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LONDON AND PROVINCIAL TRADERS' WHOLESALE STORES, LIMITED.-By an order made by Kay, J, dated Jan 19, it was ordered that the stores be wound up. Maples and Co,

Frederick's pl, Old Jewry, solicitors for the petitioners
np, presented Jan 30, directed to be heard before Hall, V.C., on Feb 10. Bolton and

Co, Lincoln's inn fields, solicitors for the petitioner
SOCIETY OF AFRICAN TRADERS, LIMITED.-By an order made by Fry, J, dated Jan 21,

it was ordered that the society be wound up. Cotton, Southampton bldgs, solicitor

for the petitioner SONORA COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made by Kay, J, dated Jan 21, it was ordered

that the company be wound up. Sedgwick, New Broad s:, solicitor for the petitioners TEXAS FREEHOLD FARM AND EMIGRATION UXIOX, LIMITED.-Hall, V.C., has, by an order dated Jan 20, appointed Charles Edward Soppet, 48, Newgate st, to be official liquidator. Creditors are required, on or before Feb 25, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to the above. Saturday,

March 11, at 12, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims TYNE PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made by Kay, J, dated Jan 21,

it was ordered that the voluntary winding up of the company be continued. Pattison
and Co, Queen Victoria st, agents for Armstrong and Sons, Newcastle-on-Tyne,
solicitors for the petitioner

Gazette, Jan. 31.]

Railway Hotel, Pimbo lane, Upholland, Lancaster. Jan 23
FEMALE FRIENDLY SOCIETY, Saracen's Head Inn, Weston-on-Trent, Stafford. Jan 20

Littleport, Cambridge. Jan 24
Liverpool. Jan 25


Room, Spring st, Liverpool. Jan 28

Brown Cow Inn, Bentham, York. Jan 28

(Gazette, Jan. 31.]


ALBANO, BENEDICT, Welbeck st, Cavendish sq, Civil Engineer. Feb 16. Amos,

Clement's inn, Strand
BARRETT, Thomas, Cable st, St. George's-in-the-East, Bricklayer. Feb 18. Stones and

Co, Finsbury circus
BATTERSON, WILLIAM, Girton, Cambridge, Farmer. June 1. Wayman, Cambridge
CROSLAND, RICHARD, Westwood Farm, Leeds, Gent, May 1, Harrison and Beaumont,

ELIN, FREDERICK, Binstead, nr Ryde, I.W., Esq. March 16. Bompas and Co, Great

Winchester st
FELKIN, ROBERT, Albert rd, Regent's park, Esq. Feb 27. Anderson and Sons, Iron.

monger lane, Cheapside
GARSIDE, FIRTI, Hurst Brooke, Ashton-under-Lyne, Mechanic, Feb 22. Clayton,

GARSIDE, SARAH, Botany, Ashton-under-Lyne. March 1. Clayton, Ashton-under-Lyne
HARRIS, THOMAS, Shalton, Bedford, Farmer. June 1. Becke and Green, Northampton
HEDGER, JAMES, Newbury, Berks, Gent. Feb 15. Hedger, Furnival's inn, Holborn
HORE, JANE, Shaldon, Devon. March 25. Whidborne and Tozer, Teignmouth
JONES, EDWIN, Pencoyd, Hereford, Farmer. Feb 2. Jones, Aldebert terr, Clapham rd
LINTON, WILLIAM, Oakington, Cambridge, Retired Farmer. June 1. Wayman.

LITTLEWOOD, ALICE, Wisbech, Cambridge. March 1. Collins, Wisbech
MARSHALL, CHARLES LAMBERT, Herne hill, Surrey, Gent. Feb 14. Smith and Son,

Aldersgate st
MARTIN, GEORGE, Smallhythe, Kent, Farmer. Feb 9. Mace, Tenterden

ELIZABETH, Cambridge. June 1. Wayman, Cambridge
NAISH, LOUIS EDMUND, Ashley hill, Bristol, Sewing Cotton Manufacturer. Feb 28.

Brittans and Co, Bristol
NEWTON, GEORGE, Thorpe-on-the-Hill, Lincoln, Bricklayer. Jan 28. Tweed and Co,

SETTLES, WILLIAM, West Ham, Essex, Gent. Feb 25. Stones and Co, Finsbury circus
SHAW, JOHX, Barnsley, York, Gent. March 31. Dibb and Co, Barnsley
STUBBERFIELD, WIXIFRED, St. Leonard's-on-Sea. Feb 28. Meadows and Elliott,

Swann, JOIN JAMES, Cambridge, Furniture Remover. June 1, Wayman, Cambridge
WOCHA, GEORGE, Scawfell st, Hackney rd, Licensed Victualler, Feb 20. Pownall and

Co, Staple inn
WOODALL, WILLIAM, Kingston-upon-Hull, out of business. March 1. Goy and Cross,

WORLOCK, AMELIA, Bristol. Feb 18. Camberland, Bristol [Gazette, Jan. 17.]



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FRIDAY, Jan. 27, 1882.

Under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869.

Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar.

To Surrender in London.


V. C. Hall. Begbie, Henry Du Vernet, Walbrook, Mine Owner. Pet Jan 23. Murray. Feb 10 at 11 APPEAL.

Bushman, Newton Ramsay, Bishopsgate st, Contractor. Pet Jan 24, Murray, Feb 10
Monday, Feb. .... 6 Mr. Farrer Mr. Koe Mr. Merivale at 11
Tuesday ..........



Grant, Christian Disandt, Alexandra rd, Gipsey Hill, Retired Colonel. Pet Jan 25, Wednesday.......

Brougham. Feb 7 at 12

Thursday .......

Jory, James, Archer st, Westbourne grove, Builder, Pet Jan 25, Brougham. Feb 7


at 12.30 Friday ...........



Moir, Alexander Mitchell, Merton rd, South Hampstead. Pet Nov 17. Hazlitt. Feb 7 Saturday..


at 11

To Surrender in the Country.
Mr. Justice Mr. Justice Mr. Justice

CHITTY. Boorman, Walter, Rainham, Kent, Builder. Pet Jan 23. Hayward, Rochester, Feb
Monday, Feb...........
Mr. Latham Mr. Cobby Nr. Ward

13 at 2 Tuesday ......... Carrington Jackson

Pemberton Cantrill, Matthew Henry Frost, Winster, Derby, Surgeon, Pet Jan 24. Weller. Derby, Wednesday........

Feb 8 at 12


Dixon, John Charles, Birmingham, Butcher. Pet Jan 23. Parry. Birmingham, Feb Thursday ........



10 at 2 Friday .............



