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ISRAEL, HENRY ASH, Central Meat Market, Meat Salesman. High Court. Pet REDGATE, HERBERT, Nottingham, Lacemaker. Aug 19 at 12. Off Rec, 1, High
Bankruptcy bldgs, Lincoln's inn
11. Stanhope Hotel, Holsworthy
Albert rd, Middlesborough
Rec. Ogden's ch bre, Bridge st, Manchester
Rec, 8, King st, Norwich
Bankruptcy bldgs. Portugal st, Lincoln's inn fields
TAYLOR, FREDERICK, Hunslet, Leeds, Earthenware Manufacturer. Aug 22 at 11. 9. Ord Aug 9
Off Rec, 22, Park row, Leeds MORGAN, JOHN, Cardiff, Mason. Cardiff. Pet Aug 9. Ord Aug 9
TAYLOR, JAMES, Hexbam, Northumberland, Publican. Aug 22 at 11. Off Rec,
Pink lane, Newcastle on Tyne PAILLARD, ARTHUR. Holborn Viaduct, Musical Instrument Importer. High
THORNTON, JAMES, Oxford, Bookseller. Aug 19 at 11.30. Law Society, Chancery, Court. Pet Aug 10. Ord Aug 10
lane PALMER, ALBERT, and ALBERT EDWARD PALMER, Yeovil, Somersetshire, Glove Manufacturers. Yeovil. Pet Aug 8. Ord Aug 8
TURNER, WALTER ERNEST, Bath, Eating House Keeper. Aug 22 at 12. Mr. R. H.
Moore, High Bailiff. York'st, Bath PEMBERTON. OLIVER JAMES, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, Licensed Victueller. Birmingham. Pet July 28. Ord Aug 9
WEBSTER, FISHER, and JAMES WILLIAM WEBSTER, Swavesey, Cambs, Millers.
Aug 24 at 1. Fountain Hotel, Huntingdon
YAPP, THOMAS, Hereford, Confectioner. Aug 23 at 10. 2, Offa st, Hereford
The following amended notice is substituted for that published in the 10. Ord Aug 10
London Gazette of Aug 5.
17, Hertford st, Coventry ROBERTSON, JOSEPH, Tokenhouse yard, Financial Agent. High Court. Pet July
ADJUDICATIONS. 93. Ord Aug 8 SANGER, WILLIAM, Margate. Proprietor of Steam Roundabouts. Canterbury.
ADAMS, HENRY CADWALLADER, Twickenham, Esq. Brentford. Pet Aug 4. Ord Pet July 14. Ord Aug 8
Aug 9 SPARKE, JOHN, Deal, Schoolmaster. Can erbury. Pet July 13. Ord Aug 8
ALLATT, FREDERICK THOMAS, Frizington, Cumberland, Chemist. Whitebaven. SUTTON, WILLIAM, Hampton in Arden, Warwickshire, Coal Merchant. Birming- APLINE HENRY: Combe Šť Nicholas, Somersetshire, Farmer. Taunton. Pet bam. Pet Aug 9. Ord Aug 9
May 27. Ord Aug 8
BAINES, WILLIAM HENRY, Nottingham, Grocer. Nottingham. Pet July 11. Ord
BATTS. WILLIAM BEASANT, Hambledon, Hants, Bricklayer. Southampton. Pet
BIRD, JOHN, Hammerwich, Staffordshire, Farmer. Walsall. Pet Aug 8. Ord
BISHOP, EDWIN THOMAS, Newcombe rd, Landport, Baker. Portsmouth. Pet
BROOME, - Brighton, Grocer. Brighton. Pet July 9. Ord Aug 8
CHISHOLM, RALPH, the younger, East Allerdean, Northumberland, Farmer.
Newcastle. Pet. Aug 8. Ord Aug 8
COPEMAN, WALTER, Lowestoft, Butcher. Great Yarmouth. Pet July 19. Ord
Cox, WLH, St Martin's le Grand, Government Clerk. High Court. Pet Sec 103.
