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The amount of revenue collected at the C mtom-house on goods cleared to-day for consumption was —Customs, LGSB 6s; primage, LIBB 9s lid; total, L1,09515s lid.


Tho railway revenue for the four weeks ended 17th August amounted to L 71,538, of which tho North Island lines contributed L23,0G2 and the Middle Island lines L 48.675. In the corresponding period last year the receipts wore LG2.787, the North Island linos contributing L 20,564 and the Middle Island linos L 42,223. Tho expenditure was L 50,346, tho North Island lines absorbing L 1.6,686 and tho Middle Island lines L 33,659, In tho corresponding period of tho previous year tho expenditure was L 15,456, of which L 16.604 was on the North Island linos and L 31,851 on the Middle Island lines. Calculated on a yearly average tho percentage of expenditure to revenue on the several lines was as follows in the two periods of 1889 and 1888:—North Island; Kawakawa, 8G 15, 82.23; Whangarei, 98 71. GG.53; Auckland, 75,23, 71.22; Napier, 58.12, G0.13; Wellington, G8.24. 81 06; Wanganui, 71 47, 92 19 ; total, 69 75, 75,79. Middle Island; HurunuiBluff, 60.08. 68.11; Grcymouth, 63.16, 52.75; Westport, 44.41, 58,01 ; Nelson, 60.05, 93 42; Picton, 87.48. 117.40; total, 60.13, 63.19. Grand total 62.95, 67.01. The following are the detailed returns for the Hurunui-Bluff section:—

{Brokers' reports and announcements may he inserted in this column on specially arranged terms.] LONDON RABBITSKIN MARKET.

Messrs Arthur M’Donald and 00. report as follows for the week ending 25th inst.; Cablegrams reporting the position of the London sales of Friday last are rather contraVictory, However, we feel Ratified that the market was then very firm, which was in a great measure due to the small catalogues offered, caused by tho non-delivery of the large shipments per Eaikoura, Doric, and Tongariro, owing to the strike. When these shipments, together with tho usual supply, are submitted in November, it is difficult to forecast the effect they will have unon the market. AHhough there is no increase in tho limits locally, an active inquiry exists at 17d to 17jd for superior thin-pelte'’, and 15d to 16W for good to prime. Winter colored is firm at 9d to lid. Summers and autumns: Few offering. Springs, lOd to 13d. These prices ate free of all charges.

Passengers— 8. R. 8. B. First-doss 8,461 15,940 7.708 14,472 62,708 Second-class 33,039 59,502 31,059 Total .. 41,500 75,508 38,767 67,180 Season Tickets . 340 337 Parcels, cto. No. 17,339 No. 15,748 Goods— Drava No 19 No. 15 Cattle .. 690 807 Calves.. 8 so Sheep .. 46,553 2,548 40.345 PitfS .. 1,827 Total 49,818 43 074 Chaff, etc. Tons. 3,595 Tons. 1,260 711 Wool .. 992 Firewood 2,745 1,855 Timber 6,841 4.975 Grain .. 21,999 27.679 Merchandise . . M 19,089 17,108 Minerals 26,233 23,426 Total 81,497 77,014 Revenue— Passengers £ 14,220 £ 11,907 Parcels and luggage 1,450 1,270 Goods .. . 25,018 22,505 Miscellaneous 840 1,162 Rents and commission .. “ 762 638 Total £42,882 £37,876

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 8022, 26 September 1889

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 8022, 26 September 1889

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