An Act respecting the British Columbia Southern Railway.

[17th April 1896.]

WHEREAS, by an Act passed at the present Session of the present Legislature, intituled the "British Columbia Southern RailwayAct Amendment Act, 1896," the time for the completion of the several sections of the said railway has been extended:

And whereas it is advisable to continue the existing land grant to the said railway:

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British Coluiribia, enacts as follows:—

  1. This Act may be cited as the "British Columbia Southern Railway Aid Amendment Act, 1896."

  2. It shall be a sufficient compliance with the provisions of the "Railway Aid Act, 1890," as amended by the two Acts of the Legislature of this Province passed in the 56th year of Her Majestv's reign chap 36, and in the 57th year of Her Majesty's reign, chap. 39, to entitle the British Columbia Southern Railway Company to the grant by said Acts authorized, that the said Company shall construct and equip the several sections of its line of railway within the times specified in the Act of the present Session, intituled the "British Columbia Southern Railway Company's Act Amendment Act, 1896."

  3. Nothing in this Act, and no grant to be made hereunder, shall be construed to interfere with free miners entering upon and searching for minerals and acquiring claims in accordance with the mining laws of the Province.

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