Únele Sani's postrnasters and assistants are busy weighing mail. They are having a siege of it in the Aun Arbor postoffice. The figures may surprise the people. The mail sent out of Ann Arbor in the first nine days of the weighing, footed up to more than three tons and a half and averaged 814 pouuds a day. The nuniber of sealed letters sent out in the nine days was 50,102, an average of 5, 564 per day. The following (able shows the weight of the mails sent out for the first nine days, Oct. '3 to 11 inclusive, with the nuniber of letters sent out on those days : No. Lbs. Oz. Letters. Oot. 3 604 11 574 Oot. 4 1118 07 5538 Oct. 5 1250 11 5982 Oet. 6 880 01 4849 Oer. 7 580 03 4750 Oct. 8 121 09 3900 Oct. 9 734 03 7785 Oct. 10 943 08 5475 Oct. 11 1092 11 6181 Totals 7326 00 50, 162 It will be noticed that Oct. 8 was a light day. That is because it was Sunday. These figures mean that a letter is sent out every third day for every man ,woman, child or infant in Ann Arbor. It means that there is an average of much more than one letter a day for each family in this city. It meaiis that there is an average of two letters a day for each house in the city. Mailing Clerk Sauzi estimates that for every 100 letters sent out, there are 150 received in the city. This would indicate that letters are coming iuto Ann Arbor at the rate of 7,500 a day. If Ann Arbor had one or two big factories.the kind which in other cities furnish the bulk of their mail, she would long ago have been a first class postoffice. But there is no manufaoturing institutioii here which buys stampa in what in other places would be regarded large quanities. Henee, it can be seen that the people of Ann Arbor are pre-eminently a letter-writing and a letter-receiving people It is no wonder that Postmaster Pond and his assistants have their hands full.