27 JULY 1867, Page 3

Mr. Meal has written a letter to the Times to

express his opinion of the coming harvest. He thinks that on heavy land it will be 20 per cent. short, owing to the rotting of the roots from over moisture, and observes that a good hay harvest and a great corn harvest seldom come together. This is bad news, especially as the Western farmers of America declare that they cannot and will not cut at the present rate of wages ; and Mr. Mechi's assur- -wage that meat will be plentiful is no compensation to London. If live meat were selling at a penny a pound the butchers would charge 101, and the three or four nobles who own West London will not establish free markets. If the householders spare every- body else, they will have to strike hard at them.