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For Increased Pay

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Washington, March 13.- Strons efforts will be mud by he houss ouimittee ou postoffioet nd po roads ío secura the passus by ths houie of a bilí to increase the eompensMion of rallrray mail clerks. The firgí bilí inroduoed ia this oongress was one by Mr. Linton of Michigan to roorganiza this branoh of the service, and tha eommittee has direeted that the bilí be reported favorably. By its provisión s the number oí elaies iu the service on a salary basis is increased f rom ílve to ten and salaries of clerks range from $800 to $1,500. Tho proposición to have 2 per oent. of the salaries wiíhheld to establish a pension fund was withdrawn as it wns feared that theopposicion to civil pensiona in tho house might endanger the wholo bilí. Rsliable statiatics showed that the mortality . among railway mail clerks through railroad accidenta is greater than that among tho troops in tho civil war. These clerks are required to pass an examination at a rating of more than 99 per cent, and are not given vacations although the departmental employe3 in Washington have thirty days.


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