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had assumed all this. Unless there had been the leave reserved, the only court that could have discharged his order would have been the Appeal Court, and he, of course, could have similarly no jurisdiction to discharge the order of Mr. Baron Pollock. The result was that even if the applicant had any merits, which he had not, the order of Mr. Baron Pollock could only have been discharged by the Appeal Court. If his order of the 24th of July were wrong, it could have been corrected under ord. 59, r. 2, of April, 1880, and the creditor bad not chosen to inquire, or he would have seen what a slight error had been made. The motion must, therefore, be dismissed with costs.—SoliciTors, Snell 4 Greenip; A. Kirby.

CASES BEFORE THE BANKRUPTCY REGISTRARS* Before Mr. Registrar Murray. Nov. 3.—Re Davis. ■Receiver appointed and injunction granted under petition for liquidation, although the debtor's stock-in-trade does not exceed £ 15 in value.

This was an application for the appointment of a receiver, and for an injunction to restrain an action brought by Frederick Smith, one of the creditors.

W. Q. Whitmarsh (solicitor) for the debtor.

The debtor, Thomas Davis, had presented a petition for liquidation by arrangement or composition under sections 125 and 126 of the Bankruptcy Act, 1869. He carried on the business of an oilman, and be estimated his debts to be £170, with assets consisting of stock-in-trade of the estimated value of £15, and the lease of the premises, 6, Wharf-road, Stratford, held by him for ihe unexpired term of nineteen years at the annual rental of £15. The affidavit filed in support of the application showed that the debtor was being sued by Frederick Smith, a creditor for £26, in one of the connty courts, and judgment would be due in tbe action on the 6th inst.

Mr. Registrar Murray.—The debtor states his stock-intrade to be of tbe value of £15 only, but in the present state of tbe law you are entitled to the appointment of a receiver and to an injunction.

Application granted.


Mr. William Joiinson Clegg, solicitor, of Sheffield, has been elected an Alderman for that borough. Mr Clegg was .-admitted a solicitor in 1868.

Mr. Alfred Drake Brockman, solicitor and notary, of Folkestone, has beeu elected Clerk to tbe Sandgatn Local Board. Mr. Brockman was admitted a solicitor in 1873.

Mr. Charles Dickinson Field, barrister, LL.D., has been appointed a Judge of the High Court of Judicature at Calcutta, in succession to Sir Lewis Stewart Jackson, resigned. Mr. Justice Field is an LL.D. of Trinity College, Dublin, and he was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in Trinity Term, 1870. He has been a member of tbe Bengal -Civil Service since 18GO, and he is a member of the Legislative Council of Bengal.

Mr. Joseph Bottomlet Firth, barrister, M.P., has been appointed Junior Prosecuting Counsel to the Post-office on the North.Eastern Circuit, in succession to Mr. William Thomas Greenhow, who has been appointed a judge of connty courts. Mr. Firth was born in 1842, and he ia an LL. B. of the University of London. He was railed to the bar at tbe Middle Temple in Trinity Term, 1866, and he was elected M.P. for Chelsea in the Liberal interest at the late general eleotion.

Mr. Henry Akdrade Habben, barrister, has been elected a Member of the Metropolitan Board of Works, as a representative of the vestry of the parish of Hampstead. Mr. Harben was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in Hilary Term, 1871, and he is a member of the South(Eastern Circuit.

Mr. William Edward Law, solicitor, of Barnstaple, has * Bepcrted by J. C. Brough, Esq., Barrister-at-Law.

been appointed Clerk to the Magistrates for the Braunton Division of Devonshire, on the resignation of his father, Mr. Thomas Hooper Law. Mr. W. E. Law was admitted a sol icitor in 1858, and he is clerk to the Barnstaple School Board.

The Bight Hon. Sir Robert Lush, knight, senior puisne judge of the Queen's Bench Division, has been appointed a Judge of the Court of Appeal, in succession to the late Lord Justice Thesiger. Lord Justice Lush is the son of the late Mr. Robert Lush, of Shaftesbury, and he was born in 1807. He was called to the bar at Gray's-inn in Michaelmas Term, 1340, and practised on the Home Circuit. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1S57, and in 1865 succeeded the late Mr. Justice Crompton as a puisne judge of the Court of Queen's Bench, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of a treatise on "Queen's Bench Practice" and of some minor legal publications. He was a member of the Judicature Commission and of the Royal Commission on the Criminal Code Bill. The Lord Justice is a bencher of Gray's-inn, and was sworn a member of the Privy Council about a year ago.

Mr. Etienne Pellebbac, barrister, has been appointed Substitute-Procureur and Advocate-General for the Colony of Mauritius. Mr. Pellereau was called co the bar at the Middle Temple in Trinity Term, 1860.

