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permission in writing above mentioned, such wine, beer, or spirituous liquor shall be forfeited, and such person shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding 201.

9. Any person trading without a licence, or after the expiration of the term for which it shall have been granted, or in violation of the conditions thereof, or after the same shall have been forfeited, shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding 101.

10. It shall be lawful for the Company, or any Magistrate within the limits of his jurisdiction, at any time to demand the production, by any person trading, of his licence, and any such person refusing or failing to produce the same shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding 101.

11. Any trading station or premises, or waggon, or other vehicle, used or suspected of being used for the purposes of trade, shall at all times be liable to the examination of any person thereto autbo. rized, in writing, by the Company, or any Magistrate within the limits of his jurisdiction, and the owner or person in charge of any such station, premises, waggon, or vehicle who shall obstruct such examination shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding 101.

12. The amount payable for a trading licence shall be 101. for one year, or such other sum as the Company shall from time to time fix. Provided that the Company may in the case of travelling traders make and fix au additional charge of 11. for every vehicle beyond one employed by him in his business. All licences shall expire on the 31st December of each year, or on such other day as shall be fixed by the Company. A licence taken out before the 30th June in any year shall be paid for at the full rate of an annual licence, but if taken out after the 30th June then only one-half of the annual sum will be charged. All licences shall be paid for in full at the time of issue.

13. Every waggon entering within the limits of this Ordinance must do so under authority of a permit signed by such person as shall be authorized by the Company, and any waggon found within the said limits shall be liable to seizure by the Company or any Magistrate, unless some person in charge or custody of such waggon shall forth with on demand produce such permit. The persons authorized to sign such permits shall be notified in the “ Government Gazette" of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope.

14. No transfer of any licence will be valid unless the same be approved in writing by some duly authorized officer of the Company.

15. No gunpowder or other explosive, and no cartridges, and no gun, pistol, or other fire-arms, and no lock, stock, barrel, or any other part of any gun, pistol, or other fire-arms, and no percussion caps, shall be brought within the limits of this Ordinance, without the permission, in writing, of the Company or of a Magistrate first had and obtained; and if any person shall bring any of the said articles within the said limits, without having previously obtained the permission in writing above meutioned, such article or articles shall be forfeited, and such person shall be liable to a penalty not exceeding 1001., or to imprisonment for any period not exceeding

two years.

16. Any person applying for any such permission as aforesaid shall do so in writing, setting forth the place to which it is intended to take the articles described in such application, and no officer of the Company or Magistrate shall grant any such permission as aforesaid to any person to bring any of the articles aforesaid within the suid limits until he shall have transmitted such written application with his report thereon to the Administrator in Mashonaland, and shall have received the authority of that officer to grant the permission sought.

17. No person shall, within the limits of this Ordinance, supply to any native any gun, pistol, or other fire-arm, or any lock, stock, barrel, or other part of a gun, pistol, or other fire-arm, or any percussion caps, or any gunpowder or other explosive, or any cartridges, or any lead or other material for bullets, or shot, without the permission, in writing, of the Company or of a Magistrate, under a penalty not exceeding 1001., or under pain of imprisonment for any period not exceeding two years. The Company shall not nor shall any officer of the Company or any Magistrate be bound to assign any reason for refusing to sanction any such supply.

18. Within so much of the limits of this Ordinance as is comprised within Article VIII of the General Act of the Brussels Conference of 1889–90, the provisions of that Article and of Article IX of the said General Act shall be observed in accordance with any regulations which may from time to time be framed and published by ller Majesty's High Commissioner for South Africa by notice in the “Government Gazette” of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope. The aforesaid Articles are set forth in the Schedule to this Ordinance.

19. Any penalties imposed by this Ordinance may be sued for before the Administrator in Mashonaland, or a Magistrate having jurisdiction, and all such penalties may be recovered by the seizure and sale of any property belonging to the person convicted, and one-half of the penalties recovered under this Ordinance shall in each case be paid to the person on whose information the conviction shall have been obtained, and the balance shall be paid to the Company. Upon non-payment of any such fine or penalty the person liable to make payment thereof shall (where no other term of imprisonment is by law prescribed) be subject to be imprisoned

with or without hard labour for any period not exceeding six months.

20. The powers and provisions of this Ordinance may be exercised and executed on bebalf of the Company by the Administrator for Mashonaland or by any other duly authorized officer of the Company.

THE SCHEDULE.

Articles VII and IX of the General Act of the Brussels Con

ference of 1889-90.
[See Vol. LXXXII, page 60.]

God save the Queen ! Given at 19, St. Swithin's Lane, in the city of London, the head office of the Company, this 30th day of July, 1891.

(L.S.) GIFFORD,

(L.S.) GEORGE CAWSTON, C. H. WEATHERLEY, Secretary.

Directors. Approved :

KNUTSFORD. July 31, 1891.