Ord Aug 9
DAWSON, SEWELL, Brampton, Huntingdonsbire, Farmer. Peterborough. Pet
Aug 8. Ord Aug 8 ALLATT, FREDERICK THOMAS, Frizington, Cumberland, Chemist Aug 22 at 12. Downs, CHARLES, Lavender hill, Clapham, no occupati .n. Wandsworth. Pet 67. Duke st. Whitehaven
May 20. Ord Aug 9
Ord Aug 9
July 19. Ord Aug 9
Ord Aug 10
July 19. Ord Aug 9
Wandsworth, Pet ruptcy bldgs, Portugal st, Lincoln's inn fields
July 29. Ord Aug 6
Ord Aug 6 12. Off Rec, Pink lane, Newcastle on Tyne
PAILLARD, ARTHUR, Holborn viaduct, Musical Instrument Importer. High COLLINS, CHARLOTTE, Binfield, Berks, Baker. Aug 20 at 11. Herbert & Sons,
Court. Pet Aug 10. Ord Aug 10 Peascod st. Windsor
PHIPPARD, SOHN, Swanage, Dorset, Lodging House Keeper. Poole. Pet Aug
10. Ord Aug 10
Court. Pet July 12. Ord Aug 10
RHODES, DANIEL, Dewebury, Newsagent. Dewsbury. Pet Aug 9. Ord Aug 9
Pet Aug 3. Ord Aug 8
SIDDELEY, JOSHUA, and JOHN SIDDELEY, Liverpool, Ice Manufacturers. Liverinn HIBBEN, JOHN MAXTED, Gt Yarmouth, Shipsmith. Aug 20 at 1. Off Rec, 8,
Aug 10 King st, Norwich
SYMONS. THOMAS EDWARD, Hereford, Builder. Hereford. Pet Aug 8. Ord HUNT, CHARLES, Stroud, Glos, Cabinet Maker. Aug 20 at 3. Imperial Hotel, TAYLOR GEORGE, Barnwood, Gloucester, Butcher. Gloucester. Pet Aug 10.
Aug 19 at 3.
Ord Aug 10
TRIGG, HANNAH, Manchester, Licensed Victualler. Manchester. Pet July 15. JONES. EVAN, Tyddyn-calchwr, Llanfwrog, Ruthin, Denbighshire, Farmer. Sept 13 at 11.45. County Hall, Wrexham
TURNER, GEORGE, Strafford rd, Acton, Florist. Brentford. Pet Aug 3. Ord
Ord Aug 9
WILDING, HENRY AMBLER, Frederick st, Gray's inn rd, Clerk. High Court.
Pet June 9. Ord Aug 8
WILLIAMSON, John. Droit wich, Worcester, Clerk in Holy Orders. Worcester. mingham
WRIGHT, ALBERT GEORGE, Broadwater, Sussex, Builder. Brighton. Pet July MORTIMER, JOHN ROBERT, Gt Driffield, Yorks, Corn Merchant. Aug 19 at 2.
31. Ord Aug 8 PALMER, ALBERT, and PALBERT EDWARDY PAEXkk, Yeovil, Somerset, Glove YOUNG, J ARTHUR, Westminster chmbrs, Victoria st, Engineer. High Court.
WRIGHT, EDWARD, Sheffield, Builder. Sheffield. Pet July 20. Ord Aug 10
Pet June 9. Ord Aug 8
London Gazette.-TUESDAY, Aug. 16.
AYLWARD, JOHN, Coventry, Perambulator Manufacturer. Coventry. Pet Aug
13. Ord Aug 13
HARRES, sinshHatton Garden. Aug 22 at 1'. Bankruptcy bldgs, Lincoln's Solo Pon) Nettoya Birmingham, Glazier. Birmingham. Pet June 17. Ord
Rec, 1, High
BARNES, WALTER, Pullar rd, West Barnet, Grocer. Barnet. Fet June 25. Ord
ALDRIDGE, JOSEPH, Ludgate hill, Ironmonger. Aug 24 at 11. Bankruptcy bldgs,
Portugal st, Lincoln's inn fields
AUGUST, WILLIAM HENRY, Croydon, Surrey, Grocer. Aug 29 at 11.30. Off Rec,
BARRETT, WILLIAM, Bristol, Bootmaker. Aug 26 at 12.30. Off Reo, Bank chbrs,
BATTS, WILLIAM BEASANT, Hambledon, Hants, Bricklayer. Aug 23 at 3. Off
BEVAN, WILLIAM, St George, Glouces, Butcher. Aug 25 at 12. Off Rec, Bank
BIDEN, LUCY, Truro, Cornwall, Stationer. Aug 23 at 12. Off Rec, Boscawen st,
BIBD, JOHN, Hammerwich, Staffs, Farmer. Aug 29 at 11. Off Rec, Wa'sall
BLOORE, ELIZABETH, Walsall, Grocer. Aug 25 at 3.30. Off Rec, Wolverhampton
lane, Sheffield CLARKE, CHARLES ALBERT, Calverley, Yorks, Boot Maker. Bradford. Pet Aug BOWDEN, SAMUEL ELLIOTT, Exmouth, Harbour Master. Aug 26 at 11. Off Rec, 11. Ord Aug 11
13, Bedford circus, Exeter CORDY, THOMAS HENRY, Bristol, Cabinet Maker. Bristol. Pet Aug 11. Ord
BROWN EDWIN JAMES, Bath, Printer. Aug 26 at 3.30. R. H. Moore, York st,
Aug 23 at 2. Miller Corbet, solor, Kidderminster
George and Railway Hotel, Victoria st, Bristol
Rec, 31, Manor row, Bradford
Bank chbrs, Bristol
Rec. 3, Haven st, Gt Grimsby
Carey st, Lincoln's inn
Ord Aug 13
& Son, High st, Barnstaple
Rec, Pink lane, Newcastle on Tyne
23 at 11. 33. Carey st, Lincoln's inn
pool. Pet Aug 11. Ord Aug 11
GORE, SAMUEL, Tenbury, Worcestershire, Livery Stable Keeper. Aug 23 at 11,15.
