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Hart, John, Gt Driffield, Upholsterer March 11 at 11 STODDART, WILLIAM, Blackpool, Printer Pregton Pet DOWNING, HENRY, Thornaby on Tees March 28 at 3 Off
Off Rec, Trinity House In, Hull
Feb 7. Ord March 1

Rec, 8, Albert rd, Middlesborough
HSAPS, JAMES, Liverpool, Master Mariner March 17 at STRALAN, ROBERT Ellison, Southport, Conmission Broker Elliott, ALFRED, Coventry, Saddler Mar 15 at 12 Off
10.30 Off Rec, 35, Victoria st, Liverpool
Liverpool Pet Dec 20' Ord Feb 28

Rec, 17, Hertford st, Coventry Hexry, Joseph, Manchester, Painter March 11 at 230 SYMONDS, SIMBox, jun, Canonicorum, Dorset, Carpenter FILE, EDWARD, Faversham, Kent, Grocer Mar 17 at 12 Off Rec, Byrom st, Manchester Dorchester Pet March 1 Ord March 2

Off Rec, 73, Castle st, Canterbury HCD300, HERBERT, Leeds, Warehouseman March 1ő at WESTALL, LINCOLN WILLIAM, Malvern Link, Worcester, GARDNER, HENRY, Manchester, Furniture Dealer Mar 16 11 Off Rec, 22, Park row, Leeds Printer Worcester Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28

at 3.30 Off Rec, Byrom st, Manchester HUGHES, Joux, jun, Ashtead, Surrey, Builder March 11 WHITEHURST, JAMES, Longton, Staffs, Grocer Stoke upon Gaskix, FRANK, Burton on Trent, Grocer_Mar 16 at 11.30 at 11.30_24, Railway app, London Bridge Trent Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28

Midland Hotel, Station st, Burton on Trent HTCHINS, HEXry, Tarrant, Hants, Butcher March 11 at

GREEN, CHARLES HORACE, Leeds, Commission Agent Mar 1 Off Rec, Endless st, Salisbury

London Gazette.-TUESDAY, Mar. 8.

16 at 11 Off Rec, 22, Park row, Leeds 134ACI, Simox, Shoreditch, Cook March 11 at 2.30 Bank

RECEIVING ORDERS.

HAWKE, HARRY, St Blazey, Cornwall, Farmer Mar 15 at ruptcy bldga, Carey st

12 Off Rec, Boscawen st, Truro KEELING, WILLIAJ, Bilston, Stafford, Blacksmith March ATHERTON, WILLIAM, Birmingham, Joiner Birmingham Hayes, Tou Rowles, Monton Green, nr Eccles, Grocer 14 at 11.30 Off Rec, Wolverhampton Pet Mar 3 Ord Mar 3

Mar 18 at 11 16, Wood st, Bolton LOMLEY, CHRISTOPHER, Quebec, Durham, Joiner March Best, HENRY JAMES, Wootton, Berks, Schoolmaster HUDSON, WILLIAM, Red Lion st, Holborn, Letterpress 11 at 12.30 Off Rec, 25, John st, Sunderland Oxford Pet Mar 5 Ord Mar 5

Printer Mar 15 at 2.30 Bankruptcy bldge, Carey st MONEY, ROBERT, Ropsley, Lincs March 11 at 12 of Rec, BOURTON, CHARLES Henry, Tredegar, Mon, Commission Jones, TIMOTHY RICHARD, Cardiff, Tailor Mar 18 at 11.30 4, Castle st, Park st, Nottingham, Agent Tredegar Pet Mar 3 Ord Mar 3

Off Rec, 29, Queen st, Cardiff NORTH, WILLIAM, Pudsey, Yorks, Solicitor March 11 at BRATTON, THOMAS James, Welshpool, Licensed Victualler KEYS, WILLIAM ARTHUR David, West Kensington, 11 Off Rec, 31, Manor row, Bradford Newtown Pet Mar 3 Ord Mar 3

Jeweller Mar 15 at 12 Bankruptcy bldgs, Carey st NORWOOD, WILLIAM, Stockton on Tees, Builder Mar 23 at BROADBENT, JAMES, Barrow in Furness, Fishmonger KITCHEN, JAMES, Halifax, Quarryman March 17' at 11 3 Off Rec, 8, Albert rd, Middlesborough Ulverston Pet Mar 3 Ord Mar 3

Off Rec, Townhall chmbrs, Halifax PATTERSON, HENRY FOOTE, Whitehall ct, Newspaper Pro- COHEN, SAMUEL, Leicester, Painter Leicester Pet Mar 3 LEIGH, Joux, Rotherham, Boiler Welder March 16 at 12 prietor Mar 11 at 11 Imperial Hotel, Darlington Ord Mar 3

Off Rec, Figtree In, Sheffield Prior and HAWKINS, Finsbury pavemt, Solicitors Mar 16 COLEBY, WILLIAM, Thornton Heath, Surrey, Builder Croy- | MCDONALD, MARK WILLIAM, Waterloo, Lancs, Surgeon at 12 Bankruptcy bldgs, Carey st don Pet Feb 26 Ord Mar 3

March 24 at 10.30 Off Rec, 35, Victoria st, Liverpool SALTER, WILLIAM, Leighton Buzzard, Tailor Mar 11 at ELLIOT, GEORGE STOKOE, Southwell, Notts, Physician Martin, MAURICE WILLIAM, Norwich, Boot Manufacturer 12 'Off Rec, St Paul's sq, Bedford Notttingham Pet Mar 5 Ord Mar 5

March 16 at 2 Bankruptcy bldgs, Carey st SIXSMITH, Moses, Ashington, Northumberland, Boot FEATHERSTONE, ROBERT HENRY, Hutton Bushell, Yorks, MENSPORTH, EDWARD, Bradford, Commission Agen! Dealer Mar 14 at 11.30 Off Rec, 30, Mosley st, Farmer Scarborough Pet Mar 5 Ord Mar 5

March 17 at 11 Off Rec, 21, Manor row, Bradford Newcastle on Tyng

FILE, EDWARD, Faversham, Kent, Grocer Canterbury Mills, William, Tiverton, Haulier March 17 at 10.30 of Brose, ROBERT, Cradley, Herefords, Stores Manager Mar

Pet Feb 15 Ord March 3

Rec, 13, Bedford crcs, Exeter 16 at 2 Off Rec, 45, Copenhagen st, Worcester FoneLL, WILLIAM, Gt Grimsby, Master Fisherman Gt MORBIS, HENRY, Walkden, Lancs, Winder March 16 at STRAHAN, ROBERT ELLISON, Bouthport, Commission Broker Grimsby Pet March 3 Ord March 3

2.30 Off Rec, Byrom st, Manchester Mar 14 at 12 Off Rec, 35, Victoria st, Liverpool GOODALL, GEORGE WILLIAM, Birmingham, Artist Bir- | MOULD, TOM, Leicester March 15 at 3 Off Rec, 1, BerVARLEY, JOSEPH, Long Hill, nr Buxton, Farmer Mar 15 mingham Pet March 4 Ord March 4

ridge st, Leicester at 10.15 Off Rec, County chmbrs, Market pl, Stock GUMMER, HARer, Rotherham, Labourer Sheffield Pet NICHOLS, JAMES BULROSS, Bolsterstone, Sheffield, Licensed port March 4 Ord March 4

Victualler March 17 at 12 Off Rec, Figtree ln, ShefWATERS, ALFRED SAMUEL, Cardiff, Picture Frame Dealer HARTLEY, ROBERT, Rochdale, Pork Butcher Rochdale

field Mar 15 at 11 Off Rec, 29, Queen st, Cardiff

Pet Feb 22 Ord March 5

PEARMAN, HENRY, Exmouth, Cycle Agent March 16 at 10.30 Amended notice substituted for that published in the

Hayes, Tom RowLES, Atherton, Lancs, Grocer Bolton Off Rec, 13, Bedford crcs, Exeter
Pet March 4 Ord March 4

Podson, FREDERICK, Sheffield, Grocer March 16 at 12.30
London Gazette of Feb. 25 :

Off Rec, Fig Tree ln, Sheffield CARBUTT, GEORGE, Birstall, Yorks, Petroleum Oil Dealer Hudson, WILLIAM, Red Lion st, Holborn, Letterpress

Printer High Court Pet March 5 Ord March 5 POMBOY, JOHN HOCKING, Ashburton, Devons, Builder Mar 11 at 3.30 Off Rec, Bank chmbrs, Batley

HUNTON, NEWORK, Rotherham, Saddler Sheffield Pet Feb March 17 at 10.30 Off Rec, 13, Bedford circus, Exeter ADJUDICATIONS. 18 Ord March 3

RAY, LOUIS, Miles Platting, Lancs March 16 at 3 Off AsakinAZE, MORBIS, Liverpool, Confectioner Liverpool INOLEFIELD, JAMES Tuomas, Moss Side, nr Manchester Rec, Byrom st, Manchester Pet March 1 Ord March 2

Salford Pet Feb 18 Ord March 3

RHODES, Joan, Fulham, Omnibus Driver March 17 at 11 BAKER, HERBERT, Leeds, Plumber Leeds Pet Feb 28 Ord JONES, JOHN Walter, Ystrad House, nr Llandovery, Bankruptcy bldgs, Carey st Feb 28

Barrister Carmarthen Pet March 4 Ord March 4 SOWDEN, JAMES, Bradford, Nurseryman March 17 at 12 BELL, WILLIAM HENRY, Marygate, York, Clerk York Pet KERSHAW, ROBERT Mitchell, Batley, York, Journeyman Off Rec, 31, Manor row, Bradford Feb 28 Ord Feb 28

Currier Dewsbury Pet March 4 Ord March 4 STUNDEN, FLINT, Harrietsham, Kent, Licensed Victualler BLAKELEY, JAMES, Ardwick, Manchester, Underclothing Kitchen, JAMES, Halifax, Quarryman Halifax Pet March 30 at 11 Off Rec, 9, King st, Maidstone Manufacturer Manchester Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28

March 2 Ord March 2

TREHEABNE, Son, & CRUMP, Fenchurch st March 16 at Bowdex, WILLIAM, Exeter, Home Missionary Exeter LYNN, FRED, Kingston upon Hull, Grocer Kingstɔn upon 2.30 Bankruptcy bldgs, Carey st Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28

Hull Pet Feb 17 Ord Mar 4

Wate, John Bosley, and ARTHUR THOMAS WHITE, RadBrown, CHABLES H&NRY, Bradford, Printer Bradford MITCHELL, JOHN EDWARD, Tenterden, Kent, Butcher stock, Somerset, General Outfitters March 16 at 12.30 Pet Feb 26 Ord Feb 26 Hastings Pet Mar 3 Ord Mar 3

Off Rec, Baldwin st, Bristol BURRELL, ROBERT, Gt Yarmouth, General Cooper Gt Yar- Nichols,. Elizabeth, Aylsham, Norfolk, Dressmaker Wood, JouN SADLER, Coleman st, Chartered Accountant mouth Pet Feb 23 Ord Feb 28 Norwich Pet Mar 4 Ord Mar 4

March 17 at 2 30 Bankruptcy bldgs, Carey st
BUTLER, John HENRY, Pontefract, Painter Wakefield NICHOLSON, GEORGE Robert, Shildon, Durham, Ironmon YABSLEY, John Smith, Bristol, Boot Manufacturer March
Pet Jan 21 Ord March 1
ger Durham Pet Mar 5 Ord Mar 5

16 at 12 Off Rec, Baldwin st, Bristol
CARLTON, EDWARD, Leeds, Butcher Leeds Pet Feb 28 Nicholson, WILLIAM, Shanklin, I of W, Photographer
Ord Feb 28
Newport Pet Mar 5 Ord Mar 5

ADJUDICATIONS.
Cox, WILLIAM HENRY, Bristol, Plumber Bristol Pet Feb PEEL, ARTHUR, Lincoln, Butcher Lincoln Pet Mar 2

ATHERTON, WILLIAM, Birmingham, Joiner Birmingham 19 Ord March 1 Ord Mar 2

Pet Mar 3 Ord Mar 3 CROCKER, JAMES Joseph, Swansea, Yeast Dealer Swansea PaiLLIPS, Jous, Cadoxton, Glam, Ironmonger Cardiff

Best, HENRY JAMES, Narberth, Pembroke, Schoolmaster Pet Mar 2 Ord Mar 2 Pet Mar 3 Ord Mar 3

Oxford Pet Mar 5 Ord Mar 5 CUTLER, EDMUND, Boscombe, Butcher Poole Pet Feb 28 Pomroy, Johs HOCKING, Ashburton, Devons, Builder

BOURTON, CHARLES HENRY, Tredegar, Mon, Commission Ord Feb 28 Exeter Pet Mar 2 Ord Mar 2

Agent_Tredegar Pet Mar 3 Ord Mar 3 Davies, WILLIAM, Tonypandy, Glam, Ironmonger Ponty- RANKIN, ROBERT ELMAN, Battersea Wandsworth Pet Bratton, THOMAS JAMES, Welshpool, Licensed Victualler pridd Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28 Feb 9 Ord Mar 3

Newtown Pet Mar 3 Ord Mar 3 DUERRE, Ernest FREDERICK, Chelsea, Cycle Maker High Rawlins, William Robinson, Worcester, Glover Wor

Conex, SAMUEL, Leicester, Painter Leicester Pet Mar 2 Court Pet Jan 27 Ord Feb 28 cester Pet Feb 19 Ord Mar 5

Ord Mar 3 GARDNER, HENRY, Manchester, Furniture Dealer Man ROTHERAY, SHARP, Bradford Bradford Pet Mar 3 Ord chester Pet Mar 2 Ord Mar 2

Mar 3

COLEBY, WILLIAM, Thornton Heath, Surrey, Builder

Croydon Pet Feb 26 Ord Mar 3 GASKIN, FRANK, Burton on Trent, Grocer Burton on Trent RYCRCFT, JAMES, Great Grimsby Great Grimsby Pet

Elliot, GEORGE STOKOE, Southwell, Notts, Physician
Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28
Mar 4 Ord Mar 4

Nottingham Pet Mar 5 Ord Mar 5
GREEN, CHARLES Horace, Leeds, Commission Agent Sala, BESSIE, Queen Anne's mansions High Court Pet
Leeds Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28

Feb 14 Ord March 3

FEATHERSTONE, ROBEBT HENRY, Hutton Bushell, Yorks,

Farmer Scarborough Pet Mar 5 Ord Mar 5 HARRISOX, William HENRY, Fearphead, nr Warrington, SKINNER, JOHN RICHARD, Stockton on Tees, Boilerman

FILE, EDWARD, Faversham, Kent, Grozer Canterbury Miller Warrington Pet Mar 2 Ord Mar 2 Stockton on Tees Pet March 4 Ord March 4

Pet Feb 14 Ord Mar 3 HAWKE, HARBY, St Blazey, Cornwall, Farmer Truro Pet Suite, WILLIAM, West Kensington, Jeweller High Court

FUNNELL, WILLIAM, Great Grimsby, Master Fisherman Feb 28 Ord Feb 28 Pet Feb 8 Ord March 3

Great Grimsby Pet Mar 3 Ord Mar 3 HUMPHREYE, WILLIAM HARDINGE, Maddox st, Solicitor SMITH, WILLIAM EDWARD, Hastiog, Painter Hastings GUMMER, Harry, Rotherham, Labourer Sheffield Pet High Court Pet Jan 7 Ord Mar 1 Pet March 3 Ord March 3

Mar 4 Ord Mar 4 Jones, ARTHUR, GEORGE, Oxton, Birkenhead, Greengrocer STOKELL, Thomas, Stockton on Tees Stockton on Tees

Hartley, ROBERT, Rochdale, Pork Butcher Rochdale
Birkenhead Pet Mar 2 Ord Mar 2
Pet March 2 Ord March 2

Pet Feb 22 Ord March 5
JONES, ARTHUR JAMES, Worcester, Pawnbroker West STUNDEN, Flint, Harrietsham, Kent, Licensed Victualler
Bromwich Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28

Maidstone Pet March 2 Ord March 2

Hayes, Tom Rowles, Atherton, Lancs, Grocer Bilton

Pet March 4 Ord March 4
LEWIS, WILLIAM, Aberkenfig, Glam, Grocer Cardiff Pet Wallace, Thomas, Copthall bldgs, Merchant High Court
Feb 28 Ord Feb 28

Pet Dec 13 Ord Feb 7

HIPWELL, SOLDEX, Wisbech, Cambs, Builder King's Lynn

Pet Dec 4 Ord Feb 17 MARTIN, MAURICE WILLIAM, Norwich, Boot Manufacturer

White, Jonn Bosley, and ABtour Thomas White, Rad- Isaacs, SIMON, Whitechapel, Cook High Court Pet Feb Norwich Pet Feb 25 Ord March 1 stock, Somerset, General Outfitters Frome Pet March

12 Ord March 4 Mills, WILLIAM, Tivertor, Devon, Haulier Exeter Pet

3 Ord March 3 March 2 Ord March 2 WIL8Oy, James, Leeds, Canvassing Bookseller Leeds Pet

Jones, JOHN WALTER, Ystrad House, nr Llandovery,

Barrister Carmarthen Pet March 3 Ord March 4 Moss, GEORGE ALFRED, New Cleethorpes, Baker Great

Feb 17 Ord March 4

KERSHAW, ROBERT MITCHELL, Batley, York, Journeyman
Grimsby Pet March 1 Ord March 1
MOULD, Tom, Leicester, Cake Manufacturer

Currier Dewsbury Pet March 4 Ord March 4
Leicester
Amended notices substituted for those published in the

Halifax
KITCHEN, JAMES, Halifax, Quarryman

Pet London Gazette of 15th and 25th Feb : Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28

March 2 Ord March 2
PATTERBOX, Hugu, Thorbaby, York, Fish Hawker Stock BENTOTE, REGINALD Joseph, Acton, Financial Agent LUBBOCK, John, Cadoxton, Glam, Builder Cardiff Pet
ton on Tees Pet Feb 26 Ord Feb 26
Brentford Pet Dec 20 Ord Feb 11

Feb 4 Ord March 3
PEARMAN, Hexry, Exmouth, Cycle Agent Exeter Pet
Feb 10 Ord Feb 28

FIRST MEETINGS.

Lynx, Fred, Kingston upon Hull, Grocer Kingston upon

Hull Pet Feb 17 Ord March 5
Ray, Louis, Miles Platting, Lancs Manchester Ord
March 2

BestOTE, REGINALD JOSEPH, Acton, Financial Agent McDONALD, MARK WILLIAM, Waterloo, Surgeon Liverpool REED, JOHN WILLIAM, Sunderland, Butcher Sunderland

March 16 at 3 Off Rec, 95, Temple chmbrs, Temple

Pet Jan 13 Ord March 4 Pet Feb 25 Ord Feb 25

BOWDEN, WILLIAM, Exeter, Home Missionary March 24 MRREDITI, JOSEPH Edwin, Aberdare, Chemist's Assistant at 10.30 Off Rec, 13, Bedford circus, Exeter

Aberdare Pet Feb 21 Ord March 3
ROBERTS, RICHARD, Mortlake, Surrey, Coffee house Keeper BRATTON, THOMAS JAMES, Welshpool, Licensed Victualler Mills, Johnson, Blackpool, Mechanical Engineer Salford

Wandsworth Pet Feb 28 Ord March 1
ROBERTSON, JOHN JAMES, Goole, Yorks, Plumber Wake-

March 17 at 12.30 1, High st, Newtown

Pet Feb 5 Ord Mar 4 field Pet March 1 Ord March 1

CARTER, CHRISTOPHER, Pudsey Townend, nr Leeds, Green- MORRIS, HENRY, Walkden, Lancs, Winder Salford Pet SCUDAMORE, MINNIE, Bristol, Shopkeeper Bristol Pet

grocer March 16 at 12 Off Rec, 22, Park row, Leéds

Feb 28 Ord Mar 4 Feb 22 Ord March 2

COHEN, SAMUEL, Leicester, Painter March 15 at 12.30 NICHOLS, ELIZABETH, Aylsham, Norfolk, Dressmaker SMITH, WILLIAM JOSEPH, and HERBERT Smitu, Headingley,

Off Rec, 1, Berridge st, Leicester

Norwich Pet Mar 3 Ord Mar 4 Leeds, Milk Dealers Leeds Pet Feb 28 Ord Feb 28

CROCKER, JAMES Joseph, Swansea, Yeast Dealer March 16 Nichols, JAMES Bulloss, Bolsterstone, Sheffield, Licensed SOWDEN, JAMES, Bradford, Nurseryman Bradford Pet

at 12 Off Rec, 81, Alexandra rd, Swansea

Victúaller Sheffield Pet Mar 1 Ord Mar 4 Feb 28 Ord Feb 28

CROSLAND, JAMES WALKER, Huddersfield, Draper March NICHOLSON, GEORG & Robert, Shildon, Durham, Ironmonger 16 at 12 Off Rec, 19, John William st, Huddersfield

Durham Pet Mar 5 Ord Mar 5

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B58. -28 by 19 by 19 in *£3 10 WHAT TO EAT, DRINK, AND AVOID. DALRYMPLE HOME,

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These are 5 to 6 inches less niside Medical Superintendent.

