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COMMERCIAL.

Tho amount of revenue collected at the Custom-house on g .ods cleamd to-day for consumption was : Customs, L6921154d; primage, Ll4loa 9d; total, 1.707 8s Id. The Standard Insurance Company have declared the u&ual half yearly dividend at the rate of 7i per cent, pur annum. Messrs Dalgety ail C<\ have received the following cable gran ftom their head office, dated London, August 27:—"Antwerp wool pales opened, large number of buyers, competition animatel, moderate Fe'ection, regular business, full prices, no Australian offered." MINIM G NOTES, THE TJflllED HERCUI.B3 HYDRAUIIC SI/TJICINO COUP iNV, LIMITED. The secretary of this company writing from Roxburgh on Mont's y, says:—"l have been down with the bank agent and hive taken over the gold from banker to-night. It weighs with R'<nd and all included 23r>z, so that we expect from 12oz to 15oz af ti r it has been cleaned. Tho good wash has not been touched, and if the pUnt will work we ought to have three times as much in a week's time. This is looked upon as very satisfactory, considering the small amount of solid wash at the top which has gone through the boxeß. On Saturday they imnaged to work all diy. This is the first time they have be n able to do bo without a stoppage of some kir.d. STOCK AND STATION REPORT. Mr Donald Stronach (on behalf of the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Limited) reports for tho week ended August 28 as follows; — Fat Cattle.—3ll head were yarded for this day's tales at Burnside, abou' equal proportions inferior to medium and good to prime. This number was largrly in excess of trade requirements; prima quality only met with any attention ; ordinary w.i.s p jorly competed for, and very unsatisfactory prices ruling ail through. Best i bullocks brought L 7 fa to 1.8 l(k ; medium. L 5 10, to LG 17s 6d ; inferior and light. L 3 10m to L 5 ss; cowe, from V2 17s Cd to 1,7 ss. We sold seventeen head tit L 4 10s to L 6 2s 6d. Fat Sheep.—The number penned wa3 very littla short of that to hand last week. On this occasion 5,13") came to hand, of which abjut 7;jo weie morinoes good useful mutton the ba'ance cross-breds, representing all qualities. There was but little demand for expoit, and the trade being pietty fully supp'cd competition lacked spirit, and with the exception of one_ or two extra prime pens of wetheis pnees were lower by Is t> Is (id per head. Graziers opcated to a c nsidurable extent, which assisted to clear < ft' tne entry, but at prices whi'di must bo very uns-ttisfscforv to vendors. Beat cross-bred wethers brought 13a to 14* fid. two or three Rflnß extra heavy I6i ; ordnaiy, 8s 6d to 12s 9d ; best cross-bred ewes, 11* to 131; ordinary, 7s to 10d Cd ; merino wethers, 7s to 8s 9d. We sold <>n account of various vendors, cross-bred withers from 13s 9d to 0< 9d. Pigs.—There wen 134 penned, comprising all sorts, for which t'-ure was a moderately fair demand, the entry beirg cleared at prices ranging about fqn 1 to la'e rates, fuckers brought 9.s to 13s ; stores. Km to 25 ; porkers, 27s to 32'; baconer- 40s to 50h. Store Cattle.-Tin demand is not by any means active ; at th- fame time, some f-w lots are changing hands, r.nd as the season advances we expect to see business increasing, when nrires will be obtaining i ore satisfactory to the sellers. Store Sheep.