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has the other foods transferred to him will be a serious question to suitors. Sorely the Government, who reap suoh a substantial annual benefit from the suitors' fee fond, might supply the Paymaster with a sufficient staff to keep his books posted daily, and thus prevent delays which, in many instances, are most serious to the parlies concerned."

At the meeting of the Judicial Committee on the 18th inst., Sir Barnes Peacock, who spoke with some emotion, said:—"In meeting at this board for the first time since the melancholy event which interrupted the last sittings, we should not do justice to oar feelings if we did not express our deep sense of the well-nigh irreparable loss which her Majesty and this Committee have sustained by the death of our lamented colleague. Daring twenty-one years of assidrxoos labours at this board Sir James Colvile brought to the consideration of the various and important questions which came before it extensive knowledge, not only of law and equity as administered in this country, but of the leading principles of the widely differing systems of jurisprudence whieh prevail in different parts of this great empire, and an especial acquaintance with the laws, the manners, and the customs of the people of India, in whose welfare he took a lively and never-failing interest. All who practised before Sir James Colvile well knew the calm judicial spirit with which he approached every question; the breadth of view which he brought to bear upon principles; his mastery of facts and bis accuracy in dealing with complicated details. His untiring patience and unvarying courtesy cannot have failed to be appreciated by the bar; but none can have known as his colleagues knew the value of his ripe judgment, the abundance of his resources, and the assistance as well as the charm he lent to our deliberations. Indeed, the genial kindness of his nature had endeared him to all those, either in India or in this country, who were in any way associated with him. His loss will be deplored, not only by all who are here to-day, but by many of those who are engaged in the administration of justice in distant lands. He is gone, but he will long live in our memories as a great judge, an accomplished gentleman, and a warm friend." The AttorneyGeneral and Mr. Leitb, Q.C., added their testimony on behalf of the bar.

In answer to a question by Sir H. Giffard, as to whether any reply was sent to the letter addressed by the Lord Chancellor to the late Lord Chief Justice of England on this subject, the Attorney-General said, in the House of Commons on the 13ih inst., that (as we stated at the time) the Lord Chancellor's letter was not published in the newspapers by him or with his assent. The substance of the reply was brought to the attention of the Council of Judges before they arrived at the recommendation to abolish the offioes in question. The reply of the late Chief Justice was contained in a letter which touched opoo many other subjects, and could not in its entirety be made public; but I will furnish to my hon. friend and make public a copy of every word of the letter referring to the subject in question. As may be supposed from the well-known and often-expressed opinion of the late Chief Justice condemnatory of the polioy of the Judicature Acts, bis reply expresses disapproval of the proposed abolition. It is as follows :—" As regards the subjectmatter on which you desire to take the sense of the judges, I should be wanting in candour if I did not frankly say that I do not concur in your view. I am quite prepared to sacrifice old names and old associations for the sake of substantial good, though I do not think they are destitute of value, but I am wholly at a loss to see what will be gained by merging the three common law divisions into one court, and am satisfied that a court of fifteen judges under a nominal president—for the authority of such a president would be no more than nominal—wonld not and could not work. My opinion is that hopeless confusion would be the result. The (act is the present state of things works extremely well when the judges can attend to their business in the common law divisions. The reason why there are arrears is that the judges are scattered over the face of the country trying election petitioos or on extra and unnecessary circuits."

SALE OF ENSUING WEEK. Jan. 28.—Mr. Alfbbd Baker, at the Mart, at 2 p.m., Freehold and Leasehold Properties (see advertisement, Jan. 15, p. 3).



Fhiday, Jan. 14, 1880. Under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869. Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar. To Surrender in London. Baines, Thomas Wilcockson, and Andrew Graham Tait, Cannon st,

Merchants. Mot Dec 21. Murray. Feb 4 at 11 Campbell. Ronald Rivers, Gloucester ter, Campdcn hill, ret Jan

11. Murray. Jan 28 at 11 Pebody, Joseph, Denmark rd, Kilburn, Carman. Mot Jan 10. Fepys. Jan 26 at 12

To Surrender in the Country. Brown, John, Birkenhead, Chester, Bootmaker. Pet Jan 11. Williams. Birkenhead, Jan 25 at 12.30 Butterfleld, James, Gateshead, Durham, Tailor. Pet Jan 12. In

gledew. Newcastle, Jan 27 at 11 Davey, Esther, North Shields, Licensed Victualler. Pet Jan 10.

Daggott. Newcastle, Jan 27 at 11 Friend, Thomas, West Bromwich, Stafford, Auctioneer. Pet Dec

17. Watson. Oldbury, Jan 24 at 12 Heading, Charles, Roxton, Bedford, Farmer. Pet Jau 10. Pearse.

Bedford, Jan 28 at 11 30 Lawrence, William, Springfield pk, Acton, Builder. Pet Jan 11.

