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STATEMENT of Receipts on account of Crown Timber, for the Twelve Months onding
the 31st October, 1887.
SHOWING the Saw Mills in the Crown Timber Agoncy at Now Westminster, B.C., cutting Timber under Government Lioonse,
during the Year ending 31st October, 1887.
Royal City Planing Mills Co.... New Westminster .... Steam...
75,000 Pine, spruce and Tps. 1 and 2, New 7,144,868 i 7,144,868
2,644,716 2,644,715 20,000
do ... Kicking Horse River. 435,121 435, 121 16,000
Beaver River and 276,000 275,000
Quartz Oreek. 10,000 (Returns not received.)
NEW W28TMINSTER, B.C., 31st Ootober, 1887. No. 7.
Name of Owner
or Owner and Assignee.
Brunette Saw Mill Oo.
Palliser Lumber Co................
CROWN TIMBER OFFICE,
ORDNANCE AND ADMIRALTY LANDS.
OTTAWA, 31st December, 1887. SIR, -I have the honor to submit a report of the transactions of this Branch for the fiscal year ended 30th June, 1887.
The three schedules annexed, marked respectively A, B and C, exhibit in a summarised form, the monetary transactions during the year.
(A.) Statement of Sales. The sales during the year have been few, the proceeds amounting to $11,512,43, of which sum $3,752.43 has been paid. In the city of Toronto, a triangular piece of land (66 by 200 feet) being the south-west corner of Wellington and Strachan Avenues was sold for $3,400. Lots Nos. 2 and 4, situate on the south side of King street (60 by 1047 feet, each) were sold for $2,160 and $2,820, respectively, and Lot No. 1 on the north side of Wellington Avenue (60 by 100 feet) for $1,320. In the Seigniory of Sorel 17 pieces of land forming portions of a gore of unconceded land lying between Concession Rbimbeault and Concession North, 1st River, Pot an Beurre, in the Parish of St. Victoire, comprising an area of 139 arpents and 56 perches, have been disposed of to the proprietors of the lots in front, the pieces of land mentioned being the "continuations" of their respective holdings, at the price and in accordance with the terms and conditions referred to in my report of last year. Amount realized $298.08. In the Township of Marlborough, Lots Nos. 19 and 20, of the Broken Front of the 1st Concession, comprising an area of about 43 acrer, the greater part being submerged, were sold to the proprietor of the lots immediately in the rear, for $51. In the City of Ottawa, 8 lots and 1 half lot have, by the payment of $1;463.35, made by the respective lessees, been converted into freehold, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the original leases granted by the Principal Officers of Her Majesty's Ordnance.
(B.) Statement showing the several localities on account of which moneys have been received.
(C.) Statement of amounts received (monthly) during the fiscal year. Total receipts $21,761.27.
In the month of April last, the Ordnance property known as the “Government Farm” at Longueuil, sustained for the second lime considerable damage from the prevailing flood. In my report of last year I referred to the partial destruction of ibe"Old Hugh House.” This year a large portion of the farm house heretofore occupied by the lessee of the farm (Mr. Á. Carmel) and bis family has been demolished by the action of the ice, and the building rendered totally unfit for babitation. A commodious stone walled barn adjoining the farmbouse has been crushed, and can no longer be utilized as a granary and cattlo shed.
Towards the close of the fiscal year surveys of the Ordnance properties known as tho“ Block House" site, comprising an area of about 23 acres, situate at Edmundston, in the County of Victoria, and part of Block“ A,” about 18 acres, in the town of Dalhousie, County of Restigouche, in the Province of New Brunswick, were commenced by Mr. H. H. Robertson, D.L.S.. under instructions from this Department. These surveys have since been completed, and the lands have been laid off into town and villa lots with a view to their being ultimately disposed of by sale at public anction.
A License of Occupation was granted in the month of December last to the Sault Ste. Mario Bridge Company of a portion (33.3% acres) of St. Mary's Island, in the District of Algomu, to be used in the construction of a bridge by means of which the Canadian and United States railway systems would become connected. At Stamford, in the County of Welland, a part of the “Chain Reserve ” and the slope to the water's edge of the Niagara Rivor, in the vicinity of the Falls, has been leased to Messrs. Swinyard and Howard, for the purpose of a tramway and elevators, for a period of 20 years.
I have mnch pleasure in stating that since the close of tho fiscal year'a marked improvoment in the receipts of this Branch has taken place, the amount received during the six months ended this day being 830,805.04 as against $13,025.56 received during the corresponding six months of last year, showing an increase of $7,779.43.
There are still a number of vacant lots situated in sundry localities, to wit: in the City of Ottawa, Kingston, Amherstburg, Fort Erie, Prescott, Sorel, Chambly, Quebec, Vespra, Edmundston and Dalhousie, the sales of which at a convenient season will greatly augment the receipts of this Branch.
During the year 570 letters were received, 681 letters written (including & num. ber of lengthy reports), and upwards of 500 notices and statements of account prepared and forwarded to tenants and purchasers in arrears. 42 assignments were registered, 41 drafts of letters.patent prepared, and 3 leases made out. About 1,100 accounts open with the respective purobasers and tenants of Ordnance laods situated in the Provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Branswick, have been carefully kept in this office. The number of warrants issued during the year for the Bank of Montreal at Ottawa to ceivo money was 179.
It would be difficult, as I have already had occasion to remark, to present an accurate statement of the large amount of labor performed in this office, or description of the quality ct that labor, embracing, as it does, the consideration of conflicting claims, errors in surveys, preparation of numerous and variod reports, &s., &o. The staff of this Branch consists of the officer in charge, a general clerk and a temporary clerk.
I have the honor to be, Sir,
In charge of Ordnance and Admiralty Lands.