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the Court of Appeal in Ex parte Good, 28 W. R. 553, ante common law. It ought to be shown first that there had been p. 403, to be untepable)-viz., that the creditor had sont in a misfeasance ; and, secondly, that damage had resulted to a sufficient proof of his debt before the declaration of the the company in respect of which the person guilty of the dividend, though be bad not then either realized or valued | misfeasance was bound to make compensation, and the onus his security. The Court of Appeal (JAMES, BAGGALLAY, and of proof was on the person who alleged that the company had BRAMWELL, L.JJ.) affirmed the decision, on the ground that sustained a loss.-SOLICITORS, E. Beall; Wilde, Browne, f the som claimed for the trustees’ remuneration was, on Wilde. the face of it, 80 monstrous and extortionate for the realization of such a small estate, and the payment of

ANNUITY DEED-REGISTRATION-PRIORITY_NOTICE-18 one dividend, that it was impossible that the number of

& 19 Vict. c. 15.-In a case of Greates v. Tofield, before hours stated to bave been employed could have been

the Court of Appeal on the 3rd inst., the question arose honestly employed for the purpose. The court held that

whether the grantee of an annuity, charged by deed on that, under the circumstances, there never was any com ! mittee of inspection validly appointed, and the voting of the

land, was entitled to priority ovar some subsequent in

cambrancers on the land, whose incumbranoes had been trustees' remuneration by the two persons who affected to

created before the annuity deed had been registered under act as a committee went for nothing. JAMES, L.J., said

section 12 of the Act 18 & 19 Vict. c. 15, but who had that the audit of the trustees' accounts by the general

express notice of the annuity by means of recitals in their meeting was a mere sham. And BRAMWELL, L.J., said the

mortgage deeds. There was also a question whether the general meeting haå power to audit the trustees' accounts,

annuity was valid as against the trustee in the bankbut they had no power to dispense with an audit, which was

ruptoy of the grantor. Section 12 provides that, until what they appeared to have really done. The court ac

registration in the mode thereby preseribed, “Any an. cordingly simply affirmed the order appealed, without

nuity er rent.cbarge granted after the passing of this Act, directing, as they were asked to do, a fresh andit, or a quasi

otherwise thau by marriage settlement, for one or more taxation of the trustees' accounts.-SOLICITORS, Tippetts,

life or lives, or for any term of years, or greater Son, & Tickle ; E. Woodard.

estate determinable on one or more life or lives, shall not affect any lauds, tenements, or hereditaments as

to purchasers, mortgagees, or creditors." Jessel, M.R., COMPANY — WINDING UP - DIRECTOR — MISFEASANCE —

held that, notwithstanding the notice to the subsequent ACTING WITHOUT QUALIFICATION IN SHARES-COMPANIES Act, 1862, S. 165.-In a case of In re The Canadian

mortgagees, they were entitled to priority over the

annuitant, and that the trustee in bankruptoy was also Land Reclaiming and Colonising Company, before the Court

entitled to priority. The Conrt of Appeal (JAMES, Barof Appeal on the 1st inst., the question arose whether a

GALLAY, and BRAMWELL, L.JJ.) reversed this decision, director of a company could be made liable, under section 165, for a misseagance, on the ground that he had acted as

and held that the annuitant was entitled to priority over a director without acquiring any sbares as a qualification

the subsequent incumbrancers, who had notice of the in accordance with the provisions of the articles of asgo

grant of the annuity, and also over the trustee in bank. ciation. Jessel, M.R., held that the director could not

roptcy of the grantor. JAMES, L.J., said that there was

nothing in section 12 of tbe Act to put an end to or affect be deemed to bave entered into any implied contract to

the equitable doctrine as to notice laid down in such cases take the qualifying number of shares; but his lordsbip

as Le Neve v. Le Neve (Amb. 436), and the trascee in bankheld (ante, p. 271) that in not taking the shares the director had been guilty of a misfeasance towards the

ruptcy could only take that which the bankrupt himself had.

BRAMWELL, L.J., said that he concurred in the reversal of company, and that he must pay as damages the whole

the decision of the Master of the Rolls with great doubt nominal amoubt of the shares which he onght to bave taken.

and reluctance, but, apon the authorities, he could come The Court of Appeal (JAMES, BAGGALLAY, and BRAMWELL, L.JJ.) reversed this decision, holding that, at any rate

to no other conolusion. He could not, however, help in the absence of any evidence that the company had sus

thinking that it was the intention of the Legislature that tained damage by the director's omission to acquire the

a subsequent purchaser or incombrancer was not to be sharer, there had been no misfeasance for which he

affected by any cotice but that derived from the register,

--SOLICITORS, Pilgrim & Phillips ; Peacock & Goddard ; could be made liable. JAMES, L.J., thought that the Master of the Rolls had not been construing the Act, but

