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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.

A MINING CAMP IN NEW BRUNSWIC%.

Responsible The people continued to ask for responsible Government. government, but it was refused on the ground that it was suited only to richer and more populous countries. At the same tune the islanders were asked to pay all the government expenses except the governor's salary. But the assembly would not agree to this except on condition that the public money and crown

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