This section is from the book "Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge And Useful Infomation", by David Bepler. Also available from Amazon: Bepler's Handy Manual of Knowledge and Useful Information.
Letters within U. S. Per oz.
Letters to any part....................................... 2cts.
City drop letters.......................................... 2 cts.
Postal Cards to any part.................................1 ct. each
Registered letters proper postage and........ ............ 10 cts.
Immediate delivery letters, besides regular postage, special stamp................................................ 10 cts.
Postage on Second-class Matter - which embraces newspapers, magazines, and periodicals published not less than four times a year - one cent, prepaid, per pound or fraction thereof, when mailed by publisher or news-agent to regular subscribers. Second-class matter mailed by other persons than publishers or news-agents becomes special matter, specially entitled to pass through the mails at one cent for each four ounces or fraction thereof.
Postage on Third-class Matter - Books, pamphlets, circulars and other matter wholly in print, such as hand-bills, posters, music, phota-graphs, lithographs, corrected proof-sheets and manuscripts accompanying the same, seed-cuttings, bullbs, roots, etc. - one cent, prepaid by stamp, for every two ounces or fraction thereof.
Packages of transient printed matter are limited to four pounds each, unless in the case where a single volume of a book shall exceed that weight. The sender may write his name and address on the wrapper, preceded by the word "from," and may mark a passage of the text, or write on a fly-leaf a simple inscription or dedication. Packages must be wrapped with open sides or ends.
Postage on Fourth-class Matter - Merchandise, blank cards, patterns, letter envelopes, letter-paper with or without printing, printed blanks, original pain tings in oil or water-colors, maps mounted on cloth, printed letter-heads, models, ores, metals, and all mailable matter not embraced in the foregoing classes - one cent, prepaid by stamp, for each ounce or fraction thereof. Liquids (except poisons, explosive, inflammable or offensive articles), in packages properly secured, may be transported. The limit of weight is four pounds.
Postal Notes and Money Orders Postal Notes under $5, payable to bearer, 3 cts.
Money Orders in U. S. - Not exceeding $5, 5 cents; $5 to $10, 8 cents; exceeding $10 to $15, 10 cents; exceeding $15 to $30, 15 cents; exceeding $30 to $40, 20 cents; exceeding $40 to $50, 25 cents; exceeding $50 to $60, 30 cents; exceeding $60 to $70, 35 cents; exceeding $70 to $80, 40 cents; exceeding $80 to $100, 45 cents.
Money Orders to ForeignCountries - Great Britain and Ireland, France, German Empire, Canada, Belgium, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Algeria, Jamaica, Windward Islands, Sandwich Islands, Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, Cape Colony, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, New South Wales, Leeward Islands and Sweden, not over $10, 10 cts.; not over $20, 20 cents; not over $30, 30 cents; not over $40, 40 cents; not over $50, 50 cents; Canada, not over $100, $1; Germany, not over $97, $1.
Foreign Postage From the United States to all following countries and places, which are in the Universal Postal Union, the postage on letters is five (5) cents for each half ounce or fraction thereof (prepayment optional), TWO cents for each postal card, and one cent for each two ounces NEWSPAPERS: Argentine Republic, Austria and Hungary, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Ceylon, China via Hong Kong, Chili, Cuba, Denmark and Danish colonies, Ecuador, Egypt, Falkland Islands, France and French colonies, Germany, Great Britain and British West Indies, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala, Hayti, Holland or Netherlands and Netherland colonies, Honduras, Hong Kong, India (British), Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liberia, Luxembourg, Malacca, Mauritius, Montenegro, Newfoundland, Norway, Paraguay, Patagonia, Penang, Persia, Peru, Portugal and Portuguese colonies, Roumania, Russia, St. Bartholomew, Salvador, Servia, Siam, Singapore, Spain and Spanish colonies, Straits Settlements, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad, Turkey, United States of Colombia, Uruguay, Venezuela.