Mataura Ensign, Volume 17, 28 June 1895, Page 6
The weather here is anything but pleasant at present, but having succeeded in living through so much bad weather -we are now in a more hopeful frame oE mind ; and as tho days have, at any rate begun to lengthen, one and all are looking forward to more sunshine, and less snow. , , , Stock, upon the whole, seem to nave escaped the recent snowstorms with but little loss. I hear that on Mr Geo. Beer's station there was no loss, and the depth o£ snow only a few inches. Ibis was no doubt owing to aspect, as the greater part of this laDd is beautifully situated, sheltered from all cold winds, ,;> r ; and holding all the sunshine. Strangles $& amons horses appear to give some trouble, * ' but I am glad to e*y are fast disappearing. Rabbiting will soon be at its height, and as for the prices of skins, I cant nay that there is muoh improvement. It is the improvement in the article itself which yields the better price. The Sew Hoy Nokomai mine is likely to prove a success, and repay the energy and outlay of the owner. The last wafhing up of the paddock amounted to 130 ounces. The frequent snowfalls benefit this mine and uninterrupted work for some time will show good results next washing up. Mr Paul's diorama was well auonded, and much appreciated. Wo expect a visit from Mr Mathieson, of Invercargill, with his- world-renowned views shortly. This gentleman did visit the district, but the weather being so bad and the nights so dark, he wisely resolved to postpone his exhibition until better weather. The Quadrille Assembly is again in full swing, and the light fantastic is assiduously plied every Friday night, all bent on thoroughly enjoying him, or herself. June 24, 1895.