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(d.) When an Order is made payable to a company, corporation, or society, the receipt may be given by means of a stamp of the name of the company, corporation, or society, or in the name of the officer applying for payment.

(e.) No alteration can be made in the name of the payee, or of the Post Office at which the Order is to be paid, when once filled in, except by the direction of the Postmaster

General. Payment of a

10. A Postal Order presented by or through a banker for Postal Order payment will not (in the absence of an express arrangement through a between such banker and the Postmaster-General to the conBanker.

trary) be paid until after such Order has been examined by such officer as the Postmaster-General may from time to time direct.

Payment

11.-(a.) When a Postal Order is presented for payment otherwise otherwise than through a banker, the Postmaster shall ascerthan through tain that the receipt for the amount of the Order is signed, a Banker.

and may refuse payment until he is satisfied that it is signed by or under the authority of the person appearing to be the payee.

(6.) He may also, if the receipt is not signed in his presence, take reasonable means to satisfy himself that the person presenting the Order is either the payee or his agent.

(c.) He may also require the person presenting the Order to sign his name on the Order before its payment, although the receipt has been already signed.

(d.) Nevertheless, the signature to the receipt shall in all cases be a sufficient authority to the Postmaster for the payment of the amount of the Order, if that signature purports to be the signature of the payee; and it shall not be necessary to prove that the receipt was signed by or under the authority

of the payee.

Crossing of Postal Orders.

12.-(a.) A Postal Order may be crossed; it may be crossed generally by the addition on its face of the words "and Company," or any abbreviation thereof, between two parallel transverse lines, or of two parallel transverse lines simply; it may be crossed specially by the addition on its face of the name of a banker, in which case the Order shall be deemed to be crossed to that banker.

(6.) A Postal Order which is crossed generally may be crossed specially

(c.) A banker to whom a Postal Order is crossed may again cross it specially to another banker as his agent for collection.

(d.) Where a Postal Order is crossed generally, a Postmaster shall refuse to pay it except to a banker.

(e.) Where a Postal Order is crossed specially, a Postmaster shall refuse to pay it except to the banker to whom it is crossed, or to his agent for collection.

(f.) Where a Postal Order is crossed specially to more than one banker, except when crossed to an agent for the purpose of collection, a Postmaster shall refuse payment thereof.

Orders.

13.-(1.) If a Postal Order which is crossed, whether generally Payment or specially, is presented for payment by or through a banker, of crossed with the name of such banker written or stamped upon the

Postal face thereof, that name may be accepted as a sufficient receipt for the amount of the Order, and the Order may be paid without any other receipt.

Provided that where the Order is crossed specially to a second banker as agent for collection, the name of such second banker, written or stamped upon the face of the Order, may be accepted as a receipt under this Regulation.

(2.) An Order which is crossed generally or specially, if presented for payment by or through a banker, may be paid at any Post Office in the United Kingdom, notwithstanding that the blank has been filled in with the name of some particular Post Office.

14. After the expiration of three months from the last day Payment of a of the month in which any Postal Order is issued, the Order Postal Order shall be payable only on payment, in the manner for the time after three

months have being directed by the Postmaster-General, of a commission elapsed. equal to the amount of the original poundage.

15. A Postal Order will be payable during the hours for Hours of the time being appointed for the purpose at the office at which payment of

Postal it is presented for payment, or during such other hours as the

Orders. Postmaster-General may from time to time appoint with reference to any office or offices.

16. If a Postal Order presented for payment has any erasure Mutilated or alteration, or is cut, defaced, or mutilated, the Postmaster Postal may refuse payment, and refer the person presenting it to the Orders. Postmaster-General.

17. A Postmaster may refuse or delay the payment of a Postmaster Postal Order when it appears to him necessary to do so in may refuse or cases other than those provided for in these Regulations, but delay shall immediately report such refusal or delay, with his reasons

payment. therefor, to the Postmaster-General.

18. A Postmaster, upon paying a Postal Order, shall imme- Cancellation diately stamp it with the proper stamp, specifying the date, of Paid and thereby cancel the Order.

Postal Order.

Payment of a Postal Order discharges the Postmaster. General.

