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DELEGATES IN CONFERENCE.

The conference opened at the Odd fellows' Hall yesterday morning at 9 a.m.

The executive present was as follows :—President, Superintendent G. Spriggens (Wangsnui);'vice president, Deputy Superintendent J. J. Salmond (Dunedin); vice-president, Captain P. , Campbell (Timaru), secretary, Captain T. J, Watts (Newmarket); treasurer, Secretary E- Scantlebury (Reefton) ; junior past president, Lieutenant .A. Leaver (Westport); past presidents: H. L. Michel (Hokitika), E..Smith CJbmtchurcb), B C, Robbins (Tauranga), D Leach (Timaru), A, Martin (Gore), J. Smith (Rangiora), E. Tingey (Palmerston North), B Winn (Lawrence). F. Bell ringer (New.Plymouth). A 0. Hansen (Westport) and G. Wildish (Gisborne). . /

Tbe president (Mr G. Spriggens) then addressed tbe conference. He welcomed the delegates, and said it gave bira great pleasure to meet them all again in conference. It was a pleasure to renew the acquaintances they had formed last year at Wan gaoni. The president also referred to tbe death of the past president of the Association, Mr J. Hughes; of Auckland, He referred to tbe excellent work done by " Dad " Hughes.

Past President Bobbins moved that tbe dpath of Past President Hughes be placed on record.

'Seconded by Junior Past President A. Leaver (Westport) and carried in silence, tbe delegates.standing.

Secretary Scantlebury (Reefton) was appointed minute secretary for the conference.

Tbe delegates attending the cod ference were:—

Akaroa, Superintendent Goodwin, Auckland City, Secretary Doowra; Asbburton, Captain Barber; Auckland Captain Don; Alexandra, Secretary Elannay; Addington Railway, Hydranttnan L. Grammer; Blemheim, Captain Hudson; Bluff, Fireman A. Gilsori; Christchurch Railway Branchman J. Vartha, Clydjp, Fireman E. Davis ; Caversham; Captain Souness . Carterton, Secretary C. E Lee; Cambridge, Secretary Gribb (proxy) ; Coromandell, Uieut. Wildish (Proxy) ; Cromwell, Leiutenant Smart; Dunedin City, Motor Mechanic Porter; Dunedin Railway, Captain E. F. Monk; Dunedin Bouth Foreman N Johnson; Dannevirka, Fireman Punch Devonport, Secretary H. Btevensj Donniston, Fir. Megson; Eden Terrace, Fireman Jones., Eltharn, Fireman A. M. Burrowes ; Easttown Railway, Captain Gunner, Eketabuna, Secretary G. .lesson , Ellerslie, Fireman E. Chapman ; Fitzroy, Captain Griffiths , Featherston, Fireman Tait; Fraukton Junction, Captain Eneraon (proxy); Greytown, Captain W. ■■}~ Gates ; Greymoutb, Branchman Kennedy ; Grey Lynn, Fireman Wharton; Gore, Fireman L. Wallis; Geraldine; Captain E. O'Malley ; Gonville, Lieutenant Arnold ; Green Lane, Fireman Brookes; Gisborne, Foreman Thomson; Hokitika, Fireman H. Sweeney ; Hastings, Sub Superintendent Keith ; Hawera, Secretary J. Thomson; Ham llton, Superintendent J. Emerson; Hillside Railway Seoretary G. Swanson; Hastings Fire Police, Captain H. Hark; Hunterville, Secretary A. Bar kett; Invercargill, Lieutenant C. Weils Invercargill Railway, Lieutenant J. F Finnerty; Inglewood, Captain Cold' well; Islington Freezing Works, Fore man N. Johnson (proxy); Kumara, Captain Benyon; Kaiapoi, Secretary G. McGregor; Karangahake, Fireman Bray, Lyttelton, Captain Carson ; Levin, Captain McTaggart, Lawrence, Fireman McGregor; Mount Albert, Fireman Bridges; Masterton, Superintendent T.Jenkins; Masterton Po lice, Superintendent Jenkins (proxy) ; Mount Eden, Fireman Wakefield Milton,, Foreman Wilson; Mosgiel, Fireman McLeod; Martinborougb, Lieutenant E. Lefort; Maori Hill, Fireman Dreaver ; Morningtqn, Fore man H. Porter; Motueka, Fireman Schwass; Mangaweka, Fireman R, Crowther; Napier, Branchman Petersen; Napier Railway, Captain Ernes; Napier Fire Police, Constable D. N. Williams; New J N. Johnson; Naseby, Secretary Henry Moore; Nelson, Fireman H. Bright; Newmarket, Foreman Cunwell: North | cote, B. C. Bobbins (proxy) ; Oamaru, Deputy.Superintendent Cowper; One hunga, Secretary Osborne, Port Chal mers, Fireman Moir ; Patea, Captain Glenny ; Palmerston North, Foreman Hopkins; Pahiatua, Fireman White; Petone, Fireman J. Guthrie ; Paeroa, Captain Moore; Petone Railway, Lieutenant CG. Emery; Palmerston South, Captain Laurie (proxy); Puke, kohe; Branchman Norman L. Brown; Rangiora, Fireman L. Hill '■ Richmond, Secretary F. Stone; Roslyn, Fireman Webster; Reefton, Fire* man I. Clarke; Rotorua, Deputy Superintendent H Marlow; Remeura Superintendent Craig; Roes, Fire, man Gutberlet; Spit, Foreman Cogh lan; Soutbbrook, Branchman Buck' ley: Sumner, Captain Carter; Strafe ford, Captain T. G. Grubb; St. Kilda, Captain 0. A Lucas; Tapanui, Becre tary Clouston; Tetnuka, Fireman A Anderson; Timaru, Fireman E. Ford ; Timaru Railway, Fireman M. Coryj Thames, Captain Moore (proxy); Te Aroba, Captain Piikington; Taihape, rteoretary Cribb; Te Kuiti, Foreman McCarthy (proxy); Tauranga, Fireman Hall; Te Awamutu, Fireman Cresa well; Taumarunui, Captain Canton; Waipawa, < aptain Crane; Woodville, Branchman Eccles'' Westport, Lieutenant Hepburn; Waihi, Fireman R. Holmes; Whangarei, Captain Hill (proxy); Wanganui, Superintendent G, Spriggens; Waimate, Fireman 0. Heney; Waitara, Secretary J. B, Murgatroyd, Mr G. Cook; Whakatane,

