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VOL. V., NO. 636. JUNEAU, ALASKA, THURSDAY, AUG. 5, 1915. PRICE TEN CENTS.
- ?T T ? - ? PANAMA MATERIAL FORROAD COMOX. B. C.. Aug. 5.?The steam ship Sinaloa.'bound for the United ( Statsc railroad project at Anchorage. , Alaska, with a capacity cargo of ] equipment which was used in the con- , struclion of the Panama Canal, ar ( rived here yesterday at noon and af- , ter coaling, will proceed north. .The Sinaloa took on her cargo at Colon. The equipment consists of steam shovels, rails, cars and other railroad stoclt. and will be used by Chairman \V. C. Edes, of the Alaska engineering commission. In the con struction of the government railroad to Fairbanks and the coal fields. The Sinaloa is a vessel of 4.539 gross tons burden. She is 416 feet long. She is under charter for the trip, to the United States government. TRADE COMMISSION TO AID 8USINESS IN UNITED STATES WASHINGTON*. Auk. 3.?Plans for constructive service to American business, as well as machinery for en forcing the federal trade commission act and the anti-trust laws, have been provided in thep Ian or organization formally accepted by the federal trade commission. This plan is very largely a creation of Will H. Parry of Seattle. The federal trade commission ' is composed of Joseph E. Davles. Wis consin. chairman; Edward N. Hurley. Illinois, vice chairman; William G. Harris. Georgia; Will H. Parry. Seat tle and George Roblee. New Hasp- ] I shire. The following statement has | been given out. The task of organizing the com mission staff was complicated by the fact that under the federal trade com mission act the bureau of corpora tions. with its staff and functions, was to be ubsorbed by the commission. The fact that important economic and legal investigations were under way by the bureau of corporations at the time of its absorption, which will not be completed for several months, likewise made more difficult the work of planning the new organization with a view to its larger functions. Finds Trained Staff On the other hand the commission found in the staff of the bureau fl body of trained and efficient men. who by reason of education and ex perience. are familiar with many of i the economic and legal problems that have been and will be presented to the commission. The organization has been divided into three departments, each with its chief and each with clearly defined functions and responsibilities. These departments are, first, the adminis trative. of which the secretary of the commission is the chief: the econo mic. of which the chief economist is the head, and the legal, of which the chief counsel Is in charge.. In addi tion to these three departments there are three boards of review, the econ omic board, the law board, and the Joint board of review. The first two boards, obviously, are concerned with the economic and law departments, respectively, but the Joint board of review is a co-ordinating body, com posed of representatives of the econo mic and law boards, and has to do with making matters Involving mixed questions of law and fact. ENTERTAINS BOSTONIANS Mis* Grace E. Webster breakfasted several of the members of the Juven ile Bostonians at her home yesterday. Covers were laid for Doris Canfield. Mabel Gardner. Dixie White. Ina Mitchel and the hostess. AID TO MEET. The Presbyterian Aid Society will meet tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'J clock, at the home of Mrs. J. A. Hel lenthal. 425 Harris street, it was an nounced today. NEW MINING CO. FILES. Articles of incorporation were filed this afternoon at the office of tho Sec retary of Alaska by the Doloml Mining Company of Arizona. The company is represented In 'Alaska by Chas. H. Cosgrove. who has offices in Ketchi kan The directors of the corpora tion. which is capitalized at $100,000, are I.ouis Rarth. J. Clark Sproat. A. B. Thompson, and M. H. Sorrick. SAUNTON RELEASED. John Saunton who was taken tc the Federal jail yesterday on suspicl on of insanity was released thif morning and will return to the Hawi Inlot Cannery where he has beer employed several years. The caus< of his apparent "insanity" has beer djagnosed as a bad case of John Bar leycorn. When ho was arrested. Sauntoi gave his name as "Baritello." ? ??> + + ?+ + + + *+ A + + *4 + WEATHER TODAY 4 ?f Maximum?70. 