Mr. Tache, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Canada, is reported to have
said that Mr. Samuel L. Clemens's application for a Canadian copyright was not
made out in regular form; that he did not state in it that his domicile was
in Canada. If he had said that his domicile was in Canada, the authorities,
he added, would have been bound to take his assertion, and then, if it had been
disputed, it would have been left to the courts; but, as he did not assert that
his domicile was there, the application was refused.