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sacrifice of the interests of the public to the convenience of the judge was profession. And when he was startled to receive a request to take the chair unknown. It could no longer be said,

on the present occasion-startled and gratified as well-he thought it his duty

to accept the invitation. He did not know at that time that there had been “ The hungry judges soon the sentence sign, And wretches hang, that jurymen may dino."

a discussion at Brighton, at which there had been a considerable expression of

feeling that it was desirable that the chair should be taken by a solicitor. He The work of the bench was done conscientiously, and the solicitors had this had always felt very strongly that such a course was much to be wished. He satisfaction, whether they gained their clients' causes or whether they lost did not know why he had been selected, unless it was that his name stood nearly them, they knew that those causes had been faithfully, truly, and honestly at the beginning of the alphabet, which had led him into trouble on more than decided. It was very remarkable that no charges were brought against the one occasion. Passing to the business of the evening, he felt that there was judges when it was considered that for every cause decided there must be much to be proud of and a great deal to lament in connection with the position of someone who was discontented, and one-half the litigants must be glad to the association. In the first year in which the association gave relief (1861), he get hold of any excuse for impeaching the integrity of the judges. He was found that they had expended the large sum of £10. They had followed that speaking not only of the judges of the superior courts, but of the judges as up by gradual accretions, until, in 1881, they had given away as much as a whole, including the county court judges. He thought he was justified £2,201. These figures were apparently satisfactory, but whilst there was a in saying that the bench of county court judges commanded the esteem of good deal to remark which was very gratifying, there was something to be the profession and of the public, and this was manifested by the bills that observed which was not so satisfactory. The gratifying thing was that the were brought into Parliament year after year adding to their duties and association had extended the area over which their benefits reached, and had saddling them with responsibilities which were never anticipated when the increased the amount which was expended annually in benevolence. They County Courts Acts were passed. The county court judges as well as all had now taken to giving not only the dividends from the accumulated funds, other judges were sworn and bound truly to administer justice. What he but also all their annual subscriptions, and they had extended the area of had said in praise of the bench he could apply to the bar also ; for the bar was their benefits to non-members and their families, and they had also taken to the parent of the bench. There was a time when the independence of the themselves the power of granting annuities. That was a very satisfactory bar was like a ghost—often talked of, but never seen ; but he thought they side of the subject, and it was also satisfactory to know that they had now as might venture to assert that it existed in the present day, and that it existed many as 1,600 and odd annual subscribers at one guinea, which gave them an for the benefit of the suitors and of the public. The maintenance of the income of £1,665 a year, and they derived as much from their funds, so that independence of the bar was most important to the suitor and to the public. they had an income which they could rely upon of £3,000 annually. He had Solicitors well knew that the bench and the bar had deserved their con- been brought into contact with a great many of the members of the associafidence; and he was sure those present would join with him in hoping that tion, and he had heard several opinions on the subject. He knew that the they would continue to do as they had hitherto done; and that they would learned gentleman who bad preceded him in the chair, Sir Henry James, continue to prosper as in the past.

had told them that they would

be in

proper state of Mr. GORDON WHITBREAD responded for the bench, and remarked that, in prosperity until they had distributed the whole of their accumulated the presence of solicitors, it might not be out of place that a county court funds and got into debt. He had told them that the true prosperity judge should say a few words; because in the county courts, although of charity-and they did not profess to be a benevolent society-was a counsel did occasionally honour those Courts with their attendance, yet the state of debt, a state therefore of anxiety and trouble. He (the Chairman) majority of the advocates who practised there belonged to the other branch would not go that length, but he did go thus far: within the last twentyof the profession; and he had the pleasure of stating there, before so influential five years he was very proud to think the position of the solicitors as a class an assembly, that those advocates who came from the solicitors' branch of the had very materially grown in status and in everything else which was satisprofession were wholly to be relied upon in their statements of facts as well factory, and he did not see why they should cast a slur upon it by assuming as in their statements of the law and their arguments, and in their applica- that twenty-five years hence the solicitors would be one whit less benevolent tion of the facts to the law they were second to none. He made this asser- than those of the present day; therefore he held rather a strong opinion tion after an experience of twelve years, and it was a great pleasure to him to that they might stand more manfully forward than they had done with be able to testify to the zeal, the ability, and the integrity with which these regard to the distribution of assistance. One of the extensions of the advocates conducted their cases, and to the assistance which they gave the county benefits wbich had been determined upon was the giving of annuities. He court judges in arriving at their decisions. But he had learnt one other begged of those who were the managers-and he spoke with the greatest thing, long before he became a county court judge; he had learnt from the possible respect for those who had the management of the affairs of the late Lord Hatherley that if he wished properly to discharge his duties as a society, because they'gave'their time to it, which was often far more valuable judge he should not be a talking judge, and therefore he had nothing more to than their money–he begged of them, if they were going to grant annuities, say except to thank them for the way in which they had received the if they held out any quasi-promise of further assistance when they gave the toast.

twenty or thirty or fifty guineas to an applicant, if by implication they held Mr. J. PEARSON, Q.C., who replied for the bar, assured them that they had out to those to whom they gave these sums the hope and belief that they the sympathy of the barristers in the generous purpose for which they were would be given again—he begged them to keep themselves in a position to be met together. It was not alone amongst the members of the solicitors' branch able to perform this quasi-promise and to keep faith with the recipients of of the profession that cases occurred where wives or children were suddenly their benevolence. It really did puzzle his mind why the association did not left without the means of support. He did not know whether the custom give away all the income from the funds, and all the money that was given that which was in vogue when he first came to the bar, of having no benevolent was not actually required by the donors to be held for capital. He could not, association, but of simply, when any case of distress arose, sending round however, but feel that he was treading on the most delicate ground when he the name and soliciting assistance, existed before the present association was was asking them to go-not where Sir Henry James would have landed them formed, or whether solicitors had done with respect to this as they had with if his advice had been followed, but when he was asking the association to go respect to other matters, set the barristers an example which they had beyond what had hitherto been felt to be sufficient. Besides all this there followed There could be no doubt whatever that there was great need for was an untold amount of wealth upon which they as solicitors ought to rely, the existence, in both branches of the profession, of societies which had for and to attack in a very vigorous manner.

