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Power to the Treasury to borrow,

hundred and seventy-nine the sum of seven million five hundred thousand pounds.

2. The Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury may borrow from time to time on the credit of the said sum, any sum or sums not exceeding in the whole the sum of seven million five hundred thousand pounds, and shall repay the moneys so borrowed, with interest not exceeding five per cent. per annum, out of the growing produce of the Consolidated Fund at any period not later than the next succeeding quarter to that in which the said moneys were borrowed.

Any sums so borrowed shall be placed to the credit of the account of Her Majesty's Exchequer, and shall form part of the said Consolidated Fund, and be available in any manner in which such fund is available.

3. This Act may be cited as the Consolidated Fund (No. 3) Act, 1878.

Short title.

CHAPTER 22.
An Act to raise the sum of One million five hundred

thousand pounds by Exchequer Bonds, for the service
of the year ending on the thirty-first day of March one
thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine.

[17th June 1878.] Most Gracious Sovereign, WE, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects

, the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, in Parliament assembled, towards raising the supply which we have cheerfully granted to Your Majesty in this session of Parliament, have resolved to grant unto Your Majesty the sum herein-after mentioned; and do therefore most humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be enacted; and be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parlia

ment assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows: Treasury 1. Towards raising the supply granted to Her Majesty for the may raise 1,500,0001. by

service of the year ending on the thirty-first day of March one Exchequer

thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, it shall be lawful for the bonds. Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, at any time or times

not later than the said thirty-first day of March, to raise any sum or sums, not exceeding in the whole one million five hundred thou

sand pounds, by the issue of Exchequer bonds, in manner provided 29 & 30 Vict. by the Exchequer Bills and Bonds Act, 1866, so, however, that no

Exchequer bond shall be made out for any sum less than one hundred pounds.

Every Exchequer bond issued in pursuance of this Act shall provide for the paying off of such bond at par at any period not exceeding three years nor less than twelve months from the date of

such bond. Payment of 2. The interest on all Exchequer bonds issued in pursuance of this interest and

Act shall be charged upon and issued out of the Consolidated Fund repayment of ncipal.

of the United Kingdom, or out of the growing produce thereof.

C, 25.

The principal money secured by every Exchequer bond issued in pursuance of this Act shall be repaid out of moneys provided by Parliament for the purpose.

Payment of 3. All money raised in pursuance of this Act shall be paid into money raised the Exchequer.

4. Section fifteen of the Exchequer Bills and Bonds Act, 1866, Extension of (which section relates to the forgery of Exchequer bills,) shall 29 & 30 Vict

. apply to all Exchequer bonds issued in pursuance of this Act in like c. 25. as to

forgery, &c., manner as if it were herein enacted with the substitution of Ex

to bonds. chequer bond for Exchequer bill.

Short title. 5. This Act may be cited as the Exchequer Bonds (No. 2) Act, 1878,

into Exchequer.

CHAPTER 23.
An Act to remove doubts concerning the due Acknow-

ledgment of Deeds by Married Women in Ireland in
certain cases.

[17th June 1878.] WHEREAS by the Act passed in the session of Parliament holden 4.& 5 W. 4.

, 92 chapter ninety-two, for the abolition of fines and recoveries and for the substitution of more simple modes of assurance in Ireland, it is provided that every deed to be executed by a married woman for any of the purposes thereof, except such as may be executed by her in the character of protector for the sole purposes of giving her consent to the disposition of a tenant in tail, shall, upon her executing the same or afterwards, be produced and acknowledged by her as her act and deed before a Judge of one of the Superior Courts at Dublin or a Master in Chancery, or before two of the perpetual Commissioners, or two special Commissioners to be respectively appointed as therein provided ; and a certificate of the taking of such acknowledgment is thereby directed to be lodged with some officer of the Court of Common Pleas in Dublin, who is directed, after satisfying himself that the requisitions of the said Act have been complied with in manner therein mentioned, to cause the said certificate to be filed of record in the said Court of Common Pleas:

And whereas by the County Officers and Courts (Ireland) Act, 40 & 41 Vict. 1877, it is enacted that any acknowledgment to be made by any c. 56. married woman under the said Act of the fourth and fifth William the Fourth may be received by any Chairman in the same manner in which such acknowledgment may be received by a Judge of a superior court:

And whereas it is apprehended that deeds executed by married women under the provisions of the said Act may be liable to be invalidated by the circumstances that the Judge or Master in Chancery, or Chairman, or one or both of the Commissioners taking the acknowledgment, may be or may have been interested or concerned, either as a party or otherwise, in the transaction giving occasion for such acknowledgment, and it is not expedient that deeds executed in good faith under such circumstances should be invalidated :

ment of deed

Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by

the authority of the same, as follows: Extent of Act. 1. This Act shall not apply to England or Scotland. Short title. 2. This Act may be cited as the Acknowledgment of Deeds by

Married Women (Ireland) Act, 1878. Acknowledg- 3. No deed which has been acknowledged by a married woman

before a Judge of one of the Superior Courts at Dublin or a Master not impeachable by reason in Chancery, or which has been acknowledged or which shall bereonly of party after be acknowledged before a Judge of the High Court of Justice

in Ireland, or a Chairman, or before two of the perpetual Comsame was taken being in

missioners or two special Commissioners appointed as by the said terested. Act is required, shall be impeached or impeachable at any time

after the certificate of such acknowledgment has been filed of record by reason only that such Judge, Chairman, or Master in Chancery, or such Commissioners, or either of them, was or were interested or concerned either as a party or parties, or as attorney or solicitor or clerk to the attorney or solicitor of one of the parties, or other

wise in the transaction giving occasion for such acknowledgment. Staying pro- 4. Provided that if any proceeding instituted before the ninth quashing toer. day of May one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight in the tificate of

said High Court of Justice in Ireland for the purpose of quashing acknowledg- or taking off the file of records of the said Court any certificate of an

acknowledgment of a deed by a married woman on the ground that such Judge, Chairman, or Master in Chancery, or either of such Commissioners, was interested or concerned as aforesaid, shall be pending at the passing of this Act, it shall be lawful for the said Court to proceed with and dispose of the same as if this Act had not passed, except that if the said Court shall be satisfied that any person or persons acting bonâ fide has or have been induced by the terms of the orders made by the said Court of Common Pleas to acknowledge or to accept a title depending on the acknowledgment of any deed or deeds before Commissioners one of whom may have been interested or concerned as aforesaid, the said High Court may refuse to permit the certificate to be quashed or taken off the file on such terms as to the payment of costs and expenses as the said High

