Hearings Before Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations in Charge of Deficiency Appropriations for 1913 and Prior Years; Deficiency Bill

Hearings Before Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations in Charge of Deficiency Appropriations for 1913 and Prior Years; Deficiency Bill

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...cents. The superintendent is of opinion, and I am inclined to think he is right ahout it, that the reduced fee will result in such an increased volume of business that it will practically make good the loss by reason of the reduction. The Chairman. Under the parcel-post act and under the regulations made by the department, if you send an article by parcel post, by the payment of this fee in addition to the postage you are insured against loss up to the sum of $50? Mr. Dockery. Yes, sir. The party declares the value of the package. However, on packages valued at $25 or less the fee is only 5 cents. The Chairman. These regulations are in effect and have been since the 1st of July? Mr. Dockery. Yes, sir; that is, except as to the reduced fee, which has been in effect since July 1. The Chairman. The system is in effect? Mr. Dockery. Yes, sir. The Chairman. And no appropriation is available from which this loss can be indemnified. Mr. Dockery. That is true. And there never has been except up to the 1st of July. Out of the "lump sum" appropriated last year a certain amount was allotted to pay indemnity claims. The Chairman. You had an appropriation for claims accruing prior to the 1st of July? Mr. Dockery. We had. The adjudicated claims prior to the 1st of July averaged $9.38 per claim. Mr. Bartlett. How many claims were there? Mr. Dockery. At the close of business July 12, 1913, 1,196 claims had been approved. At this time there are 800 claims pending, and applying the same ratio of value to the 800 claims the indemnity would be $7,504. That is the method of computation by which the superintendent reaches the conclusion that $75,000 will be necessary for this fiscal year. Mr. Bartlett. In addition to this $30,000? Mr. Dockery. No, sir. I...show more

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  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 658g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 123661237X
  • 9781236612373