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GOVERNMENT PRIZE FIRING.

The General Government prize firing takes place near Wanganui, and preparations are now being made for it.i The regulations for 1876 contain Borne changes from those of preceding years. The " Cavalry Champion Belt" of the past is now the {" Carbine Champion. .Belt" which is open to cavalry and artillery armed with the carbines.

The rule for the choice.of the nine highest Bcorers for carbine representatives, is that seren shot 3be fired at 200, 250, .300, and 400 yards; the competition to be repeated c. second time after an interval of three days, the nine highest aggregate scorers becoming representatives.

. For Rifle and Naval Volunteers. the range» are as before, but the scores made by those, who become district representatives in the first competition, are added to thoie made when firing for Colonial repretatives, the minimum aggregate being 165 points. The money value of each Champion Belt is lotver than before, but the winner receives the weapon with which he competes. .. . . . . .

In addition to the usual Marksmen's Prize, there is one for corps ; armed with carbines, who become marksmen. Seven :shota at 500 yards. The; old. match North v. South is supplemented by one between the 10 highest scorers for the belt with the carbine and rifle respectively. After firing with one weapon ; the competitors.,will, exchange arms, when the match, will be decided by the highest aggregate score inbpth firings.. The Challenge Cup wiil be awarded to the winnin" team. • :■■■■■ Fordistricf; prizes £80 is allotted to Nelson, as against £^, last year, Dunedin, Auckland, Thames/ and Canterbury ■receiving larger sums. The sum is divided as follows:—Carbine prizes, £22 ; Rifles, £33; Cadets, £16 ;' Artillery, £5; and Navali £4 10«, for gun practice, j ;i;; ;; ,■■:;!;,.■.,,. .■■'.■;.• .: . ].

The MATOBAj.Ty.-r.The; only person nominated for the office of Mayor of Nelso.n is Joseph Henry Lerien, Esq. He will consequently, be re-elected without opposition. He was '■nomiijated by. Messrs Joieph Webb, John Sharp, and Henry• Buckeridge. :

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GOVERNMENT PRIZE FIRING., Colonist, Volume XVIII, Issue 2002, 7 December 1875

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GOVERNMENT PRIZE FIRING. Colonist, Volume XVIII, Issue 2002, 7 December 1875

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