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Surveyors, Civil Engineers, &c. Me. hardy johnSton, CIYXL ENGINEER AND r * ARCHITECT, Authorised and Licensed Surveyor, p ‘ VALUER AND ARBITRATOR, ;0 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, three guineas, e 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 c acres, feur guineas for the first fifty acres, and one shilling per acre for balance. Exceeding one hundred acres and under five hundred acres, five guineas for the first one hundred acres, and ninepence per acre for balance. f Exceeding five hundred acres and under five thousand, ninepence per acre for the first five hundred acres, and sixpence per acre for ’ balance. For sub-dividing into allotments carefully, pegged and numbered, the charge, in addition to the above would be two shillings for each j town allotment comprising any fiactional pan 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 he 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 of the survey. All surveys will be earned 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, &c., 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 per cent, on the balance ; above ,£IO,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, &c., for cottage and villa resi- i dences, shop fronts, warehouses, banks, public buildings, &c., cSx., the charge would be from five to two and a half per cent, in proportion to ] the estimated cost of the proposed building, ( VALUATIONS. 1 House and landed property, agricultural t machinery, tools and effects, railway plant, and I ■ every description of engineering and building s material, plant, &c,, &c., valued on equally K reasonable terms as above. I T. M. HARDY JOHNSTON, C.E., Member of the Institution of Civil En- 5 gineers, London. k Offices—Sydenham Chambers, Hereford street, Christchurch. 672 Public Companies. THE NEW ZEALAND LOAN AND MERCANTILE AGENCY COMPANY (LIMITED). WOOL SEASON—IBBO-1881. T SPECIAL NOTICE TO SHEEP f FARMERS. 1 THE Company makes LIBERAL CASH <5 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. 2830

Conveyances. THE LONGBEACH COAOH ! HOMAS 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 3d. per mile ordinary fares, and per mile for Saturday return. They are as under— Longbeach to Ashburton, ordinary 55,, return Bs. Waterton to Ashburton, 3s. 6d. ordinary, Gs. return. Ashton to Ashburton, 3s. 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. 4o 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. ; 'H. M. Jones : ... The Triangle F. Clark -' ... East street D. Williamson ... East street 0. Carstens ... East street Mr. McLauglan ... Wakanui M. Atkinson ... Seafield G. Leadley ... Wakanui Cre.'i La wry and Son Seafield J. Lambie ... Kyle Wm. Cox ... Rakaia W. Harris ... Winslow E. H. Butler ... Westerfield T. E. Tomlinson ... Mount Somers P. Tisch ... Spread Eagle A; R. Markham & Co. •Cnertsey M. Hudson ... Waterton J. Bowick ... Mayfield Morgan And. Hibba Methven

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 214, 11 December 1880

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 214, 11 December 1880