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no other class of mail matter) will be returned to the sender free, if a request to that effect is printed or written on the envelope or wrapper. The limit of weight is four pounds except for a single book. Prepaid letters will be forwarded from one post-office to another upon the written request of the person addressed, without additional charge for postage. The direction on forwarded letters may be changed as many times as may be necessary to reach the person addressed.

Second-Class Matter.-This class includes all newspapers and periodicals exclusively in print that have been Entered as second-class matter," and are regularly issued at stated intervals as frequently as four times a year, from a known office of publication and mailed by the publishers or newsagents to actual subscribers or to news agents for sale, and newspapers and publications of this class mailed by persons other than publishers, Publications having the characteristics of books and such as are not subscribed for on account of their merits, but because of other inducements, are not eligible to second class privileges. Also periodical publications of benevolent and fraternal societies, organized under the lodge system and having a membership of a thousand persons, and the publications of strictly professional, literary, historical, and scientific societies, and incorporated institutions of learning, trade unions, etc., provided only that these be published at stated intervals not less than four times a year, and that they be printed on and be bound in paper. Publishers who wish to avail themselves of the privileges of the act are required to make formal application to the department through the postmaster at the place of publication, producing satisfactory evidence that the organizations, societies, and institutions represented come within the purview of the law, and that the object of the publications is to further the objects and purposes of the organizations.

Rates of postage to publishers, one cent a pound or fractional part thereof, prepaid in currency. Publications designed primarily for advertising or free circulation, or not having a legitimate list of subscribers, are excluded from the pound rate, and pay the third-class rate.

Second-class publications must possess legitimate subscription lists equalling 50 per cent. of the number of copies regularly issued and circulated by mail or otherwise. Unless they do pound-rate privileges are revoked or withheld.

Whenever the general character and manner of issue of a periodical publication is changed in the interest of the publisher, or of advertisers or other persons, by the addition of unusual quantities of advertisements, or of matter different from that usually appearing in the publication, or calculated to give special prominence to some particular business or businesses, or otherwise-especially where large numbers of copies are circulated by or in the interest of particular persons-the second-class rates of postage will be denied that issue; and if there be repeated instances of such irregularities, the publication will be excluded from the mails as second-class matter.

Such Christmas, "New Year's," and other special issues, including "Almanacs," as are excluded from second-class privileges by the terms above specified may be transmitted by mail only when prepaid by postage stamps at the rate applicable to third-class matter-one cent for each two ounces or fraction thereof.

Publications sent to actual subscribers in the county where published are free, unless mailed for delivery at a letter-carrier office.

Rates of postage on second-class newspapers, magazines, or periodicals, mailed by others than the publishers or news agents, one cent for each four ounces or fraction thereof. It should be observed that the rate is one cent for each four ounces, not one cent for each paper contained in the same wrapper. This rate applies only when a complete copy is mailed. Parts of second-class publications or partial or incomplete copies are third-class matter. Second-class matter will be entitled to special delivery when special delivery stamps (or ten cents in ordinary stamps and the words "Special Delivery placed on the wrapper) are affixed in addition to the regular postage.

Second-class matter must be so wrapped as to enable the postmaster to inspect it. The sender's name and address may be written in them or on the wrapper, also the words sample copy," or marked copy. Typographical errors in the text may be corrected, but any other writing subjects the matter to letter postage.

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Third-Class Matter.-Mail matter of the third class includes printed books, pamphlets, engravings, circulars in print (or by the hectograph, electric-pen, or similar process when at least twenty identical copies, separately addressed, are mailed at post-office windows at one time), and other matter wholly in print, proof sheets, corrected proof sheets, and manuscript copy accompanying the same.

The rate on matter of this class is one cent for each two ounces or fraction thereof payable by stamps affixed, unless 2,000 or more identical pieces are mailed under special permit when the postage at that rate may be paid in money.

Manuscript unaccompanied by proof-sheets must pay letter rates.

Third-class matter must admit of easy inspection, otherwise it will be charged letter rates on delivery. It must be fully prepaid, or it will not be despatched. New postage must be prepaid for forwarding to a new address or returning to senders.

