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REVIEW OF THE YEAR 1863.

i EXECUTION of a WOMAN-DREADFUL…

GARIBALDI AND VICTOR HUGO.

A MAN WITHOUT A COUNTRY.

A SAD CHRISTMAS.

* MAKING THE BEST OF IT.

THE RANK OF SERGEANT-COOK…

TWO HISTORICAL PARALLELS.

THE DEATH OF MR. THACKERAY.

A JEWISH BREACH OF PROMISE.

: THE COST OF THE AMERICAN…

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THE MARKETS.

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THE MARKETS. MARK LANE, MONDAS. l''t\ h up to Mark-lane to-day, the arrivals of English wheat were small, but, owing to the holidays, there was a very moderate number of buyers in attendance. The condi- tion of the wheat was tolerably good, The trade both for red and white qualities was in a sluggish state, and factors, had they felt disposed to force sales, would have ,been com- pelled to accept less money. Very little business was, how- ever, transacted, and prices must be considered nominally the same as on Monday last. There was a moderate supply of foreign wheat on the stands. In all descriptions the transactions were on a limited scale, yet last Monday's quotations were in most instances supported. The amount of business done in floating cargoes of grain was much restricted, at about previous rates. Owing to the large supplies on offer, and the heaviness in the trade in the country markets, the demand for all des- criptions of barley was in a sluggish state, and late quotations were barely supported. Even good and fine malting parcels were a dull inquiry, The market was well suppled with malt, and the trade ruled heavy, at drooping prices. The supply of oats on offer was very moderate. The falling off in the supply was caused by the decreased importations, the show of samples of home-grown produce being tolerably good. All descriptions were in slow request, at barely pre- vious quotations. Beans, the supply'of which was moderate, moved off slowly, on former terms. Peas met a slow sale, at late currencies. The market was flat, and moderately supplied with samples. There was very little American flour on offer. The supply of home descriptions, however, was tolerably large, and the trade ruled quiet, at late rates. METROPOLITAN CATTLE MAHKET, MONDAY. Our market to-day was but moderately supplied with foreign stock but the general quality of the sheep from Hol- land was good. From our own grazing districts the receipts of beasts fresh up were limited, even for the time of the year. Most breeds, however, came to hand in good saleable condition. Some of the Scots and shorthorns were remark- ably prime. Scots, crosses, Devons, and the best shorthorns moved' off freely, at an advance in the quotations compared with Monday last of 2d per Sib Otherwise the beef trade was inactive, nevertheless prices were well supported, and a good clearance was effected. The highest value for Scots was 5s 2d per 81b We were very scantily supplied with sheep, but their quality was prime. All breeds com- manded a steady sale, at fully last week's currency. The top figure for Downs was 6s per SIb. Nearly the whole of the supply found buyers. Calves-the show of which was limited âmet a dull inquiry, at late rates, viz., from 4s to 5s per 81b. The pork trade was somewhat heavy, on former terms, which ranged from 3s fid to 4s oil per 81b. HOPS. Since we last wrote a very moderate business has been transacted in all kinds of hops. The supplies of produce on offer, however, being somewhat restricted, the quotations are well supported. The import last week amounted to 44 bales from Dunkirk, 91 from Ostend, 50 from Hamburg, :?5 from Rotterdam, 83 from Antwerp, 126 from Bremen, 30 from Boulogne, and 20 from Calais. Mid and East Kents, 100s to 1808; Weald of Kents, 90s to 126s; Sussex, 90s to 120s: Yearlings, 60s to lOQs; Olds, 20s to 30s; Bavarian, 105s to 160s: Belgian, 72s to 84s; American, 105s to 120s per cwt. ""POTATOES. Full average supplies of potatoes continue to be received at these markets. In most qualities a fair business is doing, and very little change has taken place in prices, when com- pared with last week. Yorkshire Regents, 75s to 85s; ditto Flukes, 90s to 100s; ditto Rocks 60s to 70s; Perth, Forfar and Fifeshire Regents, 60s to 70s; ditto Rocks, 60s to 60s; Kent and Essex Regents, 70s to 80s per ton. WOOL. The business doing both in Down and long English wool, is very moderate. Holders, however, remain firm, and pre- vious quotations are supported. The reduction in the Bank rate, together with the holidays, has not, as yet, had any pev t piible effect on the trade. In colonial wwl YffS UWre iI\ 9Wi1