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£1 Howard. LOST, from Wakanui, on Monday, November Ist, One Chestnut HACK, branded HD on the left shoulder, with hollow back. Last seen in the direction of Dan-hill.—Anyone returning, him to Fbikdlandeu Bugs, will receive the above Deward. 487 Public Companies, mHE NATIONAL MUTUAL LIFE ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALASIA (LIMITED). , Established 1869. Actuary . and Secretary 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. 109-218 co THE NEW ZEALAND LOAN AND MERCANTILE AGENCY COMPANY (LIMITED). WOOL SEASON—IBBO-1881. SPECIAL NOTICE TO SHEEP FARMERS. IIHE 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 dis-. posal 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, Cathedx-al Square Christchurch. 283 d Sporting. Si Ashburton 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 w,; acceptance 2 sovs. 2. District Handicap Hurdle Race of 20 sovs, Distance, 1y z mile, over 6 flights of about 3ft. 6in. high hurdles. Nomination 1 sov,; acceptance 1 sov. District horses only. 3. Ashburton Cur Handicap of 70 sovs., added to a sweepstake of 5 sovs. each for acceptors. K 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 Chib. Entrance 2 sovs. Ivoile, District horses only, 5. Selling ItACti Race, of 10 sovs. No weight under Bst. Winner to be sold by auction Immediately after the race for 20, any surplus to go to the fund. Post entry, I sov. ; about I % mile. SECOND DAY. 1. County Steeplechase Handicap pf 30 sovs. ; over 2 miles pf fair hunting country; UQinjnatiqn i sov. j acceptance 2 spvif District horses only. g, 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 soyp, weight for age; entrance .3 ; 1 pule, 4. DjsTfUcy Farmers’ Plate, of 30 sovs.; weight for age ; entrance 2 sovs; 1 mile. For district horses only. 5. Consolation Handicap of 20 sovs. : for all horses beaten at this meeting 5 nomination 1 sov. ; acceptance 2 sovs.; 1 mile, 6. Trotting Race (Handicap), of 15 sovs.: (Ist horse, 10 sjoys ; 2nd horse, 5 sovs.) Catch weights ; 3 miles ; nominat’pp ips. ; acceptance 1 sov. District hors.es only! Rules and. Regulations. Qualification fee £2 3s. ; 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 shallmean 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 (pooling; provided always that apy district horse shall not be disqualified from having run in his bona fidq. 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 Swoops to be paid to the Secretary pot 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 ip other than his gqW§ wifi bo fined one sovereign. ! .Horses walking over will receive only i half the stakes. JAMES WILEIE, 275 g . Hon,. Sec. Business Notices. REDUCTION. . CHEAPER THAN EVER, OAA.AAA ¥EET 9f BOARDS and OUU jU.VV SQANTLiNGS, must be sold palsq, a largo quantity of Floor- . 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 at any railway station on main or branch lines, Mills, of any size, length, W quantity. 738 a ASHBURTON WOOL - SCOURING WORKS., scoured at lowest current rater. m CYRUS HOMERSHAM.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 6 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 193, 16 November 1880

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