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TB13 AllOTS, MONDAY, NOVJMBEB 30, 1003.
President Holland Favors Run
ning Three-Eye League
. to Sept. 25.
OPENING SUNDAY, APRIL 30
Official Notice Sent Oat for Meetins
TJie otlicial culls have been sent out
by Secretary Thumler notifying- all
members of the Three-Eye league of
the coming meeting- in Chicago, Dee.
s. The session will doubtless be de
voted largely to a discussion of the
schedule. President Holland has
commenced worj upon it, and hopes
to have several different arrange
ments of games ready for the appro
val of the magnates. It has been
settled that the season will open
April ."(, which falls ou Sunday next
year. It has "been found that the
more Sunday games that, enn be ar
ranged the greater the financial re
turns. It has been suggested that the sea-
sen open on the western grounds for
a variety. Always before the season
lias been opened ' rn the eastern
grounds, and it" is believed that the
western clubs would appreciate the
change. President Holland favors a
lengthy season. And- it is probable
that the schedules submitted will ex
tend the-games as late as Sept. 25.
The mileage feature of the . sched
ule is always an important considera
tion and the one showing the least
amount of travel will likely meet with
the approval of tire various managers.
It is also hoped to give each town the
same number of Sunday games. This
year there was much complaint be
cause some cities fared better than
others in this respect.
lo.vle' None to Vuttrrco Operation.
('apt. Jack Doyle, .f Mrooklyn. w ho
remained Iheie for the fall racing
season, picked up his belongings last
week and hied himself to Holyoke,
Mass., for the winter. Jack proposes
to go to the hospital in a short time
to have an operation performed on
his nose, which was broken in a game
a year or two ago and periodically
gives him not a little trouble. The
operation is a simple one. however,
and will have no serious remits, ac
cording1 to Doyle.
.Ion May Play on Coast.
It is reported from California that
Oscar Jones will play there next year,
but there is some doubt on this score,
as he has already affixed his signature
to a Drooklyn contract, says an ex
change. When Jones and Schmidt
li'iished their season in Drooklyn they
w ent,3 iAlbwjuerqiie, N. M., where
they took part in a number of games.
They did good work and pulled out u
good sum of money.
. . '. Goclinau'r Dropped-
fJrehnaur, the Cleveland shortstop,
who once failed to keep his contract
with l!reekljn, will not be a member
of Lajoie's team next season.. His
work is too erratic. The Cleveland
team will engage in spring practice at
San Antonio, Texas.
Want to Rale Oat Foal Strike.
Milwaukee Sentinel: Dan Johnson,
president of the American league,
says his organization will declare the
foul strike rule a dead letter at the
December meeting. It is to be hoped
the National league can be induced
to take the same view and that the
rule will be abolished. That the foul
strike should be classified with the
Jong list of unsuccessful experiments
to improve the national sport is the
opinion of the majority of critics,
not to speak of the spectators, who
are almost unan'unous in the desire to
see more batting. For years the ef
forts of baseball managers were di
rected toward framing rules penaliz
ing the pitcher in order to. develop
heavier hitting- anil the foul strike
rule was the first one intended to op
erate the other way. Its supporters
urge that it would shorten games,
and it di:l so at the cost of the cle
ment of the game that has made it
the most popular of sports. In Mil
waukee there is no doubt the fans
want to see the rule . abolished, for
they were forced to witness too many
games last year that were made unin
teresting through the operation of
this rule. Naturally the American
association will follow the lead of the
major leagues, but it would be well
for the magnates of the association
to throw the weight of their influ
ence with the American league in
this respect at the December meet
ing, when it is to be hoped the death
knell of the rule will be sounded.
Only Make a Bart Matter Worae.
Perhaps you have never thought of
it, but the fact must be apparent to
everyone that constipation is caused
by a hick of water in the system, and
the use of drastic cathartics like the
old-fashioned pills only makes a bad
matter worse. Chamberlain's Stom
ach and Liver Tablets are much more
mild and gentle in their effect, and
when the proper dose is taken their
action is so natural that one can
hardly realize it is the effect of a med
icine. Try a 25-cent bottle of them.
For sale by all druggists. "
Chamberlain's Stomach and Liver
Tablets are becoming a favorite for
stomach troubles and constipation.
For sale by all druggists.
