For some weeks past serious apprehensions were entertained in the
iron district that the circumstances of the trade, and the depression ex- perienced in Scotland, would have compelled the ironmasters of South Staffordshire to lower prices. We are exceedingly glad to find that mach a proceeding is not warranted by the state of the trade, and that for the present no reduction in prices will be submitted to. This reso- lution was come to at a numerous meeting of the ironmasters, held at the Swan Hotel, Wolverhampton, on Thursday; when, after a full con- sideration of the state and prospects of the trade, it was resolved to maintain the existing prices. This resolution will no doubt be adhered- to at the approaching quarterly meetings.—Birmingham Journal of this day.