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Allison, Thomas, Milnsbridge, York, Plumber. Dec 23 at 11 at offices

of Welsh, Queen st Huddersfield Anderson, Margaret, Liscard, Chester, Beerseller. Dec 30 at 2 at

offices of Wilson and Co, Lord st, Liverpool Arm itape, Thomas Taylor, Jun, Honley Moor, nr Huddersfield,

Farmer. Dec 29 at 4 at offices of Rideal, Chronicle chambers,

Barnsley

Armstrong', Samuel, Birmingham, Machinist. Dec 21 at 11 at offices

of Peet, Newhall chambers, Newhall st, Birmingham Bagley, Benjamin, Sedgley, Stafford, out of business. Dec 23 at 12

at offices of Tinslcy, Priory st, Dudley 1 Baynham, James,Jnn, Hereford, Seedsman. Dec 21 at 4.30 at offices

of Corner, High town, Hereford Bell, George, Salisbury, Wilts, Builder. Dec 22 at 1 at offices of

Hodding, Market House chambers, Salisbury Bentley, John, Liversedge, York, Stonemason. Dec 23 at 3 at offices

of Sykes, Heckmondwike Berridge, John, Careby, Lincoln, Fanner, Dec 27 at 12 at offices of

Atter, Barn hill, Stamford Blackburn, William, Barmby on the Marsh, York, Farmer. Dec 21

at 11 at Black Bull Hotel, Howden. Wright, Selby Bliss, Charles Lee, Staverton* near Daventry, Northampton, of no

occupation. Dec 21 at 2 at Inns of Court Hotel, Holborn. Best

and Co, Essex-st, Strand Bramlev, William, Ramsbottom, Lancaster, Cotton Waste Spinner.

Dec 22 at 12 at offices of Rigg, Silver st, Ramsbottom Brickill, William, Sale, Chester, Wheelwright. Jan 3 at 3 at offices

of Whitworth, James sq, Manchester Brittam, John, Congleton, Chester, Grocer. Dec 22 at 11 at offices

of Cooper, Park st, Congleton Brooks, Orlando, Fleet st, Hosier. Dec 18 at 12 at offices of Mo

Donald and Co, Queen Victoria st. Hepburn and Co, Bird in hand

court, Cheapside

Brown, Reuben William, Leicester, Builder. Dec 23 at 3 at offices

of Burgess and Williams, Berridge st, Leicester Brown. William, Brighton, Fishmonger. Jau 3 at 3 at offices of

Penfold and Co, Middle st, Brighton Bull, Thomas, Pocock st, Blackfriars rd, Baker. Deo 20 at 3 at

Mason's Hall Tavern, Mason's avenue, BasinghaU st. Dunn,

Guildhall chmbrs, BasinghaU st Burgess, James, Frome, Somerset, Grocer. Deo 18 at 2 at offices of

McCarthy, King st, Frome Butler, James Keating, Camberwell rd, Hosier. Dec 30 at 2 at offices

of Harling, Fetter lane, Fleet st Camfield, Stephen, Albion st, Southwark, Corn Merchant. Dec 23

at 2 at offices of Nye, North st, Brighton Catterall, James, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Shipbuilder. Dec 28 at

11 at offices of Fletcher, Winnington, Northwich Clegg, John Edwin, Silcoates, Wakefield, Nurseryman. Dec 23 at

11 at Townhall chambers, King st, Wakefield

Clements, Frank, St. George's st, Ratcliff Highway, Grocer. Dec

21 at 12 at Guildhall Coffee House, Gresham st. Wolferstan and Co, Ironmonger lane

Cluff, Joseph, Evenlode, Worcester, Farmer. Dec 23 at 2 at Ram

Hotel, Gloucester. Kendall Cohen, Solomon, Liverpool, Money Lender. Dec 23 at 11 at offices

of Blackhurst and Fretson, Dale st, Liverpool Cole, Edward, Weston-super-Mare, Draper. Doc 20 at 2 at offices of

Bakers and Co, Weston-super-Mare Coles, William, Vauxhall Bridge rd, Bread and Biscuit Baker. Dec

29 at 2 at Swan Hotel, Dover rd Congrevc, Jacob, Skirbeck, Lincoln, Wheelwright. Dec 23 at 12.30

at Red Lion Hotel, Boston. Bailes, Boston Coodc, Worster Manners Benson, Chertsey, Surrey, Farmer. Dec

22 at 11 at 12, Chapel st, Bedford row. Hughes and Sons Cornell, William, Gislingham, Suffolk, Farmer. Dec 29 at 12.30 at

4, Prince's st, Ipswich. Birkett and Bantoft, Ipswich

Crane, Eli, Leicester, Baker. Dec 29 at 3 at offices of Hincks, Bowling Green st, Leicester

Creese, Thomas, Newlands Corse, Gloucester, Farmer. Doc 20 at 3 at offices of Taynton and Sons, Clarence chambers, Gloucester

Croft, Walter, Kingston-upon-Hull, Hay and Straw Dealer. Dec 22 at 11 at offices of Pickering, Parliament et, Kingston-upon-Hull. England and Co, Kingston-upon-Hull

Dobsbn, George, New Kmitton, Stafford, Butty Collier. Dec 20 at 3 at offices of James, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Edwards, Thomas Hnyward, Great Totham, Essex, Farmer. Dec 22 at 2 at the White Hart Hotel, Witham. Cooks and Co, Norwich

