St. Louis directory :

they are in a dry state; and when the weight of any book or other publication exceeds one pound, the same
progressive rates, before laid down, most be charged.

5th. Newspapers, periodical, magazines or any other printed paper or matter, must be sent without
any covers or wrappers, or in covers or wrappers open at the ends or hides, as that the character of the
matter contained therein may be determined without removing such wrappers.

6th. In case there is on or in any newspaper, periodical or pamphlet, or other printed matter or paper
connected therewith, any manuscript of anv kind, by which information shall be asked, or communi-
cation in writing, or by marks or signs, or the directions herein prescribed are in any other respect not
complied with, the same becomes subject to letter postage; and it is the duty of postmasters to remove the
wrappers or envelopes from all printed matter, not charged with letter postage, for the purpose of ascer-
taining whether there is upon or connected with such printed matter, or in such packages, any paper or
other thing which would authorize or require the charge of a higher rate of postage thereon.

Quarterly Rates For Newspapers.

Quarterly rates of postage, when paid in advance, on newspapers and periodicals, sent from the office of
publication to actual subscribers.

Weights Daily Six times & Week Tri-Weekly Semi-Weekly Weekly Semi-Monthly Monthly
Cents. Cents. Cents. Cents. Cents. Cents. Cents
Weekly newspapers (1 copy only) sent to actual
subscribers within the couty where printed and
Newspapers and periodicals not exceeding 1 1/2
ounce in weight, when circulated in the State
Where published
22 3/4 19 1/2 9 3/4 6 1/2 3 3/4 1 1/2 3/4
Newspapers and periodicals of the weight of 3
ounces and under, sent to any part of the United
45 1/3 39 19 1/2 13 6 1/2 3 1 1/2
Over 3 and not over 4 ounces 91 78 39 26 13 6 3
do 4 do 5 do 136 1/2 117 58 1/2 39 19 1/2 9 4 1/2
do 5 do 6 do 182 156 78 52 26 12 6
do 6 do 7 do 227 1/2 195 97 1/2 65 32 1/2 15 7 1/3
do 7 do 8 do 273 234 117 78 39 18 9


1st. When the weight of any publication exceeds eight ounces, the same progressive rate of postage,
laid down in the above table, must be charged.

2d. Publishers of newspapers and periodicals may send to each other from their respective offices of
publication, free of postage, one copy of each publication; and may also send to each actual subscriber,
enclosed in their publications, bills and receipts for the same, free of postage.

3d. Postmasters are not entitled to receive newspapers free of postage, under their franking privilege.

4th. If the publisher of any newspaper or periodical, after being three months previously notified that
his publication is not taken out of the office to which it is sent for delivery, continues to forward such pub-
lications in the mail, the postmaster to whose office such publication is sent will dispose of the same for the
postage, unless the publisher shall pay it; and whenever any printed matter of any description, received
during one-quarter of the fiscal year, shall have remained in the office without being called for during the
whole of any succeeding quarter, the postmaster of such office will sell the same and credit the proceeds of
such sale in his quarterly accounts in the usual manner.

5th. Quarterly payments in advance may be made either at the mailing office or the office of delivery.
When made at the mailing office, satisfactory evidence of such payment must be exhibited to the postmas-
ter at the office of delivery.

Postage On Pamphlets And Magazines To And From Foreign Countries, From
And To Any Point In The United States.

The postage on all magazines and pamphlets to all foreign countries (except Great Britain, the British
North American Provinces and the west coast of South America), is, by whatever line sent. one cent an
ounce or fraction of an ounce. To the west coast of South America it is four cents an ounce or fraction of
un ounce, to he collected in all cases in the United States. To and from the British North American Prov-
inces, the postage is the regular United States rates to and from the line, to be pre-paid when sent and
collected when received.

On each periodical and pamphlet between Great Britain and the United States, the United States postage
is two cents, if not over two ounces in weight, and four cents per ounce or fraction of an ounce over two
ounces, always to be pre-paid. An additional postage of the same rates, when not exceeding two ounces,
must be paid in England: but the third ounce raises the British charge to sixpence (12 cents). with two
pence (4 cents) additional for each additional ounce. When sent to or received from foreign countries, with-
out passing through the United Kingdom, they will be charged the regular United States rates, to be pre-
paid when sent, and collected when received. No pamphlets can be sent weighing over eight ounces, and
no periodical over sixteen ounces, without being subject to letter postage.

Newspapers and periodicals to foreign countries, and particularly to the continent of Europe, must be
sent in narrow bands, open at the sides or ends; otherwise they are chargeable there with letter postage.

Letters sent from the United States to foreign countries by private vessels are chargeable with inland
postage, which must be prepaid from the mailing office to the port of sailing.