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Holiday Events.

CALEDONIAN SOCIETY OF SOUTHLAND., The Queen’s Park never looked bet. ter than on Tuesday last, when townsfolk and country folk streamed ■through the gates to enjoy one of ■the finest programmes ever given ■here. The weather was perfect, and its brightness was reflected in the faces of the spectators, whosp robust humour and orderliness indicated that life goes well with the great bulk of our population. Old and •young were there —family groups from the country, whoso members enjoy only one or two outings in 'the year, and town dwellers who turn out on every occasion that offers a chance of pleasure. Not a few care little for the sports—they seize the opportunity of meeting- the friends of Auld Lang Syne. Others, however, keenly relish displays of athletic prowess, and on Tuesday both classes were gratified, for the attendance, despite counter-attractions, w a s large, while the majority of the contests were interesting, and in some cases exciting. /The only regrettable feature was the disqualification of tw® of the runners, including the winner of the big race of the day, but it is hoped that the incident will prove a salutary lesson to the athletes who may be tempted to get the better of handi,Cappers. In the heavy events the redoubtable Frank Fordo, who, in spite of inducements to go further afield, remained loyal to the Southland Society, scored a number of victories, and in the mile race W. Vlason added to his laurels by a fine exhibition of pluck and endurance. The chopping and sawing events also furnished a few exciting moments, and then there were bicycle races, dances, vaulting, and numerous items to hold the attention of patrons.

The office-bearers are to be congratulated on the success achieved—to carry out such a gathering- means a lot of har'd work, and to stick to their posts year after year on a day .when other people are pleasuring, proves that the work must be a labour of love. Subjoined is a summary of the prize-list : Half Mile Bicycle Race—W. Broad /35yds) 1, A. Cuff (25yds) 2, J. Hoffman (scr) 3. One Mile Bicycle Race—F. Dixon /60yds) 1, A. Cuff (50yds) 2, E. •IT. Kibblcwhite (scr). Time —2 mins 31 secs. Two Mile Bicycle Race —P. Dixon (120yds) 1, W. J. Harris (60yds) 2, E. H. Kibblewhite (scr) 3. 100 Yards Handicap Race (Amateurs') —A. G. Rog-ers 1, P. C. Stokes 2, W. F. Anderson 3. Time — 10 :2-sth secs. 75 Yards Handicap—Shi\aS' 1, Robinson 2, Brown 3. Time—B 3-sth secs. 220 Yards Handicap (amateurs) — ;W. F. Trembath (4yds) 1, C. L. Smith (2yds) 2, S. C. Nash (9yds) 3. Time —24 secs. ■Relay Race (one mile), for boys under 14 years attending Southland schools —Mat aura School (W. Murray, D. Dun, W. Heslin, W. Ward) 1 ; Hedgehope school (R. Pearce, M. Brown, H. Pearce, H. J. McLeod) 2. Half Mile Handicap—G. Foster (35 yds# 1, T. Small (45 yds) 2, W. Maron (40yds) 3. Time —2 mins 3 2-5 secs. 120 Yards Hurdles (amateurs') — R. >E. Bust (7y'ds behind scr) 1, C. L. Smith , (10 yds behind scr) 2. Caledonian Handicap (133 yds) ; '£2o and President's gold medal, £5, £3, and £2— Iving 1 Baty 2 Shivas 3 Dodds 4 Time —12 3-sth secs. King won ilyBoys’ 100 Yards Handicap—M. Al. dred 1, J. G. Hanan 2. Time —11 secs. 440 Yards Handicap (amateurs) —W. F. Trembath (7yds) 1, C. L. Smith (3yds) 2, B. Nash (scr) 3. Time—--54 4-sth secs. One Mile Handicap—W. Mason (80 yds) 1, W. Conling (scr) 2, T. Small (85yds) 3. Time —4 mins 30 secs. 220 Yards Handicap—l. Baty (8 yds) 1, T. Dodds (4yds) 2, W. Baird (scr) 3. Time —24 l-sth secs. 440 Yards Handicap—G- Foster (16 yds) 1, Peters (10yds) 2, B. Kaveney (20yds) 3. Hig-h Leap—F. McFadgen (4 in) 5 ft. sin. 1, J. McFadgen (3in) and Jf Milne (scr) tied for second at oft. 4 in. F. Forde (lin) jumped sft. 2in. '(exclusive of handicap), H. Orr (4ft. Viinj, H. McGregor 4ft IOJ-in, and McEwcn sft 2in from scratch. Long Jump—J. Thomson (Ift 6in) 20ft 10in, 1 ; F. McFadgen (2ft)*£o ft Biu, 2. F. Forde (scr) 19ft Bin and iD. McMillan (Ift 6in)' 19ft 3J

in. also competed. The distances given include the handicaps. Hop, Step and Jump—N. Aldred (2ft), 42ft lli-in, 1 ; H. Br o w n (Ift) 41ft lin, 2 ; H. McGregor (2ft) 40 ft Sin, 3.

