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FORTYPIFTH CONGRESS. Sisss. Ill. Ch. 180. 1879. 36] intended to designate a word or passage of the text to which it is desired Dodicationo and to call attention. There may be placed upon the cover or blank leaves *”·‘°"iP“<”**· of any book or of any printed matter of the third class a simple manuscript dedication or inscription that does not partake of the nature of a personal correspondence. Upon any package of matter of the tourth class the sender may write or print his own name and address, preceded by the word "from", and there may also be written or printed the number and names of the articles inclosed; and the sender thereof may write or print upon or attach to any such articles by tag or label a mark, number, name, or letter lor purpose of identification. Sec. 23. That matter of the second, third, or fourth class containing Second, third, and any writing or printing other than indicated in the preceding section, or f°“;"i"€’“” _"€;’.“°" made in the manner other than therein indicated, shall not be delivered aming we Wh except upon the payment of postage for matter of the nrst class, deducting therefrom any amount which may have been prepaid by stamps affixed to such matter; and any person who shall conceal or inclose any Penalty. matter of a higher class in that of a lower class, and deposit, or cause the same to be deposited, for conveyance by mail, at a less rate than would be charged for both such higher and lower class matter, shall, for every such oilense, be liable to a penalty of ten dollars: Provided, how- p,,,,,;,,,,_ ever That nothing herein contained shall be so construed as to prevent publishers of the second class and news agents from inclosing, in their publications, bills, receipts and orders for subscription thereto; but such bills, receipts, and orders shall be in such form as to convey no other information than the name, location, and subscription price of the publication or publications to which they refer. Sec. 24. That the Postmaster General may prescribe, by regulation, Regulations for the manner of wrapping and securing for the mails all packages of matter ivmpmna Madernot charged with iirst class postage, so that the contents of such packages may be easily examined; and no package the contents of which cannot be easily examined shall pass in the mails, or be delivered at a less rate than for matter of the first class. Sec. 25. That publications of the second class, one copy to eatdi actual County newopo-- subscriber residing in the county where the same are printed, i11 whole P"”> “°· or in part, and published, shall go free through the mails; but the same shall not be delivered at- letter carrier offices, or distributed by carriers, unless postage is paid thereon at the rate prescribed in section thirteen of this act: Provided, That the rate of postage on newspapers, excepting Proviso. weeklies, and periodicals not exceeding two ounces in weight, when the same are deposited in a letter~carrier office for delivery by its carriers, Rates at carrier shall be uniform at one cent each ; periodicals weighing more than two °I”°“· ounces shall be subject, when delivered by such carriers, to a postage of two cents each, and these rates shall be prepaid by stamps aiiixed. X. SEG 26. That all mailmatter of the first class upon which one full rate Insuficiently paid of postage has been prepaid shall be forwarded to its destination, ’*’”°”· charged with the unpaid rate, to be collected on delivery; but postmasters, before delivering the same, or any article of mail-inatter upon which prepayment in full has not been made, shall affix, or cause to Dejieienoy stamps. be affixed, and canceled, as ordinary stamps are canceled, one or more stamps equivalent in value to the amount of postage due on such article of mail—matter, which stamps shall be of such special design and denomination as the Postmaster-General may prescribe, and which shall in no case be sold by any postmaster nor received by him in prepayment of postage. That i11 lieu of the commission now allowed to postmasters €`<{mmi8*i<m~$ 0*+ at offices of the fourth class upon the amount of unpaid letter-postage d“ji°"‘°”"y "‘""}"‘ , collected, such postmasters shall receive a commission upon the amount of such special stamps so canceled, the same as now allowed upon postage stamps, stamped envelopes postal cards, and newspaper and periodical stamps canceled as postages on matter actually mailed at their offices: Provided, The Postmaster General may, in his discretion, pre- Promo. scribe instead such regulation therefor at the offices where free delivery is established as, in his judgment, the good of the service may require.