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LETTER FROM THE QUEEN TO MISS…

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The SOCIETY for the EMPLOYMENT…

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BURNING OF THE HYGIENIC EXHIBITION…

AGRICULTURAL PROSPECTS.

MR. JUSTICE FRY on the VICTORIAN…

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ILADIES' SANITARY ASSOCIATION.

THE WAR WITH INSECTS.

FROZEN ROBINSON CRUSOES.

ICURIOUS BEQUEST TO THE JEWS.

ELECTRIC FISHING.

THE RECENT FLOODS IN MISSISSIPPI.

A FORTUNATE AERONAUT.

EPITOME OF NEWS.

THE MARKETS.

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THE MARKETS. MARK-LAKE.—MoKDAV. Business at Mark-lane was without special feature. CroD accounts are generally favourable, thereby checking busi- ness, and the American trade also is dull. Sunnlies nlZ, bothj English and foreign, were about equal tWc dem«f' ii glish wheat was m quiet request, but was fairly steadTln value. For foreign wheat the demand was only moderate, and prices were unaltered. Flour sold slowly, at last rates. The barley trade was dull, most qualities declining 6d per TJ',e oat trade was qiiieter, and prices were weak, ruling 3d to ou easier on the week. Beans and peas changed hands slowly, at lata currencies. Maize was the turn lower on the wtek, vti.h a limited demand. METROPOLITAN CATTLE MARKET.—MONDAT. c??,,er "father and firmness of the dead meat maiket, the cattle trade is stronger, but without animation. Fcesh supplies of English beasts were moderate; those of Scotch and Irish limited. There is a fair demand at steady KIK v crosses sold at 5s 8d to 6s lOd per l 200 S S.uffo'k; and Essex we received about 1,200, from the Midland and home counties abont 800 from Scotland 84, and from Ireland 60 head. An increased sup- ply of beasts was observed on the foreign side of the There were about 100 American, and an equal number ef Swedish, besides the usual compliment of Danish. The trade was quiet, at steady prices for fine breeds. The sheep pens were moderately weU filled. The trade was quiet, and prices were about the same as last week. The best Downs and half. breds sold at 6s 4d to 6s fld per SIb. Lambs were quoted at 88 to Sa 6d per lib. Calves and pigs were steady. At Deptford there were 1,000 beasts and 8 000 „ £ °ar?e and inferior beasts, 4s to 4s Cd; second qua- lity, 4s 6d to 6s prime large oxen, 6s to 6s 8d nrime Scots 6s 8d to S3 lOd coarse and inferior sheep, 6s to 6s 6d • second quality, 6s 6d to 6s prime coarse woelled. 6s to B. P ^"todowns, 6s 4d to 6s 6d lambs, 7s 6d to in ,86 coa £ se calves 5s 4d to 6s prime small ditto, 6« 4s 4J Jer 81b to stofthe tffaL 68 lK>rke"' 68 METROPOLITAN MEAT MAMET.-MoNP.tY WMtWd1ba«e«J^Pp!y °\.meat~WM offered- With cools M FmesInferior beef, 8s t« 8d middling ditto, 4s to 4s 6d prime large ditto. 4t 6d to m *s 10d to 6s 2d veal, 6s to 6« 4d; In- ferior mutton. 8s lOd to 4s 4d; middling ditto. 4s 8d to ts 4d: M S0 11arge P°rk' 8s Sd to 4s; small ditto, 4s 4d to 4s 8d; lamb, 7s 4d to 8s per 81b. by the earoase. POTATO. A large supply of potatoes was offered. Trade dull, as followsOld: Scotch Regents, too to 80s; ditto ehampions, 60s to 70s ditto magnum bonums, 110s to 1108. dltte flukes. 110s to 120s; Lincoln champions, 60s to 70s; York ditto, 108 to 80s ditto Victorias, 180s to 140s per ton; German redi. 4s to 4s 6d per bag. New: Malta spring, go to 108 8d; Lisbon, 8s 6d to 10s 6d.; Jersey kidneys, 161 to 18a per ewt. BOll. The hop market is rather quiet. The favourable aoconnta from the plantations checked business, and caused a weak tendency in all but the finest samples, which continued to be held with some show of steadiness. Prices —East Kent goldings, 1881, jM to £8; Mid-Kent ditto, £5 16s to 97 7s Weald of Kents, jC4 10< to jM 10s Sussex, H 10s to iM Worcester, A:5 to k7 15s; Farnhams, jM to 97 10s; country Farnhams, 1;6 to t7 10s yearlings, Z3 los toC5 128 English, 1876, jEl 16s to JEZ 10s; ditto, 1870, 18s to Li; ditto, olds, 158 to jEl; Bay Meat's, 1881, Z6 6s to £7: Belgians, iCl Is toes 38 Alsace, A:6 128 to je7; Bohemian, jM to £6 6s; Burgundy* .66 6s to £ 6 15s American, R6 15s to AS; ditto, 1880, gb to £6158; Califoinian, 1881, 47 to £7151; foreign old ditto ifi« to £ 1 per cwt. GAME AND POULTRY. Irish fowls, Is 9d to 3s Kssex ditto. 2s to q« ditto, 2s (id to 3s 91 Su^x ditto. 3s to 4a Surrev ditto 5s to 10s live ditto, Is 6d to 2. rabbits, 2,to 2s 8 f hares' 3s to 4A fill pigeons, 0a tc j#d Bordeaux ditto, is to is 6i • quails, is 9d to 2s haunches of venison, 60s to 80s t ach. FISH. 53 *° 88 • r0U8ed ditto, 6s to 7s «d red fli fid »n R«°. M ipper ditto- 4s 6d to fis 6d pickle ditto. P floaters, 6s to 5s 3d sauce oysters, 7s to 8s 6(4 per hundred salmon, grilse, and trout, Is$d to Is TXd per lb. whitings, tl8 to S5 6d haddock, ,61 to &* plaiee, its 1158 per Meklt.

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THE ASSASSINATIONS IN DUBLIN.

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SIR F. ROBERT'S MARCH FROM…