cow, calf, or other living chattels, died or was injured by the wilful act or neglect of the person impounding the same.

Recovery of com

(4.) All sums awarded as compensation for damage, and all penalties under this Act may be recovered in a summary man- pensation and penner before a Police Magistrate, on the com- alties. plaint of the person aggrieved and such compensation shall be paid to the party aggrieved, and such penalties into the public treasury for public uses.

Wanton, annoying, or malicious trespass.

3. (1) If any person shall unlawfully Description of ofenter in a wanton or insulting or threaten- fence. ing manner upon any lands or premises in the possession of any other person or persons, or shall unlawfully enter upon such lands or premises after having been forbidden to do so, or shall unlawfully enter and remain thereon after having been required to depart, or if any person having lawfully entered upon such lands or premises shall misconduct himself by behaving in an insulting, annoying, or threatening manner, or shall remain on such lands or premises after having been requested to depart, the person so offending shall be liable Penalty not to to a penalty not exceeding forty shillings exceed 40/ er in deto be recovered before a Police Magistrate fault of payment on the complaint of the owner or occupier imprisonment for of any such lands or premises and paid into any term not exceeding one month, the treasury for public uses, or in default with or without of payment, to be imprisoned for any term hard labor. not exceeding one month with or without hard labour: Provided always that if on the hearing of any complaint for an offence under this section, the police magistrate shall be of opinion that a bona fide question of

Saving of rights over Customary paths.

Conviction under this section a bar to other proceedings.

title is raised between the parties, he shall. dismiss such complaint, and may make such order in respect of the cost thereof, as he shall think fit.

(2.) This section shall not interfere with or be construed to affect the rights of any person or persons to pass or repass in an orderly and quiet manner through and along the customary path leading from the Public highways to the villages or cottages adjacent. Provided nevertheless that nothing contained in this Act shall be deemed to affect the title or freehold of any person or persons in any such paths.

(3.) A conviction under any complaint brought in pursuance of the provisions of this section shall be a bar without being specially pleaded, to any other proceedings in respect of the same subject matter, brought in any Petty Debt Court or other Court, against the same person.


4. The several Acts mentioned in the schedule to this Act are hereby repealed to the extent mentioned 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

hereby repealed nor anything duly done or suffered under any enactment hereby repealed; or

(b.) any right, privilege obligation, or liability acquired, accrued, or incurred under any enactment hereby repeald; 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 hereby repealed have been applied, in corporated or referred to.

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

Date of Act.

19th March 1836..


20th June 1878.

Title of Act.

An Act to authorise the killing or impound-
ing of sheep, goats, hogs, and feathered
stock, when found trespassing on lands
of any plantation or place..


16th October 1841... An Act to amend an Act of this Island, entitled 'An Act for more speedy remedy in "distresses taken damage feasant and 'trespasses done by horses, cattle, and "other living chattels.

AnAct for the prevention of petty trespasses to lands and premises..

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(Assented to 28th March 1891.


An Act to consolidate and amend the Acts of this Island relating to the superintendent of public works.

E it enacted by the Governor, Council, and Assembly of this Island, and by the authority of the same, as follows: Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as The Superintendent of Public Works Act, 1891."

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2. It shall be lawful for the Governor, as Appointment of often as may be necessary, to appoint a fit Superintendent of and proper person to be superintendent of public works. public works, the person so appointed shali be paid a salary at the rate of six hundred pounds per annum, and such person so appointed shall not hold any other office or situation, or engage in any other business or calling whatsoever.

3. The services of the superintendent shall be at the disposal of every department of the colony, entrusted with the erection of public works and buildings, without any additional charges in excess of his salary; and he shall prepare for such departments, Duties of Superplans, specifications, and estimates for new intendent with reworks and buildings to be undertaken, and gard to Public for alterations and improvements and repairs to existing public works and buildings, and he shall superintend and inspect all such public works and buildings, and see that the erection, alteration, improvements and repairs of the same are faithfully carried out; and he shall see that all contracts entered into in


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