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VOL. MI. NO. 243.
ROCK ISLAND, ILIi., SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1903 TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
THROUGH WITH TOUR:
ROYAL PAIR LEAVE
DROP FORTY FEET
HIT BY LAFOLLETTE
OF POPE VET
Peril of 100 Persons From
Collapse of a
Proposed Tunnel Under Behring
Straits Discussed a: a New
Kins and Queen of Kngland Well
Received at Cork,
Declares That Public Service Cor
porations Corrupt Government.
Cardinals Begin to Bal
lot For Leo's Successor
BUT WITHOUT RESULT
Services of the Opening
Day of the Solemn
Interesting Facts About the
Election of a Pope.
The .sacred college consists,
when full, of TO cardinals. There
are six vacancies at present, jintl
two cardinals cannot reach
Koine In. time. Majority requi
site, for election, two-thirils of
Number of Italian cardinals in
college, 4S; number of French
Tho voting is done by paper
ballot folded twice &ml scaled
with private seal of the elector.
Onlv two ballots are taken each
At each failure of a ballot to
elect, wet straw" is burned with
the ballots, the smoke from
which tells the people that no
choice has been made as yet.
This is the tirst conclave at
which an American cardinal has
been able to cast a vote for the
It lias been o years. .1 months
and 11 days since the last con
All food is passed into the
chapel in hampers, but these
hampers' art' carefully searched
for contraband matter, such as
letters, signals, or other commu
nication. The successor of Leo XIII will
be the 20lth jce of Koine, ac
cording to the Konian Catholic
accepted register. St. Peter is
counted as the first pontifex
Kome, Aug-. 1. The cardinals all
awoke at an early hour this morning1
to the ringing of a loud bell. Mass
was said in the Pauline chapel by Car
dinal Oreylia, who afterwards a;lin.in-
CAEDlNAIi IX HIS CONCLAVE CELL. .
istered communion to each cardinal.
Breakfast consisting of a cup of cof
fee and rolls followed. This vvas par
taken of privately by the cardinals in
their cells. The great business of the
day vvasi then at hand.
At 10 all the cardinals assembled in
the Sistine chapel for the first ballot
for the new pope, which resulted in no
election, ami at 11:30 all the ballots
The second ballot followed, without
Kome, Any. 1, 7:50 p. in. According
to a reliable source of information it
is stated that at the first ballot this
morning Cardinal Kainpolla received
the largest number of votes, followed
by Serafino, Vannutelli, Gotti, Orcg
lia, Dipietroat, Agliardi, Svampa ami
Capee-tletro. The other votes were
scattered. It is impossible to verify
Homo, Aug. 1. The largest conclave
In the history of the Roman Catholic
church has now assembled In the Sis
tine chapel for the purpose of elect
ing u successor, to Leo XIII. Sixty
two cardinals, with over 2X clerical
and lay attendants, are to all intents
and purposes prisoners within the Vati
can. One of them. Cardinal Herraro
y Espinosa, archbishop of Valencia,
was prostrated Immediately after en
tering the conclave, and lies ill in his
cell. This morning the cardinals en
tered upon the solemn duty of choos
ing the new pope by ballot. The gen
eral impression exists tUatL witMn two
Cork, Aug. 1. The firing1 of royal
salutes and enthusiastic cheering' wel
comed King Edward and (Jueen Alex
andra on their arrival in Cork this
morning- on board the royal yacht.
The lord mayor and corporation of
Cork welcomed the visitors when they
landed. Their majesties drove through
the decorated streets, which were lin
ed with troops and blue jackets, to
the race course, where the king pre
sented colors to two Irish regiments.
Their majesties subsequently re
turned to Queenstown and their visit
to Ireland was brought to a success
ful close. When they reembarked on
the royal yacht for (owes the strains
of "Come Back to Erin" were mingled
with the salute of the guns and vocif
erous cheering1 by the people.
or three days a new pope will have
Speculation as to the Successor.
