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At tho Napier Park races to-day tho Pony Race waß won by Kapai, with Maramu second ; tho June Handicap by Soudan (who paid a L 4 7s and L 4 17s dividend), with Dauphin second, and Bronte* third; the Steeplechase by Panic (who paid a dividend of over Lll), with Chemist seoond, and Defamer third ; time, 7min 18sco, Four of the eight starters baulked at the second jump. Hurdles, Chemist, with Waterfall second. The annual session of the Educational Institute of Otago was opened to-day. The following officebearers were elected for the ensuing {year :—President, Mr D M'Nicoll; vice-presidents, Messrs C. Mahonoy, 6. M'Donald, and W. M'Donald; secretary, Mr J. Rennie ; treasurer, Mr W. Milne ; Committee—Messrs D. White, C. Chilton, M'Nicoll, Fitzgerald, and Selby. Mr A. Wilson (Girls' High School) was nominated as president for next year. It was resolved, after discussion, to delete the following clause from the report:—" Some school committees have declined to close their schools during the session of the Institute, and in some instances they seem to have been justified, as the head-masters take no interest in the work of the Institute." Our report of the proceedings is held over. The London 'Lancet' is down on the wearing of heavy overcoats, but insists on the use of heavier underclothing. ,

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Evening Star, Issue 7948, 2 July 1889

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Evening Star, Issue 7948, 2 July 1889