Mr. HUGHES (Victoria).
I can tell the hon. gentleman that lake Pohenegomook comes within one inch of the Maine border. The road will have to cross at the lower part of the lake in order to get round. Now. I come to the hon. gentleman's (Mr. Bmmerson's) own province. Between the Salmon and Tobique rivers the line proposed by the hon member -for Annapolis (Mr Wade)-though I believe the hon member (Mr. Emmerson) takes the same route-rises in five miles from an elevation of a little more than 366 feet to 1,000 feet, to the
summit pass of Tobique mountains, a rise of 634 feet in five miles. If, instead of climbing straight up the mountain you allow for one-half per cent grade you must cover a distance of 25-66 miles in order to make the same elevation. How will the hon. gentleman get the one-lialf per cent grade in any other way ?
Subtopic: NATIONAL TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILWAY.