10 FEBRUARY 1866, Page 3

We hear a very curious statement -from Nottinghamshire that the-agricultural

labourers there, who hive akeady 12s. a week, are striking; with the . aid of the ,stocking:maLe- rs, whose trade is very brisk just naw,. for ls. 6d. a week more.. The. farmers think they can stand out for a fortnight, and it is'doubtful whether the men -can. Butthe curious point—theomen.ofnewthings—isthe alli- since b etween the stocking operatives and the agricultural. labourers. If. that- kind of alliance becomes common, the wages of agricultural labourers will soon rise far above the Dorset level.