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Hill, William, Saint George, Gloucester, Beer Retailer. June 9, at Whitaker, Samuel Willey, Bradford, York, Plumber. June 7 at 11 3, at offices of Hobbs, Clare st, Bristol

at office of Rawson and Co, Piccadilly Hindlar. William Currie, Garston, Lancaster, Wholesale Grocer. Whittaker, James, and John Whittaker, Middleton, Lancaster,

June 8. at 3, at the Law Association Rooms, Cook st, Liverpool. Builders. June 9 at 4 at offices of Ascroft, Clegg st, Oldham Oppenheim, St. Helen's

Woitowitsch, Gottlieb, Greenwich, Watchmaker. June 9 at 2 at Hockley. Arthur George, Grove road, Hammersmith, Licensed Guildhall Tavern, Gresham st. Howard and Shelton, Threud.

Victualler. June 8, at 3, at the Masons' Hall Tavern, Masons' needle st avenue, Basinghall st. Ives, Walbrook

Worthington, Arthur Bayley, and William Julius Marshall, Beccles, Horrell. Henry Edward, Cheltenham, Assistant to a Music Seller. Suffolk, Brewers. June 14 at 2 at 41, Coleman st. Webb, Queen June 9, at 11, at the office of Clark, Regent st, Cheltenham

Victoria st Jackson, Francis, and John William Jackson, Kingston-upon-Hull,

TUESDAY, May 31, 1881. Grocers. June 6. at 11, at offices of Stead and Sibree, Bishop lane, Alcock, John, Hulme, nr Longton, Stafford, Butcher. June 10 at 3 Kingston upon Hull

at offices of Hollinshead, Tunstall Jones, Helen Martha, Chester, Draper. June 16, at 3, at offices of Aldridge, Arthur William, Golborne rd, Notting Hill. June 14 at 2 Mawson, Hamilton square, Birkenhed

at offices of Russell and Co, Old Jewry chambers Keeton, Matthew Owen, Nottingham, Tailor. June 9 at 3 at offices

Allison, John, York, Saddler. June 10 åt 11 at cffices of Newton and of Cockayne, Fletcher gate. Nottingham

Co, Lendal, York Kemp, Robert, jun, and George Kemp, Mutford bridge, Suffolk,

Ball, George, Camden villas, Tottenham, Builder. June 13 at 3 at

at offices of Harber, Guildhall chambers, Basinghall st. Holmes, Boat Builders. June 9 at 3 at Gt Eastern Hotel, Denmark rd, Lowestoft. Cowl, Gt Yarmouth

Cheapside Kyte, Edward, Claverdon, Warwick, Butcher. June 9 at 12 at

Barnes, John, Rushall, Stafford, Clerk. June 15 at 11 at offices of Woolpack Hotel, Warwick. Sanderson, Warwick

Crump, Bridge st, Walsall

Barrett, George, sen, Fakenham, Norfolk, Dealer. June 15 at 3 at Land, Eliza, Phoenix st, Somers Town, Fancy Bread Maker. June

offices of Cates and Bates, Swan st, Fakenham 4 at 2 at offices of Johnson, Seymour pl, Marylebone

Basham, William Isaac, Cambridge, Woollen Draper. June 11 at 2 Lewis, John, Oswestry, Salop, Tailor. “June 10 at 2 at Public Hall,

at the Lion Hotel, Cambridge. Whitehead, Cambridge Oswestry. Minshalls and Jones, Oswestry

Beever, John, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, Manchester, Stone Mason. Maclean, John, St Benet pl, Gracechurch st. Wine Merchant. June June 7 at 3 at offices of Sampson and Hockin, Mount st, Albert sq, 11 at 12 at offices of Innes and Son, Billiter house, Billiter st

Manchester. Marsden, Alfred, Bolton, Lancaster, Auctioneer. June 7 at 11 at Boote, Benjamin Edward William, and William James Millson, offices of Balshaw, Bowker's row, Bolton

