§ COLONEL O'BEIRNE
asked the Postmaster General, If a Memorial signed by the inhabitants of Carrigallen and neighbourhood, in the county Leitrim, has been forwarded to the Post Office authorities, requesting that a telegraph office may be established in the town of Carrigallen, and thereby place it and the neighbourhood on an equality with other towns of the county Leitrim that had less claims as regards trade and population to telegraphic communication?
§ MR. FAWCETT
Sir, such a Memorial as my hon. Friend describes has been sent to me, and it was also supported by a letter from his hon. Colleague (Mr. Tottenham). I have sent an answer, stating that it is estimated that a telegraph office at Carrigallen would not be remunerative, and expressing my regret that, under the rules now in force, unless the residents will guarantee the Post Office against loss, it will not be in my power to recommend to the Treasury that the telegraphs be extended to Carrigallen.