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_ This was an application on behalf of the trustee under the liquidation of Caroline Simons and Victor Simons for a declaration that a deed of assignment, dated the 3rd of August, 1880, by which the debtors assigned to Alfred G. Allan! and Fanny Nordon their book-debt*, was void as against the trustee.

The debtors, who were tailors and outfitter?, presented a petition for liquidation on the 14th of January last, and at the first meeting the creditors passed a resolution for liquidation by arrangement, and appointed Mr. J. F. Lovenng trustee.

On the 28th of April, 1880, resolutions were passed by the creditors under the 28th section of the Bankruptcy Act, 1869, which provided {inter alia) that the trustee should be authorized to accept an offer made to him on behalf of the debtors to pay to each of their creditors a composition of 7s. in the pound on tbeir debts, payable by four instalments of Is. 9d. each in three, sis, nine, and twelve months respectively from the 23rd of February; the whole to be secured by the promissory notes of the debtors, and the turn of £150 part of the fourth instalment, to be secured by the promissory notes of Mr. Alfred G. Allard. Victor Simons agreed to pay all costs, and the debtors undertook to provide the trustee with funds to satisfy any claim for rent and other preferential payments of the composition; and Victor Simons further agreed to pay to the trustee the sum of £30 weekly from the 23rd of February, 1880, until he should have paid to him a sum sufficient to satisfy the amount of the composition, and all costs, expenses, and preferential claims.

The resolutions further provided that on the failure to pay any one of such weekly payments for the period of ten days, tin trustee should be at liberty to take possession of the assets and stock-in-trade; and they provided for the discharge of the debtors, and each of them, on the certificate of the trnstee that V. Simons had, by weekly payments or otherwise, paid to him a sum sufficient to satisfy the composition and costs.

The first instalment of the composition was duly paid, bat the subsequent payments were very irregularly made, and the trustee stated that at present the sum of £24 18s. 3d. only was in hand towards the second instalment. On the 9th of August Victor Simons had paid to the trustee the sum of £145 only since the payment of the second instalment, instead of £350 actually due, and on that day he took possession of the property of the debtors. He then found that by deed dated the 3rd of August, 1880, the debtors had assigned to A. G. Allard and Fanny Nordon all book-debts owiDg to them on account of their trade and business.

The deed recited that the debtors were indebted to A. G. Allard in the sum of £70, and to Fanny Nordon in the sum of £75, and that Allard was liable for the sum of £150. Allard in his affidavit stated that he had lent the £70 to the debtors lo carry on their business, and £30 of the money went towards payment of the first instalment of the composition. Fanny Nordon had also lent £75 to the debtor*, subsequently to the 16th of March last, to assist them in their business.

H. Reed, in support of the application, cited Ex parte Cooper, Re Green, (39 L. T. N. S. 260), where Bacon, C.J., held that the mere fact that the trustee had not taken the possession of the debtor's property for two months after the date of his appointment, but had allowed the debtor to continue trading as before, would not be sufficient to destroy his right to the property, notwithstanding that it has been sold by the debtor to a bond fide purchaser in the meantime.

F. C. Willis, for Allard and Nordon,—At the request of the debtors Allard agreed to become a surety for them to the extent of £150, and he bad given a promissory note for the money. This case was distinguishable from Ex parte Cooper, because the trusteo had allowed the debtors to continue tbeir business, and the respondents advanced the £145 to enable them to do so. It would be inequitable that the creditors should have the benefit of the money and the debts too.

Reed, in reply, cited Trourjhton v. Gidley (Amb. 630).

Mr. Registrar Pepts said he was clearly of opinion that the deei should be set aside. The respondents had notice of the bankruptcy and of the resolutions, and they knew perfectly well that the property was vested in the trustee, and that the debtors had not obtained their discharge.

Application granted.

Solicitors for the trustee, Phelps, Sedgwick, <£• Co.
Solicitor for the resjondents, Christmas.

MARLBOROUGH STREET POLICE COURT.

A summons was taken out by a journeyman painter and bouse decorator against Mr. W. Pontis, a house decorator, of Euston-road. The case was before the magistrate on two separate occasions, and although the sum olaimed was small, only £1 14s., it was understood to be a test case, and involved an important principle to workmen in several of the large industries.

Edward Lewis appeared for the complainant.

Kemp (barrister) for the defendant.

Oot. 30.—Mr. Mansfield said the question was whether a workman who was sent by his employer to work in the oountry was entitled to work overtime, and bo paid for so doing as of right. The question narrowed itself down to a point of law—namely, whether a custom had been established in favour of the complainant's olaim. To establish a oustom, certainty and universality were necessary. In his opinion no suoh oustom had been established sufficient in point of law. It appeared that the gentleman for whom the work was done objected to the men working overtime; and he (Mr. Mansfield) regarded the employer as a middle man between the customer on the one hand and the workmen on the other, and as it was clear Mr. Pontis could not have charged his customer with the overtime, and the men could not look to Mr. Pontis as their employer for it, he therefore dismissed the summons ; but, as he considered, it a very fair question to have been discussed, he should not give any costs against the defendant.

