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r Matson Cox,, and Co. ]Matson, Cox & Co., STOCK AND ESTATE AGENTS, LAND & MONEY BROKERS, ■AUCTIONEERS AND COMMISSION AGENTS, ASHBURTON. Their business will include the management of Estates, Investment and Procuration of Money, Valuation of Properties, Stock, &c., and General Agency. They will hold throughout the District Public Auction Sales of Land, Live and Dead Stock; also on Market Days at Ashburton and Tinwald, Eat and Store Stock. They are also prepared to make ! Liberal Cash Advances on Properties, Stock, Wool, &c., placed in their hands for sale. MATSON, COX, & CO., Agents for Robey & Co. ’s CELEBRATED THRESHING M ACHINES 440 Tenders Tenders wanted for, ploughing. For particulars apply to John Grigq, Longbeach. 281 g ASHBURTON COUNTY COUNCIL TENDERS are invited for the following Works : , \ I.—Drainage near Watert(». 2.—Drainage near Methvemll 3.—Protective Work, Puddflgg Hill. Tenders, addressed to the Chairman, to be sent in not later than 11 o’clapk a. m., WEDNESDAY, 6th October nej». By order, \ WILLIAM BAXTER, 269 g County Engineer. SOUTH RAKAIA ROAD BOARDt TENDERS will be received up to THURSDAY, the 7th day of October, for the following WORKS : 1. For Forming Jones’ road from Thompson’s track to Rakaia river. 2. For Forming about 90 chains of Buckley’s road, near Kyle. Specifications can be seen at the Board Office, South Rakaia. Tenders to be endorsed, and addressed to the Chairman. A. MAKEIG, 252 g Clerk to the Board. WAKANUI ROAD BOARD. TENDERS are invited for the following WORKS ; No. 25.—Maintenance of roads in the district till Nov. 1881. No. 26.—Wakanui Road—Forming to full width, from Jones’ corner to junction with Beach Road, 290 chains. No. 27. —Bruce’s Road—Forming to full width, from Cochrane’s to Stanley Road, 132 chains. No. 28.—Stanley Road—Metalling 50 chains, 20 yards to the chain. Specifications, &c., can be seen at the Board’s office, Moore street, where tenders will be received, addressed to the Chairman, endorsed with number of contract, and accompanied with necessary deposit, till 10 a.m. on THURSDAY, Oct. 7th. BOOKS & SON, 925c-2600 District Surveyors, &c. 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 isov.; acceptance 2 sovs. 2. District Handicap Hurdle Race of 20 sovs. Distance, l]/z 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. Nomination, 2 sovs.; acceptance, 2 sovs. 2 miles. 4. Ladies’ Purse, of 25 sovs.; welterweights for age ; gentleman riders, who must be members of the Ashburton Racing Club. Entrance 2 sovs. 1 '/z mile. District hoi ses only. 5. Selling Hack Race, of 10 sovs. No weight under Bst. Winner to be sold by auction immediately after the race for any surplus to go to the fund. Post entry,;! sov. ; about x % mile. SECOND DAY. x. 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 : nliles. 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.; I mile. 5. Trotting Race (Handicap), of 15 sovs.; (Isthorse, 10 sovs ; 2nd horse, 5 sovs.) ‘Catch weights ; smiles; nomination 10s. ; acceptance 1 sov. District horses only. Rules and Regulations. Qualification fee £2 2s. ; members of the Ashburton Racing Club fiee. 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 j 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 16th. 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, 275 a Hon. Sec ADVERTISEMENTS received for the GUARDIAN up to 9 p.m. at the scale charges, afterwards at double rates for insertion over the leader

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 161, 5 October 1880

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