PRIVATE BILLS-EXTENSION OF TIME.
BRANCH LINE AT RIVER OUELLE, INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY.
Air. Alt)NIC asked :
1. What is the total cost to date of the branch line built by the government from the Intercolonial Railway at River Ouelle station to St. Denis wharf ?
2. To whom was the contract for the construction of said branch line let. a nd for what price ?
3. Has the contractor been allowed any extras ; and if so, to what amount ?
4. Were tenders for such construction called for through the newspapers ; and if so, who was the lowest tenderer ?
THE KING'S SOUTH AFRICAN MEDAL.
Mr. CLARKE-by Mr. Osier-asked :
1. Was the petition of the non-commissioned officers and men of the different Canadian contingents who served twice in South Africa, which was received by the government in April last, and which prayed that the regulation issued by the imperial authorities for the granting of the King's South African medal might be so amended as to make it possible for men who had served in Canadian contingents, forwarded to the imperial authorities ; and if so, on what date ?
2. Did the Canadian government forward with the petition any* recommendation or suggestion to the imperial authorities, asking that the prayer of the petition might be favourably considered ?
MINISTER OF MILITIA AND DEFENCE.
This is the memorandum :
August 12, 1902.
Hott. the Minister,
Militia and Defence.
Sir.-I have the honour to report that a great deal of dissatisfaction exists among the officers, non-commissioned offlcers and men who belong to tiie 3rd. 4th, 5th and 6th Canadian Mounted