Endacott, John, Charleton, Devon, Labourer. Dec 22 at 12 at the Seven Stars Hotel, Saint Thomas, Exeter. Whiteway, Newton Abbot

Evans. David Thomas, Brecknock, Tin Plate Manufacturer. Dec 21 at 12 at offices of Lewis, Gleheland st, Merthyr Tydfil

Faircloujrh, Robert, Bishopweormouth, Durham. Solicitor. Dec 22 at 3 at offices of Bell, Lambton at, Bishopwearmouih

Fallows, Thomas, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, Mimchestcr, Beer Retailer. Dec 28 at 3 at offices of Diggles and Ogden, Booth st, Manchester

Firn, William, Leicester, Stonemason. Dec 29 at 3 at offices of

Buckby, Millstone lane, Leicester Fisher, Jamos, Birkenhead, Architect. Dec 29 at 2.30 at offices of

Hannan and Pugh, Duncan st, Birkenhead Foau, George. Bristol, Mason. Dec IS at 12 at offices of Andrews,

Nicholas st, Bristol. Ayre, Bristol Fox, Charles William Burton, Kingston-upon-Hull. Doc 20 at 3 at

offices of Walker and Spink, Parliament street, Kingston-upon

Gcdgo, John, Sen, Brundall, Norfolk, Bricklayer. Dec 23 at 12 at

White Lion, St Martin's Palace plain, Norwich Gillingham, William George, AMersgate st, Tobacconist. Dec 20 at

3 at offices of Ruddle, High Holborn Goodlass, William Leek, Skerne, York, out of business. Dec 27 at

12 at Station Hotel, York. Jennings and Co, Driffield ■tiostling, John Cubitt, Gracechurch st. Cement Merchant. Dec 30

at 12 at Law Institution, Chancery lane. Mander, New sq, Lincoln's inn

Hall, Alfred, and Edwin Hall, Tottenham ct rd, China Merchants

Dec 17 at 3 at offices of Reynolds, Furnivai's inn, Holborn Harvey, James, Longton, Stafford, Tailor. Dec 21 at 11.30 at offices

of Tennant and Co, Cheapside, Hanley Harvey, William Henry, Rotherhithe New rd, Ironfounder. Dec 21

at 11 at Masons* Hall Tavern, Masons' avenue, BasinghaU st.

Gregory, Cannon st Hose all, John, Longton, Stafford, Beerseller. Dec 23 at 11 at offices

of Sword, Cheapside, Hanley Havelock, Christian, Sunderland, Durham, Managing Steam Tug;

Owner. Dec 22 at 11 at offices of Alcock and Co, St Thomas st,

Sunderland

Hayward, Charles Henry, Drinkstono, Suffolk, Farmer. Jan 3 at 12 at Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds. Salmon and Son

Hemmings, William, Sen, Crawley, Oxford, Farmer. Dec 21 at 2 at Crown and Cushion Hotel, Chipping Norton. Kilby and Mace, Chipping Norton

Higginbottom, Wright, Chorlton upon Medlock, Manchester, As

phaiter. Dec 22 at 3 at offices of Laws on, Peter st, Manchester Hinge, Henry Edward, Sittmgbourne. Kent, Cooper. Dec 22 at 11 at

offices of Gibson, High st, S ittingbourne Horton, Harry, West Bromwich, Corn Dealer. Dec 21 at 11 at offices

of Travis, Church lane, Tipton Houlgate, Thomas, York, Pig Dealer. Dec 22 at 11 at offices of Wad

dington, Stonegate, York Howard, John Frederick, Wigan, Grocer. Dec 23 at 11 at offices of

France, Church gate, Wigan Howe, Thomas Abbott, Ipswich, Banker's Clerk. Dec 23 at 11 at

offices of Block and Wolloston, Westgate st, Ipswich Howell, Charles, Bristol, Cooper. Dec 21 at 2 at offices of Clifton and

Carter, Broad st, Bristol Hunter, George, Aston, Warwick, Painter. Dec 23 at 11 at offices of

Jagger, Cherry st, Birmingham Jackson, William Oliver, Stony Stratford, Buckingham, Printer.

Dec 29 at 3 at offices of Becke, Derogate, Northampton Jarvis, William Edward, Curtain rd. Upholsterer. Jan 3 at 3 at office

of Brighten and Co, Bishopsgato st Without Jenner, Frederick John, Frittenden, Kent, Grocer. Dec 21 at 3 at

the Castle Hotel, Tnnbridge Wells. May and Co, Adelaide place*

London bridge

JohnBon, Henry Dennie, Mansfield, Nottingham, Joiner. Dec 22 at 10.30 at offices of Jones and Middleton, Gluman gate, Chesterfield

Jones, Charles, Reading, Berks, Linen Draper. Dec 23 at 11 at the Inns of Court Hotel, Holborn. Beale and Martin, Reading

Jones, Rowland, and Robert Pritchard, Abererch, Carnarvon, Draper. Dec 21 at 1.30 at British Hotel, Bangor. Picton and Co, Pwelheli

Jowsey, Roliert, Scarborough, York, Ironmonger. Dec 22 at 3 at

offices of Hick, Newborough st, Scarborough Kent, Henry, Cowbit, Lincoln, Farmer. Dec 30 at 1 at Red Lion

Hotel, Spalding. Rice and Co, Boston King, Charles, Leddington, nr Ledbury, Gloucester, out of business.

