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Domestic Parcel Post.

DOMESTIC PARCEL POST-Continued.

to or greater than that which would be chargeable if the third-class rate were applicable. However, when the postage on a parcel containing both third and fourth-class matter amounts to more at the third-class than at the fourth-class rate, owing to the graduated zone rates, the parcel must be charged with postage at the third-class rate (one cent for each two ounces or fraction of two ounces), and in such cases the parcel must not exceed four pounds in weight, unless it is a single book.

Forwarding of Parcels-Parcels may be remailed or forwarded on the payment of additional postage at the rate which would be chargeable if they were originally mailed at the forwarding office, In which case the necessary stamps shall be affixed by the forwarding postmaster. Payment must be made every time the parcel is forwarded.

Domestic Parcels Can Not Be Registered-In view of the provision for the insurance of fourth-class mail and the furnishing of receipts for such mail when insured, the necessity for registration is removed and therefore fourth-class matter for domestic destinations is not admitted to the registered mail.

Special Delivery-A mailable parcel will be accorded the usual special delivery service when a special delivery stamp or ten cents in ordinary stamps are affixed thereto in addition to the parcel post postage. When ordinary stamps are used the words "Special Delivery" must be placed on the wrapper.

Parcel Post Map and Parcel Post Guide-The official parcel post map shows each unit of area in the United States properly numbered, and the eight postal zones indicating the distance on which the parcel post rates of postage are based. Each post-office is furnished with a map suitable for use in the unit in which that post-office is located. mailed at a certain post-office the map for the unit in which that post-office is located must be consulted. To ascertain the zone rate on any parcel

A parcel post guide is published by the department for use in connection with the parcel post map in determining the postage rates.

The guide and map may be purchased together or separately by sending a postal money order for the proper amount to the Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Finance, Washington, D. C. The price of the guide is 55 cents; the price of the map is 20 cents. Stamps, checks, bank

money orders, drafts, etc., are not acceptable for this purpose and will be returned to the sender. Canada, Cuba, Mexico and the Republic of Panama-Packages of fourth-class matter for Canada, Cuba, Mexico and Panama, not exceeding four ounces in weight, are subject to the rate of one cent for each ounce or fraction of an ounce. rate of twelve cents a pounds or fraction thereof. Packages for Canada and Cuba must not exceed four pounds six ounces in weight. Those weighing over four ounces are subject to the may be sent under the terms of the (foreign) parcel post conventions between those countries and To Mexico and Panama parcels weighing up to eleven pounds the United States. Parcels for these or other foreign countries can not be insured, but may be registered. Customs Declarations must be sent with all parcels for Mexico and Panama. Insurance on Parcels-A mailable parcel on which the postage is fully prepaid may be insured against loss in an amount equivalent to its actual value, but not to exceed $25, on payment of a fee of five cents, and in an amount equivalent to its actual value in excess of $25, but not to exceed $50, on payment of a fee of ten cents in stamps, such stamps to be affixed. fee shall be placed on the receipt given the sender and on the coupon retained at the mailing office. The amount of the insurance

Fourth-class (parcel post) mail addressed to the Philippine Islands or the Canal Zone can not be registered, but may be insured, but indemnity can not be allowed in case of loss unless the loss of such insured parcels occurred in the postal service of the United States, without reciprocal action gn the part of the postal administrations of the Philippine Islands and the Canal Zone, which are separate and distinct from that of the United States proper.

Collect-on-Delivery Service-Parcel Post Regulations. which the postage is fully prepaid may have the price of the article and the charges thereon collected from the addressee on payment of a fee of ten cents in stamps affixed, provided the amount to be The sender of a mailable parcel on collected does not exceed $100. Such a parcel will be insured against loss without additional charge in an amount equivalent to its actual value, but not to exceed $50.

The sender of a collect-on-delivery (C. O. D.) parcel will be given a receipt showing the office and date of mailing, the number of the parcel and the amount due him. accepted for mailing only at a money-order office and when addressed to a money-order office. Packing of Parcels-Section 19. or of their own force dangerous or injurious to life, health or property, and not in themselves unA C. O. D. parcel will be Medicines and anaesthetic agents, which are not outwardly mailable (see Sec. 16), may be admitted to the mails for transmission in the domestic mails when inclosed in packages in conformity with the conditions prescribed in Sections 21, 22 and 23; That the terms "medicines" and "anaesthetic agents" shall not be construed to mean poisons: Provided further, That the article mailed bears the label or superscription of the manufacturer thereof, or dealer therein, or of the licensed physician, surgeon, dentist or veterinarian preparing or prescribing Provided, the same.

