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The amount of revonue collected at the Custom-house on goods cleared for eonsumption -was Customs, L 2.127 12s u'd; primage, L9O 17s Id; total, L 2.218 9i 7d. By the incoming San Francisco mail advices are to hand that the outward rates of freight by the New Zealand Shipping Company's Royal Mail steamers havo been reduced by 5s per ton. Wo (' Lyttelton Times') are sure this information will be gladly received by the various importers of New Zealand. J. R. hotelkeepor, of Gisborne, who was manager of the Maori football team, has filed his schedule.

[Brokers' reports and announcements may be •inserted in this column on special!,!/ arranged terms.] RABBITSKIN MAKKET.

Messrs Arthur M'Donald and Co. repott as follows for the week ending 18th inst.:

There is very little alteration to note in the position of the market since our laßt. An active inquiry exists for really prime skins, and prices are very firm as previously quoted. The present demund ha« had the effeot of bringing very large supplios forward, which include several large station lines, and we do not think sellers will regret having disposed of their skins locally. From the last London catalogues just to hand wo notice that the majority of the linen sold at lesi than the equivalent local rates. This bears out our previous remarks that buyers here for manufacturers' account can give London prices, less only freight and insurance.


The Fair Maid Gold Mining Company, Westport, report having got on the beginning of their lead last week. Return (for twelve hours' work, Wednesday and Thursday), 2102 of amalgam; for sixteen hours' (Friday and Saturday), 38oz of amalgam, from tables only. The ripples have still to be washed up.

(By Telegraph.]

Sydney, September 18.—In the wheat market there is steady business. Chick feed, 3s 4d to 3h (id ; New Zealand millina;, 3a 101 to 4s 3d; Oaliforninn, 4s 4d to 4s (id; Adelaide, 5s 4d. Flour: New Zealand stone-mane, L 9 10s to L 9 15s ; roller-made, LlO 10s to Lll. Oats: Feediug, 2s 9.i to 3s ; seed, 3s 2d t.. 3s 3d. Maize, 3s to 3s 2d. Barley: Cape, 2a 7d to 2» od. Bran, 9d. Pollard, Bd. Potatoes: New Zealand, L 5 to L 5 5-t (firm); Circular Heads, L 5 15s to L 6. Onions: Victorian, L3O; San Francisco, L3O to L3l. Butter: Dairy-made, 9d ; separator, lOd to lid ; factory, lid to Ip. Cheese, 4d to 7d, market glutted. Bacon : 6d to 7d ; New Zealand, 8d to 9<J. Melbourne, September 18. The wheat market is unsettled, and nominally 4s 3d. Oats: Now Zealand stout (ex store), 3s lOd. M*ize, 4s Barley (quiet), 3s lOd. Bran, Is 2d. Peas are in demand. Ai elaide, September 18.—Grain : Business is exceedingly quiet. Wheat: For farmers' lots at outports, 4s 7& to4s.Bd; for sTnVpping parcels at Port Adelaide, 4s lOd to 4s lid. Flour: Roller-mado, Lll to Lll 15s. Oats: New Zealand (in bond), 33 5d to 3a Gd. Barley : Capp, 3s 3d to 3s 6d; English malting, 4s 93 to ss.

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 8016, 19 September 1889

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 8016, 19 September 1889

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