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such stateinent purports to have been made. No. 23 of 1897, s. 17.

INSPECTORS OF STOCK.

THEIR DUTIES AND FEES.

15. The Minister may from time to time appoint such per- Inspectors sons as he may think fit to be inspectors of stock ; and notifi- of brands cation of every such appointment published in the official gazette shall be evidence thereof. No. 23 of 1897, s. 19.

16. It shall be the duty of every inspector of stock to keep Puties of a full, clear and correct record of every head of stock inspected inspectors or hide punched by him and in every way possible to take such action as shall tend to the proper carrying out of all the provisions of this Ordinance. No. 23 of 1897, s. 20; No. 31 of 1898, s. 9.

17. Every inspector of stock after performing any of the Certificate of duties of his office and upon tender of the proper fees therefor inspection shall furnish a certificate of such inspection to any person requiring the same and the production of any certificate purporting to be a certificate signed by an inspector of stock under the provisions of this section in any court shall be prima facie evidence of such inspection without any further proof of signature. No. 23 of 1897, s. 21 ; No. 31 of 1898, s. 9.

18. The inspector of stock shall be entitled to a fee of ten Fees to cents for every hide punched and recorded by him to be paid by

inspector the person producing the same for record; and to a fee of five cents for every animal the brands on which are recorded by him under the provisions of section 21 of this Ordinance to be paid by the person required to have the same done ; and the said fee shall be paid to the inspector of stock before any certificate of the inspection and record is given by him. No. 23 of 1897, s. 28; No. 31 of 1898, s. 9.

MISCELLANEOUS.

must be obtained

19. No person shall place any head of stock in any railway Certificate car in any part of the Territories for shipment out of the Territories without first obtaining a certificate from an inspector Shipment of stock setting forth that he has made an inspection of such of stock stock and recorded the sex, brands and marks of every head of such stock; and at any prosecution for contravening the provisions of this section the onus of proof that an inspection has been made as required by this section shall be upon the person whose duty it is to have such inspection made :

Provided that the minister may direct that the provisions of this section shall not apply within any particular area or at any point or points during any period named by him and he may revoke or vary any such direction. No. 23 of 1897, s. 22;

, No. 31 of 1898, ss. 9, 10.

20. Every butcher engaged in slaughtering cattle shall keep Butcher to a record of all cattle so slaughtered naming therein the person

keep record

cattle

of slaughtered from whom purchased, his place of residence, and the age, sex,

brands (if any) and marks of all such cattle, which record shall at all times be open to the inspection of the public. No. 23 of 1897, s. 23.

Inspection of

21. Every butcher slaughtering cattle shall keep the hides hides of cattle of such cattle at his place of slaughtering for a period of not less by butcher

than seven days; and such hides shall be open to the inspection of the public and no hide shall be sold or disposed of in any manner until an inspection of such hide and a record of the brands thereon has been made by an inspector of stock who shall thereafter punch the hide and furnish a certificate of such inspection and record. No. 23 of 1897, s. 24; No. 31 of 1898,

S. 9.

a

Inspection of 22. Every person other than a butcher who slaughters any hides of cattle slaughtered

head of cattle for beef shall exhibit the hide of such animal at person other the time and place the beef is offered for sale ; and before such than buteher beef is offered for sale the hide shall be punched and a record

of the brands (if any) thereon made by an inspector of stock. No. 23 of 1897, s. 25; No. 31 of 1898, s. 9.

Inspection of

for home consumption

23. Every person other than a butcher who slaughters any hides of cattle head of cattle for home consumption shall keep the hide of

such cattle so slaughtered intact for a period of sixty days subject to the inspection of the public:

Provided always that such hide may at any time before the expiration of the said period be sold to any person required by this Ordinance to keep a record of hides purchased by him. No. 23 of 1897, s. 26.

Purchaser of hides to keep record

24. Every purchaser of hides shall keep a record of all hides of cattle purchased by him which record shall state

(a) The date of each such purchase ;
(6) The name of the person from whom purchased;
(c) His place of residence :
(d) All brands and marks on such hides specifying dis-

tinctly whether the brands are vented or not;
which record shall at all times be open to the inspection of the
public. No. 23 of 1897, s. 27.

