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THE CHICAGO POSTOFFICE,

Postal and Money Order business transacted during the year 1902.

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In 1902. $376,721.71 or 12.8 per cent. Total expenses In 1902, 35.84 per cent, of receipts.
Expenses in 1901 were 30.05 percent, of receipts.

THE CHICAGO POSTOFFICE.—Continued.

MAILING DIVISION.

Comparative statement of mail handled in the Mailing Division, during the years 1901 and 1903

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Total in tons, 1901, 40439; 1902. 4!»,0!»0.

Number of errors made l>y the public in addressing their mail fall classes).

1901

1902

Increase

4.119.801 5,701,300

1.381.499

REGISTERED MAIL.

Comparative statement showing the operations of the Registry system at the Chicago Postofflce, during the years ended December 31.1901. and 1902:

Letters registered with fee prepaid

Parcels registered with fee prepaid

Registered letters received for delivery

Registered parcels received for delivery

Registered letters and parcels received for distribution

Registered packages received (with matter for city delivery)

Registered packages received in transit

Registered packages made up and mailed

Through registered pouches and Inner sacks received

Through registered pouches and innersacks made up and dispatched..

Through registered pouches and inner sacks received in transit

Official letters and parcels registered free

Total number of registered articles handled

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Increase in 1902 over 1901, S70.H34 pieces, 15.40 per cent.

THE CHICAGO POSTOFFICE.—Continued.

TABLE SHOWING NATIONALITIES OF EMPLOYES OF THE CHICAGO POST OFFICE.

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Percentage of Americans to total. 78 per cent.

In addition to these ,'t.!>2» employes there are 238 others whose nationalities are unknown, V'/.: Sub-Messengers, 8; Sub-Printers, 3; Letter Box Mechanics. 10; Cleaners lit Stations, 21; Glerks-in-Charge of Sub-Stations. 199; making the total numl>or of employes, 4.168.

INQUIRY DIVISION.

Tracers and inquiries filed for lost mail 50,909

Pieces recovered 30,500

Restored to owners property found loose valued at $5,000

Pieces despatched to I). L. 0 809,431

Valuable dead letters delivered 2,790

Stamps found loose In mails valued at. $2,300

Postal information and rulings furnished 52,341 THE CHICAGO POSTOFFICE—Continued.

Total Money Order business transacted at Main Office Stations, and Sub-Stations of the Chicago Postoffice during the year ended December 31, 1902.

DOMESTIC MONEY ORDERS ISSUED.

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'Canadian and Cuban Money Orders treated as domestic orders since July 1, 1901.
SUMMARY AND COMPARISON, 1900-1901.

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IRON AND STEEL.

Monthly range of prices in the Chicago market during the past three years

(Furnished by The Iron Age.)

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