-welcome

(Applause.)

J- R- Judge; Easton Railway, Cap tain Gunnei; Marton, Superintendent

Spriggens (proxy); Kiponga, Foreman King; Fielding, Secretary FitzgeraldThe Executive's report was a3 follows :-—„'

"Your Executive, in presenting tbt Thirty-fifth Annual Report bave pleasure in stating that matters in connection with the Association are in n very satisfactory condition. The amount of Assets over Liabilities i*

£536 6a 6d, as against £648 103 Gd for the previous year, being a decrease of £107 4s Od. This is accounted for by the non-inclusion of the Govern ment grant for 1914 of £800, wbicb came to hand too late to be included in tbe Balance-sheet. Our actual assets really amounted to £836 6s 6d. Roll.—The number of Brigades affiliated with the Association at the dose of tbe year was 127, being arj increase of 8 from last year. i The Arch Hill and Parnell Brigade? have been absorbed by the Auckland City Brigade. ~ I During the year the following Brigades have become affiliated ;~ Denniston, Frankton Junction, Pukekohe, Remuera, Te Awamufcu. Since then tbe Leeston, Mangaweka, and Wbakatane Brigades bave ' joined, making the present total 180.* In tbe course of the year four calls have been made for financial assistance on behalf of comrades in distress.

and the total amount subscribed t

date was £176 19s, for which mem

ber« are heartily thanked.

Your Executive are strongly of opinion that Rule 15 should be re-opened and discussed at this Conference, as the working of same has not given satisfaction to.tbe majority of Brigades. .

