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IONS 

NATIONAL ; IONALS 



JOURNALS 



OF 



THE SENATE OF CANADA 



VOL. LIII 



s i 



JOURNALS 



OF 



THE SENATE OF CANADA 



BEINfi THE SEVENTH SESSION 



OF THE 



TWELFTH PARLIAMENT 

1917 



VOL. Lin 



81} 



7 George V Proclamations 



CANADA. 




ARTHUR. 

[L.S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, Ijy the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Beloved and Faithful the Senators of the Dominion of Canada, and the Mem 
bers elected to serve in the House of Commons of Our said Dominion, and to each 
and every of you GREETING : 

A PROCLAMATION. 

WHEREAS Our Parliament of Canada stands Prorogued to Tuesday, the Twenty- 
seventh day of the month of June instant, at which time, at Our City of Ottawa, 
you were held and constrained, to appear. Now KNOW YE, that for divers causes and 
considerations, and taking into consideration the ease and convenience of Our Loving 
Subjects, We have -thought fit by and with the advice of Our Privy Council for 
Canada, to relieve you, and each of you, of your attendance at the time aforesaid, 
hereby convoking and by these presents enjoining you and each of you, that on 
SATURDAY, the FIFTH day of the month of AUGUST next, you meet Us in Our 
Parliament of Canada, at Our City of Ottawa, there to take into consideration the 
state and welfare of Our said Dominion of Canada and therein to do as may seem 
necessary. HEREIN FAIL NOT. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS, Our Most 
Dear and Entirely beloved Uncle and Most Faithful Counsellor Field 
Marshal His Eoyal Highness PRINCE ARTHUR WILLIAM PATRICK ALBERT, 
Duke of Connaught and of Strathearn, Earl of Sussex (in the Peerage of the 
United Kingdom); Prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, Duke of Saxony, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; Knight of Our 
Most Noble Order of the Garter; Knight of Our Most Ancient and Most 
Noble Order of the Thistle: Knight of Our Most Illustrious Order of Saint 
Patrick; one of Our Most Honourable Privy Council; Great Master of Our 
Most Honourable Order of the Bath; Knight Grand Commander of Our 
Most Exalted Order of the Star of India; Knight Grand Cross of Our Most 
Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand 
Commander of Our Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire; Knight 
Grand Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order; Our Personal Aide-de-Camp ; 
Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our said 
Dominion, this TWENTY-SECOND day of JUNE, in the year of Our Lord, 
one thousand nine hundred and sixteen and in the seventh year of Our 
Reign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 



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Proclamations 1917 



CANADA. 




ARTHUR. 

[L.S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God, of the United I\in;/dom of Great Britain mid 
Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond ! ! i <.. Defender of the 

Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Beloved and Faithful the Senators of the Dominion of Canada, and the Mem 
bers elected to serve in the House of Commons of Our said Dominion, and to each 
and every of you GREETING : , 

A PROCLAMATION. 

WHEEEAS Our Parliament of Canada stands Prorogued to Saturday, the fifth day 
of the month of August instant, at which time, at Our City of Ottawa, you were 
held and constrained to appear. Now KNOW YE, that for dive. asidera- 

tious and taking into consideration the ease and convenience of Our Loving Stibji 
We have thought fit by and with the advice of Our Privy Council lor Canada, to relieve 
you and each of you, of your attendance at the time aforesaid, her; king and by 

these presents enjoining you and each of you, that on TUESDAY, the TWELFTH day 
of the month of SEPTEMBER next, you meet Us in Our Parliament of Canada, at Our 
City of Ottawa, there to take into consideration the state and welfare of Our said 
Dominion of Canada and therein to do as may -seem necessary. HEREIN FAIL NOT. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS, Our Most 
Dear and Entirely beloved Uncle and Most Faithful Counsellor Field 
Marshal His Royal Highness PRINCE ARTHUR WILLIAM PATRICK ALBERT, 
Duke of Connaught and of Strathenrn, Earl of Sussex (in the Peerage of the 
United Kingdom) ; Prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, Duke of Saxony, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; Knight of Our 
Most Noble Order of the Garter; Knight of Our Most Ancient and Most 
Noble Order of the Thistle; Knight of Our Most Illustrious Order of Saint 
Patrick; one of Our Most Honourable Privy Council; Great Master of Our 
Most Honourable Order of the Bath; Knight Grand Commander of Ouv 
Most Exalted Order of the Star of India; Knight Grand Cross of Our Most 
Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grnr;1 
Commanded of Our Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire; Knight 
Grand Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order; Our Personal Aide-cle-Camp: 
Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of Ottawa, in Our said Dominion, 
this SECOND day of AUGUST, in the year of Our Lord, one 
thousand nine hundred and sixteen, and in the seventh year of Our 
Reign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Cleric of the Grown in Chancery for Canada. 



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ARTHUR. 



GEORGE THE FIFTH, l>y the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain 
and Ireland and of the British, Dominions beyond the Seas KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Em.peror of India. 

To Our Beloved and Faithful the Senators of the Dominioft of Canada, and the Mem 
bers elected to serve in the House of Commons of Our said Dominion, and to each 
and every of you GREETING : 

A PROCLAMATION. 

WHEREAS Our Parliament of Canada stands Prorogued to Tuc.-day, the twelfth 
day of the iiioiuli uf Si . at whi> at Our City of Ottawa, 

you were held and constrained to appear. Now KNOW YE, that for divers causes and 
considerations, and taking into consideration the ease and convenience of Our Loving- 
Subjects, We have thought fit by and with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada, 
to relieve you, and each of you, of your attendance at the time aforesaid, hereby con 
voking and by these presents enjoining you and each of you, that on SATURDAY, the 
TWENTY-FIRST day of the month of OCTOBER next, you meet Us in Our Parlia 
ment of Canada, at Our City of Ottawa, there to take into consideration the state and 
welfare of Our said Dominion of Canada and therein to do as may seem necessary. 
HEREIN FAIL NOT. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, and 
the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS, Our Most Dear 
and Entirely beloved Uncle and Most Faithful Counsellor Field Marshal His 
Royal Highness PRINCE ARTHUR WILLIAM PATRICK ALBERT, Duke of Connaught 
and of Strathearn, Earl of Sussex (in the Peerage of the United Kingdom) ; 
Prince of the United Kingdom of Graet Britain and Ireland, Duke of Saxony, 
Prince of Saxe-Cobourg and Gotha; Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the 
Garter; Knight of Our Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle; 
Knight of Our Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick; one of Our Most Hon 
ourable Privy Council; Great Master of Our Most Honourable Order of the 
Bath; Knight Grand Commander of Our Most Exalted Order of the Star of 
India ; Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael 
and Saint George; Knight Grand Commander of Our Most Eminent Order of 
the Indian Empire; Knight Grand Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order; Our 
Personal Aide-de-Camp; Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our 
Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our said 
Dominion, this EIGHTH day of SEPTEMBER, in the year of Our 
Lord, one thousand nine-hundred and sixteen, and in the seventh year 
of Our Reign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 



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CANADA. 




0. FITZPATRICK, 

Administrator. 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, ~by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain 
and Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Beloved and Faithful the Senators of the Dominion of Canada, and the 
Mem bers elected to serve in the House of Commons of Our said Dominion, and 
to each and every of you -GREETING : 

A PROCLAMATION. 

W r HEKEAS Our Parliament of Canada stands Prorogued to Saturday, the twenty- 
first day of the month of October instant, at which time, at Our City of 
Ottawa, you were held and constrained to appear. Now KNOW YE, that for divers 
causes and considerations, and taking into consideration the ease and convenience of 
Our Loving Subjects, We have thought fit by and with the advice of Our Privy 
Council for Canada, to relieve you, and each of you, of your attendance at the time 
aforesaid, hereby convoking and by these presents enjoining you and each of you, that 
on THUBSDAY, the THIETIETH day of the month of NOVEMBEB next, you 
meet Us in Our Parliament of Canada, at Our City of Ottawa, there to take into 
consideration the state and welfare of Our said Dominion of Canada and therein to 
do as may seem necessary. HEREIN FAIL NOT. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS, Our Right 
Trusty and Well-beloved Councillor the Eight Honourable Sir Charles Fitz- 
patrick, Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of Saint 
Michael and St. George; Chief Justice of Canada; Administrator of the 
Government of Our Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our said 
Dominion, this EIGHTEENTH day of OCTOBEE, in the year of 
Our Lord, -one thousand nine hundred and sixteen, and in the seventh 
year of Our Eeign. 

By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Cleric of the Crown in Chancery for Canada 



7 George V Proclamations ix 



CANADA. 




DEVONSHIRE. 
[L.S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain 
and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Beloved and Faithful the Senators of the Dominion of Canada, and the 
Members elected to serve in the House of Commons of Our said Dominion, and to 
each and every of you GREETING : 

A PROCLAMATION. 

WHEEEAS Our Parliament of Canada stands Prorogued to Thursday, the Thir 
tieth day of the month of November instant, at which time, at Our City of 
Ottawa, you were held and constrained to appear. Now KNOW YE, that for divers 
causes and considerations, and taking into consideration the ease and convenience of 
Our Loving Subjects, We have thought fit by and with the advice of Our Privy Coun 
cil for Canada, to relieve you, and each of you, of your attendance at the time afore 
said, hereby convoking and by these presents enjoining you and each of you, that on 
TUESDAY, the NINTH day of the month of JANUAKY next, you meet Us in Our 
Parliament of Canada, at Our City of Ottawa, there to take into consideration the 
state and welfare of Our said Dominion of Canada and therein to do as may seem 
necessary. ^HEREIN. FAIL NOT. 

WITNESS : Our Eight Trusty and Eight Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor 
Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, Earl 
of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, Barou 
Cavendish of Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; 
One of Our Most Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our 
Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand 
Cross of Our Eoyal Victorian Order, Governor General and Commander-in- 
Chief of Our Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our said 
Dominion, this THIRTIETH day of NOVEMBEE, in the year 
of Our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixteen, and in the 
seventh year of Our Eeign. 

By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Cleric of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 



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Proclamations 1917 



CANADA. 




DEVONSHIRE. 

[L.S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, ly the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Brit 
and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KISG, Defender of the 
the Faith,, Emperor of India. 

To Our Beloved and Faithful the Senators of the Dominion of Canada, and the 
Members elected to serve in the House of Commons of Our said Dominion, and 
to each and every of you GREETING : 

A PROCLAMATION. 

WHEREAS Our Parliament of Canada stands Prorogued to Tuesday, the ninth 
day of the month of January next, at which time, at Our City of Ottawa, you 
were held and constrained to appear. NEVERTHELESS, for certain causes and con 
siderations, WE DO WILL, by and with the -advice of Our Privy Council for Canada, 
that you and each of you, be as to Us in this matter entirely exonerated, commanding, 
and by the tenor of these presents enjoining you, and each of you, and all others in 
this behalf interested, that, on THURSDAY, the EIGHTEENTH day of the month 
Oj JANUARY next, at Our City of OTTAWA, aforesaid, personally you be and 
appear, for the DESPATCH OF BUSINESS, to treat, do, act, and conclude upon 
these things which in Our said Parliament of Canada, by the Common Council of Our 
said Dominion, may by the favour of God, be ordained. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be mnde Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS : Our Eight 
Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, Victor Christian 
William, "Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, 
Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, Baron Cavendish of 
Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; One of Our Most 
Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished 
Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand Cross of Our Royal 
Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander- in-Chief of Our Domin 
ion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our said 
Dominion, this TWENTY-NINTH day of December, in the year of 
Lord, one thousand nine hundred and sixteen, and in the seventh 
year of Our Reign. 

Py Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY. 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 



JOURNALS 



OF 



THE SENATE OF CANADA 



Thursday, January 18th, 1917.. 

The Senate met this day at half-past two o clock in the afternoon, being the 
Seventh Session of the Twelfth Parliament of Canada, as summoned by Proclamation. 

The Members convened were: 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker. 
The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 


Domville 


McHugh, 


Ross 


Beique, 


(Lt. Col.), 


McLean, 


(Moosejaw), 


Belcourt, 


Donnelly, 


McLennan, 


Smith. 


Bostock, 


Edwards, 


McSweeney, 


Sproule, 


Bowell 


Forget, 


Milne, 


Talbot. 


(Sir Mackenzie), 


Gillmor, 


Mitchell, 


Taylor, 


Boyer, 


Godbout, 


Owens, 


Tessier, 


Casgrain, 


Gordon, 


Poirier, 


Thibaudeau, 


Choquette, 


King, 


Pope, 


Thompson, 


Cloran, 


La Riviere, 


Power, 


Thome, 


Dandurand, 


Lavergne, 


Prowse, 


Watson, 


Daniel, 


Lougheed 


Ratz, 


Wilson, 


Dennis, 


(Sir James), 


Roche, 


Yeo. 



18th January 1917 



The Members of the Senate were informed that a Commission under the Great 
Seal had been issued appointing the Honourable Joseph Bolduc to be the Speaker of 
the Senate of Canada. 

The said Commission was read by the Clerk, as follows: 




CANADA. 
ARTHUR. 
[L.S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, ly the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain 
and Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of 
the Faith, Emperor of India. 

CHAS. J. DOHERTY, ] To the Honourable Joseph Bolduc of St. Victor de Tring, 
Attorney General, J- in the Province of Quebec, in our Dominion of Canada, 
Canada. J Senator. 

GREETING : 

KNOW You, that reposing special trust and confidence in your loyalty, integrity 
and ability, we have constituted and appointed, and by these presents do constitute 
and appoint you the said Joseph Bolduc the Speaker of the Senate of Canada, in the 
place of the Honourable Auguste Charles Philippe Kobert Landry, who has resigned; 
for you the said Joseph Bolduc, to have, hold, exercise and enjoy, during pleasure, the 
said office of Speaker of the Senate of Canada, with all and every the powers, rights, 
authority, privileges, profits, emoluments, and advantages, unto the said office of right 
and by law appertaining. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these, Our Letters to be made Patent 
and the great seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS: Our Most 
Dear and Entirely Beloved Uncle and Most Faithful Counsellor, FIELD MAR 
SHAL His ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE ARTHUR WILLIAM PATRICK ALBERT, Duke 
of Connaught and of Strathearn, Earl of Sussex (in the Peerage of the 
United Kingdom), Prince of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, Duke of Saxony, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; Knight of 
Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; Knight of Our Most Ancient and 
Most Noble Order of the Thistle; Knight of Our Most Illustrious Order of 
St. Patrick; One of Our Most Honourable Privy Council; Great Master 
and Principal Knight of the Grand Cross of Our Most Honourable Order of 
the Bath; Knight Grand Commander of Our Most Exalted Order of the 
Star of India; Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of 
Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand Commander of Our Most 
Eminent Order of the Indian Empire; Knight Grand Cross of Our Eoyal 
Victorian Order; Our Personal Aide-de-Camp, Governor General and Com- 
mander-in-Chief of Our Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of Ottawa, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Third day of June, in the Year of Our Lord One 
Thousand Nine Hundred and Sixteen, and in the Seventh Year of 
Our Eeign. 

By Command, 

P. E. BLONDIN, 

Secretary of State. 
Ordered, That <he same be put upon the Journals. 



7 George V 18th January 3 



His Honour the Speaker then took the Chair at the foot of the Throne, to 
which he was conducted by the Honourable Sir James Lougheed and the Honourable 
Mr. LaRiviere, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod preceding. 

Ordered, That the Mace be carried before His Honour the Speaker. 
PRAYEBS . 

His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that he had received communica 
tions from the Governor General s Secretary. 

same were read by His Honour the Speaker, as follows: 



OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL S SECRETARY, 

OTTAWA, January 15, 1917. 

SIR, I have the honour to inform you that the Chief Justice of Canada, in his 
capa city as Deputy Governor General, will proceed to the Senate Chamber to open the 
Session of the Dominion Parliament on Thursday the 18th of January at Three p.m. 

I have the honour to be, sir, 

Your obedient servant, 

II. G. HENDERSON, Lieut.-Colonel, 

Governor General s Secretary. 
The Honourable 

The Speaker of the Senate. 

OFFICE OP THE GOVERNOR GENERAL S SECRETARY, 

OTTAWA, January 15, 1917. 

Sm, I have the honour to inform you that His Excellency the Governor General 
will proceed to the Senate Chamber to open form-ally the Session of the Dominion 
Parliament on Friday, the 19th instant at Three o Clock. 

I have the honour to be, sir, 

Your obedient servant, 

II. G. HENDERSON, Lieut.-Colonel, 

Governor General s Secretary. 
The Honourable 

The Speaker of the Senate, 
Ottawa. 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 
The Senate adjourned during pleasure. 

The Right Honourable Sir Charles Fitzpatrick, G.C.M.G., Chief Justice of Canada, 
Deputy Governor General, having come and being seated at the foot of the Throne. 

His Honour the Speaker commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod 
to proceed to the House of Commons and acquaint that House that, " It is the 
Right Honourable the Deputy Governor General s desire that they attend him immedi 
ately in the Senate." 



18th January 1917 



Who being come, 

His Honour the Speaker said: 

Honourable Gentlemen of the Senate: 
Gentlemen of the House of Commons: 

I have it in command from the Eight Honourable the Deputy Governor General 
to let you know that His Excellency the Governor General does not see fit to declare 
the causes of his summoning the present Parliament of Canada until the Speaker of 
the House of Commons shall have been chosen according to law; but, to-morrow, at 
the hour of three o clock in the afternoon, His Excellency will declare the causes of 
the calling of this Parliament. 

The Eight Honourable the Deputy Governor was pleased to retire, and the House 
of Commons withdrew. 

The Senate resumed. 

By unanimous consent, 

The Senate adjourned until to-morrow afternoon at half-past two o clock. 



7 George V 19th January 



Friday, January 19th, 1917. 

The Members convened were : 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 
The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 


De Veber, 


McHugh, 


Smith, 


Belcourt, 


Donnelly, 


McLean, 


Sproule, 


Bostock, 


Edwards, 


McLennan, 


Talbot, 


Bowell 


Forget, 


McSweeney, 


Taylor, 


(Sir Mackenzie), 


Gillmor, 


Mitchell, 


Tessier, 


Boyer, 


Godbout, 


Poirier, 


Thibaudeau, 


Choquette, 


Gordon, 


Pope, 


Thompson, 


Cloran, 


King, 


Power, 


Thome, 


Dandurand, 


Landry, 


Prowse, 


Watson, 


Daniel, 


La Riviere, 


Ratz, 


Wilson, 


Dennis, 


Lavergne, 


Roche, 


Yeo. 


Dessaulles, 


Lougheed, 


Ross 





(Sir James), . tMoosejaw), 

PRAYERS. 

The Senate adjourned during pleasure. 

After a while, His Excellency the Governor General having come, and being seated 
on the Throne, 

His Honour the Speaker commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod 
to proceed to the House of Commons and acquaint that House that, It is His 
Excellency the Governor General s pleasure that they attend him immediately in the 
Senate. 

Who being come, with their Speaker, the Honourable Edgar N. Rhodes, who 
said: 

May it please Your Excellency, 

The House of Commons have elected me as their Speaker, though I am but little 
able to fulfil the important duties thus assigned to me. 

If in the performance of those duties, I should at any time fall in error, I pray 
that the fault may be imputed to me, and not to the Commons, whose servant I am. 

His Honour the Speaker of the Senate then said: 

Mr. SPEAKER, I am commanded by His Excellency the Governor General to 
assure you that your words and actions will constantly receive from him the most 
favourable construction. 



6 19th January 1917 



His Excellency the Governor General was then pleased to open the Session by a 
Gracious Speech to both Houses, as follows : 

Honourable Gentlemen of the Senate: 
Gentlemen of the House of Commons: 

I desire on this occasion to express my respectful appreciation of the honour con 
ferred on me by the King in appointing me to the distinguished office of Governor 
General. 

I esteem it a high privilege to become closely identified with Canada at the time 
when she is taking so splendid a part in the world-wide struggle, and I look forward to 
her ability and capacity to exercise an ever increasing influence in bringing the war 
to a victorious conclusion. 

When peace is again happily restored I am confident that the vast resources of the 
Dominion will continue to be developed for the lasting benefit of the Empire and in 
the best interests of liberty ancl humanity. 

Although nearly two and a half years have elapsed since the outbreak of war yet 
that period has not been more than sufficient for the enormous preparation necessary 
to enable our Empire to throw its full strength into the struggle. 

The events that have transpired since prorogation give convincing testimony of 
the efficiency of the measures thus taken and bear splendid tribute to the valour and 
heroism of His Majesty s forces in every theatre of war. 

With preparation already so ample and still increasing we may confidently 
anticipate that the not distant future will bring such success to the allied arms as will 
assure the full maintenance of the purposes and ideals for which we have engaged in 
this war. 

The Canadian forces dispatched overseas during 1916 numbered more than 165,000 
and the aggregate of enlistments in Canada since the outbreak of war is nearly 400,000. 
In attack as well as in defence the valour, endurance and resourcefulness of the Cana 
dian troops have been conspicuous on every occasion when they have met the cmemy, 
and they have splendidly upheld the highest traditions of their country. 

Equally notable and impressive has been the fine spirit of loyalty displayed by the 
people of this Dominion who have freely dedicated their energies and their material 
resources to the common defence of our Empire. 

Steps have been taken by my advisers for better organization of National Service, 
and attention has been given to the more thorough utilization of our natural resources. 
Measures have also been taken in co-operation with the Government of the "United 
Kingdom to facilitate the increased production of munitions in Canada. 

The Government of the United Kingdom have invited the First Ministers of the 
Dominions to attend a series of special and continuous meetings of the War Cabinet 
(of which for this purpose they will be members 1 ) to consider urgent questions affecting 
the prosecution of the war, the possible conditions on which the Allied Nations could 
assent to its termination, and the problems which would then immediately arise. This 
invitation has been accepted on behalf of Canada. 

The Fiftieth Anniversary of the foundation of this Dominion draws near and 
brings with it the inspiring memory of all that has been accomplished during the half 
century in the upbuilding of a united and powerful nation. My advisers believe that, 
notwithstanding the continuance of the war, there should be an appropriate com 
memoration of an event so notable in the history of Canada. 

The life of the present Parliament will expire in October next, and under existing 
legislation a dissolution and election would be necessary in the early future. My 
advisers, however, are of opinion that the wishes of the Canadian people and the 
urgent requirements of the war would be best met by avoiding the distraction and 
confusion consequent upon a general election at so critical a time. 



7 George V 19th January 



That purpose can only be effected through the medium of legislation by the Parlia 
ment of the United Kingdom. A resolution authorizing and requesting the enactment 
of such legislation as will further extend the life of this Parliament will be presented 
to you. 

Although in some parts of the Dominion weather conditions affected adversely 
the excellent prospects of an unusually large harvest, yet taking the country as a 
whole, the labours of our husbandmen have been abundantly rewarded. 

The commercial, industrial and financial stability of the country has been well 
maintained during the past year. There is every reason to believe that the Dominion 
will be in a position to meet satisfactorily the readjustment of conditions which must 
ensue upon the termination of the war. 

Important measures designed to aid in meeting these new conditions have been 
in preparation and some of them will be submitted for your consideration. 

Gentlemen of the House of Commons: 

The accounts for the .last, and the estimates for the next fiscal year will be sub 
mitted to you without delay, and you will be asked to make the necessary financial 
provision fo* the effective conduct of the war. 

Honourable Gentlemen of the Senate; 
Gentlemen of the House of Commons: 

The lofty patriotism, the fine courage, and the inflexible purpose which have 
animated all His Majesty s Dominions in upholding our great cause are in nowise 
abated. In common with the rest of the Empire the people of this Dominion are 
firmly resolved that in this war, which has entailed so much sacrifice and which we 
have undertaken for the highest ideals of humanity and civilization, our efforts shall 
be continued and strengthened until they are crowned with an abiding peace. 

I commend to your attentive consideration all measures submitted to you for that 
great purpose, and I pray that the Divine blessing may attend your deliberations. 

His Excellency the Governor General was pleased to retire, and the House of 
Commons withdrew. 

The Senate resumed. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate a Bill ( ) in 
tituled : " An Act relating to Kailways." 
The said Bill was read a first time. 

His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that a copy of the Speech of 
His Excellency the Governor General, had been left in his hands. 

The same was then read by His Honour the Speaker. 

Ordered, That the Speech of His Excellency the Governor General be taken 
into consideration on Tuesday next. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That all the Senators present during this Session be appointed a Com 
mittee to consider the Orders and Customs of the Senate and Privileges of Parlia 
ment, and that the saidi Committee have leave to meet in the Senate Chamber when 
and as often as they please. 

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8 19th January 1917 



With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That pursuant to Rule 77, the following Senators, to wit: The Honour 
able Sir Mackenzie Bowell, the Honourable Messieurs Beique, Casgrain, Daniel, Power, 
Ross (Moosejaw), Taylor, Watson, and the Honourable Sir James Lougheed, be 
appointed a Committee of Selection to nominate Senators to serve 011 the several 
Standing Committees during the present Session; and to report with all convenient 
speed the names of the Senators so nominated. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 
Papers relating to the Imperial War Conference, 1917. 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, .$.) 

The following Petition was brought up and laid on the Table: 
By the Honourable Mr. Watson, for the Honourable Mr. Casgrain : 
Of Arthur Eichard Doble, Robert Adair, and Austin C. Stead, all of the City of 
Montreal (" The Khaki League"). 

By unanimous consent, 

The Senate adjourned until Tuesday next. 



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23rd January 



9 



Tuesday, January 23rd, 1917. 



The Members convened were : 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 
The Honourable Messieurs 



Beith, 


Dessaulles, 


Lougheed 


Richardson, 


Belcourt, 


De Veber, 


(Sir James), 


Robertson, 


Bostock, 


Donnelly, 


Lynch-Staunton, 


Sharpe, 


Bowell 


Douglas, 


McCall, 


Smith, 


(Sir Mackenzie), 


Edwards, 


McIIugh, 


Sproule, 


Boyer, 


Forget, 


McLean, 


Talbot, 


Casgrnin, 


Gillmor, 


McLennan, 


Tanner, 


Cloran, 


Godbout, 


McSweeney, 


Taylor, 


Corby, 


Gordon, 


Milne, 


Tessier, 


Crosby, 


King, 


Poirier, 


Thibaudeau, 


Dandurand, 


Landry, 


Pope, 


Thompson, 


Daniel, 


La Riviere, 


Power, ~ 


Thome, 


David, 


Lavergne, 


Prowse, 


Watson, 


Dennis, 




Ratz, 


Yeo. 



PRAYERS. 

His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that the Clerk had received 
Certificates from the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, showing that the Honourable 
Messieurs Frederic Nicholls, Henry W. Richardson, Gideon D. Robertson, George 
Lynch-Staunton, Adam B. Crosby, Charles E. Tanner and Thomas Jean Bourque 
respectively have been summoned to the Senate. 

The same were then read by the Clerk, as follows : 



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OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, January 22, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing 
date the Twentieth day of January, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), 

^ Frederic Nicholls, Esquire, of Toronto, Ontario, as a Member of the Senate and 
a Senator for the Province of Ontario. 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To SAMUEL E. ST. ONGE CHAPLEAU, ESQUIRE", 

Clerk of the Senate, Ottawa. 
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E 

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, January 22, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing 
date the Twentieth day of January, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), 

Henry W. Eichardson, Esquire, of Kingston, Ontario, as a Member of the Senate 
and a Senator for the Province of Ontario. 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Cleric of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To SAMUEL E. ST; ONGE CHAPLEAU, ESQUIRE, 

Clerk of the Senate, Ottawa. 



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OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN is- CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, January 22, 
This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing 
date the Twentieth day of January, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), 

Gideon D. Eobertson, Esquire, of Welland, Ontario, as a Member of the Senate 
and a Senator for the Province of Ontario. 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To SAMUEL E. ST. ONGE CHAPLEAU, ESQUIRE, 

Cleric of the Senate, Ottawa. 





OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, January 22, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing 
date the Twentieth day of January, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 

(1917), 

George Lynch-Staunton, Esquire, of Hamilton, Ontario, as a Member of the 
Senate and a Senator for the Province of Ontario. 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To SAMUEL E. ST. ONGE CHAPLEAU, ESQUIRE, 

Cleric of the Senate, Ottawa. 



7 George V 23rd January 11 




OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, January 22, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, >by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing 
date the Twentieth day of January, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), 

Adam B. Crosby, Esquire, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, as a Member of the Senate 
and a Senator for the Province of Nova Scotia. 

. JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Cleric of the Crown in Cliancery for Canada. 
To" SAMUEL E. ST. ONGE CHAPLEAU, ESQUIRE, 

Clerk of the Senate, Ottawa. 




G 

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, January 22, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing 
date the Twentieth day of January, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), 

Charles E. Tanner, Esquire, of Pictou, Nova Scotia, as a Member of the Senate 
and a Senator for the Province of Nova Scotia. 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To SAMUEL E. ST. ONGE CHAPLEAU, ESQUIRE, 

Clerk of the Senate, Ottawa. 



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OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, January 22, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing 
date the Twentieth day of January, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), 

Thomas Jean Bourque, Esquire, of Eichibucto, New Brunswick, as a Member of 
tlie,Senate and a Senator for the Province of New Brunswick. 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To SAMUEL E. ST. ONGE CHAPLEAU, ESQUIRE, 

Clerk of the Senate, Ottawa. 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 



12 23rd January 1917 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that there were several Senators 
without, waiting to be introduced. 

The Honourable Henry W. Richardson was introduced between the Honourable 
Sir James Lougheed and the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell, and having presented 
His Majesty s Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows : 




CANADA. 
DEVONSHIRE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of ths 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved Henry W. Richardson, of the City of Kingston, 
Esquire, in Our Province of Ontario, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 
arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, we have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden ; and this you, are in no wise to omit. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS : Our Right 
Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, Victor Christian 
William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, 
Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, Baron Cavendish of 
Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; One of Our Most 
Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished 
Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand Cross of Our Royal 
Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our 
Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
Canada, this Twentieth day of January, in the year of Our Lord 
one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, and in the seventh year of 
Our Reign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. EOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr Richardson came to the Table and took and subscribed the 
Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate one 
Commissioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the 

o Cllci tG 



7 George V 23rd January 13 



The Honourable Gideon D. Robertson was introduced between the Honourable Sir 
James Lougheed and the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell, and having presented His 
Majesty s Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows : 




CANADA. 
DEVONSHIRE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE EIFTH, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To our Trusty and Well-Beloved Gideon D. Robertson, of Welland, Esquire, in 
Our Province of Ontario, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 
arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, we have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in. Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden; and this you are in no wise to omit. 

Ix TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS: Our Right 
Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, Victor Christian 
William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, 
Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, Baron Cavendish of 
Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; One of Our Most 
Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished 
Order of Saint Michael and Saint George ; Knight Grand Cross of Our Royal 
Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our 
Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Twentieth day of January, in the year of Our Lord, 
one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, and in the seventh year of 
Our Reign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 
. Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 

Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr. Robertson came to the Table, and took and subscribed the 
Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one of the 
Commissioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the 
Senate. 



14 23rd January 1917 



The Honourable Geqrge Lynch-Staunton was introduced between the Honourable 
Sir James Lougheed and the Honourable Mr. Milne, and having- presented His 
Majesty s Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows : 




CANADA. 
DEVONSHIEE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, ly the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the fleas, KIM:., Defender of the 
Faitli, Emperor o-f India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved George Lynch-Staunton, of the City of Hamilton, 
Esquire, in Our Province of Ontario, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

UREtTLNG : 

Kxow YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 
arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, we have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden; and this you are in no wise to omit. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada_to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS : Our Right 
Trusty and Eight Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, Victor Christian 
William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, 
Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, Baron Cavendish of 
Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter ; One of Our Most 
Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished 
Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand Cross of Our Eoyal 
Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our 
Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA. i u Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Twentieth day of January, in the year of Our Lord 
one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, and in the seventh rear of 
Our Reign. 
"By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Cleric of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 

9 

Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr. Lynch-Staunton came to the Table, and took and <ubs< ribed 
the Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Sw 
the Commissioners appointed for that purpose, and took hi! at I a 



7 George V 23rd January 15 



The Honourable Adam Brown Crosby was introduced between the Honourable Sir 
James Lougheed and the Honourable Mr. Dennis, and having presented His Majesty s 
Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows : 




CANADA. 
DEVONSHIRE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, ly the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Fell-Beloved Adam Brown Crosby, of the City of Halifax, 
Esquire, in Our Province of Nova Scotia, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 
arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, we have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden; and this you are in no wise to omit. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS: Our Right 
Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, Victor Christian 
William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, 
Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, Baron Cavendish of 
Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; One of Our }!<>st 
Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Onr Most Distinguished 
Order of Saint Michael and Saint George ; Knight Grand Cross of Our Royal 
Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our 
Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Twentieth day of January, in the year of Our Lord, 
one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, and in the seventh year of 
Our Reign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Cleric of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 

Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr. Crosby came to the Table, and took and subscribed the 
Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one of the 
Commissioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the 
Senate. 



16 23rd January 1917 



The Honourable Charles Elliott Tanner was introduced between the Honourable 
Sir James Lougheed and the Honourable Mr. McLennan, and having presented His 
Majesty s Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows: 




CANADA. 
DEVONSHIEE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, ly the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond tile Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved Charles Elliott Tanner, of Pictou, Esquire, in 
Our Province of Nova Scotia, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 
arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con- 
cern, we have thought fit to Summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden; and this you are in no wise to omit. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS : Our Eight 
Trusty and Eight Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, Victor Christian 
William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, 
Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, Baron Cavendish of 
Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; One of Our Most 
Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished 
Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand Cross of Our Eoyal 
Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our 
Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Twentieth day of January, in the year of Our Lord, 
one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, and in the seventh year of 
Our Eeign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 

Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr. Tanner came to the Table, and took and subscribed the 
Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one of the 
Commissioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the 
Senate. 



7 George V 23rd January 17 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that the Honourable Henry W. 
Richardson, the Honourable Gideon D. Robertson, the Honourable George Lynch- 
Stauhton, the Honourable Adam Brown Crosby, and the Honourable Charles Elliott 
Tanner, had made and subscribed the Declaration of Qualification required of them 
by The British North America Act, 1S67 , in the presence of the Clerk of the Senate, 
one of the Commissioners appointed to receive and witness the same. 

The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid upon the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. Edwards: 

Of Marguerite Claire Gault, of the City of Montreal ; praying for a Bill of Divorce 
from her husband, Andrew Hamilton Gault. 

By the Honourable Mr. Talbot: 

Of Edward Austin Barnwell, of the City of Calgary, Province of Alberta ; praying 
for a Bill of Divorce from his wife, Clara Carey Barnwell. 

By the Honourable Mr. Daniel : 

Of Saint John Board of Trade, of the City of Saint John, Province of New 
Brunswick. 

By the Honourable Mr. Sproule: 

Of George Maisey, of the Town of Walkerville, County of Essex, Province of 
Ontario ; praying for a Bill of Divorce from his wife, Lulu D. Maisey. 

By the Honourable Mr. Casgrain : 

Of the Mount Royal Tunnel and Terminal Company; and 
Of the Canadian Northern Quebec Railway Company. 

By the Honourable Mr. Milne : 

Of Robert Dyson and others, all of the City of Hamilton, Province of Ontario 
(" The Grand Lodge of the Canadian Association of Stationary Engineers of the 
Dominion of Canada "). 

By the Honourable Mr. DeVeber : 
Of the Athabaska Northern Railway Company. 

By the Honourable Mr. Belcourt : 

Of the Guardian Accident and Guarantee Company (" The Guardian Insurance 
Company of Canada"). 

By the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell: 
Of the Grand Trunk Pacific Branch Lines Company ; and 
Of the Lachine, Jacques Cartier and Maisonneuve Railway Company. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate the following 
Reports, Orders in Council, and other documents: 

Annual Report of the Department of Marine and Fisheries for the fiscal year 
1915-16 Marine. 

(Vide Sessional Papers. 1917, No. 21.) 

Twenty-fifth List of Shipping issued by the Department of Marine and Fisheries 
(List of Vessels on the Registry books of the Dominion of Canada on the 3lst December 
1915). 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917. No. %%.) 



18 23rd January 1917 



Eeport of the Department of the Naval Service for the fiscal year ended March 
31, 1916. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. SS.) 

Forty-Ninth Annual Report of the Fisheries Branch, Department of the Naval 
Service, 1915-16. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 39.) 

Annual Eeport of the Department of the Interior for the fiscal year ended March 
31, 1916. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 25.) 

Orders in Council: 

P.O. 64-1525, dated the 29th June, 1916, authorizing the superannuation of Mr. 
Silas Blair Kent, a clerk in Sub-division " B " of the First Division, employed as chief 
fishing bounty officer of the Naval Service Department. 

( Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 4-3.) 

P.C. 2442, dated llth October, 191 6, Amendment to Order in Council P.C. 1334, 
dated 3rd June, 1916, establishing Rates of Pensions for the Military and Naval Forces 
of Canada. 

f Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 43.) 

P.C. 1939, dated 18th August, 1916, Order made under War Measures Act, 1914, 
to reduce risk of persons of enemy nationality landing in Canada under guise of 
neutrals. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 4o.) 

P.C. 2130, dated 9th September, 1916, Regulations for enrolment of men in the 
Royal Naval Canadian Volunteer Reserve for service in the Royal Navy. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 43.) 

P.C. 2942, dated 29th November, 1916, Regulations governing payment of " Hard- 
lying Money " in the Royal Canadian Navy. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 4-3.) 

P.C. 3108, dated 19th September, 1916, Regulations governing payment of " Com 
mand Money" to officers on "Special Service," etc., in, the Royal Canadian Navy. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 43-} 

P.C. 3192, dated 30th December, 1916, Regulations governing the payment of 
Separation Allowance in the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Naval Canadian Volun 
teer Reserve. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 4-3.) 

Eleventh Report of the Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada for the year 
ended March 31, 1916, Volumes 1 and 2. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 20c.) 

"Correspondence relating to the withdrawal of the Ross Rifle from the Canadian 

Army Corps. 

(Vide Sessional Papers. 1917, No. 44.) 



7 George V 23rd Janruary 19 



Report of the War Purchasing Commission. 

Volume 1, Letter of Transmission and Purchasing Lists. 
Volumes 2 and 3, Minutes. 
Volume 4, Orders in Council. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917., No. 45-) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

On motion of the Honourable Mr. Cloran, seconded by the Honourable Mr. 
Thibaudeau, it was 

Ordered, That an Order of the Senate do issue for a copy of the correspondence, 
which has passed between the Prime Minister of Canada, The Rt. Hon. Sir Robert 
L. Borden, and the Leader of His Majesty s Loyal Opposition of Canada, the Rt. Hon. 
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, regarding the war-extension of time of the life of the present 
Parliament, be brought down and laid on the Table of the Senate for the information 
and consideration of the honourable members of this House. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of His Excellency the 
Governor General s Speech from the Throne at the opening of the present Session of 
Parliament. It was moved: 

That the following Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor General, 
to offer the humble thanks of this House to His Excellency for the gracious Speech 
which he has been pleased to make to both Houses of Parliament, namely : 

To His Excellency the Most Noble Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, 
Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish 
of Hardwicke, Baron Cavendish of Keighley; Knight of the Most Noble Order of 
the Garter; one of His Majesty s Most Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand 
Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight 
Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander- 
in-Chief of the Dominion of Canada. 

MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY: 

We, His Majesty s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Senate of Canada, in 
Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for the 
gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parliament. 

After debate, it was 

Ordered, That further debate on the said motion be postponed until to-morrow. 

The Senate adjourned. 



20 



24th January 



1917 



Wednesday, January 24th, 1917. 



The Members convened were : 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDTJC, Speaker, 
The Honourable Messieurs 



Beith, 


Domville 


McCall, 


Katz, 


Belcourt, 


(Lt. Col.), 


McHugh, 


Robertson, 


Bostock, 


Donnelly, 


McLaren, 


Ross 


Bowell 


Douglas, 


McLean, 


(Moosejaw), 


(Sir Mackenzie), 


Forget, 


McLennan, 


Sharpe, 


Boyer, 


Gillmor, 


McSweeney, 


Smith, 


Casgrain, 


Godbout, 


Milne, 


Sproule, 


Cloran, 


King, 


Mitchell, 


Talbot, 


Crosby, 


r,andry, 


Montplaisir, 


Tanner, 


Dand urand, 


l.a Riviere, 


Nicholls, 


Taylor, 


Daniel, 


Lavergne, 


Owens, 


Tessier, 


David, 


Legris, 


Poirier, 


Thibfudeau, 


Dennis, 


Lougheed 


Pope, 


Thompson, 


Dessaulles, 


(Sir James), 


Power, 


Thorne, 


Do Veber, 


Lynch- Staunton, 


Prowse, 


Watson, 






f 


Yeo. 



PRAYERS. 

His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that there was a Senator with 
out, waiting to lie introduced. 

The Honourable Frederic Nicholls was introduced between the Honourable Sir 
James Lougheed and the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell, and having presented 
His Majesty s Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows : 

CANADA. 




DEVONSHIRE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, ~by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved Frederic Mcholls, of the City of Toronto, 
Esquire, in Our Province of Ontario, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 



7 George V 24th January 21 



arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, we have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden ; and this you are in no wise to omit. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS : Our Eight 
Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, Victor Christian 
William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, 
Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, Baron Cavendish of 
Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; One of Our Most 
Honourable Privy Council ; Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished 
Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand Cross of Our Royal 
Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our 
Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Twentieth day of January, in the year of Our Lord, 
one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, and in the seventh year of 
Our Reign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Glerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 

Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr. Nicholls came to the Table and took and subscribed the 
Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one of the 
Commissioners appointed for ^hat purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the 
Senate. 

His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that the Honourable Mr. Nicholls 
h?d made and subscribed the Declaration of Qualification required of him by The 
British North America Act, 1867, in the presence of the Clerk of the Senate, one of 

the Commissioners appointed to receive and witness the same. 

\ 

The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid upon the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. Bostock: 
Of the Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern Railway and Navigation Company. 

By the Honourable Mr. Talbot: 

Of Delbert Ralph O -Neil, of the City of Calgary, Province of Alberta ; praying for 
a Bill of Divorce from his wife, Rosena Ella O Neil. 

By the Honourable Mr. Ratz: 

Of George Walter Sherald Garrett, of the City of Ottawa; praying for a Bill of 
Divorce from his wife, Gertrude Garrett. 

By the Honourable Mr. De Veber : 
Of the Calgary and Fernie Railway Company. 

By the Honourable Mr. Watson: 
Of the Canadian Western Railway Company. 

The following Petition was read and received : 

Of Richard Doble and others, all of the City of Montreal; praying for an Act of 
incorporation under the name of " The Khaki League." 



22 24th January 1917 



The Honourable Mr Power, from the Committee of Selection, appointed to 
nominate the Senators to serve on the several Standing Committees for the present 
Session, presented their First Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

WEDNESDAY, 24th January, 1917. 

The Committee of Selection appointed to nominate Senators to serve on the 
several Standing Committees for the present Session, have the honour to report here 
with the following list of Senators selected by them to serve on each of the following 
Standing Committees, namely: 

The Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament: His Honour the Speaker, 
the Honourable Messieurs Bourque, Bostock, Boyer, Corby, Dennis, Douglas, Gillmor, 
Gordon, Landry, La Riviere, McHugh, McLennan, Poirier, Power, Sproule. 

The Joint Committee on the Printing of Parliament : The Honourable Messieurs 
Cloran, Crosby, Curry, Dennis, DeVeber, Domville, Donnelly, Forget, Gillmor, 
La Riviere, Legris, McCall, McLean, Pope, Prince, Ratz, Robertson, Sharpe, Shehyn, 
Talbot, Taylor. 

The Committee on Standing Orders : The Honourable Messieurs Bostock, Farrell, 
Lnvergne, Power, Ross (Middleton), Sproule, Tanner, Tessier, Yeo. 

The Committee on Banking and Commerce : The Honourable Messieurs : 
Beaubien, Beique, Belcourt, Bowell, Sir Mackenzie, C.M.G., Boyer, Casgrain, Corby, 
Curry, Dandurand, Daniel, Dessaulles, Edwards, Jones, Sir Lyman, Kt., Lougheed, 
Sir James, K.C.M.G., Mason, McLennan, McSweeney, Mitchell, Mcholls, Ratz, Roche, 
Ross (Middleton), Ross (Moosejaw), Smith, Tanner, Taylor, Tessier, Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, Thome, Wilson, Yeo. 

The Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours: The Honourable 
Messieurs Beaubien, Beique, Beith, Belcourt, Bostock, Bourque, Bowell, Sir 
Mackenzie, K.C.M.G., Casgrain, Choquette, Corby, Crosby, Dandurand, David, Daniel, 
DeVe ber, Domville, Donnelly, Douglas, Edwards, Farrell, Gillmor, Girroir, Godbout, 
Gordon, Jones, Sir Lyman, Kt., King, Landry, Lavergne, Lougheed, Sir James, K.C. 
M.G., Lynch-Staunton, McCall, McHugh, McLaren, Milne, Mitchell, Murphy, Owens, 
Poirier, Pope, Power, Prowse, Richardson. Robertson, Ross (Middleton), Ross (Moose- 
javr), Sharpe, Talbot, Tessier, Thompson, Watson. 

The Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills : The Honourable Messieurs 
Baird, Beaubien, Beique, Beith, Belcourt, Bostock, Boyer, Choquette, Cloran, 
Dandurand, David, Domville, Douglas, Edwards, Farrell, Girroir, Godbout, King, 
Legris, Lynch-Staunton, McHugh, Montplaisir, Murphy, Ratz, Wilson. 

The Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts: The Hon 
ourable Messieurs Beith, Bolduc (Speaker), Bostock, Dandurand, Dame 1 , Gordon, 
Landry, Legris, Lougheed, Sir James, K.C.M.G., McHugh, McLean, McLennan, 
McSweeney, Montplaisir, Owens, Power, Prince, Prowse, Robertson, Ross (Middletou), 
Sproule. Taylor. Thompson, Watson, Yeo. 



7 George V 24th January 23 



The Committee on Debates and Eeporting: The Honourable Messieurs Bostock, 
Bowell, Sir Mackenzie, K.C.M.G., Dandurand, Dennis, Farrell, Forget, Mason, Poirier, 
Power.. 

The Committee on Divorce : The Honourable Messieurs Bostock, Daniel, 
Lougheed, Sir James, K.C.M.G., Ross (Middleton), Talbot, Taylor, Tanner, Watson. 

The Committee on Agriculture and Forestry : The Honourable Messieurs Baird, 
Beique, Boyer, Douglas, Edwards, Forget, King, Pope, Power, Prince, Ross (Middle- 
ton), Smith. 

The Committee on Immigration and Labour: The Honourable Messieurs Beith, 
Bolduc (Speaker), Dandurand, La Riviere, Nicholls, Prowse, Sharpe, Thome, Watson. 

The Committee on Commerce and Trade Relations of Canada : The Honourable 
Messieurs Bowell, Sir Mackenzie, K.C.M.G., Domville, Girroir, Gordon, Jones, Sir 
Lyman, Kt., Milne, McSweeney, Owens, Tessier. 

The Committee on Public Health and Inspection of Foods: The Honourable 
Messieurs Bourque, Belcourt, Daniel, David, DeVeber, Douglas, Murphy, Sproule, 
Wilson. 

The Committee on Civil Service Administration : The Honourable Messieurs 
Belcourt, Bostock, Daniel, Donnelly, La Riviere, Lougheed, Sir James, K.C.M.G., 
Power, Roche, Yeo. 

The Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds : The Honourable Messieurs 
Casgrain, Choquette, Cloran, Forget, McLaren, McLennan, McSweeney, Power, 
Watson. 

The Joint Committee on the Restaurant : His Honour the Speaker, the Honour 
able Messieurs Landry, Taylor, Thompson, Watson. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

L. G. POWER, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration 
to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day the Senate resumed the adjourned Debate on 
the motion, That an humble Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General to offer the thanks of this House for the gracious Speech which he has been 
pleased to address to both Houses of Parliament, namely: 

To His Excellency the Most Noble Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, 
Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish 
of Hardwicke, Baron Cavendish of Keighley; Knight of the Most Noble Order of 
the Garter; one of His Majesty s Most Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand 
Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George ; Knight 
Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander- 
in-Chief of the Dominion of Canada. 
S 3 



24 24th January 1917 



MAY IT PLEASE YOUR EXCELLENCY : 

We, His Majesty s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Senate of Canada, in 
Parliament assembled, beg leave to offer our humble thanks to Your Excellency for 
the gracious Speech which Your Excellency has addressed to both Houses of Parlia 
ment. 

The question of concurrence being put on the said motion, it was unanimously 
resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General by such, Members of this House as are Members of the Privy Council. 

The Senate adjourned. 



7 George V 



25th January 



25 



Thursday, January 25th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 
The Honourable Messieurs 

Berth, 

Belcourt, 
Bostock, 
Bourque, 
Bo well 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Cloran, 
Crosby. 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Domville (Lt.-Col). 

PRAYERS. 

His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that there was a Senator without, 
waiting to be introduced. 

The Honourable Thomas Jean Bourque was introduced between the Honourable 
Sir James Lougheed and the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell, and having presented 
His Majesty s Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows: 

CANADA. 



Donnelly, 


McCall, 


Ross 


Douglas, 


McHugh, 


(Middleton), 


Edwards, 


McLaren, 


Ross 


Farrell, 


McLean, 


(Moosejaw), 


Forget, 


McLennan, 


Sharpe, 


Gillmor, 


Me Sweeney, 


Smith, 


Girroir, 


Milne, 


Sproule, 


Godbout, 


Mitchell, 


Talbot, 


Gordon, 


Montplaisir, 


Tanner, 


King, 


Kicholls, 


Taylor, 


Landry, 


Poirier, 


Tessier, 


La Riviere, 


Pope, 


Thibaudeau, 


Lavergne, 


Power, 


Thompson, 


Legris, 


Prowse, 


Thorne, 


Lougheed 


Ratz, 


Watsor 


(Sir James), 


Richardson, 


Yeo. 


Lynch-Staunton, 


Robertson, 






DEVONSHIRE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, ~by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved Thomas Jean Bourque, of Richibucto, Esquire, 
in Our Province of New Brunswick, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 
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26 25th January 1917 



arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, we have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden ; and this you are in no wise to omit. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS : Our Eight 
Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, Victor Christian 
William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, 
Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, Baron Cavendish of 
Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; One of Our Most 
Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished 
Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand Cross of Our Royal 
Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our 
Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Twentieth day of January, in the year of Our Lord, 
one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, and in the seventh year of 
Our Reign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr. Bourque came to the Table and took and subscribed the Oath 
prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one of the Com 
missioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the Senate. 

His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that the Honourable Mr. Bourque 
had made and subscribed the Declaration of Qualification required of him by The 
British North America Act, 1867, in the presence of the Clerk of the Senate, one of 
the Commissioners appointed to receive and witness the same. 

The following Petition was brought up and laid upon the Table : _ 
By the Honourable Mr. Daniel: 

Of the Canadian General Council of the Boy Scouts Association. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: _ 

Of the Mount Royal Tunnel and Terminal Company; praying for the passage of 
An Act extending the time for the completion of the works authorized bv sec 2 of ch 
74, Statutes of 1912. 

Of the Canadian Northern Quebec Railway Company; praying for the passage of 
an Act extending the time for the construction of the railway authorized bv oar (1>) 
of sec. 2 of ch. 58, Statutes of 1911. 

Of the Saint John Board of Trade; praying for the passage of an Act empowering 
; to use its funds in the purchase of shares in the Saint John Board of Trade Buildino- 
Company, Limited. 

Of Robert Dixoii and others; praying to be incorporated under the name of " The 
Grand Lodge of the Canadian Association of Stationary Engineers of the Dominion 

01 



Of the Athabaska Northern Railway Company; praying for the passing of an Act 
within which to commence and complete their railway. 



7 George V 25th January 27 



Of the Guardian Accident and Guarantee Company for an enlargement of its, 
powers and to change the name of the Company to " The Guardian Insurance Company 
of Canada." 

Of the Grand Trunk Pacific Branch Lines Company; praying for the passing of 
an Act to extend the time to complete and put in operation certain authorized lines 
of railway; and 

Of the Lachine, Jacques-Cartier and Maisonneuve Railway Company; praying for 
the passing of an Act to extend the time to complete and put in operation its lines of 
railway. 

The Honourable Mr. Power presented to the Senate a Bill A, intituled : " An Act 
to amend The Companies Act." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading on 
Wednesday next. 

With leave of the Senate, 

The Honourable Mr. Pope moved, seconded by the Honourable Mr. Sproule, That 
in the opinion of the Senate only the representatives of the Nations, who have 
taken part, or have been engaged in the War, should participate in the negotiations for 
peace. 

After Debate, and 

With leave of the Senate, the said Motion was withdrawn. 

His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that, in conformity with Rule 
103, the Clerk had laid .on the Table the Accounts and Vouchers of the Senate for the 
fiscal year ended Ilu< 31st Match, 1916. 

Ordered, That the s-aid Accounts and Vouchers be referred to the Standing Com 
mittee on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts. 

His Honour the Speaker presented to the Senate the Report of the Joint Librarians 
of Parliament, for the year 1916. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT, 

OTTAWA, January 19, 1917. 
x o the Senate: 

The Joint Librarians have the honour to report to Parliament for the year 1916, 
as follows : 

The disastrous .fire which destroyed the Parliamentary Buildings in February, did 
not leave the Library unscathed. 

The fire originated in the reading room, which contained a large and valuable 
collection of books, as well as the current newspapers. 

When these took fire, the whole collection of books was hopelessly doomed to 
destruction. 

During the night the water thrown upon the burning buildings found its way ulti 
mately into the Library, and the floor was flooded to the depth of a foot, during the 
two days which followed. } 

Much damage was done by this flood of water ; but owing to the exertions of some 
members of the Library staff, who were on duty, the books on the lower shelves were, 
as far as time allowed, removed and placed on higher shelves out of danger. 

The general effect of the fire on the Library was stated in a report to the Prime 
Minister, read to the House of Commons on February 14, as follows : 



28 25th January 1917 



LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT, 

OTTAWA, February 14, 1916. 

" SIR, In response to your request for a report on the condition of the 
Library and the losses sustained by the fire of Thursday night, February 3, we 
have the honour to report, as follows : 

Some exaggeration prevails as to the extent of the loss sustained. During 
the night of the fire, in accordance with instructions from the chief of the fire 
brigade, a large number of volumes were removed by the Library staff, and by 
the troops kindly and promptly offered by Colonel Street, of the 77th. 

These were stored in various places and the volumes that had to be left 
partly in the open were protected lay the men of the Public "Wurks Department 
as well as was possible. 

Later in the night the removal was countermanded by chief of the fire 
brigade. The last load of these books so removed was returned on Thursday, 
February 10. There has therefore not been time to re-arrange the books and 
ascertain the loss in removal and the damage by water. 

Our actual total loss by fire is certainly large, but is confined to books in 
the reading room and gallery above, as follows: 

1. An extensive collection of rare editions of the Bible. 

2. A very large collection of English pamphlets. 

3. A still larger collection of reviews, magazines and periodicals of 
various kinds: quarterly, monthly and weekly, both French and English. 

4. A valuable collection of ecclesiastical literature and law covering 
more than a century. 

5. Some valuable scientific encyclopedias and dictionaries in the French 
language. 

6. A great number of valuable donations from the Imperial Govern 
ment such as the Rolls series, etc. 

7. A fine, collection of the reports of the American Bar Association 
obtained at considerable cost not long ago. 

In the course of time, and when space can be available again, the Librarians 
consider that the most of these losses can be repaired, through the usual Library 
agencies, without departing from the customary routine of business, and without 
making undue, if any, demands on the Treasury." 

To this report little need be added. 

Contrary to first appearances more water than was expected penetrated the floors in 
various directions and injured, to a considerable extent, a large number of volumes of 
newspapers, Parliamentary reports and American Congressional records. 

All the volumes thus injured had to be collected, dried, and in many cases sent to 
the binders to be repaired or rebound for the expense of which a sum was placed in 

the estimates. 

The work has taken all the year, and owing to the state of things prevailing in 
the basements, was, performed under disagreeable and difficult conditions ; nor do we 
hope to have it concluded before the next session. 

The Librarians have endeavoured to fulfil the hope they expressed of repairing 
losses without undue demands on the Treasury. 

They have been assisted liberally in several directions. 

At the request of the Prime Minister, application was made to the Council of the 
American Bar Association, whose reports had been wholly destroyed; and in response 
we in due time, received from the Association thirty-eight most valuable volumes 
.h ich bad some years ago been catalogued and indexed. 



7 George V 25th January 29 



Application was made through the Honourable Sir George Perley, K.O.M.G., the 
Acting Canadian High Commissioner, to H. M. Stationery Department in England, 
and permission was granted to supply to the Agents of the Library in London, a very 
large and most valuable collection of Imperial publications, which have been listed in 
the Library, as follows: 

Calendarium Genealogicum, for the Eeigns of Henry III and Edward I. 

Edited by Charles Roberts, Secretary of the Public Record Office. 
Domestic Series. Edward VI, Mary, Elizabeth and James I. Edited by Robert 

Lemon, R.S.A., and by Mary Anne Everett Green. 

Domestic Series. Charles I. Edited by John Bruce, F.S.C., by W. D. Hamil 
ton, F.S.A., and by Mrs. C. S. Lomas. 

Domestic Series. The Commonwealth. Edited by Mary Anne Everett Green. 
Domestic Series. Charles II. Edited by Mary Anne Everett Green and F. 

H. Blackburne Daniell, M.A. 

Domestic Series. William III. Edited by Wm. John Hardy, E.S.A. 
Home Office Papers. George III. Edited by Joseph Redington and R. A. 

Roberts. 

Scotland. State Papers relating to. Edited by Markham John Thorpe. 
Ireland. Documents. Edited by H. S. Sweetman, B.A., and H. S. Sweetman 

and G. F. Handcock. 
Ireland. Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary and Elizabeth. State Papers. Edited 

by Hans C. Hamilton, F.S.A., and Ernest G. Atkinson. 
Ireland. James I. State Papers. Edited by Rev. C. W. Russell, D.D., and 

John P. Prendergast. 
Ireland. Charles I and Commonwealth. State Papers. Edited by R. P. 

Mahaffy. 

Ireland. Charles II. Edited by R. P. Mahaffy, B.A. 
Colonial Series. Edited by W. Noel Sainsbury, the Hon. J. W. Fortescue and 

Cecil Headlam. 
Foreign and Domestic. Letters and Papers. Henry VIII. Edited by J. S. 

Brewer, M.A., James Gairdner, and R. H. Brodis. 
Foreign Series. Edward VI. 1547-1553. Edited by W. B. Turnbull. 
Foreign Series. Mary. 1553-1558. Edited by Rev. Turnbull, M.A. 
Foreign Series. Elizabeth. Edited by Rev. J. Stevenson, M.A., A. J. Crosby, 

M.A., and A. J. Butler, M.A. 
Treasury Papers. Edited by J. Redington. 
Treasury Books and Papers. Edited by W. A. Shaw, Litt. D. 
Treasury Books. Edited by W. A. Shaw, Litt. D. 
Carew Papers. Preserved in the Lambeth Library. Edited by J. S. Brewer, 

M.A., and William Bullen. 
England and Spain. Letters, Despatches, and State Papers relating to the 

Negotiations between. Preserved in the Archives of Simancas, and else 
where. Edited by G. A. Bergenroth, by Don Pascual de Gayangos, and by 

Martin A. S. Hume. 
Venice. State Papers and Manuscripts relating to English Affairs. Preserved 

in the Archives and Collections of Venice, and in other Libraries of 

Northern Italy. Edited by Rawdon Brown and the Right Hon. G. 

Cavendish-Bentinck, M.P., Horatio F. Brown and Allen Hinds. 
Papal Registers. Entries in the relating to Great Britain and Ireland. 

Edited by W. H. Bliss and C. Johnson, M.A., and J. A. Twemlow, B.A. 
Privy Council of England. Colonial Series. 



30 25th January 1917 



Rerum Brittanicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores: or Chronicles and Memorials of 

Great Britain and Ireland during the Middle Ages. 
Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts. Reports and Publications to 

date. 

Instructed by cable orders, the Library agents in London collected for us complete 
sets of some valuable periodicals which had been wholly destroyed, such as : 

Ediriburg Review, Vols. 1-225 ; 
English Plistorical Review, 28 Vols. ; 
Quarterly Review, Vols. 1-225; 
Saturday Review, Vols. 1-110; 
Spectator, Vols. 1-113. 

All of the foregoing donations and purchases have been insured, and stored till 
such time as room is made available for them. The purchases have been paid for out of 
current estimates without extra demands for money; a due regard for economy in 
general purchases for the Library having enabled the Librarians to do so. 

Attempt was made to supply the place of many American periodicals that were 
destroyed ; but in no case was a complete set available, and eren for imperfect sets, the 
price asked was deemed too high and the intrinsic value of the periodicals too small to 
justify the purchase. 

In the course of time, such sets as may be deemed necessary, or useful, may be 
casually obtained from the customary sources. 

Correspondence goes on still at intervals regarding the purchase of desirable sets, 
and from year to year they may be obtained out of current revenue, without detriment 
to the Library. 

Owing to the above-mentioned purchases, and to the fact that there has been a 
cessation of activity among publishers, the purchases for the general Library during 
the year have not been profuse. 

But all the books of any value, concerning the war, have been obtained, generally 
in duplicate, as promptly as the disturbance of transportation and the occasional delay 
of mails permitted. 

More use than usual has been made of the mails, as waiting for freight transporta 
tion caused inevitable delay. 

Many volumes of the Congressional Documents of the United States having been 
destroyed or injured by water, application was made to the Department of the Public 
Printer at Washington, and permission was obtained to supply the Library with the 
necessary numbers. In due time, a large assortment of volumes was sent us. As many 
of these volumes were among the rarest and most valuable of the Congressional docu 
ments, the donation was most welcome and deserves to be gratefully acknowledged. 

A list of these documents is given in order to show the number and value of the 
gift, and the trouble that was taken by the officials of Departments to collect and for 
ward them. 

Number of vols. 

Reports of Committees, 1st Sess. 2 9th Cong., 1845-46 2 

Executive Documents, 1st Sess., 30th Cong., 1847-48 8 

Senate Documents, 1st Sess., 31st Cong., 1849-50 14 

Executive Documents, 1st Sess., 31st Cong., 1849-50 11 

Senate Special Session 1849 1 

Senate Documents, 2nd Sess., 31st Cong., 1850-51 5 

Executive Documents, 2nd Sess., 31st Cong., 1S50-.51 9 

House Miscellaneous, 2nd Sess., 31st Cong., 1850-51 1 

Senate Documents, 1st Sess., 32nd Cong., 1851-52 16 



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Number of vols. 

Executive Documents, 1st Sess., 32nd Cong., lS 51-52 2 

House Miscellaneous, 1st and 2nd Sess., 34th Cong., 1855-56 . . 3 

Senate Documents, 3rd Sess., 34th Cong., 1856-57 15 

Senate Miscellaneous, 3rd Sess., 34th Cong., 1856-57 1 

Executive Documents, 3rd Sess., 34th Cong., 1856-57 9 

Senate Documents, 1st Sess., 35th Cong., 1857-58 14 

Senate Miscellaneous, 1st Sess., 35th Cong., 1857-58 3 

Executive Documents, 1st Sess., 35th Cong., 1867-58 18 

House Miscellaneous, 1st Sess., 35th Cong., 1857-58 1 

Senate Documents, 2nd Sess., 35th Cong., 1858-59 18 

Senate Miscellaneous, 2nd Sess., 35th Cong., 1858-59 1 

Executive Documents, 2nd Sess., 35th Cong., 1858-59 12 

Senate Documents, 1st Sess., 36th Cong., 1859-60 15 

Senate Miscellaneous, 1st Sess., 36th Cong., 1859-60 1 

Executive Documents, 1st Sess., 36th Cong., 1859-60 16 

House Miscellaneous, 1st Sess., 36th Cong., 1860-61 5 

Senate Documents, 2nd Sess., 36th Cong., 1860-61 8 

Senate Miscellaneous, 2nd Sess., 36th Cong., 1860-61 1 

Executive Documents, 2nd Sess., 37th Cong., 1862-63 .. .... 6 



216 

The whole series of volumes of the Reports of the Eoyal Colonial Institute since 
the year 1&69 were also among the losses. Application was made to the officers of the 
Institute, and the Librarians have reason to believe that the application has been 
favourably received, but no final reply has been received in time for this report. 

The donations to the Library during the year, apart from those mentioned above, 
have been many. Among them may be mentioned the following: 

From His Highness the Maharaja of Jeypore, India 
Jeypore Portfolio of Architectural details. 
Six parts in Folio Sheets. 

From Louis Comfort Tiffany, New York 

The Art work of Louis C. Tiffany, 4to. N.Y. 1914. 

A choice work of Art illustrated in colour and mezzotint, printed for private 
circulation for the Tiffany family. 

From the Consulat General de Belgique, Ottawa 

A book of Belgium s gratitude, articles from leading Belgians. Illustrated. 
From the Canadian Bible Society- 
Canton, Wm. History of the British and Foreign Bible Society. 5 vols. 
London, 1910. 

From the Toronto Public Library- 
List of Books and Pamphlets published in Canada, 1764-1837. 

From Yale University Library 

The usual annual donation of some valuable books of Biography and travel. 
(The extent and value of these gifts from Yale University deserve to be 
most cordially acknowledged). 

Though there has been no great activity in the publishing business and some pur 
chases have been made of complete collections, the necessary works of current literature, 
of interest in the Library, have been procured. 



Q 



25th January 1917 

All the more authorative histories of the war have been purchased. All the 
volumes of popular description or personal narrative have been obtained. And special 
pains have been taken to procure all the law-books relating to the war rand all the 
Diplomatic papers and correspondence of the Allies and of the United States. These 
have been obtained in sufficient numbers to be of immediate use at any time to 
members. 

Purchase has also been made in Paris of the following valuable periodicals : 
Revue des Deux Mondes, 570 vols. 
Le Correspondant, 172 vols. 

And we have reason to expect that the Government of the French Eepublic will 
donate fifty years issues of the Journal Officiel, an invaluable repertory of the official 
history of the nation. 

The following Canadian periodicals destroyed in the fire have during the year, 
been also purchased out of current revenue : 

New Dominion Monthly, from 1867 (Montreal) to 1879. 21 vols. 

Belford s Monthly Magazine, from December, 1876, till its discontinuance in 

1878, then as 3 vols. 

Rose Belford s Canadian Monthly, from July, 1878, till June, 1882. 8 vols. 
The Canadian Monthly and National Review, from January, 1872, till July, 

1878 (discontinued) when merged in the Rose Belford s. 13 vols. 
Canadian Magazine (The) its commencement March, 1893, up to 1916. 46 vols. 
Melanges (les) religieux, Montreal, depuis le commencement, Jan., 1841 

jusqu a 1 annee, 1859. 12 vol. fol. 

The list of copyrights has been prepared as usual and will be found according to 
custom among the sessional papers when printed. 

The annual catalogue of accessions has been prepared and is in the hands of the 
printers. It will be distributed at an early date. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

A. D. DECELLES, 

General Librarian. 
MARTIN J. GRIFFIN, 

LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT, Parliamentary Librarian. 

OTTAWA, January 19, 1917. 

(For list of donations to the Library of Parliament Vide Sessional Papers, 1917 
No. Ifl.) 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the First Eeport of the 
Committee of Selection appointed to nominate Senators to serve on the several 
Standing Committees during the present Session, 

It was moved, 

That the said Eeport be now adopted. 

It was, in amendment, moved, 

That the word not " be inserted before the word " now " in the said motion and 
the following words be added at the end thereof: "but that it be amended by substitut 
ing the name of the Honourable Mr. Robertson for that of the Honourable Mr. Thome, 
on the Committee on Immigration and Labour." 

The question of concurrence being put upon the said motion in amendment, it was 
resolved in the affirmative, and 

The said Report, as amended, was then adopted. 



7 George V 25th January 33 



Ordered, That the Senators mentioned in the Keport of the Committee of Selec 
tion as having been chosen to serve on the several Standing Committees during the 
present Session, be and they are hereby appointed to form part of and constitute the 
several Committees with which their respective names appear in said Keport, to inquire 
into and report upon such matters as may be referred to them from time to time; and 
the Committee on Standing Orders is authorized to send for persons, papers and 
records whenever required; and also that the Committee on Internal Economy and 
Contingent Accounts have power, without special reference from the House, to con 
sider any matter affecting the Internal Economy of the Senate, as to which His Honour 
the Speaker is not called upon to act by Tlie Civil Service Amendment Act, 190S, 
and such Committee shall report the result of such consideration to the House for 
action. 

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons by one of the Clerks, 
to inform that House that His Honour the Speaker, the Honourable Messieurs Bourque, 
Bostock, Boyer, Corby, Dennis, Douglas, Gillmor, Gordon, Landry, La Riviere, 
McHugh, McLennan, Poirier, Power and Sproule, have been appointed a Committee 
to assist His Honour the Speaker in the direction of the Library of Parliament, so far 
as the interests of the Senate are concerned, and to act on behalf of the Senate as 
Members of a Joint Committee of both Houses on the said Library. " 

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons by one of the Clerks 
to inform that House that the Honourable Messieurs Cloran, Crosby, Curry, Dennis, 
De Veber, Domville, Donnelly, Forget, Gillmor, La Riviere, Legris, McCall, McLean,. 
Pope, Prince, Ratz, Robertson, Sharpe, Shehyn, Talbot and Taylor, have been appointed 
a Committee to superintend the printing of the Senate during the present Session, and 
to act on behalf of the Senate as Members of a Joint Committee of both Houses on 
the subject of the Printing of Parliament. 

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons by one of the Clerks 
to inform that House that His Honour the Speaker, the Honourable Messieurs Landry, 
Taylor, Thompson and Watson, have been appointed a Committee to assist His Honour 
the Speaker in the direction of the Restaurant of Parliament, so far as the interests of 
the Senate are concerned, and to act on behalf of the Senate as Members of a Joint 
Committee of both Houses on the said Restaurant. 

The Senate adjourned. 



34 



26th January 



1917 



Friday, January 26th, 1917. 



The Members convened were:- 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beith, 
Belcourt, 
Bostock, 
Bourque, 
Bo well 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Casgrain, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
- Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Donnelly, 

PRAYERS. 

The following Petition was brought up and laid upon 

By the Honourable Mr. Mitchell: 
Of Florence Snyder, of the City of Montreal ; praying 
her husband, Edward Lockwood. 



Douglas, 

Edwardls, 

Farrell, 

Forget, 

Gillmor, 

Girroir, 

Godbout, 

King, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 

Lougheed 

(iSir James), 
Lynch- Staunton, 



McCall, 

McHugh, 

McLean, 

McLennan, 

McSweeney, 

Milne, 

Mitchell, 

Montplaisir, 

Murphy, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Prowse, 

Ratz, 

Robertson, 



Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Smith, 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



the Table: 

F 

for a Bill of Divorce from 



The following Petitions were severally read and received : 

Of the Canadian Western Railway Company; praying for an extension of time for 
the commencement and completion of their undertaking. 

Of the Calgary and Fernie Railway Company; praying for an extension of time 
for the commencement and completion of their undertaking; and 

Of the Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern Railway Company ; praying for the pass 
ing of an Act, confirming an agreement with the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway 
Company and other purposes. 

The Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the Standing Committee on Banking and 
Commerce, presented their First Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

FRIDAY, January 26, 1917. 

The Committee on Banking and Commerce beg leave to present their First Report, 
lour Committee recommend that their quorum be reduced to nine (9) members. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

F. P. THOMPSON, 

Ch airman. 



7 George V 26th January 35 



With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 24a and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 

The said Report was then adopted. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours presented their First Report. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

FRIDAY, January 26, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours, beg leave to 
present their First Report. 

Your Committee recommend that their quorum be reduced to nine (9) members. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

ROBT. WATSON, 

Chairman. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 24 and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 
The said Report was then adopted. 

The Honourable Mr. Farrcll, from the Standing Committee on Debates and 
Reporting, presented their First Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE,, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

FRIDAY, January 26, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Debates and Reporting beg leave to make their First 
Report. 

Your Committee recommend that their quorum be reduced to three (3) members. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

E. M. FARRELL, 

Chairman. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 24a and h be ^suspended in respect to the said Report. 
The said Report was then adopted. 

The Honourable Mr. Casgrain, from the Standing Committee on Public Buildings 
and Grounds, presented their First Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

FRIDAY, January 26, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Public Buildings and Grounds beg leave to make 
their First Report. 

Your Committee recommend that their quorum be reduced to three (3) members. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

ROBT. WATSON, 

Acting Chairman. 
With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 24a and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 
The said Report was then adopted. 



36 26th January 1917 



The Honourable Mr. Tessier, from the Standing Committee on Standing Orders, 
presented their First Eeport. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE EOOM No. 69, 

FRIDAY, January 26, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Standing Orders have the honour to present their 
First Keport. 

Your Committee recommend that their quorum be reduced to three (3) members. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

JULES TESSIEE, 

Chairman. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 24a and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 
The said Report was then adopted. 

The Honourable Mr. Prowse> from the Standing Committee on Immigration and 
Labour, presented their First Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

FRIDAY, January 26, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Immigration and Labour beg leave to make their 
First Report. 

Your Committee recommend that their quorum be reduced to three (3) members. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

B. C. PROWSE, 

Acting Chairman. 
With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 24a and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 
The said Report was then adopted. 

The Honourable Mr. McHugh, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous 
Private Bills, presented their First Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

FRIDAY, January 26, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills beg leave to make their 
First Report. 

Your Committee recommend that their quorum be reduced to seven (7) members. 

GEO. McHUGH, 

Acting Chairman. 
With leave 01 the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 24a and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 
The said Report was then adopted. 



7 George V 26th January 37 



The Honourable Mr. Power, from the Standing Committee on Internal Economy 
and Contingent Accounts, presented their First Report. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE EOOM No. 69, 

FRIDAY, January 26, 1917. 

The Standing Committee- on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts beg 
leave to make their First Report. 

Tour Committee recommend that their quorum be reduced to seven (7) members. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

L. G. POWER, 

CJi aii-man. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered. That Rule 2ia and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 
The said Report was ttoen adopted. 

The Honourable Mr. Ross (Middleton), from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their First Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69. 

FRIDAY, January 26, 1917. 
The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their First Report. 

1. Your Committee recommend that the quorum be reduced to three (3) members, 
for all purposes, including the taking of evidence upon oath as to the matters set forth 
in Petitions for Bills of Divorce, except that, when a Petition for a Bill of Divorce 
is contested, five (5) members shall constitute a quorum for the purpose of reporting 
to the Senate the conclusions arrived at and the action recommended by the Com 
mittee. 

2. In view of the large number of applications for Bills of Divorce of which notice 
has been given, your Committee recommend that leave be given them to sit during all 
adjournments of the Senate, and also during sittings of the Senate. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

W. B. ROSS, 

Cli airman. 

With leave of i io Senate, it vas 

Ordered, That Rule 24a and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 
The said Report was then adopted. 

The Honourable Mr. Power, from the Standing Committee on Civil Service 
Administration, presented their First Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, * 

FRIDAY, January 26, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Civil Service Administration beg leave to make 
their First Report. 

Your Committee recommend that their quorum be reduced to three (3) members. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

L. G. POWER, 

Chairman. 



38 26th January 1917 



With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Eule 24a and h be suspended in respect to the said Keport. 

The said Keport was then adopted. 

The Honourable Mr. McSweeney, from the Standing Committee on Commerce and 
Trade Eolations, presented their First Keport. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE EOOM JSTo. 69, 

FRIDAY, January 26, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Commerce and Trade Eelations of Canada beg leave 
to make their First Eeport. 

Your Committee recommend that their quorum be reduced to three (3) members. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

PETEE McSWEENEY, 

Chairman. 
With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Eule 24a and h be suspended in respect to the said Eeport. 
The said Eeport was then adopted. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate : _ 
Copy of Amendments to the Eadiotelegraph Eegulations since August 1, 1914 
(Nationality of Operations, Ship Stations in Harbour). 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 50.) 

Account of the average number of men employed on the Dominion Police Force 
during each month of the year 1916, and of their pay and travelling expenses. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 59.) 

Eeports, Eeturns and Statistics of the Inland Eevenues of the Dominion of 
Canada, for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1916. 
Part I. Excise. 

Part II. Weights and Measures, Gas and Electricity. 
Part III. Adulteration of Food. 

/ 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, Nos. 12, 13 and 14.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 



M * this day h do stand adjourned until 

Monday, the 5th of February next, at Eight o clock in the evening. 

With leave of the Senate, on motion of the Honourable Mr. Legris it was 
Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Excellency thT Governor 
General; praying that His Excellency will cause to be laid before the Senate a Se- 
ment showmg the date and object of all commissions instituted by the Government of 
the day, since its Accession to power in 1911, up to the present date; the number of 
days during which each of these commissions sat, giving the names of the inSvduals 
who formed part of such commissions, and what was the cost of each to the eountrv 



7 George V 26th January 39 



Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General by such Members of this House as are Members of the Privy Council. 

His Honour the Speaker presented to the Senate, a letter from the Clerk, as 
follows : 

THE SENATE, 

CLERK S OFFICE, 

OTTAWA, 18th January, 1917. 

SIR, Adyerting to the Order of the Senate of the 17th of May last, that shorthand 
writers be secured to report the Debates of the Senate, I have the honour to report 
that Mr. Albert Horton, Chief of that branch of the Staff, who was authorized to 
organize the same, has submitted the names of Messrs. D. J. Halpin and H. H. Emerson, 
as the best men he could find to assist him in his work, and these two men are now 
awaiting being appointed to assume the discharge of their duties. 

As the skill requisite to perform this work is somewhat peculiar if not technical, 
these appointments could be made under Section 21 of The Civil Service Act, 1908, 

subject, however, to the provisions of Section 19 of the said Act. 

t 

I have the honour to be, sir, 
Your obedient servant, 

SAM L E. ST. 0. CHAPLEAU, 

Clerk of the Senate. 
HON. JOSEPH BOLDUC, 

Speaker of the Senate, 
Ottawa. 

SPEAKER S OFFICE, 

THE SENATE, 
OTTAWA, 26th January, 1917. 

Referring to the letter of the Clerk of the Senate, of the 18th instant, relative to 
the proposed appointment of Shorthand Writers to report the Debates of the Senate, 
I recommend the appointment of Messieurs D. J. Halpin and H. H. Emerson, as sug 
gested by the Chief of that Branch of the Staff, at the minimum salary of Sub-division 
B of the first division, subject, however, to the provisions of Section 19 of The Civil 
Service Act, 1908. 

JOSEPH B.OLDTJC, 

Speaker. 

Ordered, That the same be referred to the Standing Committee on Debates and 
Reporting. 

The Senate adjourned. 



S 4 



40 



5th February 



1917 



Monday, February 5th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 
The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 


Douglas, 


McHugh, 


Ross 


Beique, 


Edwards, 


McLaren, 


(Middleton), 


Beith, 


Farrell, 


McLean, 


Ross 


Bostoek, 


Gillmor, 


McLennan, 


(Moosejaw), 


Bowel! 


Girroir, 


Milne, 


Sharpe, 


(Sir Mackenzie), 


King, 


Mitchell, 


Smith, 


Boyer, 


Laird, 


Montplaisir, 


Sproule, 


Casgrain, 


Landry, 


Murphy, 


Talbot, 


Cloran, 


La Riviere, 


Owens, 


Tanner, 


Curry, 


Lavergne, 


Poirier, 


Taylor, 


Dandurand, 


Lougheed 


Pope, 


Tessier, 


Daniel, 


(Sir James), 


Power, 


Thibaudeau, 


David, 


Lynch-Staunton, 


Prowse, 


Thompson, 


Dennis, 


Mason 


Ratz, 


Watson, 


Dessaulles, 


(Brig. General), 


Robertson, 


Wilson, 


De Veber, 


McCall, 




Yeo. 




PRAYERS. 

His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that the Clerk had received 
a Certificate from the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, showing that the Honourable 
Henry Willoughby Laird has been summoned to the Senate. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 



R 



OFFICE OP THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA, 

OTTAWA, February 1, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor .General has been pleased to 
summon to _ the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing 
date the Thirty-first day of January, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), 

Henry Willoughby Laird, Esquire, of the City of Regina, Saskatchewan, as a 
Member of the Senate and a Senator for the Province of Saskatchewan. 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To SAMUEL E. ST. ONGE CHAPLEAU, ESQUIRE, 

Cleric of the Senate, Ottawa. 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 



7 George V 5th February 41 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that there was a Senator with 
out, waiting to be introduced. 

The Honourable Henry Willoughby Laird was introduced between the Honourable 
Sir James Lougheed and the Honourable Mr. Sharpe, and having presented His 
Majesty s Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows : 




CANADA. 

DEVONSHIRE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, "by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved Henry Willoughby Laird, of the City of Begina, 
Merchant, in Our Province of Saskatchewan, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : i 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 
arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, we have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden; and this you are in no wise to omit. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS: Our Eight 
Trusty and Eight Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, Victor Christian 
William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, 
Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, Baron Cavendish of 
Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; One of Our Most 
Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished 
Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand Cross of Our Eoyal 
Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander-in- Chief of Our 
Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Thirty-first day of January, in the year of Our Lord, 
one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, and in the seventh year of 
Our Eeign. 

By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 

Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 
S 4* 



42 5th February 1917 



The Honourable Mr. Laird came to the Table and took and subscribed the Oath 
prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one of the Com 
missioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the Senate. 

His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that the Honourable Mr. Laird had 
made and subscribed the Declaration of Qualification required of him by The British 
North America Act, 1867, in the presence of the Clerk of the Senate, one of the Com 
missioners appointed to receive and witness the same. 

The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid upon the Table : 
By the Honourable Mr. Sproule: 

Of John Bassnett Parker, of the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario; 
praying for a Bill of Divorce from his wife, Margaret Jessie Parker; and 

Of Colin Darrach Poole, of the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario ; pray 
ing for a Bill of Divorce from his wife, Catherine Poole. 

By the Honourable Mr. Talbot: 

Of the. Right Reverend James Richard Lucas, of Chippewyari, in the Province 
of Alberta; Bishop of the Diocese of Mackenzie River. 

By the Honourable Mr. Ratz : 

Of Andrew Hamilton Gault, of the City of Montreal, in the Province of Quebec; 
praying for a Bill of Divorce from his wife, Marguerite Claire Stephens. 

By the Honourable Mr. Beaubien : 
Of " The Continental Heat and Light Company." 

By the Honourable Mr. Pope: 

Of Gertrude Ellen Beal, of the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario; 
praying for a Bill of Divorce from her husband, William Albrighton Beal. 

Of John Newton Salter, of the Village of Winchester, County of Dundas, Province 
of Ontario ; praying for a Bill of Divorce from his wife, Elizabeth Salter ; and 

Of Johnston Alexander Abraham, of the Town of Wiarton, County of Bruce, 
Province of Ontario ; praying for a Bill of Divorce from his wife, Mary Charles 
Abraham. 

By the Honourable Mr. Owens : 

Of Donald George Whibley, of the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario; 
praying for a Bill of Divorce from his wife, Frances Lilian Owen. 

By the Honourable Mr. De Veber: 

Of Charles Frederick Reuben Jones, of the City of Westmount, County of 
Hochelaga, Province of Quebec; praying for a Bill of Divorce from his wife, Dame 
Mary Eleanor Murray; and 

Of William Miller and others, of the City of Toronto (" The Kenora and English 
River Railway Company"). 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor: 

Of Florence Amelia Kennedy, of the Township of Pittsburgh, County of Front- 
enac, Province of Ontario; praying for a Bill of Divorce from her husband, Charles 
John Kennedy. 

Of the Essex Terminal Railway Company ; and 

Of Thomas Edwin Jory, of Riceton, in the Province of Saskatchewan; praying 
for a Bill of Divorce from his wife, Eliza Jory. 



7 George V 5th February 43 



By the Honourable Mr. Sharpe : 

Of " The Canadian Order of the Woodmen of the World " ; and 
Of " The Grain Growers Grain Company, Limited." 

By the Honourable Mr. Casgrain : 

Of Sir Herbert Holt, and others, all of the City of Montreal, Province of Quebec, 
(" The Canadian Division of the Aerial League of the British Empire, Montreal 
Branch"). 

By the Honourable Mr. Bostock: 
Of the " Cariboo, Barkerville and Willow River Eailway Company." 

The Honourable Mr. Eoss (Middleton), from the Standing Committee on Agri 
culture and Forestry, presented their First Eeport. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

FRIDAY, January 26, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry beg leave to make their 
First Eeport. 

Your Committee recommend that their quorum be reduced to three (3) members. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

W. B. ROSS, 

Chairman. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 24o and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 

The said Report was then adopted. 

The Honourable Mr. De Veber, from the Standing Committee on Public Health 
and Inspection of Foods, presented their First Report. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

FRIDAY, January 26, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Public Health and Inspection of Foods beg leave 
to make their First Report. 

Your Committee recommend that their quorum be reduced to three (3) members. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

L. GEO. DE VEBER, 

Chairman. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 24a and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 
The said Report was then adopted. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate the following Re 
ports, Returns, Orders in Council and other papers : 

Eeport of the Commission of Conservation, for the year ending March 31, 1916. 
(Vide Sessional Papers^ 1917, No. 73.) 



44 5th February 1917 



Royal Commission Report concerning Sale of Small Arms Ammunition. 
(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 60.) 

Royal Commission Report concerning Purchase of Submarines. 
(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 60.) 

Royal Commission Report concerning Military Cloth (Auburn Woollen Mills 
Company) . 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 60.) 

Royal Commission Report concerning Purchase of War Supplies and Sale of 
Small Arms Ammunition. Evidence, Volumes I, II, III. 

( Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 60.) 

Return to an Order of the Senate, dated January 23 last, for a copy of the corre 
spondence which has passed between the Prime Minister of Canada, The Right Hon 
ourable Sir Robert L. Borden, and the Leader of His Majesty s Loyal Opposition of 
Canada, the Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier, regarding the war-extension of 
time of the life of the present Parliament, be brought down and laid on the Table of the 
Senate for the information and consideration of the honourable me.mbers of this House. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 74.) 

Report on the Agricultural Instruction Act for the year 1915-16. 
(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 15c.) 

Report of the Minister of Agriculture for the Dominion of Canada for the year 
ended March 31, 1916. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 15.) 

Annual Report, Department of Indian Affairs, for the year ended March 31, 1916. 
(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 27.) 

Detailed Statement of Customs Duties and the Refund thereof, under Section 92 
Consolidated Revenue Act, for the year ended March 31, 1916. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 75.) 

Ordinances of the Yukon Territory, passed by the Yukon Council in 1916. 
(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 76.) 

Copy of Amendment to the Radiotelegraph Regulations (Operation of ship sta 
tions within a Canadian Harbour). 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 50a.) 

Regulations under The Destructive Insect and Pest Act. 
(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 58.) 

Orders in Council, published in The Canada Gazette between the 1st January 
and the 31st December, 1916, in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 47 2 
George V, intituled : " The Railway Belt Water Act." 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 66.) 



7 George V 5th February 45 



Orders in Council, published in The Canada Gazette and in The British Columbia 
Gazette, between the 1st January and the 31st December, 1916, in accordance with 
the provisions of Sub-section (d~), of Section 38, of the Regulations for the survey, 
administration, disposal and management of Dominion Lands within the 40-Mile 
Railway Belt in the Province of British Columbia. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 67.) 

Orders in Council, published in The Canada Gazette between the 1st January 
and the 31st December, 1916, in accordance with the provisions of Section 19, Chapter 
10, 1-2 George V, " The Forest Reserves and Parks Act." 

(Vide Sessional Papers. 1917, No. 65.) 

Orders in Council, published in The Canada Gazette between the 1st January 
and the 31st December, 1916, in accordance with the provisions of Section 5, of Chapter 
21, 7-8 Edward VII, " The Dominion Lands Survey Act." 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 6J/..) 

Orders in Council, published in The Canada Gazette between the 1st January 
and 31st December, 1916) in accordance with the provisions of Section 77, Chapter 
20, 7-8 Edward VII, " The Dominion Lands Act." 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 69.) 

Annual Return under An Act respecting Trade Unions. 
(Vide Sessional Papers, 1911, No. 62.) 

Detailed Statement of Bonds or Securities registered in the Department of the 
Secretary of State since January 22, 1916. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 63.) 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

I 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill A, An Act to amend The Company 
Act, was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce. 

The Senate adjourned. 



46 



6th February 



1917 



Tuesday, February 6th, 1917. 



The Members convened were : 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDTJC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubieii, 

Beique, 

Beith, 

Belcourt, 

Bostock, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Curry, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 

PRAYERS. 



Donnelly, 

Douglas, 

Edwards, 

Farrell, 

Forget, 

Gillmor, 

Girroir, 

Godbout, 

Gordon, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Lynch J Staunton, 
Mason 

(Brig. General), 



McCall 

McHugh, 

McLaren, 

McLean, 

McLennan, 

McSweeney, 

Milne, 

Mitchell, 

Montplaisir, 

Murphy, 

Owens, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Prowse, 

Ratz, 

Richardson, 



Robertson, 
Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Smith, 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaude.au, 
Thompson, 
Watson, 
Wilson, 
Teo. 



His Honour the Speaker laid on the Table the following Report from the Clerk of 
the Senate, together with his recommendation in respect thereto. 

THE SENATE, 

OTTAWA, February 6, 1917. 

SIR, I have the honour to report for the information of the Honourable the 
Senate, with reference to the provisions contained in Section 37, Chapter 15, of the 
Statutes of 1908, that should the Senate be disposed to allow the Members of its Staff 
to enjoy the benefit of the provisions of the said Act, I know of no one of them who 
is undeserving of participating , in the same. 

I have the honour to be, sir, 

Your obedient servant, 

SAMUEL E. ST. O. CHAPLEAU, 

Cleric of the Senate. 
The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

The undersigned has the honour to recommend that that part of the provisions 
of the Act referred to in the above report of the Clerk, be made to apply to those 
Members of the Staff of the Senate who are entitled to the same. 

JOSEPH BOLDUC, 

Speaker of the Senate. 



7 George V 6th February 47 



With leave of the Senate, 

The said Recommendation of His Honour the Speaker, was concurred in. 

His Honour the Speaker presented to the Senate: 

Certain correspondence and papers respecting the Third Report of the Joint 
Committee of both Houses on the Printing of Parliament (1916, Question of the 
prevention of waste in Public Printing and Distribution). 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The following Petition was laid upon the Table: 

By Brigadier-General the Honourable Mr. Mason: 
Of the Canadian Surety Company. 

The following Petition was read and received: 

Of the Canadian General Council of the Boy Scout Association; praying for the 
passing of an Act to accord to them the exclusive right to the use of all emblems, etc., 
now or heretofore used by the Association and to the title of " Boy Scouts." 

The Honourable Mr. Ross (Middleton), from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Second Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

TUESDAY, February 6, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Second Report. 

Your Committee recommend that the time limited for presenting Petitions for 
Divorce Bills, which expires on the 19th of March next, be extended to the 31st of 
May next. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

W. B ROSS, 

Chairman. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 24a and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 

The said Report was then adopted. 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That a Special Committee composed of nine Members of this House be ap 
pointed to further inquire into what is being done and what could be done to best pro 
mote the agricultural, industrial and trade interests of this country both during and 
after the war, such Committee to be composed of the following Members : 

To wit: The Honourable Messieurs Bolduc, Lougheed, Sir James, K.C.M.G., 
Dandurand, Edwards, Bostock, Ross (Moosejaw), Taylor, Ross (Middleton), and 
Beique, and to report from time to time to this House. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
19, " An Act to authorize the raising, by way of loan, of certain sums of money for 
the public service," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time. 



48 6th February 1917 



With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Eules 23/, 24a, and 63 be suspended in respect to the said Bill. 

The said Bill was then read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a third reading to-morrow. 

Messages were brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, as follows : 

HOUSE OF COMMONS,, 

WEDNESDAY, January 31, 1917. 

Resolved, That a Message be sent to the Senate to inform their Honours that 
this House has appointed Messieurs: Beland, Borden (Sir Robert), Boyer, Broder, 
Clark (Bruce), Copp, Crothers, Doherty, Foster (Sir George), Laurier (Sir Wilfrid), 
Lemieux, Lewis, Meighen, Pardee, Pugsley, and Sevigny, a Committee to assist His 
Honour the Speaker in the direction of the Library of Parliament so far as the interests 
of the House of Commons are concerned, and to act on behalf of the House of Commons 
as Members of a Joint Committee of both Houses on the Library. 

Ordered, That the Clerk of the House do carry the said Message to the Senate. 
Attest, 

THOS. B. FLINT, 

Cleric of the Commons. 

HOUSE OF COMMONS, 

WEDNESDAY, January 31, 1917. 

Resolved, That a Message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their Honours that 
this House will unite with them in the formation of a Joint Committee of both Houses 
on the subject of the Printing of Parliament, and that the Members of the Select 
Standing Committee on Printing, viz.: Messieurs: Bickerdike, Bowman, Brabazon, 
Brouillard, Buchanan, Burnham, Cardin, Chabot, Clark (Bruce), Clarke (Welling 
ton), Currie, Douglas, Elliot, Graham, Marshall, Martin, Middlebro, Murphy, 
Nicholson, Roche, Rochon, Stevens, Verville, White (Victoria, Alta.), and Wilson 
(Wentworth), will act as members, on the part of this House, on the said Joint Com 
mittee on the Printing of Parliament. 

Ordered, That the Clerk of the House do carry the said Message to the Senate. 
Attest, 

THOS. B. FLINT, 

Cleric of the Commons. 

HOUSE OF COMMONS, 

WEDNESDAY, January 31, 1917. 

Resolved,-That a Message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their Honours that 

House has appointed Messieurs: Fripp, Pardee, xCoss and Stanfield, to assist Mr 

Speaker in the direction of the Restaurant, so far as the interests of the Commons 

are concerned, and to act as Members of a Joint Committee of both Houses on the 

Restaurant. 

Ordered, That the Clerk of the House do carry the said Message to the Senate 
Attest, 

THOS. B. FLINT, 

Cleric of the Commons. 
Ordered, lhat the same do lie on the Table. 



7 George V 6th February 49 



The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 
Return to an Humble Address of the Senate, dated the 12th day of May, 1916, 
for: 

A copy of the Special Report made by the Royal Commission on Indian Affairs 
on the Kitsilano Indian Reserve, together with the Order in Council passed on the 
28th March, 1916, and all other papers and correspondence relating to the Report. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1911, No. 85.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Senate adjourned. 



50 



7th February 



1917 



Wednesday, February 7th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUO, Speaker, 

The Honourable Messieurs 

Beaubien, 
Beith, 
Belcourt, 
Bostock, 
Bo well 

(>Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Donnelly, 

PRAYERS. 

His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that he had received the following 
communication from the Governor General s Secretary: 

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAI/S SECRETARY, 
CANADA. 

OTTAWA, February 7, 1917. 

