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COMMERCIAL.

The amount of revenue collected at the Castom-house on goods cleared to-day for oorsumpfcion was—Customs, L 3.831 141 Id; primage, LIGB 195 3d ; total. L 4.000 13s 4d. Messrs E. C. Reynolds and Co., auctioneers, report having sold privately allotments 45 and 46, block lb', Dunedin, fronting Cumberhnd street, to Messrs J. Duthie and Co., at a satisfactory figure. At the fourth wool auctions at Melbourne yesterday the bidding was animatod and competition brisk. There was a large attendance of buyers. Tho New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency catalogued 5,330 bales, of which number 4,762 were sold. Tho following are the best rates realised:—Greasy merino, Is lAd; greafy combing. Is 2d; greasy cross-brede, Is Hi; greasy lambs, la lsd; greasy pitccs, Hid"; scoured meiino, Is B|d; scoured pieces, lsoji. The Government Insurance Department, which has been paying a lump sum of 12,000 per annum for the carriage of its lettorp, is to have a special postage (tamp, bearing a lighthouse on its face, with the wordi " Government secuiity " printed across it. It is e-«tima'ed that L2 000 is too much to pay, and a saving will be effected by paying for tho postaga in the usual way. STATISTICAL. Tho imports into New Zealand for tho September quarter were L 1.901,651, against L 1,559,778 for the same quarter of last year. Nearly a million and a-half's worth came from England. Next in order are Victoria, Now South Wales, tho United State?, Chino, India, and Fiji. Tho exports during the tame period were L 1.297,676', agiinst L 1,302,057 the previous year. The slight reduction is accounted for by the fallingoff of L 85.000 in gold and LOO.OOO in wheat. In everything else there has been an increase. Flax has jumped from L 19.000 to L 97.000.

The Customs returns for October were— LUG,SIB (to which something less than LI,OOO will have to be added for Westport), against LUG,3IO for September, and L 124,553 for October last year. The principal ports show as follows: Auckland, L 24,387 ; Wellington, L 19,204 ; Chriatchuich, L 22,914; Dunedin, L 27.702. The beer duty showed L 4 98G (without tho Westport return), against L 4.536 for October last year, and L4.06G for September last. Auckland contributed L 1,059, Wellington L 520, Christchurch Ll,oll, Dunedin L 1,250. OTAGO STOCK EXCHANGE. TO-DAY'S QUOTATION'S.

welcome luiaj .. ~ .. o 15 U Members: Messrs A. Bartleman, 0. S. Brodrick, John Davie, A, Hordman, Walter Hislop, B. H. Leary and Co., Leslie A. Norman. 0. S. Reeves, John Reid and Sons, E. C. Reynolds, J. R. Scott. MINING NOTES. Our Nasoby correspondent writes; —“The Nasaby people are again storing, and are determined to see the Neuthorn goldfield developed. The Nenthorn Consolidated, Victoria, and Break-o’-Day Gold Mining Companies’ battery has arrived from San Francisco under the care of an expert, who will control operations for six months. I am informed that the battery is the most complete of the kind ever imported to New Zealand. The number of shareholders In

I those companies being Email, and the claims proved to be licb, share* are very firm, and there are few sellers. It is only a question of a little time to see Nenthorn established on a firm basis as a goliifield. It will be remembered that some time ago two Chinamen were convicted of robbing a tail race ia Spec Gully, near Naseby, and sentenced to three years' imprisonment, with hard labor. This conviction was secured entirely on the evidence of footprints found at the race, and carefully dug up by Constablo Willis, of Naseby, who was highly oomplimerited by Judge Williams on the masterly manner in which he had found and followed up the clue. Recently the miners of the district marked their apprec'atton of Mr Willis's ability by presenting him with a handsome gold watch. It is a pity that the Police Department do not recognise real merit, such as Conbtable Willis ha* manifested, by promotion. Unless the Government do so, theie is no stimulus to the detection of ciime or to advancement. Thero are few crim s more difficult of detection than tail race robberies, and Constable Willis may without hyperbole be called the Lecjctj of the Now Zealand police force." MINING SHARK QUOrATIONS. The following were net prices quoted at the o'oaiug of the Reefion Mining and Stock Exchange evening : I!uYKhB.-A!exitidra4d, BendigoOJ, Kloctric Light Is 6d, Fiery Cross 7< 3d, Golden Lead !)J, Gillant 2s Bd, Inglewood 2s Sd, National 10.1, Drake 2s Bd, South Wealth 2d, Venus 9d, SK!,LKRS.-Alcxandra (H, Bi<r Kivers 2s 9d, Empre6B 4<), Eureka 2s, O.'obo 22s Od, Homeward es 9J, Happy Valley 6d, Pioneer id, Merrijiirs 6d, Hercules 3s, Nat'ona] 10.1, New Britannia 7d, Pandora Is Si, Reform Gd, Alpine IBs, Welcome (old issue) 15a 9d.

