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Cooper, William, Rochester, Kent, Lay Clerk. Pet Apr 16. Hayward.

Rocbester, May 3 at 2 Evans, Robert. Stanley, Derby, of no oceapation. Pet Apr 10.

Weller. Derby, May 5 at 12 Hayward, Frederick, and Ernext Charles Doyle, Selwood terrace,

Fulham rd, Stationers. Pet Apr 14. Ruston. Brentford, May á

at 3 Newitt, William Lacey, Gorleston, Suffolk, Blacksmith. Pet Apr 16.

Worlledge. Gt Yarmouth, May 5 at il Johnson, Edward, Hurworth-on-Tees, Durham, Plumber. Pet Apr 15.

Crosby. Stockton-on-Tees, May 6 at 3 Paine, Plowman John, Bury St Edmunds, Music Seller. Pet Apr 17.

Collins. Bary St Edmunds, May 3 at 2 Wilkin, William Lewis, King's Lynn, Norfolk, Butcher. Pet Apr 16. Partridge. King's Lynn, May 6 at il

BANKRUPTCIES ANNULLED.

FRIDAY, Apr 16, 1880.
Pinnick, Thomas, Southampton, Butcher. Mar 23

Liquidations by Arrangement.
FIRST MEETINGS OF CREDITORS.

FRIDAY, April 16, 1880.
Bailey, John William Benton, Boston, Lincoln, Filter Maker. Apr 27

at 1 at offices of Bailes, Ohurch lane, Boston Bartholomew, Samuel, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent, Farmer. Apr 29

at 12 at offices of Beale and Co, King st, Maidstone Baxter, Wiliam, Leicester, Bui der. May 3 at 3 at offices of Wright

and Hincke, Belvoir st, Leicester Beards, William, Wolverhampton, Tin Plate Worker. Apr 30 at 11 at

Star and Garter Hotel, Victoria et, Wolverhampton. James, Bilston Beer, Henry, Goldsmith's row, Hackney, Provision Dealer. Apr 24 at

10 at Ridl rs Hotel, High Holborn Bellwood, Charles Henry, ('astleford, York, Grocer. Apr 28 at 12 at

Griffin Hot-1, Bar lane, Leeds. Bradley, jon, Castleford Bolder, Charles, Weelsby, Lircoln, Draper. Apr 23 at 3 a: 8, York st,

Manchester. Grange and Wintringham, Gt Grimsby Bradshaw, George John, Stoke-upon-Trent, Potter. Apr 24 at 10 at

Ashmall, Albion st, Haniey Broadbent, Edward, Manchester, Paipter. Apr 30 at 3 at offices of

Tremewan, Ward's buildings, Deansgate, Manchester Brown, George, H gh Wycombe, Buckingham, Seedsman. Apr 30 at

3 at ofices of Batting, Church sq. High Wycombe Bryan, Samuel, Newport, Monmouth, Tobacconist. May 4 at 2 at

offices of Raddle and Brown, High Holborn Burgess, Henry, Adderley Green, Stafford, Grocer. Apr 27 at 11 at

ottices of Welch, Caroline st, Longton Barland, Thomas, Billingsgate Market, Fish Salesman. Apr 28 at 3

at offices of Ley and Brocklesby, Water lano, Great Tower et Butteriss, Charles, Leicester, Builder. May 3 at 12 at offices of Fowler

and Co, Grey Friar chambers, Friar lane, Leicester Carson, James, Manchester, Wholesale Jeweller. Apr 30 at 12 at

the Ions of Cocrt Hotel, Holborn, Sampson, Manchester Catherall, David Ralph, Great Berkhampsted, Heriford, of no occupa

tion, Apr 30 at 11.30, at offices of Rutlock and Penny, Great Berk

hamstead Cuds, Mary Ann, Barn-bury rd, Islington, out of busine23. Apr 30 at

3 at 390, City rd, Islington. Popham, Vincent ter, I-lington Clegg, Louise Marie, Coverdale rd, Shepherd's Bush, of no accapation,

May 6 at 2 at offices of Tilsley, Abchurch yd Coates, William, Stoke-upon-Trent, Decorator of Earthenware, Apr

27 at 11 at the Saracen's Head, Hanley, Stevenson, Hanley Craven, George, Birmingham, Hosier. Apr 29 at 3 at offices of Wright

and Marshall, New st, Birmingham Cuff, George, Leicester, Cabinet Maker. Apr 29 at 3 at offices of

Los by and Co, Market pl, Leicester Davidson, Charles Benson Vale, Goswell rd, St Luke's, Hardware

Merchant. May 6 at 3 at offices of Tibbit!s, Field ct, Gray's inn Lean, Henry, Forebridge, Stafford, Butcher. Apr 28 at ll at offices of

Bowen, Martin st, Scafford Downs. James, Ashton-under-Lyne, Grocer, May 3 at 11 at offices of

Creditors' Association, Hanging Ditch, Manchester. Ajdlesha w and

Warburton, Manchester Draper, William, Regent st. Restaurant Keeper. May 5 at 2 a: the

Inns of Court Hotel, Lincoln's-inn-flolds. Hetley, Bedford row Emms, Joshua, Camberwell rd, Watchmaker. Apr 24 at 12 at Ander

ton's Hotel, Fleet st Foster, James, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Jeweller. Apr 26 at 11 at offices

of Von Donmer, Pilgrim st, Newcastle-upon-Tyna French, John, East Grinstead, Sussex, Baker. Apr 28 at 4 at the

Foz Hotel, Three Bridges. Stone and Simpson, Tunbridge Wells Gardner, Thomas, Abergavenny, Munmouth, Beerhouse Keeper. Apr

29 at 3 at offices of Browne, Lion st, Abergavenny Goddard, George, Handley, Dorset, Farmer. May 1 at 3 at offices of

Rutier, Shaftesbury Goodwin, Charles, Dresden, Stafford, Grocer. Apr 20 at 11.30 at offices

of Robinson, King st, Longton Green, Rosetta, aud Moreton Jacob Green, Houndsditch, Clothier'. Apr 28 at 2 at the Guildhall Tavern, Gresbam st. Harris and Godwin,

Moorgate st Greening, Daniel, Brighton, Toy Dealer. May 4 at 3.30 at offices of Nye

and Greenwood, Serjeapis'-ion, Fleeist. Nye, Brighton. Guerrier, Luke Dawson, Avenue A, Central Meat Market, Meat Sales.

man. Apr 29 at 1 at offices of Pearce and and Sons, Giltspur st Harkids, Edward, and James Harkins, Dudley, Worcester, Grocers.

