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REGULATIONS respecting the Manufacture and Sale of Rubber in the East Africa Protectorate. Mombasa, July 17, 1899.
Made by Her Majesty's Commissioner and Consul-General, and allowed by the Secretary of State, under the provisions of Article 45 of The East Africa Order in Council, 1897."*
1. EVERY ball of rubber must be cut through the centre, and shall only be offered for sale or exported in half balls.
2. Any person who collects root-rubber, or who extracts rubber from boiled bark, or who sells, purchases, or is found in possession of any root-rubber or rubber extracted from boiled bark, shall be guilty of an offence.
3. Any person who adulterates rubber by mixture with sand, earth, stones, bark-wood, or other foreign substance, or by soaking with water, or who sells, purchases, deals in, or is found in possession of any rubber so adulterated, shall be guilty
of an offence.
4. Any Magistrate, if satisfied that there is reasonable ground for suspecting that rubber so collected, extracted, or adulterated, as aforesaid, is in any premises or place within his district, may grant a warrant to search such premises or place, and if any such rubber is so found the person executing the warrant may seize it and any person found in possession thereof, and take it and him before a Magistrate to be dealt with according to law.
5. Any person who commits any breach of these Regulations shall, on conviction, be liable to imprisonment, which may extend to two calendar months, or to a fine which may extend to 1,000 rupees, or to both, and any rubber in respect of which the offence is committed shall be liable to forfeiture. Provided that a person who has purchased, or is found in possession of any such rubber, shall not be convicted of an offence if the Court is satisfied that he purchased or came into possession of the rubber innocently, and has given such information as he can with respect to the person from whom he obtained the rubber, and any other information in his power, which may lead to the detection of the actual offenders.
6. "The Rubber Regulations, 1898,"† are hereby repealed. 7. These Regulations may be cited as "The Rubber Regulations, 1899."
SALISBURY, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for
Foreign Office, June 12, 1899.
* See Vol. 20. Page 66.
No. 84 of 1898.
EGULATIONS respecting the Weights and Measures adopted in the East Africa Protectorate.* Mombasa, July 17, 1899.
QUEEN'S REGULATIONS under Article 45 of "The East Africa Order in Council, 1897."†
1. The following standards of capacity shall be adopted in the East Africa Protectorate:
One Pishi or Keila equal to 6 lbs. avoirdupois weight of fresh water.
One "Kibaba" equal to 26 ozs. of fresh water.
One "balf-kibaba" equal to 13 ozs. of fresh water.
One "quarter-k baba" equal to 6 ozs. of fresh water.
In the Province of Tanaland the measure known as an "Ngoma" and containing 7 pishi shall also be adopted. These standards are equivalent as near as may be:
The "Pishi" or "Keila" to 6 lbs. of rice.
The "Kibaba" to 14 lbs. of rice.
The "half-kibaba" to lb. of rice.
The "quarter-kibaba" to lb. of rice.
2. One set of standard measures shall be kept in the offices of Her Majesty's Sub-Commissioners at Mombasa, Lamu, Kismayu, and Machakos.
3. On and after the 1st of September, 1899, it shall be lawful to use for trade purposes such measures only as have been tested and stamped, equal to standard.
4. Measures properly tested and stamped may be obtained on application to Her Majesty's Sub-Commissioner, at the price of Rs. 5 the set of four, including Rs. 2 stamping fee.
5. All persons, subject to this Ordinance, using measures must produce the same annually to Her Majesty's Sub-Commissioner to be re-stamped, and pay a stamping fee of one rupee the set of measures.
6. All measures of a capacity other than the standard capacity must be destroyed.
7. Any person using measures of capacity not properly stamped or tampering with measures duly stamped or being in possession of any measures other than those of standard capacity, or making, selling or disposing of any measures other than those of standard capacity, shall be punished with imprisonment, which may extend to one year, or with fine, or with both.
8. Officers appointed by the Government for the purpose, may at any time call upon any person possessing measures to produce such measures for inspection, and may confiscate any which they find not equal to standard or unstamped.
Applied also to Witu by Notice of 17th July, 1899.
+ See Vol. 20. Page 66.
9. These Regulations may be cited as the "Measures Regulations, 1899."
CLIFFORD H. CRAUFURD, Her Majesty's Acting
Mombasa, July 17, 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.
CLIFFORD HENRY CRAUFURD, Her Majesty's Acting
Mombasa, July 19, 1899.
SCALE OF FEES TO BE LEVIED IN THE NATIVE COURTS OF THE EAST AFRICA PROTECTORATE.
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 two miles (English) of the Court issuing the same..
Beyond that distance
On submission of special case, to include hearing
Summary Orders before Suit.
3. On application for order
5. On order
6. On warrant of arrest
* See Vol. 20: Page 85.
Bankruptcy and Liquidation by Arrangement or Composition.
7. On declaration by a debtor of inability to pay his debts
10. *On petition for arrangement or composition
Amount. Rs. a. p
4 0.0 400 80 0 15 0
11. *On order for adjudication
12. *On meeting or adjournment of meeting
13. *On order for discharge
14. On notice to creditors
15. On preparing advertisement
*NOTE.-If on account of the smallness of the estate the Judge thinks s fit to reduce this fee, he may do so.
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 Rs. 10 not exceeding 50 rupees
Exceeding 50 rupees and not exceeding 100 rupees
Exceeding 100 rupees an additional fee of 2 rupees for
The whole fee levied not to exceed
17. On the issue of every witness summons
0 0 1 0 0
18. In every suit where it is not possible to estimate the subject matter at a money value, and which is not particularly charged
Provided that in every case where by reason of any finding
10 0 50 0 0
19. On application for every interlocutory injunction
22. On every summons, motion, application, or demand taken out,
23. On every decree or order (not particularly charged)
25. On every warrant of execution against goods-
For 100 rupees, and not exceeding
26 On taking or passing an account, or otherwise than in Court.
by an officer of the Court
10 0 0
20 0 0
15 0 0
27. For attending to view, in addition to all expenses incurred
28. On taxation of any bill of costs, for every 10 folios, from each party to the taxation
29. On deposit of any document
30. For taking an affidavit..
31. For every exhibit
32. For attending to administer an cath 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
2 per cent of the value of the subject matter not exceeding 25 rupecs.
At request of parties interested, or of local authorities, if
At request of parties interested, for each ƒ Rupees 7 8
41. On reference to the archives
42. For certified copy of document in the archives
For first 100 words ..
For every further 100 words
43. For an official certified trans'ation of any document
For first 100 words ..
For every further 100 words
44. For communication with another Tribunal out of the jurisdiction of the Court
II. IN CRIMINAL MATTERS.
45. On every summons or warrant, unless specially directed by the Court, to be issued, to include service
46. On hearing in summary case..
47. On warrant of commitment
III. ON APPEALS.
ON APPEALS FROM ANY COURT WITHIN THE PROTECTORATE TO ANY OTHER COURT WITHIN THE PROTECTORATE.