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NARTICLED CLERKS who desire to improve their position should write for useful and interesting "Guide to the Law Clerks' Certificate," to PARTNERSHIPS. the Secretary, London School of Law, 55 and 56, Chancerylane, W.C., enclosing stamp for postage.

Messrs. HOOPER and SON
INVITE SOLICITORS DESIRING
PARTNERS, or WISHING to ACQUIRE or
DISPOSE of a PRACTICE,

To avail themselves of the advantages of their Register.
They have Shares of Practices and Successions in
London, the West of England, Wales, and Yorkshire, and
in Cape Colony.

HOOPER and SON, 69, LUDGATE-HILL, LONDON, E.C.
Telegrams: "Hooper, London." Telephone: 7855 Central.
PARTNERSHIPS,

LAW

SUCCESSIONS.

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AMALGAMATIONS. Solicitors desiring Partners, who are open negotiate for the Sale of their Practices, should communicate with MESSRS, ARNOLD AND CO., 76, Cannon-street, E.C. (Telephone: 5755 Bank)

who have always a large number of gentlemen on their books, with capital and connection, requiring openings.

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AW PARTNERSHIP. PARTNER

LAW-WANTED, in a well-established

country practice, a thoroughly competent CLERK of about 35 years of age, whose experience has been in good offices, and who is capable of acting without supervision: a competent Conveyancer and experienced in the Administration of Trust Estates.-Apply, stating age, L. F. D.," care of experience, and salary required, to Moulton and Dean, 37, Chancery-lane, W.C.

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AW.-Qualified SOLICITOR WANTED permanently to take entire charge of County Court work of a large firm.-Write "Box 4243," Williams's Advertisement Offices, 29, Kirkgate, Bradford.

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LAW. WANTED JUNIOR Engross

necessary. Apply to WALKER, SONS, and RAINEY, Solicitors, Spilsby, Lines.

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OPENING a S... G. B. (No. 3616), Law PENING for a SOLICITOR up in the Times Office, Bream's buildings, E.C.

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Bournemouth, JUNIOR

REQUIRED in an old-established Practice in the WANTED, in
SHORTHAND CLERK and TYPIST; must be

be arranged; all-round
West Riding: Succession can
man: Public School man preferred.-Address, with par-
" Office,
ticulars, to "X. Z." (No. 3611). "Law Times
Bream's-bui.dings, E.C.

AW PARTNERSHIP.-ADVERTISER REQUIRES PARTNERSHIP in well-established firm in neighbourhood of good schools-Full particulars to "P." (No. 3615). "Law Times" Office. Bream's-buildings, E.C. AW PARTNERSHIP.-SOLICITOR, Deputy Clerk to Justices (used to all duties and Accounts), Commissioner, SEEKS PARTNERSHIP. or Clerkship with view thereto; hard worker; if desired, would undertake complete management to relieve senior.-Address "Watchful" (No. 3616), "Law Times Office, Bream's buildings, E.C.

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AW.-Competent BOOK-KEEPER (36, Kain's system or otherwise) SEEKS CHANGE, country office; Shorthand; excellent references; permanency-" X. A. M." (No. 3611), "Law Times" Office, Bream's-buildings, E.C.

AW.- SOLICITOR (24) seeks CLERK

to partnership: Experienced in Litigation, Admiralty, Conveyancing, Probate, Divorce, and General Practice; Moderate salary: Articles with well-known City firm. "Omega," (No. 3615). "Law Times Office. Bream'sbuildings, E.C.

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Clerks. Regular features: Chats with Counsel, Prize Competitions, Notes on Cases, Legal Queries and Answers, &c., &c. Annual subscription, 2s. 6d., post free.-Specimen copy, 212d., from Publisher, 55, Chancery-lane.