4 + Minimum?42 4 + CLEAR ! ! 4 r ISLANDER NOT YET LOCATED Dragging for the wreck of the steamsnlp Islander, off the southerly point of Douglas Island, has thus far Failed to reveal the spot where the ressel lies on the floor of Lynn Ca nal. according to W. J. Rogers, ex- J pert diver who has financed Ihe ex-! pedltion. Mr. Rogers was (n Juneau today. Mr. Rogers declares that the drag was made for a distanc./of 200 yards In every direction tram the spot where the Islander *as thought to have sunk. The spat where the Isl ander went dowi, after striking an iceberg on August 15, 1901, is said to have been imown to Henry Finch, a veteran diver, who showed Mr. Rog ers its locattm on the charts. By no means disheartened, Mr. Rogers an nounces h* determination to contin ue the starch for the vessel, having anticipated when the expedition was formed, that the location of the wreck vould be no easy task. GREAr ACTIVITY IN VOSGES REGION ?4? WINNIPEG, Aug. 5.?General Man thwatre of the war the greatest ac tivity is now displayed on the Allies' rijlit wing, especially in the Vosges, wiere the French are using heavy f#rcCs against the German positions. .Vorth of Arras the Germans are ceas S'orth of Arras the Germans are :e?solessly bombarding the positions. they lost to the French, using heavy shells and aerial torpedoes, says* a special communique on recent opera-j tions issued by the war office. German Claim Denied Refuting the German claim of the number of prisoners of the French forces captured the war office an nouncd: "Thi'number of prisoners claimed by tht Germans upproyimately num bers oer reserve losses, including kill ed. woinded and missing." ROOSEVELT FOR GOV. JOHNSON FOR 1916 MASOt CITY. Aug. 5.?W. A. Lip Roosevelt who has returned from the west announces that Governor Hiram Josison. of California, is his candidate tr the Presidency in 1916. ANOTHER fEDERAL RAID IS PLANNED ATLANTIC v'.TY. X. J.. Aug. 5.? President Gtlmbe, of the Federal, Baseball League said yesterday that his circuit was iady to make a new' "raid" on the AiWican and National leagues, for play^t. "We are negotiang with fifteen of the stars in those Ngues, and I think they will sign with'3i" said Gllmore. He declared that ndmoney would be spared to get the bet men available. WHIPPLE SAIhj WEST. KETCHIKAN. Aug. The torpedo boat destroyer Whlppl\ieft yester day for Dutch Harbor, ,o j0in the first division of the PaVic torpedo boat flotilla, whlc left ft the Far Westward, from Sitka, lai week. Lieut. F. D. Pryor Is in pmmand, with Ensign E. F. Robins* and a crew of twenty men. EXHIBIT AWARDS MA!*r. Awards have, been made ft the Alaskan exhibit at the Panaris pa. ciflc Exposition and in a lett4 re ceived last night\Governor Sttotr is requested to ndufy the recl|iits. The granting of iwards is male by number, and wltli the exception y>f the Alaska Roam Commission ,0 names appear on tl^ list A mom <\. tailed report Is exacted in the n?A future. \ Collaborators in tie preparation of the exhibit submitted by Governor J. F. A. Strong who lave been grant ed silver medals are Col. W. P. Rich ardson. C. C. Georgea?i. Gates & Mo rauge, R. V. Sewell. !t- 'iiard M. Ds j vis. Miss M. E. WaAer, Fairbanks Chamber of Comn* e. Cordova I Chamber of CommerA Jessie L. .Mindeleff. George W". lenley, L. F. j Schweckebier and Lots Bates. J mrs. collins'honored. Mrs. W. T. Tolch etinained jt - terday at her home, 1!#ne, in h6r-: or of Mrs. Frank W jpllins, wfeo ' j leaves Friday for San fancisco, tyr ; future home. Her depfftr.- will be generally regretted, as &? was t a : great favorite at Thanil Mr. Col lins, who was chief diaUman for the Alaska Gastineau croany, will 1 be with the engineering flrra of ", Gruff. Bradley and LeBargJn Those present were Mettne* Col 1 j tins. Ward. Tolch. Hurlbd/iSemple. . i Enoch. Jackson, Pullen a>' I.ong, j. Tenney. Watts. Dupuy, ilendee, I.; Frakes. Benson. Stevens, P;wk Holt, Thorp, and the Misses Gall braith and Parr. ? j "All the News All the Ti?a HAYTIEN REBELS CHECKED WASHINGTON, Aug. 5.?The crui ser Eagle shelled the Haytien rebels under command of General Bobo. when they endeavored to enter Cape Haytien today, Admiral Caperton re ported in a dispatch to the State De partment this afternoon. Tho rebels were driven into the woods outside the city the dispatch added. AMERICANS