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which would be incapable of alienation. And there was authority to show wrote to H. asking him to accept the bills against the goods. H. gave an that the words “charge or incumber" might be read as meaning is attempt acceptance—“Accepted payable at the I. Bank on the delivery up of the bills to charge or incumber."--SOLICITORS, Mercer & Mercer; Poncione & Leggatt; of lading.” At the time when the bills became payable the affairs of II. were Kingsford, Dorman, g. Kingsford; John Hales.

in course of liquidation by arrangement. In that case the Court of Appeal held that the conditional acceptance made the security of B. virtually a socurity on property of H., and that B. could not prove against the estate of

H. without deducting the value of the security. Ex parte Oriental Bank (30 CASES BEFORE THE BANKRUPTCY REGISTRARS. L. T. N. S. 803) is un distinguishable except on the point of notice. (Before Mr. REGISTRAR MURRAY, sitting as Chief Judge.)

F. W. Hollams, for the trustee.-The debtors have nothing to do with the

firm of Rushton & Co. except in this way, that in order to facilitate tran:. Deo. 21.-Ex parte the Comptoir d' Escompte de Paris, Re Caird and actions with them, they agreed, in consideration of a commission, to accept Williamson.

bills, and to protect themselves they accepted conditionally against the bills of R. Brothers, a Calcutta firm, drew bills upon C. & W., a London firm,

lading. The commission sought to be deducted is an exceptional and special who accepted them against certain consignmente.

commission which can in no way form part of the expense of realizing the R. Brothers sold the bills and shipping documents to a bank under a

goods. The bills were accep:ed in certain terns only, and the appellants letter of hypothecation, to which the London firm was not a party.

cannot introduce terms into a written contract unless there is evidence that Both R. Brothers and the London firm went into liquidation, and the

| the parties to the agreement assented to them; and the onus is on the

other side to show that they did so. bank sold the goods, and sought to charge against the proceeds a

Aspland, in reply. commission of 25 per cent. payable to them under the letters of Mr. REGISTRAR MURRAY said there was no question of custom in this hypothecation.

case, and he could not reverse or vary the decision of the trustee. The Held, affirming the decision of the trustee, that the London firm was holders of the bills of exchange had entered into a contract with Messrs. entitled to credit for the whole amount realized, less the charges of sale, Rushton that the bills should be paid and the bills of lading taken up, and that the commission must be deducted from a proof made by the but there was no contemporaneous contract with Messrs. Caird & William. bank against the estate of the London firm.

son. The letters of hypothecation were never produced when the bills were This was an appeal by the Comptoir d'Escompte de Paris from a decision

accepted, and it was not shown that the debtors had notice of the letters or

consented to be bound by them. The appeal must be dismissed, with costs, of the trustee under the liquidation of Messrs. Caird & Williamson, rejecting

and the decision of the trustee affirmed. in part a proof made by the appellants against the estate of the debtorg.

Solicitors for the Comptoir d'Escompte, Lyne & Holman. The debtors, who were merobants in London, were correspondents of

S. licitors for the trustee, Hollams f Co. Rushton Brothers, of Calcutta. One of the firm of Rushton Brothers carried on business in London, and acted as the London agent for the Caloutta firm. The Caloutta firm were in the habit of making consigoments of goods to this country. They drew bills of exchange in the ordinary way against these consignments, and sold the bills with documents attached to various bankers. In order to render the sale of the bills moro simple the bills were drawn upon the debtors, and not upon the London partner of Rugbton & Co. The appellants at the date of the petition for liquidation

NOTTINGHAM INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY. by the debtors were the holders of bills drawn by Rushton Brothers upon The following are extracts from the report of the council:the debtors, and which bad been sold by the drawers to them, accompanied The present number of members is 105, the number last year being by bills of lading and other shipping documents of cotton and other produce, vinety-one. and which were indorsed and delivered to the appellants, accompanied in Solicitors' Remuneration Act, 1881.–This Act was fully considered by the each case by a letter of bypothecation sigred by Messrs. Rushton council during its passage through Parliament, and alterations suggested Brothers, and addressed to the appellants.

therein. Since the passing of the Act the council has received for its con.. Clause 4 of the letter of hypotheoation was in the following terms :-In sideration from the Incorporated Law Society, U.K., a draft of the General oase default shoold be made in acceptance or payment of any of the said Order proposed to be submitted to the Lord Chanoellor and other persons bills, or if the drawers or acceptors should suspend payment or apply for or empowered by the Act to issue General Orders. This order the coudoil take the benefit of apy Aot for the relief of insolvent debtors, or petition for oarefally considered and made saggestions thereon ; their polioy being to protection, or be adjudicated bankrupt, or execute any deed of arrangement secure the promulgation of such a scale of charges as, wbile fair to the profeg. or composition or inspectorship, or take any other steps whatsoever towards sion, would be liberal to the public, and so ensare in practioe its satisfactory effecting a compromise or arrangement with their creditors during the and complete adoption. A special meeting of the Associated Provincial currency of the said bills, you may at any time after either of the aforesaid Law Societies was held in London to consider the draft order, at which events taking place sell the said goods or any part thereof without notice to, meeting your council was represented by Mr. H. Wing and Mr. F. R. or the concurrence of, any person whomsoever, without waiting for the Thorpe. Though the soale suggested by the Incorported Law Society, U.K., maturity of the said bills, and either by poblio auction or private sale, and was, with some slight modifications, approved by your conocil, it was in this case you are to be at liberty to act in all respects as if you had nevertheless regarded as inadequate by the representatives of most of the been the direct consignee of the goods, charging such commission and being | Associated Provincial Law Societies present. Your council bas, however, accountable as is usual between a merchant and bis correspondent in every reason to believe that the General Order to be shortly issued will be ordinary cases, and shall apply the net proceeds of any sale or sales thereof in substantial accord therewith, and prove acceptable to the general body of (after deducting any payments made under the power therein contained, the profession. with interest thereon, and the usual commission and charges) in payment | Conveyancing and Law of Property Act, 1881. -The council begs to call of the said bills with interest if overdue, and with re-exobange and other special attention to this Act, and the various important alterations of the charges, the balance, if any, to be retained and applied by you in liquida- law introduced thereby, some of which are impera:ive, whilst others are tion of any debt or liability of ours to you, whether or not the same be only optional. The council recommends the members of the society then doe or ascertained, it being hereby agreed that the goods themselves, generally to adopt the provisions of the Act wherever no special or particular until sale, sball be liable for, and to be cbarged with, the payment of all reasons exist to the contrary ; but it would suggest that, as a general rule, such disbursements, interests, commission, charges, re-exchange, debts or it may be expedient in mortgage deeds expressly to exclude the power to liabilities as aforesaid, and we hereby agree that all account sales and lease given by the Act, and to provide for the insurance of the mortgaged accounts ourrent furnished by or through you in respect of the said goods property by the mortgagor. The new counoil may think it desirable to sball be received by us as sofficient evidence of the accuracy of the transac issue some ordinary common forms settled by counsel, so that goiformity tions to wbiob they respeotively refer, and shall not be open to objection of | of practice may be promoted. any kind.

