First Populist Law.
The first purely and distinctive Populist measure became a law under the post office appropriations. Hon. Tom. Watson forced an amendment on to that appropriation bill which granted $10,000 as a fund for experimenting in free rural postal delivery. This will not be attempted in villages or cross road towns, but farmers absolute. Mr. Watson thinks this experiment will develop into a general free delivery among the agricultural portion of the country, As it now stands, the farmers help pay for delivery of mail in cities from three to ten times each day. It is anymore than fair that the farmer should have a chance at some of those favors? Mr. Watson thinks it If not, and hence this experiment.