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FRIDAY, Dec. 2, 1881.
Allen, Martha, Manchester, Draper. Dec 14 at 3 at offices of Sale and Co, Booth st,


Awes, Will iam, Leeds, Greengrocer. Dec 16 at 3 at offices of Jenkinson, Albion st,


Axundle, John, Featherstone, Pontefract, York. Miner. Dec 15 at 3 at offices of Kemp,

Barstow sq, Wakefield

Astbury, Alfred, York, Gardener. Dec 18 at 2.30 at offices of Knight, Dickinson st,
V. O. Bacon,


Manchester. Green and Dixon, Northwich

Avenell, Walter, Drysdale st, Kingsland rd, Packing Case Manufacturer. Dec 22 at Monday, Dec.

12 Mr. King Nr. Ward Mr. Latham 3 at offices of Holloway, Balls Pond rd. Islington. Fenton, Kingsland rd Tuesday

13 Merivale Pemberton Leach Badams, Francis Albert, Birmingham, Rivet Maker. Dec 15 at 12 at offices of Painton, Wednesday.

14 King


Latham Temple row West, Birmingham Thursday 15 Merivale Pemberton Leach

Ballenden, John, Sedgley, Stafford, Surgeon's Assistant Dec 13 at 3 at offices of Stokes Friday


and Hooper, Priory st, Dudley, Worcester
17 Merivale

Bardsley, John Richardson, and James Henry Bardsley," Stockport, 'Hat Manu.
Pemberton Leach

facturers. Dec 20 at 2 at Mitre Hotel, Cathedral yard, Manchester. Brooks and Co,
Mr. Justice Mr. Justice Mr. Justice Ashton-under-Lyne

CHITTY. Barrett, William, Shipley, York, Builder. Dec 14 at 11 at Talbot Hotel, Kirkgate, Monday, Dec..... 12 Mr. Jackson Mr. Koe

Mr. Teesdale Bradford Tuesday 13 Cobby


Farrer Bedford, William, Leominster, Hereford, Farmer. Dec 15 at 2 at Royal Oak Hotel, Leo. Wednesday

14 Jackson



minster. Correr, High Town, Hereford Thursday

15 Cobh



Belden, William, Gt Dover st, Southwark, Last Manufacturer. Dec 13 at 3 Masons' Hall

Tavern, Masons' avenue. Young, Newgate st Friday

16 Jackson


Teesdale Bonham, Alfred, Birmingham, Boot Manufacturer. Dec 14 at 3 at offices of Duke, Temple Saturday.

17 Cobby


Farrer row, Birmingham

Bowlby, Charles Edward, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, Clerk in Holy Orders. Dec 20 at 12

at offices of Peacock and Goddard, South sq, Gray's inn
Brierley, Thomas, and William Brierley, Keighley, York, Coach Builders. Dec 16 at 2

at old Bull Hotel, Church st, Blackburn. Cox, Dale st, Liverpool

Bridgett, Thomas, jun, Stafford, Builder. Dec 15 at 12 at offices of Hand and Co, Martin SALES OF ENSUING WEEK.

st, Stafford Dec. 14.- Mesers. PHILIP D. TUCKETT & Co., at the Mart, at 12, Building Site Broadhead. Samuel, Staincliffe, Batley, York, Factory Operative. Dec 16 at 2.30 at

offices of Law, Crown bldgs, Commercial st, Batley (see advertisement, Nov. 12, p. 19).

Bromley, Mark, Chatham, Kent, Confectioner. Dec 19 at 11 at Guildhall Tavern,
Dec. 14.--Mersrs. Edwin Fox & BóUspielD, at the Mart, at 2 p.m., Freehold Gresham st. Mitchell, Rochester
Building Site and Policies of Ipsurance (seo advertisement, Dec. 3, p. 4). Bulmer, John Thomas, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Grocer. Dec 19 at 11 at offices of Bird,

Grey st, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Burgess, James, Birmingham, Grocer. Dec 12 at 3 at offices of Hawkes and Weekes,

Temple st, Birmingham
Burton, Charles, Gt Grimsby, Coach Builder. Dec 20 at 3 at office of Grange and Win.

tringham, St Mary's chbrs, West St Mary's gate, Gt Grimsby

Chandler, George, Tranmere, Chester, Farmer. Dec 14 at 3 at office of Newman, Sweet.

ing st, Liverpool

Clark, Charles, Landport, Hants, Fish Merchant. Dec 16 at 3 at offices of King, North Bankrupts.

st, Portsea

Cooper, Edwin, Dewsbury, Greengrocer. Dec 17 at 10.30 at offices of Stapleton, Union FRIDAY, Dec 2, 1891.

st, Dewsbury Under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869.

Cole, Alexander, Richmond gdns, Forest Gate, no occupation, Dec 20 at 3 at office of

Birchall, Mark lane
Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar.

Cox, George, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Solicitor. Dec 12 at 12 at office of Gunn, St Mary st,
To Surrender in London.

Cardiff Adams, William, High st, Highgate, Licensed Victualler. Pet Nov 29. Murray. Dec

Cox, John, Holyport, Bray, Berks, Plumber. Dec 13 at 3 at Bear Hotel, High st, 16 at 11.30

Maidenhead. Spender, Maidenhead Allaway, William Newton, Great Tower st, Merchant. Pet Nov 29. Murray. Dec 16 at 12

Craven, Walter, Oxton, Chester, Accountant. Dec 20 at 2.30 at office of Jones and Co, Birkenfeld, G. A., Silk st, Whitecross st, Fancy Goods Dealer. Pet Nov 28. Murray.

Cook st, Liverpool Dec 16 at 11

Daniel, William Henry, Walworth rd, Merton, Brush Manufacturer. Dec 23 at 2 at office Hodgson, George, Oxford st, Milliner. Pet Noy 30. Brougham. Dec 13 at 11.30

of Wedlake, Mitre ct, Temple To Surrender in the Country.

Daniels, Peter, Walton, Lancaster, Wheelwright. Dec 15 at 3 at office of Bartlett, Dale Bennett, Joseph, Liverpool, out of business. Pet Nov 30. Bellringer. Liverpool, Dec

st, Liverpool

Darlington, Joseph, Wednesbury, Stafford, Boerhouse Keeper. Dec 13 at 3 at offices of 14 at 12 Butcher, Alfred Robert, Wellingborough, Northampton, Ironmonger. Pet Nov 29.

