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by Cockburn, C.J., “that if the delendants were not really the agents of and suddenly this thing that secmed asleep moves and gobbles them all up." the plaintiffs

, the latter could not recover, and that the commission I think that shows very correcily the nature and power of the man. You was not due merely because, in some way or other, the loan followed have lost, besides a very good friend in Lord Justice Lush, a man who was an casually, indirectly, and as a remote consequence. The question to be deter- ensinent judge of appeal. He was well versed in the practice, and he had a mined was, did the plaintiffs really render the services which were the con- thorough appreciation of this society. You have lost also Vice-Chancellor sideration for the alleged agreement? if not they were not entitled to the Maling, that man of the warmest heart and kindliest disposition, who, if ho Temuneration. It did not follow that because the money was ultimately ever rred, as the Court of Appeal sometimes said he did, erred simply in obtained, tbat, therefore, as a matter of course, the plaintiffs were entitled to consequence of the warmth of his heart and kindness of his disposition. You Jecover the commission.” It is true in the case before me that Mr. Thompson bave lost also a man in another branch of the profession-who I look upon obtained from the plaintiff the knowledge that the house was for sale as well as a man of considerable eminence-I mean the late Mr. Ouvry, who I think As 10 be let, but his object was at that time to become a tenant, and not a was one of your trustees. He was a man of great literary research, of great purchaser, and his mentioning the fact of the house being on sale to a third antiquarian knowledge, of a very sound judgment, and a good supporter of party appears to me to have led casually and as a remote consequence to the this society. There is one other name that occurs to me to mention. It is sale, and does not entitle the estate agent to his commission. I have not that of one of your oldest members—indeed, I believe one of your founders, arrived at this conclusion without some doubt, and have been mainly and I am bappy to think it is only temporary illoess that keeps him away-I influenced in my decision by the riew taken by the late Chief Justice in the mean Mr. Harry Rogers. Some of tbose that I have mentioned have passed case of Antrobus v. Wickens. There will, therefore, be a verdict entered for away, and their places must be taken by younger men, who must do their the plaintiff for £9 78. 6d., but I think the facts of the case justify my order best to follow their great example. Your society has among its numerous ing that the plaintiff should have bis costs taxed on the higher scale.

merits the merit of bringing together all the members of our common profession, Solicitor for the plaintiff, Druitt, Bournemouth.

and ar, I believe, has been often said on these occasions, you may find here the Solicitor for the defendants, Dibben.

humblest copying clerk and the Lord Chancellor himself. That is a very great merit, and let we say that I hope that every man who is bere present, and every member of the great profession to which we all belong, will always

strive to do that which will ennoble and exalt it before the rest of the world; SOCIETIES.

that no man will ever descend to any mean tricks and mean artifices, but will endeavour to uphold the good name of “lawyer.” I know that as a rule it is doubtful whether lawyers are altogether popular. On the stage they cer

tainly are not. I do not recollect ever to bave seen in a stage-play a lawyer UNITED LAW CLERKS SOCIETY.

who was the bero of the piece, but we may mend these matters, and that The fiftieth anniversary of this society was celebrated at the Freemasons' may become a mere relic of the past, one of those prejudices which ought to Tavern on Wednesday. The Hon. Mr. Justice Chitty presided, and about have died long ago, and ought not to bave survived as long as they have. 300 goeste sat down to dinner, amongst whom were the following gentlemen : I have said it is a merit of your society to bring together all branches of the - The Right Hon. Lord Justice Bowen, Mr. C. Crompton, Q.C., Mr. H. B. profession. I think I may congratulate you to-night on the goodly assemblage Ince, Q C., Mr. F. A. Jnderwick, Q.C., M.P., Mr. A. R. Jelt, Q.C., Mr. E. which is here; indeed it is an occasion on wbich we ought to give a special Macnaghten, Q.C., Mr. F. Waller, Q.C., Mr. W. F. Archibald, Mr. J. E. celebration in connection with the society, because you have now attained your Banker, Mr. ... Couard, Mr. A. M. Sullivan, Mr. J. E. Crisp, Mr. F. 0. fiftieth year—this, indeed, is your jubilee. In the life of societies of this kind Crump, Mr. H. B. Deane, Mr. J. W. Evans, Mr. Vesey Fitzgerald, Mr. it is well known as they get older the claims which come upon them by H. D. Greene, Mr. G. B. Hogher, Mr. C. Jack, Mr. T. Norihmore reason of the members advancing in age, and by reason of the havoc that death Lawrence, Mr. F. Lockwood, Mr. E. Pollock, Mr. E. H. Pollard, Mr. S. makes amongst them, multiply and increase, and there comes a time someRoherts, Mr. H. G. Shre, Mr. H. E. Stansfield, Mr. Edward Turner, Mr. times of great anxiety—a time of pinching. I am happy to say, so far as F. R. Bloxam, Mr. T. D. Bolton, Mr. E. Bromley, Mr. T. Skewes Cox, Mr. I am able to gather from the reports which I have had—that report which is J. Anderson Rose, Mr. T. H. Devonshire, Mr. W. J. Farrer, Mr. J. Ji before us, and the other reports that I have had made to me that your society Kerby, Mr. B. G. Lake, Mr. George Lewis, Mr. J. V. Musgrave, Mr. H. S. has passed through this crisis. It has passed through the critical period and Ryland, Dr. Thompson, Mr. John Vallance, Mr. W. Melmoth Walters, Mr. is now in a sound financial condition. The objects of your society are well L. Yate Lee, &c., &c.

kdown to you, and it is not right the I shoul enter into tbem in detail The CHAIRMAN, in proposing the toast of “The Queen,” remarked that the may say that you have, as all of you probably know, two principal funds. One reign of her Majesty had exceeded, by a few months, that of her illustrious is the Benevolent Fund, which you apply for the benefit of those who are in predecessor Elizabeth, and be felt assured that when the history of the Victorian need, and even of those who are not members. The other and larger fund is era came to be written, it would be no less celebrated for the discoveries in the Provident Fund, and the income of that is applied to the help of those who science and art which had been made in that period than was the reign of are in temporary sickness. That is one of the first matters, and in connection good Queen Bess for the discoveries wbich had been made in the, until ihed, with that, I tbink it right to draw your attention to tbis, that I understand the unknown parts of the world.

society bas lately made a provision under which a medical man can attend The toast was drunk with three times three.