Dec 10 at 12 at Spread Eagle Hotel, Gloucester, in lieu of the place

originally named Knightbridge, William Thomas, Bow common lane, Butcher. Deo

20 at 10 at offices of Lewis, Chancery lane. Abbot, Blackfriars rd Knowles, William, Kington, Hereford, Painter. Dec 29 at 10.30 at

Talbot Hotel, Leominster. Paytcr, Kington Lagden, Thomas, Doddinghurst, ?>ssex, Farm Manager. Dec 22 at

4 at White Hart Hotel, Brentwood. Brown, BasinghaU st Lancashire, John, Liverpool, Ale and Porter Dealer. Dec 23 at 2 at

offices of Davies, Temple, Dale st, Liverpool Lawrence, William. Showier Cavill, Leyton, Essex, Beerhouse

Keeper. Dec 27 at 11 at Masons' Hall Tavern, Masons' avenue,

BasinghaU st. Gregory, Cannon st Leonard, Samuel, Sheffield, Grocer. Dec 23 at 11 at Law Society's

Rooms, Aldine ct, Sheffield. Webster and Styring, Sheffield Little, Henry, Reading, Chemist. Dec 28 at 2 at offices of Nazer,

Castle st, Holborn Loraine, Henry, Liverpool, Theatrical Manager. Dec 22 at 3 at

offices of Seaman, Seymour st, Liverpool Lupton, Frederic Charles, Bandon hill, nr Croydon, Clerk in H.M-'s

Post office. Dec 22 at 3 at the Guildhall Tavern, Gresham st.

Cannon, King st, Cheapside Luxom, Richard William, Sfimpford Pevcrell, Devon, Baker. Dec

21 at 12 at offices of Southcott, Post Office st, Bedford circus, Exeter

Marriott, Lee, Ryhall, Rutland, Farmer. Dec 21 at 10 at offices of

Law, St Mary's pi, Stamford Masters, Eli, Salisbury, Wilts, Dairyman. Dec 30 at 12 at tho White

Hart Hotel, Salisbury McLeish, Archibald Gilmour, Knighton, Radnor, Tailor. Dec 22 at

1 at offices of Wallis, St Owen st, Hereford

Middleton, James, Longton, Stafford, Tailor. Dec 22 at 11 at offices

of Clarke and Hawley, Church st, Longton Moon, Joseph Dobson, Durham, Farmer. Dec 22 at 2 at offices of

Stanford, Collingwood st, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Morgan, Philip, Gilworn, Brecknock, Tin Plato Manufacturer. Deo

21 at 2 at offices of Lewis, Merthyr Tydfil Morison, Bruce, Bishopgate st Within, Shi]) aud Insurance Broker.

Dec 30 at 12 at offices of Cooper and Co, George st, Mansion House,

Crosley and Burn, Moorgnte st Morris, Charles, Holcutt, Bedford, Farmer. Dec 23 at 3.30 at Station

Hotel, Woburn Sands. Conquest and Clare, Bedford Murch, John, Edgware rd, Trunk Manufacturer. Doc 29 at 3 at office

of Spencer and Gibson, Vcrulam bldufs, Gray's inn Murray, John Reynolds, Hanley, Tiuplato Worker. Dec 21 at 2 at

offices of Lawrence, Old Hall st, Hanley Naish, William, Winford, Somerset, Baker. Dec 23 at II at offices

of Ward, Albion chmbrs, Bristol Nash, Alfred James, Broadwall. Stamford st, Brush Manufacturer.

Dec 21 at 12 at 222, Mansion House chmbrs. Queen Victoria sU

Ashby, Queen Victoria st

OffOn), John James, Rathbonc pi, Oxford st, Artist. Dec 22 at 11 at

Guddhall Tavern, Gresham st Ohver, William Oliver, Crawford st, Morylebone, Baker. Dec 23

at 3 at offices of Brown, Basinghall st Or ■ 115, Joseph, Bilston, Stafford, Engineer. Dec 29 at 3 at offices

of Rhodes, Queen st. Wolverhampton Owen, John, Connah's Quay, Flint, Joiner. Dec 22 at 12 at offices of

Chorion, Eastgate bides, Chester Paw, William, Liverpool, Plumber. Dec 23 at 3 at offices of Seaman,

Seymour st, Liverpool Palmer, William, Kenilworth, Warwick, Schoolmaster. Dec 30 at

11 M 19, High -1, Warwick. Boddington Parker, Frank Hermitage, Basinghall st, Licensed Victnallcr. Jan

3 at 2 at 53, Basinghall st. Beard and Sons, Basinghall Bt Parker, John, Warwick, Greengrocer. Dec 30 at 3 at 19, High st,

Warwick. Boddington pink, Thomas, Pont st, Bel grave so. Builder. Dec 22 at 2 at Inns

of Court Hotel, Lincoln's-inn-flelds. Header, Holborn-viaduct PovalL Kmma, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Game Dealer. Dec 20 at 4.

James, Newcastle Puller, William Charley, Clifton, Bristol, Carpenter. Dec 23 at 11

as offices of Gwynn and Co, All Saint's ct, Bristol Piekard, James wainwright. New Brighton, Morley, York, Builder.

