All orders for insertion of advertisements must be written legibly on the face of the advertisement. When no order is given the advertisement will be inserted until countermanded, and charged accordingly. All notices of Births, Marriages, or Deaths must be accompanied by the signature of the sender, as a guarantee of good faith. All advertisements and business letters to be addressed The Manager ; literary communications should be addressed to The Editor.
Sporting. RACING CLUB. ANNUAL MEETING. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, November, 17 and 18, 1880, FIRST DAY. 1. Handicap Hurdle Race of 50 sovs. Distance, 2 miles, over 8 flights of about 3ft. 6in. high hurdles. Nomination I sov.; acceptance 2 sovs. 2. District Handicap Hurdle Race of 20 sovs. Distance, 1% mile, over 6 flights of about 3ft. 6in. high hurdles. Nomination 1 sov.; acceptance I sov. District horses only. 3. Ashburton Cup Handicap of 70 sovs., added to a sweepstake of 5 sovs. each for acceptors. hi omination, 2 sovs.; acceptance, 2 sovs. 2 miles. 4. Ladies’ Purse, of 25 sovs.; welter weights for age; gentleman riders, who must be members of the Ashburton Racing Club, Entrance 2 sovs. 1 % mile. District horses only. 5. Selling Hack Race, of 10 sovs. No weight under Bst. Winner to be sold by auction immediately after the race for /20, any surplus to go to the fund. Post entry, |i sov.; about 1 % mile. SECOND DAY. 1. County Steeplechase Handicap of 30 sovs. : over 2 miles of. fair hunting country ; nomination I sov. ; acceptance 2 sovs. District horses only. 2. Racing Club Handicap, of 50 sovs. : nomination 2 sovs. ; acceptance 2 sovs. ; Weights to be declared at 9 p.m. on the evening of the first day’s racing; miles. 3. Farmers’ Plate of 30 sovs. : weight for age; entrance .2 sovs. ; 1 mile. 4. Consolation Handicap of 20 sovs. : for all horses beaten at this meeting ; nomination 1 sov, ; acceptance 2 sovs.; 1 mile. 5. Trotting Race (Handicap), of 15 sovs.: (Isthorse, 10 sovs ; 2nd horse, 5 sovs.) Catch weights; 3 miles ; nomination 10s. ; acceptance 1 sov. District horses only. Rules and Regulations. Qualification fee £2 2s. ; members of the Ashburton Racing Club free. No entry will be received for any of the races except on the condition that all disputes shall be decided by the Stewards, whose decisions in all cases shall be final. A district horse shall mean a horse which has been commonly resident in, and owned by a resident in the County previous to Sept. 1, 1880, and up to the date of the forthcoming meeting; provided always that any district horse shall not be disqualified from having run in his hona fide owner’s name in races outside the County during the above-mentioned term, Canterbury Jockey Club rules strictly adhered to unless otherwise specified. No protest will be entertained unless L2 2s be deposited, which will be forfeited should the protest, in the opinion of the Stewards, prove frivolous. All entries and nominations to be in the hands of the Secretary, addressed to Quill’s Commercial Hotel, not later than nine p.m. on Tuesday, November 2nd. Weights will be published on Saturday, November 13th. Acceptances and Sweeps to be paid to the Secretary not later than nine p.m. on the night of Monday, November 15th. All entries to be sealed and addressed to the Secretary, Ashburton, enclosing entrance fees, name and age of horse, and colors of the rider. Any jockey riding in other than his declared colors will be fined one sovereign. Horses walking over will receive only half the stakes. JAMES WILKIE, 2760 Hon. Sec. Amusements. This Evening. CALEDONIAN SOCIETY. GRAND ANNIVERSARY CONCERT, OF SCOTCH MUSIC, DANCING, &C., IN THE TOWN HALL, ON THURSDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 30. PROGRAMME : Introductory Address President Bagpipes “ Pibrochs” Piper Elder Piano...“ Reels and Strathspeys”...Miss Kidd Dancing. In Costume The Gldns (Messrs Kidd, M'Rae, Reid and Macduff.) Part 50ng,...“ Scots whahae” Party SoNG...“Auld Robin Gray”...Mrs Craighead Song “Scotland Yet”....Mr Craighead Reading “ Tam o’ Shanter” ONG “ “2Tg’’ Mr G - D - BKANSON rAELic Song Mr D. Campbell ONG " iF he ?? rm !,...MrMacLEAN Dunn o oor Door Sword Dance...Ghilie Callum....Mr M'Rae INTERVAL OE TEN MINUTES. Piano Jessie’s Dream Miss Kidd Dance... The Highland Fling...Mr MacDuFF Song...“ The Auld Scots Sangs”...Mrs Dunn Mrs Brookshaw Song “ The Cameron Men” Mr Craighead Song . Mr G. D. Branson (“ Wha Wadna Fechtfor Chairlie,”) Duet “ Caller Herrin” Two Ladies Tri0........ “ Willie Brewed a Peck” Party Songs—The Rowan Tree, The Land o’ the Leal, etc., as time may permit. Reel o’ Tulloch The Clans “AULD LANGSYNE” in Chorus. National Anthem. Tickets —Dress Circle, and a few Reserved Seats in front of the stage, 3s ; second seats, 2s. ; back seats, la. To be had of members of the Committee, at the several stores in town, and at the Hall on the night of the Concert. Apply early, as there is a demand for seat room. Doors open at 7.30. Pibroch to strike up at eight. A D A N C E will take place after the Concsrt, tickets for which—2s. fid. —may be had of the Dance Committee. 92102600'
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