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administration granted by the Courts of the United Kingdom, direct by Order in Council that this Act shall, subject to any exceptions and modifications specified in the Order, apply to that possession, and thereupon, while the Order is in force, this Act shall apply accordingly;".

And whereas Her Majesty is satisfied that the Legislatures of the British possessions hereinafter mentioned have made adequate provision for the recognition in those possessions of probates and letters of administration granted by the Courts of the United Kingdom;

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of the powers by the above recited Act in Her Majesty vested, is pleased by and with the advice of her Most Honourable Privy Council to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows :

“ The Colonial Probates Act, 1892," shall apply to the British possessions hereunder mentioned :

Hong Kong;
Western Australia : and
The Province of Ontario in the Dominion of Canada.

And the Most Honourable the Marquess of Ripon, Her Majesty's Priucipal Secretary of State for the Colonies, is to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

C. L. PEEL

BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, prohibiting the Catching of

Seals by British Ships in Behring Sea until the 1st May, 1894.--Windsor, May 16, 1893.

At the Court at Windsor, the 16th day of May, 1893.
PRESENT: THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.

Lord President.
Marquess of Ripon.
Mr. Secretary Asquith.

WHEREAS by “The Seal Fishery (Behring Sea) Act, 1891,"* it is enacted that Her Majesty the Queen may, by Order in Council, prohibit the catching of seals by British ships in Behring Sea or such part thereof as is defined by the said Order during the period limited by the Order ; And whereas the expression “Bebring Sen" in the said Act

* Vol. LXXXIII, page 123.

means the seas known as Behring' Sea within the limits described in an Order under this Act;

And whereas an Order in Council was issued on the 23rd day of June, 1891,* prohibiting the catching of seals by British ships in Behring Sea as therein defined, until the 1st day of May, 1892;

And whereas a further Order in Council was issued on the 9th day of May, 1892,7 prohibiting the catching of seals by British ships in Behring Sea, as therein defined, until the 1st day of May, 1893:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in virtue of the powers vested in her by the said recited Act, by and with the advice of her Privy Council, is hereby pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as “The Seal Fishery (Behring Sea) Order in Council, 1893."

2. From and after the date of the present Order until the 1st day of May, 1894, unless Her Majesty in Council shall otherwise direct, the catching of seals by British ships in Behring Sea, as hereinafter defined, is hereby prohibited.

3. For the purposes of the said recited Act and of this Order the expression “ Behring Sea” means so much of that part of the Pacific Ocean known as Behring Sea as lies between the parallel of 65° 30' north latitude and the chain of the Aleutian Islands and eastward of the following line of demarcation, that is to say, a line commencing at a point in Behring Straits on the said parallel of 65° 30' north latitude, at its intersection by the meridian which passes midway between the Islands of Krusenstern or Ignalook and the Island of Ratmanoff or Noonarbook, and proceeding thence in a course nearly south-west through Behring Straits and the seas known as Behring Sea so as to pass midway between the northwest point of the Island of Saint Lawrence and the south-east point of Cape Choukotski to the meridian of 172° west longitude, thence, from the intersection of that meridian in a south-westerly direction so as to pass midway between the Island of Attou and the Copper Island of the Komandorski couplet or group in the North Pacific Ocean, to the meridian of 193° west longitude.

C. L. PEEL.

Vol. LXXXIII, page 160.

+ Vol. LXXXIV, page 282.

BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, applying The Colonial

Probates Act, 1892,"* to certain British Possessions.Windsor, May 16, 1893.

At the Court at Windsor, the 16th day of May, 1893.
PRESENT: THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.

Lord President.
Marquess of Ripon.
Mr. Secretary Asquith.

WHEREAS by the first section of " The Colonial Probates Act, 1892," it is enacted as follows:

“Her Majesty the Queen may, on being satisfied that the Legislature of any British possession has made adequate provision for the recognition in that possession of probates and letters of administration granted by the Courts of the United Kingdom, direct by Order in Council that this Act sball, subject to any exceptions and modifications specified in the Order, apply to that possession, and thereupon, while the Order is in force, this Act sball apply accordingly;"

And whereas Her Majesty is satisfied that the Legislatures of the British possessions hereinafter mentioned have made adequate provision for the recognition in those possessions of probates and letters of administration granted by the Courts of the United Kingdom :

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by virtue and in exercise of the powers by the above recited Act in Her Majesty vested, is pleased by and with the advice of her Most Honourable Privy Council to order, and it is bereby ordered, as follows:

“ The Colonial Probates Act, 1892," shall apply to the British possessions hereunder mentioned :

British Guiana ;
Gold Coast Colony;
South Australia ;
Straits Settlements.

