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Business Notices. NEW SHOP. JUST OPENED, TO MEET REQUIREMENTS. O. 0 AUSTENS & Fancy Goods and Stationery c°Depot, PROSPECT BUILDINGS, East street, Shop formerly occupied by Weston. Good Stock of Cigars, Tobacco, and Pipes of every description. HAIR - CUTTING, SHAVING, AND SHAMPOOING on the promise;. Licensed to sell Postage Stamps. 7GCg-366c

BEST NEWCASTLE ’COALS ‘ LA.MBTON COLLIERY. 50s. PER TON. PER CENT. DISCOUNT for CASH. SPRINGFIELD COALS 40s. PER TON. 10 Per Cent. Discount for Cash. To be delivered in my yard. Accounts to be paid monthly. 359C-773G C. PERCY COX.

FINE ARTS. ART UNION. A SPLENDID Collection of OIL PAINTINGS and Water Color DRAWINGS, by Mr. Clarke, of Rakaia, are to be disposed of by Art Union. The pictures are on view at the shop next to Mr. Street’s, Saddler, Rakaia. Tickets, 10s each, can be obtained at Mr. Street’s Saddler, Rakaia, and of THOS. A. GATES, Picture Frame Maker. 48c-770c; Ashburton.

TO FARMERS. mHE UNDERSIGNED are CASH 1 PURCHASERS of WHEAT, OATS, and BARLEY, and are prepared to SHIP WHEAT to the English markets on fanners’ account at the lowest possible cost. P. CUNNINGHAM &CO., 561 g Ashburton and Christchurch. THE ROYAL ASSOCIATION FOB THE PROMOTION OF THE FINE ARTS IN SCOTLAND. Founded in 1833. Incorporated by Royal Charter, 1847. THE object of this Association— the first established in the United King dom for similar purposes is to advance the cause of Art in Scotland, by affording encouragement to its professors : I. The Association is composed of Annual Subscribers of One Guinea and upwards. 11. The Funds of the Association are appropriated to the purchase of Modern Works of Art, in Painting, Drawing, or Statuary, and to the execution or purchase of Engravings, Etchings, Bronzes, Basreliefs, Models, or other productions of Art, for distribution among Subscribers. A portion of the Funds is also devoted to the acquisition of Modern Works of Art towards the formation of a National Gallery. 111. A General Meeting of the subscribers is annually held in July, when a Committee of Management is appointed for the ensuing year, and when the different Works purchased for the Association become, by lots publicly drawn, the property of individual Members—Subscribers being entitled to one chance fcx every Guinea subscribed. IY. Each Subscriber of One Guinea entitled to receive one plain impression of the Engraving or Engravings issued for the year of his Subscription—a Subscriber of Two Guineas, one proof impression or impressions after letters—of Five Guineas, one proof impression before letters. Y. Members may select one of the Association’s Statuettes for each £l, Is. subscribed, in lieu of the Engraving for the year, by payment at the time of subscribing of such additional sum as may from time to time be fixed by the Committee, the expense and risk of carriage to be undertaken by the subscriber, and no Member to be allowed to chose more than ne copy of each Statuette in any one year. Note.— The following are the prices fixed by the Committee for the Statuettes already issued by the Association, viz,, Sir Walter Scott, £2, 10s.; Professor Wilson, £2, 10s.; Corrinna, £5 ; Penelophon ;£5 ; Ruth, £5. These prices give no additional chances in the drawing for the prize Works of Art, and are in addition to the Annual Subscription. ELAN FOR THE CURRENT YEAR, 188 °. The Presentation Work will consist of in important Etching by the well-known ind successful Etcher, M. Rajon of Paris, if ter the Painting by the late G. Paul lhalmers, R.S.A., ‘The Legend,’ purihased by the Association for the Scottish National Gallery. Every Subscriber of One Guinea to the i of the Association for the ensuing • rear will be entitled to One Print Immession of the Etching, besides one fiance in the Distribution of Paintings n July 1880 ; every Subscriber of Two Guineas will be entitled to One Lettered > roof Impression besides two chances in n the distribution ; and every Subscriber ■ f Five Guineas will he entitled to One ’roof before letters, signed by M. Rajon, esides five chances at the distribution, j >f these last there will be only one hunred impressions, so that early application * >r them should be made, as they will be I iven off according to priority of subscrip,on. There will also be Ten First Proofs iken before all others. These will be I l exceedingly choice condition, and each p übscriber of Twenty Guineas will be ititled to one of them, and to twenty lances in the distribution of Paintings. Circulars, Forms of Application, and 'ther particulars at this office.

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 97, 8 May 1880

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 97, 8 May 1880

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