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BY DOBYNS & CURRY. Entered at the Postoffice, Oregon, Mo., as Second Class Matter. A "Weekly Newspaper Devoted to the Interests of the Best County in the Union. TERMS: $1.50 Per Tear. Watch the date following your name on the Margin of the paper. It tells the date to which your subscription is paid. Friday, September 3, 1909. Arrival and Departure of Hails at the Postoffice, Oregon, Ho. MAILS DEPART: 7:30 a.m. For Omaha am intermediate points, and all points north, east and west. 19 :00 p. m. For all points north, south, east and west, except Tarkio and Villisca branches. 9 :00 a. m. For St. Joseph and intermediate points. :85 p. m. For Villisca, north, mail to all points north, east, south aud west, except Intermediate be tween Forest ity and St. Joseph. 12 :45 a. m. For all points north, south, east and west. Mall made up at 8:00 p. m. MAILS ARRIVE. 9:00 a.m. Omaha Mails from all points, north, east, south and west. 10:30 a.m. Villisca and Tarkio Valley branches. Mails from north' east, south and west. 8:15 p.m. Main line K. C, St. Joe. & C. B Mails from all points, north south, east aud west. 5 :55 p. m. From St. Joseph. 7:30 a.m. Rural Route No. 1, leaves. Re- tvrns at 2.00 p. m. 9 :00 a. m. Rural Route, No. 2, leaves. Re turns, 4:00 p. m. 7:30 a. m. Rural Route, No. 3, leaves. Re turns at 2 00 p. m. 7:30 a.m. Rural Route, No. 4, leaves. Re turns at:00 p. m. 7:30 a. m. Rural Route, No. 5, leaves. Re turns at 2:00 p. m. 8:30 a.m. Main line, K. C. St. Joe & O. B Mail from all points. Mails are made up promptly 15 minutes be fore departing time. Mall to Fortescue, Rulo and points on th B & M. In Nebraska within 100 miles of tui office, should be mailed before 8:45 a. m. it order to reach its destination the same day Mails for main line of K. O., St. Joe. & C. B morth and south, are made up and depart a the same time, for day trains, 12:10 p. m. New Point is supplied .by Carrier, Routi "Number 2. OFFICIAIi DIRECTORY. Circuit Court. Convenes flrst Monday in January; fourth Mondays in April and August. "William C. Ellison, circuit judge. Henry T. Alklre, protecting attorney. Fred W. Cook, circuit clerk. A. R. McNulty. sheriff. Harry M. Irwin, stenographer. Probate Court. Convenes second Mondays in February, May, August and November. Geo. W. Murphy, probate judge. County Court. Regular Terms: First Mondays in Febru ary, May, August and November. Henry E. Wright, presiding judge. Philip Schlotzhauer, judge 1st district. Jno. H. Hunt, judge of 2d district. Frank L. Zeller, clerk of county court. County Board of Health. Henry E. Wright, president. Philip Schlotzhauer, vice-president. Frank L. Zeller, secretary. John II. Hunt. 1st district. C. L. Evans, county physician. County Hoard of Education. Geo. W. Reavis. Maitland. W. F. Gwinn, Mound Olty. Mollie Palmer, Craig. Collector of Revenue, Geo. F. Seeman. County Treasurer, Neville Dickson. Recorder of Deeds, John Speer. Commissioner of Schools, Geo. W. Reavis. Public Administrator, M. I). Walker. Superintendent of Poor, Sebouru Carson. Surveyor, John H. Perot. Assessor, Will Fitzmaurlce. Roy R. Miller, Coroner. Maltlaud. Holt County population. 17,083. State tax, 17c on 5100 valuation. County tax, 30c on $100 valuation. County road tax, 10c on $100 valuation. Average school tax levy. 47c per $100 valua tion. County created by act of legislature, Janu ary 29. 1S41. County named for Daniel Rice Holt, of Platte County. Oregon, County Seat, created by act of leg islature, June 21, 1SI1. Population, l,tl. A-si-Asablo wealth, $fi,Gl.G70. Assi'-sable- wealth, lands, town lots and jxT.MUial $t.i?10,(i70 Lar Txn.ii lots Liv to.-k Other pvs-sonal. 71KTW0 .... cicsjo .... 1.307.150 Tofal 0-i-.ii -ii. county M.:it Kh-ftric lighted. V'.-. orworks 3 tiii. Miy tax, 75c on ?) ! tax. 7.V on riOX $ti.olG,G70 '.VKTED FAiTirrrL PERSON To T'vA VEL for well established house In a few counties, calling o:i retail merchants and a'-uts. Local territory. Salary $1024 a year and expenses advanced. Position permanent business successful and rushing Standard House, 334 Dearborn St. Ohicaso. JOHN HAY'S SENSE OF HUMOR Statesman Was Exceptionally Gifted in This Respect, According to Biographer. Few of our public men have had a more delicate or delicious humor, coupled in an unusual way with a keen and cutting wit. We are fortu nate in the preservation of so many of his addresses. Speaking of his fre quent opportunities for talking in England, Mr. Hay wrote to a friend: 'You never saw a people so willing and eager to he bored as these blessed John Bulls. If I were of the Neronic type, which takes delight in human anguish, I could make a speech every night the year round. But I refrain being merciful and lazy." Of a candidiate for the presidency, he said: "There