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must come before Parliament, and did not take effect until it was laid upon sum of money into a conveyance and sold it for double the amount, the table of the House for a certain number of days. If, therefore, anyone and so on, that was a simple, gross, impalpable fraud; but that could thought the House of Commons had misconceived the position, the House of be done, and he knew one instance of its having been done in this country. Commons and House of Lords would have opportunities enough of pointing Where there were two men who were themselves fraudulent, the purchaser that out, and moving in one or other of the Houses of Parliament. It was and vendor, and a solicitor was found to help them in the fraud, it could impossible to conceive an experiment which, even if it were the only precau: readily be carried out under the present system of conveyancing. It would tion, could be more fair. But it went further than that. The district be rather easier, indeed, because the purchase money was written out in itself was limited, and the time was limited. The order which took effect letters and words which a man might be pardoned for not being able to read, was the first order-whether in London, or, if refused, whether anywhere whereas it appeared on the certificate in the left hand margin in plain else, it was the first order-and no further order could be made for a period figures. He was not inclined to think that there was such an enormous of three years, giving a very sufficient time for seeing how the system worked, proportion of fraudulent people as Mr. Rubinstein would appear to suppose. and whether the difficulties and delays, made so much of by the opener, really He thought they would be very rare. Then Mr. Rubinstein had took effect or not. And those also were not the only precautions, because taken objection to the Act because, under present conditions, one had by this Act, differing in that respect from every previous Act passed on the a number of deeds which the banker turned over to see what was the subject, all the rights of the legal profession of both branches were in them. But that was provided for. He thought Mr. Rubinstein was effectually protected, much more than under the ordinary system of convey in error in his interpretation. As he (Mr. Lake) read the section, the ance at present. Because now, although ii was provided that no other than price would appear on every certificate, it was to appear on the first a barrister or solicitor, or equally qualified person could prepare a deed, there certificate, and on all transfers and charges, and he could not conceive were no means of enforcing that prohibition. All one could do was to go to any words much wider than the words used in that section. He thought Somerset House and endeavour to get the officials to take action. This that in practice it would be found that a man would take his one certificate, clause was a repetition of the clause in the Stamp Act, under which alone and be very glad to surrender all the others and have no trouble about the protection of the profession rested. By the Act that was made an keeping his deeds or anything else. But if he thought it to his advantage offence punishable under the Summary Jurisdiction Act, and consequently to have a series of certificates he could have them. There was in the Act, any organised society, barristers or solicitors, in London or the country, had which there had never been before, a clause making it compulsory upon the the thing in their own hands to enforce; and certainly the Incorporated Registrar to have no dealings with the land without the production of the Law Society had never shewn themselves behindhand in enforcing such certificate. Mr. Rubinstein had compared the system with the Torrens Aot,

measure whenever they had had the opportunity. But that, again but he was comparing two things which were esssentially different. The was not the only procaution. In this Act, as in none other on the Torrens Act knew nothing but the indefeasible title, and there must therefore subject, the rule-making committee, or at all events the committee be complete investigation and the boundaries made conclusive; and, therefore, by whose advise and sanction the rule is to be made, is to be a legal com- in every case the property had to be re-surveyed, which of course meant mittee, the majority being legal members. Out of five one was a judge, one considerable expense. The only other objection was upon one or two questions was nominated by the Bar, one was nominated by the Incorporated Law of construction; but he had never yet found an Act of Parliament upon Society, the other two being the Registrar and some one nominated by the which there was not an opportunity for dispute until the courts had Board of Agriculture, presumably a landowner. Even that was not all, decided the conflicting construction. Mr. Rubinstein had complained that The fees had been so reduced as to be practically nominal. Let them take the Act was not a consolidating Act. He was afraid they had all the County of London, supposing the Act to come into operation there. to make that complaint not only of the Land Transfer Act, but of all He would undertake to say that no one but a lawyer would know the Acts. It arose from tho exigencies of Parliamentary discussion. difference either in cost or in time or in trouble between registering a matter of fast, the consolidation of these two Acts was actually in draft now. possessory title at the registry and registering the same deed as he Whether it would be brought in during the next or the following session he would have to do in Middlesex. "It would cost him less, and it would not did not know, but no one was more alive to the defect of having to refer back take him more time. Under the rules, which would no doubt be shortly than those who framed the Bill which became the Act of 1897. The whole issued, it would be hardly possible for more than forty-eight hours' delay to of the law societies acquiesced in the view that it had come to the point that take place in registering a possessory title, and very rarely more than a compromise was necessary. The principal other point was, it was sugtwenty-four hours. One could not get one's deeds in the Middlesex Regis- gested, that because Lord Cairns had been against compulsion of title, try in so short a time. He believed it was a fact that it used to take in therefore we ought not now to have compulsion, because he was a great the Middlesex Registry two clear days unless an expedition fee was paid, conveyancer, whereas the Lord Chancellors responsible had neither of them when the deed could be got on the second day.

had practice in conveyancing. But it must be borne in mind that when Lord Mr. RUBINSTEIN : It is the same now.