Lewis said his client recognized the great attention paid by the magistrate to the case, but inasmuch as the point involved was of the greatest possible interest to thousands of men engaged in various industries of the country, they would deBire to have the opinion of a superior court upon the case. He therefore asked to have an appeal.

Mr. Mansfield asked whether the proper course would not be to ask him to state a case for the opinion of the court.

Lewis said that under the Employers' and Workmen's Act the magistrate was sitting as a court of civil jurisdiction, and the Act conferred upon him all the powers of a county court ju ige. If the case had been tried in a county court, the amount claimed being under £20, the leave of the j udge to appeal would be necessary, and he submitted that the same state of facts applied in that court.

Mr. Mansfield doubted whether the proper course was not to ask for a case, which he was quite prepared to grant if asked to do so.

Ultimately the summonses were adjourned for a fortnight to enable Mr. Lewis to consider what course he would pursue.

Nov. 13.—It was announced that no appeal would be brought.

Lord Justice Bramwell, in the course of the assizes, drew attention to a fact which has more than once been observed upon, that certain cases which might have been tried at quarter sessions had been sent for trial at the assizes. His lordship said that clerks of the peace should know that the gaol delivery at these assizes did not include prisoners who had been committed for crimes which came within the jurisdiction of the quarter sessions.

In Lenoir v. Ritchie, says an American journal, the Supreme Court of Canada—the highest tribunal in the Dominion—deoided that the governments of the different provinces had not the power to appoint Queen's Counsel. The decision was rendered in suoh a way as to leave the question still involved in considerable doubt, and although some leading barristers whose commissions as Queen's Counsel were derived from provincial governments doffed their silk gowns and again put on the stuff, there were many eminent lawyers who persisted in maintaining the validity of the provincial appointments. Matters have been in this state for some time, but at last the Government of the Dominion has passed an Order in Council, nominating a number of Queen's Counsel. Most of these had already acquired the title from provincial authority, but it is considered that the effect of the order will be to settle the vexed question once for all.

SOCIETIES.

SOLICITORS' BEXEVOLENT ASSOCIATION.

The usual monthly meeting of the board of directors of this association was held at the Law Institution, Chancerylane, on Wednesday, November 10, the following directors being present: Messrs. Asker (of Norwich), Brook, Hedger, Keen, Pennington, Pidcock (of "Woolwich), Riokxoan, Roscoe, Smith, Veley (of Chelmsford), Walters, and Woolbert: Mr. Eiffe (secretary). A som of £450 was distributed in grants of relief among necessitous members of the profession and their families; thirteen solicitors were admitted members of the association; Mr. John Lewis (of Vreihsm) was elected chairman of the board for the current year, and Mr. PhiliplRickman, deputy-chairman ; and other was transacted.

LIVERPOOL INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY.

The report of this society refers, among other subjects, -to the following:—

Citil Assize Arrangements for Lancashire.—The 00mmittee have not relaxed their endeavours to obtain for Liverpool increased facilities for the trial of civil causes. In November last a letter was addressed by this committee, jointly with the Manchester Law Association, to Lord Beaconsfield, reiterating the complaints and arguments which have so frequently been brought under the notice of different members of the Government. Lord Beaconsfield replied that (when more time had been given to observe the effects of the recent legislation) in case it should still be found that the present staff of judges was inadequate, steps wonld be taken by her Majesty's Government to provide a sufficient number of judges to do the work of the assizes in the manner suggested by the committee. Having regard to the change of Government in the spring, -.he committee found it impossible to press this matter during the short and busy session of Parliament which followed. With the view, however, of bringing it forward during the ensuing session they have prepared a pamphlet reviewing the whole question. Sir Henry James' speech to the House of Commons delivered on the 21at of March, 1879, with the debate that ensued, and also the leading article on this subject which appeared in the Timej of the following day have been added as appendices. Your committee believe the suggestion made by Sir Henry James of having one of the judges of the High Court constantly sitting in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, and one of the Midland towns to be the best solution yet proposed of the question, and they recommend a perusal cf his speech and the figures adduced by him in support of it to careful consideration. The pamphlet has been circulated among chambers of commerce and the law societies of tho ccuntry. A copy was also transmitted to the present Lord Chancellor, with a letter from the president of the society, asking his lordship to receive a deputation from this society and the Manchester Law Association. The pamphlet, with a letter from the president, has also been Bent to the Home Secretary, the Attorney and the Solicitor General. A copy of the Lord Chancellor's reply is set out in the appendix.

