The Argus Office, Monday Evening,
In tbo import markots to-day business Las presented a remarkably quiet aspect, and transactions have been more than ordinarily limited. In breadstuffs, no change has taken 1 place, recent quotations being well sustained, , baiters' parcels of flour being quitted at £19 10s. to £20. Wheat, owing to the small quantity offering, has not been largely dealt in, but for a line of COO bags good Victorian, '8s. 3d, was realised. Oats continue in fair ' request ; a line of 600 bags good heavy oats brought 3s. -Id., while some 400 bags good foed ,havo beon quitted at 3s. 3d, Ia maize no
improvement can be reported, the demand being light. We continue to quote 3j. Id. for ordinary parcels. For malt there has beon more inquiry,- although tho actual »ales havo not been extensive. We learn, however, that a small shipment of superior quality, ia tanks' has been placed at 11s. Od, per bushel, duty paid. Sales of Tasmanian 1872 hops havo been effected at Is. Sa. to Is, 9d. per lb., duty paid. In sugars, privately, there has boon very little doing. The damaged portion of the cargo of the Mary Ann was disposed of under the hammer at fair prices. The auction sales for to-morrow comprise some 1,SG0 bags and mats Bourbon sugars, Bisquit Daboucbe's brandies, and new Capo raisins, lauding per Vivid. Currants meet with a steady demand, and sales aro readily effected at 5d. per lb, for good sound parcels. All kinds of preserved fish aro in request, A shipment of American 'salmon has been placed on private terms. A very full figure is stated to have been paid, Sales of cornsacks are reported to arrivo at up to 14s. Cd.
Messrs. King and Cuningham sold to- day tho Kyong station, in tho Murrumbidgee district, with 18,100 sheep, 1,000 cattle, 17 horses, and 320 acres of purchased land, to Messrs. W. and T. C. Dickson, of Coroonboon ; also tho Jegur and Cbah Sing stations, to* gothervrith 30,000 sheop, 200 head of cattle, horses and station plant, to Messrs. Grant, Childe, and Co.
The following auctioneers' report has boen
Mesa». Greig and Murray sold to day, at the Sob son's Bay raliway station, under Instruction» from Wee Bra Bolte and Co., the damaged portion of tho cargo ol tbo Mary Ann, from Mauritius, consisting of 700 bagB and pookets Mauritius sugar, realising from £81 to £80 por ton, with all faults, for net oaah.
< Tho Customs revenue collected at the port of Melbourne to-day amounted to £5,291 0s. 2d. Pilotage, £2-14s. lid.
Tho drawbacks passed for payment at tho Customs to-day amounted to £1,139 15s, Od.
We report as follows of the stock and sharo
Harket extromoly dull to-day, some tew trmssolloni effected beforo noon ; after that thore was a general Olearanco tor Flemington or elaewbore. Tho amal