Cattarns, Jehu, f Hughes. had been rather legislating for the purpose of repressing and pupishing a wrongful act. The Legislature had TRADE-MARK --- INJUNCTION-SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF not thought fit to impose any penalty for the acting DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIVAL MARKS-SELVAGE-DIFFERas a director without the proper qualification. Section ENT COLOURED INTERWOVEN THREADS.-In a case of 165 did not create any new liability or give any new Mitchell v. Henry, before the Master of the Rolls on the right, but merely provided a more convenient machinery for 30th ult., a question was argued whether certain marks used the enforcing of previously existing rights and liabilities in the by the defendants were an infringement of the plaintiffs" winding up of a company. In order to apply the machinery registered trade-marks. The plaintiffs had registered seren of section 165 it must be shown that there would have been marks in respect of certain black mohair goods, the marks some cause of action against the director if the company was registered being a white selvage on each side of the piece, not being wound up. By a “misfeasance” was meant with a white thread interwoven running the full length of something in the nature of a breach of trust; some act the selvage between the edge of the piece and the edge of the which had done wrong to the company, and had resulted in selvage, this white thread being interwoven in the different pecuniary loss to them. De facto directors, or directors marks with threads coloured blue, red, yellow, violet, brown, de son tort as they had been called, would be liable for any green, and black. Owing to the difficulty of advertizing the acts of omission or commission in relation to the company marks, the original specimens had been exhibited at the in exactly the same way as if they had been directors de jure. Patent Museum, at Kensington. The defendant had sold In the present case po damage had resulted to the company. goods having a black or dark selvage and with an interwoven The director ought to have taken 100 shares, but there were in thread at the edge of the piece comprised of three different fact po shares to be taken. The company had issued a pros- strands, namely, red, white, and yellow. JESSEL, M.R., pectus, which stated that 700 shares had already been taken, said that he had teen somewhat unwilling to allow the and the public were invited to subscribe for the remaining plaintiffs' marks to be registered, having regard to their 1,400 shares, but it was stipulated that no shares should be peculiarity and the difficulty of advertizing them, but he had issued anless the whole 1,400 were taken. His lordship was not wished to act on his own opinion contrary to the wishes utterly at a loss to see that any damage had resulted to the of the trade, and had accordingly allowed them to be regiscompany, or wby the director should be liable for the value tered. The marks could only be good in respect of the of the shares any more than for all the debts of the company, distinct device contained on the goods in respect of which they BRAMWELL, L.Š., said that in his opinion it was impossible | bad been registered. What the plaintiffs evidently conto hold that a man who had done nothing wrong, except sidered as the principal feature in their marks was the white that he had done an act without being qualified to do it, bad selyage with the peculiar interwoven thread mottled with been guilty of a misfeasance within the meaning of section different cross-mixtures of two colours. The defendants had 165. That section was intended to provide a summary remedy made their goods up with a thread composed of three colours, for acts for which there would also have been a remedy at land in his opinion that was quite sufficient to distinguish

their goods from those of the plaintiffs and so prevent any she claimed it as her separate property. FRY, J., held, on infringement of their marks. The defendants, moreover, in | the authority of Ashworth v. Outram (25 W. R. 896, L. R. effect, used a black selvage, and no number of affidavits would 5 Ch. D. 923), that though section 1 of the Act in terms convince him that black was white. Even if the traders at only protects the wages and earnings of a married woman the place where the parties carried on business chose to call "acquired or gained by her in any employment, occupation, or the defendants' selvage a white selvage, that fact was not trade in which she is engaged, or which she carries on mentioned on the register, and the defendant had not regis- separately from her husband," yet the protection extends to tered a "white" selvage according to the custom of the the stock-in-trade and property employed by her in the trade of a particular place. The plaintiffs' case, therefore, separate business. The Act, as his lordship said, in terms. failed, and the motion for an injunction must be dismissed protects only the fruit; the effect of the decision in Ashwith costs.-SOLICITORS, Paterson, Snow, & Bloxam, for worth-v. Outram is to protect also the tree which bears the Gardiner & Jeffreys, Bradford ; W. & J. Flower & Nussey, fruit. And he held, upon the authority of Williams v. for Killick, Hutton, f. Vint, Bradford.

Millington (1 H. Black, 81), that the auctioneers had a possession coupled with an interest or a special property in the goods

which were intrusted to them for sale, and that consequently SETTLEMENT-TRUST TO PAY ANNUITY TO HUSBAND AND | they were ligble for the fair value. both of the goods which WIFE — JUDGNEXT CREDITOR OF HUSBAND – CLAIM TO

were sold and of those which the husband had taken away, WHOLE OF ANNUITY.-In a case of Ward y. Ward, before

and his lordship directed an inquiry as to the fair value of the Master of the Rolls on the 1st inst., a question was

all the goods. He gave the plaintiff her costs of the action up raised whether a wife was entitled to any portion of an

to and including the trial, but reserved the costs of the inannuity to be paid to her husband and herself. By a deed