—"ln market at preEent is almost void of animation, and, beyond some slight inquiry for eross-bred wathera, very few of which are offering, the business pasing is unimportant. Wool.—We are without any further advices regarding the position of the wool market at Home. The tale* at Antwprp were to commence someday betwe n the27thinßt, and the4th prox., when c'ose on 20,000 bales will be offered, which will no doubt command favorable attention. In the local market the usual oddments presented at this season of the year continue to be offered at the wer kly skin sales and elicit kren competition, pi'ces realised, conslder'rg qutliti-, being ve> t satisfactory. On Tuesday we Buhm'tted for publio sale sixteen bales and te'» bass Greasy, filipe, and scoured wool: we abo placed privately during: the week seventy bales washed and slips at prices comparing favorably with those current at the last Lot d' n sales. Sheepskins. At our weekly auction sale, held on Tuesday a> usual, we offered a very full ratalogue. representing all the various descriptions usu.ltv coming forward to the auction rooms. All the buyers in the trade were present and competed spiritedly for every lot on the catalogue; and, notwithstanding the inclemency of tho weather, abo the faot that the supply at the Burn=ide refrigerating has been somewhat heavier lately, a very good demand was experienced all through the sale for all classes, but more especially for fine combing crops-breds and merinoes, and prices obtained were quite r. n a par with those current last weeV. Conntn dry cross-breds, inferior to medium, brought 1» 3d to3< 8d ; do do merino, Is 2d to3*»d; me'ium to fullwoolled crosshred->, 3s 9d to 13s 91; do do merino, 3s 9d to 5-110(1; dry pelts. 3d to Is 1d : butchers' green cross-bred*, best, 5" Hd. 5s lOd, 5s Bd, os 6d, 5s 4d 5s 21, ss, 4s I<Vl, 4* 91; good to Imodium an'l inferior, 4s Pd 4< Cd, 4s 3d, 4s Id. 3s lid, 3* 9d, 3s 61, 3-< 3d : green meriuoes. 4s sd, 4s 4d, 4s 2d 3s lid, 3s fid, 3s fid, 3s 31, 3s Pabbitddn".—This market continues firm at late quo'atiou-s, wi'h a brisk demand existing. All lots coming to hand are spiritedly competed for, and the usual interest continues to be centted ia the proc-clings at the auotion sales. Our London circ l-.r, to hand per the San Franc ; sco mail, and I.3th July, reports as follows on the nv« held there on the 21st June: - "The sma'l • fferingof 347 bales brought forward met a goi d demand from a fair attendant of the trad-, <>nd was all disposed of at about last sales': .ite». to £d per lb&dvance in the cape of goods asfn Vina Smalland suckers were in spec'al request awl male full prices, while for black nnd fawn 'at" were generally obtained. At ovr w okly sale on Tuesday we submitted a gord oaWogue, comprising a variety of classes* v- Mcli were all disposed of at preen show'ng an a Vance on last week's. We quote : For BUoker* and half grown. 2d to 4d \ Summers, 81 to 8d ; 'lack and f*w W , 7d to l^d; fair ordinary tieo d greys, lOd to 14Jd ; be<i wintpr greys full f'l'red and thin pelts, 15$ d to 17d per lb : extrn prime, a • hade more. Hides.—There is no quotable alteration to report in prioes, t or in the position of the market generally. The usual looal demand

