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'OCLAMATION by Her Majesty's High Commissioner for South Africa, respecting the Exemption of Regimental Canteens from certain Licences in the Bechuanaland Protectorate.-- July 15, 1893.

WHEREAS it is expedient to empower the holders of regimental iteen licences issued under the provisions of my Proclamation of : 4th day of April, 1892,* during the currency of such licence, trade within any of the territories defined in my Proclamation of • 27th September, 1892,t with members of the Bechuanaland lice Force, without taking out and possessing the licence required section 23 of my Proclamation of the 10th day of June, 1891,1 d also to deal in gunpowder within the said territories with the id members without taking out and possessing the licence required

Tariff' 15 of Schedule 2 to “ The Stamp and Office Fees Act, 884;" Now, therefore, under and by virtue of the powers, authorities,

jurisdiction conferred upon and committed to me by Her Majesty, I do hereby proclaim, declare, and make known as follows:

1. Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in my Proclamation of the 10th day of June, 1891, “The Stamp Act, 1870,” and “The Stamp and Office Fees Act, 1884,” it shall be lawful for the holders of regimental canteen licences issued under the provisions of my Proclamation of the 4th day of April, 1892, to trade within the territories defined in section 3 of my Proclamation of the 27th day of September, 1892, with members of the Bechuanaland Border Police Force, without having previously obtained the licence required by section 23 of my Proclamation of the 10th day of June aforesaid, and also to deal in gunpowder within the said territories with the said members without having previously obtained the licence required by “The Stamp and Office Fees Act, 1884."

2. Any holder of such regimental canteen licence as aforesaid, who shall trade as aforesaid or deal in gunpowder as aforesaid, with any person not being a member of the Bechuanaland Border Police Force, without having previously taken out the particular licence required by law, for the performance of either of such Acts, shall be guilty of contravening section 30 of my Proclamation of the 10th day of June aforesaid, or section 6 of "The Stamp Act, 1870,as amended by “The Stamp and Office Fees Act, 1884,” as the case "Vol. LXXXIV, page 407.

+ Vol. LXXXIV, page 358. I Vol. LXXXIV, page 828.

may be, and shall be liable to the penalty provided in such Proclamation or Act, as the case may be, for a contravention thereof.

God save the Queen ! Given under my hand and seal, this 15th day of July, 1893.

(L.S.) HENRY B. LOCH, High Commissioner, By command of his Excellency the High Commissioner,

GRAHAM BOWER, Imperial Secretary.

PROCLAMATION by Her Majesty's High Commissioner for

South Africa, respecting Permits to Natives to purchase Ammunition in the Bechuanaland Protectorate.- November 15, 1893.

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the Law relating to the granting of permits authorizing the purchase or receipt by natives of ammunition in the territory known as the Bechuanaland Prote:torate (including the Tati district):

Now, therefore, under and by virtue of the powers, authorities, and jurisdiction conferred upon and committed to me by Her Majesty, I do hereby proclaiın, declare, and make known as follows :

1, My Proclamation dated the 4th day of October, 1892,* published in the Government Gazette Extraordinary" of the 5th day of October, 1892, and of the 31st day of December, 1892, and published in the “Government Gazette" of the same date, shall be and the same are hereby repealed, except as to acts done, rights acquired, liabilities incurred, offences committed, or proceedings taken before the taking effect of this Proclamation.

2. The operation of this Proclamation is limited to the territories as defined in section 3 of my Proclamation of the 27th day of September, 1892. I

3. For the purpose of this Proclamation the following terms shall have the meaning herein assigned to them, namely :

" Native” shall mean any aboriginal native belonging to ans native tribe, and includes half-castes and all persons of mixed race living as members of any native community, tribe, kraal, or location.

“Ammunition” shall meau gunpowder, percussion caps, lead, and cartridges. * Vol. LXXXIV, page 395.

+ Vol. LXXXIV, page 401. | Vol. LXXXIV, page 358.

4. It shall be lawful for any Resident Commissioner, Assistant omissioner, or Magistrate, upon the personal application of and duction of any native of a certificate under the hand of the ef of the tribe to which such native belongs, or such other dence as may be satisfactory to the Assistant Commissioner that h native is the owner or in lawful possession of a gun in respect wbich do ammunition has been obtained during the year comncing the 1st day of January iinmediately preceding the date of ; certificate, to grant to such native a permit authorizing the rebase or receipt by such native during the period in such permit ated, not exceeding the term of twelve months from the date ereof, of not more than 100 cartridges if the gun mentioned in eb certificate shall be a breech-loader, or of not more than 5 lbs.

gunpowder, 500 percussion caps, and 20 lbs. of lead, if such gun iall be a muzzle-loader, and such Resident Commissioner, Assistant ommissioner, or Magistrate, shall, in case he shall grant such ermit, enter thereon, and also in a register to be kept by him ar that purpose, the particulars following, viz. :

(2.) The name and residence of the grantee of such permit.

(6) The amount and description of ammunition authorized to be purchased or received by virtue of such permit.

(c) The date on which such permit shall be granted.

