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T II K PIN K H U RST OUTLOOK.
THE PINEHURST OUTLOOK
Published every Friday at
PINElllliST, JIOOKE CO., X. C
FRANK T. SPINNEY, Publisher.
ARTHUR H. SPINNEY, EDITOR.
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Entered at the l'ost Ollice at rinehurst, Moore
County, N. C, as second class maiL matter.
aiooni: countv uovkknmknt.
Commissioners, .lolin 15. Watson, .Jonesboro;
William C. Currie, Curriesville; T. 1. Creel,
Clerk .Superior Court,!). A. McDonald.
Sheri If, Samuel M. .Jones.
Iiegister of Deeds, W. II. Iiattley.
Treasurer, Daniel Ilannon.
Coroner, Dr. CI. McLcod.
Surveyor, J. (J. Seawell.
MIXKKAL .Sl'lUNGS TOWN.SIIIl'.
Magistrates, Daniel Ulue, William Clark, K.
FJJ1DAV, NOVEMBER 12, 1807.
In Tin: report of the Third Assistant
Postmaster General lor the liseal year
ended on the 30th last June, a recom
mendation is made urging that hereafter
all classes of mail matter shall be lully
prepaid before dispatch in the mails.
The question of compulsory full prepay
ment of postage has been discussed in
the past both by Congress and the Post
masters General, with the result that the
present laws provide that all classes of
mail matter except letters and all lirst
class matter shall be fully prepaid before
transmission through the mails, but lirst
class mail matter may be dispatched if
one full rate of 2 cents per ounce is pre
paid, the additional postage, if any, being
collected on delivery. It will therefore
be seen that the present law nearly coin
cides with the views of the Third Assistant
Postmaster General and that his recom
mendation applies only to lirst class
matter, which if adopted by Congress
and enacted into law would mean that
thereafter any article deposited in the
mails with less than the full amount of
postage prepaid woidd be "held for post
age,"' and, the sender being unknown, a
notice sent to the addressee entailing a
delay of from 1 to 12 days in the delivery,
and in the event of the addressee failing
to remit sullicient stamps to pay the post
age such articles would be sent to the
Dead Letter Ollice and the sender would
not only lo.-c tin- amount of postage, paid
but the value of the contents as well and
the government would be the gainer to
that extent without performing any ser
vice whatever. We do not agree with the
recommendation regarding lirst class
mail matter, neither do we believe in
compulsory full prepayment on any
class of matter mailed by the general
public; but, on the contrary, believe that
a change should be made in the present
law allowing all classes of domestic mail
matter prepaid one full rate of postage to
be transmitted through the mails charged
with the unpaid postage, if any, to be
collected on delivery to the addressee,
and thus give equvalent service for the
money paid in postage.
It may be said that such a law would
result in loss to the government, as many
people would purposely send mail matter
insulliciently prepaid if they knew it would
be forwarded to destination, and thereby
multiply the amount of unpaid mail
matter which, if undelivered, would cause
additional expense to the Post Ollice De
partment; but Ave believe the people have
grown beyond the thoughts and ideas
prevalent years ago when all postage
was paid on delivery, and that the only
real reason why any class of mail mat
ter is now posted short-paid is through
inadvertence and lack of knowledge as to
the exact amount of postage needed, and
especially so in free delivery post ollices
where the people seldom go to the olHce.
The people have for many years been
educated to prepay postage and undoubt
edly desire to do so under all circum
stances. Most people dislike to send
parcels to friends or others with unpaid
charges. In these days it would hardly
be a polite or friendly thing to do.
Ex-Postmaster General Wanamaker in
his annual report for 1892 presented a
very strong argument for a change in the
present law in line with the opinion we
have expressed, which, if adopted, would
make the postal service 'what it was and
is intended to be a prompt and sure
means of communication between the
We are pleased to learn that our sug
gestion that the public road between
Pinehurst and Carthage should be im
proved is bearing fruit. Ve understand
that Lawyer McNeil of Carthage is circu
lating a petition to raise money to
straighten and grade the road, put up
sign boards, and place mile-stones at the
proper places. We wish Mr. McNeil
success in his efforts, and Tin-: Outlook
will be glad to receive any contribution
to accomplish the object sought, and turn
it over to Mr. McNeil for proper disbursement.
Ox our lirst page we present an article
on Pinehurst mechanically, from the pen
of 31 r. A. C. Butler, chief engineer of the
mechanical department. Mr. lUitler has
f HE HOLLY INN, S
Pinehurst, IV. C
Terms: $3.00 a Day, $12 to $20 a Week.
THE HOLLY INN has been enlarged to meet the great demand, and
can now accommodate two hundred guests. Its attractions leave nothing to
be desired on the score of comfort and convenience Electric Lights, Steam
Heat, Open Fire-places, Telephone, Solarium, Billiard Room, Orchestra,
Central Courtyard, Elegantly Furnished and Carpeted Rooms and Unsurpassed
Cuisine, with Table Service by carefully selected New England girls.
The Managers of the Inn cannot receive Consumptive Guests.
Passengers over the Seaboard Air Line Railroad to Southern Tines will Unci Electric Cars
waiting to convey them directly to THE HOLLY INN, rinehurst.
Address THE HOLLY INN, Pinehurst, Moore Co., N. G
been connected with the village since its
inception, and is well qualified to speak
of the work which lias been done here.
He is a natural mechanic and it is largely
through his efforts that the electrical and
machinery plants have reached their
present state of elliciency.
They Like "The Outlook.'
We are daily in receipt of letters from
people in all parts of the country prais
ing The Outlook and expressing the in
tention of visiting our village during the
coming winter. The following are sam
Alton Bay, X. II., Nov. 4, 1897.
Mil. F. T. Spinney, Publisiiek:
Deak Sir, We have received the third
number of The Outlook and like it so
well that will go you lifty cents better
by enclosing money order for one dollar
for one year, instead of six months. Am
in hopes to see you before winter is
gone; can't tell for certain. (Jive my
best regards to the editor.
J. II. Downing.
F. T. Spinney, Publisher:
I enclose fifty cents for The Pine
iiUKST Outlook for six months. 1 en
joyed my stay in Piuehurst very much
and hope to go again, and I wish to keep
posted on what is going on, the improve
ments being made, etc.
Mrs. George M. Stearns.
Last night a thomas cat mounted a
fence in the rear of a Southside resi
dence and called "Marier!" Directly a
window was raised and a sweet voice re
plied, "Is that you Willie?" Exchange.
Burr & Sise,
ALBION BUILDING, 1 BEACON ST.,
Designers of The Holly Inn.
CHAS. E VALE,
Original Pictures of Characteristic
Southern Scenes, Etc.
PINEHURST, NORTH CAROLINA.
FREDERICK W. BRADBURY, M. D.,
So. Pines Ollice
New Hampshire Ave. PINEHURST, N. C.
Nose, Throat and Lungs a Specialty.
Microscopal Examination of Sputum and
MISS STRICKLAND, j
ik)owooi koai. PINEHURST, N. C.