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3B. On receipt of the notice mentioned in the next preceding section the warden or mayor shall forthwith, in the case of every such child who has, under the provisions of “The Poor Relief Act," a settlement in the municipality, city or town, make an order under his hand, and the corporate seal of such municipality, city or town, entitling such child to be received into the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb at Halifax, under the provisious of this Chapter, and shall transmit said order to the Principal of the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb at Halifax.

3C. (1) The directors of the Institution may, in their discretion, notify the parents or guardian of every such child of such order having been made, and it shall thereupon become the duty of every such parent or guardian to cause such child or children to be removed to the Institution

(2) Every such parent or guardian who refuses or neglects to cause such child or children to be so removed shall be liable to a penalty of not less than twenty dollars.

3D. If any such parent or guardian neglects or refuses to cause such child or children to be removed to the institution, the directors may cause such child to be removed, and upon the production of the order of the warden or mayor, as the case may be, by any person dulyauthorized by the directors, to any stipendiary magistrate or justice of the peace in the county in which such child resides, a warrant may be issued by such stipendiary magistrate or justice, directed to any constable or police officer of the municipality, city or town, to take such child, and to cause such child to be removed to the institution, and there detained by the directors, under the provisions of this chapter.

3E. All the foregoing provisions as to the removal to, and detention in, the Institution shall be applicable to pupils who have been admitted, but who have left the institution and failed to return, not having completed the period of instruction prescribed by this chapter.

3F. No proceedings for penalties, nor for the removal of a deaf or deaf mute child, under the provisions of this chapter, shall be taken except at the instance of some person duly authorized in that behalf by the directors of the Institution.

CHAPTER 40.

An Act to regulate the Prices of Electric Light and

Electric Energy.

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(Passed the 25th day of April, A. D., 1907.)

SECTION.

1, Prices of Electricity to be filed.
2. Charges may be modified.
3. Hearing.

SECTION.

4. Who may be heard.
5. Penalty.

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

1. Every person, firm, and association, and every company Price of Electriincorporated under any Statute of the Province of Nova city to be filed. Scotia, and every city or town carrying on the business of furnishing electric light or electric energy for sale, shall, on or before the first day of July, 1907, and on or before the first day of July of each succeeding year, file in the office of the Provincial Secretary, a schedule of the prices charged for electric light and electric energy. The said schedule shall be certified by such person or firm, or by the managing or principal officer of such association or company.

2. (1) The charges contained in said schedule shall be the Charges may be charges to be taken and collected by such person, firm association, company, cityor town, unless after thirty days' notice of a hearing to be given to the person, firm, association, company, city or town affected, the same are altered, reduced or modified by the Governor-in-Council, and the Governor-in-Council is hereby authorized upon application as in this Act mentioned, to alter, reduce or modify such charges.

modified,

(2) No increase in said charges shall be made or take effect until approved by the Governor-in-Council.

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3. Notice of the hearing of any application forthe approval Hearing. of, or ordering an increase or decrease in the charges taken or collected by any person, firm or association, company, city or town, shall be given by advertisement in one or more newspapers printed and published in the county, city or town where such electric light or electric energy is supplied, for a period of not less than thirty days.

4. At such hearing, in addition to the applicant, such Who may be other person may be heard as the council determines.

heard.

Penalty.

5. Every person, firm, association or company taking or collecting higher charges than those contained in the said schedule, shall, for each offence, be liable to a penalty of not less than fifty dollars.

CHAPTER 41.

An Act to amend Chapter 89, Revised Statutes, 1900,

« Of Fires and Firewards.”

(Passed the 25th day of April, A. D., 1907.)

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

Section 27 amended.

1. Section 27 of chapter eighty-nine, of the Revised Statutes, 1900, as amended by chapter forty-nine, of the Acts of 1906, is further amended by striking out the clause marked (a) and substituting the following: (a) In any city by a judge of the county court or the

stipendiary magistrate for the city.

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CHAPTER 42.

An Act to amend Chapter 142, Revised Statutes, 1900, entitled, “Of the Prevention of Frauds on Creditors

by Secret Bills of Sale.”

