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The persons wliose lives are insured or to wliom
annuities are granted by the Postmaster-General,
have direct Government security for the payment of
the money at the proper time.
The Post Office of Glasgow receives proposals
for the insurance of lives and the purchase of
annuities ; and forms of proposal, with full instruc-
tions for filling up and delivering the same, as well
as every other necessary information, may be obtained
on application.
1. The charge for telegrams throughout the United
Kingdom is 6d. for the first 12 words, and ^d. for
every additional word. Addresses are charged for.
2. Postage stamps are used for the payment of
telegrams, and the public are required to affix them
to the message forms just as they are required
to affix them to letters.
3. Receipts for the charges on telegrams can be
obtained at a cost of 2d. each.
4. The telegram forms are of two kinds, namelj',
the " A 1 " form, embossed with a stamp, and the
"A" form (given gratis), with no stamp. The
"A 1 " forms may be purchased singly. They
may also be had in books of 20 forms, interleaved, and
with a sheet of carbonic paper, price 10s. 2d. per book.
5. When the terminal office, i.e., the office
nearest to the address, is a Head Post Office, the
amount paid for transmission covers the cost of de-
livery within one mile, or within the town postal
delivery of that office when the delivery extends more
than a mile. But when it is not a Head Post Office,
the message is delivered free within one mile
only. In Glasgow and other large towns the district
covered by the maximum iimnber of postal deliveries
is regarded as the town postal delivery.
6. When the address is beyond the free de-
livery, porterage is charged at the rate of 6d. per
mile, or part thereof, provided the whole distance
does not exceed three miles; but the charge is
calculated from the boundary of the district within
which no porterage is levied.
7. If the addressee resides at a greater distance
than three miles from the terminal office, porterage
is charged for delivery by mounted messenger at the
rate of Is. per mile, except in Ireland, where the
charge usually is 8d. per mile. The charge is
reckoned from the Office door.
8. The sender is responsible for the porterage;
and when the address is not within the free delivery,
he must, if practicable, state the distance and pay
the porterage in advance. When the exact distance
is not known, a deposit must be paid. Should the
sender undercalculate the charge the deficiency is
charged on delivery. If the sender pays too much,
the excess is refunded.
9. If the sender requires his telegram to be for-
warded by post or by train from the terminal office,
he must write the words "by post" or "by train"
(these words being charged for) at the end of the
address, and in the latter case he must pay the cost
or deposit Is. if the exact cost is not known.
10. If the telegram is to be posted to a place
abroad, he must write "post " (which will be
charged for) at the end of the address ; and must
prepay the postage. Thus a telegram of 25 words,
to be posted from London to Calcutta, via Brindisi,
should be marked "post London" and be prepaid
Is. 3d., viz., Is. Q^d. for telegraphing, and ^jd. for
11. A deposit for boat hire is required on every
telegram addressed to a ship (unless the ship be
lying along side a wharf, jetty, or pier). Any sur-
plus is refunded.
12. An embossed stamp which has been removed
from a spoiled and unused " A 1 " form will be
accepted in payment of a telegram ; but mutilated
or defaced stamps, or embossed stamps cut out from
envelopes, will not.
13. The sender should furnish his address to
enable the Department to communicate with him, if
necessary. When it is not to be telegraphed, it should
be written on the back of the form.
14. Telegrams can be repeated by being signalled
back from office to office. No copy of the telegram
is, in such case, given to the sender. The charge
for repetition is one half the ordinary tariff; fractions
of jd. being reckoned as ^d.
15. Telegrams containing mercantile quotations
or figures, and telegrams written in cypher, or accord-
ing to a preconcerted code, should always be repeated,
16. If the receiver of a telegram doubts its accu-
racy he may have it repeated by depositing half the
amount paid for its transmission to him. A fraction
of a halfpenny is reckoned as a halfpenny. Should he
require only a portion of the message to be repeated,
a payment must be made at the half rate sufficient to
cover the number of words embraced in the repetition.
The money will be refunded if it should turn out
that the telegram has been inaccurately transmitted.
The minimum charge for repetition (even of a single
word) is threepence.
17. The cost of a reply not exceeding forty-eight
words may be prepaid ; and a reply form will then
be delivered to the addressee, who will be at liberty
to send his reply, from any Telegraph Office, at
any time within two months. If the form be not
used, its value will be refunded to the sender of the
original telegram on his applying within two months
to the secretary. General Post Office, and on pro-
duction of the form. A reply form, however, need
not necessarily be used for the reply, but may be
used to prepay any message.
18. Telegrams re-du-ected to a second address
are liable, if any additional service is performed to
an additional charge of 6d. if the two addresses are
within the same town (each London Postal district
being considered, for this purpose, a separate town),
but if the addresses are in different towns the full
inland rate is charged for re-direction. In addition
to the amount chargeable for re-direction and porterage
on each re- transmitted telegram, a fee of £1 Is. per
annum is charged for the registration of special in-
structions as to the re-direction of telegrams after
office hours. Removals are registered, when this is
specially requested, for a period of one month ; and
no charge is made for the registration ; but in this
case also the telegrams are subject to the usual
charges for re- direction and porterage.
19. Copies of a telegram directed to more than
one person in the same free delivery are delivered
at a charge of twopence per copj', in addition to a
halfpenny for each word in the address of the copy.
Each London Postal District is regarded, for this
purpose, as forming a separate delivery.

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