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of trustees to borrow the said sum pursuant to the said Ordinance then debentures of the said school district will be issued payable to the bearer in

equal consecutive annual instalments with interest at per centum per annum and shall be executed by the chairman and one member of this board of trustees.

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FORM N.
(Section 198.)

PUBLIC NOTICE.
By the trustees of the (give full corporate name of school

district). Whereas it is deemed expedient by the trustees of the (give full name of the school district) that the sum of dollars should be borrowed on the security of the said school district by the issue of debentures repayable to the bearer in equal consecutive annual instalments from the issue thereof with interest at the rate of per centum per annum for the following purposes namely:

Therefore notice is hereby given by the trustees of the said district that a poll will be opened by the undersigned chairman of the said trustees at the

the

1 at the hour of ten o'clock a.m. and will continue

open

until four o'clock p.m. of the same day when the votes of those duly qualified to vote thereon will be taken for or against raising the said sum of

dollars by way of a loan on the security of the said school district as hereinbefore set forth.

The qualification of voters is expressed in the following oath or affirmation which persons desiring to vote must take if required : “I A B. do solemnly swear that I am a bona fide ratepayer of the (name of school district); that I am of the full age of twenty one years; that I am not an unenfranchised Indian ; that I have paid all taxes due by me to the said school district: that I have not voted before at this election and have not received any reward either directly or indirectly nor have I any hope of receiving any reward for voting at this time and place.”

Of which all persons interested are hereby notified and are required to govern themselves accordingly.

Chairman.

Trustees.

Dated at this

day of

1

FORM 0.

(Section 205.)

I the undersigned justice of the peace in and for the NorthWest Territories having received the poll book used to record the votes taken at the meeting held in the (give name of school district in full) on the

1 in connection with the issue of debentures on the security of the said district and having heard all complaints relative to the conduct of the voting beg leave to submit the following return of the votes :

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CHAPTER 76.
An Ordinance respecting the Marking and Inspection

of Stock.

THE
HE Lieutenant Governor by and with the advice and con-

sent of the Legislative Assembly of the Territories enacts as follows:

SHORT TITLE.

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1. This Ordinance may be cited as The Brand Ordinance." No. 23 of 1897, s. 1.

INTERPRETATION.

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Interpretation 2. In this Ordinance unless the context otherwise requiresDepartment 1. The expression “ department” means the department of

agriculture;

2. The expression “minister" means the member of the executive council to whom is assigned from time to time the

duty of administering the department of agriculture : Horse" 3. The expression " horse” means any horse, mare, gelding,

colt or filly, ass or mule ;

4. The expression “ cattle” means any bull, cow, ox, heifer, steer or calf;

5. The expression “stock” means any horse or head of cattle; "Owner"

6. The expression“ owner" means the owner jointly or in severalty of any brand recorded under this Ordinance or the

authorised agent of such owner; “Proprietor" 7. The expression “ proprietor” means the owner or pro

prietor jointly or in severalty of any stock or the authorised agent of such proprietor ;

8. The expression “brand” means any letter, sign, character or numeral recorded as allotted to any owner and the permanent impression of any letter, sign, character or numeral placed up

on any stock under the provisions of this Ordinance; Vent"

9. The expression “ vent" means
(a) In the case of any re-allotted brand any vent recorded

prior to the first day of March, 1898 and re-allotted
or where no vent has been re-allotted the second per-
manent impression of the re-allotted brand placed up-

on the same side of any stock as the original brand; (6) In the case of any three-character brand recorded since

the first day of March 1898, either the second permanent impression thereof placed upon the same side of any stock as the original brand which may be reduced in size to one half the size of the original brand or an impression of the first sign, character, letter or figure of such brand placed horizontally below the brand ;

"Brand"

any such vent denoting the fact of the proprietory rights in such stock having passed from the owner to some other person;

10. The expression “record” means the book kept by the “Record” recorder in pursuance of this Ordinance in which a description of every brand is recorded as such brand is allotted to any

No. 23 of 1897, s. 2; No. 31 of 1898, s. 2.

owner.

BRANDS, THEIR NATURE, OWNERSHIP, USE AND SIGNIFICANCE.

3. All brands recorded under the provisions of any Ordi- Cancellation nance prior to the first day of March 1898 are declared on and of brands after the first day of July, 1898, to have been cancelled as recorded brands. No. 23 of 1897, s. 3.