The limit of weight is four pounds, except single books in separate packages, on which the weight is not limited. It is entitled, like matter of the other classes, to special delivery when special delivery stamps are affixed in addition to the regular postage, or when ten cents in ordinary stamps are affixed in addition to the regular postage and the words Special Delivery" are placed on the wrapper.

Upon matter of the third class, or upon the wrapper or envelope inclosing the same, or the tag or label attached thereto, the sender may write his own name, occupation, and residence or business address, preceded by the word "from," and may make marks other than by written words to call attention to any word or passage in the text, and may correct any typographical errors. There may be placed upon the blank leaves or cover of any book, or printed matter of the thirdclass, a simple manuscript dedication or inscription not of the nature of a personal correspondence. Upon the wrapper or envelope of third-class matter, or the tag or label attached thereto, may be printed any matter mailable as third-class, but there must be left on the address side a space sufficlent for the legible address and necessary stamps.

Fourth-Class Matter.-Fourth-class matter is all mailable matter not included in the three preceding classes which is so prepared for mailing as to be easily withdrawn from the wrapper and examined. It embraces merchandise and samples of every description, and coin or specie.

Rate of postage, one cent for each ounce or fraction thereof (except seeds, roots, bulbs, cuttings, scions, and plants, the rate on which is one cent for each two ounces or fraction thereof). This matter must be fully prepaid, or it will not be despatched. Postage must be paid by stamps affixed, unless 2,000 or more identical pieces are mailed at one time when the postage at that rate may be paid in money. New postage must be prepaid for forwarding or returning. The affixing of special delivery

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ten-cent stamps in addition to the regular postage entitles fourth-class matter to special delivery. (See remarks under first-class matter.")

Articles of this class that are liable to injure or deface the mails, such as glass, sugar, needles, nails, pens, etc., must be first wrapped in a bag, box, or open envelope and then secured in another outside tube or box, made of metal or hard wood, without sharp corners or edges, and having a sliding clasp or screw lid, thus securing the articles in a double package. The public should bear in mind that the first object of the department is to transport the mails safely, and every other interest is made subordinate.

Such articles as poisons, explosives, or inflammable articles, live or dead animals, insects, fruits or vegetable matter liable to decomposition, or substances exhaling a bad odor will not be forwarded in any case.

Firearms may only be sent when it is apparent that they are harmless.

The regulations respecting the mailing of liquids are as follows: Liquids, not ardent, vinous, spirituous, or malt, and not liable to explosion, spontaneous combustion, or ignition by shock or jar, and not inflammable (such as kerosene, naphtha, or turpentine), may be admitted to the mails for transportation within the United States. Samples of altar or communion wine are mailable. When in glass bottles or vials, such bottles or vials must be strong enough to stand the shock of handling in the mails, and must be inclosed in a metal, wooden, or papier-mache block or tube, not less than three-sixteenths of an inch thick in the thinnest part, strong enough to support the weight of mails piled in bags and resist rough handling; and there must be provided, between the bottle and said block or tube, a cushion of cotton, felt, or some other absorbent sufficient to protect the glass from/ shock in handling; the block or tube to be impervious to liquids, including oils, and closed by a tightly fitting lid or cover, so adjusted as to make the block or tube water tight and to prevent the leakage of the contents in case of breaking of the glass. When inclosed in a tin cylinder, metal case, or tube, such cylinder, case, or tube should have a lid or cover so secured as to make the case or tube water tight, and should be securely fastened in a wooden or papier-mache block (open only at one end), and not less in thickness and strength than above described. Manufacturers or dealers intendIng to transmit articles or samples in considerable quantities should submit a sample package, showIng their mode of packing, to the postmaster at the mailing office who will see that the conditions of this section are carefully observed. The limit of admissible liquids and oils is not exceeding four ounces, liquid measure."

Limit of weight of fourth-class matter (excepting liquids and single books), four pounds.

The name and address of the sender, preceded by the word "from," also any marks, numbers, names, or letters for the purpose of description, such as prices, quantity etc., may be written on the wrapper of fourth-class matter without additional postage charge. A request to the delivering postmaster may also be written asking him to notify the sender in case the package is not delivered.

