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Postmaster-General Hitchcock has apportioned among sixteen hundred post-offices having city delivery, three hundred thousand dollars of the parcels-post appropriation, to be used for equipment for the delivery of parcels-post business. There has been allotted to Chicago, fifteen thousand dollars; New York, Boston, and Philadelphia, each ten thousand dollars; Brooklyn, eight thousand dollars; St. Louis, five thousand dollars; Pittsburgh, four thousand dollars; Baltimore, Cleveland, and San Francisco, each twenty-five hundred dollars. After the parcels-post system has been in operation fifteen days from Jan. 1 the post-masters are directed to submit reports showing the volume of the parcels business, the additional cost, and an outline of the plans for handling the new business. For the establishment of the parcels-post system the postmaster-general has already authorized the expenditure of one hundred and eighty thousand dollars for supplies and equipment.
President Taft, in a second message to Congress on fiscal, judicial, military, and insular affairs, favors the immediate passage of a currency reform measure along lines of the Aldrich plan; declares a bigger navy is required for our manifold interests as one of the foremost of the "families of nations"; advises further reorganization of the army for greater reserve in times of peace; also desires a plan for a naval reserve and for naval aids to the secretary of the navy; believes Filipinos are not ready for autonomy; wants workman's compensation act, and federal regulation of water-powers; recommends raising Colonel Goethals to rank of major-general with title of chief engineer when present incumbent is retired; warns against radical antitrust legislation, and praises Sherman law.
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