Dec 22 at 3 at offices of Pullan, Albion st, Leeds Rauhant, Albert Carl Conrad, Cullum st, Licensed Victualler. Dec

22 at 12 at 10, Pancras lane, Queen Victoria st. Chapman Bedding, Edwin, the younger, Bristol, Maltster. Dec 23 at 11 at offices of Benson and Carpenter, Bank chambers, Corn Bt, Bristol Re id, WiUiaxn, Hobert's-mews, H amps toad rd, Cab Proprietor. Dec

21 at 3 at offices of Ricketts, King's Cross rd

Reynolds, James, South Cave, York, Butcher. Dec 21 at 3 at offices of Pickering, Parliament st, Kingston-upon-Hull. Leak and Co, Hull

Rhodes, Morgatroyd, Shipley, York, Stone Merchant. Doc 22 at 11 at offices of Morgan and Morgan, Victoria chambers, Shipley

Roberts, Anne, Rhyl, Flint, Restaurant Keeper. Dec 23 at 1.30 at at Station Commercial Hotel, Bangor, Hughes and Pritchard, Bangor

Roberts, William, Great Driffield, York, Coach Builder. Dec 28 at 1 at Roval Station Hotel, Kingston-upon-Hull. Jennings and Co, Driffield

Routledge, Theophilus, Kingston-upon-Hull, Tailor. Doc 31 at 3 at offices of Pickering, Parliament st, Kingston-upon-HuU. Leak and Co, Hull

Salisbury, John, Colwyn Bay, Denbigh, Stonecutter. Dec 20 at 2 at

Imperial Hotel, Colwyn Bay Staw, Thomas, Birmingham, Butcher. Dec 23 at 3.30 at offices of

Bul'.er and Bickley, Bennett's hill, Birmingham Sleigh, Thomas William, Birmingham, Builder. Dec 22 at 11.30 at

offices of Powell and Browett, Ann st, Birmingham Smith, John, Forton, York, Grocer. Dec 23 at 1 at offices of Turner,

Exchange st, Great Driffield Solomon, Edward Moss, Birmingham, Clothier. Dec 23 at 3 at offices

of Hodgson and Haigh, Waterloo st, Birmingham Southern, Thomas, Wincham, Chester, Grocer. Dec 23 at 11 at offices

of Fletcher, Winnington, Korthwich Starkey, James Edward, Henhurst, Wigan, Boatman. Dec 23 at 3

at offices of Wood, King st, Wigan Stead, William, Clockheaton, York, Ironfounder. Dec 20 at 3 at

Black Bull Hotel, Mirneld Sturge, Joseph Osborne, Cheetham, Manchester, Professor of Music

Dec S3 at 11 at offices of Preston and Young, Norfolk st, Manchester

Tann, William Robert, Bucklersbnry, Berks, out of business. Dec

22 at 11 at offices of Lucas, Bartholomew st, Newbury

Taylor, George, Birmingham, Auctioneer. Dec 23 at 3 j&t offices of

Fallows, Cherry Bt, Birmingham Thompson, Frederick George, Liverpool, Boot Dealer. Dec 22 at 2

st offices of Lowe, Mount pleasant, Liverpool T ■ ' - 1, Ki:ir,c:s Klrington, Woodford, Essex, Accountant. Dec

23 at 12 ai offices of Matthews and Wells. John st, Bedford row Thornton, Michael, Woolwich, Baker. Dec 21 at 10 at offices of

Lewis, Chancery lane. Micklethwait, Long Acre Thnrnham, James, Hemel Hempstead, Farmer. Dec 20 at 4 at

offices of Lovell and Co, Gray's inn sq. Bullock and Penny,

Gr»*at Berkhamstead Tij.^e. Jaroe«, Sheffield, Builder. Dec 23 at 11 at offices of Parrett,

Bank si. Sheffield Tomlrn, William Advent, Bedford, Lancaster, Stonemason. Dec 29

at 2.30 at the Courts Hotel, Leigh. Marsh and Son. Leigh Truetnan, Alfred Joseph, Ramsgate- Kent, Baker. Dec 29 at 3 at

f 'fflees of Mercer, High st, Ramsgate Tunuicliffe, William, Sandal Magna, York, out of business. Dec 22

Ke 11 at offices of Lake and Lake, South gate, Wakefield Walker, George Barrent, Lawrence Hill Bridge, Bristol, Coach

Builder. Dec 22 at 12 at offices of Essery, Nicholas st, Bristol Ward, William, Wolverhampton, Coach Builder. Doc 28 at 10 at

offices of Stirk, North st, Wolverhampton Warrener, Robert, Queen's rd, Peckham, Physician. Dec 23 at 1 at

offices of Haynes, Grecian chambers, Dcvereux ct, Temple Waikins, Charles, Hereford, Choose and Butter Merchant. Dec 23

at 3 at offices of Comer, High town, Hereford Weiler, George, Erith, Kent, Farmer. Dec 22 at 3 at offices of Gibson, Low fie Id st, Dnrtford White, William, Stamford, Lincoln, Lath Render. Dec 23 at 10 at

offices of Law. St Mary's pi, Stamford Whit mo re. William, Crewe, Chester, Joiner. Dec 22 at 3 at offices

of May, Cburchside, Macclesfield Whittaker, William, Helper, Derby, Grocer, Dec 31 at 12 at Flying

Hone Hotel, Nottingham. Thorpe, Nottingham Wi!tiams, William, Bridgend, Glamorgan, Brick Manufacturer.

