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report that a committee should be formed from the general body of the society SOCIETIES.

to be co-workers with the council in regard to this very important subject. The only thing he would say was that they must make haste about the matter.

The president had told them that the subject had been referred to the Rule INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY,

Committee of Judges, and whatever suggestions they bad to make, as a society, A special general meeting of this society was held at the society's hall,

must be sont in quickly. They had before them the suggestions of the A860

ciated Provincial Law Societies, the suggestions of the Newcastle Incorporated Chancery-lane, on Friday, the 18th inst., for the purpose of considering the

Law Society, the suggestions made by the council, and they would have the report of the Legal Procedure Committee. Mr. c." C. DRUCE, President,

suggestions of the committee to be formed, and these would bave to be reduced cccupied the chair. There was a large attendance of members.

to a cohesive whole. The council would have to make a digest of these The PRESIDENT having read the circular convening the meeting, said :

suggestions and put it before the authorities in a shape which should comTbe report of the Legal Procedure Committee was published just before the

mand attention. With regard to the suggestion that some of the members of annual provincial meeting held at Brightoň last month. I had barely time to

the council should serve on the committee, he could only speak for himself, get up the substance of it which I stated to you at that meeting, and it was an

and he hoped the meeting would excuse him. The council had done their impossibility for me to go closely into its détails, but in view of the pledge duty already in framing suggestions in the first instance, and they had had giveu by my predecessor to call a meeting to consider the report, the council

discussions over the report of the Legul Procedure Committee and had made thought it ought to be convened at once, or as soon after the Long Vacation as

suggestions with reference to that. They bad also considered the suggestions we might expect our members to be able to assemble together, without of the Associated Provincial Law Societies and of others, and he thought it reference to any deliberations they might have previously arrived at or might

would almost be better to leave them free to consider the further suggestions afterwards come to. Nevertheless, we did proceed to consider the matter and

to be made by the committee. He did not urge this from any want of respect to form our own conclusions. We considered the report at the first

| to the committee, but he thought it would be better to have independent meeting after the vacation, and again after an adjournment of a fortnight at the

minds upon it. It might be supposed that the members would come to the first meeting of the council this month; because at that meeting we always have

committee fettered by the opinions they bad expressed at the council table, a large attendance of the country members of the council, and we were very

and that might be inconvenient. He heartily accepted the motion and boped desirous of getting the opinion of the country solicitors as well as of the Lon.

it would be passed. con solicitors on the subject. In the interim between those two meetings the A88cciated Provincial Law Societies, with northern energy, bad called and

Mr. F. K. MUNTON supported the motion. He would have been glad if the carried through a meeting occupying two days, and they were good enough to

council could have seen their way to assist the committee as suggested by Mr. send me the conclusions to which they had come. Therefore our own second

Crowder, but it would be sufficient if it went forth to the world that the council meeting was held with the benefit of their deliberations before us. Į hope,

approved of the appointment of the committee, and he was sure no one present however, that the present meeting will feel itself entirely free and unfettered

had the slightest desire that any committee should be opposed to the council. by any conclusions to wbich the council may have come. But we could not

They wished it to be auxiliary to the council and to assist them in their avoid considering the matter. We wrote to the Lord Chancellor, in order to

labours. He had attended the meeting referred to by Mr. Walters, and he keep the time open, and asked his lordship if he would be willing to consider

wished now to stato publicly what he had urged upon that occasion. There our suggestions. We bad a polite reply fron his lordship that he would be

was a strong feeling on the part of many members of the solicitor branch of willing to do so. Perhaps we were right in taking this course, for even in

the profession that inasmuch as the report went mainly to the reduction of to-day's paper, for the first time, you will see that this report has been re

the expense of carrying on legal proceedings, they ought to urge that all ferred to the Role Committee of the Judges. At the same time we know from

needless expense caused by their being compelled to employ counsel in small the Times that the report was issued in May and was then sent out to the

cases should be avoided. If they were to bring actions for sums under $200 judges--whether privately or not I do not know. We have no official know.

at a reduced rate of costs—à very proper thing to do in itself- let it be underledge of the matter. That, I tbink, is the present state of affairs. It will be

stood that the true way of aiming at a saying would be that solicitors should my duty in the ordinary course to read the recommendations of the council,

bave audience in those cases. but though they have been largely circulated I cannot think they will be well

| Mr. FRANCIS MILLER would have liked that the rosolutions should have or usefully considered at so large a meeting, but unless some other proposition

| been come to at a general meeting instead of by a committee. He thought it

been com is brought before the meeting I shall proceed to read them.

would be better that each item of the report should be considered in general Mr. G. A. CROWDER Asked whether he should be right in making a sugges. | meeting. tion?

Mr. WALTERS observed that the resolution provided for further consideration The PRESIDENT. — The council invité suggestions from the members pre. l of the subject at an adjourned general meeting: bent.

Mt. MILLER thought the time pressed too much for the matter to be delayed Mr. CROWDER observed that the course he was about to submit to the for the committee's report, and he would have liked the opinion of the preconsideration of the meeting was one which bad already been suggested bù sent meetiog upon each of the items seriatim. There were one or two the council in their annual report-pamely, that a committee should be formed

matters which ought not to be decided on the opinion of a committee, howto consider the report of the Legal Procedure Committee when that report ever large or ibfluential. The first was : were pleadings to be abolished or should be published. The present meeting was the result of the promise

omise not? If alterations were made in the law which did not work well, solicitors made in the report to conveno a special meeting to consider the subject.

had to bear the brunt of it when they presented their bills to their clients. The matter was far too important to be considered for any useful purpose at

Mr. E. LE RICHE asserted that the interests of the council and the members euch a meeting as the present, and must, under any circumstances, be

were identical, and he was sure the council would be pleased to upite with eventually considered by a committee. The solicitor branch of the profes.

them or with any members of the profession in consideration of these proposed sion thought the present a very good opportunity of taking that part in

changes. It did appear to him extraordinary that the council should have tbe consideration of the matter wbich hie maintaiñed they were as well

deferred to the whole of the resolutions with å few alterations. These were able to do as any body of gentlemen in the United Kingdom. Speaking

cardinal changes, the most important that hxd been proposed within the last for bimself and for those more immediately connected with him in the

twenty ýtars, and yet they had been pagged over without a single remark from proposition, he bad to ask that two or three of the members of the council

the council. Pleadings were to be abolished, discovery and in pection were to should serve upon the committee. It wag iritended to be a renregentative be curtailed, and the whole jurisdiolion placed in the hands of the masters. committee and to contain both solicitors from the west-end and from the

He supposed most of the members of the council had at some time in their city. The solicitors had not only not been adequately represented on the

lives attended chambers, and must be aware of the way in which summonses Legal Procedure Committee, but they were practically-he did not gay

were decided. Would they suggest for one moment that the whole procedure intentionally-ignoted in its constitution; tbis was much to be regrette a

of an action was to be entrusted to the discretion of a master-that one master because the solicitors had to carry out the duties connected with the subject

was to say what was to be the whole course of an action ? He must be one of the deliberations of the committee. He hoped that country solicitors

of the most consummate geniuses that ever existed. According to the report of would co-operate with the committee either by attending its meetings or by

committee there were 36,590 undefended cases in 1879, and ordinarily there assisting with written communicationg. Having regard to this, and that

were three masters sitting, which would give 12,000 to each, and he

is to bave a knowledge of every case, 80 as to prevent unnecessary there might be no impression that the resolution was put forward by a

expense being incurred. It must be within the experience of every olique, he had been instructed not to embody in it the names of any

solicitor that the pleadings and discovery in actions stopped bine. individual geritlemen, but he was prepared with a list of firms, the members

tenths of them. The report said that there were 38 percent., or of which had expressed their willingness to act. The names of the firms