quiry, on the ground that when damages have to be assessed executed upon a marriage, the lady's father covenanted with

it would generally be much better that the case should be trustees to pay to them during his life an annuity of £60, to

tried by a jury, who could at once determine the amount of be held apon trust to pay the same to the husband and wife

the damages, instead of having first a trial before a judge, during their joint lives, and after the death of the husband to

and then a second trial in chambers, with possibly a referthe wife. The husband had assigned the annuity to certain

ence to the judge again.-SOLICITORS, R. W. Marsland;judgment creditors, and an order had been made directing | Matthews of Greetham : Milne, Riddle, & Mellor. certain soms to be paid to them. They had obtained on summons an order nisi against the trustees attaching the annuity, and an application was now made to make the order SEPARATE ESTATE OF MARRIED WOMAN-GENERAL absolute. The covenantor had failed, and the trustees had ENGAGEMENT-RESTRAINT ON ANTICIPATION.-In a case of proved against his estate for the value of the annuity and Pike v. Fitz-Gibbon, before Vice-Chancellor Malins on the had purchased a Government annvity with the principal sum 5th inst., the question arose whether the general engagement received. The wife now claimed the right to have half the of a married woman binds her separate estate acquired after annuity paid to her, or in the alternative she asserted her the date of the contract; and whetier it binds separate estate eqnity to a settlement out of the fund. JESSEL, M.R., which, at the time of the contract, she was restrained from although considering it a hard case, held that the anticipating, if the restraint has since, by the death of her effect of the trust was to make the whole annuity payable to husband, become inoperative. Malins, V.C, held that in the husband, and therefore the same must be applied in pay both cases the general engagement bound the separate estate. ment of costs and subsequently in satisfaction of the judg-| It may be added that the woman had some separate estate at ment creditor's debt.-SOLICITORS, Dixon, Ward, g Co. ; the time of the contract, but the Vice-Chancellor considered Collyer-Bristow, Withers, & Russell.

this fact immaterial.-SOLICITORS, Duffield g Bruty; Beau.. mont & Warren, for Stevens, Bawtree, & Stevens, Witham,

Essex ; Bray & Co. COMPANY-MEMORANDUM-POWER TO TAKE SHARES IN ANOTHER COMPANY.-In a case of In re Financial Corporation (Limited), before the Master of the Rolls on the 3rd inst., a summons had been taken out by a Mr. Goodson, the holder

Appointments, Etc. of 100 shares in another company, asking that the above company might be ordered to repay to him certain calls which he had been compelled to pay on the 100 shares, on The Hon. ANTHONY EVELYN MELBOURNE ASHLEY, barthe ground that he held them as trustee for the Financial | rister, M.P., who has been appointed Parliamentary Corporation, and they were bound to indemnify him in Secretary to the Board of Trade, is the second son of the respect thereof. A preliminary objection was taken that the present Earl of Shaftesbury, and was born in 1836. He purchase of the shares was ultrà vires the company. By was educated at Harrow, and at Trinity College, Cam. their memorandum of association the company was bridge, and he was called to the bar at Lincoln's-inn established (inter alia) for the “undertaking, assisting, and in Trinity Term, 1863. Mr. Ashley was formerly a participating in financial, commercial, and industrial opera- member of the Oxford Circuit. He was formerly a tions and undertakings both in England and abroad, and both | treasurer of county courts, and was private secretary to singly or in connection with other persons, firms, companies, | Lord Palmerston. He represented Poole in the Liberal and corporations, as well as principal as agent.” JESSEL, interest from May, 1874, until April last, when he was M.R., was of opinion that the words were quite large enough returned for the Isle of Wight. to include a power to purchase shares in another company,

Mr. JOHN BLAIR BALFOUR, advocate, has been appointed and he accordingly overroled the preliminary objection.

Solicitor-General for Scotland. Mr. Balfour was admitted a SOLICITORS, Lawrence, Plews, f Baker ; Argles, Rand-Bailey,

member of the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland in 1861. ģ Argles.

Mr. THOMAS BRASSEY, barrister, M.P., who has been

appointed a Civil Lord of the Admiralty, is the eldest son MARRIED WOMAN - SEPARATE BUSINESS — SALE OF of the late Mr. Thomas Brassey, and was born in 1837. He STOCK-IN-TRADE BY HUSBAND'S ORDER — LIABILITY

was educated at Ragby and at University College, Oxford, OF AUCTIONEER — INQUIRY AS TO DAMAGES - Costs —

where he graduated third class in law and modera MARRIED WOMEN'S PROPERTY ACT, 1870 (33 & 34 VICT.

history in 1859. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's-inn o. 93), ss. 1, 11.-In & case of Davis v. Arting stall, in Hilary Term, 1866, and he has been M.P. for the before Fry, J., on the 1st inst., the action was brought

borongh of Hastings in the Liberal interest since 1868. by a married woman, who had carried on a business

Mr. EDWARD ARUNDEL CARTTAR, solicitor, of Greenwich, separately from her husband, against the husband and some auctioneers who had, by his direction, put up for sale the

has been elected, after a poll, Coroner for the Greenwich stock-in-trade of the business, and had sold a considerable

Division of the County of Kent, in succession to his father, the portion. The part which was not sold was given up to the

late Mr. Charles Joseph Carttar. husband. The plaintiff claimed to recover from the auc.

