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the property of the deceased for the purpose of appropriation in specie isvides that where a transfer for valuable consideration is made within three

clause 35 provides an appeal against the refusal of an application to register, Land Transfer Board, who are to inform the Commissioners of Inland which is certainly necessary, and was not before given. The power of the Revenue, and the caution is to expire at the end of six months unless Lord Chancellor to make rules from time to time is very wide, and is in some renewed by the commissioners, who may not without special leave renew respects extended by the revised clause, but sub-section 10 of the original after the expiration of two years from the date of the original entry. clause, which conferred upon the Lord Chancellor actual legislative power, The caution is to be removed on satisfaction of the duty. The has been struck out, and the suggestion made by the council that Parliament clause is intended to render impossible, as against purchasers or grantees, should have express and not merely implied power to annul any rules has the hardship of stale or dormant claims for duty, but its practical working been adopted. But it may be doubted whether under the clause as now is not clear. The enlargement of estates tail into absolute estates in fee inserted (clause 37 (2)) the functions of the Houses of Parliament are not simple, without any disentailing assurance, is slightly modified, so as to limited to the adoption or rejection of the rules as a whole, and this might, provide for the continuance of the entail not only in the case of a tenant especially in the case of the first rules, which must necessarily be voluminous, in tail in possession at the passing of the Act, but also in the case of a be extremely inconvenient, since, in order to strike out a particular rule or tenant in tail of unsound mind entitled in reversion at the date of the Act, class of rules, Parliament would be compelled to annul the whole. The com- and then and thenceforth until he becomes tenant in tail in possession. The mittee suggest that the clause should be altered in this respect, and allow section enlarging a base fee into a fee simple absolute has been struck out. either House to annul or modify all or any of the rules laid before the House. The clause abolishing future estates tail has been strengthened, and another The Committee feel bound to repeat the objection which appears to them clause added, extending the alteration of the law to lands of copyhold to exist to vesting the power of making rules in the Lord Chancellor alone. tenure. With the passing of the Act, therefore, estates tail will, except in The whole character of the measure, and the greater or less success of the the case of existing settlements, be no longer known to the English law. proposed scheme, will depend to a very great extent upon the rules issued Discontinuance of Registries of Deeds.-Power is taken to close local from time to time for the guidance of applicants and of the board. Scarcely registries as to part only of the land within their districts, if such part à clause of the Bill purports to do any act except in “the prescribed is within a land transfer district. In the clause (49, sub-section (1)) promanner,” or on “the prescribed conditions,” or within “the prescribed viding for the existing staff of existing registry offices, the words (p. 24, time," and it is not too much to say that the framer of the rules can line 8) “if he so consents,” which appear in the draft amendments have greatly extend or materially diminish the scope and effect of the Bill when been inadvertently left out, and should be inserted after the word “or” in passed into law. No doubt the Lord Chancellor will act upon the best in that line. The remainder of the clause is unaltered. formation, and the rules when issued may, if open to grave objection, be Supplemental Provisions.— The committee refer to their observations on annulled by Parliament; but the remedy is not one to be relied on, and the clause 37 as to the extreme importance of allowing a sufficient interval to Committee entertain strongly and unanimously the opinion that the rules elapse before registration is in any district made compulsory. But the Land should be framed by the Land Transfer Board, assuming its constitution to Transfer Board, if constituted at once, and entrusted with the preparabe strengthened as already suggested, or at all events by a tribunal on which tion of the rules, must of course

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office as soon after practising barristers and solicitors are represented, and should be submitted the passing of the Act as possible. An addition (sub-section 4) to the Lord Chancellor for approval and issue.' Upon the importance of has been made to clause 53, to which, if the committee rightly some such restriction the committee refer to the unanimous expression of apprehend its effect, they entertain very strong objection.

The clause opinion obtiined from the country law societies. The committee strongly deals with the remuneration of the members and officers of the Land urge that the rules, however and by whomsoever framed, should be issued Transfer Board, and goes on to provide that “any officers employed on behalf and in the hands of the profession and the public not less than six months of applicants for registration, or other persons dealing with the Land Transfer before the issue of any order in council declaring the registration of land Office, may be remunerated by the payment of such fees by the parties as may compulsory, so that preparation may be made for the revolution in dealing be prescribed.” This proviso appears to point to the establishment of officials with property in that district which such a declaration will involve. Unless authorised to transact for reward the business of the Land Transfer Office; this, or some such sufficient period, is allowed, the commencement of the new and it is obvious that such a system would be extremely unfair to system will inevitably be marked by extreme confusion, and disappointment, solicitors, and would, as has been previously found to be the case, lead since neither officials nor practitioners will have any previous knowledge of to touting of a very objectionable character.