[The following is tho reply:—"The Lord Chancellor will give bis careful attention to the views expressed in your communication, and will he glad to receive any further expression of the opinion which the Incorporated Law society of Liverpool may think it desirable to place before him on the wide.subject of the administration of the civil business of the country ; but whilst, in tho meanwhile, tbe Lord Chancellor does not contemplate interfering with existing arrangements at Liverpool, his lordship does sot think it necessary to trouble a deputation to attend before him to express what he is prepared to consider attentively, if made in writing."]

The committee have great hopes that inasmuch as several members of the Judicature Commission, which recommended many of the changes and advantages for which the committee are contending, are now in office, and have as col'eagQes other gentlemen who in Opposition advocated similar proposals, the long-deferred right of the populous districts England to better judicial administrate will be at length acknowledged.

Appeals from Magistrate*' Decisions.—The attention of the committee was directed to the fact that on appeals from the Liverpool magistrates' decisions the bench were represented by their clerk, who is not a solicitor; the town clerk, on the invitation of the committee, conferred with them on the matter, and ultimately the bench arranged that in future appeals the magistrates should be represented by the town clerk.

Poundage and other Fees in Admiralty and other Divisions of the Sigh Court.—The committee have given much consideration to the unequal incidence of some of the fees charged in the Admiralty Division, which are at different rates, or do not exist in the other divisions of the High Court. In admiralty a fee of ten shillings is paid for each witness examined, and poundage at the rate of ten shillings per cent, is deducted from all moneys paid out of court. No such fees are found in any other division; in actions for limitation of liability by shipowners, where the amounts paid into court are very large, the poundage is very oppressive upon the suitor, and would not be payable if the suit were brought in the Chancery Division. Again, there is the charge of £3 10s. per cent, for taxation of oosts on the higher scale, which operates unfairly against suitors in the Admiralty Division on acoount of the large fees to counsel, and payments to be made arising from the detention of witnesses ashore. At the same time the committee considered the case of Armitage v.Elsworthy (weekly Reporter, July 13, 1879, confirmed on appeal by Lords Justices, November 5, 1879), in which a suitor in the Chancery Division paid £C98 6s. on taking the accounts in an administration suit instead of ill as heretofore. The committee were of opinion that the subject was eminently one for the Law Society of the United Kingdom, and the matter was therefore brought before the council of that society, who addressed a very able and argumentative letter on the subject of the fees in admiralty to Sir James HanneD. Sir Robert Phillimore was also communicated with.

The reply was not considered by the council altogether satisfactory, and it was referred back to the special committee.

The committee are waiting to hear the result of the special committee's deliberations.

District Probate Registrars acting Professionally in Private Business.—In the early part of the year the secretary of the Law Society of the United Kingdom submitted the report of the special committee of that Society on the subject of district probate registrars acting professionally in private business and seeking tbe views of this society on the desirability of the continuance of the present practice.

The committee replied that they considered it was desirable that steps shonld be taken to prevent district registrars who are not solicitors from practising at all in probate business, and to prevent registrars who are solicitors from practising in probate cases in their own district in any but common form business.

The committee were of the opinion that the practice of distriot probate registrars undertaking the common form business in their own registries is a great convenience to non-resident praotitioners, and that it is desirable to retain this practice provided that the registrar be a solicitor.

The committee sent a deputation to tbe meeting of the Associated Provincial Law Societies, held in London, on May 6, 1880, at which this and other subjects of great importance to the profession were disenssed. The above resolution of the committee was in effeot confirmed, but the meeting added that the district registrars should receive and return papers, and settle forms sent to them by post, free of all charge.

On the motion of Mr. Lowndes, one of the deputation from this society, it was unanimously resolved that these resolutions be communicated to Sir James Hannen, and that he be asked whether any objection existed to the application of this rule to the principal registry.

The committee are strongly of opionion that this facility should be accorded to country solicitor?, and can see no reason why the practice which obtains in the provinces should not with equal advantage be applied to London.

London Agents' Charges and Remuneration.—This question, which is of deep interest to solicitors practising in tho country, has been under the careful consideration of the sommittee. Complaints are frequently made that London agents charge in their bills for work which is done in thu country ; and moreover, that while this is the custom in some offices it does Dot obtain in others. From inquiry made by the committee no fixed statement or tariff of charges appears to exist. The committee consider that it would be more satisfactory to all parties if a fixed uniform scale of agency charges and terms could be arrived at and universally adopted, and they have reason to believe that the London practitioners themselves as earnestly desire a revision of their present costs. The movement should, however, be as com

£rehensive as possible, and should not be applicable solely to iverpool.

