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Zeview of Happenings in Both East
ern and Western Hemispheres During
the Past Week-National, Historical,
Political and Personal Events Told in
Three prostrations were reported in
Kansas City Saturday. I
There will be no final action on the
direct election of senators at this ses
sion of congress.
Elgin, Ore.-Albert Huntley, alias
Oscar Hunter, who, it is claimed, stole
two horses at Milton, Ore., was cap
Baker, Ore.-One of the biggest
funerals ever held in Baker was that
of Louis Mansfield, who shot his wife
and then himself.
The Pope is improving slowly from
violence of pains in his gouty leg, but
two weeks must elapse before period of
convalescence, doctors say.
Berlin.--A Munich newspaper says it
has discovered an insurance company
whose business deals with insuring mar
ried couples against divorce.
Washington.-Andrew Carnegie has
sent to Washington $25,000 of the
$100,000 he promised for beautifying
the grounds of the Panama-American
* ew York.--The ancient "lineup"
of crooks, a practice started by In
spector Byrnes and regarded with ven
eration by police headquarters for 25
years, has been done away with.
New York.-Secretary of War Stim
son and party have arrived home on
board the armored cruiser North Caro
lina from an inspection of the Panama
canal and a trip to the West Indies.
London.-The inquest into the death
of Jameson Lee Finney, the American
actor who lost his life in the Carlton
hotel gre recently, resulted in a ver
dict of accidental death by suffocation.
New York.-The election of General
Edward A. McAlpin as national presi
dent and chief scout of the American
Boy Scouts is announced. General Mc
Alpin was a drummni boy during the
London.-After days of work a
"strike" of gold has been made at
KiEdonan, SButherlandshire, and Will
iam Heath, a Klondike expert, who is
directing the experiments, considers the
outlook as "highly promising."
i Chicago.-In a desperate hand-to
hand battle on top of a flying train
with flashes of lightning the only
illumination, Charles Letzel of Chicago
was probably fatally wounded. Let
zel's assailant, a tramp, escaped.
Washington.-For the first time
:ince he has been a member of the sen
ate Senator La Follette now sits on
the republican side in that body. He
moved over to the seat so long occu
pied by Senator Frye of Maine, who
died last week.
Memphis, Tenn.-Clad in a uniform
of gray the body of General George
W. Gordon, commander in chief of the
United Confederate veterans and mem
ber of congress from the Tenth Ten
nessee district, was laid to rest in Elm
wood cemetery Saturday. General Gor
don died August 9.
A bill has been introduced in the
Norwegian parliament providing that
no marriage shall be performed unless
the prospective bride has previously
obtained a certificate attesting. a satis
factory knowledge of cooking, laun
dry and dressmaking. There is a good
chance of it becoming law.
Hope, B. C.-Five men who were
working with a gang at placing a cable
across the river were drowned in the
Fraser river at Saddle' Rock when their
boat was capsized by the swift cur=
rent. A scow with three men was
swept away, but stranded lower down
the river and its occupants were
Washington.-As a strategic meas
ure the navy department is preparing
to extend the wireless system of
Alaska. A powerful station will be
erected on one of the Aleutian islands
next year. It will be superior to any
in Alaska at present and will have a
radius of 1500 miles at night and 800
miles during the day.
Salem, Mass.-Mrs. Ernest Webb of
Danvers owes her life to the effort of
10-year-old Edwin Cann of St. Louis.
Cann, who is an expert swimmer, swam
at top speed a quarter of a mile when
Mrs. Webb was seized with cramps at
Juniper Cove bathing beach recently,
and, despite the woman's unusual
weight, brought her safely to shore.
Disregarded President Taft.
Washington.-Disregarding a tele
graphed request from President Taft
for a contrary course the senate com
mittee on foreign relations Saturday
agreed ',pon an amendment to the
British aid French arbitration treaties,
eliminating the provision conferring
special powers on the proposed joint
high commission. In this form the
treaties were reported to the senate
and the president's wishes that the
action be postponed until next Decem
ber were set at naught.