You will see by tbe Balance sheet that we still have in hand £50 9Gd, subscribed to tbe Giiberd memorial fund. Your Executive found it necessary, on account of tbe number of appeals, to postpone the further collection of subscriptions to this fund till a later date. We regret to state that, during the past year, the Association has suffered the loss by death of one of our most esteemed Past Presidents, viz , the late Mr J. Hughes, of Auckland. Gold Stars.—Gold Stars for -'25, years' service have been earned during tbe year by fifteen members. In tbe course of the year six have been pre sen ted, and nine will be presented at this Conference. The following received Gold Stars as mentioned :— Foreman C. J. Boreham (Auckland City), Foreman W. Williamson (Auck land City), Branchman A. Wallis (Gore), Superintendent J. Fenton (Grey Lynn), Lieutenant C. Wells (Invercargill Municipal), Foreman T. Hodgton (Parnell). Tho following will be presented with Gold Stars atthis Conference:—Lieutenant F. Fisber (Greytown), Fireman J. 3, Braggins (Greytown), Secretary J. G. Walton (Greymouth), Fireman L. La Broom (Spin), Captain T. Barber (Asbburton), Foreman A. Thomson (Gisborne), Fireman W. J. Ford (Rangiora), Secretary G. Hilton (Timaru), Captain W. H. «Butler (Eden Terrace). / T We are pleased to state that - the Accident Assurance Branch of our Association is in a satisfactory condition. The revenue amounted to £288 18s 6d, and the expenditure, which inoluded a death claim,to £137, thus leaving a profit for the year of; £96 18s sd, and the total fund now to the credit of the Accident Fund is £1949 3s. In conclusion, we desire to thank the officials of tbe Brigades, especially secretaries, for the prompt manner in which they have assisted us -to carry out our duties. Important matters claim your notice on the Order Paper* to which, doubtless, you will give you't undivided attention. We trust thae our efforts during the past year have met with your approbation. For the Executive, J. Spriggkns, President y T. J. Watts, Secretary The report and balance sheet were adopted unanimously. - 1 Past president T. D. Cummins Wanganui) wrote, regretting that be could not be present, and wishing tbe conference every success.

Superintendent C. Warner (Christchurch) wrote, inviting the delegates to attend a smoke concert on their return to Christchurch

Captain R. B. Hean (Addington Railway V.F.8.), and Engineer A. Leipst (Hastings) wrote, declining nomination as vice presidents. The Frankton Junction Fire Bri gade wrote re the contribution of funds.

The Hon. Mr Bell wrote, granting the Association free railway passes and the Government grant of £300. Past President Walton (Greymouth; sent an apology. The Mayor and councillors and Mi J. D. Bruce (Akaroa County Ghairman) then waited on the conference. They were welcomed by the chairman, i The Mayor, in addressing the con ference, said that it gave him great pleasure to welcome the delegates to Akaroa. Jfc was the first conference .held here. They admitted tbey could not entertain them as other large towns could, but they would do their best. He hoped their remembrance of Akaroa would be pleasant, and they wanted to impress them of the townspeople's desirability to make their stay as pleasant as possible, so that they would not hesitate to come back. 1 The business they were engaged in they all recognised as being of the |

utmost importance. He hoped when

tbey met again they would not forget this corner of the Dominion, (Ap plauße,)

Mr j. D. Bruce (Chairman of the Akaroa County Council) said tbe County people were just as anxious to

welcome the delegates as townspeople, and to see that they bad every facility

;o carry out their business. He knew

the good work and grand traditions of fire brigades, and, on behalf of the

County people, extended a cordial

Cr Lewitt (Chairman of the Fire Brigade Committee of the Akaroa

Borough Council) said he was very

pleased to be able to address tbe dele

gates. He thanked the looal brigade for the energy they bad displayed in

having the conference held at Akaroa The local brigade wti« to «•

community, and the Council alw.iyf hoped to make it as efficient as finances would allow. (Applaufe.ij The chairman relumed thanks f<>i

he kind welcome from tbe prevriu apeakert). The citizens' committee vvere providing excellent entertainment for delegates, and he—assured them they were all very grateful for alte/inp the programme to suit the delegates-

who had to depart by Thursday (Applause.) Three cheers were then given for the Mayor and councillors and for the County Chairman (Mr J. D. Bruce). Branchman Patterson (Napier V.F.B) moved the following resolu tion :•—'.' That in the event of a Territorial duty falling on a brigade muster and brigade members having to attend, tbey be marked as present on j the brigade roll if a certificate' was given by the officer in charge of the parade that they were present."! He Baid that young firemen in the brigades lost their marks in the brigade, and if they at tended tbe brigades, they were fined for hot attending drills. The motion was seconded Past President Leaver said be thought that they should not do. any thing that would be in opposition to the laws of tbe country, and a. fire man could not be marked present if

he was away at a Territorial parade

Captain Carson (Lyttelton) said in

Lyttelton recently during the fire a

Diamond Harbour a number of tbe members of the brigade were at Fort. Jervois, and could not got leave to join the brigade. He suggested that they should lay the question before tbe Minister. He moved as an amend

