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London And Provincial Traders' Wholesale Stores, LiMiTBD.—By an order made

by Kay, J, dated Jan 19, it was ordered that the stores be wound up. Maples and Co,

Frederick's pi, Old Jewry, solicitors for the petitioners Quartz Hill Consolidated Gold Mining Company, Limited,—Petition for winding

tip, presented Jan 30, directed to be heard before Hall, V.C., on Feb 10. Bolton and

Co, Lincoln's inn fields, solicitors for tbo petitioner Society Of African Thadees, Limited.—By an order made by Fry. J, dat°d Jan 21,

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

for the petitioner

Sonoha Company, Limited.—By an order made by Kay, J, dated Jan 21, it was ordered that the company be wound up. Sedgwick, New Broad si, solicitor for the petitioners

Texas Freehold Farm And Emigration Union, Limited.—Hall, V.C, hns, 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, Limitbd.—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.]

Friendly Societies Dissolved. Court 6080 Phidb Ot Pimbo Lane Ancient Order Of Foresters' Friendly Society,

Railway Hotel, Pimbo lane, Uphollnnd, Lancaster. Jan 23
Female- Feiendly Society, Saracen's Head Inn, Weston-on-Trent, Stafford. Jan 20
Littlepobt Good Intent Lodge Of Ancient Shepherds' Feiendly Society,

Liitlcport, Cambridge. Jan 24
United Templars' Mutual Benefit Society, St. James's School, St. James's rd,

Liverpool. Jan 26

[Gazette, Jan. 27.J

Dingle Crusaders' Good Templar Mutual Benefit Society, St. Philemon's Mission

Room, Spring st, Liverpool. Jan 28
Minerva Lodge, No. 76-i, Independent Obdbe Of Odd Fellows, Manchester Unity,

Brown Cow Inn, Bentham, York. Jan 28
Nottingham County Friendly Society, Nottingham. Jan 28

{Gazette, Jan. 31.J

NEW ORDERS, &c.

PRIVATE BILL OFFICE, HOUSE OF LORDS. Notice To Agents. In order to expedite business, the agents having the oondaot of Private Bills are desired to give immediate notice in this offioe of any Bill in their charge whiob, for any reason, will not be proceeded with daring the present Session.

COURT PAPERS.

SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE. Bota Of Registrars In Attendancb On

Date. V. O.bacoit. T. 0. Uni.
Affxal.

Monday, Feb 6 Mr. Farrer Mr. Koe Mr. Merivale

Tuesday , 7 Teesdale Clowes King

Wednesday 8 Farrer Koe Merivale

Thursday 9 Teesdale Clowes King

Friday ., 10 Farrer Koe Merivale

Saturday 11 Teesdale Clowes King

Mr. Justice Mr. Justice Mr. Justice

r'RT. Kat. Chitit.

Monday, Feb 6 Mr. Latham Mr. Cobby Mr. Ward

Tuesday , 7 Carrington Jackson Pemberton

Wednesday 8 Latham Cobby Ward

Thursday 9 Cairington Jackson Pemberton

Friday 10 Latham Cobby Ward

Saturday 11 Carrington Jackson Pemberton

SURREY ASSIZES.

The commission will be opened on the afternoon of Monday, the 6th of February, and business commenced in both courts the next morning at half-pnst ten o'cluck in the forenoon precisely.

All clerks to justices are requested forthwith to send ti e depositions to the Deputy Clerk of Assize.

Jan. 31, 1882.

SALES OF ENSUING WEEK. Feb. 8.—Messrs. Fabebkother, Ellis, Clark, & Co., at the Mart, at 2 p.m.,

Freehold Properly («c advertisement this week, p. 4). Fib. 9.—Messrs. C C. & T. Moobb, at the Mart, at 1 for 2 p.m., Leasehold

Estates (see advertitement this week, p. 4).

At the Stock and Share Auction Company's sale, held on January 31, at tlitir sale-room, Crown-conrt-buildiogs, Old Broad-street, the following were amongst the prices obtained :—Pure Beverage Company £1 share", 9s. 6d.; New Zealand Knpanga Gold Mining £1 shares, fully paid, lis. ; Egvpt Pref., 87J (for money) UniBed, 62{; Rhodes Reer Gold Mining £1 th are?, l2e. 6d.;

roog Gold Mining £1 shares, 10s. ; Oriental Telephone £1 shares, 10s. paid, 9*. Od.; and other miscellaneous securities fetched fair prices. Chappcis' Dathqht Biplictoss Fob Schools.—Factory, 69, Fleet-street.—[advi.]

CREDITORS' CLAIMS.

CREDITORS UNDER %% & 23 VICT- CAP. 25.
LAST DAY OF CLAIM.

Albino, Benedict, Welbeck at, Cavendish sq, Civil Engineer. Feb 16. Amog,

Clement's inn, Strand Barrett, Thomas, Cable st. St. George's-in-the-Enst, Bricklayer. Feb 18. Stones and Co, Finsbury circus

Battbhson, William, Girton, Cambridge, Farmer. June 1. Wayman, Cambridge Crosland, Riohabd, Wcstwood Farm, Leeds, Cent, May 1. Harrison and Beaumont,

Wakefield

Eltn, Frederick", Binstead, nr Ryde, I.W., Esq. March 16. Bompas and Co, Great

Winchester st

Fblkin, Robert, Albert rd, Regent's park, Esq. Feb 27. Anderson and Sons, Ironmonger lane, Cheapeide Gabside, Firth, Hurst Brooke, Ashton-under-Lyne, Mechanic. Feb 22. Clayton,

Ash ton-un d er-Lyne

Garside, Sarah, Botany, Ashton-under-Lyne. March 1. Clayton, Ashton-under-Lyne
Harris, Thomas, 8hBlton, Bedford, Farmer. June 1. Becke and Green, Northampton
Hbdqer, Jambs, Newbury, Berks, Gent. Feb 15. Hedger, Fumival's inn, Holborn
Horn, Jane, Shaldon. Devon. March 26. Whidbome and Tozer, Teignmouth
Jones, Edwin, Pencoyd, Hereford, Farmer. Feb %. Jones, Aldebert terr, Clapham rd
Linton, William, Oakington, Cambridge, Retired Farmer. June 1. wayman.
Cambridge

Littlewood, Alice, Wisbech, Cambridge. March 1. Collins, Wisbech
Marshall, Charles Lambert, Heme hill, Surrey, Gent. Feb 14, Smith and Son,
Aldersgate st

