“Latest from Quebec. The Confederation Conference”, The Globe (17 October 1864)
By: The Globe
Citation: “Latest from Quebec. The Confederation Conference”, The Globe [Toronto] (17 October 1864).
Latest from Quebec.
The Confederation Conference.
THE BALL OF FRIDAY EVENING.
From our Own Correspondent.
(BY SPECIAL TELEGRAPH.)
QUEBEC, Oct. 15.
The Convention sat about three hours today. It is reported that the constitution of the Upper House in the general government, and the question of representation have mainly employed the attention of members during the past couple of days.
Mr. Cumberland having named by the Ottawa contractors their arbitrator, it is understood that the gentleman most likely to receive the appointment of arbitrator for the Government, is Mr. Page, Chief Engineer of the Public Works Department. This selection would, no doubt, be most satisfactory to the public from his well known integrity.
The Executive Council ball did not break up till morning. After the ladies had retired from the supper room, the Mayor took the head of the table and proposed the health of the Governor General, which was given with three times three. The Mayor next propose the health of the Ministry and the Delegate from the Lower Provinces, which was similarly applauded.
It is understood that the Finance Minister yesterday informed the deputation of brewer that he would make the modification suggested by them, by withdrawing the requirement of the objectionable stock-book.