I think I was sufficiently accurate in saying between 11 and 12. But, at 11.40, to be precise, that train leaves for Halifax. That takes practically the whole day business between St. John and Halifax. Recognizing that fact, I thought the country should be saved the expense of running No. 2 train which existed simply because it had been started at the time of the initiation of the Intercolonial service, and which has continued for years without any pressing necessity for it. Of course, I regret that, in order to connect with the maritime express from Montreal to Halifax we are obliged to start earlier from St. John. These are the facts, and I think the facts are sufficient justification for the action decided upon.
Subtopic: INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY-TIME TABLE.