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Surveyors, Civil Engineers, &c. MR HARDY JOHNSTON, CIVIL ENGINEER AND ARCHITECT, AXTTHOIII.SE D AND LICENSED SURVEYOR, . VALUER AND ARBITRATOR, Is prepared to execute Surveys, Engineering and Architectural Designs, Estimates, and Reports, and Value Property in town or country at the following tariff of charges, exclusive of travelling expenses. SURVEY CHARGES. For any fractional part of an acre, and not exceeding five acres, two guineas. Exceeding five acres and under twenty-five acres, ilirce guineas. Exceeding twenty-five acres and under fifty acres, three guineas for the first twenty-five acres, and one shilling per acre for balance. Exceeding fifty acres and under one hundred acres, four guineas for the first fifty acres, and one shilling per acre for balance. Exceeding cne hundred acres and under five hundred acres, five guineas for the first one hundred acres, and ninepenee per acre for balance. Exceeding five hundred acres and under five thousand, ninepenee per acre for the first five hundred acres, and sixpence per acre for balance. For snb-dividing into allotments carefully pegged and numbered, the charge, in addition to the above would be two shillings for each town allotment comprising any fi actional part of an acre, and two shillings and sixpence for each suburban or rural section comprising one acre and upwards. The above charges do not apply to very hilly or broken country, or to “ bush ’’ land, in which case from twenty-five to fifty percent, would have to be added in proportion to the difficulties met with in the country to be surveyed, and also in discovering the boundaries of the Crown Grants. Fair copies of the survey plan drawn on mounted paper, together with book of reference, if required, will be furnished at the rate of ten per cent, on the cost ot the survey. All surveys will be canicd out and completed in accordance with the rules and instructions issued by the Surveyor-General for the guidance of the Survey Department of the Government, and will be certified to as being correct. The charge per day would be two guineas clear of all expenses should clients prefer that mode of payment. ENGINEERING CHARGES. In making surveys of land for engineering purposes, such, for instance, as the drainage or or irrigation of districts of country, the drainage or water supply of towns, construction of railways, common roads and bridges, canals, harbors, river improvements, ike., the charges . would be for plans, design, estimate, report, &c , at the rate of three per cent, on the total estimated cost of the proposed work if under ,£5,000; above £5,000 and under £IO,OOO, three per cent, on the first £5,000 and two and a half percent, on the balance ; above£lo,ooo and under £20,000, two and a half per cent, on the first £IO,OOO, and two per cent, on the balance, and so on lessening in proportion to the extent of the estimated cost on theproposed work. If employed by the day, the charge would be three guineas clear of all expenses. ARCHITECTURAL CHARGES. In furnishing designs and specifications with estimated cost, See., for collage and villa residences, shop fronts, warehouses, banks, public buildings, Ac., Ac., the charge would be from five to two and a half per cent, in proportion to the estimated cost of the proposed building. VALUATIONS. House and landed property, agricultural machinery, tools and effects, railway plant, and every description of engineering and building material, plant, Ac,, Ac., valued on equally reasonable terms as above. T. M. HARDY JOHNSTON, C.E., Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, London. Offices—Sydenham Chambers, . Hereford street, Christchurch. 072 Public Companies.

THE NEW ZEALAND LOAN AND MERCANTILE AGENCY COMPANY (LIMITED). WOOL SEASON—IBBO-1881. SPECIAL NOTICE TO SHEEP FARMERS. THE Company makes LIBERAL CASH ADVANCES on WOOL entrusted to its care for sale in tiie 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 bo obtained upon application at the Company’s office, Cathedral Square Christchurch. 2830 Conveyances. THE LONGBEACH COACH ! THOMAS COTTON wishes to inform the travelling public between Ashburton and Longbeach that he has taken over the Coach Business from Mr. George Willcocks, and hopes for a continuance of the support hitherto accorded to his predecessor. The fares by Cotton’s coach are exactly fid, per mile ordinary fares, and lid. per mile for Saturday return. They are as under— Longbeach to Ashburton, ordinary 55., return Ba. Waterton to Ashburton, 3s. Gd. ordinary, Gs. return. Ashton to Ashburton, fis. ordinary, ss. return. Wheatstone to Ashburton, 2s. Gd. ordinary, 4s. return. The coach leaves Longbeach daily at 7.30 a.m., arriving at Ashburton at 10 a.m.; and returns, leaving the Booking Office, Baldwin’s Central Hotel, each day at 4.30 p.m. ; Post Office, 4.45 p.m. 4g ECOOKSON, Wills Street, runs the , MAIL COACH from Ashburton Railway Station to Green Street, Alforc Forest, and Mount Somers, every Tuesday and Friday, returning Wednesday and Saturday at 3 p.m THE ASHBURTON GUARDIAN, Price One Penny, CAN be obtained from the following Agents, who will receive orders

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 212, 9 December 1880

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