Clarry, lately of Hastings, been paid for his services as agent or solicitor of the Department of Justice in connection with the investigating titles to lands alleged to be flooded or drowned in the townships of Alnwick, Percy and Asphodel, and in the village of Hastings? If so, when and what amount ?
Hon. G. P. GRAHAM :
Nothing has yet been paid Mr L F Clarry by this department in this connection.
THE PILOTS' ASSOCIATION.
1. Decayed pilots' fund.. ..
Pilots' expense account..
.$55,623 52 . 1,139 79
2. Decayed pilots' fund ...
$1,697 20 $4,139 5/iqosi;;
6,110 16 5,980 841906-7 (9 mos.)
3,299 13 4,861 551907 8 [DOT][DOT] 6 035 02 7,061 521908- 9.! I!
7,617 70 6,917 53
1909-10 (accounts not closed.)
Pilots' expense account-
1901-5 $ 72 41
86 031906- 7
88 bo1907- 8 '
300 61;; 20145 25 001909- 10 (accounts not closed.)
3. $56,911.37 (April 18, 1910).
Hon. RODOLPHE LEMIEUX:
12 3 and 4. The records of the Toronto post office indicate that a number of books posted at Paris, France, addressed to the Antiquarian Book Company, 5 Jordan street, Toronto, which had been transferred to the customs for examination, &c., were returned by the customs officer with an intimation that they were considered obscene. They were consequently forwarded to the superintendent of the chief Dead Letter Office, Ottawa, in special dead
returns as follows: _ ,, ,
June 8 1907-4 books. Fair and Gallant Ladies.' vols, 1 and 2. ' Morbid Manifestations,' vols. 1 and 2.
June 19, 1907-1 copy of ' Aphrodite,' 1 copy of * Morbid Manifestations, 1 copy of ' Chastisement of Monsour.'
July 2nd, 1907-2 copies of Weird Women, vols. 1 and 2.
July 13th, 1907- Fair and Gallant Ladies,' vol. 2.
These books were returned to the French post office as non-transmissible through the Canadian mails. The department subsequently received a comunication from the Post Office Department, Washington, transmitting two special reports of Inspector Anthony Comstock, together with a circular mailed by the Toronto Antiquarian Book Company, advertising alleged obscene books. This correspondence was referred to the Post Office Inspector at Toronto, who submitted the case to the Crown Attorney, by whom information was ^laid against Messrs. S. J. Skill and J. E. King, managers of the Toronto Antiquarian Book Company, which resulted in their conviction before His Honour Judge Winchester, on the 3rd January last.
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND RAILWAYS.
1. Was a survey for a branch line of railway made in the autumn of 1908. from Montague, in Kings county, P.E.X.. to a point or points on Murray Harbour railway m Queens
county ? . ,
2. Has the report of the engineers been received by the Railway Department ?
3 If so, will it be included in the return asked for bv one of the members for Queens, P E.I., respecting the engineer s report ot the survey of the New London branch lines, surveyed also in th* autumn of 1908, and previously? , ,, ., .
1 If not therein included, would the minister give the result of the survey, favourable or otherwise? .
5. How many trial lines were surveyed r
6. Does the * government intend to proceed with the construction of these lines or any of them? If so, which of them, and when?
THE GOVERNMENT RAILWAY BOARD.
1. Does the government intend to increase the number of members on the board of control of the Intercolonial? If so, when will the government do so?
2. Does the government intend to give the province of Quebec a representative on the said commission?
I announced on a previous occasion in this House that it was the intention of the government to appoint an additional member to the hoard of management of the government railways That additional member will be from the province of Quebc, through which a large portion of the Intercolonial runs.
MESSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR GENERAL-SUPPLEMENTARY ESTIMATES.
FIELDING presented a message from His Excellency the Governor General transmitting Supplementary Estimates for the year ending March 31, 1911 On motion of Air. Fielding, His Excellency s message, together with his Estimates were referred to the Committee o'f supply.