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, Supper, and invaluable for Invalids and Children.” Highly commended by the entire Medical Press.

Being without sugar, spice. or other admixture, it suits nllpelstes, keeps tor years in all climates, and is four times the strength cl cocoas -rnrcnnsn yet wnnssn with starch, kc., and nv nnnrrv cnssrss than such Mixtures.

Made instantaneously with boiling water, a tesspnonful
to s Breakfast Cup, costing less than a halfpenny.
Cocosmvs A Ln V-IIILLE is the most delicate, digestible,
cheapest Msnilla Chocolate, and may he taken when

richer chocolate is prohibited.
In tins at ls. 6d., 3s., 5s. 6d., &c., by Chemists and
Grocers.
Charities on Special Terms by the Sole Pro rieto

To Her Majesty. the Lord Chancellor. the Whole of
the Judicial Bench O '

, orporation of London, &c.

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94, CHANCERY LANE, LONDON.

SUMMER TOURS IN SCOTLAND.

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strictest care and promptituds assured. Olficisl stamped
forms for advertisement and flls of “ London Gazette "
kept. Bv appointment.

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IIE IIHANGEIIY LANE SAFE DEPOSIT, 6| & 62, CHANGERY LANE, LIINIIUN.

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QUEEN INSIIIIRANGE COMPANY.

Head Ofiice of the Company: QUEEN msuanrca BUILDINGS, 10, DALE smear, LIVERPOOL.
London Oillce: QUEEN msunsnca BUILDINGS, so onscacnunca srnasr.

TWENTY-NlNTH ANNUAL REPORT.

The Report and Accounts for the year 18%, presented to the Shareholders at the Annual Meeting. on Thursday. May 5. 1887. showed in the FIRE BRANCH that the premiums for 15%. after dr-duict Re

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THE AUDITORS' REPORT. DATED Wni APRIL. l_S§7. STATED :— _ " We have examined the books of the Quccn Insurance Company, with the vouchers and securities. including the certificates sent honie irom the American and Australian bmnches for their investments. We have also examined the audited balance sheets of the foreign branches. and we cert1fY F11911° °°mbld balance shect exhibits n full and accurat vi f th

o ew 0 o comp11ny’s position on the 31st December, 1588, alsl & SON’ Gha'rt"ed Accountants.

Tun Income or ma Comrmr IS

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sow £706,892. Tm; Com-anr nae PAID IN BATIEI-‘ACTION or Cums 156.131.9159. T. WALTON THOMSON, General Manager. J . K. RUMFORD. Sub-Manaizcr. THO-S. J . DAVIDSON, Resident Secretary in London.

ACTIVE AND INFLUENTIAL AGENTS WANTED.

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TD THE HDLDERS DF INDIA £4 PEIIDENT. STDDK, AND
INDIA £4 PER DENT. STDDK DERTIFIDAIES.

India Oliice. 19th April. 1887.

The Secretary oi State for I ndia in Council hereby gives notice that, with reference to the India £4 per Cent. Stock and India £4 per Cent. Stock Certificates becoming redeemable at (par on or after the 10th October. 188$. as specific in the Advertisements under which the Stock and Stock Certificates have been issued. he is willing to grant alike amount of India £3 10s. per Cent. Stock and India £8 10s. per Cent. Stock Certificates respectively, in exchange for such India £4 per Cent. Stock and India £1 per Cent. Stock Certificates.

The holders of India £4 per Cent. Stock or Stock Certificates who avail themselves of this ctier will receive on the 6th July, 18131. mayment of £1 12s. 6d. per Cent. on the amount of In H per Cent. Stock or Stock Certificates surrendered. bein: a quarter's interest at £4 per Cent. per annum to that date, and ten shillings per Cent. per nnnum for a year and a quarter to October, 1828, paid in advance; and subsequently Interest will be due quarterly on the bth October. 5th January. 5th April, and bth July in each year. at the rate of £8 ios. per Cent. per anuum.

The Stock and Stock Certificates lgranled in exchange WI“ be consolidated with the ndia £3 10s. per Cent. Stock now existing. which is not redeemable until the 5th January, I981, but will be redeemable at par_on and after that day, upon one yea:-’s previous notice having been given in ‘The London Gazette" by the Secretary of State for India in Council.