The committee do not, the work which they are expected to perform. The Bill alone without the of course, desire to limiť the right of any proprietor to transact his rules contains nothing but a bare outline indicating the framework of the own business without employing an agent of any kind.

But if an intended organisation and procedure, leaving all details (and in such a agent be employed, and is to be remunerated for the services which system details are all important) to be "prescribed.”

he may render, the committee feel bound to claim that the business of The Committee further urge that the costs to be charged by solicitors in conveyancing for fee or reward which has up to the present time been respect of registration and the dealings with registered land should be fixed exclusively entrusted to solicitors should continue to be so entrusted. Public by the special tribunal constituted under the Solicitors’ Remuneration Act. policy has hitherto dictated this course as the best in the public interest,

Amendments of Law of Real Property.—The Bill proposes to abolish all and solicitors as a body have, in consequence of their exclusive privileges, existing modes, rules, or canons of descent as regards real estate ; gives to been subjected to summary discipline and to numerous restrictions. They the personal representatives of a copyholder à year within which to have to undergo a prolonged professional education and severe examinations, dispose of the copyhold land without taking admission ; empowers per- and their remuneration, instead of being, as in other professions, fixed by sonal representatives to appropriate real or personal estate in satisfaction themselves, is carefully limited by statute. The committee contend that it of a legacy or share in residue ; assimilates, except on one point, the rules of would be 'manifestly unfair and unreasonable to introduce, as part of a devolution and administration of real and personal estate on the death of the generally compulsory scheme, provisions tending to place the coma proprietor ; enlarges all estates tuil which could without any consent be barred duct of much, if not the greater part, of the conveyancing business

country into official hands. The change would operate sions which before the Act would have created an estate tail shall create with special hardship on solicitors practising in the country or in an estate in fee simple; repeals the Statute of Westminster the 2nd, and small practice. authorises the redemption out of capital of improvement rent charges tem

Moreover, on public grounds, and for guaranteeing as

much as possible the bona fides and accuracy of dealings with land, it is porary or permanent. The amendments authorising the appropriation of important that those who practise in land transfer business should be respon legacies or share of residue, enlarging estates tail into estates in fee simple, sible and well trained; and that all transactions should be conducted through and authorising the redemption of rent charges out of capital, are retrospective? a solicitor, who would'identify the parties, and be amenable as an officer of the council quite recently. The amendments introduced into the Bill go the intention of the proviso cited, they feel that on this point every possible much further than was originally contemplated, and assimilate the devolution, opposition should be offered to the Bill. In clause 56, in addition to district on the death of the proprietor, of real and personal estate for all purposes, ex- registrars of the High Court, there are inserted as oficers which may be made liable to probate or legacy duty, and that a surviving wife or husband is to Tax Commissioners, clerks to justices, or registrars of county courts." be entitled on intestacy to a life interest in the husband's or wife's real Miscellaneous. -Clause 62 has been introduced to complete the assimilation passing of the Act, and of infants and lunatics clause 39, Tsub-sections 29 time to take effect as a word of limitation only, for the purpose of deteiras and (4)). The committee think that the law should either be made the mining the quantity of the estate or interest to be taken by the person same as to both real and personal estate, or should be left as at present, and connection with whose name the word is used; but when used for the purpose that the provision by which a life interest in real estate is given to a of designating a class intended to take beneficially, shall, in documents exeincome. On the intestacy of a husband, bis widow would b? entitled to traryr intention appears, the construed to refer to the next of kin, according to

but in documents executed after the passing of the Act shall, unless a com: the income whether she were the mother of his children or not, and whether the statute tof distribution. The bill is to be construed as one with the Act she were married to a second husband or not, and the children might be of 1875, and is to come into operation on the 1st January, 1888. in the distribution of real estate The sanctioned, t the wordt opari pasteration (2,75 suggests that the difficulty inherent in an indefeasible title begin siele bio his personal estate,” which would greatly fetter the discretion of the personal representatives of the deceased proprietor, should be struck out of gaining ground.

evident to the framers of the Bill, and that the idea of a guaranteed title is

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be entitled in such a case either to no compensation, or to a proportionately vested in the Lord Chancellor alone, but in a board on which barristers less amount of compensation according to the degree in which he has so and solicitors should be represented. contributed. The committee regret to find that no provision is made for full The three alterations in the law referred to in questions 10, 11, and 12 compensation to the person aggrieved, but only for compensation to the are almost unanimously approved, though some of the societies consider amount of the purchase money or charge. It is obvious that if a registered the question one of public policy rather than of law. proprietor had acquired land for building, and had laid out money thereon, In addition to replies to the specific questions, most of the societies and was then dispossessed, the purchase money given for the vacant site expreseed opinions upon the Bill or specific clauses in it, and these have would be a very inadequate compensation. The committee repeat their been carefully considered and to some extent embodied in the supplerecommendation that, if the proposed scheme of insurance be retained, power mental report. should be given to a proprietor of land to increase the amount of his insurance by increasing his premium and filing a declaration of increased value in the prescribed manner.