Mr. Edward Hayward Perrix, solicitor, of Temple Cloud, has been appointed Registrar of tbe Temple Cloud County Court (Circuit No. 52), in succession to Mr. John Rees Mogg, resigned. Mr. Perrin had acted for some time as deputy-registrar. He was admitted a solicitor in 1852, and is also clerk to the Clutton Board of Guardians, Assessment Committee, and Highway Board, and superintendent registrar.

Mr. James Prendekqast, Chief Justice of New Zealand, has been appointed to administer the Government of that colony, until the arrival of the new Governor, Sir Arthur Gordon. The Chief Justice is the son of the late Mr. Miobael Prendergast, QC, recorder of Norwich and judge of the Sheriffs' Court of the City of London. He was educated at St. Paul's School and at Queen's College, Cambridge, and he was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in Easter Term, 1856. He was for several years Attorney-General of New Zealand, and was appointed Chief Justice of the colony in 1875.

Mr. Joseph Haworth Redman, barrister, has been appointed Recorder of the Borough of Ludlow, in succession to the late Mr. George Browne, Q.C. Mr. Redman was called to the bar in Hilary Term, 1870, and practises on the Oxford Circuit, and at the Staffordshire and Shropshire Sessions.

Mr. Matthew Webb, solicitor, of Barbican-chambers, Barbican, has been appointed Solicitor to tbe Parish of St. Botolph, Aldersgate. Mr. Webb was admitted a solicitor in 1876.

Mr. Watkin Williams, Q.C, M.P., has been appointed a Judge of the Queen's Bench Division, in succession to Lord Justice Lusb. Mr. Justioe Williams is the son of the Rev. Peter Williams, rector of Llansannan, Denbighshire. Ha was born in 1828, and studied for the medical profession, but afterwards entered at the Inner Temple, where be was called to tbe bar in Michaelmas Term, 1854. He is a membeFof the South-Eastern Circuit. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1873. He was M.P. for the Denbigh Boroughs in tbe Liberal interest from 1868 till the general election ot the present year, when he was returned for Carnarvonshire. Mr. Justice Williams is a magistrate for Denbighshire, and a bencher of the Inner Temple. He is married to a daughter of Lord Justice Lush.

1,746 Newspapers recommend Macniven & Cameron's Pens. "They are without doubt the best pens invented."—Argus. *' They come as a boon and a blessing to men, The Pickwick, the Owl, and the Waverley Pen."

Also the Hindoo Pens, Nos. 1,2, and 3, diagonal points. Specially Commended for Solicitors', Attorneys' and Accountants' Omcea— •'The freest Pens we ever used."—Public Opinion. 6d. and Is. per box, at all Stationers. Sample box (all the kinds) by post Is. Id. Patentees of Pens and Penholders. Macsiveh & Cahkkow, 23 to 33, Blair-street. Edinburgh, Penmakers to Her Majesty's Government Offices. (Established 17~n.)—[advt.]


WINDING-UP NOTICES. Joint Stock Companies. Limittm iir Chaxceet. Horn \wv Coxpatt, Limited.—Petition for winding up, presented Oct ti, directed to be heard before Y.C. Bacon, on Nov 6. Fraser, lioorgate 61* solicitor for the petitioners Obbobee, fllGQiirs, Asd CoMPAirT, Limited.—Petition for winding" up, presented Oct 27, directed to be heard liefore V.C. Bacon, cn Not 6. Clarke and Co, Lincoln's inn fields, agents for Tweedale and Co, Oldham, solicitors for the petitioners Oxfobd Asd Cambbidge Toilet Club, Limited.—The Vacation Judge has, by an order dated Oct 13, apiKrintcd William Williams, King st, Chcapside. to be official liquidator

IGaiette, Oct 29.1


M.B. has, bj an order dated July 10, appointed Thomas Adams,

Cambridge st, Birmingham, to be official liquidator GaiAT Eastsbm Glaciabium Company, Limited-—Creditors aro

required, on or before Feb 1, to send their names and addresses,

and the particulars of their debts or claims to Henry Spain,

Gresham bldgs. Feb 17 at 12 is appointed for hearing and ad.

judicating upon the debts and claims Uaxxoce Bath Hotel Company, Limited.—The M.R. has fixed

Not 12 at 12, at his chambers, as the timo and place for the

appointment of an official liquidator Newbridge Riosddi Collebies Company*, Limitbd.—Petition

for winding sa presented Oct 25, directed to be beard before V.C.

Hall, on Sot 12. Crowder and Co, Lincoln's inn fields, agents for

Dal ton and Co, Cardiff, solicitors for the petitioners Palatiwe Hotel Amd Restaubavt Company, Limited. — Lord

Coleridge, has, by an order dated Oct G, appointed Thomas Sutton,

Cooper ta, Manchester, to be official liquidator

[Oose«»,Nov. 2.]