SIR, I have the honour to inform you that the Eight Honourable Sir Charles 
Fitzpatrick, Chief Justice of Canada, acting as Deputy of His Excellency the Governor 
General, will proceed to the Senate Chamber on Wednesday, the 7th instant, at 5.30 
P.M., for the purpose of giving the Eoyal Assent to certain Bills, which have passed 
the Senate and the House of Commons during the present Session 

I have the honour to be, sir, 

Your obedient servant, 



Douglas, 


McCall, 


Ross 


Edwards, 


McHugh, 


(Middleton), 


Farrell, 


McLaren, 


Ross 


Gillmor, 


McLean, 


(Moosejaw), 


Girroir, 


McLennan, 


Sharpe, 


Godbout, 


McSweeney, 


Shehyn, 


Gordon, 


Milne, 


Smith, 


Laird, 


Mitchell, 


Sproule, 


Landry, 


Montplaisir, 


Talbot, 


La Riviere, 


Murphy, 


Tanner, 


Lavergne, 


Poirier, 


Taylor, 


Legris, 


Pope, 


Tessier, 


Lougheed 


Power, 


Thompson, 


( Sir James), 


Prowse, 


Thome, 


Lynch-Staunton, 


Ratz, 


Watson, 


Mason 


Richardson, 


Yeo. 


(Brig.-General), 


Robertson, 





The Honourable 

The Speaker of the Senate, Ottawa. 



JAMES F. CROWD Y, 

For Governor General s Secretary. 



7 George V 7th February 51 

The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid upon the Table : 

By the Honourable Mr. Thorne: 

Of J. A. Dawson and others, of the City of Montreal, Province of Quebec, and 
elsewhere, ("The British American Telephone and Telegraph Company."). 

By the Honourable Mr. Pope : 

Of Edward Nevilles, of the City of Toronto, Province of Ontario; praying for 
a Bill of Divorce from his wife, Margaret S. Nevilles. 

By the Honourable Mr. La Riviere: 

Of Monsignor George Marie Le Pailleur, and others of the City of Montreal, 
Province of Quebec and elsewhere, ("La Societe Des Artisans Canadians Francais"). 

The following Petitions were severally read and received : 

Of The Grain Growers Grain Company, Limited; praying for the passing of an 
Act to change its name to " United Grain Growers Limited," to increase its capital, 
and for other purposes. 

Of William Miller and others, of the City of Toronto ; praying for the passing of 
an Act of incorporation under the name of " The Keiiora and English Kiver Railway 
Company." 

Of The Essex Terminal Eailway Company; praying for the passing of an Act 
empowering them to construct a branch of railway. 

Of the Cariboo, Barkerville and Willow River Railway Company; praying for 
the passing of an Act extending the time within which to construct its lines and 
branch lines of railways. 

Of Sir Herbert Holt and others, of the City of Montreal; praying to be incor 
porated under the name of " The Canadian Division of the Aerial League of the 
British Empire." 

Of the Canadian Order of the Woodmen of the World; praying for an amend 
ment to its Act of incorporation. 

Of the Continental Heat and Light Company; praying for an Act to amend its 
Act of incorporation; and 

Of the Rt. Reverend James Richard Lucas, Bishop of the Diocese of Mackenzie 
River; praying that, for the better administration of the temporal affairs of the 
Diocese, he, and his successors in office, be incorporated with all powers as a corporation 
of acquiring and holding real and personal property. 

The Honourable Mr. Tessier, from the Standing Committee on Standing Orders, 

presented their Second Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

WEDNESDAY, February 7, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Standing Orders have the honour to make their 
Second Report, as follows : 

Your Committee have examined the following petitions and find the Rules com 
plied with in each case : 

Of the Saint John Board of Trade; praying that it may be empowered to use its 
funds in the purchase of shares in the Saint John Board of Trade Building Company, 
Limited. 



52 7th February 1917 

Of Robert Dixon and others ; praying to be incorporated under the name of " The 
Grand Lodge of the Canadian Association of Stationary Engineers of the Dominion 
of Canada." 

Of the Athabaska Northern Railway Company ; praying for the passing of an Act 
within which to commence and complete their railway. 

Of the Guardian Accident and Guarantee Company for an enlargement of its 
powers and to change the name of thy Company to " The Guardian Jjisurjince Com 
pany of Canada." 

Of the Lachine, Jacques-Cartier and Maisonneuve Railway Company; praying for 
the passing of an Act to extend the time to complete and put in operation its lines of 
railway; and 

Of the Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern Railway Company ; praying for the pass 
ing of an Act, confirming an agreement with the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway 
Company and other purposes. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

JULES TESSIER, 

Chairman. 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Honourable Mr. Tessier, from the Standing Committee on Standing Orders, 
presented their Third Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

WEDNESDAY, February 7, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Standing Orders have the honour to make their 
Third Report, as follows: 

Your Committee recommend that the time limited for receiving Petitions for 
Private Bills which expires on the ninth instant, be extended to the 18th May next. 

That the time limited for presenting Private Bills, which expires on the sixteenth 
instant, be extended to the 25th May next. 

That the time limited for receiving reports of any Standing or Select Committee 
on a Private Bill, which expires on the 2nd of March next, be extended to the 8th 
June next. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

JULES TESSIER, 

Chairman. 
With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 24a and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 
The said Report was then adopted. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed, from the Special Committee appointed 
to further inquire into what is being done and what could be done to best promote the 
Agricultural, Industrial and Trade Interests of this country, both during the war and 
after, presented their First Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE,, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

WEDNESDAY, February 7, 1917. 

The Special Committee appointed to further inquire into what is being done and 
what could be done to best promote the agricultural, industrial and trade interests of 



7 George V 7th February 53 



this country, both during the war and after, beg leave to make their First Keport, as 
follows : 

Your Committee recommend: 

1. That their quorum be reduced to three (3) members. 

2. That they have power to sit during adjournments of the Senate and between 
Sessions of Parliament. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES A. LOUGHEED, 

Acting Chairman. 
With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Eules 24a and 23e, be suspended in respect to the said Report. 
The said Keport was then adopted. 

The Honourable Mr. Ross (Middleton), from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Third Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

TUESDAY, February 6, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Third Report, as 
follows : 

In the matter of the Petition of Edward Austin Barnwell, of the City of Calgary, 
Alberta, Locomotive Foreman; praying for the passing of an Act to dissolve his 
marriage with Clara Carey Barnwell, of the City of Edmonton, in the said Province, 
and for such further and other relief as to the Senate may seem meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Rules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice, and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath, touching the right of the Petitioner to 
the relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

W. B. ROSS, 

Chairman. 
It was, on division, 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion at the next sitting of the Senate. 

The Honourable Mr. Ross (Middleton), from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Fourth Report. 



54 7th February 1917 



The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

TUESDAY, February 6, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Fourth Eeport, as 
follows : 

In the matter of the Petition of Delbert Ralph O Neil, of the City of Calgary, in 
the Province of Alberta, Commercial Traveller; praying for the passing of an Act 
to dissolve his marriage with Rosena Ella O Neil, formerly of the said City, and for 
such further and other relief as to the Senate may seem meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Rules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice, and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath, touching the right of the Petitioner to 
the relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

W. B. ROSS, 

Chairman. 
It was, on division, 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on. the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion at the next sitting of the Senate. 

The Honourable Mr. Farrell, from the Standing Committee on Debates and 
Reporting, presented their Second Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

WEDNESDAY, February 7, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Debates and Reporting beg leave to make their 
Second Report, as follows: 

Your Committee have, in obedience to the Order of Reference of the 26th Janu 
ary, 1917, considered the report of the Clerk of the Senate, dated 8th January, 1917, 
and the recommendation of His Honour the Speaker, of the appointment of Messrs. 
D. J. Halpin and H. H. Emerson as Official Reporters of the Senate, and now beg 
to recommend to the Senate the adoption thereof, with the addition that, on the 
recommendation of the Chief of the Reporting Branch, Mr. Thomas Bengough, who 
has been in the service of the Senate for nine Sessions, be employed as a reserve 
sessional reporter at $1,500 per Session. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

V. M FARKELL, 

Chairman. 



7 George V 7th February 55 



With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 24o. and li, be suspended in respect to the said Report. 

The said Report was then adopted. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
20, intituled : " An Act for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the 
public service of the financial years ending respectively the 31st March, 1917, and the 
31st March, 1918," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rules 23/, 24a and 63 be suspended in respect to the said Bill. 

The said Bill was then read a second time and a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

23, intituled : " An Act to provide for further advances to the Quebec Harbour Com 
missioners," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time. 
With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rules 23/, 24a and 63 be suspended in respect to the said Bill. 
The said Bill was then read a second time and a third time. 
The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 
It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill without any amendment. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

24, intituled : " An Act for granting to His Majesty aid for Military and Naval De 
fence," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time. 
With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rules 23/, 24<z and 63 be suspended in respect to the said Bill. 
The said Bill was then read a second time and a third time. 
The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 
It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 19, " An Act to authorize the raising, 
by way of loan, of certain sums of money for the public service," was read a third 
time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

With leave of the Senate, 

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns to-day, it do stand adjourned until 
the 24th of April next, at Eight o clock in the evening. 
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56 7th February 1917 



With leave of the Senate, 

Ordered, That the following members of the Senate, namely, the Honourable 
Messieurs Beaubien, Belcourt, Daniel, Mason, Eoss (Moosejaw), Thompson and the 
Honourable Sir James Lougheed, be appointed a Special Committee for the purpose 
of considering, inquiring into and reporting upon : 

(a) The reception, treatment, care, training and re-education of the wounded, 
disabled and convalescent who have served in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. 

(6) The provision of employment for those who have been honourably discharged 
from the Canadian Expeditionary Forces and the training and re-education of those 
so discharged who are unable to engage in their former occupations. 

With leave of the Senate, 

Ordered, That the following Members of the Senate be appointed a Special Com 
mittee to consider and report upon the arrangements which should be made for the 
celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the foundation of this Dominion, namely, His 
Honour the Speaker, the Honourable Messieurs Bowell, Sir Mackenzie, K.C.M.G., 
Dandurand, Edwards, Sharpe, McLennan and Watson. 

The Honourable Mr. Taylor presented to the Senate a Bill B, intituled : " An Act 
respecting The Essex Terminal Railway Company." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading on the 
24th of April next. 

On motion of the Honourable Mr. Smith, it was 

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General; praying that His Excellency will cause to be laid before the Senate a state 
ment showing the date, the object and the personnel of all commissions instituted by 
the late Government from its accession to power in 1896, up to the accession to power 
of the present Government in 1911, the number of days during which each of these 
commissions sat, and what was the cost of each to the country. 

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General by such Members of this House as are Members of the Privy Council. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 
Extract from Order in Council No. P.C. 43/263, dated January 27, 1917, Regula 
tions governing the payment of Allowance for the Accountant Officers of Receiving- 
Ships and Depot Ships in the Royal Canadian Navy. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 77.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 
The Senate was adjourned during pleasure. 

The Right Honourable Sir Charles Fitzpatrick, G.C.M.G., Chief Justice of Canada, 
Deputy Governor General, having come and being seated at the foot of the Throne, 

His Honour the Speaker commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod 
to proceed to the House of Commons and acquaint that House that, " It is the Right 
Honourable the Deputy Governor General s desire that they attend him immediately 
in the Senate." 



7 George V 7th February 57 



Who being come with their Speaker ; 

His Honour the Speaker of the Senate said: 

Honourable Gentlemen of the Senate: 
Gentlemen of the House of Commons: 

I have the honour to inform you that His Excellency the Governor General has 
been pleased to cause Letters Patent to be issued under His Sign Manual and Signet 
constituting the Right Honourable Sir Charles Fitzpatriek, G.C.M.G., Chief Justice 
of the Supreme Court, his Deputy, to do in his Excellency s name all acts on his part 
necessary to be done in this Parliament. 

The said Commission was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 




CANADA. 

DEVONSHIRE 

[L. S.] 

By His Excellency, the Most Noble Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, 
Masquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish 
of Hardwicke, Baron Cavendish of Keighley, Knight of the Most Noble Order of 
the Garter, One of His Majesty s Most Honourable Privy Council, Knight Grand 
Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, 
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order, Governor General and Com- 
mander-in-Chief of the Dominion of Canada. 

To the Right Honourable Sir Charles Fitzpatrick, G.C.M.G., the Chief Justice of 
Canada, 

GREETING : 

KNOW you, that being well assured of your loyalty, fidelity and capacity, I, under 
and by virtue of and in pursuance of the powers and authority vested in me by the Com 
mission under the Royal Sign Manual and Signet of His Majesty the King constitut 
ing and appointing me to be His Majesty s Governor General in and over the Dominion 
of Canada, and by "The British North America Act, 1867," do hereby nominate, 
constitute, and appoint you the said Sir Charles Fitzpatrick, to be my Deputy within 
the Dominion of Canada, and in that capacity to exercise, but subject to any limita 
tions or directions from time to time expressed or given by His Majesty, all the powers, 
authorities and functions vested in and of right exercisable by me as Governor General^ 
saving and excepting the powers of dissolving the House of Commons of Canada. 

To have, hold, exercise and enjoy the said office of Deputy of me the Governor 
General of Canada, as aforesaid, together with all and every the powers, rights, author 
ity and privileges unto the said office belonging or which ought to belong to the 
same unto you the said Sir Charles Fitzpatrick for and during my pleasure. 

GIVEN under my hand and seal at arms at Ottawa, this eleventh day of November, 
in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixteen, and in the seventh, 
year of His Majesty s Reign. 

Ordered, That the same be entered in the Journals. 



58 7th February 1917 



The Clerk of the Crown in Chancery read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, as 
follows : 

An Act to authorize the raising, by way of loan, of certain sums of money for the 
public service. 

An Act to provide for further advances to the Quebec Harbour Commissioners. 

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk of the Senate, in 
the following words: 

" In His Majesty s name the Right Honourable the Deputy Governor General 
doth assent to these Bills." 

The Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons then addressed the Right 
Honourable the Deputy Governor General, as follows: 

" May it please Your Honour : 

The Commons of Canada have voted certain Supplies required to enable His 
Majesty to defray certain expenses of the Public Service." 
" Also aid for Military and Naval Defence." 

" In the name of the Commons, I present to Your Honour the following Bills : 
" An Act for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the Public 

Service of the financial year ending respectively the 31st March, 1917, and the 31st 

March, 1918. 

" An Act for granting to His Majesty aid for Military and Naval Defence." 

" To these Bills I humbly request Your Honour s assent." 

Then, after the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery had read the titles of these Bills, 
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk of the Senate, in 

the following words : 

" In His Majesty s name, the Right Honourable the Deputy Governor General 

thanks His Loyal Subjects, accepts their benevolence, and assents to these Bills." 

The Right Honourable the Deputy Governor General was pleased to retire. 
The House of Commons withdrew. 

The Senate resumed. 
The Senate adjourned. 



7 George V 



24th April 



59 



Tuesday, April 24th, 1917. 



The Members convened were : 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 
The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 


David, 


Lougheed 


Ross 


Beique, 


Dennis, 


(Sir James), 


(Middleton), 


Belcourt, 


Dessaulles, 


McCall, 


Ross 


Bostock, 


Donnelly, 


McHugh, 


(Moosejaw), 


Bourque, 


Edwards, 


McSweeney, 


Shehyn, 


Bowell 


Forget, 


Mitchell, 


Talbot, 


(Sir Mackenzie), 


Godbout, 


Montplaisir, 


Tanner, 


Boyer, 


Cordon, 


Nicholls, 


Taylor, 


Casgrain, 


Landry, 


Owens, 


Tessier, 


Cloran, 


La Riviere, 


Poirier, 


Thompson, 


Crosby, 


Lavergne, 


Ratz, 


Watson, 


Dandurand, 


Legris, 


Richardson, 


Wilson, 


Daniel, 




Robertson, 


Teo. 



PRAYERS. 

His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that a Commission under the Great 
Seal h^ad been issued to Austin Ernest Blount, Esquire, appointing him the Clerk of 
the Senate. 

The said Commission was then read, as follows : 




CANADA. 



DEVONSHIRE 
(L. S.) 



GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To AUSTIN ERNEST BLOUNT, of the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario, in 
Our Dominion of Canada, Esquire. 

GREETING : 
E. L. Newcombe, 

Deputy Minister of Justice, Canada. 

KNOW You., that reposing trust and confidence in your loyalty, integrity, and 
ability, We have constituted and appointed, and we do hereby constitute and appoint 
you the said Austin Ernest Blount to the Office and place of Clerk of the Senate of 



60 24th April 1917 



Canada to be known and designated as the Clerk of the Parliaments and to perform 
all and every the duties thereunto belonging and appertaining; to have, hold, exercise 
and enjoy the said office and place by you the said Austin Ernest Blount and your 
sufficient Deputy and Deputies during Our Koyal pleasure and your actual residence 
in Our Dominion of Canada, together with all and every the powers, rights, authority, 
privileges, profits, emoluments and advantages unto the said office of right and by 
Law appertaining. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and 
the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS : Our Eight Trusty 
and Eight Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, Victor Christian William, 
Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, Earl of 
Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke; Baron Cavendish of Keighley; 
Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; One of Our Most Honourable 
Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of 
Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand Cross of Our Eoyal Victorian 
Order; Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our Dominion of 
Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of Ottawa, this Fifteenth day 
of March, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and 
seventeen, and in the Seventh year of Our Eeign. 

By Command, 

THOMAS MULVEY, 

Under Secretary of State, 

Ordered, That the same be put upon the Journals. 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that by the usage of Parliament 
the Clerk of the Senate is required to take the Oath of Office before the Honourable 
the Speaker of the Senate. 

The Clerk of the Senate then took and subscribed the Oath of Office, as follows : 
Ye shall te true and faithful, and troth ye shall bear to Our Sovereign Lord King 
George, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, 
and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, and to His Heirs and Successors ; 
Ye shall nothing know that shall be prejudicial to His Highness, the Crown, Estates, 
and Dignity Eoyal, but that you shall resist it to your power, and with all speed you 
shall advertise His Excellency the Governor General thereof, or at least some of His 
Council, in such wise as the same may come to His Knowledge. Ye shall also well 
and truly serve His Highness in the Office of Clerk of the Senate of Canada, to attend 
upon the Senate of this Dominion, making true entries and records of the things done 
and passed in the same. Ye shall keep secret all such matters as shall be treated in- 
the said Senate, and not disclose the same before they shall be published, but to such 
as they ought to be disclosed unto ; and generally Ye shall well and truly do and execute 



7 George V 24th April 61 



all things belonging to you to be done appertaining to the Office of Clerk of the said 
Senate. As God you help. 

A. E. BLOUNT, 

Cleric of the Senate. 
Sworn this Twenty-fourth day of April, A.D. 1917, before me, 

JOSEPH BOLDUC, 

Speaker of the Senate. 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that a Commission under the 
Great Seal had been issued to Austin Ernest Blount, Esquire, appointing him a Master 
in Chancery. 

The said Commission was then read, as follows : 




CANADA. 
DEVONSHIRE 

(L. S.) 

% 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our trusty and well-beloved AUSTIN ERNEST BLOUNT, Esquire, Clerk of the 
Senate of Canada, and to all to whom these presents shall come, 

GREETING : 
E. L. Newoombe, 

Deputy Minister of Justice, Canada. 

KNOW You, that reposing trust and confidence in your loyalty, integrity, and 
ability, We have constituted and appointed, and We do hereby constitute and appoint 
you the said AUSTIN ERNEST BLOUNT to be Master in the Chancery of Our Dominion of 
Canada to attend Our Senate of Our said Dominion and to do, perform and 
execute all such acts, services, matters and things in Our Parliament of Our said 
Dominion as appertains to the said office and as you shall be required and ordered to do 
in the said office of Master in Chancery by Us or by the said Senate of Canada sitting 
in Our said Parliament giving and granting to you power and authority to exercise 
and perform all the said duties of the said office, place and trust of Master in Chancery 
of Canada belonging. To have, hold, exercise and enjoy the said office of Master in the 
Chancery of Canada for and during Our will and pleasure with all and every the 
powers, rights, authority, privileges, profits, fees, perquisites, emoluments and advant 
ages unto the said office of right and by Law appertaining. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and 
the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS : Our Eight Trusty 
and Eight Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, Victor Christian William, 
Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, Earl of 
Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke; Baron Cavendish of Keighley; 



62 24th April 1917 



Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; One of Our Most Honourable 
Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of 
Saint Michael and Saint George ; Knight Grand Cross of Our Koyal Victorian 
Order; Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our Dominion of 
Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of Ottawa, this Fifteenth day 
of March, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and 
seventeen, and in the Seventh year of Our Keign. 

By Command, 

THOMAS MULVEY, 

Under Secretary of State. 
Ordered, That the same be put upon the Journals. 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that a Commission under the Great 
Seal had been issued to Austin Ernest Blount, Esquire, appointing him a Commis 
sioner to Administer the Oath of Allegiance to Members of the Senate, and also to 
take and receive their Declarations of Qualification. 

The said Commission was then read, as follows : 




CANADA. 
DEVONSHIKE 

(L. S.) 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS SHALL COME . 

E. L. Newoombe, 

Deputy Minister of Justice, Canada. 

GREETING : 

WHEREAS, in and by the One hundred and twenty-eighth section of a certain 
Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, passed 
in the Session thereof held in the thirtieth and thirty-first years of the Eeign of Her 
late Majesty Queen Victoria, and called and known as " The British North America 
Act, 1S67," it is amongst other things, in effect enacted that every Member of the 
Senate of Our Dominion of Canada shall, before taking- his seat therein, take and 
subscribe before Our Governor General or some person authorized by him, the Oath 
of Allegiance contained in the fifth schedule to the said Act, and also the Declara 
tion of Qualification contained in the said schedule; 

AND WHEREAS it appears to Us expedient to appoint AUSTIN ERNEST BLOUNT, of 
the City of Ottawa, in the Province of Ontario, Esquire, Clerk of the Senate of 
Canada, known and designated as the Clerk of the Parliaments, to be a Commis 
sioner to administer the Oath of Allegiance to the Members of the Senate of Canada, 
and also to take and receive their Declarations of Qualification. 



7 George V 24th April 63 



Now THEREFORE KNOW YE that confiding in the loyalty, integrity and ability of 
the said AUSTIN ERNEST BLOUNT, We of Our certain knowledge and mere motion and 
by and with the advice of Our Privy Council for Canada do by these presents assign, 
constitute and appoint the said AUSTIN ERNEST BLOUNT to be & Commissioner to 
administer to the Members of the Senate of Canada the Oath of Allegiance, and to 
take their Declarations of Qualification, so required as aforesaid, and to receive their 
subscriptions to such O.ath and Declaration. 

To HAVE, HOLD AND EXCERCISE the said office of Commissioner as aforesaid and 
the power and authority hereinbefore mentioned unto the said AUSTIN ERNEST 
BLOUNT during Our pleasure. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent and 
the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. WITNESS : Our Eight Trusty 
and Right Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, Victor Christian William, 
Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, Earl of 
Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke; Baron Cavendish of Keighley; 
Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter ; One of Our Most Honourable 
Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our Most Distinguished Order of 
Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand Cross of Our Royal Victorian 
Order; Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Our Dominion of 
Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of Ottawa, this Twenty-third day 
of March, in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and 
seventeen, and in the Seventh year of Our Reign. 

By Command, 

THOMAS MULVEY, 

Under Secretory of State. 
Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid upon the Table: 

By the Honourable Messieurs Rate (202), Gordon (43), Taylor (35), Mitchell 
(46), McCall (154) : Petitions severally praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Gordon: 

Of Amy Beatrice Matthews, of the City of Westmouiit, Province of Quebec; 
praying for a Bill of Divorce from her husband, Ernest Ed\vard Hilton. 

By the Honourable Mr. Nicholls : 
Of James B. King and others, of the City of Clyde, in the State of Ohio, U.S.A. 

By the Honourable Mr. Belcourt: 
Of Ernest Mead Baker, of the City of Detroit, State of Michigan, U.S.A. 

By the Honourable Mr. Owens: 
Of the Montreal Central Terminal Company. 

By the Honourable Mr. Bostock: 

Of the British Columbia and White River Railway Company ; and 
Of the Canada Preferred Insurance Company. 

The following Petition was read and received: 

Of the Canadian Surety Company; praying for the passing of an Act to amend 
its Act of Incorporation. 



64 24th ApriJ 1917 



With leave of the Senate, 

Ordered, That the record of the proceedings before the Committee on Divorce 
on the Petition of Andrew Hamilton Gault, of Montreal, Quebec, for a Bill of 
Divorce from Marguerite Claire Gault, presented to the Senate during the last 
Session of Parliament, be referred to the Committee on Divorce for its considera 
tion on the hearing of the Petition of Marguerite Claire Gault for a Bill of Divorce 
presented to the Senate during the present Session. 

With leave of the Senate, 

Ordered, That the record of the proceedings before the Committee on Divorce 
on the Petition of Andrew Hamilton Gault, of Montreal, Quebec, for a Bill of 
Divorce from Marguerite Claire Gault, presented to the Senate during the last 
Session of Parliament, be referred to the Committee on Divorce for its considera 
tion on the hearing of the Petition of Andrew Hamilton Gault for a Bill of Divorce 

presented to the Senate during the present Session. 

6 

His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that he had received a Message 
from His Excellency the Governor General, under his Sign Manual, which His 
Excellency had requested him to deliver to the Senate. 

The same was then read by His Honour the Speaker, as follows: 

HONOURABLE GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE : 

I have received with great pleasure the Address that you have voted in reply 
to my Speech at the Opening of Parliament and thank you for it sincerely. 

DEVONSHIRE. 
GOVERNMENT HOUSE, 
OTTAWA. 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, in the 
following words: 

HOUSE OF COMMONS, 

FRIDAY, April 20, 1917. 

Eesolved, That a Messiage be sent to the Senate to inform Their Honours that 
this House has amended its Resolution of Wednesday, the 7th day of February last, 
appointing the Committee to consider and report on the matter of celebrating the 
Fiftieth Anniversary of Confederation, by adding thereto the following words : 

" And that the Committee is hereby empowered to meet in joint sittings with 
the like Committee of the Senate:" 

and requesting Their Honours to similarly amend their Resolution, piassed the same 
day, in connection with the same subject. 

Ordered, That the Clerk of the House do carry the said Message to the Senate. 
Attest. 

THOS 1 . B. FLINT, 

Clerk of the Commons. 
With leave of the Senate, 

Ordered, That to the Resolution, adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, the 7th 
day of February last, appointing the Special Committee to consider and report upon 
the Fiftieth Anniversary of Confederation, the following words be added: 

" And that the Committee is hereby empowered to meet in joint sittings with the 
like Committee of the House of Commons." 



7 George V 24th April 65 



Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons informing that 
Honourable body thiat, in conformity with the request contained in their Message 
of Friday, the 20th instant, the Senate has amended its Resolution of Wednesday, 
the 7th day of February last, appointing the Special Committee to consider and report 
on the matter of celebrating the Fiftieth Anniversary of Confederation, by adding 
thereto the following words: 

" And that the Committee is hereby empowered to meet in joint sittings with 
the like Committee of the House of Commons." 

Ordered, That the Clerk do carry the siaid Message to the House of Commons. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Third Report of 
the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred the Petition of Edward 
A. Barnwell, together with the evidence taken before the said Committee, it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed till to-morrow. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Fourth Report of 
the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred the Petition of Delbert 
R. O Neil, together with the evidence taken before the said Committee, it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed till to-morrow. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 
Supplementary Statement of the Remissions, Refunds of Tolls and Duties, from 
the Department of Marine and Fisheries. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 77a.) 

Regulations issued in the Department of the Naval Service, as follows: 
For the promotion of Chief Writers to rank of Warrant Writer. 
Re Payment of Good Conduct Badge Pay to Non-commissioned Officers and 
Men of the Royal Marines lent for service in the Royal Canadian Navy. 

For the entry of Skippers in the Royal Canadian Navy. 

For the payment of Good Conduct Badge Pay to men of the Royal Naval Canadian 
Volunteer Reserve. 

Amendment to Radiotelegraph Regulation No. 104. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 5Gb.) 

Copy of new Rule in substitution of Rule 236 of the General Rules and Orders 
now in force regulating the practice and procedure in the Exchequer Coiirt of 
Canada, made on the 16th day of February, 1917. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 100.) 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 
The Senate adjourned. 



66 25th April 1917 



Wednesday 25th April, 1917. 

The Members convened were: 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 

The Honourable Messieurs 

Beaubien, David, Mason Ross 

Beique, Dennis, (Brig.-Gen l), (Middleton), 

.Belcourt, Dessaulles, McCall, Ross 

Bostock, Donnelly, McHugh, (Moosejaw), 

Bourque, Edwards, McSweeney, Talbot, 

Bowell Forget, Mitchell, Tanner, 

(Sir Mackenzie), .Godbout, Montplaisir, Taylor, 

Boyer, Landry, Nicholls, Tessier, 

Casgrain, La Riviere, Owens, Thompson, 

Cloran, Lavergne, Poirier, Watson, 

Crosby, Legris, Ratz, Wilson, 

Dandurand, Lougheed Richardson, Yeo. 

Daniel, (Sir James), Robertson, 

PRAYERS. 

The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table : 

By the Honourable Mr. Dennis : 

Of W. F. R. Knight and others (The Great War Veterans Association of 
Canada). 

By the Honourable Mr. Belcourt: 
Five Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell: 
Of the Grand Trunk Pacific Branch Lines Company; and 
Forty-two Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Yeo: 
Four Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor: 
Four Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. McHugh: 

Of the Sharp Rotary Ash Receiver Company, Incorporated, a Corporation under 
the Laws of the State of New York, TLS.A. (Patent) ; and 
Three Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. McCall: 
Thirty-four Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of La Societe des Artisans Canadiens Francais, incorporated under the laws of 

the Province of Quebec; praying for the passing of an Act of Incorporation under 

the laws of the Dominion. 



7 George V 25th April 67 



Of Joseph Ambrose Dawson, of Montreal, and others; praying for the passing 
of an Act incorporating them under the name of The British American Telephone 
and Telegraph Company. 

The Honourable Mr. Ross (Middleton), from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Fifth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

WEDNESDAY, 25th April, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Fifth Report, as 
follows : 

In the matter of the Petition of Marguerite Claire Gault, of the City of 
Montreal, Quebec; praying for a Bill of Divorce from Andrew Hamilton Gault, of 
the said city. 

Counsel for the Petitioner having made application to the Committee for leave 
to withdraw her Petition, the Committee recommend that leave be granted accordingly. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

W. B. ROSS, 

Chairman. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 24ja and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 

The said Report was then adopted. 

The Honourable Mr. Ross (Middleton), from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Sixth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

WEDNESDAY, 25th April, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Sixth Report, as 
follows : 

In the matter of the Petition of Andrew Hamilton Gault, of the City of 
Montreal, Quebec, for a Bill of Divorce from Marguerite Claire Gault, of the said 
city. 

Counsel for the Petitioner having made application to the Committee for leave 
to withdraw his petition, the Committee recommend that leave be granted accordingly. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

W. B. ROSS, 

Chairman. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 240 and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 

The said Report was then adopted. 

The Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell, from the Special Committee to consider 
and report upon the arrangements which should be made for the Celebration of the 
Fiftieth Anniversary of the Foundation of this Dominion, presented their First Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : - 



68 25th April 1917 



THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 1917. 

The Special Committee of the Senate appointed to consider and report upon the 
arrangements which should be made for the celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of 
the Foundation of this Dominion, beg leave to make their First Report, as follows : 

Your Committee recommend that their quorum be reduced to three (3) Members. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

MACKENZIE BOWELL, 

Chairman. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rules 24a and 23e be suspended in respect to the said Report. 
The said Report was then adopted. 

Brigadier- General the Honourable Mr. Mason, from the Special Committee to 
consider and report upon: 

(a) The reception, treatment, care, training and re-education of the wounded, 
disabled and convalescent who have served in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. 

(6) The provision of employment for those who have been honourably discharged 
from the Canadian Expeditionary Forces and the training and re-education of those 
so discharged who are unable to engage in their former occupations: 
presented their First Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 1917. 

The Special Committee of the Senate appointed for the purpose of considering, 
inquiring into and reporting upon: 

(a) The reception, treatment, care, training and re-education of the wounded, 
disabled and convalescent who have served in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. 

(b) The provision of employment for those who have been honourably discharged 
from the Canadian Expeditionary Forces and the training and re-education of those 
so discharged who are unable to engage in their former occupations, beg leave to 
present their First Report, as follows: 

Your Committee recommend that their quorum be reduced to three (3) Members. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

J. MASON, 

Chairman. 
With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rules 24a and 23e be suspended in respect to the said Report. 
The said Report was then adopted. 

The Honourable Mr. Casgrain presented to the Senate a Bill C, intituled: "An 
Act to limit the appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Canada." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a second reading on 
luesday next. 



7 George V 25th April 69 



The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill B, An Act 
respecting The Essex Terminal Railway Company, it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to Thursday, the 3rd of May next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Third Eeport of the Standing Committee 011 Divorce, to whom was referred the 
Petition of Edward A. Barnwell, together with the evidence taken before the said 
Committee. 

The said Report was, on division, adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred the 
Petition of Delbert R. O Neil, together with the evidence taken before the said 
Committee. 

The said Report was, on division, adopted. 

The Senate adjourned. 



70 26th April 1917 



Thursday, April 26th, 1916 

The Members convened were: 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 

The Honourable Messieurs 

Beaubien, Daniel, Lavergne, Poirier, 

Beique, David, Legris, Katz, 

Beith, Dessaulles, Lougheed Eobertson, 

Belcourt, Donnelly, (Sir James), Eoss 

Bostock, Douglas, Mason (Middleton), 

Bourque, Edwards, (Brig.-Gen l), Eoss 

Bowell Forget, McCall, (Moosejaw), 

(Sir Mackenzie), Gillmor, McHugh, Tanner, 

Boyer, Godbout, McSweeney, Tessier, 

Casgrain, Gordon, Mitchell, Thompson, 

Cloran, King, Montplaisir, Watson, 

Crosby, Landry, Nicholls, Yeo. 

Dandurand, La Eiviere, Owens, 

PRAYERS. 

The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. Bostock : 
Of the Security Life Insurance Company of Canada. 

By the Honourable Mr. Belcourt : 
Six Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Gordon : 
Thirty-three Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. McHugh : 
Three Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Eatz: 
Thirty-six Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Eobertson : 

Of Eozilla Lamb, of the City of Toronto; praying for a Bill of Divorce from her 
husband, George Alfred Lamb. 

By the Honourable Mr. Watson : 
Of the Western Life Assurance Company. 

By the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell : 
Seven Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of James B. King, and others, of the City of Clyde, Ohio, U.S.A.; praying for the 
passing of an Act to renew their patent. 



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Of the British Columbia and White River Railway Company; praying for the 
passing of an Act to extend the time within which to complete its undertaking. 

Of the Montreal Central Terminal Railway Company; praying for the passing of 
an Act extending the time for the completion of its works. 

Of Ernest Mead Baker, of the City of Detroit, U.S.A.; praying for the passing of 
an Act authorizing the Commissioner of Patents to receive the fee for the second and 
third terms of Patent No. 125,565. 

Of the Canada Preferred Insurance Company; praying for an extension of time 
within which to obtain a license under the provisions of the Insurance Act, 1910, and 
for other purposes. 

Of Horace F. McDougall and W. R. McDonald, members of the Presbyterian 
Sunday School of Petrolia ; of Charles James, member of the Sunday School of Bethesda 
Methodist Church, Brooke Circuit; of Reverend W. E. Baker aud James Hanley, mem 
bers of the Colborne Street Methodist Church of Brantford; of J. H. Powell and 
Carrie L. Wilson, members of the Methodist Sunday School of Shetland; of R. A. 
Matheson and Evelyn Byers, members of the Melville Presbyterian Sunday School 
of the Village of Eganville, County of Renfrew; of George W. Henderson and W. G. 
Ranton, members of the Official Board of Wellington Street Methodist Church, 
Brantford; of William Nethercott, member of the Sunday School of Zion Church of 
Woodham Circuit, Science Hill; of W. A. Mclntyre and C. Heber Dickinson, mem 
bers of the Methodist Sunday School of the Town of St. Marys; of Reverend J. 
Cordon Cheyne, of the Morningside Presbyterian Church of Swansea; of James 
Wilson, Superintendent of the Morningside Sunday School of Swansea; of J. M. 
Lindsay and others, members of the Sunday School of Lochwinnoch, Glasgow 
Station; of A. H. Oke and J. A. Penfoxmd, members of the Ebenezer Epworth 
League of Bay of Quinte Conference; of Thomas Dawson and others, members of the 
Methodist Congregation of Fraserville and other places; of K. E. Courtice and 
Frank Everson, members of the Ebenezer Methodist Sunday School of Bay of Quinte 
Conference; and of Reverend W. R. Telford and J. G. Carkner, members of the 
Regular Baptist Church of Kenmore, all of the Province of Ontario; of A. McKibbin, 
Superintendent of the Quarterly Official Board of Woodham Circuit; of G. H. 
Farmer and Reverend Louis Pickering, members of the Managing Board of the 
Tarentorus Circuit Methodist Church; of Miss Myrtle Lamton and Miss Alice 
Burt, members of the Young People s Society of Harmony; of Robert B. Anderson 
and Alexander Cuppage, members of the Farmers Club of the Haroic Settlement, 
R.R. No. 2, Orillia; of Eli Grigg, Superintendent of the Waverley Methodist Sun 
day School; of Alberta Sims, member of the Congregation of the Free Methodist 
Church of Midland; of Reverend A. J. G. Carscadden and Richard J. Neilly, mem 
bers of the Methodist Church of Victoria Harbour; of William Phillips Stewart 
and others, members of the Congregation of Whitlington Methodist Church 
and Sunday School; of Reverend W. M. Bellsmith and William Hunter, 
members of the Knox Presbyterian Church of Homing s Mills; of H. E. Nightingale 
and S. E. Peavoy, members of the Baptist Sunday School of Orangeville; of Rev 
erend W. G. Wakefield, Pastor of the Methodist Church, Congregation and Sunday 
School of Jessopville; of E. Ryerson Young and W. Marshall Green, members of the 
Official Board of the Orangeville Methodist Church; of Reverend Edwin Wyle and 
George Gier, members of the Church of Christ of Grand Valley; of J. G. Feller, a 
trustee of the Central Methodist Church, Samia; of P. McG. Brown and W. M. 
McDonald, members of the North Lambton Sunday School Association; of Rev 
erend R. C. Copelaiid, Pastor of the Camlochie Methodist Circuit, of the County of 
Lambton ; of Reverend A. E. Moorhouse and Willford Byrns, members of the Metho 
dist Sunday School of Forest; of Alfred E. Selman, member of the Baptist Church 
of Wilkesport; of R. Rae and Elizabeth Richardson, members of the Presbyterian 

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Sabbath School of Wyoming; of Mrs. D. McGowan and Mrs. N. Van Home, mem 
bers of the Ladies Aid, St. Paul s Presbyterian Church, Sarnia; of J. E. Hall, 
member of the Congregation of St. Paul s Church, Sariiia; of W. II. Rumball and 
J. A. Gillespie, members of the Citizens Temperance and Law Enforcement League 
of Victoria Harbour, Port McNicoll, and Township of Tay; of James H. Woodside, 
member of the Presbyterian Church of Cumberland, Russell County; of James 
Ledingham and Samuel Byers, members of the Sabbath School of Latona Presby 
terian Church, Dbrnoch; of Reverend B. M. Smith and David Leith, members of 
Knox Church, of Normanby; of H. A. Aitkenson and G. A. Brown, members of the 
Christian Endeavour Society of Holstein; of G. E. Bye and B. McKenzie, mem 
bers of the L.O.L., 2296, of the Town of Holstein; of Reverend T. W. Mills and R. L. 
Artchison, members of the Joint Session of Latona, Burns and Williamsford Pres 
byterian Church; of Reverend Dr. Marsh and R. L. Dodds, members of the Fair- 
bairn Presbyterian Church of Egremont; of Reverend E. H. Bean, Pastor of the 
Evangelical Church of Milverton ; of Sinclair Adolph and Reverend H. F. Ball, mem 
bers of the Congregation of the Methodist Church of Wallace; of Reverend L. S. 
Hughson and Walter William Packall, members of the Ontario Street Baptist 
Church of Stratford; of Adam Herlich and others, members of the South East Hope 
Congregation of Evangelical Association of Canada Conference; of Donald N. 
MacRae and J. D. Ferguson, members of the Presbytery of Stratford, Monkton; of 
Charles Cook and Ed. Ankenmann, members of the Lingelbach Congregation of the 
Evangelical Association, Shakespeare; of Jno. K. Mayburry and A. C. Stewart, 
members of the Session of North Mornington Presbyterian Congregation; of D. W. 
Durable and others, members of the George Street Methodist Church of the City of 
Peterborough; of C. C. Parsons, member of the George Street Juethodist Sunday 
School of Peterborough; of Reverend Benjamin Gratrix and Alexander I. Fife, 
members of the Quarterly and Trustee Official Board of St. James Methodist 
Church, Peterborough; of Clara G. Adams and Lilian C. Cadwell, members of the 
Women Teachers Guild of Peterborough; of A. E. Prest, member of the Sunday 
School of St. James Methodist Church, Peterborough; of Wesley W. Gee and others, 
members of the Executive and members of Adult B.C. of Greenwood Methodist S. S.; 
of Reverend W. P. Rogers, Pastor, and member of the Quarterly Official Board of 
the Methodist Church of Port Perry; of Reverend George Nickle and Samson 
Roberts, members of the Columbus, Raglan and Myrtle Churches of -South Ontario, 
Whitley and East Whitley Townships; of J. S. Farmer, Superintendent of the 
Teachers and Scholars of Erskine Sabbath School, Claremont; of Frederick A. 
Rogers, Superintendent of the Sunday School of the Cherrywood Methodist Church ; 
of James H. Woodside, member of the Presbyterian Church of Rockland, County of 
Russell; of Reverend George Reid and William H. Clute, members of the Wyevale 
Methodist Sunday School; of Janet S. Johnston and Agnes G. Martin, members 
of the Excelsior Bible Class of Forest Home, Orillia; of Jessie E. Evans and Ray 
Jones, members of the Queen Elizabeth Rebekah Lodge, No. 167, Victoria Harbour; 
of Reverend W. J. Christie, Pastor, and others, of the Presbyterian Congregation 
of Victoria Harbour ; of W. J. McKinley and S. W. White, members of the Local Option 
Committee of the Township of Caledon, County of Peel; of Henry G. Armbrust and 
Winnie Bauman, members of the Presbyterian Sunday School of Alton; of J F. 
Scott and John Weylie, members of the St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church of 
Streetsville; of Reverend James T. Priest and Arichie McArthur, members of the 
Baptist Church of Belfountain; of Reverend W. N. Chantler and A W Baig mem 
bers of the Quarterly Official Board of Port Credit; of Jno. McLean, member of the 
Methodist Sunday School of Palgrave; of Reverend George Burry and Augustus 
Sanderson, members of the Methodist Church of Caledon East Circuit; of Carrie 
Bowyer and Ida Ostrander, members of the Willing Helpers Class of St. Paul s 



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Church, Brampton ; of Mrs. S. W. White and Lizzie M. Wright, members of the 
Glad Hearts Bible Class of the Methodist Church, Caledon East; of K McE. 
Draper and M. E. Frood, members of the Baptist Sunday School of Renfrew; of 
Eeverend Alexander White, Pastor, and W. G. Draper, members of the Baptist 
Church and Congregation of Renfrew; of Mrs. James Box and others, members of 
the Women s Missionary Society of Grace Presbyterian Church of Admaston; of A. 
S. Murphy, Superintendent of the Union Sabbath iSchool of New Glasgow; of D. 
H. Hodges and others, members of the Presbyterian Church of Admaston; of Mrs. 
,T. L. Campbell and others, members of the Ladies Aid Society of Grace Presbyterian 
Church of Admaston; of Reverend C. W. Brown and N. Bocking, members of the 
Trinity Methodist Church of Port Arthur; of J 1 . A. Crauston and W. W. Southon r 
members of the St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church of Fort William; of D. J. Ellison 
and J. A. Moir, members of the Presbytery of Superior, Fort William; of George 
Baird and Thomas Fraser, of Stanley Township; and of Andrew Forsyth, Superin 
tendent of the Sabbath School and Bible Classes of St. Paul s Presbyterian Church 
of Port Arthur, all of Ontario ; severally praying for the passing of an Act prohibiting 
the manufacture and importation into the Dominion of Canada, of intoxicating 
liquors for beverage purposes; also, the sending, carrying, delivering or receiving of 
any such liquors in any Province or area in which the sale of such liquors for bev 
erage purposes is prohibited. (94 Petitions.) 

The Honourable Mr. Tessier, from the Standing Committee on Standing Orders, 
presented their Fourth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 09, 

THURSDAY, April 26, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Standing Orders have the honour to make their 
Fourth Report, as follows: 

Your Committee have examined the following petitions and find the Rules com 
plied with in each case : 

Of Richard Doble and others, all of the City of Montreal; praying for an Act of 
incorporation under the name of " The Khaki League." 

Of the Mount Royal Tunnel and Terminal Company; praying for the passage of 
An Act extending the time for the completion of the works authorized by Sec. 2 of Ch. 
74, Statutes of 1912. 

Of the Canadian Northern Quebec Railway Company; praying for the passage of 
an Act extending the time for the construction of the railway authorized by par. (b) 
of Sec. 2 of Ch. 58, Statutes of 1911. 

Of the Grand Trunk Pacific Branch Lines Company; praying for the passing of 
an Act to extend the time to complete and put in operation certain authorized lines- 
of railway. 

Of the Canadian Western Railway Company ; praying for an extension of time for 
the commencement and completion of their undertaking. 

Of the Calgary and Fernie Railway Company; praying for an extension of time 
for the commencement and completion of their undertaking. 

Of the Canadian General Council of the Boy Scout Association ; praying for the 
passing of an Act to accord to them the exclusive right to the use of all emblems, etc., 
now or heretofore used by the Association and to the title of " Boy Scouts." 

Of The Grain Growers Grain Company, Limited; praying for the passing of an 
Act to change its name to " United Grain Growers Limited," to increase its capital, 
and for other purposes. 

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Of William Miller and others, of the City of Toronto ; praying for the passing of 
an Act of incorporation under the name of " The Kenora and English River Railway 
Company." 

Of The Essex Terminal Railway Company; praying for the passing of an Act 
empowering them to construct a branch of railway. 

Of the Cariboo, Barkerville and Willow River Railway Company; praying for 
the passing of an Act extending the time within which to construct its lines and 
branch lines of railways. 

Of Sir Herbert Holt and others, of the City of Montreal; praying to be incor 
porated under the name of "The Canadian Division of the Aerial League of the 
British Empire." 

Of the Canadian Order of the Woodsmen of the World; praying for an amend 
ment to its Act of incorporation. 

Of the Continental Heat and Light Company; praying for an Act to amend its 
Act of incorporation. 

Of the Rt. Reverend James Richard Lucas, Bishop of the Diocese of Mackenzie 
River; praying that, for the better administration of the temporal affairs of the 
Diocese, he, and his successors in office, be incorporated with all powers as a corporation 
of acquiring and holding real and personal property. 

Of the Canadian Surety Company; praying for the passing of an Act to amend 
its Act of Incorporation. 

Of La Societe des Artisans Canadiens Frangais, incorporated under the laws of 
the Province of Quebec; praying for the passing of an Act of Incorporation under 
the laws of the Dominion; and 

Of Joseph Ambrose Dawson, of Montreal, and others; praying for the passing 
of an Act incorporating them under the name of The British American Telephone 
and Telegraph Company. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

JULES TESSIER, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Honourable Mr. Tessier, from the Standing Committee on Standing Orders 
presented their Fifth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

THURSDAY, April 26, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Standing Orders have the honour to make their 
Fifth Report, as follows : 

Your Committee recommend that the time limited for receiving petitions for 
Private Bills which expires on the 18th May, be extended to the 1st July, 1917; 

That the time limited for presenting Private Bills, which expires on "the 25th May 
be extended to the 8th June, 1917; and 

That the time limited for receiving reports of any Standing or Select Committee 
on a Private Bill, which expires oji the 8th June, next, be extended to the 22nd June, 

. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

JULES TESSIER, 

Chairman. 



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With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 24a and h be suspended in respect to the said Eeport. 

The said Report was then adopted. 

The Honourable Mr. Beique, from the Special Committee appointed to further 
inquire into what is being done and what could be done to best promote the Agricul 
tural, Industrial and Trade Interests of this country, both during the war and after, 
presented their Second Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

THURSDAY, April 26, 1917. 

The Special Committee appointed to further inquire into what is being done 
and what could be done to best promote the Agricultural, Industrial and Trade 
Interests of this country, both during the war and after, beg leave to make their 
Second Report, as follows : 

Your Committee recommend that authority be granted to print in pamphlet 
form the suggestions and reports of value received in response to the circular letter 
of the Committee mailed in July last, to the various organized bodies of the country. 

AH which is respectfully submitted. 

F. L. BEIQUE, 

Chairman. 
With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 24a and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 
The said Report was then adopted. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 
Report of the Militia Council for Canada for the year ended March 31, 1916. 
(Vide Sessional Papers , 1917, No. 35.) 

Report of the Board of Visitors, Royal Military College, Kingston, 1916. 
(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 35a.) 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Honourable Mr. Robertson presented to the Senate, a Bill D, intituled : " An 
Act concerning the payment of salaries or wages of employees of Railway Com 
panies." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
June 5th next. 

With leave of the Senate, 

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns to-day, it do stand adjourned until 
Wednesday, the 16th of May next, at Eight o clock in the evening. 

On motion of the Honourable Mr. Bostock, 

Ordered, That an Order of the Senate do issue for a copy of : 
All proceedings in the Exchequer Court of Canada, and judgment of Mr. Justice 
Cassels concerning the reference of the Quebec and Saguenay Railway, the Quebec 
and Montmorency Railway and the Lotbiniere and Megantic Railway. 



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The Honourable Mr. Beith presented to the Senate, a Bill E, intituled : " An 
Act to incorporate the Kenora and English River Railway Company." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Eeading 
on the 16th of May next. 

The Honourable Mr. Ratz, for the Honourable Mr. Talbot, presented to the 
Senate, a Bill F, intituled : " An Act for the relief of Delbert Ralph O Neil." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading 
on the 16th of May next. 

The Honourable Mr. Ratz, for the Honourable Mr. Talbot, presented to the 
Senate, a Bill G, intituled : " An Act for the relief of Edward Austin Barnwell." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
16th of May next. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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Wednesday, May 16th, 1917. 

e 

The Members convened were: 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDTJC, Speaker, 

The Honourable Messieurs 

Beique, Farrell, Mason Ratz, 

Belcourt, Forget, (Brig.-Gen l), Richardson, 

Bostock, Gilhnor, McCall, Ross 

Cloran, Girroir, McHugh, (Moosejaw), 

Crosby, Gordon, McLean, Sharpe, 

Dandurand, Landry, McLennan, Smith, 

David, La Riviere, Milne, Talbot, 

Dennis, Lavergne, Murphy, Tanner, 

De Veber, Legris, Nicholls, Taylor, 

Douglas, Lougheed Owens, Tessier, 

Edwards, (Sir James), Poirier, Thibaudeau. 

PRAYERS. 

The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. Talbot : 
Of The Western Dominion Railway Company. 

By Brigadier-General the Honourable Mr. Mason: 

Of The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, and the Children of the Empire 
(Junior Branch). 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor: 

Of The Interprovincial and James Bay Railway Company. 

Of La Compagnie du Chemin de Fer de Colonisation du Nord. 

Of Albert Edwin Gordon, of the City of Toronto; praying for a Bill of Divorce 
from his wife, Edna Gertrude Gordon. 

Of Herbert Featherstone Conover, of the Township of Travalgar, County of 
Halton, Province of Ontario ; praying for a Bill of Divorce from his wife, Larilla A. 
Conover; and 

Twenty-four Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Smith : 

Of John G. Kerry, of the City of Toronto, and others of elsewhere, all in the 
Province of Ontario (The Manitoba and Ontario Railway Company) ; and 
Sixty-four Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Gordon: 

Of William Henry Bishop, of the Township of Ryerson, District of Parry Sound, 
Province of Ontario; praying for a Bill of Divorce from his wife, Nellie Higgins 
Bishop. 

Of the Kaslo and Slocan Railway Company. 

Of A. Hamilton and others, of New Liskeard, Province of Ontario ; and 

Thirty Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 



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By the Honourable Mr. Murphy: 

Of Daniel Gordon, and others, of Montrose and elsewhere, Prince Edward Island; 
and 

One Petition praying for War Time Prohibition. 

.By the Honourable Mr. Sharpe: 

Of Major-General John Hughes and others (The Army and Navy Veterans in 
Canada). 

By the Honourable Mr. Katz : 
Twenty-seven Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. McCall: 

Of William Harvie and others, of Brighton and elsewhere, Province of Ontario. 
Of James Wallace Tygard, of the City of Toronto, (Patent) ; and 
Fifty Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Edwards : 
Forty-two Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Belcourt : 
Twenty-five Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Nicholls : 
Of The Empire Life Insurance Company of Canada. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of The Grand Trunk Pacific Branch Lines Company; praying for an extension 
of time to complete certain lines of railway. 

Of W. T. R. Knight and others; praying for an Act of incorporation under the 
name of " The Great War Veterans Association of Canada." 

Of the Sharp Eotary Ash Receiver Company; praying for the passing of an Act, 
to enable them to pay fees for a further term of twelve years. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed, from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Seventh Keport. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

MONDAY, April 30, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Seventh Report, a& 
follows : 

In the matter of the Petition of George Walter Sherald Garrett, of the City of 
Ottawa, Ontario, engineer; praying for the passing of an Act to dissolve his marriage 
with Gertrude Garrett, of the City of Los Angeles, in the State of California, one of 
the United States of America, and for such further and other relief as to The Senate 
may seem meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Rules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice, and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 



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3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath, touching the right of the Petitioner to 
the relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES A. LOUGHEED, 

Acting Chairman. 

It was, on division, Ordered, That the said Keport be placed on the Orders of the 
Day for consideration on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed, from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Eighth Keport. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

MONDAY, April 30, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Eighth Report, as 
follows : 

In the matter of the Petition of Charles Frederick Reuben Jones, of the City of 
Westmount, in the Province of Quebec, sales manager; praying for the passing of an 
Act to dissolve his marriage with Mary Eleanor Murray Jones, of the City of Montreal, 
in the said Province, and for such further and other relief as to the Senate may seem 
meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Rules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice, and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath, touching the right of the Petitioner to 
the relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES A. LOUGHEED, 

Acting Chairman. 

It was, on division, Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the 
Day for consideration on Tuesday next. 



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The Honourable Sir James Lougheed, from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Ninth Keport. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE EOOM No. 383, 

MONDAY, April 30, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Ninth Report, as 
follows : 

In the matter of the Petition of Florence Amelia Kennedy, of the Township of 
Pittsburg, County of Frontenac, in the Province of Ontario, presently of Kingston, 
in the said Province; praying for the passing of an Act to dissolve her marriage with 
Charles John Kennedy, of the said Township, farmer, and for such further and other 
relief as to the Senate may seem meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Eules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice, and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath touching the right of the petitioner to 
the relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES A. LOUGHEED, 

Acting Chairman. 

It was, on division, Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the 
Day for consideration on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed, from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Tenth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 3S3, 

TUESDAY, May 1, 1917. 
follows 6 - ^ mittee n Divorce be S leav e to make their Tenth Report, as 

In the matter of the Petition of John Bassnett Parker, of the City of Toronto, in 
Province of Ontario electrician; praying for the passing of an Act to dissolve his 
marriage with Margaret Jessie Parker, formerly of the said City of Toronto and for 
such further and other relief as to the Senate may seem meet 

The Oommittee have in obedience to the Rules of the Senate, examined the 
e of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 



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2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath, touching the right of the Petitioner to 
the relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES A. LOTJGHEED, 

Acting Chairman. 

It was, on division, Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the 
Day for consideration on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed, from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Eleventh Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

TUESDAY, May 1, 191Y. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Eleventh Report, as 
follows : 

In the matter of the Petition of Amy Beatrice Mathews Hilton, of the City of 
Westmount, in the Province of Quebec; praying for the passing of an Act to dissolve 
her marriage with Ernest Edward Hilton, of the City of Montreal, in the said Prov 
ince, transportation agent, and for such further and other relief as to the Senate may 
seem meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Rules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice, and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath, touching the right of the Petitioner to 
the relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES A. LOUGHEED, 

Acting Chairman. 

It was, on division, Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the 
Day for consideration on Tuesday next. 



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The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate : 
General Orders promulgated to the Canadian Militia. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 94.) 

Orders in Council, P.C. 3143 and 1183, dated respectively 19th December, 1916, 
and 28th April, 1917, authorizing the forwarding of rails, at the request of His 
Majesty s Government in England, for use in France in connection with the War. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 146. 

Order in Council, P.C. 1062, 16th April, 1917, respecting the transferring of 
wheat, wheat flour and semolina to the list of goods which may be imported into 
Canada free of duty of Customs. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 106.) 

Return showing the Permits issued to take Intoxicants into the Northwest Terri 
tories, during the year ended 31st December, 1916, in accordance with the Revised 
Statutes of Canada, Chapter 62, Section 88, by the Minister of the Interior. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 9117, No. 147.) 

New Rule in substitution for Rule 200 of the General Rules and Ordeers, Ex 
chequer Court of Canada. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. lOOa.) 

Amendment to General Rules and Orders of the Exchequer Court of Canada, 
respecting fees and costs in the exercise of jurisdiction as a Court of Admiralty. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. lOOa.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That Major Samuel E. St. O. Chapleau, ex-Clerk of the Senate, be 
paid out of the Contingencies of the Senate, a sum equal to the difference between 
the salary he received when in Office and the Superannuation allowance he now 
receives, for a period of six months. 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That in view of the long and faithful services of Major Samuel E. St. 
O. Chapleau, the late Clerk of the Senate, he be continued an honorary officer of this 
House and allowed the entree of the Senate and a seat at the Table on occasions of 
Ceremony. 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That the name of the Honourable Mr. Tanner be substituted for that 
of the Honourable Mr. Baird on the Standing Committee of the Senate on Miscel 
laneous Private Bills. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
5, intituled : " An Act respecting The Guardian Accident and Guarantee Company," 
and to change its name to " The Guardian Insurance Company of Canada," to which 
they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 



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A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
6, intituled: "An Act respecting The Athabaska Northern Railway Company," to 
which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

8, intituled : " An Act to incorporate The Bishop of Mackenzie River," to which they 
desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

9, intituled : " An Act respecting The Lachine, Jacques Cartier and Maisomieuve 
Railway Company," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

14, intituled: "An Act respecting The Grain Growers Grain Company, Limited," and 
to authorize it to change its name to " United Grain Growers, Limited," to which they 
desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

15, intituled: "An Act respecting the Saint John Board of Trade," to which they 
desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

16, intituled : " An Act to confirm certain agreements made between The Vancouver, 
Victoria and Eastern Railway and Navigation Company and The Canadian Northern 
Pacific Railway Company," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

17, intituled : " An Act respecting The Western Dominion Railway Company," to 
which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
26,^ intituled : "An Act respecting The Calgary and Fernie Railway Company," to 
which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 



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The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Beading- on 
Wednesday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

28, intituled : " An Act respecting The Canadian Northern Quebec Railway Com 
pany," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

29, intituled : " An Act to amend the Act incorporating The Canadian Surety Com 
pany," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

30, intituled: "An Act respecting The Canadian Western Railway Company," to 
which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

^ A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

34, intituled : " An Act respecting The Interprovincial and James Bay Railway Com 
pany," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

35, intituled: "An Act respecting The Kaslo and Slocan Railway Company," to 
which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

36, intituled: "An Act respecting La Compagnie du Chemin de Fer de Colonisation 
du Nord," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

_ A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
An Act respecting The Mount Royal Tunnel and Terminal Company, 
-Limited, to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 
The said Bill was read a first time, and 

w , rd f ed That * be P laced on the Or ders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 



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A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
38, intituled: "An Act respecting certain patents of George C. Breidert and Burton 
W. Mudge," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Beading on 
Wednesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Heading of Bill C, " An Act to 
limit the Appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Canada,"- 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to the next sitting of the Senate. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill B, " An Act respecting The Essex 
Terminal Eailway Company," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill E, " An Act to incorporate The Kenora 
and English River Railway Company," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill F, " An Act for the relief of Delbert 
R. O Neil," was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Third Reading on 
Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill G, " An Act for the relief of Edward 
A. Barnwell," was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Third Reading on 
Tuesday next. 

By unanimous consent, 

The Senate adjourned until Tuesday next at Eight o clock in the evening. 



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Tuesday, May 22nd, 1917. 

The Members convened were: 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 
The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 


Douglas, 


Mason 


Richardson, 


Beique, 


i Edwards, 


(Brig.-Gen l), 


Ross 


Bostock, 


1 Farrell, 


McCall, 


(Moosejaw), 


Bourque, 


Gillmor, 


McLean, 


Sharpe, 


Boyer, 


1 [ Girroir, 


McSweeney, 


Smith, 


Casgrain, 


Gordon, 


Mitchell, 


Talbot, 


Choquette, 


King, 


Montplaisir, 


Tanner, 


Cloran, 


Laird, 


Murphy, 


Taylor, 


Crosby, 


Landry, 


Nicholls, 


Tessier, 


Dandurand, 


La Riviere, 


Owens, 


Thibaudeau, 


David, 


Lavergne, 


Power, 


Thompson, 


Dessaulles, 


Lougheed 


Prowse, 


Wilson, 


De Veber, 


(Sir James), 


Eatz, 


Yeo. 


Donnelly, 









PRAYERS. 

The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. Ratz : 
Ninety-six petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Donnelly, for the Honourable Mr. Lynch-Staunton : 
Of George Christian Breidert and Burton Warnakee Mudge, both of the City of 
Chicago, in the State of Illinois, U.S.A. (Patent). 

By the Honourable Mr. Beaubien : 

Of J. A. Duchastel, of Outremont, in the Province of Quebec, and another of else 
where (Dominion Good Roads Association). 

By the Honourable Mr. Bostock: 
Of the Vancouver Life Insurance Company. 

By the Honourable Mr. Edwards : 
Five Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Richardson: 

Of the Reverend E. A. Saunderson, and others, of Madoc, in the Province of 
Ontario; and 

Twenty Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor: 
Forty-four Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 



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By the Honourable Mr. Taylor, for the Honourable Mr. Sproule: 
Thirty-four Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition; and 
Of Louie Henman and others, of Duntroon and elsewhere, in the County of 
Simcoe, Province of Ontario. 

By the Honourable Mr. Murphy: 
Two Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of the Western Life Assurance Company; praying for the passing of an Act to 
extend the time within which to apply for a license ; and 

Of the Security Life Insurance Company; praying for the passing of an Act 
increasing the number of its directors. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed, from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Twelfth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE EOOM No. 383, 

FRIDAY, May 18, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Twelfth Report, as 
follows : 

In the matter of the Petition of Donald George Whibley, presently of the City 
of Montreal, in the Province of Quebec, purchasing agent; praying for the passing 
of an Act to dissolve his marriage with Frances Lilian Owen Whibley, of the said 
City of Montreal, now of parts unknown, and for such further and other relief as to 
the Senate may seem meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Rules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice, and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath, touching the right of the Petitioner to 
the relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES A. LOUGHEED, 

Acting Chairman. 

It was, on division, Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the 
Day for consideration on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed, from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Thirteenth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

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THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE EOOM No. 383, 

FRIDAY, May 18, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Thirteenth Report, 
as follows: 

In the matter of the Petition of Thomas Edwin Jory, of Riceton, in the Province 
of Saskatchewan, farmer; praying for the passing of an Act to dissolve his marriage 
with Eliza Jory, formerly of the City of Toronto, in the Province of Ontario, presently 
of parts unknown, and for such further and other relief as to the Senate may seem 
meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Rules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice, and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath, touching the right of the Petitioner to 
the relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES A. LOITGHEED, 

Acting Chairman. 

It was, on division, Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the 
Day for consideration on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed, from the Standing Committee on Divorce 
presented their Fourteenth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

FRIDAY, May 18, 1317. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Fourteenth Report, 
as follows : 

In the matter of the Petition of Colin Darrach Poole, of the City of Toronto in 
the Province of Ontario, manager; praying for the passing of an Act to dissolve his 
marriage with Catherine Poole, of the said City of Toronto, and for such further and 
other relief as to the Senate may seem meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Rules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 

. The_ Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 



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3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath, touching the right of the Petitioner to 
the relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMBS A. LOUGHEED, 

Acting Chairman. 

It was, on division, Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the 
Day for consideration on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed, from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Fifteenth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

FRIDAY, May 18, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Fifteenth Report, 
as follows: 

In the matter of the Petition of Florence Evaline Snyder Lockwood, of the City 
of Montreal, in the Province of Quebec; praying for the passing of an Act to dissolve 
her marriage with Edward Lockwood, of the said City of Montreal, mechanic, and 
for such further and other relief as to the Senate may seem meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Rules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice, and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath touching the right of the petitioner to the 
relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Cbmmitteee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES A. LOUGHEED, 

Acting Chairman. 

It was, on division, Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the 
Day for consideration on Tuesday next. 

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The Honourable Sir James Lougheed, from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Sixteenth Keport. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 



THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

FRIDAY, May 18, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Sixteenth Report, 
as follows : 

In the matter of the Petition of Edward Nevilles, of the City of Toronto, in the 
Province of Ontario, sheet metal worker; praying for the passing of an Act to dis- 
solve his marriage with Margaret S. Nevilles, of the said City of Toronto, and for 
such further and other relief as to the Senate may seem meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Eules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a, copy of the notice, and 
.till other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath touching the right of the petitioner to the 
relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that the prayer of the petition be not granted, on 
the ground that the allegation contained in paragraph five (5) thereof has not been 
proven. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES A. LOUGHEED, 

Acting Chairman. 

It was Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for 
consideration on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Casgrain presented to the Senate, a Bill H, intituled : " An 
Act to incorporate The Khaki League." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Casgrain presented to the Senate, a Bill I, intituled: "An 
Act to incorporate The Canadian Division of the Aerial League of the British Empire." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

On motion of the Honourable Mr. Landry, 

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 

General praying that His Excellency will cause to be laid before the Senate: Copy 

of all correspondence exchanged between the Government or its Ministers, the Min 
ister of Militia, the Militia Council, Major-General E. L. Lessard, C.B., inspector- 



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General, or any other person, and Lieut-Colonel Armand Lavergne, O.C., the 61st 
Regiment or any other person, on the subject of the territorial defence of the Pro 
vince of Quebec, as well as copy of all Order* in Council or documents relating to 
this subject. 

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General by such of the Senators as are members of the Privy Council. 

The Honourable Mr. Cloran moved, 

That in eompluince with the demands and objects of the Entente Powers 
prosecuting the present war to secure the overthrow of autocratic rule and 
the establishment of democratic government throughout the world, based on and 
guided by the principle of the right of all nations, great and small, to self-govern 
ment through the means of free Parliaments representative of all the people, and of 
governments responsible both to Parliament and to the people, follows as a matter of 
course that the British Government and Parliament of the United Kingdom of 
Great Britain and Ireland concede without further delay to the Irish people the rights 
and powers of self-government. 

That in so doing the British Government will not only serve the policy of the 
Allied Nations but will contribute to the solidarity of the British Empire itself. 

That a further denial of the right of self-government to the people of Ireland 
will tend to obscure and weaken the cause of liberty for which the war is prosecuted. 

That a refusal to grant to Ireland, irrespective of class or religious denomina 
tion, a free Parliament, representative of the whole people, will constitute a dis 
turbing factor in the consolidation and management of the British Empire. 

That the Speaker of the Senate be directed to forward this Resolution to His 
Majesty King George V, to the Rt. Hon. Lloyd George, Prime Minister of England, 
and to John Redmond, Leader of the Irish people. 
After debate, 
With leave of the Senate. 
The said Motion was withdrawn. 

With leave of the Senate, 

Ordered, That the fee paid upon the Petition of Marguerite Claire Gault for a 
Bill of Divorce be refunded to the Solicitors for the Petitioner, less cost of printing 
and translation, if any. 

His Honour the Speaker presented to the Senate the following communication 
from the Clerk of the Senate : 

THE SENATE, 

OTTAWA, May 21, 1917. 
His Honour The Speaker, 

The Senate. 

SIR, I have the honour to enclose a communication from the Editor of Debates 
and Chief of Reporting Branch with respect to the pay to be allowed to the two 
amanuenses employed on his staff. 

In addition to the regular duties of these amanuenses, in connection with the 
reporting of the Debates, they perform similar duties in connection with the reporting 
of the proceedings of the Committees of the Senate. 

I consider the rate of pay recommended by the Editor of Debates reasonable and 
T commend the same to favourable consideration. 

I have the honour to be, sir, 

Tour obedient servant, 

A. E. BLOUNT, 

Clerk of the Senate. 



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THE SENATE, 

OFFICE OF DEBATES AND REPORTING, 

OTTAWA, May 21, 1917. 

SIR, As provision has not yet been made for the rate of pay to be allowed to the 
two amanuenses employed in this office, I beg to recommend that they be paid at the 
rate of $5 per day as Sessional employees, but with half pay only for such period of 
any adjournment as exceeds seven days. As they are necessarily especially expert for 
the work they are required to do, the rate recommended is the same as that paid for 
many years to similar employees in the House of Commons. 

I have the honour to be, sir, 

Your obedient servant, 

ALBERT HORTON, 

Editor of Debates and 

Chief of Reporting Branch. 
A. E. BLOUNT, Esq., 

Clerk of the Senate. 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That the said communication be referred to the Standing Committee on 
Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts. 

His Honour the Speaker presented to the Senate the following communication 
received by him from the Joint Librarians of Parliament:- 

LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT, 

OTTAWA, May 15, 1917. 

SIR, The Joint Librarians of Parliament have the honour to forward a certificate, 
according to law, from the Civil Service Commissioners in favour of Mr. Herbert D. 
Throop, lately a messenger in the Library, authorizing his appointment as a Clerk in 
Sub-division B of the Third Division, at an initial salary of $700 per annum. 

The Librarians have the honour to request that the certificate be laid on the Table 
of the Senate according to Statute. 

We have the honour to be, sir, 

Your obedient servants, 

A. D. DECELLES, 

General Librarian. 

MARTIN J. GRIFFIJST, 

Parliamentary Librarian. 
The Honourable 

The Speaker of the Senate. 

CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT TO SUB-DIVISION B OF THE THIRD DIVISION. 

WHEREAS by an Act of the Parliament of Canada, Chapter 15 of 7-8 Edward VII, 
intituled: "An Act to amend The Civil Service Act," it is amongst other things in 
effect enacted, that except as therein otherwise provided, appointments to positions in 
the Inside Service under that of Deputy Head shall be by competitive examination, 
which shall be of such a nature as will determine the qualifications of candidates for 
the particular positions to which they are to be appointed, and shall be held by the 
Commission from time to time in accordance with the regulations made by it, and 
approved by the Governor in Council. 



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AND WHEREAS^ Mr. Herbert David Throop, of Ottawa, Ontario, aged twenty-six 
(hereinafter called the candidate) has been examined under the direction of the Civil 
Service Commission in open competitive examination, in conformity with the provisions 
of the Civil Service Act, and of the rules and regulations made thereunder, and has 
established his fitness for appointment by securing 27th place at the said examination; 

AND WHEREAS the said Civil Service Commission has ascertained respecting the 
candidate : 

That he is a British subject and has been a resident of Canada for at least three 
years ; 

That he is within the limits of age prescribed for the position to which it is pro 
posed to appoint him; 

That he is free from any physical defect or disease which would be likely to inter 
fere with the proper discharge of his duties; 

That his character and habits are such as to qualify him for such position; and 

That he possesses the requisite knowledge and ability to enter on the discharge of 
his official duties; 

Now THIS is TO CERTIFY that the candidate is qualified to be admitted on probation 
to the Department of Library of Parliament as a Clerk of the Third Division, Sub 
division B. 

The Librarians of Parliament having reported that exceptional qualifications are 
required for the performance of the duties of this position, and that it is proposed to 
make the initial salary on appointment $700 per annum, the Commissioners accord 
ingly certify, pursuant to the provisions of Section 33 of the Civil Service Amendment 
Act, 1908, that Mr. Herbert David Throop possesses the exceptional qualifications 
required for the performance of the duties of the position to which he is hereby 
appointed. 

(Sgd.) ADAM SHOETT, 

M. G. LAEOCHELLE, 

Commissioners. 
Dated this First day of April, one thousand nine hundred and sixteen. 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That the said communication be referred to the Standing Committee of 
Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
7, intituled: "An Act respecting The Continental Heat and Light Company," to 
which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

10, intituled : " An Act to incorporate The Grand Lodge of the Canadian Association 
of Stationary Engineers of the Dominion of Canada," to which they desire the con 
currence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Eeading on 
Friday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

11, intituled: "An Act respecting The Canadian Order of the Woodmen of the 
World," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 



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The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
25, intituled : " An Act to incorporate The Eastern Telephone and Telegraph Com 
pany," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
27, intituled: "An Act to amend an Act to incorporate The Canadian General 
Council of The Boy Scouts Association," to which they desire the concurrence of the 
Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

40, intituled : " An Act to incorporate La Societe des Artisans Canadiens Franqais," 
to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 



A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

41, intituled : " An Act respecting The Grand Trunk Pacific Branch Lines Company," 
to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading 1 on 
Friday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
44, intituled: "An Act to incorporate Alliance Nationale" to which they desire the 
concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill F, " An Act for the relief of Delbert 
R. O Neil," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to this House. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill G, " An Act for the relief of Edward 
A. Barnwell," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 
It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 



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Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to this House. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Heading of the Bill C, "An Act 
to limit the Appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Canada," it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until Wednesday, the 6th of June, next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred the 
Petition of George W. S. Garrett, together with the evidence taken before the said 
Committee. 

The said Report was, on division, adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Eighth Report of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred the 
Petition of Charles F. R. Jones, together with the evidence taken before the said Com 
mittee. 

The said Report was; on division, adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Ninth Report of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred the 
Petition of Florence A. Kennedy, together with the evidence taken before the said 
Committee. 

The said Report was, on division, adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Tenth Report of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred the 
Petition of John B. Parker, together with the evidence taken before the said Com 
mittee. 

The said Report was, on division, adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Eleventh Report of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred the 
Petition of Beatrice Matthews Hilton, together with the evidence taken before the said 
Committee. 

The said Report was, on division, adopted. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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Wednesday, May 23rd, 1917. 

The Members convened were : 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker. 

The Honourable Messieurs 

Beaubien, De Veber, Lougheed Prowse, 

Bostock, Donnelly, (Sir James), Richardson, 

Bourque, Douglas, Mason Eoss 

Bowell Edwards, (Brig.-Gen l), (Moosejaw), 

(Sir Mackenzie), Farrell, McCall, Smith, 

Boyer, Forget, McLean, Talbot, 

Casgrain, Gillmor, McLennan, Tanner, 

Choquette, Girroir, McSweeney, Taylor, 

Cloran, Gordon, Mitchell, Tessier, 

Crosby, King, Montplaisir, Thibaudeau, 

Dandurand, Laird, Murphy, Thompson, 

Daniel, Landry, Mcholls, Wilson, 

David, La Riviere, Owens, Yeo. 

Dennis, Lavergne, Power, 

Dessaulles, Legris, Prince, 

PRAYERS. 

The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table : 

By the Honourable Mr. Beaubien:- 
Of Alliance Nationale, a body corporate in the Province of Quebec. 

By the Honourable Mr. Smith: 
Fifty-two Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell : 

Of S. C. Henderson and others, of Belleville, and elsewhere, in the Province of 
Ontario; and 

Seventy-eight Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Laird : 

Of Constance E. Brewster and others, of the City of Regina and elsewhere, in the 
Province of Saskatchewan; and 

One hundred and nineteen Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Laird, for the Honourable Mr. Sharpe: 
Of The Western Canada Accident and Guarantee Insurance Company. 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor: 
Five Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Donnelly: 

Of the Municipal Council of the Town of Owen Sound, in the Province of 
Ontario. 

By the Honourable Mr. McCall: 
Twenty-one Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 



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By the Honourable Mr. Yeo : 
One Petition praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Edwards: 
Five Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of The Empire Life Insurance Company ; praying for an extension of time within 
which to secure a license. 

Of The Western Dominion Railway Company; praying for an extension of time 
within which to complete its undertaking. 

Of tb " -erial Order Daughters of the Empire, and the Children of the Empire 
(Junior i.ui ^n) ; praying for an Act of Incorporation. 

Of The Interprovincial and James Bay Railway Company; praying for an exten 
sion of time within which to complete its undertaking. 

Of La Compagnie du Chemin de fer de Colonisation du Nord; praying for an 
extension of time within which to complete its undertaking. 

Of John G. eerry, of Toronto, Hugh Alexander Stewart and others of the 
Town of Brockville; praying for the passing of an Act incorporating them under the 
name of " The Manitoba and Ontario Railway Company." 

Of William Harvie and others, of Brighton and elsewhere ; praying for amendments 
to the Criminal Code. 

Of James Wallace Tygard, of the City of Toronto; praying for the passing of an 
Act empowering the Commissioner of Patents to issue a patent on certain improve 
ments in internal combustion engines. 

Of J. W. Hopkins and others, of Moosejaw, Saskatchewan; praying for the passing 
of an Act, incorporating them under the name of the Army and Navy Veterans of 
Canada; and 

Of the Kaslo and Slocan Railway Company; praying for 4he passing of an Act 
authorizing the company to enter into an agreement of lease or sale with the Canadian 
Pacific Railway Company, and for other purposes. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate, Return to an humble 
Address of the Senate to His Excellency the Governor General, dated the 26th day of 
January, 1917, for a statement showing the date and object of all commissions insti 
tuted by the Government of the day, since its accession to power in 1911, up to the 
present date; the number of days during which each of these commissions sat, giving 
the names of the individuals who formed part of such commissions, and what was the 
cost of each to the country. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 161.) 

Report of the work of the Military Hospitals Commission, May, 1917. 
(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 158.) 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

Brigadier-General the Honourable Mr. Mason, from the Special Committee to 
consider and report upon: 

(a) The reception, treatment, care, training and re-education of the wounded, 
disabled and convalescent who have served in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. 

(b) The provision of employment for those who have been honourably dsscharged 
from the Canadian Expeditionary Forces and the training and re-education of those 
so discharged who are unable to engage in their former occupations, presented their 
Second Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 



98 23rd May 1917 



THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 1917. 

The Special Committee of the Senate appointed for the purpose of considering, 
inquiring into and reporting upon : 

(a) The reception, treatment, care, training and re-education of the wounded, 
disabled and convalescent who have served in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. 

(fc) The provision for employment for those who have been honourably discharged 
from the Canadian Expeditionary Forces and the training and re-education of those so 
discharged who are unable to engage in their former occupations, beg leave to pre 
sent their Second Report, as follows : 
Your Committee recommend : 

1. That they be authorized to inquire into all phases of the question of returned 
soldiers. 

2. That all Bills for the incorporation of societies or associations having as their 
object the care, welfare or interest of returned soldiers be referred to this Committee 
for investigation and report to the Senate. 

3. That the Committee be empowered to send for persons, papers and records. 

4. That the expenses of witnesses summoned before the Committee be paid out of 
the contingencies of the Senate. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

J. MASON, 

Chairman. 

. On motion of Brigadier-General the Honourable Mr. Mason, seconded by the 
Honourable Mr. Landry, it was 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed upon the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Tessier, from the Standing Committee on Standing Orders, 
presented their Sixth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

WEDNESDAY, May 23, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Standing Orders have the honour to make their 
Sixth Report, as follows : 

Your Committee have examined the following Petitions and find the rules com 
plied with in each case: 

Of James B. King, and others, of the City of Clyde, Ohio, U.S.A.,; praying for 
the passing of an Act to renew their patent. 

Of the British Columbia and White River Railway Company; praying for the 
passing of an Act to extend the time within which to complete its undertaking. 

Of Ernest Mead Baker, of the City of Detroit, U.S.A.; praying for the passing of 
an Act authorizing the Commissioner of Patents to receive the fee for the second and 
third terms of Patent No. 125,565. 

Of The Canada Preferred Insurance Company; praying for an extension of time 
within which to obtain a license under the provisions of the Insurance Act, 1910, and 
for other purposes. 

Of The Grand Trunk Pacific Branch Lines Company; praying for an extension 
of time to complete certain lines of railway. 



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Of The Sharp Rotary Ash Receiver Company; praying for the passing of an Act 
to enable them to pay fees for a further term of twelve years. 

Of The Western Life Assurance Company; praying for the passing of an Act to 
extend the time within which to apply for a license. 

Of The Security Life Insurance Company; praying for the passing of an Act 
increasing the number of its directors ; and 

Of W. T. R. Knight and others; praying for an Act of incorporation under the 
name of " The Great War Veterans Association of Canada." 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

JULES TESSIER, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Honourable Mr. De Veber presented to the Senate a Bill J, intituled : " An 
Act for the relief of Charles R. F. Jones." 

The said Bill was read a first time and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Second Reading on 
Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Taylor presented to the Senate a Bill K, intituled : " An 
Act for the relief of Florence A. Kennedy." 

The said Bill was read a first time and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Second Reading on 
Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Taylor presented to the Senate a Bill L, intituled : " An 
Act for the relief of John B. Parker." 

The said Bill was read a first time and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Second Reading on 
Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Gordon presented to the Senate a Bill M, intituled: "An 
Act for the relief of Beatrice Matthews Hilton." 

The said Bill was read a first time and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Second Reading on 
Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 5, " An Act respecting The Guardian 
Accident and Guarantee Company and to change its name to The Guardian Insur 
ance Company of Canada, " was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 6, " An Act respecting The Atha- 
baska Northern Railway Company," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 8, " An Act to incorporate The Bishop 
of Mackenzie River," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 9, " An Act respecting The Lachine, 
Jacques Cartier and Maisonneuve Railway Company," was read a second time, and 
Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 



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Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 14, " An Act respecting The Grain 
Growers Grain Company, Limited, and to authorize it to change its name to United 
Grain Growers, Limited, " was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee 011 Banking and Commerce. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 15, " An Act respecting the Saint 
John Board of Trade," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 16, " An Act to confirm certain agree 
ments made between The Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern Railway and Navigation 
Company and The Canadian Northern Pacific Railway Company," was read a second 
time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 17, " An Act respecting The Western 
Dominion Railway Company," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 26, " An Act respecting The Calgary 
and Fernie Railway Company," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 28, " An Act respecting The Can 
adian Northern Quebec Railway Company," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 29, " An Act to amend the Act incor 
porating The Canadian iSurety Company," was read a second time, and 
Referred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 30, " An Act respecting The Can 
adian Western Railway Company," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill 34, " An 
Act respecting The Interprovincial and James Bay Railway Company," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed until Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 35, "An Act respecting the Kaslo 
and Slocan Railway Company," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill 36, " An Act 
respecting La Compagnie du Chemin de Fer de Colonisation du Nord," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day the Bill 37, " An Act respecting The Mount 
Royal Tunnel and Terminal Company, Limited," was read a second time, and 
Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

The Order of the Day Being read for the Second Reading of the Bill 38, " An 
Act respecting certain patents of George C. Breidert and Burton W. Mudge," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 



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The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 
Correspondence between the Eight Honourable Sir Robert Borden and the Eight 

Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier, respecting proposals for the extension of the term of 

Parliament, November 3, 1915, to January 3, 1917. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 161a.) 

* 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

By unanimous consent, 

The- Senate adjourned until Monday next at half past two o clock, in the afternoon. 



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28th May 



1917 



Monday, May 28th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Belcourt, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Bo yer, 
Casgrain, 
Choquette, 
Crosby, 
Curry, 
Dandurand, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 

PRAYERS. 



Douglas, 
Edwards, 
Farrell, 
Forget, 
Gillmor, 
Girroir, 
Gordon, 
King, 
Laird, 
Landry, 
La Riviere, 
Legris, 
Lougheed 
(Sir James), 



Lynch- S taunton, 
Mason 

(Brig-Gen l), 
McCall, 
McLean, 
McLennan, 
McSweeney, 
Milne, 
Mitchell, 
Murphy, 
Nicholls, 
Owens, 
Poirier, 
Pope, 



Power, 

Prince, 

Prowse, 

Ratz, 

Richardson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Smith, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thompson, 
Yeo. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table : 

By the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell : 

Of Mary Pellatt and others (The Dominion Council of the Girl Guides Associa 
tion) ; and 

Nine Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Ratz : 
Twenty-four Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Belcourt: 
Thirteen Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Sir James Lougheed : 
Several Petitions praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 

By the Honourable Mr. Bostock: 
Several Petitions praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor: 
Several Petitions praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor, for the Honourable Mr. Sproule: 

Ten Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition; and 

By the Honourable Mr. Dandurand: 
Several Petitions praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 



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The following Petitions were severally read and received : 

Of J. A. .Duchastel, of Outremoiit, in the Province of Quebec, and another of 
elsewhere; praying for an Act of incorporation as " The Dominion Good Roads Asso 
ciation. 

Of The Vancouver Life Insurance Company; praying for the passage of an Act 
extending the time within which to secure a certificate required under The Insurance 
Act. 

Of George Christian Breidert and Burton W. Mudge, of Chicago, U.S.A.; praying 
that the Commissioner of Patents be empowered to accept applications and issue 
certain Patents of Invention. 

Of The Western Canada Accident and Guarantee Insurance Company; praying 
for an amendment to their Act of incorporation. 

Of the Municipal Council of Owen Sound; praying that steps be taken for the 
speedy termination of the War before an appeal to the people is made. 

Of Alliance Nationale; praying for a Dominion Charter. 

Of S. L. Shaw and others, of Kingsey Falls and Dannville, Quebec; of Rev 
erend Edouard Revel, Pastor, and others, of Grande Ligne, Quebec, and other places 
in Ontario and New Brunswick; of Reverend Edward W. Crane and others, of 
Valleyfield, Quebec; of Henry W. Henderson and others, of Union and other places; 
and of Henry A. Brown and others, of Murray Harbour and other places, all of 
Prince Edward Island; of Colin Campbell and others, of Lindsay, New Brunswick; 
of James Cummings and others, of Stellartoii and other places; and of F. J. Pentelow 
and others, of Wallace and other places, all of Nova Scotia; of E. G. Ther- 
mode and others, of Victoria ; and of D. M. Perley and others, of Fernie and other 
places, all of British Columbia; of Mrs. W. A. Lewis and others, of Edmonton; of 
Laura A. Sullivan and others, of Hardisty and other places; and of Harry S. Bird 
and others, of Burdett and other places, all of Alberta ; of T. N. Carpenter and others, 
of Saskatoon and other places; of E. A. Davis and others of Oxbow; of Frank 
Caldwell and others, of Rokeby and other places, all of Saskatchewan; of Mrs. A. 
Burgess and others, of Boissevain ; of Mrs. A. Bond and others, of Roland and other 
places; and of Miss Katherine J. Cameron and others, of Hamiota and other places, 
all of Manitoba ; of John F. German and others, of Toronto ; of G. A. Hamilton and 
others, of Port Credit and other places; of Reverend Herbert Lee and others, of New 
Liskeard and other places; of J. A. Dowswell and others, of Essex and other places; 
of Mary Wilson and others, of Allenford and other places; of Mrs. William Roch- 
brune and others, of Maberly; of Mrs. A. D. Donald and others, of Bosanquet; of 
John Webster and others, of Kemptville; of W. Iv. Allen and others, of Campbellville 
and other places; of Mrs. P. G. Knoll and others, of Port Colborne and other places; 
of A. Welfare and others, of West Hamilton and other places; of Mrs. Peter Brodie 
and others, of York and other places; of Charles Wells and others, of Marmora and 
other places; of Mabel C. Stewart and others, of R.R. No. 5, Guelph and other places; 
of Reverend C. R. Morrow and others, of Richwood and other places; of Mrs. A. 
Claydon and others, of Eastwood and other places; of Herms Weigand and others, of 
R.R. No. 1, Bornholm and other places; of Mrs. Frederick West and others, of Sarnia, 
R.R. No.. 3, and other places; of Mrs. John Byers and others, of Cartwright and 
other places; of Mrs. (Reverend) A. H. Brace and others, of Gravenhurst; of George 
Westman and others, of Granton and Denfield R.R. No. 2; of Reverend R. Corrigan 
and others, of Toronto, all of Ontario ; of Reverend J. W. Gregory, Pastor, and others, 
of Fullerton and other places; of Reverend James Rattray and others, of Tweed; 
of J. A. Black and others, of Mono Mills and other places; of Mrs. Shortridge and 
others, of Columbus ; of Mrs. Edwin L. Smith and others, of Oakland and other places, 
all of Ontario; of George F. Chaplin and others, of Middle Stewiacke and other 
places; of Edward H. Ball and others, of Sandy Cove and other places, all of Nova 
Scotia; of Mary Russell and others, of Strathclair and other places, Manitoba; and 

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of Mrs. E. Pearmaiii and others, of Victoria, British Columbia, and other places; 
of G. C. White and others, of Maryfield and other places, Saskatchewan; of Mrs. 
Andrew Hope and others, of Wyevale and Elmvale; of T. B. Shillington and others, 
of Blenheim; of T. W. Pearson and others, of Blenheim; of Dr. F. W. McKinnon 
and others, of Ottawa; of Agnes M. Rankin and others, of Wyebridge and other 
places, all of Ontario; of H. H. Halladay, Mayor and others, of Hanna, Alberta; 
of Olive Isaacs and others, of Cobalt and other places; of Mrs. James McKinnon 
and others, of Hillsburg and other places; of David A. Eoss and others of Warwick 
and other places; of Mrs. J. B. Stobie and others of Port Lock and other places, 
all of Ontario; of William Muncey and others, of Belleisle Creek and other places, 
New Brunswick; of Mrs. W. A. Begg and others of Tiverton and other places, 
Ontario ; and of Mrs. J. McDonald and others of Victoria, British Columbia ; of 
Mrs. John B. McLaren and others, of Eenfrew and other places; of Bertram S. 
Cookman and others, of Brownton and other places; of A. O. Kidd and others, of 
Peterborough and other places; of H. W. Cooksey and others of Brampton; and of 
Mary A. Larke and others, of Brockville, all of the Province of Ontario; of Arthur 
H. Hogan and others, of East Bella Bella; and of Mrs. James Johnson and others, 
of Cranbrook, all of British Columbia; of Mrs. G. B. Eeed and others, of Stony 
Mountain and other places, Manitoba; of Alexander Forbes and others, of Grande 
Prairie and other places, Alberta; of Mrs. Leslie Wright and others, of Gainsborough 
and other places, Saskatchewan; of Eeverend John H. Sulston and others, of N. E. 
Margaree, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia; of Eeverend E. G. D. Freeman and others, of 
Toronto, Ontario; of Charles Wood and others, of Hamiota; and of George McNally 
and others, of McAuley, all of the Province "of Manitoba; of Eeverend A. F. Pollock, 
Pastor, and others, of Granby; and of William Z. Thompson and others, of Cantley 
and other places of Quebec and Ontario; of Frank Fretwell and others, of Prescott; 
of Eeverend W. E. Telford and others, of Kenmore and other places; of Captain E. 
Laycock and others, of Tillsonburg; of Eeverend W. M. Bellsmith and others, of 
Homing s Mills and other places ; of John Eobinson and others, of North Orillia and 
other places; of John Sargent and others, of Westwood and other places; of Mrs. H. 
J. Hutson and others, of Essex and other places; of J. T. Sutcliffe and others, of 
C amlachie and other places; of George Carrie and others, of Bognor and other places; 
of Eeverend John L. Simpson and others, of Whitney and other places, all of Ontario ; 
of Mm William Taylor and others, of McAuley and other places ; of Eeverend Eobert 
Martin and others, of Somerset, all of Manitoba ; of William Moore and others, of Bay 
View and other places; of G. F. Wood and others, of Debert; all of Nova Scotia; of F. 
E. Wagg and others, of Canora and other places, Saskatchewan; of E. S. Grant, of Iron 
Springs, and others, of Lethbridge; of Mrs. John Jame&on and others, of Leo and 
other places ; all of Alberta ; of William Elliott and others, of Jubilee and other places ; 
of Adeline W. Nelson and others, of Gibson s Landing and other places; and of 
S. J. Thompson and others, of Victoria, all of British Columbia ; severally praying 
for certain amendments of the Criminal Code of Canada, respecting the legal protection 
of girls up to the age of 21 years, and for other purposes. (73 Petitions.) 

