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THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS.

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THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS. The deficiency of rainfaJl is the critical matter of the day, for such moisture as has been enjoyed during the past week has only been sufficient to make up the week's own average. The wheat is not doing well, neither are oats, and opinion already is becoming pronoiine-bd as to the proba- bility of a short English yield of both thase cereals. English wheat has been on la. offer for the time of the year farmers, havmg lost heart, are clearing their reserves at very low figures. Foreign wheat has lately been pressed in, sales, and this t]r.e we ports being consistent with the heavy offerings on the Agricultural Exchanges, value has proved im- possible to maintain. The decline, however, does not exceed Is in white wheat, or od on rod. The spring corn trade shows 14 leading markets in sellers' favour for barley, 21 for oats, 10 for pulse, and 16 for maize; nine favour buyers of barley, five buyers Of oats, nine buyers of pulse, and seven buyers of maize. The balance is inclined more to sellers than buyers, but there is not a strong movement apparent in either direction. -Af-ark-kw Express.

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Songs for the People. .

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A MARTYR.

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Peers of Glamorgan. '.

NOT A CAPTIOUS MAN.

?"'."''':C'';'''." HIS TPTOUBLE.

I WELSH -GLEANINGS.

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The People's University.

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