Court shall think fit to make. High Court of 5. The Common Pleas Division of the High Court of Justice in Justice may

Ireland may, from time to time, make any rules which to them make rules.

may seem fit for preventing any Commissioners interested or concerned as aforesaid from taking any acknowledgment under the said recited Act, anything herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding, so nevertheless that no such rule shall make invalid any acknowledgment after the certificate shall have been filed of record as aforesaid.

ment.

!unatic asy

CHAPTER 24. An Act to amend the Public Works Loans (Ireland) Act, 1877, so far as relates to Lunatic Asylums.

[4th July 1878.] WHEREAS it was enacted by the fifth section of the Public 20 %. 41 Vict.

Works Loans (Ireland) Act, 1877, that after the thirty-first day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight, advances should not be made out of the Consolidated Fund for the opening or maintenance of lanatic asylums, but no sufficient provision was made by the said Act for authorising presentments to be made by grand juries upon estimates of the expense necessary for the maintenance of such asylums, nor for the apportionment of such

expense between two or more counties, and it is necessary to make such provision :

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same : 1. The inspectors of lunatics in Ireland shall

, at such times in Expenses of each

year and in such manner and form and for such period as the maintenance of Lord Lieutenant or other chief governor or governors of Ireland, by and with the advice and consent of the Privy Council in Ireland, shall from time to time direct, estimate the sums of money

which shall be necessary for the support and maintenance of every district lunatic asylum, including the support and maintenance of the officers thereof and patients therein, and in every case in which the district of a lunatic asylum shall consist of more than one county shall estimate what proportion of such sums of money is to be contributed by and charged on each county comprised in the district of such lunatic asylum, and shall make out for each county a certificate in such form as the Lord Lieutenant or other chief governor or governors shall from time to time prescribe, under the hands or hand of the said inspectors or one of them, specifying the amount of money so estimated to be necessary for the support and maintenance of the district lunatic asylum of and for such county during the said period, and specifying that the whole or a certain portion thereof, as the case may be, is properly contributable by and chargeable on the said county, and shall transmit the certificate to the secretary of the grand jury of such county, (when approved and certified by the Chief or Under Secretary to the Lord. Lieutenant,) to be laid before the grand jury, and thereupon the grand jury of such county shall (without any previous proceeding at presentment sessions) make a presentment for the amount specified in such certificate as properly contributable by the said county, to be raised off the county at large, and to be paid to the governors of the district lunatic asylum, or in default thereof the amount shall be raised by an order of the judge of assize or of the court at any presenting term, which order shall have the force of a presentment. In this Interpretation Act the term "county" extends to and includes any county of a of terms. city or county of a town included at the time of the passing of this Act in the district of any district lunatic asylum, and the term

"grand jury,” as regards any city or borough the town council of which is authorised to make presentments for the support and maintenance of a district lunatic asylum, includes such town council, and the term “secretary of the grand jury” includes the town clerk of such town council.

CHAPTER 25.
An Act to amend the Public Health Act, 1875, so far as

relates to the supply of Water. [4th July 1878.]

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the provisions of the 38 & 39 Victo C. 55.

Be it therefore enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and

by the authority of the same, as follows: Short title, and

1. This Act may be cited as the Public Health (Water) Act, construction. 1878, and shall be construed as one with the Public Health Act,

1875. Commence- 2. This Act shall come into operation on the twenty-fifth day of ment of Act.

March one thousand eight hundred and seventy-nine, which day is

in this Act referred to as the commencement of this Act. Duty of rural 3. It shall be the duty of every rural sanitary authority, regard authority to being had to the provisions in this Act contained, to see that every provide or require pro

occupied dwelling-house within their district has within a reasonvision of suffi- able distance an available supply of wholesome water sufficient for cient water

the consumption and use for domestic purposes of the inmates of supply, and procedure for

the house. enforcing such Where it appears to a rural sanitary authority, on the report requirement.

of their inspector of nuisances, or their medical officer of health,
that any occupied dwelling-house within their district has not such
supply within a reasonable distance, and the authority are of opinion
that such supply can be provided at a reasonable cost not exceeding
a capital sum the interest on which at the rate of five per centum
per annum would amount to twopence per week, or at such other
cost not exceeding a capital sum the interest on which at the rate
of five per centum per annum would amount to threepence per
week, as the Local Government Board may on the application of
the local authority determine under all the circumstances of the
case to be reasonable, and that the expense of providing the supply
ought to be paid by the owner or defrayed as private improvement
expenses, proceedings may be taken as follows:
(1.) The authority may serve on the owner of the house a notice

requiring him, within a time specified in the notice and
not exceeding six months from the date of the service
thereof, to provide such supply, and to do all such works

as may be necessary for that purpose. (2.) If at the expiration of the time so specified the notice is not

complied with, the authority may serve on the owner a second notice, informing him that if the requirements of the first notice are not complied with within one month from the date of the service of the second notice, the

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