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In the first statement of the needs of the Cambridge post office, reference was made to the rapidly increasing business carried on there. It would have added weight to the appeal then and will now doubtless satisfy those who signed the petition more than ever of the negligence of the Government, if the growth of the business were definitely stated.

Within a year, the stamp sales have increased, in round numbers, $14,000, and now amount to about $55,000. A money order business of about $200,000 was carried on last year. In spite of this great increase of revenue, hardly a thing has been done to meet the increase in business which brought it about. The force of carriers and clerks has been doubled within the ten years during which the present quarters have been held, and yet there has been no added accommodation for them, to speak of.

The responsibility of the government for this state of things is emphasized by the fact that, as has been stated, the owners of the property in which the office is located are, and have been, ready and willing to make all necessary improvements, provided only that they can have due assurance that the government will lease the premises for another term, the old lease having expired nearly a year ago.

The CRIMSON has spoken in strong terms of the bad state of things at the post office and certain improvements are obviously necessary. But the exact character must depend entirely on who the future tenant is to be. Until the government, which up to this time has shown a shameful lack of attention to communications addressed to it concerning the state of the office, makes its intentions known, it is of course impossible for anything to be done.

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