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At the opening of tbecattle sale at Duvaucbelle Saleyards on Friday last, Mr R. Latter annouocfd that he was giving up auctioneering at the end of next roontb, as he bad fold the goodwill of hia business to the N.Z. Loan and Mercantile Company. He said it was iWith a certain amount of regret that he was parting with bis auctioneering business, as he bad *>een an auctioneer and sold in the Duvau chelle saleyerde for the pas»t 29 years, but be now found that he was getting too old and crotchety to auction any longer, and. therefore had sold out to the Loan and Mercantile Agency Co , and.had arranged with them to act as their representative on the Peninsula for a short time. In thanking all bis old friends and clients, for the great support they had given him in busi ness foe so many years he hoped that at bi3 last sale as an auctioneer at these yards on- December 4th, they would all once more give him the pleasure of selling for them again. However small the article neighs be, he would appreciate it. In asking his old clients to do business with tbe Company be had sold out to, he as sured them they would be well looked after. Hβ had done a lot of business with this firm, and he had always found them, very obliging and liberal in all transactions. He had very great pleasure in introducing Mr Baxter, the manager of, the Christchurch company's office, whom he could thoronghly recommend to them and honestly say he was a white man in every 'sense of tbe word. In business you can absolutely rely on him. He is a big skite, and when he says "No" be means no. On tbe other hand, if he promised to do anything for you, you may go home and rest assured it will be done without fail. I sincerely hope you will give his company & fair trials and I am sure yon will never regret it. Mr Baxter, in thanking Mr Latter for bis kind remark? in rpference to his Company, and mn» - e p°pecially in regard to himself, said tbat although they were doing a fair amount of business on the Peninsula, they thought that by buying Mr Letter's auctioneering business they would considerably increase their own, and be hoped that Mr Lafcter's old clients and numerous friends on tbe Peninsula would support bte Company in tbe future in tbe same liberal manner as they had done to Mr Latter for so many years. For his part be would do bis best to give them every satisfaction, and be hoped to know them all personally before long. In tbe meantime be bad arranged with Mr Latter to act a3 their representative on tbe Peninsula, so they would have him OD i be spot to refer to and look after their interest. 369

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CHANGE OF AUCTION BUSINESS., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3451, 10 November 1914

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CHANGE OF AUCTION BUSINESS. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 3451, 10 November 1914

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