Hon. J. C. ELLIOTT (Postmaster General):
This is part of vote 275 which amounted to something over $16,000,000. The payment for March for these various services includes city offices, railway mail service, and district offices; and the shortage occurs almost wholly in city offices where postal clerks and letter carriers are engaged on continuous service Saturday afternoons and holidays. This is the $185,000 to which I referred, when the coming year's estimates were before the house, as being necessary to pay the extra help for the Christmas rush and to make up overtime up to March 31.
Topic: WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic: DEPARTMENT OF MINES AND RESOURCES