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Public Notices. Ashbuiiton 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. JL. E. Corshie Mr. R. Friedlander Mr, Neil M ‘Lean 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. Han iii capper : Mr. 11. 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 11 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. A district horse shall mean a horse commonly resident in the County since March Ist, 1880, and the bona fide property of the owner; and “ owner ” shall mean a person or persons commonly resident in the County of Ashburton not less than six months previous to this meeting. The decision of the Stewards on all disputed points shall be final. No protest will bo 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. 791 g Ashburton Steeplechases. Y. R. NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS. (Christchurch Section.) RANGITATA ISLAND SIDING. THIS Siding will be CLOSED from To-day until further notice, for alterations. FRBDK. BACK, General Manager. General Manager’s Office, Christchurch, April 29th, 1880. 8000 NOTICE. ALL DOGS found TRESPASSING on Section No. 1120 will be SHOT without respect to Owner. 787 g R.&T. ROBSON. NEW ZEALAND TRUST AND LOAN COMPANY (LIMITS®). QAPITAL ... £1,000,000.

SUMS OF £3OO - £20,000 READY TO BE ADVANCED UPON FREEHOLD SECURITIES. Information can be obtained upon application to J. C. M‘DOW ALL, Manager, 578 g Hereford street, Christcburcli. THE EDUCATION BOARD OF THE DISTRICT OF, NORTH CANTERBURY. SCHOLARSHIPS. IVTOTICB is hereby given that TEN J3j SCHOLARSHIPS of the annual value of Forty Pounds each, and tenable for two years, will be AWARDED upon examination in the month of June next as follows : (a) Two Scholarships open to all children whose age does not exceed eleven years on the Ist day of June, 1880. (b) Two Scholarships open to all whose age does not exceed twelve years on the Ist of June. (c) Two Scholarships open to all whose age ' does not exceed thirteen years on the Ist of June. (d) Two Scholarships open to all whose age does not exceed fourteen years on the Ist of June. And Two Scholarships to be applied to the the three classes a, b, and c, according to the respective merits of the candidates in those classes. Candidates must enter their names by living notice in their own handwriting to the Chairman of the Board on or before the 10th day of May next, in every case, stating the day and year of birth, and the school at which the candidate is receiving instruction. The Board will not publish the name of the school from which a candidate comes without the consent of the principal teacher of the school, which may be sent with the notice of entry. Any candidate not attending school* must give his or her address. The Board reserves the right of acquiring proof as to age. The examinations will be held at Christchurch, beginning on Tuesday, the Ist day of June, for classes (a), (b), and (o), and on Tuesday the Bth day of June, for class (d). Necessary expenses of travelling, and of board and lodging, will be defrayed by the Board. - The subjects in which candidates m classes (a), (b), and (c) will be examined are the following writing, spelling, arithmetic, English grammar and composition, geography,; and British history. r ■ 1 The subjects for class (d) are as follows: —Arithmetic, English grammar and composition (including spelling), physical and political geography and history (ancient and modern), geometry, and algebra. A Scholarship will not be awarded to any candidate who lias not obtained 25 per cent of the possible number of marks in each subject, and .50 per cent of the possible total. * ' J. V. COLBORNE-VEEL, Secretary. Christchurch, March C4h, 1880. 7XOS

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 94, 1 May 1880

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 7 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 94, 1 May 1880