June 29, 1908

QUESTIONS.

ACCIDENT TO THE ROSS RIFLE.

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Mr. SAM@

HUGHES-by Mr. Sproule- asked :

1. Is the government aware that in a rifle practice on the Rock 1 iffo ranges recently a de-

fective cartridge shell in a Boss rifle is said to have exploded?

2. Does the government instruct the militia force in the effect of exposing cordite cartridges to heat?

3. Are the riflemen instructed that a cartridge at 100 degrees temperature has a very much greater explosive force than one at 60?

4. Was the rifle injured bv the reported explosion referred to?

5. How many times are the Canadian cartridge shells capable of being reloaded?

6. How many times must the United States cartridge shells stand reloading?

7. Is the government aware that it was reported regarding the foregoing defective cartridge shell that a Boss rifle had exploded?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ACCIDENT TO THE ROSS RIFLE.
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Hon. Sir FREDERICK BORDEN (Minister of Militia and Defence) :

1. An accident to a Ross rifle in the hands of Private Fields, A.S.C., has Ween reported to the department, which the officer commanding No. 5 Company, A.S.C. states, he believes was due to a defective or overloaded cartridge.

2. Musketry Regulations, 1905, state that ammunition is not to be exposed to extreme heat or cold, and this fact is impressed on all musketry instructors.

3. Answered in No. 2.

4. The damage is reported as follows :

' The extractor was blown out-bolt cover slightly damaged and stock slightly checked.'

5. Canadian shells are capable of being reloaded as many times as any other shells loaded with same materials. They are not, however, reloaded for service ammunition at all, nor are service cartridges reloaded by any European power.

6. For testing purposes United States cartridges are required to stand reloading twenty times, and they will actually stand It twenty-fie times, but all cartridges issued for service are made with new cases.

7. The newspaper reports to that effect are on file in the Department. The matter will be further investigated.

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Subtopic:   ACCIDENT TO THE ROSS RIFLE.
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MR. CHARLAN, TOBACCO EXPERT.

CON

Herbert Sylvester Clements

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. CLEMENTS asked :

What salary is paid by the government to Mr. Charlan, tobacco expert, and what was the total amount of his expenses paid by the government, including salary, for the last fiscal year ?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   MR. CHARLAN, TOBACCO EXPERT.
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LIB

Sydney Arthur Fisher (Minister of Agriculture)

Liberal

Hon. SYDNEY FISHER (Minister of Agriculture).

Mr. Charlan's present salary

is Sl,800.

Salary, 1907-8 $1,700 00

Travelling, 1907-8 1,137 26

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Subtopic:   MR. CHARLAN, TOBACCO EXPERT.
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$2,837 26 TIMBER PERMITS.


Mr. AMES-by Mr. Blain-asked: 1. Are settlers permitted to cut timber in township 39, range 11, west of the second meridian?


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Mr. SAM. HUGHES.

Liberal-Conservative

2. What licenses or permits to cut timber have been issued in respect of township 39, range 11, west of the second meridian?

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Subtopic:   $2,837 26 TIMBER PERMITS.
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LIB

Frank Oliver (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Minister of the Interior) :

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1. Yes.

2. None.

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Subtopic:   $2,837 26 TIMBER PERMITS.
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WHITEHORSE TOWNSITE.

CON

Mr. FOSTER asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. What quantity of land was comprised in the townsite of Whitehorse?

2. What part of this has been sold, to whom, at what date and for what price?

3. What part has the government retained, and how is it divided?

1. Is it the intention of the government to dispose of the portion retained by it other than in lots?

5. What is the size of the lots as subdivided?

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Subtopic:   WHITEHORSE TOWNSITE.
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LIB

Hon. FRANK OLIVER (Minister of the Interior) : (Minister of the Interior; Superintendent-General of Indian Affairs)

Liberal

1. The subdivided portions of lots 1, 2. 3 and 4 in group 5 of the Yukon Territory;, comprising an area of 40 acres each, or 160 acres in all.

