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Mondav, Julv 4, 1910.
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Washington Interests, on Account of Large Deficit En
tailed Yearly, Want Service Put Under Contract.
Five State Associations Meet to Formulate Ag
gressive Anti-Campaign Farmers and
Good Eoads Benefit by
Washington. D. C. July . To ih-J
41.000 rural letter carriers of the Unitco
Ftates a legal hroliday is not merely
a holiday It is also a day for
sieettag together In county, district
and state associations. Today Is Ipl
-wndence Day and in five states the
rural letter carriers associations are
holding 3ate conventions, while scores
of county and district conventions are
In session. The state conventions are
in Colorado at Denver, in Tennessee at
XashviMe. in Georgia at Rome, in North
Carolina at Raleigh and in South Caro
lina at Newberry. P. B. DeGraw, fourth
assistant postmaster general is attend
ing the North Carolina convention.
Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day, and
Intelligent selection of becoming material
far your clothes, combined with the very
Test construction of the garment, make3
for the "consummation devoutly to be
wished" among well dressed men. This
patosfaction cannot be had except through
the tailoring channel. Of coarse you can
parchase a. suit of clothes from stock, but
are you really getting what you want?
The man w5io knows can tell you. It
costs no more to get the double service.
Suppose you try it here.
Geo. A. Mansfield
tions for the advancement of mutual
At the five state coneventions ques
tions of tremendous importance are
under discussion. The very existence of
the rural free delivery service, as now
constituted. Is at stake. A powerful
party at "Washington, said to have the
backing of Influential men in the Post
office department and certainly having
strong rupport in congress, proposes to
place the rural free delivery of mall
on the contract basis. That is to say,
that the government will make a con
tract for the delivery of mail on each
route, and the contractor will be re
sponsible to the government. The rural
letter carrier then will be no longer
an officer of the government, but a
man hired by a local contractor- He
no longer will serve n the sworn offi
cer of the government and receive a
stipulated salary from the Postofflce de
partment, but he will be the agent of
the contractor and will Tje hired at
whatever price he may be able to get.
In short, it is proposed that the govern
ment retire from the direct control of
the rural mall service, and place the
service on the contract basfc. just as
the star mail routes now are, and al
ways have been. The advantage sought
to be obtained is the great saving in
the cost of the sen-Ice that would
Letter Carriers Opposed.
Naturally, the rural letter carriers are
opposed to the proposed change, for it
means that they will go out of busi
ness. Their demand for increased pay
was refused by a narrow majority in
the house of representatives and resig
nations have been increasing rapidly on
account of the unprofitableness of the
work. But on the whole the carriers
are anxious to maintain their present
position, trusting to the future for bet
ter pay. The maximum salary for a
rural carrier is $900 a year, which Is
paid for a route 24 mile long, or longer.
For routes of less than 24 miles in
length the pay is decreased on a scale
of two-mile gradations, down to the
minimum of "six to eight miles at $396
The rural letter carriers are well
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Its Indirect worth to the country, ma
terial and moral, is incalculable.. The
people of the rural districts are hoping
for the time when the service may be ,
still further extended. In the meantime,
the carriers are preparing to figh to
the end against the proposed abandon- I
ment of direct service by the govern- !
ment in favor of the contract system.
ornorrow the First Day of the
Store "Will Open and Sae Will Begin at 8 O'clock
organized and have excellent machin-
! ery for maklntr their ooinions known
isuch other holidays as the postmaster ( to tne members of congress. Thev will
general may decree as days of reit for oppose the proposed contract system on
me rural letter earners are utwizeu
for the purposes of meeting in assocla
They assert that
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ury . costs less,
than meat Its actual cost is about one
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"Drinking Men Discharged"
Whisky has been driven from every place of honor because it is a
bar to achievement, and a deadly enemy of happiness, and a menace
to physical and mental health.
A majority of all habitual users of alcohol would gladly quit drink
ing If they could ever set the poison out of their systems, and reach
a condition in which they could live in comfort without it.
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Everybody has their owuSummer?Coricerts at Home,
if they ovm an
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Talking Machine Dept. "l03 El Paso Street.
