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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 "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, & Kingsford; John Hales.
in course of liquidation by arrangement. In that case the Court of Appeal held hat 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 uniistinguishable 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 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. the parties to the agreement assented to them; and the onus is on the
cannot introduce terms into a written contract unless there is evidence that Both R. Brothers and the London firm went into liquidation, and 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
accepted, and it was not shown that the debtors had notice of the letters or This was an appeal by the Comptoir d'Escompte de Paris from a decision 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 debtors.
Solicitors for the Comptoir d'Escompte, Lyne & Holman. The debtors, who were merchants 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
SOCIETIES. 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 Rushton & 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 had 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, ninety-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. Rashton 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 oon.. 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 case default should be made in acceptance or payment of any of the said Order proposed to be submitted to the Lord Chancellor and other persone bills, or if the drawers or acceptors should suspend payment or apply for or empowered by the Act to i88de General Orders. This order the coupoil take the benefit of any Aot for the relief of insolvent debtors, or petition for carefally considered and made saggestions thereon; their polioy being to protection, or be adjudicated bankropt, or execute any deed of arrangement secure the promulgation of such a scale of obarges as, while fair to the profes. or composition or inspectorship, or take any other steps whatsoever towards sion, would be liberal to the publio, and so ensare in practice 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 counoil was represented by Mr. H. Wing and Mr. H. R. or the concurrence of, any person whomsoever, without waiting for the Thorpe. Though the goale suggested by the Incorported Law Society, U.K., maturity of the said bills, and either by public auction or private sale, and was, with some slight modifications, approved by your council, 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 isgoed will be ordinary cases, and shall apply the net proceeds of any sale or sales thereof in sabstantial 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 imperative, 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 exolude 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 current furnished by or through yon in respect of the said goods property by the mortgagor. The new coupoil may think it desirable to Bball be received by us as sofficient evidence of the accuracy of the transac- issue some ordinary common forms settled by counsel, so that coiformity tions to which they respeo ively 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 the 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 pleadınge, but not to abolish them 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 the 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 by Rushton Brothers under the district registrars are to have the powers given to masters. terms of the letter of bypothecation. The frustee 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 assomption 858), R. & Co., consigned goods to H. for sale, drew bills on him that "debtor's summons” means debtor's summons under the Debtors Art, 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 sball 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 £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,
1.—That in the opioion of this council, the imposition of a tax upon soli. bar requiring a Queen's Counsel to have a junior whenever be appears for the and ought to be abolished. plaintiff, and the amount of fees paid to counsel generally. Chat the taxing master should have a discretion as to the allowance of the fees of more
2.—That 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, sucb 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, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and Lotes.
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 apathy shown by the great majority of the provinoial law societies
, & referenoe to an arbitrator.'
and the council having brought the question before the annual meetiog 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-op-ration of to consider this matter, and it is believed that it will shortly report folly 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 advantageons to the community if the law of public 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 centres of population has long been admitted. The causes of this tiated agaiost 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. Thé 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 certilaw 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 ander conditions of haste and pressure which On Tuesday, the Irish 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 inourred, are, against their wish, and under the alternative of being made the majority of the court held that the evidence to which exception was taken
now under sentence of ten years' penal servitude for defrauding the Stamp Office. Temanets to a subseqnent assize, either reserred to arbitration, which simply 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 method of decision almost invariably tedious, costly, and distasteful to the ment. Colclough was indicted for having uttered three specific stamps, proved
reserved the question, and also Mr. Baron Fi'zgerald, dissented from the judg. parties concerned ; or compromise, equally distasteful to them, on terms which might 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
to be forgeries. The Crown produced several documents on the court files, and getting up the case for trial had been incurred.
dates were affixed with the instrument used in affixing date sta nps 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 whe' her 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 bereafter 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 daty 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 subject of the indict6.- It is not contemplated or desired that judges should reside permanently
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 he, though trict, are matters which could best be arranged by the judges themselves with
he seemed to be diffident about it himself ; 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 their 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 judgment 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 milst stand.
Taylor, Bertram Augustus
Wells, George Elwin
Taylor, Herbert Behan
Wethey, Richard Edward
Turner, Charles Mallord William White, Dudley Stoart
Whitelock, William Henry, B.A.
Underhill, William Hamilton, B.A. Wigan, Alfred Lewis The following candidates were successful at the Intermediate Examination Veno, Richard William Henry Wild, Arthur Francis Verulam held on the 19th of January, 1882 :
Voss, John Matthew
Williams, David Christopher Row. Adams, Arthur Robert Holbrook, Waller Wainscot, Thomas
Wakefield, John Edward William, Williams, Llewelyn
Williamson, John Arnot
Willis, Henry John
Winship, Charles Edward
Wragg, John Haywood
Yolland, John Cirwardino
Young, Charles Vernon
Ilderton, William Sanderson, B.A,
Ilderton, Robert Mitford, B.A.