Unlimited In Chancery. Gbeit Bbitatit MrTriL Lite Assveance Society.—Petition for winding up, presented Oct 28, directed to be heard before the 3£-E., 00 Nov 13. Longcroft and Myers, Clement's inn, solicitors for the petitioner

[Gazette, Nov. 2.J

CorTTT Palatine Op Lancasteb. MtxeETtrrEB And County Issceaxce Company, Limited.—By an

order made by the V.C, dated Oct 30, it was ordered that the above company be wound up

r Gazette, Nov 2.]

FaiEBDLT Societies Dissolted.

Bcbxhak Fexudlt Society, Crown Inn, Burnham, Somerset, Oct 27

[GasetU, Oct. 20.J



Mr. Acton Tindal, solicitor (of the firm of Tin in! & Barnes), clerk of the peace for Buckinghamshire, died at the Manor House, Aylesbury, on the 27th ult. Mr. Tindal m toe son of Mr. Thomas Tindal, solicitor, of Aylesbury, and was a nephew of Lord Chief Justice Sir Nicholas Tindal. He was born in 1311, and was educated at the Charterhouse. Be was admitted a solicitor in 1834, and had ever since practised at Aylesbury. He was formerly in partnership with his father, and more recently with Mr. Edward Robert Baynes, who is clerk to the lientenancy for Bockingham»hire, and to the Commissioners of Income, Land, •ad Assessed Taxes for the Hundred of Aihendon. In 1338 ha succeeded his father as clerk of the peace for Buckinghamshire, and he held that office until his eeath. He was also clerk to the county magistrates at Aylesbury, and registrar of the Archdeaconry of Buckinghamshire. Mr. Tindal was a perpetual commissioner lor Buckinghamshire, and had filled the office of under-sherilf for the county. He took an active part in local business, baling been for many years chairman of the AylesStaxy Board of Guardians. He was also a member of the local board, and churchwarden of St. Mary's Pariah. He was an active supporter of the Liberal party in the county sad borough. Mr. Tindal was lord of the manor of Aylesbary. He was married to the only daughter of the Rev. John Harrison, vicar of Dinton, Buckinghamshire. He became a widower about a year ago, and leaves three sons and one


Mr. William Todd, solicitor and notary, of Hartlepool, died at Preston-on-Tees on the 19th ult. Mr. Todd was> born in 1830, and was admitted a solicitor in 1855, and had an extensive business in the town and neighbourhood of Hartlepool. He was originally in partnership with Mr. Edward Hodgson, but more recently he had practised alone. He was a notary public, and had been for many years clerk and solicitor to the Trustees of Smith's Charity. Mr. Todd took an active pare in municipal business, having been for a long time a member of the Hartlepool Town Council. Ha was recently placed in the commission of the peace for the borough. He actively supported the local Conservative parly, and was a leadiog member of the South Durham and North Yorkshire Law Society, haying been president of that body in 1878. Mr. Todd was buried at Hart Church on the 23rd nit.


Mr. Roger Montgomerie, advocate, deputy clerk register for Scotland, died of typhoid fever on the 25th ult. Mr. Montgomerie was the third son of Mr. William Eglinton Montgomerie, of Annick Lodge, Ayrshire, and was born in 1828. He was educated at Rugby and at St. John's College,. Cambridge, where he graduated B. A. in 1851, and M.A. .in 1854, and he was admitted a member of the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland in 1852. He was an advocate depute from February, 1858, till June, 1859, from June, 1866, till December, 1868, and a third time from February, 1874, till March, 1880. In 1868 he contested North Ayrshire in the Conservative interest, but he was defeated by Mr. William Finnie by a small majority. He was again a candidate in 1874, when he defeated Mr. Finnie by more than 200 votesHe retired from Parliament at the recent dissolution, and just before the change of Government he was appointed deputy clerk register lor Scotland. Mr. Montgomerie was for several years a captain in the City of Edinburgh Rifle Volunteers, and he was a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for Ayrshire.


Mr. Edward Henry Selfe, barrister, died very suddenly at Trentham, Staffordshire, on the 17th ult. Mr. Selfe was the eldest son of Mr. Henry Selfe Selfe, many years a metropolitan police magistrate, his mother being a daughter of the late Yen. William Spooner, archdeacon of Coventry. He was born in 1843, and was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated third class in law and modern history in 1866. He was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in Trinity Term, 1868, and practised on the Oxford Circuit, and at the Gloucestershire. Worcestershire, Wolverhampton, and Walsall Sessions. He had a good criminal business at circuit and sessions, and sat for some time as a county court jud-ro in Staffordshire, as deputy for his uncle, the late Mr. William Spooner. Mr. Spooner had received several briefs fjr the Worcestershire Sessions, which were held two days after his death. The melancholy news occasioned great sorrow among the members of the bar, and Mr George Woodyatt Hastings, M. P., the chairman of the oourt, expressed his regret at Mr. Selfe's death, and his sense of his high personal and professional character. The younger brother of the deceased, Mr. William Lucius Selfe, was principal secretary to Lord Cairns, when Lord Chancellor.


