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The Fertilisers Act Amendment Act.--1898.

ninety-nine, or within thirty days after the date of his commencing to carry on business as such manufacturer, importer, or dealer, give notice in writing to an Inspector, at the office of the Minister of Agriculture, in Adelaide, of his name and place of business, and of the names of all fertilisers manufactured, imported, or dealt in by him, and of the places where the same can be obtained; and any such person who shall fail to give such notice as required by this section shall be liable to a penalty of not exceeding Two Pounds per day for each day on which he shall so fail to give such notice.

Powers of Inspectors.

5. Inspectors of Fertilisers may in any part of South Australia, and Local Inspectors of Fertilisers may in their respective municipalities or districts, at any time in the daytime enter any manufactory, warehouse, store, shop, building, or place where any fertiliser is manufactured, kept, or exposed for sale, and demand and take samples of any such fertiliser.

Disposal of samples.

6. Three samples shall be taken in each case and marked, sealed, and fastened by the inspector, and they shall be disposed of as follows:

1. One may be utilised for analysis :
II. One shall be delivered to the person in charge of the

premises :
III. One shall be retained by the Inspector for future comparison.

Result of analysis to be published and sent to manufacturer.

7. The result of the analysis of all samples of fertilisers taken by any Inspector, together with the names and addresses of the vendors and the price at which such fertilisers are sold, may be published in the Journal of Agriculture, or in such manner as the Minister of Agriculture may direct, and a statement of the result of any analysis shall be sent by post forthwith to the manufacturer, importer, or dealer from whom the sample was taken.

Marks of identification to be stamped on bags, &c.

8. Every person who sells or offers for sale any fertiliser shall brand upon, or durably affix to, or cause to be branded upon or durably affixed to, every sack, barrel, case, or other package containing any portion of such fertiliser the name of the manufacturer or vendor, and a figure, word, trade mark, or trade description corresponding to the figure, word, trade mark, or trade description stated in the invoice.

Penalties.

9. Every person who sells any fertiliser in any quantity exceeding one hundredweight in weight who fails to deliver to the purchaser a proper invoice, or who fails to stamp upon or affix to every package of such fertiliser a mark of identification, as required by section 8 hereof, shall be guilty of an offence, and shall be liable, on summary conviction, for the first offence to a penalty of not exceeding Ten Pounds, and for the second or any subsequent offence to a penalty of not exceeding Twenty-five Pounds.

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inserted in invoice.

10. No invoice shall suffice for the purposes of this Act unless it Particulars to be shall state1. The names in full, and the place or places of business of the

manufacturer and vendor of such fertiliser, if manufactured
within South Australia; and if imported, or if such
fertiliser is not a manufactured article, then the name and

place of business of the vendor:
11. The figure, word, trade mark, or trade description which is

to be stamped upon or affixed to every sack, barrel, case,
or other package containing any portion of such fertiliser

sold to the purchaser.
II. In the case of “ artificial manure," the percentage of soluble

phosphate of lime, of insoluble phosphate of lime, and of

nitrogen, or its equivalent as ammonia : iv. In the case of “ bone dust,” or “bone meal,” the percentage

of tribasic phosphate of lime and of ammonia : v. In the case of “ nitrate of soda,” the guaranteed percentage

of pure nitrate of soda : vi. In the case of " mineral superphosphates,” the guaranteed

percentage of soluble phosphate of lime: vi. In the case of “sulphate of ammonia," the guaranteed per

centage of ammonia : vii. In the case of “ guanos and mineral manures,” the guaranteed

percentage of the various phosphates, and their calculated

equivalents as phosphate of lime and of ammonia :
ix. In the case of “ muriate of potash,” the guaranteed percentage

of
pure

muriate of potash:
x. In the case of “ kainit,” the guaranteed percentage of sulphate

of potash : X1. In the case of " basic slag," the guaranteed percentage of the

various phosphates and their calculated equivalents as basic

phosphate of lime:
XII. The value per unit per ton the vendor attaches to each con-

stituent of such fertiliser, such unit value to be the basis of
valuation.

ll. In addition to the persons referred to in the principal Act, Inspector may instiany Inspector may institute proceedings under this Act.

tute proceedings.

12. The Schedule to the Fertilisers Act, 602 of 1894, is hereby Repeal of Schedule to repealed and the Schedule hereto is substituted in lieu thereof.

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

S. J. WAY, Lieutenant-Governor.

SCHEDULE.

The Fertilisers Act Amendment Act.—1898.

SCHEDULE.

“Fertilisers Act Amendment Act, 1898.”

FORM OF CERTIFICATE BY ANALYST.
I, the undersigned, official analyst, do hereby certify that, on the

day of

18 , I received a sample labelled [here state name of fertiliser and of the manufacturer or importer, his place of business, trade mark, or figure (if any)], for analysis, the result of which is as follows, viz. :

Nitrogen.
In organic form-
As nitrates

per cent.
As ammonia

per cent.

Phosphoric Acid.
(a) Soluble in water ...
(6) Soluble in ammonium citrate
(c) Soluble in acids
(d) Insoluble

Total phosphoric acid

per cent.

Potash.— In readily soluble form.

[Observations. ]

As witness my hand this

day of

, 18

Adelaide : By authority, C. E. BRISTOW, Government Printer, North Terrace.

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An Act to amend “The Northern Territory Gold Mining

Act” of 1873, and “The Northern Territory
Gold Mining Amendment Act, 1895."

[Assented to, December 23rd, 1898.]
HEREAS it is expedient to amend the laws relating to gold Preamble.

mining in the Northern Territory-Be it therefore Enacted by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Parliament of South Australia, as follows:

1. Every application for forfeiture of a gold mining lease made in Applicant for foraccordance with sections 14 and 15 of " The Northern Territory feiture to deposit Gold Mining Amendment Act, 1895,” shall be accompanied by a deposit of the sum of Ten Pounds, and such deposit or any part thereof may be awarded to the defendant if the warden decides that there were no reasonable grounds for the application.

2. Section 19 of “ The Northern Territory Gold Mining Amend- Amendment of section ment Act, 1895,” is hereby amended by striking out all the words 19, Act No. 628, 1896. after the word “exemption " in the fourth line of the said section.

3. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in “ The Certified plans unneNorthern Territory Gold Mining Act” of 1873, it shall be lawful cessary in some cases. for any warden to receive applications for gold mining leases without plans prepared by licensed surveyors in cases where, in the warden's opinion, great difficulty exists in procuring such plans ; but no lease shall be granted until a plan of the land included in such lease, certified by a licensed surveyor, has been deposited with the warden.

4. Applications

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Protection for twelve months from date of application.

4. Applications for leases under the preceding section shall be entered by the warden in a book to be kept by him for that purpose, and the applicants shall be protected for twelve months from the date of the granting of such application so long as they comply with the provisions of the said Act and regulations thereunder as to the erection of posts defining the boundaries of lease and the employment of labor upon gold mining leases.

Short title and incor. poration.

5. This Act may be cited as “ The Northern Territory Gold Mining Amendment Act, 1898,” and shall be incorporated and read as one with “ The Northern Territory Gold Mining Act” of 1873, and “ The Northern Territory Gold Mining Amendment Act, 1895."

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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