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They Sign Contracts as Traveling Agents to
Sell Monuments for a St Paul
Granite Firm.
Special to The Journal.
Stillwater, Minn., July 23.—The Younger brothers have signed contracts tor-em
They have contracted for one year as traveling agents to sell monuments for the
P. N. Peterson Granite Works, St. Paul.
They are to be given $60 a month with traveling expenses, boarding and lodging.
The contract says that they shall not attend county fairs or public meetings in
their business capacity, nor are they to use their notoriety in any manner whatever
lor advertising purposes.
Schley Was This, According
to Admiral Evans.
Sood Reason Why Schley Delayed
Going to Santiago.
He Is an Enemy of Schley's and His
Words Are Looked Upon With
Mbw York nun Samelal Servlom
Washington, July 23.—Rear Admiral
Robley D. Evans, who commanded the
battleship lowa at Santiago, offers evi
dence of a conspiracy against Admiral
Schley In an interview published here.
Admiral Evans is one of Schley's bitterest
enemies in the service and has taken
every occasion to belittle his achievement
at Santiago and to glorify Sampson. Ad
miral Evans said:
While the fleet was at Key West, and be
fore Schley waa sent around the west end
of Cuba, looking for the Spanish, then
known to be making for some south Cuba
port. Captain B. M. McCalla, on the Marble
head, had made arrangements with the in
surgents on shore near Cienfuegos to inform
the American warships if the Spanish-squad
ron sought shelter there. McCalla informed
Sampson of what had been done, and confi
dential instructions were Issued to the com
mander of every ship, giving him the code.
I and every other captain had it but Cook
of the Brooklyn. 1 supposed, of course, that
Cook had it and that Schley knew Sampson
expected to rely on the insurgents to get
information about the fleet, should it proceeed
to Cienfuegos.
When Cervera arrived in the West Indies,
private messages indicated he was making
ror either Santiago or Cienfuegos, as these
were the only two ports where he could pro
cure coal and be safe from sea attack. It
was then that Schley was hurried axound the
west end of the island to locate the vessels,
while Sampson was to look for any surprise
from the Bahama channel end. Schley reached
Cienfuegos and began to try to find out if
the Spaniards were in the harbor.
Saw Signals.
Late Sunday I arrived with the lowa, be
lieving that the admiral waa cognizant of the
code arrangement and had been trying to
reach the insurgents on shore. Early that
evening I saw signal lights on shore—those
agreed upon with the insurgents—and, turn
ing to my executive, I remarked: "They are
communicating with Schley." Later, at mid
night, 1 saw other signals on shore and again
remarked: "They are still aignaling to
The next day McCalla arrived and asked
what we had learned from the shore. He
was astonished when told by Schley that he
knew of no code arrangements made by Mc-
Calla with the Cubans. Schley had been
there then nearly two days. MoCalla was
off In the Marblehead in a few hours. He
steamed back and reported he had found out
from the insurgents on shore that no Span
ish ships were in the harbor. Schley and
Cook both said they knew nothing of any
arrangements with the' insurgents. HaJ
Sehley had this information, which he might
have procured in a few hours after arriving,
he could have sailed thirty-six hours sooner
Hunt Governor of Porto Rico
Washington, July 23.—William H. Hunt, present secretary of Porto Rico, has
been selected to succeed Governor Charles H. Allen upon the retirement of the latter
from tt»e insular government. Governor Allen brought with him to Boston all of his
lousehold effects when he came from San Juan and he does not expect to return to
Porto Rico. The formal announcement of the selection of Governor Hunt is withheld
antil the regular appointment is made, and this cannot be done before the expiration
»f the leave of Governor Allen next September.
William H. Hunt was born in New Orleans Nov. 15, 1857, and is the
fourth son of the late William Henry Hunt of Louisiana, who was secre
tary of the navy in the cabinets of Presidents Garfield and Arthur and
minister to Russia. Judge Hunt received his education at Yale, but on
account of ill health did not finish. In 1896 Yale conferred upon him the
honorary degree of master of arts. When he was 27 he was elected at
torney general of the territory of Montana. He moved to Helena in 1888,
was elected a member of the legislature, where he servd as c hairman of
the judiciary committee. He was a member of the convention in 1884 which
framed the constitution of the state and also held important judiciary
positions in Montana. When Governor Allen went to Porto Rico he was
requested by President McKinley to become secretary of the island and to
assist Governor Allen in organizing the new civil government.
