Mr. FOWLER-by Mr. Foster-asked :
1. Is there a contract in force for the carrying of mails from Maccan, Intercolonial Railway station, to the post office in the town ?
2. If so (a) what is the contract price, and (b) who is the contractor ?
3. (a) Were public tenders asked for ? (b) If so, who were the several tenderers, and what were the amounts respectively ?
4. What sum was paid the previous contractor for same service ?
Hon. Sir WILLIAM iMULOCK (Postmaster General) :
2. (a) Ninety-seven dollars per annum ; (b) Robert Harrison.
3. (a) Yes ; (b) Robert J. Harrison, $97; Jerome Loring, $97; George J. Harrison, $126.
4. One hundred and eighteen dollars and ninety-two cents per annum.
MARCONI SYSTEM ON THE [DOT] STANLEY ' AND THE * MINTO.'
Mr. LEFURGEY-by Mr. Martin-asked :
1. Under what arrangement and for what purposes has the Marconi system of telegraph been placed in the government boats ' Stanley ' and * Minto ' ?
2. Does the government pay for this, and if so, how much ?
3. Has the work thus far been successful?
4. Has the Anglo-American Telegraph Company protested against the establishment of Marconi stations on Prince Edward Island, (a) in connection with these boats ; or (b) for the purpose of establishing telegraphic communication between Prince Edward Island and the mainland ? If so, why ?
5. Does the government recognize such a protest ? If so, why ?