upon ihe members in sickness. This is a great advantage to us working men, Tbe CHAIRMAN Dext gave the health of the Prince and Princess of Wales because so many of us when we are in harness do not like to put it off, so and the other members of the Royal Family. He remarked that, accustomed many of us will go on a little longer, and a little longer, without as they were, as lawyers, to hard work, yet, if they were put for one week to seeing the doctor. Perhaps we don't like to pay his fees, but for perform the labours which fell to the lot of the Prince of Wales all the year

or other we often do not go to ibe medical man round they would soon find themselves worn out. The Princess of Wales early as we should. I think the provision which has been made may graced and charmed every society in which sbe was present, and they had for probably, to some extent, relieve the fund which is applied to cases Royal dukes a soldier, a sailor, and a man of letters, each of whom had made of sickness, because, by going to the medical man in time, the sickness may & study of their professions and seemed to be proficients in them.

be prevented. Another great application of your money, and one of the most The Chairman Dext gave the Army, Navy, and Auxiliary Forces. He beneficial, is the pensions for the superannuated men-men who are worn out regretted that there was no representative of the army present, and in by the labours of this life, who bave got some time still to spend, and who, if it joculer terms observed that the nearest approach to an admiral they possessed were not for the pensions, would be in a state of poverty, if not misery. Now, was the admirable Mr. Macpaghted, and his chief claim to respond to the there are some who think in these days that misfortune is never disassociated toast was that he was a friend of Mr. Smith, the late Lord of the

Admiralty. altogether from fault; but I think it is not good to look too narrowly into He had also occasionally to cross St. George's Channel, and in former days these matters, and I believe, as a matter of fact, we should not always be strive he bad been capable of handling an oar or a pair of soulls at Freshwater. ing to maintain the line which may divide the fault from the And whilst first classio at Cambridge be bad also had the honour of winning misfortape, and I feel convinced that there are many men in this tbe Diamord Soulls at Henley.

world who, however deserving or industrious they may be, do fail Mr. MACNAGHTEN baving responded,

for what may be scientifically called pure misfortune. Another application Captain B. DEANE, of the Inng of Court R. V.C., replied for the Auxiliary of your fonds is for the benefit of the widow of a deceased man, a sum of Forces,

£50 being paid for her benefit by the society. Well, gentlemen, I feel that The CHAIRMAN then erbmitted the toast of the evening, “Prosperity to I am almost falling into the train of a sermon, but really one may talk the United Law Clerks' Society.” He said :-On such an occasion as this somewhat in serious style of these matters, and I think we ought to talk in a I think it right to refer to the losses you bave sustained. The obief lose, serious style of these matters. In these days it is hardly necessary to preach and the one perbaps that touches us most dearly, is that which bas deprived much on the subject of thrift. It is a subject upon which you have all of you you of your chairman, Sir Jobn Holker. Many things have been written heard much, and it cannot be doubted that the man who is not thrifty in his youth and said of him during the last few days. Most of you, I take it, bave becomes in his old age dependent solely on the bounty of othere. There is this, read wbat was said, and it is a matter of great regret to me that so noble a

to my mind, terrible result-I cannot imagine a more miserable state, unless man as I think he was gbould not bave been able to be present bere to

it is connected with mislortune purely, than a man in his old age should find Digbt to propose this toast instead of myself. I do not feel competent on

he has made no provision for himself and that be bas lost the great strength this ocoasion to epeak of him. I knew the man; I came across him, not so

of his mind, which is independence. Well, I think I may now remind you of often as others who bave been at the bar, but I recognized in him that which

a source froin which your fucds come. I believe the external donors act with all recognized that be was a genuine, sterling, and honest man. I do not

some considerable liberality. They consist of the bench, wbich I hope always know whether on this occasion I might venture to mention to you a story bar. Now the bar no doubt is the most brilliant branch, and, at the same time, the

has contributed and will continue to contribute its portion. Next comes the wbich will give you a notion of the man's capacity. It was told to me many years ago in bomely language, and I think I may ventare to repeat most speculative part of the profession. It costs, as a rule, a great deal of it thongh I am speaking of a man tbat is gone. "Jack Holker,” it was

money to put a man in a proper state to become a barrister. There are great in a pond watching-watching, and you think he is asleep, and you let your of the Northern Circuit in his time. He said that if the profits of the circuit said, " is a very dangerous advereary. He is so quiet. He lies like an old pike prizes to be gained at the bar, but all the members of the bar are not rich. I

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were evenly divided amongst all the barristers who attended, they would given their names for the benefit of the society, but all of them had at some each retire from the circuit with the munificent sum of 6s. 80. But there are time occupied the chair at these anoiversary restival., aud Lord Cairns hud some at the bar who gain the prizes of the profession, and these men I hope, occupied it twice, once as Attorney-General, and once as Lurd Chancellor. and I believe, looking at the list, are good contributors towards the funds of He found amougst the patrons the Lords Justices, all of whom, with the excepthe society. Next I ought to mention the solicitors, who are greatly interested tion of Lord Justice Bowen, had taken the chair, and even he had sat there in it. The bar, rightly or wrongly, look upon the solicitors as the in another capacity. He thought they woull look in vain for any namn 4 of wealthier portion of the profession. I think it is true, taking the solicitors as position in the bench or bar which did not belong to someone who, in some a whole. They, as well as the barristers, have a great interest in this society, form or another, had extended his patronaga and assistance to the society. because they, the solicitors as well as the barristers, employ a considerable Mr. F. O. CRUMP, in responding, said that he looked back at that periu I of staff of clerks. Now, the best part of your contributions, to my mind, are his career when he was in the possession of that fraction of a fourth of a clerk those which arise from the members themselves ; because those are the men wbich had been referred to when he was placed in the position, of which he that are carrying out the honest principles of thrift, and are really, in the was then, and still was proud, of one of the secretary's arbitrators. Daring shape of their contributions, laying by something which will be spent for their the fifteen years he had so acted there had been only one occasion upon which benefit in old age. The next thing, I think, I should mention is this. I he was called on to adjudicate upon a difficulty arising between one of the have not troubled you with any statistics, but one of your officers has told me members aod those who had the management of the society's affairs. that the area over which your society's operations extend is included within Lord Justice Bowen tben gave “The Chairman.” He observed that if the a circle, the radius of which is twenty-five miles from your central office, and chairman had never been born the name of Chitty would still have been famous he says that, making a fair computation, there are 7,000 barristers and in the ears of every lawyer, but fortunately for the present generation, and, solicitors within that circle ; 4,000, he computes, are solicitore. Now indeed, for posterity, the chairman had been born. The chairman bad spoken a moderate computation

