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A meeting of the Committee of the above Association was held on Wednesday evening ; Present Messrs Brydone (in the chair), Stronach, Smith, Philp, Hart, Taggart, Sinclair, Charters, Peake, and Cowan. A circular was received from the Hawke’s Bay Association enclosing a copy of resolution to the effect that Ministers should be asked to introduce a Bill imposing an annual fee of LlO on all entire horses three years old and upwards; the fees so collected to he given as annual premiums to sire horses standing in the district in which the tax is levied.—lt was resolved to support this resolution. The following offers of private prizes for tho coming show were received, and the secretary instructed to accept same with thanks -.—From the Dunedin Jockey Club, cup or specie, value LlO 10s, to be allotted as the Association might direct for blood stock ; from Mr J. S. Rutherford, Albury, the sum of LlO 10s, for qualified hunters, providing fair bunting fences were erected ; from the Peninsula A. and P. Association, cup or piece of plate, value L 5 ss, to be allocated as the Association might direct. The sub-committees for the year were appointed as follows; Grounds Committee—Messrs Brydone, Duthie, Sinclair, Philp, Gourley, Hart, Stronaoh, Roberts, and Smith. Finance Committee—Messrs Brydone, Smith, Philp, Soanca, Stronaoh, Sinclair, Roberts, Russell, and Driver. Programme Committee—Messrs Brydone, Smith, Raid, M'Fariano, Philp, Patrick, Ferguson, Cowan, and Allan. Parade Committee—Messrs Dnvae, Charters, Philp, Taggart, Ferguson, Hart, M'Fariano, Duthlc, and Allan. Cmvisfors Central district; Messrs Brydone, Smith, Philp, M'Farlane, Driver, Taggart, and Uuthie. South district: Messrs Smith, Philp, Fleming, Peake, and Hart. North district: Messrs Smith, Sutherland, Sinclair, Taggart, Stronaoh, and Dr Coughtrey. It was resolved that the horse parade be held on Thursday, October 3.

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