Public Notices. V. NOTICE. B. AFTER this date the sitting of the Resident Magistrate’s Court, South l Rakaia, will be held on the second THURSDAY in each month at 11 a.m. By order, A. MAKEIG, 878 g Clerk of Court. TO-NIGHT. fJIOWN HALL, ASHBURTON. SATURDAY, 29TH MAY. GREAT ATTRACTION! THE AMATEUR DRAMATIC CLUB, Will give a representation of Douglas Jerrold’s Celebrated Drama, Black-Eyed Susan, On above date. The performance will conclude with the Side-splitting Farce of John Smith. Admission—3s., 25., and Is. 901g-506c This Day. Ashburton steeplechase MEETING. SATURDAY, MAY 29xh, 1880. List op 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. L. E. Corsbie Mr. R. Friecllandcr Mr. Neil M‘Lean 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. oaundeis. Clerk of the Scales : Mr. E. F, Wright, Hon. Secretary : Mr. J. Wilkie. Hon. Treasurer ; Mr. C. C. Fooks. Handicai'PEß : 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’ Steepecha.se, 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. A district horse shall mean a horse commonly resident in the County since March Ist, 1880, and the bona fide pro- j perty of the owner ; and “ owner” shall mean a person or persons commonly resi • dent 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 Steeplechwes. DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP. ■ATOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the PARTNERSHIP hitherto existing between Messrs. Cosgrave and Murray, trading together as Blacksmiths, Mount' Somers, is hereby DISSOLVED by mutual consent. Dated this 4th day of May, 1880, EDWARD COSGRAVE. JOHN MURRAY. 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 30bh 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 ASHBURTON AGRICULTURAL AND PASTORAL ASSOCIATION. THE FIRST MONTHLY MEETING for the reading of papers and discussion of general matters of farming interest will be held on TUESDAY, the Ist June, ' at 7 o’clock, in the new upstairs room at the Town Hall, when an introductory : address will he given by F. Guinness, Esq. • ' "GEO. JAMESON, ■ 897 a Secretary. I NOTICE. I ACCOUNTS BE WESTERPIELD. HAYING disposed of the Westerfield Estate, ALL CLAIMS against ' the Estate must be sent in by the 31st day of MAY, for settlement, otherwise they will not be recognised. Addressed to J. Davison, Westerfield. F. C REED. May 4th, 1880. 416c-825« REDUCTION IN THE PRICE OF BREAD. EDWARD TAYLOR has reduced the Price of his best Bread to sd. Cash > at shop, and if delivered by cart, skl. » EDWARD TAYLOR, Saundeks’ Buildings, 119 c ASHBURTON.
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