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COMMERCIAL

CHRISTCHUECH WOOL SALE. [Pee United Press Association.] OHRISTCHURCH. January 11. The third wool snip, of the current' season was held to-day, when 25.101 bales wore submitted, compared witli 22.135 bales at the. corresponding sale last year. There was a good attendance of Bradford and colonial buyer.". The demand for half-bred was easier than at the, December sale to the extent of -id to Jd. ranging from 74d to 13j}d per lb. Little merino was offered, and good class wa.s unchanged, but inferior was neglected. There was keen competition for cross-bred and three-quarter-bred at the level of the December sales. Long-wool and Corriedale were unchanged. All classes pieces realise 1 good prices. Values were proportionately better than for fleece woo!. OH A INT AND PRODUCR. Messrs Donald Roid and Co. report as follo'irs: —Wo hold mir weekly auction sal-"* of grain and produce at our stores tc-day, when values rulrd as under: Oats.—The quantity on offer is not large —in fact, is small—and the market is very firni at an adva.nee- on late quota!ions. There is good local demand and strong inquiry for suitable shipping lines. We ouoto: —Prime milling. 3? 3d; good to best feed. 3s to 3s 2d ; inferior to medium 2s 6d tr. 2s lOd per bushel isacks cxira). Wheat.-—None offering. Rotates.—The season for old potatoes is now practically closed, and only new season's crop has any inquiry. W<> quote : Primo Auckland potatoes, lJ,d per lb : loci lly grown. 2d. p:*r lb. Chaff.— Consignments have not been coininc forward freejy. aiifi for some tunc the market lias been almost Via re. In consequence prices have made a decided advance, and all kinds of chaff are in good demand, prime quality particularly being readily saleable on arrival. We quote :- - Prime oaten fheaf. .€6 !i« to £6 10 j : choice black oat. to £6 12s 6d ; medium to good, £5 15s to £6: inferior and discolored, £5 to £5 10s per ton (sacks extra). Messrs Dalsretv and Co. report, as, follows :-- Oats.—Thero has been a k-wi demand both locally and for shipment since the beginning- of the year. Offerings have been light and .stocks in store low. with the result that prices have advanced, and all classes of oats are meeting with a. ready sale,. Wo quote. : Prime milling, 3s 2d to os 3d; good to best feed. 3s"to 3s 2d: inferior and discolored, 2s 6d to 3s j>ev bushel (.sacks extra). Wheat.—ln the absence of supplies there is no business passing in this cereal. Potatoes. -There is practically no demand for the few old potatoes coming forward, the se-ason now being over. New season's potatoes are coming forward more freely, and are meeting with a, good demand at front lid to 2d per lb. Chaff.—Consignments of late ha.ve been very light, the supply beino; quite unequal to the demand, and values have hardened. There, is a good inquiry both for shipping and local consumption, and aJI consignments coming forward aro Teadily placed at quotations. Wo quote : Bost white oaten sheaf, £6 5s to £6 10s : medium to good, £5 15s to £6 per ton {sacks extra).

An Auckland message states that. Waihi shares were snld to-day at 395. The <~oal shipments from Westrxirt last week were :—Westnort Coal dompariy. 5,764 tons 13cwt of <-oal and 10 tons l3f.\vt nf coke.: Westport Stockton Company. 1,783 tons 12e\vt. The shipments from Greymouth wore : —Point Elizabeth. 1,078 tons 12c\vt: Liverpool. 991 tons lf>\vt: Blackball,, 5.427 tons 18cwt: total, 5,498 tons.

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COMMERCIAL, Evening Star, Issue 15697, 11 January 1915

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COMMERCIAL Evening Star, Issue 15697, 11 January 1915

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