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The amount of revenue collected at the Customhouse on eoo'1<: cleared for consumption to-day was j£1,185 7s 6d. . The list of dairy factories in the colony and the amount of t their output for the season 1896-97 has just been issued by the Department of Agriculture, and shows that the amount of butter and cheeseThifmufactured was:. Cheese, 4,606 tons; butter, : 4,566 tons. The following shows the amount produced in the different provincial districts:—

Cheese. Butter. . Tons. Tons. Auckland ... ... 247 639 Taranaki ... ... 922 23 i >9 Wellington ... ... 1,108 '346 Hawke'sßay ... ... 62 78 Nelson ... ... Marlborough 56 60 Canterbury ... ... 279 540 Otago and Southland ... 1,932 523 MINING NOTES. The result of six weeks' crushing of 966 tons at the Achilles mine, Bullendalc (Skippers), is 5420z of smelted gold, valued at £2,086. Crushing operations have been suspended for the present, as all power available just now is required for pumping*—' Wakatip Mail.' POST OFFICE NOTICE?. 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. ' Thursday, September 23. For Southland, Australian Colonies (via Hobart), India, China, Japan; Straits Settlements, Continent of Europe, United Kingdom, etc.—Per Talune, at 1 p.m. Money orders (for Australian Colonies only), registered letters, books, and newspapers, at noon. Parcels post mails for the Australian Colonies will close at 3.30 p.m. on the 22nd. Correspondence for the United Kingdom to be specially addressed " via Melbourne." . A supplementary mail will be made up at 3.30, to connect with the Talune at the Bluff). Friday, September 24. For Lyttelton and Christchurch.—Per Rotorua, at 2 p.m. Late letters, C.P.0., at 2.10 p.m. Saturday, September 25. For Northern Ports and Australian Colonies.— Per Monowai, at 7.3 C p.m. -- Tuesday, September 28. For London direct.—Per Ruahine, from Wellington. Mails will close at 10 a.m. Correspondence must be specially addressed. Parcel mails for the United Kingdom, etc:, will close at 9.30 a.m. Late letters, mail van, North express, at 11 a.m. Mails for Tonga, Samoa, and Fiji, per Ovalau, will close at Auckland on the 22nd. at 4 p.m. Mails for Tahiti will close at Wellington on the 22nd inst., at 10 a.m. . Mails for Rarotonga and Tahiti will close at Auckland, per Upolu, at 4 p.m. on 29th inst. Mails for Chatham Islands, per Kahu, close at Lyttelton on Ist October, at 8 p.m. (Signed) Edm. Cook. Chief Postmaster. Chief Post Office. September 21,1897.

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 10425, 21 September 1897

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 10425, 21 September 1897

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