July Records jtfow on ale.
j several ground."!. They declare that
sucn a wnoiesaie expansion 01 tne star
route system, which has been greatly
diminished by the rise of the rural free
delivery service would lead to graft of
enormous proportions. In support of
this they cite the famous Star Route
Frauds of 30 years ago and the vast
number of small instances of star route
grafting 6r of star route failure to
give good service. 3
a merchant in the
town from which the rural routes radi
ate will bid in the contract at a price
too low to permit a Jiving wage, in
order thflt he may send out a clerk to
deliver mail and wares from his store,
to collect letters and orders for grocer
ies on the same trip. The rural carriers
now are forbidden to solicit orders,
even for subscriptions to newspapers.
The carrier now devotes his whole time
and attention to the postal service,
then he would be first a solicitor for
a grocery store and second a servant
of tfie postoffice.
The carriers declare that a local par
cels post, such as is provided for by
several bills pending iu congress, would
permit everybody to use the rural routes
for the delivery of small parcels of mer
chandise at a reasonable charge to the
Individual, and that this would result
in an enormous additional revenue to
the postoffice department. The objec
tions to this parcels post, which is
limited to the carriage of packages
originating on the route, were based
on the theory that it would interfere
with the business of carrying letter aud
paper mail. If the service Js placed
on the contract basis, say the carriers,
the parcel business will be the chief
care of the carrier, while the service
would not be available to everybody,
nor the government derive any revenue
from it at aii.
Xational Association Protests
The National association of Rural
Letter Carriers, at its forthcoming meet
ing in Little Rock, undoubtedly will
protest against the proposed change.
The law strictly prohibits the carriers,
who are under the civil service regu
lations, from taking active part in poli
tics, but nevertheless there are many
politicians who realize the force and
power of these carriers, who go about
through the country every day and
come in direct contact with the farmers.
It is more than probable that the rural
carriers will find ways and means to
extract pledges from congressional can
didates, binding them to vote against
the contract system. At any rate, lead
ers among the carriers believe that such
a fight is necessary to save the service.
The rural free delivery mall service
Is nerhaDs the most oonular depart- I
ment of the government. It was estab
lished in 1896, by an appropriation of
only $10,000 for experimental purposes.
It grew rapidly from that time until
October, 1909,' when the present post
office administration, in the interest of
economy, adopted a policy of restraint.
Since that time no new routes have
been established, and the only exten
sions made have been additions to
routes already in existence, or by com
bining star route and delivery service
Rural Service Shown Loss.
The postmaster general in his report
urging economies in the postal service
declared that the rural service showed
a net loss of $28,000,000 for the last
fiscal year. Friends of the service de
clared that this was unjust. In that the
rural service was not credited with sav
ing the expenditures of about $4, 000,000
on star routes discontinued, nor of more
than $1,000,000 for fourth-class post
offices discontinued. Furthermore, it
was urged that the rural routes ought
to be credited with a large part of the
mail originating elsewhere but destined
for rural delivery, because of the fact
that the rural delivery has so greatly
stimulated the amount of mail matter
going into rural districts.
Farmers Make Saving.
In a monthly report of the fourth
assistant postmaster general, made soon
after congress had received the report
showing the alleged $28,000,000, loss,
this language was used: "Through facil
ities extended by rural delivery, reports
received at the department show that
farmers save more than four hundred
millions of dollars annually, by being
relieved of the loss of time required of
men and teams which was necessary
prior to th einstalatton of the service
in making frequent trips to town or vil
lage postoffices in their vicinity. The
service has helped to advance farm
prices at least $750,000,000, or from 2b
to 40 percent. More than 52 percent of
the inhabitants of continental United
-States dwell in the rural districts."
Even accepting the statement that the
rural service costs $28,000,000 more each j
year uiu.11 it piuuuces 111 uirtci revenue,
it appears on the authority of the post
office department that the service saves
for more than half of the people of
the country more than four hundred
million dollars a year in expenses, ana
that it has added three-fourths of a
billion dollars to the wealth of this
same 52 percent of the people. On this
showing the rural mail service is en
titled to some consideration.
Service Helps Road Building.
No other great agency has done so
much for the cause of Orood Roads as
has the rural free delivery mail service.
The people wanted ithe service, they
were compelled to make their roads
passable to get it, and they must fur
ther improve their roads to keep it.
Then too, the carrier, who must fur
nish horses and vehicles at his own ex
pense has a powerful incentive to
preach the doctrine of good roads. He
does it. The national association of
rural carriers is now engaged In an
effort to organize a good roads society j
In every township and county In the
The "R- F. D. News" is the official
organ of the letter carriers, and
through its columns the carriers ana
their patrons along the routes are kept
in touch with the progress of events
in the postal affairs, congressional and
departmental. This paper gives much
space to the good roads propaganda and
serves also as a means of intercommuni
cation among the carriers and as a
vehicle of class advertising.
