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Baexeb, William Bromhy, Thelum, Bengal, East Indies, Captain 10th Hussars. Oct

1. Deano and Co, South sq, Gray's inn Basses, William, Birmingham, Brassfounder. Sept 20. Williams, Birmingham Bbowb, Mabgabit, Newcastle upon Tync, Stationer. Sept 16. Stewart, Newcastle

npon Tyne

Holyoax, Thomas, Wanborough, Wilts, Farmer Sept 20. Townsend, Swindon Kxatp, CnBisTOPHEi Hebey, Kingston upon Hull, Merchant. Oct 14. England and Co, Hull

Nicholsob, HAiririH, Pontefract, York, Innkeeper. Oct 14. Harrison and Beaumont, Wakefield

Nix, Samuel, Blackheath Park, Kent, Gentleman. Sept 7. Dyer Nix, King Bt,

Norr, Augusta, Norfolk rd, St John's Wood. Sept 30. Nicol and Co, Lime st
Palmer, Subahbah, Hereford. Sept 4. Symonds, Hereford

Paitisob, Kabbah, Ferrybridge, York. Oct 14. Harrison and Beaumont, Wakoficlil Payhe, Nahcy, Plymouth, China and Glass Dealer. Nov 20. Elworthy and Co, Plymouth

Pibdae, Joseph, Stretford, Lancaster, Merchant. Sept 9. Hall and Co, Manchester Rook, Elizabeth, Wakefield, York. Oct 18. Harrison and Beaumont, Wakefield Simobs, Frederick Yatzs, Wornford ct, Throgmorton st, Stock Broker. Sept 30.

Hand, New inn, Strand Taylor, Evas', Oldham, Lancaster, Publican. Sept 29. Buckley and Mattinson, Oldham

Tickrli, Maboabbt Scott, Cheltenham, Gloucester. Sept IS. Walker, Briar Bank, Upper Teddington

Toppibg, Abb, Bowness-on-Solway, Cumberland. Sept 30. Mason and Thompson, Whitehaven

Verbal, Cbaklxs, Christchurch rd, Hampstead, Esq. Sept 30. Field and Co, Lincoln's inn fields

Wall, James Chablks, Sydenham, Kent, Esq. Sept 30. Hine-Haycock and Bridgman,

College hill, Cannon st Wabless, Thomas, Ripon, York, Yeoman. Sept IS. Croft, Richmond Watkihs, William Hubeet, Long Ditton, Surrey. Oct 10. Curtler and Davis,


Williams, Johb, Llanbaddock, Monmouth, Cattle Dealer. Sept 18. Gnstard, Usk Williams, William, Cardigan, Coach Proprietor. Oct 12. Stricks and Bellingham, Swansea

WiLLAjf, William, Clink st, Sonthwark, Egg Merchant. Sept 29, Simpson and

Palmer, Three Crown sq, Southwark Wilsoit, William, Castleford, York, Gas Engineer. Oct 14. Harrison and Boanmout,


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Alleit, Fbedebick William, Instow, Devon. Sept 29. Timmins, Bath
Abdbews, Louisa, East Chinnock, Somerset, Baker. Sept 6. Bollen, Yeovil
Bacob, Rev Frabcis, Much Hadham, Hertford. Sept 25. Freshfields and Williams,
Bank buildings

Batemab, Thomas, Snelland, Lincoln, Farmer. Sept 14. Tweed and Co, Lincoln
Beek, Mabtib Johabbes Vab, Griqualand West, Colony of the Cape of Good Hope,

Morchant. Sept. 30. Venning and Sons, Gresham House, Old Brood st Bbamseb, William Sophus, Forest Hill, Kent, Law Student. Oct 0. Wright and

Law, High Holborn Beomwich, Jake, Floore, Northampton. Sept 16. Rocho, Daventry Callam, Johb Cotoeavb, Livorpool, Gent. Oct 10. Radcliffe and Smith, Liverpool Coebkll, Abb, Hampstead rd. Sept 20. Colman, Argyll st, Regent Bt Coster, Stablet, St Mory'a rd, Peckham, Surrey, Clerk. Sept 11. Sandom and

Co, Gracechurch st

Debbigh, Alcb, Birmingham, Hotel Proprietor. Sept 18. Sargent, Birmingham Fish, William Stampeb, Liverpool, Gent. Nov 1. Spinks and Gawith, Liverpool Frasxlyb, Emilt Hxbeibtta Toeebbs, Richmond, Surrey. Sept IS. Taylor and

Co, Field ct, Gray's inn Feiebd, Abbtx, St Leonard's-on-Sea, Sussex. Sept 25. Rac, Mincing lane Gbeebhalok, James, Rumworth, Lancaster, Solicitor. Oct 23. Greenhalgh and

Cannon, Bolton

Hartley, Thomas Hebey, Earl st, Westminster, Marble Morchant. Nov 1. Kinscy

and Co, Bloomslmry placo Heathcotb, Right Honourable Sir William, Hnrsley Park, Southampton, Bart. Sept

29. Loo and Co, Princes st, Storov's Gate, Westminster Hiogibbotham, TnoMAS, Aldorloy Edge, Chestor, Esq. Oct 1. Higson, Manchester Uoecajo, Edith Hebbabdo Y, Grand Hotel, Charing Cross. Oct 1. Bridges and Co,

Red Lion square

Hoyles, Alfred, Nottingham, Silk Merchant. Oct 1. Martin, Nottingham
Laud, Philemob, Leamington, Warwick, Gent. Sept 30. Rawson and Co, Leeds
MATnsB, Cottob, Egham, Surrey, Professor of Sanscrit. Sept IS. Busby, John st,
Bedford row

Noetob, Elizabeth, St Lawrence, Norfolk. Sept 16. Brook, Norwich
Pidgbob, Jobathab Sills, Wnrloy, Essex, Stock Broker. Sept 15. Remnant and Co,
Lincoln's inn fields

Poet, Geobge, Ewhurst, Surrey, Builder. Aug 31. Copron and Sparkes, Guildford
RzrroLD, Rakdell, Ubk rd. New Wandsworth, Nnrsoryman. Oct 1. Mcllersb,
God aiming

Rigdy, Edwabd, Lytham, Lancaster, Esq. Oct 1. Higson and Son, Manchester Schwibd, Chibles, jun, Fallowfleld, near Manchester. Nov 1. Slater and Turnbull, Manchester

Sxabdob, William Jambs, Plymouth, Devon, Auctioneer. Oct 31. Phillips, Plymouth Smith, Hebey Thomas, York grove, Queen's rd, Peckham, Surrey, Accountant, f ept

16. Scarlett and Co, King Bt, Cheapside Smith, Sir Philip Pboiheeoe, Tremorvah, Cornwall, Knight. Sept 30. Smith and

Paul, Truro

Tickbxe, Johb, Cranley, Surrey, Gent. Oct 11. Mellcrsh, Godalming Till, Maex Abbe, Brockley, Surrey. Oct 2. Blachford and Co, College hill, Cannon street