The following candidates were successful at the Final Exazination held on
the 17th and 18th of January, 1882 :Brazil, Frank William Jacob, George Ugle
Adams, Charles Lemesle
Helliwell, Frederick William
Heron, John Scott
Hill, Francis Arthur
Hodges, Francis Edward
Humphreys, Edward Wynde
Hunt, George Henry
Jackson, Arthur Peroy, B.A.
Jones, Charles Allan
Joyce, Francis Albert
Kindler, Alfred Wilkinson
King. Obarles Stewart
Bentley, Richard Herbert
Knowles, John Wright
Lander, Robert Ernest Foulis
Langdon, George James
Lattey, Henry, B.A.
Maclean, Harry Robert Alexander Blacklock, Thomas James Irving Leech, Ernest Edward
Lewis, William James
Lingard, John Thoraley
Marston, John Beale
Boyce, Arthur Courtenay Wooll. Llewellin, John Charles, B.A.
combe Crompton, William Wolstenholme
Longbottom, Lewis Henry
Boyer, Edward Lawrance
Longton, Henry Johnson
Broadbent, Thomas William
Lyttelton, The Hon. Robert Henry,
M Kenda, Theodore
McMaster, John Maxwell
Manning, Thorold Davys
Meek, Ernest Edwin
Metcalfe, Henry Seymour
Cottingham, Robert Martin Johnson Mills, Thomas Storeton, B.A.
Moore, William James Rendall
Morris, Francis George
Munns, Argold Edward
Nance, Walter Norris
Newman, Samuel Alfred
Norton, William Henry
Duka, Francis, T. T., B.A., LL.B. Nowell, Francis Joseph
Dutton, Frederick William, B.A, Okell, John
Phillips, Mervin White
Piper, Alfred Towry
Plant, Charles Harvey
Pointing, Thomas Hayward
Pope, Sydney Philip
Price, Meredydd Lewis Willy Lloyd
Rayner, Thomas Dyson, B.A.
Roberts, Harry Price
Robertson, Arthur George Shaw Gribble, Herbert Willis Reginald Simms, Afred
Gould, Theodore Henry, B.A. Rydon, Arthur Hope
Selwyn, George Arthur, B.A.
Shaw, George Malcolm
Shoppee, Gerald Augustine, B.A.
Grover, Montague Herbert
Simpkinson, Frederick George
Gardon, Edward Temple, B.A. Sinnett, James Morice, B.A.
Smith, David Duncan
Hadow, Malcolm McGregor
Smith, Harold Oxley Chamberlain
Hammond, Henry Benjamin William Smurthwaite, Baynes Wright
Hardman, Frederic William
Solly, Godfrey Allan
Spark, Thomas Blake
Harris, Frank Bridal
Spickett, James Edward
Stedman, Reginald John Mascall
Stracban, William Henry
Summers, Edmund William Bowlas Walker, Thomas Flewitt
Watts, William Day
Webster, Reginald Thomas
MR. CHARLES CHAPMAN BARBER,
Mr. Charles Chapman Barber, barrister, died rather suddenly at his
residence, 71, Cornwall-gardens, on the 5th inst. Mr. Barber was educated at Thomas, Frank Williams, Roderick
St. Jobr's College, Cambridge, where he graduated as ninth wrangler in 1833. Toogood, Thornton Wilson, George Worria
He was a pupil in the chambers of Mr. Daval, the well-known conveyancer, Tuck, Arthur William Winter, Charles Pearson
and he was called to the bar at Lincoln's-inn in Easter Term, 1833. He was Turner, Ernest Withy, Alfred Ernest
a sound equity lawyer and excellent conveyancer, and for over forty-eight Tweedy, George Wolff, Frederick Louis
years enjoyed a very large junior practice. He was a member of the Chancery Vajzey, Arthur Reginald
Proceduie Commission in 1853, and rendered valuable assistance in framing Wynne, Campbell Montague Edward Verables, Arthur
the rules of practice under the Chancery Amendment Acts, Mr. Barber was 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 Law | pointed 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 the 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. Equity.-The Professor of Equity will, during the ensuing educational term,
Mr. Thomas Thimbleby, solicitor, of Spilsby and Wainfleet, died at the deliver a course of twelve lectures upon the principles of assignment and former place on the 27th olt. from paralysis. Mr. Thimbleby was admitted a 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 same hoor on Wednes days and Fridays.
was admitted a solicitor in 1869, had been for several years in partnership Law of Real and Personal Property.--The Professor of the Law of Real and he had been clerk to the county magistrates at Spilsby. He had been for
with him. He was a perpetual commissioner for Lincolnshire, and since 1862 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 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 delivered on Tgesdays at 4p.m., and on Fridays at 3.5 p.m.
