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thereby unable to raise those neces
sary articles of food for yourselves
and horses. Tell that to your rep
resentatives. Let the carriers of
Georgia tell it to Senator Bacon and
Senator Clary and their congressmen;
let the carriers of Massachusetts tell
it to Senator Lodge and Senator
Crane and their congressmen; let the
carriers of California tell it to Sena
tor Perkins and Senator Flint and
their congressmen. Tell it all along
the line, in every State in the Un
ion, and if you carriers do not get
what you want it will not be your
fault. Those representatives in Wash
ington: are patriots,: but. they are hu
man patriots. They are there to rep
resent the will of the people, and in
order to know exactly what the will
of the people really is, they keep one
ear close to the ground. Give them
the "vox populi" good and hard and
things wont be so quiet along the Po
The rural mail carrier is the poor
est paid man in the service of the
United States government when you
consider his necessary expenses and
the responsability of his position.
When the subject of rural free de
livery came up in congress last win
ter, John A. Sterling, a member
from Illinois, made an argument fav
oring an increase of salary. In his
argument he presented a statement
showing the average net earnings' of
rural letter darriers, after providing
and maintaining the equipment nec
essary for the performance of their
duties, for six months ending Decem
ber 31, 1909. That statement was
compiled from expense accounts fur
mished him by carriers in practically
every congressional district in which
rural service is operated. That state
nent shows the average net sal
ary of carriers throughout the United
States to be $31.50 per month. That
statement also shows that the aver
age net salary of South Carolina car
riers, after providing and maintain
ing the equipment necessary for the
performance of their duties, is $29.58
per month. I am simply giving- you
the figures presented by Mr. Spalding
on the floor of congress. I do not
vouch for their accuracy, but assume
they are correct. The carrier now
receives a salary of $900 a year. That
salary is entirely too small. He
should receive an annual salary of
from $1,500 to $2,500, dependent upon
the length of his route and the num
ber of people he serves. The govern
ment is generally liberal, and some
tifnes lavish, in its pay roll, but in
this branch of servic'e it is' attempt
ing to save and economize at the ex
pense of the man who faces the
weather and the storm. The argu
.ment that this department of service
is not self-supporting is a lame ex
cuse in the face of the large and ex
travagant salaries paid clerks and
higher officials in other departmtents
in which millions of dollars are
spent annually for service that has
never been and will never be self
supporting. The government has no
right to place salaries .of its employes
.on an ec6onomic basis of self-support,
because the people pay their taxes
for public service and "a laborer is
worthy of his hire" whether he be
employed in the army, navy, pen
sion or postoffice department. The
government has no right to make fish
of one and fowl of another. The men
in this service are entitled to better
pay. They are entitled to the moral
support of the whole people and
every citizen and every commercial
organization in this State, and in ev
'ery State, shp9uld get behind .this,
movement and let the government
know that the citizen and tax payer
recognizes and appreciates the great
benefits and advantages they are re
ceiving at the handg of these mein.
I have talked to you of the servige,
its needs and its remedies, but most
important of all is the R. F. D. man
himself. His work Is not easy when
the sun shines-it is hard when it
rains. His work brings him nearer
to the homes and closer to the hearts
of more people than men in any other
vocation in life. He. is their daily
visitor. He is on the road ami dthe
rains and the sleets and the snow~ of
winter and the smothering dusty
days of mid-summe~r finds him jog
ging along bidding definance to the
blazing sun without even asking his
patrons, "is it hot enough for you." It
is not for him to consider his pers-on
al comfort; it is not for him to say
it is too hot, or too cold or the road
too rought or the way ,too long, but
he, like a soldier on duty, must move
forward without word or protest
meeting the trials and discomforts of
each day without murmur and with
out choice. He is the faithful friend
of every man, woman and child on
his route and stands ready to help
them all he can and the strict rules
of the government will permit. The
calls upon him are many and varied.
His advice is freely asked and cheer
fully given. He can tell the busy
house-wife the best receipt for
maccaroni-pie; he can advise how to
mend a Towzer engine while he
swaps a postal-card for a copper; he
krnows the very best cure forf baby's,
colic and unblushingly proclaims his i
knowledge of the hives and how to (
make fresh pork sausage from the,
hind quarter of a sand hill steer. He
ig welcome in every home and finds
the latch string on the outside of ev
ery door from the hut to the mansion. c
He welcomes the coming and he c
speeds the parting guest. He is glad
when his people are happy and he is I
sorry when they are sad. Every rur- i
al carrier could draw upon his per- t
sonal experience and tell us stories i
of sun-light and shadow; he could
tell us of the joys and of the sorrows
of the people he serves. It is from
his hands they receive tokens and f
messages that mean so much to them e
and theirs. Perhaps it is a message
that a little life- has embarked upon
a sea of trouble and has started on t
its voyage to buffet the waves of the I
tempest of life; perhaps it is a mes- t
sage of love that brings the sparkle E
to the eye and the smile to the lips of t
sweet and innocent girlhood; perhaps
it is a story of sorrow that tells in
plain and simple language that a
weary soul took its flight to meet its;
God; perhaps it is a word of comfort
to the golden heart of a gray-haired
mother who has been waiting and
watching for a wandering boy. Then
it is that -the carrier shows that he!
is a man with a heart, for he rejoices
with those who do rejoice and he:
weeps with them that weep.
You gentlemen are engaged in an
honorable and responsible work.
Your influence is felt and appreciat
ed in every section of this great
country. The success of your or
ganization and the peisonal advance
ment of your membership depends -
entirely upon yourselves. If you;
stand together for what is right and
for what is just your labor and your:
efforts will be crowned with success.
