(Prepared Sept., 1887, at the Post Office, Boston.)

DOMESTIC. NOTE. -All kinds of mail matter (except regular publications sent to subscribers)

must be prepaid by postage stamps.


FIRST CLASS MATTER. LETTERS AND POSTAL CARDS in the U. S. Letters. — (To be sent beyond the office where deposited, or for any letter

carrier office.) Letters and written matter, also all articles sealed, for each cunce or fraction thereof, no limit to weight. Must be prepaid

.02 Drop or Local Letters. — (To be sent within the delivery of the office

where deposited, if not a letter-carrier office) for each ounce or fraction Registered Letters. — The fee for registered letters (in addition to the regular postage, which must be fully prepaid) is, per letter

.10 Postal Cards, with no writing on the face but the address, cost each

.01 Special (or Immediate) Delivery Letters. — They require a special stamp, in addition to regular postage

.10 SECOND CLASS MATTER. (Rates for Publishers.) All Newspapers and other Periodicals, one copy to each actual subscri

ber residing within the county where they are printed, wholly or in part, and published, except those deliverable at letter-carrier offices

. free. Newspapers (except weeklies) and Periodicals to regular subscribers, and not for letter-carrier offices, each pound or fraction

.01 When for letter-carrier offices, for two ounces or fraction

.01 For weeklies, deliverable by carriers, or at letter-carrier offices, for each pound or fraction

: .01 THIRD CLASS MATTER. MISCELLANEOUS PRINTED MATTER in the U. S. Transient Newspapers and Periodicals, printed regularly in known

offices of publication, not over 4 lbs. in weight, for each four ounces or fraction, .01 Pamphlets, occasional publications, proof-sheets or corrected proofs, and

manuscript copy accompanying the same, and all matter wholly in print not issued regularly, in which the printing forms the principal use, and not exceeding four pounds in weight, for each two ounces or fraction

.01 Books (only printed). — For each two ounces or fraction, not over four pounds in weight (single volumes may be over)

.01 Fee for registration, in addition to the postage, for each package : .10


Merchandise. - Samples of metals, ores, minerals, or merchandise, paint-

ings in oil or water, crayon drawings, printed envelopes, bill-heads, letter-
heads, wrapping-paper with printed advertisements thereon, blank cards,
photograph albums, blánk books; labels, tags, playing cards; also seeds,
cuttings, bulbs, roots, and scions, and any articles not of the other
classes, and not liable to damage the mails, or injure any person, not ex-
ceeding four pounds in weight, for each ounce or fraction thereof

.01 Fee for registration, in addition to the postage, for each package. .10


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Money Orders, not exceeding $100 on one order, are issued in over six
thousand offices, on payment of the following fees: -
For orders not exceeding $5 .05 | Over $40, and not exceeding $50 25
Over $5, and not exceeding $10 .08 Over $50, and not exceeding $60 .30
Over $10, and not exceeding $15 .10 Over $00, and not exceeding $70. .35
Over $15, and not exceeding $30 .15 Over $70, and not exceeding $80. .40
Over $30, and not exceeding $40 . .20 | Over $80, and not exceeding $100 .45

Postal Notes may be obtained in any office that issues money orders, for

any amount, from 1 ct. to $4.99, inclusive, upon payment of 3 cts, in addi-
tion. They are made payable to the bearer in any money-order office in the
U.S., named on their face, or in the office where procured, at any time
within 3 months from the last day of the month of issue.

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Universal Postal Union.
The rates for the countries and places which belong to the Postal Union, a list of

which is given below, are as follows:
Prepayment optional, except for registered articles, but on printed matter and

samples, postage must be at least partially prepaid. LETTERS. — 5 cents per 15 grammes, a weight very slightly over one

half ounce. POST CARDS. — 2 cents each. PRINTED MATTER.-1 cent for each two ounces or fraction. Limit

of weight, 4 lbs. 6 oz. COMMERCIAL PAPERS (Insurance Documents, Way Bills, Invoices, Papers of Legal Procedure, Manuscripts of Works, &c.)

The same as for printed matter, but the lowest charge is 5 cents. SAMPLES OF MERCHANDISÉ.-The rate is the same as for printed mat

ter, but the lowest charge is 2 cents. Limit of weight 84 oz., except to Great Britain, France, Belgium, Ireland, Switzerland, and Argentine Republic, to

which countries the limit of weight is 12 oz. Argentine Rep. Costa Rica. Hong Kong. Portuguese Col. Austria-Hunga- Danish Col. Iceland,

of Afri. and Asia.

Bahamas. Dominican Rep. Italy.

Barbadoes. Ecuador.



Sandwich Isl.
Falkland Isl. Liberia.


Mauritius. Spain.

French Col.of Af- Montenegro. Spanish Col. of
British W. Afr. rica, Amer., Asia, Netherlands. Afr., Amer., Asia,
British W. Ind. and Oceanica. Netherland Col. and Oceanica.
British Guiana. Germany.

of America, Asia, Straits SettleBrit. Honduras. Great Britain. and Oceanica. ments. British India. Greece.

Newfoundland. St. Vincent.
Bulgaria. Greenland, Nicaragua. Sweden,
Cameroons, W.Af. Guatemala. Norway.


Paraguay Trinidad.

Colombia. Heligoland. Peru.

Honduras. Portugal.

