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AGRICULTURAL NOTES.

THE NORTH WALES HORSE SALES.

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MARKETS. FARMING AND THE CORN TRADE. Messrs. W. L. Browne and Co. repor ;-In the West Midland district a further fail of rain is much needed, for not only are the pastures extremely bare, but as yet there are no signs of the swede crop, a crop of great value to the fo-, winter feeding. Hay harvest is now general, the cutting giving proof tint 80 per cent. of the meadows vieH scarcely more than half an average quantity. Wheat has met a quiet trade during the past week. 0,1 t S, peas, and beans have moved to a moderate extent unchanged quotations. Flour has experienced a better enquiry. Offals, at reduced prices, have been taken more freely. SIIKISWSBCRY CORN MARKET, SATURDAY.—Quo- tations: White wheat 4s Od to 4s 2 i, ne*v j ditto Os Od to Os Od per 751bs; red wheat 3s lOd to 4s Od, new ditto Os Od to Os Od per 751ba to 4s Od, new ditto Os Od to Os Od per 751ba I barley Os Cd to Os Od per 701bs old oats 11s 6d to 13s 6d. new ditto Os OJ to Os Od per 2251bs; peas, lis 5d to 12s 6d per 2251bs new beans, 13;3 6d to 14s 6d and old ditto 16s to 17s per 240Jb". WELSHPOOL CORX, MONDAY.—Wheat, lis Od to lis 6d per 2251bs; Barley, Os Od to Os Od oats, 10s 6d to 12s Od per 2251bs. WELSHPOOL, Monday.—Butter 7td to 8d per Ib; eggs 18 to for Is fowls 3s 6d to 4s 6d per couple chickens. 3s 6d to 5s 6d ducks, 4s Od to 5s Odper couple; geese, Os Ocr to Os Od each turkeys, Os Od to Os Od each rabbits Is 3d to Is 6d per couple; potatoes, Os Od per cwt. NEWTOWN GENERAL, TUESDAY. — Eggs, 20 FO for Is; butter, 7d to 8d per lb; fowls, os Od to 4s Od per couple ducks, 4s Od to 5s Od per couple; chickens 3s Od to 5s Od per couple rabbits, Is 3d per couple. LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY.—Wheat quiet, about Friday 1, Californian, 5s 3d to 5s 3jd 2 Winter, 5s 2d to 5s 3Jrd Beans trade,—Saidi, 22s 9d to 23s 5d. Peas, 4s 73,d. Oats very quiet, un- changed—white 2s Id to 2s 3d. Maize slow, late rates -new mixed, 3s Ogd to 3s ld old, 3s 2d to 3s 2d, Flour unchanged. LONDON HAY AKD STRAW, TCESDAY. Fair supplies, and a quiet trade, at the following price" :-G()od to prime hay, 60s. to 85s Od inferior to fair, 36s to 55s; good to prime clover, 65s to 90s Od 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. There was a supply of cattle and sheep, fair and trade was slow. Large supply of pigs, moderate demand. Prices:- Beef, 4d to 6d mutton, 6d to 7d per lb lamb, 2 8d to 9d per lb bacon pigs 7s Od to 7s 3d per score porkets 7s Od to 7s 3d sows 4s 3d to 4s 6d. SALFORD CATTLE, TUESDAY.—At market, 1,432 cattle, 17,841 sheep and lambs, and 193 calves. The following were the best prices obtainable :— Cattle, 5d to 6ind sheep, 6dto 8d calves, 5d to 2 6d per lb.; lambs, 8d to 9.d. The trade in cattle was dull but there was a better business in sheep and lambs. Calves were in fair demand. LIVERPOOL, CATTLE, MONDAY.—The supply of stock was smaller than last week, showing a de- crease of 7 beasts, and a decrease of 297 sheep, which met a fair demand for all classes at late rates. Prices —Best beasts 6td, second 5d, third 4|d per 2 lb best Scotch sheep, 7d to 6d other sorts, 7d 2 to 5d per lb; lamb, 83d to 9d per lb. Numbers: 2 2 Beasts, 534; sheep and lambs, 8,375. CORK BUTTER, TUESDAY.—Primest, 76s; prime, 71s first, 72s; seconds, 70s; thirds, 68s fourths, 65s. Kegs: Firsts, -s; seconds, s; thirds, s. Mild Cured: Choicest, 82s; choice, 73s; superfine, 82s; fine mild, 72s mild, 70s; choicest boxes, 81s; choice, 74s. In market: 476 firkins, 292 mild, and 59 boxes. WrHITCHURCH, FRIDAY. Wheat, 38 lOd to 4s Od per 75 lbs; barley Os Od to Os Od per 701bs oats, 2s 6d to 3s 3d per 50 lbs eggs, 14 to 17 for Is; butter, 9d to Is Od per 16 ozs; fowls, 3s 6d to 4s Od per couple; ducks, 4s 6d to 5s 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 Os Od new, Os ld to Os 2d. per lb beef, 6d to 8d per lb; mutton, 7d to 9d; lamb, 9d to Os lOd per lb.; veal 6d to 8d per lb.; pork, 5d to 7d. OSWESTRY WEEKLY CATTLE FAIR.—The above fair was well attended and there was a good show in all departments. Cattle were in good condition. Prices ruled as follows :—Beef from 4id to 6d per lb; mutton, 6d to 7Ji; veal, 6d to 7d lamb, 8d to 9d per lb; pork pigs Os Od to 8s Od, and bacon pigs 7s Od to 7s 3d per score lbs. OSWESTRY CORN MARKET, WEDNESDAY.—White wheat, 4s 3d to 4s 5d per 75 lbs red wheat, 4s Id to 4s 3d per 75Ibs; oats (old), 10s 9d to 12s 6d; per 235 lbs malting barley, 14s to 16s Od per 280 lbs.; beans, old, 00s Od to OOs Od per 240lbs; peas, Os Od to OOs Od per 2251bs. OSWESTRY GENERAL MARKET, WEDNESDAY. — Butter, lOd to Is per lb eggs, 12 to 13 for Is potatoes, old, 2s 6d to 2s 9d per cwt.; new, l to Od per lb; beef, 7d to 8d perlb; mutton, 7d to 9d veal, 7d to 8d; lamb, lOd to IOtd per lb pork, 6d to 8d per lb; fowls, 4s Od to 5s Od per couple; ducks, 5s Od to 6s Od per couple; geese, Os Od to Os each turkeys, Os to Os each rabbits 2s 4d to 2s 6d per couple carrots, Os Od to Os Od per cwt. -+-

DEATH OF REV. VALENTINE LLOYD.

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