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Sir Axnnaw Scosus, Q.C., has been elected Master of the Library of Lincoln's-inn for the ensuing year in succession to Lord Davey.

Mr. Barns, Q.G., has been elected Master of the Library of the Inner Temple for the ensuing year in succession to Mr. Inderwick, Q.C.

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The Paris correspondent of the Daily News says tha t the Paris Court of Appeal has decided that Mlle. Chauvin could not be admitted to take the oath as a member of the Paris bar. It was remarked that her speech was close and sober. The court paid her back in her own coin. I have seldom read a closer judgment. The court does not admit the distinction Mlle. Ohauvin made between admission to the bar which gives a mercantile value to the licentiate's diploma, and practising at the bar. There is no ground for such a distinction. The court has nothing to do with the kind of practice or morals of barristers. They are subject to the discipline of the Council of the Order, but the court is not a simple otfice of registration charged to give a visa. It has to sec whether the candidate for admission to the bar is duly qualified to take the oath. Now the law makes the legal profession n male one. The legislator who, early in this century restored the order of advocates, entirely took for his model the old organization of the order of advocates by the Parliament of Paris. According to the ancient rules no woman could be admitted to practise as an advocate. Moreover, there is a great affinity between the bar and the bench. Should judges from any cause be unable to sit on the bench members of the bar can take their place. It is impossible to hold that in the actual state of legislation a woman can sit as a judge. The court is not called upon to ray'vr hether it is desirable for women to practise as advocates. That concerns the Legislature.

Ata meeting of the Council of the Bradford Chamber of Commerce, hold on Wednesday, Mr. Henry Sutclifto presiding, it was stated that a letter relating to the German bankruptcy laws had been forwarded to the Foreign Oiflce. The object of this letter was to draw Lord Salisbury’s attention to the provisions of the German bankruptcy law so far as they affect the rights of trustees in English bankruptcies in regard to assets of the bankrupt in Germany. By clause 207 of the German Bankruptcy Statute of February 10, 1877, it is enacted as follows: "If a debtor, on whose estate abroad bankruptcy proceedings have been opened, has assets in the country (i.r., in Germany) compulsory execution is permitted on the said inland assets.” That is to say, the German law does not recognize any title to German assets on the part of atrustee in an English bankruptcy. Consequently, any creditor of an English bankrupt has, notwithstanding the bankruptcy, a right to seize the debtor's German assets in satisfaction of his debt. The chamber urged that, in the interests of English creditors and of the mutual trade oi the two countries, steps should be taken with n. view to obtaining a decree of the German Chancellor modifying the German law, thus securing, in a bankruptcy in

either country, equality of treatment of all creditors. It was stated that up to tgc present only s. formal acknowledgment of the letter had been receive .

At Bristol, on the 29th ult., before Mr. Justice Hawkins, says the Times, Roger O’More was brought up for sentence. On the 27th ult. the prisoner pleaded “ guilty ” to uttering counterfeit coin. His lordship said the prisoner had pleaded guilty to uttering counterfeit coin by passing a gilded shilling as a sovereign and two gilded sixpences as halt-sovereigns. lt was the prisoner's first fraud of this description, but he had constantly been convicted ever since 1879. The judge read out a list of convictions, which included five years’ penal servitude for demanding money with mcnaces, passed on the prisoner at the Gloucester Assizes in 1890. After this the judge said he was shocked to find that the prisoner was brought up in February, 1896, before the Dursley Petty Sessions on six charges of indecent conduct. Whether the prisoner pleaded guilty to these charges or was convicted by the magistrates after hearing the evidence against him~ his lordship said he did not know, but he was convicted. '.l‘hen followed the shocking and unaccountable fact that the prisoner was sentenced to»

three mouths’ hard labour for each of these offences, the sentences being"

ordered to be consecutive, so that the prisoner had no less than eighteem months’ hard labour awarded him by a bench ct magistrates sitting at petty sessions. The judge said he never had heard, and he hoped he never should hear again, of such a course being taken by magistrates. In hisl opinion magistrates had no power to pass such a cumulative sentence, and he was quite sure that no judge of assize would ever adopt such a course as the magistrates had taken in this case.

