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The Weather and the Crops. — With the exception of the occasional spells of sunshine the unseasonable rainy weather, now so general all over the country, continues. In and around Fishguard and the district further afield the hay harvest has commenced, but owing to the fitful and tearful condi- tions, progress is slow. It is safe to state that the ingathering of the crops is two to three weeks late. Heavy crops are the rule natura- lly but many are rotting. DAMAGE TO INDUSTRY. In certain portions of the country, the incle- ment weather is having a disastrous effect upon industry. Manufacturers in Birmingham, who depend largely on seaside and holiday resorts to keep them going, report a serious dearth of orders for goods used in the furnish- ing of retail shops at the seaside.- Coal merchants, however, are reported by corres- pondents to be briskly employed in meeting the demand for household fuel. Agricultur- ists are suffering in the low-lying lands, but their brethren of the mines are nourishing. In the Liverpool district the continuance of the cold weather is proving disastrous to the hay harvest. The crops, indeed, are heavy, but the farmers are despairing of the necessary sunshine. The watering places on the north- west coast are suffering, as tens of thousands of people have postponed their holidays. In Warwickshire the opportunity for harvesting the hay Crop is wanting, and the heavy grass and clover growth is rotting in many instances. Manchester has gained a reputation for her weeping skies, but she is now experiencing the worst spell of weather that has occurred since 1882. Shopkeepers in despair announce summer sales in order to clear dress goods that should have been readily disposed of a month ago The low prices obtained by sCheshire potato farmers for their produce must react heavily upon Manchester trade. CONSTERNATION IN THE WEST. In the extreme west of England the bad weather is creating consternation. Expectant Cornwall, which yearly draws a large revenue from visitors, has been badly hit by the weather, and some of the smaller pleasure resorts are feeling the consequences keenly. Agriculturists are dismayed. Grass is abun- dant, and a few days of sunshine would en- able farmers to secure good crops, but the prospect is uncertain. The same story is re- peated in Scotland, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire and South Wales. A terrific thunderstorm prevailed in various parts of the country on Thursday. The hail, sweeping over the Shrewsbury district, caused serious damage to garden and farm crops.

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