Tomsob, William Fox, Ramsgate, Kent, Brewer. Oct 14. Snowdon and Wotton, Ramp goto

Towoood, Haeeiet, Lcatherhead, Surrey. Sept 21. Wilkinson and Co, St Neot's Waees, Catueeibe Jabe, Bockenham, Kent. Oct 2. Lambert and Co, John st, Bedford row

Woodbeidge, Jasob, Pinner House, Tinner, Builder. Oct 1. Soames, Finsbury pavement

Woethibgtob, Samuel, Burnage, Lancaster, Farmer. Nov 1. Slater and Turnbull, Manchester

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Bcbbow, Rev James, Hampton, Clerk. Sept 19. Parish, Gt Winchester st Chittebdeb, Cbaelzs Fbedebick, Burdett rd, Bow, Gent. Oct 1. Cooke, Gray's inn sq

Cbomptob, Peteb, Over Hulton, near Bolton, Lancaster, Licensed Victualler. Sept 12. Ryley, Bolton

GirroBD, Waltee Blatcheoed, Folkestone, Kent, Gent. Sept 30. Roy and Cartwright,

Gocher, Elizabeth, Chcshunt, Herts. Sept 23. Carr and Co, Vigo st
Geeeb, Thomas, Fromc, Somerset, Esq. Oct 3. Dunn and Payno, Fromo
Griffiths, Joseph, Birmingham, Gent. Oct 1. Price, ltii-miiigham
Haldabe, Caroline, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, Oct 2. Robertson and Co, Bath
Hakdb, Stepheb, Staverton, Northampton, Gent. Oct 31. Burton and WiUoughby,

HtBGBEAVEs, RicHAES, Chorley, Lancaster, Clothier. Sept 30. Whitfield, Chorloy

Harris, Edwib, Gloucester, Gont. Oct 2. Recp and Co, Queen st place

Hrdlby, Johb Ward, Richmond, York, Veterinary Surgeon. Sept 25, Croft, Rich

Howobth, Fbabklib, Bury, Lancaster, Minister of the Gospel. Sept 25. Grundy, Bury

Kexway, Hebey, King's Norton, Worcester, Gent. Sept 29. Mathews and Smith,

The Sanctuary, Westminster
Palmeb, Joseph, Earley, Berks. Sept 9. Field, Reading.

Paulig, Chables, North st, Finsbury Markot, Fur and Skin Morchant. Sept 14.
Poland, Queon st

Rooebs, Elizabeth, Marazion, Cornwall. Sept 25. Rogers, Falmouth.
Rowlabd, Eliza, Hcacham, Norfolk. Sept 30. Giles, Nuneaton.
Smabt, William, Yatton, Somerset, Tallow Chandler. Oct 11. WoDlfrycs and Pcwoll,

Spabbow, Fbeoebick, Crogsland-rd, Haverstock hill, Gent. Oct 8. Crowdor and Co,
Lincoln's inn fields

Staibes, William, Ingatestone, Essex, Gont. Sept 30, Postans and Landons, Brentwood

STEpnEBs, Johb, St Cleer, Cornwall, Retired Schoolmaster. Sept 23. Coad, Liskeanl Vaughab, Geobge, Leamington Priors, Warwick, Esq. Oct 2. Parkers, Bedford row Wigbby, Hebdert, Huddorsficld, York, Wine and Spirit Merchant. Oct 1. Brook and Co, Huddcrsfield

Wilsob, Jabb, Springdalo rd, Stoke Newington. Sept 18. Korly, Gt Winchester st Woods, Hehby Acqusius, Market st, Bloomslmry, Builder. Oct 2. Withall, Bedford


[Gazette, Aug. 23.]

Sie George Jessel On Education.Oq Wednesday afternoon the Right Hon. Sir G. Jesse), Master of the Rolls and Vice-Cbanoellor of the London University, presided at a public meeting held at the Ladies' College, Goudbura', Stsplehurst, Kent, for the distribution of the prizes and oertificites obtained at the Cambridge Local Examination and at the College of Preceptors by the pupils of Bethsny-honse School. Commenting on the repor, Sir George Jessel ssid in England for many years past a great deal of time, labour, and money had boen devoted to further the cause of eduoation in this country. With regard to the education of the upper classes, that had been more or lest provided for, but to the education of the middle and lower class, so called, rery little attention was paid till some few years ago. The lower class had been

Srovided for by elementary schools, but for the ordinary middle class a great eal remained to be done, and if that middle class wished to keep its position in England and not be jostled out of it, great efforts must be made by parents and schoolmasters. For the elementary schools teachers were provided, but ordinary middle-class schools bad to depend largely upon private enterprise. In conclusion he urged the boys to consider their success only as a means to an end. A hearty Tots of thanks was passed to his lordship at the close.

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Fbiday, Aug. IB, 1862. TJnder the Bankruptcy Act, 1869. Creditors must forward their proof of debts to tho Hegistntr. To Surrendor in London. Cohen, Moss, Alexandra rd, St. John's Wood, Commission Agent. Pet Aag 12. Pepys. Sept 6 at 11.30

Hiscock, William Lush, Mandevillo pi, Manchester sq. Pet Aug 10. Brougham. Aus: 30 at 12.30

King, Alfred George, Cannon st, Timber Merchant. Pet Aug 16. Pepys. Aug 31 at


O'Niell, James, Falcon st. Fancy Stationer. Pet Aug 16. Brougham. Aug 31 at 12 Rose, William, Seven Sisters' rd, Holloway, Fishmonger. Pet Aug 12. Pepys. Sept 8 at 12

Russell, S , St. John st rd, Clerkenwell. Pet Aug 12. Pepys. 8ept 8 at 12.30 Wright, W H , Paternoster row, Silk Broker. Pet Aug IS. Pepys. Aug 31 at 11

To Surrender in the Country. Bowler, Henry, Reading, Berks, Cattle Dealer. Pet Aug 12. Collins. Reading, Sept 6 nt 12

Dunn, John, Snltburn-by-tho-Sea, York, out of business. Pet Aug 10. Crosby.

Stockton-on-Tees, Sept 19 at 11 Gregory, Samuel, Pembroke Dock, Pembroke, Licensed Victualler. Pet Aug 12. Parry.

Pembroko Dock, Sept 1 at 12 Payne, Richard, Fittleworth, Sussex, Horse Dealer. Pet Aug 11. Jones. Brighton,

Aug 29 at 11.30.

Robson, John, Derby, Ale Merchant. Pet Aug H. Weller. Derby, Aug 31 at 11 Smith, William, and William Phillips, Redruth, Cornwall, Hoot and Shoo Manufacturers.

