YESTERDAY, a meeting of the friends of agriculture was held at Fordham's Hotel, with a view to the resuscitation of the above important society, D. McLaren, Esq. in the chair. The rules of the old society were read, and a desultory conversation ensued, as to the propriety of proceeding as though the former society was not now in existence. This seeming to be the general feeling of the meeting, it was then unanimously resolved, on the motion, of the Right Worshipful the Mayor, seconded by Mr. Alderman Stevenson, that a meeting of the friends of agriculture and horticulture should be held at Fordham's on the 8th of December hext, at 2 o'clock, for the dispatch of public business, of which due notice is to be given. A com- mittee was then appointed to arrange for a public dinner on the occasion, the expense of which is not to exceed ten shillings. The prizes to be awarded to successful competitors, it was gene rally thought, would be better to be raised by means of sweepstakes, and not as in the old society by annual subscrip- tion. The following are the gentlemen to whom the honours of the dinner are to be entrusted.
D. McLaren, Esq., Chairman ; Capt. Sturt and Mr. Williams, Croupiers; Messrs. Morphett, Hallett, Pinkerton, Whitington, H. Watson, and Stevenson, Stewards.
THE M'LAREN WHARF.- On Friday morning last, about 7 o'clock, the powerful crane erected on the M'Laren Wharf yielded to an itnmence strain put upon it and came down with a tremendous crash. The work men it seems were in the act of withdrawing a pile, standing at a considerable distance, when too gréai a fdfce being exerted uponche
lower end of the shaft, it snapped off, ^nd /
damaged the whole machine in its fkll.y^
Whether it'can be repaired or not is said Vf doubtful. Fortunately no one was under it at the time, or the consequences would have been fearful.
LOAN COMPANY.-If the Register looks Over ourfileagain,he will find, that the South ern Australian did not say the other day, that the Loan Company had arrived per Wdterlóü. AH we said was, that we had heard, by means of that vessel, that a ''branch of the above Company was about to be es tablished In the province-" We are now glad to hear, that its funds are so shortly expected.
PRICE OF LAND-- Last week a piece of land, in Hindley Street, comprising 24 feet of frontage, was sold to Mr McGeorge, for £500- being at the enormous rate of about £4.500 per acre.
PRICE OF Woou-^Last week, at Mr. NV Hailes's Wool Sale, at his rooms, Hindley street, a large quantity of wool was put up to sale, and fetched readily ls. 3d. per lb. Only four bales so'd at a lower rate-namely, Ï4£d.-We understand that several lots of wool have realized by private sale as high as 18d. per pound.