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BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, respecting Extradition from the Straits Settlements to Foreign States (Definition of the expression "Minister of State").—Windsor, December 12 1894.
At the Court at Windsor, the 12th day of December, 1894.
PRESENT: THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.
Marquess of Ripon.
Mr. Secretary Fowler.
Mr. Arnold Morley.
Sir John Thompson.
WHEREAS by an Order in Council dated the 19th day of August, 1889,* provision has been made for the surrender by the Governor of the Straits Settlements to foreign States, in the case of which "The Extradition Act, 1870,"+ does not apply, of persons accused or convicted of the commission of certain crimes and offences within the jurisdiction of such States;
And whereas it is expedient to amend the said Order:
Now, therefore, it is hereby ordered by Her Majesty by and with the advice of her Privy Council, as follows:
1. The said Order and this Order shall be read and construed as one Order in Council.
2. In clause 13 of the said Order the expression "Minister of State" shall in the case of any of the protected States include any officer appointed by Her Majesty or by the Governor as British Resident or Superintendent or Secretary to the Government in such State.
C. L. PEEL.
ACT of the Canadian Legislature, respecting a Treaty between Her Britannic Majesty and the President of the French Republic for regulating the Commercial Relations between Canada and France.
[57 & 58 Vict., c. 2.]
[Assented to, July 23, 1894.]
WHEREAS on the 6th day of February, 1893, an Agreement or Treaty for the purpose of facilitating and extending commercial relations between Canada and France was entered into by Plenipotentiaries appointed by Her Majesty and by the President of the French Republic;
* Vol. LXXXI, page 218.
+ Vol. LX, page 145.
And whereas by the said Treaty it is provided that it shall receive the sanction of the Parliament of Canada before it is ratified;
And whereas it is expedient to make provision for that purpose; Therefore Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, declares and enacts as follows:
1. This Act may be cited as "The French Treaty Act, 1894."
2. The Treaty of the 6th day of February, 1893, which is set forth in Schedule (A) to this Act, is hereby sanctioned.
3. It is hereby declared that the duties of customs mentioned in Article I of the said Treaty as existing on the 6th day of February, 1893, on the several articles therein mentioned, were on that date as set forth in Schedule (B) to this Act; and the reduction of the duties then existing, as agreed upon in the said Article, shall take effect immediately upon the coming into force of this Act.
4. This Act shall not have force or effect until a day to be named by Proclamation of the Governor-General; and if the said Treaty ceases to be binding on Canada, this Act shall cease to be of any effect on and after a day to be named by Proclamation of the Governor-General.
Treaty of February 6, 1893.
NON-SPARKLING wines, containing 26 per cent. or less of proof spirits, whether imported in wood or in bottles (six quart or twelve pint bottles to be held to contain a gallon), 25 cents per gallon, and for each degree of strength in excess of 26 per cent. of spirits as aforesaid, an additional duty of 3 cents per gallon until the strength reaches 40 per cent. of proof spirits; and in addition thereto, 30 per cent. ad valorem.
Sparkling wines, in bottles containing each not more than a quart but more than a pint, 3 dol. 30 c. per dozen bottles: containing not more than a pint each but more than one-half pint, 1 dol. 65 c. per dozen bottles; containing one-half pint each or less, 82 cents per dozen bottles; bottles containing more than one quart each shall pay, in addition to 3 dol. 30 c. per dozen bottles, at the rate of 1 dol. 65 c. per gallon on the quantity in excess of one quart per bottle, the quarts and pints in each case being old wine measure; in addition to the above specific duty there shall be an ad valorem duty of 30 per cent.
Castile soaps, 2 cents per lb.; nuts, n.e.s., 3 cents per lb.; almonds, shelled, 5 cents per lb.; almonds, not shelled, 3 cents per lb.; prunes, 1 cent per lb.; plums, 20 cents per bushel.
BRITISH COMMISSION appointing the Governor or the Officer administering the Government of the Cape of Good Hope to be Governor of certain British Possessions in South Africa known as East and West Pondoland, and providing for the government of those Territories.—London, April 3, 1894.*
(L.S.) VICTORIA, R.
VICTORIA, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India: To our Governor and Commander-in-chief or officer for the time being administering the Government of our Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, in South Africa, with its territories and dependencies, greeting.
