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13. The committee, or managers, or representative of such committee or managers of any charitable institution, refuge or home, engaged in settling immigrant children in this Province, shall be deemed the legal guardian of all the children brought into the Province by such institution, refuge or home, and shall retain all the powers and privileges of a guardian, in the case of males, until they attain the age of 21, and in the case of females, until they attain the age of twenty-one, unless sooner married.

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14. The committee, or managers, or representative of such committee or managers of any such institution, refuge or home, may bind out any such child or children, or transfer all rights of guardianship to any person or persons who are willing to receive any such child or children, and who contract, in writing, to fulfil such obligations as are required by such committee, or managers, or representative; and the person receiving such child or children, shall fulfil the obligations required by such agreement.

15. The committee, or managers, or representative of such committee or managers of any charitable institution, refuge or home, who have bound out or transferred the guardianship of any child to any person within the Province, shall retain all the powers of supervision reserved in the binding out or transfer agreement.

16. Every person who takes away, or induces any child to leave the employ of any person so receiving, or of any guardian so constituted, or who without the consent in writing of such person or guardian, and of such committee, managers or representative, with intent to deprive such person or guardian of the possession of such child, takes into his home, or in any way harbors any such child so bound out or transferred, shall be liable to a penalty of forty dollars. Nothing in this section shall extend to any one who gets possession of any such child, claiming in good faith a right to the possession of such child.

17. Any judge of the county court may, at his discretion, on the application of the committee,

managers or representative of any charitable institution, refuge or home, within the meaning of this act, issue an order to any constable within the county in which the child resides, requiring him to take and hand over to the custody of such committee, managers or representative, any child so bound out, or the guardianship of whom has been transferred.

CHAPTER 36.

An Act to aniend The Nova Scotia Factories Act and
Chapter 124, Revised Statutes, 1900, “Of the
Closing of Shops and the Hours of Labor

Therein, for Children and Young Persons.

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

SECTION.

1. Section 3 repealed and an

other substituted.

16

SECTION.
2. Section of Chapter 1,

Acts of 1901, excepting
sub-sections (2) and

(3).
repealed and another sub-
stituted.

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

pealed and an

1. Section 3 of chapter 124 of the Revised Statutes is Section 3 rehereby repealed and the following section substituted other substitherefor:

tuted.

“3. A young person shall not be employed in or about any shops for a longer period than eight hours on any day, exclusive of meal tinie, nör for a longer period than four hours on any Saturday, and on every day on which such young person is employed for more than four hours, not less than one hour shall be allowed for the noonday meal.”

Section 16 of
Chapter 1, Acts

2. Section 16 of chapter 1 of the acts of 1901, en-of 1901, extitled, The Nova Scotia Factories Act, is hereby repealed sections (2) with the exception of sub-sections (2) and (3), and the pealed and anfollowing is substituted for the portion repealed:

(3)re

other substituted

16. (1) It shall not be lawful for a child in the cases provided for by section 12, nor for a boy or girl under the

a age of sixteen, to be employed for more than eight hours in any one day, nor for more than four hours on any Saturday: nor shall it be lawful for any young girl or woman to be employed for more than nine hours in one day.

3. Sections 18 and 19 of the chapter last mentioned are amended by striking out the words "child” and “children” wherever the same occur in the said sections.

CHAPTER 37.

An Act to amend Chapter 125, Revised Statutes,

1900,." The Lunacy Act."

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

Section 9 1. Section 9 of chapter 125 of the Revised Statutes,
Amended.

1900, "The Lunacy Act,” is amended by inserting
after the word “thereof” in the fifth line of said sec-
tion, the words “or the Judge of the County Court
of the District in which such insane person resides or

has a domicile, or has real estate. Interpretation,

2. The words “The Supreme Court or a Judge thereof,” “the Supreme Court or a Judge, “the Court or Judge," and "the Court or a Judge” shall include not only the Supreme Court and any judge thereof, but also a master of the Supreme Court being a judge of the County Court, and also the judge of the County Court of the district in which such insane person resides or has his domicile.

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CHAPTER 38.

An Act to aniend Chapter 128, Revised Statutes, 1900,

"The Nova Scotia Companies' Act.'

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

SECTION 1. Section 21 repealed, another substituted.

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

1. Section 21 of chapter 128 of the Revised Statutes Section 21 re

pealed, an of Nova Scotia, 1900, is repealed and the following other substh substituted therefor:

tuted

21. (1) No company shall be registered under a name,

(a) Identical with that of any other subsisting

company, incorporated or unincorporated, or
so nearly resembling the same as to be calcu-
lated to deceive, except in a case in which such
subsisting incorporated, company is in the
course of being dissolved and testifies its con-
sent in such manner as the registrar requires, or

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(2) If any company, through inadvertence or otherwise, is or has been registered by a name

(a) Identical with that of any other subsisting
company, incorporated or unincorporated, or
which the registrar deems so nearly to resem-
ble the same as to be calculated to deceive,
except in a case in which such consent as
aforesaid has been given, or

(h) Which the registrar deems to be otherwise

objectionable, such first mentioned company
shall upon the direction of the registrar change
its name, and upon such change being made the
registrar shall enter the new name on the
register in the. place of the former name, and
shall issue a certificate of incorporation altered

to meet the circumstances of the case; but no such alteration of name shall affect any rights or obligations of the company or render defective any legal proceedings instituted or to be instituted by or against the company, and any legal proceedings may be continued or commenced against the company by its new name that might have been continued or commenced against the company by its former name.

(3) The registrar may refuse to register any company under a name which he deems to be objectionable.

CHAPTER 39.

An Act to amend Chapter 128, Revised Statutes of
Nova Scotia, 1900, "The Nova Scotia

Companies' Act.”

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

Section 15

repealed, an. tuted.

1. Section 15 of chapter 128 of the Revised Statutes other substi- of Nova Scotia, 1900, as amended by chapter 23 of

the acts of 1903-4, is repealed, and the following substituted therefor, namely :

15. The memorandum of association and a copy thereof and the articles of association, if any, shall be delivered to the registrar, who shall retain the same and register the memorandum and articles if any; provided, however, that if the registrar thinks fit he may refuse to register the same until the Governorin-Council has approved thereof.

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