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I COMMERCIAL. '
Empire Office, Wednesday Evening.
SYDNEY TNSDBANCE COMPANY.-Tho fourteeath half yearly meeting of the Sydney Insurance Company was held at the office of tho company te-3ay,-Thomas Holt, Esq., in the chair. Tho secretory road tho following report :
Tho director» lay before the shareholders the following state, ment of the affaira of the company for the paat half year :
Tbebalancoreroaintngat tho credit
or the contingent fund, on tho
Slat March, lSrfï, waa . £11,8112 s ll Lesa dividend declared at IO per
cent, per annum, and bonna of
one shilling perahate £3,750 0 0
- 11.1« 9 II Tho receipts af tho past half-year
aavskesn as follows :
Premiums . . . £ 8 057 0 9
Interest on investments . £ 8,084 OH 11,041 7 8
.£22,183 17 7 The expendilnre of tho half yoar
bas boon aa followa :
Fire losaos acornod daring pre-
vious bair year . . £1,105 12 6 Flro loaaes du ri r g this half-year £5,78114 S Foea, sa'arlea, csmrniaelons¡ fire
brigade, and othor charges £2,010 13 ll
8 988 1 2 Leaving at the sredlt of profit end
loss to bo carrlod to the cr, dit of contingent fund, September 30,
1802 . £18.105 10 S
Ont of which Ibo directors declare dividend nf IS per cent per annnm. When Ibis ls deducted, there will be dill »main a balonco of £10.695 18s. td. at the creditor the contingent fond, agalnat wblcb there it ene small outstanding claim.
The paat half-year has bean marked by tho occurrence of numeroua and destructive dree, bnt it ia sallttiotory te find that tho receipt» have been larger than In any previous half-year, and havecovorcd tho loases, leaving a balanoo to the credit of profit and loas for that period o! £324819s.
Tho total amount at risk on the 30th September, I8HÍ, waa £3,821,121, of Kh!oh £2,759,735 wiro renewals and £1,064,388 were new policies. Tho total amount ot risk on tho 31st Mar oh, 1862, waa £3,633,384.
The election of two d I roo to re in the place of M. E. Harnin, Esq. and T. C. Breillat, Esq , who retire by rotation, and arecll
ñlble for re-election, and are tbo only two eindfdatee who
ave given notice, will form part of the bnainoea or this mo,ting. Also the oleotion of an auditor In the place of O B. Ebsworth, Esq., who retiree br rotation, and Ia eligible for re-election.
The dlvldofd will ba payable on and arter Friday, the 17th Instant. ,
TnoMis BOLT, Chairman.
PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT OF THE SYDNEY INSUR-
ANCE COMPANY, FOB HALF-YEAR ENDING SOttt SEPTEMBER, 1802.
Da. £ «. d. To nsld losses by Ure of prerlone half-year . 1,195 12 6
Ditto ditto of this half-year . . . 5,781 14 9 Expenses Oro brigade . . 200 0 0 Printing, advertising, sa'arlea, fera, commis
eons, and potty chargea . . . 1,81013 ll Balance . . . . , . 13,19516 S
£22,183 17 T
doolared . .' . . 11,142 '9 ll ' Premiums reoelved this half-year . . 8,957 8 9
Intereaton inroslmonta . . . 9,r>84 0 11
' ? ? £22,103 17" 7 BALANCE SUEET OF THE SYDNEY INSURANCE COM-
PANY, 30TII SKPTEHBtn, 1882.
Da ... To capitol paid up ....
Contingent fund ..... Balance Cr. of profit and less . . Australian Joint Stook Bank . .
Dividends unpaid ....
£C6,65< 0 ? S CB.
By Bank bills with intereat due . . 2&.6S9 2 O
Mortgages, ditto . . . . 27,921 19 0 OfUco and adjoining promises, and rent doe . 11,137 19 0
OiHoo furniture. 315 12 6 Fire engines . . . . . 072 16 8 Salvage, being proctors of sale of damaged
goods In Wookes" fire . . . 0>° 9 *
£16,656 9 S Weharo oxamlnod the above bilanoe sheet, compared tba reoelptsand expenditure as sbown by the books, end, find the entries oorrect. We have stsoexamlned toe securities end cash balanoo, and find them to be correot
8ydney, 11th Octobor, 1862.
