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THE CALEDONIAN SOCIETY.

A meeting of directors was held last evening, the president (Mr 0. F. Greenslade) in the chair.

A letter was read from the League of New Zealand Wheelmen accepting the society's te n" a *or two days' use of the "grounds during Jubilee week, and it was recommended that as the Jockey Club have dfcided to run the Cup on the 23rd the League fix on the 2*th and 26th for their cycling carnival, which, it maybe mentioned, they intend to make the "biggest event ever run in New Zealand, The programme of 1878, as submitted by the Oameß and Grounds Committee, was adopted, and a total amount of prize mohev allocated amounting to £425. Of thi* sum £B* has been allocated to wrestling—which formed such a prominent feature in last year's sports-and £75 for cycling. A special competition was arranged for adult pipers, and £ls 15s was subscribed by the president and four directors to augment the society 'apprize money—in cash and medals.

Mr J. M'Donald reported that the Tahuna Park Trotting Club had, in deference to the strong protest made by the society, decided to hold their meeting on "Wednesday,. 29th December, instead of on the Ist January, as previously arranged. It was voiced by-the meeting that the Trotting Club had met the sooiety very fairly, and a vnte of thanks was passed to the president and to Mr Sligoiand other members of the House who had interested themselves in trying to arrange matters as between the club and the society. It was reported that in view of the Wheelmen a League having engaged for Jubilee week, the society being thereby debarred from holding an open air meeting as intended, that a Scottish Carnival would be held on the evening of the 23rd March. It was also reported that in spite of the prevailing bad weather the contractor (Mr Allan Johnston) is getting on with the cycling track at a rapid rate, and that it is expected to be finished in time for a cycling fixture to come off early in December.

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THE CALEDONIAN SOCIETY., Issue 10458, 30 October 1897, Supplement

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THE CALEDONIAN SOCIETY. Issue 10458, 30 October 1897, Supplement

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