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151. An Act to Change the Name of Henry

Jacquard to Henry Doucette..

579

152. An Act to incorporate the Kedgemakooge

Rod and Gun Club of Nova Scotia ...

579

153.

An Act to Vest the Property of Knox

Church, Blue Mountain, in the County of

Pictou, in Trustees.

584

154. An Act to incorporate the Ladies' Musical

Club of the City of Halifax.

585

155. An Act to authorize the Lake Copper

Mining Company, Limited, to sell Property 588

156. An Act to incorporate Lodge Chebucto,

No. 223, of the Sons of England Benefit

Society..

590

157. An Act to incorporate the Master

Plumbers' Association of Nova Scotia. 591

158. An Act to incorporate the Middle Mus-

quodoboit Agricultural Society and to

enable it to purchase and hold Lands for

Exhibition Purposes...

594

159. An Act to amend Chapter 156 Acts of 1907,

entitled “An Act to amend Chapter 143,

Acts of 1903-04, entitled 'An Act to in-

corporate the Margaree Coal and Railway

Company, Limited.'”

595

160. An Act to amend Chapter 153, Acts of

1903-04, entitled "An Act to incorporate

the Martime Coal and Railway Company,

Limited."

596

161. An Act to increase the Missiquash Marsh

Company, Limited...

597

162 An Act to Change the Name of Morris

Minsky to Morris Morson...

598

163. An Act to amend Chapter 178, Acts of

1903, entitled "An Act to Exempt the

Montreal Pipe Foundry Company, Limited,

from Taxation....

598

164. An Act relating to Chapter 143, Acts of

1908, entitled “An Act relating to the

Nova Scotia Mines Development Company,

Limited."

600

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165. An Act to amend Chapter 86, Acts of

1877, entitled “An Act to incorporate the

Nova Scotia Society for the Prevention of

Cruelty to Animals

601

166. An Act relating to The Nova Scotia Steel

and Coal Company, Limited. .

603

167. An Act to incorporate the Nova Scotia

Power and Pulp Company...

609

168. An Act to change the names of Louis

Newell, T. D. Newell, J. L. Newell to

Louis McDonald, Thomas D. McDonald

and John L. McDonald, respectively. 621

169. An Act to incorporate the Ophir Gold

Mining Company, Limited.

622

170. An Act to incorporate the Parrsboro

Citizens' Band.....

630

171. An Act to amend Chapter 116, Acts of

1872, entitled “An Act to incorporate the

Monastery of Petit Clairvaux.

632

172. An Act to amend Chapter 168, Acts of

1886, entitled “An Act to incorporate the

Plymouth Cemetery Company.

633

An Act respecting the Port Hood Rich-

mond Railway Coal Company, Limited. ... 633

174. An Act to incorporate the Queens County

Railway Company, Limited ..

6?6

175. An Act to incorporate Ropers, Limited. ... 647

176. An Act to incorporate Saint Rita's Society 655

177. An Act to enable the Standard Drain Pipe

Company, Limited, to Construct an ærial

tramway over East River Road, Pictou

County...

658

178. An Act to authorize the Standard Printing

Company, Limited, to sell Property....... 659

179. An Act to incorporate The Sydney and

East Bay Railway Company, Limited..... 660

180. An Act to incorporate The St. Peter's

Branch, No. 15, of The League of the Cross

Total Abstinence Society, Port Hood, in

the County of Inverness.

677

181. An Act to incorporate the Sydney Door of

Hope Society....

681

183,

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PAGE. 182. An Act to amend Chapter 160, Acts of

1902, entitled "An Act to incorporate the
Sydney and Glace Bay Railway Company,
Limited”.

683
An Act to amend Chapter 194, Acts of
1908, entitled “An Act to incorporate the
officers of the St. Francis Xavier's College
Endowment Fund Association.

684 184. An Act respecting the Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada ..

685 185. An Act to incorporate the Westville Curling Club..

690 186. An Act to incorporate the Yarmouth and

Digby Electric Company, Limited. ...... 692 187. An Act to amend the Act to incorporate the Yarmouth Hospital Society.