Sec. 20. Admissible articles which from their form or nature, might damage other mail matter or equipment, or injure the person of any postal employé, may be mailed when packed in accordance with the following conditions

2. When not liquid or liquefiable, they must be placed in a bag, box. or removable envelope or wrapping, made of paper, cloth, parchment or similar material, and inclosed in a box or tube of metal or wood, with a sliding, clasp, or screw lid.

3. In case of such articles liable to break, the inner bag, box, envelope, or wrapping must be surrounded by sawdust, excelsior, cotton or other similar substance.

Sec. 21. accepted for mailing when intended for delivery at the office of mailing or on a rural route starting Admissible liquids and ofls, in packages not exceeding eleven pounds in weight, will be therefrom, when inclosed in a glass or metal container, securely closed and heavily wrapped, provided it is not necessary to transport them over steam or electric railways.

Sec. 22. accepted for mailing regardless of distance when they conform to the following conditions: Admissible liquids and oils, pastes, salves, or other articles easily liquefiable, will be

2. When in strong glass bottles holding four ounces or less, the total quantity sent in one parcel shall not exceed twenty-four ounces, liquid measure. absorbent substance and placed in a box made of cardboard or other suitable material and then placed in a box and packed in a container made of double-faced corrugated pasteboard of good quality. The Each bottle shall be wrapped in paper or other corners of the container must fit tightly and be reinforced with tape so as to prevent the escape of any liquid if the contents should be broken, and the whole parcel shall be securely wrapped with strong paper and tied with twine. Single bottles of liquid holding four ounces or less may also be packed as prescribed in the following paragraph:

3. When in glass bottles holding more than four ounces, the total quantity sent in one parcel shall not exceed sixteen ounces, liquid measure. in a block or tube of metal, wood, papier-mache, or similar material; and there must be provided between the bottle and the block or tube a cushion of cotton, felt or other absorbent. The block or The bottle must be very strong and must be inclosed

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tube must be at least five thirty-seconds of an inch thick in its thinnest part for bottles holding eight ounces or less and at least three-sixteenths of an inch thick for bottles holding more than eight ounces. The block or tube must be rendered water-tight by an application on the inside of paraffin or other suitable substance and must be closed by a screw-top cover with sufficient screw threads to require at least one and one-half complete turns before it will come off. The cover must be provided with a washer so that no liquid will escape if the bottle should be broken.

4. When in a metal container, the weight of the parcel must not exceed eleven pounds. The container must be hermetically sealed, inclosed in a strong box and securely wrapped.

5. All packages containing liquid must be marked "fragile."

Sec. 23. Pastes, salves, etc., not easily liquefiable, will be accepted for mailing when inclosed In water-tight metal containers and placed in a strong pasteboard or wooden box and securely wrapped, Sec. 24. Manufacturers or dealers intending to transmit articles in considerable quantities should submit to the postmaster at the mailing office for approval a specimen parcel, showing the manner of packing. Sec. 25.

When sharp pointed instruments are offered for mailing, the points must be capped or encased, so that they can not cut through their covering. Blades must be bound so that they will remain firmly attached to each other or within their handles or sockets. Seeds and other admissible articles, which are liable from their form or nature to loss Sec. 26. or damage unless specially protected, may be put up in sealed envelopes of material sufficiently transparent to show the contents clearly without opening.

