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(i) Who is found after the hour of eight o'clock

at night loitering about a place of entertainment, and does not give a satisfactory account of himself.

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2. Every proprietor, keeper or manager of any tiom leef said the places enumerated in section one, sub-section

(h) of this act, who knowingly admits a child thereto or permits him to remain therein, except as hereinbefore provided, shall be liable to a penalty of not less than ten dollars and not more than one hundred dollars, and in default of payment to imprisonment for any term not less than thirty days or more than ninety days.

3. Where in the opinion of the judge the child apprehended under the provisions of the act, or the acts hereby amended, is of an age which renders such child subject to the provisions of the Children's Protection Act, 1906, it shall lie on the person charged to prove that such child is above the age as provided in said acts.

4. The following clauses are hereby added to section 9 of the said chapter 54 of the acts of 1906 :

(3) The municipality, city or town within which any child apprehended under the provisions of this act has a settlement, as defined in the “Poor Relief Act,” shall be liable for all expenses incurred in the apprehension of such child, and shall pay for every such child placed in a temporary home or shelter, orphan asylum, infants' home, industrial school, house of industry, boys' or girls' home, or other children's home, under the provisions of this act, the sum of two dollars weekly so long as such child is in such place, which various sums shall be paid to the Children's Aid Society, the legal guardian of such child, and may be recovered by such Children's Aid Society in an action at law for the use of the institution in which the said child was placed by the said society.

(4) The judge before whom any such child is brought shall make due enquiry as to the legal settlement of such child, and shall determine the same on such evidences as shall be brought before him, and make an order adjudicating the settlement of such child, which adjudication shall be final unless an appeal therefrom is taken within thirty days to the Supreme Court. The judge shall at the same time and place deterniine the aniount payable for the expenses incurred in the apprehension and detention of such child, which expenses may be recovered from the municipality, city or town in which such child has a settlement, in the manner prescribed in the next preceding section.

(5)

In the event of the judge being unable after due

enquiry to determine the settlement of such child,

he shall be at liberty to adjudicate that the municipality, city or town in which such child was apprehended shall pay the expense and the maintenance of such child as hereinbefore' provided, and said adjudication shall have the same force, effect and results as if the judge had determined that the said municipality, city or town was the settlement of such child as provided in the next preceding section.

Any municipality, city or town which pays

amount under the foregoing sections for the apprehension and maintenance of such child, may maintain an action therefor against any person liable under the law for the maintenance and support of

(6) any

such child.

CHAPTER 45. An Act to aniend Chapter 2, Acts of 1907, entitled, An Act Relating to the Expenditure of Provincial

Road and Bridge Grants."

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Be it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assem

bly, as follows:

Section 8 repealed, another substituted.

1. Section 8 of chapter 2 of the acts of 1907, entitled “An Act relating to the Expenditure of Provincial Road and Bridge Grants,” is repealed and the following substituted therefor:

8. It shall be the duty of the inspector or inspectors to

(a) Report to the Commissioner as to the condi

tion and requirements of the roads and smaller bridges in the municipality;

(h) Furnish to the Commissioner information as

to repairs required and the cost thereof;

(c) Report to the Commissioner cases in which

permanent improvements are necessary, and furnish estimates of the cost thereof;

(d) Report to the Commissioner the probable

amount of money that may be spent upon the roads of the municipality by the council;

(e) Appoint road masters in each road district

in the municipality;

(f) Exercise a general supervision over the work

of the road masters, and report to the Comniissioner as to the character of the work done;

(g) Examine, when required by the Commission

er, all accounts of money expended under the direction of himself or any road master, see that the same are properly made up, and return them with vouchers to the Commissioner; and

(h) In all cases of emergency to report at once

to the Commissioner.

Sections added as 10A.

2. That said chapter is further amended hy adding thereto, after section 10, the following section :

10a.

It shall be the duty of every road master

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(a) To examine into the condition and require

ments of the roads and smaller bridges in his
road district and report to the inspector, or if
no inspector, to the Commissioner, thereon,
and as to the work required and the cost thereof;

(b) To direct and supervise to the satisfaction

of the inspector the expenditure and the work
on the roads in his road district, where necessary,
appointing overseers who shall, where necessary,
supervise the work to be done in any part of
his district;

(c) To report to the inspector on all work done

on the roads, examine all accounts of money
expended under his direction, see that the same
are properly made up and return them with
vouchers to the Commissioner;

(d) To report at once all cases of energency to

the inspector.

Section 22 of said chapter is aniended by insert- Section 22 ing the words "if any" after the word “contracts in the fifth line thereof.

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amended.

That said chapter is further amended by adding Section, insertthereto, after section 23, the following sections

23A.

(1) When any land or lands are required for the purposes of altering, widening, raising or diverting any highway subject to the provisions of this act, and for the construction of any portion of a highway So altered, widened, raised or diverted, a survey of Roads, or under his direction, and a plan and descripsuch lands shall be made by the Commissioner of tion of such land shall be filed in the Registry of Deeds for the registration district in which such lands lie.

Such filing shall vest in His Majesty the land so required and taken forever for a public highway.

(2)

(3)

A copy of such plan and description shall be delivered to the owner or lessees of such lands, if known, or if not known shall be posted on the said lands.

23 B. The warden of the municipality may make an agreement with the owner or owners of the land so taken or the property damaged as to the compensation to be paid in respect to such land or property.

23 C. If no sucn agreement can be made, the said warden shall appoint an arbitrator, the owner shall appoint another arbitrator, and the Governorin-Council shall appoint a third arbitrator. If the owner fails within ten days after notice to him to name such arbitrator, two justices of the peace shall have the power to appoint the same.

(1) The arbitrators so appointed shall go to the lands so taken, or the property so damaged, and appraise the coinpensation to be paid to the owner thereof.

(2) The award of any two of such arbitrators shall be final and conclusive.

23 D. The award SO made shall be filed with the clerk of the municipality in which such lands or property is situate, and the amount of compensation shall be charged upon such municipality, and shall be rated and collected as other niunicipal rates and taxes, and shall be paid over to the owner of such land or property.

23 E. Any damage to any house, land, wharf or other property injuriously affected by the altering, widening, raising or diverting of any highway whether lying within the boundary of such work or adjacent thereto, shall be considered damages to property within the meaning of these provisions.

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