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DRAIN TILE Fcr prices and Informationwrit® Morty Clay Products Co OTTUMWA, IOWA Tri-Weekly Courier CHANGING ADDRESSES. Subscribers wishing their address changed will please give the name of ths postoffice to which tho paper has been cent as well as the postoffice whe^e they desire it to bo changed to. Miss Margaret Peters, 201 West Woodland avenue, and Miss Laura Bmith, 308 Gara street, leave Friday evening for Bay View, Mich., Mackinac Island and other points of the Great Lakes. Mrs. Homer Cresap, 321 North Washington street, and Mrs. E. N. Jordon of Mt. Pleasant have left for Denver, Colo., for a month's visit. Mrs. Margaret Johnson and daugh ter Miss Mary, 125 North Washing ton street, have left for Sioux Falls, 8. D., to visit with relatives. Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Byrne and chil dren, 431 East Fourth street, have left for Denver for an extended visit. Mrs. T. J. Martz of Chariton has re turned home after visiting her son, Guy Martz, 326 North Hancock street. Ben Price of Canton, Ohio, Is visit ing at the home of Mrs. C. C. Knipe, 714 West Second street Jttiss Pauline Russell of Keosauqua has returned home after visiting at the home of Mrs. M. E. Russell, 309 West Division street. Mrs. J. H. Thomas and children of McAlister, Okla., have left for Mystic after visiting at the home of A. Rob ertson, 1201 North Green street. She was accompanied by Miss Magdeline Ro belt son. Miss Elsie Stroud of Hedrick has re turned home after visiting at the home of H. C. Ruby, 414 East Finley avenue. Miss Clara Shilling of Pratt, Kas., hafe returned home after visiting at the home of Mrs. A. E. Eckers, 120 North Cherry street. Mrs. W. L. Rubert and son, Roy, of Omaha^ Neb., have returned home after visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Skinner, 728 West Mill street. They were accompanied home by Miss Mayme Doran, 817 North Court street. Miss Mae Douglas of Davenport who came to Ottumwa to attend the funeral of Miss Mary Sullivan Wednesday, Is visiting her aunt, Mrs. Mary Murphy, 1013 West Mechanic street. $Ii6S Mildred Tatten and Miss Mabel Marsh of Washington, are visiting Miss Hattie Wolf, 101 North Willard street. R. W. Funk and family have return ed from an extended visit with rela tives in Denver. Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Harker of Hope, Ind., arrived this morning for a ft/ riait with Mr. and Mrs. A. Kiefer, 138 North Ward street, and other relatives. Mr. and Mrs. William McAtee, 1014 West Second street, have returned from a several weeks' visit at Cop bock, with the latter's brother, Fred Dold. The trip to Mt. Pleasant to at tend the Chautauqua and back to Ot tumwa, was made by Mr. and Mrs. Dold and Mr. and Mrs. McAtee in the former's car. Mr! and Mrs. A. E. Sundberg and children, Alice Mareen and Charles Edward of Cedar Rapids, are visiting at the hoine of Mr. Sundberg's brother, Rev, C. A. Sundberg, 113 Oakwood avenue. Mr. and Mrs. P. P. Linell, accom panied by Miss Isabel Menown of Oak Park, 111., arrived in the city last even ing and are visiting E. Z. Pizley and temily, 410 North Sheridan avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Harrington of Knoxville., are visiting Mrs. Harring ton's parents, Mr: and Mrs. W. E. Welch, 114 South Ransom street. Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Klrkhart of Car roll, who have been visiting friends ftnd relatives left for Chariton today, going overland. Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Latimer and chil dren of Bloomfield visited with friends en route to Denver, Colo. OLIVET. C. G. Smith, trainmaster for this di vision of the Rock Island, was in town Saturday. James Ddlan of Utah is visiting at the parental John Dolan home this Mr. and Mrs. John Laughlin east of town spent Sunday at the G. H. ILaughlin home. Mrs. C. Billings is spending the week at the parental Wood home in Lynvilie. J. Reynolds of Newton was in town on business Tuesday. Mrs. Mary Jones visited in this local ity this week with friends. She will re main a week before returning to her noma in Dallas. Mr. and Mrs. Herman Sedrel spent Sunday In Lelghton at the J. Norwood home. Mrs. William Druse and daughter Mabel returned home on Thursday from an extended visit with friends in Des Moines. Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Robinson east of town spent Sunday evening at the R. Williams home. MIbs Mary Top returned home on Monday from a visit with her uncle John Nessman at Harvey. A. Zeldebloom sold his farm south o£ town last week to Mr. Windahl of Os kaloosa for $6,000. He will give pos session March 1. Mr. Zelderbloom will locate in Missouri. JUDGE EICHELBERGER IS MUCH IMPROVED Word has been received from Judge F. W. Eichelberger who with Mrs. Eichelberger has been sojourning in Castle Rock, Colo., for some time past on account of their health. The ieittr states that both Judge and Mrs. Eich have been much benefitted elberger nave oecu iiiLUJu ucncimcu mem oi meir uiumm physically during their stay in Colo- (Continued From Page 1.) George Howe of North Carolina, a nephew of the president, and Edward T. Brown of Atlanta, Ga., and other relatives, arrived at the white house. Joseph R. Wilson, brother of Presi dent. came over from Baltimore last night. Mrs. Edward Elliott, Mrs. Wilson's only sister, cannot come to Washington at present because of 111 nese. She is in California. Wants Little Ceremony. The president sent direct word to the leaders of the senate and the heads of government departments that it was his wish that the regular business continue and that the lower ing of flage to half mast be the only public recognition of Mrs. Wilson's death. He was desirous that con gress continue in session. .... The president has also expressed the direct desire that the funeral serv ices be as simple as possible. Dies at 5 O'clock. Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife of the president of the United States, died at the white house at 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Death came after a brave struggle of months against bright's disease with complications. The president was completely un nerved by the shock and his grief was heart rending. He bore well under the strain however, and devoted himself^ to his daughters. The end came while Mrs. Wilson was unconscious. Her illness took a turn for the worse shortly before 1 o'clock in the afternoon and from then on she grew gradually weaker. Kneeling at the bedside at the end were the president and their three daughters, Dr. Cary T. Grayson, U. S. N., and a nurse were in the room and just outside a door were Secretary Mc Adoo and Francis B. Sayre, Mr. Wil son's sons-in-law, and Mr. Tumulty, his secretary. Both house of congress adjourned when Mrs. Wilson's death was an nounced and for a brief time the wheels of the government practically stopped, while everyone paid respect to the loss of the president. Hope Is Abandoned. The beginning of the end came at 10 o'clock Thursday morning when Dr. E. P. Davis of Philadelphia, who had been called in for consultation, real ized that the time for hope had passed. He took the president into the red room of the white house and there in a broken voice told him the truth. Mr. Wilson's face blanched, but he bore the shock well. He was informed the end was only a question of hours. Mr. Wilson then took his daughters, Mrs. W. G. McAdoo, Mrs. Sayre and Miss Margaret Wilson aside and told them of their mother's condition. Un- til tben rado and that the former is in good: jjance for her recovery. health and spirits and will be back in time to tak& up his court work at ... Keosauaua August 21. Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, Wife of President Called By Death they had thought there was a From Uiai lime uu lue imboiucui oiiu jhis daughters remained constantly at the •. \5,.Y, 5 %&, V-jf J? ir*. in?