GLEAN IN GS, 'A BETTEK WAY. I As a veteran of agricultural upbringing and iiistincts (writes a correspondent of the Liver- pool Daily Pos.") I have been greatly grieved to see the unnecessary deterioration which has far several weeks been going on throughout the country among grain crops in the etook. It is true that since the cutting of the crops favour- able climatic conditions have never been suffi- ciently prolonged to permit of much carting and stacking in the ordinary way, even if the stuff had been sufficient dry. Opportunity, however, frequently occurred for saving it in a way which, in my youth, we were forced to do in a part of t4 British Idea subject to treacherous harvest leather. After the crop had been in stook for a week, every opportunity was seized (I have myself worked at it all night) to build, say, five or six stooks into one ricklet, capable of stand- ing almost any kind 01 weather, while waiting for the time which invariably came sooner or later when it could be carted to the stackyard. In haymaking, the process employed was quite as effective for saving the crop, while immense- ly more so for time-saving. Instead of devoting ft precarious time to carting laboriously to the big stack, we devoted it to putting the hay temporarily into round ricks of a ton or there- abouts in the most convenient corner of the field. By means of a long stout rope, doubled and drawn by a team of horses, the hay, either in cocks or in windrows, was swept along the length of a ridge, and left where it could be con- veniently forked on to the rick. So secured there was no anxiety as to its condition, because it was ready for any emergency, whether of im- mediate sale or carting to the backyard. THE RISE IN TITHE.. I The publication in the agricultural statistics I for last year (says the "Manchester Guardian ") reminds one thttt the parsons, or rather those of them who are lucky enough to possess tithes, have benefited substantially from the great in- crease in the prico of corn. When the tithe was commuted in 1836 Lord John Russell anticipated the trend of (modern wages agreements by an ingenious slidingiscale arrangement. It worke like this. Tlio itithe on Blackacre Farm in 1836, was worth, say, JC2 a year. It was calculated how many bushels of wheat, barley and oats the owner of Blackaere could have purchased for iS2 if he had divided the money equally among the three at the prices then ruling, ana he was required to pay annually a sum which, at cur- rent prices, would always buy the same quantity. On the whole it has been a bad bargain for the parson. In 1912 for instance, prices were 28 per cent. below the 1355 standard, and they have been lower than that. But with the highest prices recorded since 1812 he is recovering spme of his loss. The tithe rent charge is now ca4- culated at JB109 3a. lid., 9 per cen't. above the 1835 standard and an increase of JB17 on the year. THE' MEAT SITUATION. .I Say a "The National Food Journal :—A seri- ous feature of the meat situation is presented by the Area Live Stock Commissioner's, who report from many axeas a considerable increase in the number of animals passing through the markets for slaughter. The f&nner. now that the harvest operations are over, is better provided with th? l labour eti&'ryfor forwMdinff .took, and fe?r* ¡ the difficulty of feeding cattle during the winter when the acoujstomed provision of concentrated food is uncertain, and he must rely mainly on roots and home-grown food. Though the Min- istry of Food Sully realise the difficulty in which the farmer is placed, and are carefully reviewing the situation, so that fodder requirements may as far as possible be met, they are bound to con- sider the position which may arise if cattle are slaughtered too freely early in the aiftumn. Home-grown meat has assumed a greater im- portance than ever. sime a further linnta?ton on imports is imposed by the necessities of milit& transpon, and it is therefore es?ntia.1 that t.i should be conserved during the winter months. Accordingly, the Food Controller has decided to reduce the consumption by a general lowering of the ration, and, simultaneously instructions have been issued to Government agents in the markets to secure that onJy cattle really finished shall be graded for slaughter. It is hoped that farmers generally will realise that con-servation of the i herds is a nizitter of urgent national interest, and totTI avoid premature slaughter of tjhoir stock. «»
Salop Agricultural Executive. POSITION OF OUT-GOING TENANTS, At last week's meeting of the com- mittee at Shrewsbury, Mr. J. V. Wheeler presiding, a memorandum was received from the Food Production Department dealing with the legal position of the out-going tenant when* a change of tenancy is made after the issue of a Cultivation Notice by the Executive Committee. In order to avoid the question as to the liability of the landlord and to secure that the landlord or incoming tenant should not at the expenee of the State obtain a sown crop without payment, the following procedure will be followed in any case where the committee find that a tenant m?rved or about to be served with a cultivation notice is quitting before next harvestThe out. going tenant will be asked to try and arrange with th,* landlord or incoming tenant for pay- ment by him from the crop to be sown: and if this is refused, the outgoing tenant ehould at once inform the committee, who could then enter under Regulation 2M. &fter service of notice of iatention to enter. The outgoing tenant would be engaged to cultivate and sow the land for, and at the expense of, the committee, who could then recover the value from the incoming tenant, the committee retaining possession of the fields un- til his tenancy has commenced or longer, if neces- sary. A cultivation notice would be served on thp inooming tenant immediately on the com- mittee's withdrawal, directing him to carry out any cultivations that remain necessary in order to fulfil the requirements of the notice previously served on the outgoing tenant.