A MODERATE AMOUNT of CAPITAL

is sufficient to start FRUIT GROWING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA-one of the healthiest and most profitable occupations. We have a few choice 10-Acre Tracts for Sale in famous Kootenay District. Price £160 to £250 each on Clear title. Splendid easy terms. Fruit olimate, soil, scenery, sport.-For free booklet. Ranching in B.C.," and full particulars, apply CANADIAN DOMINION DEVELOPMENT LTD. (of Liverpool). Dept. T., 3, Adelaide-street, Strand, W.C.

GENTLEMAN with literary

and pre

ferably come Legal knowledge REQUIRED immediately to assist in Editing a Journal which will be issued monthly by a well-established Society: a knowledge of Sporting Matters an advantage; it would be necessary to invest a sum of not less than £250.-Write fully to "K." (No. 3616). "Law Times" Office, Bream's-buildings, E.C. to take case Court, Common Law, forma pauperis, High nuisance; have got Counsel's opinion and promise to act; damages over £3000.-KNIGHT, 85, Mount Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells.

OLICITOR WANTED,

SOLIC

Offres to be Let.

OLD SERJEANTS OFFICEHAMBERS,

modern improvement; exceptionally light and quiet, adapted to suit requirements of tenants as to size of rooms, &c.; to be LET at moderate rentals; suitable for Solicitors, Barristers, and Professional Men generally.-Apply to the Caretaker in charge, or to the House Property Department, LAW UNION AND ROCK INSURANCE Co. LTD., Chancery-lane, W.C.

and REGISTERED OFFICES. SOLICITORS

ACCOUNTANT of experience (engaged in country office) REQUIRES ENGAGEMENT for fortnight (during his holidays) to work up arrears; Terms moderate.Address "O. D.," Shaw and Sons, 7, Fetter-lane, London, E.C.

and Promoters can be provided with these in a unique building near Law Courts, including use of Board Room and services of Secretary and Auditor if desired.-Address "Convenience (No. 3616), "Law Times Office, Bream's-buildings, E.C.

AW.—SOLICITOR (42) seeks ENGAGE-AN

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MENT: over twenty years' experience in Conveyancing, Probate, and General Matters; sound draughtsinan: good references. Salary £110.- Ad Val." (No. 3615), Law Times " Office, Bream's-buildings, E.C. AW.-GENERAL PRACTITIONER (38)

London minimum salary £250.-Apply "G." (No. 3616), "Law Times Office, Bream's buildings, E.C.

LAW SOLICITORESIRES CLERKS

AW.-SOLICITOR (Public School man;

years' practical experience in Conveyancing, Litigation, and General Practice; would obtain admission and undertake Advocacy if required; excellent testimonials: salary £104. M. (No. 3616), Law Times" Office, Bream'sbuildings, E.C.

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OFFICE (20 by 14), light, wellFurnished, overlooking the Law Courts, to be LET, with use of telephone, clerk, and electric light; suitable for country Solicitor with regular Practice in High Court. -" X. Y. Z.," Housekeeper, 222, Strand.

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10 LONDON SOLICITORS.-Very successTIONS to SELL Weekly or Villa PROPERTY of good class by Private Treaty; Auctions may have proved abortive: forty-two Houses sold this year; Pole Agency for one month.-Please write "Business," care of J. W. Vickers and Co. Ltd., 5, Nicholas-lane, E.C.

FARMING AND LAND AGENCY.

In a bracing climate, close to SEASIDE and ENGLISH LAKES, with access to 2000 acres of HIGHLY-FARMED Land in a Noted STOCK-RAISING District. One Year COLONIAL COURSE; Two Year DIPLOMA Courses. Successful practical training for exams. of Surveyors' Institution.

For prospectus apply to the Principal, J. SMITH HILL, B.A., B.Sc., THE AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE, ASPATRIA, Cumberland.

ASHIER and BOOK-KEEPER; thorough W

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experience in two first-class offices: rapid Shorthand Writer: highest references; salary required £2 per week for permanency in country office; photo.-" M. P. (No. 3614) Law Times" Office, Bream's-buildings, E.C.

