A full explanation was laid before the committee. The Bill was passed without any opposition. The solicitor for the promoters of the Bill explained that no person in Canada had manufactured any of the appliances that are proposed to be manufactured under this patent. The apparatus covered by the patent is very costly and the promoters have already expended $100,000 in making this apparatus. There .have been three assignments Mr. FISHER.
of this patent. Probably that explains the omission in paying the fee.