ARRIVED. I March 12, cutter Catherine Ann, 13 tons, Clifford, from Wellington. Passengers, Messrs. Duncan, Fordbam, and M'Ray. Same day, barque Admiral Grenfell, 324 tons, M'Clelland, from Sydney vid Newcastle. Passengers, Messrs.' Cox, M'Pberson, and Healy. March 15, barque Tory, 484 tors, Bow, from Eden, N.S.W. Passengers, Mrs. How and family, Miss Collier, Messrs. Collier, Thompson (4), De Joux, and Patterson Same day, schooner Fairy, 15 tons, Vincent, from Akaroa. March 16, barque Waterwitch, 253 tons, Addains, from Sydney, via Newcastle. Passengers, Mrs. Addains, Messrs. A. Sidey and Sinclair. CLEARED OUT. March 15, cutter Katherine Joknstone, 12 tons, Kendall, for Cape Camphell. In the Catherine Ann, —2 qr. casks geneva, 10 bags 12 barrels flour, 66 bags sugar, 1\ chests tea, and miscellaneous cargo. IMPORTS. In the Admiral Grenfell, —100 bead of cattle, 6 horses, 600 sheep. In the Tory, —l4o head of cattle, and 20 horses. In the Fairy,— 7ooo feet timber, 9 cases fruit, 1 do. eggs, 2 do. poultry. In the Waterwitch,— -200 head of cattle, 8 horses, and miscellaneous cargo.
The " Ino," 350 tons, was advertised to sail for Nelson and Lyttelton from Sydney on the 9ih ult. ; and the'" Gazelle," for'Lyttelton direct, on. the 2otb. Steam Communication with England.— By private letters leceived by the Statelys ,in-il we learn that the Pacific steamers forming lie line from Panama, will touch at the port of Wellington on their route to and from the Australian colonies, and that Messrs. Willis & Co., who have so Umg been commercially connected with the Southern Settlements, have entered into a contract to supply these vessels with Coiii for two years commencingl from this present first of March ; and that in accordance with this contract a larjre vessel may he shortly expected out from -England, to be moored in this harbour as a depot for coals, and for receiving from these steamers Hie yoods destined for this yon.—Wellington Spectator.
"CiiuisTCHuncH -Market, March nth.—The attendance at the Tnarket to-day was numerous, and business continues to assume a healthy and brisk tone for all kinds of produce. Some fine samples of aram were shown, especially of Wheat and Barley : a very superior sample of ■wheat fetched readily for seed los. a bushel, other samples realized 10s. a bushel, and the' market was fixed at that price. E^riey Bs. (id.
to 10s. a bushel, holders showing no disposition to sell. .Oats C>s. to 7s. a bushel, only small quantities changing hands at these quotations. Potatoes and all root crops are looking up in price in consequence of the continued absence of rain, and it is feared that the Potatoe yield will be deficient. £5 and .£6 a ton has been offered for considerable quantities for exportation. Butter, Is. 6d. to Is. Bd. Eggs 3s a doz.
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SHIPPING NEWS., Lyttelton Times, Volume IV, Issue 167, 18 March 1854
SHIPPING NEWS. Lyttelton Times, Volume IV, Issue 167, 18 March 1854
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