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SERIOUS COLLIERY DISASTER.I

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THE MARKETS. MARK LANE. The grain trade at Mark-;&ne was dull and weak, being influenced by the improved state of the weather, the weak- ness at New York, and fair supplies. English w -eat was dull of sale, and Is to 2s per quarter lower on the week. A similar decline took place in the value of foreign w' eat, tie inquiry for which was limited. Flour, dull market country qualities fell 6d to Is per ssek. Trans- actions in barley were limited. Grindin* may bs written 6d to Is lower. Oats declined about Is per Quarter on the week, and were not much wanted. Maize was dull of sale, and 6d to Is per quarter easier. Beans, peas, and lentils all declined Cd to Is per quarter. METROPOLITAN CATTLE MARKET. The total imports of foreign stock into London hst week amounted to 13,195 head. In the corresponding period last year we received 20,530; in 1883, 27,753 in IS-S, 15,063; in 1831, 10,061 in IS80, 27,283; in 1879, 20,072 in 187&, 11.081 in 1877, 10, *90. At Liverpool there were received 705 be sts from Baltimore. Thecatt'e trade has le n very quiet. Moderate supplies were offei iug, and prices tended in buyers' favour, i he fresh supplies of beasts from our own grazing districts we: e only moderate. The demand was very dull throughout, and prices were weak. The best Scots and crosses made 5s to 5s 2d per bib., but many good animals went at a lower figura. Wit'a reference to foreign beasts the fre=H arrivals were short, but equal to the demand, which lacked activity, and prices ruled weak. The sheep pens were moderately well filed. There rvas a slow trale at drooping prices. The best Downs and bar-breeds nisde 5s 8d to 5s ikd per SIbs. Lambs ere inactive Lt 6s Sd to 7s. per Elbs. Calves and p:gs sold at about late prices. Coarse and inferior bea:t-, 4s to 4s 6d; second quality ditto, 4s 6d to 4s 8d prime large oxen, 4s 10d to 5s Scots, &c 5s to 5s 2d coarse and iuferior sheep, 4s 10d to 5s 2d seconds, 5s 2d to 5s 4d; prime coarse-wool'ed ditto, 5s 6d to 5s 8d; prime Southdown ditto, 5s 8d to 5s lOd lamb?, 6s 8d to 7s large coarse calves. 4s 101 to 5s 6d prime small ditto, 5s 6d to Gs large hogs, 3s Cd to 4s and feat small porkers, 4s to 4s 6d per Sib to sink the oSal. Total supply.—English: Beasts, 2360; sheep and lambs, 11,460; calves. 180; milch cows, 30. Foreign; Beasts, 490; calves, 30. From the Midland and Hostie Counties we received S70 beasts; from Korfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, 1000 b-asts from Scotland. ISO beasts and from Canad«, 80 beasts. METROPOLITAN MEAT MASSET. There was a moderate supply on fate. The trade was exceedingly slow generally, although for prime small sheep and lambs a fair demand prevailed at and above top quotations. Prices Inferior beef, 2s 8d to 3s 4d middling ditto, 3s 4d to 3s lOd; prime large ditto 4s Od to 4s id; prime sm;ll ditto, 4s Od .to 4s 6d veal, 4s Od to 4s 4d; inferior mutton, 3s 4d to 4s middling ditto, 4s to 4s 8d; prime ditto. 4s 8d to 5s 8d; large pork, 3s 2d to 3s 6d; small ditto, 4s Od to 4s 6d lamb, 6s to 6s 8d per 81b by the carcase. FISH. A moderate supply, with a quiet demand. Prices Sal- mon, Is Sd to 2s soles, Is to Is 2d slips, 8d to lOd ee's. 10d to 1 s 2d; halibut, td to Sd; brill, 5d to 7d; turbot, 7d tolOd; cod, 3d to sd; roker, 3d; plaice, 3d to 4d; fresh haddock, 2d to 4d: dried lin;, 4d; lemon soles, 6d crimped skate, 4d to 6d hake, 4d; and conger eel, 3d to 4d per Ib mackerel, 2d to 6d; lobsters, 9d to 2s Cd crabs, 3d to 2s each. POTATO. A fa\r supply of potatoes were on ofEer. There was a moderate demand, as folio ws Scotch regents, 80s to IGOs KenG- ditto, 70s to 95s; Victorias, 70s to 95s; magnum bcuurus. 50s to 60s champions, 50s to 60s per ton. New- Jersey kidneys, lth- to 2 e Malta round, 8s tc 9s per cwt.