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surrender of any lands vested in the Postmaster- General I shall apply to any land purchased by the Postmaster-General nnder the powers of this Act.

Execution of Instruments.

5. Exemption of Postmaster-General front stamp ditty—32 & 33 Vict. t. 73—31 & 32 Viet. c. 110.] Every deed, instru. niont. receipt, or document made or executed for the purpose of the Post Office, by, to, or with Her Majesty or any officer of the Post Office, shall be exempt) from any stamp duty imposed ly any Act, past or future, except where such duty is declared by the deed, instrument, receipt, or document, or by some memorandum endorsed thereon, to be payable by some person other than the Postmaster-General, and except so far as any futnre Act specifically charees the same.

Section twenty-two of the Telegraph Act, 1869, except so far as it amends section five of the Telegraph Act, 1868, is hereby repealed, without prejudice nevertheless to anything already done in pursuance of the said section.

6. Power of deputy of Postmaster- General to give notice, or make claim, distress, etc.] Any person having authority in that behalf, either geucral or special, under the seal of the Postmaster-General, may, on behalf of the PostmasterGeneral, give any notice and make any claim, demand, entry, or distress which the Postmaster-General in his corporate capacity or otherwise might give or mil; , and every such notice, claim, demand, entry, and distress shall he deemed to have been given and made by the PostmasterGeneral on behalf of Her Majesty.

7. Execution of instrument under seal of Postmaster- , General.^ An instrument under the seal of the PostmasterGeneral may be signed by any of the secretaries to the Post Office, and shall be as valid as if the same were signed by the Postmaster-General.

Any instrument purporting to be under the seal of the Postniastor-General, and to be signed by the PostmasterGeneral or one of the secretaries to the Post Office, shall, until the contrary is proved, be deemed to have been 1

so sealed and signed without proof of the official character of the person appearing to have signed the same.


8. Definitions—1 Viet. c. 36.] In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

The expression "the Treasury " means the Commissioners of Htr Majesty's Treasury.

The expression "tho purpose of the Post Offiie" means any purpose of any of the Post Office Acts or of any Acts for the time beint iu force relating to Post OfiW money orders, Post Office telegraphs, or Post Offi« savings banks, and includes any purpose relating to or in connection with the execution of the duties fir the lime being undertaken by the Postmaster-General or any of his officers.

Other expressions shall have the same meaning as in the Post Office (Offences) Act, 1337.

Application to Scotland and Ireland.

9. Application to Scotland—8 & 9 Viet. c. 19.] In the application of this Act to Scotland the expression "Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1345," shall mean the Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act, 1S45. and the reference to the bond required by section tigbtj-five of the Lands Clauses Consolidation Aot, 1845, shall be deemed to refer Io the bond required by section eiglit.v-four of the Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act, 1845.

10. Application to Ireland—S & 9 Vict. e. 18—23 & il Vict. c. 106—14 & 15 7'ic(. c. 70—23 & 2* Vict, e. 97—27 &28 Vict. c. 71—31 & 32 Vict. c. 70.] In the application of this Act to Ireland the exp ression •' Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, and the Acts amending the same." shall mean the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, as amended by the Lands Clauses Consolidation Acts Amenlment Act, 1860, the Railways Act (Ireland), 1851. the Railways Act (Ireland), I860, the Railways Act (Ireland, 1864, and the Railway Traverse Act.

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An Act for the Amendment of the Law regarding Property of Married Women in Scotland.

[18th July 1881.


An Act to amend the Bankruptcy Acts and Cessio Acts with respect to the discharge of Bankrupt Debtors in Scotland, and in certain other respects.

[ISth July 1881.

Cap. xxin.

An Act to amend the Law relating to the Official Staff of the Court of Bankruptcy in Ireland.

[18th July 1881.


An Act to amend the Law respecting the Service of Process of Courts of Summary Jurisdiction in England and Scotland. [18th July 1881.

Be it enscted, Sc.:

1. Short tide.] This Act may be cited as tbe Summary Jurisdiction (Process) Act, 1881.

Tli B Act sball be deemed to be included in the CLUiessions " Summary Jurisdiction Acts " and " Summary Jurisdiction (English) Acts."

