§ MR. BYRNE
I beg to ask the Postmaster General whether he has received a Memorial from the inhabitants of Hacketstown and district praying for the establishment of a telegraph office at that place; and, whether he will grant the request therein, and order the extension of telegraph system to Hacketstown?
§ A LORD OF THE TREASURY (Sir H. MAXWELL,), Wigtonshire
replying for the POSTMASTER GENERAL, said: The Memorial referred to was for the extension of the telegraphs to Kiltegan and Hacketstown. Arrangements are now in progress for establishing a telegraph office at Kiltegan and this will bring the telegraph much nearer to Hacketstown. It is not practicable, under present circumstances, to open an office at Hacketstown.