Drake, Joseph, Bradford, York, Mason. Pet Jan 24. Lee. Bradford, Feb 10 at 12 Carrington Jackson

Pember ton


s s Bristol, Licensed Victualler. Pet Jan 25. Harley. Bristol, Feb 8 at 2 Hopkins, Charles, Winsley, Wilts, Farmer. Pet Jan 25. Robertson, Bath, Feb 7 at 11

Johns, William Nicholas, Newport, Monmouth, Newspaper Proprietor. Pet Jan 24, SURREY ASSIZES.

Davis. Newport, Feb 10 at 11

Kelsall, John Dowell, Winnington, Northwich, Accountant. Pet Jan 25. Speakman, Tbe commission will be opened on the afternoon of Monday, the 6th of Crewe, Feb 10 at 10.30 February, and business commenced in both courts the next morning at

Newman, William Henry, Southampton, Solicitor. Pet Jan 24. Daw, jun. Southamp

ton, Feb 9 at 12 bals-past ten o'olock in the forenoon precisely.

Prangley, Charles Thomas, Salisbury, Wilts, Agricultural Chemist. Pet Jan 23. Wilson. All clerks to justices are requested forthwith to send the depositions to Salisbury, Feb 9 at 12 the Depnty Clerk of Assize.

Spafford, Edward, Boothby and Aubourne, Lincoln, Farmer. Pet Jan 25. Uppleby.

Lincoln, Feb 11 at 11 Jan. 31, 1882.

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 1882.

Under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869.

Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar.

To Surrender in London.
Feb. 8.-Messrs. FAREBROTHER, ELLIS, CLARK, & Co., at the Mart, at 2 p.m.,
Freehold Property (see advertisement this week, p. 4).

Marchisio, Mary, Oxford terrace, Hyde park, Lodginghouse Keeper. Pet Jan 26. Haz. Feb. 9.-Mes878. C. C. & T. MOORE, at the Mart, at i for 2 p.m., Leasehold

litt. Feb 16 at 11 Estates (see advertisement this week, p. 4).

Williars, Alfred Charles, Philbrick terrace, Peckham Rye, Chemist. Pet Jan 27. Pepys.
Feb 15 at 11.30

To Surrender in the Country.
Purcell, Alfred Stanley, Greenheys, Lancaster, Salesman, Pet Jan 27. Hulton, Sal.

ford, Feb 15 at 11 At the Stock and Share Auction Company's sale, held on January 31, at Wilson, Charles, Leeds, Wine Merchant. Pet Jan 25, Marshall. Leeds, Feb 22 at 11 their sale-room, Crown-court-buildings, Old Broad-street, the following were

BANKRUPTCIES ANNULLED. amongst the prices obtained :-Pure Beverage Company £1 shares, 9s. 6d. ;

FRIDAY, Jan 27, 1882.
New Zealand Kapanga Gold Mining £1 shares, fully paid, 11s. ; Egypt Pref.,
871 (for money) Unified, 627 ; Rhodes Reef Gold Mining £1 shares, 128. 60.; Fisher, Arthur, Derby, Jeweller, May 14
Nundydroog Gold Mining £1 shares, 10s. ; Oriental Telephone £1 sbares, 10s.

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 1882. paid, 9s. 6d.; and other miscellaneous securities fetched fair prices.

Stalhammar, Baltzar Henry Frithjoff, and Thomas Biscoe Middleton, Kingston upon CHAPPUIS' DAYLIGHT REFLECTORS FOR SCHOOLS.-Factory, 69, Fleet-street.-[ADYT.] | Hull, Timber Merchants. "July 4

Liquidations by Arrangemont.

Lovett, Charles, Liverpool, Pork Butcher. Feb 9 at 12 al offices of Carruthers, Lord st

FRIDAY, Jan, 27, 1882.

Mackness, William, Tottenham et rd, Grocer, Feb 13 at 2 at 145, Cheapside. Crouch Appleby, James, Dragon id, Peckham, Grocer. Feb 4 at 2 at offices of Ilderton,

and Co, Basinghall st Jewry st

Mansfield, Henry, Gorton, Lancaster, Baker. Feb 22 at 3 at Ship Inn, Blue Boar ot Armitage, Samuel Charlton, and Francis Sowerby Ruston, Chatteris, Isle of Ely, Cam.

Manners. Thomas, Ilkeston, Derby, Joiner. Feb 15 at 3 at Sir John Warren Hotel, bridge, Agricultural Engineers. Feb 9 at 12 at offices of Ruston, Chatteris, Isle of Ely

Market pl, Ilkeston. Nadin, Manchester Ashby, Samuel Gurney, Southsea, Hampshire, Coffee Dealer. Feb 8 at 2 at 145, Cheap

Marflitt, Thomas Barker, Scarborough, Draper. Feb 11 at 12 at Merchants' Hotel, side. Maynard, Brighton

Manchester. Appleyard, Scarborough Bailey, Thomas, Bolton, Lancaster, Commercial Traveller. Feb 9 at 3 at office of

Margetts, Frederick William, Hallow, Worcester, Commission Agent. Feb 8 at 11 at Tavior, Acresfield, Bolton

offices of Tree and Son, High st, Worcester Bareham, Samuel, Rothschild rd, Acton Green, Builder. Feb 14 at 3 at offices of Ravens.

Meldrum, James, Market pl, Kendal, Nurseryman. Feb 9 at 12 at Shelly Arms Hotel, croft and Co, John st, Bedford row

Preston. Watson, Kendal Bates, William George, Gravesend. Kent, Grocer. Feb 9 at 12 at offices of Sharland and

Mitchell, Henry, Lyncombe, Bath, Innkeeper. Feb 11 at 11 at offices of Bartrum and Hatten, Court house, King st, Gravesend

Bartlett, Northumberland bldgs, Bath Bell, Allison, Houghton le Spring, Durham, Farmer. Feb 10 at 11 at offices of Crow, the

Moffatt, Alexander Charles, College st, Consulting Engineer. Feb 14 at 2 at offices of younger, West Sunniside, Sunderland

Foster, Gracechyrch st Beresford, Henry, and William Beresford, Macclesfield, Chester out of business. Feb Nelmes, Robert Fitzhardinge, Bristol, Gloucester, Traveller. Feb 11 at 11 at offices of 14 at 3 at the Mitre Hotel, Cathedral Steps, Manchester. Clark, Oldham

Anstey, John st, Bristol Bird, James, Green, Belgrave, Leicester, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer. Feb 10 at 3 at

Newland, George William, Buntingford, Hertford, Grocer. Feb 9 at 3 at George and offices of Hollier, Market pl, Leicester

Dragon Hotel, High st, Buntingford. Nash, Royston, Herts Brears, Thomas, Skelbrooke, York, Farmer. Feb 11 at 3 at New Elephant Hotel, Ponte.

