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1I AMILTON. 1 At a Pubilc 'Meeting held in the Vicbtria IIti I fbr the purowe oichoou-iug it relre-':;t ative tor the We-tern P'rovince is thie LeP' l.ti;"e CouiciCi in the room of the lII ouIaible f A. It. ('Crik-hank, E-q., re-igned. Po Opi di b - A:. L.a: ::wnith, seended by W'. 3i; :;c.iln aend c.iriJd -That D. Ken nely, SE-q., of Croxtion, take the chair. U dr. Le rmiotnth arhi rsi ed the meeting,, ild 1, ttatel that he hiid called this imeeting on i. Sown respiouiibility, on receipt of a letter friao e the Election Conmmittee of Ir. F. icnlty ae, l poilingi Iimlliitlfalhng with others i Sub-Cote tI nittee ijr IIalliltol, to asilt the return if Mr. Ilentv, but coridiilering it only fiir pity to give tile electors in this neidhlbourhood irn o]pportuntily to choose between te two cent-' oiiiried to their choice, this inetin-ir had been culled ovtelisibly to chliouuc I member froun the two candi Id ites which hal been nominated at Portland on tile lith instant. TThe lector- knew MIr. 1. liellty wvil, hle was a very worthy gentle llln ailndl citizen, onli who haid exten'ive inte re-t.- ill tile \We'tern i)istrict, and whose res pectability and integrity non could question. l'he otier cuididate was 3Irt. Miller, a centle nimn of high merit, a thorough business man, ofi ilnrlenle i wealth nill one of the new Minis try, hie coalll only be, known to the constitu ellc here us ii public main, while Mr. Ilenty wa- iltiiiiiteiy kniown to tll, a local iman, and olin niorie likely to be acquainted with the wants of the District thans it struntlner. With this explanution lie lelt the ,iatter in the handls of the Electors preseelt, oi whonm he was glad ti, see so nlinny. Proposed by M.r. Smith, seconded by MIr. Malcolmn and carried uliuniliou-ly-Tlhat P. llenty, Esq., is the per.-on bh st qualified to re prewent the \Ve-tern Province in the Legisha tive C'outncil. March 13th, 185R. PunLtc SiotlTrs.--\Vedne-day last being St. Patrick'- DA)\Y, was celebrated by a series of' sport-, on the Portland Cricket Ground. A thew enterprizing gentlemien lind collected a ftiund out eof which to award prizes to the suc cessfiul competitors. The trials tc skill con .isted of foot racing, leaping, putting the ston-, throwilng the light weight, and other national gaines. Entrances were mnade for the several glumeos. A large crowd was asselt- bled on the ground, and witnes ed the sports with great intlereet. The cc1mptition was very spirited throughout, and the whlole gamLLes afirded a very exhilirating day's lll usotuent. ST. PATRICK'S DAY. ATHLETIC GA31ES AND SPORTS. I'ItOGRA tiliE. No. 1. A Running T~atohl of one hundred yards. Entrance, 2s. Gd. each ; three to startor no race, and if more than three a second prize to be given. First prize £3; second prizo 10S. For this race the tollowing started:- A. 1. Anderson ..................... 1 T. Bennett .................... ... 2 R. Clay ........ ......... ......... O T. Smith ................... ....i O W\. Peake.............. ;.....7..;..... 0 W. MecFayden .. ............;. 0 MI oses ............ .. . '...... O F. Zimmerman .................... O No. 2. A Running Match of three hundred yards. Entrance 2s. Gd. each; three to start or no race. First prize £3; second prize 10s. For this race is the lollowlng: A E. Anderson . : ...... 1 Win if Ican - ...... 2 J. Dixon .... .- 0 G. Jarrett ..... O IW. Peake ..... 0 It. Clay . 1'. Bennett ...... 0 Jaitmes Wilson " .. Brunette i".... 0 Henry Anderson : .....' 0 . I. Zimmerman ..... - . No. 3. . Standing Flat Leap. Three. jumps allowed to each ; entrance 2s. 6d.; three entries or no prize. Prize £2. Joseph Athe ton . 1 J. Finn ...... 0 1r. Learmonth .... o r. MlcFadyean ...... O J. McGuinness ...... 0 Length of leap 9 feet; 3 inches., No. 4. Running Flat Leap. Three leaps allowed to each ; entrance 2s. 6d. ; three entries or no prize. Prize £2. ......... . W. McFadyean . 1 J. Atherton 0 J. Jones .... O J. Anderson .. . V. Graham "".... 0 - ilcEvoy ...... 0 No. 5. t Running Iligh Leap. Entrance2s. 6d; three jumtips allowed to each ; three entries or no prize. Prizoe £3 A. E. Anderson ...... 1 W. MAcFadyean , ...... 0 .B. Fitzgerald 0 James Malseed ....... O0 J. Dixon ..... O t J. Atherton .. .... O i J. Kelleher ....... 0 L R. Jennings ..... 0 No,. 0. , A Hurdle Rrce. Once round the Cricket Groundil, over 4 leaps, 4 f et hight; Entrance 2s. 6d. each. If more th tht three entrances First prize £4 ; second price £1. Three to run or no raeco J. McLeann ...... 1 i Disquilified for running inside the marked line, and pilaciingi his hanllds on the hurdles J. Atherton ....... 2 1 IHenry Anderson ........3 R. Jennings " .. O**,L 0 B. Fitzgerald , ...... 0 J. Mialsecd ....... O0 W. McFadyean .....O 1 V. Peake ..O t Fly by Nighlt _'.. . A. E. Anlderson (withdrawn)...... o James Wilson ...... 0 No. 7 Putting the 28 lb weight. Entrance 2s. Gad. t three to enter or no prize;, three trials al- I lowed. Prize £2 10s. S. MeConeby ....... I s J. Finn ...... ' t A. E. Anderson ... O. - Edmlunds ... O t D. Meaachern ... o TV. McFad can ... 0 1 Neo. 8. Throwing the 7 lb. weight. Entrance -s. 6. t thren to enter or no prize; three trials r allowed. Prize £2 10s. 1 S. AlMeConachy ... 1 J. Finn ... 2 -.... And eight others. . . No. 9. Tiowing the 14 lb. Ihtammner Entrance' 2.. 6i. ; three to enter or no prize; threo e trials allowed. I'rizo £2 10s; t , ..

- Dwyer - ... 1 s. 'McContchy. 2 Azul thirewu tirs \o. 10. :1 fI1t:lu gda Lboys under 15 yCars A.^ F. ].,':rlL ... 1 F. Malti tt... .'. Tit' ball was not thrown ns advcrtised in c nltqII. na c of its btrio tolo dark. CCI11:itto J. 13. Fitzgeral~d, J. Finn, T. Clisbolzn, C. Irangmar, C. CMaizey. A. J. Grevillc 5

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