The whole subject is receiving the attention of the oommittee, and as soon as definite proposals are arrived at the Associated Provincial Law Societies will be asked to consider the matter.

Unqualified Practitioners.—The committee have taken into consideration the practice which is gaining ground in Liverpool of unqualified practitioners representing themselves or acting ns solicitors. It is advisable in the interest of the public that this should be at once put a stop to, and a case has accordingly been laid before counsel to advise on the best course to adopt to effect this end, and generally on the matter.

Summonses for Discovery, District Registries, Chancery Division.—The committee, through their president, have been in correspondence with the Lord Chancellor on the subject of the delay in drawing up and obtaining orders for summary discovery, and for taking accounts in the Chanoery Division of the High Court when any point has to be referred to the judge. It is desirable that the practice which obtains in like instances in the Admiralty Division, where the judge forwards a minute of the order to the registrar and the order is forthwith drawn up, should be extended to the other divisions. The president has addrossed the Lord Chancellor with a view to this reform.

High Court of Justice.Order for Reference.—At the request of Mr. Bradley, the associate for the Northern Circuit, the committee have given careful consideration to a draft order of reference submitted by him for their approval. It has been thought more expeditious and convenient that in referring causes, either to an officer of the court or to any other party, a form of order to refer should be at band in which it would be necessary simply to supply blanks. The draft was finally settled and approved and has in many cases been adopted.

LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL.

LAW STUDENTS' DEBATING SOCLETY.

The weekly meeting of this society was held at the Law Institution on Tuesday last, Mr. Kirk in the chair. The following question was thesubject for discussion : "A. is induced by fraud to purchase a portion of X. 'a business and to enter into partnership with him. X. is at the time insolvent, and shortly after the commencement of the partnership files a petition for liquidation. A. obtains a judgment for rescission of the agreement and dissolution of the partnership, and then claims to be entitled, after satisfying the partnership liabilities, to a lien upon the whole partnership assets as against X.'s trustee under the liquidation. Is A. so entitled f" Mr. Spiers opened the question iu the affirmative, and was followed by Mr. E. Todd in the negative. The following members also addressed the society : Mr. Carter, and Mr. Evans, in the negative, and Mr. Wright, Mr. Neale, and Mr. Barry, in the affirmative. Mr. Spiers replied, and on the question being put to the meeting, was decided in the affirmative by a majority of five, the votes being nine to four.

UNITED LAW_STUDENTS' SOCIETY.

The usual weekly meeting of this society was held on the 17th inst. at Clement'6-inn, Mr. Jackson iu the chair. The motion on tho paper, "That the question of the property held by various corporations in trust for specific charities requires an immediate and searching investigation," was brought forward by Mr. Maclaren, who was supported by Messrs. Foy, Ashton Cross, Owen, Kittle, and opposed by Messrs. Collyer, Barren, and Donner. Mr. Maclaren replied, and upon a division, the motion was carried by a mnjority of forty-eight votes.

MANCHESTER LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY.

The third meeting of this society for the present session was held on Tuesday evening, the 16th inst., in the Law Library, Cross-street, when the chair was in the first instance taken by L. Stocks, Esq., solicitor. It was resolved that lectures by members of the legal profession in Manchester should be, if possible, arranged lor alternate Tuesdays during the present winter, and the usual routine business being discharged, the chair was taken by A. llopkinson, Esq., M.A., B.C.L., barrister-at-law. The question for debate was as follows :—" By a settlement dated June 19, 1878, A. grants land to B. in fee to the use of C. for life,, remainder to th6 use of the first and other sons of D. (a bachelor) in tail, ultimate remainder to E. in fee. C. dies, leaving D., who is still a bachelor, him surviving. Is A., the settlor, entitled until D. has a son or dies without having had male issue?" (40 & 41 Vict. c. 33). Mr. Rycroft opened in the affirmative, and was followed by Messrs. Rayner, Sparrow, Hislop, Lowndes, and Hardman, whilst MeBsrs. Innes, Peacock, Butcher, and Winser supported the negative contention. Mr. Rycroft having replied, and tho learned chairman having summed up in an able manner, tho question was decided in favour of the affirmative by twentyvotes to seven for the negative. The thanks of the society to the chairman concluded the proceedings of the evening.

CALLS TO THE BAR.

