Sir WILLIAM MULOCK.
About .$85,000 of this amount is for the ordinary land service, the increase being due to the general expansion of the service, the increased prices asked for nearly all contracts put up for tender. During the last calendar year 409 new post offices were opened, forty per cent of them in Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and British Columbia. Nearly all those new post offices necessitated new services. Of this amount $15,000 is required for railway mail service, the increase being due to the establishment of new services and greater frequency, placing postal cars on trains where baggage cars had been in use.