The amount of revenue collected at the Custom-house on goods cleared to-day for consumption was L 1,488 Gs 2d. The Guborno farmers have formed a cooperative society, with a capital of L 2.000. A correspondent of the ‘ Southland News,*, who sent Home two frozen lam Its per the Selembria, forwards to that journal tho following exti acts from the letter of one of the persons to whom the present was sent:—“My butcher 1 turned up his nose ’ at being asked to s nd some one to cut up the carcass into quarters. We might have done it but I intended to make presents, and wanted it done nicely. At last he consented to bring down the poor unoffending lamb, and cut it in the shop, and did he not then change his tune about it ? However, all is well that ends well, and this flue gentleman and his assistants declared they had never seen such fine meat in their lives. Two of my friends, who each received a quarter, were delighted with it, aod wrote to say what good rich meat it was. My experience in cooking improved before I liad done with my share. It requires to hang some time after it has thawed, at least two or three days, and then the taste is more del'cate. If yon please, servants here would not taste a morsel of Now Zealand meat, nor the working classes, if they knew it, but when no remarks are made it is sure to ba praised. I must say some of the Australian beef I saw in the Leadenhall Market was not at all tern .ting—it was so coarse—not the least like the nice delicate little Southland lambs.” The one that went to Dublin was pronounced “very good,” and was partaken of at the anniversary of the recipient’s wedding. MINING NOTES, The ratepayers of Ross, by 143 votes to 21, carried a proposition that the borough obtain a loan of L 29.000 to drain Ross F.at, to permit the Rosa United Company to work the lower level. THE LABOR MARKET, Mr Skene reports Wages; Couples, I.CT» to L? 5; shepherd', LCO; ploughmen,2os and 17sCd; laborers, 15s; rabhiters, about 20s; milkers, 10', 12', 15s, and 20s; grooms, 15s and 20s : giudeuors, 20s and 255; station cooks, 20s and 25s ; boys, 5s to 10s ; store lad*, 15s ; A 1 hotel conics, 50s to COs. THE LONDON MARKET.?. The National Mortgage and Agency Company have received the following cablegram from their London office, dated London. stli July : —“The present value of New Zealand mutton is 4s per stone of Slli. The wool market is steady, with an upward tendency.”
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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 7954, 9 July 1889
COMMERCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 7954, 9 July 1889
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