seems no limit to his eager credulousness. . . . He seems able to believe anything all he asks is that it shall be incredible." The man's party he characterizes as a "fortuitous concourse of unrelated prejudices." Describing a collection of sacred relics gathered by Philip II., he play fully writes: "With the exception, per hays of Cuvier, Philip could see more in a bone than any man who ever lived. In his long life of osseous en thusiasm he collected 7,421 genuine relics whole skeletons, odd shins, teeth, toe-nails and skulls of martyrs sometimes by a miracle of special grace, getting duplicate skeletons of the same saint." "Castilian Days," Charles C. Moorcs, in Putnam's Mag azine. MEDICAL MEN IN BIG SUPPLY America Is Credited with Almost Twice the Number That Sup plies European Wants. One of the medical journals recent ly announced that the number of physicians was decreasing. It ad mitted that there was no immediate prospect of a noticeable dearth of doctors, but it suggested, to put it plainly, that there was danger of young men being scared off the med ical field "by the constantly increas ing requirements for admission to the medical schools." Now comes another lot of statistics which shows that the doctors in the United States numbered 154,000 in 1910, versus 132,000 by the United States census of 1900, giving, with the increased population, an increased" clientele a doctor from 572 to 594. In Europe, says the Post-Graduate, ex perience has shown that one physician can care for 1,000 of the general popu lation, and it is estimated that, even with more stringent requirements to diminish their ranks, it will be past 1949 before a proportion is reached which is there deemed normal. We are over 35 years in advance of the natural requirements, which means not only individual average suffering for the profession, but also a serious economic problem for the country. Duties of Oldtime Carvers. At the formal banquet of the six teenth century the man who carved the meat was hound with the red tape of precedent. When carving for dis tinguished guests he had to remember that certain parts of the birds or meat must be set aside. In carving for his lord and lady he was expected to ex ercise great discretion in the size of the pieces he sent around, "for ladies will be soon angry and their thoughts soon changed, and some lords are soon pleased and some not, as they be of complexion." He was expected to have the rules both of the kitchen and the peerage at his knife's end. A pike, for Instance, must be dished up whole for a lord, and in slices for commoner folk. The rank of his di ners, too, determined whether a pig was to be served up whole, sliced, plain or with gold leaf, or whether new bread or bread three days old should be eaten. Suez Once a Natural Channel. There is every reason to believe that some 3,000 years ago, in the time of King Solomon, there was an open channel through Suez, by which the light draft vessels of the Phoenicians passed through on their voyages to Asia and to the gold regions of Ophir, which are now known to be in Africa, and reached from the east coast of that continent. In the course of time the two seas (the Mediterranean and the Red), by action of the waves, filled up the connecting channel, and so it remained until it was opened by the French under De Lesseps for traf fic November 17 1SC9, at a cost of about $85,000,000. It was subsequent ly enlarged at moderate cost. His Dilemma. Customer (nervoutly) I want a beefsteak to take home to dinner. Un expected guest, you know. Wife tele phoned me to get the steak. Jane al ways buys the meat herself, you see, and she's aw'fly particular. What have you got? The Butcher (encouragingly) Well, wot do you say to a nice juicy porter house, cut thick; or maybe you'd pre fer a couple o' cuts of tenderloin? Customer (still more nervously) Well, I'm blest if I know which. Say, you couldn't lemrae have a couple o' samples to take home an' show her, could you?. It's only a half dozen blocks from here. Confidence of Genius. j "You say your dirigible balloon is a fi'ccpss?" "Xes," answered the inventor. "But it came down to the earth with a terrible bump." j "True. But it hit very close to the I spot I was aiming at." Paul's Third Journey Continued Sodty School Letsoa for Sept. 5, 1909 Specially Arranged for This Paper LESSON TEXT. Acts 20:2-3S. Memory verses 31, 32. GOLDEN TEXT. "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Phil. 4:13. TIME. Paul left Ephesus late In A. D. 56. December, 56, January and February. 57. at Corinth. He reached Miletus and conferred with the Ephesian elders the last of April. PLACE. Paul, after leaving Ephesus, went through Macedonia to Corinth, and returned by the same route to Phillppi, Troas and Miletus. Suggestion and Practical Thought. A Pastor's Wise Counsels Redeemed b Example. 