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Public Notices. R. Land district of Canterbury. T I NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a j Saxe by Auction OF > Town, Suburban, and Rural LANDS, will be held at Messrs. Davies and L Winter’s Salerooms, South Rakaia, • On TUESDAY, the Bth of February next, At Twelve o’clock. The Lands to be offered consist of sections in the Towns of Rakaia, Ashburton, Arowhenua, Orari, and Horndon ; Suburban Lands at Rakaia and Orari ; and Rural Section 25,358, at Albury. Sale-lists may be seen at the Railway ' Stations at Rakaia, Ashburton, Orari, and 8 Terauka ; or obtained at the Land Office, “ Christchurch. > JOHN STAR SUM AN, Commissioner of Crown Lands. Land Office, Christchurch, 1 Bth January, 1881. 945 For Sale. V. Poyntz & Co. HAVE FOR SALE, on advantageous and easy terms of payment, the following TOWN AND SUBURBAN PROPERTIES: — A good five-roomed House, on quarteracre of land, within three or four chains of the East Town Belt. A compact four-roomed House, with one acre of land, well fenced. Threequarters of an acre laid down as a paddock. A nice four-roomed House on half-acre of land, near the Gas Works, well finished throughout. Town Sections, 742, 743, 465, 466, 467. Town Section 711, upon which is erected a capital four-roomed House fitted with every convenience. A two-roomed House, with outbuildings, on a quarter acre, well fenced and planted, on N. E. Belt. MONEY for investment, on approved security, in sums of £SO and upwards, at current rates 595 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, {|ls 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) j —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 s Mr. Davison. Best three Pot Plants in Flower (ama- 1 teurs only)—7s. 6d., given by Mr. G. ] Smith. Best Decorated Epergne (open to all) — 1 7s. 6d., given by Mr. Smith. , Best two Double Fuschias (one light, one dark) —7s. fid., 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. Beat 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., thtoughout New Zealand. On Monday, an “ Extra” is printed for Canterbury, containing information up to 12 o’clock on the preceding Saturday. Fpr particulars, apply at tjie Office. Hobbs’ Buildings, High street, Christchurch.—T. B. Gkaio, 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 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, WfixUKOTOIf. Resident Secretary— Thomas Swain. District Agent, Ashburton— S. 8 AVN;D ER 8. 800

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 247, 20 January 1881

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 247, 20 January 1881