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TEXAS CROPS
A Careful Compilation of the
Existing Conditions
INCREASED ACREAGE SHOWN
In About 95 Per Cent of ths Counties list an
Off Year with Us on Crcps
Cotton in Flinrlshtnr Condition Wheat
Uariesti < l and on tiu Markets
Kcport nt It G Dun
Co
Herowith is given a careful compilation
of the existing conditions of the Texas crop
p ui cits prepared by It G Dun fc Co
tnrough their Fort Worth manager Edwin
S Card A genera summary shows that
whi a in a few counties there will te a
shortage this state of affairs is however
of a local naure and the avorae in about
0 pr cent of tho couitics is an increase in
a reige as well as in volume of farm pro
r it > and a favorable outcome is looked
t > T fr m those crops maturing hut not yet
pariud
Angelina county Cotton prospects bet
ter than in past yars Acreage 10 percent
CreaiiT than W Estimated yield per
a re about 100 jHiunds Corn crop in flrst
c > aos condition A very heavy yield about
twenty bushels to acre with acreage about
10 > er cent increase over lbOO Cotton
grain and ribbon cane crops are about tho
best on the whole for the past twenty years
Armstrong county No cotton raited in
this county Corn crop in fine shape Esti
mated yield per acre between thirtyfive
and forty bushels with an increased acre
age of 73 r > er cent over last year Wheat
ci up sbowd an average of about twerty
fnc bushels to the acre increased acreage
Oat crop in tine shape wib increased acre
fice a yield of about sixtylive to seventy
bushels per acre
Atascosa county Cotton crop estimated
abuui one hale to six acres showing con
siderable decrease in yield Corn crop
short Present outlook of corn about S
per cent of average Estimated yield about
tti bushels per acre No wheat planted in
tins county Oat crop short The unf j
vtirable conditions due to extreme drouth
Bandera county Cotton crop in fair con
Sition Acreage about tho same as last
year Yield somewhat less Present esti
mate yield about oneouirtcr bale to tho
vrc Corn crop fair and acreage about the
lame as last year with an average esti
aiato yield of alwut twenty bushels to the
i e N o wheat grown in this county Oat
crop good Larger acreage than last year
Average yield about forty bushels per acts
Kauis within a reasonable period will in
iro a little better condition for cotton
iie and mutton prices and demand in
that line good IYiraire crop good
BLstrop county Cotton crop in this
couifv suffering some for rain but the
IT spurts are lion over looked upon as
guci for more than an average yield with
ai acreage of about th > same as last year
Tli corn crop is splendid though checked
e Mm by summer drouth Acreage some
ttiitr over that of last year No wheat
rjid in this county Oat crop m good
fch me Acreage about tho same as lSlf
n > i 1 ijld good average Corn crop is made
alittle overaverage yield Pros
c it iums h s for cotton better than last
j t at this time
1 > < county Cotton crop good Yield
s muted from onehalf to twothirds per
i Acreage nearly double that of last
iar Com a little short owing to drouth
Ae Lireyicld about fifteen bushels but an
l ii uitl acreage of nbout i jier cent from
List ear No oats planted this season
rM m crop is expecting a yield about
eo i e that of last year
coMity Cotton spotted some and
6 s pla es injured by boil worm Acre
0 lis year alum the sirae as last Avcr
n icd perhaps onethird of a bale per
ii re Corn crop made showiug yield ntiout
t y to thir he hushIs per acre with
n In percent ict < > in acieage Elicit
< > p made A v a e yield about twenty to
1 > > euiyfi o bushels and acreage a little loss
than last ear Oat crop average tiom Jixty
to lie hundred bushels to acre but mreago
a io it 10 pr cent less than last year Cotton
up o a veek ago in good shape
Hosoue < ounty Cotton crop far ahead
oi ihii of several years past Acreage in
creased about 15 per cent Yield about one
1 f bale to the acre Corn good in irrst of
the count a little short in some locali
ties average about the same S3 last year
i nid about thirty bushels to acre Wheat
fnr Aliout average crop Quality better
11U eer before Increased acrearo 10 per
c ent Oit crop excellent Ten per cent in
cr < > ise in acreage Tho crops of this
citty will average much bjlter than for
Bcitial years past
Iiowle county Cotton outlook bettor
thui for past years with increased acreage
of about 10 per cent estimated yied three
fiirths of a bale to acre Corn pood con
dition increased acreage and yield esti
inaed at about thirty bushels Tilts has
been one of the most prosperous years ever
liiunvn in this county Kain seasonable
N trace of boll worms on cotton
Brazoria county Cotton very fair
Acreage increased about 10 per cent
Yield bale to the acre No smsll grain ex
cept corn raised in this county Corn aver
uv thirty bushels with increased acreage
of about JO per cnt over last year condi
tion of tho corn fair Sugar and cattlo both
In Lood condition
I iiibh county Present condition of tho
ctton crop line Increased acreage about
40 per cent over last year Yield estimated
onehalf bale to the acre Corn average
a > ut twenty bushels Acreage about the
same as last year Wheat fine all housed
Increased acreage about 25 l > er cent over
las jear yield average about twenty busli
e s to the aero Oats average between fifty
mid seventyfive bushels Acreage same as
last year Crop made and housed Alto
je iht never had better prospects for an
n1 round crop in this county
Fiurleson county Cotton fair increased
mreago 10 per cent over last year and an
itireosu in yield being better than for
many years past Corn good Iff per cent
In ivase in acreage yield about twerfy
lic busl els Oats fair average violil
a > > ut thirty bushels acreago about tho
saee as last year
l al iwell county Cotton good increased
ncvage about CO per cent yield estimated
a aooit orethird of a lulo per aero Coru
jr acreage about the same as last year
> 1 thirty to forty bushels per acre Oats
p I hut decrease in acreage about 10 per
ceit yield about forty bushels per acre
r s b Iter generally than for a number of
5 e Good raius iu season and prospects
flr ering
Callahan county Cotton good In
c e of aliout 100 per acreage
