■ The amount of ravacua collsoted at the Custom* house on eonda cleared for consumption to-day was £655 17b Bd.
An average business has been passing in the import market during the. week. Sugars art in ; moderate inquiry, finest whites (in trade lots) ■ bringing £2O 15s to £2l ss. In dried fruits, currants are placed fromJld, sUltanas 6id tqfifd, elemesup to 7d. Kerosene is unchanged, small lots being quoted, at Is Ed. There is tibt vuiuch doing in tinned fish. ..Dressed Japan nee ds in short supply, with high cost, and is worth £22 to £22 10s; Patna. £2O 10s. The usual -trade is reported for spirits and tears at agents’ rates. MINING NOTES. Two Lawrence miners arc going to Clondyke.— In consequence of the favorably nature of the report recently delivered by Mr J. Howard Jacksop, manager of the Consolidated Company’s mine. Blue Spur, on mining property known as the Waiinumu claim, near Gore, it has been decide! to form' a company to work the ground.— 'Mr W. Peters, manager of the Roxburgh Amalgamated Mining and-Sluicing Company's claim, has resigned, and will be-leayiug within , a month, having been invited an important claim in the NeMnbiistrict.—‘ Tuapeka rimes.’.'. ' : ' "• Mr Neville Sievwright, auctioneer and'laid agent, and Mr George Siev wright, lately of Auckland, have • entered into partnership under- the style : and firm, of Sievwright’ Bros.' and Co., os auctioneers, land and estate agents, and mining agents; Owing to increased interest in dredging in Otago, We understand the new firm are organ-'' ; ising a mining department for the flotation and managementof mining companies in connection with their business. .. , . - Sir Reeves reports the return from the Enterprise dredge for this week to be 250z 7dwt 15gr. . Alexandra Herald’ reports:—“ Electric No. 1 ‘ dredge is still getting great returns, and for some weeks past the record has varied from SOoz to isooz. The return from the Enterprise for last week was 24oz' 16dwt 3gr. The Molyneux hydraulic dredge won 360z of gold last week.” THE LABOR MARKET. Mr Skene reports: -Plenty sap now for all parts. A very little rain and mild disagrees with City folks. Honestly we don’t know what bad weather means. There is every prospect of a busy season and good crops ahead, meaning plenty of work and good wages. But if it rained gold we would still have grumblers.
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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 10452, 23 October 1897