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Willmar Tribune.
By The Tribune Printing Co.
1WILLMAR. MINN.
E
1 OF II
WEEK'S NEWS
Most Important Happen
ings Told in Brief.
Washington
1
President Taft in bis candidacy for
the presidential nomination in 1912
jwlU receive the unqualified indorse
ment of former President Theodore
Roosevelt, which will be uttered just
as cordially as it was prior to the
campaign of 1908. This is the best
political news Mr. Taft has received
in many months and it comes to him
in a manner that leaves no doubt as
to its authenticity.
One of the unique invitations re
ceived by President Taft came from
(the Anti-Horse Thief association of
Kansas and Oklahoma, which asked
Mr. Taft to come to Arkansas City,
Kan., to address its convention July
19. The president was compelled to
decline the Invitation.
The long expected wool tariff revi
sion bill was presented to the house of
representatives by Chairman Under
wood of the ways and means commit
tee. The measure was accompanied
by a lengthy report from the Demo
crats of the committee in its favor,
while the Republican members unani
mously reported against it. The re
port attacks President Taft and the
tariff board.
Public hearings on the Canadian
reciprocity bill were concluded by the
United States senate finance commit
tee, representatives of the American
Newspaper Publishers' association and
of the Associated Press being the last
to appear before the committee.
B. H. Gary, chairman of the United
States Steel corporation directorate,
told the house committee investigat
ing the steel Industry that enforced
publicity and government control of
corporations must come, even as to
prices. He said he believed the Sher
man anti-trust law was too archaic to
deal with modern situations and never
could fully prevent great combinations
of capital.
•"-^§y
A lively controversy over the execu
tive's right to withhold confidential
papers from a congressional investi
gating committee was precipitated by
flat refusal of Secretary of State
Knox, on the instruction of President
Taft, to lay before the house commit
tee on expenditures in the state de
partment books showing the record
of the payment for the portrait of
ex-Secretary of State Day.
'Domestic)
Colonel Joseph Garrard, U. S. A.,
commanding the cavalry post at Fort
Myer, Va., was severely reprimanded
by the secretary of war, under orders
from President Taft, for reporting ad
versely an application of Frank Bloom,
a private of the Third field artillery,
for the right to take examinations for
promotion to commissioned grade on
the ground of Jewish parentage.
Investigation of conditions in the
lumber industry was begun by a spe
cial federal grand jury impaneled in
Judge Landis' court at Chicago. The
federal inquiry, which aims to secure
evidence which will warrant criminal
prosecution of big lumber dealers,
started in a manner to assure the
greatest secrecy.
Th army transport Buford sailed
favyerecruits
rom San Francisco for Honolulu,
uam and Manila, with 780 army and
for the island stations.
Six hundred hotel men from all
parts of the United States and Canada
are attending the annual meeting of
the Hotel Men's Mutual Benefit asso
ciation in Boston.
Lightning drove George H. Hutton,
a clerk, to commit suicide in Madison
ville, a suburb of Cincinnati. For
ten year's Hutton had been subject
to shocks due to noise and during a
storm shot himself in the head, dying
a few minutes later
Cardinal Gibbons celebrated in Balti
more his golden jubilee as a priest
and silver jubilee as a cardinal. The
exercises were attended by President
Taft, Speaker Clark, Chief Justice
White, Mr. Roosevelt and a great
throng of other distinguished men.
Conspiracy is charged in restricting
bids on supplies for the Puget navy
yard and the assignment of the award
iby the Fowler Metal company to the
•Great Western company at Seattle
iWash. Several arrests have been
made.
I
capsizing of the launch Gallilee
£yThe
a sudden squall on Utah lake, near
alt Lake City caused the drowning
lot six persons, the victims including a
prospective bride and groom in whose
[honor the outing was being given. Ten
(others of the party were rescued
I
1
An amicable adjustment has been
^reached between representatives of
the car men, boilermakers, black
smiths and sheet metal workers of
the Southern railway and other lines,
according to a statement Issued by
the American FedejaJUon of
The passage of a deep waterway
bill is the only subject to be discussed
by the special session of the Illinois
general assembly which will convene
at noon, Wednesday, June 14. The
call for the special session was issued
by Governor Denqen.
The existence of an organized band
of "firebugs," with headquarters in
Chicago, was discovered through the
confession of Leopold Dreyfus, presi
dent of the wholesale clothing firm of
L. Dreyfus & Co. of Chicago, who,
after admitting he had hired agents
of the gang to set fire to his store at
262 South Market street, killed him
self in his home.
A. B. Bankston, former sheriff of
Pulaski county, Illinois, was found not
guilty of the charge of the murder of
Willford French, a policeman of
Cairo, last December, by a jury at
Jonesboro, I1L The jury was out 65
hours.
