Strong protests have been sent from the Halifax Board of Trade to the Postmaster General, and probably to the Minister of Railways, complaining of the present mail service to Nova Scotia and the east. When the steamship arrives at Rimouski there is great anxiety to transfer the mails for the west in the quickest time, and properly so, but in the rush, the east appears to be overlooked, and on many occasions our letters have been delayed for three or four days. The Board of Trade have addressed me on the subject, but having a high opinion of the executive ability of the Postmaster General, I thought the evil would be remedied without my urging him very strongly. In that I am sorry to say I am mistaken. I hope the Postmaster General will have the matter attended to at once, and that we will get our mails in Halifax via the Canadian route at least as speedily as via New York.
Subtopic: ENGLISH MAIL SERVICE TO THE MARITIME PROVINCES.