3 GEORGE V.

SESSIONAL PAPER No. 24

A. 1913

REPORT

OP THE

POSTMASTER GENERAL

FOR THE

YEAR ENDED MARCH 31

1912

PRINTED BY ORDER OF PARLIAMENT

OTTAWA

PRINTED BY C. H. PARMELEE, PRINTER TO THE KING'S MOST

EXCELLENT MAJESTY 1912

[No. 24— 1913]

3 GEORGE V.

SESSIONAL PAPER No. 24

A. 1913

To Field Marshal, Hi-t Royal Highness Prince Arthur William Patrick Albert, Duke of Connaught and of Stralhearn, and Earl of Sussex, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, Prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Duke of Saxony, Prince of Saxe-Coburg aud Gotha ; Knight of the Most Noble Order of the Garter ; Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle ; Kni ght of the Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick ; one of His Majesty's Most Honour- able Privy Council ; First and Principal Knight Grand Cross and Great Master of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath ; Knight Grand Commander oj t/ie Most Exalted Order of the Star of India : Knight Grand Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George ; Knight Grand Commander of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire ; Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order ; Personal Aide-de-Camp to His Majesty the King ; Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of the Dominion of Canada.

Sir,

I have the honour to forward to Your Royal Highness the accompanying Report of the Post Office Department of the Dominion of Canada, for the year ended March 31, 1912, which is respectfully submitted.

I have the honour to be,

Sir,

Your Royal Highness's most obedient servant,

LOUIS P. PELLETIER,

Postmaster General.

Post Office Department,

Ottawa, November 13, 1912.

3 GEORGE V. SESSIONAL PAPER No. 24 A. 1913

CONTENTS

OF THE

/

REPORT OF THE DEPUTY POSTMASTER GENERAL

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDED MARCH 31, 1912.

Page .

Report of the Deputy Postmaster General xi

General Statement of Expansion of Postal Services xi

Surplus of Revenue over Expenditure xi

Direct Parcel Post with France xi

Reduced Parcel Rates to Newfoundland and New Zealand xii

Reduced Newspaper Rates to South Africa xii

Reduced Letter Rates from Australia and Southern Rhodesia xii

Improved Postal Note xii

Additional Branch Dead Letter Offices xii

Extension of Free Letter Carrier Delivery Service xii

Extension of Rural Mail Delivery Service xii

Postage Stamps, Statistics relating to xiii

Number of Post Offices in operation ; also estimated number of letters and other articles of mail

matter posted xiv

Increase in number of letters carried xv

Increase in Revenue, &c xv

Surplus of Revenue over Expenditure for year ended March 31, 1912 xvi

Net increase in number of Post Offices, in operation on March 31, 1912 and increase in ten years. ... xvi Increase in numbers of Postal Note, Money Order and Savings Bank Offices ; also yearly increase

since 1902 xvi

Total amounts remitted by Money Orders and Postal Notes yearly since June 30, 1902 xvii

Post Office Savings Bank statistics xvii

Changes in frequency of mail service of Post Offices xvii and xviii

Mileage on stage routes xviii

Railway Mail Service xviii

New services by railway xviii

Changes in existing services xix and xx

Dead Letter transactions xx

Statement letters posted in the Dominion and unpaid letters sent to the

Dead Letter Office xxi

Postal Stores Comparative statement of expenditure for years 1910-1911 and 1911-1912.. xxii

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CONTENTS OF APPENDICES.

Appendix.

Page.

APPENDIX A.

Financial Statement.

Statement of Revenue ...

ii Expenditure

Revenue and Expenditure, yearly, since Confederation

Statement of amount of Postage Stamps sol J during year ended June 30, 1898, and each succeeding year

APPENDIX K.

Mail Transportation.

By land .......

Detail of payments in the Prince Edward Island Postal Division n Nova Scotia ■■

ii New Brunswick n

M Quebec n

it Montreal ■■

it Ottawa ii

ii Kingston n

M Toronto h

M North Bay u

London ii M Winnipeg. ■■

ii Moosejaw ■■

ii Saskatoon n

ii Calgary

ii Edmonton ■•

ii Vancouver ■■

n Victoria

By railways

By steamboats and sailing vessels

Payments for mail bags, mail locks, &c

APPENDIX C.

ACCOUNTING POST OFFICES.

