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H. Matson and Co. TATTEKSALL’S, SPECIAL OPENING ~~ SALE. mHE Proprietors having nearly brought to a completion the extensive altorations and improvements at Tattersall s, whereby they can atiord to the public facilities for the transaction of business unequalled in the colonies, as well as increased comfort and safety of those attending the Sales, beg to announce their intention of holding an OPENING SALE IN THE FORUM, ON To-Morrow, Friday, August 20th, Confining the entries, as near as possible, to country lots, to be sold without reserve. Bales will be conducted according to priority of entry. The present entries comprise 100 Horses, Particulars Account Mr. P. McGrath, who has just completed his Waipara contract. QA FIRST-CLASS Heavy Draught HORSES, mostly 4 and 5 years old, just out of regular work. Guaranteed as good and staunch as can be found in the province, g TIP CARTS. SHAFT and Leading HARNESS, &c., Ac. Account Mr. Geo. King. Tj Q HEAVY Draught MARES and GELDINGS, good hairy-legged sorts, mostly young, and a line that can be strongly recommended to the notice of farmers. Also, SHACKS and Light Unbroken COLTS. Account Messrs Morten and Lupton "I K MIXED HORSES, imported from J-O Wanganui, including carriage pairs, hacks, light harness horses, ponies, cobs, Ac. These horses are mostly 4 and 5 years old, good stamps in their class, and selected by Mr. Morten expressly for this market. Account Mr. Wm. Easton (Oamaru). 9 DRAUGHT HORSES, 4 and 5 Ai years old, good workers. , CHESTNUT HACK, 4 years, -L quiet to ride. Account Mr. W. H. Partridge. CROSS COUNTRY HORSE, The Lad, 5 years, by Messenger, dam Stella, by the Peer. The Lad was bred by Mr. L. Mavkey, with whom lie won several district races. A splendid cross country horse and good hack. 3 under— Account other owners. 2 HEAVY Unbroken Draught COLTS, by Black Prince, rising 3 years old 2 YEARLING, by Lord Glasgow. 2 FIRST-CLASS 6-year old BROOD MARES. HANDSOME Pair of Brown CARRIAGE GELDINGS, 16 hands, 5 and 6 years old, good match, and quiet in single and double harness. ARK BROWN Draught GELDING, staunch and good at all farm work. BAY GELDING (draught) 4 years. Any trial. BAY HACK GELDING. Any trial in saddle or light harness. YVERY Superior Draught BROOD MARE, by Catnpsie 111., dam by Prince of Denmark g.d. (imported). PAIR of chestnut Draught GELDINGS, 4 and 5 years, broken to all harness and staunch. PAIR of Bay Draught GELDINGS, 3 years, broken to Plough and Harrows. 9 UNBROKEN COLTS, 2 and 3 Ai years old, fit for immediate work. PAIR of Light Draught MARES, suitable for plough work. K FIRST-CLASS Draught MARES and GELDINGS, guaranteed staunch and good workers, g DO. DO. Account various owners. QA HACKS and Light Harness AIU HORSES, Unbroken COLTS, &c. With reference to the above Sale, the whole of the lines already entered we can strongly recommend to intending purchasers. Mr. McGraths lot and Mr. Kings Draught Horses are all good sorts, have been well selected, and both are just out of regular work, the former from the Waipara contract, and the latter from the owner’s farm. Messrs. Morten and Lupton’s stock are all young, well known, and every line will be for ABSOLUTE AND UNRESERVED SALE. Further Entries are solicited. Luncheon provided at 11.30 a.m. Sale at Twelve Noon. TERMS LIBERAL. 124g-765c FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 1880. H. MATSON AND CO., Auctioneers.

