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The sale of statnps,$postal caids, stanaped euvelopes, etc, in the Aun Arbor post office for the qnarter of a year euding June 30, 1899, was 9,522.(50. The receipts frotu periodical postage was $296. 26. and froin box reut 120.70, making the total recepits of the office $9,939.5(5. Of this amount 4,.523, 92 was turned over to Uncle Saín for general expenses of ths post office departrnent, after payiug all the expenses of the Ann Arbor office. The receipts show au increase of 651.75 over the correspouding three ruonths of last year and this in spite of the fact that the uuiversity closed eight days earlier this year. This fact accoants tor the falling off in the receipts of June this year as compared with June of last year. The receipts for June tnis year were $3,104.21, a decrease of L136. 11 f rom June 1898. The first two ïnonths of the quarter then show an increase of 787. 86. An increase of ess than $2,000 during the next aine months over the same nine ruoutbs of ast year will ruake Ann Arbor a first class office. A first class office has many advantages over a second class office and our merchants and others should not encourage the habit of sending stamps trom other places here, as that cuts the sules of the Ann Arbor office and may be the means of keeping it in the second class. The registered letters and packages sent out during the quarter numbered 886. The special delivery letters received were 769, of which only 38 were drop letters. Postwaster Pond got off all bis reports last Saturday, a good days work . He has now been postmaster a year and a month.