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route are fo warded by the routs ininediately f.'How-
iDg the na ne of the place in ihe Table of Colonial
and Foreign Postage.
§ 1. Letters for Aden and India are sent by
the first mail despatched by Briii>h l^acket either
via Brindiii or via Southamption, according to
the route indicated by the postag'; letters for
Biirneo, Ceylon, China, Japin, Java, Labuan,
Penang, Philippine Islands, and Singapore are sent
by the first packet, wheiher British or French,
according to the route indicated by the postage.
§ 2. Letters lor Canada posted after the despatch
of the mail by Canadian Packet on Thursday, are
forwarded via the United States on Saturday. Leite s
for Canada are also forwarded on Tuesday if spec. ally
addres.sed "via United States."
§ 3. Letters, &c., for New Brunswick, Nova Scotia,
and Prince Edward Island, posted after the despatch
of the mail via Halifax, are forwarded by the Cana-
diaa Packet on Thursdays.
§ 4. Letters for the Argentine Confederation
and Uruguay are sent in the first mail despatched
by British or French Packet after the time of posting.
Those for Brazil, Hayii, the United States of Col-
ombia, and Venezuela are sent by the first packet
via Southampton, or via Liverpool ; those for Cuba
are sent in the mail via France, if that be the first
mail despatched after the time of posting; and those
for Mexico by the first packet via Southampton, via
Liverpool, or via France.
10. Letters for Brazil, Monte Video, Peru, and
Chill, if specially directed " by Supplementary Mail
via Bordeaux, " and posted in time for despatch from
London by the Day Mail of Friday, will in due course
overtake at Bordeaux the Packet despatched from
Liverpool on the previous Wednesday. The pos age
via Bordeaux is the same as via Liverpool.
11. Letters for such places in Turkey and Asia
Minor as have no Austrian Post Office should be
addressed to the care of an agent residing in the
nearest port at which an Au-sirian Post Office has
been established.* It is rt commended also that any
letters for Erz^roum and other parts of tht- interior of
Armenia, or for Persia, be addressed to the care of
some agent at Sarasoun or Trebizond, to be for-
warded to their detinition. Letteis for places in
the Persian Gulf are forwarded via Bombay if
specially directed by thtit route, and prepaid the rates
of postage for Bonjbay.
12 Letters for Russia should have the name of the
town added in either English, Fieoth, or Geiman;
and if for the smaller towns in Russia, th*^y should
bear as a pait of 'heir add i ess the name of the pro-
vince or guveinment in wh'ch they are situated.
(3.) Inland NeiDspapers.
1 Under the "Post Office Act, 1870," any
publication fulfilling the conditions hereafter named
can, upon payment of an annual fee of 5s., be regis-
* Austrian Post Offices liave been established at Adri
anople, Antivari, Beyrovit, Bouvgas, Calfa, Candia. Canea,
Cavalla, Chio (Tchesme), Constantinople, Dardanelles,
D^de-Agatsch, Durazzo, Gallipoli, Ineboli, Jaflfa, Janina,
Jerusalem, Kustendjie, Lagos, Lariiaka, Mitylene,
Philippopel, Piatra, Prevesa, Ketinio, Rhodes, Rntschuk,
Salonica, Samsoun, Santi Quaranta, Seres, Smyrna, Sofia,
Suhna, Tchernavoda, Teiiedos, Trebizond, Tultscha,
Valona, Varna, Volo, Wldditi,
tTed at the General Post office to pass within the.
United Kingdom as a netospaper for a postage df one
ha'fpeony. Witln ut such registration no news-
paper is entitled to be sent through the post at less
than the book rate of postage.
2. Definition of a newspaper: —
§ 1. The publication must consist wholly or in
great part of political or other news, or of ariicles
relating thereto, or to other current topics, wiih or
without advertisements.
§ 2. It must be printed and publishel in the
United Kingdom, mu-t be published in numbers at
intervals of not more than seven days, and must be
printed on a sheet or sheets ui stitched.
§ 3. The full title and daie of publication must be
printed at the top of the fi st page, and the whole
or part of the title and the date of publication at the
top of every subsequent page; and this regulation
applie-? to "Tables of Contents" and ''Indices."
3. Definition of a supplement.
§ 4. A supplement must consist v^^holly or in
great part of matter like that of a newspaper, or of
advertisements, printed on a sheet or sheets, or on
a piece or pieces of paper, unstitched; or wholly or
in part of engravings, prints, or lithographs illustra-
tive of ar;icles in the new.spaper. The supplement
must in every case be published with the newspaper,
and must have the title and date of publication of
the newspaper prin ed at the top of every page; or,
if it consists of engravings, prints, or lithographs
at the top of every sheet or side.
4. Registration for inland circulatioa includes
registration for transmission abroad.
5. For each inland newspaper, whether posted
singly or in a packet, the pos' age, when prepaid, is
one halfpenny; but a packet containing two or more
registered newspapers is not chargeable with a high'-r
rate of postage than would be chargeable on a book
packet of the same weight, viz., one halfpenny fur
every 2 oz. or part of that weight.
6. A newspaper posted unpaid, or a packet of
newspapers posted either unpaid or insufficiently paid,
is treated as an unpaid or insufficiently paid book
packet of the same weight.
7. The postage must be prepaid either by an
adhesive stamp, or by the use of a stamped wrapper.
8. No newspaper can now be sent through the
post a second time for the original postage. For
each transmission a fresh postage is required.
9. Every newspaper must be posted either without
a cover (in which case it must not be fastened,
whether by means of gum, wafer, se-ling wax, postage
stamp, or otherwise) or in a cover entirely open »t
both ends, so as to admit of easy removal for ex-
amination.* If this rule be infringed, the newspaper
is treated as a letter.
10. Every newspaper must be so folded as to admit
of the title being readily inspected.
11. A newspaper, or packet of newspapers, which
contains any enclosure except supplements, is charg- d
as a letter, unless the enclosure be such as might be
sent at the book rate of postage, and the enti e
packet be sufficiently prepaid as a book packet, in
which case it is allowed to pass.
I » In order that no failure may occur in the delivery of
newspapers through the covers becoming detached, it is
I recommended that the addresses be written on exposed
I parts of the newspapers themselves as well as on tU?
; covers.

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