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Navigation Works (Ireland). Bills of Lading. tions approved of by the said Commissioners; and when such Works shall have been executed and completed to the Satisfaction of the said Commissioners, it shall be lawful for the said Commissioners to make an Award charging upon the Lands of the Proprietors within such District appearing to the said Commissioners to be benefited by such additional Works the Amount of the Expenses incurred in respect of such additional Works, such Sum by any such Award to be charged upon and paid out of the several Lands of the Proprietors so benefited by such additional Works, in such Proportion as may appear to the said Commissioners just, and in the same Manner, and with the same Priority, Rights, and Powers for the Recovery thereof, as in the said Acts, or any of them, are given for the Recovery of any Sum charged under the Final Award of the said Commissioners in any District: Provided always, that the total Amount of the Expenses to be charged in respect of such additional Works shall not exceed the Sum of Five hundred Pounds.

XVII. The several Acts mentioned in this Act shall be con- Acts to be construed together as One Act; and the several Words and Expres- strued as One sions to which an extended Signification is given in the said Acts, Act. or any of them, shall have the like Signification as this Act; and (save where such Construction would be inconsistent with the Context) the Expression “ the Commissioners,” where used in this Act, shall mean the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland.

CA P. CXI.
An Act to amend the Law relating to Bills of Lading.

[14th August 1855.] : WI HEREAS by the Custom of Merchants a'Bill of Lading of

Goods being transferable by Endorsement the Property ' in the Goods may thereby pass to the Endorsee, but neverthe" less all Rights in respect of the Contract contained in the Bill

of Lading continue in the original Shipper or Owner, and it is ' expedient that such Rights should pass with the Property: And

whereas it frequently happens that the Goods in respect of which

Bills of Lading purport to be signed have not been laden on • board, and it is proper that such Bills of Lading in the Hands • of a bona fide Holder for Value should not be questioned by the • Master or other Person signing the same on the Ground of the • Goods not having been laden as aforesaid:' 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 :

I. Every Consignee of Goods named in a Bill of Lading, and Rights under every Endorsee of a Bill of Lading to whom the Property in the Bills of Lading Goods therein mentioned shall pass, upon or by reason of such to vest in ConConsignment or Endorsement, shall have transferred to and vested signee or En

dorsee. in him all Rights of Suit, and be subject to the same Liabilities in respect of such Goods as if the Contract contained in the Bill of Lading had been made with himself.

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Not to affect II. Nothing herein contained shall prejudice or affect any Right Right of Stop- of Stoppage in transitu, or any Right to claim Freight against the page in transitu original Shipper or Owner, or any Liability of the Consignee or or Claims for

Endorsee by reason or in consequence of his being such Consignee Freight.

or Endorsee, or of his Receipt of the Goods by reason or in con

sequence of such Consignment or Endorsement. Bill of Lading

III. Every Bill of Lading in the Hands of a Consignee or Enin Hands of dorsee for valuable Consideration representing Goods to have been Consignee, &c: shipped on board a Vessel shall be conclusive Evidence of such conclusive Evi- Shipment as against the Master or other Person signing the same, ment as against notwithstanding that such Goods or some Part thereof may not Master, &c. have been so shipped, unless such Holder of the Bill of Lading

shall have had actual Notice at the Time of receiving the same Proviso. that the Goods had not been in fact laden on board : Provided,

that the Master or other Person so signing may exonerate himself
in respect of such Misrepresentation by showing that it was caused
without any Default on his Part, and wholly by the Fraud of the
Shipper, or of the Holder, or some Person under whom the Holder
claims.

CA P. CXII.
An Act to continue an Act of the Eleventh Year of Her

present Majesty, for the better Prevention of Crime and
Outrage in certain Parts of Ireland. [14th August 1855.]
[11 & 12 Vict. c. 2. continued until 1st July 1856.]

CA P. CXIII.
An Act to extend the Provisions of an Act of the Four-

teenth and Fifteenth Years of Her present Majesty, for
rebuilding the Bridge over the River Ness at Inverness.

[14th August 1855.) W Ꮃ HEREAS by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament 14 & 15 Vict.

holden in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Years of Her 6 66.

