New Jersey Law Reports Volume 52

New Jersey Law Reports Volume 52

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 edition. Excerpt: SCUDDER, J. The act under which this lien for the board of the plaintiff is claimed is entitled "An act for the better protection of hotel, inn and boarding house keepers." Rev., 1). 495, 68. It extends the remedies theretofore had by finnkeepers for the recovery of the amount due to them for board by lodgers, by giving boarding house keepers like relief with them, and by other provisions giving both classes additional protection. In the present case, the pertinent feature of the act is found in the first section. For the better understanding of the purpose of this statute, it is important to know what were the rights of innkeepers at the common law by lien on the baggage and property of boarders and lodgers. In the notes to Ca;tle's Case, 8 Rep. 32, in 1 Sm. Lead. Cas., it appears, that by the common law an innkeeper has a lien upon all the goods brought by the guest to the inn, for board and lodging furnished by him at the request of the latter; and this is so, although the goods may not be the property of the guest, but belong _to some third person, provided the innkeeper does not know that the goods are not the property of the guest. The cases there cited establish this statement of the law. This lien does not, however, attach to goods, the property of a third person, sent to the guest in the inn for temporary use, as a piano on hire, the innkeeper knowing that the goods are the property of another. Broadwood v. Granara, 10 Exch. 417. Some variations of the rule are also made by the construction put upon statutes, as in W_2/ckofl" v. Southern Hotel Co., 24 Jf0. App. 382; Alvord v. Davenport, -13 W. 30; Domestic Sewing Jlfachine Co. v. Walters, 50 Ga. 573; Bayley v. lllerrill, 10 Allen lIass.) 360....
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