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obtain loans from its members and to lend these sums again, motion that the master of one of the common law divisions giving the depositors a right to preferential loans by means had refused to allow the defendant to siga judgment for his of drawings. Three petitions had been presented to wind debt under ord. 14, r. 1, and that the master's decision had up the company on the ground of its insolvency, and an been affirmed on appeal. For the defendant it was stated interim liquidator had been appointed. An action had also that he had experienced difficulty in ascertaining who were been commenced against the company to have it declared the proper parties to sue for use and occupation of premises that it was an illegal society, and for a distribution of the belonging to him, that his action was not framed against the funds amongst the members. The petitions were mentioned company, who he now discovered were liable to him, and that on the 8th inst., and it was then suggested that the winding. he required time to answer the company's evidence on this up order should not only be made on the petitions, but also motion. MALINS, V.C., said that a petition was not the in the action, so as to obviate any question as to the proper way to assert a disputed liability, and that unless the jurisdiction of the court to make the order. JESSEL, M.R., defendant undertook not to proceed with the advertisement accordingly made an order in all the petitions and of his petition, he should grant the injunction. An underalso in the action. He directed all further proceedings in taking was given accordingly for a month in terms of the the action to be stayed, except for the purpose of carrying notice of motion. out the order, and he directed the costs of the action to be costs in the winding up. To avoid any discussion as to the conduct of the winding-up order, his lordship said he would
HUSBAND AND WIFE-AGREEMENT TO EXECUTE SEPARAallow all the parties to support in chambers their own nomi. TION DEED-PROVISION FOR CUSTODY OF CHILDREN BY WIFE aees for the position of official liquidator, and he said that the --SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE-INFANTS' CUSTODY Act, 1873 petitioner to whom he gave the present carriage of the order
(36 & 37 Vict. c. 12), s. 2.-In a case of Woodgate v. was not to have any preference therein. As to the costs of Watson, before Fry, J., on the 8th inst., the action was one of the petitioners, his lordship said that, although he brought by a wife for the specifio performance of an agreeshould not at present make any order, he should reserve ment by her husband to exeonte a separation deed. The himself the liberty of refusing that petitioner his costs at agreement provided that the wife should have the custody some futare time in case he should find it necessary. His of the infant children of the marriage. Section 2 of the lordship allowed one set of costs amongst the depositors who above Act provides that no agreement contained in any appeared in support of the petition.
separation deed shall be held to be invalid by reason only
of its providing that the father shall give up the custody LEASE OF BUILDING USED
of infant children to the mother, “provided always that
AS DIESENTING CHAPELIN BOLMENT—CHARITY—New TRUSTEES-9 Geo. 2, c. 36
no court shall enforce any such agreement is the court shall Pero's Act (13 & 14 Vict. c. 28).-STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS
be of opinion that it will not be for the benefit of the infant (3 & 4 Vict. c. 27), s. 34.-In a case of Bunting v. Sargent,
or infants to give effect thereto.” Fry, J., said that, before the Master of the Rolls on the 4th inst., ad impor
though the Act refers in express terms only to deeds of
separation, yet the court would decline to enforce the tent question arose as to the right of a freeholder to re
specific performance of an agreement to execute a deed cover possession of a building used since 1774 as a dis
which would violate the provisions of the Act. But in the senting chapel. In that year a lease of the plot of ground, with the building erected thereon, was granted to six
case before him his lordship was of opinion, on the evidence,
that it would be for the benefit of the infants that the persons described as trustees, for a term of ninety-nine years, at the yearly rent of one sbilling, reserving to the
mother should have the custody of them. He also expressed lesgees the right to use and enjoy the door for the purpose
an opinion that the onus of showing that this would not be of entry into their pews, and containing a covenant for
for the benefit of the infants was on those who disputed it. renewal at the end of the term, on notice to be given as
Specifio performance was accordingly deoreed. therein provided. The building had been since used as a dissenting chapel, but the lease had not been inrolled
VENDOR AND PURCHASER-LIMITED TITLE_CONDITION pursuant to 9 Geo. 2, c. 36. Appointments of new trustees
or SALE-DEFECT DISCLOSED BY VENDOR.-In & case of of the chapel had from time to time been made, and
Smith v. Robinson, before Fry, J., on the 8th inst., the on the 28th of May, 1873, the former trustees having
question was whether & condition of sale was binding on a all resigned, at a meeting of the members of the chapel, daly held under Peto's Act (13 & 14 Vict. c. 38), tho
purchaser of real estate. The condition provided that the
abstract of title should commence with a deed dated the defendants to the action were appointed trustees. It ap
30th of December, 1877, and that no earlier or other title peared that during a period of twenty years no rent bad been paid for the chapel, but that within six years before
should be required or inquired into by the purchaser. The
vendor's solicitor furnished the purchaser's solicitor with action the arrears of rent, as such, had been paid to the lessees. A notice had been served on the plaintiff in ao
an abstract of title beginning with a will dated in 1768 cordance with tbe covenant in the lease for renewal, but
(this being a copy of an abstract which had been furnished
to the plaintiff when he bought the property), sending at be now broaght this action claiming possession of the
the same time a letter, in which he said that he sent the chapel on the ground that the lease was void. The defendants contended that the lease was not granted for a
the abstract " without prejudice to the conditions of sale.”