Cairns was asked to make titles compulsory, titles were in a very different Mr. Lake said that then his point was perfectly good. It would take less state from now. There were now ni end of things ic shortened Acts, and time to register a possessory title, all one was compelled to do, than to others which had greatly simplified titles, and made that possible which register the same in Middlesex. It would cost less unless the property was Lord Cairns was then satisfied was not either possible or desirable. His own of considerable size. The fem, inclusive of registration, the new certificate, view of the Act came to this, not arguing it on the question of registration plans, and entry made on the register, would not exceed 1s. 6d. per cent. up of titles as against deeds, or the present system-the reason, principally, to £1,000, and then it dropped to 1s. per cent. All these precautions surely that he opposed the motion was that they had come rather to a were sufficient to justify those who thought, as he individually did, that parting of the ways, and it had to be absolutely essential registration of title was of itself a good thing, or that when Parliament came to have some sort of experiment. All he hoped was that they should up to that state that, rightly or wrongly, it had determined to have some all take care that that experiment was full and fair ; that the area measure of this kind, surely with the precautions which have been taken should be sufficient, and the business also. But why should it be in the Act, it was not an unreasonable thing to say, " With these con made compulsory at all ? Hy would tell them why he at least was satisfied ditions let this system, about which there is such diversity of opinion, have a that compulsion was absolutely essential. It was urged very strongly that fair and impartial and proper trial.". All precautions had been taken to a certain, steady flow of business should be insured, to see what the office protect all interests, and the Act should be supported, if only on the grounds of couli do under pressure, because it had been argued against the Bill that its being an experimental Act and calculated to enable them to decid; there would be a block, and that it would be impossible to transact the whether those who opposed the system of registration of titlo—and no one business, and that there would be great delays, and so on. It was said that did so more than he had—or those who supported it were in the right. Mr. if a district were given where the registry could estimate on fifty or sixty or Rubinstein had spoken of the certificate of title, but he was under a misconcep- two hundred dealings daily, a staff could be got together accordingly, and tion as to what that was. He said there would be absolutely no gain fons could be reduced almost to a nominal amount. That was what had been whatever; but there would be a good deal of gain. As a few years passed by done. The authorities knew within a very little the number of deeds that were there would be no inconsiderable gain—there would be no necessity for dealt with in the Middlesex Registry day by day. They knew also that the se abstracts. They would not be required at all after a few years. No one deeds came from the area which they were able to put under the compulsory asserted that they would be done away with at once, but so soon as the system, and they could very easily, by separating from these settlements wills Statute of Limitations, in the sense solicitors habitually adopted it in practice, and mortgages, arrive at the number of dealings they would have, and from had operated (a title of twenty years) there would be no necessity whatever that they were able to deduce the cost and to reckon the fees, and no one could for going behind the certificate at all. Until that time, everyong who was complain that the fees were not exceedingly reasonable, and very little more not satisfied to start with a more recent certificate would have to inquire into than nominal. He thought it was too late to oppose the system simply on the title as he did now, except that the time would be shortened. Because in the ground of its novelty. After all, to whichever branch of the profession practice twenty years was almost the extreme of title they were now in the habit they belonged, they were the servants, not the masters of the public. And of taking. But there was one more advantage. The registration of title did if the public chose to be unreasonable, and were determined to have a trial prevent one class of fraud which was very far from being rare. He meant the of a certain system, it was the duty of lawyers -and he believed it would frauds which were brought about by the concealment of deeds. He bad, perhaps, also be to their interest—that they should have that trial, and that lawyers special opportunities of seeing that class of fraud, and it was the case, he was did take care that what the public really wanted they should do their best to very sorry to say, for his own branch of the profession—but of course it was carry out. It might be that in the carrying of it out it would be shown that because solicitors had peculiar facilities for dealing with land of their clients, the system was unworkable. Personally, he believed it would be found to be who very properly put confidence in them-it was the case that it did fall successful. But the alternative would be far more serious. Suppose the into their hands to have the opportunity of creating such frauds. He Bill of 1895 had passed, under which the whole of England would have instanced a case where a solicitor had a lease which he mortgaged; he then been put under the compulsory system at once, without any precautions, forged a similar lease and mortgaged it, and so on four times. Each mortga- without local option, without precaution that what was done should be dons gee thought he had a good security. That class of fraud would be wholly by a trained body of men, without any opportunity of Parliament impossible in the case of a registered title. He did not suggest that there being again consulted, without any reduction of the fees, would not might not be other frauds that might arise on a registered title. He thought they have been in a very much worse position than now, when, by accepting he put that as strongly as possible in his evidence before the Commission in the principle ia the limited form in which the Act put it, they had secure 1895, but no system could be invented which was wholly free from the pos- by actual test and practice that the validity or invalidity of objections to the sibility of fraud. As for the fraud by which a purchaser put a large system should be tested, and that the public might have what they certainly



considered very desirable at present-namely, some sort of reform in the Mr. Lake bad spoken of. When a man had obtained the possessory certificate, conduct of land conveyancing in England ?

what had he got? They did not give up their deeds ; they bad got something Mr. NEVILLE TEBBUTT thought it would be a comparatively costly and additional to put on the title beyond the deed for twenty odd years. That expensive matter to have a title registered, and therefore the system ought was not generally understood to be the object of the Act. It was to simplify not to be forced upon any unfortunate set of landowners, even as an titles, not to increase the documents. He could not see where the advantage experiment.

of the Act came in, quite the contrary. He said they would have to go to Mr. W. J. BULL said he was a member of the sub-committee appointed officials at every step and still have to produce their deeds and titles, with the by the London County Council to consider the matter. He could not help addition that at every step they would have to say, “Has it bean duly thinking that the Incorporated Law Socie:y had not done their best for registered? Have you a possessory title?" And in these circumstances he solicitors. Solicitors could not think otherwise than that this was a very thought he was justifiel in asking the meeting to carry the resolution. large and dangerous experiment iodeed. The County Council were dealers Toe motion was then put; when six votes were given in its favour and ten in property to the extent of about £2,000,000, but the conveyancing solicitor against. It was acccordingly lost by four votes. It should be stated that to the Council, who had been in his seat for thirty years, bad only had one there was a much larger attendance, but only members of the society registered title through the office. He was not awara that the public had were permitted to vote. asked for this Act. The majority of the public did not understand the matter at all. A firm of solicitors at Brighton had sent to the London

THE SOLICITORS' MANAGING CLERKS' ASSOCIATION. County Council a most appalling list of cases of difficulty which occurred in their practice, and asked what was to be done in these cases when the Act The following syllabus of lectures and papers for the session 1897-1898 was in operation ? The solicitor for the County Council had told him he has been issued. By the kind permission of the benchers of the Honourable should not bother about registering the land held by the Council Societies of Lincoln's-ion, Inner Temple, Middle Temple, and Gray's-inn, unlees he compelled; they were not going to sell it. It the lectures will be delivered in the lecture rooms of the Inns of which seemed to him (Mr. Bull) that that would be the case with a great the lecturers are members. The chair will be taken at 7 p.m. precisely. many landowners in London. Already the sub.committee of the Any questions or observations on the lectures must be rečerved until the Council had discovered a great many defects in the Act. They close, when, if time permits and it is desirable, a short discussion will be were considering whether it should be applied to the north-west invited. The lectures are open to all the members of the association, and part of the County of Middlesex in the County of London for the each member will be allowed to introduce friends connected with the legal first part, to the east side of the couoty; secondly and thirdly, to profession. Non-members will be admitted on production of tickets or the County of Surrey. It seemed to him it would be a source of difficulty syllabuses, which can be obtained at the office of the association. if the Act was compulsory in one part of the county and not in another, The Right Hon. Lord Justice Vaughan Williams will tike the chair at and he could not help thinking that it would have been better if, instead of the inaugural lecture on the 23rd of November. putting it before the wealthy County of London, where property of such

The Right Hon. Lord Justice Obitty has kindly promised to be present, enormous value was at stake, it had been tried on a smaller scale to start if possible. with.

