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Sporting, Athletics, &c. 2. Hurdle Eace, 2 miles ; not less than list ; over eight flights of hurdles, 3ft 6in. high. First prize, £10; second prize, —. To commence at 12 noon. 3. Methven Cup, 1£ miles ; not less than lOst. First prize, £lO 10s; second prize, 4 Trotting Eace (handicap); 3 miles; not less than list. Nomination, 5s ; acceptance, ss. First prize, £lolos ; second prize, —. RULES. 1. Subscribers to the funds of 10s can enter for other 10s. 2. Nos. 1 and 4 open to the county; Nos. 2 and 3 confined to the district. 3. No horse permitted to compete for Nos. 2 and 3 that has won over £5 6s of public money. 4. All horses must be owned in the district three months prior to the races. 5. Any horse breaking in the trotting ! match must pull up immediately and turn. 6. Nominations close on 24th December, acceptances 3lst December, and handicaps will be published on 27th December. 7i No protest will be entertained unless 10 per cent, of first prize be deposited with the Secretary, which will be forfeited if, in the opinion of the Committee, it proves frivolous. 8. Entries for Nos. 2 and 3 to be made with the Secretary on or before 31st December ; any entries after that date, 10s extra. 9. District : Old Eakaia Road Board district, along Thompson’s Track to Spread Eagle, and north of Boyer’s Station. ATHLETIC EVENTS. Open to the County. Ist prize 2nd No.; £ s. £s. 1. 100 Yards Men’s Eace ... 2 o—l 0 2. Hop, Step, and Jump ... 1 o—o 10 3. 200 Yards Men’s Race ... 2 o—l 0 4. Putting Stone (161bs) ... 1 o—o 10 5. Dancing Highland Fling 2 o—l0 —1 0 6. Quarter Mile Flat Race.. 3 o—l 10 7. Vaulting with Pole ... 1 o—o 10 8. Running High Jump ... 1 10—0 15 9. Tossing Caber ... ... 1 o—o 10 10. One Mile Flat Race ... 3 o—l 10 11. throwing the Hammer (161bs) 1 o—o 10 12. Irish Jig 2 o—l 0 13. Quarter Mile Hurdle Race 3 o—l 10 14. Standing High Jump ... 1 o—o 10 15. District Handicap, 220 Yards Cup—l 10 16. Three-legged Race ... 1 o—o 10 17. Sack Race 0 10—0 5 RULES. 1. Entrance money, 7$ per cent, on amount of first prize. 2. .Three to start or no race. 3. In all events the decision of the Committee to be final. 4 Entries to be made on the ground. G. HEMINGWAY, 365 d > Hon. Secretary.

SPORTS & RACES, TO BE HELD ON MONDAY, JAN. 2, 1882. HORSE EVENTS. Hurdle Race Flat Race Trotting Race. Fori all untrained horses, the property of residents in the Wakanui Road Board District three months before the day of entry. 1 ; ATHLETIC SPORTS. Quarter Mile Handicap Hurdle Race Men's? One Mile Handicap Race Quoits ; distance, 21 yards Men’s: Half-Mile Handicap Race Marrifd Men’s 200 yards Handicap Race Men’s|loo yards Race Men’s) Standing High Jump Vaulting with Pole Throwing Hammer Beys’ Race, 100 yards, under 15 years of ago Running Long Jump Hop, Step, and Jump Singlei’Girl’s Race, 100 yards Married Women’ Race, 100 yards, handicap Sack Race, 100 yards Old Men’s Race, 200 yards Sack Race, 100 yards Boys’ Race, 100 yards, under 10 years of age The Wakanui Invention Race, 50 yards Backwards, 50 yards, on hands and feet 50 yards Forward. Entries to be made on the groundJ. BONIFANT, 355 d Hon. Sec.

HE PUBLIC TRUST OFFICE. GUARANTEED BY THE STATE. Although this office has been in exis tence. lor a period of more than seven years, 1 it is believed that the objects for ■which it was established are not sufficiently understood. It is desired to set forth in a concise form information respecting the business which this office undertakes 1. The charge of all kinds of money trusts, ! such as Marriage Settlements, moneyaj to be invested for the benefit of Minorsj moneys bequeathed for charitable moneys the title to which is in dispute or whose legal owner is unknown or cannot be found, &c., &c. 2. The administration of the wills o person® who by appointing the Public Trustee! as their executor secure the guarantee of the State for the due fulfilment of their wishes, and to avoid the i risk consequent on the appointment f private persons as executors, who not unfrequently, though earnestly desirous of acting for the benefit of parties interested, fail to carry out legally the objects for which they were appointed, and consequently involve themselves and those whose interests they are striving to protect in costly and harassing litigation. 3. The administration of all estates of which njo disposition has been made by will, whenever relatives do not wish to incur the responsibility of administration, or cannot from any cause obtain the necessary powers to act. In such cases it is the duty of the Public Trustee to discharge all legal debts so far as the assets extend, and divide the residue amongst the next of kin. i 4. The administration of the estates of lunatics, lunatic patients, and convicts. 1 6. The charge of all lands lying waste and unoccupied of which the owner is unknown, or who has been absent from the colony for ten years, having left nc known agent. The cost of administering estates is very small. Information, piay be obtained from all agents. i, 1 :• i 1 - R. 0. HAMERTON, 29a Public Trustee

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Page 1 Advertisements Column 6, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 518, 26 December 1881

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