7 54 CONVENTION-QUEENSLAND. Mum! 26, MAY 28, 1884. Mamh26,l$4. Convention between the Poet-Ojlee D%,rt•nent of the United States of I 1m, America and the Post and Telegraph artment of the Colony of Queens- °y m' ‘ land, Australia, concerning the exchange of nnoneywrdere. Ceutreetingpa- The Post-Oillce Department of the United States of America and the tin Post and Telegraph Department of the Colony of Queensland, Australia, being desirous of establishing a system of exchange of Money-Orders between the two countries, the undersigned, duly authorized for that purpose, have agreed upon the following Articles: Anrrcmn 1. ¤•¤P¤· There shall be a regular exchange of money-orders between the two u°“°Y °'d°"'· countries. The maximum of each order is fixed at £10 sterling, when issued in Queensland, and when issued in the United States, at the equivalent in sterling money, of $50 in the money of the latter country, converted at the rate fixed by Article 13 of the present Convention. Fnctiems. No money-order shall include the fractional part of a penny or of a, cent. A¤=¤¤¤¤- The amount of each order whether issued in the United States or in Queensland must be expressed in letters in British money and the equivalent in the money of the United States must also be shown in. figures. _ Anrrcrn 2. ‘ Commission. The Queensland Post-Oiiice shall have power to fix the rates of commission on all moneyorders issued in Queensland and the Post- Olhce Department of the United States shall have the same power in. regard to all money·orders issued in the United States. Estee. Each office shall communicate to the other its tariff of charges, or rates of commission which shall be established under this convention, and these rates shall, in all cases, be payable in advance by the remitters, and shall not be repayable. S¤¤1>¤¤i¤¤ ¤f It is understood, moreover, that each office is authorized to suspend, °‘*°b‘”¢°'· temporarily, the exchange of money·orders, in case the course of exchange, or any other circumstance, should give rise to abuses, or causedetriment to the postal revenue. ABHCII 3. _ Payment deem- Each country shall keep the commission charged on all money-orders '¤*¤¤°¤• within its jurisdiction, but shall pay to the other country three-fourths of one per cent on the amount of such orders. Anrronn 4. sexviee. The service of the postal money-order system between the two_ countries shall be perfumed, exclusively, by the agency of omoes of exchange. On the part of the United tates, the office of exchange shall be San Francisco, California, and on the part of Queensland, Bris- Ordea. bane. Orders shall be drawn only on the authorized money-order odious of the respective countries; and each Postal Administration shall tm-· nish to the other, a list of such omces, and shall, irom time to time, notify any addition to or change in such list. Every order and advice
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