Mr. THOS. CHISHOLM.
Could the minister not arrange to diminish the number of months the veteran is required to remain on land? A man who has served his country for three years in South Africa in such an nHnnns way should not. I think, be bound to remain so long on the land. I think It would be sufficient to require him to remain three months on the land to do his settlement duties. I am in favour of seeing that the settlement duties are effectually done. It will not do to allow the land to lie vacant, and if necessary he could make up for the diminished time the veteran would have to be on the land by doing an extra amount of settlement duties. A good many veterans might remain three months on the land, but could not conveniently stay the whole summer. It would make very little difference to the country so long as the settlement duties were thoroughly done. These veterans should certainly get some advantage in this respect. And the time limit should not be so strictly enforced against them, considering the 'time they have already served their King and country.
Topic: BOUNTY TO SOUTH AFRICAN VOLUNTEERS.