2. Extent of Act."] This Act shall not apply to Ireland.

3. Commencement of Act.] This Act shall come into operation on the first day of October one thousand eight hundred ard eighty-one (which day is in this Act referred to as U*e commencement of this Act).

4. Service of process of English court in Scetltnd m' f Scotch court in England.] Subject to the provisions of th» Aot, any process isaned nnder the Summary Jurisdiction Acta may, if issued by a court of summary jurisdiction in Kagl&ai. and endorsed by a court of summary jurisdiction in Scotland, or issued by a court of summary jurisdiction in Scut' .-. -, and endorsed by a court of summary jurisdiction in Eogisad. be served and executed within the jurisdiction of toe endorsing court in like manner as it may be tumid ani executed within the jurisdiction of the issuing court, and

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that by an officer either of the issuing or of the endo ing court.

For the purposes of this Act— (1.) Any process may be issued and endorsed under the hand of any such person as is declared by this Act to be a court of summary jurisdiction, and may be endorsed upon proof alone of tbe bandwriting of the person issuing it, and such proof may be either on (nth or by such solemn declaration as is mentioned in section forty-one of the Summary Jurisdiction Act, 1879, or by any like declaration taken in Scotland before a sheriff, justice of the peace, or other magistrate having the authority of a justice of the peace. Such indorsement may be in the form contained in the schedule to this Act annexed, or in a form to the like effect:

(2.) Where any process requiring the appearance of a p-rson to answer any information cr complaint has been Berved in pursuance of this section, tbe court, before issuing a warrant for the apprehension of sncb person for failure »o to appear, shall be satisfied on oath that there is sufficient prima facie evidence in support of such information or complaint:

(3.) If the process is to procure the attendance of a witness, the court issuing the process shall be satisfied on oath of the probability that the evidence of such witness will be material, and that the witness will not appear voluntarily without such process, and the witness shall not be subject to any liability for not obeying the process, unless a reasonable amount for his expenses has been paid or tendered to him:

{••.) This Act shall not apply to any process requiring the appearance of a person to answer a complaint it issued by an English court of summary jurisdiction for the recovery of a sum of money which is a c ivil debt within the meaning of the Summary Jurisdiction Act, 1879, or if issued by a Scotch court in a case which falls within the definition of "civil jurisdiction" contained in the Summary Procedure Act, 1864.

5. Provision as to txectition of process."] Where a person is apprehended under any process executed in pursuance of this Aet, such person shall be forthwith taken to some place within the jurisdiction of the court issuing the pro cess, and be there dealt with as if be had been there apprc hendsd.

A warrant of distress issued in England when endorsed in pursuance of this Act shall be executed in Scotland as if it were a Scotch warrant of poinding and sale, and a Scotch warrant of poinding and sale when endorsed in pursuance of this Act shall be executed in England as il it were an English warrant of distress, and the enactments relating to the said warrants respectively shall apply accordingly, except that any account of the costs and charges in connection with the execution, or of the money levied thereby or otherwise relating to the execution, shall be made, and any money raised by the execution shall be dealt with in like manner as if the warrant bad been executed within the jurisdiction of the court issuing the warrant.

6. Provision as to bastardy proceedings in England and Scotland."] A court of summary jurisdiction in England and a sheriff court in Scotland shall respectively have jurisdiction by order or decree to adjudge a person within the jurisdiction of the court to pay for the maintenance and education of a bastard child of which he is the putative father, and for the expenses incidental to the birth of such child, and for the funeral expenses of snch child, notwithstanding that such person ordinarily resides, or the child has been born, or the mother of it ordinarily resides, where tho court is English, in Scotland, or where the court is Scotob, in England, in like manner as tbe court has jurisdiction many other case.

Any process issued in England or Scotland to enforce obedience to such order or decree may be endorsed and executed in Scotland and England respectively in manner provided by this Act with respect to process of a court of summary jurisdiction.

