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sland Daily Am
VOL. XLI NO. 54.
ROCK ISLAND. TUESDAY DECEMBER 20. 1892.
I Blag-le Copies a
I Per Week ISfi
We must unload our immense stock; Prices must
do the Business; we will sell Overcoats worth
$12.00, 13.50, 15.00. 16.50, and 1800
$w $9.99, $9"'
Look at Overcoats quoted for much more money and see if ours are not as good.
Child's Overcoats worth $7.00 to $9.00 for $5.00.
Child's Overcoats worth 5.00 to 7.50 for 4.00.
Child's Overcoats worth 3.50 to 4.50 for 3.00.
Child's Suits worth $7.oo to $9.oo for $5.oo.
Child's Suits worth 5.oo to 6.5o for 4.oo.
Child's Suits worth 3,5o to 4.5o for 3.oo.
In order to get cut price on Child's Overcoats and Suits this advertisement
must be brought with you. Underwear at greatly reduced prices as usual only
more so, underselling everybody on everything; the only house who sell as they
Santa Glaus Dropped
Into our furniture establishment, and here he intends
to stay until
He was so well pleased with our beautiful line that he
"dropped in." By the way, why not drop in your
self and select vour Christmas presents. We have
the most artistic, the largest, in fact the finest display
we have ever shown consisting of the finest parlor
suit to the baby's high chair. Nobody in the Tri
Cities can show as complete assortment or treat you
better in the way of price, etc. Call earlyjand make
your selection at
CLEMANM & SAIItf ANN,
1625 and 152?
POCKET KNIVES and SCISSORS took the highest pramhm
for quality. If yon want a good knife try one.
One need not be told what a nice pres mt an elegant Carrin?
Set like those I hare to show will be. Aleo those
Gold Medal Carpet Sweepers.
Every woman that keeps house wants one. Wrought Iron
finish Fire Seta and Irons.
Acorn Stoves and Ranges
arethe leaders made in Illinois for our s oti coal and every one
guaranteed. These are all ood things to buy at Christmas o
any other time. Come in and see how m ich I have to she r you
that is useful and novel in housekeeping ;ooJs.
JOHN T. NOFTSJIER,
Cor. Third Ave. and"Twentieth Street, Rock Island.
SAX & RICE, Proprietors, Rock Island, 111,
124, 123 and 128
Nothing reserved; every
thing goes in Children's
department as advertised.
Our Shirts .
are our specialty. We make them ourselves.
Patronise borne minttry.
Our Suits .
Are made to yonr order, and the? are tailor-made
at pilot ranging from f 16 up. "
Our Pants .
Ire down in prices nnd we Invite; competition,
OaU and make yonr selection from orcr aoOMlffer
ent samples at prioee from $3 and np.
Cannot be duplicated, our workTnsnshipIcanaot be
excelled, oar goods we warrant, and last, trot not
least, yonr patronage la solicited.
Call and see us at the
Tri-City Shirt Factory,
W09 Second steim, otct Loocley crockery store.
Washes everything from a fine
silk handkerchief to a circus
tent; Laoe curtains a specialty.
No. 1724 THIRD AYE.
A. M. & L. J., PARKER,
Telephone No. 1214;
JohinJVolk: Sc Co,
Saab Door Blind. Siding, Flooring,
aad aQ kind at wand work t .iu
attafrfrseta St. bet. Third and renrs;sves.
SIN'S WAGES PAID.
1 he Sinner Footing the Bill with
FAST LIVING AND A QUICK DEATH
Tells the Story of El Foerstel's Career
An Attempt to Cover 'p a Shortage in'
a City Treasurer's Office Fails, and the
Apparent Culprit "Takes Arms .tcainst
a Sea of Troubles" His Father Lett to
Carry the Itnrden or Trust Brtrayed and
a Deficit of S63.000.. .
ST. Louis, Dec. 20. Sixty-three thousand
dollars short. That is what Comptroller
Stevenson tells the mayor in the brief re
port of a partial examination of City Treas
urer Foerstel's books, which was ordered
yesterday because of a fire and a tragedy
which occurred early in the forenoon. The
fire was in the city treasurer's private office
and the tragedy was the suicide of t he
treasurer's son. Acting Mayor Walbridgp,
upon hearing of this big shortage, imme
diately suspended the treasurer and ofli
cially notified him of the fact. Charles
Parsons, a prominent banker, has been ap
pointed to succeed Foerstel as treasurer
temporarily. He filed his bond within an
hour. He is ex-president of the American
Hankers' association and one of the best
Known financiers in the United States.