1. Paul's Journeyings Among the Eu ropean Churches Vs. 1-6. We learn from 2 Cor. 1:8-10, written not a great while after Paul left Ephesus, that he left that city because his life was in danger if he remained, and he could no longer do his work there. He was in depressed frame of mind from ill health. From Ephesus he took a trad ing vessel to Troas on his way to Phillppi. Here a door was opened, but he was restless because Titus failed to met him there with news from the church at Corinth. (2 Cor. 2:12; 7:5, 6; 8:16.) Paul took another vessel to Philippi, where he was joined by Titus, and later to Berea and Thessalonica, where Timothy joined them, and they joined in addressing the second letter to the Corinthians. In the autumn he went to Greece and spent three months there, chiefly in Corinth, where he had much to do amid sickness and afflic tions on every side, "fightings without and fears within" (2 Cor. 4:7-11; 7:5, 6) in caring for the churches (2 Cor. 11:28) and correcting wrong conduct (2 Cor. 12:20, 21; 13:1, 2). It was four or five years since he had left them, after a stay of a year and a half. During all this time collections were taken up in the various churches on this tour for Paul to carry to the poor disciples at Jerusalem, according to his promise seven years before (Gal. 2:10). Seven delegates had been ap pointed to accompany Paul', but a plot of the Jews determined him to change his plans and, instead of going by wa ter, he, together with five delegates i'rom Europe, went by land to Troas, where two delegates from Troas joined him. 2. Paul's Experience at Troas Vs. 6 12. Paul and his company remained a .veek at Troas, a seaport on the Aeg ean sea. They reached Troas five days ifter the Passover. Paul, on the eve aing of the Lord's day, held a preach .ng service and holy communion in an upper chamber As Paul was to sail .he next morning the service lasted till midnight. A young man was sitting in -he latticed window of the third story. The place was crowded and hot, the hour was late, and the young man was weary, so that he was overpowered by sleep and fell down three stories to .he ground and was taken up for dead. Paul immediately went down by the Dutside stairs common in Oriental houses, and fell on him, embracing him, as Elijah in the case of the son of the widow of Zarephath (1 Kings 17:21), and Elisha, in that of the Shu nammite's son. Doubtless Paul prayed as earnestly as those prophets, "and the close contact, the clasp of warm iffection gave new intensity to the prayer of faith." His prayer was an swered, and the young man was re stored. The incident revealed the love, the faith and the power of Paul and the religion he represented. 3. Paul's Review of His Life at Eph esus Vs. 13-27. Luke. The change of pronouns to "we" in v. 13 shows that Luke had now joined the party, and he continues with them till they reached Jerusalem (Acts 21:17). On the fourth day they reached Mil etus, beyond Ephesus. The vessel was detained here for an uncertain length of time and Paul sent for the Ephesian elders to come to Miletus and meet him, for it would not be safe for him not to be ready to embark at short notice. Paul Meets the Elders of Ephesus. Luke was probably present at the meeting, so that he was able to report what Paul said. Those present knew that he was speaking the truth. What he had done and taught was an example for them to follow and an inspiration to faith fulness. 1. He did his work (v. 19) "with all humility of mind." ' He was not self seeking; he was ready to do the hum blest service for the humblest person. He worked with his hands, although brought up in the midst of wealth and learning. Paul set Christ forward and kept himself in the background. 2. Amid great difficulties. "With many tears," not for himself, but for others. And this (v. 31) "night and day with tears," expressing the intens ity of sympathy and desire for their good. (V. 19) "And temptations." Trials of his temper, of his patience, through persecutions and bitter hos tility of those he came to help. 3. Vs. 20, 27. "I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God." All that God had revealed to him concerning salvation, whether men were willing to receive it or not. They hated to be told of their sins, and that they could not be saved unless they re j.cnttd and forsook their sins. "I kept bark nothing that was profitable unto you." i Paul used boih of the two great methods of brii.g'ng men to Christ by masses and by individuals. Every wise preacher and Sunday school teacher teaches both "publicly and from house to house." TO RISE IN BUSINESS LIFE. 8or-e Few Essentials Must Be kept in Mind, and One of These Is Advertising. A man may have several carloads of