Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.
Not the slightest. The department is not interested one way or the other. Some carriers have petitioned for this privilege and the department has simply acceded to their request. If some letter-carriers had not had themselves prejudiced, they would long since have availed themselves of the advantages of this Act. Under the old law the salary of a letter-carrier was $600, but under the present Act he can attain $725 a year, and in addition have some other advantages.