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On Wednesday evening a meeting of those interested m the above was held m the Library. Mr Hardy occupied the chair. The chairman, after reading the > advertisement from the " Ashburton Mail" calling the meeting, called on some one present to move m the,matter. Mr Oxley, late secretary, explained that as there was an entertainment on. the same evening he had, to save time, drafted a program me suggested on last year's lines, and moved that it be approved. This was seconded by Mr Highe.s. Mr Saunders expressed an opinion that it. was useless holding a meeting to arrange matters as everything was cut and dried already. Mr Oxley, m somewhat forcible terms, denied that anything was cut and dried, and withdrew his motion. The chairman and Mr W. B. Dixon expressed themselves satisfied that nothing was cut | and dried. After much desultory talk and a great waste of time, it was resolved that sports be held m the Domain as usual, and that the following be appointed :— President, Mr D. G. Holmes; VicePresidents, Messrs E. S. Coster, T. E. Upton, W. L. Allan, W. M. Lyttelton ; Judge of horse races, W. M. Lyttelton : Starter, T. E Upton; Clerk of the Course, R. Kemp ; Clerk of the Scales, T. F. Dowtling ; Judges of Athletics, W. L.Allan, E.H.Hughes, and J. Kemp ; Starters of Athletics, C. A. C. Hardy and R. Story; Treasurer, W. B. Dixon ; Secretary, L. Oxley ; Stewards, with full power to arrange everything, C. Hardy, H Primmer, J. Kemp, W. Hood, A. Rountree, A. Makeig, and J. Wilkinson. Horse races to consist of a Hurdle Race, about two miles, Flying Stakes, Ladies' Purse, Handicap Saddle Trot, Farmers' Plate, and a Hurry Scurry. A number of athletic events, with substantial prizes, were also arranged for, and given good weather and no fighting and grumbling, a successful day's amusement may be looked forward to.

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SOUTH RAKAIA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2529, 27 September 1890

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SOUTH RAKAIA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2529, 27 September 1890

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