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Skin and Wool Sales, ♦ • There was an exceptionally large entry of skin and fat at the yards of the various auctioneers to-day, the entry of wool being limited. The attendance of buyers was representative,and keen competition ensued. As a result there was a decided rise in prices on the rates rating at lasfc sale. The following are prices :- Skins—Merino 13 7d, 2s, 2s 2d, 2s 7d 2s Bd, 2s 9d, 2s lOd, 3s 3s Id 33 lid, 4s 2d,4s Bd, 5s 3d, to 5s sd. Hoegets—2s 2s Id, 2s 6d, 2s 7d, 23 Bd, 3s 3s 3d, 33 6d. 3s 7d, 3a lOd. Lambs—ls 7d, 2s 6rt, to 3s Id, black skin 2s Id, crossbreds— Is lid, 2s 2d,2s 6d,2s 7d, 2s Bd, 2e9d2s lid 3s 3s 4d, 3s sd, 3s lid, 4s 3d, 4s 6d, 7s 3d to 8s 9d, halfbreds—ls 6d, Is 9d 2p 2s 5d ; 2s 7d, 2s lOd, 3s, 3s 2d, 3s 3d, 3a Bd, 3s lid, 4s Bd, ss, 5s Id, 5s 4d, 8s to 8s Id; pelts sd, 7d, 9d, up to Is 3d. Fat—Rough ljjd, lid per lb; rendered Id to lsd. Wool—Crutchings 3fd, 4sd, 5-} d, to sfd for baled lines, all at per lb; dead wool 6-Jd to 7d per lb ; pieces 3sd to 5f d per lb; fleece wool and pieces (mixed) 6£d per lb. Hides—6s, Bs, 9s 6d, 13s, 14a 6d, 15s, 18a. - Horse hair— B£d per lb.

PEBSONAL—The friends of Mrs D. Butterick, of Wakanui, will regret to hear of her serious indisposition, County Council — The next monthly meeting of the Ashburton Connty Council will be held on Friday next, commencing at the usual hour. The Horse Market.—As the average farmer now-a-days takes a pardonable pride in keeping horses of the very best breed and stamina on his farm, this class of horse is at the present time coming into keener demand. Generally speaking while the horse market, not only in Ashburton, bnfc right throughout the colony, has been somewhat disappointing during the past year, viewed from a breeder's standpoint, horses of the class above indicatod have invariably met with ready sale at fair prices, although probably not at full values. At the last fair conducted by Mr D. Thomas, however, the market was decidedly more animated for all classes of horses as was evidenced by the large number of sales that wera effected out of the exceptionally large entry of 150 head of mixed breeds of animal?. The improved tone of the market was especially noticeable in young draught sorts of good quality, bone and hair. The "Press" Wellington correspondent states that changes are impending in connection with the "New Zealand Times" dircctcrxto. It is understood thero is a likelihood that both Or Findlay and Dr Chappie may becomn directors. At pref ent Mr Robert Bannister is acting as managing director, and he has associated with him It Collins and Mr Wardell. It is not improbable that litigation will ensue as the result of the suspension of a prominent member of the staff, Since being placed on the New Zealand market the Royal Standard Pills have been in great demand. The Pills may now be obtained from all chemists and grocers in Ashburton 3 0 Rheumatism is one of the most painful disease?. Many are bent and physically dipsbied by the torture and suffering inflicted hy this dreadful scourge. The disease may settle in tho large musc!e3 of the back, neck, or thigh; in the joints of ton arms or leg.*; or the pains may dart from one muscle to another. The pains may be constant or occasional, but all are produced by too sumo cause—excess of uric arid in the blood. EHEUMO is the best, the only euro for rheumatic pains. It Doijh'i,VueL! and, drives out the poisonous seid, relieves tr>e pain, removes the swelling, and effects a speedy and permanent eu>u. A trial will satisfy you of its merits. Sold by nil chemists apd stores at 2s 6d and 4p Gd a. b-jttle. 3

Notice to Insurers. ME G. If. BUCHANAN, Solicitor, Burnett Street, Ashburton, has been appointed District Agent for the National Fire and Marine Insurance Co. of N.Z., vice Mr Chas. Braddell, deceased. ' W. M. JOYNT, 3 388 Manager, Canterbury Branch. WANTED— Buyers for our new Bed Bteads, just arrived. Beautiful deaigns, and from 15 to 20 per cent cheaper than usual. Undrili. & Co., FurnishersTanered Street.

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6558, 1 May 1905

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Page 3 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6558, 1 May 1905

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