Ruston. Brentford, Feb 1 at 2 Mills, Robert Winterbottom, and Charles Ashworth, New Islington,

Manchester, Spindle Makers. Pet Jan 12. Lister. Manchester,

Jan 31 at 12

Mountain, Thomas, Aldborough, York, Farmer. Pet Jan 11. Perkins. York, Jan 25 at 11

Prior, George Mason, Cambridge, Pork Butcher. Pet Jan 12. Eaden. Cambridge, Jan 26 at 12.30

Rucroft, Nathan, Oldham, Lancaster. Pet Jan 12. Tweedalo Oldham, Jan 26 at 11

Tooley, Robert, Gt Yarmouth, Licensed Victualler. Pet Jan 11. WorUedge. Gt Yarmouth, Jan 27 at 11

Wilson, James Hanloy, Huddersfield, Insurance Agent. Pet Jan 12.
Jones. Huddersfield, Jan 31 at 11

Tuesday, Jan. 18, 1881.
Under rhe Bankruptcy Act, 1869.

Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar.
To Surrender in London.
Bartholomew, Lucy, Bell yd, Gracechurch st, Licensed Victualler.

Pet Jan 14. Pepys. Jan 28 at 12 Lowden, William, High st, Camden Town, Grocer. Pet Jan 13.

Hazlitt. Feb 2 at 11 Smith, George John Cayley, Gt Marlborough st. Pet Jan 14. Pcpys. Feb 10 at 11

To Surrender in the Country. Favill, Robert, Market Rosen, Lincoln, Auctioneer. Pet Jan 14.

Uppleby. Lincoln, Jan 31 at 11 Harding,'Frederick Augustus, Southsea, Portsea, Builder. Pet Jan

14. Renny. Portsmouth, Feb 10 at 12 Houghton, Charles George Moss, Manchester, Wino Merchant. Pet

Jan 13. Lister. Manchester, Jan 31 at 12 Papps, William, Trowbridge, Wilts, Baker. Pet Jan 15. Robertson.

Bath, Feb 2 at 12.30 Scarfe, Walter, Raydon ter, Wandsworth, Builder. Pet Jan 11.

Winch. Wandsworth, Feb 4 at 11 Wvatt, Edward, Netherhill, Southampton, Farmer. Pet Jan 15.

Daw, jun. Southampton, Jan 31 at 2.30

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1891.
Morrell, Henry, Birmingham, Metal Spinner. Dec 17

Liquidations by Arrangement.

FIRST MEETINGS OF CREDITORS. Friday, Jan. 14, 1830. Adams, Henry, Copenhagen st, Islington, Laundryman. Jan 23 a

1 at offices of Richardson, Broad st bldgs Agcr, William, and Jonathan Sadler, North Brixton, Builders.

Jan 26 at 3 at offices of Chippcvfield, Trinity st, Southwark Alchorne, Charles, Great Grimsby, Lincoln, Hat'er. Feb 2 at 3 at

offices of Mason, Victoria st South, Great Grimsby Aston, George William, High st, Notting hid, Builder. Jan '2S at 4

at offices of Yorke and Wharton, Conduit st, Bond st Bamford, Walters, Nottingham, Ironmonger. Jan 27 at 3 at offices

of Lees, Severn chmbrs, Middle pavement, Nottingham. Bunks, Samuel, Bradford, York, Grocer. Jau 20 at 3 at offices of

Ncill and Barlow, Kirkgatc, Bradford Baylis, John Frederick, Redditch, Warwick, Licensed Victualler.

Feb 4 at 3 at the Unicom Hotel, Redditch. Williams, Redditch Brazil, John, Roman rd, Old Ford, Pork Butcher. Jan 31 at 2 at

offices of Keen and Roger*, Knight Rider st Brown, George Hanson, Leeds, Corn Dealer, Jan 26 at 10.30 at tho

Law Institute, Albion pi, Leeds. Cross, Bradford Bnckcridge, Charles, Aldbourne, Wilts, Boker. Jan 25 at 12.30 at

the Three Swans Hotel, Hungerford. Lucas, Newbury Bull, James, Long Sutton, Lincoln, Innkeeper. Jan 26 at 12.30 at

offices of Mossop and Mossop, Long Sutton Caldwell, Josiah, Kiug William st, Contractor. Jan 26 at 12 at tho

Guildhall Tavern, Gresham st. Hogan and Hughes, Martin's


Card, Caleb, High st, Hnmpstend, Refreshment hoiLSO keeper. Jan

27 at 3 at offices of Downing, Basinghall st Coles, George, Ephcx rd, Islington, Baker. Jan 27 at 11 at the White