rt anted yield about half a bale
to re Corn little short and increased
1 ae ill make up for decrease in yield
f i el last year Estimated yield about
y bushels to acre Wheat in good ccn
J on Increased acreage about 25 per
r > i over lMli Yield aliout twentyeight
bjiiuS per acre Oat crop slight iucreaso
5 er last year Average about fifty
Oitie s per acre Ou the wholo tho crops
ji Lis lourty with tho exception of corn
a shows a slight decrease in yield are
6 n illy an increase owr former years
bs h in acreage and yield
Cass county Cotton crop never better
ivigo about the same as last year Esti
n t ield front twotairds to one bale to
l acre Corn iu tiac shape and an in
creise ot S3 per cent acreage yield over last
year twenty to thirty bushels
< hcrokeo county Cottou more favorable
than for severl j cars past Acreage about
the same as ls > J aud yiell estimated at
fi m onehalf to threefourths bale pur acre
Iura iu good couuition Acreage about the
tame as last year Yield from twenty to
thirty bushels per acre Oats crop good
Acreage about the sumo as IsW Yield all
the way from thirt to fifty bushels per
acre The crops in this count are far
abovo tho average for some timo past aud
the seasons have been favorable
Coleman county Cotton prospacts good
Acreage increase about 50 per cent Esti
mated yield about Quohalf bale per acre
Corn in moderate condition Acreage about
25 per cent increase over last year Yield
about fifteen bushels per aero Wheat
good about all threshed Increase in acre
age overIsSO about 20 per cent average
yield about twentytwo bushels per acre
Oat crop ffood all garnered Acreage
about 25 per cent over 1SB0 Yield about
forty bushels to aero
Collin county Cotton prospects good
Average about the same as last car Esti
mated yield from onehalf to threequarters
of a balo per acre Some little report of
worms Corn in good condition acreage
about the same as last year Yield esti
mated at from thirty to fifty bushels par
acre Wheat good yield fifteen to twenty
bushels to the acre Acreage about the
same as lb0 Oats good acreage about
the same as 1S90 Yield thirty to forty
bushels Mado better oats and wheat this
year than last and prospects for cotton are
good for a large crop
Colorado county Cotton condition about
the same as last year this time Increased
acroage about 5 per cent Estimated yield
about onefourth balo to the acre Corn
better than last year with increased acre
age ot 15 per cent estimated yield twenty
five bushels to tho acre Very little oats
sown in this couuty
Comal county Cotton good Acreago
about the same as in iy 0 Yield estimated
at onehalf b > e to the acre Corn made
Yield good about thirtyfive bushels to tho
acio with iucreaso of twenty per cent acre
age Wheat crop ordinary Very little
planted less than last year Yield about
twelve bushels Oats good Increased
a reuse was i0 per cent Yield about forty
bushels Crops generally belter than for
several years past
Concho county Cotton crop good Acre
age about double that of last year Yield
estimated at about onehalf bale per acre
The smallgrain crop this year is good Lit
tle over average
Coryell county Cotton average condi
tion Increase of 10 to 15 per cent acreage
over last yeir Estimated yiald about
onethird bale per acre aud a
little below that of former years
the same having declined within the
last ten or twelve years Damaged to some
extent by boll worm aud cool nights Com
good average Acreage about tho same as
1VKJ and yield abom twentyfivo bushels
per acre Wheat crop good Ten per cent
increase in acreage Average yield esti
mated at about twenty bushels per acre
Oat crop good and 15 per cent increase in
acreage Average yield near fifty bushels
DeWitt county Cotton a little short
Estimated yield a little over onehalf bale
to the acre Corn made Yield good twen
tyfive bushels to ths acre Increased
acreage about 25 per cent Corn crop is
good Prospects very fair for cotton but
the drouth came a little early and cut it
somewhat short
Dimmit county Cottou needs rain in
some places and is quoted as about ono
thiid of what should be an average crop
but last year there was no cotton planted in
this county Estimated yield i > er acre one
fifth bale Corn crop iu fair condition part
of it cut up as fodder and in some locali
ties had a good yield The estimated yield
as an average on all panted placed at
about ten bushels to the acre Acreage
ths year about double of ibat of laJd
Drouth commenced early with occasional
local showei s and on that avcouut crops
arc hardly up with the average
Denton county Coton crop never bet
ter acieage about io pur cent more than
last year estimaed yield threefourths of
a bale per acre Corn present condition
good acreage about the same as last year
estimated yield per acre 10 bushels Wheal
crop Lest over knowr estimated yield 22
bshels i > ei acre Oat crop good though
acreagea little less than last ear esti
maed yield per acre 50 bushels On the
whole better crops this season than ever
known in this county
Donley comity Present condition of
com crop excellent increased acreage
aliout 2ir per cent yield per acre esti
mated at about 20 or 25 bushels Wheat
crop good average estimated yield about
15 bushels per acre with increased acreage
about 200 per cent Oat crop fine in
creased acreage over last year over S00 per
cent estimated yield per acre over 70
bushels This county is just beginning to
settle up Haye had a fine season this
ear aud all conditions are much more
favorable than in the past
Duval county Cotton crop short in tho
yield but acreage more than double that of
last year Estimated yield per acre
scarcely onethird of a bale Corn poor
Acieage about tho same rs last year
Yield ten to twelve bushels per acre
Owing to a drougth unprecedented in this
couuty tho crops have been very poor and
cattlcand horses will suffer severely for a
lack of grasses and water Sheep and
goats doing hotter as they do not require
much
Eastland county Present condition of
the cotton crop very good and increased
acreage of about 25 per cent over last year
Estimated yield onohalf bale to the aero
Corn crop fair increased acreage of 15 to
20 per cent over last year Yield placed at
fifteen to eighteen bushels per aero
