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thinks, to the case of a person making a bargain which includes the purchase of the negative ? Now a "pur. THE CAUSE-LISTS IN THE COMMON LAW chaser ” is equivalent to a “vendee,” and the “vendee "

DIVISIONS. of the negative has been already protected by express The observations by Mr. Erle, which we printed last words in the section, which Mr. Williams omits to week, no doubt constitute a very powerful defence of quote. To what end, then, are the words added

the present system of having only one list for all the or shall be made or executed for or on behalf of

common law divisions of the High Court. He mainany other person"? They can be of no service if the

tains that under the present system there is both a more person ordering a negative of which he is to become the regular and a more rapid rate of progress with the owner, is a “vendee" of the negative within the meaning business than under the old system. It seems probable of the statute, for, as we have said, the rights of the à priori that this would be so. The principle involved "vendee

are carefully and expressly provided for. is an obvious one. It is that the larger number of inWhat has to be established, therefore, before the stances, the safer test an average affords. There are view of the commissioners can be pronounced "un three elements—amount of work to be done; number of arguable” is that such a person is not included in judges to do it; time during which these judges sit. the description of “vendee.” Mr. Watkin Williams

On an average, so many causes take so much time to try, do not attempt to argue this questicn; yet, until it is

each requiring the services of as many judges during answered, it is premature to pronounce the view of the

such time. The larger the number of cases from which commissioners to be “ certainly a mistake."

you derive your average the more nearly correct it is.

likely to be. It would be much more difficult to say THE QUESTION which has been raised by the appoint

how long on an average five causes were likely to last ment by the Chancery Division of the High Court of a

than two hundred. Consequently, it follows that if you receiver of property in Jersey is not a new one. A case

have a large list for all the Divisions you can calculate will be found in the appendix to 10 Hare (Smith v.

more accurately when your cause is likely to be reached Smith, p. lxxi.), where an application was made to Vice

than when you have a smaller list for each Division Chancellor Wood for an order appointing a receiver of separately. Again, it would seem on reflection that the personal estate without any exception of personal chattels greater the number of judges available for the trial which were in Jersey. A copy of a newspaper published

of a given number of causes, the greater the facility in Jersey was produced, in which the proceeding was

for calculating the average rate of progress, because the

individual variations in the length of causes are equalized. complained of as a violation of the privileges of the island and its civil judicature, but the Vice-Chancellor

If a long cause blocks the way before one or two of the made the order asked for.

judges, the shorter causes are not all hung up, but are disposed of before the other judges.

But, notwithstanding Mr. Erle's able defence of the WE ARE GLAD TO LEARN that Vice-Chancellor Malins' existing system in many respects, there are one or two late accident has left less serious traces than might have points on which the case he makes is not quite so strong. been anticipated. His lordship, who paid a visit to It has been objected to the new system that it has a Lincoln’s-inn on Wednesday, appeared to be in excel. greater tendency to separate counsel from their cases. lent health and spirits. He will sit for the first time in Mr. Erle remarks that counsel at the common law bar his own court at Lincoln's-inn on Tuesday next. are in the habit of accepting briefs to appear before all

sorts of tribunals, all sitting at the same time; and conWE DREW ATTENTION last week to the necessity for an

sequently it is impossible to arrange so that a counsel can order re-transferring to Vice-Chancellor Malins the causes

personally attend to all his cases, and he says that this previously transferred to Mr. Justice Fry. Our readers

was just as much the case under the old system of separate will observe in another column a notice stating that

lists as under the new system. We doubt whether he an order for the re-transfer of the Vice-Chancellor's

makes so strong a case here as on some other points. A business from Mr. Justice Fry, is in preparation. The

counsel could formerly to some extent calculate from his chancery cause-list, which will be found elsewhere, will knowledge of the state of things with regard to the list show which of Vice-Chancellor Malins' causes will re

in each Division; he had not such rapidly shifting, and main with Mr. Justice Fry for the purpose of trial or

such numerous, combinations to deal with; now the

combinations from day to day may vary in such a hearing only, when the necessary order has been made.

