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Egerton, Alfred, Manchester, Fish Salesman. July 25 at 11 at office of Leyland, Mos.

ley st, Manchester
Everard, Francis, Upper st, Islington, Music Seller. July 19 at 3 at offices of Cooper

and Co, Lincoln's inn fields

Ferriman, George, Abingdon, Berks, Tobacconist. July 26 at 12 at Queen's Hotel, Bankrupts.

Abingdon. Sedgefield and Pryce, Abingdon

Fiddies, Robert, Wakefield, Innkeeper. "July 21 at 3 at George Hotel, Wakefield.
FRIDAY, July 7, 1882.

Barker, Leeds
Under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869.

Forbisher, Joseph, Thornhill, York, Grocer. July 21 at 3 at office of Learoyd and Co,

Buxton rd, Huddersfield
Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar.

Gladstone, David, Stratford, Coal Merchant. July 20 at 2 at office of Smart and Co,
To Surrender in London.

Cannon st. Harcourt, Moorgate st

Glencross, Richard, Tenby, Pembroke, Coachbuilder. July 27 at 12 at 2, Water st, Arnold, Single, Wilmington st, Wilmington sq, Goldsmith. Pet July 4. Hazlitt. July Pembroke Dock. Brown, Pembroke Dock 21 at 11.30

Guy, Peter (and not Grey, as previously advertised), Pendleton,

near Manchester, Boot Bishop, Robert, Warwick st, Pimlico, Advertising Agent. Pet July 4. Hazlitt. July Dealer. July 14 at 2.30 at the Bell Hotel, Humberstone gate, Leicester. Farrington, 21 at 12.30

Manchester Bosher, Thomas, and Thomas Henry Bosher, Houndsditch, Fancy Warehousemen. | Hardy, John, Curtain rd, Shoreditch, Upholsterer. July 17 at 4 at the Masons' Hall Cred July 5. Murray. July 28 at 11

Tavern, Basinghall st. Wenn, Bell yard, Temple bar Chetwynd, Hon Richard Walter, Jermyn st, St James'. Pet July 4. Hazlitt. July 21 Harmsworth, Henry, Chichester, Sussex, Innkeeper. July 21 at 2 at offices of Gregory, at 12

East st, Chichester Ellis, J., Plaistow, Essex, Builder. Pet July 5. Brougham, July 28 at 11.30

Harris, William Thomas, Llanedy, Carmarthen, Grocer. July 21 at 11 at offices of Hawkins, Henry, Old Kent rd, Miller. Pet July 5. Brougham. July 28 at 12

Howell, Stepney st, Llanelly Torry, Harold J. B., Basinghall st, Estate Agent. Pet July 3. Pepys. July 19 at 12.30 Harrison, Edwin Lowe, Wellington, Salop, Tobacconist. July 20 at 12 at Chapel To Surrender in the Country.

House, Wellington. Bidlake, Wellington Carey, Arthur, Rochford, Essex, Engineer. Pet July 3. Gepp. Chelmsford, July 20 Hass, Elizabeth, Moss Hass, and Aaron Hass, Charlotte st, New rd, Whitechapel, Tin at 11

Plate Workers. July 24 at 4 at offices of Wright and Law, High Holborn Duncan, Francis John, Birkenhead, Chester, Beerhouse Keeper. Pet July 3. Williams. Heron, Robert Charlton, Middlesborough, York, Merchant Tailor. July 26 at 11.30 at Birkenhead, July 18 at 11

offices of Wilkes and Wilkes, Zetland rd, Middlesborough Foakes. Edward Thomas, Great Dunmow, Essex. Pet July 3. Gepp. Chelmsford, Holder, John Grimel, Worcester, Licensed Victualler. July 19 at 12 at offices of July 20 at 11

Williams, Worcester chmbrs, Pierpoint st, Worcester Masters, Alfred William, Birmingham, Wine and Beer Retailer. Pet July 4. Parry. Holding, William, Wellington, Salop, Baker. July 20 at 11 at offices of Carrane, Walker Birmingham, July 19 at 2

st, Wellington Wilde, Wilfred, Bradford, York, Travelling Draper. Pet July 4. Lee. Bradford, July Holman, Henry Guy, Ore, near Hastings, Sussex, Baker. July 26 at 11 at the Guildhall 18 at 12

Tavern, London. Langham, Hastings
TUESDAY, July 11, 1882.

Holmes, Archer, Shrewsbury, Salop, Innkeeper. July 20 at 12.30 at the Brunswick
Under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869.

Hotel, Piccadilly. Edwards

Hook, John, Canning Town, Essex, Builder. July 18 at 3 at offices of Noton, Lombard
Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar.
To Surrender in London.

Hughes, Ann, Bilston, Staff ord, Licensed Victualler. July 20 at 11 at Globe Hotel,

Mount Pleasant, Bilston. Bowen, Bilston Sea, William Cutforth, Rural grove, Kennington, Livery Stable Keeper. Pet July 5. Johnson, William, Nottingham, Eating house Keeper. July 28 at 3 at offices of Fraser, Brougham July 26 at 12.30

St John's chambers, Bridlesmith gate, Nottingham Thomson, George, Billiter sq, Ship Owner. Pet July 6. Hazlitt. July 28 at 12 Johnston, Sophia, Liverpool, out of business. July 18 at 11 at offices of Killey, Lord To Surrender in the Country.

st, Liverpool Jenkins, Charles, St Issells, Pembroke, Baker. Pet July 7. Parry. Pembroke Dock,

Jones, John William, Llanelly, Carmarthen, Innkeeper. July 21 at 11 at offices of July 24 at 12

Randell, Frederick st, Llanelly Jenner, Henry James, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, Grocer. Pet July 8. Meyler. Taunton,

Jones, William, Gillingham, Kent, Builder. July 19 at 3 at Bull Hotel, High st, July 22 at 11

Rochester. Prall, Rochester Memmott, Walter George, Sheffield, Electro-Plate Manufacturer. Pet July 6. Wake.