Mr. Charles Wooldridge, solicitor, notary, and proctor, of Winchester, died on the 13th nit. in bis eighty-second year. Mr. Wooldridge was the son of Mr. Charles Wooldridge, solicitor. He was born in 1798, and was admitted a solicitor in 1322, and had practised for nearly, sixty years at Winchester. He was formerly in partnership with his father, whom he succeeded nearly forty years ago in the office of deputy-registrar of the diooese of Winchester, and more recently he had been associated with his son, Mr. Charles Wooldridge, junior, who was admitted a solicitor in 1854, He was a notary public, clerk to the Winchester Turnpike Trust, deputy-registrar of the Winchester Consistory Court, reg/strar of the hospital of St. Cros», aud

solicitor to the Winchester Gsi and Water Companies. He ■was also for many years clerk to the Commissioners of £Land, Assessed, and Property Taxe9, which office is now held by his son. Mr. Wooldridge twice served the office of mayor of Winchester, and he wa9 one of the magistrates for that city.



At the usual monthly meeting of the directors, held at the Hall of the Incorporated Law Society, Chancery-lane, on Thursday, the 4th of November, the following being present :—viz., Mr. Desboroueh, chairmm; Messrs. Tylee, 'L. Desborough, junr., E. J. Bristow, Williamson, Sidney Smith, Drew, Styan, and A. B. Carpenter, secretary, a grant of £50 was made to the daughter of a member and £20 to two non-members, and the ordinary geueral business was transacted.



Michaelmas Examination, 1880.

General Examination Of Students Of Tiie Inns Op Court, held at Lincoln's-inn Hall, on the 18th, 19ih, 20th, and 21st of October, 1880.

The Council of Legal Education have awarded to the following students certificates that they have satisfactorily passed a public examination :— James Edward Aldous, Archibald Benoe Bence-Jones, Herbert Francis Blaine, Moses Nathaniel Bothamley, John Brooks, Jobn Mainwaring Brown, Edward Palmer Chapman, William Ovens Clark, Arthur Joseph Coppinger, Arthur Denman, Klaas Fritzes De Vries, Edmund Charles Tennyson D'Eyncourt, Hugh James Gillispie, Thomas Arnold Christian Hampson, Edward William Hansell, George Edward Hermon, Frederick Gage He.vgate, Edward Windsor Hussey, William Price James, .Reginald Jones, Joseph Lewis Arnold Lamy, Robert Murray Liwes, Frederick John Lewis, Henry Gordon Mackenzie, liobert Furze McMillan, Herbert Picton Morris, John Philip Mnnster, Joakim Nicholas Pogose, Arthur Pierre Poley, Jiju Sanjo, Montague Shearman, James Sidebottom, Thomas Keay Tapling, William Whitaker Thompson, Arthur Horatio Todd, and Stanley Jobn Wevman, of the Inner Temple; Ramsay Douglas Broadfoot, William Burd, Samuel Walter •Cearns, Malcolm Percy Douglas, Arthur Travers Fawcett, Lionel Goodrich, Willie Grant, Bernard Batigan Hackney, Nathaniel Joseph Highmore, Arthur Gwynne James, and William James Waugh, of the Middle Temple; William Henry Denys Aston-Lewis, Walter Mew Barnes, Edward 'Cotton, Louis Jessamy de Souza-Leal-Aranha, William Dunn ■Gainsford, Courtney Stanhope Kenny, Alfred Pain, Robert Forsyth Scott, Martin Charles Sharp, Alfred John Simpson, and James Parker Smith, of Lincoln's-inn; Frederick Brian De Malbiesse Gibbons, and Edward Robinson, of Grsy's-inn, •Esq?.

The following students passed a satisfactory examination in Roman law :—Arthur Anthony Baumann, Edgar Brierley, Leonard Syer Bristowe, Herbert Montagu Broughton, R-yuell Coleridgo, Charles Hjnry Cook, Gerald Hardwicke > Cowi°, Richard Dawson, Edwin Arthur Dillon, Frederick William Dillon, Alfred Doran, Jobn Draper, Nanda Lai ■Ghosh, Robert Darley Guinnes9, Charles Gipps Hamilton, Alfred Hayes, Richard Henderson, Samuel Edgar Hirst, Walter Moore Hodgkinson, Rivers Ker, Clement Hemery Lindoo, Hugh Martin Charters Macpherson, Robert Parr, James Worsley Pennyman, Leonard Marlborough Powell, Alexander Pulling, David Macdonald Robertson-Macdonald, Henry Medlicott Rumba!!, Arthur Llewellyn Saxoo, Henry Pigot Ireland Warburton, Frederick Samuel White-White, and Walter Augustus Wigram. of the Iuner Temple ; Edmund Nicholas Alpe, Thomas Anderson, Nnsarvanji Framji Bhandara, George Manchester Cohen, John Robert Duff, William Henry Field, John Alfred Foster, Robert Charles