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Dec. 8.—Messrs. Douonrs Youxo & Co., at tho Mart, at 2 p.m., Freehold Tithe Bang. charges amounting to £206 per annum, secured upon 2,801 acres in Yorkshire. Solicitors, Messrs. Baxter 6: '30., London. Shop and dwelli$-house in Brixton, lease, 63 years, rental value, £30. Solicitor, H. R. Jones, Esq., andsworth. House in Clapham, lease, S3 years, let at £86 per annum. Solicitors, Messrs. Weeks & Co., London. Freehold House at Ilford, rent, £26. Solicitors, Messrs. Wumingmn & C0.,Londcn. House at Clapham, lease, 72:} years, rent, £15. House at Croydon, lease, 98 years, rent, £29. (See advertisement, November 27, p. 3.)

Dec. 9.—Messrs. STDISON 6: Sons, at the Mart, at 2 p.m., Reversion to £1,128 India 8} per cent. Stock and 10 fully-paid shares in the General Steam Navigation Go. Lady aged 78. Solicitors, Messrs. White & De Buriatte, London. (See advertisement.

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Messrs. II. E. Fosrrn 6: C|u.sF1sLr>’s Fortnightly Sale of Reversions and Life Policies on Thursday last was, as usual, well attended, and was noticeable for the extremely high prices realized I or the life policies and reversions olfered. The total of the sale amounted

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Basque Ia'ovs-raiai.i.a Fosoiaas irr Aonicoas, Lnii'ri:o—Petn for winding up, presented Nov 23, directed to be heard on Dec_ 8. Henry T. Nicholson, 11, Linccln’s inn fields, solor for petner. Notice of appearing must reach the above-named not later thin 6 o'clock in the afternoon of Dec 7

BBADIHO Poaruso Caiiaxr no Llll Co, Liiii'ri~:n—Creditors are required, on or before Dec 28, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Hr. Thomas Henry Casey, St. George's sq, Portsea. Lush 8: Robinson, Southsea, solors for liquidator _ _

Coorla Cvcna Fi'r-rises Co, Liiii-rsn—Creditors are required, on or before Dec 21, to send their names and addresses,_ and the particulars of their debts or claims, to James Rhodes, 109, Colin-are row, Birmingham. Shakespeare & Co, Birmingham, solors

Diinioan JUBILEE Coi_i'riiacT Coaroiia-rios, Liin-rao—Ci'editors are required, onor before Dec 81, to send their names and addresses. and the particulars of their debts or claims, toSidney George Cole, 10, Coleman st. Vernon & Co, Coleman st, solors for the liquidator

Disiioao Juainss: Srxoii:/irs, Liiiirso -Creditors are retqluired, on or before Dec 81, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of eir debts or claims to Sidney George Cole, 10, Coleman st. Vernon 6: Co, Coleman st, solors for the liquidator.

Disiioso Ji:sii.sn rlr.\'oicn"a (No 2), Liiii'rP.n——Creditors are required, on or before Dec Bl, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, {,9 Sédifioey George Cole, 10, Coleman st. Vernon 6: Co, Coleman st, solors for the iqui a r. _ _

EUBIKA Srssnisa \Vsx Co, LlXlTl'.D—Cl'6dll'.0l_‘B are re?uire_d, on or before Dec 12, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars o their debts or claims, to John King, Bank chmbrs, Wallgate, Wigan _ _

Foanasr Kiao (COOLUAB-Dllt), Liiii'rsn—Creditoi' are !‘E<L11_!'B(l, on or before Jan 12, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of t eir debts or claims, to Francis Stobbs 39, Old Broad st

Hasnr (l‘lAZE 8: Seas, Liiii'reo—Creditors are required, on or before Jan 7, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of _their debti and claims, to Frederick Whinney, 8, Old Jewry Tuesday, Jan 18, at 12, is appointed for hearing and adj ud.icating W011 the debts and claims _

Join: ii.iio-r, Liiiii'rao—Creditors are required, on or_ before Jan 10 next to send in their names and addresses and the particulars of their debts or claims to Alfred Sydney Gedge, Francis Richard Spaull, and John Wilmot, 3, Great James street, Bedford row. Crowley, Chancery lane solois

LADY Locii Goi.u Miss, LlMl'l'ED (Old Company)-Creditors are required. on or before Jan 12, to send their names and addresses and the particulars of their debts orclaims to Francis Stobbs, 39, Old Broad st