City rd, Lead Merchants. June 16 at 2 at the Guildhall Coffee Hason, Harry Cooper, Cornhill, Tailor. June 16 at 2 at Guildhall house. Gresham st. Stopher and Rundle, Coleman st

Tavern, Gresham st. Davidson and Morriss, Queen Victoria st Burnley, Mary, Liversedge, York, Stationer. June 13 at 3 at offices McGill, John William, Northwich, Chester, out of business. June of Carr and Cadman, Crown st, Cleckheaton 14 at 3.30 at offices of Cheshire and Son, Northwich

Burt, Albert Henry Thomas, Sonthsea, Hants, Draper. June 14 edd, William, Easingwold, York, Cabinet Maker. June 9 at 12 at at I at Anderton's Hotel, Fleet st. Steggall and Hooper, Melcombe offices of Mann and Son, New st, York Morgan, David. Llandovery. Carmaethen, Watchmaker. June 10 at Butcher, John William, Salisbury, Wilts, Watch Maker. June 15 at 1 at King's Head Inn, Llandovery. Phillips, Llandovery

3 at offices of Kelser, Catherine st, Salisbury Morris, Joseph, Harry hill, Gloucester, Collier. June 9 at 2 at Swan | Butler, Mary Ann, Watford, Hertford, Schoolmistress. June 9 at 11 Hotel, Cinderford. Goldring. Cinderford

at offices of Broad, Queen st, Watford Nickels, Richard, Masbro rd, Hammersmith, Builder. June 9 at 3 Carlile, James Walker, Widnes, Lancaster, Joiner. June 16 at 3 at at offices of Tinkler, Regent st

Law Association Rooms, Cook st, Liverpool. Sharp and KirkOrrell, John, Aston-juxta-Birmingham, Butcher. June 4 at 11 at connel, Warrington offices of Parry, Colmore row, Birmingham

Clark, Walter Wright, Bedford, Grocer. June 11 at 11 at George Parman, Thomas, Saxilby, Lincoln, Grocer. June 9 at 11 at offices

| Hotel, Bedford. Conquest and Clare, Bedford of Durance, Mint lane

Collinge, Henry, and Joseph Sykes, Glossop, Derby, Cotton Yarn Parry, William Robert, Tudhoe grange, nr Spennymoor, Durham,

Doublers. June 17 at 3 at offices of Jones, Kennedy st, Man. Clothier. June 10 at 12 at offices of Maw, jun, Market pl, Bishop

chester Auckland

Cook, William Henry, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Butcher. June 11 at Perkins, James, North Tawton, Devon, Builder, June 9 at 2 at Half 11 at offices of James, Nelson sq, Newcastle-under-Lyme Moon Hotel, High st. Exeter. Thorne, Barnstaple

Cripps, John, Bibury, Gloucester, Farmer. June 20 at 3 at offices of Pilling, John, Millwood, nr Todmorden, York, Plasterer. White Cooke, Cirencester

Hart Hotel, Todmorden. June 9 at 3 at offices of Sager, Todmorden Crossland, Joe, Wakefield, York, Grocer. June 16 at 3 at offices of Priestley, William, Bingley, York, General Dealer. June 8 at 11 at

Gill and Hall, Barstow sg, Wakefield offices of Neill, Kirkgate, Bradford

Crutchley, Jane, Birmingham, Licensed Victualler. June 10 at 3 at Raynes, Charles Heelev. Sheffield, Cutlery Manufacturer. June 13 offices of Fallows, Cherry st, Birmingham at 11 at offices of Porrett, Bank st, Sheffield

Cunniffe, John, Eckington, Derby, Grocer, June 13 at 3 at offices of Reeve, Joseph, Leadenhall st, Eating house keeper. June 14 at 2 at Stanton, New sg, Chesterfield offices of Emerson, Leadenhall st

