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Climate And Crop Bulletin

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Chicago, Aug. 5 -The reports as to conditiou oí the crops throughout the country and the general effect of the weather on the growth, cultivation and harvest of same were made Tuesday by the directors of several climate and erop sections. The reports received at Chicago were as follows: Illinois - Threshing resuraed; wheat and oats show mueh injury by wet weather of previuus week and great heat following. Corn is making good progress exeept on low and flooded lands. Broom corn and second erop oiover cuttiug has begun. Pastures and late potatoes are doing well. Indiana - Several rains heavy in localities. Corn and potatoos in best condition where nut spoiled by inundation of low lauds. Much wheat and oats sproating and rotting in shock and much hay spoiled, A largo tomato erop growing uicely. Iowa - Contlnued wet and cloudy weather retarded stacking and threshing. Many reports of oats rotting sprouting, with considerable damage to spring wheat in shock. 'Corn generally very promising. Potatoes, pastures and second erop clovor making iuxuriant growth. Michigan- Still droughty over northern Michigan while excesive raius over southern counties have damaged oats and wheat in shock and stack and delayed farm work. Weather has been favorable for a good growth ot' corn, beans and potatoes. Pastures in southorn couuties are good but in north part of state they are brown and poor. Wisconsin - The heavy rains in southern and middle seotions were of great benefit to corn, buckwheat, pastures and new seeding. but slightly injurious to grain in the shock, which is reported as sprouting in some localities. Harvesting is about completed and some threshing is being done. The army worm is disappearing. Fall plowiug has commenced.


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