Mr. WALTER HARRY WILSON CRUTTWELL, solicitor (of tioneers the value of the whole of the property which they the firm of Crottwell, Daniel, & Cruttwell), of Frome, bas had put up for sale, both that which was actually sold and been elected Clerk to the County Magistrates at that place, that which was in the husband's possession. After the on the resignation of his father, Mr. Wilson Clement property had been advertized for sale, and before the sale Cruttwell. Mr. W. H. W. Cruttwell was admitted a took place, the plaio tiff gave notice to the auctioneers that i solicitur in 1874.

Sir CHARLES WENTWORTH DILKE, Bart., M.P., who has Worcester College, Oxford, where he graduated first been appointed Under-Secretary of State for Foreign class in classics in 1848. He obtained the Orave a Affairs, is the eldest son of Sir Charles Wentworth Dilke. Scholarship in 1844, the Newdegate Prize for English He was born in 1843, and succeeded his father in the Verse in 1846, the Chancellor's Englisla Essay Prize in boronetoy in 1869. He is an LL.M. of Trinity Hall, Cam- | 1850, and the Eldon Law Scholarship in 1851. He was bridge, and graduated first class in the law tripos in subsequently elected Stowell Law Fellow of University 1865. He was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in College, and was called to the bar at Lincoln's-ion in Easter Term, 1866, and he has been M.P. for the borough Trinity Term, 1853. He became a Queen's Counsel in of Chelsea in the Liberal interest since 1868.

1869, and has practised for several years in the jourt of Mr. John Gamon, solicitor and notary (of the firm of

Vice-Chancellor Hall. Mr. Morgan has been M.P. for Parry, Gamon, & Farmer), of Chester, has been appointed

Denbighshire in the Liberal interest since 1868, and he Registrar of the newly-formed Diocese of Liverpool. Mr.

is a magistrate for that county and a bencher of Lincoln'gGamon was admitted a solicitor in 1860, and is also

inn. registrar of the diocese and arohdeaconry of Chester, and The Right Hon. Joux ROBERT MOWBRAY, barrister, M.P., secretary to the Bishop of Chester.

has been created a Baronet. Sir J. Mowbray is the son of Mr. HENRY RICHARD GILES, solicitor, of Oswestry and

Mr. Robert Stribling Cornish, of Exeter. He was born in Ellesmere, has been appointed & Perpetual Commissioner

1815, and assumed the name of Mowbray by Royal for Shropshire for taking the Acknowledgments of Deeds

licence in 1847. He was called to the bar at the Inner by Married Women.

Temple in Michaelmas Term, 1841, and formerly prac

tised on the Western Circuit. He was Judge AdvocateMr. HENRY LEWIS GREGORY, solicitor, has been appointed

General from March, 1858, till Jane, 1859, and from July, a Magistrate for that borongb, and also for the Borough of 1866, till December, 1868. He was M.P. for the city of Southport. Mr. Gregory was admitted a solicitor in 1852. Durham in the Conservative interest from 1853 till 1863,

Mr. FARRER HERSCHELL, Q.C., M.P., has been appointed when he was elected M.P. for the University of Oxford. Solicitor-General. Mr. Herschell was educated at Upiver-) Sir J. Mowbray is & Church Estates Commissioner, and a sity College, London, and graduated B.A. of the University magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for Durham. of London in 1857. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's | Mr. ALEXANDER CAMPBELL Onslow, barrister, has been inn, in Michaelmas Term 1866, and he is a member of the appointed Attorney-General of the Colony of West AusNorthern Circuit. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1872, tralia, in succession to Mr. Henry Hicks Hocking, who has and has been M.P. for the city of Durham in the Liberal been appointed Attorney-General of Jamaica. Mr. Onslow interest since 1874. Mr. Herschell is a bencher of Lincoln's. | is the fourth son of Captain Arthur Alexander Onslow, inn, and recorder of the city of Carlisle.

