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VAGRANCY IN MERIONETHSHIRE.…

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MARKETS. WELSHPOOL, Monday.âButter 7d to 9d per lb eggs to 20 for Is fowls 3s Od to 4s 6d per couple chickens, 3s Od to 6s Od ducks, 58 Od to 6s Od per couple; geese, Os Od to Os Od each turkeys, Os Od to Os Od each rabbits Os Od to Os Od per couple potatoes, Os Od per cwt. NEWTOWN GENERAL, TUESDAY. Eggs, 20 to 22 for Is; butter, 8d to lOd per lb; fowls, 3s Od to 4s 6d per couple ducks, 5s Od to 6s Od per couple; chickens 3s Od to 5s 6d per couple. LONDON HAY AND STRAW, TCESDAY. -!Large supplies, and a dull trade, at the following prices:âGood to prime hay, 60s. to 85s Od; inferior to fair, 36s to 55s; good to prime clover, 65s to 87s 6d new ditto, Os to Os inferior to fair ditto, 38s Od to 60s mixture and sainfoin, 50s Od to 85s Od; new ditto, OOs to 00s; straw, 20s to 40s per load. BIRMINGHAM CATTLE, TUESDAY. Fine weather. There was a por supply of stock, and trade was slow throughout. The quotations were as follow:- Beef, 5d to 6d mutton, 6 to 7;<1 per lb lamb, Od to Od per lb; veal, Od to Od per lb. Best bacon pigs, 7s 3d to 7s 6d porkets, 7s 6d to 8s Od; sows, 5s Od to 5s 3d per score. SALFORD CATTLE, TUESDAY.âAt market, 1,657 cattle, 13,743 sheep and lambs, and 228 calves. The following were the best prices obtained :â Cattle, 5d to 6Jd sheep, 5d to 8d calves, 5d to 7Ã¥-d per lb.; lambs, 9d to lid. There was a fair demand for cattle; whilst there was an improved traie for choice sheep and lambs. The prices of calves were up a little. LIVERPOOL, CATTLE, MONDAY.âThe supply of cattle was smaller than last week, showing a de- crease of 180 beasts, and an increase of 203 sheep, which met a fair demand for all classes at late rates. Prices âBest boasts 6.td, second 5.td, third 4!d per lb best Scotch sheep, 7|d to 5d other sorts, 7d to 5d per lb; lamb, 9W to lOd per lb. Numbers: Beasts, 353; sheep 6,277. WHITCHURCH, FRIDAY. â Wheat, 3s lOd to 4s Od per 75 lbs; barley 3s Od to 3s 6d per 701bs; oats, 2s 6d to 38 3d per 50 lbs eggs, 15 to 16 for Is; butter, 7d to Os lid per 16 ozs; fowls, 3s 6d to 4s Od per couple; ducks, Os Od to 6s Od per couple geese, Os Od to Os Od per lb; turkeys, Os Od to Os Od per lb; potatoes (per measure), Os Od to I Os Od new, Os 5d to Os Od per score; beof, 6d to 8d per lb; mutton, 7d to 9d; lamb, lOd to Is Od; per lb.; veal 7d to 8d per lb.; pork, 5d to 7d; rabbits, Os Od to Os Od per couple; apples, id lb. OSWESTRY CORN MARKET, WEDNESDAY.âWhite wheat, 4s 2d to 4s 4d per 75 lbs red wheat, 4s Od to 4s 2d per751bs; oats (old), 1NOd to 12s Od per 235 lbs malting barley, Os to Os Od per 280 lbs.; beans, Os to Os per 2401bs; peas, Os Od to 12s 6d per 2251bs. OSWKSTRY GENERAL MARKET, WEDNESDAY. â Butter, 9d to lOd per lb eggs, 16 to 17 for Is potatoes, 2s 6d to 2s 9d per cwt.; beef, 6d to 8d per lb; mutton, 7d to9d; veal, 7d to 8d lamb, lid to Is per lb pork, 6d to 8d per lb fowls, 5s OJ to 5s 6d per couple; ducks, Os Od to Os Od per oouple; geese, Os Od to Os each turkeys, Os to Os each rabbits, 2s 4d to 2s 6d per couple; carrots, 3s Od to 3s 6d per cwt. OSWESTRY WEEKLY CATTLE FAIR.âThe above fair was well attended and there was a good show in all departments. Cattle were in good condition all round and fair prices were obtained. The prices ruled as follows:âBeef from d to 6d per lb; mutton, 7d to 8d veal, 6td to 71-d lamb, 9d to lOd per lb; pork pigs 7s Od to -to 6d, and bacon pigs Os Od to 7s Od per score lbs. CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS.âApproximate return of traffic receipts, for the week ending May 24tb, 1896. Miles open, 250. Passengers, parcels, horses, carriages, dogs, and mails, £ 3,088; mer- chandise, minerals, and live stock, £ 2,497; total for the week, R5,585 aggregate from commence- ment of half-year, £ 88,048. Actual traffic receipts for the corresponding week last year: Miles open, 237. Passengers, parcels, &c., zE2,631 merchandise, minerals, xc., £ 2,339; total for the week, £ 4,970; aggregate from commencement of half-year, £ 83,179. Increase for the week, passengers, parcels &c., £ 457; increase, merchandise, minerals, &c., 9158; total increase for the week, £ 615; aggregate 19 increase, passengers, parcels, &c., £ 2,900 f aggregate I increase, merchandise, minerals, &c., £ 1,969; aggre- gate from commencement of half-year, £ 4,869.

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