Any bastardy order of a court of summary jurisdiction in England may be registered in the books of a sheriff court in Scotland, and thereupon a warrant of arrestment may be issued in like manner as if such order were a decree of the said sheriff court.

7. Saving.} This Act shall be in addition to and not in derogation ot any power existing under any other Act relating to the execution of any warrant or other process in England and Scotland respectively.

I. Definitions—42 & 43 Vict. c. 49—27 & 28 Vict. c. 53.] In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,—

The expression "process" includes any summons or warrant of citation to appear either to answer any information complaint, or as a witness; also any warrant of commit:nt, any warrant of imprisonment, any warraut of distress, any warrant of poinding and Bale, also any order or minute of a court of summary jurisdiction or copy of such order or minute, also an extract decree, aud any other document or process, other than a warrant of arrestment, required for any purpose oonnected with a court of summary jurisdiction to be served or executed.

The expression " Summary Jurisdiction Acts" as regards England has the same meanmg as in the Summary Jurisdiction Act, 1879, and as regards Scotland, means the Summary Procedure Act, 1864, and any Act, past or future, amending that Act.

The expression " sheriff" shall include sheriff substitute. The expression " court of summary jurisdiction" means any justice of the peace, also any officer or other magistrate having the authority in England or Scotland of a justice of the peace, also in Scotland the sheriff.

'lire expression "officer of a court of summary jurisdiction " means the constable, officer, or person to whom any process issued by the court is directed, or who is by law required or authorised to serve or execute any process issued by tbe court.

SCHEDULE. > Indorsement In Hacking A Puocess. Whereas proof hath this day been made before me, one of Her Majesty's justices of the peace [sheriff or oilier magiitratt] for the [county or burgh] of , that the

name of A.Ii. to the within warrant [or summons or order or minute, or copy of order or minute or other document] subscribed is of the handwriting of tbe justice of tbe peace [sheriff or other magistrate] within mentioned, I do therefore hereby authorise CD. who bringeth to me this warrant [or summons or order or minute, cr copy of order or minute or other document,] and all other persons by whom the same may be lawfully served [or executed], and also all constables and other peace officers of the said [county or burgh] of to serve and execute the same within the lust-mentioned [county or burgh].

Given under my hand this day of



An Act to extend for a period not exceeding Three Years the term fixed for the Repayment of Loans granted by the Governors of tbe Bounty of Queen Anne for the Augmentation ot the Maiutenauce of the Poor Clergy to Incumbents of Benefiaes.

[11th August 1881.

Be it enacted, &o.:

1, Poioer to Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty to extend period for repayment of loans, §c] The Governors of the Bounty of Queen Anne for the Augmentation of the Maintenance of the Poor Clergy (herein-after called the "Governors ") may by resolution passed by them at a board meeting, from time to lime extend for a period not exceeding three years the term fixed for the repayment of any money lent by tbem to or for the incumbent of any benefice under the powers of one or more of tire Acts <. numerated in the Schedule hereto, such extension of terms to he accompanied, at the discretion of the Governors, by tbe suspension for one, two, or three years of the payment of the annual instalment of principal due or to become due from the incumbent; such suspended annual instalments to be subsequently payable by the incumbent for the time being in respect of the year or years which by the aforesaid extension shall have been added to the term created by the mortgage affected thereby, and begin to accrue due as soon as Ihe residue of the principal money shall have become repayable.

2. Limitation of duration of discretionary powers.] The discretionary powers given by this Act shall not be exerciseable beyond three years from the passing hereof, aud the application of tbe provisions of this Aot Bhall not in any way invalidate the instruments of security under which loans have been or may be grunted by the Governors; the said provisions shall extend and apply to sucb instruments as if originally fully and expressly inserted therein, provided always, that the foregoing provisions shall not authorise the Governors to relinquish any portion of the current interest due or to become due on such securities.