Losoos Joi.\"r STOCK Aosscr, Lniirao-Ci-editors are requircd, on or before Dec 31, to send their names and addresses and the particulars of their debt or claims to Sidney George Cole, 10, Coleman st. Vernon, Son, 8: Stephen, Coleman st, solors for liqui ator V _

MADISON Gnu) Misixo Co, Liiiii-sn—1’etn for winding up presented Nov 19, directed to be heard on Dec 8. Wm. Bohm, 28, Old Jewry, solor for petnr. Notice of appearing must reach the above-named not later than 6 o’clock in the afternoon of Dec 7

Psaxiss BROTHERS & Co, Liii|'ran—-Creditors are required, on or before Tuesday, Jan 4, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims to George Graham Poppleton and John Edwin Gunn, 26, Corporation-street, Birmingham. Harry Cousins 6: Co, Cardifl’, solors to the liquidators _

Siisi-rsiw Biiriiiii. idssoci/ii-ins. Llhll'I‘ll)—P0f.!l for winding up presented Nov 16, directed to be heard on Friday, Dec 8. Riddell tr Co, 9, John st, Be ford row, solors for petnr. Notice of appearing must reach the above-named not later than 6 o’clock in the afternoon of Dec 2

\Vss'r Aiis-ra1ii.uis_ Piisroaai. asn Coi.osi/.a'rio.\' Co, Liiii-ran—Petn for winding up, presented Nov 23, directed to be heard Dec 8. Munns 8: Longden, S, Old Jewry, solors for pctners. Notice of appearing must reach the above-named not later than 6 o'clock in the afternoon of Dec 7

\Vzs'r Ausraanias Sums CORPORATION, Liiiii-zo—Creditors are required on or before Jan 6, to send their names and addresses,_ and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Alexander Hall Downes, 29, St. Swithin’s ln. Burn &: Berridge, Old Broad st. solors to liquidator _

Wii. Wano at Sons, LIIIITED, Laaos—Cre_ditors are required, on or before Jan 8, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Philip Bates. 110, Edmund st, Birmingham. Denison, Leeds, solor to liquidator

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Noticefof appearing must reach the above-named not later than 6 o'clock in the after

noon o Dec 7

Uii-rou Goon BIIFH Co. Liiii'rIi:i—Petn for winding up presented Nov 24, directed to _be heard Dec 8. Wyatt 5: Co, 5 and 6, Clement's inn, Strand, solors for Eaton. Notice c1>)f appearing must reach the above-n imed not later than 6 o'clock in t e afternoon of

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WABKWOBTH SHIP Gi,Liiii-rim (Ix Liquinll-rios)—Creditors are required, on or before Jan H, to send their mines and addresses, and the particulars of tllrlf debts or claims, to Thomas Bowden, 42,Mosley st, Newcastle on Tyne. Armstrong 8: Sons, solors

1597 Juainss Sn-as SYNDICATE, Lnii-r:o—Byan order made by Wright, _J., dated Nov 10. it was oi dered that the voluntary winding up of the syndicate be continued. Muniisk Longden, Old Jewry, solors for petnr

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CREDITORS’ NOTICES. UNDER ESTATES IN CHANCERY. Lssr Dav or CLAII. Lamion Ga.seue.—FaioAr, Nov. 12. Ba-rrs, \Vii.i.iaii, New st, Covent gdn, General Draper Dec 18 Belts v Betta, Kekewioli, J . Margetson Gresham st _ Gases, Acrousrixs llasai" Blandford, Dorset, Builder Dec 13 Todd v Green, Bomer, J. Brennand, Blnndford _ LL’CKI'l’l', THOMAS, Half Mile lane, Northwood, Commercial Traveller Dec 6 Beesoiiv Luckett, North, J . Lomas, Rickmansworth London Gauue.—TussoAY, Nov. 16.

