Edwards' annual directory to the inhabitants, institutions, incorporated companies, business, business firms, manufacturing establishments, etc., in the city of Saint Louis
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Paymaster U.S.United States Army—Office, east side 4th,
near Washington av.Nathan W.Brown, , Col. and
deputy paymaster general .
Agent for Paying Army and Navy Pen-
sion—Office, 25 s.south 3d.e.east B.Brown, , agent .
Commissary Department—Office, 1011 n.north
Main. Bvt. Brig. Gen. Jno. W.Turner, , commissary
of subsistence ; Bvt. Brig. Gen. t. j.Maines, , chief
commissary .
Depot of the Assistant Medical Pur-
veyor, U.S.United States A.—Depot, 935 n.north Main street;
Col.H. H.Abadie, , assistant medical purveyor ; A.
V.Cherbinnier, , medical storekeeper .
Post Office Department.
Washington, D.C.Alexander W.Randall, , of
Wisconsin, post master general .
Office of Appointments and Foreign
Mails—St.Street John L.Skinner, , 1st assistant post
master general .
Office of Mail Contracts, Inspection of
Mail Service and Mail Depedations—
George WilliamMcLeallan, , of Massachusetts, 2d assis-
tant post master general ; Eben L.Childs, of New
Hampshire, principal clerk .
Office of Finance, Postage Stamps and
Dead Letters—A. n.north Zevely, , of North Carolina,
3d assistant post master .
Auditor of the Treasury for the Post
Office Department—H. J.Anderson, , auditor .
Money Order Office—C. F.McDonald, , super-
intendent .
Post Office Of St. Louis.
Office, 3d street, se. cor. Olive; Gen.J. s.south Fullerton, ,
Post master ; H.Fullerton, jr., assistant post master ;
e.east r.residence Beach, , local mail agent ; A. U.Ross, , cashier ;
Col.DavidMurphy, , special agent post office depart-
ment for the state of Missouri; office, in post office
building.
The Post Office is open daily, except Sundays, from 7
a. m. to 6 p.m. On Sundays, from 12 to 1 p.m.
Closing of Mails.
For Europe, via New York, daily at 1.45 p.m. and 7.20
and 12 p.m.
Eastern mail, via Terre Haute and Indiana Railroad,
2.15 and 12 p.m.
Cincinnati and Louisville mail, via Ohio and Mississippi
Railroad and Illinois Central Railroad, 1.30 and 12
p. m.
Chicago mail, via St. Louis, Alton and Chicago Railroad,
2.30 and 12 p.m.
Jacksonville, Quincy and Keokuk, 2.30 p.m.
Cairo mail, via Ohio and Mississippi and Illinois Cen-
tral Railroads, 4.45 and 12 p.m.
Belleville mail, 3 and 12 p.m.
New Orleans and Memphis mails, via Cairo, Ill., 4.45
and 12 p.m.
Terre Haute Railroad, through and way mails, 1.45 and
7.20 p.m.
Ohio and Mississippi Railroad way mail, Chicago Rail-
road way mail, 12 p.m.
North Illinois Central Railroad, way and through mails,
12 p.m.
South Illinois Central Railroad, way and through mails,
12 p.m.
St.Street Joseph, Mo., mail, via North Missouri Railroad and
Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, and North Missouri
Railroad way mails, 12 p.m.
Denver City, Colorado, Great Salt Lake City, Utah and
sen Francisco, California, daily, Saturday excepted,
via Pacific Railroad and overland route, 2.30 p.m.
Washington, Herman, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Kansas
City, Pleasant Hill, Warrensburg and Leavenworth
mail, via Pacific Railroad 2.30 and 12 p.m.
Iron Mountain Railroad, way and through mails, 12 p.m.
Pacific Railroad, way and through mails, 12 p.m.
Edwardsville, Ill, mail, daily, 12 p.m.
Chester, Ill., mail, daily, 12 p.m.
Collinsville, Ill., mail, 12 p.m.
Waterloo, Ill., mail, daily, 12 p.m.
Melrose, Mo., mail, tri-weekly, Monday, Wednesday
and Friday, 12 p.m.
Bonhomme, Mo., semi-weekly, Monday and Friday, 12
p. m.
Santa Fe and New Meico mail, tri-weekly, via Pacific
Railroad, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 2.30 p.m.
Sunday, Mails.—For Chicago, Cincinnati, Louis-
ville, Cairo, New York and the East, close at 1 p.m.
Through mails for Jefferson City, Sedalia, Pleasant Hill,
Warrenburg, Lexington, Kansas City, Independence
and Leavenworth, close at 1 p.m.
Delivery by Carriers.
In the business portion of the city, letters and newspa
pers are delivered from five to seven times a day, or at
7.30 a.m., and immediately after the arrival of each
mail during the day. In the outer portions of the city,
two daily deliveres are made.
All those who are supplied by carriers will call for their
letters at the office on Sunday.
Letters are equally as safe in the hands of carriers as if
delivered froma Post Office, and are more certain to
be handed to the rightful owners, who are thus saved
the time and trouble of calling or sending for their cor-
respondence, which is frequently done when where are
no letters for the applications.
Free delivery of letters by carriers at the residences of
owners, may be secured by observing the following
rules.
1. Direct letters plainly to the street and number, as
well as the Post Office and State.
2. Head letters with teh writers post Office and State,
street and number, sign them plainly with full name,
and request that answers be directed accordingly.
3. Letters to strangers and transient visitors in a town
or city, whose special address may be unknown, should
be marked on the lower left hand corner with the word
"Transient."
4. Place the postage stamp onthe upper right hand cor-
ner, and leave space between the upper and direction
for post-marking, without interfering with the writing.
n.north B.—A request for the return of a letter to the
writer, if unclaimed within 30 days or less, written
or printed, with the writer's name, post office and
State across the left hand side of the envelope, on the
face side, will be complied with free of charge.—Law
of 1866.
Receiving Stations.
The post master general has authorized boxes to be put
up at convenient locations throughout the city for the
reception of letters and circulars.
All letters and circulars deposited in these boxes will be
carried to the office free.
These boxes will be visited daily, except Sundays, by
collectors at 1 and 6 p.m. On Sunday and holidays
at 6 p.m.
In the central portion of the city collections will be
made more frequently.
A limited supply of stamps may be obtained at any of
these stations.
Valuable letters should always be taken to the post office
and registered.
Persons remitting money should obtain money ordersat
the money order office.
Rates of Postage.
The postage on letters to be forwarded in the mails to
any part of the United States, is three cents per half
ounce, prepaid by stamps.
The postage on letters and papers dropped in this office
of delivery in the city is one cent per half ounce,
prepaid by stamps.
Transient newspapers, pamphlets, proof sheets, book
manuscripts, samples, sample cards, photograph
cards, cards, maps, blanks, blank paper, engravings,
envelopes, seeds, roots, scions and printed matter (ex-
cept circulars and books), will be rated at two cents
for every four ounces, or fraction thereof prepaid by
stamps.