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The amount of revenue collected at the Custom-house on goods cleared to-day for consumption was—Customs. L 264 7s 9d; primage, L 37 9s 6d j total, L30117s 3d. There has not been much activity in the import market during the week. Sugars are steady at last week’s quotations. The Hangchow arrived yesterday with the second direct shipment of new season tea, acd, as buyers have been holding off, waiting her anival, we may look for a good business in this line during the next week. Fruits continue firm. Currants are selling at 4Jd; sultanas, SRI; elemes, sjd. There has been some speculation in dressed rice, and an advance of 12 is wanted. Patna also is hardening in price. Fish remains quiet. Woolpacks are quoted up to 2a Sd. THE LABOR MARKET. Mr Skene reports that thero ii a healthy demand for suitable country people, and there is every sign of a very busy season in both town and country, AVages do not fluctuate much, and the right sort of people have no trouble in getting good wages, PROPERTY SALES. The Perpetual Trustees, Estate, and Agency Company report the sale of tho following ptopertiesSections 6 and 7, block 1, Highlay district, 98 acres, at 29s per acre; also section 1, block 2, town of Macraes, at L 3 10s. James Samson and Go. report having sold to the mortgagee allotment 3, block 10 (Bellknowcs estate), together with dwelling and outhouses thereon. THE LONDON MARKETS. The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company have received tho following cablegram from their London office : —“ The wheat market is slightly firmer. New Zealand wheat: Average is worth 34s per 4961b. Tho tallow market is dull, and has declined about 6d since last report. The mutton market dull. Weather unfavorable. Canterbury is worth 51 per lb ; AVellington is worth 4jfd, Beef market unchanged.”

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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 8024, 28 September 1889

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COMMERCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 8024, 28 September 1889