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777= I MARKETS. LONDON CORN, MONDAY.—ENGLISH WHEA*. —Trade was light, and prices showed a down- ward tendency in sympathy with foreign lots: White milling lots ranged up to 35s., and reds up to 34s. 6d. per qr. FOREIGN WHEATS.—There was only a limited demand, and prices for most samples ruled fully 6d. cheaper on the week: No. 1 Northern, 37R. 6d.: No. 2 ditto, 37s.: new Plates, 37s.; Australian, 38s. ex ship; Russians, 34s. up- wards: Indian, 38s. upwards landed. MAIZE.—Tho market remained dull with other reeding staffs, the wet weather having a bad effect upon trade and the attendance Plate, 24s.; South Russian, 23s. 3d. to 236. 6d. landed. OATS.-The market ruled dull and narrow at a setback of about 3d. on the week: Plates, 15s. 6d. to 15s. 9d. Danubians, 15s. 4gd.; Cana- dians, 18s. 3d. Chilians, 18s. 9d.; white Libaus. 14s. 6d. upwards; heavy Russians, 22s. upwards landed. BARLEY. — Grinding and feeding barleys cleared quietly at easy prices: South Russian, 20s. 9d. landed. Malting and brewing lots were held for full rates: English, 28s. to 37s.; Hun- garian, 34s. 6d. to 42s.; Smyrna, 30s. to 35s.; Ouchak and Anatolian, 29s. to 36s.; Dantzic, 27s. to 31s. per 4481b. BEANS AND PEAS.-The market was slow without change. LONDON FLOUR. MONDAY.—The demand was poor owing to the bad weather and the un- favourable light. Prices were often 3d. lower on the week in sympathy with wheat: English Town-made Patents, 27s. 6d. to 29s. 6d.; ditto I Country-made, 24s. 6d. to 26s. 6d.: American Patents, 26s. 6d. to 28s. 6d.; ditto Bakers', 23s. 6d. to 25s. 6d. per sack. LONDON CATTLE, MONDAY.—Beast entries on to-day's market numbered 670, a decrease of 170 com!)ared with last Monday. Trade ruled elow, anected bv the wet weather, which more than offset the smaller supplies. Fine bullocks barely made last week's quotations: Scotch, 6s. 2d. to 5s. 4d.; Devons, 5s. to 5s. 2d.; Nor- folks, 4e. lOd. to 5s. 2d.; Shorthorns, 4s. lOd. to 5s. Fat slaughtering cows and bulls met a light sale, the former ranging from 3s. lOd. to 4s. 2d., and the latter from 3s. 6d. to 4s. Twenty-five milch cows offered, and the best were held for < £ 23 each. Four thousand five hundred and twenty sheep were penned in the market, a decrease of 70. Trade ruled quietly steady as follows: Best Down tegs, 6s. 6d. to 6s. 10d. best half-breds, 6s. 1 to 6s. 4d. best Down ewes, 4s. 8d. to 5s. Down lambs, 7s. to 7s. 4d. per stone. Five calves offered, but trade was not worth noting. LONDON MEAT. MONDAY.—Trade quiet, supplies good: Beef. English. 4s. to 4s. 2d.; American, 3s. lOd. to 4s.: Scotch, 4s. 2d. to 4s. 8d. Argentine hindquarters, 3s. to 3s. 6d. Mutton, English wethers, 4s. 6d. to 5s.; ewes, 3s. 8d. to 4s. Scotch ewes. 3s. 8d. to 4s.; ditto tegs, 4s. 8d. to 6s. New Zealand, 3s. to 3s. 4d. Lamb, English. 6s. 4d. to 7s.: New Zealand. 4s. to 4s. 6d. Veal, 4s. to 5s. 4d. Pork, 4s. 2d. to •e. per stone. LONDON PROVISTONS, MONDAY.—Butter quiet: Danish, 122s. to 126.: Normandy, 118s. to 130s.; Australian, 106s. to 116s.; Argentine, 106s. to 116s. New Zealand, 110s. to 120s. Rus- sian, 100s. to 112s. per ewt. Cheese quiet: Canadian, 66s. to 70s. Dutch, 60s. to 74s. per cwt. Bacon firm: Irish, 70s. to 826.; Con- tinental, 60s. to 72s. per cwt. Hams quiet: American, 64s. to 74s. per cwt. Eggs slow. LONDON POTATO, MONDAY.—Trade was slow for moderate supplies. The wet weather checked offerings somewhat. Quotations: Lin- colns, 65s. to 75s.; King Edwards, 65s. to 75s. Kents and Essex, 55s. to 65s. Blacklands, 45s. to 50s. per ton; Teneriffes, 13s. to 14s. per cwt. BRADFORD WOOL, MONDAY.—This mar- ket is very quiet as regards new business, users declining to follow the lead set in London in face of the tendency in raw wool. However, topmakers are firm, and hold out for recent ad- vances in both merinoes and crossbreds. There is steady trade in English wools, but staplers are finding it difficult to replace stocks to meet this market. The yarn trade is slow, but prices are very stiff.

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