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THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS*.

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THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS*. The Mark Lane Express says :—Drying the past week copious rains have fallen, which after the long sunshhie served as a preparation of the soil for autumnal planting, and a. good deal of thi? work has u.iready been successfully done as it is to be hoped that the oppor- tunity will not be lost, as much depends on early plant- ing, and a thorough establishment or the plants in the ground. The late gatherings in many cases show much better condition than those more hastily got up. But samples, after such changes exhibit a considerable difference in this respect alone, and much wheat comes to hand with very little chance of a speedy and re- munerative placement. Most of thj barley too is stained, and fine coloured parcels have become scarce and remain dear, while infenor have been giving way. Some of the oata, beans, and peas, however, are remarkably dry and heavy. As we feared, it ia not so in Germany, and prime qualities from this cause are likely to re- main dear, M, in spite of our recent decline, there has be-eu little reduction in tho German markets. Indeed, during the past week more firmness has generally been evinced bottj in London and the country, some places noting a small rise,

THE MODOCS BEFORE DEATH.

"AN EXTRAORDINARY MEETING."

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THE JJATE SIR E. LANDSEER.

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