Farmers and Damaged Grain. I Numerous statements having recently appeared in the Press announcing that farmers are able to obtain higher-priced for damaged than for sound grain, the Ministry of Food consider it necessary to point out that suoh statements are unauthorised and contrary to facts. The maximum prices at which damaged wheat, rye, and barley ma.y be eold M 7s. per qu&rter below the maximum prices fixed for sound ,he, rye. and barley for the same period of sale, and in 'Lhe case of o-atts im- properly cleaned or containing an undue quan- tity ol soil 5s. per quarter less ihauthe mftxirmigi oåGe btd for sottod oats.
OFFICIAL RETURNS OF MARKET I PRICES. The official returns of market, prices for the week ending October 2, compiled from the re- ports received from the Board of Agriculture's market reporters give the following information: Fat Cattle.—Owing largely to a considerable reduction in the number of cattle on offer fit London during the current week (5,519 against 7.543 last week), the total number of beasts at all markets shows a decline on the week of about 2,400. At the same time it may be noted that at many places the supply was in excess of the requirements, and several beasts were returned to the senders as -not required for slaughter. The number of cattle that have been super-graded at all markets pearato be about the sarae as in previous weeks, some specially well-fed Herefords being shown in the Midlands. Sheep were offer- ed in very much reduced number at Newcastle- on-Tyne, about 6.500 fewer being penned than in the previous week; London, however, shows an increase on the week of about 3,700, but the total supply at all markets is slightly below lass week. Quality generally is not very good, many lota being decidedly short of finish; at the same time, considering the shortage of feeding stuffs, the condition of the sheep generally cannot be considered otherwise than fair. Pigs show a slight improvement in numbers at many of the country markets, but at Birmingham supplies were considerably smaller. Dairy cows show a pretty general advance in price, trade being very dear at all places; at Gloucester, Penrith, Shrewsbury and North- ampton a.dvanœs ranin from 30s, to 60s. per head are recorded. The store cattle trade h&s again been very quiet, farmers evidently not being anxious to buy owiniz to the uncertainty of winter keep; at the Shrewsbury special sale only about half of the 1.100 on offer changed hands, and prices for those which were sold showed a reduction of 2s. to 3s. per live cwt. At a special sale at Penrith, however, where the supply was in excess of the previous year and some very good quality Blue-grey bullocks were shown, the demand is reported as satisfactory, most of the lots changing hands; but at York trade was the slowest experienced this season. Store sheep are not selling eo well as they were earlier in the seagon. At the Poundbury fair (Dorchester), except for a few special lots, the demand was slow, while at the Barton fair (Gloucester) a large number of the 6,300 on offer failed to get sold; at Norwich, however, the Re- porter states that trade was good, especially for lambs, but at other places trade was certainly easier than it has been, only the best lots meet- ing with much demand. Store pigs again made poor prices, especially small stores. Oswestry (October 2nd).—Smaller supply of cattle and sheep, but pigs were shown in larger numbers: all classes sold at controlled rates. Shrewsbury (October 1st).—Rather oveT 100 fat oa.ttle. or about the same as last week; quality generally very fair. but some of the beasts were returned to the farms. Sheep and lambs num- bered about 930; all sold at controlled prices, skins making up to 6s. each. There were 28 fat pigs, some being of top quality, white the con- dition of all lota was fair. (Sept. 26th).-At a special sheep sale to-day 3,809 were on offer, but tr&6tA was slow, and prices ruled decidedly lower. the beet quality breeding ewes on the average making from 80s. to 100s. per heal. A bunch of very good wether 1. mbs made 72s. 6d., and another lot 66s., while some ewe lambs realised 58s. and 67s. 6d. per head. (September 27th).