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The amount of revenue collected at the Cuaton • hnugp on trxnds cleared for consumption to-d v was £1,959 18s sd. y


Messrs Donald Reid and Co. report tuat prices ruled as under at their auction sale to-day : Oats.—The demand was weak. A few lines of medium to good feed were disposed of at Is 91d to Is IOJd, but the bulk of those offered were passed in, as bidding did not come up to valuation. We quote: Prime milling, Is lUd to 2s Id ; good to best, Is lOd to Is IO.Vd; extra heavy, to Is lid; medium, Is SAd to Is Old per bushel (sacks extra).

Wheat.—Prime milling is "saleable at late quotations. Medium quality not in request. Fowl wheat: Whole, 3s 3d to 3s 7d; broken, 2s (3d to 3s 3d per bushel (sacks in). Potatoes are offering freely. We submitted a fair quantity of both Northern and Southern Derwents. Only prime sorts met any demand, medium and inferior quality being difficult to quit. We quote: Best Derwents, £2 to £2 7s 6d ; medium, £1 10s to .£ll7s 6d per ton (sacks in).

Chaff.—The quantity offering is not large, but despite this fact values were if anything a shade lower today. Best oaten sheaf sold at £3 5s to A3 7s Gd; medium to good, £2 15s to £3 2s 6d per ton (bags extra).

Messrs Dalgety and Co., Limited, report having held their usual weekly auction sale. There was a very poor attendance of buyers. Oats.—We offered several lots, mostly medium to good feed, one or two lots being inferior. We quote : Prime milling, 2s to 2s Id ; good feed. Is lOd to Is lid ; medium, Is 9d to Is 91d: inferior. Is (id to Is 7M:

Wheat.—We offered several lines of fowl feed only, prices ranging from 3s to 3s 6d. Potatoes.—No change on last week's rates. We quote : Prime Northerns, £2 to £2 7s 6d > do Southerns, £llßs to £2 2s (id. Chaff.—Prices this week rule a shade easier than last week's rates. We quote: Prime wellcut, £3 5s to £3 7s 6d ; medium. £2lss to £3 2s 6d; inferior, £1 10s to £2 2s.

MINING NOTES. Dredging returns--Otago, 17oz; Golden Gate, 12oz lldwt; Golden Treasure, lOJoz. The Clyde Dredging Company (Moa) had a rather small return last week—lloz. This dredge is now laid up for an overhaul, and will likely be stopped about ten weeks.—A good deal of excitement took place at Matakanui on Thursday'and Friday last, when the news spread about the splendid prospects received from the Clondyke Company's dredging claim, which has recently been taken up. Five hundredweight of stuff was put through a cradle and yielded 12gr, which is equal to 2dwt to the ton. Worked by means of dredging this would mean a smSll fortune to the shareholders. There is also gold in the Dunstan Times.'

POSIV OiTiOE NOTICEB. Slailß''cioae T Bt th 6 Dnnedin (Bubject to knyneceßßary alterations), as under:— Overland, North; dally, IttSti aCin. Late letters, mail van, 11 a.m. ■ - ; ';~ - , i • •-Tuesday; October 26. : v ' ' For Northern Ports. —Per Anglian, at 1 p.m. ■' .-. .. Wednesday, October 27. • . For Lyttelton and Christcburch. Per, Wakatipu,' at 1.30 p.m. Late letters, Port traiu, at 2.30 p.m. ' ■;■'..■' -~'. Thursday, October 25." .•-.-. . For Lyttelton, Chrhtchureh; Northern Ports, Australian Colonies, and South Africa .(to connect with the Aberdeen line).—Per North-express (to connect with the Wakatipu), at 10.30 a.m. .Late, letters. North express, 11 a.m.' SAN FRANCISCO MAIL SERVICE. Wednesday, October' 27. •„ For Northern Ports, Samoa, Sandwich Islands, Dnited States of America, Canada, South America,. West Indies, United Kingdom, and Continent oi Europe, at 10 a.m. - Money orders at 9.15 a.m., book-packets and newspapers at 9 a.m., 27th. Registered correspondence at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, ■• 2fith. ...■■■.:■ . • Late letters, bearing an additional single rate of postage (2Jd) as a late fee, can be. posted in themail van attached to the North train, leaving" Ducedin railway station at 11 a.m on the 27th: ." The above mail will close at the branch Post Offices, North Dunedin .and South Dunedin—for money orders and registered letters at 5 p.m. on the 2Gth, letters at 9.30 a.m.; and.newspapers at 5 a.m. on the 27th. At.the Port Chalmers Office at 8.45 a.m. on the 27th. money orders at 4, and registered letters ot 5 p.m. on the 26th. . . Mails for Rarato'nga and Tahiti, per Upolu, will close at Auckland on the 27th inst., at 4 p.m. Mails close at Invercargill for Cromarty, Puyse- ] gur, and Tuanaroa on the 28th inst., at noon. , I (Signed) Edm. Cook, Chief Postmaster. *"j . Chief Post Office, .October 25,1897/ ;

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COMMERCIAL., Issue 10453, 25 October 1897

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COMMERCIAL. Issue 10453, 25 October 1897

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