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The amount of revenue collected at t' e Cfußtt m-bouse on foods olenred to-day for consumption was L1.18214s Id. A shipment of cheece, onions, chaff, and other produce has been sent from Tauranga to Bri - bane, with a view of opening up a trade with the latter market.

The prejudice of the farmers of Dubbo against New Zealand wheat, on the ground that some years ajo they sowed it and it dd m t germinate, is probably not altogether unfounded. A few years back the harvest season here was veiy wet, and much of the wheat got damp ,- n toe stacks. Large quantities of this was kilndried at Lyttelton to prevent combustion on shipboard, and then exported. The k ; ln drying veiy likely destroyed the germinating power of the grain. THE MELBOURNE MARKETS. Messrs Dalgety and Co. have received the follow'ng cablegram from their Melbourne branch, dated 23rd May:-"New Zealand milli-g oati: Market firm, tending upwards; 33 lid. New Zealand Cape barley, 8s 7d. Cocksfoot and lyegra-s: Market very dull, owing to accumulation of stocks." THE LONDON MARKETS. Tho New Zealand Loan and Mercant'le Agency Company, Limited, have received the following telegram from their London office, dated 24th inst.:—"Tallow: Market firm, and h»s advanced 2s per cwt since last report." MINING NOTHS. Messrs J. and W. Gage report receipt of teV gram Reefton announcing that the weekly return from the Keep it-Dark Company 3600z amalgam from 190 tons stone. , Post Office Notice. Malls close at the Chief Post Office, Dunedin, aubject to ary necessary alterations as under : Local mails between Dunedin and Oamaru, also those for the Naseby line, will close at 7.15 a.m., and be forwarded by the 7.45 a.m. train. For Northern Ports, overland daily, at 10 30 a.m., at Chief Post Office. Late letters, guard's van, North express train, at 11 a.m. DIRECT MAIL SERVICE. Wednesday, May 29. The contract steamer Tonic will leave Wellington for Plymouth via Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. May 30. Mails close here as under:— For United Kingdom and Foreign Countries via tbe United Kingdom, etc, at 10 a.m, on Wednesday, 20th. Registered correspondence at 5 p m. on Tueeday, 28th, money orders at 4 p.m. on Tues day, 28th ; book packets and newspapers at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, 29th. The above mail will olose at the branoh post office, Dunedin North, for money orders at 4 p.m., registered letters at 5 p.m. on tho 28th; letters at 9.30 a.m. and newspapers at 5.30 a.m. on the 29th. At the South Dunedin office, for money ordera at 4 p.m., and registered letters at 5 p.m. on the 28th; and for letterß and newspapers at 5 a.m. on the 29tb. At the Port Chalmers office, at 8 a.m. on the 29th; money orders at 4 p.m., and registered letters at 5 p.m. on the 28th. (Signed) Bdw, D. Butts, Chief Postmaster.

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 7916, 25 May 1889

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 7916, 25 May 1889

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