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OMAHA'S BIG SHOW. NAMED A STATE TICKET.
A HERITAGE OF DEBT What the Cleveland Bond Issues Cost the Country. Faets StioTvlaff That Prtitnt lnor moum Gold Ileeerro Saoatd Xot II Credited to the Last Fre Trad Admlalatratlaa. The assertion ia frequently made by nem1es of the administration, that the enormous net gold reserve now In the treasury ia due to the policy of the Cleveland administration in selling bonds during 1894 and 1893. The facta show that the atatemcnt is entirely Jalse. The election of Mr. Cleveland In 1892 was regarded as unmistakably foreshad owing u free trade policy, with all the disturbing conditions' incident to such a change in revenue laws. Consequently depression in business nml in industrial enterprises began almost immediately after the result of the election was an nounced. At the close of the Harrison admin istration the net gold in the treasury was $103,284,219. The Wilson free trade bill was introduced at the special session of Congress in August, 1S93. The silver purchasing clause of the act had been repealed by the house, atul and business was partially reviving, but the free trade bill caused an unfavor able reaction which was reflected in decreased customs and internal revenue receipts and in n gradually increasing revenue deficiency. At the end of 1893 the net gold in the treasury had been reduced to $S0,S91,G00. gold withdraw als for export were large by reason of apprehensions, by foreign bankers, of treasury embarrassments nnd of cur rency derangement, and there were also domestic withdrawals of geld for hoarding. January 2G, 189 1, when the n'M gold stood at $05,050,175, an issue of $50,000,000 live per cent, bonds was or dered by the secretary of the treasury, which issue was taken by a syndic-cite, and $10,330,927 was urided to the treas ury stock of gold as the result of this bond emission, making it $10G,527,OGS. No sooner was the gold paid in than withdrawals were resumed, and, through exports and hoarding, the treasury net gold was reduced by the end of July to $54,975,007. At the end of October it was 01,301, S27. On No vember 14, ISO , another issue of $50, 000,000 five per cent, bonds was ordered. This issue alw was taken by a syndi cate, and $13,957,297 gold was added to the treasury, carrying the amount of net gold to $105,424,5fi'J by the end of November. Gold withdrawals for ex port and hoarding were again resumed, and so rapid were these withdrawals that b' February 2, 1895, the net gold In the treasury had been reduced to $12, 301,000. Then a contract was made with the Morgan syndicate for the sale for gold of $02,315,000 four per cent, bonds.. This contract was closed June 24, and the net gold in the treasury then stood at $107,4 17,85.".. (Jold with drawals were again resumed, and by the end of January, 1S90, the net gold was reduced to $19,815,507. On Janu ary 14 $100,000,000 of four per cent, bonds were offered for popular sub scription. This resulted in an increase of the i.e.t gold In the treasury by the end of March to $12,010,101. With drawals for export were again resumed, reducing the net gold to $100,957,501 by the end of August, but by November 2 it had risen to $110,578,502. During 18'J4, 1895 and 1S9G $202,315,000 five and four percent, bonds were sold by the democratic free trade adminis tration, amounting, with principal and premium, to about $280,000,000, and the net results of the treasury were only $45,37090, as shown by the difference between the net gold at the end of Mr. Harrison's administration, $103,281,217, and that at the close of Mr. Cleveland' term, $lts,001,20'.), though really $32, 082,047 of the last named sum was due to gains in gold by the treasury re sulting from the restoration of confi dence caused by the election of Mr. Me Klnley. Deducting this sum of $32,02, 47 from the $15,370,990 as above leaves the comparatively Insignificant amount of $13,294,313, whiclf is all that can bt properly credited to the sale of bonds. Interest on the $100,000,000 five per rent, bonds sold in 1894 and upon the four per cent, bonds sold in 1895 nnd 1890 amounted, before the close of Mr. Cleveland's administration, to about $26,250,000, and annual Interest