Public Companies. The national mutual life association of austral- • ASIA (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. IG9-218ca THE NEW ZEALAND LOAN AND MERCANTILE AGENCY COMPANY (LIMII ED). WOOL SEASON—IBBO-1881. SPECIAL NOTICE TO SHEEP FARMERS. THE Company makes LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES on 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 superb tend 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 Sporting. SHBURTON RACING CLUB. ANNUAL MEETING. WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, November, 17 and 18, 1880. FIRST DAY. 1. Handicae Hurdle Race of 50 sovs. Distance, 2 miles, over S flights of about 3ft. 6in. high hurdles. Nomination I 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 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. I '/i 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 A 20, any surplus to go to the fund. Post entry, 1 sov. ; about Ilf mile. SECOND DAY. 1. County Steeplechase Handicap of 30 sovs. : over 2 miles of fair hunting country ; nomination 1 sov. ; acceptance 2 sovs,’ District horses only. 2. Racing Club Handicap, of 50 sovs. : nomination 2 sovs. ; acceptance 2 sovs. 5 Weights to be declared at 9 p.jn, on the evening of the first day's racing : miles. 3. Farmers’ Plate of 30 sovs. : weight forage ; entrance 2 sovs. ; 1 mile. 4. District Farmers’ Plate, of 30 sovs,; weight for age ; entrance 2 sovs; I mile. For district horses only. 5. Consolation Handicap of 20 sovs. -. for all horses beaten at this meeting ; nomination 1 sov. ; acceptance 2 sovs.; I mile. 6. Trotting Race (Handicap), of 15 sovs.; (Ist horse, 10 sovs ; 2nd horse, S 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 an 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 bo 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. 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 ridey. Any jockey riding in other than his declared colors will bo fined one sovereign. Horses walking over will receive only half the stakes. JAMES WILKIE, 275 g Hon. Sec. Business Notices. JIEPUCTION. CHEAPER THAN EVER. OAA AAA FEET of BOARDS and OUUjUUU SCANTLINGS, must be sold ; also, a large quantity of Flooring, Match Lining, Rusticated Architraves, Skirtings, superior Totara Shingles, Firewood, Stakes, Posts, Rails, &c. Apply at HAYES’ TIMBER YARDS, East, street, Ashburton. N.B.—Orders can be delivered at any railway station on the main or branch Hues, direct from the Mills, of any sifte, length, or quantity'. 738 g ASHBURTON WOOL - SCOURING WORKS, "pLEECE WOOL, LOCKS, and Pieces scoured at lowest current rates. 316 CYRUS HOMERSHAM. ANINEPENNY Packet of Cambridge’s GINGER BEER POWDER makes two gallons of Ginger Beer. Nearly 1000 packets sold last season. 532 \TT ANTED Fifty thousand of the ’ Y Fathers of Ashburton and surrounding district to come with their sisters, cousins, aunts, etc., to the Fireworks and Unicycle Circus this evening, near Butler’s Hotel. 535 THE GUARDIAN is on every Tea Tajik iu Ashburton.
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