Swan Hotel, Coleman st, City. Biggonden

Curtis, George, Tottenham rd, Kingsland rd, Coal Merchant. Feb 7 at 12 at offices of Robinson and Leslie, Coleman st. Joseph

Daniels, Charles John, Salisbury, Wilts, Mineral Water Manufacturer. Jan 26 at 3 at offices of Harlow, Southampton buildings, Chancery lane. Shutte, Southampton

Daunton, William, Bcdminster, Bristol, Grocer. Jan 27 at 2 at offices of Hobbs, Clare st, Bristol

Davies, David, Hoole, nr Chester, Corn Factor. Jan 25 at 12 at offices of Duncan and Pritchard, Bridge st, Chester

Davies, Thomas, Florence terrace, Shepherd's Bush rd, Grocer. Jan 2-1 at 3 at the Vestry Houso, Laurenco Pountney hill, Cannon st. Williams and Graham

Dawson, Joseph, Leicester, Shopkeeper. Feb 1 at 3 at offices of Chadwick and Co, Berridge st, Leicester

Dickinson, Samuel Thornton, Church Coppinhall, Cheshire, Presbyterian Minister. Jan 27 at 11 at offices of Hill, Market st, Crewe

Dobson, Henry, Chorley, Lancashire, Fish Dealer. Jan 27 at 11 at offices of Morris, Townhall, Chorley

Dorrell, Frederick, High st, Vnuxhall, Baker. Jan 22 at 10 at offices of Mitchell, Theobald's rd, Bedford row. Hope, Bell yard, Fleet et

Dupree, George Thomas, Great Saffron hill, Boot Manufacturer.

Jan 22 at 11 at offices of Mitchell, Theobald's row, Bedford row.

Hope, Bell yd, Fleet st Eaton, William, West Derby, near Liverpool, Plumber. Jan 27 at

2 at offices of Gibson and Co, South John st, Liverpool. Paynter,


Eckersall, Isaiah, East Ardslcy, York, Grocer. Jan 20 at 3 at Black

Bull Hotel. MirfieUl. Botiomly. Huddersfield Ferry, Robert, Hartlepool, Durham, Millwright. Feb 2 at 12 at offices

of Kay, Church st, West Hartlepool Forrest, James, Salford, Lancaster, Baker. Feb 0 at 3 at offices

of Oram and Co, Peter st, Manchester Geisler, Henry, Great Grimsby, Lincoln, Music Seller. Feb 3 at 11

at offices of Grange and Wintringham, St Mary's chambers, West

St Mary's Gato, Great Grimsby George, Edwin, Broadstairs, Kent, Upholsterer. Feb 3 at 2 at

Guildhall Coffee House, Gresham st. Sparkes, Ramsgate Gibbons, Francis, Bristol, Grocer. Jan 22 at 12 at offices of Andrews,

Nicholas st, Bristol Gillon, David, Aldershot, Southampton, Riding Master in Royal

Engineers. Jan 27 at 11 at offices of Knight and "Ward, West st,


Gowlland, Joseph, Stockwell, Grocer. Jan 31 at 3 at Law Institution, Chancery lane. Cordwell, Serjeant's inn, Fleet st

Green, William, Salisbury rd.Kilburn, Grocer. Jan 27 at 2 at offices of Hubert and Co, John st, Adelphi

Hall, James Robert, Morpeth, Northumberland, Grocer. Feb 2 at 12 at offices of Gibson, Victoria buildings, Grainger st West, Newcastle-on-Tyne

Hammond, John, Outwell, Norfolk, Carpenter. Jan 20 at 12 at offices

of Hammond and Carrick, Crescent, Wisbech Hawes, James Maidenhead, Berks, Grocer. Feb 2 at 3 at offices of

Turner, Highst. Maidenhead Heaton, Robert, Keighlcy, York, Bobbin Turner. Jan 27 at 3 at the Victoria Hotel, Cavendish st, Keighley. Robinson, Keigh


Hoyland, William Henry Crofts, Oakerthorpe, Derby, Licensed Victualler. Feb 7 at 12 at Midland Hotel, Chesterfield, Wilson and Bone, Alfrcton

Hulme, Samuel, Shrewsbury, Hairdresser. Jan 31 at 3 at offices of

Clarke and Sons, Swan hill, Shrewsbury Hutchins, Philip Henry, Manchester, Hosier. Feb 2 at 3 at offices of

Diggles and Ogden, Booth st, Manchester Hyde, Emma, Blackpool, Lancaster, Lodging house keeper. Jan 27

ot 3 at offices of Sampson, South King st, Manchester Ibbetson, Lewis Alfred, King's Cross rd, Tea Dealer. Jan 27 at 12 at

offices of Sampson, Marylebono rd Isaac, George, Rutland st, South Lambeth, out of business. Jan 26

at 2 at offices of Bcndle, John st, Redford row Isaacs, Isaac, Westminster bdg rd, Tailor. Jan 22 at 11 at offices of

Moss, Gracechurch st Jacobs, Alfred, Silchester terrace, Notting hill, Stone Mason.

