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2. In the fourth paragraph of section 7 of the Negotiable Instruments

Act, 1881, for the words “When acceptance is Amendment of section 7, Act

refused and the bill is protested for non-accepXXVI. of 1881.

tance" the following shall be substituted, namely :-“When a bill of exchange has been noted or protested for nonacceptance or for better security." New section inserted after sec

3. After section 45 of the same Act the tion 45 of the same Act.

following shall be inserted:"45A. Where a bill of exchange has been lost before it is over-due, the

person who was the holder of it may apply to Holder's right to duplicate of

the drawer to give him another bill of the same lost bill.

tenor, giving security to the drawer, if required, to indemnify him against all persons whatever in case the bill alleged to have been lost shall be found again.

“If the drawer on request as aforesaid refuses to give such duplicate bill, he may be compelled to do so."

4. To section 61, and the first paragraph Addition to sections 61 and 64

of section 64, of the same Act, the following of the same Act.

shall be added :"Where authorized by agreement or usage, a presentment through the post office by means of a registered letter is sufficient." Addition to section 101 of the

5. To section 101 of the same Act the

following shall be added :A notary public may make the demand mentioned in clause (c) of this section either in person or by his clerk or, where authorised by agreement or usage, by registered letter." Section inserted after section

6. After section 104 of the same Act 104 of the same Act.

the following shall be inserted : 104A. For the purposes of this Act, where a bill or note is required

to be protested within a specified time or be. When noting equivalent to

fore some further proceeding is taken, it is protest.

sufficient that the bill has been noted for protest before the expiration of the specified time or the taking of the proceeding; and the formal protest may be extended at any time thereafter as of the date of the noting.” Section 108 of the same Act,

7. In the same Act, section 108, the (9102c, in part, repealed.

second sentence is repealed. Ich ? pei. Amendment of section 109 of

8. In the same Act, section 109,

, same Act.

(a) for the words “in the presence of a notary public subscribe

the bill with his own hand and ” the following shall be substituted, namely:-"by writing on the bill under his

same Act.

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(b) the last twelve words are repealed.

9. In the same Act, section 113, after Amendment of section 113 of

the words “the person so paying" the words
“or his agent in that behalf” shall be inserted.

10. After Chapter XVI. of the same Act, New chapter added to same Act.

the following shall be inserted :

same Act.

"CHAPTER XVII.

(NOTARIES PUBLIC. “138. The Governor General in Council may, from time to time, by

notification in the offical Gazette, appoint any Power to appoint notaries public.

person, by name or by virtue of his office, to

be a notary public under this Act and to exercise his functions as such within any local area, and may, by like notification, remove from office any notary public appointed under this Act. "139. The Governor General in Council may, from time to time, by

notification in the official Gazette(a), make Power to make rules for notaries public.

rules consistent with this Act for the guidance

and control of notaries public appointed under this Act, and may, by such rules, (among other matters) fix the fees payable to such notaries."

Act No. III. of 1885.
RECEIVED THE ASSENT OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL ON THE

30TH JANUARY, 1885.
An Act to amend the Transfer of Property Act, 1882.
WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the Transfer of Property Act, 1882;
It is hereby enacted as follows :--

1. For the fifth clause of section 1 of
Amendment of section 1 of
Act IV. of 1882.

the said Act the following shall be substituted,

namely : "And any Local Government may, with the previous sanction of the Governor General in Council, from time to time, by notification in the local official Gazette, exempt, either retrospectively or prospectively, any part of the territories administered by such Local Government from all or any of the following provisions, namely:“ Sections fifty-four, paragraphs two and three, fifty-nine, one hundred

and seven and one hundred and twenty-three.” 2. The following clause shall be deemed to have been added to the

first section of the said Act from the date on Addition to same section.

which it came into force, namely :8. 139 (a).--See G. G. 1886, p. 313.

“ Notwithstanding anything in the foregoing part of this section, sections fifty-four, paragraphs two and three, fifty-nine, one hundred and seven and one hundred and twenty-three shall not extend or be extended to any district or tract of country for the time being excluded from the operation of the Indian Registration Act, 1877, under the power conferred by the first section of that Act or otherwise." Addition to section 4 of same

3. To section 4 of the said Act the Act.

following shall be added, namely:“ And sections ffty-four, paragraphs two and three, fifty-nine, one hundred and seven and one hundred and twenty-three shall be read as supplemental to the Indian Registration Act, 1877.Addition to section 6 of same

4. To section 6 of the said Act the Act.

following clause shall be added :“(i) Nothing in this section shall be deemed to anthorize a tenant

having an untransferable right of occupancy, the farmer of an
estate in respect of which default has been made in paying revende
or the lessee of an estate under the management of a Court of

Wards to assign his interest as such tenant, farmer or lessee."
Amendment of section 69 of

5. In section 69 of the said Actsame Act.

(a) after the words“ is valid in the following cases” the words and in no others” shall be inserted; and

(b) after the words • « Hindu, Muhammadan or Buddhist,” in both places where they occur, there shall be inserted the words “or a member of any other race, sect, tribe or class from time to time specified in this behalf by the Local Government, with the previous sanction of the Governor General in Council, in the local official Gazette."

