Public flotice THE \ NNUAL mEA. TITEETaNG OF THB ASHBURTON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ODDFELLOWS' HAIL TUESDAY, 14fh MAY. 642 CIRCULATING LIBRARY VT7ILL be opened shortly, containing YV upwards of 1000 VOLUMES By Standard and Popular Authors, SPECIALLY SELECTED AND IMPORTED for the above Further particulars m future advertis* ment, F. M. JONES, 4 130 m ASHBURTON RACING CLUB. AUTUMN~MEETING May 9th and 10th, 1889.
A OOEPTANOES AND ENTRIES,, ,XJI. mußt be mt.de to the Seoretary,' Commercial Hotel, Aahburton, by NINE o'clock on MONDAY evening May 6th, as under : —
HURDLK RACE HANDICAP, aooepj tance, 1 soy. WAKANUI STAKES HANDICAP, acceptance, 10s ASHBUiiTON AUTUMN HANDICAP, acceptance, 1J- aovs, NOVEL RACE, Half-a-Mlle, weight, Bst entry 10s DISTRICT WELTER HANDICAP, acceptance, 10j FLYING HANDICAP, acceptance, 10i It will be Been that post entries are not to be taken for any event at this meeting, 5 34 G. BISSET, Seoretary NEW ZEALAND RAILWAYS. ASBBURTON RACES, MAY 9th AND 10tH.
ON the 9th Inst the train doe to leave Ohrlstohuroh at 1.15 p.m. and Ashburton at 4.45 p.m. for Timaru, will run One hour later |than timetable times and will take up psssengen at tbe Ashburton Saleyards Siding at 5.25 p no. The train from Ashburton to Mount Someri will ion 10 minutes later than timetable times.
SATURDAY RETURN TICKETS to Asbburton will be lsaued at Oarlstohnrob, Timaru, and intermediate statlous on Oth aad 10th May, and will be available for return till 11th inst.
Trains will set down and take op passengers at the Ashburton Saleyards Siding (opposite to the Rioeoourse) on 9 h and 10th. Passengers from Sooth of Ashburton must renook there to the Saleyirds Stdlng ; m other eaiei Aihbor* ton tloketi will ba available.
Fares : Ashburton to Saleyardi Siding and back, First Class 6d ; Seoond, 4i ; tloketi available on d«y of Issue only. 8J26 BY ORDER.
TO-NIGHT The Rink will be open as usoal CH^LMTfONSHrP Professional and Amateur Championships Those wishing to enter mutt give In their names on ob before Wednesday, May Bth Morning Sessions (Ladieß only) 10 to 12, Admission Free ; Skates, 6d. Afternoon, 2.30 to 4.30. Evening, 7-30 to 10. 3*76 R.IsLSTQN, Man »ger Mount Somers Jjime, ANALYSIS BY~GK)VERNMENT ANALYIbT, Carbonate of Lime , 95.97 Oarbonate of Magnesia 2 64 Iron Oxide ... Traces Alumtnla , 21 Seliolous Matter 1.29 W«ter ai 100 00 A very Pure Limestone, (Signed) W. Sm.
TESTIMONIALS. To MR E. F. Weight, Mount Somers. Canterbury, Dear Sir,— ln reply to yours, re lime, I hwe only used a little, bat the result hsa been good. I limed 6 sores lust year for barley, that I sowed before without lime. I had to feed off with sheep. What I limed was a good crop, and I oonalder paid for the lime, and the grata ia bo mnoh better, yon oan see to an Inch where I put It. One of my neighbour! had 50 bushels where he limed, and what was not limed was hardly worth oattlng. Two or three tons I think iasnffiolent, but some pot more. Any Information yon may reqalre I shall be pleased to give. — 1 remaln } Dear Sir, Yours Truly, Godfrey Foster. Mount Somers, ! March 12th, 1889. E. F. Weight, Esq., Dear Sir, — In reply to your enquiries re lime, on a piece of land m oats thin season, I spread 25 cwt to the aero. The difference was very marked. I eßtlmate the increase at 10 bushels per aoro, and expect a substantial inoreaao on portion limed for Beveral years. 1 also limed a sfciip In a paddock sown with turnips, with about the same quantity of lime par tore, and the difference is even more marked than m the pteoe sown with oats* —Tours Faithfully, John Hoed
Mount Bomers, April 29th, 1889; To B. F. Weight, Esq Bib;— Tho land which I planted with potatoes the Reason before last, and from whioh I did not dig as many potatoes as I put Into it, was this season planted again with potatoes, after liming it m tho spring, and. the result was that I got at tho rate of four tons to the aore of large and arm potatoes, which; when oooked, are like balls of flour, while at the same time the lime has killed all the sorrel.— John Mubkay,
Sprlngburn, May Ist, 1889, To B. F. Wright, Esq, Sir,— la ™ply to yours of the 28th I have used your lime on Ie» land and land tot tarnlpa and the result Is so satisfactory m both oases I will use your lime largely this year. Yaurs Truly, A. M. MqFarlane.
Fall partloalara as to prloe at Kilns also at Railway Stations will be advertised shortly. X, F. WRIGHT, 6 1$ l»MHl,
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