3. Short title.] This Act may be cited as the Incumbents of Benefices Loans Extension Act, 1881.


17 Geo. III. c. 53; 21 Geo. III. o. 66; 7 Geo. IV. c. 66; 1 8k 2 Vict. c. 23 ; 1 & 2 Vict. i>. 106 ; 2S & 29 Vict o. 69; 34 & 35 Vict. c. 43 ; 35 & 36 Vict. c. 96.


An Act to amend the Law relating to the use of Gunpowder in certain Stratified Ironstone Mines.

[11th August 1881.

Be it enacted, &0.:

1. Title o f Act.] This Aot may be otted as the Stratified Ironstone Mines (Gunpowder) Act, 1881.

2. Power to exempt ironstone mines from regulation as to cartridges under 35 & 36 Vict. c. 76, ». 51.] (1.) It shall be lawful for One of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, if he shall think tit, on tbe application of the owner, agent, or manager of any stratified ironstone mine in the lias formation, to exempt ench mine from so mnoh of the general role eight in the Coal Mines Regulation Act, 1872, as forbids gunpowder or other explosives or inflammable substance from being taken into or being in tbe possession of any person in any mine exoept in cartridges.

(2.) The applioation shall be transmitted by the owner, agent, or manager to the inspector of the district, and the requirements of sections fifty-three and fifty-seven of tbe Coal Mines Regulation Aot, 1872, as to the posting of any proposed special rule, shall extend to any snob application : Provided tbat the exemption shall not come into force until granted by the Secretary of State.

(3.) Tbe Secretary of State may at any time revoke auoh exemption, but such revocation aball not oome into foroe until written or printed notioe thereof bas been posted up at the mine for twenty-four hours.

(4.) A list of the exemptions granted or revoked under this Act sball be set forth by the iuapeotor of the district in his annual report.


An Act to amend the Burial Grounds (Scotland) Act, 1855. [11th August 1881.


An Act to make provision for the payment by reduced Instalments of Loans under the Seed Supply (Ireland) Act, 1880; nnd to amend and explain the Relief of Distress (Ireland) Amendment Act, 1880, and the Local Government Board (Ireland) Act, ls72.

[11th August 1881.


An Act further to facilitate the building, enlargement, and maintenance of Reformatory Institutions in Irelaud. [11th August 1881.


An Act to provide for the employment of certain Officers and Clerks by the Commissioners of Customs.

[11th August 1881.


An Act to continue certain Turnpike Acts, and to repeal certain other Turnpike Acts; and for ether purposes connected therewith. [11th August 1881.


An Act to remit certain Loans formerly made out of the Consolidated Fund. [11th August 1S81.


An Act to amend the Summary Procedure Act, 1861.

[Uth August 1881 .

Whereas, by an Aot passed in the ninth year of King George tbe Fourth, chapter t enty-nine, intituled an Aot to authorise additional circuit Courts of Juatioiary to be> held and to facilitate criminal trials in Scotland, proviaion was made for the summary prosecution of offences before sheriffs of counties in certain oaaes:

And whereas by an Aot passed in the Parliament held in the seventh year of King William the Fonr*.h and thefirst year of Her present Majesty, chapter fortv-ou». intituled "An Act for tbe more effectual recovery of small debts in the sheriff courts and for regulating the establishment of circuit oourbs for the trial of small debt causes by the sheriffs in Scotland," herein after called tbe Small Debt Act, 1837, provision was made for tbe recovery of statutory penalties by way of action in tbe sheriff coart and a scale of fees was fixed for suoh prosecutions:

And whereas by the Summary Procedure Act, 1854, further provision was made for the trial of offenoes ponuhaole on summary conviction, and for the summary recovery of penalties:

And whereas by the Summary Jurisdiction Act, 1879, add>Ur"tl powers were conferred upon courts of isansnr jurisdiction in England to mitigate and modify punishments in summary proceedings:

And whereas it is expedient to amend the Summarv Procedure Act, 1S64, to extend certain of the provision* of tbe Summary Jurisdiction Act, 1879, to Scotland, and alto to regulate the costs and expenses of summary procedure in Scotland:

Be it enacted, &c.:

1. Short title.] This Aot may be oited as the Summary Jurisdiction (Scotland) Aot, 1881, and ahall be construe! as one with the Summary Procedure Aot, 1861, so far a* consistent with the teaonr of these Acta respectively, mod these Acts may be cited together as the Summary Jurisdiction (Scotland) Acts, 1861 and 1881, and ahall apply to Scotland only.