Prognosticationsas to who will wear
the tiara as Leo's successor have little
value, as even the cardinals who en
tered their cells seemed to be without
definite ideas as to the issue. Car
dinals Kainpolla, Serafino Vannutelli,
li Pietro, Gotti and Oreglia continue
to be most frequently mentioned, a
the likely canaiaates. sso seiaom irave
the majority of the cardinals now here
met each other and so widely do they
differ in. nationality aud personality
that no organized movement in support
of any one cardinal has thus far been
practicable nor, in fact, seriously at
Italians Can Do tbe Electing:.
This does not apply to the Italian
cardinals, who are naturally well ac
quainted with each other. With their
numerical strength the Italians could,
if united, practically insure the elec
tion of a pontiff of their own choos
ing. One thing may be set down as
pretty certain the pope will be an
Italian. It may be significant of the
length of time the conclave will sit
that each cardinal took with him to his
cell dean linen for three days.
ASSEMBLY OF THE CONCLAVE
Those Who Are to Select the Next rope
Go to Their Cells.
The ceremony of the assembly of
the conclave attracted numerous vis
itors to the Vatican outside, for the
inside of the tdifice is ncred to the
use of the members of the conclave.
Shortly after 4 p. m. the cardinals be
gan to appear on St. Peter's piazza,
where a crowd watched Interestedly
and raised hats as the princes of the
church passed Into the rear entrance
of the Vatican. With each cardinal
were those who will attend his wants
during the conclave. Photographers
vigorously snapped the occupants of
the black carriages prior to their en
trance to what one cardinal called
Previous to entering their cells the
ceremony of the entrance of the car
dinals In conclave, which is always
given as solemn a character as pos
sible, was inaugurated with the cele
bration of the mass of the Holy Ghost
in the Pauline chapel of the Vatican.
The sacred college, numbering sixty-
two cardinals, the diplomatic corps,
the Roman aristocracy, the Knights of
Malta and a few outsiders, especially
invited, were present, with a profusion
of guirds who had taken off the mourn
ing emblems they had been wearing
for Leo XIII.
As is always the case at such cere
monies there was so much color in the
picture that one felt as though wit
nessing an exhibition of a series of
living pictures, until awakened by the
grand reality of the religious cere
mony by the singing of the Sistine
choir. Cardinal Serafino Vannutelli of
ficiated. After the veni sancte spiritns
had lecn intoned Mgr. Sardl from the
pulpit, which was draped in red and
stood in the choir, having before him
the pontifical cross, read the Latin ora
tion, "Pro Eligendo Pontifice Maximo,"
exhorting the cardinals to make a
wise choice in the task before them.
so that the one elected to the supreme
dignity shall be a worthy vicar of
Christ on earth.
After the mass of the Iloly Ghost
the cardinals assembled as usual in
congregation in the hall of the consis-
torv. where the rules of the conclave
were read and each cardinal took the
oatli to obey them.
8I8TINK CHAPEL TRANSFORMED
Preparations Made Therein for the Ac
commodation of the Conclave.
The Sistine chapel has been com
pletely transformed. The only thing
connecting it with the Temple of Art,
which it is generally known to be, is
Michael Ancelo's dome, which shines
in undlmmed brilliaucyabove the altar.
ompletely covering the "Last hacra
ment." The altar is bung with tapes
try representing the descent of the
holy spirit, surmounted by a violet
canopy, and is covered with red velvet
heavily embroidered with gold. On
the highest step of the altar stands a
majestic red and gold chair, which
will serve as a tnrone for she new
pope when he first receives the homage
of the sacred college.