Sheldon, High st, Wednesbury Dennis. Northampton, Dec 17 at 12.30

Day, George, Whitechapel rd, Sussex, Builder. Dec 16 at 3 at Inns of Court Hotel, Evans, Henry, Ystradyfodwg, Glamorgan, Painter. Pet Aug 29. Spickett. Pontypridd, Dickinson, John, Gt Ponton, Lincoln, Farmer. Dec 21 at 12 at offices of Thompson and

Holborn, Rubinstein, Regent st
Dec 13 at 12
Eyers, Thomas, Oldfield terrace, Acton, Builder. Pet Nov 22. Ruston. Brentford, Dobbie, John, Middleham, York, Turf Correspondent. Dec 16 at 3 at offices of Clay's

Sons, Grantham
Dec 13 at 2
Fenn, Joseph, Birmingham, Tailor. Pet Nov 29. Parry. Birmingham, Dec 20 at 2

Railway Hotel, Northallerton. Waistell, Northallerton
Mau, Hans Peter Adolph, Newcastle upon Tyne, Merchant. Pet Noy 29. Ingledew,

Douglas, Robert, Liverpool, Baker. Dec 15 at 3 at offices of Gibson and Bolland, South Dec 13 at 11

John st, Liverpool. Smith and Son, Liverpool Moulson, David, Bradford, York, Stone Merchant. Pet Noy 29, Lee. Bradford, Dec

Edwards, Joseph Henry, Brandon ter, Brixton, Undertaker. Dec 9 at 3 at 262, High 16 at 12

Holborn. Staniland, King st, Cheapside Parker, William, Middleton by Youlgreave, Derby, Farmer. Pet Nov 29. Weller. Emanuel, Joseph, Hanover pl, Clarence gate, Horsehair Dealer. Dec 12 at 2 at offices Derby, Dec 13 at 12

of Hobbes, Hills pl, Oxford st Payne, John Henry, Hatfield Peverel, nr Chelmsford, Essex, Farmer. Pet Nov 30.

Farmaner, William, East Breston, Sussex, Coal Merchant. Dec 16 at 12 at 3, New rd, Gepp. Chelmsford, Dec 14 at 11

Brighton. Mant, Storrington

Dec 14 at 3 at offices of Butcher, Woodhams, George, Southend, Essex, Builder, Pet Nov 30. Gepp. Chelmsford, Dec Fenn, Harry, Russell rd, Peckham, Builder. 14 at 11.

Bouverie it

Forster, Ralph, Sydenham, Kent, Builder. Dec 15 at 4 at Greyhound Tavern, Kirkdale,
TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 1881.

Sydenham. Scoles, Bedford row
Under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869.

Griffiths, Cadwalader, Bryneglwys, Denbigh, Miller. Dec 19 at 12 at the County Court

Buildings, Egerton st, Wrexbam. James, Corwen
Creditors'must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar.

Ground, William Davie, jun., Gainsborough, Lincoln, Dispenser. Dec 15 at 12 at offices
To Surrender in London.

of Gaches, Cathedral gateway, Peterborough Levi, Samuel Harris, and Harry Harris Levi, Leadenhall st, Importers of Fancy Goods. Harris, William Henry, Elizabeth ter, Queen's pk, Harrow rd, Oil and Colour Merchant. Motion Dec 1. ' Hazlitt. Dec 17 at 11

Dec 19 at 3 at offices of Waistell, Queen st, Cheapside May, Thomas, Rye lane, Peckham, Fancy Draper. Pet Dec 2. Pepys. Dec 21 at 11.30 Harris, William, Synagogue chmbrs, Great St. Helen's, of no occupation. Dec 18 at 11 Wood, Andrew, Badminton Club, Piccadilly. Pet Dec 2. Pepys. Dec 21 at 12

at office of Emanuel, Walbrook To Surrender in the Country.

Harvey, William Bateman, Hartest Mills, Suffolk, Miller. Dec 20 at 1 at Evered's Bennett, John Wing, Birmingham, Timber Merchant. Pet Dec 2. Parry. Birmingham,

Hotel, Bury St Edmunds. Nazer, Chancery lane Dec 17 at 11.30

Hepworth, Frederick, Thornhill, York, Cab Proprietor. Dec 15 at 10.30 at offices of Dickinson, George Thompson, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tobacco Manufacturer,

Pet Dec

Ridgway, Union st, Dewsbury 3. Daggett. Newcastle, Dec 20 at 11

Hill, Samuel, Blackfriars rd, Southwark, Cabinet Bar Fitter. Dec 12 at 1 office of Moss, Duff, Edward Carr, Wigan, Lancaster, Licensed Victualler. Pet Dec 1. Woodcock. Hodgkiss, Edwin, Newcastle under Lyme, Grocer. Dec 13 at 11 at offices of Ashmall,

Wigan, Dec 20 at 11
Garbutt, Thomas, Darlington, Land Agent. Pet Dec 1. Crosby. Stockton on Tees,

Albion st, Hanley
Dec 21 at 11

Hono, William Samuel John. Salford, Lancaster, Bookseller. Dec 15 at 3 at offices of Hargood, Edward William, Portchester, Hants, of no occupation. Pet Dec 3. Renny.

Leigh, Brown st, Manchester Portsmouth, Dec 22 at 12

Isaac, Samuel, Leeds, Grocer, Dec 15 at 11 at offices of Jenkinson, Albion street, Lawrie, William, Lutterworth, Leicestor, Licensed Victualler. Pet Nov 26. Ingram.