Excitement in Corn and Oats
Chicago, July 23.—Opening scenes in the grain pits were wild to-day. Especially
»mong corn and oats traders was the excitement notable. A selling movement in the
K>rn market was launched by nervous longs at the tap- of the gong with which the
lession wag started. They seemed to have a desire amounting almost to panic to
lecure their profits, in view of the scattered report of rain, and in consequence
there was a wild range of prices.
September sold simultaneously from 59 to 54% c, the latter figure being 5c under
,he closing price yesterday. September oats, sympathetically with the yellow cereal,
•old at the opening 3ft@3*4c lower at 35c. September wheat sold l%c cheaper than
%t the close yesterday. At these declines prices steadied, largely under buying for
the country account. As to the crop situation, there was nothing to change
pessimistic views as to cornan d oats. Wheat bulls were rendered uneasy by reports
if more favorable weather in spring wheat in the two Dakotas and Minnesota.
Reports during the day^ in many instances claimed that damage reports from
Kansas, lowa and Missouri had been greatly exaggerated in regard to the corn situ
ation. These reports possibly were open to the suspicion of ulterior motives, but
were influential in markets as nervous as were to-day's, and the close showed the
bull position weakened. September wheat lost 2c, corn 4%c, oats 2%<g>2%c.
New York, July 23.—A sensational collapse from 3c to 5c a bushel took place in
corn this morning on news of rain in the corn belt. It was well along in the forenoon
before a semblance of order was restored and prices rallied & little. Wheat broke
lV4©2c in sympathy and ruled heavy all the morning.
for Santiago. He was afterward accused of
delaying his departure.
The three-day delay In proceeding to
Santiago from Cienfuegoes is one of the
clauses of the charge of "reprehensible
conduct" made agamst Admiral Schley by
his enemie >ut>not in official communica
tions to ' .^department. The failure
to furnish •oh**- '** the code is re
garded here asjfc *.. he conspiracy to
force him out 61 the na./.
I» It a Blind?
In view of Admiral Evans' previous at
titude, Schley's friends are wondering why
he gave out an interview so favorable to
the admiral. Suspicion attaches to it, and
the accepted belief is that it was given to
lure Schley on to asking for a court of in
quiry in the belief that his enemies are
relenting and justice is to be done at last.
Abuse has been tried to no purpose, say
Schley's friends, and now praise is the
cunningly contrived blind that conceals
the trap into which Admiral Schley is ex
pected to walk, subsequently to be
crushed. It will not succeed, however,
and congress will be depended on to vindi
cate Admiral Schley.
This Text Book: Adda No Fuel to the
Special to The Journal.
Chicago, July 23.—Pupils of the Chicago
public schools will never learn the name
of the man who won the naval battle of
Santiago if they depend upon information
gleaned from the text books now In use in
the public schools. In the official text
book used by classes in United States his
tory no mention is made of the services
rendered during that engagement by Rear
Admiral Schley. While the name of the
commander of the Spanish forces at the
battle is contained in the one paragraph
devoted to the great battle both Admiral
I Schley and Admiral Sampson are ignored.
Neither is given credit for the victory.
The history in which the children of the
public schools are expected to derive their
information of past and current events
was written by John Bach McMaster. It
was adopted for use in the public schools
before the beginning of Spanish-American
war. By the addition of eight more pages
the history is brought up to date.
These last pages are not from the pen of
the author of the book. They were writ
ten by an employe of the book company
that publishes the volume. With the ap
parent intention of refraining from taking
a part in the Schley-Sampson controversy
this man has failed to mention the names
of either of the two commanders.
Sampson Says Such Wai Schley's
Statement of the Battle.