Martin, George, Smallhythe, Kent, Farmer. Feb 9. Mace, Tonterden

Mordecai, 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-thc-Hill, Lincoln, Bricklayer. Jan 28. Tweed and Co,

Lincoln

Settles, William, West Ham, Essex, Gent. Feb 25. Stones and Co, Finsbury circus Shaw, John, Barnsloy, York, Gent. March 31. Dibb and Co, Barnsley Stubberpield, Winifred, St. Leonard's-on-Sea. Feb 28. Meadows and Elliott, Hastings

Swann, John James, Cambridge, Furniture Remover. June 1. Wayman, Cambridge Wocha, George, Scawfell st, Hackney rd, Licensed Victualler. Feb 20. Pownall and Co, Staple inn

WoocAll, William, Kingston-upon-HulI, out of business. March 1. Goy and Cross,

Barton-upon-Humber Worlock, Amelia, Bristol. Feb 18. Cumberland, Bristol [Gazette, Jan. 17.]

LONDON GAZETTES.

Bankrupts.

Feidat, Jan. 27,188J.

Under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869.

Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar.

To Surrender in London.

Begbie, Henry Du Vernet, Walbrook, Mine Owner. Pet Jan 23. Murray. Feb 10 at 11 Bushman, Newton Ramsay, Bishopsgate st, Contractor. Pet Jan 24. Murray. Feb 10 at 11

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

Brougham. Feb 7 at 12 Jory, James, Archer st, Westbourne grove, Builder. Pet Jan 26. Brougham. Feb 7

at 12 30

Moir, Alexander Mitchell, Morton rd, South Hampstead. Pet Nov 17. Hazlitt. Feb 7 at 11

To Surrender in the Country.

Boorman, Walter, Rainham, Kent, Builder. Pet Jan 23. Hayward. Rochester, Feb

13 at 2

Cantrill, Matthew Henry Frost, Winster, Derby, Surgeon. Pet Jan 24. Waller. Derby,

Feb 8 at 12

Dixon, John Charles, Birmingham, Butcher. Pet Jan 23. Parry. Birmingham, Feb 10 at 2

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

Davis. Nowport, Feb 10 at 11 Kelsall, John Dowell, Wiunington, Northwioh, Accountant. Pet Jan 25. Spoakman,

Crewe, Feb 10 at 10.30 Newman, William Henry, Southampton, Solicitor. Pet Jan 2-1. Daw, jun. Southampton, Feb 9 at 12

Pranglcy, Charles Thomas, Salisbury, Wilts, Agricultural Chemist. Pet Jan 23. Wilson. Salisbury, Feb 9 at 12

Spafford, Edward, Boothby and Aubourne, Lincoln, Farmer. Pet Jan 25. Uppleby.
Lincoln, Feb 11 at 11

Tuesday, Jan. 81,1882.
Under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869.
Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar.
To Surrender in London.

Marchisio, Mary, Oxford terrace, Hyde park, Lodginghouso Keeper. Pet Jan 29. Haz

litt. Feb 15 at 11

Williarcs, Alfred Charles, Philbrick terraoe, Peckham Rye, Chemist. Pet Jan 27. Pepys. Feb 16 at 11.80

To Surrender in the Country.

Purcell, Alfred Stanley, Greenheys, Lancaster, Salesman. Pet Jan 27. Hulton. Salford, Feb 16 at 11

Wilson, Charles, Leeds, Wine Merchant. Pet Jan 28. Marshall. Leeds, Feb 22 at 11

BANKRUPTCIES ANNULLED. Fsidat, Jan 27,1882. Fisher, Arthur, Derby, Jeweller. May 14

Tcisdat, Jan. 31, 1882.

Stalliammar, Baltzar Henry Frithjoff, and Thomas Biscos Uiddleton, Kingston npon

Hull, Timber Merchants. July 4

Feb 15 at 4 at offices Feb 6 at 12 at offices of Feb 8 nt 12 at

Feb 16 at 12 at offices

Liquidations by Arrangement.

FIRST MEETINGS OF CREDITORS. Friday, Jan. 27, 1882. Appleby, James, Dragon id, Peckham, Grocer. Feb 4 at 2 at offices of Ilderton, Jewry st

Aroiitage, Samuel Charlton, and Francis Sowerby Ruston, Chatteris, Isle of Ely, Cambridge, Agricultural Engineers. Feb 0 at 12 at offices of Ruston, Chatteris, Isle of Ely

Afthby, Samuel Gurney, Southsea, Hampshire, Coffee Dealer. Feb 8 at 2 at 146, Cheapside. Maynard, Brighton

Bailey, Thomas, Bolton, Lancaster, Commercial Traveller. Feb 9 at 3 at office of Taylor, Acresfield, Bolton

Bareham, Samuel, Rothschild rd, Acton Green, Builder. Feb 14 at 3 at offices of Ravenscroft and Co, John st, Bedford row

Bates, William George, Gravescnd. Kent, Grocer. Feb 0 at 12 at offices of Sharlandand Hatten, Court house, Ring at, Gravesend

Bell, Allison, Houghton le Spring, Durham, Farmer. Feb 10 at 11 at offices of Crow, the younger, West Sunniaide, Sunderland

Beresford, Henry, and William Bereaford, Macclesfield, Chester out of business. Feb 14 at 3 at the Mitre Hotel, Cathedral Steps, Manchester. Clark, Oldham

Bird, James, Green, Belgrave, Leicester, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer. Feb 10 at 3 at offices of Hollier, Market pi, Leicester

Bream, Thomas, Skolbrooke, York, Farmer. Feb 11 at 3 at New Elephant Hotel, Pontefract. Clark, Snaith

Brooking, Arthur, Sandown, Isle of Wight, Gentleman. Feb 17 at 11 at Bugle Hotel, Newport, Isle of Wight

Brown, Angus Sinclair, Doncaster, York, Chemist. Feb 10 at 11 at Dolphin Hotel, Market pi, Doncaster

Burridge, George, St Leonards on Sea, Tailor. Feb 7 at 3 at offices of Neve, Norman rd. St Leonards on Sea

Carter, Henry, Farslcy, Calverly, York, Builder. Feb 9 at 3 at offices of Berry and Co, Charles st, Bradford

Cawley, Sid, ond Richard Cawlev, Beaconsfield tor, West Kensington Park, Builders.