Apr 28 at 11 at offices of Stokes and Harper, Priory st, Dudley
Hart, William, Bilston, Stafford, Baker. May I at il at the Pipe Hall

Hotel, Hall st, Bilston. Fellows, Bilton
Hartness, Hector, Liverpool, Boot Maker. Apr 29 at 2 at offices of

Davies, The Temple, Dale st, Liverpool
Hastwell, George, Liverpool. Coal Merchant. Apr 28 at 12 at offices of

Carruthers, Lord st, Liverpool
Hay, John, St Thomas's passage, Well st, Hackney, Accountant. Apr

24 at 2 at the London Bridge Tavern, London Bridge. Mortimer, Coleman st Hazell, Thomas Hadson, Thornhill road, Barnsbary, Job Master. Apr

28 at 3 at offices of Boydell, Warwick ct, Gray's ing

Herdman, Edward, Durham, Innkeeper. May 3 at 11 at offices of

Chapman, Market pl. Durham Hill, George Nathaniel, Northampton, Builder. Apr 27 at 3 at offices,

of Becke, Derngute, Northa npton Hopkins, John Musham, Leods, Grocer. Apr 29 at 4 at the Commer

cial Hotel, Albion st, Leeds. Wooler, Batley Humphreys, John, Rochester, Kent, Boat Builder. Apr 23 at 12 at

the Bridge Hotel, Strood. Gibson, Sitrin zbourne Hunt, James, Young si, Kensington eq, Carver. Apr 24 at 11 at Rid

ler's Hotel, Holborn. Hope, Bell yard, Royal Courts Jones, John Griffith, Whitland, Carmarthen, Grocer. Apr 29 at 1 at

offices of Lloyd, King st, Carmarthen Jones, Walter, Treorky, Glamorgan, Draper. Apr 30 at 12 at offices

of Beddoe, Merthyr Tydfil Kendall, Rev Francis, Worthen, Salop, Clerk in Holy Orders. May 5

at 12 at George Hotel, Shrewsbury. Newill, Bishop's Castle Kirkpatrick, Toomas, Manchester, Dentist. Apr 30 at 3 at offices of

Tucker, York st, Manchester Lane, Henry, Bedford, Watchmaker. Apr 30 at 11 at offices of Porter,

Corn Exchange, Bedford Learo:d, Michael, Shipley. York, Grocer. Apr 28 at 10.30 at offices of

Hutchinson, Piccadilly Cha bers, Piccadilly, Bradford Le Pla, George Tailes, Burwell, Cambridge, Grocer. Apr 28 at 12 at

office, of Ellison and Co, Alexandra st, Petty Cury, Cambridge Mannings, Tom Fay, Bristol, Refreshment House Keeper. Apr 28 at

12 at offices of Beckingham, Albion Chambers, Broad st, Bristol Meacock, John Samuel, Werter terrace, Camberwell, of no occupation.

Apr 29 at 2 at offices of Irwin and Nash, Gray's inn sq
Meyrick. James, Wolverhampton, Tailor. Apr 27 st" 11 at offices of

Ratclifte, Darlington st, Wolverhampton
Moore, James, Castleford, York, Draper. Apr 28 at 2 at Griffin Hotel,

Boar lane, Leeds. Bradley, jun, Castleford Parker, Robert, Todmorden, Lancaster, Licensed Victualler, May 4 at 3 at Dog and Partridge Hotel, Fennel st, Manchester. Sykes,

Bacup Perkins, Joseph William, Griffithrown, nr Ponty pool, Boot and Shoe

Maker. Apr 29 at i at Royal Talbot Hotel, Victoria st, Bristol, Mo:gan, Pontypnol Phillipps, David Griffith, Longhor, Glamorgan, Grocer. Apr 29 at 2 at

Mackworth Hotel, Swansea. Bishop, Llandilo Poit, William, New Mills, Derby, Grocer. May 4 at 8 at Clarence

Hotel, Piccadilly, Manchester, Broadsmith Power, Johr, Lincoln, Baker. Apr 27 at 2 a t oices of Durance, Mint

lane Probert, William, Crewe, Chester, Licensed Victualler. Apr 28 at 2 at

offices of Warbaston, Nantwich rd, Crewe Radcliffe, Alfred Henry, Upper st, Islington, Fancy Jeweller, Apr 26

at 2 at offices of Aotill, Ironmooger long, Oh sapside Relfe, Henry, Wormwood st, Bishop igace, Perfumer. Apr 29 at 3 at

offices of Brown & Co, John st, Bedford row Rhodes, George Weilington, and Ernest De Witt, Mare st, Hackney,

Cabinet Manufacturers, Apr 27 at 3 at offlc 35 of Pcockter & Aadraws,

Princes st, Spitalfields Roberts, Hugh. Upper Llandwrog, Carnarvon, Stonemasın. Apr 19 at

2 at offices of Jones and Roberts, Church st, Carnarvon Sadler, John, Robert, Ravenscroft st, Bethnal green, Saw Mills Pro

prietor. May 3 at 3 at at offices of Goatley, Westminster Bridge ri Salinon, John, Preston, Lancashire, Sho:maker. Apr 28 at ll at offices

of Blackharst, Fox st, Preston Sandland, Joho Arthur, Widnes, Lancashire, Draper. Apr 29 at 3 at

offices of Riley and Cook, Hardshaw st, St Helen's Schofield, Valentine, Sa ford, L incashire, Bricklayer. May 4 at 11 at

offices of Woolley, South King st, Manchester Sbakespeare, Samuel, Newton R-gis, Warwick, Butcher. Apr 30 at 3

at offices of Nevill and Atkins, Colehill, Tamworth Shaw, Samuel, Ludworth, Derby, Leather Dealer, Apr 30 at 3 at offices

of Smith, Hyde lane, Hyde Shilvock, Emmanuel, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Nail Maker. Apr 21 at

