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Northern Markets.

New York.Dec. 22.
--Stocks lower — moderate business-Chief and Rock Island 61 3/8 Illinois Central shares 66; Michigan So, 32½; New York Central 70 5/6; Hudson River R. R. 45¼; Canton 15; Missouri 6's 70. Cotton firm-sales of 2,000 bales--uplands middling 10¼ @10 ⅞c. Flour 10 lower — State 10 lower: Ohio $5.30@5.40, Southern $5.10@5.55. Wheat 1@3 lower. Corn 2 lower — sales of 63,000 bushels — mixed 66@67 Provisions dull Spirits of Turpentine firm at 33 @35 Rosin steady.

Baltimore Cattle Market.

Baltimore, Dec. 21--There was a fair receipt of beef cattle at market yesterday, the offerings at the scales amounting to 950 head. Of this number 250 were driven to Philadelphia. 75 were left over unsold and the remaining 625 head were taken by Baltimore butchers at prices ranging from $2.50 to $4 and averaging $3.37 ½ per 100 lbs. gross. The cattle received were generally superior in quality to those received last week. Hogs were in good supply to-day, and sales were made to packers at $6@$6.50, but the butchers are paying $6.75@$7 per 100 lbs nett for picked lots. Sheep were rather lower in price than last week, the sales being made at $3.50@$4.50 per 100 lbs gross.

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