Swan Hotel. Tenbury
Talbot Hotel, Stour bridge
Oft Rec. Bank chbre, Bristol
Lion Hotel, Bridlin ston
facturers. Aug 25 at u. Off Rec, 31, Mapor row, Bradford
HIRST, SAMUEL, Leeds, Bill Discounter. Aug 24 at 11. Off Rec, 22, Park row,
HOUGH, THOMAS, Wolverhampton, Bicycle Manufacturer. Aug 30 at 11. off
Rec, St Peter's close. Wolverhampton
HUGHES, WILLIAM, and THOMAS Owen, Bangor, Ironmongers. Aug 24 at 12. Off
Rec, Crypt chbrs, Chester
Rec, 109, Victoria st, Westminster
Portugal st, Lincoln's inn fields
LOVETT, SAMUEL, Birmingham, Coal Merchant. Aug 26 at 3. 25, Colemore row
MARRIOTT, WILLIAM HENRY, Harbury, Warwick, Builder. Aug 25 at 11.15. Off
Rec, 17, Hertford st, Coventry
MARSDEN, ALGERNON MOSES, Fioborough rd, South Kensington, of no occupaTAYLOR. ALFRED, Stalbridge, Dorset, Brewer. Salisbury. Pet Aug 12. Ord
t'on. Aug 24 at 12. Bankruptcy bdgs, Portugal st, Lincoln's inn fields
MATTACKS, GEORGE, Ford st, Boot Manufacturer. Aug 23 at 11. 33, Carey st,
MERCER, ALFRED, Lutterworth, Leicester, Surgeon's Assistant. Aug 21 at 11.30.
MILSOM, JAMES, Watford, Herts, Ironmonger. Aug 25 at 11. Blagg & Edwards,
PHIPPARD, JOHN, Bwanage, Lodging house Keeper. Aug 24 at 3. Off Rec,
PINCKNEY, JOHN ASHWORTH, Liverpool, Chartered Accountant. Aug 24 at 3. 11. Ord Aug 11
Off Rec. 35, Victoria st, Liverpool
POPE. HENRY ALEXANDER, Swansea, Licensed Victualler. Aug 24 at 11. Off
Rec, 6, Rutland st. Swansea
PROBERT, ARTHUR JAMES, Hay, Brecknockshire, Butcher. Aug 26 at 10. 2, Off :
st, Hereford WHITE, JOHN, Stillington, Yorks, Tailor. York. Pet Aug 11. Ord Aug 11
RUFF, WILLIAM, Little Staughton, Beds, Machinist. Aug 23 at 12. 8, St Paul's WILLIAMS, JOHN HEZEKIAH, Newport, Mon, Grocer. Newport, Mon. Pet Aug 13.
SEWARD, THOMAS, Kington upon Hull, Timber Merchant. Aug_25 at 2. InWISEMAN, JOSEPH JOHN, Westbourne, Bournemouth, Plumber. Poole. Pet Aug
corporated Law Society, Lincoln's inn bldge, Bowlalley lane, Hull
SLAPOFFSKI, JOSEPH GUSTAVE, Camden st, Camden rd, Professor of Music. Aug WOLFFE, AUGUST, Hedon-in-Holderness, Yorks, Innkeeper. Kingston on Hull.
