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Business notices. “ man shift, for all the rest. XLi and let no man take care for,, himself, for all is but fortune,” so said Shakespeare; but r r Aitken, The Baker, thinks tbat it is desirable to > look after one’s self, and while thanking w his friends and customers for their liberal support accorded to him during i the past ■ few months, would ask for a continuance of their favors, and at the same time,., respectfully request those who.hat&..not OTM( yet accorded him a share of their custom, to GIVE HIM A TURN.* Best bread sltd cash. Cakes, Pastry, &c. , of all kinds. A. O. Aitken, ; - BAKER AND CONFECTIONER,' Saunders’ Buildings, • A S H B U R T O N •■■l*: 466a 1 : . ■ .1 \f. J r Great reduction in WATCHES. J. S. QUINN, Watchmaker, Eas* street, Ashburton, having received a large stock of English gold and silver | Watches, will offer the same at the follow*; ing 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 j £3 10s ; Waltham watches, in English i cases, from £4; American watches from r r £2 6s ; two years’ guarantee given. Also, a choice selection of Colonial-made Jewel- ■ • lery, Brooches, Earrings, Dress Rings, &c., set with Australian rubies,at corre-./j spondinglylow 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 ., rr_ Public Companies. STANDARD FIRE AND MARINE O INSURANCE COMPANY OF NEW ZEALAND. This Company is prepared to TAKE RISKS on ALL KINDS of PRO* PERTY, including Grain Risks, &c., at current rates. A. R. MARKHAM & CO., Agents, / 162 a Chertsey. - THE NATIONAL MUTUAL. LIFE association of Australasia (LIMITED). Established 1869. Actuary and Secretary —J. M. i Templeton, F.LA. The MOST LIBERAL and EQUITABLE OFFICE for Life Assurance in the Australasian Colonies. The best office for young men. Profits divided : every three years. Offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Wellington, and : Hobart Town. The New Zealand Branch—A LOCAL '• INSTITUTION, investing all moneys in the colony. Resident Secretary Thomas Swain,\ f Temple Chambers, Featherston street,? t ! Wellington. Agent for the County of Ashburton— S. SAUNDERS (of the firm of Saunders . Bros.), Ashburton. Note the name—The National Mutuah 445 a Sporting. COUNTY Steeplechases. T FR ID AY, MAY 27m 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 C. H. Dowding, , O. Digby, L. E. Corsbie, D. M‘Lean, R. Friedlander, Joseph Hunt, Lyttelton, F. B. Passmore, and E. 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 C. C. Foots. Handicapper —Mr E. Griffiths. Secretary —Mr J. C. Bell. First race to start at 12.80 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. , added 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. 4. Farmers’ Steeplechase of 20 sovs ; about 1£ miles ; weight for age; entrance 1 sov.; for district horses only. 5. Hack Steeplechase of 5 sovs; 1 mile ; catch weights; entrance 1 sov. 5 for district horses only. RULES AND REGULATIONS. . L 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 bof>Ut fide owner’s name in races outside the County during the above-mentioned time. : 3. The decision of the Stewards on all disputed points shall be final. 4. No protest will be received unless 2sovs be deposited, which shall be forfeited •if the protest be considered frivolous. 5. Weights will be declared on the night of May 24, at Quill’s, andappea*inthe Christchurch papers on the 25th. Acceptances on night of general entry* May/ 25th, at 8 p.m. , • , 6. All entries to state color,-and" — name of horse, and colors bf ! the^Mer. 1 JOHN.&^ELL, 604 a i.i Secretary , v

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 6, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 353, 25 May 1881

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 6 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 353, 25 May 1881