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Proviso.

Allotments not exceeding $300.

tion for separating services and for unusual conditions during a portion of the year, in lieu of the allowance for clerical services for this

purpose now authorized by law. Unusual conditions.

For unusual conditions at post-offices, one hundred and twentyProviso.

five thousand dollars: Provided, That the expenditure of so much Limitation,

thereof as may be found necessary to carry out the provisions hereinafter set forth, but not in the aggregate to exceed fifteen thousand

dollars, is limited as follows: Clerks and carriers

Whenever a postmaster in any locality with a population of not for certain localities.

more than twenty thousand inhabitants certifies to the department that, owing to unusual conditions in his community, he is unable to secure the services of efficient employees otherwise, the PostmasterGeneral having ascertained the truth of the certification may authorize, in his discretion, the appointment of clerks and letter carriers for that office at such higher rates of compensation, within the present recognized grades, as may be necessary in order to insure a proper

conduct of the postal business. Clerks, third-class

For allowance to third-class post-offices to cover the cost of clerical offices.

services in offices where the salaries of the postmasters range from one thousand dollars to one thousand five hundred dollars, five hundred and eighty thousand dollars: Provided, That no allowance in excess of two hundred dollars shall be made where the salary of the postmaster is one thousand dollars, one thousand one hundred dollars, or one thousand two hundred dollars; nor in excess of three hundred dollars where the salary of the postmaster is one thousand three hundred dollars, one thousand four hundred dollars, or one thousand five hundred dollars.

For allowance to third-class post-offices to cover the cost of clerical services in offices where the salaries of the postmasters range from

one thousand six hundred dollars to one thousand nine hundred Proviso.

dollars, seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars: Provided, That no allowance in excess of four hundred dollars shall be made where the salary of the postmaster is one thousand six hundred dollars or one thousand seven hundred dollars, nor in excess of five hundred dollars where the salary of the postmaster is one thousand eight

hundred dollars or one thousand nine hundred dollars. Rent, light, and fuel.

For rent, light, and fuel for first, second, and third class post-offices, four million one hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That there shall not be allowed for the use of any third-class post-office for rent

a sum in excess of five hundred dollars, nor more than one hundied Ten-year leases.

dollars for fuel and light in any one year: Provided further, That the Postmaster-General may, in the disbursement of this appropriation, apply a part thereof to the purpose of leasing premises for the use of post-offices of the first, second, and third classes, at a reasonable annual rental, to be paid quarterly, for a term not exceeding ten

years. Miscellaneous. For miscellaneous items necessary and incidental to post-offices of

the first and second class, three hundred thousand dollars. Canceling machines.

For rental and purchase of canceling machines, including cost of power in rented buildings, motors, repairs to motors, and miscellaneous expenses of installation and operation, three hundred and ten thousand dollars, thirty-five thousand dollars of which sum may be expended in the purchase of such machines, and the PostmasterGeneral is hereby authorized to enter into contracts for the rental of canceling machines to cover a period not exceeding three years: Provided, That the rental paid for any canceling machine shall not exceed three hundred dollars per annum including repairs on said machines, and that all contracts entered into shall be let after having advertised for bids and shall be awarded on the basis of cheapness and efficiency.

Allotments not exceeding $500.

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Purchase.

Rental contracts.

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Maximum rent, etc.

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vices.

Letter carriers.

Horse hire, etc.

Car fare and bicycles.

For the purchase, repair, and maintenance of mechanical and Labor-saving de labor-saving devices, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For compensation to thirteen assistant superintendents, Salary e Assistant superinand Allowance Division, at the rate of two thousand dollars per annum each, and for their per diem allowance 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, forty-four thousand two hundred dollars.

For pay of letter carriers at offices already established, including City delivery. substitutes for carriers absent without pay, city delivery service, thirty-one million dollars.

For pay of substitutes for letter carriers absent with pay, and of Substitutes, etc. auxiliary and temporary letter carriers at offices already established, one million one hundred thousand dollars.

For pay of letter carriers, substitute and auxiliary letter carriers at New offices. new offices entitled to city delivery service, ninety thousand dollars.

For horse-hire allowance and the rental of vehicles, nine hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.

For car fare and bicycle allowance, four hundred and sixty thousand dollars.

For street-car collection service, ten thousand dollars.

For compensation to twenty-two mechanics, at not exceeding nine Mechanics. hundred dollars each, nineteen thousand eight hundred dollars.

For marine postal service, Detroit, Michigan, six thousand five Detroit, marine servhundred dollars: Provided, That hereafter the Postmaster-General Proriso. may, in his discretion, enter into contracts for a period of not exceeding four years for the steamboat and other equipment necessary for the performance of the Detroit River postal service.

For incidental expenses of the city delivery service, including Incidentals. freight and drayage on equipment, furniture, and supplies, and erecting, painting, and repairing letter and package boxes and posts, repairing clocks and other equipment, and for maps, thirty-five thousand dollars.

For car fare for special-delivery messengers in emergency cases, thirteen thousand dollars.

For fees to special-delivery messengers, one million three hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars.

For travel and miscellaneous expenses in the postal service, office of the First Assistant Postmaster-General, one thousand dollars.

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Street - car tions,

Contracts.

Special delivery.
Car fare.

Fees.

Travel, etc.

OFFICE OF THE SECOND ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL.

Second Assistant
Postmaster-General.

Transportation.
Star route's

livery.

Alaska emergency service.

For inland transportation by star routes, including temporary service to newly established offices, seven million one hundred and seventy thousand dollars: Provided, That no part of this appropria- Discontinuance if tion shall be expended for continuance of any star-route service the served by rural depatronage of which shall be served entirely by the extension of rural delivery service, nor shall any of said sum be expended for the establishment of new star-route service for a patronage which is already entirely served by rural delivery service: Provided, That out of this 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 or other power-boat Steambont, routes, eight hundred and fifteen thousand dollars.

For mail messenger service, one million five hundred and ninety Messenger service. thousand dollars.

For the transmission of mail by pneumatic tubes or other similar devices, nine hundred and twenty-three thousand dollars.

etc.,

Pneumatic etc.

tubes,

Wagon service.

Mail bags, etc.

Prorisos.

sions,

Bag repair shops, labor.

Equipment Chicago.

shop,

Locks, keys, etc.

For regulation, screen, or other wagon service, one million seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars.

For mail bags, metal for mail-bag attachments, cord fasteners, label cases, and material necessary for manufacture and repairing of equipment, and for incidental expenses pertaining thereto, three

hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That out of this appropriation Equipment for Alaska and island posses- the Postmaster-General is authorized to use so much of the sum, not

exceeding five thousand dollars, as may be deemed necessary for the purchase of material, and the manufacture in the mail-bag repair shop of such small quantities of distinctive equipment as may be required by other executive departments, and for service in Alaska, Porto Rico, Philippine Islands, Hawaii, or other island possessions, and for such special equipment for testing and for other purposes in

connection with the reduction in the weight of mail equipment: Examining methods Provided further, That not exceeding five thousand dollars of this of bag and lock shops,

amount may be used by the Postmaster-General for the temporary employment of expert service to examine into the methods employed in conducting the affairs of the mail-bag shop and the lock shop.

For compensation to labor employed in the mail-bag_repair shop at Washington, District of Columbia, and Chicago, Illinois, one hundred and ten thousand dollars.

For rent, light, fuel, electric power, and incidental expenses pertaining to the maintenance of a subworkshop for the repair of mail equipment at Chicago, Illinois, three thousand five hundred dollars.

For mail locks and keys, chains, tools, machinery and material necessary for manufacturing and repairing same, and for incidental expenses pertaining thereto; also for making in the mail-lock repair shop such metal attachments as may be needed for use in the manufacture and repair of mail equipment, eight thousand five hundred

dollars. Lock repair shop, For compensation to labor employed in the mail-lock repair shop

at Washington, District of Columbia, thirty-six thousand five hundred dollars.

