Oregon Statutes - Chapter 165 - Offenses Involving Fraud or Deception - Section 165.495 - Refusing to send or deliver message or sending message out of order.

(1) Except as provided in subsection (2) of this section, no agent, operator or employee in any telegraph office, shall unreasonably and willfully:

(a) Refuse or neglect to send any message received at such office for transmission;

(b) Postpone any message out of its order; or

(c) Refuse or neglect to deliver any message received by telegraph.

(2) This section does not require:

(a) Any message to be received, transmitted or delivered, unless the charges thereon have been paid or tendered;

(b) The sending, receiving or delivery of any message counseling, aiding, abetting or encouraging treason against the Government of the United States or of this state, or other resistance to the lawful authority, or any message calculated to further any fraudulent plan or purpose, or to instigate or encourage the perpetration of any unlawful act, or to facilitate the escape of any criminal or person accused of crime. [Formerly 757.626]

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