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SATURDAY, OCTOBER S, 1889.

"STOP AR 3UXIO SASNEQ."

ANOTHER MISTAKE.

TOOTH EXTBACTipN, JRXTKAORDINAKT,

A TIP FOR THE DOCTORS.

A LETTER STAMPING MACHINE.

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A LETTER STAMPING MACHINE. A LETTER stamping machine is, says Iron, now on trial at the New York General Post-office, which, in the opinion of those who have observed its work, has solved a, most difficult problem in the handling of postal matter. The number of letters stamped by operators using a hand stamp in con- nection with an inking pad is about 60 a minute, or 3,000 an hour. The maximum rate of the new machine is 500 por minute for letters of uniform shape and thickness, while with general mail matter, including letters of different sizes and post-cards, the actual work is but little lass. For the busy portion of the day its record is 4-,OOO letters an hour. The machine is a little larger than a sewing-machine, and a small dynamo fur- nishes the motive power. The operator feeds the letters in quantities into the hopper of the machine where they are seized by a t-ystem of feed-rollers, which pass them one by one, but with great rapidity, to the printing die. The mechanism of this automatic feed-bed and stamping device con- sists of a belt, which forms the moving bottom of the hopper, and carries the letter against a series of rubber wheels or feed-rollers. The wheels on the right of the path of the letters revolve swiftly towards the printing-roller, while those on the other side of that course turn slowly in tha opposite direction. The letters are thus separated, and sped quickly forward one at a time to the printing die, which is self-inking, and normally out of the path of the moving mail matter, and which is controlled by a lever in that path. Each letter in its passage along the feed-bed of the machine strikes this lever, which instantly brings the printing die into contact with the envelope, cancelling the stamp and imprinting the post- mark.

A GRIEVANCE.

THE TAFF YALE RAILWAY AND…

THE LANDORE VIADUCT,

BARRY ESTATE COMPANY, LIMITED.

EAST GLAMORGAN LIBERAL ASSOCIATION.

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LONDON LETTER.

MR STANLEY.

RELEASE OF MR CON'S BE ARE,…

DISASTER AT SEA.

AUTOCRATIC RUSSIA.

MR GLADSTONE AND THE TRIPLE…

M. ZOLA ON PRESIDENT CARNOT.

THE LOSS OF H.M.S. LILY.

ANOTHER RAILWAY CATASTROPHE.

TELEPHONE IN GERMANY.

MRS MAYBRICK'S CASE.

THE DUMFRIES SCANDAL.

WEATHER FORECAST. \!

DASTARDLY OUT *1 NEAR J RETFO

THE MANUFACTURE OF TIN PLATES.