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THE DAILY SENTINEL.
Vol. X TOILET SOAPS WE HAVE THEM FROM sc. to 50c. per caKe. For sale by C. D. SMITH & CO. PAYS TO TRADE WITH US. John E. Phillips, Pres. W. J. Moyer, Vice Pres. Max Buchtimnu. Cashier. L. VVickerahain, Ant. Cashier tub Grand valley national Bam CAPITAL $50,000. is absolutely no legit imate feature of the bank ing business for which we are not prepared. Foreign Exchange. Safety Deposit Vaults. The Salt Lake Candy Co.’s famous Carnation Chocolate Creams HASKELL’S PHARMACY. FRANK LESLIE General COLLECTIONS. Call for Terms Office with Judge Jos. P. Swenej 543 Main Street. INSURE WITH C. B. Rich Fire, Life, Accident, Plate Glass, and Health Insurance. Lowest rates consistent with safe under writing. Best companies. OFFICE OVER FAIR STORE. THE TASTE DISPLAYED in framing a picture either makes or mars its beauty. It costs no more to frame a picture right. We frame pictures at FOTOGRAFER DEAN’S. GOVERNMENT SCANDAL. Promises to Surpass the Famous “Star Route” Case-—George W. Beavers has Resigned. Washington. March 27. —What seems likely to be the most extraordi nary government scandal since the celebrated Star route fraud has been precipitated by the resignation of George W. Beavers, general superin tendent of division of salaries and al lowances of the postottice department. His resignation has been accepted and will take effect March 81. Beavers had been in the postal ser vice upward of twenty-two years. He was not forced out of the service, and his resignation was not asked for, but was offered and accepted because the first investigation by a special detail of postoffieft inspectors under the di rection of Postmaster General Payne and by special orders from President Roosevelt himself developed a condi tion of rottenness mid fraud the extent of which no one can predict. It is a secret known only to a few ueople that after the consultation with Postmaster General Payne a diort time ago President Roosevelt ordered a searching investigation should be made into the stories which had been ouireut in Washington for a year regarding the gross corruption, immorality and fraud in some of the most important executive bureaus of the postoffice department. Acting under the direction of the president, Fourth Assistant Postmas ter General Bristow, who has charge of the postoffice inspectors, began an investigatiou of the charges freely made of late that there was gross cor ruption manifest throughout the sys tem of supplies for the postottice de partment. This was also true through The ramifications of the free delivery service, including letter boxes and snuplies for carrires, both in city and country. General Bristow is the o.ficial who operated so successfully in Cuba and who unearthed there the frauds which put Neely and Rathboue behind prison bars. The postottice inspectors at work on the case, most of whom were fresh from the Cuban investigation, have already discovered evidences of system of division of urofits among certain officials in the postottice department and interested manufacturers. It has become apparent that registering time clocks, safes. canceling machines, twine, wrapping paper, postottice boxes, mail bags, pens, pen holdu-s, rubber stamps and stationery and all the manifold supplies of the postottice department were bought in enormous quantities and supplied to postmasters at a rate far exceeding anything need ed.* and that almost every contract of this description is tainted with fraud involving a system of division be tween the manufacturer and the guilty postottice official. The evidence thns far in the hands of the postottice inspectors is entirely general. It has been imjKJSsiblp yet to go into detail. All they know' is that almost every article used in the postottice for years has been forced to pay toll to a corrupt gang whose op erations have been centralized in Washington. In many cases the prices at which supplies have been sold have not been exorbitant, but the game has been worked by forcing supplies upon postmasters and the railway service, requiting them to use time clocks and canceling machines which were neither necessary nor economical, although quite desirable on general principles. The original fund of the i>ostoflicc department, and the United States treasury has to be drawn upon only to the extent of making good the deficit between receipts and expenditures of postoffices. This renders possible the scheme of looting which could not be carried on successfully in other de partments. The postoffices of the country re quire in their legitimate demand an enormous amount of supplies, which in the aggregate are exceedingly cost ly. An ordinary commission on such supplies would be quite sufficient to keep a crowd of office swindlers and blackmailers in clover. Not satisfied Grand Junction, Colorado, Saturday, March 28, 1903. with this, however, they have adopt ed a scheme of riotous expenditures for these postottice