Dec 28 at 12 at offices of Stockwood, Jun, TownhaU chambers,

Bridgend

Woodhead, James, Colne, Lancaster, Joiner. Dec 21 at 3.30 at Crown

Inn, Colne. Haigh, Bradford Wright, John, Higher Irlam, Lancaster, Builder. Dec 23 at 3 at of Ellis, Clarence buildings, Booth st, Mosley st, Man

Wright, Richard, Gt Malvern, Worcester, Fishmonger. Dec 20 at 3 at offices of Allen and Beauchamp, Sansome pi, Worcester

Tubsdat, Dec. 14, 1880. Allen, Dennett, Polborough, Sussex, Farmer. Deo 31 at 1 at the

Swan Inn, Pulborough. Mant, Storrington Alsop, John William, Marple, Chester, Painter. Dec 28 at 11 at

offices of Brown and Ains worth, St Petersgate, Stockport Arnold, Frederick Bawman, Leeds, Fruiterer. Jan 3 at 3 at offices

of Newson, South parade, Leeds Aykroyd, John. Manchester, Wood Turner, Deo 28 at 10 at offices

of Bintliff, Bridge st, Manchester Baddeley, George, Brighton, Machine Dealer. Dec 29 at 2 at 146,

Cheapside. Ashurst and Co Bailey, Edward, Beccles, Suffolk, Butcher. Dec 30 at 12 at offices of

Blake, Hall Quay chambers, Great Yarmouth. Clarke, Great Yarmouth

Barnes, James, Bedditch, Worcester, Schoolmaster. Dec 29 at 12 at

offices of Williams, Prospect hill, Bedditch Beeney, Horace, Upper st, Islington, Corn Dealer. Dec 23 at 3 at

offices of Marshall, Chancery lane Biddle, John, Swansea, Confectioner. Dec 21 at 11 at offices of Evans

and Davies, Wind st, Swansea Blytho, William, Hutton Common, York, Farmer. Dec 29 at 11 at

offices of Shepherd and Co, Lairgate, Beverley Bool, John, Bath, Stone Merchant. Deo 23 at 3 at offices of Clark,

Union st, Bath

Bradshaw, Andrew, Bury, Lancaster, Tripe Dealer. Dec 24 at 3 at offices of Anderton and Donnelly, Garden st, Bury

Bridge r, James, Haslemere, Surrey, out of business. Dec 24 at 11.30 at the Angel Hotel, Godalming. Durbidge, Guildford

Brindloy, David, Willenhall, Stafford, Beer Retailer. Dec 29 at II at

offices of Yaughan, Walsall st, Willenhall Brown, Donald, South Shields, Boot Dealer. Dec 23 at 8 at offices of

Newlands, King st. South Shields Cameron, Henry, Bedford, Ironmonger. Dec 29 at 11 at offices of

Whyley and Piper, Dame Alice st, Bedford Chamlwrs, Thomas, Littleport, Cambridge, Farmer. Dec 27 at 3 at

offices of Hall, Market pi, Ely Clarkson, Henry, Stafford, Cattle Dealer. Dec 22 at 11 at offices of

AshmaH, Albion st, Hanley Claxton, Samuel, Northampton, Blacksmith. Dec 24 at 12 at offices

of Hart, Priestgate, Peterborough Cleghore, Robert Hedley, Moor lane, Artificial FloworManufacturer

Dec 22 at 3 at offices of Rudall, King Bt, Cheapside Cossey, George, Anchor and Hope alley, Wapping, Grocer. Dec 23

at 12 at offices of Kent, Basinghall street. Scoles, Budge row Crozhur, James Wehr, Birmingham, Bootmaker. Dec 29 at 3 at office

of Sadler and Eddowes, Arcade, Birmingham Dancer, John Benjamin, Manchester, Optician. Jan 6 at 3 at offices

of Bullock and Worthington, Kennedy st, Manchester. Davcy, John Edward, Lincoln, Oil and Cake Merchant. Dec 21 at

3 at the Queen's Hotel, Charlotte st, Kingston-upon-Hull Davey, Thomas, Grove rd, Holloway, Carpenter. Dec 21 at 4 at

202, High Holborn. Best, Essex st, Strand Dickson, Robert, Weston-super-Mare, Builder. Dec 23 at 11 at

7, Waterloo st, Weston-super-Mare. Chapman, Weston-super-Mare Doherty, George, Northwich, Chester, Bootmaker. Dec 29 at 3 at

offices of Tromewen, Ward's bldgs, Deangate, Manchester Duckworth, Rol>ert, Liverpool, Builder. Jan 5 at 3 at offices of

Radcliffe and Lay ton, Hackin's Hey, Liverpool Ewing Innes, Alnmouth, Northumberland, Innkeeper. Dec 21 at 11

at offices of Forster and Faynter, Fenklc st, Alnwick Ferns, Walter Frank, Birmingham, Leather Factor. Jan 4 at 3 at

offices of Rowlands and Co, Colmore row Birmingham Fisher, Albert Nathaniel, Clorkenwell rd, GoIdsmiLh. Dec 29 at 4 at

offices of Sydney, Leadenhall st Gardnhr, John, Cardiff, Grocer. Dec 29 at 12 at offices of Collins,

Broad st, Bristol. Morgan and Scott, Cardiff Goodwin, John Edward, Wateringbury, Kent, Farmer. Dec 31 at

