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SHORT ITEMS IJIPPED FROM DAILY PAPER DISPATCHES DURING PAST WEEK. Zeview of Happenings in Both East ern and Western Hemispheres During the Past Week-National, Historical, Political and Personal Events Told in Short Paragraphs. 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 tured here. 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 union building. * 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 civil war. 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 rescued. 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. I ROOSEVELT GREETS TOGO. Japanese Admiral Made the Colonl i Beautiful Present. 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 form. "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 dents gathered. 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 gold. 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. 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. Balloonist Fell. 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 November 20. 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 SHORTEN ROUTE. 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 washed ashore. 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 torn out. 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 merly used. NEWS ITEMS 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 of Whitebird. 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 court. 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 first. 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 munition. WOPS2ING NOTES. 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 leader. 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 referees. Barney Mullin, well known in north. western eities, is scheduled to meet Billy Lauder, claimant to the Canadian lightweight title, at Edmonton on August 16. 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 Yukon. 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 skull. 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 noon. Cotton bill taken up for consider ation. 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 tions. 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 result. Grate doubt of action at this ses ion. Free list bill agreed on in confer ence except as to the Kern amendment and free lemons. Campaign publicity bill agreed on in conference. Adjourned at 2:41 p. m. until noon Monday. House. 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 ings. Adjourned at 3 p. m. until Monday noon out of respect to memory of Rep resentative Loudenslager. 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 rain falls. 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 IHE THOOPS. 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 were injured.. 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 the officers.. 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 dition. 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 residence. 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. Archbishop Quigley. 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, gerous. 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 year average.. 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. Pro- Qual 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 lows: Spring Wheat 10-year States. 1911. 1910. ave. North Dakota................ 60 34 80 Minnesota ................... 61 77 85 South Dakota.............. 31 70 85 Washington ................. 86 62 83 Corn 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 Oats 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 good quality.