Items of Interest

By an order of the Postmaster General, Kaskaskia, the first capital of Illinois, will be wiped out ot the official list on January first next. Only five families now live in what was once a flourishing town. For this reason the Post Office Department has decided to abolish the office at that place and accommodate the residents through the extension of a rural free delivery route.

Experiments in wireless telegraphy will shortly begin under the auspices of the Navy Department. One station will be established at Washington Navy Uard and the other at Annapolis, Md. Several systems, including the Marconi, will be tried, and it is expected that the experiments will result in the adoption of a system for the United States Navy.

A bill has been introduced in Congress which provides for an increase in the pay of letter carriers. According to the provisions of the bill those who have been employed three years or over shall receive a salary of $1,200 per year, those two years one thousand dollars, those one year eight hundred dollars, and when first appointed six hundred dollars.

Christian Science versus the Devil
December 26, 1901

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