Sec. 27. Ink powders, pepper, snuff, or other similar powders, not explosive, or any similar pulverized dry substance, not poisonous, may be sent in the mails when inclosed in the manner prescribed herein for liquids (see Sec. 22), or when inclosed in cases made of metal, wood, papiermache, or similar materiai, in such manner as to render impossible the escape of any of the contents. Flour of all kinds must be pt up in such manner as to prevent the package breaking Sec. 28. or cracking or the flour being scattered in the mails. Sec. 29. Queen bees, live insects, and dried reptiles may be mailed in accordance with the instructions of the Department of Agriculture as promulgated by the Post-Office Department under the following order number 6242, of May 4, 1912:

Queen bees and their attendant bees, when accompanied by a copy of a certificate of the current year from a State or Government apiary inspector to the effect that the aplary from which said queen bees are shipped is free from disease, or by a copy of a statement by the bee-keeper made before a notary public or other officer having a seal that the honey used in making the candy used in the queen malling cage has been diluted and boiled in a closed vessel; beneficial insects, when shipped by departments of entomology in agricultural colleges and persons holding official entomological positions; other live insects, when addressed to the Bureau of Entomology of the United States Department of Agriculture, to departments of entomology in State agricultural colleges, and to persons holding official entomological positions, and dried insects and dried reptiles, may be sent in the mails when so put up as to render it practically impossible that the package shall be broken in transit, or the persons handling the same be injured, or the mail bags or their contents soiled.

Sec. 30. Seeds of fruit, nursery stock, and all other plant products for propagation, may be
mailed in accordance with the instructions of the Department of Agriculture as promulgated by Post-
Office Department orders.

Sec. 31. Candies, confectionery, yeast cakes, soap in hard cakes, etc., must be inclosed in boxes
and so wrapped as to prevent injury to other mail matter.
Sealed original packages of proprietary articles, such as soaps, tobacco, pills, tablets,
Sec. 32.
etc., put up in fixed quantities by the manufacturer and not in themselves unmailable, will be
accepted for mailing when properly wrapped.

Sec 33. Fragile articles, such as millinery, toys, musical instruments, etc., and articles con-
Parcels so labelled must be handled with the greatest possible care.
sisting wholly or in part of glass, or contained in glass, must be securely packed and the parcel stamped
or labelled "fragile."

Sec. 34. Parcels containing perishable articles must be marked "perishable." Articles likely
to spoll within the time reasonably required for transportation and delivery must not be accepted
for mailing.

2. Butter, lard, and perishable articles such as fish, fresh meats, dressed fowls, vegetables, fruits, berries, and articles of a similar nature which decay quickly when so packed or wrapped as to prevent damage to other mail matter, will be accepted for local delivery (see Sec. 3, par. 2a), either at the office of mailing or on any rural route starting therefrom. When inclosed in an inner cover and a strong outer cover of wood, metal, heavy corrugated pasteboard, or other suitable material, and wrapped so that nothing can escape from the package, they will be accepted for mailing to all offices within the first and second zones.

3. Butter, lard, or any admissible greasy or oily substance, when intended for delivery at offices beyond the second zone must be packed in accordance with Section 22. 4. Vegetables and fruits which do not decay quickly will be accepted for mailing to any zone i packed so as to prevent damage to other mail matter.

5. Eggs will be accepted for local delivery when so packed in a basket or other container as t prevent damage to other mail matter.

6. Eggs will be accepted for mailing regardless of distance when each egg is wrapped separate
and surrounded with excelsior, cotton. or other suitable material, and packed in a container made
double corrugated pasteboard, metal, wood, or other suitable material in such manner as to pla
each egg on its end and to prevent them from striking together or against the side or top of the co
alper, with an outer cover of double corrugated pasteboard, metal, wood, or other suitable materi
and wrapped so that nothing can escape from the package. All such parcels must be labelled "egg
Sec. 35. Salted, dried, smoked. or cured meats and other meat products may be admitted
the mails and may be transported, regardless of distance, from one State or Territory or the Dist
of Columbia to another State or Territory or the District of Columbia when the provisions of the
June 30, 1906, and the regulations promulgated thereunder by the Department of Agricul
have been complied with; provided, however, that fresh meat in any form may be transported
within the first and second zones. (See Sec. 34.)
Specimens of dried blood or of diseased tissues or communicable diseases, cultures
Sec. 36.
tubercular sputum may be mailed in accordance with instructions of the Treasury Depart
as promulgated by Post-Office Department Order No. 3064.
Sec. 37. Postmasters must refuse to receive for mailing parcels not properly indorse
packed for safe shipment.

