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LONDON, Aug. 5 (10:15 p. m.).—
The Germans are in possession of Warsaw, capital of Poland and the third largest city in the Russian em pire. Bavarian troops entered the city this morning, having taken suc cessively the Blonie lines and the outer and inner fortresses of the city itself, the Russians lighting only rear-4 guard actions to allow their main army to make its escape. While to the Bavarians, commanded by Prince Leopold, has fallen the honor o( taking over Warsaw in the name of the German emperor and his consort, who are expected to make a state entry within a few days, the real conquerors are the troops fight ing under Field Marshal von 1 linden burg, along the Narew river to the northeast; the Austro-Germans, who crossed the Vistula to the south of the city, and the armies ot the Aus trian Archduke Joseph Ferdinand, and the German field marshal, von Mack ensen, which are advancing north ward between the Vistula and Bug rivers. The Russians are fighting desper ately and stubbornly to check the progress of these four armies and have gained several successes, in flicting heavy losses on their pur suers; but they are being steadily pressed back, which made the longer occupation of the Warsaw salient a hazardous undertaking. Even now', although the steadiness of the Russian troops and their fierce counter-attacks have gained much valuable time for them, it is prob lematical whether the whole Russian prmy will succeed in reaching the r.ew positions chosen by it, or wheth er, if it should get there, it will not find those positions turned by the Austrians, who have crossed the Bug southeast of Chelm and the Germans under Generals von Scholz and von Witze, who have crossed the Narew'. At the northeastern end of the line the Russian communications arc threatened further by General von Buelow, who is advancing toward Dvinsk on the Vilna-Petrograd rail way. Indeed, the Austro-Germans have set three traps to catch the Rus sian army. None of them was sprung, but one was so near to closing that Grand Duke Nicholas was forced to evacuate Warsaw and now is fighting with all his might to prevent the others from cutting off his retreat. Thus far, he seemingly has been successful, for although the Germans claim the capture of a large number of prisoners, the aggregate is small when compared to the immense forces engaged. In addition, the Russian guns apparently are well on their way to the rear. From refugees vs'ho left Warsaw gome days ago and have arrived at Moscow', it 1ms been learned that Warsaw, even at that early date, had been denuded of virtually everything that might be useful to the Teutons. Factories had been stripped of their machinery and all war stores moved into the interior of Russia, and the government of the eity left to the Polish population. The Russians also are preparing to evacuate Riga, the port on the gulf of that name in the north. The ar rival of the Germans in miles south of that city already has been the cause of the civilian population de parting. While expressing full confidence in the future, the British military critics make no attempt to belittle the achievements of the Teutons or the effect their success is likely to have in the near east and the west. Since early in May, when they started their great counter offensive in w'estern Galicia against the Russians, who were debouching through the Car pathians on to the plains of Hungary, the troops of the Germanic powers had cleared the Russians out of Galicia with the exception of a nar row strip of territory in the south west, have recaptured Przemysl and Lemberg, taken Lublin, Chelm and Warsaw, and are in military occupa tion of virtually the whole of Poland. What their next move will be is a Seeits Purity! 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The Germans also have had local successes in the west, recapturing on the crest of the line in the Vosges a portion of the trenches which the French took from them some time ago. Prince Leopold Issues a Proclamation Upon Entering the City. LONDON, Aug. 10 (4:50 p. in,).