The chairman moved the adoption of the report, which was carried unanimously. Messrs. M. E. Murnin, and T. C. Breillat, were re- elected directors for tbe ensuing year. Mr. O. B. Ebsworth was re-elected an auditor
for the ensuing year. A roto of thanks was pissed to the dirco'ors for their conduct of the affaira of the company for the past year. A vote of thanks was also passed to the secretary and surveyor for their services during tbe past year. The ohairman announced that the dividend would be payable on and after Fiiday, the 17th in&îaçf.
The amount of Customs' duties received to- day, was as follows :
,.0 ts. d. Brandy n i." ~ ~ ~ ... ,'728 10 1 Oin Z, .» ». -.' ^ S 14 I Whisky .. .. ,» ..,! -IS J 1 Bum fH .. .*. -. ~ .. . 499 0 0 Wino ... ... ." ." .15 Í 0 Ala, porter, and beer (in wood). 6 4 2
(In bottle) .. .. ll 13 -6 Tobacco and snuff." S68 13 O Tea. ... S3 4 0 8ugar,unrafinod ... ... 127 18 7 Opium ... ... 22 10 O Bonding warehouse daly. 52 15 O Pilotage.. .. " .« 28 5 4
Puos ... ,» . 5 5 0
Total. "flSU ll ll
The import entries passed at the Customs to-day were as follow :
4 hundios buckets,FAUX and Hoard > Cease* drags, J. and E. Row ; & balos wool, 6 casks coaoannt nil,01 bags beohe-lomer, 1(0.
orees kerosene oil, R. Towns and Co. ¡ales paper. Bosses tors, ll cases boote goods, J. Kobo and Co.
95 tunsooooannt oll.iOOO nuts, 5 package,, Captain Roberteon 65 deals, Thanker, Danler, and Co.
20 eases galvanised Iron, J. L. Monto flore '
10 bolls, 14 hogsheads sherry, 1 bin malt (1030 buahols), B. :
and F. Tooti and Co,
1 oaae saddlery,E. Chapman and Co, , 10 bogaheadabrandy, A.Thompson and Co. 4 quarter-casks brandy, J.B. King 1 osse.S. A. Joseph
10 colls pocking. 4 bales was te, 2 tons chains,obnndletlabs,
5 ea»«« saws, 4 esekagea, P. N. Russell and Co. 2 oases effects. J. Hogs*
91 paokages earthenware and glass, I, lassos 25 boxes raisins,G. Moss,junior
1 oaso woollons. J Isaacs f * 4 casos opium. J. Bros
5627 cheats 5716 halfoheats, tea, 1700 Dozes, 14 --yaexaget
Brown and Co.
4 eases biscuits, Fotberlngbam and Mullen 1 ease books, W. Baylies
14 osaka tallow. 72 bides, 40 tons Hms atone, 1 ease iron-
mongery, Haynos, Brown, and Co.
45 hogsheads 10 qusrter casks 206 oases brandy, Willis,
Merry, and Co.
60 bogaboada rum, 301 oases brandy, D. Cooper and Co.. 1 8 millstones,250 boxes tinplates, 1 oaae effects. Learmonth,
15 oaska Ironmongery, 10 bandies steel, 2 bandies wire-'
notting, W. 8. Friend, and Co.
420 bars loo bundles Iron. 8 osaka ironmongery, 5 easel .
' drapory, 8 paokagea, S. Emanuel and Son
2 cases psper,Lsverrler, Couroler, end Co. '
18 package* boots, 7 oases medlolnes, 2 oases moroooo, ». 1
A Worms and Co. , . V 1
4 hogsheads 5 barrel« gin, 14 bags nuts, F. G. Lender . , 16 balta wool, Orlffltba. Fanning, and Co. ' .,
4 packages sad lery, H. Rourke -
6 cases pianos, L.Moss ? , . ( 4 osses opium, A. Tange and Co. -.
2 paokagea effects, T. Jenea " 1
1 case drapery, F Giles and Co. ! " "' 1 ease drapery,Hyam and Co. . . i,
1 caae drapery, D. Jenea and Co. T .? . ~M 1 8 packages furniture. Ebsworth and Co ,
57 packages clothing, 21 oaeaa drapery, 8 bama; C. Moors aal
Co. : ; ' - -
4 cases hats, M. Coulston
21 eases 22 hege paint, 5 kegs and 13 baga nails, »cass«
hardware, Wilkinson Brothers and O ..
5 eases old tom, 1" caaesbrandy, 3 eases sherry, B. D. Norri« 15 oases genera, G. Fees,
SS hogsheads beer, Herring, Harpor, and Co. - , 200 oaska beer, J. L. Montefiore ' 831 Iba. toa, Dangar, Gilchrist, and Co.
