I am not a member of that committee and I was not present, therefore I cannot state the facts which were placed before the. committee. All the information I can give the committee is that contained in a telegram which has been placed in my hands by the solicitors who are acting for the promoters of the bill, and which I understand was procured in consequence of certain questions which were asked by some hon. members in committee yesterday. The message is from a firm of solicitors in Winnipeg, Hough, 290i
Campbell & Ferguson, a firm of the very highest repute. The telegram reads as follows:
Present directors Calgary and Fernie Railway J. S. Hough, A. C. Ferguson, Franklin Crandell, J. D. Sinclair, A. B. Alexander. Persons largely interested in railway and in large holdings of coal and timber in Elk valley and the chief promoters D. A. Robertson, San Francisco, and F. E. Kenaston Minneapolis. Unless changes made recently following are directors of Grain Belt Construction and Development Company in England, Rowland Burdon, M. P. George Lloyd Court-hope, M.P., Herbert Goring, Robert Basil Hoare, Ernest Summers, Homewood Bernard, Spring Rice. The English company have already expended over one hundred thousand dollars in surveys, road building and other expenses. Robertsons Coal Company have expended nearly similar amount in developing coal mine in Elk valley. No one prejudiced by renewal of charter.
That is the extent of my knowledge.
Topic: THE CALGARY AND EERNIE RAILWAY COMPANY BILL