(From ,'Our_ Owa Correspondent.)^, ■ The Idea of. erecting a more Towa (Hall is,- seriously considered, «s well as ilMTing more 'light In-the streets". tTiere Iβ now a fair opening for some enterprising gaslight* firm to establish a business. A i very enjoyable social was held in ; the Towu Hall ;on rMonday. eveningiby 'ourUocal town band. Music, was supplied iby Mr. Woodcraft, au-d"the' duties of M.C. were ably can'ied out bjr.Slr. W. IJudley. .Songs were Tendered by Mrs. Shortland,' Messrs. ■Dudley .and Barnes, and the enjoyable function in the early"ihtfurs of (Cnesday.-•-•■•■■•■ a. • ■:.--.' m I. t It Is a. matteo*:for regret ,that efforts.to establish either .volunteer ox;rifle,corps seem to be vain, though the population Includes a Jarge number* of ex-coiitingenters, uiembers of aistaut volunteer companies, "arid shooting enthusiasts. .Some time ago a meeting of all interested in rifle ' Shooting w.as convened, a rifle, club ..was. formed,, and named -the'cDpper-Klng Country -Rifle Glnb.' At this meeting a. selectioa committee j -was deputed,- 'tor "; eelectio-ft of & range, 'and a■' Hnita'blo place was ohosen. TJie eecretary -went to end : less trouble, end did ill in ihls power to have *he desired range set apart for' the purpose. On Jnrestigation ft was found that the ground was owned by imtlves; who could not comply with the wishes of th« club,; and the nable sport has -'been practically barred through a suitaMe range jjot being evailable, or a suitable, site ,for.a range being unobtainable. A local 'resident hot 'long ago communicated with the . Defence, department asking for information, with "tregarai to the formation of a mounted rifle corps, end received a most ■discouraging reply. Tjhero ere. some ftrst-class men iv the district' who would willingly act as drill instructors,' and do all In their power : to assist in the organising and establishing a fli-st-cla'ss volunteer or rifle corps. "It Is hoped th«t another iuiove intli'e direction. LWill "be made soon. v-.t... ;■_., .i r :; ">.,.
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