1. Who were the tenderers and what was the amount of each tender for the mechanical coaling plants proposed to be erected at Monk, Bridge, Fitzpatrick, Doucet and- O'Brien, on the Transcontinental railway?
2. What was the address of each tenderer?
3. When were tenders called?
4. When were they awarded?
5 What was the name and address of the tenderer to whom the contract was awarded?
1. Kennedy Construction Co., Montreal, Que., $183,605; C. O. Bartlett and Snow Co., Montreal, Que., $169,700; John King, Fort William, Ontario, $166,410; Williams and Wilson, Ltd., Montreal, Que., $152,250; The Eastern Steel Co., Ltd., New Glasgow, N.S., $110,250; Williams, White and Co., Moline, 111., $109,578; Roberts and Schaefer Co., Chicago, 111., $107,931; Republic Structural Iron Works Co., Cleveland, O., $106,646, with wet excavation as an extra, which may mean from $10,000 to $15,000 extra; Ogle Construction Co., Chicago, 111., $96,386-this is a lighter proposition, two 1-ton buckets instead of one 24-ton bucket as called foT, wet excavation algo considered as an extra; Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Go., Ltd., Montreal, $95,000. Elevating capacity 14 tons only, while our specification calls for 24 ton elevating capacity. They also reduce the width of the plant some 4-ft. 2-in., which would make it too narrow.
2. See answer to No. 1.
3. November 3, 1913.
4. January 26, 1914.
5. Roberts and Schaefer Company, McCormick building, Chicago, 111.
2. September, 1913. The board afterwards changed the date of their recommendation to December 15, 1913; Winnipeg and Fort William.
4. December 15, 1913, but subsequently indefinitely postponed; Winnipeg and Fort William.
5. No. The crop of 1913 was of unusually high quality and remarkably uniform. It was harvested early and placed rapidly upon the market. By the date set, most of the wheat had passed out of first hands, and the farmers therefore would have got little if any advantage from putting the sample market into operation.