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The amount of revenue colleoted at the Custom-house on goods cleared to-d»y for con•nmption was: Customs, L7fll 4s 4d J primage, L3l3a 7d; total, L&22 7s lid. Messrs Dalgoty and Co. have received the following osblegram from their head office, London, dated August 24:—"Public sales of wool in Antwerp : 1,000 bales of Australian catalogued to date. Prices show a rise of frcrn par to a £d in general."

MINING NOTfT. Messrs J. and W. Gage report the following returns from Beefion ;—Keepit-Oark, 392cz from 180 tons; Globe, 33Goz from 190 tots. The Eaiwarra Big Beach Dredging Company, Limited, which was put on the market a day or two ago, has been over subsciiboJ. The ‘ Cromwell Argus ’ says that on the river beach at Lowburu Messrs Buchall and paily have been making Ll. per day (per man fur some time past cradling. An extraordinary piece of mining “smartness ” is relate d by the Reef ton correspondent of the Christchurch ‘Press,’ Several sharebrokers were assembled at an hotel. Presently an unassuming individual expressed a wish to purchase “Haid-to Find ” shares. The brokers were only too ready to obl’ge him, and soon he had purchased 36,000 shares. Now there were only 24,000' abates altogether in the mine, and the point of the joke is that the brokers, to keep their contract with the unassuming one, must purchase from him at his own figure to do so'

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 8000, 31 August 1889

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 8000, 31 August 1889

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