142 FORTY-FIFTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 259. 1878. cards otherwise than as provided bylaw and the regulations of the Post- 1"cnal¢y· Office Department; and any postmaster, or other person connected with the postal service, who shall violate any of these provisions shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not less than fifty nor more than five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned for a term not exceeding one year. Clerks. For compensation to clerks in post-offices, three million four hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars. Leitenenrriers. For payment to letter-carriers, one million eight hundred and seventy- five thousand dollars. Wrapping-paper. For wrapping-paper, twenty thousand dollars. Twine. For wrapping-twine, forty-five thousand dollars. · Marking-stamps. For marking and rating stamps, twelve thousand dollars. Letter-balances. For letter-balances and scales, three thousand five hundred dollars. Rent, etc. For rent, light, and fuel, three hundred and eighty thousand dollars. Furniture. For office furniture, twenty thousand dollars. Stationery. For stationery, fifty thousand dollars. Miscellaneous. For miscellaneous and incidental items, eighty thousand dollars. Inland in all OFFICE OF THE SEFOND ASSISTANT POSThIASTER—GENERAL.—FOP ¢¤¤¤¤I><>ff¤fi¤¤· inland mail transportation, namely: For transportation on star routes, SLM ’°“t“‘ five million three hundred and ninety thousand six hundred and seventy-three dollars. Steamboats. 1 For transportation by steamboat routes, seven hundred thousand dollars. R¤il¤>¤<l¤· For transportation by railroad, nine million one hundred thousand dollars; one hundred and twenty-five thousand dollars of which sum may be used by the Postmaster-General to obtain proper facilities from the great trunk lines of railroads for the railway post-office service during the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-nine: Oneagemforrail- Provided, That hereafter the Postmaster-General may appoint one agent "wg *f""°"· only to superintend the postal railway service, who shall be paid, out of a ary of the appropriation for the transportation of the mail on railways, a salary at the rate of three thousand five hundred dollars a year, and no allow- Reduction ojirail- ances for traveling or incidental expenses: And provided further, That "’“V °°'”P°"·"“"°”· the Postmaster-General be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to readj ust the compensation to be paid from and after the first day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, for transportation of mails on railroad routes by reducing the compensation to all railroad companies for the transportation of mails five per centum per annum from the rates for the transportation of mails, on the basis of the average weight fixed 1876,ch_ 17Q, and allowed by the iirst section of an act entitled “An act making 19 Stat., 79. appropriations for the service of the Post Office Department for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and for other purposes", approved July twelfth, eighteen hundred and seventy-six. Railway l>¤¤’¤ of- For compensation to railway post-office clerks, one million three hun- H°° "1"k“· dred and twenty-five thousand dollars. Routeagcuts. For route-agents, one million and thirty thousand dollars. Mail-route was- For mail-route messengers, one hundred and seventy-one thousand “°”g°‘“· dollars. L<><>¤1¤g¤¤‘¤¤- For local agents, one hundred and fifteen thousand dollars. Mail-messengers. For mail-messengers, six hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars. Locks and keys. For mail-locks and keys, fifteen thousand dollars. Mail-bags,etc. For mail-bags and mail-bag catchers, one hundred and eighty-five thousand dollars. OFFICE OF THE THIRD ASSISTANT Pos·1‘MAsTER·GENERAL.-For Postage-stamps. manufacture of adhesive postage-stamps, of official stamps, and of newspaper and periodical stamps, eighty thousand dollars. For pay of agent and assistants to distribute stamps, and expenses of the agency, eight thousand one hundred dollars. 1 S'¤°»mP°d °¤V°· For manufacture of stamped envelopes and newspaper-wrappers, four °p°°‘ hundred and seventy thousand dollars.