Feb9at 2 at the Beaconsfield Hotel, Salisbury ter, West Kensington pk. Marshal,

King st West, Hammersmith
Chariesworth, George, Higham Common, Barnsley, York, Minor.

of Rideal, Chronicle chmbrs, Barnsley
Christie, Alexander, Heujham, Norwich, Travelling Draper,

Bavin, Exchange st, Norwich
Clark, George, Asquitha ter, Hornsey rd. Upper Holloway, Grocer.

offices of Lanifham, Bartlett's bldgs, Holborn Cook, William Davison, South Shields, Joiner. Fob 10 at 12 at offices of Wawn, King

st, South Shields

Coombs, Frank, Chippenham, Wilts, Coach Builder. Feb 7 at 11.30 at offices of Bakewell, Chippenham

Coles, William, Woolwich, Kent, Boot Maker. Feb 13 at 3 at the Masons' Hall Tavern,

Masons* avenue, Basinghall st. Harte, Moorgate st Ciagg, Samuel, I-eicester, Cabinet Maker. Feb 16 at 11 at offices of Hincks, Bowling

Green st, Leicester

Davis, John Joseph, Boston pi, Dorset sq. Cab Proprietor. Feb 14 at 3 at the Masons'

Hall Tavern, Masons' avenue. Fowler and Co, Borough High st, Southwark
Dorey, Henry, and William Polden Dorey, Poole, Coal Merchants. Feb 8 at 1 at the

Inns of Court Hotel, Holborn. Travers
Denver, Alfred, Silchester rd, Nottinghill, Oil and Colourman

of Cronin, Southampton st, Bloomsbury sq Dredge, James, Prestleigh, Doulting, Somerset, Innkeeper. Feb 8 at 3 at the Bell Inn,

Evercreech, Somerset. Balch, Bruton Eaton, William, Bwlchyciban, Llanfechain, Montgomery, Innkeeper. Feb 14 at 12.30

a*, offices of Pughe, Llanfyllin Kyfcyn, Llewellyn, Union st, Southwark, Licensed Victualler. Feb 8 at 2 at offices of

Moore and Son, Crosby sq. Stanley, Austin frinrs Ferguson, Edward Turner, and James Williatr ''urner, Liverpool, Mineral Water

Manufacturers. Feb 8 at 3 at offices of Barrell a 1 Co, Lord st, Liverpool Fletcher, William, Knottingley, York, Innkeeper, .'eb 13 at 8 at offices of Foster and

Raper, Ropergate, Pontefract GaHiers, Thomas, Plealey, Pontesbury, Salop, Farmer. Feb 8 at 12 at offices of Corser

and Son, Swan hill, Shrewsbury Gaylard, Charles, Air st, Piccadilly, Saddler. Feb 17 at 3 at offices of Lumley and

Lumtev, Conduit st

Ghilks, John, Pelsall, Stafford, Beer Retailer. Feb 10 at 11 at offices of Loxton, Walsall GUI, Joseph, Ulverston, Lancaster, Boot Maker. Feb 10 at 3 at Temperance Hall,

Ulventon. Salmon and Co, Ulverston Goddard, James, Southampton, Com Merchant. Feb 8 at 11.30 at offices of Davis and

Bennet, Portland ft, Southampton. Holiest and Co, Farnham Gordon, James, Longton, Stafford, Coach Builder. Feb 6 at 10 at offices of Ashmall,

Albion st, Hanley

Griffith.*, David, Bridgend, Glamorgan, Licensed Victualler. Feb 10 at 12.30 at offices

of Randall, Noltoc st, Bridgend txrifflths, Richard. Kidderminster, Clerk in a Carpet Manufactory. Feb 13 at 3 at offices

of Thursfield, Swan st, Kidderminster Granbaum, Hermann Otto Albert Emil, Bishospgate st, Without, Surgeon Dentist. Fob

21 at 3 at Bishopsgate st. Without. Brighten and Parker Haegele, Jacob, City rd, Furrier. Feb 20 at 2 at offices of Routh and Co, Southampton

ist, Bloomsbury

':> .-v. John Henry, Little Hoole, Preston, Pork Butcher. Feb 8 at 11.30 at Scarsbrick

Hotel, Lord st, Preston. Lynch and Teobay, Liverpool Harris, James, Dunmow, Essex, Licensed Victualler. Feb 20 at 1 at offices of Moss,

Gracechurch st

fclfllier, Alfred, and John Lewis Oldacre, Green st, Bethnal Green, Hatters. Feb 21 at

2 at offices of Edmonds and Co, Cheapside. Hudson and Co Hodgson, John, Leeds, Picture Dealer. Feb 9 at 2 at offices of Pullan, Albion st, Leeds Hughes, John, Sedgley, Stafford, Brickyard Manager. Feb 7 at 11 at offices of Whitebouse, Tipton

Unimex, Frederick, Old Kent rd, Basket Manufacturer. Feb 16 at 2 at Masons1 Hall

Tavern, Mason's avenue. Fowler and Co, Borough High st, Southwark Jackson, Frederick, Great Parndon, Essex, Wheelwright. Feb 8 at 3 at George Hotel,

Harlow. Gongh, Waltham Abbey Jones, John Henry, Cardiff, Auctioneer. Feb 9 nt 12 at offices of Jones, Queen st,

Cardiff. Williams, Pontypridd Jr^eph, Isaac, Sunderland, Durham, Tailor. Feb 7 at 11 at offices of Fairclough, Foyle

st, Sunderland

Kay, Thomas, Sheffield, Auctioneer. Feb 8 at 3 at offices of Pierson, Queen st, Sheffield
Kemp, Robert William, Portsmouth, Potato Merchant. Feb 10 at 3 at offices of Gardner,

Commercial st, Landport
King, Herbert Brownlow Ashby, Belgrave, Leicester, Baker. Feb 13 at 3 at offices of

Hincks, Bowling Green st

Knapp, John, Bridge at, New Swindon, Builder. Feb 6 at 3 at office of Boodle, Albion bMgs, New Swindon

Langworthy, Hev Wdliam Henry, Bexford, Suffolk, Schoolmaster. Feb 9 at 11 at 83,

Gresham st. Block and Wollaston, Ipswich
Lawton, Edwin, Florence, nr Longton, Stafford, Cask Maker. Feb 10 at 11 at offices of

Clarke and Hawley, Church st, Longton
Leannan, Charles, Sheriff HuUon, York, Boot Maker. Feb 8 at 1 at office of Wiftinson,