Two men terrorized the train crew
of a Lake Shore passenger train by
firing revolvers all the way from
Elyria to Sandusky, O. They were
dislodged by Sandusky police. Rob
bery is supposed to have been the
motive of the attack.
Miss Faung Tuln Tsao of Shanghai,
China, who received the degree of
bachelor of science from teachers' col
lege, Columbia university, is the first
of the woman students the Chinese
government sent to America in 1907
to be graduated.
Gov. John F. Shafroth of Colorado
vetoed the so-called tuberculosis bill'
passed at the recent session of the
legislature, which provided for the
registration of all tubercular persons.
Representative Owen J. Evans of
Canton, Stark county, Ohio, created
one of the biggest sensations of the
legislative bribery scandal, by appear
ing before Judge Kinkead of the crim
inal court at Columbus and pleading
guilty to the charge of receiving a
bribe of $100 on the salary loan bill.
He was fined $500.
In suing his wife for divorce H. S.
Smith of McKinney, Tex., gives as
grounds for the action that Mrs.
Smith is strongly opposed to Senator
J. W. Bailey, while he is a supporter
of the senator.
Trevor Arnett, comptroller of the
University of Chicago, who is investi
gating the University of Minnesota's
flnancia' system, has found a deficit
of $80,000 or $90,000, it Is alleged.
Cashier Bren is held, following a story
that he was robbed of $13,000.
The bitter taste of 60 grains of
strychnine in less than a pint of milk
saved Mrs. Ralph Rafel, the young
mother of a six-months-old baby at
Lon Angeles, Cal., from death by poi
son. Her husband has been arrested.
Expressing the belief that any fu
ture war In which the United States
may engage will be decided largely
by battles on the sea. Assistant Secret
tary of the Navy Winthrop In an ad
dress to the graduates of the Annap
olis naval academy said he was im
pressed strongly with the necessity of
maintaining a navy sufficient in power
to diminish to a minimum any danger
of losing control of the sea.
The constitutionality of the penal
sections of the Sherman anti-trust law
were attacked before Judge George A.
Carpenter in the United States district
court at Chicago by attorneys for the
indicted beef packers in their final ef
fort to escape trial on the charge of
being a criminal combination in re
straint of trade.
Personal
Mrs. William Elliott, only daughter
of David* Belasco, theatrical manager,
is dead at Colorado Springs, Colo.
She was married a year ago.
John W. Springer, Denver, Colo.,
banker, has started divorce proceed
ings against his wife, whose name was
connected with the shooting of S. L.
Von Phul, amateur balloonist, who was
shot and killed May 24.
The general convention of the
Church of the New Jerusalem opened
in Chicago with meetings of the coun
cil of ministers.
An inventory of the estate of David
H. Moffatt, filed in the Denver county
court, shows that the testator died
possessed of property worth more
than $15,000,000.
Queen Dowager Margherita granted
an audience to Mrs. Helolse Durant
Rose, the American authoress, in
Rome, and said she would probably
visit the United States in the autumn.
Charles P. Taft of Cincinnati, broth
er of President Taft, was presented to
King George at Buckingham palace by
Whltelaw Reid, the American ambas
sador.
Foreign
Wholesale warrants were Issued In
Mexico City for members of the army
and the Cientifico party, alleging the
complicity in a plot to overthrow Ma
dero. Antonio Villavlcencio was ar
rested and warrants were issued for
six other prominent Mexicans.
In a secluded defile on the road
over which Sultan Mahmed wHl pass
on his tour of Macedonia have been
found large stores of dynamite and
bomb-making apparatus.
Gen. Francisco I. Madero departed
for Mexico City without knowing txftt
an attempt, which almost succeeded,
was made to assassinate him and sev
eral hundred of his guests as they
danced in the customs house at
Juarez. Cruz Rey, 'Yrmer mayor of
the town of Guadalo&pe, was arrested
and a bomb was found upon him.
John Dillon, National member of
the.British parliament for East Hao,
was dangerously Injured on the head
and back in an automobile accidesri
near Dundalk, Ireland.
Prof. N. C. Murray, acting chairman
of the crop reporting board, comment
ing upon the report, said:
"The average of spring wheat shows
a total larger than any previous rec
ord and nearly 9 per cent greater than
last year. On June 1 the crop was
above the average in promise, the
condition and acreage combined being
Totals
52,124,000
35,250,000
7,038,000
Oats
Barley ..
Ryo
Pastures
Hay
State.
Minnesota
North Dakota
South Dakota
Oat Area Lower.
