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ment and sold by public auction to the highest bidder, an upset price being fixed upon said lands. No grants shall be issued until the land applied for shall have been surveyed by a surveyor at the cost of the applicant and reported upon by the surveyor in favor of the applicant.

5. The Governor in Council may issue licenses of occupation of Crown lands on payment of a fee of five dollars for each one hundred and sixty acres, for not less than one hundred and sixty acres, nor more than six thousand four hundred acres, subject to the condition that the licensee shall, within two years settle upon the land one family for each one hundred and sixty acres, and for a period of five years cause to be cleared at least two acres per year for every hundred acres licensed, and continue the same under cultivation and continue the same families thereon, or others in lieu thereof, for a period of ten years from the expiration of the said five years; upon the performance of which condition the said licensee shall be entitled to a grant in fee of the said land.

6. The Governor in Council shall have power to issue licenses of occupation of areas of Crown lands of five thousand acres, which licenses shall entitle the holder to grants in fee, upon the performance of such terms and conditions as the Governor in Council shall deem fit to proride, to secure the settlement upon and cultivation of the land. In all such licenses of occupation and grants such reservation shall be made as may be necessary for the preservation of the seashore for the fishery and all other public purposes. Such terms and conditions shall, in all cases, comprise the following, namely; that the holder of the license shall, within two years from the date of license, clear and have ready for crop at least one per cent. of the area comprised in the license; within three years, two per cent. ; within four years, four per cent.; within five years, seven per cent; within six

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ten per cent.; within seven years, thirteen per cent.; within eight years, sixteen per cent.; within nine years, twenty per cent. ; and within ten years, twenty-five per cent.; and shall settle upon the land at least one family for every three hundred and twenty acres.

7. The Governor in Council may issue licenses of occupation, in quantities not exceeding fifty acres, of any Crown lands, for a term not exceeding five years, to such persons as shall be desirous of permanently settling on and cultivating the same. To such persons as shall have bona fide actually and continuously occupied and resided on the land so licensed for a period of five years from the date of the license, and shall have cultivated within that period two acres of the said land, the Governor in Council may issue grants in fee for the quantity of land specified in the

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8. In addition to the conditions provided by Sections 5, 6 and 7 all licenses of occupation issued under any of these sections shall contain a condition that it shall be unlawful for the licensee at any time before he has received a fee-simple grant of the land comprised in such license, to cut, take or carry away from said land any trees or timber except in the course of clearing said land for bona fide cultivation or for his actual use for building or fencing upon or in connection with the said land or for firewood. Any person violating this condition shall be liable to a penalty of twenty dollars for every tree or one thousand feet of lumber so cut, taken or carried away, in addition to the value of the tree or lumber, to be recovered in a suit in the name of the Minister of Agriculture and Mines, in addition to the forfeiture of his license.

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9. All agricultural lands, for which application shall hereafter be made, shall be surveyed by a surveyor approved by the Minister of Agriculture and Mines, and a diagram thereof filed in the Department of Agriculture and Mines within six months from the date of notice from the Minister of Agriculture and Mines to the applicant, that such survey is required, and all fees and amounts payable to the Crown on account of such lands shall be paid within six months from the date on which the Minister of Agriculture and Mines sends notice to the applicant that his application has been approved by the Governor in Council. No priority shall exist with reference to application for lands which are not surveyed and upon which the fees aforesaid have not been paid within the time hereby limited.

10. The Governor in Council shall have power from time to time to set apart and withdraw from purchase any tract or tracts of land which it may be considered by him expedient to lay out for towns or villages, or other like public purposes, and to cause the same to be surveyed and laid out, and the lots so laid out to be sold at public auction after one month's notice in the Royal Gazette and one other newspaper under the hand of the Minister of Agriculture and Mines.

11. The Governor in Council may also set apart and appropriate such Crown lands as may be deemed expedient for the sites of market places, public buildings, gaols, court houses, places of public worship, cemeteries, schools, benevolent institutions, squares, parks and other like public purposes, and also any bog lands, beaches or shores for general and public use, and, at any time before the issue of grants or leases therefor, may alter or revoke such appropriations as he deems expedient, and may make free grants for the purposes aforesaid of the lands so appropriated, the trusts and uses to which they are to be subjected being expressed in the leases or grants.

12. It shall be a condition of any grant, lease or license under this Chapter, that the holder thereof shall preserve at least five per cent. of all trees or wooded lands as shelter for stock; and in cases where there are no trees, the grantee, lessee or licensee, shall plant and cultivate, or cause to be planted or cultivated, twenty trees every year for ten years for every acre contained in his grant lease, or license.

13. The Governor in Council shall have power to set apart such areas or tracts of Crown lands as may be deemed necessary, to be used as commons for pasturage, subject to such rules, regulations and conditions as may be prescribed by the Governor in Council.

