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JUBILEE RIFLE MEETING.

TO THE EDITOR. Sir,—l wish to draw the attention of tho "shootists" in the community to the cost that each competitor will have to pay for the privilege of competing at this function. Approximated it will be as under, L9Gs • . Martini riho £3 10 200 rounds ammunition tor practioe, Bay .. .. .. 15 0 Entrance money, including ammunition, say .. •• 4 0 0 Sighting Bhots, say ... .. 10 0 £9 0 0 This is rather a princely outlay for such sport, and when the wages for lost time are taken into account, the amount will be considerably augmented. I understand that the Martini-Henry riflo was adopted so as to induce entries from Australia. Of course that may have been quite judicious ; but I ask, is it fair to ask our volunteers to pay L 3 Is caßh down for a rifle that they may not be able to use again after the meeting is over ? Why should not the Government hand them over to the New Zealand Rifle Association, and that Association be allowed to issue them to corps on receiving a guaranteo of entrance money for each rifle issued ? The rifles to be returned at the conclusion of the meeting. In addition to the outlay and loss of wages I have referred to, there has to be considered the cost of transit arid local expenses of those men who have to come from other parts of the colony. If the Executive of the Association intend to make tho meeting a success, they will have to give the matter of the conditions of rifle issue most careful consideration.—lam, etc., Maggie. Dunedin, September 5.

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JUBILEE RIFLE MEETING., Evening Star, Issue 8006, 7 September 1889, Supplement

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JUBILEE RIFLE MEETING. Evening Star, Issue 8006, 7 September 1889, Supplement

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