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Appendix No. 5 8 Vic. c. 16.

Method of pro-
ceeding before
Justices in
Questions of
Damages, &c.

Publication of

Penalty for detacing Boards used for such, Publication.

Company; and the Justices aforesaid, or either of them, on Application, shall issue their or his Warrant accordingly; but no such Distress shall issue against the Goods of such Treasurer unless Seven Days previous Notice in Writing, stating the Amount so due, and demanding Payment thereof, have been given to such Treasurer or left at his residence; and if such Treasurer pay any Money under such Distress as aforesaid, he may retain the Amount so paid by him, and all Costs and Expenses occasioned thereby, out of any Money belonging to the Company coming into his Custody or Control, or he may sue the Company for the same.

CXLIV. Where in this or the special Act, or any Act incorporated therewith, any Question of Compensation, Expenses, Charges, or Damages is referred to the Determination of any One Justice, or more, it shall be lawful for any Justice, upon the Application of either Party, to summon the other Party to appear before One Justice, or before Two Justices, as the Case may require, at a Time and Place to be named in such Summons; and upon the Appearance of such Parties, or in the Absence of any of them, upon Proof of due Service of the Summons, it shall be lawful for such One Justice, or such Two Justices, as the Case may be, to hear and determine such Question, and for that Purpose to examine such Parties or any of them, and their Witnesses, on Oath; and the Costs of every such Inquiry shall be in the Discretion of such Justices, and they shall determine the Amount thereof.

CXLV. The Company shall publish the short Particulars of the several Offences for which any Penalty is imposed by this or the special Act, or any Act, incorporated therewith, or by any Byelaw of the Company affecting other Persons than the Shareholders, Officers, or Servants of the Company, and of the Amount of every such Penalty, and shall cause such Particulars to be painted on a Board, or printed upon Paper and pasted thereon, and shall cause such Board to be hung up or affixed on some conspicuous Part of the principal Place of Business of the Company, and where any such Penalties are of local Application shall cause such Boards to be affixed in some conspicuous Place in the immediate Neighbourhood to which such Penalties are applicable or have Reference; and such Particulars shall be renewed as often as the same or any Part thereof is obliterated or destroyed; and no such Penalty shall be recoverable unless it shall have been published and kept published in the Manner herein-before required.

CXLVI. If any Person pull down or injure any Board put up or affixed as required by this or the special Act, or any Act incorporated therewith, for the Purpose of publishing any Byelaw or Penalty, or shall obliterate any of the Letters or Figures thereon, he shall forfeit for every such Offence a Sum not exceeding Five Pounds, and shall defray the Expenses attending the Restoration of such Board.

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Two Justices.

CXLVII. Every Penalty or Forfeiture imposed by this or the special Act, or any Act incorporated therewith, or by any Byelaw made 8 Vic. c. 20. in pursuance thereof, the Recovery of which is not otherwise provided Penalties to be for, may be recovered by summary Proceeding before Two Justices; covered before and on Complaint being made to any Justice he shall issue a Summons, requiring the Party complained against to appear before Two Justices at a Time and Place to be named in such Summons; and every such Summons shall be served on the Party offending, either in Person or by leaving the same with some Inmate at his usual Place of Abode; and upon the Appearance of the Party complained against, or in his Absence, after Proof of the due Service of such Summons, it shall be lawful for Two Justices to proceed to the Hearing of the Complaint, and that although no Information in Writing or in Print shall have been exhibited before them; and upon Proof of the Offence, either by the Confession of the Party complained against or upon the Oath of One credible Witness or more, it shall be lawful for such Justices to convict the Offender, and upon such Conviction to adjudge the Offender to pay the Penalty or Forfeiture incurred, as well as such Costs attending the Conviction as such Justices shall think fit.

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CXLVIII. If forthwith upon any such Adjudication as aforesaid Penalties may the Amount of the Penalty or Forfeiture, and of such Costs as afore- Distress. said, be not paid, the Amount of such Penalty and Costs shall be levied by Distress; and such Justices, or either of them, shall issue their or his Warrant of Distress accordingly.



