1. The names of several persons appear as being indebted to the government for arrears of rental for lands along the Beau-harnois canal; but as some of the above parties have raised the question, as to the validity of the amounts claimed, it is not considered in the public interest to give the names at present pending a settlement.
2. The Department of Justice are now in negotiations with their agent, Mr. R. A. E. Greenshields, K.C., of Montreal, who is acting in the matter.
1. Have the following persons in the township of Asphodel, namely, John Lynch, John Sayent, Patrick Crowley, G. A. L. Humphries, James Warner, Thomas Davidson, .1. J. Breckenridge and Charles Faux, been paid damages for flooded lands occasioned by the dams on the Trent river at the village of Hastings?
2. If so, for what acreage, has each been paid, what sum, and when was payment made?
3. Who acted as valuator for the government?
4. Who acted as solicitor for the government in each case, and what sum was the solicitor paid for his services, in each case?
1. Is the following return correct in the last report of registered vessels: No., 122417; name, ' Relieverowner, Manley Chew; post office, Midland; length, 226 feet; horsepower, 80; tonnage registered, 306.
2. Was one Arthur Johnson engineer of
said vessel during the season of navigation of 1909 ? .
3. What certificate would be required of the first engineer of said vessel?
4. Did said Arthur Johnson have such a
certificate duly issued by the Marine Department ? ,
5. If not, was a permit issued by the department allowing him to act in such capacity ?
6. If a permit was granted, under what circumstances was the same granted and at whose request ?
7. Has the said Johnson now a certificate from the department entitling him to act as engineer on a1 vessel of such tonnage?