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YOK OF THE NEW PARCELS POST
Map Showing How Charges Art Determined by Zones With City Center.
Table of Comparative Rates
The parcels pout wont Into effect on January 1. I'uekaRe weighing a
much aa eleven pounds may be seut throujth the postofflce department. The
table below Rives the Comparative cost between the parcels post and tho
express companies' charges for pnckanes of different weights.
WITHIN CINCINNATI POSTOFFICE DISTRICT.
1.H, o.ii, -t.ih i-lh r..1h -lh 7-lti a-lh !-th Ifl-Ih 11-lb
parrrl pout .
loti.i lull ll.i'J
. .25 .26 .23
Within firit ions of fifty mllsa radius of
rmvrln newt I'S .! .11
Kxpriw, to Dnyton. .. .2d .2o 2 .2.1 ... -au
Within second lone, M to 150 mllea.
PnroHa pr-t "H " H -,ft
Kxp to ImlliinuunllN. Inil. .25 .".0 .30 .33 .S't .33 .40
Within 300 milaj radius, beyond 1!0-mll ions.
Parcel pnat T .12 .17 2'! .27 .32 .37 .42
Kipirri, to Chicago, 111. .25 :'i .40 .45 .ft" .00 .o
Within 600 mllra radius, beyond COO-mile ions.
rm-r.l post 14 .2" - .32 .3h .14 .SO
KxiircjJ, to New York.. .25 .35 .45 .60 .05 .6" .0 .70
Within 1,000 mllea radius, beyond COO miles.
tarola nal .IS S3 .30 .37 .41 .51 .81
Kxd.. to Salt Luke City .30 .35 .45
Within 1.400 miles radius,
In ' .11 ;s .37
Kxpre?, to Tumim, Kin. 30. .33 45
Within 1.S00 miles radiua, beyond i,co miles.
tt .21 .31 .41 .51 -nil .71 .(it
Kxp., to San
Krum-in. o .30 .33 .45
IMrrels po 12 .24 .3H
V.l.. to I'ortland. ive. .30 .23 .43
Cincinnati. O Uncle Sam's New
Tear's gift to the people of this state
was the parcels post, which went into
effect New Year s day. On that day
all manner of articles were sent
through the mails, from a pitchfork to
a baseball for the manager of the Cin
cinnati Reds. Merchants have been
ajuick to avail themselves of the par
cels post, and In many of the post
offices the supply of special stamps
have already been exhausted and
Washington requested to ship a new
No Postage Stamps.
Ordinary postage stamps will not
carry a package in the parcels post.
Special stamps will be necessary and
they can be had In all denominations
from 1 to 12 cents. All denominations
will be cf one color, terra cotta red,
but the "postage due" stamps Indi
cating that Insufficient postage was put
on at the sending point, will be black.
So, whenever a man sees a postman
approaching with a package carrying a
black stamp he'd better begin to dig
He's going to pay out som money.
There will be a method of distinguish
ing high postage stamps and low post
postage one at a glance, however, for
the denominations up to and Including
4 cents will picture methods of trans
portation, while those above the four
cent rate will show grades of post
office employes in uniform and per
forming some detail of their duties.
Parcels post stamps will be somewhat
larger than the regulation letter
tamps. One detail of the sending of a
package must not be forgotten. The
name and address of the sender must
be legibly written on the outside of
the package, along with the name and
address of the person to whom the
package Is sent. Another Important
feature relates to the bulk of packages.
None shall be more than 72 Inches,
length and girth combined. To ascer
tain this, one should measure the pack
age leng'hwise and then run the tape
around It. These, measurements added
together must not exceed "2 Inches.
Fragile articles. Including millinery,
toys, musical Instruments and articles
of glass in whole or In part, must he
securely packed and marked "fragile."
Articles that may not be sent by par
rels post include Intoxicating liquors
of all kinds, poirons, poisonous ani
mals. Insects or reptiles, explosives of
every kind; Inflammable articles. In
cluding matches; Infernal machines;
pistols or rcvolverc; dibease germs;
PARCELS POST REGULATIONS
All parcels mtst be cecurety wrapped.