R.N., and was born in 1842. He was educated at Trinity Sir HENRY JAMES, Q.C., M.P., has been appointed College, Cambridge, and he was called to the bar at the Attorney-General. Sir H. James is the son of the late Mr. bar at the Inner Temple in Michaelmas Term, 1868. He Philip Turner James, surgeon, of Hereford, and was born in formerly practised on the Home Circuit, and he has been 1828. He was educated at Cheltenham College, and was for some time Attorney-General of Britislı Honduras. called to the bar at the Middle Temple in Hilary Term,

Mr. RALPH CHARLTON PALMER, barrister, who has been 1852. He formerly practised on the Oxford Circuit. He

appointed Principal Secretary to the Lord Chancellor, is became a Queen's Counsel in 1869, and he is a bencher of

the third son of Mr. George Palmer, of Nazing Park, Esses. the Middle Temple. He has been M.P. for Taunton in

He was born in 1839, and was educated at Winchester, and the Liberal interest since 1869, and in October, 1873, he

at Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated third class succeeded Sir George Jessel as Solicitor-General, and re

in classics in 1861. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's. ceived the honour of knighthood. Shortly afterwards he

inn in Trinity Term, 1864, and practises as an equity became Attorney General, but in the following February he draughtsman and conveyancer, being also a member of the retired with his party

Home Circuit. Mr. Palmer was for some time secretary to The Right Hon. Hugh Law, LL.D., Q.C., M.P., has been the Public Schools Commissioners. appointed Attorney-General for Ireland. Mr. Law is the

Mr. ROBERT GEORGE RAPER, solicitor and notary, of only s n of Mr. John Law, of Woodlawn, Down, and was

Chichester, has been appointed a Magistrate for that city. born in 1818. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin,

blin, | Mr. Roper was admitted a solicitor in 1850, and is in and he was called to the bar in Ireland in 1840. He be

partnership with Mr. William Bennett Barton Freeland, came a Queen's Counsel in 1860, and a bencher of the King's

the clerk to the county magistrates at Chichester. He is Inn in 1870. He was Solicitor-General for Ireland from

an alderman for the city, and was mayor in 1878. He was November, 1872, till January 1874, when he was appointed

appointed leoturer in ecclesiastical and parochial law at Attorney-General and was sworn a member of the Irish

the Chichester Theological College in 1876, and be is also Privy Council, but a few weeks afterwards he retired with

clerk to the county magistrates, district probate registrar, his party. Mr. Law has been M.P. for the county of

deputy-registrar of the diocese and archdeaconry of Chiches. Londonderry in the Liberal interest since February, 1874.

ter, secretary to the Bishop of Chichester, and chapter clerk Mr. EDMUND LEE, solicitor, of Bradford, has been of Chichester Cathedral. appointed Registrar of the Bradford County Court (Circuit

Mr. GEORGE TURNER, solicitor, of Bidelord, has been No. 11), to act jointly with the present registrar, Mr.

appointed a Magistrate for that borough. Mr. Turner was George Robinson. Mr. Lee was admitted a solicitor in

admitted a solicitor in 1852, and is clerk to the Bideford 1874, and has for some time acted as deputy-registrar of

Highway Board. the ojart.

Mr. GEORGE WESTHORP, solicitor, of Ross, Herefordshire, Mr. GEORGE MARSHALL, solicitor, of Retford and Tux

has been appointed a Commissioner to administer Oaths in ford, bas been appointed a Magistrate for the Borough of

the Supreme Court of Judicature, and a Perpetual ComEast Retford. Mr. Marshall was admitted a solicitor in

missioner for taking the Acknowledgments of Deeds by 1858, and is a member of the East Retford Town Council.

Married Women for the County of Hereford.
Mr. John McLAREN, advocate, M.P., has been appointed
Lord Advocate of Scotland. Mr. McLaren is the eldest son
of Mr. Dunoin McLaren, M.P. for Edinburgh, and was

DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP. horn in 1831. He was educated at the University of Edin HARRY REID LEMPRIERE, KENRICK PECK, and George burzh, and was admitted a member of the Faculty of Ad- | EDWARD BROWNE, solicitors, 56 and 57, Lincoln's-ind-fields pycates in Scotland in 1856. He was for several years sheriff (Lempriere, Peck, & Browne). December 31, 1879. Harry of Chancery in Scotland, and was recently elected M P. for Reid Lempriere and George Edward Browne will carry on Wigtown in the Liberal interest. Mr. McLaren is the

| business in co-partnership together at 56, Lincolo's-inn. author of a work on the Scotch law of “ Wills and Succes- fields, under the style of Lempriere & Browne. Kenrick sions."

Peck will carry on business in his own name at 57, Lincoln's, Mr. GEORGE OSBORNE MORGAN, Q.O., M.P., who has inn-fields.

(Gazette, April 30, 1880.) beon appointed Judge Advcoate-General, is the son of the Rev. Morgan Morgan, vicar of Conway, and was born in 1826. Ho was educated at Shrewsbury School and at


1800. He was admitted a solicitor in 1828, and had ever since Companies.

practised at Stratford-upon-Avon, having an extensive and lucrative business. He was for several years associated with

Mr. Thomas Slatter, but more recently he had practised in WINDING-UP NOTICES.

partnership with his son, Mr. William Hobbs, who was JOINT STOCK COMPANIES.

admitted a solicitor in 1865, and with Mr. Alexander Pearse. LIMITED IN CHANCERY.

