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SPRING PRODUCTION 43.000,OoO ! J I I Kansas Faces a Shortage Average in BUSHELS ABOVE ESI IMATE3 OF MONTH AGO. WINTER GRAIN IS HARO HIT i Acre Yield I* Forecast at 13.9 Bushels, Other States Report. WASHINGTON ■ The country's combined winter uml spring wheat crop promises to be 43,000,000 bushels larger than last year's, base 1 on fore cast«, of production announced this week by the department of agricul ture. There will he sinn'ier crops of oats, barley and bay than last year, while the apple crop will not be half so largo and the peach crop will be much larger. Winter wheat, which a month ago ' promised a crop of 629,000,000 bushels eame through May in bad shape in several states and showed a reduc tlon of 51,000,000 bushels, bringing the total to the same quantity as produced last year. Kansas, premier wheat slato, reported a decline In the winter wheat crop from 84 per cent of a normal on May 1 to 60 on lune « 1, which resulted in a reduction in ' that state's forecast by 38,000,000 bushels. In Nebraska the condition dropped from 92 to 75 und In Okla homa from 84 to 70. The spring wheat crop forecast m dlcates 43,000,000 bushels more than last year's crop. The condition Is better than a year «ago, whilo the acreage is somewhat smaller. An acre yield of 13.9 «bushels Is forecast, com pared with 10.8 bushels last year, Production Forecast. The iconditlon on June 1 and fore cast of production of winter wheat In tlie principal growing states fol lows: ! Illinois production forecast, 48,718, 000, and condltlou, 91. Missouri, 40,797,000 and 82. Nebraska, 48,525,000 and 75. Kansas, 102,773,000 and 60. Oklahoma, 36,206,000 and 70. Washington, 29,790,000 and 96. Spring «wheat production forecast and condition by principal states: Minnesota, 38,108,000 and 95. North Dakota, 84,013,000 and 94. South Dakota. 30,597,000 and 94. NORTHWEST JOINS NATIONAL GRAIN GROWERS' ASSOCIATION CHICAGO.—-An agreement between the executive committee of the Uni ted States Grain Growers, Inc., and George C. Jewett, Spokaue, Wash., general manager of the Northwest Wheat Growers' Association, was an nounced here Monday by which the Coast organization, composed of 2,400 farmers In Oregon, Washington and Idaho ,is to become a component part of the United States Grain Growers, Inc. The outstanding feature of the agreement Is' the stipulation that the Coast farmers must pay the $10 mem bership required by the bylaws of the United States Grain Growers, the only concession being that it may be puid by the far west organization members in instalments, the last $5 per member being due when United States Grain Growers' exclusive con tracts are in use in that section, planned fur June, 1922. Before the agreement becomes ef fective it must be approved by a United States Grain Growers' com mittee. The Northwest Wheat Growers' as sociation is said to have contracts that assure It of handling at least 60.000,000 bushels of wheat this year. "This contract establishes a policy that will mean much to farmers back ' ing tlie United States Grain Growers, lue., said President C. H. Gustafson, of Uncolii, Nob. "It has been estab lished that no group will be admitted on a basis that differs from that of fered an individual, we granted the Pacific farmers an extension of meet the payment is only an elab oration of the policy of accepting notes from persons who are unable to meet their membership obligations at the time solicitors call. We were able to accept this plan because the growers iu Wushigton, Oregon and I Idaho are well organized and it will be unnecessary to do solicitation work in that field.'' The fact that northwest time to Marry at Age of 81 and 83. CHICAGO.—A marriage license was issued recently to H. Merritt, 81, and Mrs. Ix>uisa Vaughan. 83. The couple are the oldest to apply for a license In the history of the marriage license bureau. Merritt said he was getting married because he was lonesome. , j _ _ _ ... BORDLNTO\\ N. N. J—The little ( rî iC ^ ^nnnder n «f V 'tl « h Clara Barton, founder of the Ameri can Red Cross, taught in 1853. was . 4 . . . , -, dedicated to her memory June 11 Pole Insurgents Repulsed. LONDON.