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Public Notices. ASHBURTON STEEPLECHASE MEETING. SATURDAY, MAY 29th, 1880. List of Officers:— President : E. G. Wright, Esq., M.H.R. Vice President : W. 0. Walker, Esq. Stewards : Mr. Hay T. Smith Mr. John Carter Mr. 1.. E. Corsbie Mr. R. Friedlantler Mr. Neil M'Lean | Mr. J. Hunt Mr. E. Saunders Mr. A. McLean Mr. E. S. Coster Dr. Ross Judge : Mr. M. Stilt. Starter : Mr, John Carter. Clerk of the Course : Mr. E. Saunders. I Clerk of the Scales : Mr. E. F. Wright. Hok. Secretary : Mr. J. Wilkie. Hon. Treasurer : Mr. C. C. Fooks. llandicax’PEß : Mr. H. P. Lance. first race to start at 12.30 p.m. 1. Ashburton Handicap Steeplechase, of 40 bovs., added to a sweepstakes of 2 sovs. each for acceptors ; over about 3 miles of fair hunting country; nomination 2 sovs. 2. District Handicap of 20 sovs., added to a sweep of 2 sovs. for acceptors ; 2 miles; nomination 1 sov., for district horses only. 3. The Wakanui Stakes, of 20 sovs.; weight for age ; open to all horses ; 2 miles ; entrance 1 sov. 4. Farmers’ Steepechase, of 15 sovs.; about li miles ; weight for age ; entrance 1 sov.; for district horses only, 5. Hack Steeplechase, of 5 sovs.; 1 mile ; catch weights; entrance 1 sov.; for district horses only. Rules and Regulations : The N.Z. Grand National Rules strictly adhered to, except where specified. District horses shall mean horses owned in the County of Ashburton, both owner and horse being respectively resident and owned in the county previous to March Ist, 1880, and any horse which has been entered by a non-resident for other races since that date will be disqualified. The decision of the Stewards on all disputed points shall be final. No protest will be received unless 2 sovs. be deposited, which shall be forfeited if the protest be considered frivolous. Nominations for the Handicaps to be sent to the Secretary at Quill’s Hotel not later than 9 p.m. on Thursday, May 20th. Weights will be declared on Tuesday, May 25th. Acceptances on night of general entry, Wednesday, May 26th, at 8 p.m. All entries to state age, color, and name of the horse, and the colors of the rider., JAMES WILKIE, Hon. Sec. Ashburton Steeplechases. mOWNHALL, ASHBURTON. WEDNESDAY, 28th APRIL, ONCE MORE! I ASHORE & AFLOAT.

FOR THE LAST TIME! Prices of Admission—Front seats, 2s ; back seats, Is. 6d. ; gallery, Is. 354c-7710 OFFICE OP THE REGISTRAR OP ELECTORS. Ashburton, March 19th, 1880. ■piORMS of application to be placed on the Electoral Roll of the Coleridge District can be obtained at this Office. NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS. MAIN LINE TO UPPER ASH* BURTON. ASHBURTON BRANCH EXTENSION CONTRACT. FORMATION AND PERMANENT WAY. RITTEN TENDERS will be received at this Office till Noon on SATURDAY, May 22nd, 1880, for the above Contract. They are to be marked on the outside, “ Tender for Ashburton Branch Extension Contract,” and addressed to the Hon. the Minister for Public Works. Telegraphic tenders, similarly addressed and marked, will be received if presented at any telegraph office by noon of the above-mentioned date, provided that written tenders in due form are at the same hour lodged in any District or Resident Engineer’s Office. Plans, specifications, and general conditions may be seen at this office, and at the Public Works Offices at Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland. The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. By command, Engineer in Charge Middle Island. Public Works Office, Dunedin, April 21st, 1880. 799 a 627 g C. PERCY COX, Registrar of Electors. V. W. N. BLAIR,

V PUBLIC NOTICE. “ PROPERTY ASSESSMENT ACT, 1879." DISTRICT OF CANTERBURY. IN accordance with section 30 of the above Act, the Property-Tax Commissioner hereby gives public notice that the 30th day of June next is the time, and the City of Christchurch is the place, at which all persons in the District of Canterbury are required to furnish statements of all real and personal property belonging to them, in accordance with the said Act. Dated this 10th day of April, 1880. J. SPERREY, Commissioner. N.B.—Forms of statement will be forwarded to all persons as far as practicable, but, as the duty of procuring such forms is cast upon the public, no person is excused from neglecting to provide himself therewith. Persons can obtain forms from the assessors of the divisions in the above district. 781 g

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 8 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 92, 27 April 1880

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