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■» HIDE SALE. Messrs Wright, Stephenson, and Co., report as follows: —We held our fortnightly sale of hid«s on account of the Otago Co-operativo Tallow and By-pro-ducts Company at Burnside yesterday. TheTe was a small attendance of buyers, and competition was dnll, prices generally ruling slightly easier than last sale. Cnrr best gross returns in ox were £2 9s 7d and £2 6s Id. Our highest prices at per lb were BAd for ox, while cows realised 73d for all weights. Our catalogue was cleared at the following prices : Stout heavy ox, B£d to 8-jd; heavy, 7Zd to 8d; medium and light, 7|d to 7sa; stout heavy cows, none on offer; medium and light, to 7Jd; yearlings, 7JkJ to 7§d; calfskins, to IOJd. * SHEEPSKIN AND WOOL MARKET. The Dunedin Woolbrokers' Association report .as follows :—The fortnightly sales of skins were held on Tuesday, when there was a full attendance of huyers. Large catalogues were offered, and bidding was exceptionally keen throughout, prices for all descriptions of skins ruling firmer than at. the previous sale. The top price paid in half-breds was 9J<l. fine cross-breds 9 id. cross-breds and three-quarter-breds Ojjd, these figures being for full-woolled skins. We quote : BeM. half-breds (full wools), 9'd to 9*d ; medium, 9|d to 9Jd : best fine cross-breds (full wool), 9|<l to 9Jd: medium. 9Jd to 9sd ; best cross-bredsl to 9gd; medium. 9.'! to 9;!<1 ; best three-quarter-breds. to 9gd : medium, Bid to 9£: half-bred (three-quarter wool), 9d to S-^d; shorn. to Sfjd : fine cross-breds (three-quarter wool), BJd to 9d; cross-breds (threequarter wool), to 9d; half-bred (dead), to B|d: fine cross-bred. (dead), to BA-1: cross-bred (dead), to 8d: merino (Full wool), to 7Ad : dead, 6k<\ to 63d. Tho montMv- wool sale was held in conjunction with the sheepskin sale. The various brokers catalogued approximately 450 bales, included in this beim; some early-shorn new season's clips. Competition was exceptionally keen, nnd prices realised must be considered very satisfactory Half-bred fleece brought 13.U1 per lib:' cross-bred. : merino, ~l2[d: [ pieces. 9\<] : and bellies. BJd. PROPERTV SALE. Messrs Park. Reynolds /Ltd.) submitted to auction yesterday the late Mr Win. Wills'.-, property in Hawthorn avenue. Morninaton. comprising 1r 2p, with a house of six rooms. Bidding started at £4OO, and quickly rose, to' £6OO. and thereafter by £5 bids to £630, at which price the property found a purchaser. The furniture and sundries were, also disposed of. and brought a satisfactory figure. I,ON'DON WOOL SALES, i The National Mortgage and Accnry Company have received the following cablegram from their London office : "Good merino 5 per cent, dearer; ' rosshreds 10 per cent. dearer than closing rates last sale." Messrs Murray. Roberts, and Co., Ltd.. have received the following cab!" from their London agents, Messrs Sanderson. Murray, and Co.. dated 3rd inst. : " Wool Sales.—Large attendance of buyers, good competition. .Merino, greasy, good, market advanced 5 per cent. : merino, medium ami inferior, market par; merino, good and medium, par; crossbred, market advanced 5 per cent, to 10 p'er I'i'Ut." THE MARKETS. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. LONDON'. November 3. Sliver. 23id. Copper.—Spot. £54 10s: three mouths. £55. Wheat is firm and prices are unchanged. ' Sellers offer sparingly. HIGH COMMISSIONER'S UK PORT. [Per United Press Association.] WELLINGTON. November 5. The High Commissiorer's cabled market report says : Tho woo! tales have commenced. Thenis great competition among some mantifaiturets for all classes, except for inferior merinos, which have advanced jd per lb. A!! cross-breds have, on the average, advanced Id per lb on closing rates at last sales. The bacon market was greatly affected by the declaration of war It advanced suddenly 20k in anticipation of the stoppage of Danish supplies Quotations at. the beginning of August wore:—lrish, Danish,"Dutch, and Canadian bacon, 95s to 100s per cwt ; American hams, 80s to 90s por cwt. Prices have decliuc-d as a result of heavy arrivals, especially during the last month. Irish bacon, 63s to 74s per cwt. ; Danish bacon, 64s to 695; Canadian bacon, 62s to 66s ; Swedit-h bacon, 63? to 665; English hams. 98s to 112s; Irish hams. 84s to ICOs ; Canadian hams. 70s to 745; American hams, 68s to 70s.

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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 15642, 5 November 1914

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COMMERCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 15642, 5 November 1914