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TAKAPUNA JOCKEY CLUB SUMMER MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 3 February 1900
TAKAPUNA JOCKEY CLUB SUMMER MEETING. NOTES ON THE RACING , So far as the Takapuna J.C. Meeting '■'_ lias proceeded; at -time of writing, it_ has been a big success. With a totali. sator record: of £16.914 for the two days, against £15,012 last year, there seems every probability of last year's grand .total' being beaten, viz., £22,400. Doctor won the Cup on Monday in . handsome style. lie went to the head ; of affairs at an early stage of the race, 1 and although St. Ona made a real good'fight of it in the run home, he lasted it out and.gained a bare length , victory over Mr S. Laycock's mare. If &gt; the course over which the race is run • is correctly measured, the time recorded by Mr Geo. Read, the official , timekeeper, was very fast, viz., 2min 39 2-ssec. . I .understand from the owners that previous to Monday Doctor r had not&quot; been tried &quot;over a mile and a | &quot; f half, for it r was feared that he might! .go amiss on the hard ground...
THE TARANAKI MEETING. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 3 February 1900
THE TARANAKI MEETING. The Taranaki Jockey Club ' hold their midsummer gathering on Wednesday and Thursday next./ On the first day the' Cup comes up. for decision, seven having paid up; 1 It is difficult to say at this stage what the composition of the' field, will be. Waiorongomai who has a handy impost.-in 7:9 is;■not likely to be sent down unless she shows form at Devonport this afternoon, but I understand both Coronet and St. Jack will be shipped to-morrow. Boreas has 10.2 to carry, and if started he should run well.
OBITUARY. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 3 February 1900
OBITUARY. A familiar local figure in Auckland has passed away in the person of Mr James Philson. He was one of ' the most genial of men, and as auctioneer for the firm of Messrs Hunter and Nolan he gained no end of Mends. His bright manner and sallies fre- quentiy gained him many, bids, and it can be truthfully said&quot;; he had no &quot;enemies. As a blood stock auctioneer he -also had no rival, and with&quot; a &quot;complete knowledge of all who, assembled' at he Wellington Park ring side, year after year he-always hau; the. .buyers with him. Mr Philson was one of the oldest members of the committee of the Auckland Racing Club,' and he did his; share to build it up ; to its present high position. Three old friends of deceased in Mr Thos. Morrin, Mr_W. R: Wilson, and -Mr; G. G. Stead had handsome wreaths placed !on the coffin. •'■■' ' ■•'- ■' ;
MISCELLANEOUS. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 3 February 1900
MISCELLANEOUS. The Te Arolia J.C. annual race, meeting takes place on Saturday and Monday nest. Acceptances for the first clay's racing- fair due on Tuesday at Mr W. Blomfield's office, Durhamstreet. . ' At a meeting- of New Zealand Tattersall's, .held last night, it was decided to raise the entrance fee^ for bookmakers to 50 guineas. . ' [ Sequence started., favourite for the Challenge Stakes at. the, Sydney. Turf Clvb1 meeting with 8.8 in the saddle, but he failed to gain, a place. ;. The good looking Dargaville owned horse Chancellor 11. possesses a &quot;leg.&quot; Acceptances for the Otahuhu Trotting Club meeting (first day)'are due on Fridajr night next with Mr W. L. Lockhart at. the Metropolitan Hotel.; ; Aleger and Kissmary, the winners of the 2-year-old races at the T.J.C. meeting were bred at Wellington Park. . J. Chaafe, jun., got an early return at the Takapuna J.C. meeting on Monday with his recent purchase Cadiz, by Nelson—Hestia, who won the Hack Handi...
