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Public Hotices. Ashburton steeplechase MEETING. SATURDAY, MAY 29th, 1880. List or Officers : President : E. G. Wright, Esq., M.H.R. Vice President : W. 0. Walker, Esq. Stewards : Mr. Hay T. Smith Mr. John Carter Mr. E. Corsbie Mr. R. Friedlander Mr. Neil M‘Lean j Mr. J. Hunt Mr. E. Saunders Mr. A. McLean Mr. E. S. Coster Dr. Ross . Judge: Mr. M. Stitt. Starter : Mr. John Carter. Clerk of the Course : Mr. E. Saunders. Clerk of the Scales : Mr. E. F. Wright. Hon. Secretary : Mr. J. Wilkie. Hon. Treasurer : Mr. C. C. Fooks. Handxcatper : Mr. H. P. Lance. first race to start at 12.30 p.m. 1. Ashburton Handicap Steeplechase, of 40 sovs., 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 he 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. 7910 Ashburton Steeplechases. Y. R. OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR OF ELECTORS. Ashburton, March 19th, 1880. "jpIQRMS of application to be placed on the Electoral Roll of the Coleridge District can he obtained at this Office. C. PERCY COX, G27g Registrar of Electors. Y. R. NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS. MAIN LINE TO UPPER ASHBURTON. ASHBURTON BRANCH EXTENSION CONTRACT. FORMATION AND PERMANENT WAY. WRITTEN 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 he 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, W. N. BLAIR, Engineer in Charge Middle Island. Public Works Office, Dunedin, April 21st, 1880. 789 g

NOTICE. RATING ACT, 1876. WHEREAS at a sitting of the Assessment Court for the Road District of Longbeach, hold this 17th day of April, at Longbeach, before me, F. Guinness, Judge of the said Court, it was proved that no Valuation List had been prepared as required by the said Act. Now, therefore, under the provisions of clause 28 of the said Act, I order that a Valuation List be made ; and I hereby appoint William John Cuthbeet to be the Valuer for the said District; and I do further fix Tuesday, the Ist day of June next, the day for the completion and inspection of such list ; and that the last day for delivering objections thereto shall be Tuesday, the 15th day of June. The Court will sit at 10 o’clock in the forenoon on MONDAY, the 21st day of June next, for the purpose of hearing and determining all objections to the Valuation List of the said District. FRANK GUINNESS, Judge. C. CAVENDISH HURRELL, 378 a Clerk. NOTICE. RATING ACT, 1876. WHEREAS at a sitting of the Assessment Court for the Road District of Mount Somers, held this 19th day of April, at Mount Somers, before me, F. Guinness, Judge of the said Court, it was proved that no Valuation List had been prepared as required by the said Act. Now, therefore, under the provisions of clause 28 of the said Act, I order that a Valuation List be made ; and I hereby appoint Ceackenthohpe John Wentworth Cookson, Jmi., to be the Valuer for the said District; and I do further fix Tuesday, the Ist day of June next, the day for the completion and inspection of such List, and that the last day for delivering objections thereto shall be Tuesday, the 22nd day of June. The Court will sit at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, on MONDAY, the sth day of July next, for the purpose of hearing and determining all objections to the Valuation List of the said District. FRANK GUINNESS, Judge. C. CAVENDISH HURRELL, 377 c Clerk.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 5 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 93, 29 April 1880

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