Davidson, Andrew, Liverpool, General Dealer. June 15 at 2 at offices Biley, William, Wrexham, Denbigh, Fishmonger. June 13 at 11.30 of Davies, the Temple, Dale st, Liverpool at offices of Sherratt and Son, Hamilton sg, Birkenhead

Davies, Francis German, Peterborough, Northampton, Stationer. Rinder, William, Leeds, Tailor. June 7 at 11 at offices of Billington, June 10 at ll at ofilces of Hart, Priestgate, Peterborough Gt George st, Leeds

Davies, Isaac, and Rees Taylor, Llantrissant, Glamorgan, Tin Plate Salisbury, George, Clevedon, Somerset, Butcher. June 10 at 11 at Manufacturers. June 13 at 3.30 at offices of Tennant and Jones, offices Parsons, High st, Bristol, Smith, Weston-super-Mare

Aberavon Fall, Thomas Arthur, Gainsborough, Lincoln, Joiner. June 10 at 11 Davies, Owen, Cardiff, Glamorgan. Slate Merchant. June 17 at 2 at at offices of Bescoby, Grove st, East Retford

offices of Tribe and Co, Crockherbtown, Cardiff. Heard, CarScaling, William, old Basford, Nottingham, Chemical Manufac

diff turer. June 10 at 3 at offices of Maples and McCraith. Low pave. Davis, James, Castlemorton, Worcester, Farm Bailiff. June 10 at ment, Nottingham

3 at offices of Allen and Beauchamp, Sansome-place, Worcesschonhardt, Charles, Blackheath village, Kent, Watchmaker. June

ter 8 at 3 at Guildhall Tavern, Gresham st. Tucker, High rd, Lee

Derbyshire, Samuel, Crewe, Chester, Baker. June 15 at 3 at Smith, David, Chesham, Buckingham, Grocer. June 14 at 2 at offices

Temple chmbrs, Oak st, Crewe. Cooke of Francis and How, Chesham

Easthangh, Robert Henry, Mile End rd, Cheesemonger. June 24 Stephens, Frederick, Évesham, Worcester, Grocer. June 9 at 12 at at 4 at offices of Frederick Holloway, Ball's Pond rd. Cooper, offices of New and Co, Bridge st, Evesham

Lincoln's-inn-fields Stephens, William Henry, Ryde, Isle of Wight, Tailor. June 10 at Emsley, Matthew, Henry, Heckmondwike, York, Rag Merchant. 2 at Inns of Court Hotel, High Holborn. Wooldridge, Ryde

June 7 at 3 at Railway Hotel, Heckmondwike. Mitcheson, Heckswan, Alexander Hannay, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Fishmonger, June

mondwike 4 at 2 at offices of Mallett, Collingwood st, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Forrest, William, Clerkenwell rd, Jeweller. June 22 at 2 at Inns of Benning. Gateshead

Court Hotel, Lincoln's-inn-fields. Smith, Staple-inn Taylor, William Henry, Worcester, Stationer. June 18 at 11 at Foulget, Harry, Windsor, Printer. June 13 at 3 at offices of Durant, Ridler's Hotel, Holborn hill. Tree and Son, Worcester

Guildhall chmbrs, Basinghall st Teal, Ralph, Gt Driffield, York, Earthenware Dealer. June 14 at 2.30 Freeman, Herbert Edward, Birmingham, Grocer. June 10 at 3 at at Paragon Hotel, Paragon st, Kingston-upon-Hull. Dunn, Gt

offices of Jacques, Temple row, Birmingham

Gilson, Edwin, Haymarket, Pall Mall, Fishmonger. June 15 at 3 a Thompson, Alfred James, Reading, Provision Merchant. June 13 Guildhall Tavern, Gresham st. Marsh, Fen ct at 2.30 at offices of Skinner, Strand

Hadden, Thomas. Chertsey, Surrey, Oil and Colour Man. June 20 Thompson, Julius Henry, and Cecil Thompson, Leadenhall st, Ship

at 11 at offlces of Haydon and Sloley, Bishopsgate st Within. and Insurance Brokers. June 10 at 2 at offices of Lovelock and