—Fighting at Kandrzin. Upper Silesia, recently resulted ln repulse of the Polish Insurgents with severe losses after they had made five counter attacks on the Germans Honor Red Cross Founder. WASHINGTON NEWS NOTES Recent Happenings In This State Given in Brief Items for Busy Readers. Bank at Elk Chartered. OLYMPIA. The Elk State Bank of I Elk, Spokane county, has been char tered by the state banking depart-« ment with a capital of $10,000 and surplus of $1500. Horner Pioneers' Speaker. WALLA WALLA.-The Inland Em pire Pioneers' association met here « Tuesday. Professor John Horner of tliet Oregon Agricultural college was the principal ni«oakor Masonic Grand Lodge. SPOKANE.—The grand lodge, Free tod Accepted Masons of Washington is in session here this week. The grand j chapiter of Washington Order of 13aBt- ; «•rit Star convened Thursday. « Soldier Guilty of Murder. Camp Lewis soldier, was found guilty of murder in the first degree for the killing of Karl Titnbs, taxicab driver, on March 8. The Jury voted not to bung the defendant. Two Fatally Injured. TACOMA. Edward Filion, Corporal Avery (I. Miller and Pri vate Stephen O. Mosso of Spokane, national guardsmen, were seriously injured in a collision between an army motorcycle and an automobile near Port Angeles recently, 1500 Moose at Meet. ABERDEEN.—'Thirty-six lodges of the Loyal Order of Moose of Wash ington, Idaho and British Columbia were represented at the Northwest ern Moose association convention here. Fifteen hundred delegates were in attendance. Woman's Body Recovered. j SPOKANE.—A body declured by relatives to be that of Mrs. Mary Fett, who, the police aver, was slain «by b e r husband, Charles Fett, before be committed suicide in March last, wag found floating among saw logs 'nine miles from the city Turner Quite Basin Project. A. J. Turner, chief engineer of the Columbia basin project, has resigned. He will be succeeded by 1. «E. Good ! ner, office engineer. Mr. Turner has 'gone to Seattle to become construc tlon engineer on the Skagit power project for the city of Seattle. protecting Dike Gives Way. NEWPORT.—The dike the land within diking district No. 3, near Locke, In Pend Oreille county, guve way recently before the rising waters of the Pend Oreille river and the whole area of nearly 1.000 acres of growing crops were inundated. Property Is Tax Exempt. In Benton county, according to As sessor Rupert. 10 per cent of the wealth is exempt from taxation, com prising exemptions to heads of fam ilies, on government property, state property, county property, city prop erty, school property, cemeteries, churches and hospitals. Annual State Grange Meet. COLVILLE—William Bouck of Se dro-Woolley was reelected master of the state grange at the annual ses sion here. Other officers elected were: Fred Nelson. King county, overseer; abet Roselle, Whatcom county, lecturer; M. C. H&zen, Sno homish, steward. The National meet ing will be at Portlaud in November and a committee of 9 was named to act for the Washington state grange In preparing au agricultural exhibit. Yakima was unanimously selected as the next meeting place of the Washington state grange. Married Men Get Fish Free. OLYMPIA.—The man who rows a bout for auother man who is doing all the fishing does not need a fishing license under the state game law, ac cording to a recent opinion by Attor ney General L. L. Thompson. It makes no difference if the man rowing is the owner of the boat and has rented it for the fishing trip, to gether with his own services, or is hired by the man who rented the boat. He may be a friend who expects and does receive his reward in fish from the man who has the license and han dles the lines. Similarly a marriage license is all the legal qualification the man needs for rowing the boat while his wife fishes. Under the law, the woman does not need a fishing license to | fish, which lets the family fish free where the man attends strictly to the) rowing. I g on, a retired farmer. WALLA WALT,A.—Charles John RECENT DEATHS BLYTHE, Cal.—J. E„ Ludy, age 3, first county surveyor of Lincoln coun-1 ty, Wash. SAN DIEGO, Cal.—Samuel Galland. ; a banker of Spokane. A blood vessel , burst as he was stepping out of his automobile, causing instant death. ! VENTURA, Cal.—Juan Gonzales. 11, was killed by an eagle on a stock raueh near here recently. The boy j climbed a tree to look at the bird's nest and was attacked before he ( could escape. His skull was punc ltured Jn ,hree places by the bird ' 8 beak. __ MEDFORD, Ore.