ment, that the question be referred to the Minister.^ •Fireman Canton (Taumarunui) supported the motion, and said one of the members of their brigade bad gone to a fire instead of going to drill, and bad been fined. " ■ Eoreman Hopkins (Palmerston North), said that any member of a fire brigade could put in an- appearance at tbe brigade meoting and then goto the Territorial parade. Foreman Wilson (Milton),supported the motion. He referred to the loss of mark 3 during tbe Territorial camps., / Supt. MoTsggerty (Levin), said at Hastings the Territorial officer there had' given permission for firemen to drop out any time to attend a fire. If tbe Association could, see some way of allowing attendance while Territorial firemen were attending parades it would simplfy matters. The Supt, Hamilton Brigade said be had no difficulty in getting his men away in time of fire. The,men could get straight away if an alarm rang. He did not think that members sbo.uld be marked present if they were away at drill. • . Caversbam delegate thought they should force the Association to bave the firemen exempted from drill. He thought the duties of a fireman juntas important as a Territorial. Mr Watts (secretary), s.aid the.As-, sociation had done its best to get ex eruption,.'but th.c Minister had refused to allow exemption from drill,. ■- .-,■■■>. The chairman said there were five members of the Territorial corps in Wahganui, and they found they could easily arrange to take part in drills. The same thing applied to camps, and brigades Ehould meet the.Territorial officers as much as possible. He thought tbey should all to their duty to their country. Branchman Pettersen said be was not in favour of waiting on the Minister as he thought the Minister would not take any action in the matter. He was not in favour of altering the brigades meeting night. It was decided to alter the amendment to read—That the matter be deferred until a deputation had waited on the Hon. Mnßell, and reported to the conference. , •.'* . Tbo amendment was carried. A deputation consisting of Branch man Peterson, : Captain Carson and past presidents Leaver tfifd Bobbins and the chairman, were appointed to wait on the Minister and report to the conference on Wednesday. ;^ Secretary Stevens (Dev,enport)

moved remit No. 2.—That it Be made compulsory for every intending mem ber of brigades to be medically examined.

It was thought that it would be a stumbling block to volunteer brigades because incoming members would bave to pay the medical fee themselves. Supt. McTaggerty, of Levin, thought the question of medical ex amination should; be left to each brig'

', ade. i Captain Carson.(Lyttelton), said he thought that in most: cases brigades * could bave medical officers honorary members of their brigade, and they ' would examine the men free. In reply to a question, Captain Car noil said one of bis men had been rejected by an honorary medical officer for consumption.,, Firemen Thompson (Hawera), sup* ported tbe motion as he thought it would save ttie accident fund. The motion was lost, only four sup' porting it. Remit No. S -That th 9 decision of President Boyes at the Rotorua Conference re Fireman Morrison's gold star' be rescinded, and the application reconsidered, was moved by Foreman Thompson (Gisborne). He said Fire-; man Morrison joined in 1883, and \bad 81 years active service. He took a position as custodian* and members,

of tbe brigade held he should be de barred'from the roll of the brigade _» that time. His name was. therefore erased from the roll After it becilßt common for a fireman to receive -rt* muneration bis name was replaced on the roll. Foreman Thomson then read testimonials referring to Fireman ' j Morrison's character and work as a > fireman from Gißborne. Past President Bobbins moved, as an ameslment, that the motion pro* '.= «' posed by Gisborne be deleted, and tbe rule governing the granting of the gold stars be suspended. ' A special committee was set up to consider tbe application, Past President Bobbins being appointed con* vener of a committee of seven. Remit No. 4 was considered. Tbe chairman read Rale 15 of tbe Association's rules. It is as follows: "No subscription lists shall be cir," culated among brigades, t except : ' thrpugh the Association x and with tbe consent and approval of tbe executive. These lists to be known, as'tbe' U.F.B.A. Benevolent, Appeal arid to , - consist of a compulsory levy of 6d per ' member from every member of the associated brigades for eacb list." '" The chairman said the Association had appeals frequently, and in some * cases the accidents or sickness, were not connected with fire brigade work. ' ' There were four more appeals coming before tbe Association. There w»b a * case in Marton where a fireman was

killed by a fall of timber. Tbe wife, bad received £500 under the Workers*" ~ Compensation Act, and tbe* appeal. would come before tbem. He did not tbink tbat all and sundry should have' a call on tbe benevolent funds. No cases, be thought, should*be con* sidered unless the acoident occurred , during fire brigade work. He said' unde* tbe voluntary subscription there was.more money collected than under tbe rule. . ' / Mr Watts, secretary of tbe Assoota- -i ' tion, said that during the strike there were no sixpences to spare among the . '", firemen ; fact, n the men hadn't, money enough to buy bread Four , . shillings a year was too much in subfoription funds. He thought tbat no .. '' be<p should be Extended unless fire* " •. men actually met accidents 'while en*