Present condition of the wheat crop tino
About all gathered and the yield is esti
mated at from twentythree to twentylive
bushels per acre Acreage about the sama
as last year Oat crop harvested shows a
yield of about fifty bushels per acre with
about 0 per cent increase over last year
Cotton is about two weeks late but is fav
orable and it is thought this county will
raise about twentythousand bales this sea
sou
EIIIS count v
Cotton quoted iu fair average condition
Some appearance of boll worm Aercago
this year about 15 per o nt greater than last
Estimates of yield range all the way from
onehalf to one bale per acre Corn crop
pood Yield estimated at twentyfive to
thirty bushels per acre with increased
acreage of 10 to 15 per cent Wheat in good
shape not very much sown Yield per
acre estimated from fifteen to seventeen
bushels Oit crop good Yield placed at
about forty bushels to the acre Acreage
about the same as in lV O
EltATU cocxTr
Cotton crop in good condition Increased
acreage this year a > out 15 per cent Aver
age about onehalf bale to the acre Corn
crop good avetiige Acreage about tho
sameaslfc90 Yield about twenty bushels
on an average
Falls county Cotton prospects not quite
so favorable oa account of worms Acreage
about the same as last season Yield esti
mated onethird bale to acre Corn crop be
low tho average estimated yield being fif
teen bushels to the acre Increased acre
age 10 per cent over last season Oats
good average but a decreaso of acroage of
about 50 per cent from last year Esti
mated yield about thirty bushels Crops
in this county hardly so favorable as in
former seasons
Fannin county Cotton crop never had
better prospects A few boll worms re
ported Acreage this year 20 per cent greater
than last Yield average about three
fourths bale per acre in most of tho county
Corn crop tine Increased acreage about 15
per cent and estimated yield from thirty to
fifty bushels per acre Wheat crop gath
ered Yield on an average placed at fifteen
to eighteen bushels per acre with a little
increase in acreage Oat crop gathered and
estimated yield about forty or fifty bushels
per acre with some increase in acreage
The general crops of this county including
cotton wheat corn oats hay and fruit
much better than in past years and all
gathered but corn and cotton
Fayette county Cotton fair Short in
some localities Increased acreage about 10
per cent Corn ccod abovo average Iu
creaso in acroage about 15 percent Yield
abut twentyfive bushels per acre and es
timated yield for the county total nearly
1000000 bushels Very little oats are
raised in this county East year there
were 01000 acres planted in cotton and
abuut 460H acres in corn and this year
there is some increase in acreage of both
Fisher ccuuty Cotton crop in good
shape with increased acreago of about 100
percent oer last scson and yield es
timated from present outlook of onehalf
baie per acre Corn moderate Had good
prospects in that lino but want of rain
about the tniddlo of June caused some fail
ures though local rains brought up the
average in part Acreage this year about
75 per cent increase over last Wheat be
ing rapidly threshed acreage this year
about 75 per cent increase over last year
Average yield placed at about twelve or
fifteen bushels per acre Oats averaged
about thirtyfive bushels per acre with an
THE GAZETTE FT WORTH TEXAS THURSDAY AUGUST 27
Increased acreage of about fifty per cent
over last season Taken altogether crops
compare very favorably with histycar
Franklin county Cotton in good condi
tion and acreago about the same as last
season Estimated yield about onehalf
bale to the acre Corn good acreage about
tho samo as last year Estimated yield
twenty to twentyfive bushels to acre
Very little wheat planted in this county
this year Oat crop in good average condi
tion with about 10 per cent increase in
acreage lOntho whole crops in this county
are looked upon as better than for several
years past
Goliad county Recent rains have mate
rially bettered the prospect for cotton In
creased acreage about 33 per cent over last
year A dry spell in the early part of the
season cut the crop a little Corn owing
to dry weather at a critical period was cut
short a little but the average yield is es
timated at about twenty bushels per acre
with a decreased acreago of about 20 per
cent from last year Oats were injured
somo by dry weather and the yield placed
at about twenty bushels per acre More
and better farming especially in the cotton
lino has been done this year than in the
past and crops are clean and the roceut
rain makes tho outlook more favorable
though in some localities the cotton had
shed some of its squares No worms of
auy consequence reported
Gonzales county Cotton has shed somo
of its bolls on account of drouth estimated
yield from onequarter to onethird of a
bale to the acre increased acreage about
15 per cent over last season Corn crop
made and showed a very fair yield in val
ley lands but not so good on the uplands of
the county which brings down the avorago
yield to from fifteen to twenty bushels to
tho acre acreage a slight increase over
last year Very little oats planted proba
bly not two hundred acres in the county
Taken al ltogether however this might bo
termed an off year in this county owing to
lack of rain Potatoes and other early gar
den crops are firstrate Hay crop fine
likowise sugar and millet and there is a
chance with raiu in the next few duys for
an increase in the cotton
Grezg county Cotton crop fino and in
excellent condition with acreage fully up
to last year and the yield estimated at
about a bale to the acre Corn crop excel
lent and some increase in acreage yield
about thirtyfive bushels Vory little wheat
grown in this county Oat crop only a
small acreage but yield good Farmers
throughout tho county quote the crops in
excellent condition Corn and oats made
and wo never had a bettor prospect for cot
ton
Grimes county Cotton crop fair aver
ago Acreage about 5 per cent less than
last year Yield estimated at from one
third to twofifths of a bale per acre Coru
in good shape with an increased acreago
over last year and as a rule more coru
planted this year than last and produced a