AW.-COSTS

in STE

LAW COSTS CLERK WANTED, in

letter. "LC" (No. 3615), "Law Times Office, Bream'sbuildings, E.C.

Third Edition. Price 56., post free. HARTON'S LEGAL MAXIMS.-With Observations and Cases.

HORACE Cox, "Law Times" Office, Windsor House Bream's-buildings. 5.0.

Second Edition. Demy 8vo. Price 12s. 6d., post free.
TEPHENSON'S DIGEST for the INTER-
MEDIATE EXAMINATION of the LAW SOCIETY
HORACE Cox, "Law Times" Office,
Windsor House, Bream's-buildings, E.C.

Legal and Tuition Notices.

MESSRS.

GIBSON and WELDON,

Proprietors of "Law Notes," &c., IREPARE in Class and by POST, STUDENTS for the INTERMEDIATE and FINAL EXAMINATIONS of the Law Society, Bar, and other Legal Examinations.-Address Lonsdale Chambers, 27, Chancery-lane, W.C.

SOLICITORS' FINAL, JUNE 1912.

Out of 131 Class Pupils 121 PASSED (in addition to many successful Postal Pupils). The number of failures was thus only 7 per cent.

Intermediate.-4 Pupils were placed in the First Class. BAR EXAMINATIONS. Answers to the May questions are now ready, price ls.. post free ls. ld.

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NEMBHARD HIBBERT,

Lond., Honours and Prizeman at Bar and LL.B., Barrister, continues to PREPARE STUDENTS, Orally and by Post, for Legal Examinations at 1, Gardencourt, Temple, E.C. Successes 1910-11: LL.B., 16 passed, 11 with Honours. Bar and Solicitors, 134 passed.

AR CORRESPONDENCE COLLEGE; BAR EXAMINATIONS; Postal Tuition only: individual

attention; success guaranteed.-Prospectus from Secretary, BAR CORRESPONDENCE COLLEGE, 134, Salisburysquare. Fleet-street, E.C.

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late Editor of the ALDOUS, Barrister-at-Law, "Commercial Cases," Fifteenth Wrangler, &c., COACHES for Bar, University, and all Legal EXAMINATIONS.-11, King's Bench-walk, Temple, London. SUCCESSFUL COACHING

(Oral and Postal)

FOR

ALL LEGAL EXAMINATIONS is provided by the LONDON SCHOOL OF LAW, 55-56, CHANCERY LANE, W.C. LAW SOCIETY'S, BAR, and UNIVERSITY EXAMS rospectus and full particulars fromW. H. SANDERS, Solicitor, Secretary to he School.

£20

REWARD.-MISSING

DEEDS, DOCUMENTS, &c.-Various Deeds azd Documents belonging to Mr. MERYON WHITEWINTON (formerly Meryon White) were missed a few years ago from 59, Cadogan-square, S.W., some of which were the Title Deeds to Property, consisting of Houses and Land in the Hamlet of Congelow, in the County of Kent, and the remainder related to other Properties and matters. A REWARD of £20 will be given for the recovery of these Deeds and Documents, or for Information resulting in such Recovery.-Information to be given to Messrs. WHITE, BORRETT, and BLACK, 6, Whitehallplace, S.W.

LEGACIES WOULD BE A GREAT BOON

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To H.M. the King and H.M. the Queen.
ROBES AND WIGS.

Solicitors' Gowns.

LEVEE SUITS IN CLOTH AND VELVET. WIGS FOR REGISTRARS & TOWN CLERKS UNIVERSITY AND CORPORATION ROBES. 93 & 94, CHANCERY LANE, LONDON. COUNTY CASES. Published quarterly, price 4. COURTS, EQUITY, and BANK

post free. Comprising the Decisions in Law and Equity, administered in the County Courts; the Appeals from the County Courts: the Judgments in Important Cases decided in the County Courts; and all the Cases in Bankruptcy in all the Courts.

