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THE CALEDONIAN SOCIETY.

A large meeting of the Games and Ground Committee of the Cjledonian Society was held last evening, when it was resolved to call for tenders for the lease of the ground during the Exhibition season. A revision of the programme for the annual gathering was taken in hand, and several donations towards the prize fund were promised in the room. Messrs Speight and Co. are giving trophies to the value of L 8 for a three-mile bicycle handicap. It was resolved that trophies bo offered for two bicycle competitions, to be held on each day of the gathering. In bagpipe music, separate prizes are to be given for pibrochs, marches, and strathspeys and reels. Mr E. Wilson stated that he had already collected L2 a<< the nucleus of a jpceial prize for a grand Exhibition bagpipe competition. The Caledonian and Dnnedin Handicaps are to be split into four separate divisions, two distances to bo run upon each day ; and it is contemplated to introduce an obstacle race, also a quarter-mile hurdle race. Additional prizes are to be given for wrestling, There arc to be only two competitions—viz., heavy weights and Hat and under. There will bo three styles—Cumberland, Cori)i:li, and Irish. The 21yds quoiting will be conducted upon the same lines as last year, It is suggested that it be held on the oval. But little change will be made in the dancing. The last event upon the first day's programme is the popular one-mile walk.

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THE CALEDONIAN SOCIETY., Evening Star, Issue 7964, 20 July 1889

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THE CALEDONIAN SOCIETY. Evening Star, Issue 7964, 20 July 1889

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