Mr. R. L. BORDEN (Halifax).
If I may be permitted, I would like to asic my right lion, friend (Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier) to co-operate with you Mr. Speaker, in maintaining better order during this forenoon. I do not think it is in keeping with Ike decorum of this House that when an lion, gentleman on either side is speaking, six or seven others should be carrying on conversation almost at the top of their voices, as lias been the case for some minutes past. I think that my right lion, friend, and you, Sir, in particular, must see to it that there is a little better order kept in the House, i refer at this moment particularly to hou. gentlemen on the other side of the House, although, as I said on a previous occasion, I have noticed the same thing on this side, and I deprecate it as much here as there. But during the last fifteen minutes when my hon. friend from Lincoln and Niagara (Mr. Lancaster) was speaking, I noticed at least half a dozen gentlemen carrying on conversation in tones almost as loud as those of my hon. friend in addressing the House. I do not think we should conduct the business of the House in that way. Some restraint should be put upon lion, gentlemen; and I, for my part am prepared to support you, Mr. Speaker, to the utmost of my power, so far as this side of the House is concerned, in putting a stop to this undesirable condition of things. I trust the right hon. gentleman (Rf. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier) will support you with regard to the other side.
Subtopic: ORDER IN THE HOUSE.