For inland transportation by railroad routes, forty-five million five hundred thousand dollars.

The provision of the act of March second, nineteen hundred and seven, entitled “An Act making appropriations for the service of the Post-Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and eight, and for other purposes," fixing the compensation to be paid for transportation of mail on land-grant railroads at the rate of seventeen dollars and ten cents for each two thousand pounds carried in excess of forty-eight thousand pounds, is hereby amended to make such rate of compensation after June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and ten, fifteen dollars and thirty-nine cents for each two thousand pounds carried in excess of forty-eight thousand pounds, and the Postmaster-General is hereby authorized and directed to readjust the compensation in accordance with this amendment.

For tabulating and arranging information relative to the operation, carrying mails. receipts, and expenditures of railroad companies carrying the mails,

including rental of quarters in Washington, District of Columbia,

ten thousand dollars, which shall be immediately available. Freight

For pay of freight or expressage on postal cards, stamped envelopes, cards, etc.

newspaper wrappers, and empty mail bags, three hundred and Withdrawals from seventy-five thousand dollars. And the Postmaster-General shall

require, when in freightable lots and whenever practicable, the withdrawal from the mails of all postal cards, stamped envelopes, newspaper wrappers, empty mail bags, furniture, equipment, and other supplies for the postal service, except postage stamps, in the respective weighing divisions of the country, immediately preceding

labor.

Railroad routes.

Compensation to land grant roads, re. duced.

Vol. 34, p. 1212

Tabulating information of railroads

on postal

periods.

Post-office car seryice.

Proviso.
Restriction.

the weighing period in said divisions, and thereafter such postal cards, stamped envelopes, newspaper wrappers, empty mail bags, furniture, equipment, and other supplies for the postal service, except postage stamps, shall be transmitted by either freight or express.

For railway post-office car service, five million and forty-seven thousand dollars: Provided, That no part of this amount shall be paid for rent or use of any car which is not sanitary, and sound in material and construction.

RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE: For thirteen division superintendents, Railway Mail Servat three thousand dollars each; thirteen assistant division superin- Division officers, tendents, at two thousand dollars each; five assistant superintend- clerks, etc. ents, at two thousand dollars each; nineteen assistant superintendents, at one thousand eight hundred dollars each; one hundred and forty-one chief clerks, at one thousand eight hundred dollars each; three hundred and one clerks, class six, at not exceeding one thousand six hundred dollars each; one thousand four hundred and ninetyone clerks, class five, at not exceeding one thousand five hundred dollars each; six hundred and twenty-eight clerks, class five, at not exceeding one thousand four hundred dollars each; two thousand seven hundred and fifty-seven clerks, class four, at not exceeding one thousand three hundred dollars each; two thousand two hundred and fifty-one clerks, class four, at not exceeding one thousand two hundred dollars each; six thousand four hundred and three clerks, class three, at not exceeding one thousand one hundred dollars each; two thousand seven hundred and seventy-five clerks, class two, at not exceeding one thousand dollars each; six hundred clerks, class one, at not exceeding nine hundred dollars each; six hundred clerks, class one, at not exceeding eight hundred dollars each; in all, twenty million five hundred and forty-nine thousand one hundred and seventy-five dollars.

That in addition to the salaries hereinbefore provided the Postmaster-General is hereby authorized to make travel allowances, not twelve hours. exceeding in the aggregate the sum hereby appropriated, to railway postal clerks assigned to duty in railway post office cars for expenses incurred by them while on duty, after twelve hours from the time of beginning their initial run, under such regulations as he may prescribe, and in no case shall such an allowance exceed seventy-five cents per day; and all the details pertaining to this service shall be reported to Congress not later than December tenth, nineteen hundred and ten; and for such travel allowances the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars is hereby appropriated. For temporary clerk hire in classes one and two for emergency

Emergency service. service, sixty thousand dollars.

For substitutes for clerks on vacation, sixty-eight thousand Substitutes. dollars.

