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fr '" fl The Commoner Oft l i . , i. -..i.wi.iii J'lL,'.. ' """"wl, ' '"' '. "' WAIT TILL WE GET YOU! Tuthill in St. Louis Star. Wilson's Administration a Record of Efficiency (Continued from Pago 13) And but for tho abnormal condi tions ill tho fiscal year 1015, when tho European war caused tho only postal deficit recorded under Wilson and Burleson, the surplus for the four years would have amounted to from fifteen to twonty millions of dollars. It may amount to from thirty to forty millions during the next four years if democratic admin istration is continued. In the year onding June 30, 1908, tho number of miles olt mail service rendored annually by tho, postal ser vice, exclusive of that performed by city and rural carriers, was, 5 $8,4 3 8, 722. In tho year ending June 30, 1912, this .figure was 678,165,206. And in tho year ending Juno 30, 1916, this annual mileage of mail service had become 618,116,956. Surpluses of $3,800,000 and of $3,500,000 were paid into tho treas ury for tho fiscal years 1913 and 1914, respectively, and the surpluB for tho last fiscal year ending June 30 is $5, 7 42, 445. After annually re curring deficits, tho Wilson adminis tration has put tho postal service upon a self-sustaining basis. in Oh, You Skinny ! Why stay thin at a rail ! You Wt h we to! And you don't have to go thtough life with a, chest that ttie tailor give i v ou ; with arms ol childish Mrrneiht with less you can hardly stand on. And what about that itowach that flinches every time you try a square inealt Are you a pllUfeedert Do jou expert Health and Strength. In tabloid form through pllli, voUobi aad other exploited pllBt I YOU CANT DO IT; IT CANT IE DONE. The only wavto be well Is to build up your body all of It through nature's methods not by pamperlni; the stom ach. It Is not fate that Is maklnjr you a failures It's that poor, emaciated body ol 1 ours j yourhalf-slckuess shows plain In jour (ace and the world loves health p Htple. So be healthy tr. r vital. That's Uflnr. Don't think too ionci send 4 cents In stamps to cover mailing; ol mv book. INTKI,LIUKKCK lM l'UYBldL AN it IlKAIril CULTURE' written, by thetlronget physical radar Initrnitor la the worM. LIONEL STRONSFORT rhyileal Cnltaro Expert 'Dtft N51K tttWiz, Ntwirk. N. i To provide equal service for every body, to give the very best service everywhere, to oliminato "pull" privilege and waste all along tho line these have been the guiding rules of the postal establishment un der democratic control. Private interests doing work for Undo Sam have been required to give honest measure for honest pay. Postal employees, of all grades, have been compelled to place effi ciency of the service above all other considerations. There has been open, fair competition in the bidding upon all contracts for furnishing postal supplies and contractors have been required to live up to their contracts. The results of Postmaster Gen oral Burleson's administration of tho postal savings system have been phenomenal. Under his guidance tho number 'of depositors has in creased from 810,000 at the begin ning of March, 1913, to 603,000 at the end of June. 101 a wVin n. amount deposited has increased dur ing the same period from $30,000 -000 to $86,000,000. Tho gain of nearly 50 per cent in the per capital deposit is convincing evidence of the prosperity of the working people of this country, who are the principal patrons of the postal savings banks A recent act of congress, recom mended by Postmaster General Bur leson raised tho limit of deposit by ajiy one person from $500 to $1,000 oxclusive of accumulated interest' This immediately resulted in a pro nounced increased in deposits, it is estimated that tho $500 limit placed iV?Vrlsi?al P0stal 8aviues w of 1910 turned away as much money aB was accepted. The postal savings system as a whole has been broucht to a self-sustaining basis and for the past three years has yielded a sub- When tho present democratic ad ministration camo into fflno i. Itween 2,000 and 3,000 petitions from patrons living in therural districts asking for tho establishment of ru ral freo delivery service were pend ing before the postoffipedepartment-. Today there are but--twenty such pe titions pending. Up to(tho close of 1915 there were authorized by the postofllco department under the Wil son administration a total of 8,942 new rural freo delivery routes and extensions. It is a record without parallel in the postal administration of tho country. Parcels Post The parcels post has witnessed a phenomenal growth under demo cratic administration. Tho old ex press monopoly has been smashed and tho United States parcels post service has become the largest, most ofllicient service in the world. The expansion is directly due to success iye liberalizations of tho rates, weight limits and other regulations under tho Wilson administration. Special effort has been made to per fect tho parcel post as a farmer's express facility, and the shipment of products from farm to the city en couraged and developed. With a view