dly more stringent, with a pressing demand.
Consols closed on Friday at 92½@92½ for account ex-dividend, and on Saturday at precisely the same rates, but prices were firmer.
American Securities.--Illinois Central shares were quoted on Saturday at 28½ discount; Frie shares at 34½, and New York Central shares at 76 @87.
Baring Brothers report a limited business at previous rates, and confined chiefly to first mortgage bonds.
New York Central 6's86@88
Pennsylvania Central 6's87@91
Michigan Central 8's88@90
United States 5'sex-div--@89½
Liverpool Cotton Market.--The sales of cotton on Saturday, 29th December, were 15,000 bales, including 5,000 to speculators and exporters, the market closing firm.
Liverpool Breadstuffs Market.--Liverpool, Dec. 28, 1860.--Richardson, Spence & Co. report the market quiet owing to the holidays Flour firm and advancing quoted at 29s 6d. @32s, 6d.--Wheat advancing, and partially slightly higher.--red 11s 5d.