The log line has been used by navi.
gators since 1570.
ROOSEVELT GREETS TOGO.
Japanese Admiral Made the Colonl i
New York.-Admiral Togo Sunda)
paid a warrior's tribute to Colon Theo
dore Roosevelt. Apparently Roosevelt
the fighter, had appealed to the Japan
ese admiral, rather than Roosevelt, the
peacemaker, for when he marched ul
Sagamore hill to meet the former pres
ident he carried Mr. Roosevelt a two
foot miniature of a soldier's armor.
The souvenir was of glistening meta:
exquisitely carved, and was encased it
a heavy mahogany box adorned witi
Japanese colors. Admiral Togo had kepi
the prospective gift a secret, and hac
carefully carried it on his travels fron
the time he left Japana.
"Delighted," Says Roosevelt.
The Japanese admiral journeyed tc
Oyster Bay on a special train on the
Long Island railroad, arriving at 1
o'clock. Colonel Roosevelt, in a darln
suit and immaculate white vest, stepped
out on the veranda and greeted the ad
miral, who wore a white service uni
"Delighted to meet you," exclaimed
the colonel,' his fact beaming.. The
party filed into the broad reception room
and the admiral presented his gift. The
colonel expressed his gratitude in a
broadside of superlatives.
After the luncheon the party gathered
on the wide veranda, whence sounds of
frequent laughter and the vigorous voice
of Mr. Rooseve:> often issued.
Entertained by Japs.
Admiral Togo returned from Oyster
Bay by special train in record time and
went immediately to Carnegie hall,
where several hundred Japanese resi
Banquet in Evening.
At night Admiral Togo was the guest
of honor at a banquet given by Chandler
Hale, third assistant secretary of the
state. Mayor Gaynor sat at Admiral
Togo's right hand, in front of a minia
ture of the Makasa, the flagship of Ad
miral Togo when he vanquished the Rus
sian fleet. It was equipped with a lit
tle wireless apparatus which sparked
and flashed throughout the dinner.
The service at the banquet was of
Togo to Take Stallion Home.
Admiral Togo, when he departs from
Seattle, August 29, will take with him
on the steamer Tamba Maura a weighty
souvenir of his trip to the United States
in the form of a $4000 stallion, a pure
bred Percheron, which was given the
name of Togo soon after the battle of
the sea of Japan, in honor of the famous
naval hero. The donor is former State
Senator Fred J. Keisel, of Ogden.
TRAIN WRECK IN INDIANA.
Weak Switch Cause of Two Deaths at
Fort Wayne, Ind.-Two people were
killed, two were reported missing, and
30 were injured at the western limits of
this city in the second wreck within a
week of the Pennsylvania railroad's
Chicago-New York train.
Going at top speed, pulled by two
locomotives, the heavy train ran into a
temporary switch that was too weak to
stand the terrific strain. The rails of
the switch were swept aside, the en
gines of the flyer careened and side
swiped the engine of a freight train
on a side track. Engines and passen
ger coaches a second later were piled
on their sides.
In the panic which followed the
wreck, men fought women in their
frenzy to escape and scores were
trampel and beaten.
Atlantic City, N. J.--Charles Bennett,
20 yeats old, of Newark, a parachute
juniper, was probnbly mortally injured
when he fell 1500 feet and plunged
through the skylight over the dining,
room of the Marlborough-Blenheim
hotel. His skull is fractured and he
has bad cuts and bruises. He was pick
eci up by guests who had been seated
at dinner, carried downstairs and rush
ed to the city hospital, a block away.
When he cut loose from the balloon he
shot down several hundred feet before
the umbrella top, on which he had stak
ed his life, opened.
Import Fair Decorations.
Spokane.-Fifty thousand square feet
of birch and cork bark, much of it
imported from Denmark, will be used
in the decoration of the main exhibit
building at the Interstate fair in
October, according to an announcement
made by John L. Mathiesen, who will
have charge of the decorations at the
fair. The interior of the main hall will
be dressed to represent a birch grove,
with th6 entrances screened by lattice
work twined with wistaria. More
money will be spent on the decorative
features of the fair than ever before.
