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EAST STREET HORSE MARKET.

WILLIAMS AND BLAND.

Williams and Bland report having held their weekly sale of horses on Saturday, 31st August. There was a very attendanoe of farmers and others. The prices ruling for good sorts were muoh the sams as last week. We could neve so.d a few good geldings, bu* only one oanie forward. Oar entry consisted of 21 hoi"B68, of wbioh we sold 11." On account of Mr P. Martin, of Oamaru, we sold a team of three, five, and six year old mares, medium size, with good bone and plenty of hair, at £21 eaoh ; also a five year old mare, m foal to Sir William Wallace, £18 ; on account of Mr John Shaw, Timaru, a bi'x year old roan mare Blossom, by Time of Day, m foal to King of the Silisburys, £26 10s; a five year old mare Pride, by Strathmore, m foal to Holdon Watty, £28. These are two very fine mares, and if we are not mistaken will be heard of m the Bhow ring this year. On aooount of Mr John Brown a ohestnut gelding, three years, £16 ; on aocount of other vendors inferior draughts £3 5s to £5 ; we had some fair haoks m, but there was no demand for them ; ohestnut -gelding, six years, £7.

Implements— Tip draye, £3 10s, £2 ; farm dray, £5 ss; S.F. plough, £1 10s; D.F. plough, £9 ; harness, fair rates; lady's saddle, £i 103.

Pbowjoe— Seed oata, 2a lOd to 8s per bnshel ; feed oata, 2s 8d to 2s lOd ; oat straw ohßff, £2 per too, bags extra ; seconds wheat, 2s 6d to 2s 9d per bushel ; rye grass, farmers' lots, 2a lOd, 3s 4d, and 3s 5d per buahel ; carrots, 3s, bags extra ; bran, 5s to 5s 6d ; Derwent potatoes, looal, 8s per bag ; Oamara seed, £5 5s per ton ; kidneys, 10a per bag ; early rose, Id to 2d per lb ; mutton, 2d per Ib. Poultry — Daoks, 3s 6d per pair j geese, 6s per pair ; fowls, Is 8d to 2s per pair. Furniture at fair rates.

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EAST STREET HORSE MARKET. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2216, 3 September 1889

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