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COMMERCIAL.

The amount of revenue collected at the Custom-house on goods cleared to-day for consumption was L 2,137 Is Id. Messrs Dalgety and Co. have received the following cablegram from their Melbourne branch, dated 27th July: “New Zealand millirg oats, 4s; New Zealand Chevalier barley, 5s 4d. Grass seed unchanged, market very dull; there is no c nfidence either with buyers or sellers.” The Now Zealand Refrigerating Company report that the net profit for the past year, after providing for depreciation, was L4,G29, A dividend of 8 per cent, (absorbing L1.71G) is recommended, a bonus of 5 per cent.) absorbing L 1,367) primage will be distributed among shareholders, and L 314 carried f- iw.vd, MIKING NOTES. The following ate theßeefton battery returns for the past wreck:—Globe, 728r.z of amalgam from 190 tons—cleaned up with 554 oz of retorted gold from 915 tons; Keep-it-Derk, GlOoz of amalgam from 180 tons—cleaned up with 520r.z of retorted gold from 710 tons; Scotia cleaned nj* with G2oi z of lotorfed go d from 221 tons; Inkcrimn. 626,z of amalgam from 50 tons, and IGG z of amalgam for five days from the U p p'ates only; Golden Trea ure, 293az of amalgam from K0 tons from the top plates, THE LABOR MARKET.

Mr Skene seports the demand is at present coufii.e l to a few country hand.- 1 , and odd town jobs. Wages: CouniiyblacksroithaJlSstoSOs; bashmen, 3s fid to 8s per cord ; cooks, 20s to 25s ; gardeners, 2)3 to 30; grooms, 15 < to 20a; couples, 1/5 to 1.75 ; shepherds, L 55 to LOO; ploughmen, 20sto 17sfid; laborers, lira; milkers, 10a, 12a, and 15s; boys, 5 1 to 10a ; store hands, 15s to 255; hotel cooks, 30s to 50s, THE LOI'.DON MARKETS. The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company have received the following cablegram from their London office, dated 20th inst.: “The wheat mark'd isaliilrly weaker.’'

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 7971, 29 July 1889

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 7971, 29 July 1889

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