The Books of the Stock are kept at the Bunk of England. where all Assignments and Transfers are made. All Transiers and Stock Certificates arc frec of Stamp Duty.

The same facilities are given in respect oi this Stock for the transmission of vidcnd warrants by post. and ior the exchange of Stock into Stock Ccitiflcntes with Coupons annexed payéible to bearer. as are Eiglen in 1 is case of Conso and India Four and

ee per Cent. Stocks. Trustees are empowered to invest Trust Funds in this Stock unless expressly forbidden by the Instrument creating the Trust.

Tho holders of India £4 per Cent. Stock 1-r Stock Certiiical es, who may desire to convert their Stock or Certificates _upon the terms above mentioned. are hereby required to sifilgtheir assent to the Secretary of State for In Council. in a form to he obtained at the Chief Accountant's Oflioe at the Bank of Lnfiland; and such assenta must be delivered at the C ief Accountant's Oflice at the Bank of En land on or before Wednesday, the 1st June, 1887. F1 em the time of the delivery of such aasenls, the holders of the India £4 per Cent. Stock thereby aflected will be precluded from dealing with theirrespectivs shares of that Stock; but on the 8th J une, or, in the case of asscnts sent in on or before the 26th May. on the 2nd J une, their share of India £4 por Cent. Stock having bee'nconcelledLcorrespondi.ili_F amounts of India. L8 its. per Lent. Stoc will be ins ocd in their names. and may from that date be dealt in. The ascents of holders of India £41I))ar Cent. Stock Certificates must he sccompanied y the Stock Certificates therein referred to, for which a receipt will be given, that will be exchangeable for the new India £es 10s. per Cent. Stock Certificates after the expiration of seven days from the date of surrender.

In the case of Stock transferable at the Bank of
Ireland, and of Certificates issued in respect thereof,
the foiiiis must be obtained from the Accountant-
General s Ofllce at the Bank of Ireland and the
nssents milat be delivered at that Oflice on’ or before
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Isiviélcbntd Vl:'a.rra.nt-ad bylpost relating to India, £-1 per

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£31112.‘ peg Cent. Bttock. B aveapphwbleU Ind

t t o inten on of the Se gm-y
Council that all holders of Indigrga pm. agagéa
or India £-1 per Cent. Stock Certiiicales who do n 1
on or before Wednesday, the ist June. 1831 sjgmgyc; '
the manner above described their ssscnt'to me - 1:;
India £a ios. per Ccnt_ Stock or India as 10s or uwp
Stock Certiilcatcs in lieu thereof shall be $233 “éugi
par on the 10th October, 1886, due notice of tho re-
payment being in that case given in October iss1,
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to the Secretary. By order.
JAS. C. PRIKSEP. Secretary.

YQORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY
l 1 Established 1836.
Loxnoir: 1, Moorgats-street, E.C. Annnir: 1,
Union-terrace.
INCOME A: FUNDS (I885) :-

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Firc Premiums ... ... ... ... £577,000

Life Premiums ... ... ... 191,000

lntcrcst... ... ... ... ... 132,000 Accumulated Funds .. .. .. £3,134,000

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L OFFICES to be LET. — Some splendid Rooms in n. fine building close to the Law ]Courts. the Patent Oflice, and _the Chancery-la_ne Safe Deposit; lighted by electric light. and with 1 every convenience; moderate rent; well suited fora solicitor, law stationcr, or patent agent.—Apply H9 the Collector's Uiiics in the Hall of 63and 64. Chancery-lane.

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i_ Vol. XXXI., No. 31. THE SOLICITORS’ JOURNAL. 487

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cA5E5 REPQRTED 1-H15 WEEK main principles and provisions of the Bill, and in particular on a

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f Tns srarsnssr that the Lord Chancellor will preside at the Iofithcoming banquet of the Incorporated Law Society is unfounded. e chair at the first dinner will be occupied by the President, 2115 at the second by Mr. G. B. GREGORY. Among the guests who Give accepted invitations are the Lord Chancellor, the Lord L agcellor of Ireland, the Master of the Rolls, Lord Honiiorsi-J, G°1' Cuniiisronn, several of the Judges, the Attorney and Solicitoregiemli Sir H. JAMES, Sir Cnaiims RussnLL, Sir HORACE Diivsv, an blffveml other members of the bar, the Vice-Chancellor of Mnage, find the President of the College of Surgeons.