Nicholson, Robert, Gt Driffield, York, Fellmonger. Jan 10 at 2.30 at Exchange st, Gt fract. Clark, Snaith

Driffield. Dunn, Gt Driffield Brooking, Arthur, Sandown, Isle of Wight, Gentleman. Feb 17 at 11 at Bugle Hotel,

Parker, Samuel Alfred, Aston-juxta-Birmingham, Warwick, Dairyman. Feb 10 at 11 Newport, Isle of Wight

at offices of Morgan, Waterloo st, Birmingham Brown, Angus Sinclair, Doncaster, York, Chemist. Feb 10 at 11 at Dolphin Hotel, Mar.

Parker, Samuel, Stannir gton Vicarage, Bradfield, Ecclesfield, York, Clerk in Holy kec pl, Doncaster

Orders. Feb 10 at 4 at offices of Binney and Co, Queen st chmbrs, Sheffield Burridge, George, St Leonards on Sea, Tailor. Feb 7 at 3 at offices of Neve, Norman rd.

Parkin, William Henry, Raversthorpe, York, Contractor, Feb 14 at 10.30 at offices of St Leonards on Sea

Ridway and Ridgway, Union st, Dewsbury Carter, Henry, Farsley, Calverly, York, Builder, Feb 9 at 3 at offices of Berry and Co,

Pearson, Tom, Bradford, York, Overlooker. Feb 3 at 10 at Odd Fellows Hall, Thornton Charles st, Bradford

rd, Bradford Cawley, Sid, and Richard Cawley, Beaconsfield ter, West Kensington Park, Builders. |

Penney, Edward James, Blue Town, Sheerness, Kent, Greengrocer, Feb 7 at 12.30 at Feb 9 at 2 at the Beaconsfield Hotel, Salisbury ter, West Kensington pk. Marshal,

offices of Copland, Edward st, Sheerness, Kent King st West, Hammersmith

Perkins, William Samuel, Belgrave, Leicester, Tailor and Outfitter. Feb 16 at 3 at Charlesworth, George, Higham Common, Barnsley, York, Miner. Feb 15 at 4 at offices

offices of Hincks, Bowling green st, Leicester of Rideal, Chronicle chmbrs, Barnsley

Preston. John James, William Walwin Preston, and Ebenezer Samuel Preston, Leicester. Christie, Alexander, Heigham, Norwich, Travelling Draper. Feb 6 at 12 at offices of

Boot and Shoe Manufacturers. Feb 6 at 2 at New st, Leicester, Stevenson and Son, Bavin, Exchange st, Norwich

Leicester Clark, George, Asquitha ter, Hornsey rd, Upper Holloway, Grocer. Feb 8 at 12 at

Redfern, Thomas Wood, Hulme, nr Manchester, Cabinet Maker. Feb 16 at 3 at Mitre offices of Langham, Bartlett's bldge, Holborn

Hotel. Cathedral gates. Manchester. Walker, Manchester Cook, William Davison, South Shields, Joiner. Feb 10 at 12 at offices of Wawn, King

Roberts, Henry, New Southgate, Zincworker. Feb 9 at 3 at offices of Robiuson and st, South Shields

Leslie, Coleman st. Andrews, Fenchurch st Coombs, Frank, Chippenham, Wilts, Coach Builder. Feb 7 at 11.30 at offices of Bake

Robson, Matthew, South Shields, Durham, Flock and Mast Maker. Feb 15 at 3 at office well, Chippenham

of Scott, King st, South Shields Coles, William, Woolwich, Kent, Boot Maker. Feb 13 at 3 at the Masons' Hall Tavern,

Round, Elijah. Hanley, Stafford, Fishmonger, Feb 7 at 11 at offices of Stevenson, Masons' avenue, Basinghall st. Harte, Moorgate st

Cheapside, Hanley Cragg, Samuel, Leicester, Cabinet Maker. Feb 16 at 11 at offices of Hincks, Bowling

Slater, Francis, Lawton rd, Mile End, Fur Skin Dresser. Feb 4 at 10,30 at Bromley st. Green st, Leicester

Commercial rd East, Stepney Davis, John Joseph, Boston pl, Dorset sa, Cab Proprietor. Feb 14 at 3 at the Masons'

Smith. John. High st, Marylebone, Licensed Victualler. Feb 10 at 12 at office of Lang. Hall Tavern, Masons' avenue. Fowler and Co, Borough High st, Southwark

ham, Bartlett's bldgs, Holborn Circus Dorey, Henry, and William Polden Dorey, Poole, Coal Merchants Feb 8 at 1 at the Smith, Matthew, Hexham, Northumberland, Drape.. Feb 13 at 1 at offices of Winter, Inns of Court Hotel, Holborn. Travers

Market pl, Newcastle-upon Tyne. Lockhart, Hexham Denyer, Alfred, Silchester rd, Notting hill, Oil and Colourman. Feb 16 at 12 at offices

Smith, Samuel William, North Thoresby, Lincoln, Innkeeper. Feb 10 at 2.45 at offices of Cronin, Southampton st, Bloomsbury sq

of Mason, Victoria st South, Gt Grimsby Dredge, James, Prestleigh, Doulting, Somerset, Innkeeper, Feb 8 at 3 at the Bell Inn,

Spurling, George, Brundith, Suffolk, Carpenter. Feb 11 at 2 at Crown Hotel, Framling. Evercreech, Somerset. Balch, Bruton

ham. Alston, Framlingham Eaton, William, Bwlchyciban, Llanfechain, Montgomery, Innkeeper. Feb 14 at 12.30 Stiles, William, Nottingham, Plasterer. Feb 21 at 3 at offices of Stroud, Low Pavement, at offices of Pughe, Llanfyllin

Nottingham Eykyn, Llewellyn, Union st, Southwark, Licensed Victualler. Feb 8 at 2 at offices of Storey, Henry Winship, Gosforth, Northumberland, Carver. Feb 8 at 11 at offices of Moore and Son, Crosby sq. Stanley, Austin friars

Dickinson, Royal arcade, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Ferguson, Edward Turner, and James William Farner, Liverpool, Mineral Water

Sykes, William Henry, Micklegate, York, Fishmonger. Feb 13 at 11 at office of Young, Manufacturers. Feb 8 at 3 at offices of Barrella i Co, Lord st, Liverpool

Low Ousegate, York Fletcher, William, Knottingley, York, Innkeeper. eb 13 at 8 at offices of Foster and

Thomas, Thomas, Highbridge, Somerset, Shoemaker. Feb 9 at 3 at George and Railway Raper, Ropergate, Pontefract

Hotel, Victoria st. Wade, Burnham Galliers, Thomas, Plealey, Pontesbury, Salop, Farmer. Feb 8 at 12 at offices of Corser

Tation, Daniel, Leek Lowe, Stafford, Bootmaker. Feb 9 at 11 at 1, Church lane, Leek. and Son, Swan hill, Shrewsbury

Bishton, Leek Gaylard, Charles, Air st, Piccadilly, Saddler. Feb 17 at 3 at offices of Lumley and

Tennick, Henry, Middleton-one-row, Durham, Innkeeper. Feb 8 at 11 at office of Wooler, Lumley, Conduit st