25 at 12. 33, Carey st, Lincoln's inn Pet Aug 12. Ord Aug 12
STEEL, JAMES, Oheltenham, Dealer in Domestic Machinery. Aug 23 at 3.30. WOOD, WALTER, Delahay st, Westminster. High Court. Pet July 1. Ord Aug 11
County Court Office, Cheltenham
SYMONDS, THOMAS EDWARD, Hereford, Builder. Aug 26 at 10.30. 2, Offa st, WRIGHT, BRYCE MCMURDO, Regent st, Mineralogist. High Court. Pet July 16. Hereford
TAYLOR, GEORGE, Gloucester, Butcher. Aug 23 at 11. Off Rec, Gloucester
TEAL. JEREMIANI, Draughton, nr Skipton, Yorks, Farmer. Aug 29 at 12. Ship MORGAN, JAMES FERRENT, Glamorgan, Innkeeper. Pontypridd. Pet Aug 9. Hotel, Skipton
Ord Aug 9 TILLOTSON, STEPHEN AINSWORTH, Burnley, Picker Maker. Aug 23 at 3. Ex NEALE, DANIEL, Westgate, Wakefield, Hatter. Wakefield. Pet July 25. Ord change Hotel, Nicholas st, Burnley
Aug 9 WAGHORN, GEORGE, Tunbridge Wells, Lodging house Keeper. Aug 24 at 12. ORME. JOHN, West Bromwich, Journeyman Butcher. Oldbury. Pet Aug 6. 4, Pavilion nlangs, Brighton
Ord Aug 11 WATERFALL, WALTER JOHN, Coventry, Gasfitter. Aug 23 at 11. Off Rec, 17, PASS, BENJAMIN, and HARRY ALBERT, Newcastle on Tyne, Fancy Goods Dealers. Hertford st, Coventry
Newcastle on Tyne. Pet July 23. Ord Aug 12 WATSON, HENRY, Basingstoke, Hants, Builder. Aug 24 at 2. Off Rec, 4, East PAWLEY, CHARLES JAMES CHIRNEY, Moorgate st, Architect. High Court. Pet st, Southamnton
April 19. Ord Aug 13 WHITE, JOHN, Stillington, Yorks, Tailor. Aug 25 at 12.30. Off Rec, York PAYNE, JAMES, Bath, Bootmaker. Bath. Pet Aug 4. Ord Aug 13 YOUNG, J. ARTHUR, Westminster chbrs, Victoria st, Engineer. Aug 24 at 12 PIPER. GEORGE PARSEY, Gt Hormead, Herts, Farmer. Cambridge. Pet July Bankruptcy bldings, Lincoln's inn
18. Ord Aug 13
PRITCHARD, THOMAS, Bethesda, Carnarvonshire, Grocer. Bangor. Pet July 25. ADJUDICATIONS.
Ord Aug 11 ANDREWS, WILLIAM CHARLES, Bournemouth, Corn Merchant. Poole. Pet Aug 8.
SAUNDERS, BERTHA HENRIETTA. Clanricarde gdns, Kensington, Lodging House
Keener. High Court. Pet Aug 12. Ord Aug 12
SAVILLE, FRANK, North crescent, Tottenham ct rd, Money Lender. High Court.
Pet July 1. Ord Aug 12 27. Ord Aug 13
SIMMONDS, HERBERT, Aberystwith, Cab Driver. Aberystwith. Pet Au: 11. ARMSTRONG, THOMAS, Southsea, Furniture Dealer. Portsmouth. Pet Aug 2.
Ord Aug 11
SIZER, JOHN, Sheffield, Grocer. Sheffield. Pet Aug 13. Ord Aug 13
TAYLOR, JAMES, Hexham, Northumberland, Publican. Newcastle on Tyne Pet BERRIDGE, WILLIAX, Longley st, Bermondsey, Corn Deeler. High Court, Pet Augs Ord Aug 11 Aug 2. Ord Aug 11
THORPE, GEORGE JOHN, Shipley, Yorks, Grocer. Bradford. Pet Aug 13. Ord BIDEN, LUCY, Truro, Cornwall, Stationer. Truro. Pet Aug 9. Ord Aug 13
Aug 13 BLAND. JOHN, Kingston upon Hull, Wood Turner. Kingston upon Hull. Pet
TURNER. WALTER ERNEST, Bath, Eating House Keeper. Bath. Pet Aug 4.
Ord Aug 13
WATERFALL, WALTER JOHN, Coventry, Gasfitter. Coventry. Pet Aug 2. Orü
WATKINS, EDMOND. Church st, Stoke Newington, Cheesemonger. Edmonton.