He was a perpetual commissioner for Warwickshire, and ELGAR SILVEB LEAD MINING OMPANY, LIMITED.-The M.R. has fixed he had held several important appointments, having been for

May 10 at 11 at his chambers as the time and place for the appointment of an official liquidator

many years clerk to the Stratford Board of Guardians, the Souru KENSINGTON CO-OPERATIVE STORES, LIMITED.-Pet ition for

governors of the Grammar School, and the trustees of the winding up presented Apr 27, directed to be heard before the M.R. Town Charity Estates, and superintendent registrar. Mr. on May 8.° Warry and Co, Lincoln's inn fields, solicitors for the peti Hobbs was solicitor to the Stratford Gas Company, and he


was registrar of the Stratford County Court (Circuit No. 22) order dated Mar 9, appointed Charles Fitch Kemp, Walbrook, to ba from the passing of the first County Courts Act, until two or official liquidator

three years ago, when he was succeeded by his son.

(Gazelte, April 30.] ALTON COAL, COKE, AND IBON COMPANY, LIMITED. --Creditors are

quired, on or before June 1, to send their names and addresses and the particulars of their debts or claims to Frederic Hogs (at tae offices

MR. WILLIAM CLARKE. of Mr. W. F. Nokes, 21, Queen Victoria st). Jane 15 at 11 is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims

Mr. William Clarke, solicitor (the head of the firm of BBIDGEMARSK BRICKFIELDS COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made by V.C. Hall, dated Apr 23, it was ordered that the above company be

Clarke, Rawlins, & Clarke), of Gresham-house, Old woond op. Rus sel, Coleman st, solicitor for the petitioner

Broad-street, died at his residence, 18, Kensington-parkJEFFRESTON ANTHRACITE COAL COMPANY, LIMITED.-The M.R. has, gardens, on the 15th ult. Mr. Clarke was admitted a

by an order dated Mar 11, appointed Charles Allen, Norton Tenbý, solicitor in 1846, when he went into partnership at 29, Pembroke, to be official liquidator

[Gazette, May 4.)

Coleman-street with the late Sir Thomas Tilson (afterCOUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER.

wards chairman of the Surrey Sessions), and with Messrs. LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE FIRx INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED.Creditors are required on or before May 29, to send their names

Bryan Parr Squance and David Simpson Morice. He had and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to John

been for many years the head of the firm, and had more Birtwist.e, Spring gardens, Manchester. June 10 at 11 is appointed recently removed to Gresham-house, where he was for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims

associated with Messrs. Alexander Henry Clarke, Herbert


Onslow Clarke, and Cyril Mortimer Murray Rawlins. INDEPENDENT COMICAL FRIENDLY EOCI ETY, Milton-next-Sitting boarne,

Mr. Clarke was a perpetual commissioner for the county Kent. Apr 26

of Middlesex and the cities of London and Westminster, LIVERPOOL TIMBERMEN'E SICK AND BURIAL FRIENDLY DIVIDING SOCIETY, and he had a very large and lucrative mercantile practice. Neptune Hotel, Regent rd, Liverpool. Apr 27

His firm bad been solicitors to the London Joint Stock

[Gazette, Apr 30.) HABLESTON CO-OPERATIVX SOCIETY, LIMITED, Harleston, Northampton.

Bank ever since its foundation, and he also acted for Sion Apr 27

College, the Scottish Provincial Assurance Company, and [Gazette, May 4.) the Phoenix Gas Company.


Mr. John Barber, the oldest solicitor at Derby, died on

the 27th ult., in his eighty-fourth year, from the effects of

a street accident, having been run over by a wagonette. At the usual monthly meeting of the directors, held at Mr. Barber was born in 1796, and was admitted a solicitor the hall of the Incorporated Law Society, Chancery-lane, in 1824, and had practised for over fifty years at Derby. on Thursday, the 6th inst., the following being present, He was first 88sociated in partnership with Mr. Bryan piz., Mr. Desborough (chairman), and Messrs. Tylee, Boodle, Thomas Balguy, many years town clerk of Derby, and Barges, Bort, Desborough, jud., Drew, Hedger, Parkin, with Mr. Porter, next with Mr. William Eaton Mousley, Sidney Smith, Steward, and A. B. Carpenter (secretary). and afterwards with Mr. Francis Barber and Mr. Benjamin & report to be laid before the anpoal general court on Scott Carrey, but for the last few years he had carried on Thursday, the 27th of May, was approved, and the ordin business alone. He was a perpetual commissioner for ary general business was transacted.