2. Commencement of Act.] This Act shall commence oo the first day of January one thousand eight hundred and eighty-two.

3. Application—38 & 39 Vict. c. 62—31 & 32 Viet. e. 123.] Tbe provisions of the Summary Jurisdiction (Scotland) Acts, 1S64 and 1881, berein-after called tbe Summary Jurisdiction Acts, shall apply to all summary proceeding* as enumerated and desoribed in the third section of to* Summary Procedure Aot, 1S64, and to all proot-edirjg» of the like nature whioh by any future Act are directed or authorised to be taken summarily, or under the provisioc* of the Summary Jurisdiction Acts, and tbe thirty-*ec>i. 1 section of the Summary Procedure Act, 1861, ia hereby repealed: And it ahall not be necessary in any cave to keep a record of the evidence, except so far aa may be required by the Aot conferring jurisdiction" in the ntu>r of the prosecution, or by the sixth section of the Summary Prosecutions Appeals (Scotland) Aot, 1875. Vr'hi re— doubts have arisen whether the third section of the Siomary Procedure (Scotland) Act, 1861, inclndea and applies) to prosecutions under the twenty-third and tweo'y-foartb, sections of the Salmon Fisheries (Scotland) Act, 1859, bo it enacted, that the provisions of tbe Summary Jurisdiction Acts shall apply to such prosecutions, and in all •itnilar case when in addition to a penalty a forfeiture is provided by statute. The provisions of the Summary Jurisdiotioa Acts shall also apply to prosecutions nnder the T»«d Fisheries Acts: Provided always, that it shall be in tbe option of the prosecutor to proceed either nnder tbe fame of the Tweed Fisheries Acts, or under the forms of the Summary Jurisdiction Acts : Provided also, that where there is a general or local Police Act in force, it shall be optional ia police prosecutions either tr> use the forms prescribed br vocb, Act, or the forms provided by the Summary Jori-tliclica Acts.

4. R-gulation of ezpeiisee.] The costs and expenses of all complaints and proceedings instituted under the Summary Jurisdiction Acts shall be regulated by the table of f**» c atained in tbe Schedule A. to this Act annexed, and no other

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Ct higher fees eball be allowed on taxation, and wbare expenses shall be awarded against a respondent the decree shall be snbject to the following limitations :— (a.) Where the penalty or penalties imposed shall not exceed twelve pounds the total expenses decerned for shall not exceed three pounds. (b.) Where the penalty or penalties imposed shall not exceed twelve pounds but it appears to the Court that the reasonable expenses ol the complainer's witnesses, togethor with the other expenses, exceed the sums herein-before allowed, the Court may direct the expenses of snch witnesses to be paid in whole or in part out of the penalty.

The directions contained in the schedule shall hs deemed to be part of this enactment.

6. Amount of expenses to be stated in einviction or decree.] In all proceedings under the Summary Jurisdiction Acts in every conviction, order, decree of absolvitor, decree dismissing the complaint, or other deoree disposing of the complaint, and not at any subsequent time, the Court may, subject to the foregoing provisions, when a finding of expenses is competent, find such sum to be due in na ue of expenses, if any, as it considers reasonable. Expenses shall in all cases be recovered as if tbey formed part of the penalty, and the same diligence shall follow in case of default in payment.

