“Latest from Quebec! The Conference on Saturday”, The Globe (24 October 1864)
By: The Globe
Citation: “Latest from Quebec!”, The Globe [Toronto] (24 October 1864).
LATEST FROM QUEBEC!
The Laurentides Election.
PRICE ELECTED BY 867 MAJORITY.
THE Debt and Finances Discussed.
The Esplanade Matter.
A HEARING APPOINTED FOR MONDAY.
The Champlain Street Catastrophe.
BODY OF ANOTHER VICTIM RECOVERED.
From our Own Correspondent.
(BY SPECIAL TELEGRAPH).
QUEBEC, Saturday, Oct. 22.
Mr. Price has been elected for Laurentides Division by a majority of 867. He polled in all 2810 votes, and Mr. Laterriere 1,443. Quebec county gives a majority of 84 for Laterriere, while Mr. Price has majorities of 185 in Montmorenci, 96 in Charlevoix, and 670 in Chicoutimi.
A meeting of the Cabinet to-day rendered it impossible for the Conference to resume its sittings until noon. It is said that when it did meet Mr. Galt presented a scheme for the settlement of the debts of the different Provinces, and also proposed a plan for the management of the common finances of the confederation. It is rumored that a very warm discussion took place, and indeed it was not to be supposed that so important a question could be settled without eliciting the expression of many adverse opinions. It is to be hoped, however, and I may say that it is confidently believed, that upon this, as upon other difficult matters which have already engaged the attention of the Conference, a satisfactory understanding will be arrived at. The Conference rose at 6 p.m.
While I write, the legal members of the Conference are in committee, for the purpose, it is to be presumed, of reporting on legal matters. The delegates especially learned in finance, are also closeted by themselves, endeavouring, I suppose, to come to an understanding on difficult financial questions.
Messrs. Swinyard, Read, Dalton, Ferrier and Brydges are here, on the summons of the Railway Board. A hearing was to have been given them this forenoon, but in consequence of some of the members of the Board being closely engaged with Conference business, the arrangement could not be carried out, and another appointment has been made for Monday forenoon, at the earliest moment available. It is rumoured, nevertheless, that Mr. Brydges intends to leave to-night, and protests against anything being done in his absence. The Great Western and Northern Railway Companies are ready to accept the offer already made, and it is to be hoped that the Board will not allow the absence of Mr. Brydges to prevent their bringing the affair at once to a termination.
The body of Hayden’s little girl was today taken from the ruins of the house on Champlain street which was crushed by the fall of the impending rock.