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The amount of revenue collected at the Custom-house on goods cleared to-day for conHumption 'was Customs, L3lO 18s 4d; primage, L 8 2s 2d; total, L3’9 Os 6d. Business during the week in the import market has been fairly active. Sugars are in good inquiry. At auction yesterday a shipment of Queensland was all sold. Fine white brought L2O 2s 6d, and greys up to L 1915 5; the bulk of the consignment being bought for the North, Teas have sure business, both in half-chests and boxes. Dried fruits continue firm. Currants are offering in parcels, 4Jd; sultanas, s|jd to 6sd. Blemes, sid. In fish, cocktail salmon brings Us, other brands 9s 6d to 10s; sardines 8s to 8s 6d for halves, 4s 6d to 5s quarters. Kerosene is slow. Dressed rice is firmly held at the advance lately reported. Woolpaoks move off up to 2s 3d. Milkmaid milk is scarce. Coarse castor oil is selling from 3s 4d to 3s fid, Raw and boiled linseed, 3e Id and 3s 2d. Colza, 8s 9d.

MINING NOTES. In this issue appears the full prospectus of the Roxburgh Amalgamated Mining and Sluicing Company, concerning which it may be remarked that the directors have opened up a section of the property and proved the valuable nature of the ground. _ Shareholders will therefore not be working entirely In the dark. The Waipori coi respondent of the ‘Tuapeka Times ’ writes: —“ Tho Dunedin syndicate who have negotiated the sale of O’Brien Brothers’ claim have a raining expert employed prospecting the claim. Some splendid prospects, I hear, are being obtained. The Canton Company cleaned up a thirty ton crushing of mullock on Saturday la l t. The stuff gave a return of 23dwt to tho ton. I am within the mark when I say that fully half the gold still remains in tho tailings on account of the large quantity of pyrites tho stone carries. There is abundant evidence that the mine is a really valuable one. I have just heard that the reef has been struck in the claim to the eastward of Stewart and Care’s in Long Gully.” THE LABOR MARKET. Mr Skene reports; —We may now fairly be said to have turned ‘‘the corner,” supply and demand being pretty evenly adjusted. Wages : Gardeners, 6a to 8s per day and 25a per week ; grooms, 15s and 20s ; cooks, 20s to 80s; couples, L6stoL 75 ; shepherds, L6O and L7O; ploughmen, Iss, 17s 6d, and 20s; milkers, Ids to 15s and 20s; bushmen, 5s per cord ; boys, 5s to 10s; store hands, 16a and 20j; country smiths, 25s and 80s. THE LONDON MARKETS. Messrs Dalgety and Co. have received tho following cablegram from their London office, under date 4th inst:—“Brisk demand for sheepskins; price i are 2 to 3 per cent, higher. Wool sales firm; lately reported rates fully maintained.”

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 8030, 5 October 1889

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 8030, 5 October 1889

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