ascribe to these 4,000 to them of a great Cambridge name, the name of Macnagbten, famous on solicitors a clerk and half a piece; that will give you 6,000 the river and famous in the schools. Ho (Lord Justice Bowen) was an Oxford solicitors' clerks. The computation with reference to the 3,000 remain. man, and against the great Cambridge hero, Macaaghten, he would put the ng barristers' clerks is a much more difficult one. Some few barristers, I great Oxford hero, Chitty. With Chitty he defied them at the schools, and he believe, may have three or two clerks. A considerable number have one. Those deaed them on the river. But it was not only on the river and in the schools of you who have practised in or frequented the Master of the Rolls' Court will he was famous, but had the Australiaos, who had come over within the last recollect that the Master of the Rolls had one especial favourite, and that was few months, paid them a visit some twenty years ago, he thought they would the little boy in Chancery-lane. I believe that there is a large number of bave fonnd a very formidable antagonist upon the cricket-field in the chairmen at the bar who have divided the little boy, such as yon may see in man. They had to congratulate themselves that in a moment of great legal Chancery-lane, among them. If two boys are equal to one clerk, probably changes, when the courts of first instance were deprived of the presence of you would find that there are some barristers who each have a fraction of one. one of the greatest lawyers of modern times, the Government of the day, whitfourth of a clerk. But the result would be this, that you would get about ever their other faults, at all events, by a happy instinct, saw that the one 2,000 clerks from the barristers, which, added to the 6,000 from the solicitors, man who could succeed best to the vacant post of the Master of the Rolls was would give you 8,000. Now, the members of the society altogether appear to Mr. Justice Chitty, and whatever might be his future lot, he (Lord Justice number a little more than 800. The result, therefore, is, that you have not much Bowen) would venture to assure him that there was no honour and no dignity more than ten per cent of the whole number. Now I appeal to the managing which could befal him but would bring with it the sympathy and respect and clerks in the Chancery Division, what a large outstanding personal estate esteem of the entire profession to which be belonged. there is to get in, a personal estate of ninety per cent. of the whole amount. The toast was drunk upstanding, and with three times three. There is a field for the energetic men, a field which I hope they will not leave Tbe CHAIRMAN, in acknowledging the compliment, observed that it was true uncultivated. I have not said one word as yet as to what law clerks do. We his ancestors were lawyers, His grandfather was probably not known to see-I think I may say we know, though it is not very long that I have been many present, although bo might mention that a distinguished foreigner not on the bench-the members of the bench see a great deal of the managing long ago had written to him, asking for a list of his (the chairman's) work, clerks, and, speaking seriously, I can say that they perform their work and he found that he meant the works of his grandfather. His own dear father admirably. They have very serious duties to perform. They appear

was known to many who were prosent, and no man had a more frieadly feelto me to know their practice well, and there is only one complaint that ing towards law clerks than he had, and probably no man in the profession I am disposed to make against them, and that is one which arises who saw more of them than he did. Cricket and boating had been referrel in consequence of something which has happened to night. I say it is to, and he (the chairman) would urge strongly upon the law clerks the desir. not long since I left the bar, and some managing clerk this evening ability of employing their leisure hours wisely and profitably. He would put this paper into my hands. I read it through, the statement of advise them to take care of their leisure hours, for he was sure their business claim and the rest—that is to say, the toasts that have to be proposed—and

hours would look after themselves. I looked to the end for the observations. I thought I should find some Mr. INDERWICK proposed "The Bench, the Bar, and the Profession," which very eloquent remarks and some very concise and neat expressions which I was responded to by might make use of. I am sorry to say the managing clerk who prepared this Lord Justice Bowen for the bench, and be spoke in sympathetic terms of one brief did not do bis duty in this respect. But there is more that remains behind, who had lutely passed away from amongst them, to whom he felt bound by or, rather, I should say in front, because there is no indorsement whatever. I a tie of great respect and gratitude for the obligations which he had incarrei have ouly a blank paper. I believe that is one of the most serious charges to him. The name of Mr. Henson, a clerk, who died within the last fortnight, that it has ever fallen to me to make agaiost 80 magnificent a body as they are. was well known to most of those present. He was one of the friends of the Now there is one part of their duties upon which I think one ought to make society, and he had never come across a more upright or more honorable an observation, and it is this, that they do most of their work unseen. I had man or one more conversant with the practice of the profession. He dared say almost said unknown. Some of you may have read those grim and humorous they would forgive him having mentioned a name which tied him to the tales of Bret Harte. I was looking at one not very long ago called “ Tenessee's society amongst other things, a name familiar, probably, to most of them, and Pardner.” Tenessee was a man who had the misfortune of not having been well certainly to all those who had practised at judges' cbambers. educated in his early days. He was in California and he made some mistake with Mr. ÖROMPTON replied for the bar, and dwelt upon the extraordinary com. regard to another man's property, and the result was that he was tried by Mr. munity of feeliog which existed between all the members of the profession, fron Justice Lynch with the usual result. But he had a partner, a quiet man, who the highest to the lowest, such as he thought could not be found in any other hardly altered a word. He was really a faithful friend who begged I'enessee's body profession, and even in the law, in any other country. Mr. Henson had been and put it in the earth and gave it decent interment. But the remarkable clerk to the emineat pleader Mr. Eity, and as a pleader he was secoa / goly part in that man's life, and that is why I mention the story—he died soon to Mr. Eady himself. Theirs was a profession which depended almost as after, is this : you never knew his name; he was only known as “ Tenessee's much upon its humbler as uppo its upper branches. pardner.” Now, I believe that some of tho best managing clerks, and many

Mr. LAKE acknowledged the coast for the solicitor branch of the profession, of the solicitors' clerks that appear do not get known by their names as they and expressed the deep obligation they were under to the clorks by whom ought to do. I know them, and many of us know them, not as “ Tenessee's the litigious business for the country was, to a great extent, conduoted. It pardner,” but as "Mr. So-and-so's managing clerk," and I sometimes wish was the exception to find any conduct on the part of a managing clerk to That, when I see their faces, I were able to appropriate their own proper dames which objection could be fairly taken, and their zeal for those for whon to their faces. Gentlemen, I have done. Samuel Taylor Coleridge, I believe, they worked and for the clients whose interests were represented was to win once asked a friend whether he had ever heard him preach. The friend said, a matter of wonder. He had scarcely over koowo an instance in which “ Why I have never heard you do anything else," and I feel that my observa- | for a moment they had allowed their own personal convenience to interfere tions to-night have been somewhat in that form ; but I really desire from my with the unselfish discharge of their duty. heart the prosperity of this society, and I shall be well satisfied it any one of my Mr, A. R. Jeli proposed “ The Trustees," and chance shots shall have hit the mark, and I shall have been, however humbly, Mr. W. F. FARRER having responded, of the slightest service to this great society. Gentlemen, I have said my say on Mr. RYLAND gave “ The Honorary Stewards," to which Mr. F. LOCKWOOD this occasion, and I hope you will make the response. I hope there will be a replied. proper response to tae claims of the society this evening, and I now bez to say, It was announced that 260 gaineas had been contributed, including a quoting once more Sidney Smith, that I feel that I have preached myself bare donation of twenty guineas from the chairman. to the sexton.

