Hearing before the Committee on post-offices and post-roads of the United States Senate on the bill (H. R. 18347) making appropriations for the service of the Post-office department for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1909
Govt. print. off., 1908 - Political Science - 73 pages
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amendment amount appropriation April 30 assistant division superintendents carry the mails cars cent CHAIRMAN city of Chicago congestion contractor cost D. C. DEAR SIR depots efficiency of service estimate expense figures gentlemen Government GRANDFIELD GRANT GRAW House bill hundred Illinois Tunnel Company increase Indemnity for lost KRAM LAWSHE letter loop district loss of registered lost registered mail mail service MASTEN matter MCCLEARY ment official envelopes paragraph Pennsylvania Station pneumatic tubes Post-Office Department Postmaster provides railroad railway mail railway mail service railway postal clerks screen wagons Second Assistant Postmaster-General Senator BURROWS Senator CARTER Senator CLAY Senator CRANE Senator DICK Senator DOLLIVER Senator HOPKINS Senator SCOTT Senator SIMMONS Senator TALIAFERRO statement STEWART streets substitute Teaming Company teams thirty days thousand dollars tion tonnage tons transfer mail transportation Treasury trips tunnel service Union Station wagon contract wagon service Washington WHEELER
Page 1 - An act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-four, and for other purposes," approved March third, ' eighteen hundred and seventy-three, for the transportation of mails on the basis of the average weight.
Page 65 - ... thereafter, the result to be stated and certified in such form and manner as he may direct. In computing the average weight of mails per day carried on a railroad route, the whole number of days included in the weighing period shall be used as a divisor.
Page 64 - ... may, in his discretion, ascertain the effect of such diversion by a weighing of such mails for such number of successive working days as he may determine, and have the weights stated and verified to him as in other cases, and readjust the compensation on the routes affected accordingly: Provided, That no readjustment shall be made unless the diverted mails equal at least ten per centum of the average daily weight on any of the routes affected: Provided further, That readjustment made hereunder...
Page 64 - When, after a weighing of the mails for the purpose of readjusting the compensation for their transportation on a railroad route, mails are diverted therefrom or thereto, the Postmaster General may, in his discretion, ascertain the effect of such diversion by a weighing of such mails for such number of successive working days as he may determine, and have the weights stated and verified to him as in other cases, and readjust the compensation on the routes...
Page 19 - LAWSON. (Whereupon, at 12.15 pm, a recess was taken until 2 pm) AFTER RECESS The committee reassembled at 2 o'clock pm, pursuant to recess.
Page 61 - ... the Postmaster General may, In his discretion, under such regulations as he may provide, allow any railway postal clerk who is not entitled to annual leave under other provision of law leave of absence with pay for a period not exceeding...
Page 59 - ... in any one year, with the understanding that his duties will be performed without expense to the Government during the period for which leave is granted, he to provide a substitute at his own expense.
Page 23 - That hereafter all moneys recovered or collected on account of loss of first-class domestic registered matter, which in the course of adjustment are not restored to the original owners, shall be covered into the Treasury of the United States.