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having regard to the provisions of a Convention, the ratifications of which were exchanged on the 5th day of September, 1887,* between Her Majesty and the Governments of the foreign countries named in the said Order, was pleased to make an Order in Council, dated the 28th day of November, 1857, with respect to the protection to be given by way of copyright to the authors of literary and artistic works first produced in one of the said foreign countries;

And whereas it has been intimated to Her Majesty's Government that the Government of the Principality of Montenegro have notified the accession of that country to the said Convention ;

And whereas Her Majesty in Council is satisfied that the said Principality of Montenegro has made such provisions as it appears to Her Majesty expedient to require for the protection of authors of works first produced in Her Majesty's dominions :

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice of her Privy Council, and by virtue of the authority committed to her by the said Acts, doth declare, and it is hereby declared, that the provisions of the said Order hereinbefore specified shall extend to the said Principality of Montenegro.

This Order shall come into operation on and from the date hereof.

And the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury are to give the necessary orders berein accordingly.

C. L. PEEL.

BRITISH ORDER IN COUNCIL, respecting the Tonnage

Measurement of Italian Vessels.--Windsor, November 23, 1893.

At the Court at Windsor, the 23rd day of November, 1893. PRESENT: THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.

WHEREAS by “The Merchant Shipping Act Amendment Act, 1862,"f it is enacted that whenever it is made to appear to Her Majesty that the rules concerning the measurement of tonnage of merchant-ships for the time being iu force under “The Merchant Shipping Act, 1854,” therein called the Principal Act, have been adopted by the Government of any foreign country, and are in force in that country, it shall be lawful for Her Majesty by Order in Council to direct that the ships of such foreign country shall be deemed to be of the tonnage denoted in their certificates of registry or other national papers, and thereupon it shall no longer be neces

* Vol. LXXVII, page 22. + Vol. LXXVIII, page 1015.

I Vol. LXVI, page 682.

sary for such ships to be remeasured in any port or place in Her Majesty's dominions, but such ships shall be deemed to be of the tonnage denoted on their certificates of registry or other papers in the same manner, to the same extent, and for the same purposes, in, to, and for which the tonnage denoted in the certificates of registry of British ships is to be deemed the tonnage of such ships;

And whereas Her Majesty, by Order in Council dated the 30th day of September, 1873,* was pleased to direct that merchant, sailing, and steam-ships, belonging to the Kingdom of Italy, the measurement whereof had, after the 1st day of July, 1873, been ascertained and denoted in the registers and other national papers of such ships testified by the dates thereof, should be deemed to be of the tonnage denoted in their registers or other national papers, in the same manner, and to the same extent, and for the same purposes, in, to, and for which the tonnage denoted in the certificates of registry of British ships is deemed to be the tonnage of such ships; provided, nevertheless, that if the owner or master of any Italian steam-ship should desire the deduction for engine-room in such ship to be estimated under the rules for engine-room measurement and deduction applicable to British ships instead of under the Italian rule, the engine-room should be measured and the deduction calculated according to the British rules;

And whereas Her Majesty by Order in Council dated the 14th day of February, 1883,† was pleased to declare that (the rules for engine-room measurement and deduction applicable to the steamships of Italy having been modified by Royal Decree of His Majesty the King of Italy, dated the 30th day of July, 1882) the steam-ships of Italy, the certificates of Italian nationality and registry of which were dated on or after the 21st day of September, 1882, should be deemed to be of the tonnage denoted in the said certificates of Italian nationality and registry ;

And whereas it has been made to appear to Her Majesty that it is expedient that certain additions should be made to the provisions of the said last recited Order in Council in regard to the mode of estimating the net registered tonnage of Italian ships :

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in virtue of the powers vested in her by the said recited Acts, and by and with the advice of her Privy Council, is further pleased to direct as follows, viz., that in the event of the net registered tonnage of Italian ships, estimated under the British rules, being denoted on their certificates of registry or other national papers, the same shall be deemed to be of the tonnage so denoted therein.

C. L. PEEL.

* Vol. LXV, page 648.

+ Vol. LXXIV, page 888.

ACT of the British Parliament, to carry into effect an Inter

national Convention respecting the Liquor Traffic in the

North Sea. [56 & 57 Vict., c. 17.)

[June 29, 1893.] Be it enacted by the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

1. The Convention set out in the Schedule to this Aet (hereinafter referred to as the scheduled Convention) is, with the Protocol thereto annexed, hereby confirmed, and the Articles thereof shall be of the same force as if they were enacted in the body of this Act.

2. If within the North Sea limits but outside territorial waters any person on board or belonging to a British vessel supplies spirituous liquors to any person on board or belonging to a sea fishing-boat he shall be liable

(a.) If the liquors are supplied in exchange for any article not belonging to the person supplied, to a fine not exceeding 501., or, in the discretion of the Court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, with or without hard labour; and

(6.) If the liquors are sold otherwise than by way of exchange for any such article, to a fine not exceeding 302, or, in the discretion of the Court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months, with or without hard labour.