Boston, July 23.—Referring to Maclay's
naval history, Rear Admiral Sampson said:
In one way, possibly, I was responsible
for the statement made In the history. I was
commander-in-chief of the squadron and was
responsible so far as reading the proof goes.
If the historian has taken facts from my offi
cial reports to the navy department, that ifl
all well and good. I stand by first reports
and official communications.
I would welcome an investigation of this
whole matter by congress and by the navy
department, but I see no hope of its being
taken up. Schley's statement regarding the
battle of Santiago was moderately correct.
The interviews given out some time after
wards were not all correct. They were entire
ly different from his first accounts and were
written in a different spirit, I think. An in
terview purporting to have come from Admi
ral Schley, published, I believe, on Jan. 6,
was entirely incorrect. Soon after this state
ment appeared in print he came aboard my
ship and told me that he had been incorrectly
quoted. The reporter to whom the interview
was granted was a friend of mine and he
afterwards told me that he had published
Schley's words practically as they had been
New York, July 2S.—Admiral Schley de
clared he would have nothing to say at the
present time, no matter what was said by
others indorsing Maclay's history. He added
that late;-, when others had said all they
wanted to, he might issue a statement.
Report on Progress Made in the
Past Year.
Improvement* Between Duluth and
Buffalo and on the Mis
T*rom The Journal Bureau, Room. 48, .' Fort
*BuiUUng, Washington. : ■ ,
Washington, July 23.—1n his annual re
port to the secretary of war to-day, Colo
nel Lydecker, in charge of deep water
improvements between Duluth and Buf
falo, says that his recommendation for
increasing the capacity of the St. Clair
Flats canal was submitted to congress
last year, but that no action was taken,
although the river and harbor bill, which
failed, contained authority for the im
provements. He makes no further recom
mendation. Colonel Lydecker details the
work done in the Detroit river under the
project to secure a twenty-foot channel
under various contracts. He says that
the work is well under way.
The contract for the improvement of the
channel at Lime Kiln Crossing should
be completed by Dec. 1. The present aver
age depth of the channel at this point
is about thirteen feet, but it will be
twenty-one feet when blasting is com-
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pleted. Colonel Lydecker calls attention
to his report of May 29, 1900, containing
plans and estimates for a twenty-one
foot channel in Detroit river, which was
approved and adopted in the river and
harbor bill of last session, which failed
to pass. "It is now of profound impor
tance to the vast commerce of the great
lakes that the next congress take favor
able action in the matter," says Colonel
Lydecker. An estimate of $136,000,500 to
complete the present project for the im
provement of the Detroit river is sub
mitted for Insertion in the next sundry
civil bill. At St. Mary's Falls canal the
principal work done was in the exten
sion of the Poe lock.
The report shows the commerce pass
ing through the locks of the Canadian
and American canals during the season of
1900 was 25,643,073 tons. The number of
passengers reported in transit through
the locks was 58,555. The total expendi
tures to June 30, 1901, was $3,969,430, and
the balance available on that date was
$786,857. Colonel Lydecker reports that
work on the ship channel from Duluth to
Buffalo was confined mainly to the St.
Clair and St. Mary's river sections dur
ing the year. The minimum depth was
17.3 feet at Squaw Island shoal. The total
expenditure of the ship channel project to
June 30, 1901, was $2,962,072.
On the Missouri.
Captain M. Chittenden's report on the
improvement of the upper Missouri was re
ceived at the war department to-day.
At Fort Benton, Mont., repairs to the
levee to prevent erosion of banks were
completed and similar operations were
conducted at Judith. Only miner repairs
were made at Bismarck harbor. At
Pierre and Fort Pierre the' brush and
rock levee around the head of Marion
island was completed. It is predicted
that by the work done here the destruc
tion of much valuable land and other
property has been prevented.
Work was continued at Elk Point and
the approved project completed. The
small amount of money on hand pre
vented much work being done at and near
Sioux City. Captain Chittenden says the
dikes in front of the city have reached
the limit of stability and should be re
constructed. Captain Chittenden re
news his recommendations of last year for
appropriations of $50,000 each for im
proving the reaches of the river at Bis
marck, Pierre, Yankton and Elk Point.
