-There is nothing liko exactnees. An ofticer huving to proceed on duty from one station to anotlier, in maiüng out his claini fortraveling expenses put kown the item, "Porici. ui;" in Item stmck out by the war office, Not being Incllned to be defrauded of hls sf xpence, the officer informed the uithoiitifs tliat the portar had conveyod liis baggagc trom one station tp another, nocí that had lie not employedhim he munt have taken a cab, which wouid have cost eighteen-penee. Iü reply came an offlcial ttotificatíon that liischiim would lie nllowed, but instrucling lijm that he oulit to have usiil the term "porterage'1 instead of "porter," He was detennined, however, to have the la.st word, and wrote bock that he was unablo to Ihul any precedeut for usinn; the word "porterage," luit for the future would do so; and ai the same tirnereqaestedtoknow if' he was lo use the term "cabbage" wlicii lic meant "cab."
Ann Arbor Democrat