The Fire lu the City Hall.
About S o'clock yesterday morning fin!
was discovered i:i the city treasurer's office
in the city ball. The fire department re
sponded and the fire was soon extin
guished. Then it was discovered that the
vault of the city treasurer was open and a
qnautity of paper had been taken from the
vualtand placed on a table in the treas
urer's office and set on fire, which was the
cause of the alarm. There was a hole near
:he vault calculated to leave the impres
sion that the vault had been burglarized.
A Tragical Coincidence.
About the time the discovery was niadc
news reached the city hall that young Kel
Foerstel, son of City Treasurer I'oe-i-ste!.
committed suicide by shooting himself
through the head at his room at No. 2112
Pine street. He went home Sunday night
shortly after 11 o'clock appearing perfectly
natural, went in to see Mrs. 1a wis. who
kept the bouse he roomed in, and with
whom he was on the friendliest terms, and
then bid them good-night and went to his
room. Just after 8 a. m. yesterday a shot
and a heavy fall were heard in his room
and when the door was burst open hisilead
body Was found on the tioor with a bullet
hole in the temple.
Some Sinuous Financial Ioirig.
The occurrence it lated in the foregoing,
are supposed to Ik- the culmination of some
sensational suits and developments con
cerning the city treasurer and certain
money lenders. About Sept. 20 suit was
brought in tiie supreme court by San ford
M. Harton against City Treasurer Foerstel
aggregating ,0.i0, drawn by W. F. Vow,
an employe of the city treasurer, and pur
porting to bear the endorsement of Mr.
Forestel. The notes were held by the Si.
Louis National lMik for account e.f Ix-arer
of Barton, who had discounted them mi
Yow. Mr. Foerstel at once repudiated the !
endorsements on the notes, claiming that
his name had been forgeii on them. On
the other hand 1'arlou claimed the endorse
ments were genuine, and that the money
had been obtained with the full knowledge
of Mr. Foerstel, to be used in coricealiusr a
shortage in his cash .it the regular ii-.ont hly
auditing of the treasurer', accounts.
A lot More of the -Votes Ont.
William F. Vow, the maker of the dis
honored notes, claimed that they were not
he first by any means which he had nego
tiated bearing City Treasurer Foerstel's
indorsement, but that on the contrary he
had been negotiating such notes with .!.
Brooks Johnson, John H. Vette and Saud
ford M. Kart-on, all money brokers, for a
year past. He claimed that not only were
the indorsements of Treasurer Foerstel
genuine, bnt that fully two-thirds of the
money borrowed on them went to the city
FOERSTEL ACTS RATHER QUEERLY.
Be Charges Forgery, bnt Doesn't Try t
Find the Forger.
It is also said that Foerstel paid as high
as 5 per cent, a month on the money thus
obtained. When the city treasurer was
seen he stated that he had refused to pay
the notes becanse his alleged endorsement
of them was a forgery. Although Mr.
Foerstel claimed that hla indorsement had
been forged .he , said he would . make no
effort to unearth the forger or to prosecute
him, bnt would merely defend the civil
suit. When asked if he knew what caused
his son's death Foerstel said he only knew
of the reported suicide. Up loan hour and
a half after the shooting it is said to hare
occurred toe-city treasurer had apparent
ly made no effort whaterer to iseailelii
whether the rumor that his son had killed
himself! was true or false. He said that
Eddie's" family affairs were pleasant and
that Eddie was .in a cheerful mood Satur
day night when he saw htm last and that
Eddie was not short in his accounts, he
knew; but that to about all that coold be
got ont of him. .
Thaary the Felloe Weal to Work Oa.
The police went to work on the theory
that It was Yonng FoersUl who forged his
father's name to the notes. "Eddie" was
his father's chief assistant in the treasu
rer's office. He was very wild and spent
large Sams of money on fast horses, wine
and women, and ft waa not a matter to be
surprised at should he prove to be short a
large sum of money in his accounts. The
police say that he had made elaborate ar
rangement to prove an alibi. He had
gone home at a late hour Sunday night
end was known to have gone to bed. Then
it is supposed that he slipped oat of the
house and set fire to his father's office and
then waited in the vicinity of the building
to watch developments. Seeing that the
prompt efforts of the firemen had frus
trated his plans be went back to his room
and sought the only means by which he
could eseape the penalty of his crime.
