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St. Patricks Day Sports.—A meeting of the St. Patrick's Day Sports Association was held last evening, there being a good attendance. A large amount of correspondence was received and dealt with. The reports of various sub-committees were received, and ib was shown that everything was progressing satisfactorily. Tbejsecretary reported having already received entries for the bicycle eveDts, which promise to be very numerous. All that is required now.to ensure a good day's sport ia a fine day, the hard working of the committee leaving nothing to be desired on their part.

The Chinee: Is he " Heathen ? "—Mr Wong Tape, who was educated ab the Otago High School, has just returned from a prolonged vigib to China. He was interviewed by the Cromwell Argus, and m reply to a question about missionaries, remarked, bitingly :—" They ate a great factor for evil m the relations between our people and foreigners. Those of our people who travel see quite clearly that the western nations require Christianising quite as much as our people. I am," says Mr WoDg Tape, " well acquainted with the lives of our lower classes, and I am quite certain they live on a higher moral plane than European people of the game class, and we want to know why you don't cure yourselves before going m for healing others. There is more vice and immorality m a large European ciby than m a Chinese city of an equal population. Our faith has eufficed us for thousands of years. We have held it while you have ohanged yours several times. Besides, you Westerns have not yet decided among yourselves what i really is you believe."

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Latest Items, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXI, Issue 4737, 28 February 1899

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