CXLIX. It shall be lawful for any such Justice to order any Offender so convicted as aforesaid to be detained and kept in safe Custody in default of until Return can be conveniently made to the Warrant of Distress to be issued for levying such Penalty or Forfeiture, and Costs, unless the Offender give sufficient Security, by way of Recognizance or otherwise, to the Satisfaction of the Justice, for his Appearance before him on the Day appointed for such Return, such Day not being more than Eight Days from the Time of taking such Security; but if before issuing such Warrant of Distress it shall appear to the Justice, by the Admission of the Offender or otherwise, that no sufficient Distress can be had within the Jurisdiction of such Justice whereon to levy such Penalty or Forfeiture, and Costs, he may, if he thinks fit, refrain from issuing such Warrant of Distress; and in such Case, or if such Warrant shall have been issued, and upon the Return thereof such Insufficiency as aforesaid shall be made to appear to the Justice, then such Justice shall, by Warrant, cause such Offender to be committed to Gaol, there to remain without Bail for any Term not exceeding Three Months, unless such Penalty or Forfeiture, and Costs, be sooner paid and satisfied.

No. 5.

8 Vic. c. 16.

Distress how to

be levied.

Distress not unlawful for Want of Form.

Application of

Penalties to be sued for within Six Months.

Damage to be

made good in addition to Penalty.

CL. Where in this or the special Act, or any Act incorporated therewith, any Sum of Money, whether in the Nature of Penalty or otherwise, is directed to be levied by Distress, such Sum of Money shall be levied by Distress and Sale of the Goods and Chattels of the Party liable to pay the same; and the Overplus arising from the Sale of such Goods and Chattels, after satisfying such Sum of Money, and the Expenses of the Distress and Sale, shall be returned, on Demand, to the Party whose Goods shall have been distrained.

CLI. No Distress levied by virtue of this or the special Act, or any Act incorporated therewith, shall be deemed unlawful, nor shall any Party making the same be deemed a Trespasser, on account of any Defect or Want of Form in the Summons, Conviction, Warrant of Distress, or other Proceeding relating thereto, nor shall such Party be deemed a Trespasser ab initio on account of any Irregularity afterwards committed by him, but all Persons aggrieved by such Defect or Irregularity may recover full Satisfaction for the special Damage in an Action upon the Case.

CLII. The Justices by whom any such Penalty or Forfeiture shall be imposed may, where the Application thereof is not otherwise provided for, award not more than One Half thereof to the Informer, and shall award the Remainder to the Overseers of the Poor of the Parish in which the Offence shall have been committed, for the Benefit of the Poor of such Parish; or if the Place wherein the Offence shall have been committed shall be extra-parochial, then such Justices shall direct such Remainder to be applied for the Benefit of the Poor of such extra parochial Place, or of any adjoining Parish or District, and shall order the same to be paid over to the proper Officer for that Purpose.

CLIII. No Person shall be liable to the Payment of any Penalty or Forfeiture imposed by virtue of this or the special Act, or any Act incorporated therewith, for any Offence made cognizable before a Justice, unless the Complaint respecting such Offence shall have been made before such Justice within Six Months next after the Commission of such Offence.

CLIV. If, through any Act, Neglect,or Default on account whereof any Person shall have incurred any Penalty imposed by this or the special Act, or any Act incorporated therewith, any Damage to the Property of the Company shall have been committed by such Person, he shall be liable to make good such Damage, as well as to pay such Penalty; and the Amount of such Damages shall, in case of Dispute, be determined by the Justices by whom the Party incurring such Penalty shall have been convicted; and on Nonpayment of such Damages, on De mand, the same shall be levied by Distress, and such Justices, or One of them, shall issue their or his Warrant accordingly.