1897. Mr. S. E. HUBBARD spoke in opposition to the Act.

Nov. 23.--Inaugural Lecture —"Contracts Implied by Law," by T. W. Mr. RUBINSTEIN, in reply, said the grounds of opposition were plain. Wheeler, Esq., 2.0. (In Lecture Room A of the Inner Temple.) Solicitors said the present system was workable and not extravagant, and Dec. 14.- Lecture—Detinuo under the Judicature Act," by J. G. satisfied the clients; and why they should try and compromise with people who Witt, Esq., Q.C. (In the Old Hall, Lincoln's-inn.) did not understand anything about it, he could not tell. The Act had been

1898. brought into existence to a large extent by the agitation of people who knew absolutely nothing about the subject. It had been stated by one of

Jan. 18.-Lecture-"Equitable Charges," by Alfred Hopkinson, Esq, these that the expenses of a sale of land for $10,000 amounted to £1,000. Q.O., M.P. _ (In the Old Hall, Lincolu's-inn.) Under the scale the remuneration would be £7. These were the kind of

Feb. 1.-Lecture—“ Legal Cruelty" (Divorce), by J. A. Rentoul, Esq., agitators who were going about talking of long deeds and heavy expenses. LL D., Q.O., M.P. (In the Lecture Room of the Inner Temple ) Then it was suggested that solicitors were placing themselves in a strong

Feb. 15.- Paper—"Trusts and the Trustee Acts,” by R. Bramwell position by allowing the compromise to come into operation, but it was not | Davis, Esq., Q.C. (In the Lecture Room of the Inner Temple.). stated what was be done with the registry office after the three years.

March 1. — Lecture -" Practice of the Commercial Court and its applicThere would have to be a big office and a large staff, in fact Mr. Lake had ability to Queen's Bench procedure generally,” by J. A. Hamilton, Esq. said it must be adequate to the work. It would be to the interest of the officials (In the Lecture Room of the Inner Temple.) to fight for their existence, and no Government will then be able to dislodge

Nov. 15.-Paper-"Some Doubtful Points on Company Law," by D. them. They knew that Mr. Lake spoke with authority. He was accredited, Stewart-Smith, Esq., LL.B. Lond. In the Lecture Room of the Middle with being a part author of the Act. He (Mr. Rubinstein) had been exceedingly Temple.) pleased to be put right by Mr. Lake. It might be that the Act was one

March 29. - Paper—"The Finance Acts, 1894-6," by J. Austen. which required such an intimate knowledge as Mr. Lake possessed to Cartmell, Esq., M.A. (In the Old Hall, Lincoln's-inv.) understand it. He (Mr. Rubinstein) had mieread it, and other people might April 19.-Lecture -"Bankruptcy,”' by Alex. H. Carrington, Esq. (In misread it. Mr. Lake told them they were all wrong about this indefeasible the Lecture Room of the Inner Ten:ple.) title that practically they would not get.

May 3.-Lecture-"Bills of Sale," by Herbert Reed, Esq., Q.O. (In Mr. LAKE : Not unless they ask for it.

the Lecture Room of Grayo'-ion ) Mr. RUBINSTEIN : But you won't get it if you ask for it, unless the Registrar goes through a forty years' title.

Mr. LAKE: I have got it in all my property, which is rather large. I got it at less expense than I should otherwise.

LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL. Mr. RUBINSTEIN ventured to think that the authorities knew Mr. Lake, and that they would have in him a friend. But he was talking of the

CALLS TO THE BAR, average man, and he thought the ordinary individual would not be able to get an indefeasible title. Then Mr. Lake said that if they could not get an

The following gentlemen were called to the Bar on Wednesday : indefeasible title, they could get a qualified title ; that would be worse than cock, jun., M.A., Trinity Coll., Oxford ; Arthur Harold Mather, King's

LINCOLN'S-INN.-Called to the Bar this term.-Mark Beauchamp Peauseless. Then he said they would get a possessory title, in other words, they Coll., Cambridge ; Arthur Melville Champernowne, of Christ Church, Ox must add an extra expense. Mr. LAKB: Just as he would for registering in Middlesex ; no more, rather Henry Herbert Riley-Smith, Toulston-lodge, Tadcaster; and Binod

ford; George Dunston Timmis, B.A., Christ Church Coll., Oxford ; less. Mr. RUBINSTEIN said that Mr. Lake asserted that the fees would be

Chunder Mitter, B.A., B.L., Calcutta University. nominal.

INNER TEMPLE.—Thomas Lane Ormiston, B.A., Oxford ; Thomas Mr. LAKB: That is provided by the Act.

Woollcombe Barton O'Neal, B.A., Cambridge ; Edward Hilliard, BA, Mr. RUBINSTEIN observed that the same office registered deeds in Middle- Oxford; Edgar George Storey, B.A., Cambridge ; Samuel Henry'Rama:

That was mere clerical work ; but the time required was from ten days den, B.A., Oxford ; ardeshir Kaikhoshru Cama, B.A., LL.B., Cam. to a fortnight. How would the certificate be got out within twenty-four bridge; Hon. Hubert George Lyulph Howard, Oxford ; Edward Watkins hours, as Mr. Lake had said would be the case ?

Cave; John Felix Kersbaw, B.A, Oxford ; Edgar Hazell, B.A., Mr. LAKE: It is a much simpler matter.

Oxford ; George William Heywood; Herbert Incledon Pilcher, Mr. RUBINSTEIN said that Mr. Lake told them the fees were absolutely

B A., Oxford ; Robert Ellis ; William Melville Foster, M.A., nominal, less than in the Middlesex Registry, where, at present, five shillings B.C.L., Oxford; Frank Shackleford, B.A., Oxford; Allan' Stewart was payable. But the Registrar would have to look at the deed and Ramsay: Wallingford Mendelson, Cambridge; Edward Aubrey Thomas, examine it and make plans and surveys. There was a section of the Act BA, Oxford ; Edward Wilfrid Fordham, B.A., Cambridge ; Charles which provided that fees should be raised from time to time so as to produce Frederick Rumboll, M.D., B:S:, Durham; Henry Alwyn Bros, B.A., an annual amount sufficient to discharge the salaries and other expenses, Oxford ; and Thomas Clarke Pilling Gibbons. including the annual contribution to the insurance fund. Supposing these

MIDDLE TEMPLE.—Henry Francis Herford, Londou University ; Alfred nominal fees did not produce sufficient, where was the money to come from? Charles Thomas, M.A., B.C.L., Exeter Coll., Oxford ; Kashmiri Mull; Mr. LAKE : The Treasury. There is a provision for it.

William Caine, B.A., Oxford Univerrity ; Sisir Kumar Mullick, B.A., Mr. RUBINSTEIN said that meant that the taxpayers of the country were

Calcutta University; Baliol Edward Scott, B.A., University Coll., Oxford; to be mulcted for the experiment. If that was so, why not be frank and say Major Albert Farrar Gatliff, London University (J.J. Powell Prizeman) so? Then the taxpayers had a right to have a voice in the matter.

Douglass Horace Boggis-Rolfe; Nut Behari Chatterji; Frank Noel Keen, Mr. LAKE: They have got it.