Pet Aug 12. Chilcott. Truro, Sept 0 ot'3.30 Taylor, Joseph, St. Helons, Lancaster, Grocer. Pet Aug 15. Cooper. Liverpool, Aug

29 at 11.30

Williams, Joseph, Penzance, Cornwall, Contractor. Pet Aug 18. Chilcott. Truro, Sept 2 at 12.30

Wright, James Frederick, Wangford; Saffotk,oatOf business, FctAugH. Worlledge. Groat Yarmouth, Aug 31 at 11

Tubsday, Aug. 22, 1882. Under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869. Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Kegistrar. To Surrender in London. Felgate, William, and Howard Paul Felgate, Clement's lane, Ship Brokers. Pet Aug

17. Pepys. Sept 0 at 12 Btanley, George, Gloucester terr, Hyde park. Pet Aug IS. Pepys. Sept 8 at 12

To Surrender in the Country. Aldred, Bold, Bolton, Lancaster, Accountant. Pet Aug 18. Holden. Bolton, Sept 4 at 11

Ttarson, Harriet, Leicester. Pet Aug 17. Ingram. Leicester, Sept 12 at 12
Dm sterville, Maria, Clifton, Bristol. Pet Aug 18. Harley. Bristol, Sept 4 at 2
Hniuh, Edward, Blaby, Leicester, Manure Merchant. Pet Aug 19. Ingram. Leicester,
Sept 6 at 12

Primavesi, Paul Domenic, Higher Broughton, nr Manchester, Grocer. Pet Aug 18.

Hulton. Salford, Sept 13 at 11 WiUes, George, Hanloy, Stafford, Carrier's Agent. Pet July 21. Tennant. Hanley,

Sept 2 at 11

Feiday. Aug. 18, 1882.
Huston, Thomas, Ratcliff-on-Trent, Nottingham, Builder. Aug 15
Wale Samuel Chapman, Barrow on 8oar, Leicester, out of business. Aug 10

TUE8D.lT, Aug. 22, 1882.
Johns, William Nicholas, Newport, Monmouth, Newspaper Proprietor. Aug 10

Liquidations by Arrangement.

FIEST MEETINGS OP CREDITORS. Feiday, Aug. 18, 1882. AInger, Mary, Caledonian rd, Islington, Timber Merchant. Sept 7 at 3 at office of

Fenton, Kingsland green Akroyd, Enoch, Halifax, York, Innkeeper. Sept 4 at 11 at offlco of Garsod, Barum Top, Halifax

Allsop, William, Bakowell, Derby, Grocer. Aug 29 at 3 at Bell Hotel, Sadlor gate, Derby. Goodwin, Bakewell

Ashton, John, jun, Mansfield, Nottingham, Innkeoper. Sept 1 at 3.30 at office of Bird, Middle pavoment, Nottingham

Barton, Henry, Portsca, Hants, Builder. Sept 1 at 3 at office of King, North st, Portsea

Bcntley, William, Trentham, Stafford, Farmer. Aug 29 at 11 at office of Welch, Caroline at, Longton

Bird, Joseph, Pershore, Worcester, Basket Maker. Aug 31 at 11 at office of Martin, Bridge st, Pershore

Bishop, Robert, Ambler Thorn, Halifax, York, Beerhouse Keeper, Aug 30 at 3 at the Waggoner's Inn, Fore Hill, Ambler Thorn, Halifax. Stans&eld, Halifax

Booth, Aquila, Cleckheaton, York, Blacksmith. Aug 29 at 11 at offlco of Curry, Cleckheaton

Brown, Isaac, West Hallam, Derby, Builder. Sept 7 at 3 at office of Fraser, St John's

chmbrs, Bridlesmith gate, Nottingham Burr, Joseph Henry, Bristol, Oil and Colour Merchant. Aug 29 at 2 at offico of Collins

Broad st, Bristol. Benson and Carpenter, Bristol Burt, Henry Charles, Wyndham rd, Camberwoll, Butcher. Aug 25 at 12 at office of

Ody, Blackfriars rd

Carter, Henry Alfred, Railway approach, London Bridge, Tobacconist. Sopt 14 at 3

at office of Boxall and Boxall, Chancery lane Chandler. Jonathan, Bedford, Coal Merchant. Sept 1 at 11 at office of Conquest and

Clare, Dnke st, Bedford Chapman, George Seymour, Fnlham rd, Kensington, Pawnbroker. Sept 8 at 3 at the

Inns of Court Hotel, Lincoln's inn fields. Ikin, Lincoln's inn fields Cockrill, Charles, Wicken, Cambridge, Grocer. Sept 4 at 3 at office of Bondall,


Cockroft, John Hepworth, Elland, Halifax, York, Linen Draper. Aug 31 at 11 at offico

of Stanafeld, Bull green, Halifax Cook, Edgar, Worcester, Grocer. Aug 31 at 11 at office of Tree, High at, Worcester Cooper, Isaac, West Stockwitb, Nottingham, Butcher. Aug 25 at 11, at office of Bladon,

Gainsborough, Lincoln Cowley, Edward, Wrightington, Wigan, Lancaster, Boat Owner. Sept 1 at 11 at office

of Byrom, King st, Wigan Cox, Emma, Stratford, Essex, Oil and Colour Dealer. Sept 1 at 2 at offico of Willis,

Charles sq, Hoxton

Cross, Betsy, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Fancy Draper. Aug 31 at 2 at office of Linklater and Co, Walbrook. Wiltshire, Great Yarmouth

Davis, Isaac, St George, Gloucester, Butcher. Aug 30 at 12 at office of Evans, Exchange bldgs East, Bristol

Davis, Thomas Edward, Norwich, Shoo Factor. Aug 28 at 3 at office of Ovcrbury and

Gilbert, Upper King st, Norwioh Davy, Thomas, Plymouth, Boot Factor. Aug 31 at 11 at Cannon st Hotel, Cannon st.

Stanbury, Plymouth

Dobson, William, Southmoor, nr Abingdon, Grocer. Sept 6 at 13 at offlco of Sodgeflold

and Price, Bath st, Abingdon Downs, George, Bagahot, Surrey, Draper. Aug 31 at 3 at offlco of Cave, Bracknell Drakeford, Iarael, Northampton, Leather Merchant, Sept 7 at 12.30 at Midland Hotel,

New st, Birmingham. Wright, Leicester Fields, Joseph, Norwich, Licensed Victualler. August 23 at 12 at office of Stanley, Bank

plain, Norwich

Fish, John, New Wombwell, nr Barnsley, Shopkeeper. Sopt 6 at 4 at office of Gray, Eaatgate, Barnsley

Glackner, Frederick, Chalk Farm rd, Oilman. Sept 5 at 3 at office of Patience, Cheapsido

Goddin, William Roliert Cumberland, and Evan Cruchley Goddin, St Michael's alley,

Cornhill, Shirt Makers. Aug 30 at 11 at office of Ladbury and Co, Cheapside. Wolfer

atan and Co, Ironmonger lane, Cheapside Gregory, Richard, Wombourne, Stafford, Licensed Victualler. Aug 30 at 11 at office of

Rhodes, Queen st, Wolverhampton Hackman, Edwin, Kidderminster, Builder. Aug 28 at 3 at office of Miller and Corbet,

Church st, Kidderminster Hargreaves, John, Mirflold, York, Saddler. Aug 31 at 3 at office of Wilson, Exchange

bldgs, Mirfield

Harrison, Thomas, Little Woolton, Lancaster, Wheelwright. Sept 1 at 11.30 at office of

