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sum of one dollar per thousand feet, board measure, on all lumber sawn or manufactured in the mill operated under authority thereof.

(1) The said license shall terminate on the 30th November in each

year.

The fee for the said license shall be affixed thereto in stamps. The license shall be returned to the Minister of Agriculture and Mines before the 30th of November in each year accompanied by the amount of the fee. The ahsence of a stamp on said license, with the date of the year in which the same was affixed, shall be conclusive evidence that the said license was not renewed for the year in which such stamp was not affixed.

(2) The license shall be produced by the licensee to an Inspector or

other person authorized by the Minister of Agriculture and Mines.

(3) Such license shall be subject to all the provisions of Chapter

129 of the Consolidated Statutes (Third Series) as to scale. making returns, inspection of books, for date, payment of royalty, and otherwise, except that return for royalty shall be the quantity actually manufactured in the mill, and such other conditions as to the area in which the licensee is to cut as may be prescribed by the Minister of Agriculture and Mines.

(4) The licensee shall be exempt from the payment of royalty on all

lumber manufactured in his mill from trees or timber cut elsewhere than on ungranted Crown lands, and not on Crown lands, provided he furnishes to the Minister of Agriculture and Mines, with his returns for royalty, a sworn statement by him or his agent of the quantity of lumber in respect to which he claims such exemption, and verifying the fact that the timber from which the same was manufactured was cut on private property.

(5) Such license shall not convey any exclusive right to cut over any

particular land, but shall merely permit the licensee to cut logs from Crown lands for the purpose of having the same sawn or manufactured in the mill licensed, and such right to cut shall be in common with the public, but he may also purchase logs so cut by any person entitled to cut on Crown lands; and the license shall not convey any right whatever to water power.

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(6) Application for such license shall be made to the Minister of

Agriculture and Mines accompanied by a fee of five dollars, and, before the issue of said license, the Minister of Agriculture and Mines shall cause to be published for a period of thirty days, by affixing the same at a Post Office or other public building in the neighborhood of the situation of the mill proposed to be operated under such license, a notice

setting forth the fact that such license has been applied for. (7) It shall be lawful for the Minister of Agriculture and Mines at

any time after the issue of such license to revoke the same upon the application or petition of any persons who shall satisfy him, by any evidence, or in any manner, that the grant of such license, or the operation of such mill, is contrary to the public interest.

(8) No person, not being a holder of a timber or pulp license shall

without obtaining a license as in this Chapter provided, operate a saw mill for the manufacture of timber cut on Crown land, under a penalty not exceeding twenty dollars for every day when such mill is so operated.

3. In estimating board measure, the following equivalents shall be

used:

6,000 half drum staves shall equal 1,000 ft. board measure.
4,500 drum staves shall equal 1,000 ft. board measure.
2,000 barrel staves shall equal 1,000 ft. board measure.
1,600 tierce staves shall equal 1,000 ft. board measure.
1,400 fish cask staves shall equal 1,000 ft. board measure.
9,000 laths shall equal 1,000 ft. board measure.
10,000 shingles shall equal 1,000 ft. board measure.
Heading to be estimated in feet, board measure.
10,000 tub staves shall equal 1,000 feet board measure.
A tub shall not exceed 30 lbs.

4. The Governor in Council may, when it shall be made to appear to him to he for the interest of the Colony, hy Proclamation to be published in the Royal Gazette, prohibit the rinding of growing or standing trees on the public lands of the Colony, or any portion of the same, or lands held under license, lease or grant, for the purpose of taking away the rinds of the said trees for any purpose whatever.

5. The penalty for the infraction of any of the provisions and conditions of this Chapter, where such penalty has not been fixed by any preceding section of this Chapter or by Chapter 129 of these Consolidated Statutes shall be a fine not exceeding ten dollars for each infraction thereof. All penalties under this Chapter may be sued for, in the name of the Minister of Agriculture and Mines, before a Stipendiary Magistrate or Justice of the Peace, by any Timber Inspector or other person authorized by the Minister of Agriculture and Mines.

6. The Governor in Council shall have the right to reserve, by Proclamation published in the Royal Gazette, such sections or areas of Crown land as may, from time to time, in the public interest, be deemed expedient, and to prohibit the cutting of timber on such lands for milling purposes, and the penalty for cutting timber on such lands shall be fixed and determined in such proclamation; provided, however, that no such reservation shall be made until public notice has been given to those residing in and near the locality in which the land proposed to be reserved is situated.