Priestgate, Darlington Ghilks, John, Pelsall, Stafford, Beer Retailer. Feb 10 at 11 at offices of Loxton, Walsall | Tippen, John, Upper Uxbridge st, Notting Hill, Gas Engineer. Feb 10 at 10 at office of Gili, Joseph, Ulverston, Lancaster, Boot Maker. Feb 10 at 3 at Temperance Hall,

Brown, Talbot rd, Bayswater. Tilsley, Abchurch yd Ulverston. Salmon and Co, Ulverston

Todd, Mary, Bradford, Innkeeper. Feb 10 at 11 at offices of Mossman and Haley, BradGoddard, James, Southampton, Corn Merchant. Feb 8 at 11.30 at offices of Davis and

ford Bennet, Portland st, Southampton. Hollest and Co, Farnham

Tomlinson, James Henry, Birstal, York, Grocer. Feb 11 at 10 30 at office of Truswell, Gordon, James, Longton, Stafford, Coach Builder. Feb 6 at 10 at offices of Ashmall,

Bank chbrs, Batley. Parker Albion st, Hanley

Vince, Joseph Mann, and Isaac Mann Vince, Great Yarmouth, Fish Merchants. Feb 13 Griffiths, David, Bridgend, Glamorgan, Licensed Victualler. Feb 10 at 12.30 at offices

at 12 at office of Wiltshire, South Quay, Gt Yarmouth of Randall, Nolton st, Bridgend

Wade, Thomas, Coventry, Licensed Victualler. Feb 10 at 2 at offices of Neale and Ad. Griffiths, Richard. Kidderminster, Clerk in a Carpet Manufactory. Feb 13 at 3 at offices

dison, Hay lane, Coventry of Thursfield, Swan st. Kidderminster

Walker, Benjamin, Barrow in Furness, Music Hall Manager. Feb 7 at 11 at Trevelyan Grunbaum, Hermann Otto Albert Emil, Bishospgate st, Without, Surgeon Dentist. Feb

Temperance Hotel, Barrow in Furness. Sims 21 at 3 at Bishopsgate st, Without. Brighten and Parker

Walbourne, Isaac, Bristol, Tailor. Feb 9 at 12 at office of Hudson, Exchange, Bristol. Haegele, Jacob, City rd, Furrier. Feb 20 at 2 at offices of Routh and Co, Southampton

Beckingham, Broad st, Bristol st, Bloomsbury

White, Ralph,'Upper James st, Camden Town, Builder. Feb 18 at 2 at the Guildhall Hannay, John Henry, Little Hoole, Preston, Pork Butcher. Feb 8 at 11.30 at Scarsbrick

Tavern, Gresham st. Nichols and Co, Gresham st Hotel, Lord st, Preston, Lynch and Teebay, Liverpool

Whitley, Samuel, Rastrick, Halifax, Woollen Manufacturer. Feb 10 at 3 at the Griffin Harris, James, Dunmow, Essex, Licensed Victualler. Feb 20 at 1 at ofices of Moss,

Hotel, George st, Halifax, Garsed, Halifax Gmcechurch st

Wilkinson, John Chissell Cuthbert, Anerley, Surrey, Wholesale and Retail Grocer. Feb Hillier, Alfred, and John Lewis Oldacre, Green st, Bethnal Green, Hatters. Feb 21 at

16 at 3 at offices of Waller and Co, Pinners' Hall, Old Broad st 2 at offices of Edmonds and Co, Cheapside. Hudson and Co

Woodman, Ezra, Old Ind, Minety, Licensed Victualler. Feb 6 at 10 at office of Boodle, Hodgson, John, Leeds, Picture Dealer. Feb 9 at 2 at offices of Pullan, Albion st, Leeds

Albion bldgs, New Swindon, Wilts Flughes, John, Sedgley, Stafford, Brickyard Manager. Feb 7 at 11 at offices of White

Wressel, William, Drax, York, Farmer, Feb 6 at 3 at Londesboro' Hotel, Selby. Green, house, Tipton

Howden Hannex, Frederick, Old Kent rd, Basket Manufacturer. Feb 15 at 2 at Masons' Hall

TUESDAY, Jan. 31, 1882. Tavern, Mason's avenue. Fowler and Co, Borough High st, Southwark

Anderson, Andrew, jun, Liverpool, Tobacconist. Feb 10 at 2.30 at offices of Lumb Jackson, Frederick, Great Parndon, Essex, Wheelwright. Feb 8 at 3 at George Hotel, Dale st, Liverpool Harlow. Gough, Waltham Abbey

Ball, George Yeatherd, Gower st, Manager to a Foreign Importer. Feb 14 at 12 at Jones, John Henry, Cardiff, Auctioneer. Feb 9 at 12 at offices of Jones, Queen st, offices of Plunkett and Leader, St Paul's ch yd Cardiff. Williams, Pontypridd

Bell, Emma, Derby, Grocer. Feb 15 at 3 at offices of Leech and Co, St James's st, Joseph, Isaac, Sunderland, Durham, Tailor. Feb 7 at 11 at offices of Fairclough, Foyle Derby st, Sunderland

Bentley, Thomas, Halifax, York, Builder. Feb 14 at 3 at offices of Boocock, Silver st, Kay, Thomas, Sheffield, Auctioneer, Feb 8 at 3 at offices of Pierson, Queen st, Sheffleld | Halifax Kemp, Robert William, Portsmouth, Potato Merchant. Feb 10 at 3 at offices of Gardner, Britton, William Henry, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent, Plumber. Feb 11 at 2 at offices of Commercial st, Landport

Hills, Grosvenor ter, Margate King, Herbert Brownlow Ashby, Belgrave, Leicester, Baker. Feb 13 at 3 at offices of Bloom, Israel, Swansea, Picture Frame Manufacturer. Feb 14 at 3 at offices of Thomas, Hincks, Bowling Green st

Fisher st, Swansea Knapp, John, Bridge st, New Swindon, Builder. Feb 6 at 3 at office of Boodle, Albion Brookes, James, Wellington, Salop, Surgeon. Feb 10 at 11 at Bull's Head Hotel, Wel. bldgs, New Swindon

lington. Carrane, Wellington Langworthy, Rey William Henry, Bexford, Suffolk, Schoolmaster. Feb 9 at 11 at 83, Burrow, Edward, Lower Stratton, Wilts, out of business. Feb 11 at 10 at offices of Gresham st. Block and Wollaston, Ipswich

Foreman, Cricklade st, Swindon Lawton, Edwin, Florence, nr Longton, Stafford, Cask Maker. Feb 10 at 11 at offices of Butt, Thomas, Cinderford, Gloucester, Publican. Feb 13 at 4 at offices of Jackson Clarke and Hawley, Church st, Longton