Third or Fourth Class Matter Mailable Without Stamps.-Under special permits postage may be paid in money for third or fourth class matter mailed in quantities of 2,000 or more identical pieces. For information concerning the regulations governing such mailings inquiry should be made of the postmaster.

Registration. -All kinds of postal matter may be registered at the rate of eight cents for each package in addition to the regular rates of postage, to be fully prepaid by stamps. Each package must bear the name and address of the sender, and a receipt will be returned from the person to whom addressed. Mail matter can be registered at all post-offices in the United States.

An indemnity-not to exceed $25 for any one registered piece, or the actual value of the piece, if it is less than $25 shall be paid for the loss of first-class registered matter.

Domestic Money Orders. -Domestic money orders are issued by money-order post-offices for any amount up to $100, at the following rates:

For sms not exceeding $2.50, 3 cents; over $2.50 to $5, 5 cents; over $5 to $10, 8 cents; over $10 to $20, 10 cents; over $20 to $30, 12 cents; over $30 to $40. 15 cents; over $40 to $50, 18 cents; over $50 to $60. 20 cents; over $60 to $75, 25 cents; over $75 to $100, 30 cents.

Stamped Envelopes. Embossed stamped envelopes and newspaper wrappers of several denominations, sizes and colors are kept on sale at post-offices, singly or in quantities, at a small advance on the postage rate. Stamps cut from stamped envelopes are valueless; but postmasters are authorized to give good stamps for stamped envelopes or newspaper wrappers that may be spoiled in directing, if presented in a substantially whole condition.

All matter concerning lotteries, gift concerts, or schemes devised to defraud the public, or for the purpose of obtaining money under false pretences, is denied transmission in the mails.

Applications for the establishment of post-offices should be addressed to the First Assistant Postmaster-General, accompanied by a statement of the necessity therefor. Instructions will then be given and blanks furnished to enable the petitioners to provide the department with the necessary information.

The franking privilege was abolished July 1, 1873. but the following mail matter may be sent free by legislative saving clauses, viz.:

1. All public documents printed by order of Congress, the Congressional Record and speeches contained therein, franked by Members of Congress, or the Secretary of the Senate, or Clerk of the House. 2. Seeds transmitted by the Secretary of Agriculture. or by any Member of Congress, procured from that Department.

3. Letters and packages relating exclusively to the business of the Government of the United States, mailed only by officers of the same, and letters and parcels mailed by the Smithsonian Institution. All these must be covered by specially printed "penalty envelopes or labels.

4. The Vice-President, Members and Members-elect and Delegates and Delegates-elect to Congress may frank any mail matter to any Government official or to any person correspondence, not over four ounces in weight, upon official or departmental business.

All communications to Government officers and to Memoers of Congress are required to be prepaid by stamps.

Suggestions to the Public (from the United States Official Postal-Guide).-Mail all letters, etc.. as early as practicable, especially when ent in large numbers, as is frequently the case with newspapers and circulars.

All mail matter at large post-offices is necessarily handled in great haste and should therefore in al cases be so PLAINLY addressed as to leave NO ROOM FOR DOUBT AND NO EXCUSE FOR ERROR ON the part of postal employes, Names of states should be written in full (or their abbreviations vary

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distinctly written) in order to prevent errors which arise from the similarity of such abbreviations as Cal., Cof.; Pa., Va., Vt.; Me., Mo., Md.; Ioa., Ind.; N. H., N. M., N. Y., N. J., N. C., D. C.; Miss., Minn., Mass.; Nev., Neb.; Penn., Tenn., etc., when hastily or carelessly written. This is especially necessary in addressing mail matter to places of which the names are borne by several post-offices in different States.

Avoid as much as possible using envelopes made of flimsy paper, especially where more than one sheet of paper, or any other article than paper, is inclosed. Being often handled. and even in the mailbags subject to pressure, such envelopes not infrequently split open, giving cause of complaint.

Never send money or any other article of value through the mail except either by means of a money order or in a registered letter. Any person who sends money or jewelry in an unregistered letter not only runs a risk of losing his property, but exposes to temptation every one through whose hands his letter passes, and may be the means of ultimately bringing some clerk or letter-carrier to ruin.

