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MR. WYNDHAM ON EMPIRE. ) .

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THE LATE DUKE OF WESTMINSTER.…

THE MONEY LENDERS ACT. »

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THE MONEY LENDERS ACT. » Mr. T. W. Russell, M.P., Parliamentary Secretary to the Local Government Board, has sent to an inquiring correspondent some explanatory notes upon the Money Lenders Act, which came into operation on Thursday. The Act was based upon recommendations made by a Select Committee of the House of Com- mons, over which tho hon. gentleman presided, and was piloted by him through the Lower House, while Lord James of Hereford had charge of it in the Upper. Mr. Russell says "Four main points are to be noted with reference to the Act-First, the appointment of the committee whose recommendations it embodies was due to the initiative of Mr. R. A. Yerburgh, M.P. for Chester; second, legislation followed quickly upon the report of the committee, not by any means a usual thing; third, money lenders will after the 1st of November be compelled under severe penalties to register and to trade in one name, no matter how many addresses they may have. If this provision had existed during Isaac Gordon's lifetime it would have interfered seriously with his operations to the benefit of not a few people, who, as it was, became his victims; fourth, the chief strength of the Act! lies, however, in the powers it oonfers on the judges (county court and others), who have to deal with actions for the recovery of money lent. If the interest is deemed to be excessive, if the charges are unfair, if the bargain is harsh or unconscionable, or if the case is such as would secure relief in equity, the judge may take an account from the beginning of the transactions, and allow only the recovery of such sum or sums as he considers equitable. Shy look cannot get through this net."

YOUNG MAN AND SCHOOL GIRL.…

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