Along the two sides of the chapel
are the seats for the cardinals, with
bigu backs, and each having la froat
TWENTY-FIVE AEE INJURED
Were Watching an Armless
Man Swim tbe
Portland. Ore.. Aug. 1. A section
of the bridge which spans the Will
iamette river at Morrison street col
lapsed, precipitating more than it'll
people forty feet into the water. Three
persons are known to have been
drowned, and It Is feared that the list
of dead will be much larger when all
are accounted for. Many fell on two
small boat houses moored to a pier of
the bridge immediately under the spot
where it gave way. About twenty-live
persons were injured. The known
dead are: Minnie Haymoud (aged 18,
Lottie Cameron (aged lib and an un
identified boy (aged 15).
Watchtnir an Armless Man Swim
Tne ieople had gathered on the Mor
rison and Madison street bridges and
along the docks to watch Clarence
Lutz. an. armless man. swim the riv
er, which is about three-eighths of a
mile wide. As Lutz was climbing out
of the water the crowd rushed to the
south edge of the bridge in order to
get a good view, and the bridge col
lapscd under the strain. Some fell on
two boat houses nioorttl under the
bridge, while others were precipitated
directly into the river, which is about
fifteen feet deep at that point. Many
fell between the Itoat houses, forming
a pile ten fet high of struggling men,
women and children. The work of res
cue was prompt. The Injured suffered
broken arms and legs principally.
MRS. HODQE MAT BE INSANE
Woman Who Killed a I'edJIer in Ctah
Shows 8lgnsof Mental Aberra
tion, It Is Said.
Grand Rapids, Mich.. Aug. 1. FuLies-a
Utah jury find that Mrs. Aurora Hodge
was insane when she fired the i-hot that
killed William Ryan, the young woman
who, professing innocence, gave her
self up to this city's jHdice, will doubt
less be the first woman to face death
on the gallows in that staje. Sheriff
Emory, of Salt Lake City, who has ar
rived here, talked with Mrs. Hodge for
more than two hours.
She expressed little surprise, and re
fused to amend the least bit her first
statements to Superintendent Cam
She maintain! that she was Justified
in s,hooting, and that it was not rob
bery that tempted her; that she had no
accomplices, and that the murder was
not. planned. The sheriff, after his in
terview, was more than ever convinced
she was mentally incompetent.
oi i: a little dt:k with the cardinal's
name on it in Latin. Ou these desks
are m-ns. ink and paper, and alove
cad. seat is an imposing canopy. The
first se-its, mar the altar, will be oc
cupied by the cardinal deacons, the
otliersfdiowing in order of precedence.
I Miring the balloting six candles on
th- !t.;r will be lighted. A large ta
ble has been placed In the center of
the chapel lor counting the votes. Most
conspicuous in the chapel is a small
stove near the entrance, in which the
oting papers will be burned after they
have been cast and the result deter
mined. Just outside the door of
the chapd is a small room where the
papal rubes intended for the new pope
are kept. After his election the new
pope retires to this small room out
side the chapel and there dons Lis
robes, reappears and receives the hom
age of the princes of the church.
As a commentary on the reliability
of Roman newspapers the following Is
inteiesting: Before tillering the con
clave Cardinal Gibbons requested the
Associated Press to deny all interviews
alleged to have been given out by him
while in Rome, and also all published
accounts of conversations he is al
leged to have had with private indi
viduals, referring especially to the
statements of the Italia Thursday to
the effect that he had criticised tbe
policy of Rampolla.
Varsity Man Gets a Post.
Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 1. Charles
B. Hare has accepted the appoint
ment of government bacteriologist in
the Philippines at a salary of $1,500.
He Is the young man w ho got the bu
bonic plague while working in the
laboratory with Ir. Xoog. lie was
graduated from the medical depart
ment of the University of Michigan
Lightning Restores Her Voice.
Elkhart, Ind., Aug. 1. When light
ning struck Samuel Swlnehart's house
the flash brought a shriek of terror
from Mrs. Swinehart's lips. This was
the first sound above a whisper the
woman had made for two weeks, but
she now speaks normally. Sciatic rheu
matism Is said to have caused the
failure of her voice.
Their Treasure of a Cook.
