That is the point I am coming to. The department is justified in seeing that its servants do-their work properly. We have men there who are paid to look after the levels. The work which they have to do is to see that the proper level is kept up in the canal. If these water-powers did not exist on the line of the canal it would not be necessary to keep the staff which we have there, but being paid to do that work all we ask is that they shall do it properly. As I stated to my hon. frieDd a moment ago I would not have brought the matter up here ; I fancied that I could secure vigilance in the performance of their
duty from these men, whoever they are____
I do not know them-by correspondence with themselves, but my efforts have proved fruitless. I do not blame the government for this state of affairs. If there is anybody to blame it is these men who are not under the continual superintendence of the minister, but I know perfectly well that if the minister give them a warning that this matter is being closely watched and that
Subtopic: SEIZURE OF THE SCHOONER 'AGNES G. DONOHUE.'