Tell it not in Gath; publish it their object to meet such cases of distress, and there was one great advantage not in the streets of Askelon;" there were as many as 12,656 solicitors in in having these societies—he might almost say in having these cases of England and Wales taking out their certificates, and yet how many were they, distress-namely, that it reminded them that they were not working simply the members of the Solicitors' Benevolent Association? There were 10,000 with the object of treasuring up riches for themselves, but that they had also solicitors who never came near the association, 10,000 who were utterly unsympathy with their fellow-creatures, and that they were glad to find a touched by the association, who were not amongst its members and who did means by which they could contribute some part of their gains in order thereby not sympathise with it. There was therefore an untold mint of wealth, and to consecrate the rest.

if they who were present only made up their minds that they would not go The CHAIRMAN then gave “The Solicitors' Benevolent Association, and away and forget this fact, but would determine that they would do their best may prosperity continue to attend it," but before entering upon its merits to bring the association properly before this 10,000, it must result in great begged their indulgence whilst he offered them a few words as to the reason advantage to it, and in the vast extension of its field of operation. They he occupied the chair on the present occasion. If he had felt this to be were simply asleep with regard to the needs of the association, and he merely a personal question he would have spared them the explanation, but he believed that it only required that they should be awoke and made aware of felt it to be a matter which touched the interests of the society. Why was he the benefit they might bring possibly to themselves, but certainly to those there ? He had felt for many years during which he had received the reports who were necessitous, and their wives or widows or children. It might be of the association, when he had seen some big swell presiding at these said that it was very unsafe to rely on these annual subscriptions or donafestivals-possibly some peer, possibly some great lord, possibly some tions for the purpose of meeting the obligations of the association, but he great lawyer-he had felt that the solicitors of England were greatly in hoped that the number of these would be materially increased. He had read the wrong with regard to this. He had felt that they were strong enough the other day that the bar were exceedingly well satisfied with the progress --that they were influential enough—that they were sympathetic enough they had made in their kindred society, and he knew, being himself a to do without such aid on these occasions ; and that, however much member of the Law Association, that they had only added as few as three they might feel grateful, however much they might feel honoured by the members to their annual subscribers during the past year. They numbered presence in the chair of one of these magnates of whom he had spoken with 380 annual subscribers, but as the subscription was slightly in excess of that all deference and respect—he thanked them for the countenance they had of the Solicitors' Benevolent Association, the fund from this source amounted given to the association, and for the numerous eloquent speeches which had to £500. The operations of the Law Association were confined to the metrobeen made on these occasions on the behalf of the association-but, at the same polis and its immediate vicinity, and in the metropolis there were something time, he had never received one of the reports of the association without like 4,000 practising solicitors. He had always felt that the Law Association feeling that one of their own body, however humble he might be, ought to and the Solicitors' Benevolent Association ought to be one for the purposes fill the chair at these festivals. They had designed and brought into its of management and of charity. Money would be saved thereby, and unity present condition a society of which they had every right to be proud. They of action would be secured, and altogether benefit would accrue to them managed that society upon all ordinary occasions, and when they met at these from the amalgamation. He had in his mind several gentlemen who festive times he thought they were strong enough to do so without the assist- had said to him, "I belong to the Law Association ; don't talk to ance of a great man who was not a member of the solicitor's branch of the me about the Solicitors' Benevolent Association," as if membership of the

June 2

two societies was perfectly incompatible; but the best men he knew were SPANISH TIN COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, presented June 12, directed members of both ; and those who were within the metropolitan area, and

to be heard before Fry, J., on Friday, June 23. Peacock and Goddard, South sq,

Gray's inn, solicitors for the petitioner therefore qualified for belonging to the Law Association, could not do better

[Gazette, June 13.7 than join both societies. He hoped that one and all of those present would

UNLIMITBD IN CHANCERY. go away with the feeling that they had a duty to perform in enlarging English and FRENCH BANK.-Hall, V.C.,

has, by an order dated May 1, appointed the sphere of the society's operations. He believed that solicitors could do

Norman Percy Miles Tronson, 80, Lombard st, to be official liquidator. Creditors are pretty much as they pleased in the matter if their hearts and their hands

required, on or before July 1, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars were in the work. "It was only a certain amount of carelessness, and a want

of their debts or claims, to the above. Friday, July 14, at 2, is appointed for hearing

and adjudicating upon the debts and claims of unity of purpose, and a want of real, well-considered action, that kept

(Gazette, June 9.) them from being the most influential class of men in the kingdom; and when

FRIENDLY SOCIETIES DISSOLVED. they had purposes like that which he was advocating, there ought to be such union as would inspire them with a determination to effect what they had in BRITISH QUBEN LODGE, PHILANTHROPIC INSTITUTION, TEBDEGAB UNITY, Britannia Inn, view at once; and he entreated them to consider whether they could not, if FRIENDLY SOCIETY, Bell Inn, Stilton, Huntingdon. June 2 they chose, make their association one of the most successful of its kind. SIDMOUTH WATERLOO FRIENDLY SOCIETY, New Commercial Inn, Sidmouth, Devori. One of the noblest institutions which existed was the Incorporated Law Society, although he knew that there were those outside the profession who


School, Stockport, Chester. June 7 looked upon it as a sort of trade union more than anything else. He looked YOUNG SBAMEN'S FRIENDLY SOCIETY, Buller's Arms, Brisham, Devon. June 2 upon it, and he hoped all present looked upon it, as a society which fenced

[Gazette, June 9.] the solicitors round in order that their ranks might not be swelled by the


Lancaster June 8 untaught, and which also took as much pains as such a society could, under TRADESMEN'S BBNBBIT SOCIETY, George Hotel, Crowland, Lincoln. June 9 the sanction of the courts, to get rid of those who did not remain within its

í Gazette, June 13.] bounds. He looked upon it as a great honour to have founded such a society, and to have fostered it, and brought it up to its present state of excellence. The Law Institution was a great credit to the solicitors as a class. There was nothing to prevent them, if they chose, from taking the lead in the competition of benevolence. They could make the Solicitors' Benevolent LEGISLATION OF THE WEEK, Association what at present it was not. They could bring into it the un. baptized 10,000 who were outside it of whom he had spoken, and they could make the Solicitors' Benevolent Association as fine an institution as existed.

