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An Act to amend “The Mining Act, 1893."

[Assented to, October 16th, 1895.] E it Enacted by the Governor of the Province of South Aus

tralia, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and House of Assembly of the said province, in this present Parliament assembled, as follows:

1. This Act may be cited as “ The Mining Act Amendment Act, Short titlo. 1895.”

2. Any person who shall at the date of the coming into operation Holders of lands on of this Act hold any lands under agreement for purchase of the whichuaalt lakes are same upon credit, or under any selector's, right of purchase, per- preferential right to a petual, or miscellaneous lease granted by or on behalf of the Crown salt lease of such upon which any salt lake is situated, shall have a preferential right to a lease under Part III., Division VII. of “The Mining Act, 1893,” of any portion of such lands not exceeding in area the amount prescribed by the regulations under the said Act, for the purpose of obtaining salt, such right to be exercised within two months from the giving of a notice to such person from the Minister requiring such person to exercise such preferential right.

3. Everything heretofore assumed to be done in relation to any Validity of past progold, mineral, or other claim under color of - The Mining Act, ceedings.

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1893,” and in respect of any lands which had not at the time but have since been proclaimed mineral lands, shall be valid as if such lands had at such time been proclaimed mineral lands.

In the name and on behalf of Her Majesty, I hereby assent to this Bill.

S. J. WAY, Lieutenant-Governor.

Adelaide: By authority, C. E. Bristow, Government Printer, North-terrace.

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An Act to amend the “Inscribed Stock Act, 1882," and The Public Purposes Loan Act, 1892.”

[Assented to, October 22nd, 1895.] BE E it Enacted by the Governor of the Province of South Aus

tralia, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and House of Assembly of the said province, in this present Parliament assembled, as follows:

1. This Act may be cited as “ The Inscription of Stock Amend- Short title and ment Act, 1895," and, except so far as inconsistent therewith, shall incorporation. be incorporated with the “ Înscribed Stock Act of 1882.”

INSCRIPTION OF STOCK. 2. All South Australian stock heretofore or hereafter sold shall, Stock to be inscribed from and after the coming into operation of this Act, be inscribed General or in in the office of the Agent-General for South Australia in London or Treasury. in the Treasury in Adelaide.

3. The Governor shall appoint an officer to be Registrar of Registrars of Stock to Stock in the office of the Agent-General aforesaid in London and be appointed. an officer to be Registrar of Stock in the Treasury in Adelaide.

4. The Registrar of Stock in the office of the Agent-General Powers and duties of aforesaid shall have and exercise in England, and the Registrar of Registrars of Stock. Stock in the Treasury shall have and exercise in the said province, the following powers and duties, namely :1. To inscribe any stock heretofore or hereafter sold in the books

of such Registrar :

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The Inscription of Stock Amendment Act.—1895.

II. To effect the conversion of debentures into stock, and to

regulate transfers of stock : II. To pay interest on stock : iv. To issue stock certificates to bearer, and, as often as occasion

shall require, to re-inscribe stock certificates : v. To issue scrip for deposits on loans raised by the sale of stock: VI. And generally to conduct all business connected with the

inscription of stock.

Imperial Act to apply to stock inscribed in Adelaide.

5. So much of the provisions of an Act of the Imperial Parliament, 40 and 41, Victoria, Chapter 59, intituled “ The Colonial Stock Act, 1877," as is contained in the Schedule hereto shall apply to all stock inscribed in the Treasury in Adelaide.

Without power of redemption.

6. Any inscribed stock may, if so desired by the Treasurer, be sold and issued without power of redemption by instalments.

Regulations.

REGULATIONS AND OFFENCES. 7. The Governor may, by Proclamation in the Government Gazette, make, alter, or rescind such regulations as he may deem necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Act, and all such regulations shall be laid before Parliament within fourteen days after the publication thereof if Parliament be then sitting, and if Parliament be not then sitting within fourteen days after the commencement of the next Session thereof.

Forging stock.

8. Whosoever shall forge or counterfeit, or shall utter or put off, knowing the same to be forged or counterfeited, any stock certificate or coupon, or any document purporting to be a stock certificate or coupon, shall be guilty of felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding fourteen years with hard labor.

Falsely personating owner of stock.

9. Whosoever shall falsely and deceitfully personate any owner of any share or interest of or in any stock, or of any stock certificate or coupon, and shall thereby obtain or endeavor to obtain any stock certificate or coupon, or receive or endeavor to receive money due to such owner shall be guilty of felony, and, being convicted thereof, shall be liable to be imprisoned for any term not exceeding fourteen years with hard labor.

Engraving plates,
&c., without lawful
authority.

10. Whosoever without lawful authority or excuse, the proof whereof shall lie upon the party accused, shall engrave or make upon any plate, wood, stone, or other material, any stock certificate or coupon, or anything purporting to be a stock certificate or coupon, or to be a part of any such stock certificate or coupon, and whether in blank or filled up, or shall use any plate, wood, stone, or other material for the making or printing of any such stock certi

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