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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.

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+ 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.
+ Vol. LXXXIX, page 357.

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.

Acting Commissioner and Consul-General.


Scale of Fees to be levied in the Native Courts of the East Africa


A mount.

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

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Rs. a. p.

1 0 0

30 0 0

2 0 0 10 0

200 200

* Vol. LXXXIX, page 422.

Bankruptcy and Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition.

7. On declaration by a debtor of inability to pay his debts
8. On application under Chapter 20 of the Civil Procedure

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*NOTE.-If on account of the smallness of the estate
the Judge thinks fit to reduce this fee, he inay
do so.

Ordinary Suits.

16. In every suit of any kind whatever, other than such as are

before specified

Where the amount involved is

Not exceeding 10 rupees

Exceeding 10 rupees and not exceeding 50 rupees
Exceeding 50 rupees and not exceeding 100 rupees
Exceeding 100 rupees an additional fee of 2 rupees
for every 100 rupees or part thereof up to 1,000
rupees, and an additional fee of 1 rupee for every
100 rupees in excess of 1,000 rupees.

The whole fee levied not to exceed

17. On the issue of every witness summons

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18. In every suit where it is not possible to estimate the subject-
matter at a money value, and which is not particularly
Provided that in every case where by reason of any
finding or order of the Court a declaration of owner-
ship of any money or property is made, an ad valorem
fee at the same rate as in fee No. 16 shall at once
become payable in addition to the fee already paid.
19. On application for every interlocutory injunction ..
20. On application for a mandamus or final prohibitory injunc

21. In a suit for arrears of rent by landlord against tenant
where an order for the possession of the property occu
pied is sought from the tenant, an ad valorem fee of 5 per
cent. on the yearly rental of the property in addition to
the fee leviable for recovery of rent under fee No. 16.

22. On every summons, motion, application, or demand taken
out, made, or filed (not particularly charged) ..
23. On every decree or order (not particularly charged)..

10 00

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50 0 0

500 280

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 100 rupees, and not ex-
ceeding 500 rupees

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26. On taking or passing an account, or otherwise than in Court by an officer of the Court

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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

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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

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34. On balances of estates of deceased persons paid into

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38. For filing any document whatever

39. For certifying signature or seal .
40. For attendance at a sale-

At request of parties interested, or of local authorities, if
absent less than two hours

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