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OUR DEFENCES.

General Edwards, accompanied by the Hon. T. Fergus, Mr W. N. Blair (Engineer-. in-Chief), and Mr A. D. Bell (Defence Engineer), started for the Heads this morning to inspect the defence works, but a heavy squall setting in theic visit was abandoned." This evening General Edwards inspects the Qiago Hußsars at Tahuna Park. The volunteer inspection takes place to-morrow afternoon.

The inspection of the Hussars by General Edwards has been postponed till 7.3Q to-, morrow (Saturday) morning, and will take place at Tahuna Park. The volunteers of all arms, including country eorpa, will be drawn up in line to reoeive the General at 4.30 p.m., probably on the racecourse. The special train by which the country men will return is to leave town at 9 p.m. We understand that fines will be enforced against absentees. The cadets (including those of the High School) will be inspected at noon in the Garrison Hall, bo that they may return home by the 4.20 trajn. This afternoon the General, after taking a look at the Exhibition building, went out to the Beach to inspect the forts there. Tne parade for the 9th of November has been abandoned, so that there should be a. full muster of all arms to-morrow.

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OUR DEFENCES., Issue 8047, 25 October 1889

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OUR DEFENCES. Issue 8047, 25 October 1889

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