"The acreage of oats was not quite
so large as it was last year, but the
one-tenth of one per cent reduction is
substantially immaterial. The crop
prospects are not so promising as a
year ago. Last year's production was
the largest ever recorded. The con
dition of the crop indicates a yield
per acre of 27.7 bushels as compared
with 31.9 last year and 28 for the av
erage of tho last five years. This
would make a total production of
about 13.3 less than last year, but 4.8
per cent more than the average of
the la6t five years.
"The condition of all crops in the
Pacific northwest, particularly in
Washington and Oregon, is notably
fine. If any one feature of the month
covered by the report stands out
above another, it was the drought
which prevailed during May practical
ly throughout the country. It affected
materially not only the condition of
winter wheat, but also the hay crop,
which is one of the greatest crops of
the country. That drought now, how
ever, has been largely relieved in all
parts of the country."
The Northwest's Prospects.
The northwest has one of the best
general grain prospects reported.
With the exception of South Dakota
all crops in the other two states are
well above the.ten year average and
in none of the three states is there an
average below 90 per cent of normal.
HULK OF MAINE IS VI8IBLE.
First 8tages of Work to Uncover Sunk
en Warship Are Completed.
Havana, Cuba. The first stage of
the actual work of uncovering the
wreck of the battleship was completed
when operations ceased after the wa
ter level within the coffer dam built
around the wreck had been lowered
precisely five feet. This leaves the
portion of the wreck visible above the
water practically the same as on the
night of the disaster before the hull
had time to become imbedded in the
mud at the bottom of the harbor.
Cleveland Gets Charities.
Boston, Mass. Cleveland was se
lected by the -national conference of
charities and correction as the meet
ing place of the next convention.
Wheat Crop of Entire Country
Promises A Record Harvest
Total Yield of 8prlng and Winter Wheat Indicated by June Government Re
port, 764,291,857 Bushels—Condition of All Crops in the North
west Excellent—Pacific Coast Grain Is Promising.
Washington, June I—Promise that
this year's wheat crop will be the
greatest ever produced Is given in the
June crop report, issued today by the
department of agriculture. Estimates
by the experts Indicate that approxi
mately 764,291,857 bushels of wheat
will be harvested In this country this
summer and autumn an increase of
about 68,848,857 bushels over that
garnered last year. Of winter wheat
the indicated yield is almost 980,000,
000 bushels and of spring wheat 284.
000,000 bushels.
Acreage
Grain.
1911 1910
29,044,000
19,742,000
W. wheat. 31,367,000
S. a 20,757,000
48,786,000
35,288,000
7,057,000
2,155,000
85.7
90.2
88.6
81.8
76.8
such as to give hope for a yield of
nearly 23 per cent more than last year
and nearly 17 per cent more than the
average for the last five years.
May Unfavorable Month.
"May was unfavorable for winter
wheat, but nevertheless with the in
creased acreage there probably will
be between three and four per cent
more winter wheat produced than last
year and between six and seven par
cent more than for the average of the
last five years. Combining both spring
and winter wheat, the indications
point to a slightly larger yield per
acre than was produced last year and
about the same yield per acre as dur
ing the last five years. This would
make a total production of all wheat
of 9.9 per cent more than last year
and 10.2 per cent more than the aver
age for the last five years.
Bail Refused Wireless Men.
New York, N. Y. While execution
of the judgment of the court that they
be Imprisoned in the federal peniten
tiary in Atlanta is indefinitely stayed
pending the filing of additional assign
ments of error, Colonel Christopher
Columbus Wilson, president, and four
other officers of the United Wireless
Telegraph company must remain in
the Tombs. The United States circuit
court of appeals refused to permit
the convicted men liberty on bail
pending their appeal.
TRAGEDY IN SAXONY.
German Painter Kills Three and Com
mits Suicide.
Halle, Saxony, Germ. A painter
named Heitel, entered a house where
his wife, with whom he had quarreled,
was sheltered by a woman friend and
shot both women and his infant child.
He stood off the police for three
hour. Finally the officers perpared to
force the door and let in a pack of
savage dogs, whereupon the painter
killed himself.
The following table gives the compar
ative conditions for wheat, oats and
barley.
•Oondltloa
r--Wheat-
WJwat-^ £—Oats—^ /—Barley—,
Jane, 10-yr. Jan*, 10-yr. Jane, 10-yr.
AT. 19U. AT. 1911. AT.
1011,
lUan 06
N. Dak. .... 05
8. Dak. ..... 08
91.0
89.6
90.6
88.5
86.1
The following table gives the harvest prospect in the three northwest
ern states as they show, figured on the usual basis:
Acreage,
1911.