gaged in fire 'work. . > Past President Leaver said be could not understand bow the brigades were , ,\\ so poor. He thought tbe townspeople should support the brigades' foods.' - ,: ' He admitted tbe rule bad been a fail* - ' ' tire. , ' - Captain Carson moved that the v ruto be left as it was, striking out the. wo r dß after appeal. Seconded by Captain Griffitrg (Fitzroy) and carried unanimously Dnnedin City FB. moved remit No 5 ' • —"That all TJ.F.BA. service honours b« * standardised" ! Tbe remit was carried, and it wa» de Hid to exempt the six years'gold ber from the remits ruling. The conference adjourned for dinner. * > j The Hon. Mr Bell wired stating that he ' " j would bo present at the conference on Wad* * / nesday at noon. * t laspector Hugo, Government Inspector of | Fire Brigades, attended the conference, and ' *4 was greeted by tbe chairman and delegates. \,jl The don. R. H. Rhode's wired that he '#| hoped to be present on Wednesday, and '^| would endeavour to attend the banquet in ' "> the evening. , , . The conference then went into the compe- - ' tition conditions. . ; Remit. No. I—That eaoh brigade b* alI lowed to run six men at demonstrations

instead of five as at present, was, lost bj a large majority. ; ,v -■■ Fireman Moore (Naseby), moved -That

rule re penalties be revtsed. ' " \A Seconded by Secretary Watts and lost. * " Branchman Peterson (Napier), moved to /a alter rule 8 as follows:—strike out "boots M to be of Blucher pattero." and-. sab«titate £jl "competitors to be allowed to run in anj - j£g kinds of boots or shoes, with steel spikts ' - -,£ to Debarred." / *~ f^ Seconded by Captain MoTaggert. °>&\ The motion was lost by a Urge majority. igSe Brftnehman Pelerson moved—Thbi the A ' J§|

v sociation event be siruok out of the pro* '■'' gramme ot future demonstrations or not to- <' _ ■' ' -____jj_^ b , "j,>

oauntfor pointa forthe sihieid - -. Seconded by the dfllegat.'for Suit. The motion was lost, ' . Branch man Peterson movwd- -Tunfc ■ thmanual events be struck out of the pro. gramme of future demonstrations. Seconded by Fireman Docura, of Auok. land, . ■'•'■',-.' The motion was lost. 1 Fireman Sweeney (Hokitika) moved-Add rule 10 "that the pressure guacre on all demonstration grounds bo placed in a conspiquom |pqsition, wh»re it oan be easily Been by all competitors." Seconded by Fireman Hepburn (Westport) and carried. * Fireman- Sweeney (Hokitika), moved — That the rule relating to the publication of the pressure available four months prior to the demonstration be rigidly enforced. B'eoonded by Fireman Thompson (Hawera) andearrild. Bafgiora F*3. moved—" That the scales used for weighing competition gear be tested by the Inspector of Weights and Measures previous to the start of competitions, and that rip other scales be allowed to be used." The motion was carried, with the addition that no appeal be allowed against the scales. The following remit by the. Pahiat'ua V.K.B. was carried : — "That in the ladder events the ladders be fixed to, one Btsnd, and the competitors to touch tbe same finishing barrier}' <.- ■, Pahiatua, Alexandra and Dumdin City moved—" That paper discs be used" it a>l future U.F.B.A. demonstrations." An amendment was moved by Fireman Porter (Dnnedin City) -That the drop or shatter discs b? used in lien of paper disc.. The emendment was carried, A further amendment was moved-That {he matter be referred to the incoming executive, with power to act. The amendment was lost, and the original amendment carried a* a motion. The delegate for the,Dunedin City F.B promised to supply a model of a dron spring diso to the executive, and his rffer was acoepted with applause The TJanqevirke V.F.B. moved—" That in future, owing to the amount of abuse of oon • ditions governing same and the small num» ber '.ft entries, the dressing be left out of future programmes." The motion was lost by a large majority, Mosgie. -.-V.F.B, moved—"That in the event of a committee, consisting of captains of teanjs, beirtg appointed- to wait on < the judges at a demonstration, re their deci.ioo of alterations to gear, .tunics, etc., a notice be posted in 4' conspicnona place by the seoretary qf the judges, giving full" detail* as to their decisions." "• • ,

