GOVERNMENT STOCKS RELAPSE.
The Stock Markets have passed through a rather trying week, . the outstanding feature at one time being the severe slunip in British Funds. A number of causes have contributed to the set-back ; prominent among them of course is the fact that , the market has still to deal in some large blocks of undigested ; stocks arising out of some of the more recent Issues of Capital, which have had to be taken up in part by underwriters. III ; addition, the crisis in the Pepper Market has been an adverse influence, while on Monday when there was quite a shunp in I gilt-edged securities the prime cause was connected with domestic politics, rumours (since contradicted) being per- sistently circulated that the General Election was likely to take place this year, and that a. re-shuffling of the Cabinet was possible. * * • * *•