Pet July 26. Ord Aug 13
WATSON, HENRY, Basingstoke, Hants, Builder. Winchester. Pet July 11. Ord
Millers Peterborough. Pet Aug 8. Ord Aug 10
WIGLEY, DAVID. Aberbiga, Trefeglwys, Mont., Farmer. Newtown. Pet July CLARKE, CHARLES ALBERT, Calverley, Yorks, Boot Maker. Bradford. Pet Aug 18. Ord Aug 12 11. Ord Aug 11
WILLIAMS, JOHN HEZEKIAH, Newport, Mon., Grocer. Newport, Mon. Pet Aug COLLINS, THOMAS, Arthur st chmbrs, London Bridge. High Court. Ord Aug 11 13. Ord Aug 13 COOTES, JAMES, West Ham, Essex, Contractor. High Court. Pet Aug 10. Ord
WILSTON, JOHN JAMES, Camden st, Camden town, Wheelwright. High Court. Aug 12
Pet Aug 10. Ord Aug 11 EVANS. THOMAS SAMUEL, Matilda st, Thornhill sq, Upholsterer. High Court
WOLFFE, AUGUST, Hedon in Holdei ness, Yorks, Innkeeper. Kingston upon Pet Aug 8. Ord Aug 11
Hull. Pet Aug 12. Ord Aug 12
HESKETH. CONSTANCE MARIA, Mayfield, Tarporley, Cheshire, Spinster. NantPet June 2? Ord Aug 11
wich and Crewe. Adjud March 26, 1896. Annul Aug 10 GLOVER, JOHN THOMAS, Bloxwich, Staffordshire, Chain Manufacturer. Wa's all
Shaw, THOMAS, North Shields, Mason. Newcastle. Adjud July 19. Annul Pet Aug 11. Ord Aug 11
Pet July 21. Ord Aug 12
Ord Aug 13
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.
DAVIDSON.-June 9, at Singapore, the wife of J. Guthrie Davidson, barriste--atHARKER, JOHN JAMES, Liverpool, Importer. Liverpool. Pet May 27. Ord law, of a son. Aug 13
COPP.-Aug. 12, at Hatherley, Wimbledon-hill, the wife of Alfred Evelyn Copp, HARKER, MARY, Harrogate, Fancy Wool Dealer. York. Pet Aug 10. Ord solicitor, of 37, E-sex-street, Strand, of a daughter. Aug 12
BUTLER.- Aug. 15, at 55, Harrington-gardens, 8. W., the wide of Spencer Perceral HILTON, WILLIAM, OlJham, Builder. Oldham. Pet Aug 11. Ord Aug 12
Butler, brrrister-at-law, of a son.
LEAR - POULTER.-Aug. 11, at Basingstoke, George Lear, solicitor, of Basingstoke, Pet Aug 10. Ord Aug 11
to Florence Mary, daughter of James Poulter, also of Basingstoke. HUDSON. WILLIAM JOHN CHARLES, Margate, Baker. Canterbury. Pet July 30. PERCIVAL-LAYARD.-At the parish church of St. Marylebone. Herbert Percival. Ord Aug 10
of 3, New.court, Carey-street, W.C., to Amy, daughter of Lt.-Gen. Frederick JACQUES, JOSEPH, Bradford, Stuff Manufacturer. Bradford. Pet Aug 12. Ord P. Layard, of 3, Cavendish-road, St. John's-wood, N.W. Aug 12
YOUNG-TURNER.-Aug. 9, at Newington-green Chapei. by the Rev. Wm. JAMES. ROBERT, Graveley, Cambridgeshire, Farmer. Bedford. Pet Aug 9. Ord Wooding, B.A , Howard. fifth surviving son of Thomas Young, of Home Lyn, Aug 13
Woodherry Down, and Mark-lane, to Mabel, second (twin) daughter of Fred JANSON, JOHN WILLIAM, Kirkgate, Leeds, Painter. Leeds. Pet Aug 13. Ord
Wm. Turner, of 33, Grosvenor-road, Canonbury.
