Some months ago Postmaster Duffy made application for an increase in the number of letter carriers so that he might extend the free delivery limita. Heapplied whileCol. Vilas was postmaster gensral, but his application lay unacted upon until recently when he called Postmaster General Dickinson's attention to it. VVith eommendable promptitude, government inspector, E. B. Spangier, was sent to this cicy. VVednesday he rode over the city with Postmaster Duffy. He admitted that the carriers were doing all the work that could be expected of them. The postmaster requested two extra carriers, but the inspector decided to recommend but one, and although this would not allow the entire city to be covered, the limits will be very much extended. The districts will be revised and the limits extended as soon as the necessary red tape is gone through with and the extra carrier is appointed.