HORACE Cox, " County Courts Chronicle Office. Windsor House, Bream's-buildings, E.O

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SALES BY AUCTION FOR THE YEAR 1912.

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THE REVERSIONARY

SPECIAL OFFER TO THE PROFESSION.

BROUGHTON'S

SERIES of REMINDERS.

100 Reminders on Death Duties.
100 Reminders on Drafting Wills.
100 Reminders on Drafting Mortgages,
85 Reminders on Advising on Title.
ALL UP TO DATE.

The above four Reminders, published at 1s. each, thickly mounted on stiff cardboard, ready to suspend in the office, will be sent post free for 38.

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PURCHASE REVERSIONARY INTEREST3 in Real and Personal Property, and Life Interest and Life upon these securities. Authorised Capital, One Subscribed Capital, £643,200, Paid-up Capital, £564,825.-The Society has moved from 17, King's Arms vard, to 30, Coleman-street. E.O.

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1918 of ESTATES, Investments, Town, Suburban, and Country Houses, Business Premises, Building Land, Ground Rents, Advowsons, Reversions, Stocks, Shares, and other Properties will be held at the Auction Mart,

Tokenhouse-yard, near the Bank of England, in the City EQUITABLE REVERSIONARY

of London, as follows:

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By arrangement, Auctions in Town or Country can also be held on other days Messrs. Debenham, Tewson, Richardson, and Co. undertake Sales and Valuations for Probate and other Purposes of Furniture, Pictures, Farming Stock, Timber, &c.

Detailed Lists of Investments, Estates, Sporting Quarters, Residences, Shops, and Business Premises to be Let or Sold by Private Contract can be obtained of

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PARTRIDGE & COOPER Ltd.,

Manufacturing and Law Stationers.

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INTEREST 191, 192, FLEET STREET,E.C.,

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To be viewed and catalogues had.

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LAW PUBLISHERS.

Bell Yard,

THE LAW LENDING LIBRARY London,

(Particulars on Application),

119 & 120, Chancery Lane, London. Telegrams, "Rhodrons." Telephone, 1386 Holborn.

Now READY. July 1912. Price 53.
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THE LAW QUARTERLY REVIEW.

Edited by the Right Hon. Sir FREDERICK POLLOCK, Bart., D.C.L, LL.D.

CONTENTS.

NOTES: In re Bonacina (English discharge in bankruptcy and foreign creditor); Interest on legacy payable out of reversionary fund; Contempt of Court in the tropics; Merger of charges: Abandonment and acquisition of possession; Is a workhouse a "private dwelling-house"?;

Confusion of fact and law in Workmen's Compensation cases; Position of bona fide purchaser of shares from donee after bankruptcy of donor; Managers' right to dismiss teacher of non-provided school; Extrinsic evidence to explain ambiguity in will: Power of Court under sect. 223 of the Companies Act 1908 to declare dissolution void; Unauthorised pledge of assets by executor not purporting to act as such; The capture of private property

at sea.

THE RECEPTION OF ROMAN LAW IN THE

W.C.

Telegrams: BUTTERWORT.

LONDON.

Telephone : 2466 HOLBORN.

REEVES AND TURNER,

14, Bell Yard, Temple Bar. (Removed from 3, Bream's Buildings.) LAW BOOKS SOLD, BOUGHT, OR VALUED.. A Large Stock of Second-hand Text Books and Law Reports.

SOME CHEAP LAW BOOKS. ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE LAWS OF ENGLAND, by the most eminent legal authorities 13 Vols. 1897-1903. £3 10s.

Second Edition, including FORMS AND PRECEDENTS. 15 vols. 1906-1909. £12.

SIXTEENTH CENTURY. IV. By W. S. HOLDS ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FORMS AND PRECE

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THE FORCIBLE RECAPTION OF CHATTELS. By
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THE REVISED REPORTS. By A. E. RANDALL.
HOKE-DAY. By HUGH H. L. RLLOT, D.C.L.

