expended each year in bringing some of the more important outlying stations into telephonic communication with the nearest settlements. This is useful for sending meteorological reports and in case of accident or shipwreck. Last year we spent only $738.15 of this amount. That was to connect Leonard Island, B.C., with Tofino telegraph office.
that in almost every year. At Amherst-burg we have to do a lot of supervision of lights and buoys in the Detroit river and lake Erie. We have no agency there so we pay the Harbour Master $400 for doing the work, which is most economical for the department.
to cover additional expenses in connection with the printing of two and possibly three annual meteorological reports; there is an increase in the appropriation for instruments, a residence is provided for the director and a well deserved increase in the salaries of the officers of the staff. They were very low before.