LEGAL NEWS.

OBITUARY

Mr. John ROLAND PHILLIPS, barrister, stipendiary magistrate for the THE COUNTRY LAW SOCIETIES ON THE LAND borough of West Ham, died on the 3rd inst. after a lingering illness. TRANSFER BILL.

Mr. Phillips was the only son of Mr. David Phillips, of Cilgerrun,

Pembrokeshire, and was born in 1844. He was called to the bar at An appendix to the report of the Committee of the Incorporated Law Lincoln’s-inn in Trinity Term, 1870, and he formerly practised on the Society contains an epitome of the replies and observations of the South Wales and Chester Circuit. He was for some time on the staff of country law societies to and upon the queries submitted by the Incor- the Weekly REPORTER. Mr. Phillips was author of a “History of porated Law Society. These queries were as follows:

Glamorganshire," "The Civil War in Wales, and its Marches," and 1. Whether, assuming registration of title to be desirable, the modifica. other historical works. In 1881 he was appointed by Sir William tion of the Land Transfer Act, 1875, proposed by the Land Transfer Bill, Harcourt to the office of stipendiary magistrate at West Ham. Mr. 1887, is the best scheme possible, and, if not, whát improvements would be Phillips was a magistrate for the county of Essex. At the West Ham desirable ?

Police-court on the 4th inst., Mr. Meeson, mayor of West Ham, Mr. 2. Whether the system of registration of title ought to be made com- Bishop Culpeper, deputy-stipendiary magistrate, Mr. Bruty, clerk of the puisory?

court, and Mr. Thomas Willis, solicitor, expressed their sorrow at Mr. 3. Whether a Land Transfer Board and its branches, formed in the Phillips's death, and their sense of the industry, courtesy, and patience manner suggested in the Bill, would be able to despatch and deal which had characterized his magisterial career. Mr. Phillips was married promptly with the multitude of transactions in land which each day in 1873 to the daughter of Mr. Arthur Hargreaves, of Nebraska, U.8. press for settlement ?

Mr. JOHN WILLIAMS, solicitor, town clerk of Brecon, died at that place 4. What effect the system proposed is likely to have on the cost of con on the 27th ult. After a somewhat long illness. Mr. Williams was born veyancing, especially in transactions under £200 ?

in 1829. He was admitted a solicitor in 1861, having been articled to 5. Whether the plan proposed for the conversion of possessory or Mr. Roger Watkins, whom he succeeded in 1873 as town clerk of the qualified titles into absolute titles is likely to work well?

borough of P.recon, which office he held until his death. Mr. Williams 6. Whether the plan proposed for conclusively settling boundaries is had a considerable practice in the town and district. He was buried at likely to work well?

the Brecon Cemetery on the 30th ult., the mayor and many members of 7. Whether the plan proposed for an insurance fund is well adapted the corporation being present at the funeral. and sufficient to meet the dangers arising from fraud or mistake ? 8. Whether the proposed compositiou of the Land Transfer Board is Settlements, died at Freetown, Sierra Leone, on the 28th ult. Chief

Mr. Francis FREDERICK PINKETT, Chief Justice of the West African satisfactory; or whether it would be capable of any, and what improve- Justice Pinkett was the second son of Mr. Edward Pinkett, of Barnstaple, ment ?

and was born in 1838. He was called to the bar at Gray's-inn in 9. Whether the power of making the rules by, which the system of Michaelmas Term, 1863, and he practised for several years on the Western registration, confirmation of title, and transfer of land and charges, is to be formed and regulated, ought to be vested in the Lord Chancellor alone, Solicitor, Registrar-General, and Master of the Supreme Court at Sierra

Circuit and at the Devonshire Sessions. In 1880 he was appointed Crown or whether the concurrence should be required of any other authority ? 10. Whether it is desirable that real estates should vest on the death of

Leone. In the following year he was appointed to act as Chief Justice of the owner in his personal representatives ?

the West African Settlements, and in 1882 he received a permanent ap11. Whether is desirable that, on the death intestate of a landowner, Government of the West African Settlements, and he was a member of

pointment as Chief Justice. The deceased had twice administered the his real estate should be divided between his next of kin by his personal the Executive and Legislative Councils. representatives as if it were personal estate ? 12. Whether it is desirable that estates tail should be abolished ?