Leeds Leicester, Dec 19 at 2.30

Iredale, Thomas, Stancliffe, and Alfred Lumb, Huddersfield, York, Woollen Cloth Lyne, De Castro Fisher, and Hazeland, Exeter, Stock Brokers. Pet Dec 2. Daw. Merchants. Dec 19 at 3 at the George Hotel, St George's sg, Huddersfield. Fenton Exeter, Dec 21 at 11

and Co

Dec 15 at 11 Marson,

Thomas, Birmingham, Manufacturing Jeweller, Pet Dec 2. Parry. Birming-Jenner, Edward, Heath Common, Thakeham, Sussex, Market Gardener. ham, Dec 17 at 11

at offices of Mant, Storrington Nelson, John, the younger, Southtown, Suffolk, Fishing Boat Owner. Pet Nov 30. Keech, Jane, Maiden Newton, Dorset, Baker. Dec 15 at 11 at the debtor's house, Worlledge. Great Yarmouth, Dec 16 at 11

Maiden Newton. Loggin and Co Neve, Henry Alfred, St Leonard's on Sea, Builder. Pet Dec 3. Young. Hastings, Dec Kenney, Luke, Dewsbury, York, Cabinet Maker. Dec 13 at 3 at offices of Shaw, Bond 23 at 12

st, Dewsbury Pilcher, Arthur, Malvern Wells, Worcester, Gent. Pet Dec 2. Beale. Worcester, Dec Kern, James, Crouch hill, Hornsey, Gardener. Dec 19 at 3 at offices of Holloway, Ball's 20 at 11

Pond rd, Islington. Cooper and Co, Lincoln's-inn fields Summersall, Walter, and Thomas Spencer, Heywood, Lancaster, Coach Proprietors. King, Arthur Harold, Fulham rd, Credit Draper. Dec 14 at 3 at offices of Fowler Pet Dec 1. Holden. Bolton, Dec 19 at 11

Borough High st, Southwark

Knott, John, York, Publican. Dec 12 at 11 at offices of Jackson and Co, Albert rd BANKRUPTCIES ANNULLED.


Last, Benjamin, Deal, Kent. Coach Builder. Dec 21 at 12 at 5, Park st, Deal. Hall, Deal RIDAY, Dec. 2, 1881,

Leak, Matthew, Worcester, Builder. Dec 14 at 3 at offices of Stallard and Son, Pierpoint Davies, William, Pwllywaun, nr Pontypridd, Glamorgan' Colliery Proprietor. Nov 24. st, Worcester

Leach, Thomas, Kearely, Lancaster, Painter. Dec 15 at 2.30 at 26, Market pl, Man. Briggs, Lewis, Leeds, Watchmaker. Dec 19 at 11 at offices of Maud, Albion st, Leeds chester. Clarke, Chancery lane, Bolton

Brodgen, Thomas, and George Haworth, Chatterton, Ramsbottom, Lancaster, Aerated Leak, Alfred, St Ann's Well rd, Nottingham, Grocer. Dec 22 at 2 at 83, Gresham st. Water Manufacturers. Dec 19 at 3 at offlces of Haslam, Market st, Bury Norman, Nottingham

Brown, Stephen

Henry, Poole, Dorset, China Dealer. Dec 14 at 11 at offices of TrevaMan, Archibald Hugh Ker, Aldermanbury, Commission Agent. Dec 9 at 2 at offices of nion, New st, Poole Cummins and Co, Union ct, Old Broad st

Butland, Joseph, East Stonehouse, Devon, Butcher. "Dec 19 at 12 at offices of Pearse, Manton, Robert, Birmingham, Retail Brewer. Dec 14 at 3 at office of Phillips, Victoria

Princess sq, Plymouth rd, Aston

Capel, Noah, St Marys rd, Cowley, Oxford, Builder. Dec 20 at 12 at offices of Hester, Mansfield, Josiah, Lyme Regis, Dorset, Bootmaker. Dec 13 at 12 at office of Southcott, St Aldate's st, Oxford Post Office st, Bedford circus, Exeter

Chivers, George, Cinderford Bridge, East Dean, Gloucester, Grocer. Dec 16 at 1 at New Marking, Robert William, Brandon Mill, Essex, Miller. Dec 15 at 12 at Four Swans Inn, Northgate, Gloucester. Bradstock, Cinderford Hotel, North st, Sudbury. Andrewes and Co, Sudbury

Claridge, William, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford, Hotel Keeper, Dec 15 at 11 at Unicorn Marrison, Robert, Norwich, Gunmaker. Dec 12 at 12 at office of Atkinson, Post Office Hotel, Leighton Buzzard. Calcott, Leighton Buzzard st, Norwich

Clarke, Samuel. Parkstone, Dorset, Builder. Dec 21 at 2.30 at London Hotel, Poole. Mathews, John Charles, Lowestoft, Tobacconist. Dec 9 at 1 at offices of Hill, Denmark Aldridge, Bournemouth rd, Lowestoft

Cohen, Joseph Philip, Fenchurch st, Merchant. Dee 19 at 3 at offices of Crump and Matthews, William, Oxford, Turner. Dec 19 at 12 at offices of Ward, Broad st, Oxford Son, Philpot lane Meredith, Samuel, Cinderford, Publican. Dec 19 at 11 at offices of Goldring, Cinder- Cook, Edward, Southsea, Portsea, Hants, Builder. Dec 20 at 3 at offices of Edmonds ford

and Co, St James st, Portsea Midwinter, Charles, Burslem, Licensed Victualler. Dec 14 at 12 at North Staffordshire Corbett, John, Batony, Nantwich, Chester. Sadler. Dec 15 at 11 at Albert chambers, Railway Hotel, Stoke upon Trent. Heaton and Son, Burslem

Churchside, Crewe. Pointon, Crowe
Miles, Charles Thomas, Kew rd, Richmond, Surrey, Mineral Water Manufacturer, Couzins, George, Wingham, Kent, Baker. Dec 21 at 3 at the Bell Hotel, Sandwich.

