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OUR LAWYER. Conducted by a Banisler-at-Law. Legal questions must be stated fully and clearly, and a full copy must be sent of any document on which advice is sought. All communications must be endorsed LKGAL," per Editor, WEEKLY MAIL," Cardiff. VICTUALLER'S LICENCE.—"Publican" (Caerphilly) is informed tint a publican's annual licence for the sale of spirits, beer, and wine, where the annual value of the premises amounts to £200 and does not amount to £30'. i'235. Hotels and theatres of the annual value of .1.50 and upwards pay no higher amount of licence duty than £20, and restaurant keepers pay no higher amount than £3:), under certain conditions. Publicans keeping their premises closed during the whole of gJSunday, or closing one hour sooner than otherwise required on week days, pay only six-sevenths of the above amounts; anri keeping closed on Sunday, and closing one hour earlier each day through the week, only five-seventlis of the above amounts. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS.—'• M. B." (Swansea) is in- formed that the statute to which he refers Is the Real Property Limitation Act. He must not judge of any business of his own by answers to any other correspondents, as it is impossible for us to disclose the whole of the facts of each case in the answers, and, therefore, impossible for him to form a positive opinion as to whether any other case referred to in this column is oil a!l fours with his. As lie does not send us a copy of the deed referred to in his letter, we can offer no further opinion. If he chooses to repeat his question and send a copy of the deed, we shall be glad to answer him. PURCHASE OF WATCH.—" J. M. R." (Cardiff) is advised that he is not bound-to take any otlier watch than that purchased by him. If the vendor cannot now tind the watch, he may be sued in the county court for the return of the purchase money. COPY WILL.—"C. R. D." (Usk) can obtain a copy of the will from the Dislrict Registry where it was proved, or from the Registrar of Wills, Somerset House, London, W.C. We cannot tell him the cost of a copy, because that depends entirely on the length of the document. Probably, in the case he mentions, it would not be more than a few shillings. In the first, place. he must write, with the name of the testator, the place where he had hia last fixed resi- dence, the y,ar-or as near thereto as can be ascer- taitied-iii which he died, and his last occupation. He will be charged a small fee for a search for the will, anil, after paying that, will be informed how much a copy will cost him. T. P." (St. Dogmel's).—Dr. Carpenter's." P, inciples of Human Physiology," 31s. 6d., published by Churchill; Professor Cleland's "Animal Physiology," 2s. 6e1., published by Collins, or Rutherford's Physiology," 6s., published by lnaek; W. A. Tilden's Introuuc- tion to the Study of Chemical Philosophy," 3s.6d.. published by Longmans Harcouit and Maddan's Exercises in Practical Chemistry," 93., Clarendon Press Professor Church's Laboratory Guide," 59. tid., published by Churchill; or Faraday's Ex- perimental Researches in Chemistry aud Physics." SuRRENDttR OF INSUKANCK POLICY. J. C." (Swansea) is Ildded that unless he has executed an assignment of his life policy to the present holder, or to some person who has assigned it to him, the company will not accept a surrender of it from the present holder, lie does not give us any explanation of how the pre- sent holder obtained possession of the policy. When advice is required it is much Bafer to give full infor- matioit without knowing the whole of the facts It is very difficult to advise. We are of opinion that the best thing he can do is to write to the insurance com- pany warning them that the present holder has no right to the policy, or to receive any money there- under. He may, perhaps, be entitled to bring an action against the holder to recover possession of the policy, hut we cannot advise him as to this without further Information. EJECTMENT.—" P. T." (Aberavon) may bring an action in the County-court to recover possession of the pre- mises. The action cannot, of course, be commenced until after the notice has expired. The only difficulty he has to contend with is the giving of the fourteen days' notice after he had given the three months' notice. This was a very unwis' proceeding, and may throw some doubt upon his version of the agreement, if it is disputed. If he decides to take proceedings, he ought to instruct a solicitor to do what is necessary. In futme he had better make a written agreement in every similar case. SALE OF TUICYCLK.—" A." (Cardiff) is advised that as he sold the tricycle to B there are no means by which he can get it Vacls. He cannot issue a wai rant and have B. arrested for running away without paying his debts. The only remedy he has is to sue B in the county- court for the balance of the purchase money. The summons may be lalien out and the case tried at Car- diff by leave of the registrar, as the debt was incurred there. Afler judgment has been obtained, it B does not pay as ordered, execution may be issued against his goods if he has any or, if he has no goods upon which execution can be levied, a commitment sum- mons may be taken out, but the judge will not commit him to piis iii unless it is proved that he is able to pay, and neglects or refuses to do so. HUSBAND AND WIFK —" J. T." (Newport) cannot com- pel his wife to live with him. If she chootes to live apart from him he has no legal remedy. He Is not liable for the cost of her maintenance if, without any reasonable cause, she refuses to live with him. The letter he wrote to his wife was a very injudicious one. To threaten an obstinate woman that, unless she returns home she will be fetched, is certainly not, the way to get her back. He had better try persuasion. NoncE TO QUlT-" William" (Rhymney) is advised that his tenant is a quarterly one, and can only be got rid of by a quarter's notice to quit, to expire oil one of the quarterly rent days. The two notices to quit, which he has already served upon his tenant are both biid, b cause they are made to expire on wrong dates. He must make the notice t. expire on the 25th of next March, and may serve it upon his tenant at any time not later than the 25th of next December. To save all risk the notice might be served at once. NOTICE TO QUIT. Albion" (Pontypridd) is advised that the tenant is a yearly one, although lie pays his rent quarterly, and can only be got rid of by half a year's notice to quit, to expire at the same time of the year as his tenancy commenced. SALE OF BOOK DEBT.