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.1 ■ Mill Hfr Ths amount of revonuo collootad at the (JuHtf.-m-lioune on r >ndi» nleared to-Jay for con.uuiptiou was L 1.291 5.j Oil. MINING NOT2S. The fteefton gold returns for tho past week are:— Kee\i-ib- Dart, \\2m-a of amalgam from . 185 tons of stone ; Glohe, 2500z of lunilgain I from 190 t9rs of stone; Treasure, &7w of amalgam from 35 tons of etone; lukerman, 14Gca of amalgam from 70 tons of Btono. The following particulars are to hand reppecting the progress of tho works in the United Hercules and Island 111 ck claims. Writing from Ftoxba-gh on tho IHh intt., our correspondent states legarding tho Unitod Hercules woilis:—"Ti e pipes for pumping tho water uut of the paddock are now in poalion, and tho lay aftpr to-morrow the water will be turned tho pipes, wh'-n, if no r.cident occurs, sluicing operations wi.l be begun as soon as the elevator isplacedin position. Probably in another week it will bs known how the plant works and what the ground looks like. Mr Perry's new patent elevator is expected to work well, in which case it will be aa enormous improvement upon those generally u=>ed. It is, however, as yet untried, ar.d until an actual test of its oipability is made nothing can be predicted with absolute certainty. The principle adooted is to raise the debris through the centre of ? rlog of instead of drawing it in from the aide by mcanß of a single jet. This will pave the enormous wtar of the pipe oiured by the direct contact of the gravel with the iron. The grav 1 will be carried up through tho pipe enveloped in a sheet of water, which will act as a sheath to prevent obstruction of the pipe. It is also claimed that the invention will give a much greater effective power than tho old plan. A correspondent, wiiting from (ittrick on the 10th inst, Btates th*t the Island Block Company are pushing on their works with great rapidity. It will be goire time before the pi]«a are carried across the r!ver, but elevators have alrrady been erected on the east B'de of tho river, and sluicing on thai tide will be commenced next week. The works are going ahead rapidly, and b; fore many months elapso all the works will be completed, except bringing the pipes across the river. As the company holds a large atea of gold-bearing land on the east sido, there will he plerity tf profitable woik there for a long time to come, xhoulfl the ground turn cut as good aa expected." THE LABOR MARKET. Mr Skene reports: -There is plenb of country work in view, bub no progress can be made till the soil gets fit. Late wogc<: Couple*, US to T/75; shepherds, LOO; ploughmen, 20s and 17s 6d; laborers, lfw; milkers, 10a to!si; station cooks, 'loi and 20.i; gardonerc, 23a; grooms, 15s and 20■;; boys, 5s to 10<; storemon, 20i to 3'Jh ; van drivers, 15a and 20.'.

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COMMERCIAL., Evening Star, Issue 7959, 15 July 1889

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COMMERCIAL. Evening Star, Issue 7959, 15 July 1889