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16 applied, and that it was desirable that the question in the action should be determined, not only as between the plain

societies. tiffs and the defendants, but as between the defendants and the third parties. He accordingly adjourned the trial for a week, and directed the plaintiffs, under rule 19, to serve a

UNITED LAW CLERKS SOCIETY. notice of the motion and of its object on the persons in The forty-eighth anniversary festival of this society was question, informing them that they were at liberty to attend

| held at the Freemasons' Tavern on Monday last, the 7th inst., the proceedings. But, inasmuch as the defendants might the Hon. Mr. Justice Bowen in the chair. The following have applied to the court before the trial, his lordship gentlemen, amongst others, sat down to dinner: ordered them to pay the costs of the day.-SOLICITORS, Sir W. Charley, Q.C., Common Serjeant of London, Fladgate, Smith, f Fladgate ; Webb, Stock, d Burt.

F. M. White, Q.C., H. M. Bompas, Q.C., Montague
Cookson, Q.C., W. C. Gully, Q.C., J. T. Crossley, Q.C.,

F. 0. Crump, J. C. Bigbam, E. H. Pollard, F. A. ArchiPRACTICE-THIRD PARTY NOTICE-Co8T8-ORD. 16, RR. bald, George Lewis, E. G. Saunders, W. A. Saunders, 17--21.-In a case of Witham v. Vane, before Fry, J., on N. T. Lawrence (president of the Incorporated Lan the 7th inst., a question arose as to the costs of some third Society), G. B. Hughes, J. Merivale, E. w. Owles, parties upon whom notice of the action had been served | J. Beaver, S. Hall, T. :. Devonshire, J. Waddell, ani at the instance of the defendants, who claimed indemnity other well-known members of the profession, together from them against any liability which might be imposed with the Right Rev. Bishop Beccles and Dr. Thompson, upon the defendants as the result of the action. The third the medical officer of the society. parties appeared, and at their instance a notice was served The toasts of the Queen and Prince and Princess of on some fourth parties, from whom they, in their cord, Wales having been proposed and duly honoured. claimed indemnity. The fourth parties also appeared. At The CHAIRMAN proposed “The Army, Navy, and the trial judgment was given for the defendants on the Auxiliary Forces.” substantial question in the action, and Fry, J., ordered | Mr. F. O. CRUMP responded. the plaintiffs to pay the costs of the third and fourth The CHAIRMAN next gave the toast of the evening, parties. This decision appears to differ from that in “ Prosperity to the United Law Clerks' Society." He Williams v. South-Eastern Railway Company (26 W. R. said :-I believe that this is the ouly occasion in the year 352), wbicb, however, was not cited to the court. See on which all branches of the great profession to which I also The Yorkshire Waggon Company v. The Newport, &c., have the honour to belong meet under a common roof, and, Coal Company (28 W. R. 505, L. R. 5 Q. B. D. 268).--Soli I believe, it is with the greatest pleasure that we all meet CITORS, Markby, Wilde, & Burra; Parkin, Pagden, & Wood here to acknowledge the common bond which unites as house; Rogerson f. Ford ; Horns & Murray; Benn Davis. together, and in acknowledging it to do honoar to,

and to show all good wishes for, the society whose anniver

sary this is. More especially is it a pleasure and a pride SOLICITOR---APPLICATION AT SUGGESTION OF JUDGE TO to those of us who, like myself, and like many others STRIKE OFF ROLL-JURISDICTION—Costs—ORD. 51, R. la whom I see immediately around me, do not belong to that ORDER OF LORD CHANCELLOR OF 19TH JUNE, 1877-JUDI. particular branch of the profession whose society this is, CATURE Act, 1873, s. 87.-In a case of Cave v. Cave, before to come here—to come back some of us-among friendly Fry, J., on the 4th inst., a question arose as to the jurisdic. faces that we know, in order to pay respect and tion to entertain an application to strike a solicitor off the honour to those two branches of the profession who have roll. At the trial of the action, Fry, J., was of opinion that inaugurated this society, and by whose chief efforts this a solicitor, who was one of the defendants, had been guilty society lives and flourishes and increases. Whatever the of improper conduct, and he communicated this to the official | world may say, the experience of my life, and, I believe, solicitor. The cfficial solicitor then applied for leave to serve the experience of the lives of almost all lawyers) is that of notice of motion on the solicitor, to show cause why he

all professions none surpasses ours in integrity and honoar. should not be struck off the roll. Fry, J., was at first dis

When I think of the vast interests which are confided to posed to think that he had no jurisdiction to entertain the

the consciences and the honours of the members of the application which was made, not only in the action, but

legal profession, how the fortones of great houses and also in the matter of the solicitor. Rule la of order 57, he

the characters of private persons are intrasted fearlessly, said, gave him power to order that any proceeding in the and I venture to say without danger, to the keeping of action subsequent to the trial should be taken before himself.