Lynch and Teobay, Lord st, Liverpool Haworth, James, Bury, Music Soller. Aug 31 at 11 at offioe of Anderton and Donnelly,

Garden st. Bury

Hemingway, Joseph, jun, Lancaster, Dry Soap Manufacturer. Sept 5 at 3 at office of

Hartley, New rd, Lancaster Hoare, James, Boscombe, nr Bournemouth, Hotel Manager. Aug 31 at 1 at offico of

Wade, Old Cbristchurch rd, Bournemouth Hodgson, Arthur Beadle, Sunderland, Beerhouse Keeper. Sopt 1 at 11 at office of Crow,

jun, West Sunnisido, Sunderland Holmes, John Thomas, Queen st, Camden Town, Master Mariner. Aug 30 at 3 at office

of Holloway, Bali's Pond rd. Fonton, High st, Kingsland Horton, Arthur, Sutherland gdns, Harrow rd, Plate Glass Factor. Ang 31 at 2 at office

of Hales, Clifford's inn. Fleet st Howard, Robert Henry, Batley,'Greengrocer. Aug 30 at 3 at office of Wooler and

Wuol ^r, Exchange bldgs, Batley Howat th. William, Bolton, Provision Dealer, Aug 31 at 3 at office of Rutter, Mawdsley

at, Bolton

Howdon, James, Normanton, York, Draper. Aug 30 at 3 at offico of Burton, Wood st, Wakefield

Ion, William, Kingston upon Hull, Funeral Furnisher. Aug 31 at 3 at offioo of Stead and Sibree, Bishop lane, Kingston upon Hull

Isaacs, Isaac, Bishopsgate st Without, Woollen Draper. Aug 28 at 3 at 23, John William st, Huddersfleld. Barnett, Palmerston bldgs

James, Arthur Edward, Tiverton, Devon, Grocer. Sept 4 at 2 at George and Railway Hotel, Temple Meads, Bristol. Partridge and Cockram, Tiverton

Jenkins, George, Barrow in Furness, Lancaster, Labourer. Aug 29 at 3 at Trevelyan Temperance Hotel, Dalkeith street, Barrow in Furness. Hudson, Barrow in Furness

Jessop, Thomas, Halifax, York, Reed Manufacturer. Aug 31 at 11 at office of Craven, Strand, Todmorden

Lewis, John, Bootlo, Lancaster, Aerated Water Manufacturer. Sept 4 at 11 at office of

Collins, Harrington st, Liverpool Leonard, Hugh, Torquay, Devon, Travelling Draper. Aug 31 at 3 at office of Anstey,

John st, Bristol. Evans, Bristol Lingham, George Henry, St Leonard's on Sea, Sussex, Butcher. Aug 29 at 3 at 111,

London rd, St. Leonard's on Sea. Neve, St Leonard's on Sea Lorimer, Alexander, St Mary Church, Dovon, Innkeeper. Aug 31 at 11 at Carter, Cary

bldgs. Abbey rd, Torquay Lynall, Alfred, St George, Salop, Baker. Aug 30 at 3 at office of Phillips and Co, Shif


Macdonald, John, Nottingham, out of business. Sept 1 at 3 at offico of Burton and

Co, Long row, Nottingham Mason, Samuel, Kidderminster, Worcester, Bookseller. Aug 30 at 3.30 at office of Corbet, Church st, Kidderminster Mawdsley, William, Oswaldtwistle, Lancaster, Stationer. Aug 30 at 3 at Peel's Arms

Hotel, Whalley rd, Accrington. Whalley Melbuish, Charles Edward, Birkenhead, Chester, Merchant. Sept 7 at 2 at offices of

Harmood and Co, North John at, Liverpool. Stono and Co, Liverpool Moore, Lydia, Heddon on the Well, Northumberland, Draper. Aug 28 at 2 at office of

Aitchaon, Collingwood st, Newcastle upon Tyne Moore, Samuel, Chfton, Bristol, Ironmonger. Aug 30 at 2 at offlco of Benson and Co,

Bank chmbrs, Corn st Morgan, William, Downham rd, Kingsland, Dairyman. Sept 2 at 10.15 at offlco of

Evans, John st, Bedford row Munckton, Thomas, Southampton, Butcher. Aug 31 at 3 at office of Bell and Tayler,

Portland rd, Southampton Muspratt, John Augustus Lawrence, and Thomas William Clarke, the Grove, South

warkst. Coopers. Sept 5 at 11 at office of Smart, Cannon St. Briggs Naylor, Thomas, Halifax, York, Engineer. Aug 31 at 11 at offico of Durnford, Ward's

End, Halifax

Newman, George, Richmond, Surrey, Tobacconist. Sept 1 at 3 at office of Smart and

Co, Cannon St. Underwood and Co, Holies st, Cavomlish sq Olive, William, Leamington, Warwick, out of business. Aug 31 at 2 at Publio Hall,

Windsor st, Leamington. Solomon, Birmingham Oliver, George, jun, Wapping High st, Wapping, Wharfinger. Sept 7 at 2 at offices of

Russell and Co, Old Jewry chmbrs Owen, Richard, Llanberis, Carnarvon, Printer. Sept 1 at 10 at offices of Rees, Castle

st, Carnarvon

Palmer, Joseph, Thetford, Norfolk, Builder. Sept 7 at 1 at Anchor Hotel, Thetford. Read, Thetford

Pryor, John, Cheetham Hill, near Manchester, Provision Dealor. Sept 2 at 11 at offices

of Crof ton, Brazennose st, Manchester. Fowler and Co Richardson, Thomas Alfred, Leicester, Joiner. Sept 4 at 11 at offices of Oram and Co,

Welford pi, Leicester

Riley, Cornelius, Yardley rd, near Birmingham, Coach Builder. Aug 29 at 3 at offices

of Fallows, Cherry st, Birmingham Robinson, Thomas, Willington Quay, Northumberland, Grocer. Aug 30 at 1 at offices

of Newlands, King at, South Shielda Root, Samuel, and Charles Kieht, Fenchurch Bt, Hosiers. Aug 29 at 3 at offices of

James and Edwards, Coleman st Rosenthall, Edmund Abraham, Compton rd, Highbury, Dealer in Trimmings. Sept 4

at 3 at offices of Barnett, Palmerston bldgs, Old Broad st Rotenberger, Philip Charles, Aldersgate st. Wholesale Furrier. Sept 12 at 12 at offices

of Ellis and Co, St Swithin's lane Rutherford, Francis, West Hartlepool, Durham, China and Glass Dealer. Aug 30 at 3

at offices of Simpson, Church at, West Hartlepool Scott, Walter, Horatio at, Hackney r', Licensed Victualler. Sept 4 at 3 at offices of

Shearer, Basinghall st. Procter and Andrews, Princes st, Spitalfiolds Silver, George Alexander, Fenchurch st, Tailor. Sept 4 at 3 at offices of Crook and