2. Lot No 1 (40 acres) sold to W. W. B. Mclnnes, 3rd March, 1900 at $10 per acre. Lot No. 2 (40 acres) sold to Geo. W. Mitchell, 3rd March, 1900, at $10 per acre. Lot No. 3 (40 acres) sold to C. F. Mclsaac, 3rd March, 1900 at $10 per acre. Lot No. 4 (40 acres) sold to Duncan O. Fraser, 3rd March, 1900 at $10 per acre.

3. Government retains one-third of the blocks of lots in the subdivided townsite, comprising blocks 4, 7, 10, 12, 15, 18, 21, 23, 26, 29, 34, 37, 40, 44, 37 and 57.

4. No.

5. Size of town lots as subdivided 30 by 100 feet, 44 by 100 feet, 50 by 100 feet.

Attached is a plan of the townsite in question, showing the subdivision, the government blocks, and the size of lots.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WHITEHORSE TOWNSITE.
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DREDGING AT OROMOCTO SHOALS.

CON

Mr. BENNETT asked :

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Has a contract been made for dredging at Oromocto shoals, New Brunswick? If so, with whom and at what price?

2. Who were the tenderers and what were the offers ?

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Subtopic:   DREDGING AT OROMOCTO SHOALS.
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William Pugsley (Minister of Public Works)

Liberal

Hon. WM. PUGSLEY (Minister of Public Works) :

1 and 2. No contract has yet -been let for dredging at Oromocto Shoals ; the following tender was received from Maritime Dredging and Construction Co : Scow

measurement, rock $17, other material 50 cents ; material cast over, rock, $19, other materials 50 cents.

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Subtopic:   DREDGING AT OROMOCTO SHOALS.
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DREDGING CONTRACTS IN NOVA SCOTIA.

CON

William Humphrey Bennett

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BENNETT asked :

Works made with G. S. Mayes of that city, when were these contracts made, and what is the contract price in each case?

2. Were tenders called for? If so, who were the tenderers and what were the prices?

3. What payments have been made to Mr. Mayes ?

4. What quantity of various materials has he removed under each contract?

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Subtopic:   DREDGING CONTRACTS IN NOVA SCOTIA.
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Hon. WM@

PUGSLEY (Minister of Public Works :

1. (a) Dredging at Sand Point and Rodney Slips, (b) First contract signed 30tli September, 1905 ; second contract, 21st September, 190G. (c) contract prices for

Sand Point :

Class 1-Solid rock or boulders .. . .$8 60

Class 2-Other materials 0 55

For Rodney Slip :

Class 1-Solid rock 19 90

Class 2-Stones less than 2 years, not

less than half a yard 5 60

Class 3-Other materials 0 90

2. (a) Yes. (b) For Sand Point:

Class 1. Class 2.

G. S. Mayes ..$8 60 $0 55Haney & Miller .. 3 25 1 00For Rodney Slip : Class 1, Class 2. Class 3.G. S. Mayes . .$19 90 $5 t)0 $0 903. On first contract $227,790 00

On second contract, including

400 foot extension 201,512 00

On contract between Mayes and city of St. John, afterwards assumed by the department.. 25,000 00 On all these contracts 10 per cent is still withheld by the department.

4. First contract:

Cub. Yds.

Class 1 1,345

Class 2 439,159

Second contract :

Class 1 788

Class 2 HI

Class 3 138,410

400 foot extension : Class 1, 14 cub.

yds.; Class 2, 3 cub. yds.; Class 3, 91,933*.

DREDGES REGISTERED IN CANADA. Mr. BENNETT asked :

Was it a condition in calling for tenders for dredging at St. John, New Brunswick, harbour in Nova Scotia or New Brunswick, that only dredges could be employed which were registered in Canada at the time of filing the tenders ?

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Subtopic:   DREDGING CONTRACTS IN NOVA SCOTIA.
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June 29, 1908