St Helen's sq, York

George Thornton, Baker's row, Whltochapel, Eating-house Keeper. Feb 6 at 2 at offices of Haynes, Martin's lane, Cannon st Letts. Samuel Allen, Arthur rd, Brixton, Bank Manager. Feb 21 at 8 at offices of Foremanand Co, Gresham st. Cannon, Wool Exchange, Coleman st

man, Absalom, Moor hwc, Leather Dealer, Fob 9 at 11 at offices of Chalk, Finsbury circus

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

Liverpool

Mnckness, William, Tottenham ct rd, Grocer. Feb 13 at 2 at 145, Cheapside. Crouch

and Co, Basinghall st Mansfield, Henry, Gorton, Lancaster, Baker. Feb 22 at 3 at Ship Inn, Blue Boar at Manners, Thomas, Ilkeston, Derby, Joiner. Feb 15 at 3 at Sir John Warren Hotel,

Market pi, Ilkeston. Nadin, Manchester Marnitt, Thomas Barker, Scarborough, Draper. Feb 11 at 12 at Merchants' Hotel,

Manchester. Appleyard, Scarborough Margetts, Frederick William, Hallow, Worcester, Commission Agent. Feb 8 at 11 at

offices of Tree and Son, High st, Worcester Meldrum, James, Market pi, Kendal, Nurseryman. Feb 9 at 12 at Shelly Arms Hotel,

Preston. Watson, Kendal Mitchell, Henry, Lyncombe, Bath, Innkeeper. Feb 11 at 11 at offices of Bartrum and

Bartlett, Northumberland bldgs, Bath Moffatt, Alexander Charles, College st, Consulting Engineer. Feb 14 at 2 at offices of

Foster, Gracechurch st Nelmes, Robert Fitzhardinge, Bristol, Gloucester, Traveller. Feb 11 at 11 at offices of

Anstey, John st, Bristol Newland, Georgo William, Buntingford, Hertford, Grocer. Feb 9 at 3 at George and

Dragon Hotel, High st, Buntingford. Nash, Royston, Herts Nicholson, Robert, Gt Driffield, "iork, Fcllmonger. Jan 10 at 2.30 at Exchanjre st, Gt

Driffield. Dunn, Gt Driffield Parker, Samuel Alfred, Aston-juxta-Birmingham, Warwick, Dairyman. Feb 10 at 11

at offices of Morgan, Wateiloo st, Birmingham Parker, Samuel, Stannitgton Vicarage, Bradfield, Ecclesfield, York, Clerk in Holy

Orders. Feb 10 at 4 at offices of Binney and Co, Queen at chmbrs, Sheffield Parkin, William Henry, Ravensthorpe, York, Contractor. Feb It at 10.30 at offices of

Ridway and Ridgway, Union st, Dewabury Pearson, Tom, Bradford, York, Overlooker. Feb 3 at 10 at Odd Fellows Hall, Thornton

rd, Bradford

Penney, Edward James, Blue Town, Sheerness, Kent, Greengrocer. Feb 7 at 12.30 at

offices of Copland, Edward st, Sheerness, Kent Perkins, WTilliam Samuel, Belgravo, Leicester, Tailor and Outfitter. Fob 16 at 3 at

offices of Hiucks, Bowling green st, Leicester Preston, John James, William Walwin Preston, and Ebeneaer Samuel Preston, Leicester,

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

Leicester

Redfern, Thomas Wood, Hulme, nr Manchester, Cabinet Maker. Feb 16 at 3 at Mitre

Hotel, Cathedral gates, Manchester Walker, Manchester Roberts, Henry, New Southgate, Zincworker. Feb 9 at 3 at offices of Robinson and

Leslie, Coleman st. Andrews, Fenchurch st Robson, Matthew, South Shields, Durham, Flock and Mast Maker. Feb 15 at 3 at office

of Scott, K\ng st, South Shields Round, Elijah. Hanley, Stafford, Fishmonger. Feb 7 at 11 at offices of Stevenson,

Cheapside, Hanley

Slater, Francis, Lawton rd, Mile End, Fur Skin Dresser. Feb 4 at 10.30 at Bromley st. Commercial rd East, Stepney

Smith, John, High st, Marylebone, Licensed Victualler. Feb 10 at 12 at office of Langham, Bartlett's bldgs, Holborn Circus

Smith. Matthew, Hexham, Northumberland, Drapei. Feb 13 at 1 at offices of Winter, Market pi, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Lockhart, Hexham

Smith, Samuel William, North Thoresby, Lincoln, Innkeeper. Feb 10 at 2.46 at offices of Mason, Victoria st South, Gt Grimsby

Spurling, George, Brundith, Suffolk, Carpenter. Feb 11 at 2 at Crown Hotel, Framlingham. Alston, Framlingham

Stiles, William, Nottingham, Plasterer. Feb 21 at 3 at offices of Stroud, Low Pavement, Nottingham

Storey, Henry Winship, Gosforth, Northumberland, Carver. Feb 8 at 11 at offices of

Dickinson, Royal arcade, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Sykes, William Henry, Micklegate, York, Fishmonger. Feb 13 at 11 at office of Young,

Low Ousegate, York

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

Hotel, Victoria st. Wade, Burnham Tation, Daniel, Leek Lowe, Stafford, Bootmaker. Fob 9 at 11 at 1. Church lane, Leek.

Bisbton, Leek

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

Prieetgate, Darlington. Tippen, John, Upper Uxbridge st, Notting Hill, Gas Engineer. Feb 10 at 10 at office of '"""Isley, Abchurch yd

Feb 10 at 11 at offices of Mossman and Haley, Brad

Feb 11 at 10 30 at office of Truswell,

Feb 13

Todd, Mary, Bradford, innkeeper, ford

Tomlinson, James Henry, Birstal, York, Grocer.

Bank chbrs, Batley. Parker
Vince, Joseph Mann, and Isaac Mann Vince, Great Yarmouth, Fish Merchants.

at 12 at office of Wiltshire, South Quay, Gt Yarmouth Wade, Thomas, Coventry, Licensed Victualler. Feb 10 at 2 at offices of Neale and Addison, Hay lane, Coventry Walker, Benjamin, Barrow in Furness, Music Hall Manager. Feb 7 at 11 at Trevelyan

Temperance Hotel, Barrow in Furness. Sims
Walbourne, Isaac, Bristol, Tailor. Feb 9 at 12 at office of Hudson, Exchange, Bristol.