kaleidoscopic manner that no calculation is possible. A counsel, for instance, formerly knew that there was a

long case part heard in such and such a court that would A correspondent writing to the Times on the Jadicature probably last till lunch time, and his case was next in Fee Stamps, says, “I have now daily to go opwards of a that court. He thereupon considered that he might atterd mile, sometimes more, to get an adhesive stamp which I to a short case which was first in another Division. Now, may probably not require after all, or, having spent some while he is in the middle of his short case, suddenly it hours in obtaining an order, may bave to spend another in is announced that all the cases before a judge of snother bunting up a stamp before the order can be delivered out

Division having gone off, the cause which was vext after to you. Oply yesterday I was at a distant suburban county

the part-heard case, and which, under the old system, court, and could not obtain a simple 18. stamp nearer than

would have been safe till the conclusion of the case, is six miles-Damely, Somerset House."

called on before such judge. We think it possible that At the Maidstone Assizes, on Tuesday, before the Lord difficulties of this sort occur more frequently under the Chief Justice, a man named Peters was tried for barglary,

new system than the old. and being arraigned and called upon to plead, he shook his

It is, however, no doubt, true that, both under the head and was silent, and affected to be deaf and dumb.

old and the new arrangement with regard to the lists, Upon this a jury was empannelled to try whether or not he was “mute of malice,” and upon the evidence they

it is practically impossible for any member of the found that he was so; it being shown by several witnesses practice to make sure of being

able to attend to all the

common law bar with anything like a considerable that he could hear and speak very well. In ancient times, and indeed down to the latter part of the last century,

cases which he undertakes. This has always appeared prisoners in such cases were “pressed to death,” but by a

to us to be a most unsatisfactory state of things. The modern statute it is provided that in such a case silence

difficulties in the way of devising any remedy are, no shall be taken as denial, and a plea of “Not guilty' doubt, very great—so great that very little effort has entered, and upon that the trial proceeded, and the man been made even in the way of suggesting a remedy. was convicted and sentenced to twelve months' imprison- | The only possible remedy is the application of some exment, with hard labour.

pedient such as prevails in the Chancery Division-viz.,

that a leader should confine himself to one court. The the plaintiff's solicitor (the plaintiff himself having abgreat obstacle to that has been that in the case of the sconded) had a lien upon the costs payable by the deCommon Law Divisions several courts are sitting together fendant, and that such lien precluded the defendant in the different Divisions-viz., one court in Banc, and from setting off against the costs due from him the sum generally two Nisi Prius courts, and also that the cases of £37 16s. 8d. which was payable to him under the on the same circuit are in different Divisions. It does award. The Master of the Rolls, however, held that the not seem to us clear that it would be altogether hopeless right of set-off was clear and could not be affected by to attempt to devise some modification of the chancery | the lien; and he observed, “A solicitor has a lien only system by which causes should be assigned to a parti for costs payable to his client. . . . I think it would be cular judge who should deal with the cause at all stages. a monstrous extension of a solicitor's rights to give him Then, of course, the system of a joint list for all Divi the right to make the party who may have been sucsions would be impossible; but, notwithstanding Vr. cessful in the ultimate result pay the losing party's Erle's forcible arguments, we cannot help thinking that costs; and I for one decline to do so. If the solicitor the advantages he mentions are not so vastly preponder says that unless he has a lien he cannot get paid, the ant as to outweigh all other considerations. The desira answer is that he should not have worked for an inbility of dispatch of business is great, but should not be solvent client. He is not bound to do so." allowed so to predominate as to throw entirely into the Leele v. Leete (27 W. R. 921) raised the question of background the question how the business so dispatched is the right to lien upon money received for alimony. A done. Suitors are often grievously injured by the absence wife who had filed a petition for a dissolution of marof the counsel who have been retained to conduct their riage changed her solicitor after the decree nisi, and cases. They have very little power of making efficient the former solicitor then claimed a lien for costs complaint, because it is so obvious that a defeated suitor

upon a sum of £31 10s. in his hands, being the balance will generally grumble that their complaints are looked of the amount received by him in respect of alimony upon as of little weight. But we cannot help thinking payable to the petitioner. Sir James Hannen held that that the system under which this happens is manifestly this sum must be paid over to the client, since by rule defective. It may be that the defect is difficult to 94 alimony ordered to be paid to a wife must be paid remedy, but certainly no one appears very seriously to either to her“ or to some person or persons to be nomi. apply his mind to seeking to remedy a defect which nated in writing by her, and approved of by the court, tends to cast a stigma on the common-law branch of the as trustee or trustees on her behalf.” In the present profession.