During the evening a selection of music was performed under the direcThe toast was drunk with great enthusiasm.

tion of Mr. Henry Upstone. Mr. H. B. INCE, Q.C., proposed the health of “The Trustees." He observed that the list of patrons contained the names of voblemen and gentle. men of the highest eminence in the profession, sach as the present Lord

HIGHWAY BOARD CLERKS' SOCIETY Chancellor, Lord Cairns, Lord Coleridge, and last, but by no means least, The first general meeting of the Highway Board Clerks' Society was held the great judge whose ability and genius had commanded all their respect, at the Law Institution on May 25. There were present: Mr. Joseph Dodds, whilst his arge-heartedness had commanded their affectionate regard, the M.P., chairman; Mr. I. L. "Bozward, Henwick, near Worcester; Mr. W. Master of the Rolls. He found also that these gentlemen had not merely Tuthill, Gloucester ; Mr. W. E. Paine, Rye ; Mr, E. Newman Knooker,

Sevenoaks ; Mr. Theo. Wm. Simpson, Tunbridge Wells; Mr. W. Foote, Swin-annual payment, and so the words were eliminated from the report. The don ; Mr. T. J. Hooper, Biggleswade; and Mr.T. Clayhills, Darlington, hon. matter, as I understood the Prime Minister, stands thus :-On the motion of secretary

Colonel Harcourt, one of the members for Oxfordshire, he had promised that The report of the committee stated that:

a certain amount should be given for relief in connection with main roads. The only attempted legislation affecting the interests of the society since At that time he had expected to Lave a considerable surplus, and intended to its formation is the Local Government Boundaries Bill, introduced into the deal with a portion of it in the County Government Bill. Having been House in February last by Lord Edmond Fitzmaurice, by which it is pro- obliged to abandon the hope of introducing and passing that Bill through posed that the Local Government Board shall proceed to effect the following Parliament in the present session, he said in effect : "I will deal tentatively ohjects :-1. That no poor law parish or union shall extend over the boundary with this subject of main roads, and in order that I may partially keep my of any county. 2. That po poor law parish shall be divided into isolated parts. promise to the member for Oxfordshire, I will appropriate out of the Con3. That no poor law parish shall be of so small a size, or have any part or solidated Fand a sum of £250,000 towards their repairs." That no doubt parts tbereof so situate, as to render the administration of the relief of the poor will be for the financial year from March, 1882-3. If, unfortunately, in therein or the local government of such parish or part or parts thereof in the another session of Parliament there should be no suitable legislation, then I opinion of the Local Government Board inconvenient. 4. That every high have no doubt the payment of a similar sum will be continued, but I feel way parish sball be coincident in area with some poor law parish. 5. That sure that it is the intention of the Government to deal with the subject every highway district sball be coincident in area with some rural sanitary exhaustively as soon as they have opportunity, and I have no doubt they will district. 6. That no poor law parish shall be entirely included in, or sor- deal with it on a more liberal scale even than the payment of £250,000 rounded by, another parish. The Local Government Board is to proceed to carry during the present year. I have no idea how they intend to allocate this out the powers of the Bill by schemes, and in the Bill it is proposed to enact, in sum; but, looking at it from a common-sense point of view, I think we muy the case of a bighway district which is not coincident in area with some rural assume that it will be distributed according to the expenditure on main roads sanitary district, the scheme may provide for the dissolution, alteration, or of the different highway boards throughout the country. formation of any highway district or highway districts. The Local Govern- Mr. Bozward (Henwick) seconded the adoption of the report. After a disment Boundaries Bill is, apparently, a sequence to the report of the Lords' cussion, in which several of the members present took part, the report was Committee on bighways, which was founded on an exbaustive inquiry, and unanimously adopted. --The report having been adopted, it was proposed by may, probably, influence legislation on highway matters for some time to the President, seconded by Mr. Bozward, and unanimously resolved, that the come. The Prime Minister has promised, pending general legislation on the accounts as audited by the committee be passed as correct. It was proposed suhject, to appropriate from the Consolidated Fund during the present financial by the President, seconded by the Vice-President, and unanimously resolved, year the sum of £250,000 towards the cost of maintenance of main roads, and that the report of the committee be received and adopted, and printed and proposes to increase the duty payable on certain carriages. Since the passing circulated amongst the members of the society, and also be sent to the olerks of the Higbway and Locomotive (Amendment) Act, 1878, dissatisfaction has of highway boards in the kingdom who have not joined tbe society. been felt in many quarters in consequence of the highway district being sub- Unanimously resolved that Messrs. J. R. Tomlin, of Richmond, Yorkshire, stituted for the parish as the unit for the maintenance of roads, and throwing and W. Foote, of Swindon, be added to the committee.--It was proposed by the cost of the main roads on the District Fund, which has bad the effect of the Vice-President, seconded by Mr. Simpson, and resolved, that the secretary increasing bighway rates in certain parishes, but other parishes are much bene- be requested to urge the members individually to obtain expressions of opinion fited.

from other local authorities that it is not desirable to increase the sphere of "The Highways and Locomotive (Amendment) Act, 1878, provides that their duties by absorption of highway districts. - It was proposed by Mr. where a highway district is or becomes coincident in area with a rural sanitary Knocker, seconded by Mr. Simpson, and resolved, that the special attention district, the rural sanitary authority of such district may apply to the of the committee be called to the general orders of the Local Government county antrhority for an order that any such rural sanitary authority may Board regulating the proceedings of highway boards with a view to their exercise all the powers of a highway board, and that from the date of the amendment and alteration of the system of accounts. Several members have order the bighway board shall be dissolved, but the Act contains no contra ing reported successful applications for compensation for extraordinary traffic provision that where desirable a highway board may absorb a sapitary -amongst others, Mr. Simpson reported having obtained £500 for extradistrict. The Long Ashton Highway Board have printed, and sent to other ordinary traffic consequent on the formation of the Tunbridge Wells and East, boards in the kingdom, copies of a memorial they have sent to the Prime bourne Branch, wbich passes through two parishes in his district-it was Minister, asking that an alternative clause may be inserted in any measure resolved that a memorandum of the same be placed in the minutes for refer. introduced by Government enabling a highway board to apply to the county ence.--It was proposed by Mr. Bozward, seconded by Mr. Tuthill, and authority to merge a rural sanitary district in a bighway district where they unanimously resolved, that the thanks of the meeting be, and they are hereby, are both coterminous.

