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THE STATE WILL UNDOUBTEDLY HAVE DIG WHEAT CROP. REPORTS ARE PROMISING Harvester Agencies Report an Aver age Yield of Twenty Bushels to the Acre State Fair to De a Hummer. Nebraska linn again produced a bum. per wheat crop, despite unfavorable climatic conditions during the spring season when the weather was the coldest In the history of the state. Tile whont cutting Is now complete, and the threshing Is In progress In every county In the grain belt. Reports from every section of the state dis close that the total yield Is In excess of the average, being almost as groat ns a year ago The quality of the grain is excellent. Charles E. Haynle, stato agent of the International Harvester company, snld Iho other day: "Reports from our agents In all parts of Nobrnska bIiow that the average yield or wlntor wheat Is nearly twenty bushels to the ncro. I bololvc the to tal will be as much as last year, when Iho figures wero In oxcess of 50 mil lion bUBholB. Tho quality . Ib No. 2 hard. Wheat grading lower than No. 2 Ib a rarity. Tho long spell of cold weather In . tho early spring did not hurt wheal, It simply retarded tho growth of the plant, while during May and Juno climatic conditions wore ideal. The splendid yield shows that winter wheat Is a suro crop In Ne braska, gvch with tho most unfavor able weather early In tho saason that tho stato has over known." P. D. Levering of tho Central Gran aries company, which has olovators throughout the wheat bolt, said: "Tho total yield will run about -15 million bushels, pr nearly as much as a year ago. The quality is oxcollont and tho farmers are realizing from ton to twelve contB more per bushel than in 190G. The scare over green bugs and cold weather In tho spring was a fako all tho time." Tho Agricultural department's esti mate of tho Nebraska wheat area Is 2,517,000 acres. Last year's, crop, ac cording to tho government, was 52, 288,000 bushels. State Levy Seven Mills. Tho state board of assessment al most completed its work, with tho exception of entering n final ordor, by ordering an Increase of 15 por cent In tho vnluatlon of mrchnndlse In Doug las county and n reduction of 5 per cent on morchandlso In Lancaster county and levying a total stato tax of 7 mills on tho dollar valuation TIiIb Is the sftino levy that was made last year, but under tho Increased valuation of all property In the state will produce a larger rovonuo. Tho 1 mill tax for tho rodomptlon of out standing stato warrants and tho 1 mill tax for tho support of tho university are lovlos required by law and the board cannot change tlipm. Tho levy for tho general fund was Increase! from 4 1-2 mills o 5 mills, making a total of 7 mills. No levy was mado for n school tax. A section of tho stat uto requires such a tax, but tho legis lature sought to repeal this tax and showed its intention by repoaling a section of tho statute that provides for a tax of that nature and defines how tho tax shall bo expended. was tho opinion of tho board that In view of the repoaling act of tho legis lature and tho further fact that the logiBlaturo appropriated $100,000 for the support of weak school district.' and high schools no school tax should be levied. New State Depositories. Tho Sutton National bank has given a bond for $4,000 and has boon desig nated a state depository. Tho First National bank of North Bond and tho National bank of Ashland, each bond ed for $5,000 have also been made de positories. Those banks will bo given tho atato funds that aro now ln tho Commercial National bank of Fremont, the First National and tho German Na tional of Hastings and tho Fullerton National bonk. Each of these hns from $2,000 to $5,000 of state funds, but they do not caro to pay tho now rato of Interest which hns been in creased from 2 por cent to 3 por cent. I Must Bear Polton Label. Representative D. J. Klllen of Gago county, president of tho shito phar maceutical association, conforrod with Food Commissioner J. W. Johnson. They arrived at the understanding that compounds containing opiates or poisons must bo so labeled and that physicians who put up their own pre scriptions must do the samo. Retailors must take their own risk ln selling patent medicines guaranteed by mauu facturors outside of the Btate. i PROMISES TO BE BEST EVER State Fair at Lincoln to Have ExcN lent Exhibits In all Department. Tho SUto Pair to be hold at Lin coin, September 2-G, gives promise of being the greatest State Fair ever hold In Nobruska. Socotary W. R. Mollor Informs us that the exhibits In all departments are very heavy, and promise to exceed In magnitude- those of laBt year, which was tho record breaker heretofore. The management have secured Chas J. Strobe! and his