Goldring, White Lion st, Norton Folgate Whitfin, Coleman st. Harwood and Stephenson, Lombard st Hammond, Michael Sanderson, Hamlet terrace, Upper Norwood, Tranter, Henry, Evesham, Worcester, Grocer. June 10 ac 11 at

Furnishing Ironmonger. June 15 at 3 at offices of Foreman and offices of Byrch and Cox, North ter, Evesham

Co, Gresham st. Curtis, Old Jewry cbmbrs umbridge, Henry. Wood st. Cheapside. Umbrella Manufacturer. Hardaker, William, Gt Horton, nr Bradford, Jacquard Machino June 9 at 2 at Guildhall Tavern, Gresham st. Bird, Gt St Helen's

Maker.' June 10 at 11 at offices of Peel and Co, Chapel lane, Brad. Turner, Thomas William, Newport, Monmouth, Auctioneer. June

ford 10 at 11 at offices of Young. Tredegar chmbrs, Tradegar pl, New.

Hardman, Edmund John, Birmingham, Watchmaker. June 14 at 2 port Tomlinson, Newport

at offices of Brown, Waterloo st, Birmingham Walton, John, South Shields, Chemical Engineer. June 8 at 3 at

Harmer. Henry James, Alexander terrace, Stratford, Milliner, offices of Rennoldson, King st, South Shields

June 15 at il at 51, Broadway, Stratford, Smith, Charles sq, Wheeler, John, Northampton, Builder. June 13 at 4 at Talbot

Hoxton Hotel, Worcester. Whitton, Towcester

Harris, Frederick, Loughborough, Grocer. June 14 at 12 at offices Whitehead, Edward Simpgon, Hare st, Bethnal Green, Corn Dealer.

of Deane and Hands, Market pl, Loughborough June 9 at 3 at offices of Taylor and Jacquet, South st, Finsbury 89

Hilton, James, Wigan, Provision Dealer. June 13 at 3 at Minorca Whitehead, Michael Buckley, Bolton, Lancaster, Grocer. June 16 at

Hotel, Wallgate, Wigan. Wood, Wigan II at Creditor's Association. Hangingditch, Manchester. Grundy Hobbs, James, Dawlish, Devon, Butcher. June 11 at 11 at offices of and Whowell, Bolton

Toby, Castle st, Exeter

Driffield

SCHWEITZER'S COCOATINA,

EDE AND SON

Hopkins, Joshua Joseph Mather, Aston, Birmingham, out of White, James, Tue Brook, nr Liverpool, Coal Merchant. June 13

business. June 13 at 11.30 at offices of Baker, Bridge 'st, Wal. at 3 at offices of Gibson and Bolland. South John st, Liverpool. sall

· Paynter, Liverpool Howarth, Henry, Leeds, Innkeeper. June 10 at 2 at offices of Simp. White, Thomas, Bristol, Butcher. June 8 at 11 at offices of Essery son and Burrall, Albion st, Leeds

Nicholas st, Bristol Hyde, Alfred James, Reading, Berks, Accountant. June 17 at 2 at White, William Walter, Bristol, Shoe Maker. June 10 at 2 at offices Wheatsheaf Hotel, Friar st, Reading. Parnell, Fenchurch st

of Clifton and Carter, Broad st, Bristol Jenkins. Edward, Llansamlet, nr Neath, Grocer. June 11 at 11 at 1 Wigfield, John, Hoyland common, nr Barnsley, Grocer. June 15 offices of Davies, Alma pl, Neath

11 at offices of Gray. Eastgate, Barnsley Jenkins, John, Llansawel, Carmarthen, Innkeeper. June 11 at 11

Wigley, Thomas, Clydach Vale, nr Tonypandy, Glamorgan, Grocer. at County Court Offlce, Lampeter. Price and Lloyd, Lampeter

June 14 at 12 at offices of Morgan, Mill st, Pontypridd Jones, Evan Humphrey, Towyn, Merioneth, Shoemaker. June 10

Wilkinson, William High 8t terrace, Lower Addiscombe rd. at 3 at offices of Griffith and Co, High st, Towyn. Smith, Aberyst.