Dec 13 at 1 at offices of Pannell and Co, Basinghall st. Hubbard, Bank chmbrs, West Emmerson, Sandwich

Cox, Joseph, Kentford, Suffolk, Provision Dealer. Dec 23 at 1 at the White Hart Hotel,
Morgan, Meyrick, Llanmartin Major, Monmouth, Farmer. Dec 10 at 11 at Tredegar Newmarket. Gross, Bury St Edmunds
Aams Hotel, High st, Newport. James and Co, Merthyr Tydfil

Davis, Alfred Thomas, and Walter

Coventry Holmes, Cheshunt, Hertford, Grocers. Dec Muench, Maxmillian de, Manchester, Provision Merchant. Dec, 14 at 3 at offices of Beamont 19 at 3 at office of Hill, Grocers' Hall ct, Poultry. Downing, Basinghall st Booth st, Manchester

Derbyshire, Thomas, Upholland, Lancaster, Bread Baker. Dec 22 at 11 at offices of Nesbitt, Robert, High Butterby, Croxdale, Durham, Farmer. Dec 15 at 3 at offices of

Heald, Market st, Wigan Maw, jun, Bishop Auckland

Derrett, Bobert, Newport, Monmouth, Brewer. Dec 16 at 12 at offices of Lloyd, Bank Preston, George John, Eastbourne, Boarding House Keeper.. Dec 16 at 3 at offices of chmbrs, Newport Champion and Co, Terminus rd, Eastbourne

Driver, William Frederick, Rotherhithe New rd, Surrey, Mercantile Clerk. Dec 16 at 3 Renaud, Alfred, Birmingham, Bedding Manufacturer. Dec 13 at 3 at offices of Hawkes

at office of Lockyer, Gresham bldgs and Weekes, Temple st, Birmingham

Dugdale, Richard, Morecambe, Lancaster, Butcher. Dec 19 at 2 at offices of Johnson, Robertson, Alexander Carnaby, Bournemouth, Hants, Painter. Dec 20 at 1 at offices of Sun st, Lancaster Wade, Old Christchurch rd, Bournemouth

Eaton, William, Leicester, Dyer. Dec 22 at 12 at office of Hinks, Bowling Green st, Russell, William Henry Clifton, Leather lane, Holborn, Carpenter. Dec 16 at 3 at offices Leicester of Cooper and Co, Lincoln's inn fields

Evans, James, Farnborough, Kent, Farmer. Dec 20 at 3 at offices of Reader, Ely pl, Schwarz, George, Eastbourne, House Decorator. Dec 15 at 3 at offices of Champion and Helborn Co, Terminus rd, Eastbourne

Fairclough, Charles, Newcastle upon Tyne, Journeyman Cabinet Maker. Dec 21 at Scott, Alexander, Whitehaven, Cumberland, Draper. Dec 13 at 11 at Station Hotel, at offices of Clark, Grainger st West, Newcastle upon Tyne Carnforth, Lancaster. Sims, Barrow-in-Furness

Farnsworth, Alfred, Raithby Lodge, Lincoln, Wine Merchant. Dec 19 at 3 at offices of Scurr, John Thomas, Kirby Sigston, York, Farmer. Dec 16 at 11 at offices of Neale, Thimbleby and Son, Spilsby, Lincoln Northallerton

Faulkner, Cornelius Thomas, Ipswich, Commission Agent. Dec 19 at 12 at offices of Smith, Alfred May, Falcon st, Stationer. Dec 19 at 10 at offices of Biggin, Chancery Block and Wollaston, Westgate st, Ipswich lane

Featherstone, Barbara, and John Featherston Turnbull, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Ship Smith, James McBuillam, Kingston-upon-Hull, Licensed Victualler. Dec 16 at 3 at Store Merchants. Dec 17 at 11 at Incorporated Law Society, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. offices of Pickering, Parliament st, Kingston-upon-Hull. Summers

Philipson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Stacey, John, St Mary in Liberty, Tenby, Pembroke, Innkeeper. Dec 20 at 12 at Tem. Fell, Charles, Gt Dover st, Southwark, Printer. Dec 15 at 2 at offices of Thompson and perance Hotel, Pembroke Dock. Thomas

Co, Gt Dover st Symes, Thomas, Houghton, Stockbridge, Hants, Farm Bailiff. Dec 12 at 3 at offices of Fielding, John. Lound, Nottingham, Farmer. Dec 21 at 11 at offices of Bescoby, Grove Davis, Portland st, Southampton. Killby, Southampton

st, East Retford Sykes, James, Heaton Norris, Lancaster, House Painter. Dec 12 at 3 at offices of Simp. Gordon, Archibald, Upper Marsh, Lambeth, Licensed Victualler. Dec 22 at 3 at son, Princess st, Manchester

Kenman's Hotel, Cheapside. Lovett and Co, King William st
Tennant, George Alexander, Salford, Lancaster, Confectioner. Dec 14 at 3 at Clarence
Hotel, Piccadilly. Morris, Manchester

Green, Fitz Owen, St Stephen's avenue, Shepherd's bush, Commission Agent. Dec 15

at 2 at offices of Winkworth, Coleman st Tennant, Joseph, Baxton, Derby, Greengrocer. Dec 17 at 11 at offices of Brown and

Gudgeon, William, Edmonton, Blacksmith. Dec 20 at 2 at offices of Chandler, Bishops. Ainsworth, Hardwick Mount, Buxton

gate st, Within Thompson, Charles Robert. Hilderthorpe, York, Grocer. Dec 15 at 11 at officos of West, Hadland, William, Middle Barton, Oxford, Grocer. Dec 24 at 11 at Plough Hotel, Os. King st, Bridlington Quay

ford. Barkes, Morton-in-Marsh Thorp, Edward, Worcester, Fish Salesman. Dec 15 at 11 at offices of Tree and Son, Hallmark, William Henry, and Edward Thomas Hallmark, Chester, Bakers. Dec 20 at High st, Worcester

11 at offices of Boydell and Co, Pepper st, Chester Thorpe, Henry, Castle st, Oxford st, Commission Agent. Dec 19 at 1 at offices of Hartley, James, Burnley, Licensed Victualler. Dec 20 at 3 at Junction Hotel, Rose. Skipper, London-wall

grove, Burnley. Hodgson, Burnley Tomlinson, William Urwick, Moreton-in-the-Marsh, Gloucester, Solicitor. Dec 15 at 1

Harwood, Lawrence, Turton, Bolton, Paper Manufacturer, Dec 19 at 11 at Brandwood at offices of Kilby and Mace, High st, Banbury, Oxford

Commercial Hotel, Bolton. Edmondson, Fleetwood Toplis, Thomas James, and George Albert Toplis, Berners st, Oxford st, Cabinet

