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THE HUSSARS.

Thirty men of the North Otago Corps, under Captain Chaffey, Lieutenants Reid and Nichols, and Sergeant-major Little, ! arrived at the camp on Saturday night, j Others from the district are expected tomorrow, bringing up the North Otago contingent to forty-three. Thirteen men representing the Taieri rode in on Saturday afternoon under Lieutenant Allan, and were incorporated with the main body, under the immediate control of Lieutenant Robin, Lieutenant Allan, ami Sergeant-major Tar):. Th” total number of men now under canvas is seventy-four.

Yesterday the North Otago mtu went, on to the Beach far company drill for a couple cf hours: and the Dunedin men were exercised at volley and independent firing in the morning, the North Otago men doing tho same in tho afternoon—all under the instructions of Captain Coleman, who has charge of all drills. To-day the reveille sounded at 5 a. in. The weather was too wet to turn out the horses at six o’clock, so there was skirmishing drill on foot on tho ground from six to seven. From ten to twelve the men were put through aiming and position drill, and volley and independent tiring; and for the rest of the day tho men took things easy. At five this evening there was to be a mounted parade if the weather permitted. The heavy south-west gale, bringing with it clouds of sand, has not done any actual damage to the tents, but it seriously interferes with the comfort of the men, who are, however, as cheerful as can he expected under circumstances that constitute a trial of their patience and fortitude. Captain Stronaoh is expected to resume the captaincy’during tho week.

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THE HUSSARS., Issue 8043, 21 October 1889

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THE HUSSARS. Issue 8043, 21 October 1889

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