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R. J. REYNOLDS TOBi
ECONOMIES IN MAIL EQUIPMENT
Great Saving of Money to the Govern
rnent?Bags Now Pircuiased
at Half Former Cost
Interests of Labor Regarded bj- Improved
The people who see mail bag#
loaded on postal cars from the mail
wagons of the Government, or see
them thrown off at the station in tiie
cities, can form no ide.j of the immensity
of this branch cf the public
CrotictiVc flnH fables of fis
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ures may have little interest for the
-ordinary reader,but when it is stated
that the total number of mail bags
used for transportating the mails
<amount to about five millions, and if
placed end to end would stretch from
Boston to San Francisco and extend
into the Pacific Ocean, some estimate
may be formed of the themendous
mass of such equipment needed in the
dispatch of public business.
At the beginning of this administration
an inventory was taken tor
learn what equipment for railway
postal transportation the government
bad on hand. It was discovered that
the grand total of such property was
3,549.489 pieces, of which 468.S46 were
mail pouches, 2,592,479 were sacks,
and 488,164 were mail locks. Since
' this inventory was made the growth
of the service required the purchase
of over one million and a half mail
fcags to feet the steadily increasing
demand. This business of the govern-!
ment is so enormous that a tabulation J
made in the Railway M.iil Service two !
Tears ago showed that the eight mail!
Ibag depositories of the United States j
received and sent out again during the :
year just preceding, nearly 40,000,-!
OOO sacks and pouches. As the real!
lamount of stock then was about ;
4,000,000, it will be seen that this'
equipment was handled ten times bf1
the system of distribution devised to
relieve congestion at one point and
meet pressing demands at another,'
without which arrangement t*he peculiar
exactions of the service could
is now very much larger, sacks and '
pouches passing to and fro through
these depositories and the mail bag;
^Storehouse at Washington aggregating ;
The money required from time to ^
"*ime tor the purchase of this great
t\ riaq -f r\ "Kotv-q i q '
OUpj^l^ au\* pi tv UVJ^UriV.4, kJU W?w ,
to come within the appropriation, j
-were matters of grave concern to
those in charge. Congress suppliedj
the funds, but where the supply.
could be "bought iat the lowest price?
government standards maintained?
was the problem. In the summer of j
1913, the 'Department was paping,
$1.44 for its ordinary mail pouches.!
This price yas deemed too high, and,
experts were set to work to devise
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. .fefei 1 S a8 hard
| ? comebac
f -jjppt' 1 JF piness!
the national joy smoke
S\fOU'LL find * cheery howdy-do on :
X matter how much of a stranger you are
neck of the woods you drop into. For, .
Albert is right there ? at the first plai
jj^ pass that sells tobacco ! The top
bag sells for a nickel and the ti
nn tor a aime; men mere a utt
' wine pound and half-pov
SI- ^fey. humidors and the
^KVu crystal-glass humid*
UllCU that keeps t
i ' ke desire you
"vt had! It is so
*id appealing to your
you will get chummy witl
>r 10c to prove out our say
4.CCO CO, Winston-Salem, N. C*
something whicih would be of equal
capacity, equal durability, ?at a less
cost. The result was that a pouch
was designed which the Department
contracted for less than 60 cents1
each, and this pouch has been pro- i
duced in large qaantities and is re-!
placing those formerly unaer can- >
tract. Experts were also placed on
the proposition of designing a cheaper!
but equally effective pouch for the
exchange of mails by moving trains.'
The Department was then paying
31.70 for these catcher pouches.:
Within a short time a pouch was
evolved, designed on scientific principles.
wich is giving far better service
,:nd at a greatly reduced cost,
\ iz., SO cents each.