PLANT GUNS IN STREET OF HAITIAN CITY PORT AU PRINCE, Aug. 5?Sooth ing tho unrest that has prevailed In this city for a week, American guns were removed fronq tho ships of the navy and placed in the streets of tho city yesterday. They are proving a factor in re straining the populace from a renewal of the outbreak which resulted in the death of the President, the Governor of the City, the Chief of Police and other citizens. Deadlock Over President. The Haitian Congress is in a dead lock over the election of a President. Several ballots have been taken but no successor to hte dead magistrate has been selected. FLAHERTY AGAIN HEADS KNIGHTS SEATTLE, Aug. 5.?James A. Fla herty of New Haven, Conn., was re elected Supreme Knight when the Knights of Columbus adjourned Its thirty-second session here today. Supreme Secretary William J. McGin ley and Supreme Treasurer D. J. Callahan of Washington, D. C? also were re-elected. John Bonzano, personal representa tive of the Pope, who was delegate to the session, left for Washington and New York last night. The ball given in the Hippodrome was a big success several thousand attending. Pope Blesses Convention. A telegram was received by the convention yesterday from His Holi ness, Pope Benedictus. It confererdj the apostolic benediction on the Knights assembled. BODY OF WOMAN VICTIM IDENTIFIED SEATTLE, Aug. 5?The body of the woman found In Schroitz Park has been positively identified as that of Mrs. Chtarini Manzl, aged about 25 years. She was an Italian, and the belief exists that she was mur dered. Detectives are working on the case. COMMITS SUICIDE. ?+? SEATTLE, Aug. 5.?Arthur G. Tay lor committed suicide here last night. He left a note saying that ill health had caused him to end his life. BIG CHINESE-AMERICAN BANK TO BE BUILT NEW YORK, Aug. 5.?The Chinese commercial mission which visited America has completed arrangements for the flotation of a China-Ameri can bank with a capital of $5,000,000 WAR DESTROYS FRUIT CROPS OF PALESTINE PHILADELPHIA. Pa.. Aug. 5.?A letter received here yesterday from Joffa says the fruitg rowers of Pales tine have lost $30,000,000 as a result of the war. Not only have moving troops destroyed much of the fruit, but the operations on the Black Sea of Marmora have destroyed their us ual markets. DEPOT BANDIT CAUGHT \PAR1S. Aug. 5. ? In teh Western paid, alias Cochran, has been cap tun>d at Grand Rapids. Mich. He Is waited on a charge of robbing tho Chicigo and Northwestern depot and Amettcan Express Company of Grid ley of $2,000. NORTHWESTERN ARRIVES. The steamship Northwestern, of the Alaska Steamship Co., arrived In port at 4:45 this morning, on her way to Anchorage. She had a heavy car go of freight for Juneau and Thane, and was in the harbor until this af ternoon. Passengers for Juneau Included F. F. Criteson, J. F. Meeker. C. F. Ku bin and V. J. Kubln of Trcadwell, A. G. Johnson, Edwin F. Davey, Miss Fannie Walte. Sophie Nlkula and A. Hempel. When the Northwestern sailed ^West she took the following passen gers from Juneau: E. Z. Bowen and Mrs. M. Helrich for Seward: Frank Tascher. Oak Olson. H. L. Faulkner, Hilda Overland, J. M. Hart, Dr. L. S. Keller, S.JH. Mill wee. L. T. Merry and Mrs. H. D. Kinase for Skagway and John S. Copley for Knik. GERMANY WILL PAY EORFRYE WASHINGTON. Aug. 5- Germany's reply to the American note asking in demnification (or the Binklng of tho American merchantman William P. FTye by the converted cruiser Prinz Eltcl Fredericlf was published in the morning papers today. The note refused to conceded that tho sinking of the Fryo was in viola tion of American rights, which this country had Insisted upon. Germany reiterated her Justification for tho act, but promised to pay for the ves sel, providing tho price be fixed by experts from this country and Ger many. ARBITRATION IN BRITISH CASE WASHINGTON, Aug. 5.?There Is some evidence of a trend toward the ultimate submission of the commer cial differences between the United States and Great Britain to a board of international arbitration. President Wilson's reply to the lat est note of the English government, which refused to concede that Eng land's Interference with American shipping was not justifiable, is prac tically ready to bo dispatched to Ambassador Walter H. Page. LATIN STATES TO JOIN U. S. IN MEXICO WASHINGTON. Aug. 