Jan 25 at 2 at 40, Southampton bldgs, Holborn. Cooper, Chancery


Jex, John Jacob, City road, Licensed Victualler. Jan 31 at 3 at Kennan's Hotel, Crown ct, Cheapside. Lovett and Co, King William st

Joyce, Joseph, Leicester, Egg Dealer. Jan 27.' at 12 nt offices of

Shires, Market st, Leicester Kingston, William Nightingale, West Gorton, near Manchester,

Journeyman Joiner. Jan 2G at 3 at offices of Lawson, Peter st


Lawton. Charlie, Marsden, York, Grocer- Jan 10 at 11 at offices of

Welsh, Queen st, Huddersfield Leapman, Lewis, King William st, Dealer in Watches. Jan 24 at 3

at offices of Barnett. Palmerston bldgs, Old Broad st Lewis, William, Tauygrisiau, Festiniog, Merioneth, Brass Founder.

Jan 26 at 1 at the Queen's Hotel, Festiniog. Ellis, Four Crosses,


Loxton, Aaron, Landport, Hants, Ironmonger. Jan 28 at 2.30 at offices of Edmonds and Co, Cheapside. King, Portsea

Loyd, Frank, South Shields, Builder. Jan 27 at 2 at offices of Salmon and Osborne, King st, South Shields

Marsh, John, Wostbromwich, Stafford, Hamo Merchant. Jan 27 at 11 at offices of Messrs Jackson and Sharpe, High st, Westbromwich

Mitcheson, John, Felling, near Gateshead, Durham, Grocer. Jan 27 at 2 at offices of Bird, Grey Bt, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Moody, John, Long lane, Bermondsey, Leather Dresser. Jan 26 at 2 at offices of Woodley, Guildhall chmbrs, Basinghall st. Brown, Basingha'l st

Morris. John, Newnham, Gloucester, Diaper. Jan 25 at 1 at offices

Parsons, High st, Bristol. Parker, Newnham New, Alfred James, Nottingham, Ironmaster. Jan 25 at 3 at George

Hotel, George st, Nottingham. Wells and Hind, Nottingham Nixon, George, Langham st, Portland pi, Lodging House Keeper.

Feb 3 at 12 at offices of Dubois, Serjeant's inn, Chancery lane. Maynard, Clifford's inn Owen, William Griffith, Carnarvon, Enamelled Slate Manufacturer. Jan 28 at 2 at f, Church st, Carnarvon. Jones and Roberts, Car", narvon

Palmer, Thomas, Park rd, Crouch End, Butcher. Jan 26 at 2 at

office^ of Francis, Chancery lano Parry, Henry Owen, Fachwcn, Carnarvon, Grocer. Feb 1 at 3 at.

British Hotel, Bangor. Rees, Carnarvon Pollock, William, Liverpool, Carver. Jan 23 at 3 at offices of Gibson

and Co, South John st, Liverpool. Coneman Price, Michael John Michael, Coleman st, Restaurant Keeper. Jan

31 at 3 at offices of Hartc, Moorgate st Roberts, Hugh, St. Asaph, Flint, Grocer. Jan 25 at 12 at Queen's

Hotel, Chester. Evans, Holywell Roberts, Lambert, Burnley, Draper. Jan 28 at 3 at offices of Addle

shaw and Warburton. Norfolk st, Manchester Robinson, Benjamin James, Wolverhampton, Coal Merchant, Jan

26 at 3 at offices of Gatis, King st, Wolverhampton Rothcry, Enoch, Eastborough, Dewsburv, Joiner. Jan 23 at 3 at

offices of Shaw, Bond st, Dowsbury Sundry, William James, Camborne, Cornwall, Photographic Artist.