Among the deeds set forth in the abstract was a lease of charitable porpose so as to require inrolment, and they also relied on the Statute of Limitations (3 & 4 Will. 4. c. 27),
the property, dated the 30th of December, 1853, from one
Figh to one Fisher, for a term of thirty years from the 8. 34. JESSEL, M.R., was of opinion, first, that the plain.
25th of Marob, 1853, at a rent of £80. Fisher afterwards tiff was not barred by the adverse possession ; secondly, that there was gofficient evidence from the terms of the
acquired the reversion in fee, and by his representatives lease, the reservation of access to the pews, the user of the
the property had been sold to the present vendor. When building as a chapel, and the appointment of trustees under
the purchaser's solicitor attended at the office of the
vendor's solicitor to examine the deeds, a bundle of deeds Peto's Act, to show that the building was demised for the
was handed to him, and in it to discovered a deed not menparpose of a chapel, and that being & charitable pur
tioned in the abstract. This deed purported to be the pose within the meaning of the Mortmain Act, the lease
connterpart of a lease, dated the 9th of April, 1851, by was void. He accordingly gave jadgment in favour of the
which one Smith demised the property to Fisher for a plaintiff for possession and for the costs of the action.
term of thirty.one years from the 25th of December, 1851,
less seven days, at a rent of £49, the rent being reserved PRACTICE-ACTION AGAINST COMPANI-PETITION PRE- to Smith's executors, administrators, or assigns. Upon SENTED FOR WINDING UP-UNDERTAKING NOT TO ADVER this discovery being made the purchaser required to be TIZE.-In an action of Bolckow, Vaughan, & Company v.
Batisfied that Smith's own leasehold interest had been surKeeble, a motion was made by leave, before Malins, v.C., rendered, and, the vendor not being able to give any satison the 10th inst., to restrain the advertisement by the factory explanation, the purchaser refused to complete, defendant of a petition presented by him for the winding up and the action was brought by the vendor for specific of the company until the trial of an action brought by him performance of the contract for sale. Fry, J., held to establish his debt, which was disputed. The company that, inasmuch as the defect in the title had not been diswas a very large concern, and there was no ground for covered through any requisition or inquiry made by the alleging that it was insolvent. There was evidence for the l purchaser, but had been disclosed by the vendor's own act
the condition did not apply, and the purchaser was not bound by it. But, as the purchaser had stipulated originally
Obituary. for only a ten years' title, his lordship held, as was held by the Court of Appeal in the recent case of In re Bannister (27 W. R. 826, L. R. 12 Ch. D. 131, 23 SOLICITORS' JOURNAL,
MR. HENRY SAUNDERS. 562), that he was only entitled to a good holding title. And Mr. Henry Saunders, solicitor, died at his residence, he put the vendor to his election whether he would have his Franche, Kidderminster, on the 31st ult., after a few days action dismissed with costs, or whether he would have an | illness, in his eighty-first year. Mr. Saunders was inquiry if he could make a good holding title to the property. | admitted a solicitor in 1836, and had ever since prac. If he elected to take the inquiry he must pay the costs of the tised at Kidderminster. He was originally in partneraction up to and including the trial. The subsequent costs ship with the late Mr. Adams Yates Bird, the firm being would be reserved, with liberty to apply. His lordship was afterwards joined by Mr. George Adams Bird. He was at a of opinion that the fact that the letter accompanying the later period associated with his son, Mr. Henry Saunders, abstract was expressed to be "without prejudice to the con- jun. (who was for several years town clerk of Kidderditions of sale” could have no operation on the subsequent minster), and still more recently with Mr. Frederick Burbanding over of a deed which was not comprised in that ab cher. Mr. Saunders held a large number of public appointstract.