WHEREAS certain territories in South Africa, commonly known as East and West Pondoland, are now part of our dominions, and it is expedient to provide for the government of the said territories:
Now know you that we do, by this our commission under our Sign-Manual and Signet, nominate and appoint you our Governor and Commander-in-chief in and over our said Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, or the officer for the time being administering the Government thereof, to be our Governor of the said territories.
And we do hereby empower, require, and enjoin you in our name, and on our behalf, to make by Proclamation such laws as may to you appear necessary for the peace, order, and good government of the said territories, and to appoint such officers and Magistrates, and generally to take all such measures and to do all such matters and things as you may think expedient for the like peace, order, and good government.
Given at our Court at St. James', this 3rd day of April, 1894, in the 57th year of our reign.
By Her Majesty's command,
Notified in the "London Gazette" of April 13, 1894.
BRITISH LETTERS PATENT, for the Annexation to the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope of the British Possession of Pondoland, comprising the Territories of East and West Pondoland-Westminster, June 7, 1894.*
VICTORIA, by the grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Queen, Defender of the Faith, Empress of India: To all to whom these presents shall come, greeting.
WHEREAS it is expedient that our possession of Pondoland in South Africa, comprising the territories of East Pondoland and West Pondoland, should be annexed to and form part of our Colony of the Cape of Good Hope;
And whereas the Legislative Council and House of Assembly of our said Colony have expressed their desire for such annexation, and have, on the 21st day of May and the 25th day of May, 1894, passed the following Joint Resolution :
"That in the opinion of this House it is expedient that the country known as Pondoland, comprising the territories of East and West Pondoland, which have been ceded by the Chiefs Sigeau and Nquiliso, should be annexed to this Colony, and that the Government take such steps as may be necessary to effect such annexation: "
Now we do, by these our Letters Patent, under the Great Seal of our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, authorize our Governor for the time being of our said Colony of the Cape of Good Hope, by Proclamation under his hand and the public seal of the said Colony, to declare that, from and after a day to be therein mentioned, the said possession shall be annexed to and form part of our said Colony. And we do hereby authorize and direct our said Governor to determine, and by Proclamation to signify, the limits of the said possession so annexed.
2. And we do hereby further direct our said Governor not to issue any such Proclamation as aforesaid until the Legislature of our said Colony of the Cape of Good Hope shall have passed a law providing that the said possession shall, on the day aforesaid, become part of our said Colony, and subject to the laws in force therein: Provided always that the application of the said laws to the said possession may be modified either by such Proclamation as aforesaid, or by any law or laws to be from time to time passed by the Legislature of our said Colony for the government of the said possession so annexed.
* Notified in the "London Gazette" of June 12, 1894.
3. And we do hereby reserve to us, our heirs and successors, full power and authority, from time to time, to revoke, alter, or amend these our Letters Patent as to us or them shall seem meet.
4. And we do further direct and enjoin that these our Letters Patent shall be read and proclaimed at such place or places as our said Governor shall think fit within our said Colony of the Cape of Good Hope.
In witness whereof we have caused these our Letters to be made Patent. Witness ourself at Westminster, the 7th day of June, in the 57th year of our reign.
By Warrant under the Queen's Sign-Manual.
NOTIFICATION of the British Protectorate over Uganda.— London, June 18, 1894.*
Foreign Office, June 18, 1894.
It is hereby notified, for public information, that under and by virtue of the Agreement concluded on the 29th May, 1893,† between the late Sir G. Portal and Mwanga, King of Uganda, the country of that Ruler is placed under the Protectorate of Her Majesty the Queen.
This Protectorate comprises the territory known as Uganda proper, bounded by the territories known as Usoga, Unyoro, Ankoli, and Koki.
BRITISH NOTIFICATION of the Date of the coming into force of "The North Sea Fisheries Act, 1893.-London, April 11, 1894.§
WHEREAS by section 10 of "The North Sea Fisheries Act, 1893," it is (amongst other things) enacted as follows:
"This Act shall come into force on such a day as may be fixed by a Notice in that behalf published in the 'London Gazette.'”
Notice is hereby given that the day fixed for the said Act to come into force is the 23rd day of May, 1894.
Board of Trade, April 11, 1891.
COURTENAY BOYLE, Secretary to the Board of Trade.
"London Gazette," June 19, 1894.
+ Vol. LXXXV, page 83. § "London Gazette," April 18, 1894.