Hawes, William James, Wateringbury, Kent, Hay Dealer. Dec 19 at 3 at Bull Inn, Makers. Dec 21 at 2 at Guildhall Coffee-house, Gresham st. Dayie, New-inn Gabriel's hill, Maidstone. Ellis, Maidstone Towler, William, Bridgewater, Somerset, Coal Merchant. Dec 15 at 11 at offices of Hayes, Samuel Edward Valentine, Regent st, Theatrical Agent. Dec 19 at 11 at offices Chapman. High st, Bridgwater

of Roberts, Coleman st Tullin, William George, Horsham, Sussex, Saddler. Dec 23 at 2 at King's Head Hotel, Hentsch, Ralph David, Hill st, Peckham, Oilman. Dec 15 at 3 at offices of Hicklin and Horsham

Washington, Trinity sq, Southwark Turley, Joseph, Summerfield. Dec 19 at 11 at offices of Ivens and Morten, Bank bldgs, Hibbett, William, jun, South Leverton, Nottingham, Licensed Victualler. Dec 19 at 12 Exchange st, Kidderminster

at offices of Newton and Co, Square, East Retford Turner, William, Birmingham, Button Manufacturer. Dec 14 at 3 at offices of Fallows Hodder, William Tarte, Clapham rd, Clapham, Stationer. Dec 20 at 2 at Masons' Hall,

Cherry st, Birmingham
Vears, Charles, Gt College st, Camden Town, Cheesemonger. Dec 13 at 3 at 32, Argyle st

Masons' avenue, Basinghall st. Gray, Finsbury pavement

Hornsey, Thomas, and Edwin Henry Oakley, Frome, Auctioneers. Dec 20 at 12 at Regent st. Willis, St Martin's ct

George Hotel, Frome. Ames, Frome Wade, John, sen, Leeds, Bricklayer. Dec 14 at 2.30 at offices of Ford and Warren, Albion Hunter, William Hughes, Marton, Cleveland, Farmer. Dec 20 at 11 at offices of Robson,

Linthorpe rd, Middlesborough Walks, William, Bradford, York, Cabinet Maker. Dec 12 at 10 at offices of Peel and Co, Hvtcheson, Thomas, Streatham, Surrey, Carpenter. Dec 19 at 3 at offices of Davie, Chapel lane, Bradford

New inn, Strand Walker, John, Birmingham, Grocer. Dec 15 at 3 at offices of Wright and Marshall, Johnson, James, Thirsk, York, Grocer. Dec 15 at 11 at offices of West, Thirsk New st, Birmingham

Johnson, Matthew, and David Pyrah, Thornhill Lees, York, Wollen Manufacturers. Dec Walker, John, Liverpool, Lancaster, Tailor. Dec 15 at 2 at offices of Etty, Lord st, 20 at 3 at the Royal Hotel, Dewsbury. Iveson and Co, Hecmondwike Liverpool

Jones, Henry, Aylesbury, Buckingham, out of business. Dec 28 at 12 at office of Fell, Walker, William, Moscow rd, Bayswater, Wood Carver. Dec 20 at 2 at offices of Arm- Rickford's hill, Aylesbury strong, Chancery lane

Jones, Robert, Colton st, Leicester, Watercress Salesman. Dec 19 at 11 at offices of Watkins, James, New London st, Ship Owner. Dec 16 at 2 at offices of Edmonds and Holyoak, St George's chmbrs, Grey Friar's, Leicester Co, Cheapside. Kebbell, Catherine ci, Tower hill

Kemp, Arthur Henry, Sheffield, Hosier. Dec 21 at 11 at offices of Mellor, Queen st, West, James, High st, Poplar, Brewer. Dec 19 at 2 at offices of Blachford and Co, Sheffield College hill, Cannon st

Lilley, George, Kimberley, Nottingham, Grocer. Dec 21 at 3 in lieu of Dec 7 originally Whincup, Thomas, Harrowgate, York, Cabinet Maker. Dec 16 at 4 at offices of Lowrey, fixed at office of Bird, Weekday cross, Nottingham Princes st, Harrogate. Rider, Reeds

Little, Thomas William, Leeds, Wollen Manfuncturer. Dec 16 at 3 at the Law Institute, Whitmarch, George King, West Cowes, Isle of Wight, Licensed Victualler. Dec 19 at Albion pl Leeds. Simpson and Co, 12 at offices of Edmonds and Co, Cheapside. Damant and Co, West Cowes

Lloyd, William, Stone Wharf, Kilburn, Granite Merchant. Dec 16 at 1 at the Town. Wilks, James, Stepney green, Paper Bag Maker. Dec 13 at 2 at offices of Norris, hall chmbrs, Station rd, Kilburn. Johnson, Seymour pl, Marylebone Southampton bldgs, Chancery lano

Marr, Archibald Hugh Kerr, Aldermanbury, Commission Agent. Dec 19 at 2 at office Willett, Joseph, jun, Crewe, Chester, Haberdasher. Dec 20 at 11 at offices of Hill, of Pegler and Co, Union ct, Old Broad st Market st, Crewe

Miller, Charles, Clapham, Surrey, Builder. Dec 15 at 11 at offices of Byake and Snow, Wootton, George, Midland rd, Bedford, Plumber. Dec 15 at 11 at Inns of Court Hotel, College hill, Cannon st Holborn. Conquest and Clare, Bedford

Milwarıi, William, Cardiff, out of business. Dec 15 at 11 at offices of Morgan and Co, TUESDAY, Dee. 6, 1881.

High st, Cardiff Allison, William, Stockton-on-Tees, out of business. Dec 16 at 11 at offices of Wilkes Minns, James, and George William Roberts, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford, Builder. Dec 16 and Wilkes, Zetland rd, Middlesborugh

at 11 at Unicorn Inn, Leighton Buzzard. Ewen and Roberts, West Luton Batty, Robert, Watling st, Warehouseman. Dec 19 at 12 at offices of Plunkett and Leader Monkton, William Palmer, St John's rd, Hoxton, Butcher. Dec 13 at 3 at offices of St Paul's churchyard

Oliver, Fenchurch st
Bayley, Frederick, Brighton, Builder. Dec 23 at 3 at offices of Goodman, North st, Morris, Joseph, Warwick, Commission Agent.