The undermentioned gentlemen were on Wednesday called to the degree of barrister-at-law by the Honourable Society of Lincoln's-inn :—Arthur Henry Gossett, MA., Oxford, Fellow of New College ; Martin Charles Sharp, M.A., Oxford; Alfred John Simpson, B.A., Oxford; George Earlo Buckle, M.A., Oxford, Fellow of All Souls College ; Robert Forsyth Scott, M.A., Cambridge, Fellow of St. John's College ; James Parker Smyth, M.A., Cambridge, Fellow of Trinity College; Samuel Henry Leonard (Studentship in Jurisprudence and Roman Civil Law, C.L.E, Trinity Term, 1878; Lincoln's-inn Scholarship in Common Law, 1S79), B.C.L. and M.A., Oxford, a Tancred Law Student; Frank Alexander Milne, M.A., Oxford; Louis Edward Raphael, B.A., Cambridge; George James Suckling, George BurgessLancaster Woodburne, B.A., Oxford; George Abbott Streeten ;William Henry Denys Aston-Lewis, M. A., Oxford; William Dunn Gainsford, University of London; and Joseph Renner Maxwell, BA., Oxford, Esqs. At the Inner Teraplethe following gentlemen were called to the bar: —Edwyn Francis Scudamore Stanhope, Oxford; Klaas Fritzes de Vries; Galfrid Henry James Tayleur, LL.B., Cambridge; Frederick Gage Heygate, B.A., Cambridge; Thomas Keay Tapling, B.A., LL.B., Cambridge ; Benjamin James Leverson, B.A., LL.B., Cambridge ; John Philip Monster, London; Jiju Sanjo ; Thomas Arnold Christian Hampson, B.A., Oxford ; Henry Gordon Mackenzie, B.A., Oxford; Sydney Henry Shadbolt; John Mainwaring Brown, M.A., M.L., Cambridge; Reginald Jones, Cambridge; Charles Read Seymour, B.A., Oxford j Arthur Havelock East, B.A., LL.B., Cambridge; Robert Murray Lawes, F.E.G.S.; Herbert Picton Morris, B.A., LL.B. ; Francis Lowrey, B.A., Oxford; Frank Joseph. Fisher ; Henry Archibald Forman, B.A., Oxford; Frederick. John Lewis, B.A., Cambridge; Arthur Joseph Coppinger, London; Arthur Pierre Poley, B.A., Oxford; Edward William Hansell, B.A., Oxford; Arthur Horatio Todd, B.A., Oxford; Charles Lionel Sandars; John Henry Peartrei-, B.A., London; Charles Harington Scafe; Henry Conway Belfield, B.A., Oxford; Edward Balcombe Brown, B.A., Oxford ; Sidney Adolphus Boyd, B.A., Oxford; and Francis Hamilton Mellor, B.A., Cambridge, Esqs. At the Middle Temple the following gentlemen were call td to the bar:—John Watson Loxdale, B.A., Trinity Hall, Cambridge ; Samuel Waller Cearns, Hertford College, Oxford ; Francis Leicester Butler, B.A., St. John's College, Oxford; Alexander McMicking, B.A., Trinity College, Cambridge; Edward Armfield Marrow, B.A., LL.M., Trinity Hall, Cambridge; Thomas Dale Hart, B.A., LL.B, Downing College, Cambridge, and Whewell Scholar in International Law ; Ulrio Charlton ; Herbert William Trent-hard, B.A., University of London ; William James Waugh; Ramsay Douglas Broadfoot, First Class Common Law Scholnr; and Willie Grant,. University of Madras, LL.B., Esqs.

LEGAL APPOINTMENTS.

Mr. William Coxvtell, solicitor and notary, of Southampton, Lyndbnrst, and Lymington, has been elected Coroner for the Borough of [Southampton, in succession to his father, the late Mr. Edward Coxwell. Mr. W. Coxwell had acted for several years as deputy-coroner. He was admitted a solicitor in 1870, and is also clerk to the New Forest Board of Guardians, Assessment Committee,and Rural Sanitary Authority, and perpetual registrar for the New Forest District.

Mr. William Hickman, solicitor, of Southampton, has been elected an Alderman for that borough. Mr. Hickman wis admitted a solicitor in 1854, and is in partnership with hit son, Mr. William John Hickman. He is solicitor to the .Southampton Harbour Board, and a magistrate for tie borough.

Mr. Francis ArrriirR Johns, solicitor, of Ringwood, Wimborne, and Bournemouth, has been appointed Registrar of the Fordingbridge County Court (Circuit No. 55), on the resignation of his partner, Mr. Edward Gordon Cox, who U one of the coroners for Hampshire. Mr, Johns was admitted a solicitor in 1363.

Mr. John- Henry Jones, solicitor, and notary, of Gloucester, has been appointed Under-sheriff of that city for the ensuing year. Mr. Jones was admitted a solicitor in 1874, and is in partnership with Mr. Francis William Jones, the clerk of the peace for the city.

Mr. W. K. A. Kime, of 49, Bedtord-row, has been appointed a Commissioner for taking Acknowledgments of Deeds Affidavits, &c, for the States of New York, California, Maine, Ohio, Rhode Island, Providence Plantations, and Tennessee, and for the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania and Massachusetts; also a Commissioner for the Court of the Stannaries of Cornwall and Devon.