-—A proclamation issued by Prince Leo pold of Bavaria lo the inhabitants of Warsaw is textuall.v reproduced in the Cologne Gazette from the Lodzer Zeitung of Lodz, Poland, according to the Amsterdam correspondent of Reuter's news agency, who transmits it as follows: "Inhabitants of Warsaw: "Yourcity is in German hands, but we wage war only against hostile troops, not against peaceful citizens. Peace and order shall be preserved and rights protected. "I expect the citizens of Warsaw to undertake no hostile action, to trust German sense of justice and obey the instructions of German com manders. It has, however, come to tlie knowledge of the German mili tary commanders that the enemy has prepared attacks against the safety of our troops in Warsaw. Therefore, I am compelled to take as hostages leaders and most prominent citizens of the town, who will he pledged for the security of our troops. "With you it rests to protect the lives of those fellow citizens of yours. It is the duty of anyone who lias any knowledge of a design to make at tacks of any kind promptly lo notify the German authorities, in the inter est of his fellow citizens br well as the peace and safety of Warsaw. Who ever is guilty of negligence in this respect or gives assistance to attacks must expect to pay the death pen alty." REV. REMINGTON IS IN THE CITY First Pastor of Local Baptist Church Is Visiting His Many Fronds in City of Lewistown. Rev. William Remington, founder of the Baptist church in Lewistown and the first pastor here for that denomin ation, is in the city on a brief visit with his many friends, and members of his former congregation. He will remain over to attend the reception this evening in honor of Rev. and Mrs. H. P. Crego of the Baptist church. Rev. Remington has been located at Belt, and although s:t years of age lias still he doing active service for his church. He will leave soon for Cali fornia, to visit a son. ENJOYING OUTING. Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stout, son Cole man, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Mettler, Mrs. Edward Brassey, Mrs. J. T. Wunderlin, Miss Nioma Charters, Miss Ida Shaw, R. N. Zahniser, Forest Charters, Lloyd Raw and little Allen Briscoe comprised a party of Lewis town people that enjoyed several days' outing on Fla (willow, near the N-Bar, returned to "Lewistown Mon day. They expected to make a big catch at trout fishing in Flatwillow, but the creek was high and muddy, making fishing unfavorable. Never theless, the camping out was enjoyed. TO BOILD A SEPARATE POWER LINE Manager Simonson Has a Force of Men at Work Making Further Improvements Locally. - f Tlie Montana Power company of this city now lias a crew of men at work installing a separate circuit in the business district for power. This circuit will he entirely distinct from the lighting circuit. Considerable work and expenditure is involved in making tilts improve ment. and it will be about three weeks before the task is completed. WINNETT LOOKING FINE. Threshing will start near Winnett next week and the harvest is in pro gress in every direction from that grains^oa^Tco™ a'd^Bolher ^ are loking very fine, and the yield will be heavy. Winnett had no hail of any kind this season. In fact residents : there claim that a damaging hail| storm is unknown there. The town | itself is enjoying a fair measure of j prosperity and needs but the coming, of the railroad to enter on a real building boom and rapid growth, as the tributary country is resourceful. A BIG CATCH. Fid Strickland Monday caught a 15-pound trout in pring creek, at the Myers ranch, just south of the city. The fish measured 38 Inches in | length and is a beauty. The big trout will be placed in the Empire aquarium today. This is the biggest catch of the year In Fergus county. Mr. trlckland, who Is an expert angler, used a min now as bait. OF MS 00 CONTEST MISS ALICE KINZEL AND MISSiNO MARY FOGARTY TO GO TO I EXPOSITIONS. TOTAL VOTE NEARLY 1,500,000 The big Paramount-Judith theater contest, came to an end Sunday night, the count of votes showing that Miss Alice Kinzel and Miss Mary Fogarty were the winners. The young ladies will therefore make the trip to the two California expositions and be the guests of tlie Paramount company at its Los Angeles studio. At 10 o'clock the laRt votes were deposited in Hie big barrel, which was then carried back on the stage and the judges, H. J. Kelly, V. I. Cross, Dr. A, W. Deal, J. E. Krcigh and Her bert Linn entered upon their big job of counting. This work was quickly systemitized and the progress made was rapid, after the. ballots had been separated by candidates. The Vote. It was along toward midnight when the count was completed and it show ed the following result: Miss Alice Kinzel 291,025 Miss Mary Fogarty Miss Maude Phillips 205,000 Miss Vivian Slater ...... 191,270 Miss Stella Hudson 118,890 Miss Margaret Foreman 104,525 Miss Helen Pick ...............103,5n0 Miss Ellen Larson.........102,05: Miss Kate Montague ............... 57,970 Miss Ruby Kane ..................... 