6. Power to mitigate penalties ] In all proceedings under the Summary Jurisdiction Acts—

(«.) Where the punishment of imprisonment is imposed by Act of Parliament, the Coort may, if it thinks the justice of the case demands it, substitute for imprisonment a fine not exceeding twenty-five pounds or reduce the amount of imprisonment, anil notwithstanding anv enactment to the contrary impose the same without hard labour, and when the punishment of a penalty or fine is imposed it m*y reduce the amoont ol such fine, and when in the case either of impris <nraent or a fine the respondent is required to come under his own obligation or to find caution or secority for keeping the peace and observing soma o»her condinon, or to do any of snch things, the Court msy dispense with any such requirement or any part thereof:

Provided that nothing in this Act shall authorise the Court to reduce the amount of a fine when the Act prescribing such amount carries into effect a treaty, convention, or agreement with a foreign state, and suoh treaty, convention, or agreement stipulates for a fine ot minimum amount:

Provided further, that this section shall not apply to proceedings taken under any Act relating to any of Her Majesty's regular or auxiliary forces: (*.) Where a warrant of imprisonment is granted, whether in default of payment of a penalty or expenses, or for failure to find caution or security, or in default of recovery of snfii -ient goods by poinding and sale, when the amount adjudged to be paid, or tor which security is to be found—

Does not exceed ten shillings The period of imprisonment shall not exceed seven days.

Exceeds ten shillings but does

not exceed one ponnd - Fourteen days. Exceeds one pound but does

not exteed five pounds - One month. Exceeds five pounds but does

not exceed twenty p -mids - Two months. Exceeds twenty pounds - Three months. ('.) Where any sum is adjudge 1 to be paid, the C .ur; miy do any or all of the following things: (1.) A'low time for payment:

!2.) Direct payment to be made by instalment: 3.) Require security or caution to be found for the payment of suoh sums or instalments at such time or times as the Court may prescribe: Where a sum is directed to bo paid by instalments and default is made in the payment of any one instalment, the same proceedings tnsy be taken as if default had been made inpayment of all the instalments then remaining unpaid.

The Court directing payment of a sum or of an instalment may direct the payment to be made at such times and places and to such person as the Court m*y specify, and every person to whom such sum or instalment is paid, where not the clerk of Court, shall as soon as may be pay over or

account for the same to the clerk, to be applied by him in manner provided by the special Act. In oomplaints not founded on any special Act the maximum sentence shall continue to be as denned by the first recited Act.

7. Powers of sheriff.] In all prosecutions which might competently have been instituted by summary complaint and under the Summary Jurisdiction Acts, but which shall be instituted by criminal libel and Bhall be tried by the sheriff and a jury, the Bheriff or his substitute shall have all'the powers conferred by the preceding section upon the Court in proceedings under the Summary Jurisdiction Acts.

8. Impritonment competent in default of reentry by poinding Execution of warrants of poinding and sale —7 Will. 4 & 1 net. c. 41.] (1.) Subject to the provisions of Bcotion six, in all proceedings under the Summary Jurisdiction Acts where a warrant of poinding and sale is competent, a warrant of imprisonment in default of recovery of sufficient goods shall likewise be competent for a period not exceeding three months, and the court shall specify the term of imprisonment in the warrant.

(2.) All warrants of poinding and sale under the Snmraary Jurist! ction Aots sha'l be executed in manner provided by the Small Debt Act, 1837, provided that in place of the customary notice of sale, notice of every sale under such warrants shs.ll be given by adverti-emeut in some newspiper circulating in the place of sail on the day of sale or wiihin three days preceding the same.

9. Procedure] (1.) Every complaint at the instance of a private prosecutor or complainer under the Summary Jurisdiction Acts may be signed either by such private prosecutor or complainer, or by a duly qualified law agent on his behalf, and "Uch law agent mav, in the aSsence of the priv.te prosecutor or complainer, appear in Court, and conduct the prosecution on his behalf.

(2.) In all cases where a warrant of citation or apprehension is to be granted on sworn information, such information may be sworn to before any j ietice of the pesceor magistrate of a burgh, although the prosecution is to be before the sheriff.

(3.) Where an adjournment is granted on the respondent's application, the court may, instead of < rdaining the respondent to find security to appear, appoint the respondent to attend the sitting of the court to which the case is adj mrned under a suittble penalty in case he shall fail to appear.