on these bonds will be $10,492,000 to maturity. Therefore the democratic free trade ad ministration of Mr. Cleveland cost the country to the end of his term alone $202,315,000 principal and $20,250,000 in terest on the bonds sold, a total of $28,505,000. In addition there was a deficiency of revenue during the opera tion of the Wilson free trade abomina tion of $180,915,011, making $409,40,041, against which there was a gain of $13, 294,843 in treasury net gold, the actual result of sale of bonds. It was a heritage of deficiency and debt that was handed down by the last free trade administration. May It be the last one for all tlmel An llon Neeelty. The present international situation tigaln shows the necessity for upbuild ing the American merchant marine, nnd all possible step w hich do not conflict with other interests should be taken to further the project. America ought to be able to send all over the world not only her exces of crops, but also "the products of her mines and mills' And these should be carried in ships built in American yards, constructed of American materials and manned by American sailors. Wool Hecord. Nothing lint llmpllnfM. Under the Wilson law the'treasury ntver was full of gold, except it was borrowed. In fact, under th! Cleve-land-Wilson regime toe treasury was never full of any thine, except cmptl-vusa. ARE PROTECTIONISTS. oalhern Democrats Converted to tna American Poller UoIiIods to Irotet Its Homo Industrie. The policy of protection to home la bor and Industrie has found many fervent advocate among the democrats who almost entirely make up the mem bership of the Louisiana constitutional convention. They don't call it by that name, but it la undiluted protection just the aame. At a meeting of the com mittee on taxation, the evening of March 31, 189S, at which Lieut. Got. Snyder presided as chairman, the sub ject under consideration waa the ex emption of manufactures from taxa tion. Some very able and effective ar guments were presented in favor of audi exemption. The New Orleans Item reports the debate aa follows: Judge C. K. Fenner was the tint to ad dress the committee. He flnt detailed the wonderful Krowth in wealth and popula tion of those sections in which manufac turing enterprises are fostered, encouraged and sought after, citing especially the won derful prosperity of the New Kngland sec tion, whono natural staple products are granite and cement He then furnished B-tutlMlcs to show the marked evidences of Increasing and steadily growing prosperity In this section since the first encourage ments to manufacturing enterprises were held out under the constitution of 179, and the further encouragement accorded un der the extension of the exemptions under the constitutional amendment submitted to and adopted by the people in 1SSS. Col. II. O. Hester presented an efaborate array to show the strides that this state' and city has made lo manufacturing enter prises through tho fostering Influence of fa vorable provisions In tho state constitu tion. The committee was also addressed by Messrs. Maurice Stern and A. A. llagln nls In behalf of the cotton manufacturing Industries. So far as we know, not one of these able and influential gentlemen who dis coursed so eloquently of the benefits that have accrued to the people and state of Louisiana from the exemption of manufacturers from taxation is pub licly Identified witJi protection as a na tional policy. Yet each and every one of them Is a practical protectionist. I'xemption from taxation operates di rectly as a bounty or subsidy by the state to induce and encourage the es tablishment of manufacturing enter prises, and is, in elTect, a direct tax upon the non-manufacturing clement of the state. It is a far more direct tax than is a protective tariff, for the latter is a tax which is paid in great part by the man ufacturers of foreign countries who send goods to the United States to sell in competition with goods produced by our domestic manufacturer. The kind of protection so warmly fa vored by the Louisiana democrats 1 sound and sensible as far as it goes, but It would not go very far toward sup porting and eneournging home manu factures If it had not been reinforced for the past 10 years, less