Mr. WILLIAM PETER JOLLIPPE, barrister, died suddenly at Bournemouth I wenty-one replies were received, of which we hope hereafter to pub- on the 31st ult. at the age of seventy-four. Mr. Jolliffe was the only son lish an analysis. The result of the replies may be thus summed up

of Mr. Christopher Jolliffe, of Tosh, Dorsetshire, and was born in 1813. A large majority of the replies are, on the assumption that registration He was called to the bar at Gray's-inn in Trinity Term, 1839, and he had of title is to be adopted, in favour of the scheme of the Bill, but stress practised for many years as an equity draftsman and conveyancer. Mr. is laid on the importance of a Consolidation Act (which the Lord Jolliffe had been standing counsel to the Governors of Queen Anne's Chancellor has since promised) and of numerous local registries with Bounty since 1878, he was selected a bencher of Gray's - inn in small districts. On the question whether or not the system should be 1875, and he was a member of the Council of Legal Education. He was compulsory, there is some difference of opinion, 15 being against and married in 1843 to the daughter of the Rev. William Penny, but he Shin favour of that course, while the view is more than once expressed became a widower in 1884. Mr. Jolliffe was buried on the 4th inst. that registration, if compulsory, should be applicable to possessory Mr. ROLLa Rouse, barrister, died at Fern Hill, Melton, Suffolk, on the titles only, and be in respect of the next dealing after the passing of the 2nd inst. in his eighty-second year. Mr. Rouse was the son of Mr.

William Rouse, of Hasketon, Suffolk, and was born in 1805. He was Fears are expressed that the system will be choked with the volume of called to the bar at the Middle Temple'in Michaelmas Term, 1839, and he work, unless district registries are very numerous and have but small dis was known as the author of several legal handbooks, including The trists attached to them, and unless the local knowledge of practising Practical Man,” “The Practical Conveyancer,” and “The Copyhold Ensolicitors be utilized.

franchisement Manual." He had also edited “Bateman's Law of AucThat registration must involve increased cost and delay is the almost tions." Mr. Rouse was a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for the county small transactions which are so numerous in the country. The societies Battalion of Suffolk kifle Volunteers. He was married in 1830 to the of Birmingham and Preston give valuable details upon this point. daughter of the Rev. Philip Meadows, but he had been a widower for about

Opinions are divided, but are, on the whole, adverse to the proposed five years. plan by which prossessory or qualified titles are made convertible into absolute titles, and fears are expressed that it would facilitate fraud, and would not be found useful enough to justify the cost and risk.

APPOINTMENTS. Not one of the societies is in favour of the plan for conclusively settling Mr. LEES KNOWLES, barrister, M.P., has been appointed Assistant boundaries, and fears are evidently felt that, if the plan should be adopted, Private Secretary to the President of the Local Government Board. Mr. much litigation would certainly result.

Knowles is the eldest son of Mr. John Knowles, of Pendlebury, LancaThe insurance fund is generally admitted to be a necessary part of shire, and was born in 1857. He was educated at Rugby and at Trinity the scheme, but objection is taken to its cost being thrown upon land- College, Cambridge. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's-inn in ehen his who are compelled to register, instead of upon the public, and to November, 1882, and he is a member of the Northern Circuit. Mr. The composition of the Land Transfer Board is not considered satisfactory: since July, 1886.

Knowles has been M.P. for the West Division of the Borough of Salford consist of " persons of experience in organization and administration as desiring that solicitors, who necessarily have much practical experience, helistasinconveyancing," is quoted, and the societies aderimininting is appointed a Commissioner to administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of

Judicature. should form part of the board.

There is a strong feeling that the power of making rules should not be Hodson), of Lichfeld, has been elected Town Clerk" of that city, in suc

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cession to Mr. Charles Simpson, resigned. Mr. Hodson was admitted a suing his researches. The results of his investigations, as given by the Times, solicitor in 1861.

are, first, proof of the successful results of the supervision of offenders disMr. FREDERICK TRELAWNBY HARB, solicitor, of Totnes, has been ap- charged from prison conditionally on their good behaviour during the unpointed Registrar of the Totnes County Court (Oircuit No. 58), and expired terms of their original sentences; and next, that one of the chief District Registrar under the Judicature Acts, in succession to his partner, defects of English procedure, in regard to criminals, consists in the general

He is surprised the late Mr. Theodore Bryett. Mr. Hare was admitted a solicitor in 1862. absence of the initiation of prosecutions by the Government.

that the institution of the office of Public Prosecutor, which at one time was He is clerk to the Totnes Burial Board and to the county magistrates.