Dec 14 at 11 at offices of Sanderson,

Church st, Warwick
Bayley. Joseph, Brighton, Builder. Dec 23 at 3.30 at offices of Goodman, North st,

Moxon, John, Barnsley, York, Stone Merchant. Dec 20 at 12 at offices of Dibb and Co,

Regent st, Barnsley Einns, James, Bradford, Lancaster, Butcher. Dec 22 at 3 at 35, Cannon st, Manchester. Minshull, John Bellamy, Mile End rd, Bristle Merchant. Dec 14 at 3 at offices of Chidley, Alderson, Manchester

Old Jewry Elake, David, Heywood, Lancaster, General Dealer. Dec 19 at 2.30 at 32, Market pl, Needham, John, Oldham, Pork Butcher. Dec 19 at 3 at Spread Eagle Hotel, Manchester Heywood. Weston and Co, Manchester

st, Oldham. Farrington, Manchester Bland, Robert, Darlington, Durham, Boot and Shoe Maker. Dec 22 at 11 at offices of Nightingale, David, North Frodingham, York, Grocer. Dec 14 at 3 at George Hotel, Robinson, Chancery lane, Darlington

Whitefriargnte, Hull Brannwell, Edward Lambert, Doncaster, Publican. Dec 20 at 11 at offices of Parker and Painter, James, and Henry Hickson, Wigmore st, Cavendish sq, Tobacco ManufacHickmott, Church st, Rotherham

turer. Dec 19 at 12 at offices of Lawrance and Co, Old Jewry chmbrs

Trueman, William, Alvechurch, Worcester, Coal Dealer. Dec 15 at 3 at office of Maher,

Union st, Birmingham Weiner, Adolphe, and David Maurice Moses, Dyer's bldgs, Holborn, Manufacturing

Jewellers. Dec 28 at 2 at the Auction Mart, Tokenhouse yard, Lothbury. Myers, Gresham bldgs, Guildhall Weller, George, Staines, Builder. Jan 2 at 3 at offices of Ashwin, Garden ct, Temple Westacott, Sally, Barnstaple, Devon, Milliner. Dec 17 at 12 at offices of Thorne, Castle

st, Barnstaple
Wheeler, Frederick, Kidderminster, Worcester, Innkeeper. Dec 21 at 11 at offices of

Thursfield, Swan st, Kidderminster
White, Joseph, Tottenham, Builder. Dec 19 at 3 at offices of Groom, Wormwood st, Old

Broad st
Woodend, Robert, Halifax, York, Beerseller. Dec 20 at 3 at offices of Chambers and

Chambers, Brighouse Woodley, George, Great Dunmow, Essex, Grocer. Dec 28 at 1 at offices of Moss,

Gracechurch st
Wray, Thomas, Darlington, Builder, Dec 22 at 11 at offices of Webster, Houudgate,

Wright, Edward, Thornton-le-Fen, Lincoln, Farmer. Dec 15 at 12 at offices of Millinge

ton and Simpson, Wide Bargate, Boston


Pallister, William, Longnewton, Durham, Farmer. Dec 21 at 11 at offices of Garcutt

and Fawcett, Finkle st, Stockton-on-Tees Perks, Charles. Deansgate, Manchester, Timber Merchant. Dec 15 at 3 at offices of

Blair, St James sq, Manchester Pettipher, Henry Alfred, Woodford, Essex, Saddler. Dec 20 at 3 at offices of Martin,

Fenchurch st Phillips, Samuel Guest, and John Phillips, Altrincham, Chester, Stationers. Dec 22 at

3 at offices of Grundy and Co, Booth st, Manchester
Pilsbury, William, Birmingham, Grocer.' Dec 15 at 12 at offices of East, Temple st,

Pculton, Charles, Birmingam, out of business. Dec 15 at 10.15 ai offices of East, Temple

st, Birmingham
Pratt, Abraham, Ripon, York, out of business. Dec 19 at 12 at offices of Bateson and

Hutchinson, Ripon
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Richmond ter, Blackburn Smith, Henry, and William Hooper Thorne, Eyborne, Newbury, Railway Sub-Con.

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Thomas, John, Llangadock, Carmarthen, Farmer. Dec 14 at 1 at office of Lewis, Rhos-

maen st, Llandilo
Thornton, Jonathan, Adlingfleet, nr Goole, Farmer. Dec 20 at 1.30 at Cross Keys Inn,

Crowle, Lincoln Tolley, John, Bewdley, Worcester, Bricklayer. Dec 19 at 3 at offices of Thursfield,

Swan st, Kidderminster Tranmer, Richard,

Pickering, York, Watchmaker. Dec 20 at 12 at offices of Walke , Pickering

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IN THE COURSE of the lively discussion aroused by the Railway CURRENT TOPICS.

Investment Company's prospectus, the point has been suggested whether, on a winding up of the company, the preference and

deferred shareholders would not be entitled to share equally in the The LORD CHANCELLOR has appointed Mr. B. T. WILLIAMS, surplus assets of the company. The answer to the question Q.C., of the South Wales Circuit, to be the Judge of the depends on the provisions of the articles of association of the comGlamorganshire County Court (Circuit No. 30), in the place of pany, or, possibly, of the “deed of trust and agreement” executed Mr. FALCONER, resigned.

by the company. Unless express provision is made for the holders of preference shares having a preference in the distribution of

assets, in case of a winding up the surplus assets will be divided IT IS STATED that one of the matters to be submitted for the between both classes of shareholders pro rata, without reference consideration of the Council of Judges held on Thursday last to their rights in respect of dividend. This was laid down by In was the question whether the Long Vacation should be shortened re London Rubber Company (L. R. 5 Eq. 519), in which Viceto any and what extent.

Chancellor Malins said, “I wish it to be considered that I decide the case upon this principle: that where there is a provision

for preferential dividend, but no provision for the division NOTHING HAS YET BEEN HEARD of the missing cause-book of of capital, upon the breaking up of the concern, any surplus the Chancery Division, and it is to be feared that it has followed must be distributed among the shareholders according to the fate of certain papers which were surreptitiously removed their capital, without reference to their rights in respect from the Chancery Registrar's office about twenty years ago of dividend. And in Griffith v. Paget (L. R. 6 Ch. D. and were subsequently found in the New River.

