Th# amount of revenue oolleoted at the Customhouse m cport. cleared for consumption to>daj was £1,938 3s 6d. '
GRAIN AND PRODUCE REPORT.
Dalgety and Co., Limited, report having held their uaual weekly auction aale, there being a poor attendances of buyers, trices for all classes of grain and produce Were ihuch easier.
Oats.—We quote i Prime milling. Sis to 23 2ld ; wort feed, la lOd to Is lid; medium, Is 9d"to Is 9Jd. Wheat—We offered several lots of fowl feed, which brought from 3s 3d to 3s Bd. Potatoes.—Stocks on hand being large, and in the absence of any export trade, we quote: Prime Northerns to £2los; do Southerns, £2 2s 6d to £2 7s Oil.
Chaff.—The supply being in excess of demand, and large quantities of really prime chaff offering, we quote: Prime well-cut-up, £3 10s to .£3 15s ; medium, £3 2a 6d to £3 7s 6d ; inferior (hard to quote), £2 to £3.
Messrs Donald Reid and Co. report that prices ruled as under at their auction sale to-day : Oats.—We offered medium to good feed lots, which were quitted at prices about on a par with those of last week. We quote: Prime milling, 2s to 2s 3d; good to best feed. Is lid to Is lHd; medium to good, Is lOd to Is lid per bushel (sacks extra).
Wheat.—The market for prime milling quality remains unchanged. We catalogued to-day several lots of good to best fowl wheat, which sold at 3s 5d to 3s 9d per bushel (sacks in). Potatoes. Our catalogue comprised both Northern and Southern Derwenta. The demand was very slack, only prime lots eliciting any competition ; medium quality and kidnevs were quite neglected. We quote: Best Northern Derwente £2los to £2l2s 6d ; Southern, £2 5s to £2 7s 6d : medium, £2 to £2 2s 6d per ton (sacks in). Chaff.—The market to-day was completely over supplied, and values dropped 5s to 7s 6d per ton The demand is confined to bright heavy oaten sheaf chaff, medium light and discolored lots or those mixed with straw being quite out of favor We quote: Best oaten sheaf. £3 7s 6d to £3 12s 6d: medium to good, £2 15s to £3 5s • straw chaff, 27s 6d to 30s per ton (bags extra).
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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 10436, 4 October 1897