April 27, 1903

IMMIGRANTS FOR THE MARITIME PROVINCES.

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Mr. EMMERSON asked :

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1. Are any efforts being made by the immigration officers of the Dominion in Great Britain and Ireland to secure immigrants to settle in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, or Prince Edward Island ?

2. Have any efforts been made to induce any of the immigrants who have recently reached our maritime ports, to settle in either of the said provinces ?

3. If any efforts have been made, or are being made, to secure such immigrants for the maritime provinces, or either of them, what is the nature thereof ? What means are exercised, and what methods adopted ?

4. Are any pamphlets descriptive of such provinces, or either of them being circulated, and to what extent ? What particular pamphlets are being circulated ; and by whom were they respectively prepared ?

5. Have any immigrants, as a result of any such efforts (if any), settled in any of the said maritime provinces ; and what number in each of said provinces ?

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Tlie MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS (Hon. A. G. Blair).

The work of the immigration officers is directed to securing immigrants for the Dominion, leaving it to settlers to select the parts of the country where they desire to locate. Immigration literature, in describing the Dominion, incidentally refers to the various provinces.

During the calendar year 1902, 3,161 immigrants arriving at a Canadian port declared their intention of settling in the mari-

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Edward Frederick Clarke

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARKE.

time provinces, and 1.S79 have done so for the first quarter of 1903.

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COST OF DREDGES.

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Richard Blain

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BLAIN asked :

What was the cost of the following dredges when built new :-'' St. Lawrence,' ' Prince Edward,' ' Nipissing,' 'Canada,' 'Sir Richard,? What number of yards capacity for each lift has the dipper attached to each dredge ?

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The MINISTER OF PUBLIC WORKS (Hon. James Sutherland) :

The ' St. Lawrence,' cost $114,911.23, has 33 buckets of 8 cubic feet on ladder.

The ' Prince Edward,' acquired from the Prince Edward Island Government at the time that province entered confederation, on payment of $22,000 ; capacity of bucket, 14 cubic years. Original cost, $23,582.

The ' Nipissing,' cost $15,501.57, including two scows ; capacity of bucket, 2J cubic yards.

The ' Canada,' cost $41,300.19, has 24 buckets of 5 cubic feet on ladder.

The ' Sir Richard,' cost of hull and installation, $12,934.74. Her machinery is that formerly used on old dredge No. 7 ; and. as altered, it is valued at $3,000, making the total value of this dredge $15,934.74.

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PUGWASH, N.S., LIGHTHOUSE KEEPER.

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Mr. BELL asked :

1. Who is lighthouse keeper at Pugwash, N.S.?

2. Is he allowed to engage in any business ?

3. If so, what is that business, and why is he allowed to absent himself from his post ?

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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS. (Hon. A. G. Blair):

1. Murdock A. McLeod.

2. Yes.

3. The business of a stevedore in Pugwash harbour. At some stations where keepers are not paid sufficient salary to entitle the government to the whole of their time, they are allowed to engage in such private occupations as will not interfere with a proper performance of their work as lightkeepers. Mr. McLeod receives; only $250 per annum, and has, therefore, been permitted to supplement his salary by work ns a stevedore in Pugwash harbour. This permission was given with the proviso that it should not interfere with his personal discharge of duties as lightkeeper at night, and that when he is absent during the day he leaves some responsible person in charge of the station.

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SPRINGHILL, N.S., ARMOURIES.

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Mr. BELL asked :

1. Who is caretaker of the regimental armouries at Springhill, N.S.?

2. What is the age of the caretaker ?

5. Did Major Potter, of Springhill, resign his commission in the 93rd Regiment ?

4. If so, what action has been taken on his resignation ?

The MINISTER OF MILITIA ANI) DEFENCE (Hon. Sir Frederick Borden):

1. Joseph Wylief Potter.

2. Not known.

it. He tendered his resignation.

4. It was not accepted.

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INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY RATES.

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Mr. BELL asked :

1. What are rates over Intercolonial Railway for live stock, coal, lumber and for classification 1-10, between Stellarton and West River ; and between Stellarton and Antigonish ; and between Stellarton and Pictou Landing, at present ?

2. Wbat were rates for same classes between same points in 1897 V

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The MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND CANALS (Hon. A. G. Blair):

The answer to the hon. gentleman's question would require quite au array of tigures, and if he will kindly move for a return, I will furnish him with the information forthwith.

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CENTRAL EXPERIMENTAL FARM-SALE OF BUTTER.


Mr. MONK-by Hon. Mr. Haggart- asked : 1. What is the total amount obtained from the sale of butter at the Experimental Farm, Ottawa, during the past year ? 2. Is any portion of said butter disposed of gratuitously ? 3. If such gratuitous distribution is made, in favour of whom is it so made ? The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding) : 1. The total amount obtained from the sale of butter at the Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, during the year ending June 30tli, 1902, was $703.80. The total quantity of butter produced during that period was 3,04(5 pounds. The above sum is the proceeds of the sale of 3,2811 pounds. Of the remaining 3614 pounds, a part was on hand on the 30th of June, 1902, and the proceeds of the balance sold during that month were not received in time to be included in the returns for said fiscal year. 2. No.


HEALTH ON PUBLIC WORKS.


Mr. MONK-by Hon. Mr. Haggart- asked : 1. Have any regulations in council been passed under the Preservation of Health on Public Works Act of 1899 ? 2. Have said regulations been printed ? 3. To which of the public works referred to in report number 14, of the Minister of Agriculture's Report, of 1902, did Charles Fisher, the public health officer, make a personal visit ; and which of them were inspected by other persons ? 4. Was anything paid for the reports of physicians detailed in said C. Fisher's general report ? The MINISTER OF FINANCE (Hon. W. S. Fielding). 1. Yes. 2. Yes; in the 'Canada Gazette ' of May 25th, 1901. 3. Mr. Charles A. L. Fisher, the inspector under said Act, made a personal visit to all the public works referred to in his report, being Appendix No. 14 to the report of the Minister of Agriculture of 1902, with the exception of the Welland canal works, of which the inspector had such information that he did not consider a personal visit necessary. The department is not aware that any of said works were inspected by other persons. 4. No.


SALE OF PUBLIC LAND.

April 27, 1903