Kay, Mary, Otley, York, Grocer. July 20 at 11 at offices of Wells, Cookridge st, Leeds Sheffield, July 26 at 1

Keppler, Albert, Robert st, Chelsea, Baker. July 18 at 2 at offices of Brown, Basing

hail st McFarland, David, Liverpool, Grocer. Pet July 7. Bellringer. Liverpool, July 24 at

Kerr, Thomas, Lea Bridge corner, Clapton, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer. July 21 at 3 12 Rees, Benjamin, Penrhiewtyn, Neath, Glamorgan, Carpenter. Pet July 5.

at offices of Maude, Great Winchester st bldgs

Jones. Neath, July 28 at 3

King, Albert William, Newhaven, Sussex, Builder. July 20 at 12 at Bear Hotel, Lewes Trim, Alfred, Whitwell, Isle of Wight, Miller, Pet July 5. Blake. Newport, July 29

Loman, Lewin David, New North rd, Trimming Manufacturer. July 24 at 3 at offices

of Goldberg and Langdon, West st at 12 BANKRUPTCIES ANNULLED.

Mann, Edward Joseph, Gossett st, Bethnal Green, Oilman. July 14 at 11 at offices of

Holmes, Finsbury pavement. Parke, Warwick ct, Gray's inn
FRIDAY, Jul; 7, 1882.

Manning, George, Surrey ter, Camberwell, Foreman to a Timber Merchant. July 20 at Boon, James William, Okehampton, Devon. July 5

3 at offices of Foster, Birchin lane

Marner, Edward Goodwin, Coleman st, Auctioneer. July 26 at 3 at office of Stokes, TUESDAY, July 11, 1882.

Chancery lane Collinson, George Young, East Winch Hall, Norfolk, Gent. July 4.

Matthews, Emanuel, Birmingham, Painter. July 17 at 12 at Woolpack Hotel, Moor st, Smith, James, Batley, York, out of business. July 6

Birmingham. Harris, Birmingham

Mealing. Sidney England, Bath, Somerset, Builder. July 21 at 11 at office of Clark, Liquidations by Arrangement.

Union st, Bath

Myers, Morris, Cannon st rd, Commercial rd East, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer. July FIRST MEETINGS OF CREDITORS.

14 at 11 at office of Dobson, Minories FRIDAY, July 7, 1882.

O'Connor, Charles, kingsthorpe, Northampton, Shoe Manufacturer. July 24 at 11 at

Plough Hotel, Bridge st.. Jeffery, Northampton Allfree, William, Bolsover, Derby, Miner. July 25 at 3 at office of Lees, Seyern chbrs, Owston, William Slater, Lincoln, Farmer. July 22 at 10.15 at Central Sale Rooms, Middle pavement, Nottingham

Midland Insurance bldgs, Bank st, Lincoln. Toynbee and i'o, Lincoln Arthur. George Thomas, Red Lion ct, Fleet st, Licensed Victualler, July 21 at 3 at Patrick, William, Woking station, Surrey, Stonemason. July 21 at 12 at County and office of Godfrey, South sq, Gray's inn.

Borough Halls. Geach, Guildford Ashcroft, James, Tyldesley cum Shakerley,

General Dealer. July 25 at 3 at Mitre Hotel, Pearless, Thomas, Newport, Isle of Wight, Baker. July 25 at 3 at Warburton's Hotel, Cathedral Gates, Manchester. Whowell, Bolton Ayrton, Thomas, Marton, Skipton, York, Farmer. July 19 at 2.30 at Ship Hotel, Skip-Pollock, Joseph Alexander, Stalbridge, Dorset, Travelling Draper. July 14 at 11 at Rail.

Newport. Hooper, Newport ton. Berry and Robinson, Bradford

way Hotel, Temple Combe, Somerset. Balch, Bruton Bailey, Walter, Fareham, Hants, Licensed Victualler. July 19 at 3 at offices of King, Porter, John, Hulme, Lancaster, Grocer, July 24 at 3 at office of Oram and Co, Man. North st, Portsea

chester Benjamin, Sarnuel Edward, Ramsgate, Kent, Commission Agent. Aug 1 at 11 at the Ramsay, William, Plumtree ct, Farringdon st, Glass Manufacturer. July 20 at 2 at 76 George and Dragon Hotel, George st, Ramsgate. Godden, New inn, Strand

Coleman st, in lieu of the day originally named Brid, Philip, Pensnett Stafford, Lincensed Victualler. July 18 at 3 at office of Waldron, Rixom, William (and not Rixon, as erroneously printed in last Gazette), King st East, High st, Brierley hill

Hammersmith, Coach Builder. July 18 at 2 at offices of Truefitt and Gane, Bishops. Bland, William Mountain, Darlington, Durham, Journeyman Tailor. Aug 1 at 3 at

gate st Without office of Wilkes and Wilkes, Northgate, Darlington

Roberts, Thomas William, Treorky, Glamorgan, Shoemaker. July 20 at 11.30 at offices Bowler, Henry, Reading, Cattle Dealer. July 18 at 3 at office of Beale and Martin, of Morgan, Mill st, Pontypridd London st, Reading

Roberts, William, Castleford, York, Fishmonger. July 21 at ll at offices of Phillips, Boyton, Morris, Minories, Tea Dealer, July 18 at 3 at Arthur st East, King William st. Carlton st, Castleford Tamplin and Co, Fenchurch st

Rockley, Charles, Nottingham, Joiner. July 21 at 11 at offices of Maples and McCraith, Brooker, Joseph, and Joseph John Brooker, Southampton st, Camberwell, Corn Mer- Low pavement, Nottingham

chants. July 20 at 3 at Masons' Hall Tavern, Masons’avenue, Basinghall st. Fowler Rosenthall, Lewin Arthur, Fitcher's ct, Noble st, Trimming Manufacturer. July 25 at and Co, Borough High st, Southwark

3 at offices of Goldberg and Langdon, West st, Finsbury circus Chase, Cornelius William, Birmingham, Fine Art Dealer. July 17 at 3 at office of Rotton, Hammond, Chester rd, near Erdington, Warwick, out of business. July 15 at Thomas, Waterloo st, Birmingham

10.15 at offices of East, Temple st, Birmingham Church, Charles Thomas, Lausanne rd, Queen's rd, Peckham, Stock Broker. July 20

Sankey, Isaac, Widnes, Lancaster, Licensed Victualler. July 20 at 3 at Grosvenor at 2.30 at 88, Gracechurch st. Chandler, Bishopsgate st Within

Hotel, Victoria rd. Beasley, Widnes Collins, William, Leeds, out of business. July 18 at 3 at Law Institute, Leeds. Wright, Schubert, Gustav, Aldersgate'st, Importer of Fancy Goods. July 25 at 2 at offices of Selby

Summerhays, Old Broad st Cooban, Haliburton, Liverpool, Corn Broker. July 21 at 3 at office of Jackson, Dale st, Shillito, George, Leeds, Painter. July 20 at 3 at offices of Wells, Cookridge st, Leeds Liverpool. Massey and Co, Liverpool

Silkstone, John, Parkgate, near_Rotherham, York, Miner. July 19 at 3 at offices of Cooke, George, Bewdley, Worcester, Licensed Victualler. July 20 at 12 at Bank bldgs, Badgers and Co, Moorgate st, Rotherham Kidderminster. Crowther and Prior, Kidderminster

Smith, Charles, Denton, Lancaster, Felt Hat Manufacturer. July 20 at 3 at Merchants' Cooper, Sarah, Birmingham, Licensed Victualler. July 18 at 3 at office of Freeman, Hotel, Oldham st, Manchester. Drinkwater, Hyde Colmore row, Birmingham

Steele, Henry Joseph, Leeds, Maltster. July 19 at 3 at office of Hardcastle and BarnCurlett, Catherine, Wrexham, Straw Worker, July 28 at 11 at office of Sherratt, Central father, Calverley chmbrs, Victoria sq, Leeds. Hopps and Bedford, Leeds chbrg, South Castle st, Liverpool

Steeves, Gilbert Martin, Gorham Dyer Steeves, and James Thomas Steeves, Liverpool, Cuthbertson, Frederick, Sheffield, Provision Dealer. July 18 at 3 at office of Watson Shipowners. July 19 at 3 at Law Association Rooms, Cook st, Liverpool. Baieson and Co, Bank st, Sheffield

and Co, Liverpool Davies, Henry William, York st, Westminster, Cooper. July 18 at 3 at 11, Ironmonger Stokes, William. East Ham, Essex, Builder. July 25 at 11 at office of Ratcliff, Bishoplane, Cheapside. Kisbey, Cheapside

gate st Within Davies, Sarah Ann, Manchester, Temperance Hotel Keeper. July 20 at 3 at office of

Swaithes, James, Hereford, Baker. July 18 at 4 at office of Corner, High Town, Here. Diegler, John Thomas, Water lane, Homerton, Baker. July 15 at 12 at office of Curtis, Tattersfield, James Walker, Ravensthorpe, York, Woollen Manufacturer. July 24 at

Union ct, Old Broad st
Dobson, Shaw, Altrincham, Chester, Butcher. July 21 at 3 at office of Booth, John 12 at Royal Hotel, Market pl, Dewsbury. Learoyd and Co, Huddersfield

William st, Huddersfield
Downes, Annie, and Lucy Dowes, Macclesfield, Grocers. July 19 at 9 at offices of

Temple, Wilson, and William Jackson Richardson, Leeds, Boot Makers. July 20 at 11

at office of Hardcastle and Barnfather, Victoria sq, Leeds. Lodge and Rhodes, Barclay and Henstock, Exchange chmbrs, Macclesfield


Tilley, Augustus, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucester, Furniture Dealer. July 18 at 12 at Kaye, Charles, Lepton, Huddersfield, York, Innkeeper. July 25 at 11 at office of CransGeorge and Railway Hotel, Bristol. Blake, Wotton-under-Edge

field, Ramsden st, Huddersfield Tomkins, William, Leicester, Hosier. July 24 at 3 at office of Hincks, Bowling Green st, Kirby, John Malsbury, Yardley, Gobion, Northampton, Provision Dealer. July 25 at 3 Leicester

at office of Andrew, Market sq, Northampton Tubb, Isaac Henry, Beckenham, China Warehouseman. July 25 at 3 at Masons' Hall Kirk, Thomas Biddulph, Stamford, Civil Engineer. July 25 at 11 at Brunswick Hotel, Tavern, Basingball st. Gregory, Corporation chmbre, Guildhall yard

Piccadilly, Manchester Cooper, Congleton Tucker, Eli, Upper Wanborough, Wilts, Publican, July 24 at 11 at office of Boodle, Laidlaw. James, jun., Hyde, Chester, Draper. July 28 at 12 at office of Bartlert, Hooles Albion bldgs, New Swindon

chmbrs, Bank st, Sheffield. Mellor, Sheffield Turner, William Watling, Norwich, Confectioner. July 15 at 1.30 at office of Burton, Legg, John, Leatherhead, Surrey, Grocer. July 21 at 3 at office of Palmer and Co, Queen st, Norwich. Kent, Norwich

Railway Approach, London Bridge. Simpson and Palmer, Three Crown sq, South Tuson, Charles, Commercial rd, Limehouse, Printer. July 17 at 2 at office of Morphett, wark Coleman st. Dear, Gresham st

Lewis, David, Llangennech, Carmarthen, Farmer. July 27 at 4 at 3, Dulais ter, Pontar. Walker, William, Leicester, out of business. July 19 at 12 at office of Curtis, Halford

dulais. Thomas, Swansea st, Leicester

Lewis, Hannaniah, Neath, Glamorgan, Grocer. July 24 at 1 at Queen's Hotel, St Mary Wilson, John Bartholomew, Bethnal Green rd, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer. July 17 at st, Cardiff. Brothers, Neath 2 at office of Tripp, Catherine st. Strand

Lewis, James, Bucknell, Salop, Farmer. July 21 at 3 at office of Morris, Swan Hill, Wilton, Joseph, Swansea, Glamorgan, Provision Merchant. July 19 at 2 at office of Shrewsbury Tribe and Co, High st, Newport. Glascodine and Co, Swansea

Little, Joseph, Exeter, Carver. July 25 at 3 at office of Martin, Bedford circus, Exeter. Winter, Thomas, Manchester, Provision and Corn Dealer. July 19 at 12 at office of Orchard, Exeter Farrar and Hall, Fountain st, Manchester

McIntyre, John, Kingston-on-Thames, Cement Merchant. July 31 at 2 at office of King Woltmann, Carl, Hove, Sussex, Boarding house Keeper. July 28 at 3 at Markwell's and Peto, Abchurch lane Hotel, Brighton. Hewitt, Nicholas lane

McKay. Joseph, South Shields, Durham, Boot Maker. July 21 at 12 at office of Wawn Wood, Edwin, Yarpole, Hereford, Grocer. July 18 at 2.30 at office of Moore, Corn sq, and Smith, King st, South Shields Leominster

Macnaughton, Robeut Cook, Liverpool, Shipowner. July 25 at 2 at office of Stone and Wood, Trayton, Upland ter, Upland rd, East Dulwich, Butcher. July 21 at 3 at office of Co, Cook st, Liverpool Cooper and Co, Lincoln's inn fields

Mellers, Samuel, Nottingham, Warehouseman, July 21 at 3.30 at office of Bird, Middle Wright, Josiah Moggs, Ely, Cambridge, Surveyor's Assistant. July 25 at 11 at Lion pavement, Nottingham Hotel, Petty Cury, Cambridge. Challinors and Co, Leek

Milner, William, Bradford, York, Nurseryman. July 21 at 11 at office of Holmes, Bridge TUESDAY, July 11, 1882.

Murray, Richard Henry, Kingston upon Hull, Shipping Agent. July 21 at 3 at office of Adams, William, Portsea, Hants, Tailor. July 28 at 12 at 145, Cheapside. Blake and

Summers, Manor st, Kingston upon Hull Reed, Portsea

North, Joseph, Sheffield, Pattern Maker. July 26 at 3 at office of Smith and Co, MeetAdamson, Thomas, Darlington, Clerk. July 26 at 1 at office of Chartres and Co,

ing-house lane, Bank st, Sheffield Grainger st West, Newcastle upon Tyne. Barron, Darlington

Oliver, Herbert, Leeds, Grocer. July 24 at 11 at office of Harrison, East Parade, Ainsworth, John

Peachey, Pimlico rd, Belgravia, Cheesemonger. July 24 at 3 at office Leeds of Rawlings, Walbrook

Penn, Mary, Kirton in Lindsey, Lincoln, Chemist. July 26 at 1 at office of Freer and Angus, James, Walker, Northumberland, Builder. July 21 at 11 at office of Johnston,

Co, Bigby st, Brigg Mosley st, Newcastle upon Tyne

Povey, William, Nottingham, July 26 at 3.30 at office of Bird, Middle pavement, NotArcher, Charles Balfour, Oswald pl, Lower Edmonton, Coal and Coke Merchant. July

tingham 28 at 2.30 at office of Rumney, Walbrook

Pullin, Charles, Birmingham, Builder, July 21 at 3 at office of Hawkes and Weekes, Austen, Ambrose, Barcombe, Sussex, Butcher, July 24 at 12.30 at Star Hotel, Lewes.

Temple row, Birmingham Maynard, Brighton

Quinton, Joseph Lewington, Clifden rd, Lower Clapton, out of business. July 21 at 2 Becker, Jacob, Pennyfields, Poplar, Baker, July 28 at 4,30 at office of Sydney, Guildhall at offices of Fowler, Dowgate hill chbrs, Basinghall st

Rowe, James, Wigan, Lancaster, Confectioner. July 22 at 11 at office of Scott and Bird, Thomas, West Bromwich, Bootmaker, July 21 at 11 at office of Travis, Church Ellis, Arcade bldge, King st, Wigan lane, Tipton

Russell, Francis David, Hastings, Sussex, Builder. July 20 at 1 at office of Jones and Bottoms, Henry, Luton, Builder. July 18 at 2 at office of Ewen and Roberts, Chancery Glenister, Bank bldgs, Hastings lane

Schneider, William, Upper Moor pk rd, Fulham, of no occupation. July 19 at 3 at Broomfield, Willett, Bournemouth, Modeller. July 29 at 1 at office of Wade. Old Christ- office of Ody, Blackfriars rd church rd, Bournemouth

Sheep, John, Portobello rd, Notting hill, Cheesemonger. July 20 at 3 at offices of Burchnall, Mary Ann, Braunstone, Leicester, Farmer. July 27 at 12 at office of Harris, Willis, St Martin's ct, Leicester sq Friar lane, Leicester

Shepherd, Thomas, Leamington Priors, Warwick, Journalist. July 20 at 3 at offices of Camden, Alfred, Long lane, Bermondsey, Undertaker. July 19 at 3 at office of Chipper- Shrimpton, George, Oxford, Bookseller. July 28 at 10 at offices of Druce, High st, field, Trinity st, Southwark

Candy, William Marshall, Watling st, Foreign Merchant. July 27 at 2 at City Terminus
Hotel, Cannon st. Rooks and Co, King st, Cheapside

Siever, Gustav Louis, Worcester, Artist. July 21 at 11 at offices of Williams, Worcester Chisell, Mary Jane, Tavistock, Devon. Hotel. July 21 at 1 at offices of Square and Co,

chmbrs, Pierpoint st, Worcester Bank of England chmbrs, Plymouth

Smith, James, Jubilee st, Commercial rd, Shoe Manufacturer. July 26 at 3 at offices of Church, Rueben, Netteswell, near Harlow, Essex, Farmer. July 24 at 2 at offices of

Palmer and Smith, Charles sq, Hoxton Willis, Charles sq, Hoxton

Soman, Lewin David, New North rd, Trimming Manufacturer. July 21 at 3 at offices Clee, Alfred, Birmingham, Boot and Shoe Dealer. July 21 at 3 at offices of Jaques, Tem

of Goldberg and Langdon, West st, Finsbury circus ple row, Birmingham

Southern, William Henry, Stockport, Bookbinder. July 24 at 11.30 at Dog and PartColeby, Thomas, Manchester, Yarn Agent. July 25 at 3 at offices of Boote and Edgar, sugeret, Henry Samuel, Lower Tulse hill, Brixton, Baker. July 22 at 12 at Anderton's

Booth st, Manchester
Crow, James, Greenwich, Kent, Fishmonger. July 20 at 2 at offices of Gront, Saint Hotel, Fleet st, Johnson, Arundel st, Strand
Swithin's lane

Taten, Henry, Stoke Newington, Clerk. July 26 at 3 at offices of Peddell, Guildhall

chmbrs, Basinghall st Darnell, William, Henry, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Draper. July 21 at 2 at offices of Stan

Thompstone, Samuel, Congleton, Chester, Innkeeper. July 26 at 11 at offices of ford, Collingwood st, Newcastle Davies, Alfred James, Brighton, Hatter. July 25 at 12 at offices of Edmonds and Co, Trickett, James, Sheffield, York, Spring Knife and Razor Cutler. July 24 at 11 et

Cooper, Park st, Congleton Cheapside. Lamb and Evett, Brighton

office of Binney and Co, Bank st, Sheffield Davis, John, Lower Kennington lane, Lambeth, Wholesale Oilman. July 20 at 3 at offices of Cooper and Co, Lincoln's inn fields

Turner, William, Brighton, Sussex, Boot and Shoe Maker. July 31 at 3 at North st,

Brighton. Goodman
Davis, William, Morpeth st, Bethnal Green, Baker. July 28 at 4 at 4 at offices of
Sydney, Guildhall chmbrs, Basinghall st

Villiers, John Charles, Derby, Grocer. July 31 at 12 at Irongate, Derby. Potter De Wolf, John Starr, Liverpool, Shipowner. July 25 at 4.30 at Law Association Rooms,

Walker, George, Wakefield, York, Common Brewer. July 24 at 11 at Royal Hotel,

Wood st, Wakefield. Wainwright and Mason, Wakefield
Cook st, Liverpool. Bateson, Liverpool
Douglass, William, Ebchester, Durbam, Grocer. July 25 at 1.30 at oflices of Holmes

Weicht, Adolf, Salford, Lancaster, Manufacturer of Ivory Buttons. July 25 at 3 at

office of Grundy and Co, Booth st, Manchester and Robson, Pilgrim st, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

White, Benjamin, Chiddingly, Sussex, Farmer. July 23 at 3 at New inn Hotel, South Ekins, Alfred, Wisbech, Cambridge, Slate Merchant. July 24 at 1.30 at Gt Northern st, Eastbourne. Hillman, Lewes Hotel, Peterborough. Olard, Wisbech

Youatt, Alfred William, York rd, Battersea, Wheelwright. July 26 at 3 at office of Elliott, John William, Gunnersbury, Merchant's Clerk. July 24 at 10 at offices of Lloyd, London wall Dobson, Minories

Young, William, Bluntisham, Huntingdon, Farmer. July 24 at 1 at Unicorn Hotel, St, Farrer, John Frampton, Calverley, York, Tanner. July 25 at 3 at Gt Northern Hotel,

Ives. Gaches, Peterborough.
Leeds. Mossman and Haley, Bradford
Frank, Lazarus, Hutchinson st, Aldgate, Butcher, July 24 at 11 at office of Cattlin,

Wormwood st, Old Broad st
Freshwater, Richard Blowfield, St John st, Smithfield, Paper Merchant. July 24 at 3

at offices of Chatfield and Chatfield, Conduit st, Regent st. Lomax, Conduit st
Geary, Alfred, Bradford, out of business. July 19 at 4 at office of Hollins, Petergate,
York. Robson, Middlesborough


573 Gledhill, Alfred, Bradford, Fruit Salesman, July 21 at 11 at office of Singleton, Booth

(Limited) v. The Liverpool United st, Bradford

SET-OFF IN CASE OF MUTUAL DEALINGS 575 Tramways and Omnibus Company 580 Goddard, Daniel, Tilehurst, Berks, out of employment. July 27 at 11 at office of New

ARE LEASEHOLDS WITHIN SECTION 18 The Attorney-General v. The Vestry

675 man, Friar st, Reading

of Bermondsey .... Godfrey, Harry. and Robert Cooper, jun, Coventry, Trimming Manufacturers. July

REVIEWS ............................ 576 The Guardians of the Mansfield Union 24 at 12 at offices of Dewes and Co, Hay lane, Coventry

CORRESPONDENCE .................... 577 v. Wright Gould, Joseph, Leek, Stafford, Warehouseman. July 25 at 11 at Wellington Hotel,


SOCIETIES .. Stockport. Redfern, Leek

Morgan v. Thomas ....

578 LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL Gray, Daniel, Kingston on Thames, Surrey, Timber Merchant. July 27 at 2 at office of

Maspons v. Mildred

678 LEGAL APPOINTMENTS ................ 56 Bradley, Mark lane

In re The Globe Accidental Assurance NEW ORDERS, &c. Halliday, John, Derby, Draper. July 25 at 3 at the offices of Briggs, Amen alley,

Company (Limited)


In re The Ince Hall Rolling Mills CREDITORS' CLAIMS Harper, Robert Francis, Handsworth, Stafford, Wholesale Milliner. July 21 at 11 at

Company (Limited)

580 LEGISLATION OF THE WEEK office of James, Temple st, Birmingham

Somes v. Martin

520 COURT PAPERS ...... Harris, Joseph, Westminster bdge rd, Lambeth, Draper, Aug 4 at 2 at Gray's inn sa,

The Omnibus Conveyance Company London GAZETTES, &c., &o........... 559 Holborn, Bird and Moore Hicks, Joseph, jun, Churchfield rd, Acton, Boot and Shoe Maker. July 26 at 3 at Law Institution, Chancery lane. Child, South sq, Gray's inn

Notices TO CORRESPONDENTS.-All communications intended for publication Hunt, David, Lower Streatham, Surrey, Builder. July 25 at 2 at William the Fourth, in the SOLICITORS' JOURNAL must be authenticated by the name and address of High rd, Lower Streatham. Hopkins, Walbrook

the writer. Isaacs, Julius, Brighton, Sussex, Watchmaker. July 24 at 3 at office of Barnett,

Palmerston bldgs, Old Broad st
Jacques, David, Oldbury, Worcester, Machinist. July 22 at 11 at office of Forest, cations.

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The Solicitors' Journal.

LONDON, JULY 22, 1882.

office is concerned, is that in the one case no term of disability CURRENT TOPICS.

is mentioned, and the other, the disability is to continue for ever; the context, as it seems to us, showing that there is practically no difference at all, and that the disability is even upon a first con

viction to be perpetual. But is House of Commons membership THE COUNCIL of the Incorporated Law Society preserve an “office," "employment,” or “civil office" ? We think it is their vow of secrecy with regard to the draft order under the not an office for many reasons, but perhaps one will suffice. In Solicitors' Remuneration Act, but rumour has it that the difficulty Com. Dig. tit. Officer (A.), it is said, "The King is the founreferred to by the chairman hàs reference to the question of tain of all power and authority, and by his prerogative has the whether, in addition to the remuneration fixed by the scale, dis- nomination of all officers originally.” Now, the Sovereign has bursements shall be allowed. Our readers will doubtless con

never nominated a member of the House of Commons. Neither sider that this is a matter on which a strenuous effort will be can a member of the House of Commons be said to have an expected from the council.

“ employment" in the legal sense, not having an employer who has a legal right to his services for reward.

