Educational. PROFESSIONAL. R. M'LACHLAN, of the Wakanui School, is prepared to receive a limited number of Pupils for instruction on the Piano and Harmonium; 2S9g Terms on Application. , Public Notices £5 REWARD 'ILL be given so that it will lead to the conviction of the party or parties who maliciously BROKE the LOOKS on the Gates, between September 10th and . 26th ult., on Section 30758, on the old track from the Hinds Railway Station to Coldstream Homestead. C. H. DOWDING, 302 Manager. LONGBEACH ROAD DISTRIGTT' ELECTION OF MEMBERS. OTICE is hereby given that a MEETJ 3( ING of the Ratepayers of the Longbeach Road District will be held at the Board’s Office, on Longbeach Road, on MONDAY, the 25th day of October, 1880, at the hour of eleven in the fore noon, for the purpose of NOMINATING and ELECTING two persons eligible to serve as Members of the Board for the above District, in the places of Messrs. E. G. Wright and Joseph Clark. A poll, if required, will be taken at the same place immediately after the nomination, closing at four o’clock p. m. W. CUTHBERT, Returning Officer. Longbeach Road, 7th October, 1880. 297® HE NATIONAL MUTUAL LIFE ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALASIA (LIMITED). Established 1869. Actuary and Secretary —J. M. Templeton, F.I. A. The MOST LIBERAL and EQUITABLE OFFICE for Life Assurance in the Australasian Colonies. The best office for young men. Profits divided every three years. Offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Wellington, and Hobart Town. The New Zealand Branch —A LOCAL INSTITUTION, investing all moneys in the colony. Resident Secretary Thomas Swain, Temple Chambers, Featherston street, Wellington. Agent for the County of Ashburton — S. SAUNDERS (of the firm of Saunders Bros.), Ashburton. Note the name—The National Mutual. : 169-218 cg THE NEW ZEALAND LOAN AND MERCANTILE AGENCY COMPANY (LIMITED). WOOL SEASON—IBBO 1881. SPECIAL NOTICE TO SHEEP FARMERS. THE Company makes LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES ost WOOL entrusted to its care for sale in the London market. This being one of the leading departments of the Company’s business, and an expert and practical staff being employed by its London House especially to superintend the classification, valuation, and disposal of wool consignments, growers may rely upon their clips being carefully handled and placed to the best advantage. Further information may be obtained upon application at the Company’s office, Cathedral Square, Christchurch. 283 g BRANSON & PURNELL, BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS EAST STREET, - - 1 394 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 l /z mile, over 6 flights o f about 3ft. 6in. high hurdles. Nomination 1 sov.; acceptance 1 sov. District horses only. 3. Ashburton Cup Handicap of 70 sovs., added to a sweepstake of 5 sovs. each for acceptors. IS omination, 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 ]4, mile. District houses 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, I sov. ; about IIXl l X 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 forage ; 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.: (Ist horse, 10 sovs ; 2nd horse, 5 sovs.) Catch weights ; 3 miles ; nomination ios. ; 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 bona 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 ard 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« Hon. Sec
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