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. 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 Pro- : perties. 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, Fat 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 MACHINES 44g Barristers, Solicitors, &c. C. W. Ireland, JgARRISTER AND SOLICITOR, Saunders’ Buildings, Ashburton. 393 Branson & Purnell, ■gARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS, EAST STREET. For Sale. Poyntz & Co. HAVE FOR SALE, on advantageous and easy terms of payment, the following TOWN AND SUBURBAN PROPERTIES:— A good five-roomed House, on quarteracre of land, within three or four chains of the East Town Belt. A splendid six-roomed House, with a good lawn and well laid-out flower garden, fronting on East Belt and close to the Wakanui Road. A compact four-roomed House, with one acre of land, well fenced. Threequarters of an acre laid down as a paddock. A nice four-roomed House on half acre of land near the Gas Works, well finished throughout. Town Sections, 742, 743, 465, 466, 467. Town Section 711 upon which is erected a capital four-roomed House fitted with every convenience. A two-roomed House, with outbuildings, on a quarter acre, well fenced and planted, on N.E. Belt. Sporting. RACING CLUB. ANNUAL MEETING. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, November, 17 and 18, xSBo. 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 sevs. 2. District Handicap Hurdle Race of 20 sovs. Distance, 1 1 / 2 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, domination, 2 sovs. j 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 he sold by auction immediately after the race for any surplus to go to the fund. Post entry, 1 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 : I# miles. 3. Farmers’ Plate of 30 sovs. : weight for age; entrance 2 sovs. ; I mile. For district horses only. 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 ; 3 miles ; nomination 10s. ; 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 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 2a 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 Ins declared colors will be fined one sovereign. Horses walking over will receive only half the stakes. _ JAMES WILKIE, 2750 Hon. Sec. 11l DEBTS due to Ashburton Herald and Guardian business must be Paid to Mr. S. E. Poyntz, on behalf of the Assignees, at the Guardian Office, East street, Ashburton, and his receipt alone will be a sufficient discharge. S. SAUNDERS, For Self and Co-Assignees,
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