HOUSE OF LORDS. They could do this by exercising that influence which, as solicitors of the

June 8.- Bills Read a Second Time, thinking class, they were fully able to bring to bear if they so desired, and Justices' Jurisdiction ; Metropolis Management and Building Acts Amend. in this hope he warmly commended to them the toast of “The Solicitors' ment. Benevolent Association.''

June 9. -Bills Read a Second Time. The toast was drunk upstanding and with three-times-three.

PRIVATE BILLS.-Metropolitan Railway; Newhaven Harbour ; Rugby Gas; Mr. RICKMAN (Chairman of the Board) proposed "The Chairman." Seacombe, Hoylake, and Deeside Railway; Stroud Water. The CHAIRMAN, in responding, stated that over £900 had been received in

June 12.–Bills Read a Second Time. subscriptions and donations that evening, and that 104 new members had

PRIVATE BILLS.--Peckham, Lewisham, and Catford Bridge Road ; Metrobeen added to their ranks at this festival, Mr. GRINHAM KEEN submitted the toast of “The Visitors," which was

politan and District Railways (City Lines and Extensions) ; South London responded to by Mr. FRANCIS Lowe (President of the Hull Incorporated Law and North-Western Railway; Oswaldtwistle Local Board.

Market; Didcot, Newbury, and Southampton Junction Railway ; London Society). A selection music, under the direction of Mr. John Davis, was Orders (Poor Law).

Local Government Provisional Orders ; Local Government Provisional performed during the evening by Miss Annie Sinclair, Miss Hilda Wilson,

Bill in Committee.
Masters Townsend, Fielden, Walend and Faull, Mr. Harper Kearton and Boiler Explosions
Mr. Frederick Bevan. Mr. Harradine was the toastmaster.

Bills Read a Third Time.
The result of the collection made at the dinner was as follows :-36 new

PRIVATE BILLS.--Arklow Harbour; Railway Working and Management life subscriptions, £378; 84 new annual ditto, £88 4s.; general donations, £470 4s.; making a total of £936 8s. In the donations were included Company; Northampton Water. £100 from John Hollams, Esq., Mincing-lane; £21 from John Mackrell, Esq.,

June 13.-Bills Reaà a Second Time, Cannon-street; £21 from the Chairman (Francis T. Bircham, Esq.); £20

PRIVATE BILLS.Peckham, East Dolwich, and Crystal Palace Tramways ; from John Swift, Esq., Kensington; and very many other donations of 10 West Lancashire Railway ; Padiham and Hapton Local Board ; Rothwell Gas; and 5 guineas.

Somerton Junction Railway , Romford and Tilbury Railway: Easton Neston
Mineral, and Towcester, Roade, and Olney Junction Railway; Liverpool
Tramways; Lyon and Fakenham Railway ; Oxford Gas ; Swansea Tramways

Extensions ; Brighton District Tramways ; Bary and Tottington District

Railway ; Coventry and District Tramways; Hul Extension and Improvement; Mersey Railway Severn Bridge and Forest of Dean Central Railway;

Southport and Cheshire Lines Extension Railway ; Manchester, Sheffield, and Mr. GEORGE SYDNEY DAVIes, solicitor (of the firm of Hartland, Davies,

Lincolnshire Railway, and Cheshire Lines ; South London Tramways ; Nor& leaso), of Swansea and Pontardolais, has been appointed a Commissioner wood District Tramways ; Walton Vicarage. to administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicatare.

Bills in Committee. Mr. STEPHEN NEWCOME Fox, barrister, has been appointed to act as

Municipal Corporations (Unreformed); Places of Worship Sites Amend. Clerk of the Crown at Bombay. Mr. Fox was called to the bar at the Ioner

ment; Metropolis Management and Building Acts Amendment. Temple in Hilary Term, 1875.

Bills Read a Third Time.
Union of Benefices (London) ; Imprisonment for Contumacy.



June 8.-Bills Read a Second Time.

Corn Returns ; Married Women's Property.

Bill in Committee.

Interments (felo-de-se)
FURNESS PAPER COMPANY, LIMITED.-Creditors are required, on or before June 13, to
send their
names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to John

Billo Read a Third Time. Geldred, Ulverston. Tuesday, June 27, at 12, is appointed for hearing and adjudicat- PRIVATE Bills. -Great Eastern Railway ; London and South-Western, and HAVEN GOLD MINING COMPANY, LIMITED.-Bacon, V.C., has, by an order dated March Mersey Docks and Harbour Board; Ramsgate and Margate Tramways ;

Metropolitan District Railway Companies (Kingston and London Railway); VINCENT TIN MINING COMPANY,

LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, presented June 6, Solway Junction Railway, directed to be heard before Chitty, J., on Saturday, June 17. Romer, Warwick ct, Judgments (Inferior Courts). Holborn, solicitor for the petitioner

[Gazette, June 9.]

June 9.-Bill Read a Second Time. CITY OF LONDON PRINTING AND STATIONERY COMPANY, LIMITED.--Hall, V.C., has, by

PRIVATE BILL.-Regent's Canal City and Docks Railway. an order dated May 13, appointed Arthur Eldridge, 3, Gt James st, Bedford row, to be official liquidator. Creditors are required, on or before July ío, to send their

June 12.--Bill Read a Second Time,
names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to the above. PRIVATE BILL. --Glamorganshire Canal (Railway).
Friday, July 21, at 2, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and

Bill in Committee.
LONGWITTON AND GREENLEIGHTON COAL AND LIME COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition for Supreme Court of Judicature Acts Amendment.
winding up, presented June 9, directed to be heard before Fry, J., on Friday, June 23,
Bell and Co, Bow churchyard, agents for Lynn, Blyth, solicitor for the petitioner

Bilis Read a Third Time, LONSDALK CHAMBERS, LIMITED.-Fry, J., has, by an order dated May 9, appointed PRIVATE Bills.-Blyth Harbour ) East London Railway ; Northampton Sydney Smith, 70, Basinghall st, to be liquidator. Creditors are required; one of Tramways (Extensions). before June 30, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to the above. Wednesday, July 12, at 12, is appointed for hearing and

Juno 13.-Bill in Committee. adjudicating upon the debts and claims

Customs and Inland Revenue (Buildings) (also read a third time).

