The blue-books containing the petition for better quarters for the Cambridge post-office were put up at noon yesterday and before night several hundred names were subscribed. Many members of the Faculty have expressed their endorsement of the movement in strong terms. One spoke of the accommodations in the post office as the worst he had ever seen and characterized the place as a "a nasty hole." Another said that it was unfit for a dog to live in." Another said that though the University alone, represented nearly five thousand persons, including Radcliffe College and the families of instructors, there was not as good post office accommodation as would ordinarily be given in a town of five thousand inhabitants.
Blue-books containing the statement of the condition of affairs at the post offic and the petition to the Postmaster General may be found at Leavitt and Peirce's, Memorial Hall and the Foxcroft Club and in the south entry of University Hall.
Members of the University who have not already signed the petition are urged to do so this morning. The petition will be forwarded to Washington in a short time. Every signature will add to the strength of an appeal which has already been well supported.
The petition and the statement of the needs of the post office are reprinted on page 3 of this issue.