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of the Colonial Secretary or such other officer as may hereafter have the custody thereof of any entry in such register or record shall be given to any person requiring the same upon payment of the fees hereinafter provided.

10. It shall be lawful for the Governor to direct, by order to be published in the “Gazette,” that the record or file of patents heretofore kept under the Ordinances hereby repealed, and the Register of Patents herein provided for, be transferred from the Colonial Secretary's Office to such place, and be placed under the custody of such officer, as he may think fit.

11.-—-(1.) The Governor in Council may make and, when made, may, from time to time, alter, amend, or revoke rules and regulations for the better carrying out of this Ordinance, and a table of fees to be charged and paid thereuuder.

(2.) Such rules and regulations and fees shall, from time to time, be notified in the “Government Gazette," and shall take effect from the date specitied in such notification.

(3.) Until altered, amended, or revoked, the fees in Schedule (C). hereto shall be the fees under this Ordinance.

12. Ordinances Nos. 14 of 1862, No. 6 of 1890, and No. 8 of 1891, are hereby repealed, but such repeal shall not affect any right acquired, privilege granted, or anything lawfully done or suffered under the said Ordinances, or any or either of them.

Passed the Legislative Council of Hong Kong, this 28th day of March, 1892.

A. M. THOMSON, Acting Clerk of Councils.

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Assented to by bis Excellency the Governor, the 1st day of April, 1892.

G. T. M. O'BRIEN, Colonial Secretary.


Form of Petition.

The humble Petition of A. B. [or, as the case may be, of C. D., as agent

for A. B.], &c.

That your Petitioner (or, as the case may be, that A. B., of whom your Petitioner is the agent, assignee, executor, or administrator] has obtained Her Majesty's Letters Patent, dated the

day of

, 189 , for [state the title of the invention as granted], and that such Letters Patent are lo continue in force for

years from the

day of That your Petitioner believes that the said invention is not now, and has not hitherto been, publicly used in this Colony ;

That the following is the description of the said invention : [Here state the


sarticulars shortly in accordance with the Specification on which the Letters Patent in England were granted] :

Your Petitioner therefore prays for leave to file a Specification of the said invention, pursuant to the provisions of “The Patent Ordinance, 1892.”

And your Petitioner will ever pray, &c.


I There insert name, condition, and place of residence] do solemnly and sincerely declare that I am, [or, if male by an agent, then that A. B. of is) in possession absolutely [or, if made in respect of a locally confined interest, then within the Colony of Hong Kong, or according to fact] of an invention for state the nature of the invention in terms of the English Patent], and which in vention, I believe, will in all probability be of great public utility within Hong Kong; and that the same is not publicly used within the said Colony; and that to the best of my knowledge and belief the instrument in writing under my hand hereunto annexed particularly describes and ascertains the nature of the said invention and in what manner the same is to be performed. Dated the

189. (Signed)

day of


Dol. c.

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For filing petition of inventor or of owner by assignment, trans

mission, &c., for which Letters have not theretofore been granted
in the Colony

5 00 On grant of Letters Patent

25 00 On application for extension

5 00 On grant of extension or original Letters in lieu of extension..

25 00 On application for registration of notifications of assignments, transmissions, &c.

5 00 On registering notifications of assignment, transmission, &c.

2 50 For every inspection and search of Register, &c.

1 00 For certified copies of entries under the hand of the Colonial Secretary for every extract not exceeding a folio of seventy-two words

2 00 And for every folio or portion of a folio exceeding seventy-two words at the rate of (per folio)

0 25 Note.—Applicants must, in addition, pay the cost of all requisite

advertisements in the “ Gazette" and other papers.



ACT of the Government of the Cape of Good Hope, to amend

the Law regarding the Landing, Shipment, and Removal of Fire-arms and Ammunition.

[No. 17.]

[Assented to, August 27, 1892.] Be it enacted by the Governor of the Cape of Good Hope, with the advice and consent of the Legislative Council and House of Assembly thereof, as follows :

1. For the purposes of this Act the following terms shall have the meaning assigned to them by this section, unless such meaning be inconsistent with the context:

“Fire-arms” means guns, pistols, and all parts thereof, and any other description of fire-arms, and all parts thereof, wherein any explosive is capable of being used.

“Ammunition” means any explosive capable of being used in the explosion of fire-arms, and includes cartridges, cartridge cases, shot, bullets, lead, and percussion caps.

2. The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th sections of the Ordinance No. 7 of 1834, being an Ordinance for regulating the trade in gunpowder in this Colony, the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th sections and first Schedule of the Ordinance No. 2 of 1853, as perpetuated by Act No. 28 of 1864, and such other provisions in the said Ordinances or any other law as may be repugnant to, or inconsistent with, the provisions of this Act, are hereby repealed.

