Public Notices. FUNERAL NOTICE. THE Friends of the late GEORGE BLAND are respectfully informed that his funeral will leave the residence of Mr. H. Dally, Wakanui road at 1 p.ra. on THURSDAY, May 27th. 498c-900g GEORGE PARKIN. Y. R. NOTICE. AFTER this date the sitting of the Resident Magistrate’s Court, South Rakaia, will be held on the second THURSDAY in each month at 11 a. m. By orde% A. MAKEIG, 878 g Clerk of Court. Y. R. In the District Court, of Christchurch, Holden at Ashburton. IN THE MATTER of the Debtors and Creditors Act, 1876, the Acts amending the same, and of the bankruptcy of JOHN SMITH, of Wakanui, in the Provincial District of Canterbury, farmer, a debtor. THIS IS TO NOTIFY that the abovenamed John Smith has this day filed a statement that he is unable to meet his engagements with his creditors. The first meeting of creditors to be held at the District Courthouse, Ashburton, on MONDAY, the 31st day of May, instant, at 11 o’clock a. m. Dated this 26th day of May, 1880. C. CAVENDISH HURRELL, Clerk of the District Court. F. P. O’Reilly, Solicitor for Debtor. 8945 V. R. In the District Court of Christchurch, Holden at Ashburton. In the Bankruptcy of HENRY THOMAS, of Ashton, farmer. Application to the above Court for the said Debtor’s Discharge will be made on the 15th day of June next, at 11 a.m. Dated this 26th dav of May, 1880. f. p. o’reilly, 892 g Solicitor for the Debtor. V. R. In the District Court of Christchurch, Holden at Ashburton. In the Bankrujjtcy of JAMES BAYLISS, of Seafield, farmer. A MEETING of the Creditors of the above-named Debtor will be held at the District Courthouse. Ashburton, on MONDAY, the 31st day of May, 1880, at IRo’clock a.m., to consider the Debtor’s application for his discharge. Dated this 26th day of May, 1880. \ / FREDK. PAVITT, V Trustee. F. P. O’Reilly, Solicitor for Debtor. 893 g Ashburton steeplechase MEETING. SATURDAY, MAY 29th, 1880. List of Officers : President : E. G. Wright, Esq., M.H.R. Vice-President : W. C. Walker, Esq. Stewards : Mr. Hay T. Smith Mr. J. Hunt Mr. John Carter Mr. E. Saunders Mr. L. E. Corsbie Mr. A. McLean Mr. R. Friedlander Mr. E. S. Coster Mr. Neil M‘Lean | Dr. Ross J udge : Mr. M. Stitt. Starter : Mr. John Carter Clerk of the Course : Mr. E, oaimdeis. Clerk of the Scales : Mr. E. F. Wright. Hon. Secretary : Mr. J. Wilkie. Hon. Treasurer : Mr. C. C. Fooks. Handicapper : Mr. PI. 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 accepttors ; 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 14 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 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. NOTICE. IMPOUNDED, at the Mount Somers Pound, on the 15th day of May, 1880, as undermentioned. If not claimed on or before the 30th day of May, 1880, will be sold to defray expenses. From James M'Kenzie’s farm, at the forks of the Hinds, one bay gelding HACK, shod all round ; branded like WH on near shoulder, not distinct. B. CLARK, Poundkeeper. Mount Somers, May 21st, 1880. 886 g DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP. TWTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN thai XS the PARTNERSHIP hithertc existing between Messrs. Cosgravo and Murray, trading together as Blacksmiths, Mount Somers, is hereby DISSOLVED by mutual consent. Dated this 4th day of May, 188,0. EDWARD COSGRAVE. 819 a JOHN MURRAY.
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