—Peter Strauff, known to the Pacific coast police as Dutch "Pete." and Frank Kodat, both ex-convicts with prison records in Montana, Arizona and Oregon, were sentenced to five years In prison for attempted robbery of the Gold Hill bank April 13. Eagle Kills Young Boy. Flying to the Virgin Islands mi ■"",Æ ■ Y; « : ' .. ¥ •> • ! ?> m •xç Up® « These are I lie two crews of tnuitne corps aviators who left Anucostla, D. C., on the first leg of a 5,500-mlle flight from Washington to the Virgin Islands. Two4)e Hnvlland planes were used for tlie trip. . RED CROSS WILL WILL DIRECT RESTORING OF HOMES AND BUSINE8S HOUSE8. MARTIAI I AW (INF WFFK YFT HWI1IWL LMI UHL VfLLlV I LI Civil Authorities to Take Control After Public Utilities Are Again In Operation and City Put in Clean Shape. In PUEBLO, Col.—Rebuilding of the city of Pueblo, including the recon struction of wrecked homes, restora tion of the business and industrial | at of sections devastated by water and the administration of relief throughout the flooded district has been turned over to the direction of the American Red Cross disaster relief administra tion. That action was taken at a con ference attended by members of the "citizens' committee of 0," James L. Fieser, manager of the southwestern division of the Red Cross, and A. W. Jones, director-general of Red Cross relief in Colorado. Martial law in Pueblo probably will continue two weeks longer. Adjutant General Hamrock said. It Is planned, he said, gradually to relinquish con trol to the civil authorities after the public utilities are in operation again and after the work of reconstruction by the Red Cross is under way. "We are going to assist in getting the street railway system in opera tion,'' Colonel Hamrock said, "and see that the water supply Is made fit for use without being boiled before we remove the troops. We are going to be sure the city is as "lean as It can be." Pueblo has sent a committee to Washington. D. C., to appeal to Presi dent Harding, to Secretary of the In terior Fall and to the Colorado dele gation In congress to give the flood sufferers of the Arkansas and Foun tain River valleys permanent assist ance. of Place Pueblo Dead at 500 Loss of life ln the flood is placed at not to exceed 506, property loss as $15 000.000. Known Dead 106. DENVER, Col.—One hundred sir persons were known to be dead In floods which swept through Colorado lust week. CHICAGO BANDITS ROB DANCERS Diamonds Valued at $15,000 Hidden by Woman In Cup of Coffee, Were Saved. CHICAGO.—"Line up here or you'll get shot,'' commanded a young man with a cap pulled down over his eyes and a pistol ln each hand as he stepped out on the dance floor of a roadhouse north of Evanston the ; other night, The guests laughed, but three other bandits stepped In and fired several shots Into the celling and then gath ered up money and jewelry estimated ! at $15,000. One woman was said to have saved diamonds valued at $15,000 by rop ping them into her cup of coffee, Oregon Votes Soldier Bonus. PORTLAND, Ore.—Virtually com Plete unofficial returns received here ( following results of the sue » S results or tne spe cial election on measures referred to the people by the legislature: Legislative regulation—Yes, 36,347; no, 69,624; soldiers' bonus amend : ment — Ces, 76,564; No 30,332; gency clause veto—Yes, 46,669; no, 36,394; hygienic marriage law—Yes 47,487; No. 66,033; women Jurors— Yes, 49,810; no. 49.482. emer AOOY BANK ROBBED; CA8HIER KIDNAPED Thugs Hold Banker's Wife As Host age All Night—Get $3,900 in Cash. Wash.—Carrying in their automobile $3,900 stolen money of the Addy State bank and Bank Cashier Clarence Ostrum and Mrs. Ostrum, whom they had kidnaped, three dar ing bank burglars, one 'a negro half blood, broke the speed laws Saturday morning and dashed away to safety. About four miles south of Valley they ejected Mr. and Mrs. Ostium ADDY, from the automobile, leaving them stranded on the highway, then con tinued their flight. For boldness of action and daring In «execution this bank robbery has few equals in the annals of hank burglary. Cashier Ostrum and Mrs. Ostrum were captives of the des- , peradoes for eight hours, from mid- 1 a night until 8:30. , A time lock proved to be a trifling j