Beckinsrham, Broad st, Bristol
White, Ralph, Upper JameB st, Camden Town, Builder. Feb 16 at 2 at the Guildhall

Tavern, Gresham st. Nichols and Co, Gresham Sl
Whitley, Samuel, Rastrick, Halifax, Woollen Manufacturer. Feb 10 at 3 at the Griffin

Hotel, George st, Halifax. Garsed, Halifax Wilkinson, John Chissell Cuthbert, Anerley, Surrey, Wholesale and Retail Grocer. Feb

16 at 3 at offices of Waller and Co, Pinners' Hall, Old Broad st Woodman, Ezra, Old Ind, Minety, Licensed Victualler. Feb 6 at 10 at office of Boodle,

Albion bldgs, New Swindon, Wilts Wreasel, William, Drax, York, Farmer. Feb Oat 3 at LondeslKiro' Hotel, Selby. Green,

Howdon

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 1882. Anderson, Andrew, jun, Liverpool, Tobacconist. Feb 10 at 2.30 at offices of Lumb Dale st, Liverpool

Ball, Georgo Yeatherd, Gower st, Manager to .a Foreign Importer. Feb 14 at 12 at

offices of Plunkett and Leader, St Paul's ch yd Bell, Emma, Derby, Grocer. Feb 15 at 3 at offices of Leech and Co, St James's st,

Derby

Bentley, Thomas, Halifax, York, Builder. Feb U at 3 at offices of Boocock, Silver st, Halifax

Britton, William Henry, Westgate-on-Sca, Kent, Plumber. Feb 11 at 2 at offices of

Hills, Grosvenor ter, Margato Bloom, Israel, Swansea, Picture Frame Manufacturer. Feb 14 at 3 at offices of Thomas,

Fisher st, Swansea

Brookes, James, Wellington, Salop, Surgeon. Feb 10 at 11 at Bull's Head Hotel, Wellington. Carrane, Wellington

Burrow, Edward, Lower Stratton, Wilts, out of business. Feb 11 at 10 at offices of Foreman, Cricklade st, Swindon •

Butt, Thomas, Cinderford, Gloucester, Publican. Feb 13 at 4 at offices of Jackson George st, Gloucester

Butler, George Bradley, Whittlesey, Cambridge, Carpenter. Feb 10 at 12 at offices of

Gaches, Cathedral Gates, Peterborough Garrard, George, Gracechurch st, Wine Shipper. Feb 24 at 11 at Inns of Court Hotel,

High Holborn

Cocker, Thomas Fildes, Onghtibridge, York, Manager of Steel and Iron Works. Feb 10 at 3.30 at offices of Broomhead and Co, Bank chmbrs, George st, Sheffield

Crisp, William, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Tailor. Fob 10 at 3 at offices of Stroud and Ryland, Clarence parade, Cheltenham

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Elliott, Charles William, Westmill, Hert ord, Farmer. Feb 18 at 2 at tho Rod LionHotel, Cambridge. Nash, Royston * , Evans, William Ivor, Ferndale, nr Pontypridd, Outfitter. Feb 0 at 12 at office of Rosser, High st, Pontypridd

Fleetwood, William, Moore, Chestor, Farmer. Feb 21 at 3 at offices of Moore and Sons,

Upper Bank st, Warrington Godden, Edward Thomas, Kingston on Thames, Surrey, Auctioneer. Feb 15 at 12 at

offices of Robinson, Philpot lane Gray, George, Margate, Kent, House- Furnisher. Feb 20 at 3 at 1, Cecil sq, Margate.

Gibson, Margate

Griffin, George Edward, the Crescent, Clapham Common, Clapham, out of business.

Feb 13 at 2 at offices of Berry and Co, Chancery lano Golding, Susan, and Nathaniel Brown Human, Isleham, Cambridge, Butchers. Feb I t

nt 11.30 at the Rutland Arms Hotel, Newmarket. Read, Mililenhall Gumbley, James, Birmingham, Lamp Manufacturer. Feb 11 at 11 at 1, Newhall st,

Birmingham. Robinson and Son, Birmingham Haigh, Edward, Harrogate, York, Chemical Manure Merchant. Feb 14 at 3 at offices of

Bointon, Old Bank chmbrs, Leeds Haigh, William, Huddersfield, Cotton Waste Dealer. Feb 10 at 3 at offices of Welsh

Victoria chmbrs, Queen st, Huddersfield Hamshaw, Sydney Edward, Oxford. Feb 13 at 11 at offices of Mallam, High 6t,

Oxford

Harrison, Thomas, Manchester, Lancaster, Cabinet Maker. Feb 17 at 3 at offices of Jones, Princes st, Manchester. Knott. Manchester

Hatfield, Arthur, Stone, Stafford, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer. Feb 10 at 11 at offices of Kent, Chancery lane, Longton

Hilton, John, Pemberton, Lancaster, Shopkeeper. Feb 14 at 3 at offices of Wood, Victoria bldgs, King st, Wigan

Hinchliffo, George, Huddersfield, Woollen Cloth Manufacturer. Feb 0 at 3 at offices of Schofield, Huddersfield. Booth, Huddersfield

Hinkley, William John, Lynsted, Kent, Builder. Feb 16 at 11 at offices of Gibson, Sittingbourne, Kent

Holford, Henry John, Acton, Middlesex, Coach Builder. Feb 15 at 1 at offices of Brown, Lincoln's-inn-fields

Holmes, William, Knaresborough, York, Hay and Straw Dealer. Feb 11 at 11 at offices

of Batcson and Hutchinson, Harrogato Howarth, John Colingo, Newton Heath, Lancaster, Cotton Manufacturer. Feb 16 at 3

at offlcos of Parker and Stocks, Norfolk st, Manchester Hughes, John, and Robert Watterson, Liverpool, Glass Stamers. Feb 13 at 3 at offices

ofQuinn, South John st, Liverpool Hutchinson, John, Southwick, Durham, Boot Maker. Feb 13 at 12 at offices of Graham

and Shepherd, John st, Sunderland Hukton, Frederick Rowland, Birmingham, Butcher. Feb 13 at 12 at offices of Higgs

Bennett's hill, Birmingham Jackson, Henry, Brierley hill, Stafford, Licensed Victualler. Feb 13 at 11 at offices of