lawyers, and of those who are employed by lawyers, I But the Lord Chancellor's order of the 19th of June, 1877,

think it no slight testimony to the profession to be able directed that no causes or matters should be assigned to Fry,

to challenge the experience of the longest lived amongst J., by being marked by the plaintiff or petitioner with his

us to say-wbatever may have been or may be our failingsname. It was pointed out by the counsel for the applicant

whether he has ever known a case of a client sold or of a that, by section 87 of the Judicature Act, 1873, every judge of the High Court has jurisdiction over solicitors, and it was

confidence betrayed ? And, gentlemen, the honour of the

profession is in the keeping, not merely of the barristers, urged that the matter had not been assigned by any one to Fry, J., but that he was acting in it mero motu. His lord

who become Queen's Counsel and judges, or the solicitors, ship acceded to this view, and gave leave to serve the notice

who rise to distinction and to fame-it is equally in the for a motion before himself.-SOLICITOR, Official Solicitor.

handa and in the safe keeping of those who assist them both. It is sometimes, I know, said that men are the architects of their own fortunes, bat, I believe, tbat the experience of most of us will justify the view that

there is no fortune in the world, and no fame or reputation The difficulty experienced in the new Police-court at

in the world, built by a single arohiteot, but that for every Bristol in the matter of acoustics leads, gays the Bristol

edifice there are many masong, and those of us who rise in Times, to some very carious misapprebensions of what is

our profession either to wealth or promotion cannot bat said. The magistrates can't hear what is said by the

look back with gratitude to the friends who have assisted prisoners; the magistrates' clerk, although favourably

08. The law clerks of the solicitor and our own are placed, can't hear wbat the witness says, the prisoner is in

the clerks who, between them, have laid the foundation from delightful ignorance of the evidence being given against

which we have achieved success. I should desire to be him, and the admonitions of the bench must be lost apon permitted, if it is not an intrusion, to say that nobody can the hardened one, whilst the reporters have to report cases acknowlege with more heartfelt gratitude and respect than three parts of the evidence in which they cannot possibly myself the kindness and indulgence which barristers receive hear. The following is an illustration that occurred on from their clients. And to the other branch of the proThursday week of the state of things, and it is only a session, the clerk to the barristers, what can we say of the sample of what occurs every day. Witness: He came man who makes the fortunes of his employers ? because nto the shop and asked for a quarter of a pound of black believe that no work is done more industriously, none with pudding. Magistrate's Clerk: A quarter of a pound of greater integrity, none with more upflagging loyalty towards blacking. Magistrate (to constable) What state was he his employer than the work which is done by the clerk to the (prisoner) in ? Constable : In St. Phillip's. And so it rising barrister. I am not going to detain you with a long goes on during the day.

speech. I am simply going to ask you to drink the health

of this admirable society. It has now lasted for nearly fifty when they saw the chair so worthily occupied as it years, and during that fifty years the good which it has done was that evening ; and, as far as the bar and the profession may be said almost to be untold. It combines in itself were concerned, he might say that those who were present what charities do not always combine — the principle of might be taken as a fair sample of the whole body of the joint providence and insurance on the one hand, and the principle profession in their wishes, which they endeavoured to of benevolence and charity on the other, and during the last express by coming there, for the prosperity and success of fifty years what I may call an enormous sum of money bas the societs. He coupled with the toast the names of Sir been spent in its good work. As every year progresses, the Williaa. Charley (common serjeant of the City of London), efforts of a society, which, in part, is an insurance society, Mr. Francis Turner, and Mr. N. T. Lawrence, the President must depend more and more on the extension of the society's of the Incorporated Law Society. numbers. Every year that this society lasts deaths occur Sir Wu. CHARLEY, Q.C., replying on behalf of the bench, the term so to speak of human life runs out-and the said there was no profession in whose honour and integrity necessity increases every year, if possible, for extending the the public had greater confidence than in the judicial bench. area of the society's benefits by increasing the income of the The ermine of the judges was unsullied. One source of society. And I firmly believe that there is nobody present their strength was that the bench was recruited from the here who will not cordially unite with me in wishing health great bar of England. This was an advantage which foreign and prosperity to this society ; in recognizing the admirable countries did not possess. Whilst at the bar the future judge labours of those who undertake its administration, and in acquired that knowledge of human nature which would serve hoping that for many many years it may continue to set an him so well when promoted to a seat on the bench. He did example to other provident and benevolent societies, both by not know that it was so desirable that a judge should seek the simplicity of its admicietration, and by the excellent popnlar applause, but he thought it desirable that he should manner in which its charity is distributed.