11 at offices of Griffith, Lad lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme Smith, Charles, Pudsey, York, Scuff Manufacturer. Apr 29 at 11 at

offices of Killick ond Co, Commercial Bank buildings, Bradford Smith, Frederick Fleming, Darlin 2 ton, Durliam, Grocer. Apr 28 at

2.30 at the Queen's Hotel, Leeds. Stenvenson and Meek Smith, William, Westleigh, Lancashire, Brick Manufacturer. Apr 30

at 3 at the Minorca Hotel, Market place, Wigan, Ritter and Finney,

Bolton Stanwix, Peter, Tynemouth, Northumberland, Innkeeper. Apr 28 at 2

at offices o! Hoyle and Co, Collingwood st, Newcast.e-upon-Tyne Stitt, Robert, Bacop, Lancashire, Jute Carpet Printer. Apr 30 at 11 at

offices of Briddon, Chancery line, Pall Mall, Manchester. Bryan,

Hindley Sutcliffe, John, Denmark hill, Camberweil, Surgeon. Apr 30 at 2 at Ashley Hotel, Henrietta-st, Covent Garden. Button and Co, Hen.

rietta st Taylor, Edward Camden, Birmingham, Tobacconist. May 4 at 3 at

ottices of Rowlands and Co, Celmore row, Birmingham Taylor, Elias, and Charles North, Whittington Moor, Derby, Grocers.

Apr 26 at il at offices of Jones and Middleton, Gluman gate, Ches

terfield Taylor, Josiah Joh1 Brain, and Sydney William Taylor, Bristol,

Priotors. Apr 27 at 11 at offices of Gwynn and Co, All Saints ct,

Bristol Teale, John, Denmark grove, Islington, Builder. Apr 29 at 2 at the

Masons' Hall Tavern, Masons' Avenue, Basingha i st. Rumney,

Walbrook Thirkeil, William Henry, Eastborne, Sussex, Grocer. Apr 28 at 3 a

ofHces of Lumb and Evett, Ship st, Brighton Umbers, Henry, Birmingham, Licensed Victualler. Apr 29 at 2.30

at offices of Barber, Colmore row, Birmiagham Vernon, Thomas, Shenstone, Stafford, Farmer. Apr 23 at 12 at the

Swan Hotel, Dicbfield. Davis, Birmingham Welbam, Abraham 8ger, and John Newman Sparrow, Kingsland rd,

Drapers. Apr 29 at 12 at offices of Elwes and Sharpo, Furnival's

inn, bor Widders, Samuel, Boston st, Hackney rd, Wheelwright. May 3 at 3 -

at offices of Mogg, Shoredith Highstá Noon and Clarke, Blom. field st

Wilkin, Charles Wright, Vicars rd, Kentish Town, Engineer's Horrocks, Thomas, Elton, Lancaster, Cattle Dealer. May 1 at 11 at Draughtsman, Apr 27 at 3 at offices of Cooper, Chancery lane

offices of Haslam, Market st, Bury Williams, David Thomae, Cwmamman, Carmarthen, Grocer. Apr 22 Horsey, Robert, Bournemouth, Hants, Builder. May 5 at 3 at 2, West

at 2 at Cameron Arms Hotel, High st, Swansea. Tennant and Jones, over Villas, Bournemouth. Aldridge Aberavon

Hosley, William, Dewsbury, York, Carrier. Apr 29 at 11 at offices of Wreghitt, Thomas Dalton, Manchester, Licensed Victualler. Apr 23 Shaw, Bond st, Dewsbury

at 3 at Mitre Hotel, Cathedral yard, Manchester Haslam, Man Inge, Augustus Gladwin Churchill, Knapton, York, Farmer. May 3 at chester

il at offices of Anderson, Bronegate, York Yates, William, Broodesbury terrace, Kilburn, Butcher. Apr 30 at 3 Jackson, John Norman, Ripley, Derby, Joiner. May 5 at 11 at offices of at offices of Smith, Lincoln's inn fields

Williams, Clinton st, Nottingham

Jeremy, Thomas, Shirenewton, Monmouth, Beerhouse Keeper. TUESDAY, Apr 20, 1880.

May 5 at 12 at the Horn Hotel, Chepstow. Tomlinson, New port, Abrahams, Isaiah, City rd, Lead Merchant. May 12 at 2 at offices of Mon Goldberg and Langdon, West st, Finsbury circus

Jones, George James, Brietol, Hardwareman. A pr 30 at 11 at ofices Bailey, Charles, Manchster, Auctioneer. May 7 at 11 at 5, Norfolk st,

of Parsone, Queen Victoria buildings, High st. Clifton and Carter, Manchester. Parker.

Bristol Baldwin, Surah, Stowe, Salop, Miller. May 4 at 11 at Angel Hotel, Jones, Thomas Hugh, Ruthin, Denbigh, Gas Fitter. May 4 at 1 at the Ludlow. Sturt, Iror monger lane

Queen's Hotel, Chester. Lloyd and Roberts, Ruthin Baldwin, William, and Charles Baldwin, Knighton, Radnor, Grocers. Jones, William, Machynlleth, Montgomery, Boot and Shoe Maker. May 4 at 11.30 at Angel Hotel, Ludlow. Sturt, Ironmonger lane

Apr 29 at 1 at the Lion Hotel, Dolgelly. Roberts, Portmadoc Banks, Solomon William, Manchester, Ionkeeper. May 10 at 3 at

Julian, William, Kingston-upon-Hull, Solicitor. Apr 26 at 11 at offices Mitre Hotel, Cathedral steps, Manchester. Whitworth, Manchester of Eaton, Manor House chambers, Broadley st, Kingston-uponBartholomew, Charles, Sevenoaks Weald, Kent, Farmer. May 5 at 11 Hull at offices of Burton, Dyott terrace, Turbridge Wells

Lambert, Edward Hewitt, Birmingham, Grocer. Apr 30 at 11 at offices Bateman, Jeh, Shifpal, Salop, Builder Apr 30 at 3 at offices of of Turner, Temple row, Birminguam Phillips and Co, Shifral