PERISHABLE ARTICLES.
UNMAILABLE MATTER, PACKING OF LIQUIDS, FRAGILE AND

The following Parcel Post Regulations relate to articles absolutely excluded from the mai to the manner in which liquids, fragile and perishable articles, also those which are liable, properly protected, to injure another, or destroy, deface or otherwise damage the mails, m

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packed before they can be admitted to domestic mails.
with in every particular-postmasters having no authority to modify or make exceptions to them
in any case.
These regulations must be strictly complied
Unmailable Matter-Section 16. The following matter is declared nonmailable by law (see
Secs. 211, 212, and 217 of the Criminal Code of the United States, approved March 4, 1909)

1. Matter manifestly obscene, lewd or lascivious; articles intended for preventing conception or for procuring abortion; articles intended for indecent or immoral purposes; all matter otherwise mailable by law, the outside cover or wrapper of which bears any delineations or language of a libelous, scurrilous, defamatory, or threatening character. All such matter, when deposited in a postoffice or found in the malls, shall be withdrawn and sent to the Division of Dead Letters, with a statement of the facts. Postmasters must not give opinions as to the mailability of any matter mentioned above, but must submit all such questions to the Assistant-Attorney-General for the Post-Ofce Department.

2. Spirituous, vinous, malted, fermented or other intoxicating liquors of any kind; poisons of every kind, and articles and compositions containing poison (except as prescribed in Sec. 19); poisonous animals. insects and reptiles; explosives of every kind; inflammable materials (which are held to include matches, kerosene oil, gasoline, naphtha, benzine, turpentine, denatured alcohol, etc. See also "Note" below); infernal machines, and mechanical, chemical, or other devices or compositions which may ignite or explode; disease germs or scabs (except as prescribed in Sec. 36); ar her natural or artificial articles, compositions or materials of whatever kind which may kill, or in any wise injure another or damage the mail or other property.

NOTE-It has been decided that inflammable liquids include any liquid or liquid mixture that gives off inflammable vapors at or below a temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Therefore, liquids having a flash-point higher than 80 degrees Fahrenheit may be accepted for transmission in the mails when packed for mailing, as provided in Section 22, Parcel Post Regulations, but such materials having a flash-point at or below 80 degrees Fahrenhelt are not mailable.

Sec. 17. Live or dead (and not stuffed) animals, birds or poultry (except as prescribed in Secs. 29 and 34); raw hides or pelts, guano or any article having a bad odor shall not be admitted to the mails.

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POISONS, EXPLOSIVES, INFLAMMABLE MATERIALS, DANGEROUS ARTICLES, INTOXICATING LIQUORS, ETC. SECTION 494. all polsonous animals, insects and reptiles, and explosives of all kinds and Inflammable All kinds of poison and all articles and compositions containing poison, and materials, and Infernal machines and mechanical, chemical or other devices which inay ignite or explode, and all disease germs artificial articles, compositions or materials of whatever kind which may kill or in anywise hurt, harm, or injure another, or damage, deface, or otherwise injure the mails or other property, or scabs, and all other natural or compositions whether sealed as first-class matter or not, are hereby declared to be nonmallable matter, and shall not be conveyed in the malls or delivered from any post-office or station thereof, nor by any letter carrier; but the Postmaster-General may permit the transmission in the malls, under such rules and regulations as he shall prescribe as to preparation and packing, of any article herein before described which are not outwardly or of their own force dangerous or injurious to life, health or property: mented or other intoxicating liquors of any kind, are hereby declared to be nonmallable Provided, and shall not be deposited in or carried through the malls. That all spirituous, vinous, malted, feror cause to be deposited for malling or delivery, or shall knowingly cause to be delivered by mail according to Whoever shall knowingly deposit delivered by the person to whom it is addressed, anything declared by this section to be the direction thereon, or at nonmallable unless in accordance with any place at which it is directed to be prescribed by the Postmaster-General, shall be fined not more the rules and regulations hereby authorized to or imprisoned not cause to be deposited for malling or delivery, or shall knowingly cause to be delivered by more than two years, or both; and whoever shall knowingly deposit or than one thousand dollars, mail according to the direction thereon, or at any place to which it is directed to be delivered by the person to whom it is addressed, anything declared by this section to be nonmallable, whether transmitted in accordance with the rules and regulations authorized to be prescribed by the Postmaster-General or not, with the design, intent, or purpose to kill. or in anywise hurt, harm, or injure another, or damage, deface, or otherwise injure the mails