No parcel can exceed a measurement of tlx feet In combined length
Explosives are prohibited.
Special parcels post stamps must be used en all parcels, and on all
articles of merchandise that formerly went fourth class. The fourth class
la superseded by parcels post.
Addresses must be plainly writter.
Every parcel must have the card of the sender In one corner.
Butter, lard, fresh meats, fowls and fish, berries and produce that
spoils quickly will be admitted, if it la securely wrapped so none of the
contents can spill en other matter.
Egg must be packed in a basket or other container.
All perishable articles must be marked perishable.
Queen bees, Hvt Insects and dried reptiles will be admitted.
Ail fragile articius must ta e'ecrly marked "fragile."
Articles of glass, millinery and toy will be admitted.
Spiritous, malted, vinous, fermented, or any other intoxicating liquors
Matches, kerosene and other oils are prohibited.
Disease germs or scab are prohibited.
Live poultry, birds or animals are prohibited.
Undeliverable perishable articles will be turned ever to charitable
Parcels may be Insured for full value up to 150 en payment of JO
Parcel must be prepared so that content can be easily examined.
Occupation of the sender of a parcel may appear with hi card on out
eld of parcel..
"Merry Christmas" and similar phrase can be used.
"" Sii.k!) fM fu.ll " U' f'l.1.1 fil.1t 0.15
.13 .25 .30 .30 ..10 .30 .30 .SO
Cincinnati, outside of poatofflee district.
.14 .IV .2" .21 ,2i .2'.t .:12 .3
.20 .32 .33
.30 .30 .30
.31 .42 .41
.40 .40 .40
.47 .82 .87
.55 .55 .SO
.51 .62 .11
.70 .70 .78
.S .72 .?
135 1 35 ISO
.12 .91 1.00
1.15 116 1.35
.91 l.ni 121
1 35 1 40 1 60
1.01 1.2ft 1.32
1.35 1.40 1.10
o . .!' .lwi 1 20
beyond 1.000 miles.
.4 .55 .ti4 .7.1
.6" .75 .'.'o l.m 1.16
.' . .mi i .hi 1.20
.4M .72 t .!
o .no .'.10 l.ou 1.20
any obscene, defamatory or scurrilous
matter now prohibited by law; live or
dead animals, or birds or live poultry;
raw hides or pelts; or anything having
a bad' odor. Books and printed mat
ter may not be forwarded at parcels
post rates, but only at the pound rates
as third-class matter.
House deliveries will be made to
persons living on rural and star
routes and in cities and towns. Where
there Is at present 110 carrier delivery
the parcel will go to the postofftce, as
is the case with ordinary mail.
"The public seem to have the false
Impression that the parcels post Is
going to be a separate branch of the
postofllce department," said Postmas
ter Monfort. "The establishment of the
parcels post merely means the placing
of all fourth-class matter under the
new rules. It will lower the rates, in
crease the weight limit and necessitate
the use of special stamps. Otherwise
it will be the same as heretofore.
Wherever possible, regular carriers
will be used and In all details of the
handling of parcels post mall regular
employes will be used. Many small
stores throughout the city probably
will use the new system for dellmry of
parcels to customers."
Not In Automobiles.
Additional contracts hare been made
In the cities for the cartage of par
cels post packages above a certain
weight. No automobiles will be used,
as the hauling would be too expensive.
The new contracts for delivering the
packages, however, will be temporary,
in a manner, and permanent contracts
will not be made until after the sys
tem has been tried out. Until further
arrangements are made all packages
must be taken by the senders to the
sub-stations or main offices. From out
lying stations delivery to the main of
fice will be made by street car. In the
beginning, drug stores and other small
sub-stations will not be allowed to col
lect packa-.es. Carriers will deliver
the smaller packages. The avera.ge
weight of t: carrier's pouch runs from
30 to 60 pounds. This will not be ex
ceeded under the parcels post. All
packages of more than five pounds will
be delivered by wagon. If no pontage
has been put on a .package, or that put
on Is insufficient, the package will be
carried, but the postage will be col
lected from the person to whom It l.
