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Mr. McCarthy. Apparently the hon. gentleman will not even now answer, but I must say that I did1 not expect him to. I know his disposition. I know how, if I had not put on record in this House the actual facts, they would have been misrepresented, and how they would have been howled about in the constituency I have the honour to represent. But I have stated the facts, andi shall fee glad to have an investigation into them. I cannot understand why this hon. gentleman should desire to take to himself the role of public disseminator of political scandal. But he seems to pride himself on that role and to rejoice in giving evidence on every possible occasion of a narrow and bitter spirit. But even to gratify that spirit, I do not think he should have gone so far as he has done. Let him make a charge if he has one to make, but if he has only insinuations, let him keep his scandals to himself. It would be more in accord with his dignity as a member of this House that he should cultivate a better reputation, and he would stand higher in the esteem of the public if he would cease disseminating scandals and make straight charges, if he has any.to make.
This is my sixth session in this House, and I think it is the first occasion on which I have felt compelled to Indulge in any personalities or make ill-natured remarks, but i when I have been made the butt of insinuations such as the hon. gentleman has indulged in, I could not, with any respect to myself, refrain from replying to the hon. gentleman in the way he deserve?, and I have done so in as temperate a manner ns I could under the circumstances. So far as j any of my actions are concerned, since I j have entered this House, they have all been open and above board and I invite investigation into each and all of them.