It is intended to have a pneumatic tube system to quicken the service between the railway station and the main post offices. The department are proceeding as fast as they fairly can. The pipe has been bought by contract. It is being manufactured in Glasgow, but it will be a considerable time before it can be delivered. The tenders were for 30,000 feet in Toronto and 8,000 in Montreal at $1.45 per foot. It was bought after public tenders were called for.
Yes ; it has to do with them so far, that we cannot determine where the terminal is to be until we know where the station is to be ; but we have ordered the pipes, and are proceeding as rapidly as we can.
I suppose if this were to connect only with the main office, we might not adopt the system ; but Toronto is spreading out for a great distance westward. The Union station is not central, and with trains going and coming at all hours of the day, an hour's delay to a business man in getting his mail is very serious. Even the street railway is a very slow process for conveying the mails from the Union station two or three miles distant.