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For wrapping twine and tying devices, one hundred and seventy- Twine. five thousand dollars.
For wrapping paper and paper for facing slips, fifty-five thousand Wrapping paper. dollars.
For letter balances, scales, and test weights, and repairs to same, Scales, etc. and for tape measures, twelve thousand five hundred dollars.
For postmarking and rating stamps, and repairs to same, and ink Postmarking, etc., and pads for stamping and canceling purposes, and year blocks for old post-marking stamps, not to exceed four consecutive years for each stamp, thirty-five thousand dollars.
For rubber stamps and type, metal-bodied rubber type, dates, figures, and holders, and ink and pads for rubber stamps, six thousand dollars.
For packing boxes, sawdust, paste, and hardware, two thousand Packing boxes, etc. dollars.
For printing facing slips and cutting same, card slide labels, blanks, Printing. and books of an urgent nature, twenty thousand dollars. Blanks, blank books, printed and engraved matter, binding and Money-order sup
plies, etc. carbon paper for the money-order service, one hundred and thirty-five thousand dollars.
Rubber and metal stamps and repairs thereto; ribbons, pads, and racks for the money-order service, six thousand dollars.
Copying presses, typewriting machines, envelope-opening machines, and repairs thereto, for use of the money-order service, fourteen thousand dollars.
Exchange on drafts and necessary miscellaneous expenses of the money-order service, ten thousand dollars.
Miscellaneous items in the office of the First Assistant Postmaster Miscellaneous. General, one thousand dollars: Provided, That a sum not exceeding Proviso.
Directories. three hundred dollars may be used for the purchase of city directories and books of reference.
OFFICE OF THE SECOND ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL.
Second Assistant Postmaster-General.
INLAND MAIL TRANSPORTATION: For inland transportation by star Mail transportaroutes, including temporary service to newly established offices, seven Star routes. million three hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That out of this Proviso. appropriation the Postmaster-General is authorized to provide difficult or emergency mail service in Alaska, including the establishment and equipment of relay stations, in such manner as he may think advisable, without advertising therefor.
For inland transportation by steamboat and other power-boat routes, Steamboat routes. seven hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.
For mail-messenger service, one million three hundred thousand Messenger service. dollars.
For transmission of mail by pneumatic tubes or other similar devices, et Pneum five hundred thousand dollars.
For regulation, screen, or other wagon service, one million one Wagon service. hundred and twenty thousand dollars.
For mail bags, cord fasteners, label cases, and for labor and material Mail bags, etc. necessary for repairing equipment, and for incidental expenses pertaining thereto, three hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
For mail Jocks and keys, chains, tools, and machinery, and for labor Locks, keys, etc. and material necessary for repairing same, and for incidental expenses pertaining thereto, forty-five thousand dollars.
For rent of building ior a mail-bag repair shop and lock-repair shop, and for fuel, gas, watchmen and charwomen, oil, and repair of machinery for said shops, nine thousand dollars.
For inland transportation by railroad routes, of which a sum not Railroad routes exceeding one hundred and twenty thousand dollars may be employed
to pay freight on postal cards, stamped envelopes, and stamped paper, mail equipment, and other supplies from the manufactories and depos
itories to the post-offices and depots of distribution, forty million nine Proviso.
hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That hereafter before making Weighing for readjustment of pay. the readjustment of pay for transportation of mails on railroad routes,
the average weight shall be ascertained by the actual weighing of the mails for such a number of successive working days not less than ninety, at such times after June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and five, and not less frequently than once in every four years, and the result to be stated and verified in such form and manner as the Postmaster
General may direct. Post-office car serv. For railway post-office car service, five million eight hundred and
seventy-five thousand dollars. Railway mail serv- RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE: One general superintendent, at four thouGeneral superin- sand dollars; one assistant general superintendent, at three thousand tendent, superintendents, clerks, etc.