Shakespeare, Church st, Oldbury Kingsland, John, Cornwall rd, Westbnumo park, Ball Dress Manufacturer. Feb 21 at

3 at the Inns of Court Hotel, High Holboni. Tilsley, Abohurch yard, Cannon st Kirby, Thomas, Aston-juxta-Birmingham, Baker. Feb 13 at 11 at offices of Huggins

and Mallard, Newhall chmbrs, Newhall st, Birmingham 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, Bedford circus, Exoter. Creed, Newton Abbot Lewis, Robert, Dyer's bldgs, Holborn, Electro Plate Factor. Feb 16 at 2 at offices of

Montagu, Bucklcrsbury Linton, Robert, Warburton Mills, Hcatley, Chester, Miller. Feb 22 at 3 at offices of

Moore and Son, Upper Bank st, Warrington Xovell, Edward, St Michael's rd, Wood Green, Builder. Feb 13 at 2 at offices of Alsop

and Co, Gt Marlborough st, Regent st Maclean, Robert, Beverley, York, Draper. Feb 13 at 2 at the Paragon Hotel, Kingston

upon-Hull. White, Great Driflleld Midillebrook, Tom, Leeds, Woollen Manufacturer. Feb 13 at 3 at the Law Institution,

Albion pi, Leeds. Scatcherd and Hopkins, Leeds Milburn, Robert Alexander, Sunderland, Grocer. Fob 14 at 3 at offices of Trowhitt and

Robson, Fawcctt st, Sunderland Mold. Edward George, Rugby, Baker. Feb 10 at 2.30 at offices of Hughes and Masser,

Little Park st, Coventry Muggeridge, Matthew, Warnham, Sussex, Farmer. Fob 15 at 12 at offices of Medwin

and Co, London rd, Horsham Newcombe, Robert, Henley-in-Arden, Warwick, Clock Maker. Feb 14 at 3 at offices of

O'Connor, Bennett's hill, Birmingham Nettleton, WilUam Henry, Halifax, Coal Merchant. Feb 14 at 11 at offices of Boocock,

Halifax

Osborne, Frederick Norwood, Hawkinge, nr Folkestone, Farmer. Feb 13 at 2 at tho

Roso Hotel, Folkestone. Carder, Dover Play, Jabez, Brighton, Pork Butcher. Feb 14 at 2 at offices of Fenner and Hilton, Ship

st, Brighton

Pritchett, Thomas, Newington, Oxford, Farmer. Feb 17 at 12 at offices of Jones Watlington, Oxford

Ramshay, George, Brampton, Cumberland, Solicitor. Fob 20 at 3 at Scotch Arms Inn, Brampton. Forster

Reynolds, Mark, Bale st, Stepney, Beerhouse Keeper. Feb 15 at 2 at offices of Foster,

Queen st pi, Cannon st Richards, Susanna Borrington, Abergavenny, Monmouth, Ironmonger. Fob 16 at 11 at

omcs of Sayce, Lion st, Abergavenny Richardson, Mary Ann, Midville, Lincoln, Farmer. Feb 13 at 11 at office of Rico and Co,

Main Ridge, Boston

Ridge, Charles Albert, Exeter, Law Clerk. Feb 13 at 11 at offices of Southcott, Post

Office st, Bedford circus, Exeter. Tozer, Exeter Roleston, Francis Joseph Southwood, Bristol, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer. Feb 13 at

2 at office of Sibly, Exchange West Rook, Samuel, Idsworth, Hants, Licensed Victualler. Feb 13 at 2 at Fountain Inn, the

Green, Rowland's Castle, Idesworth. Foltham, Portsoa Rowlands, James Hughes, Ystalyfera, Glamorgan, Stationer. Feb 7 at 11.30 at offices

of LeyEon, Fisher st, Swansea Rowling, Samuol Arthur, Eye, Suffolk, Feb 11 at 1 at office of Lawton, Eye. Gudgeon,

Stowmarket

Sallmann, Robert Adolphe, Liverpool rd, Islington, Ornamental Confectioner. Feb 8

at 3 at office of Norris, Southampton bldgs, Chancery lane Salter, George, North Moreton, Berks, Baker. Fob 14 at 3 at office of Slade, St Mary's

Bt, Wallingford

Schneider, Theodor, Leadonhall st. Commission Merchant. Feb 20 at 3 at offices of Cooper and Co, George st, Mansion House. Hollams and Co, Mincing lane

Shackoll, Joseph, Goswell rd, Watchmaker. Feb 10 at 3 at Mason's Hall Tavern, Mason's avenue, Basinghall st. Ricketts, King's Cross rd

Sharp, Joseph, Huddersfield, Tailor. Feb 16 at 11 at offices of Bottomley, New st, Huddersfield

Shaw, John Wesley, Halifax, Coal Merchant. Feb 13 atrll at offices of Rhodes, Horton st, Halifax

Smalley, Walter, Heaton Norris, Lancaster, Painter. Feb 20 at 3 at office of Gardner,

Cooper st, Manchester Stembridge, Samuel, Leicester sq, Sauce Manufacturer. Feb 17 at 11 at 83, Gresham st.

Carter, Old Jewry chbrs Tank, Edward Thomas Daniel, Stratton, Cornwall, Hotel Keeper. Feb 11 at 2.30 at

Ocean Mail Hotel, Millbay. Tapley, Torrington Thwaitcs, Peter, North row, Covent Garden, Fruit Salesman. Feb 14 at 2 at offices of

Lindsoy, Queen Victoria st Underhill, William, Oldbury, Worcester, Maltster. Feb 11 at 11 at offices of Forrest,

Church Bt, Oldbury

Upton, George James, Cherry Orchard rd, Croydon, Pork Butcher. Feb 13 at 3 at

offices of Young, North End, Croydon Virgin, Charles, Bramber, Sussex, out of business. Feb 15 at 3 at offices of Buckwell,

New rd, Brighton

Walley, Thomas, Blackburn, Cotton Manufacturer. Feb 16 at 2 at Imperial Hotel,

Cornwallis st, Barrow-in-Furness. Thompson, Barrow-in-Furness Webster, Henry, Birmingham, out of business. Feb 10 at 3 at offices of Fallows,

Cherrv st, Birmingham West, William Edward, Bedford hill rd, Balham, Ironmonger. Feb 13 at 3 at offices of

Beard and Son, Basinghall st Williams, Walter, Ferryside, Confectioner. Feb 13 at 10.30 at offices of Morris, Red st,