George st, Gloucester Iearman, Charles, Sheriff Hutton, York, Boot Maker. Feb 8 at 1 at office of Wilkinson, Butler, George Bradley, Whittlesey, Cambridge, Carpenter. Feb 10 at 12 at offices of St Helen's sq, York

Gaches, Cathedral Gates, Peterborough legg, George Thornton, Baker's row, Whitechapel, Eating-house Keeper. Feb 6 at 2 at Garrard, George, Gracechurch st, Wine Shipper. Feb 24 at 11 at Inns of Court Hotel, offices of Haynes, Martin's lane, Cannon st

High Holborn Letts. Samuel Allen, Arthur rd, Brixton, Bank Manager. Feb 21 at 3 at offices of Fore. Cocker, Thomas Fildes, Oughtibridge, York, Manager of Steel and Iron Works. Feb man and Co, Greshamst. Cannon, Wool Exchange, Coleman st

10 at 3.30 at offices of Broomhead and Co, Bank chmbrs, George st, Sheffield Lallyman, Absalom, Moor lane, Leather Dealer, Feb 9 at 11 at offices of Chalk, Finsbury Crisp, William, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tailor. Feb 10 at 3 at offices of Stroud and

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Cummins, Henry, Southampton, Boot Upper Manufacturer. Feb 11 at 11 at offices Reynolds, Mark, Bale st, Stepney, Beerhouse Keeper. Feb 15 at 2 at offices of Foster, of Guy, Albion terrace, Southampton

Queen st pl, Cannon st Cutforth, Asblin, jun, Burgh-le-Marsh, Lincoln, Farmer. Feb 16 at 3 at offices of Richards, Susanna Berrington, Abergavenny, Monmouth, Ironmonger. Feb 16 at 11 at Hammond, Spilsby

office of Sayce, Lion st, Abergavenny Davis, James Hollock, Coleman st, Licensed Victualler. Feb 21 at 11 at offices of Richardson, Mary Ann, Midville, Lincoln, Farmer. Feb 13 at 11 at office of Rice and Co, Roberts, Coleman st

Main Ridge, Boston Davis, Stephen, Smethwick, Stafford, out of business. Feb 10 at 3 at offices of Buller | Ridge, Charles Albert, Exeter, Law Clerk. Feb 13 at 11 at offices of Southcott, Post and Bickley, Bennett's hill, Birmingham

Office st, Bedford circus, Exeter, Tozer, Exeter Day, George, Hinton terrace, Camberwell, Surrey, Agent. Feb 11 at 3 at the Castle Roleston, Francis Joseph Southwood, Bristol, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer. Feb 13 at Tavern, Portugal st, Lincoln's inn

2 at office of Sibly, Exchange West Dolley, George, Nottingham, Commercial Traveller. Feb 13 at 3 at offices of Cockayne Rook, Samuel, Idsworth, Hants, Licensed Victualler. Feb 13 at 2 at Fountain Inn, the Fletcher gate, Nottingham

Green, Rowland's Castle, Idesworth. Feltham, Portsea Elliott, Charles William, Westmill, Hert ord, Farmer. Feb 18 at 2 at the Red Lion Rowlands, James Hughes, Ystalyfera, Glamorgan, Stationer. Feb 7 at 11.30 at offices Hotel, Cambridge. Nash, Royston

of Leyeon, Fisher st, Swansea Evans, William Ivor, Ferndale, nr Pontypridd, Outfitter. Feb 9 at 12 at office of Rosser, Rowling, Samuel Arthur, Eye, Suffolk, Feb 11 at 1 at office of Lawton, Eye. Gudgeon, High st, Pontypridd

Stowmarket Fleetwood, William, Moore, Chester, Farmer, Feb 21 at 3 at offices of Moore and Sons, Sallmann, Robert Adolphe, Liverpool rd, Islington, Ornamental Confectioner. Feb 8 Upper Bank st, Warrington

at 3 at office of Norris, Southampton bldgs, Chancery lane Godden, Edward Thomas, Kingston on Thames, Surrey, Auctioneer. Feb 15 at 12 at Salter, George, North Moreton, Berks, Baker. Feb 14 at 3 at office of Slade, St Mary's offices of Robinson, Philpot lane

st, Wallingford Gray, George, Margate, Kent, House Furnisher. Feb 20 at 3 at 4, Cecil sq, Margate. Schneider, Theodor, Leadenhall st, Commission Merchant. Feb 20 at 3 at offices of Gibson, Margate

Cooper and Co, George st, Mansion House. Hollams and Co, Mincing lano Griffin, George Edward, the Crescent, Clapham Common, Clapham, out of business. Shackell, Joseph, Goswell rd, Watchmaker. Feb 10 at 3 at Mason's Hall Tavern. Feb 13 at 2 at offices of Berry and Co, Chancery lane

Mason's avenue, Basinghall st. Ricketts, King's Cross rd Golding, Susan, and Nathaniel Brown Human, Isleham, Cambridge, Butchers. Feb 14 | Sharp, Joseph, Huddersfield, Tailor. Feb 16 at 11 at offices of Bottomley, New st, Hudat 11.30 at the Rutland Arms Hotel, Newmarket. Read, Mildenhall

dersfield Gumbley, James, Birmingham, Lamp Manufacturer. Feb 11 at 11 at 1, Newhall st, Shaw, John Wesley, Halifax, Coal Merchant. Feb 13 at 11 at offices of Rhodes, Horton Birmingham, Robinson and Son, Birmingham

st, Halifax Haigh, Edward, Harrogate, York, Chemical Manure Merchant. Feb 14 at 3 at offices of Smalley, Walter, Heaton Norris, Lancaster, Painter. Feb 20 at 3 at office of Gardner, Bointon, Old Bank chmbrs, Leeds

Cooper st, Manchester Haigh, William, Huddersfield, Cotton Waste Dealer. Feb 10 at 3 at offices of Welsh Stembridge, Samuel, Leicester sq, Sauce Manufacturer. Feb 17 at 11 at 83, Gresham st. Victoria chmbrs, Queen st, Huddersfield

Carter, Old Jewry chbrs Hamshaw, Sydney Edward, Oxford. Feb 13 at 11 at offices of Mallam, High st, Tank, Edward Thomas Daniel, Stratton, Cornwall, Hotel Keeper. Feb 11 at 2.30 at Oxford

Ocean Mail Hotel, Millbay. Tapley, Torrington Harrison, Thomas, Manchester, Lancaster, Cabinet Maker. Feb 17 at 3 at offices of Thwaites, Peter, North row, Covent Garden, Fruit Salesman. Feb 14 at 2 at offices of Jones, Princes st, Manchester. Knott. Manchester

Lindsey, Queen Victoria st Hatfield, Arthur, Stone, Stafford, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer. Feb 10 at 11 at offices Underhill, William, Oldbury, Worcester, Maltster. Feb 11 at 11 at offices of Forrest, of Kent, Chancery lane, Longton