etc. five hundred dollars; one chief clerk, office of general superintendent,
at two thousand dollars; one assistant chief clerk, office of general superintendent, at one thousand eight hundred dollars; eleven division superintendents, at three thousand dollars each; eleven assistant division superintendents, at one thousand eight hundred dollars each; five assistant superintendents, at one thousand eight hundred dollars each; twenty-three assistant superintendents, at one thousand six hundred dollars each; one hundred and twenty-five chief clerks, at one thousand six hundred dollars each; two hundred and fifty-nine clerks, class six, at not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars each; one thousand two hundred and sixty-six clerks, class five, at not exceeding one thousand four hundred dollars each; five hundred and twentyeight clerks, class five, at not exceeding one thousand three hundred dollars each; one thousand seven bundred and twenty-six clerks, class four, at not exceeding one thousand two hundred dollars each; one thousand seven hundred and fifty-four clerks, class four, at not exceeding one thousand one hundred dollars each; five thousand and forty-seven clerks, class three, at not exceeding one thousand dollars each; two thousand and thirty-one clerks, class two, at not exceeding nine hundred dollars each; nine hundred and five clerks, class one, at not exceeding eight hundred dollars each; in all, fourteen million one
hundred and seventy-eight thousand dollars. Appointments lim
And the appointment and assignment of clerks hereunder shall be so made during the fiscal year as not to involve a greater aggregate
expenditure than this sum. . Assignments to De
In the assignment or transfer of clerks from the railway mail service, partment duty. Preference for civil however, preference shall be given to the persons honorably discharged
from the military or naval service who served in the civil war and who are now serving as clerks on the railway mail cars in order that they may be transferred to clerical service in the Department or in the postoffices and relieved from service on said cars as rapidly as practicable, provided they are found to possess the business capacity necessary for the proper discharge of the duties of the offices to which they may be
transferred Emergency service. For temporary clerk hire in classes one and two for emergency
service, fifty thousand dollars. Substitute clerks.' For substitutes for clerks on vacation, fifty thousand dollars : ProAnnual vacation. vided, That the Postmaster-General may allow railway postal clerks
whose duties require them to work six days or more per week, fifty
two weeks per year, an annual vacation of fifteen days with pay. Acting clerks. For acting clerks, in place of clerks injured while on duty, and to
Allowance in case of death.
enable the Postmaster-General to pay the sum of one thousand dollars, which shall be exempt from the payment of debts of the deceased, to the legal representatives of any railway postal clerk or substitute rail
way, postal clerk who shall be killed while on duty or who, being injured while on duty, shall die within one year thereafter as the result of such injury, one hundred thousand dollars.
For actual and necessary expenses of General Superintendent, Traveling expenses. Assistant General Superintendent, chief clerk office of General Superintendent, assistant chief clerk office of General Superintendent, division superintendents, assistant division superintendents, chief clerks, and railway postal clerks, while actually traveling on business of the Department and away from their several designated headquarters, twenty-one thousand dollars.
For rent, light, fuel, telegraph, and miscellaneous office expenses, Miscellaneous. schedules of mail trains, telephone service, typewriting machines, and badges for railway postal clerks, fifty-eight thousand five hundred dollars. For per diem allowance of assistant superintendents, twenty-five Per diem, assistant
superintendents. thousand dollars; and for their necessary official expenses not covered upon by their per diem "allowance, not exceeding five thousand dollars; in all, thirty thousand dollars: Provided, That assistant superintendents Proviso. may receive a per diem allowance in lieu of actual and necessary traveling expenses at the rate of four dollars per day while actually traveling on business of the Department.
For inland transportation of mail by electric and cable cars, seven hundred and seventy-two thousand six hundred dollars: Provided,
Rate per mile. That the rate of compensation to be paid per mile shall not exceed the rate now paid to companies performing said service. Except that the
Underground cars. sum of one hundred and seventy-two thousand six hundred dollars of · the sum in this item appropriated is hereby made available for the purpose of covering the cost of mail service by underground electric cars in the city of Chicago, Illinois, during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and six. And the Postinaster-General is authorized to contract for said underground service in Chicago at an annual rate not exceeding said sum of one hundred and seventy-two thousand six hundred dollars for a period not exceeding four years.
