Hon. JAMES SUTHERLAND.
There is no contract in operation for this service at present. The former contract having expired op the 31st of March last, tenders were invited due to be opened on the 15th of March. The lowest tender having been found considerably higher than the amount of the former contract, the inspector at Kingston was instructed to inquire into the matter, and report the facts to the department. The matter was not finally settled on the 1st of April, instant, and the inspector arranged for the service temporarily with Charles W. Gunter, at the rate of $2 a trip, which the inspector reports as the lowest rate he was able to secure
Subtopic: MAIL SERVICE PROM COE HILL MINES TO APSLEY.