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Greymonth’s coal export last week ; Paparoii, 543 tons 15cwt; Blackball, 3,252 tons 12cwt; Brunner, 296 tons 9owt; Elizabeth, 1,701 tons 3cwt; Liverpool, 1,256 tons 15cwt. Total, 7,050 tons 14cwt. The coal output from Westport last week wasWestport Company, 7,240 tons 6cwt of coal and 34 tons llcwt of coke; Westport Stockton Company, 1,452 tons 18cwt of coal. A London Prize Court made an order for the condemnation of sausage cases that tho Intlrabarah was bringing from New Zealand to Hamburg. SYDNEY BUTTER MARKET. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. SYDNEY, December 19. Butter will advance 4s per cwt from to-morrow. Selected brands, 112s; second qualities, 102s to 104s, THE MARKETS. Press Association —By Telegraph—Copyright. LONDON, December 19. Rabbits are selling well. New South Wales blues, ex store, 19s 9d. Steamers are now discharging 26,000 crates. Delivery is very slow. Australian and New Zealand hares are flat. (Received December 20, at 5.5 p.m.) Frozen Meat.—Sheep : Canterbury, light 5.) d. medium heavy sgd; Southland, none offering: North Island, 5 7-16 d; ewes, none offering; bunts, none offering; New Zealand beef, fores SJd, hinds Australian sheep, light heavy 5 MW; ewes, 4 5-16 d; South American sheep, light sj(d. heavy 5 3-16 d; Argentine chilled hinds, 7g(l j Uruguay, 7Jd. Other meats unchanged. (Received December 21, at 8.15 a.m.) Wheat.—Very firm, and sellers are reserved. The quantity of wheat and flour afloat for the United Kingdom is 2.290.000 quarters, and for tho Continent 2.100.000 Quarters. Tho Pacific shipments were 50,000 quarters, and tho Atlantic 685.000 quarters. Totals : Europe 1,165,000 quarters, India 12,000 quarters, others nil. Galvanised iron.—Best, £l6 lOs; second, £l4 ss. Jute.—December and January shipment, £l6 10s. Hemp.—Quiet; February and April, £24 10s. Rubber.—Para, 2s I0|d; plantation, Is llijd; smoked, 2s 3d. Copra.—December and January, £33 17s 6d. Cotton.—May and June, 4.20 id. GRAIN AND PRODUCE. Messrs Dalgety and Co. report as follows : Oats.—Offerings of late have been very light, kind the market rules ranch firmer. Any samples of good, bright, heavy oats have been meeting with an improved demand, and values show an advance. We quote: Prime milling, 2s lOd to 3s; good to beet feed, 2s 8d to 2s lOd; medium, 2s 6d to 2s 9d per bushel (sacks extra). Wheat.—There is practically no bufll* nc-ss passing in this. There being an absence of supplies, we are unable to quote. Potatoes. —Fair consignments of old potatoes have Been coming forward, while consignments of new potatoes from Auckland nave been heavier. The demand for old tubers has been affected somewhat, and only choice, freshly-picked lots are in demand. Wo quote: Choice, freshlypicked old potatoes. £4 to £5; medium to good, £3 to £3 10s per ton (sacks in). Chaff.—Consignments of late have boon verv light, and any lines coming forward have been meeting with a good demand at prices which show an advance on late values. W© quote: Choice black oaten sheaf, £6 to £5 ss; best white oaten sheaf’, £4 15s to £5: medium to good, £4 7a 6d to £4 15s per ton (sacks extra). Messrs Donald Reid and Co. report We held our weekly auction sale of grain and produce at our stores to-day, when values ruled as under)— Oats.—The demand for prime Cartons and Sparrowbills still continues. Any lots of same coming to hand are readily placed at an advance on last week’s quotations. We quote Prime milling, 2s lid to 3a j good to best feed, 2s B<T to 2s lOd | inferior to medium, 2s 2d to 2s 6d per bushel (sacks extra). Potatoes. —On account of tho season being far advanced for old potatoes, only freshly-picked table sorts meet with any inquiry. Wo quote}— Freshly-picked table potatoes, £5 to £5 10s; others, £3 10s to £4 10s per ton (sacks included). Chaff. —Owing to ths limited supplies of chaff coming to nand lately the market has hardened to some extent, and prime oaten sheaf chaff is in strong demand, both for shipping and local consumption. We quote Prime oaten sheaf, £5 to £5 ss; choice black oat, to £5 7s 6d t medium to good, £4 to £4 15s; light and discolored, £3 10s to £3 16s per ton (sacks extra). Following the ■■ siege. of Antwerp, a British in wine was treated for no fewer than 23 ballet wounds, bullets being extracted from his arms and legs, back and thigh. Hail expected to recover.

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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 15681, 21 December 1914

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COMMERCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 15681, 21 December 1914