To Canada, comprising British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova

Scotia, and Prince Edward Island, the postage for letters and printed matter
is the same as in the United States, and samples, ten cents for a weight limit-
ed to 8 ounces. All matter for Canada must be fully prepaid, except letters,
which must be prepaid at least 2 cents.

Merchandise is not allowed in the mails to Canada.
To Mexico, postage is the same as in the United States.

All mail matter may be registered to the above places upon prepayment of
10 cents for each address, besides the postage.
Places not Included in the Postal Union,

(Prepayment required where a star (*) is not prefixed.)
Africa (South), Cape of Good Hope, New Zealand

.12 Orange Free State, Caffraria, etc. *.15 Queensland and New So. Wales, .12 Ascension .15 St. Helena

*.15 Australia (South and West) .05 Transvaal

*.21 Fiji and Navigator's Islands, .05 Tasmania, or Van Dieman's Land, .12 Madagascar (except St. Marie, Victoria (Australia)

.12 Tamatave and Nossi Be) . .23 Zanzibar

.05 To Africa (South), including Cape of Good Hope, Caffraria, Natal, Orange Free

State, etc., and to St. Helena and Ascension, the postage for newspapers is 4 cts.
each, if not over 4 oz., and on other printed matter, and on samples, 5 cts. for
each'2 oz. To New South Wales, New Zealand, Queensland, Tasmania, and Vic-
toria, newspapers are 2 cts. each ; other printed matter, etc., 4 cts. for 4 oz.
To Madagascar, newspapers are 6 cts. each, if not over 4 oz.; 'ransvaal, 5 cts.
each, if not over 4 oz.; and other printed matter, and samples, are 7 cts. each 2 oz.

To Canada (including Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, etc.),

Great Britain and Ireland, Germany, France, Algeria, Switzerland, Italy, Aus-
tria, Norway and Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Portugal, Jamaica, New Zea-
land, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, Tasmania, Hawaiian Islands, Cape

of Good Hope, Constantinople, Hong Kong and Egypt, Japan and British India. On orders not exceeding $10

.10 Over $10 and not exceeding $20 20 Over $30 and not exceeding $40 .40 Over $20 and not exceeding $30 .30 Over $40 and not exceeding $50

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HINTS FOR THE HOUSEHOLD. THE REASON. – Many a child goes astray simply because home lacki sunshine. Children need smiles as much as the flowers need sunbeams. If a thing pleases, they are apt to seek it; if it displeases, they are apt to avoid it. İf home is a place where faces are sour, and words harsh, and fault-finding is ever in the ascendant, they will spend as many hours as possible elsewhere. – A Year of Sunshine.

To Drive OFF VERMIN. If rats enter the cellar, a little powdered potash thrown into their holes, or mixed with meal and scattered in their runways, never fails to drive them away. Cayenne pepper will keep the buttery and storeroom free from rats and cockroaches. If a mouse makes an entrance into any part of your dwellings, saturate a rag with cayenn in solution, or sprinkle dry cayenne on some loose cotton, and stuff it int a hole, which can be repaired with either wood or mortar. No rat o mouse will eat that rag for the purpose of opening communication with depot of supplies. Scientific American.

SAVE THE EYES.- Many people who are obliged to use their eyes steai ily in reading, writing, painting, etc., suffer much from the weaknessthose organs. It will prove a relief to all and a cure in most cases to obsers this rule: Every fifteen or twenty minutes give the eyes a rest by liftir the head and looking up and around for a minute or two. This allows ti eyes to change their focus, and relieves the continuous strain of one a justment. We have known people who had spent much money for glass and eye-washes to be cured of all trouble by following this simple rule.

TRUE GREATNESS. - I honor that man whose ambition it is, not to w laurels in the state or the army, not to be a jurist or a naturalist, not to a poet or a commander, but to be a master of living well, and to adm ister the offices of master or servant, of husband, father and friend. I it requires as much breadth of power for this as for those other functio - as much or more, - and the reason for the failure is the same. I thi the vice of our housekeeping is that it does not hold man sacred. – R. Emerson.

To CLEANSE BLANKETS. - Put two large tablespoonfuls of borax a: a pint bowl of soft soap into a tub of cold water. When dissolved, put a pair of blankets and let them remain over night. Next day rub thy out, and rinse thoroughly in two waters and hang them up to dry. not wring them.

TO REMOVE GREASE. – To remove grease from wall paper, lay seve folds of blotting paper on the spot and hold a hot iron near it until t grease is absorbed.

HONOR THE WIFE.-IIe who respects his wife will find that she respe him. With what measure he metes it shall be measured to him again, go measure, pressed down, and running over. He who consults his spor will have a good counsellor. I have heard our minister say, “ Woma: instincts are often truer than man's reason.” They jump at a thing once, and are wise off-hand. Say what you will of your wife's advi it's likely you'll be sorry you did not take it. John Ploughman.

THE CHEAPEST SUGAR. - There is no economy in purchasing bre sugar. The moisture it contains more than makes up for the differe in price; but for some things, such as dark cake and mince pies, m cooks prefer it. Granulated sugar is the purest and best for ordin

- Mrs. Gilpin's Frugalities. Potato Soup. --One heaping cupful of cold mashed potatoes, capful of cold mashed turnips. If these vegetables are left over fi dinner they will have butter in them, otherwise you must add a ta spoonful. Stir the vegetables together and add a pint of hot watej which one onion has been boiled. Put all on the stove stirring carefu When thoroughly hot, and free from all lumps, add one quart of hot n and serve at once. — - Mrs. Gilpin's Frugalities.




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