Postmaster General Meyer announces that he is considering the advisability of extending the "sea post offices" on at least two more of the transatlantic steamship lines. This branch of the postal service has already been established on the White Star, Hamburg-American, and North German Lloyd lines and the experiment has proved satisfactory. Mail sent from the United States to foreign countries and mail coming from Europe to this country reaches its final destination about twelve hours earlier than under the old system, as it is assorted on board the steamers and is ready to be turned over to the carriers for distribution when the steamers reach port. The lines on which the additional post offices will be established probably will be the Cunard line and the General Transatlantique Transportation Company.

Pursuant to an act of the last session of Congress, Postmaster General Meyer has issued an order that on and after July 1 next, if there is attached to any letter or package of mail matter ten cents worth of stamps of any denomination, with the words "special delivery" written or printed on the envelope or covering, in addition to the postage required for ordinary delivery, such article will be handled as if it bore a regulation special delivery stamp.

The recent decision of Judge Artman of Indiana, in which he declared that the business of selling intoxicating liquors is per se a nuisance and an offense under the statutes, has made that official famous. This decision has called out editorial comment here and abroad and appears to have touched a popular chord. If it holds in the final courts, this Indiana judge has fame for all time to come.

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May 25, 1907

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