seek the approval of his profession, and he thought it & Mr. Cookson, Q.C., next proposed " The Patrons of the good criterion as to whether a judge was doing bis duty or Society.” He said the well wishers of the society might not if he had or had not the good opinion of the profession. be regarded in three aspects ; first of all there were the Mr. F. TURNER, on bebalf of the bar, said they were glad ex-officio patrons of the society, amongst whom it was the to know that an Englishman had in every age been glad to good fortune of the society to number those holding the trust himself in the hands of the profession-he might be highest places in the legal profession. They would recollect allowed to say especially in the hands of the bar; and that the Lord Chancellor last year filled the chair, and on

whilst he said this with respect to the bar especially, he one occasion the Lord Chief Justice of England, whom

knew well it was not for the bar to arrogate to itself any they all reverenced if they did not even love, presided over pre-eminence above those who prepared their cases for one of these great anniversaries. The second class of them, and by whom the out-of-sigh', the more laborious, the patrons were hombler individuals, like himself, from the less honour-giving, labours of the profession were perbar, who were well wishers to the society, to which he formed, for they knew that not only were those he was adconsidered the bar owed a great obligation ; for he be- dressing conversant with the laboars and responsibilities of lieved that owing to that society a counterpart institution

the profession, they knew also its high traditions, and from which germinated about ten years ago had now grown into

the most junior clerk who engaged in the profession up 10 a great success—he meant the Barristers' Benevolent

the place of hopour which the judges of the land occupy, Association. That institution would never have been

al! felt the same sense of duty, the same desires for the called into being but for the success and example of the

interests of their clients; and therefore it was that he might United Law Clerks' Society. They of the bar might well

with something of pride return them his very hearty thanks then give this society God speed. Bat the best patrons

on behalf of the bar for the kind manner in which they had

received the toast. of the society were those of the third class—the actoal members. The best patron of the society was the man

Mr. N. T. LAWRENCE (president of the Incorporated Law who subscribed to it, and the next best, or rather the Society) responded on behalf of the solicitor branch of the better, the one who got another man to sabscribe to it.

profession. He asked the law clerks to extend the benevolent field of

Several other toasts having been drunk, the proceedings

terminated. the society by making it more widely known, so that at

The attendance of visitors was smaller than usual, and this last it shall embrace, as its roles permit, every law clerk resident within twelve miles of the metropolis. He begged during the evening, which amounted to a little over £300.

will account for the falling off in the donations received to couple with the toast the name of Mr. Meadows White.

It may be mentioned that the society is formed of clerks Mr. MEADOWS WHITE, Q.C., in responding, said he could

in every branch of the profession and of clerks to parliamentary speak from his own experience of the advantages to be derived from the society, having had a clerk who, in sickness, pecuniary assistance and medical advice in sickness, of a

agents. The advantages of the society principally consist of was relieved from its funds, and at whose death his

pension for life in old age or permanent affliction, and of an widow was substantially assisted.

He was
sure he

allowance on death. In addition the society has a could say for the patrons that they valued and recognized its

benevolent fund, out of which its necessitous nembers, work, and that they wished it every success.

their widows and children, are assisted with small gifts of Mr. H. M. BOMPAS, Q.C., gave the health of the chairman, which having been duly responded to,

money. Similar relief is also granted to law clerks who

are not members and their widows. Members pay a fixed Mr. W.C. Gully, Q.C., proposed, " The Bench, the Bar, subscription, which is supplemented by the donations of and the Profession.” He regretted that the numbers of the "visitors" were not larger. No doubt this was to be ascribed

the profession. Every member disabled by illness is

entitled to a weekly allowance of a guinea for a period to some extent to the fact of the recent dissolution of Parlia. ment, and that some who would otherwise have been present duration, be is entitled to half the amount during the

not exceeding one year. Should his illness be of longer had had the misfortune to be returned to the new Parliament, second year. Should it assume a permanent character, if and were attending to their duties there, whilst some, per the member has been such not less than sixteen years, he haps, were at present bu«y with the petitions against their

is entitled to be placed for life on the Superannuation Fund. return; so that they were reduced to a certain number of

The relief then granted consists of a weekly allowance vary. defeated candidates, and a certain number of other godtle. ing from 103. to 14s. The allowance on the decease of men who had not had the courage to face the electoral war;

a member is £50, and half that amount on the and there were still others who did not trouble themselves

death of his wife. There is also what is called about politics one way or the other, but who were al.

a casual fund, out of which relief is afforded ways to be found at their posts on these occasions, and who were, therefore, the best friends of the society.

to law clerks, whether members or not, their widows and chilIt was

dren. The assistance thus granted consists of small gifts of not necessary for him to recommend the toast, because he was not speaking to strangers, but to a number of gentle recommendation of a subscriber nor without the circumstances

money not exceeding £5, and is never granted without the men who had ample opportunities of judging of the inerits of the bench, the bar, and the profession, and if they did not

and need of the applicant being fully investigated. The find grouod for wishing health and prosperity to them from

committee also grant relief by way of loan to members suffer. their own knowledge, he was sure they would not do so from ing from temporary pecuniary pressure in the

shape of loans anything he could say in their favour.

