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m Reflections upon the impartiality of the referee, Mr W. Wyinks, in the football match between Otago and Hawke's Bay were contained in a special telegram in the Christchurch 'Press,' it being stated that "the refereeing was very unsatisfactory," and that "the Hawke's Bay team were thoroughly disgusted with the referee." The telegram in question bcre evidence upon its face of having been forwarded by a member of the Hawke's Bay Rugby Union, who, it might hare been supposed, represented the opinions of his team. It is satisfactory, however, to note that this is not the ease, for in Thursday's 'Press* the following letter appeared over the signature of Mr T. H. Lowry, the captain of the Hawke's Bay players : —" The Hawke's Bay football team regrets that anything disparaging to the referee in our match against Otago should have appeared in your paper. We all considered Mr Wyinks very fair indeed, and his decisions were always correct." Our Wellington correspondent wireß : "It is rumored in football circles that Gage, Williams, and Ellison will refuse to play for Wellington against Auckland in consequence of tbe treatment that the Native team have been subjected to at the hands of the Wellington Union." In the match Kaikorai v. Montecillo, Eaikorai had scored 9 points, Montecillo nil, at the end of the first spell. HAWKE'S BAY v. WELLINGTON. WELLINGTON, August 17. The weather is dull and threatening, and a slight shower has already fallen, which will spoil the attendance at the Hawke's Bay v. Wellington match; but the ground will be hard enough if more rain does not fall. Wellington won by three goals and three jries to Bawke's Bay's nil. TAIERI v. ALHAMBEA. The return match between the above clubs was played at the Caledonian Gronnd this afternoon. It will be remembered that the previous meeting, which took place at tbe Mosgiel Ground, resulted, after a tough struggle, in a win for the Taieri by 3 points to nil. The respective teams which met this afternoon were constituted as follows : Taieri.—Full-baok, Soott; three-quarters—Hackie, Elder, Oliver; halves Murdooh, Stevenson ; forwards—Allan (3), Gibson (S), Matheson, Mann, and Davidson. Alrahbra. FuII-baok, Foster; three quarters— Noel, Downts, Crawsbaw; halves—Bestieaux, Crawford ; forwards—M'Lauffhlin (captain), Weitzel, Ternent. Strong, M'Kensde, Murphy, Donaldson, Robertson, Johnston. At the end of the first spell the Alham] bra had scored 4 points and Taieri 2 points. 1

Mr T. W. Fjilton has been appointed manager of the railway workshops at Aldington. He was formerly in the South Western Railway workshops at Swindon. The New South Wales Postal Department estimates the annual loss to that colony through the free carriage of newspapers at L60.0U0. This is at the rate of id per newspaper and an additional charge of M for all over 4oz, and also taking into account what would be saved in the conveyance of the English mails.

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FOOTBALL., Issue 7988, 17 August 1889

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FOOTBALL. Issue 7988, 17 August 1889

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