Mr. William Godfrey Newman, solicitor, of Southampton, has been appointed Under-Sheriff of the Town and Conntv of the Town of Southampton for the ensuing year. Mr. Newman was admitted a solicitor in 1872.

Mr. John Buckley Norris, solicitor, of Eocleshall and Stone, has been elected Clerk to the Stone Board of Guardians, Assessment Committee, and Rural Sanitary ActboritT, and Superintendent Registrar, in succession to Mr. William Tym Middleton, deceased. Mr. Norris is an M.A. of Jesus College, Cambridge. He was admitted a solicitor in 1876, and is clerk to the county magistrates at Stone.

Mr. Henry Edward Roiiins, solicitor (of the firm of Bradby, Robins, & Son), of Gresham House, Old Broadstrset, and Southampton, has been elected Clerk of the Peace for the Borough of Southampton, in succession to Mr. Edward Coxwell, deceased. Mr. Robins was admitted a solicitor in 1873.

Mr. Josei'h Aynsley Davidson Shipley, solicitor (of the firm of Hoyle, Shipley, & Hoyle), of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, has been appointed Under-Sheriff of the Town and County of the Town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne for the ensuing year. Mr. Shipley was admitted a solicitor in 1362.

Mr. Frederick Oddin Taylor, solicitor, of Norwich, has been appointed Under-Sheriff of that city for the ensuing year. Mr. Taylor was admitted a solicitor in 1872.

Mr. Thomas Taynton, solicitor, of Gloucester, has been elected an Alderman for that city. Mr. Taynton was admitted a solicitor in 1857.

Mr. Morgan Matiiias Thomas, solicitor, of Tenby, has been appointed a Commissioner to administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature.

LAWYER MAYORS. Mr. Jons Buck, solicitor, of Droitwich, has been elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Blick was admitted a solicitor in 1S52, and he is elerk to the county magistrates, and secretary to the Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. George Treschard Canning, solicitor (of the firm of Canning & Kyrke), of Chard, has been elected Mayor of that borough for the fourth time. Mr. Canning is one of

the borough aldermen. He was admitted a solicitor in 1843,. and is also clerk to the Chard Burial Board. His partner, Mr. Arthur Yenables Kyrke, is registrar of the Chard County Court.

Mr. Edward Douglas Godwin, solicitor, of Winchester, has been elected Mayor of that city for the ensuing year. Mr. Godwin was admitted a solicitor in 1865, and is regis* trar of the Winchester County Court, and one of the city aldermen.

Mr. George Deveretjx Harrison, solicitor, of Welshpool, has been elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Harrison was admitted a solicitor in 1871, and is registrar of the Welshpool County Court, and clerk to the county magistrates, to the Poole and Forden Highway Boards, and to the deputy-lieutenants for Montgomeryshire.

Mr. Richard Nicholas Howard, solicitor, of Weymouth and Portland, has been elected Mayor of the Borough of Weymouth for the ensuing year. Mr. Howard was admitted a solicitor in 1855, and is coroner for the Isle of Portland, and clerk to the Portland Local Board.

Mr. Edward Frederick Kelsey, solicitor, of Salisbury and West Lavington, has been elected Mayor of the City of Salisbury for the ensuing year. Mr. Kelsey was admitted a solicitor in 1867. He is steward of the manor of West Lavington, and secretary and solicitor to the Salisbury Gas Company.

Mr. John Leak, solicitor, of Hull, has been elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Leak was admitted a solicitor in 1853. He is secretary and solicitor to the Hull Society for the Protection of Trade, and one of the aldermen for the borough.

Mr. Charles Lucas, solicitor, of Newbury, has been elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Luca8 was admitted a solicitor in 1870.

Mr. Benjamin Marshall, solicitor, of Barnsley, has been re-elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Marshall was admitted a solicitor in 1832, and is in partnership with Mr. James Ownsworth. He is one of the borough aldermen.

Mr. Henry Money Wainwiught, solicitor, of Dudley, has been re-elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Wainwright was admitted a solicitor in 1836.

DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP. William Ley and John Clarke Mould, solicitors, 61,. Carey-street, Lincoln's-inn. Nov. 1.

[Gazette, Nov. 12, 1SS0.]

COMPANIES.