Missis Don't forget, Katy, that the
Mugginses are coming to dinner to
night. Katy Ah. don't let that bother ye,
now. I'll Just do my worst. They'll
never troubleyegainBjwteji .GJobe
Ruling of Judge Lochren
In Hill Merger
LAW NOT VIOLATED
As to Parallel Line in
the Two Northern
St. Paul, Aug. 1. Judge Lochren in
the I'nitcd States district court today
decided the ease of the Mate of Min
nesota against the Northern Securi
ties company in favor of tiie securities
Lochren, in refusing; the injunction
asked by the state to i est rain the
comjwuiy from voting1 theytock of the
(ireat Northern and Northern Pacific
railroads, finds the company has not
violated the state laws forbidding' the
consolidating of parallel i.nd compet
ing lineM of railway. $
Don't Affect Other Can
The decision does not att'ect the re
sult of the government ca-e. in which
the securities company was defeated
and which is now pending in appeal
to the supreme court.
EXPIRES IN CHICAGO
Went There to Secure Medical Aid
Which Proved a
Chicago, Aug. 1. Loran Waldo
Kevnolds, a prominent attorney ami
politiican of P.oone, la., and at one
time candidate for governor of Iowa
uik)u the Kepublican ti,';ct. died at the
Sherman House as the result of a com
plication of diseases following a stroke
of paralysis. Twelve days ago he
came to Chicago, accompanied by hia
family, to secure medical aid. The
body has been taken to his former
home, where the funeral will be held
Reynolds was 57 years old and leavs
a widow, Mrs. Florence Keynolds, a
daughter. Clare, wife of Harold Chick
eiing, manager of a machinery manu
facturing company of New York, and
two sons. Joseph, connected with the
Westlnghouse company at Pittsburg,
and John, manager of the Boone LTcc-
tric Light and Transit company, the
stock of which Keynolds owned.
CHILD IS POISONED
BY EATING CANDY
Well Known Woman is Suspected
As the Cause of
Hunker Hid, Aug. 1. Ewart Check
field, t'he 7-year-old son of James W.
Checktiehl, who recently came here
from St. Louis to become local mana
ger of the Union Dairy -company, died
from strychnine poisoning, ami a well
known woman of the city is suspected
of having given him candy which con
tained the poistm and the eating of
which iesulted in death.
According to the boy's statement
the woman under suspicion gave him
the confection, but she denies the story
and says she met the boy while he was
eating something which he told her
was candy and which another boy had
given him. No reason for poisoning
the boy is known.
LARCENY OF $15,000
Adolph Kuhn, Banker and Broker,
Chicago, Aug. 1. Adolph Kuhn, a
banker, real estate and mortgage
broker, was todav comicted of lar-
cenv of $1.,000. Other indictments
against him will be tried in Septem
ber. According to the evidence he
victimized many persons through for
geries of real estate deeds and titles.
ANOTHER ROYAL VISITOR
TO AMERICAN SQUADRON
Lisbon, Aug. 1. King- Charles vis
ited the American squadron today.
He vyas received aboard the l.rooklyu
by Admiral Cotton and Minister Bry-an.
PARIS TO NEW YORK BY RAILWAY
J. Hamilton Lewis Tells of the Pros
. rss of the Scheme Difficul
ties Not Great.
New York, Aug. 1. A conference
has been held here by the men inter
ested in the building of the proposed
trans-Alaska-Siberian railroad planned
to connect the railroad systems of the
eastern and western hemispheres and
give an all-rail route from New York
to Paris by way of a tunnel under
P.ehring strait. Among those here are
Count Loicq de Io1h1. v-f Paris; Cap
tain John J. Healy, and ex-Representatives
J. Hamilton Lewis, of the state
of Washington. All of those interested
In the project profess to have gre:;t
faith in its ultimate success.
Lewis Tells of the Project.
