amount of revenue collected at the Custom-house on poods cleared to-day for oonsumption was 14,12412 a lOd,
The directors of the National Insurance Company announce an interim dividend for the halfyear at the rate of 10 per cent.
NEW INSOLVENT. Among the list of insolvencies filed at Christchurch last week is that of Robert Henry Donnolly. proprietor of the Palace Skating Rinks ut Dunedin and Christchurch. His statement shows the amount due to unsecured creditors to be L?, 046 4s B<l, and the assets L4O, leaving a deficiency of L 2.006 4s Bd. The unsecured creditors in Dunedin are:—Clark and Thompson, L 4 lis 10<1; ' Evening Herald,' Ll2 9j Gd ; Corrigan. L 10: ' Daily Times,' Ll9 7s; Batbgite, L 3 13s fid; Stanford and Milne, 1.20; D. Scott, L2 15s; M'i3. Wright, L 5; Caxton Printing Co., L4O 16s 0.1; Evening S-'tau, L 5 14h; Engineers' Band, L 42 ; Crawford and Watson, L 175 ; N. Wales, 1.10. The secured creditors are:—Bank of Australasia (security valued as a going concern about equal to dtbt), L3,3Q">; Henry Benjamin (security va'ued as a going concern about equal to
LONDON RABBITSKIN MARKET. Messrs Arthur M'Donald and Co. are in receipt of the following cable from their London agents, dated ICth inst.: - " There was a good attendance of buyers at the rabbitsk : n auctions to-day, but competition lacked spirit, and prices were 2d per lb lower as compared with previous sales. The decline is attr'butable to large stocks held in manufacturers' hands. The offerings consisted for the mo-t part of medium and infe ior descriptions, which showed the greatest decline. Very few selected New Zealand winters were offered." Messrs Remshardt and Co. are in receipt of the following from their London h'use :-" At the sales to-day the prices showed a decline of 1 to 2d per lb for all clasres of rabbibkins. The bidding lacked animation, consequent upon stocks of felting wools and felt being larger than required for the demand. Most of the lines offered consisted of inferior and low season, and the declino was more marked in these than ia other descriptions."
THE MARKETS. The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Azency Company, L'mited, have received the following telegram from their London office, dated 10th inst.:—" Tallow : Market better. Good mutton is worth 25s fid and good beef 24s 0d per owt. —Rabbitskins : Medium descriptions have declined Id and infeiior Ud per lb since Is st report."
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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 7905, 13 May 1889
COMMERCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 7905, 13 May 1889
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