For Over Sixty Tears
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup has
been used for children teething1. It
soothes the child, softens the gums,
allays all pain, .cures wind colic, and
Is the best remedy for diarrhoea. ?5
eenta - bottle.
DO YOU KNOW THE FAMOUS
DOUGLAS SHOE ?
T5he Best Wearing,
J5he Best Looking Shoe on 15he Market.
T5he Most Honest.
S3.00 to $4.50
Every pair absolutely warranted. You can
get the "Douglas" only at the
Square Deal" SKoe Store,
418 15th St. MOLIJVE, ILL.
C. Eo Smith,
Opp. Harper House. Cor. 19th St. and 2nd Ave.
tll the Latest Christmas
Specialties in Photos at 'Re
duced Trices Until Jan 1.
See our Fine Line of Mountings for Both
PLATINUM and PLATINO
Work. Give is ample Time to Get Your
Orders Ready for ChristmoLS.
Getting the Worst of It.
The buyers do, who buy their
wines, liquors, etc., at an un
reliable store. To secure the
best vintages, the primeat, mel
lowest whiskies yem should go .
to a store that deals in nothing
but the best. We are judges of
fine goenls in this line, and buy
only the choicest imported and
SIMON LEWIS' !
rWtATT, T.TQTTOTl RTOTiTE.
Market Square, cor. Seventeenth i
Street and Third Ayenu. f
Former Rock Islander Weds
Agnes Hitt at Chilli
IS BELLE OF HER HOME CITY
Couple : to Iteslde at Bloomlngton,
Ind , Where Groom in
An announcement of considerable
local interest is that of the marriage
ct Charles T. McIIugh, formerly of
Hock Island, and Miss Agnes llitt.
celebrated last Wednesday evening
at the home of the bride at Chilli
Father Cumins, of St. .Joseph's
Catholic church, officiated.. There
were no attendants, the guests being
confined to the immediate families,
f. .1. McIIugh, of this city, brother
of the groom, was present.
ine eoupie win ie at home after
Dec. 1 at Ploomington, Jnd., where
the groom is serving as Special stone
agent for the Chicago, Indianapolis &
The bride is the daughter of Mrs.
Cora llitt. She comes from one of
the oldest families in Chillieothe. her
father, the late Col. J. K. llitt. having
been prominent throughout northern
Missouri as politician and editor.
The Chillieothe Democrat said of the
bride: "She has 'inherited all her
father's brilliancy of mind and cor
diality of manner, and no young wo
man of the city can boast of more
sincere friends and admirers. J!eau
tif ul in jjerson, her goodness of heart
and beauty of mind are her noblest
qualities, and the groom is indeed to
be ce ngratulated on w jnning one of
Chillicothe's fairest ami most clever
r.eavea Hore Several Year A eo.
Mr. MeTIugh is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Patrick Mellugh, 310 Fourteenth
street. He left Hock Jslaml several
years ago to take a position as train
dispatcher for theL, K. & T. road at
ISrooktield, Mo. Since then he has
been located in a number of other
cities. While home he worked for
botli the Western Cnion and Postal
Telegraph companies. He was a
young man who enjoyed, a large ac
quaintance in the city, and the well
wishes of all his friends here will at
tend him in his new estate.
BRIST0W GIVES DETAILS
Continued lrom Sixth rage.
to give Scheble a 23 per cent interest
in the contract which he then held.
May bury, when asked why he gave
Scheble an interest in this contract,
stated that he thought there was
merit in Scheble's box, and that it
might In the future become a trouble
"It is not reasonable to suppose
that a man of affairs like Maybury,
who had at that time served two
terms in congress and is at present
mayor of the city of Detroit, should
voluntarily deliver to a stranger from
Toledo, Ohio, one-fourth of his prof
its in so valuable a contract because
he feared that two or three years
hence that man might become a dan
gerous competitor for another con
tract. During the first year, that is,
before Scheble had interested him
self In the contract, there were 2,740
boxes ordered, for which the depart
ment paid $S,1S!M0. Mavbury's prof
its, as near as can be estimated,
amounted to $3,42" on that year's
business. During the second year,
after Scheble became interested, 10,
400 boxes were ordered, at a cost of
$32,526.23. The total profits of the
second year's business was $20,500, of
which Maybury received three-
fourths, or $13,373, and Scheble one
fourth, or $3,215. Jn 1S97, when a new
contract was to be made, the box
which Maybury had acquired from
Scheble, known as the Scheble box,
was the one selected, and. as a result.
