WOOL MARKETS.

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HALIFAX, SATURDAY. - There is a little more activity in the wool market.
Merinos and cross breds are in fairly good demand and prices are hardening.
English wools are also in the better request, but values are about the same as last
week.

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LEICESTER, SATURDAY. - There is a more pronounced movement in the wool market
in the direction of a higher range of quotations for almost all descriptions
of both home and colonial produce. The consumption of fine soft wools is well
maintained, while the supplies are of very moderate extent and holders are
quite indifferent to business unless higher quotations are conceded, while users
show more anxiety to cover future requirements when they can do so on
favourable terms. English wools are still a slow dragging trade, but Shropshires are
more sought after, and there is more buoyancy in prices, although home grown
wools, has as a whole, been only slightly affected by the advances in the most
fashionable colonial descriptions.

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BRADFORD, MONDAY - Wool maintains a strong position, merinos having risen a
trifle further and fine crossbreds fully firm. English wools are a shade harder
so far as deep grown qualities are concerned. Mohairs remain quiet  but
steady. In the export yarn trade single yarns are wanted and bought in great
quantity. Thick counts of twofold are also fairly in demand. Some of the ordinary
lines still neglected. Manufacturers busy.

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