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Maxwell, tho Southland representative in the Hunt Club races, arrived in town by train last ovening. A Sydney telegram statos that betting on the Hawkesbury meeting, which opens today, is more spirited. Quotations for Grand Handicap are : —IOO to 18 against Tourbillon and Ellerdale; 100 to 16 Lamond.

A Melbourne cablegram states that Recall has been scratched for the Melbourne and Caulfield Cups. Sedition has been scratched for the Hawkesbury Handicap. Tho annual meeting of the Phoenix Cricket Club (presided over by Mr Moore) was held in the Shamrock Hotel last evening. The balance-sheet showed that the club had never been in3ueh a good position financially as at present, and members have the satisfaction of knowing that the club practically start the season with a clean sheet. A long and animated discussion took place on the Caledonian Society's offer of their ground for the season, aud the fixing of the subscription. It was ultimately decided that the entrance fee should be LI 10s for seniors and LI for juniors, while thesociety'soffer (with a-slight reservation) was accepted. The election of working office-bearers resulted as follows : Captain, W, Wyinks; deputy, W. Montgomery ; secretary, J. P. Malcolm ; committee, W. Morrison, C. Beck, R. Haskell, C. T. Moore, W. J. Moore, and Browne ; selection committee, Malcolm, Frith, and C. Beck"

The following additional particulars of the race between Searle and O'Connor for the sculling championship and LSOO a-side reached the Christchurch papers:—"The Australian won the toss and chose the Surrey side of the river. At 1.25 p.m. the word 'Go ? was given. O'Connor was first away, and rowing a fast stroke soon had the advantage of half a length. On passing the Crabtree Searle had drawn op level, and at the Soap Works was half a length to the good. He continued to inorease his lead, and it was at once apparent that he had the race well in hand. At Hammersmith bridge Searle was a length to the good, and this was doubled on passing Chiswick. O'Connor made a feeble spurt here, but it was of no avail, as Searle was increas. ing the lead every stroke. At Barnes O'Connor was showing unmistakeable signs of distress, and thence to the finish the race was simply a procession, Searle sculling in an easy winner by ten lengths, Time, 22min 42sec. Searle met with an enthusiastic reception on stepping out of his boat. The winner rowed the first mile in 4min 53see, ; passed Hammersmith in Bmin : 3Ssec/and: Barnes in 19min 3sec. OTAGO HUNT CLUB RACES. The annual races of the Otago Hunt Club, under • the management <bf .. the Dunedin; Jockey Club, will be held to-morrow and, Saturday. The gathering should be an' interesting one, the entries and acceptances being double those of last. year. All the events are very open,'but I think that if they run the following horses will show up best in tho different events : Hi7N'fEß3' SyERPIKCIMSK.—BugIer. Kkxsikcton llanli.ica;?. St. Malo or St. Jauie.». Tkot.—Antiimi Tali>t-iio IlAxnrcAr.—Waitangi pr Da,rjdy Longlegs. Shorts Handicap.—Stonehonge or Ap ca Moi. Prima Donna is scratched for all engagements. PjE.(fASBS. The Rev, A. Jerome P, Mathews, for the past two years Roman Catholic priest at St 5 Mary's, Bath, has seceded from the Romish Church. He was ordained by Archbishop Eyre at Glasgow in 1870. It is a significant commentary on the uselessness of universal exhibitions as promoters of permanent peace that the " War Palace " in the great Paris show this year is more popular with the French visitors than any other department The application of volatile hydrocarbons in lieu of water for producing power is just sow attracting considerable attention,

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE., Issue 8010, 12 September 1889

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SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. Issue 8010, 12 September 1889

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