For telegrams handed in at post offices and sent by the routes of Imperial and International Communications, Limited, the Post Office receives the ordinary inland telegraph rate of 1d. per word with a minimum of 1s. per telegram. For letter-telegrams the Post Office receives ¾d. per word with a minimum of ls. 3d. The same rates are charged for all other Cable Companies' traffic, except in one case where special conditions prevail and rates are charged on an entirely different basis.