Derbyshire and had an extensive private practice, and was agent for the Duke of Devonshire's estates in the neighbourhood of Derby. He was clerk of the peace for

Derbyshire, and clerk to the General Meetings of Lieut. Obituary.

enanoy. Mr. Barber bad for many years been connected with the corporation of Derby, and he was the oldest of

the borough aldermen. MR. BIGGS ANDREWS, Q.C. Mr. Biggs Andrews, Q.C., formerly a commissioner of

MR. JOSEPH SHIPTON. bankruptcy, died at his residence, Heavitree House, Exeter, on the 28th vlt., at the age of eighty-fiye. Mr. Andrews was

Mr. Joseph Shipton, solicitor (of the firm of Shipton born in 1795, and was called to the bar at the Inner Temple

& Hallewell), died at Thornfield, Chesterfield, on the in Michaelmas Term, 1819. He practised for several years on

26th ult. Mr. Shipton was admitted a solicitor in 1840, the Norfolk Circuit and at the Norfolk and Suffolk Sessions,

and had a very extensive practice at Chesterfield, having and in 1837 received a silk gown from Lord Cottenham. been for many years in partnership with Mr. John HalleIn 1858 he was appointed by Lord Chelmsford to the

well. He was a perpetual commissioner for Derbyshire, office of commissioner of bankruptcy for the Exeter

and steward of the Manor of Shirland.

His firm are · District, and held that office till its abolition by the

joint clerks to the county magistrates at Sheffield, and Bankruptcy Act, 1869, when be retired on a pension. Mr.

solicitors to the Chesterfield Market Company, and to the Andrews was the oldest surviving Queen's Counsel, and the

Chesterfield Gas Company and Waterworks Company, senior bencher of the Middle Temple, having been treasurer

He was for several years a member of the Chesterfield Town of that society in 1846. He was a magistrate for Devonshire,

Council. and he was for several years one of the chairmen of quarter sessions for that county.

The polling at Greenwich for the election of a Coroner for MR. ROBERT HIORNE HOBBS.

the Western Division of Kent took place this week, the result

being as follows: --Mr. E. A. Carttar, 728 ; Dr. Maxwell, Mr. Robert Hiorne Hobbs, solicitor (of the firm of Hobbs, 552; Mr. G. Collier, 123 ; Mr. H. Pook, 17. Mr. Carttar's Son, & Pearce), of Stratford-upon-Avon, died at that place father had held the office for forty-nine years, and his grande on the 30th ult., in his eightieth year. Mr. Hobbs was born in father for twenty-two years previously.

office in question was impending, a strong but respectful THE APPOINTMENT OF SOLICITOR OF IN.

memorial was addressed to the Treasary, the Chancellor, the LAND REVENUE IN IRELAND.

Lord Lieutenant, and others who were thought to have influLast week a general meeting of solicitors was held in the

ence in the matter, and when they heard that the appointSolicitors'-buildings, Four Courts, Dablin, for the purpose

| ment was nearly made they sent another communication of considering the recent appointment of Solicitor of Inland

calling attention to that memorial. Revenue, and of deciding on what steps should be taken

Mr. J. H, Nunn, in seconding the resolution, said he had in reference thereto.

no personal object to serve, for he was happy to state that Mr. Henry Augustus Dillon took the chair,

he had never yet asked any Government for an appointment, The CHAIRMAN said they were there to take sach steps

and he had never been offered one. No doubt the answer as should be considered advisable in respect of the ap

that would be given to the present protest, on behalf of the pointment which had recently been made to one of the

gentleman who had been appointed, whose acquaintance he

(Mr. Nunn) had enjoyed for a long time, and for whom he many situations of which from time to time their profes

had the highest regard, and whom he was sure they would sion had been unjustly despoiled. This was no new.

all find a most pleasant and agreeable man of business was matter. Previons meetings of the profession and pre

that a great deal of the business of his office would consist vious councils bad found it necessary to take steps with

in giving counsel's opinions. But was not that true of almost reference to it. In June, 1859, a meeting of the profession

every solicitor ? The business of their Sessional Crown was held on a similar subject, and again in 1866 the

Solicitors was to a great extent that of a barrister ; they council wbioh tben represented the society had to convene

conducted many prosecutions quite as ably as counsel did. a meeting to protest against an appointment which they

| Mr. W. MILWARD JONES said he had had a conversation considered improper and unfair to the profession. With

with a high official, who told him most distinctly that the the gentleman who had been recently appointed to the

appointment in question was made in England, and without situation now in question they had no cause of quarrel at

the sanction, and almost without the knowledge, of the Lord all. It was not with him they quarrelled, but with the

Chancellor in Ireland, who would have been in favour of system under which such a job could be perpetrated.

giving the office to a solicitor. Mr. WEST moyed the following resolution :-"That we

The resolution having been put and carried, hereby express our extreme dissatisfaction at the appoint.

