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LAW STUDENTS’ JOURNAL. THE INCORPORATED LAXV SOCIETY. HONOURS EXAMINATION. January, 1887. At the examination for honours of candidates for admission on the roll of solicitors of the Supreme Court, the examination committee recommended the following gentlemen as being entitled to honorary distinc

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FIRST Ctass.
[In order of merit.]

George Bailey Wilson, B.A., who served his clerkship with Mr. Herbert
Moser, of Kendal. and Messrs. Roberts, Barlow, & James, of London.

Arthur Smith, B.A., who served his clerkshi with Mr. Henry Ackerley of Wigan, and Mr. Charles Ellis Bird, of Lonrlhn. ‘ '

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To lifr. Smith—Prize of the Honourable Society of ClifEord’s-inn-value 10 giimeas. _ chgie council have given class certificates to the candidates in the second

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LEGAL NEWS.
OBITUARY.

d_Sir GBCQRGE Dims, formerly a judge of the Court of Session in Scotland, _ "Id, 13-. Heriot-row, Edinburgh, on the 7th inst., after along illness, in his 88rd y_ear. Sir G. Deas was the son of Mr. Francis Deas. of Falkand, _Fifeshire, and was born in 1801. Ho was educated at the University of Edinburgh, and he was admitted a member of the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland, 1828. He rapidly acquired a good practice. He filled the W508 Of adrocate depute from August, 18-10, till September, 1841, and he gas reappointed to that post in 1846. He was sheriff of the counties of s0ss_and Cromarty in 1850, and in the following year he was appointed I0ll01l701'- General for Scotland under Lord John Russell's administration. tiil 1853 he was appointed a Lord Ordinary, assuming the honorary Jll e_ of Lord Deas, and in_ the following year he became a Lord of

iisticiary. In 1808 he received the honour of knighthood, and about a yea; later he became a Judge of the first division of the Court of Session. Q? 3351 83¢! thirty-one years of judicial service, he retired on ii pension. ~i_r G. Deas had_bee_n twice married, his second wife having been the widow of Sir BGDJBIIIJIIJ. Outram, C.B., M.D.

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when Governer of Bonibsy, and in 1874 he was appointed political Aldede-Camp to the Secretary of State for India.

Mr. Dssxis FITZPATRICK, barrister, who has been created a Companion of the Order of the Star of India, is the second son of Mr. Thomas Fitzpatrick, of Dublin, and was born in 1837. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and he was called to the bar at the Inner Temple ii 128959? '1_'_91'l11. 1872. He has been a member of the Bengal Civil Servici since 1899, and he is now secretary to the Govemiizent of India in the Legislative Department.

Mr. Sven Auaaii Au, barrister, who has been created a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire, was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in Hilary Term, 1873. He was formerly lecturer in Mohammedan Law at the Presidency College, Calcutta, and he was appointed a member of the council of the Governor-General of India in 1884.

Mr. Gnoiios F. Hnociss (of the firm of Huggins & Riitland), of Roll'schambers, 89, Chancery-lane, has been appointed a Commissioner to admimster Oaths m the Supreme Court of Judicature. Mr. Huggins was admitted in 1880.

_li_Ir. Hnxiir LELAND HARRISON, barrister, has received the honour of knighthood. Sir H. Harrison is the second son of the Rev. James Harewood Harrison, rector of Baybrook, Northamptonshire, and was born in 1838. He was educmt/ed at Westminster and at Christ Church, Oxford, and he was called to the bar at Lincoln's-inn in Michaelmas Term, 1870. _He has been for many years a member of the Bengal Civil Service, and he 1SlClIBl1‘l11£l11 of the Calcutta Corporation and commisioner of Calcutta po ice.

Mr. Cuannns EDWARD Lewis, solicitor, who has been elected l\I,P. for the Northern Division of the County of Anti-im in the Conservative interest, is the third son of the Rev. George William Lewis, and was born in 1825. He was educated at St. Saviour’s Grammar School, Southwark. He was admitted a solicitor about the year 1848, and he was for many years the head of the firm of Lewis, Munns, 8: Longden, of Old Jewry. Mr. Lewis was M.P. for the borough of Londonderry from 1872 till last November, when he was unseated on petition.

GENERAL.

Mr. Ernest Egbert Blyth, B. A., of Norwich, solicitor, was a. successful candidate at the last examination of the University of London for the degree of Doctor of Laws. We are informed that during the last ten years on y seven candidates have succeeded in passing this examination.