(Passed the 25th day of April, A. D., 1907.)

SECTON.

1. Section 8 amended.
2. Application of this Act to certain

contracts.

SECTION.
3. Section 12 amended.

Schedule,

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

Section 8 amended.

1. Section 8, of chapter 142, Revised Statutes, 1900, is repealed, and the following substituted therefor:

" 8. (1) Every hiring, lease, bailment, or bargain for the sale of personal chattels, accompanied by an immediate delivery, and followed by an actual and continued change of possession, whereby it is agreed :

(a) That the property in the personal chattels, or

(b) In case of a bargain for sale, thut a lien thereon for

the price thereof, or any portion thereof, shall remaia in the person letting to hire, the lessor, the bailor, or the bargainor, until payment in full of the hire, rental or price, agreed upon, by future payments or otherwise,

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shall be evidenced by instrument or instruments, in writing, showing the terms of such agreement, and be signed by the person to whom such personal chattels are hired, the lessee, bailee, bargainee, or his agent thereunto duly authorized, in writing, and shall have written or printed therein, the post office address of the person letting to hire, lessor, bailor, or bargainor.

(2) Within ten days from the time of execution of such instrument or instruments, in writing, a true copy or true copies thereof shall be filed in the registry of deeds for the registration district in which the person to whom such personal chattels are hired, the lessee, bailee, or bargainee resides at the time of the execution thereof, and the same shall be accompanied by an affidavit of the person to whom euch personal chattels are hired, the lessee, bailee, or bargainee, or if such instrument or instruments be signed by an agent, the affidavit of such agent, stating:

(a) That the said copy or copies of such instrument

or instruments truly sets forth the terms, nature, and effect of the agreement between the parties thereto with respect to the personal chattels therein mentioned ; and,

(b) That said instrument or instruments was, or were

executed in good faith, and for the purpose of securing to the person letting to hire, the lessor, the bailor, or the bargainor, the payment in full of the amount therein mentioned as to be paid, and not for the mere purpose of protecting the personal chattels therein mentioned against the creditors of the person to whom such personal chattels are hired, the lessee, bailee, or bargainee, or of preventing such creditors from recovering any claim which they may have against hiin.

(3) Such affidavit shall be as nearly as may be in the form"D" in the schedule,

(4) The Registrar on receipt of such copy or copies and affidavit shall duly file the same, and cause them to be properly entered in the index book kept for that purpose.

(6) The person letting to hire, lessor, bailor, or bargainor, shall leave copy or copies of such instrument or instruments, in writing, with the person to whom such personal chattels are hired, the lessee, bailee, or bargainee, at the time of the execution of such writing or within twenty days thereafter.

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(6) If a copy or copies of such instrument or instruments, in writing, and affidavit, be not filed as required by sub-section (2) of this section, the agreement between the parties that such property or such lien shall remain in such person letting to hire, lessor, bailor, or bargainor, as aforesaid, shall, as against the creditors, purchasers and mortgagees of the person to whom such personal chattels are hired, of the lessee, of the bailee, or of the bargainee, be null and void.

(7) Every person letting to hire, lessor, bailor, or bargainor, shall, on demand by any creditor or interested person, file with said Registrar, within twenty days from the making of said demand, a sworn statement of the amount due on such agreement, and on failure to file said statement shall forfeit all rights accruing under the same as against such creditor or interested person, and as to such creditor or interested person, the agreement between the parties that such property or such lien shall remain in such person letting to hire, such lessor, bailor, or bargainor as aforesaid, shall thenceforth be null and void. It shall be sufficient to make such demand, by mailing the same, postage prepaid and registered, to the post office address of the person letting to hire, lessor, bailor, or bargainor, as stated in the instrument. or instruments filed in the Registry of Deeds, under the provisions of this Act.

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(8) In case any person letting to hire, lessor, bailor, or bargainor of any personal chattels, as aforesaid, or his successors in interest, takes or take possession thereof for breach of any condition, he or they shall retain the same for three months, and the person to whom such personal chattels are hired, the lessee, bailee or bargainee or his successor in interest may redeem the same within such period

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