September 15. 1866. N. 1203.

The Economist, 15. September 1866. S. 1084/1085.
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The Crops and the Harvest.

Promises ill in consequence of the immense quantities of rain which have fallen in the Midland and Northern counties of England. In many places heavy floods, and the quantity of grain still in the fields – many fields of barley still uncut – is very considerable. In the Midlands besonders schlechte arable cultivation. The great prevalence of grassland has commonly a prejudicial effect on it. Schon leztes year’s crops below an average; dieses noch mehr. „Last year the England and Scotch harvests were simultaneous; this year the harvest in the North is fully 3 weeks later than in the South.“ Wheat on all high-conditioned loams, welldrained clays and deep chalk soils will be a fair average, and the grain well developed. The area of wheat is gradually diminishing as not so suitable for stock husbandry and less favourable to turnip-growing as the other grains. Barley crop is rapidly supplanting wheat wherever the mixed system of husbandry is progressing. Turnip crop seldom before so good in England as this year. Potatoes as well as hay abundant. [„]With the exception of wheat, all the crops in England average or above average; while in Scotland, except barley and potatoes, all crops are under average.“ Everywhere pastures are abundant, grass and roots together will furnish more than the ordinary supply of autumn and winter food. A great demand for autumn store stock will be the consequence, which Ireland, the North of Scotland, and Wales, have surplus stock to meet. Sheep have proved the most profitable stock. The high price of this stock have led many who hitherto but fattened, to become sheepbreeders … . Mr. James Sanderson (in seinem Hauptreport in der Times) confirms our views that at present British agriculture is non-progressive: He says: „Apart from improved machinery and more liberal manuring, agriculture, on the whole is in a non-progressive state … Nor need marked agricultural progress in England be expected, for, until tenants obtain a proper security of tenure, and unmeaning covenants, which only rob landlords and fetter tenants, be removed, a large area of |100 British soil, especially in the southern counties, will remain, as now, undeveloped.[“]

The Economist, 15. September 1866. S. 1090.
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David Murray, of Belmont Row (Birmingham) Contractor.

3 August 1867. N. 1249.

The Economist, 3. August 1867. S. 877.
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Paris. 1 August. Failures in Building Speculation.

Building Cos. in Paris seem not destined to prosper, notwithstanding the vast number of new houses which the immense demolitions of Prefect Hausmann necessitates. The difficulties of the Great Immobilière Co. are well known. The directors of another Co., the Immobilière de la Rive Gauche, were obliged to avow in a recent meeting of shareholders that its debts were 15,607,428f., and the assets, consisting of houses and building ground, only 10,563,266f. So deficit of 5,044,152. A third building Co, that of the Boulevard du Temple, failed some time back. The great speculators in housebuilding are also said not to be prosperous.

Manufacturing Towns: Iron trade has continued very inactive.


  • London. 1868.
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