Matson, Cox, and Co. Jjlatson, Cox & Co., STOCK AND ESTATE AGENTS, LAND & MONEY BROKERS, AUCTIONEERS AND COMMISSION AGENTS, ASHBURTON. Their business will include the management ot Estates, Investment and Procuration of Money, Valuation of Properties, Stock, &c., and General Agency. They will hold throughout the District Public Auction Sales of Land, Live and Dead Stock ; also on Market Days at Ashburton and Timvald, Fat and Store Stock. They are also prepared to make Liberal Cash Advances on Properties, Stock, Wool, &c., placed in their hands for sale. MATSON, COX, & CO., Agents for Robey & Co.’s CELEBRATED THRESHING M ACHINES 440 H Tenders ARVES T I NG. TENDERS are invited for CUTTING, STOCKING, and STACKING 124 Acres of Crop at Seafield. Particulars may be known by applying to the undersigned, by whom tenders will be received up to FRIDAY. January 21, 1881. W. LA WRY AND SON, 321 Seafield. Exhibitions. Ashburton horticultural SOCIETY. Second Annual Show. SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 1881. The following Special Prizes are offered at the coming Show, viz.:— Best collection of Gladioli—los. 6d., given by Mr. Jacobson. Best collection of Fruit (amateurs only) —lst prize, IQs. Cd.; second prize, 55.; given by Mr. T Sealy. Best brace of Cucumbers—-7s. 6d., given by Mr. Simraonds. Heaviest Pumpkin—7s. 6d., given by Mr. Davison. Best three Pot Plants in Flower (amateurs only)—7s. 6d., given by Mr. G. Smith. Best Decorated Epergne (open to all) 7s. 6d., given by Mr. Smith. Best two Double Fuschias (one light, one dark)—7s. 6d., given by Mr. Poyntz. Best collection of Auriculas (in pots)— 7s. 6d., given by Mr. Broomfield. Best tri-colored Geranium 7s. 6d., given by Mr. Mayo. Best six Window,Plants —215., given by Mrs. C. Purnell. Best Hand Bouquet (to be made in the Showroom by Girls under 14 years of age)—A handsome Workbox, given by Mr. C. Hardy. Intending Exhibitors are requested to take notice that full Catalogues and Prize Lists, and all particulars, can be obtained at my office, or of any member of the Committee, Members and persons desirous of joing are requested to pay their annual subription at my office at as early a date as >ssible. S. E. POYNTZ, (1 Hon. Sec. Local industries associa. TION. First Industrial Exhibition, To be held at the TOWN HALL, ASHBURTON, ON AN EARLY DATE. President—E. G. Wright, Esq., M.H.R. Vice-President —Hugo Friedlander, Esq. Hon. Secretary—Stephen E. Poyntz, Esq. Hon. Treasurer—Robert Eyton, Esq. Certificates of Merit will be given for Exhibits of the following, viz. Local Industries and Manufactures of all kinds Works of Art Paintings, Printing, Lithographs, &c. Articles of Vertu Pottery Antique and Modern Relics, Coins, &c. Bijouterie Models Collections of Minerals, Specimens of Ores, &c. And any other articles that may assist in fostering and developing any kind of Industry. Exhibitors are requested to make early Application for Space. Provision will be made for Exhibiting large articles if required. STEPHEN E. POYNTZ, 915 Hon. Sec. Publications. The trade protection society’s private circular (instituted 1873) gives a weekly list of Bills of Sale, Mortgages of Stock, Liens, Bankruptcies, &c., throughout New Zealand. On Monday, an “ Extra” is printed for Canterbury, containing information up to 12 o’clock on the preceding Saturday. For particulars, apply at the Office, Hobbs’ Buildings, High street, Christchurch. — T. B. Craio, Agent for Canterbury. 816 Melbourne international exhibition. Tim NATIONAL MUTUAL LIFE ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALASIA (LIMITED) have recently PUBLISHED a small BOOK entitled “ A GUIDE TO MELBOURNE,” for the use of intending visitors to the Melbourne Exhibition. It contains also a variety of information of interest to the general public, and COPIES may be had FREE OF CHARGE on application at any of the offices of the Association throughout the Australasian colonies. Head office for New Zealand — Temple Chambers, Feathekston street, WblLINOTON. Resident Secretary— Thomas Swain. District Agent, Ashburton— S. SAUNDERS. 800 [card.] fpHEODORE B. JACOBSEN, ARC HI TKCT. Note office— HEREFORD STREET, WEST, Christchurch] 571 f| HE GUARDIAN is published every 1 evening, giving every day’s news, up to the hour of going to press. This is better than buying a sixpenny weekly.
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