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Inflammable Oils Act.—1908.

The nearest whole number to the result of this correction is to be taken as the corrected flashing point, and if the result is exactly midway between two whole rumbers the higher whole number is to be taken.

For example: Suppose an oil has an observed flashing point of 72, the barometer being 27.1 inches, then the difference between 30.0 inches and 27:1 inches is 2.9 inches. This result multiplied by 1.6 is 4:61, which has to be added to 72, making 76.64. The nearest whole number to this is 77° which is to be taken as the corrected flashing point, and if the testing had been commenced at or below 64° the true flashing point is 77° Fahrenheit.

Again : Suppose the observed flashing point of an oil to be 96° and the testing had been commenced at 87o and the barometer indicated 30.6 inches. The true flashing point of the oil is the nearest whole number to 96 minus the product of 0.6 multiplied by 1.6, that is 95° Fahrenheit.

The readings of the barometer are to be corrected readings, in accordance with the corrections applicable to the instrument in use. The instrument must be compared periodically with the standard barometer at the office of the Government Analyst, and regulated thereby.

VI. Application of the Test to Viscous Fluids or Preparations. If the flashing test has to be applied to substances of a viscous or semi-solid nature which cannot be poured (such as solutions of indiarubber in mineral naphtha), the mode of proceeding is as follows:

One fluid ounce or two tablespoonfuls of the substance to be tested is placed in the cup, and the cover is put on. The air chamber in the water bath is filled with water to a depth of 1}in., and the temperature of the water bath is raised to 90°. The cup is then put into the bath, and the temperature of the water bath maintained at 90° throughout the test. After the lapse of fifteen minutes the test flame is to be applied. If no flash occurs the heating is continued for another fifteen minutes, and the testflame again applied, and so on until a flash takes place, or the temperature in the cup has reached 90°, and so on.

The temperature at which a flash occurs is the observed flashing point of the substance, and, subject to correction for atmospheric pressure as herein before described, is the true flashing point.

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



A.D. 1908.

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No. 959.
An Act to amend the Constitution.

[Assented to, December 2nd, 1908.]
P E it Enacted by the Governor of the State of South Australia,

D with the advice and consent of the Parliament thereof, as follows:


1. This Act may be cited as “ The Constitution Amendment Act, Short title and 1908,” and shall be incorporated with, and, so far as consistent with incorporation. the tenor thereof, shall be construed as one with “ The Constitution A

th 66 The Constitution Act 779/1901, 8. 1. Act” and “ The Electoral Code, 1896,” and any Acts amending or Act

Act 2 of 1855-6. substituted for the same.

Act 667 of 1896.

2. Section 22 of " The Constitution Act,” and the whole of “ The Repeal. Constitution Act Amendment Act, 1901,” are hereby repealed.

Act 779 of 1901.

3. From and after the passing of this Act, notwithstanding any- Future constitution of thing to the contrary contained in - The Constitution Act,” or the Parliament. Acts amending the same, the Parliament of South Australia shall be Ibid., s. 4. constituted in manner hereinafter provided.

4. Subject to the provisions of section 21, the Legislative Council Legislative Council. shall consist of eighteen Members.

Ibid., s. 5.

5. The House of Assembly shall consist of forty-two Members. House of Assembly.

Ibid., s. 6.

6. South Australia, including the Northern Territory, shall be Council Districts. divided for electoral purposes into four Council Districts, each dis. Ibid., s. 7. tinguished by the names, and returning the number of Members,



The Constitution Amendment Act.—1908.

and comprising the Assembly Divisions set forth in the First Schedule. The district named “ Midland Electoral District” in such Schedule is the district heretofore named “North-Eastern Electoral District," and the Members representing the district in the Legislative Council immediately before the passing of this Act shall continue to be the Members for the district as if its name had not been changed.

Assembly Districts.
Ibid., s. 8.

7. For the purpose of electing Members of the House of Assembly the State of South Australia, excluding the Northern Territory thereof, shall be divided, in manner hereinafter provided, into twelve electoral districts, hereinafter called Assembly Districts, and the Northern Territory shall remain, as heretofore, one electoral district, returning two Members to the said House.

