GOVERNMENT NOTICES.
BERMUDA, Alias Somers Islands.
                                     By His Excellency
[L.D.M.]                      George Bunbury
                                     McAndrew, Lieut-
G.B. McAndrew          enant-Colonel, Offi-
   Lieut.-Colonel,          cer Administering
Officer Adminis-          the Government and
tering the Gov-             Commanderi-inChief
        ernment.               in and over these
                                     Islands, &c., &c.,

                                                          A PROCLOMATION!
1. the Officer Administering the Government and Comander-in-Chief aforesaid by virtue of the powers and authority in me vested, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM that from and after the date of this Proclomation, the following futher Regulationsshall be in force in these islands until otherwise ordered of which all persons are hereby required to take notice and to govern themselves accordingly:-

                                                                     MARTIAL LAW REGULATIONS.

  24.  All persons having in their possession, custody  or control any firearms of any description are required to deliver them forthwith to some Police Constable, Rural Police Constable or Extra Police Constable.

   This regulation shall not apply to any person of His Majesty's Naval or Military Service.

25. Any person who refuses or neglects to obey or comply with any of the Martial Law Regulations contained in my Proclomation dated the fifth day of August, instant, or with the foregoing Regulation 24 or with any amended or further Martial Law Regulations hereafter proclaimed in these Islands, shall be guilty of an offence, and will on summary conviction thereof be liable to a fine not exceeding 10 pounds or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three months.

                                                                                                                                                                      Given under my hand and the
                                                                                                                                                                          Great Seal of these Islands,
                                                                                                                                                                     this fifth day of August, A.D.
                                                                                                                                                                          1914, and in the Fifth year
                                                                                                                                                                        of His Majesty's Reign.

                                                                                                                                                              By His Excellency's Command,
                                                                                                                                                                               R. POPHAM LOBB,
                                                                                                                                                                                       Colonial Secretary.

                                                                                      GOD SAVE THE KING!

  The following Order of His Majesty the King in Council as amended is promulgated in this colony for general information.

                                                                                                                                                         By his Excellency's Command
                                                                                                                                                                              R. POPHAM LOBB,
                                                                                                                                                                                  Colonial Secretary.
                                                                                                                                                        5 August, 1914.

                                                                                        ORDER IN COUNCIL

His Majesty being mindful, now that a state of war exists betwen this Country and Germany, of the recognition accorded to the practice of granting "days of grace" to enemy merchant ships by the Convention relative to the Status of Enemy Merchant Ships at the Outbreak of Hostilities signed at The Hague on the 18th October, 1907, and being desirous of lessening, so far as is practicable the injury caused by war to peaceful and unsuspecting commerce, is pleased, by and with the advice of his Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:-

  1.  From and after the publication of this Order no enemy merchant ship shall be allowed to depart, except in accordance with the provisions of this Order, from any British port or from any ports in any native State of India, or in any of His Majesty's Protectorates, or in any state under His Majesty's protection or in Cyprus.

  2.  In the event of one of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State being satisfied by information reaching him not later than midnight on Friday, the seventh day of August that the treatment accorded to British merchant ships and their cargoes which at the date of the outbreak of hostilities were in the ports of the enemy or which subsequently entered them is no less favourable than the treatment accorded to enemy merchant ships by articles 3 to 7 of this Order, he shall notify the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury and the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty accordingly, and public notice thereof shall forthwith be given in the "London Gazette", and Articles 3 to 8 of this Order shall thereupon come into full force and effect.

  3.  Subject to the provisions of this Order, enemy merchant ships which

   (i)  At the date of the outbreak of hostilities were in any port in which this Order applies, or

   (ii)  cleared from their last port before the decleration of war, and, after the outbreak of hostilities, enter a port to which this Order applies, with no knowledge of the war:
shall be allowed up till midnight (Greenwich mean time), on Friday *the fourteenth day of August for loading or unloading their cargoes, and for departing from such port:
   Provided that such vessels shall not be allowed to ship any contraband of war, and any contraband of war already shipped on such vessels must be discharged.

  4.  Enemy merchant ships which cleared from their last port before the decleration of war, and which with no knowledge of the war arrive at a port to which this Order applies after the expiry of the time allowed by Article 3 for loading or unloading cargo and for departing, and are permitted to enter, may be required to depart either immediately, or within such time as may be considered necessary by the Customs Officer of the port for the unloading of such cargo as they may be required or specially permitted to discharge.

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