Report on Legal Procedure.— This report bas received considerable attention For the accommodation afforded by the debtors in accepting the bills they from the council, and a deputation attended a meeting of the Associated Proreceived a commission, and when the bills arrived in this country they were vincial Law Societies, in London, thereon. The following are the resolutions presented to them, and accepted against delivery of the particular documents passed thereon by your council: against which they were drawn, and upon the maturity of tbe bills the As regards Suggestions 1 and 3.-—That it is advisable as far as possible to London partner of Rushton & Co. retired them, received the documents, shorten pleadings, but not to abolish tbem altogether. Pleadings in some and realized the goods, the debtors having nothing further to do with the form should be retained, so far as necessary to raise defined issues between transactions after giving their acceptances. The present claim arose in the parties. respect of bills of exchange thus drawn and accepted.

As regards No. 2.—That in the absence of pleadings the proposed summons Rushton Brothers and the debtors suspended payment before the bills of for directions would in most cases be ineffectual, and would lead to great ex. exchange in question matured, and the appellants, the Comptoir d'Escompt, sold pense ; but the proposal would be useful after statement of defence is delivered the goods and sought to charge against ihe proceeds a commission at the rate or pleadings closed. It is assumed that in all cases covered by the suggestions of 25 per cent., which was payable to them hy Rushton Brothers under the district registrars are to have the powers given to masters. terms of the letter of bypothecation. The trustee under the liquidation As regards No. 4.-Approved, subject to the addition of the words, “ IQ of the debtors disputed their right to make such a reduction, and claimed to relation to the subject matter of the summons." be entitled to the whole amount realized, less the charges of the sale. There As regards No. 5.- Approved. was no evidence that the debtors were aware of the terms of the letter of As regards Nos. 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.-No resolution pagged; the council hypothecation.

neutral. Aspland, for the appellants.--In Ex parte Brett, Re Howe (L. R. 6 Ch. As regards No. 11.–That this suggestion be approved, on the assumption 858), R. & Co., consigned goods to H. for sale, drew bills on him that “debtor's summons” means debtor's gummons under the Debtors Ast, which they indorsed to B., to whom they handed the bills as a security, and ( 1869, and subject also to the omission of the words " in London,"

As regards No. 12-That it is desirable that the mode of trial shall be by sittings in Manchester and Liverpool, the law societies of those places, tirough jury; but on the summons for directions an order may be made that the same Mr. Whitley, M.P., pressed the Government to adopt the scheme in those be tried by a judge without a jury.

localities. The council asked our borough members, Col. Seely and A. As regards No. 13.- That the expense of taking the notes of evidence should Morley, Esq., to support Mr. Whitley in his endeavours, and they promised to he borne by the State, but that either party requiring a transcript thereof consider the matter. It is now proposed that a deputation from the various should pay for it; and that the official note of the evidence should be accepted provincial law societies should wait upon the Home Secretary, urging him to as evidence.

carry the above resolutions generally into effect. The council feel that this is As regards No. 14,- Approved.

a matter which will require the serious consideration of the new council; as As regards No. 15.-Approved, provided some provision be made, when although a " local centre" established for the counties of Nottingbar, Leicester, necessary, for stay of proceedings until the motion is disposed of.

Lincoln, and Derby would, no doubt, prove a great convenience to suitors, As regards No. 17.- Approved; but the following resolution was passed still it is a great question, if the centre" is to be as far away as Birmingham, with reference to the assumption mentioned in the suggestion that the pro- whether the alteration would prove of more advantage than the present cedure by way of official referee is to be continued :-That the office of system. official referee, as at present constituted, has not worked well, and should be Solicitors' Certificate Duty.-In respect of this duty, which in 1880 abolished.

amounted to £103,227, paid by 15,757 solicitors, the council passed the followAs regards Nos. 18 and 19.- Approved.

ing resolutions: As regards No. 20.—That much of the expense of litigating actions under 1.-That in the opioion of this council, the imposition of a tax upon soli£200, and indeed of litigating actions generally, is caused by the rules of the

citors for practising their profession is unfair in principle and harsh in effect, bar requiring a Queen's Counsel to have a janior whenever be appears for the

and ought to be abolished. plaintiff, and by the amount of fees paid to counsel generally. That the taxing master should have a discretion as to the allowance of the fees of more

2.-Tbat copies of the foregoing resolution be forwarded to the Incorporated than one counsel in all cases. That the scale for remuneration of solicitors is

Law Society of the United Kingdom and to the provincial law societies, and low enough already, and it could not justly or advantageously be reduced.

that they be invited to co-operate in obtaining the abolition of the above tax. As regards No. 21.- Approved. It is, however, suggested that in cases

The resolutions were first sent to each of the provincial law societies, seven where the evidence is material, such parts as may be material or relied upon,

of which only replied thereto. Of these, Carlisle, South Durham and North as also the decision of the judge, should be printed from the shorthand writer's Yorkshire, and Wolverhampton assented. Exeter, Nowcastle-upon-Tyne, and notes.