four years of Cleveland-Wilsoiilsm, by the national policy of a protective tarifT which se cures the home market to the home manufacturer. To be entirely just and consistent the Louisiana democrats, after adopting the protective clause In their state con stitution, should align themselves with protection as a national system. If they only knew It, those gentlemen have not far to go to land themselves squarely In the ranks of the party which extends practical nnd indis pensable assistance to every state or community which seeks to develop its Industrial resources and possibilities. A LESSON IN ORTHOGRAPHY. fsF' John Hull How do you spell "Prosperity?" Uncle Sam Easy enough. "P-r-o-t-c-e-t-I-o-n," of course. A MISPLACED COUPLING PIN. Live Ktoek Ileporta That Disprove the I.nte Democratic ."Nominee Theories and Predictions. Of course, with the war cloud hang ing over the country, nobody cares to discus the tariff or currency, but, lo change the subject, have you read the Chicago live stock market reports? Note these excerpts: Cattle receipts for the first three months of 1 about 52,000 head larger than the corresponding period of lf'J7; commission linns look for Inrge re celptsi at all points during the next three months. Hog receipts for first three months in ISO, over 30.000 more than correspond ing time in 18U7. Sheep receipts for the first three months of the current year exceed all records, footing up 050.9SO, or 133.S11 more than same time last year. When we put these facts alongside Mr. Hryan's theories and predictions w e are puzzled, to find the coupling pin. Hurlington Hawkeye. onthern Industrial Enterprise, Since the first of the year C13 Indus trial enterprises have been started in the south. 42 of which are located in this state. This makes on the total number 31 per cent, more than the quarter reported for the fourth quar ter of 1S07, and gives encouraging indi cations of the progress being made by this section of the country .Columbia (S. C.) Ilegister. Anaplclona Opening of the Trans-Mis-tsalppl and International imposition. Omaha, Neb., Juot 2. Amid the music of a hundred bands, the cheers of a hundred thousand people the blasta of many whistles and the wav ing of Innumerable flags, the Trans Mlssissippl and International exposi tion waa dedicated Wednesday morn ing. Everything contributed to the imoothness of the final hours of prepa rations and nothing occurred, -to mar the occasion. At U:30 the great civic parade started on ita march from the center of the city to the grounds. The national marine band led the splendid pageant and a hundred musical organ izations from the various states of the middle west contributed to the oc casion. The parade was three miles long, consisting of the ofllcera and guests of the exposition in carriages, the semi-military organizations and all the secret societies of this and adjacent states. Early the special trains began to un load their crowds until the railroad men estimated that at least 100,000 peo ple had arrived. These mingled with the citizens of Oraaba and formed one solid phalanx along the route of the parade for ten miles. Hy proclamation of Mayor Moores the day whs observed as n general holiday and the citizens and visitors made the most of It. The city was freely dec orated with bunting and flags, especial ly along the route covered by the pro cession. The people were dressed in holiday attire, nnd business was gen trally suspended in order to permit clerks and workmen to enjoy the day's festivities. President fJ. W. Wattles, of the ex position, called the assemblage to order and announced music by the Marine band. It was the "Jubilee Overture," composed for the occasion by the leader of the band and dedicated to the direc tors of the Trans-Mississippi exposi tion. Kev. Dr. Nichols, of St. Louis, opened the exercises at the grounds with' an appeal to "Him who doeth all things well" to shower His blessings on the enterprise and the people of the trans Mississippi region, especially President O. W. Wattles. Hon. John Webster, of Omaha, and Hon. John N. Haldwin, of Council llIufTs, eulogized the occasion. Following the dedicatory exercises, the officials and guests adjourned to Machinery hall. They were anticipated