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MARKETS. FARMING AND THE CORN TRADE. Messrs. W. L. Browne and Co. report:—The heavy showers of the past week have helped for- ward the root crops, but they have not been suffi- cient to revive the pastures which are everywhere brown and bare. Some of the prematurely ripened fields of oats will be cut next week. During the past week trade has been slow in every department, and no change in values has to be reported. STISKWSBURY CORN MARKET, SATURDAY.—Quo- tations: White wheat 4s Od to 4s 2d, new ditto Os Od to Os Od per 751bs; red wheat 3s lOd to 4s Od, new ditto Os Od to Os Od per 751be barley Os Cd to Os Od per 70lbs; new oats lis 6d to 13s 6d, old ditto Os Od to Os Od per 2251bs; peas, lls 6d to 12s 6d per 2251bs new beans, 13s 6d to 14s 6d, and old ditto 16s to 17s per 240lbs. LIVERPOOL, CATTLE, MONDAY.—The supply of stock was larger than last week, showing an in- crease of 33 beasts, and an increase of 2,393 sheep, which met a fair demand for all classes at late rates. Prices Best beasts 6!d, second 5d, third 4Jd per lb best Scotch sheep, 7 to 6d other sorts, 7d to 5d per lb; lamb, 8 to 9d per lb. Numbers: Beasts, 751; sheep and lambs, 12,844. WELSHPOOL CORN, MONDAY.—Wheat, lls Od to lls 6d per 2251bs; Barley, Os Od to Os Od; oats, 10s 6d to 12s Od per 2251bs. WELSHPOOL, Monday.—Butter 10d to lld per lb; eggs 16 to for Is fowls3s 6d to 4s 6d per couple chickens. 4s Od to 6s Od ducks, 4s 6d to 6s Od per couple; geese, Os Od to Os Od each turkeys, Os Od to Os Od each rabbits Is 3d to Is 6d per couple; potatoes, Os Od per cwt. XEWTOWN GENERAL, TUESDAY. Eggs, 18 to for Is; butter, 9d to lid per lb; fowls, 3s 6d to 4s 6d per couple ducks, 4s 6d to 6s Od per couple; chickens 4s Od to 6s Od per couple rabbits, Is Od to Is 6d per couple. LONDON HAY AND STRAW, TUESDAY. — Good supplies, and a quiet trade, at the following prices:—Good to prime hay, 60s. to 87s 6d; 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. — Short supply of cattle, good supply of sheep and lambs. Moderate supply of pigs, trade slow throughout. Prices:— Beef, 4td to 6 mutton, 6d to 7id per lb lamb, 8d to 8d per lb; bacon pigs 7s Od to 7s 3d per score porkets 7s 6d to 8s Od sows 4s 6d to 4s 9d. SALFORD CATTLE, TUESDAY.—At market, 1,636 cattle, 21,089 sheep and lambs, and 165 calves. The following were the best prices obtainable Cattle, 5d to 61d; sheep, 6!d to 7Jd calves, 5d to 6d per lb.; lambs, 7!d to 8Jd. The trade in cattle was dull and there was a good business in sheep and lambs. Calves were slow in demand. CORK BUTTER, TUESDAY.—Primest, 81s; prime, 72s; first, 72s; seconds, 69s; thirds, 65s; fourths, 60s; fifths, 45s. Kegs: Firsts,—s; seconds, -s; Mild Cured: Choicest, 80s; choice, 72s; superfine, 76s; fine mild, 72s mild, 70s; choicest boxes, 80s; choice, OOs. In market: 146 firkins, 6 mild, and 32 boxes. LIVERPOOL CORN, TUESDAY.—Wheat very quiet, penny under Friday—1, Californian, 5s 2d to 5s 3d; 2 Winter, 5s Id to 5s 2d. Spring, 4s lOd to 5s 4|d. Beans quiet,—Saidi, 22s 6d to 22s 9d. Peas, fourpence over Friday, owing to scarcity, 5s spot! Oats very quiet—white 2s Id to 2s 3d. Maize quiet, easier-new mixed, 3s Od to 3s Oid; old, 3s 2 to 3s 3d. Flour occasionally sixpence under Friday. WHITCHURCH, FRIDAY. Wheat, 3s lOd to 4s Od per 75 lbs; barley Os Od to Os Od per 701bs oats, 2s 6d to 3s Od per 50 lbs eggs, 14 to 15 for Is; butter, lid to lsod per 16 ozs; fowls, 3s 6d to qs Od per couple; ducks, 4s Od to 4s 6d 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 Id to Os Od 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 5d to 61-d per lb; mutton, 7d to 8d veal, 6d to 6d lamb, 8d to 9d per lb pork pigs Os Od to 7s 6d, and bacon pigs 6s Od to 7s Od per score lbs. OSWESTRY CORN MARKET, WEDNESDAY.—White wheat, 4s Od to 4s 5d per 75 lbs red wheat, 3s 4d to 4s Id per 751bs; oats (old), 12s Od to 14s Od; per 235 lbs malting barley, 14s to 16s 6d per 280 lbs.; beans, old, 14s 6d to 15s Od per 240lbs; peas, OOs Od to 00s Od per 2251bs. OSWESTRY GENERAL MARKET, WEDNESDAY. — Butter, Is to Is Id per lb eggs, 14 to 15 for Is potatoes, old, 2s 6d to 2s 9d per cwt.; new, lid to Od per lb; beef, 7d to 8d perlb; mutton, 7d to 8d veal, 7d to 8d; lamb, lOd to 10d 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 2d to 2s 6d per couple carrots, Os Od to Os Od per cwt.

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