Change Idaho Court Dates.
Lewiston, Idaho.-Owing to the ne
cessity of holding court again this year
in the two new counties-Clearwater
and Lewis-District Judge .Edgar
Steele has found it necessary to change
the dates of the opening of the terms,
and has notified Clerk C. E. Monteith
that the session in Idaho county will
begin at Grangevillee August 28, in
Lewis county September 18, in Clear
water county October 2, in Nez Peree
county October-16, and in Latah county
Ethel Barrymore With Husband.
New York.-Ethel Barrymore and
Russell Griswold Colt, her husband, are
reunited. In their country home at
Mamaroneck, N. Y., tonight they said:
" We have never been parted, never
have quarreled, and never have contem
plated any sort of legal proceedings."
BLEW OUT HIH1 GLIFE
400,000 oOUNDS OF POWODE
USED IN ONE BLAST TO
On O.-W. R. & N. Railroad Near Star
buck-Work Costs $60,000--Hundreds
of Fish in Snake River Killed and
Stunned by Falling Lava Formatiot
-Hundreds Line Banks.
Starbuck, Wash.-Presenting a spec
tacular view, more than 1,000,000 tonm
of rock were blown from the face of
a-high cliff overlooking the Snake river
much of it being cast across the river
about 1000 feet, Saturday afternoon
when approximately 400,000 pounds of
powder were exploded to shoot out the
rock and make way for the new road
bed of the O.-W. R. & N., formerly
the North Coast. The shot was made
in two separate units, 39 minutes apart,
and was viewed by more than 200 peo
ple. Some spectators walked 10 to 20
miles to see the shot, sons starting at
1 and some at 3 a. m. to reach the
scene in time for the big blast.
Hundreds of fish were stunned and
killed by the blast, when the rocks
were cast into the river and floated
down the stream, some of them being
Scarcely had the smoke and dust
cleared away when the engineers with
their- instruments, tape lines and poles
were climbing over the masses of
broken rock measuring the slopes and
obtaining data to determine the align
ment for the replacing of the railroad,
which but a few hours-before had been
Hundred Men' Lined Up.
When train No. 12 passed over the
mile of track about 6 a. m., more than
100 men were lined along the track
in sections and immediately began to
remove rails and ties, completing the
work about 12:30. This was necessary
to save the rails and ties, as the rock
from the new roadbed, which at some
points is 160 feet above the roadbed
which has been in use, will be recon
structed as rapidly as the rock thrown
on it by the blast can be removed.
Within a couple of hours after the
blast reports were made to Chief En
gineer F. L. Pitman and Superintendent
Connolly, telling of the work neces
sary to re-establish train service on
the line. Meanwhile passenger trains
will be detoured thiough Walla Walla
from Portland and other points, while
freight trains will be routed to Spo
kane over the Northern Pacific.
The shots were fired by electricity,
the power being generated in a plant
fitted up back of the cliff. The first
shot was fired at 11 p. m. and the
second at 1:50 p. m.
Before the shot was made more than
6000 feet of "coyote holes" were
drilled in the rock and charged with
powder, one man, Mack B. Talcott, los
ing his life in the dangerous work in
July, when two others were overcome
trying to save him. The men were at
thi. part of the work from May 1.
';hen completed the new line will
be about 60 miles shorter from Ayer
Junction to Spokane than the line for
Several tons of newspaper mail
destined for Florence, Idaho, is now be
ing held at Mount Idaho, having been
accumulating there for several months
because the government would not pay
the transportation to the point of de
livery, and the residents of Florence
and the surrounding mining camps are
endeavoring to get it sent in by way
Senator Borah has been advised that
the interior department had decided to
eliminate 1,500,000 acres from coal
lands withdrawals in the Snake river
valley in southern Idaho. Senator
Borah had protested that much of the
land withdrawn was not coal land,
but agricultural instead. Investigation
proved he was right and the land will
be thrown open to entry.
Would Stop Copper Merger.