"The project was inaugurated nearly
two years ago," said Iewis., "while
Count de Lobel was in this country as
the representative of the French Geo
graphical society'. When in Alaska up
on his explorations he seems to have
reported the feasibility of this road t:
the Russian authorities, pointing out
the connection with the Trans-Siberian
railroad, which would give an all
rail line from New York across the
continent of America into Siberia by
way of Sr. Petersburg into the French
Russia Makes a Necessary Concession.
"Since then the matter has been un
der discussion and consideration by en
gineers of the French and Russian gov
ernments. M. de Lobel returned to
Paris a year ago. making his full re
ports, and later he obtained audiences
with the Kussian government which
brought about certain concessions nec
essary for the Kussian end of the en
terprise. lleg-an Calculating the Cost.
"In the meantime the Kussian and
French capitalists associated them
selves with a view of constructing the
American end of the line. While thi.s
was In progress it became necessary
to calculate the exact costs of the tun
neling of llehring strait. Then came
the report more interesting than would
at tirst appear."
NOT AS HARD AS IT LOOKS
Difficulties Disappear on a Close Examina
tion of Conditions.
Of the feasibility of the project
Lewis said: "Instead of difficulties,
as at first' would be assumed, the en
gineers of the Kussian and French
governments- pointed out that the
straits were during nine months of the
year solid ice. and the tunneling would
be the same as going under rook for
mation, and that in the three months
when they were navigable the wat
ers over a large part of the proposed
line did not extend more than fifteen
feet. Manifestly there would 1 no
more danger of tunneling under the
Behring .strait than under the Seine
or the Hudson river.
"After this report Count de Lobel
again was called to Russia, and the
leading incorporators in America were
not Hied that Russia desired, before fur
ther assistance or approval in behalf
of her government should be given,
that the United States give some assur
ance that the straits should le neutral
that is.that the tunnel through wbich
the road ran nor the waters flowing
above should ever be used in time of
war for the special privilege of any
country excepting alone the United
"This grew out of the fear which
seized Russia that the United States
had entered into some form of alliance
with England and Japan againstRus
sla, in the event that Russia should
come into conflict with Japan. Lately,
when our government gave evidence of
belligerent attitude respecting Man
churia, the Russian government had
its fears augmented. and requested spe
cially that De Ilol should ascertain
so far as he could the pleasure of
the Interior department of the United
States government respecting this par
ticular feature of neutralization.
"The Russian government does not
attempt to direct or make a request
that the United States government
shall neutralize the straits, but Is anxi
ous to know whether in case the road
should be built with the aid of Rus
sian anil French influence and capitar
the United States would in turn neu
tralize the straits, in order that no
precedence 1 given to ny of Rus
sia's enemies In the event of a con
flict." No action has lcon taken as yet.
and it is probable that there will lie
some diplomatic parrying between the
representatives. of this country and
Russia. Whatever is the attitude of
this government, it will be communi
cated to Lewis, arid he will present it
to the Russians and Frenchmen, wltk
whom he will confer.
"What air awful voice that man's
got!" said the manager, who was lis
tening to the throaty tenor.
"Call that a voice?" said his friend.
"It's a disease !" Punch.
Madison, Wis., Aug. 1. In his ad
dress on "Representative Government''
ltefore the Monona assembly Governor
LaFolIette made a bitter attack on
public service corporations and charged
that they corrupt national, state and
city governments, and said that Chi
cago, Philadelphia. St. Louis. Pitts
burg. Minneapolis and Milwaukee were
shocking examples where the policy
of public service corporations and the
evil influence of money were felt in
"The danger point in our system is
the. lawmaking power," said the gov
ernor. "It is here that all the evil
forces of monopoly are concentrated
for attack. Every executive 'wanting
bi honesty or courage, every legislator
who is weak or corrupt is sure to be
coutrolllcd by the lobby agents of the
great corporations. Occasionally by
straight, simple bribe, more often by
insidious Indirect means, they are en
snared and captured by alluring deals
and promises of political preferment
or frightened and intimidated by
threats to ruin their pride of business
and bring political annihilation."