Draper. June 8 at 3 at offices of Savidge, Eastcheap with

Williams, Alfred, Wookey, Somerset, Schoolmaster, June 11 at 12 Juson, Isaac, Church st, St Marylebone, Coffee House Keeper. June

at offices of Hobbs, Chamberlain st. Wells 9 at 12 at offices of Preston, Mark lane

Williams, Robert, Ruthin, Denbigh, Innkeeeper. June 23 at 11.45

at Lion Hotel, Hope st, Wrexham. Lloyd and Roberts, Ruthin Keen, William Henry, Plymouth, Confectioner. June 11 at 11 at

Winfield, James, Coventry, Coal Dealer. June 15 at 12 at offices of offices of Square and Co, Bank of England chbrs, Plymouth

Neale, Hay lane, Coventry Kendall, John Kelson, Charterhouse st, Commission Agent. June

Woodall, John, Barrow-in-Furness, Grocer. June 10 at 11 at 17, 13 at 3 at offices of Jenkins, Tavistock st, Covent Garden

Strand, Barrow-in-Furness. Taylor, Barrow-in-Furness King, John Bartholomew, Upper st, Islington, Watchmaker. June

Young, Tom Carr, Belleau, Lincoln, Farmer. June 9 at 11 at King's 8 at 2 at offices of Henry, Furnival's inn. Holborn

Head Inn, Louth. Walker and Co Leech, John, Dudley, Licensed Victualler. June 15 at 12 at offices

of Hall, Wolverhampton st, Dudley Lowrie, Ralph, Lemington-on-Tyne, Northumberland, out of

business. June 10 at 3 at offices of Johnston, Mosley st, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Anti-Dyspeptic Cocoa or Chocolate Powder. Marlow, James Johnson, New Basford, Nottingham, Builder. June Guaranteed Pure Soluble Cocos of the Finest Quality, with the 21 at 3 at offices of Fraser, Midland chbrs, Wheeler gate, Notting

excess of fat extracted. ham

The Faculty pronounce it "the most nutritious, perfectly digestible Marriott, John, Titchmarsh. Northampton, Tailor. June 16 at 1 at si verage for Breakfast, Luncheon, or Supper, and invaluable for 145, Cheapside. Richardson and Son, Oundle

Ir valids and Children." McHugh, Alfred, Paddington st, Marylebone, Bottle Verchant.

Highly commended by the entire Medica lPress. June 9 at 2 at offices of Preston and Co, Southampton bldgs, Chan.

Boing without sugar, spice, or other admixture, it suits all palates, cery lane

&eeps better in all climates, and is four times the strength of cocoas McIntosh, David, Birmingham, Brassfounder. June 10 at 3 at offices

*HICKENED yet WEAKENED with starch, &c., and IN REALITY CHRAPER of Parr and Hayes, Colmore row, Birmingham

chan such Mixtures. Mercer, Joseph, Manchester, Stationer. June 15 at 11 at offices of

Made instantaneously with boiling water, & teaspoonful to a Break. Lawson, Peter st, Manchester

tast Cup, coating less than a halfpenny. Moore, John, Norton, York, Horse Dealer.. June 11 at 12 at Talbot

COCOATINA A LA VANILLE is the most delicate, digestible, eheapest Hotel, Scarborough

Manila Chocolate, and may be taken when richer chocolate is pro. Murphy, Elizabeth, Penzance, Cornwall, Serpentine Manufacturer,

hibited. June 14 at 12 at offices of Cornish, Parade st, Penzance

In tin packets at 18, 6d., 38., 5s. 60., &c., by Chemists and Grocer

Charities on Special Terms by the Sole Proprietora, Neale, Walter Frederick, Bedminster, Bristol, Timber Merchant.

