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attached shall be deemed to be members of the Uganda Military Force.
ORDER granting authority to the Court in the Uganda Protectorate to impose Sentences of Imprisonment with Hard Labour.- London, September 9, 1899.
IN exercise of the powers conferred by Article 110 of "The Africa Order in Council, 1889,"* I hereby direct that where, under the said Order, or any law of England, or of India, or of any African possession of Her Majesty, for the time being in force in the Uganda Protectorate, it is provided that a person may be sentenced to penal servitude, transportation, rigorous imprisonment, or any form of imprisonment other than simple imprisonment, for any period, the Court may (subject to any provisions of the said Order, or otherwise, limiting its jurisdiction) sentence such person to imprisonment with hard labour for any period not exceeding the specified or maximum period.
Foreign Office, September 9, 1899.
ORDER amending Section 24 of "The Uganda Military Force Ordinance, 1899."-London, September 21, 1899.
IN pursuance of Article 15 of "The Africa Order in Council, 1889," I hereby order that "The Uganda Military Force Ordinance, 1899,"+ shall be amended by the addition of the following paragraphs to section 24 of that Ordinance, that is to say:
"When it appears to the Officer commanding a military district to be impracticable to assemble a court-martial for the trial of a prisoner, he may himself deal with the case, and award such punishmeut, not exceeding eighty-four days' imprisonment with hard labour, as may be awarded by a district court-martial.
"In this case, however, the officer shall forward all the papers relating to the case to the Commandant for confirmation or otherwise of the sentence, together with a statement of the reasons which made the assembly of a court-martial impracticable.
Vol. LXXXI, page 301.
+ Page 1159.
"The Commandant shall deal with the sentence in like manner
as with the sentence of a court-martial."
Foreign Office, September 21, 1899.
ORDER applying "The Indian Stamp Act, 1879,” and amendments, to the East Africa Protectorate, and repealing the Proclamations respecting Stamp Duties of October 15 and December 24, 1896.-London, May 25, 1899.*
IN pursuance of the powers conferred upon me by Article 2 of "The East Africa Order in Council, 1897,"t I hereby order that upon and after the 25th day of May, 1899, the Proclamations with respect to stamp duties made by Her Majesty's Commissioner and Consul-General for East Africa on the 15th October and 24th December, 1896, shall cease to have effect, and "The Indian Stamp Act, 1879" (Act 1 of 1879) and every Act amending that Act shall apply to the East Africa Protectorate, subject to the following modifications, that is to say :
1. In the said Act the Protectorate shall be substituted for British India.
2. Notifications required by the said Act to be made in any Gazette shall be published in such manner as the Commissioner by any general or special order shall direct.
3. "Sub-Commissioner" shall, with respect to each province of the Protectorate, be substituted for "Chief Controlling Revenue authority" and for "Collector."
4. Until further order adhesive stamps shall be used in all cases, and the provisions of the said Act as to impressed stamps shall not apply.
5. Any instrument to which the first proviso in section 34 of the said Act applies may be admitted in evidence on payment of the duty, with or without penalty, as the Court thinks fit in the circumstances of the case; and when the Court imposes a penalty it shall be such as the Court thinks fit, not exceeding the penalty specified in that section in respect of the instrument in question.
6. The powers of the Governor-General in Council and of the Local Government under the said Act shall be exercisable by the
Published at Mombasa, July 19, 1899.
Secretary of State, or, with his previous or subsequent assent, by the Commissioner.
Foreign Office, May 25, 1899.
ORDER fixing the Scale of Fees to be charged in Native Courts in the East Africa Protectorate.-Mombasa, July 19, 1899.
WHEREAS by Article 70 of "The Native Courts Regulations, 1897,"* Her Majesty's Commissioner and Consul-General for the East Africa Protectorate is empowered to fix the scales of fees to be charged in any of the Courts created by the said Regulations: Now I, Clifford Henry Craufurd, do hereby direct that the fees to be taken and levied in the Courts created by the above-mentioned Regulations shall be those contained in the Schedule annexed hereto.
Mombasa, July 19, 1899.
CLIFFORD HENRY CRAUFURÐ, Her Majesty's
Scale of Fees to be levied in the Native Courts of the East Africa
I. IN CIVIL MATTERS.
1. For service of summons, petition, answer, motion paper, notice, warrant, decree, order, or other document on a party, witness, assessor, or other person under any branch whatever of the civil jurisdiction
Within 2 miles (English) of the Court issuing the
Rs. a. p.
1 0 0
30 0 0
2 0 0 10 0
* Vol. LXXXIX, page 422.
Bankruptcy and Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition.
7. On declaration by a debtor of inability to pay his debts
*NOTE.-If on account of the smallness of the estate
16. In every suit of any kind whatever, other than such as are
Where the amount involved is
Not exceeding 10 rupees
Exceeding 10 rupees and not exceeding 50 rupees
The whole fee levied not to exceed
17. On the issue of every witness summons
1,000 0 0 100
18. In every suit where it is not possible to estimate the subject-
21. In a suit for arrears of rent by landlord against tenant
22. On every summons, motion, application, or demand taken
50 0 0
24. On order for adjournment of hearing rendered necessary by default of either party (to be paid by that party)..
25. On every warrant of execution against goods
For less than 100 rupees
For 500 rupees, and not ex
To include keeping pos-
26. On taking or passing an account, or otherwise than in Court by an officer of the Court
15 0 0
27. For attending to view, in addition to all expenses incurred.. 28. On taxation of any bill of costs, for every ten folios, from each party to the taxation
29. On deposit of any document
30. For taking an affidavit
31. For every exhibit
10 0 0
5 0 0
1 0 0
32. For attending to administer an oath or affirmation, or to take a declaration beyond the offices of the Court, in addition to the ordinary fee thereon
33. On every deposition taken before trial
34. On balances of estates of deceased persons paid into
38. For filing any document whatever
39. For certifying signature or seal .
At request of parties interested, or of local authorities, if