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The amount of revenue collected at the Custom* house on roods cleared for consumption to-das was jE3B6 17s 9d.

The Bank of Australasia pay on October 8 & dividend of £1 per share, being at the rate of £ per cent, per annum. The South Canterbury Farmers' Association declare a not profit for the year of £7, 917. The directors propose a dividend of 8 pet cent, and a 2 per cent, bonus on the paid-up capital, a 4 per cent, bonus on purchases by shareholders, a similar bonus on salaries and wages, o»d there Is. to be 15 per cent, refund on commission* tuned. MINING NOTES.

GOLDEN CROWN DREDGE,. WAIKAIA. A letter has been received by one of the directors from the dredge-master stating that a tidal run of the new dredge was made on Thursday evening, when everything worked very satisfactorily. The designer of the dredge is Mr Edward Roberts, consulting engineer. THE LABOR MARKET. Mr Skene reportsSo far everything is in favor of spring work. Fanners arc hard at work from "early morn to dewy eve.” Rabbiting is now a big industry. Bunny has come to stay, and lauehs at traps, poison, inspectors, and Acts of Parliament. Dairies and stations are wakening up, and wages on the whole are satisfactory. POST OFFICE NOTICES. Mails close at the Chief Post Office, Dunedin (subject to any necessary alterations), as under:— Overland, North, daily, 10.30 a.m. Late letters, mail van, 11 a.m. FEDERAL MAIL SERVICE. Monday, September 13. For Southland, Australian Colonies (via Hobart), India, China, Japan, Straits Settlements, South Africa, Mediterranean Ports, Continent of Europe United Kingdom, etc.—Per Waikare, at 3 p.m. ’ Money orders, registered letters, books, and newspapers, at 3.15 p.m. Late letters, G.P.0., at 2.10 p.m. A supplementary mail will be made up at 3.30 p.m. (overland, to connect with the Waikare at the Bluff). For Northern Porta, New South Wales, and Queensland. Per Wakatipn, at 3 p.m. Lato letters, C.P.0., 3.10 p.m. (Signed) Edm. Cook, Chief Postmaster!" Chief Post Office. September 11. 1897. THE THROUGH TKAINSL Passengers This Day. From Dunedin for the North.—For Christchurch: Mr R. W. Boyce, Mr C. N. Baeyertz. Mr L. A. Bolt, Mr T. Bassett, Miss C. T. G. Stewart. Mr W. Finlay, Sirs Thornhill Cooper, Miss S. Buckland, Mrs Gillies. ,/?, < J S L. Ut ; N ? DIN FOR THE South.— Mr J. Hogg, Mr W. Guthrie, Mr J. M. Jones, Miss Matheson, ?J rs and child, Mrs Shanks, Miss Shanks, Mrs Groves. For Dunedin from the South.— Mrs Paskell, Mr and Sirs Bone. Miss Evans, Mr W. Cole, Mr W. H Inglis, Miss Fletcher, Mr G. H, BuckMr R. B. Halley, Mr C. Butterworth, Mr W-L. Simpson, Mr E. Ross, Mr W. Frisby, Mr J. Scott, Mrs Adams, Misses Adams 2).

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 10417, 11 September 1897

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 10417, 11 September 1897

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