Money Order and other Transactions.

General Statement of Money Order business

Number and amount of Money Orders issued payable within the Dominion. . . .

Number and amount of Money Orders drawn on other countries

Number and amount of Money Orders issued abroad and payable in Canada

Money Order transactions with the United States

Average value of Money Orders issued during year ended March 31, 1912 and

average commission thereon

Total Receipts and Total Expenditure

Average value of Money Orders issued in Canada and average commission

thereon, 1896 to 1912 inclusive

Receipts and Expenditure,

Gross sums received from the public for commissions _

Share of commission allowed to Postmasters of other than city offices

Analysis of the Money Order business

Number of Money Order Offices in each Province for past seven years

Number and Amount of Money Orders issued in each Province for past seven

years.

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APPENDIX C— Concluded. Monet Order Transactions Concluded.

Transactions between Canada and other countries from July 1, 1868, to March 31, 1912

Transactions between Canada and United Kingdom and other British Posses- sions

Exchange of Money Orders between Canada and other countries for the years

of 1910-1911 and 1911-1912

General operations in Canada from July 1, 1867, to March 31, 1912

Statement showing Accounting Offices in operation ; gross Postal Revenue ; number and amount of Money Orders issued and paid and amount of com- mission thereon ; value of Postal Notes paid, and compensation, salary and allowances paid to Postmaster of each office :

In Ontario ...

Quebec .-

Nova Scotia

New Brunswick

Prince Edward Island

Manitoba

Saskatchewan

Alberta

British Columbia

Yukon

APPENDIX D.

Revenue, Salaries and Allowances in Connection with Non- Accounting

Post Offices.

Appendix.

Name3 of offices alphabetically arranged

APPENDIX E. Post Office Savings Bank.

Aggregate balance at credit of depositors ; decrease for year ; average amount

to credit of each depositor

Number of accounts opened during year ; number of accounts closed ; number

open and increase at close of year ,

Number and amount of deposits

Average amount of each deposit

Number and amount of repayments

Transfers from Post Office Savings Bank of United Kingdom? ;

Transfers from Dominion Government Savings Bank

Interest paid to depositors

n made principal

Claims to moneys of deceased depositors examined and paid

Increase in number of offices receiving deposits 1

Statement of Post Office Savings Bank transactions for year ended March 31,

1912, and of total amount then due to depositors |

Statement of the business of Post Office Savings Bank vearly from April 1, 1868,

to March 31, 1912

APPENDIX F.

Postal Notes.

Statement : revenue derived from commissions

Statement : number and value of Postal Notes received from American Bank

Note Company and issued to Postmasters

Statement : number and value of Postal Notes received in Postal Note Division

and value of Postage Stamps affixed thereto to permit of broken amounts

being remitted

Statement : number and value of Postal Notes returned to Postal Note Division

by Postmasters . . .

Statement : number and value paid Postal Notes received year by year at

Postal Note Division from August 1, 1898 to March 31, 1912

Statement : number and value of British Postal orders paid during year ended

March 31, 1912

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APPENDIX G.

l08ses sustained in collecting the postal revenue and in conducting the Monet Order, Postal Note and Savings Bank Systems.

Appendix.

Page.

Statement : nature and amount of losses

APPENDIX II.

Report of Lost Letters.

Abstractions from, or loss of, letters containing money

APPENDIX I.

Dead Letter Branch.

Statement : letters received at Dead Letter branches, contents and disposal

Summary

Statement : number of letters received containing enclosures of value ; amount and nature of contents and number of such letters delivered and undelivered.

APPENDIX J.

Postage Stamp Branch.

Statement : receipts and issues of Postage Stamps

Statement : comparative increase and decrease in issue of Postage Stamps 1910- 11 and 1911-12

APPENDIX K.

Postal Stores.

11

General summary of payments

Miscellaneous revenue from sale of new and condemned articles

Sum credited in accounts of contractors for old metal bars and label cases . .

Amount received from sale of Rural Mail Boxes

Statements :

Stock :

Special printing.

Stationery

Mail bags, locks, &c

Stamping material, scales and weights, &c

Street letter boxes, Rural mail delivery boxes, and miscellaneous articles Uniforms for letter carriers, transfer agents, &c

APPENDIX L.

Railway Mail Service.

