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The amount of revenue collected at the Custom-house on goods cleared to-day for consumption was—Customs, L 1,949 19s 6d; primage, LllO 4s ; total. L 2,060 3s 6d. For the month—Customs, L 27.322 Is 7d; primage, L 874 10s 2d ; total, 128,196 11s 9d. Mr John Kirkwood, wine merchant, of Auckland, has been d.‘dared insolvent, with liabilities at L 3,254 and assets at L 968. The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company have received the following telegram from their London office, dated 29th inst. “Wool Committee protest against the increased dock charges.”

[Brokers' reports and announcements may he inserted in this column on specially arranged terms, ] WOOL AND SKIN MARKET.

Messrs Arthur M'Donald and Go. report as follows for the week ended October 29: — Wool.—A strong inquiry exists, and wo have done a good business during the week, principally in fefimongers’ lines, at prioes fully equal to those lately ruling. None of the new clip is yet to hand. Sheepskins have especial (.inquiry at prices equal to to 7£d for best lines; other lots (including short-woolled) 5d to 6jd. Rabqitskins.—The bulk of the business now being done is in spring lots, which, owing to tb. very open weather, are for the most part poor. Any fines of really prime winters are eagerly taken up at prices which must bo satisfactory to sellers,

Mining no*es. Tho first pared of gold from tho Nenthofn arrived in town last night in charge of Mr Bevan, of tho Bank of Now Zealand. Iho Crccdiis cakes weigh 4530z from 310 tons of stone. . THE BANK OF NhW SOUTH WALES. Cablegram received that at the half-yearly general meeting of tho proprietors, hold at Sydney to-day, tho usual dividend of 15 per cent, and bonus of 2-i- per cent., equal to per cent, pr annum, was declared, and LIO,OOO placed to reserve fund, which now stands at L 910,000, .. [By Telegraph.] Gisborne. October 31.—The statement of Andrew Graham, who has been declared bankrupt, shows unsecured creditors 1-9,017 Is lid; secured c* editors, L 5,828 15s 91, the estimated value of the securities being L 7.400, The assets (including surplus from securities) are set down at L 2,978 4s 3d; the deficiency is 16,93817s Bd. The largest unsecured creditors are the Assets Company of Edinburgh (represented by Mr J. M. Ritchie, Dunedin), L 5 9CO; F. Hamilton, Gisborne, L 1,639; W. Graham, Gisborne, L 607; J. Orr, Gisborne, L 89 0; J. H. Sarr, a shepherd, L 527. Alexander Grant, sheep farmer, of Hawke’s Bay, is secured for LI, 100; as also are the trustees in the estate of tho late Samuel Parsons, of Napier, for L 1,630. Sydney, October 30.—Wheat—chickfeod 3s 4d, New Zealand milling 3s 91 to 4s, Californian 4s 5d to 4s 8d (nominal), Adelaide 5s 2d to 5s 5d ; flour—New Zealand stone-made L 9 5s to L 9 15s, roller-made LlO 5s to LI I; oats—milling sorts 2s 6d to 2s 91, seed 2s lOd to 3s; ranis >, 3s 3d; barley, Cape, 2s 8d to 2s lOd (nominal); bran, 8d to BJd; pollard, 8d; chaff, New Zealand cut, L 5 10s; potatoes—market dull, New Zealand L 5 to L 5 10s, Circular Heads L 5 15s to L 6 4a; onions, L2sto L 5 7; butter—dairy-made 6J to 7d, factory 9d to 9Ad; cheese 6d to 6M; bacon—local cured 6d to 7d, New Zealand cured 9d to 9Jd ; hams, Is. Bbi.-banr, October 30.—This year’s sugar yield is estimated at 38,000 tons, and tho home consumption is expected to be under 13.G00 tons, Finest Queensland whites are quoted at L 23. _ .

Melbourne, October 80 —Wheat, 5s 4d. Flour: Stone-made, Lll; roller-ma J e, Lll 10s, with an upward inclination. Oats (stout), 3s 8d; holders of New Zealand sorts want 3s 9d. Maize, 4s 6d. Barley (malting), 5s 6d. Bran, Is Id. Tho sugar market is brisk. Queensland whites, L 2510 5; greys, 124; yellows, 120 10«.

Adelaide October 30.—Wheat is quiet at 4s 4d; new crop offering, 4i 6d. Flour: Stonemade, Llolos to L1015s; roller-made, Lll 15s to Ll2. Bran dull, 7H to Bd, Pollard, 91 to 9Jd. The potato market is weaker than at last quotations, Circular Heads being at L6los.

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 8052, 31 October 1889

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 8052, 31 October 1889

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