July 5, 1904

LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

Pintsch gas on some and on very many of their cars they use oil. I understand from the general manager that they have adopted acetylene gas with the Pintsch gas apparatus.

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

Six up to the 30th June of the present year.

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CON

Robert Laird Borden (Leader of the Official Opposition)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. R. L. BORDEN.

Have you to pay a royalty on the apparatus or what is it that makes it so expensive ?

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Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

There is a contract with the Pintsch Gas Conpany and the apparatus is purchased fro: a them in New York.

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CON

Joseph Elijah Armstrong

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. ARMSTRONG.

May I ask what the hon. minister pays per gallon for the oil used on the road, and if the contract is let by tender ?

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

The contract is let by tender, but I do not know the exact figures. Tenders were called for all through Canada.

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

Yes. The lubricating oil would be in the mechanical department and the illuminating oil would be classified in the maintenance of way department.

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Edward Hackett

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HACICETT.

Is it the intention to introduce the Pintsch system, which the minister says is so cheap and efficient ?

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

It would be very desirable to do so and it would contribute to safety.

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Edward Hackett

Liberal-Conservative

Mr. HACICETT.

We have a large number of tourists coming to Prince Edward Island in the summer season ; they take the train at Summerside generally in the evening and travel to Charlottetown, and they should be afforded modern accommodation on that railway. I find it very difficult myself to read a newspaper by the present lighting system. Why not introduce the Pintsch system on this evening train between Sum-merside and Charlottetown ?

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

We have the Pintsch system only on a limited number of cars on the main line of the Intercolonial Railroad, but now that the hon. gentleman has called my attention to this matter I shall be very glad if I can, to introduce the Pintsch system on at least one train on the Prince Edward Island Railway.

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CON

George Adam Clare

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARE.

$800 per car seems a large price for introducing the Pintsch system ; one would think to look at it that it was not worth more than $150.

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LIB

Henry Robert Emmerson (Minister of Railways and Canals)

Liberal

Mr. EMMERSON.

It is open for you to tender and I will give you a show.

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CON

George Adam Clare

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLARE.

I suppose there is a patent and all that. If it costs $800 a car why does the minster take $3,500 for four cars.

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July 5, 1904