LL.B.; and Walter Herbert Baxter. Mr. RUBINSTEIN asserted that then they did not know what they had got. GRAY'S-INN.-Leonard William Bangley, B.A., Corpus Christi College, He ventured to say the office could not be carried on at the nominal fees | Cambridge; Henry De-Soberon, merchant, of Stretford-road, Manchester;


was :

and William Stanley Varenne Cullemne, clerk to the Guardians of the on the bench, when I was in the position of an officer on the quarterGuildford Union.

deck, I had, and was obliged to give, occasionally, words of command;

but the moment one leaves the deck one is nothing but a fellow-officer, LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETIES.

and I have been nothing but a fellow-barrister with you always. It is in LAW STUDENTS' DEBATING SOCIETY.—Nov. 2.—Mr. Arthur E. Clarke in that character, therefore, that I desire to speak to you to-day. Now, next

came to my mind what should be the tone which I should adopt. Shall it the chair. The subject for debate was: “That this society disapproves be the tone of sadness, as of a last dying speech and confession, or shall I as the 'Forward Policy' in India." Mr. Hamilton Fox opened in the say that which I feel that I am as happy as a man can feel under the affirmative, and Mr. A. Hildesheimer opened in the negative. The follow. circumstances in which I now am? I have been a judge assisted by you ing members also spoke : Messrs. Haseldine Jones, R. !. Armstrong, all, by most of you who are here present, by almost all the profession, for G. G. Baily, R. A. Cordon, and E. A. Alexander. The chairman summed twenty-nine years and some months. I believe myself it is the longest up.

period ever known during which a judge has sat on the bench as a judge. Nov. 9.-Mr. Neville Tebbutt in the chair.-The subject for debate was : I believe so; but I am not quite sure. I have ceased to be a judge, and “A., the active partner in a firm consisting of himself and B. and C., two the Queen has given me an unusual mark of approval, and that mark and dormant partners, instructs D., a solicitor, to conduct an action for your presence here to-day, and saying what you have said, have made me the recovery of a debt due to the firm. Whilst action pending the not only happy, but happy as a man can possibly be. You have mentioned partnership is dissolved, and B. and C. retire from the business. D. then the mode in which, or the circumstances under which, I became a judge. receives indirect notice of the dissolution, and learns for the first time of Well, all I will say to all of you is this—I became a judge because I had the existence B. and C., but B. and C. did not do anything to withdraw made up my mind and will from the beginning that I would be a D.'s retainer. Are B. and C. liable to D. for the costs in the action in- judge. But do not suppose that I had no checks, and that there were not curred subsequently to the dissolution ?" (see Court v. Berlin, 1897, 2 occasionally times when I thought that I was what people call passed over, Q. B. 396). Mr. A. Dixon opened in the affirmative ; Mr. F. H. Stevens · which never really exists, as there is nothing to pass over, because we are epened, and Mr. E. W. Hales seconded, in the negative. The following all equals; but what I said to myself was, “ Never mind, this is but a check, members also spoke : Messrs. C. A. Anderson, C. Herbert-Smith, Hamilton but I will go on and I will get to the top. if it is possible to do so." I Fox, Archibald Hair, Haseldine Jones, G. G. Baily, D. 8. Cornock, and recommend that to you all. I may say this as to my own method since I J. H. Bate. B. and C. were declared liable by 10 votes.

was a judge-I feel confident that never on any one single occasion at Nov. 16.-Mr. Archibald Hair in the chair. The subject for debate the beginning of each case until it was ended, to get at the truth of the

any period of my judicial career have I done anything except try, from That this society approves of the minority report of the West matter. I have never allowed my attention to be called to anything elee India Royal Commission." Mr. A. F. O. Bolton opened in the affirmative; Mr. Charles A. McCurdy opened in the negative. The following in court. I have listened to witnesses ; I have listened to arguments, and members also spoke : Messrs. J. S. Wilkinson, G. W. Powers, John I have tried to test them and to consider them as they went on; and my

Blair, Hamilton Fox, Dr. Herbert-Smith, P. L. H. Canning,'E. A. great desire was, first of all, to come to a right determination as to what Alexander, and Neville Tebbutt. The motion was carried by five I speak, of course, of civil actions. I have never been an enemy to the

was the truth of the case in respect of which the parties were in dispute. votes.

preliminary mode of investigation before the case comes into court. I have been a supporter of the means by which the parties can bring them.

selves to the real issue. I think that those means are sometimes, and not LORD ESHER'S FAREWELL.

seldom, abused; that people will take objections and ask questions and On Monday last the Lord Chief Justico's Court was crowded with members insist on rights which are not wanted in the particular case. But, how

ever that may be, when once the case has come into court, my desire and of the profession desirous of showing respect to Lord Esher. There were the Master of the Rolls, Sir Francis Jeune, Lord Justice A. L. Smith, has become entirely immaterial. I never could bring myself to think that present on the bench, in addition to Lord Esher, the Lord Chief Justice, effort have been to get at what is the true state of things ; and whether there Lord Justice Rigby, Lord Justice Chitty, Lord Justice Collins, Lord Justice Vaughan Williams, Mr. Justice Mathew, Mr. Justice Barnes, Mr. because there had been some mistakes made in the preliminary steps or

a judicial tribunal ought to allow a person's rights to be overthrown Justice Kennedy, Mr. Justice Bigham, Mr. Justice Darling, Mr. Justice investigations by those who were his advisers. Well, having got, as I North, Mr. Justice Stirling, Mr. Justice Kekewich, Mr. Justice Romer, have tried to get, at the true facts of the case, I then had to consider what and Mr. Justice Byrne. The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (the Bar standing), after referring to Lord between parties. The duty of the judge is to find out what is the rule

was the law. I am speaking, as I have said, of civil actions and disputes Esher's career at the Par, said : When, my lord, in 1868, you relinquished which people of candour and honour and fairness in the position of the the high position of Solicitor-General to become one of the judges of the two parties would apply in respect to the matter in hand. That is the old Court of Common Pleas, there were not a few who thought that you had somewhat abruptly terminated what might have been a great Parlia

common law of England, and there is no other law. It is not only the mentary or forensic career. But, my lord, a few months were sufficient to England is not a science ; it is a practical application of the rules

common law, but if we go to equity it is the same thing. The law of satisfy all that in undertaking the great responsibilities of a judge you of right and wrong to the particular case before the court.

