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Business Notices. S. Lucas, PAINTER, GLAZIER, PAPERHANGER, &c., Adjoining Panama House, TANCREI STREET. S LUCAS, who is well known to be i , thorough practical workman in thi various branches of the abovename« business, intimates that he is now pre pared to receive orders, and solicits i share of public support. 111 c SAMUEL LUCAS. IT is not altogether a new idea, whei business people burst into rhyme ii their advertisements. Our grandfather and grandmothers have read some ex crutiating poetry in advertisements ir their time just as we do sometimes now. From an old 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 refined 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. I have just received a fresh consignment of Nelson, Moate, and Co. ’s Puke Blended Teas, in packets and boxes. I have also opened 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 advertisement 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. LIGHTBAND, ALLAN, & CO., Hereford street, Christchurch 88c Sports-

A SHBUETO N CALEDONIAN SOCIETY. Annual Sports. The Third Annual Sports Meeting of the Ashburton Caledonian Society will be held on the Society’s New Ground, a few chains back from the North-west Corner of the Domain, on BOXING DAY, When the following Prizes will be competed for;— Ist 2nd Prize. Prize. 1. Quoits . ... ... 60s 30s A third Prize of 10s will also be given. 2. Open Handicap Hurdle Race, 440 yards, 6 hurdles. Men ... 60s 30s 3. Open Handicap Hurdle Race, 440 yards. Boys not over 16 ... 20s 10s 4. Pipe Music—Pibrochs and Marches ... ... 80s 30s 5. 100 Yards Flat Race. Open ... ... 40s 20s 6. Running High Jump. Men 30s 15s 7. Running High Jump. Boys 10s 5s 8. Highland Reel, in Highland costume ... 60s 30s 9. Grand Handicap Flat Race of 200 yards, 300 yards, and 400 yards ... 120 s 80s 200 yards heat to be run after Highland Reel. A third prize of 40s will also be given. 10. Tossing the Caber ... 4('s 20s 11. Standing High Jump 3 ; .V-» 15s 12. Pipe Music Reels and Strathspeys ... B's 30s 13. Grand Handicap, 300 yards heat 14. Sword Dance or Ghillie Callum ... ... 60s 30s 15. Pole Vaulting 40s 15s 16. Half-Mile Handicap Flat Race 60s 30s 17. Irish Jig 60s 30s 18. Patting the Stone ... 40s 20s 19. Irish Reel ... ... 60s 30s 20. Grand Handicap, 400 yards heat 21. Throwing the Hammer 40s 20s 22. Best-Dressed Highlander 60s 30s 23. Highland Fling ... 60s 30s 24 Open Handicap Flat Race. One Mile 40s 30s A Third Prize of 20s will also be given 25. Handicap Consolation Race of 200 yards ... 40s 20s Nominations for all Handicap Races must be in the Secretary’s hands by five' o’clock of the 13th December; Ashburton postmarks of that day being also taken. Acceptances must be lodged by five o’clock of Friday, the 23rd, with the same postmark understanding. Nomination fee for all Handicaps, 2s 6d; acceptance fee, 2s 6d for all except the Grand Handicap Flat Races, the acceptance fee for which is ss, and neither nomination nor acceptances will be taken without payment of the fees. Entrance money for all other events, 5 per cent, of the first prize. Admission to the Grounds, ONE SHILLING. Sports to commence at Ten o’clock a.m. promptly. J. MacLEAN DUNN, 131 d Secretary.

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 6, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 509, 15 December 1881

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 6 Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 509, 15 December 1881

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