accorded to the President for his assistance in the formation of the society “The area of some highway districts is the petty sessional division, in and its working since its commencement, and for his services in the chair others the onion, and others are coterminous with no other district. The that day. opinion amongst legislators appears to be that the area of a bighway district This concluded the proceedings. should be coterminous with some other district. The Local Government Boundaries Bill proposes it should be the rural sanitary district. “The committee think the following subjects are wortby the consideration

LAW ASSOCIATION. of the members of the society :-(1) What is the best unit for the manage- At the agual monthly meeting of the directors, held at the ball of the ment of highways, and what for their maintenance ? (2) Can the official Incorporated Law Society, Chancery-Jane, on Thursday, June 1, the follow, forms of highway accounts be simplified without detriment to efficiency ? (3) ing being present :~Mr. Desborough (chairman), and Messrs. Boodle, Col. Is it desirable that ratione tenure roads should be abolished ?"

lisson, Styan, Desborougb, jod., Parkin, Borges, Sidney Smith, Hedger Mr. Dodds, M.P., in moving the adoption of the report, said. The report Burt, Tylee, Kenry Tylee, Doyle, and A. B. Carpenter (secretary), grants of contains a reference to the Bill of Lord Edmond Fitzmaurice-a Bill I venture $1,350 were made to the widows and daughters of deceased members, one to say that would have required our very serious consideration, and to which new member was elected, and the ordinary general business was transaoted, I certainly should have invited serious consideration to-day had there appeared the slightest possibility of its being dealt with during the present session of Parliament. There are several points in it which would have had to be brought under your consideration, but, under present circumstances, I do not think it is of sufficiently pressing importance to warrant our spending

LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL. time in considering it to-day. At the same time, although no practical legislation is likely to follow during the present year, it may not be inopportune for gentlemen to give expression to any opinion they may have formed on the

COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION. sobject, with a view to suggestions being made to Lord Edmond Fitzmaurice,

TRINITY EXAMINATION, 1882. the Government, or anybody else, in connection with the various points dealt with in the Bill. Its great feature is the assimilation of boundaries of dis. At the general examination of students of the Inns of Court, beld at Lin. tricts. I may say I know that the President of the Local Government Board, coln’s-inn Hall, on the 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th of May, 1882, following in the footsteps of some of preceding Presidents of that Board, the Council of Legal Education awarded to David Calder Leck, Middle Temple, is exceedingly anxious that the difficult question of conflicting areas and James Edward Hamilton Beno, Inner Temple, studentships in jurispru. and boundaries should be got rid of, and that we should get into a system dence and Roman law of 100 guineas, to continue for a period of two years ; wbereby the multifarious duties of highway boards and sanitary and other and to Lindesay John Robertson, Middle Temple, a studentship in jurispru. authorities sbould be exercised within certain well-defined and uniform dence and Roman law, of 100 guineas, for one year. limits. The wbole matter will have to be dealt with by the Goveroment The council have also awarded to Thomas Edward Scrutton, Middle eventually, and, I think, had we not in Parliament been oppressed by Ireland Temple, the Barstow Law Scholarship, and to Thomas Bateman Napier, Inner and its difficulties, we should have had before us to-day a Bill that would Temple, a certificate of honour of the second class. bave required the exercise of all our attention and discretion-viz., a Bill for The council have also awarded to the following students certificates that they local county government. I know that such a Bill was prepared last autumn have satisfactorily passed a public examination:-Cambhumpati Akilandaiga, by the Government, and was intended to be introduced, but, as you doubtless Inder Temple; Cosmo Gordon Antrobus, Inner Temple ; William Baxter, very well know, the Prime Minister, in bis Budget speech, stated that the Inner Temple'; Ernest Montague Beard, Middle Temple ; William Bili must be abandoned for the present session. The report also refers to a Francis Bence-Jones, Inner Temple; Charles William Black, Middle matter of some considerable importance in connection with main roads, Temple ; Herbert Montagu Broughton, Inner Temple; John M'Leavy namely, the intimation of the Prime Minister that he intends to allocate out Brown, Inner Temple; Robert Weir Brown, Gray's-inn ;. Abraham of the Consolidated Fund a sum of £250,000 towards their repairs. In com- Crompton, Lincoln's-inn ; Mancherji Dadabhai Dadysett, Middle Temple; mittee we had a little discussion as to what was intended by the Prime Edward Thomas Holden Devas, Inner Temple; Patrick Robertson Don, Inner Minister-viz., whether it was to be an annual grant or not ; and as the report Temple ; George Eonis, Middle Temple; Harold James Lee Evans, loner was originally drafted, it stated that this was a grant of £250,000 per annum. Temple; George Lawtie Fagan, Gray’s-inn ; William Henry Field, Middl It was pointed out, however, that nothing had been said about this being an Temple ; Benedict William Ginsburg, Inner Temple ; William Ebene z

Gray, Inner Temple; Robert Jones Griffiths, Miádle Temple ; Matilal Gunta, Hypourable Roundell Baron Selborne, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain,
Middle Temple; Theodore Hall Hall, Lincoln's-inn; Benjamin Booth do therefore order that all causes and matters which have been assigned to
Haworth.Booth, Inner Temple; Alfred Holt, Middle Temple; Charles and are now pending before the Honourable the Vice-Chancellor Sir Charles
Pelham Haggins, Inner Temple; Benedict Jones, Lincoln's-inn; Coldham Hall be transferred until further order to the Honourable Sir Edward
Crump Knight, Inner Temple ; Egerton Charles Baring Lawford, Inner Ebenezer Kay, one of the justices of the High Court of Justice, to be heard
Temple; Rochfort Maguire, "Inner Temple ; Ernest Louis Meinertzbagen, and disposed of by bim so far and to sạch extent as he shall consider necessary
Inner Temple ; Richard Mercer, Inner Temple; John Montenore, Middle or expedient. And this order is to be drawn up by the registrar and set op in
Temple; John Ignatius Morris, Inner Temple ; Francis Herbert Padwick, the several offices of the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice.
Inner Temple; James Peiris, Lincoln's-ind; Hume Chancellor Piprent, Middle

