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Majesty may, at any time either before or after the passing of this Order, have acquired or may acquire within such of the territories on the West Coast of Africa near or adjacent to the Colony of Lagos as are within the limits of this Order :
Provided that nothing in any such Ordinance or Ordinances contained shall take away or affect any rights secured to any natives in the said territories by any Treaties or Agreements made on behalf or with the sanction of Her Majesty, and that all such Treaties and Agreements shall be and remain operative and in force, and that all pledges and undertakings therein contained sball remain mutually binding on all parties to the same.
3. The limits of this Order are the territories of Africa bounded by the following line, namely, a line commencing at the point on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea at which the coast is intersected by the meridian passing through the middle of the mouth of the Ajarra River, where it flows into the Porto Novo lagoon. From this point the line runs due north until it reaches the middle of the mouth of the Ajarra River, which it ascends as far as the River Iguidi (Igouidi). It then ascends the River Iguidi up to its confluence with the River Igirawun (Iguiraoun). From thence it ascends the River Igirawun to a point 200 metres beyond the intersection of the river by the road from Ilashe to Ifoyin. From thence the boundary follows a fictitious line traced 200 metres parallel with a roadway and leaving the roadway on its left. This roadway (the first portion of which is the Ilashe-Ifoyin road, starting from the river) runs north by the following farms :-Ikotun (Ikotoun), Idagbon (Ilagbo), Ilore, Isagbano, Okeoko, Igbado (Bado), Madogan (Ogouissou), all of which form part of Dahomey; and by Ohumbe (Okoumbe) and (beyun (Ibayan) which two places are included in the Lagos Protectorate. Up to the River Amidu (Amidou) the boundary-line runs to the right of the roadway. At this river it crosses to 200 metres to the left of the roadway, following it up to the point where such roadway is intersected by the River Itu (Itou). From thence the boundary follows the course of this river until it meets the River Buru (Bourou). It then follows the River Buru up to a puint 200 metres beyond the bridge which spans it on the road from Ilimon. Isale (Issale) and Ilimon (Illemon) belong to Dahomey, Isuku (Isouko) and Asa (Aso) to Lagos. From thence the boundary-line runs at a distance of 200 metres to the left of and parallel with the roadway, to a point at which, after passing Ishada (Ichada), Mokofi, (Ibokofi), Ibevan (Ibiyan), and Tobolo, it cuts the River Igunu (Gauna). The boundary then runs due north to a point 200 metres south of the road from Ketu to Idofa by Alagbe. From thence the boundaryline runs parallel with the road leading to Idofa viâ Alagbe, at a distance of 200 metres on the right of the road, as far as the River
Yewa (Yéoua). The boundary-line then ascends the Yewa River up to a point 200 inetres below the river's intersection with the road from Idaugin proceeding north; Idofa and Meko belonging to Lagos, Ilikimo (Likimon), Idanyin (Idanhim), Idjalu (Idjalou), and Iselu (Selou), belonging to Dahoney. From thence the boundaryline runs parallel with, and at a distance of 200 metres to the right of, the above-mentioned road up to where the road crosses the Okpara River. The boundary-line then follows the "thalweg" of the Okpara River up to the 9th parallel of north latitude. From the point of intersection of the Okpara River with the 9th parallel, the line runs eastward as far as the frontier of Ilorin, leaving all Borgu towns to the north and all Yoruba towns to the south, of the line. After meeting the Ilorin frontier the line continues in a south-easterly direction along that frontier as far as Odo Otin, and then runs eastward through Illa, Awton, and Aiedi to the frontier of the Kabba district, leaving the towns subject to Ilorin to the north, and those subject to Ibadan or Oyo to the south. After meeting the frontier of the Kabba district the line proceeds in a southerly direction to Owo, then south-west to Akure, and then south past Ikaha, which, with its dependencies, belongs to Southern Nigeria, leaving on the west the Idanre territories and farms, and on the east the Ado or Benin territories and farms. From Ikaha the line runs south along an unnamed creek past Ikotobo and Ajatito until it joins the Lagos Creek at Arogbo. It then follows the Lagos Creek as far as its junction with the Addabrassa Creek, from which point it proceeds in a south-westerly direction to Ogbo on the coast :
Provided always that such parts of the territories so bounded as are within that portion of Her Majesty's dominions which is kuown as the Colony of Lagos, shall not be included within the limits of this Order. The territories within the limits of this Order shall be known and described as the Lagos Protectorate.
4. This Order shall be published in the “Gazette" of the Colony of Lagos, and shall thereupon commence and come into operation; and the Governor shall give directions for the publication of this Order at such places, and in such manner, and for such time or times as he thinks proper for giving due publicity thereto within the Lagos Protectorate.
And the Right Honourable Joseph Chamberlain, one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, is to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.
