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Rights of Auctioneers


RIGHTS OF AUCTIONEERS. From his principal the auctioneer is entitled to be indemnified for all authoritative acts within the scope of the em ployment, to be compensated for his services as agreed or at the statutory rate, and for costs and expenses. He is given a lien on the goods of the principal or upon the proceeds of the sale for his charges and compensation. (Mechem on Agency, Secs. 917-919.) The auctioneer, as against a wrongdoer, is reg-arded as having a special property in the goods entrusted to , him, and may recover for any injury clone them, but he cannot dispute the title of his principal to the goods.