The saving in this production of
equipment will amount to a very large
sum, for there have been over 150,000
of these new syle bags placed in
the service within the last two years
at a reduction of fifty per centum, and,
this econoinv will of course continue 1
and grow in amount as the further
demand for supply is met. While the
old style of equipment reauired ex-.
pert attention to keep them in repair,
this newer product requires but little,
and is kept in good condition at a
nominal cost by machine operators, i
The repair and proper maintenance ,
of mail bags is provided for in an establishment
loc ted at Washington.
Experienced and efficient people are
only employed, tor repair work must
be well done before bags can again
b? permitted to enter the service. The
mber repaired and placed in good i
i ' edition during the past year was
over a million.
One of the difficulties connected j
with this repairing process, which'
w;;is also" something of a hardship to
tre operators, was tne accumulated
dirt and dust which attached to these I
bags when returned from te service j
and which was a menace to the health ,
c. those si employed. No attention!
a i ever been paid to the dangerous !
and unsanitary conditions under;
w' : h this work was done. No at-'
t' rr.pt to cleanse these bags from the |
foui impurities they gatered and col-1
lo. ted haa ever been made, and those
employed at the work, men and women.
were forced to inhule the dust
which ordinary shaking out by band
fails to remove, which was considerable,
as the shaking out process was
hastily and imperfectly done. The offi- :
cials in charge saw the Iteed of a i
change to better methods, >and steps
were at once taken to discover it. Correspondence
was had with manufacturers
of machinery both in this and
foreign countries. A system was finally
adopted consisting of large tumb- :
ling barrels, each having a capacity j
for holding several hundred hags. ,
Driven rapidly by electric power, th? ,
dust confined to a tightly constructed j
tooim and carried off by biowers and j
s Albert gives
>kers such i
vor is so different and so
't bite your tongue;
't parch your throat;
an smoke it as long and
as you like without any
:k but real tobacco hap
everse side of every Prince
:kage you will read :
JULY 30th, 1907"
is to you a lot of tobacco enPrince
Albert has always been
>ut coupons or premiums. We
m^m Coorrlgut l?t?
mm: m by R. J. Reynolds
'?*& I! reft'SMOkiElSS^WRtHE l
pound K iilROCESS DISCOVERED; IN I
;;,7o% | M^Na^XftSiMENfSTpN
PRODUCE THE HOST rerp
trim liGHlMANDWHOLE:; i
m This is the reverse side of tbt
Fricce Albert tidy red tin. Read
this "Patented Process" messag eto-ycj
and realize what it means
in malnng Prince Albert so miKH
to roar liking.
lodged in immense canvass receptacles,
resembling a irigible ballon
when inflated, this process wias found
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thoroughly suitable, tor carerui
showed that all dust was completely
removed. Four tousand a day are now
tieated by tis process.
The life of a mail bag is about six
years, but the rough usuuge to which
it is exposed renders many of them
unfit for repair. Such bags pass into
the hand of expert inspectors who j
utilize such parts as still have some j
good material left in making what is!
known as "pieced bags.'' Many are
thus reclaimed and returned to the
service, constituting with the sale of
condemned material, the salvage of
the mail bag repair shop. The bags or
parts of bags which can not ge utiliz1
"* J ? ?>1 .. A/\*? f
6(1 are som unaer n jeauj
to the highest bidder. The amount
thus realized and turned into the
treasury for te past year was over
The advent of the Parcel Post and
the great increase in postal business
has made it necessary to enlarge the
OV?AT\ Kqoohoo of
SCUpe UI LUC Xicpttli OUU UUk.uu^v v.v
times it was found impossible to obtain
bags from the contractor in
quantities sufficient to meet the demand.
A manufacturing feature was
therefore added, and during the past
two years over a quarter of & million
bags have been produced without additional
expense for labor or hardship
to the employees. These figures
of prudent and economical management
and thoughtful regard for the
interests of those engaged in such
employment is thought worthy- of
mention, and this story of achieve
ment has therefore been written.
A Fourth of July Prayer?For a Child.
Dear God, teach me to love tlie best
My country where I live,
And if I'm put unto the test
For it my life to give. ,
But, dear God, may it never be
That I will nave to ngm;
Oil, make it plain for all to see
That this cannot be right!