See that every letter or package bears the full name and post-office address of the writer, in order to secure the return of the letter, if the person to whom it is directed cannot be found. A much larger portion of the undelivered letters could be returned if the names and addresses of the senders were always fully and plainly written or printed inside or on the envelopes. Persons who have large correspondence find it most convenient to use "special request envelopes;" but those who only mail an occasional letter can avoid much trouble by writing a request to return if not delivered," etc., on the envelope.

When dropping a letter, newspaper, etc., into a street mailing-box, or into the receptacle at a post-office, always see that the packet falls into the box and does not stick in its passage: observe, also, particularly, whether the postage stamps remain securely in their places.

Postage stamps should be placed on the upper right-hand corner of the address side of all mail

matter.

The street and number (or box number) should form a part of the address of all mail matter directed to cities. In most cities there are many persons, and even firms, bearing the same name. Before depositing any package or other article for mailing, the sender should assure himself that it is wrapped and packed in the manner prescribed by postal regulations; that it does not contain unmailable matter nor exceed the limit of weight as fixed by law; and that it is fully prepaid and properly addressed. The postage stamps on all mail matter are necessarily cancelled at once, and the value of those affixed to packages that are afterward discovered to be short-paid or otherwise unmailable is therefore liable to be lost to the senders.

It is unlawful to send an ordinary letter by express or otherwise outside of the mails unless it be inclosed in a Government-stamped envelope. It is also unlawful to inclose a letter in an express package unless it pertains wholly to the contents of the package.

It is forbidden by the regulations of the Post-Office Department for postmasters to give to any person information concerning the mail matter of another, or to disclose the name of a box-holder at a post-office.

Letters addressed to persons temporarily sojourning in a city where the Free Delivery System is in operation should be marked Transient or General Delivery," if not addressed to a street and number or some other designated place of delivery.

Foreign books, etc., infringing United States copyright are undeliverable if received in foreign mails, or mailed here.

The foregoing rates, rules, and suggestions apply to postal matters in the United States.

Foreign Mails.

POSTAGE RATES AND CONDITIONS.

THE rates of postage to all foreign countries and colonies, including Newfoundland (except Canada, Cuba, Mexico, Panama, and Shanghai, China), 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......

3 cents.

2 cents. 1 cent.

5 cents.

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.

Letters, per ounce, prepayme. compulsory..

Postal cards, each.

1 cent. 2 cents. 1 cent.

8 cents.

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 Porto Rico, Guam, Philippine Islands, Cuba, **Canal Zone," Republic of Panama, Tutuila, and Hawaii and Shanghai City.

CANADA.

Newspapers, per 4 ounces...

Merchandise (not exceeding 4 pounds 6 ounces), per ounce.....
Samples of merchandise, same as to other Postal Union countries.
Commercial papers, same as to other Postal Union countries.
Registration fee.

2 cents.

1 cent.

1 cent. 1 cent.

8 cents.

Any article of correspondence may be registered. Packages of merchandise are subject to the regulations of either country to prevent violations of the revenue laws; must not be closed against inspection, and must be so wrapped and inclosed as to be easily examined. Samples must not exceed 12 onnees in weight. No sealed packages other than letters in their usual and ordinary form may be snchy mail to Canada,

U. S. NAVAL VESSELS.

Mail matter for officers or members of the crew of United States vessels of war stationed abroad is subject to domestic postage rates and conditions. Articles should be addressed U. S. S. (name of

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Vessel), care of Postmaster, New York, N. Y." and be fully prepaid. Mail so addressed will be forwarded to the vessels. Express packages will not be received at the post-office unless they conform to the Postal Begulations and are placed in the mail with the postage properly prepaid.

SHANGHAI, CHINA. Domestic postage rates and conditions apply to articles addressed for delivery in the City of Shanghai, but for other places in China the Universal Postal Union (foreign) rates apply.

MEXICO.

Letters, newspapers, and printed matter are now carried between the United States and Mexico at same rates as in the United States. Samples, 2 cents for first 4 ounces, and 1 cent for each additional 2 ounces; limit of weight, 12 ounces, Merchandise other thau samples should be sent by Parcels Post. No sealed packages other than letters in their usual and ordinary form may be sent by mail to Mexico, nor any package over 4 pounds 6 ounces in weight, except Parcels Post packages to certain cities. (See Parcels Post.).