Heron-Maxwell, William Gouldsmith Hunt, Alan Kerr,
Stampa Walter Lambert, Charles Logan, William Bernard
Megone, Robert Ernie Partridge, Radhikaram Phookan, and
Thomas Mott Whitehouse, of the Middle. Temple; Walter
Bairstow, John Labouchere Beattie, Benjamin Francis Conn
Costelloe, Samuel Theophilas Genu Downing, Francis
Henry Launcelot Errington, Henry Percy Harris, Edward
Cecil Christie Henry, Spencer Langton Holland, Benedict
Jones, Thomas Rees Jones, George Paul Macdonell, Mortimer
Drewe Malleson, William Moore, Charles Henry Sargant,
and Reginald Winslow, of Lincoln's-inn; and Robert Weir
Brown, of Gray's-inn, Esqs.

By order of the council,
(Signed) S. H. Walpole, Chairman

Council Chamber, Lincoln's-inn, Nor 1.


The weekly meeting of this society was held at the Law Institution, Chancery-lane, on Tuesday evening last, Mr. Cbas. Edward Barry in the chair. The question appointed for the evening's discussion was the following :—"A landlord insures his premises against fire in office A., and his tenant insures them in B. Both policies contain the usual clause as to division of loss with the other insuring company (if any). The premises are damaged by fire to the extent of Jeioo. The tenant accepts from office B. £60 in respect of th e damage, and signs a receipt stating that the premises are insured in no other office. He does not, however, repair the premises. Can the landlord recover from office A. the full amount of the damage before compelling his tenant to repair under a covenant for that purpose in his lease?" and was opened in the affirmative by Mr. Kirk. The following gentlemen then addressed the society: Messrs. F. D. Williams, E. G. Spiers, Green, Evans, and Tomes ; Mr. Kirk having replied, the question was decided in the affirmative by a majority of eight votes. The following cases amongst others were cited :—North Britith, $c, Insurance Company y. Liverpool and London, <fcc, Insurance Company (L. R. 5 Ch. D. 569); Leeds v. Cheeiham (1 Sim. 146).


A meeting of this society was held on Wednesday, the 3rd inst., at Clement'a-inn, Mr. Dowson in the chair. After the conclusion of the private business the subject of debate, "That the preference accorded to classical, as compired with fcientific, studies at our schools and universities, is opposed to the necessities of modern civilization," was opened by Mr. Spence, who was supported by Messrs. Bartrum, Spokes, Harvey, and Maclaren; and opposed by Messrs. Acland, Fry, Jackson, Jenks, and Collyer. The hon. opener replied, and upon a division the motion was lost by a majority of two votes.

A meeting of this society will be held on Monday evening, Nov. 8, at the Law Institution, for the purpose of discussing the construction put upon the Partition Act of 1868 by the House of Lords in the cose of Pitt v. Jones (5. App. Cos. 661).

The American Jitrht gives the following as the form of the advocate's oath prescribed by law, adopted many years ago by the representative council of Geneva: "I swear before God to be faithful to the Republic and Canton of Geneva; never to swerve from the respect due to the tribunals and to the authorities; not to advise or maintain any cause which, does not appear to me to be just or equitable, unless in the defence of an accused; not to employ knowingly, in order to maintain the causes which shall be confided to me, any means contrary to the truth, and not to attempt to deceive the judges by any artifice, or by any false exposition of facts or ot law; to abstain from all offensive personality, and not to advance any fact against the honour and the reputation of the parties, unless it be indispensable to the cause with which I shall be charged; not to encourage the commencement or the carrying on of any process from any motive of passion or of interest ; and not to refuse from any personal considerations the cause of the feeble, the stranger, or tha oppressed."



Oooxs, Hesbt. Kidderminster, Innkeeper. Nov 30. Cooke v

Crowther, M.R. Talbot, Kidderminster •ceook, Joskfb, Waddesdon. Bocks, Farmer. Nov 30. Rogers v

Rose, V.C. Bacon. Horwood, Aylesbury EvEEsriBLo, Hkitrt, Gravesend, Wharfinger. Nov 30. Mills v

Dennis, M.R. Bewley, Gravesend •geavts, Albert Reginald. Charlton House, Wilts. Nov 30. Graves

v Graves, V.C. Mai ins. Martineau, Raymond bldgs, Gray's inn ILucxm, Hitbt, Llanidloes, Montgomery, Innkeeper. Nov 30.

