Tho "Gazette" announces, with reference to the appointment of telegraph messengers, that they must be not less than thirtaeu and not more than sixteen years of age, and h'aye passed the fifth stand \r& of a school constituted under the Eduoat on Act 1904, and produce certificates in writing of sound hodily health and good moral character. Message boys shall be eligible for promotion to any branch of the nonclerical officer and distributor to a cadetship in the elerual division, to bu determined on the reßult of examinations. Any boy who may pase tit.her the senior or Junior Civil Service examinations shall be givsn a prior olaim to a cadotship. Any boy who may have been in receipt of the maximum pay of hib position for two years, and who cannot qualify for promotion to another class in th* non-clerical division, or for h cadetsbip, will be required to resign. Notice m the '• Gazette" provides for the pro'eution of Paradi6B ducks. New regulations regarding the parcel post state that for places beyond New ZeaI land parcels Qust not contain any letter or invoice, coin, banknote or draft, or any- > thing rnarkwd for delivery at an address other than that borne by the parcel itself. For places withia New Zealand, parcels may contain invoices, coin, banknotes or drafts, A parcel containing coin, or bank notes or drafts must be registered, and sealed. Unsigned or cancelled banknotes must be sealed, but need not be registered. Fur.tvery letter enclosed in any parcel, and for each article directed to an address other than that on the parcel, the parcel Is liable to a surcharge of double the postage which such enclosure would have cost if sent separately. New charges for the use of the telephone bureau are:—Where the line used is not more than twenty live miles long, a uniform charge of sixpence for the use of the same for aiiy period not exceeding three minutes, and a lurther charge of sixpence for every additional three minutes. Where the line used is over twenty five miles long, the charges will be one shilling, for use not exceeding three minutes, and a further charge of one shilling for every additional three minutes. When a subscriber to the Telephone Exchange, or hia employee is connected with a bureau through an exchange or with any subscriber through a bureau, only half the above rates will be charged.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6554, 26 April 1905
Gazette Notices. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6554, 26 April 1905
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