511) the present Master of the Rolls said that “if there were no provision to be found anywhere, you would distribute the

assets [of a company being wound up] in proportion to the A SMALL MATTER in which some reform is needed is the amend- capital, and the mere arrangement for the division of the profits ment of writs. At present an order is required to be drawn up, inter se during the continuance of the partnership would have no and the drawing up of the order takes a period varying in the direct bearing on the division of the capital

after the Chancery Division from two days to a week. In all simple cases dissolution of the company." Provisions giving a preference in this delay might be obviated by substituting for the order the the distribution of the surplus assets of a company in case of written fiat of the judge or of the registrar. One of the principal winding up are not very usual in articles of association, and inobjects of drawing up the order seems to be to collect the stamp, tending shareholders in the Railway Investment Company will do and this might as easily be done by affixing it to the form of fiat, well to look at the articles and the deed in order to ascertain which might be filed by the masters at the Central Office as their whether any such provision is made. authority for the amendment.

IN THE CURRENT NUMBER of the Law Reports there will be found IT APPEARS that we are threatened with a renewal of the a full report of an important case (In re Barber's Settled Estates), excitement which arose across the border after the coming into before Fry, J., turning upon the law applicable to estates pur operation of the Judicature Acts with reference to the citing of autre vie. Some words which fell from the learned judge in the Scotchmen to appear before the English courts. It is stated that prefatory part of his judgment might, in the absence of explanaat a meeting of the Committee of the Convention of Royaltion, be liable to misapprehension. He said: “When an estate and Parliamentary Burghs, held on Monday, a deputation was pur autre vie is given to a man, or to him and his heirs, the most appointed to wait upon the representatives of the Government in he can take is an estate for his own life, and anyone who comes Scotland “with a view to a stop being put to the alleged usurpa- in after him takes, not through him, but as occupant of the tion of power by the English courts, which, it was maintained, estate. Originally anyone who pleased was allowed to scramble was contrary to the Treaty of Union, and entailed unnecessary ex- for the occupancy after the death of the first taker; but this was pense upon Scotchmen in defending themselves in England.” found to be so inconvenient, that he was allowed to appoint by There have already been several deputations on this subject; and will a special occupant.” In these remarks there is perhaps some it was in consequence of the representations made by these deputa- defect of clear distinction between the cases of an estate pur autre tions that rule 5 of the Rules of Court of June, 1876 (now rule vie (1) limited to a man simply, and (2) limited to him and his la of order 11) was framed by the Committee of Judges. That heirs. In the latter case, the heir was special occupant, and the rule provides that the judge, in exercising his discretion as to law allowed no possibility, even in theory, of "scrambling.” In granting leave to serve a writ or notice on a defendant out of the an article upon this subject (vol. 25, p. 872) we expressed jurisdiction, shall have regard to the amount or value of the the opinion that the belief in "scrambling" for the general property in dispute or sought to be recovered, and to the exist- occupancy of the lands, even when there was no special occupant, ence in the place of residence of the defendant, if resident in and the law permitted general occupancy, is a fond invention of Scotland or Ireland, of a local court of limited jurisdiction, the ancient writers of text-books. Lands do not, by being held having jurisdiction in the matter in question, and to the compara- pur autre vie, acquire any peculiar physical characteristics making tive cost and convenience of proceeding in England or in the it easier by scrambling to get peaceable possession of them, than place of such defendant's residence. We believe that this was of lands held in fee simple, or for any other estate ; and common accepted at the time as a sufficient remedy for the grievance com- sense seems to teach that title by general occupancy could, thereplained of; and in pursuance of this rule the courts have made fore, take effect only in cases where the lands were in the many orders refusing leave to writs in Scotland peaceable possession of somebody at the time of the death (see, as reported cases on the subject : Ex parte McPhail, 27 of the tenant pur autre vie; e.g:: of his tenant at will. W. R. 525, and Creswell v. Parker, 16.

, 897). We think it may We certainly think that the historical origin of the enactment fairly be asked what more can be done without inflicting great which first made estates pur autre vie devisable, is not to be bardship on the English plaintiff ?

found in the imaginary inconvenience of a scrambling which had


no existence in practice, but simply in the anomaly of their not Walters (Walters, Deverell

, & Co.); Spencer Whitehead ; S. C. Wilde being devisable. And we think it probable that much more im- (Markby, Wilde, & Co.); W. Winter (Winter & Co.). portance was justly attached to the part of the same enactment Saunders ; Bristol – Alfred Cox ; Cirencester-R. Ellett (Mullings, Ellett

, &

COUNTRY MEMBERS.-Birmingham-M. A. Fitter, W. Morgan, C. F. which made such estates assets for the payment of the debts of Co.) ; Debenham-o. W. Roberts ; Hull—Francis Lowe (Lowe, Moss, & Mos), the deceased tenant.

J. T. Woodhouse ; Leicester-Thomas Ingram (Ingram & Moore) ; Liverpool -
H. L. Gregory ; Malmesbury-W. S. Junes; Stockton-F, Dodds ; Woolwich
-R. Pidcock.