obstruction to these burglars. They discovered when they captured Cashier Ostrum at midnight that their plan to break into the safe at night was foiled by modern bank ma- j chinery. They determined to hold i Mr. and Mrs. Ostrum until morning ! and compelled them to go to the bank, open it and place its contents ] at their mercy. In this plan they | met no opposition by any resident of I Addy, a town of 400 population in j Stevens county, about 75 miles north of Spokane, because no Addy citizen : suspected the motives of the burg lars. The money and the bank robbers are believed to be in the wilds of the Colville reservation. Trace was lost of the automobile, an Oakland car, without a license plate, after It had j nno ' l p *' 8 $23,000 « ! passed two or three small towns. MR9. BERGDOLL Saves Self and Others From Going to Jail. PHILADELPHIA.—Mrs. Emma C. ! Bergdoll, mother of the Bergdoll brothers, convicted army deserters, saved herself and four co-defendants. charged with conspiracy to aid Grov er C. and Edwin R. Bergdoll to evade ; army service, from going to jail F rl -i day by paying $23,000 in fines recent- 1 ly imposed by the United States dis- j trict court here. • ! Montana Leada at Camp. SEATTLE.—The state of Washing- 1 ton has the smallest enrollment of the northwestern states for the gov ernment civilian training camp to be held at Camp X«ewls, July 6 to Au gust 5. Montana leads ln enrollments to date, with Oregon second, followed by Idaho, Wyoming and Washlng'oe, In order. ! I Tying 5,000th Matrimonial Knot ill -m / . m I; 3» When he married Vlnnlo Towle and Walter Rasmussen, both of Henson, Neb., Rev. C. W. Snvldge, Omaha's "marrying parson." reached the goal of his ambition, having married 5,000 couples. Mr. Savldge performed his first marriage ceremony October 15, 1870, In Richfield, Minn. The photograph shows him performing the 5,000th ceremony. BILLINGS TO GET COLLEGE Lutheran» Will Spend $500.000 on In stitution. Mont.—Definite assur Bl LINGS, that the new English Lutheran anee college to be established in the north- ; west will be located at Billings is The college property is to j nade. represent an investment of at east « $.'«00.000 and the institution will serve Wyoming, i primarily the Dakotas, Montana. Idaho and Utah. THE » OVER IMPORTANT - NEWS OF BOTH HEMISPHERES BOILED DOWN TO LAST ANALYSIS. of in ARRANGED FOR QUICK READING Brief Notes Covering Happenings In This Country and Abroad That Are of Legitimate Interest to All the People. Serb King Seriously III. LONDON.—King Peter of Serbia is seriously 111. Church Union Approved. TORONTO, Ont. —Organic union of the Presbyterian, Methodist and Con gregational churches was recently ap proved by the Presbyterian general assembly of Canada, 410 to 111. Heads Traveling Men. BOISE, Idaho. W. R. Williams of Salt Lake City was elected grand counselor of the Montana, Utah and Idaaho grand jurisdiction. United Commercial Travelers, in session here. One Killed in Circus Wreck. HOT SPRINGS. S. D—A circus train was recently wrecked three miles south of here. One car loaded with wagons was demolished, killing Charles A. Lonsuay of La Junta, Col. Frisco Planing Mills Reopen, SAN FRANCISCO.—Ten San Fran cisco planing mills and lumber yards, closed in sympathy with the builders' exchange lockout have reopened on a anion basis without reduction in »ages for union men employed, No Cut in Freight Rates, CHICAGO.—Notice that ''under ex igtlng condltlons no general reduction ln freight ratea can be justified or made effective" was sent to shippers i ^is wee j l foy Morris, chairman of ! the Central F re ight Association, ] | CHICAGO.—Giving warning that I the acceptance of wuge reductions j was in the hands of the rank and file of employes, railroad brother : hood chiefs disclaim responsibility If the men refused to accept a cut and "a stoppage of work" resulted. R. R. Boys May Strike. duty of 25 per cent on finished lumber, the same as that Imposed by Canada, with rough lumber still on j the free list has been fixed by re ' l >ub * ican members of the house ways « and meang rommittee in framing the ! vermanent tariff bill. Protect Lumber Interests. WASHINGTON.