- Just over 1,100 store cattle were on offer to-<my, including some very good bunches for winter feeding; very few buyers attended, consequently trade ruled slow and prices on the whole w4ore easier. A few bunches of Angus-cross heifers sold fairly well at 75s. to 81s.. while some Here-, ford steers of 10i cwts. made a shade, over 763., some strong Hereford-Shorthorn cross bullocks 71«. to 72e.. a bunch of Hereford bullocks of 9J owte. 75. 3d., and another lot of 7; owk 75s. 6d., per live owt. On the average beat quality made from 70s. to 769., secondary sorts ()5s. to 68s., and others 61. to 636., per live owt., but only about 50 per cent, of the entry got sold. (October hit).—At the weekly market to-day, dairy cows with calves made up to M and to £ 84, while heifers with first- calf also sold well, and were in keen demand. Store piks, if anything, a shade dearer. Wellington (Salop) (September 30th).—Hardly j 100 fatt cattle, the supply again including a large number of well-fed Hereford bullocks, many of which were super-graded. A number of cattle to-day, however, were returned to the farms, the* supply being said to be in excess of the require- ments. A very fair show of about 440 fat sheep; skins and pelts made 4m. to 6s. each. (September 27tih).—There was a good entry of store atteep at this "cial sale. eJbout. 4.500 being on offer, but trade was irregular, some bunches selling very well, while for others there was no demand. A very good lot of Kerry ewes made up to 150s., two other bunches 107.. 6d., and other good lottl 80s. to lOls., while SOIILe very good two-year-old Shropahire ewea made 127s. 6d.,120s. and 100s. per head. Strong lambs were in request and I made up to 69a., but prices generally ranged from 40s. to 60s., per head. I Grain and Meal.-London. Wheat: It is now ¡ more difficult to obtain sound and dry corn of the new crop. There is more business in American wheat at 79s. to 82s. per 4961ba. (76s. 6d.. to 79s. 3d. per 430lbs.), while Canadian realises 82s. 6d. per 49611M. (79s. 9d. per 4801bs.). Barley: There is not much new English to be had in town, but millers are securing fair quan- tities from farmers direct into mail at the legal maximum. There are inquires fpr Californian and Oregon malting art- 93s per 4481bs. (83s. per 4001bs.). for No. 4 Canadian western at 81s. per 4001bs., and for American feeding at 83s. 6d. per 4001bs. Malt makes 32s. per cwt. for good pale colour, 31s. for darker, and 30s. for black. Some imported barley flour goes direct to mills at 44s. 3d. per 2801bs. Osts- The price is 52s. per 336 lbs. (48s. 3d. per 3121.) for ri-i-More use, delivered into the town mill. For feed up to 49s. per 536 lbs. (45s. 6d. per 3121bs.) may now be paid for English delivered ex town $tore, and buyers are keen. A good demand for winter grey and black 'oata for seed is being satisfied at 63s. to 74s. per- 3361h3. (58s. 6d. to 68s. 9d. per 312Ibs.). Import- ed oats have been in poor supply and prices are high, 62s. per 320lbs. (60s. 6d. p6r 312 lbs.) being paid for American (clipped) and 64s. per 3201ibs. (62s. 6d. per 3l21bs.) for Canadian. Maize: A small supply from La Plata, has eased the market a little, and 95s. per 480 lbs. is ac- cepted. African (Nadal. Rhodesia, and the Cape) shows great variety at 93s. to 100s. per 4801bg whil* some American white makes 96s. per 480 lbs. Maize flour at 540s. per ton is to be had, and also maize semolina, but these articles may be used for human food only. Pulse: Prices have been higher, including 200s. for dun peas. 210s. for ma.ple peas, and 215s. for new winter beans, all per 504ibs., and 300s. to 320s. for new winter tares weighing 532 lbs. to the quarter. The latter have been wanted for seed. Meal: Bran and pollard remain at a nominal 260s. per ton. rice meal and horse mixture making 480s. per ton. Broken rice makes 450s. per tan. A (Continued at bottom of mart ccluauaJ
I No Weather Reports. Ir CENSOR PROHIBITS RAINFALL RETURNS. Owing to definite instructions from the Official Press Bureau, prohibiting the publication o( weather rainfall—this usuallj interesting monthly feature, is suspended fol the present.