Teach me to know, dear God, that love
Is mightier far than sword,
Then I will love my country more
?fMaude 'McGehee Hankins, in July
D-* inrinn. tnAof Thtr TL'nr H
Dy 1U V lJULg lUVdb X a.aj ff v? v..
WAiNTED?Four Demonstrators for
nearby South Carolina territory.
Reference required, but no experience
necessary. Our representative
in this city receives $60 per
week. Call on him at Mrs. M. A.
Gilbert's, Main street, at 7 p. m. j
ny noil liim O t I
? uc^uaj vi vaii a11 VKV vv/ * v.
will explain the work and put yoa
in touch with the company. 0. E.
Bass, "The Wear-Ever Man."
T:ie. bed was mude. tile . ocin was it,!
By punctual eve the stars were lit; j
The air was still, the water ran; j
No need w^s there for maid or man.:
When we nut un. mv ass and I.
? *r *
At God's green Caravanserai.
Have you ever spent long lazy days
in the green quiet stillness of a midsummer
woods? Do you know the joy
of bed-time snuggled between rough
army blankets with the cheer of <>
camp fire glowing in your face, while
the hliiP snml-p whirled and danced
in the he;it-svvayed branches above the
blazing logs? Do you know the peace
of a still nigh, the quiet unbroken
except by little soft night sounds
that soothed rather than disturbed,
while the stars in their mysterious
brilliance kept watch, glistening
among the branches of the trees like
decorations on a great Christmas
tree? Well, this is wat it means to
put up .at God's green Caravanserai!
Of course there are other sides to
camp life?the worrying little insects
that sting, the fear of the possible
snake, the water-soaked food and the
damp, smelly tent of the rainy day.
But the joys so far outbalance the discomforts,
if the camp is properly planned,
it seems needless to remember
the bugs and the rain.?Elise Morris,
in July Southern 'Woman's.
JOY IN ACQUAINTANCE WITH
nr-ii/% rvf tVin oorlv fhnrph
JL lie OL1 Ullg uvig Wi I.UV v/fc**. W.
life was the joy of Christians. Nowadays
it too often seems as if religion
were a burden to be carried.
In the old days, it was the arms of
God that carried believers as if on
eagles' wings. This contrast is
heightened all tlie more by contrast
of circumstances. Perhaps nearly a
majority of Christians fifty years after
Cavalry were slaves, subjects to
compulsion and indignities and with
little ope of comfort or wordly success.
Yet the impression they made
upon teir generation was that of peo"
^ ?Af>f Aooi An Af n 0"T*0-J t"
pit! WHO WCIC ill pujocooiuu Ui ck jjiv?v
and overflowing joy. They went joyfully
to drudgery. They sang hymns
in the prison at midnight with backs
sore from the whip. They went to
their deaths like those who saw a I
heavenly vision. A company of such j
happy Christians in every village and]
city would simplify the problem of j
evangelism. This joy was so strange
in that old, weary Greek and Roman
world tliat men were attracted to
Christanity by it as the iron tilings
are attracted by the magnet. It
brought many a sorrowing man and
woman into the fold to experience
the joy of n lovng acquaintance with
God.?Her ? Id and Presbyter.
OLD TOWN LETTER.
Mr. L. C. Pitts delighted his neigh
bors, and especially the mail carrier,
by doing an excelent piece of worV
on the roads in this vicinity, on Tuesday
he used a scrape and drag of his
own invention. Had it not been for
the very heavy rain following the
morning's work we could have seen
more good, yet some effect can be
seen. If this were repeated after each
rain our roads would be in much better
condition. <Mr. Aull had a spies
did article on good roads in Tuesday
issue of The Herald and News.
Misses 'Myrtle and Ruby Fellers are
attending the short course in home
economics now in session at Prosperity.
They are ttie guests of!