supplies. It is said, for instance, every letter box 011 the street corners in the United States has paid toll to someone, and these boxes cannot even be painted without a commission being paid certain in terested officials. The result has been that, although the investigatiou has progressed scarcely beyond the initial stages, and although the postmaster himself is absent on account of sickness, the de partment is w’holly torn up. and there is already indication* of immediate and sweeping changes iu the person nel and excellent prospects that some men now in the service of the United States may coijtiune to serve Uncle Sam from the wrong side of the cell door. Connected with this development is one also concerning a certain amount of gross immorality on the part of some of these same men, but for the time being this feature is not being pressed. President Roosevelt is appalled at the evidence already secured, and while no charges have been formally filed against Superintendent Beavers, his resignation after twenty-two years’ service is sufficient indication of the panic iu the department caused by au honest investigation conducted by incorruptible officials acting under the personal direction of the postmas ter geuoral and the president. Mr. Beavers’ successor will be a western man. AT THE SHOW. Number 0 which brought the 4 ‘Lovers’ Lane’ ’ company into the city last night was about two hours late. When they did arrive they lost no time in getting up to the theatre and hoisting their scenery and unpack ing their trunks. Manager Haskell had stage hands to the number of fourteen to put tha boards iu shape for the eyes of the audience. Tlu; curtain for the first act was raised some minutes after nine o’clock. Then began a very amusing the in teresting. semi-farcical comedy. The plot of the play was not deep. It dealt with the W'oos and trials of a young minister of a small New York town where the people spent much of their time iu fertilizing the seeds of scandal and raising large crops of gossip. It pictured a condiiton which is true as life iu about five-sixths of the communities over the country where a young preacher with new and up «to date ideas steps into a pulpit and attempts to brusli away the cob webs of orthodox conventionality that have been left by his antique prede cessor. It showed too with what breathless anticipation an old-maid fnl and young-girl-ful and ambitious mother-ful congregation awaits the choosing of a wife by the young min ister. And it depicted their annoy ance and provocation, by no means concealed, when the king selects a princess from without his own realm. The acting of the various parts was wholly satisfactory. There should have been a larger audience. Every Brady production ought to draw well. VOTED FOR MANY PRESIDENTS New York. March 26. —Born iu 1802, in this city. Isaac B. Price is celebrating today his 101 birthdays. During the life of Mr. Price lie has only once been outside of the city limits: He has never been out of the state and lias never rode on a trolley car, and. although he has crossed the East river many times, he has never been over the Brooklyn bridge. He takes great pride iu his long life. “I think it is duo.” he said ‘‘to the fact that J thoroughly masticate my food and that 1 have never drank liquor or smoked. I have chewed to bacco, however, since I was a boy. I have always taken a whole hour to each meal, sometimes more. If peo ple nowadays would only take time to masticate their food properly, there would not be such trouble from indi gestion and dyspepsia and they would live longer. ’ ’ Mr. Price cast his vote in 1825 for John Quincy Adams for president and voted at every presidential election since. The special sale at the Mesa Dry Goods company lias attracted many ladies who wish to take advantage of the bargains which are so numerous at that store. J THE MESA DRY GOODS COMPANY. (Graud Junction’s busy t-tore.) ! ■■ 0 SPECIAL FOR MONDAY MORNING. 5 ! H -j 1 : 5,000 sheer Daimy Dimitics: re9u " 5 000 “ J W Jar 15 cent quality for •JjVW ; i M H ■ 'it 9c. PER YARD. 9c. j | THE MESA DRY GOODS COMPANY Telephone 106 Mesa. •/........Y.’i.Yi.■V.iY.t..VfviVf'i MUM W.'.WIY.V.W.Y..Y.V.V.ViVW<W.« Our two stores are crammed full of the j BEST SPRING GOODS. ( An extra large line of Iron Beds. 5 See Gunn’s Sectional Book Case. 5 1 A. L. GOURLEY I •z 3* S 452 to 456 Main Street. Phone 35-2; Res. 35-4 si Undertaker and Licensed Embalmer. Lady Assistant. f > Spring Goods CLOTHING AND GENTS FURNISHINGS. J. H- ACKERMAN V. V •r^sjv\Bsa^>>«s*sßsvva^s^Niu« k > j W. H. Bannister ? THE LEADING FURNITURE MAN ? Has branched out with a Double Store. | I FINE FURNITURE j A Specialty. ■ Our Chinaware Department is a New featnre of our store. ■ t £Jr}dertakii?<§ if? all its brapefyes. jj » nß/BVB • Just arrived a complete line of ® * S | Silver Grays > | All the rage for Spring Suits. S' s *407 Main. Taii ° r - 2 % § The Daily Sentinel 50 Cents per month. 50c. per Month