Carmarthen

Wilson, Zachariah George, Norton, East Riding, Joiner. Feb 15 at 11 at George Hotel, New Malton

Woodhead, Thomas, Gt Grimsby, Provision Dealer. Feb 13 at 3 at offices of Martinson, Kingston-upon-Hull

Wootton, William, Shefford, Bedford, Plumber. Feb 13 at 12.30 at Inns of Court Hotel, Holborn. Conquest and Clare, Bedford

Wright, William, Sittingbourne, Kent, Bal:er. Feb 7 at 10.30 at offices of Gibson, Sittingbourne

Young, Charles, Andoversford, nr Cheltenham, Coal Merchant- Feb 14 at 12 at offices

of Clark, Regent st, Cheltenham Yoxall, Edward, Hanley. Oil Merchant. Feb 13 at 11 at Copeland Arms Hotel, Stoke

upon-Trent. Julian, Burslem

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CURRENT TOPICS.

We Print elsewhere a new Order of Transfer, whereby fortynine of the causes which were, on the 10th of January last, transferred to Mr. Justice Kay are further transferred to ViceChancellor Bacon.

Mb. Goldschmidt, solicitor, has been appointed to the Clerkship in the Chancery Registrars' Office, vacated by the appointment of Mr. Charles Carrington as a Chancery registrar. Mr. Goldschmidt is a son of Madame Otto Goldschmidt, the great vocalist.

An Important Notice will be found elsewhere, addressed by the Lord Chancellor to commissioners for oaths. The effect of the notice is that no alterations in an affidavit, made after it has been sworn, must be initialled by a commissioner. Any commissioner who commits such an irregularity, will render himself liable to the revocation of his commission. This notice has reference to ord. 37, r. 3c.

Admirers of the ancient legal regime may point with interest to the fact that in little more than thirty years no fewer than four puisne barons of the Court of Exchequer have become barons of the United Kingdom. In 1850, Baron Rolfe became Baron Cbanworth, and was subsequently Lord Chancellor. Baron Parke became Baron Wensleydale soon after his retirement from the bench in 1856. Baron Wilde, having been in 1863 transferred from the Court of Exchequer to the Probate and Divorce Court, became Baron Penzance in 1869; while Sir George Bkamwell, after five years' service in the Court of Appeal, now resumes his old and honoured appellation of Baron Bramwell.

If Only the country law societies would issue monthly reports, benighted London solicitors might be able to glean or elicit information of much value as to the proceedings within the sacred precincts of the Law Institution with reference to their livelihood. It will be seen from the report of the Nottingham Law Society, which we print elsewhere, that the draft order under the Solicitors' Remuneration Act "was regarded as inadequate by the representatives of most of the Associated Provincial Law Societies" present at the first meeting. But it appears from the letter of Mr. Marshall, which we print elsewhere, that the draft order has now been approved by the Societies.

The Renewed Discussion in the House of Commons on the Bbadlaugh matter reminds us of a case in which the vexed question of the oath, or rather, of the religious sanction which lies behind the oath, came up some little time ago in the Assize Court of Paris. It appears that it is the duty of the foreman of a French jury to bring in the verdict with a certain formula, which includes the words "decant Dieu." Not only is this formula ordained by custom, but any variation from it affords ground for setting aside the verdict on appeal. In the case referred to, the foreman omitted to use the words " decant Dieu"; and when reminded of them by the presiding judge, he replied that he did not know what God meant. The incident, however, was speedily closed, for the jury, by a majority of nine to three proceeded to elect a fresh foreman.

The Government Bills mentioned in the Queen's Speech 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 nine measures, wc may probably expect from the Government a Parliamentary Oaths Bill, and a little Judicature Bill. Amongst the measures to be introduced by private members, a Sunday Closing (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 intention to re-introduce his Settled Land Bill next Friday, together with a Bill "to amend further the law and practice of conveyancing." The object of this measure may be conjectured to be to patch up a few of the more glaring defects of the Conveyancing Act, 1881, and to restore the provisions struck out of that Act in the House of Commons, particularly the clause providing for the abolition of acknowledgment of deeds by married women.

A Question Of Domicile, curious in itself, and still more curious from its circumstances, was decided on Saturday last by the First Division of the Scottish Court of Session. It was a>\ 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 matrimonii. The parties were both English. The action was ti a certain extent collusive, for the adultery was admitted, and the husband had given notice to his wife of his intention to take up his residence in Scotland with the express purpose of gaining a Scotch domicile. His ultimate object, of course, was to be enabled to marry again. But he had subsequently received advice to the effect that such a second marriage would not be valid in England; and he therefore announced that he had changed his intention of seeking to acquire a Scotch domicile. When the case came before the court below, the husband pleaded to the jurisdiction; but the Lord Ordinary (Lord Lee) held that he had acquired a domicile. This judgment, however, has been reversed on appeal by the court above, consisting of the Lord President (Lord Inglis) and Lords Deas, Mure, and Shand. They have decided that, though a domicile can be acquired even when the express object of the party is to avail himself of the incidental privilege of his new domicile in respect of divorce, yet the domicile must not be a fictitious one. In the present case the facts did not establish a domicile. There was residence, indeed, but no intention of remaining; and the latter element is no less essential to domicile than the former.

A Commissioner Fob Oaths informs us that a deponent 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 our correspondent repeated the usual form of words, after which the deponent said Yes, and put down the book. Was th e oath rightly administered? We think it was. "Numerous instances," says Mr. Best in his learned Treatise on Evidence, "are to be found in our books of the application of the principle, that witnesses are to be sworn in that form which they consider binding on their consciences. Members of the Church of Scotland (Mee v. Reid, 1 Peake, 23) and others {Colt v. Dutton, 2 Sid. 6; Mildrone's case, 1 Leach C. L. 412; Walker's case, Id. 498) who object to kissing or touching the book, have been sworn by lifting up the hand while it lay open before them." And he goes on to cite the well-known cases of Omichuud v. Barker (I Atk. 21.), where a Hindoo swore by touching the foot of a Brahmin; of S. v. Entrheman (Car. & M. 248), where a Chinaman swore by breaking a saucer, while the officer administering the oath (through an interpreter) warned him if he did not tell the truth his soul would be cracked like the saucer; and of S. v. Sic/wo (April 2, 1855), where "the same form was followed, with the addition that the saucer was filled with salt." But, indeed, all doubt appears to be removed by the statute, 1 8c 2 "Vict. c. 105, which enacts that, "in all cases in which an oath may lawfully be administered to any person ... on any occasion whatever, such person is bound by the oath administered, provided the same shall have been administered in such form and with such ceremonies as such person may declare to be binding." The answer "Yes" of the deponent in the case we are commenting on would, wc imagine, be a declaration that the form observed by the officer and himself between them was "binding" within the statute. It is well to point out, however, that the statute expressly recognizes the obligation to take an oath, and docs not substitute a declaration for it. An oath is defined to be " a recognition by the speaker of the presence of an invisible Being superior to man, ready and willing to punish any deviation from truth, invoking that Being to attest the truth of what is uttered" (Best on Evidence, p. 228).