SAMPLES.

Packets of samples of merchandise are admissible up to 12 ounces in weight, and the following dimensions apply to all Postal Union countries: 12 inches in length, 8 inches in width, and 4 inches in depth, or if they are in the form of a roli, 12 inches in length and 6 inches in diameter. Merchandise of salable value and goods not in execution of orders, or as gilts, must be paid at full letter rate, unless sent by Parcels Post to the countries with which Parcels Post exchange is maintained.

PARCELS POST.

Unsealed packages of mailable merchandise may be sent by Parcels Post to Bermuda, Jamaica, Turk's Island, Barbados, the Bahamas, British Honduras, Mexico, the Leeward Islands (Antigua, St. Kitts, Nevis, Anquila, Dominica, Montserrat aud Virgin Islands), Colombia, Costa Rica, Salvador, British Guiana, Danish West Indies (St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John) and the Windward Islands (St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, and the Grenadines), Trinidad, including Tobago, Venezuela (Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru and Chile, 20 cents per pound), Newloundland, Honduras (Republic of), Germany, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Norway, Japan, including Korea and Formosa Island, Hong Kong, Belgium, Great Britain and Ireland, and Australia, Denmark, Sweden and China (the following places only: Amoy, Canton, Cheefoo, Foochow, Haihow, Hankow, Hong Kong, Liu Kung Tau, Ningpo, Shanghai, Swatow, Changsha, Chinklang, Hangchow, Nanking, Newchwang, Peking, Shanghaik van, Shasi, Soochow, Sungchin, Taiya, Tien- Tsin and Wuchang), and Manchuria, the following places only; Antoken (Antung), Chosbun (Changchun), Dairen (Talien or Dalney), Daisekkio (Tashichiao), Daitoko (Tatungko), Furantea (Pulantien), Gaboten (Wafantien), Gaihal (Kaiping), Ginkaton (Newchatun), Hishiko (Pitguwo), Honkeiko (Penhsil), Hoten (Mukden), Howojio (Fenghueangcheng). Kaigen (Kaivuen), Kanjoshi (Koantchensi), Kaijio (Haichaeng), Kinshu (Chinchow), Koshurei (Kungchuling), Renzankan (Lienshankuan), Riojun (Port Arthur), Rioyo (Liaoyang), Riujuton (Llushutun), Senkinsai (Chienchinsai), Shineigai (Ssupingchiel), Shinminfu (Shingningfu), Shoto (Changtu), Sobyoshi (Shuangmiaotzu), Sokaho (Tsaohokaw), Sokaton (Suchiatum), Tetsurel (Tiehling), Taikozan (Takushan), Yendai (Yentai), Yugakujio (Hsiungyo cheng), atthe following postage rate: For a parcel not exceeding one pound in weight, 12 cents; for each additional pound or fraction thereof, 12 cents. The maximum weight allowed is eleven pounds -except that to certain places in Mexico and to all parts of Germany, Norway, Hong Kong, Japan, Belgium, Great Britain and Ireland, and Australia, Denmark, Sweden, China (the places mentioned above), the limit is 4 pounds 6 ounces, and the value of parcels for these countries and Ecuador, Peru, must not exceed $50-the extreme dimensions allowed for Mexico, Costa Rica, and Colombia. being two feet length by four feet girth, and for the other countries not more than three feet six inches in length, nor more than six feet in length and girth combined, Parcels must be wrapped so as to permit their contents to be easily examined by postmasters. Liquids, poisonous, explosive, and inflammable substances are excluded. Parcels may be registered for 8 cents each to any of the above places, except Barbados and Great Britain and Ireland.

A Customs declaration (furnished on application at any post-office) must be attached to any Parcels Post package. Parcels for Salvador must have two declarations, and parcels for Venezuela three declarations attached.

Rates and conditions to countries not in the Universal Postal Union are now the same as those to Universal Postal Union countries.

GENERAL RECULATIONS RESPECTING FOREIGN MAILS.

