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We are the only regularly Appointed
Western Railroad Co.
FAST FREIGHT LINES:
Wabash and Lackawanna Despatch
RAIL AND LAKE :
Northern Steamship Co.
Union Transit Co.
Cleveland & Buffalo Transit Co.
We also operate out of Philadelphia over the Philadelphia & Reading Railway Co., and out of Boston over the Boston & Maine Railroad.
On application, we will quote you rates. Correspondence invited on all questions. Through Bills of Lading issued by our Foreign Agents.
F. B Vandegrift & Co. CURTOM HOUSE BROKERS
New York, 15-25 Whitehall Street
Drawback collected on all exported articles entitled to same, manufactured from imported materials
7. 8. DRIFT & go.
Foreign Express TO ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD. 15-25 Whitehall St., New York. 315 Dearborn St., Chicago.
Rates on Small Packages of Merchandise from New York.
Baltimore, Ma..... 25 25 30
City, Mont.. 23 30 451 60
be, Wis... 25 30 45
Geaeral Instructions and Information Relatiog to
Shipments to Europe and other Foreign Points
Via Atlantic Ocean Routes. 1.-PACKING, ADDRESSING AND WAY-BIJ.LING.
Packages must be carefully packed with regard to contents and distance and in such manner as to facilitate Custom House examination,
While F. B. Vandegrist & Co. will exercise the greatest care, we cannot accept responsibility for damages to goods from careless handling in the Custom House.
Shipments must be legibly addressed in English, and street and number given on packages for cities or large towns.
The name and address of shipper must appear on every package, to
insure reports of refused or undelivered goods. II.-DESCRIPTION OF CONTENTS AND VALUE.-Con
tents and value must be fully marked on each package or an invoice or detailed memorandum of the nature and value of the contents of each package must accompany goods.
Shipper will be held liable for any fines, extra duties or expense in. curred by reason of alleged false or inaccurate representation of what.
soever nature. III.-MARINE INSURANCE.-Shipments for foreign countries are
not insured by F. B. Vandegrift & Co. against losses arising from perils
of the sea, unless Marine Insurance is desired and charged for. IV.-FOREIGN CUSTOM HOUSE CHARGES, dues and other
Governmental expenses are not included in any rates given; they must be guaranteed by shippers. A deposit sufficient to cover these expenses (known or estimated) will be required where absolutely free delivery to
consignce is desired, V.-PREPAYMENT OF CHARGES is compulsory to Spain, Por.
tugal, Africa, China, Japan, the Mediterranean Levant, Central and South America and West Indies, and on samples and packages of nomi
nal value to all points. VI.-LIVE ANIMALS will not be received for shipment to Europe until
after special arrangement has been made with us at New York. VII.-TOBACCO FÖR ENGLAND, IRELAND, SCOTLAND
AND WALES will not be accepted in packages less than eighty Ibs, net; except that samples of tobacco under four lbs., if so marked on face of package and prepaid at double rates, will be taken.
Tobacco must never be packed with other articles for shipment to any
foreign country, VIII -THE FOLLOWING WILL NOT BE RECEIVED FOR
Fresh fruits for Germany.
Medicine for Norway, Sweden, Russia, Franco,
Roses for Holland.
Potatoes to Germany, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, or Austria.
Reprints of Works by English authors of English copyright songs for England.
Packages for Russia unless packed in wooden boxes, otherwise they are liable to seizure as improper importations.
Vegetables and Live and Cat Plants, Bulbs and Roots
to Italy. IX.-Whiskey, Wine, Beer and liquors generally, including any prepa
ration, whether medicinal, toilet or otherwise, in which Alcohol is used, also Tea and Coffee destined to Great Britain and Ireland will not be received unless the exact contents are plainly
marked on face of packages X.-LETTERS must not be enclosed in foreign packages. XI.-BULKY or UNWIELDY PACKAGES will be charged for
at one and a half or double rates, according to size. Bicycles charged double rates, except for quantities of three or more wheels, when special
rates will be furnished upon application to us at New York. XII.-PURCHASES IN EUROPE will be made at regular commission