ai'dressed. If he refuses to pay. It will
be sent to the dead letter office like a
Br REV. WILLIAM EVAN D. D,
TKXT-Whst mea.n ye by this servkeT
Exodue 12:2. ,
The chapter In
which this text la
found sets forth
tha detailed ar
rangement of the
Passover. It la as
sumed that the
ing this prepara
tion, would ask
what wa meant
by It. In answer
ing the children
the parent were
thu afforded a
of stating to the
child the fact In connection with
their redemption from bondage). So
today, in like manner, the Lord' sup
per Is often the mean of arousing
questions In the minds of both chil
dren and adults. What Is the Com
munion service? What doe It repre
sent? What truth doe It teach? In
answering these questions the Chris
tian afforded an opportunity of stat
ing the fact of the Christian faith.
First, the Communion commemo
rates a fact of history. One can take
boat or train and soon arrive at Cal
vary. He may climb this hill and
reach Its summit where once stood
the cross on which Jesus Christ died.
No Intelligent person will deny the
historicity of the fact of Christ'
Second, the Communion Is a fact of
Christian faith. True, Jesus died, but
what did he die for? Here Christian
faith declare Itself by answering, "He
died for our sins." The question of
sin must be dealt with, It debt must
be paid, the divine wrath against it
must be appeased, some ground mnst
be found upon which a righteous Ood
may deal in mercy and pardon with
sinful man. The Communion table
tells 11s that all this has been accom
plished In the death of Christ It ac
knowledges the reality of both sin
and death, and relates these two great
facts In the death of Christ. In the
words of Jesus we say, "This cup Is
the New Testament In my blood, shed
for the remission of sins." Preacher
may deny the vicarious atonement of
Christ; the pulpit may be silent
touching the ubstitutionary character
of Christ's death, but this table has
proclaimed since Christ's death and
will proclaim until he come the fact
that he died for our sins; that
"Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
Scaled my pardon with His blood.
8c-ald my pardon with HI blood
Hallelujah. What a Savior!"
The Communion Is a fact of pro
phecy. "As oft as ye eat this bread
and drink this cup ye do ahow forth
the Lord's death till he come." A
fact of history, a fact of Christian
faith, a fact of prophecy that the
Communion link Itself to the past,
present and future. It reminds us of
our Lord, who, while present In spirit.
Is absent In body, and assures us that
he will some day come again person
ally andvisibly to this earth. There
are two pledges for Christ's second
coming: The resurrection (Act
17:31), the pledge to tLe world; the
Lord' supper (1 Cor. 1U28), the
pledge to the church. The Commun
ion table Is aglow with hope and prom
ise: It constantly preaches the sec
ond coming of Christ. Every time we
gather around this table we should
look forward with joy to that glorious
day when we shall see not only our
blessed Lr.rd, but also "Those whom
we have loved long since and lost
"When ?rnm loved on wo ar parted.
And our ryes are dimmed with trars
AltnoHt fe-l wo broken-heartnl,
As ws struggle with our fears.
B'lt, tt wlU not bo forover,
We ahall mwt them all st homo;
fb-parntions will tlirn bo over
Thry ara only Till II come.' "
The Communion Is a fact of me
morial. Jesus said, "1 this In re
membrance of mo." The Communion
Is to be a tangible romlnder to u of
our Ixrd. Sight help memory. How
the mementoes we have of our loved
one remind us of them, of what they
were to us, and of our love for them.
We so coon forget what we do not
see. Is It not strange that of oil that
Jesus did when he was here upon the
earth the one thing be would have us
remember wa not bis life wondrous
a that was, ror his miracles star
tling a they were, not even his resur
rectionconvincing as It was of
all supernatural claims, but hi
death. The Communion table I a
memorial of that death, and every
time we gather around It we pleas
the Master by doing thut last thin
he asked his disciples to do In re
membrance of bira. The mother goes
to the bureau ant from the drawer
he take two little shoes. They are
simple, and plain, and worn; they
have no commercial value, but. oh,
what a flood of memories they bring
to her heart and amlnd and soul as
he think of the one who hi dledl
It us not forget our Master; he will
ot forget us.
Kelp rue. dear Baylor, Thea to owa
And avar faithful tw;
And when Thou aitteat es Thy tarens)
lx-ar Lord, tumunbti ma."
