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Advances

Fees

Administration of estates

wan of persons detained in Alberta and Manitoba

be entitled to such letters in priority to the next of kin of the deceased or any other person interested in the deceased's estate; but the administrator shall not be required to give security. R.S.S. 1920, c. 159, s. 18.

POWERS OF LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR IN COUNCIL.

19. The Lieutenant Governor in Council may upon recommendation of the Provincial Treasurer, authorise the Provincial Treasurer to advance to the administrator from time to time, by way of temporary loan from the consolidated fund of the province, such sums of money for such period and upon such terms and conditions as are deemed requisite for the advantageous administration of any estate in his hands. R.S.S. 1920, c. 159, s. 20.

20. (1) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may make regulations for determining what fees shall be charged for the administration of the estates of mentally incompetent persons under this Act, for allowing interest on the moneys of such estates when in the hands of the administrator, and generally for all or any matters connected with the conduct of the administration not specifically provided for by this Act.

(2) All fees received by the administrator shall form part of the consolidated fund of the province. R.S.S. 1920, c. 159, s. 21. amended.

21.-(1) The Lieutenant Governor in Council may in Saskatche- appoint the Administrator of Lunatics' Estates of the Province of Alberta to be administrator of the estate in this province of any person who is detained in an asylum or other provincial institution in Alberta, and he may appoint the Administrator of Estates of Insane Persons for the Province of Manitoba to be administrator of the estate in this province of any person who is detained in a public asylum in Manitoba; and an order in council making such an appointment of either of the above mentioned officials shall be conclusive proof that all conditions precedent necessary to the appointment have been fulfilled.

(2) The appointee under an order in council issued under subsection (1) shall possess the same rights, powers, privileges and immunities as are conferred by this Act upon the Administrator of Estates of the Mentally Incompetent for Saskatchewan, and he shall be subject to the same obligations and shall perform the same duties; the provisions of this Act shall apply to him with the necessary modifications in the same manner as to the Administrator of Estates of the Mentally Incompetent for Saskatchewan, and all courts, court officials and registrars of land titles shall be bound by the order in council appointing him in

the same manner and to the same extent as they are bound by an order in council appointing the Administrator of Estates of the Mentally Incompetent for Saskatchewan to be committee of an estate under this Act.

(3) The certificate required to be produced under the provisions of section 10 shall be sufficiently signed if purporting to be signed by the Attorney General or the Minister of Public Works for the Province of Manitoba or the Attorney General or Provincial Treasurer of Alberta, as the case may be, or by a minister acting for or in the place of any of such ministers.

(4) Section 22 shall not apply to an administrator appointed under this section. R.S.S. 1920, c. 159, s. 22, amended.

GENERAL.

and report

22. (1) The Provincial Auditor shall make an Annual audit annual audit of the books, accounts and vouchers of the said administrator.

(2) The Provincial Treasurer shall lay before the Legislature within fifteen days of the opening of the session in each year the report of the auditor upon the administrator's accounts.

(3) The administrator shall pay the Provincial Treasurer for the audit of his accounts such fees as may be determined by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, and may be allowed the same as expenses necessarily incurred on behalf of the estate. R.S.S. 1920, c. 159, s. 23.

change of

23.—(1) It is hereby declared that the change in the Affect of title of the Administrator of Lunatics' Estates to Adminis- name trator of Estates of the Mentally Incompetent, made by this Act, shall not affect any rights, powers, duties, or obligations of the said officer, or render defective any action or other proceeding by or against him at law or any proceeding in the land titles office but that actions or proceedings that might have been continued or commenced by or against him in his former name of office may be continued by or against him in his new name.

(2) Property, real and personal, held by the Administrator of Lunatics' Estates at the date when this Act comes into force shall continue to be vested in that officer by the name Administrator of Estates of the Mentally Incompetent; and all certificates of title, transfers, agreements, mortgages, leases, discharges, bills of sale, chattel mortgages and other instruments of any nature or kind whatsoever in any way affecting the title thereto, in which the Administrator of Lunatics' Estates is mentioned, shall be read and construed as if the name

Rev. Stat.

c. 159, repealed

Administrator of Estates of the Mentally Incompetent were substituted therefor.

(3) Orders in council and regulations heretofore made affecting the Administrator of Lunatics' Estates shall continue to apply to the Administrator of Estates of the Mentally Incompetent. New.

24. The Administrator of Lunatics' Estates Act is hereby repealed.

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CHAPTER 66

An Act to amend The Drainage Act.

[Assented to February 3, 1922.]

IS Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the
Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, enacts as

follows:

1. The Drainage Act is amended in the manner herein- Rev. Stat. after set forth.

c. 161

2. (1) Subsection (1) of section 41 is amended by Section 41 inserting after the expression "(3)" at the beginning of amended the second line the expression "(3a)."

(2) The following subsection is inserted between subsections (3) and (4) of the said section 41, namely:

"(3a) An owner may, with the consent of the Provincial Treasurer, at any time after debentures have been issued, upon furnishing satisfactory evidence that no portion of the amount assessed against his land remains overdue and unpaid, pay to the Provincial Treasurer such sum as will, in the opinion of the treasurer, provide for the annual interest and sinking fund charges upon the portion of the debenture debt represented by the assessments which have not yet fallen due."

(3) Subsection (4) is amended by striking out the first four words of the first line and substituting "The minister shall, upon payment under subsection (3) or subsection (3a)."

3. Section 47 is amended by adding thereto the follow- Section 47, ing subsection:

"(4) On payment of all amounts assessed against any lot or parcel of land, the minister shall notify the registrar of land titles of such payment, and the registrar shall thereupon cancel the note mentioned in the preceding subsection."

amended

Short title

Interpretation

"Fire commissioner"

"Minister"

"Ferson"

"Regulations"

Persons selling

lightning rods

CHAPTER 67

An Act to regulate the Sale and Installation of

Lightning Rods.

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[Assented to February 9, 1922.]

IS Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan, enacts as follows:

1. This Act may be cited as The Lightning Rod Act. 1922.

2. In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, the expression:

1. "Fire commissioner" means the Fire Commissioner appointed under the provisions of The Fire Prevention Act and includes his deputy;

2. "Minister" means the member of the Executive Council to whom for the time being is assigned the administration of The Fire Prevention Act;

3. "Person" includes a firm;

4. "Regulations" means regulations made under the authority of this Act.

3. No person shall sell or offer for sale material or to be licensed apparatus intended to be used for the protection of buildings from damage by lightning, or instal such apparatus upon any building, unless authorised so to do by a license obtained from the Fire Commissioner under the provisions of this Act or of the regulations.

Conditions precedent to issue of

license

4. The applicant for a license shall file with the Fire Commissioner:

(a) notice of the place where his head office outside Saskatchewan, if any, is situated;

(b) notice of the place where the head office in Saskatchewan is to be situated, with the name of the chief agent;

(c)

a detailed description of the system employed in installing such material or apparatus;

(d) a form of guarantee agreement to be approved by the Fire Commissioner providing that in the event of damage by lightning to property rodded

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