.... 28









... 21


Tues.. Aug 1

Saturday ..15.. Adj. sums & gen. pa. Bills Read a Third Time.

Monday ....17 PRIVATE Bills.-Alford and Sutton Tramways; Cheadle Railway; Gates Wednsdy

3 Remaining motns, remain- Tuesday....18 General paper. head and District Tramways ; Lydd Railway (Extensions) ; Milford Docks ; Friday .... Sing petions, and adjourned Wednesday 19

Saturday .. 5 summns Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway.

Thurs......20.. Mots, adj. sumns & gen. pa, Monday.... 7

Friday ...,21

Sht. caus, pets., adj. sums. June 14.—Bill Read a Second Time.

Tuesday .. 8

{& gen. pa. Further Considerations will be taken as part

Sat........ PRIVATE BILL.-East Warwickshire Water.

22.. Adj.sums. & gen. pa.
of the General Paper in priority to Monday ....24
New Bill.

Original Causes which have not already Tuesday....25 General paper.
appeared in the paper.

Wednesday 26
Bill to amend the Baths and Washhouses Acts (Mr. STANHOPE).

Any cause intended to be heard as a short Thursday ..27. Motns, adj. gums. & cause must be so marked in the cause-book


s 8ht. caus., petns, adj. sums. at least one clear day before the same can

& gen pa. be put in the paper to be so heard, and Saturday ..29. Adj. sums. & gen. pa. the necessary papers must be left in court Monday ....31

with the judge's officer the day before the Tues., Aug 1 COURT PAPERS.

cause is to be put into the paper.

Wednesday 2


Remaining motns, remainV.C. SIB CHARLES TALL.


Sing petns, adj. sumns, and At Lincoln's-inn.




Friday, June16..Pets. & gen. pa.




Sht. causes, adj sums. & Tuesday.
{ gen. pa.

Causes in which witnesses are to be
V. O. Bacon. V. C. HALL. Monday ....19

examined before the court, will be APPBAL.

Tues, ......20 General paper

taken on Mondays, Tuesdays and Monday, June

Wednesday..21) 19 Mr. Clowes Mr. Jackson Nr. Ward

Wednesdays; and causes without witTuesday

Thursday..22..Mots. & gen. pa. 20 Pemberton Carrington Teesdale

nesses, and further considerations will

Friday ....23..Pins. & gen. pa. Wednesday.

21 Clowes


be taken on Thursdays, Fridays, and

Sht. caus., adj. sums., &

Pemberton Carrington


gen. pa

Any cause intended to be heard as a short Friday

23 Clowes

Ward Monday.... 26

cause must be so marked in the cause Saturday. 24 Pemberton Carrington Teesdale Tuesday....27 General paper.

book at least one clear day before the

Mr. Justice Mr. Justice Mr. Justice

same can be put in the paper to be so Thursday ..29.. Motns, & gen. pl.

heard, and the necessary papers must FBY. KAY. CHITTY. Friday... ......30..Pets.;& gen. pa.

be left in court with the judge's officer Monday, June .......... 19 Mr. King Mr. Latham

Mr. Cobby

Sht. caus., adj. sami., &
Sat., July ..] i}

the day before the cause is to be put into Tuesday

20 Farrer


gen, pa.

the paper Monday

3 Wednesday..

21 King


Mr. Justice Fry will be engaged on the
Tuesday.... 4 General paper.

the Thursday

22 Farrer

Midland Circuit during part of

Wednesday.. 5



ts. & gen. pa. Saturday..

24 Farrer


Friday .... 7.. Petns. & gen. pa.

caus., adj gums. &

At Lincoln's-inn.
{ gen. pa.

Friday, June 19 } General paper.

General paper.

Saturday ..17
Wednes, ..125

Monday .....19

App. motns. ex ple, a pps.
Thursd ....13..Mtns. & gen. pa.

At Lincoln's-inn.
Wed., June 19 from ordre made on inter- Friday, ....14.. Petns, & gen. pa.

Wednesday 21

General paper. Friday, June 16 locutory motns & othr apps

Thurs. .....22

Short caus., ad. sums.

Saturday .. 15
20..Bkcy, apps. & othr apps.

gen. på.

Friday .... 23
Monday ....19 Apps. from Q. B. Div.
Monday ....17

Saturday ..24
Tuesday ....20)
Batrday .. 22 Apps. from Chan. Div., and
Tuesday....18 General paper.

Monday .... 26
Monday ....24 Prob., Div. and Adm. 'Diy.

SApp. motns. ex pte, apps.

Tuesday ..27
Wednsday..21 from orders made on inter-

Tues....... 25) (Prob. and Div.)
Thursd ....20.. Motns. & gen. pa.

Wednesday .28

General paper.
(locutory motns, & oihr apps

App. moins, ex pte. apps.
Friday ....21..Pets, & gen. pa.

Thursday ..29
Thursday ..22..Bkcy. apps. & othr apps.
Wednes.... 26 from ordre made on inter.

Sht. caus., adj sum.., &

Friday ....30
Friday .... 23

(locutory motns & otor apps

gen. pa

Sat., July .. 1
Saturday ..24
Thursday .. 27..Bkcy. apps. & ot br apps Monday....24


Monday ....
Friday ...28
Tuesday....25 General paper

Tuesday. 4
Saturday ..29 Apos. from Chan. Div., and




Thursday ..27.. Mots. & gen. pa.

General paper.
App. mots. ex pte. apps. Monday....31 Pob., Div. and Adm. 'Div.