Of J. Wismer and Mrs. T. J. Polly, of the Methodist Sunday School of Petrolea ; 
of Eeverend Allan H. Brown, M.A.S.T.D., and John L. Brown, of Bethel and 
Arkona Congregations, Arkona Circuit Methodist Church; of Eeverend D. Mc- 
Gugan and Isaiah Bailey, of the Free Methodist Church of Thedford; of Margaret 
McKinlay and Mary Young, of the Young People s Guild of the Presbyterian 
Church, Wyoming; of James B. Abra, Superintendent of the Church and Sunday 
School of Provindence, Township of Moore; of Charles F. Snow and Wellington 
Hamilton, of the Free Methodist Church of Charlemont; of K. L. Gorton and George 
Sexton, of the Adult Bible Class, Sabbath School of Waubuno Methodist Church; 
of W. P. Forshee and Gladys Peters, of the Sabbath School of the Methodist 



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Church of Florence; of Mrs. J. B. Jackson and Mrs. T. E. Langford, of the Women s 
Missionary Society of St. Paul s Presbyterian Church, Simcoe ; of Eeverend E. R. 
McKay and John Wilkinson, of the Central Baptist Church of Sarnia; of H. E. 
Blakely and G. E. Wadland, of Devine St. Methodist Sunday School of Sarnia; of 
W. E. Nelson and Hugh Baird, of Parker St. Methodist Sunday School of Sarnia; 
of D. C. Coverly, of the Official Board of Point Edward Methodist Church; of T. C. 
Wheatley, of the Official Board and Congregation of Blackwell Methodist Church, 
Point Edward; of Henry Broughton, of the Official Board and Congregation of 
London Eoad West Methodist Church, Point Edward; of I. Parker Crees, of the 
Civic Improvement League of Point Edward; of Eeverend W. K. Shearer and W. G. 
Barr, of the Presbyterian Sunday School of Drumbo ; of Eeverend J. M. Warner 
and George Parker, of the First Baptist Church of Woodstock; of A. Anderson, of. 
the Official Board of the Methodist Church of Princeton; of Eeverend William G. 
Buell, Pastor, and Alexander King, of Hebron and Llickson Churches of East Zorra; 
of Lome Kipp and F. Vickert, of Willing Workers Class of the Methodist Sunday 
School, Princeton; of T. Starr and V. H. Vupp, of the Methodist Sabbath School 
of Princeton; of Mary A. Freeman, of the Women s Guild of St. Paul s Anglican 
Church of Princeton; of Eeverend O. G. Hallman, Pastor, and others, of the Evan 
gelical Church of Blenheim and other places; of Annie Trowhill and Louise B. 
Gould, of the Women s Christian Temperance Union of Woodstock; of Howard J. 
Hogg and Cecil S. Young, of St. Andrew s Sunday School of Thamesford; of W. J. 
M. Glaves, Superintendent of the Bright Methodist Sunday School; of Eoy Stauffer, 
of Epworth League of Washington; of Eeverend George Lowndes, Pastor, of Bright 
and Bethel Official Boards of Methodist Churches, Bright Circuit; of Jno. Newton 
and W. B. Leslie, of the Methodist Sabbath School of Thamesford; of W. E. Trena- 
man and Irene M. Williams, of Embro Methodist Sunday School; of A. G. Ede and 
others, of the Sabbath School of Central Methodist Church, Woodstock ; of James 
A. Telfer and James E 1 . Balkwill, of the Baptist Sunday School of Wolverton; of 
Zella May Hotson and Annie Ella Houlden. of the Baptist Young People s Union of 
the 16th Line East Zorra Baptist Church; of Hugh S. McKay and C. Earl Empey, 
of the St. Andrew s Guild of Thamesford; of J. W. Sutherland, of the Presbyterian 
Congregation of Kintore; of Eeverend James Cormock, Pastor, and W. George 
Gauley, of the Congregation of Knox Church of Vars; of S i . E, Stuart and A. D. 
Cameron, of Knox Church Sunday School, Mitchell; of W. E. Beese and Louis H. 
Pletsch, of the Sebringville Church of the Evangelical Association; of Eeverend W. 
E. Darling, B.A., and William Sadler, of the Methodist Church of Staffa; of Samuel 
MacLean, of the Congregation of Knox Church, St. Marys; of Allan B. Mann and 
others, of the Sunday School of Gilmour Memorial Baptist, Church, Peterborough; 
of H. B. Cowan, President of the Temperance Association of the City and County 
of Peterborough ; of A. D. Heine and J. M. Greene, of the Trinity Methodist Sunday 
School of Peterborough; of H. J. Near and W. F. Skinner, of Trinity Methodist 
Sunday School of Stratford; of Finlay Matheson and Benjamin Leckie, of the 
Congregation of St. Andrew s Church, Stratford; of Harry Dunsmore and Frederick 
Dunsmore, of Harmony Methodist Sunday School; of James J. Mason, of the Official 
Board of Central Methodist Church of Stratford; of Eeverend B. M. Smith, Pastor, 
and Robert Eenwick, of the Presbyterian Church of Dromore; of W. J. Young and 
Thomas V. Bell, of the Sabbath School of School Section No. 9, Durham; of Rev 
erend D. B. Marsh and W. H. Eogers, of the Presbyterian Church Congregation of 
Holstein; of Eeverend W. J. McLean, M.A., of the Presbyterian Church of Hanover; 
of Andrew Derby, of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Sunday School of Hanover; of Eev 
erend F. Ashton, Pastor of the Bentinck Baptist Church of Mulock; of Inse Kelly 
and Eeverend J. G. McKee, Pastor, of the Official Board of Bridgeworth Circuit 
(Methodist) ; of W. H. Eumball and Baker Stewart, of Union Sunday School of 
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Sturgeon Bay; of Reverend G. E. Smith, Pastor, and R. E. Butler, of College Avenue 
Methodist Church, Woodstock; of George Yeo and John Yeo, of the Epworth League 
of Innerkip Methodist Church; of Annabel Caufield and Bertha Pattridge, of Philathea 
Club of Central Methodist Church, Woodstock ; of E. Mills and D. E, Osborne, of the 
Adult Bible Class, of the Methodist Sunday School, Florence; of Mrs. Mary Sinclair 
Barber and Mrs. Isabella Tanner, of the Central Women s Christian Temperance 
Union of Sarnia; of Jno. J. Minds and William Baird of St. Andrew s Church, 
Carletoii Place; of Eeverend H. W. Wright, Pastor, and Ogle Carss, of the Baptist 
Church of Smiths Falls, all of Ontario; of Sydney Cameron and Miss Annie 
Folland, of the Prince William Mission, Sons of Temperance of Margate; of B. W. 
LePage and Chester Woollier of the Eustice Section of Stanley, Cavendish, New 
Glasgow and Eustice Congregation; of Eeverend Alfred W. Watson and others of 
Congregation (Anglican) of St. Mark s Church, Kensington, all of Prince Edward 
Island; of Estella Penfound and Emelia Lear, of Sunshine Class of Ebenezer Sunday 
School; of Edmund Tink and John Whiteford of the Ontario Alliance, Branch of 
the Township of Whitby; of M. S. Chapman and Darden Cronk, of the St. Andrew s 
Presbyterian Sabbath School, Pickering; of Eeverend Joseph E. Eeal, Pastor, and 
George Cooper, of the Methodist Church, Claremont; of Alexander McGregor and 
William M. Crans of the Bethesda Sunday School, Township of Reach; of William 
E. Nicholls and Frank Gregg, of the Baptist Sunday School of Greenbank; of J. T. 
Shuttleworth and Harry Banks of the Sunshine Class of Brooklin; of W. L. Courtice 
and M. E. Barratt, of the Methodist Sunday School of Pickering; of H. T. Cole, of 
the Kedron Methodist Congregation of Columbus, all of the Province of Ontario; 
of George A. C. Campbell and M. Knot of the W.B.F.H.M.S. of Rockland; of Etta 
C. Sabiston and Mrs. C. A. Farmer, of the Woman s Christian Temperance Union of 
Perth; of J. Bassingthwaighte, of the Official Board of the Central Methodist Church 
of the City of Sault Ste. Marie; of E. C. Coleman, of the Farmer s Club of Johnson 
No. 3, Bruce Mines; of T. G. Armstrong and C. L. Sprague, of the Methodist Sunday 
School of Dexter; of L. N. Laier, of the Church of Christ of As lmer; of John J. 
Durrant and M. Payne, of the Methodist Church of Port Stanley; of Eeverend A. E- 
M. Thurnson and H. L. Stratton, of St. Paul s Methodist Church of Aylmer; of J. 
Billington and Dora E. Neville, of the Executive of the Straffordville Methodist 
Sabbath School; of C. Sinclair and E. II. Smith, of the Men s Union of the Baptist 
Church of Alymer; of O. D. Oatman, of Tillsonburg and others of the Baptist Church 
of Eden and other places ; of S. H. Eastman, of the Presbyterian Congregation of Port 
Stanley; of G. E. Wright and others, of Mount Vernon Methodist Church of Lyons 
Circuit; of M. A. Neshitt and Jennie Leefle of the W.C.T.U. of Alymer; of John A. Car- 
michael and Eoss Carmichael, of Widdifield Methodist Sunday School; of Elma Nor 
mandy and Miss E. Brydges of the Young People s Society of C. E. of North Cobalt 
Presbyterian Church; of Eeverend A. M. Partridge, Pastor, and S. S. Luckey, of Warren 
and Hugel Congregations of the Methodist Church at Warren; of Mrs. M. Smaill and 
others, of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Sunday School and Bible Class of Cache Bay; 
of Reverend Herbert Lee, Pastor, and C. A. Byam, of the New Liskeard Methodist 
Church; of G. H. Gordon, of St. Andrew s Sunday School of Sturgeon Falls; of 
George P. Cocklan and James I. MacKay, of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church, 
Sturgeon Falls ; of Gertrude King and W. Roy McA 7 ittie, of the Young People s Guild 
of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church of North Bay; of Reverend D. J. Lane, and 
others, of the Presbyterian Congregation of South Luther ; of Reverend D. J. Storms 
and others, of the Congregational Churches of Shelburne and Maple Grove; of H. 
Gilbert, of the Presbyterian Church of Mansfield; of Elmer Stile and Alma McConnell, 
of Epworth League of the Orangeville Methodist Church ; of Reverend A. F. Bamford 
and Joseph Beswetherich of the Congregation of Airlie Methodist Church; of Harvey 
Leslie and John Loughlin, of the Orton Sunday School ; of Reverend A. N. Cooper, of 
the Methodist Church of Grand Valley ; of Reverend D. J. Lane and others, of the 



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Presbyterian Congregation of Grand Valley; of Mrs. Allan Boyd and Miss Elsie 
Gardner, of the Heathcote Women s Institute; of John McQuaker and H. H. Burgess, 
of the Sabbath School of Division St. Presbyterian Church, Owen Sound; of Margaret 
Blythe and S. E. Mercer, of the Women s Missionary Society of Knox Church, Shallow 
Lake; of Alexina McLeod and Eliza L. Stephens, of the Women s Christian Temper 
ance Union of Owen Sound; of John Bunston and Wesley Mclnnes, of the Salem 
Methodist Sunday School of the Township of Derby, County of Grey; of Thomas 
Laidlaw and Gertrude Fawcett of the Epworth League of the Heathcote Methodist 
Ohurch; of Eose Thompson and Robert Barfoot, of the Epworth League of Shallow 
Lake Methodist Church ; of Eeverend W. M. Lee, of the Congregation of Temple Hill 
Presbyterian Church; of Eeverend F. Ashton and John Ellison, of the Glenely Baptist 
Church; of Eeverend G. S. Scott and others, of the Presbyterian Congregation of 
Kilsyth ; of W. H. Marshall and John Hewitson, of the Presbyterian Church of North 
Derby; of S. D. Jamieson and J. B. Eraser, of the Presbytery of Owen Sound, of the 
Presbyterian Church in Canada; of W. F. Grey, of the First Methodist Church, Owen 
Sound; of Eeverend W. J. Cadman and O. A. Fleming, of the Church of Disciples of 
Christ of Owen Sound; of James A. Priest, of the Eockford Sunday School; of 
Thomas Willoughby and H. H. Port, of the First Methodist Sunday School of Owen 
Sound; of P. T. Pilkey, M.A., and M. E. McCall, of the Knox Presbyterian Church, 
Owen Sound; of C. M. Culbertson and others, of the Methodist Sunday School of 
Meaford; of J. Macintosh, of Owen Sound Baptist Church; of W. F. Wright and F. 
W. Clarke, of the Knox Presbyterian Church of Ventry; of Eeverend W. Hall, Pastor, 
and others, of Glen Alda Sunday School of the Township of Shandos, County of Peter 
borough; of J. I. Mann, of the Epworth League of Wyoming Methodist Church; of 
Eobecca Ferrier, of the Busy Y.W.C.T.U. of Perth; of Mrs. E. Jackson, of the B. B. 
Class of the Methodist S. S., V. Harbour; of . W. II. Eumball and J. Stephens, of 
the Methodist Sunday School of Victoria Harbour; of John S. Dallas and John A. 
McDonald, of Bosanquet Temperance Organization ; of G. H. Oke, of the Township of 
Brooke; of John Greet and Harry Isaac, of the Marlborough >St. Sunday School of 
Brantford; of E. C. Crawley and W. Joseph Freeborn, of the Epworth League of the 
Marlborough St. Methodist Church, Brantford ; of Alexander Lamb and F. W. Weldon, 
of the Quarterly Official Board of the Marlborough St. Methodist Church, Brantford: 
of Mrs. Eoberts and others, of the W.C.T.U. of Oakland; of M. J. Eead and Mary 
Eothwell, of the W.C.T.TJ. of Brantford ; of Mary E. Secord and Marian G. Mitchell, of 
Equal Franchise Club, of the City of Brantford; of Florence E. Story and Helen 
McAdam, of the Baptist Young People, Baptist Church, Brantford; of Mrs. W. H. 
Neil and Mrs. J. M. Lindsay, of the Castleford Branch of the Women s Institute; of 
Thomas Milburn, of the Dundas St. Methodist Church of Woodstock ; of Louis M. Ede, 
of the Epworth League of Central Methodist Church, Woodstock, all of Ontario; of 
Charles Waye and Lestock Anderson, of the Presbyterian Congregation of St. Peters; 
of Milton McLaren and Newton McEwen, of the Presbyterian Congregation of Green 
wich and Cable Head; and of J. Webster and Eobert E. Webster, of the Presbyterian 
Congregation of Marie, Morell and Midgele, all of the Province of Prince Edward 
Island; of J. K. Bochester, Mayor of the Town of Eenfrew; of Eva M. Eickaby, of the 
W.C.T.U., of Bruce Mines ; of Eeverend T. W. F. G. Andrews, Pastor of the Metho 
dist Church of St. Joseph s Island, Eichards Landing; of R. Victor Knight of the 
Methodist Church of Brakenrig; of Philip Orgill of the Methodist Church of Glen 
Orchard; of W. E. Hutcheson of the Methodist Sunday School of Huntsville; of 
Reverend George A. Steel of the Methodist Church of Port Carling; of W. Hanna 
of the Union Sunday School of Port Carling; of George J. Elder of the Sunday 
School of Knox Church, of Gravenhurst ; of George E. Denniss and George Mills of 
the Citizen s League of the Town of Bracebridge; of Alexander Baum of the Knox 
Church of Bracebridge; of Eeverend Adam Howe Brace, Pastor of the Calvery 



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Baptist Church of Gravenhurst, Muskoka District; of Keverend A. A. Smith, B.A., 
of the Knox Presbyterian Church, Gravenhurst; of William Bone of the Sabbath 
School of St. David Church of Vankoughnet; of Lillias MacVicer and Helen 
Cunningham of the Young People s Guild of the Presbyterian Church, Welland; of 
J. E. Niece and P. H. Morin of the Local Temperance Committee of the Village of 
Humberstone ; of Reverend Thomas E. Richards, Pastor, and G. E. Brown, of the 
Baptist Church of Fonthill; of George M. Fice and Mrs. Frederick Steele of the 
Bethel Methodist Sunday School of the Township of Humberstone; of J. R. Phillips 
and Jno. H. Jackson of the Bertie Temperance and Moral Reform Association, 
County of Welland; of Reverend W. H. Smi-th and W. Munro of the Presbyterian 
Church of Thorold; of William II. Moyer and W. M. Finch of the Methodist Sunday 
School of Fort Erie; of D. E. Millar and Franklin J. Pew of the Methodist Sunday 
School of Thorold; of W. Munro of the Thorold Presbyterian Sabbath School; of 
Reverend William E. Harrison and Joseph L. Leaver of the Methodist Church of 
Steveusville Circuit; of George O. Norton and Frederick J. Cundill of the Welland 
Baptist Sunday School; of 0. H. Garner and B. Lundy of the Temperance and Moral 
Reform League of the Town of Welland; of Reverend James Plant, Pastor, and 
others, of U. B. Congregational Church of Sherkston; of Robert M. Grey and J. C. 
Jackson of the Moral and Temperance Reform League of Niagara Falls; of O. H. 
Garner and F. R. Lawson of the County of Welland Temperance and Moral Reform 
League; of Mrs. W. Long and Mrs. W. Chase of the Ladies Aid of Amigari Metho 
dist Church; of Reverend Charles Hackett and M. House of the Congregation of 
the Methodist Church of Bridgeburg; of Reverend J. E. Hockey and others, of the 
Congregation of Lundy s Lane Methodist Church, Niagara Falls; of Reverend J. M. 
Garbellaiio of the Italian Methodist Mission of Niagara Falls; of A. K. Birks and 
Charles C. Cole of the Morrison St. Methodist Church, Niagara Falls; of Reverend 

C. H. Lowry, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Bridgeburg and Fort Erie; of 
Franklin Cunce and William Ryan of the Epworth League and of the Sunday School 
of Niagara-on-the-Lake Methodist Church; of G. K. Bradshaw and J. H. Crow of the 
Trustee Board of the Welland Methodist Church; of Elva M. Vahey of the Young 
People s Society of Bridgeburg Methodist Church; of Miss M. Griffin and D. Hodg- 
kins of the Epworth League of Fonthill; of C. H. Wills of the Church of Christ, 
Winger; of C. B. Willson and John W. Holstock of the Methodist Sunday School 
of Welland; of Reverend Thomas Boyd, Pastor, and others, of the Memorial Metho 
dist Sunday School of Ridgeway; of Mrs. Arthur Zimmerman, of the Eureka Bible 
Class of Morrison St. Methodist Church of Niagara Falls; of Mrs. Wilson Mclntyre 
and Mrs. Frederick Steele of the Ladies Aid of Bethel Church and vicinity; of Mrs. 

D. Buckiier and Mrs. H. Cooper of the Women s Christian Temperance Union of 
Amigari and Fort Erie; of Richard Gould and H. L. Schisler of the Crowland Tem 
perance and Moral Reform League; of Frank Willson and Elsie I. Summers 
of Beaverdam Sabbath School of the County of Welland; of Florence Horn and 
Thomas Johnston of the Sons of Temperance of Orillia; of John Hawley and Fred 
erick R. Hunt of the Male Adult Bible S. S. Class of Mount Salem; of Reverend 
Arthur Hale, Pastor, and Arthur J. Chambers of the Memorial Baptist Church of 
Stratford; of L. B. Danard and Mrs. E. Davenport of the Sunday School of Kemble; 
of Reuben L. Hurlbert and Amy L. West of the Organized Bible Class of Kemble 
Methodist Church; of H. Pedwell, Mayor, and E. Rooke of the Town of Thornbury; 
of W. G. Sparling of the Streetsville Methodist Church; of Reverend A. J. Paul, 
Pastor, and W. A. Robinson of the St. Paul s Methodist Church of Brampton; of 
L. A. Wakely and P. 0. Nelson of the Bolton Branch of Dominion Alliance of 
Canada; of Harold Archer and Hazel A. Blewett of the Baptist Young People s 
Society of Gilmour Memorial Church of Peterborough; of Winnifred Dobbyro and 
D. E. Osborne of the Women s Missionary Society of Florence Methodist Church; 
of W. Winter and Nelson F. Usher of the Methodist Sunday School of Wicklow; 



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of Florence E. Hall and Frederick R. Kernaghan of Epworth League of the Wicklow 
Methodist Church; of Mae Morgan and Annie Cox of the Young Ladies Bible Class 
of the Wicklow Methodist Church; of Elizabeth A. Hall and Gertrude Wait of the 
Woman s Missionary Society of the Wicklow Methodist Church; of E. Honeywell 
and D. L. Blodgett of the Adult Bible Class of Centreton ; of W. H. Turpin and Mrs. 
Elizabeth Turpin of the Adult Bible Class of Wicklow Methodist Church; of William 
II. Spargo and Eldred Lean of Camborne Epworth League of the Methodist Church ; 
of Reverend Frank 1ST. Bowes, Pastor of the Priceville Circuit of the Methodist Church ; 
of Robert Ferris and Frederick Knox, of the Young People of Swinton Park Presby 
terian Church; of Hugh McMillan and Neil M. Leod of the Congregation of Swinton 
Park Presbyterian Church; of Donald McDonald and Dugald McUormack of the 
Congregation of St. Colmnba Church, Priceville; of John C. McMillan of Bethel 
Congregation and Sunday School of the Dundalk Circuit; of Reverend George 
Kendell and M. J. Armstrong of the Presbyterian Church of Dundalk; of J. M. 
Corbitt and George McVicar of United Farmers of Spring Creek Branch ; of Thomas 
Nichol and Arch. B. McDonald of the Presbyterian S. S. of St. Columba Church, 
Priceville; of George Graham Ewart and others, of Baracca Bible Class of St. 
Andrew s Presbyterian Church; of H. L. Robertson and F. J. Paskall of the Ontario 
St. Baptist Sunday School of Stratford; of Victor Bye and Mrs. Everett Johnson 
of the Shiloh Epworth League of Woodford Circuit, Methodist Church; of Miss E. 
Cullis of Vandelem Women s ^nstitute; of Andrew Derby of the South Bentinck 
S. S. Branch of Durham Presbyterian Congregation; of Reverend ~ohn B. Brown, 
Pastor, and Thomas Owens of the Congregation of Sullivan Baptist Church; of 
Reverend A. Rintoul of the Presbyterian Congregation of St. Andrew s Church, 
Elmsley; of J. G. Langmaid and W. J. Sulley of Zion Sunday School of Hampton 
Circuit; of Reverend A. Eintoul of the Presbyterian Congregation of Bethel Church, 
Elmsley; of W. H. Staples of the Methodist Sabbath School of Cavanville; of Rev 
erend William D. Lee, D.D., Pastor, and Alexander C. Allison of St. Enoch s Pres 
byterian Church Sabbath School, Garden Hill; of Reverend J. A. Connell, Pastor of 
the Newcastle Congregation of the Methodist Church; of W. C. Ferguson and N. S. 
McNally of the Methodist Sunday School of Blackstock ; of Reverend William Walker, 
Pastor, and George A. Wallace of the Bethany and Nichol Congregations of 
Ponsonby Circuit of the Methodist Church; of Alice F. Henwood and Mars M. 
Westington of the Welcome Adult Bible Class Sunday School; of Tracy C. Glaspell 
and Florence A. Cameron of Zion Epworth League of Hampton Circuit; of Eeverend 
W. S. Mabon of the Presbyterian Congregations of Janetville, Ballyduff and Ponty- 
pool ; of W. C. Ferguson of the Cartwright Methodist Circuit ; of Cecil Found of the 
Live Wire Class of Ebenezer; of James E. Hawke and D. N. Lockwood of the Sunday 
School of Leshard; of J. D. Thexton and W. H. Clarke of Cavan, Fairmount and 
Mount Pleasant Churches of the Methodist Church; of Ruth M. Squair of Salem 
Sunday School of Darlington; of Sidney Knight and Harold G. Payne of the Sabbath 
School of Newtonville Methodist Church; of Reverend J. E. Griffith and A. Jackson 
of the Methodist Church of Newtonville Circuit, all of the Province of Ontario ; and 
of Reverend W. J. MacLeod, M.A., B.D., Pastor, and others of the Presbyterian Con 
gregations of West River and Clyde River, Prince Edward Island; of Alexander 
Forrest and Percy Gillies, of the Methodist Church of Eden, Cambray Circuit; 
of Wilfrid Pocock, of the Baptist Church of Wingham; of W. H. Gurney and 
P. H. Deans, of the Temperance and Moral Reform Association of Wingham; of 
T. A. Bell and Edwin Doan, of .St. Andrew s Congregation of Molesworth ; of A. 
McKee and Robert McKay, of the Methodist Sunday School of Ethel; of Reverend 
David Wren, Pastor of the Methodist Church of Brussels; of Jane Edwards and 
Lorma Ashton, of the Bible Class of the Methodist Sunday School of Gorrie; of E. 
Reynolds and W. D. Pringle, of the Baptist Sunday School of Wingham; of Reverend 



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Grawford Tate, of the Congregation of Knox Presbyterian Church of Bluevale; of 
Reverend Crawford Tate, Pastor of the Congregation of Eadies Presbyterian Church, 
Bluevale; of W. H. Gregg and John E. Gathers, of the Sunday School of Gorrie 
Methodist Church; of Elizabeth V. Chambers and Pearl E. Bateman, of the Epworth 
League of Ethel; of J. A. Bryans, of the Methodist Epworth League of Fordwich; 
of Reverend G. J. Kerr, Pastor, and W. H. Gregg, of the Methodist Churches of 
Gorrie and Orange Hill; of Reverend D. Balfour, Pastor, and others, of the Congre 
gation, of the Methodist Church of Janetville; of William S. Cobbledick, of the 
Methodist Church of Kirby; of S. J. Shorey, of the Quarterly Official Board of the 
Methodist Church of Port Hope; of Reverend William Higgs, Pastor, and George 

E. Bumhaw, of the Congregation of Millbrook Methodist Church; of R. M. Brown 
and George J. Northcote, of the Congregations of Zion, Eldad and Hampton, Metho 
dist; of Hubert Gardiner, of Mount Pleasant branch of I. O. G. T. ; of Frederick 
Souch and S. R. Caldwell, of the Sabbath School of Shiloh Methodist Church, 
Newtonville ; of Samuel Bryson and Elsie J. Mercer, of Epworth League of Kendal 
Methodist Church ; of John W. Berry and H. G. Seymour, of the Arono League of the 
Methodist Church; of Reverend H. Wilkinson, Pastor, and James A. Werry, of 
the Burketon, Enfield and Enniskillen Congregations of the Methodist Church; of 
Olga Ferguson and A. R. Ferguson," of the Epworth League of Blackstock ; of Reverend 
R. A. Delve, Pastor, and W. R. Courtice, of the Courtice Circuit of the Methodist 
Church; of Z. Peters and Thomas Barrie, of the Methodist Church S. S. of Canton; 
of J. D. Godfrey and Arol O Neill, of the Young People s Guild of Knox Church, 
Georgetown; of J. D. Godfrey and Arol McNeil], of Knox Church Sunday School 
of Georgetown ; of Reverend W. E. S. James and R. A. Fleming, of the Congregations 
of the Munns, Wesley, Bowes, McCurdys, Bethel and Hornby Methodist Churches; 
of Reverend W. K. Allen and James Simpson, of Corwhin Methodist Church of 
Nassagaweya Township; of T. W. Shepherd, of Appleby Methodist Sunday School; 
of Herbert Brown, of the Sabbath School of Knox Church Sixteen; of Harry E. 
Blessinger, of the Quarterly Official Board of Plains and Appleby Circuit, Methodist 
Church; of Reverend W. K. Allen and W. J. Akins, of Ebenezer Methodist Church 
of Nassagaweya Township; of A. J. Harris and Charles A. Prudham, of the Methodist 
Sunday School of Kilbride; of Alfred Matthews, of the Baptist Church of Burling 
ton; of Alfred G. Green and J. W. Kennedy, of the Georgetown Methodist Church; 
of PI. Burnham and W. T. Rogers, of the Island City Council R. T. of T. Brockville 
441; of Reverend P. L. Richardson, Pastor, and D. M. Spaidal, of Wall Street 
Methodist Church, Brockville; of Mrs. George E. Judson and Mrs. G. W. Beach, 
of the Women s Institute of Athens; of J. S. Copland and G. E. Johnston, of the 
Brockville Local Option Association; of Reverend A. E. Kelly, Pastor of the Baptist 
Sunday School of Brockville; of Laura A. Jordan, of the Mallorytown Mission 
Circle; of William M. Scott and Russell Dernpsey, of the Loyal Orange Lodge No. 
268, Russell; of John Ferguson and Vance Allen, of the Presbyterian Church of 
Osgoode; of Janie Racher and Emily Morris, of Epworth League of the Petrolia 
Methodist Church; of Frank Johnston, of Epworth League of Shetland; of Reverend 

F. Smith, Pastor of the Congregations, of Oil Springs, Oil City and St. Johns; of 
Mrs. W. A. MacMonagle and Mrs. James Cullen, of the United Service Circle, King s 
Daughters of Woodstock; of George Forbes and E. G. Warren, of the Congregational 
Church of Embro; of W. K. Shearer, of the Presbyterian Church of Drumbo; of 
Thomas Lee and William Browning, of the Township of Lavant; of Jno. F. Hanly 
and James E. Lindsay, of the Temperance Alliance of Almonte; of Reverend A. P. 
H. King, Pastor, of the Baptist Church of Almonte; of Mrs. John Lowry, of the 
Women s Institute of Cedar Hill; of William Millar, of the Elphin Presbyterian 
Sabbath School; of A. H. Edwards, of the Baptist Church of Carleton Place; of 
Reverend A. J. McMullen and William Millar, of the Presbyterian Congregation 
of Elphin; of Jno. Elliott and R. A. Snedden, of the Local Option Committee of 



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Pakenham; of A. H. Scott, M.A., and J. P. McLennan, of the Ministerial Association 
of Perth and vicinity; of Mrs. Kobert Ferguson and Mrs. Thomas Campbell, of the 
Sabbath School of Beatties; all of Ontario; and of Kevereiid P. R. Hayward, 
Pastor of the United Baptist Church of Fairville, Province of New Brunswick; 
of Eeverend J. Smith Windsor, of the Congregation of the Methodist Church 
of Wilkie, Province of Saskatchewan; of Lois Laird and Glenn Scarlett, of the Ep- 
worth League of Florence Methodist Church; of W. J. Proctor, Mayor, and J. D. 
Stewart, City Clerk of the Municipal Council of the City of Sarnia; of Louise 
Roberts, of the Sunbeam Circle of Westside Sunday School; of Lilian C. McGee and 
Enna L. Burritt, of Vandelem, Division No. 96, Sons of Temperance; of Reverend 
John McKinnon, G. W. Collins and A. Stephens, of the Presbyterian Congregations of 
Chatsworth and Desboro ; of Robert Christie and David Grier, of the Sabbath School 
of Holstein Presbyterian Church; of Mrs. Richmond and Mrs. R. Wightman, of the 
Woman s Institute of Blyth; of George Easterbrook and Frederick C. Coles, of Ep- 
worth League of Wellington St. Methodist Church of Brantford; of James J. Hurley, 
of the League for the Enforcement of the Liquor License Act of Ontario, Brantford; 
of George A. Winter, of the First Baptist Sunday School of Brantford; of Reverend 
W. E. Baker, Pastor, and J. L. Barnes, of the Elm Ave. Sunday School of Brantford ; 
of John T. Grantham, II. N. Mulligan and Albert E. Crabb, of the Imanuel Baptist 
Sunday School of Brantford; of Peter Hay and Duncan N. Fraser, of the Presby 
terian Congregation of East Hawkesbury ; of Reverend Alexander F. Fokes, Pastor, 
and James W. Pickering, of the Methodist Congregations of Riceville, Fournier and 
Georges Lake (Riceville Circuit) ; of James W. Pickering and Edna M. Peresian, 
of the Epworth League of the Riceville Circuit; of James Taylor and G. D. Mode, 
of the Citizen s League of the Town of Vankleek Hill; of James B. Morrison and 
Charles H. Geen, of St. Paul s Sunday School of Hawkesbury; of C. A. Ferguson 
and J. S. Mclntosh, of the Presbyterian Congregation of "Vaiikleek Hill; of Alex 
ander S. Kerr and William Thomas Wilkins, of the Presbyterian Church, Kingston; 
of E. R. McLean, M.A., B.D., and David A. Shaw, of the Cook s Presbyterian Church; 
of II. A. Bateman and others, of the Women s Christian Temperance Union of 
Kingston; of Harold Trotter, of the Epworth League of the Christian Endeavour 
of Kingston; of E. P. Jenkins, of the Sydenham St. Methodist Bible School; of J. 
D. King, of the Kitchener Club of Kingston; of F. M. Clare and W. Crothers, of the 
Young Men s Club of Queen St. Methodist Church, Kingston; of F. W. Musselwhite, 
of the Adult Bible Class of the First Baptist Sunday School, Kingston; of John D. 
Ellis and W. G. Anderson, of the Queen St. Methodist Church, Kingston; of P. J. 
Brown and George H. Mackay, of the Bible Class and Sunday School of Knox 
Church, Tiverton; of W. S. Daniels and C. R. Tobey, of the Congregation of the 
Methodist Church of Tara; of Andrew MacNab and John R. Hunter, of the Presby 
terian Congregations of Underwood and Centre Bruce; of J. C. Lenicke and W. C. 
Hambly, of the Purple Valley Methodist S. S., Bruce County; of T. E. Evans and 
Eva Pringle, of Park Head Methodist Sunday School; of W. W. Prudham and J. P. 
Finkiss of the Wiarton Methodist Church; of Martin Armstrong, of the Methodist 
Sunday School of Bervie Circuit; of Miron Jerome and J. W. Kitching, of the 
Methodist Churches of the Glanf ord Circuit ; of William J. Brandon and C. C. Jones, 
of Warwick Club of United Farmers of Ontario; of Reverend Theo. B. Edmonds 
and D. E. Craig, of the Congregation of the Methodist Church, Allenford; of John 
Nelson, of the Wesley Methodist Sabbath School, Tiverton Circuit; of Mrs. W. A. 
Begg and Mrs. D. A. McLaren, of the Woman s Institute of Tiverton Branch; of 
C. W. McNiven and W. M. Prudham, of the Epworth League of the Wiarton Metho 
dist Church ; of R. W. Bright and Mrs. C. Matthews, of the Adult Bible Class of the 
Wiarton Methodist Church; of Archibald Ross and F. R. Robertson, of the Congre 
gation of St. Paul s Presbyterian Church, Glammis ; of Reverend E. A. De Mille and 



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J. G. Purdy, of the Free Methodist Church, Glammis; of D. J. McArthur and 
Maurice McKenzie, of the Baptist S. S. of Tiverton; of J. C. Kobinson and Dugald 
MacKenzie, of the Congregation of Knox Church, Tiverton; of S. Burwash and 
others, of the Congregation of the Methodist Church of Port Elgin; of Reverend 
R. F. Mercer and Lytle Spears, of the Tobermory Methodist Church; of Jean M. 
Mclntosh and A. C. Rust, of the Knox Church Circle of the King s Daughters, 
Stratford ; of Thomas Simpson, Reeve, and George V. Wyant, Clerk, of the Municipal 
Council of the Township of Enniskillen, all of Ontario; of John Mallett and George 
Brown, of the Presbyterian Congregation of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia; of Rev 
erend H. A. Whaley and Edward Brockelbank, of Rockhaven Methodist Church, 
Saskatchewan; of Mabel Standell, of the Pride of Dundas, Lodge No. 4, I.O.G.T. ; 
of J. P. Bridgman, of the Fifty Methodist S. S. of Winona; of Mrs. A. L. Bonham 
and Mrs. G. W. Bonhain, of the Ladies Aid of Zion Hill (Jerseyville) ; of William 
Waugh and W. T. Howell, of the Trustee Board of Zion Hill; of Agnes E. Carpenter 
and Sanford K. Bonham, of the Epworth League of Zion Hill; of Stephens Moffatt, 
Reeve, and William Wood, Clerk, of the Municipal Council of the Township of 
Beverly; of Reverend George Rowland and John Lawson, of the Presbyterian Con 
gregation of West Flamboro ; of Thomas W. Wannop and A. G. Burgess, of Epworth 
League of C. E. of Rockton Methodist Church; of A. N. Lambshead and Margaret 
Schofield, of Epworth League of East Plains Methodist Church; of Adrian B. Smith 
and J. G. Scroggie, of the Methodist Sunday School of Troy; of Howard L. Knox 
and Harvey H. Summerhays, of the Methodist Sabbath School of Lynden; of Howard 
L. Knox and Harvey H. Summerhays, of United Young People s Societies of Lynden ; 
of J. Heudry and others, of the Adult Bible Class of the Dundas Methodist Sunday 
School; of D. A. Thompson, of the Lynden Presbyterian Sabbath School; of G. E. 
Hilbreth and Miss Ella Twedle, of the Tweedside Sunday School of the Township of 
Saltfleet; of Reverend R. A. Facey, Pastor of the Methodist Church of Waterdown; 
of Reverend Willmott D. Clark and William Tweedle, of Tapleytown Methodist 
Church ; of Henry S. Fiddes and W. J. Patterson, of the Sheffield Methodist Church 
Circuit; of John Bell and Austin E. Smuck, of the Wentworth County Executive 
of One Hundred Committee; of Alpheus Mount and Archibald Campbell, of the 
Baptist Church of East Flamboro; of F. A. Nelson and R. W. Karch, of the Victoria 
Council, R. T. of T. of Dundas; of Elwood Howell and Gelon H. Swartz, of Jersey 
ville Methodist Church ; of Evelyn Markle and P. 0. Van Sickle, of Epworth League of 
Trinity; of Vernon Smith and Eugene G. Chambers, of Epworth League of Troy 
Methodist Church; of W. J.. Patterson and H. Eliza Plastow, of the Sunday School 
of the Rockton Methodist Church; of Miss Edith M. Ferris and Mrs. George Ed- 
worthy, of the Orkney Women s Institute of Copetown; of Reverend George Row 
land and Andrew Black, of the Presbyterian Congregation of Lynden; of Reverend 
B. Eyre, B.A., B.D., and E. Hilborn, of the Methodist Church of Freelton; of A. W. 
Shepperson, of Lynden Methodist Church; of William H. Hildreth and Ernest 
Twedle, of Tapleytown S. S. of the Township of Saltfleet; of Mrs. G. F. Cardiff 
and Mrs. J. A. Mayhew and Annie Jamieson, of Bonnechere Valley Women s Insti 
tute, Renfrew; of John D. Scott and Robert W. Matthews, of White Lake Baptist 
Church, all of the Province of Ontario ; and of James E. Peake, Mayor, and William 
Horsfield, Secretary of Torkton, Province of Saskatchewan; of John Shevieffs, 
of the Baptist Church of Rockland ; of E. Moore and Frank Pearen, of Hatton 
County Temperance Alliance; of Mrs. Charles Millar and~Mrs. James Beveridge, 
of the Women s Missionary Society of Bethel Church, Oliver s Ferry; of Rev 
erend W. Johnston, Pastor, and others, of the Presbyterian Churches o f Shallow 
Lake, Hepworth and Skipness; of Miron Jerome and Kenneth F. French, of 
Mount Hope Methodist Sunday School of Glanford Township; of Alfred T. Patti- 
son and Alfred E. Walden, of Wesley S. S. of London T. P.; of J. W. Herbert and 



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others, of Wellburn Circuit of the London Conference; of Roderick D. Grieve and 
Agnes McEwen, of the Literary Society of Vaniieck; of Eva Birrell, of Siloane Sun 
day School of London Township; of Clarence Ward and Myron Linton of Epworth 
League of Bethel Methodist Church on. Cairngorm Circuit; of Edith R. Shore and 
Jean Charlton, of Ilderton Eed Cross of London Township; of Chester Hutcheson and 
J. H. McKae, of the Congregation of Ilderton Presbyterian Church; of W. H. Moss 
and E. Dawson, of Ebenezer Methodist S. S. of Brayanston Circuit; of J. E. Butler 
and Ilderton of Brayanston Methodist Sabbath School; of W. E. Snowden and Thomas 
Snowden of the Sunday School of Maple Grove; of Reverend Elie L. Anderson and 
Samuel Sutton, of North St. Methodist Congregation on the Westminster Circuit; 
of Mrs. S. Sutton and Mrs. C. J. Donnelly, of the Woman s Missionary Society of the 
North St. Methodist Church on the Westminster Circuit; of Reverend John Trickey, 
Pastor, and Mrs. Alexander Currie, of the Baptist Church of East Williams; of Edna 
M. Reid and Nellie Charlton, of the Sabbath School of Ilderton Presbyterian Church; 
of Ainley R. Baker, of the Littlewood Methodist S. S. of Delaware and Westminster; 
of T. E. Sawyer and A. L. Hodgins of the Congregations of Ilderton Methodist Circuit; 
of J. W. M. Crawford and Walter S. Laidlaw, of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Westminster London Presbytery; of William B. Nichol and R. F. Baty, of the Sunday 
School of First Presbyterian Church, Westminster; of Mrs. James McNair and Edna 
E. Oliver, of the Red Cross Society of Vanneck; of Mrs. G. Milne and Elsie Robsen, 
of the Woman s Missionary Society of the Presbyterian Church, Vanneck; of E. S. 
Hunt and Hubert Sutton, of the North St. Methodist Sunday School of the West 
minster Circuit, London Conference; of George Milne and William A. Caverhill, of 
the English Settlement of the Presbyterian Church of Vanneck; of William A. Caver- 
hill and Nita Telfer, of the English Settlement of the Presbyterian S. S. of Vanneck; 
of R. Hedley and Mrs. Winnie Campbell, of the Young People s Missionary Society 
of the English Settlement of the Presbyterian Church, Presbytery of London; of 
Heber Sutton and Murray Scott, of the North St. Epworth League of the Westminster 
Circuit, London Conference ; of Hiram James Perrin, of Etonia Methodist of Epworth 
League; of William G. Fahrner, of the Methodist Sunday School of Drumbo; of Agnes 
M. Rankin and C. E. Robins, of Wyebridge Branch of Woman s Institute ; of Reverend 
T. W. Leggott and H. D. Ramsden, of the Methodist Congregation of Mount Albert; 
of J. M. Walton, of the Grand Division of Ontario Sons of Temperance, Aurora; of 
Marquis L. Woodley, of the Swansea Sunday School; of W. A. Beecroft and Evelyn 
H. Vaughan, of the Morningside Young People s Christian Endeavour Society of 
Swansea; of J. A.. Bathgate, of the Baptist Church of York Mills; of Ross Fairbarn 
and Frederick Weddel of the Methodist Sabbath School of Queensville; of Thomas 
Boden and William T. Lloyd, of the Council R. T. of T. No. 259, of the Village of 
Mount Albert; of Martin N. Rose and others, of Queensville Methodist Sunday School, 
Men s Bible Class; of J. H. Beynon and R. H. Brown, of Temperanceville S. School; 
of Reverend W. P. Fletcher and Jessie Council, of the Christian Church of Keswick; 
of Reverend T. W. Leggott and Nathan Oldham, of Hartman Congregation of the 
Methodist Church; of George Norman of the Congregation of Bethel King Baptist 
Church; of Frank P. Graham and Elroy Starr, of the Methodist Sunday School of 
Wesley Church, Vandorf; of J. A. Cole and William King, of Ravenshoe Methodist 
S. S. of the Queensville Circuit; of James Lawson and William T. Lloyd, of the 
Methodist Sunday School of Mount Albert; of Peter Grunt and John H. King, of 
Sutton West Methodist Church; of Myrtle Dike and Cheseley Oldham, of Mount 
Albert Methodist S. S. ; of Allen Theaker and H. D. Ramsden, of the Bible Class of 
the Methodist Church, Mount Albert ; of John Mitchell and A. Baker, of Presbyterian 
Church of Canada, Vivian ; of H. F. Thomas and B. Ross, of St. Andrew s Presbyterian 
Church of Newmarket; of H. E. Payne, of the Lemonville Methodist Circuit of tha 
Toronto Conference; of Thomas Stickwood and W. T. Tansley, of Hope Methodist 
Church of Hope Holland Landing Circuit; of Reverend George Daniel, Pastor, and 



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John Hamer, of the Aurora Methodist Church; of Albert E. Bailey of the Methodist 
Sunday School of Oxley; of H. W. Reede, M.A., and George R. Dodsen, of St. Andrew s 
Presbyterian Church, Comber; and of A. II. Weston and R. E. Damni, of the Baptist 
S. S. of Essex, all of the Province of Ontario; of M. Beckett, of Bethesda Sunday 
School, of the Township of St. Vincent, County of Grey; of W. J. Taylor and 
W. Rawlins, of North Ridge Methodist Sunday School; of Charles L. Mooney 
and Loyd Bowman, of the Sunday School of Hillman, Mersea Circuit; of 
C. G. Elliott and A. E. Millson , of the Congregation of Comber Methodist 
Church; of Frences A. Holton and Jane 0. Burgess, of the Woman s Christian Temper 
ance Union of Leamington; of A. M. Cady. and Wilson Petersen, of Salem Sunday 
School; of Thomas Herniman and others, of the Methodist Church of Oxler; of E. 
J. Tofflmire, of the Colchester Baptist Church of the Township of Colchester South; 
of W. W. Trimble and Glen Kemp, of. the Men s Brotherhood of Amherstburg; of 
Mrs. 8. A. Pomeroy, of the Ladies Guild of Scudder, Pelee Island; of Reverend Joseph 
Jones and T. R. Mayberry, of Ingersoll Baptist Church; of J. F. Kaye and E. S. Mc 
Clelland, of the Beachville Methodist Circuit; of Thomas R. Clarke and Frederick A. 
Hillier, of Otterville Circuit of the Methodist Church; of George Rooke and Archie 
Chandler, of the Methodist Sunday School. of Dereham Centre; of Manly Benson and 
F. E. Aldrick, of the Methodist Church of Tillsonburg; of Freeman Elliott and Blanche 
Wills, of the Young People s Union of the Baptist Church, Ingersoll; of Harry H. 
McKee and A. E. Bishop, of the Presbyterian Sunday School of Norwich; of Emerson 
Lazenby, of the Methodist Church of Eastwood; of A. C. Young and Harvey Moulton, 
of Baraca (Men s) Bible Class of Ingersoll Baptist Church; of Anna Harrison and 
Moneta Dickout, of the W.C.T.U. of Salford; of Reverend T. W. Blatchford, Pastor, 
and John W. Hopkins, of Brownsville and Delmer Churches, Brownsville Circuit, 
Methodist; of Bert L. Siple, of Curries Methodist S. S. of Oxford Centre Circuit; 
of G. J. L. Langford and V. W. Hartnett, of the Baptist Bible School of the Town of 
Ingersoll; of William C. Smith and Emerson E. Chant, of Burgessville Methodist 
Sunday School; of Peter Hughes and Mildred Kneal, of Salem Methodist Sunday 
School; of J. S. Ross, D.D., and Henry Hartley, of the United Quarterly and Trustee 
Boards of the Norwich Methodist Church; of Reverend R. M. Cunningham, Pastor, 
and R. W. Hawkins, of the Baptist Church of Brownsville; of Annie C. Fordon, of 
Epworth League of Beachville; of Miss E. G. Canfield and Reverend W. C. Pearce, of 
the Baptist Church of Beachville; of Faith G. L. Langford and Leila Cornfoote, of 
Mizpah Class of Ingersoll Baptist Sunday School; of James H. Rush and F. E. Aldrich, 
of the Sunday School of St. Paul s Church of Tillsonburg; of Reverend Thomas 
Doolittle, Pastor, and J. H. Frain, of the Baptist Congregation of Norwich; of William 
.. Pearce and W. A. Allin, of Zion Church of Ostrander; of E. E. Hanmer and Oscar 
Powers, of the Baptist Sunday School of Norwich; of John Kaar and John Clarke, 
of the Brownsville Baptist Sabbath School; of Miss Florence Mills, of the Epworth 
League of Woodham; of -Mrs. R. H. Pomeroy, of the W.C.T.U. of Fullarton; of Mrs. 
James Pringle and Kate A. Jameson, of Cooper s Epworth League of Woodham Circuit; 
of Edward Curran and J. J. Jarvis, of Moore Centre Farmer s Club ; of J. M. Crum- 
back, of the Oakland Methodist Church; of Mrs. Laura Arnold and M. Helen Scott 
of Chimes Rebekah Lodge of Smith s Falls; of B. A. Murch and E. C. Ratz, of Adult 
Bible Class of Wellesley Union Sunday School; of Allan A. Ely and J. F. Hansbuger, 
of the Congregation of Trinity Methodist Church, Kitchener; of W. W. Shantz, of the 
Emmanuel Evangelical Church of Waterloo ; of Reverend J. P. Hanch, Pastor of Zion 
Evangelical Church, Kitchener; of C. K. Hagedorn and A. W. Hilborn of Waterloo 
County Temperance Alliance; of Mrs. R. W. Bochmer and Mrs. Ada fiby of the 
. of Kitchener ; of Miss M. L. Schnurr and Miss L. A. Wismer, of the 
Methodist Epworth League of Linwood; of J. W. Newberry and J H Shepherd of 
the Congregation Churches (2) of Waterloo Circuit; of Reverend J Gulp Pastor 



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and others, of the Congregations of the Methodist Churches of Elmira and Conestogo ; 
of Reverend II. F. Schade, Pastor, and Marcel Pequegnat, of Benton St. Baptist 
Church of Kitchener ; of R. W. Lanteuschlager and Edmond Pequegnat, of Benton St. 
Baptist Sunday School of Kitchener; and of Eeverend Marcus Scott, of the Presby 
terian Church of Kitchener ; of G. A. Hutchiiison, of the Methodist S. S. of Kimberley ; 
of Mrs. A. T. Baldwin and Alfred Grant, of the Epworth League of the Methodist 
Church of Oxenden; of Reverend J. Argo, Pastor, and others, of the Congregation of 
Egmondville Presbyterian Church in Canada; of B. W. A. Beavers and A. J. Ford, of 
Main St. Sunday School of the Village of Exeter ; of W. D. Modgs and Ed. Daley, of 
the Methodist Sunday School of Seaforth ; of W. J. Phybus and Clarence Shepherd, of 
Chiselhurst Sunday School ; of Reverend J. Edward Jones-, of the Methodist Churches 
of Bayfield Circuit; of Reverend W. A. Lundy, and others, of Duffs Church and 
Sunday School, Walton; of Mrs. Henry Hooper, and others, of the W.C.T.IJ. of 
Exeter; of B. R. Higgins, and others, of the Presbyterian Sabbath .Schol of Bruce- 
field; of Reverend .Christopher W. Baker and Thomas J. Trevethuck of Crediton 
Methodist Church; of J. M. Govenlock and M. Murdie, of the Municipal Council 
of the Township of McKillop; of Robert Clarke, of the Sabbath School of Constance; 
of Reverend Alfred Macfarlane and James Campbell, of the Congregation of St. 
Andrew s Presbyterian Church of Bayneld; of I. Hall Woods and J. D. Gemmell, 
of Union Presbyterian Congregation of Brucefield; of Edmund S. McCrea and James 
Robinson, of Vasey Methodist Sunday School of the Township of Tay; of Reverend 
Benjamin. Greatrix, Pastor, and others, of the Boys Guild of St. James Methodist 
Church, Peterborough ; of J. F. Diamond and A. F. Bookhont, of Trinity Brother 
hood Bible Class of Peterborough ; of Alexander Ennis, of the Village of Port 
Carling; of Sara A. Randleson and Mary C. Forbes, of Huntsville W.O.T.U. ; of 
Reverend D. I. Ellison, Pastor, and D. MacNicol, of Knox Church of Fort William; 
of A. Spencer and Alexander Turner, of the Municipal Council of Machin; of Abra 
ham Miller and Sam Smith, of the Canadian Association of Stationary Engineers, 
Lodge No. 29, Port Arthur ; of Gertrude Coulter and Clara E. Gilbert, of the Woman s 
Institute of Port Arthur; of T. D. Brown, of the Y.M.C.A. of Schreiber; and of J. 
Chamberlain, Secretary of the Committee of One Hundred, Kenora; of J. B. Wood- 
hall, of the Municipal Council of the Village of Thedford; of C. A. Prudham and C. 
D. Jennings, of the Young People of the Kilbride Epworth League, Methodist 
Church; of James Stewart and James F. Ferguson, of Dalmeny Branch of United 
Farmers of Ontario, jSTo. 33, Osgoode Station; of D. R. Ross and E. J. Cody, of the 
Village of Embro; of Mrs. Hannah M. Chantler and Mrs. Maud Scott, of the W.C.T.U. 
of Port Credit; of Herbert E. Thorneloe and of John Sinclair, of St. Andrew s 
Presbyterian Church of Brampton, all of the Province of Ontario; of Reverend G. 
H. Summerbee, of Earlton Methodist Church; of J. M. Wilson and C. B. Sheppard, 
of the Christian Endeavour Society of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church, Sturgeon 
Falls; of Mrs. G. H. Summerbee, of the Earlton Methodist Sunday School; of J. M. 
Coghill, of the Township of James, Nipissing; of Mrs. J. W. McCarl and Mrs. James 
Rhaw, of the Missionary Society of Lakeport; of Joseph White, of Grafton Methodist 
S. S.; of W. C. Himman and others, of Ilaldimand Baptist Church Sunday School 
and B. Y. P. W. ; of Mrs. John Cowley and Mrs. W. G. Kernaghan, of the Ladies 
Aid of Lakeport; of M. B. Holmes and others, of the Municipal Council of the Village, 
of Athens; of R. A. Foley, of the Township of Front of Escott; of T. L. Kendrick 
and Claude J. Coon, of Athens Methodist Sunday School; of Mrs. J. B. Reilly, 
of the W. C. T. U., of Sault Ste. Marie; of Mrs. W: J. Armstrong and Anna Ross, of 
Richard s Landing Branch of the Women s Institute; of Sara L. Jamieson, of the 
Women s Institute of Hanover Branch ; of Mrs. D. B. Greive and Miss E. Crook- 
shanks, of the Woman s Institute ef Millbank; of Reverend James W. Gordon, Pastor, 
and William H. Nichol, of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church of Brantford; of 



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Benjamin Brown and Reverend A. E. Millson, of the Sunday School of Comber 
Methodist Church; of B. Batchelor and Hazel Mulligan, of Cainsville Baptist Sunday 
School; of George Head, of Woodbury S. S., Township of Burford; of T. W. Stand 
ing and F. J. Waterson, of Wellington St. Methodist Sunday School of Brantford; 
of W. D. Daniel and Burt Barker, of the Methodist Sunday School of Paris; of 
John Batten and W. J. Hartley, of the Methodist Sunday School of New Durham; 
of Eeverend C. D. Farquharsen and J. M. Noilly, of the Presbyterian Church of St. 
George; of Miss Delia Lowes and Jerry Hutchinson, of Sunshine Class of New 
Durham Methodist Sunday School; of F. W. Sumler and Clarence Graham, of the 
Sunday School of Cainsville; of II. E. Craddock q,nd Lillian Davison, of Elm Ave. 
Methodist Epworth League of Echo Place; of Frederick Mann and T. L. Wood, of the 
Temperance Association of Brant County; of H. W. Sussex, of the Methodist Sunday 
School of Harrisburg; of H. Siiums, of the Methodist Sunday School of Paris Plains; 
of Eeverend Joseph H. Wells, Pastor of the Methodist Church of Paris; of M. A 
Bartleman and Mrs. E. C. Taylor, of the W.C.T.TJ. of Hanover; of C. H. Watson, of 
Bethel Methodist Sunday School; of Reverend W. II. Langton, Pastor, and Frederick 
Wells, of the Baptist Church of Paris; of A. C. Hallman, of the Municipal Council 
of Waterloo Township; of F. G. Atkey and W. B. Reeve, of the Methodist S. S. of 
Oxenden; of Mrs. George A. Hutchinson and Mrs. B. A. Carruthers, of Ladies Aid 
Society of Kimberley Methodist Church; of E. Bonany, of the Women s Institute of 
Feronia; of J. Duckworth and E. B. Brown, of the Village of Victoria Harbour; of 
William Stevens, of the Bricklayers and Masons Union of the City of Peterborough; 
of John Hang and A. Nelson, of the Temperance Organization of the Village of Tiver- 
ton, of R. . Begg and Albert Nicholson, of the Temperance Organization of the 
Village of Port Elgin; of Mrs. B. C. Ashcroft and Mrs. Belle Chapman, of the 
W.C.T.TJ. of Bruce County; of Reverend Alfred H. Fromow, Pastor of the Baptist 
Church of Brampton; of Luther T. Turner and R. H. Pomeroy, of the Municipal 
Council of the Township of Fullerton ; of Mrs. W. Ingram and Mrs. A. E. Stoneman, 
of the W.C.T.U. of Mitchell, all of the Province of Ontario ; of J. Leishman, of the 
Presbyterian Congregation of Fleming; and of Reverend J. W. Flatt, Pastor, and 
J. E. Hamilton, of the Methodist Church of Avonlea, all of the Province of Saskatche 
wan; of F. A. Brock and W. A. Wilson, of Enniskillen Central Farmers Club; of 
Reverend J. W. . Lowry and Jno. H. Ferguson, of the Presbyterian Congregations 
of Knox Church of the Townships of Beckwith, St. Paul s and Franktown; of Rev 
erend . J. McLaren and R. N. Hamilton, of St. Andrew s Church of Russell; of 
Mrs. (Rev.) A. J. G. Carscadden and others, of the Young Ladies Class of the 
Methodist Sunday School of Victoria Harbour; of Garfield Crowe and others, of 
Zion Sabbath School of Warsaw Circuit, Bay of Quinte Conference; of D A. 
Thomson, of the St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church of Hastings; of R. B. Patterson 
and others, of the Congregation of St. John s Anglican Church of Havelock; of 
Ethel Collins and Jessie WiJcox, of Epworth League of the Methodist Church of 
Hastings; of Reverend Percy H. Robert, Pastor, and Elva Ellis, of the Congregation 
and Young People s Society of Warsaw Baptist Church; of Robert Somers and 
Edward Dewart, of Warsaw Methodist Sunday School; of Andrew Bird and Andrew 
Port, of Glenalda Sunday School; and of Charles Adams, of the Congregations of 
Havelock and Trent River Methodist Church, all of the Province of Ontario; severally 
praying for the passing, as a War Measure, of an Act prohibiting the manufacture 
and importation into the Dominion of Canada, of intoxicating liquors for beverage 
purposes; also, the sending, carrying, delivering or receiving of any such liquors in 
Province or area in which trfe sale of such liquors for beverage purposes is pro 
hibited. (623 petitions.) 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed, from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Seventeenth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 



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THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

FRIDAY, May 25, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Seventeenth Eeport, 
as follows: 

In the matter of the Petition of Gertrude Ellen Beal, of the City of Toronto, in 
the Province of Ontario ; praying for the passing of an Act to dissolve her marriage 
with William Albrighton Beal, of the said City of Toronto, manufacturer, and for 
such further and other relief as to the Senate may seem meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Rules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice, and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath, touching the right of the Petitioner to 
the relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES A. LOUGHEED, 

Acting Chairman. 

It was, on division, Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the 
Day for consideration on Thursday next. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 

Copy of correspondence between Members of the Government and the Canadian 

Manufacturers Association respecting the purchase of Supplies for the Canadian 

Expeditionary Forces in England and at the Front. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 159.) 

Report on the Work of the Canadian War Records Office since the date of its 
foundation. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 61.) 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill H, " An Act to incorporate The Khaki 
League," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill I, " An Act to incorporate The Canadian 
Division of the Aerial League of the British Empire," was read a second time, and 
Referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 7, " An Act respecting The Continental 
Heat and Light Company," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 



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Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 10, " An Act to incorporate The Grand 
Lodge of the Canadian Association of Stationary Engineers of the Dominion of 
Canada," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 11, " An Act respecting The Canadian 
Order of the Woodmen of the World," was read a second time, and 
Referred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 25, "An Act to incorporate The 
Eastern Telephone and Telegraph Company," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 27, " An Act to amend an Act to incor 
porate The Canadian General Council of The Boy Scouts Association," was read a 
second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 40, " An Act to incorporate La Societe 
des Artisans Canadiens Franqais," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 41, " An Act respecting The Grand 
Trunk Pacific Branch Lines Company," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours . 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 44, " An Act to incorporate Alliance 
Rationale," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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119 



Tuesday, May 29th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDTJC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beith, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Choquette, 
Crosby, 
Curry, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Donnelly, 

PRAYERS. 



Douglas, 

Edwards, 

Farrell, 

1 orget, 

Gillmor, 

Girroir, 

Gordon, 

King, 

Landry, 

Laird, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 

Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Lynch-Staunton, 



Mason 

(Brig.-Gen l), 
McCall, 
McLean, 
McLennan, 
McSweeney, 
Milne, 
Mitchell, 
Montplaisir, 
Murphy, 
Mcholls, 
Owens, 
Poirier, 
Pope, 
Power, 
Prince, 



Eatz, 

Richardson, 
Roche, 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Smith, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table : 

By the Honourable Mr. Milne: 
Of The Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Company. 

By the Honourable Mr. LaRiviere: 

Of Michael Olenchuk and others, all of the City of Winnipeg (" Canadian 
Ukrainian Institute Prosvita"). 

By the Honourable Mr. Gordon : 
Ten Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Smith: 

Sixty-seven Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition; and 
Several Petitions praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 

By the Honourable Mr. King: 
Thirty-seven Petitions praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 

By the Honourable Mr. McCall: 
Seventeen Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor: 

Three Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition; and 
One for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 

By the Honourable Mr. McLean: 

Several Petitions praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 
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The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of Mrs. J. B. Hamilton and Mrs. D. G. Stewart, of the Women s Institute of 
White Lake; of C. W. Slemon, M.D., of Epworth League of Enniskillen; of James 
Stanley and others, of the Municipal Council of the Township of Darlington ; of W. 
A. Walker and Norma Sheppard, of the Sunday School of Zion; of Florence Halhday 
and Henrietta J. Smith, of the W. C.T.U. of Orono; of J. B. Mitchell, Mayor, and 
John Lyle, Clerk of the Municpal Council of the Town of Bowmanville; of T. J. 
Lalenom, Mayor, and George Pearse, Clerk of the Municipal Council of the Town of 
Kingsville; of Heber J. Souch and Milton W. Staples, of the Methodist Sunday School 
of Orono; of Arthur Walker and George Hamilton, of the Adult Bible Class of Zion 
Church; of W. E. Hume and Horatio E. Ford, of Epworth League of the Methodist 
Church of Milton; of Mrs. E. W. Lockman and others, of the Women s Institute of 
Dorset; of A. E. Prest and others of Cheerful Workers Bible Class of St. James 
Methodist Church S. S., Peterborough; of Harold J. Bell and Cephas F. Heard, of 
Fairview Epworth League of Bridgeworth Circuit, Peterborough; of Mary M. Brown 
and L. G. Buchan, of " Help in Need " Circle of the Order of the King s Daughters, 
Town of Owen Sound; of Mrs. J. A. Collins and Mrs. A. M. McClure, of the Women s 
Institute of Williamsf ord ; of Mrs. George Brett and Mrs. Arthur Markle, of the Ladies 
Aid of Trinity (Jerseyville) ; of George D. Betzner and Sanford K. Bonham, of the 
Sunday School of Zim Hill (Jerseyville) ; of William M. Buckley and "George A. 
Campbell, jr., of the Young Peoples Society of Jepson St. First Baptist Church, 
Niagara Falls; of E. M. Kennedy and N. F. Mitchell, of the Senior Epworth League 
of the Methodist Church, Thorold; of H. M. Hershey and M. S. Pound, of the Muni 
cipal Council of Bertie; of Mrs. P. G. Knoll and others of the W.C.T.U. of Port 
Colborne and Humberstone ; of Ethel E. Walters and Annie E. Tench, of the Women s 
Institute of Stamford; of W. A. Hern and H. L. Pratt, of the Municipal Council of 
Crowland; and of Miss Edith M. Eobertson and Miss Eurith Goold of the Young 
People s Branch of the Niagara Falls W.C.T.U., all of the Province of Ontario; 
of Reverend J. N. Clary, B.A., Pastor, and Thomas H. Blanchard of Halloway 
St. Methodist Church; of Edward C. Currie and D. V. Sinclair, of John St. Presby 
terian Church; of Mrs. H. H. Phillips and Mrs. A. Kerr, of the Women s Christian 
Temperance Union; of Thomas H. Blanchard and others, of AvondaleS.S. of Halloway 
St. Church Circuit; of S. C. Moore and J. N. Clarry, of the Ministerial Association; 
of G. T. Woodley and George S. Kerr, of Halloway St. Methodist S. S. ; of Eeverend 
E. C. Blagrave, D.D., of the Congregation of Christ Church; of S. C. Moore and T. 
G. Bell, of the Tabernacle Methodist Church; of Mrs. C. W. Moat and Mrs. M. Farley, 
of the Women s Missionary Society of Tabernacle Methodist Church; of Newton 
Thompson and Euth Snell, of Epworth League of Tabernacle Methodist Church; and 
of H. Lavoie and W. E. L. Wenely, members of Division 189 of the B. of L. E., all of 
the City of Belleville; of E. M. Foster, of the Congregation of the Wesley Methodist 
Chur<*h, Trenton; of Eeverend Walter Brown, Pastor, and Charles Wells, of the Free 
Methodist Societies of Beaver Creek and North Marmora Circuit; of Edward L. 
Fraser, of the Epworth League of King St. Methodist Church, Trenton; of Lewis 
Eoot and William Ham, of the Presbyterian Church and S. S. of Porterville; of Blake 
Ketcheson, of Moira Methodist Sunday School of West Huntingdon Circuit ; of John 
M. McMullen and S. W. Shafford, of Sidney Farmers Club ; of Kanneth Knapp, of 
the Tabernacle Church and Sunday School of Frankford; of A. M. Malone and M. E. 
Potter, of the Women s Institute of Frandford; of W. E. Windover and C. M. Hend- 
rick, of Sidney Temperance Alliance; of Jno. S. Marshall and J. D. Bissonnette, of the 
Moral and Social Eeform Society of the Village of Stirling; of W. M. Gibney and 
Jacob Vauclief, of Coe Hill Methodist Sunday School; of Eeverend W. Hall, Pastor, 
and Nelson Vauclief, of Gilroy Congregation of the Township of Walliston; of W. H. 
Blair and S. A. German, of the Citizens Temperance Committee of Trenton ; of E. H. 
Emrick and others, of the Municipal Council of Evanturel, District of Timiskaming; 



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of James Taylor, Mayor, and others, of the Municipal Council of the Town of Vank- 
leek Hill; of Arch. D. McKae, of the Sabbath School of Knox Church, Vankleek Hill; 
of A. Skelding and Eobert E. Wigle, of the Baptist Sunday School of Kingsville; of 
W. M. Pomeroy, of the Methodist Sunday School of Pelee Island (North End) ; of 
Eugene S. Seraldt and J. F. Sutcliffe, of the Temperance Committee of the Township 
of Gosfield North; of Mildred Peterson and Elsie Longland, of the Mission Circle of 
Kingsville; of G. Barendale and others, of Junior League of Toronto Gore, Ebenezer 
Church, Peel County; of Mrs. Bessie McNaughton, of the Women s Institute of 
Clandeboye; of Carl Ritchie and Laura Pickering, of Centenary Epworth League, 
Parkhill; of A. E. Lloyd and W. K. Sibley, of the Sunday School of Parkhill Methodist 
Church ; of J. F. Laughlin and J. E. Harrison, of the Local Option Committee of Park- 
hill; of George Westman and William J. Wass, of the Senior Bible Class of the 
Granton Methodist Sunday School ; of Thomas W. Charlesworth of the Baptist Church 
of Parkhill; of W. H. Geddes and J. R. Anderson, of the Presbyterian Congregation 
of Ailsa Craig; of Frederick W. Rudcleffe and A. H. Westman, of the Granton 
Methodist Sunday School; of D. Rowcliffe, of the Methodist Church of Granton; of 
S. C. Chown and Irving H. Gibson, of Lucan Methodist Sunday School; of Reverend 
R. H. Barnby, Pastor, and George A. Stanley, of the Methodist Church of Lucan; of 
Reverend John Ball, Pastor, and John J. Foster, of the Congregation of the Kirkwood 
and Bethesda Methodist Church, Kirkwood Circuit; of Reverend S. V. R. Pentland, 
Pastor, and A. E. Taylor, of the Three Methodist Churches of Sylvan Circuit, Exeter 
District ; and of Miss M. Young and Dorothy C. J. Rogers, of the Excelsior Bible Class 
of the Parkhill Methodist Church, all of the Province of Ontario ; of C. E. Gillis, and 
others, of the Congregation of B-ethune Presbyterian Church, Saskatchewan; of Mrs. 
I. F. Laughlin, of the W.C.T.U. of Park Hill; of C. R. Watcher and R. H. McDonald, 
of the Presbyterian Sunday School of Ailsa Craig; of J. C. Shipley and George L. 
Shipley, of the Presbyterian S . S. of Carlisle; of E. Annie Shipley and Mabel Mc 
Donald, of the Young People s Society of Carlisle Presbyterian Church; of W. E. 
Mason and J. Luckey, of Lobo Baptist Church; of John Trickey and Sara McLean, 
of Poplar Hill Baptist Church; of Reverend R. H. Barnby, Pastor of the Methodist 
Church of Clandeboye; of George Stafford and W. M. McLean, of Spencerville Metho 
dist Church; of Estella Gorman and G. Ewart Hall, of the Young People s Society of 
Trafalgar; of John Heney and W. A. Scott, of the Municipal Council of the Town 
ship of Sombra ; of Mrs. J. G. Grown and Alice J. Polley, of the W.C.T.U. of 
Wyoming; of J. H. Millian and others, of Victoria Street Methodist Sunday School 
of Goderich; of Reverend Arthur W. Brown, of Goshen Methodist Congregation, 
Stanley Township; of John Feagan and George A. Bean, of the Bible Class of Zion 
Methodist Church, Goderich; of R. C. McDermid and A. Struiton, of Knox Church, 
Goderich ; of D. K. Prior and F. Pennebaker, of the Baptist S. S. of Clinton ; of Mrs. 
C. J. Wallis and Mrs. A. T. Cooper, of the W.O.T.U. of Clinton; of Rebecca Zavitz 
and A. Boisfeuillet, of the W.C.T.U.; of Miss H. Stubbins and others, of Presbytery 
Guild and Christian Endeavour of St. Paul s Presbyterian Church; of Bertram 
Walker, of Junior League of Norfolk Street Methodist Church; of Agnes Alexander 
and Andrew Scott, of Knox Church Sunday School; of S. J. Bennett and A. Bois 
feuillet, of the W.C.T.U., all of the City of Guelph; of Jacob Burt, of Corningsby 
Mission Study Class of Hillsburg; of Reverend L. J. R. Naftel, Pastor, and others, of 
St.| John s Anglican Church of Elora; of Mrs. George A. Marshall and Mrs. George 
Robertson, of the Women s Institute of Everton; of William Melcolm Kay and George 
Wood, of the First Presbyterian Church of Eramosa Township; of Reverend W. K. 
Allen and D. Maltby, of Aberf oyle Methodist Church ; of Mrs. L, C. Eplett and Mrs. C. 
M. Sheppard, of the W.C.T.U. of Coldwater; of John McArthur and others, of the 
Municipal Council of the Township of Egremont; of A. B. Cunningham, of Trinity 
Methodist Church; of Elizabeth I. Prudham and Ruby Chapman, of Swastika Class 



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of Wiarton Methodist Sunday School; of James Nott and R. H. Barr, of the Muni 
cipal Council of Tarbutt and Tarbutt; of Mrs. Emma Fisher and others, of the 
Women s Institute of East Korah ; of Milton J. Smith and Roy Thomson, of the S. S. 
of Bluevale Methodist Church; of John Shortreid and A. McEwan, of the Municipal 
Council of the Township of Morris; of Reverend Joseph W. Hebbert, Pastor, and R. 
C. Redmond, of Wingham Methodist Church; of William Britton, of Epworth League 
of Constance Methodist Church; of R. H. Mew and C. J. Walters, of Benmiller Adult 
Bible Class (Circuit), Goderich; of Elizabeth Smith and Thomas E. McKenzie, of 
Cormant Bible Class of Willis Church, Clinton; of Arthur Fisher and others, of 
Benmiller Circuit of Goderich District, London Conference; of G. M. Holmes and 
John Challen, of the Baptist Church of Goderich; of Reverend A. Sinclair, Pastor, 
and N. W. Frewarth, of Holmesville Methodist Church; of Howard Yrewartha, and 
Frank A. Jenkins, of the Epworth League of Holmesville; of Charles Breckow and 
William W. Stevens, of Bethel Sunday School of Benmiller Circuit; of Alexander 
P. Shepperd, of the Methodist Church of Nile Circuit; of Charles P. Doughty and 
Thomas Wright, of St. Paul s Presbyterian Church; of Adam Wood, of the Muni 
cipal Council of the Township of Eramosa; of James Currie and Ada Clark, of 
Salem S. S.; of J. W. Brown, of Union Sunday School of Mount Pleasant; of Rev 
erend Robert Keefer, Pastor, and T. S. Copeland, of the Methodist Church of Elora; 
of Mrs. John Tolton, of the Methodist Sunday School of Arkell; of T. Tiffin and H. 
W. E agleson, of Shiloh Adult Bible Class of Tupperville Circuit ; of David Scott, of 
the School Board of S. S. No. 2, Nichol; of Reverend William Munroe and Dugald 
Robertson, of the Church of Christ, Everton; of MacDougal Hay, B.A., and D. M. 
Alcorn, of Knox Church, Elora ; of L. E. Milner and J. F. McGregor, of the Methodist 
Sunday School of Wardsville; of Solomon W. Hann and R. W. Parsons, of Cairngorm 
Circuit, London Conference; of Reverend Albert E. Jones, Pastor, Strathroy Methodist 
Church; of M. Matthews, of the Women s Institute of Delaware; of Alexander Me- 
Intyre, of Cashmere Sabbath School, County of Middlesex; of William H. Wardell 
and Charlotte Fuller, of Bethel Sunday School of Adelaide Township; of D. Graham 
and F. W. Atkinson, of the Town of Strathroy ; of Reverend Herbert J. Creasy, M. A., 
of Congregations of the Methodist Church of Delaware, Kilworth and Komoka; of 
Isiah Sickles, Chief, and Stephens-Williams, of United Temperance Societies of Indian 
Reserves in the Province of Ontario ; of William R. Vance and James B. Corneille, of 
the Methodist Church of Melbourne; of J. H. Stewart and others, Elders of Taits 
Corners Presbyterian Church, Ekfried Township ; of Roger Perry and William Warren, 
of Longwood Junior Farmers Improvement Association; of Reverend D. H. Currie, 
of Mainsville Presbyterian Church; of Reverend J. T. E. Blanchard, Pastor, and 
George L. Putnam, of the Methodist Congregation of Eastons Corners ; of Reverend 
John Webster, Pastor, and E. L. B. Cornell, of the Methodist Church, Kemptville; of 
William Sloan and Reverend H. Bolingbroke, of the Presbyterian Church of Heckston ; 
of Reverend P. A. MacLeod, D.D., of the St. Paul s Church, Kemptville; of Mrs. C. 
J. Baker and others, of the W.C.T.U. of Spencerville ; of James Adams, of Johnstown 
Sunday School of the Township of Edwardsburg; of Mrs. S. F. McGrath and Mrs. J. 
T. E. Blanchard, of Eastons Corners Institute; of Mrs. J. A. Waterson and Mrs. T. A. 
Murphy, of the W.C.T.U. of Kemptville; of D. H. Currie, of Cardinal Presbyterian 
Church; of George Stafford and R. W. Kingston, of the Trustee Board of the Spencel- 
ville Methodist Church; of T. A. Craig and H. C. Guest, of the Methodist S. S. of 
Kemptville; of William T. Pitt and others, of the Sunday School of Shanley Metho 
dist Church; of Agnes Weedmark and Mrs. Mansell Carson, of Epworth League of 
Burritts Rapids; of A. E. Warren and others, of the Parish of North Augusta; of 
Mrs. Mansell Carson, of the W.C.T.U. of Burritts Rapids; of George Stafford and 
F. B. Newman, of the Trustee Board of Roebuck Methodist Church; of Walter E. 
McCaw and Douglas E. Empey, of the Sunday Schol of Eastons Corners ; of Mrs. W. 



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G. Gardiner and Mrs. S. H. Guest, of the Ladies Aid of the Methodist Church of 
Kemptville; of W. A. Hanna and Joel Adams, of Shanley Circuit of the Methodist 
Church; of J. R. Wallace and W. L. Bailey, of St. Paul s Presbyterian Sabbath School 
of Kemptville ; of Reverend George C. Wood, Pastor, and George Baker, of the Metho 
dist Churches of the Merrickville Circuit; of David Nairn, of the Central Presby 
terian Church, Gait; of Reverend W. O. Helm, Pastor, and William H. Wolfe, of the 
Evangelical Church, New Hamburg; of William Hartop and J. E. Warren, of New 
Hope Lodge No. 66, Royal Templars of Temperance, of Hespeler; of Mrs. A. 0. Wick- 
erson and Teresa Cassady, of Epworth League of the Methodist Church of Ayr; of 
Lillian Walker and Mrs. J. Farraday, of the W.C.T.U. of Preston; of E. M. Grove, of 
the regular Baptist Church of Gait; of Roy Cassady, of Ayr and Paris Plains Metho 
dist Churches (Methodist Circuit) ; of Reverend J. R. Johnston, B.A., of the Presby 
terian Congregation of Doon, in the Township of Waterloo; of A. T. Rogers and W. 
E. Jackson, of the Banner Bible Class of Ainslie Street Methodist Church Sunday 
School, Gait; of Philip Poth and John Buck, of the Baptist Church of New Dundee; 
of William Tornan and Lorimer Krampien, of the Baptist Sunday School of New 
Dundee; of T. A. Rutherford, of Ainslie Street Methodist Sunday School of Gait; 
of Reverend J. L. Small and E. A. Michie, of the Presbyterian Congregation of 
Hespeler ; of Reverend J. J. Liddy and R. H. Knowles, of Hespeler Methodist Church ; 
of R. Boundy and others, of Lincoln Avenue Methodist Church, Gait; of Reverend 
A. T. Nash, Pastor, and J. W. Groh, of the Evangelical Association of Hespeler; of 
J. Hilborn and John Naismith, of Union Sunday School of Blair ; of John R. Naismith 
and Thomas Hepburn, B.A., of the Bible Class of the Presbyterian Church of Preston; 
of Wellington Shupe and Robert S. Conochie, of Gait Council of the Royal Templar 
Temperance; of Gertrude Steele and Andrew Lockie, of the Young People s Guild of 
the Presbyterian Church of Branchton; of Reverend J. R. Johnston, B.A., and Thomas 
Hepburn, B.A., of the Presbyterian Church of Preston; of Reverend C. W. Bachus, 
Pastor, and others, of United Brethern in Christ, Congregation of New Dundee; of 
George McClintock and D. Clapton, of Ebenezer Methodist Church, Lyons Circuit; of 
H. A. Scott and N. E. Cherry, of Clarke Wallace O.Y.B. No. 39 of Russell; of Bruce 
R. Kitchen, of Junior Brotherhood of Brant Avenue Methodist Church; of Reverend 
Wray R. Smith, Pastor and A. Goodwin, of Oxford Street Methodist Church of Brant- 
ford; of Ella Ross and Nellie McDonald, of College Avenue Epworth League, Wood 
stock ; of Julia Clifton and Violet Lewis, of Epworth League, Dundas Street Methodist 
Church, Woodstock, all of the Province of Ontario ; of F. W. Irvine, of New London ; of 
William D. Coiley and Gwen McLeod, of P.S.D., S.O.T., No. 200, Granville; and of 
John Barnard, of Long River, all of Prince Edward Island ; severally praying for the 
passing, as a War Measure, of an Act prohibiting the manufacture and importation 
into the Dominion of Canada, of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes; also, the 
sending, carrying, delivering or receiving of any such liquors, in any province or area 
in which the sale of such liquors for beverage purposes is prohibited. 

The Honourable Mr. Tessier, from the Standing Committee on Standing Orders, 
presented their Seventh Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : - 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

TUESDAY, May 29, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Standing Orders have the honour to make their 
Seventh Report, as follows: 

Your Committee have examined the following petitions and find the Rules com 
plied with in each case: 



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Of The Empire Life Insurance Company ; praying for an extension of time within 
which to secure a license. 

Of The Western Dominion Railway Company; praying for an extension of time 
within which to complete its undertaking. 

Of The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire, and the Children of the Empire 
(Junior Branch) ; praying for an Act of Incorporation. 

Of J. W. Hopkins and others, of Moosejaw, Saskatchewan; praying for the passing 
of an Act incorporating them under the name of " The Army and Navy Veterans of 
Canada." 

Of the Kaslo and Slocan Railway Company; praying for the passing of an Act 
authorizing the company to enter into an agreement of lease, or sale, with the Cana 
dian Pacific Railway Company, and for other purposes. 

Of James Wallace Tygard, of the City of Toronto; praying for the passing of an 
Act empowering the Commissioner of Patents to issue a patent on certain improve 
ments in internal combustion engines. 

Of Alliance Nationale; praying for a Dominion charter. 

Of The Western Canada Accident and Guarantee Insurance Company; praying 
for an amendment to their Act of incorporation. 

Of George Christian Breidert and Burton W. Mudge, both of the City of Chicago, 
in the State of Illinois, U.S.A.; praying that the Commissioner of Patents be em 
powered to accept applications and issue certain patents of invention; and 

Of the Vancouver Life Insurance Company; praying for the passing of an Act 
extending the time within which to secure a certificate required under the Insurance 
Act. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

JULES TESSIER, 

Chairman. 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson presented to the Senate a Bill 1ST, intituled: "An 
Act respecting The Western Life Assurance Company." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Edwards presented to the Senate a Bill 0, intituled : " An 
Act respecting a Patent of Ernest Mead Baker." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Taylor presented to the Senate a Bill P, intituled : " An Act 
to incorporate The Army and Navy Veterans in Canada." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Bostock presented to the Senate a Bill Q, intituled : " An 
Act respecting The Vancouver Life Insurance Company." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 



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The Honourable Mr. Bostock presented to the Senate a Bill R, intituled : " An 
Act respecting The Security Life Insurance Company of Canada." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Eeading on 
Thursday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Bostock presented to the Senate a Bill S, intituled : " An 
Act respecting The Canada Preferred Insurance Company." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Eeading on 
Thursday next. 

The Honourable Mr. McCall presented to the Senate a Bill T, intituled : " An 
Act to authorize the issue of a Patent to James Wallace Tygard." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Eeading on 
Thursday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Tanner presented to the Senate a Bill U, intituled: "An 
Act to incorporate The Great War Veterans Association of Canada." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Eeading on 
Thursday next. 

The Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell presented to the Senate a Bill V, intituled : 
" An Act to incorporate The Dominion Council of The Girl Guides Association." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Eeading on 
Thursday next. 

On motion of Honourable Mr. Bostock, 

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General ; praying that His Excellency will cause to be laid before the Senate : 

Copies of all Orders in Council passed in conformity with the provisions of 4-5 
George V, Chapter 20, Section 15, Subsection 5. 

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General by such Members of this House as are Members of the Privy Council. 



The Honourable Mr. Power moved, seconded by the Honourable Mr. McSweeney, 
the following : 

Eesolved, That, in any measure intended to introduce Conscription into Canada, 
provision should be made that no man whose father, brother or son has gone to the 
Seat of War as a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force or is being trained 
in England prepartory to going to the front, shall be selected for compulsory service. 

After Debate, 

A Point of Order was raised to the effect that as the proposed Motion is an antici 
pated amendment to a Bill of which notice has been given, the same is out of order. 

His Honour the Speaker took the Point of Order en delibere until to-morrow. 



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Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Twelfth Report of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred the 
Petition of Donald G. Whibley, together with the evidence taken before the said 
Committee. 

The said Report was, on division, adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Thirteenth Report of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred 
the Petition of Thomas E. Jory, together with the evidence taken before the said 
Committee. 

The said Report was, on division, adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Fourteenth Report of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred 
the Petition of Colin D. Poole, together with the evidence taken before the said 
Committee. 

The said Report was, on division, adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Fifteenth Report of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred the 
Petition of Florence Evaline Snyder Lockwood, together with the evidence taken 
before the said Committee. 

The said Report was, on division, adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Sixteenth Report of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred the 
Petition of Edward Nevilles^ together with the evidence taken before the said Com 
mittee. 

The said Report was adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 34, " An Act respecting The Inter- 
provincial and James Bay Railway Company," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 36, " An Act respecting La Compagnie 
du Cliemin de Per de Colonisation du Nord," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill 38, An Act 
respecting certain patents of George C. Breidert and Burton W. Mudge, it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Second Report of 
the Special Committee appointed for the purpose of considering, inquiring into and 
reporting upon (Vide pages 97-8), it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill J, " An Act for the relief of Charles 
F. R. Jones." was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Third Reading on 
Thursday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill K, " An Act for the relief of Florence 
A. Kennedy," was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Third Reading on 
Thursday next. 



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Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill L, " An Act for the relief of John B. 
Parker," was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Third Reading on 
Thursday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill M, " An Act for the relief of Beatrice 
Matthews Hilton," was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Third Reading on 
Thursday next. 

The Senate adjourned. 



128 



30th May 



1917 



Wednesday, May 30th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDTJC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beith, 

Belcourt, 

Bostock, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Choquette, 
Crosby, 
Curry, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 

PRAYERS. 



De Veber, 
Donnelly, 
Douglas, 
Edwards, 
Farrell, 
Forget, 
Gillmor, 
Girroir, 
King, 
Laird, 
Landry, 
Lavergne, 
Legris, 
Lougheed 
(Sir James), 



Lynch-Staunton, 
Mason 

(Brig.-Gen J, 
McCall, 
McHugh, 
McLean, 
McLennan, 
McSweeney, 
Milne, 
Mitchell, 
Montplaisir, 
Murphy, 
Nicholls, 
Pope, 
Power, 



Prince, 

Ratz, 

Richardson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Smith, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table : 

By the Honourable Mr. Watson : 
Of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company ; 

Of Thomas Russ Deacon, and others, all of the City of Winnipeg (The Cascade 
Scenic Railway Company) ; and 

Several Petitions praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 

By the Honourable Mr. Belcourt: 
Three Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor : - 
Four Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell : 
Ten Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Prince: 
Several Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Mcholls : 

Of the Reverend A. T. Sowerby, Pastor, and Robert A. Pearce, Clerk, of the 
Dovercourt Road Baptist Church, in the City of Toronto. 

By the Honourable Mr. McHugh : 
Twenty-two Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 



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The Honourable Sir James Lougheed, from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Eighteenth Eeport. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

TUESDAY, May 29, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Eighteenth Report, 
as follows: 

In the matter of the Petition of Herbert Featherstone Conover, of the Township 
of Trafalgar, in the County of Halton, in the Province of Ontario, farmer; praying 
for the passing of an Act to dissolve his marriage with Larilla A. Conover, presently 
of parts unknown, and for such further and other relief as to the Senate may seem 
meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Rules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service 011 the Respondent _of a copy of the notice, and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath touching the right of the petitioner to the 
relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES A. LOUGHEED, 

Acting Chairman. 

It was, on division, Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the 
Day for consideration on Tuesday next. 

The .Honourable Sir James Lougheed, from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Nineteenth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

TUESDAY, May 29, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Nineteenth Report, 
as follows: 

In the matter of the Petition of George Maisey, of the Town of Walkerville, in 
the Province of Ontario, engineer; praying for the passing of an Act to dissolve his 
marriage with Lulu Drusella Maisey, formerly of the Town of Amherstburg, in the 
said province, and for such further and other relief as to the Senate may seem meet. 



130 30th May 1917 



1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Eules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice, and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath touching the right of the petitioner to the 
relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

JAMES A. LOUGHEED, 

Acting Chairman. 

It was, on division, Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the 
Day for consideration on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the Standing Committee on Banking and 
Commerce, to whom was referred the Bill 5, " An Act respecting The Guardian Acci 
dent and Guarantee Company and to change its name to The Guardian Insurance 
Company of Canada , " reported that they had gone through the said Bill, and had 
directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the Standing Committee on Banking and 
Commerce, to whom was referred the Bill 14, " An Act respecting The Grain Growers 
Grain Company, Limited, and to authorize it to change its name to United Grain 
Growers, Limited, " reported that they had gone through the said Bill, and had 
him to report the same to the Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the Standing Committee on Banking and 
Commerce, to whom was referred the Bill 15, " An Act respecting the Saint John 
Board of Trade," reported that they had gone through the said Bill, and had directed 
him to report the same to the Senate without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the Standing Committee on Banking and 
Commerce, to whom was referred the Bill 29, " An Act to amend the Act incorporating 
The Canadian Surety Company," reported that they had gone through the said Bill, 
and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the Standing Committee on Banking and 
Commerce, to whom was referred the Bill 11, "An Act respecting The Canadian 



8 George V 30th May 131 



Order of the Woodmen of the World," reported that they had gone through the said 
Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amendment. 
Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the Standing Committee on Banking and 
Commerce, to whom was referred the Bill 44, "An Act to incorporate Alliance 
Nationale" reported that they had gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to 
report the same to the Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Head 
ing to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the Standing Committee on Banking and 
Commerce, to whom was referred the Bill 40, " An Act to incorporate La Societe des 
Artisans Canadiens FranQais," reported that they had gone through the said Bill, and 
had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Taylor, for the Honourable Mr. Sproule, presented to the 
Senate a Bill W, intituled : " An Act for the relief of Colin Darrach Poole." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

The Honourable Mr. McHugh presented to the Senate a Bill X, intituled : " An 
Act respecting a certain patent of The Sharp Rotary Ash Receiver Company, Incor 
porated." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Taylor presented to the Senate a Bill Y, intituled : " An Act 
for the relief of Thomas Edwin Jory." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Mitchell presented to the Senate a Bill Z, intituled : " An 
Act for the relief of Florence Evaline Snyder Lockwood." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

The Honourable Mr. ISTicholls presented to the Senate a Bill A2, intituled : " An 
Act respecting The Empire Life Insurance Company of Canada." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

TL. Honourable Mr. Nicholls presented to the Senate Bill B2, intituled: "An 
Act respecting a patent of James B. King and others." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 



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The Order of the Day being read for resuming the adjourned Debate on the 
Motion of the Honourable Mr. Power : 

That, in any measure intended to introduce Conscription into Canada, etc. (Vide 
page 125), it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until Tuesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for consideration of the Second Report of the 
Special Committee appointed for the purpose of considering, inquiring into and report 
ing upon (Vide pages 97-8), it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until Tuesday next. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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31st May 



133 



Thursday, May 31st, 1917. 

The Members convened were: 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Beith, 

Belcourt 

Bostock, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Choquette, 
Crosby, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 

PRAYERS. 



Donnelly, 

Douglas, 

Edwards, 

Farrell, 

Forget, 

Gillmor, 

Girroir, 

Gordon, 

King, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 

Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Lynch- Staunton, 



Mason 

(Brig.-Gen l), 
McCall, 
McHugh, 
McLean, 
McLennan, 
Me Sweeney, 
Milne, 
Mitchell, 
Montplaisir, 
Murphy, 
Nicholls, 
Poirier, 
Pope, 
Power, 
Prince, 
Prowse. 



Ratz, 

Eichardson, 
Roche, 
Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Smith, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
Watson, 
Wilson, 
Yeo. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table : 

By the Honourable Mr. Ratz : 
Twenty-one Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Gordon: 
Thirteen Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Dennis: 
Several Petitions praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 

By the Honourable Mr. Smith : 
Sixty-nine Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor, for the Honourable Mr. Sproule: 
Thirteen Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Edwards: 
Two Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition ; and 

By the Honourable Mr. McHugh : 
Seven Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of The Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Company ; praying for an exten 
sion of time for the commencement and completion of its undertaking, and for other 
purposes; and 



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Of Michael Olenchuk and others, of the City of Winnipeg, in the Province of 
Manitoba ; praying for an Act of incorporation under the name of " Canadian Ukrain 
ian Institute Prosvita." 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill B, " An Act respecting The 
Essex Terminal Railway Company," reported that they had gone through the said 
Bill and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third 
Reading to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill 26, " An Act respecting The 
Calgary and Fernie Railway Company," reported that they had gone through the 
said Bill and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amend 
ment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third 
Reading to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee 011 Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill 37, " An Act respecting The 
Mount Royal Tunnel and Terminal Company, Limited," reported that they had gone 
through the said Bill and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without 
any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third 
Reading to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill 25, " An Act respecting The 
Eastern Telephone and Telegraph Company," reported that they had gone through 
the said Bill and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any 
amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third 
Reading to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill 41, " An Act respecting The 
Grand Trunk Pacific Branch Lines Company," reported that they had gone through 
the said Bill and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any 
amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third 
Reading to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill 28, " An Act respecting The 
Canadian Northern Quebec Railway Company," reported that they had gone through 
the said Bill and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any 
amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third 
Reading to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill 6, " An Act respecting The 



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Atliabaska Northern Railway Company," reported that they had gone through the 
said Bill and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amend 
ment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third 
Reading to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill 9, " An Act respecting The 
Lachine, Jacques Cartier and Maisonneuve Railway Company," reported that they 
had gone through the said Bill and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third 
Reading to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill 16, " An Act to confirm certain 
agreements made between The Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern Railway and Naviga 
tion Company and The Canadian Northern Pacific Railway Company," reported that 
they had gone through the said Bill and had directed him to report the same to the 
Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third 
Reading to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill 17, " An Act respecting The 
Western Dominion Railway Company," reported that they had gone through the said 
Bill and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third 
Reading to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill 30, " An Act respecting The 
Canadian Western Railway Company," reported that they had gone through the said 
Bill and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third 
Reading to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill 35, " An Act respecting The 
Kalso and Slocan Railway Company," reported that they had gone through the said 
Bill and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third 
Reading to-morrow. 

It was moved, 

That in the opinion of the Senate, during the war, whole wheat bread should be 
made as soon as possible in Canada. 

After debate, it was 

Ordered, That further debate on the said Motion be adjourned until Wednesday 
next. 

Brigadier-General the Honourable Mr. Mason presented to the Senate a Bill C2, 
intituled : " An Act to incorporate The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire and 
The Children of the Empire (Junior Branch)." 

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136 31st May 1917 



The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. McLennan, from the Special Committee, appointed to con 
sider and report upon the arrangements which should be made for the Celebration of 
the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Foundation of this Dominion, presented their First 
and Final Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

May 31, 1917. 

The Special Committee appointed to consider and report upon the arrangements 
which should be made for the celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Foundation 
of this Dominion, ask leave to submit the following recommendations as their First 
and Final Report. 

That a topical pamphlet, comparing and contrasting Canada of 1867 with Canada 
of 1917, be published for the purpose of drawing attention to the outstanding features 
of Canadian growth and development and giving direction to the thoughts which 
should animate the memorial services. 

That the Government issue a proclamation inviting churches, Sabbath and day 
schools, colleges, municipal authorities, Canadian clubs and other associations to 
co-operate in the working out of fitting commemorative services for the day. 

That the provincial authorities be requested to arrange for a special official cele 
bration of the anniversary at the capitals of the several provinces. 

That the Federal Government provide for the issuance of a commemorative post 
card and postage stamp, with appropriate design and legend representative of the work 
of The Fathers of Confederation. 

That appropriate memorial services be held at London and Paris on July 1st. 

That upon the central stone column, upholding the roof of the great entrance hall 
oi the new parliament buildings, the following inscription be incised : 

JULY 
1867 1917. 

ON THE FIFTIETH 

ANNIVERSARY OF THE CONFEDERATION 
OF BRITISH COLONIES IN NORTH AMERICA 

AS 

THE DOMINION OF CANADA 
THE CANADIAN PARLIAMENT AND PEOPLE 

DEDICATED THIS BUILDING, 

THEN IN PROCESS. OF CONSTRUCTION 

AFTER DAMAGE BY FIRE, 

AS. A MEMORIAL OF 

THE DEEDS OF THEIR FOREFATHERS 
AND OF THE VALOUR OF THOSE 

CANADIANS 

WHO IN THE GREAT WAR FOUGHT FOR THE 

LIBERTIES OF CANADA 

OF THE EMPIRE 

AND OF 
HUMANITY. 



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That the Government arrange a fitting ceremonial service for setting in place 
and dedicating this inscribed stone at 12 noon, on the 2nd day of July, 1917. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

J. S. McLENNAN, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders "of the Day for considera 
tion on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, for the Honourable Mr. Ratz, presented to the 
Senate a Bill D2, intituled : " An Act for the relief of John Walter Sherald Garrett." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Heading on 
Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill J, intituled 1 : " An Act for the relief of 
Charles F. R. Jones," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to this House. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill K, intituled: " An Act for the relief of 
Florence A. Kennedy," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with" all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to this House. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill L, intituled " An Act for the relief of 
John B. Parker," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to this House. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill M, intituled : " An Act for the relief 
of Beatrice Matthews Hilton," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to this House. 

S 10i 



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Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 5, " An Act respecting The Guardian 
Accident and Guarantee Company, and to change its name to The Guardian Insur 
ance Company of Canada," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 14, " An Act respecting The Grain 
Growers Grain Company, Limited, and to authorize it to change its name to United 
Grain Growers, Limited, " was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 15, " An Act respecting the Saint 
John Board of Trade," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 29, " An Act to amend the Act incor 
porating The Canadian Surety Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 11, " An Act respecting The Canadian 
Order of the Woodmen of the World," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 44, "An Act to incorporate Alliance 
Nationals," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 40, " An Act to incorporate La Societe 
des Artisans Canadiens Frangais," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Seventeenth Report of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred 
the Petition of Gertrude E. Beal, together with the evidence taken before the said 
Committee. 

The said Report was, on division, adopted. 



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Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill N", " An Act respecting The Western 
Life Assurance Company," was read a second time, and 

Keferred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 0, " An Act respecting a patent of 
Ernest Mead Baker," was read a second time, and 

Eeferred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill P, " An Act 
to incorporate The Army and Navy Veterans in Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Wednesday next. 

-Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill Q, " An Act respecting The Van 
couver Life Insurance Company," was read a second time, and 

Keferred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill R, " An Act respecting The Security- 
Life Insurance Company of Canada," was read a second time, and 
Referred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill S, " An Act respecting The Canada 
Preferred Insurance Company," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill T, " An 
Act to authorize the issue of a patent to James Wallace Tygard,", it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill IT, " An 
Act to incorporate The Great War Veterans Association of Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Wednesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill V, " An Act to incorporate The 
Dominion Council of the Girl Guides Association," was read a second time, and 
Referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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1st June 



1917 



Friday, June 1st, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 
Beith, 
Bostock, 
Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Casgrain, 
Choquette, 
Crosby, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Douglas, 

PRAYERS. 