Statement : salaries of superintendents, railway mail clerks, transfer agents, &c;

also mileage paid to mail clerks years 1894-95 to 1911-12, inclusive

Comparative statement of number of railway mail clerks and transfer agents,

with classification, from 1896 to 1912, inclusive

Clerks assisting superintendents in their offices : •;

Statement : number and extent of case examinations, 1897 to 1912,

inclusive

Number of superintendents, railway mail clerks and transfer agents, July 1,

1880, to April 1, 1912

Additional miles of railway over which mails were carried during year

Statements :

New service by railway and increased mileage ;

Increases iu frequency of railway mail service (existing services) .

Comparative statement : miles of railway in operation on which mails are carried ; daily service by postal aud baggage cars and distance travelled in miles from June 30, 1895. to March 31, 1912 .

Detail of service by postal and baggage car

Mail service mileage by water 1910-11 and 1911 -12

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Appendix.

Page.

APPENDIX 31.

Government Annuities.

Transfer of Government Annuities Branch to Post Office Department

Number and amount of Immediate and Deferred Annuities purchased during

year ended March 31, 1912 . .

Total number and amount of Annuities issued from September 1, 1908 to

March 31, 1912. , .

Immediate Annuities for which payment has been made in full

Deferred Annuities purchased by lump sums, lump sums andkannual payments

and periodical payments

Government Annuities Fund Statement

Valuation on March 31, 1912 of Annuity Contracts

Summary

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3 GEORGE V. SESSIONAL PAPER No. 24

A. 1913

REPORT

OF THE

DEPUTY POSTMASTER GENERAL

1911-1912

Post Office Department,

Ottawa, November 13, 1912.

To the Honourable

L. P. Pelletier, K O, M.P., &c.

Postmaster General of Canada.

I have the honour to submit for your consideration the several statements annexed hereto, comprising the report for the year ending March 31, 1912. These statements show that there has been a very considerable expansion both in the service and in the transactions of the Post Office during the year.

The main points of increase are as follows :

In the number of Post Offices, an increase of 535

" Postal Note Offices, an increase of 569

" Money Order Offices " 172

" Savings Bank Offices " 21

There has been an. increase of 1,336 miles in the extent of the system over which mails are carried by railway. The number of miles which mails have been carried by railway and water routes, and ordinary land routes is greater by 1,869,467 miles than it was for the year before.

The estimated increase in the number of letters and post cards sent during the year is 67,321,000, which is over 12 per cent more than the figures of 1911.

Owing to the growth of the service in the directions mentioned, the expenditure has increased by $1,217,812.68, as compared with last year, but there was a surplus from the operation of the service which amounts to $1,310,219.92.

Direct Parcel Post with France, &c. A convention was arranged during thef year for a direct exchange of parcels by post between Canada and France and also, for an exchange of parcels between Canada and Algeria and Corsica via France, by steamers of the Allan Line going direct to Havre, and it came into effect on the 1st May, 1912.

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This direct exchange is in addition to the exchange of parcels with France by way of England. The direct service is slower and less frequent than that by way of England, but the postage rates are considerably lower.

Reduced Parcel Rates to Newfoundland and New Zealand. The postage rate on parcels sent from Canada to Newfoundland has been reduced from 15 cents per pound to 12 cents per pound and the rate on parcels sent to New Zealand^ has been reduced from 24 cents per pound to 12 cents per pound. The rates on parcels sent from Newfoundland and New Zealand to Canada have likewise been reduced.

Canadian Newspapers and Periodicals m\ay be sent to South Africa at domestic postage rates. The Union of South Africa has agreed to admit to its mails news- papers and periodicals published in Canada which are prepaid at the Canadian domestic postage rates.

Letter postage from Australia and Southern Rhodesia to Canada and other parts

of the British Empire has been reduced from 2d. to Id. per half-ounce.

A new form of postal note has been introduced in the Postal Note System, con- taining, among other improvements, a space for the name of the purchaser. This will add to the safety of remittances made by postal notes, as it furnishes an additional means of tracing them in case they fail to reach their destination.

Branch Dead Letter Offices have been established at Regina and Edmonton.

Letter Carrier Delivery has been put into operation during the year at the follow- ing places: Lethbridge, Alta. ; Niagara Falls, Ont. ; Brockville, Ont, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Rural Mail Delivery. About the 1st of April last, owing to the ever increasing demand throughout the Dominion for a Rural Mail Delivery service, it became neces- sary to establish a separate branch of the Department to deal with matters pertaining thereto.