3. From and after the taking effect of this Act, no fire-arms or ammunition shall be landed or removed from the landing-place, or from any bonding warehouse, or shipped to any boat, craft, or vessel, at any port in this Colony, without the permission in writing of the Collector or other principal officer of Customs at such port, and under such regulations as may be prescribed by the Governor in that behalf: Provided that no fire-arms or ammunition shall be shipped to, landed, or removed from the landing-place or any bonding warehouse at Port St. John's or at Walfisch Bay, or at any such port as the Governor may determine and notify by Proclamation in the “Gazette,” without the authority of his Excellency the Governor, or some person duly authorized thereto by him; and provided further that nothing in this Act contained shall extend to the removal by sea of lead pipes or sheet lead for building and such like purposes; nor shall anything in this Act be construed to extend to or affect fire-arms or ammunition the property of Her Majesty the Queen or the Colonial Government, or any such articles proved, to the satisfaction of the Collector or other officer of Customs, to be really and bona fide intended for the use of mariners or others

avigating the ship or vessel on board of which such articles may be sipped, or for the personal use of any passenger arriving or proeding by sea.

4. It shall be lawful for the Governor from time to time to lake, alter, amend, or revoke rules and regulations for the landing, emoval, and shipment of fire-arms and ammunition at any port in his Colony, and for generally carrying out the prorisions of this Ict, and all such rules and regulations when made shall be published

the “Gazette," and when so published shall bave the force of law.

5. Any person who shall contravene any of the provisions of section 3 of this Act, or any regulation made and published as :rovided for in section 4, shall be liable to a fine not exceeding 1007., and, in default of payment, to imprisonment, with or without hard labour, for any period not exceeding three years, or to both such fine and imprisonment; and all fire-arms or ammunition landed, removed, or shipped in contravention of any such section or regulation, and all vehicles and animals made use of in the removal of such firearms or ammunition, shall become forfeited to the Colonial Treasury.

6. This Act shall come into operation upon a date to be fixed by the Governor by Proclamation in the “Gazette,” and may be cited as " The Fire-Arms and Ammunition Act, 1892.”

ACT of the Government of Newfoundland, to regulate the

Prosecution of the Seal Fishery. [Cap. 2.]

[Passed June 1, 1892.] Be it enacted by the Governor, the Legislative Council, and House of Assembly, in Legislative Session convened, as follows :

1. No steamer shall leave any port of Newfoundland or its dependencies for the prosecution of the senl fishery before the hour of 6 o'clock in the forenoon of the 12th day of March in any year, under a penalty of 4,000 dollars, to be recovered from the master, owner, or other person on whose account such steamer shall have been sent to such fishery: Provided that, in the event of the said 12th day of March falling on Sunday, any steamer may leave port for such fishery at any time after 4 o'clock in the afternoon of the previous day.

2. No seals shall be killed by any crew of any steamer, or by any member thereof, before the 14th day of March, or after the 20th day of April in any year, nor shall seals so killed be brought into any port of this Colony or its dependencies, as aforesaid, in any year, under a penalty of 4,000 dollars, to be recovered from the master, owner, or other person on whose account such steamer shall bave been sent to such fishery.


3. No steamer shall proceed to the seal fishery from any port of a this Colony or its dependencies on a second or subsequent trip in any year under a penalty of 4,000 dollars, to be recovered from the master, owner, or other person on whose account such steamer shall have been sent to such fishery ; provided that if it be shown to the satisfaction of the Collector, Sub-Collector, or other Customs officer of the port from which said steamer sails, that the steamer has been forced by any accident to return to port during the first trip, she, shall not be deemed to have gone upon a second or subsequent trip if she leaves port before the 25th day of March iu any year.

4. For the purposes of this Act, steamers which have been on a first trip shall be deemed to be on a second or subsequent trip they shall engage, at any time during the same year, in killing seals at any place within the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court of New foundland after returning from such first trip; and the master and owners shall be liable to the same penalties as provided in the 3rd section of this Act. Any complaints, on information, under this section, shall be made within three months next after the return of the said steamer to a port of this island.

5. Sealing masters violating any of the preceding sections of this Act shall be incompetent for two years after conviction for any offence thereunder to be employed to cominand steamers at the seal fishery, or to be cleared at the custom-house as masters of such steamers.

6. No officer of Her Majesty's Customs in this Colony shall clear any steamer for a sealing voyage before the 11th day of March in any year: provided that, in the event of the said 11th day of March falling on Sunday, such steamer may be cleared on the preceding Saturday.

7. No action shall be brought by any person to recover any penalty provided by this Act, except as provided by the 4th section of this Act, after twelve months from the time such penalty shall have been incurred.

8. All penalties incurred under the preceding sections of this Act shall be sued for and recovered in a summary manner before a Stipendiary Magistrate by any person who shall sue for the same; one-half of such penalty shall go to the person who shall sue for and prosecute the same, and the remainder to the Receiver-General for the use of the Colony : Provided that if the person so prosecuting under this section, having made the complaint before a Stipendiary Magistrate, refuse or neglect to prosecute the same with effect, to judgment, within three months after making the same complaint, it shall be lawful for any other person to make a com

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