ments. He had been clerk to the guardians of the Kidder
minster Union ever since its formation, and he was also clerk PRACTICE-APPEAL FROM COUNTY COURT-ADJOURNMENT to the Assessment Committee and Rural Sanitary Authority, BY VACATION JUDGE-38 & 39 Vict, c. 50, s. 6.- In the and superintendent-registrar for the district. He was case of Button v. The Woolwich Mutual Building Society, clerk to the borough and county magistrates, to the Kidderwhich was an appeal from the decision of the judge of the minster Burial Board, to the feoffees of the Free Grammar Greenwich County Court, application was made in the School, and vestry clerk of the parish of Kidderminster. Queen's Bench Division, on the 6th inst., for a rule for a new Mr. Saunders was an active supporter of the Conservative trial. The case had been tried at Greenwich on October 15, party in the district, but was very highly esteemed by all when the county court judge non-suited the plaintiff. parties. He was buried at Wolverley Church on the 3rd Application was thereupon duly made under 38 & 39 Vict. inst. The Board of Guardians and Burial Board have c. 50, s. 6, within eight days from this decision, for a new passed resolutions expressive of condolence with the family trial to Bowen, J., sitting at chambers as Vacation Judge. of the deceased. Bowen, J., adjourned the case in order that a copy of the judge's notes might be obtained, and, the notes having been obtained, it came on again before Lindley,J., sitting as Vacation
MR. JOHN CASE, Judge. Lindley, J., adjourned the case to be heard by the Mr. John Case, solicitor, of Maidstone, died at his resisfull court, ard, in pursuance of his order, the application was dence at East Farleigb, on the 5th inst., after a very shor now made. The court (FIELD and MANISTY, JJ.) were, | illness. Mr. Case was the eldest son of Mr. William Cases however, of opinion that they could not hear the motion. controller of customs at Portsmouth, where he was born They had no original jurisdiction, for the eight days within in 1803. He served his articles with his uncle, the late which an appeal must be made bad long elapsed. They Mr. William Gunner, of Bishop Waltham, and he was bad no jurisdiction, as a Court of Appeal, froin the decision admitted a solicitor in 1825. A year or two later he of the Vacation Judge. Aod the judge had no power to settled at Maidstone, where he remained in practice until adjourn the case to a full court, but was bound to bear the his death. He was in partnership with his son, Mr. case out, the application having been rightly made to him in Charles Alfred Case, who was admitted a solicitor in 1868. the first instance. They, therefore, refused to hear the Mr. Case was a perpetual commissioner for the county of motion.
Kent, and held several important appointments. He had been for forty-four years clerk to the magistrates for the
borough of Maidstore, and he was also high bailiff of the THE LANCASHIRE ASSIZES.
Maidstone County Court, and clerk to the lieutenancy for MR. WILLIAM BARTLETT, president of the Incorporated Law
Kent. He was solicitor and secretary to the Maidstone
Waterworks Company, of which undertaking he had been Society of Liverpool, has received a letter from the principal secretary to the Lord Chancellor, in which he says: "I am
one of the principal promoters. For thirty-two years he directed by the Lord Chancellor to acknowledge tbe receipt
was honorary secretary to the Kent Law Society, and in of your letter of the 1st inst. upon the subject of the civil
1877 he resigned the office in favour of his son, and was
| presented by the members of the society with a handsome assizes in Lancashire, and in reply to inform you that the next civil assize at Liverpool will be held during the winter cir.
service of plate. Mr. Caee was an active Liberal, and cuit, which begins early in January next. The Lord Chancellor
took a warm interest in local business. He was a member entirely agrees with the view of your society that there
of the Maidstone School Board, and churchwarden of St. should be not less than three civil assizes in Lancashire
Peter's Parish. His death was very gudden. On Saturday, during the year; but his lordship thinks that the institu
the 1st inst., he attended the borough petty sessions, but tion of a fourth civil assize which was advocated in the
on the following Wednesday he died from erysipelas. He memorial of June last, and other communications from
leaves ten children. He was buried at the Maidstoneyour society, is not possible with the existing staff of | Cemetery on the 11th inst. judges. The question, therefore, which had to be decided when the four annual assizes were instituted was at which
MR. GEORGE BRIGHT FOOTNER. three of them it was most desirable in the interests of the public and of the gentlemen practising in the courts at Liver
Mr. George Bright Footner, solicitor, of Romsey, died at pool and Manchester that civil business should be taken.