without interest, to be repaid by instalments. During the

As far as regarded past year 46 members have received relief in sickness at an the bench, they does not regret the absence of other judges expenditure of £467 189. 6d., and in addition 32 were in

receipt of the superannuation allowance. Of the present entitled had she died intesture, and without haviog been pensioners, 38 in number, two receive yearly £31 4s., and the married.' The widow died witboot exerci-jog the powers remaining 36 £36 8s. each. The total expenditure of appointment, leaving tbree children of the former and in cases of death during the past year was £990, and two of the second marriage surviving. Would these since the foundation of the society £20,890. Of the obildren be entitled to the trust fand ?" Wilson v. Atkin. general fund £62,711 17s. 1d. is invested in the names son (4 De G. J. & S. 455); Re Balt's Trust (L. R. 11 of the trustees in Government and orber stook. There is Ch. D, 270); Upton v. Brown (L. R. 12 Ch. D. 872); also a sum of £1,857 Reduced Annuities, invested with the Emmins v. Bradford (27 W. R. 531, L. R. 13 Ch. D. 493). intention at some future day of granting some small pensions Mr. Davis opened in the affirmative and was supported by to the most necessitous and deserving of the members' widows. Mr. Barrows. The speakers on the negative were Messrs. The society, since 1832, has expended £65,372 in assisting Phillips, Crosskey, Rogers, Barber, and Samoel. After law clerks, their widows and families, in affliction and tem an able summing up by the obairman the question was porary distress.

put to the meeting aod carried in the negative by a large majority. A hearty vote of thacks was accorded to the chairmao.

The fourth of the series of leotares, pow being delivered Law Students' Journal. to the society by several local barristers and solicitors was

given by Mr. J. Loxdale Warren, barrister-at-law, on LAW STUDENTS' DEBATING SOCIETY.

Tuesday evening week, op “Land Law Reform." After a

few introductory remarks, Mr. Warren proceeded to conThe weekly meeting of this society was held at the Law sider the various legislative enactments passed doring the Institution, Chancery-lane, on Tuesday evening week, Mr. C. last balf century with reference to the transfer of land E. Barry in the chair. The question appointed for the and the dealing uf settled estates. The learned gentleman evening's discussion was the following : "Is it desirable to pointed out the principles on which legislation in this place married women upon the same footing with single direction should be based, and the means for carrying his women as to property ?” and was opened by Mr. F. D. suggestions into effeot, and closed the lecture with a careWilliams in the negative. Messrs. A. E. Ward, A. M. Ellis, ful review of the provisions of the three Billa introduced LL.B., J. A. Neale, B.A., and J. Van Sommer, jun., sup; by the late Lord Chancellor on the subject. A hearty rote ported the same side. Messrs. Kirk, Lloyd Jones, and of thanks was accorded to the lecturer. Bateman Napier supported the affirmative. On being put to the meeting the motion was decided in the negative. It was decided at the meeting to hold the annual dinner of this

CALLS TO THE BAR. society in the month of July next, and the 13th of that month The following gentlemen were on Wednesday called to has been fixed as the day.

the bar :The weekly meeting of this society was held at the INNER_TEMPLE.-Roper Lethbridge, MA, Oxford, Law Institution, Chancery-lane, on Tnesday evening last, C.I.E. ; Frederick Barnes Peacock; James William Best, Mr. J. A, Neale, B.A., in the chair. There was a large B.A., Cambridge ; Thomas Robert Redfern, B. A., Oxford ; attendance of members. The subject appointed for the William Edward Thompson Sharpe, B.A., Dublin ; Alfred evening's debate was the following :-"A devised land to Clayton Cole, B.A., Cambridge ; Joseph Smith, B.A., Os. B. and C. and their heirs. And he declared that during ford ; Wilson Noble, B.A., Cambridg-; Walter Fritb, B.A., their joint lives they should share their profits equally. The LL.B., Cambridge; Hugh Francis Seymour, B.A, Camwhole to belong to the survivor. Are B. and c. joint | bridge; George Spencer Bower, B.A. Ox'ord ; George Care tenants ? ” and was opened in the affirmative by Mr. Spiers ; (holder of a pupil scholarship in real property law, awarded Mr. Heppell followed in the negative. The following by the Inner Temple, July, 1879), B.A., Oxford ; James gentlemen then addressed the society :-Mr. J. W. Evans Meadows Rendel, B.A., Oxford ; William Fowler Carter, (affirmative), Mr. Green (negative), Mr. Kirk, Mr. Ellis B.A., Oxford ; Arthur M'Arthur Kingsmill, B.A., Cam. (affirmative), Mr, Van Sommer. The chairman then bridge ; Francis Amboor Keating (holder of a pupil summed up. The question on being put to the meeting scholarship in common law, awarded by the Inner Temple was decided in the affirmative. The following cases,

July, 1879), B.A., Oxford ; Elward John Eveleigh Wyndamongst others, were referred to :-Barker v. Giles (2 P. ham, M.A., Oxford ; Henry Reynolds So!ly, B.A., Cambridge

; Wm8. 280); Patterson v. Rolland (28 Beav. 347); Cojlison

Nicholas Lower Paliologus, Oxford ; William Foord-Kelcey, V. Bingham (17 Beav. 262); Jones v. Randall (J. & W. B.A., Oxford ; William Hodgson Horsfall, B.A., Cambridge: 100) ; Haddersley v. Adams (22 Beav. 260).