A. W. FITZROY.
BRITISH NOTIFICATION of an Arrangement with France
for the Waiver of Consular Fees on Certificates of Origin.London, December 14, 1899.*
Foreign Office, December 14, 1899. RECIPROCAL arrangement between Great Britain and France regardiug the waiver of Consular fees in connection with certificates of origin :
An arrangement has been come to between Her Majesty's Government and the French Government,f for the waiver of Consular fees in the United Kingdom and France on the issue of certificates of origin in the one country to the subjects or citizens of the other.
The arrangement has been recorded in notes exchanged between Her Majesty's Ambassador at Paris and the French Minister for Foreign Affairs, and published in this “Gazette.”
The above arrangement will come into operation on the 1st January, 1900.
NOTICE publishing an Order of the Secretary of State of
June 28, 1899, as to Offences in respect of Public Serrants within the meaning of the Penal Code.- Zanzibar, August 8, 1899.
The following Order made by Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs is published for general information, Zanzibar, August 8, 1899.
BASIL S. CAVE, Her Britannic Majesty's
Acting Agent and Consul-General.
In pursuance of the powers conferred upon me by Article 11 of “ The Zanzibar Order in Council, 1897,"I hereby direct that in the application of the Penal Code to Zanzibar the following modification shall be made :
Where an officer or servant of the Zanzibar Government performs functions analogous to those of a public servant within the meaning of the said Code, any act which would be an offence against the said Code shall, if done with respect to such officer or servant by a person subject to the Order, be deemed to be done with respect to a public servant. Foreign Office, June 28, 1899.
* "London Gazette,” December 15, 1899.
I Vol. LXXXIX, page 380.
† Page 58.
SALISBURY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary
of State for Foreign Affairs.
ORDER applying various Indian Acts to the Uganda Protec
torate, with the necessary modifications.—London, August 17, 1899.
In pursuance of the powers conferred by Article 3 of “The Africa Order in Council, 1892,"* I hereby order as follows:
1. The following enactments of the Governor-General of India in Council shall apply to the Uganda Protectorate, that is to say:
“ The Indian Police Act, 1861” (Act 5 of 1861).
The Indian Contract Act, 1872” (Act 9 of 1872).
2. In the application of the said enactments to the Uganda Protectorate the following modifications shall be made:
(a.) Where any such enactment provides that any act or thing may or shall be done by the Governor-General of India in Council or by a Local Government, whether with or without the sanction of the Governor-General in Council, such act or thing may or shall be done, subject to any directions of the Secretary of State, by the Commissioner and Consul-General;
(6.) Where any such enactment provides for any notification in auy Gazette, such notification shall be made in the official Gazette for Uganda, and if there be no such Gazette, in such manner as the Commissioner and Consul-General shall direct;
(c.) Where, in any of the said enactments, reference is made to any magistrate or other public officer, such reference shall be construed as applying to a magistrate or public officer exercising similar functions in the Protectorate;
(d.) Where, in any of the said enactments, reference is made to the Indian Penal Code, or other Indian enactment of criminal law
* Vol. LXXXIV, page 290.
or procedure, such reference shall, until the Indian Penal Code is applied to Uganda, be construed as nearly as circumstances admit, in accordance with corresponding provisions of Euglish law or procedure;
(e.) References to India or any Presidency shall be construed as references to the Protectorate.
3. The General Rules for open lives of railway, sanctioned by the Governor-General of India in Council uuder section 47 of “The Indian Railways Act, 1890,” shall apply to and be administered in the Uganda Protectorate, with the following modifications:
(a.) The modifications made in the last preceding paragraph of this Order;
(6.) In rule 5 " Mombasa time" shall be substituted for “Madras time.”
4. The powers of making General Rules under section 47 of “ The Indian Railways Act, 1890,” including the power of amending the said General Rules applied by this Order, sball be exercised by the Uganda Railway Committee.
5. In the application of " The Land Acquisition Act, 1894,” to the Uganda Protectorate, the following modifications shall be made,
that is to say:
Any land whereof possession is taken under the provisions of that Act shall vest absolutely in the Commissioner for the time being, or, if the Secretary of State at any time or in any case so directs, in a trustee or trustees for Her Majesty, to be appointed by the Secretary of State, who shall have power by order to remove any trustee and appoint any new or additional trustee or trustees. Foreign Office, August 17, 1899.
ORDER applying the Gold Coast Constabulary Ordinance of
1879, dc., with modifications, to the Protectorate of Uganda, and repealing the Uganda Rifles Ordinance of 1895.—London, February 20, 1899.
In pursuance of Article 15 of “The Africa Order in Council, 1889,"* I do hereby order that “The Gold Coast Constabulary Ordinance, 1879," and the Ordinances with which that Ordinance is to be read and construed, shall, with the modifications and adaptations appearing in the copy annexed hereto, have effect and
* Vol. LXXXI, page 301.