And the Most Honourable the Marquess of Ripon, Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, is to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

C. L. PEEL

* Vol. LXXXIV, page 700.

BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, making Regulations for the

Prevention of Collisions by Dredgers navigating the River
Mersey.-Osborne, August 26, 1893.

At the Court at Osborne House, Isle of Wight, the 26th day of

August, 1893. PRESENT : THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL

W'HEREAS by “The Merchant Shipping Act Amendment Act, 1862,"* it is provided that in the case of any barbour, river, or other inland navigation for which rules concerning the lights or signals to be carried by vessels navigating the waters thereof, or concerning the steps for avoiding collisions to be taken by such vessels, are not, and cannot be, made, by or under the authority of any local Act, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty in Council, upon application from the harbour trust or body corporate (if any), owning or exercising jurisdiction upon such waters, to make rules concerning the lights or signals to be carried, and concerning the steps for avoiding collision to be taken by vessels navigating such waters; and that such rules, when so made, shall, so far as regards vessels navigating such waters, have the same effect as if they were regulations contained in Table (C) in the Schedule to the said Act, and notwithstanding anything in the said Act or in the Schedale thereto contained ;

And whereas the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, established by “ The Mersey Docks and Harbour Act, 1857,” for the time being empowered to carry into effect the provisions of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Acts, 1857 to 1891, are the body corporate owning and exercising jurisdiction over the River Mersey and the port and barbour of Liverpool;

And whereas by an Order in Council dated the 23rd day of June, 1891, made in pursuance of the said first recited Act, Her Majesty, on the application of the said Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, was pleased to make certain rules, set forth in the Schedule thereto, concerning the lights to be carried, and concerning the steps for avoiding collision to be taken by vessels, to wit, dredgers, anchored, moored, or working in the River Mersey or the sea channels leading thereto within the jurisdiction of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board ;

And whereas the said Mersey Docks and Harbour Board have applied to Her Majesty in Council to make, and have submitted for approval, certain new rules concerning the lights or signals to

• Vol. LXVI, page 682. (1892-93. LXXXV.]

be carried, and concerning the steps for avoiding collision to be taken by vessels, to wit, dredgers, when at work or in position for working, in the River Mersey or the sea channels leading thereto within the jurisdiction of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, such rules to be substituted for and in lieu of the rules set forth in the Schedule to the said recited Order in Council of the 23rd day of June, 1891 ;

And whereas the new rules so submitted as aforesaid appear to be reasonable and proper:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by virtue of the powers in her vested by the said recited Act, and by and with the advice of her Privy Council, is pleased to make the said new rules which are set forth in the Schedule hereto, and to direct that the same shall come into force from and after the date hereof, and be substituted for and in lieu of the rules contained in the Schedule to the said Order of the 23rd day of June, 1891, which is hereby revoked.

C. L. PEEL

SCHEDULE. Rules concerning the Lights or Signals to be carried and concerning the Steps

for avoiding Collision to be taken by Vessels, to wit, Dredgers, in the River Mersey, or the Sea Channels leading thereto, when at work or in position for working.

1. EVERY dredger in the River Mersey or the sea channels leading thereto within the jurisdiction of the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board, when at work or in position for working, shall carry the following lights and signals, riz.

Lights to be carried between Sunset and Sunrise. (a.) Forward. A white light in a globular lantern of not less than 8 inches in diameter, at a height not exceeding 10 feet above the hull, suspended from the forestay or otherwise near the bow where it can be best seen.

(6.) Amidships.-Three white lights in globular lanterns of not less than 8 inches in diameter, placed in triangular form not less than 8 feet apart, the base of the triangle to be at least 10 feet higher than the aft light, and to be also higher than and clear of the framework, funnels, or any other erections upon the dredger.

(c.) Aft.-A white light in a globular lantern of not less than 8 inches in diameter, double the height of the forward light, at the main or mizzen peak, or at the boom topping lift or otber position near the stern where it can be best seen.

Each of the above-mentioned lights shall be of sufficient power and so constructed as to show, with a clear atmosphere, a clear uniform and unbroker light visible all round the borizon at a distance of at least 1 mile.

Signals to be carried between Sunrise and Sunset. Amidships.—Three red balls, of not less than 2 foet in diameter, place in triangular form, not less than 8 feet apart, the base of the triangle to be

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