his residence at that place, on the 5th inst., from paralysis, In consequence of a communication from the bar of the after only three days' illness. Mr. Footner was born in Northern Circuit and the recommendation of a committee 1801, was admitted a solicitor in 1823, and bad practised of judges appointed to consider this subject, it was at first at Romsey for fifty-six years. He was a commissioner to resolved that the three civil assizes in Lancashire should be administer oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature, and held during the autumn, winter, and summer circuits, Con. a perpetual commissioner for Hampsbire, and his private sequently such assizes were held in October, 1879, and in business was very extensive. He was for many years. January and July of this year. Subsequently, however, it clerk to the Commissioners of Pavements for the borough was pointed out by your society, in a letter forwarded to the
of Romsey. He was associated in partnership with his Lord Chancellor by Mr. Rathbone, that, from considerations son Mr. George Maugham Footner, who was admitted & chiefly connected with the long vacation, the better arrange solicitor in 1854, and is registrar of the Romsey County ment would be that the civil assize should be held upon the Court, and clerk to the Stockbridge Board of Guardians and winter, spring and summer circuits, and in accordance | to the Romsey Highway Board. with that view, which seemed to be the one approved in Lancashire, it has been determined to discontinue the holding of an assize for civil business in October, and to
(MR. FREDERICK CHARLES STEGGALL. hold the three civil assizes in January, April, and Mr. Frederick Charles Steggall, solicitor, town clerk of August.”
| Weymouth, died a few days ago at his residence, Rodwell Lodge, Weymouth. Mr. Steggail was admitted a solicitor in 1829, and commenced to practise at Bury St. Edmunds,
LEGAL MAYORS. but two or three years later he removed to Weymouth, Mr. JOHN DINGLEY, solicitor (of the firm of White & where he continued in practice until his death. He was
Dingley), of Launceston, has been elected Mayor of that elected town clerk of the borough in 1842, and held the
borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Dingley is clerk to the office for thirty-seven years. He was also for several years Launceston Board of Guardians, Assessment Committee, and clerk to the Local Board of Health, and he was a commis Rural Sanitary Authority. He was admitted a solicitor in sioner to administer oaths in the Supreme Court of 1851, and is in partnership with Mr. George Graham White, Judicature and a perpetual commissioner for Dorsetshire.
the registrar of the Launceston County Court. Mr. Steggall had been for several years associated in
Mr. GEORGE HENRY GARRARD, solicitor (of the firm of partnership with Mr. Pelly Hooper, the deputy-coroner for the Island of Portland. His health had been long failing
New, Prance, & Garrard), of Evesham and Alcester, has
been elected Mayor of the Borough of Evesham for the third and Mr. Hooper had acted as deputy town clerk.
time. Mr. Garrard was admitted a solicitor in 1852, and is clerk to the Evesham Highway Board, and the Bengeworth
Burial Board. His senior partner, Mr. Herbert New, is MR. WILLIAM WILSON, M.P.
registrar of the Evesham County Court. Mr. William Wilson, solicitor, M.P. for Donegal, died on
Mr. GEORGE DEVEREUX HARRISON, solicitor, of Welchpool, the 8th inst, after a short illness. Mr. Wilson was the
has been elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year.
has second son of Mr. William Wilson, solicitor, of Raphoe,
Mr. Harrison was admitted a solicitor in 1871, and is Donegal, and he was born in 1836. He was educated at
registrar of the Welchpool County Court, and clerk to the the Raphoe Royal School. He was admitted a solicitor in
county magistrates. Ireland in 1860, and practised for several years at Rapboe.
Mr. John HOLYOAKE, solicitor, of Droitwich, has been In Angast, 1876, on the death of Mr. Thomas Conolly, Mr.
elected Mayor of that borough for the fourth time. Mr. Wilson came forward as a candidate for the representation of the county of Donegal in the Conservative interest, and
Holyoake was admitted a solicitor in 1838. succeeded in defeating Mr. Thomas Lea by a majority
Mr. FREDERICK JOHNSON, solicitor, of Faversham, has of ninety-nine. He gave a general support to the present
been elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Government, though on a few questions (as in the case of
Mr. Johnson was admitted a solicitor in 1868, and is one of the Ulster Tenant Right and the Burials Bill) he took an
the borough aldermen. independent course. Mr. Wilson was a widower.
Mr. WILLIAM NICHOLS MARCY, solicitor, of Bewdley, has been elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Marcy was admitted a solicitor in 1834, and is clerk of the peace for Worcestershire, and clerk to the county magis
trates at Bewdley. Appointments, Ete.