case (unlike Bremner v. Bremner and Brett, 15 W. R. 75, L. R. 1 P. & D. 254, which had been cited in sup

port of the right of lien) the petitioner had not authorSOLICITORS' CASES OF THE YEAR.

ized her solicitor to receive the alimony, and there was

no evidence of her acquiescence in his receiving it in I.

prejudice of her rights. The decisions of the past legal year include several cases In re Mason and Taylor (27 W. R. 311, L. R. 10 of considerable importance to solicitors. Fowler v. Ch. D. 729) and Sheffield v. Eden (27 W. R. 477, L. R. Monmouthshire Canal and Railway Company (27 W. R. 10 Ch. D. 291) both dealt with the question of the right 659, L. R. 4 Q. B. D. 334) was a case of an uncertifi. of lien in a mortgage transaction. In the former case cated solicitor. By the Solicitors Act, 1874 (37 & 38 a declaration of trust had been executed by a person in Vict. c. 68), s. 12," no costs, fee, reward, or disburse whom the property of a company was vested as trustee, ments, on account of, or in relation to, any act or pro in order to secure the payment of debentures issued by ceeding done or taken by any person who acts as an the company,

The trustee died, and another deed was attorney or solicitor, without being duly qualified so to then executed between the devisees under his will, the act, shall be recoverable in any action, suit, or matter, by company, and two of the directors, whereby the same any person or person whomsoever.The claimant in an property was vested in the two directors upon the same arbitration under the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act trusts. The second deed was prepared by the solicitors had been represented by a solicitor who was not then to the company, who acted for all parties concerned. certificated. The taxing master refused to tax the The company having gone into liquidation, the trustees claimant's costs, and the claimant obtained a rule nisi applied for an order for the delivery by the solicitors of for a mandamus to compel him to do so. The Queen's all deeds, &c., relating to the company's property, but Bench Division discharged the rule, pointing out that the the solicitors claimed a lien for the costs of preparing Act of 1874 had followed closely upon the decision in In the deed. Hall, V.C., disallowed the lien, and ordered me Hope (20 W. R. 1026, L. R. 7 App. 766), that the deeds to be handed over. He was unable to distinalthough under the Solicitors Act, 1860, an uncertificated guish the case from In re Snell (25 W. R. 823, L. R. 6 solicitor could recover no costs, there was nothing to Ch. D. 105), where Jessel, M.R., held that a solicitor prevent his client if he had paid the costs to the soli- acting for both mortgagor and mortgagee loses his lien citor, from recovering them from the opposite party; upon the deeds, unless it is expressly reserved. and the new enactment was intended to enlarge the Upon the principle of that decision, the trustees in the effect of the previous Act. Lush, J., said of the Act present

case had a duty to hold the deeds in their hands of 1874, “ The words are very wide and quite clear, and for the purpose of performing their trust, and the object the provision applies clearly to disbursements by the of that trust would be defeated if the deeds were kept client as well as those by the solicitor."

out of their hands by the solicitor's lien. In Sheffield No less than five cases during the past year dealt with v. Eden the defendant had executed a mortgage to the the question of the solicitor's lien. Pringle v. Gloag plaintiffs, a firm of solicitors, to secure the repayment (27 W. R. 574, L. R. 10 Ch. D. 676) was an action for of certain advances of money on the defendant's account, dissolution of partnership, in which all the matters in the deed being prepared by the plaintiffs. In an action dispute between the partners had been referred to for redemption and foreclosure Mr. Justice Fry refused arbitration, and in the result the arbitrator awarded a sum a direction establishing a lien upon the mortgage deeds, of £37 16s. 82., to be paid by the plaintiff to the defend. and the plaintiffs appealed. The appellants' counsel ant, the defendant to pay the plaintiff's costs of the contended that, while as mortgagees they could claim action, and a moiety of his costs of the reference. The principal, interest, and costs, they were, as solicitors, also defendant was also to pay three-fourths of the costs of entitled to a lien; but the court dismissed the appeal. the award, the remaining one-fourth being paid by the James, L.J., said, “You cannot have a lien on your own plaintiff. The taxing master found a balance of property ;

