January 26, 1901. The universally regretted death of HM Queen Victoria cast a profound gloom on mercantile centres this week, and on Wednesday there was not a single resort of commercial men that was not wholly or partly closed. Business has been thrust out of its ordinary course and there has been little chance of prices undergoing important changes. SUGAR, COFFEE, and COCOA continue to drop, but TEA seems to be improving. SPICES are without material alteration. CURRANTS and RAISINS are firm. ORANGES, LEMONS and GRAPES are higher. {{COUNTERPOINT }}