Meetings. FIRE BRIGADE. Mt-iiil'i I ’. b v. ill MEET for Practice, ; t I- ix p. :n. sharp, on WEDNESDAY. Fall Dress. 742 JAMES WILKIE, Captain. CHISPA’S PROCESSION.—My Procession, to remove Mr. Hayes’ homestead to its new site, will leave the Post Office on WEDNESDAY Evening at 6.15. Band—Piper Elder and Drummer Eagle. All Friends invited to join. 743 OTICE TO DAIRYMEN. A MEETING of MILKMEN will he held in Mr. Harrison’s Auction room, Havelock street, on TUESDAY Evening next, at 7 o’clock, when matters of importance will be discussed. 704 WILLIAM BARTLETT. Amusements. A MATEUR DRAMATIC CLUB. Under the patronage of the Mayor and Borough Councillors, Ashburton Rifle Volunteers, Ashburton Fire Brigade, and Caledonian Society. The Lady of Lyons. To-Morrow. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 34th, AT THE TOWN HALL, ASHBURTON. Farewell Benefit of LIZZIE LIZETTE (Mrs. Thompson). PAULINE—LIZZIE LIZETTE. Admission —Dress Circle, 45.; Stalls, 35.; Body of Hall, 25.; Back, Is. Doors open at 7.30; commence at 8 o’clock. 726 DRAMATIC SOCIETY. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14 (Lizzie Lizette’s Benefit Night). At the conclusion of the Dramatic performance A PLAIN DRESS BALL Will take place in the Town Hall. A Splendid Band, and- an efficient Master of Ceremonies. Admission—Gentlemen, 2s. 6d. 714 ——..lf——■-m Tenders. gOUTH RAKAIA ROAD DISTRICT. TENDERS will be received up to noon oh THURSDAY, the 16th December for— Forming Four Miles and a-quarter of the Threc-chain Reserve road. Tenders to be endorsed, and addressed to the Chairman. Specifications can be seen at the Board Office, South Rakaia. A, MAKEIG, 690 Clerk to the Board. V. R. NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS. (Christchurch Section. ) TENDERS FOR BOOKSTALLS. SEPARATE Written Tenders will be received at this office, addressed to the undersigned, up to noon on MONDAY, 20th December, for the LEASE of the BOOKSTALLS at the Christchurch and Ashburton Railway Stations for one year, from Ist January, 1881. Tenders to be accompanied by a marked cheq ue for £5, good for ten days. Specifications and conditions can be seen at the Christchurch and Ashburton Stationmasters’ offices. The highest or any tender will not necessarily be accepted. FREDK. BACK, Traffic Manager. Traffic Manager’s Office, 725 Christchurch, Dec. Bth, 1880. ASHBURTON COUNTY COUNCIL. TENDERS are invited for EARTHWORK of Creeks near Drayton and Mount Harding, Methven District. The Engineer will be at Methven on Thursday, 16tb December, at 11 o’clock, to point out the work, and tenders, addressed to the Chairman, to be sent in to Council Chambers not later than 11 o’clock a.m. on SATURDAY, 18th DECEMBER. By order, WILLIAM BAXTER, 731 County Engineer. Public NoticesWE, the undersigned Merchants of Ashburton, do unanimously agree to CLOSE our places of business on THURSDAY, 16th day of December, being the Anniversary of Canterbury : Friedlander Bros., Orr and Co. Donald Williamson Thos. Bullock W. H. Gundry Hallenstein Bros., per W. Sparrow W- Montgomery & Co. per B. Hughes J. Tucker T. R. Hodder and Company S. Saunders Messrs. Everett Bros, and Co. Alfred Harrison Alpbcus Hayes Jameson and Roberts Matson, Cox, & Co., per Alfred Curtis William Gavin G. M. Robinson John Fowler Wm. Anderson. 741 £1 Reward. THE above reward will be given to any person giving information that will lead to the conviction of the person or persons who maliciously removed the Clack from the pump at the Fire Brigade Station, and took the same away, renderin" the pump useless. 739 SAML. HARDLEY. TO MR. W. STODDARD— Sir,— In reply to your challenge which you have taken the trouble to advertise, I beg to say. that I am perfectly satisfied with the decesion of the Judges at the late show, and I may say that two of those gentlemen are personally unknown to myself.. If exhibitors are not content to leave the judging of their animals to the gentlemen appointed for that purpose, it were belter that they should withhold their exhibits altogether. However, as you appear to have taken this matter so much to heart, if you give me the £IOO, I shall be happy to let you have the first prize horse, you can then class them as you ? lease. —Yours truly, 34 EDWIN THOMAS.
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