5.?Secreta ry of State Robert Lansing and six Latin-American diplomats went into conference today with the end in viow of restoring peace in Mexico. WASHlNGT^fc. Aug. 6.? Latin American countries will join the Unit ed States in the movement to restore order in Mexico. This was the an nouncement that was made here yes terday evening, and one that is wel comed by the State Department. With the United States accepting the assistance of tho South American States, there will be none in Mexico to question the good faith of the American declaration that this coun try does not seek toadd to her Terri torial area through Mexican interven tion of any kind or to secure any special privileges, according to those here who are familiar with the situa tion. For this reason and others it is be lieved that the number of people in Mexico who will welcome increased activity on the part of the United States in tho effort to put down the various revolutionary movements and to restore order will be greatly in creased by the action of the other Western Hemisphere nations. ANGELES WOULD DEPOSE MAYTORENA WOUGLAS, Ariz., Aug. 6.?Gener al Felipe Angeles left last night for Nogales to depose General Jose May torena, a Villa supporter, as governor of Sonora. and expects to become gov ernor of that State, himself. EMPEROR REFUSES TO ACCEPT OKUMA'S RESIGNATION TOKYO. Aug. 5.?The Emperor has refused to accept the resignation of Count Okuma, the premier who rec ently tendered his resignation with that of the other Cabinet members. Yesterday he personally requested Count Okuma to remain at the head of the government. LIMA CONCERN GETS MILLION DOLLAR WAR ORDER IJM, O., Aug. 5.?A million dollar order for heavy motor trucks to be used in Europe, has been received by the Gramm-Bernstein Motor Com pany here. It is understood that tho trucks are to be shipped to the Rus sian government. ? ? ? ? ?> ? + FIRES COST $700. . + ? ??? + + One hundred acres of timber ? * is on fire south of Fort Sc- + + ward, according to a cable re- + + celved from Myron Hlbbard ?:< ?F by the land office this mornlg. ? "We have two parties working * -> there now and another should + + be sent out at once." says the + 4- message, "and unless we can * keep the flres in control they + + will spread rapidly." * ? Over $300 has already been ? * spent on these fltes and a fur'- 4 + ther appropriation of $400 will * ? be made today. * 4* ? 4. A 4. 4. .J. 4. 4. <i> 4. 4. 4. ALLIES j GAIN AT GALLIPOLI LONDON, Aug. 5.?The crest of the ridge of Gallipoli Peninsula was gain od by the British troops yesterday. Their positions in the Dartanielles contest have been greatly improved within the last few days. The land forces have been aided in their advance by the fleets of Great Britain and France. 90,000 TURKS ARE WOUNDED CONSTANTINOPLE, Aug. 5.?A total of 90,000 wounded soldiers have been brought from Gallipoli to Con stantinople. The mosques of the city have been converted into hospitals and all of the available public build ings are filled with wounded. The constant stream of dead and wounded that are brought into the city has caused a feeling of great depression here. BRITISH SUBMARINES ACTIVE British submarine In the Sea of Marmora yesterday sunk two steam ships, a gunboat and a lighter that were lying alongside of the arsenals of Constantinople. GERMANY TRIES TO COERCE ROUMANIA BUCHAREST, Aug. 5.?Germany Is endeavoring to coerce Roumania nnd force the passage of munitions of war through that country Into Turkey. A notice making the demand that the privilege be granted Germany is ex pected to come at any time. SINKING OF GERMAN TRANSPORT CONFIRMED London, Aug. 5. ? An official dis patch from Berlin today confirms the announcement made In Petrograd yesterday that a large German trans port was torpedoed and sunk by a Russian torpedo boat, in the Baltic Sea. No Events in West. PARIS. Aug. C. ? There Is no change In the situation in the West ern theatre of war, the war report to day announced. AUSTRIANS ABANDON ? OFFENSIVE ROME, Aug. 5.?The Austrian of fensive on the Kalian frontier are subsiding. The Italian gains, notwith standing the offensive tactics of the enemy, in the Carso plateau region have forced tho Teutons to resume the defensive. The failure of the Austrlans to make gains have contri buted to a cessation of their