12 at the Star Hotel, Maidstone. Hughes and King, Maidstone Gothorp, James, SpoiTorth, York, Farmer. Dec -8 at 2 at offices

of Farmery, High st, Knarcshorough Haddock, John, Scdgley. Stafford, Tailor. Dec 21 at 11 at offices of

Stokes and Harper, Priory st, Dudley Hall, William, King's Bromley, Stafford, Labourer. Dec 30 at 11 at

offices of Stanley, Bridge st, Walsall Harris, John, Canterbury rd, Old Kent rd, Carpenter. Dec 23 at 11

at offices of Lloyd, London wall Harron, Samuol Elias, High Holborn, Trunk Manufacturer. Dec 30

at 2 at Law institution, Chancery lane. Arm&trong, Chancery

lane

Hill, William, Congloton, Chester, Sanitary Surveyor. Dec 24 at 11

at offices of Latham, Moody st, Congleton Hind, Matthew, Coatham, Yorlr, Builder. Dec 23 nt 11 at offices of

Robson, Linthorpe rd, Middlesborough Holroyd, Howgate, Cleckheaton, York, out of business. Doc 23 at

12 at Royal Oak Hotel, Ward's End Halifax. Clough Hudson, William Eeaby, Ashton under Lyne, Grocer. Dec 27 at 3

at Pitt and Nelson Hotel, Ashton under Lyne. Buckloy and Miller,

Staloy bridge

Huett, Charles, Edinpworth, Somerset, Farmer. Dec 23 at 3 at

offices of Brice, Burnham Hughes, William, Marion, Chester, Farmer. Dec 29 at 11 at offices

of Green and Dixon, High st, Winsford Hughes, William Roger, Llanelly, Carmarthen, Draper. Dec 28 at

11 at offices of Randell* Frederick st, Llanelly Hntt, Henry, Northmoor, Oxfordshire, Farmer. Jan3at Hat offices

of Boodle, Albion bldgs, New Swindon In fiesta, Jose Antonio, Manchester, Merchant. Fob 3 at 3 at 37,

Bazennose st

Jamieson, John, Jewin st, Commission Agent. Deo 23 at 3 at offices

of Rosenthal, Holborn Viaduct Jeffreys, John, lUnley, Stafford, Glass Warehouseman. Dec 29 at

11 at offices Ellis, Market pi, Burslem Jervis, John, Hanley, Greengrocer. Dec 29 at 11 at offices of Ten

uuut and Co, Hauley

Kaye, Thomas, Linton, near Wetherby, York, Farmer. Dec 27 at 3

at L<aw Institute, Albion pi, Leeds, Leeds King, John, Liverpool, out of businees. Jan 3 at 12 at offices of

Carruthers, Lord st, Liverpool Lawrence, William Exton, Kirton, Lincoln, Fanner. Dec 30 at 1 at

offices of Dyer, Church lane, Boston Lee, Squire, Hadficld, Derby, Draper. Dec 30 at 3 at offices of Davis,

Norfolk sq, Glossop Leek, William, Wolverhampton, Grocer. Dec 29 at 11 at offices of

Stratum, Queen st, Wolverhampton Loder, John, Burnley, Lancaster, Brewer. Dec 30 at 3 at offices of

Nowell, Hargreaves st, Burnley Marrir.er, Eleanor Isabella, New Washington, Durham, Dealer in

Boots and Shoes. Dec 28 at 1 at offices of Skinner, John st, Sunderland

Harsden, William, Nottingham, Draper. Dec 23 at 3 at 8, York at,

Manchester. Hawkes and Weekes, Birmingham Marshall, John, Peterborough, Northampton, Market Gardenert

Dec 29 at 4 at George Hotel, Huntingdon. Wilkinson and Co, S

Neots

Matthews, William Marter, Long lane, Bermondsey, Butcher. Dec 23 at 3 at offices of Bordman and Co, Victoria House, Trinity st, Southwark

Mills, Robert Winterbottom, and Charles Ashworth, Ancoats, Manchester, Spindle Makers. Jan S at 3 at offices of Ritson and Grundy, Princess st, Manchester

Moger, Edward Francis, Woolverton, Somerset, Maltster. Dec 30 at

3 at offices of Ames, Cork st, Frome

Neil, William, Bishopsgate St. Dec 29 at 11 at offices of Wright and

Law, High Holborn Nevard, Nemiah, Lee, Kent, Builder. Dec 30 at 2 at offices of

Morphett and Littlejohn, King st, Cheapside. Terry, King st Parsons, Abraham, Whittlesey, Cambridge, Licensed Victualler.

Dec 24 at 11 at offices of Hart, Pricstgate, Peterborough Paul, William Henry, Malvern rd, Kilbum, Tailor. Jan 6 at 2 at

offices of Underwood and Co, Holies st, Cavendish sq Pert, Walter, Docking, Norfdik, Plumber. Jan 0 at 11 at offices of

Birchan, Fakenham Phillips, David, Liverpool, Grocer. Dec 2-1 at 3 at offices of Masters

and Fletcher, North John st, Liverpool Pick, Lawrence, Lincoln, Commission Agent. Deo 23 at 12 at

offices of Danby and Son, Bank st, Lincoln Pitt, William, Worcester, Cooper. Deo 29 at 3 at offices of Allen

and Beauchamp, Sansome place, Worcester Plunal, William Tappenden, Lordship lane, East Dulwich, Cheesemonger, Dec 31 at 4 at offices of Harte, Moorgato st Potter, Robert, John Potter, and James Potter, Liverpool, Builders.