Jones v Hamer, V.C. Hall. Jenkins and Davies, Llanidloes Kxxy, Ckailxs, Empingham, Rutland, Farmer. Nov 27. Canner

v Keen, V.C. Malins. Law, Stamford Mosoay, Fbajtcis, Wellington, Salop, Grocer. Nov 30. Griffiths

v Morgan, V.C Malins. Taylor, Newtown 'WAsmrr*, Sahcbl, Harden, York, Stuff Manufacturer. Dec 1.

Crabtree v Watmuff, V.C. Bacon. Mossman and Haley, Bradford Williams, Ell sir Pabbt, Exmouth, Dec 10. Williams v Knott,

V.C. HalL Hall, Gray's inn sq

[Gazette, Nov. 2.]



Attdlet, Williax, Cambridge, GasStter. Dec 31. Ellison and Co, Cambridge

Baxiobd, T»o*ts, The Shrubbery, Highbury hill, Esq, Dec 20.

Shepheard and Sons, Finsbury circus Us A mar, Hippolyte Joseph Maubice De Bahheul. Dec 3.

Brabant, Gray's inn sq BraGE>4, David, Cambridge, Furniture Dealer. Dec 31. Ellison

and Co, Cambridge Coomb, Gbobgk, Norton, Derby, Qnarryinan. Nov 30. Parker and

Brailaford, Sheffield Cottisghax, JoH.f, Kingston upon Hull, Fish Curcr. Dec 1.

Roljerts and Leak, Hull Cowliy, Ckablbs, Preston, Sussex, Farmer. Dec It. Woods and

Demp.-aer, Brighton Drroof, Art Hub. South Norwood, Surrey, Victualler. Nov 15.

Plunked and leader, St. Paul's churchyard Dobbiigtox, Mur Axx, Milton rd, Romford, Essex. Jan 31.

Taylor and Jaquet, South st, Finsbury sq Fitxfatbzcc, Mabt, Worksop, Nottingham. Dec 1. Coulson»


Hall, William, Nottingham, Hal Manufacturer. Jan 1. Smith mod Mammatt, Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Habxet, Hmr, Barnngton rd, Brixton, Gent. Dec 14. Ravenscroft and Co, John st, Bedford row

Hill, Thoxas, Beaulieu, Southampton. Nov 15. Coxwcll and Co, Southampton

Hughe?, Emily Mabt Air*, Robert st, Fulham rd. Dec 0. Poole

and liazhes. Chancery lane Highh, Mmr, St. Asaphs, Flint. Dec 1. Sisson and George,

St. Axaphs

JJo^n, Esthbb, Abbey terrace, Llandilofawr, Carmarthen. Nov 13.

Da vies and Co, Haverfordwest Sikb, Wiulax Patbbsoh1, Hillside, Willesden, Auctioneer. Dec 7.

Hurley and Co, Finsbury circus Laxdov, Johh Waittisgtox Rkadt. Braunton, Devon, Clerk in

Holy Orders. Dec 1. Chanter and Co, Himietnplc Lebch, Dcssta-x Joiix, Witley, Surrey, Gent. Dec 21. Mellersh,


Lohai, Saicubl, Horsecroft, Whitworth, Lancaster, Labourer.

Dec 1. Jackson, Rochdale Mabtis, William, Ynistawe, Llangefclach, Esq. Dec 31. S tricks

and BeUingham, Swansea Moo Be, Jo ay, Clifton, Bristol, Gent. Nov 30. Fry and Co,


QriLnm, Tbomas Risijt, Colchester, Sadler. Dec 31. Quilter, Forest

Rid-olds, Jaxi, Cotham New rd, Bristol. Dec 1, Cooke and Sons, Bristol

Rusbbtshaw, Isaac, Allerton, York, Gent. Nov 17. Spencer, Bradford

Smith, William Szth, Derby, Surveyor. Jan 20. Sale and Mills, Derby

fjorrawBLL, Rev. Ma sees Richard. Rt. Alban's, Hertford, Clerk.

Jan 1. Johnsons and Co, Austin Friars, Old Broad st f-iosB, William, Stratford Sub Castle, Wilts, Farmer. Dec 7.

Nodder. City chmbrs, Salisbury f wtixt, Thomas James, Lichfield grove, Church, find, Finchley,

Commercial Traveller. Dec 13. Pointon. Birmingham Styes, Josiah, Wells, Somerset, Pattern Maker. Doc 4. Foster,


TratoM, Gbobob, Kidderminster, out of business. Dec 1. Ivens

aL.d Morton, Kidderminster Walkeb, Jameb, Whicham, Cuml>erland, Farmer. Nov 27. Butler,

Bronghton in rumens Wall, Thomas Sbviob, Mnida Vale, Kilburn, Corn Merchant. Dec

10. Hortin, Edgware rd, Paddington Wibplxt, Joshua, Barrow in Furness, Farmer. Nov 27. Butler,

Harrow in Furness Wills, Eliea, West Stockwith, Nottingham. Dec 2*. Oldnian and

lTeson, Gainsborough Wh Itcombb, Pb Jt Slops. Kemerton, Gloucester. Nov 30. Brookes

and Badham, Tewkesbury

Williams, Hexbt, Swinton st. Gray's inn rd. Dairyman. Dec 7 Williams and Graham, Vestry house, Lawrence Pountney hill

WiLsoir, John, Liverpool, Officer in H.M's. Customs. Nov 19. Steel, Sunderland

Woods, Thomas, Wytchley Warren, Rutland, Farmer. Feb 1. Atter, Stamford

IGazetie, Oct. 29.J



Sales By Auction Under The Coubt.