SEL BORNE, C.
Temple ; Robert John Price, Middle Temple ; Leicester Morgan Reed, Inner
Temple ; Francis Joseph Ridgway, Inner Temple; Thomas Edward Scrutton,
Middle Temple; John Auchmedden Baird Shand, Lincoln's-inn; Anandrao

; Elmer Speed, Middle Temple ; James Andrew Strahan, Middle Temple : MR. DANIEL, Q.C., ON BANKRUPTCY LAW Henry Terrell, Middle Temple; Josiah Ragland Thomas, Inner Temple ;

AMENDMENT.
John Wertheimer, Middle Temple; George White, Middle Temple ; Thomas
Mott Whitehouse, Middle Temple; Robert Woodfall

, Inner Temple ; William At a meeting of the Bradford Law Students' Society, on the 5th iost., Mr. Andrew George Woods, Middle Temple; and Robert Augustus Arthur Wright, Daniel, Q.C., wbo presided, noticing an article on the subjeot of Bankruptcy Inner Temple.

wbich bad appeared in the Nineteenth Century from the pen of Lord Sber. The following students passed a satisfactory examination in Roman law :- brooke, said that the writer seemed to be iu despair in regard to the Amelius Francis Ward Beauclerk, Lincoln's-ion ; William Le Vane Robert

matter. He really did not wonder at the despair of Lord Sherbrooke, bat Roxby Beverley, Inner Temple; Thomas Smart Blyth, Inner Temple ; Thomas he could not say that he should be glad to see the people of this country, Boston Bruce, Middle Temple : George Richard Gwaras Carlyov, Inner and especially the commercial community, reduced to such a state. He Temple; Manobindra Krishna Deva, Inner Temple; Frank Dumat, Middle could thus far see into Lord Sherbrooke's mind, that there was something Temple ; William Gerald Elliot, Inner Temple; Edmund Waterton Farnal),

more required to make the interest of debtors and creditors such as they Inner Temple; Howard Fowler, Inner Temple ;, Allen Donail Fraser, Inner ought to be than mere legal machinery. They wanted to raise the character Temple ; Edward James Gibbons, Lincoln's-ion; John William Gordon, Middle of commercial morality. They never thought when they were making a Temple; William Graham, Middle Temple ; Syed Mohamed Habib-Ullah, bargain whether it was just or not; they only thought whether it was Middle Temple; John Mainwaring Hall, Inner Temple; Richard Handley, proktable ; and so long as men would become slaves to mere selfishness ho Middle Temple ; Kigley John Hough, Lincoln’s-inn ; Charles Ashworth James, Lincoln's-inn ; Joseph William King, Lincoln's-inn; Joseph Henry

was afraid it would be in vain for the Legislature to attempt to make any Warburton Lee, Lincoln's-inn ; Richard

Leeming, Middle 'Temple; James machinery which would raise and affect the moral character of the parties Robert Vernam Marchant, Gray's-inn ; Walter Maxwell, Middle Temple ;

concerned. He had himself endeavoured to try and consider whetber or Edward Robert Pacy Moon. Inner Teinple : Clement Henry Smiles Moore, not the present Act of 1869 might not be so amended as to work well. In Middle Temple; George Thomas Morice, Middle_Temple; Jobn Watson

1876 be wrote and published in the Social Science Transactions a paper on Moses, Gray’s-inn; Sholto Rawkins Pemherton, Inner Temple ; Shapurji the subject from which ho had never considered it necessary to recoil. Kavasji Sanjaua, Inner Temple ; William Alfred Byam Shand, Inner Temple;

He did not know whether any

bad gentleman there

read the

of the Institute of Bankers. In that Francis William Steere, Lincoln's-inn; Donald Charles Stewart, Lincoln's: prize essay by Mr. Steel, inn; John Low Stuart, Inner Temple Israel Alexander Symmons, Middle eesay the writer went into the present evils of our bankruptoy Temple; John Francis Taylor, Middle Temple; Samuel Taylor, Inner system, and showed himself a great advocate for the Scotoh system. Temple; John Walker Thompson, Inner Temple ; Arthur Hill Trevor, Inner

Mr. Steel thought that was as nearly perfect as could be ; but Temple ; James Moschamp Vickers, Inner Temple ; Artbur James Walter

, reports which be (the speaker) bad seon-although the Scotch system was Inner Temple; William Montgomery Fairlie Waterton, Middle Temple ; far as the creditors were concerned,

as the English system. In dealing

go much ladded by Scotohmen-gave bim the idea that it was as costly, as Herbert Ross Webbe, Lincoln's.inn; and Horace White, Inner Temple.

with the Act of 1869, he hardly thought it deserved the great censure

which some bad passed opon it, though there were many radical defects in UNITED LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY.

it. The main defect of the Act was a want of a good regulation binding

the debtor when be filed his petition for liquidation to accompany it with a At a meeting of this society, held at the Law Institution, Chancery-lane, statement of his debts and assets verified by affidavit, with a statement on May 22, Mr. D'A. B. Collyer in the chair, the following question was also of his creditore, equally verified by affidavit, and citing the consideradiscussed : "The plaintiffs, shipowners, by a policy of insurance underwritten tion for the debts. All that should be filed together with the petition, or at by the defendants, caused themselves to be insored, lost or not lost, at and least within a limited period, gay three days ; and if he proposed a from Liban to Bordeaux, upon freight (valued at interest) of and in the composition he could name the amount at the same time. It sboold vessel Hawthorn, beginning the adventure upon the said goods or freight from be the duty of the registrar to send out notice of the first meeting of the loading thereof op board the said ship at Liban, and to continue and creditors, and with that notice should be forwarded an intimation to the effect endure during the said vessel's abode there, and until the said vessel shall that a copy of the accounts filed could be obtained upon the application of any have arrived at Bordeaux, and the said goods shall be safely delivered from creditor, and that no application could be entertained in respect of any creditor the said ship.' While the vessel was being loaded at Liban, and a portion except through a solicitor. If that were done the first meeting of creditors of the cargo in lighters alongside was about to be transforred to the said might be a substantial proceeding. The first meeting should be beld before vessel, the said lighters and portion of cargo were, by reason of the perils of the registrar or person specially appointed for the purpose, who should examine sea, wholly lost, and the plaintiffs were prevented earning the freight in the proofs of debt. He did not think that proxies could be done away with, sured. Could the plaintiffs recover ?” Mr. Shirley Shirley opened in the because creditors living in all parts of the country could not always be expected negative, and was opposed by Mr. Ball, who contended that the plaintiffs to be present at every particular meeting. But he thought the system of could recover. The chairman summed up, and, on the question being pat to proxies should be limited in its operation, the purpose for which it was used the meeting, it was decided in the negative by a majority of one.