The deeds in question being mort£52 12s. 2d. to be due from the defendant for costs. A gage deeds, by which the client gave a charge on his question arose as to set-off, and it was contended that property to his solicitors, never were the property of the

client.” Baggallay, LJ., said, “ Directly these deeds In conclusion, let me say that I am quite willing to were executed they remained in the possession of the give time and attention to this matter, and shall be glad solicitors, not in their capacity of solicitors to the to receive communications on the subject. mortgagor, but as their own property as mortgagees." Furnival's-inn, E.C., Oct. 29. EDWIN HEDGER. Thesiger, L.J., also observed that, “although there may be a contingent right of redemption in the mortgagor, it would be unreasonable to imply a lien from such a | THE SALE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS. right, and reasonableness is the foundation of all the

[To the Editor of the Solicitors' Journal.] legal doctrine of lien." Lawrence v. Fletcher (27 W. R. 937) was a case of

Sir,—The Royal Commissioners upon Copyright, in great professional interest, since it involved the extent of

setting forth in their report (1878) the existing law in the town agent's lien. The limits of this right were relation to paintings, drawings, and photographs, have thus explained by Mr. Justice Fry, “The lien of the town been guilty of a serious inaccuracy, which, unless I am agent on deeds is, as against the country solicitor, mistaken, has been the source and origin of much general; : . as against the client, his lien is only | prevailing misconception as to the respective rights of particular; in other words, as between the country the artist and his castomer in the case of a photographic solicitor and the agent, the latter's lien extends to all portrait made in the usual and ordinary course of busicosts for agency business, and disbursements due to himness. The language of the report (section 102) is as from the former; but us between the client and the follows: agent, the latter's lien extends only to the costs of the “ The author of every original painting, drawing, and particular suit." His lordship added that, as regarded photograph has the sole right of copying, engraving, and the lien against the country solicitor, he could see no reproducing it, unless it be sold or made for a good or reason why there should be a difference in the extent of valuable consideration, in which case the artist cannot rea charging lien and a retaining lien, and there would be tain the copyright unless it be expressly reserved to him by considerable inconvenience in introducing a distinction agreement in writing." between the extent of these two liens.

This ignores the statutory distinction between the negative of the photograph and the photograph itself, and places the latter, so far as copyright is concerned,

upon the same footing as paintings and drawings, and General Correspondence.

leads the reader to suppose that, as the law stands, when

the photograph is executed for another for a valuable THE SOLICITORS' BENEVOLENT ASSOCIA. consideration, the artist fails to acquire the copyright

TION AND THE LAW ASSOCIATION. unless it is expressly reserved to him. This is certainly [To the Editor of the Solicitors' Journal.]

a mistake.

Take an ordinary example :-You go to a photographer Sir,— Will you kindly permit me through the medium

to have your photograph taken. You are informed upon of your columns to make known publicly to the profes

inquiry that the charge is two guineas, for which twenty sion the purport of an answer given by me at the half

cartes-de-visite will be supplied. You enter the studio. yearly meeting of the Solicitors' Benevolent Association

Several negatives are taken; one proves successful ; in at Cambridge, in reply to a query raised by a member

course of time the twenty cartes are sentand the money paid. present as to what had been done towards an amalgama.

| The question now arises, has the artist in such a case the tion of that association with the Law Association. I

right, without your leave and against your will, to multiply then stated that I had endeavoured to bring the same

| and sell copies of your photograph? To this I answer about, and that my course of proceeding was-first, to

unhesitatingly that he has such right; and if the language apply to the Council of the Incorporated Law Society,

of the statute upon which alone the question turns is care. who are members of one or both of the societies,

fully looked at, and considered in relation to the presome of them directors, to act upon a committee

existing law, the contrary will be seen to be utterly for the purpose; and the result of such application was

unarguable. The matter stands thus. By the common that I had obtained the signatures of all the town mem.

law no one has a copyright in the picture of himself; and, bers and most of the country ones; that I then applied

further, no author of a painting, drawing, or phototo, and obtained the assent of all or nearly all (all I had

graph had a copyright in his work. In order to remedy applied to) of the directors of the Solicitors' Benevolent

this latter defect, and in the interests of artists, the Association ; but that upon making a like request to the

statute (25 & 26 Vict. c. 68) enacted that “the author directors of the Law Association I was met with the

of every original painting, drawing, or photograph shall cold shoulder, the answers I obtained not encouraging

have the sole and exclusive right of copying and multiplying me to proceed further in that quarter, and that such

such painting, or such photograph and the negative answers came in some cases from those who I had un- 1 thereof." Thus was conferred upon the artist, prinä derstood were favourable to the project. Such dissent facie and as

facie and as the general rule, the exclusive copyright in is, I believe, in direct opposition to the wishes of the

every original photograph made by him, and also in the members at large of the Law Association, and I should

negative thereof, which is thus pointedly distinguished be glad if such members would address me with their

from the photograph. But then comes an exception, inviews on the subject.