37,700 255,600 | FIG FI IN NORTHWESTERN CORNER OF FERGUS STOCKMAN REIGNS SUPREME AND SOLITARY. MYERS HERE FROM DISTANT RANCH Mr. and Mrs. Lou Myers have just arrived in the city after a 120-mile overland trip from their ranch on Soda creek, 30 miles southeast of Wilder, and near the mouth of the Mussel shell. It will strike some people with no little surprise to learn that Fergus county is so large that one can leave Lewistown, tlie county seat, quite cen trally located, and travel that distance in the same general direction and still be within the county confines. Mr. Myers is raising cattle. He 1 b in a typical grazing country, and that the west of the old days is still a real ity in that section is indicated by the fact that the nearest neighbor off the Myers' is eight miles distant. One can travel along the road leading to the ranch a distance of over 20 miles without passing a house. The homesteader lias not invaded this region along the breaks of the Musselshell, and the chances are that he never will, as the land is fit only for grazing, being exceedingly cut up and rough. But it is ideal for stock raising, as the bad lands furnish shelter for the cattle, and good, nutritive grass is found in abounding quantities. Mr. and Mrs. Myers will remain here for a few days, buying supplies and visiting friends, when they will start out on their long trek to the ranch. MONTANA GETS A GRAND OFFICER Grand Aerie of Eagles Elects New Officers in the Convention at Spokane. SPOKANE, Wash.. Aug. 5.—The new administration to conduct the affairs of tlie grand erie, Fraternal Order of Eagles, was elected here today. Those named are: William L. Gray son, Savannah, Ga„ grand worthy pres ident; Rex B. Goodsell. San Francisco, grand wortiiy vice president; E. Weed. Helena, grand worthy chaplain; ! J. S. Perry, Kansas City, Mo., grand | secretary; Frederick Hughes, Yonkers, N. Y„ grand treasurer; John L. Len ny, Chester, Pa., grand wortiiy conduc tor. There were no contests for these offices. Charles T. Laird of Massachusetts, won in a sharp fight for grand inside, guard over E. S. H. Winn of British Columbia. A. B. Duncan, St. Joseph, Mo.; Manson Reiff. Marion, lnd.; Frank Mullen, Seattle, and Victor T. Pierrelee of Ashland, Wis„ were named trustees. Savannah, Ga., won over Minneapo •If. Minn " and Sc . ran 1 t " n ' crai„i°aerie 1 place of holding the 1916 grand, aerie. Tonight the delegates united in a rit ualistic street parade. l MRS. R. A. HARLOW IS INJURED ! ~ 7" ' _ . _____ Horse Falls With Her in Going Over Rough Ground—Dr. Attix Called In. „ . Mrs. R. A. Harlow wah pal " , " ly '| but not seriously, injured Wednesdaj '"hnrrtTorS^ing a,"t^l J>* " Xofe. She was KO , ng over a rougll pit of ground when the horse stumbled and fell with her Mrs Harlow rolling over a steep b ank Dr. F. F. Attix was called out tQ atte>d ber ' an d found her suffering (rom numero us bruises, some of them being quite severe. R 0 ma, which declares the pontiff is | resolved to use every means within his power to bring about the desired POPE'S NEW APPEAL. ROME, Aug. 10 (Via Paris, Aug. 11, 3:50 a. m.).—Pope Benedict has de termined to make a new appeal for peace, according to the newspaper result He will ask the help of the episcopate, and the newspaper as serts, is even considering the convo cation of a universal council of the church at Rome. WO THE MANY APPEALS TO DEPARTMENT WASHINGTON, Aug. 5. State dc partment officials virtually have de-|now eided they are powerless to securo re-j REMEDY FOR LETTERS AND, CABLE MESSAGES SUBJECT- j ED TO IT. j lief from the rigid censorship to which American mail and cable mes sages passing through the belligerent countries of Europe are subjected. American citizens and business firms at home and abroad have filed many complaints, but investigation has con vinced the department that no treaties can he cited in a protest. Appeals from business houses, which declared impairment of the cable serv ice through censorship lias been a serious embarrassment to them finan cially, moved the .department, to begin informally negotiations for mitigation early in the war. Secretary Ionising said today that while the efforts were being continued, virtually nothing had come of them. Business men who have gone abroad to straighten tangled commer ,.j a i a |f a j rai are among those who have omplalned against censorships of mail j passing through England on tlie way'' from one of the neutral countries to another. Under postal conventions be tween the United States and Great Britain, the latter lias agreed lo han dle in transit without molestation, closed pouch mail, or mail destined to other countries via England. State department officials have about reach ed the conclusion that these conven tions have not tlie force of treaties, since they are framed and signed by the postal authorities of the respec tive countries and not tlie state de partment and foreign office. GOETHALS TO QUIT NOVENIOER 1 Governor of the Panama Canal Zone Has Named the Date His Resig nation to Take Effect. NEW YORK, Aug. 9.