Edwards, 

Farrell, 

Forget, 

Gillmor, 

King, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 

Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Lynch-Staunton, 



Mason 

(Brig.-Gen l), 
McHugh, 
McLean, 
McLennan, 
McSweeney, 
Milne, 
Montplaisir, 
Murphy, 
Poirier, 
Pope, 
Power, 
Prince, 
Prowse, 



Katz, 

Kichardson, 
Roche, 
Ross 

(Middleton), 
Smith, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



His Honour the Speaker presented to the Senate the following Reports from the 
Clerk of the Senate, with his recommendations thereof; and a communication from 
the Joint Librarians of Parliament : 

THE SENATE, 

THE CLERK S OFFICE, 

OTTAWA, March 3, 1917. 

SiR, I have the honour to report that a vacancy has occurred in the Staff of the 
Senate, in consequence of the death of Mr. William Chapman, Translator of Debates. 

I have the honour to be, sir, 

Your obedient servant, 

SAMUEL E. ST. O. CHAPLEAU, 

Clerk of the Senate. 
The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, 

Speaker of the Senate, 
The Senate, Ottawa. 

MEMORANDUM. 

The undersigned has the honour to recommend that Mr. Jules Fournier be 
appointed French Translator of Debates fn the place of Mr. William Chapman, 
deceased, the necessary certificates having been furnished by the Civil Service Com 



mission. 



The Speaker s Chamber. 



JOSEPH BOLDUC, 

Speaker of the Senate. 



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THE SENATE, 

OTTAWA, May 30, 1917. 

SIR, I beg to report that a vacancy on the Senate Staff, in Sub-division B of the 
First Division, has occured by the death of Mr. Byron R. Nicholson, Clerk of English 
Journals. 

I have the honour to recommend that the duties of Clerk of English Journals 
be assigned to Mr. C. H. Jones, in addition to his duties as Clerk of the Minutes of 
Proceedings, and that he be promoted from Sub-division A of the Second Division to 
Sub-division B of the First Division, such promotion to take effect from the first day 
of June next. 

During the past two years Mr. Jones has carried on the greater part of the work 
of the late Clerk of the English Journals and, in view of this circumstance, I desire to 
bring to the favourable consideration of the Senate the provisions set forth in Section 
33, of the Civil Service Act, 1908, whereby a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars 
may be added to the minimum salary on appointment. 

I have the honour to be, sir, 

Your obedient servant, 

A. E. BLOUNT, 

Clerk of the Senate. 
His Honour 

The Speaker of the Senate, 
Ottawa. 

Approved, 

JOSEPH BOLDUC, 

Speaker of tlie Senate. 

LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT. 

OTTAWA, May 30, 1917. 

SIR, The Joint Librarians of Parliament have the honour to forward a certificate, 
according to law, from the Civil Service Commissioners in favour of Mr. Herbert 
Charles Stock, authorizing his appointment as a messenger at an inital salary of $800 
per annum. 

The Librarians have the honour to request that the certificate be laid on the Table 
of the Senate, according to Statute. 

We have the honour to be, sir, 

Your obedient servants, 

A. D. DE CELLES, 

General Librarian. 

MARTIN J. GRIFFIN, 

Parliamentary Librarian. 
The Honourable 

The Speaker of the Senate. 

CERTIFICATE OF QUALIFICATION FOR LOWER GRADE OFFICES. 

(Issued pursuant to the provisions of Section 22 of the Civil Service Amendment 
Act, 1908, and Article 6 of the Rules and Regulations of the Civil Service. Commis 
sion.) 

Whereas by an Act of the Parliament of Canada, Chapter 15 of 7-8 Edward VII, 
intituled : " An Act to amend The Civil Service Act," it is amongst other things in 
effect enacted, that appointment to the positions of messenger, porter, sorter or packer, 
and to such other positions in the lower grades as are determined by the Governor in 



142 1st June 1917 



Council, may be made by the Governor in Council upon the recommendation of the 
head of the department based on the report in writing of the deputy head, and accom 
panied by a certificate of qualification from the Commission, to be given with or with 
out examination, as is determined by the regulations of the Commission, that the 
person applying for the appointment possesses the requisite knowledge and ability and 
is duly qualified as to age, health, character and habits. Provided that no qualification 
as to age shall be required in the case of appointment to the position of messenger. 

And whereas Mr. Herbert Charles Stock, of Ottawa, Ont., aged thirty-four, has 
been selected for appointment to the position of messenger in the Department of 
Library of Parliament and has been examined in a non-competitive examination, in 
conformity with the rules and regulations of the Civil Service Commission governing 
special examinations for Lower Grade Offices; 

And whereas the said Civil Service Commission has ascertained respecting the 
candidate ; 

That he is a British subject and has been a resident of Canada for at least three 
years ; 

That he is within the limits of age prescribed for the position to which it is pro 
posed to appoint him; 

That he is free from any physical defect or disease which would be likely to 
interfere with the proper discharge of his duties; 

That his character and habits are such as to qualify him for such position ; and 

That he possesses the requisite knowledge and ability to enter on the discharge 
of his official duties; 

Now this is to certify that the said Mr. Herbert C. Stock is qualified for appoint 
ment to the position of messenger in the Department of Library of Parliament. 

Honourably discharged from Canadian Ordnance Corps. 

The Librarians of Parliament having reported that exceptional qualifications are 
required for the performance of the duties of this position, and that it is proposed to 
make the initial salary on appointment $800 per annum, the Commissioners accord 
ingly certify, pursuant to the provisions of Section. 33 of the Civil Service Amend 
ment Act, 1908, that Mr. Herbert Charles Stock possesses the exceptional qualifications 
required for the performance of the duties of a messenger in the Library of Parlia 
ment. 

ADAM SHORTT, 
M. G. LAEOCHELLE, 

Commissioners. 
Dated this First day of May, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen. 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That the same be referred to the Standing Committee on Internal 
Economy and Contingent Accounts. 

The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table : 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor: 
Five Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Thome : 
Two Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Douglas: 
Five Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Edwards : 
Two Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 



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By the Honourable Mr. Ratz : 
Twenty-three Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. McHugh : 
Several Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Prowse: 
Three Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell : 
Eight Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition; and 
Six Petitions praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of A. 0. Sowerby, Pastor, Dovercourt Eoad Baptist Church, Toronto; protesting 
against the suspension of the Lord s Day Observance Act, as it applies to farm labour. 

Of Thomas Russ Deacon and others, of Winnipeg, Manitooa; praying to be incor 
porated under the name of " The Cascade Scenic Railway Company ;" and 

Of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company; praying for the passing of an Act 
authorizing them to issue any consolidated debenture stock or preferred stock which 
it has been or may be at any time empowered to issue, and for other purposes. 

The Honourable Mr. Bostock, from the Standing Committee on Standing Orders, 
presented their Eighth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

FRIDAY, June 1, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Standing Orders have the honour to make their 
Eighth Report, as follows: 

Your Committee have examined the following Petitions and find the Rules com 
plied with in each case : 

Of the Montreal Central Terminal Railway Company; praying for the passing 
of an Act extending the time for the completion of its works ; 

Of the Interprovincial and James Bay Railway Company; praying for an exten 
sion of time within which to complete its undertaking; 

Of La Compagnie du Chemin de fer de Colonisation du Nord; praying for an 
extension of time within which to complete its undertaking; 

Of J. A. Duchastel, of Outremont, in the Province of Quebec, and another of 
elsewhere ; praying for an Act of incorporation as the " Dominion Good Roads Asso 
ciation," and 

Of the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Company; praying for an exten 
sion of time for the commencement and completion of its undertaking and for other 
purposes. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

HEWITT BOSTOCK, 

Acting Chairman. 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Honourable Mr. Bostock, from the Standing Committee on Standing Orders, 
presented their Ninth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 



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THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

FRIDAY.,. June 1, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Standing Orders have the honour to make their 
jSTinth Report, as follows : 

Your Committee recommend that the time limited for receiving Petitions for 
Private Bills which expires on the 1st June, be extended to the 22nd June, 1917. 

That the time limited for presenting Private Bills, which expires on the 8th June, 
be extended to the 29th June, 1917. 

That the time limited for receiving reports of any Standing or Select Committee 
on a Private Bill, which expires on the 22nd June, next, be extended to the 6th July, 
1917. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

HEWITT BOS TOOK, 

Acting Chairman. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rule 24a and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 

The said Report was then adopted. 

The Honourable Mr. Bostock, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous 
Private Bills, to whom was referred the Bill 8, "An Act to incorporate The Bishop 
of Mackenzie River," reported that they had gone through the said Bill and had 
directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third 
Reading on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Bostock, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous 
Private Bills, to whom was referred the Bill 27, " An Act to amend the Act to incor 
porate The Canadian General Council of the Boy Scouts Association," reported that 
they had gone through the said Bill and had directed him to report the same to the 
Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third 
Reading on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill 34, "An Act respecting The 
Interprovincial and James Bay Railway Company," reported that they had gone 
through the said Bill and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without 
any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third 
Reading on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill 36, " An Act respecting La 
Compagnie ~du Chemin de Per de Colonisation du Nord" reported that they had gone 
through the said Bill and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without 
any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third 
Reading on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Beaubien presented to the Senate a Bill E>2, intituled : " An 
Act to incorporate Good Roads Association." 



8 George V 1st June 145 



The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Pope presented to the Senate a Bill F2, intituled : " An Act 
for the relief of Gertrude Ellen Beal." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Taylor presented to the Senate a Bill G2, intituled: "An 
Act for the relief of Donald George Whibley." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill B, " An Act respecting The Essex 
Terminal Railway Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 6, " An Act respecting The Athabaska 
Northern Railway Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill &, " An Act respecting The Lachine, 
Jacques Cartier and Maisonneuve Railway Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 16, " An Act to confirm certain agree 
ments made between The Vancouver, Victoria and Eastern Railway and Navigation 
Company and The Canadian Northern Pacific Railway Company," was read a third 
time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 17, " An Act respecting The Western 
Dominion Railway Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 



146 1st June 1917 



Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 26, " An Act respecting The Calgary 
and Fernie Railway Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 28, " An Act respecting The Canadian 
Northern Quebec Railway Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 30, " An Act respecting The Canadian 
Western Railway Company," was read a third time. 

The qxiestion was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 35, " An Act respecting The Kaslo 
and Slocan Railway Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 37, " An Act respecting The Mount 
Royal Tunnel and Terminal Company, Limited," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 25, " An Act to incorporate The 
Eastern Telephone and Telegraph Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 41, " An Act respecting The Grand 
Trunk Pacific Branch Lines Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill W, " An Act for the relief of Colin 
Darrach Poole," was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Third Reading on 
Wednesday next. 



8 George V 1st June 147 



Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill X, " An Act respecting a certain 
patent of The Sharp Rotary Ash Receiver Company, Incorporated," was read a second 
time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill Y, " An Act for the relief of Thomas 
Edwin Jory," was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Third Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill Z, " An Act for the relief of Florence 
Evaline Snyder Lockwood," was, 011 division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Third Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill A2, " An Act respecting The Empire 
Life Insurance Company of Canada," was read a second time, and 
Referred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill B2, " An Act respecting a patent of 
James B. King and others," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 

Return to an humble Address of the Senate to His Excellency the Governor 

General, dated the 29th instant, for : 

Copies of all Orders in Council passed in conformity with the provisions of 4-5 

George V, Chapter 20, Section 15, Subsection 5. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 185.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

By unanimous consent, 

The Senate adjourned until Tuesday next at Eight o clock in the evening. 



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5th June 



1917 



Tuesday, June 5th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Beitb, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bo well 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Casgrain, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Domville 

(Lt.-Col.), 

PRAYERS. 



Douglas, 

Edwards, 

Farrell, 

Gillmori, 

Girroir, 

Gordon, 

King, 

Laird, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 

Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Lynch-Staunton, 
Mason 

(Brig.Gen l), 



McCaU, 

McHugh, 

McLaren, 

McLean, 

McLennan, 

McSweeney, 

Milne, 

Mitchell, 

Montplaisir, 

Murphy, 

Nicholls, 

Poirier, 

Power, 

Prince, 

Ratz, 

Richardson, 



Robertson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
Watson, 
Wilson, 
Yeo. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr Ratz : 
Fourteen Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor: 
Ten Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell : 
Five Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Nicholls : 

Of Douglas Kay Ridout, of the City of Toronto, and others of the said City and 
elsewhere (The North American Accident Insurance Company) ; and 
One Petition praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. McCall : 
Thirty-seven Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Edwards : 
One Petition praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of Lady Pellatt, of the City of Toronto, Chief Commissioner, Dominion Council 
of the Girl Guides Association, incorporated under Imperial Charter; praying to be 
incorporated under Dominion Charter, under the name of " Dominion Council of the 
Girl Guides Association." 



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Of Mrs. Roy Scratch and Miss Etta Bruner, of the Kingsville Branch of South 
Essex Women s Institute; of Nathan D. McCann and others, of the Township of 
West Hawkesbury; of Mrs. H. J. Lackner and Mrs. B. J. Bollard, of the Women s 
Institute of Hawksville; of Ed. Shantz and M. L. Shuh, of the King St. Mennonite 
S. S. of Kitchener; of George Stoddard and Thomas W. Devlin, of Court Hope No. 
115, C.O.F. of Smiths Falls; of Samuel S. Bowman and Urias K. Weber, of 
Kitchener Mennonite Congregation; of Harry N. Moffatt, of the Congregation of 
Carsonby Methodist Church; of W. D. J. McEwen and H. Bussell, of the City of 
Ottawa, County Orange Lodge, C 97; of Lawrence H. Fisher and others, of Epworth 
League of Kars; of T. Allen Hicks and Charles H. Campbell, of Metcalfe Methodist 
S. S.; of Norman R. Wallace and James A. Wallace, of the Presbyterian Sabbath 
School, of North Gower; of Reverend Robert Gamble and W. J. Paul, of the Presby 
terian Congregation of Stittsville; of J. Le Dinwoodie and Edith A. Kerr, of the 
W.C.T.U. of Ottawa South; of Thomas Broad and others, of Bethany Presbyterian 
Church; of Thomas Bowman and Wm. McAllister, of Erskine Presbyterian S. S., 
Ottawa; of Newman H. Manis and George W. McCordick, of North Gower Metho 
dist S. S. ; of William Sparling and F. A. Jones, of the Dominion Methodist Church, 
Ottawa; of J. W. Brown and Allan Lindsay, of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church, 
Kars; of James Robinson and Samuel Craig, of Merivale Presbyterian Church; of 
Reverend Charles R. Duncan and G. O. Harshman, of Fourth Ave. Baptist Church, 
Ottawa; of Mrs. R. M. Wallace and Miss R. H. Ruby, of Women s Institute of Kars; 
of Alexander Thomson and J. IT. McNiece, of the Presbyterian Church of North 
Gower; of Reverend Elwood Lawson and others, of Westboro Methodist S. S.; of 
Harold Fisher, Mayor, of the City of Ottawa; of F. H. Pratt and M. E. Stamp, of 
the Sunday School of Bicentenary Methodist Church, Manotick; of W. H. Tate and 
R. H. Thomas, of Westminster Presbyterian S. S., Ottawa; of Isabella C. Hill and 
Elizabeth E. Healey, of Bolton St. Sunday School, Ottawa; of Reverend Charles H. 
Vessot, Pastor of the St. Mark French Presbyterian Church, Ottawa; of Lilian R. 
Lawrence and E. Violet Lowe, of Cheerful Helpers Mission Circle, Methodist Church 
of Ottawa; of W. D. J. McEwen and P. G. Burgess, of Bell St. Methodist S. S., of 
Ottawa; of M. J. Leith and John Crela, of Union Congregation of Kirrobert; of 
T. B. Beyz, of the Parish of Sacred Heart of Mary of Marievale; of Reverend W. E. 
J. Paul and T. D. Purdie, of the Congregation of St. Mary s Church of Meota; of 
Reverend C. S. Elsey, Pastor, and William A. Kennedy, of Union Church of Con 
quest; of Reverend A. D. Wrenshall, Rector of the Congregation of Christ Church 
of Gainsborough; of Reverend C. B. Freeman and H. G. Buck, of the Saskatoon 
Baptist Church; of William A. Guy and John Parker, of St. Andrew s Presbyterian 
Church of Regina; of Reverend W. A. Alexander, Pastor, and E. C. Vallance, of the 
Presbyterian Church of Grand Coulee; of Reverend R. J. Russell and William T. 
Balfour, of the Congregation of Lumsden and Forest; of John Bennett and others, of 
Broderick Presbyterian Congregation; of J. M. Parker and W. E. Brennan, of the 
Presbyterian Congregation of Eskdale; of A. Hamilton, J.P., and Angus Mackay, of 
the Congregation of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church of Indian Head; of C. C. 
Strachan and M. J. Barnes, of the Presbyterian Church of Stornoway; of Reverend 
Andrew Henderson and Roy Slesser, of the Presbyterian Congregations of Lans- 
downe, Golden Ridge and Kipling; of Reverend Allan Lang, Pastor of the Presby 
terian Congregations of Stoughton and Heward; of William Locheed and Percy 
Mitchell, of St. Paul s Church, Kelfield; of Reverend John Ferry, of Kisbry Presby 
terian Congregation ; of James Rutherford and A. A. Anderson, of Knox Presby 
terian Congregation of Donavan; of Stephens Richmond and J. A. Church, of the 
Presbyterian Congregation of Le Ross; of J. Irving and Reverend W. M. Ayers, of 
the Congregation of Stony Beach; of J. J. Fallis and others, of the Presbyterian 
Church of Elbow; of Reverend William Arthur Davis, of the Congregation of the 
Presbyterian Church of Ceylon; of W. M. Leigh, of the Westminster Presbyterian 



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Church of Regina; of Reverend John G. Biteen and W. A. West, of the Presbyterian 
Congregation of Kindersley; of Alexander John Wight and Reverend John Gallo 
way, of Mayfair Presbyterian Church of Saskatoon; of C. Cameron and George D. 
Campbell, of the Congregation of the Union Church of Balgonie; of G. H. Jones and 
A. McDougall, of First Baptist Church of Regina; of William Watson, of Mission 
Church of St. Alkmun, Regina; of Reverend Henry F. Widen and S. Mattiery, of 
the Swedish Baptist Church of Midale; of J. G. Domm, of Emanuel Congregation 
of Evangelical Association at Morse; of John Monus and John Kovach, of Hun 
garian Baptist Church of Bekevar (Kipling) ; of Reverend A. W. Mullett, Pastor of 
United Congregations of the Methodist Church (Eston Circuit); of James Morris 
and A. E. Baker, of Quill Valley S. D. No. 996, Humboldt; of Reverend William H. 
Wagner, of the Evangelical Association of Canada of Neudorf; of Reverend Joseph 
Carter, of the 1st Baptist Church and Cana Community Church of Melville and 
Cana; of Samuel Fleming and others, of Wolseley Federated Chuches and West- 
field Methodist Church ; of George H. Dix and J. B. Smith, .of Wadena Union Church ; 
of T. C. Haygarth and Reverend G. A. Beacroft, of the Evangelical Church of 
Kenaston ; of Reverend E. Mundcn Bishop, Pastor, and others, of St. John s Anglican 
Church of Ellisboro and of St. George s Anglican Church of Wolseley; of W. Jones, 
Mayor, of Swift Current; of Reverend C. B. Lawson, Pastor, of Wesley Methodist 
Congregation of Prince Albert; of J. E. Kitty and J. W. Cooper, of the Methodist 
Church of Osage; of Reverend William H. Driver, of the Methodist Church, Broad 
view; of G. T. Gamey and J. W. Lent, of the Methodist Church of Southey, and the 
Union Church of Bulyea; of Reverend H. G. Cairns, Pastor, and I. A. Lawrence, of 
the Methodist Church of North Battleford; of Reverend Charles Endicott, Pastor, 
and Frank Holmes, of Grace Methodist Church of Saskatoon; of Reverend C. B. 
Oakley, Pastor, and John F. Potter, of Gull Lake Circuit, Methodist Church; of 
Reverend W. R. Taulon, Pastor, and others, of the Methodist Congregation of Mel- 
fort; of Reverend Bert Howard and Carmen R. Werry, of Ettington Circuit of 
Ettington-Mossbank- Vantage Towns; of T. Hy. Serdall, of Tonkin Methodist Church; 
of Reverend J. C. Bard, Pastor, of the Methodist Congregation of Semans; of Rev 
erend Robert Milliken, Pastor, and Douglas J. Thum, of the Methopolitan Methodist 
Church of Regina ; of Reverend T. J. Johnston, Pastor, and George Spence, of Wesley 
Church of Moosejaw; of F. A. Maguire and W. T. Patterson, of the Methodist Con 
gregations of Goran and Swanston; of Reverend Edward Smith, of the Methodist 
Congregations of Valley Center and Dunkeld, Duval; of Reverend John C. Hartley, 
Pastor, and W. E. Clothier, of the Methodist Church of Indian Head; of George 
H. White and of F. S. Wilbur, of Creelman Methodist Church; of Reverend J. H. L. 
Joslyn, of Sintaluta and Alexander Churches and Congregation; of Reverend John 
Lewis, Pastor of Rae St. Methodist Church of Regina; of Reverend Frank Coop, 
Pastor, of the Methodist Church of Qu Appelle; of Mrs. James R. Aikenhead and 
others, of Melfort W.C.T.U.; of Mrs. M. J. Richardson, of the W.C.T.U. of Lanigan; 
of Reverend Robert McNaughton, of the Methodist Church of Plunkett and Elltown; 
of A. H. Nichol, of the Methodist Church of Nokomis ; of Reverend Iveson Thacker, 
Pastor, and M. A. Wilkinson, of Yellow Grass Methodist Church; of Reverend Eric 
A. McLaren, Pastor, and T. W. Awde, of the Methodist Church of Heward; of Rev 
erend G. H. Bennee, Pastor, and D. A. Kingsbury, of the Methodist Congregation of 
Rouleau; of G. W. Harton and J. E. Paul, of Wesley Methodist Church, Saskatoon; 
of Alexander E. Elliott and William Hillson, of the Methodist Congregations of 
Drinkwater and Brierrest; of Reverend C. W. Down, of Boharm Wesley Methodist 
Church; of George Dorey and A. D. Brooks, of Abernethy Circuit of the Methodist 
Church; of Reverend H. H. Kerley, of the Methodist Congregations of Morse Ernfold 
and Crocus Hill; of E. Troughton and Reverend H. B. Johnstone, of Lumsden and 
Wascana Congregations, Methodist Church; of J. A. Stewart and others, of the 
Methodist Church of Elston; of Reverend A. J. Belton, B.D., Pastor, and W. J. 



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Vancise, of the Methodist Congregation of Grand Coulee; of Keverend Aubrey W. 
Ingram, Pastor of the Methodist Church at Weardale and Estlin; of William Row- 
botham and Reverend Willis G. Hancock, Pastor, of the Methodist Church of Wawata 
Circuit; of M. Sifton, of W.C.T.U. of Moosejaw; of Mrs. Christina C. Sinton, of 
Central W.C.T.U., Regina; of Mrs. W. Whelpton and Charlotte M. Laycock, of 
Wilkie W.C.T.U.; and of Mrs. T. H. Gregson, of Oxbow W.C.T.U., all of Saskatche 
wan; of Elizabeth Reid Kidd and Mrs. H. V. Heald, of Liberty W.C.T.U.; of Rose S. 
Wood, of Cleveland W.C.T.U., Saskatoon ; of Mrs, F. Mallinson and Mrs. T. A. Simp 
son, of Chamberlain W.C.T.U.; of Helen Prentice, of Waldeck W.C.T.U.; of Mrs. L. 
A. Osment and Mrs. D. H. Starr, of Indian Head W.C.T.U. ; of Mrs. E. C. Warner 
and Mrs. W. R. Linklater, of Arcola W.C.T.U.; of Mrs. Ira Minion and Mrs. P. I. 
Thacker, of Yellow Grass W.C.T.U.; of Mary E. Colbeck, of North Battleford 
W.C.T.U. ; of Mary I. Scott, of Caron W.C.T.U. ; of Mrs. Alice J. Sanborn and Mrs. 
M. E. Borland, of Drinkwater W.C.T.U.; of Mrs. W. H. Baskerville, of Glenside 
W.C.T.U. ; of Emeline Key, of Estevan W.C.T.U. ; of Evelyn Andrews and Mary 
Ryalls, of Stoughton W.C.T.U.; of Mrs. A. Johnston and Mrs. C. F. Langerman, of 
Eouleau W.C.T.U.; of Ellen S. Cheeseman and Annie Fraron, of Maple Creek 
W.C.T.U. ; of Mrs. Margaret Alhingham, of Broadview W.C.T.U. ; of Mrs. Charles D. 
West and Mrs. R. C. Cowan, of Kindersley W.C.T.U. ; of Jane McCormick, of Swift 
Current W.C.T.U.; of C. A. Wheatley and others, of Battleford Methodist Church; 
of R. A. Clarkson and J. A. Creary, of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church, Wapella; 
of M. G. Garabediam and A. Douglas, of the Presbyterian Church of Leslie; of W. N. 
Howell and Reverend W. C. Clark, of Knox Congregation of Saskatoon; of Reverend 
A. Russell and others, of St. Thomas Presbyterian Church, Saskatoon; of Allan Rad- 
cliffe, of the Presbyterian Church of Fort Qu Appelle; of William W. Stewart, of St. 
Andrew s Presbyterian Church of Assiniboia ; of Herbert Keith and Robert J. Morri 
son, of the Presbyterian Congregations of Pense and Cottonwood; of Reverend R. J. 
McDonald and J. E. Campbell, of Carmichael Presbyterian Church, Regina; of J,. W. 
Fraser and W. D. Macartney, of the Presbyterian Church of Outlook; of R. P. 
Deckey and J. W. Campbell, of the Presbyterian Church, Truax; of Mrs. J. H. Ander 
son, of Strongfield W.C.T.U.; of Reverend Llewellyn Thomas, of St. Andrew s Presby 
terian Church of Kinistino ; of Andrew Aitchison and others, of the Presbyterian Con 
gregations of Ogema and other places; of Reverend Alexander MacLean and James 
Lewthwaite, of Knox Presbyterian Church of Redvers ; of Reverend D. MeKeen Reid 
and Thomas Jacques, of Community Church (Presbyterian) of Khedive, all of Saskat 
chewan; of J. K. Featherstone, of St. Andrew s S. S. of Streetsville ; of A. A. Colqu- 
houn, of the Municipal Council of the Township of Hibbert ; of Annie J. Hawley and 
Lew Smith, of Epworth League of the Cainsville Methodist Church ; of Miss Margaret 
Laird, of Oak Hill Branch of the South Brant Women s Institute; of H. E. Cragg 
and F. EL Phoanix, of Greenbank Women s Institute; of A. T. Healey and Mrs. E. F. 
Goddard, of Hanbury Women s Institute; of Miss Mamie Nesbitt and Mass Tillie 
Aikell, of Caledon Women s Institute, all of Ontario; of P. N. Murray, B.D., and J. 
L. Park, of the Presbyterian Church, Drummer ; of Reverend Robert McMillan, Pastor, 
and others of Buffalo Lake Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; of 
W. N. Ward and Edward Payne, of Neville Congregation of the Methodist Mission ; of 
Nicholas Johnston and Thomas R. Irwin, of Springwater Presbyterian Church; of 
M. H. Weatherall and George Mann, of the Presbyterian Congregation of the Sdi v- 1 
District of Wagner, Drummer; of J. Adam Smith and others, of the Congregation o* 
St. Andrew s Maxim; and of W. J. Grose, B.S., and others, of the Methodist Churo* 
Strongfield Circuit, all of Saskatchewan; of Thomas White and William Stewart, of 
the Municipal Council of the Township of Pelee; of Mrs. St. Dalmas and T. J. Hen 
derson, of Orangeville W.C.T.U.; of George Lawrence and Evelyn Duncliffe, of the 
Adult Bible Class of Waubaushene, all of the Province of Ontario ; severally praying 
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for the passing, as a War Measure, of an Act prohibiting the manufacture and import 
ation into the Dominion of Canada, of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes; 
also, the sending, carrying, delivering or receiving of any such liquors in any Pro 
vince or area in which the sale of such liquors for beverage purposes is prohibited. 
(105 Petitions.) 

With leave of the Senate, 

On motion, the Notice of Motion Number 1, of this day, was amended by strik 
ing out the preamble in the first paragraph thereof. 

Whereupon it was moved: 

That in the opinion of this Honourable House, it is expedient to appoint a Com 
mittee to inquire into and report upon the best method or methods of conserving and 
increasing our domestic and overseas trade to the end that our present prosperity 
may not unduly suffer when the stimulus resulting from orders for munitions and 
other war supplies is removed, such Committee to consist of the following Members: 

To wit : The Honourable Messieurs Dandurand, Edwards, Gillmor, Beaubien, 
McLennan and Nicholls. 

After debate, 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That further debate on the said motion be postponed until Thursday 
next. 



His Honour the Speaker presented to the Senate the following communication 
from the Joint Librarians of Parliament: 



LIBRARY OF PARLIAMANT. 



OTTAWA, April 24, 1917. 



DEAR SIR, The Joint Librarians of Parliament have the honour to forward a 
certificate according to law, from the Civil Service Commissioners in favour of Mr. 
Joseph Ludger Parr, authorizing his appointment as a Clerk in Sub-division B of the 
Second Division in the Library of Parliament. 

The Librarians have the honour to request that the certificate be laid on the 
Table of the Senate according to Statute. 

We have the honour to be, sir, 

Your obedient servants, 

A. D. DE CELLES, 

General Librarian. 



To the Honourable 

The Speaker of the Senate. 



MARTIN J. GRIFFIN, 

Parliamentary Librarian. 



CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT TO SUBDIVISION B OF THE SECOND DIVISION. 

Whereas by an Act of the Parliament of Canada, Chapter 15 of 7-8 Edward VII, 
intituled: "An Act to amend the Civil Service Act," it is amongst other things in 
effect enacted, that except as therein otherwise provided, appointments to positions in 
the Inside Service under that of Deputy Head shall be by competitive examination, 
which shall be of such nature as will determine the qualifications of candidates for the 
particular positions to which they are to be appointed, and shall be held by the Com 
mission from time to time in accordance with the regulations made by it, and approved 
by the Governor in Council. 



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And whereas Mr. Joseph Ludger Par, of Ottawa, Out., aged twenty-three (herein 
after called the candidate), has been examined under the direction of the Civil Service 
Commission in open competitive examination, in conformity with the provisions of the 
Civil Service Act, and of the rules and regulations made thereunder, and has established 
his fitness for appointment by securing 6th place at the said examination : 

And whereas the said Civil Service Commission has ascertained respecting the 
candidate : 

That he is a British subject and has been a resident of Canada for at least three 
years ; 

That he is within the limits of age prescribed for the position to which it is pro 
posed to appoint him; 

That he is free from any physical defect or disease which would be likely to inter 
fere with the proper discharge of his duties; 

That his character and habits are such as to qualify him for such position; and 

That he possesses the requisite knowledge and ability to enter on the discharge of 
his official duties ; 

Now this is to Certify that the candidate is qualified to be admitted on probation 
to the Department of Library of Parliament as a Clerk of the Second Division, Sub 
division B. 

ADAM SHOETT, 
M. G. LAROCHELLE, 

Commissioners. 

Dated this Second day of April, One thousand nine hundred and seventeen. 
Medically unfit for military service. 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

His Honour the Speaker presented to the Senate the following report from The 
Clerk, with his recommendation thereof, respecting the classification, under the Civil 
Service Act, of the Chief Translator of the Senate : 

THE SENATE, 

OTTAWA, February 12, 1917. 
To His Honour the Speaker of the Senate. 

SIR, As a consequence of an examination, made in conjunction with Your Honour, 
of the work of the French Translation Branch of the Senate, the undersigned has the 
honour to report: 

That it appears advisable, for the greater efficiency of that special branch, that 
all Senate French translators (viz., the translators of laws, of debates, and of Journals 
and Proceedings) be assembled in the same bureau, thus placing them directly under 
one responsible head. By such disposition the French translators would be in a better 
position to help one another ; the relations between the Clerk of the Senate and the 
French translators staff would thus be simplified, and the cost of supplying French 
translators with technical and other dictionaries and reference books greatly reduced. 

It is further suggested that the Chief Translator be charged, under the Clerk of 
the Senate, acting as Clericus Parlementarium, with the supervision of the certified 
copies of the French version of the laws required to be sent to the King s Printer for 
the purpose of editing the French Statutes, following each session, in compliance with 
Section 9 of Chapter 2 E.S.C. 1906; and that, in addition to his present duties, he be 
appointed French Secretary of Committees. 

Owing to those important duties being vested in the Chief Translator as aforesaid, 
it is suggested that paragraph 2 of the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on 
Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts, dated March 31, 1915, be rescinded, and 
the following substituted therefor: 

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154 5th June 1917 



" 2. That Mr. L. de Montigny, in addition to his present duties, be appointed 
Chief of the French Translation Branch and French Secretary of Committees, 
and be paid the salary attached to the sub-division to which his promotion 
assigned him." 

In connection with the above report, I enclose, for your information, the accom 
panying copy of a letter I addressed to Honourable Mr. Senator Power, Chairman of 
the Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts, on the 21st 
of March, 1916. 

I have the honour to be, Sir, 

Your most obedient servant, 

SAMUEL ED. ST. 0. CHAPLEAU, 

Cleric of the Senate. 

I concur in the above report and recommend its adoption by the Senate. 

JOSEPH BOLDUC, 

Speaker of the Senate. 

THE SENATE, 

OTTAWA, March 21, 1916, 
The Hon. L. G. POWER, P.C., 

Chairman of the Committee on 

Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts. 

SiR, I wish to draw your attention to the anomalous position occupied by the 
Chief French Translator of this House, Mr. de Montigny, who, when appointed, or 
rather promoted to that Office last year, became automatically attached to sub-division 
" A " of the First Division, in accordance with the position assigned to said office by 
the terms of the last reclassification of the staff of the Senate in 1913, now in force; 
but through misapprehension, undoubtedly, has been compelled by an Order of the 
Senate to remain at the same salary he was then receiving, that of sub-division " B " 
of the First Division. I would also draw attention to the fact that that Order of the 
Senate was in violation of sub-section 35 of the Civil Service Amendment Act, 1908, 
which read as follows : 

" Nothing in this Act shall be held to reduce the status of any officer, clerk 
or employee in the service; and if the salary of any such officer, clerk or em 
ployee is less than the minimum salary of his sub-division or position under 
the provisions of this Act, his salary may forthwith be increased to such mini 
mum." 

I might remark that when the hereinbefore mentioned re-classification took place, 
the then Chief French Translator s salary was exactly the same as that of Mr. de 
Montigny when promoted, and on the adoption of the said re-classification, the 
former s salary was immediately increased to the minimum of the class to which his 
office was^ assigned ; the two cases being essentially identical. Moreover, the salaries 
of some eight to ten officers or clerks were similarly affected at the time. 

I may add that it may be of interest to those who unconsciously, no doubt, failed 
to recognize the rights to which his promotion entitled him under the law, to learn 
that during the last four or five years of his predecessor s incumbency, Mr. de Montip;ny 
had to revise and do over considerable amount of the latter s work besides discharging 
his own duties, which goes to show that he is fully qualified and is entitled to alf the 
benefits of the position to which he has been promoted. 



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I would, therefore, suggest that the Senate be asked to reconsider its Order of 
1st April last, adopting that part of the 7th Report of the Committee 011 Internal 
Economy, which determines the salary of Mr. de Montigny, with a view of declaring; 
the same of no effect and thereby allow the law to take its course in the premises. 

I have the honour to be, Sir, 

Your obedient servant, 

SAMUEL ED. ST. 0. CHAPLEAU, 

Cleric of the Senate. 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That the same be referred to the Standing Committee on Internal 
Economy. 

His Honour the Speaker gave his ruling on the Point of Order raised by the 
Honourable Mr. Landry on the 29th ultimo (Vide page 125), and declared the same 
to be well taken, for the following reasons : 

THE SENATE, 

TUESDAY, June 5, 1917. 

HONOURABLE GENTLEMEN, I hare the honour to submit to this Honourable House 
my decision on the Point of Order raised by the Honourable Member for Stadacona, 
on the motion of the Honourable Senior Member for Halifax. 

" That, in any measure intended to introduce Conscription into Canada, 
provision should be made that no man whose father, brother or son has gone to 
the Seat of War as a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force or is being 
trained in England preparatory to going to the front, shall be selected for com 
pulsory service." 

The Point of Order raised is : 

" That as the proposed motion is an anticipated amendment to a Bill, of 
which notice has been given, the same is out of order." 

I have gone very carefully into the matter, but I cannot find any specific Rule of 
the Senate, which would indicate to me what my ruling should be. 

By Rule 1 of the Senate it is stated that, in cases not provided for in our Rules, 
the Standing Orders, Rules and Usages of the Imperial Parliament shall apply. I have 
therefore searched the authorities on the subject and I beg to quote the following in 
support of my ruling: 

In the English House of Commons, Standing Order 10a is as follows : 

" In determining whether a discussion is out of order on the ground of 
anticipation, regard shall be had by Mr. Speaker to the probability of the matter 
anticipated being brought before the House within a reasonable time." 

I also find in May (12th Ed.), pp. 248-249, the following: 

" A motion must not anticipate a matter already appointed for considera 
tion by the House." 

" A motion is equally out of order if it anticipates a notice of motion for 
leave to bring in a Bill that includes the subject proposed to be dealt with by 
the motion." 



156 5th June 1917 



Blackmore s Speaker s Decisions at p. 120 says : 

" It is contrary to the practice of the House to consider any resolution 
bearing upon a Bill before the other House." 
Mr. Speaker Brand gave the following ruling : 

" It is contrary to the practice of this House to consider any resolution 
bearing upon a Bill before the other House of Parliament until that Bill has 
been read in the other House a third time." 

May (llth Ed), p. 279: 

" A motion is also equally out of order, which anticipates a motion for 
leave to bring in a Bill that includes the subject proposed to be dealt with by 
the motion, or a Bill appointed for consideration though the Bill may not have 
been printed." 

Blackmore 2nd Edition, p. 114, says : 

Mr. Speaker will not allow questions to be put on the paper which refer 
to the details of a coming Bill." 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 8, " An Act to incorporate The Bishop 
of Mackenzie River," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 27, " An Act to amend the Act to 
incorporate The Canadian General Council of the Boy Scouts Association," was read 
a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 34, " An Act respecting The Inter- 
provincial and James Bay Railway Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 3>6, " An Act respecting La Compagnie 
du Chemin de Fer de Colonisation du Nord," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill D, " An Act concerning the payment of 
salaries or wages of employees of railway companies," was read a second time, and 
Referred to the Sanding Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 38, " An Act respecting certain patents 
of George C. Breidert and Burton W. Mudge," was read a second time, and 
Referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 



8 George V 5th June 157 



The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Second Keport of the 
Special Committee appointed for the purpose of considering, inquiring into and 
reporting upon: (Vide pages 97-8). 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Eighteenth Eeport of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred 
the Petition of Herbert F. Conover, together with the evidence taken before the said 
Committee. 

The said Report was, on division, adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Nineteenth Eeport of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred 
the Petition of George Maisey, together with the evidence taken before the said Com 
mittee. 

The said Report was, on division, adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill D2, " An Act for the relief of George 
Walter Sherald Garrett," was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Third Reading on 
Friday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Report of the 
Special Committee appointed to consider and report upon the arrangements which 
should be made for the Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Foundation of 
this Dominion, it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until Friday next. 

The Senate adjourned. 



158 



6th June 



1917 



Wednesday, June 6th, 1917. 

The Members convened were: 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Beith, 

Belcourt, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bo well 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Casgrain, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Domville 

(Lt.-0ol.), 

PRAYERS. 



Donnelly, 

Douglas, 

Farrell, 

Gillmor, 

Girroir, 

Gordon, 

King, 

Laird, 

La Rividre,/ 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 

Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Lynoh-Staunton, 
Mason 

(Brig.-Geu l), 
McCall, 



McHugh, 

McLaren, 

McLean, 

McLennan, 

McSweeney, 

Milne, 

Mitchell, 

Montplaisir, 

Murphy, 

Nicholls, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Prince, 

Prowse, 

Ratz, 

Richardson, 



Robertson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
Watson, 
Wilson, 
Yeo. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table : 

By the Honourable Mr. Ratz: 
Fourteen Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor : 
Seventeen Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell : 
Five Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Dennis : 
Several Petitions praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 

By the Honourable Mr. Gordon : 
Thirteen Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition; and 

By the Honourable Mr. McHugh: - 
Twelve Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of E. E. Conner and T. H. Scott, of the Pastor s Adult Bible Class of Grace 
Methodist Church, Gananoque; of J. F. Collins and W. A. Davis, of the Amalgamated 
Association of Street Electric Railway Employees of America, Division 622 Peter 
borough; of Esther L. Duncan, of Busy Bees Adult Bible Class of Ebenezer S. S., 



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Grahamville Circuit; of Mrs. J. Smythe Kerr and Sophie E. Kerr, of the Order of 
"The King s Daughters and Sons" of the County of Oxford; of Mrs. James A. 
Lewis and Mrs. S. E. Arnold, of the Woman s Missionary Society of the Methodist 
Church of Smiths Falls; of William Pratt and G. W. Thompson, of Petrolia Tem 
perance Alliance; of N. Cascaden and Reverend R. A. Blackburn, of the Quarterly 
Official Board of the Oil City Circuit; of Reverend J. M. Whitelaw, B.A., B.D., and 
J. M. McBride, of St. Andrew s Church of Hagersville; of William Mackell and Rev 
erend J. G. Foote, of the Methodist S. S. of Jarvis; of R. D. Winger and L. M. 
Kaufmaun, of the Baptist S. S. of Hagersville; of Reverend S. S. Bailey, Pastor of 
the Free Methodist Church of the Canboro and Montague Circuit; of Reverend J. G. 
Foote and others, of Jarvis Methodist Church and League; of Mrs. James Rushton 
and Mrs. C. Crawford, of Women s Institute, Willescroft; of J. S. Robertson, of the. 
Methodist Church S. S. of Ripley ; of William S. McGuire, of Olivet Epworth League 
of Huron Township; of Thomas H. Purdy and Roy Alexander, of Purdy^s S. S. of 
Greenock Township; of Thomas E. Wilson and Alexander MacTavish, of Olivet S. S. 
of Ripley Circuit; of Mrs. E. W. Garner and Mrs. S. A. Rife, of the W.C.T.U. of 
Walkerton; of Reverend C. N. MacKinzie and George Chatreau, of the Presbyterian 
Congregation of Riversdale; of Reverend T. H. Grainger and R. McClenaghan, of 
Three Methodist Congregations of Whitechurch Circuit; of J. S. Williamson and 
William McDonald, of the Methodist Church, Chesley; of Reverend J. Alexander 
Hilts and C. J. Mickle, of Geneva Church of Chesley; of F. S. MacLachlan and G. 
S. Neilson, of Paisley Baptist S. S.; of P. Reith, and Alexander Leslie, of the Pres 
bytery of Bruce; of F. J. Fvaser and C. W. Casens, of the Methodist Church of 
Walkerton; of Greta Fox and Lily Paterson, of Young People s Guild, Whitechurch; 
of H. B. Putnam, of the Methodist S. S. of Paisley; of B. M. Gale and Thomas 
Fullerton, of the Presbyterian Church, Pinkerton; of B. M. Gale and S. Cargill, of 
the Presbyterian Church, Cargill ; of Reverend M. Neilson, Pastor, and others, of 
the Baptist Church, Paisley; of G. Mathewson, of the Presbyterian Sabbath School 
of Lucknow; of Reverend C. N. MacKenzie and J. R. Lane, of the Congregation of 
Kinlough (Presbyterian) ; of Norman Robertson, of Knox Church S. S., Walkerton; of 
Reverend J. G. Litt, A.M., and Reverend S. M. Hanch, Ph.B., of Trinity Church, 
Evangelical Association of Chesley; of G. C. Little and William Dryden, of Knox 
Church, Paisley; of A. J. Seiler and J. Seiler, of Eden Grove Methodist Church S. S. ; 
of L. C. Benton, Chairman, and James Warner, Treasurer, of the Committee of One 
Hundred, County of Bruce; of Thomas Blair, of Reid Corner Club, Township of 
Huron; of Edmund Noxell, of Victoria Avenue Methodist S. S. of Chatham; of 
Reverend E. Medd and J. F. McKeough, of Victoria Avenue Methodist Church of 
Chatham; of Reverend J. E. Hunter and John P. James, of the Methodist Churches 
of Charing Cross Circuit; of Mrs. D. H. Curtis and Leston E. Lenover, of Epworth 
League of the Methodist Church of Northwood; of William H. Burgess and C. M. 
Cormick, of St. Paul s Presbyterian Church, Kent Centre; of P. G. Luding and 
Mabel Estabrook, of Upstreamers Organized Class of Glenwood S. S. ; of Joseph J. 
Cooksen and Lucy M. Cooksen, of Blenheim Methodist Sabbath School; of Isaac E. 
Simpson, of the Methodist S. S. of Merlin; of Mrs. W. J. Snobelen and Mrs. H. 
Ballantine, of Adult Bible Class of the Blenheim Methodist Sabbath School ; of Mary 
Benedict, of Union Methodist S. S. of Cedar Springs Circuit, Raleigh Township; of 
D. N. McCamus, Chairman, and E. Medd, Secretary, of Social Service, of the Chat 
ham District Meeting of the London Conference of the Methodist Church; of Peter 
Crawford, of Calvin Presbyterian Church, Township of Chatham ; of J. F. Guild 
and 1ST. E. Mallory, of Guilds Methodist Church, Township of Harwick; of Mrs. 
James Grant and Mrs. William Watson, of Dover Woman s Institute; of A. E. 
Robinson, of Buxton Sabbath School, St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church; of Mrs. M. 
C. Long and Mrs. W. J. Smale, of the W.C.T.U. of Highgate; of William H. Burgess, 
of St. James Church of the Township of Harwich; of Mrs. S. Carr and Mrs. George 



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Smith, of the Ladies Aid of the Armstrong Methodist Church; of Katharine Hayes 
and others, of the Adult Class of Beechwood S. S. ; of Reverend C. A. Tharp, of the 
Church of Christ (Disciples) of Eidgetown; of Arthur N. Boyd and S. Stewart, of 
St. James Presbyterian Church of Thamesville; of John Grant and George H. Miller 
and Eeverend James McCrea, Pastor, of the Presbyterian Congregation of New St. 
Andrew s, Dover Township, and Chalmers, Chatham Township; of John W. Wilkins, 
of the Regular Baptist Church of Dresden; of Vernon Miffln, of Old Field S. S. of 
Baldoon Circuit; of R. M. Miller and R. C. Henry, of Chalmers Church S. S., Chat 
ham Township; of W. McKenzie and W. R. Davies, of the Temperance Society of 
Thamesville; of Matthew Side and Stanley Gwilt, of Chatham Baptist S. S.; of A. 
E. Robinson, of St. Andrew s Church, Buxton; of Mrs. Ellis C. Jones and F. E. Lud- 
wig, of the Young People s Bible Class of Glenwood Methodist S. S. ; of F. Leach and 
Pearl Flewry, of Provence S. S. of the Township of Raleigh River Road; of Mrs. 
John Perkins, of the W.C.T.U. of Chatham; of Robert W. Bevendge, of the Pres 
byterian Church of Mull ; of Edith Hope and Edith Lloyd, of Sunshine Gleaner Class 
of Glenwood Methodist S. S. ; of Mrs. Charles Getty and others, of Victoria S. S. of 
Wheatley Circuit; of John T. Hope and H. L. Lloyd, of Glenwood Methodist S. S. 
of the Township of Tilbury East; of Reverend D. N. McCamus and T. B. Shillington, 
of the Methodist Church of Blenheim; of Norman Lindsay, of Dover Presbyterian 
Church ; of J. D. Laird and J. S. MacPherson, of the Presbyterian S. S. of Blenheim ; 
of H. J. French and G. A. Fraser, of North Kent Mutual Fire Insurance Company of 
Thamesville; of John W. Zavitz and Hugh Greenwood, of the Temperance Association 
of Wallaceburg; of Reverend James Gilpin, Pastor, and Oliver Merritt, of Louisville 
Baptist Church S. S. ; of Louisa C. Bigger and Maude Jones, of the Board of King s 
Daughters and Sons, Ottawa ; of H. H. Macartney and William J. McBryde, of Adult 
Bible Class of Malakoff Methodist Sunday School; of S. L. Crawford and W. McCulla, 
of Marlborough Branch of the Dominion Alliance of North Gower; of Reverend T. 
. Ferguson and J. B. McDougall, of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church of North 
Bay; of J. R. Watson and Robert Elliott, of Mount Pleasant TJ. F. 0. of Guelph 
Township; of Mrs. C. G. Little and Jessie Jeffrey, of the Women s Institute of Pus- 
linch ; of Mrs. J. R. Stobie and Mrs. Watt Haney, of the Women s Institute of Des- 
barats Branch; of J. H. Mallory and A. J. Lund, of the Royal Templars of Temper 
ance of Gananoque Council No. 284.; of R. Calvert, B.D., and C. M. Singleton, of the 
Soperton Methodist Church; of Reverend W. W. Weese, Pastor, and J. B. Wilson 
Gananoque East Circuit of the Methodist Church; of Miss Laura Brown and Mrs. 
Earl, of the Dominion Alliance of Ontario Branch, Elgin; of T. J. Ellis and A. 
H. Mabee, of the Committee of Fifty of the Town of Gananoque; of O. P Arnold and 
Eva Morris, of the Methodist S. S. of Delta; of Wilson H. Wiltse, of the Methodist 
unurch of Athens; of J. J. Chapman and W. C. Barclay, of the Baptist S. S. of Plum 
Hollow; of W. J. Thompson and John A. Scale, Patrons of the Chesseboro Cheese 
Factory; of Charles H. Rathbun and Gordon McEwan, of Fairfields Methodist S S.; 
of Archie McCalpin and William J. Stoliker, of Springfield S. S. of Pittsburg Cir 
cuit; of Thomas J. Pritchard, of Olivet S. S.; of B. M. Cannon and H. L. Davison, 
of the Temperance Executive of the Township of South Crosby; of R. G Harvey of 
the Methodist S.__S. of Lyndhurst; of G. W. Earl and Reverend Reuben Stillwell, 
Pastor, of Elgin Methodist Circuit; of Isaac Stevens, of the Baptist Church of Philips- 
ville; of W. D. Livingstone, of the Temperance League of Kitley Township; of H A. 
Beckstedt and C. Warren, of the W.C.T.U. of Lansdowne; of Mrs. N. D. Putman and 
Mrs. N. Wood, of Epworth League of Philipsville Methodist Church.; of Reverend J. 
R. R. Cooper and others, of the Methodist Congregations of Lansdowne, Dulcemaine 
arid Union; of J. J. Tyson, Mayor, and J. H. Fielding, of the Municipal Council of 
Wiarton ; of Mrs. Luzetta Ferguson and Mrs. Elizabeth Macdonald, of the W.C.T.U. 
of Southampton ; of Miss A. Avery and Reverend 0. G. Lawson, of the Epworth League 



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of Armow Methodist Church; and of Mrs. Bell Chapman and Mrs. E. E. Hurlbut, 
of the W.C.T.U. of Wiarton, all of the Province of Ontario; of Robert Machom 
and H. M. Barker, of Adult Bible Class of New Lowell; of William E. Brown, of 
the Methodist Churches of Dalston, Crown Hill and Edgar; of A. Kedt and H. 
Bertram, of the Farmers Grange, No. 153, of the Township of Vespa; of 
Albert Creemer and Minerva Wright, of Bay Council 108, Royal Templars of 
Temperance of Collingwood; of H. Lamoiit, of the Citizens Temperance and Moral 
Reform of Collingwood; of Reverend Dr. Harper, of Maple St. Methodist Church of 
Collingwood; of Kathleen Millsap, of Junior League of the Methodist Church of 
Stayner; of D. Bearley and J. P. Rose, of Oro Sabbath School; of V. Johnson, of 
Stayner Methodist Church; of George Downey and S. E. Campbell, of the Methodist 
Church S. S. of Elm vale, of Reverend R. Wilson Carr, of the Congregational 
Churches of Rugby, Edgar and Dalston; of R. Y. Williams and Reverend William L. 
Irwin, Pastor, of the Congregation of Shanty Bay Methodist Church; of G. A. 
Clemence, of Epworth League of the Methodist Church of Stayner; of Reverend 
John J. Wheatley, Pastor, and George Downey, of the Methodist Church of Elmvale; 
of W. E. Hickling and W. A. Trace, of the Congregation of Allenwood Methodist 
Church; of Reverend John J. Wheatley, Pastor, and A. C. Bishop, of the Methodist 
Trustee Board of Elmvale; of W. A. Barker and W. P. Stainor, of the Methodist 
S. S. of New Lowell; of Velma Crawford and Mable Fralick, of Golden Rule Class 
of Minesing Methodist S. S. ; of Leonard W. Leigh and David A. Smith, of the Con 
gregation of the Methodist Church, Hawkestone; of William Graham and Samuel 
Bagshom, of Oro Methodist Church; of James W. Duncan, of the Salvation Army 
Corps, Collingwood; of Mrs. W. A. Begg and Mrs. D. A. McLaren, of the Women s 
Institute of Tiverton ; of Ernest Woodruff and E. D. Post, of Centre St. Baptist S. S. 
of St. Thomas; of B. H. Cook and F. R. Woodward, of Grace Church S. S. of St. 
Thomas, of Reverend A. R. McRae, of Kintyre Presbyterian Church, Township of 
Aldborough; of E. M. Burrows and L. Lane, of Epworth League of First Methodist 
Church, St. Thomas; of Reverend J. Henderson, Pastor, and William Nethercott, of 
Fingal and Middlemarch Churches, Fingal Methodist Circuit; of James Palmer and 
Sarah Humphries, of the Sabbath School of Middlemarch Methodist Church; of 
Nelson Bawtinhimer and Clarence Richard, of the Methodist S. S. of the Village of 
Shedden; of A. C. Mills and Alice McCallum, of the Baptist S. S. of the Village of 
Dutton; of Henry Erskine, of Townline Methodist S. S. of West Lome Circuit; of 
Reverend W. A. Bremner and Neil Marple, of Alma St. Presbyterian Church of 
St. Thomas; of J. C. Morlock and L. Mistele, of the Evangelical Association of 
Rodney Congregation; of M. L. Clay, of the Baptist Church of Fingal; of Elizabeth 
Hardcastle and Effie McLachlin, of the W.C.T.U. of St. Thomas; of L. Mistele and 
Alexander A. Sim, of the Temperance Alliance of Rodney; of Harold Cook and 
Chester Heard of Junior League of Grace Methodist Church, St. Thomas; of E. A. 
Lewis and T. C. Maltory, of Centre St. Baptist Church of St. Thomas; of D. A. 
Cattanach, of the Methodist S. S. of Fingal; of W. B. Jackson, of Elm St. S. S. of 
St. Thomas; of J. L. Coutts and Charles E. Evans, of Knox Presbyterian Congrega 
tion of -St. Thomas; of Agnes C. MacLachlan and Mary J. Forrest, of the Women s 
Institute of Burnstown; of Mrs. John B. McLaren, of South Horton Women s Insti 
tute Branch of South Renfrew; of Austin Legree, Clerk of the Municipal Council 
of Griffith and Matawatchan; of James Mayor, of the Wood Green Methodist Taber 
nacle; of Reverend R. Corrigan, Pastor, and Robert Worth, of Simpson Ave. Metho 
dist Church ; of James Reidie, of Riverdale Presbyterian Church ; of F. M. McCordie, 
of Riverdale Methodist Congregation; of Howard J. Moore and S. E. Mercer, of 
Christian Endeavour Society of St. Enoch s Presbyterian Church; of H. Wilson, of 
Eastern Avenue Baptist Church; of G. W. Humphries, of Pape Avenue Baptist 
Church; of W. A. Patterson and Thomas H. Rogers, of Emmanuel Presbyterian 
Church, all of the City of Toronto, Ontario; of S. Marlett, of the Methodist Sunday 



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School, Spencerville; of John MacDougall, of the Congregation of ^South Indian; 
of Reverend D. N. Cameron, Pastor, and James Dennis, of the Baptist Church and 
S. S. of Burgessville; of Mrs. Edwin Bowes and others, of the W.C.T.U. of Inger- 
soll; of Ada S. Walker and Ella C. Graham, of Eady Branch of East Simcoe of 
the Women s Institute; of H. F. McArthur and Edward Keating, of Rush 
Point Methodist S. S. of the Township of Belmont; of W. E. Griffith and 
Alexander Leeson, of the Municipal Council of Belmont and Methune; of 
Mrs. S. Wall and Mrs. S. Hunter, of the W.C.T.U. of Lakefield; of A. M. 
Irwin, of Norwood Methodist Church; of Mrs. Frederick West, of the Women s 
Institute of Blackwell; of Mrs. Joseph Lapham and Mrs. Helen Ferguson 
Brown, of the Tunnel W.C.T.U. of Sarnia; of Mrs. W. H. Hunter and Agnes Ren- 
wick, of the Women s Institute of Dromore; of E. S. Moyer and A. C. Wolfe, of 
Durham Methodist Church; of Gilbert Bergey, of the S. S. of Blenheim Mennonite 
Church; of Elvin V. Snyder, of the Mennonite Sunday School of Breslau; of B. V. 
McEwen and K. McNab, of the Young People s Society of Zion Church, Carleton 
Place; of Rachel Lowry and Mrs. Milton Lindsey, of the Women s Institute of Cedar 
Hill; of Reverend W. T. McKenzie and R. A. iSnedden, of St. Andrew s Church, 
Pakenham; of Mrs. Neil MacDonald and Mrs. Clifford R. McDonald, of the Women s 
Institute of McDonald s Corners; of Calvin L. Caldwell and Thomas D. Scott, of 
Stanley Division, No. 112, Sons of Temperance of Watson s Corners; of R. W. 
Smith, of the Municipal Council of the Village of Jarvis; of Reverend E. L. Flagg 
and J. T. Park, of the Methodist Church of Hagersville; of Reverend J. Milton Cope- 
land, Pastor, and J. W. Richardson, of the Methodist Church of Caledonia and Unity; 
of Grace L. Moote, of Knox Church S. S. of Dunnville; of Florence Quinsey and 
Minnota Grinyer, of the Young People s Society of the Presbyterian Church, Cale 
donia; of Reverend J. G. Foote and others, of Garnet Congregation of the Methodist 
Church League and Sunday School; of J. Fowler and J. Jerman, of Epworth League 
of Simpson Avenue Methodist Church, Toronto; of Reverend C. Cunningham, Pastor 
of Broadview Avenue Free Methodist Church; of Reverend Hugh A. Ellis, Pastor, 
and Frederick Jones, of the Waverley Road Baptist Church ; of Mrs. W. R. Smith 
and Cora Lawrence, of Benedictae Class (Young Ladies), of Hope Methodist Church; 
of Reverend G. H. Copeland, Pastor, of Langford Avenue Methodist Church; of F. 
Charity Newton and Doris Browning, of the Young Ladies Club of Perth Avenue 
Methodist Church; of W. J. Thompson and Noel Drummond, of Onward Bible 
Class of Emmanuel Church ; of David J. Ross and Douglas A. Clarke, of St. Peter s 
Anglican Men s Bible Class; of Jno. W. Everest and E. J. Elliott, of Adult Bible 
Class of Hope Methodist Church; of James Stade and others, of Rhodes Avenue 
Baptist Sunday School; of W. A. Smith and C. L. Hedges, of Belief air Epworth 
League; of A. E. Plewman, of Parliament St. Methodist Church; of Reverend J. G. 
Hendley, of Broadview Avenue Congregational Church; of Ray Davenport, of 
Christian Endeavour Society of Riverdale Presbyterian Church; of E. A. Benson, 
of Riverdale Methodist S. S.; of Reverend R. H. Bell, of Danforth Ave. Methodist 
Church; of Reverend A. J. Terryberry, Pastor, and Jno. W. Everest, of Hope Metho 
dist Church of Danforth Avenue; of M. S. Tanner and M. N. Robinson, of Baraca 
Bible Class of Emmanuel Presbyterian Church; of T. Lavery and Ida M. Cooper, of 
the Young People s Society of Christian Endeavour of Queen St. East Presbyterian 
Church; of W. D. Foye and H. K Patton, of Belief air Adult Bible Class, Methodist 
Church Sunday School, all of the City of Toronto; of A. D. Lancaster, of the W.C. 
T.U. of Petrolia; severally praying for the passing, as a War Measure, of an Act pro 
hibiting the manufacture and importation into the Dominion of Canada, of intoxicat 
ing liquors for beverage purposes ; also, the sending, carrying, delivering or receiving 
of any such liquors in any Province or area in which the sale of such liquors for 
beverage purposes is prohibited. (204 Petitions.) 



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The Honourable Mr. Power, from the Standing Committee on Internal Economy 
and Contingent Accounts, presented their Second Report. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts beg 
leave to make their Second Report, as follows : 

Your Committee had before them a communication from the Joint Librarians of 
Parliament, dated 15th May, 1917, as to the appointment of Mr. Herbert D. Throop 
as a clerk in the Library of Parliament, referred to your Committee on the 22nd of 
May, 1917, and also a communication from the said Librarians, dated 30th May, 1917, 
as to the appointment of Herbert Charles Stock, as messenger, referred to your Com 
mittee on the 1st June, instant. 

Your Committee are of opinion that these appointments are matters coming more 
properly within the sphere of the Joint Committee on the Library of Parliament. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

L. G. POWER. 

Chairman, 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion on Friday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Power, from the Standing Committee on Internal Economy 
and Contingent Accounts, presented their Third Report. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69. 

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts beg 
leave to make their Third Report, as follows : 

Your Committee recommend that the sum of six hundred dollars ($600) be placed 
in the Estimates for the current fiscal year to defray the salary of a private secretary 
to the Honourable Mr. Bostock. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

L. G. POWER, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion on Friday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Power, from the Standing Committee on Internal Ecor y 
and Contingent Accounts, presented their Fourth Report. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts beg 
leave to make their Fourth Report, as follows : 



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Your Committee recommend that the action of the Clerk of the Senate in paying 
sessional messengers O Leary and McEvoy, who have enlisted in the Canadian Ex 
peditionary Force, and have gone to the front, the sum of fifty dollars ($50) per month 
during the present Session, be confirmed, and that the said payments be continued for 
the bSlance of the Session. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

L. G. POWER, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the -Orders of the Day for considera 
tion on Friday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Power, from the Standing Committee on Internal Economy 
and Contingent Accounts, presented their Fifth Eeport. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts beg 
leave to make their Fifth Report, as follows: 

Your Committee recommend that Mr. E. E. Berube, Assistant Curator of the 
Reading Room, be appointed Curator. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

L. G. POWER, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion on Friday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Power, from the Standing Committee on Internal Economy 
and Contingent Accounts, presented their Sixth Report. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

WEDNESDAY, June 6, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts beg 
leave to make their Sixth Report, as follows : 

Your Committee have, in obedience to the Order of Reference of the 22nd of May, 
1917. considered the Reports of the Clerk of the Senate and the Editor of Debates, 
dated 21st May, 1917, recommending that the two Amanuenses employed in the Debates 
Office of the Senate be paid at the rate of five dollars ($5; per day as sessional em 
ployees, but with half pay only for such period of any adjournment as exceeds seven 
days. 

Your Committee recommend that the said recommendations be adopted by the 
Senate. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

L. G. POWER, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion on Friday next. 



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The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 
Report of the Royal Commission to inquire into Railways and Transportation 
in Canada. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1911, No. 20g.) 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: Return to an 
humble Address of the Senate to His Excellency the Governor General, dated the 22nd 
of May last, showing a copy of: 

All correspondence exchanged between the Government or its Ministers, the Min 
ister of Militia, the Militia Council, Major-General F. L. Lessard, C.B., Inspector- 
General, or any other person, and Lieut.-Colonel Armand Lavergne, O.C., the 61st 
Regiment or any other person, on the subject of the territorial defence of the Pro 
vince of Quebec, as well as copy of all Orders in Council or documents relating to 
this subject. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 20g.) 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Honourable Mr. Taylor, for the Honourable Mr. Sproule, presented to the 
Senate a Bill H2, intituled : " An Act for the relief of George Maisey." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Taylor presented to the Senate a Bill 12, intituled : ;l An Act 
for the relief of Herbert Featherstone Conover." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for <a Second Reading on 
Friday next 

The Honourable Mr. Laird presented to the Senate a Bill J2, intituled : " An Act 
respecting The Western Canada Accident and Guarantee Insurance Company." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by their Clerk, in the follow 
ing words : 

HOUSE OF COMMONS, 

TUESDAY, June 5, 1917. 

Resolved, That a Message be sent to the Senate requesting that House to appoint 
a Committee to act with that already chosen by this House to consider and during the 
present session, to report the total cost including incidental expenses of each session 
of Parliament, and the best way, if any, of reducing the same. 

Ordered, That the Clerk of the House do carry the said Message to the Senate. 
Attest. 

THOS. B. FLINT, 

Clerk of the Commons. 

Ordered, That the said Message be placed on the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion to-morrow. 



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Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill W, " An Act for the relief of Colin 
Darrach Poole," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returnd to this House. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill Y, " An Act for the relief of Thomas 
Edwin Jory," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returnd to this House. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill Z, " An Act for the relief of Florence 
Evaline Snyder Lockwood," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returnd to this House. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Heading of the Bill C, " An Act 
to limit the Appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Wednesday, the 20th instant. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill C2, " An Act to incorporate The 
Imperial Order Daughters o the Empire and The Children of the Empire (Junior 
Branch)," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill P, " An Act 
to incorporate The Army and Navy Veterans in Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Wednesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill T, " An Act to authorize the issue of 
a patent to James Wallace Tygard," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill U, " An Act 
to incorporate The Great War Veterans Association of Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Wednesday next. 



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Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate resumed the adjourned Debate on 
the Motion : 

That in the opinion of the Senate, during the war, whole wheat bread should be 
made as soon as possible in Canada. 

Ordered, That further debate on the said Motion be adjourned until Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill E2, " An Act to incorporate Dominion 
Good Roads Association," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill F2, " An Act for the relief of Ger 
trude Ellen Beal," was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Third Reading on 
Friday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill G2, " An Act for the relief of Donald 
George Whibley," was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Third Reading on 
Friday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Second Report of the Special Committee of the Senate, appointed for the purpose 
of considering, inquiring into, and reporting upon: 

(a) The reception, treatment, care, training and re-education of the wounded, 
disabled and convalescent who have served in the Canadian Expeditionary Forces. 

(Z>) The provision for employment for those who have been honourably discharged 
from the Canadian Expeditionary Forces and the training and re-education of those so 
discharged who are unable to engage in their former occupations. 

The said Report was adopted. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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7th June 



1917 



Thursday, June 7th, 1917. 

The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Berth, 

Belcourt, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Casgrain, 
Cloran, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Domville 

(Lt.-Col.), 

PRAYERS. 



Donnelly, 

Douglas, 

Edwards, 

Farrell, 

Gillmor, 

Girroir, 

Gordon, 

King, 

Laird, 

La Rivie"re, 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 

Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Lynch-Staunton, 
Mason 

(Brig.-Gen l), 



McCall, 

McHugh, 

McLaren, 

McLean, 

McLennan, 

McSweeney, 

Milne, 

Mitchell, 

Montplaisir, 

Murphy, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Prince, 

Prowse, 

Ratz, 

Richardson,, 



Robertson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Middleton), 
Sharpe, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table :- 

By the Honourable Mr. Edwards : 
Two Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Sir James Lougheed : 
A Petition praying for War Time Prohibition ; and 
A Petition praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of Douglas K. Ridout, of the City of Toronto, and others of the said City of 
Toronto and elsewhere; praying for the passing of an Act incorporating them, under 
the name of " The North American Accident Insurance Company." 

, Of Reverend W. J. Clark, D.D., and others, of Westmount, Quebec; of George 
Cummmgs and others, of Vankleek Hill and other places, Ontario; of P. T. Flewelling 
and others, of Chipman and other places, New Brunswick; of A. MacNichol and others 
of Summerside, P.E.I.; of John J. Cowan and others, of Kelwood and other places 
Manitoba; of George J. Wort and others, of Fairbank; of Mrs. H. Endacott and others 

Orangeville and other places; of H. Elmer Green and others, of Forest and other 
places; of J. C. McGregor and others, of Balderson and other places; of P J Grant 
and others, of New Liskeard and other places; of J. D. Gemmell and others, of Tucker- 
smith and other places, all of Ontario; of J. Edgar Gateman and others of Westmount 
and other places, Quebec; of B. G. Stewart and others, of Nicola and other places 



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British Columbia; of Reverend H. Shannon and others, of Theodore and other places, 
Saskatchewan; of Reverend J. M. Snowden and others, of Ottawa; of Reverend and 
Mrs. Lowndes and others, of Bright and other places; of Mrs. Robert Lindsay and 
others, of Oxford Mills and other places; of Mrs. W. A. Robins and others, of Walter e- 
Falls and other places; all of Ontario; of F. W. Murray and others, of Hemmingford*, 
Quebec; of Reverend George Alton and others, of Gananoque and other places; of 
Reverend J. M. MacDonald and others, of Dundas and other places, Ontario ; of James 
C. Forbes and others, of Fernie and other places, British Columbia ; of J. Henderson 
and others, of Charlottetown, P.E.I.; of Mrs. C. A. Reeves and others, of St. Williams 
R. R. No. 1, and other places; of James H. Ellis and others, of Town Line, Hanover 
and other places ; of Mrs. G. C. Childs and others, of Florence and other places ; of Ivy 
Cascaden and others, of Oil City and other places ; of Mrs. Robert Connelly and others, 
of Eau Claire and other places; of H. E. Groom and others, of Toronto and other 
places, all of the Province of Ontario; of Reverend Raffaele De Pierro and others, of 
Montreal, Quebec; of Mrs. J. Swallow and others, of St. John, New Brunswick; of 
Reverend Charles H. Johnson and others, of Wentworth Centre and other places, 
Cumberland County; of Reverend James Neilson and others, of N. E. Margaree and 
other places ; of Mrs. Sam Mills and others, of Granville Ferry and other places ; of 
A. D. Archibald and others, of Pictou and other places ; of D. C. Macintosh, B.D., of 
Rockville and other places, Yarmouth County, all of Nova Scotia; of J. M. Bell and 
others, of Winnipeg and other places, Manitoba; of Thomas McQuitty and others, 
of Dubuc and other places, Saskatchewan; of R. S. Watt and others, of Hanna and 
other places, Alberta; of Mrs. Alexander Park and others, .of Grand Valley; of 
Reverend D. Brittain and others, of Caledonia and other places; of N. D. Keith, of 
the Alberta Ladies College, and others of Edmonton, Alberta; of F. W. Anvnche and 
others, of Hammond and other places; and of Annie K. Thompson and others, of 
the Local Council of Women of Victoria, all of British Columbia; of George S. 
Bradley an dothers, of Grand Falls and other places, New Brunswick; of G. W. B. 
Jones and others, of Camrose arid other places; and of Mrs. T. A. Sundal and 
others, of Taber and other places, all of Alberta; of Mrs. R. Dougal and others, of 
New Westminster and other places, British Columbia; of Jessie R. C. Vance and 
others, of Melbourne and other places; of Mrs. W. E. Pollard and others, of Burgess- 
ville; of H. N. Rogers and others, of Huntsville and other places; of Joseph Thomp 
son and others, of Shakespeare and other places; of Mrs. J. B. Hamilton and others, 
of White Lake and other places ; of T. A. Bell and others, of R. R. No. 1, Listowel and 
other places; of Mrs. O. P. Becker and others, of Williamsburg and other places; of 
William J. Sproule and others, of Leamington and other places, all of the Province of 
Ontario; of Mrs. C. A. Welsh and others, of New Westminster and other places, 
British Columbia; severally praying for certain amendments of the Criminal Code of 
Canada, respecting the legal protection of girls up to the age of 21 years, and for other 
purposes. 

Of Reverend N. Argyle Hurlbut and Katherine Howey, of Epworth League of 
Delhi; of Mrs. Frederick Taylor and Miss Ethel Messecar, of the Bealton Women s 
Institute; of Reverend W. T. Farr, Pastor, and others, of Forestville, Pinegrove and 
Walsh Baptist Churches; of Edith Rogers and Delia Stiles, of the W.C.T.U. of Simcoe; 
of J. R. Jackson and Andrew McKnight, of the Prohibition Association of Simcoe ; of 
Reverend F. G. Burrell, B.A., Pastor, and William E. Mason, of Villa Nova Baptist 
Church; of Thomas Ferris, of Courtland Baptist S. S.; of Charles M. Brookfield and 
Daniel Congdon, of the Christian Brotherhood of Simcoe; of Albert E. Croker and Lew 
L. Lefler, of Waterford Methodist S. S.; of Frank Reid, of the Presbyterian S. S. of 
the Town of Simcoe; of Harry E. Beemer and Reverend W. H. Garnham, Pastor, of 
the Methodist Church of Old Windham; of John Schrums and G. H. Knowles, of the 
Methodist Church of Lynnville; of Reverend W. H. Garnham, Pastor, and William H. 
Collins, of the Methodist Church of Round Plains; of Reverend Henry Brand, Pastor, 

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and F. M. Bond, of the Methodist Church of Port Dover; of Herbert Gilbert, of the 
Adult Bible Class of the Methodist Church of Port Dover; of C. A. Dean and L. C. 
Nelles, of Boston Baptist Church ; of H. Caldwell and E. M. Kitchen, of the Methodist 
Church of Waterford Circuit; of W. M. Miles and James Baird, of the Baptist S. S. 
<of Boston; of George Henry and others, of Delhi and Windham Presbyterian Church; 
of James A. Lawson and George Mercel, of Chalmers Church Presbyterian Sabbath 
School of Delhi and Windham; of S. G. Pennock-and H. H. Pyase, of the Baptist 
Church of Simcoe; of W. A. Buchner and others, of the Committee of one hundred 
of Middletoii Township; of Charles Seabrook and Byron Pettit, of the Methodist S. S. 
of Windham Centre; of Edith M. Terry and others, of the Young People s Guild of 
Victoria Presbyterian Church; of William H. Collins and Lelah Russell, of Epworth 
League of the Methodist Church of Round Plains; of Judson A. Graves and John 
Armstrong, of Lynnville Baptist S. S.; of Reverend William Younger, Pastor, of 
Teeterville Baptist Church; of Reverend William Younger, Pastor, and C. S. Pursel, 
of the Lynnville Baptist Church; of Reverend William Younger, Pastor, and others, 
of Round Plains Baptist Church; of E. W. Hyde and D. D. Kitchen, of Mount Zion 
Methodist S. S. of Townsend Circuit; of Robert AV. Dick and D. W. White, of the 
Township of Middleton; of E. J. Taylor and C. M. Lamb, of the Methodist S. S. of 
Port Dover; of Isaac Piett, of Carmel S. S. of the Methodist Church of Fairground; 
of M. S. Williams and W. V. Stevenson, of the Municipal Council of the Township of 
Houghton; of Mrs. H. Frank Cook and others, of the Women s Institute of Simcoe; 
of H. E. Misener and Thomas Liles, of Baraca Class of Mount Zion S. S.; of C. W. 
Challand and L. W. Schuyler, of Mount Zion Methodist S. S. of Townsend; of Mrs. 
Frank McCallum and Mrs. Nathan Butler, of the Ladies Bible Class of Mount Zion 
Methodist S. S.; of Charles J. Robinson and Reverend W. A. Johnstone, Pastor, of 
Langton Baptist Church S. S.; of Mrs. O. L. Carson, of the Women s Institute of 
Maynard: of Henry Gingriels and Phyllis M. Beattie, of Epworth League of the 
Methodist Church of Hespeler; of John Taylor, jr., and Joseph Wrigiey, of the Muni 
cipal Council of North Dumfries Township; of Mrs. D. McDonald and Catherine F. 
Irvine, of Lamlash Branch of South -Grey Women s Institute; of John Taylor and 
W. D. Staples, of Hanover Branch Dominion Alliance; of Robert Payne and John 
McRae, of Whitebread S. S. of Port Lambton Circuit; of Benjamin Botten and James 
Edmund, of Excelsior Lodge No. 66, International Order of Good Templars; of D. M. 
Ross and Allan Murray, of the Municipal Council of West Zarra; of R. R. McLeod, of 
the Congregation of Casselman; of Edith J. Hind and others, of the Y.W.C.T.U. of 
Hagersville ; of D. N. Almas and L. B. Gowan, of the Temperance Committee of 
Hagersville; of Mrs. N. Bowden and others, of Dunn Methodist S. S. of Dunnville; of 
John R. Isaac, of the Methodist Church, Nanticoke Circuit; of W. H. Smelser and 
Martha Dell, of the Baptist S. S. of Selkirk; of Reverend J. N. Norton, Pastor, and 
C. W. Kaufman, of Hagersville Baptist Church; of Emma Thompson and Mabel E. 
Thompson, of the Women s Institute of the Nanticoke Branch; of James Carter and 
Ella M. Hopper, of Epworth League of iSpringvale Methodist Church ; of Lome Richer 
and Clarence C. Misener, of Canboro Methodist S. S.; of N. D. MacKinnon and W. 
W. Brown, of the Presbyterian Church of Caledonia ; of Reverend D. Brittain, Pastor, 
and others, of Caledonia Baptist Church, Township of Seneca ; and of Reverend John 
Atkins, Pastor of Cheapside and Rainham Centre Baptist Churches, all of the County 
of Haldimand, Ontario ; of T. P. Armstrong and I. J. McMurchy, of Victoria Farmers 
Club, Clarksburg; of J. R. H. Logan and William Garbutt, of Westside Methodist 
Epworth League of the Town of Owen Sound; of Mrs. John Wilson and Mrs. W. T. 
Sylvester, of Women s Institute of Vankleek Hill; of Mrs. J. Buchanan, of the 
Women s Institute of Maberly; of Beatrice Pasmore, of Epworth League of Drumbo 
Methodist Church; of L. E. Dayman and A. E. Wilson, of the Women s Institute of 
Drumbo; of T. M. Murray and A. J. Daniel, of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church of 



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Verschoyle; of George H. Wood and Julian Jackson, of Epworth League of Ingersoll 
Methodist Church; of Jennie M. Shield and Mrs. Mina Fife, of the W.C.T.U. of 
Peterborough; of Alice A. Handford and Laura Jory, of the Young Women s Bible 
Class of James St. Methodist Church of Exeter; of A. E. Erwin and H. W. Erwinv 
of the Municipal Council of the Village of Bayfield ; of John 1ST. Ratcliife and Archie- 
W. Morgan, of the Thames Road Farmers Club; of M. G. Amos and E. A. Hastings,, 
of the Woman s Institute of Exeter; of G. W. Irvine and T. C. James, of the Pres 
bytery of Prince Edward Island; of Mrs. R. Craig and Mrs. R. Mitchell, of the 
W.C.T.U. of Smiths Falls; of Mrs. J. Creech, of Lambton Mills Branch of Women s 
Institute; of R. J. McMillan and John Finlayson, of Seaforth Branch of the County 
Alliance; of Mrs. E. Cowing and Olive Hewitt, of the Women s Institute of Bright; 
of A. N. Hotson, of the Royal Templars of Temperance No. 407 of Innerkip; of Mrs. 
A. J. Blowes and Mrs. S. A. Hewitt, of the Women s Institute of Mitchell; of Charles 
E. Dickson, Mayor, and John S. Fry, Clerk of the Municipal Council of the Town of 
Dundas; of Orton Van Sickle and William Gallon, of the S. S. of Trinity; of Mrs. R. 
R. Black and Mrs. G. H. Swartz, of the Ladies Aid of Jersey ville, Ontario ; of Arnold 
Morehouse and Amos E. Outhouse, of St. Mary s Division No. 466 Sons of Temper 
ance, Sandy Cove; of Reverend William I. Croft and John D. Turnbull, of Metho 
dist Congregations of Digby and Culloden, all of Nova Scotia; and of William J. 
Mackay and Fannie Smith, of Olive Branch Sons of Temperance, of Clinton, Prince 
Edward Island; of Reverend Donald M. Matheson, of the St. John Presbyterian- 
Church of Stellarton, Nova Scotia; of James B. Scott and Percy M. Button, of the- 
Municipal Council of the Township of Oakland; of Mrs. B. Wright and Sara Stand- 
eaven, of the W.C.T.U. of St. Mary s; of D. A. Graham, of the Municipal Council 
of the Township of Caradoe; of Frank E. Broad and Olive M. Barnard, of the Metho 
dist S. S. of Springford; of II. Weatherwax and Mary A. Garnett, of the Royal 
Templars of Temperance, Council No. 42, of the Town of Tillsonburg; of Albert 
Edwards, of the Baptist S. S. of Rockland; of Mrs. M. J. Connolly and Mrs. H. E. 
Cooke, of the W.C.T.U. of Brockville; of Paul Jeffrey and Howard Shantz, of Junior 
Society of Parkdale Tabernacle, 1239 Queen St. W., Toronto; of Robert Meredith. 
and F. A. Emberson, of the Farmers Institute Club of Hillside; of Mrs. Joseph Brook 
and Miss Mary Brook, of the Women s Institute of Ashworth; of Mrs. John McMillan- 
and Bessie Robertson, of the Women s Institute of Shakespeare; of Elizabeth L. 
Wheny and Annie Climie, of the W.C.T.U. of Listowel ; of Thomas Male, of Listowel 
Council, No. 136, of Royal Templars of Temperance; of Thomas Dickson and J. A. 
Turnbull, of the Temperance Organization of the Township of Elma; of Walter 
Moffatt and J. W. Chalmers, of Knox Church of Millbank; all of the Province of 
Ontario; severally praying for the passing, as a War Measure, of an Act prohibiting 
the manufacture and importation into the Dominion of Canada, of intoxicating liquors 
for beverage purposes ; also, the sending, carrying, delivering or receiving of any such 
liquors in any province or area in which the sale of such liquors for beverage purposes 
is prohibited. 

The Honourable Mr. Bostock, for the Honourable Mr. Tessier, from the Standing 
Committee on Standing Orders, presented their Tenth Report. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

THURSDAY, June 7, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Standing Orders have the honour to make their 
Tenth Report, as follows : 

Your Committee have examined the following petitions and find the Rules com 
plied with in each case: 



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Of Lady Pellatt, of the City of Toronto, Chief Commissioner, Dominion Council 
of the Girl Guides Association, incorporated by an Imperial Charter ; praying to be 
incorporated by a Dominion Charter, under the name of " Dominion Council of the 
Girl Guides Association." 

Of Michael Olenchuk and others, of the City of Winnipeg, in the Province of 
Manitoba; praying for an Act of incorporation under the name of " Canadian Ukrain 
ian Institute Prosvita." 

Of Thomas Russ Deacon and others, of the City of Winnipeg, in the Province of 
Manitoba ; praying to be incorporated under the name of " The Cascade Scenic Bail- 
way Company." 

Of the Canadian Pacific Railway Company; praying for the passing of an Act 
authorizing them to issue any consolidated debenture stock or preferred stock which 
it has been or may be at any time empowered to issue, and for other purposes ; and 

Of John G. Kerry, of Toronto, Hugh Alexander Stewart and others of the Town 
of Brockville; praying for the passing of an Act incorporating them under the name 
of " The Manitoba and Ontario Railway Company." 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

JULES TESSIER, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

On motion of the Honourable Mr. Tanner, it was 

Ordered, That an Order of the Senate do issue for a return showing: 

1. The name and rank of each person who at the outbreak of the war in August, 
1914, was an officer, commissioned or provisional, of the 78th Regiment (Highlanders), 
of Pictou County, Nova Scotia. 

2. The length of time each of such persons was attached to said regiment. 

3. (a) The name of each of said officers who joined the Canadian Overseas Forces. 
(&) The unit to which he was attached. 

(c) The rank with which he was attached. 

(d) The date at which he was attached. 

4.^ The name of each person who since the outbreak of war became attached as 
provisional officers to said 78th Regiment and the date at which each such person 
became attached and his rank. 

5.^ (a) The name of each of the officers referred to in paragraph 4 who joined the 
Canadian overseas forces. 

(fe) The unit to which he was attached. 

(c) The rank with which he was attached. 

(d) The date at which he was attached. 

6. The name of each of the officers referred to in each of the foregoing paragraphs 
who were in active service at the fighting front, the units with which they served, and 
the length of time they served. 

7. Particulars as to each of the said officers showing where each one was on May 
1, 1917, to what unit he was attached, and what his rank was at that time. 

. If any of these officers have gone to the fighting front since May 1, state name, 
unit, rank and date. 

On motion of the Honourable Mr. Beaubien, it was 

Ordered, That an Order of the Senate do issue for a Return showing copies of all 
correspondence, memoranda or other documents received by or sent by the Right Hon. 
the Prime Minister and the Hon. Minister of Trade and Commerce concerning a pro 
ject to advertise Canadian products by the organization of an exhibition train of 
sample goods in France. 



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The Order of the Day being read for resuming the adjourned Debate on the 
motion : 

That, in the opinion of this Honourable House, it is expedient to appoint a 
Special Committee to inquire into and report upon the best method or methods of 
conserving and increasing our domestic and oversea trade, etc. (Vide page 152), 
it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to Wednesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Message from the 
House of Commons requesting the Senate to appoint a Committee to act with a like 
Committee of that House to consider and during the present Session to report the 
total cost, including incidental expenses, of each Session of Parliament, and the best 
way, if any, of reducing the same. 

Ordered, That the same be postponed till to-morrow. 

The Senate adjourned. 



174 



8th June 



1917 



Friday, June 8th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Eeaubien, 

Beith, 

Bel court, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bowell, 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Casgrain, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 

PRAYERS. 



De Veber, 
Domville 

(Lt.-Col.), 
Donnelly, 
Edwards, 
Farrell, 
Gillmor, 
Girroir, 
King, 
Laird, 
La Riviere, 
I avergne, 
Legris, 
Lougheed 

(Sir James), 



Ly nch- Staunton, 

McHugh, 

McLaren, 

McLean, 

McLennan, 

McSweeney, 

Milne, 

Montplaisir, 

Murphy, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Prince, 

Prowse, 

Ratz, 



Robertson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Middleton), 
Sharpe, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. McHugh : 
Five Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Ratz : 
Nine Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor: 
Two Pettions praying for War Time Prohibition. 
One Petition praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code; and 

By the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell : 
Three Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of R. B. Dakin, of the Windsor Methodist Church; of Reverend D. MacDonald, 
of the Presbyterian Congregations of Port Hastings and Port Hawkesbury, all of Nova 
Scotia ; of Charlotte Dickson and Phoebe Harstone, of the Women s Missionary Society 
of St. Paul s Church, Peterborough; of Reverend C. J. Jones, of the Parish of Holy 
Rosary of Griffith; of N. W. Beach and R. M. Dukelau, of the Methodist S. S. of Win 
chester; of Reverend D. D. Elliott, Pastor, and Alexander W. Reveler, of the Metho 
dist Church of Morewood; of J. D. Stewart and J. E. Cooke, of Winchester Village 
Local Committee of the Citizens Committee of One Hundred; of Reverend 0. 0. 
MacArthur and others, of Knox Church, Iroquois ; of Mrs. James J. Murdock and Mrs. 



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Ezra Mclntosh, of the Woman s Institute of Mountain Township; of Mrs. S. W. Wood 
and Mrs. L. A. Cameron, of the W.C.T.U. of Iroquois; of Sam H. Hamilton and Rev 
erend H. Bolingbroke, of the Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Valley; of Hugh 
Stewart, of Ormond Baptist Church; of E. E. Ball and Reverend H. E. Warren, 
Pastor, of the Methodist S. S. and Epworth League of Chesterville ; of Thomas Ham 
ilton and Reverend H. E. Warren, of the Chesterville Circuit; of Mrs. Emma L. 
Meikle, of the W.C.T.U. of Morrisburg; of Hutson Mclntosh aud David. Montgomery, 
of the Temperance Association of Matilda Township; of J. 1ST. Eastman and D. L. 
Hamilton, of the Temperance Organization of Morrisburg; of Reverend II. Boling- 
broke and S. Robinson, of the Presbyterian Church of South Mountain; of R. K. 
Graham and Martin Blow, of the Farmers Club of South Mountain; of A. D. Cark- 
ner, of the Baptist S. S. of Ormond, all of Ontario; of Reverend Riley Smalley, 
Pastor, and J. W. Smith, of the Baptist Church of Moosomin, Saskatchewan; of J. 
W. Kelly, of the Municipal Council of Smith ; of W. A. Van Camp and William 
Beacock, of the Municipal Council of Cartwright; of Bertha V. Jackson and Maude 
Benson, of the Pontypool Branch of East Durham Women s Institute; of Mrs. W. W. 
Allin, of the 1 Women s Institute of Bowmanville; of B. M. Warnica and Nora Clarke, 
of "Forget-me-not" Mission Band of Bowmanville Methodist Church; of J. W. 
Sutherland and D. P. Sisk, of the Municipal Council of the Village of Oil Springs; 
of Mrs. J. Ward and Mrs. Louis Danard, of the Women s Institute of Kemble ; of Miss 
M. J. Buchanan, of Epworth League of Meaford Road, Flesherton Circuit; of Mary 
Rigg and Jean M. Hyde, of the W.C.T.U. of the City of Stratford, all of the Province 
of Ontario; of Homer A. Fisher, of Crystal Division, No. 247, Middle Stewiacke, 
Nova Scotia; of Oliver D. Snider, of Floradale Mennonite Congregation of Woolwich 
Township; of C. D. Draper and J. H. Peacock, of the Methodist Church of Milton; 
of E. F. Earl, Mayor, and G. A. Henstreet, Clerk, of the Municipal Council of the 
Town of Milton; of Spencer Smith and H. P. Foster, of the Citizens Committee of 
the Town of Burlington; and of Allan G. Hay, of the Sunday School of Rockspring; 
of Mrs. J. G. Scott and Mabel C. Stewart, of Riverside Women s Institute, 
County of Wellington ; of Blyth MacDonald and Laura Dawson, of the Young People s 
Association of Mackay Presbyterian Church, Ottawa; of Mrs. T. H. Collins and Mrs. 
J. F. Pearce, of the Women s Institute of Chatsworth Village ; of Mrs. G. C. Gumming 
and Miss Mabel L. MacNish, of the Women s Institute of Lyn; of Albert Carr, of 
Riverdale Baptist Church, Brantford; of A. J. McCann, of the Municipal Council of 
the Township of Brantford; of Mae A. Julian, of Ebenezer S. S. of Grahamsville 
Circuit; of Frederick A. Beltzer and Reverend James Husser, Pastor, of the Epworth 
League of the Methodist Church, Harrow; of Arthur Atton, of the Methodist 
of South End Pelee Island; of Ada Willey, of J. A. M. Bible Class of the Ruthven 
Methodist Church; of A. A. Powers and John Rickaby, of the Municipal Council 
of the Township of Clarke ; of S. Halliday and G. M. Long, of the Temperance and 
Moral Reform Association of the Township of Clarke; of Mrs. Herman Hooey and 
Mrs. John Byers, of Victorian Women s Institute of the Township of Cartwright; of 
James Richards, of Orono Council C.O.C.F. No. 26; of Mrs. George Shield and Mrs. 
Albert Rutherford, of Mount Pleasant Branch of East Durham Women s Institute; 
of Mrs. T. A. McEwan and others, of the Ladies Aid of the Methoditet Church of 
Oakland; of Mrs. Payson Vivian and Mrs. Albert E. Wesbrook, of the Women s 
Institute of Oakland; of Nellie Howell and Annie Springate, of the W.C.T.U. of 
Paris ; of Frederick Luck and others, of Central Brant Farmers Club ; of Mrs. J. 
Moore and Miss Velma Angst, of Junior League of McKellar; of Mrs. J. L. Moore 
and Rachel A. Thompson, of Epworth League of McKellar ; of Reverend A. J. Eagle, 
of the Methodist Church of Otter Lake; of Reverend E. 0. Young, Pastor, and R. 
Taylor, of Childenhose Memorial S. S. of Depot Harbour; of Gaston W. Enever and 
and D. M. Bennett, of the Young People s Guild of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church 
of Burk s Falls; of H. Childenhose, of Epworth League of the Methodist Church of 



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Parry Sound; of Jennie B. McRory and Muriel N. Harris, of Epworth League of 
Burk s Falls Methodist Church ; of Reverend James Bennie, Pastor of the Presbyterian 
Church of Parry Sound; of C. J. McKeown and Harold H. Kippin, of McKellar 
Circuit Methodist Church; of John A. Hannaford and W. Edward Curran, of the 
Methodist Church of Pevensey; of Reverend P. F. Gardiner, B.A., and James Knott, 
of the Presbyterian Congregation of Powassan ; of Reverend J. Finlay Malcolm, Pastor, 
and others, of the Presbyterian Church of Loring; of Reverend Arthur A. Jenner, 
Pastor, and H. H. Miller, of the Methodist Church of Chapman Valley, Magnetawari; 
of Sarah Thorn and Sara Hall, of the W.C.T.U. of Sundridge; of Miss Annie S. 
Wraight and Mrs. Angus Galbraith, of the St. Andrew s Presbyterian S. S. of Birch- 
dale, via Emsdale; of J. S. Cole and A. R. Hearn, of the Methodist S. S. of South 
River; of Reverend J. F. L. Macdonald and C. McArthur, of the St. Andrew s Pres 
byterian Congregation of Burk s Falls; of Mrs. Joseph H. North, of the Methodist 
Church of Maple Island; of Frank F. Webster and J. S. McEwan, of Union S. S. of 
Novar; of E. J. Louzel and H. Cornell, of the Methodist S. S. of Sundridge; of J. C. 
Faulkner and John Harper, of the Methodist Church, Sundridge; of George S. 
Whittington and Frederick W. Hannaford, of the Methodist Church of Pevensey; of 
Reverend W. T. Bunt, Pastor, and others, of the Regular Baptist Church of Parry 
Sound; of T. G. McAteer and E. E. Armstrong, of the Parry Sound Methodist Church; 
of Jno. Angst and Mrs. James L. Moore, of the S. S. of McKellar; of Hiram Cox and 
James D. Walker, of the S. S. of Powassan Methodist Church ; of M. McArthur, of the 
Women s Institute of Orrville; of Miss Jessie Haig and others, of the King s Daughters 
and Sons of Gananoque; of Mrs. J. May Gibson and Dora J. Bawtinheimer, of the 
Women s Patriotic League of Drumbo; of Roger Wedge and Verna Clarke, of St. 
Andrew s Club of Drumbo ; of F. Charity Newton, of the Young Ladies Bible Class 
of Perth Avenue Methodist Church, Toronto ; of John A. Armstrong and W. C. King, 
of the Congregation of Christ Church of Newbury; of Mrs. H. U. Wilson and Miss 
Isabella C. Gardiner, of the Women s Institute of Wardsville ; of Mrs. Lillian A. Lang, 
of Monteith Women s Institute of the Temiskaming District, all of the Province of 
Ontario; of Reverend D. R. Sharpe, Pastor, and F. S. Freeman, of the First Baptist 
Church of Moosejaw, Saskatchewan; of J. M. Boland and S. D. Hill, of St. Andrew s 
S. S. of Russell ; of Louise Crawford and Margaret L. Douglas, of the Young People s 
Society of Parkdale Tabernacle, 1239 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario; of Reverend 
C. C. Crowell, Pastor of the Methodist Congregation of Lunenburg; of Reverend W. 
P. Grant, M.A., -Pastor of the First Presbyterian Congregation of Truro, all of Nova 
Scotia; of James S. Kingwell and G. E. Wright, of Lyons Circuit Methodist Church 
(Lyons Circuit) ; of W. H. Moore and Bery Bivau, of the Municipal Council of Bayham; 
of G. L. Ackert and J. C. Danck, of Crossley Hunter Methodist Church (Lyons Circuit) ; 
of Mrs. A. Almas and Mrs. George McConnell, of Aylmer Women s Institute; of A. 
G. M. Thomson, of the Citizens League of Aylmer; of Sada N. Jackson and Enid 
J. Vallee, of Straffordville Women s Institute; of H. H. Wright, Mayor, and D. C. 
Davis, Clerk, of the Municipal Council of the Town of Aylmer; of Reverend M. C. 
Parr and others, of Fair View S. S. of the Township of Malahide; of Vera de Wolfe 
and Wilfred Bruce, of Epworth League of Toledo Methodist Church; of Fergus J. 
O Connor, Mayoi% and S. McCammon, of the Municipal Council of the Town of 
Gananoque; of Mrs. A. E. Dumond and Mrs. Thomas G. Paton, of the Women s 
Institute of Chesters Corners, New Liskeard; of Frank Coutt and others, of the 
Municipal Council of Hilliard Township; of D. L. Victor Stunden and Arthur L. 
Knight, of Gananoque Odd Fellows, Lodge No. 114; of Leslie Andrew and H. Lindsay 
Lennon, of the Knights of Honour of Gananoque; of Reverend A. E. Doan, Pastor, 
of the Monkton Methodist Circuit; of Reverend L. J. Long, Pastor, of Parkdale 
Tabernacle of Toronto ; of John A. McKiggan and Mrs. R. Gavin, of the Methodist 
. S. of Livingstone Creek ; of Benjamin B. Beemer and Milton Beemer, of the Metho 
dist S. S. of Iron Bridge; of W. Chisholm and John A. MacDonald, of St. Andrew s 



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Sabbath School of Gore Bay; of Reverend Albert James Loveday, of the Baptist 
Church of Weidmann, near Inwood; of W. A. Emery and George Church, of the 
Municipal Council of the Township of East Flamboro ; of A. M. Mclntyre, of Epworth 
League of Stoney Creek Methodist Church; of D. C. Fletcher, of Riverside S. S. of 
Ekfred; of A. Holman, of the Municipal Council of the Village of Newbury; of 
Hazelton C. White and D. G. McBeth, Jr., of the Citizens League of St. Mary s ; of 
Mrs. Thomas Parnell and Mrs. Norm Ritchie, of the Women s Institute of Wyevale; 
of Ida M. Hepwell and Mrs. James Mitchell, of Price s Corners Branch of East Sim- 
coe Women s Institute; of Anna M. Wallace and Mrs. Amy L. Holmes, of Shanly 
Branch of Women s Institute; of S. Marlatt, of Edwardsburg Farmers Club 01 
Mainsville; of Angus S. Weber, of Floradale Mennonite S. S. of Woolwich Township; 
of A. D. Snyder and Ivan Cressman, of Snyder s S. S. of Bloomingdale ; of Eph. Snider 
and John Snider, of Weber s Congregation of Waterloo Township, all of Ontario ; of 
Alexander Ross and others, of the Congregation of St. James Presbyterian Church; 
of Reverend D. B. McLeod, Pastor, of the Presbyterian Congregation of Upper 
Stewiacke; of Reverend J. A. Mackean, of the Presbyterian Congregations of Onslow 
and Belmond; of C. C. Cox, of Ogricola Division of Upper Stewiacke; of E. O. Fulton, 
of Pleasant St. Methodist Church of Truro, all of Nova Scotia ; severally praying for 
the passing, as a War Measure, of an Act prohibiting the manufacture and importa 
tion into the Dominion of Canada, of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes; 
also, the sending, carrying, delivering or receiving of any such liquors in any province 
or area in which the sale of such liquors for beverage purposes is prohibited. 

