2. Upon a receipt of a properly signed petition for rural mail delivery from the residents along and contiguous to the existing mail route the department will proceed at once to organize the service.
3. (a) $1 per box per annum, where the service is performed daily or more frequently; 75 cents per box per annum for semiweekly and less frequently than daily; 50 cents per box per annum for weekly or less frequently. (b) The contractors for the several mail routes on which boxes have been erected.
1. Have the negotiations with the imperial government for the transfer of the Naval Station at Esquimalt to the Canadian government been yet concluded? If so, will the papers in connection therewith be laid on
1. Present establishment of the Permanent Force:
St. John, P.Q 99
2. Strength of the Permanent Force, November, 1. (The date of the last return) :
St. John, P.Q 99
London [DOT] 86
3. The annexed statement marked ' A ' shows the expenditure for the whole of the Permanent'Staff and Permanent Force for pay and allowances, provisions and supplies at all stations.
There is also annexed herewith a statement marked ' B ' showing direct expenditure for repairs to barracks, &c., occupied by the Permanent Force.
It is not practicable to give the amount expended on stores, transport, and clothing as these votes are general for both the permanent and non-permanent militia. It may be stated, however, that quite two-thirds, if not more, of the stores vote and clothing vote is expended on account of the non-permanent militia.
Subtopic: TRANSFER OF ESQUIMALT.
1. Yes, the Postmaster General is away from the capital on official business. In response to an invitation from the Swiss government, he was appointed to represent Canada at the inauguration of a monument to be erected in commemoration of the forming of the Postal Union. He was also I Sir FREDERICK BORDEN.
Subtopic: RECORD OF EMIGRANTS FROM CANADA.
1. How many treaties have been made or entered into with the United States by the government since 189(5?
2. What are the dates of such treaties and in respect of what were they respectively entered into ?
3. How many of these treaties and if so, which, have been submitted to parliament for ratification, and how many of such treaties have been brought into operation with the consent of the government only?
4. If any of such treaties were not sanctioned by parliament, why were they not so sanctioned f
Subtopic: TREATIES WITH THE UNITED STATES