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FREE MAILING SYSTEM HAS
TENS BELATED PARCELS.
Of Especial Benefit nt Christmas Time
When Gifts Are Dispatched
at the Eleventh
Eleventh-hour Christmas gifts art
;t of that cat< gory by th<
s\\;;i ai ual work of Uncle Sam "i
post offl nd i arrlers,
Thl la | is not Included
in tl ir list. Bays a Chicago da
j belong i.i tl<' uncontemplated of
a Chicago w oman • bout
i> s- makes a list ol all of the
to whom she expects to k^>
■ ' ire some whom the n rsin
mind only, for the limitation of her
I -.-• or some other cause prevent* her
g furthi r.
Near Christmas time, however, the
carrier hands her a package. It is from
some 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
stamp, and, along with the regular post
age, .pastes it on the package. She
crops 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
caco free delivery system, says that
eleventh-hour business has been grow
ing e\ » ry year. People have found out
v. LAI thej ran do with the oblong blue
•tamp, which means "hurry."
There are a whole lot of people who
c I nothing to certain penom until
they know whether these "friends" are
going to fend them anything, They
rely on the ten-cent blue stamp to help
them out if it becomes necessary.
Thousands of bunches of Bowers pass
through the Chicago post office during
the last hours of the gift-buying season.
Thousands are delivered at night be
fore the la<t minute of the day has gone.
A bunch of flowers seems to lie a favorite
b lated £ift. The post office has pre
pared extra tables to handle this class of
packages, for they take up a gnat 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 they can handle any thing 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
1b caught of the elongated stamp, When
thousand* 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,
dmsn't know that they weren't down on
the regular list. Uncle Sam cleveny
smoothes it over 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 eleventh-hour gill 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
others put them oh the top of everything
Patrons of the mails at Christmas
time might aid materially in expediting
the delivery of packages if they would
hi more cartful about the packing. Hun
dreds of pi ople pack a thimble in a box
*ix Inchi 3 square, a package may be
much art.', rand contain a pair of baby's
•tocklngß. One reason why it takea
longer to handle such packages is thai
the packages arc bo targe that they
fill up the pouches and the racks have to
be stripped so often that much time is
taken up iv 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
Borne one who will try to figure out the
addresses 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 aider 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 10
the fad that it has proved a mecca foi
thousands of water snakes who rendez
vous in a shad pool within a few feet of
the sprint snake spring li Bltuat< dln
the midst of a comparatively primitive
section of the Buckeye state, and is sur
rounded by a settlement of pertona who
are materially Influenced by the su
perstitions of their forefathers, and con
sequently, are not disposed to disturb
the legions of *limy creatures and their
favored resort.—Columbus Dispatch.
Couldn't Stand for One.
"Here!" shouted the suddenly rich
tnan from the west to a waiter in th(
highest-priced hotel on the beach,
"bring me another knife."
"Understand, aft*r this, that I never
eat mashed potatoes and boiled cab
bage with the same knife."-
Alfred Peata Wall Papen
are so will known that it
inn unnecessary to go
into detail as to their
merits, Suffice it to say
that for quality, design
and prii c they are unex
Please come in, examine
the stock and get esti
mates on your rooms.
Any reliable farmer or stockman wish
ing the use of a good Her ford bull for the
season on most reasonable terms should
consult Prof. Klliot, of the College.
In Black Mercerized Sateen, Heavy Grade, Lower Half
of Skirt Accordian Pleated, Finished at Bottom
Ruffle. This week will be $3.00.
Batistes, Crepes, Foulards, in a Great Variety of Colors
anp Patterns, All New.
Our Line of Muslin Underwear is Exceptionally Good
Tan Hose, Both in Plain and Lace, 35c to 60c.
White Goods for graduation Dresses Now Here.
Gauze Vests 10c to 75c
In fact this store is the place to get all your summer
WHITHAM & WAGNER
The Up-To-Date Store.
I j^7 "Any fish can float down I
H jraPiwfl ' —said Brother Bill. g
MHHfi "But it takes a l.w one to ' I
JHwIKmM WrltoCarl Joseph A Co., Merchant Tailors, fhlruro, S
|flj Hbl@^^^^^ for th.lr booklet, "Brother Bill" Dutls—osopber, pi
I » J*3^ office with
1/ I I \!I|BMBMMi '" <:ri'"rotl Muililiinf
p| Anybody can make a suit of clothes for H
II $20.00 — but to give the suit all the fit and finish 11
H that you expect to find in clothes costing at least 11
|i five dollars more—that's Carl Joseph's & Cos. If
H way of doing business. If we can't give you the l|
r! best suit of clothes you ever had for $20.00 we n
Spraying of all kinds, orchard or
shade tu-es, done by L. 1,. Good
win, R. C. Armfield andß. J. Hill.
: Latest methods. lic>t spray. Con-
I SUlt U.S. (2tl
Large line of Wall Taper samples to
select from. Drop me ■ card and I will
bring the samples to your home for in
E. W. BUCKLEY
Dr. A. E. Shaw.
All work guaranteed. Charge! moderate
Teeth Extracted Absolutely Painless.
E. A. REED, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
(Successor to Geo. H. Wilson, M. D.)
OFFICE and RESIDENCE in 1.0.0. F. BI<OCK
Day and Night Calls answered from
office. Telephones Main 11 and the
PULLMAN, - - WASHINGTON
Wanted a good stockman to work at
the College farm— See W. D. Foster, farm
Home grown apple trees, two
yearolda, at lOcrnti. Rome Beauty.
Kint'. Baldwin, Jonathan Nor.
Spy varietiet ;it J. D. Cartoo'i
farm, 2 1-2 miles north of Pullman.
We are Paying 13c in Trade for Hens
: Seasonable :
IMHt V GOODS
are arriving this
Ladies' Shirts, Ladies' Shirt- Waists,
Wool Dry -Goods, Dress Trimmings,
White Goods, Embroideries,
Laces, and Windsor Ties.
Come and see them.
HANDLE TEE FOLLOWING I
LINES OF GOODS: I
IStudebaker Wagons and Hacks a
Studebaher Buggies and Carriages I
Canton Clipper Plows 1
I Superior Disc Drills o
American Fence Wire 1
The Walla Walla Weeder—the greatest I
I machine yet produced for r ground cultivation ■
under all conditions. |
McCormich Harvesting Machinery 1
I We take special pains to have on hand at all times full lines |
lof extras for all inrchinery sold by us. We believe it will pay i
you to deal with an old, reliable house. Give us a call. I
YOURS TRULY, I
IA. B. BAKER & GO.
* Grand Street, PULLMAN, WASH. |
1 - J
\rt7onH GENERAL DRAYING fA A T
VV \JVJU Zm^. VA/.ALI
Patronage Solicited, and Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Phone No. 477
Give orders to
hay FOR SALE Phil. G. Bickford
I THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK I
— of PULLMAN —-
TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
Anything pertaining to conservative banking will receive our Dtomoi
ami careful attention v
CITY MEAT MARKET
Fresh and Cured Meats . •
| Fish and Game in Season
South Side Main Street - - . - Pullman, Wash.