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! PETOLITE FUEL WORKS.

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PETOLITE FUEL WORKS. Appeal Allowed in the High Court. On Saturday, in the Court of Appeal (be- fore Lords Justice Vaughan Williams, Ro mer, and Stirling), the appeal by Mr. Le Boulanger and others in reference to the Petolite Fuel Works, Swansea, again came up. The appeal was in the matter of the contract of November 19th, 1902, for the sale of the Petolite Patent Fuel Works, Swansea, made between the Petolite and other Patent Fuel Companies, Limited (in liquidation), by Messrs St. Quentin and Son, as agents for the liquidator of the said com- pany, of the one part, and Francis Le Bou- langer, for himself, and as agent for Francis Treharne, Thomas Harold Thomas, William Gibson Morris, and Frederick Ernest Jacob, of the other part. The appeal was from an order of Mr. Justice Kekewich, and appellants asked that the order be set aside, so far as it re- fused to declare that the objections of the purchasers to tho title of the property, hav- ing reference to tho assignment of it, had not been sufficiently answered. Two points had been before Mr. Justice Kekewich, one of which had been disposed of by arrangement satisfactorily. The point in dispute was whether the abstract disclosed by the vendors showed such a title as ought to be enforced upon the purchasers. The leasehold premises were leased from the Swansea, Harbour Trust. Three companies were affected by the lease—the Anthracite Syndicate, the British Petrolite Co., and the Petolite Co. The lease was to the Anthra- cite Syndicate, and the property had been purchased (under the contract in question) by Mr. Boulanger and the others for £ 15.000, but it was stated at a previous hearing they were not now desirous of completing the pur- chase. After the contract to purchase had been entered into a search at Somerset House disclosed the fact that the British Company had been wound up voluntarily. This, it was alleged, had not been disclosed. Sutaequent to that it was found that the re- [ solution to wind up had not been stamped at the proper time, and this, it was contend- ed. made the title or the vendors imperfect. Mr Underbill, foi respondents, now of- fered the stamp duty and penalties, but the Court refused to accept this, and allowed the appeal, with costs, also costs to the court below. Lord Justice Romer said it might be that the respondents could even now get a proper tite by going \vhtTO, bin tnt* Louri r"_ fueod u> make a declaration t > this effect-

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