Any official could be referred to. At the present time the work is being done, by the clerks of the courts. I do not know that it would be any great advantage to specify that the rural secretaries should take the application. If the applicant wants to get into communication with the department in regard to naturalization and cannot write himself, he must go to somebody. That would be left entirely to himself. The suggestion made in the bill now before the committee is that the application come before the department, and it would not matter whether the application came through a municipal clerk, a lawyer, doctor, clergyman or anyone else whose services were used to make out the application papers. If the suggestion that is now in the bill be carried out, then so far as the department knows the application comes direct from the man himself. He can get anyone he likes to assist in filling out and filing his application.
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