- officials with president seeing only important business. Definite arrangements for the funeral will not be made known until after the arrival from Oregon of Prof. Stockton Axson, brother of Mrs. Wil son. The services in Washington will be strictly private. Time and place of burial have not been decided. The president spent a comparatively quiet night, but, according to those who saw him today, was feeling a re action and a full realization of his loss. Special telegraph operators were brought to the white house to handle the numerous messages from every state. Most of them contained a ref erence to Mrs. Wilson's regard for the unfortunates. Many praised the president for his great bravery. According to present arrangements, the regular business of the govern ment will not be interrupted except at the time of the funeral. Because of the president's desire that the pending trust legislation be hurried through congress the senate resumed its regu lar session today. Secretary Lane and Postmaster General Burleson and other officials, including Senator Kern, the majority leader of the senate, were early callers at the white house today to offer their services. pre3ident and iwi'Wj" 'j"-unTfr Vr Mrs. Wilson's bedside. The president held his wife's hand and the three daughters were grouped nearby. Until she became unconscious, Mrs. Wilson frequently nodded to one or the other and smiled cheerfully. During the day Mrs. Wilson spoke to Dr. Grayson about the president, whose health she thought more about than she did of her own. Deep Devotion For Husband. "Promise me," she whispered faintly, "that if I go, you will take care of my husband—" It was tbje same touch of devotion, which she had so many times repeated —her constant anxiety having been that the president might not worry about her or be disturbed in his offic ial tasks. The president returned to the sick room from the last conference with the doctor, his three daughters leaning on his arm. Francis Bowes Sayre and Secretary McAdoo and Secretary Tum ulty stayed outside the door. Mrs. Wilson lapsed into unconsciousness, but rallied. By 1 o'clock she began to sink rapidly. She could still recog nize those about her, however, and looked cheerfully toward them with the same sweet smile that will linger long in the memory of the many who knew her. It was a characteristic expression of sweetness which officials and their families as well as people In the slums whom she had befriended had learned to love. At 2 o'clock Mrs. Wilson was still conscious but her strength had almost departed and a few minutes later she sank into the sleep of unconsciousness from which she never woke. For three hours, the president and his three daughters gazed longingly into her eyes in the hope that she might speak to them again but she could not. President in Tears. Just at the hour of 5, death came. The president and his daughters were 'in tears. Secretary Tumulty walked Slowly to the executive offices, his head bowed. Quietly he announced to the correspondents that the end had come. A pall of gloom settled over the executive mansion and the offices. Presently Dr. Grayson, his face hag gard and worn from day and night vigil, came to the offices. There was an impressive silence everywhere. Secretaries, attaches, clerks and serv ants seemed overcome. Vice President Marshall and mem bers of the cabinet and the leaders In congress were notified. Both houses promptly adjourned. The flag on the white house was dropped, gates were closed and the silence of death spread over the white house for the first time since 1892 when Mrs. Banjamin Har rison passed away. Her Last Wish Respected. She had told the president Thurs day morning she would more cheerful ly "go away" if the bill for the Im provement of alleys were passed by congress. A word to leaders from Sec retary Tumulty and the measure was adopted in 6ilence by the senate and soon reported in the house where it will be passed today. She learned that the measure would be a law in another day or so and expressed her satisfaction. She had become deeply interested in the social welfare of the community and had worked always without seeking the aid of the presi dent. It was the strain of this, the duties of entertainment and the kidney trouble which became chronic last autumn that sapped her life. A Real Helpmate. Mrs. Wilson took an active interest in the career of her husband, in his contests with congress over legisla tion and the numerous official duties with which he was burdened. Through out life she has been his constant help mate and companion. Her clear judg ment on political affairs and broad views of educational questions had been a source of gratification to him for years. Professor Stockton Axson of Prince