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The amount of revenue collected at the Cußtomjouse ori eoods cleared for consumption to-day was £ 2,202 16s. NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY. The directors, in submitting their report and balance-sheet for the twenty-fourth year of the company s operations, state:—The net revenuef jr the year amounts to 5s 2d. After paying an interim dividend of £7,352 16s 3d there is a surplus of £7,875 19s, to which has to bo added balance from last year, £14,087 12s 7d; £21,963 l»s 7d. They now recommend the payment of a further dividend of 9d per share (making the total distribution for the vear Is 6d per share) which will absorb £7,352 Ifis 3d, and to carry forward £14.610 15s 4d ; £21.903 lis 7d. The fullest provision has been made for all known and unaajusted losses in the item of £7.330. It will be necessary-to'elect three directors. Messrs Robert Glendining, B. Hallenstein, and T. W. Kempthorne retire by rotation, and offer themselves for re-election. The retiring auditors are Messrs Thomas Callender and A. G. Fe'nwick, who offer themselves for re-election. THE LONDON MARKETS. Wheat at Mark Lane is quo'ed Is dearer for the week. Australian butter. 100s per cwt; a few of choicest parcels brought 104*. [By Telegraph.] Sydney, November 3.-Wheat: Chick, 3s9d to 3s lOd ; milling, nominal, 4s fid. Flour: Manitoban, £l2 10s to £l2 153; New Zealand, £ll 5s to £ll 10s; local. £l2 to £l2 ss. Oats: Prime local, 2s 2d to 2s 3d; New Zealand prime feeding, 2s t'd to 2s 3}d ; medium, & Id to 2s 2d. Maize, 2s sd. Barley: English prime, 3s 3d. Bran and pollard, Bd. Peas: Prussian blue, ss. Potatoes: New Zealand Derwents, £2 ss; local (new), £4. .Onions: Victorian, £8; local (uew), £6 to £7. Butter: Dairy, BJd; factory, 7d to Bd. Cheese: New Zealand, large, 4d to sd; loaf, sid. Bacon, 6d to7id. Melbourne, November 3.—Wheat, nominal, ss2d to 5a 4d. Oats: Algerian feeding. Is 2d to Is bd; milling, Is Hid. Maize, 2s 5d to 2s 6d. Barley: Cape, 2s3d; malting, nominal, 3s to 4s. Bran, lid. Pollard, 10Jd. Potatoes, £2 10s to £2l2s fid. Onions, £l3 to £l4. .Adelaide, November 3. Wheat, nominal: ss. Flour, £l3los. Oats, 3s to 3s 3d. Bran and pollard, Is 2d each.

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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 10461, 3 November 1897

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COMMERCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 10461, 3 November 1897