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4. Any brand or mark recorded under the provisions of the Allotment of Ordinances in that behalf prior to the first day of March, 1898, existing of

or or in actual use before that date which for any reason satisfactory to the minister has not been recorded under the

provisions of this Ordinance may (with the approval of the minister) be allotted to the owner thereof if application for such allotment is received by the recorder on or prior to the thirtieth day of June, 1899 ; otherwise every brand that is under this Ordinance allotted (except for horses) shall consist of not more nor less than two letters and one numeral or of two signs or characters and one numeral representing running or consecutive numbers; and the shape and pattern of such letters, signs or characters and of such nuinerals as aforesaid and the arrangement of such letters, signs or characters and numerals as aforesaid shall be fixed and determined by the minister in such positions as the minister may decide. No. 23 of 1897, s. 4 ; No. 31 of 1898, s. 3.

5. Upon the allotment and record of

any brand to any owner Exclusive or transferee under the provisions of

this Ordinance such right to brand owner or transferee shall have the exclusive right to the use of such brand and the presence of a recorded brand on any stock shall be prima facie evidence of the ownership of such animal by the owner of such brand. No. 23 of 1897, s. 5.

6. One brand for horses and one brand for cattle and no one brand for more shall be allotted to each owner. No. 23 of 1897, s. 6.

one for cattle

horses and

RECORD OF BRANDS.

7. The Lieutenant Governor in Council may appoint a re- Recorder of corder of brands who shall in every way be subject to the di- brands rection of the ininister. No. 23 of 1897, s. 9.

8. The recorder shall keep a record of all brands allotted Record

of brands under this Ordinance. No. 23 of 1897, s. 10.

for allotment

9. Any person requiring the allotment to him of a brand App:ication shall make application to the recorder therefor accompanied by of brand the fee prescribed in the tariff of fees appended hereto.

(2) Each application shall be limited to a brand for cattle or a brand for horses. No. 31 of 1898, s. 5.

Allotment of brand

10. Upon being satisfied that the application is in conformity with the provisions of this Ordinance the recorder shall allot to such applicant in the order in which his application is received the first brand which may be alloted under the provisions of this Ordinance and shall record the said brand to such applicant accordingly and the recorder shall also mark upon the said application a facsimile of the brand allotted to such applicant. No. 23 of 1897, s. 12.

Certificate of record of brand

11. Upon the recording of any brand as aforesaid the recorder shall deliver or transmit to the applicant to whom such brand is allotted a certificate of the record thereof; and the production of any certificate purporting to be a certificate signed by the recorder under the provisions of this section in any court shall be prima facie evidence of the ownership of such brand without any further proof of signature. No. 23 of 1897, s. 13.

Publication of recorded brands

12. The minister may at such times and in such manner as to him may seem desirable publish a complete list of the brands recorded under this Ordinance and may make a reasonable charge for the volume containing the same. No. 31 of 1898, s. 6.

TRANSFERS.

Transfer of brands

13. Any person wishing to transfer the right to any brand recorded under the provisions of this Ordinance shall make and sign in the presence of any person empowered to administer oaths for use in the Supreme Court of the Territories a memorandum in form A in the schedule hereto and shall transmit the same to the recorder with the certificate of the record issued by the recorder and the fees chargeable on such transfer as set forth in the tariff of fees appended hereto; and the recorder shall upon the receipt of such memorandum, certificate and fees make an entry opposite to the original record of the allotment setting forth the fact of such transfer of such brand to the transferee; and such transferee shall thereafter be deemed to be the person having the exclusive right to use such brand. No. 23 of 1897, s. 16; No. 31 of 1898, s. 7.

14. Upon every transfer of any stock marked with the recorded brand of the transferror the transferror shall vent the stock so transferred unless such transfer also includes the brand with which such stock is marked :

Provided however that any transferee taking possession of any stock for the purpose of slaughtering or shipping such stock out of the Territories may waive his right to claim that such stock shall be branded with a vent mark, but in such case the transferror shall give to the transferee a statement in form B in the schedule hereto which shall be accepted as evidence of the transfer of such stock wherever such evidence may be required for the space of thirty days from the date on which

Vent of transferred stock

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