(4.) In all cises where an appeal is competent, it shall be iu the power of the Court of Acpesl, on the application of either pirty and on snch terms as to the Court shall seem fit, to amend the case, and all appeals from proceedings under the Summary Jurisdiction Acts shall be taken to the High Court of Justiciary at Edinhnrgh cr on circuit.

(5.) A warrant of imprisonment may be in the form contained in the Schedule B. to this Act annexed.

10. Boundaries of jurisdiction..] In all proceedings for the trial of offences under the Summary Jurisdiction Aots—

(1.) Where the offjnee is committed in any harbour,
river, arm of the sea, or other water (tidal or other)
which runs between or forms the boundary of the juris-
diction of two or more courts, such offence may be tried
by any one of such courts:
(2.) Where the 11' nee is committed on the boundary of
the jurisdiction of two or more courts, or within the
distance of five hundred yards of any snch boundary, or
is begun within the jurisdiction of one court and com-
pleted within the jurisdiction of another court, such
offence may be tried by any one of such courts:
(3.) Where the offence is committed on any person, or in
respect of any property in or upon any carriage, cart,
or vehicle whatsoever employed in a journey, or on board
any vessel whatsoever employed in a navigable river,
lake, canal, or inland navigation, the person accused of
snch offence may be tried by any court through whose
jurisdiction such carriage, cart, vehicle, or vessel passed
in the course of the journey or voyage during which the
offence was'-d. and where the side, bank, centre,
or other part of the highway, road, river, lake, canal, or
inland navigation along which the carriage, cart, vehicle,
or vessel passed in the course of suoh journey or voyage
is the boundary of tbe jurisdiction of two or more courts

a person may be tried for such offence by any one of such courts:

(4.) Any offence which is'authorisedby this section^to be tried by any court may be dealt with, heard, tried, determined, adjudged, and finished, as if the offence bad been wholly committed within the jurisdiction of such court.

11. application to Government prosecutions—27 & 28 Vict, c. 53.] The Summary Jurisdiction Acts shall apply to all summary proceedings under the statutes relating to the Post Office.

Every offence nnder the statutes relating to the Post Office for which a person is liable to forfeit a sum not exceeding twenty pounds may be prosecuted in manner provided by the Summary Juiisdiction Acts.

The Summary Jurisdiction Acta shall, notwithstanding any special provisions to the contrary contained in any of the statutes relating to Her Majesty's revenue under the control of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue or the Commissioners of Customs, xpply to all summary proceedings under or by virtue of any of ihe said statutes; and in such proceedings it shall be lawful to grant decree for the condemnation ol goods seized as forfeited under the provisions of the said Acts, and prosecutions under the Revenue Acts shall continue to be surjett to appeal to quarter sessions and to the Court of Exchequer in Scotland in manner therein provided:

Provided that where the sum adjudged by conviction under or by virtue of any of the said statutes to be paid exoeeds fifty ponnds, the period of imprisonment imposed in respect of the non-payment of such sum, or in respect of the default of a sufficient distress to satisfy such sum, may exceed three months but shall not exce d six months.

And the twenty filth section of the Summary Procedure Act, 1864, is hereby repealed in so far as it applies to proceedings under any of the statutes relating to Her Majesty's revenue.

12. Summonses, Sc., way he served by police constables.'] All summonsi s, cowpluints, warrants, oiders, or other process in prosecutions under the Summary jurisdiction Acts at ti c instance «f procurators fiscal, parochial boards, or school boards may be served and extcuted by police constables within ihe county, burgh, or police district in which tbe persons uion ahum the same are to be served or exeouted shall reside or may be found.

SCHEDULE A. TABLE OF FEES. I.—To The Procvkator Fiscal Or Qualified Law


£ e. d.

Framing the oomplaint and whole proceedings

prior to trial 0 7 6

Each copy of complaint for service . . . 0 10

Attending at trial—

If plea of guilty 0 5 0

If proof led 0 7 6

If case adjourned for second diet . . 0 5 0

II.—Coxut Or Clerk's Dues.

