Hide Articles List

13 articles on this Page

MARRIAGE OF MAJOR H. W. GRIFFITHS,…

INTERESTING TO RAILWAY PASSENGERS.

Advertising

REVIEW OF THE BRITISH CORN…

LORD ROSEBERY AND THE COUNTY…

REVIEW OF THE FOREIGN CORN…

News
Cite
Share

REVIEW OF THE FOREIGN CORN TRADE. The quantity of wheat on passage from the United States, including both seaboards, is 802,000 qrs., as compared with 757,500 qrs. a week ago. Last week's shipments from America included 80,500 qrs. of wheat, 138,000 bags of flour, and 153,000 qrs. of maize, as compared with 102,000 qrs. of wheat, 208,000 bags of flour, and 64,000 qrs. of maize in the corresponding week of 1888. The visible supply of wheat has fallen to 12,194,000 bushels, against 21,664,000 bushels a year ago; and maize has fallen, despite the good crop, to 7,970,000 bushels, against 8,389,800 bis. a year ago. The price of red winter wheat at New York is now 29s. 6d., being the same price as a week ago. Spring wheat, however, has fallen from 30s. 8d. to 30s. 2d. per qr. best extra State flour is steady at 20s. lOd. per sack. Maize has risen from 15s. Id. per qr. to 15s. 5d. per qr. An important report has been received from the-Russian Ministry of Agriculture, where- from it appears that winter wheat is good and satisfactory over about i of the area sown; y I was moderate to fair, l unsatisfactory, and i unsatisfactory. This latter comprises Kherson, Taurida (including Crimea), Ekaterinoslav, half of Poltava, the Valloy of the Don as far as the town of Saratov, Samara, parts of Astrakan and Stavropol. The unsatisfactory regions are Bessarabia, Podolia, North Poltava, Saratov, North-Samara, Nijni Novgorod, Tambov, Renza and Novgorod. Spring wheat crop is good and satisfactory in all provinces lying east of a line drawn from Archangel to Nijni Novgorod, thence to Taganrog, and on to Kertch; Kherson and most of Bessarabia also come under this heading, as well as the districts lying between Ladoga and Archangel. Poland, Moscow, Smolensk, Podolia, Taurida, Crimea, and Livonia are said to be medium to fair; whilst St. Petersburg, Poltava, Grodna, Volhynia, &c., are unsatisfactory. Speaking broadly, about f of the spring wheat are good and satis- 5 a factory, one-fifth medium to fair, and one-fifth unsatisfactory. This report, received on Thursday, has weakened the trade in Russian wheat at the end of the week, but it is thought to be too optimistic by many good judges, and the Russian Government are remembered to have spoken in no very discouraging terms of the poor crops which preceded 1887. Last week shipments from Russia included 223,883 qrs. of wheat, 59,199 qrs. of rye, 46,544 qrs. of barley, 289,821 qrs. of oats, and 31,831 qrs. of maize. India last week shipped 114,000 qrs. of wheat against 62,000 qrs. in the corresponding week of last year. New Zealand last week shipped 114,000 qrs. of wheat. The crop on threshing proves satisfactory, but Australia buys most of the surplus. The growing crops in Australia are of good promise. In France the wheat harvest is proceeding, though not without considerable interruption from the thundershowers which fall to the number of half-a-dozen in twenty-four hours. The condition of the wheat is a good deal affected by these contretemps, and the average price has advanced to 39s. 10d., being Is. 9d. rise upon the week. -Mark Lane Expras.

WELSH GIRLS' SCHOOL, ASHFORD.

Advertising

DR TANNER M.P., RETURNS TO…

THE ROYAL GRANTS.

Advertising

RAILWAY TIME TABLES—JULY.…

ORDERS & ADVERTISEMENTS RECEIVED…