—The date of General Goctlial's resignation as' giv ernor of tlie Panama canal zone has been designated as November 1. in his formal resignation, sent to Wash ton, according to an announcement made by him upon his arrival here to day from Cristobal. General Goetlials is surrendering his oliicfc because he belieies his work at Panama is done and tne canal is oper ating satisfactory. He has spent seven years in Panama. Although he will no longer be connected with the canal zone's affairs as governor, should his resigns, 'on be accept 3d, he said today that lie would retain his commission in the army. FLATHEAD LAND SALE. KALISPELL, Aug. 8.—By direction of Secretary Lane, tlie government will conduct tlie following sales ol' lands within tlie former Flathear In dian reservation, Montana, for the benefit of the Flathead Indians: Approximately 80,000 acres of land will be offered for sale, classified as agricultural land of the first class ag-l rku umr ind ttt' the second class'ami ricultural land ©t the second class a " a grazing land. It will be sold to the highest bidders, in tracts embracing | 160 acres each, or less, tor cash at,: not iess than its appraised vaue. Most of the appraisements are $1.2,. L and $1.50 per acre, the highest a M praisements range up to $, per acre A portion of the land will bs.ottered for bale at Kalispell, Montana, and f a| portion ot the land will be ottered for portion at Missoula i gust lb and 23, 1915. respectivelj. gust Bids may be made in person or by agent, but will not lie received through the mail, and no person will be permitted to purchase more than 640 acres in his individual right. A person may purchase that quantity for himself and may also purchase a like amount as agent for each per son from whom lie has a properly exe I).________ burned ov... lan(1 wil) alB -* - -sLsffi z be offered for sale the l.tehou bidden K M*. a ZTS v".ao -r"" 11 ' j appraisements do not exceed $1 perl care. If tlie purchase price is $50. orj less, it may lie paid in cash at the time ()f aale | mt if mo re than $50. part _ 1 mU8t pav one ha,f of ,he remainder in j' year aIld tUe other half in two s m (he dat0 of sale 1>art ■ l this land will be offered for sale at ! gust 18 and 25, me, respectively. Bids may be made in person or by agent, but will not he received through the ma j^ and any pers0 n may purchase any number Q f acre s for whicli he or hig agent , 8 the highest bidder. Powers of attorney will not be required 0 f persons who purchase this land as , f The suDerintendent « "'hers. The superintendent ZJuZV TSized be conducted, is autl any and all bids which in his opinion are less than the actual value of the lands The government will not require purchasers to furnish information as to the character or condition of the lands. Schedules giving the legal de scriptions and the classifications and appraisements of the lands will be printed as soon as possible. No other information as to the charatcer or con dition of the lands will he furnished by the government. Copies of the schedules will probably be available about August 1, 1915. Any person who is interested can obtain one of these schedules as soon as they are ready by making application therefor to tlie register and receiver of the United States land office at either aKlispell or at Missoula, Mont. HANSON BOOSTS FOR THE 010 MEETiPRICE There is much speculation as to. de-|now many Elks will be in Lewistown'cleaned during the coming state convention. which opens Monday, August 16. The Fllks are known to be good spenders, j and with the attractions that are of fered to draw them Lewistownward, j there is little doubt, hut a vast num-j her of them will flock to this city and j ively. I SECRETARY PETERSON ESTI MATES THE NUMBER COMING HERE AT OVER 1,000. help make tilings lively Secretary I. It. Peterson of tlie lo-' cal lodge, who is busy looking after! his various duties, estimated yester- \ day to the Democrat-News that over) 1,000 Elks and their ladies would ho I here for this occasion. All (he big! cities will furnish their quota. i Butte will probably send the largest i delegation, about. 