On the inception of the system in Canada in October, 1908, Rural Mail Delivery was confined to existing stage routes, but the strong and just claims of the residents on roads, other than those traversed by stage-route-couriers, to be brought within the scope of Rural Mail Delivery, led to the adoption of new regulations which made eligible all persons residing in rural districts along and contiguous to well defined main thoroughfares of one mile and upward in length.

Arrangements have also been made to have the couriers on rural mail routes sell postage-stamps, take applications and accept money for money orders and postal notes from patrons desiring to purchase same; so that these couriers will, to all intents and purposes, secure to the rural residents the full benefits of a post-office practically at. their doors.

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Each intending subscriber to Rural Mail Delivery must purchase from the Depart- ment a ' King Edward ' mail box at a cost of $3, which must be erected on a suitable post at the side of the road traversed by the courier. This box being properly erected, the Department bears all further cost of the service.

There are at this date (November 1912) throughout the Dominion over 900 rural mail routes on which have been erected over 25,000 boxes.

Postage Stamps.

The issue of the year indicates a marked increase over that of the previous year.

The increase in value was $1,023,617.10, or say 10ft per cent, and in quantity, 57,587,625 pieces, or about 10ft per cent, the total value being $12,034,660, as against $11,011,042.90 in the preceding year, whilst in volume the output shows an aggregate of 706,352,364 pieces, as compared with 648,764,669 the year before.

On the 1st January, 1912, the new issue of postage stamps, bearing the portrait of His Majesty, King George V, was commenced, in the following denominations: lc, 2c, 5c, 7c, 10c, 20c, and 50c

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REPORT OF THE DEPUTY POSTMASTER GENERAL XV SESSIONAL PAPER .No. 24

INCREASE IN LETTERS CARRIED.

The estimated increase in the number of letters carried during the year (based on the sale of stamps) is 61, 907,000. The increases for the years since 1901 have been as follows :

1902 21,978,000

1903 22,163,000

1904 . . . . 23,399,000

1905 . . . . . . .... 26,351,000

1906 . 38,103,000

1907 (for 12 months, on basis of fiscal 9 months) .... 40,451,000

1908 31,916,000

1909 18,290,000

1910 41,784,000

1911 48^148,000

1912 v. 61,907,000

INCREASE IN REVENUE &c.

The net revenue for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1912, compared with th v previous year, shows an increase of $1,335,302.92.

PREVIOUS INCREASES.

1902 466.933 91

1903 r, . . 478.001 65

1904. ' ' 286,196 99

1905 .. .. 473.047 93

1906 . 807,969 86

1907 796,706 23

1908 ; 377,717 62

1909 293,867 55

1910 556,923 79

1911 1,188,404 75

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The surplus of revenue over expenditure for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1912, was $1,310,219.92.

PREVIOUS RECORD.

1902 $ 5,109 14

1903 395,268 11

1904 304,783 90

1905 490,844 89

1906 1,011,765 31

1907 (9 months to March 31, 1907) 1,082,301 59

1908 1,101,826 64

1909 809,237 53

1910 743,210 25

1911 1,192,729 68

NUMBER OF POST OFFICES.

Statement of Post Offices in operation in Canada on March 31, 1912, showing number of Post Offices closed during the past year and net increase, also increase in number of Offices during the last ten years.

Number of Post Offices in operation on March 31, 1912.. 13,859 Number of Post Offices established from March 31, 1911 to

March 31, 1912 721

Number of Post Offices closed during the same period. . 186.

Net increase 535

INCREASE IN TEN YEARS.

Total number of Post Offices in 1902 9,958

" " 1912 13,859

Increase 3,901

INCREASE IN POSTAL NOTE OFFICES, MONEY ORDER OFFICES AND SAVINGS BANK OFFICES FOR THE YEAR.

Increase in number of postal note offices 569

" money order offices 172

" savings bank offices 21

Yearly increase in number of offices established since 1902.

1902

1903... . 1904 .

1905

1906

1907 (9 months period) .

1908

1909

1910

1911 .. 1912

Money Order.

162 59 89 280 182 115 129 196 197 189 172

Savings Bank.