H. SCHWEITZER « Co., 10, Adam-street, London, W.C.
June 13 at 2 at Grand Hotel, Broad st, Bristol. Moseley, Bristol
Palmer, Henry, Purton, Wilts, Coal Merchant. June 9 at 11 at

Prince of Wales Hotel, Didcot
Pearson, Henry, Skelmersdale, Lancaster. June 13 at 11 at offices of

France, Churcbgate, Wigan
Peggs, John, Liverpool rd, Islington, Fish Salesman.

ROBE
June 13 at 3

MAKERS at Masons' Hall Tavern, Masons' avenue. Scott, Basinghall st Percival, Thomas May, Coventry, Grocer. June 9 at 11 at offices of

BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT, Hughes and Masser, Little Park st, Coventry

1'Her Majesty, the Lord Chancellor, the Whole fhs Judicial Bencb Pollitt, John Maitland, Manchester, Tailor. June 14 at 3 at officəs of

Corporation of London, &c. Marlow and Dixon, Cross st, Manchester

SOLICITORS' AND REGISTRARS' GOWNS. Preece, William, Stourbridge, Worcester, Licensed Victualler, June 14 at 11 at offices of Collis, Union chambers, Stourbridge

BARRISTERS' AND QUEEN'S COUNSEL'S DITTO, Preston, William Thomas, Teignmouth, Devon. June 15 at 11 at | CORPORATION ROBES UNIVERSITY & CLERGY GOWNS, Craven Hotel, Craven st, Strand. Ford, Exeter

ESTABLISHED 1689.
Pugh, Richard Humphrey, Glanadda, Bangor, Carnarvon, Grocer.
June 16 at 2 at the British Hotel, Bangor, Dew, Llangefni

94. CHANCERY LANE, LONDON. Randle, Henry, and Edward Jenner, Hastings, Stationers. June 8 at 2 at the Bridge House Hotel, London bridge. Savery, Hast. | AW.Wanted, hy & Gentleman, a Clerkship in ings

London ; good experience in Conveyancing, and knows some Read, Henry Charles, and Frederick George Read, Moorgate st, Mer

Chancery. Salary £70. Excellent references.- Address, A., Office chants. June 13 at 2 at Guildhall Tavern, Gresham st. Roy and

of this Journal. Cartright Reeve, John William, Chelmsford, Essex, Clothier. June 11 at 12 at W AMPTON & SONS make NO CHARGK for

offices of Blyth, Chelmsford Roe, James Chambers. Acton, Commercial Clerk. June 11 at 2 at

inserting particulars in their FREE MONTHLY REGISTER

of ESTATES, TOWN and COUNTRY HOUSES, Furnished or offices of Lay, Townhall, Brentford

Unfurnished, or for Sale, to be had GRATIS at their Offices, or Rudall, Edward, Barnstaple, Devou, Grocer. June 13 at 12 at offices

post-free for two stamps. Published on the 1st of the month, and of Bromham, High st, Barnstaple

particulars for insertion should be sent not later than tive days Sanfield, John, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Woollen Draper. June 14

previous to end of preceding month. at 12 at offices of Corbitt, Mosley, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Sharpe, Frederick Robert, Grayshot rd, Wandsworth, Gentleman.

