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The amount of revenue collected at the Custom-house on goods cleared to-day for oonsumptioa was Customs, L 575 17s 2d; primage, L2 14a !M; total, L 578 Us lid. We understand that Mr A. Evans (manager of the Canterbury trams) has secured the patent rightsof Young’s Palace rare for the Christchurch »nd suburban lines. The Dunod'n Tramway Company have also secured the patent for their lines, MINING NOTES. At to-day’s meeting of the Otago Stock Exchange the following letter from Mr J. F. Healey, hon. corresponding member for Arrowtown, was read Having laid before the Lake County Council on the sth inst. the necessity of makieg a road from Oibbston coal pits to the mouth of the Shotover, going along the south side of the Kawarau to the end of the Horseshoe Bend Company’s claim, and thus being able to supply coal at a cheap rate to all the dredging claims on the line, I have pleasure in stating that the following notice of motion was tabled—viz: ‘That this Council at its next meeting proceed to form a road from Morven Ferry site to the flat opposite the Horseshoe Bend on the south side of the Kawarau River, and repair the old Morven Ferry road from Kawarau Bridge.' By the formation of this road the whole of the claims on the line between Arrow River mouth and Shotover mouth can be supplied with coal from two pits at a very low rate.” A miners’ association has been formed at Maerewhenua, The assay of the silver ore found at Puhipuhi, near Whangarei, gives 1540z to the ton,

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 8035, 11 October 1889

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 8035, 11 October 1889

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