Of Myra N. Conlin and others, of Lachute; of George A. Adamson and others, of 
Inverness and other places, all of Quebec; of Mrs. G. Barnum and others, of Wood 
stock; of Mrs. Edward Webster and others, of Charleston and other places; of Rev 
erend W. N. Carr and others, of Alton; of W. L. Hogg and others, of Comber; of Mrs. 
D. McKenzie and others, of Clarke and other places; of Susie E. Miller and others, of 
South Dumfries and other places; of Susan Taylor and others, of Parry Sound and 
other places, all of Ontario; of D. C. Campbell and others, of Redvers, Saskatchewan; 
of C. H. Smith and others, of Ashcroft and other places, British Columbia; of Rev 
erend T. M. Murray and others, of Verschoyle and other places; of Mrs. R. Morton 
and others, of Toronto; of Margaret Aitcheson and others, of Wardsville; of Violet 
Anderson and others, of Cochrane and other places ; of Elizabeth C. Brown and others, 
of Toronto, all of Ontario; of Reverend W. P. Grant, M.A., and others, of Truro, 
Nova Scotia ; of F. R. G. Dredge and others, of Camrose and other places ; of Georgina 
Kirk and others, of Medicine Hat, all of Alberta; of Agnes C. MacDonald and others, 
of Galena and other places, British Columbia; of George W. Ball and others, of 
Pleasant River and ^ther places, Nova Scotia ; of Charlotte E. Melrose and others, of 
Edmonton, Alberta; of W. Mott and others, of Rivers and other places; of J. H. 
Martin and others, of Strathclair and other places, all of Manitoba; of C. A. 
Munro and others, of Pictou and other places, Nova Scotia; of John H. 
Crandall and others, of Moncton and other places, New Brunswick; of Reverend J. 
R. Dobson and others, of Montreal, Quebec; of Mrs. J. J. Durrant and others, of 
Port Stanley, Ontario ; of Kate E. Smeeton and others, of Edmonton and other places, 
Alberta; of Reverend H. C. Fraser and others, of Chilliwack and other places; of 
George Manson and others, of Grand Forks and other places, all of British Columbia ; 
of Reverend C. A. Bell and others, of Oak Bay and other places, New Brunswick; of 
Mrs. A. F. Rykert and others, of Dundas and other places; of Reverend George N. 
Steel and others, of Port Carling and other places; of A. J. Langford and others, of 
Mitchell and other places; of Ernie H. Beckman and others, of Waterloo and other 
places, all of Ontario; of William George Davis and others, of Yarmouth, Nova Scotia; 
of Reverend J. B. Colwell and others, of Upper Gagetown and other places, New 
Brunswick; of Mrs. C. D. Fraser and others, of Clyde River and other places, Prince 
Edward Island; of Mrs. Enphemia C. McCallum and others, of Taber, Alberta; and 



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of J. S. Mahood, of Queen s Bay and others of other places, British Columbia; 
of Mrs. G. J. Robinson and others, of Broadview and other places, Saskatchewan; 
of G. R. Clare and others, of Orono and other places; of Mrs. Jno. Chalk and others, 
of Alviiiston and other places; of Alexina McLeod and others, of Owen Sound and 
other places; of William H. Huband and others, of Essex and other places; of Rev 
erend L. Erie Wethey and others, of Kitchener and Waterloo, all of Ontario; of 
Reverend William M. Townsend and others, of Fairville and other places, New Bruns 
wick; of Reverend M. C. Higgins and others, of Milton and other places, Ontario; 
of J. W. A. Henderson and others, of Radisson and other places, Saskatchewan; of 
G. W. Parks and others, of Montreal and other places ; and of Alma Briard and others, 
of Paspebiac West and others places, all of the Province of Quebec; severally praying 
for certain amendments of the Criminal Code of Canada, respecting the legal protec 
tion of girls up to the age of 21 years, and for other purposes. 

The Honourable Mr. Bostock, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous 
Private Bills, to whom was referred the Bill 7, " An Act respecting The Continental 
Heat and Light Company," reported that they had gone through the said Bill and had 
directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Bostock, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous 
Private Bills, to whom was referred the Bill 10, " An Act to incorporate The Grand 
Lodge of the Canadian Association of Stationary Engineers of the Dominion of 
Canada," reported that they had gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to 
report the same, with several amendments which he was ready to submit whenever the 
Senate would be pleased to receive them. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows : 
Page 3, lines 7 and 8. Strike out " or any branch thereof." 
Page 3, line 15. After " remuneration " insert " by the Association." 
Page 3, line 23. For clause 14, substitute the following : 

" 14. No member as such shall have any proprietory interest in the property of 
the Association." 

Page 3, line 28. For " shall " substitute " may." 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day for 
consideration on Tuesday next. 






The Honourable Mr. Bostock, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous 
Private Bills, to whom was referred the Bill I, " An Act to incorporate The Canadian 
Division of the Aerial League of the British Empire," reported that they had gone 
through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same, with several amend 
ments which he was ready to submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to receive 
them. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

Page 4, line 10. Strike out " commercial." 

Page 5, line 4. Strike out clause 11. 

Page 5,^line 18. Strike out from "objects" to "authorized" and insert "if such 
association is." 

Page 5, line 20. Strike out clause 13. 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day for 
consideration on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Bostock, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous 
Private Bills, to whom was referred the Bill O, " An Act to amend the Act respecting 



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a patent of Ernest Mead Baker," reported that they had gone through the said Bill, 
and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Bostock, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous 
Private Bills, to whom was referred the Bill V, " An Act to incorporate The Dominion 
Council of the Girl Guides Association," reported that they had gone through the said 
Bill, and had directed him to report the same, with several amendments which he was 
ready to submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to receive them; also, that the 
fees paid upon the said Bill be refunded, less the cost of printing and translation. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

Page 1, line 16. For " Dominion " substitute " Canadian." 

In the preamble. 
Line 2 Strike out " Imperial." 

In tlie title. 

For " Dominion " substitute " Canadian." 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day, for 
consideration on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Bostock, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous 
Private Bills, to whom was referred the Bill X, " An Act respecting a certain patent of 
The Sharp Rotary Ash Receiver Company, Incorporated," reported that they had gone 
through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without 
any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Bostock, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous 
Private Bills, to whom was referred the Bill B2, " An Act to amend the Act respecting 
a patent of James B. King and others," reported that they had gone through the said 
Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Bostock, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous 
Private Bills, to whom was referred the Bill 38, " An Act respecting certain patents 
of George C. Breidert and Burton W. Mudge, , reported that they had gone through 
the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any 
amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Dennis, from the Joint Committee of both Houses on the 
Printing of Parliament, presented their First Report. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

The Joint Committee of both Houses on the Printing of Parliament beg leave to 
present the following as their First Report. 



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The Committee recommend as follows: 

1. That the following Sessional documents be printed, for Sessional Papers only : 

41. Copies of Orders in Council, as follows: 

P.C. 1719, dated the 15th day of July, 1916, respecting the appointment of a 
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for External Affairs during the continuance 
of the war. 

P.C. 2576, dated the 21st day of October, 1916, respecting the appointment . of Hugh 
Clark, Member of the House of Commons for the Electoral District of North Bruce, 
to the position of Parliamentary Under Secretary for External Affairs, during the con 
tinuance of the present war. 

P.C. 1720, dated the 15th day of July, 1916, respecting the appointment of a Par 
liamentary Secretary of the Department of Militia and Defence, during the continu 
ance of the present war. 

P.C. 1730, dated the 19th day of July, 1916, respecting the appointment of Fleming 
Bknchard McCurdy, Member of the House of Commons for the Electoral District of 
Shelburne and Queens, to the position of Parliamentary Secretary of the Department 
of Militia and Defence, during the continuance of the present war. 

P.C. 2651, dated the 28th day of October, 1916, respecting the establishment of a 
ministry in London charged with the administration of the overseas forces of Canada, 
and the direction and control of the expenditures abroad in connection therewith. 

P.C. 2656, dated the 31st day of October, 1916, respecting the appointment of 
Honourable Sir George Halsey Perley, to the position of Minister of Overseas Military 
Forces from Canada in the United Kingdom. 

42. Papers relating to the Imperial War Conference, 1917. 

44. Correspondence relating to the withdrawal of the Ross Rifle from the Can 
adian Army Corps. 

46. Copies of Orders in Council respecting the establishment of a National 
Service Board of Canada, and appointments thereto, under the provisions of the War 
Measures Act, 1914. 

70. Certified copies of Reports of the Committee of the Privy Council, approved 
by His Excellency the Governor General on the 29th November, 1916, giving authority 
for the cancellation on and from the 1st January, 1917, of the agreements between the 
Government of Canada and the Government of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, 
respectively, respecting the services of the Royal North West Mounted Police in those 
provinces. 

74. Return to an Order of the Senate, dated January 23 last, for a copy of the 
correspondence which has passed between the Prime Minister of Canada, The Right 
Honourable Sir Robert Borden, and the Leader of His Majesty s Loyal Opposition of 
Canada, the Right Honourable Sir Wilfrid Laurier, regarding the war-extension of 
time of the life of the present Parliament. 

86. Return to an Address to His Excellency the Governor General, of the 31st 
January, 1917, for a copy of all correspondence exchanged between the Dominion 
Government and the Provincial Governments inviting them to a conference on the 
subject of making provisions for returned soldiers, including a copy of the proceed 
ings of the conference which took place on the 10th of January at Ottawa on the 
same subject. 

87. Return to an Order of the House, of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all correspondence between any Member of the Government and Sir Thomas Tait 
referring to his appointment to, and resignation from, the National Service Board. 

88. Correspondence between the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposi 
tion concerning the formation of a Parliamentary National Service Commission. 



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105. Return to an Order of the House of the 7th February, 1917, for a copy of 
the contract between the Government and the P. Lyall & Sons Construction Company 
for the reconstruction of the Parliament Building. 

106. Copy of Order in Council P.O. 1062, dated 16th April, 1917, ordering that 
wheat, wheat flour and semolina be transferred to the list of goods which may be 
imported into Canada free of duty of Customs. 

121. Supplementary Return to an Order of the House of the 16th February, 
1916, for a Return showing: 1. The amounts expended in Railway Subsidies in 
Canada during the years 1912, 1913, 1914 and 1915. 

2. The amounts by provinces, and the names of the lines to which granted. 

3. Amounts expended on the construction of Government-owned railways in 
Canada during the above years. 

4. The amounts expended in each province, and the name of the line of railway 
on which such expenditure was made. 

5. Amounts expended on harbour and river improvements in Canada during the 
above years. 

6. The amounts by provinces and the particular places where expended. 

7. Amounts expended on the building of public wharves, public breakwaters, and 
public dredging in North Cape Breton and Victoria during the years 1905 to 1911, 
inclusive, including the expenditure on Government railways. 

8. Amounts expended for like purposes in the said County, during the years 1912, 
1913, 1914 and 1915. 

137. Return to an Order of the House of the 23rd April, 1917, for a copy of all 
contracts and agreements between Sir Charles Ross, his successors or assigns, and His 
Majesty the King, represented by the Minister of Militia and Defence, since and 
including the agreement between them dated the 27th day of March, A.D., 1902. 

2. That the following Sessional documents be not printed: 

43. Copies of Orders in Council, as follows: 

P.C. 64-15-25, dated the 29th June, 1916, authorizing the superannuation of Mr. 
Silas Blair Kent, a clerk in Sub-division " B " of the First Division, employed as chief 
fishing bounty officer of the Naval Service Department. 

P.O. 3192, dated 30th December, 1916, Regulations governing the payment of 
Separation Allowance in the Royal Canadian Navy and Royal Naval Canadian Volun 
teer Reserve. 

P.C. 3108, dated 19th September, 1916, Regulations governing payment of "Com 
mand Money " to officers on " Special Service," etc., in the Royal Canadian Navy. 

P.C. 2942, dated 20th November, 1916, Regulations governing payment of " Hard- 
lying Money " in the Royal Canadian Navy. 

P.C. 2442, dated llth October, 1916, Amendment to Order in Council P.C. 1334, 
dated 3rd June, 1916, establishing Rates of Pensions for the Military and Naval Forces 
of Canada. 

P.C. 2130, dated 9th September, 1916, Regulations for enrolment of men in the 
Royal Canadian Volunteer Reserve for service in the Royal Navy. 

P.C. 1939, dated 18th August, 1916, Order made under War Measures Act, _ 1914, 
to reduce risk of persons of enemy nationality landing in Canada under guise of 
neutrals. 

45. Report of the War Purchasing Commission, covering period from its appoint 
ment on May 8, 1915, to December 31, 1916. 

47. Copy of Agreement between His Majesty the King and The Acadia Coal 
Company, Ltd., concerning the lease of the Vale Railway. 



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48. Copy of Agreement between His Majesty the King and The Quebec and 
Saguenay Railway Co., The Quebec Railway Light and Power Co., The Lotbiniere 
and Megantic Railway Co., and The Quebec Railway Light, Heat and Power Co., 
respecting the acquisition by the Government of the said railways. 

49. Statement of Governor General s Warrants issued since the last Session of 
Parliament on account of 1916-17. 

49a. Statement of Governor General s Warrants issued since the adjournment 
of Parliament on February 7, 1 ! 917. 

50. Copy of Amendments to the Radiotelegraph Regulations since the 1st 
August, 1914. 

50a. Copy of Amendment to sub-section (d) of section 104 of the Radiotelegraph 
Regulations Operation of ship stations within a Canadian harbour. 

501. Copy of Amendment to Radiotelegraph Regulations issued by the Minister 
of the Naval Service, under Section 11, Chapter 43, of the Radiotelegraph Act, 3-4 
George V. 

51. Statement of Expenditure on account of " Miscellaneous Unforseen 
Expenses," from the 1st April, 1916, to the 18th January, 1917, in accordance with the 
Appropriation Act of 1916. 

52. Statement of Temporary Loans issued since April 1, 1916, to 18th January, 
1917. 

53. Report and Statement of Receipts and Expenditures of the Ottawa Improve 
ment Commission to March 31, 1916. 

54. Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Royal Society of Canada, 
for the year ended April 30, 1916. 

55. Statement of Receipts and Expenditures of the National Battlefields Com 
mission to 31st March, 1916. 

56. Statement of Superannuation and Retiring Allowances in the Civil Service 
during the year ending 31st December, 1916, showing name, rank, salary, service 
allowance and cause of retirement of each person superannuated or retired, also 
whether vacancy has been filled by promotion, or by appointment, and the salary of 
any new appointee. 

57. Statement in pursuance of Section 17 of the Civil Service Insurance Act, 
for the year ending March 31, 1916. 

58. Regulations under " The Destructive Insect and Pest Act," pursuant to 
Section 9, Chapter 31 of 9-10 Edward VII. 

59. Account of the average number of men employed on the Dominion Police 
Force during each month of the year 1916, and of their pay and travelling expenses, 
pursuant to Chapter 92, Section 6, Subsection 2, of the Revised Statutes of Canada. 

60. Copy of the evidence taken before the Hon. Sir Charles Davidson, Kt., Com 
missioner appointed to inquire into the purchase by and on behalf of the Government 
of the Dominion of Canada, of Arms, Munitions, Implements, Materials, Horses, Sup 
plies, and other things for the purposes of the present war, and as to the expenditures 
and payments made or agreed to be made therefor; together with the Report of the 
said Commissioner concerning the sale of Small Arms Ammunition; purchase of Sub 
marines, and Military Cloth (Auburn Woollen Mills Co.). 

61. Report submitted by the officer in charge of the Canadian War Records 
Office, London, Eng., to The Right Honourable Sir Robert Borden, G.C.M.G., M.P., 
Prime Minister of Canada, on the work of the Canadian War Records Office since the 
date of its foundation to the llth January, 1917. 

62. Annual Report respecting Trade Unions under Chapter 125, R.S.C., 1906. 



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63. Detailed statement of all bonds or securities registered in the Department of 
the Secretary of State of Canada, since last return (22nd January, 1916) submitted 
to the Parliament of Canada under Section 32 of Chapter ~U9, of the Revised Statutes 
of Canada, 1906. 

64. Return of Orders in Council which have been published in the Canada 
Gazette, between the 1st January, 1916, and the 31st December, 1916, in accordance 
with the provisions of Section 5 of " The Dominion Lands Survey Act," Chapter 21, 
7-8 Edward VII. 

65. Return of the Orders in Council which have been published in the Canada 
Gazette, between the 1st January, 1916, and the 31st December, 1916, in accordance 
with the provisions of " The Forest Reserves and Park Act," Section 19, of Chapter 
10, 1-2 George V. 

66. Return of Orders in Council which have been published in the Canada 
Gazette, between the 1st January, 1916, and the 31st December, 1916, in accordance 
with the provisions of Chapter 47, 2 George V, entitled " The Railway Belt Water 
Act." 

67. Return of Orders in Council which have been published in the Canada 
Gazette and in the British Columbia Gazette, between 1st January, 1916, and the 31st 
December, 1916, in accordance with provisions of Subsection (d) of Section 38 of the 
regulations for the survey, administration, disposal and management of Dominion 
Lands within the 40-mile Railway Belt in the Province of British Columbia. 

68. Return showing all lands sold by the Canadian Pacific Railway Company 
during the year, from the 1st October, 1915, to 30th September. 1916, together with the 
names of the purchasers, in accordance with the Statutes of Canada, 1886, Chapter 9, 
Section 8. 

69. Return of Orders in Council which have been published in the Canada 
Gazette, between 1st January, 1916, and the 31st December, 1916, in accordance 
with the provisions of Section 77 of " The Dominion Lands Act," Chapter 20, 7-8 
Edward VII. 

71. Return to an Order of the House, of the 20th March, 1916, for a copy of all 
telegrams, letters and correspondence concerning the appointment of Mr. Alfred 
Gravel, Harbour Commissioner of Quebec, and concerning all other candidates for 
the position of Commissioner on the Harbour Board of Quebec, to represent the South 
Shore. 

72. Return to an Address to His Royal Highness the Governor General, of the 
2nd February, 1914, for a copy of all Orders in Council, correspondence, petitions, 
telegrams and other papers or documents bearing date between the years 1885 and 1914, 
in any way relating to the prohibition of the export of Sockeye Salmon from the 
Province of British Columbia. 

75. Detailed Statement of Customs Duties and the Refund thereof, under Sec 
tion 92, Consolidated Revenue Act, for the year ended March 31, 1916. 

75a. Supplementary statement of the Remissions and Refunds of Tolls and 
Duties from the Department of Marine and Fisheries. 

76. Ordinances of the Yukon Territory, passed by the Yukon Council in 1916. 

77. Copy of extract from Order in Council No. P.C. 48/263, dated 27th January, 
1917, authorizing Regulations governing the payment of Allowance for the Accountant 
Officers in the Royal Canadian Navy of Receiving Ships and Depot Ships, in accord 
ance with the provisions of Section 47, Chapter 43, 9-10 Edward "VII. 

77a. Copies of Orders in Council, as follows : 

P.C. 512, dat ?d the 27th February, 1917, respecting Regulations for the payment 
of Good Conduct Badge Pay to men of the E.N.C.V.R. 
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P.O. 492, dated the 20th February, 1917, respecting Regulations for the entry 
of Skippers, R.C.N. 

P.O. 322, dated the 6th February, 1917, respecting Regulations re payment of 
Good Conduct Badge Pay to non-commissioned Officers and Men of the Royal Marines 
lent for service in the Royal Canadian Navy. 

P.C. 322, dated the 6th February, 1917, respecting Regulations for promotion 
of Chief Writers to rank of Warrant Writer. 

78. Return to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all correspondence respecting the appointment of a Commission to investigate the 
financial and economic condition of Canadian railways, showing the names of the 
Commissioners, the rate of their remuneration, along with the names of the secretaries 
and engineers appointed by them, or by the Commission, and the rate of their remunera 
tion. 

79. Return to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all papers, letters, telegrams and other documents relative to the removal of Mr. H. D. 
McKeiizie as mechanical foreman at Stellarton on the Canadian Government Railways, 
and the appointment of his successor. 

80. Return to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a return 
showing the quantity of freight carried over the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway between 
Levis and Moncton since that portion of said railway has been operated by the 
Canadian Government Railways System. 

81. Return to an Order of the House of the 12th April, 1916, for a Return 
showing : 

1. How many clerks there are in the Interior Department who belong to and are 
paid from the outside vote and who work in the inside service. 

2. The names of said clerks. 

3. Salary paid to each. 

4. How long each has been in the service of the Department. 

5. If all or any of these clerks have passed any examination. If so, what examina 
tion and on what date or dates. 

82. Return to an Order of the House of the 15th March, 1916, for a copy of all 
correspondence between the Government and the Provinces, regarding increased co 
operation in the promotion of immigration and land settlement, commencing with a 
letter of the Minister of the Interior to the Provincial Prime .Ministers in November, 
1911. 

83. Return to an Order of the House of the 27th March, 1916, for a Return 
showing- : 

1. The names and salaries of the persons employed in the Immigration Service 
in the City of Montreal; their respective salaries, when appointed and what they 
receive at the present time. 

2. Which of such employees are given travelling or other expenses, and how much 
has been paid to each on that account since their respective appointments. 

84. Return to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a return 
showing the quantities of timber cut, and the sum paid therefor, to date, under the 
lease or sale of timber made by the Indian Department to Mr. Arthur Webber from 
lands situated near Ship Harbour Lake, Halifax County, together with the name or 
names of all surveyors of the timber cut from the said Indian lands under the above- 
mentioned sale or lease, and copies of all reports made in connection therewith by 
said surveyors. 

85. Copy of the Special Report made by the Royal Commission on Indian Affairs 
on the Kitsilano Indian Reserve, together with the Order in Council passed on the 
28th March, 1916, and all other papers and correspondence relating to the Report. 



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89. Return to an Order of the House, of the 5th February, 1917, for a copy of 
all petitions, letters, telegrams, reports and other documents relative to the closing of 
the Canard and Splitlog Post Office and the opening of Loiselleville Post Office, in 
the County of Essex, together with a copy of all petitions and documents relative to the 
establishment of rural mail routes from the Loiselleville Post Office. 

90. Report on the Canadian Army Medical Service, by Colonel Herbert A. Bruce, 
Special Inspector General, Medical Services, Canadian Expeditionary Force, dated 
at London, England, 20th September, 1916. 

90a. Report on the Canadian Army Medical Service, by the Board of Officers, 
presided over by Surgeon-General Sir William Baptie, K.C.M.G., C.B., V.C., dated at 
London, England, 22nd December, 1916. 

91. Return to an Order of the House, of the 7th February, 1917, for a copy of 
all letters, telegrams, papers and other documents relative to the closing of the Marine 
Agency at Pictou last Autumn, and as to the re-opening of said agency. 

92. Return to an Order of the House, of the 5th February, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. The numebr of horses that have been bought in Canada for war purposes in 
each of the years 1914, 1915 and 1916, respectively, (a) for the Canadian Army; (>) 
for Britain; and (c) for France and our other Allies. 

2. The amount paid for the horses in each of the years for the different countries 
mentioned. 

93. Return to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. The names, home addresses and former occupations of all censors, decoders or 
other employees of the Government in the different cable stations in Nova Scotia 
during the calendar year 1916. 

2. The name of the person who recommended each of the said censors, decoders 
or employees. 

3. What salary was paid to each of the said persons for the calendar year 1916. 

94. Copies of General Orders promulgated to the Militia for the period between 1 
December 30, 1915, and February 8, 1917. 

95. Return to an Order of the House of the llth March, 1915, for a copy of all 
charges, correspondence, letters, telegrams and other documents relative to the dis 
missal of Frank Dunlop, of Graves Point, at Sydney Mines, in the riding of North 
Cape Breton and Victoria, N.S., and the expenses of such investigation in detail. 

96. Return to an Order of the House of the 3rd April, 1916, for a Return 
showing : 

1. The names of the staff in the office of the High Commissioner for Canada in 
London. 

2. Whether any of these officials are natives of Canada. If so, which ones, 

3. Whether it is true, as alleged, that Canada is the only British Dominion which" 
employs none of its natives in its High Commissioner s Office. 

97. Return to an Address to His Royal Highness the Governor General, of the 
22nd February, 1915, for a copy of all Orders in Council, memoranda, correspondence 
or other documents in the possession of the Government, or any Department thereof, 
relating to the trade in dried fish and wines between Portugal and Canada. 

98. Return to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a tabulated 
statement showing the number of divorces granted by the Parliament of Canada 
since 1867. 

99. Return to an Order of the House of ,the 3rd February, 1916, for a copy of 
all letters, telegrams and other documents, including tenders, relating to the mail 
contract from Tatamagouche to New Annan and Tatamagouche Mountain, in the 
County of Colchester. 

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100. Copy of new Rule in substitution of Rule 236 of the General Rules and 
Orders now in force regulating the practice and procedure in the Exchequer Court of 
Canada, made on the 16th day of February, 1917. 

lOOa. Copy of Rule 200 of the General Rules and Orders now in force regu 
lating the practice and procedure in the Exchequer Court of Canada; also, Copy of 
General Order respecting fees and costs in the Exchequer Court in the exercise of its 
jurisdiction as a Court of Admiralty. 

101. Return to an Order of the House of the 5th February, 1917, for a return 
showing a list of all persons employed during the year 1916, in the round house of the 
Canadian Government Railways at Prairie Harbour, N.S., as brakemen, telegraphers, 
cleaners and labourers, showing the dates of their appointments and length of time 
employed respectively, and also the monthly rate of wagds paid to each of said 
employees. 

102. Return to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all letters, papers, telegrams and other documents relative to the application for, and 
the granting of, a Conciliation Board to the employees of the Acadia 6oal Company 
in the spring of 1916, the proceedings of said Board, and all other papers in relation 
to the same. 

103. Return to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all correspondence, telegrams and documents of all kinds exchanged between any 
person or persons and the Department of Labour or any other Department of the 
Government relating to the Labour trouble at Thetford Mines, P.Q., and also copies 
of all correspondence exchanged between the different Departments of the Govern 
ment respecting the same question. 

104. Return to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all letters, papers, telegrams and other documents relative to the application for, and 
the refusal to grant, a Conciliation Board as petitioned for under the Industrial Dis 
putes Investigation Act by the employees of the Canadian Government Railway at 
Pictou, who were members of the Longshoremen s Union at Pictou during the year 
1916. 

107. Return to an Order of the House of the 19th April, .1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. Whether the Government is aware as to whether there are cases in the Military 
Service in which men after enlistment have been given leave on harvesting furlough, 
and during such leave have been injured by accident, and who have in consequence 
of such accident incurred hospital bills, and who having been treated in hospital have 
returned to military duty and been discharged on account of injuries so received. 

2. If o, whether claims have been made for hospital care and treatment. 

3. If such claims have been recognized by the Government. 

4. If not, why not. 

5. If so, what action has been taken in connection therewith. 

6. Whether in such cases the enlisted person is not entitled to pay up to time of 
discharge, and also the payment of his hospital account. 

108. Copy of a communication from the Deputy Minister of Militia and Defence, 
relative to the total value of the Oliver equipment, so-called, supplied the Canadian 
soldiers who have crossed to England since the commencement of the present war. 

109. Return to an Order of the House of the 19th April, lyii, for a Return 
showing : 

1. The names of the Members of Parliament who now belong, or who did belong 
to the Overseas Forces or the Militia Forces of Canada since trie present war was 
declared. 

2. Whether these Members, or any of them, were or are in receipt of pay from 
the Militia Department and in receipt of their indemnity as Members at the same 
time. 



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3. Whether the wives of these Members, or any of them, were or are in receipt of 
separation allowance. 

109a. Supplementary Keturn to an Order of the House of the 19th April, for a; 
Return showing: 

1. The names of the Members of Parliament who now belong, or who did belong 
to the Overseas Forces or the Militia Forces of Canada since the present war was 
declared. 

2. Whether these Members, or any of them were, or are in receipt of pay from 
the Militia Department and in receipt of their indemnity as Members at the same 
time. 

3. Whether the wives of these Members, or any of them were, or are in receipt 
of separation allowance. 

110. Return to an Order of the House of the 19th April, 1917. for a Return 
showing : 

1. What amounts have been given to the Canadian Patriotic Fund to December 
31, 1916, and what amounts have been promised for 1917, by the different counties, 
towns and cities in each of the different provinces. 

2. The names of the different counties, towns and cities, and the respective 
amounts subscribed and promised by each. 

3. What counties, cities and towns in each province, if any, have not contributed 
any amount to the said fund up to the present time. 

llOa. Return to an Order of the House of the 19th April, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. How much money has been subscribed and voted to the Canadian Patriotic 
Fund by each of the different provinces to December 31, 1916. 

2. How much money has been paid to the Canadian Patriotic Fund by each of the 
different provinces during the same time. 

3. How much money has been promised by county, township, city or other grants 
by each province for the year 1917. 

4. How many persons in each province have received assistance from the Can 
adian Patriotic Fund to December 31, 1916. 

5. The total amount so expended in each province. 

111. Copy of Order in Council P.C. 802, dated 23rd March, 1917, in respect to 
taking over of the Ross Rifle Factory by the Government of Canada. 

112. Return to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all documents, letters, telegrams and other correspondence in the Department of the 
Interior relating to grazing leases numbers 2785, 2803, 2843, 3701, 3998, 4603, 5566, 
6220 and 6221. 

113. Memorandum from the Superintendent of Immigration respecting the 
advertising by the Canadian Government in United States newspapers for farm hands 
to work in Canada; together with a copy of the advertisement and instructions con 
cerning the same. 

114. Copies of Orders in Council, as follows: 

P.C. 341, dated the 7th day of February, 1917, respecting the exportation of news 
print paper in sheets or rolls by license only under regulations by the Minister of 
Customs. 

P.C. 445, dated the 17th day of February, 1917, containing orders and regulations 
respecting the price, sale, control, distribution, transport, etc., o newsprint paper in 
sheets or rolls. 

P.C. 1059, dated the 16th day of April, 1917, empowering the Minister of Customs 
to fix the quantity and price of newsprint paper furnished or to be furnished to the 
publishers in Canada by the manufacturers; and controlling the distribution and 
delivery of the same. 



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P.C. 1060, dated the 16th day of April, appointing E. A. Pringle a Commissioner 
to conduct an inquiry into and concerning the manufacture, sale, price and supply 
of newsprint paper within the Dominion of Canada. 

115. Copy of Order in Council P.C. 3412, dated the 19th day of December, 1917, 
concerning the appointment of Mr. S. A. Armstrong as Director of the Military Hos 
pitals Commission. 

116. Mr. Eeid, for Mr. Hazen, presented, Eetu-rn to an Order of the House of 
the 3rd February, 1917, for a return showing the names and Post Office addresses of 
all purchasers of fish scrap from the reduction works at Canso in 1916, showing the 
price paid by each of said purchasers. 

117. Eeturn to an Address to His Excellency the Governor General of the 23rd 
April, 1917, for a copy of the Order in Council increasing the toll rates on Victoria 
Bridge, Montreal, and also a copy of all petitions, telegrams, letters and other docu 
ments referring to said increase. 

118. Eeturn to an Order of the House of the 23rd April, 1917, for a copy of all 
letters, telegrams, petitions and all other papers concerning the substitution of the 
name of Luceville given to the Intercolonial Eailway Station of Sainte Luce, County 
vof Eimouski, Quebec. 

119. Eeturn to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all vouchers, correspondence, etc., in connection with the repairs to Beaver Harbour 
Wharf, Halifax County, within the last four years. 

120. Eeturn to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all correspondence, vouchers, etc., in connection with the repairs to Harrigan Cove 
Wharf, Halifax County, in 1914-15, under the foremanship of James McDonald. 

122. Eeturn to an Order of the House of the 19th April, 1916, for a copy of all 
letters, petitions, correspondence and telegrams exchanged between the Government, 
its District Engineer, and all other persons, concerning either the construction or 
repairing or purchase of the wharves at the following places; He Perrot Sud, the 
Church in the Village of He Perrot, the Village of Vandreuil, Pointe Cavagnal, Hud 
son, Eigaud, Graham, Pointe Fortune, and lie Perrot ISford. Also, a copy of all speci 
fications and reports already brought down at my request in relation to the documents 
prior to and since 1904, and a statement of the amount that have been paid for such 
construction or repairs, and to whom they were paid. 

122a. Eeturn to an Order of the House of the 16th February, 1916, for a copy 
of all letters, petitions, correspondence, telegrams and reports, exchanged between the 
Government, the engineers residing in the district, and all other persons, concern 
ing the construction and repairing done to the wharves mentioned. below, since 1904, 
and all data and reports already produced at my request and relating to documents 
prior to 1904; also the amounts of money paid for such construction and repairing, 
and to whom paid : The wharf at lie Perrot North, South, and at the Church ; of the 
Village of Vaudreuil; of Pointe Cavagnal; of Hudson; of Graham; of Eigaud, and of 
Pointe Fortune. 

123. Eeturn to an Order of the House of the 19th April, 1916, for a copy of all 
letters, petitions, correspondence and telegrams exchanged between the Government, 
its Eesident Engineer, and all other persons, concerning the dredging work done 
at the following places : Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Pointe Fortune, Ottawa Eiver Chan 
nel between He au Foin and lie a Paquin, Graham channel, Eigaud channel, Hudson 
Heights channel, Hudson, Coino, Pointe Cavagnal, channel at Vaudreuil Village, 
Dorion Bay channel, He Perrot Church, lie Perrot Sud Wharf, and He Perrot Nord 
Wharf. Also, a statement of the amounts paid to different persons, companies, etc., 
for such work, the dates, etc., and a copy of the estimates already brought down at 
my request, the whole since 1904. 



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123a. Eeturn to an Order of the House of the 16th February, 191(3, for a copy 
of all letters, petitions, correspondence, telegrams and reports exchanged between the 
Government, the resident engineer of the district, and all other persons, concerning 
the dredging work done at the places below named, and the amount of money paid to 
divers persons, companies, etc., for such work, as well as the statements already pre 
sented at my request, the whole since 1904 ; At the wharf of He Perrot, North, South, 
and at the Church; in Dorion Bay channel; at Vaudreuil Village channel; at Pointe 
Cavagnal; at Como; at Hudson; at Hudson Heights channel; at Graham channel; in 
the Rigaud Eiver channel; in the Ottawa River; He aux Poires channel; at Pointe 
Fortune, and at St. Anne de Bellevue channel. 

124. Return to an Order of the House of the 3rd May, 1916, for a copy of all 
letters, telegrams, bills, vouchers and memoranda in connection with the repairs to the 
wharf at Upper Prospect, Halifax County, N.S., in 1915. 

125. Return to an Order of the House of the 3rd May, 1916, for a copy of all 
letters, telegrams, bills, vouchers and memoranda in connection with the repairs to 
the wharf at Shad Bay, Halifax County, N.S., in 1915. 

126. Return to an Order of the House of the 1st February, 1917, for a copy of 
all correspondence in the possession of the Department of Public Works bearing date 
after September, 1911, relating to the expenditure of money voted last session for har 
bour improvements at Tracadie, in the County of Antigonish, including copies of all 
letters relating to the same written by Mr. G. A. R. Rollings to the said Minister of 
Public Works or to any other member of the Government. 

127. Return to an Order of the House of the 3rd February, 1917, for a copy of 
all letters, telegrams, reports and other documents received by the Government during 
the years 1915 and 1916, relative to the repairs required on the Breakwater at Souris, 
P.E.I. 

128. Return to an Order of the House of the 1st February, 1917, for a copy of 
all correspondence in the possession of the Department of Public Works bearing date 
after September, 1911, relating to the extension of a breakwater at Breen s Point, in 
the County of Antigonish. 

129. Return to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all correspondence, vouchers, etc., in connection with the construction of the Musha- 
boom Harbour Wharf, Halifax County, in 1913. 

130. Return to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a return 
showing all expenditures made since March 31, 1916, by the Public Works Department 
in the several provinces of Canada, specifying the name of the work, the amount 
already spent thereon, and the estimated total expenditure in each case. 

131. Return to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all correspondence, vouchers, etc., in connection with the construction of the Port 
Dufferin West Wharf, Halifax County, in 1913-14. 

132. Return to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all correspondence, vouchers, etc., in connection with the repairs to the Port Dufferin 
East Wharf, Halifax County, in 1915. 

133. Return to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all correspondence, vouchers, etc., in connection with the construction of a wharf at 
Ecum Secum West, Halifax County. 

134. Return to an Order of the House of the 27th March, 1916, for a copy of 
all correspondence, letters, telegrams, etc., in any way referring to the dredging at 
Margaree Harbour, Inverness County, N.S., during 1913, 1914, 1915 and 1916. 

135. opy of Order in Council, P.C. 1142, dated the 24th day of April, 1917, 
under the provisions of the War Measures Act, 1914, containing regulations under 
which British ships registered in Canada, or under construction for neutral owners. 



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may until further order be requisitioned by His Majesty for the carriage of foodstuffs, 
etc., or for any purpose whatsoever; and cancelling Orders in Council P.O. 2923, dated 
the 24th day of November, 1916, and P.O. 915, dated the 31st day of March, 1917, in 
respect thereto. 

Also, Certified copy of a Keport of the Committee of the Privy Council approved 
by His Excellency the Governor General on the 30th day of January, 1917, respecting 
the exercise of the requisitioning power by His Majesty s Government in the case of 
Canadian vessels. 

136. Return to an Order of the House of the 23rd April, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. The names, former post office addresses, occupations and salaries paid to the 
censors and decoders in the employ of the Government at Hazel Hill and Canso during 
the year 1916. 

2. How much has been expended in connection with this service at Canso and 
Hazel Hill since the first of August, 1914, up to the present date. 

3. How much has been expended in connection with the said service in embracing 
all the stations in the Province of Nova Scotia from August 1, 1914, up to the present 
date. 

138. Return to an Order of the House of the 23rd April, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. How many permanent civil servants or officials were in the employ of the 
Department of Militia and Defence on the 10th day of October, 1911, and how many 
on the 31st of March, 1917. 

2. How many temporary civil servants and employees of all kinds were in the 
employ of the said Department on the 10th day of October, 1911, and how many on 
the 31st of March, 1917. 

3. How many permanent civil servants or officials were appointed by said Depart 
ment since the 1st ,of August, 1914. 

4. How many temporary civil servants and employees were employed by said 
Department since August 1, 1914. 

5. What was the gross amount paid by said Department for salaries and expenses 
to both permanent and temporary civil servants and employees for the fiscal year 
ending March 31, 1914. 

6. What was the gross amount paid by said Department for salaries and expenses 
of all permanent and temporary civil servants and employees for the fiscal year ending 
March 31, 1917. 

7. How many civil servants were appointed by said Department since October 10, 
1911, under the provisions of Section 21 of the Civil Service Act. 

139. Return to an Address to His Excellency the Governor General of the 23rd 
April, 1917, for a copy of the Order in Council and all other papers in connection with 
the awarding of the contract to J. C. Shields and others, or to the Inland Express 
Company for carrying the mails from Ashcroft to Fort George, B.C. 

140. Return to an Address to His Eixcellency the Governor General of the 31st 
January, 1917, for a copy of all correspondence exchanged with the Government of 
the Province of Manitoba concerning a statute passed by the Legislature of Mani 
toba at its last session, entitled, " An Act to amend the Jury Act " ; together with 
copies of all Orders in Council respecting same. 

141. Return to an Order of the House of the 7th February, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. The number of interned aliens, and nationality of each, employed on public 
works since the 4th of August. 3914. 



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2. The number employed in industrial work in the Provinces of Canada, and the 
nationality of each, since the 1st of August, 1914. 

3. The number so employed at the present time. 

3. That the recommendations contained in the First Report of the Select Standing 
Committee on Agriculture and Colonization, presented to the House of Commons on 
Monday, June 4, be not concurred in. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

WM. DENNIS, 

Chairman. 
The Senate, June 7, 1917. 

Ordered, That the said Eeport be placed on the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. La Riviere presented to the Senate a Bill K2, intituled: 
"An Act to incorporate Canadian Ukrainian Institute Prosvita." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill D2, intituled : " An Act for the relief 
of George Walter Sherald Garrett," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to this House. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill F2, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of Gertrude Ellen Beal," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to this House. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill G2, intituled : " An Act for the relief 
of Donald George Whibley," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to this House. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Report of the Special Committee appointed to consider and report upon the 
arrangements which should be made for the Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary 
of the Foundation of this Dominion. 



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With leave of the Senate, 

It was moved, 

That the said Report he amended by adding at the end thereof: 

That arrangements be made with the authorities in England and France to hold 
appropriate memorial services in London and Paris on July 1st or 2nd." 

After debate, 

With leave of the Senate, 

The said motion was withdrawn. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for further con 
sideration on Wednesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent 
Accounts of the Senate. 

After debate, it was 

Ordered, That the said Report do lie on the Table. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Third Report of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent 
Accounts of the Senate. 

The said report was adopted. 

i 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent 
Accounts of the Senate. 

The said report was adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Fifth Report of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent 
Accounts of the Senate. 

The said report was adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Sixth Report of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent 
Accounts of the Senate. 

The said report was adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill H2, " An Act for the relief of George 
Maisey," was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 12, " An Act for the relief of Herbert 
Featherstone Conover," was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill J2, " An Act respecting The Western 
Canada Accident and Guarantee Insurance Company," was read a second time, and 
Referred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Message from the House of Commons requesting the Senate to appoint a Com 
mittee to act with a like Committee of that House to consider and during the present 



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Session, to report the total cost, including incidental expenses, of each Session of 
Parliament, and the best way, if any, of reducing the same. 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That the Honourable Messieurs Power, Lougheed (Sir James), Bowell 
(Sir Mackenzie), Dandurand, Thompson, Bostock, Taylor, Daniel and Gordon be 
appointed a Committee to act with that already chosen by the House of Commons to 
consider and, during the present Session, to report the total cost, including incidental 
expenses, of each Session of Parliament, and the best way, if any, of reducing the 
same; and 

That a Message be sent to the House of Commons accordingly. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That the report of the Joint Librarians of Parliament, as to the appoint 
ment of J. L. Parr, as a clerk in the Library of Parliament in Subdivision B of the 
2nd Division, accompanied by the certificate of the Civil Service Commissioners, laid 
on the Table of the Senate on the 5th instant, be concurred in by the Senate. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That the report of the Joint Librarians of Parliament, as to the appoint 
ment of Mr. Herbert D. Throop, as a clerk in the Library of Parliament, in Sub-divi 
sion B of the Second Division, accompanied by the certificate of the Civil Service Com 
missioners, laid upon the Table of the Senate this day, be concurred in by the Senate. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That the report of the Joint Librarians of Parliament, as to the appoint 
ment of Herbert Charles Stock, as a messenger in the Library of Parliament, accom 
panied by the certificate of the Civil Service Commissioners, laid upon the Table of 
the Senate this day, be concurred in by the Senate. 

The Honourable Mr. Lynch-Staunton presented to the Senate a Bill L2, intituled : 
" An Act to amend The Railway Act." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Second Eeading on 
Wednesday next. 

By unanimous consent, 

The Senate adjourned until Tuesday next at eight o clock in the evening. 



194 



12th June 



1917 



Tuesday, June 12th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 


De Veber, 


Lougheed 


Prince, 


Beique, 


Domville 


(Sir James), 


Prowse, 


Beith, 


(Lt.-0ol.), 


Lynch-Staunton, 


Richardson, 


Belcourt, 


Donnelly, 


McCall, 


Robertson, 


Bostock, 


Douglas, 


McHugh, 


Roche, 


Bowell 


Edwards, 


McLean, 


Ross 


(Sir Mackenzie), 


Farrell, 


McLennan, 


(Middleton), 


Gasgrain, 


Gillmor, 


McSweeney, 


Sharpe, 


Choquette, 


Girroir, 


^lilne, 


Talbot, 


Cloran, 


Gordon, 


Mitchell, 


Tanner, 


Crosby, 


King, 


Montplaisir, 


Taylor, 


D andurand, 


Laird, 


Murphy, 


Tessier, 


Daniel, 


La Riviere, 


Xicholls, 


Thompson, 


David, 


Lavergne, 


Poirier, 


Thome, 


Dennis, 


Leg ris, 


Power, 


Watson, 


Dessaulles-, 





; ; 


iYeo. 



PRAYERS. 

The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor, for the Honourable Mr. Sproule: 
Thirty-eight Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. McCall: 
Thirty-two Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Belcourt: 
One Petition praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell: 
Four Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Nicholls: 
One Petition praying for War Time Prohibition; and 

By the Honourable Mr. Edwards: 
One Petition praying for War Time Prohibition. 



The Honourable Mr. Ross (Middleton), from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Twentieth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 



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THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

TUESDAY, June 12, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Twentieth 
Report, as follows: 

In the matter of the Petition of John Newton Salter, of the Village of Winchester, 
in the province of Ontario, labourer; praying for the passing of an Act to dissolve his 
marriage with Elizabeth Salter, of the Village of Morrisburg, in the said province, and 
for such further and other relief as to the Senate may seem meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Rules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice, and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and hove taken evidence upon oath touching the right of the Petitioner to 
the relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

6. The Committee recommend that the fee paid upon the said petition be refunded 
to the Petitioner, less the cost of printing and translation. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

W. B. ROSS, 

Chairman. 

It was, on division, Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the 
Day for consideration on Thursday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Ross (Middleton), from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Twenty-first Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

TUESDAY, June 12, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Twenty-first Report, 
as follows : 

In the matter of the Petition of-Rozilla Lamb, of the City of Toronto, in the prov 
ince of Ontario, nurse; praying for the passing of an Act to dissolve her marriage with 
George Alfred Lamb, of the said City of Toronto, machinist, and for such further and 
other relief as to the Senate may seem meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Rules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice, and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been, complied with in all material respects. 



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3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath, touching the right of the Petitioner to 
the relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

W. B. ROSS, 

Chairman. 

It was, on division, Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the 
Day for consideration on Thursday next. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 

Extract from Order in Council, No. P.C. 942, dated April 5, 1917, with reference 

to the Regulations governing the payment of Separation Allowance in the Royal 

Canadian Navy. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 43a.) 

Interim Report of Surgeon-General G. C. Jones, Director Medical Services, Cana 
dians, in reply to the Report on the Canadian Army Medical Service by Colonel 
Herbert A. Bruce, Special Inspector-General, Medical Services, Canadian Expedition 
ary Force, dated London, England, 28th September, 101 (!. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 901).) 

Report on the Canadian Army Medical Service, by Colonel Herbert A. Bruce, 
dated London, England, September 20, 1916. 

( Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 90.) 

Report on the Army Medical Service by a Board of Officers, dated London, Eng 
land, December 22, 1916. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 90c.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Honourable Mr. McHugh presented to the Senate a Bill M2, intituled : " An 
Act to incorporate The Manitoba and Ontario Railway Company." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 7, " An Act respecting The Contin 
ental Heat and Light Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any .amendment.. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill O, " An Act respecting a patent of 
Ernest Mead Baker," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

, Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 



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Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill X, " An Act respecting a certain patent 
of The Sharp Rotary Ash Keceiver Company, Incorporated," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill B2, " An Act respecting a patent of 
James B. King and others," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 38, " An Act respecting certain patents 
of George C. Breidert and Burton W. Mudge," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate resumed the adjourned Debate on 
the Motion: 

That in the opinion of the Senate, during the war, whole wheat bread should be 
made as soon as possible in Canada. 

The question of concurrence being put on the said motion, 

It was moved, in amendment, 

That the Question be referred to the Standing Committee on Public Health and 
Inspection of Foods. 

The question of concurrence being then put on the said motion in amendment, 
the same was resolved in the affirmative, and 

Ordered accordingly. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Amendments made by the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills 
to Bill 10, An Act to incorporate The Grand Lodge of the Canadian Association of 
Stationary Engineers of the Dominion of Canada. 

The said Amendments were agreed to. 

The question of concurrence being then put 011 the said motion in amendment, 
a Third Reading to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Amendments made by the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills 
to Bill I, An Act to incorporate The Canadian Division of the Aerial League of the 
British Empire. 

The said Amendments were agreed to. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Amendments made by the Standing Committee 011 Miscellaneous Private Bills 
to Bill V, An Act to incorporate The Dominion Council of the Girl Guides Associa 
tion. 



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The said Amendments were agreed to. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Head 
ing to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the First Eeport of the Joint Committee of both Houses on the Printing of Parlia 
ment. 

The said Report was adopted. 

A Message was brought trom the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

47, intituled : " An Act to facilitate certain financial arrangements between the Gov 
ernment of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Canadian 
Pacific Railway Company, and -for other purposes," to which they desire the con 
currence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

48, intituled : " An Act respecting The British Columbia and White River Railway 
Company," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
55, intituled : " An Act to amend the Penny Bank Act," to which they desire the 
concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
57, intituled: "An Act to amend The Business Profits War Tax Act, 1916," to which 
they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
66, intituled : " An Act to amend the Judges Act," to which they desire the concurrence 
of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
69, intituled : " An Act to repeal The Ocean Telegraph Act," to which they desire the 
concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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199 



Wednesday, June 13th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beith, 

Belcourt, 

Bostock, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Ohoquette, 
Oloran, 
Crosby, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 

PRAYERS. 



Domville 

(Lt.-Col.), 
Donnelly, 
Douglas-, 
Edwards, 
Farrell, 
Gillmor, 
Girroir, 
Gordon, 
King, 
Laird, 
La Riviere, 
Lavergne, 
Legris, 
Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Lynch-Staunton, 



Mason 

(Brig.-Gen l), 
McCall, 
McHugh, 
McLean, 
McLennan, 
Me Sweeney, 
Milne, 
Mitchell, 
Montplaieir, 
Murphy, 
Nicholls, 
Poirier, 
Pope, 
Power, 
Prince, 
Prowse, 



Ratz, 

Richardson, 

Robertson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Smith, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thorne, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. Smith: 
Fifty Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

P>y the Honourable Mr. Ratz : 
Fifteen Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor : 
Six Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition; and 
Three Petitions praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 

By the Honourable Mr. McHugh : 

Twelve Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition ; and 
One Petition praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 

By the Honourable Mr. Milne : 

Several Petitions praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code; and 
Twelve Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Tanner: 
Six Petitions praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code; and 

By the Honourable Mr. Gordon : 
Five Petitions praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 

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200 13th June 1917 



The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 

Regulations, being a consolidation of and additions to various Orders in Council 

made in consequence of the war, the whole to be known as the " Defence of Canada 

Order, 1917." 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 197.) 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the Standing Committee on Banking and 
Commerce, to whom was referred the Bill A2, " An Act respecting The Empire Life 
Insurance Company of Canada," reported that they had gone through the said Bill, 
and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Bead 
ing to-morow. 

The Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the Standing Committee on Banking and 
Commerce, to whom was referred the Bill N, " An Act respecting The Western Life 
Assurance Company," reported that they had gone through the said Bill, and had 
directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morow. 

The Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the Standing Committee on Banking and 
Commerce, to whom was referred the Bill R, " An Act respecting The Security Life 
Insurance Company of Canada," reported that they had gone through the said Bill, 
and had directed him to report the same, with several amendments which he was 
ready to submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to receive them. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

Page 1, line 8. For clause 1 substitute the following: 

" 1. After the contract of reinsurance referred to in the preamble has been 
sanctioned by the Treasury Board the company may by by-law provide that share 
holders directors to a number not exceeding fifteen may be elected, but such by-law 
shall have effect only so long as the company has no participating policies in force." 

In the preamble. 

Line 2. After " has " insert " entered into a contract for the reinsurance of all 
its participating policies with the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, and whereas 
it is the intention of the company to issue hereafter only non-participating policies of 
insurance, and whereas the company has " 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day for con 
sideration to-morrow. 

The Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell, from the Special Committee appointed 
to consider and report upon the cost of each Session of Parliament, presented their 
First Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 1917. 

The Special Committee of the Senate appointed to act with a similar Committee 
of the House of Commons, to consider, and during the present Session, to report the 



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total cost, including incidental expenses, of each Session of Parliament, and the best 
way, if any, of reducing the same, beg leave to make their First Report, as follows : 
Your Committee recommend that their quorum be reduced to three (3) members.. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

MACKENZIE BOWELI, 

Chairman. 

With leave of the Senate, 

Ordered, That the Eules 24a and 23e be suspended in respect to the said Eeport. 
The said Report was then adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 112, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of George Maisey," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, witli a request that the same be returned to this House. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill I2>, intituled : " An Act for the relief 
of Herbert Featherstone Conover," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons ancj acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to this House 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 10 , " An Act to incorporate The Grand 
Lodge of the Canadian Association of Stationary Engineers of the Dominion of 
Canada," was, as amended, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill, as amended, shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, with several amendments to which they 
desire their concurrence. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill I, " An Act to incorporate The Can 
adian Division of the Aerial League of the British Empire," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was" resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill V, " An Act to incorporate The Can 
adian Council of the Girl Guides Association," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

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202 13th June 1917 



The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill P, " An Act 
to incorporate The Army and Navy Veterans in Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Wednesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill U, An Act 
to incorporate The Great War Veterans Association of Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Wednesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate resumed the adjourned debate on 
the Motion : 

That in the opinion of this Honourable House, it is expedient to appoint a Com 
mittee to inquire into and report upon the best method or methods of conserving and 
increasing our domestic and oversea trade, etc. (Vide page 152). 

Ordered, That further debate on the said Motion be adjourned until Wednesday 
next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill l\ti, " An Act to incorporate Can- 
adian Ukrainian Institute Prosvita," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill L2, " An 
Act to amend The Railway Act," it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to Wednesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the further considera 
tion of the Report of the Special Committee appointed to consider and report upon 
the arrangements which should be made for the Celebration of the Fiftieth Anni 
versary of the Foundation of this Dominion. 

The said Report was adopted. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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203 



Thursday, June 14th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 


Domville 


McCall, 


Berth, 


(Lt.-OoL), 


McHugh, 


Belcourt, 


Donnelly, 


McLaren, 


Bostoek, 


Douglas, 


McLean, 


Bowell 


Edwards, 


McLennan, 


(Sir Mackenzie), 


Farrell, 


Me Sweeney, 


Boyer, 


Girroir, 


Milne, 


Casgrain, 


Gordon, 


Mitchell, 


Choquette, 


King, 


Montplaisir, 


Cloran, 


Laird, 


Murphy, 


Crosby, 


Landry, 


Poirier, 


Daniel, 


La Riviere, 


Pope, 


David, 


Lavergne, 


Power, 


Dennis, 


Legris, 


Prince, 


Dessaulles 1 , 


Lougheed 


Prowse, 


De Veber, 


(Sir James), 


Ratz, 




Lynch- Staunton, 





Richardson, 
Robertson, 
Roche, 
Ross 

(Middleton), 
Sharpe, 
Smith, 
Talbot, 
Tannen, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thorne, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



PRAYERS. 



The following Petition was brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. Robertson: 
A Petition praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received : 

Of Mrs. A. B. Robinson and others, of R. R. 2, Watford and other places; of J. 

F. L. Macdonald and others, of Burk s Falls; of Reverend Hugh Cameron and others, 
of Morrisburg and other places; of Gladys M. Clarke and others, of Ottawa; of Rev 
erend J. E. Thompson and others, of Wiarton and other places; of Reverend James 

G. Frazer, Pastor, and others, of MacTier and other places, all of Ontario; of J. T. 
Dimock and others, of Westchester Station; of Mrs. Ada L. Powers and others, of 
Lunenburg, all of Nova Scotia; of W. W. Fraser and others, of St. Andrews, New 
Brunswick; of K. J. McDougal and others, of Kildonan West; of P. McGregor and 
others, all of Manitoba; of Annie Bell Gillis and others, of Cranbrook and other 
places; of Elizabeth Copeland and others, of Okanagan Centre and other places; of 
Nellie E. Barney and others, of Cranbrook and other places, all of British Columbia ; 
of Mrs. W. D. Smith and others, of Blissville and other places, New Brunswick; of 
Mrs. Henrietta J. Maclachlan and others, of Ottawa, Ontario; of M. C. Derick and 
others, of Noyan and other places, Province of Quebec ; of Reverend R. W. Fisher and 
others, of Stor.ehaven and other places, Province of New Brunswick; of Reverend 
Riley Smalley and others, of Moosomin and other places, Province of Saskatchewan; 



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of Mrs. Alexander Gardiner and others, of Walton and other places; of Mrs. Thomas 
H. Ireton and others, of Drummond and other places; of R. A. Robinson and others, 
of Harley and other places, New Brunswick; severally praying for certain amendments 
of the Criminal Code of Canada, respecting the legal protection of girls up to the age 
of 21 years, and for other purposes. 

Of M. B. Govenlock, and others, of the W.C.T.U. of Forest; of Arthur Hobbs 
and N. Herbert, of the Municipal Council of the Township of Warwick; of Alice C. 
Steel and Callie M. Brandon, of Edgar Branch of the East Simcoe Women s Institute; 
of Mrs. L. P. Webster and Miss Jean Graham, of the Women s Institute of Elmvale; 
of R. J. Hewson, of the Presbyterian Church of Cbllingwood ; of Mrs. George Craw 
ford and Ida Crawford, of the Women s Institute of Oro Station; of Mrs. J. W. 
Wiggins and Miss Adelaide Le Quyer, of the Women s Institute of Washago; of 
George H. Clarke and F. E. Malatt, of Orillia ; of C. W. Norval and G. L. Barclay, 
of the Temperance Alliance of the Township of Williamsburg; of K. A. Gollan and 
James Moffat, of the Presbyterian Congregation of Morewood; of Mrs. Sarah A. 
Hotchkiss and Miss Alice M. Broughton, of Dorion Women s Institute of Thunder 
Bay District; of Mrs. Andrew Boyd and Mrs. Frederick ITrry, of the W.C.T.U. of 
Port Arthur; of J. H. Buchan and C. M. Merrick, of Westfort Baptist Church of 
Fort William ; of T. McGolrick and Harry T. Cole, of the Men s North End Literary 
Assciation of Port Arthur; of Mary J. A. Black and Mabel L. Hannah, of the Women s 
Canadian Club of Fort William; of Mrs. Vercel Palmer and Mrs. John McAuley, of 
Charlton Branch of the Women s Institute; of Mrs. T. C. France and Mrs. J. Irving, 
of the Women s Institute of Milberta; of Cedric G. Murday and Alexander Halbert, 
of the Methodist S. S. of Sturgeon Falls; of Mrs. Thomas Cooke and Mrs. (Reverend) 
W. Wallace, of the W.C.T.U. of the Village of Markdale; of Alice Craig and Annie 
Johnson, of the W.C.T.U. of Meaford; of Mrs. William Jno. Ward and Miss E. 
Donnelly, of the Women s Institute of New England; of Reverend J. F. Clugston 
and others, of the Congregations of East Oxford and Blenheim (Presbyterian); of 
Reverend H/W. Crews, Pastor, and M. S. Scliell, of the Methodist Church of Wood 
stock ; of Mrs. Louis Reynolds and Mrs. John Featherstone, of the Women s Institute 
of Thornyhurst ; of R. A. Hill, of the Methodist S. S. of the Village of Point Edward; 
of T. J. Leslie and others, of Banner Methodist Congregation of North Oxford Town 
ship, Putnam Circuit; of F. A. Pitcher and William Firley, of the Municipal 
Council of the Village of Norwick; of Irene Wallace, of the Women s Institute of 
Burgessville ; of Mrs. C. Clark and others, of the W.C.T.U. of Gravenhurst; of Mrs. 
James Scott, of the Baptist Ladies Aid of Granvenhurst ; of Reverend Charles Lang- 
ford, Pastor, and others, of the Methodist Church of Granvenhurst; of Mrs. H. 
Speedie and Miss Ada Mayes, of the Women s Institute of Muskoka Falls; of J. A. 
Muir, of Perth District Sons of Temperance; of Mrs. J. L. Hotson and Beatrice 
Muir, of the Red Cross Society of Avonbank; of Reverend George F. N. Atkinson, 
B.A., and Joseph Mountain, of the Presbyterian Congregation of Avonbank, Presby 
tery of Stratford ; of Ella R. Brown and Nettie G. Gill, of the Red Cross Society of 
Motherwell ; of Reverend George F. N. Atkinson, of the Presbyterian Congregation of 
Motherwell; of Ella J. Foran and Lottie E. Lawrason, of St. George Branch of North 
Brant Women s Institute; of Isabel McCormick and others, of Glen Morris Women s 
Institute, Township of South Dumfries; of E. A. Wood and Blanche Clump, of 
Moyle Tranquility Women s Institute of North Brant; of Mrs. Joseph J. Burke and 
Mrs. J. L. Barnes, of Echo Place Woman s Institute, all of the Province of Ontario; 
of Reverend William Driffield and others, of the Corporation of Trinity Parish 
(Church of England in Canada), Digby; of J. Wyman and others, of Digby and Hill 
Grave Baptist Churches, all of Nova Scotia; of Mrs. Thomas Jeroy and Mrs. John 
Carnegie, of the W.C.T.U. of Rockport; of William A. Wallace and N. R. Wallace, 
of North Gower Branch of the Dominion Alliance; of Reverend A. Galley and 



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others, of the Methodist Church of North Gower ; of Henry Taylor and James 
Brownlee, of Malakoff S. S. ; of Charles B. Jeffrey, of the Methodist Con 
gregation of Chatsworth; of D. D. Finch and H. P. McNeil, of the S. S. 
of Mapleton; of J. H". Jones, of the Mount Zion Methodist Church; of Mrs. 
J. Charles Hancock and Miss Tonaine Milligan, of the Women s Institute of 
Newtoiiville ; of Reverend George Jewitt and D. W. Heney, of Springfield Circuit of 
the Methodist Church; of D. Graham, of the Methodist Church of Inglewood; of E. 
Simpson, of the Presbyterian Churches of St. John s and Knox, of Camlachie; of H. 
Johnston, of the Methodist Church of Eddy s Mills ; of Mrs. J. M. Fry and Mrs. Alex 
ander Nurse, of Beutpath Branch of West Lambton Women s Institute; of D. P. 
Shaw and C. C. Watson, of the Municipal Council of the Township of Moore; of Mrs. 
Neil Grant and Mrs. Dan McNeil, of Becher Branch of the Women s Institute; of 
Reverend F. G. Bunell and Robert Bennie, of the Baptist Church of Leamington ; of 
Margaret A. Day and Annie M. Stacey, of the W.C.T.U. of Creemore; of Mrs. Retta 
Elya, of Manita Retakah Lodge No. 128, I.O.O.F. of Collingwood; of S . E. Mercer 
and Emma E. Lemon, of the S. S. of Cruickshank; of Reverend John H. Graham and 
others, of the Presbyterian Congregations of Cedarville and Esplin; of R. G. Halbert 
and S. Iv. Halbert, of Gore Bay, Division No. 407 of the Sons of Temperance; of G. 
A. Cole and Ada Long, of the Pioneer Division of Sons of Temperance of Barrie 
Island ; of Thomas J. Batman and William Stevens, of Manitoulin Temperance Alli 
ance of Manitoulin Island; of W. 0. Runnalls and G. A. Cole, of Barrie Island Union 
S. S.; of W. N. Boville and H. L. Johnston, of Loyal Lodge No. 317 of Blind River; 
of Earl E. Bartlett and James Moore, of Hope Division No. 413, S.O.T. of Spanish; 
of Mrs. J. Nicholson and Miss Maud Tait, of the Women s Institute of Iron Bridge ; 
of G. Hands, of Chapleau Methodist Church; of Reverend J. N. Wettlaufer and 
others, of the Methodist Church and Sabbath School of Bidwell ; of Uriah Jones and 
H. N. Arksey, of the C.S.H.S. Class of Brooklin Methodist S. S. ; of H. Lane and Rev 
erend George Nickle, of the S. S. of Myrth Methodist Church; of Reverend F. G. 
Joblin, of Seagrave Circuit Methodist Church; of Reverend Arvi I. Heinonen and 
James Harna, of the Finnish Presbyterian Church of Copper Cliff; of Reverend Arvi I. 
Heinonen and V.aino R. Lahti, of the Finnish Presbyterian Church of Louise Town 
ship; of Reverend William Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Ella Dixon, of the Congregation 
and Kindred Societies of Dunns Valley Presbyterian Church; of Edgar Leask and 
William Hill, of the Presbyterian Sabbath School of Greenbank, all of the Province 
of Ontario; of Reverend J. C. Davies, of Riverside Presbyterian Church of Bass River 
and Portaupique; of Reverend Lewis W. Parker, Pastor of the Presbyterian Con 
gregation of Middle Stewiacke; of Reverend J. P. Macintosh and A. C. Barnaby, of 
St. John s Presbyterian Church of Bridgewater; of Eustace C. Gorman, of Chester 
United Baptist Church ; of Reverend A. H. Whitman, Pastor, of Highlands Baptist 
Mission of Amherst. all of Nova Scotia; of Arch. Rankin, of Middleville Division, 
Sons of Temperance; of Edward B. Home and George D. Campbell, of the Presbytery 
of Lanark and Renfrew of the Presbyterian Church in Canada; of 
and Margaret Harvey, of the Women s Institute of Pakenham; of Mrs. 
and Mrs A H Croft, of the Women s Institute of Middleville; of Mrs. 
of the Women s Institute of Poland; of John Scott and Walter Geddes, of the Muni 
cipal Council of Dalhousie and North Sherbrooke; of Mrs. Andrew Hope and Miss 
Herbert of Birch Branch of the Women s Institute; of W. W. McBam and William 
Morrison of Orillia Methodist Sunday School; of Reverend F. E. Malott and George 
H Clark of the Methodist Church of Orillia ; of Marjorie Cramp and Mamie Me 
Quarrie of the Girls Branch, Women s Institute of East -Sirncoe; of Ellen I 
and Mrs F L Campbell, of Frances E. Willard Branch of the W.C. 1 
of W Kenneth Eastman and J. H. Dooley, of the Ottawa Canadian Plate Printers 
Union- of Geor-e B. House and Miss H. White, of the Premier Adult Bible Class of 



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St. Paul s Methodist Church, Ottawa; of A. G. Learoyd and Frederick Hayter, of 
Ottawa City Temperance Alliance; of Mrs. G. Denault and Mrs. A. F. Browne, of 
Fairmont W.C.T.U. of Ottawa; of J. E. Mavety, D.D., and J. A. York, of the Western 
Methodist Church of Ottawa; of J. W. Geddes and Keverend George R. McFaul, 
Pastor, of the French Baptist Church of Ottawa ; of William L. Best, ol the Canadian 
Legislative Board of L. F. and E. ; of Miss E. Johnston and Frank E. Bird, of the 
Young Peoples Union of Highland Park Baptist Church, Westboro, all of Ontario; 
of J. A. Lorimer, of the S. S. of Beebe Plain, Quebec; of Mrs. M. M. Spratt, of the 
S. S. of Rosemount Avenue Methodist Church, Ottawa; of K. M. Edwards and M. A. 
Macfarlane, of St. Paul s Circle of the King s Daughters, Ottawa; of Mrs. Wesley 
Kelly and Mrs. Campbell, of the Woman s Missionary Society of Oakland Methodist 
Church; of Colin Stover and Thomas Fright, of Mount Vernon S. S.; of Reverend 
W. G. Wakefield, Pastor, and Thomas Broughton, of Corbetton; of J. B. Lawrason, 
of Toronto; of John E. Whiting and Leonard B. Rowley, of the S. S. of Parkdale 
Tabernacle, 1239 Queen St. W., Toronto, all of Ontario ; of Reverend Alexander D. 
Stirling, Pastor, and W. D. Lawrence, of St. Mathew s Presbyterian Church; of Rev 
erend J. Douglas McFarlane, of Margaree (Presbyterian) ; and of Reverend W .W. Mc- 
Nairn, of St. Philip s Presbyterian Congregation of Westville, all of Nova Scotia; 
of N. R. Westcott, of the Sons of Temperance of Barton, County of Digby, Nova 
Scotia ; of Egbert R. Mott and Wilfrid M. Levingston, of Epworth League of Frank- 
ville Methodist Church ; of Mrs. A. Inch and Mrs. M. Van Sickle, of the Women s 
Institute of Mount Hamilton; of Mrs. A. E. Walker and Mrs. C. E. Hopkin, of the 
Women s Institute of Stony Creek ; of John C. Eaton, of the Epworth League of 
Carlisle; of Margaret Hanlon and Hazel I. Hannah, of Blackheath Branch of South 
Wentworth Women s Institute, all of the Province of Ontario ; of Reverend W. I. Mc 
Lean, of Hampden Presbyterian Church; of Reverend W. I. McLean, of the Bible 
Class of Hampden Presbyterian Church; of B. C. Brandon and Sh. Peppier, 
of Epworth League of the Methodist Church of Hanover; of L. B. Nicholson, 
of the S. S. of Holstein Methodist Church; of Thomas G. King, of Orillia 
Presbyterian Church ; of Paul Daoust and Joseph Guerin, of the Municipal Council 
of the Township of Martlance; of R. Owens and R. W. Butler, of the Municipal 
Council of the Township of Chisholm; of Lillian Weightman and Elsie Murday, of 
Junior League of the Methodist Church of Sturgeon Falls ; of J. M. Kemp and Helen 
W. Coombs, of the W.C.T.U. of Westboro ; of Reverend Charles H. Schutt, Pastor, and 
Frank Inrig, of Century Baptist Church of Toronto; of B. Crecine, of College St. 
Baptist Church of Toronto; of A. V. Coulter and H. Tanner, of the Y.P.C.E.S. of 
Mapleton; of Mrs. George D. Harn and Mrs. George N. Clark, of the Women s 
Institute of Walton; of Alma May and Wilfrid H. Shapton, of Epworth League of 
James St. Methodist Church of Exeter; of Mrs. A. McKibbon and Violet Carrie, of 
Strathaven Branch of Centre Grey Women s Institute; of Mrs. Jessie D. Scott and 
Mrs. George Gilkes, of Hopeville Women s Institute; of D. E. Marshall, of the Muni 
cipal Council of the Township of St. Vincent; of A. N. St. John and John S. Carr, of 
Thornbury Methodist Church; of T. R. McKenzie, of the Municipal Council of the 
Township of Artemesia; of Mrs. J. L. Phillips and Mrs. J. C. Finley, of the Women s 
Institute of Badjeros; of Andrew Robb, of the Methodist Church of Atwood; of Mary 
Stock and Carrie Hoffman, of the Women s Institute of Tavistock; of Mrs. A. S. 
Wells and Mrs. E. R. Harris, of the Woman s Missionary Society of Princeton 
Methodist Church; of A. T. Walker and F. G. Jackson, of the Municipal Council of 
the Township of East Oxford; of R. A. Webber, of the Municipal Council of the 
Township of East Zorra; of Nancy Calder, of Kintore Women s Institute of the 
North Oxford Branch; of Benjamin Shantz, of Hagey Mennonite Congregation of 
Preston; of Edwin B. Shantz, of Hagey S. S. of Preston; of Oscar Burkholder, of 
Cressman Mennonite Congregation of Breslau; of Moses H. Shantz and David Bergey, 



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of the Mennonite Church near New Dundee; of Mrs. Arthur Edwards and Mrs. G. G. 
Taylor, of the Warsaw Women s Institute; of A. Mansell Irwin, of the Methodist 
Church of Norwood; of John W. Eorabeck and Keverend J. B. McCormack, of Nor 
wood Baptist Church; of A. H. Speers, M.D., of the Methodist S. S. of Burlington; of 
Lizzie M. Wright-Orr and Frances E. Carson, of Sunshine Circle of Oakville; of Mrs. 
John Wilson and others, of Esquesing Women s Institute; of Mrs. Mary Coote and 
Mrs. Charles D. Carson, of the W.C.T.U. of Oakville; of Mrs. T. Fero and Mrs. A. 
J. Hawkins, of the W.C.T.U. of Tillsonburg; of G. A. Uren and Edna G. Currie, of 
the Methodist S. S. of West Oxford Church; of George A. Lees, of Kelvin and Nor 
wich Circuit of the Free Methodist Church; of J. A. Hogarth and George A. Lees, of 
the Board of Trade of Norwich ; of James G. Black and Charles Mead, of the Young 
Men s Bible Class of Copetown; of Mrs. D. Honing and Miss Ina Althouse, of Tapley- 
town Women s Institute; of W. H. Baird and W. J. Patterson, of the Local Option 
Association of the Township of Beverly; of Alice E. Soutar and Mrs. W. E. Mc- 
Farlane, of Freelton Branch of North Wentworth Woman s Institute; of B. F. Reinke 
and Miss T. Whaley, of the Methodist S. S. of Ancaster; of Mrs. Margaret George 
and Jessie E. Henderson, of the Women s Institute of Rockton; of H. L. Merner and 
Ephraim MacPherson, of Copeland Methodist Church; of Leslie Aitken, of Winder- 
mere Methodist Church; of F. J. Forsythe and H. Forsythe, of the I.O.F. of Seven 
Bridge; of Emma Abbey, Presdt., and Mrs. Flora Y. Fawcett, of the Women s 
Institute of Gravenhurst, South Muskoka Branch; of Mrs. F. Forge and Eebecca 
Kilburn, of the Women s Institute of Windermere; of Kathlyn Kennedy and others, 
of Epworth League of the Methodist Church of Gravenhurst; of Mrs. J. Bernard and 
Mrs. J. H. Hickling, of the Women s Institute of Yearley Branch; of Mary Bastedo 
and Margaret Henderson, of the Women s Institute of Baysville Branch; of Eeverend 
Datus Crowder, of the Free Methodist Church of Gravenhurst ; of Clara E. Broughton 
and Grace Morrison, of Knox Young People s Society of Gravenhurst, all of the 
Province of Ontario; of Eeverend J. H. Kirk, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church of 
East Eiver, St. Mary s; of A. W. Thomson, of Knox Presbyterian Church of Pictou; 
of Eeverend D. A. Frame, of Carmel Presbyterian Church, Westville; of Reverend W. 
F. Partridge, of East Eiver United Congregation of Pictou Presbytery; of Reverend 
C. J. Maclnnes and J. W. Ross, of the Presbyterian Congregation of West Branch 
River John; of Reverend William E. Tratt, of Leicester East and West Methodist 
Church of Canada; of Reverend C. W. Rose and W. S. Porteous, of the First Baptist 
Church of Amherst ; of Reverend Percy R. Hayden and S. A. Merchant, of the United 
Baptist Church of Oxford; of Reverend B. J. Porter, of Grace Methodist Church of 
Parrsboro, all of the Province of Nova Scotia; of Josephine Nichol, of West End 
W.C.T.U. of Regina, Saskatchewan ; of Mrs. John N. Chute and L. G. Robbing, of the 
W.C.T.U. of Berwick; of Eeverend C. A. Munro, Pastor, and William M. Munro, of 
the Methodist Church of Pictou ; of Eeverend E. A. Kirker, of St. Andrew s Presby 
terian Congregation of Pictou ; of J. W. McLean and A. A. McLeod, of First Presby 
terian Church of Trenton; of W. W. McNairn, of the Presbytery of Pictou, of Anti- 
gonish, Pictou and Guysborough Counties, all of Nova Scotia; of Eeverend William 
H. Wrigleton, Pastor of Park Baptist Church of Brantford; of Mrs. Lyman Stover 
and Mrs. Le G. Corless, of the Ladies Aid of Mount Vernon Methodist Church; of 
Mae McCutcheon and Ntfrah M. Ilowson, of Scotland Branch of South Brant Women s 
Institute; of William F. Widdess and Eeverend A. J. G. Carscaddin, of the Methodist 
Church of Ebenezer; of J. L. Buchan and J. H. Cook, of Sarnia Board of Trade; of 
Mrs. Thomas Leckie and Mrs. Hannah Kerr, of Lucasville Branch of the West Lamb- 
ton Women s Institute; of Duncan McLauchlan and Reverend William Bilton, 
Pastor of Strathaven Baptist Members of Grey County ; of Alice Ward and Mrs. John 
Wilson, of the Women s Institute of Walter s Falls; of John Johnston and George 
Athey, of the Municipal Council of the Township of Keppel; of W. J. Shortill, of 



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the Methodist S. S. of Markdale; of W. F. May, of Mitchell Methodist Church; of 
Norman Morrison and V. Eoger, of the Y.P.S. of Christian Endeavour of Motherwell; 
of Eeverend W. G. Bradford, Pastor, and Eugene Hagerman, of Mallorytown Methodist 
Church; of David Still, of Glen Cross Sabbath School; and of Donald Mclloride and 
K. E. Watson, of Varney Grange, all of the Province of Ontario ; severally praying for 
the passing, as a war measure, of an Act prohibiting the manufacture and importation 
into the Dominion of Canada, of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes; also, the 
sending, carrying, delivering or receiving of any such liquors in any province or area 
in which the sale of such liquors for beverage purposes is prohibited. 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That the fees paid upon the Bill V, " An Act to incorporate The Canadian 
Council of the Girl Guides Association," be refunded, less the cost of printing and 
translation, as recommended by the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private 
Bills. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill A2, " An Act respecting The Empire 
Life Insurance Company of Canada," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

Pursuant to -the Order of the Day, the Bill N, " An Act respecting The Western 
Life Assurance Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Twentieth Eeport of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred 
the Petition of John 1ST. Salter, together with the evidence taken before the said Com 
mittee. 

The said Eeport was, 011 division, adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Twenty-first Eeport of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred 
the Petition of Eosilla Lamb, together with the evidence taken before the said Com 
mittee. 

The said Eeport was, on division, adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 47, " An Act to facilitate certain 
financial arrangements between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great 
Britain and Ireland and the Canadian Pacific Eailway Company, and for other pur 
poses," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 48, " An Act respecting The British 
Columbia and White Eiver Eailway Company," was read a second time, and 

Eeferred to the Standing Committee on Eailways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 



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Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 55, " An Act to amend the Penny 
Bank Act," -was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 57, " An Act to amend The Business 
Profits War Tax Act, 1916," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 66, " An Act to amend the Judges 
Act," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 69, " An Act to repeal The Ocean 
Telegraph Act," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill M2, " An Act to incorporate The Mani 
toba and Ontario Railway Company," was read a second time, and 

Eeferred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Amendments made by the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce to the 
Bill R, "An Act respecting The Security Life Insurance Company." 

The said Amendments were agreed to. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Beaubien presented to the Senate a Bill N2, intituled : " An 
Act respecting The Montreal Central Terminal Company." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Tuesday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by tneir Clerk with a Bill 
42, intituled : " An Act to amend the Chinese Immigration Act," to which they desire 
the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and - 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Tuesday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
68, intituled : " An Act to amend the Civil Service Act," to which they desire the 
concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Tuesday next. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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15th June 



1917 



Friday, June 15th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 
Beith, 
Belcourt, 
Bostock, 
Bo well 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Oasgrain, 
Choquette, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 

PRAYERS. 



Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Donnelly, 
Douglas, 
Edwards, 
Farrell, 
Girroir, 
King, 
Laird, 
Landry, 
La Riviere, 
Lavergne, 
Legris, 
Lougheed 
(Sir James), 



Lynch-Staunton, 

McCall, 

McHugh, 

McLaren, 

McLean, 

McLennan, 

McSweeney, 

Milne, 

Montplaisir, 

Murphy, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Prince, 

Prowse, 



Ratz, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Middleton), 
Sharp e, 
Smith, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Thibaudearu, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
Watson, 
Teo. 



The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 
Extract from Order in Council So. P.C. 1397, dated May 21, 1917: Rules and 
Regulations to apply to persons who are employed i n or who are in or in the vicinity 
of any store, wharf, etc., in or upon which any ammunition, etc., is handled. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 431.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 



The Honourable Mr. Boyer, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous 
Private Bills, to whom was referred the Bill C2, " An Act to incorporate The Imperial 
Order Daughters of the Empire and the Children of the Empire (Junior Branch)," 
reported that they had gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the 
same with several amendments, which he was ready to submit whenever the Senate 
would be pleased to receive them. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

Page 2, line 38. Strike out from " subject " to " shall " in line 40. 

Page 3, line 46. Strike out from " subjects " to the end of clause 5. 

Page 4, line 3. Strike out " change the situation of " and insert " remove." 

Page 4, line 4. Strike out from " Canada " to the end of clause 6. 

Page 5, line 36. Strike out " property and." 

Page 6, line 32. For clause 16 substitute the following: 



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" 16. The Order may, subject to provincial laws, acquire by devise, bequest, gift, 
purchase or lease, such property, real or personal, movable or immovable, as is required 
for the actual use and occupation of the Order, or for carrying out the objects of the 
Order, and may hold, sell, lease or otherwise dispose of such property." 

Page 6, line 40. Strike out clause 17. 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day, for con 
sideration on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Boyer, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous 
Private Bills, to whom was referred the Bill T, " An Act to authorize the issue of a 
patent to James Wallace Tygard," reported that they had gone through the said Bill, 
and had directed him to report the same with an Amendment, which he was ready to 
submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to receive it. 

The said Amendment was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

Page 1, line 27. Strike out from " be " to " within " in line 29, and insert " of as 
full force and effect as if applied for." 

Ordered, That the sai d Amendment be placed on the Orders of the Day, for con 
sideration on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Boycr, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous 
Private Bills, to whom was referred the Bill E2, " An Act to incorporate Dominion 
Good Eoads Association," reported that they had gone through the said Bill, and had 
directed him to report the same with several Amendments, which he was ready to 
submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to receive them. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

Page 2, line 29. Strike out " provincial." 

Page 4, line 26. Strike out from " powers " to " as " in line 27. 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day, for con 
sideration on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill E, " An Act to incorporate The 
Kenora and English River Railway Company," reported that they had gone through 
the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same with several Amendments, which 
he was ready to submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to receive them. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

Page 1, line 17. For " one " substitute " two." 

Page 2, lines 3 and 4 Strike out "Transcontinental Railway" and insert 
" Canadian Pacific Railway near Dryden." 

Page 2, line 4. After " Ontario " insert " thence northerly to a point on the 
Transcontinental Railway." 

Page 2, line 11. For " fifty " substitute " forty." 

Page 4, line 21. After " Company " insert " The Manitoba and Ontario Railway 
Company." 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day, for con 
sideration on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill D, " An Act concerning the pay 
ment of salaries or wages of employees of railway companies," reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same with several 
Amendments which he was ready to submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to 
receive them. 



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The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows: 
Page 1, line 10. Strike out " once in each two weeks " and insert " semi-monthly." 
Page 1, line 11. After clause 1 add the following as clause 2 : 
"2. This Act shall come into force upon such day as is appointed by proclamation 
by the Governor in Council." 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day, for con 
sideration on Wednesday next. 

On motion of the Honourable Mr. Bostock, it was. 

Ordered, That an Order of the Senate do issue for a return made to an Order of 
the House of Commons of the 7th February, 1916, for a copy of all correspondence 
and reports on the claims of sealers of British Columbia under the last treaty with 
the American Eepublic and all papers connected therewith. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill R, " An Act respecting The Security 
Life Insurance Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 
Return to an Order of the Senate, dated the 7th Instant, for: 
Copies of all correspondence, memoranda or other documents received by or sent 
by the Right Honourable the Prime Minister and the Honourable the Minister of 
Trade and Commerce, concerning a project to advertise Canadian products by the 
organization of an exhibition train of sample goods in France. 

(Vide Sessioiial Papers, 1917, No. 205.) 

Extracts from the Minutes of Proceedings of the Imperial War Conference, 1917, 
and Papers laid before the Conference. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. l$a.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

By unanimous consent, 

The Senate adjourned until Tuesday next at eight o clock in the evening. 



8 George V 



19th June 



2J3 



Tuesday, June 19th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Beitb, 

Belcourt, 

Bostook, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Oasgrain, 
Choquette, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 

PRAYERS. 



David, 

Dennis, 

D essaulles 1 , 

De Veber, 

Donnelly, 

Douglas, 

Edwards, 

Farrell, 

Girroir, 

Gordon, 

King, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Legris, 



Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Lynch-Staunton, 
Mason 

(Brig.-Gen l), 
McCall, 
McHugh, 
McLennan, 
McSweeney, 
Milne, 
Montplaisir, 
Nicholls, 
Poirier, 
Power, 



Ratz, 

Robertson, 
Roche, 
Ross 

(Middleton), 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table : 

By the Honourable Mr. Ratz : 
Five Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Daniel : 
One Petition praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor : 

Thirteen Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition; and 
One Petition praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code; and 

By the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell: 
Two Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The Honourable Mr. Ross (Middleton), from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Twenty-second Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

THURSDAY, June 14, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Twenty-second 
Report, as follows: 

In the matter of the Petition of Johnston Alexander Abraham, of the Township 
of Wiarton, Ontario, Merchant; praying for the passing of an Act to dissolve his mar 
riage with Mary C. Abraham, of the City of Toronto, Ontario, and for such further 
and other relief as to the Senate may seem meet. 



214 19th June 1917 



1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Kules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice, and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the peti 
tion and have taken evidence upon oath touching the right of the Petitioner to the 
relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that the prayer of the petition be not granted on 
the ground that the adultery proved to have been committed by the Respondent has 
been condoned by the Petitioner. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

W. B. ROSS, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion on Thursday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Robertson presented to the Senate a Bill 02, intituled : " An 
Act for the relief of Rozilla Lamb." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate : 

Copy letter of the Honourable E. L. Patenaude, M.P., resigning his position as 

Secretary of State for Canada, and of the letter of the Right Honourable Sir Robert 

L. Borden, Prime Minister, in reply. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 9117, No. 206.) 

Order in Council, P.C. No. 1460, dated June 16, 1917, respecting the appointment 
of an officer to be known as Food Controller for Canada. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 9117, No. 192a.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk to return the 
following Bills : 

F, " An Act for the relief of Delbert Ralph O Neil." 

G, " An Act for the relief of Edward Austin Barnwell." 

J, " An Act for the relief of Charles Frederick Reuben Jones." 

L, " An Act for the relief of John Bassnett Parker." 

M, " An Act for the relief of Amy Beatrice Mathews Hilton." 

W, " An Act for the relief of Colin Darrach Poole." 

Y, " An Act for the relief of Thomas Edwin Jory." 

Z, " An Act for the relief of Florence Evaline Snyder Lockwood." 

And to acquaint the Senate that they have passed the said Bills, without any 
amendment. 



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A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, in the 
following words : 

HOUSE OF COMMONS, 

FRIDAY, June 15, 1917. 

Eesolved, That a Message be sent to the Senate to return to that House the 
evidence, etc., taken before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to whom 
were referred the Petitions on which the following Bills were founded: 

Bill No. 51 (letter F of the Senate), intituled: " An Act for the relief of Delbert 
Ealph O Neil." 

Bill No. 52 (Letter G of the Senate) intituled : " An Act for the relief of Edward 
Austin Barnwell." 

Bill No. 61 (Letter J of the Senate), intituled: " An Act for the relief of Charles 
Frederick Reuben Jones." 

Bill No. 63 (Letter L of the Senate), intituled: " An Act for the relief of John 
Bassnett Parker." 

Bill No. 64 (Letter M of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of Amy 
Beatrice Mathews Hilton." 

Bill No. 70 (Letter W of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of Colin 
Darrach Poole." 

Bill No. 71 (Letter Y of the Senate), intituled: " An Act for the relief of Thomas 
Edwin Jory." 

Bill No. 72 (Letter Z of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of Florence 
Evaline Snyder Lockwood." 

Ordered, That the Clerk of the House do carry the said Message to the Senate. 
Attest. 

THOS. B. FLINT, 

Clerk of the House. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, to return the 
Bill 10, " An Act to incorporate The Grand Lodge of the Canadian Association of 
Stationary Engineers of the Dominion of Canada." 

And to acquaint the Senate that they have agreed to the Amendments made by 
the Senate to the said Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 47, "An Act to facilitate certain 
financial arrangements between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great 
Britain and Ireland and the Canadian Pacific Railway Company, and for other pur 



poses." 



(In tlie Committee.) 



After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Landry, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 55, " An Act to amend the Penny Bank 
Act." 

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216 19th June 1917 



(In the Committee.) 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Head 
ing to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 57, " An Act to amend The Business 
Profits War Tax Act, 1916." 

(In the Committee.) 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Daniel, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Bead 
ing to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 66, " An Act to amend the Judges Act." 

(In the Committee.) 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
taken the said Bill into consideration, made some progress therein, and asked leave to 
sit again. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for further con 
sideration in a Committee of the Whole on Thursday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 69, " An Act to repeal The Ocean Tele 
graph Act." 

(In the Committee.) 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Gordon, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Head 
ing to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill N2, " An Act respecting The Montreal 
Central Terminal Company," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 42, " An Act to amend the Chinese 
Immigration Act," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole to-morrow. 



8 George V 19th June 217 



Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 68, " An Act to amend the Civil Service 
Act," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Amendment made by the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills- to 
Bill C2, " An Act to incorporate The Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire and The 
Children of the Empire (Junior Branch)." 

The said Amendment was agreed to. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Amendments made by the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills 
to Bill T, " An Act to authorize the issue of a patent to James Wallace Tygard." 

The said Amendments were agreed to. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Amendments made by the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills 
to Bill E2, " An Act to incorporate Dominion Good Roads Association." 

The said Amendments were agreed to. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Amendments made by the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and 
Harbours to Bill E, " An Act to incorporate The Kenora and English River Railway 
Company." 

The said Amendments were agreed to. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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20th June 



1917 



Wednesday, June 20th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUO, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 
Beique, 
Beith, 
Bostock, 
Bo well 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Choquette, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 

PRAYERS. 



Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Donnelly, 
Edwards, 
Farrell, 
Girroir, 
Gordon, 
King, 
Landry, 
La Riviere, 
Legris, 
Lougheed 
(Sir James), 



Lynch- S taunton, 
M ason 

(Brig.-Gen l), 
McCall, 
McHugh, 
McLaren, 
McLennan, 
McSweeney, 
Milne, 
Montplaisir, 
JSTicholls, 
Poirier, 
Pope, 
Power, 



Prince, 

Ratz, 

Robertson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Middleton), 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. Ratz : 
Six Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor: 
Four Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. McHugh: 
Three Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Edwards: 
One Pettion praying for War Time Prohibition; and 

By the Honourable Mr. Gordon : 
Nine Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The Honourable Mr. Tessier, from the Standing Committee on Standing Orders, 
presented their Eleventh Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Standing Orders have the honour to make their 
Eleventh Report, as follows: 

Your Committee have examined the following petition and find the Rules com 
plied with in the case : 



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Of Douglas K. Ridout, and others, of the City of Toronto and elsewhere; praying 
for an Act of incorporation under the name of " The North American Accident Insur 
ance Company." 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

JULES TESSIER, 

Chairman. 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Honourable Mr. Power, for the Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the Stand 
ing Committee on Banking and Commerce, to whom was referred the Bill S, " An 
Act respecting The Canada Preferred Insurance Company," reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Power, for the Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the Stand 
ing Committee on Banking and Commerce, to whom was referred the Bill J2, " An Act 
respecting The Western Canada Accident and Guarantee Insurance Company," reported 
that they had gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same 
to the Senate, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That -the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Power, for the Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the Stand 
ing Committee on Banking and Commerce, to whom was referred the Bill Q, " An Act 
respecting The Vancouver Life Insurance Company," reported that they had gone 
through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same with several Amend 
ments, which he was ready to submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to receive 
them. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

Page 1, line 10. After " 1914 " insert " and." 