FOOD CONTROL. MR. CLYNES AND THE LOCAL 1, COMMITTEES. j It is now more than a ye&r since Lord 11 Rhondda, carrying out his policy of dectotral- |j king as far as possible the administration of his department, arranged for the appointment of local food control committees. Since their es- tablishment the committees have done very use- ful work, and it is not too much to say that with- out their co-operation food rationing would have been almost impossible. Mr. Clynes, now that the time for the reappointment of the committees haa almost come, has addressed to them through their chairman a letter in which he expresses a warm sense of obligation for what has been achieved. The committees, he notes, were ap- pointed at a time when it was difficult. to foresee clearly the lines on which their work would de- veloo. Within a few months of their appoirit- ment they were faced with areal crisis in food distribution. There was a danger in the opening months of this year that the conduct of the war itsG11 mi?ht be imperiH&d uNl&ss an end could be put to food Queues in the towns and food aoarcity in the rural districts. Mr. Clynes's letter proceeds:—The prompt action of food control committees saved the country from that d&n?er, and their continued efforts have made po?ible a revolution in food supply and distributpioosns, ible which the magnitude has been disguised by the smoothness of its operation. I have never for- gotten that, while it rests with he Minister of Food to prepare schemes in the first instance, the great burden of their administration rests upon the food control committees and upon their executive officers and staffs. The country has much cauaeto be grateful to the men and women who. amid other claims of war service, have given their time, without payment, as members of food control committees. It owes no leas a debt to those who. as the officers of those com- mi'btees, have carried on the harassing and laborious daily work of the local food offices. Many changes have been made in the member- ship of the original committees, practically all of them involving the grant of mom ample re- presentation to Labour, wom&n. or the co-oper- ative movement. I believe. that these changes ha.ve done much to secure that general confidence of tlie public upon which the successful working, of committees so langely depends. I am awtis- i fied that the time has now come to recognise j this growing tendency formally in the provisions now to be made for the coming reappointment of committees. The control exercised by this Ministry over food distribution is bound still to increase with the growing need for joint admin- istration by the Allies of all their food resources. The quickened competition for tonnage between food supplies and the transport of American troops and munitions will eventually create new and serious difficulties of food supply during the coming year. Food control, therefore, will be brought home yet more closely to every house- hold. The new provisions, which are included in the new Order governing the reappointment of committees, will involve in many cases some change of present constitution. I hope, never- theless, that the experience gained in the last year by members of food committees will in a large measure be rnadfe further available by their reappointment to the new committees in November. THE SALE OF BUTTER. In order to allow for waste, turn of scale, emergencies, etc.. it has been decided That re- tailers holding permit* for British-ma-do butter may, on and after October 14, until further notice, purdhase up to 5 per cent, more than the quantity actually stated on their permit. It must be clearly understood that this concession applies only to retailers, and not To establishments. Re. tailers buying British-made butter from a farmer or other producer, or from a wholesale dealer in or blender of British-made butter must enter everv suoh purchase on the official order book presoribed for thait purpose. ITEMS. Rhyl food kitchen, which was opened on Mafch 25, has paid all expenses and repaid the; capital outlay, and £ 17 is still left in hand on the half-year's working. The master bakers have suggested an increase in the price of bread, but the Press Association sta/tes that this is essentially a matter for the War Cabinet, members of which, it is believed, I would not consent to any such course. The Food Controller has now fixed the price of eating and pickling onions of ^-he 1918 crop. The Rhyl Food Control Committee have re- duced the retailer's price of 8?d. per quart for milk to 8d. per quart for the month of October, and the Noath Wales Food Commissioner heal approved of their action. Wirksworth Food Committee have defied the Food Ministry by fixing the price of mulfe at 5d. A dispute at Flint last week led to the milk dealers refusing to supply, and the Food Com- mittee have made arrangements to take over the supply. Meanwhile the increased price of milk has so far influenced the demand for milking cows that. art Northampton, on Saturday, the price of £ 78 was reached. v The Food Ministry say that- if retailers refuse to handle the 7d. a lb. apples (the price now fixed 1 for those of loss 'than 2& inches diameter) and withhold fruit for a higher price they will have tbein?*lves forced to sell eventually at a much de?eriorated rate. The public are urged to re- fuse to buy apples at over the fixed rates in order to compel the retailers to bringthern down to a reasonable price. Sir Charles Bathurst, M.P. (Director of Sugar Distribution). abates that the need for economy in the use of sugar is greater than ever. During the ensuing five months the arrivals of sugar cargoes in this country will fall far below thoso of normal times, owi.&t? to the impossibility from lack- of tonnage of drawing the usual supplies from the Far East and to the need for diverting supplies to France, whoase home production of sugar has been seriously affected by the war. The existing stocks, although large, are barely sufficient to tide the country over this period of diminished arrivals..
