August 8, 1904

QUESTIONS.

MAILS-O'LEARY TO WEST CAPE.

CON

Mr. LEFURGEY asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. When did the contract for carrying the mail from O'Leary to West Cape expire ?

2. Were public tenders called for ?

3. What are the names of -the persons tendering ; and what was the amount of each tender ?

4. Was the lowest tender accepted ?

Hon. Sir WILLIAM MULOCK (Postmaster General.) This -service had been performed for several years by John Jelly who had shown himself an excellent contractor. His contract expired June 30, 1904. In the public interest the department was desirous of retaining his services as contractor, and inquired whether he would be prepared to renew the contract for another term at the former contract price, namely, $103.04 per annum. This he was unwilling to do, and accordingly the service was put up for tender when the late contractor -tendered, his price being $160, or $15 more than that of Mr. PREFONTAINE.

the lowest tenderer. It was deemed advisable, if possible, to retain Mr. Jelly's services, and he was again given an opportunity of retaining his contract, but upon condition of his performing it at the price of the lowest tenderer. This he ultimately decided to do, and accordingly the contract was awarded to him a-t the sum of $145 per annum.

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POSTAL RATE.

CON

Mr. BLAIN asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. In what year was the postal rate on mail matter in Canada reduced from five cents to three cents per half ounce ?

2. In what year was the weight of letters passing through the mails in Canada for three cents increased from one-half ounce to one ounce ?

3. When was the three-cent postal rate in Canada reduced to two cents ?

4. When were post cards first used in Canada, by order of the Post Office Department ?

5. When was the newspaper postage removed in Canada, and when re-imposed, as now existing ?

6. When was parcel post increased in Canada?

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Hou. Sir WILLIAM MULOCK (Postmaster General) :

1. If the first part of this question has reference to postal rates on letters the reduction from five cents to three cents per half ounce was authorized by 31 Victoria, the unit of weight from one-half ounce to one ounce, 52 Victoria.

2. The reduction in the letter rate from three cents to two cents was affected by 61 Victoria.

3. The use of post cards in Canada was authorized by departmental order No. 7, 1871.

4. Postage upon newspapers has never been wholly removed in Canada.

5. There was a partial abolition of sucb postage by 45 Victoria, and a slight reimposition of such rates by 61 Victoria and III. Edward.

6. This last question is not understood.

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RAILWAY BELT LANDS.

CON

Mr. EARLE asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Adverting to the amendment to the Regulations respecting Dominion Lands within the Railway Belt, in the province of British Columbia (Order in Council of July 13th, 1904), to how many individuals will the retroactive provision of' the amendment to the regulations apply ?

2. What are the names and addresses of the individuals who have already taken out homestead entries for 80 acres or less, within the said Railway Belt ?

Rt. Hon. Sir WILFRID LAURIER (Prime Minister)

1. Fifty.

2. List of homesteaders holding land whose area not exceeded 80 acres in British Colombia and their address.

Name.

Address.

2180

2210

2250

2260

2271

2288

2303

Malcolm McIntyre.

Win, Hounow

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Thos. J.@

A llt-n. ...

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Ed. A.@

Dalziel...

T. W. Outertridge .

R. W. Bruhn

Kusta Ulvila

Robt. Brown

John Burgland

F. S. Chubb

Fred. Klein

Joseph Lango

Chas. Stofcz

E. Person.

2306 Fred. Dean

2316

2327

2350

2356 2378 2396 2400 2414 2429 2448 2465 2481 2536 2542 2554 2591 2595 2628 2638 2656 2672 2083 2688 2765 2791 2797 2809 2818 2820 2843 2845

Dun. Mclnnis

F. Parry

A. J. Colquhon .... R. W. Hodgson.... P. J. Morrow

Samuel Mercer....

P. Lamanna , . . . D. Ford

G. B. Ward

A. Johnson

R. N. Fenton

W. Hyndman ..

H. E. Beedle

G. Genier

J. McLean

F. H. Baines

Peter Stacy

Jas. Guest

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Hon. H. R.@

Bryden. ...

Don. Gordon

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Win. C@

Veltie ... . ...

Ah. Pak

Jno. Brown

H. A. Rodgers W. C. L. Green . .

C. A. Langslow. ...

W. Reid

A. A. Mercer ....

T. J. W. Graham. .

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Jos. E.@

Jones....

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Geo. W.@

Harwood..

F. J. Gorle

A. Topham

D. Wix

Notch Hill, B.C. Tapping Siding, B.C. Glenora, B.C.

New Westminster, B.C. Vernon, B.C.

Malakwa, B.C.

Salmon Arm, B.C.

Notch Hill, B.C.

Revelstoke Station, B.C. Tp. 2 W. Coast Mer. Revelstoke Station, B.C. Craigalliche, B.C.

Notch Hill, B.C.

Mara, B.C.

Port Moody, B.C.

Kault, B.C.

Savonna, B.C.

Sumass, B.C.

Revelstoke Station, B.C. Tp. 40 E. Coast Mer.

No address.

Tp. 18 E. Coast.

Mission City, B.C. Craigellachie, B.C.

Dead wood, B.C. Enderby. B.C.

Salmon Arm, B.C. Kamloops, B.C.

Tp. 40 E. Coast Mer. Enderby, B.C. Revelstoke Station, B.C. Tnpping Siding, B.C. Langlv Prairie, B.C. Kamloops, B.C.

Monte Creek, B.C. Revelstoke Station, B.C. Sea Bird Island.

Mud Bay, B.C.

Kault, B.C.

Kamloops, B.C.

Kault, B.C.

Salmon Arm, B.C. Hazelmere, B.C.

Monte Creek, B.C.

Kault, B.C.

Winnipeg, Man. Vancouver City, B.C. Hazelmere, B.C. * 1

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MUTUAL RESERVE FUND LIFE INSURANCE.

CON

Mr. TAYLOR asked : (Chief Opposition Whip; Whip of the Conservative Party (1867-1942))

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Is the government aware that in the case of Foster vs. Mutual Reserve Fund Life Association of New York, an appeal to the House of Lords from the Court of Appeal in England, which has decided that the company must make restitution-must pay back to the insured principal and interest at 4 per cent, and at the same time pay all charges ? That the House of Lords has given judgment against the Mutual Reserve Fund Life Association of New York ?

2. If so, what steps will be taken by the Insurance Department to protect policy-holders who may take action to recover by recision all the premiums paid by them, with interest ?

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LIB

William Stevens Fielding (Minister of Finance and Receiver General)

Liberal

Hon. W. S. FIELDING (Minister of Finance).

We have no information on the subject ; no communication has reached us.

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SALES OF PUBLIC LANDS.

CON

Mr. LEONARD asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has the government, or the Department of the Interior, sold any public lands during the two last years ending the 30th June, 1904 ?

2. If so, what lands have been sold ?

3. What amount of land, and for what price has it been sold in each of the afore-mentioned years ?

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Rt. H@

The first part of the inquiry, of course, can be answered, that we have sold, as we do every year, more or less lands. The total area sold in 1903 was 137,270 acres. Outside of this the department is quite unable to give the information, as all tlie land records must be gone over in order to answer such a question and this will take a number of days to do.

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August 8, 1904