I am going to say what I think is true and we can compare the two. He says take a man in the vortex of life, thrown hither and thither, his muscles toughened mentally and otherwise and when you get such a man you must promote him quickly. Let us take these two paragons. Here is Mr. Wright. Howmuch of a vortex had he been in before he entered the department and became old and moss-covered? He entered the department as messenger in 1893, he was a third-class clerk in 1901, a second class clerk in 1905, a first-class clerk in 1907 and is still going upward. The fine theory does not fit in with this particular case. Mr. Wright was the nominee and favourite of a minister, the late Hon. Mr. Sutherland had him made a messenger and during his life carefully shoved him upwards.
In the case of Mr. Roberts, Mr. Calvert carefully shoves him upwards. Who is the good genius behind Mr. Marchand?
Subtopic: JOHN GRANT.