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THE SYDNEY PRODUCE MARKET. OUR SPECIAL REPORT. A FURTHER FALL IN POTATOES. MARKET EXPECTED TO OPEN AT £5. POTATOES MUST BE BETTER GRADED. Sydney, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 February 1899
THE SYDNEY.PRODUCE MARKET. OUR SPECIAL REPORT. A FURTHER FALL IN POTATOES. MARKET EXPECTED TO OPEN AT £5. POTATOES MUST BE BETTER ' GRADED. Sydney, Friday. There are about 2,000 bags of Circulars on the wharf, for which the top price quoted is £4/10/, some selling down to £4/5/. The quality of the last cargoes from the Nort^-West Coast was good, but more attention must be given to grading; several of the lines forward last week had chats in them. Turnips are Belling at £2. I expect the potato market to open on Monday at £5. The maize market has improved to 3/6, and for chaff the best price available is £3. Oats are dull of sale at 1/11, and blue peas are quoted at 3/6, grey 3/2. Private advices state that New Zealand has a heavy crop 'of potatoes. . i i ? ' Sydney, Saturday. The quotations ruling yesterday ore still nominally in force. -business to-day being practically suspended. lf. The. potato market is expected to open on Monday at about £5. . . ' ? ? / L
LAUNCESTON PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 February 1899
LAUNCESTON PRODUCE MARKET. The latest leading quotations are as follow :— Flour, £7 to £7/5/ per ton for stone and roller respectively. Milling wheat, 2/8 for prime samples, to 2/5 for second grade; fowls' .wheat, 2/3; stout oats, feed, 1/6 ; Tartarian, 1/8 ; Algerian, 1/5; grey peas, 3/; beans, 3/; English barley, 4/3; Cape, 4/6; rye, 4/ to 5/; tares, 5/ to:7/;bran, 7d per bushel; pol lard, lOd; sharps, lOd; onions, 7/ per cw.t; potatoes, £4 to £4/15/ per ton; chaff, £2/5/, bags in, for export; straw chaff, £2; hay, £1. Grass seeds— Eng- lish, 4/ to 4/3; 'Italian, 5/ to 5/6; soft grass, 4/ ; cocksfoot, Tasmanian, 7/6; imported, 9/ ; clover, white, lOd to 1/ ; Unseed, 2£d to 2fd ; prime separator and factory brands butter, ll£d to 1/1 ; prime dairy, 9,d to lid; pastry sorts, 7|d to BJd; cheese, 6d to 7d ; ham, lOd to 1/ ; bacon, 7£d to 9£d ; eggs, 9d ; lard, 6£d ; honey, 5d.
CIRCULAR HEAD PRODUCE MARKET. Stanley, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 February 1899
CIRCULAR HEAD PRODUCE MABKET. ';? ' ' ' Stanley, Friday. Potatoes eased to £4/5/ on Wednesday morning, falling 5/ lower still shortly afterwards. The day was a busy one, and it is doubtful if such a rush has taken place before so early in the season. Yesterday the figure was still at £4, and a fair quantity changed hands, but the prospect df a fall in values had sent many of the farmers back to their harvesting. The market on Monday is expected to open at £3/10/. There is nothing to re port in ether lines. Threshing will start on the Green Hills next week.
INTERCOLONIAL MARKETS. LATEST QUOTATIONS. (By Mail.) Melbourne, Thursday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 February 1899
; INTERCOLONIAL MARKETS. ? LATEST QUOTATIONS. (By Mail.) Melbourne, Thursday!. Billing quotations are as follow : — Wheat, prime 2/6J to 2/6J, fair to' good 2/5 to 2/6 ;'flour, good£6 to £6/5/, leading brands up to £6/10/ ; bran, 7d ; pollard, 8d to 8£d; barley, prime Chevalier 5/, thin to inferior English 2/ to' 2/6, Cape. 2/ to 2/5; oats, Algerian milling 1/8 to 1/8}, feed 1/6 to 1/7 j; peas, machine-, threshed 2/5 to 2/6J-, hand-threshed 2/9 to 2/10 ; chaff, good to prime oaten £2/5/ to £2/7/6, prime ' green wheaten, £2/10/ ; straw chaff, 32/6 to 35/; hay, manger £2/10/ to £3/5/, chaffing 85/ to .40/; straw, Victorian 30/ to 35/, Tasmanian (delivered) ,40/ ; potatoes, £3/15/ to £4; onions, £3/10/ to £3/15/. Sydney, Thursday. Two thousand five hundred bags of wheat were sold to-day at a price equal to 4/8 Darling Harbor delivery. Flour is quiet at £6/10/ to £6/15/. Kerosene rea lised 8}d to 9d. A moderate amount of business took place in produce.: Chaff, £2/15/to,£3; extra prime g...