airship, which are now making Mights at tho Jamestown Exposition, to make dally lllghts at dur Fair. The stake races have 128 horses named lr them, as against 52 named last year, and this feature of the Fair Is looked forward lo with great anticipation by tho horso lovers. Fully 25 per cent more swlno will bo exhibited this year than last, and all tho live stock departments arc receiving an abundance of entries. If no more entries of county collective exhibits aro received from now on, Agricultural hall will have a finer ex hibit than over before. Nebraska has tho best agricultural exhibit shown at any fair 1 tt tho United States, and such nn exhibit Is a credit to our stato and worth going miles to see. The Im plement section Is oven greater than that of last year, and a farmer con templating tho purchase of a pleco of machinery will secure tho host of sat- sfactlon by comparing tho dlffeiont kinds of tho same machine, nil of which will be shown by experts, who can toach you tho points of superiority,' State Treasurer's Report. State Treasurer L. G. Brian's report for tho month of July shows a bal ance of $439,175.23 on hand, of which $133,071.35 Is cash on deposit Instate leposltotios, and $5,5015. S8 cash on land. Tho redemption fund, derived f i om a one-mill tax levy, amounted to 23,109.09 during tho month and about tho same amount was paid out for tho redemption of outstanding state war- ants. Tho total trust funds unin vested including $145,550.22 In the per manent school fund. Is $1 i8,G80.55. Tho total state funds Invested In In terest bearing securities Is now$7,G72,. 1G7.82, an Increase of $04,332.02 during tho month. These Investments com prise $G,G35,137.35 in bonds and $1,- 037,030.17 In stato warrants. Dr. Man8felde for Regent. Dr. A. S. von Mansfolde, of Ashland, will be a candidate for nomination for regent of the university. He has filed a request with tho secretary of stato to have his name on the republican primary ballot. Tho following live tiled as candidates for district judge: A. R. Olson. Wlsnor. republican. Eighth district; Honry E. Maxwell, Omaha, republican, Fourth district; El- wood T. Hadson, Schuyler, republican, Sixth district; L. K. Alder, Alnsworth, republican, Fifteenth district. Food and Drug Inspectors. Deputy Food Commissioner J. W. Johnson has announced tho appoint ment of Mrs. Harriet A. MacMurphy of Omaha food Inspector, undor tho now food. drug,, and dairy law. Mr. Molynoaux, a pharmaceutical chemist of Omaha, has been amiolntod drmr inspector. James Uerkoff, a graduate of tho state agricultural college of kwa, whose homo Is ln Iowa, has boon added to tho list of dairy inspec tors. Death Warrant Issued. Clerk 11. C. Llndsoy of the supreme court has Issued on behalf of tho court a death warrant. It directs Warden A. D. Beeiner, of the peni tentiary, to hang Harrison Clark, the negro who was convicted In Omaha of tho murder of Joseph Floury. The death penalty has been affirmed by tho supremo court and that tribunal baa vol August 30, between tho hours of 1 1 a. m. and 3 p. m. as the time. Packing House at Alliance. Independent packing houses will bo constructed in Havolock nnd Alliance. Nob. Tho Allianco company, with a capital stock of $25,000, fully sub scribed, lilod Its articles of incorpora tion with tho secrotary of stato, while Charles Williams of Sioux City is now in Havolock organizing a company there. Both concerns will do a com. pleto packing business, the capacity o) the Allanco concorn being 100 bcevef a day. Guard Encampment August 12. Tho Impression that tho date of the national guard encampment may bo postponed has spread among the offi cers of tho guard and many havo written to ascertain tho probable date. It is announced at tho ofllco of Adju tant General Schwarz that no change will bo mado in tho dato. Tho camp will open Monday, August 12. Rooms State Fair Week. If you are going to attend tho Stath Fair and havo no room In which to sleep, JiiBt write Socretary Whltten of tho Commercial Club, Lincoln and ho will secure you a nlco room for Fair Week September 2-G. A list of 3,000 rooms besides tho natural hotel faclli- ttlos will be seen rod, so there will bo plenty of xlaspkng room for everyone. GOING GOV. FRANTZ NOMINATED Oklahoma Republicans Name Him for Another Term. Platform Contains Antl-Truet Plank and Favors Removal of Restric tions to Indian Lands. Tulsa, I. T. Gov. Frank Frantz was Thursday night nominated by ac clamation for governor by the repub lican state convention. By a voto of 1,3 1G to 214 the conven tion deckled to put out a Btnto tick et. The proposition came with the report on order of business. Frantz Is now In absolute control of tho con vention. Thursday afternoon the following telegram was received