attacks. CANADIANS CELEBRATE ANNIVERSARY OF WAR VERNON, B. C.. Aug. 5.?The an niversary of the declaration of war was celebrated here yesterday. More than 4,000 soldiers participated in the celebration. YANKEE LABOR BEING SOUGHT BY ENGLAND CHICAGO. Aug. 5?American work man are being offered $30 a week, for a period not less than a year and transportation both ways, to go to England and work in the munition shops and yards. Agents of the British government have opened several employment agencies. INSURRECTION IN PORTUGAL LISBON, Aug. 5.?Three separate revolutions are in progress in the Portuguese array and rioting contin ues. The army is said by govern ment officials to be completely disor ganized. Dissatisfaction over Portugal's failure to send troops to aid the Al lies, is said to be the cause of the in surrections. AMERICAN EXPORTS BREAKING RECORDS WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. ? During the one year of war the exports of the United States have exceeded ! those of the previous year by $650, 000,000. It is estimated that the in crease for the year 1915-16 will ex-; eeed those of 1914-15 or be even great er figures. Vrey few of the large war j | orders that have been received have; I been filled yet, and the big shipments ! will begin the latter part of the pres i ont month if the ships can be secured j to carry the tonnage. GROOM IS 79; BRIDE IS 73 SEATTLE, Aug. 5.?James M. Kel ton, 79 years old, and Helen L. Hys ome, 73, secured a license here today and were married. ****+******+**** * + ? WARSAW + + ???? * 4* Warsaw Is first mentioned + + In 1224 and after about three + + centuries of successful exist- 4? + once as a manufacturing and * 4- commercial center, It became + 4- the residence of the Dukes of + 4* Mazovia in 1526. In 1550 the 4? 4- city waB made the Royal rest- + ?I- dence and was formally dcslg- 4* 4- natcd the capital of Poland in ? + 1609. + 4? Just a few years after this * 4? honor was conferred upon the - + ? Vistula city. It was captured + 4- by the Swedes in the course 4? + of the Northern war and Its + 4- long history of trouble had + 4- begun. In 1764 the city was + 4> occupied by the Russians who * + successfully withstood a Prus- 4* + slnn siege In 1794 only to turn + 4> and surrender to Suvaroff. 4 4- The next year Warsaw was 4? 4? ceded to Prussia and became a 4 4? popular bone of contention in 4? 4? long oppressed Poland. In 4 ? 1806 the French after captur- 4* 4? Ing the city, made it the capi- 4 4* tal fo their Grand Duchy of 4* 4- Warsaw only to lose it again 4* + to the Russians in 1813. * 4? 1813. Since the last Russian 4> 4? occupation the city has been 4* 4- the scene of continuous in- 4? 4? surrectiong, and perhaps more 4 4- than any other city in Europe 4 4? has been a hotbed of wrangles 4 4* and minor revolutions. 4 4? Germany's newest prize is 4 4- situated on the left bank of 4 4* the Vistula river and Is con- 4 4- nected with its suburb, I'm- 4 4* ga, by three bridges. Man- 4 4* ufacturing has been the chief 4 4* Industry of the city and this 4> 4- interest, together with a well 4 -J- established commerce, have 4 4- won- for the?census -takers a 4 4- population of 506,643 persons. 4* 4? 4-1 <|i' 4? 4?4?4?4?4?4?4>?f>| SANGUINARY FIGHTING CONTINUES AT WARSAW LONDON, Aug. 5.?Telegrams from Petrograd say that sanguinary fighting is proceeding both northeast and southeast of Warsaw. The Russian forces tliat remain at tho PoliBh cap ital continue to hold the Germans in check at that place, though the Ger mans are pouring a fire from more than 200 siege buns into the Russian defences. It is believed here that the German entrance into the city cannot be de layed much longer. The Russian evacuation is in full swing, and it 1b stated that if the Germans can be kept at bay for another day, the Rus sian loss when the city falls will be insignificant when the magnitude of the operations are taken into account. No Mercy For Those Responsible For Lack of Ammunition Petrograd dispatches say that War saw will fall not because the Russian army was dlefeated but because of the failure of the ammunition supply along the line that has battled so vnliantly during the last two weeks between the Baltic provinces and Ga llcia. The feeling at the Russian cap ital is bitter against the officials who are responsible for the