Public Notices. ASHBURTON COUNTY COUNCIL. Applications are invited from competent persons willing to act as FERRYMAN at Lower Rangitata for one year, on a subsidy of £BO per annum, together with all fees paid according to the schedule as hereinafter mentioned. Applications, with references, endorsed “ Ferryman, Lower Rangatata,” will be received at the Council’s Offices, Ashburton, up to 11 a.m. on WEDNESDAY, the Ist day of September, 1880. Duties to commence on the 4th September, 1880. Two sureties for £25 to be provided. SCHEDULE OF FEES. Cattle or horses, driven or led in a mob, 6d. per head. Passengers forded on horseback, 2s. each. Horses forded (including horse and rider), 3s. each. Vehicles, ss. each. By order, F. MAINWARING, Clerk. Ashburton, July 27, 1880. 718c-820 V. R. LAND DISTRICT OP CANTERBURY. IVTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that iSj A SALE BY AUCTION Of CROWN LANDS, Known as the OLD RAILWAY RESERVES, [ the Ashburton and Rangitata Districts, will be held at the TOWN HALL, ASHBURTON, On TUESDAY, AUGUST 24th, At eleven o’clock. LANDS to be SOLD for IMMEDIATE PAYMENT in Lots from 100 to 300 acres— Reserve 350—Between the River Hinds and a road about three miles southwest of Tinwald ; 15 lots ; upset price, £2 to £4 per acre. Reserve 350—Between theßivers Hinds and Rangitata ; 20 lots ; upset price, £2 to £3 per acre. Reserves 1371 and 1650—0 n the north bank of the Rangitata, adjoining the South road ; 7 lots ; upset price, £2 per acre. Re-serve 349—Between the Rivex-s Rangitata and the Orari; 9 lots; same upset price. Reserve 350—Opposite the Recreation Ground, Tinwald, Lot 4 ; 20 acres ; upset price, £5 per acre. Rural Section 34473—Near Longbeach ; estimated 15 acres ; upset price, £5 an acre. LANDS within the same Reserves, to be SOLD on DEFERRED PAYMENTS, in lots of similar area. Purchase money payable by instalments extending over ten years, without interest— Reserve 350—12 lots ; upset price, £2 10s. to £4 per acre. Reserve 350—17 lots ; upset price, £2 10s. to £4 per acre. Reserves 1371 and 1650—5 lots ; upset price* £2 10s. per acre. Reserve 349 6 lots ; upset price, £2 10s. per acre. Reserve 350 Adjoining Recreation Ground, Tinwald, Lot G j 49 acres ; upset price, £7 10s. per acre. Plans may be seen at the Survey Offices, Christchurch and Tirnaru, and the Railway Stations at Ashburton, Hinds, arid Orari. JOHN MaRSHMAN, Commissioner of Crown Lands. Land Office, Christchurch, 19th July, 1880. 77a

Tenders. ASHBURTON HIGH SCHOOL. TENDERS are invited for the ERECTION, of a BRICK BUILDING, being part of the intended High School. Also alternative tenders for a TIMBER BUILDING. Plans and specifications may be seen at our offices on and after MONDAY, the 23rd inst., and sealed tenders indorsed “Tender for High School” to be delivered on or before noon, Wednesday, September Ist. FOOKS & SON, 130 q Architects, UPPER ASHBURTON ROAD BOARD. TENDERS are invited for the following WORKS : No. 74. Shingling crossroad, Blands Island, from north branch to Winchmore road. No. 75.—Shingling 60 chains (more or less), Stitt’s cross road. No. 76.—Shingling Town Belt road, past Mr. Bullock’s house. No. 77.—Reforming, &c., portions of Winchmore road, past Mr. Digby s house. No. 78.—Reforming, &c., road from Thomson’s corner toward Winchmore road. Tenders addressed to the Chairman, must be sent in not later than noon of MONDAY, 30th inst. Specifications, &c., to be seen at the office. ROBERT D. PULLAR, 131 g Clerk. ASHBURTON COUNTY COUNCIL. 1 TENDERS are invited for 50 chains FENCING, South Approach Rakaia Gorge Bridge. Specification can be seen at Council office, Ashburton, and ten<jf“ addressed to the Chairman to be sent by 23rd current at 11 a.m. By order, W. BAXTER, County Engineer. Ashburton, Aug. 16, 1880. 1190 For Sale. BAR' Framed BEE HIVES. T. A. Gates, Saunders’ Buildings. 828 g IMPROVED FARM FOR SALE. THAT Farm, now in the occupation of Mr. Dale, containing 400 acres, situate adjoining the Schoolhouse, at Charing Cross, near Dromore. Easy Terms. Apply to CUFF AND GRAHAM, 100 a Christchurch. TO INVESTORS AND THOSE IN SEARCH OF A Good Farm. Messrs. poYntz & Co. have for Sale, by Private Treaty, a Splendid FARM of 107 Acres, of rich land, : fenced and shb-diVided into four paddocks, SO acres in English grass. There is a 1 commodious dwelling-house, large grain ’ shed, and all necessary out-buildings, ij A never-failing stream Of water runs i through the property; Apply to POYNTZ & CO.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 141, 19 August 1880

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