ton university, Mrs. Wilson's brother, was summoned Thursday morning from Oregon, where he had been on a trip, and an effort was made last even ing to get a message to him of Mrs. Wilson's death. In Poor Health Since February. Mrs. Wilson had been in poor health ,,+• OTTUMWA COURIER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 8/1914 since last February when she fell In the white house and strained her spine. She later practically recovered from that injury but in the meantime kidney trouble set In and graduallyl she grew weaker and weaker. About two months ago her condi tion began to grow serious and two weeks ago Dr. Grayson became alarm ed. Noted specialists were called In and trained nurses were kept in con stant attendance. She continued to grow worse, however, until serious sinking spells came on Monday and Tuesday. Mrs. Wilson was 50 years old and when she came to the white house was in robust health. Always a home lover, she nevertheless Immediately as sumed the arduous life of the wife of the president. News of the seriousness of her ill ness was kept from the public until Wednesday, when it was admitted her chances of recovery were slight. Her condition continuing to grow worse, Dr. Grayson Thursday morning gave out a statement in which he described her Illness as "alarming." Born In Georgia. Mrs. Wilson was Miss Ellen Louise Axson, daughter of a Presbyterian clergyman, and was born at Savannah, Georgia. She was a student at the New York Art league when she met Mr. Wilson, who was then taking a post-graduate course at Johns Hop kins university. The president and Mrs. Wilson were married June 24, 1885. Mrs. Wilson was a sister of Professor Stockton Axson, head of the department of English literature at Princeton university and of the wife of Dean Edward Elliott of Princeton. A landscape gardener of recognized ability, and a painter of equally well recognized ability, Mrs. Wilson devot ed much of her time to artistic sub jects. She took direct personal charge of the gardens at "Prospect" during Mr. Wilson's career as president of Princeton university, and also of the white house gardens. Having passed much of her time outdoors, she had had the appearance of what is called "an outdoors woman." Her skin was smooth and girlish and her eyes until recently sparkled with health. Her hair was soft, brown and wavy, and she was of medium height. She was known as a beautiful woman. BRITISH FLEETS SWEEPING THE SEAS (Continued From Page 1.) the police that he was not a spy. He has declared his intention to return to Germany. A dispatch from Queens town states that the Celtic sailed from there today for New York after em barking 250 passengers who are glad to be allowed to occupy the steerage. With the object of coordinating the system for giving assistance to travel ing Americans and restoring order, a committee of American residents in London was formed today under offic ial auspices. Walter Hines Page, the American ambassador, has been ap pointed honorary chairman and Consul General Robert Skinner, vice chair man. The secretary is F. D. Vanduzer, chairman of the American society in London. The purpose is to supply money to those who are penniless and lend up to |125 on negotiable papers. Airman Describes Battle. London, Aug. 7.—The correspondent of the Daily News at Brussels sends the following: "All the forts surrounding Liege are intact. A Belgian airman describes the German attack on Liege: "After a terrible cannonade the Ger man Infantry approached enmasse and reached the glacis of fort where heavy defensive guns were unable to reach them. General Lema sent artillery to point where the invading infantry could be shelled and the Germans were swept from their position. This occurred sevreal times during the day and night. "A patrol of Uhlans performed a remarkable exploit by riding into the town. Belgian officers recognized them as Germans and a desperate fight en sued with several killed.* "Red Cross automobiles arriving at Brussels report that the ground be fore the forts is covered with dead and wounded Germans." All reports of fighting at Liege agree that "the German infantry advanced in masses, holding to absolutely close or der. This resulted in heavy casualties. Still Holding Out. Brussels, Aug. 7.