Buyers. Sellers. & B. d. £ 0. d. Banks— Colonial of New Zealand .. 2 2 0 2 2 0 National.. 1 15 0 1 10 0 New Zealand (old issue) .. 6 7 6 6 12 6 Insurance— Colon! il .. 0 5 8 National.. 0 18 0 New Zealand 3 2 8 3 5 O South British 1 12 (i 1 13 8 Standard 0 13 3 0 13 9 Union 1 B 3 1 5 9 SinrriNo— Now Zealand Shipping 3 15 0 4 0 0 Union Steam 12 10 0 12 15 0 Coal— Kalfangata 18 10 0 19 0 0 Walton Park 0 3 6 0 4 0 Westport.. 2 12 G 2 13 0 Mercantile— Commercial Property and Finance 0 13 0 0 13 0 Dunedin Finance, Loan and Agency 0 14 0 0 14 6 Dunedin C. and S. Tram* ways .. 0 2 2 0 2 0 Miiburn Lime and Cement 1 7 6 1 10 0 Mosgiel Woollen Factory .. 4 2 6 4 4 0 Mornington Tramwoy 0 6 6 0 7 0 National Mortgage and Agency 0 11 0 0 11 3 New Zealand Loan and Mercantile 3 6 0 3 7 0 Now Zealand Refrigerating 3 0 0 3 1 0 Now Zealand Drug 0 19 3 0 19 0 1 Otago Drily Times’ 8 0 0 8 2 8 Roslyn Tramway.. 1 8 0 1 9 O Trustees and Executors .. 1 4 6 1 6 0 Otago Dredging Companies— Fraukton Beach (vendors’ shares, 7s Od paid up) .. O 5 0 0 6 0 Frankton Beach (Contributing) 0 2 0 0 2 1 Golden Bar (20s paid up) .. 0 18 0 0 17 0 Golden Bar (Contributing) 0 4 3 0 4 0 Kawnrau Big Beach (7s Od paid up) 0 5 0 0 6 0 Kawarau Big Beach (Contributing) 0 2 8 0 2 7 Shotovcr River (contributing, 7s 6d paid up) 1 9 Shotover River (contributing, 2a).. 0 1 0 0 1 3 Talisman (IBs paid up) 0 0 6 0 10 0 Talisman (Contributing) .. 0 2 0 0 2 3 Upper Shotover 0 I 9 0 1 10 Upper Waipori .. 0 1 0 0 1 9 Waipapa 2 0 0 2 2 6 Wakatipu (7s 6d paid up).. 0 6 0 0 6 6 Wakatipu (Contributiig) .. 0 3 3 0 8 0 Sluicing Companies— Fair Maid, Westport (103 paid up) 0 16 0 0 17 0 Fair Maid, Westport (contributing) 0 9 0 0 10 0 United Hercules (£1 paid up) 1 12 6 (| United Hercules (contributing) .. 1 6 0 Otaoo Quartz Companies— Blue Slate .. .. 0 9 6 0 10 0 Croesus (2s paid up) 0 2 3 0 2 4 „ (contributing 0 2 0 0 2 1 Eureka (10s paid up) 0 5 0 Gallant Tip 0 3 3 0 3 6 Green's Reef 0 1 9 Golden Gully 0 0 10 0 1 0 Invincible, Head of Lake .. Mount Highiay (6a paid up) 0 3 6 0 4 0 ,, ,, (contributing, 109 paid up) ,, 0 S 0 Nonthorn Consolidated (2s paid 0 1 8 0 1 0 Nenthorn Consolidated (contributing) 0 1 6 0 1 9 Prospectors' 0 7 0 0 7 6 Victoria (2s paid up) 0 1 0 0 1 1 „ (contributing) .. White’s Reef 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 3 0 3 6 Zealandia 0 3 0 Rebton Companies— Alexandra .. .. 0 0 4 0 0 6 Bendigo .. .. ., 0 0 0 Big River 0 2 9 Electric Light ,, 0 1 5 Empress.. ,, 0 0 4 Eureka Extended 0 2 0 Fiery Cross Extended 0 7 3 Gallant .. 0 2 8 Golden Treasure .. 0 0 9 Globe .. .. .. 1 2 6 Happy Valley 0 0 5 Homeward Bound t , 0 6 9 Inglewood 0 2 3 Inkerman 0 18 6 0 19 0 Merrijigs 0 O 6 National.. 0 0 10 0 0 10 New Britannia .. 0 0 7 Nil Desporandum 0 3 0 Pandora 0 1 3 Progress 0 0 4 Pioneer .. .. _ 0 0 6 Scotia .. 0 8 0 Sir Francis Drake 0 2 8 South Wealth of Nations .. 0 0 2 United Alpine (Lyell) „ 0 16 0 Venus Extended Welcome fOldl 0 *0 9 n 1R 0

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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 8053, 1 November 1889

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