Exports per Williams, for Moro'on Bay :- ..
6 quirlor-caake brandy, 17 paokagea grooerloa, 3 ouki peu, 1 kag tobacco, 1 caa« cinara, 9.3 paokagea toa, 6 paokagea oltitorea. 10 barróla córranla, IO boxea ralalna^Sa boxea aporro candiel, 8 paokagea, J. Frazer and Co,; 1 quarter-eaiks «pirlta wino, Elliott Brothers: 1 paokago tobacoo, Lamb, Parbury, and Co.; 21 bag» augar, lt. Tonna and Co. ; 3 qnertor-caaki 3 bog«he«H« brandy. 13* baga anger, 10 casca old tem, SO baga flour, 31 eases reined sugar, 18 cases 12 casks beer, 2 packagei, J. ^ Mon-
tefiore: 39 cbes's loa, J Skinner ; A paokagea tobacco, TX. M Crea, j 1 .hogabead 3 quorter-ceiks 60 casca brandy, 4 quartercaska wine, 80 oasoo genova, 10 oasoa claret, W. Har bul tie: 45 baga
aa gor, Colonial Sugar Refining Company; 3 packages cigar«, I» - bag« auger, 7 package« te», a p»ck"gea ollatoroe, 0 caae» karo- , aene oil, S package« ironmongery, 10 pack,ge". Dangar, Qllohrllt, and Co. ¡ 1 paokage, W. and 3. Oartllncr; 1 rare, Dottman; I case, Bbcrrltr and Downing; I balo bata, F. Meouab «nd Co.! J p»ck«gn, E. C. Weekes end OJ ; 4 packagce, C. T. Sandon; I
perce! jewellery, A. Dion ; 2 paokares, V. N. Unaaoll «nd Co.; « . naokatea. Baddlngton and Bona ; T.nnl. ahot. Tldawoll, Wilson,and Co.; 4ca«k« lamp», Wennard «nd Storona; 1 oaae drugi, J. andE. Row; Id packages. J. «nd 8 Thompron; 1 boree, Brown; 1 ees»
Sun», 70 bar« Iron, J B. Holceirortb. ; :1 caao» book», J. Moor«; JO ,4
ags flour, 7 psekegea oilatoroi, Bunnlcllfr «nd Baoont 3ou«, QearU; I case, Hughes ; Il packngta, J. Kobo «nd Co.t Sousa, C Newton, Brother, and Co.; r,hogsheads beer, J. Marshall; locates korosene oil, 2 psokages glass, 3 stores, a paokagea, 8. Hekblowblla; 1 caao. C. Scott «nd Co.; 7 p«okagei, Bntler Brother« «nd Whltohcuee; 1 caa«, 8. Sennett;
I oaae, E. and W. Faul ; 4 paokagea e»rlhonw»re. Mrs. Costoi; . Spaeksgos, Lowry; 3 package«, lt. Binnie ; 3 oaeos bedsteads, . a bnndlss iron, 8 cases axes, IO f aoksges, J. Leylok and Co. s
1 pair o«M, O. Johnson ; 2 osaca, h. »nd S. Samuel! * .." ataae, 1 pacltatxe, J. K-ipp ; 31 bar« Iron, 3 «nylla, Iredale ana 00 g I bellows, J. T. Armitage »nd Co.; t ca-e, Slrr.pion | » 0«"»> J. Sands; fi nack-jts, Eliott Brotker.J ft caira fruit, J. W. Andrews; 1 case, OrlfDlh« ; 0 P"»V »gea bod«, Djvey and Bunter; iO *»*?.".
