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REGULATIONS respecting the Introduction of Fire-arms by Officers of the East Africa Protectorate. Mombasa, May 6, 1898.
WHEREAS under Section 45 of the "East Africa Order in Council, 1897,"* Her Majesty's Commissioner and Consul-General has power to make regulations for peace, order, and good government, and particularly for the regulation of all matters relating to Customs and Inland Revenue.
And whereas Her Majesty's Commissioner and ConsulGeneral in Uganda has accorded certain privileges to officers serving in that Protectorate in respect of the introduction of fire-arms, and it is reasonable that equal advantages in this respect should be extended to officers serving in the East Africa Protectorate:
It is hereby notified that the Commissioner and ConsulGeneral has, in the exercise of the powers aforesaid, made, subject to the sanction of Her Majesty's Secretary of State, the following:
1. Every officer of the East Africa Protectorate should be permitted to introduce one rifle, one shot gun, one revolver and 300 rounds of ammunition into the Protectorate free of duty.
2. Such fire-arms and ammunition shall however require to be stamped and registered, and their proprietor shall, in common with all other persons introducing fire-arms into the Protectorate, be required to pay the fee of one rupee for each fire-arm or case of ammunition for such registration and stamping. ARTHUR H. HARDINGE, Her Majesty's Commissioner and Consul-General.
Mombasa, May 6, 1898.
REGULATIONS respecting the Sale of Spirituous Liquors in the East Africa Protectorate. Mombasa, June 2, 1898.
WHEREAS under Article 45 of the "East Africa Order in Council, 1897,"* Her Majesty's Commissioner and ConsulGeneral has power to make Queen's Regulations for the regulation of all matters relating to Customs and Inland
* See Vol. 20. Page 66.
Revenue and generally for the peace, order and good government of the East Africa Protectorate in relation to matters not provided for under that Order :
Ând whereas it is expedient to amend the existing Regulations of October 1st, 1896, relating to the sale of spirituous liquors within the Protectorate:
It is hereby notified that Her Majesty's Commissioner and Consul-General has, in the exercise of the powers aforesaid, made, subject to the approval of the Secretary of State, the following:
1. The Regulations issued on the 1st of October, 1896, No. 24, are hereby cancelled.
2. All persons dealing in spirituous liquors are hereby required to take out licences in the terms referred to in this notice.
"Licences for sale to the non-native population of any alcoholic, spirituous, distilled or fermented liquors, will be issued, subject to the approval of Her Majesty's Sub-Commissioner, on the following scale :
"Class I-Licence for sale of all such intoxicating liquors between the hours of 6 A.M. and 16 P.M., either wholesale or retail, to be consumed either on or off the premises, 500 rupees. "Class II.-Licence for sale of all such intoxicating liquors between the hours of 6 A.M. and 8 P.M., Sundays excluded, either wholesale or retail, to be consumed either on or off the premises, 400 rupees.
"Class III.-Licence for sale of all such intoxicating liquors between the hours of 6 A.M. and 10 P.M., wholesale only, to be consumed off the premises, 250 rupees.
A licence must be taken out for every separate house in which the sale of liquor takes place.
Any person committing a breach of these Regulations shall be guilty of an offence against the East Africa Order in Council, for which on conviction he will be liable, under the provisions of Article 45 of that Order, to a fine which may extend to 1,000 rupees or to imprisonment which may extend to two months, or both.
CLIFFORD H. CRAUFURD, for Her Majesty's Commissioner and Consul-General.
Mombasa, Juue 2, 1898.
* See Vol, 20. Page 66.
AGREEMENT between Sir A. Hardinge, Her Majesty's Commissioner and Consul-General for the East Africa Protectorate, and the Sultan of Witu, defining the Boundaries of the Sultanate of Witu. Signed at Witu, July 1, 1898.
IT being expedient to define more precisely the limits of the Sultanate of Witu, the same only having been fixed at two points on the coast in the Declaration signed in Manda Bay on the 18th January, 1887, by the Representatives of the Imperial German Government and of His Highness the Sultan of Zan
Sir Arthur Hardinge, Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George, Her Majesty's Commissioner and Consul-General for the East Africa Protectorate, and His Highness Omar-bin-Mahomed-bin-Sheikh, Sultan of Witu, have agreed subject to the approval of Her Majesty's Government, on the following definition of the boundaries of the aforesaid Sultanate :
ART. I. The boundary of the Sultanate shall start on the sea-shore from the frontier pillar 650 paces to the cast of the Fort of Kipini, and shall run due north to a point distant one English quarter of a mile from the pillar. Thence it shall run in a north-westerly direction till it strikes the Ndimi Mbili Creek, and shall follow that creek to the Kirimando ferry on the road from Witu to Kau. It shall then run due north till it meets the parallel of 1° 58' south latitude. From thence it shall run in an casterly direction to the head of the Dodori Creek, and from thence to the point on the coast known as Kwyhoo, and marked by two cocoa-nut trees, leaving the villages of Dodori, Vumbi, and Wassi, in the Sultanate of Witu, and those of Mwasi, Itembe, and Mataroui, in the Lamu district. From Kwyhoo the line shall follow the coast of the mainland in a westerly direction, passing through the middle of the Siyu, Kilolana, and Kipungani channels, till it reaches the above-mentioned pillar at Kipini.
II. All the islands off the coast of the Sultanate of Witu shall be included within the Lamu district.
III. The present Agreement shall be provisionally operative pending its confirmation or the reverse by Her Majesty's Government.
Done at Witu (12 Safar, 1316), July 1, 1898. ARTHUR HENRY HARDINGE. (Signature in Arabic.)