Page 1, line 11. Strike out from " 1915 " to " the " in line 12. 

Page 1, line 26. Add the following as clause 3. 

3. Section 4 of chapter 164 of the statutes of 1912 is amended by striking out the 
words " five hundred " and substituting in lieu thereof the words " two hundred and 
fifty." 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day for con 
sideration to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Nicholls presented to the Senate a Bill P2, intituled : " An 
Act to incorporate The North American Accident Insurance Company." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 47, " An Act to facilitate certain 
financial arrangements between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great 
Britain and Ireland and the Canadan Pacific Railway Company, and for other pur 
poses," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 



220 20th June 1917 



Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 55, " An Act to amend the Penny 
Bank Act," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Heading of the Bill 57, " An Act 
to amend The Business Profits War Tax Act, 3916," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 69, " An Act to repeal The Ocean Tele 
graph Act," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 02, "An Act to incorporate The 
Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire and The Children of the Empire (Junior 
Branch)," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill T, " An Act to authorize the issue of 
a patent to James Wallace Tygard," was read a third time. 

The question was, put whether this Bill shall pass. 
Tt was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day the Bill E2, " An Act to incorporate Dominion 
Good Roads Associaton," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

With leave of the Senate, 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That the fee paid on the Bill E2, intituled : " An Act to incorporate 
Dominion Good Roads Association," be refunded, less the cost of printing and trans 
lation. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill E, "An. Act to incorporate The Kenora 
and English River Railway Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 



8 George V 20th June 221 



IThe Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill C, " An Act 
to limit the Appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to the 18th of July next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill P, " An Act 
to incorporate The Army and Navy Veterans in Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Wednesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill U, " An Act 
to incorporate The Great War Veterans Association of Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Wednesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill 18, " An Act 
to amend The Railway Act." 

It was moved, That the said Bill be now read a second time. 

After debate, it was 

Ordered, That further debate on the said Motion be adjourned to Thursday, the 
28th Instant, 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Amendments made by the -Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Har 
bours to the Bill D, "An Act concerning the payment of salaries or wages of employees 
of railway companies." 

The said Amendments were agreed to. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 42, " An Act to amend the Chinese 
Immigration Act." 

(In the Committee.) 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Beaubien, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 68, " An Act to amend the Civil Service 
Act." 

(In the Committee.) 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Taylor, from the said Committee, reported that they iiaJ 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same tc the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 



222 20th June 1917 



The Order of the Day being read for resuming the adjourned Debate on the 
motion : 

That in the opinion of this Honourable House, it is expedient to appoint a Com 
mittee to inquire into and report upon the best method or methods of conserving and 
increasing our domestic and overseas trade, etc. (Vide page 152), it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow, and that it then be the 
first Order of the Day after Third Headings of Bills. 

With leave of the Senate, 

Ordered, That the fee paid on the Bill C2, " An Act to incorporate The Imperial 
Order Daughters of the Empire and The Children of the Empire (Junior Branch)" be 
refunded, less the cost of printing and translation. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate a Bill Q2, intituled: 
" An Act to amend The Companies Act." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day fq>r a Second Eeading on 
Friday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Taylor presented to the Senate a Bill E2, intituled : " An 
Act for the relief of John N. Salter." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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21st June 



223 



Thursday, June 21st, 1917. 

The Members convened were : 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Beith, 

Belcourt, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bo well 

(Sir Mackenzie), 

Boyer, 

Casgrain, 

Choquette, 

Oloran, 

Crosby, 

Dandurand, 

Daniel, 

PRAYERS. 



David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Donnelly, 
Douglas, 
Edwards, 
Farrell, 
Girroir, 
King, 
Landry, 
La Riviere, 
Legris, 
Lougheed 
(Sir James), 



Lynch-Staunton, 

McC all, 

MeHugh, 

McLaren, 

McLennan, 

MeSweeney, 

Milne, 

Mitchell, 

Montplaisir, 

Nicholls, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Prince, 

Ratz, 



Richardson, 
Robertson, 
Roche, 
Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



The following Petition was brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell : 
A Petition praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of W. Rupert Weare and others, of Vandura and other places, Saskatchewan; of 
L. A. Chamberlain and others, of Kelvin and other places; of Mrs. M. Pippy and 
others, of Toronto and other places; of Arthur J. Patstone and others, of Doaktown 
and other places, New Brunswick; of Mrs. E. Graves and others, of Red Deer, Alberta; 
of Mrs. W. J. Scott and others, of Victoria, British Columbia; of James Cross and 
others, of Campbellford and other places, Ontario; of R. J. C. Atkinson and others, 
of Coultervale and other places, Manitoba; of Minnie A. Atkinson and others, of 
Roseneath and other places; of Mrs. J. S. Williamson and others, of Chesley and other 
places; of G. A. Newton and others, of Lucknow; of Miss Delia Massey and others, 
of Warkworth and other places, all of Ontario ; and of W. R. Robinson and others, of 
Cartwright and other places, Manitoba ; of Rhoda E. Hellerman and others, of Water- 
ford and other places, Ontario; of Mrs. L. H. Crandall and others, of Bear River, 
Nova Scotia; of William C. Peacock and others, of Bayfield and other places, New 
Brunswick; of Mrs. D. Matheson and others, of Chapleau and other places, Ontario; 
severally praying for certain amendments of the Criminal Code of Canada, respecting 
the legal protection of girls up to the age of 21 years, and for other purposes. 

Of Mrs. John Gibson, of the W.C.T.U. of Gananoque; of Reverend J. N. Beckstedt 
and others, of the Congregations of Fairfax and Sand Bay; of Reverend Hugh Me- 



224 21st June 1917 



Lean, of the Presbyterian Congregation of Matawatchan; of Reverend George W. 
Mylne, of the Presbyterian Church of Eganville; of Mrs. A. H. Johnston and Mrs. 
James A. Hamilton, of Glasgow Station Branch of Women s Institute; of Reverend 
H. Williams, Pastor, of the Congregations of Grand Bend, Boston, and Shipka, of the 
Grand Bend Methodist Circuit; of Guy D. Martin, Mayor, and Russell Barn, Clerk, 
of the Municipal Council of the Town of Cache Bay; of Mrs. Edi th Stewart, of 
Cochrane Women s Institute; of Hattie A. Stevens, of the W.C.T.U. of Ontario; of 
J. W. Witmer and S. E. Schrnitt, of Latschar Mennonite S. S. of Mannheim; of Noah 
S. Hunsberger and Noah Stauffer, of the Mennonite Church of Waterloo; of Moses 
Hunsberger and Menno S. Weber, of the Mennonite S. S. of Waterloo; of A. S. Cress- 
man and Urias Snider, of Weber s S. S. of Waterloo Township; of John J. Cawell 
and Reverend Andrew Galley, of the Congregation of Malakoff Methodist Church; of 
John E. Hammond, of the Citizens Temperance League of Meaford; of 
Mrs. A. E. Myles and W. T. Ellis, of the Women s Institute of 
Kimberley; of Mrs. G. W. Aylsworth, of the W.C.T.U. of Collingwood, 
all of the Province of Ontario; of W. W. McNairn, of the Presbytery 
of Pictou, of the Counties of Antigonish, Pictou and Guysborough; of E. 
O. Fulton, of Brunswick St. Methodist Church of Truro ; of Reverend E. E. Locke 
and Mrs. Harvey Marsh, of the Baptist Congregation of Bass River; of A. D. Archi 
bald and J. Smith Grant, of Prince St. Church of Pictou ; of Reverend D. MoD. Clarke, 
of the Congregations of Linden and Northport; of Reverend C. Ross, of St. Paul s 
Presbyterian Church of Amherst; of Reverend G. W. F. Glendenning, Pastor, and 
James B. Torey, of the Methodist Church of New Glasgow ; of Reverend E. H. Ram 
say, Pastor, of the First Presbyterian Church of New Glasgow, all of Nova Scotia; 
of Priscilla Arnold and E. G. Enner, of the W.C.T.U. of Lewvan; of Ida C. Eley, of 
the W.C.T.U. of Bladworth ; of F. B. Davis and A. E. Baker, of Leslie Grain Growers 
Association ; of Reverend Harry Joyce and others, of the Knox Presbyterian Church 
of Davidson; of Elizabeth Harris, of the W.C.T.U. of Froude; of H. B. Emurson and 
P. A. Howe, of Leslie Rural Telephone Company; of Mrs. Evelyn Stanley and Mrs. 
Lydia Awde, of the W.C.T.U. of Heward; of E, A. Davis and E. 0. Chappell, of the 
Methodist Congregations of Oxbon and Palestine; of M. A. Withers and A. G. Peet, 
of Melville Branch of the W.C.T.U.; of Mrs. R. Sweet and others, of Ellerlie Home 
Makers of Dilke; of Reverend E. William Hall, of the United Congregations of the 
Churches of Pleasant Valley, Silver Park and Willow Dale; of Reverend W. J. Stewart, 
Pastor, and T. Ritson, of Grace Presbyterian Church of Dilke; of Mrs. J. A. Stouffer 
and others, of the Women s Grain Growers Association of Dilke; of E. William Hall 
and James M. Austin, of Willowdale School District; of Joseph Knox, of Dilke 
Branch of the Red Cross Society; of Minnie Rowand and Eleonor Retson, of the 
Ladies Aid of Grace Presbyterian Church of Dilke ^ of Reverend J. G. Morrison and 
others, of- Moffat; of Reverend J. R. Elsom, of Black Heath Society of the Free 
Methodist Church, all of Saskatchewan ; of Elizabeth A. Rix and Elsie Coates, of 
Epworth League of Crown Hill; of C. H. Denton, Mayor, of the Town of Tillsonburg; 
of George Harrison and George Harris, of Salford Methodist S. S.; of George A. 
Bainborough, of the Methodist Congregation of Palgrave; of Mrs. Robert Robertson 
and Mrs. W. J. Campbell, of the Women s Institute of Shanty Bay; of Mrs. Mabel 
Rawson and, Miss Annie Hedges, of the Ladies Adult Bible Class of Zion Methodist 
Church of Madden Circuit; of Mrs. A. H. Meston and Mrs. J. E. Hutchinsoii, of the 
W.C.T.U. of Essex; of Reverend A. W. Shepherd and F. Mettum, of Knox Church 
of Leamington; of Mary M. Tait and others, of the Baptist S. S. of Salford; of S. 
W. Cornell and H. W. Eggman, of Norwich Council No. 32, of the Royal Templars 
of Temperance; of Marie Williams, of Alford and Park Road Women s Institute of 
North Brant; of Mrs. E. A. Burgis and Mrs. A. D. Muir, of the Women s Institute 
of Burford; of Reverend W. J. Brandon, Pastor, and H. R. Nixon, of St. George 



8 George V 21st June 225 



Methodist Church ; of Mrs. Ratcliffe and Mrs. L. L. Guy, of the Women s Institute 

of Columbus; of E. Richardson and A. Cronk, of Swastika Club of Pickering; of W. 

Ratcliffe and others, of the Presbyterian S. S. of Columbus; of Reverend H. W. Foley, 

Pastor, and W. J. Taylor, of Brooklin Methodist Church; of W. H. Westney and A. 

J. Allison, of United Farmers of Pickering; of Gladys Brodie and others, of the 

"Daughter-? of the King" of St. Andrew s >S. S. of Pickering; of Lovella Avery and 

William Killington, of Epworth League of Raglan; of Mrs. S. Farmer and others, of 

the W.C.T.TJ. of Port Perry; of Merton Palmer, of Epworth League of the Methodist 

Church of Whitby; of William V. Richardson, of the Society of Friends of Pickering; 

of Sarah J. Madden and Miss Mary Hiscox, of the W.C.T.TJ. of Prince Albert; of 

Reverend H. Berry, Pastor, and Isaac Downey, of the Methodist Congregations 

of Minesing Circuit; and of J. B. Lyle, of Smiths Falls, all of Ontario; 

of Jabez Lea and E. Boswell, of the Methodist Church of Victoria; of T. H. 

Smith and John Howatt, of the Methodist Church of Tryon ; of Frederick M. Ince and 

others, of the Methodist Church of Desable, all of Prince Edward Island ; of Reverend 

Allister Murray, of the Presbyterian Congregation of Middle River, Cape Breton; of 

Reverend William J. W. Swetnam, Pastor of Kaye St. Methodist Church of Halifax; 

of Reverend James Neilson, Pastor, and Ralph McPherson, of the Baptist Church of 

N. E. Margaree; of Reverend H. Y, Payzant, Pastor, and Seth W. Crowell, of United 

Baptist Church of Yarmouth (North) ; of Reverend A. W. Dycer, of the Methodist 

Congregation of Glace Bay, Cape Breton ; of Reverend W. II. Jenkins, Pastor of the 

United Baptist Church of South Ohio; of Reverend D. K. Ross, of Sunny Brae and 

St. Paul s, Pictou; of Reverend A. T. Macdonald and William McDonald, of the 

Presbyterian Congregation of Saltsprings; of Reverend A. L. Powell and Reverend 

W. B. Bezanson, of the United Baptist Church of Yarmouth County; of Reverend J. 

W. McConnell, Pastor of Trinity Methodist Church of Amherst; of Reverend A. M. 

MacLeod, of Knox Presbyterian Church of Glace Bay; of Reverend J. A. Smith, of the 

Methodist Church of Berwick ; of Reverend Hamilton Wigle, of Charles St. Methodist 

Church of Halifax; of Reverend W. M. Gillespie, of the Presbyterian Church (St. 

James) Great Village ; of Reverend Alfred Thorpe, Pastor, and Leander Evely, of the 

Methodist Church of New Aberdeen, C.B.; of F. H. MacPhie and L. D, Murray, of 

St. James Presbyterian Congregation of Antigonish ; of D. N. Manthom and others, 

of the Port Medway United Baptist Church; of Reverend F. J. Pentelow and W. N. 

Grant, of the Methodist Congregations of Wallace, Malagash and Richmond; of 

Reverend James Fraser, Pastor, and N. Robertson, of St. Luke s Presbyterian Church 

of Dominion No. 6, C.B, ; of Reverend E. H. Ramsay, of the First Presbyterian 

Church of New Glasgow; of Reverend L. H. Crandall, Pastor, and W. W. Clarke, of 

Bear River Baptist Church; of Reverend J. W. O Brien, of the Bear River Methodist 

Church; of Reverend O. P. Brown and Lindley Sproule, of Clements Baptist Church 

of Clementsvale; of Reverend Robert B. Layton, of St. Paul s Presbyterian Church 

of Kentville; of Reverend J..H. Markham, Pastor of the Baptist Congregations of 

Port Wade, Victoria Beach and Goat Island; of Reverend W. H. Spencer and C. R. 

Calkin, of the Presbyterian Congregations of Waterville and Lakeville; of Reverend 

P. C. Reed, Pastor of the United Baptist Congregation of Hantsford; of Lewis K. 

Paygart, of King St. Baptist Church of Dartmouth; of E. L. Collins, of the Methodist 

Congregation of Wolfville; of Reverend W. B. Bezanson, Pastor, and B. R. Hilton, 

of the Temple United Baptist Church of Yarmouth; of D. G. Craig and G. C. Wain, 

of the Municipal Council of the Township of Amebal; of Reverend Hugh M. Upham, 

of the Presbyterian Church of Shubenacadie ; of J. Horace McClair, of Hillsvale 

Division of the Sons of Temperance; of David A. Purdy, of Sea View Division of the 

Sons of Temperance; of Reverend William A. Whidden, of Chalmer s Presbyterian 

Church, Dominion, C.B., all of Nova Scotia; of Reverend John T. Stapleton, of Pike 

Bay S. >S. ; of Mrs. Adam Aiken, of Allenford Branch of Woman s Institute of West 



226 21st June 1917 



Bruce; of Mrs. F. G. Farrow and Mrs. C. W. Rourke, of the Women s Institute of 
Park Head ; of Frances Barron and Margaret A. Cooper, of the Woman s Institute of 
South Macaulay Branch; of Reverend H. V. Ellison, Pastor, and others, of the Con 
gregations (Methodist) of Ardtrea Zion Churches, Severn Bridge Circuit; of Mrs. 
H. Cairns and Mrs. De Forest, of the Women s Institute of Ravenscliffe ; of Mrs. H. 
Young and Mrs. W. Gifford Holinshead, of Brunei Branch of the Women s Institute; 
of Leah Blackwell and Isabel Keown, of the Women s Institute of Dwight; of Mrs. 
F. M. Holliday and Mrs. Uriah Jones, of the Women s Institute of Brooklin ; of R. A. 
Wadge and Mrs. G. W. Davy, of Oshawa Division No. 36 of the Sons of Temperance; 
of Emma Lewis and Laura Mullett, of the Missionary Society of the Friends of Pick 
ering; of Reverend H. Wood and Frederick Farmer, of the Baptist Church of Clare- 
mont; of A. E. Trimble, of Greenwood Methodist Church; of Walter S. Stevenson, of 
Brougham Methodist Church; of William Thorn and others, of the Presbyterian S. S. 
of Dunbarton ; of Frederick T. Rowe, of the Township of Whitby ; of W. E. Redman, 
of Kinsale Methodist Church; of Marion D. Cronk and Marianne Richardson, of 
Pickering Branch of South Ontario Women s Institute ; of Clarkson Rogers and Smith 
Clark, of Friend s Church of Pickering; of Herbert Harris and Samuel McTaggart, 
of Liberty Grange Branch of Ontario Farmer s Co-operative Company; of Mrs. J. 
Stephenson and Mrs. L. D. Banks, of the Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Church 
of Pickering; of John Stone and W. F. Dobson, of the Municipal Council of the 
Township of Reach; of Lillian Rowe, of Almonds Epworth League Society, Whitby; 
of C. A. Goodf ellow, of the Town of Whitby ; of A. L. Webster and Reverend Samuel 
Quinn, of the Methodist Church of Rutherford Circuit; of Mrs. Judson Pugh, of the 
Women s Institute of Whitevale and Green River ; of Reverend J. C. Speer, Pastor of 
North Parkdale Methodist Church, Toronto; of Phoebe A. Forfar and Mrs. N. E. 
Gray, of Gorden Branch of the W.C.T.U., Toronto ; of Miss Goulding, of Queen St. 
Methodist S. S., Toronto; of D. Smith and L. E. Jackson, of Parkdale Presbyterian 
Church Choir of Toronto; of J. E. Depew and Samuel Rice, of White River; of J. 
Miller and P. J. Dow, of Jack Fish; of Laura Parrott and Annie Proudlock, of the 
W. C.T.IT, of Kenora ; of Reverend R. 0. Armstrong, Pastor, and D. B. Nighowunder, 
of Zion Methodist Church, Kenora; of Mrs. Charles E. Hill, of O Connor Branch of 
Ontario Women s Institute; of D. A. McQuanie and C. Campbell, of the Municipal 
Council of Atwood ; of Mrs. George A. Locking and Mrs. J. L. Locking, of the Women s 
Institute of Emo ; of Mrs. Herbert Hazelwood, of Mattawa Branch of Ontario Women s 
Institute; of Mrs. M. J. Peters: an( J M rs . J. T. Weebourn, of the Women s Institute of 
TTno Park ; of Reverend Thomas Constable, of the Methodist Church of Murillo ; of 
Robert McCrae, of St. Paul s Presbyterian Church of Port Arthur Christian Endeavour 
Society; of Mrs. S. A. Monteith and Mrs. Joseph Stevenson, of Slate River Branch of 
Thunder Bay District Women s Institute; of G. A. Cole and M. J. Lamke, of Fort 
William Branch of the Women s Institute; of Mrs. Alexander MacDonald and Louise 
Herrman, of Big Fork Branch of the Women s Institute; of Mrs. A. Lauzon and 
Mrs. J. F. Moore, of the Women s Institute of Pine Wood; of H. Cornish and W. J. 
Craig, of the Municipal Council of Keewatin; of H. J. Hoover and Ira N. Gerry, of 
,Fort William S. S. Association ; of M. H. Livingston and M. McBean, of the Red 
Cross Workers of Forest; of Daniel Elnor, of the Methodist Church of Lucasville; of 
George W. Codling and Reverend H. Elmer Green, Pastor of Forest Baptist Church; 
of Frederick Maxfield and Charles J. Phillips, of the Baptist S. S. of Forest; of Eliza 
beth L. Kenny and Nellie E. Anderson, of Upper Hamilton Women s Institute; of 
Rich Gastle of the Methodist S. S. of Carlisle; of Reverend W. G. Wakefield, Pastor, 
and Robert Ireland, of Riverview Methodist Church; of James J. Mason, of Central 
Methodist Church of Stratford; of Grace E. Reed and Ruby Swinde, of Ardtrea 
Branch of Women s Institute; of Bruce Shaw, of L.O.L. No. 26 of Lansdowne; of 
Mrs. Thomas W. Meek and Mrs. Joyce McConnell, of Alton Women s Institute; of 



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Miss Lottie Brigham and Miss Eva Brigham, of Sharpe Epworth League of Allenford 
Methodist Church, all of the Province of Ontario; of Keverend Arthur J. W. Back, 
Pastor, and others, of St. James Sabbath School and Adult Bible Class of Milltown, 
New Brunswick; of Keverend David Coburn, Pastor of St. James Presbyterian "Con 
gregation of Upper Musquodoboit ; of Eeverend David Coburn; Pastor of Deon Pres 
byterian Congregation of Upper Musquodoboit; of J. E. MacGowan, of Cornwallis 
Division of S. of T. of Canard ; of D. W. B. Reid and Phyllis Gentles, of St. James 
Presbyterian Congregation of Dartmouth; and of Eeverend W. H. Hutchins, Pastor, 
and Jaset Gates, of Middleton United Baptist Church, all of Nova Scotia; of 
Reverend A. MacLurg and A. Hendry, of Cowan Avenue Presbyterian Church of 
Toronto, Ontario; of Reverend Harry Burns, of Florence, Cape Breton; of Ida M. 
Murphy and G. C. Shaw, of Wolfville Division Sons of Temperance; of Reverend 
Alexander W. Robertson, of Zion Church, Ferrona; of Reverend D. C. Ross, Pastor, 
and S. T. Gould, of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church of Stewiacke; of Reverend 
Arthur Hockin, Pastor of the Methodist Church of Horton; of Reverend Ernest 
Stephens, of the United Baptist Churches of Pubnico Head; of J. B. MacKay, of the 
Presbyterian Congregation of Sharon Church, Stellarton; of Mrs. S. H. Taylor and 
G. W. McCleane, of Stewiacke; of Reverend A. W. West, Pastor of the United Baptist 
Church of Kentville; of Reverend A. J. Archibald, Pastor of the First Baptist Church 
of New Glasgow; of Reverend A. ^ r . Morash and G. F. Gordon, of the Presbyterian 
Parish of Milford Station and Gay s River, all of Nova Scotia; of Mrs. W. H. Henry 
and Mrs. Bruce Thompson, of the Ladies Aid of Warkworth Methodist Church; of 
Gordon A. Douglas and Gladys Meiklejohn, of the G.P.S.C. Endeavour of St. Andrew s 
Presbyterian Church, Campbellford ; of K. F. Clark, of the Free Methodist Church 
of Campbellford; of M. Macoun and Mrs. Thomas Dunham, of Seymour West Women s 
Institute; of W. L. Dunnett, of Eden S. S. of Salem Circuit; of S. J. Phillips, of the 
S. S. of Bethany of Brighton Township; of P. H. Whaley and others, of the Sr. 
and Jr. Plus Ultra Bible Classes of Wooler Methodist S. S. ; of F. C. Morrow and 
others, of Colborne Baptist Church; of ,~D. A. Thomson, of Warkworth Presbyterian 
Church; of Mrs. W. Montgomery and Mrs. Harry Hodges, of Hilton Branch Women s 
Institute of Brighton District; of Reverend I. Snell, Pastor of the Methodist Church 
of Hastings; of Mrs. Keith Montgomery, of Union S. S. of Fourth Concession of 
Brighton Township ; of W. G. Robertson and H. S. Keyes, of the Municipal Council 
of the Village of Colborne; of W. M. Morris and R. N. Kyles, of St. Andrew s Presby 
terian Church of Orangeville, all of the Province of Ontario ; of Reverend Charles H. 
Johnson, of the Methodist Congregation of Wentworth, Cumberland County; of 
Reverend E. S. Bayne, of the Presbyterian Congregation of Mabou, all of Nova Scotia ; 
of B. Malott and M. C. Dalton, of Trinity Farmer s Club of Kingville; of Lewis Wigle 
and R. M. Selkirk, of the Municipal Council of the Town of Leamington; of Reverend 
J. S. Williamson, Pastor, and William McDonald, of the Methodist Church of Chesley; 
of F. J. Fraser and C. W. Cusens, of the Methodist Church of Walkerton*; of George 
A. Newton, of the Methodist Church of Lucknow; of Mrs. M. Mitchell and others, of 
Lucknow Branch of South Bruce Women s Institute; of George Bennett, of the 
Methodist Church of Canada, Pine River; of Mrs. (Reverend) D. A. McLean and Mrs. 
John A. Reavie, of Ripley Branch of the Women s Institute; of A. D. Mackenzie and 
Mabel McClure, of the Presbyterian Church Guild of Lucknow; of Lily Woods and 
Arthur Alexander, of Epworth League of Purdy s Methodist Church ; of R. D. Cameron, 
of the Presbyterian Church of Lucknow; of Arthur Rushton and Jennie George, of 
Mount Hope Epworth League of Arkwright Circuit, Methodist Church; of J. D. Poole 
and Leslie Wagner, of the S. S. of Mount Hope; of C. J. Halliday and H. S. Sanderson, 
of the Municipal Council of Chesley; of Mrs. George Blair, of Reid s Corners Women s 
Institute of Kincardine R. R. No. 1 ; of Reverend George C. Rock, Pastor, and C. S. 
Stephen, of the Baptist Church of Walkerton; of Reverend Vernon S. Shantz and F. 
J. Engel, of Elmwood Baptist Church; of Richard Weston and others, of the Baptist 



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Churcli of Campbellf ord ; of Reverend F. H. Howard, Pastor, and P. L. Ewing, of 
Warkworth and Dartf ord Congregations of the Methodist Church ; of C. F. Wessel and 
Mrs. P. H. Whaley, of Wooler Methodist S. S. of Murray Township; of Reverend W. 
E. Heney, Pastor, and F. A. Borland, of Wooler and Mount Zion Congregations of the 
Wooler Methodist Circuit; of Reverend S. H. Lamb, Pastor, and E. C. Freeman, of 
the Baptist Church of Brighton ; of William A. Moran and R. M. Patterson, of Stock- 
dale Circuit of Bay of Quinte Conference ; of E. C. Freeman and Hubert Frise, of the 
Baptist S. S. of Brighton ; of Lillian Barrager and Ethel Baker, of Brighton Epworth 
League; of Mrs. Thomas Sykes and Miss Delia Massey, of Percy Branch of East 
Northumberland Women s Institute; of Mrs. M. Bolton and others, of Wiarton Branch 
of the Women s Institute; of Mrs. E. A. Cook and Mrs. J. C. Hewitt, of the Women s 
Institute of Bervie, all of Ontario ; of Reverend A. T.. Macdoiiald and K. F. Cameron, 
of the Presbyterian Congregation of West River Station ; of Reverend H. T. Gornall, 
B.A., of the Methodist Congregations of Riverport and East Middle La Have; of 
Reverend W. A. Outerbridge, Pastor, and Andrew Fellows, of the Methodist Church 
of Stellarton ; of Adam O Brien and others, of the Presbyterian Congregation of Noel ; 
of Reverend J. Astbury, Pastor, and J. Smith Kindrick, of the Methodist Congregation 
of Barrington and Barrington Passage; of Reverend J. C. Spurr, B.A., Pastor, of 
United Baptist Church and Congregation of Centre Port Mouton; of Thomas F. Smith 
and Alta M. Smith, of Victor Division No. 588 of the Sons of Temperance of Baccaro; 
of J. Dimock, of United Baptist Church of Windsor; of Reverend George E. Whidden, 
Pastor, of David s Presbyterian Congregation of Maitland; of Philip R. Knowles and 
C. S. Gormley, of Avon Division No. 12 Sons of Temperance of Windsor; of W. H. Mac- 
donald and others, of the Congregation (Presbyterian) of Sherbrooke; of Harry McFet- 
ridge and J. C. White, of Brookvale Division No. 426, Sons of Temperance; of Frederick 
J. Bauld, of Victoria Road Baptist Church, of Dartmouth; of Samuel MacKenzie and 
J. D. O Donnell, of Northern Star Division No. 354, Sons of Temperance of Halifax; 
of Rev. A. A. Wyse and J. Thomas, of the Baptist Churches of Preston; of Reverend 
Noble Craiidall, Pastor, and Elijah Hefles, of the Baptist Church and Congregation of 
Bedford; of Reverend George F. Mitchell, Pastor of the Methodist Church of Middle 
Musquodoboit; of Reverend W. Alvin Robbins, Pastor, and H. J. Chute, of the United 
Baptist Church of Berwick; of C. W. MacKeen and Reverend H. Carter, Pastor, of 
Tereaux Baptist Church; of Reverend Harry T, Jones, of the Congregation of Grace 
Methodist Church of Amherst; of Reverend William P. Archibald, D.D., Pastor, and 
James Creelman, of the Congregation (Presbyterian) of Springside;; of Henry Christie 
and others, of the Congregations of the Methodist Church of the Onslow-Londonderry 
Circuit; of Alfred Lund, of the Congregations of Pugwash and Pugwash River; of 
Reverend W. J. Hamilton, Pastor, and Roy A. Hamilton, of Brookfield Baptist Congre 
gation; of Reverend J. A. Bradley and James Christie, of the Presbyterian Congrega 
tion of Coldstream in the Presbytery of Truro ; of Reverend Horace Le Kinsman, of 
the United Baptist Church of Westport; of Reverend A. D. MacKinnon and P. H". 
Ross, of the Congregation of St. Andrew s Church, Lunnenburg; of Reverend J. W. 
Prestwood and George Morris, of Carman Methodist Church of Sydney Mines, Cape 
Breton; of Edward J. C. Macpherson, of the Baptist Congregation of Sunnyville; of 
George E. Jost, of the Methodist Congregations of the Guysborough Circuit, all of 
Nova Scotia; severally praying for the passing, as a war measure, of an Act prohibiting 
the manufacture and importation into the Dominion of Canada, of intoxicating liquors 
for beverage purposes; also, the sending, carrying, delivering or receiving of any such 
liquors in any province or area in which the sale of such liquors for beverage purposes 
is prohibited. 

The Honourable Mr. Power, from the Standing Committee on Internal Economy 
and Contingent Accounts, presented their Seventh Report. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 



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THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

THURSDAY, June 21, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts bog 
leave to make their Seventh Report, as follows : 

1. Your Committee have, in obedience to the Order of Reference of the 1st Instant, 
considered the Report of the Clerk of the Senate, dated 30th May, 1917, approved by 
His Honour the Speaker, recommending that, in addition to his present duties as 
Clerk of Minutes of Proceedings, Mr. C. H. Jones be appointed Clerk of English 
Journals, and promoted to Sub-division B of the First Division; and, that Mr. Jones 
having carried on the greater part of the work of the Clerk of English Journals for 
the last two years, desiring to bring to the favourable consideration of the Senate the 
provisions of Section 33 of The Civil Service Amendment Act, 1908, whereby a sum 
not exceeding five hundred dollars may, on appointment,, be added to the minimum 
salary of the said sub-division. 

Your Committee recommend that Mr. C. II. Jones be appointed Clerk of English 
Journals and of the Minutes of Proceedings, and promoted to Sub-division B of 
the First Division, and that, under the provisions of Section 33 of The Civil Service 
Amendment Act, 1908, the sum of two hundred dollars be added to the said salary 
such promotion and increase of salary to take effect from the 1st Instant. 

2. Your Committee have had vmder consideration communications from the 
Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod on the subject of a new Black Rod to replace the 
one lost in the Parliament Buildings fire, and recommend that authority be granted 
for the purchase from Messrs. Garrard and Company, Limited, London, England, of 
a Black Rod as per design and estimate deposited with the Clerk of the Senate. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

L. G. POWER, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for considt 
tion to-morrow. 

The Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell, from the Special Committee appointed 
to consider and report upon the cost of each Session of Parliament, presented their 
Second Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 60, 

WEDNESDAY, June 2ft, 1917. 

The Special Committee appointed to act with that already chosen by the House of 
Commons to consider the cost of each Session of Parliament and of reducing the 
same, beg leave to present the following as their Second Report: 

Your Committee recommend that the quorum of the two Committees when meet 
ing together shall consist of seven Members. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

MACKENZIE BOWELL, 

Chairman. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rules 24<z and 23e be suspended in respect to the said Report. 

The said Report was then adopted. 



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The Honourable Mr. De Veber, from the Standing Committee on Public Health 
and Inspection of Foods, presented their Second Report. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 60, 

WEDNESDAY, June 20, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Public Health and Inspection of Foods beg leave to 
make their Second Report, as follows : 

The Committee beg to recommend, that, in connection with the consideration of 
the following Motion, namely, " That in the opinion of the Senate, during the war, 
whole wheat bread should be made as soon as possible in Canada." referred to the 
Committee on the 12th Instant, authority be granted the Committee fo send for per 
sons, papers and records. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

L. GEO. DE VEBER, 

Chairman. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rules 24a and h be suspended in respect to the said Report. 
The said Report was then adopted. 

s 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill 48, " An Act respecting The 
British Columbia and White River Railway Company," reported that they had gone 
through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without 
any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill M2, " An Act to incorporate The 
Manitoba and Ontario Railway Company," reported that they had gone through the 
said Bill, and had directed him to report the same with several Amendments, which 
he was ready to submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to receive them. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk as follows : 

Page 1, line 15. Strike out "Manitoba and Ontario" and insert "English Valley 
and Hudson Bay." 

Page 2, line 27. Strike out from " or " to the end of clause 10 and insert, " as 
regards the National Transcontinental Railway, with the Minister of Railways and 
Canals, or with both." 

In the Title 

Strike out " Manitoba and Ontario " and insert " English Valley and Hudson 
Bay." 

With leave of the Senate, 

The said Amendments were then agreed to. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Choquette called the attention of the Senate to the following 
extract which appears in an article published in the Montreal Star of the 5th June 
instant, intituled: 

" Too MUCH .SECRECY AT OTTAWA. 

" And by that same token if there is ever to be a vote on our war policy, it should 
lie an open vote. The ballot has its uses in protecting the labouring man from his 



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employer and the poor from the rich, but it should not lie prostituted into a shield for 
cowardice, moral or physical. Any man who goes up to vote either to conscript his 
fellow citizen or to desert his other fellow citizen already under German fire, should 
do so like a man, under the eyes of the youth he intends to conscript or the father and 
brother of the other youth he intends to desert." 

And inquired if the Government intends to do anything in that direction. 

Debated. 

On motion of the Honourable Mr. Watson, it was 

Ordered, That an Order of the Senate do issue for a copy of all papers and corre 
spondence between the Minister of Customs and a member of the Executive Council 
of any Province with regard to claims made by the Minister of Customs for the pay 
ment of Customs duties by the Government of that Province. 

On motion it was 

Ordered, That the fee paid upon the petition of James William McKenzie, for a 
Bill of Divorce, presented to the Senate during the Session of 1916, but not proceeded 
with, be refunded to the Petitioner or his Solicitors, less the costs of printing and 
translation, if any. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 
Extract from Order in Council No. P.C. 1576, dated June 11, 1917 : Eegulations 
instituting the Eank of Chief Skipper and Skipper in the Eoyal Canadian Navy. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 43c.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill S, " An Act respecting The Canada 
Preferred Insurance Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day the Bill J2, " An Act respecting The Western 
Canada Accident and Guarantee Insurance Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Third Heading of the Bill D, " An Act 
concerning the payment of salaries or wages of employees of railway companies." 

It was moved : 

That the said Bill be now read a third time. 

With leave of the Senate, 

It was moved, in amendment: 

That the said Bill be not now read a third time, but that it be amended by strik 
ing out in clause 2 thereof the words : " upon such day as is appointed by proclama 
tion by the Governor in Council," and substituting therefor the following: "on Jan 
uary 1, 1918." 

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The question of concurrence being put upon the said motion in amendment, it 
was resolved in the affirmative and ordered accordingly. 

The question was then put : That the said Bill be now read a third time. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

The said Bill was then read a third time. 

The question was put whether this bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 42, " An Act to amend the Chinese 
Immigration Act," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 68, " An Act to amend the Civil 
Service Act," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 57, " An Act to amend The Business 
Profits War Tax Act, 1916," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate resumed the adjourned Debate on 
the motion : 

That in the opinion of this Honourable House, it is expedient to appoint a Com 
mittee to inquire into and report upon the best method or methods of conserving and 
increasing our domestic and overseas trade, etc. (Vide page 152). 

After debate, on motion, it was 

Ordered, That further debate on the said motion be adjourned till to-morrow. 

The Order of the Day being read for the further consideration in a Committee of 
the Whole of the Bill 66, " An Act to amend the Judges Act," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 02, " An Act for the relief of Rozilln 
Lamb," was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Reading 
to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Twenty-second Report of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was 
referred the Petition of Johnston Alexander Abraham, together with the evidence 
taken before the said Committee. 

The said Report was adopted. 



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Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Amendments made by the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce to Bill 
Q, " An Act respecting The Vancouver Life Insurance Company." 

The said Amendments were agreed to. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Eoss (Middleton), from the Standing Committee on Agri 
culture and Forestry, presented their Second Report. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

THURSDAY, June 21, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry beg leave to make their 
Second Report, as follows : 

1. The Committee is informed that a demonstration of power ploughs will be held 
in Ottawa, about the middle of July next. As the question of increased power on the 
farm is one of great importance at the present time in view of the demand for increased 
agricultural production, the Committee will arrange that due notice of the demonstra 
tion be given Members of the Senate with a view to their attending the same and fur 
ther considering the question. 

2. The Committee is of opinion that in view of the exportation of fertilizers from 
England and France being prohibited owing to the war, the Government should take 
steps to investigate and encourage the economic manufacture of fertilizers in Canada. 

3. It has been brought to the attention of the Committee that on account of war 
conditions valuable studs and herds of live stock in England and France are being 
broken up and disposed of at exceptionally low prices. The Committee submit that 
steps should be taken by the Government to encourage the importation into Canada of 
these desirable breeds of horses and cattle. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

W. B. ROSS, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion on Tuesday next. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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1917 



Friday, June 22nd, 1917. 



The Members convened were : 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beith, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Choquette, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Dandurand, 



PRAYERS. 



David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Douglas, 
Edwards, 
Farrell, 
Girroir, 
King, 

La Riviere, 
Legris, 
Lougheed 
(Sir James), 



Lynch- Staunton, 

McCall, 

McHugh, 

McLaren, 

McSweeney, 

Mitchell, 

Nicholls, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Prince, 

Ratz, 



Roche, 
Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Watson. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid upon the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. McHugh: 
Two Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition; and 

By the Honourable Mr. Ratz : 
Two Petitions praying for certain amendments to the Criminal Code. 



The Honourable Mr. Talbot, for the Honourable Mr. Boyer, from the Standing 
Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills, to whom was referred the Bill K2, " An 
Act to incorporate Canadian Ukrainian Institute Prosvita," reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same with several 
Amendments, which he was ready to submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to 
receive them. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

Page 2, line 13. Strike out from " enjoy " to " whatsoever " in line 14, and 
insert " any real or immovable property". 

Page 3, line 1. Strike out clause 8. 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day for con 
sideration on Tuesday next. 



The Honourable Sir James Lougheed, for the Honourable Mr. Ross (Middleton), 
from the Standing Committee on Divorce, presented their Twenty-third Report. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 



8 George V 22nd June 235 



THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

FRIDAY, June 22, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Twenty-third 
Report, as fpllows: 

In the matter of the Petition of William Henry Bishop, of the Township of 
Ryerson, in the Province of Ontario, Farmer; praying for the passing of an Act to 
dissolve his marriage with Nellie Higgins Bishop, at present residing in the City of 
Detroit, in the State of Michigan, one of the United States of America, and for such 
further and other relief as to the Senate may seem meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Rules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice, and all 
other papers referred with the petition. 

2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matters set forth in the 
petition and have taken evidence upon oath touching the right of the Petitioner to 
the relief prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

W. B. ROSS, 

Chairman. 

* 

It was, on division, Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the 
Day for consideration on Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 48, " An Act respecting The British 
Columbia and White River Railway Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill M2, " An Act to incorporate The" Eng 
lish Valley and Hudson Bay Railway Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 02, " An Act for the relief of Rozilla 
Lamb," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to this House. 



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Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill Q, " An Act respecting The Vancouver 
Life Insurance Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate resumed the adjourned Debate on 
the motion : 

That in the opinion of this Honourable House, it is expedient to appoint a Com 
mittee to inquire into and report upon the best method or methods of conserving and 
increasing our domestic and overseas trade, etc. (Vide page 152). 

After Debate, on motion, it was 

Ordered, That further debate on the said motion be adjourned to the 10th of July 
next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill P2, " An Act to incorporate The North 
American Accident Insurance Company," was read a second time, and 
Referred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill Q2, " An Act 
to amend The Companies Act," 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to the 9th of July next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill R2, " An Act for the relief of John N. 
Salter," was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Reading on the 
9th of July next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Seventh Report of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent 
Accounts of the Senate. 

The said Report was adopted. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 

Annual Report, Topographical Surveys Branch, Department of Interior, 1915-16. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 251.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Senate adjourned until the 9th of July next at Eight o clock in the evening. 



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9th July 



237 



Monday, July 9th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Beith, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Oasgrain, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Dandurand, 

PRAYERS. 



Dennis, 

Dessaulles, 

De Veber, 

Edwards, 

Gillmor, 

Girroir, 

Godbout, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 



Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Lynch-Staunton, 
McCall, 
McHugh, 
McLennan, 
McSweeney, 
Milne, 
Mitchell, 
Montplaisir, 
Nicholls, 
Poirier, 



Power, 
Ratz, 

Richardson, 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Watson, 
Wilson. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table : 

By the Honourable Mr. Ratz : 
Sixteen Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Edwards: 
One Petition praying for War Time Prohibition ; and 

By the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell I 
One Petition praying for War Time Prohibition. 



1917. 



The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate : 

Copy Ordinances of the Yukon Territory passed by the Yukon Council in the year 



(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 76a.) 



Copy of an Order in Council, P.C. No. 1725, dated the 25th June, 1917, creating 
the position of Director of Coal Operations for the southeastern coal fields _ of the 
Province of British Columbia and the southwestern coal fields of the Province 
Alberta, known as District 18. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 212.) 

Copy of an Order in Council, P.C. No. 1726, dated the 25th June, 1917, appointing 
W H Armstrong, of the City of Vancouver, Director of Coal Operations under the 
provisions of the above Order in Council, P.C. No. 1725, dated 25th June, 1917. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 212.) 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 



238 9th July 1917 



The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate : 

Return to an Order of the Senate, dated the 26th day of April last, showing a 
copy of: 

All proceedings in the Exchequer Court of Canada, and judgment of Mr. Justice 
Cassels concerning the reference of the Quebec and Saguenay Railway, the Quebec 
and Montmorency Railway and the Lotbiniere and Megantic Railway. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 48a.) 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
108, intituled : " An Act for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the 
public service of the financial year ending the 31st March, 1918," to which they desire 
the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed 011 the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
32, intituled : " An Act to incorporate The Cascade Scenic Railway Company." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Wednesday next. 

Messages were brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk to return the 
following Bills : 

D2, " An Act for the relief of George Walter Sherald Garrett." 

F2, " An Act for the relief of Gertrude Ellen Beal." 

G2, " An Act for the relief of Donald George Whibley." 

H2, " An Act for the relief of George Maisey." . 

12, " An Act for the relief of Herbert Featherstone Conover." 

K, " An Act for the relief of Florence Amelia Kennedy " ; 

And to acquaint the Senate that they have passed the said Bills, without any 
amendment. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, in the follow 
ing words : 

HOUSE OF COMMONS. 

FRIDAY, June 29, 1917. 

Resolved, That a Message be sent to the Senate to return to that House the 
evidence, etc., taken before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to- 
whom were referred the Petitions on which the following Bills were founded : 

Bill No. 76 (Letter D2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of George 
Walter Sherald Garrett." 

Bill No. 77 (Letter F2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Gertrude Ellen Beal." 

Bill No. 78 (Letter G2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of Donald 
George Whibley." 

Bill No. 88 (Letter H2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of George 
Maisey." 

Bill No. 89 (Letter 12 of the Senate), intituled: " An Act for the relief of Herbert 
Featherstone Conover." 

Ordered, That the Clerk of the House do carry the said Message to the Senate. 
Attest. 

THOS. B. FLINT, 

Clerk of the Commons. 



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A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, in the follow 
ing words : 

HOUSE OF COMMONS. 

TUESDAY, July 3, 1917. 

Resolved,^-That a Message be sent to the Senate to return to that House the 
evidence, etc., taken before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to 
whom was referred the Petition on which the following Bill was founded: 

Bill No. 62 (Letter K of the Senate), intituled: " An Act for the relief of Florence 
Amelia Kennedy." 

Ordered, That the Clerk of the House do carry the said Message to the Senate. 
Attest. 

THOS. B. FLINT, 

Clerk of the Commons. 

Messages were brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, to return the 
following Bills : 

B, " An Act respecting The Essex Terminal Railway Company." 
N, " An Act respecting The Western Life Assurance Company." 
0, " An Act respecting a patent of Ernest Mead Baker." 
E, " An Act respecting The Security Life Insurance Company of Canada." 
S, " An Act respecting The Canada Preferred Insurance Company." 
T, " An Act to authorize the issue of a patent to James Wallace Tygard." 
V, " An Act to incorporate The Canadian Council of the Girl Guides Association." 
X, " An Act respecting a certain patent of The Sharp Rotary Ash Receiver Com 
pany, Incorporated." 

A2, " An Act respecting The Empire Life Insurance Company of Canada." 
B2, " An Act respecting a patent of James B. King and others." 
J2, " An Act respecting The Western Canada Accident and Guarantee Insurance 
Company." 

And to acquaint the Senate that they have passed the said Bills, without any 
amendment. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, to return 
the Bill E, intituled : " An Act to incorporate The Kenora and English River Rail 
way Company," and to acquaint the Senate that they have passed the said Bill, with 
several amendments to which they desire their concurrence. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows : 
Page 4, line 19. -After the word " Company " strike out the words " of Canada." 
Page 4, line 21. After the word " The " strike out the words " Manitoba and 
Ontario Railway Company " and insert the words " English Valley and Hudson Bay 
Railway Company, The Canadian Northern Railway Company." 

Page 4, line 24. Strike out the words " Government of Canada " and insert the 
words " Minister of Railways and Canals." 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day for con 
sideration to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill R2, intituled : " An Act for the relief 
of John N. Slater," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to this House. 



240 9th July 1917 



Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Second Report of the Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry. 
The said Report was adopted. 

The Order of the Day being read for the further consideration in a Committee 
of the whole of the Bill 66, "An Act to amend the Judges Act," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed until Thursday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill P, " An Act 
to incorporate The Army and Navy Veterans in Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed until the 17th Instant. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill U, " An Act 
to incorporate The Great War Veterans Association of Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed until the 17th Instant. 

The Order of the Day being read for resuming the adjourned Debate on the 
Motion for the Second Reading of the Bill L2, " An Act to amend The Railway Act." 
Ordered, That the same be postponed until Thursday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Amendments made by the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills 
to the Bill K2, " An Act to incorporate Canadian Ukrainian Institute Prosvita." 

The said Amendments were agreed to. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day, for a Third 
Reading to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Twenty-third Report of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was 
referred the Petition of William Henry Bishop, together with the evidence taken 
before the said Committee. 

The said Report was, on division, adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill Q2, " An Act to amend The Companies 
Act," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Banking and Commerce. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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10th July 



241 



Tuesday, July 10th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDTJC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Beith, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 

PRAYERS. 



De Veber, 

Donnelly, 

Gillmor, 

Girroir, 

Godbout, 

Gordon, 

King, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Eiviere, 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 

Lougheed 

(Sir James), 



Lynch-Staunton, 

McCall, 

McHugh, 

McLennan, 

McSweeney, 

Milne, 

Mitchell, 

Montplaisir, 

ISTicholls, 

Poirier, 

Power, 

Prince, 

Eatz, 

Richardson, 



Eoss 

(Middleton), 
Eoss 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
"Watson, 
Wilson, 
Yeo. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor: 
Eleven Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The Honourable Mr. Dennis, from the Joint Committee of both Houses on the 
Printing of Parliament, presented their Second Eeport. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

The Joint Committee of both Houses on the Printing of Parliament, beg leave 
to present the following as their Second Eeport: 

The Committee recommend as follows : 

1. That the following Sessional documents be printed, for Sessional Papers 
only : 

168. Copies of Pension Eegulations with amendments and as amended to Feb 
ruary, 28, 1917, with copies of Orders in Council relating thereto. 

186. Eeturn to an Order of the House, of the 3rd February, 1917, for a return 
showing the quantity and value of exports in following commodities for the first nine 
months of present fiscal year: 

Horses; brass and manufactures of same; wheat, breadstuffs; oats and grtain other 
than wheat; automobiles, bicycles, motorcycles and parts of same, including engines 
and tires; railway oars and parts; chemicals; copper and manufactures of same; 
cotton manufactures : explosives ; iron and steel and manufactures of same ; firearms 
and munitions; leather and manufactures of same; meat and dairy products; alcohol; 
vegetables, dried and canned; lead; wearing apparel of all kinds; zinc and manufac 
tures of same; paper and manufactures of same. 



242 10th July 1917 



192. Copy of Order in Council, P.O. 1579, dated 8th June, 1917, appointing a 
Fuel Controller for Canada. 

193. Copy of Order in Council, P.C. 1604, dated llth June, 1917, re the estab 
lishment of " The Board of Grain Supervisors of Canada." 

Copy of Order in Council, P.C. 1605, dated llth June, 1917, appointing certain 
persons as members of " The Board of Grain Supervisors of Canada." 

194. Copy of Census Statistics of male population of Canada, Census of 1911, 
between the ages of 20 and 45, both years inclusive, according to conjugal condition 
and nativity. 

2. That the following Sessional documents be not printed: 

43a. Copy of extract from Order in Council No. P.C. 942, dated 5th April. 1917, 
with reference to Regulations governing the Payment of Separation Allowance in the 
Royal Canadian Navy. 

43b. Copy of extract from Order in Council No. P.C. 1397, dated 21st May, 1917: 
Rules and Regulations to apply to persons who are employed in or who are in or in 
the vicinity of any store, wharf, etc., in or upon which any ammunition, etc., is 
handled. 

70a. Return to an Address to His Excellency the Governor General, of the 31st 
January, 1917, for a copy of all documents, letters, messages, correspondence, etc., 
respecting the termination of the agreements between the Government of Canada and 
the Governments of the Provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta in reference to the 
Royal North West Mounted Police. 

87a. Return to an Order of the House, of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all correspondence between Mr. Murray, Secretary of the Manufacturers Association, 
and any Member of the Government, or Sir Thomas Tait, as head of the National 
Service Board, concerning his suggested appointment as Secretary of the National 
Service Board. 

90b. Sir Edward Kemp laid before the House, Copy of Interim Report of 
Surgeon-General G. C. Jones, Director Medical Services, Canadians, in reply to the 
Report on the Canadian Army Medical Service by Colonel Herbert A. Bruce, Special 
Inspector-General, Medical Services, Canadian Expeditionary Force, dated London, 
28th September, 1916. 

109b. Return to an Order of the House, of the 25th April, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. How many Members of the House of Commons are serving or have served in 
the Canadian Army. 

2. The names of each of said Members, the date of appointment, and rank. 

3. The names of those Members who have resigned or have withdrawn from 
military service, and the date of withdrawal or resignation. 

4. How much has been paid to each for military salary, expenses and separation 
allowance to wife or relatives, respectively. 

109c. Corrected copy of a Return to an Order of the House, of the 25th April, 
1917, for a Return showing:- 

1. How many Members of the House of Commons are serving or have served in. 
the Canadian Army. 

2. The names of each of said Members, the date of appointment, and rank. 

3. The names of those Members who have resigned or have withdrawn from 
military service and the date of withdrawal or resignation. 

4. How much has been paid to each for military salary, expenses and separation 
allowance to wife or relatives, respectively. 



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138a. Return to an Order of the House, of the 2nd May, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. How many permanent civil servants or officials were in the employ of the 
Department of Naval Affairs on the 10th day of October, 1911, and how many on the 
31st of March, 1917. 

2. How many temporary civil servants and employees of all kinds were in the 
employ of the said Department on the 10th day of (October, 1911, and how many on 
the 31st of March, 1917. 

3. How many permanent civil servants or officials were appointed by said Depart 
ment since the 1st of August, 1914. 

4. How many temporary civil servants and employees were employed by said 
Department since August 1, 1914. 

5. What was the gross amount paid by said Department for salaries and expenses 
to both permanent and temporary civil servants and employees for the fiscal year 
ending March 31, 1911. 

6. What was the gross amount paid by said Department for salaries and expenses 
of all permanent arid temporary civil servants and employees for the fiscal year ending 
March 31, 1917. 

7. How many civil servants were appointed by said Department since October 
10, 1911, under the provisions of Section 21 of the Civil Service Act. 

138b. Return to an Order of the House, of the 2nd May, 1917, for a Return 
showing: 

1. How many permanent civil servants or officials were in the employ of the 
Department of Marine and Fisheries on the 10th day of October, 1911, and how many 
on the 31st day of March 1917. 

2. How many temporary civil servants and employees of all kinds were in the 
employ of the said Department on the 10th day of October, 1911, and how many on 
the 31st of March, 1917. 

3. How many permanent civil servants or officials were appointed by said Depart 
ment since the 1st of August, 1914. 

4. How many temporary civil servants and employees were employed by said 
Department since August 1, 1914. 

5. What was the gross amount paid by said Department for salaries and expenses 
to both permanent and temporary civil servants and employees for the fiscal year 
ending March 31, 1911. 

6. What was the gross amount paid by said Department for salaries and expenses 
of all permanent and temporary civil servants and employees for the fiscal year ending 
March 31, 1917. 

7. How many civil servants were appointed by said Department since October 
10, 1911, under the provisions of Section 21 of the Civil Service Act. 

138c. Return to an Order of the House, of the 9th May, 1917, for a Return 
showing: 

1. How many permanent civil servants or officials were in the employ of the 
Department of External Affairs on the 10th day of October, 1911, and how many on 
the 31st of March, 1917. 

2. How many temporary civil servants and employees of all kinds were in the 
employ of the said Department on the 10th day of October, 1911, and how many on 
the 31st of March, 1917. 

3. How many permanent civil servants or officials were appointed by said Depart 
ment since the 1st of August, 1914. 

4. How many temporary civil servants and employees were employed by said 
Department since August 1, 1914. 



244 10th July 1917 



5. What was the gross amount paid by said Department for salaries and expenses 
to both permanent and temporary civil servants and employees for the fiscal year 
ending March 31, 1911. 

6. What was the gross amount paid by said Department for salaries and expenses 
of all permanent and temporary civil servants and employees for the fiscal year ending 
March 31, 1917. 

7. How many civil servants were appointed by said Department since October 
10, 1911, under the provisions of Section 21 of the Civil Service Act. 

142. Return to an Order of the House, of the 2nd May, 1917, for a copy of the 
report of the Royal Commission appointed by Order in Council, 20th September, 
1916, to inquire into and report upon ,the conditions in regard to the delivery of car 
goes of coal to coasting vessels in the Maritime Provinces. 

143. Return to an Order of the House, of the 31st January, 191^7, for a Return 
showing : 

1. How many applicants for enlistment in the Canadian Overseas Forces have 
been rejected on account of being physically unfit. 

2. How many have been discharged after enlistment for the same reason. 
143a. Return to an Order of the House, of the 31st January, 1917, for a Return 

showing : 

1. How many men have enlisted in Canada for overseas service. 

2. How many of these have been subsequently discharged as unfit. 

3. How many of these were discharged in Canada, and how many overseas. 

143b. Return to an Order of the House, of the 14th May, 1917, for a Return 
showing: 

1. Whether the Minister of Militia or any of the Authorities of the Militia 
Department has official statistics as to the recruiting of soldiers in Canada for over 
seas service. 

2. If so, what the correct figures are of enlistments in the different overseas 
regiments raised since August, 1914, to date: (a) Canadians speaking the French 
language; (&) Canadians speaking the English language and born in Canada; (c) 
British subjects by birth born outside of Canada; (d) British subjects by naturaliza 
tion; (e~) French Canadian soldiers in regiments commanded by officers speaking the 
English language raised in the Province of Quebec; and (/) French Canadian 
soldiers in battalions raised in the other Provinces of Canada. 

144. Copies of Orders in Council, as follows : 

P.C. 3314, dated 7th October, 1916, appointing a Special Seed. Commissioner and 
three assistants, with authority to purchase seed wheat to fill requisitions for seed 
from Municipal governing bodies in districts that have suffered crop failure due to 
the prevalence of rust and frost. 

Also, P.C. 3073, dated 14th December, 1916, authorizing the Special Seed Commis 
sion to purchase seed oats and geed barley to fill requisitions for seed from Muni 
cipal governing bodies and farmers organizations in districts where there is mo supply. 

145. Return to an Order of the House, of the 1st February, 1917, for a copy of 
all communications, reports and documents concerning the alleged treatment of Thos. 
Kelly, a prisoner in the Stony Mountain Peniteritia ry. 

146. Copy of Order in Council P.C. 1183; dated 28th April, 1917, authorizing 
the granting, at the request of His Majesty s Government in England, of a further 
300 miles of rails for use in France in connection with the war. 

146a. Return to an Order of the House, of the 13th June, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. Between what points on jthe Canadian Northern Railway Line west of Edmon 
ton the rails are .to be taken up to be placed on the Grand Trunk Pacific Line. 



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2. Between what points on the Grand Trunk Pacific Line ,west ,of Edmonton the 
rails of the Grand Trunk Pacific are to be replaced Jby rails of the Canadian Northern 
Railway. 

147. Return called for by Section 88, of Chapter 62, Revised Statutes of Canada, 
requiring that ithe Minister of the Interior shall lay before Parliament, each year, a 
return of liquor brought from any place out of Canada into the Territories by special 
permission in writing of the (Commissioner of the Northwest Territories, for the year 
ending 31st, December, 1916. 

148. Return to an Address to His Excellency the Governor General, oi the 30th 
April, 1917, for a copy of the applications for Arbitration Boards made to the Labour 
Department by the Provincial Workman s Association or its officers and the United 
Mines Workmen of Nova Scotia or itts officers. Also a copy of all letters, copies of 
letters and other documents relating to this matter, along with all letters, papers, 
other documents and Orders in Council relative to the appointment of a Commission 
to investigate labour and other conditions in the County of Cape Breton. 

149. Return to an Order of the House, of the 2nd May, 1917, for a copy of all 
letters, copies of letters, telegrams, reports and all .other documents relative to the 
purchase of the two vessels, A. J. McKee and T. J. Drummonds, by the Railway De 
partment under the Order in Council dated April 17, 1917. 

150. Return to an Order of the House, of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all correspondence, telegrams, memoranda, etc., by and with the Department of Rail 
ways in connection with the naming of stations on the Halifax and Eastern Railway. 

151. Return to an Order of the House, of the 23rd April, 1917, for a copy of all 
statements, reports, evidence, letters and other papers and documents in the posses 
sion <of the Department of Railways and Canals relating to a claim for a horse belong 
ing to one Dan McFarlane, injured at Brmley Brook, N.S., by the Canadian Govern 
ment Railway. 

152. Return to an Order of the House, of the 26th April, 1917, for a copy of all 
documents, papers, correspondence and reports concerning the suspension of Polydore 
Lebel, engineer on the Intercolon ial^ Railway at ;Riviere du Loup, as a result of a 
wreck in the year 1916. 

153. Return to an Order of the House, of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all letters, telegrams and -other documents relative to the removal of Mr. Spenny as 
Trackmaster on the Short Line, so-called, of the Canadian Government Railway, and 
to the appointment of Henry Gray as his successor. 

154. Return to an Address to His Royal Highness the Governor General, of the 
7th February, 1916, for a copy of all papers in connection with the appointment of 
Leon Roy as interpreter in the Department of the Interior; and also a copy of the 
Order in Council, documents and correspondence relating to his dismissal. 

155. Return to an Order of the House, of the 30th April, 1917, foi a copy of all 
letters, papers, telegrams and other cDoouments relative to the establishment of the 
Canadian Government Railway Employees Magazine, showing the circulation thereof, 
the cost of production, receipts, and the persons employed in connection therewith, 
giving a statement of the amount received by said persons from the Railway in any 
capacity. 

156. Return to an Order of the House, of the 22nd March, 1916. for a Return 
showing : 

1. The number of .conductors, brakemen, drivers and firemen, respectively, who 
were on duty on the Canadian Government Railways between Moncton and Campbell- 
ton during the month <of February, 1916. 

2. The number of hours elach of the above mentioned trainmen and enginemen 
were on duty each trip between said points during said month of February, 1916. 



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157. Report of Exchequer Court proceedings under Section 49A of the Indian 
Act, in respect to the removal of the Indians from Sydney Reserve, Nova Scotia. 

158. Report of the work of the Military Hospitals Commission from its incep 
tion to the present date. 

159. Copy of correspondence between Members of the Government and the Can 
adian Manufacturers Association respecting the purchase of supplies for the Can 
adian Expeditionary Forces in England and at the Front. 

160. Return to an Order of the House, of the 14th May, 1917, for a copy of the 
correspondence between the Prime Minister and the ex-Minister of Militia and De 
fence, which led to the latter s resignation or dismissal from the Government. 

161. Return to an humble Address of the Senate to His Excellency the Governor 
General, dated the 26th day of January, 1917, for a statement showing the date and 
object of all commissions instituted by the Government of the day, since its accession 
to power in 1911, up to the present date ; the number of days during which each of 
these commissions sat, giving the names of the individuals who formed port of such 
commissions, and what was the cost of each to the country. 

162. Copy of Order in Council iP.C. 1433, dated 24<th May, 1917, containing regu 
lations concerning the departure out of Canada of male persons who are liable to or 
capable of national service of a military or other character. 

163. Return to an Address to His Excellency the Governor General, of the 23rd 
May, 1917, for ,a copy of the Order in Council, if any, providing that preference in 
appointments to the Civil Service should be given to returned soldiers. 

164. Return to an Order of -the House, of the 3rd February, 1917, for a copy of 
all reports, findings, evidence, memoranda, etc., in connection with the inquiry into the 
damages sustained by H.M.C.S. Grilse en route from Halifax to Bermuda. 

165. Return to an Order of the House, of the 14th Aaj, 1917, for a copy of all 
letters, petitions, correspondence, telegrams and reports in any way referring to the 
dismissal or retirement of D. McDermid, Superintendent of Fish Hatchery at East 
Margaree, and the appointment of his successor. 

166. Return to an Order of the House, of the 26th April, 1917, for a copy of all 
letters, telegrams, reports and other papers and documents relative to the application 
of Willis Keizer of Hall s Harbour, King s County, N.S., for a license to operate a 
fishing weir at Square Cove, King s County, N.S. 

167. Return to an Address to His Excellency the Governor General, of the 23rd 
April, 1917, for a copy of all correspondence, memoranda, Orders in Council, etc., in 
reference to the dismissal of Moses H. Nickerson, as Inspector of Life-saving Stations 
in Nova Scotia. 

169. Return to an Order of the House, of the 14th May/1917, for a copy of all 
letters, correspondence, petitions, telegrams and reports between the Minister of 
Marine and Fisheries and any person or persons in any way referring to the removal 
of the salmon nets on that portion of the coast of Inverness extending east and 
west from the mouth of the Margaree River. 

170. Return to an Order of the House, of the 2nd May, 1917, for a copy of the 
report of the Commission appointed to investigate the condition of the Military 
Hospital at Halifax, with a copy of the evidence taken by said Commission at Halifax 
and all other documents in the possession of the Department of Militia and Defence 
in connection with such investigation. 

171. Return to an Order of the House, of the 7th May, 1917, for a Return show 
ing the amount paid or spent by the Department of Militia in advertising for recruits 
in Canada, showing the persons, firms and corporations to whom the payments were 
made, up to April 1, 1917. 



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172. Finding of the Court of Inquiry appointed by the Adjutant-General by 
Orders dated the 1st May, 1917, for the purpose of collecting and recording evidence 
in connection with the allegations contained in several newspapers that Troop Trains 
had been stoned passing through Riviere-du-Loup, Quebec, and other places, and for 
the purpose of collecting and recording any other evidence which, in the opinion of 
the Members of the Court, in any way relates to or has a bearing on this matter. 

173. Finding of the Court of Inquiry appointed by the Adjutant-General by 
Orders dated 1st May, 1917, for the purpose of collecting and recording evidence in 
connection with the allegations contained in several newspapers accusing the citizens 
of Quebec of maltreating or allowing to be maltreated, soldiers returning from the 
War and passing through or sojourning in Quebec, and for the purpose of collecting 
and recording any other evidence which, in the opinion of the Members of the Court, 
in any way relates to or has a bearing on the matter. 

174. Eeturn to an Order of the House, of the 7th May, 1917, for a copy of all 
accounts, letters, claims, correspondence and other documents relating to the following 
amounts mentioned in the Report of the Auditor General, 1916, Vol. II, page L 11 : 

Mr. Justice L. P. Pelletier, travelling expenses, $877; Mr. Justice I. N". Belleau, 
travelling expenses, $1,984.44 ; Mr. Justice T. H. Chauvin, travelling expenses, $1,421.25 ; 
Mr. Justice B. LeTellier, travelling expenses, $1,923.80. 

175. Return to an Order of the House, of the 30th May, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. The number of persons appointed to permanent positions on the Canadian 
Government Railways from January 1, 1916, to March 31, 1917, who were not previously 
employed on the said Railways. 

2. Their names, salaries and the positions to which they were appointed. 

176. Return to an Order of the House, of the 12th February, 1915, for a Return 
showing how many persons of German nationality are employed in the several Depart 
ments of the Federal Government, in what capacity and the salaries received respec 
tively. 

177. Return to an Order of the House, of the 1st May, 1916, for a copy of all 
correspondence and papers relating to the change in the location of the post office at 
Roseberg, Alberta. 

178. Return to an Order of the House, of the 8th May, 1916, for a copy of all 
correspondence, letters and telegrams relating to the dismissal of Augustin D. Lau- 
teigne as Postmaster of Island River, Gloucester County, N.B. 

179. Return to an Order of the House, of the 31st January, 1917, for a copy of 
all letters and telegrams in the Post Office Department in reference to the removal of 
Pearson s Post Office, Township of Casey, in the Constituency of Nipissing, from 
where it was located to its present location. 

180. Return to an Order of the House, of the 5th February, 1917, for a copy of 
all letters, reports, papers and other d/Ocumemts relative to the dismissal of John R. 
Mclntosh as Postmaster of Cummings Mountain, Pictou County, and the appointment 
of James Cummings as his successor. 

181. Return to an Order of the House, of the 2nd May, 1917, for a Return 
showing: The gross amount paid by the Government since October, 1911, to H. P. 
Duchemin, of Sydney, N.B., for services and disbursements under the Public Inquiries 
Act, or otherwise. 

182. Return to an Order of the House, of the 3rd February, 1917, for a copy of 
all correspondence, letters, telegrams and other documents concerning the cancelling 
by the Post Office Department of the rurfal mail contract granted to Hyppolite 
Lambert, of St. Antoine, in the County of Lotbiniere, Que. 

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183. Reports, pursuant to a Resolution of the House adopted on the 18th May, 
1916, based on a recommendation of the Joint Committee of both Houses on Printing 
of Parliament, requesting information from the several Departments of Government 
with the view to effecting all possible economy in the matter of public printing and 
the distribution of public documents, and the extent, if any, to which such recom- 
mendlations have been carried into effect. 

184. Eeturn to an Order of the House, of the 21st May, 1917, for a copy of all 
correspondence, reports and recommendations, if any, from the Grain Commission to 
the Department of Trade and Cbmmerce or any other Department of the Government 
at Ottawa, following a meeting of the Grain Commissioners held in Lethbridge this 
year. 

185. Copies of all Orders in Council passed in conformity with the provisions 
of 4-5 George V, Chapter 20, Section 15, Subsection 5, respecting subsidy to Canadian 
Northern Railway. 

187. Return to an Order of the House, of the 30th April, 1917, for a copy of 
all documents, correspondence, letters, telegrams, memoranda and reports exchanged 
between the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Commons and the Honourable Albert 
Sevigny; the Sergeant-at-Arms and the Justice Department, and between the Depart 
ment of Justice and the Honourable Albert Sevigny, concerning certain effects, furni 
ture and ornaments connected with the Speaker s Apartments. Also, copy of all 
accounts, receipts, bills of lading and transportation accounts concerning the said 
effects, furniture and ornaments. 

188. Copy of Order in Council P.C. 1457, dated the 29th May, 1917, respecting 
pay to members of the Civil Service who join the Military forces of Canada either 
by voluntary enlistment or otherwise from and after the date hereof. 

191. Return to an humble Address of the Senate to His Excellency the Governor 
General, dated the 22nd of May last, showing a copy of: -All correspondence ex 
changed between the Government or its Ministers, the Minister of Militia, the Militia 
Council, Major-General F. L. Lessard, C.B., Inspector-General, or any other person, 
and Lieut.-Colonel Armand Lavergne, O.C., the 61st Regiment or any other person, 
on the subject of the territorial defence of the Province of Quebec, as well as copy 
of all Orders in Council or documents relating to this subject. 

195. Copy of The King s Regulations and Orders for the Army, 1912, re-printed 
with Amendments published in Army Orders up to 1st August, 1914. 

196. Copy of Manual of Military Law, War Office, 1914. 

197. Copy of Order in Council, P.C. 987, dated 10th April, 1917, as amended by 
Order in Council No. 1451, dated 25th May, 1917 : Regulations, being a Consolidation 
of and additions to various Orders in Council made in consequence of the War, the 
whole to be known as the " Defence of Canada Order, 1917." 

198. Return to an Order of the House, of the 14th May, 1917, for a copy of all 
letters, petitions, correspondence, telegrams and reports in any way referring to dis 
missal or resignation of John McDonald, as Janitor of public building at Inverness, 
and the appointment of his successor. 

1S9. Return to an Order of the House, of the 14th May, 1917, for a copy of all 
letters, petitions, correspondence, telegrams and reports received by the Government 
since September, 1911, to the present day, in any way referring to the extension and 
repairs to McKay s Point Wharf, Inverness County. 

200. Return to an Order of the House, of the 7th May, 1917, for a copy of the 
replies which the Government or the Department of Public Works sent to the Resi- 
dent Engineer or other parties in answer to letters, telegrams or reports in connection 
with the breakwater at Souris, P.E.I., during the years 1915 and 1916. 



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201. Return to an Order of the House, of the 23rd May, 1917,, for a copy of all 
correspondence, telegrams, recommendations and other communications relating to 
the dismissal of Hector Urquhart, as lineman on the Dominion Government telegraph 
line between Grand River and Enon, Cape Breton County, Nova Scotia, and relating 
to the appointment of Dan A. McLennan to said position. 

202. Return to an Order of the House, of the 14th May, 1917, for a copy of all 
letters, petitions, correspondence, telegrams and reports received by the Government 
since September, 1911, to the present day, in any way referring to the extension and 
repairs to Craignish Wharf. 

203. Return to an Order of the House, of the 3rd May, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. The amount which has been paid for stenographic reporting for the different 
Commissions or inquiries which have been held by the Government since November., 
1911, to the present time. 

2. The names of the persons to whom these amounts have been paid for steno 
graphy and the respective amounts paid to each of them. 

204. Return to an Address to His Excellency the Governor General, of the 9th 
May, 1917, for a copy of all letters, petitions, telegrams and all other documents sent 
to the Government urging upon them the necessity of abolishing the. wet canteen 
system in, the camps overseas. 

205. Return to an Order of the Senate, dated the 7th Instant, for copies of all 
correspondence, memoranda or other documents received by or sent by the Right 
Honourable the Prime Minister and the Honourable the Minister of Trade and Com 
merce, concerning a project to advertise Canadian products by the organization of an 
exhibition train of sample goods in France. 

3. That the recommendations contained in the Second Report of the Special 
Committee, to whom was referred Bill No. 13, An Act to consolidate and amend the 
Railway Act, presented to the House of Commons on Wednesday, June 6, be concurred 
in, and that the evidence therein mentioned be printed in blue book form to the 
number of 600 copies (500- English, 100 French) for distribution to Senators and 
Members, and also as an Appendix to the Journals. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

WM. DENNIS, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day lor considera- 
ation to-morrow. 



The Honourable Mr. Ross (Middleton), from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Twenty-fourth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383, 

FRIDAY, June 22, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Twenty-fourth 
Report, as follows : 

In the matter of the Petition of Edward Nevilles, of Toronto, Ontario; praying 
for the passing of an Act to dissolve his marriage with Margaret O. Nevilles. 

Supplementing the Sixteenth Report of the Committee in the above matter, 
recommending that the prayer of the Petition be not granted, which report was 
adopted by the Senate on the 29th May, 1917, the Committee now beg to recommend 

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that out of the fee paid under Rule 140, to the Clerk of the Senate, the sum of Hfty 
dollars ($50) be given to the Solicitors for the Respondent, and that the balance, less 
the cost of printing and translation, if any, be refunded to the Petitioner. 
All which i? respectfully submitted. 

W. B. ROSS, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion on Thursday next. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 

Copy Order in Council, P.O. No. 69/1774, dated 28th June, 1917, "Regulations 

for the payment of Specialist Allowance to R.N.C.V.R. and R.N.C.V.R. Overseas 

Division, who qualify in Gunnery, Torpedo and Signal duties. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. l$d.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

With leave of the Senate, 

On motion of the Honourable Mr. Watson, it was 

Ordered. That an Order of the Senate do issue for a Return showing: 

1. Any contract given to the Ames-Holden Company for the supplying of boots 
to the Government since the first of August, 1914. 

2. The dates of the contracts and the total amount in each case. 

3. How much money has been paid to the Ames-Holden Co. 

4. On what dates has it been paid, and how much has been paid on each occasion. 

On motion of the Honourable Mr. Beaubien, it was 

Resolved, That this House urge upon the Government the desirability of forth 
with preparing and carrying out at the first propitious moment, the project of adver 
tising Canadian products in France by means of an exhibition train of sample goods, 
for the purpose of obtaining for the producer, manufacturer and wage earner of this 
country a larger share of tue French market, more especially at the cessation of 
hostilities, when Canadian trade and industry will be in greater need of stimulation 
and will be more likely to obtain it through the enormous and pressing needs created 
in France by the war. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, in the follow 
ing words : 

HOUSE OF COMMONS, 

THURSDAY, June 21, 1917. 

Resolved, -T 1 at a Message be sent to the Senate to acquaint their Honours that 
this House has concurred in the First Report of the Special Committee appointed by 
this House to act with a like Committee of the Senate to consider the cost of each 
Session of Parliament and of reducing the same, recommending that the quorum of 
the two Committees when meeting together shall consist of seven Members. 

Ordered, That the Clerk of the House do carry the said Message to the Senate. 
Attest. 

THOS. B. FLINT, 

Clerk of the Commons. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill K2; " An Act to incorporate Canadian 
Ukrainian Institute Prosvita," was read a third time. 



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The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 
It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

The Order of the Day being read for resuming the adjourned Debate on the 
motion : 

That in the opinion of this Honourable House, it is expedient to appoint a Com 
mittee to inquire into and report upon the best method or methods of conserving and 
increasing our domestic and overseas trade, etc. (Vide page 152). 

Ordered, That the same be postponed till to-morrow, and then be the first Order 
of the Day. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Amendments made by the House " p Commons to the Bill E, " An Act to incorpor 
ate The Kenora and English River KM >y Company." 

The said Amendments were cone red in. 

Ordered, That the Clerk dn go down to thp House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate do concur in the Amendments made by the House of Commons 
to the said Bill, without a ay amendment. 

The Honourable Mr. Gordon presented to the Senate, a Bill S2, intituled : " An 
Act for the relief of William Henry Bishop." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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Uth July 



1917 



Wednesday, July 11th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 


Donnelly, 


McCall, 


Beique, 


Edwards, 


McHugh, 


Beith, 


Farrell, 


McLaren, 


Belcourt, 


Gillmor, 


McLean, 


Bostock, 


Girroir, 


McLennan, 


Bourque, 


Godbout, 


McSweeney, 


Bowell 


Gordon, 


Milne, 


(Sir Mackenzie), 


King, 


Mitchell, 


Casgrain, 


Laird, 


Montplaisir, 


Cloran, 


Landry, 


Murphy, 


Crosby, 


La Riviere, 


Nicholls, 


Dandurand, 


Lavergne, 


Poirier, 


Daniel, 


Legris, 


Power, 


Dennis, 


Lougheed 


Prince, 


Dessaulles, 


(Sir James), 


Ratz, 


De Veber, 


Lynch-Staunton, 


Richardson, 



Roche, 
Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



PRAYERS. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor: 
One hundred and twelve Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. McHugh: 
Seven Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition; and 

By the Honourable Mr. Belcourt: 
Three Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the Standing Committee on Banking and 
Commerce, to whom was referred the Bill P2, " An Act to incorporate The North 
American Accident Insurance Company," reported that they had gone through the 
said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, without any amend 
ment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

With leave of the Senate, 

On motion of the Honourable Mr. Earrell, it was 

Ordered, That an Order of the Senate do issue for a Statement showing : 

1. The religious preference of the men enlisted for Overseas Service. 

2. A tabulated record of the same, giving the numbers of each denomination and 
the numbers published or given to the press or to any person. 



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With leave of the Senate, 

On motion of the Honourable Mr. Cloran, it was 

Ordered, That an Order of the Senate do issue for : 

A Statement showing the number of officers and men of the Canadian Expedi 
tionary Force who have been classed as unfit for military service; whether the Mili 
tary Authorities have given consideration to the possibility of utilizing the services 
of those men in a secondary capacity; whether those who have been classed as unfit 
continue to draw military pay ; the number who have deserted from the various units 
between 1st October, 1914, and 1st June, 1917; and the number discharged from the 
various units since 1st October, 1914. 

On motion of the Honourable Mr. Bostock, it was 

Ordered, That an Order of the Senate do issue for a Eeturn of the Assessments 
made under Chapter 11 of the Statutes of 1916, The Business Profits War Tax Act, 
together with any regulations made by the Minister in relation to collection and 
enforcement of Tax. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate resumed the adjourned Debate on 
the Motion: 

That in {he opinion of this Honourable House, it is expedient to appoint a Com 
mittee to inquire into and report upon the best method or methods of conserving and 
increasing our domestic and overseas trade to the end that our present prosperity 
may not unduly suffer when the stimulus resulting from orders for munitions and 
other war supplies is removed, such Committee to consist of the following Members : 

To wit: The Honourable Messieurs Dandurand, Edwards, Gillmor, Beaubien, 
McLennan and Nicholls. 

With leave of the Senate, 

Ordered, That the name of the Honourable Mr. Richardson be added to the said 
Committee. 

The said Motion, as amended, was adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 108, " An Act for granting to His 
Majesty certain sums of money for the public service of the financial year ending the 
31st March, 1918," was read a second time. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rules 24<z and I, and 63 be suspended in respect to the said Bill. 

The said Bill was then read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 32, " An Act to incorporate The Cas 
cade Scenic Railway Company," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Second Report of the Joint Committee of both Houses on the Printing of Parlia 
ment. 

The said Report was adopted. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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12th July 



1917 



Thursday, July 12th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 


Douglas, 


McHugh, 


Beith, 


Edwards, 


McLaren, 


Belcourt, 


Farrell, 


McLean, 


Bostock, 


Gillmor, 


McLennan, 


Bourque, 


Girroir, 


MoSweeney, 


Bowell 


Godbout, 


Milne, 


(Sir Mackenzie), 


Laird, 


Mitchell, 


Casgrain, 


Landry, 


Montplaisir, 


Cloran, 


La Riviere, 


Murphy, 


Crosby, 


Lavergne, 


Nicholls, 


Daniel, 


Legris, 


Poirier, 


Dennis, 


Lougheed 


Power, 


Dessaulles, 


(Sir James), 


Prince, 


De Veber, 


Lynch-Staunton, 


Ratz, 


Donnelly, 


McCfcll, 


Richardson, 



Roche, 
Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



PRAYERS. 



The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill !N"2, " An Act respecting The 
Montreal Central Terminal Company," reported that they had gone through the said 
Bill, and had directed him to report the same with an Amendment, which he was 
ready to submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to receive the same. 

The said Amendment was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

Page 1, line 15. Strike out clause 2. 

Ordered, That the said Amendment be placed on the Orders of the Day for con 
sideration to-morrow. 



With leave of the Senate, it was, on motion, 

Ordered, That the name of the Honourable Mr. Watson be added to the Special 
Committee to inquire into and report upon the best method or methods of conserving 
and increasing our domestic and overseas trade to the end that our present prosperity 
may not unduly suffer when the stimulus resulting from orders for munitions and 
other war supplies is removed. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill P2, " An Act to incorporate The 
North American Accident Insurance Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 



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The Order of the Day being read for the further consideration in a Committee 
of the Whole of Bill 66, " An Act to amend the Judges Act," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed until Wednesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate resumed the adjourned Debate on 
the motion that the Bill L2,-"An Act to amend The Railway Act," be now read a 
second time. 

After debate, 

With leave of the Senate, 

The said Motion was withdrawn. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be discharged from the Orders of the Day. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Twenty-fourth Report of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was 
referred the Petition of Edward Nevilles. 

The said Eeport was adopted. 
> 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill G2, " An Act for the relief of William 
H. Bishop," was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Heading on 
Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 
Copy Extract from Order in Council, P.C. No. 1783, dated 29th June, 1917 : 
Rules and Regulations governing the issue of Pay, Allowances and Pensions, Depart 
ment of the Naval Service. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 4Se.) 

Copy Extract from Order in Council, P.C. No. -1871, dated 6th July, 19-17 : 
Amendment to the Regulations for the payment of Separation Allowance to the 
dependents of those on Active Service under the Naval Service Department. 

( Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 4Se.) 

: 0rdered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

By unanimous consent, 

The Senate adjourned until Tuesday next at Eight o clock in the evening. 



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17th July 



1917 



Tuesday, July 17th, 1917. 

The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUO, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beique, 

Beith, 

Belcourt, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Donnelly, 

PRAYERS. 



Edwards, 

Farrell, 

Gillmor, 

Girroir, 

Godbout, 

Gordon, 

King, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 

Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Lynch-Staunton, 
Mason 

(Brig.-Gen l), 
McCall, 



McLaren, 

McLean, 

McLennan, 

McSweeney, 

Milne, 

Mitchell, 

Montplaisir, 

Murphy, 

Nicholls, 

Planta, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Prince, 

Prowse, 

Ratz, 

Richardson, 

Robertson, 



Roche, 
Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Shatford, 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that the Clerk had received 
Certificates from the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery showing respectively that the 
Honourable Lytton Wilmot Shatford and the Honourable Albert E. Planta, have been 
summoned to the Senate. 

The same were then read by the Clerk, as follows : 



G 




CANADA. 



OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, July 5, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General, has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing date 
the Twenty-sixth day of June, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), Lytton Wilmot Shatford, Esquire, of the City of Vancouver, B.C., as a Member 
of the Senate and a Senator for the Province of British Columbia. 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Cleric- of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To A. E. BLOUNT, Esquire, 

Clerk of the Senate, Ottawa. 



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CANADA. 

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, July 5, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General, has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing date 
the Twenty-sixth day of June, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), Albert E. Planta, Esquire, of the City of Nanaimo, B.C., as a Member of the 
Senate and a Senator for the Province of British Columbia. 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To A. E. BLOUNT, Esquire, 

Clerk of the Senate, Ottawa. 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that there were Senators without, 
waiting to be introduced. 

The Honourable Lytton Wilmot Shatford was introduced between the Honourable 
Sir James Lougheed and the Honourable Mr. Crosby, and having presented His 
Majesty s Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows: 




CANADA 
DEVONSHIEE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, ~by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland^ and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved Lytton Wilmot Shatford, Esquire, of the City 
of Vancouver, in Our Province of British Columbia, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 
arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, we have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden; and this you are in no wise to omit. 



258 17th July 1917 



IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. 

WITNESS : Our Eight Trusty and Eight Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, 
Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, 
Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, 
Baron Cavendish of Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter ; 
One of Our Most Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our 
Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand 
Cross of Our Eoyal Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander-in- 
Chief of Our Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Twenty-sixth day of June, in the year of Our Lord, 
One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen, and in the Eighth 
year of Our Eeign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. EOLEY, 

Cleric of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 

Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr. Shatford came to the Table and took and subscribed the 
Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one of the 
Commissioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the 
Senate. 



The Honourable Albert E. Planta, was introduced between the Honourable Sir 
James Lougheed and the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell, and having presented His 
Majesty s Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows: 




CANADA. 
DEVONSHIEE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE EIFTH, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved Albert E. Planta, Esquire, of the City of 
Nanaimo, in Our Province of British Columbia, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 
arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, we have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden ; and this you are in no wise to omit. 



8 George V 17th July 259 



IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. 

/ 

WITNESS: Our Eight Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, 
Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, 
Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, 
Baron Cavendish of Keighley, Knighl of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; 
One of Our Most Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our 
Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George ; Knight Grand 
Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order; Governor General jmd Commander-in- 
Chief of Our Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Twenty-sixth day of June, in the year of Our Lord, 
One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen, and in the Eighth 
year of Our Reign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 

Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr. Planta came to the Table and took and subscribed the 
Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one of the 
Commissioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the 
Senate. 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that the Honourable Lytton Wilmot 
Shatford, and the Honourable Albert E. Planta, had made and subscribed the Declar- 
ition of Qualification required of them by The British North America Act, 1867, in 
the presence of the Clerk of the Senate, one of the Commissioners appointed to receive 
and witness the same. 

The following Petition was brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. Edwards: 

A Petition praying for War Time Prohibition. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill S2, intituled: "An Act for the relief 
of William H. Bishop," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committpo on Dirorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to this House. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill P, " An Act 
to incorporate The Army and Navy Veterans in Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 

The. Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill U, " An Act 
to incorporate The Great War Veterans Association of Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 



260 17th July 1917 



Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Amendment made by the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Har 
bours to the Bill N2, "An Act respecting The Montreal Central Terminal Company." 

The said Amendment was agreed to. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, to return 
the Bill C2, intituled : An Act to incorporate the Imperial Order Daughters of the 
Empire and the Children of the Empire (Junior Branch)," and to acquaint the Senate 
that they have passed the said Bill, with several amendments to which they desire 
their concurrence. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

1. Page 6, line 32. After the word " may " strike out all the words to the end of 
the clause and insert in lieu thereof the following words : " take, hold, possess and 
acquire by purchase, lease, exchange, donation, devise, bequest, endowment or other 
wise, real or immovable property required for the actual use and occupation of the 
Association, or necessary or requisite for the carrying out of its objects; and may sell, 
mortgage, pledge, hypothecate or alienate such property in any manner whatever; but 
the annual value of such property shall not exceed one hundred thousand dollars; ana 
any such property not required for the purposes of the Association shall be s.ld 
within ten years after its acquisition." 

2. Page 6, line 37. After clause 16 of the Bill insert the following clause: 

" 17. The Order shall acquire and take over all the existing assets, interests, 
rights, effects and property, movable or immovable, held and enjoyed by the provincial 
society, and shall be subject to all the obligations nnd liabilities of the said provincial 
society, and except in so far as it may be necessary for the purposes of such transfer, 
the powers and authority vested in the Order under the provisions of this Act shall 
not be exercised or become effective until all the assets, interests, rights, credits, etfects, 
property, obligations and liabilities of the said society have been transferred to and 
assumed by the Order, and evidence of such transfer and assumption satisfactory to 
the Secretary of State of Canada has been filed with the said Secretary of State, and 
a statement to that effect has been published in the Canada Gazette, by the said 
Secretary of State." 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day for con 
sideration to-morrow. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk to return the 
following Bill: O2, "An Act for the relief of! Eozilla Lamb"; 

And to acquaint the Senate that they have passed the said Bill, without any 
amendment. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, in the follow 
ing words : 

HOUSE OF COMMONS, 

FRIDAY, 13th July, 1917. 

Kesolved, That a Message be sent to the Senate to return to that House the 
evidence, etc., taken before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to 
whom was referred the Petition on which the following Bill was founded: 



8 George V 17th July 261 



Bill No. 106 (Letter 02 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
Rozilla Lamb." 

Ordered, That the Clerk of the House do carry the said Message to the Senate. 
1 Attest. 

THOS. B. FLINT, 

Cleric of the Commons. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

73, intituled : " An Act to amend The Meat and Canned Foods Act," to which they 
desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

74, intituled : " An Act to amend The Fisheries Act, 1914," to which they desire the 
concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That itbe placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
9*, intituled : " An Act to amend The Saint John and Quebec Railway Act, 1916," to 
which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
99, intituled : " An Act to amend the Interest Act." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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18th July 



1917 



Wednesday, July 18th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 

i 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUiC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beique, 


Douglas, 


McCall, 


Beith, 


Edwards, 


McLaren, 


Belcourt, 


Farrell, 


McLean, 


Bostock, 


Gillmor, 


McLennan, 


Bourque, 


Girroir, 


McSweeney, 


Bowell 


Godbout, 


Milne, 


(Sir Mackenzie), 


King, 


Mitchell, 


Boyer, 


Laird, 


Montplaisir, 


Casgrain, 


Landry, 


Nicholls, 


Cloran, 


La Riviere, 


Planta, 


Crosby, 


Lavergne, 


Poirier, 


Dandurand, 


Legris, 


Pope, 


Daniel, 


Lougheed 


Power, 


Dennis, 


(Sir James), 


Prince, 


Dessaulles, 


Lynch- Staunton, 


Prowse, 


De Veber, 


Mason 


Ratz, 


Donnelly, 


(Brig.-Gen l), 


Richardson, 



Roche, 
Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Shatford, 
Smith, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thorne, 
Watson, 
Teo. 



PRAYERS. 



The following Petition was brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. Belcourt: 
A Petition praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of Eleanor S. MacLean and others, of Winnipeg and other places, Manitoba; of 
W. Williamson and others, of Pointe Fortune and other places in Quebec, Ontario and 
British Columbia; of Florence E. Major and others, of Niagara-on-the-Lake and other 
places, Ontario; of Reverend William R. Pepper and others, of Oak Hill and other 
places, New Brunswick; of Reverend C. S. Young and others, of Plaster Rock and 
other places, New Brunswick; of Captain 0. G. Johnson and others, of Forest; and of 
A. D. Macdonald and others, of Ottawa and other places, all of the Province of 
Ontario; of Alfred Krieger and others, of Breslau and other places, Province of 
Ontario ; of Mrs. Jessie F. Paterson and others, of Wiarton, Province of Ontario ; of 
Reverend John MacDonald, B.A., and others, of Gore Bay and other places, Ontario; 
praying for certain amendments of the Criminal Code of Canada, respecting the legal 
protection of girls up to the age of 21 years, and for other purposes. 

