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On and utter to-morrow the Longbeach coach will leave Ashbuvton at five p.iii. instead of 4.1.") p.m. ay hitherto. In the " Gazette" of ScptemJ>er 2.">, will l;e foiui'.l the refutations for netting U'out m the Lakes m the Canterbury Awlimatisntion District. The season extcmls from Nov. 1 to March 31. Trout of leas than three pounds m weight must be returned to the water as soon as they arc taken. The liociif c fee is £1. A breach of the regulations renders any person liable to a penalty of not less than £1 or more than £50. I'he same issue Contains the regulations for trout fishing m the Canterbury, Waitaki and Waimate Acclimatisation District. A valedictory tea and sacred concert will be held m the Ashburton Salvation Army Barracks to-morrow evening, the occasion being a farewell to the Rev. J. lioothroyd, of the Primitive Methodist Church. Mr Uoolhroyd, during his residence m Ashbnrton has made a wiile circle of friends anil acquaintances, and there Mill doubtless be a good number at the farewell gathering, the particulars of which will be found m our advertising columns. The Committee of the Tinwajd Racing Club have decided upon the program trie for the annual race meeting to be held on New Year's Day, from which it *vill be seen the stakes have been risen to £200. t The follow - ing is the list of events -.—Handicap Hurdles of 20 soys 14 miles, A 1 aid en Plate of 15 soys 1 mile, Tinwald Cup of 45 soys 1^ miles, Tinwald Trot of 25 sov3 about 3 miles, Welter Handicap of 25 soys 1 mile, Novel Race of 20 soys % mile, Flying Handicap of 25 eovs 3 mile, Consolation Handicap of 15 soys {£ mile, Hurry Scurry of 30 soys A correspondent writing to a Sydney contemporary m reference to the Peak Hill goldtield says :—" Just returned from Peak Hill. There are over 2000 people on the field, but nothing at all to warrant the exaggerated reports which have appeared m a seccion of the Press. Certainly one claim has 7ft of■ rich looking washdirt at .a depth of 130 ft, but this is the only claim so far which has struck payable gold m deep sinking. I would strongly advise anyone m tending to visit Peak Hill to wait two or three weeks, when some adjoining claims which are now down 48ft will prove the field. If two or three shafts are as successful aa the prospectors' claim, there will be a great rush there. To-day several coach loads of miners both via Duhbo and Molong, arrived at the Peak. The crowds which throng the streets at night time reminds one of the palmy days of (jitlgong."

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2531, 30 September 1890

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2531, 30 September 1890