by a crowd that was measured by the dimensions of the building. Just as the hands of the big clock showed the hour of one, President McKinley from his seat In the white house touched the but ton connected with his telephone. It was connected with a direct circuit to Omaha controlling the power in Ma chinery hall. Slowly the great Wheels of mechanism began to revolve, grad ually the speed of the wheels increasing until the hum of the shaft reached the normal the electric spark liberated by the president's hands had given life to the Immense plant, and all the smaller machinery of the entire grounds re ceiving inspiration from the same aource began its routine work. This was the conclusion of the formal exer cises. In the afternoon at four o'clock the National Marine band gave concert which was attended by many thousands of people. National airs were popular and everything rendered along this line were encored enthusiastically. It is estimated that over 100,000 peo ple passed through the gates during the day. Notwithstanding the newness of all the work to the employes, every thing moved with the smoothness of clockwork throughout the whole place. The initial day's ceremonies were con cluded at dusk with a grand pyrotech nical display conducted on nn elaborate scale. All state buildings had opened registers for the purpose of keeping track of the visitors, from their states who visited the grounds. 'Hie l'uulle Debt. Washington, June 2. The monthly statement of the public debt shows that at tlK close of business May 31, 1898, the public debt less rash in the treasury amounted to $1,037,773,700, nn Increase over last month of $1'.,341,103. This Increase is due to expenditures on account of the war. Voi Id Mke to lie I'realdent. Madrid, June 2. Emillo Castellar is threatened with prosecution for a vio lent nrtlcle attacking the queen regent. The article Is believed to indicate his aspirations ns a possible president of i Spanish republic. Illinois Prohibitionists Hold Their Cons ration at I'eorla Tho Proceedings, j reorla. III., June 2. The prohibition stata convention, which opened here Wednesday morning, ia Tery largely at tended, every congressional district be ing represented, and 1,200 delegates be ing present from 90 counties. Judge Gere, of Champaign, called the conven tion to order. Hale Johnston, of New ton, candidate for vice president In 1800, was chosen temporary chairman, and William A. Hrubaker, of Peoria, secretary, and the temporary officers were made permanent. In the afternoon the prohibition con vention adopted its platform and nom inated state officers. The senatorial candidates which are selected at the state convention this year will be named to-morrow. The platform declares for prohibition, woman suffrage, and en dorses the war. The following candi dates were nominated, all on the first ballot: ' State Treasurer, W. If. Poles, president of the Alma Industrial colIeKe; state super intendent of public Instruction. A. K. Turner, president of Lincoln university; trustees of the state university, C. C. Grif fith, Kansas: Mrs. Mary C. MetzKer, Mo line, and Mrs. Mary I. Barnes. Lacon. I1L TniRTY-FOUR WERE LOST Schooner Lady Jane Grey Founders and Only S7 of Ol Passengers Are Saved. Seattle, Wash., June 2. A special to the Times from Victoria, H. C, says the schooner Lady Jane Orey foundered 90 miles west of Cape Flattery Sunday, May 22. Only 27 out of 01 passengers were saved. The Jane dray's passengers were prospectors with the exception of Rev. V. C. Oambrel, a missionary, who, with his wife nnd child was on his way to St. Lawrence island in the Hearing sea. He refused to place his wife and child on board the launch, saying: "The ves sel is doomed and we will die togcther.H Among the prospectors was a jwrty of 16 headed by Maj. In graham, who wer outfitted by Prince Luigi, of Italy, for a two years' prospecting trip in Alaska. Of this party Uie only survivors are Maj. Ingraham, L. F. Lesesey, C. H. Packard and 0. H. Pennington. The surviving passengers sufTcred a great deal of pri vation and for 30 hours their only fooJ wus a sack of prunes and a sack of tur nipa from the ship's stores. Sufficient water was caught by spreading a tar paulin during a rainstorm. COST