WINDING-UP NOTICES. Joint Stock Comi-anies. Limited In Chancery. Anglo-frencii Brewery Company, Limited.—Petition for winding up, presented Nov 9, directed to bo heard before V.C. Hall on Nov 20. Taylor and Jaquct, South st, Fiusbury, solicitors for tlio petitioner

Wormanton Iron And Steel Company, Limited.—Creditors are required, on or before Doc 20, to send their namcfl and addresses and tho particulars of their debts or claims, to Andrew Mneredie, George st, Sheffield. Jan 8 at 12 is appointed for heuriiig and adjudicating upon the debts and claims

Palatini! Hotel And Restaurant Company, Limited.—Creditors are required, on or before Dec 11, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Thomas Sutton, Cooper st, Manchester. Dec 18 at 12 is apjwiuted for hearing nnd abjudicating upon tho debts and claims

South Dorothea Slate Qu*hky Company, Limited.—Creditors are required, on or before Dec 1, to send their names and addresses and the particulars of their debts or claims, to John Gascnigu Ladbnry, Queen st, Chenpside. Pec 10 at 12is appointed for hearing and adjudicating ujxjn the debts and claims

[Oasette, Nov. 12.J

Brttish Kmpibe Newspaper Company, Limited.— Ry an order made by V.C. Mai ins, dau'd Not 6 it was ordered that the compiuij be wound up, Ltlagden, Fenchurch avenue. Lime st, solicitor for the petitioners

Cm Of St. Petersbubgh New Waterworks Company, Limited.— By an order of V.C. Hall, dated Nov 6, it was ordered that tho company be wound up. Young and Co, St. ilildrcd's ct, Poultry, solicitors for the petitioners

•co-operative Foundry And Builders* Supply And Advance" Association, Liuitrd.—By an order made by V.C. Hall dated Nov 5, it was ordered that the Association bo wound up. Vernon and Co, Moorgate st, solicitor for the Petitioner

Hall Cement And Lihs Works, Limited.—By an order made by tho M.R., dated Nov 8, it was ordered that the Works be wound up. Weed and White, Poultry. Agents for Thorp and Firth, Kingston-npon-Hull, solicitors for the Petitioners

'tjlanrwst Lead Mining Company, Limited,—By an order mado by V.C. Hall, dated Nov 6, it was ordered that the voluntary winding up of the company be continued. Brown, Basinghall st, solicitor for the petitioners

Hosaic Tilk Company/limited.—Petition for winding up, presented Nov 15, directed to be heard before tho M.R., Nov 27. Gush and Phillips, Finsbury circus, solicitors for the petitioner

Oakham Collieries Company, Limited.—Tho M.R. has flxei Nov Nov 20 at 12.30 for the appointment of an official liquidator

Oxford And Cambuidok Toilet Club, Limited.—Creditors are re quired, on or bofore Dec 18, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their claims, to Mr. Williams, King st, Cheapside. Saturday, Jan H, at 11, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims.

SlLKSTOXR AND DODKWORTH COAL AND IRON COMPANY, LIMITED.—

By an order mado by V.C. Malins, dated Nov. 5, it was ordered that the company be wound up. Pritcliard, Engleneld, & Co., Painter's Hall, Little Trinity lane, agents for Grundy, Kershaw, & Co., Manchester, solicitors for the petitioner Vhon Slate Company, Limited.—By an order made by V.C. Malins, dated Nov. 5, it was ordered that tho company bo wound up. Miller and Miller, Sherborne lane, solicitors for tho petitioner.

Wiveliscovbe Slatb Company, Limited.—By an order made by V.C. Hal 1, dated Nov. 6, it was ordered that the company be wound up. Newman, Stretton, & Hilliard, Cornhill, solicitors for the petitioners

William Levett And Comtany, Limited.—Petition for winding up, presented Nov. 12, directed to be heard before V.C. Hall on Nov 20. Blagden, Fenchurch avenue, solicitor for the petitioner.

IGazette, Nov. 10.J

Unlimited In Chancery. <&keat Britain Mutual Life Assurance Society.—Petition for winding up, presented Oct 30, directed to l>e heard before V.C. Hall on Nov 19. Blagden, Fenchurch st, solicitor for the petitioners

IGazette, Nov. 12.] County Palatine Op Lancaster. I.ONGRIDGE Manufacturing Company, Limited.—By an order made by the V. C, dated Nov 9, it was ordered that tho voluntary winding up of the above company be continued. Ascroft, Preston, solicitor for the petitioner

IGazette, Nov. 12.1 Fkiekdly Societies Dissolved.

Friendly Society Of Hale, Childe o'Hale Hotel, Halo, nr Warrington, Lancaster. Nov 10

Wings Of Friendship Benevolent Society, Swan and Helmet Inn, Northampton. Nov 9

\Qazette, Nov 12.]

OBITUARY.

MR. PILFOLD MEDWIN.