MR. GEORGE WILLIAM HAINES. 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 bad 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. A meeting of this society was held at Clement's-inn Hall
on Wednesday, Mr. Haines was a town councillor for Barton Ward, and he was for several the 1st of February, Mr. D’A. B. Collyer in the chair. Mr. William Gamble years a poor law guardian. He was agent for the Liberal party at the last and Mr. W. Denham were elected members of the society. Mr. Richardson general election. He was buried at the Gloucester Cemetery on the 4th inst. moved " That the exigencies of Parliamentary debate require the institution Mr. Haines leaves a widow and one son, and his premature death is lamented of the Clôture," being supported by Messrs. Mott, Whitebouse, Joel, Parker, by a large circle of friends. Parsons, and Bartrum, and opposed by Messrs. Brown, Rosber, KainsJackson, Bartley, Denniss, and Tillotson. The chairman having sommed
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'A. 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 abject of the recent outrages on the Jews in that He was a perpetual commissioner for Northamptonshire, and he had a very country." Mr. Newman seoonded 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 Messrs. 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 samming 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.
Liberal party at Northampton. He had been twice mayor of Northamp-
ton, and he was an alderman for the borongh at the time of his death. He Tnesday, February 7.-Mr. C. E. Barry in the obair.— Messrs. W. Wells,
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 members. On the motion of Mr. Bartlett, a vote of thanks was upanimously accorded to Mr. Napier, the late secretary. The society loses a most valgable officer in Mr. Napier, who has acted 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 daties 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 basiness, the principal part of which was the discussion of a motion, 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
Bill to prescribe the procedure in England and Ireland relative to indict. members of the society. The question raised considerable discussion, and criminal cases.—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. Dext 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 announced 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 had only held the post for twelve montbe.
FRANCIS JAMES RIDSDALE, deceased, and FRANCIS JAMES RIDSDALE, jun., LEGAL APPOINTMENTS.
solicitors, No. 5, Gray’s-inn-square. October 31, the date of the death of the said Francis Ridsdale. The suid Francis James Ridsdale, the surviving partner,
will in future carry on the said business at 5, Gray's-ind-squire aforesaid, Mr. EDWARD HERBERT BURKITT, solicitor, of 6, London-wall, has been under the style or firm of Ridsdale & Sun. [Gazetle, 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,
JOINT STOCK COMPANIES.
LIMITED IN CHANCERY. Ouvry. Mr. Crawford was admitted a solicitor in 1872. He is a commissioner BABBY'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 Chitty, J., on Feb 11, Rogers and Chave. sheriff of London and Middlesex. He is also solicitor to the Vintners' Com.
Queen Victoria st, solicitors for the petitioner
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.
citors for the petitioners The Right Hon. HENRY CECIL RAIKES, barrister, who has been elected
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 of the late Mr. Henry Raikes, of Llwynegrin Hall, Flintshire, and was born 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
SOCIETY OF AFRICAN TRADERS, LIMITED.-Fry, J., has by an order, dated Jan 30, 1874 till 1880 he was Chairman of Committees 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 pas ordered that the voluntary winding up of the association be
continued. Beall and Co, Queen Victoria st, solicitors for the petitioner Mr. MICHAEL PLACID L H, 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 part, 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 Co, Bishopsgate st 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 Mr. THOMAS HENRY BARTLETT, solicitor, of 2, Arthur-street West, has Trenbied. PATENT PONTOON. DOCK AND SLIPWAY COMPANY, LIMITED.-Creditors are
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 Caodlewick Ward.
chambers, for the appointment of an official liquidator Mr. THOMAS BEARD, solicitor, of 10, Basingball-street, has been elected
[Gazette, Feb.7.] Chairman of the Billingsgate Market Sub-committee of the Common Council
. LONGSIGHT PERMANENT BENEFIT BUILDING SOCIETY.-Creditors are required, on or
UNLIMITED IN CHANCERT 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 folicitor in 1858, and he is in partnership with his song, Messis. Walter James
hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and
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 firm of Flewker & Page), of
COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER. Wolverbampton, has been elected President of the Wolverhampton Law CLITIEBOE PERMANENT BENEFIT 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
FRIENDLY SOCIETIES DISSOLVED. Council.
TRUTH AND HAPPINESS LODGE OF THE PHILANTHROPIC INSTITUTION, M.U., Globe Inn, Mr. William CHARLES POWNING, solicitor (of the firm of Lee, Houseman, Ebbw Vale, Monmouth. Feb 1.
[Gazette, Feb, 7 ) & Powning), of Salisbury, has been unanimously elected Town Clerk of that 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.
NEW ORDERS, &c.
THE SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE.
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 the Appellate Jurisdiction Act, he was appointed a judge of the Court of sioners to administer oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicatore are some
Whereas it has been represented to the Lord Chancellor that commisAppeal, 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 affidavits, to initial Procedure Committee and on the Judicature Commission, and he is a bencher alterations in the same: Now, this is to give notice that do 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 irregoSir HENRY JAMES SUMNER MAINE, K.C.S.I., LL.D., master of Trioity 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 Hindringham, 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
1882, should be transferred to Vice-Chancellor Bacon : Now ], 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