Marquette, Mich.-Another attempt
to blockade the proposed consolidation
of the Hecla and Calumet, Osceola,
Ahmeek and several other Lake Supe
rior copper mining companies has been
made, when John S. Jackson of Mil
waukee, an Ahmeek stockholder, began
an action in the United States court at
Marquette in which he asks a perma
ment injunction against the merger.
This makes the fourth, suit that has
been instituted, each in a different
Woman Is Aviation Pilot.
Mineola, N. Y.-Miss Matilda Mois
ant, sister of the late John B. Moisant,
the aviator who was killed in New Or
leans last year, has been awarded a
pilot's license by the Aero Club of
America. She is the second woman in
the United States to receive a license
under the stringent international rules,
Miss Harriet Quimby having been the
Shot the Negro.
Durant, Okla.-A mob of 500 whites
c.ptured and shot to death an unknown
negro who was alleged to have crimin
ally assault and shot Mrs. Redden Camp
bell. Afterward the mob burned the
negro's body. The negro was killed
after a running fight lasting more than
an hour, in which he exhausted his am
At the present time Jack Killil'ay,
the former Spokane twirler, is the
leading flinger of the National league.
In the American league Tyrus Cobb,
who has an average of .419, has par
ticipated in 10'4 games and is the real
IHans Wagner of the Pittsburg club,
having played an even 1;00 games,. leads
the National league in bnttng with
an average of .359.
London.-Owen Moran has stirred up
a discussion by his comments on Amer.
ican prizefighting methods and inci
dentally on his criticism of English
Barney Mullin, well known in north.
western eities, is scheduled to meet
Billy Lauder, claimant to the Canadian
lightweight title, at Edmonton on
The Northwestern magnates at last
have decided to protect their umpires,
as rowdy baseball must cease, declares
President Lindsay, with thaeat of
drastic punishment for offenders.
Dick Cooley, owner of the Salt Lake
Union Association team, has received
from President Murphy of the Chicago
Nationals, an acceptance of his offer.to
sell Bill Orr, the shortstop, for $25001
Marty O'Toole, the sorrel-topped
baseball sensation who brought the
stupendous sum of $22,500 for the St.
Paul exehequer, belonged to two big
league clubs before the Pirates angled
so successfhlly for him.
Skagway, Alaska.-Colonel Charles
Scott of Mississippi, who is reputed to
be the largest cotton planter in the
United States, headed a party of
sportsmen who left here for an ex
tended hunting trip into the Canadian
Humboldt, Iowa.-Joe Rogers of New
York, the 290-pound toy whom Frank
lotch imported to help condition him
for his coming bout with Hacken
.chmidt.in Chicago on Labor day, has
been giving the champion the hardest
kind of workouts during the last week.
As the result of being struck in the
back of the head by a baseball, thrown
by one of the neighbor boys with
whom he was engaged in a game, Her
bert Turner,, the 18-year-old son of
Mr. and Mrs.. William Turner, living
east of Hillyard, died from a fractured
Tacoma.-Nat Emerson of North.
Yakima won the men's singles in the
twenty-first annual tennis tournament
of the Pacific northwest here, when he
defeated J. C. Tyler of Spokane, 6-4,.
-3, 3 --6,. 7-5. The women's singles
were won by Miss May G. Sutton of
Pasadena, who defeated Miss Mary
Brown of the same place,. 6-1,. 6r--1.
The women's doubles were won by
Miss Dorothy Dutscher of Milwaukee
and Miss Mary Brown from Mrs. Fa
,enstoek and Mrs. -Gillison of Tacoma.
Miss Sutton and Captain J. F..
'oulkes of Victoria defeated Miss
Brown and Emerson in the mixed
doubles, 6-3, 6-4.
CONGRESS BRECORD SATUEDAY.
Washington.-The senate met at
Cotton bill taken up for consider
Order investigation of election of
Senator Stephenson of Wisconsin.
Agreed to vote Wednesday on pro
posed discontinuance of the national
monetary commission December 4.
