THE REPORTER. TELEPHONE—CANTERBURY 171. "Unwarped by prejudice, Unbiassed by faction, Irrespective of nationality or creed, Justice mete we out impartially to all." FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1915. DONCASTER RIFLE CLUB. The [?] annual meeting of the above club was held in the shire hall, Doncaster, on Saturday, October 23, but owing to the inclement elements the attendance was not all that could have been de- sired. The captain, Mr. W. P. Vett- ler, who presided, read a letter from the president, Cr. A. Zerbe, apologis- ing for his absence, as he had to attend another important meeting. He then read a comprehensive report of the club's doings for the past season, stat- ing that ten at the members had en- listed during the year, some of whom are on the battlefield, upholding the honor and freedom of the British na- tion, and that so far an he knew up to the present there had not been any casualties, which brought a round of applause from the members present. The secretary gave a report of mem- bers voluntary contributions towards presentations for fellow comrades who had enlited for active service, each of whom had received a wristlet watch suitably inscribed, also stating that during the past two months the club had been instrumental in holding two patriotic entertainments whereby they had been able to hand over £11 to the local Red Cross society towards the needs and comforts of the brave lads at the front. The treasurer's report showed the club's financial position to be the strongest since its inception, the balance sheet showing a credit of £30 17/5 independent of government grant of £14 15/, making a grand total of £45 12/5, which was very gratifying to the members present. Mr. P. H.
Sharp as an auditor spoke in glowing terms of the clear and lucid way in which the treasurer kept his books. It was resolved, on the motion of Mr. L. H. Smith, that the best thanks of the meeting be extended to the cap- tain, secretary and treasurer for the time and attention they had devoted to the club's interest during the year. This was carried by acclamation, the officers referred to briefly responding. It was resolved that a roll of honor be obtained for the club members who had enlisted, and that such roll be hung in the club rooms, Mr. L. H. Smith offer- ing to print the names on gratuitously, for which he was accorded a hearty vote of thanks. The election of offi- cers for ensuing year resulted as fol- lows:—President, Cr. A. Zerbe; cap- tain, W. P. Vettler; vice-captain, D. Laurie; secretary, E. Miles; treasurer, H. Thiele; committee, Messrs. J. Smith, J. Hewish, R. E. Petty, L. H. Smith, A. Thiele, C. Toogood, B. Laurie, W. Rieschieck; handi- capper, P. H. Sharp; auditors, Messrs. Goodson and Sharp. The captain and handicapper were appointed as sub- committee for teams selection.