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Guabdian Office, Friday Evening. - Messrs SaUnders Bros, report the folf lowine sale* of wheat in London : Lx City of Quebec, 48s per 4961b5; ex Arethusa, 60s; ex Lorraine, 51s, 61s 6d, and 525.'

: ■ commercial report. POB WEEK ENDING NOVBMBBB 12th, 1879. . (From our Christchurch Correspondent.) As we are in the very thick of festivities TOUr readers will hardly find time to think . ' of or much less read reports commercial. ' " The grand event of the year, viz., the Agricultural and Pastoral Association s «how is the all absorbing topic of conversation. A glorious day (and thanks to a welcome shower last evening) an entire , absence of dust-all tended to make the show an unqualified success. The exhibits, taken as a whole, must have astoifisKed and pleased the numerous visitors from both north and south of C Tconsider the display of implements alike creditable to the different local manufacturers, also the different firms who - are interested in supplying the wants of thepfiblic.- , Arch**"?** very largo numbers were on the ground during the day there were Very generalcomplaints amongst thepropriitors of booths, stalls, and purveyors generally respecting the very limited trade doing. , , , „ . The Governor and party drove onto / the ground during the afternoon, and appeared to take considerable interest in the the past week a considerable amount of business of a speculative character has been done in anticipation of the ' revised tariff I understand the Committee appointed have received nearly all the reports expected from different parts of the colony, and will be prepared to submit their views for the consideration of the Government during the week. Some few lines of wheat have changed owners at a slight advance upon last week’s rates, and I hear of two or three of our smaller flour mills are shut down pending the advent of the new crop, having a fair stock of flour on hand. Oats have experienced a further decline in out must now, we think, remain stationary, at any rate for the next six weeks, or two months: Growers are bringing forward potatoes now more freely; I fear them market is past, as I know of several orders cancelled, owing to the difficulty in inducing holders to part at a fair price. I would hot be surprised to find the place flooded with the imported potatoes, and our own produce, without buyers at thing like recent extreme rates. The . , demand for seeds of all descriptions has almost ceased, large stocks of which must be held over till next season, or shipped south for sale at considerable loss. Quotations. — Wheat, per bushel, prime , mhi;™ 4s lOd to 5s ; chick wheat, 3s 9d to 4s, wanted ; oats, feed, 2s 2d to 2s 3d, market quiet; ditto, milling, 2a 3d to 2s Bd, local demand only; rye com, 4s 9d, wanted; barley, feed, 2s 6d to 3s, no sale ; ditto, malting, very little offering, 6s 3d to 5s 9d for good ; maize, 4s 4d to 4a 6d ; peas,feed purposes only, 4s 3d; beans, feed purposes only, 4s 6d to 4a 9d ; rye grass, good, 4s 6d, inferior, no sale; flour, per ton, best brands, £l3, for sacks, small bags, £l3 10s : ' sharps, £5 10s; bran, £4 10s ; potatoes; per ton, £5 10s for sound Derwent, for seed purposes, .. ,£S 10s ; onions, per ton, none; hides - and. tallow are very firm at last quota- ’ turns.' . -

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 22, 15 November 1879

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