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Bass, Josizrii, Bradford Dec 31 Weatherhead 5: Knowles, Bradford

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Moaoss, WILLIAM Siiisox, Crouch End Dec 24 Bower, Moorgate st

Musnsr, Gsoaos J suns, Snaresbrook Dec 81 Moodie & Son, Basinghall avenue
NORTON, SAIUIL, Gloucester Dec 24 Grimes, Gloucester

Osrvvsr, Hurray Winniiiir, Fulham Dec 30 Box, Gt James st, Bedford row
Panusthglsoaos, Beading, Biscuit Manufacturer Jan 1 B. Smith 8: Sons, Lincoln‘sini-i

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Sin-rn, Farnsaiox HABBIION, Dover, Admiral Jan 12 Sismey & Sismey, Serjeants’ inn,
Soiisas. Joan Brianna Squias, Hampstend Jan 1 Stileman 8: Co, Southampton st,

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Tnnoa, Aniixsiwna, Manton House, nr Marlborough, Wilts, Racehorse Trainer Jan 20
Meir-imans 82 Gwillim, Marlborough
Tiioins, Tucins, St Agnes, Cornwall, Farmer Nov 30 Dobell, Truro

Wsansn, Winniinr, North rd Farm, Southall, Farmer J an 1 Armitage & Chapple
Bishopsgate st Within

Wsnsn, BBlD0l'1‘, Bootle, lanes Dec 1 Wall, Bootle

Wss-r, CATHABINB, Mnida Vale Dec 14 Hillearys, Fenchurch bldgs

Wnrrs, J oim Tuoins, Wolverhampton Jan 1 Fowler & Langley, Wolverhampton
WICKB, JOHN, Tulse Hill Dec 18 Hack & Morris, Pancras lane

Wiuonsv, Parana, Danton, Lancaster Dec 31 Bostock, Hyde

Wvssirrr, Maris, Croydon Dec 22 Clarkson 3: Toovey, Gt Tower st

Youxo, Winnisir, Newcastle upon Tvne, Merchant Dec 31 Davies & Balkwill,New

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LAW REVERSIONARY INTEREST VOL XLH" N°' 6-
The Solicitors’ Journal and Reporter.

LONDON, DECEMBER 1!, I897.

SOCIETY, LIMITED

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Capital £400,000 Debentures and Debenture Stock £180,000 REVEBSIONS BOUGHT. LOANS MADE THEREON.

Proposal Forms and full information may be had at the Society/'s Ofiices.
W. OSCAR NASH, F.I.A., Actuary.

PARTRIDGE & COOPER,

LAW and PARLIAMENTARY PRINTERS and STATIONERS.

LAW WRITING ON THE PREMISES BY PERMANENT STAFF.

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CURRENT TOPICS.

Tnnnn IS no rule without an exception, and the rule giving to counsel exclusive right of audience in the High Court foun its exception last week in a. case tried before BRUCE, J ., at the Liverpool Assizes. On the second day of the hearing both counsel for the defendants were absent, the leader engaged in the Crown Court and the junior in London, and under these circumstances the judge gave the defendants’ solicitor leave to appear for the purpose of cross-examining the plaintiffs’ witnesses, and afterwards, by further leave, he addressed the ury. The leave was given after the solicitor had explained that he had been assured of the leadei-’s presence. Possibly incidents of this kind have occurred before, but we are not aware of a. precedent for the course adopted by the judge. Some years ago we believe a solicitor, on failure of both his counsel, conducted his case in Court of Appeal No. 1 and won it, but there he was himself the party and so had a right of audience. Whether, however, there is a. precedent or not, the judge could not, without hardship to the defendants, have deprived them of the only legal assistance that was available.

WITH RESPECT to the cases of Rog. v. Lynch and Reg. v. Janos, reported in last week's issue, a. doubt arises as to whether in either case, but particularly in the case of Rag. v. Jones, the decision can be regarded as the decision of a properly-constituted court for the consideration of Crown Cases Reserved. The jurisdiction to decide questions of law arising in criminal trials established by the Act 11 8: 12 Vict. c. 78 was vested in the judges of the High Court by section 47 of the Judicature Act, 1873. By section 15 of the Judicature Act, 1881, that jurisdiction “ may be exercised by any five or more of such judges; provided that the Lord Chief Justice of England shall always be one of such j udges," unless he is prevented from being present by illness or otherwise. Now Rey. v. Lynch was argued last summer before the Lord Chief Justice, POLLOCK, B., and three other judges. The written judgment, read by the Lord Chief Justice on Saturday week, purports to be the judgment of the court. Perhaps it may be assumed that the late Baron POLLOCK formally assented to it before his death; but unless that is so, it does not appear that the judgment can be considered to be tho decision of the five judges who heard the case. Ray. v.

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