so hopefully looked to, as holding out a prospect of better things, has resulted Mr. JOHN SPOURS NICHOLSON, solicitor, of Sunderland, has been

so disappointingly. He dwells upon the fact that an arrangement which appointed Clerk to the Boldon School Board. Mr. Nicholson was ad

throws upon private citizens, however poor and ignorant and otherwise occumitted a solicitor in 1884.

pied, the expensive burden of setting the law in operation for the vindication Mr. Thomas Mace, solicitor (of the firm of Kilby & Mace), of Banbury, of their most ordinary rights of property is fraught with much danger and inChipping Norton, and Charlbury, has been appointed Clerk to the Oxhill justice to the community, and tends to furnish impunity to the offenders in School Board. Mr. Mace was admitted a solicitor in 1872.

many instances and to inflict cruel wrongs on helpless sufferers. The work Mr. BERNARD Wise, barrister, has been appointed Attorney-General also contains interesting observations on many other matters, including

prison labour, reformatory and industrial schools. for the Colony of New South Wales.

Mr. WILLIAM SPEED, Q.C., has been appointed an Examiner for the degree of B.C.L. at the University of Oxford.

Mr. ARTHUR WILLIAM CRAWLEY BOEVY, barrister, has been appointed to act as a Police Magistrate at Bombay. Mr. Boevy is the fourth son

COURT PAPERS. of Sir Martin Crawley Boevy, Bart., and was born in 1873.

He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and he was called to the bar at

SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE. Lincoln's-inn in Trinity Term, 1868. He has been for many years a

ROTA OF REGISTRARS IN ATTENDANCE ON member of the Bombay Civil Service.

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Clowes The annual general meeting of the bar will be held in the old dining hall, Lincoln's-in, on Saturday, the 18th inst., when a resolution will be proposed to alter the date of the annual meeting to the last Saturday in the Hilary Sittings.

COURT OF APPEAL. Professional habit is difficult to shake off. Rumour has it that several

TRINITY SITTINGS, 1887. of the replies to the invitations to the festivities issued by the Incorporated SPECIAL NOTICE.- Queen's Bench Final Appeals in Court I., and Chancery Law Society were headed " Re the Entertainments"; and that at least one Appeals (General List) in Court 11., will be taken on the usual days during gentleman accepted the invitation to one banquet expressly “without l'inity Sittinge. prejudice” to his chances of the other.

Queen's Bench Interlocutory Appeals in Court I., and Chancery Interlocutory The Times announces the death, at Leipsic, of the eminent German pro

Appeals in Court II., will be taken on the firet day of the Sittings, also in fessor of jurisprudence, Dr. Johann Ernst Otto Stobbe. He was the author Wednesday, during the Sittings. Bankruptcy Appeals also, ae usual, on Fridays

Court I., on the second day (Wednesday), and afterwards as usual, every of a large number of valuable works, besides being the editor of the Zeitschrift in Court I. für Deutsches Recht.

Appeals from the Lancaster Palatine Court (if any), which have been passed The contract for the erection of the Victoria Law Courts, at Birmingham, and Thursday, July 7th, and Thursday, August 4th.

over in tbe General List, will be taken in Court II. on Thursday, Jane 9th, of which the foundation-stone was laid by the Queen a couple of months ago, has been assigned to Mr. John Bowen, of Birmingham, the sum being specially appointed by the court.

The Admiralty Appeals (with Assessors) will be taken in Court I. on days to be £78,869.

APPEALS FOR HEARING.
In order to avoid a contest, Mr. F. W. Maclean, Q.C., M.P., Mr. E. Cutler,
Q.C., and Messrs. A. Underhill, S. Hall, and F. Evans have withdrawn their

(Set down to Wednesday, June 1st, inclusive.) names from the list of candidates for election as members of the Bar Com

FROM THE CHANCERY DIVISION, THE PROBATE, DIVORCE mittee, and there will consequently be no necessity for a poll.

AND ADMIRALTY DIVISION (PROBATE AND DIVORCE), The Times says :-"It is generally well worth while to consider attentively

AND THE COUNTY PALATINE AND STANNARIES COURTS. the proceedings at the annual meetings of the Incorporated Law Society.