The mot : on waß carried The Bumner V.F.B. moved—'That it be a recommendation to the eveutive of the U.F.B: Association to have plaoed on the 1915 demonstration fullowi-ing-e-venfc, viz.; Ooe man to run fiva yards,pick up one fifty feet ot dry hose, properly strapped, hydrant and branoh, to run twenty five yards to plug; insert hydrant, connect fifty feet of hose, run out lengih, fix branch, and finifh five yard* in front of branch, Time "taken until man crosses five yardmark," The motion was lost. The special committee set up to report upon the reconsideration of the decision to reconsider the granting of a gold star to Fireman Morrison recommended the gold star be granted. Past President Bobbins, convener of the speoial meeting, said Fireman Morrison's name had baen taken off the Brigade's books from 1899 to 1909. and in their opinion mr -properly, as he had attends! all practices, and he bad served the requisite number of years, t ■.-' ■ The recommendation was carried unani* ' - mously. ■'-•'■•.'. Secretary Osborne (Cnehunga) moved— That the manual events points not count in the champion or high pressure shield events, but only for the manual shield. The motion was carried. • Thtf photograph committee reported Miss Buckland had been selected to take the . photo of the conference delegates. ' V Ai(: invitation waß received from the Kaia. pni Working' Men's Club to visit Kaiapoi . - when the delegates returned to Christchurob. ' j The chairman announced that Inspector Hugo would address tbe conference at 9 a m. •n Wednesday morninh. HCapta'n j Canton (Taumaruniii) suggested that a collection be, taken up to put two seats in the Akaroa pomain in recognition of the handsome treatment of the people of '~y Akaroa.' £'£;;": ; ' \ The president said he was sure the present V would be appreciated "by the May r and his "townspeople, and he endorsed the remarks of the previous speaker. A collection was then taken up, whioh j realised __4,"and it was. decided to hand over the collection to the hon. sec. of the citizens' entertainment committee (Mr D. Handisides) Supt. Goodwin thanked the delegates most heartily on behalf of tbe local brigade and townspeople. ' The president said Fireman Porter, of the Dunedin City, would give a demonstration of _, fire alarm in the hall this morntog, l, and it was decided to hare the photo' 'of delegates taken st 9 s,m. this morning. \ .' 'Captain Glenny (Pahiatua), brought up ■ ■ "'the)the> question of fire boards supplying and firemen's decorations. J'PastPresident' Michel said h\s would the matter before the Fire Boards' • : -'^ ; Conf(jrencpv; ,, ~ ; Fast. President Bobbins said when they Interviewed tha Minister on fira brigade maf ttn be was nfost sympathetic, He thought : that the matter would -be favourably eon. ~ sideredbythe Minister, and the Government would be more liberal to fire boards as regards funoX, ' ;■ ''■>■■■. .'Fireman Eccles >{Woodville), suggested uniform badges for firemen, showing the ' rank should be worn. It was decided the Association secure dietinetiV* badges for each brigade for the next aonference. ' Vjee-'president Captain P. Campbell, of the Timaru Brigade, invited the Conference to ''jjold'iha'fnext conference aud demon-tration \ ' '?:, ': ■'■=::>''The' president moved the Association Timeru's Invitation to hold the next. "}>? oonferenoe and demonstration in 1915 there 'f^ 1 - :: . The motion was carried with great

£i| ; .' ; 'Ai_Cl_)ENT. AS9UKANGE SOCIETY, ' '.-.; vlhir Society met at half past seven last '.. eTwlnß, tbe President, Captain T. W. RoL V ston (Inglewood) presiding. . There were '}-..:"■ about eighty delegates |present. A detailed I report will appear next issue.

i-; TODAY'S MOVEMENTS.

' It was deeidfd to play a three rink match . against"the local bowling olub torday, the president also announcing that launohes _ would take fishing parties down the harbour at 10 a.m. and 10.80 a.m. This dosed the business of the conferenoe until Wednesday morning. In the after- . noon, the delegates and their friends will he entertained at the bowling green, tennis an'l croquet courts. The band will play seleo tions on the BecreaUob Ground. G.neraV afternoon tea will be given on tbe tennis and -croquet courts. In the evening a dance will cc held-in tbe Oddfellows' Hall, commencing at 8 p.m, '•...' ■' .. ■

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DELEGATES IN CONFERENCE., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4377, 10 March 1914

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