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BY SPECIAL DELIVERY
FREE MAILING SYSTEM HAS
TENS BELATED PABCEIA
Of Especial Benefit at Christmas Time
When Oifts Are Dispatched
At the Eleventh .
Ek'venth-hour Christmas gifts art
often dragged out of that category by th€
swift aiui effectual work of Uncle Sam's
post office clerks and carriers.
This class of presents is not included
In the regular list, says a Chicago daily.
They belong to the uncontemplated of
ferings. A Chicago woman along about
the holidays makes a list of all of the
people to whom she expects to give.
There are some whom she remembersln
her mind only, for the limitation of her
purse or some other cause prevent* her
Near Christmas time, however, the
carrier hands her a package. It Is from
tome city friend who was not down on her
list. She can't afford to receive with
out having given. She runs down to
the corner drug store or stationery shop
and picks out a little something. She
asks the drug clerk to do It up for mail
ing. Then she buys a special delivery
etamp, and, along with the regular post
age, pastes it on the package. She
drops it into the big postal package box
out on the sidewalk and the post office
people do the rest.
Col. L. T. Steward, head of the Chi
cago free delivery system, says that
eleventh-hour business has been grow
ing every year. People have found out
what they can do with the oblong blue
■tamp, which means "hurry."
There are a whole lot of people who
Bend nothing to certain persons until
they know whether these "friends" are
going to send them anything. They
rely on the ten-cent blue stamp to help
them out If it becomes necessary.
Thousands of bunches of flowers pass
through th<? Chicago post office during
the last hours of the gift-buying season.
Thousands are delivered at night be
fore the last minute of the day has gone.
A bunch of (lowers seems to be a favorite
belated gift. The post office has pre
pared extra tables to handle this class of
packages, for they take up a great deal
of room. The postal officers like to
meet such a tax on their system. They
like to have it tested. They want to
chow that thoy can handle anything that
comes along. Special instructions are
given station superintendents, collect
ors, and crews of street postal cars.
The belated packages are to be given
the rush from the time that a glimpse
is caught of the elongated stamp. When
thousands of eleventh-hour packages are
delivered and a receipt taken the re
cipient is saved from a pain pang. He
or she having received It in fair time,
doesn't know that they weren't down on
the regular list. Uncle Sam cleveny
smoothes it ov«r by swift and sure work.
By the same machinery a person In
a distant city may be made to think she
has not been left off the favored list
and is saved from the injured feelings
that an el«venth,-hour gift occasions.
By the intelligent use of a special deliv
ery stamp a package may get the Impres
sion of a dating stamp that will save
the package from conveying an unwel
come piece of information. Special de
livery packages or letters are picked out
and separated. They are the first to
be handled. The street car crews and
otbera put them on the top of everything
Patrons of the mails at Christmas
time might aid materially in expediting
the delivery of packages if they would
be more careful about the packing. Hun
dreds of people pack a thimble in a box
six inches square. A package may be
much larger and contain a pair of baby's
stockings. One reason why it takes
longer to handle such packages ie that
the packages are so large that they
fill up the pouches and the racks have to
be stripped so often that much time is
taken up in removing one pouch from a
rack to put another one oa.
Another source of lost time ig that
thousands of addresses are unintel
ligible. The packages have to go to
some one who will try to figure out the
addressee which are not plainly legible.
Tons of Christmas packages are de
layed from this cause, and often, no
doubt, it occasions a belief in the recip
ient's mind that he is getting an elev
Snake Spring in Western Ohio.
A South sider who returned from his
summer vacation a few days since nar
rates an interesting story of a spring in
western Ohio, known as the Snake
spring. The name is said to be due to
the fact that it has proved a mecca for
thousands of water snakes who rendez
vous in a shad pool within a few feet of
the spring. Snake spring is situated in
the midst of a comparatively primitive
section of the Buckeye state, and is sur
rounded by a settlement of persons who
are materially intluenced by the su
perstitions of thtir forefathers, and con
sequently, are not disposed to disturb
the legions of slimy crtatures and their
favored resort.—Columbus Dispatch
Couldn't Stand for One.
Here!" shouted the suddenly rich
man from the west to a waiter in the
highest-priced hotel on the beach
"bring me another knife."
"Understand, after this, that I never
eat mashed potatoes and boiled cab
bage with th« same knife."-
WAN PAPFR up-to-date We are paying I3C in Trade for Hens
n rwrtn WALL paper ==.
Alfred p.u Wall .-.per. painting : Seasonable :
are so well known that it
Large line of Wall Paper samples to .■£
BeeuiS Unnecessary to go select from. Drop me a card ami I will 4C2 *WZs^^Ml^£ "W" T^^F
into detail as to their bring the samples to your home for in- *—^ -^ .sTwk A A.^l
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merits. Suffice it to «ay £ w BUCKLEY DR I* GOODS
that for quality, design —
and price they are unex- Dr. A. E. SliCtlV,
celled - DENTIST are arr^n& this
— J week, including
Please come in, examine All work guaranteed. Charges moderate
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the stock and get esti- __^________
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Physician and Surgeon. Wool Dry Goods, Dress Trimmings,
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Mn nTa II office and residence m i.0.0.p. block White Goods, Embroideries.
II X I II 111 Day and Night Calls answered from '
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Farmers' -Phone ■ J-fdtCb, ana W lnaSOr 1 leS,
pullman, - - Washington Come and see them.
Any reliable farmer or stockman wish- ,
ing the use of a good Herford bull for the Wanted a good stockman to work at jfy
season on most reasonable terms should the College farm —See W. D. Foster, farm
consult Prof. Elliot, of the College. j foreman.
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In Black Mercerized Sateen, Heavy Grade, Lower Half . —————,
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I AWNK niMITTP^ I HANDLE THE FOLLOWING I
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IStudebaker Wagons and Hacks v •
Studebaker Buggies and Carriages I
Canton Clipper Plows I
I Superior Disc Drills g
American Fence Wire I
The Walla Walla Weeder-the greatest I
Tan Hose, Both in Plain and Lace, 35 c to 6oc. I *"?*** V* produced for ground cultivation .
I under all conditions. I
White Goods for graduation Dresses Now Here. I McCormick Harvesting Machinery |
Gauze^Vests ioc to 75c § I
In fact this store is the place to get all your summer I We take special pains to have on hand at all times full lines I
Outfit. mof extras for all mrchinery sold by us. We believe it will pay ■
I you to deal with an old, reliable house. Give us a call. I
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Spraying of all kinds, orchard or, Home grown apple trees, two rCSII atlU Ulired MeatS
shade trees, done by L. 1,. Good- year olds, at lOcents. Romeßeauty, IT7' L J r~* . r-<»
win, R. G.Armfield and R.J. Hill. King, Baldwin; Jonathan Nor. Ir'lSn ailCl Ijanie lllSeaSOn
I Latest methods. Best spray. Con- Spy varieties at J. D. Carton'i
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