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A DEFICIT CHARGED
WHERE PROFIT CLAIMED
1'ostniiistcr General Burlesou Says
Cost Offlee Deportment under Hitch
cock 1C11 ii at a Loss, Contrary to
Claims ol' Former Postmaster Gen
Washington. .May :', 1. Postmaster
General Burleson today made public
t!i" roport of a special investigation
into fiscal affairs of the postal ser
vice, charglnb that during former
Postmaster General Hitchcock's ad
mlnltsratlon, the service did not be
come self-supporting as was often
asserted, but that In 1911 there act
ually was a deficit of more than $750,
The report charges that "an ap
parent surplus was attained by un
justifiable methods of book-keeping"
and that the efficiency and morals
of the postal service were sacrificed
to a "ruthlessly enforced policy of
false economy," that a showing of
self-maintenance might be made.
The report attributes to that alleged
condition complaints against the ser
Mr. Hitchcock during his adminis
tration and in his reports claimed
that In the year 1909 a deficit of ap
proximately $17,500.000 had entirely
been eliminated and that In the fiscal
year 1911 a surplus of more than
$200,000 was attained.
The report of the "survey" made
at the direction of Mr. Burleson says
that at no tlcm has there been a
legitimate surplus in postal revenuesi
since 1883 and that the post office
department under Mr. Hitchcock's
administration in 1911 actually was
under a deficit of more than $750,000.
In that connection the report says:
"It is pointed out by the commit
tee that the published financial re
ports of the department states the
revenues and the cost of the service
on dissimnler and therefore incom
parable bases. Revenues of the pos
tal service are almost entirely col
lected in cash and consequently re
late properly to the fiscal year for
which the report Is made. But the
committee finds, it has been the
practice to compare these only with
payments actually made during the
fiscal year, regardless of obligations
incurred in that year but not to be
paid until succeeding years."
.lust before President Wilson took
office the report says, Mr. Hitchcock
tilled long standing vacancies, made
possible and assumed commitments to
fixed charges for long terms in such
a way "as to saddle the new,adminis
tration with the greatly increased ex
pense, during months if not years to
come. More than one hundred rural
mall routes were authorized in three
Delay of promotions and filling of
vacancies that lapsed salaries, might
be returned to the treasury, the re
ports, caused dissatisfaction among
employes and lowered the standard
of their efficiency. Employes were
transferred from other departments
to the postal service, it is charged at
salaries In excess of the entrance
gptade" and many certifications to
the civil service commission and that
such portions could not be filled by
promotion, "were unjustified."
Daniels C. Roper, Joseph C. Stuart,
A. M. Dockcry, James I. Blankeslcss,
the four assistant postumster gener
als, and Merrlt O. Chance, chief clerk
of the department, made the "sur
vey" and signed the report.
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Hny a 25c Bottle Today and I'rOTe II.
Itching vanishes Instantly by using
ZEMO. This Is absolutely guaranteed.
ZEMO will bo a surprise to you,
just as It has been a surprise to thous
ands who have already tried It. Your'
first application of ZEMO will bring
Instant relief or your money Is re
Pain and itchflng. raw scorching
eczema, sores, prickly heat, pimples
scalp itching, rash, t/tter, blackheads,
skin irritation or Inflammation stops.
Dandruff ts noth/ng but scalp ec
zema; watch ZHMO cure it and stop
scalp Itching. It gives blessed relief
to baby's Skin troubles.
Don't nvkro it for 25c. ZEMO is a
clean, antiseptic solution, applied on
the skin. No ointment or paste.
"But three applications of your
highly-valued medicine had the de
sired effect tor eczema and an awful
Itching." Sol. I/ondau, c-o Sol Landau
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ZEMO is sold in 25c sealed bottles
and guaranteed In Laurens by Lau
rens Drug 0?.
Princeton, May :jl--Miss Ella
Green has returned to he* home in
Turbeville, after an extended visit, io
her sister, Mrs. lt. F. Morris, hare.
Mibs Greono made many Friends dur
ing her stay hero, who regret her de
Mr. and Mrs. .). B. Allen and Miss;
Melon Allen, of Honea Path, spent Fri-J
day with Mrs. T. H. Carter.
Miss Travis Whitaker, of Grove
town, Ga., is the guest of Mrs. R. F.
Mr. M. P. Senn and family spent j
Friday with Mr. W. M. Woods In I
Mr. J. A. Arnold, of Pelzer, spent]
last week-end with homefolks here.
