Ashburton Guardian Office, Wednesday afternoon. Auction Saies— Messrs. J. E. Buchanan and Co. report having sold the stock, implements, &c., on Mr. Jas. Ward’s farm at Waterton on Tuesday. The sale was •well attended, and the bidding throughout very spirited* owing to the superior quality of the various lines submitted by the auctioneers. The following prices were realised :—M'Cormack reaper and binder, L2B; other farming implements at fair rates. Double-seated buggy, L 24. Pigs ■were in demand, and were quitted at extreme rates. Milch cows from L6to L 7, calves up to 315., heifers at L3l2s. 6d., steers at 475. Horses : Draught stock from Ll 7 to L2B ; foals, Lll to L 24 10s., the latter being a prize taker at the Tinwald Show. The crop was also sold, the oats realising Is. 3d. per bushel, barley 2s. 3d., and the wheat, a blighted sample, only brought 2s. Yesterday afternoon Messrs. Edmiston Bros, and Gundry, per Mr. T. Bullock, sold a line of about 70,000 feet of totara timber of useful dimensions, at from 10s. to 12s. 6d. per 100 feet. The speculation must be far from a profitable one for the consignors.
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