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or other property, shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

2. Spirituous, vinous, malted, fermented, or other intoxicating liquors of any kind, poisons o every kind, and articles and compositions containing poison (except as prescribed in the fourth paragraph hereof and in Parcel Post Regulations), and poisonous animals, insects, and reptiles, and explosives of every kind, and inflammable materials (including matches, kerosene oil, gasoline, naphtha, benzine, turpentine, denatured alcohol, etc.), and infernal machines, and mechanical, chemical or other devices or compositions which may ignite or explode, and disease germs or scabs (except as prescribed in section 495 of Postal laws), and other natural or artificial articles, compositions, or materials of whatever kind which may kill, or in anywise hurt, harm or injure another, or damage, deface, or otherwise injure the mail or other property, live or dead (and not stuffed) animals (except as prescribed in Parcel Post Regulations), raw hides or pelts, guano, or any article exhaling bad odor, whether sealed as first-class matter or not, shall not be admitted to the mails. 3. Liquids not spirituous, vinous, malted, fermented, or otherwise intoxicating (Including samples of altar or communion wine used in church services), and not liable to explosion or spontaneous combustion or ignition by shock or jar, and not inflammable, fruits or vegetable matter liable to decomposition, comb honey, soft soap, paste or confections, ointments, salves, and articles of similar consistency, may be admitted to the mails for transmission in the domestic malls when inclosed in packages in conformity with the conditions prescribed in Parcel Post Regulations.

4. Medicines and anaesthetic agents, which are not outwardly or of their own force dangerous or injurious to life, health or property, and not in themselves unmailable, may be admitted to the mails for transmission in the domestic mails when inclosed in packages in conformity with the conditions prescribed in Parcel Post Regulations; Provided, That the terms "medicines" and "anaesthetic agents" shall not be construed to mean polsons; Provided further, That the article mailed bears

the label or superscription of the manufacturer thereof, or dealer therein, or of the licensed physician, surgeon, dentist, or veterinarian preparing or prescribing the same.

Foreign Mails.

POSTAGE RATES AND CONDITIONS.

THE rates of postage to all foreign countries and colonies are as follows:
Letters..
..............first ounce or less, 5 cents; each additional ounce

Postal cards, each..
Newspapers and other printed matter, per 2 ounces..
Commercial papers (such as legal and insurance (Packets not in excess of 10 ounces..
papers, deeds, bills of lading, invoices, Packets in excess of 10 ounces, for each 2
manuscript for publication, etc.).........
ounces or fraction thereof.........
Samples of merchandise. {Packets not in excess of 4 ounces.....
Packets in excess of 4 ounces, for each 2 ounces or fraction thereof
Registration fee on letters or other articles.

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On printed matter and commercial papers the limit of weight is 4 pounds 6 ounces, except that single volumes of books to Salvador, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, and Panama, are unrestricted as to weight. Size-The limit of size is 18 inches in any one direction, except that printed matter or commercial papers in rolls may be 30 inches long by 4 inches in diameter.

Ordinary letters for countries of the Postal Union (except Canada and Mexico) will be forwarded, whether any postage is prepaid on them or not. All other mailable matter must be prepaid at least partially Domestic rates apply to matter for Porto Rico, Guam, Philippine Islands, Cuba, Canal Zone," Republic of Panama, Tutuila, Hawaii, Shanghai City, U. S. Naval Vessels and officers and men of the U. S. Navy in the U. S. Naval Hospital, Yokohama, Japan.

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EXCEPTIONS.

GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND AND NEWFOUNDLAND. The rate on letters for these countries is two cents for each ounce or fraction. The Postal Union rates apply to postal cards, post cards, printed matter, commercial papers and samples.

GERMANY.

The postage rate on letters for Germany by direct ocean transportation is two cents an ounce. Letters paid at the two-cent rate are despatched only by steamers able to land the mails at a German port. Letters paid at the Postal Union rate are despatched by the quickest route.

A fast steamer sailing for Germany via Plymouth and Cherbourg carries letters for Germany prepaid at the Postal Union rate and at the two-cent rate-the letters paid at the five-cent (Postal Union) rate are landed at Plymouth (the quickest route), whereas the letters paid at the two-cent rate are carried through to Germany by the transatlantic steamer.

