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The Sale Of Postage Stamps

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The Thircl Assistant rosimrarer ueueneral, in liis report, devotos considerable space to the abuse of the sale of stamps by country Postmasters of the ourth-class oifloes, which are. allowed commissions on the sale of stamps, and says that they compuse 96 per cent. of the -whole number. The commissions on the sale of stamps run from 40 to 60 per cent. The abuse appears when the Postmaster at a fourth-elass office sells or trades stumps out of its delivery. The Assietant Postmaster General says that the vigilance that has been exercised has failed to provide ui adequate remedy. Experience has sliown that second only to the varioly of expedienta developed by Postmaste'rs in effecting sales ia the, plausibility of the excuses assigned by the m for needicg unusual suppiies. add as there are over 80,000 terfl of the fonrth class, the department must, to a great extent, accept the representations. Some interesting incidents aro relatecl of tho the thriving business done by the country Poshnasters. The two largest busiiifss houses in Balt Lako City, receiving 200 letters daily, have not bought $5 worth of stamps from th; Salt Lake Postoiïiee in two years, bat they liave stamps constantly for sale; and one offLred to iuruish the Salt Lake Postmaster with $1,500 wortli. A Mormoii, 'rom Southern Utah, comiug into Sult Lake recently, bought new furuiture for his entire house nnd paid for it in post!ge starups. W aahïnyton Cor. Chicago l'ribune. i The publioatioa of lotteries and race sweepslmn been prohibitwl in India,


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Michigan Argus