—News received from Liege tonight shows that the fortress is still holding out. It is be ing bombarded by heavy shells but Is still undamaged, while the Belgian fire is working havoc among the Germans. It is reported that French forces are increasing from several directions. Liege, Aug. 6.—(Via London 10 p. m Aug. 7.)—The tenth German army corps, reinforced by cavalry attacked Liege last night. They crossed a zone which had been mined and the mines being exploded by the Belgians, a whole battalion of Germans was killed and l,20fl wounded were picked up. Not a single fort has fallen into the hands of the Germans. Several German howitzers have been placed in position and large German forces are lying in wait on the other side of the frontier. An attack on the village of Cornesse was repulsed by the Belgians. Six Germans pretending to be en gineers made their way to the gover nor's office this morning. They were killed. Declare Story False. Berlin, (via London) Aug. 7.—The German foreign office today declared false the stories that discourtesy had 'been shown in Germany toward the Dowager Empress Maria Feodorowna and the grand duke, Constantino of Russia. Officials state that her majes ty was received with the greatest re spect on her arrival in Berlin and that her train was diverted to Denmark be cause the tryst of Berlin was in a state of war. Mrs. C. R. Gearheart, her daughter Miss Lavena, son Lester and her broth er George Harper of Hopklnton, arriv ed overland Wednesday evening for a short visit with their sister and aunt, Mrs. J. W. Foote, 102 South Iowa .avenue. y%Mii r$jj'"$S i»L fa .' ••'•. '.. IS SENT TO PORTS 8TRICTE8T PRECAUTIONS ARE TO BE EXERCI8ED TO KEEP U. S. OUT OF THE WAR Washington, D. C., Aug. 7.—Mer chant vessels being converted for war purposes or carrying foreign reaerv ists in organized manner, will not be permitted to clear from porta of the United States. Instructions to aid the customs officers at New York in en forcing President Wilson's neutrality program were today received. "Write the department before issu ing clearance papers to foreign ves sels, unless you are satisfied after careful inspection that the ship has not made any preparations while Id May Hold Olympic. The Olympic, crack ship of the White Star fleet, may not be permitted to sail tomorrow for Southampton, in asmuch as she belongs to the British naval reserve. After receiving the de partment of commerce's instructions concerning enforcement of neutrality, customs officials declined to say whether they would give her clearance. The Red Star liner Vaterland, book ing only male passengers for Belgium and with her entire steerage accommo dating 2,000 passengers, prepared at the call of the Belgium cousul here for reservists may also not be per mitted to sail. GREAT OCEAN GREYHOUND TO BE USED BY BRITISH IN PREYING ON GERMAN MARINE. Halifax, Aug. 7.—When the Cunard liner Mauretania which put into port here yesterday with 244 passengers from Europe again sails for Liverpool, she will be fitted as H. M. S. Maure* tania and prepared to destroy hostile shipping of Germany. It was expected today that the Mauretania would return to Liver pool under convoy of British warships and that she would immediately be turned over to the admirallty for her ipment of quick fire rifles, a new coat of dark grey paint and white ensign. Commerce destruction was the ulti mate purpose for which the Maure tania was constructed. She and the Lusitania were the first merchant ves sels built with longitudinal bulkheads. Provision for magazines was made. Armored gun positions were built Into her hull with ammunition hoists run ning to the magazines. Her guns are in store at Liverpool. Every officer and the greater part of her crew are naval reserve men, shipped with the special view of turning her into a war ship in case of an emergency such as at present. Cedrie Seeks Safety. First cabin passengers of the White Star liner1 Cedrie, which likewise put into Halifax yesterday, are to be brought to New York by a special train leaving Halifax at noon today and due here at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Two hundred and ten passengers were placed on this train, according to an nouncement made here by the line. Arrangements were being made at Halifax to send to New York as soon as possible the 355 second and 242 thlnl class passengers of the Cedrie. Fear* German Boats. Quebec, Aug. 7.