(Prob. and Div.)
Wednday ..28 from orders made on inter-
Tues., Aug
Friday......28..Pets. & gen. pa.

locutory mots, & othr apps.
SApp. motns, ex pte, apps. Saturday ...29 {

Sht, caus., adj.sumns,&gen. Saturday
Thursdy ..29..Bkcy apps and oth r apps
Wed. ...... 2 from ordrs made on inter-


Friday, 30
locutory motns & othrapps Monday ....31,

Sat., July .. i} Apps. from Q. B. Div.
Thursday 3.. Bkcy, apps, & cthr apps Tues., Aug 1

At Westminster.

Wednesday 2

General paper

Thursday ...13
Apps. from Chan. Div., and
Saturday ..



Remaining petns, remain-
Friday, June 16
Prob., Div. and Adm. Div.

Friday ....14
Monday ..
Apps from Q. B. Div. and

Sing motns, adj. sums, and
Saturday ..17
(Prob. and Div.)

Sat., ...... 15
Prob., Div. and Adm. Div.


Satday ....


general paper Monday, .,19

Monday ....17
S (Admiralty)
Petitions in Lunacy will be taken every Monday.... 7

App. mots, ex pte, apps.
Saturday during the sittings. Tuesday.... 8

Wednesday. 19
Wednesday 21 from orders made on inter-

Further considerations will be taken as

Thursday ..20 > General paper. (locutory motns.

HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE. part of the general paper in priority to Friday ....21 Thursday ..22


original causes which have not already Saturday ..22 V.C. SIR JAMES BACON.

appeared in the paper. Friday......23 Apps from Q. B. Div. and

Monday .... 24 Saturday ..24 Prob., Div. and Adm. Div.

At Lincoln's Ion.

Any cause intended to be heard as a sho Tuesday....25
cause must be so marked in the cause

Wed. ...... 26
Monday....26 (Admiralty)

Friday,June16..Motns., adj. sums & gen. pa.
Bat., ......17..Pets, sht. causes, & gen. pa.

book at least one clear day before the Thursday ..27 > General paper.
(App. motns, ex pte apps. Mond, ....19..In Bankruptcy.

same can be put in the paper to be so Friday ....28 Wednesday, 28 from orders made on inter- Tuesday

heard, and the necessary papers must be Saturday ..29
locutory moins
Wedsdy ...21 General paper.

left in court with the judge's officer the Monday ....31 Thursday

Tues., Aug 29 | Apps from Q. B. Div. and Thursday, 22

day before the cause is to be put into the Friday ....50 Prob., Div. and Adm. Div. Friday ... 23.. Motos, adj. sums & gen. pa.



2 Thursday

General paper. Sat., July



Sat., .........24.. Petns., sht. caus. & gen pa.
Monday....26.. In Bankruptcy.

At Lincoln's-ion.

At Lincoln's-inn.


Wed...... 28
(Apps. froni Chan. Div., and
General paper

Sht, caus., ptng. adj.sumps.

Monday.... Monday... 3

General paper.

Tuesday.... 8)
cob., Div, and Adm. Div. Thursday...29
Tuesday.... 4
(Prob, and Div.)

Friday, ....30..Motns. adli. sums. & gen pa. Batrdy, ....17.. Adj. sums, & gen. pa.
App. motns. ex pta apps. Sat., July 1.,Pets., sht causes, & gen. pa,


Mr. JUSTICE CHITTY. Wednesday 5 from orders made on inter- Monday

At the Rolls House. .... 3..In Bankruptcy.

Tuesday....20 General paper. (locutory motns & othr apps Tuesday....4

Wednesday 21

Friday, Junel...Mtns,& gen, pa.
Thursday 6..Bkcy apps and othr apps Wednsdy .. 5 General paper.

Thursday ..22..Mots. adj. gumn, & gen. pa.
Friday 7

Saturday ..17 Pets., sht. caus. adj. sumy.
Sht. caus, pets. adj. sumos.,

? (Procedure), & gen. pa. Apps, from Chan. Div., and Saturday

Friday .... 23
Friday .... 7.. Mts. adj. sums. & gen på.

1 & gen pap.

Prob., Div. and Adm. Div.
Monday ....10

cons., dems., & non
Satrdy...... 8..Pets. sbt. causes, & gen. pa.
Saturday ..24.. Adj.sums. & gen. pa.


wit causes.
Tuesday....11f (Prob. and Div.)
Monday.....10..In Bankruptcy.


Tues. . .... 27 General paper.

..21 General paper.
Wednesday. 12 from orders made on inter-
SApp. mots. ex pte, apps. Tuesday,... !!
Wednesday, 12 General paper.
Wed, ......28)

Thursday ..22
Llocutory mots., & othr apps Thursday ..13

Thursday ..29.. Motns, adj. sum. & gen. pa. Friday ....23.. Motns. & gen pa.
Thurs, ...18..Bkey. apps. & otht apps. Friday

....14 Motions, adj. sums., and


Sht. caus, pets. adj. sumn S., .30

s Pets, sht. caus., adj. sums. Friday ....14

& gen. pa.

Saturdy,... 24 gen. pa.

(Procedure), & gen. pa. Apps. from Chan. Div., and Saturday ..15 Saturday ..15..Pets, sht. causes & gen. pa. Sat., July 1.. Adj. sums. & gen. pa.

Fur. cons., dems. & non Monday

Prob., Div, and Adm. Div.
Monday ....17..In Bankruptcy.


Monday .... 26

wit causes Tues.......18) (Prob. and Div.)

Tuesday.... 4 General paper.

N.B.-On and after the first day of Trinity Wednesday.19 General paper.

Wednsday.. 5)

Wednesday..28 General paper. Sittings until the commencement of the Thors,


Thursday 6.. Motns. adj. sum. & gen. pa. Thursday ..29, Circuits (viz. : about the beginning of Friday ...21..Motos, adj. sum. & gen. pa.

Friday 7

Sht. caus., pets., adj. sumn. Friday ....30.. Motns. & gen. pa. July), Interlocutory and Final Appeals Saturday ..22.. Pets., sht. caus.& gen. pl.

& gen. pa. from the Queen's Bench Division will be Monday ..24.. In Bankruptcy.