Foreign committee agreed to recom.
mend ratification of arbitration treaties
with Great Britain and France modified.
Confirmed recent diplomatic nomina
Senator Bacon chosen president pro
tempore for Monday. Conferees hav
ing failed to agree, the resolution for
direct election of United States sena
tors postponed until next session.
Considered arbitration- treaties for
two hours in executive session without
Grate doubt of action at this ses
Free list bill agreed on in confer
ence except as to the Kern amendment
and free lemons.
Campaign publicity bill agreed on in
Adjourned at 2:41 p. m. until noon
Met at 12:04 p. m.
Recessed at 12:20 until 1 p. m. to
receive wool bill conference report with
a view to adoption Monday.
News of death of Representative
Loudenslager of New Jersey received.
Steel trust committee continued hear
Adjourned at 3 p. m. until Monday
noon out of respect to memory of Rep
45 Bushels to Acre.
Waitsburg, Wash--Taylor Brothers
have finished threshing 800 acres of
wheat that yielded between 45 and 50
bushels to the acre. Wesley Lloyd has
finished 500 acres, 250 in wheat, that
went 46 bushels, and 150 acres of white
winter barley that yielded 55 bushels.
The great concern now with farmers is
getting the grain to warehouses before
Farmers' Association Fails.
Kalispell, Mont.-The Farmers' Pro
tective association, having a capital
ization of more than $200,000 and com
posed of prominent farmers throughout
the county, has passed into the hands
of a receiver.
Killed Two Chinamen.
Hanford, Cal.-Two Chinese were shot
dead and three were seriously wounded
by two unidentified white men in a
farmhouse oceupied*by Chinese, two and
a-half miles west of Hanford.
RITI IN ENGLAND
GREAT CABOM MOVEMENT IS
CAUSE FOlR ALLINGE OUT
LLverpool is, Present Scene of Furious
battles in Streets-Dolice. Unable to
Cope With Mobs-Glasgow Is In Tur
moil-Deep Resentment Manifested at
the Employment. of Military Force.
London.-Great Britain appears- to be
confronted by a grave labor movement,
compared with which the London strike,
just ended, would be a small affair..
Together with the street battles in
Liverpool of a most furious nature and
serious riots at Glasgow comes the news
of meetings oLrailway employes at Liv
erpool, Glasgow, Manchester,. Bristol,
Sheffield. and. other large cities, at which
threats wdremade of a general strike
of all railroad men, transport workers
and dockers,. unless existing disputes
are settled promptly.
In London itself both railway and
streetcar strikes still threaten.. The
men discussed the situation, but have
not taken. active measures for going
out. As in Glasgow, London's tramway
service is run by the municipality..
A serious feature of the situation is
the deep resentment th strikers display
at the employment of the military and
of police from other towns. The social
ist party is doing, its utmost to fan this
resentment. At a meeting, of 2000. rail
road. men. belonging, to the Midland,
Great Central and Metropolitan lines it
was decided, tonight to call a general
strike on all the railroads and tubes in
the London district, next Saturday, un
less grievances were remedied in the
meantime. It is rumored that the Lon
don tramway men also have sent an
ultimatum to the county council.
Fight in Liverpool Streets..
Liverpool.-Serious rioting growing,
out of the seamen's strike took place
Sunday. One policeman, Constable
Cockran, was struck on the head with
a brick and killed,. and many persons
An altercation between a policeman
and strikers at a transport worker's
demonstration in St.. George's hall, start
ed the trouble.. After this disorder had
been quelled and the strikers scattered
they gathered again in the Islington
quarter and resumed their attacks upon
One hundred thousand men were gath
ered in groups about St. George's hall,
listening to speeches by labor agitators,
and the scenes of violence following the
attack upon the police necessitated call
ing out the reserves. When they arriv
ed one party of 15 policemen was sur
rounded and disarmed, the rioters beat.
ing them with their own batons.. Su
perintendent of Police Bolton, who. was
in command, was badly wounded.. He
was taken to a hospital in a serious con
So great was the disorder that the
riot act was read and troops were call
ed out to assist the police. The mob
fought desperately with stocks and
stones. Many policemen and rioters
were injured in the hand-to-hand fight
ing, but the troops and police gradually
dispersed the crowd..
