ALL DAY LETTERS TAKEN BY THIS COMPANY SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS: The Western Union Telegraph Company will receive DAY LETTERS, to be transmitted at rates lower than its standard telegram rates, as follows: one and one-half times the standard night letter rate shall be charged for the transmission of fifty (50) words or less, and one-fifth of the initial rate for such fifty words shall be charged for each additional ten (10) words or less. To guard against mistakes or delays, the sender of a day letter should order it REPEATED, that is, telegraphed back to the originating office for comparison. For this, one-half the unrepeated day letter rate is charged in addition. Unless otherwise indicated on its face, THIS IS AN UNREPEATED DAY LETTER AND PAID FOR AS SUCH, in consideration whereof it is agreed between the sender of the day letter and this Company as follows:
1. The Company shall not be liable for mistakes or delays in the transmission or delivery, or for non-delivery, of any UNREPEATED day letter, beyond the amount received for sending the same; nor for mistakes or delays in the transmission or delivery, or for non-delivery, of any REPEATED day letter, beyond fifty times the sum received for sending the same, unless specifically valued; nor in any case for delays arising from unavoidable interruption in the working of its lines; nor for errors i n obscure day letters. 2. In any event the Company shall not be liable for damages for any mistakes or delay in the transmission or delivery, or for non-delivery of this day letter, whether caused by the negligence of its servants or otherwise, beyond the sum of FIFTY DOLLARS, at which amount his day letter is hereby valued,unless a greater value is stated in writing hereon at the time the day letter is offered to the Company for transmission, and an additional sum paid or agreed to be paid based on such value equal to one-tenth of one percent. thereof. 3. The Company is hereby made the agent of the sender, without liability, to forward this day letter over the lines of any other Company when necessary to reach its destination. 4. Day Letters will be delivered free within one-half mile of the Company's office in towns of 5,000 population or less, and within one mile of such office in other cities or towns. Beyond these limits the Company does not undertake to make delivery, but will, without liability, at the sender's request, as his agent and at his expense, endeavor to contract for him for such delivery at a reasonable price. 5. No responsibility attaches to this Company concerning day letters until the same are accepted at one of its transmitting offices, and if a day letter is sent to such office by one of the Company's messengers, he acts for t hat purpose as the agent of the sender. 6. The Company will not be liable for damages or statutory penalties in any case where the claim is not presented in writing within sixty days after the day letter is filled with the Company for transmission. In further consideration of the reduced rate for this special "DAY LETTER" service, the following special terms are hereby agreed to: A. DAY LETTERS may be forwarded by the Telegraph Company as a deferred service and the transmission and delivery of DAY LETTERS is, in all respects, subordinate to the priority of transmission and delivery of regular telegrams. B. DAY LETTERS shall be written in plain English. Code language is not permissible. C. This DAY LETTER may be delivered by the Telegraph Company by telephoning the same to the addressee, and such delivery shall be a complete discharge of the obligation of the Telegraph Company to deliver. D. This DAY LETTER is received subject to the express understanding and agreement that the Company does not undertake that a DAY LETTER shall be delivered on the day of its date absolutely and at all events; but that the Company's obligation in this respect is subject to the condition that there shall remain sufficient time for the transmission and delivery of such day letter on the day of its date during regular office hours, subject to the priority of the transmission of regular telegrams under the conditions named above. No employee of the Company is authorized to vary the foregoing. THE WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH COMPANY, Inc. Theo. N. Vail, president CLASSES OF SERVICE TELEGRAMS A full-rate expedited service. NIGHT TELEGRAMS Accepted up yo 2:00 A.M. at reduced rates to be sent during the night and delivered not earlier than t he morning of the next ensuing business day. DAY LETTERS A deferred day service at rates lower than the standard telegram rates as follows: One and one-half times the standard night letter rate for the transmission of 50 words or less and one-fifth of the initial rate for each additional 10 words or less. Subordinate to the priority of transmission and delivery of regular telegrams. Must be written in plain English. Code language not permissible. Telephone delivery possible. Day Letters received subject to express understanding that the Company only undertakes delivery of the same on the day of their date subject to conditions that sufficient time remains for such transmission and delivery during regular office hours, subject to priority of the transmission of regular telegrams. NIGHT LETTERS Accepted up to midnight for delivery on the morning of the next ensuing business day, at rates still lower than standard night telegram rates, as follows: The standard day rate for 10 words shall be charged for the transmission of 50 words or less, and one-fifth of such standard day rate for 10 words shall be charged for each additional 10 words or less. Must be written in plain English. Code language not permissible. Mail delivery, postage prepaid, permissible.