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LAND & WATER.

The flnel deposit for the 60 miles pedestrian' contest between Haneock and J. Scott has been madft. Tho raateh takes place on Monday. An incident ooourrod on Wednesday nighti (says the LyttoeUton. Times) which tends to showj that poaching of the .worst kind, the destruction offish in the spawning season, prevails in Christ J chunk An elderly man named Loach wa3 found by the police suffering from a bad scalp wound about 11 o'clock, and was taken to' ttie hospital. He had in his possession a large fish, which was taken charge of by Mr Brown, head wardsman at tho hospital, who was astonished to find, on examining it, that it was a female trout, about four pounds in weight, and full of ova. ( On being questioned as to how it came into his possession, Leach said that he had just bought it for two shillings from a man, whom, on account of tho darkuess, he did not recognise. It is much to be hoped that tho persons, whoever they are, who are engaged in such illegal and mischievous practices may not escape detection. The London Sportsman says that it is true there has been a rupture between Mr Hammond, of St Gatien fame, and R. Sherwood, his trainer, the breach being of a nature so serious as to have caused the former to remove his horses from the stable. St. Gatien, Florence, Dutchman, and all the other horses the property of Mr Hammond, have sincn joinod Jamas Wmi'jh's string, thanks to tho sanction of Count Fesleties, from whom Waugh held an appointment as private tutor* The pupils attending in'r Oscar David's gymnastic classes havo agreed to the suggestions contained in a letter published in the Daily Tunes, and have volunteered their services -m connection with a grand gymnastic exhibition to , ?, 8 . JPT«*i,Bome time in September. The exhibition will take the place of the annual one green by Mr David's pupils, and the proceeds t J?:? 1 ' ld of the funds of tfl e Benevolent • Institution. A good deal of support has already - been promised ; and as Mr David has over 50 pnpils attending his class at the Normal School, and also a elaes of some 40 odd members of the North- Dunedin Rifles, the proposed entertainment is likely to be a very successful affair. PnJ?w &^ """# Bhow of the D«nedin Fodtey, Fujeon, Canary, Cage-bird, and Dog Society h«U fixed for the 21st and 22nd of August. Th* prww „» liberal for a young attend it than its predewsaon. A gift dhtrilwfcion is to fe, attd. w .onaoction %ith the S« .n?fi? ce \ Of P « imur e> Auckland, for £50 IZ ' i nßhampwnshipn Bhampwnship of Auckland, took place in the Theatre Royal on Saturday night. ff a n«- f?r S^ rfcr f *£ c bes t three out of five Son W ftf G " mh °Tlmd style. The match was WpLJ 7'7 ' W°, more science than SS, ™ I" £ c heavier - Three hundred InW fi, R^r Proceeds to Australia to Stf BtchM fr Maher Emitted he was fairly beaten, and Reany was the firat who had Reany, but not much money changed handa. Our Tapanui oorrospondont writes on 22nd inst.:~Mr Taggart informs the Tapanui Courier that the Otago Hounds will visit this place at the Spring raoa meeting— that is, S^JJ^S*!^ ****** of y^s Ta p ftnui awrn^J vffl * WM m B**rr«*y, wfcm prize. 9

will be awarded. The hounds were bred by Dr Jones, who is endeavouring to encourage the rearing of a pack, he being the donor of prizes. — Our correspondent further writes : Our knights of tho green cloth are just now engaged in a tournament at Mr Frank Knowlo's room. There are 10 entries, and the prizes aro— lst, £2 15s ; 2nd, valuo 15s. Play commenced on Monday evening-

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LAND & WATER., Otago Witness, Issue 1757, 25 July 1885

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LAND & WATER. Otago Witness, Issue 1757, 25 July 1885

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