Curl ill, Fenchurch st

Singerman, Simon, Manchester, Cap Maker. Aug 31 at 3 at officos of Gardner, Cooper st, Manchester

Slack, Samuel, Sheffield, York, Managing Director. Sept 2 at 12 at offices of Gratton and Harden, Knifesmith gate. Chesterfield

Smith, Charles^ Birmingham, Grocer. Aug 31 at 12 at offices of Hawkes and Weokoa, Temple st, Birmingham

Squires, Henry, George yd, Wardour st, Soho, Gun Barrel Maker. Aug 31 at 3 at office of Finch, Borough High st, Southwark

Sudbury, Robert, South Leverton, Nottingham, Grocer. Ang 29 at 13 at offices of Marshall, Chapel gate. East Retford. Robinson, East Retford

Thompson, Margaret, Derby, Dealer in Wools. Aug 31 at 3 at offices of Briggs, Commercial Bank chmbrs, Derby

Tonks, Reuben, Oldbury, Worcester, Machino Minder. Sept 1 at 11 at offices of Forrest, Church st, Oldbury

Wallis, George, Mexbro', York, Fruiterer. Sept I at 12 at Somor's Hotel, near tho

Midland Railway Station, Nottingham. Shires Warren, Caroline Marcolino, Birmingham, Milliner. Aug 29 at 2 at 145, Cheapside.

Wright and Marshall, Birmingham Warrilow, Alfred, Fonton, Stafford, Joiner. Aug 23 at 10 at office of Welch, Caroline

st, Longton

Whittaker, Edmund, and Robert Whittaker, Accrington, Lancaster, Tailors. Aug 31 at 3 at Peel's Arms Hotel, Whalley rd, Accrington. Whalley, Accrington

Wilde, Thomas, Reading, Berks, Grocer. Aug 28 at 11 at Gt Western Hotel, Reading. Creed

Wilkinson, William, Halifax, York, Builder. Sept 1 at 3 at offico of Storey and Roberts,

King Cross Bt, Halifax Williams, Francis, Eastbourne, Sussex, Builder. Sept 4 at 12 at offico of Edgoworth,

Terminus rd, Eastbourne Wood, Benjamin Thomas, Morning lane, Hackney, Builder. Sept 5 at 11 at office of

Hatohett- Jones and Letcher, Mark lane Wright, Arthur, (Liverpool, Tailor. Aug 30 at 11 at office of Collins, Harrington st,


Wright, George, Wolverhampton, Grocer. Aug 31 at 11 at offlco of Stirk and Brewer, North st, Wolverhampton

Tcbsday, Aug. 22, 1882.

Addison. James, Tunatall, Stafford, Plumber. Sept 4 at 8 at offlco of Llewellyn and

Ackritl, Piccadilly st, Tunstall Allen, Edwin, Derby, Hay Dealer. Sept 7 at 11 at office of Greaves, Old Bank chbrs,

Irongate, Derby

Anderson, William, Longsight, nr Manchester, Draper. Sept 0 at 3 at office of Horner,

Clarence Bt, Manchester Aylott, James Matthew, Poland st, Oxford st, Cheesemonger. Sept 6 at 2 at office of

Moore, Gt Queen st

Ball, Alfred John, Darlaston, nr Whitchurch, Salop, Baker. Sept 5 at 12 at White Horso Hotel, Wem. Edwards, Shrewsbury

Barton, Frank, Basingstoke, Hants, Horse Dialer. Aug 29 at Masonic Hall, Church St,

Basingstoke, in lieu of the place originally named Bass. Goorgo, Leicester, Leather Merchant. Sept 1 at 12 at Inns of Court Hotel,

Holborn. Wright, Leicester Beadle, William Bykcs, Hesslo, York, Solicitor. Sept 1 at 12 at office of Jacobs, County

blrtgs, Hull

Bealo, William, Lombard Works, Totteridge rd, Builder. Sept 1 at 2 at 270 High Hol

_born._ Rubinstein, Raymond bldgs, Gray's-inn

u, Manchester, Watch Makers. Sept 12 at 3


Beck, Pierre, and Oscar Henry Schou,

office of Butcher and Co, Manchester Benatar, Levy, Houndsditch, Importer of Foreign Goods. Sept 13 at 2 at 81, Gresham

St. Andrews, Fenchurch st Bentley, Robert, Robert Bentley, jun, 'William Bell Bentley, and Alfred Bentley, Cheapaide, Warehousemen. Sept 7 at 12 at the Guildhall Tavern, Gresham St. Phelps and Co, Gresham st

Benton, Ramsdcn, Huddersfleld, York. Woollen Cord Manufacturer. Sept 1 at 11 at offices of Ramsden and Co, John William st, Huddersfleld

Bladon, Francis, Stone, Stafford, Farmer. Sept S at 11 at offices of Addcrley and Marfleet, Kormacott rd, Longton

Bohr, John Von, Commercial rd. Baker. Sept 1 at 4 at offices of Young, Mark lane

Braby, John, TJxbridge Moor, Licensed Victualler. Sept 8 at 3 at offices of Androws and Mason, Ironmonger lane. Bartrnm, Old Jewry chmbrs

Bullock, Phineas, Wolvorhampton, Stafford, Butche". Sept 6 at 4 at the Peacock Hotel, 8now hill, Wolverhampton. Clark. Willenhall

Cayless, George, Loughborough, Leicester, Rope Manufacturer. Sept 4 at 3 at offices of Wright, Belvoir st, Leicester

Colwell, Edwin, Hereford, Bookseller. Sept 7 at 11 at offices of Wallis, St Owen st, Hereford

Cook, Job, Lewes, Sussex, Grocer. Sept 5 at 3 at the Crown Hotol, High st, Lewes. Goodman, Brighton

Copcland, Charles, Leiccstor, Gas Fitter. Sept 8 at 3 at offices of Wright, Belvoir st,

Cordall, Toscph, Burslcm, Stafford, Potter. Sept 1 at 3 at offices of Bennett, Piccadilly bldgs, Hanloy

Cox, Benjamin, TJxbridge rd. Shepherd's Bush, Butcher. Sept 5 at 4 at officios of Yorke and Wharton, Conduit st. Bond st

Danson, Richard Edward, Margate, Kent, Fly Proprietor. Sept 12 at 3 at offices of Sparkes, Union row, Margate

Davies, Robert Edmund, Landport, Hants, General Draper, Sept 8 at 3 at the Guildhall Coffee house, Gresham st. Besant and Co

Davis, John, St George's, Salop, Innkeeper. Sept 4 at 11 at offices of Knowles, Wellington

Dickens, Thomas Benjamin, Tulse Hill, Surrey, Grocer. Sept 5 at 3 at the Mitro

Tavern, Mitre ct, Fleet st. Mandate, Mitre ct, Temple Durkin, Elizabeth, Oldham, Lancaster, Greangroccr. Sopt S at 3 at the Old Boar's