Seme Papers Caasoanea by the Fire.
Almost immediately after the fire in the
treasurer's 'office was subdued the comp
troller, acting under the law, took charge
of -the -treasurer's office. The door
of the vault was wide open. Inside are two
Urge safe, one en top. of the other. The
doarofthelowe safe was locked, but both
the outer aid the Inner door of the upper
safe were open ana me money cr.ij- cpau
to view. Two held paper money and one
silver. Treasurer Foerstel, when he came,
attributed the outfit doors to an oversight,
which, he said, sometimes occurred. The
fire did not reach these safes, but papers
outside were entirely consumed. These
may be impoitant, but that is not certain.
The Boy Had a Kaklsta Fibre.
"Honest Alike" was Foerstel 's soubriquet
while he was a contracting butcher in a
mall way, and long before he thought of
becoming a politician. That there waa a
rakish fibre in the son is indicated by the
fact that about ten months ago he rented a
room downtown (the scene of the morn
ing's tragedy), declaring at the time that
FoM!clville, the suburb where his father
lived, and which bore his name, was to
far away for him, and beside that he want
ed a place where he could come and go al
his pleasure. In relating this yesterday
his landlady, Mrs. Fannie Lewi.", added
significantly: "He kept all sorbs of hours."
The police theory seems to be generally ac
ceptedthat "Eddie" is responsible for th
HOW THE DEMOCRATS STAND
Regarding the Tariff ami Free Silver Coiu
New Vohk, Dec. 20. The Press presents
a nearly complete poll of the new con
gress. Personal letters sent to 210 Demo
cratic representatives asking five question
elicited replies from ICS. Republican rep
resentatives were not questioned. The
questions asked the views of those ad
dressed as to prompt repeal of the McKitv
ley bill, an extra session for that purpose,
radical or moderate reduct iou of the pre
sent tariff, free coinage of silver.
Argentiferous Men Not flash Till.
The opinions of the westerners and south
erners in favor of free silver is blunt and
decided, while from the conservative agri
cultural district of Montrose. Pa., comes
the remark of Congressman -elect Searle:
"Yes, and no asking Kugland or any other
nation what we want.'' Congressman-elect
Campbell, of Iowa, answers: "We must and
will have more debt, paying money." Liv
ingston of Georgia says: "There is no more
reason for an international currency than
an international tariff.
How th Members Divide I p.
Amerman and Sipe, of Pennsylvania,
want modifications in the McKinley law
and Wright says he does not want the law
repealed as a whole. Patterson of Ten
nessee says protection is a "prostitution of
the constitution." Wheeler and Turpin.
of Alabama, favor a gradual reduct ion of
the tariff. The result of the entire poll
shows that 164 favor and 4 oppose a prompt
repeal of the present tariff law; that I'M
favor radical reductions and .'.k slight re
ductions; that 1M are in favor and 51 op
posed to an extra session. One hundred and
one favor and 47 oppose a free silver bill.
WENT DOWN WITH THE "SLUMP."
A Chicago Hoard of Trade Man ISnys Tun
CniCA(.o, Dec. 20. Dennis K. Sibley, one
of the olde.st and best known board of trade
dealers, was forced to make an assignment,
yesterday for the benefit of his creditors.
The failure, though uot wholly unexpected,
caused consternation on the board, where,
just before the day's proceedings closed,
not ice of Sibley's inability to settle bis deals
was posted. Iu round numbers Sibley's
liabilities will reach 1270,000. His assets
are as yet undetermined, but it is thought
that they will not exceed $70,000. bnt possi
bly may reach $0,000.
ISought Heavily on a Mistake.
The failure, it is, said, was due to a slump
in the corn market. Mr. Sibley had been
buying corn heavily for December delivery
in New York, expecting that when naviga
tion closed freight rates would go up with
them, consequently the price of corn and
other cereals. Accordingly he was caught
with 6.000.UK) bushels of corn when the
roads cut the freight rates in two and the
bottom feli out of the market. Board of
trade men would assiga the failure to an
attempt by Sibley to corner the corn mar
ket, but such an attempt is denied by Sib
ley. When the drop came his margins
began to pile up and inability to cover
them forced him into bankruptcy.