lStox««r«i»'ni, A. Fairfax and Cu; ll» quarter-caski rlnigar, T
Bkinaer; 13 packages drapery, Jeekaon and Harley » 4 package B. Blunts: Sou», O Newton, Brolber, »nd Co.; 4 package Prince, Ogg.and Co.; * paokago», Keep and P«r»pne; SO ba« flonr, lo bárrelaglaaa, 19 bareiron,2B paokagea, Tidswell, Wllaoi and Co ; 8 paokagea, J. T. Arm I urge »ad Co ; 1 puokage. To o lb C paokagea, E. Vickery ; I cate, F. Ol'ea and Co. 1 package, TJalloy; 4 paokagea, Dumilrllff and Baoon SO boxea candles, 4 paokagea, A S.N. Company 8 uni fruit, T. Johnson ; 32 bera B bundlea iron, S packages, J B. Holsworlh : 1 cue, E. Chapman »nd Co. ; 1 horao, M'Dougall
lhogebead 1 pipo wino, J. S Lealhoa and Co. ; 18 oars, Lane aoi Ca. ; 13 baral bnndie iron, C. Scott «nd Co ; I buggy. Little ; roll.Fnrbea; SB euee fruit, 1 package. H. Griffiths ; 6 hogshead ale. 9 hogsheadsporter. I case Meillon aid Sou ; 3 oases. Hock ; ! baskets seltzer waler, W. J. Metfet ; I trank, Robinson : I keg Moss: 3 pscknges, A Moore and Co.: 1 case, Morey and Price 1 pair shahs, J. Robertson; lease, Buokinaham ; 20 fire bara, ( fnranoe bara. 1 puokage, P. N. Russell and Co. ; 1 package Wiley »nd Co ; 30 bags iron, 0 boxea g asa, Friend and Co.; 8! bar* 21 bandies Iron, Iredale and Co.
Exporls ncr Lord Ashley, for Auckland :
I hogshead* « guartoreeska port wine, S. A. Josoph¡ 23 oauefl tol<aooo, 2 oasea otgars, Learmonth, Biokin eon, and Co. : 004 bsga auger, Moltson and Blaok ; 2 caaea olgara, 14 paokagea tobacco,Dangar, QllohrUt, and Co.; Soases cigars. Gilfillan and Co. ; lease algara, SO dozen backets, 4 paokagea, W. iotroll and Co. ; 45 bags eager, Colonial- Sogar Refining Company; 30 hair-cheats 10obostetea,J. Cldwell; 10 eheata tea,M. Bear and Co. ; 4 oasea drapery. A: M'Arthur and Co. ; 13 oaaka aulphar.8 paokBges, Learmonth, Dickinson, and Co.; oasesolooks,2 paokagea Instruments, Brush end Mao Donnell ; I package jewellery, Voyrut and Dolomo ; 2 ossos, Mjers and Solomon, 10 oases axes, S lengths tubing, 2 paokagea, Rabone, Feez, and Co. ; 6.OSSOB drags J. und E. bow; 4 packsgos, W. N. Davidson ; 3 oaaes drapery, O Newtan, Brother, and Co. ; 2 oasos. Webb , 1 oaae, G. Newton. Brother, and Co. ; 4 kegs nails, ll packages, J. Koop; 50 boxee candios, 16 oates asgo, fi oases oosfeotlonery, 7packages, OIIQIIan and Co.; 30 oases fruit. 28 packages ma eblnory, I paokago, I. U M. Co.; 2 oases. Brierley, Dean and Co.; 2 oasea, F. Macnab and Co.; 2 boxas etsllonory, Union Bank -, 20 oases oil, Uollson and Blaok; 2 oases bank notos, Bank New .Zealand ; 10 oaaea wine, Wyndman and Lindoman.
Mr. Blowsier reports hartog eo'd to-day, by public ruction, at hts rooms, the following sta- tions and stock :-Buckelbone, Berryabar, Ta- reela Plaint), Jereel, and Bogera, situate,OD the -Namoi River, Liverpool Plains district, with three thousand cattle, at three pounds (JES) per head, and six thousand six hundred sheep, at twenty shillings and sixpence (203. Gd.) per bead, stores, dcb., &3., taken at a valuation. Also, the Ulah and Weel wally stations, on the River Barwin, district of Warrego, with one thousand (1000) head of cattle, at four pounds thirteen shillings and ninepence (£4 13?. Od.) per head. Also, the Marro wau station, district of New. England, with one thousand (1000) head of cattle, at two pounds eleven shillings and Bixpenee per head (£3 11s. Od.) all stores, stock horses to betaken at a valuation. Terms, for tho whole of the above properties to be equal to cash.
- Mr. R. Forbes : has to report tho sale of Murriimbidgery, New Geary, Woorooboomie, in the district of Bligh and Little . River ; and . "ffetherwln, in tho district of Wellington, with
the following. B'.ock, say 15,000 sheep at 20j., 3000 at 123. per head ; 750 cattle at 50s% eaoh, ? and 800 ucrca of purchased land, at £1 ls. Od.
per acre. The brand of the Murrumbidgery station of unbroken horses and 10 stock horses, for £500. Stores at cost price ; carriage added. Terms, cash, as ptr contract. This
sale will amount to over £20,000. In addition.] to'ho above, he has sold 5050 ewes, on the Murrumbidgee River, at an average of nearly 12s. per head, for cash, less the discount.