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The amount of revenue collected at the Castom-honso on goods cleared to-<Uy for oorsumption was Customs, L 2,117 12j; primage, L 65 8s 3d|; total, L 2.183 0s 3d. We notice that grossly misleading quotations arc appearing in the cablegrams from Now Zealand to Australian papers as to the price of New Zealand oats. In recent issues the price is quoted at 1b 74d, which naturally has a damagine effeot on the market here. As a matter of fact, the Bluff quotations to-day for f.a.q, are 25d to 26d, firm ; while the National Mortgage Company last week sold a large line, f.0.b., Dunedin, at 2s 3d. MINING NOTE 3. |Frobi Our Lawkescs Correspondent.) Stewart and Garo have made a start to crush at their ncwly-ercctcd battery on the Long Gully line of quartz reef at Waipori. The stone looks splendid, showing gold freely. Over 400 shares will be applied for at Waipori in O'Brien's deep lead claim, which is now in the hands of a Dunedin syndicate, who have arranged to float it. All the working miners possessed of little capital are investing in the company. The claim is a mont valuable one. It is reported that the Island Block Company are now on a good run of gold. MINING SHAKE QUOTATIONS. The following were Dot prices quoted at the closing of the Recfion Mining and Stock Exchange on Saturday evening : BiJVKRS.-Alcxandra id, Bcndipo lOd, Fiery Crocs 7s Gel, Golden Lead 9J, Gallant 3s 2d, Happy Valley id, Hard-to-Fird If, Inplowood 2s 6d, Lyell Creek Extended Gd, National Od, Drakes 2s Bd, Olobo 21s 6d, Venus 9d, South Wealth 2d. Sblleiis.—Alexandra Cd, Big Rivers 2s Bd, Empress 4d, Eureka 2a, Gallant 3s Bd, Globo 225, Homewards 6s !)1, Happy Vallov 6d, Londonderry 3d, Hercules 3s, Britannia Bd, Pandora Is 3d, Reform 64, Triumph Od, Alpine 15s sd, Venus Is Id. THE LABOR MARKET. Mr Skene reports :—Country demand keeps up, and town shows more real activity than for years. Late wages: Couples, L 65 to L 75; ploughmen 20j, second do 17s fid ; shepherds, LCO; mustercrs vary; cooks, 25s to 30a; store hands, 15s to 20s; milkers, 10*, 12s, and 15s ; waiters, 20s; boots. 15s; gardeners, 255, and 6s to 8i per day; bushmen, 5a per cord; boys, Ds to 10s; rabbitters, 16s per 100. THE LONDON MARKETS. The New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company, Limited, havo received the following telegram from their London office, dated Ist :-"Tallow —Market weak. Good mutton U worth 25s 6d, and good beef 24s Cd per cwt. Frozen Meat—Mutton market has an upward Canterbury mutton is worth SJ, and Wellington 4jjd per lb. Beef market unchanged."

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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 8055, 4 November 1889

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COMMERCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 8055, 4 November 1889