No. 4, New

Head, Hyilo's Cross, Corporation st, Manchester. Sherratt, Manchester Fenn, Joseph Henry, Stourbridge, Worcester, Boot Dealer. Sept 1 at 3 at

st, Leicester. Duignan and Co, Walsall Fox, George Lax, Sunderland, Grocer. Sept 4 at 1 at offices of Taylor, Scottish chmbrs,

Grainger st West, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Fnlkes, Charles Edward, Church rd, Islington, Tobacconist. Aug 30 at 4 at at offices

of Wetnerficld, King's Arms yard, Coleman st Glrdon, William, Birmingham, Metal Roller. Sept 11 at 3 at Colmore Estate Sale

Rooms, Newhall st, Birmingham. Johnson and Co, Birmingham Goldreich, Robert, Nottingham, Commission Agent. Sept 0 at 11 at office of Stevenson,

Weekday cross, Nottingham Greenway, William Riley, Coventry, Ribbon Manufacturer, Sept 8 at 12 at office of

Davis and Co, Hay lane, Coventry Gregson, William Henry, Tonge, Middleton, Lancaster, Engineer. Sept 12 at 3 at office

cf Bullock and Worthington, Kennedy st, Manchester Greenup, Benjamin, Stapleton, Gloucester, Commercial Traveller. Aug 31 at 2 at office

of Nurse, Corn st, Bristol Grover, Samuel Thomas. Albert rd, Pcckham, Oilman. Aug 31 at 12 at Southampton

bldgs. Chancery lane. Howard Gunn, Thomas, Nottingham, Pork Butcher. Sept 12 at 11 at office of Heath and Sons,

St Peter's Church walk, Nottingham Gunson, William, Whitehaven, Cumberland, Bookseller. Sept 4 at 12 at offico of

Mason and Thompson, Duke st, Whitehaven Hallowoll, Joseph, Stockport, Chester, Grocer. Sept 5 at 3 at Hanging Ditch, Manchester. Newton, Stockport Hartley, William Knight, Whinsmill, Wigton, Cumberland, Spade Handle Maker.

Sept 11 at 11 at Royal Oak Temperance Hotel, West st, Wigton. Lawson,


Hayes, William, Ipswich, Suffolk, Builder. Sept 2 at 12 at office of Hill, St Nioholas st,


Holt, Ellen Elizabeth, Halifax, Oil Merchant. Sept 5 at 2 at office of Clay and Son,

Union st, Halifax. Crossley, Halifax James, John Stephen, Pembroke Dock, Pembroke, Grocer. Sept 6 at 12 at 2, Water st,

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Jervls, Walter Fane St Vincent, Vigo st, Regent st, of no profession. Sept 6 at 3 at

office of Lewis and Lewis, Ely pi, Holborn Keatcs, William, Cheadle, Stafford, Stone Mason. Sept 4 at 12 at office of Thaoker aad

Cull, Cheadle, Staffordshire Kerruish, Edward Arthur, John William Grant, and James Grant, jun, Oil Morchants.

Sept 4 at 2 at office of Wynne, Chancery lane Latham, John, Birmingham, Jeweller. Sept 1 at 11 at office of Fowke, Colmore row, Birmingham

Lazarus, Harnett, Sutherland gardens, St Peter's pk, Fine Art Dealor. Sept 5 at 3 at

office of Chandler, Finsbury pavement Lloyd, David, Femdale rd, Clapham, out of business. Sopt 4 at 3 at offico of Cooke,

Gray's inn sq

Lowe, Thomas Hour}', Salford, Lancaster, Road Contractor. Sopt S at 3 at office of

Benson and Co, York st, Manchester. Tucker, Manchester Macklin, Francis Henry, Gunterstone rd, West Kensington, Actor. Sept 4 at 11 at office

, of Martin, Fenchurch st

Maiden, James, and Bernard Huddleston English, Trowbridge, Wilts, Common

Browers. Sept 7 at 12 at the Mart, Manvers st, Trowbridge. Jones, Trowbridge Martin, Alfred, Hanley, Stafford, Boot and Shoe Dealer. Sept 6 at 3 at offices of Ham

shaw and Stanbury, Albion Bt, Hanley Mills, Edward Thomas, Battlofield, Salop, Innkeeper. Sept 2 at 2 at offices of Edwards,

Pride nil!, Shrewsbury Miltrado, Alfred, Barnes, Surrey, out of business. Sept 4 at 11 at offices of Cooke,

Gray's inn sq

Mitchell, Josiah, Hastings, Sussex, Fainter. Sept 1 at 12 at offices of Davenport and

Co, Bank bldgs, Hastings Newman, John, Bristol, Licensed Victualler. Sept Sat 12 at offices Square and Co, Bank

of Engl and chmbrs, Plymouth Parkhouse, Riohard, Plymouth, Fancy Milliner, Sept 5 at 11 at offices of Elworthy and

Co, Courtenay fit, Plymouth Pickup, John, Waterfoot, Lancaster, Screw Bolt Maker. Sept 6 at 3 at offices of Orton,

Highfield chmbrs, St Ann's passage, Manchester Pritohett, Charles, and Robert Taylor, Houndsditch, Printers. Sept 5 at 13 at 81, Gresham st. Michael, Great Winchester st Qtiinton, Frederick William, Tulse hill, Brixton, Jeweller. Sept 12 at 13 at offices of

Brown and Co, Finsbury pavement Scrutton, George Beverley, Boverlcy, York, Butcher. Sept 4 at 11 at office of Hobaon,

Lairgnte, Beverley

Sharp, John Ainsworth, Liverpool, Cowkeeper. Sept 4 at 2 at offico of Bartlett and

Berry, Dale st, Liverpool Slater, Henry Richardson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Yeast Dealer. Sept I at 11 at offl ce

of Montgomery, Blackett st, Newcosttc-upon-Tyno Sly, Edward Arthur, Regent st, Court Milliner. Sept 8 at 12 at office of Nicholls, Lin.


Snarr. Henry, Manchester, Cut Glass Maker. Sept 5 at 3 at office of Hankinson, Queen's

chbrS, John Dalton st, Manchester Sparks, Charles, Southampton, Baker. Sept 1 at 3 at offico of Lamport, Portland st,


Stables, Joseph, Hull, York, Hotol Proprietor. Sept 2 at 3 at office of Burtonshaw, Priory pi, Doncaster

Stallard, James, Bedminster, Somers ct. Butter Salesman. Aug 31 at 12 at office of

Nurse, Corn st, Bristol
Snmerfield, William, Collyhurst, nr Manchester, Paper Maker. Sept 14 at 3 at office of

Simpson and Hockin, Mount st, Albert sq, Manchester
Thompson, James Edward, Gt Berkhampsteod, Hertford, Clothier. Sept 14 at 11.30 at

office of Bullock and Penny, Gt Berkhampstead Timewell, George, Hastings, Sussex, Builder. Sept 0 at 2.30 at Bridge House Hotel,

