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The amount of revenue collected at the Custom-house on »oods cleared to-day for consumption was L 1.463 2s 3d. Messrs Dalgety and Co. have received the following cablegram from their London office, dated 22nd inst.:—" Brisk demand for rabbitskins at higher prices—say (> to 8 per cent, advance." It is said that in New Plymouth one merchant alone is holding something like L 1.500 worth of butter for shipment in August, and that at presont no one there is likely to give more than 6d per lb for butter. Some time back our London correspondent referred to the arrival of a consignment of New Zealand apples which had attracted bis attention. Mr Wilding the managing director of the Styx Apple Company, Limited, has just veseived account s»les showing satisfactory returns. The Emperor Alexander and Cox's Pomona realised 20s per ease, Beauty of Kent 153. The fruit waß shipped in the cool chamber of the Doric, leaving in February last, and arrived in perfect condition. Potatoes sent at the same time also travelled well, but the price obtained waß not sufficient to justify shipping in large quantities. The prices obtained for the apples netted just double what the growers ciuld have obtained here. The experiment has proved that soft apples really well packed will carry safely to England, a point upon which experienced growers were more than doubtful. The total charges of every kind, including freight charges, and commission, amounted to 6s 6d per case.-'Press.' A company with a nominal capital of LuU.UUO has been formed in Tasmania for the purpose of acquiring the principal old claims and reopening the Nokomai Flat. Mr Conliffe represents the syndicate, who include five wellknown Invercargillitep. The 'Southland News' says that machinery of the very lateßt and most powerful description is to be procured and sent over immediately, and work ought to be started on the field within six months from date. It will be carried on under the direction of the most skilful management that can be obtained. There will be nothing in the way of experimental trials. It is estimated that from L.5,000 to L 7.000 will be spent on the field before any return can be looked for. MINING NOTES. Kelly's tributers (six men) at Hokitika got 330z for aix days' work. The cement discovery across the Hokitika River is spreading, and a partv have struck gold on Crown land just beyond the Borough boundary. THE LONDON MARKETS. The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency have received cable advice, dated the 22nd inst.:—"The tallow market is easier. Fine qualities are not in demand; good mutton tallow is worth 27s 3d per cwt„ and good beef 25s 9d per owt. Babbitßkins: Best descriptions have advanced $d per lb since last report.'

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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 7941, 24 June 1889

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COMMERCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 7941, 24 June 1889