The Telegraph Companies' Ordimaice, 1913.
I Assen t,
J. HAYES SADLER,
M fl 25th, June, 1913.
6AINT VINCENT. No. 11 of 1913.
AN ORDINANCE to give power to the
Governor in Council to take control
over the transmission of messages by
the lines of any Telegraph Company
in case of emergency.
[ 10tl July, 1913. ]
W HEREAS it is expedient that power should be
granted to the Governor in Council in case of
emergency to take control over the transmission of
messages by the lines of the West India and Panama
TIh' 'Irlgrf,'ph Compiiae.I Ordinance, 1913.
No. 11 of 1913. Telegraph Company Limited or by the lines of any other
-- Telegraph Company which may hereafter be established
in the colony of Saint Vincent.
Be it enacted by the Governor with the advice and
consent of the Legislative Council of the Colony of
St. Vincent as follows :-
short title. 1. This Ordinance may be cited as "The Telegraph
Companies' Ordinance 1913".
governor may in 2. Where in the opinion of the Governor in Council
emerg, ney take .
possession of Tele- an emergency has arisen in which it is expedient for
graph lines in nane the public service that the Colonial Government should
of His Majesty.
have control over the transmission of messages by the
telegraph of any Company in this colony the Governor by
warrant under his hand may direct and cause the works
and lines of any company, or any part thereof in this
Colony to be taken possession of in the name and on
behalf of His Majesty, and to be used for His Majesty's
service and subject thereto for such ordinary service as
may seem fit, or may direct and authorise such persons
as he thinks fit to assume the control of the transmission
of Ir.essages by any Company's telegraphs either wholly or
partly or in such manner as he directs. Any such
wa| iT It shall not have. effect for a longer time than one
week from the issuing thereof, but the Governor in
Council may issue successive warrants from week to week
as long as in his opinion such emergency continues. The
Treasurer shall on the warrant of the Governor. pay to
any Company as compensation for any loss of profit sus-.
tained by such company by reason of the exercise by the
Governor of any of the powers of the present section,
out of the public revenues of the Colony, such sums as
may be settled between the Government of the Colony
and the Company by agreement, or in case of difference,
by arbitration, such arbitration to be conducted as
(1.) The Governor and the Company shall each within
fourteen days after the delivery by one to the other of
a demand in writing for an arbitration, nominate an
(2.) The two arbitrators nominated shall before entering
on the arbitration nominate an umpire.
(3.) If either party or arbitrator makes default in
nominating an arbitrator or umpire, within six weeks
after receiving from the other a demand, in writing for
such nomination, the Chief Justice may, on the request of
the Governor, or of the Company, under his hand
nominate an arbitrator or umpire.
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The Telrgraph Coivni)aiu' Ordinance, 1913.
(4.) The arbitrators shall make their award within two
months after their nomination, otherwise the matter
shall be left to be determined by the umpire.
(5.) The umpire shall make his award within one
month after notice from the arbitrators or one of them
that the matter is left to be determined by him, or in
default a new umpire shall be appointed as nearly as
may le in manner aforesaid who shall make his award
within the like time, or in default be superseded, and so
toties quoties. The award of the arbitrators or umpire
shall be final and conclusive, as 1Iet-ween the Governor
and the Company.
No. 11 of 1913.
Passed .the Legislative Council the 10th day of June, 1913, and
piJl.'il,, in .the Government Gazette this 10th day of July, 1913.
S. C. CONNELL,
Acting Clerk of Councils.
I-RINTED BY TBE GOVERNMENT PRINTER AT THE GOVERNMENT PRiIUTING OFFICE,
KINGSTQWN, ST. VINCENT.