House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d Session-49th Congress, 1st Session, Volume 9

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Page 34 - Constitution was adopted, but they keep pace with the progress of the country and adapt themselves to the new developments of time and circumstances. They extend from the horse with its rider to the stagecoach, from the sailing vessel to the steamboat, from the coach and the steamboat to the railroad, and from the railroad to the telegraph as these new agencies are successively brought into use to meet the demands of increasing population and wealth. They were intended for the government of the business...
Page 31 - No letter or circular concerning lotteries, so-called gift concerts, or other similar enterprises, offering prizes, or concerning schemes devised and intended to deceive and defraud the public, for the purpose of obtaining money under false pretences, shall be carried in the mail.
Page 638 - ... any lottery, gift enterprise, or scheme for the distribution of money, or of any real or personal property by lot, chance, or drawing of any kind, or...
Page 678 - Administration in each country shall be authorized to adopt any additional rules, (if not repugnant to the foregoing,) for the greater security against fraud, or, for the better working of the system generally. All such additional rules, however, must be promptly communicated to the Post Office of the other country.
Page 34 - The powers thus granted are not confined to the instrumentalities of commerce or the postal service known or in use when the Constitution was adopted, but they keep pace with the progress of the country and adapt themselves to the new developments of time and circumstances.
Page 659 - IN WITNESS WHEREOF the respective plenipotentiaries have signed the present convention and have affixed thereto their seals. DONE in duplicate at Washington the ^ day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and eighteen.
Page 678 - If pending the settlement of an account, one of the two Postal Administrations shall ascertain that it owes the other a balance exceeding...
Page 677 - Duplicate orders shall only be issued by the Postal Administration of the country on which the original orders were drawn, and in conformity with the regulations established, or to be established, in that country. ARTICLE 9.
Page 35 - A telegraph company occupies the same relation to commerce as a carrier of messages that a railroad company does as a carrier of goods. Both companies are instruments of commerce, and their business is commerce itself. They do their transportation in different ways, and their liabilities are in some respects different, but they are both indispensable to those engaged to any considerable extent In commercial pursuits.
Page 638 - St. 1901, p. 2686], provides, in effect, that the Postmaster General may, upon evidence satisfactory to him that any person is engaged in conducting any scheme or device for obtaining money through the mails by means of false or fraudulent pretenses...

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