At the Carnarvon Borough Police Court, on the 14th inst., John J. Roberts, of Carnarvon, was charged, at the instance of the Incorporated Law Society, with wilfully and falsely pretending to be a solicitor. Mr. David Owen (Bangor), secretary of the Anglesey and Carnarvonshire Law Association, prosecuted, and Mr. Lloyd Carter (Carnarvon) defended. In stating the case for the prosecution Mr. Owen said that the defendant was charged under section 12 of the 37 Sc 38 Vict. c. 68: “Any person who wilfully and falsely pretends to be or takes or uses any name with addition or description implying that he is duly qualified to act as an attorney or solicitor, or that he is recognized by law as so qualified, shall be guilty of an offence under this Act, and be liable to a penalty not exceeding £10 for each such offence." On the 26th of November, 1886, the defendant wrote the following letter to a lady residing at Prestatyn, demanding payment of a certain sum of money :-“ 22, Castle-square, Carnarvon, 26th November, 1886.—Dear Madam,—I am in receipt of your letters and note their contents. You do not seem to care about carrying out your promises, therefore I have to give 8 final notice that, unless the full amount is remitted on or before Tuesday next, the 30th inst., I shall issue a writ against you without further iiotice.—Yours truly, JOHN J. Roiisii-rs. Mrs. Evidence was given of the receipt of the letter, and proof of the haudwriting.—Mr. Carter, for the defen ant, submitted that no offence had been made out, as the prosecution had failed to prove that the defendant had acted wilfully and falsely. The bench imposed a penalty of £2 15s., including costs.‘

On the 11th inst., in the House of Commons, Mr. M. Healy asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention had been called to the further observations in reference to English winter assize arrangements made by Mr. Justice Grantham at Hertiord; whether it was the fact, as stated by the learned judge, that there had been cases in which, owing to the transfer of prisoners and witnesses from one county to another, the prosecution of a petty larceny had cost as much as £100; whether other English judges entertained and had expressed views similar fo those of Mr. Justice Grantham; and whe1i_tlie decision of the Lord Chancellor as to the rearrangement of circuits might be expected. Mr. Matthews said he had seen the observations reported in the newspapers. Asto the second part of the question, he was informed by the examiner of costs that he knew of no case in which the costs of a prosecution for petty larceny amounted to £100, and that the average cost of such prosecutions was under £10. As to_the_ tliird part of the question, he was not able to say whether other English judges agreed with the views expressed by Mr. Justice Grantham. And as the lust part of the question, a committee of Judges were now considering the subject, and their decision might be expected shortly. A Sussex magistrate has since written to the Tmm to say that the costs in the case referred to were £80.

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WII.I.I.uIs, EDWARD, Aston. nr Birmingham, Carpenter. Birmingham. Pet Feb 9. Ord Feb 9

WILL2. CEIIOMAB FBEETIIY, Neath, Beerhouse Keeper. Neath. Pet Feb 9. Ord

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WILSON, CHRISTOPHER NATHANIEL, Guiselcy, nr Leeds, Oil Merchant. Bradford. Pet Feb 7. Om Feb 7

WIiInI.I-:'roN. JOHN, New ort, Isle of Wight, Pork Butcher. Newport and Ryde. Pet Feb 7. Ord Feb 7

The folowing amended notice is substituted for that published in the London Gazette of Jan 14. TUR.\'8RaFIBANClS Gama, residence unknown, Widow. High Court. Pot Dee 1. r an 10 The following Amended N otic-es are substituted for those published in the

_ London Gazette of Feb -1.

SrEvENs. W1I.i.I.\.\Is, and ALFRED Gnirrrriis, Chepstow, Mon, Ship Brokers. Newport, Mon. Pet Aug 14. Ord Feb 2

TREVnES(.'lI)TS, S.uwI~:t., Newport, Mon, Draper. Newport, Mon. Pct Feb 2. Ord

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BROWNING, J OIIN OSBORN, Glapthorne, Northampton, Farmer. Feb 21 at 12.30. Fountain Hotel, Huntingdon

CARTER. BURNARD, Lee, Kent, Mariner. Feb 23 at 3. 109, Victoria st, Westniinster

CHANDLER, THOMAS, Brighton, out of business. Feb 18 at 3. 011 Rec, 4, Pavilion bldgs. Brighton

CLARK, THOMAS U1-zonorz. The Hollies, Hampton Wick, Tea Merchant. Feb 18 at 11.30. Room 16. 30 and 31, St Swithin's lane

Cnoox. J omr, and I1IciI.u1n Caoox. Friargate, Preston, Lancashirc. Tailors. Feb 18 at 3. Otf Rec, 1-1, Chapel st, Preston

CURTIS, J OIIN, Sutton on Hull, Yorks. Brick Manufacturer. Feb 21 at 2. Hull Incorporated Law Society. Lincoln's inn bldgs. Hull

Dicxixsoai, JoIIé~i1lléi.ii;("liIN, Sheiiield, Engraver. Feb 21 at 3.30. Oil Rec. Fig

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WARD, JEFFERSON MINITHOBPB, Scarborough, Fishing Vessel Owner. Scar-
borough. Pet Feb 11. Ord Feb 11 _
WEBB, ELIZABETH, Brighton, Spinst-er. High Court. Pet Jan 26. Ord Feb 10

wIN1)ELAN‘K,E., Manchester, Paper Merchant. Manchester. PetDec2l. Ord Feb 11

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