POISONED THAMES CHEESE. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 3 February 1900
POISONED THAMES CHEESE. DAKING EXPERIMENTS BY THE AGEIGULTUHAL DEPARTMENT.' TWO OEFICEES SWALLOW/ 'THE : DANGEROUS COMPOUND. : (By Telegraph.—Own Correspondent.) ' .■•;■.-. .'- WELLINGTON,'this day. The recent supposed ' case,, at■.-.-the. Thames of poisoning' ,by eating •cheese affected with ptomaine or i'tyrotoximus, or by whatever- other ; • jawbreaking name the experts of the ' Agricultural Department-.choose to i designate it and the,- verdict of the ; i coroner's jury on the subject - has ap- ; I parently stirred •up that -somewhat I easy going State institution. Speci- -..- of the fatal cheese .which is, pre- ' sumed to have done the-mischief cvvere ; forwarded to the Dairy .Commissioner, who passed them on to .Mr Gilruth, the Government bacteriologist, ..who set to work ..like y; a,-sort of'Sherlock Holmes of cheinistry,to detect the presence of: the, insidious ptomaine (if any). He began his investigations by prudently; experiment-; iL on mice, but instead of, exhibit, nl s...
PAKURANGA HUNT CLUB. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 3 February 1900
PAKURANGA HUNT CLUB. ANNUAL MEETING, The annual meeting of members of the Pakuranga Hunt Club &quot;was held yesterday at the office of the Auckland Racing Club, Durham-st. Mr H. T. Gorrie, the Master, presided. There was a good attendance of members. The statement of receipts and expenditure for the year ending 30th I November, 1899, showed the receipts I had been £394 8/1, £200 being received from the Auckland Racing Club and subscriptions £ 170. The expenditure amounted to £339 7/1, leaving a credit balance of £55 1/. The assets were set down at £755 1/, which is £405 1/ over liabilities, represented by mortgage on kennels, £350. The chairman said that the chib was really in a better position than last year*by £50, which he thought was very satisfactory. •; ; Mr W. Read Bloomfield said the club was to be congratulated oh the state of its. finances. He moved the adoption of the balance-sheet, which motion was seconded by Mr Crowe, and unanimously agreed to. Mr Bloomfield1 ...
FIRST WAIKATO SHEEP FAIR. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 3 February 1900
FIRST WAIKATO SHEEP FAIR. Messrs McNicol and-.Co, held their first sheep fair of the season at Ohaupo on Wednesday. About -20,000 sheep, mostly of good class were y^ e|' r^| nearly everything was cleared Pi ices ruled lower than.was generally anticipated, owing to the scarcity of teed and the prospect.'of a continuance of the present dry weather. Farmers appeared, to be disinclined to incur the risk of a drop on account of insufficiency of food. Prices, however, were on a par with those realised at the ■opening fair' last year. Two-tooth ewes Avere eagerly sought for■. and they showed an upward tendency, older sheep declined somewhat and. fat sheep which were scarce sold well; but the prices for this class remained unaltered. Two-tooth ewes sold up to 11/6; fat •wethers reached 10/; lambs from 3/6 to 6/7; cross-bred ewes and wethers up to 9/. .The.top .price was' obtained.by Mr C, J. Storey, who sold 50 two-tooth Lincoln ewes at 12/9, and got 11/6 for his lorigwools.' MrJ. V.. Ellis...
STRENGTHENING THE EMPIRE. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 3 February 1900
STRENGTHENING THE EMPIRE. A South Island contemporary says. &quot;The &quot;London Times,&quot; in undertaking the iDublication of the ninth edition of the &quot;Encyclopaedia Britannica,&quot; .&quot;at less than half the ordinary price, and, on the most reasonable terms, has done something to increase the power , of the British Empire. 'Knowledge is: power,' and when the&quot; acquirement, of i knowledge is placed within easy reach, of all who understand the English! language, such as has been &quot;done'by &quot;The Times&quot; in its latest venture, it will be remarkable if the people do; not grow more powerful. In the &quot;Encyclopaedia,&quot; purchasers will se-, cure a' perfect -library of biographies, , a history of the world, works on cornmerce,|finance, banking, insui'ance, art, architecture, archaeology, law,, manufactures, inventions, industrial arts,, theology, anatomy, phys...