And were accepting the duties of an office which you were well qualified to the canon of law is that that rule should be adopted and applied to fulfil. Many of us remember the great commercial years of prosperity the case which people of honour and candour and fairness in such a and the Guildball sittings unshorn of any of their ancient glory, and can remember the trial of many causes in which your lordship's business know- transaction would apply each to the other. Now, if that be so, if any ledge and acquaintance with commercial affairs came out in strong relief. supposed rule of law is put forward which would prevent the rule of right Your translation to the Court of Appeal in 1876, and your selection as alleged that the law will prevent the truth being established and oblige

being applied, the supposed rule of law must be wrong; and if it ever be Master of the Rolls, following one of the quickest thinkers who the court to say that that is not true which is true-if ever any such rule has ever adorned the English Bench, are steps in your career which met with universal approval and approbation. I pause not to always said to. Now, what the rules of right and wrong in the particular

of law is attempted to be put forward it must be wrong, and I have consider whether the twenty-nine years during which your lordship has

case are must be determined in each particular case ; but nobody cau have occupied high judicial position is without precedent, but this I say, with read the reports of decisions of great judges from the earliest times in out fear of criticism, that from the day when your lordship first sat upon England without trying to find in those reports the mode and manner in the bench until the duy of your retirement your career has been one of which those judges have stated the rule of conduct of the court, and that continuous and increasing success. Your lordship made your court a is what is called authority. But no decision-at least, in my opinion-of any tribunal for business men in which mercantile usages and mercantile cus. toms were grasped and appreciated, and while you endeavoured to bring judge as to the rule of law other than in an Act of Parliament can compel to bear to the case which you had to decide all the legal knowledge at true which was in reality true; there is no such thing in the law as a rule

any court now to say that they were prevented from deciding that to be your disposal, you never permitted any legal technicalities to interfere which says that the court shall determine that to be true which the court with what you believed to be substantial justice. We at the Bar have believesand knows to be untrue. Now, those being the rules of conduct which winced at times under the searching criticisms of our arguments criticisms which led us to stand up, as your lordship would have wished I have been assisted, as you must all know, by judges sitting with me,

I have laid down for myself, I have tried to carry those rules through. us to stand up, against the interlocutory comments, for the moment per- whose aid has been to me inestimable. I have been fortunate enough to haps adverse to the views which we were expressing on behalf of our retire, as I may say, with a mark, an unusual mark, given to me-a mark clients. But your lordship's comments left no sting behind, and on reflection we felt that your great object was first to ascertain the facts, and since the time of Lord Coke. I have received that mark from the Queen,

which I think has never been given to any judge for mere legal conduct then to endeavour to see that justice should be done. I have but one more word to say. There is one feeling to which expression must be given, from you this kind greeting, and I have only one painful word, as the

and that mark can leave nothing for me to wish. I now have received and that is the conviction which has rested in the hearts of every member Attorney-General has said, to use from beginning to end, and that is to of the Bar of your constant and unswerving loyalty to our profession. Though you were far above us, you still wished to be one of us ; you say to all of you, Good-bye.

Lord Esher then bowed to the Bar, and, having shaken hands with respected our wants and our aspirations; you have shared our joys and

some of the judges, retired. our sorrows. It is this feeling which made it impossible that you should be allowed to retire in silence; it is this feeling which will link you with us in the future as it has in the past; it is this feeling which will make you carry with you a wealth of good wishes of far more value than any WARNING TO INTENDING HOUSE PURCHASERS AND LESSEES.—Before purfeeble words in which I have expressed them; it is this feeling which chasing or renting a house, have the Sanitary Arrangements thoroughly makes it so difficult for me to say the word which can scarcely be uttered Examined, Tested, and Reported Upon by an Expert from Messrs. Carter by friends—I mean, farewell.

Bros., 65, Victoria-street, Westminster. Fee quoted on receipt of full Lord Esher, in reply, after a few jocular remarks, said : It is true that! particulars. (Established 21 years.)--[Adv.]

There have been a host of corrections of Lord Esher's notion that he NEW ORDERS, &c.

had served longer than any judge. Correspondents of the Times point

out that Lord Mansfield surpassed him by four years, having presided TRANSFER OF ACTIONS.

over the Court of King's Bench for upwards of_thirty-two years, ORDER OF COURT.

1756-1788, and continuing to exercise the office of Lord Chief Justice until the age of eighty-four; that Mr. Justice Heath (known as

" Plain Thursday, the 11th day of November, 1897. John Heath,” because he refused knighthood) was appointed a Judge of I, Hardinge Stanley, Baron Halsbury, Lord High Chancellor of Great the Common Pleas on the 19th of July, 1786, and sat till his death on Britain, do hereby Order that the Actions mentioned in the Schedule the 16th of January, 1816, over thirty-five years; that Robert Price, hereto be transferred to the Honourable Mr. Justice Wright.

appointed a Baron of the Exchequer in 1702, died a Justice of the

Common Pleas in 1733 ; and Sir Thomas Parker, who was made a Baron SCHEDULE.

of the Exchequer in 1738, resigned the Chief Baronship in 1772. Mr. Justice Kekewich (1897-G.-No. 1,530).

On the 16th of November, being the grand day of Michaelmas Term, In re Galloway, Matthews and Company Limited

the treasurer (Mr. Mattinson, Q.C.) and benchers of Gray's-inn enterCharles Lyon Markham Pearson í Galloway, Matthews and Company tained at dinner the following guests --- viz., His Royal Highness Prince Limited.

Christian, K.G., the Master of the Rolls (the Right Hon. Sir Nathaniel Mr. Justice Kekewich (1897-G.-No. 1,552).

Lindley), Colonel the Hon. Charles Eliot, Lord Justice Henn Collins,

Mr. Justice Bigham, Mr. Justice Darling, the Attorney-General, Sir In re Galloway, Matthews and Company Limited.

Henry H. Howorth, K.C I.E., M.P., the President of the Incorporated Henry. Frederick George Weber v Galloway, Matthews and Company Law Society (Mr. William Godden), His Honour Judge Snagge, the Limited.

Governor of the Bank of England, Mr. Verey, and Mr. "Crackanthorpe, Mr. Justice Kekewich (1897—G.-No. 735).

Q.C. The benchers present in addition to the treasurer were Master the In re Galloway, Matthews aud Company Limited.

Right Hon. Lord Ashbourne (Lord Chancellor of Ireland), Master the Henry Frederick George Weber v Õharles Lyon Markham Pearson and Right Hon. Lord Shand, Master Hugh Shield, Q.C., Master Bowen another, and Galloway, Matthews and Company Limited.

Rowlands, Q.O., Master James Sheil, Master Beetham, Master Rose,

Master His Honour Judge Paterson, Master Mulligan, Q.C., Master Mr. Justice Kekewich (1897–8.-No. 366).

Lewis Coward, Master Macaskie, Master Lush, Master Dicey, C.B., Master In the Matter of The Victory Cycle Manufacturing Syndicate Limited. Barnard, and the Preacher (the Rev. J. H. Lupton, D.D.). Harry Lindsay Savory v The Victory Cycle Manufacturing Syndicate

On the 11th inst. the University of Cambridge conferred the degree of Limited.


