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The pigeon shooting match at, Hunt's paddock on Thursday was well attended, and the entries were fairly numerous. The shooting was an improvement m some sweeps on previous meetings. In the first sweep—the Ashburton Handicap—lst,prize £12, second £6, there were eleven entries, —Mr R. J. Whittle, jun., with a handicap of 22 yards against 28, the highest, was the only shot who killed all his seven birds, the next to him being Mr C Williams, 28 yards, six birds. Four shots got five birds each, and the remainder less^and all the way down to nothing. In the second sweep, Messrs C. Williams, R. J. Whittle, ( sen.,. and W. Hurcombe divided at four birds each out oi five, with eight entries. In the third sweep, nine entries, Mr J. Quane killed all his five birds, and won first stake of £4 3s 6d with "Ley"and Mr J. Thompson at four birds each dividing the remaining prize money—£l 18s Gd each. The Scarcity of birds reduced the fourth sweep \o four birds each, m which "Ley "and MesSrs: Quane and the two Whittle's were all fatal at four each, and there not being enough birds the ties have yet to be shot off. There were eight entries.

MISS ESSIE LACK, OF TIMAJRU, HAS Commenced Tuition of Piano and Singing m Ashburtori. Miss Lack will receive pupilsat Masonic Cottage, William street, from eleven a.m. till nine p.m. on MONDAYS, and from nine a.m. till twelve noon onTUESDAYS. For information regarding terms, &c, apply at H. M. Jones' Music Warehouse r at Masonic Cottage. 108 2 MISS BARRATT'S SCHOOL, Cameron Street, West, WILL Re-open on MONDAY, 15th inst. Snbjects taught: English, Music, Singing, Drawing. Cameron Street, Bth September, 1890. 9 31 FUNERAL NOTICE. rpHE Friends of Mr James Smith, _L butcher, Alford Forest Road, are respectfully informed that the funeral of his late beloved wife, Jane, will move from his residence on SUNDAY, September 14th, at two o'clock, p.m.,for the Ashburton Cemetery. BAKER BROS., 9 Tl Undertaken. ■ We SPARROW TAILOE AND MEN'S MERC E R. EAST STREET. NOTICE.— Anyone , found Trespassing .. m pursuit, of game or ptherwise on die Riversdale Estate on and after this date will be prosecuted. J. R. WILLIAMS. Riversdale, 24th May 76

mREES. TREES.—For UtAe twelve JL fourteen thousand one and two" year-old Macrocarpa-; finest plants m the district. Come and see for yourselves. Also five or six thousand Pinua Insignis, one and two years old, and all sorts of early Potatoes and all sorts of Cabbage Plants, Gooseberries, Currants, aiid Rhubarb. Apply MATTHEW ROONEY, • Burnett Street East, Aahburton.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2517, 13 September 1890

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2517, 13 September 1890

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