25. No person other than the owner of such animal or his agent or employee shall remove the hide from the carcase of any cattle found dead. No. 23 of 1897, s. 29.

Owner only to remove hide from dead cattle

Officers to make returns and furnish information

26. Every officer appointed under the provisions of this Ordinance shall on or before the fifteenth day of January in each year make a return to the minister setting forth the fees and emoluments received under this Ordinance for the calendar year next preceding and shall at all times furnish to the minister on demand therefor any information he may require in connection with such office. No. 23 of 1897, s. 30.

PENALTIES.

27. Any person disobeying or contravening any of the fro- Penalty for visions of this Ordinance (excepting such as are provided for of Ordinance in the next succeeding section) shall be guilty of an offence and on summary conviction thereof shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding $100. No. 23 of 1897, s. 17.

OFFENCES AND PENALTIES.

28. Any person who— (a) Brands or directs, aids or assists to brand any stock Offences and with a brand which shall not have been recorded un

penalties der the provisions of this Ordinance; (6) Brands or causes, directs or permits to be branded with his own brand

any

stock of which he is not the ow-
ner, without the authority of the owner ;
(c) Blotches, defaces or otherwise renders illegible or alters

any brand or mark upon stock or directs, causes or
permits any such brand or mark to be blotched, de-

faced or otherwise rendered illegible or altered :
shall be guilty of an offence and on summary conviction there-
of before a justice of the peace liable to a penalty not exceed-
ing the sum of $200. No. 23 of 1897, s. 18; No. 31 of 1898, s. 8.

SCHEDULE.

FORM A.

MEMORANDUM OF TRANSFER.

To the recorder of brands :

I (or we) being the recorded owner of the brand mentioned in the margin hereof having transferred the same to

do hereby request that you will make the necessary transfer to

of such brand in your record and

enclose herewith the sum of $1 as the authorised fee on such transfer. Dated this

A.D. 1

day of

Owner.

Transferee.

Witness :

FORM B.

To all whom the same may

in
any

wise concern : Take notice that I have this day sold (numbers and description of animals sold) to (name of person.)

(Signature.) Dated at this

day of

1

TARIFF OF FEES.

On application for re-allottment of brand already recorded....

nil On application for re-allottment of brand.

$100 On every transfer of a recorded brand

1 00

CHAPTER 77.

An Ordinance respecting Fences.

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

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

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2. No action for damages caused by domestic animals shall Absence of be maintained nor shall domestic animals be liable to be dis- lawful fence trained for causing damage to property unless the same is surrounded by a lawful fence. No. 26 of 1891-92, s. 1; No. 38 of 1897, s. 56 (2).

defined

3. Unless in this Ordinance otherwise provided any of the Lawful fence fences in this section described shall be deemed a lawful fence:

1. North of the range of townships numbered 30 any sub-
stantial fence four feet six inches high if it consists-
(a) Of rails or boards the lower one not more than one

foot from the ground the others not more than six
inches apart except the top one which may be eight

inches from the next lower rail;
(6) Of upright posts or boards not more than six inches

apart;
(c) Of barbed wire and a substantial rail on the top the

wires to be not less than two in number and the lower

one not more than twenty inches from the ground;
(d) Of common wire and a substantial rail on the top the

wires to be not less than four in number or more than

one foot apart: Provided that any person who erects or has on his premises a wire fence without a securely fastened and substantial top rail throughout its whole length shall be guilty of an offence and upon summary conviction thereof before a justice of the peace be liable to a penalty not exceeding $100 and costs in addition to the amount of damages for which he may otherwise be liable;

2. In that portion of the provisional district of Alberta lying
south of townships numbered 47 (in addition to any other law-
ful fence) the following:
Any fence of three or more wires barbed or plain on posts

not more than thirty-five feet apart the wires being
stapled to droppers not less than five feet in height

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