7. The words "milling purposes” in the next preceding section, shall be held to mean sawing or otherwise manufacturing at a mill. The penalty for cutting timber on any lands reserved under the provisions of said section shall not be less than twice the value of such timber, when sawn or manufactured, and shall be recovered in a summary manner from the owner of such mill by any person who shall sue for the same.

8. No person shall have any right of property in any timber cut on any Crown lands except under the provisions of a license, duly issued, unless he shall, within eighteen months from the date of cutting, remove such timber to a place of safety under his control.

CHAPTER 135.

Of the Export of Timber.

SECTION
1.-Pulpwood may be exported from Labrador;

conditions.
2.--Export duty thereon.
3.- Penalty for unlawful export.
4.-Pit props may be exported.
5.-Permission to export certain timber al-

ready cut.

SECTION
6.-Appointment of Timber Exportation

Board.
7.-Duties of Board to fix price, &c.
8.- Customs Officers not to permit export un-

til satisfied that price fixed has been

paid.
9.-Export duty on pit props.

1. Notwithstanding any provision in the Acts relating to Crown Lands or the cutting or exportation of timber contained, it shall be lawful for the Governor in Council to grant a license to any person to cut pulpwood on any Crown Lands in Labrador and to export the same, and to grant a license to any person, being the holder of a license to cut timber under any Act relating to Crown Lands, to export pulp-wood cut on any area in Labrador held under such license; such licenses shall be granted subject to the following conditions :

(1) The license shall continue in force for a period of ten years from

the fifth day of June A. D. 1915 and no longer.

(2) The licensee shall pay an export duty on any pulpwood export

ed of $1.00 per cord.

(3) The Governor in Council may prescribe the rate of wages to be

paid men employed by the licensee for the purpose of cutting and exporting such pulp-wood.

2. The duty of $1.00 per cord shall be paid at the port of entry at the time when such pulp-wood is being exported. No such export shall be permitted until such duty is paid.

3. Any person exporting pulp-wood without a license, or without entering the same for export, or without paying the export duty thereon, shall be liable to a penalty for any such offense of $5,000.00 and an amount equal to double the amount of the duty payable on any pulpwood so 'exported, to be recovered in a summary manner before a Stipendiary Magistrate.

4. Anything in any Act contained to the contrary notwithstanding, it shall be lawful for any person to export, on the usual export entry, to any place in the United Kingdom or in the Republic of France, any timber or lumber for pit props cut before the 31st day of December, 1917, or before the expiration of six months from the date on which His Majesty shall cause a Proclamation or Proclamations to issue, declaring that a state of war no longer exists between His Majesty and the countries with which hostilities are at present pending, whichever period shall be shorter. Provided that such person shall satisfy the Customs officer to whom he makes application for export entry that such timber or lumber was not cut on any part of that territory or area known as the three mile limit, nor on any territory or area upon which the cutting of timber for such purposes shall under the provisions of any Act have been prohibited by the Governor in Council, or if such timber or lumber was cut on the said area known as the three mile limit, that such timber or lumber was burnt timber when cut.

5. Anything in this Chapter or any other Act to the contrary notwithstanding, it shall be lawful for any person to export, on the usual export entry, to any place in the United Kingdom or in the Republic of France, any timber or lumber for pit props which shall, prior to the fifteenth day of April of the year 1916, have been cut on the said area known as the three mile limit.

6. The Governor in Council shall appoint a Board consisting of five members, who shall serve without pay or reward, and shall meet at such times and places as they deem desirable, of whom a majority shall be a quorum. Such Board shall be known as the “Timber Exportation Board."

7. The duties of the said Board shall be to fix from time to time for different localities in this Colony a minimum price per cord to the cutter, which shall not be less than four dollars and fifty cents per cord for unrinded wood on the bank at tidal water, below which price it shall be unlawful for any person to purchase any timber or lumber for pit props intended to be exported from this Colony. Men employed on wages cutting pit props shall be paid at a rate of not less than thirty dollars per month, with board and lodging: Provided that nothing herein contained shall apply to any timber or lumber for pit props cut prior to the first day of May, 1916.

8. No Customs officer, after notice of the appointment of such

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