Is the Inspiration That Chal
lenges the Affection of All to
Whom' It Is Shown.
THE grace of klndnrs. how Indis
pensable It I to the completion
of any human character! When
Constable aakel Turner to look
at one of hi picture and tell htm
what waa wrong with It, the great
landscape artist peered at It for a
time, then ran a rippling line of brush
work right across the canva and
made It live. Such a master touch
on the character of a man Is this add
ed grace of kindness.
The Inspiration of a kind heart De
prived or this virtue, the strength of
the giant become an en gin of wild
brutality. The more ylgorou and
forceful the man Is, the more damage
he I likely to do In hi ruth
less course through life unless re
deemed by the Inspiration of a kind
heart And under the Influence of
kindness the most harsh of men will
reveal traits of humanity with which
he would ever have been credited. By
Marie Antoinette In her miserable pri
son there stood every day one of the
soldiers of the revolution. He had
watched the lad face of the discovered
queen, and her miseries touched his
aoul to pity. During the hot day of
that summer he went to buy for tho
helpless woman a melon from one of
the frultseller of the streets. When
he toM the rude virago from whom h
purchased It that It was for the queen,
she picked the host from her stall
and handed It to him, saying: "Ah,
well, one woman may at least do this
for another. I shall take no payment
To Those In Authority.
That authority which is bereft of
kindness may be effective in maintain
ing discipline, hut will never get the
best service from subordinates. It 1
not the fear of the knout which will
make the bravest soldier. Men may
be dragooned Into silence, hut for
the devotion which count death a
trifle, for the valor which hesitates at
no peril, there must be the belief that
the commander care for them and
has their welfare before his mind.
Whoever would manage men must
found hi claim to control them on
their belief that he Is affected by their
anxletiea and take delight In their
To goodness this quality Is Indis
pensable, but which falls to create af
fection. It Is rigid as a marble pillar
and cold as the polar sea. It never
deviates from the plain path, knows
nothing of the vagaries of weaker
men, and cannot understand the ap
peal of penitence for compassion. Such
goodness repels rather than attracts.
It may move us to a sullen awe.
but will never weaken our hearts to
live. Kindness alone can create that
I hear It said that we are becoming
dangerously sentimental. This insis
tence on the milder virtues Is said to
ho Imperiling the virile qualities of the
race. I see no signs of degeneration
In that direction. Nature is too
strongly allied to the brute heast to
permit us to grow at once into gen
tle saints. All the barriers that we
can erect are needed to keep out the
tide of fierce passion. It is not less
but more of this generous spirit that
Endure Only by Religion.
Moral qualities must be rooted In
religious experiences. What Is the
genesis of this quality in the soul? Let
us admit that It may be found with
out religion. Accident of birth, a
happy geniality of temper. Immunity
from the more pressing Ulls of life,
may aid hi its production. Are there
not those so fortunately balanced in
mind and body that the storms of the
aoul seem to them unknown? Are there
not other whose day seemed passed
In quiet harborage, immune from the
troubles which others are compelled to
meet? Yet, these people can he
found. But we must not go to them
for guidance. We might as well ask
Crusoe for information about the
Plague. Moral qualities are not to
he left to the accidents of birth or
temper; they must he rooted in re
ligious experienced If they are to en
dure. The grace of kindness springs from
the love of Cod for man. That for
giveness which has come to us so free
ly through Christ muBt move us to the
exercise of pity for the weak and suf
fering. Challenging a return of that
love, asking us to love (Sod because
he has first loved us, It leads us easily
to entertain toward men that af
fection by which we ourselves have
This quality will show Itself In a
considerate thoughtfulness for others.
One of the poorest apologies for our
cruelties Is our own lack of thought.