20,000 defended capses, and of these something under 3,000 were would also carry greater weight. He conoladed by moving :-That this

tried, consequently there were 18,000 cases which were settled without ineeting is of opition that it is desirable that the whole subject to which the

being tried. The report said of the 57,650 writs issued in 1879, 16,967 report of the Legal Procedure Committee directly or otherwise refers, be

actions-i.e., 23-34 per cent. were settled by default; by judgment under submitted to a committee of members of the Incorporated Law Society, of order 14, 4,251 or 7.10 per cent. ; total of practically undefended causes 36,590 whom ten shall forin à quorat, to consist of gentlemen to bo named at this or 61.124 per cent. ; cases unaccounted for and therefore presumably settled or meeting with power to add to their pumber. That such committee sball abandoned after some litigation, 20,804 or 35.10 per cent. The remaining bave power to invite guggestions and receive and consider any which may cases were thus accounted for. Decided in court: for plaintiffs 1,232; for be made to them, and shall be at liberty to confer with and shall report defendants 521; before masters and official referees 512; total 2,265, to the council with the view of further considering the subject at an There was not a practising solicitor but knew that nothing stopped adjourned meeting of the society.

an action so often as the pleadings; and the resolt of their aboliMr. W. MELMOTII WALTERS understood that a meeting had been held by tiod would be that instead of 3,000 cases tried there would be more, nearly some of the members to consider the subject, and that they had agreed upon 15,000, but instead of the costs going into the pockets of the solicitors they this resolution to be proposed at this meeting, á copy of which had been sent would go into the pockets of the bar, and they would have notbing but applica. to him with a request that he would second it. He had very great pleasure tions for surprise, which would be one contingal source of annoyance and in so doing. He agreed with every word of it and bailed with satisfaction the vexation. The decision of the master or of the judge in chambers was to be adoption of the suggestion thrown out by the council in their last annual practically without appeal, and this was in the highest degree objectionable. Then the committee could not see bow ope person by the mere statement that he benefit of improvements with regard to litigation, and he felt in reading the had a cause of action against another should be entitled to discovery of docu. report that it was honestly framed on that fooring and that it ought to receive ments. He(Mr. Le Riche) should have thought that if there ever was a case where their best assistance in working it out on that basis. the suitor should be entitled to discovery it should be where he brings an action Mr. W. J. FRASER, C.C., supported the motion. He observed that it was against another. These gentlemen could pass over these matters as if they intended to deal with the subject in a very serious manner and that the were of no importance. They were really vital points to practising solicitors. opinions of the members should be beard with regard to it. He hoped there might With respect to the audierice of solicitors tbere was no doubt that it would be

be one or two members of the council on the committee, that it might have the for the benefit of the world at large if the distinction between barristers and

| benefit of the views of the council. solicitors were abolished, but it would not be well for the solicitors. At the

Mr. J. Moxon CLABON suggested that Mr. Crowder should read the list of present time three persons were paid for doing the work of one. It would, firms willing to serve on the committee of which he had spoken. perbaps, be well to improve the solicitors off the face of the earth; but let it

The PRESIDENT put it to tbe meeting whether the list should be read or not, be clearly understood that if the distinction between barristers and solicitors

and, on a show of hands, the proposition was negatived. were abolished, one-third of the profession would be starved out. If solicitors

Mr. T. H. DEVONSHIRE observed that if a committee was to be appointed to acted as barristers, barristers would act as solicitors, and the very last thing

consider this very grave and important subject it would be desirable to know they ooght to wish for was the fusion of the two branches. He did not think

whether the counoil had pledged themselves to the opinions that had been ese the resolution should be passed in its present stage without some remark with pressed in the paper which had been circulated. If they were merely suggesregrrd to the cardinal changes that were proposed, the abolition of discovery, tions to be reconsidered by the council after the result of the deliberations of the abolition of pleadings, and the absurd idea of giving the masters jurisdic- the proposed committee should be made known, well and good, but if the tion over the whole action, and also with regard to limiting appeals from

council already felt themselves pledged to any conclusions, and if the conclu. chambers.

sions of the committee should not be in harmony with the views of the Mr. G. B. GREGORY; M.P., was anxious to correct an impression by Mr. council, then he feared the society would find themselves in a position of somo Le Ricbe that these resolutions had been passed without deliberation or con- | difficulty. sideration. That, they all knew, was by no means the case. The matter had The PRESIDENT: Í endeavoured to state in my opening remarks that the been very fully considered by the council. The object of the meeting was not council were not unanimous in the conclusions at which they have arrived. We that the council should express their opinions bat that they might ascertain were fairly unanimous on the more important points but not on all of them, the opinions of the members, and he therefore would not prejudice the discug. but I also stated that I hoped this meeting would consider the matter unsion by offering any opinion. He only wished to point out that the report | fettered. was carefully considered by the council, and the recommendations which Mr. DEVONSHIRE observed that it would be an encouragement to the comwere before the meeting were adopted, not unanimously, but by a majority of mittee if they could feel that they were not placing themselves in opposition to of that body on the main issues that were submitted.

the council. Mr. PROUDFOOT was sorry to differ froin the opinion of the council. In The PRESIDENT: There may be difference of opinion, but no antagonism. 1879, 59,659 writs were issued. There could be no more conclusive evidence Mr. BROMLEY thought it a matter of regret that the council had considered of the effect of the issuing a writ to bring the matter to a close without ex the report without taking the members into their confidence. It seemed to pepse than the figures of the report which showed that out of 59,000 and odd him a most unfortunate thing to request the committee to act at all in the actions that were commenced, only 3,000 came to trial in a court of justice. matter. They had better let matters go on for a year or two. At present it As soon as the writ was issued, terms were made. If not; the statement of war ill-advised and ill-timed. The report was of a very tentative character. claim was delivered. He was not particularly partial to the statements of No evidence was called before the Legal Procedure Committee. Certain elaim of the present day, but look at 1852 when the declaration was as simple details seemed to have been laid before them, and the resolutions were put as possible, the writ was issued, an appearance was entered by the defendant, forward as general recommendations. Anyone reading the report, must see who gave a simple declaration. All be had to say was that he was never in. that it was at a very early stage of incubation. It said that information was debted or had paid the amount, or to put in some special plea, and in laid before the committee. What that information was he did not know-not thousands of cases the matter was settled. This was plainly shown by the a single witness was called. Unless this information were laid before the. fact that out of 60,000 writs that were issued in 1879, 2,265 cases only came proposed committee, they could not deal with the report as they would like to trial. What more could be required in the direction of simple and cheap to. He was very glad to hear that the council were not tied down by any law ? Then, with regard to the abolition of pleadings, how was it possible opinion expressed to the judges. the solicitor could know what course to pursue without them? It was ab- The PRESIDENT : I think I státed-or I ought to bave done so-that in solutely necessary to know what the plaintiff demanded and what the defence October the Lord Chancellor sent us a copy of that report simply-not rewas, and if it was put off until the action was tried co end of difficulty would questing our opinion or advice. We thought it our duty to consider it, and arise, and where clients would find themselves wben they came into that in order to keep the matter open, I wrote to the Lord Chancellor, asking if he position it would be impossible to say. He was surprised to find that this would receive our suggestions. Í had a very polite answer that he would be should have been agreed to by men who had been concerned in common law very willing, and so the matter rests. business. It was necessary to know what the plaintiff's case was, what the Mr. THOMAS PÂINE (vice-president) observed that one of the speakers had defence was, and then, as the judges always said, let them look at the record found fault with the council for not taking the members into their confidence and not travel out of the record. He was, certainly, ia laroor of a committee being before expressing an opinion. The council had found themselves on the horns appointed to be composed of men in active practice. To go to chambers under of a dilemma. It was obvious that there was no time to be lost in dealing the present state of affairs was a day's work. As to the masters telling them with the report, and they felt that if they did not give some expression of in a common law action what they were to do all the way through, that was their views it would very naturally be thrown into their teeth that they had an impossibility. He hoped that the committee would be at liberty to call in evaded the consideration of the matter, and had left it with the meeting. Under the evidence of experienced clerks who attended chambers, that they might these circumstances they came to the best conclusions they could. ascertain how the business was conducted.

