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THE WORLD TO-DAY.

"Guardian" Offiok, I February IG, 1914. ' Very few people ever ponder over the wonderful accuracy and promptness with which their mails are delivered. Occasionally a paragraph appears in the newspapers (as was tho case last week) giving details of the extra-y ordiuary journey"" that some letters take before reach ing their destination, .and the recital is generally accompanied by ironical remarks regarding the intelligence of postal officials. But an investigation of tho facts will show that the number of genuine mistakes made by postal employees is very small compared with the amazing blunders the public makes in addressing letters .and newspaper-,; and in many cases ■the delivery of letters to their rightful owners is entirely due to the intuition and intelligence of the sorters and -carriers. A representative of ,the; '-.Edinburgh "Weekly Scotsman" made, 'inquiries into this subject during- the recent Christmas and New Year sea,son, and some very interesting t facts were revealed.

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THE WORLD TO-DAY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8795, 16 February 1914

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THE WORLD TO-DAY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8795, 16 February 1914

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