Sheffield digsented. Liverpool advocated a reduction of the duty to a nominal As regards Nos, 22 and 23.- Approved.

sum, for the purpose of preserving the machinery created by the Attorneys As regards No. 24.- Approved, subject to the following amendment : Acts of 1843 and 1860. In consequence of the above difference of opinion, For the words, “a compulsory arbitration has been ordered," read," there is and of the apatby shown by the great majority of the provinoial law societies, A reference to an arbitrator."

and the council having brought the question before tbe annual meeting of the As regards No. 25.--Approved, subject to the following addition :- No Associated Provincial Law Societies, when, as will be seen on reference to the revised scale should be less remunerative than the present scale of costs in the

report of the deputation attending that meeting (see Appendix "C"), the Chancery Division.

subject was not entertained, the council have not laid the matter before the As regards No. 26.- Approved.

Incorporated Law Society, U.K., feeling that any agitation to secure the A committee has been appointed by the Incorporated Law Society, U.K., | abolition of the duty can only be made successful by the hearty co-operation of to consider this matter, and it is believed that it will shortly report fully

all the societies. thereon, making several new suggestions. When this is done, another meet Telegraph and Telephone Wires.- The council in its last report called atten. ing of the Associated Provincial Law Societies will probably be held to con. | tion to the necessity of legislation as regards private telegraph wires. They sider the same.

accordingly brought the matter before the annual meeting of the Associated Local Centres.-In consequence of the present Attorney-General, in March, Provincial Law Societies, but no action was taken thereon. The council regret 1879, having called the attention of the House of Commons to the necessity of

this, believing it would be advantageous to the community if the law of publio giving increased facilities for the dispatch of both civil and criminal business wires applied to those belonging to private individuals. in the provinces, a meeting of the Associated Provincial Law Societies was Bills of Sale.--The case of Sharpe v. Birch, Simpson, claimant, reported in held on the 19th of January, 1881, at which the following resolutions were the Weekly Notes, 1881, p. 146, having throwo great doubt on the validity of adopted :

some bills of sale, the council have considered the matter, and it is of opinion 1.-The inadequacy of the present arrangements for the trial of causes in that the objection raised successfully in the above case could not be substan. the large contres of population has long been admitted. The causes of this tiated against the form of affidavit given in the general rules, and which bas state of things have been fully stated on previous occasions, and it is unneces. been used extensively in this locality. sary now to do more than shortly to recapitulate them.

Miscellaneous. — The council desire to remind the members that it is not 2.-The opportunities for the trial of causes are not sufficiently numerous, requisite now for the signatures to a notice of dissolution of partnership signed and this leads to an accumulation of business at the assizes now held. The in the country to be verified by a declaration, providing the attesting witness time allowed at the assizes for disposing of the civil business is insufficient, is a solicitor duly entered in the Law List. and this causes arrangements of the most inconvenient kind to be maile for the Also that the value of freehold or leasehold property, directed by a will to dispatch of business. The trial of causes is unduly hurried, and questions of be sold, may be entered in a residuary account without producing the certi. law arising on trials, instead of being decided, as they ought to be, after argu- ficate of a professional valuer, provided the solicitor shows the manner in which ment, by the judge during the sitting, are postponed for argument and deci- he arrives at the value inserted. sion in London at some subsequent period, thus greatly increasing the expenses.

3.-The consequences to the public interested are-that the decisions of questions of great importance are often onduly delayed ; that causes, if tried at all, are frequently disposed of under conditions of haste and pressure which

On Tuesday, the Irieh Court for Crown Cases Reserved gave judgment are very unsatisfactory ; that causes which both parties desire to have tried,

upon a motion raised in the case of Thomas Colclough, the stamp distributor, and in the preparation of which for trial great trouble and expense have been now under sentence of ten years' penal servit de for defrauding the Stump Office. inourred, are, against their wish, and under the alternative of being made The majority of the court beld that the evidence to which exception was taken Temanets to a sub8fqnent assize, either referred to arbitration, which simply I had been properly admitt d. Mr. Justice Barry who tried the case and means the waste of the money spent in preparing for trial, and the adoption of a

reserved the question, and also Mr. Baron Fizgerald, dissented from the judge method of decision almost invariably tedious, costly, and distasteful to the medt. Colclough was indicted for having uttered three specific stamps, proved parties concerned; or compromise, equally distasteful to them, on terms to be forgeries. The Crown produced several documents on the court files, and which migbt as well have been arranged before the expense and trouble of

proved by an expert that the stamps on them also were forgeries, and that the getting up the case for trial had been incurred.

dates were affixed with the instrument used in affixing date stamps on the 4.-For these grievances the most effectual remedy would seem to be the forged documents in question. For the prisoner it was contended that there adoption of the system advocated by the present Attorney-General in the was no proof of bis having any connection with these collateral documents, and House of Conmons, on the 21st of March, 1879— viz., the establishment of that they they were therefore inadmissible. Judge Barry admitted the local centres of the High Court of Justice, with continuous sittings within evidence, reserving the question for the court whether be was warranted the districts attached to them.

in permitting the jury to regard the documents issued by the prisoner 5.-It is suggested that Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, and as evidence of his guilty knowledge. Chief Justice Morris was of opinion sach other places as may bereafier be decided upon, should be constituted

that the evidence was receivable, and that counsel for the Crown would local centres, with proper districts allotted to them, and that subject to have neglected their duty if they had not pressed it in evidence as both material arrangements for reasonable vacations, and perhaps for occasional sittings for

and pertinent to the issue, or had failed in doing so on any à priori reasoning crimioal business, a judge of the High Court should be continuously engaged

as to the capacity or credulity of the jury or the idiosyncrasy of the judge. It in disposing of all civil actions arising within the district.

was proved that Colclough had sold forged stamps, the schject of the indict6.-It is not contemplated or desired that judges should reside permanently

ment. In bis office was found what might be shortly called a laboratory for within the districts of local centres. The rotation in which they would attend,

forging, making such a primâ facie case against the prisoner as to call for ex. and the period during which the rotation judge would remain within the dis

planation. Nobody admired Judge Barry's common sense more than be, though trict, are matters which could best be arranged by the judges themselves with

| he seemed to be diffident about it bimself; but he was one of those who did not reference to their other engagements.

think that because a judge was entering on the trial of prisoners he was to leave

his common sense outside the court as Eastern suitors left tbeir shoes. The 7.--All questions of law arising on the trial of any action should be decided

Lord Chief Justica held that it was the judge's duty to submit the evidence in and judgmont given at the place of trial by the judge before whom the action the case of documents which bore the prisoner's peculiar trade-mark. The is tried.

result was that the majority of the court thought the evidence was properly It being considered that a strong case had been made out for continuous admitted, and therefore the conviction must stand.

LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL.

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INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY,

INTERMEDIATE EXAMINATION. The following candidates were successful at the Intermediate Examination held on the 19ıb of January, 1882 :Adams, Arthur Robert

Holbrook, Waller Aitkens, Geoffrey Mare

Holcroft, Charles Almond, Henry

Holme, Herbert Joseph Appleyard, Henry Newman

Holmes, Leonard Ashburner, Robert William

Homewood, William Alfred Aston, John William

Hood, William Atherton, James Henry

Hornby, Louis Henry Baker, Arthur

Hossack, John Gutzmer Barreit, Osman James

How, Charles Walsham, B.A. Bateson, Walter Edward

Ilderton, William Sanderson, B.A. Batters, Edward Miles

Ilderton, Robert Mitford, B.A. Baynes, Edward Niel

Isherwood, James Beale, Samuel Martin

Jackson, John Blake, Ernest John

Jackson, Michael Brazil, Frank William

Jacob, George Ugle Briggs, John Warren

James, Frank Broomhead, Henry Broomhead Jarvis, C. J. Ernest Bromwich, Henry Halford

Jenkins, William Henry Jeffrey Brown, John Frederick

Jerman, James Colin Stuart Brown, Alleyne

Jones, Daniel William Burbidge, Henry Simmons

Jones, Llewellyn Gwynne Burton, Walter Francis

Joyce, Cyril, B.A. Butlin, Philip Mossir

Kennett, Louis Augustus Callender, Edward Gordon

Kesteven, Thomas Lawrence Carslake, Lewin Bampfield

King, Arthur Herbert Challinor, Edward

Lawrence, William Thomas Challinor, Robert Gullimore

Lee, Percy Northorp Chapman, Henry Cantley Theobald Lewin, Harold Chaloner Oheales, John Alan Carnegie

Lewis, William Sterens Cholmeley, Montague Francis

Lloyd, Herbert Arthur Jopes Clarke, Alexander

Loxdale, Geoffrey Warter Peele, B.A. Clark, Cecil Somers

Maclean, Harry Robert Alexander Clarkson, Oswald Henry

Marshall, Charles William Collins, George Vernon

Marsack, Edward Lethbridge Corsellis, George Cæsar

Marston, John Beale * Court, Walter Heory

Matcham, Walter J. R. Crompton, Williinn Wolstenholme Mattbew, George Cory Crossian, Edward Herbert, B.A. Matthew, Henry John Cuthbertson, Joseph

Morris, Archibald Sykes Dixon, George Anthony

Naunton, George Herbert Dodd, James Jonas

Neal, Arthur Dobie, Douglas

Newton, Alfred William, B.A. Duke, Oharles

Novelli, Philip Charles, B.A. Dyson, Maurice, B.A.

Nowell. John Edwards, Alfred Singleton

Oates, Benjamin John Edwards, Frederick Harold

Parker, Robert John Crompton Eede, Charles

Pawle, Alfred George Elers, William Codrington

Payne, John Henry, B.A. Evans, Stanley

Perkin, Oharles Thornton Fedden, William Agnew

Phillips, James Cross Fendick, Albert Leopold

Pidduck, Charles Woodward Fisher, Arthur

Pigg, David John Foley, Charles Windham

Platnauer, Raphael Ford, Charles Bell Eustace

Prince, Henry Foreman, Charles Nutball

Proctor, John Forrest, Richard Walter

Rainey, Charles Frederic Foster, Horace Edward

Reeve, Edmund Fowke, Ernest Cope

Reinhardt, Walter Hope Garnett, Edward William

Reynolds, Louis Baillie Garrard, George Ellis

Richardg, Thomas Glasbrook Gem, Owen Ball

Ridley, Edward Louis Gibson, Herbert William

Ridley, John Thompson Giles, Edward Sharman

Roberts, Edward William Gillart, Edmund

Rodd, Richard Robinson Goddard, Charles Edward

Romain, David Anidjar Graham, Albert Edward

Roper, John James Gray, James, B.A.

Rowland, W. Greenwell, Edward Eyre

Shaw, Marmadake Spicer Greig, William Grant

Sills, Francis Harry Gribble, Herbert Willis Reginald Simms, Afred Guedalla, Joseph

Slater, P. W. Hainsworth, Charles John

Smith, Austin Cook Hall, Thomas Walter

Smith, John William, B.A. Hale, William

Smith, William Hankinson, Edward Ernest

Smith, William Frederick Harley, George

Solomon, Joseph
Harris, William Hector

Stander, George Duglas
Haviland, Charles James, B.A. Stark, Augustus
Hawken, John Frederick

Stikeman, Mervyn Walter
Heald, John Charles

Stone, Charles Henry Hewitt, Howard Lacy

Sugden, Harry Percival Hewitt, Harry Morse

Swabey, Frederick Eustace Hiron, John Eden

Swinson, Frederick Hodge, John Henry

Symond, Elwy Davies

FINAL EXAMINATION. The following candidates were successful at the Final Exarcination held on the 17th and 18th of January, 1882 :Adams, Charles Lemesle

Helliwell, Frederick William Adams, John

Heron, John Scott Alcock, William

Hill, Francis Arthur Allen, Leonard

Hodges, Francis Edward Aplin, Frederick Charles

Howard, Ernest Ashford, William

Humphreye, Edward Wynde Attwood, Matthew

Hunt, Edward Barber, Thomas William

Hunt, George Henry Barrows, George Willia in

Jackson, Arthur Peroy, B.A. Beamish, Josiah

Jones, Charles Allan Bell, Gustavus Charles

Joyce, Francis Albert Bell, George John

Kindler, Alfred Wilkinson Bennett, Frederick Ercest

King, Obarles Stewart Bentley, Richard Herbert

Knowles, John Wright Bernard, David Henry

Lander, Robert Ernest Foulis Bickersteth, Hugh

Langdon, George James Birch, Ernest

Lattey, Henry, B.A. Blacklock, Thomas James Irving Leech, Ernest Edward Bland, John Arthur

Lewis, William James Boote, Daniel Percival, B.A.

