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I REVIEW OF THE CORN TRADE.

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I MARKETS. LONDON CORN, MONDAY.—ENGLISH WHEAT. —The market was sluggish, with good suppli available. Prices were unchanged on the week: White milling lots were quoted up to 35s., and reds up to 34s. per qr. FOREIGN WHEATS.—There was only a limited trade, but prices were about maintained on the wek; No. 1 Northerns, 35s. 9d.; No. 2 ditto, 35s. 3d. ex ship; Plate (new), 35s. 6d. ex ship; Russian, 32s. 6d. upwards; Indian, 37s. 3d. up- wardg landed. MAIZE.—There was only a light inquiry, and prices ruled rather easier on the week: Plate, 23s. 3d. to 23s. 6d. landed. Odessa lots were in poor condition, and offered at 23s. landed. OATS.—Trade was quiet and hesitating, with good supplies, and an occasional tendency in ?oo d c I buyers' favour: New Plates, 15s. 9d. landed; Danubian, 14s. 6d.; Chilians, 18s. 9d.: Peters- burgs, 17s.: Canadians, 18s. 3d. upwards lauded BARLEY. Grinding and feeding lots met a limited demand, but South Russians were held for 20s. 9d. to 21s. landed, offerings being small. Malting and brewing barleys ruled sluggish at late rates: English, 30s. to 37s.; Hungarian and Bohemian, 34s. to 42s.: Indian, 26s. to 28s.; Ouchak and Anatolian, 28s. 6d. to 36s. per 448lb. BEANS AND PEAS.—There was a quiet trade at late rates. LONDON FLOUR, MONDAY. Conditions were quiet and rather dull, despite the cold weather, but prices held at recent levels as a rule: English Town-made Patents, 27s. 6d. to 29s. 6d. ditto Country-made, 25s. to 27s.; American Patents, 26s. to 28s.; ditto Bakers', 23s. 6d. to 25s 6d. per sack. LONDON CATTLE, MONDAY.—Beast entries on to-day's market numbered 960, an increase of 60 compared with last Monday. Trade, though sl ow, was dear for bullocks. A few Scotch were held for 5s. 2d. to 5s. 4d., with little demand; Devons, 5s. 2d. exceptionally, 5s. 4d.; Nor- folks, 5s. 2d.; Shorthorns, 4s. lOd. to 5s.; Irish, 4s. 6d. to 4s. lOd. Fat slaughtering oows and buPs fetched late rates, the former being quoted I at 3s. lOd. to 4s., and the latter at 3s. 6d. to 3s lOd. Twenty milch cows offered, and prices ranged from J217 to .£23 each. Four thousand four hundred sheep were penned in the market, an increase of 60. Trade was rather firmer as follows: Best Down tegs, 6s. 6d. to 6s. lOd.; best half-breds, 6s. to 6s. 4d.; best Down ewes, 4s. 6d. to 4s. lOd. per stone. Five calves offered, but trade was too small to quote. I Quotations per 81b. sinking the offal: Coarse arid inferior beef, 3s. to 3s. 6d.: ditto second quality, 2s. 6d. to 3s.: prime large oxen, 5s. to 5s. 2d.: ditto small, 5s. 2d. to 5s. 4d. Coarse and inferior sheep, 4s. to 4s. 6d.; ditto second quality, 3s. 8d to 4s.: best Down tegs, 6s. 6d. to 6s. 10d.; be«t half-breds, 6s. to 6s. 4d. LONDON MEAT, MONDAY.—Trade quiet; supplies good: Beef, English. 4s. to 4s. 2d.; American, 3s. 10d. to 4s. 2d.: Scotch, 4s. 2d. to 4s. 8d. Argentine hindquarters, 3s. 2d. to 3s. 6d. Mutton. English wethers, 4s. 8d. to 5s.; ewes. 3s. 6d. to 3s. ] Od.; Scotch ewes, 3s. 6d. to 3s. lOd.: tegs, 4s. lOd. to 5s. 4d.; New Zealand, 3s. to 3s. 4d. Lamb, English, 6s. 4d. to 7s.; Aus- tralian. 3s. 8d to 4s. Veal, 4s. to 5s. 4d. Pork, 3s. lOd. to 5s. per stone. LONDON PROVISIONS, MONDAY.—Butter slow: Danish, 124s. to 128s.. Normandy, 118s. to 120s.: Australian, 100s. to 116g. New Zea- land, 112s. to 1188.: Argentine, 108s. to 112s.; Russian, 90s. to 112s. per cwt. Choese: Cana- dian, 66s. to 70s.: Dutch, 60s. to 70s. per cwt. Bacon steady: Irish, 72s. to 80s.; Continental, 60s. to 74s. per cwt. Hams steady: American, 66s. to 72s. per r-wt. Eggs quiet. LONDON POTATO, MONDAY.—Trade was firm for liberal supplies as follows: Lineolns, 65s. to 75s.; King Edwards, 65s. to 80s.: Kents and Essex, 65s. to 70s.; Bedfords, 60s. to 70s.; Blacklands, 45s to 55s. per ton. BRADFORD WOOL, MONDAY.—The local market is steady and firm, but topmakers are not finding any response to London. In face of primary markets, however, full prices are in- sisted upon, sixty-fours being from 2s. Sjd. to 2s. 4d.. and fortys 13Jd. to 14d.. according to the character of the top. English wools are all well held. The yarn trade continues most dis- appointing.

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