Jan 27 at 3 at Bullcrs' Anns Hotel, Redruth. Holloway, Redruth Schofleld, James, Norton, nr Doncaster, Corn Factor. Jan 25 at 12

at Midland Station Hotel, Sheffield Scott, John Ernest, Nottingham. Jan 26 at 3 at offices of Rothcra

and Son, High st, Nottingham Sebry, Alfred Stephen, St Paul's churchyard, Mantle Warehouse.

man. Jan 28 ut 12 at offices of Plunkett and Leader, St Paul's


Sheldon, James, St Mary axe, Printer. Jan 29 at 11 at offices of

Van Tromp, Essex st, Strand Silberstein, William, Gateshead, Durham, Clothier. Jan 25 at 3 at

offices of Moody, Clayton st, West, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Southwall, Richard, Ramsey, Huntingdon, Engine Driver. Jan 27

at 2 at George Hotel, Ramsey. Sarjeant, Ramsey Staite, George, Bewdley, Worcester, Innkeener. Jon 28 at 3 at office

of Thursfield, Swan st, Kidderminster Stephens, Richard, Peterborough, Mason. Feb 3 at 11 at Angel

Hotel, Peterborough. Hart, Peterborough Stevenson, Harvey James, and Samuel Peckham, Burwosh, Sussex,

Farmers. Jan 25 at 12 at offices of Phillips and Cheesman, Havelock rd, Hastings Strange, George, Bournemouth, Boot Maker. Feb 1 at 3 at officesof

Aldridge, Westover villas, Bournemouth Sturken, Carl Wilhelm, Manchester, Shipper. Feb 1 at 3 at offices

of Ellis, Clarence bldgs, Booth st, Manchester Sutherland, Hugh, Longton, Stafford, Majolica Manufacturer. Jan

26 at 11 at offices of Clarke and Hawley, Church st, Longton _ Taylor, John Henderson, Edward Beardman Parker, and Frederick

Sutton Shute, Manchester, Builders' Merchants. Jan 31 at 3 at offices of Sutton and Elliott, Fountain st.Manchester

Tempest, Isaac, William Turner, and Daniel Hopkin, Bradford, York, Worsted Spinners. Jan 26 at 11 at the New Inn, Tyrrel bt, Bradford. Peel and Co, Bradford

Tinker, Joseph, Huddersfield, Tailor. Jan 26 at 3 at offices of Gray, Eastgate, Barnsley

Topham, Henry, Wollaston, near Nantwich, Chester, Machine manJan 20 at i2 30 at Albeit chmbrs, Church side, Crewe. Pointon, Crewe

Vining, William, Dudley, Worcester, Hatter. Jan 25 at 11 at offices of Burn and Co, Wolverhampton st, Dudley

Walshaw, Edward, Cleckhcaton, York, Commission Agent. Jan28 at 3 at offices of Harrison and Beaumont, Chancery lane, Wakefield

Wells, George, Oxford, Builder. Jan 20 at 12 at the Roebuck Hotel,

Oxford, in lieu of the place originally named. Wells, John, Kentish Town rd, Coffee House Keeper. Feb-i at: at

offices of Bmstead and Cant, Finsbury circus Westcott, Fanny, Beaford, Devon, Innkeeper. Jan 24;atl2 at offices

of Smale, Bam House, Bideford "Whitfield, William, Wisbech St Mary's, Cambridge, Farmer. Jan

27 at 1 at offices of Sidney nnd Ollard, York row; \Yisl>ech Saint Beters

Wild, John, Bradford, York, Cabinet Maker. Jan 23 at 11 atofficcs of Moore, Albion chmbrs, Hustlergate, Bradford

Williams, David, Hirwain, Aberdare, Glamorgan, Licensed Victualler. Jan 27 at 12 at offices of Linton and Kenshole, Cannon st, Aberdare

Williams, George, Kevnsham, Somerset. Confectioner. Jan 2G at 12 at offices of Plummcr and Parry, Bristol chmbrs, Nicholas Bt, Bristol

Wilson, John, Hulme, Manchester, Provision Dealer. Jan 23 at 3 at the Merchants' Hotel, Oldham st, Manchester. Evans, Manchester

Wright, Robert Hood, and Charies Septimus Wright, Ulverswu,

Lancaster, Wine Merchant. Jan 27 at 1 at Temperance Hall, Ul

verston. Thomson and Wilson, Kendal

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1891. Botch, Jacob Peter, Cumberwell rd, Contractor. Feb 9 at 3 at

offices of Waddell and Co, Queen Victoria st. Ditton, Ironmonger


Beck, Thomas, Heaton Norris, Lancaster, Commission Agent. Feb 2 at 3 at officesof Newton, Bank chambers, Market pi, Stockport

Bedford, Thomas James, Leominster, Hereford, Grocer. Feb 1 at 2

at offices of Moore, Corn sq, Leominster Bedford, William Popplewell, Wakefield, York, Grocer. Jan 29 at 11

at offices of Kemp, Barstow sq, Wakefiold Binks, Samuel, Wyke. nr Bradford, Mason. Jan 29 at 11 at offices Of