For acting clerks, in place of clerks or substitutes injured while on duty, and to enable the Postmaster-General to pay the sum of two of death. thousand dollars, which shall be exempt from payment of debts of the deceased, to the legal representatives of any railway postal clerk or substitute railway 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, division superintendents, Traveling expenses. assistant division superintendents, and chief clerks, Railway Mail Service, and railway postal clerks, while actually traveling on business of the Post-Office Department and away from their several designated headquarters, twenty-five thousand dollars.

For rent, light, fuel, telegraph, and miscellaneous office expenses, schedules of mail trains, telephone service, and badges for railway

Travel allowances to clerks on duty over

Detailed report to Congress.

Acting clerks.
Allowance in case

Miscellaneous.

Per diem, etc., as

Electric and cable car service.

Prorisos.
Compensation.

Outside of cities.

postal clerks, seventy-five thousand dollars, including rental of offices for division headquarters, Railway Mail Service, in Washington, District of Columbia.

For per diem allowance of assistant superintendents while actually sistant superintend- traveling on official business away from their home, their official

domicile, and their headquarters, at a rate to be fixed by the Postmaster-General, not to exceed four dollars per day, thirty thousand dollars, and for their necessary official expenses not covered by their per diem allowance, not exceeding three thousand six hundred dollars; in all, thirty-three thousand six hundred dollars.

For inland transportation of mail by electric and cable cars, seven hundred and twenty thousand dollars: Provided, That the rate of compensation to be paid per mile shall not exceed the rate now paid to companies performing such service, except that the PostmasterGeneral, in cases where the quantity of mail is large and the number of exchange points numerous, may, in his discretion, authorize payment for closed-pouch service at a rate per mile not to exceed onethird above the rate per mile now paid for closed-pouch service; and for mail cars and apartments carrying the mails, not to exceed the rate of one cent per linear foot per car mile of travel: Provided further, That the rates for electric-car service on routes over twenty miles in

length outside of cities shall not exceed the rates paid for service on Unusual conditions, steam railroads: Provided, however, That not to exceed ten thousand

dollars of the sum hereby appropriated may be expended, in the discretion of the Postmaster-General where unusual conditions exist

or where such service will be more expeditious and efficient and at no Substitution of greater cost than otherwise, and not to exceed one hundred thousand

dollars of this appropriation may be expended for regulation, screen, or motor screen-wagon service which may be authorized in lieu of

electric or cable car service. Foreign mails. For transportation of foreign mails, three million two hundred

Clerks on steam- and sixty-three thousand dollars: Provided, That the Postmasterships.

General shall be authorized to expend such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding one hundred and thirty thousand dollars, to cover one-half of the cost of transportation, compensation, and expenses of clerks to be employed in assorting and pouching mails in transit on

steamships between the United States and other postal administraPier transfers, New tions in the International Postal Union, and not exceeding eighty

thousand dollars for transferring the foreign mail from incoming steamships in New York Bay to the steamship and railway piers, and for transferring the foreign mail from incoming steamships in San Francisco Bay to the piers; also for transferring the mail from steamships performing service under contract for transporting United States mail.

For assistant superintendent, division of foreign mails, with headquarters in New York, New York, two thousand five hundred dollars.

For balances due foreign countries, two hundred and thirty-five thousand dollars.

For travel and miscellaneous expenses in the postal service, office of the Second Assistant Postmaster-General, one thousand dollars.

wagon service.

York and San Francisco.

Assistant tendent.

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Balances due foreign countries.

Travel, etc.

Third Assistant Postmaster-General.

OFFICE OF THE THIRD ASSISTANT POSTMASTER-GENERAL.

Stamps.

For manufacture of adhesive postage stamps, special-delivery stamps, books of stamps, and for coiling of stamps, six hundred and

twenty thousand dollars. Stamped envelopes For manufacture of stamped envelopes and newspaper wrappers,

one million four hundred thousand dollars: Provided, That no part of sender, etc. prohib the foregoing sum shall be used to print or have printed, or sell or offer

to sell any stamped envelope bearing upon it a printed direction giving

and wrappers.

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