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Rock Island Daily Arg u
VOL. XXXIX. NO. 166
HOCK ISLAND, MONDAY, MAY 4 1S91.
Single Ceple B Cent
Per Week 12!4 Cents
ANOTHER WAY OF STATING THE CASfc.
Federal Aet and Liabilities us Fat by.
Assistant Treasurer Whclpley.
Washington- City, May 4. Assbtasts
United States Treasurer Whelpiey 63
prepared a statement, based on the treas
ury department monthly statement put
out Friday, which places the percentage
of government assets to demand liabili
ties after providing in full for trust funds
in the treasury, at mora than 53 percent..
Mr. Whelpley finds in round numbers
$751,000,OOJ of assets; $33S.000,00O of this
amount, which includes all the gold and
silver certificates and certificates of de
posit liabilities of the government, ha
sets aside as trust fund liabilities, and the
balance of about $213,000,039 cash in the
treasury he regards as the excess of as
sets over trust funds, and available to
meet current liabilities amounting Fri
day to (41)0,730,002. Included in this
$400,000,000 of current liabilities are the
$346,000,000 of greenbacks.and in the $313,
000,000 balance is included the $100,000,
000 reserve for the redemption of these
The third annual convention of the Na
tional Association of Machinists is in ses
sion at Pittsburg.
Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Con ant, a leading
ing Biblical scholar, died at Brooklyn, N.
Y., last week, aged S8.
Fire in the Electric Railway barns at
Scranton, Pa., Saturday destroyed can
and other property valued at $190,0001,
Lightning struck the flouring mills at
Aullville, Mo., Saturday, and the build
ing was destroyed by fire. Loss, $50,000.
It is expected that 600 families of strik
ers will be evected from company houses
in the coke regions during this week.
The friends of the late Dr. Cronin held
a demonstration in his memory at Cal
vary cemetery, Chicago, Sunday..
Police Court Clerk W. H. Cook, of To
ledo, has been arrested, charged by the
mayor with the embezzlement of $10,000.
He confesses that he is short.
John Hoey, president of the Adams Ex
press company, is a defendant in a suit
brought by H. C. Sherburne for a large
sum of money claimed to be due Sher
burne as his share of some business trans
actions. The Jack the Ripper whom Inspector
Byrnes has caught declares he is not
"Jack the Ripper' at all, and had noth
ing to do with the killing of Carrie
Brown. Meantine the police at Jamaica,
L. L, have another man in custody whom
they are pretty certain is the real mur
derer. Representative J. C. Burrows, of Mich
igan, says President Harrison will be re
nominated. A tornado struck Paducab, Ky., Satur
day evening, doing a great deal of dam
age to buildings and injuring three per
sons, none seaiously.
Two Mormon elders, who have been
proselyting in the vicinity of Little Rock,
Ark., were flocked by the citizens, and or
dered to leave and stay away.
An attempt was made by some of the
members of the San Francisco industrial
school Sunday week to barn the building.
It came near being successful.
Georgia Arlington, a Xew Orleans girl
living at New York, drank a big dose of
carbolic acid Saturday, dying later.
Georgia was intoxicated at the time.
Rather than go to penitentiary for five
years Jefferson Hughes, who had been
sentenced at Kansas City Saturday, mads
a break for liberty. He got a bullet in his
shoulder for his break.
ZiW. M. Forte sqcue who assaulted Eli tor
Anthony at Leavenworth, Kan., some
cays ago, was lined $30 and costs Satur
day. Francis B. Lane, of Chicago, who had
been searching for his daughter for twenty-three
years, found her last week at
Oakland, (Jala. She was married and
happy. Her mother ran away with her
when she was a baby.
Those Chilean Insurgent Arms.
Washington Citt, May 4. Assistant
Secretary Spau Id i n g yesterday telegraphed
the collector of customs at Wilmington,
Cal., that there was no reason for his in
terference in the matter of the transfer of
certain arms and ammunition from the
American schooner Robert and Minnie to
a transport, for reshipment to South
America, as it is not iu violation, adds
Secretary Spaulding, of neutrality laws.
Ex-Secretary Taft Improving.
Sax Diego, CaL, May 4. Judge Al
phonse Taft, for a time secretary of war
and later attornev eeneral under the bm-
ond administration of President Grant,
who Las been ill at his home here for Sev
eral days past, is reported by his physician
to be improving. The illness of Judo-n
Taft is due to infirmities resulting from
his active life for many years.
Seasonable Weather In Dakota.
CHAMBEBLAIS, S. D., May 4. Snow fell
heavily all yesterday, and last nicht it
continued. All small grain is in the
around, and A tnvnt. rlaal nf it- la .n I... I.
is not believed that any material damas
tii v j i.i, .... .
uc -a. nuron a iignt snowstorm
prevailed during the afternoon, but did no
injury to growing crops. The tempera
ture is low and the wind northerly.
Took a Sleep of five Days.
PLA LNFIELD, N. J.,May 4. Christopher
Gray, awoke at 8 . o'clock Tuesday night
from a five days' sleep which grief over
his mother's death had causeJ, and has
been awake ever since His head feela
dizzy and light, but . otherwise he is all
right. The physicians say that the pro
tracted sleep was due to ntter exhaustion
of his nerve power.
Fatal End of a Debauch.
Nokwalk, Conn., May 4. Mrs, James
Riley and her husband, residing at Win
nopauk, go drunk Friday night and the .
woman, in a fit of despondency, took
Dig dose of paris green. . Her husband
was too drunk to prevent her from taking
the fatal dose. The woman died.
Labor Blots at Denver.
Dexveb, Colo., May 4. The employes
of Davis & Larimer, brick manufacturers,
have struck for shorter hoars.'. During a
collision between the striker? and the
officers placed in charge of the brickyards
over thirty shots were, fired, bit no one
was hart. Farther trouble is expected.