Ashburton Guardian Office. Saturday afternoon,
Messrs. Matson and Co. report as follows on he business done at their sale on Friday, at their new premises. West street, Ashburton ; Properties —An unimproved section in Tinwald brought Li 6; sections at the Smithfield township near the cattle market brought as follows: —L 25, Ll2 10s, 4at Ll2 ; 1 at LS xos ; l at L 5 Js ; and ten others at from L 4 ias 6d to L 4 15s. A town section in Peters street fetched L 53, and 150 at the Hinds brought Li los per acre, and another lot of sixty acres fetched the same figure; both were unimproved. Several other lots of town and country land were unsold at the sale, but will be disposed of to better advantage probably. Horses— Light drafts, Ll 4 ss. to L 25 ; heavy, LlB, Lao, L 26, L3l to L 36; hacks, L 6 to Lis ;, outsiders* L 3 to L 7 10s. Harness, waggon f &c., at fair prices. Owing to the lateness o l the hour, several lots of implements and sundries had to beheld until a more favorable opportunity.
Dunedin, Oct. 15.
Prime beef, 22s 6d per 100 lbs; mutton, to 2d per lb; good sample milling wheat, 4s. 4d. to 4s yd. ; fowl’s wheat, 2s. 6d. to 35.; feed oats, is. 6d. ; milling is. yd. to is. Bd. ; malt barley, 2s. pd. to 3s. 4d.; feed, is. 6d. to 2s. 6d. ; potatoes, 1.2 ; grass hay, L2 10s. ; oaten hay, L 3 ; medium wheat, 3s. pd. to 45.; straw, Li ; bran, L 3 10s. ; pollard, L 4 ios. ; flour, Lio 10s. to Li 1; oatmeal, Lp ios.; pearl barley, L 1 8; onions, Bs. ; cheese, 4d. to sd. bacon, rolled, Bd.; hams, sides bacon, to B}£d. per lb. (grain fed) ; chaff, L2 15s.
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