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The New postal arrangements. --The Montgomery Advertiser, of May 17th, speaking of the Confederate postal service, says: "The law which goes into operation on the first proximo, requires prepayment in money until the necessary stamps and stamped envelopes can be procured, at the rate of five cents per letter, weighing not more than half an ounce, for any distance not exceeding five hundred miles, and five cents additional for every half ounce or fraction of an office; over five hundred miles, double these rates. Advertised letters will be charged two cents in addition to the regular postage. All drop letters and letters placed in the office for delivery only will be charged two cents; newspapers, circulars, and other printed transient matter, placed in the office for delivery only will be charged one cent. The postage on weekly newspapers within the Confederate States will be ten cents per quarter; for a paper published six times per week six times that amount, and for other