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LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA
iS SURE TO COME
Postmaster General Thinks Congress
Will Pass Kill?Reduce High Cost
Washlpgtoh, June 9.?Legislation
providing for a general parcels post
throughout Hue United States and Its
possessions, ?xcept the Philippine Is
lands, ispracttcnlly certain to >'e en
acted by the present congress, perhaps
before the conclusion of the session
now In progress, is the opinion of
the postmaster general, F. H, Hitch
cock. He has urged insistently upon
congress the desirability of domestic
parcels poBf, because, among other
reasons, he believes it will aid sub
stantially In the solution of tho prob
lem of the high cost of living. In a
statement today he expressed the
hope that the measure recently Intro
duced by Senator Bourne, chairman of
the committee on postofflces and post
roads, might be cryst&lized into.law.
Bourne Bill Is Best
In the judgment of the officers of
the postal service the Bourne bill rep
resents the most scientific and busi
ness-like plan yet devised for a par
cels post It provides for a parcels
Bervlce throughout the country, both
on rural routes and city carrier routes.
It consolidates the third and fourth
classes of mall matter?a reform long
advocated by the postofflce depart
ment?and raises the weight limit of
parcels to 11 pounds, which Is the
limit of the International parcels post.
The rate to be charged for articles
carried In the rural route service and
city carrier service is i> cents for the
fist fraction of a pound, and 1 cent
for each additional pound or fraction
of a pound. For the general parcels
post service, which covers all mail,
transportation other than local by
rural and city carriers, graduated
rates would be established, based on
Six zones of distance would be es
tablished. The llrst would have a
radical distance of ">0 miles from the
point of mailing: the second would In
clude the area lying between 50 and
200 miles; the third that between 200
and f>00 m'.les; the fourth that be
tween S00 and 1.000 miles; the fifth
that between 1,000 and 2.000 miles,
and the sixth distances beyond 2.000
miles. The rate for delivery within
the first zone Is 6 cents for the first
po-md or fraction of a pound, and 2
cents for each additional pound or
fraction of a pound. The rates would
Increase for each additional zone until,
in the sixth, they roach a maximum
of 12 cents a pound, the rate now
charged In the International parcels
post. The rate on the consolidated
third and fourth class matter Is fixed
at 1 cent an ounce for not more than
four ounces. Distinctive parcels post
stamps will be provided.
Hitchcock Favors Bill.
In a formal report forwarded today
to the senate postofflce committee, the
postmaster general strongly urges
the passage of the Bourne measure.
Concerning the general advantages of
a comprehensive parcels post service,
'The enactment of the proposed
parcels post bill will aid materially in
solving tho high cost of living prob?
lent, because It will bring the pro
ducers and the consumers into closer
proxlminty. The rural route set.Ice
will enable the farmer to send to town
each morning the fresh products of
his truck farm and garden, and at the
same tlrno obtain quickly the small
articles he desires to purchase from
city stores. This will mean not only
a great saving, but will stimulate a
larger and more varied production
and trade. You will have the effect
of'bringing more closely together In
their commercial and social relations
the people of the country and city.
"The local system of parcels post
delivery by city letter carrier will
meet the demand for a cheaper and
more ready exchange of small wares
of all kinds In the larger towns and In
"Under the zone plan the schedule
of rates is based solely on the actual
cost of the service performed, where
as the flat rate system, to make the
service self-supporting, must be based
on the average general distance that
mall has to be carried. So long as
the we'ght Is negligible, an In tho case
of letters, postal cards and small
packages, the flat rate is feasible, but
when larger parcels, weighing as much
as 11 poundo are to be carried, the
rates should bo graduated to meet In
a more accurate manner the cost of
transportation for dlfforent distances.
Under the flat rate plan it would bo
Impossible to meet the competition of
private carrlors, and these carriers
would take the short hauls and leave
the long hauls for the government.
Tho bill retains a flat rate, however,
for sarcels up to four ounces.
Measure Will Help Many.