HOLTBY.-Aug. 15, at The Mount, York. John Holtby, solicitor, aged 82 years. WILLIAM FINLAY Pat'l, Augustus rd, Hammersmith, Italian Warehouse
Husk.-Aug. 12, at so, Westmoreland-place, Pimlico, William Henry Husk; men. High Court. Pet June 24. Ord Aug 11
aged 72 years, for many years librarian to 'the Sacred Harmonic Society, and KELLEY, WILLIAM, Hertford rd, Edmonton, Builder, Edmonton. Pet July 12.
for 53 years the friend and valued clerk of Messrs. Dalston & Son, of 161, PiccaOrd Aug 13
dilly, solicitors. KIDD, HENRY, Landport, Han!s, Tobacconist. Portsmouth. Pet Aug 11. Ord
Shaw.-Aug. 12, Percy Henry Shaw, solicitor, aged 34 years.
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Vol. XXXI., No. 44.
THE SOLICITORS' JOURNAL
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CASES REPORTED THIS WEEK.
business must be regarded with considerable envg by his colleagues
in the Metropolis, several of whom sit for five days a week during Guardians of Croydon Union v. nearly ten months of the year.
Guardians of Reigate Union .... 824
827 wills or portions of wills by means of cutting or erasure with a Reg. v. Corporation of Trinity knife. In In the Goods of Maley (35 W. R. 764, 12 P. D. 134),
843 the testator bad cut out with a pair of scissors the clause of the Reg. v. Vestry of St. George's, will by which the executors were appointed, and, although the
813 piece so cut out was found after his death in the same bag with the Robertson, In re
838 will itself, Sir JAMES HANNEN held that there was an intention to
$29 revoke not only the appointment of the executors, but also the in-
820 735, 12 P. D. 141) a will was found with the signatures of the
testatrix and of the two witnesses erased, apparently with a pen
knife. It is curious that there should be, apparently, no authority The Solicitors' Journal and Reporter. tearing, or otherwise destroying," in section 20 of the Wills Act,
as to whether such an erasure is within the words “burning,
1837; but Mr. Justice Butt followed the analogy of the cases LONDON, AUGUST 27, 1887.
where the signature has been entirely cut out of the paper. He observed that what the testatrix had done might be regarded as
a lateral cutting out”; and he therefore held that the will had CURRENT TOPICS.
been duly revoked. THE DEBATE in Committee of Supply last Monday evening may be some compensation for the supposed neglect by Parliament of the interests of lawyers and of legal suitors. The discussion extended over a wide field of topics, ranging from the question of THE CONFESSION OF guilt made by the convict LIPSKI may, on a the amalgamation of the two branches of the legal profession to future occasion, have the effect of restraining the zeal of some of the profits of the Middlesex Registry and the amount of work done those benevolent persons who are always ready to assume the by the Masters and the County Court Judges. Mr. ARTHUR innocence of those who, although convicted of murder after a O'Connor's proposal to accelerate a reduction in the staff of regular and patient trial, may, through the activity, of their Masters by summarily disendowing one of that body did not friends and legal advisers, have the benefit of a re-trial of their commend itself to the House ; but the Law Officers held out case in the columns of a newspaper. In the recent murder case there expectations of certain reduction and reforms. The Attorney appears never to have been a suggestion of much more than a hope General hinted at a reduction of the Lord Chancellor's secretarial that some fresh evidence might be obtained, if sufficient time was staff and a redistribution of county court districts ; while the allowed for that purpose ; and yet we have had an evening contemSolicitor-General admitted being aware that the question of the porary day after day advocating a theory, which, it worthy of con; appointment of an additional Judge of the Chancery Division was sideration at all, would have involved the incrimination of third "under consideration."
