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V amended.

23. Section 8 of Part 5 of said Ordinance is hereby Section 8 part amended by striking out the words "first publication of the list where they occur in the second line, and substituting the words "last publication as hereinbefore provided" therefor..

V amended.

24. Section 10 of Part 5 of said Ordinance is hereby Section 10 part amended by striking out the words "If at any time appointed for the sale of lands no bidders appear."

V amended.

25. Section 31, Part 5, is hereby amended by adding Section 31 part the following words:

"The provisions of this Section and of Section 24 next preceding, are hereby declared applicable only to lands for which certificates of title have not been granted."


26. Section 25 of Part 6 of said Ordinance is hereby Section 25 part amended by striking out the word "three" where it occurs therein and substituting the word "two" therefor.

Section 21 part

27. Section 21 of Part 8 of said Ordinance is hereby VIII amended amended by striking out the word "in" when it occurs in the third line thereof and by striking out the words "or in the right of my wife" where they occur in the form of declaration in said section.

X repealed.

28. Form L of Part 10 of said Ordinance is hereby Form L of part repealed and the following substituted therefor :

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hereby in consideration of the sum of
me by E. F. (insert addition) transfer to the said E.F. all that

do paid to

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piece of land being (here insert a sufficient description of the land and refer to the certificate of title)

Section 39 part
I amended.

Treasurer's summission.

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29. Section 39 of Part 3 is hereby amended by adding the following sub-clause (a) :—

(a) The treasurer shall be entitled to receive a commission of 2 per cent. on all moneys paid him on account of arrears of taxes, and shall be collected from the party paying the arrears of taxes at the time. Said commission shall not apply or be chargeable where lands may be advertised for sale, or sold by him for arrears of taxes.

NO. 26 OF 1895.


(Assented to 30th September, 1895.)


The Lieutenant-Governor, by and with the advice Ordinances and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Territories, enacts as follows:

R.O. 1888 and

1. Chapter 36 of The Revised Ordinances, 1888 and Chapter 36 Ordinance No. 17 of 1893, amending the said Ordi- Ordinance No. nance are hereby repealed.

17, 1893,

more than one

2. Every contract or hire of personal service shall Contracts for be subject to the provisions of this Ordinance, and if year to be in such contract is for any period more than one year it writing shall be in writing and signed by the contracting parties.

of drunken

absence from


3. Any person engaged, bound, or hired, whether as Servant guilty clerk, journeyman, apprentice, servant, laborer, or ness or otherwise howsoever guilty of drunkenness, or by service liable absenting himself by day or night without leave from to fine and his proper service or employment, or of refusing or neglecting to perform his just duties or to obey the lawful commands of his master, or of dissipating his employer's property or effects shall be deemed guilty of a violation of his contract, and upon being convicted of one or more of the said violations in a summary way before a Justice or Justices of the Peace or police magistrate, forfeit and pay such sum of money not exceeding $30, as to the said justice or justices or magistrate seems meet, together with costs of prosecution, and in default of payment thereof forthwith be

Non-payment of wages

imprisoned for any period not exceeding one month unless the fine imposed and costs together with the costs of commitment and conveying such person convicted to the place of imprisonment be sooner paid.

4. Any one or more of the justices or police magistrates upon oath of any employee, servant, or laborer, against his or her master or employer concerning any non-payment of wages (not exceeding two months' wages, the same having been first demanded) ill-usage or improper dismissal by his or her master or employer may summon the master or employer to appear before him or them at a reasonable time to be stated in the summons and he or they or some other justice or justices shall upon proof on oath of the personal service of the summons examine into the matter of the

complaint whether the master or employer appears or not and upon due proof of the cause of complaint the justice or justices or police magistrate may discharge the servant or laborer from the service or employment of the master and may direct the payment to him or her of any wages found to be due (not exceeding two months' wages as aforesaid) and the justice or justices or police magistrate shall make such order for and penalty payment of the said wages as to him or them seems just and reasonable with costs, and in case of non-payment of the same together with the costs for the space of five days after such order has been made the justice or justices or police magistrate shall issue his or their warrant of distress for the levying of the wages together with the costs of conviction and of the distress.



limited to

5. Proceedings may be taken under this Ordinance three months within three months after the engagement or employment has ceased or within three months after the last instalment of wages under the agreement of hiring has become due, whichever shall last happen

Ordinance to apply to Contracts

6. The provisions of this Ordinance shall be held to apply in the Territories to contracts and agreements

made outside made at any place outside the same.


7. On the trial of any complaint under this Orai- Evidence nance the complainant and accused shall be admitted to give evidence.


8. Nothing in this Ordinance shall in any wise cur- Civil remedy tail, abridge, or defeat in civil or other remedy for the recovery of wages or damages which employers or masters may have against servants or employees or which servants or employees may have against their masters or employers.

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