Hon. Mr. MULOCK.
not worth the paper it is written on, it is perfectly competent for the Crown to go into Court and say that. If the argument of the Postmaster General means anything it means that there was a conspiracy between these men and his predecessor in office to defraud the government. If that can be established in court, then not one of these men can recover. But the Postmaster General sees fit to judge these men behind their backs. He refuses these men the right to urge their claims in court, just as he refused the two postmasters the right to be heard in their own defence before he dismissed them. That is the position which the Postmaster General takes. I would be willing to leave it to the House and to the country as to whether that is a position which can be fairly maintained by any man who is desirous of doing right. If what the Postmaster General says, is true, then the government has nothing to fear because these men cannot substantiate their claims in court. If on the other hand these men are able to prove that what they say is correct, they have a valid claim against the government and they should have the privilege before the court of seeing whether they are right or whether the Postmaster General is right. But that right the Postmaster General denies them. He judges their cases himself and he deprives these men of that which every man in this country is supposed to have : The right to have his claim determined in a court of law by a proper tribunal, and after hearing both sides of the case.
Topic: SUPPLY-THE CHARLES A. BULL PRODUCE COMPANY.
Subtopic: ROBERT KAULBACH,