• Majesty, Chapter Sixty-six, “ for rebuilding the Bridge over "" the River Ness at the Town of Inverness, and improving the

Approaches thereto, and for amending the Acts relating to “ Highland Roads and Bridges,” after Provision for the Appli• cation of a Sum of Seven thousand seven hundred Pounds • towards the Expense of erecting the said Bridge, it was enacted, • that it should be lawful for the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury to advance by way of Loan to the Commissioners of

Highland Roads and Bridges, for the Purposes of the said Act, any further Sum not exceeding Ten thousand seven hundred · Pounds out of the growing Produce of the Consolidated Fund, ' to be repaid, with Interest, in manner therein-after provided, ' and that there should, upon the Advance by the said Commis• sioners of the Treasury of all or any Part of the said Loan of · Ten thousand seven hundred Pounds, be appropriated to the • Repayment of the Sum advanced and Interest thereof such Parts • of the Sums allotted to the Counties of Inverness, Ross, Suther.

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land, and Caithness, out of an annual Grant of Five thousand

Pounds, in the said Act mentioned, as would produce an annual • Payment at the Rate of Six Pounds Ten Shillings for every One • hundred Pounds of the Sum so advanced, and so in proportion • for any lesser Amount, and such annual Payment should be • made for the Term of Twenty-two Years, to be computed from ' the Sixth Day of April or Tenth Day of October which should

first happen after such Advance, and further Provisions are . therein contained concerning such annual Payment, and for the • Deduction thereof from the Sums allotted to the said Counties, * and to provide for the Deficiency to arise by such Deductions :

And whereas the Expense of erecting the said Bridge having ' exceeded the estimated Amount thereof it is expedient that • further Public Assistance should be afforded towards defraying • such Expense upon the Conditions herein-after expressed : 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, as follows:

I. Any Monies to be provided by Parliament for that Purpose Application of shall be applied by the said Commissioners of Highland Roads Monies proand Bridges, under the Direction of the Commissioners of Her vided by Par

liament. Majesty's Treasury, towards defraying the Expense of erecting the said new Bridge by the said Act authorized to be made and maintained.

II. It shall be lawful for the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury auTreasury to advance by way of Loan to the said Commissioners thorized to adof Highland Roads and Bridges, towards defraying the Expense vance 3,000l, by of erecting the said Bridge, any further Sum not exceeding Three way of Loan. thousand Pounds, out of the growing Produce of the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and such Sum shall be repaid, with Interest, in the Manner hereinafter provided.

III. Upon the Advance of the said Commissioners of the Trea- Sums advanced sury of all or any Part of the said Loan of Three thousand Pounds, under this Act

to be repaid, there shall be appropriated to Repayment of the Sum advanced,

with Interest, and Interest thereof, such Parts of the Sums allotted as in the from the County said Act mentioned to the said Counties of Inverness, Ross, Allotments. Sutherland, and Caithness, out of the said annual Grant of Five thousand Pounds, as will produce an annual Payment at the Rate of Six Pounds Ten Shillings for every one hundred Pounds of the Sum so advanced, and so in proportion for any lesser Amount, such annual Payment to be made for the Term of Twenty-two Years; and all the Provisions of the said Act of the Fourteenth 14 & 15 Vict. and Fifteenth Years of Her Majesty with reference to the said c. 66. as to Sum of Ten thousand seven hundred Pounds, and the Charges of former Loan

extended to the annual Payments in respect thereof, and the Deduction of

Loan to be adsuch annual Payments from the Sums allotted to the said Coun- vanced under ties, and for supplying the Deficiency to arise by such Deduc- this Act. tions, shall be extended and shall be applicable to the said Sum of Three thousand Pounds to be advanced by way of Loan under this Act, and the Charges of the annual Payments in respect

Inverness Bridge.

Public Houses (Ireland).

thereof, and the Deduction of such annual Payments from the Sums allotted to the said Counties, and for supplying the Deficiency to arise from such last-mentioned Deductions.

CA P. CXIV.
An Act for the Transfer of Licences of Public Houses in
Ireland.