The work at these points, he says, has
been carried far enough so that it'can
not be abandoned without risk of loss
of what has already been done Captain
Chittenden asks for an appropriation of
$275,000 for continuing the improvement
and $35,000 for maintainance.
—W. W. Jermane.
Washington Small Talk.
The controller of the treasury to-day de
nied the applications of Major George W
Mead, who served in the Twelfth Minnesota
volunteers in the Spanish war, and First
Lieutenant Charles G. Danstrom, of the
Fourteenth Minnesota, for two months' extra
pay provided for volunteers in that-war. The
controller ruled that the officers were on
waiting orders during nearly all of the fur
lough period prior to muster out, and for
that reason are not entitled to extra compen-
Explosion on Board an Amer
ican Schooner.
Captain and Ten Members of the
Crew Killed.
Four SwedinU Cnitomt Officem Com
plete the List of Fa
Stockholm, Sweden, July 23.—An explo
sion In the harbGr here today of petro
leum on board the American schooner
Louise Adelaide, Captain Orr, which left
Philadelphia, April 24, and Portland, Me.,
June 4, for Stockholm, resulted in the
death of Captain Orr, ten members of
the schooner's crew and four Swedish
custom officials. Two of the Louise
Adelaide's crew were saved. The
i explosion set the schooner afire and
the blazing petroleum enveloped the vessel
and those on board.
The barkentine Louise Adelaide, Captain
Orr, left Philadelphia April 24 for Stock
holm. May 13 she put into Dutch Island
harbor, Rhode Island, having encountered
a heavy gale on the edge of the gulf
stream. From Dutch Island hartor she
(was towed to Portland, Me., for repairs,
where she was refitted as a schooner and
resumed her voyage for Stockholm, June
4th. The Louise Adelaide was built at
Yarmouth, Me., in 1882. She was 154 feet !
long, 14 feet beam and 12 feet deep, and
registered 672 tons. She was owned by
Edgar Orr of Portland.
President Jordan Secures Fitty New
Stanford University.' Cal., July 23.—
President David Starr Jordan has re
turned from a trip to the Hawaiian
islands, where he has been for two
months, conducting a detailed study
of the fisheries and fishes of the islands
under the direction of the United States
fish commission. About 240 species of
fish have thus far been collected and
classified, fifty of which are new to
science. A complete report of the | laws
and customs of the islanders relative to
fishing is being made by J. N. Cobb, stat
istician of the party. This information,
together with the results of the scientific
work done by D. Jordan, will be embodied
in an extensive report to the government.
The Hatched Ejk« Story Reaches
Special to The Journal.
Winona, Minn., July 23.—A1l hot
weather stories are discounted by the
one developed here this morning at the
warehouse of the Northwestern EJgg com
pany. A shipment of eggs from Butter
nut, Minn., was being unpacked when
Manager Schoonmaker heard a faint noise.
Investigation showed one egg chipped
and the head of a chick peeping through
the opening. This case was sorted and
ten eggs nearly ready to hatch picked out.
They were covered with a large cloth
and placed in the sun and by noon half
of them had hatched showing they must
have been in a temperature of over 90
degrees for -nearly three weeks.
; Cleveland,' Ohio, v July ,23.—At the prelimi
nary meeting : here of! the : leaders ,of the bolt
among the -■ Bryan democrats, George A. Groot
; of» this ■•' city has been j chosen as temporary
; chairman of the state convention to .be held
iat Columtoua July 31. Dr. » Atmer L. } Davis ,of
i Findlay will fee, the, temporary ;«ecs»t*n(«*^»'
"To Scatter Flowers in the Pathway
of Our Brother Man.*'
A Membership of 96,000 In 725
Lodgea—Opening Exerclaea
at Beerville.
Milwaukee, July 23.—The convention of
the grand lodge of the Benevolent and
Protective Order of Elks opened at the
Pabst theater this forenoon, the public
being admitted.