THE PLACE OF TRUST IN JURISPRUDENCE. By
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6th Edition. 1906. Price 15s. "Incomparably the best introduction to the art of conveyancing that has appeared in this generation. Ilt contains much that is useful to the experienced practi tioner."-Law Times.

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The Law and the Lawyers.

In the King's Bench.

YET another week has passed with practically no progress whatever in the trial of actions. On Monday, owing to the sittings of the Court of Criminal Appeal and the Divisional Court in Bankruptcy, no judges were available. On Tuesday, two judges-Mr. Justice DARLING and Mr. Justice COLERIDGE-sat at Nisi Prius, Mr. Justice CHANNELL being in chambers, while the services of Mr. Justice PICKFORD were requisitioned to make a second court for the Commercial list. On Wednesday 28 the position was the same, save that Mr. Justice CHANNELL tried a short cause with a special jury. On Thursday and Friday he returned to chambers, Mr. Justice PHILLIMORE on Friday trying another short cause and two non-jury actions after the bankruptcy motions. upon which he had been engaged since Tuesday, but otherwise things were unchanged.

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Vol. 133.-No. 3616.

Additional Judges.

OWING to the dilatoriness of the Government in taking any initiative, Mr. JoYNSON-HICKS has brought forward a motion that an address should be presented representing that the two vacant judgeships should be filled. We are told that the Prime Minister is prepared to make a statement on the subject, but it

s rumoured that only one extra judge is to be appointed. Although half a Although half a loaf is better than no bread, to our mind it is absolutely essential that the number should be two unless the scandalous state of affairs that has existed for the past month is to be continued. But ten days now remain of the present sittings, so any reduction of the lists is of course hopeless, and it may be taken that the courts will reassemble in October next with actions set down as long ago as April last still untried. The Crown Paper and Civil Paper are also in arrear, and we can state without fear of contradiction that, even if two additional judges are appointed, many months must elapse before anything approaching a normal condition will obtain in the King's Bench Division.

Return of Public Prosecutions.

A. CONSIDERABLE decrease in all matters dealt with by the department of the Director of Public Prosecutions is shown by the return now issued for last year. In 1910 the total matters were 2413, by far the largest number since the returns began to be made in 1887, cases prosecuted being 612. In 1911 this total had decreased to 2042, and cases prosecuted only amounted to 595; while cases under the Criminal Appeal Act 1907 were 169 as compared with 237 in the previous year, and cases under the Prevention of Crime Act 1908 179 as against 412 in 1910. Of the 169 cases under the Act of 1907 in which the director appeared, in 110 the appeals were dismissed, in twenty-eight the convictions were quashed, and in thirty-one appeals were allowed and sentences reduced and part of the convictions were quashed. In eighty-five cases out of the 179 in which the consent of the director to prisoners being charged as habitual criminals under the Act of 1908 was applied for such consent was given, and in sixty cases conviction followed of the offence charged and of being habitual criminals, and in only four cases was there an acquittal on both charges.

Cost of Prosecutions.

IN the list of cases in which the conduct of the prosecution was undertaken by the director, the costs thereof are given, some items of which are of interest. The trial of Stinie Morrison for murder cost £453; of Alfred Carpenter, for offences under the Debtors Act in connection with the Charing Cross Bank, £1544; of Max Schultz and Heinrich Grosse, under the Official Secrets Acts, £502 and £511 respectively; of Seddon, for murder, £1357; of E. T. Hooley, for false pretences, £762; while the prosecutions in connection with the Exeter election petition and the Nottingham election petition for obtaining moneys by false pretences were but £35 and £51 respectively.

Moneylenders' Circulars.

