Mr. A. A. McLEAN (Queen's, P.E.I.).
Mr. Speaker, I have been requested to bring to the notice of the First Minister the fact that in the month of February, 1901, in the Atlantic ocean the captain and crew of the Canadian schooner ' James W.' were rescued by the officers of the steamship ' Dur-
ango' of Sunderland, England, and to ask if any acknowledgment has been made by the Canadian government to the men who at the imminent risk of their lives, during a hurricane, rescued the officers of the schooner ' James W.' The captain of the British steamer is Captain Sam. Wilson, the second officer is Adam Winters ; they and the boatswain and three able-bodied seamen manned a boat and rescued the crew of the Canadian schooner. I understand that no acknowledgment was made by the government of Canada of the heroic conduct of these men, although the matter was represented to the Board of Trade in London, and I have no doubt that that board, according to their custom, represented the matter to the government of Canada.