Congressional Edition Volume 4643

Congressional Edition Volume 4643

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...These demands often, in fact, always, exceed the possibilities, as represented by the available funds for such improvements, and it then becomes necessary to exercise that discerning judgment of practical experience to determine and cidjust the service to those demands w hich are considered most urgent and take necessary action to provide ihe facilities required. During the fiscal year 1903, covered by this report, the betterments described aggregate a total of over 28,000 miles. In this total more than 10,000 miles are represented by the service which superseded the previous service, confined to receipt and dispatch of mails by means of closed pouches forwarded by trains on which there were no postal clerks provided. As compared with the report of 1902, it wdl be noted that the character of service described is exceeded by nearly 2,000 miles, being, in 1902, 8,678 miles, while during the last fiscal year the figures are 10,421 miles. The total mileage of improvements for the past year do not equal the figures applicable to the years 1900, 1901, and 1902. The difference, however, does not indicate any check in the development and growth of this branch of the mail service, but suggests that the Department, in its efforts to meet all practicable demands, has finally succeeded in getting abreast with the more urgent requirements of the country. The betterments provided were very general, covering all sections of the country. The remote sections, however, have been given more attention than usual, on account of the urgency for such consideration, and in compliance with the well-known needs for improved postal facilities to meet the social and commercial demands of growth and development. The fast mail service during the year has received that...
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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236525353
  • 9781236525352