Postage can be prepaid upon articles only by means of the postage stamps of the country in which the articles are mailed. Hence articles mailed in one country addressed to another country which bear postage stamps of the country to which they are addressed are treated as if they had no postage stamps attached to them.

Unpaid letters received from the Postal Union and insufficiently prepaid correspondence of all kinds is chargeable with double the amount of the deficient postage.

Matter to be sent in the mails at less than letter rates must be so wrapped that it can be readily examined at the office of delivery, as well as the mailing office, without destroying the wrapper.

Newspapers and periodicals sent in the mails to foreign countries other than those of the Postal Union should be wrapped singly. Those sent by publishers to regular subscribers in Canada, Cuba, Mexico, and Panama are transmissible as in domestic mails, except that packages addressed to Mexico, Cuba, and Panama must not exceed 4 pounds 6 ounces in weight.

The United States two-cent postal card should be used for card correspondence with foreign countries (except Canada, Cuba, Mexico, and Panama, to which countries the one-cent card is transmissible), but where these cards cannot be obtained, it is allowable to use for this purpose the United States one-cent postal card with a one-cent United States adhesive postage stamp attached thereto. Private cards can now be used if conforming in size, etc., to Government cards, such cards should bear the words "post card. ''

Mall matter of all kinds received from any country of the Postal Union is required to be reforwarded at the request of the addressee. from one post-office to another, and in the case of articles other than Parcels Post packages, to any foreign country embraced in the Postal Union, without additional charge for postage.

All articles prohibited from domestic mails are also excluded from circulation in the mails to and

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from foreign countries, warded, being prohibited.

Postal cards or letters addressed to go around the world will not be for

The act of March 3, 1883, imposes a duty of 25 per cent. ad valorem on all printed matter not therein otherwise provided for, without regard to mode of importation. Under said act all printed matter, except newspapers and periodicals, and except printed matter other than books imported in the mails for personal use, is subject to the regular duty of 25 per cent, ad valorem,

FOREIGN (INTERNATIONAL) MONEY ORDERS,

When payable in Switzerland, New Zealand, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, Japan, Denmark, Orange River Colony, Netherlands, the Bahamas, Trinidad, Austria, Hungary, Bermuda. Luxembourg, Chile, Egypt, Bolivia, Mexico, Liberia, Costa Rica, Peru, Transvaal, Germany, Hong Kong, Portugal, and Apfa, the charge is as follows:

For order not exceeding $10, 8 cents; not exceeding $30, 15 cents; over $30 and $50, 25 cents; over $50 and not exceeding over $70 and not exeding $80, 40 cents; not exceeding $100, 50 cents.

When payable in any other foreign country, the charge is as follows: For order not exceeding $10, 10 cents over $10 and not exceeding $20, 20 cents; over $20 and not exceeding $30, 30 cents: over $30 and not exceeding $40, 40 cents; over $40 and not exceeding $50, 50 cents; over $50 and not exceeding $60, 60 cents; over $60 and not exceeding $70, 70 cents; over $70 and not exceeding $80, 80 cents; over $80 and not exceeding $90, 90 cents; over $90 and not exceeding $100. $1.

The maximum amount for which a money order may be drawn payable in Cape Colony is $100. There is no limitation to the number of international orders that may be issued, in one day, to a remitter, in favor of the same payee.

Domestic rates and regulations apply to money orders for Canada, Cuba, Hawaii, Newfoundland, Porto Rico, and the Philippine Islands, also Windward Islands, Jamaica, and Leeward Islands, British Honduras, British Guiana. Canal Zone (Isthmus of Panama), Tutuila (Samoa), United States Postal Agency at Shanghai (China), Virgin Islands, and Guam,

Distances and Postai Time from New York City.

TIME of transit of mails, as indicated by the Official Postal Guide, showing the time in transit from New York City between depot and depot. Subject to alteration consequent upon changes in time tables and connections.

·CITIES IN UNITED STATES. Miles. Hours. CITIES IN UNITED STATES. Miles. Hours. CITIES IN UNITED STATES. Miles, Hours,

Albany, N. Y..
Atlanta, Ga..
Baltimore, Md.
Bismarck, N. Dak..
Boise, Idaho.
Boston, Mass.
Buffalo, N. Y....
Cape May, N. J...
Carson City, Nev...
Charleston, S. C.
Chattanooga, Tenn.
Cheyenne, Wyo.
Chicago, Ill.