much better crop Some worms have made
an appearance in cotton but the average
crop is perhaps slightly less thau last sea
son Hall county Cotton crop in good condi
tion but ouly a light plant perhaps about
two hundred acies in the county None
planted last year Estimated yield about
onehalf bale to tho acre Corn crop good
average with about 200 iicr cent increase
in acreage Wheat crop good Planted last
year about one thousand acres in the county
and this year abjut seven thousand acres
Oats crop good with about 500 per cent in
crease in acreage Yield about thirty to
forty bushels to the acre On tho wholo
crops this year are much better than any
previous seasou
Hamilton county Cotton prospects
favorable for a little over the average yield
and an increase of atout 20 iter cent ovor
last season Estimated yield about onehalf
bale per acre Corn crop good acreage
about the same as last year yield about
thirty bushels per acre Wheat about all
garnered acreage about tho same as last
season yield average about fifteen bushels
Oat crop good and yields about fifty bushels
to acre with somo increase in acreage The
crops generally much better than last sea
son Hardin county Cotton good acreage
about the same as last season and yield es
timated at about onehalf to threequarters
of a balo per acre Corn crop better than
average acreage increase and yield esti
mated at about twentyfivo to thirty bushels
per acre No oats or wheat grown in tho
couuty
Haskell county Cotton prospects good
with increased acreago about 50 per cent
over last year Yield estimated at about
onethird bale to tho acre Corn crop ex
cellent Acreago 20 per cent increase over
last season and yield placed at about twenty
five to thirty bushels Wheat harvested
and most of it threshed Increased acre
age about 100 per cent and a large part of
the increase is on land never worked here
tofore but the average yield in tho counts
is about fifteen bushels Some of the old
land produced as high as thirtyfive bush
eU Oats good average with an increased
acreage of about 100 per cont Yield placed
at thirtyfive bushels to the acreage This
is considered a good crop year ail round in
this county Farmers in some localities
pastuted their small grain too much and
tho crops were damaged about 20 per cent
by rabbits and prairie dogs but these ani
mals ate being rapidly exterminated
Hays county Cotton crop below average
but acreago greater than last year Esti
mated yield from onethird to onehalf bale
Corn good Acreago greater than lust year
and yield placed at Jthtrty bushels to the
acre Oat crop good and increased acreago
Yield placed at fifty bushels Thero will
be considerable increase in com and oats
this year over last but loss cotton
Hill county Cotton in good condition
with considerable increase in acreage Es
timatedyield from onehalf to threefourths
of a balo per acre Corn crop good with
about the same acreage as last year Esti
mated yield thirty to twentyfive bushels
per acre Wheat crop fine Acreage much
greater than last season and estimated
yield eighteen to twenty bushels as an av
erage Oat crop good with an increased
acreage and a yield estimated from fifty to
sixty bushols per acre
Hopkins county Cotton in good condi
tion Increased acreage aDout 10 per cent
over last year Estimated yield from one
third to onehalf a bale to acre Corn
showed an estimated yield of about twenty
bushels to tho acre Wheat crop good
Acreage about the samo as last year Not
much sown in the county Yield estimated
at from twelve to fifteen bushels per acre
Oats good average with about 10 per cent
increased acreage over last season Yield
estimated at about twentyfive bushels On
the whole crops generally are in good
shape Cotton was a little damaged from
dry weather which prevailed up to a few
days ago but the outlook is now favorable
Hunt county Cotton prospects better
than for several years Acreage about the
samo as last season Yield estimated at
about onehalf to threefourths of bale to
acre Corn in good shape acreage about
same as last year estimated yield thirty to
forty bushels to acre Not much wheat
raised in this county Yield placed at about
fifteen bushels to acre Oat crop light not
much ulanted Taken altogether the crops
in this county are better than for years
past
Jasper county Crop outlook only ordi
nary in this county this season The out
look up to early part of July was fine but
heavy rains and winds at that time caused
damage to corn and cotton From present
appearances cotton will yield about one
fourth bale to the acre corn estimated
yield about fifteen to eighteen bushels per
acre acreage about same as last season
Oats fair estimated yield say twonty
bushols to aero
Jefferson county Cotton prospects un
usually good with an increased acreage of
about 15 per cent over last season Esti
mated yield about fourfilths of a bale to
tho acre Corn crop was not so good
rather short Estimated yield per acre
about fifteen bushels Acreage about tho
same as last year Oats only fair Acre
ago about as last year but yield will hardly
average over fifteen bushels to the acre
Johnson county Cottou prospects never
better Acreago about tho same as last
year and yield estimated at about onehalf
bale to the aero Corn crop matured
Acreage largerthan last year aud yield
bettor averaging about thirty to thirtyfive
bushels to the aero this season Wheat
showed average of about twenty bushels to
the acre and oats avorago about forty or
fifty bushels to tho acre Thero seems to
be general satisfaction all over tho county
except in one or two localities at the out
come of the crops this year as far as de
veloped and prospects for crops not yet
gathered appear splendid
Kaufman county Cotton as an average
In the county will yield per close estimates
about onehalf bale per acrer In some lo
calities it is little short but the general
average will bring out about a fair crop In
creased acreage iu county about S or 10 per
cent Corn crop in fplendid condition
Acreage little larger than last year and
yield estimated at about forty bushels per
acre Wheat crop cood average but acre
age small Oat crop was firstclass with
yield about seventyflvo bushels to tho acre