business roportod scarcely shows any chango In the market. Debentures.-Victorian Government 0 por cents, offered at £110. Bsnks.-Ballarat wantod at £7, and obtainable at £7 7». Colonial qnttted at £8 2s. Od. National, Melbourne register, wanted at £0 18a. Od., and hold for £6 l61 ; do, London register, offcied at £6 10s. Vlotorla wanted at £18. Union bad seller at £61. Inauranco, to -Soutborn offered at 10j. Od Melbourno and Hobson's Bay United Ballway wanted at £60, and held for £62. Mol bourno Omnibus Company offered at 48s. Mines - Band and Albion Consols obtainable at £4 0s, Brandenburg qulttod at 2s, dunns Consols wanted at (2s. Od Cornish wanted at £218. Crown Cross Beef at £27, and K. H Union, Haldon, at 85«. Great Gull had aollcr at 81s. Long Tunnel obtainable at £188. Lothalr quitted at 851 New Beehive offered at £20 bujers about 17f- Now North Olunos wanted at £80, North Gipps Land held for £12 10s. Red Jacket wanted at 8s., eollors 10i. Reform, Haddon, offered at IDs., and Racecourse at 25s St. Georgo and Band new had teller at l8*. United Albion and Prince of Wa'ci placed at 12a. Od. United Hand and Hand dcuble btd buyer at «Ga., seller 401 Winter's Freehold would be takeu at £38 10s" and offered at £Si lOi Sandhurst,-Cul'.en's Tribute offered at 1* lid., and lees would ha^0 boen acooptod. Golden Fleece Com- pany naiitcd at 01s , and held for 03s ; do. Tribute No lliadbuicratO-, 31., sellor O', Od , and were placed at Os 3d. toOi Od.; do No. 2(ffert>d at lSi. Od., and No. 3 al 0s. Groat Extendod Hustler's qulttod at £810a nominal market, £8 buyer, £815;. seller ; do. Tributo No. 1 sold at f 0s., wanted at 61.., and were held for 62s. Od Ilu>tler b Freehold oftoiod at 20i. Johnson'« charged hands at 88*. Morning Light Tribute wanted at Sa North Johnson's offered at 21«. Newchum and Bellevue Hallway IIoiervereceded ; sbares offured at 21i 01 O'd Cburri wanted at S81 Od., and held for Mt* Wobaid H osles Tributo No. 1 have Boiler al 61.
\ Yfolde - Ballarat end other districts-Argyle, SZot, lldwt ; Albion, Stelgllir, 200oi lOdwt. from 182 tons; City ct Canis) bury, SSoz.; New North Clunes, alBot. from 826 tons; Carter and party, Creswlok, 126dl.; Nelson, Thursday, Slot-, Mia; Key, fortnight I29o* ;
Royal Standard, 12or ; Victoria, 23:r.; Tommy nodi, 66rr lSdwt; Australian United, three days 9aor.; Nor h Cornish, 72oi amalsam; Grand Trunk No S shaft, SSz, trlbuters 32or, lOdwt; G eat Golf, 6BoE 13dwt ; Haddon. 63oz lCdwt ; Htc-py Valley, 104OI. from 810 tons ; Hand and Band. 2870E 7Jwt; Imperial Quarts, Buninyong. 62or, 6dwt from 670 tons ; Koh-i-noor, 174er, lfidwt; Levla'han, 81 s llcwt; Band of Hope. Maryborough, 207os ; Alma Consol«, 274oz ; Queen, lSOoi ; Prlnco of Wale«, Sobas topol, 680s. lOdwt ; Park, 37oz ledwt ; Queen Vic t.,ria, 240c« ; Reform No. 1 Trlhute, 117os ; Reform. 94 z 19dwt; Golden Lake, 72o«. lOdwt ; Gilden Stieam, 76er ; United Leads, 2loz. 12dwt ; Try Again, 4loe. 8dwt ; Little Stream, 2los. ISIwt 6<rr. ; Bute, fortnight 183 z Odwt. 18gr. ; Globe, 17< E. lfidwt 21gr. ; Winter's Freehold. 76os lSdwt ; Welcome Quartz 45«. 6dwt. from 107 *ons Sandhurst-Champion Trioute, 66oa Odwt; North Hustler's, Slea 8dwt ; Morning Light Tribute, 182 is ldwt.; Wilton'« Reef, 119--Z. lldwt; Great Hustler's (Latham and Watton'») 276i z 8dwt ; Mount Blanch Tribute, 206or.¡ Great Ex'ended Guttler's Tribute No 1, 6160E. 4dwt ; Great Extended Hustler'«. 1.090a* amalgam; W. Walker and Co. Burns'« Reef 70oz 17dwt ; New Moon, SS^z 17dwt; do. Tribute No. 2, 24 z lldwt ; do. Tribute No 8, 23->z. 2dwt; South Kew Moon, 17dwt ISdwt; H, Williams, Snob's I 111, ISoz. lMw .; Annabella, Huntly, 82oz. ISdwt; Golden Fleece, Stafford Reef. 485ot lSdwt. 