Church st, Oldbury Hilton, John, Pemberton, Lancaster, Shopkeeper. Feb 14 at 3 at offices of Wood, Vic-Upton, George James, Cherry Orchard rd, Croydon, Pork Butcher. Feb 13 at 3 at toria bldgs, King st, Wigan

offices of Young, North End, Croydon Hinchliffe, George, Huddersfield, Woollen Cloth Manufacturer. Feb 9 at 3 at offices of Virgin, Charles, Bramber, Sussex, out of business. Feb 15 at 3 at offices of Buckwell, Schofield, Huddersfield. Booth, Huddersfield

New rd, Brighton Hinkley, William John, Lynsted, Kent, Builder. Feb 16 at 11 at offices of Glbson, Walley, Thomas, Blackburn, Cotton Manufacturer. Feb 16 at 2 at Imperial Hotel, Sittingbourne, Kent

Cornwallis st, Barrow-in-Furness. Thompson, Barrow-in-Furness Holford, Henry John, Acton, Middlesex, Coach Builder. Feb 15 at 1 at offices of Brown, Webster, Henry, Birmingham, out of business. Feb 10 at 3 at offices of Fallows, Lincoln's-inn-fields

Cherry st, Birmingham Holmes, William, Knaresborough, York, Hay and Straw Dealer. Feb 11 at 11 at offices West, William Edward, Bedford hill rd, Balham, Ironmonger. Feb 13 at 3 at offices of of Bateson and Hutchinson, Harrogate

Beard and Son, Basinghall st Howarth, John Colinge, Newton Heath, Lancaster, Cotton Manufactu rer. Feb 16 at 3 Williams, Walter, Ferryside, Confectioner. Feb 13 at 10.30 at offices of Morris, Red st, at offices of Parker and Stocks, Norfolk st, Manchester

Carmarthen Hughes, John, and Robert Watterson, Liverpool, Glass Stainers. Feb 13 at 3 at offices Wilson, Zachariah George, Norton, East Riding, Joiner. Feb 15 at 11 at George Hotel, of Quinn, South John st, Liverpool

New Malton Hutchinson, John, Southwick, Durham, Boot Maker. Feb 13 at 12 at offices of Graham | Woodhead, Thomas, Gt Grimsby, Provision Dealer. Feb 13 at 3 at offices of Martinand Shepherd, John st, Sunderland

son, Kingston upon Hull Hukton, Frederick Rowland, Birmingham, Butcher. Feb 13 at 12 at offices of Higgs Wootton, William, Shefford, Bedford, Plumber. Feb 13 at 12.30 at Inns of Court Hotel, Bennett's hill, Birmingham

Holborn, Conquest and Clare, Bedford Jackson, Henry, Brierley hill, Stafford, Licensed Victualler. Feb 13 at 11 at offices of Wright, William, Sittingbourne, Kent, Bal:er. Feb 7 at 10.30 at offices of Gibson, Site Shakespeare, Church st, Oldbury

tingbourne Kingsland, John, Cornwall rd, Westbourne park, Ball Dress Manufacturer. Feb 21 at Young, Charles, Andoversford, nr Cheltenham, Coal Merchant- Feb 14 at 12 at offices 3 at the Inns of Court Hotel, High Holborn. Tilsley, Abchurch yard, Cannon st

of Clark, Regent st, Cheltenham Kirby, Thomas, Aston-juxta-Birmingham, Baker, Feb 13 at 11 at offices of Huggins Yoxall, Edward, Hanley, Oil Merchant. Feb 13 at 11 at Copeland Arms Hotel, Stokeand Mallard, Newhall chmbrs, New hall st, Birmingham

upon-Trent. Julian, Burslem Lamb, William, Gateshead, Durham, Shipbuilder. Feb 23 at 11 at the Royal Turk's

Head Hotel, Grey st, Newcastle-upon Tyne
Lavers, George, Newton Abbot, Devon, Tailor. Feb 13 at 11 at offices of Andrew, Bed-

ford circus, Exeter. Creed, Newton Abbot
Lewis, Robert, Dyer's bldgs, Holborn, Electro Plate Factor, Feb 16 at 2 at offices of
Montagu, Bucklersbury


De Sanger v. Waller, and in the Linton, Robert, Warburton Mills, Heatley, Chester, Miller. Feb 22 at 3 at offices of TRADE CUSTOMS AND THE "ORDER AND

Matter of X. Y., a Solicitor ........ 215 Moore and Son, Upper Bank st, Warrington


Kettlewell y. Watson .............. 216 Lovell, Edward, St Michael's rd, Wood Green, Builder. Feb 13 at 2 at offices of Alsop


I COUNTY COURTS .................... 216 and Co, Gt Marlborough st, Regent st

R EVIEWS..........................

|THE INFLUENCE OF THE LEGAL PROMaclean, Robert, Beverley, York, Draper. Feb 13 at 2 at the Paragon Hotel, Kingston


FESSION ON THE STATE .. upon Hull. White, Great Driffield


SOCIETIES ............................ Middlebrook, Tom, Leeds, Woollen Manufacturer, Feb 13 at 3 at the Law Institution,


LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL ............ Albion pl, Leeds. Scatcherd and Hopkins, Leeds


OBITUARY ................ Milburn, Robert Alexander, Sunderland, Grocer. Feb 14 at 3 at offices of Trewhitt and Fox v. Bearblock ........... .

213 UNQUALIFIED PRACTITIONERS ........ 219 Robson, Fawcett st, Sunderland

In re Talbot ......

SCOTTISH DEFENDANTS IN ENGLISH Mold, Edward George, Rugby, Baker. Feb 10 at 2.30 at offices of Hughes and Masser,

In re Weld ......................... 214 COURTS ....................... ... 219 Little Park st, Coventry

In re The Wetley Brick and Pottery | LEGAL APPOINTMENTS ................ 219 Muggeridge, Matthew, Warnham, Sussex, Farmer. Feb 15 at 12 at offices of Medwin

Company ........................ 214 COMPANIES ..... and Co, London rd, Horsham

Slack v. The Midland Railway Com. NEW ORDERS ......

220 Newcombe, Robert, Henley-in-Arden, Warwick, Clock Maker. Feb 14 at 3 at offices of

pany ....
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220 O'Connor, Bennett's hill, Birmingham

The Union Bank of London v. Ingram 215 CREDITORS' CLAIMS ..

220 Nettleton, William Henry, Halifax, Coal Merchant. Feb 14 at 11 at offices of Boocock, In re Murray, Woods v. Greenwell .. 215 LONDON GAZETTES, &c., &o.......