Act No. IV. of 1885. (Oudh.)

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Act No. V. of 1885.
RECEIVED THE ASSENT OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL ON THE

6TH FEBRUARY, 1885.
An Act to amend the Indian Ports Act, 1875.
Whereas it is expedient to amend the Indian Ports Act, 1875, in
manner hereinafter appearing; It is hereby enacted as follows :-
1. In section 42 of the said Act, for the words “Conservator of every

port to which such order relates, and in the Amendment of section 42 of the Indian Ports Act, 1875.

custom-house, if any, of every port subject to

this Act” the following shall be substituted, namely:-“Conservator, and at the custom-house, if any, of every port to which such order relates.”

same Act.

2. To the fourth paragraph of section 47 of the said Act the following

shall be added, namely : “ The expenses Addition to section 47 of the

aforesaid shall also include the pensions, allow

ances and gratuities of persons who have been employed under this Act in the port, or such portion of those pensions, allowances and gratuities as the Local Government may by rule determine." 3. After the fifth paragraph of the same section the following shall be

inserted and shall be deemed to have been Further addition to the same

inserted from the date on which the said Act section.

came into force, namely:-“With the previous sanction of the Local Government the authorities of any port may, from time to time, contribute a sum from the Port Fund Account of that port for all or any of the purposes mentioned in section sixty.

“The sum so contributed shall, if, and so long as, the Local Government so directs, be in substitution of any Hospital Port-dues imposed under section fifty-nine at that port.” 4. To the third paragraph of section 59 of the same Act the following

shall be added, namely :-" The Local GovernAddition to paragraph 3, section 59, of the same Act.

ment may, from time to time, by notification

in the official Gazette, cancel any such order.” 5. (Relates only to the Lower Provinces.)

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RECEIVED THE ASSENT OF THE GOVERNOR GENERAL ON THE

2011 FEBRUARY, 1885.

An Act to amend the law in force in the Punch Maháls. WHEREAS it is expedient that the law in force in the territory comprised in the Pánch Maháls should, on and from the first day of May, 1885, be the same as the law in force in the district of Kaira, in the Bombay Presidency, and that the said territory should, on and from that day, cease to be a scheduled district under the Scheduled Districts Act, 1874, and the Laws Local Extent Act, 1874 ; It is hereby enacted as follows:

1. This Act may be called the Pánch Short title,

Maháls Laws Act, 1885.

2. (1) Save and except the enactments specified in the schedule

hereto annexed, all enactments which on the Laws of Kaira to apply.

first day of May, 1885, are in force in the district of Kaira and not in the Pánch Maháls shall be deemed to come into force in the Pánch Maháls on that day. (2) All enactments which on that day are in force in the Pánch Maháls

and not in the district of Kaira shall be deemOther laws repealed.

ed to be repealed on and from that day in the Pánch Maháls. 3. All proceedings commenced before any authority in the Pánch

Maháls before the first day of May, 1885, and Pending proceedings.

still pending on that day, shall be disposed of by such authority as the Local Government may direct, and, save as aforesaid, shall be carried on as if this Act had not been passed. 4. On and from the first day of May, 1885, the Pánch Maháls shall

cease to be a scheduled district; ind in Part Territory to cease to be a scheduled district.

II. of the First Schedule to the Scheduled Partial repeal of Acts XIV. Districts Act, 1874, and in the same Part of Ich I 2.7. and XV. of 1874.

the Sixth Schedule to the Laws Local Extent Act, 1874, the words " The Pánek Miháls" etratt be repeated

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THE SCHEDULE.

ENACTMENTS EXCEPTED FROM THE OPERATION OP section 2.

Acts of the Governor General in Council.

Number and

year.

Title.

Extent of exception.

VIII. of 1870...... For the prevention of the murder of female infants. The whole.

XXI. of 1881...... To amend the law providing for the relief of The whole.

Thákurs in the districts o! Broach and Kaira.

Acts of the Governor of Bombay in Council.

Number and year.

Title.

Extent of exception.

V. of 1862

For the preservation of the Bháydári and Narwádári The whole.
Tenures.

V. of 1879 .......

To consolidate and amend the law relating to Section 85 and last

Revenue-officers and the Land-revenue in the fifteen words of
Presidency of Bombay.

section 58.

S. 3. -See G. G. 1885, p. 417; 16. 1888, p. 117.

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