Maybury & Ellis were requireuVto
give him a 50 per cent interest m the
new contract. The evidence shows
that Scheble remitted one-half of his
profits in this contract to Machen.
"One Solomon C. Wynn submitted
a proposal to furnish the various
sized boxes at $1.75, $2'.25 and $2.75.
as against the Scheble ' box at $2.fi0,
$3.23 and $5.25 each. Wynn. there
fore, became an embarrassing com
petitor. Hut Machen was equal to
the occasion; he stated to Postmas
ter (ieneral Wilson that he had a
cousin. Arnold J. .1. Machen, of To
ledo, Ohio, who was interested with
Wynn in this box, ami that he did
notthink it proper for the contract
to be awarded to a firm in which a
relative of the superintendent of free
delivery was financially interested
The postmaster general evidently was
impressed by the unselfish devotion
of Machen to the public's interests.
for Wynn's bid was discarded', though
in so doing the cost of letter boxes
during the contract period was in
creased $51,553.80. The profits on thfs
contract to Maybury & Kills ozsrre'
gated something over $53,000, half of
which was given to Scheble, which the
evidence indicates was divided equal
ly with Machen.
"During the past four years 27,000
letter boxes have been distributed
on rural routes. They are unnec
eessary, since every fanner's letter
box serves the purpose of both a de
posit and a collection box. Post
masters wrote frequently stating
that the boxes were of no use, that
in many of them there was not a let
ter deposited once a month. Neverthe
less Machen continued to have them
years :over $70,000 has. been paid for
letter boxes on rural routes. Machen
and Scheble were indicted by the fed
eral grand jury in the District of Co
lumbia Sept. , 1903, for conspiracy
A congressman from llrooklyn,
whose name is not given, is connected
with the introduction of the Rrandt
Automatic cashiers for which the
government ' paid $74,000. These
machines were sent out o post
masters all over the country and they
were compelled to pay $150 each for
them, though no requisition had been
made for them in many instances
and quite often protests were made
that they could not be used. At
Chicago, for instance, the postmas
ter notified the department that "he
could not use but one. Nevertheless
he was given ten and his office was
charged with them at the usual
price. A bribe of $12,300, the report
says, was paid to Congressman Ed
mund II. Driggs to secure the order
for 250 of the useless machines.
The brief concludes with the fol
"For the purpose of this report,
the investigation ordered by yon on
March 7 has been ct.mpleled. In the
preparation of cases for trial where
indictments have been found, infor
mation may be secured which wilj
necessitate further investigation and
possibly involve persons not now
"More than 40 inspectors have been
employed upon this work, some of
tliciu continuously every day since
the investigation began. The records
of 1,000 postoftices have been exam
ined, and the files of many divisions
of the department, covering a period
of from six to ten years, scrutinized.
"The system of organized corrup
tion that has been disclosed began in
1S93 and continued until stopped by
this investigation. The amount of
money secured by the corrupt o
fieials and their confederates is small
as compared to the total loss to the
government. lo illustrate: There
Is no evidence that Louis received any
compensation from Ault &. Wiborg,
yet during the first year of his ad
ministration the expenditures for
canceling inks increased over $10,000.
It does not appear that Kempner re
ceived money from the manifcld com
pany, yet the cost of manifold sup
plies increased more than $40,000 a
year. 'Barrett received but $6,000
from 'Arnold, yet that company de
frauded the people out of over $3,000,-
000. Machen probably did not receive
more than $26,000 from the (iron
fastener. Vet the government has
paid approximately $130,000 for that
device, which represents a net loss.
ince the department continued, by
the terms of the contract for letter
oxes.'to pay for the original fasten
ers. Leavers anil nis associates re
ived less than $20,000 from the au
tomatic cashier. Vet .the department
expended $74,275 for this wholly un
"The total amount that the perpe
trators of these frauds Ihemselvcs re
ceived cannot be definitely learned,:
but it will aggregate between $300,000
and $400,000, while the loss to the
government, considering the unneees-
ary supplies that have been pur
chased and the inferior quality of
those furnished bv fraudulent con
tractors, can not be estimated with
any oegree of accuracy.