142

882
188

1,738

2,736

217

410

172 3.036 804

853 1,899

900

744

568

624

292

1,957

1,930

1,257

over $10 and not exceeding $20, 10 cents; over $20 and not exceeding $40, 20 cents; over $40 and not exceeding $60, 30 cents; over $60 and not exceeding $70, 35 cents: over $80 and not exceeding $90, 45 cents; over $90 and

3 Detroit, Mich. 244 Galveston, Tex. 6 Harrisburg, Pa. 60% Hartford, Ct.... 92% Helena, Mont.

5

6 Hot Springs, Ark..
9% Indianapolis, Ind...
Jacksonville, Fla...
1094 Kansas City, Mo....
214 Louisville, Ky..
Memphis, Tenn..
Milwaukee, Wis.
Montgomery, Ala..
Montpelier, Vt...
19% New Orleans, La..
20 Omaha, Neb.

32
54

23

23

Bangkok, Siam, via San Francisco.
Bangkok. Siam, via London....

Batavia, Java, ría London
Berlin.....

Bombay, via London.

Bremen

9% Philadelphia, Pa..
65 Pittsburgh, Pa...
61% Portland, Me.
37%

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Buenos Ayres.

Calcutta, via London
Cape Town, via London
Constantinople, via London...
Fiorence, via London.
Glasgow

Cincinnati, O..
Cleveland, O.

Columbus, O
Concord, N. H.
Deadwood, S. Dak..
Denver, Col..
Des Moines, Ia.

DISTANCES AND MAIL TIME TO FOREIGN CITIES FROM THE CITY OF NEW YORK.

BY POSTAL ROUTE TO

BY POSTAL ROUTE TO

Adelaide, via San Francisco.

Alexandria, via London

Hong Kong, vía San Francisco....
Honolulu, via San Francisco..
Liverpool
London.

.

Amsterdami,
Antwerp,

..
44
64

Athens,

Madrid, via London

Bahia, Brazil.

Manila, via San Francisco.
Melbourne, via San Francisco.
Mexico City (railroad).
Panama
Paris

Rio de Janeiro.
Rome, via London
Rotterdam, via London.

Miles. Days.

12.845 34
6,150 13
3,95 9

4,000 9
5,655 12
21
12.990 43
13,125 41
12,800 34
9
9,765 24

8 8,045 29 11.120 26 11.245 27 5.810 11 4.800 10 3.370 10 7 646 2 9

5,870

182

112

4

89

55
23

743 21 Portland, Ore..
1,789 56% Prescott, Ariz.
6 Providence, R. I.
Richmond, Va.
St. Louis, Mo..
St. Paul, Minn.
Salt Lake City, Utah.
30 San Francisco, Cal...
384 Santa Fé. N. Mex....
30 Savannah, Ga.......
40 Tacoma, Wash..
294 Topeka, Kan...
26 Trenton, N, J..
104 Vicksburg, Miss....
32 Vinita, Ind. Ter....
Washington, D. C...
Wheeling, W. Va
Wilmington, Del....
Wilmington, N. C...

2.423
1,367

808
1,077
1,302

854 1,163 985 1,057 327 1.344

1,383

90

431

325

43
3
13
12

3,181 114 2,794 94 189 5 11144 29

87

716

St. Petersburg, via London.
San Juan, Porto Rico....
Shanghai, via San Francisco.
Shanghai, via London...
Stockholm, via London.
Sydney, via San Francisco,
Valparaiso, via Panania.
Vienna....

344
1.048
1,300

2,462
3,250

2,173

905

8,209

1,870

67

1,288

1,412
228

496

117

593

105 82

26

102

48

2

50

42

6 1434

5

20

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Greytown, via New Orleans.

Halifax, N. S.

Hamburg......

Havane................................................

2.-15

4,820
1,866

Yokohama, via San Francisco.

14 745 45

4.975 10 11,570 21 5,915 37 4.740 10 7,048 20

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