Mr. MacMIDLAN (Saskatoon):
1. Did one Ceabern Charles Stoliker, of Asquith, smuggle two motorcycles into Canada from the United States of America on or about April 24, 1914?
2. Did the preventive service of the Department of Customs seize two motorcycles, the property of Ceabern Charles Stoliker, of Asquith, on or about April 24. 1914?
3. Did the said C. C. Stoliker admit that he wilfully, concealed two motorcycles in a so-called car of settler's effects coming into Canada from the United States in order to evade paying duty on same?
4. What disposition was made of the motorcycles seized?
5. If the seized motorcycles were sold, who was the purchaser and what was the amount paid?
6. What was the duty paid value of the two motorcycles ?
7. Did the said C. C. Stoliker, of Asquith, make a false declaration at the customs port of entry at Saskatoon regarding a so-called car of settler's effects in the spring of either 1913 or 1914; if so, on what day and date?
8. Did the customs preventive service seize goods, the property of one C. C. Stoliker, of Asquith, in April, 1914?
9. If so, give list of goods seized?
10. What disposition was made of the goods referred to in question (9) ?
11. How much did the department collect by way of duty on the seized goods?
12. Did the said C. C. Stoliker, of Asquith, give a sworn statement to the effect that he, wilfully and knowingly, endeavoured to smuggle goods into Canada, thereby evading the customs laws of Canada?
13. What was Mr. C. C. Stoliker's occupation in the United States and his address?
1. No, but it was charged that one, Ceabern Charles Stoliker of Asquith unlawfully imported two motorcycles without payment of duty in a car of settlers' effects in June, 1913.
4. Motorcycles were forfeited and sold by public tender.
5. "Indian" sold to Mr. Harry Greenway, Saskatoon, for $101, "Mitchell" sold to Mr. J. H. Boulton, Saskatoon, for $3.
6. "Indian", S253.12, "Mitchell", $27.
7. Yes on two occasions, April 7, 1913, and June 11, 1913.
9. 5 horses; 1 buggy; 1 seed drill; 1 mower;
1 horse rake; 2 sets of harness; 2 wagons; 1 plough; 1 cultivator; 1 cow and calf; 160 hens and chickens.
10. Released to Ceabern Charles Stoliker.
11. S286.50 and a like sum as penalty.
12. No, but furnished a statutory declaration admitting misrepresentation and evading payment of customs duty.
13. Given as school teacher, Drayton, North Dakota.
Subtopic: ILLEGAL IMPORTATION OF MOTORCYCLES