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and amendments thereto,” is amended by inserting after section 28 the following sections :

28a. Every check weigher and every practical miner employed under the provisions of the next preceding section to check the nieasurements and quantities according to which the miners employed in the mine are paid, shall send to the Commissioner monthly returns of all coal weighed, measured, or checked by him. Such returns shall be made on forms supplied by the Commissioner, and shall be verified by affidavit of the person by whoin they are made.

28b. All coal sold by retail by the owner of any mine shall be weighed at the mine, and every mine owner selling by retail shall furnish facilities for weighing the coal so sold. The nine owner shall cause to be included in the quarterly returns required under the provisions of “The Mines Act," the number of tons so sold, giving separately the number of tons supplied to workmen emplɔyed in and about the mine, or in inining operations in and about the mine, or on the coal wharves of the owner, and the number of tons supplied to persons other than such workmen.

28c. Every person failing to comply with any of the provisions of the next two preceding sections shall be guilty of an offence against this chapter.

Rule 7a of sec. tion 46 of said chapter repealed, another substituted.

2. Rule 7a of section 46 of said chapter is repealed, and the following substituted therefor:

7a. Every mine examiner shall, at all times, while in the discharge of his duties as mine examiner, use a locked safety lamp, and shall, unless the deputy inspector permits otherwise, be accompanied by an employee of the owner not less than eighteen years of age, who shall also use a locked safety lamp.

Sub-section 75, rule 8 of sec

to

3. Sub-section (5) of rule 8 of section 46 of said tion 46, added chapter is amended by adding thereto the follow

ing words:-"nor unless such person, immediately before firing a shot, has examined the place where

the shot is to be fired, and the places contiguous thereto, with a locked safety lamp, and has found such places to be safe.”

amended.

4. Section 22 of said chapter is amended by strik - Section 22, ing out the figure (4) from the fifth line from the end thereof and substituting therefor the figure (5).

until

5. Section 1 of this act shall not go into eliect Sectionce unor until proclaimed by the Governor-in-Council.

proclaimed.

CHAPTER 51.

An Act to amend Chapter 8, Acts of 1908, “The

Coal Mines Regulation Act."

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

SECTION.

2. Section 97 amended.

SECTION.
1. Sub-section (6), Rule 8 of

section 46 of Chapter 8,
Acts 1908, repealed, another
substituted.

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

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chapter 8, Acts

1. Sub-section (6) of rule 8, section 16 of “The Sub-section (6) Coal Mines Regulation Act” is repealer, and the section 46 of following substituted in lieu thereof:

1908 repealed, another

substituted. (6). The Commissioner, upon representation made to him in writing by the owner, agent or manager of any mine that the finding of inflammable gas in

quantity sufficient to show in a safety lamp on three consecutive days was exceptional in the case of such mine, and that the mine is damp and not dry or dusty, may cause an examination of such mine to be made by the inspector, and if the inspector approves, may order that the provisions of clause (4) of this rule shall apply to such mine only if inflammable gas is found in quantity sufficient to show in a safety lamp on two consecutive days in each of two consecutive weeks.

Section 97 amended.

2. Section 97 of said Chapter 8 of the Acts of 1908, “The Coal Mines Regulation Act," is amended by inserting “70 to 96" between the words "numbered” and “relating” in said section.

CHAPTER. 52.

An Act to amend Chapter 11, Acts of 1908, entitled “An Act Relating to Submarine Coal Mining

Areas in the County of Cape Breton."

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

SECTION 1.

Coal Leases numbers 7, 31 and 32, Victoria County, confirmed.

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

Coal leases 1 Notwithstanding the provisions of section one Qumbers 7, 31 and 32, of chapter 11 of the acts of 1908, entitled "An Act county, con- relating to Submarine Coal Mining Areas in the County

, firmed.

of Cape Breton," it is declared that coal mining lease No. 7, dated May 26th, 1899, the coal mining lease number thirty-one (31) dated the second day of July, A. D. 1908, and coal mining leases numbers thirty-two (32) and thirty-three (33), dated the second day of July, A. D. 1909, respectively, covering areas situate at or near Cape Dauphin, in the county of Vic ia, were and each of them was validly granted and issued by the Commissioner of Public Works and Mines, and said leases are and each of them is ratified and confirmed.

CHAPTER 53.

An Act to Amend Chapter 17, Acts of 1908, entitled, "An Act to Amend and Consolidate the Acts for

the Preservation of Game."

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

SECTION.
1. Clause (a). section 3 of

chapter 17, Acts 1908,
repealed, and another sub-
stituted.

SECTION.
2. Clause (a), section 8, repealed,

another substituted.
3. Section 3 of said chapter

added to.

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

1. Clause (a) of section 3 of Chapter 17 of the Clause (a).

of Acts of 1908, entitled “An Act to amend and con- Chapter 17, solidate the Acts for the Preservation of Game," repealed, and

Acts 1908,

another subis repealed, and the following substituted therefor:

stituted

(a) Any moose, except between the sixteenth

day of September in any year and the six-
teenth day of the following November.

2. Clause (a) of section 8 of said chapter is repealed Section fra

8 reand the following substituted therefor:

pealed, another substi

tuted
(a) Any green moose skin or fresh moose nieat,

or any part of the carcass of a moose, whether
killed in the Province or elsewhere, between
the thirtieth day of November in any year
and the sixteenth day of September following.

3 of said chapter

3. Section three of said chapter is hereby amended Section by adding thereto the following sub-section :--.“ (e) added to Any cow moose before the twentieth day of September, A. D. 1912.

CHAPTER 54.

Act to Amend the Game Act, 1908.

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

SECTION.
1. "Otters" included in defini-

tion of game.
2. Meat of cow moose not to

be had in possession.
3. Person who kills moose to

make affidavit.
4. Amending section 12 of Game

Act.

Close season for Otter.
6. Protecting muskrat houses.
7. Hunting with dogs.
8. Shooting birds between sun-

set and sunrise.

SECTION.
9. Non-residents carrying fire

arms.
10. Exporting moose head
11 (3). Exporting furs.
12. Prosecution may be discon-

tinued.
13. Burden of proof.
14. Powers of officials.
15. Penalty for not holding

license.
16. Form of affidavit.
17. Form of certificate.

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

game.

"Otters" in

1. Section 2 of chapter 17 of the acts of 1908, cluded in definition of entitled “An Act to amend and consolidate the acts

for the Preservation of Game," is amended by inserting the word “otters” between the word “minks” and the word "and" in the third line of clause (a) of said section, and by striking out the word “otters " from the fourth line of the said clause (a).

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Meat of

COW moose not to

2. Section 8 of the said act is amended by adding be had in thereto the following clause :-

.

(d) The skin or meat, or any part of the carcass

of a cow moose, before the twentieth day of September, A, D. 1912.

Person who 3. Section 9 of the said act is repealed and the kills moose to make affidavit. following substituted therefor:

9. (1)

( Every person who kills a moose shall within eight days thereafter go before a justice or warden and make an affidavit stating the time, place and manner of the killing of such moose, and such other facts as will enable the justice or warden to determine whether or not the moose has been legally killed.

(2) Such person shall exhibit to the justice or warden taking such affidavit, for examination by him,

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