Public Notices. , rpENDER. —The Tender of Messrs. X Leggatt and Higgins, for erec1. tion of Cottage, is ACCEPTED.—F. P. O’Reilly. 946 [card.] B. JACOBSEN, ARCHITECT. s Note office—r HEREFORD STREET, WEST, Christchurch! 571 METHYEN AGENCY. M 3 ORGAN and HIBBS, General Storekeepers, Methven, are authorisep agents for the Ashburton Guardian. Subscribers will please get their papers from the agents in future. Orders eni trusted to them will receive prompt r attention. 1 Exhibitions. Local industries association. 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, 916 Hon. Sec. 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, 10s. 6d.; second prize, 55.; given by Mr. T Sealy. Best brace of Cucumbers—7s. 6d., given by Mr. Simmonds. Heaviest Pumpkin—7s. 6d., given by Mr. Davison. Best three Pot Plants in Flower (amateurs only)—7b. 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—2ls., 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 joining are requested to pay their annual subscription at my office at as early a date as possible. S. E. POYNTZ, 891 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. Craig, Agent for Canterbury. 816 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION. The 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 1 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. 1 Head office for New Zealand—Temple Chambers, Fbathbhston street, Wel- * LINGTON. Resident Secretary—Thomas Swain. 5 District Agent, Ashburton — S. S AU N D E R S. 800 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 pre- : decessor. I The fares by Cotton’s coach are exactly 3d. per mile ordinary fares, and lid. per • mile for Saturday return. They are as 7 under—- ') Longbeach to Ashburton, ordinary 55., 6 return Bb. Waterton to Ashburton, 3s. 6d. ordi- '• nary, 6s. return. Ashton to Ashburton, 3s. ordinary, ss, return. Wheatstone to Ashburton, 2s. 6d. ordinary, 4s. return. 5 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.ra. 4a E COOKSON, Wills Street, runs the . MAIL COACH from Ashburton Railway Station to Green Street, Alforc e ; Forest, and Mount Somers, every Tuesday and Friday, returning Wednesday and Saturday at 3 p.m
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