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Business Notices. IT is not altogether a new idea, when business people burst into rhyme in ) their advertisements. Our grandfathers and grandmothers have read some excrutiating poetry in advertisements in their time just as we do sometimes now. From an xdd newspaper dated a while ‘ after the Flood, a tea dealer, expatiating on the merits of his tea, has the following : “ For lords and ladies it is fit; > Seven shillings is the price of it.” I’m not going to paint the lily or gild re- : fined gold by attempting to improve on ' that, but it should be a source of comfort . to the tea drinkers of Ashburton and surrounding districts that they can now procure the finest Teas at my establishment for much less money. 1 have just received a fresh consignment of Nelson, Moate, and Co.’s Pure Blended Teas, in 5 packets, and-boxes—Uiave.- alao._ojiejn>«L > up an assortment of Fancy Goods, and ' fruits in variety are constantly arriving, ‘ so that my patrons may have plenty to ’ chose from at the coming festive season. ' I wish all my kind customers a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. H. M. Carson’s New Fruit and Italian Warehouse (next Bank of New Zealand), East street. Sole Agent for Nelson, Moate, [ & Co.’s Pure Blended Teas. — See ad- ! vertisement and handbills. 3c NEW INDUSTRY. ASPHALTING. JAMES BRADLEY is prepared to take orders for ASPHALTING at very moderate rates. All orders to be left at the Works, Park srreet. All work kept in repair for twelve months. 350 c TO BUTCHERS, FELLMONGERS, FARMERS, & OTHERS. WE ARE CASH PURCHASERS OF HIDES, CALFSKINS, PELTS, HORSE HIDES, PIGSKINS, &c. LIGHT BAND, ALLAN, & CO., Hereford street, Christchurch 88c Sporting, Athletics, &c. Winslow annual races and sports. MONDAY, JAN. 2, 1882. President, E. G. Wright, Esq., M.H.R. ; Vice-President, J. L. Carter, Esq. ; Judge of Horse Races, M. Stitt, Esq.; Judge of Athletics, Jas. Wilkie, Esq.; Starter for Horse Races, J. Carter, Esq. ; Starter for Athletics, W. Cuthbert, Esq. ; Clerk of the Course, A. Sturgeon, Esq. ; Clerk of the Scales, C. P. H. Jephson, Esq. ; Committee—G. James, F. Lewis, F. Williams (Treasurer), R. D. Pullar, Davidson, W. Hanks, W. Hicks, P. Commons, P. Journeaux, G. Grice, C. P. H. Jephson, W. Harris, J. B. Rogers (Secretary). HORSE RACES. 1, Handicap Hurdle Race; If miles, over six flights of hurdles, 3ft. 6in. Nomination, 10s; acceptance, 10s. Prize, 12 sovs. 2. Winslow Cup (Handicap); 1J miles. Nomination, 1 sov.; acceptance, 1 sov. First horse 20 sovs., second horse to save his stakes. 3. Trotting Race (Handicap); 2 miles. Nomination, 5s ; acceptance, ss. Prize, 5 sovs, 4. Maiden Plate; 1 miles; weight for age ; entry, 10s. Prize, 5 sovs. 5. Consolation Race ; 1 mile ; entry, 10s. Prize, 5 sovs. RULES. 1. No one allowed to enter a horse unless a subscriber of half a guinea to the the funds ; should the prize be £2O or over, to subscribe one guinea. 2. All horses to be owned in the County three months prior to the races. 3. Three to start or no race. 4, Any horse who breaks in the Trotting Race to be turned round before starting again. 5. No protest will be entertained unless £1 be deposited with the Secretary, which will be forfeited should the same, in the opinion of the Committee, prove frivolous. 1 6. No one allowed to train a horse on the course one week before the races, under penalty of being disqualified. ATHLETIC SPORTS. 1. 100 Yards Race : Ist prize, 40s ; 2nd prize, 20s. 2. Standing High Jump ; Ist prize, 40s ; 2nd prize, 20s. 3. Three-Legged Race, 150 yards: e.i’ty, 2s ; Ist prize, 15s ; 2nd prize, ss. 4. Men’s Hurdle Race, 440 yards, o\ er six flights of hurdles, 3ft high : Ist prize, 40s ; 2nd, 20s. 5. Sack Race, 150 yards : entry, Is ; Ist prize, 15s ; 2nd prize, ss. 6. Running High Jump : Ist prize, 40s ; 2nd prize, 20s. 7. One Mile Flat Race : Ist prize, 60s ; 1 2nd prize, 30s. 8. Egg and Spoon Race, 150 yards, spoon to be carried in the teeth, hands in pocket: entry. Is ; Ist prize, 15s ; 2nd prize, ss. 9. Vaulting with Pole : entry, 2s; Ist prize, 20s ; 2nd prize, 10s. 10. Single Women’s Race . entry free ; prize, goods to the value of 15s, gived by Messrs Strange and Foun- * tain, Christchurch. 11. 220 Yards Flat Race : Ist prize, 40s ; 2nd prize, 20a. } 12. Running Long Jump : Ist prize, 40s; 5 2nd prize, 20s. T 13. Men’s (over 40 years) Race ; entry, ■ free ; prize, goods to the value of 15s, given by Ballantyne and Co., Christ : church. 14. Consolation Race : entry, Is; Ist , prize, 20s ; 2nd prize, 10s. Also a number of toys and useful articles will be given for children’s Sports during the day. • RULES FOR ATHLETIC SPORTS. 1. No one allowed to compete unless a resident in the County three months prior to the Races. 2. Three to start or no race. 3. The money for Nos. 1,2, 4, I 6,7, 11, and 12, will bo 10 per cent, on 1 amoi nt of first prize. 1 J. B. ROGERS, 1 320 d Hon. Sec.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 508, 14 December 1881

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 7 Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 508, 14 December 1881