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PART 1.-DOMINION LANDS.

Report of H. H. Smith, Commissioner of Dominion Lands....

do Wm. Pearce, Superintendent of Mines....

do J. M. Gordon, Inspector of Dominion Lands Agencies,....

Annual statement of business transacted at the several Local Land

Agencies in Manitoba, the North-West Territories and British

Columbia ......

do H. B. W. Aikman, Agent of Dominion Lands, New Westminster, B.C......

do G. U. Ryley, Clerk of Timber, Mineral and Grazing Lands....

Schedule showing names of Lessees of Grazing Lands, and areas covered

by Leases ......

Statement of Receipts on account of Crown Timber

Statement of Receipts on account of Grazing, Hay and Mineral Lands..

A._Statement showing Receipts on account of Timber, Grazing, Hay

and Mineral Lands, commencing with the Departmental year 1872-73

and ending 31st October, 1888 .....

B._Statement showing Receipts on account of Timber, Grazing, Hay

and Mineral Lands, commencing with the Fiscal year 1872-73 and

ending 31st October, 1888....

do E. F. Stephenson, Crown Timber Agent, Winnipeg....

Statement of Receipts at Crown Timber Office, Winnipeg....

Statement showing saw-mills operating under license in Manitoba,

Keewatin and Assiniboia ......

General Office Return for the year.....

Statement showing comparative prices of lumber sold in the Winnipeg

District duri 1887 and 1888.....

Report of Thos. Anderson, Crown Timber Agent, Edmonton.....

Statement of Receipts at Crown Timber Office, Edmonton,

General Office Return for the year. ......

Statement showing saw-mills operating under license in the Edmonton

Agency......

do C. L. Gouin, Crown Timber Agent, Calgary.....

Statement of Receipts at Crown Timber Office, Calgary ..

Statement showing saw-

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General Office Return for the year....

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Report of R. S. Cook, Acting Crown Timber Agent, Prince Albert....

Statement of Receipts at Crown Timber Office, Prince Albert. ......
Statement showing saw.mills operating under License in the Prince

Albert Agency ..

General Office Return for the year....
do T. S. Higginson, Crown Timber Agent, British Columbia....

Statement of Receipts on account of Crown Timber in British Columbia.
Statement showing saw-mills cutting timber on Dominion Lands in

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Wm. Mills, in charge of Ordnance and Admiralty Lands ....

Statement of sales during the year ...
Statement showing localities on account of which moneys have been

received ......

Statement of Receipts on account of Ordnance and Admiralty Lands.... do J. A. Pinard, Accountant of the Department.....

Statement of Receipts on account of Dominion Lands....
Appendix A Statement showing number of entries for Dominion Lands made at

Head Office, and the Agencies of Colonization Companies......
do B- Statement showing number of Letters Patent issued, and number of

acres patented....

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PART II._DOMINION LANDS SURVEYS. Report of E. Deville, Surveyor General .......

Schedule showing D. L. Surveyors employed during year ending 31st

October, 1888... do W. F. King, Chief Inspector of Surveys on Determination of Latitudes and

Longitudes ...... Otto J. Klotz, D.T.S., on Determination of Latitudes and Longitudes....... do J.8. Dennis, Inspector of Surveys, Inspection and Correction of Surveys... do D. S. O'Keefe, D.L.S. ..... do C. F. Leclerc, D. L.S..... do John Vicars, D.L.S..... do A. Driscoll, jun. D.L.S.

Schedule of Correction and Verification Surveys performed during the

year.... do J. I. Dufresne, D. T. S. Sub.division Surveys in Kootenay District, British

Columbia.... do J. L. Reid, D.L.S. Correction and Trail Survey in Prince Albert District.... do T. D. Green, D. L. S., Survey of trails near Calgary and re-sub-division of

Townships in Turtle Mountain District...... do A. Saint Cyr, D.L.S. Survey of Boundaries of Rocky Mountains Park...... do James F. Garden, D.L.S. Sub-division Surveys in Yale District B. C.... .... do T. Fawcett, D.T.S. Exploratory Survey of Athabaska and Churchill Rivers.. do J. McLatchie, D.L.S. Sub-division Surveys in British Columbia..... do J. J. McArthur, D.L.S. Topographical Survey in the Rocky Mountains

do John Bourgeois, D.L.S....... Examination papers of the Board of Examiners for Dominion Land Surveyors ,

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PART III.- GEOLOGICAL SURVEY.

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Report of Dr. A. R. C. Selwyn, Director of the Geological and Natural History Survey.
Explorations and Surveys in British Columbia ......
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do Yukon District......

do Manitoba and North-West Territories.... do

do Ontario.... do of coast of Hudson Bay.. Explorations and Surveys in Quebec .... do

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do Nova Scotia ....
Mineral Statistics..
Chemistry and Mineralogy ..
Palæontology and Zoology...
Botany...
Maps....
Library.
Visitors to Museum.
Staff Appropriation, Expenditure, and Correspondence...

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PART IV.-NORTH-WEST TERRITORIES.

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Report of His Honor Lieutenant Governor Royal......

Return of special permissions for the importation of intoxicating liquors

during the year.....
Report of the Board of Education for the North-West Territories.......

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PART V.

Report of J. H. Morgan, Forestry Commissioner.

PART VI.

Report of Geo. A. Stewart, Superintendent of Rocky Mountains Park.

ANNUAL REPORT

OF THE

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR.

FOR THE YEAR 1888.

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,

OTTAWA, 2nd February, 1889. To the Honourable EDGAR DEWDNEY,

Minister of the Interior,

SIR, I have the honour to submit the Annual Report of the Department of the Interior for the Departmental year 1848, which covers the transactions of the Department at all its agencies to the 31st October last. It includes also a statement of everything of consequence which has transpired in relation to the business of the Department down to the close of the calendar year.

I cannot allow this opportunity to pass without an expression of my sense of the loss experienced by this Department in the death of your predecessor, the late Honourable Thomas White, who had administered its affairs for nearly throe years before his decease, during which time he bad devoted bis well-known ability and industry to acquiring a thorough knowledge of the requirements of the North-West. Indeed, it may truly he said that the strain of the work left him unprepared to resist the attack of sickness which deprived Canada of the services of one of her most worthy public mon. Except your own appointment, on the 3rd of August last, to the vacant portfolio, no other important change has taken place either in the Inside or Outside Service of the Department during the past year.

HOMESTEAD AND PRE-EMPTION ENTRIES AND SALES. Following is a comparative statement of the homestead and pre-emption entries and sales which have been made at the several agencies of the Department during the years 1887 and 1888:

1887.

1888. Homesteads.......

319,500 acres. 420,733 acres. Pre-emptions.....

87.747 do 70,521 do Sales .....

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It will be observed that the area of the homesteads taken up last year exceeds the area for the previous year by over one hundred thousand acros. The sales of lands show an increase also of over eighty thousand acros. The proportion of the settlers who have availe: themselves of the privilege of pre-emption, which has been gradually declining for the last four years, was lower in 1888 than ever before.

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