IN PURSUANCE of the direction recently issued, about half-adozen actions set down in the Chancery Cause Book have been IT IS CERTAINLY SURPRISING that nearly seven years after marked with the letters Q. B. At this rate there will not be a

the coming into operation of the Judicature Act, since which time very lengthy list to transfer to the Queen's Bench Division in probably half a million affidavits have been filed and used in the October. 'It is, however, understood that all actions in the Supreme Court, any doubt should exist on the questions referred Chancery Division remaining untried at the end of the present to last week by our correspondent “G. B.” Since 1875 affidavits sittings will, if not of the class specially assigned to that Division have constantly been used in the courts, the oaths to which have by the 34th section of the Judicature Act, 1873, be transferred in been administered by the commissioners at places other than their October to the Queen's Bench Division.

own particular “ places of business or offices. In fact, the question may be said to have been settled in principle in the late Lord

CRANWORTH's time, when the Clerks of Records and Writs unsucONE OF THE FEW legislative achievements of the present session cessfully urged upon his lordship (as Lord Chancellor) their view will be the Settled Land Bill, which now only awaits the final stage that the “ London commissioners to administer oaths in Chancery” in the House of Commons. The main object of the measure is to

were limited, in the exercise of their functions, to their own parempower tenants for life and other limited owners, subject to ticular offices. And although, since the Judicature Acts and certain regulations, to sell or exchange the settled land, or to Rules came into operation, there may not bave been (as we believe grant building leases for ninety-nine years, mining leases for sixty there has not been) any judicial decision on the point, we, neveryears, and other leases for twenty-one years, of the settled land. theless, think that the practice which has so extensively obtained The proceeds may either be invested on the securities mentioned in would be likely greatly to influence the court in determining the the Bill, or be applied to the discharge of incumbrances on the settled question, if raised before it; being supported therein, moreover, by land, or in payment for any improvement authorized by the Act, or the construction which the Legislature itself has already put upon in purchase of other land, or mines convenient to be worked with the it in section 74 of the Supreme Court of Judicature (Ireland) Act

, settled land, or in certain other modes specified by the Bill. But 1877. But it may, perhaps, be said that the question involved in the Bill also empowers infants absolutely entitled to land to the particular point now raised is, not as to the general extent of exercise the same powers as are given by it to tenants for life ; and a commissioner's jurisdiction, but as to whether he is able to married women who are tenants for life, with the concurrence of exercise his functions within the precincts of a public legal their husbands, and committees of lunatics under an order of the department. We confess that we see no ground for any such jurisdiction in lunacy, are also enabled to exercise the powers of distinction in the matter. Section 82 of the Judicature Act, a tenant for life. The object, in fact, is to remove, as far as can 1873, enables the commissioner to administer oaths “in ali safely be done, the restrictions on the alienation of land arising from causes and matters whatsoever, which may, from time to time, limited ownership or disability. The measure is not to come into be depending in the High Court of Justice, or in the Court of operation until after the 31st of December next, and before that Appeal”—thus empowering a commissioner to traverse (so to date we hope to lay before our readers a detailed commentary on speak) the proceedings in all the Divisions of the Supreme Court” its provisions.

-in other words, to “ exercise his functions, as a commissioner, co-extensively with the jurisdiction of the court itself” (see

Braithwaite's Oaths in the Supreme Court, 4th ed., pp. 19 IT HAS BEEN STATED with regard to the Freethinker pro- and 21); consequently (as our correspondent “G. B." puts it), the secution that second conviction under the Blasphemy commissioner “is empowered to take affidavits in any place where Act (9 & 10 Will. 3, c. 32) has the effect of disquali- the Supreme Court has jurisdiction," that is, as well within fying the convicted offender for a seat in the House of the precincts of the offices of the court, as elsewhere within that Commons. We greatly doubt whether the statute will bear jurisdiction; assuming, of course, that no express official prohibisuch an interpretation. The words are, that upon a first con- tion as to taking affidavits within the precincts of the offices of the viction, the offender “shall be adjudged incapable, and disabled court has been given. We cannot concur in “ G. B.'s" contenin law to all intents and purposes whatsoever, to have or enjoy tion that transaction of ordinary business “as a solicitor” at a any office or offices, employment or employments, ecclesiastical, public office converts that office, even for the time being, into the civil, or military, or any profit or advantage appertaining to them, solicitor's own office or place of business. But we know that oaths to or any of them," and upon a second conviction he shall be “ dis- affidavits intended for use, and used, in the Supreme Court and in abled to

to bear any its offices, have, times without number, been administered at places office, civil or military, or benefice ecclesiastical for ever within other than the commissioners' own offices or places of businessthis realm.” The only difference expressed between the conse- for instance, at the Law Institution; in the chambers of the Vicequences of a first and second conviction, so far as disability for Chancellors, and in other offices of the court; even within the


be capable


precincts of the courts themselves, whilst sitting. Nor, having IT IS NOT OFTEN that a casus omissus detected by a court in regard to the varying exigencies arising in the course of pro- an Act of Parliament is so speedily supplied by amending legislafessional business and work, does it appear desirable that the tion as has happened in connection with Reg. v. Dyott (L. R. 7 practice should be either prohibited or discouraged. The fore-Q. B. D. 223). It was there decided, on the 22nd of May last, going observations seem to us to embody the proper and conve- that if a parish has no church or chapel there can be no valid nient view of the provisions of the Judicature Acts and Rules publication of a poor rate therein, within the requirements of 17 applicable to the question, and of the practice which has arisen Geo. 2, c. 3, as amended by 7 Will

. 4, & 1 Vict. c. 25, and, thereupon. We print in another column an opinion obtained by therefore, that no poor rate can be leried in such a parish at all. the Council of the Incorporated Law Society from Mr. R. S. On the 3rd of July the Royal Assent was given to the “ Poor Rate WRIGHT, on the general subject of the powers of the commis- Assessment and Collection Act, 1869, Amendment Act, 1882," sioners, to which we may draw the attention of our readers, and 45 & 46 Vict. c. 20, (originally introduced to remedy, and now which appears to be perfectly consistent with the view we have remedying, the longer slumbering grievance of outgoing occupiers taken upon the particular question discussed above.

first disclosed by Werburgh Overseers v. Hutchinson, L. R. 5 Ex. D. 19, and made clearer by the Court of Appeal in Hare v. Putney

Overseers, L. R, 7 Q. B. D. 223); which puts the matter right by THE DOCTRINE of Cumber v. Wane (3 Str. 426) has been directing that in parishes in which there is no church or chapel of frequently commented upon, and on every opportunity has been the parish (a Nonconformist meeting-house, it should be borne in whittled away as much as possible. That doctrine, as our readers mind, though popularly, is not legally a chapel) a poor rate shall are aware, is that you cannot discharge a debt by the payment of “be deemed to have been duly published if, within fourteen days a smaller sum.