of aiding tho prac tical work of the bureau of depart ment of labor under the name of the United States employment service, the postmaster-general has agreed to issue directions to alL-postmasters requiring them to actW tho local agents of tho employment service. The department of labor will thus bo enabled to keep in close touch with the employment situation in every city and town. Thus the farmers of the United States have been given the benefit of 58,000 in telligence offices by the post-office department's co-operation with the department of labor in carrying out President Wilson's scheme for finding employment for the unem ployed. Salaries of post-office clerks, city and rural carriers, and railway mail clerks have been increased to the aggregate extent of nearly $15,000, 000. The fraud order statutes have been relentlessly m enforced against all fraudulent enterprises which use the mails in the circulation of their ad vertising "literature.'' During the last fiscal year 57 fraud orders were issued. In the same-tyear 1,900 lot tery schemes were barred; from the mails. j- THE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT A progressive policy of action which at once protects the public in terest and opens many important fields of opportunity to, private en terprise has characterized the admin istration of the department of the interior under President Wilson. There has been forward movements In every one of the great bureaus of this department and in no instance in marked contrast with recent re publican, administration of these same agencieshas there arisen tho hint, much less the formulated charge, of a vicious motive or ques tionable conduct. The interior department, under Woodrow Wilson and Secretary Lane, has: Opened up the west and Alaska. Advanced the cause of conserva tion. Made the national parks in fact the Playgrounds of America." Contributed to solution of the gasoline question. X?mL lne that greatly enhance its utility to the Indians and the coun- Mado the 'bureau of education an enlarged and more practical agency VOL. 161NQjn for tho improvement of the mil schools. " nal,m'a Inaugurated a , "Safety prRt campaign which has much redul thee annual loss of .life in mr Enlarged Homesteads Farmers can now have 320 aero, of government land for "Dry Farm ing" purposes, by reason of tho on operation of this administration, and in consequence acreage devoted to wheat growing in the western statea has increased fully fifty per Since MarclL 4, 1913, the total area which has been designated as open' to 320-acre entry, reaches the huce total of 76,000,000 acres. B Bona fide settlers have been tak ing up the public domain instead of "dummy entrymen" that for bo many years made tho land office the centep of national scandals. Under Wilson the time consumed in acting upon final proofs for homesteads has been reduced fully 'fifty per cent. Delays of approximately six months in acting on applications for land surveys have been entirely eliminated. Tho abuses of the Carey and Desert Land acts were for years notorious. A different state of affairs exists and the law is en forced. At the beginning of President Wil son's term more than 65,000,000 acres of public lands were under withdrawal. from public use. In the past three years more than 20,000, 000 acres, or nearly one-third of the total, have been restored to public entry. Editor's note. No material was received from, tho state and war de partments up to the time of going to press.... , ji HENRY FORD ON ALCOHOL T-he Ford Motor Company issue a pamphlet entitled "For Your Safety, Health, Better Living for Ford Em ployes." Among many good things is this: Alcohol A Kemover "Alcohol," says an exchange, "will remove stains from summer clothes." "That is true, but it also removes the summer clothe, also the spring, the autumn and the winter clothes, not only from him, but from the wife and family as well. . "It removes the household furni ture, the eatables from the pantry, the smiles from the face of his wife and the laughs from tho innoceut lips of his children. It removes hap piness from the home. As a re mover of things, alcohol has no equal." FACTS AS TO HIDES Free trade in hides has not only discouraged tho production of cat tle but has closed our tanneries, so that we have been dependent upon for ign countries for the finished product. Senator Gallinger of New Hampshire. Our exports of raw hides from two years ago have actually increased by some 37 per cent out of "closed tan neries," while our 'imports have in creased only about 23 per cent. Our imports of the "finished product have actually decreased, while our exports of the "finished product have increased 150 per cent. But if the facts ridicule the New Hamp shire senator, then so much the worse for the facts. New York World. SHOULD GO IN WHEN IT RAINS "Say," said the man as ho entered tho clothing store. "I bought tins suit here less than two weeksago, and it is rusty-looking already. "Well," replied the clothing deal er, "I guaranteed it to wear hko iron, didn't I?" The Lone Scout. V" i. v a '