troduced by way of proviso, as follows * :"Provided It is unnecessary to remind the profession that we have had your kind and able advocacy in the matter; or, further, that at the annual festivals of the Solicitors'

* Mr. Williams omits to quote the full words of this proviso,

which, so far as they relate to photograpbs, are as follows :Benevolent Association all the learned judges who have

“ Provided that when ... the negative of any photograph presided and touched upon the subject have unhesitat

shall for the first time after the passing of this Act be sold or ingly recommended such amalgamation.

disposed of, or shall be made or executed for or on behalf of any The general feeling in the profession is that such another person for a good or a valuable consideration, the person so amalgamation should be brought about; and there can

selling or disposing of, or making or executing the same shall

not retain the copyright thereof, unless it be expressly reserved be no doubt that one representative society with a fund

to bim by agreement in writing signed at or before the time of of £70,000 would be capable of doing much more good

such sale or disposition by the vendee or assignee . . . of such than two with funds of about half of that amount each. negative of a photograph, or by the person for or on whose beIf I were not afraid of occupying too much of your half the same shall be so made or executed, but the copyright space there would be no difficulty in showing that we as

shall belong to the vendee or assignee . . . of such negative a profession have not, in comparison with other profes

of a photograph or to the person for or on whose behalf the

same sball have been made or executed.” [It will be seen, on sions and callings, such a representative charity as our reference to our remarks under the head of Current Topics, that position calls for.

I the omitted words are of great importance.-ED, S.J.).

Obituary.

that when any painting or drawing, or the negative of any photograph, shall be made or executed for or on behalf of any other person for a good or valuable con. sideration, the person so making or executing the same

SIR RICHARD KINDERSLEY. shall not retain the copyright thereof unless it be ex. pressly reserved to him," &c. ; but in such case “the

The Right Hon. Sir Richard Torin Kindersley, knight, copyright of such negative shall belong to the person

who was for many years a Vice-Chancellor, died at the for whom it shall have been made." The result is that

Clyffe, Dorchester, on the 22nd alt., at the age of eightythe copyright in every original photograph is vested

seven. The deceased was the eldest son of Mr. Nathaniel absolutely by the statute in the artist, except in those

Edward Kindersley, of the Madras Civil Servioe, and he

was born at Madras in 1792. He was educated at cases where the negative of the photograph, as distin

Hailegbury College for the Civil Service of India, and guished from the photograph, has been made for another

proceeded thence to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he person for a valuable consideration. The issue in each

graduated as fourth wrangler in 1814. He was subsecase, therefore, is brought back to this simple question of quently elected a fellow of his college, and in February fact-whether, when the original photograph was ordered 1816 was called to the bar at Lincoln's-inn. He and the price agreed upon, the bargain really extended selected the Court of Chancery, where he was very sucto and included the negative of the photograph or cessful in obtaining business. He became a Queen's merely the photograph itself. The price and the par. Counsel in 1835, and for many years enjoyed a large ticular circumstances of each case may determine this sbare of the leading business in the Rolls Court. In 1846 question of fact either way; but for all practical pur he was appointed Chancellor of the County Palatine poses it may be safely said that the customer orders the of Durham, and later in the same year became one of photographs only, and that the negative is not made for

the masters in chandery. Some surprise was manifested him for a valuable consideration.

at his accepting this appointment, as he was thought to be It follows, therefore, that a person having his photo

destined for a higher position, and in 1851 he received graph taken in the usual way and upon the ordinary

from Lord Traro an appointment as Vice-Chancellor (Mr. terms is powerless to prevent the multiplication and

George Turner and Mr. James Parker being appointed at

the same time), and he received the honour of knighthood. sale of his portrait by the photographer.

