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-Rock Island Dai
VOL. XXXIX. NO. 163
KOCK ISLAND, TIIDHSDAY, APRIL 30 1S91
j Sir rl Copied 5 Cent
SECRETARY FOS1 ER ON FINANCE. .
Amount o f Available t'h in the Treas
ury The bold Keserve. . .
Washington Citv, April 30. Secretary
FosU-r yesterday, speaking on the finan
cial condition of the treasury, said that
same of the $250,000,000 of available cash
mentioned by Mint Director , Leech
"might be regarded as frust fnnaa might
ba I say. It would be correct to say that
about 170,000,000 is unquestionably availa
ble cash that is, about $'.'8,0110,000 in the
banks, $2l,O00,CO0 of - subsidiary coin,
$4,000,000 inj trade-dollar bullion, $30,000,.
000 of current cash, and $3,000,003 in silver
against which no certificates have been
Might Be Used on a, Pinch.
"As to the $100,000,000 of cold reserve, it
is held against the (350,000,000 of green,
backs to make the credit of the govern
ment impregnable, lor no one would be
able to get together enough greenbacks
to take all the gold out of the treasury,
and therefore do not take any. Bat these
notes outstanding are legal tender and
the government can and would use this
cold reserve if it needed to on a pinch.
It should, therefore, appear in the debt
statement as available cash." '
Senator Stanford has determined to
make his university free to all student.
A fire in Chattanooga, Tenn., Wednes
day morning destroyed p.roperty to the
value of ?253,000.
John L. Sullivan says he expects to be
elected to congress from the Sixth Massa
chusetts district t wo years hence.
The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy
statement for March shows a decrease of
$397,64 in net earnings, compared with
March last year.
Mrs. Walter Damrosch will spend the
summer with her parents, Secretary and
Mrs. Blaine, during the absence of her
husband in Europe.
The lower house of the Massachusetts
legislature,, by a vote of 83 to 82, rejected
the bill to prevent the employment of
A Chicago schoolmarm has written to
Postmaster General 'Wanamaker asking
him to send her S5Q0 to enable her to
marry a western admirer.
Charles A. Tibbets, of Clarksville, Mo.,
committed suicide by cutting his throat
with a knife and then blowing the top of
his head off with a shotgun.
Xew York sporting men say that as
John L. Sullivan has refused to fight
Slavin, the latter is now heavy weight
champion slugger of the world.
The Whitely reaper works at Spring
field, O., the largest factory in existence
except the Krupp Gun works in Germany,
will be sold in the latter part of May.
One more, corpse was found Wednes
day in the wreck on the Metropolitan
branch of the B, and O., that of J. W.
Amy, conductor of the freight, making
five lives in all lost.
Donna Isidora Cousino, in Chili, is sup
posed to be the richest woman in the
world. Her monthly income is $S0,0C0.
She is a stately widow of 35 years, and a
The officers of the Xinth National bank
of Xew York say that the property of the
late president, who took $ lOJ.Oi'O of the
bank's funds, will cover this amount, and
there will be no loss to the bank.
Frank Collier, the "eccentric" Chicago
lawyer, was handed over to friends
Wednesday. The friends, agree! to keep
him out of mischief and bear all the ex
pense. He was also given a new trial.
Queen Amelia of Portugal has taken
under her protection the wife and chil
dren of Capt. Leitao, the leader of the
revolt at Oporto, who have been left with
out resources, and has offered similar help
to other families who are in the same cir
cumstances in consequence of the re
bellion. Little Girl Crushed to Death.
Dell Rapids. S. p.. Anrii an m, to.
year-old daughter of G. Thopmson was
crusnea to ueatn in a windmill yesterday,
her clothing getting caught.
, . Chicago, April 28l
f oaowing were the quotation on the board
f trade to-day: Wheat No. 2 April, opened
and closed Ll May, opened and closed.
$L0t4 July, c period tLW-i closed $1,046$.
Corn No. 2 April, opened 66c closed 67J:
May, opened 6it$c close! 64c: July, opened
BlJic, closed G&fl. Oats No. 2 May, opened
4StHte closed 51fc: June, opened 49c, closed
61c;. July, opened 45!-4c closed 46c Pork
May, opened f 12.50, closed $12.&3f ; July,
opened $12.80. closed $lit; September, op
ened $12.30, closed f laao. Lard May. opened
$0.724, closed $4.75.
Live stock Following were the prices at
the Union stock yards: Hogs-Market Opened
moderately active and feeling weak; prices
5c lower; sales ranged at $a00at80 pigs:
$4.454.0J lizht: $4.434 rough packing;
$4.tut4. mixed; S4.Tu3j.00 for heavy pack
ing and shipping lots. , . .
Cattle-Market rather Active on local and
shipping account; quotations ranged at $&&)
6.55 for choice to fancy shipping steers;
$J.0Ua5.75 for good to choice do; $4.3)&tS0
common to fair do; $3.50&!25 butcher' steers
$i9J3a50 Mockers; M.OU.M Texans; $36
4.J feeders; $1.5034.00 town; $L50&&S0
bulls; $-503,4. 50 veal calves. Sheep-Demand
fairly active; quotations ranged at $4.50(16 .25 ,
westerns; $4.75&6.50 natives; $5.00&7.2S Umbo.
Produce: Butter-Fancy separator. 25o per
lb; fresh dairies. 21QJc; packing stock. lLa
Vc. Eggs-Btrictly fresh, 13ia per doa.
Live poultry-Chickens, 10c per lb; docks, 103
lie; turkeys, mixed lots, 11.3.13c; geese. $4.00
e.00 per doa. Potatoes White rose, 7583o per
bu; Hebron. 9Uc$L0O; Peerless, 8590c Sweet -potatoes-Illinois
Jerseys, $3.0ua3.5O. Apples
Cooking, $3.005,4. U0 per bbl; eating, $4.5024.00;
fancy varieties, J5.5U46.50.
. Kew York, April 29.
Wneat-io, 2 red cash, $1.30; do May,
$L17?4; do June. $1.1 do July, $L12
do August, $1.0iH- Corn-Ko. 2 mixed cash,
79c; do May, 75?: do June, Tic Oats
Quiet; No. 2 mixei cash, iGVc; May, 56c;
June, 55?fcc; July, &5Jvc. Kye-Neglected. Barley-Neglected.
Pork Dull: $13.75ai4.50 for
new mess. Lard-Quiet; May, $8.54; July,?
Live Stock: Cattle-Trading active and
prices steady for all grades; poorest to best
native steers. $5.0Jtt,3J ft 100 Its; Colorados.
$4.75(&S.1; bulls and dry cows, $2.5034.00
Sheep and Lambs-Market firm and demand
brisk; unshorn sheep, &.U0&7J5 f) 1UO -capped
do, f5.0tt3A.7S; unshorn lambs, 7 Otta
8.25; clipped do. 8.007.00; spring lambs, $4.75
Q6.S3 each. Hogs Nominally steady; live
hogs, $4.4J&5.65 IflO B. ,'
a Pozzoni'a Complexion Powder iro
auce a soft and beautiful tkin; it com
bine eyery element of beauty and parity
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