I do not think I can be accused of taking up -much of the time of the house; but knowing Mr. Griffith as I do and knowing a great deal about his family and all his connections, I cannot let this pass without my voice being -heard. I have known this man Griffith sinoe he was a boy, and I know his parents and his whole family. No more upright and honest people live in New Brunswick than the Griffith family. An hon. member said that he would like to know a little more about District Superintendent Woods. I have known Mr. Woods too, all my life. I know nothing against him except that when he was appointed inspector he was appointed not because of his qualifications but because he was a political organizer of the Conservative party. As a reward he was appointed post office inspector. He was a good organizer. I do not think I am going too far when I say that he is still a pretty good organizer. That is where the trouble has arisen in the Post Office Department. As regards Mr. Griffith, I should like to know if any hon. member on that side of the house would be prepared to go out in the street
and make the statement that Griffith is a thief, an emblezzler? When -one comes to consider the matter, that is not a fair remark for any hon. member to make. I have travelled through the country with Griffith looking after mail routes, and I know him to be a gentleman and an honest man.
Topic: WAYS AND MEANS
Subtopic: POST OFFICE DEPARTMENT