Mr. C. FORD asked whether the report of the Legal Procedure Committee Mr. WALTERS explained that the council had not suggested that pleadings would be submitted to the Council of Judges. It had been wbispered about should be abolished. They had suggested originally that they should not be that it would not be considered by the judges, abolished. They had to consider the report of the Legal Procedure Com. | The PRESIDENT: I said at the opening of the meeting that in to-day's Times mittee, and the majority of the council took the view that recommendation it is stated that the rules have been referred to the Rule Committee of Judge. No. 1 did not amount to the abolition of pleadings. It was a mere question | Mr. E. KIMBER observed that it was clear that the council bad considered of terms. His own view was that it gave them practically wbat they wanted. the report, but it was equally clear, from their recommendations, that Tbe plaintiff had to give notice of what he relied on; and the defendant had they had not fully considered it. One of the recommendations of to give notice in reply.

the report of the Legal Procedure Committee was "no pleadings Mr. CROMPTON thonght that the judges were aiming at uniformity of should be allowed unless by order of a judge." This was a very practice in common law and chancery. It was a known fact that a great serious question, which had agitated the minds of ninety-nine out of a many of the rules under the Judicature Act had been modified by sub roles hundred of the members of the profession who had any active practice in by the judges of the Court of Chancery in their particular courts, and it had London. He would like to know what the council thought about it. Another been the practice of the Master of the Rolls never to allow a statement of was as follows:-"'The existing practice of requiring a separate suminons for claim in an ordinary administration suit, and to go direct into court upon an each separate matter shall be discontinued; and upon any summons by indorsement of the writ. If the rule was to be that there were to be bo pleadings either party, it shall be competent for the judge or master to make any order in the first instance, but that they were to go to a master and ask for which may seem just at the instance of the other party." The profession and pleadings in special actions, let them simply indorse their writ for an the public had not such confidence in these tribunals as to lead them to ordinary claim where there was no necessity for pleadings, and where there place such power in the hands of the master. It bad been was a complicated state of things let them go to the master and go through found that the tribunal of chief clerks worked satisfactorily, and the present course of pleadings. Then, again, where the master had power there was no reason at all why they, as a society, should not make to treat the whole matter in the first instance, he had not the slightest a recommendation to her Majesty's Government, that gentlemen chosen doubt that it would work out in practice much as the taking out a summons to occupy the position of masters should be selected from the solicitor for directions in an administration suit in chancery. He admitted that it as well as tbe barrister branch of the profession. Then again, "The mode would create a great deal of injustice, and hoped that if the principle were of trial shall be by a judge without a jury, but, on the summons for carried out common law chamber work would be much more like chancery directions, on the application of either party, an order shall be made that chamber work, especially if the rule were also carried ont that there should the cause be tried by a jury, if it shall appear that the questions involved can be a list of the cases set down to a particular master so that he might carry conveniently ba so tried." He could not understand how such an idea could his mind through the whole of the cases. If that were done, principals as well ever have entered the minds of the judges. Accordiog to the present law a as their clerks would be enabled to go before the master, the master would be suitor had the right to have his cause tried by a jury. Tbat was the rule in the prepared to give proper consideration to the cases, and a great deal of inter county court, and why should a different rule be established in the High locutory matter could be satisfactorily dealt with io chambers as was at present Court? The recommendation went on to say:-"Provided always, that in done in the Chancery Division. Solicitors wanted their clients to have the the following cases the right of either party to a trial by jury shali be absolute

NEW ORDERS, &c.

-libel, slander, seduction, false imprisonment, mulicious prosecution, breach of promise of marriage.” Did it not occur to them that there were other matters that could equally well be tried by jurymen ? Then there was the following recommendation of the council:- Any reduction of the scale shall not apply to the initial stages of an action; and in no case where the amount

THE COURT OF APPEAL AT LINCOLN'S INN. recovered is under £200 shall the fees of more than one counsel on either side

PAPERS FOR THE JUDGES. be allowed, unless the judge shall otherwise order." Had it ever occurred to them that there might be an intimate friendship between the judge and the

The necessary papers for the use of the judges on the hearing of senior counsel, and that without much consideration he might say, “Yes, both

appeals must be left with Mr. Davey (the first officer of the Master of counsel alike"? Had it not occurred that in the most paltry and trum pery

the Rolls), Lord Chancellor's private entrance, Lincoln's.inn, at least cases the attendance of counsel had been allowed ? Then there was another

one week before the appeal is likely to appear in the daily court paper. recommendation of the Legal Procedure Committee:- These recommenda The papers required are : Tiong sball extend to all business which is not assigned by the Judicature Acts Three copies of notice of appeal. to a division otber than the Queen's Bench Division ; and there shall be, as Three copies of order or judgment appealed from. far as practicable, a uniform system of procedure in all the divisione." How was Three copies of pleadings or other documents showing the nature of it that an extraordinary jurisdiction of The Queen's Bench Division should be con the appeal. tinually wrapped up in the greatest mystery and misaoderstanding? What did The above papers must be put together in three sets that is to say, they mean by it? He asked them to ask any judge upon any difficult point

one complete set for each judge. on the Crown practice as to whether he knew what the practice was or not, and be would candidly confess his ignorance. But ooght things to be left in

Court of Appeal, Lincoln’s-inn, November 21, 1881. this state of mystery? The solicitors were obliged to get their knowledge from

SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE. an officer of the court and not from booke. These recommendations were crude and ill-digested, and showed a want of consideration on the part of those

Taesday, the 13th day of September, 1881.

CHANCERY DIVISION. who were responsible for them.