Dec 29 at 2 at offices of Lyon and Reynolds, Fcnwick st, Liverpool Preddy, Arthur, Canterbury mews, Brixton, Cab Proprietor. Deo

28 at 3 at offices of Haroourt and Peach, Finsbury sq. Hope, Bell

yard, Temple

Pruen, Rev Hndson Boyce, Twyning, Gloucester. Dec 29 at 11 at

offices of Moores and Romney, Tewkesbury Quaanin, Michael Vincent, Spennymoor, Durham, Auctioneer. Jan

4 at 11 at the Shafto Arms, Spennymoor

Radcliffe, Bramley, Samuel Torkmgton, and William Edmunds

Hyde, Denton, Lancaster, Hat Manufacturers. Dec 23 at 4 at

offices of Boote and Edgar, Booth st, Manchester Beeves, Alfred, Horfield, Gloucester, Butcher. Dec 23 at 11 at offices

of Sherrard, John 6t. Bristol Eobinson, Anne Sophia, Cleckheaton, York, Milliner. Dec 29 at 11

at offices of Curry, Cleckheaton Robson, Hamsteels, Durham, Farmer. Dec 24 at 11 at offices of

Dale, Blake st, York Selmes, James, Westfield, Sussex, Farmer. Jan 1 at 2 at offices of

Meadows and Elliott, Havelock rd, Hastings Sissons, Robert, Epworth, Lincoln, Stone Mason. Dec 28 at 2 at

King's Head, Market pi, Epworth. Clegg and Sons Smith, Job, Birmingham, Auctioneer. Dec 24 at 12 at offices of

Fallows, Cherry st, Birmingham Smith, William, Balsall Heath, Beer Retailer. Dec 29 at 12 at offices

of Hawkes and Weekes, Temple st, Birmingham Smith, Willinm Pennington, Mitre st, Blnckfriars rd, Builder. Dec

30 at 3 at Guildhall Tavern. Funston, Finsbury pavement Swailes, William, and Thomas Swailes, Horsforth, nr Leeds,

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accidentally omitted to be stamped. If we may judge from instances which have come under our observation, the mitigated penalty imposed in such cases is now £4 instead of £2 as formerly. It is no doubt true that the penalty imposed by the Stamp Act is intended to protect the revenue against losses through carelessness as well as against losses through fraud, but it is worthy of consideration whether a penalty of £2 is not sufficient for the former purpose. A solicitor who has had to pay u fine of £2, and to incur the trouble of memorializing the commissioners, will, it seems to us, be just as likely to take precautions against the recurrence of such an accident as if he had had to pay £4. At all events it seetn« to us that a difference should be made in the amount of the penalty imposed in cases of a first, or infrequent, offence. Accidents will occur in the best regulated offices, and it does seem to be unfair that the penalty for the rare slips of these offices should be the same an in the case of the frequent omissions of less careful practitioners.

There Has Been some d iscussion this week as to the liability incurred by the steamship company which recently refused to ship Mr. Bencb Jones's cattle at Cork. It was suggested that the company should be sued by the consignees for breach of their duty as common carriers, in reply to which *' A Barrister " offered an opinion that the company would be exempt from liability because they were prevented from receiving the cattle by the act of " the Queen's enemies." This expression seems to extend only to foreign enemies. In Story on Bailments (section 526) it is said that "losses which are occasioned by robbery on the highway, or by the depredations and violence of mobs, rioters, and insurgents, and other felons, are not deemed looses by enemies within the meaning of the exception of the Queen's enemies." The. reason for this rule is explained in Chitty and Temple on Carriers (p. 38), to be that, in case of loss of goods through riot, the carrier might claim compensation from the county or hundred. The act of the Queen's enemies, moreover, appears only to be a defence in the case of loss or damage to goods where there has been a contract to carry them, and does not constitute any answer to an action . against a carrier for a refusal to carry good?, although the dicta of the judges of the Court of Queen's Bench in Edwards v. Sherratt (1 East. 604), seemed to show that the probability of a quantity of corn being seized by a mob would justify a barge owner in declining to undertake to convey it by canal. It is difficult to see how a threat of withdrawal of custom by other parties can modify the common law liability of a carrier.

After The Careful and elaborate judgment delivered by Sir James Hannen in Harvey v. Farnie (2c> W. R. 723, L. R. 5 P. D. 153), it was hardly to be expected that the appeal from his decision would have a successful result. The question to be decided was shortly this, whether a foreign decree of divorce, pronounced by a court of competent jurisdiction upon grounds which would not have afforded a right to relief in this country, should be recognised by an English court. It will be remembered that the respondent, while domiciled in Scotland, had been married in Wales to an Englishwoman, but afterwards went back to reside iu Scotland, where his wife obtained a decree dissolving the marriage, on the ground of his adultery; and

