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CUSTOM HOUSE BROKERS AND FORWARDERS

HAVE THEIR OWN HOUSES AT

27 WILLIAM STREET, NEW YORK AND
50 SOUTH FOURTH STREET, PHILADELPHIA.

The addresses of their principal North American agents are given below :

Baltimore, Md., Boston, Mass., Buffalo, N. Y., Chicago, Ill., Cincinnati, O., Cleveland, O., Denver, Col., Detroit, Mich., Duluth, Minn., Galveston, Tex., Hamilton, Ont., India napolis, Ind., Kansas City, Mo., Key West, Fla., Milwaukee, Wis., Minneapolis, Minn., New Orleans, La., Norfolk, Va., Omaha, Neb., Ottawa, Canada, Portland, Me., Portland, Ore., Providence, R. I., Quebec, Canada, San Francisco, Cal., Seattle, Wash., St. Louis, Mo., St. Paul, Minn., Toronto, Canada, Wilmington, Del.,

3 Donnell Building. 7 India Street. 34 Coal and Iron Exchange Building. 113 Adams Street. 24 Pike's Opera House. 316 Cuyahoga Building. 205 Boston Block. 88 Griswold Street. 120 Fourth Avenue, West. 312 Centre Street. 18 Hughson Street. 265 S. Pennsylvania Street. 1431 Locust Street. Union Bank Building. 18 Mack Block. 251 First Avenue, South. 2 Clinton Street. 51 Main Strect. 1013 Leavenworth Street, 160 Canal Street. Custom IIouse. 2 First Street. Custom House. Custom House. 504 Battery Street. Star Boyd Building. 810 Olive Street. 35 East Fifth Street. 6972 Yonge Street. 918 French Street.

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General Instructions

RELATING TO SHIPMENTS FROM THE UNITED STATES.

I.

2.

Goods must be carefully packed and legibly addressed in English. For cities or large towns the street number should be given.

To insure reports of undelivered or refused packages the shipper's name should be marked on package.

3. Money, jewelry and other valuables must be in sealed packages. 4.

The value and contents must be marked on each package, or an invoice showing the net value of the goods must accompany same.

5. No letters allowed to be enclosed in foreign packages.

6. Gunpowder and goods of an inflammable nature, or otherwise of a dangerous or explosive character, will not be received under any circumstances.

7. Tobacco to England in packages less than eighty pounds is prohibited.

8. Samples of tobacco under four pounds, if so marked on face of package and prepaid at double rates, will be accepted for England.

9. Shippers will be held liable for fines, extra duties, or any other reclamation made on the invoice, by reason of alleged false or inaccurate representation of whatsoever kind; or if goods are refused or cannot be delivered, for all the charges incurred and charges for return freight, duty in the United States, and other accumulating expenses thereon.

No responsibility isassumed for loss or delay, or for damage to goods which shall result from careless handling in Custom House.

Medicine to Norway, Sweden, Russia, France, Austria and Hungary; roses to Holland; plants with roots to France and Germany ; beef, pork and hams to Belgium and France, are prohibited.

Live stock, fowls, dogs, pigeons, rabbits, etc., cannot be received for shipment to Europe until after special arrangement with our New York or Philadelphia office.

13. Shipments to Russia must be packed in wooden boxes, otherwise they are improper importations and may be seized.

14. Light and bulky articles or packages whose sizes are out of proportion to their weight will be forwarded at special rates.

15. Custom House dues and other governmental expenses not included in the rates given. 16.

Purchases in Europe will be made by us on application.

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(NOTE.-Accuracy and precision in customs proceedings are so essential to the interests of importers that the services of a competent broker are usually worth vastly more than the small cost of such services.)

General

Instructions

FOR SHIPMENTS TO THE UNITED STATES.

I.

Each package must be fully addressed or have a shipping mark, and the name of the country of origin.

2.

Every package for delivery at an interior city must be marked "in

[Here give name of city.]

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3. Make out four invoices, and if valued over one hundred dollars have same certified by United States Consul. If under one hundred dollars, the invoice need not be certified. Mail two copies to F. B. Vandegrift & Co., New York or Philadelphia.

4. Instruct forwarding agent at point of shipment to consign goods to F. B. Vandegrist & Co., and mail them bill of lading by steamer not later than the one carrying the goods.

5. If goods are for an interior port see that bill of lading is made out F. B. Vandegrift & Co., New York or Philadelphia, in bond to [Here give name of city.]

6. If invoice and bill of lading do not reach F. B. Vandegrift & Co., New York or Philadelphia, by the time the goods do, expensive general order charges may be incurred.

(Note.--Accuracy and precision in customs proceedings are so essential to the interests of importers that the services of a competent broker are usually worth vastly more than the small cost of such services.)

GENERAL EXPRESS TARIFF.

ON PARCELS, PACKAGES, BOXES, BALES, ETC.

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M'rine Ins.

*2 to 5 Lbs.

5 to to Lbs.

10 to 15 Ibs.

15 to 20 Lbs.

20 to 25 Lbs.

25 to 30 Lbs.

zo to 40 Lbs.

40 to 50 Lbs.

50 to 60 Lbs.

60 to 70 Lbs.

70 to 80 lbs.

So to go Lbs.

90 to 100 Lbs.

Over 100 lbs., for

20 1.bs. add. Marine Insurance

Per $100.

99

TO

4.00

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27 William St., New York.

TO ALL PARTS OF THE WORLÖ.