Mr. E. R. Dix moved :-"That inasmuch as the Act ment of a barrister to the office of Solicitor of the Inland

9 Geo. 4, c. 25, by which alone the recent appointRevenge Department, and protest against the appointment

ment of a barrister to the office of Solicitor of Inland of any person other than a solicitor to perform duties for

Revenue is authorized, operates unjustly towards our the efficient discharge of which the professional edu | profession, petitions be presented to Parliament praycation of a solicitor is essential.” He did not meaning for the repeal of the said statute, and that it be reto make any observations as to the merits of the ferred to the council of the Incorporated Law Society of gentleman who had been appointed, but would confine Ireland to take the necessary steps for that purpose.” The himself strictly to the resolution. The posts for which

plea that this office required any special knowledge or solicitors were eligible, even in common with members of

judgment was a hollow sham. There was nothing whatthe bar, were so few that they should resist, as far as they

ever in its duties different from those that every other could, any of those appointments being taken from them.

solicitor in large practice performed every day of his life. They were not there to complain of another appointment of

On the contrary, the duties were a great deal less difficult a member of the bar to a position which had been previously

and responsible than those of ordinary professional life, befilled by a solicitor, that appointment having been strictly

cause the Solicitor of Inland Revenue had only to make within the legitimate patronage of the head of the court.

himself up upon the law of one subject instead of that of But that gave them an additional right to complain of the

every subject. They had heard, when a discussion took appointment of a barrister to a post which, as its very name

place about the chief clerks in Chancery, that solicitors indicated, was peculiarly one to have been filled by a solici.

were not competent to perform judicial functions; and if tor. They knew that the duties of that office were those of

they were to be excluded from those functions, surely a solicitor. When had the authorities gone out of their

they might be let to do basiness for which they had been way to select from the solicitors' profession a man to fill a specially educated. The Act of Parliament on the ques. post of any importance for which others were eligible ? tion was in truth a job, and a series of jobs had since Another cause of dissatisfaction was that the offices

been perpetrated under it. of Solicitor of the Treasury, of the Customs, of the

Mr. WM. ROCHE, in seconding the motion, said this was not Post Office, of the Admiralty, and of the War Department a party question. It had nothing to do with party or persons. might every one of them te filled by gentlemen who were

If any question arose in the carrying out of the business of DOC solicitors. That was a most unworthy and unjust the office in question, the opinion of the Attorney-General stigma upon their profession. The educational status of the

would be taken, and not that of the gentleman who by the profession was greatly different now from what it was half

wave of a magic wand had been converted into a solicitor & century ago. He would read for them the following without having undergone the usual training peculiar to the question on the subject, put to Sir Thomas Freemantle when

profession. he was president of the Board of Customs, and bis answer

Mr. R. K. CLAY was happy to find the council had funds to it:-"Is it an advantage to the public service to have a'

at their disposal to carry out this matter, but in any case he solicitor in preference to a barrister? Yes ; my mind has

was sure the profession would not have hesitated to provide undergone a great change upon that subject. I had formerly,

the necessary sinews of war. a prejadice in favour of the bar, but from becoming more

The motion was adopted, and after some formal votes the cognizant of the working of the department, I think that a

proceedings terminated. solicitor is much the most useful man ; for in fact the business of prosecution occupies a very great part of his time, which a solicitor is better able to conduct. There is no doubt that there is a great deal of disagreeable business in getting

Creditors' Claims. up a case for presentation in the court, and your barristersolicitor left all that to subordinates and merely took his brief,

CREDITORS UNDER ESTATES IN CHIANCERY. when he went into court. No doubt, on the other hand,

LAST DAY OF PROOF. you often require the legal opinion of our solicitor,

DILLON-WEBB, GEORGE, Chancery lane. June 1. Bridger v Dillonand in that case it must be supposed that the opinion

Webb, V.C. Hall, Boxall, Chancery lane of a man bred to the bar would be a better one EVANS, WILLIAM, Dolgelley, Merioneth, Carrier. May 31, Evans than the opinion of & mere solicitor ; but I doubt, Jones, V.C. Hall, Ingle and Co. Threadneedle st even in that case, whether we do not get as good,

ILOTT, ÉDMUND, Harpenden, Herts, Corn Factor. May 12. Ilott v

Ilott, M.R. Phillips, Hertford or even a better opinion, as these questions turn 80 MINIFIE, WILLIAM ALLEN, Kidderminster, Miller. May 15. Isaacs much upon the interpretation of the Customs Revenne law Minifie, V.C. Malins. Stokes, Dudley rather than of the general law. I am quite satisfied with

O'CONNOR, WILLIAM, Clifden rd, Hackney, Gent. May 12. O'Connor

v O'Connor, V.C. Bacon. Heritage, Furnival's inn. Holborn the opinion of the solicitor in most cases." Some persons PRICE, THOMAS, Fishguard, Pembroke. May 15. Williams v Janking, considered that that meeting had been held rather late. They V.0. Malins. Davies, Haverford west had not, however, been idle in the matter. More than a year

WINCOTE, WILLIAM, Alveston, Warwick, Baker. May 19. Canning tv ago, when it was thought that a change in respect of the

Lane, V.O. Bacon. Lane, Stratford-upon-Avon

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