fFound. Found.— a five-feet rule. Owner can recover it by applying at the Guardian office, and paying cost of advertisement. 384 Educational. PROFESSIONAL. MR. M'LACHLAN, of the Wakanui School, is prepared to receive a limited number of Pupils for instruction on the Piano and Harmonium. 289 g Terms on Application. Sporting. RACING CLUB. ANNUAL MEETING. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, November, 17 and 18, ISSO. ■ FIRST DAY. 1. Handicap Hurdle Race of 50 sovs. Distance, 2 miles, over 8 flights of about 3ft. 6in. high hurdles. Nomination 1 sov.; acceptance 2 sovs. 2. District Handicap Hurdle Race of 20 sovs. Distance, mile, over 6 flights of 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. R 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. F.ntrance 2 sovs. 1 ]/> mile. District j horses only. 5. Selling Hack Race, of 10 sovs. No weight under Bst. Winner to be sold by auction immediately after the race for A 2 °> any surplus to go to the fund. Post entry, I sov. ; about IX 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 : I }.( miles. 3. Farmers’ Plate of 30 sovs. : weight for age ; entrance 2 sovs. ; 1 mile. 4. Consolation Plandicap of 20 sovs. : final! horses beaten at this meeting ; nomination I sov. ; acceptance 2 sovs.; 1 mile. 5. Trotting Race (Handicap), of 15 sovs.: (Ist horse, 10 sovs; 2nd horse, 5 sovs.) Catch weights ; 3 miles ; nomination los. ; acceptance I 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 Sept. 1, 1880, and up to the date of the forthcoming meeting; provided always that any district horse shall not he 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 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 g Hon. Sec Business Notices. NOTICE. A SMITH, Machinst, having made • arrangements with Mr. J. R. Steele for a portion of his Premises, begs to inform the inhabitants of Ashburton and district that he is open for Repairing and Adjusting every description of Sewing Machine and Galvanic Apparatus. First-class Workmanship guaranteed. Medical Coils and Batteries made to order on the most improved principle. 358 ASHBURTON WOOL - SCOURING WORKS. JpLEECE WOOL, LOCKS, and Pieces scoured at lowest current rates. 316 CYRUS HOMER SHAM. James Scarlet. JAMES SCARLET, Butcher, Chertsey, begs to intimate to the Public generally that MEAT, of First-class quality, is always obtainable at a moderate charge at his shop. A Cart drives round the district on Tuesdays and Fridays. 381 Wood & Co., BREWERS AND BOTTLERS, Ashburton, WINNERS of Fi: rst and Second Prizes for Ale and Porter at the Agricultural Show at Christchurch and Ashburton. —All Orders promptly attended to. Suffolk Butchery, HAYBLOCK STREET, Ashburton. GEO. J. MARTIN BEGS to inform the inhabitants of the Borough and County of Ashburton that he is going to open in the above line on the Ist NOVEMBER, and trusts by keeping only good meat, and treating his customers with civility and attention, to merit a share of public patronage. Families waited on daily for orders, and can be supplied either from cart or shop. N.B. —A cart will travel in the country wherever inducement offers. 380 E. Galloway, TINWALD, WHEELWRIGHT, and GENERAL AGRICULT URAL IMPLEMENT MAKER. All repairs neatly executed with promptitude and despatch, and at reasonable prices. 370
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