Lavender, Charles, Eastcote, near Pinner, Farmer. Ma at 3 at Bedford, Alfred Edward, New North rd, Islington, Carver. Apr 29 at the George Inn, Uxbridge. Ph lp, Hay-8

12 at Lrd Napier Tavern, London Fields, Hackney. Harrison, Lord, Abraham, Healey, nr Rochdale, Licensed Victualler. May Aat Pancras lane, Queen Victoria st

2.30 at offices of Brierley, Butt'. avenue, Rochdale Bell, Thomas, Workington, Pig Dealer. May 1 at 11 at offices of Lovegrove, Alexander Henry, M«idenheid, Berks, Grocer. May 5 at 3 Paisley, Bridge st, Workington

at offices of Bendall, High st, Maidenh ad Berry, James B. adford, out of business. May 1 at 10 at offices of Mare, Richard, Granby st, Hampstead rd, Oil and Colourman. May 7 Atkinson, Booth st, Bradford. Last and Bette, Bradford

at 2 at offices of Brighien and Co, Bishopsgate st Without Boniton, John Elbraueb, Wroughton, Wilts, Farmer. Apr 30 at 11 at Marsden, John, Mcrpeth, Northunberland, Brush Manufacturer. Mas offices of Kinneir and Tombs, High st, Swindon

3 at 3 at offices of Nicholson, Bridge st, Mor petn Bowyer, Th mas, Isle Brewers, Somerset, Miller. Apr 30 at 11 at

Moody, George, Kingston-upon-Hull, Draper. May 3 at 3 at oices of offlces of Paul, Court Barton, Ilminster

Pickering, Parliament it, King ston-upon-Hull. Stead and Sibrte, Brice, William, Cherit n, Fitzpuine, Devon, Farmer. May 8 at 2 at

Kingston-upon-Hull Smith and Co, Crediton, Devon

Newton, Edward Tippet, Camborne, Cornwall, Watchmaker. Mas 3 Brooker, Thomas, South Norwood, Surrey, Pork Butcher. Mav 1 3t 3

ar 12 at offices of Daniell, Cnapel st, Camborne at the Green Dragon Hotel, High st, Croydon, Dennis, Croydon

Norledge. Edward, Gt Grimsby, Lincoln, Tailor. Apr 30 at 9.30 at Brown, Luke Bell, Alnwick, Northumberland. May 3 at 11 & offices of Holmes and Robson, Bilgrim st, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

White Hart Hotel, Retford. Granga and Wintringham, Gt Grimsby

Ofin, John, Folkestone, Kent, Bricklayer. May 3 at 12.30 at Rose Conuon, George Whitty, Keinton, Mandeville, Somerset, Cattle Dealer.

Hotel, Folketone. Mowil, Dover May lat 2 at offices of Hobbs, Cham Berlain st, Weils

O'Reilly, Walter Philip, Cow cross st, Smitnfield, Scientific Toy MantCharles, Joseph, Oswestry, Salop, Coal Merchant. Apr 26 at 11 at facturer. May 6 at 2 at offices of Gortin, Bedford row (ffices of Clark and Sons, Swan hill, Shrewsbury

Palmer, Willian Edwards, Worcester, Boot and Shoe Maker. May 3 Cocks, William, Stepperton. Bostrn, Lincoln, Glass and China Dealer. at 11 at otfices of Tree and Son, High st, Worcester May 1 at 11 at offices of Rica and Co, Main Ridge, Boston

Powell, John, Kington, Hereford, Butcher. May 1 at 11 at Talbot Cebban, George, Scarborough, York, Draper. Apr 29 at 3 at 8, York Hotel, Leominster. Payter, Kington st, Manchester. Richardson, Scarborough

Richings, Albert, Wcoton-under-Edge, Gloucester, out of business. Cohen, Samuel, Leicester, Auctioneer. May 3 at 3 at offices of Loseby Apr 30 at 2.30 at Royal Oak Ini, Wootton-under-Edge. Waterhouse, and Co, Morket pi, Leicester

Bristol
Cork, Thomas, Northampton, Solicitor. May 3 at 1 at the Angel Rodman, George, Bristol, Cabinet Maker, May 5 at 2 at o ffices of

Hotel, Bridge st, Northampton. Roscoe and Co, King st, Finsbury Plummer and Parry, Bristol chamber, Nicholas st, Bristol
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Roebuck, William Richardson, Victria Hotel, Euston rd, Ma nager of Cornish, Henry, and Frederick Cornish, Exeter, Bakers. Apr 30 at

a Mine. Apr 30 at 2 at offices of Durrant, Guildhall chambers, Ba. 3.30 at the Castle Hotel, Castle st, Exeter, Froud, Exeter

singball st Coster, Thomas Richard, Church rd, Acton, Corn Chandler. Apr 29 Rogers, William Henry, Bristol, out of business. May 3 at 1 at offices

at l at offices of Haynes, Grecian chambers, Devereux ct, Temple of sibly, Exchange st, West Cox, William Henry, Birmirgham, Barman. May 1 at 11 at Acorn

Rookes, Henry, Llandilo, Carmarthen, Schoolmaster. Apr 24 at offices Hotel, Temple st, birmingham, Rooinson and Son, Birmingham

of Edwardes, High st, Lampeter Crawford, Ralph, Lysdon, Northumberland, Farmer. May 3 at 1 at Sadler, Herbert, Birmingham, out of business. Apr 28 at 3 at offices cffices of Sidney and Son, Bridge st, Blyth

of Parry, Bennett's hill, Brmingham Daniels, Joseph, Stroud, Gloucester, Provision Merchant. May 2 at 4 Scott, William John, Bristol, Plasterer. May 3 at 2 at offices of at Gloucester Hotel, Gloucester. Jackson, Stroud

Sibly, Exchange West, Bristol Davis, Alfred Sidney, Bournemouth, Hants, Hosier. May 10 at 3 at Seldon, John, Barnstaplé, Devon, Dairyman. May 1 at 12 at ofices of offices of Boyce and Ridley, Brock st, Bond st

Chanter and Co, Bridge hall chambers, Barnstaple Dean, John, Salford, Lancaster, Pork Butcher. Apr 30 at 3 at offices Sharp, William Henry, Chatsworth rd, Clapton Park, Watchmaker. of Hill, St Ann's eq, Manchester

