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THE LIBRARY OF CARDIFF CASTLE.

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HITSBAXD A YD WIFK.—" E. C." (Aberg,wenny) is advised that ii is the Jutv of her husband to make a will. If he should (tie intestate, witliout lawful issue, she would only b.) entitled to one-half of his personal estate, and the other halt would be divided amongst his next of kin. His real estate (if any) would pass t,o his heir at law, subject to our correspondent's dower, if not barred. ABANDONED SUMMONS.—" W.Y.S.P." (Newport) must be under some misapprehension, or the police-con- stable is attempting to impose upon him. We advise him to inquire of the clerk to the magistrates or the chief of police what the claim is ior. As the summons was paid for when issued, aird the matter has been settled without any further proceedings or summonses to witnesses, we cannot think that any further claim can properly be made but we shall be glad to advise furl her on learning the result of inquiry. WJ VVKR OF THIL DEKMY.—If J. Tones (New Ouyy; will send us the year in which the race was won we will tell him the name of the winner. FHIEXDLY SOCIETY.—Jjai or (Swansea) nuy write the registrar explaining his grievance, if the old society was registered; but if it was an unregistered society he, has no remedy. The address is J. M, Ludlow, Esq., Registrar of Friendly Societies, 23, Abingdon-street, Westminster, S.W. ILLEGITIMATE SON.—"Amo (Mountain Ash) is advised that the illegitimate son could only claim what is given to him by the will. He ou-iit to have sent a copy to enable us to a,iswerilis inquiry. The house, if free- hold, would pass to the residuary devisee, or if there is no residuary devisee, then to the heir at law, who cannot, be the illegitimate son. LANDLORD ASD TKNAXT.—" Inquirer" (Knighton) is informed that we answer all queries in the order in which we receive them. He cannot get the tenant out before Lady Day, 1834, for ",¡¡ieh lie must serve him with a notice to quit Oil or before next Michael- mas. In the meantime the tenant may sublet the house unless he is hound by written agreement not to do so. In the circumstances, we advise that the notice be served personally, if possible; and, in order Do avoid any difficulty in meeting with him at last, it might be served REGISTRATION OK MARIUAGK.—" Miio (Llandebie) is Informed That the new chapel must be registered before a marriage is celebrated in it. The registration of the old place of worship ceases to be in force on its being pulled down. TKUSTEK'S Bjscuairiiis.— A Trustee" (Swansea) is ad- vised that in order to he safe he restrict his choice to Government or real securities. Consols let present prices are not very proiitable investments, but they are ab olutely safe, and are the securities most in favour with the courts. A good mortgage is very well, and produces more income, ùaG tac dhiiealty is in knowing what is really good; and we have known trustees held responsible for loss incurred by insulii- cient security, which is hard upon those who incur trouble and anxiety without profits, If the will con- tains no directions as to investments we advise him Lo becontent with 3 per cent, from Consols rather tlun to run any risk in order to get 4 or 5 on mortgage, unless he knows the property and is satisfied as to its sufficiency. We think trustees ought to avoid risk as far as possible. PKCU.VIAHY EMBARRASSMENTS.—If "Inland Revenue" (Maestrtg) owes nothing which lie cannot pay, and is not subject, to any liability which he C¡UlIlot dis- charge in due course, he may properlyauswer the question in the negative. APPRKNTICB.—"J B." (Newport) is advised that the apprentice ought only to be bound till the time when he will attain the age of 21 years. A contract entered into by an infant is voidable oa his coming of age, and if he were to decide then that he would not serve any longer, it would be unfair to the master to have led ",i.u." K» wt t-o hnt1' tho h.H.t1t. of allOther year's service. Âlluther suùstantial objection is that our correspondent would be liable to an action for damages if his covenant for faithful service by his son (the apprentice) should be broken. INTESTACY.—" R. W, F." (Cathays) is informed that the widow is entitled to letters of administration, and after payment of funeral expenses, costs of administration, and debts, she will ba entitled to half the balance of the personal estate for her own benefit, and must pay the other half to-the father of the intestate, who left no children. SE'l'TLaMENT.—" Lucy (Cardiff) is advised to have her properly settled in the usual way before she is mar- ried. This will make her safe, aud be her protection against any temfitation to dispose of it for speculative or other risky purposes after marriage. It is impos- sible to foresee what may happen but, with a proper settlement and suitable trustees, she will ill any event be out of danger of having to go into the Workhouse. We hope she will not be shocked at our suo\Jvstin" the possibility of such a catastrophe. :1!i.'Hl,)' who have begun life with prospects as bright as, or brighter than, her own ended their days in that gloomy mansion. In giving her distasteful advice, we are her true friend. UNSTAMPED RECEIPT,—"A Constant Reader" (Pont- iottyn) is informed that any person who signs an Ull- ^V:V"'ol' iC2 or upwards is liable to a penalty Of tiO. The original receipt may be sent t the Com- nnsstonersof I tdand Revenue, Somerset Ho use, London, W.C., with a letter explaining the facts, and that though a stamped receipt was asked for it. Was refused. If the iequest has not been made it must be made before communicating with the Commissioners. The person who receives the money has to pay for lhe stamp. A copy of the receipt should be kept when t he original is sent away. TAX ON DIVIDENDS.