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POST OFFICE EEGULATIOlSrS.
may be, of a telegram to any destination. If the
addressee do not use the reply form of an Extra-
European telegram, or if the charge for the reply is
less than the amount prepaid, the cost of the reply or
the balance, as the case may be, will be returned to
the sender on application to the post office within three
months. The addressee must, in the fonner ease,
return the form with his application. In the case of
European telegrams, no allowance is made when the
charge for the reply is less than the amount pre-
paid, and the amount prepaid for a reply is not re-
funded.
13. The sender can have his telegi-am repeated
from office to office by paying over and above the
charge for the original transmission a quarter of that
charge. If the telegram is for one of those countries
for which there is a minimum charge per telegram,
the lowest charge will be the minimum charge plus
one quarter of the mioimum charge. In that case
"T C," which is charged for as one word, must be
inserted immediately before the receiver's address.
14. Repetition is desirable for all telegrams in
secret language.
15. On payment of a charge equal to the inland
i-ate, the sender of a telegram can have it repeated
between the office of origin and the office in Great
Britain at which it is handed over to the Cable Com-
pany or foreign administration.
16. The sender may have a notice of the time at
which his telegram was delivered transmitted to him
by telegi'aph by payment of an additional rate for ten
words. In that case " C R," which is charged for as
one word, must be inserted before the receiver's address.
17. The receiver of a telegram can, within 72 hours
after its delivery, request the Department to obtain
the correction of passages or words which appear to be
doubtful. For this purpose he must pay for two sepa-
rate telegrams, \dz. : — 1. A telegi-am requesting the
repetition, and containing an indication of the number
of words prepaid for a reply. 2. A telegi'am of the
length of the passage to be repeated, pins one word for
the name of the addressee. The amount is refunded, on
application to the Secretary, G.P.O., if it should prove
that the telegram has been inaccurately transmitted.
If the repetition shows that only a portion of the tele-
gram was inaccurately transmitted, a proportionate part
only of the amount paid for repetition will be remitted.
18. The receiver of a telegi'am may have it repeated
from the office at which it was handed over by the Cable
Company or Foreign Administration to the Depart-
ment on depositing the ordinary charge for the trans-
mission of an inland telegram, viz. — 6d. if the part
to be repeated contains 12 words or less, and id. per
word if the number of words is greater than 12.
If an en'or has taken place on the lines of this Depart-
ment, the amount deposited for the repetition will be
refunded.
19. When the sender is not certain that the re-
ceiver will be found at the address given and wishes
the telegram to be sent on to him he should insert,
before the address, " F. S. " which wUl be charged for
as one word. Telegrams " to follow " are not accepted
for Extra-European countries.
20. In telegrams intended to be left until called
for at Telegraph Offices or at Post Offices, the words
■' Telegraphe Restant " or " Poste Eestante " must be
inserted as part of the receiver's address.
21. A telegram addressed to several persons in the
same town, or to the same firm at different localities
in the same town, is charged for as a single telegi'am,
and a sum of 5d. must be prepaid for every extra copy
to be delivered, if the number of chargeable words
does not exceed 100 ; an additional sum of 5d. being
charged for every additional 100 words or part of
100 words. In calculating the charge all the names
and addresses are included. Telegrams having mul-
tiple addresses are not accepted for America.
22. Under no cuxumstaiices is the charge for an
unrepeated telegram, which has been inaccm-ately
transmitted, refunded. The cost of a telegram in-
accurately transmitted, of which the repetition to
the teiininal office has been paid by the sender, is
returned if the telegram was rendered useless. Th e
cost of telegi'ams which have failed to reach their
destination, owing to some error on the part of the
telegraph service ; the cost of any word or words
omitted during the transmission of an Extra-Euro-
pean telegram; and the cost of telegrams which
have been delayed beyond two days in the case of
European, and beyond sis days in the case of Extra-
European telegrams, from other causes than an inter-
ruption of the telegraphic communication, is returned
to the senders. The cost of any telegrams rendered
necessary in consequence of the non-deliveiy, delay,
or incorrect transmission of a telegram is in no case
retm-ned, except as regards telegrams sent under the
conditions mentioned in paragraph 18. The amount
paid for a telegram cancelled before transmission is
returned, less od. If the telegram is cancelled after
transmission has commenced, but before it has reached
the place to which it is addressed, any balance of
charges which may be due will be returned.
23. Claims for reimbiu'sement should be accom-
panied — 1. In the case of non-delivery, by a written
statement from the terminal office, or the addressee,
that the telegram has not been received. 2. In the
case of error in a collated telegram, or of delay, by
the actual message form delivered to the addressee.
3. In the case of error in a telegram of which the
receiver has paid the repetition from the office of
origin, by the original message form delivered to the
addressee, together with the form upon which the
repeated telegram is written.
24. No claim for reimbm-sement for Em'opean
telegrams will be entertained unless it is made within
two months of the date of the original telegram ; nor
in the case of Extra-Em'opean telegrams, unless it is
made within sis months from the date of the original
telegram. Foreign administrations decline to make any
inquiry into complaints, except in cases of serious
delay, which do not involve a return of the cost of
the telegram within the limits of Rule 23. Tele-
grams can be sent from one place to another abroad
by post. If the telegram be intended for delivery in
the same country, no charge for postage is . made ;
unless it is to be posted from one part to another
of China or Japan. In the former case the sender
is charged 5d., and in the latter Is. 6d. for postage.
If the telegram is to be posted as a registered letter,
a fee of 5d. is collected from the sender. If it be
intended for delivery in another country, and has to
be forwarded over sea, a charge for postage is col-
lected, the amount of which can be ascertained at
any telegraph office.

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