I congratulate you upon the good
work that you have done in th6 past
and have faith in your acccmplishing!
greater things in the future. Do not
stop and be satisfied with what you
have already done, but go on--"let
the goal of today be your starting
point for tomorrow." -
CAMPAIGN OPENS JUNE 22.
Itinerary of State Campaign is An
nounced-\Opening Guns Will be
Fired at Sumter.
Columbia, May 30.--A little more
than three weeks from today the of
fice-qeekers in South Carolina will be
"on th,e road." ~Beginning June 2,
the biennial toui of the State will be g
made by those who crave the "voters'
votes. The itinerary for the cam
paign this summer was made public
this afternoon by Gen. Wilie Jones,
of this city, chairman of the executive
committee and member of the special e.
sub-committee, named by the execu
tive committee to prepare the dates
for the campaign speeches.
The campaign begins June 22, and
will end August . 27. The opening n
town is Sumter, and the ,campaigners n
end in Newberry. Charleston is t
reached aSturday, July 16.
Sumter, Wednesday, June 22.
Bishopville, Thursday, June 23. d
Darlington, Friday, June 24. T
Bennettsville, Saturday, June 25. tl
Chesterfield, Monday, June 27.
Camden, Tuesday, June 28.
Lancaster, Wednesday, June 29.
Chester, Thursday, June 30.
Yorkville, Friday, July 1.
Winnsboro, SaturdayfJuly 2.
Lexington, Wednesday, July 6. j
Saluda, Thursday, July 7.
Edgefield, Friday, July 8.
Aiken, Saturday, July 9.d
Bamberg, Monda.y, July 11. I
Barnwell, Tuesday, July 12.
Hampton, Wednesday, July 13.
Beaufort, Thursday, July 14.
Walterboro, F'riday, July 15.
Charleston, Saturday, July 16.
St. George, Tuesday, July 19.
Orangeburg, Wednesday,' July 20. b
St. Matthev/s, Thurisday, July 21.
Manning, Friday, July 22.
-Monck's Corner, Tuesday, July 26.
George;town, Wednesday, July 27.
Kingstree, Friday, July 29.
Florence, Saturday, July 30.
Dillon, Tuesday, August 2.
Marion, Wednesday, August 3.
Conway, Thursday, August 4.
Columbia, Saturday, August ii.
Union, Monday, August 8.
Spartanburg, Tuesday, August 9'.
Gaffney, Wednesday, August 10.
Greenville, Thursday, August 11. "
Pickens, Friday, August,12.
*Walhalla, Saturday, August 13., 'I
Week off tc attend reunion of Con- b
federate and red shirts .at Spartan- s
burg if desired on August 17 and 18. s
Anderson, Monday, August 22.
Abbeville, Wednesday, August 24.
Greenwood, Thursday, August 25.
Laurens, Friday, August 26.
Newberry, Saturday, August 27.
The Red Shirts.
It will be observed from the above.
itinerary that the sub-committee has
made a break from August 13 to Au- e
gust 22, at the request of Mr. J. C. tj
Stribling, commander-in-chief of the itl
Red Shirt Men of 1876, in order that a
the candidates may attend the re'.n- d
on of the Red Shirt Men and old.
,onfederate soldiers at Spartanburg 1
n the 17th and 18th of August. <
After the meeting at Manning on i
uly 22 the candidates may attend a i
r.eat gathering of the surrounding
ounties at Olanta, Florence county,
n July 23. This break in the sche-:,
tule was made at the request of a
nember of the State executive com
nittee. Olanta may be reached by I
rain most conveniently from Man
The last day for filing pledges and
)aying assessments will be June 21,
.2 m. The. assessment for candidates
or governor is $75; for other State;
iffices $50; for congress $125.
With the probability of Col. F. H.
Iyatt, of this 'city, entering the race
his week, the gubernatorial race will
e very interesting. It is also thought;
hat the congressional fight in the 1
everal districts will be of much in-i
House of Representatives.
I am a candidate for re-election to!
he house of representatives, subject
o the rules of the Democratic pri
nary. Godfrey Harmon.
I hereby announce myself as a cai
idate for reelection to the offic, of
iounty treasurer, subject to the Dem
Jno. L. Epps.
For Judge of Probate.
1thereby announce myself as a can-'
tidate for reelection to the office of
udge of probate, subject to the Dem-.
F. M. Schumpert.
For Magistrate Nos. 1 and 8.
I hereby announce myself as a can
idate for reelection to the office of
3agistrate in No. 1 and No. 8 town
hips, subject to the Democratic pri-:
John Henry ChapielL
I hereby announce myself as a can
idate for the office of magistrate in
o. 1 and No. 8 townships, subject to
de Democratic primary.
J. C. Sample.
The undersigned is hereby, an
ounced as a candidate for magistrate
yr No. 10 township, subject to the
T. E. Stone.
I am a candidate for magistrate for'
o0. 10 township, and will be gov
red by the rules of the. Democratic
arty. P. B. Ellesor.
For Magistrate No. 11'.
The voters of No. 11 do hereby an
ounce W. F. Suber as candidate for
tagistrate for No. 11. and will abide
ie rules of the Democratic primary.
I hereby \announce myself as a cana
[date for Magistrate for No. 11
ownship and will abide the rules of~
te Democratic primary.
3. J. Kinlard.
Mr. E. A. Hentz is hereby nominat
i for magistrate from No. 11 town
ip sub.iect to the rules of the Dem
ratic party. Voters.
For County Auditor.
I hereby announce myself as..can
[date for reelection as auditor for
ewerry county, subject to the Dem
E. 8. Werts.
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It is worse than useless to attempt
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