2gr ; NU Desperandum Raywood, llOoz 6dwt 18gr.; Eureka Tribute (from 631oadt). lOSur- ISdwt 4gr.; North Old Cbur», 70or. 4dwt.; Empire Pparrowhawk 60oz 7dwt ; Bendigo and Melbourne, SOoz lOdwt.; Little Comet Tribu'f, llos 16iwt ;Qo<äonLlonTribute,lOoz.lOdwI. 5kr.; Baise ava bill Tribute Rushworth, 260oz Sdwt. 18gr.; White's Freehold Tribute, No 1 18oz. 7dwt; Myaiery.8ot.4dwt 12irr.; Momtle,25, z 14iwt.;3ou'h Golden S vtrclgn lOoz 16dwt 12gr; New Chum.nd Bolle Vue Railway Reiorve, 968oz lOdwt.; Shenandoah Tribut» (smalKtm), 260oz ; Catherine Root United, 136oc 6dwt; Old Chum, 612oz ; South Catherine Reef, 4ßoz. 17dwt; Victory. 144oz. 14dwt; Cornish United, 85os 8d .* t.; Vtctoilt Reef Gold Minos, 123oz. 5dwt
Dividend«.-Bute £10 10« per «hare; Queen, Mary- borough 1'. per sharo ; Old Chum, Is, 6d. persharo; Great Extended BuBilei's Tribute No, 1, 2->. Cd. por rhaie ; New Chum and Bellevue Railway Reserve, 2s
per sharp ¡Golden Fleece, Is. 3d persharo; Annabella, Huntly le, per «hate ; Morning Light tribute. Gd. por share ; Mount Blanch Tribu e, Sd. per share.
Messrs. Clarke and Co. ieport Bales to-day
* Brandenburg, Malmsbury, 2i. ; Johnson's Reel noir) Mines, Sandhurst, 88s. ; Groat extended Hutt lei'» Beef Company, HandharBt, £810a."
Messrs. J. B. Were and Son report sales of the following!
"Colonial Bank of « uatralaal», £8 2s. 6d. ; Lothalr, Oluni s £4 6s ; Brandenburg. Lauriston, 2a. ; United Albion and Price of Wales, Ballarat, 12s, Od."
Messrs. A. E. Moore and Co. quote sales as
"Great Extended Hustler's Tributo No. 1. Sand- hurst, SOi ; Goldon Fleece Trlhute No. I, Sandhurst, 0s. Bd ; New North Clunes, £82; Great Extended UuBtler'a Company, £8 10a."
The brokera of the Ballarat Stock Exchange report as follows :
" There was a tolerably smart buslnosa d->lng to-day in United Albion, City of Ballarat, Black Horse, and Racecourse, but very little In any thsng else. Queen Victoria reo'dod, and Australasian changed hands at * great reduction. Other stocks were steady. The following aro our tales :-United Albion, 13s.. It". 3d., 13'. Cd., 14', 14a Od.. 14".; Bleak Hone, £1 7". 6d" £18«., £18f. Od , £19i. ; City of Ballarat, £18«., £L S». Od , £19s, £110*., £1 lOi. 6t" £1 Us., £111s. 6d., £1 Ila; Queen Victoria £2; Racecourse, £l Oi 64 , £1 la. £1 Is GJ., £1 2»., £12«. Od. ; London and Oriental, Od ; Australasia, £2, £3; Hand and Band, £2 9s. Od. ; Sultan, £1 7a. Od. ; New Julius rrjosar 81.8d., 8s Od "
Mr. James Smith, of Ballarat, reports :
' The market Is Urra, and thoso stocks which were dealt In showed an upward tendency. City of Balla- rat were etrongly supported, and sales were made up .o 31«., closing at 82a United Albion had sties at ' 12a Od. to 14s. Od., seller« aaklner 16a Blaok Horao
'trong at 50». Band and Band (double) had eales at £2 9s. Park hod buyer at 8*. Queen Victoria, £2 ' »Inter's Freehold, £31 Mogdala better buyers at
£2 4>. Oluies Consols had buyers at £3 5s. Lothalr improved, buyers at £4 6s North Park »caroo rollers taking 4s Od. Sale» -Hand and Bind, £2 8s. Cd ; Black Horse, SOi.; Magdala, £2 4s."