from Presl dent Roosevelt to whom earlier In the day a message assuring him of tin. endorsement of the convention was sent: "I have a special fooling for Ok lahoma and Indian territory and assure thorn of my supoprt to any thing that will further their Interests. The nominations wero not complet ed Thursday night. The convention adjourned at 11:30 until Friday morn ing. In addition to governor tho fol lowing nominations were mado: Lieut. Gov. N. J. Turk, Mcintosh; Secretary of state, T. N. Robnett, Carter; At torney General, S. P. Reld, Canadian; State Treasurer, M. Stlllwell, Wash ington. Tho platform contains an anti-trust plunk, favors tho removal of restrlc tlons from Indian lands and endorses good roads but remains silent on the prohibition question. Rushing Supplies to Philippines. San Francisco, Calif. Large quan tities of merchandise, ammunition and supplies of overy description for use of the army In tho Philippines aro being forwarded to tho islands. With in tho next few days four transports tho Logan, Warren, Crook and Buford will sail for their destination loaded to tholr full capacity with military stores. In addition they will carry 3,- 000 men of tho Twenty-sixth and Twenty-ninth Infantry and casuals, be sides a number of prominent officers. Murdered by Moroccan Tribesman. Tangier, Morocco. On the pretext that they were displeased with tho harbor works, three tribes, Wednes day raided Casablanca, one of the chief seaports of Morocco and mas sacred the native guards and seven Europeans. Tho other Europeans In tho city, togethor with a number of Jews, took rofugo on a Gorman ship, which has arrived here. Tho French cruiser Galllleo sailed for Casablauca Wednesday night. To Construct Largest Tunnel. Paris, France. The minister of pub- lie works has approved tho project of the department of brldgos and roads for tho construction of a canal to con nect th vj Uo of tno whjno witu the port of Marseilles. The project in volves a tunnol sovon kllomoterB In length at a cost of $6,900,000. This tunnol measured by the amount of dirt oxcavated will bo the largest in tho world. Gen. Powell Dead. St. Paul, Minn. Brigadier Gen- oral Charles Franclsc Powell, U. S. A., retired, died at tho homo of his brother In this city Tuesday, aged G3 years. UP. A NEW TRUST PROBE. A Bill In Equity Calls for an Account ing from the American Sugar Refining Company. Tronton, New Jersey. A bill in equity which calls upon the Ameri can Sugar Refining company to give an account of Its business for the past four yiars was filed before Chan cellor Maglo Friday on behalf of Geo. H. Earle, Jr., receiver of the Pennsyl vania sugar refining company of Phil adelphia. The suit, It is said, Is the only one of the kind ever filed In this country nnd tho step taken by the receiver of tho Pennsylvania com pany may be the means of opening an ontlre now field for Investigating trusts. Tho suit is separate from that for $30,000,000 damages which Earlq instituted against the American Su gar Refining company in Now York. Earle holds that In procuring the controlling interest In the pennsyl yan,a compnuy ln 1903( the Amerlcan company became a trustee for the concern, and 1b responsible to It for an accounting although tho American company never oporatod the Pennsyl vania company's plant. Long-Distance Phototelegraphy. Borlln, Germany. Most successful experiments ln long-distance photo tologhaphy wore carried out Wednes day night by Professor Stern from Aiunicn to ijernn. for tno purpose tho government loaned a direct wire apparatus, which was operated with out a hitch. Photographs of Emperor William, tho crown prince and ProfeB sor Storn wore received hero over the wire, faultlessly dovoloped. Tho ex perlmonts will be continued next week from Berlin to Munich. Ramesis II Was a Fraud. London, England. Egyptologists claim that they have discovered that Rameses II was a fraud and that he Is not entitled to the appellation of "Great" which historians have glv en him. Recent explorations, It le stat ed, have developed the fact that the many temples and monuments bear Ing his name, and therefore suppos edly his work, existed n thousand years before him. Tho explorers be llovo tho king was vain and caused his name to be cut everywhere. Ger.r.ans Raise Horses in Kentucky. Berlin, Ger. The German gov eminent Is about to send a number of full-blooded Trakhenr stallions from the royal breeding farms near tho Russian frontier to the stock farm at Fields Plnco within the Koiitucky blue grass region, which wns leased some time ago by tho government for tho purposo of breeding cavalry horses for tho German army. Failed to Settle Strike. Donvor, Colo. Negotiations look Ing to a settlement of the strlko of local switchmen nnd yardmen