1. Total area of school lands sold in the province of Saskatchewan in each of the years 1912, 1913 and 1914, is as follows: 1912, 103,707-01 acres; 1913, 661-38 acres; 1914, 597-48 acres. Total, 104,965-87 acres.
2. Average price at which the lands were sold: 1912, $19.30; 1913, $25.33; 1914, $16.35.
In addition to the above there was also realized from the sale of town lots in 1913, $9,757.
Subtopic: SASKATCHEWAN SCHOOL LANDS.
Has an agreement been arrived at between the municipality of Matapedia, Quebec, or any party there, and the Department of Railways and Canals, regarding a supply of water for fire protection or domestic purposes, and what is the nature of the agreement?
It is proposed to grant, by way of a lease " during pleasure," to Alexander Pratt, Lynch Dube and Cie., Robert Ferguson, John A. Robertson, John A. Ryan, Thomas V. Woodman, Sarah Smith and S. M. Adams, of Matapedia, P.Q., unincorporated, but known under the name of the Matapedia Water Supply Company, about one million gallons of water per
annum at six cants per thousand gallons, for water supply apd fire protection at that place. This lease has not yet been executed.
1. On the 2.3rd September, 1914, the departmental officers were instructed by the Postmaster General that as soon as the Lethbridge public building was ready for occupation it was the intention to appoint a new postmaster, and the Superintendent was requested to keep in touch with the progress made, and as soon as it was ready for the department to take possession to inform the Postmaster General so that the change could be made without delay. This was done in accordance with instructions, and the Post Office Inspector, on the 9t'b October, was instructed to make the change,
2. In a petition in favour of the late postmaster, which was received at the department in November last, it was suggested that an investigation should be made, but the appointment to the postmastership and the transfer of the post office to the new incumbent had already been made.
An Order in Council was passed on August 7, 1914, which prohibits exports to any place other than the United Kingdom or any British possession of " Saddle, draught and pack animals, suitable for use in war."
Topic: ICL. RY. COAL SUPPLY.
Subtopic: EXPORT OF CANADIAN HORSES.