Service Extension Proposed.
It is impossible 10 reckon the true
worth of the rural mailfsejwice bytial
ancing receipts against disbursements.
POLICE HAVE A QUIET SUNDAY;
JUAREZ CELEBRATOR FALLS
Up until 6 o'clock Sunday night the
police had an awfully quiet time of it.
Nobody seemed inclined to begin an j
active celebration of the Fourth, neither j
here nor in Juarez, to attain that stage
where it was necessary to run them in
Detective Herold arrested Mariano
Sanchez Saturday afternoon on a charge
of gambling. She was turned loose for
appearance in police court Tuesday, de
positing a ten-dollar bond. She was se
cured in the lower end of town. C.
Thompson was arrested Saturday night
on suspicion, but soon released by order
of the detectives
Then, not until just before 6 Sunday
was there anything stirring. Then a
man alighted from a Juarez car on I
South El Paso street and walked or
rather staggered down East Overland
street, stopping to rest in front of the
police station. He rested until the of
ficers took him in. He gave his name
as F. A. Morton and said he'd kenoed
over in Juarez and couldn't resist the I
temptation to celebrate. Officer Duran !
made the arrest.
Pedro Cervantes had also been to
Juarez. He was picked up in the lower
end of town unable to navigate and the
patrol wagon was called. He was also
locked up on a charge of drunkenness.
Un der gf ar ments
Ten special lots of beauti
ful "white nainsook, long
cloth, cambric and fine,
sheer batiste undergar
ments have been prepared
for this sale, marked at
prices that represent only
a fraction of their worth.
White skirts, em-broidery or lace
trimmed; Oorset Covers in dainty
styles: Night Gowns in thc high or
low neck, long or short sleeve styles;
Ocmhination two- and three-piece
garments: Drawers of all styles;
Chemise in either t'he short or skirt
styles. Every garment is reduced,
one-fourth or more.
July Clearance Sale prices
will make it worth while to
select your girls' school
outfit now. Neatly made
dresses of good quality
gingham and percale are
marked down to practical-
ly the. worth of the mater
ials, or less.
We include in the special lots all tha
pretty white lawn dresses for in
fants, little folks, girl3 and misses, as
well nts hundreds of very tastily mode
colored dresses in the two to fourteen
year sizes. At all events its will pay
you to see the splendid offerings.
Dysentery is a dangerous disease but
can be cured. Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Remedy has been
successfully used in nine epidemics of
dysentery- It has never been known to i
fail. It is equally valuable for chil
dren" and adults, and when reduced
with water and sweetened, it is pleasa
to take. Sold by druggists.
Ready to-Wear Dept.
In addition to the special items ad
vertised in Saturday's Herald,
there are hundreds of other equally
good bargains awaiting you. With
out exception every garment in
this department has been sharply
reduced in price. Notice our win
dow displays watch our adver
tisements you'll be well repaid.
1 Drapery Section
Housekeepers' wants are given
particular thought in this sale. Our
basement Drapery section presents
a half-hundred bargains that will
be of wonderful interest to every
one with a home. Curtains and
draperies are displayed, each lot
plainly ticketed with a low price.
Brighten your home at small cost.
A Reduced Price
on Every Article
Messrs. Geo. L.. Hoyt and Geo. V.
J Calvert, of the Hoyt Fnruiture Co., will
leave in a few clays for eastern and
Let us suggest a dainty frozen desert.
Phone the Elite, anytime.
KEXO HOUSES AND IIULI,
FIGHTS FLOURISH IN JUAREZ
Quarantine Is off keno and bull
fights. Sunday found a rejuvenation
of Juarez It was the first "good day"
for many weeks i hen Americans flock
ed to the border city and left a large
portion of their pay mdney.
A stream of street cars conveyed the
".sports" and the day was lively, bring
ing joy to the hearts of gamblers and
merchants w ho have been badly crip
pled by the ban on the unvaccinated
Keno houses were filled during the af
ternoon and night, and an amateur bull
fight, for the benefit of the Spanish, col
ony library, attracted a majority ol
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Join the happy, cheerful majority and let the red, rich vim
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At all fountains or in bottles, 5c.
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