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The amount of revenue collected at the Custom-house on goods cleared to-day for consumption waa LBl9lßs 7(1 Wo understand that several Taieri farmers, having become satisfied (after making every inquiry) that the shipping of horses to India would prove sufficiently remunerative to considerably more than recoup them for their outlay, have decided to complete airangements with an Indian firm of importers for the forwarding of a considerable number of draught and hack horses. During August, 64 men and 24 women arrived at Port Chalmers from the United Kingdom, whilst one man left for the Old Country. MINING NOTES. The Kaitangata Coal Company have pierced another seam of coal 28ft thick in their new prospecting drive, at a distance of 1,978ffc from the surface. Ihe coal is said to be of excellent quality. The Waipapapa Dredging Company have obtained 98oz of amalgam for six days’ dredging. Latest reports from the Nenthorn district state that the population is increasing rapidly, every day bringing fresh arrivals on the field. It is estimated that between 500 and 600 persons are now situated there in various occupations. The mining prospects a,re considered in every way of a satisfactory nature, and are also improving as the work progresses. Buildings are being erected in all directions, and the township is assuming quite an important aspect. As yet there has been little or no larrikinitm in the district, while the public-houses are < oaducted in a respectable manner. Owing to ihe anival of several undesirable characters, however, the residents are becoming somewhat uneisy, as properties are very much exposed, an(l are pot strongly built. (Should these person? omtinue to arrive on the field it is intended fjo gitate for police supervision, hut as yet po rowdyism hag manifested itself,

Exhibited in one of the front windows of the Colonial Bank are five cakes of retorted gold, the metal coming from Mr Sew Hoy’s Big Beach dredging claims. The smallest of the cakes weighs 30oz odd, while the largest—a really handsome piece of metal—weighs 116uz, PROPERTY SALE. James Samson and Co. rf port having so’d by auction sections 7, 8, 9, 11, ami 12, with buildings thereon (the residence of the late Mr George Folkes), Calton, North-east Valley, to Mr Wardlaw, for L6OO cash.

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 8002, 3 September 1889

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 8002, 3 September 1889

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