Commencement of Regulations

19. The payment of the amount of a Postal Order, to whomsoever made, shall discharge the Postmaster-General and his officers from all liability whatsoever, in respect of that Order, notwithstanding any forgery, fraud, mistake, or loss which may have been committed or may have occurred in reference to such Order, or to the procuring thereof, or to obtaining the payment thereof, and notwithstanding any disregard of these Regulations, and notwithstanding any thing whatsoever.

20. These Regulations shall come into operation on the first day of November, One thousand nine hundred and five, on and from which date the Regulations mentioned in the Second Schedule hereto shall be repealed. Provided that:(1.) The repeal of the said Regulations shall not (a) revive anything not in force or existing at the

time at which the repeal takes effect; () affect anything done or suffered before these Regu

lations came into operation. (2.) The said Regulations shall respectively remain in

force in all respects in relation to any Postal Orders which may be in the form set forth in the Schedule to the said Regulations, and which may be issued after the first day of November, One thousand nine hundred and five.

Application
to Channel
Islands and
Isle of Man

21. These Regulations shall apply to the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man, and the expression “United Kingdom shall be deemed to include the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Short Title.

22. These Regulations may be cited as the “ Postal Order (Inland) Regulations, 1905."

Date.

Dated this twelfth day of October, One thousand nine

hundred and five.

Stanley,
His Majesty's Postmaster-General.

We hereby consent to the Regulations herein set forth.

Edmund B. Talbot,

Balcarres,
Two of the Commissioners of His

Majesty's Treasury.

The First Schedule.

FORM OF ORDER.

[No. of Order.]

COUNTERFOIL.

[On front.] Nor NEGOTIABLE.-The sender must fill in the [No. of

payee's name before parting Order.] with the Order.

[5/6] Postal Order

BRITISI POSTAL ORDER.
Poundage.
[One penny.)

To the Postmaster-General,

To be detached and kept by the sender.

Postal [5/6] Order.

[blocks in formation]

[On back.] 1. If this Order be crossed like a Cheque payment will only be made through a Bank.

2. Except when this Order is paid through a Bank the payee MUST SIGN THE RECEIPT on the face, and must also fill in the name of the Post Office if that has not already been done.

3. If any erasure or alteration be made, or if this Order be cut, defaced, or mutilated, payment may be refused.

4. If this Order be uot paid within THREE months from the last day of the month of issue, a commission equal to the original poundage will be charged. In no case may this Order be paid after the expiration of six months from the last day of the month of issue until reference has been made to the Chief Office in London.

5. After this Order has once been paid—to whomsoever it is paid-the Postmaster-General will not be liable for any further claim in respect of this Order.

The sender is recommended to fill in the name of the Office of payment before parting with the Order as a precaution in case the Order should be lost or stolen.

The Second Schedule.

REGULATIONS REPEALED.

Description of Regulations.

Date.

The Postal Order (Inland) Regula- June 20, 1903.

tions, 1903.

The Postal Order (Inland) Amend- September 14, 1903.

ment Regulations, 1903.
The Postal Order (Inland) Amend. April 17, 1905.

ment (No. 2) Regulations, 1905.

(b.) British Possessions. THE POSTAL ORDER (COLONIAL) AMENDMENT (No. 2)

REGULATIONS, 1905. DATED FEBRUARY 28, 1905.

1905. No. 141.

Extension of
Principal
Regulations
and Repeal.

1, Edward George Villiers Stanley, C.B., commonly called Lord Stanley, His Majesty's Postmaster-General, by virtue of the powers conferred upon me by the Post Office (Money Orders) Acts, 1848 to 1904,1 and of all other powers enabling me in this behalf, with the consent of the Treasury, do hereby make the following Regulations (that is to say):

1. On and from the date on which these Regulations shall come into operation--(a.) The Postal Order (Colonial) Regulations, 19048 (here

inafter referred to as “the Principal Regulations ''), shall be read and construed as if the Colonies mentioned in the Schedule hereto were inserted in

the First Schedule to the Principal Regulations.
* Printed as amended by the September Regulations, St. R. & 0. Rev., 1904,
“ Post Office," pp. 140-147.

† St. R. & O., 190.5, No. 446.
I 11-2 V. c. 88; 43–4 V. c. 33; 46-7 V. c. 58; 3 Edw. 7, c. 12; 4 Edw. 7, c. 14.
Ś Printed St. R. & 0., 1904, p. 597.

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