Apr 30 at 3 at the Law Institution, Chancery lane. Kisch and Co, Englefield, Edward, and William Ford Mann, Hatton gardens, Whole

Chaneery lane sale Jewellers. Apr 30 at 2 at offices of Dubois, Serjeant's inn,

Snaith, Thomas, Whitehaven, Cumberland, Shoemaker. May 4 at 3 at Chancery lane. Johnson, Fenchurch st

offices of McKelvie, Sandhils lane, Whitehaven Everard, Eliza Ann, George Everard, and James Everard, Water lane,

Snow, William, Gorleston, Suffolk, Smack ('Woer. May 3 at 11 at

offices of Clarke, Regent st, Great Yarmouth Lightermen. Apr 29 at 3 at offices of Farnfield, Lower Thames st Garlard, Henry James, Finborough rd, West Brompton, Baker, Apr

Spiers, William, and Wiliam Henry Vernon, Leicester, Engineers.

May 10 at 11 á: offices of Mackennal, Horsefair st, Leicester, James, 30 at 3 at offices of Robinson, King st, Snow hill

Belvoir st, Leicester Graefe, William, Bolsover st, Gt Portland st, Cabinet Maker. Apr 29 Steele, Samuel, Stretford, Lancashire, Commission Agent. May 5 at 3 at I at (filces ot Picard, St James's st, Piccadilly

at offices of McEwen, Lloyd st, Manchester Green, John, Loggerbeads, Stafford, Huckster. May 1 at 11 at offices Stott, William, Rochdale, Lancashire, Solicitor. May 5 at 11 at the of Griffith, Lad lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Wellington Hotel, Rochdale. Standring and Taylor, Rochdale Grief, George James Horth, Gt Yarmouth, Smack Owner. May 6 at 11 Swete, Richard Warren, Pouliry, Gentlerran. May 6 at 10 at offices at offices of Foot, Gt Yarmouth

of Patience, Gracechorch st Griffiths, Lewis Jones, Cheetham, Lancaster, Builder. May 5 at 12 at Vass, George, Liverpool, Draper. May 7 at 3 at offices of Lome, oftices of Blakeway, Deanegate, Manchester

Moont pleasant, Liverpool Harper, James, Acton Trussell, Stafford, Timber Dealer. Apr 30 at 11 Ville, Henry Alexander de Lo sy de Ville, Wells rd, Regent's Park, at offices of Hand and Co, Martin st, Stafford

Commission Wine Agent. May 54t 3 at ottices of Christmas, Walbrook Harris, Henry Inkson, Bristol, Gold and Silver Smith. Apr 20 at 12 Warner, John, Leamington, Hastings, Warwick, Farmer. Apr 28 at $ at otfices of Essery, Guildball, Broad st, Bristol

at offices of Wood, Sotham Haward, Searle Edward, and Albert Haward, Old Quebec st, Portman Warren, William Ryle, Salford, Lancaster, Beerseller. May 4 at 3 at

sg, Builders. May 3 at 2 at Law Institution, Chancery lane. Rogers Dog and Partridge Hotel, Corporation st, Manchester. Haslam, and Co, Westminster chambers, Victoria st

Manchester Haywood, Charles, Sporkbruok, Worcester, Baker.May 3 at Il at offices Wearing, George Briggs, Ulserston, Larcaster, Draper. May 4 at 2.30 of James Tem, le st, Birmingham

At Temperance Hall, Cavendish st, Ulverston. Poole, Ulverston Hefford. William Micbgel, Litile Bowden, Northampton, Carpenter. I Webster, Benjamin, Crowle, Lincoln, Farmer. May 4 at 3 at the May 5 at ll at offices of Cave, Sheep Market, Market Harborough

Lowther Hotel, Goolo. Hind and Everatt, Goole Herring. Robert, Henley-in-Arden, Warwick, Draper. May 7 at 11 at William, Frances Mary, Liverpool, Restaurant Keeper. May 4 at 3 at offices of Pain and Hawtin, Bridge st, Bantury

offices of Bartlett, Dale st, Liverpool Hewson, R.chard, 1 siryccátes, York, Fish Curer. May 1 at 12 at Wright, Albert James, Northampton, Potatoe Dealer. May 3 at 3 st White Hart Hotel, Silver st, Kingston-upon-Hull

offices of Walker, Market pl, Northampton Hinder, William, Wroughton, Wilts, Baker. May 3 at 10 at offices of Wright, Irving, Dudley, Wulcester, Travelling Draper. May 1 at 11 Boodle, Albion buildings, New Swindon

at offices of Whitehouse, Castiert, Dudley Hood, Walter, Leamingten Priors, Warwick, Ironmonger. May 3 at 11 Young, Frederick, Preston, Hertford, Cordwainer. Apr 28 at 11 a at offices of Sur ders: n, church st, Warwick

offices of Wade, Tilehou«est, Hitchin Hopkins, Arthur, Exeler, Confectioner. May 3 at 10.30 at offices of Young, John, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Merchant. Apr 30 at 2 at offices Southcott, Pust Office st, Bediord circus, Exeter, Hartnoll

of Joel, Newgate st, Newcastle-upou-Tyne

Solicitors' Journal.

LONDON, MAY 1, 1880.

507

513

The National Mercantile Bank, which is noted elsewhere, the question was again brought before the court last week, and it may be hoped that it has at last been settled. Lord Justice James distinctly laid it down that the attestation of the deed by a solicitor, with the statement in the attestation clause that he had explained the deed to the grantor, is all that the Act requires. The

solicitor may be liable to punishment if he omits to CONTENTS.

explain the effect of the deed, but the deed itself will CURRENT TOPICS:

not be invalidated by the absence of such explanation, The New Lord Chancellor

provided only the two requirements above mentioned Attestation of Bills of Sale ..... The Candidature of the Master of the Rolls for the University of exist.

London ................................................ Affidavits by Marksmen .......

499 The Trial of the Election Petitions..

500

THE MENTION of Sir George Jessel's name as a probable A Former Six Clerk ........

.................. 500 LEADERS :

candidate for the representation of the University of The Liability of an Unnamed Principal....