THE PUBLIC WILL OBSERVE with satisfaction that the Lord Chamberlain has issued a circular to the managers of the various TOWN AGENT AND COUNTRY CLIENT. metropolitan theatres, calling attention to the recent catastrophe at Vienna, and inquiring what precautions each manager has THERE has been a good deal of doubt as to the circumstances in taken against fire in his own theatre. But it is well to point out which the court will exercise its summary jurisdiction over town that the authority of the Lord Chamberlain, acting solely, to agents upon the application of country clients to compel the enforce any particular precaution is by no means clear. The payment over of money belonging to the latter. Of course, as Theatres Act (6 & 7 Vict. c. 38) gives this high official power (sec- Lord Denman said, “ there is no privity between the agent in tion 8) to suspend a licence in case of riot, or to close the theatre town and the client in the country: the former cannot maintain on such public occasion as to him shall seem fit, but the Act is an action against the latter for his fees, nor the latter against silent as to the important point of structural alterations and adapta- the former for negligence. Something is necessary, beyond the tions; the word "fire" does not occur in it; and section 7, by mere relation of the parties to each other, to make the agent in which each manager “shall become bound in such penal sum as town liable to the client” (Cobb v. Becke, 6 Q. B. 935). It was the Lord Chamberlain shall require, being in no case more than long supposed that this rule not only prevented an action from £500, for the due observance of the rules which shall be in force being brought by the country client against the London agent, but at any time for the regulation of the theatre, could hardly apply. also debarred the court from complying with a summary applicaA recent statute, the Metropolis Management and Buildings tion by the country client against the town agent: see Ex parte Act, 1878 (41 & 42 Vict. c. 32), contains, however, provisions of Jones (2 Dow. P. C. 161) and Gray v. Kirkby (Ib. 601); at all a more definite character, which give joint powers to the Lord events in the absence of fraud. Thus in Robbins v. Heath (11 Chamberlain and the Metropolitan Board of Works. This Act Q. B. 257), Patteson, J., said that “if this were simply the case divides theatres and other places of public resort in the metropolis of money received by a London agent in the ordinary course of into three classes, according as (1) they existed before the passing business, and not under any special circumstances creating a liability, of the Act, or (2) were licensed after it, or (3) were built after it. I should think that there was no distinction between an action With respect to the first, and of course the largest class, by for money had and received and a summary application." section 11, the Metropolitan Board of Works, whenever it appears The principle laid down by Lord Tenterden in Ex parte to them thạt any theatre, &c., “is so defective in its structure that Bayley (9 B. & C. 691), that the summary jurisdiction exercised special danger from fire may result to the public frequenting the by the court over solicitors is to be exercised according to law same,' the Board may, with the consent of the Lord Cham- and conscience, and not by any technical rules, was, however, at berlain in the case of theatres under his jurisdiction, and of her variance with this doctrine; and an inclination to make summary Majesty's principal Secretary of State in all other cases, if in the orders against the town agent on the application of the country opinion of the Board such structural defects can be remedied at a client, in cases where the former had retained the client's money moderate expense,” require the proprietor to remedy the defects, to satisfy a debt due to him by the country solicitor, soon and fine him five pounds a day for non-compliance with the began to be manifested. The courts appear at first to have sought requisition. The proprietor may appeal against the requisition, about for a ground in the law as to agency. Thus, in whereupon an arbitrator appointed by the Government Board of Hanley v. Cassan (11 Jur. 1088), the London agent, at the Works is to settle the matter. As to the second class of houses— request of the country solicitor, set off the money recovered in those licensed after 1878—the Board may, by section 12, make an agency action against advances in an account between them.

such regulations as they think expedient with respect to the Alderson, B., said that the law was clear that where an agent requirements for their protection from fire,” and may" prescribe who receives money for a party pays it to another agent of that the requirements as to position and structure of such houses party, he is bound to pay it in such a way as shall enable the

which may, in the opinion of the Board, be necessary for agent to perform his duty to the principal—i.e., he must pay it in the protection of all persons who may frequent the same against cash, and not merely settle it in an account between the agent and dangers from fires which may arise therein or in the neighbour- himself; if he does so settle it he takes upon himself to show an hood thereof." With respect to the third class of houses—those authority from the principal, and that there was an account built after 1878–section 13 enacts that “provisional licences" between the principal and that agent by which the principal was may be granted, to be confirmed "on the production of a certifi- indebted to that agent. In that case the court granted a rule cate by the Board that the construction of the premises has been absolute against the town agent to pay to the country client the completed in accordance with the regulations and conditions made money recovered in the action. And in the subsequent case of by the Board as hereinbefore provided.”

Robbins y. Fennell (11 Q. B. 248), where the court seemed to
return to the former view, Lord Denman admitted that“
easily conceive the town agent making himself liable to the client

for particular sums, and that the court may be desirous of inferring THE FOLLOWING is a complete list of the members of the com- such liability from circumstances for the purpose of exercising its mittee of the Incorporated Law Society appointed to consider the summary jurisdiction over its officers to enforce justice, accordreport of the Legal Procedure Committee :

ing to the equity of the particular case." LONDON MEMBERS.-G. A. Crowder (Crowder, Anstie, & Vizard), chairman ; The recent case of Ex parte Edwards, In re Johnson E. K. Blyth (Wilkins, Blyth, & Co.); W. Bosanquet (Mullers & Bosan quet); appears to have finally disposed of the technical objection c. H. Compton (Withall & Compton); F. Crisp (Ashurst avd Co.) ; W. J! to the summary application. The application was by a country Crossfield (Ellis & Crossfield); W. 'Crossman" (Shum, Crossman, & Co.); client for a summary order against a town agent to pay over T. D. Devonshire; J. H. Dodgson (Bompas, Bischoff, & Dodgson); John a sum of money recovered in an action, and which he had Ellerton; Charles Ford ; W. J. Fraser; G. S. Gibb; W. Goddep (Tilleard, received from the sheriff without any special authority, either Godden, & Holmes) ; W. H. Gray (Bell, Brodrick, & Gray); T; Griffiths from the client or the country solicitor, but simply as London (Chester & Co.) ; H. E. Gribble (Torr & Co.), hon. sec.; W. Gribble, & Co.) ; W. Hall (Young, Jones, & Co.); J. Hunter (Hunters, Gwar: agent of the latter. He claimed to retain the sum received in kin, & Co.); W. J. Hutton (Hanbury, Hutton,' & Co.); J. A. Iliffe (Iliffe

, part payment of other costs due to him from the country solicitor. Russ: !!, & Co.); Grinham Keen (Keen & Rogers) ; E. Kimber; J. Ş. Kingdon The court ordered the matter to be referred to the master for (Coode & Co.); J. N. Mason; F. K. Munton (Munton & Morris) ; M. D. report as to the general practice between country solicitors and Osbaldęston (Field

& Co.);

F. R. Parker (Sharpe, Parkers, & Co.) B. Pentheir London agents, and the master reported as follows :—"I & Co.); J. W. Proudfoot; A. Turner (Sole, Turner, & Knight); W. Melmoth find the general practice between country solicitors and their town

we can

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