The Lords Commissioners of her Majesty's Treasury, with the concurrence Mr. Crowder's motion was put to the meeting and carried, with the addition

of the Lord Chancellor, do hereby, in the exercise of the powers for this pur. of tbe words, “That it be an instruction to the committee to apply to the

pose conferred upon them by the “Courts of Justice (Salaries and Funds) secretaries of the provincial law societies to suggest the names of country

Act, 1869," and of all other powers enabling them in ibis behalf, determine members willing to serve on tbe committee."

and order as follows:Mr. CROWDER, after premising that the list of those to serve on the com. 1. From and after the date bereof, the existing and all future clerks in the mittee had not been prepared with the object of thrusting it upon the meet. several offices and departments of the Chancery Division of the High Court of ing, but simply because representatives of the firms therein named were present Jusrise specified in the schedule hereto shall be classified respectively as first at a meeting which had been held for the purpose of arranging the course to class, second class, and third class olerks. be pursued, read the list, whicb, after several additions had been made to it, 2. There shall be paid to the said existing clerks the yearly salaries specified stond as follows :

in the said schedule with the annual increments therein mentioned, and to all Messrs. Bell, Broderick, & Gray, 9, Bow Church-yard ; Mr. Bromley,

future clerks the yearly salaries following; that is to say, to first-class clerks, 43, Bedford-row; Messrs. Bolton, Robine, & Busk, 45, Lincoln's-inn the sum of £500, rising by annual increments of £20 to £600; to second-class fields; Messrs. Crowder, Anstie, & Vizard, 55, Lincoln's-inn-fields; clerks, the sum of £250, rising by annual increments of £15 to £400; and Mr. G. S. Gibb, 3, Fenchurch-avenue; Messrs. Shum & Crossman, to third-class clerks, the sum of £100, rising by annual increments of $10 to 16, Theobald's-road, Gray's-inn ; Messrs. Ashurst, Morris, Crisp, & Co., $200. 6, Old Jewry, E.C. ; Mr. V. I. Chamberlain, 48, Finsbuiry-square; Mr. 3. The said existing and all future clerks in the Chancery Division shall be T. H. Deroosbire, 1, Frederick-place ; Mr. C. Ford, 10, Wellington-street, | interchangeable and liable to be transferred to and perform the duties of any Strand ; Mr. W. J. Fraser, 2, Sobo-equare ; Messrs. Chester, Maybew, Broome, office or department in the said division. & Griffithes, 11, Staple-ion; Messrs. Torr, Janeway, Torr, & Gribble, 38,

4. There shall be employed in the chambers of each judge of the Chancery Bedford-row; Messrs. Surr, Gribble, & Bunton, 12, Abchurch.lane;

Division to whom for the time being a chamber staff may be attached, such Mr. E. Kimber, 22, Queen-street, Cheapside : Messrs. Coode, Kingdon, & chief clerks and other clerks as may from time to time be necessary, not ex. Cotton, 34, Bedford-row ; Messrs. Munton & Morris, 3, Lambeth-hill, Queen | ceeding three chief clerks, six first-class clerks, six second-class clerks, and Victoria-street; Messrs. Iliffe, Russell, Iliffe, & Cardale, 2, Bedford

three third-class clerks. row; Messrs. Field, Ros'oe, Field, Francis, & Oebaldeston, 36, Lincoln's-inn.

| 5. Upon the occurrence of a vacancy in any of tho clerkships specified fields ; Messrs. Sbarpe & Parker, 41, Bedford-row ; Messrs. Sole, Turner, & in the said schedule, the staff of the office or department in which the vacancy Koight, 68, Aldermanbury ; Messrs. Young, Jones, Roberts, & Hale, 2, St. | occors may be re-adjusted, and the numbers of the clerks therein reduced or Mildred's-court, Poultry ; Megsre. Winter & Co., 16, Bedford-row; Messrs.

their duties altered accordingly in such manner as the Treasury, with the con. Hanbury, Hutton, & Whitting, 62, New Broad-street ; Messrs. Mullens & currence of the Lord Chancellor, may determine. Bosanquet, 11, Queen Victoria-street ; Messrs. Robinson, Preston, & Stone, 35, 6. Unless under special circumstances the Lord Chancellor sball otherwise Lincola's-inn-fields ; Mr. R. H. Milward, 40, Chancery-lane; Messrs. Witall direct, a second or third class clerk sball not be promoted to a higher class & Compton, 19, Great George-street.

until the acting head of the office or department in wbich such clerk shall, for Mr. Roberts suggested that some country firms should be placed on the

the time being, be employed has certified in writiog to the Lord Chancellor committee, as there were a great many points in the report which affected the

that such clerk has discharged his duties in a satisfactory manner in every country solicitor, and tbere were certain matters on which country practitioners

respect, and that he is fully qualified for promotion. could give better information than the London members of the profession.

ARTHUR D. HAYTER. They could tell them that to assimilate the question of costs would be a most

CHARLES C. COTES. retrograde step. It would mean that the plaintiff or defendant would them

I concur in the above order, selves have to pay the costs of an action, as was the case in county court

SELBORNE, C. actions, which many solicitors would not undertake upon the county court

[The schedule contains the names of present officers and the amount of their scale.

salaries.] Mr. FRASER remarked that the committee had power to add to their

COUNTY COURTS. number.

I, the Right Honourable Roundell, Baron Selborne, Lord High Chancellor Mr. ELDERTON hoped that some gentlemen accustomed to county court of Great Britain, do, under the powers vested in me by the County Coort practice would be placed on the committee.

Roles, 1875, hereby order that the offices of the county courts may be Mr. RUBENSTEIN proposed that the members of the council should be ex closed on the 23rd, 24tb, 26th, and 27th days of December, 1881. officio members of the committee.

Given under my hand, this 1st day of November, 1881. SELBORNE, O. Mr. F. K, MUNTON moved, “That it be an instruction to the committee to apply to the secretaries of the several provincial law societies to suggest the names of country members who will be willing to attend the committee."

It appears from the Indian newspapers that a reduction is proposed in the Mr. LE RICHE seconded the motion,

salaries of the judges of the Calcutta High Court. Sir Richard Garth has pro. The motion was put and carried.

tested against it on the ground that it is adjust to the people of Bengal, inas. On the motion of Mr. FRASER, Mr. Grinbam Keen, Mr. W. Melmotb

much as the sum paid by them in the shape of court fees not only covers tbe Walters, Mr. R. Pennington, and Mr. J. Ellerton, members of the council, were

cost of their own judicial machinery, but leaves a large surplus to go towards

making up the deficit under this head in the other presidencies. added to the list.

In 1879, tbe The list, as read by Mr. Crowder, with the additions referred to, was then

surplus was thirty lace of rupees, while in 1880 it was considerably in excess put and carried.

| of that sum.

A curious case, says the Chicago Legal News, bas just been decided in the Mr. FRASER : I presume the committee will have the use of a room in the

Californian courte. Nicholas Sepulveda and Francisco Salazar were jointly iQbuilding ?

dicted for the crime of grand larceny, and tried together in the Santa Clara The PRESIDENT : We shall give every possible facility for their meetings. County Court. The jury rendered a verdict in these words : “ We, the jury, Mr. RUBENSTEIN moved tbat the adjourned meeting be held in the evening. find the defendences guilty as charged in the inditisment.” The clerk, in re. They were all pressed for time, and it was very inconvenient for many cording the verdict, corrected orthography, and wrote the word defendant for solicitors to attend during the busiest hours of the day.

defendences. Upon appeal to the Supreme Court by Sepulveda, it was deter. The meeting was at this time breaking up, and the motion was not put. mined that the record of the clerk must be taken as the verdict rendered.

A vote of thanks to the President, proposed by Mr, Munton, terminated And as there were two defendants on trial, a verdict finding the defendant the proceedings,

guilty, without specifying which of the two defendauts, was void for uncertainty.

LEGAL APPOINTMENTS.