should be defined, and it should be used only for that purpose. That would go At the usual weekly meeting held at Clement’s-ion Hall, on Wednesday, far to remedy many abuses that were now justly complained of. With referMay 24, Mr. C. Kaing-Jackson in the chair, Mr. Symes moved, “That ence to the appointment of trustees, he ventured to say that it should not be capital punishment ooght to be abolished.” He was supported by Mr. made as at present. There should be a limited class. A list of persons should Swepstone, and opposed by Messrs. Le Breton, Shirley Shirley, Bull, be made out and recognized by the court to be fit and proper persons to be Williams, and Nelbam, an independeat position being taken by Mr. Parsons. trustees in that particular district; but of course care must be taken that no The oponer replied, and the chairman summed of, and on the motion being undne preference or priority was shown in regard to interest, or connection, or put to the meeting it was lost by foor votes.

anything of the kind. He did not know whether he daro say it, but the At a meeting of this society, held at Clement's-inn Hall on Wednesday, banks were responsible for a great deal. The great eagerness to do business the 7th of June, Mr. C. Kaing-Jackson in the obair, Mr. Collyer moved, and to show a dividend sometimes led to great mistakes. If bankers would “That the Irish policy of the present Government has rendered them more frequently have the courage to say “No," it would be better for the comunworthy of the support or confidence of the nation." He was supported munity at large. There was one difficulty in bankruptcy of which he had had by Mr. Edlin, and opposed by Messrs. Shirley and Kittle. The opener then lamentable instances before him-he meant cases of fictitious debts. He did not replied, and the chairman summed up, and the motion on being put to the see what security they could have against these except in the suggestion meeting was carried by a majority of six.

which be bad made, that the debtor, when be filed his petition, should not only verify his creditors, but the consideration for the debt. The great difficulty of all was that of fraudulent preference, and the law was answerable for it. He had known solicitors who bad felt it their duty, when they bad ascertained

that a man was bopelessly insolvent, to get from him all they could in the NEW ORDERS, &c.

shape of security; and the law now sanctioned it. Though a man knew that a debtor was hopelessly insolvent, yet if he could get payment of what he was

owed by means of pressure it was lawful for bim to do so, whilst cther persons ORDER OF COURT.

were injuriously affected by the exercise of that legal right. It would be exceedWednesday, the 7th day of June, 1882.

ingly difficult to frame any law which would work equitably and justly,

because the law which would be suitable in large transactions would be, per. Whereas, it has been represented to me that the state of health of the haps, found oppressive in small transactiong. He did not know whether Honourable the Vice-Chancellor Sir Charles Hall is such as temporarily to pre. Mr. Chamberlain would be equal to the herculean task of cleaning the Augean vent his sitting in court or in chambers for hearing and determining canses and stable or not. Some scheme must be devised to wind up small estates in a matters which have been assigned to him and are now pending : 1, the Right summary manner ; and any Bill which was to establish a separate tribunal

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must in some way or other separate it from the county court, because, whilst Mr. RICHARD CAYLEY, Chief Justice of Ceylon, has received the honour of the bankruptoy court was necessarily stationary, the county court was migra. Knighthood. Sir R. Cayley was called to the bar at Lincoln'o-ion in tory. So many schemes had been tried and had failed that he did not know of Hilary Term, 1862. He was for several years Qaeen's Advocate of Ceylon, any system which would be otherwise than an experiment. There were two or and he was appointed Chief Justice of the island in 1879. three Bills now before the House of Commons, but in the present condition of affairs he did not know when the matter would be thoroughly dealt with.

Mr. GEORGE PHILIPPO, Chief Justice of Hong Kong, has received the honour of Knighthood. Sir G. Philippo was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in Hilary Term, 1862, when he obtained a first-olags certificate of honour. He was appointed Chief Justice of Hong Kong in 1881.

Mr. GEORGE GODFREY, solicitor, of 55, Chancery.lane, has been appointed

a Commissioner for taking Affidavits for use in the Colony of Victoria, OBITUARY.

Mr. RAYWOOD MICKLETHWAIT STANSFELD, solicitor, of Halifax, has been

elected Clerk to the Thornton Local Board. Mr. Stansfeld was admitted a MR. INIGO GELL.

solicitor in 1873. Mr. Inigo Gell, solicitor (of the firm of Gell & Drake), died at Lenes on the Mr. SYED MAHOMED has been appointed a Judge of the High Court of the 24th ult., after a sbort illness. Mr. Gell was the son of Mr. Francis Harding North-West Provinces of India. Gell, solicitor, many years coroner for East Sussex, and was born in 1823. He was admitted a solicitor in 1845, and he had ever since practised at

Mr. GEORGE WALKEM, Attorney-General of British Columbia, has been Lewes. He was at first in partnership with his father, then with his brother-appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court of that Colony. in-law, Mr. Charles Alfred Woolley (the present town clerk of Hove), and Mr. GEORGE VAN SOMEREN, barrister, has been appointed to act as Judge more recently with Mr. Augustus Fitt Drake. Mr. Gell was solicitor to the of the Court of Small Causes at Rangoon. Mr. Van Someren was called to Marquis of Abergavenny and to many of the leading gentry in Sussex, and he the bar at Lincolu’s-inn in Michaelmas Term, 1872. held several public appointments. He had been for many years town clerk of Mr. ANTHONY SWAINSON ALLEN, solicitor, of Bromyard, has been elected the borough of Seaford, and clerk to the county magistrates at Lewes. was formerly also clerk' to the magistrates at Hailsham and at Uckfield. Mr. 1877. He is registrar of the Bromyard County Court.

He Clerk to the Bromyard School Board. Mr. Allen was admitted a solicitor in Gell was from 1880 till 1869 a lieutenant in the 1st Cinque Ports Rifle Volunteers. He leaves a widow and one daughter.

Mr. HENRY JAMES GIDNEY, solicitor, of Aylsham, has been elected Clerk to the Felmingbam United District School Board, and also to the Hevingham

United District School Board. Mr. Gidney is also clerk to the Aylsham MR. HENRY INGLEDEW.

Board of Guardians, and superintendent registrar for the district. He was

admitted a solicitor in 1878. Mr. Henry Ingledew, solicitor and notary of the firm of Ingledew & Daggett), of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Gateshead, died on the 24th ult., at the age of nipety-six. Mr. Ingledew was born in 1786. He was admitted a solicitor in 1817, and he had practised for sixty-five years at Newcastle, where he had & most extensive practice.

a notary public and a perpetual commissioner for the town of Newcastle and the

COMPANIES. counties of Northumberland and Durham. He was for many years registrar of the Gateshead County Court (Circuit No. 1) and deputy recorder of the borough of Newcastle. Mr. Ingledew was the oldest member of the New

WINDING-UP NOTICES. castle Corporation, with which he had been connected for forty-three years.

