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Prospectus. ment, and affords opportunities of commanding business not secured by companies devoted to either branch alone. The success which has attended Mutual Life Assurance Companies elsewhere has been most remarkable. As an instance, the Colonial Mutual Assurance Society of Melbourne may be quoted, which, during the first year, issued 457 policies, and at the end of the eighth year had 4,313 policies, with an annual income of L 164,450. Although power will be taken in the Articles of Association for the carrying on of this branch of the business, it is not intended to open the department until the Fire Business has been well established, and until the services of a thoroughly competent actuary have been secured. • The following reasons may be adduced from among many which might be urged to show the certainty that success will be j attendant on the Company’s operations: — 1. The Association will supply two acknowledged wants, viz. : —Fire Insurance conducted on principles epuitable to insurers, and local Life Assurance. 2. The nature of the business to be engaged in is ordinarily very profitable. 3. diversity of the Association’s ‘ Operations constituting a great ‘ „ source of strength. *4;- The Association combining the popularity of the co-operative principle together with the security to be derived from a widely diffused proprietary. The Memorandum and Articles of Association may be inspected at the office of the Solicitors. Applications for Shares, which shall be made on the prescribed form, must be lodged with the Secretary, the Brokers, or the Colonial Bank of New Zealand, at any of its branches. 200

Sporting. RACING CLUB. SPRING MEETING, To be held on the RACECOURSE, ASHBURTON, WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY, * November 22nd and 24th., Resident—Mr E. G. Wright, &H.R. ; vice-presidents—Messrs J. Grigg and W. C. Walker ; judge—Mr Matthew Stitt; stewards —Messrs 2. H. Dowding, H. T. Winter, W. Saunders, E. S. Coster, L. E. Corsbie, R. Friedlan- < Mer, and Dr Ross; treasurer—-Mr C. C. Foots ; handicappers—Messrs E. G. Griffiths and M. stitt; clerk of the course—Mr E. Saunders; clerk of the ' scales—Mr M. Friedlander ; starter— Mr J. L. Crawley. , . First race each day to start at 1 p.m. :: : FIRST DAY. 1. County Hurdle Race (Handicap) of 30 sovs ; over six flights of hurdles, abodt 3ft 6in high; nomination, 1 sov; acceptance, 1 sov. District horses only. miles. 2. Maiden Plate, of 40 sovs; weight tor age ; entrance, 3 sovs. miles. 3. Ashburton Cup (Handicap), of 125 sovs, added to a sweepstake of 5 sovs each for acceptors ; the second horse to receive 15 sovs from the stake ; nomination, 2 sovs; acceptance, 5 sovs. miles. 4 Ladies’ I*uese, of 30 sovs; welter weight for age; gentleman riders, who must be members of the A.R. C. ; entrance, 2 sovs. District horses only. !•£ miles. 5. Hack Race, of 10 sovs : post entry, 1 sov ; catch weights. | mile. - SECOND DAY. 1. Handicap Hurdle Race of 60 sovs; over eight flights of hurdles, about 3ft 6in high ; nomination, 2 sovs ; acceptance, 3 sovs. 2 miles. 2. Racing Club Handicap of 75 sovs, added to a sweepstake of 3 sovs each for acceptors, the second horse to receive 10 sovs from the stake; nomina- '■ " tion, 2 sovs ; acceptance, 4 sovs. 1£ miles. 3. County Plate (Handicap) of 30 sovs; nomination, 1 sov ; acceptance, 1 sov. District horses only. 1£ miles. 4. Flying Handicap of 50 sovs; nomination, 2 sovs ; acceptance, 2 sovs ; the winner of the Ashburton Cup to carry 7!b extra, and of the Ashburton Cup and Racing Club Handicap, 101 b extra. -|mile. • 5. Consolation Handicap of 20 sovs ; nomination, 1 sov ; acceptance, 1 aov. 1 mile. RULES AND REGULATIONS. 1. There must be three or more entries for each event or there will be no race.

2. No entry will be received except on ,the condition that all disputes, claims, and objections arising out of the racing shall be decided by the Stewards, or whom they may appoint ; their decision on all points connected with carrying out the above programme to be final. 3. Canterbury Jockey Club racing rules strictly adhered to. 4. A district horse shall mean any horse that has been commonly resident in the'Ashburton County previous to August Ist, 1882, and up to the date of the forthcoming meeting. and owned by a person who Has resided in the said County during the same period. 5. Qualification fee, £2 2s; members of the A.R.C. free. 6. All entries and nominations to bo accompanied by entrance fees, name and age of horse, and colors of rider, and in tU.t aatids of the Secretary, addressed to‘Quill’s Hotel, not later than 9 p.m. on WEDNESDAY, November Ist ; weights will be published on Monday, November 13th. i 7. Acceptances and sweeps to be paid to the Secretary not later tlia_i 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 16th. 8. Five per cent, will be deducted from the ‘ gross of all moneys payable, in aoj cordanoe with: this programme, for oxi pensea of the course. 1 - ' ' S. SAUNDERS, aul7 Secretary. Conveyances. TINWALD AND MOUNT SOMERS RAILWAY. MOUNT SOMERS AND ANAMA ROYAA MAIL COACH. Thjs Coach leaves Hood’s Hotel, Mount Somers, for Anama Railway Station, at 7.30a.m. and 5.35 p.m. every Tuesday arid Saturday; returning to Mount Somers on the arrival of each train. ! Parcels and Luggage punctually attended to. Single fares, ?s ; return, 3s. 4n JOHN HOOD. ILL! ARDS, BILLIARDS. John Beecher, OF THE : . CENTRAL HOTEL, Begs to inform the Billiard-playing public that he has now OPENED his fine BILLIARD-ROOM; where they will find one of Alcock’s celebrated Tables, and a Marker always “on the spot.” ! i Billiards, Pool, and Pyramids. .' : V JO HNBE EC H ER, ‘ Hotel, WakahOi Road, Ashburton. au 26

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 786, 6 November 1882

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume IV, Issue 786, 6 November 1882