that his second marriage was contracted in England after he had acquired an English domicile. It was scarcely disputed that, as a general rule, the court is bound to recognize a change of status brought about by the decree of a tribunal in another country, if it affects a person who was domiciled in that country when the decree was pronounced; but the appellant's counsel apparently relied mainly upon the resolution of the judges in Lolley's case (B. & E. 337), that "no sentence or act of any foreign country or State could dissolve an English marriage a vinculomatrimoniitoi grounds on which it was not liable to be dissolved a vinculo matrimonii in England." Sir J. Hannen pointed out that the marriage in the present case, although contracted in England, was not "an English marriage" in the sense of having been solemnized between two persons owing allegiance to the law of England, since the cohabitation took place in the country where the husband was domiciled, and the wife, though an Englishwoman, had acquired the domicile of her husband. He also observed that Lord Brougham's strong feeling as to the injustice of the decision in Lolley's case had led him to mis-state its effect when giving judgment in McCarthy v. De Caix (2 E. & M. 617), and, in dismissing the petition, Sir James Hannen pointed out that the Irish case of Maghee v. McAllister (3 Ir. Ch. E. 604), was precisely in point. The Court of Appeal appear to have proceeded upon much the same grounds. Lord Justice James said that the case was not governed by Lolley's case, since there the Scotch decree had been pronounced between two persons who were domiciled in England, and were only temporarily resident in Scotland, and he laid it down that, although an Englishman who resorts to a foreign country for the sole purpose of obtaining a domicile, may not be able to do so effectually, the forum which is the real bond fide domicile of the husband and wife, must decide any questions as to their status, such as whether that status was originally properly constituted, or whether any circumstances which have since arisen afford a ground for dissolving it. Lord Justice Lush thought that the chief difficulty upon the question had arisen from the use of the ambiguous phrase "an English marriage " in the judgment in Lolley's case, since the word " English " might refer either to the country where the marriage was solemnized, or to the domicile of the parties. It is now stated that the case will go to the House of Lord>.

The Suggestions of the Institute of Bankers with reference to bankruptcy law amendment follow closely in many respects the suggestions of the council of the Incorporated Law Society which we recently printed. The points in which they differ from or add to tliem are chiefly the following:—Trustees should be appointed by the creditors for a certain fixed period, but should be eligible for re-electiou. The remuneration paid to the trustee should be principally determined in relation to the amount of dividends, distributed among the creditors, i.e., by a commission, to be fixed by the creditors, subject to review by tho court The power of the court to make rules should be limited to technical details of procedure, and "should not include the power of introducing new principles or modifying the provisions of the Act of Parliament, as at present." The debtor's estate ought to be placed under the direct control of the creditors within as short a period as is consistent with the necessary formalities to be observed in calling them together. Proofs of debt should (before a creditor Is allowed to vote) be accompanied by the accounts and vouchers necessary to prove the same, as under the Scotch Act. Xo person should be capable of being a trustee who holds an interest opposed to that of the general body of creditors; and a trustee or member of committee should be capable of removal by the same majority of creditors as that which appointed him. The bills of solicitors and other agents employed by the

trustee ought to be rendered at short and stated intervals and ought to be taxed by the court before payment. They ought also to be limited to strictly professional business, and should not include charges for work which ought to be done by the trustee. It should be made a criminal offence for any solicitor or other agent to share any portion of his remuneration with the debtor or the trustee. The use of proxies should be limited either to a specific purpose at a particular meeting, or to persons ia the regular employment of the creditor in his business, and proxies should only be used for the appointment of a trustee when the name of the person to be appointed is inserted in the proxy. A certain number of the creditors should, at any time, be empowered to call upon the trustee to summon a meeting.

OPTION TO PURCHASE.

It Is surprising with what readiness lessors assent to the insertion in leases of an option to the lessee to purchase the demised premises at a specified sum. If they were aware of the results of this apparently innocent clause, ic is difficult to believe that it would be found in -so many leases. Xo professional adviser of a lessor should insert it without warning his client that the effect will be that the property to which the option relates will be considered as converted into personalty, but if the option should not be exercised before the death of the lessor, the rents of the property will go to the heir or devisee until the option is exercised, and on the exercise of the option the purchase-money will go as personalty under the lessor's will. Thus, if the lessor has made his will on the assumption that the property leased is real property, his arrangements may be altogether upset by the exercUo by the lessee of his option to purchase after the death of the testator. If, on the other hand, the testator has made his will on the assumption that the property will be considered as converted, his dispositions may be seriously interfered with by the delay of the lessee in exercising his option, and may be altogether frustrated if he fails to exercise it. The question of who will get the lessor's property depends upon the caprice of the lessee. It cannot be doubted that the operation of the rule of law on this subject is, as Mr. Prideaux has said, "inconvenient and generally contrary to the lessor s intention." ...

But lessors who are absolute owners are not the only class of persons who may be led into a trap by the insertion in a lease of an option to purchase. Trustees for sale are not unfrequently in the habit of granting leases of the trust property when they are expressly empowered to do so, and they are not unlikely to agree to give the lessee an option to purchase tho property at a specified price, within a limited period. Such an arrangement seems reasonable, and trustees—especially if the property is house property—are often in the position of having to decline an advantageous offer unless they will give a cautious purchaser the opportunity of testing for himself the convenience and suitability of the premises. But it has long been settled that this is beyond the power of trustees. In Clay v. Rufford (5 De G. ft Sm. 768) reasons were given for this rule, which, theoretically, are. no doubt, extremely strong. "it is an agreement," said the court, "under which the defendants, the lessees, are entirely free. There is no obligation upon them to purchase at all, but it is contemplated that the lessors for the whole term shall he bound, at any time during the whole term of twenty-oue years, to sell this property to the defendants for jStO,000, if the defendants thiDk fit to desire it. The governing body for the time being are to exercise no discretion at the time as to whether that sale is for the benefit of the company or not. They may be persuaded that it is moat injurious to the company to sell, or to sell at that price;

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