HOBART PRODUCE MARKET. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 February 1899
HOBART PRODUCE MARKET. The following ore the ruling prices : — New wheat; 2/6; old flour,'1 £8; from mixture of old and' new wheat, £7/10 ; sharps, £4/10/ ; bran, 7d ; ? oats, 1/6; grey peas, 3/6 to .3/9 seed ; .tares, '5/6 ;; rye, 5/ ; hay, old, £2/5/ to. £2/10/; new-hay, 27/6 to 30/; chaff,' £2/10 ; new chaff, £2/2/ to £2/5/ ; wheaten straw chaff, 20/; straw, wheaten', '20/ to 25/1 do., oaten, 33/ ; hops, 1/3 ; potatoes, £4/10/; , onions, £5 per ton ; , butter, fac tory, 1/1; separator, 1/; dairy, 8d to 9d; beBt fresh, lid; cheese, 7d4o 7£d and New Zealand, best factory cheese, 7£d to 7-Jd ; honey, 4d to 4id ; eggs, 9d; ham, 9d to lOd; bacon, 9d; lard, 7d; raspberries, 4d per lb ; strawberries, 6dper quart ; apricots, 9/; plums, 2/ to 4/6 per bushel ; grapes, 4d per jb ; jargonelle pears, 2/6 ; peachesj 9/.
CUSTOMS RETURNS. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 February 1899
CUSTOMS .EETURNS. . Devonport.— Beturn of Customs. col- lections at Devonport for week ended Saturday, 11th inst.:— Spirits, £6/18/6; tobacco, £24/15/ ; other goods; £197/1/6 ; rents, 2/8; samples and repacks, 1/; re ceiving charges, 1/6 ; wharfage, '£34/17/3 ; light dues, £87/16/; harbordues, £48/10/6; export rate, '£13/11; total, £363/9/11, as against £321/2/1 for the corresponding week of last year. . , ? L
Commercial. "The Advocate" Office, Saturday Evening. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 February 1899
Commercial. ' 'The Advocate' Office, ? Saturday Evening. Another week of the produce season of 1899 has gone, by the departure' during last of the steamers Easby and Kini for (Sydney. We estimated during the week that 10,000 to 11,000 sacks would go for ward from all coast ports, and the total manifested was 10,044 Backs. The figures , paid range from £3/15/ to £3/10/, and although several dealers would not budge . 'from £8/10/ yesterday, others gave JE3/15/, and this was more particularly the case as regards East Devonport, for up to the last £8/15/ .was given there. The deliveries yesterday were heavy, coming in as usual by team, railway and water. The Amy ? brought 896 bags from Penguin and the Thistle 188 bags from Wynyard and Pen guin. Both cargoes were transhipped to the Kini. One or two dealers yesterday morning were included to pin their faith to not more than from 8,000 to 9,000 sacks from all ports, and they contrasted Thursday's deliveries of this week with the Thursday's...
N.W. FARMERS' ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 February 1899
'N.W. FARMERS1 ASS00IATION. The North Western Farmers' Associa tion, Limited, Devonport, report under date Friday, 10th inst., as follows: — , v ' Potatoes.— Deliveries have continued on a liberal scale and the boats1 leaving for Sydney to-night will probably take about 9,000 Backs. Although this .will be con siderably less than lost week values can hardly be expected to harden, as supplies from all sources are plentiful, :with the re sult that prices in all intercolonial centres have fallen considerably from the famine rates of the past few weeks. With our increasing supplies we must look for gradu ally receding prices until a level from £2/10/ to £3 is reached, at which rates the demand is likely to be very large, and as crops are turning out capit ally the return to growers will be very sat isfactory. We would again remind far mers that the samplebeingmarketedis still in many coses on the small side, and that lb Will uo ty liucu : uwu auu uuo ^uiyxij o benefit to grade more caref...
