Whereas the other mining recorders and inspectors are local officials who accept entries for mining claims and collect royalties and do other office duties, Mr. Beaudette is the man out on the creek who actually inspects the work.
There is a quarterly audit by the Auditor General. The accounts do not go to the Department of the Interior; they go direct to the Auditor General and are audited by him. Of course, there is a local accountant. The Auditor General is sending one of his officials to the Yukon now to make an audit on the ground. Under the Bill which is now before the House we propose that the accounts of the Yukon, both local and federal, shall be audited in the Yukon by a representative of the Auditor General ; that is to say, that the Auditor General shall officially be there for a part of the year to audit the accounts. Without waiting for this legislation the Auditor General has sent one of his men to make such an audit under the authority that he now possesses or believes himself to possess.
There are a number of mission schools scattered throughout the Northwest Territories and one which is not a mission school, and Mr. White oversees the distribution of assistants to these schools, simply assisting the efforts which are being made on behalf of education.