Congressional Edition Volume 2540

Congressional Edition Volume 2540

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...And Decrease Estimates For InLand TRANSPORTATION. Statement showing the percentage of increase or decrease in the estimates of cost for inland mail service for tA years 1881 to 1889, inclusive, as compared with the appropriation for the year preceding each of them: The first of the immediately preceding tables shows that while there has beeu a steady and uniform increase in the percentage of the miles traveled in the star service or in otber words in the quantity of the service performed, to meet the demands of the public for postal facilities, there has been on the other hand a steady aud uniform decrease iu the percentage of the annual rate of cost of such service per mile. The increase in the percentage in the service last year over the average service during the preceding seven years was 7.11 per cent.; this year the increase of the same over the preceding eight years was 7.48 per cent., while the figures show a decrease in the rate of cost per mile this year of 19 per cent, as against a decrease last year of 16 per cent. In the steamboat service, as will be seen by reference to the samo table, there has been an equally gratifying result in-the reduction of percentage in the rate of cost per mile in the service performed. A condensed statement of the whole service for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1887, shows that the total number of routes in operation on that date was 23,762, being an increase on the previous year of 963 routes, or 4.22 per cent.; that the length of these routes aggregated a mileage of 392,874.71, being a net, increase in mileage of 5,288.71, the percentage of increase iu length of routes being 1.36; that the number of miles traveled during the year was 270,173,065.93, being an increase more

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