London Bridge. Martin, Tunbridge Wells Trotter, Thomas, Sheffield, Commercial Traveller. Sept 8 at 3 at offico of Bran3om

and Co, Bank st Sheffield Trounce, James Dowrick, Veryan, Cornwall, Butcher. Sept 8 at 8 at offico of Carlyon,

Princes st, Truro

Wallbank, Robert, Ilkley, York, Butcher. Sept 4 at 3 at Crescent Hotel, Tlkley. Robinson and Robinson, Keighley

Webster, Edward Godfrey, Wellington, Somerset, Grocer. Sept 0 at 12 at office of Martin, Bedford circus, Exeter. Davie, Wellington

Wisbey, Allen, Harston, Cambridge, Bootmaker. Sept S at 3 at office of Symonds, Bene't st, Cambridge

Wood, Benjamin, Liverpool, Quarry Owner. Sept 4 at 3 at office of Seaman, West Darby st, Liverpool

Wood, Matthew, Horsley Woodhouse, Derby, Licensed Victualler. Sept 4 at 3 at effico of Heath, Amen alloy, Derby

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A Notice has been issued that applications for special leave to move before the Vacation Judge in urgent Chancery cases may be made to the Vacation Registrar.

The List for hearing before Mr. Justice Day, sitting as Vacation Judge, at Lincoln's-inn on Wednesday, the 30th ult., comprised twenty-five new motions and fourteen petitions. His lordship sat till after six o'clock and disposed of his list, which contained fifty-five matters in all, besides a number of ex parte applications.

Ouk Contemporary, Land, last week called attention to a serious provision in the Metropolis Management and Building Acts (Amendment) Act, 1882 (45 Vict. c. 14). On default of obedience by the owner or occupier to a justice's order for repair of a neglected structure, power is given to the Board of Works to carry out the order. Section 18 then enacts, in substance, that if expenses so incurred by the Board, or incurred under the Metropolitan Building Acts with respect to dangerous structures, are not paid or recovered, a justice's order may be obtained on notice, preventing building upon the site, or letting for occupation the neglected structure if repaired, until the Board has been repaid. The Board is to keep a register, open for inspection, of all such orders; and any order not registered within ten days is to cease to be of effect.

The Curious Difficulty that arose in Beg. v. Dyott (L. R. 9 Q. B. D. 47), as to the publication of notice of a poor rate in a parish containing 110 church or chapel has been the subject of legislation. An Act of the past session (c. 20) provides that in a parish where there is no church or chapel of the parish the rate shall be deemed sufficiently published if, within fourteen days, notice thereof has been given by affixing such notice in some public and conspicuous place or situation in the parish. It will be observed that the situation must be not only conspicuous but public. The enactment is retrospective.

A Question Has, we observe, been raised as to the liability to local rates of the South London Free Library. The Act, 6 & 7 Vict. c. 36, exempts from local rates buildings belonging to and occupied by scientific and literary societies supported wholly or in part by voluntary contributions, and not dividing money among the members. Societies to have the benefit of the Act require to have their rules certified by the Registrar of Friendly Societies. We are ignorant of the constitution of this particular library; but the whole question of the rating of institutions of public utility and of a public character urgently requires to be dealt with by the Legislature.

When The New Conveyancing Act first made its appearance as a draft Bill, we called the attention of our readers to the section designed to amend section 65 of the former Act, relating to the enlargement of long terms. It has been repeatedly pointed out that, if a termor possessed of a long term at a substantial rent should create, or should formerly have created, a sub-term at a peppercorn rent, the language of the last-mentioned section seems

to enable the sub-termor to enlarge the sub-term into a fee simple, although the term out of which it was derived could not be so enlarged. Section 11 of the new Act prevents the enlargement of "any term created by sub-demise out of a superior term, itself incapable of being enlarged into a fee simple." The language of the section seems to aim at a studied ambiguity; not allowing us to understand whether it affects to be merely declaratory of the true meaning of the former enactment, or whether it" confesses and avoids" a previous mistake. And it contains no saving of tho rights, if any, of any person who, before the passing of the new Act, may have attempted, in reliance upon the language of the old one, to enlarge such a sub-term as above described. A very pretty question will arise if the title to such a hypothetical fee simple should ever be litigated.

The New Married Women's Property Act provides that "every contract entered into by a married woman shall be deemed to be a contract entered into by her with respect to, and to bind her, separate property, unless the contrary be shown." It will be a question, having regard to the immense alteration effected by the Act in the position of married women, in what way the ordinary presumption of a wife's authority to pledge the husband's credit for household necessaries will be affected by this clause. It is true that this authority was narrowly defined by the House of Lords in Dclenham v. Mellon; and it is true also that tho courts have for years past adopted the rule of regarding a married woman's general engagements as binding her separate estate Perhaps the result of the present Act, in process of time, will be to establish an implied authority for the husband to bind the wife's estate by his contracts for domestic necessaries. The parties each having universally an independent property and status with relation to property might reasonably, for the protection of their tradesmen, be regarded as partners for the purpose of housekeeping. 1

Amono a batch of Acts which received the Royal assent on the last day of the session was the Bills of Exchange Act, 1882 (45 k 46 Vict. c. 61). This is the first piece of codification that has found its way into the Statute Book. The Partnership Bill, which deserved a better fate, was shipwrecked in Committee of the House of Commons. The Criminal Code Bill, though referred to in the Queen's Speech, never emerged from its pigeonhole in the Home Office. As the first successful attempt at codification, the Bills of Exchange Act marks a new departure in English legislation. The measure, therefore, must be regarded as an experimental one, and its operation should be carefully watched and criticised. If it works well, and proves useful to the mercantile (and not too useful to the legal) community, the precedent set by it will, doubtless, soon be followed, and other branches of tho law will, in their turn, be codified.