Sir R. Kindersley achieved for bimself a very high judicial It is scarcely necessary to add that this difficulty ap.

reputation, as well from his accurate knowledge of legal plies only to past photographs ordered unwarily, with

and equitable dootrines as from the care and patience with out foreseeing the danger. Once forewarned, the which he applied himself to the investigation of every remedy for future photographs is simple, being merely case which came before him. His judgments (which are a question of price.

reported in Drewry, and Drewry & Smale, and in the first Lord John Manners's Bill to consolidate and amend two volumes of the equity series of the Law Reports) are the law of copyright, brought in but not proceeded with all carefully composed and well reasoned. Among the last session, proposed to declare and amend the law most important cases decided by him may be mentioned upon this branch of the subject as follows :

Lord v. Colvin (7 W. R. 250, 4 Drew. 36), a domicil case Clause 34.—"The copyright in a photograph shall (in which the delivery of the judgment occupied the whole belong to the proprietor of the negative from which day), and Churton v. Frewen (15 W. R. 490, L. R. 2 Eq. the photograph is printed. Where the photograph has

634), which involved the right of the lord of a manor to been made on the order of any person for a valuable

use of a chancel in a churoh, and which was much relied consideration, the proprietor of the copyright shall not

| upon in the recent Arundel case. In 1866, after fifteen be entitled to sell, expose for sale, or exhibit any copy

years of judicial service, he retired on a pension, and was

sworn a Privy Councillor, but his growing deafness of the photograph without the consent of that person,

prevented him from giving much assistance to the and that person shall have the same right of preventing

Jadicial Committee. Sir R. Kindersley was the oldest the selling, exposing for sale, or exhibition of any copy bencher of Lincoln'g-inn, having been treasurer of the of the photograph, and, if the copyright is infringed, of society in 1853. He was married to the daughter of the taking proceedings in respect of the infringement, as if Rev.John Leigh Bennett, of Thorpe, Surrey, but was left & he were the proprietor of the copyright.”

widower in 1864. WATKIN WILLIAMS.

MR. AENRY MESSITER. # The Lord Chancellor will receive the judges, Queen's

Mr. Henry Messiter, solicitor, died at Wincanton on the Counsel, benchers of the Ions of Court, and the registrars

9th ult. Mr. Messiter was born in 1803, and was admitted and masters of tbe several divisions of the Supreme Court

a solicitor in 1826, and had practised at Wincanton for over of Judicatore at his lordsbip's residence, 5, Cromwell.

half a century. He had been for several years associated in bonses, on the 3rd of November (the first day of Michael.

partnership with Mr. George Messiter, and with his son, mae Sittings), at twelve o'clock.

Mr. Herbert Messiter. He was elected county treasurer for

Somersetshire in 1848, and he helu that office until his death. The Daily Telegraph states that at the Belfast Municipal Revision Court, the Mayor presiding, Messrs. E. W. | George Messiter being registrar of the Wincanton County

He was also clerk to the Lieutenancy for the county, Mr. Cronbelm and H. A. Joboston, barristers-at-law, were | Court, and the firm being joint clerks to the county magispresent as deputy-assessors. At the opening of the court, I trates and to the Commissioners of Taxes for the Wincanton the deputy-assessors said they bad not been paid for last Division. He was a perpetual commissioner for Somersetvear's services, and they declined to go on with the in. I shire. and the private business of his firm was very exquiry unless they were paid for last year, and guaranteed

ed tensive. He was also steward and treasurer of the Bruton payment for the present occasion. After a good deal of Hospital. At the Somersetsbire Quarter Sessions, held a few discussion, the proceedings were adjourned till Friday. days after Mr. Messiter's death, the magistrates unanimously

At the Guildball Police-court, on Tuesday, Edward agreed to a resolution expressive of their sense of Mr. Messi. Froggatt, wbo was described on the charge sheet as of no l ter's valuable services for thirty-one years as treasurer of the occupation, was charged on remand “for tbat he being county, and Mr. Herbert Messiter was appointed to act as trustee of certain property, to wit £3,920 guaranteed stock

treasurer till the next quarter sessions. Mr. Messiter was of the East India Railway Company, and £4,140 guaran

buried at Wincanton on the 16th ulta teed stock of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway Company, for the benefit of one Kate Walsh Fitzroy, did in the said city uplawfully with intent to defraud, convert, and

