858 CONVENTION-EMPIRE OF JAPAN. AUG. 6, 1873. Postage to be It is, however, formally agreed that the single rate of internation let- ""1“°°‘r _ ter-postage shall be reduced to twelve cents in the United States and to twelve sen in Japan, at the expiration of twelve months from the date of carrying this convention into effect. Rates or news- The United States post-office shall levy and collect to its own use, on l>=*~l><>¤` i¤*¤¤=·::<>· newspapers addressed to or received from Japan, a postage-charge of _ two cents, and on all other articles of printed matter, patterns and samples of merchandize addressed to or received from Japan, a postagecharge of two cents for each weight of two ounces or traction of two ounces. The post-oliicc of Japan shall levy and collect to its own use on newspapers and other articles of printed matter, patterns and samples of merchandize addressed to or received from the United States, the regulardrates of J apanesle dcépiestic po?age chargeable thereon by the laws an regulations of the mpire of apan. Printed matter, Newspapers and all other kinds of printed matter, patterns and sam-
- :;Sb°O’?‘”J°°*; ples of merchandise, shall be subject to the laws and regulations of,each
(,U“,,}w_’ °" ° countryrespectively, prescribing the conditions of their publication and circulation, and also with regard to their liability to be rated with letter-postage when containing written matter, or for any other cause specified in said laws and regulations, as well as in regard to their liability to customs duty under the revenue laws of either country. Anrtorn IV. Fini-s on mana- Every international letter insufficiently paid, received in the United ··i<·ntly—paid le t- States from Japan shall, in addition to the deficient postage, be subject “"`°· to a iine of six cents, to be retained by the United States post-oflice; and every international letter insufficiently paid, received in Japan from the United States, shall, in addition to the deficient postage, be subject toms fine of six sen, such fine to be retained by the Japanese posto ce. Anrroim V. E><¤h¤·¤s¤¤ with There shall be an exchange of correspondence between the Japanese
post-offices of Yokohama, Hiogo and Nagasaki, and the United States
1,,,} by g postal agency at Shanghai, China, by means of United States or Japa- ` nese mail-packets plying regularly on the route between the ports of Japan and Shanghai, comprising letters, newspapers, printed matter of every kind, patterns and samples of merchandise, originating in Japan and addressed to Shanghai, or originating in Shanghai and addressed to Japan. The correspondence so forwarded in either direction between Japan and Shanghai shall give rise to no accounts between the two Post Departments, but each shall levy, collect, and retain to its own use , the following postagerates on the correspondence which it forwards to the other, the same to be in full of all charges to destination. R at e s on ex- On correspondence from Shanghai for Japan, there shall be levied ¤h$·¤t;¤¤ M Sims- and collected at the United States Postal Agency at Shanghai, a posth’*‘· age of six cents per each single rate of half an ounce or under on letters, two cents each on newspapers and prices-current, and two cents per each weight of two ounces or fraction of two ounces on other articles oi' printed matter, patterns or samples of merchandise. Rates on sx. On correspondence from Japan for Shanghai, there shall be levied changes in Japan- and collected at the office of mailing in Japan, a postage of six sen per each single rate of fifteen grammes or under on letters, and the established rates of Japanese ldompstic postaige on other articles of printed matter, patterns or samp es o merchan ise. S;,,,,,,.,,,,,;,; 0, uu- Correspondence not fully prepaid to destination at the rates fixed by paid exchanges. this article will not be forwarded.