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YOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE

The inspection of the volunteers of this district by General Edwards is expected to take place on Saturday, 26th inst. The country volunteers will arrive in town by tho 11 a.m. train, and it is hoped employers of labor will give facilities for their employes who are volunteers to attend the inspection. The Otago Hussars go into camp to-morrow, and will be joined by the Oamaru men. They hold cavalry sports on the 26th, the day that General Edwards is to inspect the forces, and as the inspection will probably be in the neighborhood of Tahuna Park, the public will have an opportunity of seeing both events. Major Gordon's class for officers, guides, and markers. is being well attended. Last Friday evening there wero forty-five present. Skirmishing drill and the formation of squares are tho subjects for drill to-night. The Wakari Rifles paraded for inspection at the Kaikorai on Thursday evening; present—l captain, 1 lieutenant, 1 colorsergeant, 2 sergeants, 1 bugler, and 44 rank and file; total, 50. After inspection the company was marched outside for drill, and after drill a meeting was held. Several new members wore elected, and Colorsergeant Sonntag was elected lieutenant to fill the vacancy caused by Captain Stout's promotion.

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YOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE, Issue 8041, 18 October 1889

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YOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE Issue 8041, 18 October 1889

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