When the deposits to be paid to the Auctioneer are estimated not to exceed £200, his undertaking in writing to pay the deposits into court will be accepted instead of security.


It is particularly requested that the items in aooonnta and the names in lists of creditors and oontributories may be numbered consecutively, and that the same number may not be repeated either in different parts of the same account or list, or in any supplementary aooount or list.


Mr. Skirrow having lor the last year found the following arrangements greatly facilitate the dispatoh of business in bis office, thinks it best to let it again be known that:—

Firstly—All orders relating to money, in or out of court, have precedenoe of all other business.

Secondly—That he himself proceeds with the taxation of all bills of costs in the first instance as soon as they are left in the office.

Thirdly—That all short or ex parte cases are taken every Saturday.

Mr. Davidson desires to give notice of the following arrangements for the dispatch of business in his offioe:—

All orders relating to money in or out of court will have precedence of all other business.

Unopposed, ex parte, and Bhort bills will be disposed of forthwith, without requiring the parties to take formal appointments.

Solicitors will assist the taxing master in promptly disposing of business before him, by leaving their papers arranged in the order of the bill, with all vouchers for pay. mente, counsels' fees, and (if any) chief clerk's certificates of attendances.

[It is deemed desirable that the above regulations should be brought afresh to the attention of our readers at the re-openicg of the regular work in the offices.]


The following statement bas been issued by the Postmaster-General: By the Saviogi Banks Act of Inst session any person on and after the 22nd inst. will be able to invest, at any Post-office io the United Kingdom at which there is a savings bank, small sums in any one of the fallowing Government Stocks—Consols, Reduced, or New Three per Cents. The sums so invested must not be less than £10 and must not exceed £100 in any one year, and the aggregate amount held by any one investor must not exceed £300. The lollowing amounts will be charged for the purchase of stock, and these sums will include all expenses connr cted with the subsequent collection of dividends; On stock not exceeding £25, 91. ; exceeding £25, but not exceeding £.50, Is. 3d. ; exceeding £30, but not exceeding £75, Is. 9d.; exceeding £75, but not exceeding £100, 2s. 3d. The charges on tho sale of stock will be at the same rates up to £100; for £200 it will be two shillings and ninepence; and for £300, three shillings and threepence. The investment will be at the current price of the day on which it is made, and a certificate thereof will be sent to the investor by post. Similar arrangements will be made for sales of stock ; and dividends will be collected by the Post-office, and placed to

the credit of the investor. Any person having invested £50 or more may, on application to the Post-office, obtain a stock certificate for £50 or any multiple of £50. These certificates will have coupons for dividends annexed, payable to bearer. Facilities similar to those just described for investment of small sums in Government Stocks will be granted by the Trustee Savings Banks.


LANCASTER. (Before W. A. Holton, Esq., Judge.) Oct. 22.—Fyfe v. Committee of Lancaster Agricultural Society.

This was an action against the managers of the Lancaster Agricultural Society for the loss of a dog sent to the last show of the society in September. The doj? was exhibited in the Dan die Dinmont terrier class, was catalogued at £25, and was awarded the first prize. Shortly after the judging Mr. Fyfe found that the dog had disappeared. It was ascertained that another man had claimed it, and that he had returned it to the secretaries, requesting them not to give up the dog until the ownership was settled. For the defence it was contended that after the judging the animals entered were really in the hands of the exhibitors, that the duties of the show stewards respecting them ceased, and that therefore the defendants were not responsible for any loss.

His Hovour said that the defendants had taken upon themselves to say by their rules that during the hours of exhibition no person (not even the owner) must remove any animal without their sanction; therefore, when the dog was returned to the pen after judging, it became, so to speak, the property of the managers as long as the show remained open, and they alone were responsible for it. He considered that plaintiff was entitled to a verdic, but he regarded the price placed upon it as fabulous. He would therefore give judgment for £10 and costs.


