MARKETS AND PRICES. London, June 20. Wheat.-Quiet; reports of Euro- pean crops favourable ; market steadier by pessimistic reports from America and Canada, where the drought has damaged the spring crops ; cargo by Cortez sold at 37/3; Australian: on spot, retail demand, 39/6. Oflicial quotations: Three States. on passage, 37/6. Flour.--Quiet; Australian patents, June, offered 26/3. Oats.-'Neglecter finest A Car tons nominally 25] to 25/6. Beans.-Slow, f.a.q. 40/. Peas,-Spot scarce, firmly held; forward positions easier; 41/3 paid f.a.q. for June shipment. at London. Butter. -Quiet ;Danish, very firm ,at 119/ to 121/; others unchanged; Colonial neglected owing to plenti ful supplies.: Cheese.-Firm; New Zealand col oured 59/, white- 61/. Bacon.--Firm; New South Wales and Queensland sides 68/ to 70/, flitches 641 to 66/. Wool.-Prices on Bradford market unchanged; business very restricted. Sugar. -Prices, 9/5 and 12/3. Fruit.--The Clan McEwan's ap ples at Hull sold on a -ti'o1g mar ket at an average of 1] to 1/6 above the Clan McArthur's. June 21. Copra.--Fair demand; South Sea bags £28 15] to £28 1716. Cotton. - Liverpool quotation, June-July. 6.545d. Jute.-June-July, .£29. Hemp.-Steady, June-July. £25. Oil.- -Linseed Oil, £24. Rubber.-Best Para, 3/81 Leather.-Steady ; prices un changed.. Wheat.--Dull-; buyers .istless ; 38] -asked for South Australian and' New, South. Wales February-April and Victorian }[arch-May. Frozen 1Meat.-Heavy South American sheep; :4d.:; -danterbury, S5-8d.. 51d., 5J.. ; Southland lambs,. 5 7-8d.; ' North Island lambs, 5 13-16d. ; South American beef,
-frozen, 31d., 3=78&l., 3 1-8d., 4 7-8d. Irone.-Galvanised iron, £16 5/, £14 5/ ; tinlplates, 1413 15/3;. tram rails, £5 131. June 22. Wheat.--Cargoes slow; sellers .holding for previous prices. Offi cial quotat.ions :-South Australian and New South Wales. prompt and on passage. 37/6; Victorian prompt 3816, on passage 37!6 A telegram from our Hobart cor- respondent. states: -- The Tongkah Harbour Tin Dredging Company's output of tin during the week ended June 14 was 19 tons. The output reported for the three previous weeks was 18 tons, 22 tons, and 19 tons. The officers of the company considered it necessary to streng- then certain portions of No. 6 dredge as originally designed by Mr. M. T. Helmes Bluck, and they entrusted the al- teration of the design to Cutten Bros., the well-known dredge de- signers of' London, who advise by cable that they had now completed the work. Consequently tenders for building will be cabled imme- diately. Mr. Bluck, who is now leaving the company's service,wishes it to be known that he disclaims all responsibility in connection with the design of No. 6 dredge, and with this the directors concur. Messrs. Malloch Bros. write: "As no doubt you will be' interested to know how gas power is super- seding all other forms of power, we have pleasure in advising that the following orders have been received during the last few weeks: —A 660 b.h.p. Kynoch gas engine for Messrs. Bewick, Moreing and Co., for use on the Sons of Gwalia mine, and this week we have received a further order for 330 b.h.p Kynoch gas en- gines (two.165 h.p.) from the Fenian Gold Mine. Meekatharra: This 660 h.p. Kynoch engine for the Sons of Gwalia will be the second largest outfit in Australia, the largest being 990 h.p. supplied by Kynock, Limited, Birmingham, for the Hampden Cloncurry Mines, Queensland. Including the orders for the Sons of Gwalia and Fenian Mines, the total sales for Kynoch engines in Australia during the last four months aggregate 3000 h.p." Geological evidence bearing on the probable extent and nature of the Donnybrook coal-bearing series being incomplete, it was deemed ne- cessary, in the interests of the State. that a more or less detailed examination should be undertaken. The field work was entrusted to Mr. E. C. Saint-Smith, of the Geologi- cal Survey, whose report,which sum- marises the whole of the geological information regarding the district, has been issued by the department. A Colorado Springs despatch, the "Engineering and Mining Journal" says, announces the election of Miss Olive L. Granfield of Mount Ver- non, N.Y., as president of the Crip- ple Creek Gold Mining Company, C. K. and N, succeeding W. H. Davis. This is said to be the first time in Colorado that a woman has been put at the head of a company owning a real mine. Miss Granfield inherited a large block of C. K. and N. stock from her father, Horace Granfield, the founder of the com- pany, who was killed in an automo- bile accident in Colorado a few years ago. Miss Granfield spent the winter in California, and was on her way home when she was asked to attend the stockholders' meeting and was prevailed upon to accept the presidency. The C. K. and N. company is the defendant in an apex suit, involving over 1,000,000 dollars, the complainant being the El Paso company. As Miss Gran- field is reported to be "handsome and in the early twenties," it is hoped, for the ends of justice, that the president of the defendant com- pany will not be called into court. Dr. McLaren, the eminent geolo- gist, is at present making a geologi- cal survey of the Great Fingall mine. He will probably remain there a few weeks. and will then proceed to the Sons of Gwalia. Dr. McLaren has several other commissions, in- cluding the inspection of some of the mines on the Golden Mile. On his previous visit to this State Dr. McLaren was greatly interested, in the Ora Banda district, with which he was favourably impressed, and no doubt he will not leave the fields without having a look at the Associ- ited Northern's property, which has brought the field into promin- ence. In view of the fact that Mr. W. J. Loring has taken an option over Fraser's mine at Southern Cross, it is not improbable that Dr. McLaren will also be commissioned to report on the property.