and in some localities more than these fig
ures The cotton in somo places said to
have shed some squares and to suffer with
something like rust
Lee county Present condition of the
cotton crop is ebout S3 per cent better than
last season and an increase of about 10 per
cent in acreage Yield estimated at aboit
ouethird or onehalf bale per acre Corn
crop was good average with 5 per cont in
crease in acreage and yield placed at an
average of fifteen bushels to the acre Oats
good Increased acreago over last year
about 10 per cent Average yield about
forty bushels to the acre
Limestone county Cotton hardly in as
good a shape as at this time in 1SW Acre
age increased about 5 per cent Estimated
yield about onethird of a bale to the acre
Corn short in the yield aud will hardly
average over twelve bushels to the acre
Increased acreage about 15 per cent over
last season Oats fair with yield about
thirty bushel3 to the acre Increased acre
age about 20 per cent Taken altogether
this season is not up to the average
Lipscomb county No cotton planted is
this county Population of tho county in
mostly new settlers Soil and climate is
well adapted to all kinds of small grain
fruit grapes etc and crops in that line
good Corn in good conditiou estimated
yield about forty bushels to the acre In
crease in acreace this year over last very
small Wheat good estimated yield about
twenty or twentyfive bushels to the aero
with increased acreage of about 100 per
cent Oat crop good yield about forty
bushels to the acre Ten jier cent increase
in acroage
Llano county Cotton suffered somo fo
rain and some reports of worms in south
ern part of county Acreage decreased
about 10 per cent from lust season Yield
estimated at about onethird bale Corn
fair average with increased acreage of 25
per cent over last year Yield estimated at
twentyeight bushels to the aero Very lit
tle wheat raised in this county Average
yiold about fifteen bushels to the acre
Quality good Oat crop saved and in good
condition Acroage about the same as last
year and yield about thirtyfive bushels to
the acre
Madison county Cotton not in very
favorable condition injured some by boll
worm and rust acreage about the samo as
last season yield estimated at about one
third of a bale to the acre Corn mado and
showed fair results yield 15 to 20 bushels
to acre slight increase in acreage Oat
crop gathered showiug fair yield which is
placed at an averasre of 20 to 25 bushels
acreage about the samo as last seasou
Marion county Cotton prosixcts very
favorable and acreage about tho samo this
year as in 190 Yield estimated between
onequarter and onohalf balo to the acre
Corn crop good average about twenty
bushels to the acre Acreage about the
same as last season Very little oats raised
in this county Crop prospects of all kinds
considered pood
Mason couuty Cotton in fair condition
depending on luturo rains Estimated yiold
between onequarter and onethird balo per
acre About 7000 acres planted last vear
and 0000 this year Corn in good shape
Acreage about the samo as last year and
yield rbout twenty bushels to tho acre
Wheat fair rather short yield light Oats
good but only a small amount planted in
the county Average yield about thirty
busheis Crops generally this year better
thau former years except cotton Better
class of farmers average about sixty bushels
of oats and forty bushels of corn per aero
Medina county Present condition of
cotton crop not very flattering this season
Yield estimated at about onefourth of a
balo per aero Increased acreage over last
year about 20 per cent Corn fair 10 per
cent increase in acreage and yield placed
at twentyfive bushels Oats good Esti
mated yield forty bushels to tho acre Acre
age acout the same as lust season
Midland county Comparatively littlo
farming done in this couuty but sorghum
sugar aud fruits arc fine particularly
grapes and peaches Cattle shipments some
six weeks delayed because of dry weather
Milam county Cotton prospects excel
lent Increased acreao 10 per cent over
last season and almost an assured yield of
about onehalf bale to the acre Corn
made Yield about thirty bushols to the
acre Fiftoen per cent increase in acre
age Altogether crops in this county
much more favorable thau for soma three
or four years past
Milam county Cotton crop about aver
age with a yield of say onehalf balo to the
acreage from present indications Increase
of 5 per cent in acreage Corn croa
good Yield about twenty bushels to acre
20 per cent increase in acreage Only a
small amount of oats planted in this county
Yield estimated at about forty bushels per
acre About 5 per cen less than last sea
son
Montague county Cotton in cxcollent
condition with an increased acreago of
about 20 per cent over last season Aver
ago about onehalf bale to tho acre Corn
crop good average Estimated yield twen
tyfive to thirty bushels to tho acre and 25
per cent increase in acreage Wheat crop
good with 5 per cent increase in acreage
Average yield for county about thirteen
bushels Increase in acreage about 5 per
cent Oat crop in good condition Yield
estimated at thirtyfive bushels per acre b
per cent increase in acreage over last sea
son Altogether crop prospects this year
at present are brighter than for three or
four years past
Montgomory county Owing to dry
weather cotton was injured some and yield
estimated at about onequarter bale toacr <
picking is progressing rapidly and with
proper attention tho crop will be gathered
by or before November 1 the acreage some
what less than last year Corn is short
some yield estimated at eighteen bushels
acreage about the same as last season Oats
good average a little short in some places
yield estimated at about thirty bushels to
acre Navarro county Cotton prospects good
no signs of worms increased acreage over
last year yield estimated at onehalf to
threequarters of a bale to acre It is ex
pected the county will produce about
twentyeight thousand to thirty thousand
bales which is in excess of the produce of
several years past Corn has kept well up
with the average though a little short in
somo places estimated yield about twonty
five bushels somo increase in acreage
Wheat harvested and showed only fair re
