The trouble arose at Seattle. Supplies came in there, but a railway embargo consequent upon the congestion of freight and the lack of cars prevented its quick transport to the factory. I have made inquiries to find where the trouble was but have not yet received definite information. My impression is that the embargo was put on in the United States rather than on our side, and also that the embargo militated against the reception of that material in the binder twine factories
in the United States, and the lack of supply of raw material caused a lack of output.
I think it has been lifted. These embargoes are matters which each railway manages for itself, and, of course, we have no jurisdiction over them. Such embargoes are of limited length and are designed to facilitate the movement of some special goods, or to prevent congestion. With our own railways we communicate with them and ask them to facilitate the transport in urgent cases, and this they always try to do.
-and if it is still there I think some suggestion should be made to the railways to 'bring it forward. For, while we may not have an over-abundant crop, yet it is early in the season, and we may have a crop so large as to call for a large quantity of binder twine, and in that case it would be a calamity if the raw material were not brought forward so that it could be worked up.
Salaries and contingencies, under the Cullers Act, including an amount of $1,800 for superannuated cullers, $8,500.
It would not be quite right to say that none of it was used, but very little comparatively. The chief item under this vote was to provide for an elevator to be erected at Hudson Bay. It was not gone on with last year, and is not being gone on with this year, further than to complete the foundation.
or 1,400,000 bushels, divided between warehouse and storage, the large part storage. The other expenditures were for the completion of other elevators in such matters as trackage, additional machinery for cleaning, and other items which are counted part of the expenditures on the original construction. We have now five of these elevators, which in cost and capacity are as follows-giving round numbers:
I quite agree that, if the Government is going to build an elevator at Hudson Bay, the minister is very wise in preparing the foundation in connection with the construction of the dock, but I appeal to him to do without both the dock and the elevator.