FOUR LIVES. Terrible Itesult of a Tornado Which Swept Over De Knlh County, 3lo., Tuesday. St. Joseph, Mo., June 2. Ueports have been received here of great damage done by a tornado which tore across a section of DeKalb county, Mo., Tuesday morning, causing the loss of four lives. The dead are the wife und three chil dren of Calvin Smith, living eight miles northwest of Maysville. Their house was destroyed and every one of its occu pauts wore killed. In the vicinity of Maysville and Union Star, the tornado destroyed the houses of at least 20 farmers, uprooted valuable orchards and damaged growing crops. The prop erty loss has been estimated at fully $130,000. Isaac Henry and his family of four, living near Union Star, were all painfully hurt and many others were more or less seriously Injured but no one fatally. (Jetting Heady to Welcome Troops. San Francisco, .lime 2. The steam ship Moana arrived here from Aus tralian ports via Honolulu. At the lat ter place everything was in readiness for the reception of the troops on their way to Manila, and the most elaborate preparations had been made. The cruiser Charleston had not arrived at Honolulu w hen the Moana left and none of the traniports were sighted on the trip to this city. .Millions for War I'.spenses. Washington, June 2. The secretary of war has sent to congress estimates for additional appropriations amount ing to $3,107,000. The items are given as follows: (inn and mortar batteries, $2,302,000; expeditionary forces to Cu ba, $;;$0,000; signal service, $19 3,000. .Noted lldurator Dead. Springfield, III., June 2.-Prof. Sam uel M. inglis, state superintendent of public Instruction of Illinois, died Wednesday night of nervous prostra tion at the sanitarium at Kenosha, Wis., where he has been under treatment for some time. . II0RE BRIGADIERS NAMED. The Presldtat Beads a Losg List mt NomlaatloM to tna Senate for Confirmation. Washington, May 23. The president Friday nominated a long list of new brigadier generals: Col. Robert 1L Hall. Fourth United 8tatea Infantry. Col. Edwin V. Sumner. Seventh United States cavalry. Col. Peter C. 1 fains, corps of engineers. CoL Oeorgo L. aillespie, corps of engi neers. Col. Marcus T. Miller, Third United States artillery. Col. 'Jacob' Kline, Twenty-first United States Infantry. Lieut. Col. Osward II. Ernest, corps of engineers. Lieut. Col. Loyd Wheaton, Twentieth United States Infantry. Lieut. Col. Arthur MacArthur, assistant adjutant general. Lieut. Col. Henry C. Hasbrouck, Fourth United 8tatea artillery. Lieut. Col. John C. Gllmore. assistant adjutant general. Lieut. Col. Wallace F. Randolph, Third United States artillery. MuJ. Joseph V. Sanger, inspector general. Frederick D. Grant, of New York, One. Hundred and Forty-fourth New York vol unteer infuntry. Harrison Gray Otis, of California. Henry M. Dutneld. of Michigan. Charles Kin,', of Wisconsin. Lucius F. Hubbnrd. of Minnesota. Oeorgo A. Garretsn. of Ohio. William W. Gordon, of Georgia. John A. Wiley, of Pennsylvania. William A. Itaneroft, of Massachusetts. William J. McKee, of Indiana. Francis V. Greene, of Seventy-first New York volunteer infantry. Charles Flti-Slmons, of Illinois. Joseph K. Hudson, of Kansas. Jatnea Rush Lincoln, of Iowa. Col. Michael V. Sheridan, U. S. A., as sistant adjutant general. MONETARY CONGRESS. Important Flnnuclnl Convention to llcKln In Omaha, Nel., Sep tember 13. Omaha, Xeb., May 30. The dates for the great monetary congress have been fixed. The convention will be convened September 13 and w ill continue through three days. Hon. J. Sterling Morton has accepted the josition of chairman. The first day will be devoted to the ad vocates of the free and unlimited coin age of silver, and Hon. W. J. Ilryan, Congressman Towne and other prom inent adherent of the faith w-illtpeak. The second day those favorable to the gold standard will be given n chance to air their views. Hon. John G. Carlisle, Grover Cleveland and several others prominent in the ranks, of the gold men will be present. Hon. James Weaver and other equally prominent advocate of the jwper currency will be given half of the last day, and the balance will be devoted to certain prominent bankers who are opposed to the unlimited issue of paper