CREDITORS' CLAIMS.

Mr. NAPOLEON FREDERICK ARGLES, solicitor (of the firm of Argles &

CREDITORS UNDER 22 & 23 VICT. CAP. 25. Argles), of 85, Gracechurob-street, has been appointed & Commissioner to

LAST DAY OF CLAIM. administer Oaths in the Sapreme Court of Judicature.

Adams, WILLIAM, Totnes, Devon, Professor of Music. Dec 1. Windeatt and Windeatt,

Totnes Mr. THOMAS RICHARDSON KEMP, Q.C., and Mr. WILLIAM MICHAEL, Q.O.,

BINDLOSS, Ann, Eccles, nr Manchester. Jan 9. Wood and Williamson, Manchester have been eleoted Benobers of the Middle Temple.

BLINSTON, JOHN, Statham within Lymm, Chester, Gent. Dec 25. Ridgway and LORD HRASER has been appointed Lord Ordinary in Exchequer Cases in Worsley, Warrington Sootland in succession to the late Lord Churohill,

BOARD, OLIVER, Weston super Mare, Plumber. Dec 1. Smith, Weston super Mare

BROWN, JOSEPH, Woolton, nr Liverpool, Gardener. Nov 22. Lynch and Teebay, Liver. Mr. NATHANIEL BAKER, barrister, bas been appointed Secretary to the

pool Royal Commission on Fever and Smallpox Hospitals in the Metropolis. Mr. | CATICART, FRANCES LOUISA, Maidenhead, Berks. Dec 15. Poole and Co, Chancery lane Baker was called to the bar at the Ioner Temple in Trinity Term, 1867. He

CLEWER, GEORGE, Harpley, Worcestershire, Yeoman. Jan 1. Cave, Bromyard

CRAMPTON, ROBERT, Caistor, Lincoln, Yeoman. Nov 14. Smith and Cousans, Caistor practises on the Oxford Circuit and at the Gloucestershire and Worcester

CROSLAND, SAM, Farnley, Leeds, Woollen Manufacturer. Dec 24. Rider, Leeds sbire Sessions. In 1875 he was secretary to the Royal Commission on the DARWIN, ÉRASMUS Alvey, Queen Anne st, Cavendish sq, Esq. Dec 8. Paterson and Vaccination Acte, and last year was gecretary to the Commission of Inquiry

Co, Lincoln's inn fields

DAVIES, DAVID REYNOLDS, Agden Hall, nr Lymm, Chester, Merchant. Jan 1. Earle into Corrapt Praotices in the Borough of Boston.

and Co, Manchester Mr. John POSTLETHWAITE CARTWRIGHT, solicitor, of Chester, has been EARLE, MARY, Spring Bank, Kingston upon Hull. Dec 24. Thorney, Hull elected Sheriff of tbat city for the ensuing year. Mr. Cartwright was

FLETCHER, MARGARET, Prescot, Lancaster. Decl. Cross, Prescot admitted a solicitor in 1861.

GOWING, JAMES JOSEPH WARDEN, Lowestoft, Suffolk, Merchant. Dec 31, Reeve,

Lowestoft Mr. CHARLES TANNER KINGDON ROBERTS, solicitor, of Exeter and Bud. Kilby, EMMA, Rearsby, Leicester. Dec 24. Kirby and Woodcock, Leicester leigb, has been appointed Uoder-Sheriff of the city of Exeter for the ensuing

MATHEWS, ANN ELIZA, Ripon rd, Plumstead. Dec 31. Rogers, Basinghall st year. Mr. Roberts is the son of Mr. Edward Hunt Roberts, solicitor. He

MAUGHAN, Rev JOSEPk, Leeds. Dec 24. Rider, Leeds

MEYER, AUGUSTUS FREDERICK CHRISTIAN, Cockspur st, Charing Cross. Dec 20. Jackson was admitted in 1872, and is in partnership with his father.

and Wright, Lincoln's inn fields Mr. JOHN HEARFIELD, solicitor and notary, of Hall, has been appointed Odams, JAMES, Fenchurch st, Merchant. Dec 31. Gee, Bishop's Stortford

ODY. ROBERT HENRY, Strand, Truss Manufacturer. Dec 20. Denton and Co Under-Sheriff of the Town and County of the Town of Kingston-upon-Hull

inn sg for the enguing year. Mr. Hearfield was admitted a solioitor in 1859. . OWEN, JOSEPH, High st, Poplar, Grocer. Dec 31. Marsh, Fen ct

Mr. Joan TATLOCK, solicitor, of Chester, has been appointed Under-Sheriff, PERRY, ROBERT, Debden, Essex. Dec 31. Gee, Bishop's Stortford and Mr. WILLIAM Thomas HAMLIN (of the firm of Hamlin & Grammer),

PICKLBS, SARAH ELIZABETI, Dewsbury, York, Nov 19.Stapleton, Dewsbury

PLUMMER, WILLIAM, Shaw, Wilts, Farmer. Dec 12. Townsend solicitor, of 7 and 3, Staple-ind, London, W.O., Deputy, of the City of Chester

QUINN, THOMAS PETER, Walton, nr Liverpool. Dec 5. Evans and Co for the ensuing year.

RUSSELL, WILLIAM NATHANIEL, Bedale, York, Retired Captain. Jan 1. How, Shrews.

bury
TAYLOR, JOHN DOBBDE, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, Solicitor. Dec 31. Gee, Bishop's

Stortford
WAITES, WILLIAM, Pontefract, York. Dec 24. Foster and Raper, Pontefract

Wood, HANNAI, Hove, Brighton. Dec 13. Winter, Broomfield
COMPANIES.

[Gazette, Nov. 8.1 ALDERSON, HARRIETT, Ashbourne, Derby. March 2. Alderson and Co, Eckington

BELL, ANN PHILADELPHIA, Highbury grange, Highbury. Dec 20. Gregson, Angel ct, WINDING-UP NOTICES.

Throgmorton st

CHAMLEY, THOMAS REGINALD, Grove pl, Brompton, Esq. Jan 10. Wrentnore,
JOINT STOCK COMPANIES.

Chancery lane
LIMITED IN CHANCERY.

CRISP, MARIA, Cambridge. Feb 18. Eadens and Knowles, Cambridge Astos STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LIMITED.-Chitty, J., has fixed Nov 28, at 11, at his DAVIES, GEORGE, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Dec 7. Stewart, Newcastle-upon-Tyne chambers, for the appointment of an official liquidator

DAWBARN, WILLIAM, Elmswood, nr Liverpool, Merchant. Dec 31. “Jones and Co, FOREIGN PROVISIOX, WINE, AND SPIRIT TRADING AssoCIATION, LIMITED.-Petition for Liverpool winding up, presented Nov 14, directed to be heard before Chitty, J., on Nov 26. DODD, ÅBNRY, City Wharf, Hoxton, Contractor. Feb 1. Darvill and Co, New Windsor MacColla, Cheapside, solicitor for the petitioner

GARRARD, ROBERT, Panton st, Haymarket. Dec 19. Garrard and Co, Suffolk st, Pall HaxD'S AFTERNOOX TEA COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made by Chitty, J., dated Mall East Nov 6, it was ordered that the company be wound up. Ellis, Bedford row, solicitor HARRISON, JOHN, Bath, Esq. Dec 19. Wilde and Co, College hill for the petitioners

