The more solidly hay is packed in the bays the better it will keep. It ia the admission of air that spoils (browns) it. A. heavy deficiency in the European rye erop is said tobe indicated by special reporte. The acreage of hop lands in Great Britain is estiinated at about 57,000 or 58,000 acres. First returns of the potato erop show a condition higlier than the average of recent years, while that of tobáceo is higher than in any year since 1886. Official estimates of the Russian wheat erop indícate a shortage of 34,000,000 bushels.