—The Allen liner Cecllian, which put out to sea on Sun day night last with passenger for Glas gow came back to Quebec today. She returned to port after she had gone in to open sea, past Cape Race, for fear of capture by German cruisers. FLORIS. 'H TOhSPR. port tending in any way to her conversion into a vessel of war," said the depart ment. "Taking on an abnormal amount of coal, except in the case of colliers, would indicate such conversion. Un packing of guns already on board would be conclusive. Painting of ves sels a war color would indicate con version. It must be clear that she is not to be used for transportation of reserves or recruits for a foreign army or navy. "If her passengers are nearly all men and principally of the same na tionality, clearance cannot be granted. It must be unquestionable that she has no arms or munitions of war aboard. Have representatives of each foreign vessel In your port certify to this department whether she is a mer chant vessel intended solely for the carriage of passengers and freight, ex cluding munitions of war, or whether she is a part of the armed forces of her nation. This information is for the purpose of maintaining the neu trality of United States under the re cent proclamation of the president. Clearance will be refused in absence of this certificato." f» Albert Bales has purchased a new automobile. Mrs. F. M. Stevens and Sunday school class of little girls had an out ing on Soap Creek Wednesday. Mr. and Mrs. Otis Rector of Bloom field are spending the week at the E2 roy Swinney home. Mrs. Lewis Koffstatter and children of Ottumwa ore visiting at the parental Wllkison home. Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Finney and chil dren of H-oTaart, Okla., visited recently with Mrs. Finney's brother Geo. F. Carson. Mr. and Mrs. Allen Plank attended the funeral of Mr. Plank's nephew Lowell Anderson at Pulaski Monday. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. HIU and children and Mr. and Mrs. Hastings went to the river Thursday fa* a two days' outing. slin S&JJ VF? '1^v-vv^-- iaf^ 7* Washington, D. C., Aug. 7.— The country's record breaking crop of win ter wheat amounts to 675,000,000 bushels, the department of agriculture announced in its estimate. This is 22,• 000,000 bushels more than was fore cast in July. Prospects of the spring wheat crop have decreased during August and that crop is now estimated at 236,000, 000 bushels, or 38,000,000 less than in July, making the total wheat produc tion forecast of 911.000,000 bushels, or 16,000,000 less than indicated July 1. Ccrn prospects decreased 283,000,000 during July and a crop of 2,634,000,000 is now indicated, while oats decreased 44,000,000. Potato prospects Increased 9,000,000 and 370,000,000 harvest is indicated. The size of the country's important farm crops, forecast August 1, by the department of agriculture's crop reporting board and announced today, is given below with the pro duction figures from July condition and the final harvest figures of last year's crops. Comparison of the July and August forecasts will show the change In buBhels in the harvest pros pects as affected by weather and other conditions during the month. The first figures are the August forecast, the second the forecast for July, and the third the 1913 crop: Winter wheat, 75,000,000, 653,000,000, 523,000,000. Spring wheat, 236,000,000, 274,000, 000, 240,000,000. All wheat, 911,000,000, 927,000,000, 763,000,000. Corn, 2,634,000,000, 2,917,000,000, 2,447,000*,000. Oats, 1,153,000,000, 1,197,000,000, 1,122,000,000. Barley, 203,000,000, 211,000,000, 178,000,000. Rye, 43,000,000,000 41,000,000. Buckwheat, 17,000,000 14,000,000. White potatoes, 370,000,000, 361, 000,000, 332,000,000. Sweet potatoes, 505,000,000, 49,000, 000, 59,000,000. Tobacco (lbs.) 791,000,000, 757,000, 000, 954,000,000. Flax, 17,000,000, 18,000,000, 18, 000,000. Rice, 24,000,000, 24,000,000, 26, 000,000. Hay (tons) 69,000,000 64,000,000. Figures for winter wheat and rye are preliminary estimates. Details of Each Crop. Details of each crop, other than total production, as announced by the department follow: Corn—Condition, OTTUMWAN HONORED AT NA TIONAL CURRENCY AS SOCIATION. Des Moines, Aug. 7.