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ambiguous or doubtful, parol evidence to

contradict or explain it is inadmissible.--Id.
44. The codicil in question had the usual at-

testation clause. Both witnesses testified
that they did not see testatrix sign it and
that she did not acknowledge it; one stat-
ing that testatrix told her that she had a
paper she wanted her to sign and that
she did not know it was a will. Held,
Thal a sufficient compliance with the re-
quirements of the statute was not shown
10 warrant probate of the codicil. — Wool-

ley v. Woolley et al , 573.
See Bar, 7 ; BENEVOLENT SOCIETIES ; Dow-

ER, 1, 5; EVIDENCE, 29 ; EXECUTORS, &c.,
16 ; TRUSTS, 3.

WITNESS.

1. Chap. 678, Laws of 1869, which renders

a person charged with a crime a compe-
tent witness, in his own behalf, at his
option, and which declares that liis omis
sjon to become a witness shall not create
any presumption against him, &c., is not
obnoxious in the provisions of the Con-
stitution, $ 6, Art. 1, which provides that
no person shall

be compelled in any
criminal case to be a

witness against
himself.— The People v. Courtney, 206.

See EVIDENCE, 4-6, 12, 19, 20, 25, 26, 30 ;

LOTTERY, 1.

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