Customs," Endorsed by the Assistant or Acting Collector.

Question 281.— A cheque is payable to "John Smith, collector of customs." Are the following endorsements in order:

James Brown, Assistant Collector, or

William Jones, Acting Collector?

Answer.—The above endorsements are not in order, although it is quite likely that the circumstances would justify the bank in accepting them. The payment to the assistant or acting collector would not be valid if the cheque were given to John Smith as his personal property.