250. Great Falls will come with dose to that number.! lie well represented The Great Falls drum corps will come with the delegation from that city, while tlie Capital City band of Helena, the A. C. M. band of Butte and Anaconda, and the famous cow boy iiand of Miles City will serve to enliven the occasion. ZJSZiVfXS | be in all these crowds. Helena is] coming with over 100, it is predicted.) Billings, Missoula, Livingston, Boze-i j man Anaconda and other cities will j Keeps on Boosting. Mr. Hanson, who is getting up the Elks' directory, is boosting all over tlie slate for the coming state con vent ion. His latest is herewith pre-i seated, as culled from the Kalispell I inter-Lake: " ' Charles R. Hanson, who came here from Lewistown in the interests of a Montana state Elks' directory he is compiling, brings news of the state convention to be held in that city on August 16 and 17. in an in terview, Mr. Hanson said: "A hearty welcome is extended to all Elks and friends to visit and help mate merry. Interesting amusement features have been arranged, which will include a prize parade, open air cabaret on a large scale, public banquet, baseball games between visiting teams, and a street dance, for which several blocks will he set aside, and the bitulithic j pavements waxed to the efficiency ot i an indoor dancing pavilion. At least : five bauds will be on hand, as well as tlie Great Falls lodge life and drum] carps. A number of lodges have »lg-| uilied their intention of visiting in a body and will have special train service, reduced fares being in effect ail over tlie state, it is said that a most interesting boxing exhibition has been arranged for by local promoters, and Dillon against McCarthy, ot Mon tana fame, will be the chief drawing card. No doubt a large delegation will go from here, as a number have signified such intentions, notwith standing that this is one of the most remote Elk cities in the state, in dis tance from this year's convention city. State State Directory. " UelaUve to tlie directory, nothing of ,ho kind is in existence, and as there are over 7,000 members in the statej num bered among 15 lodges, tlie ] puhli( , at ion is meeting with favor, as j have more than state-wide cir reaching over 80,000 mem a , one _ u wi „ be arrange d in sections . For instance, Kalispell , p 0 E wil l have Kte of InBtititton. past and pres officers, roster of entire member and M emoriam.' This will be followed by several pages of mat nitv v iHn. r this is a larger city and has a greater ter descriptive of the city and vicin ity that Mr. Bernard, secretary of your chamber of commerce, lias kind ly consented to give me, and which I will he glad to insert with my compli ments to tlie local lodge. This will in turn he followed by the Kalispell business and professional section, for which a charge is made for cards, this feature making the state publication and reproaenfllon. I beve "*»« ' . «-o,.c hearty .»• port commensurate with my expecta tions. i am glad I shall remain here a few days, as this is the first city j' a j I have visited that has plenty of green trees, lawns and a profusion of Lord' Roberts making my time theirs, ind introducing me to a number of prominent and pleasant people, among tlie Elks and business public. I shall country, and have no hesitancy in say ing right now, that this will be flower spot of my state tour, in more ways than one ------O ......... ..... ...... ...» ...» i VARIETY STORE WILL OPEN SOON inim. 11 w 1 win. niui. wim ' H. P. Imusiund and Charles E. Brown Are the Principal Men Inter ested in New Venture. A large stock of goods has already arrived for the Variety store, which, as its name indicates, will handle a wide variety of merchandise. While the store will be primarily along the lines of a 5 and 10 cent store a wide variety of articles at varying prices will be kept in stock, for the patrons of the house. Charles E. Brown and Herbert P. Imusiund, two well known local men, are the prime movers of the venture. Both men are widely and favorably known and their connection with the business bespeaks for it a splendid success. CLEANS UP THE PAID WAS UNDER 26 CENTS The local wool market was at last up Friday, when Jack jStressenger, for Jeremiah Williams & Co., of Boston, bought what are known as the Fergus clips, comprising, the clips of the Fergus Land and Live-] stock company, W. H. Fergus & Sons,! Maury Bros, and G. A. Gilpatrick, aK-1 gregating about 150,000 pounds. Tlie parties to the transaction decided to l ALL OF FERGUS