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ADELPHI

Close to Central (Midland) Station.
BRADFORD

MIDLAND
Excellent Restaurant.
CURRENT TOPICS

337
LEEDS
In Centre of Town.

LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL.................. 350
QUEEN'S
DERBY

MIDLAND
For Peak of Derbyshire.
PROPOSED LEGISLATION AS TO MONEY New ORDERS, &c.

350 MORECAMBE

MIDLAND
Tennis Lawn to Seashore. Golf.

LEXDERS

340 LEGAL NEWS HEYSHAM–HEYSHAM TOWER, or MORECAMBE. Lovely Country. Golf.

COVENANTS RUNNING WITH THE

COURT PAPERS..................................... 351 Tariffs on Application. Telegraphil Address " Midotel."

REVERSION ..................

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WINDING UP NOTICE!

351 Adelphi "Turtle" Soup forwarded from Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, per quart jar 189.;

REVIEWS

342
CREDITORS' NOTICES.............................

352
per pint jar, 9s. 6d., carriage paid. Spociality for in al ds.
WILLIAM TOWLE, Manager Midland Railway Hotels. LAW SOCIETIES ................................ 347

BANKRUPTOY NOTICES......................

354 THE OLDEST & WEALTHIEST EXISTING MORTGAGE INSURANCE OFFICE. THE LAW GUARANTEE AND TRUST SOCIETY,

Cases Reported this Week.
LIMITED.
SUBSCRIBED CAPITAL £1,000,000. PAID-UP - £100,000.

In the Solicitors' Journal. In the Weekly Reporter.
Calcraft y. Guest

313 FIDELITY GUARANTEES OF ALL KINDS. ADMINISTRATION AND LUNACY

Glengyle,” The

308 Fox v. The Star Newspaper (Lim.)...... 343 Guardians of Dorking Union v. GuarBONDS. MORTGAGE, DEBENTURE, LICENSE, AND CONTINGENCY

Knight v. North Metropolitan Tram

dians of St. Saviour's Union........... 309 INSURANCE. TRUSTEESHIPS FOR DEBENTURE-HOLDERS, &c.

ways Co.

345 Laurie, Re. Ex parte Green... ........ 316

Hockey v. Western

312 New Par Consols (Lim.), Re.

343

John Jones, In re. Richards v. Jones 313 HEAD OFFICE : 49, Chancery-lane, W.C. | CITY OFFICE: 56, Moorgate-street, E.C.

Reg. v. Cockshott and Others. Ex

Lewis v. Clay

319 IMPORTANT TO SOLICITORS

parte Rickerby

346 Moult v. Halliday..

................................. 318 Smith v. Richmond 344 Reg. v. West

316 In Drawing LEASES or MORTGAGES of

South Hetton Coal Co. (Lim.) v. The Sale Hotel and Botanical Gardens LICENSED PROPERTY

Haswell, Shotton, and Easington

(Limited), In re. Hesketh's case 31 To see that the Insurance Covenants include a policy covering the risk of

Coal and Coke Co. (Lim.)
LOSS OR FORFBITURE OF THE LICENSE.
Suitable clauses, settled by Counsel, can be obtained on application to
THE LICENSES INSURANCE CORPORATION AND

CURRENT TOPICS.
GUARANTEE FUND, LIMITED,

THE SUGGESTION put forward a fortnight ago in these columns, 24, MOORGATE STREET, LONDON, E.C. Mortgages "Guaranteed on Licensed Properties promptly, without Society to watch the progress of the Land Transfer Act, 1897,

that a committee should be appointed by the Incorporated Law special valuation and at low rates.

in its application to London, has, we have reason to believe, LEGAL AND GENERAL LIFE ASSURANCE met with strong approval, not merely in London, but also elseSOCIETY.

where. Country solicitors, who know that if the experiment in

London succeeds, they will come under the harrow, are naturally ESTABLISHED OVER HALF A CENTURY. anxious to learn from an authoritative and independent source 10, FLEET STREET, LONDON.

what are the practical results of the working of the system, both as regards the public and the profession. They feel that

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they will be unable, in case the question of the adoption of the Act comes before their own local authority, to adduce any evidence or form any accurate opinion as to the results of the experiment in London. To London solicitors the existence of such a body will be of the greatest value, in furnishing them both with information as to the practical procedure to be adopted, and with suggestions as to the best mode of meeting the various difficulties which are likely to arise from time to time. We do not think that the Incorporated Law Society are

likely to let slip so obvious a means of proving to the profession A ND

at large the value of a central law society. SECURE.