Misses Edna and (Mosso Fellers during ;
their stay in the berg.
Prof. Ed. Werts of Memphis. Tenn.,
is visiting Mr. J. S. 'Wferts.
Mrs. W. J. "Wilson of Peaks has
been visiting Mrs. F. 0. Pitts, returning
home on Wednesday.
Mr. E. A. Livingston spent the week
end with home folks in Pomaria.
(Mrs. Jack Matthews spent several
days recently with her daughter, Mrs.
t io! wortc ii-nri shp -went to Mount
ville Sunday to stay some time with
her son, Mr. Jess Matthews.
Miss Eloise Pitts returned last Saturday
from a week's visit to Miss
Bernice Pitts of the Trinity section.
Miss Bernice came home with her to
BEST DISINFECTANT KNOWN TO
A physician writes to Farm tand
Fireside saying: "That the very "best
disinfectant known to science does not
seem to be known to some people at
"I allude to boric acid, or, as some
people call it, boracic acid. It is exceedingly
efficient, safe, and economical.
It is a white powder, and makes
the best dressing for wounds that
modern doctors have ever discovered.
In using peroxide of hydrogen it is
always necessary to remember that
while it is a disinfectant it is not a
healing remedy at all, as it is acid in
reaction .^nd stimulating, rather than
healing, to wounds. Boric acid is
a:vi 5.: its a ti.in. promote.';
rapid beaiin ~ ai -.vour.<is. :;aa be usei
as a dressing powder or. dissolved in
water, as a < ieansin^- solution. Boric
,.tid in solution makes an excellent
gargle for sere iiioutns or a. lotion for
sore eyes, and as it is not at aii ex
npnsive a nound box of it should form
part of the domestic supplies of j
everv familv. Always remember that'
boric acid is non-poisonous in any
ordinary^quantity usually used, while
bichloride of mercury and carbolic
acid are exceedingly poisonous. For j
disinfecting and deodorizing drains,
the crude or unrefined carbolic acid
io one of the best agents obtainable '
COUNTY S. S. CONVENTION
Lebanon Methodist Chnrch*
The annual County Sunday school
conventios v/ill be held in Lebanon
Methodist church Tuesday and Wednesday,
August 8-9, 1911. j
We want to make this the biggest!
and best convention we have ever had !
and to that end - e ask the cooperation
of all Sundjy school workers in
Especially do we urge all townfliin
/vVi o i l-fci-n ts\ c oa TonriTfo q rj
iuu VV WW A VfVi WU w* V
sent in from all the schools, that full
delegations are elected and that each
school shall contribute its quota towards
the work of the 3tate iAssociation.
The State Secretary and his
band of earnest co-workers have to
have funds with which to prosecute
iliss Agnes Ravenel, the superintendent
of the primary and elementary
work, will be on hand and will lend
much interest and entertainment to
the proceedings of the convention.
Our third and last call, CO'MEO'Neall
Alcohol in U. S. Causes Annual Loss
In the Ju'.y American Magazine is
an article entitled "Can You Drink
and Hold Your Job?" by Dr. Edwin F.
Bowers, who says:
"American medical directors of
three great life insurance companies
estimates that from seven to fortythree
per cent of accidents are due
either directly or indirectly, to alcohol.
