Mataura Ensign, Volume 15, Issue 1181, 3 May 1892, Page 2
■ ■» ■ " TO THE BDIIOB^ SIR, -On reading you;* leyott of the deputation which waitej on the MiniHtetfor Lands re above subjuel, I observe Mr Milne auys " tnat. sometime ago a aettier sent 300 ba«s o£ grain to Buaeaitt and 300 to the Bluff— These bags aU of tJbe same size, name ?n?u D) T^f °P 5 y p -« the Bluff retnms wei« lOlbaabag less ' tfl an the Dunedin retarne." ijovr, fro l^' returns just to hand for grain sold ai> a delivered to two grain dealers in *_rjie, 1 find .that we do not require to go so far as the Bluff or Dunedin to obtain a serious discrepancy in the weight of grain. There is only the thickness of a brick wall between the two places of baßines?, and. both managers will swear on the Blessed fj'oyk that their weights aro correct, yet to me the result is— bags all of the same size, same graiu, same crop, same thrashing— a difference of 71 bs per bag, There is something wrong somewhere in grain weighing even in Gore, and I ; think the Farmers' Uiub ought to see to it, and bring its weight to bear on the farmers in general, co that a wide and influential Vigilance Committee be formed to expose and, at least, boycott UDJust dealers in grain. — Yours, e;c, ' ■ A Fabmhb. Gore, May 2, 1892. •?