248 CANADIAN HISTORY VOR BOYS AND GIRLS.
Prince Ed- In 1847 several people were killed in an ward Island. election riot in Prince Edward Island. Elections were then held on different days in different places, and rough, disorderly men often went from one to another. To prevent this an act was passed in 1848, ordering that all elections should be held on the same day. In the previous year a similar act had been passed in Nova Scotia.