Mr. Pilfold Medwin, solicitor (the head of the firm of Medwin, Davis, & Sadler), of Horsham, died a few days ago at the age of eighty-sevon. Mr. Medwin was the son of Mr. Thomas Charles Medwin, solicitor, of Horsham, his mother being a daughter of Mr. Charles Pilfold, of Effingham, Snrrey, and he was born in 1703. He was admitted a solicitor in 1816, and be bad practised for nearly sixtyfour years at Horsham. He was originally in partnership with his father. He afterwards practised for many years alone, but more recently he was associated with Mr. Hammond Davis and with Mr. William Henry Sadler, the clerk to the Horsham Local Board. He was a perpetual commissioner for the connty of Sussex, and he bad a very extensive private practice. He was appointed assistant clerk of the Horsham County Court (Circuit No. 60) on the passing of the first County Courts Aot. A few years later he became registrar of the court, and he held that office until hi.s death. He was also steward of the manors of Horsham, Pulboroogh, Mai port, and Shortsfield, and solicitor to the Horsham and Crawley Building Society. Mr. Medwin was a first cousin of Peroy Byssbe Shelley, with whom in his early life he was on terms of intimacy. He shared in bis cousin's political views, and he had for many years been looked upon as the leader of the Liberal party at Horsham. Although Mr. Medwin was eightyseven years of age, he had the full enjoyment of all his mental faculties. His illness lasted only a few hours, and he was engaged in business on the day preceding bis death.

LORD ORMIDALE.

Mr. Robert Macfarlane, many years a judge of the Court of Session in Scotland under the appellation of Lord Ormidale, died at Hartridge House, Jedburgh, on the 3rd inst., in bis seventy-ninth, year. The deceased was the son of Mr. Pariane Macfarlane. He was born in 1802, and was educated at the University of Edinburgh. He practised for a few years as a writer to the signet at Edinburgh, and in 1838 he was admitted a member of the Faculty of Advocates in Scotland. He enjoyed for many years a good share of practice, and was for a short time an advocate depute. He was sheriff of Renfrewshire from 1853 till 1862, when he was appointed a Lord Ordinary, and assumed the honorary title of Lord Ormidale. In 1874 he became a member of the Second Division of the Inner House. He held that position until within the last few weeks, when he was compelled by the state of his health to retire upon a pension. Lord Ormidale was a deputy-lieutenant of Dumbartonshire. He was married to the daughter of Mr. James Gre ig, of Eocles, Berwickshire.

MR. WILLIAM WALTER KING.

'Mr. William Walter King, solioitor, of Tenterden and Cranbrook, died at the former place about a fortnight ago. Mr. King was the sou of the Rev. Watson King, rector of CroxtOD, Lincolnshire. He was admitted a solicitor in 1876, and waa for some time a olerk in the office of Messrs. Allison, of Louth. Abont three years ago he settled at Tenterden, having succeeded to the practice of Mr. John Scratton, and be had also an office at Cranbrook. Mr. King was vestry olerk of Tenterden parish, and clerk to the governors of Curteis's Charity School. He waa district agent to the Conservative party, and had a large practice in the looal county courts. Daring his Bhort professional career at Tenterden he bad become very popular with all classes in the neighbourhood.

MR. WILLIAM FOSTER.

Mr William Foster, solicitor (of the firm of Wavell, Foster, & Wavell), died at Halifax on the 27th ult. Mr. Foster was admitted a solicitor in 1S49, and had carried on business for over tbitty years at Halifax. Soon after his admission he went into partnership with Mr. Edward Minson Wavell (who was formerly town clerk of the borough), and with Mr. Henry John Philbrick, and more recently Mr. Edward Minson Wavell, jnn., the clerk to the Ovenden Local Hoard, was a member of the firm. He was formerly solicitor to the Halifax, Bradford, and Keighley Insurance Company, and the business of his firm was very extensive. Ho was for several years a member of the Halifax School Board, and he took an active interest in politics, having been for manyyears the principal local agent to the Liberal party. Mr Foster was buried at the Halifax General Cemetery, the mayor and most of the members of Ihc corporation, as well as several of the borough magistrates, being present at the funeral.

MR. FREDERICK HAYNES Maccalmont.

Mr. Frederick Haynes MacCalmont, barrister, died suddenly atRadley's Hotel, Southampton, on the 4th inst., from the effects of an overdose of chloral. Mr. MacCalmont was the son of the Rev. Thomas MacCalmont, vicar of Highfield, Hampshire, and he was cousin to Lord Cairns. He was born in 1846, and was educated at Eton and at Oriel College, Oxford. He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in Easter Term, 1372, and he practised on the Western Circuit, and at the Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton, and Poole Sessions. He had been some years resident at Southampton, and took an active part in local and municipal business. Ho was for several years a member of the Southampton School Board, and of the council of the Hartley Institute, and he was also one of the borough aldermen. Before the last general election he had been selected as one of the Conservative candidates for Southampton, but he retired from the field in consequence of tho death of his brother. Mr. MacCalmont's name was prominently before the public at the time of the Bravo inquest. He was an intimate friend of the deceased, and originated.

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