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THE SUN, SUNDAY, MAY 18, 1913.
BURLESON ACTS ! TO RUSH MAILS: r.MckMainpinjr Will Be Klim- hinted to Hasten Service. Lord & Taylor Founded 1826 IIOI I? LAW ATTACKED I'ovtiil Officials Say Over time Pay Provision Would Have Keen Better. i:PKKT ON WAY HERE ImtMicator's Report Will Be I -i'il for Recommendations to Congress. Continuing the Annual Sale of Trimmed Hats, Toques and Bonnets at $6.00 Former Prices up to $35.00 (Third Floor) iiim" Washington, May 17. As an enter ruy measure to l-.llevt- condition? In '-jt and second :ti po?: ofi'l-e, vncrc t e jervl:e ha? lion demoralized by thi: nnfi'.lcatlon of the eight hour law among i.erlt and letter carriers, I'osttnaMcr Gmeul llurlcson to-day dlrcctel that vn'll further notice the back stamping or letters be discontinued except on re litered and rpectal delivery mall. This In the most Important atep that haa yet been taken by Mr. Burleson to rem t 4y the confusion a ad congestion In the. raall esrvlce which was handed down to Mm as a legacy growing out of Mr. Hitchcock's economies and the passage of th eight hour law. To-day "p order will save considerable tl.ie for clerks who cannot work longer than the eight hour period. It will af trd them an opportunity to apply t'.c.T.f elves In other directions toward ih. imnrovement of the service. There S ery evidence here that the Tost Of fice Department thoroughly appreciates f ferlousness of the situation that has u risen through the operation of the r cf.t hour law and that they are mov Irb as speedily as poslbte to correct t conditions. Postmaster-General u.-'ffon ; giving his personal atten- .1 to the matter and Plrst Asslbtunt ,T..l .jocund A'sistant aiinan . ;.r.r practically all their time A Kins conference was held on .hjrrt i.i.(l,i y by the executive .f t c Department. iTilim Tour to Hr iminrn, t ild the other day of the de .' i; T. Ilu.ilineli. an experienced : . :.,ike imi inspection tour. The . (.;. neral made formal nn :. i:..ht to-day of thU move. Mr. will ruth hi? investigation and 1 1 undoubted' y w W. bo basi-d recom idatluliF to be made by the PoM-ur-General to Congress. In the intlme the Postmaater-Gneral will whatever steps ale possible to re e temporarily the congestion and ex. the service. ! !. the unanimous opinion among - office officials that the eight hour V.v ,n Its present form as uppueaiue i i the postal service Is unworkable. 1 'tmar ter-Oneral Burleson Is likely " nuke home recommendations on this f t-ri to Congress. I' Hi learned to-day that Mr. Burle " ha.s made an urgent appeal to Janitor Martin, chairman of the Senate I'ommittee on Appropriations, for quick h. "on on the urgency deficiency bill. Th'i contains an emergency appropria tion of H500.000 for the Post Office Ticrnrtment to meet the conditions wMch have been Imposed by tfle eight hour law and which the previous ad ministration of the post office had failed in Tirnvide for. Pcond Assistant Postmaster-General .loa'ph Stewart, who has charge of the tranjnortatlon service of the Depart ment and who wan regarded as one of the most efficient men In the Depart ment during the Hitchcock admlnlstra ' in. declared to-day that the non-de- ' wry of mall matter, particularly of he ncond class. Is to be attributed htflv to the operation of the eight ! our law In the carrier service. Overtime Py Preferable, Mr Stewart will not agree that the f trht hour Irw Is altogether responsible j i It v.n his view at the time the act m rmssed by Congress that a special I rovlslon for overtime pay would have Wn infinitely preferable. The I'osi i nice Department has no recourse from uperatlonn of this law. If by any " anre theje, comes an, unexpected r "d of mail matter Into one of the post -rea its delivery must wait upon the ivanre of the restrictive legal iluHnns of the f-ervice. n pointed out by Mr. Stewart ' time that the enactment of the c i "i of ten hour law," as It was i would hinder the workings of the . ffi,.p service In times of stress, ' now doing, but Congress was ' and determined to pass the bill want , It. and the public . u :it mlcht happen to the puhll T'fU' eprrrei by William H, l' rt'ilt more than a third of a cen i !-' i'ond Assistant Postmaster 1 .r.)' is iii-fid that In the workln, 'f fie problem of the aMmllatlon o pan-el poM volume of business, the ivay tuall and the ocean mall ser i mo ffffi post have done as well "iter than could have been expected. I'm; Sin ronenpondent to-day Mr. "Mit fald: I'or i he last two months we have 1 -.en gaining every day In the matter of rDai ity and facility for handling the H'l bulk of the mails occasioned by ,bn niMallatlon of the parcel post b rvn Wo undtjiTrllmated the volume of iMflnefh we liad to handle through the narrel post. It giew far more rapidly nan we had anticipated. During March aud April mid aa much of May tin has eJtpsed w.c havo been molng forward to the accomplishment of a complete prtrcel poM ter'lre "The Department Is prepared for the coining increased haulage of parcel post matter which the autumn will bring. It is also satisfied that the Christmas In create in the volume of parcel matter trantrortcd will not glxe real trouble. Specials in Dress Goods Fine Dress Serges Such as ivory white, navy blue and black, for suits and dresses: .sponged ! Si. ?0 and shrunk. Regularly $1.75 per yard ' J French White Dress Linens 96 inches wide; soft finish for separate skirts and suits. Regularly $1.50 per yard French Colored Costume Dress Linens Si .00 White and the most fashionable 1 shades. Values 68c and 75c per yard Colored Ramie Dress Linens 45 inches wide; a large range of street shades. Special, per yard 50c Broadway & 20th St.; 5th Ave.- 19th St. The parcel post's popularity taught the itl post could be handUd bv th r Department a salutary lesson In the partnient without any Increase in r.. ' ilrst few weeks f Its operation STILL AWAIT REFORMS HERE. Post OBIce Officials Do Not Knotr When Inirstlfjatar Will Arrive. The local officials of the Post Office Department who have been waiting for H. T. Bushnell. expert, to arrive from Washington and investigate the de moralized postal service, worried In vain yesterday, Mr. Bushnell left Washington Trlday morning to make a hurried tour of In spection of affairs at the Philadelphia. Baltimore and New Turk orancneh or the service. H Is supposed that lie found (fairs in one or both of the two other ities In so chaotic a condition that his preliminary investigation will taki- more Ime than he and First Assistant rosi- master-General Roper, who sent him out. had thought. The conditions Into which the local post office has been thrown by several causes are the same all over th cotin- rv Postmaster K. M. Morgan of New- York can get almost anything lie wants from those In charge of the service in Washington, the New York post office s the largest producer of revenue of all the branches of the Department, and consequently locally New York is well taken care of, When the powers that be in th De partment failed to ask for an extra ap propriation from Congress to pay the expenses of the parcel post and a con sequent "fain was felt In all parts of the service, Mr. Morgan demanded, and got, extra money enough to allow him to put on all the auxiliary and extra men this branch of the sen ice required. When, on March 4. the eight hour law went Into effect. Mr. Morgan found the money allowed him was enough to make up for the curtailment in tne wonting houra of clerks and carriers. The strain Is felt most sevcrly In those post offices which can't get any thing they want In Washington. The penalty for not asking for enough money for the parcel post and the eight hour law Is paid by post offices In smaller towns. Of course Postmaster- General Burleson has a bill before the Senate asking for IfiOO.OOO extra money, hut if he gets this the only promise the penscs, and that the rlcht hour i9U. iir ou.h inn nours carriers and clerks could I orn wouiu not i.c any extra burden on the Department-. The naroi In a great Income producer, and there ! are many nho think the Government' ought to put its post offices' exinsex on i a buMi which would nllnn- f.- n,. . handling this new f.ature of the mall.-. ! . .""inirtiiy uic department has al .... ,itu.mlu riiTMI or 111,, mun In the countiy to get his city newspaper "on- n is ircni, anil theoretically news- ,-,-..r ."jui ny nun are supposed to nae preferential treatment. Actually the- burden unoii mill lian.iw. u,.' poMc.1 by thp parcel pst I such that ! inrj cannot kup newspaper mall the treatment I' i. simn,i,.,i i,,.. n. strain on the clerks Is something Iima to ghe. and becauso the ..v., , inn ii m something thov are. u.-'d to handling they make tlidtlds. or mall yield to tliP panel post The eight hour law only affects post of Ikes, the railway null s-ervlcc Is exempt from its piovirlon. Hut this i law im-ivasi-s the congestion In out of mwn unices and militates agalnit hpeeuy sorting and handling of the. man, with a consequent tlrup of all ciassrs or mail. The Si n is doing everything possible to follow- up complaints received about poor delivery. It Is doing everything It ran to facilitate delivery, but when Its newspapers are In the hand" of the post office department on time, confvtly directed mid properly routed, Tiik ftf.s can do no more. I.ate delivery Is not th fault of tho circulation de partnientu of the New York newspapers, which arc receiving more complaints now than in years before. The circulation depart ments have to get each day's papers out aa quickly as possible In order tu make way for the next day's papers. YOUNG, ALONE AND UNLOVED." She Yet Mis I.rnnon Tells Major Hasn't filvrn Cp llnpe. Mls May A I.ention of Kat i:t h slieei read in Till. Sr. yesterday morning Mayor (!aynor' comment on woman Hiiffrage. Thereupon Mis I.rnnon wrote a letter to the Mayor .Mr (taynor had faid ' thai marriage a the cure for militancy MIf l.ennon admitted that there vvh ui. Department makes Is that the service . ,pni ei enough of exterior pence when a won't be In even worse straits than It Is woman married, but yon never could tell what vms going on inside. A fot Mi l.ennon herself, she I "young, alone and unloved," but 'he hasn't given up hope 111 her letter Nhe Raid "There I universal proof that women do assume an eiterior peace when they ae- rornplli'ii w nit jon rail 'getting a man now. There Is no suggestion that this 1600,- 000, If obtained, will be enough to put the Post Office Department back to the old state of efficiency before former Postmaster-General Hitchcock adopted his po.Icy of shaving down ex penses, regardless of the effect on the service. Until there are radical changes It Is doubtful If the mall rervlco will be on Its most efficient bads. The theory of those who made up the demand for ap propriations for 1913 waa that tire par- Too often It become a mockery of calm thai ks nnler It breath, 'I hale him. 1 v iii in ii hi i imi i .-".riiiNii nn'n mri-iy iii.-i-over this, they me loo busy rubbing their htomni hs probably, "Hiiflrage surely mut Inerease women's spiritual energy, and the mechanism of human aflalrs inut inevitably in natural way become smoother, better through this tori e," E. O'Donovan & Co. 37 West 36th Street Extraordinary Bargains fur the rest of the wason in Gowns and Millinery Gowns Formerly $275. $150. $75. Tailor Suits Now $85 " $65 . " $25 , . $25 up Lord & Taylor Founded 1826 ftflbf Women's Silk Hosiery Our Collection of Bridal Hosiery Permits indulgence in every whim and fancy. Delicate, rich, beautiful lace inserts; also unique embroidered designs in addition to the usual com plete assortment of plain pure thread silk and open work of the finest texture, at popular prices. Openwork Boot, Black & White Silk Hose From $1.35 upward Plain Thread Silk Hose An uncommon range of black, white and tan all silk, and cotton soles and tops. From $1.00 upward Lisle Thread &f Silk Lisle & Cotton Hose Black, white and tan lisle, silk lisle or cotton hose, in a variety of weights and textures. 33c per pair: 3 pairs for $1.00 Infants', Misses' & Youths' Sox We have the.se in a fascinating variety, in striped, plaid and plain, sizes range from 41" to 9. From 25c upward Splendid Values in Women's Low Shoes Boots and Slippers Light-weight Boots or Oxfords ; ror walking or dress. Low college or high Cuban heels. Pumps and Colonials With new upright buckle, giving the smart high instep effect. Handsome Slippers for All Occasions Values $6.00 to $8.00 $3-95 and $4-85 fV omen's Gloves 16-Button Elboio Length White and Mounauctairc Milanese Silk Gloves Double finger tipped, Paris point em-1 broidery on back. Value $1.00 per pairj 16-Button Elbow Length Heal Chamois Lisle Gloves Natural and white. Per pair 2-Claxp Chamoisetl- Gloves White, natural and gray. Per pair Black 78c 50c 25C Real Laces Heal Duchcvsc and Duvhctssc with Point Laces V to 12 inches wide $4.00 to $29.00 per yard. Values $5.00 to $35.00 Real Carrickmacross Lace Flouncings IV to 15 inches wide $7.95 per yard. Value $12.00 Real Venetian Laces, Edges, Insertions and Bandings 1 to 11 inches wide $1.75 to $25.00 per yd. Values $2.25 to $35.00 Sale of Corsets American Lady Corsets Coutil, low bust, long straight hips and back. Values $2.00 and $2.50 08C & $?'35 Fancy Material, low bust, extra king straight hips and back. Values $3.00 and $-1.50.. Q $2.?5 11'. B. Corsets Coutil, medium low bust, extra long straight hips and back. Value $2.50 $1.2 'y Fancv Material, low bust, extra long straight hips and back Value $5.1)5 $2,0$ C. B. Corsets Batiste, low bust , long straight, hips and back. Value 3.W $T.6S A ugustinc Corsets Coutil, low and medium low bust, long straight hips and back. Value $2.00 . . . .' ggc Broche and Coutil, low and medium bust, long straight hins and back. Values $4.50 and $2Q g Triple Life Auyustinc Corsets (Guaranteed for six months) Coutil, low bust and girdle top, long straight hips and back. Values $3.00 and $3.50. . fi.6j $ $1 $5 ftxceptionrtl Values Offered in Brassieres Allover Embroidery Model Two models, embroidery trimmed. Values $1.00 and $1.50 6j)C &9$C Allover Eyelet Embroidery. Value $2.00 . . . $f, Alkner Embroiderv, net lined, effectively trimmed with Cluny lace. Value $4.50 Kxceptional Values Muslin Underwear Gowns . . pAV. $i-95, $2-95 & Chemises 9 $-25 & Dtavoers . 5c 9$c & Corset Covers 50c, 75c 9sc & Sleeveess Night Dresses Ribbon shoulders Lingerie Princess Slips Sr. 50 & Under -bodices Chiffon, lace trimmed Allover Shadow Uicc Shadow Lace or Chiffon and Lace $J95 $95 $1-95 $r.-5 $'.95 $r.95 . 9h .$-5 $i-95 Silk Petticoats Crepe de Chine, in street shades, taupe, navy, bluet and black, with fine fide pleated crepe de chine llounce $5 '95 Crepe de Chine Petticoats, lace trimmed, white, pink and light blue $2.Q5, $4-95 & $595 Messaline Silk Petticoats, black and t tj ne colors $3 '45 to $4'95 Washable Gray Pongee Petticoats. .$3Q5 & $4 '95 Princess Slips bh!?3! Wh! rk and. "ght $3-95 $5-95 House Gowns & Negligees Crepe de Chine, hand embroidered waist, and vestee of satin, or hand embroidered with shadow lace, fine pleated or sun pleated skirt $10.73 & $I275 Crinkled Crepe de Chine, effectively trimmed with cream shadow lace $IO.J3 Canton Silk Crepe Negligee, large collar, hand embroidered, buttonhole scalloped trimmed, satin chous $ro-7S Canton Silk Crepe, cream novelty lace and satin chous slashed at side $$-7S Messaline Satin, mull collar and cuffs, colored em broidered $6.Q3 Swivel Silk, Empire model, mull collar and cuffs. Val. lace and fine net trimmed, fine pleated skirt. . $4-43 Swivel Silk, Empire model, hand embroidered, plain skirt $343 Albatross, Empire model, white and black organdie collar and cuffs, Val. lace trimmed, sun pleated skirt $7-95 Albatross, fitted belt model, rovers, Val. lace trimmed, sun pleated skirt S-93 Albatross, fitted model, filet lace trimmed, or loose model, satin and fine flower trimmed . . $3-93 Albatross, Empire model, tucked lingerie collar and cuffs, Val. lace trimmed S3-93 Tub Wrappers Satin Striped Crepe, fitted model, shadow lace collar and cuffs Striped Voile, Empire model, wide lace and satin trimmed Flowered Voile, wide lace satin chous slashed at f00t $4-30 White Dotted Swiss or Colored Flowered Lawn, fitted model, beading silk ribbon run $3.93 $4-43 Colored Dotted Swiss, semi-fitting, tucked mull collar, Val. lace trimmed $2.2$ Colored Dotted Swiss, loose model, embroidered lawn collar and cuffs $f-Q3 Flowered Dotted Swiss, fitted model, Val. lace trimmed $f73 Kimonos Crepe-dc-Chine, straight model or semi-fitted, with collar, lace trimmed S3 -43 & $3-93 Crepe-dc-Chine Slip-On, hand embroidered, . -$j,Q5 Swivel Silk, Empire model, lingerie collnr, lace and ribbon trimmed -S--93 Albatross Slip-On, embroidered scallop and ribbon trimmed . $2.50 Flowered Crinkle Crepe, fitted model, lingerie collar and lace trimmed; or Plain Crepe, in soft shade3, Bulgarian borders $T.63 & $ .Q3 Flowered Crepe, semi-fitted or straight models, shirred satin borders or ribbon trimmed $1 .SO Flowered Crepe, Empire model, satin piped gc Flowered Lawn, loose model, or with belt g$c Dressing Sacqties Silk finished Crepe, with large embroidered collar laco and ribbon trimmed $4-93 White Dotted Swiss, loose or semi-fitted models, daintily trimmed with lace and ribbons S-'-95 &fo95 White Dotted Swiss or Flowered liwn, in a large variety . q$c & $f,23 Broadway & 20th St.; 5th Ave.; 19th St.