Valuations for Probate and Transfer. Surveys. June 14 at 3 at offices of Seeley, High Holborn

Estate and Auction Offices, 8, Pall Mall East, S.W. Shaw, Sampson James, Wolverhampton, Grocer. June 11 at 11 gt offices of Rudland, Queen st, Wolverhampton

CHANCERY LANE.--New Courts Chambers, 57 Simpson, George Harper, Aston-juxta-Birmingham, Baker. June 10 u and 58, Chancery-lane.--Ofices to be Let in above building at 3 at offices of Parry, Colmore row, Birmingham

rents varying from 30 to £300 per annum.-Further particulars at Skinner, John, Beckley, Sussex, Wheelwright. June 14 at 12 at offices Inquiry Office, Nos. 57 and 58, Chancery-lane, W.C.

of Butler, Watchbell st, Rye Smith, Enoch, Bristol, General Dealer. June 8 at 12 at offices of

LAWYER'S PRAYER UNION.-It is proposed Essery, Nicholas st, Bristol

1 to hold another Social and Religions Meeting in London for Smith, Joseph, Nottingham, Baker. June 10 at 3 at offices of Whit. Barristers and Solicitors, and their Clerks only, on Thursday, tingham, Middle-pavement, Nottingham

June 16, 1881. The Right Hon. the Earl Cairns in the Chair. Any Solomon, Edward Smith, Hanley, Stafford, Grocer. June 8 at 3 at I gentlemen in the legal profession, or their clerks, who desire to a offices of Ashmall, Albion st, Hanley

tend, or will assist in inviting others, are requested to apply to su: Stone. Thomas Wiliam, Park st, Southwark, Builder. June 10 at 3 H. C. NISBET, 35, Lincoln's-inn-fields. at Guildhall Tavern, Guildhall-yard. Matthews, Trafalgar sq, Peckham

THE CHURCH PREFERMENT GAZETTE Thwaite, William, Liverpool, Tallow Chandler. June 21 at 11 at I offices of Evans and Co, Commerce chambers, Lord st, Liver

I (issued Monthly), containing full particulars of Advowsons,

| Presentations, &c., for Sale, together with useful advice to par Vincett, James, Beckley, Sussex, Butcher. June 14 at 2 at offices

chasers, should be referred to by every purchaser. Edited by a of Butler, Watchbcll st, Rye

W. EMERY STARK (Associate Institute of Actuaries, F.R.G.S., Ward, Henry, Barrow-upon-Soar, Leicester, Licensed Victualler.

&c ).-Address (enclosing six stamps). Messrs. W. EVERY STAR June 14 at 12 at offices of Burgess and Williams, Benridge st,

3, Bedford-street, Strand. Leicester Watts, John Edwin, Rock st, Finsbury Park, of no occupation.

THURGUUD & CU.. Estate and Land Agent, June 14 at 2 at Swan Hotel, Biggleswade Jessop, Bedford

1 Surveyors and Auctioneers, Lonsdale Chambers, 27, Chancery Weatherston, Andrew, South Shields, Boot and Shoe Dealer.

lane, W.C., hold PERIODICAL SALES of Property, at the MA June 13 at 3 at offices of Pybus, Post Omce chmbrs, St Nicholas

Second Tuesday in each month. Railway, School Board, Corporation, sq, Newcastle-on-Tyne

Board of Works, and other Compensations conducted. Valuations Welberry, Joseph. Butterwick, Lincoln, Farmer, June 14 at 11 at

Probate, Mortgages, &c. Estates managed. Ram Hotel, Bargate, Boston. Rice and Co, Boston

A scale of charges upon application.

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LONDON, JUNE 11, 1881,

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IN LORD JUSTICE JAMES the nation has lost a judge who possessed in no ordinary degree that integrity wbich, as Lord Bacon says, is above all things the “ portion and proper virtue" of judges. He had a passionate loathing for injustice, oppression, and trickery ; restrained only by the strong common sense which taught him that settled rules of law must not be displaced to avoid individual hardship. In knowledge of real property law he was pi obably unrivalled on the bench, and in force and clearness of diction he had few equals. His grasp of the facts of the most complicated cage was singularly rapid and accurate. Perhaps it was this facility of apprehen. sion which led him sometimes into a rather too early expression of opinion as to the legal bearing of facts. He was not always " swist to hear and slow to decide." He was pot always patient with counsel whose sense of duty to their clients led them to combat the view which he had taken up. But with all this he was a judge who inspired great confidence. His opinion, if sometimes prématurely expressed, was seldom wrong; and it was usually supported by a clear enunciation of principle and a careful analysis of cases. His place at Lincoln'sinn will be hard to fill.

