1. The road west of Quebec to Cochrane is still under construction by the contractors, but arrangements were made between the commissioners and the contractors whereby the contractors are giving a mixed train service this winter between Harvey Junction and Parent, 173 miles; between Cochrane and Bell river, 185 miles; and westwardly between Cochrane 'and Hearst. The Grand Trunk Pacific is operating between Winnipeg and Superior Junction. The line between Bell river and Parent, a distance of 139 miles, is not in a safe condition for operation.
1 and 2. Colin F. McKinnon, Taylor's Road, Antigonish county, Nova Scotia, employed from January 30, 1913, to May 10, 1913, as special immigration agent to Great Britain. Salary, $300; expenses, $429.48.
William Watkins, No. 5 Lilac street, Coburg Road, Halifax, N.S., employed from December 14, 1912, to April 14, 1913, as special immigration agent to England. Salary, $400.03; expenses, $425.79.
S. P. Fream, Brighton', Digby county, N.S., employed from November 29, 1912, to February 6, 1913, as special immigration agent to Great Britain. Salary, $223.61; expenses, $269.98.
J. M. Macdonald, Christmas Island, Nova Scotia, employed from March 8, 1912, to July 8, 1913, as special immigration agent to Scotland. Salary, $400.03; travelling expenses, $494.72.
John A. Macdougall, Glace Bay, C.B., employed from March 8, 1912, to July 8,
1913, as special immigration agent to Scotland. Salary, $400.03; expenses, $573.03.
J. J. Walker, Truro, N.S., employed from February 24, 1912, to June 24, 1913, as special immigration agent to England. Salary, $400.03; expenses, $635.30.
3. Each of the above mentioned parties made a written report upon the work done in the interests of immigration. These reports are on file in the Immigration Branch.
Subtopic: HAMPTON STATION IMPROVEMENTS.
1. It is the intention to discontinue the pound at Tide Head, and to maintain one at New Mills, N.B.
2. To enable the parent fish to be purchased from the commercial fishermen, instead of being captured as they are at present after they enter the river, and to be retained in a tidal pound, as such is preferable, on the advice of the expertsl of the department.
3. Pish will be purchased from the regular fishermen.
5. Not to the department's knowledge.
6. Answered by No. 5.
Subtopic: TIDE HEAD SALMON POUND.