The Postal Union rates apply to postal cards, post cards, printed matter, commercial papers and samples regardless of the route by which sent, also to letters despatched via England and France CANADA.

The postage rates applicable to matter mailed in the United States addressed to Canada are as follows:

Letters, two cents for each ounce or fraction of an ounce.

Postal cards and post cards, one cent.

Double postal cards (with paid reply), two cents.

Second-class matter (newspapers and periodicals), one cent for each 4 ounces or fraction thereof. No limit of weight.

Printed matter (except second-class), one cent for each 2 ounces or fraction thereof. Limit of weight 4 pounds 6 ounces, except for a single book.

Fourth-class matter -For packages weighing 4 ounces or less, one cent for each ounce or fraction of an ounce. For packages weighing over 4 ounces and not exceeding 4 pounds 6 ounces (except seeds, plants, etc.), twelve cents per pound or fraction of a pound.

Seeds, plants, etc., are subject to the rate of one cent an ounce.
Packages can not be insured, but may be registered.

Commercial papers and samples of merchandise may be mailed at the Postal Union postage rates and under the conditions applicable to such articles in foreign mails.

Sealed articles, other than letters in their usual and ordinary form, are unmailable. But unsealed packages may contain, in sealed receptacles, articles which can not be safely transmitted in unsealed receptacles; provided the contents of the closed receptacles are plainly visible or are precisely stated on the covers of the closed receptacles and with the packages so wrapped that the outer cover can be easily opened.

Prepayment of postage upon any article, except the reply half of a double postal card, can be effected only by means of United States postage stamps. Letters and postal cards will be despatched if prepaid one full rate of postage. Postage on other articles (except fourth-class matter) must be prepaid at least in part, and on fourth-class matter in full.

CUBA.

The postage rates applicable to matter mailed in the United States addressed to Cuba are as follows: Letters, two cents for each ounce or fraction of an ounce.

Postal cards and post cards, one cent.

Double post cards (with paid reply), two cents.

Second-class matter (uewspapers and periodicals), one cent for each 4 ounces or fraction thereof. No limit of weight.

Printed matter (except second-class), one cent for each 2 ounces or fraction thereof. weight 4 pounds 6 ounces, except for a single book.

Limit of

Fourth-class matter (except seeds, plants, etc.), for packages weighing 4 ounces or less one cent for each ounce or fraction of an ounce. For packages weighing over 4 ounces and not exceeding 4 pounds 6 ounces, twelve cents per pound or fraction of a pound.

Seeds, plants, etc., are subject to the rate of one cent for each two ounces or fraction thereof. Packages can not be insured, but may be registered.

Commercial papers and samples of merchandise may be mailed at the Postal Union postage rates and under the conditions applicable to such articles in foreign mails.

Liquids and fatty substances (except samples) are unmailable.

Sealed articles, other than letters in their usual and ordinary form, are unmailable. But unsealed packages may contain, in sealed receptacles, articles which can not be safely transmitted in unsealed receptacles; provided the contents of the closed receptacles are plainly visible or are precisely stated on the covers of the closed receptacles and with the packages so wrapped that the outer cover can be easily opened.

FOREIGN MAILS-Continued.

Prepayment of postage upon any article, except the reply half of a double postal card, can be eflected only by means of United States postage stamps. Letters and postal cards must be despatched whether prepaid or not. Postage on other articles (except fourth-class matter) must be prepaid at least in part, and on fourth-class matter in full.

MEXICO.

The postage rates applicable to matter mailed in the United States addressed to Mexico are as follows:

Letters, two cents for each ounce or fraction of an ounce.

Postal cards and post cards, one cent.

Double postal cards (with paid reply), two cents.

Second-class matter (newspapers and periodicals), one cent for each 4 ounces or fraction thereof. No limit of weight.

Printed matter (except second-class), one cent for each 2 ounces or fraction thereof. Limit of weight 4 pounds 6 ounces, except for a single book.

Fourth-class matter (except seeds, plants, etc.), for packages weighing 4 ounces or less, one cent for each ounce or fraction of an ounce. For packages weighing over 4 ounces and not exceeding 4 pounds 6 ounces, twelve cents per pound or fraction of a pound.