The Decision of Mr. Justice Fry in Harlock v. Ashberry (L. R. 18 Ch. D. 229), was last week reversed by the Court of Appeal. As the case is, perhaps, one of first impression, its decision is important, The plaintiffs were mortgagees who claimed to foreclose; the defendant pleaded the Statute of Limitations. The last payment made by the mortgagor had been made in 1859; but in 1878, the plaintiffs had given notice to the tenant of a part of the property to pay his rent to them, and received half a year's rent accordingly in June of that year. The writ was issued in April, 1880; so that, if the payment made in 1878 by the tenant was what we may call a good payment within the relevant statute, the case would lie well within the twelve years allowed by the 37 & 38 Vict. c. 57. 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 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 interpretation put by Chinnery v. Evans (11 Ho. of L. 115) upon the language of 3 Sc 4 Will. 4, c. 27, s. 40, which is followed by 37 8c 38 Vict. c. 57, s. 8, the money must be paid " by the person by whom the same shall be payable, or his agent "; while 7 Will. 4, and 1 Vict. c. 28, merely says "within twenty years after the last payment." Mr. Justice Fry, undoubtedly following the opinion expressed by the Court of Appeal in Heath v. Pugh (L. K. 6 Q. B. D. 345), and perhaps following the opinion of Lord St. Leonards in Wrixon v. Vize (3 Dr. & War. 104), held that the object of the action was to recover the land; and he refused to import into the 7 Will. 4, and I Vict. c. 28, the restrictions contained in the 37 & 38 Vict. c. 57. He held that the payment by the tenant was a sufficient payment within the relevant statute; and therefore that, though made by the tenant of a part only of the land, it was sufficient to keep alive the remedies of the mortgagees as against the whole. This judgment has now been reversed by the Court of Appeal, which has restricted the foreclosure rights of the mortgagees to so much of the land as was held by the tenant who made the payment. As regards this part of the laud, the rights of the mortgagees, who had entered into possession by receiving the rents and profits, could not be questioned.

The Suggestion in the proposed Rules of Procedure for the House of Commons that" two Standing Committees be appointed for the consideration of all Bills relating to law and courts of justice, and to trade, shipping, and manufactures, which may be committed to them respectively; that the said Standing Committee do consist of not less than sixty, nor more than eighty, members, to be nominated by the Committee of Selection, who shall have regard to the classes of Bills committed to such committees, to the composition of the House, and to the qualifications of the members selected; and shall have power to add and discharge members from time to time, provided the number of

eighty be not exceeded; and that all Bills comprised in each of the said classes shall be committed to one of the said Standing Committees, unless the House shall otherwise order, and when reported to the House, shall be proceeded with as if they had been reported from a committee of the whole House," is a modification of the proposal submitted by Sir Erskine May to the Select Committee on Public Business which sat in the session of 1878, and is a revival in an altered form of the ancient practice of choosing Grand Committees of the House of Commons lor certain general subjects, such as grievances, religion, and courts of justice. But there is a very marked distinction between the constitution and object of the proposed Standing Committees and these of the ancient Grand Committees. The latter were really committees of the whole House, to which " Bills of great concernment were committed to the end that there might be opportunity for further debate; for ut a committee the members have liberty to speak as often as they shall see cause to one question" (see Lex Parliamentaria, p. 340).

Many- Of Our Readers will have heard with deep regret of the death of Mr. C. Ciiai-man Barber, the " father" of the Junior Equity Bar, and one of the most skilful and experienced conveyancers of his day. Mr. Barber's aeuteness and ability soon won him a leading place at the junior bar, and as time went on his reputation grew, until he came to be looked iipon as an infallible guide in the most difficult and responsible branches of conveyancing. "Wc must hear what Mr. Barber will say to this," was a remark often heard in the principals' rooms of many leading Lincoln's-inn solicitors' offices. His knowledge was exceptionally extensive and accurate, and his experience, ranging over nearly half a century, was probably unrivalled. With all this he was one of the least arrogant of men, and his many kindly acts will long live in the remembrance of his clients and colleagues.

LAXITY OF INTERPRETATION IN
CRIMINAL CASES.

The decision in the case of Reg. v. Martin (L. R. 8 Q. B. D. 54) seems to us a very strong one. The prisoner was indicted for inflicting grievous bodily harm on two persons. What he did was to put out the gaslights on the staircase of a theatre, and to place a bar across the doorway. The result was a panic, and a great pressure among those seeking to get out, and the persons in question were in consequence injured. The prisoner was convicted, and the Court of Criminal Appeal sustained the conviction. We cannot help thinking that in substance this conviction was wrong. The conduct of the prisoner was, in any case, very reprehensible, and wicked in the extreme if he had present iu his mind the dangerous nature of the acts he was doing. Therefore, probably no particular harm was done in this cafe by the conviction. Such conduct ought to be punishable. But the question is whether it fairly comes within the terms of the statute under which the prisoner was convicted. Wc think there is a dangerous tendency observable on the part of judges at the present day to stretch the words defining crimes to include all matters which, though not strictly within the words, nevertheless come within the reason of the statute. In former days judges went to the other extreme. Some of the old decisions may have 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 deprecated. It seems to us that the result of the prisoner's act in this case—viz., the grievous bodily harm—was, under the circumstances, too remote a consequence of the prisoner's act to be fairly describable as inflicted by the prisoner according to the ordinary use of language. We are not disposed to deny that if there was evidence that the acts were done with the actual intention of causing bodily harm, the bodily harm might be said to be inflicted by the doer of them. But it must be observed that this was not in terms found.

It seems to us that the words "unlawfully and maliciously" were not correctly applied in the reasoning of the judges on the

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