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p°xYtE;liI.IEVE that the observations of the Council of the Incorthe he d aw Society on the Land Transfer Bill will probably be in The ail; s of the authorities in the course of the present week. confide “Jail: 011 a subjpct of so much importance there can be the refs to have rea y been any delay) has arisen mainly from sendililll out course adopted by the committee of the council in sociefigsa>3?!’ Of the Bill and Act of 1875 to all the country law in the all _ to sohcitors who are known to take a special interest

question of land transfer, asking for their opinions on the

series of queries relating to the chief proposals for registration and alteration in the law of real property. The tabulated replies to ‘these questions will afford a valuable epitome of professional opinion.

The NUMBER of Bills now before the House of Commons exceeds 250, and of these by far the greater proportion have been introduced by private members. Mr. Sraxnnr LEIGHTON proposes before long to call the attention of the House “ to the increasing number of Bills introduced by private members for the purpose of ventilating their own particular crotchets ; to the unscientific drafting of such Bills, and to the waste of public money and time in printing and discussing them, and to move that provision ought no longer to be made in the estimates for the printing and publication of Private Members’ Bills.” Considering that no Bill may be introduced without leave of the House, and looking to the large sums spent upon the printing of Parliamentary papers other than Bills, we think such a motion goes too far. But Mr. STANLEY LEIGIITON will do good service in calling attention to the unscientific drafting of Bills. The work of drafting Bills cannot be effectively done without professional assistance, and it would not be too much to require that, as the country pays for the printing of a Bill, the private member should pay for the proper preparation of the manuscript from which it is printed; to require, in short. that the draft of each Bill introduced by a private member should have on its back the name of u solicitor.

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In oun issui: of the 26th of March we called attention to the refusal of Mr. Fox, the registrar of the Croydon County Court, to allow unqualified practitioners to conduct cases before him, and we suggested that the Incorporated Law Society should be represented when the judge gave his decision on the question raised by the unqualified person, whether the registrar had the right to refuse to hear him, which the judge intimated he would do on the 5th of April. In accordance with our suggestion, Mr. HOLLAMS appeared on behalf of the society, and Judge LUSIIIINGTON delivered a very important judgment (ante, p. 396) to the effect that, in future, he would not allow unqualified persons to conduct cases in his courts. We understand that the Council of the Incorporated Law Society have printed the judgment, and have sent a copy to all the county court registrars, with a request that they should decline to permit agents and other unqualified practitioners to conduct cases before them. The judgment has also been sent to all the provincial law societies, with a letter suggesting that each society should aid the council in putting a stop to the very objectionable practice referred to. We are glad to be able to add that several of the county court judges and their registrars have followed Mr. Fox's examp e, and have refused to hear agents, and we hopc soon to be able to announce that n practice so injurious to the public and the profession has, in this way, been stamped out.

Turns was an advertisement the other day in the Times asking any firm having the papers of a solicitor who, in 1852, practised near Lincoln's-inn-fields to communicate with the solicitors inserting the advertisement. This is only o._ specimen _of a last desperate attempt to solve the perplexities which daily arise among London solicitors in tracing papers. Pirms dissolve partnership or transfer their business to other solicitors. _The papers change hands, and frequently there is no mode of tracing them, or a long and laborious inquiry is necessary to find them. Can no means be devised for remedying this inconvenience ? Suppose the Incorporated Law Society were to open_ and keep a register, in which, on payment of a small fee, solicitors w_ho receive the papers of other solicitors, on taking over their business, might enter the fact of the transfer, the register being open for inspection by solicitors on payment of a fee. If circulars and forms were sent to all London solicitors asking them to fill in the names of all former firms or solicitors whose papers they'at present hold, and an intelligent clerk were set to the preparation and keeping up of an index, a work of the greatest utility to the profession might be accomplished, and we think it can hardly be doubted that the

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