Francis Palmer Kemp; Eustace Conway, Loodon ; Thomas
Edward Ellison, London ; Paul Henry Foley, B.A., Oxford;

Charles Oakleigh Walker, M.A., Cambridge; Edward UNITED LAW STUDENTS SOCIETY. Canliffe-Owen, B.A., Cambridge; William Daniell

, B.A., The society held its usual weekly meeting at Clement's.

Oxford; William Henry Cross, B.A., London; Frederie inn Hall, Strand, on Wednesday last, Mr. C. Kains-Jack.

Michael Abrabams, London ; John Wingfield, M.A., Loodoo; son, in the chair. Dr. B. T. Bartrum opened the subject Rahman, F.S.S., F.R.C.I. ; Rohert Henville Simonds, M.A.

William Snowden Robson, B.A., Cambridge; Synd Abdurfor discussion :-"That, having regard to the facilities now enjoyed by barristers wishing to become solicitors, conces

Oxford; Amyas Philip Longstaffe ; Louis Stephen White

, sions should, to an equal extent, be granted to solicitors

B.A., LL.B., Cambridge; James Lumb, M.A., Cambridge ; wishing to join the bar”—and was supported by Messrs.

William Bounce Milton, B.A., Cambridge ; James Gordon E. F. Spence, H. N. Harvey, F. Harvey, and W. P. W.

Jones, B.A., Cambridge; John Kendall Brooke, B.A., Os. Phillimore; Messrs. W. C. Owen and E. H. Pickers

and William Robert Bousfield, M.A., Cambridge

Esqs. gill opposing. The motion, on being put to the vote, was carried by a majority of six. The annual dinner of the

MIDLE TEMPLE.—Joseph Gatey, of the University of society will be held at Anderton's Hotel, Fleet-street, on

London, first class Real and Personal Property Scholar, Wednesday, the 30th inst., at seven p.a., Mr. Montague William Richards Fryer ; Thomas Orde Hastings Lees,

second class Honours Trinity Examination, 1880; Frederic Cookson, Q.C., in the chair.

M.A., Trinity College, Dublin; George Jamieson,

Aberdeen University ; Michael Joseph McGauran, BIRMINGHAM LAW STUDENTS SOCIETY.

B.A. Dublin University ; Henry William Forsyth Har

wood-Harwood ; Alexander Michael Colgan, LL. B. London A meeting of this society was beld on Tuesday evening University ; Alfred Aspinall-Tobin, B.A. University Col. week, in the Law Library. Mr. A. Godlee presided. After the lege, Oxford, International and Constitutional

Law Scholar

, election of an ordinary member to serve on the committee, 1878, Common Law Scholar, 1879; Harry Fiennes Speed, and the addition of several books to the library, a debate Brasepose College, Oxford; William Herbert Greaves, ensued ou the following moot point:-"A widow, in con. B.A. St. Edmund Hall, Oxford ; Harry Charles Hannam templation of a second marriage, settled money in trust Man ; Harold Wright, B.A., LL

B, Pembroke College, for her separate use for life, and after her death for such Cambridge; William Augustus Hobson;

John Thomas persons as she should by deed or will appoint, and subject Blazé, M.Á. Merton College, Oxford ; Julius Berkeley thereto in trust for her next of kin who would

bave been Hallé, University of London, Robert Armstrong Yer

ford ;


burgh, B.A. University College, Oxford ; Michael John Michael, St. John's College, Cambridge, LL.B. ; Francis

Obituari. Cuthbert Fishbourne ; Dinsha Dhanjibhai Davar, University of Bombay; George Victor K'Vern, University of

SIR STEPHEN CAVE. London ; Charles Christian Newton, University of London ; Synd Mohammud Sharfuddin, Calcutta University; Sayyid The Right Hon. Sir Steplien Cave, barrister, G.C.B., Nurul Huda, St. John's College, Cambridge ; John Edwin died at Chambery on the the 7th inst. after a painfal illHewick ; Lewis Levy ; Frederick Hardyman Parker, M.A. Sir S. Care was the youngest son of the late Mr. University of Edinburgh, second class Real and Personal Daniel Cave, of Cleve-hill, Bristol, and was born in 1820. Property Scholar, Esqs.

