1. In 1879. Section 22 of the Post Office Act of 1875. Records destroyed many years ago.
2. 1879. Postmaster General. Exact date not available. Case reviewed in 1937, by the then Postmaster General, who decided that the Echo should be considered a bona fide newspaper under the provisions of the Post Office Act.
3. Owing to the depleted Post Office staffs and the difficulty of finding replacements, it is considered undesirable to insist on the technical requirements of individual addressing. The absence of addresses greatly facilitates Post Office handling by eliminating entirely, the time ordinarily occupied in reading addresses in the usual process of sortation. This saves time and work for sortation clerks and letter carriers. Copies for delivery in the city of London not addressed to local subscribers are distributed to non subscribers and postage charged thereon at the rate applicable to such copies.
5. Householders. See answer to No. 3.
6. Approximately 85| pounds spread over two and sometimes three deliveries. To reduce weight to be taken out by the carriers, papers are put up in several bundles which are distributed by truck to strategic points, where they are picked up by letter carriers in the course of delivery.
Subtopic: POSTAL SERVICE-"LONDON ECHO"