Chicago Aeroplane Meet.
Chicago.-A series of accidents that
put three aeroplanes out of commis
sion without injuring their drivers, to
gether with an overcast sky whieh
threatened to develop into a downpour
of inin at any minute, did not serve
to mar the success of the opening of
the international aviation meet here.
While no records were broken the pum
ber of aviators participating and the
total time spent in the air exceeded the
anticipation even of the flyers.
Montana Bank Robber Caught.
One of the three bandits who held
up the First National bank at Harlem,
Mont., two weeks ago is in custody at
Lewistown. The Harlem town marshal
killed one of the robbers and wounded
his companion. Two days ago a man
suffering from a gunshot wound ap
peared at the office of a Lewistown
physician for treatment. He answered
the description of one of the robbers
and the Harlem bank cashier was noti
fied. He identified the prisoner.
Jap Admiral at West Point.
West Point, N. Y.-The cadets of
the United States military academy
passed in review Saturday before Ad
miral Togo, who arrived here from
New York after a three hours' trip on
board the Mayflower, placed at his dis
posal by President Taft. After care
ful observation of the military acad
emy buildings the admiral and party
took luncheon at the commandant's
Lynched the negro.
C(oatesville, Pa.-Zachariah Walker, a
negro, was- carried on a cot from the
hospital here and burned by a frenzied
mob of inen and boys. The negro, who
had shot and killed Edward Rice, a
special policeman of the Worth Iron
mills, was dragged to the scene of the
shooting, begging piteously for mercy.
He had been arrested by a posse after
a search that had stirred the county.
Chicago.-The formal announcement
of the elevation of Archbishop James
Edward Quigley to the post of cardinal
is being deferred pending th recovery
of Pope Pius X.
DBATH Or C,, V.. WRITE..
One. oil SeaaleS'a Bright- Business Men
Died From Operation..
C. V. White, president and manager:I
of the White Advertising.Bureau, died
at the Seattle general. hospital July 27,.
following an. operation. for appendicitis.
Mr. White was born. 34. years ago in.
Edinburg, Ind.,. and, with his parents,
came to Seattle in 1889. He attended
the public. schools in. this city, includ
ing, the high. school and the Univer
sity of. Washington,.
In 1897 he opened offices as an ad.
vertising: solicitor andi in:. 1902. he in.
corporated the advertising agency
which. bears his name.. HK also had. a
large printing. plant.
BACES AT- FAIR MA' BE LAST;.
M otor Experts Discourage Use of .'rack
for Auto) Speeding,.
Spokane.-An automobile and motor
cycle race program o4f flue or more
events has been, announced' for. Satur
day, October 7, the last day but one'
of the Spokane Interstate fair, This,.
aocordingr to local motorists, will prob.
ably be the last' gasoline race meet' int
Spokane un'til: a milb track is available,
as national; motor organizations frown:
on the use of lialf-mile courses as dan,
U. S. Crop Report.
A dispatch. from Washington says:.
The August crop report of the. United.
States department of agriculture crop
reporting board, issued today, shows
the condition on August. 1, and the
yield per acre, as indicated by the con
dition on that date, of. the principal.
farm crops, with the preliminary esti
mate of the total yield of. winter wheat
and rye,. as follows:
Corn-Condition 69.6 per cent of a.
normral, compared with 80.1 per cent
on July 1.; 79.3 per cent. on August 1,.
1910, and 81.2 per cent the average for
the last 10 years on that date; indi
cated yield per acre, 22.6 bushels, com
pared with 27.4. bushels, the 1910 final
yield, and 27.1 bushels, the average for
the last five years.
Winter Wheat-Preliminary returns
indicate a total. winter wheat yield of
about 455,149,000 bushels, as compared
with 464,044,000 bushels finally esti
mated last year,. and. 450,130,000 bush
els, the average annual. production in.
the last five years. The yield per acre
is about 14.5. bushels, compared with
15.8 bushels in 1910,. and 15.5 bushels
the average for. the last. five years. The
quality is 92.0 per cent, against 92.6.
per cent last year..
