ALL MESSAGES TAKEN BY THIS COMPANY ARE SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS:
To guard against mistakes or delays, the sender of a message should order it REPEATED; that is,
telegraphed back to the originating office for comparison. For this, one-half the regular rate is charged
in addition. It is agreed between the sender of the following message and this Company, that said
Company shall not be liable for mistakes or delays in the transmission or delivery, or for non-delivery of
any UNREPEATED message, beyond the amount recieved for sending the same; nor for mistakes or delays
in the transmission or delivery, or for non-delivery of any REPEATED message, beyond fifty times the sum received for sending the same, unless specially insured, nor in any case for delays arising from unavoidable
interruption in the working of its lines, or for errors in cipher or obscure messages. And this Company is
herby made the agent of the sender, without liability, to forward any message over the lines of any other
Company when necessary to reach its destination.
Correctness in the transmission of a message to any point on the lines of htis Company can be INSURED
by contract in writing, stating agreed amount of risk, and payment of premium thereon, at the following rates in addition to the usual charge for repeated messages, viz, one per cent, for any distance not exceed
ing 1,000 miles, and two per cent, for any greater distance. No employee of the Company is authorized to
vary the foregoing.
No responsibility regarding messages attaches to this Company until the same are presented and
accepted at one of its transmitting offices; and if a message is sent to such office by one of the Company's
messengers, be acts for that purpose as the agent of the sender.
Messages will be delivered free within the established free delivery limits of the terminal office. For
delivery at a greater distance, a special charge will be made to cover the cost of such delivery.
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 message is filed with the Company for transmission.
THOS. [T?]. ECKERT, President and General Manager.