LAST Monday the Times in a leading article dealt with what is fast becoming a mischievous nuisance-namely, the flood of touting circulars that come from the offices of moneylenders. Probably hardly a day passes without members of the Profession receiving letters from some of these gentry, and we do not think we are overstating the case in saying that nine out of every ten of these documents are both misleading and dishonest. As our contemporary truly says: "There is the gaudy fly for stupid fish. There is the delicately coloured fly to be thrown when angling for the wary." If advertising in any shape or form were forbidden by law, most of the dangers and evils connected with moneylending would disappear, for in nearly every case the borrower comes into the clutches of the lender owing to some and alluring" circular or advertisement.

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COMPENSATION AGREEMENTS.

THE desire on the part of employers of labour to save the costs of arbitration proceedings, in respect of all claims for compensation by injured workmen which are really incontestable, doubtless proves successful in the vast majority of cases. There still remain, however, a very considerable number in which, despite all efforts to comply with the provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act 1906 (6 Edw. 7, c. 58) as to agreements entered into conformably with sect. 1, sub-sect. 3, of that Act, points inevitably arise in relation thereto that after all require the jurisdiction of learned County Court judges, and frequently of the Court of Appeal, to be invoked. We have, from time to time, had occasion to deal with such points in these columns. And from our comments thereon it is seen that agreements under the Act, no less than awards, are a source of trouble and difficulty.

Further instances of such a state of affairs appear from two important cases that came before the Court of Appeal and are included in a recent issue of our Reports.

As to one of them-Ryan v. Hartley (106 L. T. Rep. 702) -the decision of the Court of Appeal, affirming that of the learned County Court judge, that an employer and an adult workman can agree to compromise a right by the latter to claim compensation without a memorandum of such agreement being approved as to its genuineness and recorded, will cause surprise, we think, to many persons. The notion generally prevalent was, it is believed, that any attempt whatever to settle a right to compensation under the Act by means of an agreement and with no recourse to arbitration involved that the memorandum of the agreement should be approved and recorded, even though the settlement was by way of payment of a lump sum in satisfaction of all claims and no weekly payment was made payable. If instead of a lump sum a` weekly pay. ment were agreed to be paid, there seems to be not a particle of doubt that the parties, in voluntarily substituting an agreement for an award, would have to fulfil the statutory requirements in regard to such an agreement: (see sched. 2, ss. 9, 10). The supposed policy of the Act was that ignorant workmen should, in all circumstances, be protected from being taken advantage of by the possible artifice of their employers. But in the absence of any express provision in the Act that an injured workman shall not, in consideration of a sum of money down, be at liberty, if sui juris and of sound contracting mind, to surrender his right to make a claim for compensation, there appears to be nothing to prevent it. His abandonment of a right which has accrued by reason of his personal injury by accident arising out of and in the course of his employment is not the same as foregoing antecedently the benefits conferred upon him by the Act. But although such waiver may technically be differentiated from 'contracting out," a proceeding which is prohibited, yet, practically, a similar result is arrived at. The reasoning of the Master of the Rolls (Cozens-Hardy), however, seems too wellfounded to be challengable. Whether the necessity for an amendment of the Act on this point is now revealed is entirely another matter.

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In Popple v. Frodingham Iron and Steel Company (108 L. T. Rep. 703)-the other workman's compensation case to which attention may well be directed-an agreement was entered into whereby employers agreed to pay and an injured workman agreed to accept a certain sum per week as compensation for his injury. The weekly payment was to continue during the time the workman should be "totally incapacitated for work." The workman applied to have a memorandum of that agreement recorded at a time when such total incapacity had ceased and was succeeded by partial incapacity. The agreement was, therefore, completed and spent. There being no subsisting agreement, under which either arrears or future weekly payments were or might become due, the Court of Appeal saw no course open but to affirm the decision of the learned County Court judge refusing to record the memorandum.

Had the usual practice been adopted of following the form of award contained in the appendix to the Workmen's Compensation Rules 1907-11-where the words are "and to continue during the total or partial incapacity of the workman "-no objection to the application to record could have been maintained: (see our

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