REAPING AND THE CROPS. - Mr J. White had engaged men to reap his crop at Brown-hill Creek, at 12s. per acre. Not content with this handsome rate, the reapers struck for higher wages, and Mr White has resolved to let the crop remain upon the ground, though he has spent £100 in raising it. We have heard of several similar instances. The demand of the laborers for high wages is at once most selfish and suicidal. Because they have the advantage at a particular time, they should not, by demanding an exorbitant rate of wages, ruin their employers. By this course, they just, for a selfish gratification of covetousness, subtract and destroy the fund by which they are to subsist for the rest of the year. By taking this fund from the master at a critical time, they cramp and stifle his exertions, and the money in their hands is much more speedily dissipated : it is too frequently spent in imported liquors, and lost to the colony. Let the moderate end reasonable among the laborers think on these things, and advise their fellows. We are sorry to add, that the crop on the plains this year
is considered to be much under the average.
WE understand that Mr H. W. Philips intends to ship by the Corsair, and the Francis Spaight, to London, about 8000 bushels of wheat, and Mr Stocks will also ship to England. It is calculated that, at present prices here, wheat of excellent quality can be delivered in England at 50s. per
quarter. We trust our friends in Britain will induce Gov vernment to take off the duty as they have a ready done in the case of Canada. The duty would be 5s per quarter, at the price of 50s., and is a very great bar to the trade. We are
convinced that Lord Stanley would accede to the reasonable request as soon as made, and we trust that it mayy be done before the Corsair arrives. The opposition in the case of
Canada arose from the danger of smuggling from the United States which cannot arise here. It is of very great importance to the colonists to send off a portion of their corn at first, at any price so that a remunerating amount may be realised for the remainder. On this principle we would recommend the farmers to assist the merchants in their laudable enterprise.
GAWLER TOWN, Nov. 28. - Harvest here is completed, and
the farmers are, I believe, satisfied with their crops. They are altogether free from smutt. The Lyndoch Valley wheat harvest commenced on Monday last. The crops are heavy, although not quite free from smut, which is of a loose charac ter, like that which appears amongst oats, and not the pepper-brand, as heretofore. - Correspondent.
THE Ocean Queen was to sail last night for Maritius. She has been filled up here, with flour, wheat, and otherr goods for that place, principally by Mr Dubois. We are glad to perceive that the Symmetry, Captain Elder, has been laid on for the Maritius and the Cape of Good Hope. There can be no doubt of her speedily gettîng a cargo.
AMUSING. - The Register has found an article in the South Australian News upon which he has the following remarks :
THE EMIGRATION FUND. - Under the above heading we find an article in a late number of the South Australian News, which we have great pleasure in transferring to our columns. As the writer of this atticle refers to ourselves, and affirms that no attempt has been made, as formerly stated in this journal, to "perpetuate a robbery on the Land Fund,
by withholding the amount of £84,000 at present in the
hands of the Government, all we have to do is, to express our earnest hope that this writer may prove better informed on this subject than ourselves. One thing, at all event. is gratifying in the matter, and that is, that our friends have not lost sight of this amount, and that they are bestirring them selves to secure repayment, as appears from the following
The article in question appeared first in this journal on the 27th December, 1842, was written then in opposition to some absurdities of the Resister, and has been copied by the
ADELAIDE CATTLE MARKET, NOVEMBER 29. 1843. - This day's market was well supplied with fat oxen and dairy stock, as also with the breeders of the fleece , but as usual at this season, there was but little doing. Mr Metcalfe had a very useful lot of cows, which we are quite satisfied will
ere long produce customers. Of sheep there was a good supply. Total at market : - 32 fat oxen, at 1s 9d per stone; 15 dairy cows, at from £4 to £6 10s ; 5 calves, nominal ; 60 sheep, at from 6s to 8s 6d ; 34 lambs, at from 3s
6d to 5s.