Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 29.djvu/675

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FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. II. Ch. 385. 1897. 645 not be allowed for the use of any thirdclass post-ofdce for rent a sum ,,,§;,Q§‘“ “"“*°1““ in excess of tour hundred dollars, nor more than sixty dollars for fuel ` and lights, in any one year. For necessary miscellaneous and incidental items directly connected Mi¤¤¤U==·¤¤¤¤¤· with first and second class post-offices, including furniture, one hundred and fifty thousand dollars: Provided, That the Postmaster-Gen §,Q‘;}§;f,;,ums eral, in his discretion, under such regulations a he shall prescribe, may I authorize any of the postmasters of said offices to expend the fund he may allow them for such purposes without the written consent of the Postmaster—General. I Eor advertising at first and second class post—oiIices, fifteen thousand A“"°"““i”g· c dollars. FREE-DELIVERY smzvicmz For pay of letter carriers in onices f;§§eQ°;:°{§S already established, and for substitute letter carriers and for temporary r O ` carriers at summer resorts, holiday and election service, twelve million ive hundred and twenty-nine thousand dollars; For pay of letter carriers in new offices entitled to ireedelivery serv- N" °‘“°°“· ice under existing law, ninety thousand dollars; _ d Igor horse-hire allowance, three hundred and seventy thousand H°”°"""· ol ars; For car-fare and bicycle allowance, one hundred and seventy-tive 0** *"¤¤*·°*°- thousand dollars; For incidental expenses, including twelve mechanics in the six larg- I“““°"'·‘**”· est cities, exclusively employed in repairing boxes and locks, and erecting boxes, planting posts and pedestals, at nine hundred dollars per annum; letter boxes, package boxes, posts, satchels, repairs, marine free-delivery service at Detroit, and so forth, sixty thousand dollars; . in all, thirteen million two hundred and twenty-four thousand dollars: _ Provided, That ten per centum of the foregoing amounts for ireedeliv- {:§QQjQ,mgD of 0,, ery service may be available interchangeably for expenditure on the i¤¤t¤· objects named, but no one item of appropriation shall thereby be increased more than ten per centum. The Postmaster-General is authorized to apply to the payment of the p§§;,{‘,f, lj3Q2Q2Q;? ”° salaries of letter carriers for the nscal year eighteen hundred and ninety-seven the sum of twenty-three thousand dollars, being an uuexpended balance of thirteen thousand five hundred dollars of the appropriation for the current fiscal year for street letter boxes, posts, and pedestals and an unexpended balance of nine thousand five hundred dollars of the appropriation for the current fiscal year for package boxes. For experimental rural free delivery, under the direction of the Post- R"'"' "'°""°““"Y· master—General, fifty thousand dollars. For stationery in post-otiices, flftyfive thousand dollars. S¤*i¤¤¤¤>’· For wrapping twine, eighty-five thousand dollars. Triml·`or wrapping paper, fifty thousand dollars. P"?" For letter balances, scales, and test weights, and repairs to same, ten S°**l°¤- thousand dollars. _ _ For postmarking and rating stamps, and repairs to same, and ink st;uj‘[f;f°°*'“¥~ “*°·- and pads for stamping and canceling purposes, thirty thousand dollars. _ For packing boxes, sawdust, paste, and hardware, one thousand five P“°k'“g "°“"· ‘“*°‘ hundred dollars. _ [ For printing facing slips and cutting same, card slide labels, blanks. P’“‘““g‘ and books of an urgent nature for the postal service, twenty thousand dollars. For rental of canceling machines, sixtyfive thousand dollars. C¤¤°°li**¤¤¤°**i¤°¤· Blanks, blank books, and printed matter for the money-order service, B°°k** “°‘ one hundred and twenty thousand dollars. MOH V 0 l t Stamps and articles pertaining thereto, and metal cutters, for the Bm °·` ”`°” "“`p°’ money-order service, two thousand five hundred dollars. _ _ Stationery and necessary miscellaneous and incidental expenses for *’*““°“°"" the money-order service, seven thousand dollars.