001 London draws attention to the fact that the present The Liability of an Acceptor in Blank....................... 502

Master of the Rolls is, not merely the only, but the last REVIEWS

503 ................................ GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE................

504 judge of the Supreme Court who will be eligible for eleeCASES OF THE WEEK:

tion as a member of the House of Commons, section 5 of National Mercantile Bank, Ex parte The .....

504 Martano v, Mann.

505 the Judicature Act, 1875, providing that no future Massam v. J. W. Thorley's Cattle Food Company....

5c5 judge shall be capable of sitting in the House of ComFardon': Vinegar Company, Ex parte.........

505 City of Manchester, The ......

505 mons. Among Masters of the Rolls who have held seats Kinsman v. Jackson.....

506 in the Lower House, the names of Kenyon, Arden, Slade v. Tucker ..........

506 Grant, Leach, Copley, Pepys, and Romilly will at once be Bragenton v. Yates ...

506 Cave v. Cave .......

506 recalled. In 1853 a Bill was introduced into the House Tilney v. Stane field ..

506 of Commons by the late Lord Hotham for the purpose Gothard and others v. Clark and others

of disqualifying the Master of the Rolls and certain Harvey (otherwise Farnie) v, Farnie ...

507 APPOINTMENTS, ETC...........

507 ecclesiastical judges from sitting in the House, but it was COMPANIES ..

509

thrown out on the third reading by a majority of 224 to SOCIETIES.......... ...............

509 LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL ..

511 | 123. The large majority was generally attributed to the NEW ORDERS, &c...........

512 opposition of the late Lord Macaulay, whose speech CREDITORS' CLAIMS ..........

512 Court PAPERS

against the measure was one of the greatest of his par

512 LONDON GAZATTRS, &c., &c. ........................

liamentary successes. The minority in favour of the

measure included Lord Selborne and the late Lord CASES REPORTED IN TAE WEEKLY REPORTER. Chelmsford, while the late Lord Westbury, Sir A. CockBright's Settlement. In re ( App.) .............................. 551 burn, and Mr. Gladstone were among the Noes. The Chapman v. The Great Western Railway Company. Chapman v. The London and North-Western Railway Company (Q.B.Div.).. 566

judge of the Court of Admiralty formerly enjoyed the Chamber'ain, Ex parte. In re The Metropolitan Improvement Act, same exceptional privilege, and both Sir W. Scott and 1877 (Ch.D v. V.C.B ) .........

............ 565

Dr. Lushington sat in the House of Commons while Cromp v. Cavendish (App.) .................................... 562 Davies F. Godman (App.

559 | discharging judicial functions, but the latter was comEcclesiastical C mmissioners v. Kino (App.) ...

544

pelled to resign his seat for the Tower Hamlets at the Gaskin , Balls (App.)

552 Good, Ex parte. In re Le. (App.) ..

553

first general election after the passing of the 3 & 4 Vict. Hall, Ex parte. In re Townsend (!

c. 66, which disqualified the judge of the Admiralty Hawksley v. Bradshaw (App.) ...

557

Court. It may be remembered that when the question of King v. Voeg (Cb, Div. M.R)......

565 London and Southwark Insurance Corporation (Limited), In re the representation of the University of London was first (Cu.Div. V.O.M.) ...

565

mooted Sir J. Romilly expressed his willingness to become Lowrey v. Burker (App.).......

559 Mils v. Jennings (App.)...

549

a candidate for that constituency; but when the Reform Nelson, Ex parte. In re Hoare (App.).

554 Act of 1867 was passed he had become a member of the Qneen, The, v. Pierce and others (Q.B. Div.)....

Upper House. It is also worthy of notice that Lord Railway and General Light Improvement Company, In re. Marzetti's Cage (App.).......

............. 541

54 Lyndhurst, while Master of the Rolls, sat for the Uni. Swan. Barber (Ap) ... ..

5631

versity of Cambridge, and that Lord Stowell, while Yewens, Appeilanı, v. Noakes, Respondent (App.) ................ 562

judge of the Admiralty Court, sat for the University of

Oxford.
CURRENT TOPICS.

THE CORRESPONDENCE which has recently appeared in THERE IS A PREVALENT IMPRESSION, which we hope will our columns upon the subject of affidavits by marksmen prove to be well founded, that the new Lord Chancellor | has raised questions which deserve the attention of the will occasionally be seen in the Court of Appeal. So profession generally. Mr. Braithwaite having, in his long as the Chancellor remains the president of that reply to the question of our correspondent“ J. H.,” stated court it is desirable that he should occasionally perform that it is still optional with the commissioner taking any the duties of his office. There is much advantage to such affidavit whether or no he shall read it over to the be derived from the presence of a fresh mind on the deponent, other correspondents have pointed out that bench, and as regards the Chancellor himself, it cannot rule 17 of the recently issued Rules of the Supreme but be advantageous that he should be practically Court makes it compulsory upon the commissioner to acquainted with the business of the court, and should | give at least a personal attention to such reading of the be brought into more frequent contact with the bar affidavit. Mr. Braithwaite's "reasons" were, no doubt, than he is when he only attends the sittings of the based upon his knowledge of the official construction put House of Lords.

upon the new rule, which we are informed is in practice as follows :-If the jurat to an affidavit sworn to by an

“illiterate person" is so framed as to show that care has THE NOTION that under the Bills of Sale Act, 1878, it been taken to insure that such person has “apparently is essential to the validity of a bill of sale that the perfectly understood” the document, the spirit and attesting solicitor should have fully explained every part intention of the rule are complied with in other words, of the deed, appears to have survived the observations of its real object is secured. Such a construction of the the Court of Appeal in Hill v. Kirkwood (28 W. R. rule may, of course, only apply to the filing of the 358). As our readers will see from a case of Euc parte affidavit, but it is believed that no case has yet occurred

sioners v. Kino (App.) ................... 341

556

568

in which the court has refused to use any such affidavit A LINK between the past and the present in legal simply because the letter of the rule has not been strictly history was severed by the death last week, at the age of followed. Whether, therefore, under these circum ninety-five years, of Mr. Richard Mills, whose connection: stances, and so long as the rule in question is not rigidly with the Court of Chancery extended from the Chancelenforced, either by the court or in its offices, compliance lorship of Lord Eldon to that of Lord Hatherley. with its letter, on the part of the commissioner taking Born in 1785, Mr. Mills appeared to have become conany such affidavit, should be considered as optional nected with the Six Clerks' Office about the year 1814, with him or not, may, from an official point of view, be and was for several years one of the sworn clerks of the accepted, for the present at least, as an open question ; court. By 5 & 6 Vict. c. 103, s. 1 (which came into but we can hardly' advise commissioners to disregard the operation on the 28th of October, 1842), the offices of express provisions of the rule. Either the rule should Six Clerks, Sworn Clerks, and other offices in chancery be altered or the commissioners may, as suggested by were abolished, with a reservation of the right to recover our correspondent “ J. H.,” reasonably seek some special fees for business already done. By section 4 Mr. Mills was authorized remuneration in respect of the duty im- appointed one of the first taxing masters of the court, posed.