'JfJEVEE TECHED" PROSPERITY
Recent Speculative Collape Oily Kmpha
Slzed the Solid Ilasls of Our Legitimate
Trade, Dun A: Co., Say.
New York, Aug. 1. R. (.;. Dun &
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade says
today: Further evidence of the solid
basis upon. Which legitimate trade is
established has been furnished by the
equanimity with which commercial
ami financial institutions regard the
recent speculative collapse. Much more
harm has been done to the country's
manufactures and trade by the in
flated juices of cotton than by the de
juvssion in stocks. KejHuts are al
most unanimous as to the heavy dis
tribution of merchandise. ai.d this is
shown statistically by the increase in
As a rule retail trade in summer
fabrics has continued heavy, and job
bers rejort fall business ojtening well.
Labor is well enmloyed throughout
the country excejt where voluntarily
idle. Arigultural news is favorable.
Foreign trade Is maintained, both ex
jorts anil imjiorts from this city show
ing gains over the corresjonding week
Failures this week were TOO m the
United States, against 10:? last year,
ii nd li in Canada, compared with IS a
Ilryan Suggests a Candidate.
Lincoln. Neb.. Aug. 1. The forth
coming issue of Bryan's Commoner
will say: "In the discussion among
Democrats of jossible candidates for
the presidential nomination in 11X4 the
availability of Judge Owen P. Thomp
son, of Jacksonville. 111., is worthy of
consideration. While he has always
taken an active Interest in public af
fairs and has been an earnest advo
cate of Democratic prineiides. he has
neither sought for nr held public of
fice outside of the line of his j rofes
sion." Daniel 'Wells Left $10,000,000.
Milwaukee, Aug. 1. Accordingto tha
rejort of the appraisers, soon to be
made. It is stated the estate of the late
Daniel Weils. Jr.. will foot up to at
least $10.(H0.000, the most of it in Wis
consin, or held by Wisconsin corpora
tions. Included in the jroperty outside
the state are sixty-four jiarclea in Chi
cago, (loverment officials will claim a
legacy tax of or 15 per cent., depend
ing ujon whether the legatee, who la
an adojited daughter. Is considered a
Drowned In Chicago Harbor.
Chicago, Aug. 1. By the overturn
ing of a small rowboat on the lake
front Fred Odett and Albert Monsen,
emjtloyes of the Western Stone com
jiauy. were drowned. Two comianions
of the dead men narrowly escaped a
similar death and were completely ex
hausted when members of the life sav
ing crew rescued them. The accident
occurred but a short distance from the
shore, in view of several hundred per
sons. Kolutoo Is "Not In It."
Montreal, Aug. 1. In a strong
breeze the Thorella, the defender in
the Seawanhaka cup. ran away from
the Kolutoo. the United States chal
lenger. The Kolutoo came down the.
last leg alone, crossing the line 10 min
utes and ". seconds after the Thorella.
The distance was twelve miles
Fond Du Lac Has a Big Task.
Fond du Lac. Wis., Aug. 1. What
breeze the Thorella. the defender of
mammoth ever discovered has been
received in this city from Alaska. It
is twelve feet and eight inches long
and weighs o00 pounds. It was un
earthed in a mine owned by W. II.
Frank, of this city.
Wife-Heater Gets About His Dae.
Springfield. III., Aug. 1. While act
ing as a peacemaker and trying to stop
Gus Rostlck frdm frightfully beating
his wife Gollipa Rostick. an uncle,
shot and mortally wounded the wife
beater, who now lies lu St. John's hos
rital. . '
The Situation in Post
office Under Rule
THE LAST SENSATION
In Which Charges Make
ing. Washington. Aug. 1. The postofflco
Investigation has develojied another
sensation, the federal grand jury re
turning seven indictments involving
nine jeoii!e for allegtd conspiracy and
brilK-ry in connection with jostal af
fairs. August W. Machen is named
jointly with others in four of the in
dictments. Names of the Other Indicted.
