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CHESHIRE SKETGHESl 4

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I POTATO DISEASE IN CHESHIRE.

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I AGRICULTURE. I I THK OUTLOOK. I 1 here is little change in fanning matters to be noted apart, from the ordinary, it might almost be said the normal condition of affaill, in relation io the weather that. has heon so characteristic of the sea-.on. Sunshine has hc<'ofl as remarkable for its absence as heretofore dur- ing the wt-k. and the corn has mad.) hilt little .•vdvaneo. although there have been intervals of :orcing and opening atmospheric influence. Sonic hay !xa.s bc-en gathered in more or less doubtful condition, but sudden and at times I h;-avy olio wets liave materially marred tho prospects of a finish while laany hundreds of tons of hoih out and uncut grass will without doubt IX) lost. Farmers do not take to ensilage, which seems a pity ill such a season. Almost everyw here t-tae cry is concerning tho woods that are rampant. j I pee.ally on heavy soils, in consequence of the inabi ity to get on the land for boring and c'ciining purpos<\s; while in low situations. wheiv vor the rain (vu'd find a lodgment, tliero has Ixtji considerable flooding, to the g:cai discomfiture of ad attempt? at cultivation. With ;heso things and the "laid" state of cereal-, the outlook at pneoat is far from bright, and (Iid foar is in this. as in many other parts of the country, that 1907 will have to i rank more ot lose as a dark year in farming recoil!1;, arrd riwif. the somewhat optimistic prc- iiminary calculations of the Board of Agricul- ture will yeoL hav", to be subjected to discount. And. as if to add. to tDr- farmers' 'joys." it is noticeable that the town sparrows have com- tnoncc-d their summer holidays in the corn fields, in conjunction with native born bird- life., they may in clouds, tee laid nature ) of the corn assisting them in their deprcda- i tions. It "s touch io be regretted that local I fa mere aro so supine t<o their own intei ;-sts as I not to take steps, as is the oaso in some counties, to shock the multiplication of par-mitcs of mankind. Roo;" and live stock conrinua healthy, hilt the rapidly contracting dayiiglu and thl" abnormal reason give rise to some J.p- p-ohr.-nsions as wliat tho conclusion in likely to I-W It is .-omewhat con.-olitary. however, to refer to reports from other parts, and to find t hrs» more hoyvful conditions pix-vail in :ga;d to I many particulars. In not a few instances it is tnoro than hinted t hat the rain has not Lxn more than was ;quired, and even acceptable. Though it is generally concrlcd ifiat th- har- vest is fully a fottnight or three weeks behind, in tho southern half of the kingdom, and even on the oa&t side, cereals If much laid, are spoken of as being fairly up to the aversg?. Considering the wc-a'her wheat, though thin in p aces, has done well in most others, while hene aid hP-re- it is over an avciage Bariev and oats are badly laid, but good Tope as a ,),it good -mp-s a.?; a who'e..ire only needing sunshine.Ys shewing the variable conditions, a Northumberland correffpondcjit states: "A lot of hay i:J t.he county, and %p:flriilldlv got." Roots of all sorts ax-. doing well, and what perhaps is more remarkable after the w-et. very few traces of disease among potatoes 8re as yet repotted. Even umW favourable .tuspic?s. harvest ill not bo general till the end of tlw month.

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