Lingard, John Thoraley Boyce, Arthur Courtenay Wooll. Llewellin, John Charles, B.A. combe

Longbottom, Lewis Henry Boyer, Edward Lawrance

Longton, Henry Johnson Broadbent, Thomas William

Lyttelton, The Hon. Robert Henry, Brown, Hugh

M.A. Burchell, Frederick

McKenda, Theodore Butler, William

McMaster, John Maxwell Carter, George William

Manning, Thorold Davys Chandler, Pretor Whitty

Meade, Edward Chapman, James John

Meek, Ernest Edwin Christopher, Theodoro

Metcalfe, Henry Seymour
Clarkson, James

Mille, Arthur
Cottingham, Robert Martin Johnson Mil!s, Thomas Storeton, B.A.
Coulton, Edmund Lees

Moore, William James Rendall
Cure, Franois Capel, B.A.

Morris, Francis George Davies, Herbert Wyatt, B.A.

Munns, Aroold Edward Davis, Herbert Martin

Nance, Walter Norriş Dawes, Frank

Nelson, Herbert Dennison, Thomas Alfred

Newman, Samuel Alfred Dicker, John Oldridge

Nicholson, Abraham
Dowakin, John

Norton, William Henry
Duka, Francis, T. T., B.A., LL.B, Nowell, Francis Joseph
Dutton, Frederick William, B.A, Okell, John
Dyball, Robert Henry

Oldham, Arthur
Earl, William

Peskett, Frank Eastley, Charles Henry

Phillips, Mervin White Emmett, George Henry

Piper, Alfred Towry Evans, Daniel

Plant, Charles Harvey Fairbrother, William Bell

Pointing, Thomas Hayward Forsyth, Thomas Edward

Pope, Sydoey Philip Fort, John, B.A.

Price, Meredydd Lewis Willy Lloyd Frankland, Francis Ambrose

Procter, Richard Frederick, Henry Penrice

Rayner, Thomas Dyson, B.A. Garland, Henry

Roberts, Harry Price
Gordon, Edward Johnston

Robertson, Arthur George Shaw
Gould, Theodore Henry, B.A. Rydon, Arthur Hope
Graham, Frank Augustus

Sandeman, Samuel
Graham, Lawrence Brisco

Selwyn, George Arthur, B.A. Greenway, Henry

Shaw, George Malcola Grimes, Farnbom Flower

Shoppee, Gerald Augustine, B.A. Grover, Montague Herbert

Simpkinson, Frederick George Gardon, Edward Temple, B.A. Sinnett, James Morice, B.A. Gwilt, Charles Evelyn

Smith, David Duncan Hadow, Malcolm McGregor

Smith, Harold Oxley Chamberlain Hammond, Henry Benjamin William Smurthwaite, Baynes Wright Hardman, Frederic William

Solly, Godfrey Allan Harris, Alfred Tanner

Spark, Thomas Blake Harris, Frank Bridal

Spickett, James Edward Haye, William

Stedman, Reginald John Mascall Heaton, Tom

Stracban, William Henry

OBITUARY.

Summers, Edmund William Bowlas Walker, Thomas Flewitt
Sykes, Frank

Walmsley, George Doxon
Sykes, Joseph

Watts, William Day
Talbot, Henry Thomas, B.A.

Webster, Regioald Thomas
Talbot, James Hay
Wheeler, Thomas Henry, B.A.

MR. CHARLES CHAPMAN BARBER,
Tapner, Walter John, B.A.
Whitfield, William

Mr. Charles Chapman Barber, barrister, died rather suddenly at his
Taylor, Frederick
Wilkinson, William Musgrave

residence, 71, Cornwall-gardens, on the 5th inst. Mr. Barber was educated at Taylor, William Frederick

Williams, Benjamin Thomas, Frank

St. Jobr's College, Cambridge, where he graduated as ninth wrangler in 1833. Williams, Roderick Toogood, Thornton Wilson, George Worria

He was a pupil in the chambers of Mr. Daval, the well-known conveyancer,

and he was called to the bar at Lincoln's-inn in Easter Term, 1833. Winter, Charles Pearson

He was Tuck, Arthur William

a sound equity lawyer and excellent conveyancer, and for over forty-eight Turner, Ernest Withy, Alfred Ernest

years enjoyed a very large junior practice. He was a member of the Chancery Tweedy, George Wolff, Frederick Louis

Proceduie Commission in 1853, and rendered valuable assistance in framing Vajzey, Arthur Reginald Wynne, Campbell Montague Edward

the rules of practice under the Chancery Amendment Acts, Mr. Barber was Vepables, Artbur

junior counsel for the defendants in the equity stage of the Tichborne litiga

tion, and he held a junior brief in the ejectment action in the Court of Common COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION.

Pleas. He was also one of the junior counsel for the Crown in the prosecution

for perjury, and it is said that he was engaged in court for 103 days in the HILARY EDUCATIONAL TERM, 1882.

ejectment case, and for 188 days in the perjury case. In 1874 he was apProspectus of the Lectures of the Professors.--The Professor of Roman Lawpointed by Lord Cairns to be judge of county courts for Circuit No. 6 (Hall will, daring the ensuing educational term, deliver a course of twelve lectures and the East Riding), but he resigned the office in a few weeks, and resumed on tbe Roman law of ownership and other real rights. The first lecture was his practice at the bar. delivered on Monday, January 16, 1882, at 2.30 p.m. The subsequent lectures on the above subject will be delivered on Thursdays and Mondays

MR. THOMAS THIMBLEBY. at the same hoor.