Mr. BENJAMIN MARSHALL, solicitor, of Barnsley, has been
re-elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Mr. FREDERICK ACTON, solicitor, of Nottingham, has been | Marshall was admitted a solicitor in 1832, and is in partners elected Sheriff of the Town and County of the Town of Not- ship with Mr. James Ownsworth. tingham for the ensuing year. Mr. Acton was admitted a Mr, HENRY RANCE, solicitor, of Cambridge and Ely, has solicitor in 1871.
been re-elected Mayor of the Borough of Cambridge for the Mr. LEWIS BISHOP, solicitor, of Llandilo, has been unani ensuing year. Mr. Rance is one of the borongh aldermen. monsly elected Clerk to the County Magistrates at that
| He was admitted a solicitor in 1828, and is in partnership place, in sucoession to Mr. Nathaniel Daries, deceased. Mr.
with his son, Mr. Henry William Henniker Rance. Bishop was admitted a solicitor in 1866, and is registrar of Mr. HENRY MARRIOTT RICHARDSON, solicitor, of Bolton, the Liandilo Couaty Court.
has been elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. The Rev. ALFRED THBOPHILUS LEE, LL.D., has been
Mr. Richardson was admitted a solicitor in 1847, and is one
of the borough aldermen. elected Preacher to the Honourable Society of Gray's-inn, in succession to the Ven. James Augustus Hessey, D.C.L.,
Mr. PHILIP PROTHEROE SMITH, solicitor, of Truro, has
been elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. resigned.
Mr. Smith is the brother of the Right Hon. Sir Montague Mr. JOSEPH MAKINSON, barrister, has been appointed a Smith. He was admitted a solicitor in 1832, and is one of Magistrate for Lancashire. Mr. Makingon was educated at the borough aldermen, and secretary to the Vice-Warden of Owens College, Manchester, and was formerly scholar of the Standaries. Clare College, Cambridge, where he graduated as a senior
Mr. ALFRED OXNARD SMITH, solicitor (of the firm of optime in 1859. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's-inn
10 Watson & Smith), of Durham, has been elected Mayor of in Trinity Term, 1864, and was a member of the Northern Cir
that city for the ensuing year. Mr. Smith is deputy clerk cuit, practising locally at Manchester. He was for several
of the peace, and acting under-sheriff of the county of years deputy-coroner for that city, and, in July, 1878, he
Durham. He was admitted a solicitor in 1873, and is in was appointed stipendiary magistrate for the borough of
partnership with Mr. John Watson, who is registrar of the Salford.
Durham Court of Chancery. Mr. Huge NEVILLE, barrister, has been appointed Assis Mr. THOMAS STEPHENSON, solicitor (of the firm of Eldridge tant-Secretary to the Royal Commission on Agriculture. & Stephenson), of Beverley, Hull, and Hornsea, has been Mr. Neville is a graduate of Exeter College, Oxford. He elected Mayor of the Borough of Beverley for the ensuing was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in Easter Term, year. Mr. Stephenson is one of the borough aldermen. He 1875, and he is a member of the Western Circuit.
was admitted a solicitor in 1871, and is in partnership with Mr. GILES SIMONDS, solicitor, of Dorchester, has been
Mr. John Robert Westerdale Eldridge. elected Clerk to the Governing Body of the Dorchester Mr. GEORGE WILLIAM THOMAS," solicitor, of Boston, has Grammar School. Mr. Symonds is town olerk of Dorchester, been elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. clerk to the borough and county magistrates, registrar of the Mr. Thomas was admitted a solicitor in 1865. Dorchester County Court, district registrar under the Judioa- | Mr. ARTHUR VIZARD, solicitor, of Monmouth, has been fure Acts, and one of the coroners for the county. He was elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. admitted a solicitor in 1834, and is in partnership with his | Vizard was admitted a solicitor in 1868, and is in partnership son, Mr. Henry Symonds, who is clerk to the Stretton School with Mr. John Endell Powles. Board.
Mr. HENRY MONEY WAINWRIGHT, solicitor, of Dudley, . Mr. GEORGE WHALE, solicitor, of 3, Furnival's-inn, and has been elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing of Woolwich, has been elected Clerk to the Plumstead year. Mr. Wainwright was admitted & solicitor in Distriet Board of Works, in succession to Mr. William Farn.
1836. field, deceased. Mr. Whale was admitted a solicitor in 1872.
DISSOLUTIONS OF PARTNERSHIP. JAMES JAMES and Thomas HORWOOD, solicitors, Ayles
bory (James Horwood). June 30. (Alister Macfarqabar James and Thomas Horwood will carry on the business in
Societies. partnersbip). (Gazette, November 7.) EDWIN SINGLETON and George MARTINSON, solicitors,
SOLICITORS BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION. Kingston-upon-Hull (Singleton & Martinson). November 1. (Gazette, November 7.)
