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VALID EXCUSES FOR The carrier may excuse a failure to deliver the goods to the consignee by showing: 1. That they have been taken from him by judicial process. 2. That they have been delivered to an adverse claitnant who is the true owner, but the carrier must at his peril deter mine correctly who is the rightful owner. (Story, Bail ments, Sec. 45o; Hutch. on Carriers, 4-04. ) 3. That the consignor had exercised the right of stoppage in tran situ. What is meant by this right in the shipper we shall consider in the next section,