Spring Wheat-Condition 59.8 per
cent of a normal, compared with 73.8 -
per cent on July 1; 61.0 per cent in
1910, and 82.3 per cent, the 10-year.
average. Indicated yield per acre, 10.1
bushels, compared with 11.7 bushels in
1910, and 1.3.5 bushels, the average for
the last five years.
All Wheat-Indicated yield per acre,
12.8 bushels, compared with 14.1 bush,
els in 1910 and 14.7 bushels, the five
Oats-Condition 65.7 per cent of a
normal, compared with 68.8 per cent.
on July 1; 81.5 per cent in 1910, and
82.2 per cent,, the 10-year average. Indi
cated yield per pcre, 23.2 bushels, com
pared with 31.9 bushels in 1910 and.
28.4 bushels, the five-year average.
The amount of oats remaining on
farmstAugust 1 is estimated at 64.342,
000 bushels, compared with 63,249,000
bushels on August 1, 1910, and 52,663,
000 bushels, the average amount on
farms August 1 for the last five years.
Barley-Condition 66.2 per cent of a
normal, compared with 72.1 per cent on
July 1; 70.0. per cent in 1910, and 85.1
per cent, the 10-year average. Indi
cated yield per acre, 19.8 bushels, com
pared with 22.4 bushels in 1910, and
24.8 bushels, the five-year average.
Potatoes-Condition 62.3 per cent of
a normal, compared with 76.0 per cent
on July 1; 75.8 per cent in 1910, and
84.8 per cent, the 10-year average. In
dicated yield per acre, 74.4 bushels,
compared with 94.4 bushels in 1910,
and 96.9. bushels,, the five-year average.
Hay-Condition 68.6 per cent of a
normal, compared with 64.9 per cent on
July 1, and 87.1 per cent, the 10-year
average. Indicated yield per acre, 1.14
tons, compared with 1.33. tons in 1910,
and 1.41 tons, the five-year average.
Area. planted, 43,017,000 acres, com
pared with 45,691,000 acres in 1910.
Apples-Cnd~ition 53.9 per cent of a
normal, compared with 57.9 per cent on
July 1; 47.8 per cent in 1910, and 53.0
per cent, the 10-year average.
Winter wheat in wPatern states.
States. Yield, duotion. ity.
Kansas ............. 10.8 53,438,000 92
Nebraska ............ 13.8 56,777,000 9,2
Illinois ......... 16.0 35,568,000 91
Missouri ........ 15.7 34,462,000 93
Washington ...... 27.3 19,820,000 97
California .......... 18.0 16,668,000 95
Oregon ......... 26.2 11,266,000 95.
Texas .......... 9.4 11,665,000 81
Oklahoma .......... 8.0 8,984,000 78
Condition on August 1 by states fol
States. 1911. 1910. ave.
North Dakota................ 60 34 80
Minnesota ................... 61 77 85
South Dakota.............. 31 70 85
Washington ................. 86 62 83
Illinois ........................ 74 84 82
Iowa ......................:......... 68 80 82
Texas ............................ 40 78 73
Kansas ......................... 54 60 75
M issouri ........................ 61 82 78
Nebraska ..................... 64 65 80
Oklahoma ................... 33 * 57 75
Arkansas ..................... 82 85 79
South Dakota......... 75 86 84
SIowa ............................. 68 93 84
Illinois .......................... 68 90 79
Nebraska ..................... 39 78 78
North Dakota................ 58 27 80
South Dakota................. 24 67 90
Kansas ......................... 35 82 68
Fifty Bushels to Acre.
Palouse, Wash.-The biggest yield of
wheat so far reported in this section
is on the Matt Regan farm, four miles
west of town. Mr. Ragan's crop of
red Russian yielded an average of 24
sacks to the acre, weighing out a little
more than 50 bushels. The grain is of