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Business Notices. “ TjVVERY man shift for all the rest, Tj and let no man , take care for | himself, for all is but fortune,” so said Shakespeare ; but . f Aitken, The Baker, thinks that it is desirable to ' look after one’s self, and while thanking his friends and customers for their liberal . support accorded to him during the past few months, would .ask for a contihuapee J of their favors, and at the same time respectfully request those who have not yet accorded him a share of their custom, to GIVE HIM A TURN. .Rest bread sltd cash. Cakes, Pastry, &c., of all kinds. A. O. Aitken, BAKER AND CONFECTIONER, Saunders’ Buildings, .. •„ a s h b u rton; ‘ G RE AT REDUCTION IN WATCHES. J. S. QUINN, Watchmaker, East street, Ashburton, having received a large stock of English gold and silver ; Watches, will offer the same at the follow- i 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 ' 10a; gold Genevas (ladies’ watches) from £3 10s ; Waltham watches, in English cases, from £4; American watches from 1 . . £2 5s ; two years’ guarantee given. Also, a choice selection of Colonial-made Jewel- i lery, Brooches, Earrings, Dress Rings, &c., set with Australian rubies, at corre- 11 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 Public Companies. STANDARD FIRE AND MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY: OP NEW ZEALAND. This Company is prepared to TAKE RISKS on ALL KINDS of PROPERTY, including Grain Risks, &c., at current rates. A. R. MARKHAM & CO., Agents, 162 a Chertsey. . The national mutual life ASSOCIATION OP AUSTRALASIA (LIMITED). Established 1869. Actuary and Secretary—J. M. Templeton, F.LA. The MOST LIBERAL and EQUITABLE OFFICE for Life Assurance in the Australasian Colonies. 1 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, Temple Chambers, Featherston street, Wellington. Agent for the County of Ashburton— S. SAUNDERS (of the firm of Saunders Bros.), Ashburton. Note the name—The National Mutual 445 a Sporting. County Steeplechases. FRIDAY, MAY 27T H. LIST OP OFFICERS— Pkesident —E. G. Wright, Esq., M.H.R. Vice-President —W. C. Walker, Esq. 1 Stewards —Messrs E. S. Coster, H. T.; Smith, S. Saunders, J. Hawdon, F. J. Raine, Dr Hess, Messrs C. H. Dowding, 0. 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. Fooks. Handicapper —Mr E. Griffiths. \ Secretary —Mr J. C. Bell. First race to start at 12.30 p.m. 1. Ashburton Handicap Steeplechase t of 40 sovs, added to sweepstakes of 2 sovs each for acceptors; over about Smiles of fair hunting country. NomiI nations 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 li miles ; weight for age j entrance Isov.; for district horses only. i 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 wheru ,-4 - otherwise specified. , , • * | ‘ 2. “ District horses” shall mean horses > which have been commonly resident in mid. p owned by a resident in the County previous to March 1, 1881, and up to the • date of this meeting ; provided always r that any district horse shall not .cua- • qualified from having run in his hand fide ' owner’s name in races outside the County ( p during the above-mentioned time. 3. The decision of the Stewards on al 1 disputed points shall be final. ) 4. No protest will be received unless 2 sovs be deposited, which shall be forfeited r if the protest be considered frivolous. 1 5 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 m name of horse, and colors of thei rider* v L JOHN 0. BELL, 604 a _ Secretary ■ i ! ■ ' ' ' ' ‘ >'UI liv t-:i Ul’j

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 354, 26 May 1881

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 6 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 354, 26 May 1881