Charles H. Hamilton, of Milwaukee,
presided. He spoke of the growth of the
order. He said that while naturalists and
hunters have been predicting and bewail
ing the coming extinction of the four
footed species of elk there was no danger
of extinction of the two-footed Elk.
Mayor David S. Rose welcomed the
guests as brothers and told of the untiring
efforts which had been put forth to make
the occasion of the reunion one continual
round of pleasure. He extended the free
dom of the city to the visitors while they
Judge Jerome R. Fisher, grand exalted
ruler responded to Mayor Rose's greet
ing, returning sincere thanks for the warm
and generous welcome. He knew the Elks
were welcome and he was glad to be here.
Old Glory waves. He spoke of the re
cently organized lodge in Honolulu,
and of the presence here of the exalted
ruler of that lodge to whom it would give
him great pleasure to present the prize
awarded to the delegate traveling the
greatest distance to attend the convention.
One of the chief duties of the Elks he
said, was to scatter flowers in the pathway
of our brother man.
Senator Moses E. Clapp of Minnesota
addressed the gathering talking upon fra
ternal organizations. These, he said,
formed one of the greatest monuments of
our present civilization and one of the
strongest of these was the Elks.
The remainder of the sessions will be
held behind closed doors/
A Membership of OG.OOO.
At the first executive session held this
afternoon Grand Exalted Ruler Fisher
presented his report which showed that
during the past year 113 new dispensa
tions had been granted and that now
there were 725 lodges, having a member
ship of 96,000, showing an increase since
the last convention of 33 1-3 per cent. The
t)rder had contributed $17,041 to the Gal
veston fund. The financial condition of
the grand lodge showed a balance on hand
in the treasury of* $30,000. The order was
shown to be more prosperous than ever.
Tbe Election Late To-day.
The election of Grand Exalted Ruler
Fisher's successor was due to come up
late in the afternoon. Charles E. Pickett,
of lowa, and Judge John C. Nethaway, of
Minnesota, are the only active candidates,
with the chances seemingly in favor of
A parade of military and civic societies
was the feature of the Elks' reunion this
afternoon. There are 40,000 visitors in the
Cool Breeie; Many Visitors.
Special to The Journal.
Milwaukee, Wis., July 23. —For several
years King Carnival has been represented
on the tops of trolley poles and at street
corners and other places, by the figure
of a leering clown of papier mache. This
year the head and antlers of the elk took
his place, representing the order that has
charge of the fun that is promised to be
gin today. Never has 'so much money
been spent in Milwaukee for decoration,
or so much preparation made to entertain
a great crowd.
Thousands of visitors are already in the
city, and every train and boat brings ad
ditional hundreds, including lodges of the
order of Elks from points as far away
as Salt Lake City, Utah, and Natchez,
Milwaukee is favored with a cool breeze
from the lake, that promises to make the
weather what it should be to make the
carnival a success.
Chicago, July 23.—Delegates to the eleventh
annual convention of the International Bap
tist Young People's Union of America, which
begins here to-morrow, began to arrive to
day. Officials of the union assert that by to
morrow night there will be from 15,000 to
20,000 visitors in the city.
Where the Inexperienced Experts Are Deceived
—Only a Heavy Crop in North Dakota
Wil! Bring the Average of the Three
States Up to "Fair/
Special to The Journal.
Hunter, N. D., July 23.—North Dakota Ib
doing her best to round out a wheat crop
that will make a fair total of production
for the three northwestern states.
If she fails the total of yield will fall
to a sensational point.
If she succeeds in making the crop on
the present basis, the total for the three
states will be only fair.
The northwest wheat yield has been
overestimated from the beginning. It
never promised 225,000,000. Without dam
age during the maturing period, the crop
would not have crossed 200,000,000 bushels.
As it is, it will fall a good deal below
that total, even allowing 70,000,000 bush
els for North Dakota, which is the maxi
mum that can be expected from the state.
It Ib a Straw Crop.
It is a straw crop this year, hence the
advance notices of large productions that
have been published freely. It was not a
straw crop last year, hence the mistake in
regard to yield a year ago as to quantity.
