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if living: Provided that where the only persons entitled are children of deceased children of the mother, they shall take per capita.

“126. The estate of a woman dying intestate shall be distributed in the same proportions and in the same manner as the estate of a man so dying, the word 'husband' being substituted for 'widow,' the word 'her' for ' his,' the word 'she' for 'he,' and the word 'her' for him,' where such words respectively occur in sections 112 to 117 and sections 120 and 125.

127. (1.) If a wife has left her husband and is living in adultery at the time of his death, she shall take no part of her husband's estate.

"(2.) If a husband has left his wife and is living in adultery at the time of her death, he shall take no part of his wife's estate.

“128. This Part shall be so interpreted and construed as to effect the general purpose of making uniform the law of those Provinces which enact identical or substantially the same provisions.”

Desertion and adultery.

Uniform construction.

Repeal of
Dower Act."

5. The “ Dower Act," being chapter 71 of the “ Revised Statutes of British Columbia, 1924,” is repealed.

Commencement of s. 4.

6. The amendments of said chapter 5 enacted by section 4 shall come into force on the first day of May, 1926.

VICTORIA. B.C. :
Printed by CHARLES F. BANFIELD, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.

1925.

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[Assented to 19th December, 1925.] IS MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the

Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:

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1. This Act may be cited as the “ Animals Act Amendment Act, Short title. 1925."

2. Section 13 of the “ Animals Act,” being chapter 11 of the Amends s. 13. “Revised Statutes of British Columbia, 1924," is amended by adding thereto the following subsection

“(2.) It shall be lawful for any Provincial police officer or constable or for any bona fide settler or resident of the Province to arrest, detain, and keep, in like manner as aforesaid, any stallion or bull which he finds running at large contrary to the provisions of section 3 or any Proclamation in force thereunder, or which he finds running at large upon any Crown range or unfenced lands of private owners contrary to the provisions of the Grazing Act' or the regulations made thereunder.”

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3. Section 15 of said chapter 11 is amended by adding thereto the Amends s. 15. following subsection :

“(2.) Where at any sale held under subsection (1) no bid is received for the impounded animal to be sold, the person making the arrest may sell it at private sale; and if in the opinion of the person making the arrest it is impossible to dispose of such animal for valuable consideration, he may destroy or cause such animal to be destroyed or otherwise disposed of.”

4. Section 18 of said chapter 11 is amended by inserting before Amends s. 18. the word “horses,” in the first line, the words “cattle or.”

Enacts s. 18A.

5. Said chapter 11 is amended by inserting therein the following as section 180:

“ 18A. (1.) On the written request of the Minister of Lands or of a live-stock association approved in respect of a grazing district under the provisions of the “Grazing Act,' accompanied by proof of the publication of a notice as provided by section 4a of that Act, any Government Agent may issue to any person named in the request a licence authorizing him during the period stated in the notice to shoot all horses found running at large on any Crown range within the grazing district, or within such portion of the grazing district as is defined in the notice, whether the horses are branded or unbranded.

“(2.) Every licence issued under this section shall be subject to such conditions as the Government Agent, on the direction of the Minister of Lands, may endorse thereon."

VICTORIA, B.C. :
Printed by CHARLES F. BANFIELD, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.

1925.

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[Assented to 19th December, 1925.] IS MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the

Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Columbia, enacts as follows:

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1. This Act may be cited as the “ Architects Act Amendment Act, Short title. 1925.”

2. Section 3 of the “ Architects Act,” being chapter 14 of the Amends s. 3. “Revised Statutes of British Columbia, 1924,” is amended by adding the following subsection :

“(3.) No plan or specification for any building or alteration required by this Act to be made under the supervision of a registered architect or by any one registered as a professional engineer under the ‘Engineering Act' shall be passed, approved, or accepted by any Municipal Council in the Province, or by any official empowered by any Municipal Council to approve, pass, or accept any plans or specifications, unless and until the said plans and specifications have been duly signed and sealed by an architect registered under this Act, or by any one registered as a professional engineer under the 'Engineering Act.'”

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3. Section 7 of said chapter 14 is amended by striking out the Amends s. 7. word “five" in the first line thereof, and substituting therefor the word seven.”

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4. Said chapter 14 is amended by inserting after section 26 Enacts s. 26A. thereof the following section

“26a. Any entry in the register proved to the satisfaction of the Council to have been fraudulently or incorrectly made may be erased from the register by an order of the Council.”

Amends s. 31.

5. Section 31 of said chapter 14 is amended by striking out the words “ entitled to practise as an architect under this Act” in the sixth line of subsection (1), and substituting therefor the words “ an architect; but where a person is registered as a professional engineer under the Engineering Act' nothing in this subsection shall apply to him in respect of the practice by him of professional engineering or in respect of the doing by him of anything mentioned in subsection (7) of section 32."

VICTORIA, B.O. :
Printed by CHARLES F. BANFIELD, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.

1925.

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