The other jiartics were William Gor
don Crawford, who was dcjuity audi
tor for the jMistutiice dejtartiuent from
.lune 12, lS'.t:;, to Sejt. b ls.7, and
Is a member of one of the exclusive
clubs of this city; Lt"ojold J. Sterns, of
Baltimore; George E. Lorenz, of To
ledo, formerly a j imminent govern
ment official, and Martha J. Lorenz,
his wife; John T. Cujijitr. mayor of
Lock Haven. Pa.: William t. Ixmg,
an Ohio man who has spent much
time in this city in recent years, and
an intimate friend of Machen: Maurice
Knnkel. of New York city, and Thos.
W. McGregor, a jirotege of Machen
who was a messenger at the beginning
of Mae-hen's administration of the free?
delivery service, and in recent years
has been in charge of the suj'plics for
the rural free delivery service.
And Still There's More to Follow.
Crawford voluntarily ajjeaivd in
court soon after the indictments were
returned ami furnished SPUUmiO bail,
and McGregor likewise aj'peared and
gave h0 bail. Long was arresteel
at his home4. He was released em $10.
(xx londs. Machen was not rearrest
ed under the new indictment, as he
gave- bonds in $2o.Cnh under his indict
ment several weeks ago. and the au
thorities felt that this was sufficient
to insure his ajjearance. Warrants
have been issued for the-out-of-town
parties indicted. The grand jury has
not e-omiiletod the work laid before it
by the ostal investigators, and other
indict uuMits may lie exiecteel later on,
possibly within a week or two.
STATEMKST OF THE CA9ES
Shows That Those Arrnsed, if Guilty, Were
Hot for "Orart."
The jostoffice d-ejiurtment has made
public the following official statement
of the cases: "In 1S! the depart
ment, through the free delivery di
vision, entered into a contract with
the Postal Device and Lock company
for the jmreiiase of carriers' Rachels
for a pe'iitnl ef four years. The man
ager of this eonijiany, with whom all
negotiations were conducted, was W.
G. Crawford, of Washington. The
sacheis were to be made of a e-oatenl
canvas called peganmid, instead of
leather as formerly.
The siH'citie-ations of this contract
required the contra e-tor to furnish,
strajis the same as in the Stern con
tract. George K. Lorenz. of Toledo,
O., maele a contract with Crawforel.
rept'esentativeof the Postal Ik-vice ami
Lock company, to aid him in securing;
the contract and to furnish the strajis
for a sj)eHitic amount per sachel. Pur
suant to this agreement, which was a
elaiHlesthm agreement anel not a mat
ter of reewd in the department, every
time the Postal Device and Lock e-cni-pany
was iiaid for a supply of sachela
remittance was made by that company
to George E. Lorenz, Toledo, O., for
his iart of the compensation.
Lorenz. however, elid not furnish the
straps. They were furnished by the
department through Machen. anil paid
for by the department. Crawford, there
fore, paiel Ixrenz for the straps which
the department furnished, and Lorenz,
to show his appreciation of Machen's
liberality in furnishing free of charge
the straps which he (Lorenz was paiel
for.'divitled his profits with Machen.
The Stern contract mentioned In tho
foregoing wns similar, anel was sim
ilarly manipulated by Machen. John
T. Cupper, of Lock Haven, P-a.. had a
contrae-t to jaint letter loxes at a big
price ami Machen Is also charged with
being "in" on this contract.
Postmaster General Returns.
Washington, Aug. 1. Postmaster
General Payne resumeel his official
duties at the eleartmcnt toelay.
Worked Both. Ways.
Jaggles Are they good divorce law?
Waggles Best in the business.
They've originated over a hundred dif
ferent ways of collecting alimony and
as many more for evading the payment
of it. Judge.