JOINT STOCK COMPANIES. He served as sheriff of the borough in 1853, and as mayor in 1860, and he was

LIMITED IN CHANCERY, an alderman at the time of bis death. He rendered valuable services for many years as chairman of the Gaol Committee, and he was also a member of ABERDARE MERTUYR STEAM COAL COLLIERY COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition for winding the Newcastle Board of Guardians.

up, presented May 31, directed to be heard before Chitty, J., on June 10. Norton and

Co. Coleman st, solicitors for the petitioners
CAPITAL FIRE INSURANCE Association, LIMITED.--Petition for winding up, presented

May 26, directed to be heard before Chitty, J., on June 10. Brandon, Essex st, Strand,

solicitors for the petitioner MR. JAMES KEMPLAY, Q.C.

MARINE PIERS COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, presented May 17,

directed to be heard before Chitty, J., on June 10. Bannister, Basinghall st, solicitor Mr. James Kemplay, Q.C., died at his residence, 48, Leinster-gardens,

for the petitioners

[Gazette, June 2.] Hyde-park, on the 4th inst. Mr. Kemplay was born in 1810, and was NEW ZEALAND LAND CORPORATION, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, presented educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, and was fourth wrangler June 2, directed to be heard before Hall, V.C., on June 16. Miller and Vernon, in 1853. He practised for several years as a special pleader, and Moorgate st, solicitors for the petitioner was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in Hilary Term, 1852.

NORTH WALES FREEHOLD COPPER MINES AND SMELTING COMPANY, LIMITED.-Fry, He was

J., has, by an order dated April 28, appointed Alfred Cotton Harper, Billiter House, an able pleader and a sound lawyer, and for many years Billiter st, to be official liquidator enjoyed a good javior business, both in London and op circuit. He

[Gazette, June 6.) was frequently engaged as counsel for the London and North-Western Railway Company, and it may be remembered that he was javior ooungel for the defendant in the celebrated Alexandra case. Mr. Kemplay received & silk gown from Lord Hatherley in 1872, but his health failed shortly afterwards, and he had for several years retired from praotice. He was a

CREDITORS' CLAIMS. bencher of the Middle Temple.

CREDITORS UNDER ESTATES IN CHANCERY.

LAST DAY OF PROOF.
LEGAL APPOINTMENTS.

ASHWOREH, JOSEPH, Frodsham, Chester, Manure Manufacturer. July 1. Ashworth v

Ashworth, Hall, V.C. Pritchard and Co, Painters' Hall, Little Trinity lane
BRAGGER, WILLIAM HENRY, Mile End rd, Builder. June 20. Bragger v Bragger,

Chitty, J. Snow, College hill

BURBERY, AMELIA, Leamington Priors, Warwick. July 5. Rowe y Rowe, Hall, V.C. Mr. John CHARLES SIGISMUND DAY, Q.C., succeeds Sir Charles Bowen as a Cutcliffe, jun., Cheapside Judge of the Queen's Bench Division. "Mr. Justice Day was born in 1826. He CRAMP, MARY ANN, Camberwell. June 26. Paul v Jaquet, Fry, J. Jaquet, Finsbury was educated at University College, London, and he graduated B.A. at the DENTON, EDWIN, Loxley, York, Forgeman. July 1. Bunting v Denton, Hall, v.0. University of London in 1845, He was called to the bar at the Middle Webster, Sheffield Temple in Hilary Term, 1849, and he became a Queen's Counsel in 1872. He DRYDEN, SIMON, Gateshead, Durham, Farmer. June 20. Dryden v Dryden, Chitty, J. has practised on the South-Eastern Circuit, and he is a bencher of the Middle FINNIGAN,

BRYAN BERNARD, Manchester, Trunk Manufacturer. June 23. Finnigan v Temple.

Taylor, Chitty, J. Crofton, Manchester Mr. RICHARD INCLEDON BENCRAFT, solicitor (of the firm of Bencraft &

GREENWOOD, GEORGE HENRY, Bexley Heath, Kent, Gent. June 20. Greenwood v

Greenwood, Bacon, V.C. Mannings, Gresham House, Old Broad st Son), of Barnstaple, bas been appointed a Perpetual Commissioner for HAGGATT, GEORGE JONES, St George, Gloucester, Gent. June 15. Allam v Dix, Bacon, Devonshire for taking the Acknowledgments of Deeds by Married Women.

V.C. Dix, Bristol

HARRIS, CAROLINE, Southport. June 30. Thornely v Harris, Fry, J. Lucas, Gt James Mr. JAMES Marshall, Chief Justice of the Gold Coast Colony, has received RBSMICHAEL, Southport, Lancaster, Esq. Juno 30. Thornely v Harris, Fry, J. the honour of Knighthood. Sir J. Mareball was called to the bar at

Lucas, Gt James st, Bedford row Lincoln's-inn in Hilary Term, 1868. He was appointed Chief Justice of the LINWOOD, Rev. WILLIAM, Buchfield, Handsworth. June 13. Price v Linwood, Hall, Gold Coast Colony in 1876.

V.C. Kingsford and Co, Essex st, Strand

MANT, CHARLES. Southsea, Hants, Major, R.E. July 4. Cunningham v Mant, Bacon, Mr. HENRY JAMES BURFORD HANCOCK, Chief Justice of the Leeward

V.C. Shepheard, Finsbury circus Islande, bag received the honour of Knighthood. Sir H. Hancock is the son MAYNARD, ELIZA, Fifth avenue, Harrow rd. June 20. Renvell v Maynard, Fry, J. of Mr. Henry Hancock, F.R.C.S.E. He was called to the bar at the Inner

Greenwood, Serjeants' inn

POWELL, RICHARD, Llangwrig, Montgomery, Farmer. June 26. Owen v Powell, Fry, Temple in Hilary Term, 1866, and he formerly practised on the Sooth- J. Davies, Llanidloes Eastern Circuit, and at the Sussex and Brighton Sessions. He was for SMITH, ANNE, Lichfield, Stafford. June 24. Johnson v Smith, Hall, V.C. Barnes, several years a district judge in Jamaica, and he was appointed Chief Sothers, FRANCES EMILY, Colosseum terr, Regent's park, June 23, Sothern y Sothern, Jostice of the Leeward Islands in 1880.

Chitty, J. Lickfold, Elgin rd, Harrow rd

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