For each complaint 0 2 6

For whole proceedings at trial—

If plea of guiliy 0 2 6

If proof led . . . . . . 0 5 o

Extract of any judgment, conviction, or order . C10

To the bar officer fur whole proceedings—

If plea ot guilty 0 0 6

If proof led 0 10

III.—Officer's Fees.
For serving each complaint and returning

execution 0 16

For citing each witne-s . . . . . 0 0 6 For apprehending a respondent or witnfss . 0 2 6 For each hour the prisoner is necessarily in the

custody of the oflic. r b> yond the fi'St . . 0 10 For tra>elling expenses, poinding, sale, or

arrestment, the same allowances as in

1 Vic, cap. 41.

In any case where a concurrent or assistant is required he will be allowed a sum equal t > two-thirds of the fee payable to the officer for the same business.

Where an offioer or concurrent has to charge for a conveyance, the mileaje rates will not be allowed.

SCHEDULE B. Decerns and adjudges the said to be ita

prUoned for the space of , and thereafter to be set

at liberty, and for that purpose grants warrant to officers of law to convey the said to the pri-ioa of

, thereafter to be dealt with in .due course of


If the sentence of imprisonment is alternative the aeoeasary variation will be made in this form.


An Act to amend the Metropolitan Open Spaces Act, 1877. [11th August 1851.

WhereaB by the Metropolitan Open Spaces Act, 1877, certain facilities were provided for making available tbe opea spaces in the metropolis for the use of the inhabitants thereof for exercise and recreation, and it is expedient to amend and extend the said Act, and to provide greater facilities tar the purpose aforesaid:

Be it enacted, &c:

1. Interpretation clause—18 & 19 Vict. c. 120.] In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

"Open space" means any land (whether inclosed or oninclosed) which is not built on, and which is laid out aa a garden or is used for purposes of recreation, or lie* waste and unoccupied ; but shall not include any inclosed land which has not a public road or footpath completely round the same;

"The metropolis" means tbe metropolis .as defined by tbe Metropolis Management Act, 1855;

"The Metropolitan Board " means the Metropolitan Board of Works as constituted by the same Act;

"Vestry" means a vestry of one of the parishes specified in Schedule A. of the same Act;

"District board " means a board of works of one of the districts speeiti-d in Schedule B. of the same Aet;

"Tha :orporaiion " means the mayor and commonalty and citizens of the oity of London, and the powers conferred upon them by this Aet may be exercised by tbe mayor, aldermen, and commons of the said city in common council assembled;

The "owner" of a churchyard, cemetery, or burial ground, means the person or persons, corporation sole, or body corporate, in whom the soil and freehold of sack churchyard, cemetery, or burial ground is vested, whether as appurtenant or incident to any benefico or cute of souls, or otherwise.

The term "burial ground" shall inolude any
whether consecrated or not, which has been at any
set apart fur tbe purposes of interment, and in *
interments have taken place since the year 1800.

2. Power to trustees to transfer certain open spaces to l>c*tf authority.'] Where any open space within the mecioioli* is under the provisions of any Private or Local Act of Parliament placed un ler the care and management of trustees or other persons, with a view to the preservation and regulation of tbe same as a garden or open space, it shall be lawful for the said trustees or other the maoagiog body thereof for the time bein*, in pursuance of any resolution duly passed as herein-afier mentioned, and with tbe consent, to be signified in manner herein-after appearing, of tb-j owners and occupiers of any houses fronting upon, or the owners or occupiers of which ar • liable to be specially rated for the maintenance of the open space, to convey, assign, or traaa fer for valuable or nominal consideration, or by way of gift, ti the Metropolitan Board, or to the ve-try or district board of tbe parish or district in which soch open spice or any part thereof is situate, the soil and freehold o>, or other their entire interest in, or (where no interest in the soil uf such open space is vested in them) tb« entire e re and management of the said open space, to the end that the same may be preserved furthe enjoym-nt ot tha public ; and upon such conveyance, assignment, or transfer such trustees or other managing body shall be relieved aod discharged from all trusts, powers, and duties impoard upon thHOj by tbe Act or other instrument unter wniea they were constituted, or under which they then act or

| otherwise with reference to the said open space, but

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