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The amount of revenue collected at the Customhouse on soodi-' cleared for consumption to-day wa* £2,313 lis 7d.; The coal export from Westport last week was 1,259 tons (of which the Westport Company shipped 3,86!) tons, and the Cardiff Company 590). MINING NOTES. The Dunedin Stock Exchange reports the following returns for last week:—Golden Gate. 48oz 17dwt; Golden Treasure, 250z (for five days); Otago, 21oz 12dwt; Keep-it-Dark (Reafton), G'9oz amalgam from 110 tons. The yield for the Clyde Dredging Company, Limited, for last week \va3 390z. Th» dredgo shifted nor position during the week. Mr A. Hamilton, secretary of tho Dunedin Dredge Gold Mining Company, reports the receipt of tha following telegram: "Shifted dredge Wednesday ; no wash up this week." Mr C. S. Reeves reports 250z Bdwt 7gr gold from the Enterprise dredge for lost week. A Greymouth telegram says that the excitement about the Paparoa reefs is increasing, some magnificent stone being unearthed. GRAIN AND PRODUCE REPORT. Dalgety and Co., Limited, report haviDg held their usual weekly auction, whea a fair number of buyers were present. Oats.—Values remain unchanged since our last report, although there is a rather better inquiry owing to a fair amount of shipping having been done during the last few days. We quote: Prime milling up to 2s 3d ; good feed, Is lid to Is medium, Is 10Jd to is lid.

Wheat.—Only a few lines of fowl feed offered, which is worth from 3s 3d to 3s 7d. Potatoes.—Market still overstocked, and sales very difficult to effect. Prime Oamarus, £2 12s 6d to £2lss; Southerns, £2 5s to £2 los. Chaff.—The demand this week was about on a par with last sale. Prime well cut from £3 15a to £3 17s (id; medium, £3 5s to £3 12s 6d: inferior, £2 10s to £3.

Messrs Donald Reid and Co. report that prices ruled as under at their auction sale to-day : Oats.—There is not much change in value to report. Lato quotations for all sorts hold good to-day, but in view of freights being obtainable the demand has been slightly stronger. We quote: Seed lines, 2s 2d to 2s b'd ; prime milling, 2s Id to 2s 3d; good to best feed, Is lid to 23; medium, Is 9Jd to Is 10Jd per bushel (sacks extra\

Wheit.—A good demand exists for all prime milling samples. Medium quality is not much sought after; fowl -wheat meets with more inquiry. We oifered several lines of the latter at auction to-day, and sold same at 33 to 3s 7d per bushel (sacks in).

Barley.—Wo submitted one lot of feed, which sold at 3s 2d per bushel (sacks extra). Potatoes. —The demand is quiet for all sorts, except prime Oamaru Derwents, which are readily saleable. We submitted several trucks of Southern and Canterbury, which sold at £2 5s to £2 12s per ton (sacks in). Chaff.—Best oaten sheaf met with good competition at to-day's Pale, and sold at £3 10s to £3 15s (extra heavy, to £3 17s); medium quality, not so saleable, at £2lss to £3 5s per ton (bags extra).

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 10418, 13 September 1897

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 10418, 13 September 1897

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