A country storekeeper, says the Virginia Law Journal, was asked by counsel in what manner he kept his books, by single entry or double entry. He replied, they were not kept in an entry at all, but under the counter on the salt barrel.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court have, says the Albany Law Journal, so to speak, sat down on Judge Patterson of the Quarter Sessions of Lancaster, in the matter of Messrs. Steinman and Hensel, attorneys, and editors of the Lancaster i*M/iimM newspaper. The judge summarily expelled these gentlemen from the bar of his court for publishing a libellous article in their newspaper in reference to his judicial conduct. We urged pretty stoutly at the time that Judge Patterson had exceeded his judicial power, and that an attorney could only be disbarred for misconduct in his professional capacity or affecting his professional character. The Supreme Court have taken this view, and have vacated Judge Patterson's order, and restored the attorneys to the bar. The court also adopt the view that a libel, to amount to a breach of professional duty, must have been designed to acqnire an influence over the judge in the exercise of his judicial functions by the instrumentality of popular prejudice—a motive which is not alleged to have existed in this case.

At the Somerset Quarter Session?, on the 22nd uit., the chairman said, owing to the passing of the Summary Jurisdiction Act, it was necessary to make some alterations in the table of fees, and he had received a communication from the Home Office suggesting that it would be well that the court should oonsider the question and inform the Home Secretary their views on the matter; he would be glad of any advice they would have to offer, and would give it his best consideration. It was suggested that there should be a uniform table of fees; acoordingly it was recommended and permission asked to have the table of fees altered. In

reply, however, they received a oiroular from the HomeOffice saying that the Home Secretary must adhere to the views explained in the oiroular of the 17th of May last, aurj hoped that on consideration the oourt would adopt the tabla of fees therein suggested, as many other courts had done. He (the chairman) said a great many had adopted them, and a great many had not, having taken the same view as that court. It was for the oourt to decide whether they chose to insist on their view, or whether they would aooept the fiat of the Home Secretary, who now said that his> views mnst be adhered to, but who, in his first oiroular, asked for their advioe and said he would give bis consideration to any sugeetions they might make. There was a vast difference between the two communications. It was resolved to adopt the views of the Home Seoretary.

Chief Justice Ryan, of Wisconsin, in a recent address to> the graduating class of the University of Wisconsin, drew the following picture of pettifoggers :—" Behold the pettifogger, the blackleg of the law! He is, as his name imports, a stirrer-up of small litieation; a wet-nurse of trifling grievances and quarrels. He sometimes emerges from professional obscurity, and is charged with business which is disreputable only through his own tortuous devices. For the vermin can't forego his instincts, even among his betters. He is generally found, however, and he always begins in the lowest professional grade. Indeed, he is the troglodyte of the law. He has great cunning. He mistakesit for intelligence. He is a fellow of infinite proteuce. Ho pushes himself everywhere, and is self-important wherever he goes; you will often find him in legislative bodies, in political conventions, in boards of supervisors, in common councils. He is sometimes there for specific villany; sometimes on general principles of corruption, waiting on Providence for any fraudulent job. He is always there for evil. The temper of his mind, the habits of his life, make him essentially mischievous. In all places he is always dishonest. When he cannot cheat for gain, he cheats for love. He haunts low places, and herds with the ignorant. It is his kindly office to get them by the ears, and to feed his vanity and his pocket from the quarrels he incites and foments. He is in everybody's way, and prys into everybody's business. He meddles in all things, and is indefatig ible in mischief. He is just lawyer enough to be mischievous."

At the opening of the sittings in the Exchequer Division (before Mr. Baron Pollock and Mr. Justice Hawkins), Mr. Wills, Q.C., expressed the sense of the deep loss the profession had sustained by the death of the late Lord Chief Baron. Mr. Baron Pollock said it could not be a matter of surprise to any who were present that an opportunity should! have been taken of saying something upon an occasion which so painfully reminded them of one who had been so> recently taken from them, and whose loss tbey all so deeply regretted. For nearly forty years he knew the late Lord Chief Baron intimately, and he oould bear testimony to his kindliness, his wisdom, his firmness, and the earnestness of purpose with which he carried out uny duty intrusted to him. All the judges agreed in respect for his great learning, for the painstaking care with which he exhausted every possible matter which oonld have have had any bearing on the snbjeot upon wbioh he was engaged, and also in the feeliDg of love they felt for the man with whom they were daily associated in their duty, aod who was never known to say one single unkind word or to harbonr one single unkind thought.

A meeting of the magistrates of York city was held on Tuesday, when, in accordance with the invitation of the Home Secretary, the following recommendations were unanimously passed :—" Resolved that the following be recorded as the opinions of her Majesty's justices of the peace, acting in and for the city of York :— 1. That the treatment of children and young persons, after apprehension or information, and before conviction, should be further distinguished from that of adults than is now allowed by law. 2. That the power to commit a child (under 12) or a young person (under 16) on remind to the workhouse, rather than to prison, on a charge laid under the Industrial Schools Act, should be extended to every justice of the peace on every charge against a child or young person. 3. That the power to adjudge a private whipping with a birch rod, after conviction, on a charge dealt with under the Summary Jurisdiction Act, 1879, should be extended to

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