The custom of giving tips is of royal origin. It was soon adopted by the nobility, and then by persons who wished to travel in regal splendor. Tips were presumed to represent the kind of consideration due to persons in the lowest walks of life frona tliose of noble birth or occupyin exalted stations. The practice of Kvng them is entirely out of place in this country. Ilere erery person is presumcd to be equal in rank. We have no jdirileged class and no servile ono. Nearly every one works for pay and receives wages for his labor. Uemanding gratuities or sliovving resentment il' tiicy ;ire not voluntarily given is an ïmpositiou or an insult.