Osborne, Frederick Norwood, Hawkinge, nr Folkestone, Farmer. Feb 13 at 2 at the
Rose Hotel, Folkestone. Carder, Dover

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS.-All communications intended for publication Play, Jabez, Brighton, Pork Butcher. Feb 14 at 2 at offices of Fenner and Hilton, Ship

in the SOLICITORS' JOURNAL must be authenticated by the name and address of st, Brighton Pritchett, Thomas, Newington, Oxford, Farmer. Feb 17 at 12 at offices of Jones the writer. Watlington, Oxford

The Editor does not hold himself responsible for the return of rejected communiRamshay, George, Brampton, Cumberland, Soilcitor. Feb 20 at 3 at Scotch Arms Inn, Brampton, Forster

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THE GOVERNMENT Bills mentioned in the Queen's Speech CURRENT TOPICS.

are the Criminal Code Bill, the Bankruptcy Bill, the Patents Bill, the Government of London Bill, the County Government Bill, the Floods Prevention Bill, the Scotch Entail Bill, the Scotch Endowed

Schools Bill, and the Welsh Education Bill. In addition to these WE PRINT elsewhere a new Order of Transfer, whereby fortynine of the causes which were, on the 10th of January last,

nine measures, we may probably expect from the Government a

Parliamentary Oaths Bill, and a little Judicature Bill. Amongst transferred to Mr. Justice KAY are further transferred to Vice

the measures to be introduced by private members, a Sunday ClosChancellor Bacon.

ing (Wales) Act Amendment Bill may be expected to receive Government attention, as it would merely remedy an obvious

defect in the original Act. Lord Cairns has given notice of his MR. GOLDSCHMIDT, solicitor, has been appointed to the Clerk

intention to re-introduce his Settled Land Bill next Friday, ship in the Chancery Registrars' Office, vacated by the appoint

together with a Bill “to amend further the law and practice of ment of Mr. CHARLES CARRINGTON as a Chancery registrar. Mr. GOLDSCHMIDT is a son of Madame Otto GOLDSCHMIDT, the

conveyancing.” The object of this measure may be conjectured

to be to patch up a few of the more glaring defects of the Congreat vocalist.

veyancing Act, 1881, and to restore the provisions struck out of

that Act in the House of Commons, particularly the clause AN IMPORTANT NOTICE will be found elsewhere, addressed by providing for the abolition of acknowledgment of deeds by married the Lord Chancellor to commissioners for oaths. The effect of the

women. notice is that no alterations in an affidavit, made after it has been sworn, must be initialled by a commissioner. Any commis- | A QUESTION OF DOMICILE, curious in itself, and still more sioner who commits such an irregularity, will render himself curious from its circumstances, was decided on Saturday last by liable to the revocation of his commission. This notice has refer- the First Division of the Scottish Court of Session. It was an ence to ord. 37, r. 3c.

action for divorce brought by a wife against her husband, the ground being the adultery of the husband, which, according to

Scotch law, is by itself sufficient for a divorce a vinculo ADMIRERS of the ancient legal régime may point with interest matrimonii. The parties were both English. The action was to to the fact that in little more than thirty years no fewer than four a certain extent collusive, for the adultery was admitted, and the puisne barons of the Court of Exchequer have become barons of husband had given notice to his wife of his intention to take up the United Kingdom. In 1850, Baron ROLFE became Baron his residence in Scotland with the express purpose of gaining a CRANWORTH, and was subsequently Lord Chancellor. Baron Scotch domicile. His ultimate object, of course, was to be enabled Parke became Baron WENSLEYDALE soon after his retirement to inarry again. But he had subsequently received advice to the from the bench in 1856. Baron Wilde, having been in 1863 effect that such a second marriage would not be valid in England; and transferred from the Court of Exchequer to the Probate and he therefore announced that he had changed his intention of seeking Divorce Court, became Baron PENZANCE in 1869 ; while Sir to acquire a Scotch domicile. When the case came before the GEORGE BRAMWELL, after five years' service in the Court of court below, the husband pleaded to the jurisdiction ; but the Appeal, now resumes his old and honoured appellation of Baron Lord Ordinary (Lord LEE) held that he had acquired a domicile. BRAMWELL.

This judgment, however, has been reversed on appeal by the court

above, consisting of the Lord President (Lord IngLis) and Lords IF ONLY the country law societies would issue monthly reports,

DEAS, MURE, and SHAND. They have decided that, though a benighted London solicitors might be able to glean or elicit

domicile can be acquired even when the express object of the information of much value as to the proceedings within the sacred

party is to avail himself of the incidental privilege of his new precincts of the Law Institution with reference to their livelihood.

domicile in respect of divorce, yet the domicile must not be a

fictitious one. In the present case the facts did not establish a It will be seen from the report of the Nottingham Law Society, which we print elsewhere, that the draft order under the

domicile. There was residence, indeed, but no intention of Solicitors' Remuneration Act “was regarded as inadequate by

remaining; and the latter element is no less essential to domicile the representatives of most of the Associated Provincial Law

than the former. Societies” present at the first meeting. But it appears from the letter of Mr. MARSHALL, which we print elsewhere, that the draft

L A COMMISSIONER FOR OATHS informs us that a deponent order has now been approved by the Societies.

to a probate affidavit recently objected to take the Testament or the Evangelists in his hands or to kiss the book.

He was, however, at last induced to hold the book, while THE RENEWED DISCUSSION in the House of Commons on the our correspondent repeated the usual form of words, after BRADLAUGH matter reminds us of a case in which the vexed which the deponent said Yes, and put down the book. Was the question of the oath, or rather, of the religious sanction which oath rightly administered? We think it was. “Numerous inlies behind the oath, came up some little time ago in the Assize stances,” says Mr. Best in his learned Treatise on Evidence, “ are Court of Paris. It appears that it is the duty of the foreman of to be found in our books of the application of the principle, that a French jury to bring in the verdict with a certain formula, witnesses are to be sworn in that form which they consider bindwhich includes the words “devant Dieu." Not only is this ling on their consciences. Members of the Church of Scotland formula ordained by custom, but any variation from it affords (Mee v. Reid, 1 Peake, 23) and others (Colt v. Dutton, 2 Sid. 6; ground for setting aside the verdict on appeal. In the case Mildrone's case, 1 Leach C. L. 412; Walker's case, Id. 498), who referred to, the foreman omitted to use the words “ devant Dieu; object to kissing or touching the book, have been sworn by lifting and when reminded of them by the presiding judge, he replied up the hand while it lay open before them.” And he goes on to that he did not know what God meant. The incident, however, cite the well-known cases of Omichund v. Barker (1 Atk. 21.), was speedily closed, for the jury, by a majority of nine to three where a Hindoo swore by touching the foot of a Brahmin; of R. proceeded to elect a fresh foreman.

