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WHERE REFORM IS NEEDED. "In view of the sensational charges lately made ■ m the floor of Parliament respecting the immorality of many members Of the BOSM Of Commons, ministers included, one turn wilh a considerable amount of satisfaction from the unclean and polluted political held to the much sweeter and more wholesome atmosphere of tin- Canadian turf." says the Canadian Bportssaan. "We have clergymen in this i-omtuunity and other so called moral reformers who never weary of making sensational charges against those who patronize the races. The most reputable of our citizens who visit , o,lhine. both men and women, are included in their category of denunciation, and no word is too severe and no nisinuation too mean to advance against these so-called sinners. "1 respectfully submit to these reformers that their time would be better employed if they would go dow ii |o Ottawa and day the missionary act on Parliament Hill. In forty years intimate acquaintance with the CaniuHan turf, I have known no s.indal -onneetcd with it of one half such a debasing character as the stories flying around respecting the doings of certain representative politicians. Scamps and scallywags when discovered on the turf arc quickly expelled. There are no long delays, no time given influential friends to either stifle the enquiry or smother it up. The verdict is invariable short, sharp and to the point, and the offender goes down and out. There are men today holding high positions in Parliament who are reported to have boodled themselves rich in a few years, yel the offenders are able to pull wires snhVienlly sirong to smother enquiry, and papers of their own political faith are silent as an entombed mummy. There Is a broad field for missionary tabor at Ottawa, and I should like to see the Milligans. the Winchesters and the Snarrs join hands and try the reformation game where it is needed much more than on the Canadian turf."