Amended Routes Do Away With The Services Of One
Carrier And Cause Much Adverse Criticism. Complaints
Sent to Washington
On Tuesday the changes, recommended by Inspector
Broushel, evidently a new hand at the business in the
rural mail routes, will go into effect. By these changes
the services of one carrier will be dispensed with and
his route will be divided up among two other carriers.
On Tuesday all patrons of the rural service living
beyond St. Anthony's Church will receive their mail from
the Thurmont office.
Carrier number two will go over that part of the
route of carrier number thirty-three from Thurmont which
lies in this district. Fairplay is no longer on any
route from this office and some others are entirely cut
off from service; some who received two deliveries and
collections a day will then receive only one, namely
those who live between the College avenue and the postal
station at St. Anthony's.
Complaints by the score have already been sent to the
Post Office Department and it may be possible if a
general disposition adverse to the changes are made
known in Washington that these changes will be put
The amended Routes are as follows Route 10: Beginning
at the post office,. thence easterly to G. Gillelan's
corner. 2.1; S. to Wm. Fuss' corner 2.; W. to Four
Point's, bridge, 0.4; S-E. to H. Nogle's corner, 1; S.
S-W. to S. Sheeley's corner, 2; N-W. N. N-W. by N. C.
Stansbury's and N-E. to Four Points bridge, 2.6; N-W. to
J. 0. Harbaugh'; corner, 1.4; S-W. W. to Mrs. Humbert;
corner 0.9; S. to Geo. Smith's corner. 1. 9; W. & N-W.
to B. Hobbs' cross road, 1.2; S-W. to Mrs. Favorite's
corner, 1. N-E. to W. Welty's corner, 2.; N-W. to St.
Anthony's school, 1.2; Northerly to M. S. M. College,
0.5; Easterly to Mrs. Humbert's corner, 1.2; N. to fork:
at toll gate, 0.8; S-E. to J. 0. Harbaugh'; corner, 0.7;
N. & W. to P. 0. Total 24.7 miles. Families, 98. This
rout is called number 2.
Beginning at P. O. thence East 8 N-E. to Kump's mill,
1.8; S. to E. M Fuss' corner, 0.4; Easterly to J. W
Eckard's res. 1.9; Retrace to Ohler': corner, 0.6; N.
N-E. to Ott's corner, 1.7 N-W. N. to W. Koontz's corner,
1.3 S-W. passing Kump's mill to the E. J Adams cor. 2.;
N-W. & W. to Presbyterian cemetery, 0.7; N. to Mrs.
Wood' corner, 1.; W. to Ross Baker's corner. 0.9; N.
N-W. by Mcllheny's S. H. t Rohrbaugh's cor. 1.3;
Westerly to A. M Manahan farm, 0.8; Retrace East to J E.
Payne corner, 0.4; Southerly to Ed Baker's corner, 1.2;
West to Davi Guise corner, 0.9; N. to Zimmerman S H. and
return, 1.5; W. to C. F. Smith' cor. 0.7; N-W. to G.
Ecker's cross road 0.9; S-W. & N-W. to Zora, 0.7; S. to
creek road, 0.5; E. & S-E. to Adelsberger's corner, 2.2;
N-W. to Morris Top per's mail box, 0.7; S-E. to
Emmitsburg P. O. 1.4. Total, 25.5 miles. Families 90.
This route is now called number 3.
Beginning at Mt. St. Mary's College at which a
collection will be made a 6.30 A. M. Thence over the
pike road N-easterly to Emmitsburg, P. 0. making
collection at St. Joseph's Academy 3 miles. After the
arrival of the morning mail, at about 9.30 A.M., he
will proceed to serve his route by returning over the
pike to M. S. M. College, delivering at St. Joseph's and
to boxes on road en route, 3 miles; Proceed from the
College N. & N-E. to Jacob Hoke's lane, 1.4; Retrace to
main road and proceed westerly by the Stouter corner 8
H. Winter. to Eyler's V. Ch. 3.5 N-westerly to E.
Wetzel's corner, 1.5 E. N-E. & E. to Jos. Eyler's
corner 4.6; N-W. to Wm. Eyler's residence 0.6; S-E. to
Annandale school house 1.1; W. to M. Springer's
residence, 0.5 Easterly to P. 0. 2. On arrival of the
evening mail, at about 8.00 P.M., the carrier will
proceed to the College, taking out the evening mail for
that institution and delivering at the Academy en route.
Total, 24 Families, This route is now called