HOWELL, JAMES CHAMBERS, Warburton House, Hackney. Jan 31. Anstie, Lincoln's METROPOLITAN PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, presented Nov inn fields 15, directed to be heard before Chitty, J., on Nov 26. Mackreth, New Broad st, Jones, RICHARD, Yate, Gloucester, Master of Union Workhouse. Dec 21. Trenfield,

solicitor for the petitioner
NORTHERN COUNTIES BANK, LIMITED.-Creditors are required, on or before Dec 20, JORDAN, CHARLES, Ward st, Lambeth. Nov 30. Furber, Gray's inn square

send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to LAWES, JOAN, Trowbridge, Wilts, Loensed Victualler. Dec 31. Mann and Rodway, Edmand Nichols. Westgate rd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Thursday, Jan 12, at 12,

Trowbridge appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims

Lomas, THOMAS, Higher Broughton, Lancaster, Banker. Dec 31, Smith and Co, Man. RICHARDS AXD Co., LIMITED,-Creditors are requested, on or before Dec 6, to send their chester Dames and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Frederic George MILLWARD, John, Balsall Heath, Worcester, Retired Law Clerk. Dec 17. Bloxham Painter, 2, Moorgate st bldgs. Tuesday, Dec 20, at 11, is appointed for hearing and and Son, Birmingham adjudicating upon the debts and claims

PARKER, GEORGE LLOYD, Bath, Gent. Dec 31. Stone, Bath

[Gazette, Nov. 18.] PAUL, JAMES, Wellington, New Zealand, Gent. Dec 10. Surman and Co, Lincoln's inn ABTS' PROMOTION SOCIETY, LIMITED.-Kay, J., has, by an order dated Oct 4, fields appointed Mr. Samuel James Boyce, 46, Queen Victoria st, to be official liquidator. RICHARDSON, WILLIAM NOBLE, South Shields, Grocer. Dec 5. Bird, Newcastle-upon. Creditors are required, on or before Dec 10, to send their names and addresses, and the Tyne particulars of their debts or claims to the above. Jan 16 at 11 is appointed for ROE, SEMPRONIUS WILLIAM, Henrietta st, Brunswick sq, Attorney's Clerk. Dec 20. adjudicating upon the debts and claims.

Redpath and Holdsworth, Bush lane CADITT SILICA FIRE BRICK COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, presented SAGE, CHARLES FREDERICK, Clifton, Bristol, Esq. Jan 1. Osborne and Co, Bristol

Nov 19, directed to be heard before Hall. V.C., on Dec 2. Warry and Co, Lincoln's SKIRVING, GEORGE, Wednesbury, Stafford, Surgeon, Dec 18. Seaman, Wednesbury inn-fields, agents for Burges and Co, Bristol, solicitors for the petitioners

SPOONER, CHARLES, Girdler's rd, Hammersmith. Dec 31. Trinders and Curtis. CTYDERLAND STEAM CULTIVATION COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, pre. Hayward, St Helen's place sented Nov 18, directed to be heard before Chitty, J., on Dec 3. Speechley and Co, THWAITES, JOHN, North Row Covent Garden Market. Dec 23. Withall and Co, Great New-inn, solicitors for the petitioners

George st, Westminster FOREIGN PROVISION, WINE, AND SPIRIT TRADING ASSOCIATION, LIMITED.-Petition for TooGOOD, FREDERICK BARUCI, The Boltons, West Brompton. Dec 31. Eldridge, winding up, presented Nov 19, directed to be heard before Chitty, J., on Dec 3. Parliament st Crook, Fenchurch st, solicitor for the petitioner

WILKINSON, ALFRED, Great Cumberland pl, Bryanston sq, Lodging House Keeper, GAEWEKN SLATE QUARRY COMPANY, LIMITED.-The creditors are required, on or Dec 20. Mann, Essex st, Strand

| Gazette, Nov 11.] before Dec 13, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts BENCE, HENRY ALEXANDER STARKIB, Thorington, Suffolk, Esq. Dec 31. Reeve, or claims, to Lewis Williams, Dolgelly. Tuesday, Jan 10 at 12 is appointed for hearing Lowestoft and adjudicating upon the debts or claims.

CHAMBERLAIN, EMMELINE MARY, Hammersmith rd. Dec 31. Spaull, Verulam bldgs, TIIU FREEHOLD FARM AND EMIGRATION UNION, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, Gray's inn presented Nov 18, directed to be heard before Hall, V.C., on Dec 2. Labrow, Finsbury Cowan, MART, Little Leigh, Chester. Dec 31. Davies and Co, Warrington pavement, solicitor for the petitioner.

COWELL, JOIN, Blackpool, Lancaster, Gent. Dec 10. Challinor, Manchester UNLIMITED IN CHANCERY.

DOWNER, HARRIET, Watford, Hertford. Dec 17. Thompson and Debenhams, St Alban's HILL RECHABITE SA FINGS FUND AND EQUITABLE LOAN SOCIETY.-Petition for winding HAUPTMANN, RENATUS, Birstall, York, Ironmonger. Feb 1. Butler and Middlebrook,

up, presented Nov 17, directed to be heard before Chitty, J., on Nov 26. Collyer Leeds
Bristow and Co, Bedford row, agents for Leak and Co, Kingston-upon-Hull, solicitors HUTCHINSOX, DOROTHY, Harrogate, York. Dec 28. Powell, Harrogate
for the petitioner

CARYSFORT, AUGUSTA MARIA, Countess of, Grosvenor gdns. Dec 15. Frere and Co, [Gazette, Nov 18.)

Lincoln's inn fields TWDICATE OF THE MINING PROPERTY PLACER AURIYERO GENERAL ALVAREZ.-Peti Mason, Sir JOSIAH, Erdington, Warwick, Knight. Dec 31. Johnson and Co, Birmingtion for winding up, presented Nov 21, directed to be heard before Fry, J., on Friday, ham Dec 2, Edwards and Son, Cloak lane, solicitor for the petitioner:

| PORTER, WILLIAM, Belfast, Ireland. Dec 6. Flux and Co, East India avenue

Gazette, Nov. 22.] ROBERTS, JOHN, Gresford, Denbigh, Gent, Jan 1. Smith and Son, Liverpool FRIENDLY SOCIETIES DISSOLVED.

ROBERTS, WILLIAM, Banstead, Surrey. Dec 6. Flux and Co, East India avenue Danz UNION FRIENDLY SOCIETY, Schoolroom, Abbey Dore, Hereford. Nov 15

SANDERSON, JANE, Burnshield Haugh, Blanchland, Northumberland. Dec 31. Batey,

Hexham [Gazette, Nov. 18.]

STEVENSOX, WILLIAM, Moss Side, Manchester, Packer. Dec 31. Farrar and Hall, Man

chester
TURNER, JOSEPI, Aston, York. Mar 2. Alderson and Co, Eckington

WOLFE, JOIN LEWIS, Lower Kennington lane, Esq. Dec 15. Wilde and Co, College Hill PEITECT DAYLIGIT.-Chappuis' Reflectors supersede gas in daytime, and improve

[Gazette, Nov 15.] natural daylight. They can be adapted to any window, fanlight, skylight, area-light, ARMITSTEAD, MARY, Stainforth, Giggleswick, York. Dec 29. Hartley, Settle ker, wherever natural light is impeded owing to the bad construction of premises, or thé BABRES, SUSANNA ÞES, Broughton rd, Ealing. Jan 10. Mackenzie, Delahay st, Westproximity of walls or buildings. They will be found to promote health, comfort, and minster sconomy. They can also be used as screens or blinds, and at the same time they act as CATTERMOLE, WILLIAM, Great Yarmouth, Licensed Victualler. Jan 20. Wiltshire, Great daylight diffusers. More than 30,000 are in use in London alone. For prospectuses, Yarmouth Address two stamps to (S. J.) Chappuis, patentee and manufacturer, 69, Fleet-street. Cowan, JAMES Moffat, Upper Norwood, Surrey, M.D. Dec 31, Goodhart and Medcalf, ADTE.]