another section having created that office and fixed the

salary at £2,000 per annum. Section 10 prohibited theIT IS UNDERSTOOD that between twenty and thirty but section 12 enabled the holders of the offices which were

newly-appointed taxing masters from receiving any fees, election petitions have been placed on the file, and look abolished to make a claim for compensation, the amount ing to the fact that each of them, if brought to trial,

of which was to be determined by the Lord Chancellor must, in accordance with the Parliamentary Elections

upon an estimate of three years' average amount of fees and Corrupt Practices Act, 1879 (42 & 43 Vict. c. 75),

and emoluments of the office, and was to be not less than be tried by two judges, and that by the present arrange

three-fourths nor more than the whole of this amount. ments under the Parliamentary Elections Act, 1868 (31

It was also provided that, in the case of a Sworn Clerk ap& 32 Vict. c. 125), only three judges are detached to try

pointed to any public office, such portion of the compensa. them, it becomes a serious arithmetical question to con

tion as the Lord Chancellor should direct should cease to sider how the work is to be got through. The rules

be payable, provided that the reduction should not make which were issued under the Act of 1868 provide very the annual income from salary and compensation comfully for the transaction of a moderate amount of busi.

bined less than the full net annual value of the fees, &com ness by three judges working singly and contempo

in respect of which the compensation was awarded. From raneously. Thus, by rule 31," the time and place of the the Civil Service Estimates for the present year it appears trial of each election petition shall be fixed by the judges

that Mr. Mills' salary at the time of the passing of the on the rota," and notice is to be given to all proper

Act of 1842 was estimated at $6,580 12s. 9d., which parties "fifteen days before the day appointed for the

amount he received till his resignation in 1871 of the trial.” By rule 34,“ a judge may from time to time,

office of taxing master. His retiring pension is stated by order made upon the application of a party to the peti

at £4,935 9s. 7d., and this pension is not yet at an end, tion, postpone the beginning of the trial to

since section 14 of the same Act enacts that ( inasmuch such day as he may name," and by rule 35 (which, we

as the business of a Sworn Clerk has been treated as a should imagine will soon be found to be of much use),

subject of sale and succession, and has been commonly “in the event of a judge not having arrived at the time

sold for halt the profits during the seven years next appointed for the trial, or to which the trial is postponed,

after a sale") half of the annual amount awarded to any the commencement of the trial shall ipso facto stand

sworn clerk shall be paid for seven years after his death adjourned to the ensuing day, and so from day to day.”

to his executors, administrators, or assigns as part of his By proceeding leisurely on the lines of these and the

personal estate. other rules, there seems to be little doubt that the whole set of petitions (assuming them all to come to trial) might be got through, allowing five days for each peti. tion, and leaving the single judge to deal with all

At the last Birmingham Sessions the recorder, Mr. Daginterlocutory applications—which by the Act of 1879 a

dale, sentenced a youth named Kavanagh to four years

detention in a reformatory. Major Preston, the governor single judge is permitted to do—in about twenty-five weeks. This is, however, scarcely as expeditious work as

of the gaol, has since written to the recorder declaring bis appears to have been intended, and the hearing of inability

to find a reformatory willing to receive the youth

unless the weekly maintenance fee is guaranteed by the interlocutory applications by a single judge not himself

local authority under the Prisons Act. The corporation one of the triers of the petition might work inconveni.

hold that they are not liable for such contributions, and as What then must be done ? Tire remedy is to the Government refuse to pay the money or increase their be found in the 7th sub-section of the 11th section of

present reformatory grant of 63. per head per week the the Act of 1868, which is as follows: “ Where it appears sentence cannot be carried out. to the judges on the rota, after due consideration of the

At the Kirkdale Quarter Sessions on the 27th ult., Lord list of petitions under this Act for the time being at

Derby drew attention to the subjects of which he had given issue, that the trial of such election petitions will be in notice-viz., the holding of more frequent sessions and the conveniently delayed unless an additional judge or appointment of a stipendiary chairman. His lordship argued judges be appointed to assist the judges on the rota, cach that it was unfair for prisoners to be detained in gaol waiting of the said courts (that is to say) the Court of Exchequer, their trial for a longer period than was absolutely necessary, the Court of Common Pleas, and Court of Queen's Bench and further than that, with the growth of the population the in the order named, shall, on and according to the re

work of the court was continually increasing, and they quisition of such judges on the rota, select one of the puisne

might expect that it would increase still more. Then there judges of the court to try election petitions for the en.

was a general feeling that the assize judges had to deal with suing year; and any judge so selected shall, during that

a great many small and unimportant cases, which might just

as well be disposed of at the sessions, and they might expect. year, be deemed to be on the rota for the trial of election

that before long cases of this kind would be sent to the petitions." To put this sub-section in force would no

sessions. With regard to the appointment of a paid chairdoubt greatly tax our present judicial strength, but it man, he found that this could not be done without the seems to be a course almost imperatively required. It authority of an Act of Parliament. This would necessitate will be observed that the sub-section may be put in force some delay, which would not be without advantage, as conmero motu by the requisitioning judges, but that there siderable difference of opinion on the point existed among the s no external machinery for bringing it into operation. magistrates at present. In the meantime, be (his lordship)

was quite willing to snit the convenience of the magistrates, and if it was their wish he would postpone his retirement until some more suitable time.

