Clipped From The Galveston Daily News
month. crop baiÂ«w began as community is later report Intelligent cotnmr. (Ginned 1903, 11,063 bales. Acreage 1 per cent less.) Gonzales-- Crops In this section are very much better than they were last year. 'The boll weevil Is doing much damage the recent frequent rains, . b u t by planting and poisoning with Paris green cotton will turn o*tt pretty 'well. There will be corn enough rajsed for home! use. Cotton picking began about July 14, and the first bale was "received July 21. To date 710 bales have bean received against nothing this date last year.\ Harwood-- Condition of cotton crtp In this immediate section Is much better at present tim.e than at same period loet year. Weather haa hot been -favorable for fruiting for last two weeks, but there is matured cotton now by 50 per cent than was made the entire season last year. weevils and continual showery weather making the conditions very unfavorable for the late 'or *op crop. If present conditions continue during August we have made about all the cotton we will get, Picking 1 cohimence.d two weeks ago, but poor progress has been made on account of wet weather. Some farmers on high sandy land have out three or four bales, while those on bottom land have Just commenced picking. The weed is large and some are fearful of bottom bolls rotting on stalk if weather does not clear soon. Waelder-- There Is about 20 per cent cotton made now than waa weighed here last year. The weather has been very unfavorable for the last two weeks and the cotton is being injured just now on account of too much rain. Picking began here about July 25, as Waelder received first bale on July 28. Last year the first bale was received on Aug. 26.