—"H.J." may sell his debt for any amount he chooses and assign it to the debt- collector who is the purchaser. The letter from which he gives us Ftii, xtract is clear proof of the debt to the extent of £10. but not to the full amount. If the debtor has tobs sued iL will be necessary to prove the difference between the £10 offered and the amount suid for before a verdict can be obtained. It is not necessary to calla special meeting of the company to authorise the sale of the debt. SLEEPING PARTNER, &C." A. K." (Clifton) is Informed that a sleeping partner is a peraon who becomes a paitner in a business, provides capital lo work It, but does not take any personal part in the carrying oil of the business. A person who enters into a partnership and devotes the whole or I art of his time to the busi- ness of the firm is styled an a live partner, to dis- tinguish him from a sleeping oue. The other expres- sion she mentions we have only se-n used in connec- tion with publicans' businesses. A public-house of which the landlord is under an agreement to buy all his beer from one particular brewer is called a tied house. LANDLORD AND TI-NANT.—" Business Man" (Clydich Vale) wants us to tell him what not Ice to quit be is bound to give, but as he does not say how his rent is payable we cannot well do so. If the rent is payable monthly, the month's notice he bas given will be suf- ficient. There is nothing strange in the fact. that his landlord has not communicated with him about the notice which he has given probably, if the landlord had any objection t) make to the notice he would have made some communication about it. DISPUTE AS TO DEBT. Tydfil" (Merthyr) ought to go on paying her instalments until she has paid the amount she owes, and then refuse to pay the remainder. If she does not adopt this course her creditor will, no doubt, take out a county-court sum- mons for the full amount of his claim, and she will be put to the expense of court fees on the amount she admit s as well as on the part she disvu: es. COSTS OF CONVEYANCE.—" Rovulus" (Builth) Is advised that where the vendor of property is a solici- tor the purchaser is not entitled to his professional services free of charge. The purchaser may employ some other solicitor if be thinks fit, but if he allows the vendor to prepare the conveyance for him he must pay him his proper charges. There is nothing illegal in a vendor who is a solicitor acting as the purchaser's solicitor and charging him for it. GUAI-DIANS OF THE POOR. M. 0." is advised that each guardian may vote upon any business brought before the board, whether it directly concerns the township he represents or only some other township in the union. ORGANGRINDERS.—" Indignant householder (Tenby) has our sympathy, but we are sorry to s ty we cannot assist him. Playing an organ in a public street is not of itself illegal, and if the performer behaves himself in an orderly manner, does not cause an obstruction to the traffic, and moves on when required so to do, he may go oil driving people to distraction as long as he choeses. MARRIAGE WITH DECKASKD HUSBAND'S BROTHER.- P.J." is informed that it is not legal for a woman to marry a brother of her deceased husband. PROMISSORY NOTE.—" Grocer" Is advised that a bill of exchange, or promissory note, must be written upon paper bearing the correct amount of stamp duty Im- pressed an unstamped or insufficiently stamped bill or note cannot be stamped after it has been signed. No action can be maintained In respect of a tJiIl or note which is not sufficiently stamped, because it can- not be allowed to be given in evidence in any court. STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS.—Inquirer" (Maesycwtn- mer) is advised that we are of opinion the Statute of Limitations would not apply to the case he mentions. The third brother was a tenant of the whole: he never acquired a sole title to the property because he paitt lent for it, mid any person who occupied the land as his rub-tenant could not, acquire, a title in the manner mentioned. Thecase is one for tioticeto quit, followed by an aclion in ejectment, and a solicitor ought to be instructed to do what is necessiry. RAIES.—"Inquirer" (Pontypridd) having given up possession of the premises in May last is not liable for the rates after the time lie, gave up possession. As the rate dates from the 25th of March last, and lie did not cense to occupy the premises until the end of May, be must pay his propoition from the former date until the oay oil which he actually ceased 10 occupy the premises. He must, calculate what Ills propoition is and send it to the rate collector, and so avoid the ex- pense of being summoned. If he is summoned for more than lie owes he will stilt have to p"y co"ts if he owes anything. EJECTMENT.— TyUry"(Abert íl!el')wl1o wants to get rid of his tenant, who is determined to stay in the lioi.se, no matter how much the relit. m iy tie increased, lias a very simple remedy. He must ^ive a proper notice to quit, and immediately that expires he may go to the county-court offices and commence an action, claiming possession of the premises and compensation for their use and occupation by the tenant from the date of the expiration of the notice un to the date of the trial, at the same rate as the rent the tenant has been paying. He must not receive any rent which becomes due after the expiration of the notice. He must take to the county-couit with him two bills, as follows,viz. :— In the County-court of holden at between plaintiff, and defendant, the plaintiff claims possession of thedvvelliniz-llouse and premises situate at formerly occupied by the defendant as his tenant at a rental of per week, the tenancy of which was determined by notice to quit, given by the plaintiff, and expiring on the day of-, 1891, aid pos!ession of which is improperly withheld by the defendant. Tha Im plaintiff also claims mesne profits at the ritte of per week from the said day of to the date of trial of this action." When the trial is held, the judge will order the defendant to remove by a certain date, and, if he disobeys the order, a warrant may be issued from the court authorising the bailiff to turn the defendant out, and put the plaintiff in possession, and also to sell the goods for the amount due to the plaintiff, and costs of the action.

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