Caught Forty or His Tlrethrea.
By the failure a list of over forty Chicago
board of trade men are caught for sums
varying from tM.OOO to $1,000. Logan &
Co. are among the heaviest losers. Sibley
has been operating on the board for over
twenty years. The Crm was once Kldridge
& Sibley, but of late he has been dealing
alone. Until a short time ago he was
president of the Sibley Elevator company.
Mr. Sibley's credit has always beeu genii
and he was considered a wealthy man.
THE SUNDAY QUESTION IN COURT.
A Cesa Before Jade Totey at hiraga
'Which Is Interesting.
Chicago, Dee. 20. The question f clos
ing the World's fair on Sunday was
brought into the courts yesterday for the
first time. The matter came np before
Judge Tuley in connection with a bill filed
last October by the South Shore Transpor
tation company, no organisation com
prised of the various steamship companies
doing DuslneBS at the foot of Van Buren
street. The 8outh Park commissioners,
the elty of Chicago, the Illinois Central
Railroad eompany, the World's Columbian
exposition were made defendant. In ad
dition to the application for en Injunction
to restrain the complainant from landing
at the grounds an amendment was filed
whieh brings direct to issue the question
whether the World's fair people or even
the government has the right to close the
grounds on Sunday. Judge Tuley allowed
the amendment to be made and will take
op the case early In January.
1 1 saasaaasBva. waa ,
AdlaJ Peases Thmga EvaaavUJ.
EvAjrsvriXK, Ind., Dec 9a General
Adlal K. Stevenson, vice president-elect,
and party arrived here yesterday noon
from St. Iiouie. They were met by J. Q.
Shanklln and a reception committee of
prominent Democrats and a general hand,
shaking followed. Stevenson made a brief
speech, touching on the grand victory of
his party and thanked Indiana DemocraU
for their help. After remaining a few mo
ments the party departed for Atlanta.
faster Workmaa Draapsejr Sneaiee.'
Pittsburg, Doc, ao. District Attorney
Burleigh took a hand In the Homestead
poisoning ease yesterday. He had warranto
issued for the arrestof Dempsey and David
son. rJempeeysnrrendered.aad was bailed
to O.QQ0, waiving a hsmring. Davidson
had not been arrested at last aerounts.
v'arnot vr;n nava a ranee.
Viessa, Dec. 90 President Carnot,
ays a dispatch from St. Petersburg, has
Informed the czar that he will remain at
his post under any circumstances to save
France from internal disturbance.
Latest Furrhase ol hilver.
Washington, Dec ao. The treasury de
partment Saturday purchased 475,000
ounces of silver, from $0.8348 to t0.8355.
Will Keep Christmas oa Saturday.
New York, Dec. 30. By a vote of 518 ta.
favor, to 104 against, the produce exchange
will be closeel on Saturday, Dee. 24.
Cholera In Hamburg.
Haiibuhg, Dec, 20. The cholera com
mission announces that two patients who
were taken to the hospital Sunday were
found to be suffering from Asiatic cholera.
The Borsenhalie states that one of the
cases had its origin In the elty and Jo
other in one of the su burbs. It adds tluy
there has not been a single case of the dis
ease in the harbor district since Oct. 13.
LIVE STOCK AND PRODUCE MARKET8.
CmcAejo, Dee. 19.
Following were the quotations on the board
of trade today: Wheat December, opened
TOc, closed IHc; January, opened TCtye,
clewed TUe:; May, opened Te4e, closed Tdj-ic.
Corn December, opened 41fjc, closed Hnt
January, opened 4'o, closed . 42c; May,
opened 4Jle, closeel 4G?ic Oats December,
opened 30O, closed UOc; Jano,ary, opened
3Uc, closed Mayopeted A4J$e. closed
34)ic. Pork December, opened tl4.sa, closed
tH.. January, opened (1S.T4. closed Sl&JBH;
Msy, opened $19,0, closed $15.30. Lard De
cember, opened SlG-05, closed fl0-- J
Produce: Butter Fancy creamery, 63fo
per lb: fancy dairy, 23&.'4c; packing stock, IS
10c. Eptrs Fresh stock, Zic per dos.; Ice
house, WjJlSc. Dressed poultry Spring chick
ens, v;3.10o per lb; hens, c: tarkeys, lsHS
18c; ducks, BUct geese, 8&!le. Potatoes-"
Wisconsin Rose, 62t)nc per bo; Hcbrooe. 80Q
63 per bu: Wisconsin Ktirbanks, AfVg7Tla per ba;
Michigan Burbanks,63&6rie per bu; mixed lota.