Mr. Thomas Thimbleby, solicitor, of Spilsby and Wainfleet, died at the Equity.-The Professor of Equity will, during the ensuing educational term,

former place on the 27 h olt. from paralysis. Mr. Thimbleby was admitted a deliver a course of twelve lectures upon the principles of assignment and charge in equity. The first lecture was delivered on Friday, January 13,

solicitor in 1837, and had practised for over forty years at Spilsby, having a 1882, at 4.15 p.m., and the subsequent lectures will be delivered at the

branch office at Wainfleet. His son, Mr. Thomas William Thimbleby, who

was admitted a solicitor in 1869, had been for several years in partnership same hour on Wednes days and Fridays.

with him. He was a perpetual commissioner for Lincolnshire, and since 1862 Law of Real and Personal Property.--The Professor of the Law of Real and

he had been clerk to the county magistrates at Spiloby. He had been for Personal Property will deliver, during the ensuing educational term, twelve many years honorary secretary to the Spilsby Volunteer Rifle Corps. He was lectures on the law of vendors and purchasers of real estate, the convey.

and purchasers of real estate, the convey. | buried at East Keal on the 1st inst. ance, and matters relating thereto. The first lecture was delivered on Friday, January 13, 1882, at 3.5 p.m. The subsequent lectures will be

MR. GEORGE WILLIAM HAINES. delivered on Tuesdays at 4 p.m., and on Fridays at 3.5 p.m. Common Law,- The Professor of Common Law will, during the ensuing

Mr. George William Haines, solicitor, of Gloucester, died on the 31st ult. educational term, deliver twelve lectures on the principles of criminal law. from consumption, Mr. Haines was born in 1945. He was formerly a clerk The first lecture was delivered on Monday, January 16, 1882, at 4.15 p.m.

in the office of Messrs. Whitcombe & Sons, of Gloucester, and he afterThe subsequent lectures will be delivered on Thursdays and Mondays at the

wards served bis articles with Mr. Philip Cooke, of that place, and with same boor.

Messrs. Hathaway & Andrew, of Great James-street. He was admitted a solicitor in 1874, and be had practised for nearly eight years at Gloucester,

where he had gradually established a lucrative practice. He was a most able UNITED LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY.

advocate, and he had a large amount of county court and criminal business.

Mr. Haines was a town councillor for Barton Ward, and he was for several A meeting of this society was held at Clement's-inn Hall on Wednesday,

years a poor law guardian. He was agent for the Liberal party at the last the 1st of February, Mr. D'A. B. Collyer in the ohair. Mr. William Gamble

general election. He was buried at the Gloucester Cemetery on the 4th inst. and Mr. W. Denham were elected members of the society. Mr. Richardson

Mr. Haines leaves a widow and one son, and his premature death is lamented mored “That the exigencies of Parliamentary debate require the institution

by a large circle of friends. of the Clôture," being supported by Messrs. Mott, Whitebouse, Joel, Parker, Parsons, and Bartrum, and opposed by Messrs. Brown, Rogber, KaingJackson, Bartley, Denniss, and Tillotson. The chairman having gammed

MR. WILLIAM DENNIS. op, the motion was put to the meeting and lost by a majority of four votes. Mr. William Dennis, solicitor (of the firm of Dennis & Faulkner), died at

The weekly meeting of this society was held at Clement's-inn Hall on Northampton on the 29th ult. Jr. Dennis was the son of Mr. Richard Wednesday, the 8th inst., Mr. D'. B. Collyer in the chair. Mr. F. Dennis, of Northampton. He was born in 1816, he served his articles with Harvey Samuel moved That the British Government should remonstrate | Mr. John Hensman, of Northampton, and he was admitted a solicitor in 1838. with Rassia on the subject of the recent outrages on the Jews in that He was a perpetual commissioner for Northamptonshire, and he had a very country." Mr. Newman seconded the motion, and an interesting discussion important private practice. On the passing of the first County Courts Act ensued in a rather full house. The motion had the support of Messrs. he was appointed assistant clerk of the Northampton County Court, Brown and Kaing-Jackson, and was opposed by Megers. Dowson, Whitehouse, and since 1856 he had been registrar of the court (Circuit No. 36). Trotter, Symes, and Parsons. Mr. Harvey Samuel replied, and the He was also district registrar under the Judicature Acts. He had been for chairman, after summing up, put the question to the meeting, when the some time past associated in partnership with Mr. John Joseph Faulkner, motion was negatived by one vote.

LL.D. Mr. Dennis took an active part in politics and in municipal business.
He was a member of the Unitarian bɔdy, and one of the leaders of the

Liberal party at Northampton. He had been twice mayor of Northamp-
LAW STUDENTS' DEBATING SOCIETY.

ton, and he was an alderman for the borongh at the time of his death. He Taesday, February 7.-Mr. C. E. Barry in the obair-Messrg. W. Welle,

was buried at the General Cemetery at Northampton on the 2nd inst. J. E. W. Rider, A. L. Grabam, G. B. Ellis, and S. J. Hood were elected memberg. On the motion of Mr. Bartlett, & vote of thanks was unanimously accorded to Mr. Napier, the late secretary. The society loses a most valpable officer in Mr. Napier, who has aoted as hon, secretary for more LEGISLATION OF THE WEEK, than two years, and it is to the energetio and courteous way in which he has performed the duties of his late office that the present prosperity of the fooiety is to a great extent attributable. The election of a new

HOUSE OF COMMONS. secretary in the place of Mr. Napier then took place, and Mr. E. G. Spiers

Feb. 8.- New Bills. was elected to fill the vacancy. The remainder of the evening was devoted Loave was given for the introduction of the following Bills :to baginese, the principal part of which was the discussion of a motion,

Bill to prescribe the procedure in England and Ireland relative to indict. proposed by Mr. F.J. Green, for the institation of “social meetings" of the ment or information for the punishment of offenders, and to provide appeal in members of the society. The question raised considerable discussion, and criminal cages.—Mr. Hopwood. was ultimately carried by a majority of sixteen. The duty of making the Bill to make better provision for inquiries with regard to boiler explosions, necessary arrangements for these meetings rests with the committee. -Mr. Mason. There were thirty-three members present at the meeting. The debate for Bill to amend the Bills of Sale Act, 1878.-Mr. MONK Lext Tuesday, the 14th inst., will be on the subject of the Queen's Speech, Bill to make provision for payment of all Roman Catholic chaplains to

work houses, industrial schools, and gaols in Great Britain. - Mr. BYRNE.