Seven per cent of railway accidents,
eight per cent of street car accidents,
I ten per cent of automobile acidents,
eight per ent of those due to vehicles
and horses, forty-three per cent of
he. t prostrations' and sunstrokes,
seven per cent of machinery accidents,
eight per cent of all accidents in
mines and quarries, thirteen per cent
of drownings, and ten per cent of
gunshot wounds, are sustained, either
in whole or in part, because of
"The widespread use of alcoholic
beverages has been conservatively estimated
i:s causing the loss of twentyone
per cent in the efficiency of the
nation's workers. The production of
wealth is reckoned afl about thirtytwo
billion dollars yearly; the loss
due to deficiency (or diminished efficiency)
in round numbers is therefore
fully eight and one-half billion
Whenever You Need a Qeaer&l Tool:
The Old Standard Grove's Tasteless
shin Tonic is equally valuable as a
General Tonic because it contains the
well known tonic properties of QUININE
and IRON. It acts on the Liver, Drives
>>'at Malaria, Enriches the Blood ano
Guilds up the W .ole Svste*n. 50 cents ,
To Wrightsville Beach
To Isle of Palms
To Sullivan's Island
To Myrtle ?>eacn
Tickets on saie from Ma
sive, limited returning ui
Schedules and further f
nished upon aplication to
atf aivitir" r
a 1 L/iH 11^ V.
The Standard Railr
ijiiiifi or 1'cniar.a,
G. W. Kiaard, Frankie A. Kiiiard, 7*
B. Boinest, D. A. Raff. P. -Counts,
Emma A. Baker, The Farmers Bank ^ I
and The Southern Cotton Oil Com- i a
Pursuant to an order cC <r;rt in
the above entitled action, I will sell
to the hightst bidder at public aucton,
before the courthouse door of Newber- O
ry, 3. C., within the legal hours of sale,
on saleday in September. 1916, the jM
same being the 4 day of said month;
All that lot of land in the Town of
Prosperity, county of Newberry, State mk
of South Carolina, with the buildings
thereon, containing fourteen hundred wB
and forty-four square feet, more or V
less, hounded by lots of W. A. Moseley, Jjl
The Peoples National Bank of Prod- V
perity, by Elm street and by the pub- fl
lie square of said town, said lot be|
ing the property of the said Frankie
IAiIso that lot, piece or parcel 6t
land in said town of Prosperity,
county and state aforesaid, containing
one acre, more or less, bounded by
lands of A. P. Dominick, E. 0. Counts
and Mrs. Sallie Cook, the same being 'jk
the property of the said 'Geo. W.
Kinard, having been conveyed to him M
t by Frances W. Kinard, by deed datei
the 18th day of May, 1<K)4, and of I
I record in the office of the clerk of m
| court for said county in Deed Book I
, page , it bting wiitre the M
said Geo. W. Kinard now resides. I
Terms of sal: One-half of the purchase
money to be paid in cash, the
balance in twelve months, the credit
portion to be secured by bond of the
purchaser and mortgage of the pre-m- M
ises sold; the buildings thereon to be
insured for their insurable value and
? is : ^ ? j.1, ?
tut: puncy assigaeu tu uut; 1*1*13 ici m
i addition collateral; said credit portion
to bear interest from the day of sale
lat the rate of eight per cent per an- I
num unt il pai<J in full, payable
annually, said bond and mortgage to :i;ff
provide for ten per cent attorney's I
fee in case of collection by suit or "by
an attorney; the purchaser to foe al- J
lowed to anticipate payment of all or
(any part of the credit portion at any ;;?
j time. The lots will be sold separately.
J The successful bidder on each lot, as
: an evidence of good faith, will be re- J
quired to deposit with the A4aster
: fifty dollars, or a ceritfied check for
: said amount, ana will be required to
i comply with the terms of sale within
ten days trorn di>y of sale; in case he
I fails to do so, the Master will resell
' the said premises on the following
saleday at the risk of the former pur- I
chaser. The purchaser will be required
to pay for papers and revenue
H. H. Rikarcf. J
August 7, 1916.
WANTED?Teacher wanted for Cen- fl
tral school. Term begins the 15 of
October. Salary $40 per month.
Apply to any one of the under- fl
L. A. fchealy,
J. D. Koon,
G. W. Seybt, J
UP FARES 1
ursion Fares I
v 15 to October 15, inclu- | I
itil October 31. Liberal Jl
)articulars cheerfully fur
T. S. LEFLER, I
ent C. N. & L. R. R, ^
Newberry, S. C.
:OAST LllNt, |
oad of the South.