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RISE IN FRIGE ANNOUNCED. i [Pm Unitk-d Press Association.] j ■WELLINGTON, January 12. j The late-t addition to the. cost of living f omes in the form of an increase in the t iricc of footwear. It is announced that a ort-night hence tho prices of all ordinary ■oots and shoos will he raised from 10 to 74 per cent. According to merchants this i the outcome of tho war, and will affect he whole of Australasia, and probably lanada and tho United States also. All rades of footwear will bo affected, the igher classes particularlv. The reason ivon is that owing to the abnormal do t rand for leather at Homo on account of r lilitary needs a serious scarcity for ordi- e ary trade purposes has boon caused, j

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BOOTS AND SHOES, Issue 15699, 13 January 1915

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BOOTS AND SHOES Issue 15699, 13 January 1915

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