α-successfui, outixg. ■ The annual picnic in connection with the mechanical and process departments ot the Aueklae' "Star" office took place on Saturday ar Takapuna, and was in every way a greut success. Some two hundred took part in the excursion, lea-ring by boat in the morning, and spending tHe 'day at the lake, where luncheon and tea were Xiartaken of. During the Any a sports programme was carried out, and excited considerable interest, with the following results:— Tenths' Race 73yds A. E. Wilson (3yds) 1, C. Slndlen (6yds) 2, J. Strongman (3yds) 3 Girls' Uaee, 50yds.—Miss Stevens 1, Miss Haxell 2. •■..._ Married Men's Race, 50yds.— J. Clarke 1, IF. Barker 2. 1 22()Yds Handicap.—W. Glass (scr.) 1, A. E. Wilson (6yds) 2. Married Ladies' Race. —Mrs H. Lloyd Brett 1, Mrs Welch 2. Mrs Buckly 3. "Star" Dispatch Relay Kace.—Machine Department 1, Binding Department 2. Boys' Race, 50yds.—G. Pooly 1, H. Barton 2, F, Laurie 3. Ladies' Nail-driving Competition.—Mrs. J. Dixou 1, Mrs. Stvongmau 2. Half-mile Handicap.—W. Glass (scratch) 1 E. Porter (25yds) 2, W. H. Flower (Byds) 8. - ' Egg and Spoon Race. —Miss Mundy 1, Miss Stevens 2. Toyds Swimming Kace.—L. Harty (3s) 1, J. l'erc-ival (scratch) 2, H. Hyains (tis) if. Thread-tbe-?»eedle Race.—Barton-Miss Buckly 1, Mercer 2, Metcalf-Miss Haxell 3. 100 yds Ladies' . Bracelet.—W. Glass (scratch) 1, C. Sludlen (10yds) 2, J. Strongmnn (4yds) 3. Sack Race. —F. Barton 1, W. Langford Three-legged Race.—Percival-Alexander 1, JohDston-Flower 2. Tug-oi.war.—Process Department 1, Machine Department 2.
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