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CLV. It shall be lawful for any Justice to summon any Person to appear before him as a Witness in any Matter in which such Justice 8 Vic. c. 16. shall have Jurisdiction, under the Provisions of this or the special Act, Penalty on Witnesses making or any Act incorporated therewith, at a Time and Place mentioned in default. such Summons, and to administer to him an Oath to testify the Truth in such Matter; and if any Person so summoned shall, without reasonable Excuse, refuse or neglect to appear at the Time and Place appointed for that Purpose, having been paid or tendered a reasonable Sum for his Expenses, or if any Person appearing shall refuse to be examined upon Oath or to give Evidence before such Justice, every such Person shall forfeit a Sum not exceeding Five Pounds for every such Offence.

CLVI. It shall be lawful for any Officer or Agent of the Company, and all Persons called by him to his Assistance, to seize and detain any Person who shall have committed any Offence against the Provisions of this or the special Act, or any Act incorporated therewith, and whose Name and Residence shall be unknown to such Officer or Agent, and convey him, with all convenient Despatch, before some Justice, without any Warrant or other Authority than this or the special Act; and such Justice shall proceed with all convenient Despatch to the hearing and determining of the Complaint against such Offender.




CLVII. The Justices before whom any Person shall be convicted of Form of Conany Offence against this or the special Act, or any Act incorporated therewith, may cause the Conviction to be drawn up according to the Form in the Schedule (G.) to this Act annexed.


CLVIII. No Proceeding in pursuance of this or the special Act, or Proceedings not to be quashed any Act incorporated therewith, shall be quashed or vacated for Want for Want of of Form, nor shall the same be removed by Certiorari or otherwise into any of the Superior Courts.

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CLIX. If any Party shall feel aggrieved by any Determination or Appeal. Adjudication of any Justice with respect to any Penalty or Forfeiture Parties allowed to appeal to under the Provisions of this or the special Act, or any Act incorpo- Quarter Sessions rated therewith, such Party may appeal to the General Quarter rity. Sessions for the County or Place in which the Cause of Appeal shall have arisen; but no such Appeal shall be entertained unless it be made within Four Months next after the making of such Determination or Adjudication, nor unless Ten Days Notice in Writing of such Appeal, stating the Nature and Grounds thereof, be given to the Party against whom the Appeal shall be brought, nor unless the Appellant, forthwith after such Notice, enter into Recognizances, with Two sufficient Sureties, before a Justice, conditioned duly to prosecute such Appeal, and to abide the Order of the Court thereon.

No. 5.

CLX. At the Quarter Sessions for which such Notice shall be 8 Vic. c. 16. given the Court shall proceed to hear and determine the Appeal in a

Court to make

such Order as they think reasonable.

summary Way, or they may, if they think fit, adjourn it to the following Sessions; and upon the Hearing of such Appeal the Court may, if they think fit, mitigate any Penalty or Forfeiture, or they may confirm or quash the Adjudication, and order any Money paid by the Appellant, or levied by Distress upon his Goods, to be returned to him, and may also order such further Satisfaction to be made to the Party injured as they may judge reasonable; and they may make such Order concerning the Costs, both of the Adjudication and of the Appeal, as they may think reasonable.

SCHEDULES referred to by the foregoing Act. (a.)

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By virtue of [here name the special Act], we, "The Company," in consideration of the Sum of Pounds paid to us by A.B. of do assign unto the said A.B., his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, the said Undertaking [and (in case such Loan shall be in anticipation of the Capital authorized to be raised) all future Calls on Shareholders], and all the Tolls and Sums of Money arising by virtue of the said Act, and all the Estate, Right, Title, and Interest of the Company in the same, to hold unto the said A.B., his Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, until the said Sum of Pounds, together


with Interest for the same at the Rate of
every One hundred Pounds by the Year, be satisfied [the Principal
Sum to be repaid at the End of
Years from the Date
hereof (in case any Period be agreed upon for that Purpose)], [at
or any Place of Payment other than the
principal Office of the Company]. Given under our Common Seal, this
in the Year of our

Day of


(a.) It will be observed the Provisions of the Act are incorporated with the Public Baths and Lodging Houses Acts, but the Schedules are not.

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