Making no effort to coin a deathless
phrase, Edward of Wales last week inaugurated London Post Office's new
telegraph rate of nine words for sixpence by wiring his father: "I have
the honor to address Your Majesty in this inaugural telegram at the new
rate of nine words for sixpence. Edward P."
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