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£390,000. YEARLY NEW BUSINESS - 61,000,000. BUSINESS IN FORCE - £11,700,000. THE REJECTION by the House of Commons of Mr. PICKERSGILL'S

Criminal Appeal Bill doos no more than reserve the discussion TRUSTEES.

of the proposed change till next year; though, after the acceptThe Right Hon. Lord HALSBURY (Lord High Chancellor of England). The Hon. Mr. Justice KEKEWICH.

ance of last year's Bill, it would have been more useful to have The Right Hon, Sir JAMES PARKER DEANE, Q.C., D.C.L.

given the measure a second reading and to have left it to be WILLIAM WILLIAMS, Esq. RICHARD PENNINGTON, Esq.

dealt with in Committee. The project has been too long before DIRECTORS.

the public and has met with too much favour for there to be Bacon, His Honour Judge.

Masterman, Henry Chauncy, Esq.
Davey, The Right Hon. Lord.
Mathew, The Hon. Mr. Justice.

any chance of its being abandoned. The real question at issue Deane, The Right Hon, Sir James Parker, Meek, A. Grant, Esq. (Devizes).

is whether the Court of Criminal Appeal shall have only the Q.C., D.C.L.

Mellor, The Right Hon. John W., Q.C., right of revising sentences (except in capital cases), or shall Ellis-Danvers, Edmund Henry, Esq. Finch, Arthur J., Esq. Mills, Richard, Esq.

have power to order a, new trial. The Council of Judges, by Frere, Geo. Edgar, Esq.

Morrell, Frederic P., Esq.(Oxford). Garth, The Right Hon. Sir Richard, Q.C. Pennington, Richard, Esq.

their resolution of 1892, advised that the court should be one Healey, C. E. U. Chadwyck, Esq., Q.C. Rowcliffe, Edward Lee, Esq. Johnson, Charles P., Esq. Saltwell, Wm..Henry, Esq.

primarily for the revision of sentences, but with the power of Kekewich, The Hon. Mr. Justice. Williams, C. Reynolds, Esq.

quashing or diminishing sentences on reference from the Home Lawrence, N. T., Esq.

Williams, Romer, Esq.
Ludlow, The Right Hon. Lord.
Williams, William, Esq.

Secretary
There was to be no power, however, to order a new

trial. It was upon the lines of this recommendation that Mr. | the requirements of clause 28 of the Bill, without at the same PICKERSGILL’s Bill of last year was drafted. The present Bill time disclosing business secrets, but a statement of accounts went further, and proposed to give a right, under certain which is made purposely vague is apt at the same time to be conditions, to apply for a new trial, so that the final issue of useless. The case might be met by distinguishing between the matter would be left to a jury. It is probable that this public and private companies, but hitherto no one has suggested enlargement of the scope of the measure has led to its rejec à satisfactory method of attaining this result. For the rest Mr. tion. The Home Office does not hear matters in public, and its SINCLAIR bore testimony to the utility of the Companies Acts in decisions have no effect in securing uniformity of sentences. Belfast. The fraudulent use of the Acts, he said, is there unThe want of euch uniformity is one of the defects in the admin- known, and they are used exclusively for legitimate business istration of the criminal law, and the establishment of a court purposes.

Mr. PALMER's criticisms of the Bill were given more of revision would do a good deal to cure it. Moreover, the task in detail. He objected to the provision of clause 6, under which now performed by the Home Office of considering the correct. a company is not to commence business or exercise any borrow. ness of convictions might be performed by a court with more ing powers until certain conditions as to the allotment of and satisfaction to the public, though not necessarily more to the payment for shares have been complied with. It would, indeed, benefit of the convicted porson. But the allowance of a second as he pointed out, be impossible for a company to raise money trial is a change of a much more serious character.

on debentures in the ordinary way simultaneously with the flotation of the company. This criticism does not interfere with clause

3, under which the directors are not allowed to go to allotment THE DECISION of RoMER, J., in Re Woods and Lewis's Contract until a prescribed minimum amount of capital has been sub(reported ante, p. 325) is a noteworthy addition to the collection scribed. Clause 7, dealing with the returns of allotments to the of cases in which the provision as to payment of interest during registrar, is intended to take the place of the unfortunate section delay in completion of a purchase of land has been construed 25 of the Companies Act, 1867, but it repeats the difficulty as strongly against the purchaser ; as to which see the summary to the meaning of the expression "paid in cash," to which the in 2 Dart, 6th ed., p. 724. On examination of the title offered Lord Chancellor has on several occasions drawn attention (Ro to the purchaser, a defect was discovered in the conveyance to Johannesburg Hotel Co., 39 W. R. 260; 1891, 1 Ch. 129 ; Ooregum the vendor, which purported to be made under the authority of y. Roper, 41 W. R. 90 ; 1892, A. C. 125), and which, apparently, an insurance company's Act of Parliament, the power in this he still looks forward to considering in the House of Lords. behalf conferred by the Act not having been duly pursued. But if a mutual set-off is not to be treated as a payment in cash, A deed of confirmation was required by the purchaser, and the present Bill ought to provide so expressly. Other matters eventually obtained by the vendor, and though the purchase dealt with by Mr. PALMER, whose evidence was not concluded, was not completed until nearly three months after the date fixed were underwriting commissions and the liability of directors. by the contract, the court found that there was no undue delay To abolish underwriting is recognized as impracticable, but a on the part of the vendor in complying with this requisition. limitation to a five per cent. rate was suggested. The suggesThere was an interest clause in the contract extending to delay tion was met with the obvious criticism that it is impossible in from any cause whatever other than the “default of the such a matter to apply a uniform rule to all companies. All vendor." The defect was not actually known to the vendor at initial expenses form a deduction from the capital of the comthe date of the contract, and the learned judge refused to hold pany, and to that extent are analogous to the issue of shares at that ignorance of such a defect amounted to a "default" on his a discount; but expenses must be incurred, and analogies are part, and therefore decided that the purchaser must pay interest not to be pressed too far. On the proposed explicit enactment from the date named in the contract until completion. His of the liabilities of a director, Mr. PALMER repeated the current lordship observed: "The imputation of default in this case to opinion that it does not alter the law, though it may frighten the vendor can only be justified by holding that

it is desirable men-or, as Lord FARRER shortly put the point, "it reasonable to assume, for the purpose of the clause as to means, so far as directors are concerned, Beware!'" interest, that the vendor is bound, or must be taken to know, every possible defect of his title.