For necessary and special facilities on trunk lines from Washington Special facilities... to Atlanta and New Orleans, one hundred and forty-two thousand seven lanta an hundred and twenty-eight dollars and seventy-five cents: Provided, proviso. That no part of the appropriation made by this paragraph shall be expended unless the Postmaster-General shall deem such expenditure necessary in order to promote the interest of the postal service.
For continuing necessary and special facilities on trunk lines from Kansas City, Mo., to Kansas City, Missouri, to Newton, Kansas, twenty-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary: Provided, That no part Proviso,
Conditions. of this appropriation shall be expended unless the Postmaster-General shall deem such expenditure necessary in order to promote the interest of the postal service. For transportation of foreign mails, two million seven hundred and
Foreign mails. twenty-five thousand dollars, of which sum forty-five thousand dollars Malls to Tahiti. or so much thereof as may be necessary shall be available for contracts for carrying mails from San Francisco to Tahiti, in accordance with Vol. 26, p. 832. the Act of March tbird, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, entitled “An Act to provide for ovean mail service between the United States ånd foreign ports, and to promote commerce:" Provided, That here- Proviso. on ste after the Postmaster-General shall be authorized to expend such sums ships. as may be necessary, not exceeding eighty-five thousand dollars, to cover one-half of the cost of transportation, compensation, and expense of clerks to be employed in assorting and pouching mails in transit on steamships between the United States and other postal administrations in the International Postal Union, and not exceeding forty thousand y
Transfers to piers, dollars for transferring the foreign mail from incoming steamships in Francisco.
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New York Bay to the several steamship and railway piers, and for transferring the foreign mail from incoming steamships in San Fran
cisco Bay to the piers. Assistant superin. For assistant superintendent of foreign mails, with headquarters in
New York, New York, two thousand five hundred dollars. Balances due for. For balances due foreign countries, one hundred and fifty-three eign countries.
thousand dollars. Miscellaneous For miscellaneous items, including railway guides, city directories,
and other books and periodicals necessary in connection with mail transportation, one thousand dollars.
Third Assistant OFFICE OF THE THIRD ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL.
For manufacture of adhesive postage and special-delivery stamps,
and books of stamps, four hundred and twenty thousand dollars. Distribution.
For pav of agent and assistant to distribute stamps, and expenses of
agency, eleven thousand two hundred and eighty dollars. Stamped envelopes, For manufacture of stamped envelopes and newspaper wrappers,
nine hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.
For pay of agents and assistants to distribute stamped envelopes and newspaper wrappers, and expenses of agency, twenty thousand five
hundred dollars. Postal cards. For manufacture of postal cards, one hundred and ninety-six thou
sand dollars. Distribution. For pay of agents and assistants to distribute postal cards, and
expenses of agency, seven thousand six hundred and forty dollars. Omcial envelopes. For registered-package, tag, official, and dead-letter envelopes, two
hundred and six thousand dollars. Ship, etc., letters. For ship, steamboat, and way letters, five hundred dollars. Indemnity, lost reg- . For payment of limited indemnity for the loss of pieces of first-class istered mail.
registered matter, six thousand dollars.
For blanks, books, and printed matter of urgent or special character, including the preparation, publication, and free distribution to the public of a pamphlet containing general postal information, intaglio seals, and other miscellaneous items of immediate necessity for the registry system, fifteen thousand dollars.
For miscellaneous items, one thousand dollars.
ec. The appropriation for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and five of ond-class mail privileges suits.
twenty-five thousand dollars for the employment of special counsel to Ante, p. 438.
prosecute and defend suits affecting the second-class. mailing privilege is hereby reappropriated and made available for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and six.
Fourth - Assistant Postmaster-General.
OFFICE OF THE FOURTH ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL.
Miscellaneous. For miscellaneous items, one thousand dollars.