And such Resident Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, or Magistrate shall affix his signature to such permit.

Provided, however, that it shall not be lawful for any Resident Commissioner, or Assistant Commissioner, or Magistrate, to grant more than one permit in respect of the same gun during the year commencing the 1st day of January immediately preceding.

6. Every such permit as aforesaid shall expire so soon as the grantee thereof shall have purchased or received the full amouut of smmunition mentioned in such permit, and in any case such permit shall expire on the 31st day of December next after the date of the grant thereof.

6. One of the following fees shall be paid for and in respect every such permit as aforesaid, viz.

(a.) The sum of 58., if such permit shall authorize the purchase ur receipt of cartridges ; or

(6.) The sum of 28. 6d. if such permit shall authorize the purchase or receipt of gunpowder, percussion caps, or lead.

And every such fee shall be denoted by stamps to be affixed to such permit, and to be cancelled by the Resident Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, or Magistrate granting such permit.

7. Every such permit as aforesaid shall authorize the receipt of the ammunition therein mentioned by the grantee thereof from no person other than a person licensed to deal in ammunition.

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8. Any person not being such licensed dealer as aforesaid shall deliver any ammunition to any native, whether such native or shall not be the grantee of any such permit as aforesaid, upon conviction be liable to a ine not exceeding 5001., an default of payment to imprisonment for any period not excee seven years unless such fine shall be sooner paid.

9. Any native who shall, when making application for a per produce to any Resident Commissioner, Assistant Commissione Magistrate, any certificate knowing the same to be forged o be false in any material particular, or who shall sell, excha barter, or dispose of any ammunition obtained by means of a per granted under the provisions of this Proclamation otherwise t for the purpose in such permit stated, shall be liable upon convict to a penalty not exceeding 1001., and in default of payment imprisonment with or without hard labour for any period exceeding six months unless the fine be sooner paid.

10. It shall be the duty of every person licensed to deal ammunition to keep a special book or register in which be s enter in the case of any sale or supply of ammunition to any nat the particulars following, namely :

(a.) The name and residence of such native.

(6.) The amount and description of ammunition so sold supplied.

(c.) The date of such sale or supply.

(d.) The name of the Resident Commissioner, Assistant Co missioner, or Magistrate, whose signature shall be on such peru and such licensed dealer sball, within the first fourteen days of eve month, deliver, or cause to be delivered, to the Resident Cor missioner, Assistant Commissioner, or Magistrate having jurisdictio over the place where such licensed dealer shall reside, a retul or account of the sales or supplies of ammunition to natives by bir and every such return or account shall contain the particulars i this section mentioned, and shall be signed by such licensed deala and it shall and may be lawful for such Resident Commissione Assistant Commissioner, or Magistrate, or any person authorized by bim, in writing, under his band at all reasonable times to bave acces to such book or register.

11. It shall further be the duty of every such licensed dealer a aforesaid in the case of any sale or supply of any ammunition to any native to indorse on the permit authorizing the purchase or receipt thereof by the native producing the same the amount and description of ammunition so sold or supplied, and the data of such sale or supply, and the said dealer shall further affis tas signature to such permit immediately opposite or beneath such indorseinent; and such permit when so indorsed shall authorize the

rchase or receipt by the grantee thereof of such quantity of munition as shall, together with the amount or amounts, if any, wiously indorsed on such permit in accordance with this Promation, not exceed the total quantity originally authorized to purchased or received by such permit and no more.

12. Any licensed dealer in ammunition who shall be guilty of e following acts or offences shall, upon conviction in respect of ch act or offence, be liable to a fine pot exceeding 5001., and in fault of payment to imprisonment, with or without hard labour, r any period not exceeding seven years, unless such fine be sooner nid:

(a.) Selling or supplying ammunition to any native who shall ut be authorized by any such permit as aforesaid to receive the ime.

(6.) Selling or supplying to any native a larger quantity of mmunition than such native shall by such permit be authorized to receive.

(6.) Wilfully and knowingly indorsing on any such permit as aforesaid a smaller quantity of ammunition than he shall have actually sold or supplied to the grantee of such permit.

(d.) Neglecting or refusing to indorse on any such permit as aforesaid the amount and description of ammunition sold by him to the grantee of such permit.

(e.) Making any false entry, or, with intent to defraud or deceive, altering or obliterating any entry in any book or register which, by this Proclamation, he is required to keep.

(1) Neglecting or failing to make any such entries as aforesaid in the book or register he is by this Proclamation required to keep.

(9-) Delivering or causing to be delivered to the Resident Commissioner, Assistant Commissioner, or Magistrate any such return or accounts as mentioned in section 10 hereof, which shall, to his knowledge, be false in any material particular.

(4.) Selling or supplying any ammunition to any native whom be shall know not to be the grantee of the permit produced to him.

God save the Queen! Given under my hand and seal, this 15th day of November, 1893.

(L.S.) HENRY B. LOCH, High Commissioner. By command of his Excellency the High Commissioner,

GRAHAM BOWER, Imperial Secretary.

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