—A provisional tm ! '" v ®"' l0n Adv * nce * Flylno MEM YORK. Invention of a new ulfPlane wing which, It Is claimed, ' ncrease fhe carrying capacity of a machine five times, add to its speed ; and permit landing in a small area, wa8 , made known Monday by G. M. 1 Williams, general manager of the j Gay ton-Wright company, ! - Wife Slayer Gete Life. WEBSTER, S. D.—Daniel Wampler 1 of uear Hecla, Brown county, was sentenced to life imprisonment. Wampler pleaded guilty to the mur der of his wife on their farm near Hecla May 17, A man struck a match to see wheth er the gasoline tank of his auto was FOR LEGION'S IDEA DIFFERS LITTLE FROM BILL PREVIOUSLY REPORTED TO CONGRESS. LIMIT GASH TO EAGH AT $625 Basis of Payment Is Made $1.25 a Day for Service Over 60 Days —Below Army Captains and Navy Lieutenants. WASHINGTON—The five-fold plan of the American Legion is retained in a new draft of the so-called sol diers' bonus bill completed by a sen ate committee. The revised bill.dif fers little from the McCumber bill reported during the last session of congress and is to be submitted soon to the senate finance committee. A cash bonus, adjusted service cer tificates for loans and deferred pay ments; vocational training aid, farm and home aid and land settlement aid are its principal features. The redraft adopts the basis of $1.25 a day for overseas and $1 a day for home service, with maximums of $625 and $500, respectively, in excess of 60 days' service. Payments would be limited to men below the grade of captain in the army or marine corps and lieutenant in the navy. No cash payments would be made before July 1, 1922, and subsequent payments would be spread into 10 quarterly instalments. « A bill proposing that the govorn ment issue to former service men 5 per cent tax exempt bonds in amounts of not more than $750 for service overseas and $600 for home service lias been introduced in the house. The bonds would expire In 10 years; would be negotiable and would be issued to war veterans at $1.75 and $1 .25 a day for service overseas and in the United States respectively'. NOTED PERSONS DSE GREAT FALLS, Mont.—Charles W. Dean, age 76, pioneer of Billings. FRANKLlN, I «a.—Murphy J. Fost er, former United States senator and governor. NEW YORK—Colonel William Hes ter, 86, «president of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. BUENOS AIRES.—Dr. Luis Maria Drago, noted jurist and author of the Drago doctrine. MISSOULA, Mont.—Tyler Worden, pioneer and representative in the state legislature. BUTTE, MonL—Mrs. Samuel D Stuart, 79, pioneer of Montana and a native of Indiana. NEW YORK.—John Golden, many years président of the United Textile Workers of America. WASHINGTON.—Alvin T. Hert of Louisville, Ky., republican national committeeman from that state. CHICAGO.—Professor Edwin O. Ex cell, 69, evangelist, choir leader and publisher of religious song books. SEATTLE.—Henry R. William®, age 72, formerly vice president of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail way. for KOKOMO, Ind.—Orlando A. Som ers, age 78, former national com mander of the Grand Army of the Republic. DENVER, Col.—Milton Smelling, national president of the steam and operating engineers' union of Wash ington, D. C. BROOKLINE, Mass. Brigadier General John W. Ruckman, 63, ln command of the north Atlantic coast artillery district. ANACONDA—Dr. J. M. Sligh, veteran physician of Montana and Tor 20 years a resident of Anaconda. He was a veteran of the civil war. ! NEW YORK—William B. Cogs I well, founder of the Solvay process and for many years a commanding figure in mining and engineering circles. INDIANAPOLIS.—Colonel F. W Galbraith, Jr., national commander of tlie American Legion, was killed in stantly and two other men escaped serious Injury when an automobile 1n which they were riding went over a 20-foot embankment here Wednesday. HELENA, Mont.—Word was re ceived here recently of the death at Hopewell, Va., of John J. Rohrbaugh. superintendent of the national cem etery at that place. Mr. Rohrbough was a widely known Montana pioneer and past commander of the Montana G. A. R. Harding Declares for It. WASHINGTON—President Harding delivering a commencement address American university, found the subject of world recently at peace oc cupying so prominent a place on the program that he was prompted to de part from his manuscript and declare for the preservation of peace by sovereign states, without Interference of a "super-power."