Bill to amend the administration of the income tax.--Mr. HUBBARD,

Bill to release the occupier of land from the personal payment of tithe ren:Mr. T. J. Stone has been appointed principal clerk of committees in the

charge.--Mr. S. LEIGHTON. Houge of Commons, in the room of Mr. Charles Eales, deceased.

Bill for the better protection of women and children in England from crimes

of violence. -Mr. T. SULLIVAN. The death is announoed of Dr. M'Blain, one of the Dublin divisional Bill to abolish the law of distress for the rent of agricultural holdings, -Mr. police magistrates He bad only held the post for twelve months.

BLENNERHASSETT.

LEGAL APPOINTMENTS.

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FRANCIS JAMES RIDSDALE, deceased, and FRANCIS JAMES RIDSDALE, jun., solicitors, No. 5, Gray's-inn-squere. October 31, the date of the death of the said Francis Ridsdale. The said Francis James Ridsdale, the surviving partner,

will in future carry on the said business at 5, Gray's-ino-squire aforesaid, Mr. EDWARD HERBERT BURKITT, solicitor, of 6, London-wall, has been under the style or firm of Ridsdale & Son. London-wall, has been under the style or firm of Ridsdale & Son.

[Gazette, Feb. 7, 1881.] appointed Clerk to the Tin Plate Workers' Company, in succession to his father, the late Mr. Edward Burkitt. Mr. E. H. Burkitt was admitted a solicitor in 1877, and is also clerk to the Curriers' Company. Mr. HERMANN HENRY MYER, solicitor, of 30, New Bridge-street, Blackfriars,

COMPANIES. has been appointed a Commissioner to administ-r Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature. Mr. HENRY HOMEWOOD CRAWFORD, solicitor (of the firm of Chorley,

WINDING-UP NOTICES. Crawford, & Chester), of 34, Moorgate-street, has been appointed Honorary

JOINT STOCK COMPANIES. Solicitor to the French Hospital, in succession to the late Mr. Frederick

LIMITED IN CHANCERY. Ouvry. Mr. Crawford was admitted a solicitor in 1872. He is a commissioner BARRY'S CONDENSED SOUP AND FOOD COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up of lieutenancy for the city of London, and he has served the office of under

presented Jan 31, directed to be heard before Chitt .. on Feb 11. Rogers and Chave,

Queen Victoria st, solicitors for the petitioner sheriff of London and Middlesex. He is also solicitor to the Vintners' Com.

GENERAL FINANCIAL BANK, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, presented Feb 1, pany.

directed to be heard before Bacon, V.C., on Feb 11. Brandon, Essex st, Strand, soli. The Right Hon. HENRY CECIL RAIKES, barrister, who has been elected

citors for the petitioners

LIBERIA LAND AND INVESTMENT COMPANY, LIMITED.-Kay, J., has fixed Feb 9 at 12 M.P. for the Borough of Preston in the Conservative interest, is the eldest son for the appointment of an official liquidator

PATENT ENAMEL ADVERTIZING COMPANY, LIMITED.--Creditors are required, on or before in 1838. He was educated at Shrewsbury, and he was formerly scholar of

Feb 28, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims,

to Henry Seymour Foster, 3, Copthall bldgs. Mar 8 at 12 is appointed for hearing Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in the second class of the and adjudicating upon the debts and claims classical tripos in 1860. He was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in PURE BEVERAGE COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, presented Feb 1, directed Easter Term, 1863, and be formerly practised on the North Wales and Chester to be heard before Chitty, J., on Feb 11. Gooch, Fenchurch bldgs, solicitor for the Circuit. From 1868 till 1880 he was M.P. for the city of Chester, and from

petitioners

SOCIETY OF AFRICAN TRADERS, LIMITED.--Fry, J., has by an order, dated Jan 30, 1874 till 1880 he was Chairman of Comunittees in the House of Commons. Mr. | appointed Joseph Dodson Good, 5, Serjeant's inn, Fleet st, to be the official liquidator Raikes was sworn a member of the Privy Council in March, 1880, and he is a

[Gazette, Feb. 3.] magistrate for Chester und Flintshire, a deputy-lieutenant for the latter CO-OPERATIVE FORAGE SUPPLY ASSOCIATION, LIMITED.-By an order made by Kay, J., county, and a bencher of the Middle Temple.

dated Jan 28, it was ordered that the voluntary winding up of the association be

continued. Beall and Co, Queen Victoria st, solicitors for the petitioner Mr. MICHAEL PLACID LYNCH, barrister, has been appointed Official FINE ARTS ALLIANCE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY, LIMITED.-By an order of Hail, V.C., Assignee of the Insolvent Debtors' Court at Bombay. Mr. Lynch was called dated Jan 27, it was ordered that the society be wound up. Fisher, Finsbury payt, to the bar at Lincola's-inn in Easter Term, 1871.

solicitor for the petitioner

GENERAL FINANCIAL BANK, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, presented Feb 4, Mr. WILLIAM HENRY BAILEY, registrar of the District Probate Registry directed to be heard before Chitty, J., on Feb 18. Bellamy and at Lancaster, has been appointed by the Right Hon. Sir James Hannen to be

Within, solicitors for the petitioner

J. WINSLOW JONES AND COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made by Fry, J., dated Jan Registrar of the District Probate Registry at Exeter, ia succession to Mr.

• 27, it was ordered that the voluntary winding up of the company be continued. Charles Henry Turner, deceased.