—If the income of IN, p ( (Iaft's Well) from all sources is under cCi53 per annum 1 lie may get the money returned on making apolication on forms which will be given to him by the surveyor ( of taxes in whose district fit- resides; but the inc Jme tax must be deducted from the dividends in the first instance. GROUND GAME.—" Leo" (Trefgarne) must not do what he proposes. He may shoot the hares upon his farm I at any time between the commencement of the last j hour beiowi sunrise and the expiration of the first hour < after sunset. Would not the evening hour (feeding time) be invaluable to him? He must bs careful to discontinue before the hour after sunset expires. He may also within the same hours kill hares in any other i sportsmanlike way, as by coursing. He must not use i spring-traps, except in rabbit holes, nor employ poison for reducing the head of game. CREDITOR AND BILL OF SALE. IOU" (Llandovery) might get judgment in an act ion,and then he would be in a position to pay off the bill of sale holder and sell the goods; but it would not be prudent to do this unless there would clearly be a surplus. He cannot at present insist upon an account. When it becomes necessary to have the auctioneer's books produced, the. date must be given within certain limits, as nearly as can be ascertallled, There are some suspicious cireum- stances about the family compact which resulted in the giving of the bills of sale. It is a proper case for a solicitor, as difficult legal questions may have to be discussed. BILL OF SALE.—" A. F. G-. (Cardiff) is clearly liable to prosecution for obtaining money by false pretences. Or the money lender may sue him for principal and interest due. DAMAGED GOODS.—if A." (Swansea) returned the goods immediately, he has a good defence for any action which may be brought against him for the price thereof. He was not bound to accept damaged goods when he required perfect ones. NOTICE TO QUIT.—" D. W." (Brecon)is informed that the notice was quite sufficient if he is a Michaelmas tenant. There is no harm in serving a notice two or three days before the regular time but if it be served after quarter day it is useless. As a year's notice has been given to him, we assume that he is entitled to the benefit of the Agricultural Holdings Act, which must be remembered when the valuation is made. HOURS FOR MAKRIAGE.—'• J. D." (Pontypridd) is in- formed that by the Marriage Act, 1823, marriages after banns or by ordinary licence are required to be solem- nised between the hours of eight in the morning and twelve at noon; but this does not apply to marriages by special licence. A Bill was introduced into Parlia- ment last year for extending the hours, but it got crowded out. It is said that the limitation was en- acted because people were more frequently sober in the forenoon than in the afternoon and if that were the reason the practice might well be altered now. SALE OF BREAD.—" Baker" (Pentyrch) is informed that the Act of Parliament does not regulate the price of bread nor the size of the loaf but it does require bread to be sold by weight. This is for the protection of pur- chasers against "slIlallloaf bakers, who are not quite unknown in the trade. N CONSTRUCTION or WILL.—" Olivia (Maesteg), by her second marriage, has forfeited all her rights to and Power over the°property which by the will of her first husband was given to her during her widowhood. She never had power to sell any part of the property. UNPAID LOAN.—"Anxious One" (Pontnewydd) can do nothing more and he has already done more than Was legal. LIABILITY OF GRANDFATHER.— In either of the cases i suggested by" C.A." (Taibach) he could be compelled i to repay the amount expended out of the poor rates for the maintenance of his grandchildren, or part thereof, according to his means. The magistrates in Petty sessions would be the judges as to his ability to Pay. BREWING AND SELLING BEER.—" J. T. W." (Abersychan) j must not brew without a licence; and when he gets a licence to brew he must not sell any of his beer unless he gets a retailer's licence, which could only be obtained after a certificate granted by the magistrates, which would not be granted unless some public need were shown. For brewing without a licence the Penalty is £ 100 and £ 50 for unauthorised sale, with an increasing penalty on repetition. FIRE INSURANCE.—" Inquirer" is advised to take stock once a year, and to keep a'l his books in a fire-proof safe. This would very much facilitate his settling with the insurance company in case of fire. G. od Companies do not raise frivolous objections, but they very properly require some evidence of the amount Of damage done and they are most uncompromising in their endeavours to get persons punished who ry any tricks upon them. We quite agree with our cor- respondent that it would be extremely unwise to run any risk which can be avoided. We cannot recommend any office here. It is often desirable to divide the risk between two or more offices; but this is of no impor- J tance if a really good office be selected. DOMESTIC SERVANT.—"X. Y. Z." (Llanddarog) is in- formed that by custom domestic servants, though hired for a year, are subject to a month's notice on either side. If a servant leaves without gi I ing such notice she forfeits her current wages, but not the wages which had previously become due and payable to her, whether paid or not. MASTER AND SERVANT.—" W. H." (Quaker's Yard) can- not compel his late employer to answer any questions respecting him but if any answers are given which should be injuriously untrue, the master would subject 1 ImuseJf to the rillk. of an action for damages.

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