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telegraph office, and also beyond the free delivery,
the charge for porterage would be Is.; if the distance
is above two miles and under three, Is. 6d.
9. If the addressee resides at a greater distance
than three miles from the terminal telegraph office,
porterage is charged on delivery by mounted messen-
ger at the rate of Is. per double mile, except in the
case of telegrams for Ireland, where the charge is
8d. per double mile.
10. If the sender requires his telegram to be for-
warded by post or by train from the terminal tele-
graph office, he must write the words " by post" or
''by train" on the message form in the space pro-
vided at the foot for that purpose.
11. A deposit of 5s. is required upon all telegrams
addressed to persons en board ship (unless the ship
be lying in the dock) to cover any expense incurred
in their delivery; but application can be made to the
Secretary for aDy surplus.
12. The sender of a telegram should state his ad-
dress with sufficient fulness to enable the Depart-
ment to communicate with him, if necessary; and
should he telegraph from a place that is not his
permanent residence, his permanent address should
be added.
13. Telegrams may be repeated at the request of
the sender, if he desires to adopt this extra security
against risk of error, by being re-signalled from each
office at which they are received to the office from
which they are forwarded. The charge for repeti-
tion is one half the ordinary tariff; fractions of
threepence being reckoned as twopence.
14. The cost of a reply to a telegram may be pre-
paid ; and a Prepaid Reply Pass will then be deli-
vered to the addressee, who will be at liberty to send
his reply, from any Postal Telegraph StatioD, at any
time within two months after the date of the original
15. Telegrams may be re-diiected fiom town to
town at an extra charge of one kalj'xhe ordinary tariff
(fractions of threepence being reckoned as twopence);
but in such cases they must not have been opened.
16. Persons who wish it may, without additional
charge, post either a stamped telegram card, or a
telegram form enclosed in an envelope, addressed
" Telegraph Office," in a wall or pillar box, or in the
letter-box of a Receiving Office or Sub- Office. Tele-
grams so posted are sent to the nearest Postal
Telegraph Office by the first collection from the
letter-box in which they are deposited, and are then
transmitted without delay. Care should be taken
that such telegrams are fully prepaid. Unpaid tele-
grams are not forwarded, and insufficiently prepaid
telegrams cause trouble and inconvenience to the
parties to whom they are sent as well as to the
17. Numbers expressed in figures in an inland
telegram are counted as so many words, according (o
the number of figures employed. For example, " 7 "
counts as one word, "12" a3 two words, "385"
as three words; and so on. Fractions are counted
according to the number of figures employed to ex-
press the quantity, one word being added for the bar
or mark of division between the numerator and de-
nominator — thus "^"counts as three words, "f "
as three words, " lG9f-" as six words.
18. 'When the sender of a telegram desires words
to be underlined, or placed in a parenthesis, or within
inverted commas, two extra words are charged for.
19. When the sender of a telegram desires that
special instructions, such as "private," "confiden-
tial," "to be opened at once," or the like, shall be
written on the envelope containiug the copy of the
message which is to be delivered to the addressee, he
must write the instructions on tke form immediately
after the address of the person to whom the message
is sent. These instructions are charged for as part
of the message.
20. When telegrams are addressed to a Postal
Telegraph Office to be called for, they are kept for
two clear days; and if no application be made for
them within that time, are sent to the Chief Office,
21. Telegrams for the re-direction of letters are
accepted at the ordinary rate of charge ; but the
sender must append his signature to the telegram,
otherwise it cannot be acted upon.
22. Telegrams which are indecently or obscenely
worded, or which appear to contain abusive, libellous,
or slanderous matter, will not be transmitted.
23. The Department is not liable for losses in-
curred through the incorrect transmission, delay, or
non-delivery of telegrams.
24. Telegraph offices are, as a rule, open from 8
a.m. to 8 p.m. on week days, and from 8 a.m. to 10
a.m. on Sundays. There are, however, offices in
several of the larger towns which are open for longer
periods. At the following offices in London and in
the country there is attendance continuously during
the day and night, both on week days and Sundays.
London Offices. — Central Telegraph Station,
St. Martin's-le- Grand, E.C. Victoria Station (Lon-
don, Chatham, and Dover Railway), S.W. Moor-
gate Street Buildings, EC. West Strand, W r .C.
Paddington Station (Gieat Western Railway Co's.
Office), W.
Country Offices. — England. — Birmingham,
Bristol, Cardiff, Chester, Derby, Dover (Pier Office),
Exeter, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, New-
castle-on-Tyne, Norwich, Peterborough, Plymouth,
Sheffield, Southampton, and Worcester.
Scotland. — Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, and
Ireland. — Belfast, Cork, Dublin, and Queenstown.
1. Application Forms. — The public are recom-
mended, when applying fir Money Orders, to use
printed " Application Forms," prepared expressly
for the purpose, and which are supplied gratuitously
at all Money Order Offices. These forms save time,
and afford greater security than verbal messages
against mistakes.
2. Commission. — The coxn.ission on Inland Money
Orders is : —
For sums under 10s.,
Of 10s. and under £1,
" 2,
" s,
" 4,
" 5,
" 6,
" 7,
" 8,
" 9,
X10 Orders,
- Id.
- 2d.
- 3d.
- 4d.
- 5d.
- 6d.
- 7d.
- 8d.
- 9d.
- lOd.
- lid.
- Is.

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