sults average yield for county between
eight and twelve bushels Oat crop pood
average and harvested showing a yield of
thirty to forty bushels to acre acreage
about the same as last season
Nueces county Cotton condition not fa
vorable in some spots but the acreago
about double that of last season and tak
ing the good with the bad average will ba
between onethird to onehalf bale to the
acre Corn crop not very favorable In
creased acreage about 75 per cent over last
year Yield estimated fifteen bushols to
the acre Cotton is being gathered here
at 35 and 40 cents per 100 pounds caused by
heavy influx of labor from river counties
Panola county Condition of cotton good
stalk well developed fruiting satisfactori
ly and plenty of moisture in the ground
Yield estimated at fully onehalf bale to the
acre Increased acreage over last year
about 100 per cent Corn condition good
Fully matured Ears well filled Seventy
five per cent increase over last year and av
erage yield about twenty to twentyfive
bushels Oat crop fair harvested in good
conditions Yield about eighteen to twenty
bushels Increased acroage about 110 per
cent over last year General crop condi
tions much better than for the last several
years
Parker county Present condition of the
cotton crop better than for several years
past with an increased acreage yield esti
mated at one bale per acre Corn crop fine
yield estimated at about 45 bushels to the
acre acreage about tho same as last sea
son Wheit good yield about 20bushels
to acre Altogether crops in this county
are much better than for several years
pastPotter
Potter county No cotton planted in this
county and this is practically the first crop
for tho county in the fanning line Corn
is said to have produced a fairly favorable
crop increased acreage about several hun
dred per cent over last year yield about 20
bushels to the acre Wheat fair yiold 15
bushels on an average increased acreage
very heavy over last season Oats good
increased acreage about 1000 per cent
yield about 40 bushels to acre Last year
there was but little farming done in this
county and tho rosults of this season have
been very encouraging and the wheat but
for the rust would most probably have pro
duced 25 bushels to the acre
Raines county Cotton prospects better
than for ten years past Increased acreage
about 15 per cent over last year Estimated
yield yer acre threefourths bale Corn
made showing average yield about thirty
bushels and about 20 per cent increase in
acreage Wheat was but little sown has
been harvested and yield was good average
estimated at about twelve bushels to tho
acre Oat crop good 25 per cent increase
In acreage Yield estimated at about forty
five bushels to the acre Crops in general
in this county better than for many pre
vious years
Red River county Cotton crop in good
condition 10 per cent increase in acreage
over last year Yield estimated onehalf to
threefourths bales to the acre Corn crop
above tho average 25 percent increase in
acreago over last season Yield about
thirty bushels per acre Oat crop good 10
per cent increasu in acreage over last sea
son Average yield about thirty bushels
to tho aero On tho whole crops are better
this season than since 1S52
Robertson county Cotton not in good
condition owing to drv weather and some
bollworms and caterpillars Acreage com
pared with last year shows about 10 per
cent increase Yield estimated at perhaps
onethird bale to the acre Corn crop a lit
tle short Acreage 15 per cent in excess of
last season Estimated yield about fifteen
bushels to the acre
Rockwall county Cotton in fine condi
tion Estimated yield threefourths bale
to the aero and 5 per cent increase in acre
age over last year Corn above the aver
age and about ten per cent increase in acre
age over IsPO Estimated yield about forty
bushels to tho acre Wheat crop thresheJ
Acreage about 50 per cent less than last
season yield about fifteen bushels per
acre Oats threshed show good rosults
Increased acreage about thirtythree per
cent Yield estimated at about fifty bush
els to tho acre Cotton is little attended
with worms on flat land
Runnels county Cotton crop is In good
couditiou with an increased acreage over
last seasou Estimated yield about one
half bale to the acre Corn crop fair
130 per cent increase in acreage over last
season Estimated yield placed at twenty
nve bushels to the acre Wheat crop har
vested Average yield about fifteen bush
els 30 per cent increaso iu acreage over
last soason Cat crop harvested Acreage
about the same as last season Yield
about fifty bushels to the acre
Rusk county Condition of cotton good
Acreage estimated at about the same as
last season Yield a littlo over onehalf
halo to the acre Corn crop in good aver
ago condition Ten per cent increase over
last season Yield estimated at twenty
bushels to the acre Oats fair average
Acreage about the same as hist year
Yield estimated at about twentyfive bush
els to the acre Crop prospects in this
county are better than for some years past
Sabino county The cotton crops on low
lauds In certain localities were damaged
by overflows in July but are now looking
well aud if no worms or late drouths visit
will yield well Acreage about same as
last year From present indications one
half bale to the acre will be about the aver
age Corn crop iu good condition about
the same as last season average yield per
acre about twentyflve bushels But littlo
oats planted this season but on tho wholo
the yield was good Crops in this section
bid fair to surnass those of tho past twenty
years Tho ribliou cane crop is most ex
cellent and will exceed that of former years
Prospect for a flue mast and farmers will
uot be forced to bay meat
Scurry couuty Cotton crop fair acreage
about same as last yoar Yield estimated
at onefourth bale pr acre Com crop a
failure yield about six bushels per acre
acreage about onehalf less than last year
Wheat crop fair yield about ten bushels to
ucre on average
Shackelford county Cotton in good
condition with double the acreage of last
season and a promise of about onehalf
balo to the aero Corn good lii localities
and brings the average up to about fifteen
bushels to the aero Acreate same as 1S0O
