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Business Notices. chertset; . A. R. MARKHAM (Next Montgomery’s, Chertsey), GENERAL STOREKEEPER HAYING taken over the store of Messrs. Orr and Co., and increased the stock, is prepared to supply first-class articles in Grocery, Drapery, Ironmongery, etc. AGENT FOR THE ASHBURTON GUARDIAN. JUST RECEIVED. A Recherche Assortment of CHRISTMAS and NEW YEAR CARDS ; also, nice selection of TOYS, ALBUMS, and FANCY GOODS, suitable for the Christmas season. H. M. JON ES, STATIONER, East Street and Baring Square. A large stock of STATIONERY to arrive shortly. Sporting, Athletics, &c. HE SOUTH RAKAIA Animal Sports Will take place on MOB DAY, THE 27th DECEMBER. * Particulars on Handbills. A ' Dance Will be held in the Evening, in the Town Hall. Admission —2s. 6d. 753 w AKANUI SPORTS ! WAKANUI SPORTS ! WAKANUI SPORTS. TO BE HELD ON NEW YEAR’S DAY, January Ist, 1881. List of Officers. Starter —Mr. Wi Cockle. Judyes Messrs. J. Brown and E. Thomas. Hon. Treasurer—Mr. E. Thomas. Hon. Secretary Mr. E. Thomas. Handicap,per —Mr. J. Sturgeon. Clerks of Course— Mr. C. Hill, junr., and Mr. P. Lownie. Programme. 1. Quarter-mile Handicap Hurdle Race. 2. Men’s One Mile Handicap Race. 3. Quoits (distance 21 yards). 4. Men’s Half-mile Handicap Race. 5. Men’s 100 yards Race. 0. Married Men’s 200 yards Race. 7. Men’s Standing High Jump, 8. Men’s Running High Jump. 9. Vaulting with Pole. 10. Throwing Hammer. 11. Tossing Caber. 12. Running Long J ump. 13. Hop, Step, and Jump. 14. Single Girl’s Race, 100 yards (qpen to allcomers). 15. Married Women’s 100 yards Race. 16. Three-legged Race, 100 yards. 17. Sack Race, 100 yards. 18. Old Men’s Race, 100 yards. 19. THE WAKANUI INVENTION. E. THOMAS, 775 . Hon. Sec, and Treasurer. ASHBURTON CALEDONIAN SOCIETY’S ANNUAL' GATHERING. THE SECOND Annual Sports Meeting of the Ashburton Caledonian society will be held in the Agricultural and Pastoral Asssociation’s Show Ground, Ashburton, on MONDAY AND TUESDAY, December 27th and 28th, When the prizes enumerated below will be competed for. Judges for the Sports : For Pipe Music —Messrs. Donald M'Lean, A. M'Coll, M‘Kinnon, and ’J. Mac Lean Dunn. For Quoit Throwing— Messrs. G. M. Robinson and George Kidd. For Caber, Stone, and Hammer Throwing— Messrs. Stitt, Hay Smith, and W. Anderson. For Highland Dancing and Best Dressed Highlander Messrs. Donald M‘Lean, M‘Kinnon, Dr. Stuart and A. M'Coll. For Irish Dancing Messrs. John Boyle, John Black, H. Cullen, and D. Fitzgerald. For Vaulting and Jumping—Messrs. Reid, Quill, and Millar.' Racing Handicappers—Messrs. Anderson and Digby. Judge Mr. M. Stitt. Starter—Mr. S. Saunders. PROGRAMME OF SPORTS ; xst prize and prize £ S. £ S. 4 0 4 0 1 0 1 10 1 10 0 10 3 0 110 1 0 1 0 0 10 2 0 0 10 0 10 0 5 1 0 0 10 G 0 2 0 3 0 0 15 1 0 010 1 10 1 0 1 0 Pipe Music—Pibrochs... ~ Reels & Strathspeys Quoits ... Open Handicap Hurdle Race, 440yds, 6 hurdles Handicap Hurdle Race, for Boys, 440yds, for boys not over 16 Running High Jump ... Running High Jump, for boys under 16 Tossing the Caber ... Standing High Jump ... 100 Yards Race, open . Highland Reel , Highland Fling , Sword Dahce ... , Irish Jig , Irish Reel ... . Grand Handicap Flat Races, 200yds, 300yds, and 400yds ... Vaulting with Pole ... Boys’, Yaulting for boys under.l6 years... Half - mile ; .Handicap Flat Race ' Walking Match, 2 miles - Putting the. Stone, ,161 b , Throwing the Hammer IGlbs.' ... ... Open Handicap Mile Race, flat Three-legged Race ... Hop, Step, and Leap, running... .... ... Best Dressed Highlander Handicap Consolation Race, 200yds Egg and. Spoon Race... .Tilting in,;the Ring ... Entrance Money, Five per Cent,, on tount'of first;prize. Entries can be made with the Secretary to Eleven o’clock on the day of the >rts, for such events as. have not come , except for events Nos. 3, 15, 18, and entries for which must he in by noon the Bth ; December. For these handi- > events the handicaps will he declared the -15th December, and acceptances Ist be in the Secretary’s hands by noon the 22nd December, Members are reminded that their tickets lired on the 30th September last, and it their subscriptions are now due. ese are requested to he paid at once to s Secretary or Treasurer. J. MacLEAN DUNN, : > - ; Hon. Secretary 20 1 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 2 0 10 3 0 1 10 0 10 0 10 1 10 10 0 10 2 0

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 7, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 225, 24 December 1880

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 7 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 225, 24 December 1880

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