-FREE-DELIVERY SERVICE: For pay of letter carriers in offices Letter carriers.
already established, and for substitute letter carriers, and for temporary carriers at summer, resorts, holiday, election, and emergency service, twenty-one million two hundred and ninety-six thousand five
hundred and seventy-five dollars. New offices.
For pay of letter carriers in new offices entitled to free-delivery
service under existing law, one hundred and ten thousand dollars.. Horse hire.
For horse-hire allowance, seven hundred and twenty-five thousand
dollars. Car fare, etc. For.car fare and bicycle allowance, three hundred and twenty-five
thousand dollars. Mechanics.
For compensation to twenty-two mechanics, at not exceeding nine
hundred dollars each, nineteen thousand eight hundred dollars. Detroit, Mich., marine service.
For marine postal service, Detroit, Michigan, four thousand five hundred dollars.
For all other incidental expenses, including letter boxes, package Incidental expenses boxes, posts, furniture, satchels, and straps, three hundred thousand dollars.
For car fare for special-delivery messengers in enrergent cases, ten Special delivery. thousand dollars.
For fees to special-delivery messengers, nine hundred thousand dollars.
RURAL FREE-DELIVERY SERVICE: For compensation to six division. Bural free delivery: superintendents of rural free delivery service, at two thousand four tendents. hundred dollars each, fourteen thousand four hundred dollars.
For compensation to twenty-five rural agents, at one thousand six Rural agents. hundred dollars each; eighteen rural agents, at one thousand five hundred dollars each; eighteen rural agents, at one thousand four hundred dollars each; twenty-five rural agents, at one thousand three hundred dollars each; sixty-five rural agents, at one thousand two hundred dollars each, and ten rural agents, at one thousand dollars each, two hundred and twelve thousand seven hundred dollars.
For per diem allowance for one hundred and sixty-one rural agents Per diem. when actually traveling on business of the Post-Office Department, at a rate to be fixed by the Postmaster-General, not to exceed four dollars per day, and for other necessary official expenses, one hundred and ninety-three thousand two hundred dollars.
For incidental and other necessary official expenses of division Clerks at headquarsuperintendents and rural agents, livery hire, forty thousand dollars.
For compensation to clerks at division headquarters: Twelve clerks, at one thousand two hundred dollars each; ten clerks, at one thousand one hundred dollars each; ten clerks, at one thousand dollars each; fourteen clerks, at nine hundred dollars each, forty-eight thousand dollars, For pay of letter carriers and clerks in charge of substations of Carriers and substa
tion clerks. rural free-delivery service, twenty-five million one hundred and twenty thousand dollars: Provided, That not exceeding twelve thousand five Proviso. hundred dollars of the amount hereby appropriated may be used for compensation of clerks in charge of substations.
For incidental expenses, including collection boxes, furniture, Incidental expenses. satchels, straps, badges, and the making of maps for use in the rural free-delivery service, two hundred thousand dollars.
That the appropriations herein made for the officers, clerks, and perm payment to the persons employed in the postal service shall not be available for the pacitated. compensation of any persons permanently incapacitated for perform
con ing such service. The establishment of a civil pension roll or'an
Pension, etc., roll, honorable service roll, or the exemption of any of the officers, clerks, and persons in the postal service from the existing laws respecting employment in such service is hereby prohibited. SEC. 2. That bereafter, whenever it shall be shown to the satisfac- .
overpaid, etc. tion of the Postmaster-General that any postage is paid on any mail matter for which service is not rendered, or is collected in excess of the lawful rate, he may, in his discretion, authorize the postmaster at the office where paid to refund the proper amount out of the postal receipts in the possession of the postmaster: Provided, That this pro- euro vision shall apply to all applications for such refunds pending in the tions. Post-Office Department at the time of the passage of this Act.
That if the revenues of the Post-Office Department shall be insuffi. meet deficiencies. cient to meet the appropriations made by this Act, a sum equal to such deficiency of the revenue of said Department is hereby appropriated, to be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply said deficiencies in the revenues for the Post-Office Department for the year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six.
Approved, March 3, 1905.
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