Names of Assembly
Ibid., s. 9.

8. The Assembly Districts shall be distinguished by the names, and shall each return the number of Members, and shall comprise the former Assembly Districts set forth in the Second Schedule.

Electoral divisions vi
Council Districts.
Ibid., s. 10.


9. Every Assembly District shall be also an electoral division of the Council District in which it is situated.

Term of service of
Ibid., s. 11, altered.

10. Subject to the provisions hereinafter contained as to the dissolution of the Legislative Council, every Member of the said Council, except a Member elected to fill a casual vacancy, shall occupy his seat for the term of six years at least, calculated as from the first day of March of the year in which he was last elected, and for such further period as is provided for in the next succeeding section Provided nevertheless, if the seat of any Member of the Legislative Council becomes vacant by death, resignation, or otherwise before the expiration of his term of service, and a Member is returned from the Electoral District in which the vacancy occurred, he shall hold office only for the unexpired term of the Member whose seat has been vacated as aforesaid, and shall, for the purpose of retirement, be deemed to have been elected at the time when such lastmentioned Member was or was deemed to be elected: Provided also that where two or more Members are so returned at the same time to fill vacated seats of unequal terms such seats shall be deemed to be held by the said Members according to their position on the poll at their election, and that he who receives the greatest number of votes shall hold the seat which has the longest term to run, and in the event of a tie the matter shall be determined by lot.

Periodical retirement 11. Whenever the House of Assembly is dissolved by the of Legislative Councillors.

Governor, or expires by effluxion of time, so many Members of the Ibid., s. 12, altered. Legislative Council, not exceeding three for the Central District

and two for each of the other Districts, as have completed the minimum term of service provided by section 10 shall retire and vacate their seats, and, subject to section 21, an election to supply the vacancies so created shall take place on the day of the next general election of the House of Assembly.

12. The The Constitution Amendment Act.1908.

12. The periodical retirement of Members of the Legislative Order of retirement. Council under the provisions of the last preceding section shall be Ibid., s. 13, altered. determined as follows:1. The Members retiring in each Council District shall be those

who have represented suci district for the longest time,

calculated from the date of their last election :
11. If two or more Members have represented the same Council

District for an equal time, calculated as aforesaid, the order
of retirement as between them shall be determined by their
position on the poll at their election, and he or they who
had the least number of votes shall retire first. If their
position is equal in this respect, or if no poll was taken,
the order of retirement between them shall be determined

by lot:
Iu. The Legislative Council shall keep a roll of its Members,

containing all particulars necessary for the application of
the foregoing rules as to their periodical retirement.

13. The Legislative Council shall not be competent to proceed Quorum of the Legis.

·lative Council. with the dispatch of business unless there are present, including the President or the person chosen to preside in his absence, at least ten 1bid.,

ton Ibid., s. 15, altered. Members of the said Council.

14. The House of Assembly shall not be competent to proceed Quorum of the House

of Assembly. with the dispatch of business unless there are present, including the Speaker or the person chosen to preside in his absence, at least

at Ibid., s. 16, altered. twenty Members of the said House.

15. Subject to being sooner dissolved, and notwithstanding the Continuation or early

determination of limit of time prescribed by section 3 of “ The Constitution Act”- House of Assembly. (1) Whenever any House of Assembly would expire by the New.

effluxion of time between the thirtieth day of September
of any year and the first day of March next thereafter
such House shall continue up to and including the day

preceding such first day of March and no longer :
(2) Whenever the said House would expire by effluxion of time

between the last day of February and the first day of
October of any year such House shall cease and determine
on the day preceding the first day of March of that year.

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16. The Governor shall appoint such Returning Officers, Electoral Appointment of Re

turning Officers and Registrars, and other officers for the electoral districts and electoral other divisions as are required by and in conformity with the provisions Ibid., s. 17. of " The Electoral Code, 1896,” and any Act amending the said Act 667 of 1896. Code or of any Act substituted therefor, and this Act.

17. The electoral rolls now in force by virtue of sections 18 and New electoral rolls. 19 of “ The Constitution Act Amendment Act, 1901,” for districts Ibid., s. 18, altered.

newly Act 779 of 1901.

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