There was a large attendance at ■Messrs. Samuel Vaile and Sons' auction rooms this afternoon, when several suburban properties were put under the hammer. Bidding was spirited, and sales were effected by Mr. Ward Baker, the auctioneer, in nearly e\ery instance. A property' at the corner" of Anne-street, on the Queens-parade, Devonport, and consisting of a ten-roomed two-storied house, with all conveniences, standing on an allotment with a frontage of 98ft Oin to Anne-street and 43ft Oin to the Queens-parade, went for £600. A sixroomed villa on an allotment 38ft by 80ft at Dedwood-terrace, Ponsonby, realised £415, while a similar property adjoining, together with a five-roomed cottage, was sold in the room afterwards for £540. A property of 27i acres at Birkenhead was passed in at £300.
* There was a good attendance at Mr. J. Thornes' weekly sale of land and house property .this morning. For a property having-50ft frojitage to Belmont-terrace, and 7-roomed houße thereon, the bidding reached £400, but was Withdrawn. For a cottage in Polygon-street, on allotment 50ft by 100 ft, £230 was accepted. The house in Westbourne-orescent, Rcrnuera, woe withdrawn at £625.
At Mr. R. C. CarK.s mart 1 to-day, Mr. R. W. Real's property, at the corner oi xlervois and Hamilton roads, was submitted to auction. For the residence of 10 rooms and half-acre, the ibidding was £1700, but failed-to reach the reserve, and the other house and Sect folia were also passed in. Since the sale there have been inquiries for all the lots.
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