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The amount of revenue collected at the Custom-house on goods cleared to-day for consumption was Customs, LOU Os 7J 5 primage, L3O 8s 2d ; total, L 077 17 1 9d. Two meetings of 'he creditors of J. H. Scott, hotelkeeper, of Gisborne, have been held, and nothing done. The creditors are unanimous that the bankruptcy is unsatisfactory. On bankrupt being questioned about the Maoris’ football venture, be said it was a dead loss. The creditors desired to obtain the books of tho football venture, but bankrupt sai 1 there were none kept, and if so, they we c not in the|oolony. The Assignee wa* instructed to get lack all the property of tho estate possible, also to take from bankrupt his gold watch, ai d in tho mo ntime bankrupt to be allowed to go to Auckland to endeavor to rah e money to make a small offer of a dividend. MINING NOTES. The following are tiro Kcefton battery returns for tire past week:—Globe, 14!) jz of amalgam from 175 tons ; Progress, lOOiz of amalgam fur the week ; Fiery Cross, 162 oz of ama'gam from 77 tons; Inkerman, 180oz .amalgam from CO ton a . The Fair Maid Gold Mining Company, Westport, report for four days ended Wednesday, 2nd inst., !)2oz amalgam from tables only. Our Queenstown correapt ndent wires:—‘‘A very encouraging report is to hand from the Premier Mine at' Macetown, Highly payable stone Ims been struck in the main level. Thom is promise of permanency, a rise having been put in 20ft, and gold continues, 'ibis will enable the mine to he worked to much greater advantage than has hitherto been the case." Post Office Notice. Mails close at the Chief Post Office, Dunedin, subject to any neoessaiy alterations as under:— Local mails between Dunedin and Oamaru, also those for the Naseby line, will close at 7.15 a.m., and be forwarded by the 7.45 a.m. train. For Northern Ports, overland dally, at 10.30 a.m., at Chief Post Office, Late letters, guard’s van. North express train, at 11 a.m. The Post Office, Dunedin North, will be cleared at 10 a.m. WEDNESDAY, foroiinn 9. For Northern Ports.—Per Mararoa, at 1.50 p.m. Late letters, guard’s van, Port train, at 2 30 p m. Thursday, Ootorer 10. For Southland, Australian Colonies, India, China, Japan, ConHnent of Europe, United Kingdom, etc.—Per Ta'awera, at 250 p.m. Money orders (for Australian Colonies cnly), registered letters, and newspapers, at 1 50 p.m. Late letters, 0.P.0., at 3 p.m. r IRIDAY, CcTOHER 11. For Akaroa.—Per Mabinapua, at 445 p.m. (Signed) Edw. D. Butts, Chief Postmaster, Chief Post Office, Dunedin, October 7.

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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 8031, 7 October 1889

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COMMERCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 8031, 7 October 1889