14. In all grants, leases and licenses there shall be reserved for public use a width of not less than twenty-five feet and not exceeding one hundred feet round and adjoining all lakes and ponds, and on both banks of all rivers. In special cases where the land immediately adjoining any pond, lake or river is required to be used or occupied for a building or for other purposes, the Governor in Council may permit such use or occupation upon condition of such other or substituted reservation out of the grant, lease or license as may be necessary for public use.

15. All holders of grants, leases and licenses shall at all times keep up good and substantial posts, mounds or monuments at all corners and angles of the land held by them, and shall keep the boundary lines through the woods connecting the said corners and angles open and clear to a width of at least three feet.

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BOG LANDS. 16. The Governor in Council may lease for a term of years, quantities not exceeding five thousand acres, such areas of Crown lands as shall be, after the survey and report hereinafter provided, declared to be bog lands under this Chapter.

17. Applications for leases of bog land shall be by petition to the Governor in Council. Such petition shall be signed by the applicant and verified by affidavit, and shall contain a description with boundaries and extent of the lands applied for.

18. Notice of intention to apply for a lease of such lands shall be published in the Royal Gazette and one other newspaper published in this Colony for one month prior to the application.

19. The applicant shall file his petition in the office of the Minister of Agriculture and Mines, and therewith shall also file a survey of the land applied for, made by a surveyor, and also a report, signed by such surveyor, containing a statement of the nature of the land surveyed, whether barren, bog or wooded, and of the quantity and kind of timber growing thereon, and such other facts as may be considered necessary. No petition shall be considered unless accompanied by such survey and report.

20. After the consideration of such petition, survey and report, and upon the recommendation of the Minister of Agriculture and Mines, the Governor in Council may declare the lands to be bog lands, and may grant to the applicant, as hereinbefore provided, a lease of the same for such term, at such rent and subject to such conditions as he shall de- • termine.

21. It shall be lawful for the Governor in Council to make regulations as to the manner in which bog lands, leased under the provisions of this Chapter, shall be worked, so as to provide that bog shall not be removed therefrom beyond a depth to be specified in such regulations, and the lessee of bog lands to which such regulations shall apply shall be under obligation to observe the same as if the said regulations were conditions set forth in his lease.

QUARRIES. 22. The Governor in Council may grant leases of land for quarrying purposes.

Such leases shall be for a term of not more than ninetynine years, and shall comprise an area of not more than eighty acres, and shall be at a rental of not less than twenty-five cents per acre per year.

(1) Applicants for such leases shall give notice of their intention to

apply for same in the Royal Gazette for one month prior to such application.

(?) The lessee shall commence the work of quarrying within two

years from the date of the lease, and shall continue the effective operation of the said work during the term of the said lease.

(3) Every holder of a lease for quarrying purposes who satisfies the

Governor in Council that he has within five years from the date of his lease bona fide expended in quarrying on the land in his lease comprised the sum of six thousand dollars, shall be entitled to a grant of said land in fee simple.

(4) Every such lease shall be upon the condition that if the lessee

shall, for the space of five years, intermit the operation of work thereunder, the said lease shall be void, and the land therein comprised shall revert to the Crown.

WATER POWERS. 23. The Governor in Council, after the applicant has given one month's notice in the Royal Gazette and one other newspaper of his intention to apply for same, may lease for a term of years the right to use the waters of any pond or river for the purpose of driving machinery, subject to such rent and conditions as may be deemed expedient: Provided that the vested rights, if any, of all persons holding lands whose interests may be affected by the use of the water of any such pond or river, shall be reserved in such lease; and also provided, that in no case shall the water in such pond or river be reduced by the said lessee below average summer level, nor shall any noxious or deleterious substance, or any sawdust or refuse of saw inills be introduced into such ponds or rivers, whereby fish may be injured or the waters discolored, or rendered unfit for drinking or other purposes. Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be liable to a fine of one hundred dollars for every offence, to be recovered in a summary manner before any Stipendiary Magistrate.

BREEDING OF FISH. 24. The Governor in Council may, for the purpose of encouraging the breeding of fish in this Colony, lease to any applicant, for a term of years, after the applicant has given one month's notice in the Royal Gazette and one other newspaper of his intention to apply for the same, the right to use any pond or river, and such quantity of land adjoining the same as may be necessary for such purposes, subject to such terms and conditions as may lie deemed necessary.

TIMBER AND TIMBER LANDS. 25. The right of cutting timber shall be at a bonus per square mile, to le fixed by the Governor in Council, varying according to the situation and value of the limit, but in no case less than two dollars per square mile. The said bonus shall be paid within thirty days from the date of the approval of an application for a license by the Governor in Council, and the said bonus is to be paid on the whole area applied for.

26. The Governor in Council may grant licenses to cut timber on Crown Lands for a period of ninety-nine years.

27. No such license shall be granted until notice of intention to

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