LL.D. (honoris causâ) upon the Lord Chief Justice of England. Subsequently the Vice-Chancellor entertained a distinguished party of the

legal profession in the hall of Downing College. The Lord Chief Justice, LEGAL NEWS.

in replying to the toast of his health, said that the gathering of that

night between the University and the profession of the law was, to his OBITUARY.

mind, most appropriate. He referred principally to the part of the curriThe death is announced on the 10th inst. of Mr. JOHN WRIGHT, the culum which had to do with the teaching of the law itself. He did not Registrar of the Bloomsbury County Court, at the age of sixty-three say for one moment with regard to the University that it had not done a years. Mr. Wright was admitted in 1859, and had been Registrar at great and useful work in the teaching of the law from its scientific aspects, Bloomsbury for nearly thirty-two years. His ability in the discharge of but he must say, and he was old enough to say, that the state of legal his duties gained for him well-deserved popularity.

education in this country was not what it ought to be. He spoke for

himself, and he still cherished the hope that it would be in their time that APPOINTMENTS.

there would be a great school of law established in London, not in conflict Mr. Justice RIDLEY, Mr. BoUSFIELD, Q.C., M.P., and Mr. BOYDELL but running harmoniouely with the sister Universities, so that the HOUGHTON have been elected Benchers of the Honourable Society of the study of the law might be scientifically treated for the benefit of those Inner Temple.

who desired to take up the profession. Until something like that was

arrived at be maintained that they would never have that class of jurists The Honourable John AUGUSTUS DE GREY, barrister, has been appointed which other countries could boast of. The profession of a barrister was Recorder of King's Lynn, in the place of Mr. Carlos Cooper, deceased.

one which had many privileges, and one to which there were many offices Mr. MORTON WILLIAM SMITH, barrister, has been appointed Recorder of open. In fact, a barrister of seven years' standing was eligible for the Rochester, in the place of Mr. Justice Channell.

highest position in the country. Having regard to that, could they conMr. JOSEPH WALTON, Q.C., has been elected Vice-Chairman of the Bar that the men who claimed to possess those privileges had a just right to

tinue to claim those exceptional privileges except by showing to the world Council, in the place of Mr. Justice Channell.

possess them by the means of their superior attainments ? Sir HOWARD ELPHINSTONE, Bart., has been appointed to represent the Bar Council upon the Rule Committee under section 22 (2) of the Land Transfer Act, 1897.

COURT PAPERS. Mr. JOHN ELDON BANKES, barrister, has been appointed Junior Common Law Counsel to the Office of Woods.




No. 2.
At the opening of the Manx High Court on Monday the Clerk of the Monday, Nov.

Mr. Beal

Mr. Rolt Rolls made a sympathetic allusion to the resignation of Sir W. L. Drink.



Farmer water, the First Deemster. He had occupied a seat on the Bench for a



Godfrey period of time unexampled in the annals of the country, and they all knew Friday

Rolt how he had fulfilled the arduous duties connected with it. His retire



Godfrey ment had called forth expressions of regret from the Legislature, from the

Mr. Justice bench, from the bar, and from the general public such as no other event

KEKEWICH, in our time had called forth. The cause was not far to seek. Mr. Ring, Monday, Nov.

Mr. Jackson Mr. Pemberton Ms. Pugh Tuesday

Carrington on behalf of the Bar, said that they were all of one mind with his Honour


Pugh and reciprocated the sentiments which he had expressed.




A correspondent of the St. James's Gazette says that O'Connell was

Pugh Saturday


Ward counsel in a case before Lord Norbury, who, it will be remembered, had been one of the old school of fire-eating barristers in Ireland, and when raised to the Bench reminded his Bar of this by observing that he hoped to give satisfaction to them on the bench, and off if necessary. In the


DEATH. course of O'Connell's argument, Lord Norbury, who evidently was not in

LAWBox.-Nov. 13, at 33, Springfield-road, St. John's Wood, Archibald Scott Lawson, of best of humours, interrupted him several times somewhat unnecessarily,

22, Essex-street, Strand, solicitor, aged 75. and at last O'Connell paused in his argument and said, “I am afraid that your lordship does not apprehend me"; whereupon Lord Norbury retorted, “Then the fault must be mine, for there is no one in Ireland

THE PROPERTY MART. who can be so easily apprehended when he wishes it as Mr. O'Connell.”

SALES OF ENSUING WEER, The Council of Legal Education will shortly consider the appointments Nov. 23... Messrs. DEBENHAM, Tewson, FARMER, & BRIDGEWATER, at the Mart, at 2 pies, of the readers in the law of real and personal property and conveyancing,

acres, with old Mansion House and Cottage Property. Solicitors, Messrs. Hawks, common law, equity, evidence, procedure and criminal law, constitutional Stokes, & McKewan, London. £18,700 Four-and-a-half per Cent. Debenture Stock of law and legal history, Roman law, jurisprudence, and international law; the Kingsbury Brewery Co.; also Short Leasehold Investment in the City of Lon. and the assistant readers in the law of real and personal property and

don. Solicitors, Messrs. FitzHugh, Woolley, Baines, & Woolley, of Brighton. (See

advertisements, Nov. 6, p. 23.) conveyancing, common law, equity, Roman law, jurisprudence, and in

Nov 26.-Messrs. BAKER & Sons, at the Mart, at 2 p.m., Investments producing £650 ternational law. The council will be glad to receive, not later than Mon per annum, secured upon Properties at Sidcup, &c. Solicitors, Messrs. Lumley & day, the 22nd of November, at the office of the council, Lincoln's-inn Lumley, London. (See advertisement, Nov. 6, p. 22.)

RESULTS OF SALES. Hai, the names of any gentiemen who are desirous of being appointed,

At Messrs. H. E. Foster & CRANFIELD's Monthly Property Auction, held at the Mart, together with any testimonials they may wish to submit to the council. on Wednesday last, a Freehold Ground-rent of £30 16s. 8d. per angum, being one

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twelfth of a sum of £370 per annum, secured on 81 shops and houses at Chelsea, was sold for £1,820, which works out at a little under 60 years' purchase. At the same time they

also disposed of a Profit Rental of £50 per annum for five years on the business premises,
No. 18, Tottenham Court-road, for £150.

UNDER 22 & 23 VICT. CAP. 35.
The above firm also held their 607th Periodical Sale of Reversions, Life Policies, &c., on
Thursday last, at the Mart, E.C., when the following were the Lots sold :-


£ 8. d.