Our Sandhurst correspondent reports :
"Business has bren quieter to-day, with tbo exception of a f ow itocke which have boen fairly dealt in. Great Kxtnndod Bustlei's changed hands to a good extent *t £8 Si. io £8 5i to £8 7-t, with buyors about samo Great KxiomloJ HuBtler'a No. 1 Tributo had a good ?nqulry at 4Di. 6d, but are held for 61b. Goldon Fiecce Company would bo taken at 01s. Od., but aro ca ce In this market, and hold for better rates. The Golden Fleece No, 1 Tribute It would appear have uni yet crushod any of the nowstono; tbat put 'brough waa from uppor workings, and was »dowd to bo poor. The reef Is 7ft. thick «nd sbowB fairly with gold. Jobnaon's Reef Gold Minos had business at 87a. OJ to 36'. Od ; would bo taken about samo. The Btono continues to >ook very well Indeed, and tho reef thoroughly per- manent. PilnceBt Dagmar bad buB'noss at 4-. lOd. to 6 '., with buyer» samo unsuppllod. Webster Com- pany, samo line satos Is. Ed. Too Victoria Reef Go d «lues report striking much better stone at 400ft ' o»p, going north toworûa tbo Hercules Company. >ow Chum and Bollevue Railway Retorvo-taits 21t Sd , 24'. 01., buyors at same Tho Cullen'« Tribute have again suffered a heavy fall, whloh la somewhat surprising, and can only bo accounted for by tho mis manatemontot thoto In ofilco. Veryfow aro allowed to visit tbo claim, or to obtain any satlsfaotory information whatever as to what work Is being oirrled on below; hey have rich ttone, which Is reportod to bo picked out and kept bolo», and In the meantime the poor stuff ia cent to the mill, and the amalgam (which Ib believed to be about 65oz fiom 29 loads) Is myatoriously rpotted to be very poor; they will certainly have the rich stuff to put through this week, «bleb will strengthen the shares, but In the moan it mo they have Buffered through want of confldence in the present management, who aro not tree from bienio, and not from any actual chango in the prospects ol tho mino; sales made at 2i. down to Is. 4di up to Is. Od., buyors a abade undor. Tho shareholders In the Mount Blanch Tribute Company have also boon much surprised at tbo declaration of a 3d. dividend only from the good rotura sent In on Saturday, but this Is easily acoountod for when It la dlecevered that the previous oake was brought in on a Wednesday, and tho dividend doclared fortbwith of Od. the following Saturday ; tbo accounts for crushing, whipping, wages, ¿to., wero then brought In and paid, and actually a month's accounts aro pild out of the prêtent yield, and tho knowing ones had cleared outboforolhopaymentof the provious accounts. It these are Instances of how the directors In our com- panies manage affairs, there Is no wonder whatever for all support from tho outside public being entirely for- feited. Tho claim Is a good one ; they have a reef »hieb la cow over 20ft. wide, with stonu going nearly au ounce to the ton, and every prospect of steady divi- dends If worked legitimately ; sales 2s. Gd., buyors «ame, sellera 2s. Od. Tho Gantly Company, next north, are sinking as spoodlly as posslblo for tbo same run. Morning Light Tribute firm. Potter's Golden Grown, eales Ib. Od., Is. Ed. Dick's Tribute easier. Diamond hill Tribute quiet about 4s. sellar Hanael Mon- day remain firm about 2s. 6d. White Star aro quieter, fchenandoah s'ock», no hutlness mon | lone!. Ltzitus New Obum asked for at low ratos.