—The National Currency association of Iowa has nam ed the following officers: Homer A- Miller, president J. G. Rounds, vice president P. W. Hall, secretary A. H. Gale of Mason City, tr6&sur6r* Executive council—Arthur Reynolds, R. A. Crawford, George E. Pearsall, C. T. Cole, Jr., J. H. Blair. With the exception of A. H. Gale, the officers and members of the coun cil are all officers of the Des Moines banks. The advisory committee is J. Ly man Edwards of Burlington Kent C. Fenians of Cedar Rapids John J. Spindler of Council BlufTs, A. F. Daw son of Davenport J. K. Demmlng of Dubuque Samuel Mahon of Ottumwa tL. H. Rich of Fort Dodge T. A- Black of Sioux City, and W. W. Miller of Waterloo. The articles and by-laws of the New York association were adopted. An Iowa branch of the National Cur rency association was organized under the Aldrich-Vreeland act at a meeting of state national bankers held at the Savery hotel. The organization is for the purpose of taking advantage of the -Aldrich Vreeland act which enables banks to increase the amount of their circulat ing notes during emergency periods. Homer A. Miller, president of the Iowa National bank, called the meeting to order and "was elected permanent chairman of the meeting. Sears Mc Henry, cashier of the First National bank of Denison, was elected secre tary. CHARITON. I Mrs. Thos. McAloon and children went to Ottumwa yesterday to visit Mrs. W. K. Farmer and other friend*. Miss Maud Rose of Milo, formerly of this city, is spending a few days in Chariton with her brother Albert Ross and family. Mrs. W. S. Tharp went to Osceola to spend a few days with her brother. Mrs. J. A. King visited in Russell yesterday with her sisters, Mesdames Heplcstall and Gtllham. Miss Bernlce Johnston left yesterday for a few days' visit with frienda in JBlockton. Mrs. W. E. Stone and two sons of Denver, Colo., returned home yester day after a two weeks' visit with her father Geo. Staker and other relatives and frienda. Mrs. F. A. Spellman and son Lyle left for a visit in Birmingham with her parents. Mrs. P. D. Schwennker left Tuesday for a visit with relatives in Guthrie Crop Report Shows Falling Off in Condition of Grain 74.8 per cent of a normal, compared with 85.8 last month, 75.8 last year and 81.9, the 10 year average. Indicated acre yield, 25.10 bushels, compared with 25.0 last year and 25.9 the 5 year average. Winter wheat—Preliminary estimates show the acre yield as 19.1 bushels, compared with 16.5 last year and 15.6 the 5 year average. Mrs. Robert Manning and children ifll Spring wheat—Condition, 76.5 per cent of a normal, compared with 92.1 last month, 74.1 last year and 80.1, the 10 year average. Indicated acre yield, 13.1 bushels, compared with 16.5 last year and 13.3, the 5 year average. All wheat—Indicated acre yield, 17.1 bushels, compared with 15.0 last year and 14.7 the 5 year average. Oats—Condition, 79.4 per cent of a normal, compared with 84.5 last month, 73.8 last year and 80.9 the 10 year average. Indicated acre yield 30.0 bushels, compared with 29.2 last year and 30.6, the 5 year average. Oats remaining on farms August 1 was 62,467,000 bushels, compared with 103, 900,000 last year and 34,872,000 In 1912. Barley—Condition, 85.3 per cent of a normal, compared with 92.6 last month, 74.9 last year and 82.1, the 10 year average. Indicated acre yield, 26.9 bushels, compared with 23.8 last year and 24,3 the 5 year average. Rye—Estimated acreage, 2,533.000, compared with 2,557,000 last year. Pre* liminary estimates show acre yield aa 16.8 bushels, compared with 16.2 last year and 16.1, the 5 year average. Buckwheat—Condition, 88.8 per cent of a normal, compared with 85.5 last year and 89.1 the 10 year average. Indicated acre yield, 21.5 bushels, com pared with 17.2 last year and 20.5 the 5 year average. White potatoes—Condition, 79.0 per cent of a normal, compared with 83.6 last month, 78.0 last year and 83.1 the 10 year average. Indicated acre yield 99.7 bushels, compared with 90.4 last