ties and signed by the applicant for naturalization, the papers had been improperly filled in and a number of the parties referred to paragraph 7 hereof, in my presence did destroy the napers so signed by applicants for naturalization and made out new ones in lieu thereof and signed the names of the applicants^ for naturalization to the oaths therein contained, and the said last-mentioned papers were then completed by the said Thomas Jestremski in the same manner as is set out in naragraph 9 hereof.
12. The only commissioner present at the time and place referred to in paragraph 7 hereof, was Thomas Jestremski, and it was necessary in order to complete the naturalization papers for the 450 applicants, more or less, above referred to, for the said Thomas Jestremski to sign his name some twelve or fifteen hundred times, more or less, and the said Thomas Jestremski complained from time to time towards the latter part of the session in question of fatigue and complained that he was too tired of writing to complete all the papers. To overcome this the said Jestremski told others of the parties referred to in paragraph 7 hereof, to sign the names of the said Jestremski to a number of the papers which were being made out as aforesaid, and the same were signed accordingly.
13. I am personally acquainted with Mr. Irving, an employee in the Department of the Attorney General for the province of Manitoba.
14. The naturalization papers for the 450 men, more or less, bad, prior to the third day of February, 1907, on several occasions been the subject of conversation between Irving and me, this deponent. On the occasion of the conversations aforesaid between myself and the said Irving the said Irving had particularly impressed upon me the necessity of dating the said naturalization papers back to a date early in January, 1907, giving as his reason therefor, that the said papers were required by law to be ou file in the county court of Winnipeg for at least three weeks prior to the fourth day of February, 1907, in order that the certificate of naturalization might on the last-mentioned date he issued to the said parties respectively, but stated that if the papers were regular on the face of them he could get them through in a few days without any notice.
15. On the occasion of my conversation with the said Irving the said Irving repeatedly told me that if the said naturalization papers were dated as aforesaid, he, the said Irving, was able to get the said papers through the county court of Winnipeg on four days notice.
16. Instructions were, to- my personal knowledge, given to the effect that the 450 sets of naturalization papers above referred to should be delivered on the morning of Monday, February 4, to Mr. Irving of the Attorney General's Department in order that the said Irving might get the certificates of naturalization for the said parties through the county court of Winnipeg on the said February 4, 1907.
17. I personally counted the sets of naturalization papers so delivered to the said Irving and the same numbered 450, more or less, and
were delivered along with 125, more or less, other sets of naturalization papers to the said Irving as I am informed and verily believe, on the said February 4, 1907.
18. Between February 4, 1907, and the 12th day of the same month the certificates of naturalization for the 450 men, more or less, above referred to, were delivered to me personally by the said Irving at the office of the Conservative club in the Maw block aforesaid, and I am personally aware that a greater number of the said 450 were subsequently registered as electors on the lists of the electors compiled in the various constituencies in the city of Winnipeg.
Sworn before me at the city of Winnipeg, in the province of Manitoba, March 21, in the year of our Lord, 1907.
(Signed) E. T. HTTGGAKD,
A commissioner, &c., &c., in B.E.
(Signed) THEODORE RUDNESKI.
Province of Manitoba, to wit:
L. Joseph Szymanski of 177 Syndicate street of Winnipeg, carpenter, make oath and say as follows:
On the 30th and 31st days of January and the 1st and 2nd days of February, 1907, I was working for Joseph Makarski and T. Jes-tremski securing the names of parties who were not already naturalized. I was told by these men to simply get. their names. I was to bring them to the Conservative club rooms in the Maw block in the city of Winnipeg. I secured 80 names and handed the same over to Tlieo. Rudneski in the said club rooms. I simply took the names and addresses on a sheet of paper.
Mr. Rudneski then informed me that in a few days he would give me the certificates of naturalization, and on Friday the 8th day of February, 1907, the said certificates of naturalization for the parties whose names I had handed in were handed to me by Mr. Rudneski.
I had these naturalization certificates with me on the days of registration, and after the parties had registered I handed them their certificates of naturalization.
I remember on the 7th day of March, the election day, and on the Sunday prior to the 7th day of March there were delivered to me at my house by Jos. Makarki and Theo. Jes-tremski three kegs of beer in a sleigh, and when they gave the same to me they told me to give this beer to parties who would vote for Mitchell. On Wednesday, March 6th, the same parties brought two more kegs of beer and told me to treat the parties who were voting for Mitchell.
I leave a clause out of this affidavit referring to the distribution which is not relevant to the case.
Subtopic: DOMINION ELECTIONS ACT AMENDMENT.