MR. SAMUEL LEECH. appropriate the same to and for his own use and benefit Mr. Samuel Leech, solicitor, died at his residence, Chet. contrary to the statute. After Mrs. Fitzroy and two other wynd House, Derby, on the 18th ult., after a long illness. witnesses had given evidence, the case was again remanded | Mr. Leech had raised himself by his own exertions from a for a week,

humble position in life. He was born in 1828, and was

one

educated at the Derby National School. He was originally LLANDUDNO BRICK, LIME, AND STONE COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition a clerk in the office of Mr. John Moss, solicitor, and was

for winding up, presented Oct 8, directed to be heard before the

M.R. on Nov 8. Walker and Co, Gresham buildings, Basinghall st, next employed by Mr. William Eaton Mousley, and after

agents for Field and Weightman, Liverpool, solicitors for the petiwards by Mr. John Huish. He was ultimately articled to tioners Mr. Edward Gamble, and was admitted a solicitor in 1860.

MOKA PLANTATION COMPANY, LIMITED.- Petition for winding up. pre

sented Oct 23, directed to be heard before V.C. Hall on Nov 7. Maples He was for a few years in partnership with Mr. Gamble, but

and Co, Frederick's place, solicitors for the petitioner subsequently practised alone. Mr. Leech had at NEW CITY CLUB COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, preperiod an extensive criminal business, and he was solicitor sented Oct 14, directed to be heard before the M.R. on Nov 8, Glynes for the defence in the celebrated Townley case. He acted

Appointments, Etc.

and Co, Mark lane, solicitors for the petitioners

STANSFIELD PRINTING COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, as local solicitor for the Great Northern Railway Company, presented Oct 27, directed to be heard before V.O. Bacon on Nov 8. and was for several years under-sheriff of Derbyshire. Milne and Co, Harcourt buildinzs, Temple, agents for Slater and Co, He was a commissioner for oaths in the Supreme Court of

Manchester, solicitors for the petitioners

TRAMWAYS CORPORATION, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, presented Judicature, and a perpetual commissioner for Derbyshire.

Oct 27, directed to be heard before V.C. Hall on Nov 7. McDiarmid, Mr. Leech had for many years taken an active part in cor Old Jewry Chambers, solicitor for the petitioners poration business. From 1861 till 1877 he was a town

(Gazette, Oct. 28.) councillor for the Castle Ward, and he was Mayor of Derby

UNLIMITED IN CHANCERY.

CHESTERFIELD AND NORTH DERBYSHIRE BANKING COMPANY.--Petition. for the year 1871-2. He had also been for several years

for winding up, presented Oct 14, directed to be heard before V.C. one of the borough aldermen. He warmly supported all Hall on Nov 7. White and Sons, Bedford row, agents for Shipton and public improvements, including the extension of the borough

Hallewell, Chesterfield, solicitors for the petitioners

MUTUAL SOCIETY.-Petition for winding up, presente 1 Oct 21, directed boundaries, and the purchase of the waterworks by the

to be heard before the M.R. on Nov 8. Linklater and Co, Walbrook corporation. His politics were Liberal, and he had acted as

(Gazette, Oct. 24.) agent in several elections for Derby and for South Derby

FRIENDLY SOCIETIES DISSOLVED. shire. A few years ago he was solicited to become a candi.

COVENTRY WATCEMAKERS' INSTITUTION, Rose Inn, Moat st, Coventry. date for the borough of Nottingham, but he declined the Oct 21 honour. Mr. Leech leaves a widow and several children. NORTH SHIELDS LOYAL STANDARD BENEFIT ASSOCIATION, Hudson st, He was buried at Derby on the 23rd ult. Among those pre

North Shields. Oct 21 sent at the funeral were Lord Scarsdale, Mr. Bass, M.P. for

PRINCE OF WALES LODGE, Stroud District, a Branch of the Independ.

ent Order of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity, George Hotel, Nailsthe borough, Mr. Evans, M.P. for South Derbyshire, and worth, Gloucester. Oct 21 many members of the corporation.

