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, Ashburton Guardian Office, Monday afternoon. Mr T. Bullock reports for week ending 23rd inst.:—Properties—during the week, I sold 5 sections, each J acre, in the suburban district of Hampstead, for L 95 the lot, cash ; and on account of Mr John Colwell; T.S. 535, Tinwald, with a tworoomed cottage thereon for L 75. There is still an inquiry for first-class farms of from 200 to 300 aoreSj but the difference . between the price asked by sellers and those wishing to purchase, prevents Sales at present being affected. At the Bazaar, on Saturday, horses that were entered were not brought forward on account of the inclemency of the weather, to the • disappointment of intending purchasers. I have inquiry for a few good draught horses, suitable for breaking up. At the rooms I sold 250 bushels oats, inferior quality, at from Is llfd to 2s Id per per bushel; 5 tons potatoes at L2 10a per , ton. Fruit and forest trees, shrubs, etc., at satisfactory prices. Mr Alfred Harrison reports for week ending July 23, as follows :—On Thursday, July 21,1 held a sale by order of the Bailiff, Matson, Cox and Co., v. Pearce: 1 draught g&lding, Ll 7 ; 1 bay mare, L 9 ; spring Cart, L1410s; dray, L 6 10s ; D.F. . plough, Ll 3 10s ; S.F. plough, L2 2s 6d, and Id. 15s, and L2 10s. Harness and sundries Sold well A large quantity of chicory brought very little cash, one or two bidders being quite unopposed. On Saturday, July 23rd, I held my weekly ,sale; the weather was very bad, however, the attendance was pretty fair, and nearly every line was cleared; 3 hacks and 1 draught were placed at fair prices. Implements were held over until next sale. Fowls—2s 6d per pair ; ducks, 3s 4d per pair. A small lot of suckers sold well. Produce—Potatoes, L2 to L 3 5s per ton. ' Barley, Is 6d per bushel; chick wheat. Is 6d to 2s per bushel; oats, Is 9d to 2s per bushel; onions, IJd per lb ; flour, 18s pet 2001bs. A quantity of trees sold fairly well Tea, really first quality, 21s Er 121 b box; pork, 2|d to 3d per lb ; ms, 7Jd per lb; bacon, sjd per lb; cheese, 4d per lb. A quantity of sundries were also disposed of, and considering the weather, a good sale was perpetrated. Mr Joseph Iress reports having held his usual weekly sale on Saturday last. The wet boisterous waather which prevaised during the week had the effect of keeping back many of the entries made prior to the sale, and, under the circumstances, perhaps farmers acted wisely in not bringing their live stock and produce forward. Although-the weather of Saturday was very wet, the attendance at the mart was by no means small, as the auction room was crowded throughout the day. The entries in the way of pigs and poultry were meagre. Ducks realised from 3a 9d to 4s per pair. A sow and litter were withdrawn, in consequence of the bidding not coming up to the owner’s reserve. A large assortment of stationery and fancy goods—a bankruptcy estate — sold at fair prices, many of the lines meeting with spirited bidding. A large quantity of furniture was placed at very satisfactory prices. Horses—A number were entered, but owners failed to bring them in, owing to tho wretched state of the weather. Cheese—Some really fineflavored Peninsula cheese was reluctantly knocked down at Sid. Boxes ot tea . sold at from 16s 6d to 17a 6d ; harrows, L 4 5s ; potatoes, 4s per bag; onions, |d. Property—The equity of redemption in mortgages of three cottages was offered, and although the terms were of an easy and tempting character, persons could not bo induced to make an offer, and consequently the property had to be withdrawn. Although selling was continued without intermission till late in the afternoon, a large number of lines were

obliged to be held over. The continuation of the sale of the stationery in the bankruptcy estate will be held on Wednesday next, when other goods—in the way of furniture and fruit trees, • &c.—will be offered.

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COMMERCIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 404, 25 July 1881

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COMMERCIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 404, 25 July 1881

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