COUNTY'S WOOL CLIPS ARE PURCHASED BY j JACK STRESSENGER. | keep the terms private. It is known that the wool brought a good price, which was something under 26 cents, The only unsold clips now are those I of Samual Phillips, Swen Holland and F. O v Lyons, and these will be shipped i immediately to the Chicago wool ware i house on commission, O STILL IS A BALANCE ON HAND FOR NEXT YEAR. Charles A. Burdick, secretary and treasurer of the Judith Basin Farmers' Picnic association, lias completed his report of tlie receipts and disburse ments in connection with the annual picnic, held at the experiment station July 23. The statement follows: Receipts, individual memberships sold at the Ka tes .................................$528.00 Concession privileges, lunch, ice crea m and soft drinks, 10 per FINANCIAL STATEMENT OF TUC I ACT CADMEDG' PIPUIP I lit LHul fnllllltnu iluNIO ---- vVITM ALL BILLS PAID, THERE cent of gross receipts.............. 38.20 Two novelty racks ........................ 10.00 One dart shooting gallery ........ 5.00 State bonk of Windham .............. 5.00 Benchland State bank .................. 5.00 First Nat'l bank of Hobson.......... 5.00 Fergus County States bank, Hobson ...................... 5.00 Moccasin State bank .................. 5.00 Brown Land Co., Hobson .......... 5.00 State hank of Moore .................... 5.00 Wright Land & Investment Co., Lewistown Nat'l bank, Lewistown...... 5.00 y a nk of Fergus Co., Lewistown 5.00 - Total receipts, all sources... $631.20 Disbursements, y a „ di 25 pieces and director Meals for hand ........................ ] g por ts, purs es ........................... j jj ;l |] game ................................... j Baseballs .........................."•....... m ce , labor on booth Moccasin Dispatch, printing Postage ......................................... Judith Basin Star, printing ....... Moccasin Mer. Co., potatoes..... Howard Jones, draying John Zwack, labor on grounds... B. Carnahan, labor on grounds _ j u as j n Bbr. Co., lumber damage j Montana Lumber Co., lumber f or ticket booth ........................ Auto hire, securing canvas........ secretary's salary ....................... L ewislown Democrat, printing., Great Kails Tribune, printing - ] i,,i., 11( | Umpire printing .............. j Fergus County Argus, printing.. $ 221.00 15.00 48.75 75.00 5.00 3.00 15.00 3.50 . 11.55 1.00 . 13.00 3.00 3.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 50.00 3.80 5.40 1.75 3.60 Total disbursements ..$497.35 Total receipts, all sources $631.20 Total disbursements, all known accounts paid ............................ 497.3: Balance 1914 fund on deposit. $133.85 Balance 1914 fund on deposit ... 9.00 Total balance on deposit $142.85 Respectfully submitted this fifth day of August. 1915. CHARLES A. BURDICK, Secretary-Treasurer. MICHAEL YOONG, WELL-KNOWN OLD-TIMER, DIES AT CILT EDGE HE WAS IN MAIDEN IN THE EARLY DAYS OF THAT CAMP—THE FUNERAL TOMORROW. Michael M. Young, a pioneer resi dent of tlie county, died Saturday morning at Gill Edge, where lie had resided ever since the town was The funeral took place about 51 years hen'that camp worked for a He conducted a livery stable in Gilt Edge for many years and also owned a ranch nbout a mile from town. The decedent was highly thought of nv Jii wuo came in cause cm the,His wife survives him. BOZEMAN'S BUSY TIME. Bozeman will be almost as busy en jtertaining visitors as Lewistown dur i ing the latter part of next week. On August 19, 20 and 21 inclusive that ' city wU1 open its portals to the State Automobile association, the Montana Associan of Commercial clubs, the Montana Highway Commission and the Montana Good Roads Congress. Sec retary Rhoades of the Gallatin Cham ber of Commerce has sent a cordial invitation to the members of the Lew istown club and their officers to be present on these days. The program for the three days are elaborate and promise several interesting sessions. HOME FROM COAST. B. M. Bean, a well known resident of Valentine was in Lewistown Satur day on his way home after a vaca tion trip which included points on the coast, from Vancouver, B. C., to Mexi co, also the Yosemite valley, the Grand canyon and an ascent of Pike's peak. He states very emphatically, however, that no place that he saw could come up to the Judith basin. ESTIIUTED ^"ding t«*Gove?T' merit's Report. 