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A fair amount of business was done to day in the share market, and though some stocks Bhowed a want of firmness, there waa not any serious change in prices Albion Stawell, had buyers at 2a and sellers at 2i Od Band and Albion Consols had buyera a le 3d Bowen's Homestead had sellers at 5s Cameron a 1 reehold had Bellera at £2 IG« Carolina had buyera at la, and Bellera at la Gd City of Ballarat had buyera at £2 10s, and sellers at £2 12e Clunes Consols had sellers at 17a Cunnings Freehold had Béliers at 251. Da Muteka had sales at 14s 3d , \U Gi, closing with buyers at 14a 3d , and sellera at 111 9d Dyke's Freehold had buyers at 5s , and sellera at 7s 1 gerton bad sales at £3 closing with bujers at £2 19a and Bellera at £3 2a Et tended Cross Reef had buyers at £18 and sellera at £20 Gipps Land Consola had sellers at 3\d. Grand Trunk Springdallah had buyers'at 110 Hero 1 itended had sellers at Ga Juno bad buyers at £1 5a , and Bel ers at £4 15s Kingston park had Balea at 12s , cloBing with buyers at 31s and sellers at 32s Od Magdala were weak duriog the fore partoftbeday but improved afterwards Sales at 29s 28a Gd , 28a 27s. 26a , 27s , 27s 6d
28s Gd , closing with buyers at 28s, and sellers at 30s Newington had buyers at £2 and sellerB at £2 2a New Black Horse were a little easier salea at 27a, 20a , 25a , 263 closing with buyera at 2js , and sellers at 27a Gd. New Koh i noor had Bales at 3a 7d , 33 8d , cloBing with buyers at ia Gd , and sellers at .is 8d New Lotbair had a weak market
Bales at £113s , £112a , £110s , closing with buyers at £110a , and sellers at £112a Ne w North CluneB had buyers at £13 and sellers at £1315s North CroBs Reef had buyera at £-18 andsellersat£50 North Sultanhad buyers at 22s , and Bellers at 2ja. Parade had buyers at bs and Bellera at 7a Parker a United had a weaker market, salea at 5a, closing with best buyers 4s 9d and Bellera at 5a Prince Alfred had buyers at Ga Gd and sellers at 7s 6d Prince Patrick had bayera at £1 17b Gd , and sellers at £2 Ricecourae bed buyera at £1 2s, and Bellers at £1 Ga Ryrie a Freehold had sellers at 12a Sloane s and Scotchman a had bayera at 2a 3d , and Bellers at 2s 9d South Clunes had buyors at £14 1 is., und sellers at £15 10a. South Croea Reef had buyers at Ga Gi , and sellers at Ss. South Learmonth had sellers at la 4d Sovereign had buyers at Is. Gi, aud sellers at Is lid. Sultan bad buyers at £8 and sellers at £9 Township Reef had sales at auction at lOd , closing with buyers at 9J
and sellers at Is Gd United Black hill had buyera at 3b 9d and sellers at 5a Winter s 1 reehold hud buyers at £119a, and sellers at
There has not been any particularly gra'i fling news to hand during the week unless it be the fino yield of 012oz reported of the Egerton Company, but such news aa we bave bad ia to some extent satisfactory Mogdala shareholders who hold for invest ment seem to be annoyed at the way m which the shares have been knocked about in the market, and while speculators blame the management for publishing what they terra eepsational reporta, these investors blame the spécdlatoia aa thô Causa of all the disturbance and loss that has oc cuned m the market Oue largo bolder of about 7C0 shares sold out in disgust dunns the week. The recent penalty of £M m Dieted on the Sovereign Company through their legal manager has induced the directors to diBband all the tribute parties workm; the shallow ground, as the tribute thoy t,et fiom them ib so small that it will not juítilj them incurring the risk of another si iii penally The act is now admitted to br very faulty and to require immediate amend mont, Iboopimonofmoatofourublest munn, menu) that the penalty should always fall on the person in charge of muiiug operations at the illino und that it should be malo a ebano on the plane and machinery of the company-a provision not made under tho existing act. The Ballarat Lait quart/ claims continue to give hopes of future go 3d welds, and the Temperance mine is said to bo Bhowmg better prospects. The following are the only returns to hand -Saltan 425oz lSdwt for the fortnight, Duches* 2üoz 3dwtl5|Çr for the week, Temperance 70( z for tbo fortnight, South Clunes, 107oz 19dwt for the fottnigut, New North Cluues
ubont l-'oc z for the week.
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These directors of the Ballarat Woollen Company who still hold office were to have dec dod yesteiday on certain business to be dot e, pare of wbich waa tho disposal of Mr. Webb, the lota secretaiy ; but if I am cor rectly mfoimed they act as though they were afraid to do anything. So far as Mr. Webb'o caso goce, I am assured by two of the ex directors that there is nu proof yot obtain- able of his deGcieuoy arising from auy dis- honest act It seems to have all arisen from lim own loose way of keeping his accounts and of trusting letters received, containing money, to be entered by others, and it this
really be so, it ia cruel to keep him under the suspicion of having beon dishonest
The entries for the Ballarat Ram Show on Wednesday next far exceed the most san- guine hopes of those who favoured the move- ment, and it is doubtful if a finer display of sheep bas ever been seen in Australia than that in question will prove to bo. In merinoea especially the entries have sur- prised many who thought they would ha very limited, and delighted others who thought half the number would be excellent Mr. Simon Morrinon was busy all day, at Craig'a Hotel, receiving entries, and up the time of my leaving him-a quarter to 6-he had received 75 entries for merinoea, and 175 entries for long-woollod sheep. All those gentlemen who were foremost in sup- porting the ram show aro quite elated with the success, bo far, that haa attended their efforts, and believe it to be but a small fore- taste of what we may expect at futuro similar
At a meeting of the Ballarat Formera' Club held to day, Mr. M'Dowall said that Mr. Woodyatt had tendered his resignation aa secretary, ond promised to hand over the pro- perty of the club as soon as bis account was paid. He bad also apologised for the remarks he made at a late meeting of the club. A committee of threo members was appointed to audit the accounts of the club and to re- port this day fortnight. The question of amalgamation of the club with the Ballarat Agricultural Society was discussed, but no action was taken. Mr, M'Dowall strongly urged the reorganisation of tho club.
Two inquests were held to-day, one on the late John Borlase, who died in the hospital of injuries received at a mine ; and the other on the poor lad Martin Trait, killed yesterday in Bridge-street by being thrown out of a cart with which the horse had bolted. In both cases a verdict of accidental death was
At a meeting of the Ballarat Anglers' As- sociation, held lost night at Whitehouse's Union Hotel, it was decided to open the fishing season on the 1st November, at Mr. Fifiken's dam, Lal Lal, to which the associa- tion had been kindly invited, and it is in- tended to have a grand picnic on tho
At a meeting of farmers, slieep-broedere, and others held to-day, at Craig'a Royal Hotel, it was decided to bave a dinner on the evening of the Ram Show-Wednesday
We bave had what may be colled a day's steady rain, with a reduced temperature, but unless the rain has been much heavier ap country than here, it will have done but little towards relieving the apprehensions of a drought.
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Two old wooden buildings in Lyd lard street, two doors south of the Club Hotel, were burnt down last night They were the properly of Mr. W. J. Clark. Origin of fire