Messrs. W. H. Monroe, Henry Mon-|
roe and Jno M. Collins were business)
visitors in Laurens Saturday.
Mr. T. H. Carter is visiting his |
daughter, Mrs. Allen, in Honea Path.
Mr. Jno W. Huff has returned to |
his home in Travelers Rest. '
Miss Estelle Taylor has gone for a
visit to Mrs. Eugene Harreil, in Co-1
Mr. Sloan Ragwell is expected home
Saturday from the University of South
Carolina, to spend the vacation.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Woods, of
HConea Path, /visited relutlves here
The trustees have re-elected the
teachers, Mr. Jno. W. Huff, principal,
Mrs. J. B. Britt and Miss Kittie Arn
old, assistants for next term.
Mr. W. Townes Fortescue died ?t|
his home here on May 23, after an ill-1
ness of several months. Mr. For
tescue moved his family here from
Abbeville a few years ago and during
his short stay here proved himself to
be a man of good principles. He
leaves a widow, who was a Miss
Fleming and six small children be
sides a mother, a sister and three
PINE BLUFF NEWS.
IMine Bluff, June 2.?Our beautiful
and Charming old neighbor. Miss
Florence Pitts who is now head of
the Merryweather Hospital of Ashville
X. C, is at her mother's, Mrs. Lizzie
Pitts, for a two weeks' visit.
Mrs. Press Turner returned home
Friday from visiting her brother, Mr.
John Madden of Madden.
The Ladies' Missionary society of
Bathabara will meet on Saturday af
ternoon, before the third Sunday at
four o'clock. Did not have meeting
last Saturday (regular day) on ac
count of so few being present.
Mr. Chesley Pitts of Spartanhurg
visited at bis old home last Monday
Mr. Wlbur Boazman and Mrs. Ev
erett Brown attended commencement
at Mountville Thursday night.
Miss Elolse Brown visited Mr. and
Mrs. Claude Coats of Mountville
Thursday and Friday, taking in com
mencement and picnic.
Little Misses Lidla Turner and
Elizabeth Hill, and Master M. C. Hill
are visiting Mr. John Turner and fam
ily near Mountville.
Miss Estelle Turner, one of Cross
Hill's most attractive young ladies,)
visited UJthe Browns" Sunday and
Monday. Estelle has many friends in
her old childhood home, making them
with her easy manners and winning
Mr. B. D. Watts of Clinton, visited
Mr. R. S. Griffin last Tursday and
We are glad that Mrs. Smith is so
much better. We hope she will soon
be out doors again.
Card of Thanks.
Please allow me through the col
umns of your paper to express my
sincere appreciation and thank th?
many friends and relatives who ad
ministered to my father in his last
illness. The many kindnesses be
stowed on him will always be remem
bered by his son.
W. C. Cathcart.
Columbia, S. C.
Best Laxative for the Aged
Old men and women feel the need of
a laxative more than young folks, but
it must he safe and harmless and one
which will not cause pnln. Dr. King's
New Life Pills are especially good for
the aged, for they act promptly and
easily. Price 2">c. Recommended by
Laurens Drug Co. and Palmetto Drug
QUININE AND 1R0N-THE MOST
EFFECTUAL GENERAL TONIC
RELIEVES PAIN AND HEALS
AT THE SAME TIME
Grove's Tasteless chill Tonic Combines both! The Wonderful, Old Reliable Dr. Porter's
in Tasteless form. The Quinine drives
out Malaria and the Iron builds up
the System. For Adults and
You know what you art- taking when
you take GROVE'S tasteless chill
TONIC, recognized for 30 years through
out the South as the standard Malaria,
Chill and Fever Remedy and General
Strengthening Tonic. It is as strong as
the strongest bitter tonic, but you do not
taste the bitter because the ingredients
do not dissolve in the mouth but do dis
solve readily in the acids of the stomach.
Guaranteed by your Druggist. We mean
it. 50c. i
Antiseptic Healing Oil. An Antiseptic
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Thousands of families know it already,
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all wounds and extei nal diseases whether
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Complete House Bills
You can chojse lumber from our stock
to suit the most exacting iancy in building
a plain cottage or an imposing mansion.
You can select,*not from a meagre
variety, but from an immense one which
we have built up to meet the constantly in
creasing demands upon our 44 complete
house bills" department,
Doors, sash, blinds, mouldings, stairs, newel
posts, columns, in many designs, all produced by
our own designers and workmen.
When you expect to build?bring, mail or send
your architect's plans and get our estimates.
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LOW ROUND TRIP RATES
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