Important to Farmers, The Joint Committee of the Board of Agri- culture and Ministry of Food, particulars of whose representatives for Shropshire appear in our advertising columns to-day, was formed to explain to farmers the many Government Orders affecting their calling. From time to time the Committee issues leaflets and Notes to which the farmers can refer for advice in respect to Government Orders. The local representatives wUl be ready to confer with farmers in their respective districts, and to explain the inside lpItaning of the system of control necessitated Ity war conditions, and wi!! point out the important part farmers have to play in adapting their methods to meet these conditions. Each district representative will keep the county representative informed of the special difficulties of farmers in his area, as well as assist generally with the work of the committee. If thought advisable alter consultation with the county representative, he will arrange local meetings and conferences of farmers to discuss Orders and Regulations. Farmers are invited to get into touch at once with their nearest district representative. i<&
Distribution of Feeding Stuffs. The Ministry of Food, in consultation with th. Boards of Agricidture vzid the Central Agricul* tural Advisory Council, are introducing a schema for the organised distribution of feeding stuffs upon the basis of definite rations for various cjasses of live stock. In view of the imperative necessity for r*serving as much of total tonnage as feasible for the Tr&naport Jf American trooin and of their munition and supplies, it is inevit- able that during the coming winter feeding stuff4 ahould be in short supply. The Ministry of Food propose, however, t-o secure that so far as possi- ble. such feeding stuffs as are available are fairly distributed among those requiring them, and ihat an effective preference is given to the more im- portant classes of live stock with a view speci- ally to securing the production of milk. The scheme proposed will come into full operation on November 17th. After t-hat date feeding1 stuffs will be distributed only to persona who havo made applications in accordance with the schema a.nd on the basis of a definite allowance per head for the various classes of live stook. For th4R reasons stated there is a very great scarcity of concentrated animal feeding stuffs, and personjt who oan mapage wittpout purchasing supplies, or who can manage with less than the maximum allowances will be doing the oountry a eervice by refraining from making application, or by applying for reduced quantities. Every pound of feeding stuffs that can be saved is urgently required for providing feeding staffs for the-othe, classes of cattle. Provision is being made fol supplies of feeding stuffs in the interim and per., sons requiring supplies during this period should apply to their usual dealer.
l Wrexham Horse Sales. 500 GUINEAS FOR A SHIRE FOAL. M_rs. Frank L!o? çd Sons of nearly 600 horses for tk October saies Si?e?Mttt Wales Repository, W?ex?Hn, on Weli?.%U" day and Mday. on Wednesday 200 hameæ bones, cobs and poni?s were 014>02ed 01, trade throssbaa? was good, but quality was hax*y up to the URal standard, The highest price realised was 75 ga for a chestust mare from Mr. Roberts, Llaodegla, otbtzz 60 gs to 65 each. Cobs and ponies up to W ga. Thurs- day's sale was confined to heavy horses aDd vnnn«-.rs, the entry although not large comprised many animoag fcxeSptioual merit. The prize for the best horse in the sale went to Mr. Jos. Jones, Borxas, for a t'a, gelding sold at VH. Pair of mares or geldings, Ur Mr. Obas. Davies, Gresford, sold at 366; light lurry horse, Mr. Alfred Parker, The Barks, 202;. Other prices in guineas.Wr. Obaa. Da vies, 202 aad 178; Mr. J R. King, Honington Hall, pair 380; Mr. Evans, 16S; Mr. E. Lewis Penyffordd, 170; Mr. Isaac Rob- erta, Llangollen, 150; Mis. Ouretgm, Hordley, 148; Mr. Proudlove, Bronton, 142; Mr. &t. Jones, Ruthla, 1M; Mr. E. Humphreys, Bergtoill, 148; Mr. B. Evaas, Rossett, 