The usual monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of RUSSELL H. W. BIGGs and John A. SMITH, solicitors, Har this association was held at the Law Institution, Chancery. rington-street, Liverpool, and 103, Park-road, Toxteth-park, lane, London, on Wednesday, the 12th inst., the following (Biggs, Smith, & Co). October 29. (Gazette, November 7.) directors being present :-Messrs. Asker (of Norwich),
CHARLES OLDHAM and WILLIAM ALLITT CANNING, Bolioi Brook, Hedger, Kays, Keen, Pennington, Price, Rickman, tore, 40, Parade, Leamington (Oldham & Cann ing).
Roscoe, Smith, Styan, Veley (of Chelmsford), Williamson, October 15. (Gazette, November 11.)
and Woolbert (Mr. Eiffe, secretary). Mr. Sidney Smith
BOLTON INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY. BRITISH AND FOREIGN FIRE OFFICE, LIMITED.-The M.R. Las, by an
The following is the annual report of the committee, order dated July 1, appointed Jobn Earle Hodges, Abchurch lane, to be official liquidator. Creditors are required, on or before Dec 6,
for the year ending October 31, 1879:to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts Your committeo bave to state that the duties devolving and claims, to the above. Dec 22, at 11, is appointed for hearing upon them appertaining to the internal economy of this and adjudicating upon the debts and claims BRITISH SEAMLESS PAPER Box COMPANY, LIMITED.-The M.R. has
society, in gradually getting the same into working order fixed Nov 17, at 11, at his chambers, for the appointment of an
during the ten months that have elapsed since its incorpora. official liquidator
tion, have occupied much time and attention. They believe FRENCH FRUIT AND VEGETABLE EXPORT COMPANY (LATE CHAMPAGNE
that they have succeeded in establishing this society in good PERE), LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, presented Nov 4, directed to be heard before V.C. Bacon, on Nov 15. Smallman, Queen st,
working order; and with the ground thus prepared, and Cheapside, solicitor for the petitioner
with a hope that their successors in office will gradually LONDON AND PALATINE FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED.-1.0.
carry out all the objects mentioned in the memorandum of Hall has fixed Nov 18, at 12, at his chambers, for the appointment an official liquidator
association, they present the following report to the society. WESTMINSTER ASSOCIATION, LIMITED.-The M.R. has fixed Nov 19, at Incorporation of the Society and Members. The incor. 12, for the appointment of a liquidator
[Gazette, Nov. 7.)
poration of this society took place January 10, 1879, and the
readiness of the members of the old society to contribute COLE HARBOUR LAND COMPANY, LIMITED.-V.C. Bacon has, by an order dated Aug 9, appointed Charles Chatteris, Queen Victoria st,
towards the expenses of incorporation, coupled with the fact to be official liquidator. Creditors are required, on or before Jan 5, of all the old members (except two) and eleven new members, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts having joined this society, confirms the policy of those who or claims, to the above. Mar 12, at 12, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims
advocated its incorporation. UNLIMITED IN CHANCEBY.
This society numbers fifty-five members, and comprises LOUTI AND EAST Coast RAILWAY COMPANY. -Petition presented Oct all the practising solicitors in Bolton but ten, three of whom
10, praying the confirmation of a scheme of arrangement, directed to | have recently intimated their intention shortly to apply for be hoard before V.O. Malins, on Nov 28. Any person who may be desirous to oppose the making of an order for the confirmation should
admission, enter an appearance at the office of the Clerks of Records and Writs,
Obituary.--The profession has sustained a severe loss in on or before Nov 25, Kime, Bedford row, agent for Wilson and Son, the death on the 27th of November, 1878, of John Gordon, Louth, solicitors for the petitioners
[Gazette, Nov. 11.]
Esq., late clerk of the peace and vice-president of the old COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER.
society, in which he always took a strong and personal LIMITED IN CHANCERY.
interest, and in the committee of which he was an energetic ROCHDALE PAPER MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition for and valuable member for many years. He was a warm winding up, presented Nov 8, directed to be heard before the V.O.,
advocate for the incorporation of the society, and had he on Nov 24, at Stone buildings, Lincoln's inn, at 10.30. Adaleshaw and Warburton, Manchester, solicitors for the petitioner
lived a few months longer would have seen his wishes
[Gazette, Nov. 11.) gratified, and have also completed his fiftieth year of pracFRIENDLY SOCIETIES DISSOLVED.
tice in this town. Those who have associated with him in MARGATE INDUSTRIAL CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY, LIMITED, High st, Mar practice will ever remember him with a kindly feeling, and, gale, Kent. Nov 5
(Gazette, Nov. 7.]
by all, his name will ever be remembered with respect. MUTUAL FRIENDLY SOCIETY, Blackett st, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Nov 1 Finance. The treasurer's accounts are appended; they
Gazetle, Nov. 11.]
have been audited under article 17.