ence.

follow that if the agent cannot pay for the goods, and thereTAE LIABILITY OF AN UNNAMED fore, the seller will not deliver them, the principal could PRINCIPAL.

not enforce delivery on tendering the price. If the seller is The case of Irvine v. Watson (28 W. R. 353), recently would it not follow that the principal can have no rights

to have no rights upon the contract against the principal, decided by Bowen, J., on further consideration, estab

against him ? It would appear that the true view must lishes an important distinction between cases where an

be that the sale is really one to the undisclosed principal, agent in contracting for the purchase of goods on

and that the ordinary relation of seller and purchaser account of his principal makes no mention of his prin

arises between the seller and the principal when the latter cipal at all, and cases where he mentions the existence of

is discovered or discovers himself, subject to the proviso a principal but does not mention his name. It was held

stated in Thompson v. Davenport. That proviso appears that whereas in the former class of cases the seller, upon

to be in the nature of an equity arising by way of discovery of the principal, cannot have recourse to him if, in the meanwhile, the principal has bona fide settled exception to the general rule that the seller is

entitled to treat the principal as the purchaser with the agent for the price of the goods, in the latter

of the goods on discovering him, The true basis of class of cases the seller may be entitled to have recourse

this equity seems at first sight somewhat doubtful. The to the principal though he has bonâ fide paid the agent, unless there has been such conduct on the seller's knew that the agent was contracting on his behalf with

question may be asked why, inasmuch as the principal parte.g., delay in applying to the principal--as might another, that other should not have as against him all justify the principal in concluding that the seller was

the rights that arise under a contract of sale made not looking to his credit but that of the agent.

without the intervention of an agent ? It appears to us Though the law on the subject is at present well that the doctrine must rest on some such considerasettled, originally there was some doubt as to the posi- tions as these. It would be inconvenient, as a matter tion of the principal when the agent, in making of business, that the principal should in all cases be the contract, had

not mentioned his , existence.obliged to seek out and pay the seller whether the seller The leading authority on the subject is Thompson vi demanded payment of him or not. The purchaser may Davenport (9 B. & C. 78). In that case it was held that not know who the seller is, or may know little or nothe seller could only have recourse to the principal, on thing of him, and the more natural and convenient discovering his existence, if he had not meanwhile paid

course of business would probably in many cases be for the agent,

or the state of the accounts between the prin payment to be made to the agent as the party whom the cipal and agent did not render it inequitable that the purchaser knew in the transaction. The seller, who seller should any longer look to the principal for pay

was content in the first instance to contract with the ment. The statement of the proviso which relieves the agent as a principal, and who gave credit to him and not undisclosed principal in certain cases from all necessity the principal, cannot say that it is any hardship upon to pay the seller, was thought by Parke, B;, and

the him to look to the agent for payment if the purchaser other judges, in the sabsequent case of Heald v. Ken- has already paid the agent. worthy (10 Ex. 745), to be too large without further ex

Bowen, J., held that different considerations apply planation, and they expressed the view that the only to the case when a principal's existence is disclosed case in which the seller, under such circumstances, was though his name is not disclosed. The reasons for precluded from having recourse to the undisclosed prin- this distinction may be gathered from his judgcipal, when discovered, was when the seller, by some

ment. The difference between the two classes of conduct of his own, had misled the principal into

cases seems to be that the seller, when the existpaying or settling with his agent in the interim.

ence of a principal is disclosed, may be considered But in the case of Armstrong v. Stokes (L. R. 7

as, to some extent, relying on the credit of the unnamed Q. B. 599), the Queen's Bench did not adopt this principal. It was a part of the contract in the case we narrower view, and they revert to the wider language

are discussing that the seller should be entitled to & used by Lord Tenterden in Thompson v. Davenport. disclosure of the name of a principal deemed satisfactory It is now, therefore, the law that a seller who has given by the selling broker by a certain time, or else that the credit to an agent believing him to be a principal cannot purchasing broker should be liable as principal himself. have recourse to the undisclosed principal if the prin- It seems somewhat strange, but it does not appear from cipal has bora fide paid the agent at a time when the the statement of the facts made by the learned judge seller still gave credit to the agent and knew of no one

whether this term was insisted on, and the name of the else except him as principal.

principal demanded by the plaintiffs. If not, an arguDoubts have been expressed whether, under any ment might have arisen that the plaintiffs had elected to circumstances, the seller ought to be allowed to have trust the agent. It would appear probable that the name recourse to a person to whom he never gave credit of the principals muet have been disclosed in accordance and whom he did not know in the transaction at with the terms of the contract. If the seller is to be the time when the contract was made. But, on the considered as relying to some extent, at least, on the whole, it would seem that if there has been no settle- credit of the principal, it is obvious that the case differs ment between the agent and the principal, and no very materially from the first class of cases, other circumstances exist rendering it inequitable that where the existence of à principal is not disthe seller should have recourse to the principal, it closed until after payment made to the agent. is just that he should be allowed to have such recourse. It may be urged on behalf of the principal in such a The seller has not been paid for his goods, the agent had case that he does not know that the agent has disclosed authority to pledge the principal's credit, and the prin- the existence of a principal, but that is answered by the cipal has had the benefit of the goods. Why should not fact that he has authorized the agent to bind him to a the party who has had the benefit of the goods, not third party, and knows that he has done so.

It seems, baving paid for them, pay their price to him who has perhaps, rather strange that the principal's conduct parted with his goods in consideration of being having been exactly the same in both classes of cases paid such price ? If the seller is allowed to look (for in either case he may not know what the agent has only to the agent, it must be on the footing that done with regard to the disclosure of his principal), in the sale of the goods is only as between the seller and the one he should have to pay twice over, and in the the agent. What, then, is the relation between the agent other not. But in the first class of cases the seller, and the principal as regards the goods ? Clearly, the having been content to contract upon the credit of the agent cannot be vendor of the goods to his own prin- agent only, has no hardship to complain of, if the principal. It seems to create a legal illogicality if, though cipal having paid the agent, he is compelled to look to the agent buys for the principal, the seller is not to be the person with whom alone he contracted for payment: held to have sold to the principal. It seems logically to In the latter class of cases the seller has relied upon the

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