He was educated at Harrow, and at Balliol College, OxLINCOLN's Ing.-Hamilton Edward Lawrance, Uni- ford, where he graduated second olags in classics in 1843. versity of London (studentship in Jarisprudence and He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in Michael. Roman Civil Law, C.L.E., Trinity Term, 1878; certificate mas Terc, 1846, and was formerly a member of the Western of hovoar, second class, Trinity Term, 1879; holder of Circuit. He was for several years a director of the Bank the Barstow Law Soholarship 1879; Lincoln's-inn Sobolar. of England, and in 1859 was elected M.P. for Shoreham ia ship in International and Constitational Law, 1879); Henry the Conservative interest, which seat he retained for Leopold Ashton, B.A., Oxford ; Richard O'Shaughnessy, twenty-one years. In 1866, on the termination of the Earl M.P., a member of the Irish Bar; Stephen Horton William- of Darby's third Ministry, be was appuinted vice-president sop, LL.B., London (Lincoln's-ion sobolarship in common of the Board of Trade, and Paymaster-General of the law, 1878) í Amaury Robert Macnamara Bourebier, M.A., Forces, and was sworn in as a Privg Coceoillor. He Oxford ; William Iogham Shaw, B.A., Cambridge ; Henry retired with his party in December, 1863, and in February, Spencer Wilkinson, B.A., Oxford ; William Palteney Smith 1874, on Mr. Disraeli returning to office, he was appointed B.A., Oxford: Thomas Rafles Hughes, B.A., Cambridge ; Judge Advocate-General and Paymaster-General. He Harry Jobnson, B.A., Oxtord (a Tanored law student); resigned the former offize in November, 1875, when he Joshua Leslie Field, B.A., Oxford ; John Daffas Harris, was sent on a financial inission to Egspt. He retained the B.A., Cambridge ; Richard Rideout, B A., Oxford; office of Paymaster-General (to which no salary is attached) Thomas Olver Harding, M.A., Cambridge; Bedry till the last general election, when (in consequenca of Hobhouse, M.A., Oxford ; Joseph Jobo Talbot Lamb, failing health) he retired from Parliament. Sir S. Cave B.A., London ; Wyndham Anstis Bewes,

LL.B., was a magistrate for the county of Sussex, a magistrate London; Harry Baird Hemming, LL.B., Cambridge ; and depaty.lieatonant for Gloucestershire, and a connisJohn Henry Chapman, M.A., Oxford; Harry Claudo sioner of lieutenancy for the city of London. He always Edmonds ; Charles James Blackburn Lowe, B.A., and took a leading part in the business of the House of Com. LL.B., Cambridge; Charles Norris Nicholson, LL.B., mons, aod he carried several measures through Parliament, Cambridge; Howard Douglas Leonard Galton, B.A., including the Life Assurance Companies Act, 1871, and London; Samuel Woodall Smith, B.A., Cambridge ; | other important statutes. Sir S. Cave was married to the James 'Lewis Somers Roosmale - Cocq (Lincolo’s-inn, daoghter of the Rev. William S. Smyth, of Elkington Hall, scholarship in common law, 1880); Krishua Nath Mitra, Lincoloshire. University of Caloutta ; Emile Henri Canpot, Uoiversity of Aberdeen ; and Herbert Mainwaring Baily, B.A., Oxford, Esqs.

MR. MALIM MESSITER. Gray's INN.-Charles Paget Moore, Frank Dodd, of

Mr. Malim Messiter, solicitor, of Frome, died at that Rook Ferry, and Thomas Trevor White, B.A., Dablin, Esqs. place on the 30th

ult. Mr. Messiter was the second son of

the late Mr. George Messiter, solicitor, of Frome. He MIDDLE TEMPLE.

was born in 1818, and was admitted & solicitor in

1840. He speat several years at Liverpool, where The award of the Bench in the competition for the he formerly managing

clerk to the late scholarships specially provided by and founded in this Mr. Whitley, the father of the present member for society for its members was declared on Wednesday as Liverpul. He next resided at Worcester, where he was for follows, viz.-Equity.—Joho Herbert Williams, Esq , Trinity a short time associated with Mr. Thomas Huxley. He College, Cambridge, a first class scholarship of 100 guineas; afterwards returned to Frome and went into partnership Charles Valentine Hickie, Esq., University of London, with his father, and since the death of the latter he had B.A., a second olass scholarship of 30 guineas. International carried on business alone. Mr. Messiter was a commissioner and Constitutional Law.-Simon John Fraser Macleod, to administer oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature, Esq., University of London, a first class scholarship of 100 and a perpetual commissioner for Somersetsbire, and he gaineas; Philip Henry Clifford, Esq., a second class scholar had an extensive private practice. He had been for about ship of 30 gaineas. Real and Personal Property.-Beo- twenty years registrar of the Frome County Court (Circuit jamin Whitehead, Esq., University of London, B.A., & first No. 52), and also acted as solicitor to the Prome Licensed class scholarship of 100 guineas; Thomas Mott Whitehouse, Victuallers' Association. He was an active supporter o fthe Esq., a second class scholarship of 30 gaineas. Common Conservative party in the borough and county, and was a Law.-Ralph W. B. Barry, Esq., a first class scholarship leading member of the Masonic body in Sgorsetshiry. Mr. of 100 guineas ; Benry Terrell, Esq., St. John's College, Messiter was buried at Frome on the 3rd inst. Cambridge, a second class scholarship of 30 guineas.