v. Entrheman (Car. & M. 248), where a Chinaman swore by breaking a saucer, while the officer administering the oath (through eighty be not exceeded ; and that all Bills comprised in each of an interpreter) warned him if he did not tell the truth his soul the said classes shall be committed to one of the said Standing would be cracked like the saucer; and of R. v. Sichoo (April 2, Committees, unless the house shall otherwise order, and when 1855), where “the same form was followed, with the addition that reported to the House, shall be proceeded with as if they had the saucer was filled with salt.” But, indeed, all doubt appears to been reported from a committee of the whole House," be removed by the statute, 1 & 2 Vict. c. 105, which enacts that, is a modification of the proposalsubmitted by Sir “ in all cases in which an oath may lawfully be administered to any ERSKINE MAY to the Select Committee on Public Business person... on any occasion whatever, such person is bound which sat in the session of 1878, and is a revival in an altered by the oath administered, provided the same shall have been form of the ancient practice of choosing Grand Committees of the administered in such form and with such ceremonies as such House of Commons for certain general subjects, such as grievances, person may declare to be binding." The answer “Yes” of the religion, and courts of justice. But there is a very marked distincdeponent in the case we are commenting on would, we imagine, tion between the constitution and object of the proposed Standing be a declaration that the form observed by the officer and himself Committees and those of the ancient Grand Committees. The between them was “binding” within the statute. It is well to latter were really committees of the whole House, to which “ Bills point out, however, that the statute expressly recognizes the of great concernment were committed to the end that there might obligation to take an oath, and does not substitute a declaration be opportunity for further debate; for at a committee the for it. An oath is defined to be" a recognition by the speaker of the members have liberty to speak as often as they shall see cause to presence of an invisible Being superior to man, ready and willing one question” (see Lex Parliamentaria, p. 340). to punish any deviation from truth, invoking that Being to attest the truth of what is uttered” (Best on Evidence, p. 228).

MANY OF OUR READERS will have heard with deep regret of

the death of Mr. C. CHAPMAN BARBER, the “ father” of the Junior THE DECISION of Mr. Justice Fry in Harlock v. Ashberry | Equity Bar, and one of the most skilful and experienced con(L. R. 18 Ch. D. 229), was last week reversed by the Court of veyancers of his day. Mr. BARBER's acuteness and ability soon Appeal. As the case is, perhaps, one of first impression, its won him a leading place at the junior bar, and as time went on decision is important, The plaintiffs were mortgagees who claimed his reputation grew, until he came to be looked upon as an to foreclose ; the defendant pleaded the Statute of Limitations. infallible guide in the most difficult and responsible branches of The last payment made by the mortgagor had been made in conveyancing. “ We must hear what Mr. BARBER will say to 1859; but in 1878, the plaintiffs had given notice to the tenant this,” was a remark often heard in the principals' rooms of many of a part of the property to pay his rent to them, and received leading Lincoln’s-inn solicitors' offices. His knowledge was half a year's rent accordingly in June of that year. The exceptionally extensive and accurate, and his experience, ranging writ was issued in April, 1880; so that, if the payment over nearly half a century, was probably unrivalled. With all made in 1878 by the tenant was what we may call a good this he was one of the least arrogant of men, and his many payment within the relevant statute, the case would lie well kindly acts will long live in the remembrance of his clients and within the twelve years allowed by the 37 & 38 Vict. c. 57. colleagues. The question was discussed at some length, whether a foreclosure action is an action to recover the mortgage money, which is governed by sections 2 and 8 of the last-mentioned statute; or

LAXITY OF INTERPRETATION IN whether it is an action for the recovery of the mortgaged land, which is governed by the 7 Will. 4, and 1 Vict. c. 28. According to the

CRIMINAL CASES. interpretation put by Chinnery v. Evans (11 Ho. of L. 115) upon The decision in the case of Reg. v. Martin (L. R. 8 Q. B. D. 54) the language of 3 & 4 Will. 4, c. 27, s. 40, which is followed seems to us a very strong one. The prisoner was indicted for by 37 & 38 Vict. c. 57, s. 8, the money must be paid by the inflicting grievous hodily harm on two persons. What he did was person by whom the same shall be payable, or his agent”; while 7 to put out the gaslights on the staircase of a theatre, and to place Will. 4, and 1 Vict. c. 28, merely says “ within twenty years after a bar across the doorway. The result was a panic, and a great the last payment." Mr. Justice FRY, undoubtedly following pressure among those seeking to get out, and the persons in the opinion expressed by the Court of Appeal in Heath v. Pugh question were in consequence injured. The prisoner was convicted, (L. R. 6 Q. B. D. 345), and perhaps following the opinion of and the Court of Criminal Appeal sustained the conviction. We Lord ST. LEONARDS in Wrixon v. Vize (3 Dr. & War. 104), cannot help thinking that in substance this conviction was wrong. held that the object of the action was to recover the land ; The conduct of the prisoner was, in any case, very reprehensible, and he refused to import into the 7 Will. 4, and 1 Vict. c. 28, and wicked in the extreme if he had present in his mind the the restrictions contained in the 37 & 38 Vict. c. 57. He held dangerous nature of the acts he was doing. Therefore, probably that the payment by the tenant was a sufficient payment within no particular harm was done in this case by the conviction. Such the relevant statute ; and therefore that, though made by the conduct ought to be punishable. But the question is whether it tenant of a part only of the land, it was sufficient to keep alive fairly comes within the terms of the statute under which the the remedies of the mortgagees as against the whole. This judg- prisoner was convicted. We think there is a dangerous tendency ment has now been reversed by the Court of Appeal, which has observable on the part of judges at the present day to stretch the restricted the foreclosure rights of the mortgagees to so much of words defining crimes to include all matters which, though not the land as was held by the tenant who made the payment. As strictly within the words, nevertheless come within the regards this part of the land, the rights of the mortgagees, who reason of the statute. In former days judges went to had entered into possession by receiving the rents and profits, the other extreme. Some of the old decisions may have could not le questioned.

been absurd, but the principle on which they went was in itself a good and wholesome one. In criminal

matters a laxity of interpretation is, in our opinion, to be deTHE SUGGESTION in the proposed Rules of Procedure for precated. It seems to us that the result of the prisoner's act in the House of Commons that “two Standing Committees be appointed this case-viz., the grievous bodily harm-was, under the circumfor the consideration of all Bills relating to law and courts of stances, too remote a consequence of the prisoner's act to be fairly justice, and to trade, shipping, and manufactures, which may be describable as inflicted by the prisoner according to the ordinary committed to them respectively; that the said Standing Com- use of language. We are not disposed to deny that if there was mittee do consist of not less than sixty, nor more than eighty, evidence that the acts were done with the actual intention of members, to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, who causing bodily harm, the bodily harm might be said to be inflicted shall have regard to the classes of Bills committed to such com- by the doer of them. But it must be observed that this was not mittees, to the composition of the House, and to the qualifica- in terms found. tions of the members selected ; and shall have power to add and It seems to us that the words “unlawfully and maliciously " discharge members from time to time, provided the number of were not correctly applied in the reasoning of the judges on the

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