Quoits —T. Stevenson (3) 1, J. Saunders (2) 2, J. Hannah (scr) 3, H. McGregor (scr) 4. Throwing 161 b Hammer —F. Forde (scr) 123 ft 7in, 1 ; W. Forde (16ft) 111 ft 7iin, 2 ; F. McFadgen (16ft) 110 ft lin, 3. J. G. McFadgen (13ft) 103 ft IJin also competed. Putting Stone—F. Forde (scr) 41ft, 1 ; H. McGregor (24in) 38ft IJin, 2; J. McFadgen (24in) 38ft 3in, 3. Purdue (18in) 36ft 7in and F. McFadgen 36ft 3 in also threw. Throwing 241 b Stone (Irish style)— F. Fordo ( 33ft llin, 1 ; H. McGregor (24in) 31ft in, 2 ; J. McFadgen (24in) 34ft, 3. Cumberland Wrestling—F. Forde 1, M. Forde 2, W. Forde 3. Collar and Elbow Wrestling—F. Forde 1, 11. Payne 2, M. Fordo 3. Tossing Caber —F. Fordo (scr) 21 ft lOin, 1 ; W. Forde (6in) 20ft 9-J-in 2 ; M. Forde (6in) 20ft Bin 3. Vaulting—R. McEwon (4in) 9ft 6in, 1 ; H. McGreg’or (Sin) and W. Harper (Sin) tied at 9ft Sin, and divided. Handicap Chop (22in logs) —R. Waldron (35 secs) 1, J. Kendal! (40 sees) 2, PI. Mitchell (scr) 3. Time—4mins 34 secs. Handicap Sawing (22in logs)—Fox Bros (4 secs) 1, Mears and Hogan (scr) 2, Kilkelly and Hudson (scr) 3. Time 29secs. Pibrochs—A. Duncan 1. W. Jenkins 2, W. Cameron 3. Youths’ Bagpipe Music—A. Creighton 1, J. McKellar 2, C. Sutherland 3. Strathspeys and Peels—W. Cameron 1, A. Duncan 2, W. Jenkins 3. Marches—A. Duncan 1, W. Cameron 2, W. Jenkins 3. Competition open to members of Southland Pipe Band—E. McKay 1, D. Ballantvne 2, R. Walker 3. High,l a nd Reel—J. Watt 1, J. McCauley 2, H. Stewart 3. Sword Dance—J. Watt 1, D. Thomson 2, H. Stewart 3. Girls’ Highland Fling—G. Glennie I. G. Fraser 2. B. Miller 3. Reel o’ Tulloch—J. Watt 1, H. Stewart 2, J. McCauley 3. Highland Fling-—J. Watt 1, J. McCauley 2, G. Lindsay 3. Girls’ Plighland Reel—M. Hawke 1, J. Fraser 2, M. Huffadine 3.

Sheantreus—J. Watt 1, P. Reynolds 2, J. Mg Can ley 3. Girls’ Sheantreus—M. Watt 1, G. Lindsay 2, FT. Stewart 3. Irish Jig—J. Watt 1, J. McCauley 2, D. Reidy 3.

Sailor's Hornpipe—J. Watt 1, J McCauley 2, D. Reidy 3.

Baty, who was second in the Caledonian Handicap, lodged a protest against King on the ground that he (King) had given an incorrect list of previous performances. The matter was inquired into by the local officials of the K.Z. Athletic Union, and King and Poster (who won the 440 yds) have both been disqualified. BLUFF REGATTA. The annual regatta was held at the Port on Wednesday last, and was witnessed by 10,000 people. The day was fine, and the railway bookings were far in excess of last year. The arrangements were well carried out, and everything passed off well. The railway department carried out their task in first-class style, and worked the rolling stock available to the best advantage. Kow that we have the workshops established in Invercargill it might be worth considering the manufacture of additional carriage’ accommodation. The member for town, who was instrumental in having the shops re-erected might make a move in this direction, and would have the thanks of the travelling public. PRTZF-LIST. Following is the results of races : Cutters’ Working Dinghy Race (inrigged), £2 and 15s' —Sara Smith, Hananui’s dinghy, 1 ; Charles Young, Gannet’s dinghy, 2. Motor Launch Race (handicap), £lO and trophy, 2nd trophy, 3rd trophy ; distance 10 rjiilcs—Hamilton and Davey’s Union (8 mins) 1 ; R. M. Ha-nkinson’s Tainui (9 mins) 2 ; Pascoe’s Nghauranga (5 mins) 3. Seine Fishing Boat Race, £3, £2, and £l—Bradshaw’s Seagull 1, Cooper’s Comet 2, T. Preston’s Flighty 3. Cutters’ and Fishing Vessels’ Race £3O and Sir Joseph Ward's’ Cup, £lO, and £5 —J. Dawson’s Mihimoana (scr) 1, Urwin and Roderi quo’s Variance (scr) 2, Dixon Bros’ and Preston’s Te Waipounaniu (6min) B. Maiden Fbur-oarcd Outrig’god Race, Ist £3 and silver cup Rowing Club 1, Invercargill Rowing Club 2, Riverton Rowing Club 3. First-class Yacht Race, £l2 10s,

£4, £2 10s.—Pascoe’s Garibaldi 1, A. J. Ball’s Gauntlet 2, A. Gilchrist’s Mahai 3.

Junior Four-oared Outrigged Race, 2st £5 —Riverton R.C. 1, Invercargill R. C. 2, Forthend Boating Club

Maiden Pair-oared Outrig'ged Race, Ist £3—lnvercargill Railway R.C. 1, Invercargill R.C. 2, Riverton R.C. 3.

Senior Four-oared Outrigged Race, Ist ,£l2 and Shield, 2nd £4—lnvercargill R.C. 1, Northend Boating Club 2,

Junior Pair-oared Outrigg-ed Race, lst£3 Northern! Boating Club 1, Invercargill R.C. 2.

Senior Pair-oared Outrigged Race, Ist £4—lnvercargill Forthend Boating Club 2.

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Holiday Events., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 45, 5 January 1907

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Holiday Events. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 45, 5 January 1907

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