ability. He may have brains and ideas and other desirable things. But all the ideas ever "Ideated" will not avail to raise a man who neglects that all important item of advertising. You simply must get attention. Of course, you can get attention by firing off a revolver during office hours, or you can do it by wearing loud clothes and proclaiming your kinship in the sporting fraternity. But most men who have risen from the ranks have carefully neglected to use methods of this kind. Every office man must act as his own salesman. He must first pre pare himself by increasing his ef ficiency. He must be able to do the work for which he is hired. Not only should he do that for which he is hired, but he must do that work bet ter than it ever was done before. When that item has been attended to it is then time to look about for more work. The wise employe will keep his eye on the job ahead, or, better still, will look at a job which does not exist, but which should exist for the good of the business. The next step is to think out a selling talk that will get the attention, arouse the interest, create a desire, and bring about in the mind of the employer a desire to do what the live employe desires him to do. The Bookkeeper. WAS NOT STRENUOUS WORKER Youth Forced to Confess That His Du ties Were Not What Might Be Called Arduous. The son of a rich father quit col lege a few weeks ago he was in love, he explained, and couldn't keep hi? mind on his books. He wanted to go to work and make a place for himself in the world. So his father got him on the payroll of a bank in which he was a director. The young man's sweetheart in her second year at Vassar kept writing him how proud she was over his independence and asking just what position he held so she could tell the other girls. The young man side-stepped the question as to his prominence in the hank's organization, until, finally, his intend ed wrote him a peppery letter, saying that if he didn't give her the informa tion by return mail she would be rea1 angry. Then, after much thinking, the youth wrote her this: "I've wanted all along to tell you about my position and would have done so before had I known myself. About all I do here Is to raise a win dow when I come in the morning and put it down when I leave in the after noon. The rest of the time I read or watch the others work. I don't know just what you could call my job. Bet ter tell the girls that I'm the draught clerk. That will come the nearest to describing my duties." Where Caesar Crossed Thames. Where did Julius Caesar cross the Thames? This sounds like one of the questions set by staid old examiners in search of Information they failed to acquire in their youth. There are per haps as many places claiming to be the site of the famous fording as there were claiming to be the birthplace of Homer. This week Brentford has stolen a march on other places and has erected a monument commemor ating Caesar's crossing of the Thames there! Most historians and to pographers agree in placing the point of crossing at Halliford at a point known as Cowey (I. e., Causeway) Stakes, and but little support Is found for the Brentford theory: To many people a monument is the most con vincing of evidence, and though there Is little tradition to support the Brent ford column, that column will no doubt serve to strengthen the tradi tion. London Chronicle. A Few Suggestions. To the man who ate too much duck and suffered Indigestion thereby, we suggest that he consult a quack doc tor. The man who marries a grass widow must not expect necessarily to live in clover. Even if you are an Englishman, don't think that 'ugglng is 'armless. It's 'armful. Says a poet, "If misfortune over takes you, smile." Very good advice, but suppose that misfortune overtakes you in a strictly prohibition town? Never carry your civic pride too far, like the Minneapolis congrega tion which rose and left the church one Sunday because the minister took his text from St. Paul. -Bohemian Magazine. As Dr. Johnson Said It. George Augustus Sala's eloquent testimony to the superiority of Eng lish viands reminds us of Dr. John son's outburst after examining a French menu. "Sir," said he to the faithful Bos well, "my brain is obfuscated with the perusal of this heterogeneous con glomeration of bastard English ill spelt and a foreign tongue. Bid the rascals bring me a dish of hog's pud dings, a slice or two from the upper j cut of a well roasted sirloin and two j apple dumplings." Up to the Minute. I Mrs. Gossip They do say that her ' husband ha? acquired locomotor ataxia. Mrs. Parvenue 1 don't think much ; of those cheap cars; my husband has i an imported one. Always Some thing QiAilei and HU Love Could Live on So Little "Well," she said, "did you see him?" "Yes," he groaned, "I saw him. Me