I might be permitted to say a few words on this. It is true that Mr. Sherwood was recommended to me and to the Government for the position. Mr. Sherwood is represented to the committee as being a young man; one would believe that he was a young man of about 15 or 16 years of age.
recommend, upon the request of the Senate, the transfer, under the provisions of the Civil Service Amendment Act, of Mr. Albert -Horton, editor of Debates of the House of Commons, to the staff of the Senate, where he has been appointed to a similar position; and that a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their honours that this House doth concur in their request.
Sir ROBERT BORDEN moved that the recommendation of His Honour the Speaker with reference to the transfer of Mr. Albert Horton, editor of Debates of the House of Commons, to the staff of the Senate be approved; and that a message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their honours therewith.
Subtopic: TRANSFER OF MR. HORTON TO SENATE STAFF.
I have the honour to inform the House that a message has been received from the Senate to acquaint this House that the Senate doth not insist on its amendment made to Bill No. '91, an Act to amend the Government Railways Small Claims Act, to which the House of Commons hath disagreed.
Topic: GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS SMALL CLAIMS ACT AMENDMENT.
Subtopic: MESSAGE FROM THE SENATE.
The Speaker cannot see what connection there is between the remarks of the hon. member for North Cape Breton and of the Minister of Finance and the subject under discussion. I think it would be better for the hon. gentleman to come back to the consideration of the shipping industry.
I have the honour to inform the House that I have received a communication notifying me that a vacancy has occurred in the representation in the House of Commons by the death of Bowman Brown Law, Esq., member for the electoral district of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; and also that I have received the resignation of Joseph Octave Lavallee, Esq., member for the electoral district of Bellechasse, Quebec; and that I have issued my several warrants to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery to make out new writs of election for the said electoral districts.