Saturday 8. . Adj. sums. &

Sat., July.. 1 Pets, eht, caus, adj. sumns. gen. pa.

(Pro edure), and gen. pa. taken at Lincoln's Inn as well as at Tuesday.... 25


Fur cois., dems., & non Westminster, except that Interlocutory Wed., ....... 26 General paper.

Tuesday....11 General paper.


wit causes Appeals from the Chancery Division will Thursday ..27

Tuesday.... 4 be taken (at Lincoln's Inn) on Wednes- Friday, ...,28.. Mots. adj. sumns. & gen. pa. Thursday.. 13..Motos. adj. sum. & gen. pa. Wedsdy.. 5


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Wednesday 12 )

General paper. day, and Bankruptcy Appeals (if any) on Saturday ..29.. Pets. sht. causes, & gen, pa, Friday ....14 Sht. caus, pets., adj. sumns., Thursday .. 6) Thursday, Monday....31..In Baukruptcy

& gen. pa.


7. Motns & gen. pa.



wit causes

.... 7


....17 | wit causes


Thurg .....20


Monday ....31. s Pets, sht. caus, adj., somns Saturday

Cruikshank and Co (Owners of Roxellana) v Rodgers and Co app of defts from (Procedure), and gen. pa. Tues., Aug 1

judgt of the Lord Chief Justice on fur con Jan 20 For. cons., dems., & non Wednesday 2 Monday.....10


Remainiog motns, remain- Lynch v Godwin app of deft from judgt of the Lord Chief Justice at trial with

8 Friday

Sing petos, adj. sums, and Tuesday....11

out a jury Jan 25 Wed., ....12 General paper.

5 gen. pa.

Bobbett v South Eastern Ry Co app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice Denman
Thursday ..13)

at trial Jan 26
Friday, ....14.. Motns. & gen. pa.
Tuesday.... 8

Mersey Steel and Iron Co, limd v Naylor, Benzon and Co app of defts from judgt
Causes and actions in which witnesses
Pets.,sht. causes, adj. sums

of the Lord Chief Justice at trial without a jary Jan 31
(procedure), and gen. pa. are to be examined before the court

will be Meyers v Brown app of deft from judgt of Mr Justice North at trial Feb 1 Fur. cons., dems., & non taken Monday

on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and

Willett v Woollotonapp of deft from judgt of Mr Justice Lopes on fur con Thursdays, and causes and actions without

Feb 1 Tuesday

witnesses will be taken on Mondays; but Wednsday..19 General paper when the list of causes and actions without

Davison v Donaldson app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice Mathew at trial witnesses is exhausted, causes and actions without a jury Feb 3 Friday......21.. Mots, & gen. pa.

with witnesses will be taken on Mondays Byrne v Cooper app of pltf from judgt of Mr Justice Denman at trial without a Pets., sht, caus., adj. eums, also. Sat., ..........

(Procedure) and gen. pa.

jury Feb 7

Further considerations will be taken as Monday ...,24 Fur. cons., dems. & non wit part of the general paper in priority to Maspons y Hermano v Mildred, Goyenecke & Co app of plt from judgt of Mr

original causes which have not already Justice Manisty at trial with jury Feb 7 (S O till after argument of rule for Tuesday ..... 25 appeared in the paper.

new trial in divisional court by order) Wednesday .26 General paper.

Any cause intended to be heard as a short

Couchman v Greener app of plt from judgt of Baron Pollock at trial Feb 11 Thursd ....27

cause, must be so marked in the cause Friday ...,28..Motns. & gen. pa.

Bourke v Tufnell app of plt from judgt of Baron Huddleston at trial Feb 14
book at least one clear day before the same
Saturday ..29 {(Procedure) & gen. pa.
Pets., sht. caus., ad. sums. can be put in the paper to be so heard, and Riley, North Staffordehire Ry Co app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice Lopes at

the necessary papers must be left in court trial Feb 16
with the judge's officer the day before the Cato v Thompson app of deft from judgt of Mr Justice Lopes at trial Feb 18
cause is to be put in the paper.

Flower v Sadler Sadler v Flower (original action and counter claim) app of deft

WJ Sadler from judgt of Mr Justice Denman at trial Feb 20

The Panteg Steel Works and Engineeriog Co, limd v Wrightson app of deft from COURT OF APPEAL.

judgt of Mr Justice Lopes at trial Feb 23 (Security ordered) LIST OF APPEALS FOR TRINITY SITTINGS, 1882.

Titterton v Cooper app of deft from judgt of Baron Huddleston at trial Feb 24 APPEALS FROM THE CHANCERY DIVISION AND THE PROBATE,

Davidson v Helliwell and ors app of defts from judgt of Mr Justice Mathew at


Cowgill v Saxton and anr app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice Cave at trial Feb

28 For Hearing.

Allum v Dickenson app of plt from Justices Mathew and Cave directing entry 1882.

of judgt for deft on special case Mar 2 Pollock v Rabbits app of plt Kay, J April 15

Fenner v Smith app of defts from Baron Pollock and Justices Manisty and Stephen In re Anglo-French Co-operative Society & Co's Acts VCH April 15

giving judgt to plt Mar 4 In re Stevenson, decd, Stevenson v Stevenson app of deft Stevenson Chitty, Jstent v Harrison app of deft from judgt of Mr Justice Manisty at trial Mar 7 April 18

Edwards v Shearman app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice Lopes at trial Mar 8 Rigby v Bennett app of deft from V C of County Palatine of Lancaster Apr 21 Blaiberg v London and Westminster Loan and Discount Co app of plt from Popham v Popham app of plt Chitty, J Apr 21

judgt of Mr Justice Lopes at trial Mar 8 Robinson v The Local Board for Barton, Eccles, and other places app of defts Ship Mao J N McAdam, Owner of Mac v Petts and ors, Master and Crew of Fry, J Apr 21

Saucy Polly app of plt from judgt of Sir R J Phillimore (without Assessors) East and West India Docks Co App of deft Arthur Hill VCH_Apr 24

Mar 9 Loosemore v The Tiverton and North Devon Rail Co app of plt Fry, J Apr 24 Storry v Honywood app of deft from judgt of Mr Justice Grove at trial Mar 9 Usher v Henwood app of deft V C B Apr 29

