Mr. Murphy.-Return showing: The total
bond issue of the Canadian Northern Railway Company and its affiliated companies; the total cost to date of the construction of the lines of railway comprising the Canadian Northern railway system, inc uding terminals, sidings, etc.
Mr. Macdonald.-Return showing: What kind of coaling plants have been provided on the National Transcontinental railway, how many have been provided; where they have been constructed; whether any tenders were called for them; the name and address of the lowest tenderer; from whom they were obtained and! at what price.
Mr. Michaud.-Return showing how many commissions were appointed by the Government since the year 1911; the name of each commission; how much money was paid to each of said commissions to date; how many more commissions are 'to he appointed during the present fiscal year.
Mr. Sinclair.-Return showing: How much money has been paid by the Government, or any department thereof, since October 10, 1911, to the Herald Publishing Company of Halifax, N.S., for advertising, printing and lithographing.
Mr. Pugsley.-Return showing: How many passengers have been carried over the Intercolonial railway from St. John to Halifax, and from Halifax to St. John, respectively, under the agreement made on the 30th September, 1913, between the Canadian Government Railways by F. P. Gutelius, general manager and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, by G. M. Bosworth, general traffic manager, from the 15th November, 1913, when .'the said agreement went into effect, to the 31st March last; how many tons of freight of each of the classes mentioned in said agreement have been carried each way over the Intercolonial railway between St. John and Halifax, under said agreement during said period; what have been the total earnings by the Intercolonial railway under said agreement up to the 31st March last, for passengers and freight carried, respectively ; what amoun't has been paid to or earned by the Canadian Pacific railway for car hire under said agreement; what number of empty cars of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company have been hauled by the Intercolonial railway free under said agreement, and what has been the cost of such haulage; what would have been the total amount paid by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company to the Intercolonial railway, under the tariff prevailing at the time of the making of said agreement, for the passengers and the freight so carried, respectively; whether the said agreement has been submitted, as promised by the Government, to the Board of Railway Commissioners by the Minister of Railways for the purpose of having the board determine as to whether or not said agreement is discriminatory against the port of St. John; if not, why it was not so submitted; whether it is the intention of the Minister of Railways 'to renew the said agreement, or to put in force a similar agreement, during the next winter port season; what