6,283,000
7,582,000
3.796,000
Totals 17,611,000 16,751,000 272.162,100 176,905,000
S3 86 03 85 82
95 80 04 85 04
05 80 04 80 04
In arriving at the prospective wheat
yields in the northwest there is con
siderable confusion. In the first place,
the government has used, evidently,
the old avorage basis for arriving at
the area sown this season, which, ac
cording to the census, was much too
high for Minnesota. It is suggested,
however, that the North Dakota acre
age is too low and that the aggregate
figures of spring wheat acreage in the
three states as estimated now is not
far away from the census area.
A further difficulty presents itself
in estimating the probable harvest.
The following table summarizes the conditions of the leading crops of
the country, based on the June government report, with indicated yields
compared with the final harvest last year:
-Condition Crop,
June, May, June, 10-yr. Indicated
1911 1911 1910 Av. yield.
80.4 86.1 80.0 81.6 479,915,000
94.6 92.8 93.6 284,370,000
Bushels.
Harvest,
1910
464,044,000
231,339,000
764,285,000 695,443,000
966,425,000 1,126,765,000
175,206,000 162,227,000
30,039,000
88.4
90.9
90.2
90.7
91.3
81,3
84.7
Estimated Final
Harvest, Harvest,
1911.
95.738,800
123,479,000
52.864.200
Acreage,
1910.
5,880,000.
7,221.550
3,650.000
1910.
94.080,000
36,105,000
46,720,000
Figured on the basis followed In other
years, the high condition of the crop
In the northwest suggests a total at
the present time of 262,000,000 bush
els, but as the government only esti
mates the total spring wheat yield at
284,000,000 bushels, this gives the Pa
cifio coast, where the promise is good,
only 12,000,000 bushels, which is, of
course, an absurdity.
Winter Wheat States.
Of the winter wheat crop the per
centage of the United States, acreage
in each state, the condition on June 1,
and the 10-year average on June 1.
follows:
States Acreage.
Kansas 15.8
Indiana 8.6
Nebraska 8.5
Illinois 7.1
Missouri 7.0
Ohio 6.5
Pennsylvania 4.9
Texas 4.0
Oklahoma 3.6
Michigan 3.0
California 3.0
Tennessee 2.3
Virginia 2.5
Maryland 2.5
Kentucky 2.4
Washington 2.3
No. Carolina 2.2
Oregon 1.7
So. Carolina 1.6
New York 1.4
10-Yr.
Avg.
74
81
85
82
82
82
89
70
80
80
80
82
86
88
82
93
84
92
80
86
June 1.
65
85
79
85
84
80
82
70
44
88
80
85
81
79
88
98
89
95
85
82
Important Oats States.
Details for important oats states fol
low:
10-Yr.
States. Acreage. June 1. Av.
Iowa 4,752,000 96 92
Illinois 4,410,000 81 87
Minnesota 2,709,000 96 93
Nebraska 2,624,000 89 87
Wisconsin 2,320,000 96 94
Indiana 1,794,000 82 86
Ohio 1,694,000 73 86
No. Dakota 1,628,000 95 94
So. Dakota 1,525,000 90 94
Kansas 1,512,000 62 76
Michigan 1,490,000 85 88
New York 1,325,000 86 90
Pennsylvania 978,000 82 87
Barley Condition.
Details for Important barley states
follow:
10-Yr.
States. Acreage. Av.
Minnesota 1,928,000 95 92
California 1,260,000 80 86
South Dakota 994,000 90 04
North Dakota 918,000 95 94
Wisconsin 875,000 95 93
Iowa 510,000 96 98
Kansas 803,000 66 78
Washington 186,000 95 95
Nebraska^._._.._._. 132,000 87 90
IOWA CONGRESSMAN IS CHOSEN.
W. R. Greene of Audubon Elected to
Succeed Walter I. Smith.
Council Bluffs, Iowa. W. R.
Greene, of Audubon, was elected con
gressman of the Ninth Iowa district
to succeed Walter I. Smith, who re
cently was given a judicial appoint
ment by President Taft Practically
complete returns give Greene a ma
jority of 1,192 over W. S. Cleveland,
his Democratic opponent.
Greene stands opposed to recipro
city, while Cleveland was favorable to
the agreement. Although Cleveland
cut down the majority given Judge
Smith at the last election by 700 votes,
the country vote was strong enough
for Greene to give him a safe ma
jority.
Negro Given Indian Post.
Washington, D. C. Dr. William T.
Vernon, a negro, former register of the
United States l^easury, was appointed
assistant supervisor of schools of the
five civilized Indian tribes by the sec
retary of the interior.
Taft Declines Oregon Invitation.
Washington, D. C. In declining
an invitation to visit Astoria, Oxe., in
August, President Taft indicated to
Representative Lafferty that he ex*
pected to spend the entire month of
August at Beverly.
Freight Wreck Kills Five.