Of Mrs. R. R. Mowbray, of Kinsale Branch of South Ontario Women s Institute; 
of Bertha Rea and Margaret Ross, of the Girls Red Cross Club of Pickering; of 
Robert Thompson, of Tabernacle S. S. of Whitby; of William H. Hains, of the Muni 
cipal Council of the Village of Port Perry; of William Thorn and James Mitchell, 



8 George V 18th July 263 



of the Congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Dunbarton; of Reverend D. B. 
Marsh, Pastor, and George Duncan, of the Presbyterian Church of Brougham, Whitby 
Presbytery; of James E. Scott and James McKinney, of Knox Presbyterian Church 
of Bervie; of Ronald Macleod and R. J. Robertson, of St. Paul s Church of Inger- 
soll; of M. L. Haley and F. W. Vardon, of the Baptist Church of Springford; of John 
Lickman and W. R. Phillips, of Essex Farmers Club; of Reverend Marcus Scott, of 
the Presbyterian Church of Kitchener; of Mrs. F. A. Harrison and Mrs. Martha 
Snider, of West Montrose Women s Institute; of A. E. Richert and Ervin Keffer, of 
Union Sabbath School of West Montrose; of Mrs. W. A. Coulter and Annie M. Keat, 
of Dalston Branch of the Women s Institute; of T. S. A. Ball and H. J. Tudhope, 
of the Municipal Council of Oro Township; of Mrs. D. Morrison and Mrs. George 
Millsap, of Stayner Branch of the Women s Institute; of Mrs. Amy Pearson and 
Miss Rose Stokes, of Minesing Branch of the Women s Institute; of K. D. Coutts 
and A. H. Spence, of the Presbyterian Church of Midhurst; of Mrs. Frederick E. 
Underwood and Miss Vera Walker, of Beaconfield Branch of South Oxford Women s 
Institute; of Mrs. Frank Turner and Ella M. Campbell, of Rosemeath Branch of 
West Northumberland Women s Institute; of Reverend James T. Daley, of the Con 
gregational Church of Cobourg; of Charles P. Saarup and J. S. Shannon, of Court 
Oil City No. 77 of the I.O.F.; of Mrs. William Pickard and others of Jaffa Baptist 
S. S. of Temperance Workers; of Mrs. George Procunier and Miss Erie Haines, of 
the Women s Institute of Bayham Township; of E. A. Graham and Reverend John 
J. Durrant, of the Methodist Church of Union; of William H. Johnson and Clifton 
Mclntyre, of Avon S. S. ; of Mrs. A. J. Ruggle, of North Waterloo Women s Institute 
at Floradale; of Robert Campbell and Andrew Brown, of Roseneath Presbyterian 
Church; of W. H. Moss, of the Methodist Church of Dundas; of D. E. Young, of 
Bartonville Circuit; of H. R. Harne, of St. Andrew s Church of Cobourg; of Rev 
erend James B. Moore and I. F. McKinnon, of Waterford Branch of the Dominion 
Alliance; of Reverend Henry Brand, Pastor, and others, of Woodhouse Methodist 
Church, Port Dover; of Reverend G. McMurray Ross and W. W. Carroll, of Car- 
holme Presbyterian Church; of A. W. Dawson, of Vittoria Baptist S. S.; of Rev 
erend 1ST. Argyle Hurlbut, of the Temperance Committee of Delhi Methodist Church; 
of Mrs. E. D. Heath, of the W.C.T.U. of Delhi ; of John A. Jewitt and John Cope, 
of Port Rowan and St. Williams Circuit of the Methodist Church; of Mrs. W. M. 
Miles and Mrs. E. P. Wilson, of Boston, Bealton and Wilsonville W.C.T.U. ; of Rev 
erend G. M. Ross and W. R. Halliday, of Lynedoch Presbyterian Church; of Mrs. F. 
Lingwood and Annie Wallace, of the Women s Institute of Lynell; of Mrs. Hannah 
M. Ferris and Mrs. A. O. Buchner, of the Methodist Ladies Aid of Courtland; of E. 
S. Hall and W. W. Smith, of the Council of Royal Templar of Temperance, No. 22, 
of Villa Nova; of J. C. Foster and C. S. Mitchener, of First Houghton Baptist Church 
and S. S., Port Rowan, R. R. 3 ; of Mrs. D. Trevail and Miss Julia Berry, of the Ladies 
Aid of S. Middleton Baptist Church; of W. N. Fisher, of the Baptist Church of S. 
Middleton; of Reverend A. A. Kelley, Pastor, and others, of Rhodes Avenue Baptist 
Church; of Jrto. W. Everest, of the Congregation of Hope Methodist Church; of 
Reverend G. H. Copeland, Pastor, and John Reid, of Longford Avenue Methodist 
Church; of Edmund W. Jarvis, of St. Peter s S. S.; of Mrs. D. Liddell and Mrs. 
Mary McConnell, of East Toronto Union; of Gladys Abraham and Amy Phippen, of 
Epworth League of Langford Avenue Church; of T. H. Sanders and Miss J. T. 
Williams, of Home of Welcome Lodge, No. 136, of the Independent Order of Good 
Templars; of Herbert Ethell, of Glenmount Methodist Church; of Reverend J. J. 
Ferguson, Pastor and others of Perth Avenue Methodist Church; of W. H. Reynolds 
and J. E. Arksey, of Broadview Free Methodist Church; of William J. Potter and 
Ira Shetler, of Epworth League of Gerrard Methodist Church; of Mrs. E. A. Evans 
and Mary A. Creghton, of the W.C.T.U. of Eastern Union; of Charles F. Russell 
and others, of the Young Men s Class of St. David s Presbyterian Church; of Rev- 
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264 18th July 1917 



erend F. German, Pastor, and J. E. Fawcett, of Bellefair Methodist Church, all of 
the City of Toronto, Ontario; of Ira Dean, of Faithful Division, No. 797, of Dean, 
Halifax County; of J. B. Archibald and William H. Guild, of the Presbyterian Con 
gregations of Middle Musquodoboit and Elmvale; of Edith B. Josey and P. M. 
Nickurm, of Dawning Light Division, No. 1008, of the Sons of Temperance of Spry 
Harbour; of U. M. Cruickshank and Sylvia M. Grant, of Advance Temperance 
Society of Elder Bank; of Eeverend F. M. Mulligan and Charles Morrison, of the 
Presbyterian Congregation of Upper Londonderry; of Eeverend A. H. Foster and 
William McDonald, of the Presbyterian Congregations of West Kiver and Green Hill; 
of Keverend Austin M. Angus, Pastor, of the Methodist Church and I.O.G.T. of Advo 
cate; of G. Boyant, of the Congregation of the Methodist Church of Maitland; of 
Reverend Waldo C. Machum, Pastor, and H. P. Crosby, of Bayview Baptist Church 
of Port Maitland ; of Eeverend George Henry Gage, of the United Baptist Church of 
Margaretville; of Eeverend George A. Christie of the Presbyterian Congregations 
of Gairloch and Middle Eiver; of S. H. Freeman Clark and Eeverend F. R. Dole- 
man, B.D., Pastor, of Greenfield United Baptist Church; of Eeverend S. Walter 
Schurman, Pastor, of Glace Bay United Baptist Church; of Eeverend Wallace E. 
Walker, Pastor, and Thomas Blinkhour, of Bethel Baptist Church of Florence; of 
Eeverend J. A. McLean, Pastor, of the Presbyterian Congregation of Mahone Bay; 
of Eeverend Joseph Hale, of the Methodist Congregation of Louisburg; of Reverend 
J. A. Ramsay, of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church of New Glasgow; of Reverend 
A. D. Wauchope, of the Congregation of Union Church (Presbyterian), of Hopewell; 
of Colin Pierce, of Brighton Division of Lockport North; of A. C. Duncan and 
others, of Sissiboo Division, Sons of Temperance of Weymouth, all of Nova Scotia; 
of Eeverend Edward M. Burgess, 1 Pastor, and others, of the Methodist Church of War- 
minster ; of James S. Dobie and Eeverend Joseph Denny, Pastor, of Thessalon Metho 
dist Church; of John E. W. Phillips and William Third, of Budges Farmers Club 
of Manitowaning, Manitoulin Island, all of Ontario; of J. W. Fraser and Reverend 
G. Ernest Forbes, of the Congregations of Scotsburn and Millsville; of Eeverend J. 
T. Dimock, Pastor, of the Congregations of Westchester District No. 2, all of Nova 
Scotia; of Mrs. J. J. Harton, of the Women s Missionary Society of Cowan Avenue 
Presbyterian Church; of William F. Mack, of Bond St. Congregational Church, all 
of Toronto, Ontario; of Eeverend Henry G. Steers, B.A., and Archibald McFadgen, 
of the Congregations of Whitelake and Burnstown; of Harry Goodwin, of Park St. 
Baptist Church, Peterborough, all of Ontario; of Eeverend E. N. Rand, Pastor, and 
A. D. Matheson, of the United Baptist Church of Dundas, Prince Edward Island ; of 
Mrs. R. W. Philip and Mrs. George Prontt, of Nestleton Women s Institute ; of James 
Strong and William Henry, of the Public School Board of the Township of Cart- 
wright; of W. C. Ferguson and others, of the S. S. No. 8 of Cartwright; of H. L. 
Quinn and Kenneth E. Cox, of Bowmanville Methodist S. S.; of Reverend William 
McLeod and A. S. Morson, of the Presbyterian Church of Dundas and Annandale, all 
of Ontario; of James K. McGougan and James F. Donald, of Princetown Presby 
terian Congregation, Prince Edward Island; of A-lvin Graham and Clarence MacKay of 
Laughing Water Division No. 610, of Scotsburn, Nova Scotia; of J. W. Baird and 
Peter Frayne, of James St. Methodist Church of Exeter; of Campbell Stevenson, of 
Avonbank Division No. 320, S.O.T. ; and of Philip Pardy, of Cooksville Methodist 
Church, all of Ontario; of L. M. Ward, of the United Baptist Church of Canning; 
of William C. Ross, of the Congregation of St. Stephen s Presbyterian Church, 
Amherst ; of Ira Dupdale, of the Presbyterian Church of Wallace, all of Nova Scotia ; 
of Thomas Mitchell and H. T. Blackstone, of the Union Temperance League of 
Orillia ; of W. G. Watson, of the Methodist Church of Cooksville Circuit ; of E. H- 
Simpson, of Pelee Methodist Church; of H. Park and F. O. Nichol, of the Temper 
ance League of Amherstburg; of Nellie Salmon and Pearl Layman, oi the W.C.T.U. 



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of Kingsville; of N. Maiden, of the Methodist Church and S. S. of Maiden; of Swan 
J. Starkem and Guy G. Garnsby, of .the Municipal Council of Morley, District of 
Eainy River; of Rufus Stewart, of the Free Methodist Church of Hannon Circuit; 
of George Macklin and C. C. Washington, of Bethany Methodist Church of Fenella; 
of Reverend D. B. Marsh and William Gordon, of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church 
of Pickering; of Reverend George Nickle, Pastor, and Samson Roberts, of the Metho 
dist Churches of Myrth, Columbus and Raglan, of South Ontario ; of William Thom 
son, of Zion Presbyterian Church of Thessalon ; of Mrs. R. Boville, of the W.C.T.U. 
of Union, Blind River ; of Eva M. Ciummer, of the Public School and Continuation 
Department of the Town of Thessalon ; of Cecelia McMillen, of the Women s Institute 
of Lee Valley, Sudbury District; of John Mitchell and W. H. Drummond, of Knox 
Church Sabbath School of Waterdown; of M. Chittick, of the Young Ladies Mission 
Circle of Stoney Creek Methodist Church; of George Ingham and Reverend C. C. 
Washington, Pastor, of the Methodist Church of Roseneath; of Mrs. D. S. Haig and 
Mrs. A. Spear, of Graf ton Branch of W. Northumberland Women s Institute; of Mrs. 
Bess Merryweather and Mrs. I. Saunders, of the Baptist Church Ladies Aid of 
Welland; of Captain Mabel Cosway, of the Salvation Army of Welland; of Mrs. M. 
J. Nichols and Mrs. J. P. Wroll, of the W.C.T.U. of Welland; of W. R, Chambers, 
of Epworth League of the Welland Methodist Church; of Mrs. 0. H. Garner, of the 
W.C.T.U. of the Town of Welland; of E. E. Reilly, of the Women s Missionary Society 
of the Methodist Church of Welland; of Mrs. H. W. Steraun and Mrs. Arthur 
Matthews, of the Ladies Aid of the Methodist Church, of Crowland Township; of 
J. W. Townsend, of Welland Second Circuit Methodist Church; of Reverend E. S. 
Stevenson, Pastor, of the Free Methodist Church of Welland ; of A. W. Young, of the 
Church of Christ of Welland; of S. R. Honck, of the Ladies Aid of the Methodist 
Church of Welland; of Miss Catharine Clemens and Edward Clemens, of the Christian 
Science Society of Welland; of G. T. Wright, of the Y.M.C.A. of Welland; of Russel 
Bowman, of the Church of God of Welland; of Reverend Thomas Cowan, of the Gen 
eral Ministerial Association of Welland; of J. W. Marshall, B.A., and James Mclloride, 
of the Welland Presbyterian S. S. ; of E. J. Anderson and J. W. Marshall, of the 
Presbyterian Church of Welland; of Johnson Abell and Joseph Rush, of the Church 
of Christ Bible School of Welland; of Reverend Thomas Cowan and George Schram, 
of the Baptist Church of Welland; of Mrs, J. F. Dunn and Mrs. M. S. Pound, of 
Ridgeway W.C.T.U. ; of H. Elgira Hockey and Gladys Series, of Wesleyan Mission 
Circle of Lundy s Lane Methodist Church, Niagara Falls; of R. H. Appleyard and 
Lero Smith, of the First Presbyterian Church of Port Colborne; of Mrs. W. B. 
Kushaw and Mrs. D. E. Millar, of the Thorold Branch of the W.C.T.U.; of J. A. 
Hamilton, of the Free Methodist Church and S. S. of Niagara Falls; of Mrs. Frank 
Matthews, of Bethel Women s Institute of Ontario District; of B. A. Pattison and A. 
N. Armbrust, of the Municipal Council of the Township of Pelham; of Mrs. E. E. Learn 
and Mrs. A. T. Bridgman, of Quaker Road Branch of the Welland Women s Institute ; 
of Reverend H. A. Kellerman, Pastor, of Salem Evangelical Church of Pelham Centre; 
of James Barber and D. M. Walker, of St. Andrew s Church of Niagara Falls; of 
Florence Dickout and Elsie Swartz, of Epworth League of Christian Endeavour of 
Ridgeway; of William H. Campbell and Reverend 0. C. Gray, of the First Baptist 
Church of Niagara Falls; of the Municipal Council of the Town of Thorold; of 
Robert Young and Miss A. Hawkins, of Port Colborne Presbyterian Sabbath School; 
of J. A. Hamilton, of the Free Methodist Church of Niagara Falls ; of M. Coleburgh, 
of Bridgeburg and Fort Erie Railroad Y.M.C.A. ; of Arthur Willson, of Quaker Road 
Sunday School of Thorold Township; of Reverend James L. Harton, Pastor, and 
others, of the Baptist Church of Port Colborne; of Mrs. William Wills and Mrs. Jesse 
Beachin, of Winger Woman s Institute of Welland County; and of John Spencer and 
Harold Caughell, of Port Colborne Baptist Sabbath School, all of the Province of 
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Ontario; of Carrie M. Thomson and Sadie S. H. Rusk, of the W.C.T.U. of Brace- 
bridge; of C. Christie and F. W. Elliott, of the Municipal Council of the Township 
of Saugeen; of Eeverend H. D. Moore, Pastor, and Ira Stilwell, of the Regular Baptist 
Church of Eden; of Reverend J. H. Osterhout, Pastor, and Henry Traver, of the 
Methodist Churches of Thedford Circuit; of Reverend A. G. Harris and W. B. Leslie, 
of the Methodist Church of Thamesford, all of the Province of Ontario ; of Reverend 
William Girdwood and John A. Scott, of the Presbyterian Congregations of St. Croix, 
Sweet s Corner and Ellerhouse; of Clyde Davis and H. P. Lynch, of Avonlea Divi 
sion S. of T. No. 991; of H. H. Phinney and R. W. Phinney, of Maple Grove Division 
of Wittenburg; of George R. Gillie and Vera C. Sangster, of Steadfast Division No. 
564, S. of T. of New Harbour, all of Nova Scotia; of Reverend A, MacLurg, of Cowan 
Avenue Presbyterian Church, Toronto; of Richard Jefferson, of Burnhamthorpe 
Methodist Church ; of M. A. Lenty and William Baldock, of Trinity Methodist Church 
of Malton; and of Miss Pearl Wetts, of the King s Daughters and Sons Circle of Nor 
wich Gore, all of the Province of Ontario ; of Daniel Cameron and George A. Walker, 
of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church of Metcalf e ; of Reverend Douglas Laing, Pastor, 
and Frederick William Musselwhite, of the First Baptist Church of Kingston; of H. 
W. Newman and W. Chapman, of Cookes Presbyterian Church Sabbath School of 
Kingston; of Agnes M. Litton and Robert H. Treneer, of the Christian Endeavour 
Union of Kingston, all of the Province of Ontario; of Reverend Lewis F. Wallace 
and others, of the Baptist Church, Clarence; of C. C. Chute and F. E. Roop, of the 
United Baptist Churches of .Kingston and Melvern Square, all of Nova Scotia ; of 
C. A. Fink, Clerk of the Municipal Council of the Town of Mattawa; of Mrs. John 
Chalk and Mrs. D. McKellar, of the Women s Temperance Union of Alvinston; of 
Reverend A. T. Sowerby, Pastor, and Robert A. Pearce, of Dovercourt Road Baptist 
Church of Toronto; of Mrs. A. McWebb and Miss R. Dean, of Terrace Hill and 
Grand View Branch of North Brant Women s Institute; of Edgar 0. Clarke, of the 
Young People s Society of Christian Endeavour, Ventry; of Bertha M. Shier, of 
Epworth League of North Keppel; of H. R. Hunt and Pete J. F. Jeffery, of Bayside 
Council No. 553 of the Royal Templars of Temperance; of E. C. Currie and D. V. 
Sinclair, of John St. Presbyterian Church of Belleville; of Ross Hubble, of Tabernacle 
S. S. of Stockdale Circuit, Frankford; of Reverend C. Taggart Scott, Pastor, and 
F. E. O Flynn, of Bridge St. Methodist Church of Belleville; of Horace A. Yeomans, 
of the City of Belleville; of Frank Williams and Earl McAdam, of Mount Pleasant 
S. S. of Rawdon Circuit; of S. S. McComb and S. G. Micklejohn, of Springbrook 
Farmers Club ; of G. F. Spencer and Elgin P. Chard, of Anson Farmers Club of the 
Township of Rowdon; of G. F. Spencer and G. N. Smith, of the Men s Adult Bible 
Class of Rawdon Circuit; of E. A. Woolton, of St. Andrew s S. S. of Maynooth; of 
Thomas Montgomery and W. F. Bateman, of the Municipal Council of the Township 
of Rawdon; of Horace A. Yeomans, of the Citizens Welfare League of the City of 
Belleville; and of Mrs. John Clements and Miss Molly Tanner, of the Woman s Insti 
tute of Ivanhoe, all of the Province of Ontario; of George S. Von Volkenburg and 
Marshall Wanamaker, of the S. S. of Trent River; of James H. Caskey and Reverend 
C. F. Mcliitosh, of the S. S. of St. Andrew s Church of Campbellf ord ; of Reverend 
J. W. Gregory, Pastor, and John McNeill, of the Regular Baptist Church of Fuller- 
ton; and of H. 0. Bragg and others, of Salem Epworth League of Kirkton Circuit, all 
of the Province of Ontario ; of Mrs. Horace Kent and Hilda M. Grant, of Ostrea Lake 
Division of the Sons of Temperance; and of Reverend Brice D. Knott, Pastor, of the 
United Baptist Church of Mahone Bay, all of Nova Scotia; of S. W. Coulter and E. 
Maywood, of the Methodist Sabbath School of Millbank; of William Pinkney and 
Kenneth Bloatson, of the Sabbath School of Dixie Presbyterian Church; of Mrs. John 
R. Murray and Georgette R. Moore, of the W.C.T.U. of Dundas; of James McCullough 
and D. Adams, of the Municipal Council of the Township of Calvin; of Josephine 



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Stevens and others, of- the W.C.T.U. of Bowruanville ; of A. J. White, Mayor, and M. 
F. Dyk, Clerk of the Municipal Council of Blind Eiver; of Gladys Jones and Rev- 
erend R. J. McCarten, of Webbwood Methodist S. S. ; of William Bell and Reverend 
R. J. McCarten, of the Methodist Church of Lee Valley, all of the Province of 
Ontario ; severally praying for the passing, as a war measure, of an Act prohibiting 
the manufacture and importation into the Dominion of Canada, of intoxicating 
liquors for beverage purposes; also, the sending, carrying, delivering or receiving of 
any such liquors in any province or area in which the sale of such liquors for bever 
age purposes is prohibited. 

The Honourable Mr. Nicholls, from the Special Committee to inquire into and 
report upon the best method or methods of conserving and increasing our domestic and 
overseas trade, presented their First Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

WEDNESDAY, June 18, 191.. 

The Special Committee appointed to inquire and report upon the best method or 
methods of conserving and increasing our domestic and Overseas trade to the end 
that our present prosperity may not unduly suffer when the stimulus resulting from 
orders for munitions and other war supplies is removed, beg leave to make their First 
Report, as follows: 

The Committee recommend : 

1. That the quorum of the Committee be reduced to three (3) Members. 

2. That the Committee have power to send for persons, papers and records. 

3. That the Committee be authorized to sit during the sittings and adjournments 
of the Senate, and during the recess of Parliament, and also to hold meetings at any 
time and place outside of the city of Ottawa. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

FREDERIC NICHOLLS, 

Chairman, 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Ross (Middleton), from the Standing Committee on Divorce, 
presented their Twenty-fifth Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 383. 

TUESDAY, July 17, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Divorce beg leave to make their Twenty-fifth Report, 
as follows : 

In the matter of the Petition of Albert Edwin Gordon, of the City of Toronto, in 
the Province of Ontario, lumber dealer; praying for the passing of an Act to dissolve 
his marriage with Edna Gertrude Gordon, of the said City of Toronto, and for such 
further and other relief as to the Senate may seem meet. 

1. The Committee have, in obedience to the Rules of the Senate, examined the 
notice of application to Parliament, the petition, the evidence of publication of the 
notice, the evidence of the service on the Respondent of a copy of the notice, and 
all other papers referred with the petition. 



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2. The Committee find that the requirements of the Rules of the Senate have 
been complied with in all material respects. 

3. The Committee have heard and inquired into the matter set forth in the petition 
and have taken evidence upon oath touching the right of the petitioner to the relief 
prayed for. 

4. The Committee report herewith the testimony of the witnesses examined and 
all documents, papers and instruments referred to the Committee by the Senate or 
received in evidence by the Committee. 

5. The Committee recommend that a Bill be passed dissolving the Petitioner s 
said marriage. 

Herewith is submitted a draft, approved by the Committee, of a Bill to that effect. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

W. B. EOSS, 

Chairman. 

It was, on division, Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the 
Day for consideration on Tuesday next. 

The Honourable Mr. Power moved, seconded by the Honourable Mr. Thompson, 

That the appointment of new Senators prior to the dissolution of Parliament 
would be an act of partisanship derogatory to the prestige, dignity and independence 
of this Honourable House and would be a violation of the understanding arrived at 
between the two parties in regard to the cessation of party strife during the war. 

After debate, 

The question of concurrence being put on the said Motion the same was, on 
division, declared in the negative. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill N2, " An Act respecting The Montreal 
Central Terminal Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, it was moved, 

That the Bill C, " An Act to limit the Appellate jurisdiction of the Supreme Court 
of Canada," be now read a second time. 
After debate, 
With leave of the Senate, 
The said Motion was withdrawn. 
Ordered, That the said Bill be discharged from the Orders of the Day. 

The Order of the Day being read for the further consideration in a Committee 
of the Whole of Bill 66, " An Act to amend the Judges Act," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Amendments made 
by the House of Commons to the Bill C2, "An Act to incorporate the Imperial Order 
Daughters of the Empire and the Children of the Empire (Junior Branch)," it was 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be referred to the Standing Committee on 
Miscellaneous Private Bills. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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19th July 



269 



Thursday, July 19th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beique, 

Beith, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Curry, 
Daniel, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Donnelly, 
Douglas, 

PRAYERS. 



Edwards, 

Earrell, 

Gillmor, 

Girroir, 

Godbout, 

Gordon, 

King, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 

Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Lynch-Staunton, 
Mason 

(Brig.-Gen l), 



McCall, 

McLaren, 

McLean, 

McLennan, 

McSweeney, 

Milne, 

Mitchell, 

Montplaisir, 

Murphy, 

Nicholls, 

Planta, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Prince, 

Prowse, 

Eatz, 



Richardson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Middleton), 
Sharpe, 
Shatford, 
Smith, 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudoau, 
Thompson, 
Thorne, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. Gordon : 
Ten Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Donnelly: 
One Petition praying for War Time Prohibition; and 

By the Honourable Mr. Smith: 
One Petition praying for certain amendments of the Criminal Code. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of Mrs. John Auld, of Melbourne, and others, of Appin, Ontario; praying for 
certain amendments of the Criminal Code of Canada, respecting the legal protection 
of girls up to the age of 21 years, and for other purposes. 

Of James F. Ball and Elsie Lindsay, of the Sabbath School of St. Andrew s 
Presbyterian Church, Brooksdale; of James Stoakley, of Mount Elgin Methodist S. S., 
all of Ontario; and of James Blesedell and Tupper Custance, of Shubenacadie Metho 
dist Church, Nova Scotia; of Reverend James Malcolm, of the Congregations of 
Wardsville and Newbury; of Mrs. Charles Stinson and Mrs. Frederick Alfred, of the 
W.C.T.U. of Glencoe; of Reverend Duncan Robertson and Joseph Runnalls, of the 
Presbyterian Church, Mount Brydges; of Reverend J. A. Shaver and W. H. Murray, 
of St. Andrew s Congregation, Strathroy; and of Salome M. Mavgk and H. W. 



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Wagner, of the Methodist Adult Bible Class, Waterloo; of K. J. Noyes and Henry 
Mullet, of Bethesda S. S. of the Township of Huntingdon; of S. G. Chant and 
Eeverend E. J. McCarten, of the Methodist Church of the Town of Webbwood; and 
of Mrs. William Bell and Mrs. Frederick Williams, of the Ladies Aid of Lee Valley ; of 
N. H. Gray and Pearl Stilwell, of Eden Baptist S. S. ; of Mrs. J. C. Hewitt and Mrs. 
Stephen West, of Sunnyside and McCool Institute, Nipissing District; of B. A. Evoy, 
of Oil Spring Methodist Church; of Mrs. H. Fletcher and Dr. L. K Sim, of Nassaga- 
weya Women s Institute; of Dr. L. L. Bennett, of the Temperance and Moral Eeform 
Association of Georgetown; of Miss Edith Finnemore, of the Burlington Woman s 
Institute; of Thomas Nisbet, of Golden Eule Council No. 60 E. T. of T. of Oakville; 
of Archie McDonald and George Green, of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church of 
Brooksdale; of Janet W. Clarke and others, of the Aspdin Presbyterian Church; of 
Mrs. W. H. Irwin and Miss Lura G. Kobson, of the Birkendale Branch of the North 
Muskoka Women s Institute; of William G. Whitney and Leah Coulter, of the Metho 
dist Church of Milverton; of Keverend J. Wesley Bean, B.A., of Eock Chapel S. S., 
Millgrove Circuit ; and of Mrs. Livingstone Watson and Kate Ireland, of the Women s 
Institute of Bartonville; of D. H. Hodges and others, of Northcote Presbyterian 
Church of the Township of Admaston ; of Mrs. A. Eobinson and Mrs. Sarah E. Creasey, 
of the Ladies Aid Society of the Eosedale Methodist Church; of E. W. Hyde and James 
Eoss, of the Municipal Council of the Township of Townsend; of O. D. Oatman, of 
Goshen Baptist Sabbath School of Township of Middleton; of William Simmons and 
C. A. Berry, of Courtland Baptist Church; and of Frank Eiddle and Elmer L. Nelles, 
of Wilsonville S. S.; of Eeverend J. H. Turnbull and John Keane, of Chalmers Pres 
byterian Church of Ottawa; of William Knox and Eeverend E. M. Cook, of the Metho 
dist Church of South Dummer; of Ben Cardwell and Eeverend E. M. Cook, of the 
Methodist Church of Westwood; and of Marjory Johnston, of Norwood Branch of 
East Peterborough Women s Institute, all of the Province of Ontario; severally pray 
ing for the passing, as a war measure, of an Act prohibiting the manufacture and 
importation into the Dominion of Canada, of intoxicating liquors for beverage pur 
poses; also, the sending, carrying, delivering or receiving of any such liquors in any 
province or area in which the sale of such liquors for beverage purposes is prohibited. 

The Honourable Mr. Nicholls, from the Special Committee to inquire into and 
report upon the best method or methods of conserving and increasing our domestic and 
overseas trade, presented their Second Eeport. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

COMMITTEE EOOM No. 69, 

THURSDAY, July 19, 1917. 

The Special Committee appointed to inquire into and report upon the best 
method or methods of conserving and increasing our domestic and overseas trade to 
the end that our present prosperity may not unduly suffer when the stimulus resulting 
from orders for munitions and other war supplies is removed, beg leave to .make their 
Second Eeport, as follows : 

Your Committee has had under consideration for its first objective the best means 
of meeting the needs of Canadian trade after the war, with particular reference to : 

1. Securing orders for overseas trade to replace in part the great volume of orders 
that during the war have been received for war munitions and supplies. 

2. The financing of large overseas contracts. 

After due inquiry your Committee are of the opinion that the organization of a 
trade bank to be known as The Canadian Trade Corporation would best meet the- 
object. In arriving at this conclusion due regard has been paid to the evidence sub- 



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mitted before a Committee appointed by The British Board of Trade " to consider 
the best means of meeting the needs of British firms after the war." As a result of 
the report of the British Committee the Government of Great Britain has granted a 
Royal Qharter to a trade bank known as The British Trade Corporation, having for 
its object amongst others the following: 

(a) To afford advice and financial assistance to British commercial and industrial 
undertakings and generally to further the development of British trade, industry and 
commerce. 

(ft) To assist in obtaining orders from abroad for British manufacturers and 
traders, and to grant financial facilities for the execution of such orders. 

(c) To acquaint themselves with the conditions of trade and with the business 
requirements of all countries of the world and to enter into banking arrangements 
with such countries with colonial and British foreign banks, or where necessary to 
open up branches in such countries. 

(d~) To establish, equip and maintain information bureaus in close touch with 
the Department of Commercial Intelligence of the Board of Trade for furnishing 
British merchants or manufacturers and the business community generally with 
reliable data and information upon openings for trade, new contracts, state and other 
loan and issue proposals, and generally upon all matters relating to foreign trade and 
business, and to undertake the examination of industrial projects. 

(e) To act as an agent for carrying through overseas commercial and financial 
transactions in which His Majesty s Government may be interested and to receive 
official recognition and assistance. 

Your Committee have after inquiry ascertained that the chartered banks, or some 
of them, and leading industrial and commercial companies a.nd individuals are will 
ing to favourably consider undertaking the organization and operation of a Canadian 
corporation somewhat similar to the British organization, and having for its object 
the conservation and extension of Canadian trade after the war. Your Committee 
have taken into consideration that the British Trade Corporation, although not 
directly operated under the control of the British Government, was nevertheless organ 
ized directly at the instigation of that Government, which has accorded them certain 
privileges and extended to them a certain measure of assistance and official recogni 
tion. 

Your Committee therefore recommend : 

That the Senate of Canada forward to The Right Honourable the Prime 
Minister, Sir Eobert Borden, G.C.M.G., a copy of this Second Eeport of the Special 
Committee on the Conservation of Canadian Trade, with the request that due regard 
and consideration be given to the importance and advisability of aiding in such man 
ner as may be deemed prudent and advisable, the formation of a Canadian Trade and 
Banking Corporation which will meet the requirements set forth. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

FREDERIC NICHOLLS, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion on Tuesday next. 

His Honour the Speaker presented to the Senate: 

Certified copy of a Report of the Committee of the Privy Council, approved by 
His Excellency the Governor General, on the 17th instant, as follows : 



272 19th July 1917 



P. C. 1960. 

CERTIFIED copy of a Report of the Committee of the Privy Council, approved by His 
Excellency the Governor General on the 17th July, 1917. 

The Committee of the Privy Council have had before them a report dated 12th 
July, 1917, from "the Minister of Finance, stating that the members of the Public 
Service Committee of the National Service Board of Canada, acting under the 
authority of an Order in Council dated 29th November, 1916, made a report, dated 
May 9, 1917, embodying certain recommendations and suggestions in connection with 
the reorganization of the Public Service in Ottawa. The attention of Your Excellency 
is especially drawn to the following extract from the report: 

" Your Committee would point out that strong appeals are being made to 
the people of Canada to economize in every way, with the object of assisting in 
bringing the war to a successful conclusion; and your Committee are of opinion 
that the great majority of the Public Service in Ottawa are quite willing to 
give heed to this appeal and assist to the utmost in doing their part. After 
careful investigation your Committee are of the unanimous opinion that the 
Public Service in Ottawa could be reduced twenty per cent without affecting 
its efficiency, by proportionately increasing the hours of service, thus effecting 
a considerable saving to the country. But to be within safe limits an immediate 
reduction of fifteen per cent or say 1,750 employees of the Public Service in 
Ottawa is recommended." 

The Minister recommends, in view of the increasing financial demands upon the 
Government due to the war, and the consequent necessity of economizing our other 
expenditures, so far as is possible consistently with maintaining the efficiency of the 
Public Service, that the Ministers in charge of the several Departments of the Govern 
ment give immediate attention to the recommendations of the Committee, with a view 
to reducing their staffs to such extent as may in their judgment be practicable and 
expedient in the public interest. 

The Committee submit the same for approval. 

EODOLPHE BOUDKEAU, 

Clerk of the Privy Council. 
The Honourable 

The Speaker of the Senate. 

Ordered, That the same do lie on t ne Table. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 
Copy of a Manifesto setting forth the aims and aspirations of the Jugoslavs 
(Serbs, Croats and Slovens), subject to Austro-Hungarian rule. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 228.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
again put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 66, " An Act to amend the 
Judges Act." 

(In the Committee. ) 

Clauses 1 to 4 both inclusive having been previously agreed to, 

It was moved to add the following as Clause 5 : 

5. Sections 20, 22, 25 and 26 of the said Act are repealed, but such repeal shall 
not be construed to affect the pension of any judge who has resigned or been retired 
before the passing of this Act. 

Consideration of said amendment postponed. 



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It was then moved that the following be added as Clause 6 with Schedule 
thereto : 

6. Section 33 of the said Act is amended and the following sub-sections are added 
thereto : 

2. Every such judge shall, in the month of December in each year file with the 
Minister of Justice a statement to the effect that he has complied with the terms of 
this section, or if not, the manner in which he has departed therefrom, and no salary 
shall be paid to any such judge who has failed to file such statement. Such statement 
may be in the form in the Schedule to this Act. 

3. No judge of any of the Courts mentioned in section 38 of said Act who may 
be appointed by any competent authority a member of any commission, or to any 
duty outside his usual judicial duties shall receive any pay for such services, but may 
receive necessary travelling and living expenses. 

SCHEDULE. 

(Place of residence of Judge.) 

(Date.) 
SIR 

I, Judge of the (name of Court and 

County or district) declare that 

1. I have during the year in all respects complied with the terms of 
Section 33 of Chapter 138 of the Revised Statutes of Canada and the Amendments 
thereto : or 

2. I have failed to comply with the terms of Section 33 of Chapter 138 of the 
Revised Statutes of Canada and the Amendments thereto in the following particulars: 

(State particulars.) 
The Minister of Justice, 
Ottawa. 



After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
taken the said Bill into consideration, made some progress therein, and asked leave to 
sit again. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for further consid 
eration in a Committee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 73, " An Act to amend The Meat and 
Canned Foods Act," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 74, " An Act to amend The Fisheries 
Act, 1914," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 91, " An Act to amend The Saint 
John and Quebec Railway Act, 1916," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 



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Pursuant- to the Order of the Day, the Bill 99, "An Act to amend the Interest 
Act," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the First Eeport of the 
Special Committee appointed to inquire into and report upon the best method or 
methods of conserving and increasing our domestic and overseas trade, it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until Tuesday next. 

With leave of the Senate, it was, on motion, 

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns to-day, it do stand adjourned until 
Tuesday next at eight o clock in the evening; and that all the Committees have leave 
to sit during the said adjournment. 

^ 

The Senate adjourned. 



8 George V 



24th July 



275 



Tuesday, July 24th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beique, 

Beith, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Choquette, 
Cloran, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Douglas, 

PRAYERS. 



Edwards, 

Farrell, 

Fowler, 

Gillmor, 

Gordon, 

King, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 

Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Lynch-Staunton, 
.Mason 

(Brig.-Gen l), 
McCall, 



McHugh, 

McLaren, 

McLean, 

McLennan, 

McSweeney, 

Milne, 

Mitchell, 

Montplaisir, 

Murphy, 

Nicholls, 

Planta, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Prince, 

Prowse, 

Ratz, 



Richardson, 

Robertson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Middletoii), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Shatford, 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 




His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that the Clerk had received a 
Certificate from the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery showing that the Honourable 
George W. Eowler had been summoned to the Senate. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 



E 



CANADA. 

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, July 12, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General, has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing date 
the Twenty-ninth day of June, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), George W. Fowler, Esquire, of Sussex, New Brunswick, as a Member of the 
Senate and a Senator for the Province of New Brunswick. 

JAMES G. EOLEY, 

Cleric of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To A. E. BLOUNT, Esquire, 

Cleric of the Senate, Ottawa. 



276 24th July 1917 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that a Senator was without, waiting 
to be introduced. 

The Honourable George W. Fowler was introduced between the Honourable 
Sir James Lougheed and the Honourable Mr. Daniel, and having presented His 
Majesty s Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows: 




CANADA. 
JOHN IDINGTON, 
Deputy Governor General of Canada. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, ly the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved George W. Fowler, Esquire, of Sussex, in Our 
Province of New Brunswick, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 
arduous affairs which may the State and Defence ojE Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, we have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden; and this you are in no wise to omit. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. 

WITNESS : The Honourable John Idington, one of the Judges of the Supreme Court 
of Canada, Deputy of Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved Cousin 
and Counsellor, Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of 
Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of 
Hardwicke, Baron Cavendish of Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order 
of the Garter; One of Our Most Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand 
Cross of Our Most Distinguish Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; 
Knight Grand Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order; Governor General and 
Commander-in-Chief of Our Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Twenty-ninth day of June, in the year of Our Lord, 
One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen, and in the Eighth 
year of Our Reign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Cleric of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 

Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 



8 George V 24th July 277 



The Honourable Mr. Fowler came to the Table and took and subscribed the 
Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one. of the 
Commissioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the 
Senate. 

His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that the Honourable George W. 
Fowler had made and subscribed the Declaration of Qualification required of him 
by The British North America Act,, 1867, in the presence of the Clerk of the Senate, 
one of the Commissioners appointed to receive and witness the same. 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that he had received the following 
communication from the Governor General s Secretary : 

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL S SF.CRETARY, 
CANADA. 

OTTAWA, 24th July, 1917. 

SIR, I have the honour to inform you that The Honourable Mr. Justice Idington, 
acting as Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, will proceed to the Senate 
Chamber at 4 o clock on Wednesday, the 25th instant, for the purpose of giving the 
Royal Assent to certain Bills. 

I have the honour to be, Sir, 

Your obedient servant, 

JAMES F. CROWDY, 

Chief Clerl: 
The Honourable 

The Speaker of the Senate. 

The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table : 

By the Honourable Mr. Ratz : 
One Petition praying for War Time Prohibition. 

By the Honourable Mr. Sproule: 
Fifteen Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition; and 

By the Honourable Mr. Gordon : 
One Petition praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 

Order in Council P.C. 2021, dated the 23rd July, 1917, respecting the appoint 
ment of a Board of Examiners concerning Cold Storage, the prices of necessaries of 
life, etc. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1911, No. 2101.) 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill P, " An Act 
to incorporate The Army and Navy Veterans in Canada," it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to the 7th of August next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill U, An Act 
to incorporate The Great War Veterans Association of Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to the 7th of August next. 



278 24th July 1917 



Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Twenty-fifth Eeport of the Standing Committee on Divorce, to whom was referred 
the Petition of Albert Edwin Gordon, together with the evidence taken before the said 
Committee. 

The said Report was, on division, adopted. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
again put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 66, " An Act to amend the 
Judges Act." 

(In the Committee.) 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
again taken the said Bill into consideration, made some progress therein, and asked 
leave to sit again; and reported also that a point of order had been raised, That this 
being a Money Bill it cannot be amended by the Senate and desired the Honourable 
the Speaker to rule on the point of order. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the* Orders of .the Daj for further con 
sideration in a Committee of the Whole to-morrow. 

The Order of the Day being read for the further consideration in a Committee 
of the Whole of the Bill 73, "An Act to amend The Meat and Canned Foods Act," it 
was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 74, " An Act to amend The Fisheries 
Act, 1914." 

(In the Committee.) 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Gordon, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Bead 
ing to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 91, " An Act to amend The Saint John 
and Quebec Eailway Act, 1916." 

(In the Committee.) 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Sproule, from the said Committee, reported that they had. 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 99, " An Act to amend the Interest 
Act." 



8 George V 24th July 279 



(In the Committee.) 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. MoSweeney, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill he placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

The Order of the Day heing read for the consideration of the First Keport of the 
Special Committee appointed to inquire into and report upon the best method or 
methods of conserving and increasing our domestic and oversea trade, 

It was moved, 

That the said Report be now adopted. 

It was moved, in amendment, 

That the word " not " be inserted after the word " be " in the said motion, and 
the following words be added at the end of the question; but that it be amended by 
striking out the words : " and during the recess of Parliament " after the word 
" Senate " in the third paragraph. 

The question of concurrence being put upon the said motion in amendment, it 
was resolved in the affirmative. 

The question then being put on the adoption of the Report, as amended, the same 
was resolved in the affirmative, and 

Ordered accordingly. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Second Report of the 
Special Committee appointed to inquire into and report upon the best method or 
methods of conserving and increasing our domestic and overseas trade, it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 

Messages were brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk to return the 
following Bills: 

P2, " An Act to incorporate The North American Accident Insurance Company;" 
and 

R2, " An Act for the relief of John Newton Salter." 

And to acquaint the Senate that they have passed the said Bills, without any 
amendment. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, in the follow 
ing words : 

HOUSE OF COMMONS, 

FRIDAY, July 20, 1917. 

Resolved, That a Message be sent to the Senate to return to that House the 
evidence, etc., taken before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to 
whom was referred the Petition on which the following Bill was founded : 

Bill No. 109 (Letter R2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
John Newton Salter." 

Ordered, That the Clerk of the House do carry the said Message to the Senate. 
Attest. 

THOS. B. FLINT, 

Cleric of the Commons. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, to return 
the Bill I, intituled : " An Act to incorporate The Canadian Division of the Aerial 
League of the British Empire," and to acquaint the Senate that they have passed the 
said Bill, with several amendments to which they desire their concurrence. 

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280 24th July 1917 



The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

Page 4, line 23. Strike out all the words after " whatever " to the end of the 

clause and insert the following : 

"(2) The annual value of the real estate held by or in trust for the Association in 

Canada, shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars. 

(3) The Association shall, within ten years after its acquisition of any real estate or 
within any extension of such period as is in this section provided, sell or otherwise 
dispose of and alienate so much of such real estate as is not required for the use and 
occupation of the Association, but nothing herein contained shall be deemed in any 
wise to ..vary or otherwise affect any trust relating to such property. 

(4) The Treasury Board may direct that the time for the sale or disposal of any such 
real estate shall be extended for a further period or periods, not to exceed five years. 

(5) The whole period during which the Association may hold such real estate under 
the foregoing provisions of this section shall not exceed fifteen years from the date of 
the acquisition thereof. 

(6) Any real estate not required by the Association for its own use, held by the Asso 
ciation for a longer period than authorized by the foregoing provisions of this section 
shall be forfeited to His Majesty for the use of the Dominion of Canada." 

Page 5, line 3. Immediately after paragraph (/) of section 10, insert the follow 
ing subsection: 

"(2) Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize the Association to 
issue any note or bill payable to bearer thereof, or any promissory note intended to be 
circulated as money or as the note or bill of a bank, or to engage in the business of 
banking or insurance." 

Page 5, line 10. Immediately after section 11 insert the following section: 

" 12. The Association shall acquire and take over all the existing assets, interests, 
rights, credits, effects and property, movable or immovable, held and enjoyed by the 
existing Association, and shall be subject to all the obligations and liabilities of the 
said existing Association, and except in so far as it may be necessary for the purposes 
of such transfer, the powers and authority vested in the Association by the provisions 
of this Act shall not be exercised or become effective until all the assets, interests, 
rights, credits, effects, property, obligations and liabilities of the said existing Asso 
ciation, have been transferred to and assumed by the Association, and evidence of 
such transfer and assumption, satisfactory to the Secretary of State of Canada has 
been filed with the said Secretary of State and a statement to that effect has been 
published in the Canada Gazette by the said Secretary of State." 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day for con 
sideration on Thursday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
92, intituled: "An Act respecting a certain Convention between His Majesty and the 
United States of America for the protection of Migratory Birds in Canada and the 
United States," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
98, intituled : " An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act and the Echequer Court 
Act," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

The Senate adjourned. 



8 George V 



25th July 



281 



Wednesday, July 25th, 1917. 



The Members convened were : 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beique, 


Edwards, 


McHugh, 


Beith, 


Farrell, 


McLaren, 


Belcourt, 


Fowler, 


McLean, 


Bostock, 


Gillmor, 


McLennan, 


Bourque, 


Girroir, 


McSweeney, 


Bowell 


Gordon, 


Milne, 


(Sir Mackenzie), 


King, 


Mitchell, 


Boyer, 


Laird, 


, Montplaisir, 


Casgrain, 


Landry, 


Murphy, 


Choquette, 


La Riviere, 


Nicholls, 


Cloran, 


Lavergne, 


Planta, 


Dandurand, 


Legris, 


Poirier, 


Daniel, 


Lougheed 


Pope, 


David, 


(Sir James), 


Power, 


Dennis, 


Lynch-Staunton, 


Prince, 


Dessaulles, 


Mason 


Prowse, 


De Veber, 


(Brig.-Gen l), 


Ratz, 


Donnelly, 


McCall, 


Richardson, 



Boche, 
Ross 

(Middleton), 
Eoss 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Shatford, 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



PRAYERS. 

The Honourable Mr. Gordon presented to the Senate, a Bill T2, intituled : " An 
Act for the relief of Albert Edwin Gordon." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and, on division, 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

His Honour the Speaker gave his ruling on the Point of Order raised yesterday 
in a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 66, " An Act to amend the Judges Act " : 
That this being a Money Bill, it cannot be amended by the Senate, and declared the 
same not well taken. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 74, " An Act to amend The Fisheries 
Act, 1914," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 91, " An Act to amend The Saint John 
and Quebec Railway Act, 1916," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

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282 25th July 1917 



Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 99, "An Act to amend the Interest 
Act," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
again put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 66, "An Act to amend the Judges 
Act." 

(In the Committee.) 

After a while the Senate resumed. 
The Senate adjourned during pleasure. 

The Honourable John Idington, one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of 
Canada, Deputy Governor General, having come and being seated at the foot of the 
Throne, 

His Honour the Speaker commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Kod 
to proceed to the House of Commons and acquaint that House that, " It is the Hon 
ourable the Deputy Governor General s desire that they attend him immediately in 
the Senate." 

Who being come with their Speaker; 

His Honour the Speaker of the Senate said : 

Honourable Gentlemen of the Senate: 
Gentlemen of the House of Commons: 

I have the honour to inform you that His Excellency the Governor General has 
been pleased to cause Letters Patent to be issued under His Sign Manual and Signet 
constitxiting the Honourable John Idington, one of the Judges of the Supreme Court 
of Canada, his Deputy, to do in His Excellency s name all acts on his part necessary 
to be done in this Parliament. 

The said Commission was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 




CANADA. 
DEVONSHIRE. 

[L. S.] 

By His Excellency, the Most Noble Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, 
Marquess of Hartington, Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish 
of Hardwicke, Baron Cavendish of Keighley, Knight of the Most Noble Order of 
the Garter, One of His Majesty s Most Honourable Privy Council, Knight Grand 
Cross of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; 
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order; Governor General and Com- 
mander-in-G hief of the Dominion of Canada. 



8 George V 25th July 283 

To the Honourable John Idington, one of the Judges of the Supreme Court of Canada, 

GREETING : 

KNOW you, that being well assured of your loyalty, fidelity and capacity I, under 
and by virtue of and in pursuance of the powers and authority vested in me by the 
Commission under the Royal Sign Manual and Signet of His Majesty the King con 
stituting and appointing me to be His Majesty s Governor General in and over the 
Dominion of Canada, and by " The British North America Act, 1867," do hereby 
nominate, constitute and appoint you the said John Idington, to be my Deputy within 
the Dominion of Canada, and in that capacity to exercise, but subject to any limita 
tions or directions from time to time expressed or given by His Majesty, all the powers, 
authorities and functions vested in and of right exercisable by me as Governor General, 
saving and excepting the powers of dissolving the House of Commons of Canada. 

To have, hold, exercise and enjoy the said office of Deputy of me the Governor 
General of Canada, as aforesaid, together with all and every the powers, rights, author 
ity and privileges unto the said office belonging or which ought to belong to the same 
unto you the said John Idington for and during my pleasure. 

GIVEN under my hand and seal at arms, at Ottawa, this second day of July, in the 
year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventeen, and in the eighth year of 
His Majesty s Reign. 

Ordered, That the same be entered in the Journals. 

The Clerk of the Crown in Chancery read the Titles of the Bills to be passed, as 
follows : 

An Act respecting The Guardian Accident and Guarantee Company, and to change 
its name to " The Guardian Insurance Company of Canada." 

An Act respecting The Grain Growers Grain Company, Limited, and to authorize 
it to change its name to " United Grain Growers, Limited." 

An Act respecting the Saint John Board of Trade. 

An Act to amend the Act incorporating The Canadian Surety Company. 

An Act respecting The Canadian Order of the Woodmen of the World. 

An Act to incorporate Alliance Nationale. 

An Act to incorporate La Societe des Artisans Canadiens Fran^ais. 

An Act respecting the Athabaska Northern Railway Company. 

An Act respecting The Lachine, Jacques-Cartier and Maisonneuve Eailway Com 
pany. 

An Act to confirm certain agreements made between The Vancouver, Victoria 
and Eastern Eailway and Navigation Company, and The Canadian Northern Pacific 
Eailway Company. 

An Act respecting The Western Dominion Eailway Company. 

An Act respecting The Calgary and Fernie Eailway Company. 

An Act respecting The Canadian Northern Quebec Eailway Company. 

An Act respecting The Canadian Western Eailway Company. 

An Act respecting The Kaslo and Slocan Eailway Company. 

An Act respecting The Mount Eoyal Tunnel and Terminal Company, Limited. 

An Act to incorporate The Eastern Telephone and Telegraph Company. 

An Act respecting The Grand Trunk Pacific Branch Lines Company. 

An Act to incorporate The Bishop of Mackenzie Eiver. 

An Act to amend the Act to incorporate The Canadian General Council of the 
Boy Scouts Association. 

An Act respecting The Interprovincial and James Bay Eailway Company. 



284 25th July 1917 



An Act respecting La Compagnie du Chemin de Per de Colonisation du Nord. 

An Act respecting The Continental Heat and Light Company. 

An Act respecting certain patents of George C. Breidert and Burton W. Mudge. 

An Act for the relief of Delbert Kalph O Neil. 

An Act for the relief of Edward Austin Barnwell. 

An Act for the relief of Charles Frederick Keuben Jones. 

An Act for the relief of John Bassnett Parker. 

An Act for the relief of Amy Beatrice Mathews Hilton. 

An Act for the relief of Colin Darrach Poole. 

An Act for the relief of Thomas Edwin Jory. 

An Act for the relief of Florence Evaline iSnyder Lockwood. 

An Act to incorporate The Grand Lodge of the Canadian Association of Station 
ary Engineers of the Dominion of Canada. 

An Act to facilitate certain financial arrangements between the Government of 
the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Canadian Pacific Railway 
Company, and for other purposes. 

An Act to amend the Penny Bank Act. 

An Act to repeal The Ocean Telegraph Act. 

An Act to amend the Chinese Immigration Act. 

An Act to amend the Civil Service Act. 

An Act to amend The Business Profits War Tax Act, 1916. 

An Act respecting The British Columbia and White River Railway Company. 

An Act respecting The Western Life Assurance Company. 

An Act for the relief of George Walter Sherald Garrett. 

An Act for the relief of Gertrude Ellen Beal. 

An Act for the relief of Donald George Whibley. 

An Act respecting a patent of Ernest Mead Baker. 

An Act respecting a patent of James B. King and others. 

An Act for the relief of George Maisey. 

An Act for the relief of Herbert Featherstone Conover. 

An Act respecting The Empire Life Insurance Company of Canada. 

An Act respecting the Security Life Insurance Company of Canada. 

An Act respecting The Essex Terminal Railway Company. 

An Act to incorporate The Kenora and English River Railway Company. 

An Act for the relief of Florence Amelia Kennedy. 

An Act to authorize the issue of a patent to James Wallace Tygard. 

An Act respecting a certain patent of the Sharp Rotary Ash Receiver Company, 
Incorporated. 

An Act to incorporate The Canadian Council of The Girl Guides Association. 

An Act respecting The Canada Preferred Insurance Company. 

An Act respecting The Western Canada Accident and Guarantee Insurance Com- 
-pany. 

To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk of the Senate, in 
the following words: 

" In His Majesty s name the Honourable the Deputy Governor General doth assent 
to these Bills." 

The Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons then addressed the Hon 
ourable the Deptuy Governor General, as follows : 

" MAY IT PLEASE YOUR HONOUR : 

" The Commons of Canada have voted certain Supplies required to enable His 
Majesty to defray certain expenses of the Public Service. 



8 George V 25th July 285 



" In the name of the Commons, I present to Your Honour the following Bill : 
" An Act for granting to His Majesty certain sums of money for the Public Ser 
vice of the financial year ending the 31st March, 1918. 

; To this Bill I humbly request Your Honour s assent." 

Then, after the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery had read the title of this Bill, 
To this Bill the Koyal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk of the Senate, in the 
following words : 

" In His Majesty s name, the Honourable the Deputy Governor General thanks 
His Loyal Subjects, accepts their benevolence, and assents to this Bill." 

The Honourable the Deputy Governor was pleased to retire. 
The House of Commons withdrew. 

The Senate resumed. 

The Senate was adjourned during pleasure and again put into a Committee of the 
Whole on the Bill 66, " An Act to amend the Judges Act." 

(In the Committee.) 

It was moved to add the following as Clause 5 of the Bill: 

5. (1) Sections 20, 22 as enacted by section 3 of chapter 39 of the statutes of 1908, 
and 25 as enacted by section 9 of chapter 28 of the statutes of 1913, of the said Act are 
hereby repealed; but such repeal shall not be construed to affect the pension of any 
judge who before the passing of this Act has resigned or been retired. 

(2) Section 26 of the said Act, as enacted by section 9 of chapter 28 of the statutes 
of 1913, is amended by striking out the words " sections 24 and 25 " and substituting 
therefor the words " section 24." 

Which was resolved in the affirmative. 

It was then moved to add the following as Clauses 6, 7 and 8. 

6. Section 33 of the said Act is amended by inserting after the word " Canada," 
in the third line thereof, the words " shall act as a member of any Commission, or per 
form any duties outside his judicial duties, or ". 

7. Section 33 of the said Act is further amended by adding thereto the following 
as subsection 2 : 

" 2. Every such judge shall, in the month of December in each year file with the 
Minister of Justice a statement to the effect that he has complied with the terms of 
this section, or if not, the manner in which he has departed therefrom, and no salary 
shall be paid to any such judge who has failed to file such statement. Such statement 
may be in the form in the Schedule to this Act." 

8. The said Act is amended by adding the following Schedule thereto : 

SCHEDULE. 

(Place of residence of Judge.) 

(Date.) 
SIR, 

I, Judge of the (name of Court and 

County or district) declare that 

1. I have during the year in all respects complied with the terms of 

Section 33 of Chapter 138 of the Revised ^Statutes of Canada and the Amendments 
thereto : or 



286 25th July 1917 



2. I have failed to comply with the terms of Section 33 of Chapter 138 of the 
Revised Statutes of Canada and the Amendments thereto in the following 
particulars : 

(State particulars.) 
The Minister of Justice, 
Ottawa. 

The question of concurrence being put upon the said amendments, they were 
resolved in the affirmative. 

Preamble again read and agreed to. 
Title read and agreed to. 

After a while the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same, with several 
amendments which he was ready to submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to 
receive them. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk. 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day for con 
sideration on Tuesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the further consideration in a Committee 
of the Whole of the Bill 73, " An Act to amend The Meat and Canned Foods Act," it 
was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Second Eeport of the Special Committee appointed to inquire into and report 
upon the best method or methods of conserving and increasing our domestic and over 
seas trade. 

The said Eeport was adopted. 

The Senate adjourned. 



8 George V 



26th July 



287 



Thursday, July 26th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: - 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beique, 
Beith, 

Belcourt, 
Bostock, 
Bourque, 
Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Choquette, 
Oloran, 
Crosby, 
Curry, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 

PRAYERS. 



Donnelly, 

Douglas, 

Edwards, 

Earrell, 

Eorget, 

Eowler, 

Gillmor, 

Girroir, 

King, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Xegris, 

Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Lynch-Staunton, 
Mason 

(Brig.-Gen l), 



McCall, 

McHugh, 

McLaren, 

McLean, 

McLennan, 

McSweeney, 

Milne, 

Mitchell, 

Montplaisir, 

Murphy, 

Nicholls, 

Planta, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Prince, 

Prowse, 

Rate, 

Richardson, 



Roche, 
Hoss 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Shatford, 
Smith, 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
Watson, 
Yeo. 



The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table : 

By the Honourable Mr. Smith : 
Ten Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition; and 

By the Honourable Mr. Thorne : 

Of Omar Lestie Macklem, formerly of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, and 
now Colonel attached to the Munitions Staff, London, England, and at present residing 
in London aforesaid; praying for a Bill of Divorce from his wife, Ethel Jane Macklero. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 
Return to an Order of the Senate for a copy of all papers and correspondence 
between the Minister of Customs and a member of the Executive Council of any 
Province with regard to claims made by the Minister of Customs for the payment of 
Customs duties by the Government of that Province. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1911, No. 229.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Honourable Mr. Casgrain called the attention of the Senate to: The Oliver 
equipment and the Webb equipments. 
Debated. 



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The Honourable Mr. Choquette moved, 

That, in the opinion of the Senate, no delegate, agent or representative 
of this country, to any economic or other meeting or conference between different 
countries, should be appointed by the Government, unless he can speak and write both 
official languages of Canada. 

After debate, 

With leave of the Senate, 

The said Motion was withdrawn. 

A Mtssage was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
67, intituled: "An Act to amend the Customs Act," to which they desire the con 
currence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time. 

With leave of the Seriate, it was 

Ordered, That Kules 23/ and 24a be suspended in respect to the said Bill, and 

That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Heading on Tuesday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
75, intituled : " An Act respecting Military Service," to which they desire the con 
currence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Kules 23/, 24a and b, and 63 be suspended in respect to the said Bill, 
and 

That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Eeading on Tuesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Amendments made 
by the House of Commons to the Bill I, "An Act to incorporate The Canadian 
Division of the Aerial League of the British Empire," it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 92, " An Act respecting a certain 
Convention between His Majesty and the United States of America for the protection 
of Migratory Birds in Canada and the United States," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 98, "An Act to amend the Supreme 
Court Act and the Exchequer Court Act," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

By unanimous consent, 

The Senate adjourned until Tuesday next. 



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289 



Tuesday, 31st July, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Beith, 

Belcourt, 

Blain, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bo well 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Choquette, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Curry, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 

PRAYERS. 



Donnelly, 

Edwards, 

Earrell, 

Fisher, 

Forget, 

Foster, 

Fowler, 

Gillmor, 

Girroir, 

Gordon, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, . 

Legris, 

L Esperance, 

Lougheed , 

(Sir James), 
Lynch-Staunton, 
Mason 

(Brig.-Gen l), 



McCall, 

McHugh, 

McLaren, 

McLean, 

McLennan, 

McMeans, 

Milne, 

Mitchell, 

Montplaisir, 

Murphy, 

Mcholls, 

Planta, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Prince, 

Prowse, 

Ratz, 

Richardson, 

Robertson, 

Roche, 



Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Shatford, 
Smith, 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thorne, 
Watson, 
White, 
Wilson, 
Yeo. 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that the Clerk had received 
Certificates from the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery showing respectively, that the 
Honourable Richard Blain, the Honourable John Henry Fisher, the Honourable 
Lendrum McMeans, the Honourable David Ovide L Esperance, the Honourable George 
Green Foster and the Honourable Richard Smeaton White, have been summoned to 
the Senate. 

The same were then read by the Clerk, as follows : 



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CANADA. 

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, July 26, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General, has been pleased to 
=mmon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing 



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date the Twenty-sixth day of July, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), Eichard Blain, Esquire, of the Town of Brampton, Ontario, as a Member of 
the Senate and a Senator for the Province of Ontario. 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To A. E. BLOUNT, Esquire, 

Clerk of the Senate, Ottawa. 



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CANADA. 

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, July 26, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General, has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing 
date the Twenty-sixth day of July, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), John Henry Fisher, Esquire, of the Town of Paris, Ontario, as a Member of 
the Senate and a Senator for the Province of Ontario. 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Cleric of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To A. E. BLOUNT, Esquire, 

Clerk of the Senate, Ottawa. 



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CANADA. 

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOB CANADA. 

OTTAWA, July 26, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General, has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing 
date the Twenty-sixth day of July, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), Lendrum McMeans, Esquire, of the City of Winnipeg, Manitoba, as a Member 
of the Senate and a Senator for the Province of Manitoba. 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To A. E. BLOUNT, Esquire, 

Clerk of the Senate, Ottawa. 




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CANADA. 

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, July 26, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General, has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing 
date the Twenty-sixth day of July, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), David Ovide Lesperance, Esquire, of the City of Quebec, Quebec, as a Member 
of the Senate and a Senator for the Division of Gulf, in the Province of Quebec, vice 
the Honourable J. B. R. Fiset, deceased. 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To A. E. BLOUNT, Esquire, 

Cleric of the Senate, Ottawa. 



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CANADA. 

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, July 31, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General, has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing 
date the Twenty-seventh day of July, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), George Green Foster, Esquire, of the City of Montreal, Quebec, as a Member 
of the Senate and a Senator for the Division of Alma, in the Province of Quebec, vice 
the Honourable Eobert Mackay, deceased. 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Cleric of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To A. E. BLOUNT, Esquire, 

Cleric of the Senate, Ottawa. 



G ^&H& R 




CANADA. 

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, July 31, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General, has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing 



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date the Thirtieth day of July, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), Richard Smeaton White, Esquire, of the City of Montreal, Quehec, as a 
Member of the Senate and a Senator for the Division of Inkerman, in the Province of 
Quebec, vice the Honourable William Owens, deceased. 

JAMES G. EOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To A. E. BLOUNT, Esquire, 

Clerk of the Senate, Ottawa. 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that there were Senators without, 
waiting to be introduced. 

The Honourable Richard Blain was introduced between the Honourable Sir James 
Lougheed and the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell, and having presented His 
Majesty s Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows: 




CANADA. 
DEVONSHIRE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved Richard Blain, Esquire, of Brampton, in Our 
Province of Ontario, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 
arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do Command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden; and this you are in no wise to omit. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. 

WITNESS: Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved i Cousin and Counsellor, 
Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, 
Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, 
Baron Cavendish of Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; 
One of Our Most Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our 
Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George ; Knight Grand 
Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander-in- 
Chief of Our Dominion of Canada. 



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At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Twenty-sixth day of July, in the year of Our Lord, 
One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen, and in the Eighth 
year of Our Reign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 

Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr. Blain came to the Table and took and subscribed the 
Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one of the 
Commissioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the 
Senate. 



The Honourable John Henry Fisher, was introduced between the Honourable Sir 
James Lougheed and the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell, and having presented His 
Majesty s Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows: 




CANADA. 
DEVONSHIRE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, l>y the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British, Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved John Henry Fisher, Esquire, of Paris, in Our 
Province of Ontario, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 
arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion ; and 
We do Command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden ; and this you are in no wise to omit. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. 

WITNESS : Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, 
Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, 
Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, 
Baron Cavendish of Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; 
One of Our Most Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our 
Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand 
Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander-in- 
Chief of Our Dominion of Canada. 



294 31st July 1917 



At Our Government House,, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Twenty-sixth day of July, in the year of Our Lord, 
One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen, and in the Eighth 
year of Our Keign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Cleric of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 

Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr. Fisher came to the Table and took and subscribed the 
Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one of the 
Commissioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the 
Senate. 



The Honourable Lendrum McMeans was introduced between the Honourable Sir 
James Lougheed and the Honourable Mr. Sharpe, and having presented His Majesty s 
Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows : 




CANADA. 

DEVONSHIRE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, ~by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved Lendrum McMeans, Esquire, of the City of 
Winnipeg, in Our Province of Manitoba, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 
arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do Command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden; and this you are in no wise to omit. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. 

WITNESS: Our Eight Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved (Cousin and Counsellor, 
Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, 
Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, 
Baron Cavendish of Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; 
One of Our Most Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our 
Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George ; Knight Grand 
Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander-in- 
Chief of Our Dominion of Canada. 



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At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Twenty-sixth day of July, in the year of Our Lord, 
One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen, and in the Eighth 
year of Our Reign. , 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Cleric of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 

Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr. McMeans came to the Table and took and subscribed the 
Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one of the 
Commissioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the 
Senate. 



The Honourable David Ovide L Esperance was introduced between the Honourable 
Sir James Lougheed and the Honourable Mr. Beaubien, and having presented His 
Majesty s Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows: 




CANADA. 
DEVONSHIRE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved David Ovide L Esperance, Esquire, of the City 
of Quebec, in Our Province of Quebec, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 
arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, We have thought fit to summon you to -the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do appoint you for the Gulf Electoral Division of Our Province of Quebec; and 
We do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden; and this you are in no wise to omit. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 

and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. 
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296 31st July 1917 



WITNESS : Our Right Trusty and Eight Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, 
Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, 
Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, 
Baron Cavendish of Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; 
One of Our Most Honourable Privy Council ; Knight Grand Cross of Our 
Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand 
Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander-in- 
Chief of Our Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of .OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Twenty-sixth day of July, in the year of Our Lord, 
One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen, and in the Eighth 
year of Our Reign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 

Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr. L Esperance came to the Table and took and subscribed the 
Oath prescribed by law^ which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one of the 
Commissioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the 
Senate. 



The Honourable George Green Foster was introduced between the Honourable 
Sir James Lougheed and the Honourable Mr. Pope, and having presented His 
Majesty s Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows : 




CANADA. 
DEVONSHIRE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, ly the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved George Green Foster, Esquire, of the City of 
Montreal, in Our Province of Quebec, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 
arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do appoint you for the Alma Electoral Division of Our Province of Quebec; and 
We do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden ; and this you are in no wise to omit. 



8 George V 31st July 297 



IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF., We have caused these. Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. 

WITNESS: Our Right Trusty and Eight Entirely Beloved, Cousin and Counsellor, 
Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, 
Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, 
Baron Cavendish of Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; 
One of Our Most Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our 
Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George ; Knight Grand 
Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander-in- 
Chief of Our Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Twenty-seventh day of July, in the year of Our Lord, 
One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen, and in the Eighth 
year of Our Reign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 

Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr. Foster came to the Table and took and subscribed the 
Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one of the 
Commissioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the 
Senate. 



The Honourable Richard Smeaton White was introduced between the Honour 
able Sir James Lougheed and the Honourable Mr. McLennan, and having presented 
His Majesty s Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows : 




CANADA. 
DEVONSHIRE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, ~by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British Dominions l>eyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved Richard Smeaton White, Esquire, of the City 
of Montreal, in Our Province of Quebec, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 
arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do appoint you for the Inkerman Electoral Division of Our Province of Quebec ; and 

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298 31st July 1917 



We do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dorr "] on 
convoked and holden; and this you are in no wise to omit. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. 

WITNESS : Our Right Trusty and Eight Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, 
Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, 
Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, 
Baron Cavendish of Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; 
One of Our Most Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our 
Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George ; Knight Grand 
Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order ; Governor General and Commander-in- 
Chief of Our Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this Thirtieth day of July, in the year of Our Lord, 
One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen, and in the EightE 
year of Our Reign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Cleric of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 

Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr. White came to the Table and took and subscribed the 
Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one of the 
Commissioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the 
Senate. 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that the Honourable Richard Blain, 
the Honourable John Henry Fisher, the Honourable Lendrum McMeans, the Honour 
able David Ovide L Esperance, the Honourable George Green Foster and the Honour 
able Richard Smeaton White, respectively, had made and subscribed the Declaration of 
Qualification required of them by The British North America Act, 1867, in the 
presence of the Clerk of the Senate, one of the Commissioners appointed to receive 
and witness the same. 

The following Petitions were severally brought up and laid on the Table : 

By the Honourable Mr. Taylor : 
Two Petitions praying for War Time Prohibition. 

On motion of the Honourable Mr. Choquette, it was 

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General, praying His Excellency to have laid on the Table of the Senate all documents 
relating to the dismissal of G. V. Dambrugge, employed at the Quarantine, Grosse Isle. 

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General by such Members of this House as are Members of the Privy Council. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill T2, " An Act for the relief of Albert 
Edwin Gordon," was, on division, read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Reading on 
Thursday next. - 



8 George V 31st July 299 



The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Amendments made 
in a Committee of the Whole, to Bill 66, " An Act to amend the Judges Act," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed until Friday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the further consideration in a Committee 
of the Whole of the Bill 73, " An Act to amend The Meat and Canned Foods Act," 
it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 67, " An Act to amend the Customs 
Act," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Beading of the Bill 75, " An Act 
respecting Military Service," 
It was moved, 
That the said Bill be now read a second time. 

It being Six o clock His Honour the Speaker left the Chair to resume the same at 
half past seven o clock. 

7.30 P.M. 
The Senate resumed. 

With leave of the Senate, 

The following Petitions were brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. Landry: 

Of Charles Levert and others, all of the City of Hull, in the Province of Quebec 
(25 Petitions). 

The Senate then resumed the debate on the motion for the Second Reading of the 
Bill 75, " An Act respecting Military Service." 

The question of concurrence being put on the motion : That the said Bill be now 
read a second time, 

It was moved in amendment, 

That the following words be added at the end of the question : " with the under 
standing that this Bill will not come into force till after the General Elections." 

After Debate, it was 

Ordered, That further debate thereon be adjourned till to-morrow; and that it 
then be the first Order of the Day. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Amendments made 
by the House of Commons to the Bill I, " An Act to incorporate The Canadian 
Division of the Aerial League of the British Empire," it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to Friday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration in a Committee of the 
Whole of the Bill 92, " An Act respecting a certain Convention between His Majesty 
and the United States of America for the protection of Migratory Birds in Canada and 
the United States," 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to Friday next. 



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The Order of the Day being read for the consideration in a Committee of the 
Whole of the Bill 98, " An Act to amend the Supreme Court Act and the Exchequer 
Court Act." 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to Friday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

115, intituled : " An Act to amend the Boards of Trade Act," to which they desire the 
concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Beading on 
Friday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 

116, intituled : " An Act to assist Returned Soldiers in settling upon the Land and to 
increase Agricultural production," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

"The Senate adjourned. 



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1st August 



301 



Wednesday, August 1st, 1917. 

The Members convened were: 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Beith, 

Belcourt, 

Blain, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Choquette, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Curry, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 

PRAYERS. 



Donnelly, 

Edwards, 

Farrell, 

Fisher, 

Forget, 

Foster, 

Fowler, 

Gillmor, 

Girroir, 

Gordon, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 

L Esperance, 

Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Lynch- Staunton, 
Mason 

(Brig.-Gen l), 



McCall,, 

McHugh, 

McLaren, 

McLean, 

McLennan, 

McMeans, 

Milne, 

Mitchell, 

Montplaisir, 

Murphy, 

Nicholls, 

Planta, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Prince, 

Prowse, 

Ratz, 

Kichardson, 

Robertson, 

Roche, 



Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Shatford, 
Smith, 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
Watson, 
White, 
Wilson, 
Yeo. 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that he had received from the Joint 
Librarians of Parliament, the following Report respecting statutory increases of 
salary for the staff of the Library : 

LIBRARY OF PARLIAMENT. 

OTTAWA, July 30, 1917. 

SIR, The Librarians of Parliament have the honour to submit for your approval 
the list of persons on the Permanent Staff of the Library affected by the recent Act to 
Amend the Civil Service Act, 1917. 

In order that the necessary authority may be obtained from the Finance Depart 
ment, the Librarians will be obliged if you will return the list at as early a date as 
may be convenient. 

We have the honour to be, Sir, 

Your obedient servants, 

A. D. DE CELLES, 

General Librarian. 

MARTJJST J. GRIFFIN, 

Parliamentary Librarian. 
The Honourable 

The Speaker of the Senate. 



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MEMORANDUM OF PERSONS AFFECTED BY THE CIVIL SERVICE AMENDMENT ACT, 1917. 

Clerks. 

Alfred H. Wharton, 2nd Division, sub-division B. Eligible for annual increments 
to $1,600. Present salary, $1,450. 

Alfred M. W. Carter, 2nd Division, sub-division B. Eligible for annual increments 
to $1,600. Present salary, $1,050. 

Joseph L. Parr, 2nd Division, sub-division B. Salary increase from $800 to $1,000, 
as per section 3, sub-division I, and section 5 of Act. Eligible for annual increments 
to $1,600. 

Joseph G. Pigeon, 3rd Division, sub-division A. Salary increase from $1,200 to 
$1,300, under section 8, sub-sections 2 and 3. 

Miss Blanche Chevier, 3rd Division, sub-division A. Salary increase from $1,200 
to $1,300, under section 8, sub-sections 2 and 3. 

Miss A. F. Patterson, 3rd Division, sub-division B. Eligible for annual incre 
ments of $50. 

Herbert D. Throop, 3rd Division, sub-division B. Salary increase from $750 to 
$850. Eligible for annual increments to $1,000. 

Messengers. 

Albert Beaudry, Head Messenger. Increase from $800 to $1,000. 

Thos. Lynton, increase from $800 to $900. Eligible for annual increments to 
$1,000. 

Henry J. Meiklejohn, increase from $800 to $900. Eligible for annual increments 
to $1,000. 

Herbert Stock, increase from $800 to $900. Eligible for annual increments to 
81,000. 

Ordered, That the said Report be referred to the Standing Committee on Internal 
Economy and Contingent Accounts of the Senate. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate, resumed the adjourned Debate on 
the motion for the Second Reading of the Bill 75, " An Act respecting Military Ser 
vice," and the motion in amendment thereto. (Vide page 299). 

It being Six o clock, His Honour the Speaker left the Chair to resume the same 
at half past Seven o clock. 

7.30 P.M. 

The Senate resumed. 
After debate, it was 
Ordered, That further debate on the said motion be adjourned till to-morrow. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
S3, intituled. " An Act relating to the Honorary Advisory Council for .Scientific and 
Industrial Research," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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303 



Thursday, August 2nd, 1917. 



The Members convened were:- 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUO, Speaker, 



Beaubien, 


Douglas, 


Beique, 


Edwards, 


Beith, 


Farrell, 


Belcourt, 


Fisher, 


Blain, 


Forget, 


Bostock, 


Foster, 


Bourque, 


Fowler, 


Bo well 


Gillmor, 


(Sir Mackenzie), 


Girroir, 


Boyer, 


Gordon, 


Casgrain, 


Laird, 


Choquette, 


Landry, 


Cloran, 


La Riviere, 


CrosV> 


Lavergne, 


Curry, 


Legris, 


Dandurand, 


L Esperance, 


Daniel, 


Lougheed 


David, 


(Sir James), 


Dennis, 


Lynch-Staunton, 


Dessaulles, 


Mason 


De Veber, 


(Bdg.-Gen l), 


Donnelly, 


Macdonell, 



The Honourable Messieurs 

McCall, 

MeHugh, 

McLaren, 

McLean, 

McLennan, 

McMeans, 

McSweeney, 

Milne, 

Mitchell, 

Montplaisir, 

Murphy, 

Nicholls, 

Planta, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Prince, 

Pringle, 

Prowse, 

Ratz, 

Eichardson, 

Eobertson, 



PRAYERS. 



Koche, 
Ross 

(Middleton), 
Koss 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Shatford, 
Smith, 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
Watson, 
White, 
Wilson, 
Yeo. 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that the Clerk had received 
Certificates from the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery showing respectively, that the 
Honourable Angus Claude Macdonell and the Honourable Eoderick Harold Clive 
Pringle, have been summoned to the Senate. 

The same were then read by the Clerk, as follows : 



G 




R 



CANADA. 

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, August 1, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General, has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing 



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date the First day of August, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), Angus Claude Macdonell, Esquire, of the City of Toronto, Ontario, as a 
Member of the Senate and a Senator for the Province of Ontario. 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To A. E. BLOUNT, Esquire, 

Clerk of the Senate, Ottawa. 



R 



CANADA. 

OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CROWN IN CHANCERY FOR CANADA. 

OTTAWA, August 1, 1917. 

This is to certify that His Excellency the Governor General, has been pleased to 
summon to the Senate of Canada, by Letters Patent, under the Great Seal, bearing 
date the First day of August, A.D. One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen 
(1917), Eoderick Harold Clive Pringle, Esquire, of the Town of Cobourg, Ontario, as a 
Member of the Senate and a Senator for the Province of Ontario. 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Clerk of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
To A. E. BLOUNT, Esquire, 

Clerk of the Senate, Ottawa. 




His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that there were Senators without, 
waiting to be introduced. 

The Honourable Angus Claude Macdonell was introduced between the Honour 
able Sir James Lougheed and Brigadier-General the Honourable Mr. Mason, and 
having presented His Majesty s ,Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as 

follows : 




CANADA. 

DEVONSHIRE. 

[L. S.] 

GEORGE THE FIFTH, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 
Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 
Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved Angus Claude Macdonell, Esquire, of the City 
of Toronto, in Our Province of Ontario, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 



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arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden; and this you are in no wise to omit. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to he hereunto affixed. 

WITNESS: Our Right Trusty and Eight Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, 
Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, 
Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, 
Baron Cavendish of Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; 
One of Our Most Honourable Privy Council; Knight Grand Cross of Our 
Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand 
Cross of Our Eoyal Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander-in- 
Chief of Our Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this First day of August, in the year of Our Lord, One 
Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen, and in the Eighth year of 
Our Reign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Cleric of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 
Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr. Macdonell came to the Table and took and subscribed the 
Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one of the 
Commissioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the 
Senate. 



The Honourable Roderick Harold Clive Pringle was introduced between the 
Honourable Sir James Lougheed and the Honourable Sir Mackenzie Bowell, and hav 
ing presented His. Majesty s Writ of Summons, it was read by the Clerk, as follows: 




CANADA. 

DEVONSHIRE. 

[L. S.] 
GEORGE THE FIFTH, ~by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and 

Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, KING, Defender of the 

Faith, Emperor of India. 

To Our Trusty and Well-Beloved Roderick Harold Clive Pringle, Esquire, of the 
Town of Cobourg, in Our Province of Ontario, in Our Dominion of Canada. 

GREETING : 

KNOW YE, that as well for the special trust and confidence We have manifested 
in you, as for the purpose of obtaining your advice and assistance in all weighty and 



306 2nd August 1917 



arduous affairs which may the State and Defence of Our Dominion of Canada con 
cern, We have thought fit to summon you to the Senate of Our said Dominion; and 
We do command you, that all difficulties and excuses whatsoever laying aside, you be 
and appear, for the purposes aforesaid, in the Senate of Our said Dominion, at all 
times whensoever and wheresoever Our Parliament may be in Our said Dominion 
convoked and holden ; and this you are in no wise to omit. 

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent, 
and the Great Seal of Canada to be hereunto affixed. 

WITNESS: Our Right Trusty and Right Entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, 
Victor Christian William, Duke of Devonshire, Marquess of Hartington, 
Earl of Devonshire, Earl of Burlington, Baron Cavendish of Hardwicke, 
Baron Cavendish of Keighley, Knight of Our Most Noble Order of the Garter; 
One of Our Most Honourable Privy Council; Knight .Grand Cross of Our 
Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George; Knight Grand 
Cross of Our Royal Victorian Order; Governor General and Commander-in- 
Chief of Our Dominion of Canada. 

At Our Government House, in Our City of OTTAWA, in Our Dominion 
of Canada, this First day of August, in the year of Our Lord, One 
Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventeen, and in the Eighth year of 
Our Reign. 
By Command, 

JAMES G. FOLEY, 

Cleric of the Crown in Chancery for Canada. 

Ordered, That the same be placed upon the Journals. 

The Honourable Mr. Pringle came to the Table and took and subscribed the 
Oath prescribed by law, which was administered by the Clerk of the Senate, one of the 
Commissioners appointed for that purpose, and took his seat as a Member of the 
Senate. 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that the Honourable Angus Claude 
Macdonell, and the Honourable Roderick Harold Clive Pringle, respectively, had 
made and subscribed the Declaration of Qualification required of them by The British 
North America Act, 1867, in the presence of the Clerk of the Senate, one of the Com 
missioners appointed to receive and witness the same. 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of Charles Levert and others, all of the City of Hull, in the Province of Quebec; 

praying that no measure, rendering overseas military service obligatory, be adopted 

(25 Petitions). 

The Honourable Mr. De Veber, from the Standing Committee on Public Health 
and Inspection of Food, presented their Third Report. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 



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COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

WEDNESDAY, August 1, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Public Health and Inspection of Foods beg leave 
to make their Third Report, as follows : 

The Committee have, in obedience to the Order of Reference of the 12th June, 
1917, examined into the question of making Whole Wheat Bread in Canada during the 
war, heard the following witnesses, namely : 

Dr. A. McGill, Chief Analyst, Department of Inland Revenue; Dr. Stanley 
Burns, Montreal; Dr. F. T. Shutt, Dominion Chemist, Department of Agriculture; 
A. E. Labelle, Esq., Manager, St. Lawrence Elour Mills, Limited; A. J. Banks, Esq., 
Chemist, Ogilvie Flour Mills Company, Limited; Professor R. Harcourt, Ontario 
Agricultural College; Paul Schlicht, Esq., Montreal; R. M. Price, Esq., Empire 
Milling Company; G. W. Shouldis, Esq., Manager, Slinn-Shouldis, Limited, Bakers, 
etc.; W. H. Dwyer, Esq., Grain Exporter, and now beg to recommend to the Senate: 

1. That in the manufacture of flour a larger portion of the wheat berry be 
included than heretofore. 

2. That the public be urged to substitute for wheat flour, whenever possible, flour 
obtained from rice, barley, maize, oats, rye, beans, etc. 

3. That the feeding to cattle of the higher grades of wheat suitable for the manu 
facture of flour, be prohibited. 

4. That a copy of the evidence given before the Committee be transmitted to the 
Food Controller with a strong recommendation that rules and regulations to ensure 
the successful carrying out of the above recommendations be immediately promul 
gated. 

5. The Committee submit herewith the evidence given before the Committee and 
recommend that five hundred copies thereof be printed in pamphlet form for general 
distribution, and that Rule 100 be suspended in so far as it relates to the printing of 
the said evidence. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

L. GEO. Dp VEBER, 
Chairman. 
(For the Evidence accompanying this Report Vide Appendix to Journals No. 1). 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Standing Committee on Railways, Tele 
graphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill 32, " An Act to incorporate The 
Cascade Scenic Railway Company," reported that they had gone through the said Bill, 
and had directed him to report the same with several Amendments, which he was 
ready to submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to receive them. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

Page 1, line 13. Add the following as sub-section 2 of section 1 : " 2. The rail 
way of the Company is hereby declared to be a work for the general advantage of 
Canada." 

Page 2, line 19: Strike out from " operate " to " upon " in line 21, and insert 
" a scenic or funicular railway on the Cascade Mountain in the Rocky Mountains 
Park in the province of Alberta." 

Page 2, line 40. After " (d)" insert " subject to and as far as consistent with 
the laws of the province," 

Page 3, line 15. Strike out paragraphs "(d) and (e)" of section 7. 

Page 4, line 5. Strike out from " provided " to " currency " in line 9, both words 
inclusive. 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day, for con 
sideration to-morrow. 



308 2nd August 1917 



The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill T2, " An Act 
for the relief of Albert Edwin Gordon," it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to Wednesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate resumed the adjourned Debate on 
the motion for the Second Heading of the Bill 75, " An Act respecting Military Ser 
vice," and the motion in amendment thereto. (Vide page 559). 

It being Six o clock, His Honour the Speaker left the Chair to resume the same 
at half past Seven o clock. 

7.30 P.M. 

The Senate resumed. 
After debate, 

Ordered, That further debate on the said motion be adjourned till to-morrow; and 
that it then be the first Order of the Day. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill 116, " An 
Act to assist Returned Soldiers in settling upon the Land and to increase Agri 
cultural production," 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to Monday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
13, intituled : " An Act to consolidate and amend the Railway Act," to which they desire 
the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Monday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
39, intituled: "An Act respecting The Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Com 
pany," to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Monday next. 

By unanimous consent, 

The Senate adjourned until to-morrow at two o clock in the afternoon. 



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3rd August 



309 



Friday, August 3rd, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Beith, 

Belcourt, 

Blain, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Choquette, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Curry, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 

PRAYERS. 



Donnelly, 

Douglas, 

Edwards, 

Farrell, 

Fisher, 

Forget, 

Foster, 

Fowler, 

Gillmor, 

Girroir, 

Gordon, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 

L Esperance, 

Lougheed, 

(Sir James), 
Lynch- Staunton, 
Mason, 

(Brig.-Gen l), 



Macdonell, 

McCall, 

McIIugh, 

McLaren, 

McLean, 

McLennan, 

McMeanSj 

McSweeney, 

Milne, 

Mitchell, 

"Uontplaisir, 

Murphy, 

Nicholls, 

Planta, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Prince, 

Pringle, 

Prowse, 

Ratz, 



Richardson, 

Robertson, 

Roche, 

"Ross 

(Middleton), 
Sharpe, 
Shatford, 
Smith, 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
Watson, 
White, 
Wilson, 
Yeo. 



The following Petitions were brought up and laid on the Table : 

By the Honourable Mr. Landry : 

Of Marie T. Archambault and others, all of the City of Hull, in the Province of 
Quebec (38 Petitions.) 

The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of Miss Christina Dean and others, of R. R. No. 1, London Junction, and other 
places, Ontario; of George McArthur and others, of Thamesville and other places; 
and of Newton Ainslie and others, of Tilbury and other places, all of the Province of 
Ontario ; and of Mrs. A. Inch and others, of Mount Hamilton and other places, Prov 
ince of Ontario; praying for certain amendments of the Criminal Code of Canada, 
respecting the legal protection of girls up to the age of 21 years, and for other purposes. 
Of B. F. Lancaster and others, A.Y.P.A. and Sunday School of St. James Church, 
St. Mary s; of Mrs. James Fitzsimmons and Miss M. Hope Nicholson, of Thorndale 
Branch of the Women s Institute; of Minnie Robinson and Minnie Reeve, of LLderton 
Methodist Sabbath School; of J. R. Morgan and Charles Brumwell, of the Sabbath 
School of Bin Methodist Church; of Reverend George W. Boman and others, of West 



310 3rd August 1917 



Nissouri Baptist Church ; of William Campbell and Margaret McNabb, of Knox Church 
Sabbath School of Belmont; of George Milne, of the Presbyterian Church of Ilderton; 
of George D. Uptigrove and S. Anderson, of Lambeth Circuit of the Methodist Church ; 
of Homer Moss and J. L. Foster, of the Bryanston Circuit of the London Conference ; 
of Thomas Beer and L. McL. Dundass, of Putnam S. 8. ; of S. Bennett and others, of 
Putnam Methodist Congregation of North Dorchester Township; of A. C. Hoover and 
James MacGregor, of the S. S. of Crossley Hunter Methodist Church; of W. J. Coates 
and Thomas Lane, of Mossley Methodist Congregation of North Dorchester Township, 
Putnam Circuit; of Hattie J. Lucas and Mabel E. Home, of Hutten Union S. S., 
E. K. No. 1 of London; of George T. Johnson and E. I. Foster, of the S. S. of the 
Kerwood Methodist Church; of Eeverend E. L. Wilson and C. G. F. Bignell, of the 
Westminster Circuit, Methodist Churches of the London Conference; of Howard 
Stevens and Erie L. Anderson, of White Oak Epworth League of the London Confer 
ence; of F. D. McClary, of the Epworth League of Arva; and of Mrs. John Ball and 
Mrs. H. Wisler, of the Women s Missionary Society of Hanover Methodist Church; 
of J. O. Gemmell and R. Ivison, of the Municipal Council of Drury, Denison and 
Graham; of E. H. Halbert and S. A,, Purvis, of the Social Service Committee of Gore 
Bay; of Charles McPhee and others, of the Municipal Council of the Township of 
Thessalon; of Mrs. W. N. Eunnalls and Ada Long, of Barrie Island Branch of the 
West Manitoulin W.I. ; of Alexander Duncan and others, of the Presbyterian Congre 
gation of Snow Eoad, Dalhousie; and of Mrs. J. K. Kelly and Mrs. John Steele, of 
the Women s Institute of Almonte; of Mrs. P. L. Kastner and Lilla Litt, of the 
Dominion Prohibition Campaign of Canada, Sbringville ; of Mary Bradley and Mrs. 
J. J. Vincent, of Bothwell Branch Women s Institute; of Lottie McAlister and Annie 
Gage, of the W.C.T.U. of Bidgetown; of W. McKenzie, of the Municipal Council of 
the Village of Thamesville ; of Mr.-*. Angus Gillespie and Mae Zink, of Botany Branch 
of East Kent Women s Institute; of L. Smyth and Mrs. A. Newcombe, of Harwich 
Centre Institute, West Kent; of Mrs. Newton Ainslie and Mrs. Dugald Smith, of the 
Women s Institute of Tilbury; of Mrs. George Brown, of Irwin Women s Institute, 
County of Kent ; of John Affleck and E. W. Matthews, of MacNab Baptist Church ; of 
Frederick E. Paxton and Olive Jarvis, of Epworth League of St. Paul St. Methodist 
Church, St. Catharines; of Frederick H. Wright and Joseph Wilson, of the Imperial 
Council No. 5 E. T. of T., Hamilton ; of Kate Butler and Mary Moss, of Central W.C.T.U. 
of Hamilton; and of W. H. Wild and Ethel M. Slater, of Stanley Avenue B.Y.P.U. 
of Hamilton; of Margaret Gordon Murray, of Maple Leaf Mothers Meeting of Kens 
ington Ave. Baptist Church, Hamilton; of W. Graham Webb and A. J. Morrison 
Webb, of MacNabites Club of MacNab Presbyterian Church, Hamilton; of P. 
Blanchard and Evie Grasley, of Grimsby Baptist S. S.; of John J. Giles and Lucy 
P. Taylor, of Wesley Methodist Epworth League of Hamilton; of S. E. Marshall and 
W. J. Eobertson, of St. Paul St. Methodist Church, St. Catharines; of Andrew 
Cameron, of Division No. 27 of the Order of Eailway Conductors, Hamilton ; of A. W. 
Eeid and A. E. Hoshal, of Beamsville and Clinton Prohibition Union; of Isabel A. 
Butler and John A. Cousins, of Junior Intermediate and Senior Leagues of Barton 
St. Methodist Church, Hamilton; of John A. Cousins and James H. Wild, of Barton 
St. Methodist S. S. of Hamilton; of John Carr and Mrs. Eose Miller, of Sceptre 
Council No. 1ST of the E. T. of T , Hamilton; of James P. Green, of the Congregation 
of Smith s Hill Church; of Mrs. Charles Lowrey and Mrs. H. St. Clare Fisher, of the 
W.C.T.U. of St. David s; of Viola M. Gibson and others, of the Young People s Guild 
of Beamsville; of Clark Henderson, of Simcoe St. Methodist Church, Hamilton; of 
Eeverend M. J. Wilson and L. Eivelle, of Emerald St. Methodist Church, Hamilton; 
of Mary J. Milne and Catharine L. Forrester, of the Young Women s Auxiliary, of the 
Women s Missionary Society of McNab Presbyterian Church, Hamilton; of D. H. 
Fletcher, of the Free Methodist Church, Hamilton; of W. E. Leckie and J. A. Wilson, 
of St. Andrew s Presbyterian Church, Hamilton; of William Muhenes, of Gainsboro 



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Circuit U. B. Association; of E. W. Middleton and Mrs. F. Thome, of Livingston 
Bible Class, Hamilton; of Marzetta I. Cairns, of Lake Methodist Church, Hamilton; 
of M. W. Matcheff and J. B. Williams, of I. H. S. Bible Class of First Methodist 
Church, Hamilton; of Reverend P. W. Philpott and Frederick W. Haynes, of Gospel 
Tabernacle of Hamilton ; of Reverend W. E. McQuiggin, of Kimbo and Caistor Centre 
Circuit, Free Methodist Church; of G. W. Down, of Smithville Methodist Church; of 
R. G. Widdicamp and Bert I. Easton, of the Baptist Sabbath School of St. Catharines; 
of George E. Siddall, of Simcoe St. Methodist Epworth League, Hamilton; of Mrs. 
Elsie Rice and D. E. Bowles, of the Ladies Adult Bible Class, Centinary Methodist 
Church, Hamilton; of Jennie Partridge and Gertrude Vipond, of Emerald St. Metho 
dist W.M.S. of Hamilton; of C. A. Challen and others, of Stanley Ave. Baptist Bible 
and S. S., Hamilton ; of P. F. Lalond, of the Men s Bible Class of Barton St. Methodist 
Church, Hamilton ; of Caroline Wilson, of the Cup-of-Cold-Water Circle of the King s 
Daughters, Hamilton; of John Allright and Joseph Burkholder, of the S. S. of the 
Mennonite Brethern in Christ Church, Vineland; of A. L. Fry, of the Trinity Evan 
gelical Association, Campden; of Mrs. Maude Warden and E. Moyer, of Mission 
Circle of the M. B. C. Church of Vineland; of Reverend A. G. Warder and Joseph 
Mayer, of Vineland Circuit of Mennonite Brethern in Christ Church; of Archibald 
Twedle and E. B. Halsted, of Fulton Union S. S. ; of Charles G. Cooper, of Charlton 
Avenue Methodist Church, Hamilton; of J. II. McArthur and J. Murray Field, of 
the Methodist Churches of Niagara and Virgil; of Dora McCauley and William 
Ayers, of the Presbyterian Sabbath School of Beamsville; of J. H. Ratcliffe, of the 
First Presbyterian Church of St. Catharines; of Sadie Finbou and Bertha Gulp, 
of the E. L. of C. E. of the Methodist Church of Beamsville; of R. A. Cunning 
ham and others, of the First Methodist S. S. of Hamilton; and of Reverend Thomas 
Davidson and others, of St. Ann s and Wellandport Presbyterian Church, 
of R. W. Lane and S. W. Freure, of the Municipal Council of the Township of 
Gainsboro; of H. J. Bradley and R. J. Clark, of the Municipal Council of Merritton; 
of Mrs. Albert Shields, of the Woman s Institute of Caistorville ; of Reverend John 
Radford, Pastor of Grassies Presbyterian Church; of H. Browne and Reverend G. C. 
Raymer, Pastor of Caistorville Methodist Circuit; of D. Mclntosh and G. W. Clark, of 
the Presbyterian Congregation ; of Alvin Gulp and James Moyen, of the Mennonite S. 
S. ; and of Reverend S. F. Coffman, Pastor of the Mennonite Church, all of Vineland ; 
of Mrs. W. A. Hedged and Mrs. J. E. Rozel, of the Women s Institute; of Mrs. Elgin 
Oill and Helen E. Wrong, of the Ladies Aid Society of the Presbyterian Church; of J. 
A. Schnick and C. M. Schnick, of the S. S. of the Presbyterian Church; and, of W. 
Elliott Taylor, of the Presbyterian Church, all of Smithville ; of L. Arietta Smith and 
T. Lewis, of the W.C.T.U.; of Mrs. H. Merritt and Mrs. David Jacobs, of Fulton and 
Grassie Woman s Institute ; of Reverend Thomas Ratcliffe, Pastor, and W. A. Brownlee, 
of the Baptist Church ; of J. A. McLachlan and J. W. Eaton, of the Methodist Church ; 
and of C. H. Pickett and Rita McCartney, of the Methodist Church, all of Grimsby ; of 
James A. Huntt, of the Methodist Church ; of Thomas R. Gilmore and G. W. Tinlin, of 
the Municipal Council of Clentow Township ; of K. H. Grain and Louise Ferguson, of 
the Women s Institute; of William Ayers and others, of the Sabbath School of the 
Presbyterian Church; and of Reverend C. E. MacLeod, Pastor, and R. Cruckshank, of 
the Baptist Church, all of Beamsville ; of T. F. Wright and W. R. Bald, of the First 
Methodist Sunday School; of Mrs. Frank Lundy, of Louth Women s Institute; of 
Reverend J. H. Ratcliffe, of the First Presbyterian Church ; of Mrs. George Fraser and 
others, of Grantham Women s Institute; and of T. B. Campbell and Reverend Arthur 
L. Huddleston, Pastor of Queen St. Baptist Church, all of St. Catharines ; of John H. 
Webb, of Lake Methodist Church ; of Raymond A. Sanderson and P. Melrose, of Crown 
Council No. 333, R. T. of T. ; of Ira Green and C. L. Clarke, of Regina Council No. 
67, R. T. of T. ; of Norman Wilkins, of Epworth League of Christian Endeavour of the 

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Burkholder Church; of Florence Lyons and Mary Proudfoot, of the W.C.T.U.; of 
Maude Cuosthwaite, of Somerset " Y " ; of Margaret A. Brown and Charlotte Brown, 
of^Yeomans W.C.T.U.; of Horace Frith, of Sovereign Council No. 9, K. T. of T.; of 
Miss Hattie E. King, of Junior Epworth League of Simcoe ,St. Methodist Church ; of 
Reverend F. W. Hallinrake, Pastor, and W. Orr, of Barton St. Methodist Church ; of 
Andrew Somerville, of Senior Department of St. Andrew s S, S. ; of Frederick Hum 
phries, of Junior Department of St. Andrew s S. S.; of Paul Dresback, of Intermediate 
Griffin, of Maple Leaf Y.W.C.T.U. ; of J. M. Connor and A. Wright, of Adult Depart- 
Department of St. Andrew s Presbyterian S. S.; of Mrs. M. Gordon-Murray and E. 
ment of St. Andrew s S. S.; of Emma H. Nichols and L. Atkinson, of Hamilton Union 
W.C.T.F. ; and of Amos Vipond and W. S, Moore, of Emerald St. Methodist S. S., all 
of the City of Hamilton, Ontario ; severally praying for the passing, as a war measure, 
of an Act prohibiting the manufacture and importation into the Dominion of Canada, 
of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes; also, the sending, carrying, delivering 
or receiving of any such liquors in any province or area in which the sale of such 
liquors for beverage purposes is prohibited. 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That the Senate, when it adjourns to-day, do stand adjourned until 
to-morrow at Eleven o clock in the forenoon, and shall also sit on subsequent Satur 
days during the remainder of the Session unless otherwise ordered. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate resumed the adjourned Debate on 
the motion that the Bill 75, "An Act respecting Military Service," be now read a 
second time, and the motion, in amendment: 

That the following words be added at the end of the question : " with the under 
standing that this Bill will not come into force till after the General Elections." 