Lancaster and Wright, Manor row, Bradford M Blanch, William Harnett, Donman rd. Camberwell, Surveyor. Jan26

at 2 at offices of Mott, Paternoster row Bland, William, Gorleston, Suffolk. Smack Owner. Feb 1 at 12.30 at

offices of Dowsett, Quay chmbrs, Great Yarmouth . Blott, Tom Owen, Pidloy, Huntingdon, Farmer. Feb 1 at 1 at Lm

corn Hotel. St Ives, (laches, Peterborough

Bomlen, Joseph. Bedminster, Somerset, Greengrocer. Jan 31 at 2 at offices of Johnson and Co, Archhouse chambers, John st,


Bowlby, Joseph, Beadlam, York, Farmer. Feb 4 at 2 at Court house,

Helmsley. Pearson Bmdshaw, Isaac, Eynesbury, Huntingdon, Farmer. Feb 2 at 2 at

offices of Wade-Gery, St Neots Bramall, John Charles, Woodley; Cheshire, Coal Merchant. Feb 1

at 11 at offices of Brown and Amsworth, St Petersgate, Stockport Broadhurst, Eliza Williams. Leamington, Warwick, Fishmonger.

Jan 28 at 12 at offices of Overell and Son, Warwick st, Leamington Brookes, William, Burslem, Stafford, Kiln Builder, Jan 28 at 11 at

Queen's chambers, Liverpool rd, Burslem. Julian Brown, Frederick William, Preston, Lancashire, Stonemason. Feb

1 at 3 at the County Court Office, Winckley st, Preston. Edelston,


Brumby, William Henry Walter, Bath, Bicycle Agent. Jan 29 at 11 at the Christspher Hotel, Bath Bartrum and Bartlett, Bath

Burleigh, Alfred, Little Chesterford, Essex, Farmer. Feb 3 at 11 at at offices of Ellison and Co, Alexandra st, Petty Cury

Bush, John, Salisbury st, Hoxton, Marble Mason. Jan 27 at 3 at offices of Cooper, Southampton buildings, Chancery lane

Carter, Richard Parkes, Clay Cross, Derby, Grocer. Jan 28 at 3 at offices of Higginbottom and Co, Irongate, Chesterfield

Caves, Joseph, Bourke rd, Wood Green, Wheelwright. Jan 29 at 11 at offices of Hicks, Sardinia st, Lincoln's inn fields

Chaffer, Charles, Taunton, Somerset, Cabinet Maker. Jan 31 at 11 at offices of Reed and Cook, Paul st, Taunton

Challis, Charles William, Marshall st, Golden sq, Licensed Victualler. Feb 8 at 2 at the Guildhall Tavern, Grcsham st. Neave, Cheapside

Clark, Christopher, Chorltoii-upon-Medloek, Manchester, Restaurant Keeper. Jan 31 at 3 at offices of Blakewav, Deansgate, Manchester

Clarke, Samuel William, Astcotc, Pattishall, Northampton, Beerseller. Jan 28 at 11 at offices of Bccke, Derngate, Northampton

Cic-mans, Thomas, Bellenden rd, Peckham, Cheesemonger. Jan 26 at 1 at offices of Rae, Mincing lane

Conning, William, Gt Edston, York, Farmer. Feb 2 at 2 at offices of Harrison, Kirby Moorside

Cox, George, Kingsteynton, Devon, Grocer. Feb 1 at 3.30 at offices of Creed, Coortenay st, Newton Abbott

Croom, Benjamin, Hazlehury Bryan, Dorset, Farmer. Feb -4 at 2 at the Swan Hotel, Sturminster Newton. Andrews and Co, Dorchester

Cunningham, Thomns, Manchester, Confectioner. Jan 31 at 3 at the

Star Hotel, Manchester. Sampson, Manchester Davie*, John William, Carmarthen, Licensed Victualler. Feb 3 at

10.5 at offices of Morris, Red st, Carmarthen Eirte, William, Northleacb, Gloucester, Builder. Feb 3 at 12 at

-rtfW-H of Clark, Regent st, Cheltenham 7. Iwr.nta, Alfred, Mark Edwards, and Thomas Edwards, Tamworth,

Warwick, Grocers. Jan 31 at 11 at the Queen's Hotel, Birmingham. Argyle and Sons, Tamworth E*eourt, Henry, Salford, Lancaster, Surgeon. Feb 9 at 3 at offices

of Farrington and Crofton, Mosley st, Manchester Faulkes, Thomas, Monsell st, Finsbury park, Shop Fitter. Feb 1 at