20 19 27 28 22 32 41 18 31 18 21

Postal Note.

1,245 1,183 918 841 780 355 546 680 441 284 569

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TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY REMITTED BY MONEY ORDERS AND

POSTAL NOTES.

$ cts.

Year ended June 30, 1902 25,251,871 92

1903 28,914.296 82

1904 32,551,562 70

1905 36,229,050 84

1906 42,063,237 25

1907 48,322,523 04

Mar. 31 1908 55,284,595 41

1909 57,740,622 84

1910 66,871,576 86

1911 77,280,364 65

1912 91,410,505 07

POST OFFICE SAVINGS BANK.

Year ended March 31, 1911.

Year ended March 31, 1912.

Increase.

1,151 203,196 §9,957,016.17 90,664 §11,470,360 24 34,639 36,054 147,478 $43,330,579.19

1,172 225,316 $11,054,877 19 95,829 $12,303,688.13 39,396 38,955 147 919 $43,563,764.33

21 22,120 , 1,097,861.02 5,165 $833,327.89 4,757 2,901 441

$233,185.14

Amount of deposits

Amount of withdrawals

Number of accounts opened

Balance to credit of depositors

MAIL SERVICE.

The following changes were made in the frequency of mail service of Post Offices in operation during the year ending March 31, 1912:

From monthly to fortnightly, 5 offices. From fortnightly to weekly, 8 offices. From weekly to semi-weekly, 240 offices. From weekly to tri-weekly, 14 offices. From weekly to 4 times a week, 14 offices. From weekly to daily, 22 offices. From weekly to semi-daily, 7 offices. From semi -weekly to tri-weekly, 160 offices. From semi-weekly to 4 times a week, 14 offices. From semi-weekly to daily, 21 offices. From semi-weekly to semi-daily, 2 offices. From tri-weekly to 4 times a week, 9 offices. From tri-weekly to daily, 183 offices. From tri-weekly to semi-daily, 2 offices.

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From 4 times a week to 5 times a week, 2 offices. From 4 times a week to daily, 23 offices. From 5 times a week to daily, 1 office. From daily to 7 times a week, 1 office. From daily to 8 times a week, 4 offices. From daily to 9 times a week, 1 office. From daily to semi-daily, 110 offices. From daily to 14 times a week. 2 offices. From 8 times a week to semi-daily, 4 offices. From 9 times a week to semi-daily, 6 offices.

From semi-daily or more frequently to a greater frequency, 168 offices.

Mileage on stage routes 18,494,232

Mileage of previous year 17,918,876

Increase.

575,356

RAILWAY MAIL SERVICE.

During the fiscal year 1911-12, 1,336 41 miles of additional railway were utilized for mail purposes, making a total actual track mileage over which mails were carried on March 31, 1912, of 26,638-86.

The following statement shows the details of such additional service :

Railway.

Canada & Gulf Terminal Ry. Canadian Northern Ry

Canadian Northern Quebec Ry. Canadian Pacific Rv

Grand Trunk Rv.

Grand Trunk Pacific Ry.

Temiskaming & N. O. Ry.. .

M it Toronto & York Radial Ry.

Terminal Points.

St. Flavie Stn. and Matane

Calder and Reihn

Kindersley and Alsask

Lampman and Radville

Maryfield and Lampman

North Battleford and Edam

Pelly and Preeceville

Shellbrooke and Big River

Rawdon and L'Epiphanie

Cameron Lake and Port Alberni .

Carmangay and Aldersyde

Castor and Coronation

Forward and Osrema

Irraicana and Nightingale

Kerrobert and Anglia

Nightingale and Tudor

Regina and Bulyea

Regina and Saskatoon

Teulon and Arborg

Birch Jet. and Tay Jet

Glencoe and Alvinston

Alvinston and Kingscourt

Edson and Fiddle Creek

Fiddle Creek and Fitzhugh

Malachi and Minaki

Melville and Canora

Minaki and Redditt

Prince Rupert and Alderrnere . . .

Winnipeg and Malachi

Iroquois Falls and S. Porcupine South Porcupine and Timmins. . .

Keswick and Sutton West

Newmarket and Island grove. . . .

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9 42 171 36

8 10 10 75 29 15 55 14 102 98 26

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Service.