708 188. An Act to incorporate the Yarmouth and

Eastern Railway Company, Limited ..... 709 189. An Act to amend Chapter 138, Acts of 1897

entitled “ An Act to incorporate the Young Woman's Christian Association of Halifax. 731 At the General Assembly of the Province of Nova Scotia,

begun and holden at Halifax, on Thursday, the eighteenth day of February, A. D. 1909, in the ninth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord, EDWARD THE SEVENTH, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and of the British Dominions beyond the Seas, King, Defender of the Faith, Emperor of India, being the Third Session of the Thirty-Fourth General Assembly convened in the Province.

In the time of His Honour the HONOURABLE DUNCAN CAMERON FRASER, Lieutenant-Governor; The Honourable Monson H. Goudge, President of the Legislative Council; Edward M. Farrell, Speaker of the House of Assembly; George H. Murray, Provincial Secretary; and William A. Dickson, Clerk of the House of Assembly.

CHAPTER 1.

An Act to Establish a Board of Public Utility Com

missioners.

(Passed the 23rd day of April, A. D. 1909.)

:SECTION.

1. Intrepretation.
2. Governor-in-Council to ap-

point a Board Chairman and

Clerk.
3. Salary and Expenses.
4. Board's Expenses to be borne

by the Public Utilities.
5. Public Utilities to furnish

adequate service and facili

ties.
6. Every Public Utility to an-

nually make a return to the

Board.
7. Board to have general super-

vision.
8. Every Public Utility to file

Schedules of rates, etc.
9. No change to be made in

rates after filing except upon

notice to Board.
10. No Public Utility to take less

for services than prescribed

in Schedules in force.
11. Upon complaint made, Board's

mode of procedure, and

powers.
12. Penalty where Public Utility

guilty of unjust discrimina-
tion.

SECTION.
13. Penalty for person, firm or

corporation violating pro

visions of this section. 14. Right of Public Utility where

not paid for service. 15. Notice, how given of applica

tion for change in charges. 16. Board may take evidence

under oath and issue sub

ponas. 17. Board may direct a Derson

to make enquiry. 18. Board may make rules and

regulations. 19. Public Utility to have right

of appeal to Governor-in

Council. 20. Penalty for disobeying orders

of Board or Governor-in

Council. 21. Act not to affect Charter of

Public Utility. 22. Chapter 26, Acts of 1903-04,

and Chapter 4, Acts 1997, repealed.

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, as follows:

Interpretation. 1. In this Act, unless the context otherwise re

quires,

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(a) "Board" means the Board of Commissioners

of Public Utilities established by this Act;

(b) “Public Utility” means and includes every

corporation, company, person, association of persons, their lessees, trustees, liquidators or receivers appointed by any court that now or hereafter owns or may own, operate, manage or control any plant or equipment for the conveyance of telephone messages or for the production, transmission, delivery or furnishing of heat, light, water or power, either directly or indirectly to or for the public,

and also means and includes any city or incorporated town that now or hereafter owns or may own, operate, manage or control any plant or equipment, for the production, transmission, delivery or furnishing of heat, light, water or power, either directly or indirectly to or for any other city or incorporated town.

Governor-in- 2. The Governor-in-Council may appoint three point a Board, persons who shall constitute a Board of Commissioners chairman and" of Public Utilities, and shall designate a chairman

thereof and appoint a clerk for such board, who shall keep a full and faithful record of its proceedings and serve such notices and perform such duties as the board may require. Said commissioners and clerk shall be sworn to the faithful performance of the duties of their respective offices before entering upon the discharge of same.

Salary and expenses.

3. The said commissioners and clerk shall be paid * such salary and expenses as the Governor-in-Council determines.

Board's ex

4. The annual expenses of the board, including borne by the the salaries of the commissioners and clerk, and the Public Utilities compensation to referees, shall be borne by the several

public utilities according to their gross earnings, and shall be apportioned by the Board, which on or before the first day of July in each year shall assess

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