GRAFTON GREEN. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 3 February 1900
GRAFTON GREEN. - The fourteenth and fifteenth rounds of the .bowling tournament were played yesterday afternoon. At the Grafton green the? Auckland team, in the fourteenth round, effected a .surprise by defeating -Newmarket by sixteen points. The game was a hard-fought one, and no less than fourteen deadheads were made by Newmarket. In Newmarket's last match against Hastings, the visitors lead at the end of seven heads, arid at the fourteenth head, were six in advance. Newmarket then drew ahead and won by five points' ' • ■'■'■': ' The champion.: banner goes to Newmarket, who 'suffered one reverse, Wei-' lington, three reverses, being second. j. FOURTEENTH ROUND. | AUCKLAND. V. NEWMARKET. |. Auckland (Ledingham skip), 23 v. i Newmarket (Laurie skip), 19. | &quot;Auckland (Handcock skip), 26 y. [Newmarket (Brookes skip), 14. Aggregate.: — - Auckland ■:.* ... .. 49 Newmarket -.•'; : .1 , '.. 33 WELLINGTON V. DEVONPORT. Wellington (Ballinger skip), 19 v. Devonport .(Eagleton; s...
SMOKE CONCERT. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 3 February 1900
SMOKE CONCERT. I A smoke concert was held last /evening.; in: -the Choral-' Hall; Mr J. | Kirker, presiijenti'oj '■' the Auckland Bowling Association, presided, and was supported by Messrs A. W. Thomson-, vice-president Northern Bowling Association; •J. H. Me'ntiplay, lion. sec. N.8.A.; H. Campbell, president Auckland Bowling Club; E. jMahony, president Mt. Eden Club; T. ; Finlayson, Remuera Club; W. Gorrie, ■vice-president Auckland Bowling Asi sociatiori; and J. Blades, hon sec. ! A.B.A. The tables were arranged lengthwise in the hall, and the catering was well carried out by Mr A. F. Stilwell. About 200 were present.' A capital musical programme was gone through, under the direction of Messrs A. Towsey. and Culpan. The following items were given:—Piano overture, Mr A. Towsey; &quot;Soldiers of the Queen,&quot; Mr J. R. Russell; &quot;The Banks of Allan Water,&quot; Waiata Quartet; recitation, &quot;The Bartender's Story,&quot; Mr Hay...
TO-DAY'S PLAY. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 3 February 1900
TO-DAY'S PLAY. ' &quot;'The first round of matches for Messrs Stewart, Dawson and. Qo-.'s trophies'was completed this morning. At the Graf ton Green matches took place between teams selected by the skips as follows: — Evans' team,- 24, v.- Ballinger, 22, Evans winning by 2 points. Eagleton 10, V. Geddis, 21, G.e.ddes winning by 11. . ■■■ Paul 27, v. Laxon 9, Paul winning by 16. Ponsford 24, v. Mowlem 16, Ponsford winning by 8. , . Ledingham 18 v. Ballinger 26, Ballinger winning by 8. Lyons 21, v. Beatson 11, Lyons winning by 10. »'/.- Haselden 14, v. Thomas 31, Thomas winning by 17. Stewart gave a bye to Coleman. Porter. 33, v. Crowley 18, Porter winning by 15.