of the Colorado and Southern railroad came to an end Friday afternoon when two propositions from each sido wero re jected. Sarah's Name It Not There. Paris, Franco. The Associated ProsB loams from an authoritative sourco that tho name of Sarah Bom hardt, ln spite of tho reports that havo been current for a year or more Is not to bo Included In tho forthcom Ing list of now members of tho Legion of Honor. Brltt Wins in 20 Rounds. San Francisco, Calif. Jimmy Brltt fought a masterly battle with Battling Nelson Wednesday night winning tho decision at tho end of tho 20th round DISSOLVE POWDER TRUST The Government Has Filed a Suit Against the Combination. t is Alleged a Monopoly In Restraint of Trade Exists Receivers May Be Appointed. Washington, D. C. Tho govern ment Tuesday filed in the United States circuit court at Wilmington, Del., a petition against E. I. Depont Do Nomours & Co., the E. I. Dupont De Nomours Powder company (of New Jersey), and 24 othor corpora tions and 17 Individuals connected with tho 2G corporations which are made defendants In tho petition. Tho petition relates that all of the ofendants aro engaged in Interstate trade and commerco In gunpowder and other high oxploslvos and aro vio- atlng the act of July 2, 1890, com monly known ns tho Sherman anti trust act. It seeks to prevent and re strain the unlawful oxlstlng agree ments, contracts, combinations, and conspiracies In restraint of such trade and commerco to prevent nnd restrain tho attempts on tho part of tho de fondants to monopolize such trade and commerco, and to dissolve tho existing monopolies therein. Tho govornmont asks, In its prayer for relief, that thoso operating com panies bo enjoined and restrained from operating and engaging In In terstate commerce in the United States or that receivers bo appointed to take over their business. BOARD CANNOT AGREE. Missouri Pacific Given Nnlety Day? To Repair Tracks Committee of Experts Wanted. v St. Louis. Missouri. Following a mooting of tho board of railroad and warehouse commissioners during which tho recent Inspection of the Missouri Pacific tracks was warmly discussed and Commissioners Oglesby and WIghtman disagreed with Chair man Knott concornlng tho finding, it was announced Wednesday that the board's recent order reducing tho speed limit of Missouri Pacific trains has boon sot aside and the road will bo given 90 days in which to make repairs. Chairman Knott stated that Gov. Folk will be requested to ap point a commltteo of railroad experts to make an inspection of the Missouri Pacific tracks and report, in the hope of terminating tho board's disagree ment in opinion regarding the con dition of the tracks. Santa Ft Train Ditched. Arkansas City, Kansas. North bound Santa Fo passenger train No. 11G loft tho track and went Into t'ie ditch seven miles from Red Rock, Okla., Thursday morning, killing the engineer and wounding numerous pas sengers. A coach, chair car and bag gage car, as well as the engine, went Into the ditch. D. C. Mack, the engi neer, was killed and C. J. Kanzer the fireman, was scalded about the legs. Fourteen passengers wero Injured but no deaths wore reported. Will Not Contest Two-Cent Fare6. Detroit, Michigan. F. W. Stevens, general solicitor for tho Pero . Mar quette railroad, has announced that tho railroad will not contest tho two cent fare law which goes into effect September 28. Mr. Stevens says that the two-cent rato Is accepted in the hope that tho increased patronage prodlcted by Governor Warner will bo realized and that In tho "distant fu ture" tho net earnings may permit a fair return in dividends upon the valuo of tho property used ln tho passongor sorvlco. Cannot Turn Back Japanese. Washington, D. C. The stato do partment has taken up with Mexico tho subject of Immigration of Jap anese coolies Into tho United States across tho Mexican border. The prac tice of thus bringing in this undosir able and forbidden element has as sumed alarming proportions and the Inspectors of tho immigration service and being taxed beyond their abilities to discover and turn back such Japa nese. Offered Judgeship to Benson. Topoka, Kan. Governor E. W. Hoch Thursday telegraphed to For mer United States Senator Alfred W. Benson, who is at prosont in Washing ton, D. C, offering him tho vacancy on the stato supromo bench caused S the doath of Justice Adrian L. Greene. Senator Benson Immediate ly replied, stating that ho would ac cept. Pennsylvania's Coal Output. Harrisburg, Pa. James E. Rod orlck, chief of tho stato department of mines, Thursday transmitted to Governor Stuart his report for 190G, in which he says that dm Ing tho year Pennsylvania produced 201,072,199 tons of bituminous and anthracite coal, yielding a revenue approximating $GOO,0000.000.