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COMMERCIAL.

The amouut of revenue collected ut the Customc,eared ,or consumption to-day »\ A3 -tyio loi 11(1, /..">. GRAIN AND PRODUCE REPORT. Messrs Donald Reid and Co. report that prices ruled as under at their auction sale, to-day :- Oats.—The demand continues weak, and is jtiilly supplied by the quantity offering. Wequate: Prime, milling Is 9id to Is lid; good to best feed, is Sjd to la 9d; medium to goodj Is 7d to lsßd pecfitishcl (sacks extra). AVheat.—Choice milling lines are readily saleable, but medium quality neglected. We offered several lines of fowl wheat, which sold at 2s 5d to_3s*)d per bushel (sacks in). Potatoes.—Preshly-picked lots are the only saleable kind, and even these can only be placed at a reduction on late values; while medium quality is unsaltable except at bed-rock prices. We sold good Derwents nt 32s 6d to 37s Od; medium, 20s to 3usper ton (sacks in). Chaff.—The market is easily supplied at this season of the year, and the few trucks forwarded today proved quite sufficient for trade requirements. Best chaff sold at £3 2s 6d to £3 Bsmedium to good, £2 10s to £3 per ton (bags extra\ Me srs Dalgety and Co., Limited, report having held, their usual weekly auction sale. Oat?.—The market still shows a downward tendency, only bright samples being at all inquired for. We offered several lots to-day, and ■? UO i < Y-Er mle , m ! l i iD S- *°'l3 Hd; good to best fc sjk. ls ? a 13 9 5 d ? medium, Is 7d to Is Bd. Wheat.--We only offered several lines of fowl feed, which sold at from 3js to 3s 6Jd. Potatoes.-Oiving to large supplies being now rushed on the market prices have receded durine the Veek._ We quote : Prime Northerns, to £1 17s Pd: prime Southerns, to d£l 15s. .Chaff.—The market for really prime well-cat chaff ,n?ie3 on a. par with last week's rates medium and inferior sorts being hard to place at even reduced prices. "We quote: Prime well-cut £3 5s to £3 10s; medium, £2 10s to £2 18sinferior, j£l 10s to £2. '

MINING NOTES. From Greymouth it is wired that a good deal of activity is being displayed in mining on the Puparoa Range, and there is considerable speculation in shares. «r£" r i- o, i i lF. fcon correspondent wires :-Captain M Leod of Riverton, waited on the Minister of fllines this morning with auriferous stone from a prospecting shaft and quartz from Stewart ll ""}?■ The Hon> Mr Ca duian referred them to the Government geologist to examine the specimens and report on them.

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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 10471, 15 November 1897

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COMMERCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 10471, 15 November 1897

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