3 at 59, Lincoln's inn fields. Cooper, Chancery lane F:e ding, Mary, Chesterfield, Derby, out of business. Jan 31 at 3 at

offices of Stanton, New sq, Chesterfield Firth, Samuel, Bradford, York, Licensed Victualler. Feb 1 at 11 at

oifice* of Berry and Robinson, Charles st, Bradford Fisher, Joseph, Whitehaven, Cumberland, Joiner. Jan 31 at 11 at

•-face* of Brown, Scotch st, Whitehaven Fitch, George Frederick, Cambridge rd, Milo End, Grocer. |Feb

1*> at 2 at Beck, East India avenue, Leadenhall st Flint, George, Great Berkhamstead, Hertford, Builder. Feb 2 at

11 JO at offices of Bullock and Penny, Great Berkhamsted Fm~*. Charles John, Baker st, Portman sq, Dressmaker. Jan 26

at \2 at offices of Morris, Mitre ct, Temple Franks, Alfred, Lidsing, nr Chatham, out of business. Jan 2\ at 3

the Mitre Hotel, Chatham. Cooper, Chancery lane Gardiner, Charles, Burdett buildings. Hackney rd, Carriers* Agent.

Feb 5 at 12 at offices of Morphett, King st, Cneapside. Terry,

Km? st, Cheapsido Gibber.*, John, Audcnshaw, Lancashire, Joiner. Jan 31 at 3 at

offices of Coates, Old st, Ashton-under-Lync Grsrrjiam, Richard, Idle, York, Licensed Victualler. Jon 28 at 11

at offices of Peel and Co, Chapel lane, Bradford Green, Will mm Nathan, Pnrston Jaglin, nr Pontetract, out of busing*. Jan 28 at 11 at offices of Lake and Lake, Southgate, Wakefield

GnSiih**, Thomas, Aberavon, Glamorgan, Builder. Jan 27 at 11 at

of Davies, Alma place, Neath F^mmuDd, James, Highway Supply Stores, Enfield, Grocer. Jan

31 at 2 at offices of Morphett, King st, Cheapside. Terry. King

st, Cheapside

E*.-TL«.n, George, New Oscott, Warwick, Provision Dealer. Feb 3

M 3 at offices of Beaton and Adcock, Waterloo st, Birmingham HtSSard, John, Oldbury, Licensed Victualler. Jan 31 at 1 at

clf.eos of Forrest, Church st, Oldbury Ho *> II. Charles, Derrick st, Rotherhithe, Ship Chandler. Jan 27

at 2 at Cannon st Hotel. Pook and Son, Walbrook I'- rupsatl, John, Egmonton, Notts, Farmer. Jan 31 at2at Newcastle

Anns Inn, Tuxford. Bescoby, East Retford Hizhman, WiUiam Robert Wade, and Frederick William Highman, Bristol, Colonial Brokers. Jau 31 at 12.30 at offices of Collins, Bread st, Bristol Clifton and Carter, Bristol Hnllick, William, Wolverhampton, Bootmaker. Jan 29 at 11 at office

ct Budland, Queen st, Wolverhumptn H .rn-by, Philip, Grantham, Lincoln, Dealer in Horses. Fob 2 at 12

To. offices of Malim, Westgate, Grantham K--.4igb, Jane, Newington Butts, Bedding Manufacturer. Jan 27 at 12 at Mason's Hall Tavern, Mason's avenue. Basinghall st. 1, Kastchcap

Ksy, Bury, Corn Miller. Feb 2 at 3 at Derby Hotel, Bury.

Hughes, William Walter, St Mary's rd, Peckham. Manager of Public Company. Feb 3 at 2 at olliccs of Hogan and Hughes, St Martin's


Jackson, George, Burslem, Stafford, Newsagent. Jan 26 at 11 at

offices of Bennett, Piccadilly bldgs, Hanley James, Benjamin, Newport, Monmouth, Grocer. Jan 31 at 12 at

offices of Dauncey, Albion chrubra, Newport. Jameson, John, Blackburn, Lancaster, Merchant Tailor. Feb 1 at

11 at the Wellington Hotel, Nicholas Croft, Manchester. Need

hatn, Blackburn

Jenkins, William Edward, Narbcrth, Pembroke, Baker. Jan 31 at 2 at offices of Lascelles, Narbcrth

JenningH, Samuel, Docking, Norfolk, Butcher. Feb 1 at3 at office* of Cates and Bates, Swan st, Fnkenham

Johnson, Harry, Ragle tcr, Edmonton, Cheesemonger. Jan 28 at 12 at offices of Wolferstan and Co, Ironmoner lane

Kceler, Alfred David, Folkestone, Kent, Builder. Feb 2 at 12 at King's Anns Inn, Folkestone. Collard, Canterbury