London Gazette.- TUESDAY, Nov. 2. Absolute to £12,000 Cash; life aged 60

Sold 6,925 0 0
Absolute to 328 Cumulative Preference Shares of £10 each in

Beck, CHARLOTTE, South Norwood Nov 26 Leader, St Paul's churchyard
John Fowler & Co., Leeds; life 67

1,160 00

BLAKEMORE, JOSEPH, Wolverhampton Nov 15 Court & Perry, Wolverhampton LIFE INTEREST:

CHICK, EDWARD, Sidmouth, Devon Nov 29 Hargrove, Austin Friars In about £730 per annum


COOPER, GEORGE CHESTER, Addlestone, Surrey Dec 9 Johnson & Master, Theobalds ri Of £200 per annum, &c.

3,050 0 0 COVERDALE, HENRY, Kingston upon Hull Dec 8 Coverdale, Kingston upon Hull POLICIES OF ASSURANCE : For £1,600; life 72

Davy, Francis, Rivergmeet, Topsham, Devon Nov 30 Ford & Co, Exeter

1,280 0 0 For £50; life 69

270 0 0 Dickinson, SARAN NORTHING, Sutton, Surrey Nov 22 Kerby, Lancaster place, Strand For £600; life 72

300 0 0 Duce, Jonn, Dewsbury, York, Butcher Nov 28 Dwyer, Dewsbury The total of the sale amounted to £18,885.

FREEMAN, Frances AUGUSTA WILLIAMS, Whitchurch, ar Pangbourne, Oxford Dec 10

Rooper & Whately, Lincoln's inn flelds

Gibson, Rev ROBERT BOwness, Hampstead Dec 13 James & James, Ely pl, Holborn WINDING UP NOTICES.

GOLDSCHMIDT, EMIL, Port Elizabeth, Cape of Good Hope, Merchant Dec 15 Hollams &
London Gazette.-FRIDAY, Nov. 12.

Co, Mincing lane

Greaves, EDWARD PATRICK, Teddington Dec 1 Fishers, Essex st, Strand

Hansox, Mary, Camberwell Dec 1 JJ Chapman, Gray's inn sq
before Dec 16, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or

HEPWORTH, SOPHIA FORSTER, Hampstead Dec 13 James & James, Ely pl, Holborn claims, to Thomas Forrester, 15, Withnell rd, South Shore, Blackpool. Hardman,

circus Blackpool, solor to liquidator

HILDITCH, CHARLES, Audley, Stafford Nov 6 Sproston, Newcastle under Lyme COOLGARDIE CENTRAL, LIMITED-Petn for winding up, presented Nov 10, directed to be HOUGHTON, EDWARD, Blackburn Dec 11 Needham, Blackburn heard on Nov 24. Beall & Co, Throgmorton Hous, Copthall avenue, solors for petners. Notice of appearing must reach the above-named not later than 6 o'clock in Jacksox, Anx, Scarborough Dec 1 Watts & Co, Scarborough the afternoon of Nov 23 DEBURGO SPRING WHEEL Co, LIMITED-Petn for winding up, presented Oct 25, directed

Jackson, THOMAS, Scarborough Dec 1 Watts & Co, Scarborough directed to be heard on Nov 24. Ward & Co, 85, Gracechurch st, solor for petners. JEFFERIES, Edwin, East Ham Dec 1 Fussell & Co, Bristol Notice of appearing must reach the above-named not later than 6 o'clock in the afternoon of Nov 23

Knight, WILLIAM, Bagshot, Surrey, Licensed Victualler Dec 4 Durham & Co, Kioge


MADDOCK, ELIZABETH MARY, Audley, Stafford Nov 6 Sproston, Newcastle under Lyme required, on or before Dec 16, to send in their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Arthur James Sellars, 48, Copthall avenue

MOORE, ELIZABETH Ann, Wimbledon Nov 20 Wm Edwin & Son, Borough High st Geo. G. RUTTY, LIMITED (IN LIQUIDATION)-Creditors are required, on or before Dec 18,

Nixon, HENRY, Yarra Bend Asylum, nr Melbourne, Victoria March 31 Brockbank & to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to

Co, Whitehaven Robert William Bilby, 9, Bucklersbury. Fanshawe, 25, Bucklersbury, solor to liqui- Onslow,'ARTAUR EDWARD MAINWARING ELLERKER, Old Alresford, Hants Nov 30 Shield dator

& Mackarness, Alresford New QUEEN GOLD MINING CO, LIMITED—Creditors are required, on or before Jan 1, to

PHILLIPS, WILLIAM GREEN, Manchester Dec 2 Cobbett & Co, Manchester
send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Mr
James Durie Pattullo, 71 and 72, King William st. Davidson Morriss, 40 and 42, Plok, WILLIAM, Leeds, Chemist Dec 16 Wilkinson & Garland, Leeds

Queen Victoria st, solors to liquidator
NORTH OF EUROPE Gas LighT AND COKE Co, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on or

READING, EDWARD, Priors Marston, Warwick, Farmer Dec 31 Pellatt, Banbury, Oxon before Wednesday, Dec 8, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of SHARPE, MARCI's, Dover Jan 1 Townsend & Sharpe, Gray's inn sq their debts or claims, to William Thomas Hay, 9, Lincoln's inn fields. Tuesday, Jan 11, at 12, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims

STONE, ELIZABETH Simpson, Norwich Dec 1 Simpson, Durham villas, Phillimore PRAT INDUSTRIES SYNDICATE, LIMITED (IN LIQUIDATION)-Creditors are required, on or

gardens before Nov 24, to send in their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts

Sykes, Thomas ELEY, Forast hiil Dec 1 Francis & Crookenden, New sq, Lincoln's inn or claims, to Á. Underwood, 15, Walbrook

Syms, DORCAS, Surbiton hill, Surrey Nov 26 White & White, Court house, Epsom SEINE AND MERSEY STEAM SHIP CO, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on or before Dec 13, TETLEY, JOSEPı, Birmingham Dec 2 Bickley & Lynex, Birmingham

to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to
William Crossman Spencer, 41, North John st, Liverpool. Collins & Co, Liverpool, THORN, ALEXANDER, Putney Dec 2 GS & H Brandon, Essex st, Strand
solors for liquidator

TRAFFORD, Tort Walker, Lincoln, Farmer Nov 9 Hayes & Fox, Brigg
"ST. DENIS" Steam Ship Co, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on or before Dec 13, to
send in their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to

WILLIAMS, George, Birmingham, Clerk Nov 20 Coley & Coley, Birmingham William Crossman Spencer, 11, North John st, Liverpool. Collins & Co, Liverpool, Wilson, Samuel, Warrington Nov 20 Jenkins & Co, Warrington

solors for liquidator “Sr. GEORGE STEAM SAIP Co, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on or before Dec 13, to

W18E, MARIA, Grosvenor st, Berkeley sq Dec 11 Fraser & Son, Southampton st, send in their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to

Bloomsbury William Crossman Spencer, 41, North John st, Liverpool. Collins & Co, Liverpool,

London Gazette.-FBIDAY, Nov. 5. solors for liquidator

Boyle, ROBERT, Buninyong, Victoria Dec 2 St Barbe & Co, Delahay st, Westminster TREDEGAR COFFEE TAVERN CO, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on or before Dec 22, to send their pames and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Thomas

BBIDDON, Anx, Somercotes, nr Alfreton, Derby Dec 10 Eking & Wyles, Nottingham Philip Pugh, J.P., Morgan st, Tredegar. * Dauncey, Tredegar, solor to liquidator

BROWNING, Thomas, Duke st, St James Dec 6 Hy C Lambert, Queen Victoria st FRIENDLY SOCIETIES DISSOLVED.

