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Business Notices. e T [ Q^REAT REDUCTION IN WATCHES. ' J. S. QUINN, Watchmaker, East ‘ street, Ashburton, having received » large stock of English gold and silver Watches, will offer the same at the following Reduced Prices, viz :—Rotherham’s gold hunting Levers from £18; Rotherham’s silver Levers from £6 10s ; Ehrhardt’s silver English Lever from £5 10s ; gold Genevas (ladies’ watches) from £3 10s ; Waltham watches, in English cases, from £4 ; American watches from £2 5s ; two years’ guarantee given. Also, • | a choice selection of Colonial-made Jewells lery, Brooches, Earrings, Dress Rings, &c., set with Australian rubies, at correspondingly low prices. Particular attention paid to the repairing of every description of Watch, Clock, and Jewellery. Guaranteed for 12 months. Pebble and other Spectacles to suit all sights. 308 a S. Phillips, PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER & WORKING JEWELLER, Begs to notify to his. patrons that he has now secured New Premises, adjoining the White Hart' Hotel, Christchurch, and has a Splendid Assortment of CLOCKS WATCHES and JEWELLERY on All kinds of Cleaning and Repairs well executed, and country orders promptly attended to. 511 a Sporting. SHBURTON COUNTY Steeplechases. FRIDAY, MAY 27 TH. LIST OF OFFICERS— President—E. G. Wright, Esq., M.H.R. Vice-President—W. C. Walker, Esq. Stewards—Messrs E. S. Coster, H. T. Smith, S. Saunders, J. Hawdon, F. J. Raine, Dr Ross, Messrs 0. H. Dowding, 0. Digby, L. E. Corsbie, D. M'Lean, R. Friedlander, Joseph Hunt, Lyttelton, F. B. Passmore, and B. G. Crisp. Judge—Mr M. Stitt. Starter—Mr N. M'Lean. Clerk of Course—Mr E. Saunders. Clerk of Scales —Mr John Carter. Hon. Treasurer—Mr 0. 0. Fooks. Handicappbr—Mr E. Griffiths. Secretary—Mr J. C. Bell. First race to start at 12.30 p.m. 1. Ashburton Handicap Steeplechase of 40 sovs, added to sweepstakes of 2 sovs each for acceptors ; over about 3 miles of fair hunting country. Nominations 2 sovs. 2. District Handicap of 25 sovs., a dded to a sweepstake of 2 sovs for acceptors; 2 miles; nominations 1 sov.; for district horses only. 3. Tradesmen’s Plate of 30 sovs.; weight for age ; 2 miles ; entrance 1 sov. 14. Farmers’ Steeplechase of 20 sovs; about l£ miles; weight for age; entrance 1 sov.; for district horses only. 5. Hack Steeplechase of 5 sovs; 1 mile ; catch weights; entrance 1 sov.; for district horses only. RULES AND REGULATIONS. 1. The New Zealand Grand National Rules strictly adhered to, except where otherwise specified. 2. “ District horses” shall mean horses which have been commonly resident in and owned by a resident in the County previous to'March 1, 1881, and up to the date of this meeting; provided always that any district horse shall not be disqualified from having run in his bona fide owner’s name in races outside the County during the above-mentioned time. 3. The decision of the Stewards on al l disputed points shall be final. 4. No protest will be received unless 2 sovs be deposited, which shall be forfeited if the protest be considered frivolous. 5. Nominations for the handicaps to ha sent to the Secretary, at Quill’s Hotel, not later than 9 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, May 18. Weights will be declared on the night of May 24, at Quill’s, and appear in the Christchurch papers on the 25th. Acceptances on night of general entry, May 25th, at 8 p. m. 6. All entries to state age, color, and name of horse, and colors of the rider. JOHN C. BELL, 604 a Secretary. Consultations. J. FLEMING’S NOVELTY CONSULTATION, No. 2, on the NEW ZEALAND GRAND NATIONAL STEEPLECHASES, To be held at Timaru on Tuesday, May 24, 1881, Including the New Zeals National Handicap, and Maiden Plats 3,000 Subscribb Each Ticket ‘

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 6, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 350, 21 May 1881

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 6 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 350, 21 May 1881