continue! to exist, neatly If not all ooralug forward going to local manufacturers at the following quotations, viz :—Dry salted, prime, heavy weights, 2|d to 3d ; medium, 2Jd to 2Jd; light, 2d to 2Jd, inferior, tyl to If 1 per lb. Tallow. -A very fair demar.d continues to exist, and the market firm at late quotations. Shppers are operating to a limitci extent, but tho bulk of the offerings go to the local manufacturers, We quote prime render d mutton, 19s to 20s; medium to (rood, 16? to 18s; inferior and mixed, 12s 6d to 15s ; rough fat—fur clean fresh mutton caul, 13s Gd to 14s; inferior to medium and good, 9a to 13s per cwt. Grain.—Wheat is only in very moderate request, and the tendency of the market is still towards lower prices The few parcels that are being sold onsist chiefly of choice samphs from particular localities, and the trade being fully cognisant of the fact that the supply is more than ample-for their requirements, show no disposition to purchase-no more than is actually necessary for present demands. Parcels of ordinary quality are difficult to move, at very little more than fowls' wheat prices. The latter is in very good demand, and easily disposed of at prices relatively higher than for ordinary. We quote prime milling 3s 6d to3jßd; mediumtogood,nomiual, 3s3d to3ssd: inferior to good whole fowls' wheat, 2s 9J to 3j 3d (ex stoie) -Oats: Iho blight improvement noticed last wo:-k has quickly subsided. Good stout bright feed cau b.) diapo3td of forshipm nt, but buyers are not inclined to give tho prices obtaining a wesk ago. The demand for oatmeal has considerably eased rff, aid in consequence millers are not operating to any extent. During the week at auction a small parcel of e : gliteen sackH prime Canadians brought 2s lOd; another srna 1 lot, but «'>t quite so bright, 2s 8d; medium to good feed, 2s fid to 2s 6d ; a line of long Tartarians, 2s 8d (sacas extra). —Barley: The market for this cereal is almost at a standstill. Maltsters are fully supplied for the time being, and are not buying, except the quality is extra prime. Medium ia unsaleable, exept at prices a good deal below current quotations. Feed and nailing arealsj difficult to move. We quote: Prima malting, 3-i 7 1 to 3j 9d ; medium (nominal), 3. 3d to 3a Od; feed and milling, to 2* 91 (• x store, sacks extn), Ryepiass seed is moving off quietly, ond the dem >nd expected to increase as the season advances We quote: 1 ocal grown machinedressed, 4b 3d to 4j 9d : undressed, 3s 3d to 4s; Poverty Bay. 5s 6d to 7s (ex store, sacks extra). Cocksfoot seed is in fully supply, with only a moderate demand. Quotations are: For machine-dressed, 4d to 4JJ; inferior to medium and good, 2Jd to 3Jd per IK Potatoes.-The market continues quiet, and late rates difficult to maintain. There is an idea prevailing, however, that further on higher prices will be obtained, the supply being considered insufficient for requirements. We quote prime Northern, Bis to 90s ; Southern (best), 70s to 75 s per ton. Dairy Produce.—The maiket for both cheese and butter remains remarkably quiet, and no business<f any consequence passing. Shippers hesitate to operate, outside markets being considered unfavorable —quotations nominal. [By Telegraph.] Sydney, August 28.-The wheat market is quiet; chick feed, 34 3d to 3i 41; New Zealand milling, 3* lOd to 43 3.1; Californian, 4s 4d to 4s 7d ; Adel .ide, 5s 3d. Flour: New Zealand stone-made, L 9 10s to 1.9 153 ; roller-made, LlO 5s to LlO 15h. Oats: Feeding, 2s 9d to 3a, tho market glutted ; seed, 3d Id to 3s 2d. Maiz.3: 3s to 3s Id, pleutiful supply. Barley : Capo, 2i 8d to 3i (nominal). Bian : Qaiet, to with a declining market. Pollar 1: Dull, 9 Potatoes: New Zea'and, L 5; Circular Heads, L 5 10s. Onions: Slow sale. Ll9 to L3O. Butter: Imported dairy-made, 8d to 9d; separator - made, lOd to Is. Cheese (market glutted), 4i to 7d Bacon (steady): Hand-cured, 6£i to.7£d; New Z;aland cured, 9d to 9Jd. Hams IsMelbourne, August 28. -Wheat firm at 5b 6d. Oats: New Zealaud stout, 4d Id. Barley: Caps, 3sloid. Peas. 5s 2d. Adelaide, August 28.—There is little animation in the wheat market, and a fall of Is 61 is expected as soon as the new season's crop is avaiKble. Present quotations are 4s 10dto4* Flour: Stone-made, L 9 15s ; roller, Lll ]sj to Ll2 Oats, 4i 4d. Barley : Malting, 4s 6d to ss. Bran, BJd. Polla'd, Is Id.

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 7997, 28 August 1889

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 7997, 28 August 1889

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