Fairfield, Connecticut. One of the
most disastrous freight wrecks in the
history of the New Haven road oc
curred near here, when four freight
trains piled into each other, killing
five trainmen, injuring at least seven,
two fatally, and leaving two unac
counted for.
County Option Dead In Wisconsin.
Madison, Wisconsin. The bill for
county option in Wisconsin was indefi
nitely postponed by the assembly by
yotejtf 6J5JD_IZ.
ia
ROBBED OF 513,000
ft D. BREN SAYS THREE MEN
HELD HIM UP ON THE
CAMPUS.
CASHIER AT STATE UNIVERSITY
Alleged Robbery Took Place Within a
Stone's Throw of University
4
of Minnesota, in Broad
Daylight
Minneapolis, Minn.,—His collar and
clothing disarranged and bespattered
with mud, Joseph D. Bren, accountant
of the University of Minnesota, rushed
up to the medical building at the uni
versity and reported he had been held
up by three men on one of the college
walks and robbed of $13,000 belonging
to the students. Mr. Bren had drawn
the money from the Northwestern Na
tional Bank, and was taking it to the
university to refund to the departing
Btudents the sums they deposited at
the first of the year to insure payment
In the event of damage to apparatus
and books entrusted to their care.
Mr. Bren said he had boarded an in
terurban street car and rode to the
east end of the Washington avenue
bridge over the Mississippi, where he
alighted and started along Prospect
avenue towards the Northern Pacific
tracks. Near the tracks a path drops
down the hill and across the tracks
at the bottom. Mr. Bren said he had
crossed the tracks and was moving
up the hill on the other side of the
glen when the robbery oocurred.
Cut Across to Save Time.
*T had just reached the large oak
tree near a settee, midway in the hill,
when a man stepped out from behind
the tree. I was carrying the satchel
with the $13,000 in my left hand. I
took that path because it was a short
er cut and I knew that there was a
line of students waiting for money.
"The man grabbed me about the col
tar and drew me towards the edge of
the bank overlooking the river. We
struggled and he threw me back and
down on the ground. I lay on my
back and he stood above me with
one hand on my throat and the other
pressing a revolver in my face.
"Just then two other men came up
the hill. They must have been hiding
near in the trees about the tracks.
The man on top of me handed them
the satchel while he went through my
pockets. When the other two men
saw the amount of money in the
leather bag the man who had gone
through my pockets threw my watch
and papers back at me and told me
to be quiet.
None Knew He Had Cash.
"No one but those in the account
ant's office knew that I was going to
get the money, although there had
been a placard on the door of my of
fice for the last two days announcing
that I would pay out the refund
money.
"There was $1,000 in $5 gold pieces,
$400 in dollar bills, and about the rest
fn $20 bills. The miscellaneous re
ceipts, I was carrying to the Univer
sity and they were to be deposited
later at the St. Anthony Falls Bank to
the credit of the University and later
transferred to the state."
Others Failed to See Men.
Frank Raab, an assistant in the
chemistry laboratory of the state
board of health in the medical build
ing, was the first to hear of the rob
restigation of Mr. Bren's story.
Bren was locked up* in the Central
station after he had been closeted
with the chief of police and an assist
eery. Mr. Bren shouted to him as he
came up from the ravine. Raab called
police headquarters and detectives re
sponded. Students and two co-eds
who preceded Mr. Bren over the same
path told the detectives that they had
aot seen any one on the path.
The story told by Mr. Bren is dis
puted in part by O. P. Lilley, who
keeps the Seven Corners hotel. He
dad been taking treatment at the free
dispensary and says he was crossing
the Washington avenue bridge this
morning at the time of the alleged
robbery. Mr. Bren said that the two
men who took the satchel ran to the
bridge, about 1,000 feet away, and
after he had been released by the man
who held him he ran to the top of the
embankment, about fifty feet away,
looked back across the bridge and saw
the two men running across it. Mr.
Lilley declared he was on the bridge
it the time and that two men did not
run or walk across the bridge, and
that only one man was on the bridge.
The police are making a rigid ta
int county attorney for more than an
hour. He told several conflicting stor
ies, which threw a doubt on tne vera
city of his first report of the holdup.
Detective Broderick filed charges of
grand larceny against Bren. He was
released on $2,500 bond, signed by
Frank Bren, his father, and Samuel A.
Bren, his brother, both of Hopkins.
ALLEGED WHITE SLAVER TAKEN.
Virginia Man, Arrested, on Way to
Duluth for Trial.
Virginia.—A Deputy Marshal took
Charles Sevier, charged with white
slavery, to Duluth for trial. Sevier
admits writing many letters to
girls and paying their transportation
to various cities. He says he paid the
transportation of many Hibbing girls
to St. Louis several years ago. He
says he is a cigar salesman, and that
he has a wife and sister in Duluth.