Beckett & Co v Addyman app of deft from judgt of Mr Justice Field on demr Bostock v Pearson app of deft from Ý C of County Palatine of Lancaster Mar 9 May 1

Lancaster v South Eastern Ry Co app of plt from judgt of the Lord Chief Robison v Robison app of deft Fry, J May 2

Justice on fur conson Mar 15 The Official liquidator of the Birmingham and District Benefit Building Society Murphy v Harris app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice Williams at trial Mar 18

v Cupliffe, Brooks, & Co app of defts from V C of County Palatine of Lancas- Guardians of Mansfield Union, in Counties of Derby and Nottingham v Wright ter May 3

app of deft from judgt of Mr Justice Williams at trial Mar 20 Jones v Jeffryes app of plt Kay, J May 4

Griffin v Seelie app of deft from judgt of Mr Justice Field at trial Mar 21 Todman v Todman (Divorce) Gudgeon and ors co-respondents app of ptner from Méléague v Treeby app of plt from

judgt of Mr Justice Denman at trial Mar 23 the president dismissing ptn for dissolution of marriage May 4

(Security ordered) Bowen v Fraser app of plt VCB May 9

In re Geo Thos Condy (a Solicitor struck off Rolls) app of G T Condy in person, Compton v Preston app of defts Fry, J. May 10

from Justices Grove and Lindley, refusing applica for restoration Mar 25 In re Ridley, decd, Ridler v Ridler app of Worcester City and County Banking Ship Gay Mannering. Owners of Wistow Hall v Owners of Gay Mannering Co ( CB May 10

app of defts from judgt of Sir R J Phillimore (without assessors) March 27 Hardcastle • Hopkin app of plt from V C of County Palatine of Lancaster May Jackson v Fletcher app of deft Fletcher from part of judgt of Mr Jastice Cava 10

at trial as to costs of third parties March 28° In re Gilbert, decd, Gilbert v Gilbert v Gilbert app of deft VCH May 10

Cooke v Winby app of plt from rule nisi discharged by Justices Matthew and Cave In ro The Metropolitan District Rail Co, Ex pte St John's College, Oxford app Mackley and Co v Sewell and ors app of plt from Baron Pollock and Mr Justice of St John's College VCH May 10

Manisty setting aside verdict and judgt March 31 La Fargue v Miles app of plt VCH May 11

Marshall and ors v Schofield and Co app of defts from judgt of Mr Justice Chitty De Souger v Waller upp of plts VCH May 12

at trial April 3 Flachfield v Wetzlar app of defts_Kay, J May 16

Chartered and Mercantile Bank of India, London and China v Netherlands India Williams v Brieco app of defts Kay, 1 May 17

Steam Navigation Co, limd app of defts from judgt of Baron Pollock and JusIn re Bornitt & Barland's Contract app of T B Burland VCH May 17

tices Mapisty and Stephen April 4 Prinsep v Prinsep app of Wm Spencer and anr V C B May 17

On appeal from the Lord Mayor's Court of London Davies v Baxter app of Biggs v Peacock app of plts VCB May 18

deft from Assistant Judge, W Brandon, Esq, allowing demurrer to deft's pleas Millor v Huddlestone app of Wm McMurray Fry, J May 20

and counter-claim April 4 Parkhurst v Parkhurst app of Sophia Cooper Ray, J May 20

Simpson and anr (trading as John Simpson and Co) v Tamar and Kit Hill Granite In re Ransomes, Stead & Jeffries' Trade-Mark app of John Graham and anr

Co, limd app of plts from judgt of Mr Jastice Chitty on fo April 5 v C B May 20

In Surrey County Court holden at Southwark Eaton, an infant, by next friend, Budd v Trower app of deft Mary Anne Trower Kay, J. May 22

v Western and ors app of plt from Justices Mathew and Cave, setting aside Mundy v Duke of Rutland app of deft Kay, J May 22

judgt and directing entry for dofta April 5 In re Orr-Ewing, decd, Orr-Ewing v Orr-Ewing app of plt Kay, J May 26

Allan v United Kingdom Electric Telegraph Co, Imd Christopher v The Same Francis v Hayward app of deft Kay, J May 26

Co app of plts from judgt of Mr Justica Manisty at trial April 5 lo re the Lydney and Lydbrook Steel and Iron Plate Co, limd app of the Compy

Wilden v White app of plt from Justices Manisty and Stephen setting aside VCH May 27

verdict and judgt-action tried by Mr Justice Lopes April Barber v Ferguson app of deft North, J May 31

Bucknall and Sons v Hunter and Čo app of defis from judgt of Mr Justice Hills v Reeves app of doft Kay, J June 1

Hawkins at trial April 8 Porry v International Ocean Telegraph Co app of plt VCB June 1

Herbert and Wife v Markwell app of plts from Justices Grove, Lopes, and

Bowen refusing to set aside judgt and grant a new triel Apr 14 From Orders made on Interlocutory Motions in the Chancery Division. Fison & Co v Lloyd app of doft from judgt of Mr Justice Lopes at trial Apr 14 1882.

Price v Livingstone app of deft from juagt of Mr Justice Lopos at trial in Lon

don Apr 15 Philips v Philips app of Lord Kilmorey North, J May 16 (part heard by the Kay v Field & Co app of plt from judgt of Mr Barou Pollock at trial at Gla

Master of the Rolls and Lord Justice Lindley)
In re the Working Men's Mutual Society & Co's Acts app of official liquidator Johnson v Commercial Union Assurance Co and ors app of plt from part of

morgan Apr 17 VCA Jan 4

judgt of Mr Justice Hawking at trial in London Apr 18 In re John Bagnall & Sons, limd app of Wm Holland, a shareholder Chitty, J Budd v Prince app of deft from judgt of Mr Justice Bowen at trial in London

Apr 5
Weall v Blake app of plt V CB May 16
Pains v The Mayor, &c, of Bristol app of plt VCH May 25

Clark and anr v Gimson ors app of plt from judgt of Lord Justice Baggallay at

trial at Leicester Apr 18 FROM THE QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION.