Daily ex. Sunday, R.P.O. Tri -weekly, B.C. Tri-weekly, B.C. Triweekly, B.C. Tri -weekly, B.C. Tri -weekly, B.C. Tri-weekly, B.C. Semi-weekly, B.C. Daily ex. Sunday, B.C. Tri -weekly, B.C. Daily ex. Sunday, B.C. Daily ex. Sunday, B.C. Daily ex. Sunday, B.C. Semi-weekly, B.C. Daily ex. Sunday, B.C. Semi-weekly, B.C. [Daily ex. Sunday, B.C. 'Daily ex. Sunday, B.C. iDaily ex. Suncfay, B.C. Daily ex. Sunday, B.C. Daily ex. Sunday, B.C. Tri-weekly, B.C. [Tri -weekly, B.C. Tri-weekly, B.C. Tri -weekly, B.C. Tri -weekly, B.C. Tri-weekly, B.C. Tri- weekly, B.C. Tri-weekly, B.C. Daily ex. Sunday, B.C. Daily ex. Sunday, B.C. Tri weekly, B.C. Tri weekly, B.C.

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CHANGES IN EXISTING SERVICES.

During the year there have been established the following changes and increases in the frequency of railway mail' service :

Kail way.

British Columbia Elec- tric Ry. Boston and Maine Ry . . .

Canada Gulf and Ter

minal Ry. Canadian Northern Ry

Canadian Pacific Ry

Grand Trunk Ry

Grand Trunk Pacific Ry

Terminal Points.

New Westminster and Chilli- wack .

Beebe Jet. and International

Boundary. Boundary Line and Lennox ville

Stanstead and Beebe Jet

Ste. Flavie and Matane

Dauphin and Winnipegosis . . .

Duluth and Winnipeg

Hudson Bay and Le Pas

Maryfield and Lampman

Prince Albert andShellbrooke.

Regina and Kipling

Calgary and Strathcona

Castor and Coronation

Farnham and St. Pie . . ....

Fort Coulonge and Waltham . .

Forward and Ogema

Hardisty and Wetaskiwin ....

Lethbridge and Cai mangay . . .

Maclin and Kerrobert

Nominingue and Ste. Agathe.

North Portal and Moosejaw. .

Reslon and Wolseley

Stoughton and Weyburn

Streetsville and Cataract Jet. .

Sudbury and Soo

Toronto and Romford Jet. . . .

Three Rivers and Grand Mere.

Wayburn and Forward

Yorkton and Bredenburg

Ottawa and Galetta

Edmonton and Edson ....

Prince Rupert and Aldermere.

Westfort and Graham

Dis- tance in Miles.

63 8 104 35 3ol 35 385

108 1 87-5 677 285 93 3

190 6 23

16 37 10 52

255

933

357

45 2

59 94

160 30

122 4

37

21

6

179

3

253

3

27

39

25

9

26

1

33

63

129

5

102

188-88

f articulars.

B. C. service increased from tri-weekly- to daily ex. Sunday.

Additional B.C. service daily ex. Sun- day.

Additional B.C. service daily ex. Sun- day one way.

Additional B.C. service daily ex. Sun- day.

B. C. service daily ex. Sunday super- seded by R. P. O.

B. C. service increased from semi to tri-weekly.

Additional B. C. service daily ex. Sun- day one way.

B. C. service increased from weekly to semi-weekly.

B. C. service increased from ssmi to tri weekly.

B. C. service increased from tri-weekly to four times per week.

B. C. service increased from tri-weekly to daily ex. Sunday.

B. C. service increased from tri-weekly to daily ex. Sunday

B, C. service increased from tri-weekly to dady ex. Sunday.

B. C. service daily ex. Sunday one way.

B. C. service daily ex. Sunday super- seded by R. P. O.

B. C. service increased from tri-weekly to daily ex. Sunday.

Additional B. C. service daily ex. Sun- day.

B. C. service increased from tri-weekly to daily ex Sunday. '

B. C. service from tri-weekly to daily ex. Sunday.

Additional B. C. service daily ex. Sun- day.

Additional R. P. O. service daily ex. Sunday.

R. P. 0. service increased ' from tri- weekly to daily ex. Sunday.

B. C. service increased from tri-weekly to daily ex. Sunday.

Additional B. C. service daily ex. Sun- day one way.

B. C. service daily ex. Sunday super- seded by R. P. O.

Additional B. C. service daily ex. Sun- day.

