(Hearings) Volume 9

(Hearings) Volume 9

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. Murdoch. Just there for a moment. Are the figures for the weight of the mail in the possession of both the Auditor and the Second Assistant Postmaster-General I Mr. McCARDY. We will come to that in a minute. There has been a good deal of discussion about that in the last three or four years. Tne weights are in the possession of the Post-Office Department. The Chairman. The Second Assistant Postmaster-General? Mr. McCARDY. Yes, sir; and they certify to our office each month the amounts clue by the information ascertained by that weighing process, once in four years, the amount due to each carrier. Our office does not have the information that you ask about; we do not know that that is so; we simply take the statement that they make. Mr. Murdock. You have no check on that? Mr. McCARDY. We have no check on that, and the Auditor's Office for several years past has brought that to the attention of the authorities. We have not that information, but we simply pay on the statements made. The modus operand! of the payment after that certification has been made to our office is that of any other ordinary account in due course. The Chairman. If I understand you, the first information which the Auditor's Office receives of a charge on the. part of the railroad company is information from the Second Assistant Postmaster-Genera as to the weights which they have ascertained over the various roads. Mr. Mccaruy. Yes, sir. The Chairman. Is that the first information 2 Mr. McCARDY. That is the first information. Mr. Kram. We do not get that information. The Chairman. Well, what is the first information? Mr. Kram. The first information we get is, as the Auditor stated, an order signed by the Second Assistant Postmaster-General authorizing the payment of a...show more

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  • Paperback | 552 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 28mm | 975g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236663918
  • 9781236663917