Great George st, Westminster

ding up, presenroad StJo Chipping, sales, Waridge; Wilt

LONDON GAZETTES.

King

DALE, WILLIAM, Huddersfield, York, Retired Lead Merchant. Dec 31. Haigh and Son,
Huddersfield

SALE OF ENSUING WEEK.
Elvy, THOMAS, Stodmarsh, Kent, Farmer, Dec 24. Plummer and Fielding, Canterbury Nov. 30.-Meger8. DRIVER & Co., at the Mart, at 2 p.m., Policies of Assurance
Evans, JOHN. Porson st. Battersea, Gent. Dec 28. Bolton and Co, Lincoln's inn fields

&. (see advertisement, this week, p. 3),
FISHER, GOODRICKE ARMSTRONG, Dover, Lieutenant General. Jan 15. Lewis, Dover
GREEN, Johy, Liverpool, Coffee Roaster. Dec 31. Harvey and Co, Liverpool
Johnson, John, Seghill, Northumberland, retired Colliery Overman, Dec 10, Mac-

donald, Newcastle upon Tyne
LONGFORD, JOSEPI, Stroud, Gloucester, Retired Baker. March 25. Fisher, Stroud
MAHAFFY, EDWARD, Maidenhead, Berks, Esq, M.D. Jan 15. Brooks and Co, Godliman

st, Doctors' commons
MERRETT, WILLIAM GWILLIM, Beckford, Gloucester, Surgeon. San 5. Gole, Lime st
MORTON, ROBERT, Woodford, Essex, Gent. Dec 31. Swepstone, Lime st

Bankrupts.
PALMER, THOMAS, Birmingham, Gent. Feb 11. Taylor, Colmore row, Birmingham
PARKER, Right Hon Joun, Onslow sq, South Kensington. Dec 31. Young and Co,

FRIDAY, Nov 18, 1881,
Essex st, Strand

Under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869.
PARKINSON, JAMES Hicks, Carlisle, Cumberland, Esq. Jan 5. Gole, Lime st
SARJEANT, JOIN, Stratford upon Avon, Gent. Dec 31. Slatter and Co, Stratford upon

Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar.
Avon

To Surrender in London.
SEATON, LEILA, Alexander sq, Brompton. Dec 31. Davis, Cork st
STANLEY, Very Rev ARTHUR PENRHYN, D.D., Dean of Westminster, Dec 15. Tathams

Boutland, Henry, Barge yard, Queen Victoria st, Bonded Carman. Pet Nov 15

Murray. Dec 2 at 11.30 and Pym, Frederick's pl, Old Jewry

Bower, Alfred, Union ct, Old Broad st, Paper Merchant. Pet Nov 15. Murray. Dec 2 SUTTON, JOSEPH, Penge, Surrey, Gent. Jan 11. Vandercom and Co. Bush lane, Cannon st

at 12 TURTLE, SARAH, Grecian terrace, Lincoln. Jan 20. Potter and Sandford, King st,

Brown, David, Southwark st, Borough. Pet Nov 15, Murray. Dec 2 at 11 Cheapside

Firminger, James Thomas, Mincing lane, Indigo Merchant. Pet Nov 15. Murray. WAINWRIGHT, SAMUEL, Dewsbury, York, Jan 2. Chadwick and Sons, Dewsbury

Nov 29 at 12 WHITE, ARTHUR HENRY, Essex rd, Islington, Dec 31. Harrison, Chancery lane

Hayman, John, East st, Cambridge rd, Wholesale Boot Manufacturer. Pet Nov 15. WALKER, Sir EDWARD WALTER, Bushey, Herts, a General in Her Majesty's Army, K.O.B.

Murray. Nov 29 at 11.30
Dec 31. Minet and Co, New Broad st
WALKER, THOMAS, Nottingham, Maltster. Dec 20. Watson and Co, Nottingham

To Surrender in the Country.
WALLER, ELIZABETH, Richmond, Surrey. Dec 31. Burn, Bell yard, Doctors' Commons Armstrong, Patrick, and Isaac Worthington, Manchester, Slate and Tile Merchants.
WREFORD, Joux REYNELL, Dorset sq. Dec 15. Johnsons and Co, Austin Friars

Pet Nov 14. Lister. Manchester, Dec 5 at 12
[Gazette, Nov. 18.] Cohen, Herbert Coleman, Birmingham, General Merchant. Pet Nov 14, Cole.

Birmingham, Dec 1 at 2
Fletcher, John Charles, Ipswich, Provision Merchant. Pet Nov 16. Grimsey.

Ipswich, Noy 29 at 12
COURT PAPERS.

Wcate, Reuben, jun, Wheaton Aston, Stafford, Draper, Pet Nov 15. Sanders.

Wolverhampton, Dec 2 at 12
SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE,

TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 1981,
RotĄ OF REGISTRARS IN ATTENDANCE ON

Under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869.
Date.
COURT OF Y. C. Bacon.

Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar.

y.C. HALL. APPEAL.

To Surrender in London. Monday, Nov.....

Mr. Cobby Mr. Meriyale Mr. Clowes Bill, A H , Gt Cumberland pl, late of H.M. 4th Regt Foot. Pet Nov 10. Hazlitt. Tuesday ..........

Jackson

Koe

Dec 2 at 12
Wednesday.......!

Cobby
Merivalo Clowes

Boursier, Leopold, Catherine st, Strand, Theatrical Armourer. Pet Nov 18. Murray.

Dec 9 at 11
Thursday, Dec...

Jackson
King

Koe

Draper, Thomas, Love lane, Eastcheap, Mercantile Clerk. Pet Aug 16. Brougham. Friday ....

Cobby
Merivale

Clowes

Dec 6 at 11
Saturday.............

Jackson
King

Кое

Mitchell, Henry, Bethnal Green rd, Draper. Pet Nov 17. Hazlitt. Dec 7 at 11 Mr. Justice Mr. Justice

Mr. Justice

Sinclair, David, Barnwell rd, Brixton, Traveller. Pet Nov 18, Pepys. Dec 7 at 11.30
FRY.
KAY.

CHITTY.

Wells, Dudley, Upper Tulse Hill, Surrey. Pet Nov 18. Pepys. Dec 7 at 12 Monday, Nov........ Nr. Pemberton Mr. Teesdale Mr. Latham

To Surrender in the Country.
Tuesday ......

Ward
Farrer

Leach
Wednesday...............

Pemberton Teesdale

Latham

Dean, Richard, Sundon, Stafford, Farmer. Pet Nov 18. Spilsbury. Stafford, Dec 6

at 11 Thursday, Dec....