"Under the law a carefully grad
uated scale of postage rates, fixed for
the several zones, buying and selling
by mail order will be Increased, while
the production of all classes of mer
chandise and the growing of farm and
garden products will be greatly stim
"The bill will be beneficial to all
classes, except those common carriers
engaged In the transportation of small
wares. It Is probable that such car
riers will soon divert their business to
the carriage qf larger freight, their
"Tho chief opposition to the pro
posed parcels post has come from the
country merchant, but Instead of
hurting him. as be now fears, It will
eventually help him, for he will un
doubtedly profit by the business stim
ulus created by the measure."
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? Answer to Soldier's Friend. *
Edltor Laurens Advertiser:
I ask you for space In your paper to
reply to a misleading letter written to
The Advertiser of May 15th, signed
"Soldier's Friend." Now Mr. Editor,
I will say In the outset no man has
more respect for an old soldier than L
I had six brothers go to the front In
1861. Some of,their bones rest on the
battlefield at Gettysburg. Now what
about those old soldiers who were op
posed to Thompson's resolution? We
had some In our delegation who
fought from '61 to '65. Must their
feelings be trampled tinder foot be
cause they were for Cole Hlease? That
Is the milk in the coconut.
Now let's come down to the days of
'76. Now. Soldier's Friend, did those
men you spoke of redeem rhi state
from carpet bag and negro rule or did
they heli> those men that were in that
convention do It? If they redeemed
the state from negro rule, why, they
deserve all the credit. If they only
helped those men that were in that
convention redeem the grand old state,
why, then they only deserve their
share of it. Whore were you "Sol
dier's Friend" when all this was go
ing on? Were you or any of your
family band-cuffed and dragged off to
Jail? If so, let us know which one.
Now "Soldier's Friend," where were
you six years ago when O. Q. Thomp
son was being fought for all It was
worth? The record will show whore
the Waterloo boys stod. Wove you in
that crowd that called him "Oliver
Twist". Was he not a poor old soldier
then? Did he sulk in his tent then?
Yes, it was Oliver Twist 2 years ago
when tho boys carried the Mt. Pleas
ant box solid for his boy. Did the
boys mar his feelings then? Probably
they did in "Soldkrs' Friend's" esti
mation, because It was "llva Twist"
then. Now let ns come down to the
days of Tlllmanis.n in South Carolina.
Did thefte men you ?peak of
stack their guns under the shed
In the penitentiary with the rest
of the boys when the military re
fused to obey the order of the chief
executive of South Carolina. Where
were you, "Soldier's Friend," while
all this was going on. Please let us
know. The Waterloo boys are anx
ious to know your whereabouts at
Now, Soldier's Friend, we would like
for you to line up the Jones men on
one side and Please men on the other
and seo where the Haskcllltes and
Popeltes are and see If they are not
on the Jones sldo of the house, with
Gonzales as chief engineer. Now,
Soldier's Friend, you can write your
letters, trying to mislead the people,
until you bring the tears from the eyes
of the Jay birds and crows. You will
never change a Illeaselto to Jones. We
knew all about those resolution be
fore we went Into the convention and
were prepared to meet them. You
fooled most of the county with an old
reform leader, but you never caught
Laurens napping. She was wide awake.
What did your crowd do In the Stato
convention? Stuck their stllletto In
Dial's and Talbert's back. Do you
think the people are a set of fools to
be led away from the principles they
espoused In 1890 by John G. Richards,
Ira Jones and Gonzales, a man who led
the Independents In the Stato.
O. C. Cunningham,
Waterloo, S. C.
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EXCURSION TO GREENVILLE
June 27th, 1912
With Final Return Limit June 28th.
Tickets Good on Train No. 87. Return any Train
! on 28th. Fares as follows:
Lnurens, S. C.$1.00
Barkudalo, S. C.1.00
Gray Court, S. C.75
Owlngs, 8. C.76
Fountain Inn, S. C.60
Simpaonvllle, 8. C. .60
Muuldln, 8. C. JW
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