The history of the Act appears to be as follows:—The Bills of Exchange Bill, 1881, was drafted last year at the instance of the Institute of Bankers. The intention of the Bill was to reproduce, as exactly as possible, the existing law on the subject in a codified form, leaving to a later stage any amendments that might seem desirable and feasible. In a memorandum on the Bill, published last year in the Journal of the Institute, it is stated that " the object of the Bill is to consolidate into a single enactment the statutory and case law relating to bills of exchange, promissory notes, and cheques. The Bill represents the effect of eighteen statutes or parts of statutes, and of about 2,400 decided cases. I For the most part the law relating to these instruments is well 1 settled. In so far as that is the case, the object of the Bill is J merely to reproduce the existing law in a codified form. On a < few points, however, the law is doubtful. In dealing with them the Bill is, of necessity, declaratory." On this footing the Bill was introduced into the House of Commons by Sir John Lubbock, the president of the Institute of Bankers, in July, 1881, and, after having been read a second time, was not further proceeded with that session. During the recess the Bill was reprinted and circulated by the Institute, and criticisms on it invited from various quarters. This year the Bill was again introduced without alteration, and then referred to a strong Select Committee of nineteen members. The Solicitor-General was the chairman, and the committee included, among others, Sir J. Lubbock, Mr. C. T. Basing, Mr. Whitlet, Mr. Lewis Fry, Mr. Cohen, Q.C., Mr. R. T. Reid, Mr. Gibson, Mr. Asheb (the Solicitor-General for Scotland), and Mr. R. B. Mabtin. The Bill as originally drafted and introduced applied only to England and Ireland, but the Committee were empowered, if they thought fit, to extend it to Scotland. After taking the evidence of Mr. Dove-wilson, a Scotch commercial lawyer of eminence, the Committee decided that the Bill should apply to Scotland. It was found that, with one exception, English and Scotch law differed only in minor points of detail; and it seemed undesirable that in the case of au instrument so ambulatory as a bill of exchange the rights of the parties to it should vary according as it was made on the right or the left bank of the Tweed. A slight difficulty was caused by the fact that some of the terms used in the Bill had a different technical meaning in Scotch law from that which they had in English law. For instance, it was found that the expression to "charge a party to a bill" had a peculiar technical meaning in Scotland; so the term " render liable" had to be substituted for "charge" throughout the Bill. The Solicitor-General for Scotland undertook the necessary amendments and savings to adapt the Bill to Scotland. The Select Committee met ten times before they reported the Bill as amended by them. The report shows that the Committee never divided; so any amendments they introduced must been agreed to unanimously. Five or six clauses in the Bill were cut out as belonging rather to general law than strictly to the law of bills of exchange. The amendments introduced by the Committee are none of them of a sweeping character. Their object appears to be either to mitigate the rigour of rules laid down by judicial decision, or to bring the lawback into accordance with mercantile usage where it had diverged therefrom. The House seems to have accepted the Bill on the authority of the Select Committee, and it was passed through Committee and read a third time without discussion.

The Bill was introduced into the House of Lords by Lord Bbamwell, and again referred to a Select Committee. Lord Bbamwell presided over the Committee, which consisted of the law Lords, with the addition of Lords Wolvehton and Balfour of Burleigh. Lord Fitzgebald took charge of the measure in its later stages. The Lords Committee made several slight amendments in the Bill, but the only one of importance was the introduction of clause 74. This clause was introduced by Lord BbamWell to mitigate the rigour of the rule established by a series of decisions, that if the holder of a cheque docs not present it at once, and the bank on which it is drawn fails, the drawer is absolutely discharged, even though he may eventually get a dividend of nineteen shillings in the pound.

We believe that it is to the support and judicious conduct of the Bill by the Solicitor-General, and to the confidence accorded by the House of Commons to a measure vouched for by him, that the successful passing of the Aot is mainly due.

Tho Gazette of Anguft 39 contains an order ratifying a scbeme of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners under the Bishoprics Act, 1878, with reference to the new see of Newcastle. The scheme transfers to the Bishop of Newcastle the jurisdiction and patronage of the Bishop of Durham within the diocese of Newcastle; and establishes twenty-four honorary canonries in the cathedral church of St. Nicholas at Newcastle.

The Niw Law Courts.—A correspondent writes:—" It is hoped on all sides that her Majesty the Queen may be able to throw open this splendid pile of bnildings by some public oeremonial, on her return from the autumn recess at Balmoral, at the oloee of November, or early in December next. The breaking Bp of the old courts in Westminster Hall, and their permanent enthronement at Temple Bar, cannot now occur before January next. It is expected that many members of the legal profession will migrate from Westminster to the City, the Temple, Llnooln's-inn, &c, and that West-end office rents must necessarily decrease in proportion. Many notices to quit have been gireo already."—Timet.


It is natural enough that Sir Garnet Wolseley's occupation of the Suez Canal should provoke a good deal of ill-humour in France, which the proposed banquet to M. de Lcsseps i-? only too likely to aggravate. Already some oi chat gentleman's admirers are calculating the bill to be brought against this country, and remarking that under the constitution of the company the question will have to be settled by the Oouit of Appeal in Paris. Even a serious writer, like M. Beaulicu, argues that, in addition to the transit dues for the passage through the Canal, we shall have to indemnify the company for the indirect loss caused by the Canal being made the basis of military operations. The enormous tonnage of the ironclads, and the tariff of ten fr anes for each man, raise the transit dues to a sum at present estimated by M. Beaulieu at about £80,000, which will, of course, be greatly increased if the ships and men return by the same way. The indirect loss cannot yet be calculated; but it is possible that the risk, and still more the rise in insurance rates, may divert a considerable amount of traffic into the old route by the Cape, and produce a corresponding effect in the company's balance-sheet. It is obvious that this double claim is, in some degree, self-contradictory; and that if the company do such a good stroke of business through the passage of the English ships, they will have the less reason to repme at the diminution of their other customers. With regard to the payment of the transit dues we apprehend the British Government is not likely to raise any difficulty. When Lord Beaconsfield's Ministry moved 12,000 Indian troops through the canal, they paid for each vessel and for each man the toll fixed by the company's tariff. Every consideration of justice and of policy would lead Mr. Gladstone to follow this example; and it is probable that the principle of payment of the transit dues has already been conceded. On whom and in what proportions the cost of the war is ultimately to fall, forms, of course, a question to be hereafter discussed. But the suggestion that this country is liable for indirect damages to the Canal Company raises a very different issue, and is hardly likely to meet with much favour. The allegation that England, and not Arabi Pasha, is responsible for any losses which the company may incur rests not only on the assumption that the rebels would have respected the Canal had not Sir Garnet Wolseley made Ismailia the base of his operations, but on the further assumption that insurance companies would have felt so easy about the matter that they would have made no alteration in their rates. But even if we grant that the action of the British General has indirectly caused a pecuniary loss to the company, we apprehend that on no principle of international law is this country liable for the payment of such indirect damages.

The question of jurisdiction may be at once dismissed. In fact the notion that the case could come before the court at Paris rests on a misapprehension, as appears on reference to the 16th article of the Convention between the Viceroy and the Canal Company, dated the 22nd of February, 1866. It runs as follows:— "La Compagnie Universclle du Canal Maritime dc Suez etant Egyptienne, elle est regie par les lois et usages du pays; toutefois, en ce qui regarde sa constitution commc societe et les rapports des associos cntre eux, elle est, par une Convention speciale, reglec par les lois qui, en France, regissent les societes anonymcs. II est convenu que toutes les contestations de ce chef seront jugecs cn France par des arbitrcs avec appel, comme surarbitre, a la Cour Imporiale de Paris. Des differends en Egypte entrc la Compagnie et les particuliers, a quelque nationality qu'ils appartiennent, seront jugees par les Tribunaux locaux suivant les formes consacrecs par les lois et usages du pays et les Traites. Les contestations qui viendraient a surgir cntre lc Gouvernement Egypticn et la Compagnie s6ront egalcment soumiscs aux Tribunaux locaux et resolues suivant les lois du pays."

It is clear from this that the only questions which would ultimately come before the court at Paris arc internal and what wo may call shareholders' questions. Now, the alleged liability of this country to pay indirect damages docs not fall within this category. Whatever may have been the motives which induced the British Government to send their army to Ismailia, assuredly they were not acting in their capacity of shareholders in the Suez

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