PONSONBY GREEN. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 3 February 1900
PONSONBY GREEN. The matches played at the Ponsonby Green this morning in the competition for the Stewart, Dawson Cup resulted as under:— . : ; Lambert, Auckland- (skip), 24, v. A. Stewart, Ponsonby (skip), 17. ; Hoyte, Mount Eden (skip), 25,' v. Young, Feilding (skip), 15,. • W Culpan, Auckland Central (skip), 24 v R R. Ross, Mount Eden (skip), ■ Bunting ,Palmerston North (skip), 23, v. N. McLean, Wellington (skip), 15. ,; . -:;;, ■: ,-; :;•;: ;.f;.;■■;. :-■ .&lt; :■ H
MR KIRKER'S GREEN. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 3 February 1900
MR KIRKER'S GREEN. Dr. Hooper (skip, Graf ton), 25, beat, John Thompson (skip, Dunedm), 19. . Hannigan (skip, Sydney), 22, beat; Parrihgton (skip, Hawera), 15. ■ H. Brookes (skip, Newmarket), 20,, beat Holden (skip, Remuera), 17. Rhodes (skip,: Graf ton), £4, beat Hardy (skip,-Newcastle) ,15. _._ Mr Kirker had made splendid ar- ; rangements for the entertainment oi his guests; all round tne green chairs were.arranged'for the convenience x oi visitors, and refreshments were.provided in the pavilion for :the bowlers, i .and refreshments, were provided, to j vjsitors in two large marquees. Tne visiting bowlers were- all loud; .in; praise of the excellent condition or the green. ' : .; ;''.! '', '
THE DEATH OF AN INFANT. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 3 February 1900
THE DEATH OF AN INFANT. ADJOURNED INQUEST, The adjourned.inquest.on the body of the infant Harold Barnett, on whose death Dr.' Bakewell refused'a certificate, was continued this morning before Mr H. W. Brabant, coroner. Sergeant Murray represented the police, and Mr Gillies appeared for Mr Hooper -.the chemist. Mrs Bridget Sheehan deposed that she kept a shop in Cook-street. She remembered the day on which Mrs Barnett's child died. She knew the other children, and recognised the little girl Mary Jane now in the Court. The little girl kept coming to her shop on Tuesday and Wednesday before the child died to ask the time. It was not .an unusual thing for the girl to come and ask her the time, but she came on these days more often than usual—eight or nine times. She did not' know her, reason, for wanting to know the time. /'■■&quot;&quot;' James Alexander Pond, Colonial Analyst, deposed that on the 27th January he received five exhibits from Constable Finnerty, two 'mar...
THE BROUGH SEASON. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 3 February 1900
THE BROUGH SEASON. The all too brief season of the Brought Comedy Company in Auckland will be inaugurated in the Opera House on Monday week,-the-l^thinst. The initial produetion'/will be Henry Arthur Jones' delightful comedy, &quot;The Liars,&quot; which will-be staged lor three nights only. The, other comedy selected by the managfemen't for the remaining three nights of the week will be Arthur W. Pinero's,.great success, &quot;The Gay Lord. Quex.&quot; . IHirin* the season Mr Brough yill- prodiice for the first time in Auckland ■&quot;The Adventures of Lady Ursula,&quot; by Anthony Hope&quot;; &quot;The Physician',&quot; by Henry Arthur Jones, author of &quot;The Liars&quot;; &quot;Lord and Lady Algy,&quot; an original farcical comedy by E. C. Carton; and revive some of: the ■ plays that proved, so successful on Mr Brough's previous visits. Playgoers will have a rich dramatic tre...
GILES' COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP RESULTS. [Newspaper Article] — Auckland Star — 3 February 1900
GILES' COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP RESULTS. The examination for. the four entrance scholarships of; £15 each, tenable for two.years, offered ferr connection with Giles' College, was held; on Thursday and Friday.1 There were 21 candidates. Dr, McArthur, who set and examined the papers, has forwarded the following report to Mr Giles;'— p'- :. ...&quot;..&quot; ■■.■'■'.■■',,&quot;■■ '&quot;&quot;'■,;.; . Sir, —I have -the honour to reportthat I have, examined the papers of the twenty-one. candidates for the Giles' Entrance Scholarships,&quot; 1900/ Tlie maximum number of .marks was 900. The successful candidates&quot;are as follow — /;■'■ ■■■■■■' ■ ■ ■;: ' ■■;: &quot;;. ■-.■■ .:: No. .11. Winif.red M ay. ..McCarthy (Newton East), with 597 marks. No. 1 Charles Oswald Eyre (Beresford-street), with 590 marks. ■ No. 16. Olive Eliza Farrell (Ponsbnby), with 587 marks. - No. 24. Frances Mary Stuart (Newton East), with 583 &quot;...