Postage On Printed Matter. 1. The postage on each newspaper, periodical, unsealed circular, or other article of printed matter (except books),not over three ounces in weight, going by mail to any place in the United States, is one cent, and one cent additional for each additional ounce or fraction of an ounce. Only one half of these rates is charged when the postage is paid quarterly or yearly in advance.
2. Packages of small newspapers, published monthly or oftener, and pamphlets not containing more than sixteen octavo pages, sent to one address, and weighing at least half a pound, prepaid by postage stamps, are rated at half a cent an ounce.
3. All printed matter, chargeable by weight, is to be weighed when dry.
4. Books, bound or unbound, not weighing over four pounds, are chargeable at the rate of one cent an ounce for distances under 3,000 miles, and two cents an ounce for greater distances.
5. Each newspaper or periodical, not over one ounce and a half in weight, to any place in the State of its publication, is chargeable with half a cent postage.
6. Publishers of newspapers and periodicals may send to each other from their publication offices one copy of the same, free of postage, and may inclose therein to actual subscribers, bills and receipts for such publications, without postage charge.
7. The publishers of weekly newspapers may send to each actual subscriber within the county of publication, one copy thereof free of postage.
8. Newspapers and other printed matter cannot be sent at the foregoing rates, unless without covers or wrappers, or in covers or wrappers open at the ends or sides, so that the character of their contents may be known ; or if any word or communication be printed on the same, after their publication, or any writing or other marks be placed thereon, or on the covers or wrappers, except the names and address of the person to whom they are sent; or if any paper or other thing be in closed in or with such printed matter.
9. Quarterly Rates of Postage, when paid Quarterly or Yearly in Advance, on Newspapers and
Periodicals, to actual Subscribers.
Six times a week.
Weekly newspapers (one copy only) sent by the publishers to actual subscribers within the country where printed and published ..................
Newspapers and periodicals not exceeding 1 1/2 ounce in weight, when circulated in the State
Newspapers and periodicals of the weight of 3 ounces and under, sent to any part of the United
Over 3 and not over 4 ounces .................
Over 4 and not over 5 ounces...................
Over 5 and not over 6 ounces ...................
Over 6 and not over 7 ounces .........................
Over 7 and not over 8 ounces ...................
10. If the publisher of any newspaper or f)eriodical, after being three months previous-y notified that his publication is not taken out of the office to which it is sent for delivery, continues to forward such publication in the mail, the postmaster to whose office such publication is sent is to dispose of the same for the postage, unless the publisher shall pay it; and whenever any printed matter of any description, received during one quarter of the fiscal) year, shall have remained in the office without being called for during the whole of any succeeding quarter, the postmaster at such office is to give such notice to the publisher ; and if he fail to pay the postage thereon within a reasonable time, is to sell the same and credit the proceeds of such sale in his quarterly accounts in the usual manner. A similar course is to be pursued in reference to pamphlets and magazines published periodically.
11. Quarterly payments in advance may be made either at the mailing office or the office of delivery. When made at such mailing office, at the commencement of a year or of a quarter (as he may elect) the publisher must prepare and hand to the postmaster, ready for signature, a receipt for each post-office to which the papers are to be sent for delivery, stating the number of papers to be sent to such post-office, and the amount of postage to be paid thereon ; also giving the names of each of the subscribers.