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CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING OUT OF A FELONY .........
FOREIGN ATTACHMENT.
THE IRISI LAND BILL ..................................
CORRESPONDENCE ..........................."
CASES OF LAST WEEK-
Williams v. Briscoe......

Brooks v, Watson.......
SOCIETIES .................................

604 RESTRICTIVE CONDITIONS OF SALE .......

609
MR. JUSTICE WATKIN WILLIAMS ON INEQUALITY OF SENTENCES 609
LEGAL APPOINTMENTS ..........
COMPANIES ....
OBITUARY .......

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611 CREDITORS' CLAIMS ......

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611 LEGISLATION OF THE WEEK .....

612 COURT PAPERS ..........

612 LONDON GAZETTES, &c., &C.........

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CASES REPORTED IN THE WEEKLY REPORTER. WE REPORT, with much pleasure, the complimentary “ Alhambra,” The (App.).........

.... 655 dinner given by the Incorporated Law Society to the Batthyany v. Bouch (Q B.Div.) ............

665 Provincial Law Societies. The speeches were admirable, Bowyear v. Pawson (Q.B.Div.) .........

. 664 and the tone and spirit of the proceedings afforded a Fox v. Bearblock (Ch.Div. Fry, J.) ..............

. 661 pleasant contrast to some recent meetings within the Hopkins, In re. Williams v. Hopkins (Ch.Div. Fry, J.)..... 658

walls of the Law Institution. The President, with the Ind, Coope, & Co., Ex parte, In re Bullen (Bkcy.) ........... 667

genial frankness which makes him so popular, alluded to Methuen and Blore's Contract, In re (Ch.Div. M.R.).... ....... 656 Money v. Money (Ch.Div. Fry, J)............

these recent meetings as being among the difficulties

..................... 660 Snowdon, Ex parte, In re Snowdon (App.) ......

of his year of office. We may, perhaps, be pardoned Sotheran, Appellant; Scott, Respondent (Q.B.Div.)...........

if we speak with equal frankness, and say that the South Kensington Co-operative Stores (Limited), In re (Ch.Div. council have only themselves to blame for the disFry, J.) ..........................................

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662 satisfaction expressed at these meetings. The memStubbins, Ex parte, In re Wilkinson (App.) ......

bers of the council are men for whom individually Tempest, Ex parte, In re Betts (Bkcy) ....

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the highest esteem is felt. They work hard and conscientiously in the interests of the prfoession, but they spoil all by not taking the profession sufficiently

into their confidence. They seem to fancy that they CURRENT TOPICS.

are competent to express the general opinion of the solicitors on public questions without taking any pains

to ascertain it. They render occasional curt accounts THE CHIEF CLERKS of Vice-Chancellor HALL will

of their proceedings to the general public (who do not remove to the Royal Courts of Justice on Saturday, the

care two straws about them) in paragraphs in the Times, 11tb inst.

and they print a report, which no one reads, once a year, but they seem to forget that they have a large

constituency of educated men who want to know in de. THE LONG PROJECTED alterations in the organization | tail from time to time what is being done in the council of the Chancery Paymaster's Office were effected on the chamber, and who object to being pledged behind their 2nd inst. The ledgers are now divided into six portiong, | backs to opinions on important legal measures. and the staff of clerks has been considerably increased.

THE PROMOTION of Mr. CHARLES Hall to the rank of THE SIX DEPARTMENTS of the Chancery Paymaster's

ter : Queen's Counsel vacates the ancient office of “ Tub.

o Office divide the alphabet as follows:-(1) A to Cg; (2) |

man” to which he was appointed by Sir FITZROY KELLY Ch to Gg; (3) Gh to K; (4) L to Nn; (5) No to Sn;

in 1878. