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THE SUN, SUNDAY, MAY 18, 1913.
r.MckMainpinjr Will Be Klim-
hinted to Hasten
Lord & Taylor
Founded 1826
I'ovtiil Officials Say Over
time Pay Provision Would
Have Keen Better.
ImtMicator's Report Will Be
I -i'il for Recommendations
to Congress.
Continuing the Annual Sale
Trimmed Hats, Toques
and Bonnets
Former Prices up to $35.00
(Third Floor)
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Formerly $275.
Tailor Suits
Now $85
" $65
. " $25
, . $25 up
Lord & Taylor
Founded 1826
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
Handsome Slippers for All
Values $6.00 to $8.00
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
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
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
. 9h
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
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
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.

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