Schedule of prices.
We publish, in another column, the schedule of prices adopted by the commissioners for Virginia
for the months of October and November.
The commissioners say, in their preliminary remarks, that they have conferred with the commissioners of North Carolina
, and have had the good fortune to adjust prices upon a basis calculated to harmonize the leading interest of both States.
This is a very important matter to have property adjusted.
Were there to exist, as heretofore at times has been the case, a wide difference between the prices of articles of prime necessity in Virginia
and North Carolina
, endless trouble and dissatisfaction throughout the border counties would be the consequence.
Farmers living on the Virginia
border would run their wheat, corn, &c., into North Carolina
if a better price were allowed by the commissioners of that State; and, vice versa,
Carolina farmers would do the same.
Considering the scarcity of money — for Confederate money is now absolutely scarce, and daily growing scarcer — the prices fixed by the commissioners appear extremely liberal to the farmers, who are the class chiefly affected.
They have put the price of wheat at $7; flour, from $33 to $42; corn at $5, and meal at $5.20; peas and beans at $5; and other provisions at corresponding rates.
The patriotic exhortation of the commissioners to the farmers, to be content with small prices, and to make it a point of emulation how little they will take for their productions, is a good thing.
We only hope it will be appreciated by the parties to whom it is addressed.