A Barrack Room Tragedy. A GUNNER SHOOTS A COMRADE. THE VICTIM DYING. Melbourne, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 February 1899
A Barrack llooni Tragedy. A GUNNER SHOOTS a' COMRADE. ? . THE .VICTIM ;2»YING. :? ? s- . , ? .,?'.. ? v Melbourne, Friday. A sensation of a painful character was created in the city this morning when it became known that yet another tragedy had occurred. When the soldiers at No. 3 Barracks at the Williamstown Fort were retiring last night, Gunner Briner, in a jocular conversation with Gunner Pollock, in the presence of companions, said ' Oh, you go to bed.' To the utterconstemation of all. Pollock replied ' I'll shoot you,' and before his action could be compre hended he had reached for his carbine and fired at Briner.; The bullet struck the unfortunate man in the richt breast and passed right through his body. Three of the others in the barrack-room had a miraculous escape, the bullet becoming imbedded in the wall. : Pollock was im mediately seized and locked up in the guardroom. : Briner's condition is critical, and he ia shiking .rapidly. At present no reason whatever can be assi...
THE LONGFORD' RACES. Longford, Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 February 1899
THE LONGFORD ' RACES. ; . Longford, Sunday. The Longford races, held yesterday, were very 'successful. Results : — Hurdle Race.— Electric Light 1. Veracity 2, Jena 3:. Trial Stakes.— St. Bloize 1, Algernon 2; The Slumberer 3.; High Weight Han dicap.— Palestine 1, Clootie Ki 2. Sum-, mer Handicap. — Jenico 1, Carbineer 2, Fassifern 3. Juvenile Stakes. — Larissa 1, Coal Queen 2. Woodfield Stakes. — Te Cora 1, Rapid 2, Algernon 3.
THE TASMANIA CRUSHING. Launceston, Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 February 1899
THE TASMANIA CRUSHING. Launceston, Sunday. The week s crushing at the Tasmania mine, Beaconsfield, yielded 3,249}oz of gold, of a total value of £12,416 10s, or an average of loz 5dwt 2gr per ton. A dividend of Is has been declared, payable on Saturday next.,
THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL. RESIGNATION OF HON. JAMES GIBSON. Launceston, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 February 1899
THE LEGISLATIVE. COUNCIL; RESIGNATION OF HON. JAMES GIBSON. Launceston, Friday.' T.is lion. James Gibson, of -Belle Vue, Epping, member for South 'Esk in1 the Legislative Council, has decided to resign. Mr Peter Barret, ex-M.H.A. for Launces ton, Mr R.- G. Talbot, the ' Squug of Malahide,' and Mr R.: S. Scott, of Laun ceston, are i mentioned as candidates for the seat.
LAUNCESTON BRANCH BOARD OF AGRICULTURE. Launceston, Sunday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 February 1899
LAUNCESTON BRANCH BOARD OF AGRICULTURE. ' ::- :. ,-.-? ?; Launceston, Sunday* » At'a meeting of the Launceston Branch Board of Agriculture yesterday, Mr W. H. Ferrall was re-elected chairman for the ensuing year, Messrs H. C. Littler and J. Christensen vice-chairmen, and Mr F. M. Littler secretary. There are 43 members on the Board's roll. At yesterday's meet ing Mr C. Fisher, of Young Town, advo cated an amendment of the Bush Fires Act, 1898, making it lawful to light bush fires on and after March 15 instead of April, which month he considered too late. The amendment was approved of, and the Board will advocate its passage through Parliament.
ANOTHER TOURING ENTHUSIAST. Launceston, Friday. [Newspaper Article] — The North Western Advocate and the Emu Bay Times — 13 February 1899
ANOTHER TOURING ENTHUSIAST. , ,'' Launceston, Friday. A. tourist .named Oliver Bainbridge, B.A.,. who styles himself a dramatist and-' artist, and; who left London four years and five months ago to travel 60,000 miles in six years, arrived here to day from Melbourne. He claims to have already travelled 45,300 miles, tuld' pur poses lecturing in Launceston and Hobart -efore passing on to New Zealand.