"As the gross abuses have been
brought to light Ihey have been
promptly corrected by the proper de
partmental officers. Contracts where
fraud has been discovered have been
annulled. As a result of the investi
gation four officers and employees of
the department have resigned and 13
have been removed. Forty-four indict
ments have been found, involving 31
persons, 10 of whom have been con
nected' with the postal service
"The result of the investigation
demonstrate that all traveling agents
of the department such as assistant
superintendents of salaries and allow
ances, of the free-delivery .service,
the railway mail service, and the
registry system, and inspectors
should be placed uuuer one organiza
tion. , "A number of changes should be
made in the organization of the de
partment in order to provide a more
perfect check upon the operations
of various divisions, and some restric
tive legislation affecting the divisions
of salaries and allowance, of yural
free delivery, and possibly ethers may
be necessary. What the service most
needs, however, is honest, intelligent,
and vigorous administration. The
corruption disclosed is not due to lax
laws, but to the dishonesty of those
who have been charged with the re
sponsibility :f administering them."
COMBIENTS IJV PEKKY HEATH
Will Publish It All In His Paper nail At
trckn the Anliuiid y Mie ltei t.
Salt Lake City, Nov. "t. When ex
First. Assistant Postmaster General
Perry S. H:itli, now proprietor of the
Salt Lake Tribune, had rtad the re
port of Hristow u rid the comments of
the president, he said: "I shall not
hesitate to publish in the Salt Lcke
Tribune every word of this report, and
also every word of this mtmorandum
Of the president, although there Is not
a syllable in them, except official com
ment so far as pertains to myself, that
is1" news to the public. I hope my
enemies, rs well us my fri.nds. will
do me the justice of reading it all
"It is no surprise to me to tee the
denunciation of me in this report. The
author cf It, from the time he i ntercd
tho iHJstothce department up to the
present moment, has. in his official ca
pacity, pursued me personally In sta
tion and out. as every one who has
been in public life In Washington dur
ing tin- past six years knows.
Its very opening pages attacked my
friend, L W. Louis, an honest gentle
man, as the report itself is comptllcd
to admit him to be, and it closes w ith
Impertinent and intrusive nnimader
versions upon my administration.
"The author srfius to have studious
ly avoided mentioning the important
fact that many, if not a large majority.
of these offenses occurred nfttr I hadf
left the service. Nor is the slightest
reference made to another important
fact that I had heaped upon me ten
times as much administrative and ex
ecutive work, by reason of the Spanish-American
war, as I should have un
dertaken; or rife fact that during the
time most of the onus of performing
the military postal duties fell upon me,
together with the distribution of much
of the patronage of the service in the
way of appointments, and that we had
to establish precedents, as we had no
military postal laws; and lastly, the
fact that if any one conjurrd with my
name for corrupt purposes I could not
know it except somebody told me. No
A very popular
sty 1 e, with a
Built on the
same lines as the
"Potay," but a
i Union Made.
These Shoes Are Just in a-rid
NotcKers For Style.
They arc of patent colt, with the military heel, and in ma
terial, workmanship and appearance are equal to any $3
shoe on the market.
IntfmatrJn of tiTe kind ever riaclied me
till lately through the press.
"Because 1 cannot be truthfully ac
cused of ever having received any re
v.ard. in cash, bonds, stocks, presents
or other form, while I was in the de
partment er since I left it. my acts
while in the government employ ap
pears to be especially disappointing to
the author )f this report. l"ut sine"
much of the report is occupied with
the e-ascs of men who have been tried
and aceiuitted I am willing to trust
the public to elrnw its own '.-one lusions.
I welcome' the opportunity to publish it
In its e'ntirety in the columns of The
Khenmutlsm Curfcd lu 24 Hours
T. J. Blackinore, of llaller & Black-
more, Pittsburg, PaT," says: "A short
time since I procured a bottle of Mys
tic Cure. It got me out of the house
in 24 hours. I took to my bed with
rheumatsm nine months agej and the
Mystic Cure is the only medicine that
did me any good. I bad five of the
best physicians in the city, but I re
ceived very little relief from them. I
know the Mystic Cure to be what it
is represented and take pleasure in
recommending it to other poor suffer
ers." Sold by Otto Grotjan, 1501 Sec
ond nvenue.Koek Island; Gust Schlc
gel & Son, 220 West Second street,
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IS THE "BIG STORE'S" ADVICE TO ALL.
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