Wheat crop above the average with 33 per
cent increase over last yoar and yield esti
mated at twenty to twentyfive bushels to
the acre Oat crop good in certain locali
ties average yield from thirty to thirty
five bushels to tho acre Acreago about
tho same ns last seasou Crops in this
county improving each year and a large
amount of new land is being cultivated
and tho outlook is good
Shelby county Cotton prospects good
Acreago about the same as last season
Yield promises about threefourths of a
bale to the acre Corn good with yield
about twenty bushels to the acre Perhaps
a littlo increase in acreage Corn and cot
ton both much better thau at this time last
year Present outlook favorable
Smith county The cotton and small
grain crops are looked upon as better this
season than forseveral years past aud tho
same can bo said of the fruit crop Farms
are clean and iu good shape and prospects
good
Starr county But little cotton raised in
this county and that planted is in poor con
dition caused by drouth Cotton is a small
interest here Last yearnot exceeding two
hundred acres were planted and thi3 sea
son between seven and eight hundred acres
Estimated yield about onefourth bale to tho
acre Corn gathered and results show
about onehalf crop Acreage samo as last
year The unprecedented drouth for tho
past two years in this county has caused a
comparative failure in all crops here
Stephens county Cotton prospects fine
and increased acreage about 20 jiercent
over last season Yield estimated from
onehalf to twothirds bale per acre Corn
gathered Averaged about twenty bushels
to acre being a little short this seasou
Acreace about same 33 last year Wheat
crop fine Increased acreage about 20 per
cent over last season and average yield
about twentytwo bushels Oat crop good
Yield about forty pushels to acre Acreage
about same as last year The crops all told
better making general average than for
several years past
Tarrant county Present condition of
cotton better than last season Acreago
about the same Estimated yield about
onehalf bale per acre Corn crop about 50
per cent better than last soason and 10 per
cent increaso in acreage Average yield es
timated at about thirty bushels Wheat
harvested showing results about twenty
bushels to acre Acreago about ten less
than last year Oats harvested Average
about fifty bushels to acre Ten per cent
less acreago than last season Taken all
round the general crops of tho county are
much better than they have been for some
time past
Taylor county Cotton crop in only fair
condition on account of dry weather but
the acreage is much larger than last season
Estimated yield about onethird of a bale
per acre Wheat crop very fair Acreago
double that of last season and xield about
fifteen bushehj per acre Corn crop fair
Yield placed at about twenty bushels per
acre some Increase in acreage Oat crop
short acreago in excess of that last season
Yield about twenty bushels to the acre On
the whole crops in this county not quite up
to avorago this season
Tom Green county Cotton crop fairly
good About 100 per cent increase in acre
age over last season Average between
onethird and onehalf bale per acre Corn
crop was injured by drv weather and is
short but acreage double that of last year
Yield estimated about twelve bushels per
acre Wheat harvested showing yield of
about fifteen bushels to the acre Acreage
double that of last season O ats harvested
acreage double that of iast season but dry
weather affected it some Yield estimated
about twentyfive bushels per acre
Tyler county Cotton crop about 10 per
cent abovo tho average Acreago about
the same as last year Yield promises
between onethird and onehalf bale per
acre Corn crop fair average Estimated
WW F W W T
yield twenty bushels to the acre Acreago
about samo as last season Oats gathered
showed a yield of about twenty bushels
Acreage about the samo as last year
Upshur county Cotton crop better than
for several years past Acreage about the
same as last season Yield estimated about
one bale per acre Corn crop good acreage
10 per cent great thau the past season
Yield es imated at from twenty to twenty
flve bushels Fruit in fine shape and alto
gether crops in this county are batter than
they have been for five years
Uvalde county Cotton crop in good con
dition Increased acreage about 25 per
cent over that of last year Yield esti
mated at threequarters of a bale to ono
bale per acre Corn crop made but owing
to dry weather in June and July was cut
short some Increased acreage about 20
per cent over last year Average yield
about twentyfive bushels to the acre Oats
harvested Acreage about 30 per cent in
crease over last season Yield about forty
five bushels to the acre
Val Verde county Cotton crop la good
condition Acreage about the same as last
season Estimated yield about threequar
ters of a bale to the acre Corn crop good
acreage was about the same as last year
Yield about forty bushels to the acre Oat
crop showed a yield of about fifty bushels
per acre Acreage about tho same as last
season
Van Zandt county Cotton cortiion fa
vorable and with prospect of onehalf bale
to acre Increased acreage about 15 per
cent over last year Corn fair Yield
about thirty bushels per acre Acreage
about same as last season Wheat cim >
good Increase in acreage Average yield
fifteen bushels to acre Oat crop fair
average Yield between thirty and forty
bushels per ace Acreage about same as
last season Taken as an average the gen
eral crcps aro better this ear than last
Victoria county Cotton crop in excellont
coidit ion Increased acreage over last sea
son about 10 per cent Estimated yield
about tiveeighhs of a bale to theatre
Cora fair liarease iu acreage over last
season about 10 per cent Yield placed at
from twenty to twentylive bushels p < r
acre General crops all arouad average up
better than last season
Washington county Cotton crop below
the average Not iu very good condition
Acreage about 10 per cent over last sea
son Corn good with an increase iu acre
age Yield placed at thittv bushels to the
acre Very littlo oats raised in this com t v
While the cottou is uot so favorable this
year as last the corn crop is much better
Webb county Cotton culture is a recent