hitabel, if he were not your father, 1 would say " "Hush!" she whispered. "For two cents," he groaned again, "I would quit college and go to work and " "Hush!" she whispered again. "Think of your career!" "After all," he said, "love can get along on very little money." "Yes, Charles? Yes?" she breath lessly exclaimed. "Yes," said he, "I have been study ing the matter." And as he emphasized the word he coughed modestly behind his hand and drew a memorandum from his pocket. "Now, in the first place," he said, "we must have a house. In the sub urgs, you know. Say ten rooms, vines on the porch and all that sort of thing." "And a little conservatory?" she breathed. "And a little conservatory," said he. "And a pergola, Charles?" she asked, clasping her hands. "A pergola, of course," said he. "Won't that be beautiful!" she sighed. And sighing again she added, "But, Charles! The rent!" "No," said he, "the furniture comes flrst" "Dear Charles," she whispered, "how clever you are!" "Yes," said he, "the furniture comes first; and so I looked over the adver tisements of the installment people; but well, they all want a deposit down and and " "I know, Charles," she whispered, patting his hand. "But all at once," said he, "it came to me like a flash! Like a flash!" He made a gesture with his hand to show her how a flash comes, and continued: "I said to myself, 'We will rent a fur nished cottage and there's the house, and there's the furniture both provid ed for with one stone!" "Of course," she hesitated, "there's still the rent" "Forty dollars a month," he said. "Ten rooms. We'll sublet five of the rooms to five really nice people and charge them two dollars a week each. There's company for us, if we want it, and there's the rent!" Whereupon she clasped her hands and languished. "Next," said Charles, "there's the food." "I'm an awfully light eater," she breathlessly exclaimed. "Take eggs," said Charles, ignoring the interruption. "What is more sim ple and what is more nutritious than an egg?" "I can boil them, too!" she cried, and she looked around as though for an egg to boil. "Simple," said Charles in a learned manner, "and nutritious. Various, as well. You can boil them soft or me dium, or hard; you can poach them, fry them one side or two; scramble them: make them into omelettes herb omelettes, Spanish omelettes, corned beef omelettes; you can use them to trim the hash and the spinach and the salad. Give me an egg!" cried Charles, making a grand, beckoning gesture for that absent egg, "and I defy the world!" And after emotion had spent itself, he shortly added: "Chickens!" "Chickens, Charles?" she asked. "Chickens?" "Yes," said Charles, "we'll keep chickens!" "Why, Charles!" she exclaimed. "Why, this is wonderful! Why " "Wait!" said Charles, holding up his finger. "Chickens eat corn." Her countenance fell. "We'll grow it!" said Charles, beam ing with triumph, and silencing her admiration he resumed: "Next comes the milk." She looked at him expectantly. "The milk," he said, in all due mod esty, "bothered me for a time. Yes, I'm willing to confess that the milk bothered me at first, hut here is how I solved that: In every suburban section of any size the residents are always, to a certain extent, going away and coming back. Now, many of these must have cows cows that have been long in the families cows to whom the families were attached. In a word, pet cows. Well, then! We will keep these pet cows for their owners when ever they go away. And there," he cried in trembling tones, "and there's the milk and butter and cheese and eggs and chickens and fricassees and Baltimore style and fried and soup, and everything else you want!" "How will the cows be fed, Charles?" she asked. "On our grass!" he beamed. "And the vegetables " "We'll grow them!" "And the fruit, too, we could," she laughed. "And the fruit, too!" said Charles. "Now as for clothes " he began, frowning. "Oh, I have a lot of clothes," she said. "So have I," said Charles. "Somehow," she breathed, "I always knew that love could get along on very little, but I never thought " i "To-morrow," he said, "or next day, j I shall begin looking for a house, and! when all the arrangements are made J we will find a minister and I wonder j how much the minister's fee is?" he muttered. 1 "I think," she said, "it's generally $5 , or no." ; And as for Charles, he thought long and earnestly, but at last he despaired. ! "Hang it!" he said. "There's always I something!" ,..'