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WL'OR HUGO ON THE EXECUTION…

PREPARATIONS FOR WAR.

A TABLE OF THE ASSESSED TAXES,…

| AUSTRALIAN LABOUR MARKET.

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AUSTRALIAN LABOUR MARKET. The demand for labour in Sydney and in the pastoral and agricultural districts, is still in excess of the supply, and the latest news from Great Britain does not tend to dissipate but rather to strengthen our fears with regard to a continuance of this deficiency, at least for some months to eome. It appears that fresh supplies are not likely to be abundant or seasonable as we anticipated, for the following reasons :-There is falling off in the inducements to emigrate amongst the several classes suitable for the immediate wants of New South Wales, seeing that in England, business of all kinds, now in a healthy state, and there is a great outcry for hands at much higher wages than formerly, owing to the exten- sive orders received for manufactured goods of every ae- sciption, and the large immigration to this and other parts of the world, which has been draining the British Labour Market for the last four or five years. Again, our gold mines are considered to be so far productive and remunerative, as to induce diggers generally to prolong their stay at the mines, notwithstanding the hardship and hazard attending such an occupation. These may be re- garded as amongst the chief influences that operate just now against the Sydney labour market. We find that the Emigration Commissioners have char- tered the E. I. ship Herefordshire to bring three or four hundred emigrants to Sydney but this increase to our population is not intended to add to our stock of labour for general purposes, the whole of them being railway excavators (accompanied by their families) are under agreement to serve the Sydney Railway Company for the term of two years at 5s a day. „ We wish to observe emphatically, that the following list of wages will show, as heretofore, about the average rates for good hands, and is not intended to enumerate the highest wages that may be given by those who pay extra rates for particular kinds of work, and when great despatch is required. To profess to show instances of this sort would answer no public good, and is therefore quite foreign to our purpose. TOWN WAGES. Painters, about 12s. to 15s. a day. Carpenters and Joiners.. 13s. to 18s. » Plasterers I I 15s. to 208. Bricklayers II 16s. to 24s. >• Masons 17s to 2.5s. >» Bricklayers' and Masons Labourers „ 8s. to 10s. i> Quarrymen „ 16s. to 20s. »» Blacksmiths., I Os. to 15s. » Carters 6s. to 10s. » Shipwrights II 16s. to 20s. » Boatbuilders p, 12s. to 15s. I Able Seamen £10 to f 12 a month Domestic Servants, about jg20 to J26 a year. L/OUNTUY WAGES. Farm Labourers, £ i5 to £10 a year, with rations. Farming man and wife, together, it45 to jE65 a year, with j rations. Hutkeepers, £ 25 to €30 a year, with rations. ghepherds, ^30 to £ 35 ditto, ditto.—Melbourne paper*

.AWFUL COLLIERY EXPLOSION…

PAUPER SETTLEMENT AND REMOVAL.

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----CHWECH ENGLYN I'R CRIBDDEILIWR.

GARDEN OPERATIONS, &c.

FAIRS IN FEBRUARY.

ANTHRACITE FOR STEAM PURPOSES.

ICOALS AND COKE.

.IMPORTANT COLLIERY ARBITRATION…

EXPORTATION OF ARMS7~&T~ ROY…

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