The compiler of the obituaries in this journal last

week, owing to a mistake in a Christian name, announced It is stated that Mr. Worlledge, county court jadge for month. We are happy to learn from that geatleman that he

the death of Mr. F. Danby Palmer, of Great Yar. Suffolk, has announced bis intention to resign office in consequence of advancing years.

is not dead, and is, “in fact, not at all that way inclined."

-ED. S.J.] A well-known lawyer, says the Western Jurist, being perplexed over a point of law, called at the office of a brother attorney to consult him upon it. The latter remarked, with dignity, that he usually had pay for his At the Liverpool Police-court on the 4th inst. it apadvice." Then," said the applicant, extending fifty cents, peared that a policeman had placed a woman in handcuffs. " tell me all you know, and give me back the change." The chief saperintendent was sent for, and, in reply to the

A correspondent of the Western Jurist says that a young magistrates, said there was no role aboat constables asing lawyer was recently defending a semi-lunatio indicted for handouffs. "If a policeman carried them it would be withlarceny.

He commenced his speech as follows:- ont the permission of the head constable, although any " Gentlemen of the jury, my client, as you must plainly officer was not prohibited from carrying them. They were gee, is an idiot, but, thanks to the wisdom of the common sometimes very useful in rough neighboarboods, especially daw and the ægis of our constitution, he this day enjoys when an officer had to take to bridewell a powarful and the glorious privilege of being tried by a jury of his violent man. The magistrates directed the superintendent peers.!” The jort foond the prisoner guilty.

to report the officer's conduct to the head constable.

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Appointments, Etc. HANWOOD FRIENDLY SOCIETY, Cock Inn, Hanwood. June 1

[Gasette, June 4.] Mr. WILLIAM FREDERICK BOURNE BRANDRETA, solicitor


Gloucester, June 3 (of the firm of Hedges & Brandreth), of 3, Red Liou-square,

[Gazette, June 8.] has been appointed a Commissioner to administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judioature.

Mr. GERALD JOHN WHEELER, barrister, has been appointed Official Reporter of Scotch Appeals in the House of

Election Petitions.
Lords, on the resignation of Mr. John Fraser Macqueen,
Q.C. Mr. Wheeler is an LL.B. of Trinity College, Dublin.

He was called to the bar at Lincoln's-ion in May, 1877, and
practises as an equity draftsman and conveyancer.

(Before Lord COLERIDGE, C.J., and GROVE, J.)

June 9.-The Wallingford Election Petition.

The petitioner in this case proposed to administer interDISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.

rogatories to the respondent, asking him the number and WYKEHAM GEORGE Nicoll, and William SHARP, solici- addresses of the committee rooms engaged by him at the tors, 199, Great Portland-street, and 59, King William-street, recent election; the number, dames, and addresses of the London (Nicoll & Sharp). May 25, 1880.

committee men ; and a list of the paid agents employed by (Gazette, June 8, 1880.) bim. The petitioner applied at chambers to Lindley, J., for

permission to administer the above-mentioned ioterrogatories, but the judge refused the application with costs, and ap

pended to his decision the following note : “I think that on Companies.

the true construction of sections 2 and 26 of the Act of 1868, I have no power to make this order. The election judges can,

by making a rule under section 25, authorize interroga. 'WINDING-UP NOTICES.

tories to be delivered; as yet, however, there is no such Joint Stock COMPANIES.


Appeal therefrom by the petitioner.

Pollard, for the peritioner.— The application is made under LIMITED.-By an order made by V.C. Hall, dated May 25, it was

the Parliamentary Elections Act, 1868 (31 & 32 Vict. c. 125), ordered that the association qe wound up. Chinery, Aldridge, and

s. 2, which enacts that the Court of Common Pleas“shall, Cray, Fenchurch-street, solicitors for the petitioners

subject to the provisions of this Act, have the same power, CRAIK'S WAGGON WORKS, LIMITED.---Petition for winding up, presented June 2, directed to be heard before v.c. Maling on June 18. jurisdiction, and authority with reference to an election petiBeswick and Co, Bedford-row, agents for Blakely, Scarborough, tion, and with the proceedings thereon, as it would have if such solicitor for the petitioner

petition were an ordinary cause within their jurisdiction." In EAST PANT DU LEAD MINING COMPANY, LIMITED.-The M.R. has fixed June 15, at 11, at his chambers, for the appointment of a

the cases of The Staleybridge Election Petition (19 L. T. N. S. liquidator

703); The Coventry Élection Petition (Ibid., p. 742); and The Eryri SLATE COMPANY, LIMITED.-The M.R. has by an order, dated Stafford Election Petition (20 L.T. N. S. 237), there are March 1, appointed Frederick Bertrarn Smart, Cannon-street, to be afficial liquidator, in the place of James Thomas Snell, late respect, and the powers of the judge are defined in section 29

