The amount of revenue collected at the Custom-house on o-oodß oleared to-day for consumption was L7lB 19b 4d. At Cherry Farm, 'WaikouaiM, yesterday, Mr Stronaoh (on behalf of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company) held an extremely satisfactory sale of Mr John Duncan's surplus stock and implements. There was a very large attendance, bidding was keen, and prices on the whole must have been highly gratifying to the vendor. Sheep especially sold capitally. Two-too*h to four Leicester breeding ewes brought 14s 3d, wethers 14s 9d, lambs 8s 9d, and other sheep similarly good figures. Draught brood mares realised from L 34 10s to LlOlO3. Dairy cows went up to L 8 2s 6d. Pigß wese well competed for, prices ranging from L37«6d to 14s. Implement*, furniture, and odds and ends were also disposed of at fair rates.
THE AUSTBALIAN MARKETB. Messrs Dalgety and Co.s Melbourne branch reports under yesterday's date:—New Zealand milling oats, market weak, quantity coming forward in excess of requirements, 3s 9jd; New Zealand Chevalier barley. 5s 5d to 5s 9d; maize, 4s9id; ryegrass seed, 4s; cocksfoot seed, 3M. The Sydney branch reports under date of the 9th:—" Wheat market declining from prospect of large supplies; market quotation is—Tuscan, 14s 9d. New Zealand seed oats 3s 6d, New Zeaand feed oats 3s 3d; market weaker. Onions: Market firm, LIS a ton. Potatoes, L 4 15e a ton."
THE LABOR MARKET. Mr Skene reports: The demand for country people is healthy. The building trade in town keeps creeping up; still, we are always overstocked with unfortunates. Wages-Couples. L6sto L 75; shepherds, L6O; ploughmen. 20s and 17s 6d; station cooks, 20s and 255: hotel do, 40s to 60s; grooms and gardeners, 20s and 255; grooms, 15s and 20s; milker-, 10s, 12s, 15s 20a; boys, 5s to 10s; store lads, 12s to 15s; bushmen, 5s per cord.
MINING NOTES. Messrs J. and W. Gage report receipt of a telegram from Reefton announcing the *eeH7 returns as follows:—From the Keep-i*D«rk Company, 310oz amalgam; from the Globe Company, 2740z amalgam.
IBr TELEGRAPH.] AUCKLAND, May 10.—The creditors of G. Aickon, one of the well known Ellerslio land syndicate, who filed a petition of insolvency some time ago, have recommended bis immediate discharge.
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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 7904, 11 May 1889
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