CRANBERRY CROP DAMAGED BY RAIN
Bogs, Flooded by Streams, Cause Loss of Thousands of Dollars in Burlington
BURLINGTON, Aug. 14.— Thousands of dollars' loss has come to the cranberry growers of Burlington and adjoining counties through the flooding of bogs by the overflow of water created by the recent heavy rains and hardly a grower has escaped, without some damage. Nearly every stream affecting bogs has been swollen beyond its usual proportions, and It has been impossible for the eras-berry men to keep the water off their berries.
In times of such overflows the loss is not very heavy if the water moves off quickly, but where it stays on the bogs long enough for the berries to become waterlogged there is nothing that will save them from destruction. It has been the latter condition that most of the growers have been called upon to face at just the time when the berries will not withstand a soaking. Down in Shamong Township, along the southern border of the county, there was a total rainfall of about seven inches last week, and this will give some idea of the manner in which the cranberries in that section have been hit. The crop of Charles' H. Pittman, at Mary Ann Forge, has been ruined. The growers above him had more water than they could control, and when Mary Ann Forge stream became swollen it was impossible for Pittman to provide sufficient drainage for his own protection.