instances of the court having exercised their powers in this official liquidator INTERNATIONAL TRADING COMPANY, LIMITED.-V.C. Bacon has of the Act. [Lord COLERIDGE, C.J.-In neither of

fixed Monday, June 14, at 12 at his chambers, for the appointment the cases of an official liquidator

you cite was section 26 referred to; the PARKEND COAL COMPANY, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, pre

affect of that section is, I think, that we have no sented June 2, directed' to be heard before the M.R. on June 12. jurisdiction.] The interrogatories here are merely to Pattison and Co, Queen Victoria-street, agents for Murly and Co, ascertain whether certain parties were Bristol, solicitors for the petitioners

Gazette, June 4.]

agents of the respondent. [Lord COLERIDGE, C.J.—There is

no common law right to interrogate a man ; you may crossCARNARVON PAVILION COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made by examine him, but that is a very different thing. Section?

the M.R. dated May 29, it was ordered that the company be wound up. Coote, Cursiter-street, agent for Cowl, Liverpool,

contains the words “subject to the provisions of this Act," solicitor for the petitioner.

and section 26 seems to me as much a provision as any CATTERALL PAPER MAKING AND COTTON SPINNING COMPANY, other section.] Under rule 44 of the General Rules, 1868,

LIMITED.-Creditors are required, on or before July 16, to send their names and addresses and the particulars of their debts or

“All interlocatory questions and matters, except as to claims to Thomas Gregory, Bacup. Thursday, July 22, at 1, is

the sufficiency of the security, shall be heard and disposed appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and cilams. of before a judge who shall bave the same control over the NONMANTON IRON AND STEEL COMPANY, LIMITED.-The M.R, has proceedings under · The Parliamentary Elections Act, 1868,"

by an order, dated May 27, appointed Andrew Macredie, Georgestreet, Sheffield, to be official liquidator

as a judge at chambers in the ordinary proceedings of the RIPLEY OLD BREWERY COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made by superior courts, and such questions and matters shall be

V.C. Malins, dated May 7, it was ordered that the company be heard and disposed of by one of the judges upon the rota, wound up Chapman, Turner, and Pritchard, Lincoln's-inn-fields, solicitors for the petitioner

if practicable, and if not, then by any judge at chambers." TUNISIAN RAILWAYS COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made by

(Grove, J.-If a judge has no power without rule 44, that V.C. Malins, dated May 28, it was ordered that the voluntary rule does not enlarge any jurisdiction.] winding up of the company be continued. Heritage and Co, Clement's-lane, solicitors for the petitioners

Moulton, contra, was not heard. [Gazette, June 8.]

LORD COLERIDGE, C.J.-I am of opinion that the order

of my brother Lindley was right, and must be supported. UNLIMITED IN CHANCERY.

The question wbich we have to decide torne apon BUCKFASTLEIGH, TOTNES, AND SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY COMPANY. two or three sections of the Act of 1868, and apop role

Persons claiming any debts or liabilities against the company, or to be interested in the moneys received and to be received by

44. By section 2, the court is to have the same powers the receiver and manager, are required, on or before July 12, to

and jurisdiction with reference to an election petition as it send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts would have if it were an ordinary cause. I bave porposely

, or liabilities, to Henry Cecil Newton. Drapers-gardens, Throgmor. ton-street. Monday, July 19, at twelve, is appointed for hearing

left out the words “subject to the provisions of the Act," and adjudicating upon the debts and liabilities of the company because, if they were not there, there can be no doubt bat LAND BUILDING GOVERNMENT AND GUARANTEE SECURITES SOCIETY. that the cases oited might apply, for in those cases all med.

-By an order made by V.C. Bacon, dated May 29, it was ordered that the voluntary winding up of the society be continued. Jones,

tion of seation 26 is omitted. Section 25 gives power to the

judges on the rota to make rules of court, and I think that LONDON AND VIRGINIA GOLD AND COPPER MINING COMPANY.- these rules, when made, have the force of law. Now,

by Creditors are required, on or before July 31, to send their names and addresses, and particulars of their debts or claims, to Charles

section 26 of the Act,' “ Until rules of conrt have been Barber, Cornbill. Friday, August 6, at 12, is appointed for

made in pursuance of this Act, and so far as such rules do hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims

not extend, the principle, practice, and

rules on which PADSTOW Total Loss And Colision ASSURANCE AssociATION.-By Committees of the House of Commons have beretofore acted

an order made by V.C. Malins, dated May 28, it was ordered that the association be wound up. Philbrick, Basinghall-street, agent

in dealing with election petitions, shall be observed, so far for Wallis, Bodmin, solicitor for the petitioners

[Gazette, June 8.]
* Reported by W. BLEW, Esil.,


or were not

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