Most people judge wheat by the straw,
and error results usually from that
Minnesota's Crop Cut Into.
Minnesota has been cut heavily by the
blight. It has been several years since
an equal amount of damage has been done
by heat In the northwest. There is
scarcely a field in the state that is not
affected in some degree, and for a large
area the damage is 30 to 50 per cent, and
for a small area even more than that.
Thinks the Drought Wouldn't Be So Bad on Corn If Farm
ers Would Cultivate Longer.
Washington, July 23.—Mr. Wilson, secretary of agriculture, has given a talk on
the effects of the long continued drought on the growing crops of the west. He does
not take so gloomy a view of the agricultural prospects between the Allegheny and
Rocky mountains as do some of the so-called experts who are not connected with the
government service. Nor yet does Mr. Wilson attempt to minimize the injury already
done and that will increase unless there is a great precipitation of moisture during
the next few weeks in the vast atreteh of country between the mountain ranges.
While he acknowledges that the hard wheat belt of the northwest has been dam
aged, he does not yet despair of an average yield of corn in the corn belt, which he
defines as extending east from the Missouri river to the Alleghenies, embracing lowa,
Wisconsin, the northern part of Missouri and all of Illinois, Indiana and Ohio. The
most regrettable loss from the viewpoint of the department, declares the secretary, is
that of the macaroni wheat crop. For the first time an experiment had been made
this year in the production of this variety of wheat on a large scale in the United
States. Secretary Wilson has been encouraging this experiment ever since he has
been at the head of the agricultural department, and imported the seed from north
ern Africa, where most of the wheat is produced which supplies Europe and the world
with macaroni. The secretary is especially hopeful of an average corn crop. He says
it will not be a record-breaker or a bumper in the parlance of the agricultural de
partment, but that at this moment the prospects favor a fair average yield. Mr.
Wilson said:
If something could be done to induce the farmers in the corn belt to
extend their period of cultivation about two weeks this year beyond the
usual limit I would look for a big crop. But the usual season for cultiva
tion is rapidly drawing to a close, and I fear that with comparatively few
exceptions the farmers will "lay by" their corn at the regular time, re
gardless of the drought. In the entire corn belt, with the exception of Mis
souri, which has a shallow soil, thirty-nine inches of rain during the year
is all that is needed to produce a crop. If even only twelve or fourteen
inches of this falls during the four months of production a good yield can
be counted on. The corn belt soil, with the exception noted, is deep
and holds moisture well. To utilize this conserved moisture to the best
advantage in the absence of rain the soil should be continuelly stirred, so
as to make what we call a "mulsh" until the crop is matured.
Therefore, I repeat that if the farmers in the corn belt at this time
could be shown the advisability of extending their cultivation season about
two weeks we could look for a good yield tbiis year. The farmer, like
every other business man, always does what he believes to be best for his
own interest, but in a case like this it is extremely difficult to dissem
inate broadly in fanning communities the information that is of pressing
and immediate value. By this I mean if we only could spread all through
the corn belt the news that if the season of cultivation were extended about
two weeks beyond the usual limit, there would need be no fear of the
result. '
Terrible Heat and Its Bad Effect
Upon Corn.
Washington, July 23.—The following is
the weather bureau weekly summary of
crop conditions:
Intense heat has prevailed another week
throughout the states of the central valleys
and Middle Rocky Mountain region, with only
local showers over limited scattered areas.
Maximum temperatures of 100 degrees or
above were of dally occurrence over more or
less of the territory named. Under these con
ditions the drought has been greatly inten
sified and Its area largely increased. Mis
souri, Kansas, Oklahoma and portions of
Nebraska have suffered most, but the condi
tions are now critical from the lake region,
central Ohio valley and Tennessee westward
to the middle Rocky Mountains region, in
cluding the greater portion of Texas. Por
tions of the middle and Atlantic states appear
to suffer from excessive moisture, but favor
able temperatures have been experienced in
this district and also on the Pacific coast,
where the week was cooler than usual.