Additional B. C. service weekly one way.

B. C. service increased from tri-weekl}- to daily ex. Sunday.

B. C. service daily ex. Sunday super- seded by R. P. 0.

Additional B. C. service daily ex. Sun- day one way.

B. (/. service increased from tri-weekly to daily ex. Sunday.

B. C. service increased from semi to tri-weekly.

B. C. service increased from semi to tri-weekly.

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CHANGES IN EXISTING SERVICES- Concluded.

Railway.

Quebec and Lake St. John

Ry.

Quebec Central Ry

Terminal Points.

Quebec and St. Raymond. . . St. (Jcorge aiul Morrisset Stn. Valley Jet. and St. Sabine . . . Teniiscamingue and N.O. Englehart andSouthPorcupine

Ry.

. . Iroquois Falls and Cochrane. .

Dis- tance in Miles.

34 12

55

113 1 28-2

Particulars.

Additional weekly B. C. service.

B. C. service daily ex. Sunday super- seded by R. P. 0.

B. C. service dailv ex. Sunday super- ceded by R. P. 0.

Additional B. C. service daily ex. Sun- day,

Additional B. C. service daily ex. Sun day.

DEAD LETTER OEFICE.

The transactions of the Dead Letter Branch of the Department during the year ended March 31, 1912, were as follows:

jSTumber of letters originating in Canada, returned as undelivered (Dead) :

By British Bost Office 57,705

By United States Bost Office 165,375

By British Colonies and Foreign Countries 10,385

233,465

Less Registered letters included in above and

transferred to registered class 1,235

Books, packets, &c, received from Foreign Countries.

232,230 116,167

348,397

Dead letters, circulars, postal cards, &c, returned from

Canadian Bost Offices 2,250,326

Dead Letters registered found to contain value 37,641

Dead Letters, circulars, postal cards, &c, sent to the Dead Letter Office for special reasons, such as insufficient address, non-payment of postage, &c, * 678,919

2,966,886

*Of these letters, &c, 34,096 contained articles of value or were registered.

REPORT OF THE DEPUTY POSTMASTER GENERAL xxi SESSIONAL PAPER No. 24

Statement showing the estimated number of letters posted in the Dominion of Canada, and the number of unpaid letters sent to the Dead Letter Office, with their relative- proportions during the period from July 1, 1876 to March 31, 1912.

Year.

1876

1877

1878

1879

1880

1881

1882

1883

1884

1885

1886

1887

1888

1889

1890.-

1891

1892

1893

1894

1895

1896

1897

1898

1899

1900

1901.,

1902

1903

1904

1905

1906

1907 (9 mos)

1908

1909

1910

1911

1912

Estimated number of letters posted in Canada during the fiscal year.

41,000,000 41,510,000 44,000,000 43,900,000 45,800,000 48,170,000 56,200,000 62,800,000 66,100,000 68,400,000 71,000,000 74,300,000 80,200,000 92,668,000 94,100,000 97,975.000 102,850,000 106,200,000 107,145.000 107,565,000 116,028,000 123,830,000 135,975,000 150,375,0C0 178,292,500 191,650,000 212,628,000 235,791,000 259,190,000 285,541,000 323,644,000 273,071,000 396,011,000 414,301,000 456,085,000 504,233,000 566.140,000

Number of unpaid letters sent to the Dead Letter Bianch during the same period.

114,610 97,470 77,740 44,020 41,666 42,123 41,260 41,410 42,319 41,267 44,166 47,553 47,371 48,648 29,041 27,304 28,603 28,311 27,820 27,178 27,389 35,590 29,253 36,253 40,254 40,361 44,982 54,889 58,502 59,663 72,532 67,304 91,746 91,108 105,675 109,842 141,291

Proportion.

One

l 364 425 570 997 1,090 1,143 1,362 1,516 1,562 1,660 1,607 1,562 1,694 1,904 3,239 3,581 3,595 3,754 3,851 3,957 4,236 4,339 -1,614 4,147 4,429 4,748 4,749 4,296 4,430 4,785 4,462 4,057 4,316 4,547 4,316 4,590 4,007

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POSTAL STORES.

Co.mparativk Statement of Expenditure for the Fiscal Year ended March 31, 1911'

and the Fiscal Year ended March 31, 1912.

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