' i"M AND INVBBTMBNT SOOIBrY. ! - DVAUCEB of £25 and upwards made A on Freehold ProperUflfl, repayable by Montkly, Quarterly, or Half-yearly instalments. Legal and other Charges on a moat moderate boal-*. DEPOSITS received at the following 4i per cent « 3 months ... B f \ 11 6 months ... H(( „ Over 6 montha ... o , AU ir*ormation on application to ed w abd Stephens, Manager Offioe Tancred atr et. T tf^ p|UNOAN AbIOADE, ASHBUBTON. Licensed to prepare Transfers MortsaMS, Leases and every othe. other SScription of Docnmentß under "The L»na Transfer Act." Loans negotiated. AuetraUao Mutual ProTident Society, the Largest Life Imut.noe Society m the British U-mpire. its nnparall«led aaccees being the wondar ot the worWl Anyone wBo has hitherto neglMUd. thU duty of life should Interview me at once. DUNOANf The Victoria Insurance Company LIMITED. FIRE. MARINE, AND FIDELITY 1 GU A BAN TEE. Established 1849. CAPITAL ... ~... £1,000,900. Stack and Thresher Bisks aooepted at Lowest Current Bates. jTc. dunoan, Agent for Ashburton and Dlfltrlot 3t__ Sporting ASHBURTOI JAM (IE President— E. G. Wright. Vice-Presi-dent— John Grigg. Judge— Matthew StiU. Stewards— CW. Purnell, W. B. Denshire, Hugo Fricdlaflder, 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 Hewaon. Handi- ; capper— G. Cutts- Starter— D. Thomas. AUTUMN~MEETING. THURSDAY "and FRIDAY, MAY 9th and 10th, 1889. PEOGEAMME. FIRST DAT. Handicap Hurdle Race, of 40 soys *, second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. Two miles, over eight flights of hmdles 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. Ashburton Autumn Handicap, of 60 soys ; second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. One mile and a half. Nomination, 1% soys ; acceptance, i# sovsJ 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. S 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 j second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. District horses only. One mile and a half, over six flights of hurdles about 3ft 6in high. Nomination, I soy ; acceptance. 105. Disposal Stakes, of 30 sovb. The winner to be sold by auction immediatcl after the race, the whole of the proceeds $go to the funds of the Club. Weight Bst, any overweight to be declared. Three quarters of a mile. Entrance, ioe. Grand Stand Handicap, of 50 soys ; second horse 10 receive 5 > ovs from the stake. One mile and a quarter. Nomination, l% soys ; acceptance, I soy. 4: Handicap Time Trot, of 20 soys. District h rses only. Weight lost. Three miles. Nomination, ios ; accept" ance, ios. 5. Open Welter Handicap, of 35 sovsj second horse to receive 5 soys from the stake. The winner of the Grand Stand Handicap to carry 7lbs penalty. One mile. Nomination, 1 soy; acceptance, I soy. Harvest Handicap, of 25 soys ; second hors: to receive S soys from the stake. District horses only. Three quarters of a mile. Nomination, 15s ; acceptance, 10.-. 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, and objections arising out of the racing shall be decided by the Stewards cr whom they may appoint, tfheir decision on all points connected with the carrying out of this programme shall be final. _ A district horse shall mean any horse tha bat been commonly resident m the distric between the rivers Selwyn and Opihi, fiom February nth, 1889, and up to the date of the forthcoming meeting, and owned by a person who has resided m the said distrct during the ame period. Five per cent will re deducted from the gross of a!i moneys payable m accordance with this programme for the expenoes of the conrse. AU nomination and acceptance fees to go to the fun bofl he 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 the Secretary not later than 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 1889 WEIGHT-S. Handicaps for the first day's Races and Trotting Race, will be published on or ab->ut May 3»d. Handicaps ior the second day's Races will be published at 7 o'clock on the evening of the first day's racing. ACCEPTANCES AND ENTRIES. Accept ances for the first day's Handicap and tntries for the Novel Race, must be m the hands of the Secretary not later than 9 p.m. on Monday, Mny 6th, 1889 > acceptances for the second day's Handicaps and Entries for he Disposal Stakes, not later than 10 o'clock a. the evening of the first day's racing. G. EJSSET Secretary
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