1 „ _________ b |]]j on bushels of corn, one and a lla]f billion bushels of oats and a bjuion bushels of wheat are in pros j, ec t for this year's American harvest. Kecord crops of rye, white and sweet potatoes, tobacco, rice am WASHINGTON, Aug. 9. — Three potatoes, tobacco, rice and hay also are predicted for the farmers, who have planted 310,546,000.. acres, or 10,000,000 acres more than last year, to their principal products. Tlie wheat crop, the greatest ever grown in any country, will be worth, more than $1,000,000,000. while the corn crop's value may reach $2,500, 000 , 000 . , . Estimates of the principal crops an nounced today by tlie department of agriculture, based on conditions of August 1, show that all cops will be greater than last year. Interest cen tered on wheat and corn. Both showed improvement over July con ditions, though excessive rains and cold .weather in the central states interfered with the spring wheat. Oats also suffered in these states, but in other sections the Improvement more than offset this. Corn prospectp increased almost. 100.000. 000 bushels, the principal gains being: Illinois, 30,000,000 bushels; Kansas, 24,000,000; Okla homa, 20,000,000; Nebraska. 15,000, 000; Iowa, 14,000,000 and Texas, 10 . 000 . 000 . Kansas showed a lott of 12,000,000 bushels in winter wheat; Oklahoma, 6.000. 000; Nebraska, 4,000,000 and Missouri, 3,000,000, while Ohio and In diana showed an increase of 3,000,000 bushels each. White potatoes promise to exceed their former record production by 103.000. 000 bushels and sweet potatoes by 4,000,000 bushels. Other increases over record crops indicated include: Tobacco, 28,000,000 pounds; flax, 4, 200,000 bushels; hay, 2,400,000 tons; and rye, 1,300,000 bushels. Corn pros pects fell 206,0000,000 bushels and cats 16,000,000 bushels below the records. The governments August grain re port, issued today, estimates tlie pro duction of the country's leading crops as follows (in millions; that Is, mil lions omitted): Winter wheat, 659; spring wheat, 307; all wheat, 966; corn, 2,918; oats, 1,402; barley, 217; rye, 44; buckwheat, 18; white potatoes, 431; sweet pota toes, 63; tobacco, 1,083 pounds; flax, 18; rice, 30; hay, 75 tons; apples, 205; peaches, 60. Other details of the various crops follow: Winter wheat, acre yield, 16.4; spring wheat, condition, 93.4; yield, 16.0; all wheat yield, 16.3. Corn condition, 79.5; yield, 26.7. Oats condition. 41.6; yield, 34.9. Oats remaining on farms, August 1, 5.567.000. Barley condition, 93.8; yield, 29.4. Rye acreage, 2,594,000: yield, 17.0. Buckwheat acreage, 800,000; condF tion. 92.6; yield, 22.1. White potatoes condition, 92.0; yield, 115.4. Sweet potatoes condition, 85.5; yield, 95.1. Tobacco condition, 79.7; yield, 822.1. Flax condition, 91.2; yield, 9.5. Rice condition, 90.0; yield, 35.2. Hay acreage, 50,907,000; condition, 89.01; yield, 10.47. Apples condition, 61.75. Peaches condition, 72.3. Details for states' present jiroduc tion of winter wliesft in thousands (,000) onnnited), follow: Acre 1915 Fore 1914 Pro States. Yield. cast. duction. Iowa ............ . 21.5 11,400 11,016 Nebraska ... 19.3 69,500 64,172 Kansas ....... 14.0 118,600 167,300 Montana ..... . 25.0 16,200 11,603 Idaho ......... .. 27.5 10,400 9,322 Washington .. 27.7 31,200 25,440 Oregon ....... .. 21.0 14,000 13,684 MILWADKEE DEPOT GROUNDS MAKE A FINE APPEARANCE CONDUCTOR DRAKE, FROM GREAT FALLS, TAKES NEW RUN TO GRASS RANGE. That the Milwaukee passenger sta tion at Lewistown shall make the best appearance of any along the line, is the intention of Dan Bean, into whoso charge the grounds surrounding the station have been placed. The sod ded bank, just on the other side of the island platform, looks now just as well as if its grass naii been plant ed rather Ilian grafted on in squares borrowed from a grass plot, some two miles away. Yesterday the final im provement on this grass hank appear ed in the shape of nine huge white cement letters, whfeh, lying flat on the side of this green slope, spell "Lewistown." MOVES FROM GREAT FALLS. Conductor J. W. Drake has moved with his family from Great F'alls, and will make h!n headquarters in Lewis town. Conductor Drake has been as signed the Grpss Range run, he former ly having trains 116 and 117, between Lewistown and Great F'alls, on the Mil waukee. STEAMSHIP AGENT. F. J. Stapleton, traveling represen tative of the Pacific Coast Steamship company, was in town on company business Friday. STATE FAIR "AD." A number of light paper hats, adver tising the Montana state fair, were sent to the Chamber of Commerce of fice a day or two ago for distribution. They were so popular that everyone who came in as long as they lasted, helped himself, and it wakn't long be fore they were walking about in num erous directions.