It does not

appear

to me to be reasonable to impute to him knowledge of all possible defects of title for the purpose of such a clause.". It may be ability of the Agricultural Rates Act, 1896, to glasshouses

A REMARKABLE differenco of judicial opinion as to the applicquestioned whether the prosent doctrine is not unduly favour. erected upon market gardens has been manifested throughout able to vendors. The time fixed for completion is presumably the proceedings in Smith v. Richmond (reported elsewhere); fixed with regard to what the vendor believes to be reasonable, The Act, by section 1, limits the liability of the occupier of having regard to the state of this title to be investigated, and agricultural land” to the payment of one-half only of the the purchaser would seldom be in a position to correct, and is rate in the pound payable in respect of buildings and other therefore generally obliged to accept, the vendor's estimate of hereditaments. The definition clause (section 9) defines "agriwhat is a reasonable time to allow. It seems open to criticism cultural land” to mean "any land used as arable, meadow, or that a clause intended as a protection against loss to the vendor pasture ground only, cottage gardens exceeding one-quarter of from the purchaser's unduly protracting his investigation of an acre, market gardens, nursery grounds, orchards, or allottitle, should be construed so as to protect the vendor against the ments." The property in the present case consisted of four consequences of delay in completion caused by his own ignorance acres of land used by a market gardener for his business, on or mistake, however excusable. The argument for the pur- about half of which had been erected glasshouses of various chaser in Sherwin v. Shakespear that “the contract proceeds on eizes for growing tomatoes, cucumbers, and grapes : these the hypothesis of the vendor performing his part of the contract” may be too wide, but the observations of TURNER, L.J. I parish returned the whole of the property as agricultural land.

were all built upon dwarf brick walls. The overseers of the (5 De G. M. & G., at p. 535), show that he did not consider it | The assessment committee corrected this return by striking out the altogether inapplicable to the circumstances of these cases on glasshouses from the heading “agricultural land," and treating the application of the interest clause.

them as buildings, and thus rateable to the full amount. The quarter sessions restored the entries of the overseers, but stated

a case for the High Court. On the hearing of the case (77 The House of Lords Committee have recommenced the in. L. T. 161) COLLINS, J. (as he then was), agreed with the view quiry into the Companies Bill which has been slowly proceeding taken by the quarter sessions, but RIDLEY, J., dissented, holdduring the last two sessions. On Monday Mr. THOMAS SINCLAIR, ing that the glasshouses were rateable as buildings. This latter of Belfast, and Mr. F. B. PALMEN gavo evidence. The chief view has been upheld by a majority of the Court of Appeal point which the former witness had to enforce was the objection (LINDLEY, M.R., and Rigby, L.J., VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, LJ., of the persons interested in the numerous private companies in dissenting). The definition of "land" in Acts of Parliament Belfast to publish an annual balance sheet for the information as includitg buildings, given in the Interpretation Act, 1889, of their trade rivals. The Board of Trade have, it appears, was invoked by the respondents. That definition, however, prepared a hypothetical balance sheet intended to comply with only applies where no contrary intention appears in the parti

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cular Act in which the word occurs. In the Agricultural Rates education are firmly convinced that compulsory vaccination is Act "land" and "buildings are so clearly contrasted, both necessary, but there is undoubtedly an enormous amount of in section 1 (to which we have alluded), and in other parts of hostility throughout the country to the law as it now is, and the Act, that it does not seem possible to apply the definition of few will deny that there is some ground for this hostility. The land in the general Interpretation Act of 1889 without doing Bill provides that a supply of pure calf lymph shall be placed, violence to the sense of the Agricultural Rates Act. A stronger at the public expense, within the reach of everyone, and that argument in favour of the exemption of the glasshouses was no parent shall be required to submit his child to vaccination found in the case of Purser v. Worthing Local Board (18 Q. B. D. except with calf lymph. As discoveries have lately been made 818), in which it was held that land on which glasshouses stood which enable lymph to be obtained of the utmost purity, these was a market garden or nursery ground within the meaning of provisions ought to meet all the objections to vaccination on the section 211 of the Public Health Act, 1875, and was therefore ground that it communicates disease. As the law at present liable to the reduced assessment provided for by that section, stands, a parent must submit to his child being vaccinated with This decision influenced VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, L.J., as also did lymph taken from the arm of another child, and the parent of the decision in London and North-Western Railway Co. v. Llan- this second child must allow the lymph to be so taken. This, dudno Improvement Commissioners (1897, 1 Q. B. 287), in which no doubt, saves expense, but it is probably at the bottom of the land was held to be rateable as a railway although it was whole agitation against vaccination, and is obviously a very covered by the platform and roof of a railway station. But objectionable arrangement. It is further proposed to put an these cases were decided upon other Acts containing no such end to the system by which a parent is required to take the marked distinction between land and buildings as that which child to the public vaccinator, and to enact that that officer shall runs through the Agricultural Rates Act. The point, however, visit the child and perform the operation at the child's home. is a nice one, and it is probable that the last has not been heard This will be a great boon to the poor woman who has no one to of a case in which the opinions of COLLINS and VAUGHAN help in her domestic affairs, and ought to remove another cause WILLIAMS, L.JJ., have been overruled.