FOREIGN EXPRESS

50 S. Fourth St., Philadelphia.

6.75

.80 1.00

6.23

6.50

8.75

Great Britain.-liverpool. 7.50 2.50 .50 .60 .75 .80 1.00 1.25 1.50 1.75 2.00 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00

3.50 .50
London and all other places.
10.00 2.50 .75 1.00 1.25 1.75 2.00 2.50 3.00 3.25 3.50 3.75 4.00 4.25 4.50

4.75 :50
France.-Havre...

10.00 2.50 .75 1.00 1.25 1.50 1.75 2.00 2.25 2.75 3.25 3.75 4.101 4.501 4.90 5.25
Paris.....

.50
10.00 2.50 .90 1.20 1.55 1.90 2.15 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.40

3.80

4.251 4.751 5.25 S-501
All other places.

-75
10.00 2.50 1.00 1.45 1.90 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.50 4.00 4.50 4.90 5.25 5.60 6.00

.90
Germany. - Hamburg and Bremen..

10.00
2.50 .50 .75 1.00 1.25 1.50 1.75 2.00 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.25 3.50 3.75

.50 .60 All other places. 10.00 2.50 .75 .90 1.25 1.50 1.75 2.00 2.25 2.75 3.00 3.25 3:50 3.75 4.00

4.25 .Sol .60 Holland and Belgium.-All places.

15.00 5.00 .75 .901.25 1.50 1.75 2.00 2.25 2.75 3.00 3.25 3.50 3.75 4.001 4.251 .So 50 Denmark.-All places.

15.00 5.00 .75 1.00 1.25 1.70 1.90 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.25 3.50 3.75 4.00 4.25

-50 .50 Norway and Sweden.-All places..

15.00 5.00 1.00 1.25 1.65 2.30 2.65 3.00 3.25 3.50 3.75 4.00 4.25 4.50 4.751

5.00 50 .60
Russia, Turkey,

Greece and Mediterranean
Islands. *
25.00 7.50 2.25 3.00 3.50 4.00/4.50 4.75 5.00 5.50 6.00 6.50

7.00)
7.50 8.00

8.50 1.25 1.50 Austria and Switzerland.-All places...

15.00

500 1.15 1.60 1.90 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.50 4.00 4.50 5.25 5.75 6.251 Italy, Spain and Portugal.-All places*. 20.00 7-50 2.00 2.60 3.25 3.75 4.25 4.500 4.75/5.25 5.75

6.85 7.20

7.50 1.10 1.50
Africa.-All Northern Ports, --Tunis, Algiers,
Morocco, Egypt, Madeira and Canary Islands.* 30.00 15.00 2.75 3.25 3.75 4.50 5.25/6.00 6.50 7.25 8.00

9.50 10.00 10.50 11.00 1.50 1.50
Azores Islands........
30.00 15.00 5.255.255.255.255.25/6.00 6.50 7.25 8.00 8.75 9.50 10.001 10.50

11.00 1.50 1.50
Africa.-All Southern Ports, Cape Coast, Liberia.
Cape Colony, Port Natal*.
30.00 15.00 3.00 3.50 4.00 4.50 5.25 5.75 6.50 7.25 8.00

9.50 10.00

10.50 11.00 1.50 1.50 East Indies, China, Japan, Java, Singapore, Ports of* 30.00 10.00 2.75 3.25 4.00 4.50 5.00 5.25 5.50 6.00 6.50 7.00 7:50

8.00 8.50 9.00 1.50 1.80 Oceanica.-Ports of Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania and Phillipines, via England.. 30.00 12.50 2.75 3.50 4.25 5.00 5.75 6.50 7.25 8.00 9.00

10.00

10.75 11.50 12.00 12.50 2.00 1.50 South Anierica.-Rio Janerio, Buenos Ayers, Montevideo and other East Coast Ports.. 20.00 7.50 2.00 2.75 3.50 4.50 4.75 5.25 5.75 6.25 6.75

7.75 8.25

8.75

9.25 1.25 1.25
Colon and Panama.
10.00 5.00 1.75 2.00 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.25 3.75 4.50 5.75 6.75 7.50 8.50 9.50

10.00 1.75
Valpariso, Callao, Lima, San Salvadore, Guate-
mala and other West Coast Ports..

20.001 7.50 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.50/6.00 6.50 7.00 7.50 8.00 9.00 10.00 11.50 14.00 15.00 2.00 1.25
The West Indies.-Havana....
Money,

4.50
1.50 1.75 2.00 2.25 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.0 4.00

5.00 5.50 6.00
Other places in Cuba.....

6.50
All ports on the Islands of the Bahamas, Bar: jewelry and ".75/2.50 3.25 4.00 4.50 5.00 5.50 6.00 6.50 6.851 7.151 7.45 7.75 8.00 .90 1.00
badoes, Bermuda, Curacoa, Jamaica, Porto

valuables
Rico, St. Thomas, Trinidad..

not receiv'd
1.75 2.25 2.751 3.251 4.00 4.50 5.00 5.50 6.00 6.501 7.00 7.40

7.801

8.20 .0011.001 NOTE.-All places means at the railroad station. Places marked * must have expressage prepaid.

‘Drafts, bills and notes collected in all parts of the world. Barrels containing apples, poultry, game, oysters, vegetables, flour, beef, pork, hams, etc., at special rates. Above rates are given as a close proximation to govern transient business. For large lots special rates will be

made. To regular shippers all responsible competition will be met.

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