The outlook for corn is less favorable than
the close of the previous week. In Nebraska,
Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri early corn is
practically ruined. With early abundance of
rains in these states late corn would prob
ably make half a crop or less.
: The condition of the crop in lowa :
: is more favorable than in the be- :
: fore mentioned states, and copious :
: rains with moderate temperatures :
: within a week would greatly improve :
: prospects for a large part of the :
: crop.
• ■ .. . * •
In Illinois, Indiana,. Ohio, Kentucky and
Tennessee, more particularly the western
portions of the two last named states, corn
is now seriously in need of rain. In Illi
nois the crop has not yet sustained great
damage, but will be materially reduced un
less the drought is relieved within a week.
In the middle Atlantic states the conditions
have been highly favorable for corn and its
condition is further improved.
Moisture has caused considerable injury to
winter wheat in shock in the middle Atlantic
Must Fi^ht on Their Own Account
Cape Town, July 23.—1t is reported that General Delarey has informed the
Klerksdorp commando that there is no longer any chance of European intervention!
i end that they must fight the war out to the bitter end entirely oa their own account.
In South Dakota.
In South Dakota there is extensive
damage but, outside of that, too much
has been claimed for the yield in that
state, the reason being that those who
have made estimates have not made right
comparisons with the yield of a year ago.
Several counties that produced heavily
last year will give moderate averages
this year and their shortage is not due
to heat damage. Other counties in the
state gave better promise than last year,
but the heat has equalized matters.
In North Dakota.
North Dakota has been favored by the*
weather. The heat has been less Intense
and the Red river valley is promising
a good yield, but not the bumper crop
that some are predicting. There is in the
state a considerable loss of important
acreage on account of the water, This
will cut the average considerably, but on
the whole North Dakota will make a
handsome gain in yield over last year If
the weather doe 3 not turn hot for ten
Northern Minnesota Fares Badly.
Northern Minnesota has fared badly
from the heat. There will be a heavy
decline in yield. Large counties like
Steams will suffer a loss of 25 to 60 per
cent from the prospect of three weeks ago
and counties farther north are in like
condition. The most that can be expected
from the three states is a fair yield with
the quality of wheat a good deal mixed.
—H. V. Jones.
states. Harvesting continues where unfin
ished, in the more northerly section east of
the Rocky mountains, and is in general prog
ress on the North Pacific coast.
: t
: Spring wheat harvest has begun :
: over the southern portion of the :
: spring wheat region, where, as a re- :
: suit of premature ripening, the yield :
: and quantity is much impaired. :
: Over the northern portion, where the :
: crop is now ripening, its condition :
: continues promising. :
: ;
Harvested oats have suffered some injury
in shock from moisture in the middle Atlantic
states, and the harvested crop from prematur*
ripening In the northwest, while rust has
caused injury in New York and Pennsylvania,
Good yields are reported from the upper
Ohio valley.
Haying is mostly finished and a fine crop
was secured in North Dakota, Minnesota, the
lake region, Ohio valley, portions of the
middle Atlantic states and New England.
In portions of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia
and Florida, the condition of cotton has im
proved, but In the two last named states
and in the Carolinas it has suffered from
lack of cultivation.
In the Ohio valley, Tennessee and Wis
consin, tobacco is suffering much from
drought, especially In western Kentucky has
been injured rains in Maryland; elsewhere
the crop has made favorable progress.
Through the central valleys the prospect*
for apples have been further reduced and an
Improvement is reported from New England
and middle Atlantic states. On the whole th«
fruit outlook is not encouraging.
Tbe Air Cooled Off and Crop Condi
tion* Promising.
Special to The Journal.
Fargo, N. D., July 23.—Light showers
this forenoon have fallen over a large
part of North Dakota.
The air has been cooled off greatly
and, barring favorable conditions to hall,
everything is promising.
Some wheat was harvested in the west*
crn part of the county yesterday after*
. noon.
Plenty ot iickets left for Journals lireat Excursion Tomorrow to Lake City and tamp Lakeview to visit First Regiment, at Milwaukee Station,!* to 9 in Morning,

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