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The amount of revenuo collected at the Custom-house on <*oods cleared to-day for contnmDtion was LI. 740 5s lid.

The Colonial Drug and Manufacturing Company, Limited, of this City, has been registered. The following is an extract from a London letter dated 3rd May, with reference to the treatment butter receives on the way to Wellington for shipment Home:—"lt is observed that some of the recent shipments from the colony especial'y, we believe, from New Plymouth and Wanganui districts have arrived in very unsatisfactory condition. The cloths on the bu face aro often displaced, and the butter, instead of being level on top and firm, is frequently bulged, soft, and mottled. The trade on this Bide consider this H elue to the butter becoming heated, and as th>y kuow it does not become so ofter its anival here, and they are satisfied that the cool chambers in the direct steamers are perfectly satisfactory, they conclude that tho harm is don* after the butter is packed, and before it reachei the direct steamer, either while in course of transmission to the coast or- in course erf transhipment by coasting vessel to the port of shipment. In consideration of this we would urge on manufacturers the desirability of seeing that their butter reaches the cool chamber of the direct steamer in gocd order. For this purpose our brokers urge that manufacturers themselves should have cool stores, and combine to put p essure on the owners of coasting vessels to provide cool chambers."

THE MARKETS. Messrs Dalgcty and Co. have received tho following cablegram from their Sydney branch, dated to-day:-" There is less demin d for wheat in general—Tuscan, 4a 2d ; Hunter's, •Is. New Zca'and feed oats: There is a somew' at better demand ; transactions, how>ver, remain limited and prices unchanged, 3-i t.i 'A3 .°id. Potatoes (ex Tekapo) sold for L 4 10s. Butter: There is no inquiry for, Od to Pel.

STOOK AND STATION REPORT. Mr Donald Stronach (on behalf of the New Zealand Loau and Mercantile Agency Company, Limited) reports for the week ended June 20, as follows : Fat Cattle.—2oo head came to hand at the Burnside sa'eyarda for this day's market, twothirds of which were light weights and medium quality, the balance good to prime, with an odd pen or two very heavy. The demand was wcakall through the sales, and the slight advance obtained last week was more than to-day, the supply being evidently in excess of requirements'. Several pens were withdrawn from sale. Good to prime bullocks brought L 6 lis to L 7 17s fid, a few extra heavy L 8 7s fid toL9, medium 1,5 10s to Lfi 10', inferior and l'ght L.'s 17s fid to L!> .Is; cows from Lli 10s to LG "is. Wo sold on account of different vendors bullocks from ll> 15s to LG 17s Gd.

Fat Sheep.—3,ol)o were penned, of which (140 were morinoes, the balance cross-breds, about equal proportions withers and ewes There were a few pens of both, excellent quality and very heavy weights; while the greater proportion were only medium. The demand for ewes was lees active, and, with the exception of one or two pens extra piime, which brought extreme rates, prices were lower than last week. Wethers hid bettor attention, especially thos-e fit for export, at piicfs about equal to last week's. Best cross-bred wethers brought 13s to 15s Gd, one pen to lGi 9d, ordinary 10d 3J to 123 9J ; best cross bred owes 10s 31 to 12s fid, a couple of pens 14s to 19s, ordinary 7s 3d to 9j 01; mfrino wethers, 6i to 14s. We sold on account of Messrs Ross Bros. (Bushy Park) a nice line of cross-bred wethers, and Messrs Brugh Bros. (Cloan) a mixed mob, at quotations. Fat Limbs,— Only 01 came to hand to-day. The season bung now over there is less demand. These sold at 81 9d to 10s.

Tigs.—lsl were penned, comprising all sorts. A good demand existed for all well-fed porkers and baconers at slightly higher prices. All others were also well competed for. Fuckers brought 9 i to lis 0J ; light stores to 18s 6d; porkers, 27s to 33i; bacone's, 40jto •' 7s; heavy weights, GOj to 635.


Messrs Arthur M'Donald and Co. report as follows for tho week ended Wednesday, June 2G: - " Since wo had this pleasure a week ago wo have transacted a considerable bjiainess at prices fully equal to the previous week, and have, with the exception of a few small lots, purchased everything offered at the auction Rales, for wo find that prices at auction aro below those wo are returning privately. This is accounted for from the fact that buyers object to the commission charged thrm by the auctioneers. We guarantee the following prices absolutely ijree o£ chaiges : - Prime winter greys, 15Jd; prime winter greys (including thick and thin) pelted, 14d to 15d; spotted winter greys, Is ; autumn, 9d to lOd ; colored winters, 9d to lOd. Summers are in less demand, and 6d per lb is now top price. Suckers aro worth 3d to 4d. Horpehair, Is per lb for tail."

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 7944, 27 June 1889

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 7944, 27 June 1889

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