t Hon. H. R. EMMERSON (Minister of Railways and Canals). The other day when 'be following question was put by the hon. member for East Prince (Mr. Lefurgey),
1- What was the estimated cost of the first ®'.even miles of the Murray Harbour branch of me Prince Edward Island Railway from South-pon east ? .
1 gave a reply, in which I stated, through a clerical error of the department, that the cost was $45,628.95. The reply should have been : .
I'be estimated cost of the first 11* miles the Murray Harbour branch of the Prince Llward Island Railway from Southport Rast was, $145,028.93.
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House again in committee, on the follow-
' resolution :
, 1'bat it is expedient to ratify the agreement etween His Majesty the King and the Grand *r«nk Pacific Railway Company, dated the SjShth day of March, 1304, transmitted by His excellency the Governor General to this House, "(,his message of March the eleventh; and .Rich varies in some respects the provisions of /5e agreement between His Majesty and Sir Varies Rivers-Wilson and others, representing said company ; a copy of which forms the ^hedule to the Act, 3 Edward VII, chapter 71 :
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to authorize the government to do what-er is necessary to give full effect to the first Rationed agreement.-Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
A*1'- SAM. HUGHES. I understood, Mr. ^airman, that the Prime Minister was |l. 11JS to make a certain statement. I was ,."opes that after the exhibition of the 'aeies in/ the resolution and agreement,
jjRch was made during the very excellent . bate we have just had, and In view especi-'V of the fact that the right hon. gentleman J1? unable to obtain the assistance of any fa . colleagues, in view also of the further jCt that but a very few members of his f Hy>
and those gentlemen who do not t P^seut the public sentiment of the coun-m/' came to his assistance-in view of all jVjfse facts, I was in hopes that the Prime th ^fer would rise and inform the House y be proposed withdrawing this resolu-1„ b. The right hon. gentleman pointed out A I" year, with a great flourish of trumpets, A1' this Bill provides for the establishment ''°rd naG°nal transcontinental road. Well,