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VOL. XXXIX. NO. 169
ISLAND, THVBSDAY, MAY 7- 1S91.
Single Ceples 5 Cent
Per Week ISM Cents
Kin is El
CHILDREN AT THE WORLD'S FAIR.
A Department of Uto Divisions with
Many Interesting Features.
Xew York, May 7. It is understood
that Mr. Harrison and Mrs. Potter Pal
mer are very much interested in a scheme
for a children's department in the World's
fair, and that it will probably be included
in the general pian. An outline of such
a department include! a school where the
different methods of teaching in the dif-'
fereut countries would be illustrated, and
where children, teachers, and nurses at
their work would be shown. . A second
division would be-devoted to children's
clothing and comforts in general.
Illustrations of Children's Games,
The third division would be made to
have almost every game in which children
of all ages are interested Illustrated. In
the fourth division an auditorium is pro
posed, where, by means of a stereopticoa
and good lecturers, the child life of the
different nations can be illustrated. A
bazar is suggested for a fifth division,'
vhere all the things which are exhibited
for the comfort or pleasure of the children
could be sold.
The Bank of Alien county, Ky., has
closed its doors.
The shops of the American Wheel com
pany, at Sidney, O., were destroyed by
lire Wednesday. The loss is $100,000. .
Louis Manuel, a cook employe! at Gales
burg, Ills., has fallen heir to S50.000 francs.
left to him by a Florence (Italy) relative.
The failure of the Hansard Publishing
Union and Banking company, of London.
for $15,000,000 has almost bvggared many
The comptroller of the currenev has
called for a report of the condition of the
national banks at the close of business
Monday, May 4.
Fire at Pittsburg Tuesday destroyed
the Arbuckle building, the Pittsburg
Female college, and Christ church, caus
ing a loss of $050,000.
The price of silver at Washington City
yesterday was from S0.&S5 to f0.86 per
ounce, and at these rates the treasury
bought 408,003 ounces.
Great Britain's national debt amounts
at present to $3,492,000,000. It is more
thau four times as large as the debt of
the United States.
It is expected at Chicago that not more
thau 200 cigarmakers will be idle by Mon
day. The manufacturers are conceding
the men's demands gradually.
A census enumerator got lost i a the
wilds of Manitoba, and before be could
reach a settlement was compelled to kill
his horse to save himself from starva
Snow fell at Reading and other places
in Pennsylvania Wednesday, and many
parts of the Blue mountains were cov
ered. Ice formed in some places, damag
ing tender plants.
Capt. Veruay, a member of the British
parliament, on trial for conspiracy for the
ruin of young girls, pleaded guilty
Wednesday and was sentenced to one
A veteran hunter of Danfortli, Me.,- in
attempting to kill a huge bear with a
knife, was carried three miles on the ani
mal's back before the wild beast died
from the loss of blood.
William Jacques, an American travel
ing in Italy, was set upon by a mob at
Florence, Italy, Tuesday. His daughter
who was with him, was severely injured
by stones thrown by the mob.
It is said the experts employed by the
Washburn oi Moen Wire company at
w orcester, -Mas-., cave discovered a
process by which steel can be made equal
to copper in tenacity and ductility.
A New York physician says that laun
dry employes sometimes catch conta
gious diseases by wetting their fingers in
their mouths when giving the front points
of men's collars the fashionable turn.
A writ of error was granted to Gen. B.
F. Butler, Wednesday, by United States
District Judge Xelson, at Boston, In the
case of Clairetta Johnson, tbe one Butler
had trouble with Judge' Carpenter about.
A point for the great lawyer.
Chicago, May 6.
Following were t!ia quotations oa tba board
of trade to-day: Wheat No. 2 May, opened
SWic closed Sl.Ulfj; July, opened 9Sf4c,
closed Sl.lWifc: September, opened BTic,
closed 87c. Corn No. 2 Slav, opened 604c,
closed CGc; July. oiened )e, closed 6ljc;
August, opened oic closed ftc. Oats No.
2 May, opened , closed 52c; July, opened
(!;i,c close! 7I4c; September, ojiened 344c,
closed 35c. Pork Mav.
ciosea jiiuu: JUiy. opened fl2.Ui
?12.U: September, opened fcli.40,
8i2.52.Se. Lard May, owned 5i52
Uve stock rollowias were the prices at
the Union stock yards: Hogs Market opened
rather slow- and weak; prices about 5c lower;
sales ranged at S-J.107r.4 8
light; $t,5j4.7u rouau packing, S4.7'a5.tu
mixed, and $4.75:2.5.05 heavy packing and
Cattle Market active on local and shipping
account, and prices well maintained: quota-
uku at id.juiio tor choice
fancv bUiuiiinc- steers. 5itKj; t;
. j .
n r.ji5 j common to fair
-i.W4.Zj butchers' steers. Si60a3.5J wir.
era, $'i.005J3 Texans. Sai&t.SJ feeders.
SL5JCf.4.00 cows, 81.503.30 bulls, and $2.SQai.5t)
veal calves. 8heep Demand fairly active, and
prices ruled higher; quotations ranged at 14.75
(46 75 westerns, tj.OU&BJ natives, and &00
Produce: Butter Fancy separator, 27c per
lb; dairies, fancy fresh, 23&23c; packing
stocks, fresh. 13l5c. Live poultry-Old
chickens, 10&10,c lb; spring, 3.Wa.iw
per doz; turkeys, good to choice, 114JL3c;
ducks, 9i3,nc; geese, $ 3.0J&5.00 per doz.
E?K8 13a.l3sc per doz. Potatoes Boss, 75a
0c per bu; Hebron. 1M&95C; Peerless, vj&)c;
Burbanks. 51.05-3,1.08; mixed. 753,S5a Apples
Cooking, S3.0US4.W per bbl: eating, $15J3
5.); fancy varieties, S5.Wa5.5J.
New Yobk. May .
wneat No. 2 red winter cash, SL14J4; do
May, U.L.K: do June, f LlOJi; do July, L07
do August, JLUSi. Corn-No. z mixed cash!
lc; do June, tc; do July, 87c. Oats DoU
but firm; No. 2 mixed cash, 04c; do Jane,
55Jc; do July. 54J4c. Eye Nominal. Barley
-Nominal. Pork-Dull; mess, 13.50ait s5 for
new. Lard tiiet; July, 57.01; August, $7 15.
Live Stock: Market opened fairly active
and clod steady; poorest to best nstivese
steers, 55.00g6.40 V 10J lbs; ball, and dry cows,
-)&. 75. fcheep and Lambs -Trading brisk
J?ir1TO ' higher prices: unshorn sheep,
$6-75(2,7.80 100 t.s; cUpped da &075;u
horn lambs, $8.0038.8.'; clipped do. $7.75:
spring lambs $8.5034.1 each. Hogs-Hominally
teady; ttve hogs, ft4.402A.C5 y lM
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