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munication or correspondence with any other state or power, or the agents or officers of any other state or power, except with the previous sanction and through the medium of the GovernorGeneral in Council.

(12) The Mahárája of Mysore shall not employ in his service any person not a native of India without the previous sanction of the Governor-General in Council, and shall, on being so required by the Governor-General in Council, dismiss from his service any person so employed.

(13) The coins of the Government of India shall be a legal tender in the said territories in the cases in which payment made in such coins would, under the law for the time being in force, be a legal tender in British India; and all laws and rules for the time being applicable to coins current in British India shall apply to coins current in the said territories. The separate coinage of the Mysore state, which has long been discontinued, shall not be revived.

(14) The Mahárája of Mysore shall grant free of all charge such land as may be required for the construction and working of lines of telegraph in the said territories wherever the GovernorGeneral in Council may require such land, and shall do his utmost to facilitate the construction and working of such lines. All lines of telegraph in the said territories, whether constructed and maintained at the expense of the British Government, or out of the revenues of the said territories, shall form part of the British telegraph system, and shall, save in cases to be specially excepted by agreement between the British Government and the Maharaja of Mysore, be worked by the British Telegraph Department; and all laws and rules for the time being in force in British India in respect to telegraphs, shall apply to such lines of telegraph when so worked.

(15) If the British Government at any time desires to construct or work, by itself or otherwise, a railway in the said territories, the Mahárája of Mysore shall grant free of all charge such land as may be required for that purpose, and shall transfer to the GovernorGeneral in Council plenary jurisdiction within such land; and no duty or tax whatever shall be levied on through traffic carried by such railway which may not break bulk in the said territories.

(16) The Mahárája of Mysore shall cause to be arrested and surrendered to the proper officers of the British Government any

person within the said territories accused of having committed an offence in British India, for whose arrest and surrender a demand may be made by the British Resident in Mysore, or some other officer authorized by him in this behalf; and he shall afford every assistance for the trial of such persons by causing the attendance of witnesses required, and by such other means as may be necessary.

(17) Plenary criminal jurisdiction over European British subjects in the said territories shall continue to be vested in the Governor-General in Council, and the Mahárája of Mysore shall exercise only such jurisdiction in respect to European British subjects as may from time to time be delegated to him by the Governor-General in Council.

(18) The Mahárája of Mysore shall comply with the wishes of the Governor-General in Council in the matter of prohibiting or limiting the manufacture of salt and opium, and the cultivation of poppy, in Mysore; also in the matter of giving effect to all such regulations as may be considered proper in respect to the export and import of salt, opium, and poppy heads.

(19) All laws in force and rules having the force of law in the said territories when the Mahárája Chamrajendra Wadiar Bahadur is placed in possession thereof, as shown in the schedule hereto annexed, shall be maintained and efficiently administered, and, except with the previous consent of the Governor-General in Council, the Mahárája of Mysore shall not repeal or modify such laws, or pass any laws or rules inconsistent therewith.

(20) No material change in the system of administration, as established when the Mahárája Chamrajendra Wadiar Bahadur is placed in possession of the territories, shall be made without the consent of the Governor-General in Council.

(21) All title-deeds granted and all settlements of land revenue made during the administration of the said territories by the British Government, and in force on the said 17th day of March, 1881, shall be maintained in accordance with the respective terms thereof, except in so far as they may be rescinded or modified either by a competent Court of law, or with the consent of the Governor-General in Council.

(22) The Mahárája of Mysore shall at all times conform to such advice as the Governor-General in Council may offer him with a view to the management of his finances, the settlement

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and collection of his revenues, the imposition of taxes, the administration of justice, the extension of commerce, the encouragement of trade, agriculture, and industry, and any other objects connected with the advancement of His Highness's interests, the happiness of his subjects, and his relations to the British Government.

(23) In the event of the breach or non-observance by the Mahárája of Mysore of any of the foregoing conditions, the Governor-General in Council may resume possession of the said territories and assume the direct administration thereof, or make such other arrangements as he may think necessary to provide adequately for the good government of the people of Mysore, or for the security of British rights and interests within the province.

(24) This document shall supersede all other documents by which the position of the British Government with reference to the said territories has been formally recorded. And, if any question arise as to whether any of the above conditions has been faithfully performed, or as to whether any person is entitled to succeed, or is fit to succeed to the administration of the said territories, the decision thereon of the Governor-General in Council shall be final.

(Signed) RIPON,

Viceroy and Governor-General. Fort William, ist March, 1881.

LAGOS PROTECTORATE ORDER IN COUNCIL

(The London Gazette, January 5, 1900) At the Court at Windsor, the 27th day of December, 1899.

Present, The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty. His Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught and Strathearn. Mr. Balfour. Mr. Ritchie.

Whereas Her Majesty hath acquired power and jurisdiction within divers countries on the West Coast of Africa, near or adjacent to Her Majesty's Colony of Lagos:

And whereas by an Order in Council bearing date the twentyninth day of December one thousand eight hundred and eightyseven, it was provided that it should be lawful for the Legislative Council for the time being of the Colony of Lagos, by Ordinance or Ordinances, to exercise and provide for giving effect to all such powers and jurisdiction as Her Majesty might, at any time before or after the passing of the said Order in Council, have acquired in the said territories adjacent to the Colony of Lagos, subject to such provisions as are in the said Order in Council described and set forth :

And whereas, it is expedient to define the limits within which the powers and jurisdiction of Her Majesty in the said territories under the provisions of the said Order in Council shall in future be exercised.

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in pursuance of the powers by “ The Foreign Jurisdiction Act, 1890," or otherwise in Her Majesty vested, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, is pleased to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:

I. This Order may be cited as the Lagos Protectorate Order in Council, 1899.

II. Subject to the provisions of the said Order in Council of the twenty-ninth December one thousand eight hundred and eightyseven, the Legislative Council for the time being of the Colony of Lagos may by Ordinance or Ordinances, exercise and provide for giving effect to all such powers and jurisdiction as Her Majesty may, at any time either before or after the passing of this Order, have acquired or may acquire within such of the territories of the West Coast of Africa near or adjacent to the Colony of Lagos as are within the limits of this order.

Provided that nothing in any such Ordinance or Ordinances contained shall take away or affect any rights secured to any natives in the said territories by any Treaties or arrangements made on behalf or with the sanction of Her Majesty, and that all such Treaties and agreements shall be and remain operative and in force, and that all pledges and undertakings therein contained shall remain mutually binding on all parties to the same.

III. The limits of this Order are the territories of Africa bounded by the following line,

Provided always that such parts of territories so bounded as are within that portion of Her Majesty's dominions which is known as the Colony of Lagos, shall not be included within the limits of this Order. The territories within the limits of this Order shall be known and described as the Lagos Protectorate.

IV. This Order shall be published in the Gazette of the Colony of Lagos, and shall thereupon commence and come into operation;

and the Governor shall give directions for the publication of this Order at such places, and in such manner, and for such time or times as he thinks proper for giving due publicity thereto within the Lagos Protectorate.

And the Right Honorable Joseph Chamberlain, one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, is to give the necessary directions herein accordingly.

A. W. Fitz Roy.

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