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"I have discovered sport, which shows the resourceful character of the New Zealand boy," remarked Dr T. Hope Lewis, at a meeting of the Auckland Acclimatisation Society this week. He explained that some boys in the Waikato, in order to catch rabbits, obtained a quantity of carbide. This they placed in the burrow and plugged up one end of the hole securely. The other entrance was sufficiently covered to prevent the acetylene gaa escaping. They then applied some water, and when they caculated the burrow was sufficiently filled with gas they lit * fuse, and the rabbit was blown out like » shot from a gun. " I tried to get rabbits out with carbide fumes," he added, boa it b sol a success. It never occurred i<» test to ajpJjt *ja»toW

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 1, Issue 15676, 15 December 1914

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Page 6 Advertisements Column 1 Issue 15676, 15 December 1914

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