5oaic. Sweet potatoes Illinois, $3.5033.711.
Apples Common and poor stock, $1.60&&2S
per bbU fair So good. $3.t3.Tik fancy, $&M
Cranberries Jerseys, $t.S(37.50 per bbl; Cape
Cod, 55.003,7.00; fancy, $s.la!.tX; Wisconsin
Bell and Bugles, $7.!i08.iWl
Live Block Prices at the Union Stock yards
today ranged as follows: Market rather no
tice on packing and shipping aocount aad
feellnn rather easy: prices &CdOo lower; sales
ranged at S-i.00 pi 6.1o pigs, $tllOg
(1.41) light, ?4.r $ 6.30 rungh packing,
S6.2fX2-. mixed, and $6.a C 6.70 heavy
packing and shipping lots.
Cattle Marke fairly active on local
andihipping account; feeling easy; prices fa
vor buyers; Christmas beeves in fair
supply and quotable at $n.st.ipt;jS; other
qualitie-s wero quotable at $'i.(K) 6.63
choice to extra Bhipping steers, 4.1.V&1.85 good
to choice do, $3.7U$4.1U fair to good, f3.00&&SO
common to medium do, 2.l(.'t.i0 butchers'
steers, 52.(inQ-'.75 stoekers, ip.Ulir2.75 Texas
steers. $:.7.V&i.iM range steers, $.tk&U0 feed
ers, $1 2."C'" cows, 51.SVW.W bolls, and $&S
&5..V veal calves.
Sheep-Market active and prioes steady.
Quotations ranced at Sl.Oltifc.S.W per 1001b
wenterns. S-i.i'XtVJ.QO natives, $..10'$ t 71 Texas,
and S-'.7Tiyi.t lambs.
'ew York. - -
' Vons, Dec IS.
Wheat Xo: Tc-fl-'ajntrr cash, 7576ic;
January, Tot-. MntMV 77!-; May.TOJJc. Corn
No. mixed ca.-'h.' !Clc; Lccember, 60c;
January. ttUJ-tV February; Olfeic: May, BSfyfa.
O.tta-No. 8. miked cash. 3tHJ(&36Hc; Janu
ary, B7c; May, 3!4o. Rye Quiet and
steady: western. 64SSe. Barley-Doll aad
unchanged:,, western,: 603Ur.; six -rowed
state, Pork-Qaietbut firm; old mess,
$15.00il.i.iV ' irew mess. J 16.0WJ16-5O. Lard
Quiet but firm; December, $10.40; Hsv,
$10.10. ' j
Live Stock: Cattle Trading dull and alow
from start to finish: poorest to best native'
steers. $3.Kr.(o ;x-r KO lbs; Texas and Col-1
orado, $3.7Sc"fcl-a'; bulls and dry cows. ILOO1
.75. Hiep and L;ml bhe"ep, very firm;1
Iambs, active at an advance of He per lb;1
sheep, Sa.0044li.OU per KO lbs: lambs, $5.60T.23.!
Hogs Nominally steady; live boga, $3.9026.6$
per 100 lbs. -
.The L,oral .Tl ark eta.
Corn 4B34c. .
Bran Sfic per ewt,
6hipstnff-$1.00 per twt.
Hay Timothy, $SG10: upland, $8ai0: stoacfe
$638; baled. $11.00I.60. '
' Z raonves. "
Batter Fair to choice, JBc: creamery aac.
Eggs Fresh. Mc; packed. 15c.
Poultry-Chickens, WaUJi; turkeys ttMe
dncks,l2Mc; geese, 10c. ' '
raurr amd vsearaBtB. '
Apples-$.S6C$a.7B per bbl.
Bard 7 B07 76.
boft-S I0&S 80.
.iEle-BntCner" ,or d eteess
HJMMle; cows sen fceifer, a sC3c calves
OosBBoe boards fit.
Jobt ocanthuf sad timber. It to It feetlM.
iB '" eentT.
L$4llJ!W,'' ' '
SOLD 111 CAHSOICJ