NOTICE OF CHANGE. .Dr. J. H.TOWNEND, CONSULTING Physlolan, 183 Colombo Street (opposite Bank of New Zealand), Christchurch (Hon Vißltlng Physician, Christohuroh Hospital 10 years). Hours of Consultation from 12 until 2 p.m., aod from 730 until 9 p. mi, Sundays excepted. N.B — Consultation by letter. 3H6 lIMPORPANT REDUCTION IN PRICE* OF REID & GRAY'S Two and Three-farrow Ploughs. PLEASE NOTE that fr m date hereof our DOUBLE and TfcETtL FURROW PLOUGHS will he ONE POUND LESS than Catalogue Pricf b , and observe that RAILAGE 18 PArD BY US To any Btanon on the Hurunui-BlufE or mainline of railway ; or FREIGHT IS PAID BY US To any main pTt of New Zealand, as per Catalogne. REID AND GRAY were awarded FIRoT ORDER OF MBBIT AND 6.PECIAL MENTION by the Jurors at the recent Melbourne Exhibition j and at that of 1880---81, REID AND GRAY ntt only won the only Gold Medal for Double-furrow Ploushs awarded to New Zealand, but from amongst all the Ploughs m the Exhibition, from the leading English, American, and Colonial makere, their Plough so eTcitid the admiration oi the Jurors that it was singled out for si ecial Commendatory Reference m their offoial report, aa follows: — "In Plongna, there is one exhibit to whtah we wish to draw special attention, aa being the bet, and that iflth* Double Furrow of REID AND GRAY, . of Dunedin, New Zealand. In finish and construction it is far superior to any other,"— See Jurors' Report, page 125. REID AND GRAY. Dunedin, 18th March, 1839. REID AND GRAY ARE THE LARGEST MAKERS OF Iron Fencing Standards Which they cut and punch to any Bize and guage from the Best Quality Standard Iron. No inferior iron keptj Nett weight delivered, a charged. Get Quotations from Dunedin or any ot our Brancaae. a—— — — —sgg Sporting AIBITOI Mid OH President— E. G. Wright. Vice-Presi-dent— John Grigg. Judge— Matthew Stiff. Stewards— C. W. Purnell, W. B. Denshire, Hugo Friedlander, W. M. Lyttelton, E. G.Crisp, J. C. N. Grigg, T.Leahy, J. M. Tweed, D. Thomas. Treasurer— David Thomas. Clerk of Scales— O. Digby. Clerk of Course— A. Hewson, Handicapper— G. Cutts. Starter— D. Thomas. AUTUMN~MEETING. THURSDAY Ud FRIDAY, MAY 9th and 10th, 1889. PROGRAMME. FIRST DAY. Handicap Hurdle Race, of 40 soys; second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. Two miles, over eight flights of hurdles about 3ft 6in high. Nomination, I soy ; acceptance, 1 soy. 2. Wakanui Stakes Handicap, of 25 soys; second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. District horses only. One mile. Nomination, 15s ; acceptance, ios. 3. Ashburton Autumn Handicap, of 60 soys; second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. One mile and a half. Nomination, 1% soys ; acceptance, \y£ sovsJ 4. Novel Race, of 25 soys. The winner to be sold by auction immediately after the race, the whole of the proceeds to go to the funds of the Club. Weight, Bst, any overweight to be declared, Haifa mile. Entrance, ios. 5 District Welter Handicap, of 30 soys ; second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. District horses only. One mile and a half. Nomination, 1 soy ; acceptance, iOS,' 61 Flying Handicap, of 30 soys ; second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. Three-quarters of a mile. Nomination, I soy; acceptance, ios. SECOND DAY. County Hurdle Race Handicap, of ;30 soys ; second horse to receive 5 soys ' from the stake. District herses only. /' One mile and a half, over six flights of hurdles about 3ft 6in high. Nomination, 1 soy ; acceptance, ios. Disposal Stakes, of 30 soys. ( The winner to be sold by auction immediatel : afterthe race, the whole of the proceeds £go to the funds of Hie Club. Weight, Bst, any overweight to be declared. Three quarters of a mile. Entrance, ios. Grand Stand Handicap, of 50 soys ; second horse 10 receive s:ovsftomthe stake. One mile and a quarter. Nomination, 1% soys ; acceptance, 1 soy; ; 4. Handicap Time Trot, "of 20 soys. District arses only. Weight lost. Three miles. Nomination, 10s ; acceptance, 103. 5. Open Welter Handicap, of 35 soys; second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. The winter of the Grand Stand Handicap to carry 7lbs penalty. One ,raile. Nomination, 1 soy; acceptance, 1 soy. Harvest Handicap, 0f 25 soys; second horss to receive 5 soys from the stake. District horses only. Three quarters of a mile. Nomination, 15s; acceptance, IO 5 . RULES AND REGULATIONS. The meeting will be held under the Rules of Racing ; the Trotting Race under the Rules of the Canterbury Trotting Association. No entry will be received except on the condition that all claims, disputes, dnd objections arising out of the racing shall be decided by the Stewards cr whom they may appoint, Their decision on all points connected with the carrying out of this programme shall be final, A district horse shall mean any horse tha has been commonly resident m the distric between the rivers Selwynand Opihi, from February 41th, 1889, and up to lite djite'of the forthcoming meeting, and owned by- a person [ who has resided m the said di^tr.'ct during the * same period. Five per cent will fee deducted from the gross of aii moneys payable m accordance with this programme for the expenoes of the conrse. All nomination and acceptance fees to go to thenars of the Club. The Stewards reserve to themselves the right to add a Consolation Race to the programme. NOMINATIONS. . Nominations for all Handicaps, including the Trot ing Race, accompanied by fee, name, age, description, and performances of horse, and colors of the rider must be m the hands of ihe Secretary not later than 9 p.m, on Saturday, April 27, 1889;. WEIGHTS. Handicaps for the first day's Races and Trotting Race, will be published on or ab ut May 3id. • Handicaps for the second day's Races will be published at 7 o'clock on the evening of the first day's racing. ACCEPTANCES AND ENTRIES. Acceptances for the first day's Handicaps and hntries for the Novel Race, must be m the hands of the Secretary not later than 9 p.m. on Monday, May 6th, 1889 ; acceptances for the second day's Handicaps and Entries'-fbr the Disposal Stakes, not later than 10 o'clock >m the evening of the fi/stlday's racing. ICr.BISSET. >S«cKtwy,

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Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2113, 18 April 1889

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