Mr. MACDONELL-by Mr. Blain-asked:
1. Has the attention of the government been drawn to an advertisement signed by one Thomas W. Lawson, of Boston, which appeared in several of the newspapers of Canada and the United States, of Friday, the 27th of March, 1908, with respect to placing on the market the shares of a company known as the Yukon Gold Company, and of j which one Daniel Guggenheim is represented 245
to be president, and Isaac Guggenheim is represented to be secretary?
2. Is it true that the Yukon Gold Company holds claims for the Dominion government in the Yukon Territory located on Bonanza, Eldorado, Bear and Hunker creeks, and which have a production record of approximately $100,000,000, as stated in the report dated New York, 6th of March, 1908, of Oscar B. Perry, a synousis of which appears in said advertisement?
3. If so, what is the extent or area of the company's holdings, and upon what conditions are they held by the company?
I. Has absolute title been given to the company of anv holdings on the aforesaid creeks, or are they to operate conditionally? If the latter, what are the conditions?
5. Is it true that the company, as stated in the said advertisement, has purchased sufficient creek claims and upper lever or bench deposits to control the mining situation in that portion of the Yukon Territory?
6. If so, from whom did the company purchase its -creek claimsMfr0m the government, or the previous owners?
7. If from previous owners, have any assignments or transfers been recorded in the Department of the Interior? If so, from whom to whom?
8. Has the so-called Treadgold Concession been granted to the Yukon Gold Company? If so, upon what terms and conditions?
9. Has the Yukon Gold Company acquired the following low grade areas, as stated in said advertisement, to be profitably treated at a later stage, namely, Hunker creek bottom. with its tributaries, Last Chance creek, Gold Bottom creek. Hunker hills and Last Chance hills, Lower Bonanza hills, and Klondike valley below Bear creek? If so, what is the extent or area of such claims, and upon what conditions have they been granted to the Yukon Gold Company?
10. What are the total holdings of the Yukon Gold Company in the Yukon Territory, and what fees or royalties has the company to pay to the government in connection therewith ?
II. If the statements, or any of them, appearing in the said advertisement are incorrect or misleading, what steps have the government taken to warn or protect the investing public?
12. Has the government, or any member thereof, anv communications, written or oral, with the Thomas W. Lawson named in said advertisement, or with anv member of the Guggenheim syndicate, with reference to the purchase or acquisition of the aforesaid mining claims, or any of them, or regarding the public flotation of 700,000 shares of the stock of the said company at $5 per share?
13. Is the government aware that the said lukon Gold Company is capitalized at $17,500,000, and that the public has subscribed for shares therein on the faith and basis of the statements contained in the said advertisement. as to the absolute ownership bv the Yukon Gold Company of the aforesaid claims?