Congressional Edition Volume 5201

Congressional Edition Volume 5201

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...about the newspapers being responsible for the postal deficit until this table is explained. A study of these figures will be fruitful of surprises. In the first column are given the number of pounds of second-class matter for ten years, beginning with 1897 and down to 1906, showing a steady increase each year from 310,658,155 pounds in 1897 to 655,863,138 in 1906, more than double. In the second column the postal deficits as published appear for the same period, beginning with $12,133,392.88 in 1897 and ending with $14,441,116 in 1906. This latter is the Postmaster-General's estimate. That is, second-class matter increased 345,204,983 pounds and the postal deficit only $2,307,723.12 in the ten years. The third column gives the actual profit of the postal business each year for the ten years, had the Government matter that was carried been paid for or allowed for in the bookkeeping and had it not been for the extraordinary cost of free rural delivery. Right here I will ask Senator Carter, if I may be allowed to ask a question, why he keeps talking about the cost of mail matter being 7 cents a pound. Senator Carter. Because the publishers give us no other basis. Mr. Atkinson. Well, it is the Government's fault. They are all wrong. I do not believe it costs half of that. Senator Carter. The Commission has no view to express concerning the cost of carrying the second-class mail matter. It has H. Doc. 608, 5&-2 31 been suggested that 7 cents per pound was the cost, and we invite opinions as to the correctness of that estimate. Mr. Atkinson. It is all wrong. There is nothing in it. There is not a particle of truth in it. Now, the Post-Office Department made an actual normal surplus, if you will account for the two things which we have more

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