Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 27.djvu/958

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UONVENTION—BRlZTISH GUIANA. FEBRUARY 3, 1892. 935 Parcels-post Convention between the United States of America and British F¤l>¢¤¤¢y 3-1892- Guiana. For the purpose of making better postal arrangements between the *"°°*°“° United States of America and British Guiana, the undersigned, John Wanamaker, Postmaster General of the United States of America, and Sir J nlian Pauncefote, G. G. M. G., K. C. B., Her Britannic Majesty’s Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary at Washingtoin, by virtue of authority vested in them, have agreed upon the following articles for the establishment of a parcels-post system of exchanges between the United States and British Guiana. Anmcnm I. The provisions of this convention relate only to parcels of mail matter m§¤°·¤*•>*¤°¤*•¤- te be exchanged by the system herein provided for, and do not aifect ` . the arrangements now existing under the Universal Postal Union Convention, which will continue asheretoforc; and all the agreementshereinafter contained apply exclusively to mails exchanged under these articles. Anrrcmz II. 1. There shall be admitted to the mails exchanged under this con- m;}{u*jljl:· ¤‘*¤***·°•"¤> vention, articles of merchandise and mail matter——except letters, post ' cards, and written matter--of all kinds, that are admitted under any conditions to the domestic mails of the country of origin, except that no packet may exceed llpounds (or 5 kilograms) in weight, nor the ibllowing dimensions: Greatest length in any direction, three feet six inches; greatest length and girth combined, six teet; and must be so wrapped or enclosed as to permit their contents to be easily examined by postmasters and customs officcrs; and except that the following articles nrc prohibited admission to the mailscxchangcd undcr this convention: Publications which violate the copyright laws of the country of dcs- Anspntt pmmmeei. tination; poisons, and explosive or intlammnblc substances; nitty sub. • stances, liquids, and those which easily liquety, confections and pastcs; live or dead aninmls, except dead insects and reptiles when thoroughly dried; fruits and vegetables, and substances which exhnlc a bad odor; lottery tickets, lottery advertisements, or lottery circulars; all obscene or immoral articles; articles which may in any way damage or destroy the mails or injure the persons handling them. 2. All admissible articles of merchandise mailed in one country for _ *`*¤g:l·¤¤ f¤>¤¤ i¤- the other, or received in one country from the other, shall be free irom ml ' any dctention or inspection whatever, except such as is required for collcction of customs duties, and shall be forwarded by the most speedy means to their destination, being subject in their transmission to the laws and regulations of each country, respectively. Anrrcnm III. 1. A letter or communication of the nature of personal correspondence _ umu mmm; must not accompany, he written on, or enclosed with any parcel. mg *’“'°°"‘ 2. lt' such be found, the lcttcr will he placed i n the mails if separable, and if the communication be inseparably attached, the whole package