3. If within the North Sea limits but outside territorial waters any person on board or belonging to a British sea fishing-boat purchases spirituous liquors, he shall be liable

(a.) If he gives any article not belonging to him in exchange for the liquors, to a fine not exceeding 501., or, in the discretion of the Court, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months with or without hard labour; and

(6.) If he purchases the liquors otherwise than by way of exchange for any such article, to a fine not exceeding 101.

4. If within the North Sea limits but outside territorial waters any person on board or belonging to a British vessel deals with any person on board or belonging to a sea fishing-boat in any provisions or other articles for his use, except spirituous liquors, without a licence granted in pursuance of Article III of the scheduled Convention, or without carrying on his vessel the mark agreed upon in pursuance of that Article, or in contravention of any conditions of a licence so granted, be shall be liable to a fine not exceeding 201., and his licence may be revoked.

5. Her Majesty the Queen may from time to time by Order in Council make regulations for any of the following purposes :

(a.) For prescribing the mode in which licences under Article III of the scheduled Convention are to be granted, renewed, and revoked ; and

(6.) For prescribing the mode of application for such licences, and the conditions under which, and the time for which, the licences are to be granted ; and

(c.) Generally for giving effect to any of the provisions of this Act or any of the Articles of the scheduled Convention.

6. For the purpose of enforcing the provisions of this Act in the case of British and foreign vessels, whether within or beyond the North Sea limits, all British and foreign sea fishery officers respectively within the meaning of “ The Sea Fisheries Act, 1883,"* shall have the same powers, and be entitled to the same protection, as they have and are entitled to for the purpose of enforcing the provisions of that Act in the case of British and foreign sea fishingboats respectively.

Provided that in the case of a vessel not being either a sea fishing-boat or a vessel habitually employed in dealing with fishermen, the power of a sea fishery officer to take the vessel to any port shall not be exercised, unless the sea fishery officer is satisfied that its exercise is necessary for the suppression of grave disorder.

7. Sections 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22 of “The Sea Fisheries Act, 1883," shall apply in the case of offences, fines, and legal proceedings under this Act in the same manner as they apply in the case of offences, fines, and legal proceedings under that Act, and in those sections as so applied the expression “sea fishing-boat " shall include any vessel.

8. Section 17 of "The Sea Fisheries Act, 1883," shall apply in the case of any formal statement drawn up in pursuance of Article VII of the scheduled Convention in the same manner as it applies in the case of any document drawn up in pursuance of the Convention set out in the first Schedule to that Act.

9. In this Act,

The expression “North Sea limits” shall mean the limits of the North Sea as fixed by Article IV of the Convention set out in the first Schedule to "The Sea Fisheries Act, 1883."

The expression “territorial waters " shall mean the territorial waters of Her Majesty's dominions as defined by “ The Territorial Waters Jurisdiction Act, 1878."

The expression “sea fishing-boat" shall have the same meaning as “ The Sea Fisheries Act, 1883."

The expression “ vessel” sball include ship, boat, lighter, and craft of every kind, whether navigated by steam or otherwise.

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* Vol. LXXIV, page 199.

+ Vol. LXIX, page 202.

The expression “spirituous liquors” shall include every liquid obtained by distillation and containing more than 5 per centum of alcohol.

10.-(1.) This Act shall come into force on such day as may be fixed by a notice in that behalf published in the “ London Gazette."*

(2.) The provisions of this Act relatiug to the sea fishery officers of any foreign State bound by the Convention set out in the first Schedule to “The Sea Fisheries Act, 1883," sball continue in operation notwithstanding the termination of the operation of that Convention as respects that foreign State.

(3.) So much of this Act as bas effect outside territorial waters sball, if the scheduled Convention ceases to be binding on Her Majesty, cease to apply to the vessels and officers of any foreign State bound by the scheduled Convention, but, subject as aforesaid, this Act shall continue in force notwithstanding the determination of the scheduled Convention.

(4.) A notification in the “ London Gazette" shall be sufficient evidence of the adhesion of any foreign State to the scheduled Convention, and of the application of this Act to the vessels and officers of any foreign States.

11. “The North Sea Fisheries Act, 1888,"† is hereby repealed.

12. This Act may be cited as “ The North Sea Fisheries Act, 1893."

SCHEDULE.

Convention respecting the Liquor Traffic in the North Sea.- Signed

at the Hague, November 16, 1887.

[Vol. LXXIX, page 894.]

PROTOCOL.-Signed at the Hague, February 14, 1893.

[Vol. LXXIX, page 894.]

* The 23rd day of May, 1894, was fixed by Notification of April 11, 1894; inserted in the “ London Gazette" of April 13, 1894.

+ Vol. LXXIX, page 1057.

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