Webb and Co, Queen Victoria st, solicitors for the petitioner

TURNBULL PATENT PONTOON DOCK AND SLIPWAY COMPANY, LIMITED.-Creditors are Mr. THOMAS HENRY BARTLETT, solicitor, of 2, Arthur-street West, has

required, on or before Mar 7, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars been elected Chairman of the Law and City Courts Committee of the Common of their debts or claims, to Benjamin Smyrke, Sunderland. Mar 21 at 11 is appointed Council. Mr. Bartlett was admitted a solicitor in 1861. He is a common

for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims

VRON COLLIERY COMPANY, LIMITED.-Bacon, V.C., has fixed Feb 16 at 12 at his councilman for Candlewick Ward.

chambers, for the appointment of an official liquidator Mr. THOMAS BEARD, solicitor, of 10, Basingball-street, has been elected

[Gazette, Feb. 7.]

UNLIMITED IN CHANCERI. Cbairman of the Billingsgate Market Sub-committee of the Common Council.

LONGSIGHT PERMANENT BENEFIT BUILDING SOCIETY.-Creditors are required, on or Mr. Beard bas served the office of under-sheriff of London and Middlesex, before Feb 27, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or and he is a common councilman for Bassisbaw Ward. He was admitted a claims, to Thomas Aldred, 100, King st, Manchester, Mar 14 at 11 is appointed for policitor in 1858, and he is in partnership with his song, Messrs. Walter James

hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims

MUTUAL AID PERMANENT BENEFIT BUILDING SOCIDTY,-By an order made by Hall, Westcott Beard and Thomas George Beard.

V.C., dated Jan 27, it was ordered that the society be wound up. Jones and Co, Mr. HENRY KING THORNE, solicitor, of Barnstaple and Ilfracombe, has been

Lincoln's inn fields, solicitors for the petitioner

SEVENTH EAST CENTRAL BENEFIT BUILDING SOCIETY.-Creditors are required, on or appointed Solicitor to the North Devon Building Society, on the resignation before Mar 3, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or of his brother Mr. John Arnoll Thorne, who has been elected a director of claims, to Walter Winder Feast, Mincing lane. Friday, Mar 10, at 12, is appointed the same society. Mr. H. K. Thorne was admitted a solicitor in 1871.

for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims

[Gazette, Feb. 7.] Mr. SAMUEL WELLS Page, solicitor (of the form of Flewker & Page), of

COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER. Wolverbampton, has been elected President of the Wolverhampton Law CLITHEROR PERMANENT BENBFIT BUILDING SOCIETY.-By an order made by Bristowe, Society for the ensuing year. Mr. Page was admitted a solicitor in 1870. V.C., dated Jan 26, it was ordered that the society be wound up. Sale and Co, Man.

chester, solicitors for the petitioner

(Gazette, Feb. 3.] Lord Justice HOLKER has been sworn in as a member of the Privy Council.

FRIENDLY SOCIETIES DISSOLVED.

TRUTH AND HAPPINESS LODGE OF THE PHILANTHROPIC INSTITUTION, M.U., Globe Inn, Mr. WILLIAM CAARLES POWNING, solicitor (of the firm of Lee, Houseman, Ebbw Vale, Monmouth. Feb 1. & Powning), of Salisbury, has been unanimously elected Town Clerk of that

[Gazette, Feb, 7 ) city, on the resignation of his partner, Mr. Charles Marsh Lee. Mr. Powning is also clerk to the city magistrates. He was admitted a solicitor in 1874.

The Right Hon. Sir GEORGE WILLIAM WILSHERE BRAMWELL, who bas been created Baron Bramwell of Hever, is the son of Mr. George Bramwell, a London badker, and was born in 1809. He was called to the bar at the Inner

THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE. Temple in 1838, and he practised on the Home Circuit. He became a Queen's

COMMISSIONERS FOR OATHS. Counsel io 1850, and in 1856 he was appointed a baron of the Court of Ex.

Notice. chequer, and received the honour of knighthood. In 1876, on the passing of

Whereas it has been represented to the Lord Chancellor that oommis. the Appellate Jurisdiction Act, he was appointed a judge of the Court of

sioners to administer oaths in the Sapreme Court of Judicatore are someAppeal, and was sworn a member of the Privy Council, and he retired from the bench in October last. Lord Bramwell served on the Common Law

times requested, subsequently to the swearing of affidavite, to initial Procedure Committee and on the Judicature Commission, and he is a bencher

alterations in the same: Now, this is to give notice tbat po alteration can of the Ioner Temple.

properly be made in any affidavit after the same has been sword, and that

any commissioner initialling such an alteration would commit an irreguSir HENRY JAMES SUMNER Maine, K.C.S.I., LL.D., master of Trinity larity, and would render himself liable to the revocation of his commission, Hall, Cambridge, late professor of jurisprudence in the University of Oxford,

By order of the Lord Chancellor, has been elected an Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

February 6, 1882.

H. LATHAM, Registrar. Mr. John Page MIDDLETON, barrister, has been appointed Queen's Advocate for the Gold Coast Colony, in succession to Mr. Thomas Woodcock,

CHANCERY DIVISION. deceased. Mr. Middleton is the son of Mr. John Page Middleton, of Hin. driogham, Norfolk. He is a graduate of Tricity Hall, Cambridge, and he

ORDER OF Court. was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in Trinity Term, 1874. He is a

Tuesday, the 7th day of February, 1882. member of the South-Eastern Circuit, and he was formerly one of the staff of the Whereas from the present state of the business before the Vice-Chancellor WEEKLY REPORTER.

Sir James Bacon and Mr. Justice Kay, it is expedient that a portion of the
Caunes transferred to Mr. Justice Kay by the order dated the 10th of January,

1882, should be transferred to Vice-Chancellor Bacon : Now I, the Right DISSOLUTIONS OF PARTNERSHIPS.

Honourable Roundell Baron Selborne, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, GEORGE WYATT DIGBY and ARTHUR EVANS, solicitors (Digby and Evans), do hereby order that the several causes set forth in the schedule hereto be Maldon, Essex Jan. 31.

[Gazeite, Feb. 3, 1882.] Accordingly transferred from Mr. Justice Kay to the Vice-Chancellor Sir James

NEW ORDERS, &c.

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