-! I LEADS THE FASHION PARADE. Ont Distinction That May with Truth Be Made for the College Youth. It is said that the term "fad" Is de rived from the initials of the phrase "for a day." If so, Its meaning could not be better illustrated than in stu dents' clothes out at the University of Pennsylvania and in the neighbor ing college communities. Fashions change in the student world with a ra pidity that even bewilders the profes sional haberdashers and clothiers, who, theoretically, ought to know sev eral laps in advance which way the coin will flop on a new fad. The pre vailing impression that students do cilely follow the men's fashion jour nals is not borne out by the facts. Stu dents in a large measure lead the procession, instead of bringing up the rear. It was college men who popu larized the soft straw, the stock, pumps and the broad cuffs on Trous ers. The custom of wearing the neck tie, shirt and socks of a harmonious shade was in full swing out on Old Penn's campus before Chestnut street fnHj woke np to the fact that there was something new in style. Of course, cnlversity men quite generally affect a style that Is torn extreme to 1 serviceable. But young men In the business world seem quite content to follow in their footsteps at a modified pace withal. The use of green peak caps this spring started In this way, and the present resurrection of bow ties and Piccadilly collars. Fraternity hatbands on broad-brimmed straws, as might be expected, are reflected in the meaningless fancy hatbands down town. The typical fop that serves to point the moral usefulness of a four year collegiate course may never be heard of after graduation, but he can have and actually does have one title to distinction he leads the fashion parade. Philadelphia Record. SHARP RETORT TO BACHELOR. Young Woman Extremely Ready When Defense of the Fair Sex Was Necessary. Winifred Shaw, a young woman em ployed as a stenographer in Balti more, has made a sharp reply to a crusty bachelor who complained in a Baltimore paper that the average woman of to-day is a vain, shallow creature, who makes herself ridicu lous by "painting, powdering and slav ery to hideous fashions." Miss Shaw writes as a "country girl," and she starts by telling the grumbling critic of her sex "that bachelors are inferior to the majority of women of the pres ent day." She believes that the "white lights "of a large city" have blinded him to the superiority of women, and continues: "I will invite this mistaken bachelor to take a day in the broad open country, where he will find girls whose lives are as pure and healthful as the air they breathe; girls who have no time for the extreme and arti ficial style of fashion; whose labor is only for love and home, and whose pleasures are of the simple kind rath er than the glaring amusements of the city. These country girls would pre fer to settle down in a little cottage, with contentment and happiness sur sounding them, rather than in a Fifth avenue mansion. My short experience of city life has taught me that men, by their flattery and admiration, are the cause of the extremely ridiculous fashions of the day." . Acrobatic Burglar. Convicted of no fewer than thirty two burglaries, Emile Orieth, a Hun garian, who for years was connected with Barnum's circus as the famous "India-rubber man," has been sen tenced at Marne Assizes, France, to eight years' hard labor and 20 years' banishment. Orieth, who was a clever clown, bareback rider, and acrobat, displayed extraordinary skill in climbing walls and picking complicated locks. The day after his arrest he astonished the warder by suddenly scaling the wall on the nar row prison courtyard, 15 feet high. He then took a flying leap of 19 feet on to a neighboring roof, and thence into the dry moat of the prison. When another warder tried to seize him Orieth jumped back to the court from which he had escaped. During the 12 months he spent in prison awaiting trial it was found necessary to keep him constantly in irons, hand and foot, and in a strait-waistcoat. Makes Divorce Record. Los Angeles county, in California, has established a divorce record for the first five months of 1909. The figures indicate that one divorce has been granted since January 1 for every four marriages celebrated. This is an increase over the ratio during 1908,. when it was one to six, in San Francisco one to seven and in the whole of the United States one to twelve. Four hundred and sixty in terlocutory and 202 final decrees have been granted at Los Angeles in five months of the present year. Origin of the Postmark. Great Britain claims the distinction of having originated the postmark. The first one, employed in London as Ion? ao as 1GK0, was an extremely simple affair, consisting merely of a small circle divided into two parts. At th'? top there were two letters in dicating the month, while in the low er hall of tho circle was shown the day f month. No provision was made for indicating the year or the hour of the day. It is only by the date of the letters themselves where on the mark was impressed that it is possible to fix the date of its use.