year and 97.1 the 5 year average. Sweet potatoes—Condition, 77.5 pet cent of a normal, compared with 77.1 last month, 85.8 last year and 86.5 the 10 year average. Indicated acre yield 84.1 bushels, compared with 94.5 las1 year and 92.7, the 5 year average. Tobacco—Condition, 66.5 per cent oi a normal, compared with 66.0 last month, 78.3 last year and 81.5, the 10 year average. Indicated acre yield, 687.6 pounds, compared woth 784.3 lasi year and 815.1, the 5 year average. Flax—Condition 82.1 per cent of normal, compared with 90.5 last month, 77.4 last year and 82.6, the 10 year average. Indicated acre yield, 8.1 bushels, compared with 7.8 last yeai and 7.8, the 5 year year average. Rice—Condition, 87.6 per cent of a normal, compared with 86.5 last month 88.7 last year and 88.4, the 10 year average. Indicated acre yield, 33.* bushels, compared with 31.1 last yeai and 33.3 the 5 year average. Hay—(all tame)—Condition, 86." per cent of a normal, compared witl 80.8 last month, 81.8 last year, and 83.9 the six year average. Estimated acreage, 48,400,000, compared with 48, 954,000 last year. Indicated acre yield 1.44 tons, compared with 1,31 last year and 1.34, the 5 year average. Apples—Condition, 61.5 per cent oi a normal compared with 64.2 last month, 52.2 last year and 54.3, the 10 year average. of Pocatello, Idaho who had been vis iting her sister Mrs. Clay Allen oi Cedar township and brother E. F. Gass er and old friends in this city, returned home yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. S. Hamilton of Des Moines returned home after a visit here and at Russell. Her sister, Misa Nora Phillips of the latter place, ac companied them home and will be em ployed in Des Moines. Mrs. F. A. Peterson and little son and cousin Mrs. V. A. Williamson and nephew of Lincoln, Nebr., formerly oi this county, came yesterday for a visit in Warren township with thfl former's brother-in-law Neil Anderson and with relatives and old friends at Derby and Camb/ia. Mrs D. S. Stapleton of Victoria, Tex., and Mrs. M. E. Wright of Stockton, Calif., formerly of this county, are her« for a visit Avith their brother A. G, Swainey of near Derby and with other relatives and old friends. Mrs. Guy Davidson of Des Moinei came yesterday for a visit with hel mother-in-law Mrs. E. M. Scull. Mrs. Otto Cimmer and daughter Loii of Princeton, Mo., returned home yes terday after a visit with her husband and with her brother W. H. Flesher, who are employed here. The family will move to Chariton in the near fu ture. Mrs. 3. E. Dean and children of Des Moines, formerly of this county, cams yesterday for a visit with her parents Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Sandahl of Lincoln township. Mrs. W. M. Malone and daughtei Revae and sons Harry and Byrl, left yesterday for a two weeks' visit with relatives in Seymour. -«l I RU88ELL. Uriah Simms of Des Moines spent Sunday in Russell with his father D. K. Simms. Clarence Loynachan went to Minne sota to work in the harvest fields. Rev. P. A. Tlnkham, wife and daughter Elizabeth went to Des Moines Monday morning in their automobile. Mrs. Guy Baker returned from Ot tumwa where she had been with her husband who Is in the hospital at that. plflCft Homer Jeffries went to Des Moines Monday evening on a short business trip. S. O. Slater has purchased a new au tomobile. Miss Mabel Lodge, state organizer for the Equal Suffrage association, spoke to an interested audience on the streets of Russell in behalf of the or ganization. Rev. Ray Shipman was In Indianola Monday on business. Leonard Murrow of Cory don was in town Tuesday. His daughter Wilma who has been visiting her grandparent! Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Kendall returned home with him Wednesday. Miles E. Cobb was in Lucas Sunday, Mrs. John Kinsej and Mrs. Selden King who have been visiting at the John McKinley home, returned to theli home in Charlton. Rev. Geo. W. Kinsman filled the pul pit of the Baptist church at Derby on Sunday. Chester Everett of Cainsville, Mo., came Tuesday to visit his parents Henry Everett and wife. Carl Wilson and wifo and Mrs. Bon ham'of Milton who have been visiting at the E. D. Louden home, returned t« their home Wednesrf*^ morning.