It being Six o clock, His Honour the Speaker left the Chair, to resume the same 
at half past Seven o clock. 



7.30 P.M. 
The said debate was resumed. 

The question of concurrence being put on the said motion in amendment, the 
House divided, and the names being called for they were taken down, as follows: 

CONTENTS : 

The Honourable Messieurs 

Beaubien, Cloran, Cillmor, Prince, 

Beique, Dandurand, Landry, Ratz, 

Beith, Uavid, Lavergne, Roche, 

Belcourt, Dessaulles, Legris, Talbot 

Bostock, Douglas, McHugh, Tessier 

Boyer, Edwards, MoSweeney, Thibaudeau 

Casgram, Farrell, Mitchell, Watson, 

Choquette, Forget, Montplaisir, Wilson, 

Power, Yeo. 34 



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313 



ISTON-CONTENTS : 

The Honourable Messieurs 



Blain, 


Fowler, 


McLaren, 


Bolduc (Speaker), 


Girroir, 


McLean, 


Bourque, 


Gordon, 


McLennan 


Bowell 


Laird, 


McMans, 


(Sir Mackenzie), 


La Riviere, 


Milne, 


Crosby, 


L Esperance, 


Murphy, 


Curry, 


Lougheed 


Nicholls, 


Daniel, 


(Sir James), 


Planta, 


Dennis, " 


Lynch-Staunton, 


Poirier, 


Donnelly, 


Macdonell, 


Pope, 


Fisher, 


Mason (Brig. Gen.), 


Pringle, 


Foster, 


McCall, 





Richardson, 

Robertson, 

Ross (iMiddleton), 

Sharpe, 

Shatford, 

Smith, 

Sproule, 

Tanner, 

Taylor, 

Thorne, 

White 44 



So it was declared in the negative. 



The question being then put on the main motion, the House divided, and the 
names being called for they were taken down, as follows : 

CONTENTS : 
1 The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 


Douglas, 


Mason (Brig. Gen.), 


Richardson, 


Beith, 


Fisher, 


McCall, 


Robertson, 


Blain, 


Foster, 


McHugh, 


Ross (iMiddleton), 


Bolduc (Speaker), 


Fowler, 


McLaren, 


Sharpe, 


Bostock, 


Gillmor, 


McLean, 


Shatford, 


Bourque, 


Girroir, 


McLennan, 


Smith, 


Bowell 


Gordon, 


MoMeans, 


Sproule, 


(Sir Mackenzie), 


Laird, 


Milne, 


Talbot, 


Crosby, 


La Riviere, 


Murphy, 


Tanner, 


Curry, 


L Esperance, 


Nicholls, 


Taylor, 


Daniel, 


Lougheed 


Planta, 


Thompson, 


Dennis, 


(Sir James), 


Poirier, 


Thorne, 


De Veber, 


Lynch-Staunton, 


Pope, 


Watson, 


Donnelly, 


Macdonell, 


Pringle, 


White. 54 


NON-CONTENTS : 


The Honourable Messieurs 


Beique, 


David, 


Lavergne, 


Prince, 


Belcourt, 


Dessaulles, 


Legris, 


Roche, 


Boyer, 


Edwards, 


McSweeney, 


Tessier, 


Casgrain, 


Farrell, 


Mitchell, 


Thibaudeau, 


Choquette, 


Forget, 


Montplaisir, 


Wilson, 


Cloran, 


Landry, 


Power, 


Yeo. 25 



Dandurand, 

So it was declared in the affirmative. 

The said Bill was then read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Monday next. 

By unanimous consent, 

The Senate adjourned until Monday next at Three o clock in the afternoon. 



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Monday, August 6th, 1917. 

The Members convened were : 

X 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 
The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 


De Veber, 


Lougheed 


Pringle, 


Beique, 


Domville 


(Sir James), 


Prowse, 


Blain, 


(Lt.-Col.), 


Macdonell, 


Richardson, 


Bostock, 


Donnelly, 


MoCall, 


Robertson, 


Bourque, 


Edwards, 


McLean, 


Roche, 


Bo well 


Farrell, 


McLennan, 


Ross 


(Sir Mackenzie), 


Forget, 


McMeans, 


(Middleton), 


Boyer, 


Foster, 


McSweeney, 


Shatford, 


Casgrain, 


Gillmor, 


Milne, 


Sproule, 


Cloran, 


Girroir, 


Mitchell, 


Tanner, 


Crosby, 


Gordon, 


Mtirphy, 


Taylor, 


Dandurand, 


Laird, 


Mcholls, 


Thibaudeau, 


Daniel, 


Landry, 


Planta, 


Thompson, 


David, 


La Riviere, 


Poirier, 


Thorne, 


Dennis, 


Lavergne, 


Pope, 


White, 


Dessaulles, 


L Esperance, 


Power, 


Yeo. 



PRAYERS. 



His Honour the Speaker. presented to the Senate the following Report from The 
Clerk respecting increases in sklary of the Staff of the Senate, under the Civil Service 
Amendment Act, 1917: 



His Honour the SPEAKER, . 



THE SENATE, 

CLERK S OFFICE, 

OTTAWA, August 6, 1917. 



SiR, I have the honour to submit a statement setting forth a list of the Senate 
employees who are entitled to an increase in salary under the Civil Service Amendment 
Act, 1917. 

I have the honour to be, sir, 

Your obedient servant, 

A. E. BLOUNT, 

Cleric of the Senate. 



8 George V August 6th 315 



List of Senate employees entitled to an increase in salary under the Civil Service 

Amendment Act, WIT. 

Present Under new 

Salary, Act salary 

April, 1917. will be. 

Garneau, ; A. L., 2nd Division A - $1,700 $1,750 

Choquette, J. A., 2nd Div. A 1,850 1,900 

Benoit, R. A., 2nd Div. A 1,900 1,950 

O Neill, W. J., 2nd Div. B 1,550 1,600 

Roy, Alph., 2nd Div. B 950 1,000 

Weston, T. B., 2nd Div. B 1,300 1,350 

Ashe, Edw., 3rd Div.A 1,200 1,250 

Pelletier, J. H., 3rd Div. A 1,200 1,250 

Berube, E. E., 3rd Div. A 1,200 1,250 

Wood, N. McL., 3rd Div. A 1,200 1,250 

Carleton, J. C., Messenger 800 950 

Dalaire, A., Messenger 800 950 

Perkins, W. D., Messenger 800 950 

Oilman, H. D., Messenger 800 950 

Mackie, R., Nightwatchman 800 950 

Recommended, 

JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker. 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That the same be referred to the Standing Committee on Internal 
Economy and Contingent Accounts of the Senate. 

With leave of the Senate, 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That the names of the Honourable Richard Blain, the Honourable 
George Green Foster and the Honourable Angus Claude Macdonell, be added to the 
Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 

Extract from Order in Council, P.C. 1994, dated 17th of July, 1917: Scale of 

Allowances in lieu of lodging, provisions, fuel and light for officers and men of the 

Naval Service. 

Extract from Order in Council, P.C. 1998; dated 17th of July, 1917: Scale of 
Subsistence Allowances to officers and men of the Naval Service when travelling on 
duty. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 43f.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Amendments made 
in a Committee of the Whole to the Bill 66, " An Act to amend the Judges Act," 

By unanimous consent, 

The Senate was adjourned during pleasure and put again in a Committee of the 
Whole on the said Bill. 



316 August 6th 1917 



(In the Committee.) 

It was moved to further amend the Bill by adding the following as Sections 34 
and 35 to the said Act : 

" 34. No judge of the Supreme Court of Canada or any Superior, District or 
County Court shall receive or he paid any salary or allowance except as provided by 
the Parliament of Canada. 

36. On proof being made to the Minister of Justice of the payment or receipt 
of any salary or allowance by any authority other than the Parliament of Canada, 
he shall forthwith order it to be deducted from the salary provided by the Parlia 
ment of Canada." 

The question of concurrence being put upon the above Sections they were adopted. 

It was proposed to amend Clause & of the Bill by adding the following words 
thereto: Provided that nothing in this law will preclude judges acting or being 
appointed under provincial laws to investigate municipal matters. 

After a while the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Girroir, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
taken the said Bill into consideration, made some progress thereon, and asked leave 
to sit again. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day, for further con 
sideration in a Committee of the Whole on Wednesday next. 

Pursuant, to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration 
of the Amendments made by the House of Commons to the Bill I, " An Act to incor 
porate The Canadian Division of the Aerial League of the British Empire." 

The said Amendments were agreed to. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate doth agree to the Amendments made by the House of Commons 
to the said Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 92, " An Act respecting a certain 
Convention between His Majesty and the United States of America for the protec 
tion of Migratory Birds in Canada and the United States." 

(In the Committee. ) 
* 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 98, " An Act to amend the Supreme 
Court Act and the Exchequer Court Act." 

(In the Committee.) 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Crosby, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow 



8 George V August 6th 317 



Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 115, " An Act to amend the Boards 
of Trade Act," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Wednesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 83, " An Act relating to The Honor 
ary Advisory Council for Scientific and Industrial Research," was read a second time, 
and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Wednesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Third Report of the 
Standing Committee on Public Health and Inspection of Foods, it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed till to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day the Senate proceeded to the consideration of the 
Amendments made by the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours 
to the Bill 32, " An Act to incorporate The Cascade Scenic Railway Company." 

The said Amendments were agreed to. 

Ordered, That the said Bill, as amended, be placed on the Orders of the Day for a 
Third Reading to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 116, " An Act to assist Returned Soldiers 
in settling upon the Land and to increase Agricultural production," was read a second 
time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Wednesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 13, " An Act to consolidate and amend 
the Railway Act," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day the Bill 39, " An Act respecting The Toronto, 
Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Company," was read a second time, and 

Referred to the Standing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours. 

It being Six o clock, His Honour the Speaker left the Chair, to resume the same 
at half past Seven o clock. 

7.30 P.M. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, to return the 
Bill S2, " An Act for the relief of William Henry Bishop ; and to acquaint the Senate 
that they have passed the said Bill, without any amendment. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, in the following 
words : 

HOUSE OF COMMONS, 

FRIDAY, August 3, 1917. 

Resolved, That a Message be sent to the Senate to return to that House the 
evidence, etc., taken before the Standing Committee of the Senate on Divorce, to whom 
was referred the Petition on which the following Bill was founded : 

Bill No. 113 (Letter S2 of the Senate), intituled: "An Act for the relief of 
William Henry Bishop." 

Ordered, That the Clerk of the House do carry the said Message to the Senate. 
Attest. 

THOS. B. FLINT, 

Clerk of the Commons. 



318 August 6th 1917 



A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, to return the 
Bill M2, intituled: " An Act to incorporate The English Valley and Hudson Bay Rail 
way Company," and to acquaint the Senate that they have passed the said Bill, with 
several amendments to which they desire their concurrence. 

Th : Si.id Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

Page 2, line 7. Strike out from the " s " in the word " longitudes " to the end of 
the clause. 

Page 2, line 27. Strike out the word "or" and insert the words, "the Kenora 
and English River Railway Company, and ". 

Page 2, line 28. Strike out the words " or with both." 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day fof con 
sideration to-morrow. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, to return 
the Bill E2, intituled : " An Act to incorporate Dominion Good Roads Association/ 
and to acquaint the Senate that they have passed the said Bill, with several amend 
ments to which they desire their concurrence. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

Page 1, line 15. Strike out all the words between " Quebec " and the word " and " 
in line 18. 

Page 1, line 19. Strike out the word " all." 

Page 1, line 25. Strike out the word " Dominion " and insert the word " Cana 
dian." 

Page 2, line 25.- After the word " of " insert the words " not more than twenty- 
five, and not less than three." 

Page 3, line 35. Strike out the words " or as " and insert the word " and ". 

Page 3, line 38. Immediately after clause 10 of the Bill insert the following sub- 
clauses : 

" (2) The annual value of the real estate held by or in trust for the Association 
in Canada, shall not exceed fifty thousand dollars. 

" (3) The Association shall, within ten years after its acquisition of any real 
estate or within any extension of such period as is in this section provided, sell or other 
wise dispose of and alienate so much of such real estate as is not required for the use 
and occupation of the Association, but nothing herein contained shall be deemed in any 
wise to vary or otherwise effect any trust relating to such property. 

" (4) The Treasury Board may direct that the time for the sale or disposal of any 
such real estate shall be extended for a further period or periods, not to exceed five years. 

"(5) The whole period during which the Association may hold such real estate 
under the foregoing provisions of this section shall not exceed fifteen years from the 
date of the acquisition thereof. 

" (6) Any real estate not required by the Association for its own use, held by the 
Association for a longer period than authorized by the foregoing provisions of this 
section shall be forfeited to His Majesty for the use of the Dominion of Canada." 

Page 4, line 12. Immediately after paragraph "(f)" of clause 11 of the Bill, 
insert the following subclause: 

"(2) Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize the Association to 
issue any note or bill payable to bearer thereof, or any promissory note intended to be 
circulated as money or as the note or bill of a bank, or to engage in the business of 
banking or insurance. 

In the Title. 

Strike out the word " Dominion " and insert in lieu thereof the word " Canadian." 
Ordered, That the said Amendments b- placed on the Orders of the Day for con 
sideration to-morrow. 



8 George V August 6th 319 



A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk, to return 
the Bill N2, intituled : " An Act respecting The Montreal Central Terminal Com 
pany," and to acquaint the Senate that they have passed the said Bill, with several 
amendments to which they desire their concurrence. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

Page 1, line 1. Strike out the words " a petition has been presented praying " 
and insert in lieu thereof the words " The Montreal Central Terminal Company has 
by its petition prayed." 

Page 1, line 6. Strike out all the words after "may" to the word "any" in line 10 and 
insert in lieu thereof the words "within two years after the passing of this Act, commence 
the construction of the works mentioned in section two of chapter one hundred and nine 
of the Statutes of 1909 and expend fifteen per cent of the amount of its capital stock 
thereon (including amount heretofore expended), and may, within five years after the 
passing of this Act, complete the works mentioned in sections two and three of the 
said chapter; and if, within the said periods respectively, such commencement and 
such expenditure are not so made, or ". 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day for con 
sideration to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 75, " An Act respecting Military Ser 
vice." 

(In the Committee.) 

Title read and postponed. 

Preamble read and postponed. 

Clauses 1 and 2 read and agreed to. 

Clause 3 was read, and it was moved to amend sub-section 2 thereof, as follows : 

Leave out from " shall " to the end of the sub-section and insert " not have the 
right to invoke such marriage as a bar or an obstacle to his enlistment." The said 
amendment was lost on division, the clause was then adopted. 

Clause 4 was then read and, on division, adopted. 

Clause 5 was read and sub-section 6 thereof was ordered to stand. 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Blain, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
taken the said Bill into consideration, made some progress therein, and asked leave to 
sit again. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for further con 
sideration in a Committee of the Whole to-morrow; and that it then be the first 
Order of the Day after Third Headings of Bills. 

The Senate adjourned. 



320 



August 7th 



1917 



Tuesday, August 7th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC> Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Berth, 

Belcourt, 

Blain, 

Bostock, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 

PRAYERS. 



Domville 

(Lt.-Col.), 
Donnelly, 
Douglas, 
Edwards, 
Farrell, 
Fisher, 
Forget, 
Foster, 
Fowler, 
Gillmor, 
Girroir, 
Gordon, 
King, 
Laird, 
Landry, 
La Riviere, 
Lavergne, 
Legris, 



L Esperance, 
Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Macdonell, 
McCall, 
McHugh, 
McLean, 
McLennan, 
McMeans, 
McSweeney, 
Milne, 
Mitchell, 
Montplaisir, 
Murphy, 
Nicholls, 
Planta, 
Poirier, 
Pope, 
Power, 



Pringle, 

Prowse, 

Richardson, 

Robertson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Middleton), 
Shatford, 
Smith, 
Sproule, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
White, 
Yeo. 



The following Petitions were severally read and received: 

Of Marie Archambault and others, all of the City of Hull, Province of Quebec; 

praying that no measure be adopted tending to apply compulsion to military service 

overseas (38 Petitions). 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 92, " An Act respecting a certain Con 
vention between His Majesty and the United States of America for the protection of 
Migratory Birds in Canada and the United States," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was- resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

r* 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 98, " An Act to amend the Supreme 
Court Act and the Exchequer Court Act," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 



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Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 3%, " An Act to incorporate The 
Cascade Scenic Railway Company," was, as amended, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill, as amended, shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That, the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, with several amendments to which they 
desire their concurence. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure 
and again put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 75, "An Act respecting 
Military Service." 

(In the Committee.) 

Clause 1 was reconsidered and it was amended as follows: 

Add the following words at the end of sub-clause 2: 

Tribunal," means a tribunal constituted under this Act. , 

The said Amendment was agreed to. 

Sub-clause 6 of clause 5 was again considered, and it was moved to amend the 1 
said sub-clause by leaving out the words " habeas corpus, or other process," in the 
third and fourth lines thereof. The said amendment was, on division, negatived. 

Clause 6 was read and agreed to. 

Clause 7 was read and amended by adding the following as sub-clause 2 thereof : 

" 2. The Judge of the Territorial Court, or the person appointed in the place of 
the said Judge under the provisions of the Yukon Act, shall constitute the Appeal 
Tribunal for the Yukon Territory." 

The said clause, as amended, was agreed to. 

Clauses 8, 9 and 10 were severally read and agreed to. 

Clause 11 was read and it was proposed to add the following as paragraph (gr) 
thereof : 

" (g) That a brother of such a man is a member of the Canadian Expeditionary 
Force, or has been killed, or has died while a member of such Force." 

The said proposed amendment was negatived on division. 

It was again proposed to add the following as paragraph (g) thereof: 

" (flO And all professors in schools, colleges, universities and other educational 
establishments duly incorporated or recognized by the Department of Education of 
any province." 

The said amendment was negatived on division. 

It was again proposed to add the following as paragraph (g) thereof : 

" (g) Those who are married or are widowers and fathers of six living children 
or more are exempt from military service." 

The said amendment was negatived on division. 

Clause 11 was then agreed to. 

It being Six o clock, the Chairman left the Chair, to resume the same at half 
past Seven o clock. 

7.30 P.M. 

Clauses 12 to 15, both inclusive, were severally read and agreed to. 

Clause 16 was read and amended by adding the following as sub-clause 4 
thereof : 

" 4. No conviction in a Court of Criminal jurisdiction for an offence against 
this Act, or the regulations made thereunder shall be had, unless the prosecution has 
been consented to or approved by the Attorney General of Canada." 

The said clause, as amended, was agreed to. 

Clause 17 was read and agreed to. 



322 August 7th 1917 



Schedule read and agreed to.. 
Preamble again read and agreed to. 
Title again read and agreed to. 

After a while the Senate resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Blain, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same, with several 
amendments, which he was ready to submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to 
receive them. 

Tho said Amendments were then read by the Clerk. 

Ordered, That the said Amendments be placed on the Orders of the Day for con 
sideration to-morrow; and that it then be the first Order of the Day. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill P, " An Act 
to incorporate The Army and Navy Veterans in Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill U, " An Act 
to incorporate The Great War Veterans Association of Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration in a Committee of the 
Whole of the Bill 73, " An Act to amend The Meat and Canned Foods Act," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Friday next. 

The Order^ of the Day being read for the consideration in a Committee of the 
Whole of the Bill 67, " An Act to amend The Customs Act," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Monday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Third Report of 
the Standing Committee on Public Health and Inspection of Foods, 

It was moved, 

That the said Report be now adopted. 

It was moved, in amendment, 

That the word " not " be inserted after the word " be " in the said motion, and 
that the following words be added at the end of the question : "but that it be amended by 
striking out all the words in the fifth paragraph thereof after the second word " Com 
mittee." 

The question of concurrence being put upon the said motion in amendment, it 
was resolved in the affirmative. 

The question then being put on the adoption of the said Report, as amended, the 
same was resolved in the affirmative, and 

Ordered accordingly. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Amendments 
made by the House of Commons to the Bill E2, " An Act to incorporate Dominion 
Good Roads Association," it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 

The Order of the Day being called for the consideration of the Amendments made 
by the House of Commons to the Bill M2, " An Act to incorporate ( The English 
Valley and Hudson Bay Railway Company," it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Amendments made 
by the House of Commons to the Bill N2, " An Act respecting The Montreal Central 
Terminal Company," it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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August 8th 



323 



Wednesday, August 8th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Beith, 

Belcourt, 

Blain, 

Bostock, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Choquette, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 

PRAYERS. 



Domville 

(Lt.-CoL), 
Douglas, 
Edwards, 
Farrell, 
Fisher, 
Forget, 
Foster, 
Fowler, 
Gillmor, 
Girroir, 
Gordon, 
King, 
Laird, 
Landry, 
La Riviere, 
Lnvergne, 
Legris, 
L Esperance, 



Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Macdonell, 
McCall, 
McHugh, 
McLaren, 
McLean, 
Mi Lennan, 
McMeans, 
McSweeney, 
Milne, 
Mitchell, 
Montplaisir, 
Murphy, 
Nicholls, 
Planta, 
Poirier, 
Pope, 
Power, 



Pringle, 

Prowse, 

Richardson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Middletofa), 
Shatford, 
Smith, 
Sproule, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Thorne, 
White, 
Yeo. 



The following Petition was brought up and laid on the Table: 

By the Honourable Mr. Sproule: 
A Petition praying for War Time Prohibition. 

The Honourable Mr. Power, from the Standing Committee on Internal Economy 
and Contingent Accounts of the Senate, presented their Eighth Report. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

TUESDAY, August 7, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts of the 
Senate have the honour to make their Eighth Report, as follows : 

1. Your Committee recommend that the stationery, etc., which has been selected 
by your Committee with due regard to usefulness and economy, be ordered as selected 
from the samples submitted by the different makers according to the lists approved 
by your Committee and deposited with the Clerk of Stationery, and that the distribu 
tion be made in a way similar to that of last session. 

Your Committee also recommend that the usual small trunk of stationery be 
supplied to Senators and officials at the next Session of Parliament. 



324 August 8th 1917 



2. Your Committee have examined the accounts, vouchers and statements of the 
Clerk of the Senate for the year ending March 31, 1916, and have found them correct. 

A statement of the accounts for the year is submitted herewith : 

STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURES 1915-16. 

Speaker s Salary $ 4,000 00 

Indemnity and Transportation 56,500 00 

Salaries of Staff $62,064 44 

Sessional Messengers 2,754 00 

Pages 862 00 

Charwomen 4,885 00 

Stationery 7,432 63 

Newspapers and other periodicals for Read 
ing Room 1,742 52 

Postage and Carriage of Mails 656 53 

Debates 19,138 53 

Tradesmen s Accounts 2,403 57 

General Expenses 2,872 33 

104,811 55 



- 



$165,311 55 
STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS. 

Fees on Private Bills $8..S75 00 

Fees for Certified Copies 93 25 



Deposits to Credit of Receiver General 8,968 25 

Disbursements and return of fees out of Revenue .... 3,820 40 



Xet Revenue 1915-16 $5,147 85 

NOTE: The amount of Indemnity, $56,500, is for part of the Session of 1916 
only. The greater portion of the expenditure on this account was made in April and 
May, 1916, and is charged to the fiscal year 1916-17. 

It will also be noticed that the expenditure on account of salaries and con 
tingencies for the year under examination shows a decrease of $9,465.97 in expenses from 
the previous year. For the year just ended (fiscal year 1916-17) the amount of the 
expenditure was $104,709.12, a further decrease of $102,43, from the previous year, or 
a decrease of $9,568.40 in expenses from the year 1915-16. 

Your Committee submit herewith a statement of expenditures on account of 
Senate Salaries and contingencies for the last seven years, as follows : 

1910-11, $104,406.18; 1911-12, $110,986.97; 1912-13, $106,155.39; 1913-14, 
$106,711.59; 1914-15, $114,277.52; 1915-16, $104,811.55; 1916-17, $104,709.12. 

It will be noted that the average for this period is $107,436.90 and the amounts 
for the last two years are $2,626.35 and $2,727.78 less than this average amount, and 
both these years include extra expenditures incurred by reason of the fire. 

Your Committee would point out that the accounts referred to them for examina 
tion are for the period from 1st April, 1915, to 31st March, 1916, 28 months and 16 
months prior to the date of the audit. 

Your Committee would also point out that the efficiency and benefits of an audit 
after payment depend on the closeness with which the audit follows the payment. 
They, therefore, ask that the Committee be empowered to bring its examination of the 
Senate accounts down to as recent date as possible, say the end of the month just pre- 



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ceding that in which the examination takes place. This examination and co-operation, 
we believe, would be of material assistance to the officials under whose direct super 
vision the Senate expenditures are made. 

3. Your Committee have, in obedience to the Order of Reference of the 5th June, 
1917, considered the Report of the Clerk of the Senate, dated the 12th February, 1917, 
approved by His Honour the Speaker, respecting the classification, salary and duties 
of Mr. L. de Montigny, Chief French Translator. 

Your Committee recommend that Mr. L. de Montigny continue in his present 
duties and be placed in Sub-division A of the First Division with the salary of $2,800, 
said classification to date from the 1st April, 1917. 

4. Your Committee have, in obedience to the Order of Reference of the 6th 
August, 1917, considered the report of the Clerk of the Senate, dated 6th August, 
1917, submitting a list of Senate employees who are entitled to an increase of salary 
under The Civil Service Amendment Act, 1917, approved by His Honour the Speaker. 

Your Committee recommend that the increases of salary as set forth in the said 
list be paid to the employees mentioned therein. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

L. G. POWER, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion, to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Power, from the Standing Committee on Internal Economy 
and Contingent Accounts of the Senate, presented their Ninth Report. 
The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows: 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

TUESDAY, August 7, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts of the 
Senate, have the honour to make their Ninth Report, as follows : 

Your Committee have, in obedience to the Order of Reference of the 1st August, 
1917, considered the communication dated the 30th July, 1917, from the Joint 
Librarians of Parliament, to His Honour the Speaker, submitting for approval a list 
of the permanent Staff of the Library affected by The Civil Service Amendment Act, 
1917. 

Your Committee recommend that the said list be approved by His Honour the 
Speaker. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

L. G. POWER, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion to~-rnorrow. 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General to have laid on the Table of the Senate all the correspondence between the 
Department of Militia and Defence and Clarence J. McCuaig; also, between the same 
and the first Purchasing Committee appointed by Sir Robert Borden, of which the 
Honourable Robert Rogers was Chairman, and between the said Clarence J. McCuaig 
and the Committee of which the Honourable Sir Edward Kemp is or was Chairman, 
or with any of the members of the said Committee. 



326 August 8th 1917 



Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General by such Members of this House as are Members of the Privy Council. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Amendments made in Committee of the Whole to the Bill 75, " An Act respecting 
Military Service." 

The said Amendments were agreed to. 

It was moved, 

That the said Bill, as amended, be now read a third time. 

It was moved, in amendment, 

That all the words after the word " now " be left out of the said motion and the 
following substituted therefor : " referred back to a Committee of the Whole with 
instructions to amend the same by adding at the end of clause 1 thereof, the follow 
ing : Clergy " means the Clergy as defined by the laws of each denomination." 

The question of concurrence being put on the said motion in amendment, the 
House divided, and the names being called for they were taken down, as follows : 

CONTENTS : 

The Honourable Messieurs 

Beaubien, Choquette, Douglas, L Esperance, 

Beique, Cloran, Forget, McHugh, 

Belcourt, Dandurand, Landry, McSweeney, 

Bolduc (Speaker), David, La Riviere, Montplaisir, 

Bostock, Dessaulles,. Lavergne, Poirier, 

Casgrain, Domville (Lt.^Col.). Legris, Tessier. 24 

N"ON-CONTE NTS. 

The Honourable Messieurs 

Blain, Girroir, MoMeans, Ross (Middleton), 

Bowell Gordon, Milne, Shatford, 

(Sir Mackenzie), Laird, Murphy, Smith, 

Crosby, Lougheed Nicholls, Sproule, 

Daniel, (Sir James), Planta, Tanner, 

Dennis, Maodonell, Pope, Taylor, 

Fisher, McCall, Power, Thompson, 

Foster, McLean, Pringle, Thorne, 

Fowler, McLennan, Richardson, White. 34 

So it was declared in the negative. 

The question being then put on the main motion, 

It was moved, in amendment, 

That all the words after the word "now" be left out of the said motion and the 
following substituted therefor: "referred back to a Committee of the Whole with 
instructions to amend the same by adding to sub-section 2 of clause 3 the following 
words : " unless he establishes before the tribunal .that he had engaged to marry 
previous to that day and that the question of conscription had nothing to do with 
his decision." 

The question of concurrence being put on the said motion in amendment the same 
was, on division, resolved in the negative. 

The question being again put on the main motion, 
It was moved, in amendment, 

That all the words after the word " now " be left out of the said motion and the 
following substituted therefor : " referred back to a Committee of the Whole with 



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instructions to amend the same by adding to sub-section 1 of clause 11 the following 
words : 

"(gr) And all professors in schools, colleges, universities and other educational 
establishments duly incorporated or recognized by the Department of E ducation of 
any province." 

The question of concurrence being put on the said motion in amendment, the 
same was, on division, resolved in the negative. 

The question being again put on the main motion, 

It was moved, in amendment, 

That all the words after the word " now " be left out of the said motion and the 
following substituted therefor : " referred back to a Committee of the Whole with 
instructions to amend paragraph 6 of the Schedule by adding after the word includ 
ing, in the first line, the following words : " divinity students and ". 

The question of concurrence being put on the said motion in amendment, it was, 
on division, resolved in the negative. 

The question being again put on the main motion, 

It was moved, in amendment, 

That all the words after the word " now " be left out of the said motion and the 
following substituted therefor : " referred back to a Committee of the Whole with 
instructions to amend the same by replacing the word twenty by the words twenty- 
one in the third line of clause 3." 

The question of concurrence being put on the said motion in amendment, the 
same was, on division, resolved in the negative. 

The question being again put on the main motion, 

It was moved, in amendment, 

That all the words after the word " now " be left out of the said motion and the 
following words substituted therefor : "referred back to a Committee of the Whole with 
instructions to amend clause 8 by striking out the word one and substituting there 
for the word two , and by adding at the end of the said clause the following words : 
one of these two Judges so appointed must be conversant with the official languages of 
the country ." 

The question of concurrence being put on the said motion in amendment, the 
same was, on division, resolved in the negative. 

The question being again put on the main motion, 

It was moved, in amendment, 

That all the words after the word " now " be left out of the said motion and the 
following substituted therefor : " referred back to a Committee of the Whole with 
instructions to amend sub-section 1 of clause 11 by adding the following as paragraph 
(g) thereof : 

" (#) Those who are married or are widowers and are fathers of six living 
children or more are exempt from military service." 

The question of concurrence being put on the said motion in amendment, the 
same was, on division, declared in the negative. 

It being Six o clock His Honour the Speaker left the Chair, to resume the same 
at half past Seven o clock. 

7.30 P.M. 

The question being again put on the main motion, 

It was moved, in amendment, 

That all the words after the word " now " be left out of the said motion and the 
following substituted therefor : referred back to a Committee of the Whole with instruc 
tions to amend the same by adding the following as Clause 18 : 

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328 8th August 1917 



" 18. This Bill shall not come in force until after it has been submitted to the 
people in general elections by means of a separate ballot. It may be put in force by 
Royal Proclamation." 

The question of concurrence being put on the said motion in amendment, the 
same was, on division, resolved in the negative. 

The question being again put on the main motion, 

It was moved, in amendment, 

That all the words after the word " now " be left out of the said motion and the 
following substituted therefor: referred back to a Committee of the Whole with 
instructions to amend the same by adding the following as sub-section 5 of clause 16 : 

"(5.) The said section shall not apply to any candidate, his agent or supporter in 
a Federal Election." 

The question of concurrence being put on the said motion in amendment, the 
same was, on division, resolved in the negative. 

The said Bill, as amended, was then, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill, as amended, shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, with several amendments to which they 
desire their concurrence. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, Bill T2, " An Act for the relief of Albert Edwin 
Gordon," was, on division, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was, on division, resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, to which they desire their concurrence; 
also to communicate to that House the evidence taken in the case before the Standing 
Committee on Divorce, together with all the papers produced in said evidence before 
them, with a request that the same be returned to this House. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 115, " An Act to amend the Boards of 
Trade Act." 

(In the Committee.) 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. McSweeney, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 83, " An Act relating to The Honorary 
Advisory Council for Scientific and Industrial Research." 

(In the Committee.) 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Daniel, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 



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With leave of the Senate, 

Ordered, That Rules 24a and 63, be suspended in respect to the said Bill. 
The said Bill was then read a third time. 
The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 
It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
again put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 66, " An Act to amend the 
Judges Ack" 

(In the Committee.) 

After a while the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Crosby, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
taken the said Bill into consideration, made some progress thereon, and asked leave 
to sit again. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day, for further con 
sideration in a Committee of the Whole to-morrow. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration in a Committee of the 
Whole on the Bill 116, " An Act to assist Returned Soldiers in settling upon the Land 
and to increase Agricultural production," 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration 
of the Amendments made by the House of Commons to the Bill E2, " An Act to incor 
porate Dominion Good Roads Association." 

The said Amendments were agreed to. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate doth agree to the Amendments made by the House of Commons 
to the said Bill, without any amendment. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Amendments made 
by the House of Commons to the Bill MQ, " An Act to incorporate The English Valley 
and Hudson Bay Railway Company," it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration 
of the Amendments made by the House of Commons to the Bill N2, " An Act respect 
ing The Montreal Central Terminal Company." 

The said Amendments were agreed to. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate doth agree to the Amendments made by the House of Ormmnns 
to the said Bill, without any amendment. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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330 



9th August 



1917 



Thursday, August 9th, 1917. 



The Members convened were:- 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDFC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Beith, 

Belcourt, 

Blain, 

Bostock, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Choquette, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
David, 
Dennis, 

PRAYERS. 



Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Domville 

(Lt.-Col), 
Douglas, 
Edwards, 
Farrell, 
Fisher, 
Forget, 
Girroir, 
King, 
Laird, 
Landry, 
La Riviere, 
Lavergne, 
Legris, 
L Esperance, 



Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Macdonell, 
McHugh, 
McLaren, 
McLean, 
McLennan, 
McMeans, 
McSweeney, 
Milne, 
Montplaisir, 
Murphy, 
ISTicholls, 
Planta, 
Poirier, 
Pope, 
Power. 



Pringle, 

Prowse, 

Richardson, 

Robertson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Middleton), 
Shatford, 
Smith, 
Sproule, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Thompson, 
Thome, 
White, 
Yeo. 



The Honourable Mr. Thompson, for the Honourable Mr. Watson, from the Stand 
ing Committee on Railways, Telegraphs and Harbours, to whom was referred the Bill 
39, " An Act respecting The Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Company," 
reported that they had gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the 
same, without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

The Honourable Mr. Nicholls, from the Special Committee to inquire into and 
report upon the best method br methods of conserving and increasing our domestic 
and overseas trade, presented their Third Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

THURSDAY, August 9, 1917. 

The Special Committee appointed to inquire into and report upon the best 
method or methods of conserving and increasing our domestic and overseas trade to 
the end that our present prosperity may not unduly suffer when the stimulus resulting 
from orders for munitions and other war supplies is removed, beg leave to make their 
Third Report, as follows: 



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Your Committee when preparing their Second Report recommended that one of 
the best methods of conserving Canadian Trade after the war would he the organization 
of a Canadian Trade Corporation for reasons set forth in the report. Your Com 
mittee have since given consideration to such methods as would tend to increase our 
agricultural production, having in view the necessity of furnishing Great Britain and 
her Allies with food products during the continuation of the war and the further 
necessity of increasing our exports of food products after the declaration of peace, -to 
the end that the balance of trade now greatly in our favour may not unduly diminish. 

After hearing the representations on this important subject, your Committee are 
of the opinion : 

(1) That the Government of Canada should, without delay, endeavour to encourage 
the breaking of a large acreage of wild lands in order that such new soil may be ready 
for cultivation next year and 1 our productive capacity thereby increased; 

(2) That if it is found necessary, in order to encourage farmers to bring additional 
acreage under cultivation, that a bounty of a certain sum per acre be paid for each 
and every acre of wild land put under cultivation and off which a crop is raised dur 
ing the next ensuing two years; 

(3) That consideration be given by the Government to the advisability of requesting 
the co-operation of the several provinces, so that any amount paid out in bounties 
would be shared by the Dominion Government and the Provincial Governments respec 
tively. 

Your Committee have reached the above conclusions mainly on account of the well 
known difficulty of securing farm labour during the war at such reasonable rates of 
wages as is necessary for the purpose of cultivating and harvesting without loss farm 
lands now under cultivation, and it is believed that the payment of a bounty as recom 
mended, will enable the farmer to offer the higher wage which must be paid at this 
period to secure the labour required to increase the area of grain production in this 
country. 

As alternatives to the payment of a bounty, your Committee advise that the 
possibility of adopting either or both of the following methods of coping with the 
shortage of farm labour be considered by the Dominion and Provincial Governments: 

1. That where an owner or tenant of wild lands is willing to cultivate the whole 
or a portion thereof, but is debarred from so doing by reason of lack of capacity to 
pay for breaking the same or his inability to secure the necessary i-aoour, that the 
Governments break the land with traction engines, charging a moderate price there 
for and extending the payment for such breaking over a term of several years ; 

2. That as a war measure only and for a period to be limited to the duration of 
war, Asiatic labour be imported under Government control and supervision, that is 
to say, that during the period from seeding to harvesting, farmers shall be furnished 
by a central authority at a fixed charge, with such imported labour as they may require. 

Your Committee realize the objections that may be raised and with which under 
normal conditions they would be in accord. Present war conditions, however, call 
for heroic remedies. The shortage of farm labour must be met and the method of 
meeting it must be prompt and decisive, if our present production of wheat and other 
cereals is to be maintained, let alone increased. It would be found that such imported 
labour by aiding increased production would greatly assist the Allies in the prosecu 
tion of the war to a successful conclusion and would be a vital factor in obviating the 
threatened food shortage in Great Britain and would by reason of a great increase in 
the area of agricultural lands brought under cultivation, add greatly to our national 
wealth and become a prime factor in absorbing the national debt largely increased 
by reason of the war. Proper provisions could be made that imported labour would 



332 9th August 1917 



be restricted to such localities and be availed of only at such times as would not inter 
fere with the employment of white labour whenever and wherever such was available. 
All which is respectfully submitted. 

FREDERIC NICHOLLS, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for considera 
tion on Tuesday next. 

On motion of the Honourable Mr. Casgrain, it was 

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General praying His Excellency to Jiave laid on the Table of the Senate all the docu 
ments relating to the purchase by the Militia Department of " Bonnie Bel Air " from 
W. T. Rodden, Esq., a part of number nine (9) on the official plan and book of refer 
ence of the Parish of Lachine and specially the report of the lawyers who examined 
the titles. 

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General by such Members of this House as are Members of the Privy Council. 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That the following Members of the Senate be appointed a Special Com 
mittee to consider and report on the desirability of revising the rules and regulations 
.governing the granting of divorce, and, if in the opinion of the Committee a revision 
is advisable, to submit to the Senate such amendments as are deemed necessary, and 
that the Committee be empowered to meet in joint sittings with a like Committee of 
the House of Commons : The Honourable Messieurs Watson, Bostock, Daniel, Ross 
(Middleton), and Tanner. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 115, " An Act to amend the Boards of 
Trade Act," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day the Senate proceeded to the consideration of the 
Eighth Report of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent 
Accounts of the Senate. 

The said Report was adopted. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Ninth Report of the 
Standing Committee on Internal Economy and Contingent Accounts of the Senate. 
With leave of the Senate, 
The said Report was withdrawn. 

The Senate was adjourned during pleasure and again put into a Committee of the 
Whole on the Bill 6G, " An Act to amend the Judges Act." 

(In the Committee.) 

It was moved to add the following as Sections 34 and 35 of the Act: 

8. The said Act is amended by adding thereto the following: 

" 34. No judge of the Supreme Court of Canada or any Superior, District or 

County Court shall receive or be paid any salary or allowance except as provided by 

the Parliament of Canada. 



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" 35. On proof being made to the Minister of Justice of the payment or receipt 
of any salary or allowance by any authority other than the Parliament of Canada, 
he shall forthwith order it to be deducted from the salary provided by the Parlia 
ment of Canada. 

" Provided that nothing contained in this section or in the last preceding section 
shall be construed to affect any payment to any of the Superior, -District or County 
Courts judges provided for by any provincial Government in connection with the 
judicial duties of any judge of such Courts: Provided also, that nothing in this Act 
shall prevent any judge from acting as Commissioner for the purpose of investigating 
municipal matters in virtue of provincial laws, and receiving his travelling and living 
expenses." 

The question of concurrence being put upon the said amendment it was resolved in 
the affirmative. 

After a while the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Tanner, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same, with several 
amendments which he was ready to submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to 
receive them. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 1 

Ordered, That Rules 24a, d and 63, be suspended in respect to the said Bill. 

The said Amendments were then agreed to, and 

The said Bill, as amended, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, with several amendments to which they 
desire their concurrence. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 116, " An Act to assist Returned 
Soldiers in settling upon the Land and to increase Agricultural production." 

(In the Committee) 
Title read and postponed. 
Preamble read and postponed. 

Clauses 1 to &, both inclusive, severally read and agreed to. 
Preamble again read and agreed to. 
Title again read and agreed to. 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Thompson, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

With leave of the Senate, 

Ordered, That Rules 24ffl and 63, be suspended in respect to the said Bill. 

The said Bill was then read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 



334 9th August 1917 



Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration 
of the Amendments made by the House of Commons to the Bill M2, " An Act to 
incorporate The English Valley and Hudson Bay Kailway Company." 

The said Amendments were agreed to. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate doth agree to the Amendments made by the House of Commons 
to the said Bill, without any amendment. 

On motion, it was 

Ordered, That when the Senate adjourns to-day, it do stand adjourned until 
Tuesday next at 8 o clock in the evening. 

The Senate then adjourned. 



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335 



Tuesday, August 14th ; 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



Beique, 

Blain, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Daniel, 
Dessaules, 
De Veber, 
Donnelly, 
Edwards, 
Farrell, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Forget, 

Foster, 

Girroir, 

Gordon, 

King 1 , 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Macdonell, 
Mason 

(Brig.-Gen l), 



McCall, 

McHugh, 

McLaren, 

McLean, 

McSweeney, 

Milne, 

Mitchell, 

Murphy, 

Planta, 

Power, 

Pringle, 

Prowse, 

Ratz, 

Richardson, 



Roche, 
Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Thompson, 
White, 
Wilson, 
Yeo. 



PRAYERS. 

On motion of the Honourable Mr. Ross (Middleton), it was 

Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
1 General, praying His Excellency to cause to be laid before the Senate a return show 
ing the name of every judge of the Supreme, District and County Courts in all the 
provinces of Canada, for the year 1916, together with a statement of the moneys paid 
to each of such judges for that year for (a) salaries; (fe) travelling expenses; (c) 
allowances of all kinds; (<T) for services as Commissioners; (e) and any other pay 
ments; and also, showing the names of judges who have performed services as Com 
missioners, or in any other public capacity without compensation. 

Ordered, That the said Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor 
General by such Members of this House as are Members of the Privy Council. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 39, " An Act respecting The Toronto, 
Hamilton and Buffalo Railway Company," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative, 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Sanate was adjourned during pleasure 
and put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 73, " An Act to amend The Meat 
and Canned Foods Act." 



336 14th August 1917 



(In the Committee.) 

After a while the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. McSweeney, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
taken the said Bill into consideration, made some progress thereon, and asked leave 
to sit again. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day, for further con 
sideration in a Committee of the Whole on Thursday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration in a Committee of the 
Whole of Bill 67, " An Act to amend the Customs Act," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill P, "An Act 
to incorporate The Army and Navy Veterans in Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to the 24th Instant. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill U, " An Act 
to incorporate The Great War Veterans Association of Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to the 24th Instant. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Third Report of the 
Special Committee to inquire into and report upon the best method or methods of 
conserving and increasing our domestic and overseas trade, it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 






A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk to return the 
Bill 32, " An Act to incorporate The Cascade Scenic Railway Company," 

And to acquaint the Senate that they have agreed to the amendments made by 
the Senate to the said Bill, without any amendment. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
97, intituled: "An Act to amend the Criminal Code (respecting jurors)," to which 
they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
118, intituled : " An Act to amend the Government Railways Act," to which they desire 
the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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15th August 



337 



Wednesday, August 15th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beique, 

Beith, 

Belcourt, 

Blain, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Daniel, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Donnelly, 
Douglas, 
Edwards, 

PRAYERS. 



Farrell, 

Fisher, 

Forget, 

Foster, 

Girroir, 

Gordon, 

King, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 

L Esperance, 

Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Macdonell, 



Mason 

(Brig.-Gen l), 
McCall, 
McHugh, 
McLean, 
McSweeney, 
Milne, 
Mitchell, 
Murphy, 
Nicholls, 
Planta, 
Power, 
Pringle, 
Prowse, 
Katz, 
Richardson, 



Robertson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moose jaw), 
Shatford, 
Smith, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Thompson, 
Watson, 
White, 
Wilson, 
Yeo. 



Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 67, " An Act to amend the Customs 
Act." 

(In the Committee.) 

Title read and postponed. 
Preamble read and postponed. 

Clause 1 being read, it was moved to strike out the said Clause. The yeas and 
nays being demanded, the Committee divided, as follows: 

YEAS: 15 NAYS: 23. 

So it was passed in the negative. 

It was again moved to amend 1 the said Clause by striking out the words " one 
thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven " in lines 12 and 13, and substituting there 
for the words " one thousand nine hundred and seventeen." The said amendment was 
lost, on division. 

The Clause was then adopted, on division. 

Clause 2 was then read and adopted, on division. 

Preamble again read and agreed to. 

Title again read and agreed to. 



338 15th August 1917 



After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Landry, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Head 
ing on Friday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Third Report of 
the Special Committee to inquire into and report upon the best method or methods 
of conserving and increasing our domestic and overseas trade. 

It was moved, 

That the said Report be now adopted. 

After debate, it was 

Ordered, That further debate on the said motion be adjourned 1 until to-morrow. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
54, intituled: "An Act to amend the Criminal Code (respecting Insurance)," to 
which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
121, intituled : " An Act to amend an Act in aid of Provincial Legislation prohibiting 
or restricting the sale or use of Intoxicating Liquors," to which they desire the con 
currence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
124, intituled: " An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Evidence Act," 
to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Friday next. 

The Senate adjourned. 



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16th August 



339 



Thursday, August 16th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 

The Honourable THOMAS SIMPSON SPROULE, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Beith, 

Belcourt, 

Blain, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Cloran, 
Daniel, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 



Donnelly, 

Douglas, 

Edwards, 

Farrell, 

Fisher, 

Forget, 

Foster, 

Fowler, 

Girroir, 

Gordon, 

lung, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 



Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Macdonell, 
Mason 

(Brig.Gen l), 
McCall, 
McHugh, 
McLaren, 
McLean, 
McSweeney, 
Milne, 
Murphy, 
Mcholls, 
Planta, 
Power, 
Prowse, 



Ratz, 

Richardson, 

Robertson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Shatford, 
Smith, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Watson, 
White, 



The Clerk, at the Table, informed the Senate that His Honour the Speaker was 
unavoidably absent. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed moved, seconded by the Honourable Mr. 
Bostock, 

That owing to the unavoidable absence of His Honour the Speaker and in com 
pliance with Section 3 of Chapter 12 of the Revised Statutes of Canada, the Honour 
able Mr. Sproule be appointed Speaker of the Senate. 

The question of concurrence being put thereon, the Clerk declared the said motion 
carried in the affirmative, 

Whereupon the Honourable Mr. Sproule took the Chair. 

I 

PRAYERS. 

The Honourable Mr. Dennis, from the Joint Committee of both Houses on the 
Printing of Parliament, presented their Third Report. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

The Joint Committee of both Houses on the Printing of Parliament, beg leave to 
present the following as their Third Report : 

The Committee recommend as follows : 

1. That the following Sessional documents be printed, for Sessional Papers only : 

192a. Copy of Order in Council, P.C. 1460, dated 16th June, 1917, re the 
appointment of an Officer to be known as Food Controller for Canada, and specifying 
his powers and duties. 



340 16th August 1917 



222. Return to an Order of the House, of the 13th June, 1917, for a Eeturu 
showing : 

1. The total expenditure connected with Agriculture by the Federal Government 
in each of the fiscal years from 1904-05 to 1916-17, inclusive. 

2. Plow much money was set apart by the Agricultural Aid Act of 1912 to assist 
the Provincial Departments of Agriculture to improve and extend their work. 

3. How much of above amount was given to each Province, and what was accom 
plished in each Province as a result of such assistance. 

4. How much money was set apart by the Federal Government under the Agricul 
tural Instructions Act of 1913, and under the provisions of the said Act what amounts 
were respectively allotted each year to the several Provinces. 

5. What the general purpose of said Act is, and to what extent that purpose has 
been made effective in each Province. 

2. That the following Sessional documents be not printed : 

43c. Copy of Extract from Order in Council No. P.C. 1576, dated llth ,June, 
1917: Eegulations instituting the rank of Chief Skipper and Skipper in the Royal 
Canadian Navy. 

43d. Copy of Order in Council, P.C. 69/1774, dated :28th June, 1917, containing 
Regulations for the Payment of Specialist Allowance to R.N.C.V.R. and R.N.C.V.R. 
Overseas Division. 

43e. Copy Extract from Order in Council, P:C. No. 1783, dated 2.0th June, 
1917: Rules and Regulations governing the issue of Pay, Allowances and Pensions, 
Department of the Naval Service. 

Copy Extract from Order in Council, P.C. No. 1871, dated 6th July, 1917: 
Amendment to the Regulations for the payment of Separation Allowance to the 
dependents of those on Active Service under the Naval Service Department. 

43f . Extracts from Order in Council, P.C. 1993 of the l*7th July, 1917 : Scale of 
Subsistence Allowances to Officers and men of the Naval Service when travelling on 
duty; also, Extract from Order in Council, P.C. 1994 of the 17th July, 1917: Scale 
of Allowances in lieu of lodging, provisions, fuel and light, for Officers and men of 
the Naval Service. 

48a. Return to an Order of the House, of the 23rd April, 1917, for a copy of 
all proceedings in the Exchequer Court of Canada, and judgment of Mr. Justice 
Cassels concerning the reference of the Quebec and Saguenay Railway, the Quebec and 
Montmorency Railway and the Lotbiniere and Megantic Railway. 

48b. Return to an Order of the House, of the 14th May, 1917, for a copy of 
the judgment delivered by Mr. Justice Cassels on the 24th day of January, 1917, in 
the matter of fixing the price to be paid by the Government for the Quebec, Mont 
morency and Charlevoix Railway, the Quebec and Saguenay Railway, and the 
Lotbiniere and Megantic Railway, under the statute of last session, Chapter 22, 6-7 
George V. 

76a. Return of Orders in Council passed in the year 1917, under the provisions 
of Section 18, of Chapter 63, Revised Statutes of Canada, " An Act to provide for the 
Government of the Yukon Territory." 

138d. Return to an Order of the House, of the 9th May, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. How many permanent civil servants or officials were in the employ of the 
Department of Justice on the 10th day of October, 1911, and how many on the 31st 
of March, 1917. 

2. How many temporary civil servants and employees of all kinds were in the 
employ of the. said Department on the 10th day of October, 1911, and how many on 
the 31st of March, 1917. 



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3. How many permanent civil servants or officials were appointed by said Depart 
ment since the 1st of August, 1914. 

4. How many temporary civil servants and employees were employed by said 
Department since August 1, 1914. 

5. What was the gross amount paid by said Department for salaries and expenses 
to both permanent and temporary civil servants and employees for the fiscal year 
ending March 31, 1911. 

6. What was the gross amount paid by said Department for salaries and expenses 
of all permanent and temporary civil servants and employees for the fiscal year ending 
March 31, 1917. 

7. How many civil servants were appointed by said Department since October 
10, 1911, under the provisions of Section 21 of the Civil Service Act. 

138e. Eeturn to an Order of the House, of the 14th May, 1917, for a Eeturn 
showing : 

1. How many permanent civil servants or officials were in the employ of the 
Department of Finance on the 10th day of October, 1911, and how many on the 31st 
of March, 1917. 

2. How many temporary civil servants and employees of all kinds were in the 
employ of the said Department on the 10th day of October, 1911, and how many on 
the 31st of March, 1917. 

3. How many permanent civil servants or officials were appointed by said Depart 
ment since the 1st of August, 1914. 

4. How many temporary civil servants and employees were employed by said 
Department since August 1, 1914. 

5. What was the gross amount paid by said Department for salaries and expenses 
to both permanent and temporary civil servants and employees for the fiscal year 
ending March 31, 1911. 

6. What was the gross amount paid by said Department for salaries and expenses 
of all permanent and temporary civil servants and employees for the fiscal year ending 
March 31, 1917. 

7. How many civil servants were appointed by said Department since October 10, 
1911, under the provisions of Section 21 of the Civil Service Act. 

138f. Return to an Order of the House, of the 2nd May.. 1917, for a Eeturn 
showing : 

1. How many permanent civil servants or officials "were in the employ of the 
Department of Indian Affairs on the 10th day of October, 1911, and how many on the 
31st of March, 1917. 

2. How many temporary civil servants and employees of all kinds were in the 
employ of the said Department on the 10th day of October, 1911, and how many on 
the 31st of March, 1917. 

3. How many permanent civil servants or officials were appointed by said Depart 
ment since the 1st of August, 1914. 

4. How many temporary civil servants and employees were employed by said 
Department since August 1, 1914. 

5. What was the gross amount paid by said Department for salaries and expenses 
to both permanent and temporary civil servants and employees for the. fiscal year 
ending March 31, 1911. 

6. What was the gross amount paid by said Department for salaries and expenses 
of all permanent and temporary civil servants and employees for the fiscal year ending 
March 31, 1917. 

7. How many civil servants were appointed by said Department since October 
10, 1911, under the provisions of Section 21 of the Civil Service Act. 



342 16th August 1917 



143d. Return to an Order of the House of the 30th April, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. How many Americans have -enrolled in Canadian Regiments ,since the com 
mencement of the War. 

2. How many natives of the British Isles are so enrolled in Canada since the 1st 
of August, 1914. 

146b. Tabulated Statement showing list of points on the Eastern Division of 
the National Transcontinental Railway from which rails were lifted for shipment 
overseas to France, mileage lifted at each point and replaced with rails from Inter 
colonial Railway (together with a map accompanying same). 

203a. Return to an Order of the House, of the 3rd May, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. The amount which has been paid for stenographic reporting for the different 
Commissions or inquiries which have been held by the Government since November, 
1911, to the present time. 

2. The names of the persons to whom these amounts have been paid for steno 
graphy and the respective amounts paid to each of them. 

206. Letter of theHouourableE. L. Patenaude, M.P., to the Right Honourable the 
Prime Minister, resigning his position as Secretary of State for Canada, and the 
letter of the Prime Minister in acknowledgment thereof. 

207. Return to an Order of the House of the 3rd May, 1917, for a ; Return 
showing : 

1. How much merchandise has been exported from Canada into Foreign Countries 
since the first of August, 1914, to the present time. 

2. How much of these goods have gone through the Port of Hamburg. 

3. What countries have imported this merchandise from Canada, and the respec 
tive amounts for each of them. 

208. Return to an Order of the House of the 3rd February, 1916, for a Return 
showing the itemized disbursements of Ward Fisher, Inspector of Fisheries^ for 
Western Nova Scotia, for the year 1912, amounting to $388.40, and the year 1913, 
amounting to $1,009.84. 

209. Return to an Order of the House of the 23rd April, 1917, for a copy of all 
papers, documents, petitions, memoranda, correspondence, etc., with the Government 
of British Columbia or any member thereof with the Fishery Officers of the Marine 
and Fishries Department resident in said Province, and with any Company, person 
or persons relating to prohibition of the export of British Columbia .Salmon pWe 
January 20, 1913. 

210. Statement of Amount and Price of Commodities purchased and sold (includ 
ing export and home consumption) by Cold Storage Companies in Canada from 
January 1 to December .1, 1916. 

210b. Copy of Order in Council, P.C. 2021, dated 23rd July, 1917, recommending 
the further investigation into the premises, books, papers and records of the William 
Davies Company, Limited, and Matthews-Blackwell, Ltd., as disclosed by the report 
of W. F. O Connor, Acting Commissioner on the Cost of Living, on the subject of 
cold storage conditions in Canada, and appointing G. F. Henderson, A- B. Brodie 
and Geoffrey Clarkson with all the powers of Examiners under Part I of the Inquiries 
Act to inquire into the books, papers, etc., of the said companies ; also to recommend 
in writing to the Minister of Labour a standardized system of costs accounting appli 
cable to the cold storage business by which the net profits of cold storage companies 
in Canada may from time to time be readily ascertained. 



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211. Return to an Order of the House of the llth June, 1917, for a copy of all 
correspondence, telegrams, requests, petitions and other papers in the possession of 
the Department of Trade and Commerce relating to providing a supply of salt for 
the fisheries of the Maritime Provinces. 

212. Copy of Order in Council, P.C. No. 1725, dated the 25th June, ,1917, creat 
ing the position of Director of Coal Operations for the southeastern coal fields of 
the Province of British .Columbia and the southwestern coal fields of the Province 
of Alberta, known as District 18; also, Copy of Order in Council, P.C. No. 1726, 
dated the 25th June, 1917, appointing W. II. Armstrong, of the City of Vancouver, 
Director of Coal Operations under the provisions of Order in Council, P.C. No. 1725, 
dated 25th June, 1917. 

212a. Eeturn to an Order of the House, of the 14th May, 1917, for a copy of all 
letters, reports, communications and documents passing between the Minister of 
Labour and the Department of Labour and the officials of District No. 18, United Mine 
Workers of Alberta, and the officials of the Alberta and Eastern British Columbia 
Coal Operators Association, concerning the requests made by the Miners f<r an 
increase in wages due to the increase in the cost of living, between September 1. 1916, 
and the present time. 

213. Eeturn to an Order of the House, of the 13th June, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. How many battalions of infantry left Canada with the First Contingent. 

2. The number, and designations of the different units of artillery which left with 
the First Contingent. 

3. The number and the designation of the different medical corps which left 
Canada with the First Contingent. 

4. The number and designation of all the other units which left with the First 
Contingent. 

5. The names, rank and duties of the supernumerary officers who left with the 
First Contingent. 

214. Return to an Address to His Excellency the Governor General, of the 30th 
May, 1917, for a copy of all correspondence, letters, cables and other documents 
exchanged between the Imperial Government or any of its members or officials with 
the Canadian Government or any of its members or officials, relative to the question 
of the proposed legislation by the Imperial Parliament to validate certain Acts and 
proceedings of the Legislature of British Columbia. 

215. Return to an Order of the House, of the 4th June, 1917, for a copy of all 
correspondence between the Chief of the Hansard Translation Staff of the House, the 
Clerk of the House and the Speaker, since April 19, 1917, to date. 

216. Return to an Order of the House, of the 27th March, 1916, for a Return 
showing the amounts paid by the Federal Government from the 1st July, 1896, to the 
1st October, 1911, to the following newspapers: Le Canada, La Presse, La Patrie, Le 
Pays, of Montreal, and La Vigie and Le Soleil, of Quebec. 

217. Return to an Order of the House, of the 3rd May, 1917, for a Return 
showing the number of employees of the following Departments after 1896, and after 
1911, respectively, viz.: Inland Revenue, Interior, Public Works, Marine and Fish 
eries, Militia and Defence, Labour and Department of Trade and Commerce. 

218. Return to an Order of the House, of the 7th May, 1917, for a Return 
showing the number of returned soldiers who have been given employment in the 
various departments of the Government. 

219. Return to an Order of the House, of the 25th June, 1917, for a co -.y of the 
reports made by the Penitentiary Surgeons in connection with the release from 
Penitentiary of Edward Levi Baugh. 

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344 16th August 1917 



220. Return to an Order of the House, of the 21st May, 1917, for a Return 
giving the names and salaries of employees of the Interior and Indian Departments, 
(a) Inside Service and (b) Outside Service, who volunteered for overseas service, 
and who were paid their full civil salary in addition to their military pay and allow 
ances. 

Those who volunteered for overseas service and who were paid a sufficient portion 
of their civil salary in addition to their military pay and allowances to bring their 
pay up to the amount of their civil salary. 

Those who volunteered for overseas service and who -received consideration (stat 
ing consideration) on account of their civil employment in addition to their military 
pay and allowances. 

Those who volunteered for overseas service and who do not receive any considera 
tion on account of their civil employment in addition to their military pay and allow 
ances. 

221. Report of Special Trade Commission to Great Britain, France and Italy, 
May-September, 1916. 

223. Return to an Order of the House, of the llth June, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. Whether Mr. Giard, ex-M.P.P. for Compton, is an employee of the Government. 

2. If so, since when. 

3. The number of employees under his orders and their respective names. 

4. What salary does said Giard receive. 

5. The salary of each employee under his charge. 

6. Whether he has bought, for the Government, any animals for breeding purposes. 

7. I so, how many, and the price paid for each. 

8. Where these -animals were bought. 

9. How many of them have been rejected or returned to the Government or to 
Mr. Giard. 

10. If any have been refused or returned, why. 

11. Where the said breeding animals are at present. 

112. What the Government or the Department of Agriculture intends to do with 
the animals so refused and returned to Mr,. Giard. 

224. Return to an Address to His Excellency the Governor General, of the 31st 
January, 1917, for a copy of all documents, letters, messages, correspondence, reports 
and particularly an Order in Council dated 6th December, 1898, respecting the exemp 
tion from military service of the Doukhobors. 

225. Return to an Address to His Excellency the Governor General, of the 31st 
January, 1917, for a copy of all Orders in Council and other documents on file in the 
Department of Marine and Fisheries relating to the requisitioning of Canadian ships 
by the Canadian Government. 

226. Return to an Order of the House, of the 7th June, 1917, for a Return 
showing the number of recruiting officers which have been appointed in the Province 
of Quebec, with the names, addresses, nature of functions and salaries of the same. 

226a. Return to an Order of the House of the 18th June, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. The names and addresses of the parties on Prince Edward Island who have 
been engaged or who are now engaged in recruiting :for the army and navy or doing 
other work of a like military character, since August, 1914. 

2. The remuneration or pay each of the said parties receives and the allowance 
given for travelling or other expenses. 

3. The total amount each person has received up to the 1st of June, 1917 



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227. Keturn to an Order of the House, of the 12th April, 1916, for a Return 
showing: 

1. How many clerks there are in the Post Office Department who belong to and 
are paid from the outside service vote, and who work in the inside service. 

2. The names of said clerks. 

3. Salary paid to each. 

4. How long each has been in the service of the Department. 

5. If rail or any of thes e clerks have passed any examination. If so, what exlam- 
ination and on what date or dates. 

228. Copy of a Memorandum presented by the Southern Slav Committee to the 
representatives of the British Dominions, setting forth the aims and aspiratiV. 

the Jugo-slavs (Serbs, Croats and Slovens) subject to Austro-Hungarian rule. 

229. Return to an Order of the Senate for a copy of all papers .and correspondence 
between the Minister of Customs and a member of ,the Executive Council of any 
Province with regard to claims made by the Minister of Customs for the paymont of 
Customs duties by the Government of that Province. 

230. Copy of Report of Honourable Sir ,Ezekiel McLeod, Chief Justin of tl e 
Province of New Brunswick, and the Honourable Louis Tellier, retired Judge of the 
Superior Court of the Province of Quebec, Commissioners appointed under the 
Inquiries Act of Canada, being Revised Statutes of Canada, 1906, Chapter 104 and 
Amending Acts, by virtue of an Order in Council passed on the 6th June, 1917, 
whereby the said Commissioners were empowered and directed to conduct .an inquiry 
arid investigation for the purpose of reviewing and considering the evidence taken 
by Mr. Justice Gait, a Commissioner appointed by the Lieutenant-Governor of Mani 
toba on the 15th ,day of July, 1916, to investigate and report upoa certain matters 
of concern to the Local Government of the said Province, in the execution of such 
Commission, and to review and consider his reports and findings on such evidence; 
and to report whether such evidence sustains or supports the findings of the said Com 
missioner as set forth in such reports, in so far as they reflect upon or prejudicially 
affect the honour or integrity of the Hon. Robert Rogers, or ,the honesty of his deal 
ings or transactions. 

231. Return to an Order of the House, of the 13th June, 1917, for a copy of all 
correspondence, letters, telegrams find other papers relating to a contract for carry 
ing mails between Grand River and Fourchu, in the County of Richmond, Nova 
Scotia, in the years 1916 and 1917. 

232. Return to an Order of the House, of the 30th April, 1917, for a copy of all 
papers, letters, telegrams and documents relative to the purchase of land in Vancouver. 
B.C., for the purpose of an armoury, since January 1, 1913. 

233. Return to an Order of the Jrlouse of the 1st February, 19] 7, for a Return 
showing : 

1. The names and present rank of all appointees as Chief Recruiting Officers or 
as District or Special Recruiting Officers, not local or regimental, made since the 
beginning of the war. 

2. The dates of their respective appointments. 

3. The ages and vocations of their respective appointees. 

4. The name of military organization, if any, in which appointees had previously 
served. 

5. The rank of appointees while serving in any military organization. 

6. Whether the services of any of these appointees have been dispensed with. 
7.- If so, their names, and dates on which they were retired. 

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346 16th August 191 



234. Return to an Order of the House of the 31st January, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. The date of the last order given by the Government to the Ross Rifle Company. 

2. The number of rifles .ordered. 

3. Whether a recommendation of the British Army Council for the utilization of 
existing Canadian facilities in .manufacturing the new and improved Lee-Enfield was 
received by ,the Government. 

4. The date of the recommendation, and when it was received. 

5. Whether the recommendation has been acted upon. 

235. Return to an Order of the House ,of the 20th June, 1917, for a Return 
showing : 

1. The names of the members of the military staff at North Vancouver. 

2. Their respective duties or occupations. 

3. The rank and pay of each. 

4. The amount that has been paid to each. 

5. Upon what date or dates the members of the said staff enlisted, and how long 
they have teen attached to the staff. 

235a. Return to an Order of the House of the 21st June, 1917, for a Return 
showing the names, rank, pay, and nature and place of employment of all officers 
attached to Headquarters at Halifax and the various departments of the Military 
Service or connected in any way with Military Division No. 6. 

236. Return to an Order of the House of the 18th July, 1917, for a return giving 
.a list of the different Commissions created since the beginning of the war, concerning 
^the soldiers, their pensions, hospitals, etc., showing the names of the various Commis 
sioners who have comprised said Commissionsi, 

238. Copy of Order in Council, P.C. 1881, dated 19th August, 1916, recommend 
ing, that in the case rof officers, warrant officers -and non-commissioned officers revert 
ing to lower rank in order to proceed to the front, no redxiction in separation, allow 
ance or pension shall be made; also, Copy of Order in Council, P.C. 200S, dated 20th 
July, 1 917, cancelling Order in Council, P.C,. 1615, dated 13th June, 1917, and amend 
ing Order in Council, P.C. 1881, dated -19th August, 1916, in respect to separation 
allowances and pensions to those reverting to lower rank, in order to proceed to the 
front. 

239. Return to an Order of the House of the 30th July, 1917, for a copy of all 
correspondence exchanged between the Board ;of Trade of the iCity of Quebec and the 
Prime Minister on the subject of the Report of the Special Commission on Railways. 

3. That the recommendations contained in the Second Report of the Special Com 
mittee appointed to consider, inquire into and report upon the reception, treatment, 
care, training and re-education of the wounded, disabled and convalescent returned 
soldiers of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces, presented to the) House of Commons 
on Tuesday, July 17, be not concurred in. 

4. That the recommendation contained in the Third Report of the Senate Stand 
ing Committee on Public Health and Inspection of Food, presented to the Senate on 
Thursday, August 2, be concurred in, and that the evidence given before the Com 
mittee on the subject of Whole Wheat Bread in Canada be printed in pamphlet form 
to the number of 500 copies for general distribution. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

WM. DENNIS, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day for consider 
ation on Tuesday next. 



8 George V August 16th 347 



The Honourable Mr. Cloran moved, seconded by the Honourable Mr. Watson, 
That the Senate do now adjourn for the purpose of bringing up a question of 

urgent public importance, namely : " the right of a Eeturned Soldier to wear in 

Canada certain decorations." 

After debate, 

A Point of Order was raised by the Honourable Sir James Lougheed: That the 
question was not of urgent public importance. 

His Honour the Speaker declared the Point of Order well taken. 

The Order of the Day being read for the further consideration in a Committee of 
the Whole of Bill 73, " An Act to amend The Meat and Canned Foods Act," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 97, " An Act to amend the Criminal 
Code (respecting jurors)," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 118, " An Act to amend the Govern 
ment Railways Act," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Thursday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate resumed the adjourned Debate on 
the Motion for the adoption of the Third Report of the Special Committee to inquire 
into and report upon the best method or methods of cnsserving and increasing our 
domestic and overseas trade. 

With leave of the Senate, 

The said motion was withdrawn. 

Ordered, That the said Report be referred back to the said Special Committee for 
further consideration. 

The Senate adjourned. 



348 



17th August 



1917 



Friday, August 17th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 

The Honourable THOMAS SIMPSON SPROULE, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beith, 

Belcourt, 

Blain, 

Bostock, 

Bourque, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Daniel, 
Dennis, 

PRAYERS. 



De Veber, 

Donnelly, 

Douglas, 

Edwards, 

Farrell, 

Fisher, 

Forget, 

King, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

L Esperance, 



Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
McCall, 
McLaren, 
McLean, 
Me Sweeney, 
Milne, 
Murphy, 
Planta, 
Power, 
Prowse, 
Ratz, 
Richardson, 



Robertson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Middleton), 
Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Shatford, 
Smith, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Watson. 
Yeo. 



The Honourable Mr. Boyer, from the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous 
Private Bills, to whom was referred the Amendments made by the House of Commons 
to the Bill C2, intituled : " An Act to incorporate the Imperial Order Daughters of 
the Empire and the Children of the Empire (Junior Branch)," presented their Report 
thereon. 

The same was then read by the Clerk, as follows : 

THE SENATE, 

COMMITTEE ROOM No. 69, 

FRIDAY, August 17, 1917. 

The Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills, to whom was referred 
the Amendments made by the House of Commons to the Bill C2, intituled : " An Act 
to incorporate the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire and the Children of the 
Empire (Junior Branch)," have in obedience to the order of reference of 18th July, 
1917, examined the said Amendments and now beg leave to recommend, as follows : 

1. That the first of the said Amendments, namely, that made to Clause 16, be con 
curred in. 

2. That the second of the said Amendments, namely, the addition of the new 
Clause 17, be not concurred in. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

ARTHUR BOITTER, 

Chairman. 

Ordered, That the said Report be placed on the Orders of the Day, for consider 
ation on Tuesday next. 



8 George V 17th August 349 



Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 67, " An Act to amend the Customs 
Act," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 54, " An Act to amend the Criminal 
Code (respecting Insurance)," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a! Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 121, " An Act to amend an Act in aid 
of Provincial Legislation prohibiting or restricting the sale or use of Intoxicating 
Liquors," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 124, " An Act to amend the Criminal 
Code and the Canada Evidence Act," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

By unanimous consent, 

The Senate adjourned until Tuesday next at Eight o clock, in the evening. 



350 21st August 1917 



Tuesday, August 21st, 1917. 

The Members convened were: 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 

The Honourable Messieurs 

Beaubien, Farrell, McCall, Ross 

Beique, Fisher, McIIugh, (Moosejaw), 

Beith, Forget, McLean, Sharpe, 

Blain, Foster, McMeans, Shatford, 

Bostock, Fowler, Milne, Sproule, 

Bowell, Girroir, Mitchell, Talbot, 

(Sir Mackenzie), Gordon, Murphy, Tanner, 

Boyer, King, Nicholls, Taylor, 

Casgrain, Laird, Planta, Tessier, 

Cloran, Landry, Power, Thibaudeau, 

Crosby, La Riviere, Pringle, Thompson, 

Dandurand, Legris, Prowse, Watson, 

Daniel, L Esperance, Ratz, White, 

Dennis, Lougiheed Richardson, Wilson, 

Dessaulles, (Sir James), Robertson, Yeo. 

De Veber, Macdonell, Roche, 

Donnelly, Mason Ross 

(Brig.-Gen l), (Middleton), 

PRAYERS. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 

Copy correspondence between the Honourable Robert Rogers and the Right 

Honourable Sir Robert Borden, Prime Minister, with reference to the resignation 

of the former as Minister of Public Works for Canada. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 260.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Order of the Day being read for the further consideration in a Committee of 
the Whole of the Bill 73, " An Act to amend The Meat and Canned Foods Act," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 97, "An Act to amend the Criminal 
Code (respecting jurors)." 

(In the Committee.) 

After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Daniel from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 



8 George V 21st August 351 



Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Third Eeport of the Joint Committee of both Houses on the Printing of Parlia 
ment. 

The said Eeport was adopted. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration of the Eeport of the Stand 
ing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills, to whom was referred the Amendments 
made by the House of Commons to the Bill C2, " An Act to incorporate the Imperial 
Order Daughters of the Empire and the Children of the Empire (Junior Branch)," it 

was 

Ordered. That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration in a Committee of the 
Whole of the Bill o-t, " An Act to- amend the Criminal Code (respecting Insurance), 
it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next, 

t 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 121, " An. Act to amend an Act in aid 
of Provincial Legislation prohibiting or restricting the sale or use of Intoxicating 
Liquors." 

(In Hie Committee.) 

Title read and postponed. 

Preamble read and postponed. 

Clause 1 read and agreed to. 

Clause 2 being read, it was moved, in amendment, that it be struck out of the 
Bill. 

The question of concurrence being put upon the said motion in amendment, the 
Committee divided, as follows : 

YEAS -2-2 - XAYS 13. 

So it was passed in the affirmative. 

Clause 3 being read, it was moved to amend Section 4A thereof, as follows: 
Leave out from " aforesaid " on page 2, line 1, to the second " or " in line 4. 
The question of concurrence being put upon the said amendment, the Committee 

divided, as follows : 

YEAS 20 XAYS 12. 

So it was passed in the affirmative. 
Section 4b, was read and ordered to stand. 
Section 4c was read and agreed to. 
Sub-section 2 was read and agreed to. 
Section 4d was read and agreed to. 

After a while the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Dennis, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
taken the said Bill into consideration, made some progress thereon, and asked leave 
to sit again. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day, for further con 
sideration in a Committee of the Whole to-morrow. 



352 21st August 1917 



Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 124, " An Act to amend the Criminal 
Code and the Canada Evidence Act." 

(In the Committee.) 

Title read and postponed. 

Preamble read and postponed. 

Clause 1 read and ordered to stand. 

Clause 2 read and agreed to. 

Clause 3 read and ordered to stand. 

Clauses 4, 5 and 6 were severally read and agreed to. 

After a while the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Watson, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
taken the said Bill into consideration, made some progress thereon, and asked leave 
to sit again. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day, for further con 
sideration in a Committee of the Whole to-morrow. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate a Bill U2, intituled: 
" An Act to amend The Companies Act so as to provide for the incorporation by 
Letters Patent of Corporations for purpose s other than that of gain." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Beading on 
Thursday next. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate a Bill V2, intituled : 
" An Act relating to War Charities." 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk -to return the 
Bill 75, " An Act respecting Military Service," 

And to acquaint the Senate that they have agreed to the Amendments made by 
the Senate to the s aid Bill, without any amendment. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
100, intituled : " An Act respecting Game in the Northwest Territories of Canada," 
to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
117, intituled: "An Act to authorize the levying of a War Tax on certain incomes," 
to which they desire the concurrence of the Senate. 

The said Bill was read a first time, and! 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 



8 George V 21st August 353 



A Message was brought from the House of Commons by their Clerk with a Bill 
122, intituled : " An Act respecting the Minister of the Overseas Military Forces, the 
Parliamentary Secretary of the Department of Militia and Defence, and the Parlia 
mentary Under-Secretary of State for External Affairs/ to which they desire the con 
currence of the Senate. 

The said Ball was read a first time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Second Reading on 
Thursday next. 

The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 
Eeturn to an Order of the Senate dated the llth day of July, 1917, for : 
A Statement showing the number of officers and men of the Canadian Expedi 
tionary Force who have been classed as unfit for military service; whether the Mili 
tary Authorities have given consideration to the possibility of utilizing the services 
of those men in a secondary capacity; whether those who have been classed as unfit 
continue to draw military pay; the number who have deserted from tne various units 
between 1st October, 1914, and 1st June, 1917 ; and the number discharged from the 
various units since 1st October, 1914. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 261.) 
Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Senate adjourned. 



354 



22nd August 



191: 



Wednesday, August 22nd, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beaubien, 

Beique, 

Berth, 

Belcourt, 

Blain, 

Bostock, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 

PRAYERS. 



Donnelly, 

Douglas, 

Edwards, 

Farrell, 

Fisher, 

Forget, 

Foster, 

Fowler, 

Girroir, 

Gordon, 

King, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Legris, 

L Esperance, 



Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Macdonell, 
McCall, 
McHugh, 
McLaren, 
McLean, 
McMeans, 
Milne, 
Mitchell, 
Murphy, 
Nicholls, 
Planta, 
Power, 
Pringle, 
Ratz, 
Richardson, 



Robertson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Middleton), 
Sharpe, 
Shatford, 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Watson, 
White, 
Wilson, 
Yeo. 



The Honourable Mr. L Esperance called to the attention of the Senate that our 
tide-water ports are now properly equipped for the storage and speedy handling of 
grain and other merchandise, and that the exportation of our products by the allied 
government buyers should be routed through our Canadian ports as far as possible, 
and inquired if it is the intention of the Government to take any action to prevent 
in future the bulk of the export of the oceanic traffic being routed via American ports. 

After debate, it was 
"Ordered, That further debate on the said question be adjourned to Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 97, " An Act to amend the Criminal 
Code (respecting jurors)," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 73, "An Act to amend The Meat and 
Canned Foods Act." 



8 George V 22nd August 355 



(In the Committee.) 

Clause 2 was again considered and Section 12d thereof amended, as follows: 

In line 3, for " sixteen " substitute " fourteen." 

In line 4, for " twelve " substitute " ten and one half." 

In line 6, for " eight " substitute " seven." 

In line 7, for " four " substitute " three and one half." 

In line 8, leave out the words : " A picnic can ten ounces avoirdupois." 

Sections 12e, 12f, 12g, 12h, and subsection 2 severally read and agreed to. 

Clause 2, as amended, was agreed to. 

Clauses 3 and 4 were read and agreed to. 

Preamble again read and agreed to. 

Title again read and agreed to. 

After a while the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Daniel, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same, \vith several 
Amendments which he was ready to submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to 
receive them. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk. 

With leave of the Senate, 

Ordered, That Rule 24a and d be suspended in respect to the said Bill. 

The said Amendments were then agreed to. 

Ordered, That the said Bill, as amended, be placed on the Orders of the Day for 
a Third Reading to-morrow. 

Pursiiant to the Order of the Day, the Senate proceeded to the consideration of 
the Report of the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills to whom was 
referred the Amendments made by the House of Commons to Bill C2, " An Act to 
incorporate the Imperial Order Daughters of the Empire and the Children of the 
Empire (Junior Branch)." 

The said Report was adopted. 

Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons by one of the Clerks 
at the Table, to inform that House that the Senate doth agree to the first amendment, 
but doth not agree to the second amendment made to the said Bill. 

The Order of the Day being read for the further consideration in a Committee 
of the Whole of Bill 121, " An Act to amend an Act in aid of Provincial Legislation 
prohibiting or restricting the sale or use of Intoxicating Liquors," it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
again put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 124, "An Act to amend the 
Criminal Code and the Canada Evidence Act." 

(In tlie Committee. ) 

Clause 1 was again considered and agreed to. 

,. Clause 3 was again considered, and it was moved to amend it by leaving out all 
the words from " indecency," to the end of the clause, and substituting the follow 
ing: 

" Any place occupied or resorted to for such practice shall as far as may be neces 
sary to reach, arrest or punish the person or persons making use of the same be 
treated as a common bawdy house." 



356 22nd August 1917 



The question of concurrence being put upon the said amendment, the Committee 
divided, as follows : 

YEAS 11 NAYS 14. 



-So it was passed in the negative. 
Clause 3 was then agreed to. 
Preamble again read and agreed to. 
Title again read and agreed to. 



After some time the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Crosby, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the: same to the Senate, 
without any amendment. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third Read 
ing to-morrow. 

The Senate adjourned. 



8 George V 23rd August 357 



Thursday, August 23rd, 1917. 

The Members convened were: 

The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 

The Honourable Messieurs 

Beaubien, Douglas, Macdonell, Roche, 

Beique, Edwards, McCall, Ross 

Beith, Farrell, McHugh, (Middleton), 

Belcourt, Fisher, McLaren, Sharpe, 

Blain, Forget, McLean, Shatford, 

Bostock, Foster, McLennan, Sproule, 

Bowell Fowler, McMeans, Talbot, 

(Sir Mackenzie), Girroir, Miln6, Tanner, 

Boyer, King, Mitchell, Taylor, 

Casgrain, Laird, Murphy, Tessier, 

Oloran, Landry, Mcholls, Thibaudeau, 

Crosby, La Riviere, Planta, Thompson, 

Dandurand, Lavergne, Power, Watson, 

Daniel, Legris, Pringle, White, 

Dennis, L Esperance, Ratz, Yeo. 

De Veber, Lougheed Richardson, 

Donnelly, (Sir James), Robertson, 

PRAYERS. 

With leave of the Senate, 

The Honourable Mr. Cloran moved, 

That an humble Address be presented to His Excellency the Governor General 
praying His Excellency to cause to be laid before the Senate a Return: 

Of all correspondence and communications that may have taken place 
by letter, cable, wireless or otherwise, between the Government of Great Britain 
and Ireland and the Government of Canada either through His Excellency the Gov 
ernor General or the Prime Minister, or any other Canadian authority, regarding 
the adoption, the Royal sanction, and the putting into force of Bill 75, commonly 
known as the Compulsory Military Service Act in Canada. 

After debate, 

The question of concurrence being put on the said motion, it was, on division, 

Resolved in the negative. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 73, " An Act to amend The Meat and 
Canned Foods Act," was, as amended, read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill, as amended, shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, with several amendments to .which 
they desire their concurrence. 



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Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 124, " An Act to amend the Criminal 
Code and the Canada Evidence Act," was read a third time. 

The question was put whether this Bill shall pass. 

It was resolved in the affirmative. 

Ordered, That the Clerk do go down to the House of Commons and acquaint that 
House that the Senate have passed this Bill, without any amendment. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 118, " Kn Act to amend the Govern 
ment Eailways Act." 

(In the Committee.) 

The Honourable Mr. Landry, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
taken the said Bill into consideration, made some progress thereon, and asked leave 
to sit again. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day, for further con 
sideration in a Committee of the Whole on Thursday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill U2, "An Act to amend The Com 
panies Act so as to provide for the incorporation by Letters Patent of Corporations 
for purposes other than that of gain," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill V2, " An Act relating to War 
Charities," was read_ a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 100, " An Act respecting Game in the 
North West Territories," was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed on the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com. 
mittee of the Whole on Tuesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Heading of the Bill 117, " An 
Act to authorize the levying of a War Tax upon certain incomes," it was 
Ordered, Thut the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill 122, " An Act respecting the Minister 
of the Overseas Military Forces, the Parliamentary Secretary of the Department of 
Militia and Defence, and tht- Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for External 
Affairs, was read a second time, and 

Ordered, That it be placed 011 the Orders of the Day for consideration in a Com 
mittee of the Whole on Wednesday next. 

The Order of the Day being read for the further consideration in a Committee 
of the Whole of the Bill 121, An Act to amend an Act in aid of Provincial Legisla 
tion prohibiting or restricting the sale or use of Intoxicating Liquors," it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 

By unanimous consent, 

The Senate adjourned until Tuesday next at Three o clock, in the afternoon. 



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359 



Tuesday, August 28th, 1917. 



The Members convened were: 



The Honourable JOSEPH BOLDUC, Speaker, 



The Honourable Messieurs 



Beique, 

Beith, 

Belcourt, 

Blain, 

Bostock, 

Bowell 

(Sir Mackenzie), 
Boyer, 
Casgrain, 
Cloran, 
Crosby, 
Dandurand, 
Daniel, 
Dennis, 
Dessaulles, 
De Veber, 
Domville 

(Lt.-Col.), 
Donnelly, 

PRAYERS. 



Douglas, 

Edwards, 

Farrell, 

Fisher, 

Foster, 

Fowler, 

Girroir, 

Godbout, 

Gordon, 

King, 

Laird, 

Landry, 

La Riviere, 

Lavergne, 

Legris, 

L Esperance, 

Lougheed 

(Sir James), 
Macdonell, 



McCall, 

McLaren, 

McLean, 

McLennan, 

McMeans, 

Milne, 

Montplaisir, 

Murphy, 

Nicholls, 

Poirier, 

Pope, 

Power, 

Pringle, 

Prowse, 

Richardson, 

Robertson, 

Roche, 

Ross 

(Middleton), 



Ross 

(Moosejaw), 
Sharpe, 
Shatford, 
Smith, 
Sproule, 
Talbot, 
Tanner, 
Taylor, 
Tessier, 
Thibaudeau, 
Thompson, 
Watson, 
White, 
Yeo. 



His Honour the Speaker informed the Senate that he had received the following 
communication from the Governor General s Private Secretary: 

GOVERNMENT HOUSE, 

OTTAWA, August 28, 1917. 

SIR, I have the honour to inform you that The Honourable Mr. Justice Duff, 
acting as Deputy of His Excellency the Governor General, will attend in the Senate 
Chamber at 3.15 o clock on Wednesday the 29th instant, for the purpose of giving the 
Royal Assent to certain Bills. 

I have the honour to be, Sir, 

Your obedient servant, 

ARTHUR F. SLADEN, 

Private Secretary. 
The Honourable 

The Speaker of the Senate. 

Ottawa. 
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The Honourable Sir James Lougheed presented to the Senate: 

Extract from Order in Council, P.O. 2105, dated August 9, 1917 : Amendments 

to Regulations for the issue of pay, allowances and pensions to officers, warrant officers 

and men invalided from the Naval Service. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 43j.) 

Supplementary Return to an Order of the. Senate, dated the 7th June last, for a 
Return showing: 

Copies of all correspondence, memoranda or other documents received by or serit^ 
by the Right Honourable the Prime Minister and the Honourable the Minister of 
Trade and Commerce, concerning a project to advertise Canadian products by the 
organization of an exhibition train of sample goods in France. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 205a.) 

Return to an Order of the Senate, dated 7th June last, for a Return showing : 

1. The name and rank of each person who at the outbreak of the war in August, 
1914, was an officer, commissioned or provisional, of the 78th Regiment (Highlanders), 
of Pictou County, Nova Scotia. 

2. The length of time, each of such persons was attached to said regiment. 

3. (a) The name of each of said officers who joined the Canadian Overseas Forces. 

(b) The unit to which he was attached. 

(c) The rank with which he was attached. 

(d) The date at which he was attached. 

4. The name of each person who since the outbreak of war became attached as 
provisional officers to said 78th Regiment and the date at which each such person 
became attached and his rank. 

5. (a) The name of each of the officers referred to in paragraph 4 who joined the 
Canadian overseas forces. 

(6) The unit to which he was attached. 

(c) The rank with which he was attached. 

(d) The date at which he was attached. 

6. The name of each of the officers referred to in each of the foregoing paragraphs 
who were in active service at the fighting front, the units with which they served, and 
the length of time they served. 

7. Particulars as to each of the said officers" showing where each one was on May 
1, 1917, to what unit he was attached, and what his rank was at that time. 

8. If any of these officers have gone to the fighting front since May 1, state name, 
unit, rank and date. 

(Vide Sessional Papers, 1917, No. 262.) 

Ordered, That the same do lie on the Table. 

The Order of the Day being read for the consideration in a Committee of the 
Whole of the Bill 54, "An Act to amend the Criminal Code (respecting Insurance) ," 
it was 

Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate resumed the adjourned debate on 
the Inquiry of the Honourable Mr. L Esperance, to wit : 

That he will call to the attention of the Senate that our tide-water ports are 
now properly equipped for the storage and speedy handling of grain and other 
merchandise, and that the exportation of our products by the allied government buyers 
should be routed through our Canadian ports as far as possible, and inquire if it is 



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the intention of the Government to take any action to prevent in future the bulk of 
the export of the oceanic traffic being routed via American ports. 

After debate, it was 

Ordered, That further debateon the said inquiry be adjourned until to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Bill P, " An Act to incorporate The Army 
and Navy Veterans in Canada," was read a second time, and 

Eeferred to the Standing Committee on Miscellaneous Private Bills. 

With leave of the Senate, it was 

Ordered, That Rules 24a and 119 be suspended in respect to the said Bill. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second Eeading of the Bill TJ, "An 
Act to incorporate The Great War Veterans Association of Canada," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed to Tuesday next. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill U2, "An Act to amend The Companies 
Act so as to provide for the incorporation by Letters Patent of Corporations for pur 
poses other than that of gain." 

(In the Committee.) 

Title read and postponed. 

Preamble read and postponed. 

Clause 1 read and agreed to. 

Clause 2 read and amended, as follows : 

Page 2, line 28. Leave out subsections 5, 6 and 1 and substitute therefor the 
following : 

" (5) Any existing corporation created by or under any Act of the Parliament of 
Canada for any of the objects mentioned in subsection (1) of this section may apply 
under this section for the issue of letters patent creating it a corporation under those 
provisions of Part 1 of this Act which apply to corporations created under this section, 
and upon the issue of such letters patent the said provisions shall apply to the corpor 
ation created thereby. 

" (6). 1. The following sections of Part 1 of this Act shall not apply to corpora 
tions created under this section, namely, sections 7 to 9 both inclusive, 26, 33, 38 to 
43 both inclusive, 45 to 68 both inclusive, 68A as enacted by section 2 of chapter 23 
of the statutes of 1914, 70-78 both inclusive, 80 to 84 both inclusive, 86 to 88 both inclu 
sive, paragraphs (d) and (e) of section 89, 90, 101 to 104 both inclusive, 106 114, 115. 

2. The other sections of Part 1 of this Act shall apply to corporations created 
under this section. 

" (7) In applying to corporations created under this section those sections of Part 
1 of this Act which apply to such corporations : 

(a) the word "company" shall be deemed to mean a corporation so created; 

(6) the word "shareholder" shall be deemed to mean a member of such a corporation; 

(c) a provision that the votes of shareholders representing a specified proportion 
in value of the stock of a company shall be requisite for any purpose shall be deemed) 
to mean that the votes of a like proportion in number of the members of the corpora 
tion are requisite for that purpose." 

The said Clause, as amended, was agreed to. 

Clause 3 was read and agreed to. 

Clause 4 read and ordered to stand. 

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After a while the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Gordon, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
taken the said Bill into consideration, made some progress thereon, and asked leave 
to sit again. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day, for further con 
sideration in a Committee of the Whole to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day,, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill V2, "An Act relating to War 
Charities." 

(In the Committee.) 

Title read and postponed. 
Preamble read and postponed. 
Clauses 1 and 2 severally read and agreed to. 
Clause 3 read and amended as follows : 

Page 2, line 12. After " authority " insert " or of the ktcal registration authority." 
The said Clause, as amended, was agreed to. 
Clause 4 read and amended, as follows: 

Page 2, line 26. Leave out the words " to be " and substitute therefor " to act 
for him as". 

The said Clause, as amended, was agreed to. 
Clause 5 read and amended, as follows: 
Page 3, line 46. After the first " the " insert " local." 
Page 3, line 47 After "the" insert "local." 
Page 4, line 3. After " the " insert " local." 
The said Clause, as amended, was agreed to. 
Clauses 7, 8, 9 and 10 severally read and agreed to. 
Preamble again read and agreed to. 
Title again read and agreed to. 

After a -while the Senate was resumed, and 

The Honourable Mr. Talbot, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
gone through the said Bill, and had directed him to report the same, with several 
amendments which he was ready to submit whenever the Senate would be pleased to 
receive them. 

The said Amendments were then read by the Clerk. 

With leave of the Senate, 

Ordered, That Kule 24a and d be suspended in respect to the said Bill. 

The said Amendments were then agreed to. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day for a Third read 
ing to-morrow. 

It being Six o clock, His Honour the Speaker left the Chair to resume the same 
at half past Seven o clock. 

7.30 P.M. 
The Senate resumed. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 3 00, " An Act respecting Game in the 
Northwest Territories of Canada." 



(In the Committee.) 



Title read and postponed. 
Preamble read and postponed. 



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Clauses 1, 2 and 3 severally read and agreed to. 

Clause 4 read and amended, as follows : 

Page 2, line 10. After "hunted," insert "trapped/ . 

Page 2, line 46. After "hunted," insert "trapped,". 

Page 3, line 2. After " hunted," insert " trapped,". 

Page 3, line 7. After " hunted," insert " trapped,". 

Page 3, line 10. After " hunted," insert " trapped,". 

Page 3, line 48. After " game ;" insert the following as paragraph (/) : 

(/) Governing the number of mammals and birds that may be killed or taken 
by any person in one season ; 

Page 3, line 49. Paragraph (/) to become paragraph (g). 

The said Clause, as amended, was agreed to, with the exception of paragraph 
(a) which was ordered to stand. 

Clause 5 read and amended, as follows: 

Page 4, line 10. After "hunt," insert "trap,". 

The said Clause, as amended, was agreed to. 

Clauses 6 to 17, both inclusive, severally read and agreed to. 

Clause 18 read and amended, as follows: 

Page 6, line 24. After " four " insert " or under section eleven,". 

The said Clause, as amended, was agreed to. 

Clauses 19, 2*0 and 21 severally read and agreed to. 

After a while the Senate was resumed. 

The Honourable Mr. Landry, from the said Committee, reported that they had 
taken the said Bill into consideration, made some progress thereon, and asked leave 
to sit again. 

Ordered, That the said Bill be placed on the Orders of the Day, for further con 
sideration, in a Committee of the Whole to-morrow. 

The Order of the Day being read for the Second reading of the Bill 117, " An Act 
to authorize the levying of a War Tax upon certain incomes," it was 
Ordered, That the same be postponed until to-morrow. 

Pursuant to the Order of the Day, the Senate was adjourned during pleasure, and 
again put into a Committee of the Whole on the Bill 121, " An Act to amend an Act 
in aid of Provincial Legislation prohibiting or restricting the sale or use of Intoxicat 
ing Liquors." 

(In the Committee.) 

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