The recent case of Goddard v. Ở'Brien (L. R. 19 after the making of the rate, notice thereof has been given by Q. B. D. 37) seems almost to reduce the state of the law to an affixing such notice in some public and conspicuous place or absurdity. It now stands thus : if I owe a man £10 and pay him situation in the parish.” This being a remedial Act, will no £7 on an understanding that that is to satisfy the whole debt, doubt be construed liberally, but what is a “public and connevertheless the balance remains due; but, if instead of giving him spicuous place” will be a question of law as well as of fact, and £7 I give him a cheque for £7, the whole debt will be discharged. it will not follow as a matter of absolute certainty that the place We are afraid the profane outsider, unfamiliar with the sacred selected by the justices as public and conspicuous will satisfy mysteries of the law, might be led into irreverent comments if this the statute. Nor, we presume, would a double publication in two point were explained to him. The way in which the original insufficient places be legally sufficient. But we do not apprehend doctrine arose seems tolerably obvious. 'It is

, it would appear, a that any practical difficulty will arise in applying the statute. result of the doctrine of our common law which made a promise rudum pactum in the absence of a consideration. Reduced to its constituent parts, the transaction by which a debt of £10 is to be

IN THE COURSE of the argument of the Salvation Army case liquidated by payment of £7 involves a promise or undertaking last week it was suggested that possibly the police might have on the part of the creditor, upon payment of the £7, to give up been justified in interfering with a procession of Roman Catholic the remainder of the debt. But inasmuch as the payment of £7 ecclesiastics carrying the sacred elements through the streets to is only what the debtor is bound by law to do already, it can form a sick person, inasmuch as such a procession was said to be no legal consideration at all for any undertaking. In truth, as it prohibited by statute. We have been unable to discover any

Act seems to us, the real question in Čumber v. Wane was whether a of Parliament which quite covers such a case, although no doubt debt

may be forgiven by word of mouth without consideration, for the 20th section of the Roman Catholic Relief Act (10 Geo. 4, c. 7, the payment of £7 can form no consideration. It wiped off £7 which reproduces a part of the still unrepealed 31 Geo. 3, c. 32, of the debt. The real question, to our mind, was whether the s. 11) comes very near to it. That section enacts that “if any remaining £3 could be forgiven without consideration. The way Roman Catholic ecclesiastic, or any member of any of the orders

, in which the decision in Goddard v. O`Brien steers clear of the communities, or societies” mentioned in the statute "exercise difficulty is that the giving of the cheque may be a consideration. any of the rites or ceremonies of the Roman Catholic religion, The law will not inquire into the value of the consideration, or or wear the habits of his order, save within the usual places of whether it is a substantial equivalent. The obligation is to pay worship of the Roman Catholic religion, or in private houses

, shall, in money, but if by agreement a negotiable security is substituted, being thereof convicted by due course of law, forfeit for every it is clear that there is a legal consideration, In other words, the such offence the sum of fifty pounds." It is very

doubtful whether case is not one of payment, but of accord and satisfaction. But a mere procession of ecclesiastics, not wearing the habit of any although a theoretical reason may be given, the state of the law is particular order, and unaccompanied by religious service of any hardly satisfactory. It seems to us to be a question for considera- kind, would come within these words. And even it did, the tion how far the doctrine by which a debt can only be released by remedy of the party grieved would surely be to proceed for the deed is, at the present day, a sensible doctrine. A debt may be penalty, and not to disturb the procession either with the aid of released by deed without consideration. It is clear that the whole the police or without it. Moreover, in the metropolis, at all events

, of the law about contracts under seal is really at variance with every person who, in any thoroughfare or public place, shall the doctrine of nudum pactum. The old writers strive in a manner use any threatening, abusive, or insulting words or behaviour

, to reconcile the inconsistency by saying that a deed imports con- with intent to provoke a breach of the peace, or whereby a breach sideration, which is nonsense and untrue in fact. A considerable of the peace may be occasioned,” is by the Metropolitan Police practical objection to making a promise without consideration Act (2 & 3 Vict. c. 47), s. 54, liable to a penalty of forty shillings

, legally binding arises from the danger of false allegations of such and also to be taken into custody without warrant, which enactpromises. In the case of a debt, the unscrupulous debtor would ment would seem to apply to the disturbers of any lawful procese not unfrequently resort to an allegation of an oral promise to for- sion whatever. give the debt. In the case of deeds, our ancestors said that the solemnity of affixing the seal gave rise to an irresistible inference that there was a consideration ; it would seem more probable that It is announced that Mr. Joseph St. John Yates, county court jadge of the consideration of real weight was, that the existence of the No. 9 Cironit, has tondered his resignation to the Lord Chanoellor. De solemn document obviated the danger above referred to. It seems

was appoiated in 1847. to us that at the present day it is high time that a debt should be in the House of Lords

on Tuesday, said that although it proposed to colina

Lord Bramwell, in moving the second reading of the Bills of Exchange Bill releasable by writing only, without

seal. The truth is, that in the law on the subject he did not suppose that it would supersede lawyers and early days the only distinction was between sealed document and their law books : it would still be necessary to refer to them from time to no document at all, for people in general did not write, and time. The object of the Bill was to alter the law as little as possible, though executed documents by affixing their seal. For some purposes the it was impossible to avoid

a certain amount of alteration. For instance, in still useful, but we cannot see why a release should at the presentable in England and Scoland-namely, on the day

before and day following, distinction between writing under seal and not under seal may be was not thought right to retain the difference now existing in the date makina day require a seal.

respectively. The Bill proposed the same date for both countries.

tion (which, as we have seen, is, in this case, an “absolute discreANOTHER TRAP FOR UNWARY MORT- tion "), in the absence of proof that there has been a gross GAGEES?