currency. The convention will bo held at the auditorium of the Trans Mittsissippl exposition, and a large at tendance from all parts of the country is expected. Tax IMnn Killed. Washington, May 30. After a discus sion which lasted almost two weeks, the f-enato Saturday afternoon reached the first decisive vote on any feature of the pending war revenue measure. Tht bill had lcen under consideration four hours and a half when Senator Aldrich (K. I.), one of the republican members of the finance committee, entered amo tion to lay the corporation tax amend ment, proposed' by the democratic ma jority of the committee, on th? table. It was realized that this was the firtt test of strength of tho opposing ele ments in the senate, nud the roll call wtis followed with dcp Interest. The result was decisive. The amendment was laid on the table, 41 to 27. (lain by n Woman. Hutchinson, Kan., May 31. W. C. Boyd, a retail butcher, was mysterious ly murdered here a week ago. Ills body was found in a ditch not far from a res taurant kept by Mrs. 1'ostUwaito and her two sons. Monday, before a coro ner's Jury, Mrs. I'ostlewalte created n sensation by stating that Rhe killed Iloyd. She stated that lloyd came to her room at night, nrmcti with a piece of iron pipe nnd threatened to kill her un less she would promise to marry him. She refused nnd ho struck her. Mrs. Tostlcwalte, according to her story, then seized the pipe nnd beat her assail ant to death, after which she dragged his body out of the house. Gen. Merrltt Arrives at the Coast. San Francisco, May 23. Gen. Merrltt, who will command the American forces In the Philippines, nnd who arrived from Washington Thursday night, has established his headquarters in this city at the Palace hotel. One good elTect of Gen. Merrltt'a advent has already been felt. lie han ordered that troops not already supplied with equipment be furnished at. once with everything necessary to make them comfortable nnd ready for active service. Kniiland "ends n .Note. London, May 31. - The ltritls.li gov ernment, according to the statement of a Iondon news agencj', has sent a friendly protest to Spain with respect to the lattcr's strengthening of the fortifications opposfte Gibraltar. Passed Ann). Washington, May 30. Mrs. Madeline Vinton Dahlgren, widow of Hear Ad miral Dahlgren, and a well-known au thoress, died here Saturday night, aged about C3 years. Car Ham llnrned. Italtlmore.Md., May 30. The carbarn and 130 "box" or winter cars s-tored therein of the Consolidated Railway company were burned Sunday evening, eralling n loss of a qunrterof n million d?!lars. The barn was located at Ir vlngton, on the Frederick road, a tevr miles west of the city limits. Democrat Win. lilchmond, Va., May 27. Returns from the city and town elections held throughout the state Thursdiy nil tell pretty much the aame story that of democratic success. At many places the democrats had no opposition. FROM GARCIA'S CA1IP. rwo Ofllcers of Ilia Staff Arrlva mt Waahlnston To Cooperata with American Forces. Washington, May 27. ' Secretary Alger and Gen. Miles conferred Thurs day with two ofllcers from the staff of Qen. Garcia, Gen. Enrique Collazo and Lieut. Col. Charles Hernandez, who come direct from Garcia's headquarters bearing credentials from him to effect a plan of cooperation with the Amer ican forces. They accompanied Lieut. Rowan, of the United State army, on his return from Garcia's camp. Gen. Collazo and Col. Hernandez gave aa In teresting account of Gen.Garcla'a force and surroundings, , and the general equipment of the Cuban army. Col. Hernandez says Garcia has hi headquarters at Ilayamo, one of the large towns in the central part of the island. About 3,000 men are quartered Inside lhecity. They are well armed with Remingtons and Mausers captured from the Spaniards. Most of them have machetes, but only the officers carry other small arms. Col. Hernandez says communication ia maintained with Gen. Gomez and with points along the coast. From these he has a general idea of the Cuban forces, outside of those with Gen. Gar cia at Ilayamo. He estimates that there are 12.00J men, all of them well armed, east of La Trocha, and constituting the forces in the eastern division of the Island, under