WANTED, AN IMPERIAL POST OFFICE.
[To TUB EDITOR OP TECH "SPEOTA.TOR."J Six,—In a footnote to the letter of "Canadian Soot" in the Spectator of March 7th you say that "the treatment of Canada by the British Post Office, granted that ow corre- spondent's facts are correct, is inexplicable." In order that there may be no question as to the facts, I send you the official list of commissions payable for money orders in this country :—
On Orders payable in Canada amithe United States.—Limit, $100 :— $5, and under 3 cents.
Over $5 and up to $10 6 „
30 10 „ „ 30 „ 50 . ..... 15 „ „ 50 „ 75 25 „ „ 75 „ 100 30 „
As to the willingness of the Canadian officials to have Britain put on the same footing as the United States. I need only point to the fact that Mr. Austen Chamberlain lately gave his consent to Canada sending newspapers and magazines to the United Kingdom at our domestic, or inland, rate, and the reduction was made within the week that the permission was received at Ottawa. I have the personal assurance of Sir William Mulock, Canadian Postmaster-General, that he has been and is desirous of effecting an interchange of money orders and postal orders with the Homeland on the same terms, but the Imperial Post Office Department has so far
Payable in the United Kingdom, British Possessions abroad, and all distant countries upon which money orders may be obtaine&—Lim it, $50 :—
On orders up to $10 10 cents.
Over $10 and. up to $20
„ 20 „ 30 30
„ 40 „ 50 ... 50 „
[Will not some Member of Parliament clear up this matter by a question when the House meets P—ED. Spectator.]