For Hearing. Rarely do they fail to elucidate points of practical importance. Their discus

(General List.) sions, an unfriendly critic might cay, at best express only the opinions of a Lord Camoys » Mayor, &o of Barslem appl of pltft from judg, of VC Bacon professional trade union ; but, at all events, it is an enlightened trade union, (part heard Feb 2, 1886, by Master of Rolis, Lords Justices Lindley & Lopse

8 0 for engineer to report-report filed —8 o till appln made to restore), cost-making spirit. Its work in past years stands out in favourable contrast to that most feeble of institutions, the Bar Committee, which, as far as is

from order of Mr. Justice Pearson, dated 26 March 1885 April 1, 1886 generally known, has yet done little more than indulge in querulous wails as

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1886. to distribution of patronage or puny unnoticed suggestions. Probably there never was a time when there was so little energy directed to legal reform

In re Company or Fraternity of Free Fishermen, &c. of Faversham & Co's Acts The movement for which Lord Selborne did so much, and which

app of the Company from winding op order dated March 30, made by Mr. resulted in the Judicature Acts, has long spent its force. Commons there is no interest in the matter, and no measure of legal reform

In the House of In re The Barangah Oil Refining Co id & Co.'s Acts app of W. P. Arnot from has the remotest chance of passing. In regard to criminal law, for example,

refusal of Mr. Justice North, dated Nov 3, 1886 Order by consent March 17– there is an absolute stoppage. Even a small, unobjectionable measure of De Mora v Concha app of Manuel A Concha, and Adelinda his wife, from order reform such as Lord Bramwell's Bill for easing the work of assizes by extend of Mr Justice Stirling, dated April 29, varying Chief Clerk's Certificate and ing the jurisdiction of justices to burglary meets with opposition. Some of

notice of contention by Juan Jose de la T Concha May 13 (to be in paper on example, which did good work in its time, is dead, and nothing has ciety fits In re Herbert u sugg, dec Surg v Sugg app of dfts from jdgt of Mr Justicos place. But for the activity of the Incorporated Law Society, legal reform as

Stirling, dated 1 July, 1886 Dec 7 (8 o pending arrangements) it was once understood—the efforts of legal experts to improve law-would be almost extinct.

887. Jones y Baldock app of dft William Rathbone from jdgt of Mr Justice Chitts,

dated 22 July, 1886 Jan 8 entitled Strafensystem und Gefängnisswesen in England." In order to

March 1886 Feb 2 (security ordered2 March) procure the materials and requisite information for the preparation of this

Metzlers (exore) v Chappell app of exors of Chappell from order of Mr Justice

Chitty, dated 19 Nov, 1886, disallowing items in account Feb 5 the courtesy of the authorities was furnished with every facility for the attain

app of dft Anne Smith from jdgt of v c Bacon, dated 12 Aug, 1886 Feb 19 in juiry from the German Government afforded him great advantage in pur

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CHANCERY DIVISION.
Norton v Norton_app of plt (in forma pauperis) from judgt of V C Bacon, dated
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TRINITY SITTINGS, 1887.
In re John Smith, dec Smith v Daniell app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice

Causes for Trial or Hearing.
Kekewich (sitting in combrs for Mr Justice Kay), dat-d 8 Feb, 1887 Feb 28

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Bankes v. Small app of dft from judgt of Mr Justice Kekewich, dated 11 Jan Motions, Petitions, and Short Causes will be taken on the usual days, as statel
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Thomas Weidben v Scattergood app of aft Alice Scattərgood from jdgt of Mr Causes with and without Witnesses will be taken by Mr. Justice Kay on

Justice Stirling, dated 24 July, 1886 March 9 (security ordered March 23) the usual Cause days ia the order as they stand in the Cause Book.
J W Weldhen v Scattergood app of dft Alice Scattergood from judgt of Mr Mr. Justice Chitty will take Witness Causes on the following days, viz. :-

Justice Stirling, dated 24 July, 1886 March 9 (Security ordered March 23). June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30, July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14,
Cavendish Cavendish app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice North, dated 1 Feb Mr. Justice North' will take Witness Causes on days to be named by
uary, 1887 March 10

His Lordehip. Seguin v Daugars (on behalf, &) app of dft G G Daugars from judgt of Mr Mr. Justice Stirling will commence takiug Witness Causes on Tuesday, June

Justice Kekowicb, dated 4 Feb 1887 March 12 (security ordered 14 May) 14; his Lordship will sit in Chambers on every Monday during the Sittings. In re G W Marrett, dec Chalmers v Wingfield app of plt from refusal of Mr

Mr. Justice Kekewich will take Witness Causes every day, in the order as they Justice Stirling to vary Chief Clerk's certificate, dated 21 Feb, 1887 March 14 staad in the Cause Book. Talbot v Talbot app of J L Frere from order of Mc Justice Chitty, dismissing Adjourned Summonses will be taken as follows :-Mr. Justice Kay, on petition March 17

Fridays and Saturdays; Mr. Justice Chitty, with Non-Witness Actions, except Sheppard, on behalf, &o, v The Scinde, Punjaub, & Delhi Ry Co app of plts Procedure Summonses, which (if any) are taken overy Sa urday; Mr. Justice from judgt of Mr. Justice Kekewich, dated 16 Feb, 1887 March 23

