Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.


Ashburton Guardian Office, Monday afternoon. Mr Alfred Harrison reports for week ending July 9, as follows : On Tuesday, July 5, 1 held a sale of furniture and effects for Mr Wm. Clarke, Burnett street, when a particularly heat {and well-cared for lot of goods were disposed of, the whole selling remarkably well. On Saturday, July 9, I held my weekly sale at my yards. 4 hacks were entered and 1 draught; the whole lot were sold to the satisfaction of those by whom they were yarded; also 1 cow. 26 pigs sold at prices a trifle above late values. Fowls brought 2s to 3s Id per pair; ducks, 4s 3d per pair; turkeys, 10s perpiair; rabbits. Is lOd per pair; haras, 8d per lb; bacon, 4d to 6£d; cheese, 4d to 4jd; potatoes, L2 to L 3 per ton; a good sample of medium size will bring the latter price, but too frequently all sizes are mixed, when it is difhcult to get even L2 per ton. If farmers would but understand this they would be large gainers. Wheat, seconds, Is 6d to 2s per bushel; barley, seconds, Is 6d to 2s per bushel; oats, 2s per bushel. A large quantity of sundries found a really good sale. Later in the afternoon I held a sale of canaries, parrots, finches, and other birds of beautiful plumage. The whole were disposed of, with the exception of two valuable parrots. A fair sale was concluded, the attendance being good throughout.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

COMMERCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 392, 11 July 1881

Word Count

COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 392, 11 July 1881

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.