parties, coupled with what purported to be a report of an interview, accorded, as a matter of exceptional courtesy, to the prisoner's solicitor by the judge who tried the case. The Home Secretary is to be congratulated on having resisted the pressure sought to be
put upon him both inside and outside the House of Commons in THE MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT who call in question the vote for order to induce him to prolong the period of respite ; but it was salaries and expenses of the Supreme Court of Judicature should be perbaps scarcely worth while for Mr. Justice STEPHEN to conreminded that, even where reforms and reductions are decided tradict the reports as to the absurd and unbecoming observations upon, some time must elapse before they can be carried into effect. which had been attributed to his clerk. Thus, in the case of the Masters, when a vacancy arises the place will pot be filled up, and thus the vote for salaries will for the following year be less by the amount of the salary of the officer to whom no successor is appointed. The Attorney-General, when he stated
ATTENTION has frequently been called in these columns to the very after the death of the present holder, Overlooked the fact that there prevalent delusion that the whole of the funds in court in the Chan is in existence an Act of Parliament providing for the abolition of cery Division, which, in fact, amount to about £76,000,000 in value, that office (37 & 38 Vict. c. 81, 8. 5), and for transferring the duties are unclaimed. This delusion is fostered by advertisements which the mouche officer of the Supreme Court aa may be designated by the appear from time to time and by tales circulated in local news
papers of the recovery of fabulous sums by persons in a humble position of life. A suggestion was made in the House of Commons on Monday last that when next the triennial list of dormant funds is published the amounts standing to the several accounts should be
stated. It is difficult to see how anyone would be prejudiced by A REARRANGEMENT of the Circuits and Districts of the County the adoption of this plan, and it would most certainly help to Court Judges is a change which, in all probability, cannot be very dispel delusions which are calculated to assist fraudulent attempts long deferred, in view of the unequal distribution of judicial work to obtain fees for investigating alleged claims. It is certain that does not necessarily follow that it will involve any great reduction published list are worth the expense of getting in. The cost of Tuesday that the greatest difficulty in the way of a consolidation the claimant would not have even the shell of the oyster wherewith of districts was the additional distance which would have to be to celebrate his success. On the other hand, where the fund is travelled by suitors, witnesses, and jurors from rural districts if large, although it might be equally cosily to prove the title to it, courts were held only in the larger towns. It is reported to be justice requires that every facility should be given to bona fide nichmon practice for County Court Judges to pass alternate fort- claimants. The actual amount of the funds in court at the date of judge who devoted only seventy-six days of last year to judicial nominal value of securities ; rupees, 22,14,339 ; dollars, 45,500 ;
solicitor, “you must do no such thing, you must employ a local lending Saturday, August 20, was 106. The number in the corresponding
“ I will send for francs, 15,300; guilders, 23,000; marks, 194,000; and pesetas, 44,000. I surveyor” (Fry v. Tapson), says the solicitor. The supplement to the London Gazette of the 8th of March, 1887, the Directory for Kent and extract for you the names of the local contains in 137 double-column pages a list of the accounts to which surveyors given therein, and you must select from the list the such of these funds as have not been dealt with for fifteen years name of some person whom you will employ.” This is done ; are standing, and a note in the same supplement informs us that the trustees select at random Mr. Robinson, a Kentish surveyor, only one-nineteenth of those several accounts shew a balance ex- and then the managing trustee says to the solicitor, “ You will
"I cannot ceeding £1,000, and only one-third shew a balance exceeding instruct this Mr. ROBINSON to value the property ?” £100.
do that with any safety to myself,” replies the solicitor, “unless I first verify all the statements in the particulars of the property furnished by Messrs. SMITI; if I frame instructions without
doing this I shall be guilty of negligence (Pretty v. Fowke, ante, THE CASE of Reg. v. Riley (35 W. R. 382, 18 Q. B. D. 481) p. 693). This will cause considerable expense and delay, and I raised a question as to the extent to which the prosecutrix upon a am not at all clear that you will be able to recover the costs of the charge of rape or indecent assault can be cross-examined as to necessary inquiries from the mortgagor as part of the proper costs character and the extent to which her statements may be con of the mortgage. Besides, you will be delegating your duty and tradicted by rebutting evidence. The prisoner was charged with responsibility as a trustee (Re Partington, ante, p. 704); and, an assault with intent to commit a rape, and his counsel set up the moreover, it is now laid down that you must exercise an indedefence that the prosecutrix had consented to what he had done. pendent judgment' on the valuer's report before advancing the The prosecutrix was cross-examined as to previous sexual intercourse trust-money (Whiteley v. Learoyd, ante, p. 672; Re Partingwith the prisoner with her consent, but she denied that such inter- ton); how can you do this unless you have seen the property ? course had ever taken place, and the Court of Quarter Sessions re- Î Your best course will be to go down to Kent; carefully look over fused to admit evidence on the prisoner's behalf of previous inter- the property; be sure you ask the tenant to show you his lease, course between them. There has been some uncertainty as to the and ascertain whether its terms are correctly stated in the partirule of evidence on this subject, but the exclusion of evidence to culars; ask the mortgagor whether there is any land improvement discredit the prosecutrix appears to have applied only to inter- charge on the property—and, by the way, you had better search course with men other than the accused. În Reg. v. Cockroft at the Land Commissioner's Office to ascertain whether there is ; (11 Cox C. C. 140) WILLES, J., refused evidence as to intercourse you see the existence of such a charge would make an important with other men, but expressed his willingness to hear evidence as difference in the estimate of the value of the property."
