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Prevention and prosecution of offences, 9. It sha'l be lawful for the Inspector, Inspector &c, to ary Justice of the Peace, Inland Revenue prosecute offenders Officer, police officer or constable at all sea

against this Act, sonable times in

and may enter shops the day-time enter

&c., and examine the houses, shops, or stores, of all persons weights and using trade and carrying on business and sures. view and examine all steel yards, scale beams, or balances, cloth yards, weights, or measures, and such as he shall upon the said examination find or have reason to be. lieve to be defective, he shall seize, and he shall lodge a complaint before the Police Magistrate of the district against the party offending, who, on conviction, shall forfeit a sum not exceeding ten pounds and not less than ten shillings, and for a second offence shall be bound over to appear at the

Offenders, how next Court of Grand Sessions : and on be- punishable. ing convicted, then shall be punished by fine and imprisonment or either at the discretion of the Court: and if it shall appear on the hearing of any such complaint that the weight or measure seized was defective the same shall be destroyed. 10. All penalties and forfeitures in this

Penalties and Act shall be recoverable with costs before forfeitures, how rethe Police Magistrate within whose juris-coverable. diction the offence was committed in a summary manner.

11. Any person may prosecute for recov- Informer to have ery of the penalties incurred under this Act, a moiety of penal

ties. and the person so prosecuting shall be titled to his use to a moiety of all such penalties when recovered, and the other moiety thereof shall be paid into the public treasury to the credit of the general revenue.

12. Costs shall not be imposed on any


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public officer prosecuting complaints under this Act, unless such complaints be dismissed and be deemed by the Court to be

frivolous and vexatious. Protection clause. 13. If any action suit or information, shall

be commenced or prosecuted against any
person for what he shall do in pursuance or
execution of this Act, the same shall be com-
menced within six nonths after tbe offence
cowmitted, and such person may plead the
general issue, and give this Act and this
special matter in evidence, and if the plaint-
iff or prosecutor shall become nonsuit or
discontinue such action, or shall forbear
further prosecution, or if a verdict pass
against him the defendant shall recover
double costs.

Bepeal clause.

14. The several Acts mentioned in the schedules to this Act are hereby repealed, provided that

(1.) Any enactment or document referring to any Act or enactment hereby repealed shall be construed to refer to this Act or to the corresponding enactment in this Act.

(2.) This repeal shall not affect
(a) The past operation of any enactment

bereby repealed nor any thing duly
done or suffered under any enact-

ment hereby repealed ; or (b) any right, privilege, obligation or lia

bility acquired, accrued, or incurred, under any enactment hereby repeal

led ; or (c) any penalty, forfeiture or punishment

incurred in respect of any offence committed against any enactments hereby repealed ; or

(d) any investigation, legal proceeding or remedy in respect of any such right, privilege, obligation, liability, penalty forfeiture, or punishment as aforesaid; and any such investigation, legal proceeding and remedy may be carried

on as if this Act had not passed ; or (e) any act in which the enactments here

by repealed have been applied, incor

porated or referred to; or (f.) any weights or measures up to stand

ard stamped under any of the enact

ments hereby repealed (3.) This repeal shall not revive any enact ment, right, office, privilege, matter or thing not in force or existing at the passing of this Act.

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5th September 1837 An Act to establish a standard measure for the

admeasurement of white or building lime..

The whole Act.


2nd February 1854 An Ast relating to weights and measures.

The whole Act

12th April 1854.... A supplemental Act to the Act relating to weights and measures, 1854.

The whole Act

6th May 1862.

An Act declaring it unnecessary for the In

spector of weights and measures to keep weights and measures at Oistin's Town ... The whole Act


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(Assented to 4th March 1891.)
An Act to set apart a day to be observed as a

public holiday on the occasion of the
visit to this Island of His Royal Highness
Prince George of Wales.
HEREAS it is deemed expedient to

celebrate the occasion of the visit to
this Island of His Royal Highness Prince
GEORGE of Wales by setting apart a day to
be observed as a public holiday; Be it there-
fore enacted by the Governor, and
Assembly of this Island, and by the
authority of the same as follows;
1. The tenth day of March one thousand

10th March to be eight hundred and ninety-one shall be a a public holiday public holiday.

2. The provisions of “The Bank Holi: And treated as a day's Act, 1890,” and of “The Bills of Bank Holiday. Exchange Act 1890,” shall be deemed and construed to extend to the day set apart under this Act as a public holiday as though the same respectively were incorporated here with.


(Assented to 6th March 1891.)


An Act to consolidate and amend the Acts
of this island relating to evidence.
E it enacted by the Governor, Council

and Assembly of this Island, and by the authority of the same, as follows;


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