February 9, 1914

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Mr. CAR YELL:

1. How many tons of coal were furnished the armoury in Woodstock, N.B., in each of the years ending March 31, 1910, 1911, 1912 and 1913, and the amount furnished during the present financial year up to date?

2. Who furnished the coal in each of the above years and the prices paid per ton?

3. Were public tenders called for in each of said years? If not, what method was adopted?

Mr. S. HUGHESi

1. For the year ending Tons. Lbs.

March 31, 1910

50" 31, 1911

48 880" 31, 1912

72 1,477" 31, 1913

66 1,975January 1, 1914

51 1,740

2.

Per ton.

1909-10-W. F. Dibblee & Son $8 20

, 1910-11- " "

8 201911- 12- " "

8 201912- 13- " "

8 451913- 14- *' [DOT][DOT]

8 603. Tenders were invited by newspaper advertisement in eabh of these years.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   WOODSTOCK COAL SUPPLIES.
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HOMESTEAD ENTRIES.


Mr. NEELY.: 1. What homestead entries, exclusive of preemption and purchased homestead entries, were granted in 1911, 1912 and 1913, respectively? 2. What number of patents for original homestead entries were granted in the same years respectively? 3. What was the number of homestead inspectors employed by the department on October 1, 1911, and what number are now employed ? 4. How many employees were occupied in the collective Dominion Land offices on October 1, 1911? 5. What number are similarly employed now?


LIB

William Roche

Liberal

Mr. ROCHE:

So far as the Lands Patents Branch is concerned:

1. 1911, 38,909; 1912, 35,538; 1913, 31,499.

2. 1911, 16,479; 1912, 21,211; 1913, 24,999.

3. Forty, on the 1st October, 1911; 60 at present.

4. Three hundred and thirty-two, including 83 sub-agents.

5. Three hundred and seventy-seven, including 87 sub-agents.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   HOMESTEAD ENTRIES.
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EXPENSES OF CONFERENCES.

CON

Mr. STEWART:

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Who accompanied the Hon. Sir Frederick Borden to England in connection with the Conferences of 1907, 1909, and 1911?

2. How many stenographers accompanied or were employed by him or his staff on each occasion, and at what cost?

3. How many servants or valets were in or were engaged for the party on each occasion?

4. How many ladies, including wives, daughters or other persons, accompanied the party on each occasion?

5. Were the expenses of the said ladies, or any portion thereof, paid by the Government of Canada, directly or indirectly?

6. What was the total cost to Canada for the whole party on each occasion?

7. What sums or contributions were paid by the Government of Great Britain and Ireland towards the expenses of the party on each trip?

Mr. SAM. HUGHES:

1. Conference of 1907-Sir Frederick Borden was accompanied by his private secretary and Major-General Lake.

Conference of 1909-Sir Frederick Borden was accompanied by his private secretary, Major-General Lake and General Otter.

Conference of 1911-Sir Frederick Borden was accompanied by his private secretary, Major-General McKenzie and Colonel Sam. Hughes.

2. No stenographers accompanied the party. Stenographers were employed whenever necessary.

3. Valets for the party were included in the hotel expenses paid by the Imperial Government.

4. Conference of 1907, two; conference of 1909, three; conference of 1911, three. * 1 2 3 * 5

6. Conference of 1907, cost of whole party, $4,503.64; conference of 1909, cost of whole party, $5,005.16; conference of 1911, cost of whole party, 5,687.85.

7. Conference of 1907-The hotel expenses of Sir Frederick Borden, Miss Borden and private secretary were paid by the Imperial Government. A motor car was placed at the disposal of Sir Frederick Borden by the Imperial Government.

Conference of 1911-The hotel expenses of Sir Frederick Borden, Lady Borden- and private secretary were paid by the Imperial Government. A motor car was placed at the disposal of Sir Frederick Borden by the Imperial Government.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EXPENSES OF CONFERENCES.
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YARMOUTH RURAL MAIL.

LIB

Mr. LAW:

Liberal

1. How many rural mail delivery routes have

been established in the county of Yarmouth N.S.? [DOT]

2. From what post offices do these routes originate?

3. How many post offices, if any, have been closed owing to the establishment of the said rural mail routes?

. 4. What are the names of said offices ?

5. Are there any applications for additional routes in Yarmouth county? If so, what are they?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   YARMOUTH RURAL MAIL.
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CON

Mr. PELLETIER: (Postmaster General)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. Five.

2. Carleton (this route being partly in Digby county and partly in Yarmouth county); South Ohio, 2 routes; Yarmouth, 2 routes.

3. None.

4. Answered by No. 3.

5. Yes. Pleasant Valley Corner and South Deerfield, Tusket via Tusket Falls, Ray-nard's Bridge and Gavelton, Lake Annis and Cleland's Comer, Arcadia and vicinity.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   YARMOUTH RURAL MAIL.
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EXPERT IN CURING AND HANDLING FISH.

LIB

Mr. SINCLAIR:

Liberal

1. Who is the expert in the curing and

handling of fish in employ of the Marine and Fisheries Department? .

2. What salary does he receive?

3. When was he appointed to this position, and upon whose recommendation?

4. What are his duties?

5. Has he made any official report in writing to the department?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EXPERT IN CURING AND HANDLING FISH.
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CON

Mr. HAZEN: (Minister of Marine and Fisheries; Minister of the Naval Service)

Conservative (1867-1942)

1. John J. Cowie.

2. $2,300.

3. 29th May, 1909; on the recommendation of the Minister of Marine and Fisheries.

4. Up to the present time he has been engaged in improving the system of gathering and compiling fishery statistics.

5. His -work is performed directly under the eye of the department and no report is needed.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   EXPERT IN CURING AND HANDLING FISH.
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FENIAN RAID BOUNTY.

LIB

Mr. OLIVER:

Liberal

1. Does the Fenian Raid Volunteer Bounty Act provide for the volunteers who were enlisted to repel the Fenian raid in Manitoba in 1871?

2. If so, have any payments been made to volunteers claiming under that service?

3. If not, what is the reason?

Mr. SAM. HUGHES:

1. No.

2. No.

3. Answered by No. 1.

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   FENIAN RAID BOUNTY.
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PENITENTIARIES INQUIRY.

LIB

Mr. C. A. WILSON:

Liberal

1. Has the Government instructed any person or persons to investigate in connection with the administration of the penitentiaries in Canada?

2. If so, who are the persons so instructed?

3. By whom and how has the appointment been made, and what are the salaries paid?

4. Has such investigation been held? If so, of what penitentiary or penitentiaries?

5. What report, if any, has been made to the Government?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PENITENTIARIES INQUIRY.
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CON

Mr. DOHERTY: (Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   PENITENTIARIES INQUIRY.
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ST. PETERS INDIAN RESERVE.

LIB

Mr. OLIVER:

Liberal

1. How many parcels of land were sold on the St. Peter's Indian Reserve?

2. How many patents have been Issued In respect to such parcels?

Topic:   QUESTIONS.
Subtopic:   ST. PETERS INDIAN RESERVE.
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LIB

February 9, 1914