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CHAPTER 47.

An Act to amend Chapter 70, Revised Statutes, 1900, “The

Municipal Act."

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

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

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1. Sub-section 45 of section 134 of chapter 70 of the Sunday street Reviserl Statutes, 1900, "The Municipal Act,” is amended cars, by adding thereto the words “and regulating the running of street cars on Sabbath.”

CHAPTER 48.

An Act to amend Chapter 70, of the Revised Statutes, 1900,

“The Municipal Act."

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

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

1. Section eight of chapter seventy of the Revised Section 8 Statutes, 1900, " The Muncipal Act,” is amended by adding amended. thereto the following clanse :-“(j) has been at any time convicted of a crime punishable with imprisonment in the penitentiary.”

CHAPTER 49.

An Act to amend Chapter 159, Revised Statutes, 1900,

“Of Municipal Courts."

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

SECTION.

1. Section 65 amended,
2. Bection 15 added to.

SECTION.

3. Section 24 amended,

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

Section 65 amended,

1. Section 65 of Chapter 159, Revised Statutes, 1900, “Of Municipal Courts" is hereby amended by striking out the word “ Windsor” in the third line of said section.

Section 15 added to.

2. Section 15, of said Chapter 159, Revised Statutes, 1900, is hereby amended by adding thereto the following sub-section :

(5) In case there has been or shall be no return, or proof of service of such writ of summons on or before the day of trial, and no grounds of defence or particulars of set off have been or shall have been filed, and neither the defendant nor any one on his behalf has appeared on the day of the trial, any such writ may be considered and treated to all intents and purposes as never having been issued, in which case such deposit shall be paid to the plaintiff.

Section 24 amended.

3. Section 24 of said Chapter 159, Revised Statutes, 1900, is hereby amended by inserting between the word si constable” and the word “such” in the second line thereof, the words "or officer," and by inserting between

” the word “constable" and the word “by” in the third line thereof, the words “or officer,” and by inserting between the word "constable” and the word "making” in the second line of sub-section (2) the words " or officer."

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CHAPTER 50.

An Act to amend Chapter 3, Acts of 1905, entitled, “An
Act respecting the Claims of Municipalities for
Refund of Eastern Extension Railway

Land Damages."

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

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

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1. Sections four and five of chapter three of the Acts of Section 4 and 5 1905, entitled, “ An Act respecting the Claims of Municipali- substituted. ties for Refund of Eastern Extension Railway Land Damages," are repealed, and the following substituted therefor :

4. The Commissioners are empowered to make full enquiry, ascertain and report the facts and circumstances in respect to said claims, and their opinion as to what would be a fair and equitable disposition thereof, and what sum, if any, is justly and equitably due and payable by the Government of Nova Scotia in respect to the said claims, and the said Commissioners, in making their award, shall not be bound to decide according to the strict rules of law or evidence, but may decide upon equitable principles.

CHAPTER 51.

An Act to amend Chapter 5, Acts of 1905, entitled, “An
Act to enable Municipalities to assist in Supplying

Polling Districts with Seed Grain;"

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

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

1. Chapter 5 of the Acts of 1905, entitled, "An Act to Liens, how enable Municipalities to assist in Supplying Polling Districts discharged. with Seed Grain," is amended by adding thereto the following section :

9. Where any municipal council has made the amounts due for such sales a lien on the real property of the purchaser, or his indorser or indorsers, and bas prescribed that notice of such lien should be given by registration in the Registry of Deeds, the Registrar of Deeds shall, without charge, on the filing in his office of a receipt signed by the Municipal Treasurer for the amount due upon any such sale or sales, forthwith mark the registry of such lien as discharged, by a marginal note upon, or against the registration thereof, and the registration of such lien shall be thereupon vacated.

CHAPTER 52.

An Act respecting the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities.

(Passed the 28th day of March, A. D., 1907.)

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

Membership,

1. Any city, town or municipality in the Province of Nova Scotia may become a member of the Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities, and may pay thereto the annual subscription fee, and may also pay the expenses of any delegate

, to the meetings of such union, or of the executive thereof, and any moneys so paid shall be included in the amount rated upon the inhabitants of the city, town, or municipality making such paymeot, and collected therewith.

CHAPTER 53.

An Act respecting the Remission of Certain Penalties.

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

SECTION,

1. Puwer to remit,
2. Limitation.
3. Governor-in Council may remit in

certain cases.

SECTION,

4. Costs not to be remitted.
5. Not to apply to pending suits.

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

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1. Where a pecuniary penalty or forfeiture is imposed Power to remit. by any Act of this province, the court or judge having cognizance of the proceedings may, at any time after the commencement thereof, remit in whole or

in part, any sum of money by such Act imposed as a penalty or forfeiture on a convicted offender, and may do so whether the money is in whole or in part payable to the Crown, or to some person other than the Crown, and whether the same is recoverable by indictment, information, summary process, action or otherwise.

2. This Act shall not be held to give to a stipendiary Limitation. magistrate or justice of the peace the authority herein mentioned.

3. The Governor-in-Council sball also have power at any Governor-intime to remit any such penalty or forfeiture, in whole or in remit in certain part, unless the same is imposed by “ The Nova Scotia Elec- cases. tion Act,” “The Nova Scotia Franchise Act” or by any Act respecting elections of members of the House of Assembly, or is recoverable in respect of an offence committed in connection with an election of a member of the said Assembly.

4. This Act shall not be construed to include the power costs not to be of remitting any costs incurred up to the time of remitting the penalty or forfeiture.

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5. This Act shall not apply to pending litigation.

Rot to apply to pending suits.

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