ACT of Congress of the United States, to amend Title 60,

Chapter 3, of the Revised Statutes of the United States,

relating to Copyrights. [Chap. 565.]

[March 3, 1891.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that Section 4952 of the Revised Statutes be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

"Section 4952. The author, inventor, designer, or proprietor of any book, map, chart, dramatic or musical composition, engraving, eut, print, or photograph or negative thereof, or of a painting, drawing, chromo, statue, statuary, and of models or designs intended to be perfected as works of the fine arts, and the executors, administrators, or assigns of any such person, shall, upon complyin. with the provisions of this Chapter, have the sole liberty of printing, re printing, publishing, completing, copying, executing, finishing, and vending the same; and, in the case of dramatic composition, of publicly performing or representing it or causing it to be performed [1890-91. LXXXIII.]

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or represented by others; and authors or their assigns shall have exclusive right to dramatize and translate any of their works for which copyright shall have been obtained under the laws of the United States."

$ 2. That Section 4954 of the Revised Statutes be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

“Section 4954. The author, inventor, or designer, if he be still living, or his widow or children, if he be dead, shall have the same exclusive right continued for the further term of 14 years, upon recording the title of the work or description of the article so secured a second time, and complying with all other regulations in regard to original copyrights, within six months before the expiration of the first term; and such persons shall, within two months from the date of said renewal, cause a copy of the record thereof to be published in one or more newspapers printed in the United States for the space of four weeks.”

$ 3. Tbat Section 4956 of the Revised Statutes of the United States be, and the same is hereby, amended so that it shall read as follows:

“Section 4956. No person shall be entitled to a copyright unless he shall, on or before the day of publication in this or any foreign country, deliver at the office of the Librarian of Congress, or deposit in the mail within the United States, addressed to the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, District of Columbia, a printed copy of the title of the book, map, chart, dramatic or musical composition, engraving, cut, print, photograph, or chromo, or a description of the painting, drawing, statue, statuary, or a model or design for a work of the fine arts for which he desires a copyright, nor unless he shall also, not later than the day of the publication thereof in this or any foreign country, deliver at the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, District of Columbia, or deposit it in the mail within the United States, addressed to the Librarian of Congress, at Washington, District of Columbia, two copies of such copyright book, nap, «hart, dramatic or musical composition, engraving, chromo, cut, print, or photograph, or in case of a painting, drawing, statue, statuary, model, or design for a work of the fine arts, a photograph of same: provided that in the case of a book, photograph, chromo, or lithograph, the two copies of the same required to be delivered or deposited as above shall be printed from type set within the limits of the United States, or from plates made therefrom, or from negatives, or drawings on stone made within the limits of the United States, or from transfers made therefrom. During the existence of such copyright the importation into the United States of any book, chromo, lithograph, or photograph so copyrighted, or any edition or editions thereof, or any plates of the same not made from type set, negatives, or drawings on stone made within the limits of the United States, shall be, and it is hereby, prohibited, except in the cases specified in paragraphs 512 to 516 inclusive, in Section 2 of the Act entitled “An Act to reduce the revenue and equalize the duties on imports, and for other purposes," approved the 1st October, 1890; and except in the case of persons purchasing for use and not for sale, who import subject to the duty thereon, not more than two copies of such book at any one time; and except in the case of newspapers and magazines, not containing in whole or in part matter copyrighted under the provisions of this Act, unauthorized by the author, which are hereby exempted from prohibition of importation : provided, nevertheless, that in the case of books in foreign languages, of which only translations in English are copyrighted, the prohibition of importation shall apply only to the translation of the same, and the importation of the books in the original language shall be permitted."

$ 4. That Section 4958 of the Revised Statutes be, and the same is hereby, amended so that it will read as follows:

“Section 4958. The Librarian of Congress shall receive from the persons to whom the services designated are rendered the following fees :

"1. For recording the title or description of any copyright book or other article, 50 cents.

"2. For every copy under seal of such record actually given to the person claiming the copyright, or his assigns, 50 cents.

"3. For recording and certifying any instrument of writing for the assignment of a copyright, 1 dollar.

“ 4. For every copy of an assignment, 1 dollar.

"All fees so received shall be paid into the Treasury of the l'nited States : provided that the charge for recording the title or description of any article entered for copyright, the production of a person not a citizen or resident of the United States, shall be 1 dollar, to be paid as above into the Treasury of the United States, to defray the expenses of lists of copyrighted articles as hereinafter provided for.

“And it is hereby made the duty of the Librarian of Congress to furnish to the Secretary of the Treasury copies of the entries of titles of all books and other articles wherein the copyright has been completed by the deposit of two copies of such book printed from type set within the limits of the United States, in accordance with the provisions of this Act and by the deposit of two copies of such other article made or produced in the United States; and the Secretary of the Treasury is hereby directed to prepare and print, at intervals of not inore than a week, catalogues of such title-entries for distribution to the Collectors of Customs of the United States,

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