BUTLER, JAMES Isaac, Vincent sq, Westminster Dec 3 Yeilding & Co, Vincent sq LOYAL EDWARD LODGE, MERTHYR UNITY PHILANTHROPIC INSTITUTION, Windsor Hotel, Ynysbwl, Pontypridd, Glam. Nov 3

CHURTON, ELLEN, Southborough, Kent Dec 13 Baileys & Co, Berners st
St. Peter's PRESBYTEBIAN FRIENDLY Benefit Society, Union Presbyterian Church, COOKBURN, Emma GEORGIANA ELEAX03, Elvaston pl, Queen's gate Nov 23 Dim on 1 &
Fountain rd, Liverpool. Oct 20

Son, Wimpole st
London Gazelle.-Tuesday, Nov. 16.

Cocke, MARY ANN, Turnham Green Nov 16 Hinds & Son, Goudhurst

CROMPTON, GEORGE Frederic, St George's rd, Eccleston sq Nov 23 Dim ind & Son

Wimpole st
BEAUMONT & HEATHCOTE, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on or before Wednesday, Cross, Hansau Ellen, Heaton, nr Bolton Dec 11 Broadbent & Heelis, Bolton

Dec 22, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, DARLINGTON, Jons, Old Broad st Dec 10 Harries & Co, Nicho‘as lane
to Lonsdale Broderick, 104, King st, Manchester. J. & E. Whitworth, Manchester, Dyer, Rosa, Gravesend Dec 22 Bewley, Gravesend
solors for liquidator
Edmonson's MASHONA Co, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on or before Monday, March EASTWOOD, REBECCA, Burg Dec 1 Openshaw, Bury

14, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to EKING, WILLIAM GEORGE, Nottingham Deo 10 Ekinz & Wyles, Nottingham
Mr. Lydstone Joseph Langmead, 23, College hill, London. Monday, March 28, at 12, at
the chambers of the Registrar, Companies (Winding up!, is appointed for hearing and

Fox, HENRY, North Acton Dec 18 W A Brown, Lincoln's inn fields adjudicating upon the debts and claims

Hamilton, ELIZABETH, Welwyn, Hertford Dec 1 Hawkins & Co, Hitchin, Herts JOHN WAGSTAFF & Co, LIMITED-Petn for winding up will be heard on Friday, Dec 3. Emmet & Co, 14, Bloomsbury sq, agents for Robert Innes, Manchester. Notice of

HAMILTON, JAME', Welwyn, Hertford, Valet Dec 1 Hawkins & Co, Hitchin, Herts appearing must reach the above-named not later than 6 o'clock in the afternoon of HAWKINS, The Rev Canon EDWARD, Newport Dec 15 Ward & Co, Newport, Mon

Dec 2
New South Wales ASSURANCE CORPORATION, LIMITED-Creditors are required to send in

HEINEMANN, Louis, Dresden Jan 14 Hollams & Co, Mincing la particulars of their debts or claims, on or before Jan 15, to J. E. Bowes and F. H. Heylin, Joseph GEORGx, West Hampstead Dec 14 North, Kensington

Johnson, Equitable Building, George st, Sydney, N.8.w.

Hunt, John, Penketh, Lancs, Nurseyman Dec 13 Robert Davies & Co, Warrington required, on or before Dec 15, to send in their names and addresses, and particulars of IBVING, MARIA, Liverpool Jan 6 Harrison & Burtoa, Liverpool

their debts or claims, to William R. Hamilton, 4, Bridlesmith gate, Nottingham Scott's STANDARD PNEUMATIC TYRE CO, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on or before

JEFFES, HENRY, Newport Dec 20 Lloyd & Pratt, Newport, Mon Jan 1, to send in their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, LITTLEWOOD, CHARLES, Middlestown, nr Wakefield Dec 3 Lister & Co, Wakefield to Ward & Co, 7, King st, Cheapside, solors for liquidators T. B. Harrison & Co, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on or before Dec 11, to send their LIVEBsIDGE, WILLIAM George, Sheffield, Chemist - Jan 1 Alderson & Co, Sheffield

names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to William Barclay LLOYD, ELEANOR, Penge Dec 21 Layton & Co, Budge row

Peat, 3, Lothbury 1897 JUBILEE SITES SYNDICATE, LIMITED-Creditors are required, on or before Dec 28, to LLOYD, George, Luce, or Leorioster Nov 15 Poundley, Bishop's Castle, Salop

send in their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to | Lowth, Francis, Notting hill Dec 25 William Webb & Co, Essex st, Strand Henry Charles Wilson, 1, West st, Finsbury circus. Board, 6, King st, Cheapside, solor Lynes, Rev John, Weymouth Dec 21 Andrews & Co, Weymouth for liquidator FRIENDLY SOCIETIES DISSOLVED.

McMahon, Francis YORKE, King st, St James Dec 14 Worrell & Son, Coleman st BRAiLES LABOURERS' FRIENDLY Society, Girls' Schoolroom, Upper Brailes, Shipston-on- MARTIN, Cecil SEPTIMUS Trice, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Book-keeper Dec 16 Stour, Warwick. Nov 3

Lincoln, Mark_lane MECHANICS' FRIENDLY TONTINE SOCIETY, 172, Richmond row, Liverpool. Nov 10

MONTRÉSOR, HENRY EDWARD, Duke st, St James Dec 15 Prior & Co, Lincoln-inn-fields Rouse LENCH FRIENDLY SOCIETY, Wheelbarrow and Castle Inn, Radford, Rouse Lench Worcester, Nov 10

NICOL, REBECCA, Ennis, Texas Nov 19 Chambers, Denton, nr Manchester
SPITTLEGATE UNITED BROTHERS, White Lion Inn, Spittlegate, Grantham, Lincoln. Oates, Bex, Mirfield, York, Boat Owner Dec 6 Wilson, Mirfield

Nov 3

DATES, WILLIAM, Mirfield, York, Boat Owner Dec 6 Wilson, Mirfield firth, York. Nov 8

ORD, Saray, Clifton, Glos Dec & Wells & Bind, Nottingham

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