No, the member for Car-leton never loses his temper and he can usually stick to his text. I have several cases in New Brunswick exactly in a line with the case brought forward by the member for North Grey. I have written the minister about four men at least in Charlotte county. I have sent him the correspondence. There is a man named J. Mil-liken who was right on the ground, within a few miles of where the actual invasion took place at St. George. He is one of a number who were on guard night and day for a month, men belonging to No. 3 company of home guards. They received their arms and accoutrements from the capital of the province, Fredericton. They were ordered out by Col. Wetmore, in charge of the militia forces in that portion of New Brunswick. These men were called out by somebody, it is true not by a proclamation made by the Governor, and the men referred to by North Giey were called out by somebody, possibly not by the Governor of the province. Surely my hon. friend can get broad enough, surely he can see the justice of this contention and will amend this resolution. He has it in his power now. It is not going through tonight, he will have time to think over it and dream over it and surely he can amend it and bring down a reasonable Bill. I am not; pleading, I have always taken the ground that a man should not be paid for defending his fireside. I take that ground to-night. But if my hon. friend, for political purpose and nothing else, is going to introduce legislation like this, then I am like the member from Kings, I say that every portion of this Dominion should be treated alike and treated fairly. If my hon. friend is going to say that, because of the digging up of an old musty record of the city of Halifax, the volunteers of the province of Nova Scotia had a right to this money on a technicality, surely my hon. friend ought to big enough man to amend his law; if he does not want to reduce the men of Nova Scotia, bring everybody else in Canada up to that level. If he cannot bring other people up to it, cut them down, get it into some sort of reasonable shape Take the men mentioned by the hon. member for North Grey. Take the men I have referred to here in Charlotte in New Brunswick and the men in other places who actually were called out, I do not say by the Government, but by somebody over them, in this case by Colonel Wetmore, the chief military officer of that portion of the province. These were men who were called out, who went to the front, who complied with all
the technicalities and the definition laid down by the minister when the Bill was introduced two years ago. Surely my hon. friend can be big enough to amend his Bill and take in the men who really, in all common sense and honesty, ought to *be included in this and not stick to the jug-handled interpretation which he is applying. I think I am justified in saying, in view of what has taken place to-night, in view of the statement of the hon. member for Annapolis that they did not know anything about this for a year after the Bill was passed until finally they found the old proclamation, in view of all this the minister ought to come down to the House with a reasonable measure, which will give the bonus to the people entitled to it and put every province and every person in this Dominion on a fair footing and get the Bill through and make an end of the whole matter. I do not think that the minister should get chesty because some criticism is made of this measure and I do not think that the member for North Ontario and Kings and Albert have helped him along very much by attempting to throw stones at me because I do not mind them very much and, as I said before, I usually come back and say what I want to say in the end. I think I am putting to the minister now a reasonable proposition. I am only asking him to change the law and make it reasonable and apply it to every section of Canada alike.