The balance of $26 6g. 8d. due to the treasurer November 1, 1878, has been wiped off, and there is a balance in hand
of £13 4s. 1d. In the course of the Nisi Prius sitting at Westminster, Library. The third object of the memorandum of incoron Wednesday, Mr. Justice Denman said he had been asked poration, namely, the acquisition of the library, has been by Mr. Justice Field, who had finished his list, to send a attained, and the library is now the property of this cage down to him, Mr. Kemp, Q.C., appealed to his lord- society. ship not to send from his court the sole remaining case. Bye-laws for its use have been made and issued to momTwo cases in which he was engaged with the same janior bers, and came into operation on the 1st day of November, had purposely been put in the same list, so that both 1879. Your oommittee have considered it desirable to immight have proper attention. His janior had handed his pose small fines for detention of books, not so much with brief over to a gentleman to take a note, and was himself the object of gaining income as to secure the due return of engaged elsewhere. Mr. Jastice Denman said that books, and to avoid the complaints which have been hither. attorneys ought to know that some gentlemen were in to made of undue detention. ench practice that they could not attend to their cases in Your committee, although empowered to impose an Westminster Hall. It was really a disgrace tu the bar annual subscription on all members using the library, have that they accepted briefs and left them at Westminster considered it impolitio so to do, and have thrown open the Hall while they were elsewhere. The taxing masters library to all the members of this society free of charge. were lenient as to the namber of counsel allowed for the Owing to the balance against the society at the com. express purpose of meeting such a difficulty as the present. mencement of the year, and the extraordinary expenses He could not blame Mr. Kemp in the matter, as he had necessarily incurred in incorporating the society, beyond done all that lay in his power. Hardship might be the those which have been met by contributions, your.comresult were he to send the case to Mr. Justice Field, but mittee have been unable to parchase any new treatises. he felt very strongly on the subject.
They hope, however, that the funds will permit the addition of new books to the library during the year commencing November 1, 1879.
Law Student's Journal. Points of Practice.-Your committee have not been required to exercise any of the powers committed to them under the 3rd, 6th, or 12th head of article 24.
LAW STUDENTS SOCIETIES' CONGRESS. Proceedings were taken by the Incorporated Law Society. The first of a series of three meetings of a general congress of the United Kingdom against Walter Sooworoft (who is of the various law students' societies in England, convened referred to in the report of last year) at the instance of the under the auspices of the United Law Students' Society, old society, and he was struck off the rolls in March last.
London, was held at the Law Institution on Friday week, at Articled Clerks. There are now twenty-one articled two o'clock, under the presidency of John Moxon Clabon, clerks in Bolton, as against twenty-eight in November, Esq., solicitor, vice-president of the Incorporated Law 1878, one clerk has been articled since 1st of November,
Society, when delegates from eighteen societies attended. 1878, and six have passed their final examination, of whom The CHAIRMAN, in his opening address, said that the Thomas Rothwell Haslam (articled to Mr. Ramwell), and education of law students had received a great deal of his James Hamilton Clegg (articled to Mr. John Hall) respeot attention during recent years. Speaking from his owa ively gained honours and the Incorporated Law Society's experience, he would recommend them to attend diligently to Prize of £5 5s. in books. Four olerks have been admitted practice during their articles, to read twice the necessary law solicitors.
books, and to avoid the baneful system of cramming, which In last year's report of the committee of the old society, tended to create habits of indolence, inasmuch as the student the Bolton Articled Clerks' Society (established in 1876) was delayed commencing his studies, trusting with the help of a alluded to as having been well supported and promising to crammer to get through at last. When he was a student, be successful. Your committee are glad to find that the there were lectures and a final examination only, a prelimisociety is undoubtedly becoming well established and pro- nary examination on subjects of general education was first dactive of much good to its members. They would arge | added ; and then the intermediate on specified books to come upon the members of this society the desirability of en. about the middle of the articles, so that the pupil must have couraging the articled clerks in their endeavours to im done something during the first half of his time. Lectures prove themselves by personally attending their meetings were then introduced, to which classes had been since added, occasionally.