venture in this county Last year was the
first season that anj cottou uas planted in
this county The acreage this year was
about 100 per cent over last year Yield
estimated at from onethird to onehalf
bale to the acre Corn crop has teen gat ti
ered and the results show about ouuhil f
of an ordinary eild This is not strictly
an agricultural county and coru has been
about thr only grain planted here for years
and this is the second season ou cottou
Wharton county Cottoncrop is in good
condition and acreage about the same this
season as last Present condition of coin
crop good Yield about thirty bushels to
the acre and acreage about the same as last
season Very little oats raised in this
county No wheat Crops cultivated ate
in as good condition as for several years
pastWichita
Wichita county Cotton in good condi
tiou and acreage increased about 20 per
cent over last season Estimated ield
aliout onehalf bale to the acre Coru good
with double the acreage of last season
Average about thirty bushels to the acre
Wheat harvested and being delivered
Acreage this year about 200 per cent
greater than last Average yield about
twenty bushels to the acre Oats fair
yield about thirtylive bushels Acreage
about 100 per cent increase over last year
Crop prospects almost equal to ISsJ which
was the most prosperous crop year evctf
known in this county
Williamson county Cottou crop ent
some by drouth
as iast seaso
to tho acre
crops but they were poor in other locali
ties Corn condition fair average Yiold
about thirty bushels to the aero Wheat
harvested Average yield about twenty
bushels Oats harvested averago yield
about forty bushels
Wilson county Cotton crop injured somo
by drouth Acreage about 20 per cent moro
than 1SSH With late fali and urospects foV
cotton would be moro favorable as it stands
now the average would appear to be about
onefifth bale to ths acre Corn injured by
dry weather and yiold average about ten
or twelve bushels Acreago samo as 1S90
Wise county Cotton in good coudition
and a much larger acreago than last season
Estimated yield from onethird to onehalf
bale per acre Corn crop extra good in
some portions of tho county but the aver
age is better than for some years past Es
timated yield from about thirty to thirty
five bushels to the acre all round Wheat
in fino shapo Yield estimated at about
twenty bushels with considerable increase
in acreage Oat crop good Acreage
larger than last season Yield from fori
to fifty bushels Crops on tho whole are
much better than for sovcral years past
Wood county Cotton in fine coudition
Increased acreago over last year about 10
per cent Yield estimated from onenaif
to twothirds b lie to acre Corn crop goo 1
Acreage 10 to 15 per cent over la year
Estimated yield per acre twenty o twenty
fivo bushels Comparatively a small amount
of wheat grown in this county but tho crop
resulted in a fair yield averaging from
twelve to fifteen bushels Oat crop very
good avorago Acreage about the same as
last year Yield from thirty to thirtyfive
bushels All around crops aro in m uch bet
ter shape than they have been for tho past
five years
Young county Cotton crop gener
ally in good condition Have had
abandaut raius aud the prospects
are for an average for orehalf bale to tho
acre A few boll worms reported In
creased acreage over last season about 30
per ceut Cora matured in good shapo
Acreago about the same as last season and
estimated yield abjut thirty bushels to the
acre Wheat threshed and showed a fino
yield estimated at about twenty to twenty
two bushels to the acre Increased acreago
about 33 per cent Oats good and threshed
Yield about thirtyfive bushels to the acre
and acreage about the same as last year
On the whole crops aro better this year
than for several years past
The Experiments Proving Suc
cessful Beyond Doubt
GAZETTE MAN ON THE GROUND
People Flock Io tho Scene and Get
Dreuchlnjj Second Heavy itutn oa the
Morris Itanch and Moro to Come
Fruirio I > o s Surprned
Special to the Gazette
Midland Midland Counxt Tex Aug
19 Your correspondent has just reached
this point after driving tvrentylive miles
throuch mud and water from tho Morris
ranch where the government raiu fall expe
dition is located Gen Dyrenforth and his
party have again achieved success iu their
efforts to produco rain fall by artificial
means and till this region is rejoicing in a
heavy and wide spread rain storm which
insures winter frrass and avoids the distress
which a few weeks more of dry weather
would have brought This is the second
heavy rain on the Morris ranch which has
fallen inside of eight days beside several
light showers and thero seems to be no
reasonable doubt that tho rainmakers de
serve much of the credit especially for tho
copiousness cl the fall Ten days
ago tlio experimenters begun operations
and they have kept up a continual
skirmish since that time Some of
the most powerful apparatus has not oecn
used to a great extent but large quantified
of rackarock mixture giant powder
dynamite and oxyhdrogen have been ex
ploaded on the giouud from kites ani
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Mention the Fort Worth C a
balloons The readingiof the a
which Professor Curtis of S
brought from the weatl 1
at Washington clearly si
have had r J
the operations mai
ccndltiors 3
upon meteorological
produced definite and practical r
The continued series of e pli
ing the last week resulted Moi
an unsettled condition of the aT
licht broken clouds floated ove
the moonlight shown bright
them A heavy charge of n
was then fired before more thar
tutors and in forty seconds a
plosion a drenching shower tvs
The observers were treated to
sight of a beautiful lura
This operation was repeated f
during the evening when a hpli <
directly overhead In every ca 3
fell in from twelve to forty secm
Tlia firing was redoubled T a
the clouds gathered and
steadily all day until at 0 f
whon the rain aain began
Beforo 10 oclock this whole rc
drenched and soaked
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brought into operation tomorrcw
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over arid Llano Estacado beforej w
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