WALFORD UNION BENEFIT SOCIETY, Spread Eagle, Walford, Hereford.
Oct 21

[Gazette, Oct. 24.) QUEEN VICTORIA LODGE FEMALE FRIENDLY SOCIETY, Blue Bell Inn,

Newchurch, Lancaster. Oc. 22
STAR OF BETHLEHEM LODGE ODDFELLOWS, Star Hotel, Slaithwaite,
York. Oct 22

[Gazette, Oct 28.) Mr. HENRY BEAUMONT, solioitor, of Grantham, has been elected Coroner for the Grantham District of Lincolnshire, in succession to Mr. Robert Azlack White, resigned. Mr. Beaumont bad acted for several years as deputy-coroner.

societies. He was admitted a solicitor in 1852, and is also town clerk, clerk of the peace, and clerk to the Commissioners of Taxes

LAW STUDENTS' DEBATING SOCIETY. for the borough of Grantham. Mr. CHARLES ELTON LONGMORE, solicitor (of the firm of

The first meeting of this society for the ensuing session Sworder & Longmore), Hertford, has been appointed last, the 28th ult., Mr. A. M. Ellis, L.L.B., in the chair.

was held at the Law Institution, Chancery-lane, on Tuesday Treasurer to the Eastern Division of the county of Hert

Mr. Barry, in the absence of Mr. Royle, opened in the ford.

affirmative the subject for the evening's debate: “Is the Mr. BENJAMIN BRIDGES HUNTER RODWELL, Q.C., M.P., policy of the Government in Afghanistan justified by recent has been elected President of the West Saffolk Chamber

events ?"

An interesting and warmly-conducted debato of Agriculture for the ensuing year.

followed, in which Messrs. Streeten, Stirling, Jones, Mr. WILLIAM SLOCOMBE, solicitor, of Reading, has been Helmsley, Heppell, and Neal supported the affirmative

side appointed a Perpetual Commissioner for Oxfordshire and Napier opposed it. Eventually the question was decided in

of the question ; while Mr. MacColla and Mr. T. Bateman Berkshire for taking the Acknowledgments of Deeds by favour of the Ministry by a very large majority. The society Married Women. Mr. Slocombe bas also been appointed a

in the course of the evening elected delegates to attend the Commissioner to administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of contemplated Congress of Law Students' Societies to be Judicatare.

held on the 7th and 8th inst. The representatives

chosen were Messrs. Indermaur, Ellis, and Bateman DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP. Napier. HENRY MOORING ALDRIDGE and RISDON DARRACOTT SHARP, solicitors, Bournemouth (Aldridge & Sharp).

UNITED LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY. October 7. (Gazette, October 28.)

At the meeting of the above society, held on Wednesday last, the following formed the subject for discussion: “That emigration supported by the State is the proper remedy for

our excessive population.” Mr. J. S. Rubinstein opened, Companies.

and was followed by Messrs. Templer, McColla, and Warburton. Mr. Kelke opposed. Mr. Rubinstein having re

plied, and the chairman (Mr. W. C. Owen) summed up, the WINDING-UP NOTICES.

motion was put to the vote and carried by a majority of Joint Stock COMPANIES.

two. The society appointed three delegates to attend the LIMITED IN CHANCERY.

approaching Law Students' Congress. ANGLEBEA (PExmon) MARBLE QUARRIES COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition

for winding up, presented Oct 21, directed to be heard before V.C. Hall on Nov?. Philpot and Son, Bedford row, agents for Morrell BIRMINGHAM LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY.

and Son, Oxford, solicitor for the petitioner PATENT LIGNO MINERAL Paving COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition for

A meeting of this society was held on Taesday evening, winding up, presented Oct 18, directed to be heard before V.C. Hall on Nov 7. Bischoff and Co, Gt Winchester st, solicitors for the peti

October 21. Mr. S. Royle Shore, jan., in the chair. After tioners

the election of five new members and the appointment of TOWYN PIER COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, presented Messrs. Edwards and Rogers as delegates to the Congress

Oct 20, directed to be heard before V.C. Hall on Nov 7. Steele, Col. lege hill, solicitor for the petitioner

of Law Students' Societies to be held in London in November,

[Gazette, Oct. 24.] a debate took place on the following moot point :-(1) “Is EQUITABLE SPINNING COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition for winding op

a contract completed when a letter of acceptance is duly presented Oct 7, directed to be heard before V.C. Hall on Nov 7. Canliffe and Co, Chancery lane, agents for Darbisbire and Tatham; posted, though such letter, through the fault of the PostManchester, solicitors for the petitioner

office, is never delivered to the person to whom it is ad

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