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2. The High Commissioner may, on Her Majesty's behalf, exercise all powers and jurisdiction which Her Majesty, at any time before or after the date of this Order, bad or may have within the limits of this Order, and to that end may take or cause to be taken all such measures, and may do or cause to be done all such matters and things within the limits of this Order as are lawful, and as in the interest of Her Majesty's service he may think expedient, subject to such instructions as he may from time to time receive from Her Majesty or through a Secretary of State.
3. The High Commissioner may appoint so many fit persons as in the interest of Her Majesty's service he may think necessary to be Deputy Commissioners, or Resident Commissioners, or Assistant Commissioners, or Judges, Magistrates, or other officers, and may define from time to time the districts within which such officers shall respectively discharge their functions.
Every such officer may exercise such powers and authorities as the High Commissioner may assign to him, subject, nevertheless, to such directions and instructions as the High Commissioner may from time to time think fit to give him. The appointment of such officers shall not abridge, alter, or affect the right of the High Com; missioner to execute and discharge all the powers and authorities hereby conferred upon him.
The Iligi Commissioner nay remove any officer so appointed.
4. In the exercise of the powers and authorities hereby conferred upon him, the High Commissioner may, amongst other things, from time to time by Proclamation provide for the administration of justice, the raising of revenue, and generally for the peace, order, and good government of all persons within the limits of this Order, including the prohibition and punishment of acts tending to disturb the public peace.
The High Commissioner in issuing such Proclamations shall respect any native laws or customs by which the civil relations of any vative Chiefs, tribes, or populations under Her Majesty's protection are now regulated, except so far as the same may be incompatible with the due exercise of Her Majesty's power and jurisdiction.
5.* Every Proclamation of the High Commissioner shall be published in the Gazette, and shall, from and after the expiration of one month from the commencement of such publication, and thereafter until disallowed by Her Majesty or repealed or modified by any subsequent Proclamation, have effect as if contained in this Order.
6.* Her Majesty may disallow any such Proclamation wholly or
Revoked by Order in Council of July 30, 1891, page 812.
in part, and may signify such disallowance through a Secretary of State, and upon such disallowance being publicly notified by the High Commissioner in the Gazette the provisions so disallowed shall, one month after such publication, cease to have effect, but without prejudice to anything theretofore lawfully done thereunder.
7. The Courts of British Bechuanaland shall have, in respect of matters occurring within the limits of this Order, the same jurisdiction, civil and criminal, original and appellate, as they respectively possess from time to time in respect of matters occurring within British Bechuanaland, and the judgments, decrees, orders, and sentences of any such Court made or given in the exercise of the jurisdiction hereby conferred may be enforced and executed, and appeals therefrom may be bad and prosecuted in the same way as if the judgment, decree, order, or sentence had been made or given under the ordinary jurisdiction of the Court.
But the jurisdiction hereby conferred shall only be exercised by such Courts, and in such manner and to such extent, as the Governor of British Bechuanaland shall by Proclamation from time to time direct.
8. Subject to any Proclamation made under this Order, any jurisdiction exercisable otherwise than under this Order, whether by virtue of any Statute or Order in Council, or of any Treaty, or otherwise, and whether exercisable by Her Majesty, or by any person on her behalf, or by any Colonial or other Court, or under any Commission, or under any Charter granted by Her Majesty, shall remain in full force.
9. Judicial notice shall be taken of this Order, and of the comnencement thereof, and of any Proclamation made under this Order, and published in the Gazette, and of any Treaties affecting the territories within the limits of this Order, and published in the Gazette, or contained in papers presented to both Houses of Parliament by command of Her Majesty.
10. This Order shall be published in the Gazette, and sball thereupon commence and come into operation ; and the High Comtrissioner shall give directions for the publication of this Order at such places, and in such manner, and for such time or times as he tlinks proper for giving due publicity thereto within the limits of this Order.
11. The Orders in Council of the 27th day of January, 1885,* for the establishment of civil and criminal jurisdiction in Bechuanaland, and of the 30th day of June, 1890. providing for the exercise of Her Majesty's jurisdiction in certain territories in South Africa, shall continue in force until the commencement of this Order and be
• Vol. LXXVI, page 982.
+ Vol. LXXXII, page 1061.
thereupon revoked, but without prejudice to anything lawfully done thereunder, and any Proclamation theretofore issued under the said Orders shall continue in operation until repealed or altered by any Proclamation of the High Commissioner under this Order.
12. Her Majesty may from time to time revoke, alter, add to, or amend this Order.
13. In this Order, unless the subject or context otherwise requires
“Her Majesty” includes Her Majesty's heirs and successors.
“Secretary of State ” means one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State.
“ High Commissioner" means Her Majesty's High Commissioner for the time being for South Africa.