and subsequently special lectures to students for the interThe vice-president, Tbog. Holden, Esq., has kindly mediate examination, and finally honours examinations were promised £5 58. to be appropriated for prizes in books to | to begin with 1880. Therefore a great improvement had be given to articled clerks on conditions to be settled by taken place in the education of law students within the last the president of the Articled Clerks' Society, and has also thirty or forty years; but still he believed any suggestions presented to the library a set of the Law Magazine for the | which the congress might make for the improvement of the use of articled clerks as well as members.
lectures, classes, and examinations would receive great Conditions of Sale.-At the last annual meeting of the old
attention on the part of the Council of the Incorporated society, a committee was appointed with instructions to
Law Society. settle finally the draft conditions of sale which it was
Mr. F. J. LESLIE then read a paper on the subject of ordered should be adopted by the society. Owing to the
“The Present Education of Articled Clerks, with Special death of one of the committee and the retirement from the
Reference to the Examinations of the Incorporated Law society of another, before the conditions were settled, your
Society.” The present preliminary examination, he thought, committee, onder article 21, No. 5, apppointed a sub.com.
was not sufficient to test the student's capabilities for the sub mittee who have finally settled such draft conditions of
sequent practice of the profession. Its failure was notorious, sale, and the same will be submitted to the annual general
and he would suggest that it be raised to the standard of meeting for confirmation and adoption.
what was known as a liberal education, comprising a kuowAppointment of Oficers and Committee.-By artiole 20 the
ledge of the English language, algebra, and geometry, officers all retire from office at the annual general meeting
subjects which could not be learned by rote in two or three but are re-eligible provided they remain members of the
weeks. A too easy preliminary examination, also, would be committee. One-third of the committee also retire from
the cause of students not being kept so long at school as they office but are re-eligible.
otherwise would be, as a boy of fifteen or sixteen could Their names having been determined by the committee
easily pass the examination, and then he was taken from
school and immediately articled. Passing to the actual are as follows:- Thomas Lever Rashton, Thomas Holden,
service of the clerk under articles, he could only James Green halgh, John Hall. Auditors.-By article 17 two auditors, being members not
express his surprise at the total absence of any organized
system of training for him. Too much stress was on the committee, are to be appointed at the annual general
laid in this respect upon the neglect of the principals. He meeting.
would advocate the appointment by the Law Society The Incorporated Law Society of the United Kingdom.
of gentlemen in various parts of the country to deliver The vice-president, Mr. Holden, attended the annual meeting
lectures on the principles of jurisprudence and of law at Cambridge, on October 7 and 8 last, as the representative
to students in the first year of their articles; let of this society.
attendance at a certain number of lectures be made Rula of Practice.-Your committee by virtue of the powers
compulsory, and every articled clerk pass an exami. reposed in them under article 21, No. 3, have re-established
nation at the end of the first year on the subject of the as rules in practice certain resolutions which were made bind
lectures. Then a preliminary examination might still be ing upon the members of the old society in November, 1875, | and which are contained in No. 16 of the rules of the old
held at the expiration of half of the term of the articles; but
it would be a great advantage to have a reader or tutor society. Any member can liave a copy on applying to the
appointed to whom, at stated times, the student might resort hon. secretary.
for assistance in his reading. With regard to the examinaYour committee also, on April 16, 1879, passed the follow- tion itself it should be more severe, and should last for two ing resolation relative to the attestation of the execution of
days. He would strongly urge upon the Incorporated Law bills of sale:-"That in the opinion of this committee it is society the desirability of making the intermediate examinanot desirable for any member of this society to attest the tion competitive and of providing a series of prizes. A fund execution of any bill of sale pursuant to section 10 of the for that purpose might be raised by each law students' Bills of Sale Act, 1878, unless such bill of sale has been prepared by a practising solicitor, and that the fee for such
society guaranteeing a sum of £5 a year. In that way about
$130 could be raised, and he was sure the prize would be attestation only should not be less than 68, 8d.”
regarded as worth working for. With regard to the instituSalford Hundred Court of Record. --Your committee have ltion of a distinct examination for honours, that had met with - considered it desirable in the interests of the public to almost unanimous approval, but he suggested that the field
endeavour to obtain an order of the court limiting the costs of examination was too wide, and tended to encourage & in all cases when the debt sued for does not exceed £10 to
superficial knowledge of a great variety of subjects. The the scale of the county court costs. With this object a
object & candidate should be allowed only to take up a certain deputation waited upon the deputy-registrar of the court on number of subjects, the choice being left to his own discrethe 28th of October, 1879; and the matter is now under con- tion, and an option should be given of taking either of the sideration, and your committee hope the result may prevent three divisions of probate and divorce, admiralty, and the recurrence of well-grounded complaints of excessive costs ) ecclesiastical law. “He would also recommend that the hitherto made in actions in that court.