mitrtee room and handed to Mr. Rudneski all the naturalization papers that I had taken. At that time there were working in said Conservative rooms, Mr. Rudneski, Jastremski, Szaiblewski, Snezek, Nowacki, Roudka and mvself. Mr. Hastings was also present in the morning of said Sunday. We went there to work on the naturalization papers, and worked all day Sunday and until about 3 a.m., Monday morning, February 4. We were all working on these naturalization papers filling some out and signing same. About 450 sets of naturalization papers were completed on said Sunday, many of which were not signed at all by the applicant, but some of us employed signed for them or made thjeir mark.
Mr. Jestremski was the only*commissioner present and he signed as commissioner, although none of the parties who were making application wore present.
The work was iso tiresome for the commissioner, Mr. Jestremski, that he asked Mr. Szablewski to sign his name for him to a large number of them, which he did. When we started work in the forenoon of said Sunday, Mr. W. H. Hastings was present and knew the nature of the work that was being done. At the time these papers were made on the said Sunday, February 3, they were dated back to January 2, 5, 8, 9, 10 and 11, 1907.
Out of all the papers that were there completed on said Sunday not one of the parties thereto did appear before the commissioner and make affidavit to same.
On Friday, the 18th day of February, 1907, I was again in said Conservative committee rooms and there I saw a Large number of certificates of naturalization corresponding with the papers that had been made out on February 3. Many of those papers'were taken by Mr. Rudneski to the Conservative north end committee and were there handed bv Mr. Rudneski to the workers of each polling subdivision to be by them handed to the parties for whom they were intended. Many of these papers bad no street or number address and they were retained by Mr. Rudneski.
On February 12, registration day, two parties named David Knaur, 855 Aberdeen street, and Rinepart Knaur, 855 Aberdeen street, applied at registration district No. 16 where I was acting as interpreter for the government and mae application for registration to the clerk, and at said time they said they had only been two years in the country and had no naturalization papers, hut would like to get on the list, and the clerk said: ' it is all right/ I will put yiur name down without making a declaration.
(Sgd.) WILLIAM CICHOSKI.
Sworn before me at the city of Winnipeg, in the province of Manitoba, in the year of Our Lord, 1907.