miscarriage. The judges found, not only no gross miscarriage,

but nothing unreasonable in what had been done. “The court, Last week a correspondent made some remarks upon the recent said the Master of the Rolls, meaning thereby Sir James Hannen, case of Wigney v. Wigney (30 W. R. 722) which undoubtedly has allowed the mortgages which the husband “ created on call for some notice; and especially from mortgagees who may his life interest to remain; but beyond that it has destroyed his have lent, or may be proposing to lend, money on the security of interest under the settlement." But we find nothing to show life interests taken under marriage settlements. Whatever that, if the court below had not“ allowed the mortgages to remain," tends to unsettle the law by substituting for it an arbitrary dis- the court above would have considered this to be such a cretion of the judges, and whatever tends to deprive mortgagees gross miscarriage as to justify their interference. That is to say, of what used to be thought their legitimate security, deserves to it appears that mortgages of this description will, in future, under be looked upon with suspicion. A case which exhibits both these similar circumstances, depend for their validity upon the discretion tendencies has a double claim to our attention.

of the President of the Divorce Court; and, though we have the Judicial discretion tends to increase, partly through well-meant fullest confidence in Sir James Hannen's discretion, there is somebut ill-judged efforts after an ideally equitable canon, and partly thing in this substitution of an appeal to a statutory discretion in the by the undesigned freaks of legislative blundering. The present place of a common law right ex debito justitia, which we find case presents the novel and interesting peculiarity, that we are ourselves not able to contemplate with unmixed satisfaction. uncertain to which of these two causes we ought to refer the Moreover, if the grounds upon which the Court of Appeal increment contributed by it to the existing stock of judicial dis- seem to have exercised their judicial discretion in admitting the cretion. A husband took, under a marriage settlement, a life simple contract debts, is to be taken as a guide for the future interest in a part of his wife's property, with an ultimate trust in exercise of judicial discretion in admitting mortgage debts, the his favour. After the husband had incumbered his life interest, consequences are likely to be much more serious. “ He incurred the parties were divorced a vinculo matrimonii, upon the ground of those debts," said the Master of the Rolls, “ for the expenses of the husband's adultery and cruelty; and the wife applied for an the joint establishment of himself and his wife.

Would order extinguishing the husband's interest under the settlement. it be right that the wife, who has had the benefit of the expenditure, The President of the Probate and Divorce Division ordered that, should not pay for it ?" We greatly fear that not all transactions the wife undertaking to discharge the incumbrances, the trustees coming under these principles could stand this test. When a should hold the property as if the husband had died in his wife's dissolute husband raises money by mortgage of his life interest lifetime, and freed from the ultimate trust in his favour. From there is so far from being any presumption that he means this order an appeal was brought by the husband; and it then to spend it upon the "joint establishment of himself and his appeared that, besides the incumbrances, the husband was liable wife," that the circumstances rather indicate what the Conveyfor some simple contract debts incurred in the joint housekeeping ancing Act styles a “contrary intention.” And we draw the before the divorce. The main question turned upon the construc- inference, that it may perhaps be expedient for persons proposing tion to be put upon one, if not two, of those ornaments of legis- to lend money upon such security, to add to their “usual lation which occur so abundantly in modern Acts of Parliament. inquiries ” an inquiry into the moral character of the proposed The first is the 22 & 23 Vict. c. 61, s. 5:

mortgagor. "The court after a final decree

may inquire into the existence of ante-noptial or post-doptial settlements made on the parties whose marriage is the subject of the decree, and may make such orders with reference to the application of the whole or a portion of the property settled either LIQUIDATION OR COMPOSITION PROfor the benefit of the children of the marriage, or of their respective parents, as to the court sball seem fit."

CEEDINGS BY DEBTORS WITH TRIVIAL Much consideration is due to people wbo are forced to find a

ASSETS. meaning for this ambiguous jargon. It contains nothing to restrict The somewhat conflicting and confusing decisions which have been its operation to settlements made by the parties to the marriage, given by the Court of Appealand the Chief Judge in Bankruptcy upon except such inference as may be drawn from the epithets“ ante- the question of the registration of resolutions for liquidation of the nuptial” and “post-nuptial"; and this is so vague that it might affairs of a debtor whose assets are trivial, or for the acceptance be thought to be rebutted by the contrary influence of the very of a small composition in such a case, have caused some degree of odd phrase which we have put in italics. Nor do we understand bewilderment to those members of the profession whose duty it how children of the marriage can be said to have “respective has been to advise in such cases, and the recent decision of the parents,” unless the draftsman thought that children have only Court of Appeal in Ex parte Ball (ante, p. 509), whilst overruling one parent apiece-daughters probably deriving their sex from some previous decisions of the Chief Judge, does not render much the mother, and sons from the father. This not being obscure assistance in the matter, but rather, to our mind, makes the point enough, a further touch was added by the 41 Vict. c. 19, s. 3:

more difficult than ever. The court in its anxiety to uphold the “The court may exercise the powers vested in it by the provisions of machinery of the bankruptcy laws from abuse has introduced prinseotion five of the" 22 & 23 Viot. o. 61, “ potwithstanding that there are no ciples which do not appear to be expressly provided for. by the children of the marriage.

Act, and it is only as those principles come to be applied in other The reader's first thought will probably be, that, if there are no and somewhat different cases that the difficulties of such a course children, then there cannot be any “respective parents”; so that, become apparent. We propose to review the various cases upon the nobody existing for whose benefit an order can be made, the point down to the last case of Ex parte Ball, with a view of setting power to make orders is either defunct or nugatory. Something before our readers the present position of the law upon the point, like this seems to have passed through the subtle mind of the and of extracting therefrom for future guidance such lessons in Master of the Rolls ; but he bravely resisted the insidious sugges- practice as they suggest to our mind. tion, coming to the conclusion that the section gives "an absolute The point, so far as the reported cases go, appears to have been discretion to the court-of course, a judicial discretion.” So that first taken in Ex parte Russell, Re Russell (23 W. R. 817, L. R. we (and our correspondent) must take that point, at least, as 10 Ch. 255), before the Court of Appeal. In that case the settled; though, as was before observed, we are not quite clear liabilities proveable amounted to over £50,000 and the assets to to which source the increment of judicial discretion must be re- £1,934—made up of book debts, £350 ; bills and securities, ferred. And the court affirmed the President's order, subject to £1,334; and surplus from secured creditors, £250. The debtor an inquiry as to the amount of the simple contract debts, which the was also in receipt of half-pay as a retired colonel

. The creditors court thought should be provided for, besides the incumbrances, resolved upon liquidation and granted the debtor an immediate out of the husband's life estate.

discharge. They also resolved that the debtor should pay to the The decision seems to have proceeded upon the well-known trustee all his income over £600 per annum. There were other ground of refusing to interfere with an exercise of judicial discre- facts in the case, but they do not affect the point we are discuss

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