Stirling, on Fridays and Saturdays. In re T J Coward, dec Coward v Larkman (construction) app of dft CM

N.B.-Mr. Justice North will take Adjourned Sunmonses as follows:-Class Larkman from judgt of Mr Justice Kay, dated 19 Feb, 1887 March 23 I., with Motions, on Fridays; Classes II. and III., in the Non-Witness List;

Class IV., on Fridaye and Satardays. For description of each Class see notics FROM THE QUEEN'S BENCH AND PROBATE, DIVORCE, AND

issued by his Lordship's Chief Clerks, dated May 1, 1884.
Before Mr. Justice KAY.

Brown v Alabaster act wits
ADMIRALTY (ADMIRALTY) DIVISIONS.

Causes for Trial (with witnesses and Scovell v Robinson act wits
For Hearing.

without witnesses).

Spalding v Skoulding act & couater 1886.

In re Meyrick Hartmann Gillett v claim
Lowndes act

Rogers v Barry Docks and Ry Co act
Oppert v Beaumont & anr app of plt from judgt of Lord Justice Fry at trial in Eden v Weardale Iron Co, ld act wits Stier v Stier mij
Middlesex without a jury Aug 31

Ecolesiastical Comurs v Sir W Eden Andrews v Barnes act wits Messenger v Messenger app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice A L Smith at trial

aot

Judge v Tisdall act wits at Carlisle Nov 11

Russell v Davies act

Gaulard v Sir Coutts Lindsay & Co, Id 1887.

Lowther v Curwen act wits

act wits Ca sebourne & Co & Dorman Long & Co v Avery & ors Owners SS Chadwick & Kirby v Freeman act wits

Godwin v Rathbone act &mfj wits anr app of dfis R P Houston & Co from jdgt of Mr Justice Cave at trial at Mason v Westoby act

Hatten v Russell act Leeds wịthout a jury Jan 13

In re Stuart Mansion House Chmbrs Munro v Met & Mat Disct Ry Co

act Taylor v Haigh app of plt from jdgt of Mr Justice Grantham at trial at Leeds v Stuart act without a jury Jan 27

Native Guano Cold v Sewage Marine Johnson v Park act &mfj wits Waller v The Northern Accident Insurance Co, ld app of defts from jadgt of Cold act wits

Barnard v Hoare aot wits Mr Justice Cave at trial at Newcastle-on-Tyne without a jury Feb 10 (SO Venn y Hendriks act wits

Wilks v Newman act wits till June 18 by order

Russell v Lamb act and mfj wits Ryder v Auders act Darrant v Holdsworth & anr app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice Mathew at Blair v Deakin Eden v Deakin act Hobman v Hughes act wits trial without a jury in MiddxFeb 10

wits pt hd

Sampson v Streatham & Genl Estate Canning v Turner & anr app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice Day at trial at Magnus v Queensland National Bank Cold act wits Newcastle-on-Tyne with a jury Feb 10

Clarke v Lane mfj Calvert v Thomas & Lloyd app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice A L Smith Elmore v Piriie act wits

In re L Harbord & Patent Designs &c at trial at Liverpool without a jury Feb 11

Atkinson v Same act wits

Act motn Gribble v Brunton, Bourke & Co app of plc from judgt of Mr Justice Mathew In re Earl of Aylesford's Estate Acts Slann v Smith act wits at trial in Midds without a jury Fob 12

Machell v Earl Poulett act

In re Furber Rooke v Blandy act Wight v Shaw app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice Denman at trial at Croydon Denman v Leach act, wits

Bowden v Bowyer act &mfj with a jury Feb 15

Sharp v Brown act

Edison & Swan &c Coy Holland act Elliott v Dabell app of plt from judgt of Baron Pollock at trial without a jury in Sharp v McHenry act

Topping v Workington & District Middx Feb 15

Rowoliffo v Longford Wire Iron & Co Liberal Club ld act wits Fison & Co v Brabyn app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice Grantham at trial at

act wits

Milward y Jackson act & mij Ipswich without a jury Feb 17

Harris v Newitt act wits

Ballinger v Dunn & Duncan act wits Ship Bertha (claim for loss of life) Sellstrom & ors v Bristol Steam Navgn Co In re Bond Bigwood v Bond act & In re W Moss Lloyd's, Barnett's & app of plts from judgt of Mr Justice Butt, duted Mar 23, 1886 Feb 18 (with mfj

Bosanquet's Bk v Moss act out assessors–S 0 pending appl to House of Lords in Ship Bernina),

