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34. Every person who has the custody or charge of any provincial, municipal, or other public records or documents, or of any records or documents of any corporation, from which information sought in respect to the objects of this Act, can be obtained, or which would aid in the completion or correction thereof, shall grant to the Secretary of Industries and Immigration, or other person deputed for that purpose by the Provincial Secretary, access thereto for the puipose of obtaining such information therefrom.

35. The Provincial Secretary may, when he deems it convenient, by special letter of instruction, direct any officer employed in the execution of this act to make inquiry under oath as to any matter connected with the collection of statistics or other information, or the ascertaining or correction of any supposed defect or inaccurary therein; and such person shall for the purpose of such inquiry have all the powers which may be conferred under chapter 12 of the Revised Statutes, 1900, “Of Inquiries Concerning Public Matters.”

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CHAPTER 12.

An Act to amend Chapter 20 of the Revised Statutes,

1900, "The Metalliferous Mines Regulations Act.

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

SECTION 1. Section added to Chapter 20, R. S., N. S.

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

1. Chapter 20, of the Revised Statutes, 1900, Section added

to Chapter 20 "The Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act,” is amended R. S., N. S by adding thereto the following section :

32. On or before the tenth day of each of the months of January, April, July and October, in each year, every owner, or his agent or manager, shall send

to the Commissioner a correct return, specifying the quantity of every mineral wrought or gotten from the mine, the probable use and destination of the same, the amount of royalty, if any, which has accrued upon the mineral or minerals wrought or gotten during the last previous quarter, and a correct return specifying the number of days' labor, and the number of persons ordinarily employed in or about the mine, below ground and above ground, and the different classes of persons so employed, and the cost and description of all the shafts, quarries, slopes, levels, planes, works, machinery, tramways and railways sunk, driven, opened or constructed during the progress of the work, or during the next preceding quarter. Such return shall be in the form prescribed by the Commissioner, and shall be verified by the affidavit of the owner, agent or manager of the mine.

CHAPTER 13.

An Act to amend Chapter 20, Revised Statutes, 1900,

“The Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act.

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

SECTION,
1. Section 12 of Chapter 20,

R. S., N. S., amended.

CECTION

2.

Ruie 20, Section 19, Chapter

20, R. S., N. S., amended,

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

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Section 12 of 1. Section 12 of chapter 20 of the Revised Statutes,
Chapter 20
R. S. N.'s., 1900, “The Metalliferous Mines Regulation Act,
amended.

amended by striking out the words "shall within
twenty-four hours next after the explosion or accident,
send notice in writing” in lines ten, eleven and twelve
thereof, and substituting therefor the words “shall
within eight hours next after the explosion or accident,
notify the Commissioner by telegraph or telephone
or other quickest mode of communication."

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2. Rule 20 of section 19 of said chapter is amended Rule

Chapter 20. by striking out the words “twenty yards” in the last RSN. Š. line thereof, and substituting therefor the words "twenty feet.”

amended.

CHAPTER 14.

An Act to amend Chapter 31, Revised Statutes, 1900,

“Of Clerks of the County Courts.”

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

SECTION 1. Provisions of Section 7, Chapter 31, R. S., N. S., to apply to

certain case.

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

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1. The provisions of section 7 of chapter 31 of the Provisions of Revised Statutes, 1900, “Of Clerks of the County Chapter 31 Courts," shall apply in the case of the resident deputy apply to cerclerk of the county court for district number six, having his office at Sherbrooke, in the county of Guysboro, notwithstanding that the said resident deputy clerk was appointed since the first day of March, 1897.

CHAPTÉR 15.

An Act to amend Chapter 33, Revised Statutes, 1900,

“Of Stipendiary Magistrates."

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

SECTION 1.

Sub-section 2, section 2, Chapter 33, R. S. N. S., as amended by

Chapter 65, Acts 1908, further amended.

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

Sub-section 2,
Section 2,

1. Sub-section 2 of section 2 of chapter 33 of the Chapter 33. Revised Statutes, 1900, as amended by chapter 65 of amended by the acts of 1908, is amended by adding, at the end

thereof, after the word “Hantsport,” the following words:-“or to the town of Stewiacke”.

as Chapter 65, Acts 1908, further amended.

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CHAPTER 16.

An Act to Extend the Provisions of Chapter 37,

Revised Statutes, to the City of Sydney.

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

SECTION.
1. Coroner not to hold inquest

in City of Sydney.
2. Provisions Chapter 37, R. S.,

N. S., 1900, extended to
City of Sydney.

SECTION.
3. Act not to go into force until

proclaimed.

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assem-bly as follows:

Coroner not to 1. No coroner for the county of Cape Breton shall hold inquest in City of hold any inquest within the city of Sydney. Sydney. Provisions 2. The provisions of chapter 37, Revised Statutes, Chapter 37, R. s.N. s... of Nova Scotia, 1900, are hereby extended to the 1900, extended to City of city of Sydney, and said chapter 37 shall be for all Sydney.

purposes construed mutatis mutandis as applying to the city of Sydney.

Act not to go 3. This act shall not come into force until proclaiminto force until proclaimed. ed by Governor-in-Council.

CHAPTER 17.

An Act to amend Chapter 44, Revised Statutes, 1900,

“Of the Nova Scotia Hospital.”

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

SECTION.

1. Section 9, Chapter 44, R. S.,

N. S., amended.
2. Sub-section 2, section 10, of

said chapter, amended.

SECTION.
3. Sub-section 3, section 10, of

said chapter, amended.
4. Section 10 of said chapter,

sub-section added.
5. Section added to said chapter.

Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly, as follows: 1. Section nine of said chapter 44, Revised Statutes, Chapter 24,

Section 1900, is amended by adding thereto the following Rende.

amended. sub-section:

“(3) No statement of particulars shall be effectual, or acted upon, after thirty days from the date of its preparation.

2. Sub-section two of section ten of said chapter is Sub-section

Section 10. of

잃 amended by striking out the word “thirty” in the last said chapter,

amended. line of said sub-section, and substituting therefor the word "fourteen.

3. Sub-section three of said section 10 is amended Sub-section :

section 10. O by striking out the words “no warrant shall be issued,” said. chapter, and substituting therefor the words “No patient shall be admitted."

sub-section added.

4. Said section ten of said chapter is also amended Section 107 of

, by adding thereto the following sub-section:

(5) The certificates shall be sufficient authority to any person to convey the patient to the Hospital, and to the Medical Superintendent to detain him therein for treatment, until discharged under the provisions of this act.”

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5. The following section is added to said chapter 44: Section added

chapter.

“42. It shall be the duty of the King's Printer to supply to the town and municipal clerks the neces

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