136; Mrs. Baker, Oacca Dutton, 128; MT. W. H. Jones, Buckley, 182; Mrs, Cottrill, Llanarmon, 128; Mr. R. Lloyd, Llangollen, 104; Mr. Beckett, IJaudi- can, 100; Mr. Jas. Humphreys. Mold, 104; Mr. J. Jones, Smithy, 122; Via Sale, Elson, 102; Mr. H. Lewis, Aldford, 120; Mr. Chas. Williams, Llay, 114; Mr. E. Allen, Oefnybedd, 100; Mr. T. H. Roberts, Hendre, 120; Mr. Colby Evans, Ruabon, 100; Mr. L. Bantley, Bucyley, 116; many others to 300. Friday's sale brought forward a flue display, of shire mares, fillies, young geldings and foals. The prize for the best shire mare or Ally went to Mr. Rt. Parry, Bor- ras Sail, sold at 145; 2 year old gelding, Mr. H. Tomlinson, Cornish Hall, 106; yearling gelding, Mr. Edwards, Has Goulbourne, 73; best colt foal, Mr. 3. Eandley, Kfrmerton, with an exceptionally fiae foal by Eaton Abbot, sold to that good judge, Mr. Morris Evans, Berricw, tor õOO; filly foal, Messrs. E. and C. Hughes, The Gates, with a lovely foal by Crispea Manners, sold to Mr. Oooksan at ISO. This foal also won Mr. Qookson s drat prise, the 2nd going to Mr. Thos. Williams, Lower Hall, 97; 3rd Mr. Wm. Morris, j Pickihill, 60; 4th Mr. Ey. Roberts, Sontley, 81. Foals by Mr. Reuben Ha'gh's horses; let Messrs. R. and J. Bellis, Uwynonn, 61; 2nd Mr. E. Tomlinson, 40; Srd I Owen Thomas, i>S; Mr. Reuben fiaigh sold one of his own breeding at 126. Foals by Messrs. Brereton's I horses: 1st Mr. H. Stokes, Isycoed, 45; 2nd Mr. J. R. Sutton, Althrey, 54. Roals by Mr. R. E. EvlWff horses: 1st Mr. John Stokes. Ridley Wood, 62; 2nd Ml-. Rt. Parry, Borras Hall, 02; 3rd Mr. Jones, Bret- ton Hall, 51. The champtb prize for the beat foal in the yard went to Mr. 6. Handley's foal. 500; Messrs. E. and O. Hughes beitig reserve. Other prices during the day: Exors. E. P. Price, filly, 108; Mr. R. Parry, Borras Hall, 130; Mr. W. Mackintosh, Hollins Farm, 106; Mr. H. Denson, Poulton, 148 and 128; Mr. P. Butler, Park Hall, 140; Mr. B. Thomu, Bwlchgwyn, 101; Mr. James Guest, Pentrerobin, 107; Mr. Fred Feamall, Pickihill, 148, and foal 78; Messrs. R. and J. Bellfs, 102, and foal 61; Mr. G. H. Lowe, 92. Other foals: Mr. Rt. Parry, 60; Bryn Ofla Stud, 60; Miss Bellis, 79; Mrs. Cheetham, 62; Mr. P. IL Evans, 60; Mr. R Price. 50; Mr. John Roberts, 56; Mi*. B. Bellis, 56; aud many others up to 60 eadh. The judging was kindly undertaken by the follow- ing gentlemen :-Wagcn horses, Mr. G. S. Evans. Lob- gói); Mr. Simpson, Bristol; and Mr. W. Thompson. Shire mares and young geld'ngs, Mr. T. Vaughan, Nantwieh, and Mr R. Bromley Llanymynech. Shire foals, Mr. Morris Evans, Wernllwyd, and Mr. J. Green, The Bank, Pool Quay.
The grand total of the etubscriptioxis re- ceived up to September 21 for the British Farmers' Red Cross Fund is £ 973,793. A suggestion by Sir Guy C-aithrop, Coal Controller, ihat female labour should be em ployed to increase the coal output was me with cries of resentment at a meeting of coa producers at Newca^Ue-on-Tyne on Saturday
fair supply of oatmeal at 680s. to 695s. per toq can be obtained. Oilcake: There is a range of 280s. to 380s. per ion in the diff erent sorts of cake jpmaediately available and expected to be re- leased for winter use.. The decorticated cake is decidedly deader than the unAemrtioated. Tran- sactions have included rapeseed cake at 280B., cottonseed cake ait 290s.. coconut cake (copra') at 325s.. and linseed cake at 380s. per ton. The compound cakes vary from 337s. 6d. to 345s. per ton according to analysis. An extra charge of 5s. per ton is allowed where the cake is kibbled. Brewery and distillery products: The trade haa been sharpened by the weather, and is decidedly aibove an early October average. Prices include wet g-raiais at 7a. lOci. to 8s. 4d. per quairter, dried grains at 280s. to 305s. per ton, and maltculms alt2656. per ton. Milk.—London (Paddine,,Qn) -Supplies are not yet equal to the t demand, but there is no acute shortage. Birmingham There is a short- j age in supplies. Manchester: Demand good all the week; the small quantitiat offered sold at 2s. per imperial gallon.,