Ward
Farrer

Leach

Fidler, Thomas, Barnsley, Brick Manufacturer. Pet Nov 17. Bury, Barnsley, Dec 5 Friday ................ 3 Pemberton Teesdale Latham

at 11 Saturday................ 3 Ward

Farrer

Leach Moore, Samuel D , Plymouth, Baker. Pet Nov 19. Gidley. East Stonehouse, Dec

7 at 12
Thompson, John, Bridlington Qaay, York, Seed Crusher, Pet Nov 19. Woodall.

Scarborough, Dec 5 at 11
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.

BANKRUPTCIES ANNULLED.
BIRTHS.

TUESDAY, Nov. 22, 1881. COLENSO.-Nov. 19, at The Close, Norwich, the wife of Francis Ernest Colonso, Jeffryes, Robert, Ormskirk, Lancaster, Cattle Salesman. Nov 18 barrister-at-law, of a sop.

Jubber, Albert Ward, Garrog, nr Corwen, Merioneth, no occupation. Nov 17 LAWRENCE -Nov. 18, at 21, Berners-street, W., the wife of Frank T. Lawrence, of Lincoln's-inn, barrister-at-law, of a daughter.

Liquidations by Arrangement. O'BRIEN.-Nov. 14, at 38, Upper Leeson-street, Dublin, the wife of Alfred

FIRST MEETINGS OF CREDITORS.
O'Brien, barrister-at-law, of a daughter, prematurely.

Friday, Nov. 18, 1881.
PHILPOT.-Nov. 13, at Charmouth, Dorsetshire, the wife of Robert Philpot, of 37,
St. James's-square, Notting-hill, barrister-at-law, prematurely, of a son, who

Allen, Arthur Barrow, Ellesmere, Salop, Solicitor. Dec 1 at 11 at offices of Cartwright,

White Friars, Chester survived his birth only a few hours.

Anderson, Thomas, Arthington, York, Farmer. Dec 1 at 2 at offices of Middleton and ROBERTS.Nov. 15, at Hilperton, Rivercourt-road, the wife of Edward P. Sons, Calyerley chmbrs, Victoria sq, Leeds Roberts, solicitor, of a son.

Armstrong, John, Lowton, Farmer. "Dec 5 at 11 at offices of France, Churchgate, STREBTEN.-Nov. 21 at 9, Eaton-rise, Ealing, th, wife of George A. Streeten, Wigan bar rister-at-law, of a son.

Barden, James, Barnsley, York, Tailor. Dec 2 at 12 at offices of Dibb and Co, Regent st. DEATHS.

Barnsley

Barrett, William, and Samuel Barrett, Shipley, York, Buildery. Nov 30 at 11 at Talbot BREWER.-Nov. 6, at Clapham, John Brewer, member of the firm of Norton,

Hotel, Kirkgate, Bradford. Mcrgan and Morgan, Bradford Rose, Norton, & Brewer, of 6, Victoria-street, Westminster Abbey, solicitor,

Barritt,' William, Ordnance ter, Barking rd, Cheesemonger. Nov 29 at 4 at offices of aged 59.

Wetherfield, Gresham bldge, Guldhall TYNDALL.-Nov. 20, at 55, Beaumont-street, Cavendish-equare, Charles Mahon Barnes, Hannah, Gloucester, Innkeeper. Nov 26 at 12 at Bell chmbrs, 'Bell lane, Tyndall, barrister-at-law, of Leytop, Essex.

Gloucester. Abell WILDB.-Nov. 10, 1880, at the Aubrey-road, William Wilde, Senior Bencher

Batchelor, John, Aldgate High st, Provision Merchant. Dec 7 at 2 at offices of Lea, Old

Jewry chmbrs, Old Jewry of Gray's-ino, and late Chief Justice of St. Helena, aged 82.

Bennett, John Wing, Birmingham, Timber and Slate Merchant. Nov 30 at 3 at offices

of Jaques, Temple row, Birmingham

Berry, Martin William, Chatham, Kent, Smith. Dec 5 at 11 at offices of Norman, High The Rio Tinto Company (Limited) announce the redemption of their 5 per

st, Chatham

er Beynon, Isaac, Narberth, Pembroke, Grocer. Nov 26 at 11 at offices of Lascelles, Nar. Cent. (Spanish Coupon) Bonds on the 1st of January next. They are prepared berth to commence the payment on the 22nd of December.

Bott, Thomas, Wigan, Lancaster, Marine Store Dealer. Dec 3 at 11 at the Clarence At the Stock and Share Auction Company's sale, held on Friday at their

Hotel. Wallgate, Wigan. Stuart, Wigan

Booth, Sarah, Hopwood, Heywood, Lancaster, Farmer. Nov 30 at 11 at offices of Banks, sale-room, Crown-court-buildings, Old Broad-street, the following were

York st, Heywood amongst the prices obtained :-Date Coffee Company, £1 shares fully paid, Coates, Benjamin, Wheatley, Otley, York, Woollen Merchant. Dec 1 at 3 at offices of £2 2s. 6d. ; Indian Consolidated Gold £1 shares, 59. paid, 28. 9d.; Preston * Carr, Albion st, Leeds Trams, £10 shares fully paid, 40s, ; Oriental Telephone £1 shares, 10.. paid,

Coate, Thomas Henry, Southsea, Hants, Tobacconist. Nov 29 at 3 at 90, St Georges sq,

Portsea. Bramsdon, Portsea 9s. ; Norwood (Middlesex) Waterworks £5 sbares, £3 103. ; Hingston Downs Cooper, James. Over Darwen. Lancaster. Draper. Dec 2 at 11 at

Cooper, James, Over Darwen, Lancaster, Draper. Dec 2 at 11 at offices of Broadbent, Consols Mines £1 shares, 138, paid, 238. 9d.; Gas Purification and Bridge st, Over Darwen Chemical Company £5 shares, £3 paid, 208.; and other miscellaneous

Cox, Harry, Woodstock, Oxford, Grocer, Dec 6 at 2 at the Creditors' Association, Arthur

st East, London bridge. May and Co, Adelaide pl, London bridge securities were dealt in at market prices. On Tuesday, the following were

Cubitt, Benjamin, New Oxford st, Tailor. Nov 30 at 3 at 145, Cheapside. Butcher, amongst the prices obtained :-Grog winion Lead Mines £2 shares, fully paid, Cheapside 17s. 6d. ; Norwey Copper Mines £1 per cent. Preference Shares, 103. paid, Dickeson, William, Chatham, Kent, Grocer. Dec 7 at 3 at the Bull Hotel, Rochester.

Wood and Co, Chatham 6s. to 108. ; Sovereign Life Assurance £10 shares, £3 5s. paid, 30s.; Gold Hill

Dixon, William, Barnsley, York, Draper. Dec 1 at 12 at offices of Senior, Regent st, Mines £1 shares, fully paid, 138.; Silver Hill Mining £1 shares, 103. paid, Barnsley 11s. ; Rio Tinto Shares to Bearer, £10 each, 28} ; Confederate Dollar Bonds, Fley, William, jun, Omey March, Adbaston, Stafford, Farmer. Dec 7 at 1 at Royal

Hotel, Crewe. Dempster, Eccleshall 2dols. per cent. ; East Wheal Rose, 58. paid, par ; and other miscellaneous

Eaull, Joseph, Morriston, nr Swansea, Ironmonger. Dec 1 at 2 at offices of Davies and shares fetched fair prices.

Isaac, Rutland st, Swansea

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