Gen. Garcia. He estimates Gen. Gomez' immediate command at about 3,000 men, with 6,000 men scat tered at various points. In all, there are, according to the estimates of Gen. Col larzo and Col. Hernandez, about 20,000 to 25,000 troops actually in the field. AGREEMENT CONCLUDED. Long Pending iteelproclty Arrange ment Hetween France and Uncle 9am Are at Last Ended. Washington, May 31. The United States nnd France have concluded the first commercial agreement entered Jnto under Section III of the Dingley tariff law. The negotiatJona have been pending for the lat eight months, and after many vicissitudes were concluded on Saturday last when Ambassador Cambon, in behalf of France, and Hon. John Ka$Aon, reciprocity commissioner for the United States, affix ed their sig natures to the formal agreement. It maHls imjwrtant changes in the tariff rates on a number of articles constitute ing the chief trade between this coun try and France. Iy the terms of the agreement the new rates go into effect on June 1, or r.ext Wednesday. In the meantime, un der the terms of the law, the president will issue a proclamation granting the reciprocal reductions specified in the agreement and at the same time the French authorities at Paris will decree fv reduction in the French rates in ac cordance with the agreement. To Open on Nnnday. Omaha, Neb., May 27. Hy a vote of 21 to 12 the directors of the Trans-Mis-elssippl exposition have decided to keep open the gates of the exposition ou Sunday from one p. m. to ten p. m. In deference to the wishes of come of the religious people In Omaha and else where it was decided, after n long de bate, to close during the forenoon. It was suggested that tbc midway should be closed, but this was considered im practicable and the matter was finally settled by the adoption of the following resolution: "Resolved, That the exposition grounds and buildings be kept open on Bunduys from one p. m. to ten p. m., and conducted In the Mima manner as on week days, ex cept that tho salo of liquors bo not per mitted; that concert a bo Riven, and that r llglous services bo held In tho auditorium on Sunday M ternoons." For Hawaiian Annexation. Washington, May 23. The Hawaiian jinexation question, which has been the subject of no little concern about the senate for the past few days, as sumed definite sbnpe in the senate Fri day when Senators Lodge nnd Morgan offered amendments to the war revenue bill bearing directly upon the subject. Senator Lodge's amendment is in the words of the Newiands resolution and provides In direct terms for the annex ation of the islands. Senator Lodge waa aeen Immediately nfter he had sent his amendment to the desk and an nounced it to be his purpose to press the amendment to the end. Minister Angell Iteslgne. Washington, May 30. James II. An gell, minister to Turkey, has resigned and will be succeeded by Oscar S. Straus, of New York. Mr. Straus repre sented this government at Constanti nople during ex-President Cleveland's first administration. He made an ex cellent record at the capital of the Ot toman empire nnd ex-President Har rison endeavored to persuade him to remain during his term of office, but failed. I nele Ham'a III llllla. St. Louis, May 23. The sum of $1, 435,400 represents the money paid out by Lieut. Col. G. C. Smith, chief com missary United States army, to St. IO u is merchants and Missouri farmers for supplies since war was declared. The three largest items are $1,250,000 for mules, $97,300 for horses and $13,000 for tents. In addition almost as much has been paid out by the commissary department for subsistence. 11 y and (ilrl Drowned. La Plata, Mo., May 27. Cl-aud ttragg, aged 12, and Lottie Dull, aged seven, were drowned la a pond here Thursday. The girl fell in and the boy lost hia life In a vain attempt to rescue her. Flevator llurned. Pittsburgh, Pa., May 30. At 2:43 o'clock Sunday morning fire totally de- troyrd Henderson & Johnson's grain elevator on the South side, entailing a loss estimated at $130,000. Robert and Archibald McMullen. brothers, were killed by gag In a mint near Pittsburgh, Ta. i -ii-i. ni ii ii CAUGHT IN HIS OWN TRAP. Jl y " j ) I LEFT THIS COAL HOLE OPEN FOR THE SPANIARD, AND I GUESS HE FELL INTO IT."