Kennedy, Francis Augustine, Lady wood, Birmingham, Outdoor Beer Retailer. Jan 28 at 3 at offices of Fallows, Cherry st, Birmingham

Kirkham, Thomas, Runcorn, Chester, Chemical number. Jan 28 at

at 2 at offices of Day and Lake, Bridge st, Runcorn Kitton, Frederic, Norwich, Tobacconist. Fob 1 at 2 at offices of Bal

dey, Tolls ct, Briggs st, Norwich Knight, Francis George, Ball's Pond road, Grocer. Jan 28 at 3 at

offices of Greening and Co, King st. Cheapside. Swaine, King st,


Leake, Edward Lofthouse, Hotham, North Carr, North Cave, York, Farmer, Jan 31 at 2.30 at offices of Pickering, Parliament st, King. ston-upon-Hnll. Leake and Co.

Leake, J raucis, Hotham, York, Farmer. Jan 31 at 1 at offices of Pickering, Parliamentst, Kingston upon Hull

Lewis, Abraham, Newcastle upon Tyne, Commission Agent. Jan 28 at 2 at offices of Moody, Clayton st West, Newcastle-uponTyne

Lobb, Henry John, Everton, Liverpool, Boot and Shoe Maker. Feb t at 3 at offices of Lowe, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool

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Miller, Thomas Barker, Bishop Stortford, Hertford, Wine Merchant. Feb 7 at 2 at offices of Link'uter and Co, Walbrook

Owen, William Griffith, and Emily Nicholls, Carnarvon, Enamelled Slate Manufacturers. Jan 28 at 1 at the Sportsman Hotel, Carnarvon

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Rumpstead, George, Great Grimsby, Ale Merchant. Feb 3 at 3 at offices of Mason, Victoria st South, Great Grimsby

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Stirke, Henry, Montpclier rd, Peckham, Solicitor. Feb 10 at 3 at

offices of Christmas, Walbrook Summers, James, Bishop's Stortford, Hertford, of no occupation*

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a natural feeling of regret at the abolition of venerable institutions. It is to be observed that very little attempt seems to have been made to present the arguments in favour of the proposed change, and (although the reason is not far to seek) it is to be deplored that so few of the men in the first rank of the profession expressed any opinion on the subject.

The Solicitors' Eemuneration Bill has been re-introduced by Lord Cairns with very slight alterations. Indeed, except in the clause relating to agreements between solicitor and client, the changes are merely verbal. With regard to such agreements it is now, in the first place, made clear that the provision is to apply whether there is or is not any general order in operation under the Act, and that the agreement may be made, not only before or after the transaction of business by the solicitor for the client, but in the course of the transaction of such busiuess. It is also provided that the agreement is not only to be in writing, but " signed by the person to be bouud thereby or by his agent in that behalf." This provision (which, if the decisiou of Jessel, M.E., in Pooley v. Driver, 25 W. E. 162, L. E. 5 Cb. D. 458, that a "contract in writing" means a "signed contract in writing" be correct, is unnecessary) seems to be modelled on the language of the Statute of Frauds with reference to signature by the "person to be charged "; and we suppose " tho person to be bouud thereby " must n~>an the person against whom the agreement is to be set _p ; but we do not see why all questions on this point should not have been shut out by providing that the agreement shall be signed by both parties to it. The provisions of last year's Bill, that the agreement between the parties as to the form and amount of remuneration should " exclude all further claim of the solicitor in respect of any services or disbursements to which tf.he agreement relates," and that the agreement should be binding on the parties thereto and their personal representatives; and also the saving for the interests of third parties, are omitted.

There Appears to be some foundation for the rumour that one of the duties of the committee recently appointed to assist the rule-makers, will be to consider whether pleadings can be abolished, at least as regards certain classes of cases, with a view to reducing the cost of litigation. There are, of course, many actions, especially in the common law divisions, where the issui to be tried may be sufficiently raised by the indorsement on the writ, but it must be borne in mind that in framing a rule to abolish pleadings, even in these simple oases, the antagonist to be met is the defendant who will take every advantage for the purposes of delay, and the unscrupulous practitioner who does not hesitate to run up costs. In a hostile case (and for such cases principally legislation is needed) the fact of the parties coming into court not knowing what issue they are about to try, and neither of them being limited as to what issues they may raise in the course of the hearing, is likely to cause expense, inconvenience, and confusion. And in saying this we are only expressing the view of those who are best able to judge, as to the matter. In a case of Salmon v. Gorman, heard before the Master of the Eolls on Monday last, that learned judge said, "Frequently I allow a case to be tried when the issues are stated [by counsel], but had I known the nature of this case I should not have agreed to its being brought on ae it has been. The counsel for

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