McDonald v Towerzey act, wits Briant v Falkner act Mac Iver and ors v Mac Iver app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice A L Smith, Harrison v Spitzley, act wits

Morris v Partridge act wits at trial at Liverpool without a jury Feb 22

In re Hardbottle Hardbottle v Hard - McNair v Howard act Ship Sara (claim by master) Baker v The Owners of Sare app of dfts (inter bottle act wits

Clifford v Cliff act wits veners) from judgt of Mr Justica Batt, dated Feb 14, 1887 Feb 23 (without In re Horwood Horwood v Paddison Dukas v Dukas act afgessors)

In re London Celluloid Co & Co's Acts Jones v Joon app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice Stephen, at trial at Cardiff Eisman v Scholes act and mfj without a jury Feb 23

In re St John St Joho v St Joan act Quait v Eastwood act wits Lisbman v Christie app of plt from judgt of Mr Justice Cave, at trial at New and samns wits

White v Peto Bros act wits castle-on-Tyne with a special jury Feb 28

Hancock v Wyatt act

Booker v Rollinson act wits The Chillington Galvanizing Co v J Batt & Co app of plts from judgt of Mr Hawkes v Curtice

Hansom v Virtue act wits Justice A L Smith, at trial at Liverpool without a jury Mar 1

Owen v Roberts act

Madle v Van act wits Attwells v Blows & anr app of dft Blows from jadgt of Mr Jastice Day, at trial Pemberton v Goodall act & sump In re Maxwell Mitchell v Maxwell act in Middx without a jury Mar 8 (S O during bkcy of deft Blows

Thwaite v Hill act

Vickery v Mayor, &e, of Folkestone A Jones & Co, id v Whitaker app or dtt from judgi of Mr Justice Stephen, at In re Coeli trial in Middx without a jury Mar 10

Hicks v Payne act wits act wits

Humpbries v Donnithorne act wits India Rubber, &c, Co v Henley's TeleThornton » Baker app of plt from judgt of Mr Jastice Field, at trial at Not- Thornhill v Hoy and act

wits

graph, &c, Co act wits The Masonic and General Life Assurance Co, ld v Pike app of plt Co from judgt

Gower v H M Postmaster Gou special Watson v Smith act wits

Tudman v Lowe act wits of Mr Justice Day, at trial without a jury Mar 11

St Saviour's District Bd of Works v Butcher v Galmoye act wits Pearman v Bardett-Coutts app of plt from part of judgt of Mr Justice Grove, at trial as to coats Mar 15

South-Eastern Ry Co act wits Dyer v Wilkinson aot wits
Smith » Hobbs app of dft from order of Justices Cave and Wills on special ca se

In re Kippax Ackroyd v Kippax act Hoare, Bart v Maggs act wits
wits

Armstrong v Hall act wits and judet thereon Mar 17

Goodall v Pemberton act and m fj Born (trading, &c) v Parker Bros act James v Bishop app of deft from judgt of Me Justice Wills at trial at Cardif wits

wits Guardians of Poor of Worcester Union v Guardians of Poor of Parish of Bir

Wiltsaira v Joyce act wits

Curtis & Harvey v Chilworth Gun

powder Co, ld act wits singham (Q B Crown Side) app of Worcester Guardians from Justices A L Sceptre Life Assoc v Harrison act wits Weaver v Jones act wits Suith and Grantham affirming order of Justices on special case trom Sessions

Upington v Hill act wits

Thomas v Birobgrove Steel Co, ld act Welchman v Leech act wits

wits Crears Burngeat, the younger (Exor) & anr app of plt from order of Justices Elliott v Merrill act wits

Paine v Goring act wits
Day and Wills setting aside verdict and judgt at trial—action tried by Mr Britain v Hirsch, Pritchard, & Co act Evans v Blaine act wits
Boom The Mutual Loan Fundo Association, la Maph of doft from judgt of Baron Ellington y Clark, Burnett, & Co, ia Gallard Sir Coutts Lindsay & Co

act wits

act wits Wm Lewis & ors v The Mayor, &c, of Borough of Swansea app of defts from judgt of Mr Justice Mathew at trial at Swansea without a jury March 26

Baskerville v Iron & Steel Works Meikle v Price act Baker y McGeorge & ors app of plt from judgt of Baron Pullook at trial in

Assoc, ld act wits

T&T Vicars v Bennis & anr act wits Middlesex without a jury March 28

Buckeridge v Patman act wits Coates v Whitehead mfj (short)

In re Bethell Haydon v Lightfoot Hardie v Didcot, Newbury, &o, Ry Co
To be continued.

act wits

March 22

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