of friction. The Royal Commission on the vaccination laws recommended that no proceedings should be taken against any

parent for refusing to have his child vaccinated it he made å In his little book, “Prisoners on Oath,” noticed in your statutory declaration that he had a conscientious objection to journal a few weeks ago (says a correspondent), Sir HERBERT the operation. We are glad that the Government havo refused STEPHEN makes the startling assertion that upon the Northern to accept this recommendation. If it were accepted, vaccination Circuit three or four innocent persons are, on the average, con- could never be enforced; for a conscientious objection to vaccivicted every year, because they have given evidence on their own nation would probably be found in almost all those persons who behalf. This statement is made as positively as if it were conscientiously object to being fined in a police-court. Some capable of actual proof, and it must strike anyone reading it as

concession, however, is to be made to the conscientious objectors. an extremely bold assertion. The Lord Chancellor, a few days As the law stands at present, the parent who refuses to have his ago, in moving the second reading of the Criminal Evidence child vaccinated may have order after order made against him, Bill, commented upon it, and declared that nothing could be requiring him to have the child vaccinated, as long as the child discovered which in any way supported it, although inquiry had is under fourteen years of age, and may be fined for disobedi. been made by the Home Office. This inquiry is naturally not ence to each order. It is now proposed to relieve the parent conclusive in the eyes of the author of the book ; but the fact from repeated penalties in respect of the same child. As the romains, as far as can be gathered, that his assertion is not maximum penalty will probably be no very large sum, it capable of any sort of corroboration. All that it comes to is : remains to be seen whether this is not leaving the door very that this gentleman, sitting in court in the course of his official wide open for escape from the necessity of oboying the law. duties, has listened to a large number of cases being tried, and on the whole, however, it seems not unlikely that the proposed has taken particular interest in those in which the accused change in the law will put an end to the state of things under person has given evidence. In a few of these cases his opinion which a town like Leicester, of 200,000 persons, can defy the as to the guilt of the prisoner did not agree with that of the law with impunity. jury or of the judge. In his book the author mentions the names of several practising barristers who agree with him, and whose opinions are well worthy of consideration ; but all THE ART of buying and selling is one with which the law opinions based on the assumption that innocent persons are interferes as little as possible, and this prudent policy is tersely often convicted of offences under the Criminal Law Amendment summed up in the maxim caveat emptor, a maxim which ia spirit Act, 1885, because they give evidence on their own behalf, are applies to each party to the bargain, and protects as much the based on what is more guess-work. How often has it happened buyer who has bought some precious relic for an old song as that any such person has been proved to have been innocent ? the vender who has successfully got an unsound horse off his Against such opinions there is the broad principle stated by the hands. But the vendor or purchaser who relies for his profit Lord Chancellor, that it is impossible to imagine an innocent upon his own knowledge and the ignorance of the other side man charged with a crime who would not be most anxious to must be careful that he has himself done nothing to contribute meet his accuser and to tell his own story, upon oath ; and the to that ignorance. The purchaser, it has been said, is entitled strong opinion of Lord HERSCHELL that it is not right to deprive to use his own knowledge, and is not bound to give the vendor such a person of the opportunity of telling his story in the only information of the value of his property. He may buy an estate way it will have weight, because some prisoners would benefit with a valuable mine under it from a vendor who is ignorant of by such a proceeding. One argument was put forward by the the existence of the mine without breathing a word of what he Lord Chancellor which has not been made much of bitherto; knows (800 Turner v. Harrey, Jac. p. 178). "But he is only safe that is, that numbers of persons are convicted of small offences so long as he preserves a strictly passive attitude, and so soon in the police-courts every day on the uncorroborated evidence of as he does anything by which he misleads the vendor he overone constable. The accused certainly may make a statement, steps the limit and is liable to have his purchase set aside. but in most cases he cannot give evidence on oath, and an un- Since a purchaser is under no antecedent obligation to comsworn statement is very properly not considered of much value. municate to his vendor facts which may influence his own judgThis puts too much power in the hands of the police, who, ment, his mere silence does not imply any deceit, even though excellently as they do their duty as a rule, are almost necessarily he is aware of circumstances of vital importance of which the biaesed to some extent in favour of getting a conviction when vendor is ignorant. Each party to the transaction makes his they make an accusation.

own inquiries and is guided in his decision by what he himself discovers. But the case is completely altered so soon as one

party abandons this attitude and takes upon himself to offer THE VACCINATION BILL brought in by Mr. CHAPLIN ought, if information wbich will influence the other side. He must then it becomes law, to remove tho greater part of the popular be careful that what he says is true, and that he does not create objection to thó operation. The vast majority of persons of l a mistaken impression by the omission of any part of the truth

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