HAMLINE PREXY RESIGNS.
Head of University Decides to Retire
From Active Executive.
Minneapolis. After being at
the head of Hamline university for
more than 20 years, President George
H. Bridgman tendered his resignation
to the board of trustees at the annual
meeting. It is 'to go into effect in
June, 1912, when Dr. Bridgman will be
given the honorary'title of president
emeritus, and retained on the univer
sity staff in some responsible position.
*43&
Washington, D. a Statistics rela
tive to the leading crops for the
state of Minnesota collected at the
thirteenth decennial census, April 15,
1910, are contained in an official state
ment issued by Acting Census Director
Falkner. It is based on tabular sum
maries prepared under the direction of
Dr. Le Grand Powers, chief statistician
for agriculture, in the bureau of the
census.
The figures are preliminary and sub
ject to slight revision later, when a
few other farms, whose returns are
now incomplete, are included in the
final tables. It is not expected that
these additions will materially modify
the amounts or rates given In the pres
ent statement. The leading crops in
1909, ranked in the order of valuation,
were: Wheat, $56,009,000 oats, $34,
020,000 corn, $30,461,000 hay and for
age, $26,724,000 barley, $17,215,000
potatoes, $7,707,000 flaxseed, $4,861,
000, and rye, $2,680,000.
Acreage Falls Off.
From 6,560,707 acres in 1899 the
wheat acreage fell off in 1909 to 3,277,
039 acres, a decrease of 50 per cent.
Prior to 1909 each census showed an
increase. In 1879 the wheat acreage
was 3,044,670 and in 1889, 3,372,627.
Hence at the present time the wheat
acreage is less than it was twenty
years ago, but slightly more than it
was thirty years ago.
In 1899 wheat had an acreage larger
than that of all other cereals com
bined, while in 1909 it exceeded the
acreage in oats by less than 10 per
cent. The yield of wheat per acre was
reported as seventeen bushels, the
value an acre $17.10.
From 1899 to 1909 the acreage in
oats increased from 2,201,325 acres to
2,977,264, or 35.2 per cent. During the
preceding decade the increase was 39.4
per cent. Since 1879 the increase in
acreage has been constant. From 617,
469 acres in that year it rose to 1,579,
258 in 1889 and again to 2,201,325 in
1899. The aggregate yield in 1909 was
93,885,164 bushels the average yield
per acre, 32 bushels the average value
per acre, $11.40.
Corn Acreage Increases.
From 1899 to 1909 the acreage of
corn increased from 1,441,580 acres to
2,004,107, or 39 per cent as compared
to an increase of 59.9 per cent during
the 10 years preceding. Corn average
has inceased steadily, but not so rap
idly as that of oats. From 438,737
acres in 1879 it advanced to 901,690 in
1889, and then to 1,441,580 in 1899.
The total yield in 1909 was 67,777,912
STEELCO. AIDS MINE VICTIMS
OF THE DISA8TER IN VIRGINIA
DISTRICT.
Company, in One Instance, Clears
Debt on Home and Will Edu
cate Seven Orphans.
Duluth. The U. S. Steel Corpora
tion, through its mining division, the
Oliver Iron Mining company, has made
prompt and liberal settlement with
the heirB of the 14 men who were
killed in the Norman mine at Virginia,
March 11, and has taken upon itself
the matter of caring for and provid
ing opportunity for the education of
seven orphans, the children of one
of the dead miners. Paul Paulson.
The company settled with all of the
heirs on a basis of the maximum
amount provided for by law, $5,000
in each case, everything being done
out of court. In addition to paying
the Paulson children that sum for the
death of their father, the company has
paid the balance due on the Paulson
home, paid up all other debts that
were outstanding, so that there may
be no claim against the $5,000 for the
children, and, in addition, the com
pany will pay $10 a month for the
care of each of the children, whose
ages range from 2 to 12 years, until
each is 18 years old. The children
live with an aunt at Virginia, and it
is the plan of the mining company that
each child shall have the opportunity
under the arrangement to acquire a
high school education.
President W- J. Olcott, of the Oliver
Iron Mining "company, regards the
Norman disaster as a calamity, and
so suggested to President Farrell and
Judge Gary, of the steel corporation,
that a liberal policy be pursued in
dealing with the heirs of the victims,
and it met with their hearty approv
al.
Blind Students in Musical Program.
Faribault.—The closing exercises
and annual musical review of the Min
nesota School for the Blind were
held at the institution. The principal
feature of the exercises was the ex
cellent musical program presented by
the students. There was one graduate,
John Rogers Stachpole of the high
school course. His essay was on "Elec
tricity and Its Uses." Rev. Francis L.