failure, and the government has promised that no mercy tfill be shown them when the responsibility shall liavo been placed. Evacuation of Officials Soon The Russian officials at Warsuw are preparing for an early evacuation. Arrangements have already been com pleted whereby United States Consul Hernando De Soto will care for tho Russian interests there afetr the ev acuation. Some of the Russian of ficial establishments havo already been abandoned. GOVERNMENT WILL PROVIDE MERCHANT MARINE FOR U. S. CORNISH, N. H., Aug. 5.? Secre tary of the Treasury William Q. Mc Adoo, before leaving here yesterday with Mrs. McAdoo for their summor home at Northaven, Maine, said that the administration will push meas ures to provide the United States with au adequate merchant marine. "The Democratic party." he said, "is pledg ed the proposition to give the country a merchant marine that will meet its needs, and what the fulfillment of the pledge is receiving earnest consider ation." He predicted that there would be action on the subject by the next Congress. SWEDEN BUYS 100,000 TONS OF AMERICAN COAL ?-t*? PITSBURGH, Pa? Aug. 5.?Swed ish State Railways have purchased 100,000 tons of West Virginia coal. Including the purchases In February, the amount of American coal recent ly sold to the Swedish State Rail ways is 120,000 tons. BAVARIANS PENETRATE DEFENSES OP POLISH CITY DURING NIGHT I ?*? BERLIN, Aug. 5. ? Warsaw, capital of Russian-Poland, fell into the hands of the Germans this morning. Tenacious resistance was made by the Russian troops as Prince Leopold's Bavarian troops, followed by strong de tachments of Austrians and Saxons, hacked their way through both the outer and in ner ring of forts during the night. Covered by an artillery fire that was concentrated at four ^joints on the gates of the city, the Teutonic allies crowned their triumph by entering the city at 8 o'clock this morning. As the conquerors entered the Polish capital the Russian garri son retired over the three bridg es spanning the Vistula river, to the Eastern suburb of Paga, after offering brief resistance. From Praga the Russians are retreating along the railway, leading to Novo-Mnish and over the plain of the Northern rail way, keeping touch with its right wing, which rests on the Novo Georgiesk line. Entrance to the city was made over the Kolish Radom road. The last line of defenses was charged by the Bavarians at 6 o'clock this morning and the Russians left hundreds of their dead, in their wake. RUSSIAN ARMY IS IN DANGER LONDON, Aug. 5.?The fall of Warsaw was confirmed in re ports which reached London from the four points of the com pass today. The evacuation of the Rus sian city had been considered so certain in London that today the vast turning movement of the German troops north of Warsaw excited the concern of the entente of allies. London military critics fear that the evacuation of Warsaw by the Russians was too late to save the armies of the Grand Duke Nicholas from grave dis aster, which would be inevitable if Field Marshal von Hinden burg should get astride of the Warsaw-Petrograd railway. In the north the Russians are defending the line along the Ek au river, east of Mitau, which was captured by the Germans Monday. Strong German forces are on the march forty miles south of Riga. GERMANS ARE SHY ON COTTON ROTTERDAM, Aug. 5.^- Germans have begun to use flax as a substi tute for cotton in Bomc of their mu nitions factories. All of the stocks of cotton, includ ing underclothing, shirts and other wearing apparel, have been inventor ied, and the merchants, manufactur ers, Jobbers, and others who hold them have been notified not to sell them, but to hold them 'subject to the order of the military authorities. "SACRIFICED TO POLITICS" IS ON BECKER'S CASKET 4 NEW YORK, Aug. 5. ? With the first casket plate removed, the re mains of Former Police Lieut. Chas. Becker were buried in Woodlawn Cemetery Monday. The funeral was held in St. Nicholas church. On one of the floral pieces was the lettering: | "Sacrificed to Politics." The plate objected to had read: "Murdered by Governor Whitman." CANADA'S WHEAT CROP BREAKS ALL RECORDS WINNIPEG. Aug. 3.?General Man ager MacLeod, of the Canadian Nor thern says: "The wheat crop is un paralleled in Candndian history. I predict 250,000,000. bushels for west ern Canada."