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A Grey mouth message states that ,the Blackwat'er mine's interim dividend of 5 per cent., which has been withheld for a few weeks ;is the result of the war, is heing paid to-day. The values of" the principal items of New Zealand produce exported during the week ended November 17 were as follow :—Butter. £36.853; cheese, £95,696; Irozeii lamb, £13,594; frozen mutton, £21.374: frozen beef, etc.. £28,513; gold. £263: grain and pulse, £1.622; hides and skins. £26.740; flax and tow. £8.588; tallow. £6.923; timber. £1.594: wool, £32.251. GLEANINGS. It is now thought that a .small shipment of new sultanas may possibly arrive be fine Christmas. A par eel of new currants will arrive b. the ToiiL'iiriro to-morrow. ' New figs." ou the other hand, cannot arrive until after Christmas, and there will lie no arrival of dates at all. I'ream of tartar is rather easier, quotations being received from America and Italy. Prices from London show a redlleliou. Lime and Cement. —Lime quarries are running full output just now, and hardly able to eope with demand for farmers. writ' appear to be going in cxte isiveiy tor sMuing. especially in the south. The local demand for ceuei.' is -y.i ft, but the Australian Goverrui'.c'-r, use s"ckinu: limitations in New Zfiiaiitl. We hie w •v one inquiry of 20.000 i a-ks :,ir i"iciT;ut!e. where the priee at pies'it i.' as high :is 18s to 20s oer cask. The building tr;ule continues ruie' -. j many public and private works still being t held' up. notably the irrigation works in Central Otuco and the alterations to the Haynes' block. THE N.S. WALES WOOL SALES Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. SYDNEY, November 19. This week's wool sales closed slow, and with an easier tendency. FROZEN MEAT FOR FRANCE. CUSTOMS DUTIES SUSPENDED. [Pkr United Pkkss Association.] WELLINGTON'. November 20. The Agricultural Department advises that the following notification appeared in the Board of Trade .Journal of August 13 :—The 'French Journal (official) for August 3 contains a Pres :, ''Mitial decree which provides that the <P» ce of 1888. relative to the admission into Frame of fresh meat imported from foreign countries, shall be modified to read as follows : —" Importers of fresh, chilled, or frozen meat from cattle or swine shall present for importation complete carcasses, either entire or cut up into halves or quarters, according to the usage of the trade. The Customs duties on frozen meat imported into France has been temporarily suspended." THE WHEAT SUPPLY. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright, j LONDON. November 19. The American visible supplv of wheat is 121,283,000 bushels. AUSTRALIAN PRODUCE MARKETS. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright. SYDNEY, November 19. Oats : Tnsnianian and Victorian. 3s 7<l to 3s fid. Rarlev : English, 4s 6d ; Cape fwd. 4s. Maize* 3s lid to 4s 3d. Potatoes : New Zealand. £4 10s to £6. Onions : Victorian. £9 lis. Butter : Selected. 104s : seconds, 94s to 98s. Cheese. 6d. Bacon. 9d. ADELAIDE, November 19. Wheat, 5s 3d to 5s 6d. Flour, £ll. Bran and pollard. £8 10s. MELBOURNE, November 20. (Received November 20, at 10.5 a.m.) Buyers are unable to procure wheat, flour, bran, and pollard at official quotations. Rarlev : English malting. 5s 9<l to 6s; Cape. 4s 3d to 4s 6<l. Oats, 3s 5d to 3s 6id. Maize, 4s Id to 4s 2d. Potatoes : £4 to £5 10s; new, 6s to 7s a case. Onions, £l2. MELBOURNE HIDE SALES. Press Association—By Telegraph—Copyright MELBOURNE. November 19. The supply was small and the competition excellent. Prices showed an advance of fully i<l per lb all round.

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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 15655, 20 November 1914

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COMMERCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 15655, 20 November 1914