Foreign News: Black Blight

In the vineyards of northern France grape-growers watched helplessly the progress of a mysterious blight which will cut the millions of bottles of champagne which should have filled the cellars of Rheims this autumn down to a few scant thousands.

They recognized that "the Black Hand," a baffling recurrent vine disease, has again touched with death the seemingly healthy grape-globes. The harvest, it is saul, will be burned. With bitterness the proprietors have noted that the coming of the pest has, as usual, been ironically concurrent with a bumper wheat crop in Europe. Scientists,...

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