It 1 no justification for the bitter
word that you did not recognize its
bitterness. Speech wra given to heal
wounds, not to make tbem fester. The
harsh dogmatism which recoinnlzos no
difference of opinion, and beat down
all opposition, caunot coexist with a
true kindness of tplrlt Rev. Arthur
It Is a blessed thought that from out
childhood God ha been laying his
fatherly hands on us, and always In
benediction. When this feeling la
awakened, the heart beat with a
pulse of thankfulness. Every gift has
It return of praise, . . . and all
our whole life 1 thereby drawn undei
the light of hi countenance and la
tilled with a gladness, serenity, and
peace which only thankful bearU cu
know Rev- H. B- Manning.
fBT T.. O. BKLf.ir.TtH. rMtwtor nf Kva
nlna; Deportment The Moody Bible In
atltuta of Chicago.)
LESSON FOR JANUARY 12
MAN THS CROWN Or CREATION
T.KBflON TEXT-Oenoala 1:1, IT; I T-;
OOLDF? TrXT-'TJod created man In
his own Imajre." Oen. 1:17.
Ton times the words, "and God
aid" appear In the first chapter of
Onneals. Hod spake, and 'twas done.
Now all Is In readiness earth and heav
en await hi word, "and Ood said let
us make man." It would seem a
though a conference wa being held
before this momentous event. The
"let ua make" I full of suggestion.'
That each person of the Triune God
head was present In creation we saw
In last week' lesson, and It I her
still further indicated by the plural
form of the Hebrew noun for the
name of God. Rut what pattern ahall
we follow in the making of man?
Surely only the highest and best,
hence "In the Image of God." This
does not necessarily mean the physi
cal Image, but rather the Intellectual
and spiritual Image of God, see Col.
3:10. Eph. 4:24, John 6.25. Ood who
la spirit (John 4:25) does manifest
himself in material form (see Phil.
2:6, Isa. 6:1-4) and similar passages,
and this form resemble the human.
But this "Image" (likeness) ha been
blurred and marred by Bin, James S: 9.
It was, however, perfectly seen in the
perfect Man. Christ Jesus, see Cor.
4:4, Heb. 1:2, 3. '
Science at a Pause.
How God created man we are not
told, except that he was "formed of
the dust of the ground," and to this
day the bodies of men and of animals
consist of the very same elements as
the soil which forms the earth upon
which they dwell. It Is yet to be
proved that man came from the low
er animals, and It hi a scientific secret
that at this point the real leader
of science are at a pause. The dust
of our bodies Is tho same as yonder
stars, as the lily of the field, as that
which kings and queens are made.
But still there are higher heights,
for God breathed Into this man his
own spirit, verse 7, and from this
union of the body and spirit man be
came a living soul. Man is the con
necting link between the material and
tho infinite, by the physical he is re
lated to lower nature and by the spir
itual be Is related to God.
If the theory of the rehabilitation
of this earth .after the destruction of
the pre-adamlte rSces is true (chap.
1:3-13), we now see Ood In his won
drous grace preparing a place for
man' especial abode, vv. 8, 9, 15-24.
The two accounts of creation in the
first and second chapters of Genesis
are not contradictory, and to matt
them so one must read Into the nar
rative what is not there. Tho first
presents a concise outline of creation,
the second an enlargement that con
nects these event with tho region
where man began to live, the starting
point of the present human race.
That Eden was undoubtedly in the
region of the Euphrates and the Tigris
rivers Is pretty generally accepted,
though, of course, we can only specu
late as to the cradle of the human
After God had created Adam with
the highest nature the animals were
not fit companions for him. Nor could
he be the beginning of the race of
man without one like to himself. Man
can attain his highest only as he has
human companionship (v. IS). Adam
had the power of speech, and an Intel
ligence, and was given tho right to
name the animals of the field (v. 19).
But in all this there was no compan
ion for him (v. 20).
Unity of Life.
. In the first account Is the slmpla
statement that God created "male and
female," but in the second we soo
that man is not complete without tho
woman. God's mode was to make her
"bone of his bone" (vv. 12, 23). Thl
suggest the utmost possible unity of
man and wife; unity of life, of soul,
of emotions, of home, etc. Matthew
Henry calls to our attention the wom
an was not taken from "out of his
head to top him, nor out of hi feet
to bo trampled under foot, but out
of hi side to be his equal, from un
der his arm to be protected, and near
hi heart to be loved."
The marriage relation la the most
sacred of all human tie (v. 24). HI
the beat possible training and educa
tion In love, sacrifice, duty, victory
over evil, in all that is best In life.