Palmer of the visiting board delivered
an address. Honorable E. H. Loyheed
presented the diplomas.
FIFTY TAKE K. OF C. DEGREES.
St. Peter. Many prominent lodge
workers from all parts of Minnesota
came to St. Peter to attend an initia
tion conducted by St. Peter council,
Knights of Columbus. Delegations
were present from Minneapolis, St.
Paul, New Ulm, Mankato, Belle Plaine
and Faribault, and a class of 50 can
didates was initiated.
The work was begun in the morning
and the first two degrees were given
by a team from the New Ulm council,
the third being conducted by District
Deputy Neal Cronin
Federal Official Dead at His Desk.
Fort Dodge, Iowa. Captain
W. H. Johnston, a deputy United
States court clerk, was found dead,
seated at his desk in clerk's office here.
He was 76 years old. The cause of his
death has not been ascertained.
Sister of Late President Garfield Dies*
Los AngeleB, Calif. Mehitabel G»
Trowbridge, 90 years old, a sister of
former President Garfield, died here.
Mrs. Garfield, the widow of the former
president, at present on Long Island,
has been notified.
I CROP REPORT SHOWS GREAT GAIN
bushels the average yield per acre,
34 bushels the average value per acre,
$15.20.
The acreage devoted to hay and for
age in 1909 was 8,944.422. It has been
constantly Increasing. With 1,053,378
acres in 1879 It rose to 2,709,191 in
1889 and 1,167,690 1899. The in
crease since 1899 has been 24.9 per
cent. The total yield In 1909 was 6,
041,883 tons the average yield per
acre, 1.5 tons the average value per
acre, $6.80.
From 1899 to 1909 the acreage in
barley increased from 877,854 acres to
1,573,836, or 79.3 per cent. Since 1879,
when 116,020 acres were harvested,
this crop has multiplied more than thir-,
teenfold. In 1899 there were 358,510
acres in barley and in 1899 877,845, the
increase in the last 10 years being
most conspicuous. During the decade,
preceding 1899 barley increased. 144.9
per cent. The total yield in 1909 was
34,928,545 bushels the average yield
an acre, 22 bushels the average value
an acre, $10.90.
From 1899 to 1909 potatoes increased
in acreage from 146,659 to 230,713
acres, or 57.3 per cent. The total yield
in 1909 was 26,803,145 bushels the
average yield an acre 116 bushels the
average value an acre, $33.40.
From 1899 to 1909 the acreage of
flaxseed increased from 566,801 acres
to 358,565, or $6.7 per cent. The total
yield In 1909 was 3,278,000 bushels
the average yield an acre, 9 bushels
the average value an acre, $13.60.
From 1899 to 1909 the acreage of
rye Increased from 118,869 acres to
266,604, or 124.3 per cent. The figures
for 1899 had indicated an increase of
56,000 acres, or 89.1 per cent over
those of 1899. The total yield in 1909
was 4,426,208 bushels the average
yield an acre, 17 bushels the average
value an acre, $10.05.
The cereals had an aggregate acre
age of 10,140,389 acres in 1909, as
against 11,207,026 In 1899, a decrease
of 1,066,637 acres, or 9.5 per cent.
There was, however, an increase in
totaryield of these crops of 16,167,103
bushels. The average value of cereals
an acre in 1909 was $13.90, a little
over twice that of hay and forage.
Wheat shows the highest average val
ue per acre of the cereals buckwheat
the lowest Of the hay and forage
crops, alfalfa is well above the rest in
average value an acre. There are but
a small number of miscellaneous crops,
though the average values per acre of
several of them are well above those
of the more usual crops.
LEGISLATORS ARE SCORED.
Development League Criticize Them
For Killing Reapportionment.
Duluth. Northern Minnesota
officially resented the refusal of
the 1911 legislature to pass a fair re
apportionment bill. By a unanimous
vote, resolutions were passed by the
Northern Minnesota Development as
sociation protesting against the treat
ment of the upper part of the state
and condemning the legislature's ac
tion for passing the so-called seven
senator bill. The refusal of the legis
lature to pass a reapportionment bill
Is termed a great injustice to the
northern and undeveloped scetions and
the association pledged Itself to use
every horrible means to obtain a air
bill at the next session In 1913.
The resolutions were a compromise
between the conservative and radical
members of the association, the former
favoring a dignified silence in ignoring
the action of the legislature, and the
latter favoring strong resolutions nam
ing members who opposed the bill be
cause of legislative influence. The ac
tion is considered a victory for the
radical members.
When W. B. Mitchell of St. Cloud
presented the reapportionment resolu
tions which were adopted, members
expressed themselves freely in criticiz
ing the legislature for its alleged fail
ure to give northern Minnesota justice.