" Treaty” includes any existing or future Treaty, Convention, or Agreement between Her Majesty and any civilized Power, or any native tribe, people, Chief, or King, and any Regulation appeuded to any such Treaty, Convention, or Agreement.
“ Gazette ” means any official Gazette published by authority of the High Commissioner, and until such Gazette is instituted, means the Cape of Good Hope Governinent Gazette.
C. L. PEEL
BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, amending the Order in
Council of May 9, 1891,* respecting British Jurisdiction in certain Territories of South Africa, north of British Bechuanaland.- Osborne, July 30, 1891.
At the Court at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, the 30th day of
Lord Privy Seal.
Lord Arthur Hill.
WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the 5th and 6th sections of the Order of Her Majesty in Council of the 9th May, 1891, providing for the exercise of Her Majesty's jurisdiction in certain territories of South Africa which are under the protection of Her Majesty ;
Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of the powers of "The Foreign Jurisdiction Act, 1890,"+ or otherwise in
* Page 809.
+ Vol. LXXXII, page 656.
Her Majesty vested, is pleased by and with the advice of her Privy Council to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:
1. The 5th and 6th sections of the said Order in Council of the 9th May, 1891, are bereby revoked, but without prejudice to anything lawfully done thereunder.
2. In lieu of the sections so revoked, the following two sections shall be taken to be part of the said Order, and shall be read as if they were the 5th and 6th sections thereof :
“5. Every Proclamation of the High Commissioner shall be published in the Gazette, and shall, from and after a date to be mentioned in such Proclamation, and thereafter until disallowed by Her Majesty or repealed or modified by any subsequent Proclamation, have effect as if contained in this Order."
“6. Her Majesty may disallow any such Proclamation wholly or in part, and may signify such disallowance through a Secretary of State, and upon such disallowance being publicly notified by the High Commissioner in the Gazette the provisions so disallowed shall, from and after a date to be mentioned in such notification, cease to have effect, but without prejudice to anything theretofore lawfully done thereunder."
3. This Order shall be published in the Cape of Good Hope Government Gazette, and shall thereupon commence and come into operation ; and the High Commissioner shall take such measures as he thinks proper for giving due publicity thereto within the limits of the said Order.
C. L. PEEL.
DISCOURS du Roi de la Roumanie, à l'Ouverture de la Session
Extraordinaire des Corps Législatifs.— Bucarest, le 11 Mai, 1891.
Je me sens toujours heureux quand je me trouve au milieu des représentants de la nation, et j'ai la conviction que le corps électoral, en renouvelant une des deux Assemblées de notre Parlement, a assuré une majorité qui mettra le Gouvernement en position de diriger avec autorité et profit les intérêts de l'État.
Les travaux commencés pendant l'ancienne Législature se sont trouvés arrêtés par la convocation des collèges électoraux pour la Chambre, de sorte que les plus importants besoins de l'État sont restés en souffrance.
Cette Session Extraordinaire est appelée à donner une prompte satisfaction à ces besoins.
Il est à désirer que le Budget de l'État soit voté sans retard, afin que vos efforts puissent spécialement se porter sur l'étude et le vote du Tarif Douanier, destiné à règler nos relations commerciales internationales et que le pays attend avec une légitime impatience.
Les travaux de défense du pays sont confiés, comme toujours, à votre patriotisme, afin que leur exécution soit continuée sans interruption.
Mon Gouvernement vous présentera encore, dans cette Session, quelques autres Projets de Loi étroitement liés au Budget de l'État.
Cette Session sera ainsi profitable au pays, et vous, menant à bonne fin les travaux qui vous sont soumis, vous prouverez que vous êtes animés d'un esprit sage et patriotique, dont la nation vous sera reconnaissante.
Que Dieu bénisse vos travaux.
SPEECH of the King of Sweden and Norway, on the Opening
of the Swedish Diet.-Stockholm, January 19, 1891. (Translation.) GENTLEMEN,
I BID you welcome this day to the weighty business to which your fellow-citizeus' choice has called you.
Parliament meets in the midst of universal peace abroad, and our relations with all foreign Powers are satisfactory. Within our own land that calm reigns which lawful freedom insures. The affairs of the world will, however, doubtless, in the future as in the past, give full cause for serious reflection. The lesson they teach is unchangeably that "unity gives strength."
May iny beloved peoples, whose fates are united, ever bethink themselves of what that truth means, of what it requires of them both.
And may that people, to whose representatives I especially speak this day, never let political differences of opinion obscure their regard for the weal of all.
The Giver of all good things has blest our land with a plenteous harvest.
The financial estimates which are laid before you are drawn up under such very favourable circumstances that, notwithstanding a proposed vigorous prosecution of railway construction and a provision