These are the qualities needed to
build up the race. When one is de
graded the other of necessity 1 low
ered. To understand the full meaning
of the mnrrlage relation we need to
comprehend the relation of Cr .-let and
his church Run. 5:31. 32.
Grandma's Pumpkin PI.
Mix one cup each of milk and dry
teamed pumpkin, half a cup of sugar,
two tablespoons each of molasses and
melted butter, one tablespoon of gin
ger, two eggs slightly beaten, on tea
spoon of cinnamon, half a teaspoon
of salt Four Into a pastry lined dlsb
and hake about 45 minute. Whua
baking cake dust the greased pas
with flour and the cake will bevai
When making custard pi sprinkle
your spice on th pastry lined pan
and you will not find tt on top.
CXTLNDINQ THE AGRICULTURAL'
AREA IN WESTERN CANADA.
. For sometime) past the Canadian
government has had surveyor at
work platting new area for tha ac
commodation of tha largely Increas
ing nomher of aettler coming In to
occupy th agricultural districts of
tha three pralrl province. There
were those connected with the work
of securing aettler for western Can
ada who last spring prophesied that
there would he as many as 175,000
new settlers from the United States
to Canada during the present year,
and there were those who doubted
that the previous year's figures of
132,000 could be Increased. Recent
computation made by the officials of
the Immigration branch at Ottawa
show that the largest estimates made
by officials will be hsaten and that
the 200,000 mark from the United
States will be reached. As great an
Increase will be shown In the figures
of those who will reach Canada from
other countries this year. The re
sults of the year's work In Canadian
Immigration will give upward of a
total of 400,000 souls.
But this Is not to he wondered at
when It la realized what is offering in
the three prairie provinces and also
tn the coast province of British Co
lumbia, which Is also bidding strong
ly and successfully, too, for a certain
class of settler, the settler - who
wishes to go Into mixed farming or
fruit raising. When the central por
tion of this province Is opened up b
the railway now being constructed
there will be large areas of splendid
land available for the settler.
Reference has frequently been made
of late by those interested in develop
ing the American weot to the large
numbers who are going to Canada,
high officials In some of the railways
being amongst the number ' to give
voice to the fact The more these
facts become known the more will
people seek the reasons and these
are best "given when one reads what
prominent people say of tt What the
farmer thinks of tt and what his
friends say of It James A. Flaherty,
supreme knight of the Knights of Co
lumbus, was In western Canada a
short time ago. He says:
"If I were a young man I would
sell out my Interest in less than two
months and come right to the Cana
dian Northwest, where so many op
portunities abound." Advertisement
Mrs. Pig Now, Curly, when you'iw
at the party I want you. to behave like
a perfect hog I
Name the Line.
Hubbubs Have you any late trains
Subbubs Yes. All our trains are
late. Stray Stories.
Willie Paw, what Is a pessimist?
Paw A man who takes ao umbrel
la along when he goes to a ball game,
. Important to ftlotners)
Examine carefully every bottle ej
CASTORIA, a safe and sure remedy for
infants and children, and see that it
In Use For Over 30 Years.
Children Crj for Fletcher's Castoria
It takes a sharp man to make a tool
uf a dull one.
Try Mra. Auatin's Bag Pancake, sure to
plcaas you, all grocers. Adv.
Turn about la (air play except
when applied to a band organ.
ror on lima, per ent of pack or oaafc. '
alara. Hi lo For ruruia or laraa
Minmunltlxa. Will, for bookl.t. THOS. U.
UKuWN, kpriuaSald, Ma. Adv.
Engaged people are seldom a In
sne a tho neighbors think they are.
Tajtla i tfiakiios) it ssrcl-Ki rtu fiuui your lu
MlUy u tny pouii in tb UniltMl HUs,im. Avoids mu
fuiun striking truui ili muum UNsV 'of 4iaico
AuLitiuavLttirv dIariiilii iuUuf imuI rexl ftOCurtftsi
li-itf lu htoJ so imi. Turlf atMih lncludlite,
haLMui-HW.r swap vt th I nlurf tMait, tli'4
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