F. J. McPartlin of Koockiching declar
ed that it was caused by the influence
of' the special interests and that it
was the duty of northern Minnesota to
resent their interference. He added
that the mere passage of resolutions
was not sufficient and that it was up
to the association to create a senti
ment in favor of reapportionment
which would compel southern Minne
sota legislators to vote for the bill.
"If we can create a sentiment among
the people, victory is ours," said Mr.
McPartlin. "It might be well for us
not to antagonize the legislature. We
can accomplish more by entreaty."
A resolution presented by W. B.
Mitchell condemning the legislature
for the passage of the seven-senator
bill received the unanimous support of
the convention.
The association, which is on a cam
paign to secure reapportionment in
1913, adjourned to .meet in St. Cloud
next December, when plans will be for
mulated and agreed upon for a cam
paign which will be state-wide and in
tended especially to reach the south
ern part of the state.
MONEY FOR INDIANS.
White Earth Chieftains to Get $1,5CG
Expenses.
Washington.—Representative Millei
yesterday introduced a bill providing
for the payment of not more than $1,
500 to the Indians of White Earth res
ervation who, under the leadership of
Rev. Clement H. Beauleau and Chief
Rainy Cloud, came to Washington last
March to present certain complaints
before several congressional commit
tees.
FERRIS DECLINES OFFICE.
Will Not Become "Provisional Presi
dent" of Lower California.
San Diego, California. Captain
Henry James of the insurgent fore*
at Tia Juana made public a letter
to the insurgent troops from Dick Fer
ris, the Los Angeles aviation enthusi
ast, declining the provisional presi
dency of Lower California. Simulta*
neously James announced that a new
election would be held to choose
successor to General Pryce.
Practical Fashions
MI88E8' APRON.
4827
This plain style of apron is one to
be worn when aiding in household
tasks or engaged in other occupation
which is likely to injure the dress be
neath. The apron is high in the neck
and has full length sleeves. There is a
square yoke across the front and back
and the balance of the apron material
is gathered and attached to the lower
edge of this. If desired the yoke may
be cut out as shown in the small dia
gram, and the sleeves shortened to
puffs or omitted entirely as preferred.
In this case the apron is more or
namental. In addition to gingham for
heavy use there is also cross bar lawn,
cambric and other' wash materials
which are all pretty in both white and
colors.
The pattern (4827) is cut in sizes 10
to 18 years. Medium size requires
3% yards of 36 inch material, with
sleeves.
To procure this pattern send 10 cents
to "Pattern Department," of this paper.
Write name and address plainly, and be
sure to give size and number of pattern.
NO. 4827. SIZE.
NAME
TOWN
STREET AND NO
8TATE
IN PEASANT EFFECT.
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While the plain shirt waist cannot
pave any decorative features added to
It, it may have novelties In cut without
losing its character of tailor made.
The illustration shows how the peas
ant cut has been used in this plain
model. The sleeve is In one piece with
the side of the waist, the seam of join*
Jng being concealed under the tuck at
each shoulder. There is also an un
dersleeve and underarm gore In one
piece which fits the sleeve comfort
ably. These plain waists are made of
f.H mannish fabrics, such as percale,
madras, cambric and the like.
The pattern (5444) is cut in sizes 32
to 42 inches bust measure. Medium
size requires 2% yards of 36 inch ma
terlaL
•^To«,p^9cupe«th,s Pattern send 10 cents
l°r_.?attern Department," of this paper,
write name-and address plainly, and be
sure to give size and number of pattern.
NO. 5**4-
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NAME.
TOWN
STREET A N NO.
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ILLUSTRATING IT.
"Algernon," asked the pretty girl,
"what is this 'scientific management'
everybody is talking about nowadays
*1 can demonstrate that, Mildred."
answered Algernon, "more effectually,
perhaps, than I can define It"
With one sweep of his left arm he
drew her to him.
With one motion of his right hand
he placed her head, face upward, on
his shoulder.
Then, with one motion of his head.
he pressed his lips to hers.
"In brief, Mildred, it is the accom
plishing of a desired result with the
fewest possible movements."
"I think, Algernon," softly spoke the
pretty girl, releasing herself, "I prefer
the old, unscientific methods."
The Newest Sleeves.
Two-thirds of the dresses sent out
by smart designers have fancy sleeves,
often transparent, sometimes by no
means so. The dimensions of the
sleeves are always small when the
material is of close weave and about
half the elaborate evening frocks, par
ticularly for matrons, are sleeveless,'
with inch-wide bretelles to support
'the waists, many of which are astos*'
ishingly decollete.—Harper's Baser.
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