1. Was there any authority given by the Department of Public Works, or by- any department of the Government, to the telegraph operators in the employ of the Government in Victoria county, Nova Scotia, to the effect that they or any of them could send free of charge messages handed them or either of them during the months of January and February, 1914?
2. What office or position does James G. Dunlop, of Baddeck, hold in connection with Government telegraph lines in the county of Victoria, Nova Scotia?
3. Did the said James G. Dunlop have any authority from the Government at any time during the months of January and February, 1914, enabling him to compel or command operators on the Government telegraph line in the county of Victoria to receive and send messages free of charge? If so, how many such messages were sent, and by whom, during the months of January and February, 1914, up to the 15th of February?
Subtopic: GOVERNMENT TELEGRAPH SERVICE.