Parcels up to 11 pounds in weight may also be sent by foreign parcel post under the conditions stated in Circular 77.

Customs declarations must be attached to all parcels of fourth-class matter and all packages sent by foreign parcel post.

Seeds, plants. etc., are subject to the rate of one cent for each 2 ounces or fraction thereof.
Packages can not be insured, but may be registered.

Commercial papers and samples of merchandise may be mailed at the Postal Union postage rates and under the conditions applicable to such articles in foreign mails.

Sealed articles, other than letters in their usual and ordinary form, are unmailable. But unsealed packages may contain, in sealed receptacles, articles which can not be safely transmitted in unsealed receptacles; provided the contents of the closed receptacles are plainly visible or are precisely stated on the covers of the closed receptacles and with the packages so wrapped that the cover can be easily opened,

Prepayment of postage upon any article, except the reply half of a double postal card, can be effected only by means of United States postage stamps. Letters and postal cards will be despatched if prepaid one full rate of postage, Postage on other articles (except fourth-class matter) must be prepaid at least in part, and on fourth-class matter in full.

Matter addressed to Mexico must, in all cases, bear as part of the address the name of the State in which the city or town is located. For example, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico; not Acapulco, Mexico.

PANAMA.

The postage rates applicable to matter mailed in the United States addressed to the Republic of Panama are as follows:

Letters, two cents for each ounce or fraction of an ounce.

Postal cards and post cards, one cent.

Double postal cards (with paid reply), two cents.

Second-class matter (newspapers and periodicals), one cent for each 4 ounces or fraction thereof. No limit of weight.

Printed matter (except second-class), one cent for each 2 ounce or fraction thereof. Limit of weight 4 pounds 6 ounces, except for a single book.

Fourth-class matter (except seeds, plants, etc.), for packages weighing 4 ounces or less, one cent for each ounce or fraction of an ounce. For packages weighing over 4 ounces and not exceeding 4 pounds 6 ounces, twelve cents per pound or fraction of a pound.

Parcels up to 11 pounds in weight may also be sent by foreign parcel post, under the conditions stated in Circular 77.

Customs declarations must be attached to all parcels of fourth-class matter and all packages sent by foreign parcel post.

Seeds, plants, etc., are subject to the rate of one cent for each 2 ounces or fraction thereof.
Packages can not be insured, but may be registered.

Commercial papers and samples of merchandise may be mailed at the Postal Uuion postage rates and under the conditions applicable to such articles in foreign mails,

Liquids and fatty substances (except samples) are unmailable.

Sealed articles, other than letters in their usual and ordinary form, are unmailable. But unsealed packages may contain, in sealed receptacles, articles which can not be safely transmitted in unsealed receptacles; provided the contents of the closed receptacles are plainly visible or are precisely stated on the covers of the closed receptacles and with the packages so wrapped that the cover can be easily opened.

Prepayment of postage upon any article, except the reply half of a double postal card, can be effected only by means of United States postage stamps. Letters and postal cards must be despatched whether prepaid or not. Postage on other articles (except fourth class matter) must be prepaid at least in part, and on fourth-class matter in full.

SHANGHAI, CHINA.

Articles intended for delivery in the city of Shanghai, China, are subject to United States domestic postage rates and conditions, but letters specially addressed via Europe-Siberia are subject to the foreign rate. Certain matter may also be sent by Joreign parcel post.

UNITED STATES NAVAL VESSELS.

Mall matter for officers or members of the crews of United States vessels of war stationed abroad is subject to domestic postage rates and conditions. Packages of fourth-class matter exceeding 4 ounces in weight are subject to the rate of twelve cents for each pound or fraction of a pound when the vessels dre stationed in foreign waters. Articles should be addressed U. S. S. (name of vessel), care of Postmaster, New York, N. Y." and be fully prepaid. Mail so addressed will be forwarded to the vessels, whether at domestic or foreign ports. Express packages will not be received unless they conform to the postal regulations and are placed in the mail with the postage properly prepaid.

UNITED STATES NAVAL HOSPITAL, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN.

Mail for officers and men of the United States Navy in the United States Naval Hospital at Yokohama, is subject to domestic rates and conditions, the same as that for officers and men on U. S. naval vessels stationed abroad.

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