Additional Returns.-Catherine Hoof united. 138oz. 6dwt.; W. Walkor and Co. (Burna's Reel), '.9jz. 17dwt; New Moon Company, SSoz 17dwt ;do. Tribute No. 2, 24oz. lldwt; do Tributo No. 8 23oz 2dwt; n William« (Siob's hill). 18oz lldwt; South New Moon, 17or. lEdwt; Annabella, 82rf ISdwt ; Snu'h Catherine, 46 s 17dwt Total dividende, £10 897 10i rot»l calls, £6.026 "
The secretary of the Bendigo Mining Ex ??hange roports the following Bales :
" Morning,-Oullen'a Tribute, Is 7d, Is. 5d" It. 4d., la CJ ; Fotter's Golden Crown, Ib. Od.; Gantly Con pany, OJil.; Webater Company, li, 6d. -Af ernoon -Cullou'sTribute, la fid.; FoBtoi'a Goldon Crown, Is. 6d ; JP>ew Obum cLd Belltvuo Railway Reservo,
The following are the trafilo rutona of the Victorian lines of railway for the week ending October SI, 1872, and the corresponding week of last yeor :
Week Ending Oot 31,
» Pai artigers, pateo'«, horse«,
carriage«, dogt, and malh Morcbaudlso, minerals, auc
£ s. d. 4128 16 3 11746 10 0
& s. d. 6441 12 8 10551 13 8
Totals tor week
16874 12 3
16993 6 11
A gg regale to date from Julyl
212003 7 7
Weekly avotege l8 weeks ..
12460 16 8
11777 19 4
' Paseongera In 1871, 41,120 ; In 1872, 20,648.
Deniliquin.-At Wentworth our correspondent writes - 2,500 fat wethers from Monaro passed Pooncaira on the 14th for Adelaide; 400 fat cattle (Parker's) passed Pooncaira on the 16th for Melbourne (Fullarton in charge) via Euston road; 380 (Straughton's) far cattle, for Victoria, via Balranald, passed Tarcoola on the 18th; 46 pure bulls and 200 cows from M Kinnon's, Camper- down, Victoria, for Winbar, have passed Meninidie, Bogan cattle have commanded good prices of late in the markets; Hall's, from Willaroon, on this river (840), originally intended for Melbourne, were sold at Forbes at £7 7s. per head; Martell's (106) averaged £6 7s. 6d. per head, at Bathurst; and Perks' (73) brought £6 per head at Orange. 1,000 store cattle (Brown in charge) passed St. George's (Queens;and) for Deniliquin. Dandallo - 120 fat cattle (A. Kerr's) to Orange; 100 fat cattle (Keenen's) to Bathurst; 10,000 sheep are reported as about to be sent from Been ery (Town and Co's) to Melbourne. The Mac- quarrie was falling, and heavy rain had fallen. The local movements at Forbes are - 1,000 bullocks (Powers, Rutherford, and Co. agents) are close to hand to pass early next week. The wea- ther has been fine at Deniliquin, and the Edward River in high, but lowering. There is still great demand for store stock, which promises to remain scarce and dear in proportion. Deniliquin agents could sell 20,000 store cattle and 100,000 store sheep at good figures. Local Crossings: - October 26 - Molesworth's 270 head cattle, Brennan's 120 do., Learmonths's 262 do. October 27 - Darlot's 2000 sheep. October 29 - Mate's 1,500 sheep, M'Caw and Co.'s (Cubs) 3,000 do. October 30 - J. F. Kelly's 6,000 sheep. October 31 - Ogilvie's 400 head cattle, Wragge and Hearne's 2 300 sheep. November 1- Simm e Fraser and Craig's 7,600 sheep - Pastoral Times,
Echuca - The followin are the crossings since our last issue - October 30 - 260 fat cattle, J. Peter's; 260 fat cattle, Learmonth's, from Groongal; 120 do., Brennan's, from North Yatheng. - Riverine Herald, November 2.