in Good to previous intercourse with the prisoner, and in Reg. v. Holmes heavens," says the trustee, w do you mean to say we must do all (1 C. C. R. 334), where the Court for the Consideration of Crown this ? " Yes, and when you have done it you must be careful Čases Reserved held that, on an indictment for an indecent assault, to instruct your valuer not to state merely whether the property the denial of the prosecutrix as to sexual intercourse with other is a good security for £2,000, but to give all the details affecting men could not be rebutted by other evidence, Kelly, C.B., said its value as a security. And you must particularly tell him not that evidence as to intercourse with the prisoner " is undoubtedly merely to state the selling value of the property as it stands : you admissible, for it has a direct bearing upon the question of con see a hop garden and vasthouse is a property of a speculative sent.”. Moreover, Mr. Justice STEPHEN, in his Digest of the Law character, and the surveyor ought to be asked the value of the of Evidence (Art. 134) lays down that the prosecutrix may be property apart from its value as a hop garden (Re Partington); questioned as to intercourse with the prisoner on previous you must therefore instruct the surveyor to tell you what is the occasions, and adds, “if she denies it, she (probably) may be con- selling value of the land and buildings apart from the hop tradicted.” In Reg. v. Riley the court (which included Mr. industry." “Anything more?” “Yes; you see you know Justice STEPHEN) held that the rebutting evidence ought to have nothing about the value of property in Kent; you are not allowed been admitted, all the judges recognising the distinction between to employ a surveyor in whom you have confidence, because, being evidence as to intercourse with the prisoner and as to intercourse resident in London, it is assumed that he knows nothing about with other men. The Lord Chief Justice observed that the former property in Kent; you also are resident in London and know MATHEW said that the admission of such 'evidence was “in when you have got the report of the local valuer, you must not evidence “ leads directly to the point in issue,” and Mr. Justice nothing of the value of property in Kent; but nevertheless, accordance with justice and common sense.” Mr. Justice STEPHEN "adopt his advice blindly, you must exercise your judgment only guarded himself against being supposed to lay down that upon it.'" “How?” evidence could be admitted to shew that the prosecutrix was a had better go down to Kent again, see the valuer, and cronica
"That I cannot tell you; perhaps you common prostitute.
examine him upon his report.'
“Thank you; and when all this is done, what about the amount to be advanced ?"
rule as to one-half the estimated value is not a hard-and-fast rules which have been recently laid down with regard to trustees justity your conduct ; so, of course, if you are wise, you will
LET US ATTEMPT to trace in detail the practical effect of the rule, but nevertheless, if it is transgressed, you will have to mortgage investments. Trustees call on their solicitor in London observe it. And, mind, the value to the extent of half of which to inquire whether he has heard of a mortgage investment for the you will advance is the prairie value,' not the value for the £2,000 in Jones's trust, now on deposit at the bank? Jones's purposes of the hop industry” (Re Partington). "Good morning; widow, tenant for life, with a large family and small income, is we will take no further steps with reference to advances on mortvery clamorous about an immediate investment, an increase on gage; we can buy Consols, although they may be above par, the two per cent. allowed on deposit being of great moment to without any inquiry or investigation, and although no prudent mana her. Yes, the solicitor has heard of an investment: Messrs. would invest his own money in them ; but it seems that the courts SMITH, solicitors, of (let us say) Canterbury, have written to offer are determined to prohibiť inzestments of trust-money on mort
We commend to our readers' attention this hardly house, and premises in Kent. Description of property seems satis- exaggerated statement of the practical working of the rules factory; managing trustee says, "Well, I suppose we had better recently laid down. get Mr. Brown, of Lincoln's-inn-fields, to look over the property ; I employ him in all my mortgage investments, and know him to be a shrewd and cautious surveyor.” “My dear sir,"
The number of failures in England and Wales gazetted during the weeks surveyor" (Fry v. Tapson, 33 W. R. 113). " But I know no
week of last year was 103, shewing an increase of 3, being a net increase do not,” says the solicitor, “and, it I did, I must not select the and Watesa the week lending Den ugust 20, was 254. The number air
, surveyor: you, as trustees, must do that” (Fry v. Tapson). the corresponding week of last year was 233, 'shewing an increase pola in "Well, perhaps Messrs. Smitu can tell us who is the best locai being a net increase in 1887, to date, of 133. The number publisheding surveyori" says the trustee. “Worse and worse ; you must not trend found the ramas me shewing no alteration, leaving a net decrease in on any account allow the mortgagor's solicitors to suggest the 1887, to date, of 154.- Kemp's Mercantile Gazette.