[14th August 1855.]
WI
VHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the Transfer in

certain Cases of Licences of Inns, Alehouses, and Victualling Houses in Ireland: 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: Justices at 1. Upon the Death of any Person duly licensed to carry on the Petty Sessions Business of a Licensed Victualler, and to sell Exciseable Liquors empowered to

by Retail, to be consumed on the Premises, in Ireland, or upon transfer Licences on the

the Removal of any such Person from the House or Premises at Death or Re- which he is authorized by any such Licence to carry on such moval of the Business as aforesaid in Ireland, or the Sale of or Assignment of Parties licensed. his Interest therein by Operation of Law or otherwise, it shall be

lawful for the Justices of the Peace of the District within which any such licensed House or Premises shall be situated, assembled at Petty Sessions, or the Justices in any Liberty, City, Town, or Place within which any such licensed House or Premises shall be situated, assembled at Petty Sessions, at any Time when no Quarter Sessions shall be holden for any such County, Riding, Division, Liberty, City, Town, or Place, (if they shall think proper so to do, after examining upon Oath all necessary Parties,) to transfer, by Endorsement thereon, any and every such Licence as aforesaid then in force, to any Person, not disqualified by Law, to whom it shall be proposed at the Time of such Application to transfer any such Licence, to use, exercise, and carry on the Business of a Licensed Victualler at the same House and on the same Premises, and there to sell such Exciseable Liquors as might theretofore have been lawfully sold and retailed therein ; and thereupon it shall be lawful for such Person so to use, exercise, and carry on the said Business at such House and Premises, until the Quarter Sessions of the Peace which shall be bolden for the same County, Riding, Division, Liberty, City, Town, or Place next after the Expiration of One Calendar Month from the Time of such

Transfer, and no longer. Nothing to em- II. Provided always, That nothing herein contained shall be power any Jus- construed to empower any Justices at Petty Sessions to make any tice at Petty Sessions to

such Transfer as aforesaid, within any of the Divisions assigned

or to be assigned to any of the Police Courts already established Transfer with- or to be established within the District of Dublin Metropolis, but in the District that any such Application as is herein-before authorized to be of the Dublin

made at Petty Sessions shall, when the licensed House and PreMetropolis.

mises shall be situated within any of the said Divisions of the Police District of Dublin Metropolis, be made to One of the Police

Magistrates

make any

Public Houses (Ireland).

Magistrates sitting at any of the said Courts, and such Magistrate shall, in his Discretion, make any such Transfer 'as aforesaid, in the Manner and for the Time herein-before mentioned : Provided also, that any Person who shall be authorized under the Provisions of this Act to continue to carry on the Business of a Licensed Victualler shall, after the obtaining such Authority, and so long as the same shall continue in force, be subject to all the Powers, Regulations, Proceedings, Penalties, and Provisions declared by or contained in any Act or Acts in force touching the Regulation, Government, or Control of Licensed Keepers of Inns, Alehouses, and Vicţualling Houses, in like Manner as if the same had been repeated and re-enacted in this Act, and that all Penalties and Forfeitures imposed by any such Act or Acts shall be applied as directed by the same respectively.

CA P. CXV. An Act to continue and amend the Public Health Act (1854).

[14th August 1855.] WHEREAS by the Act of the Session bolden in the Seven- .78 18 Vict.

teenth and Eighteenth Years of Her Majesty, Chapter c. 95. · Ninety-five, “ to make better Provision for the Administration « « of the Laws relating to the Public Health,” a Board was con'stituted, to be called “ The General Board of Health," and it • was thereby provided that the said Board should be continued ' for One Year next after the Day of the passing of that Act, and

thenceforth until the End of the then next Session of Parlia' ment, and by the said Act the said Board were authorized to 'appoint a Secretary and Assistant Secretary, and such Clerks and Officers of the Board, and also so many Superintending

Inspectors under such Board, as the Commissioners of Her • Majesty's Treasury might think fit, every Person so appointed " to be removable at the Pleasure of the said Board : And whereas ' it is expedient that the said Board should be continued, and

should have Power to appoint a Medical Council and a Medical • Officer :' 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, as follows:

I. On the passing of this Act so much of the said Act as limits General Board the Duration of the Board of Health shall be repealed, and the continued for said Board shall be continued for One Year next after the Day of One Year, &c. the passing of this Act, and thenceforth until the End of the then next Session of Parliament, and no longer.

II. The said Board may appoint a Medical Council, consisting Board may apof such Number of Persons as the said Board, with the Consent point, with of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, may deem expe

Consent of dient, and may appoint a Medical Officer, and may assign to such Treasury, MeCouncil and Medical Officer such Duties as the Board may think and Medical fit; they may remove any Member of such Council, or such Officer. Officer, and appoint another Person in his Stead ; and they may

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