Adelphi Bank, limd, v Davies and Edwards, Adelphi Bank, limd, v Edwards

GC Dobell & Co v Edwards app of plts from judgt of Mr Justice Chitty at For Hearing.

trial Apr 19 1882.

Bowker and anr v Kesteven & Co app of plts from jadgt of Mr Justice Lopes for Smitherman v South Eastern Ry Co app of defts from judgt of Baron Pollock defts upon counter claim Apr 20 at trial Jan 18

Ship R L Alston, Owners of the Lady Mostyn v Owners of the R L Alston and

Apr 18

LONDON, JUNE 17, 1882.

Society, and amended after the meeting with the Associated ProCURRENT TOPICS.

vincial Law Societies, was before the tribunal in January last, but the draft order to be framed by the tribunal and submitted to the Council of the Incorporated Law Society has not yet been settled.

On a matter of so much importance, no one would grudge a THE TRIBUNAL appointed by the Solicitors' Remuneration Act reasonable time for careful consideration, but nearly five months held a meeting on the 13th of May, and another meeting is

seems somewhat excessive. Having regard to the rumours which appointed for Saturday, the 17th inst., but no scale of remunera

have been current as to the difficulty standing in the way of a tion has yet been settled.

settlement, we have hitherto refrained from commenting on the matter. We venture to think, however, that the time has now

come for urging the necessity for some conclusion being arrived at. Vice-CHANCELLOR Hall continues to gain strength, but we paid on the old system they are expected to prepare their docu

Practitioners are in this very unfair position, that while they are regret to learn that the improvement in his condition as regards ments on the new system. It is very much to be hoped that power of speech and movement is not as yet very substantial.

something definite will result from the deliberation of the tribunal

at its forthcoming meeting. WE

E ARE GLAD to hear that the festival of the Solicitors' Benevolent Association on Wednesday was the most successful

SIR HARDINGE GIFFARD's Bill to amend the Judicature Acts which has yet been held, the proceeds in life and annual subscriptions and general donations amounting to no less than appears to have been practically rejected on Monday, a motion £936 8s.

by Mr. Pugh to leave out the words “ or rule of court" being carried by a small majority. The Bill provides that "no Order in

Council or rule of court required by the Supreme Court of JudicaMR. JUSTICE North has, at the request of the Lord Chan- ture Acts, 1873 and 1875, to be laid before each House of Parliacellor, undertaken the business of Mr. Justice Kay, while the ment shall come into operation until the expiration of forty days latter learned judge is occupied in hearing the causes and matters next after it has been so laid before each House of Parliament.” transferred to him from Vice-Chancellor Hall by the order which As no Order in Council is necessary to enable the Committee of we printed last week.

Judges to make rules of court under the power in section 17 of the
Appellate Jurisdiction Act, the effect of the alteration is to leave

matters in this respect exactly as they are now. We confess we THE STATEMENT furnished to us of the recent observations of are at a loss to understand the objection to Sir H. GIFFARD'S Mr. Justice CHITTY on the privilege of Queen's Counsel on motion proposal. The notion of the Attorney-General, that “the attempt days, was not quite accurate. The rule as stated by his lordship to pass the clause was offering an insult to the judges," was was,


any member of the inner bar coming in after his turn, sufficiently refuted by Sir H. GIFFARD's statement that he had but before the motions had left the inner bar, was entitled, not reason to believe that a majority of the judges were in favour of withstanding, to move." This rule was laid down by the learned the Bill as it stood. It is, indeed, difficult to see how the Judges judge after consultation with the Master of the Rolls.

could reasonably object to the proposal that rules of court, instead of coming into operation at once, should be laid upon the table

of the House for forty days before coming into operation. It is THERE CAN BE NO DOUBT that the Council of the Incorporated merely professional interest or relating to technical matters of

quite certain that Parliament would not interfere with rules of tion whether the decision of the Court of Appeal in the actions pleading, and it is surely right that it should have an opportunity against the two firms of law stationers should be carried to the

be devised by “ any

three House of Lords; and we think that the result arrived at by the

out of the committee of seven judges. meeting will be generally approved. Whether the decision was or was not satisfactory, it related to a matter of so much importance to the profession that it is desirable to have the law on the subject IT IS A SATISFACTION to pass from the incautious letter of the laid down by the highest tribunal. When that has been done, the Home Secretary, and the indistinct and vacillating utterances of time will come for considering what legislative or other provisions the Lord Chief Justice, to the firm legal ground afforded us by the may be necessary for meeting the convenience of country solicitors, decision of FIELD and CAVE, JJ., in the case of Beatty y. and protecting the profession from the inroads of unqualified Gillbanks. Stated shortly, the case was this :—The members of a practitioners. No one who reads the statements made at the religious body, called the Salvation Army, proposed to march, meeting can doubt that the law stationers are rapidly widening the according to their custom, through the streets of Weston-supersphere of their operations and trenching largely on the functions Mare, for a purpose and in a manner which were lawful, unless of solicitors. Their intervention may be convenient and inex- wbat was otherwise lawful was rendered not so by the unlawful pensive to some practitioners, but the fact must not be lost purpose of another body, called the Skeleton Army, to make it the sight of that it is not a long step from the employment of unqualified occasion of obstructing, insulting, assaulting, and raising a riot persons by solicitors to transact certain kinds of legal business to against them. The Salvation Army, notwithstanding they were their employment in similar matters by clients.

aware of the lawless designs of their opponents, proceeded peaceably to execute their purpose, relying on the protection

of the law and its officers. Thereupon the magistrates, instead THE CORRESPONDENCE we print this week on the subject of the of binding over the members of the Skeleton Army to keep the delay in the promulgation of the scale for conveyancing remunera- peace, put the legal fetter on the wrists of the Salvation tion represents only a tithe of the private communications which Army. But, as CAVE, J., pertinently observed, the law in this have reached us on the subject during the last few weeks. The country has not yet gone the length of forbidding a shopman draft order prepared by the Council of the Incorporated Law to exhibit in his windows rich wares, which may prove too strong

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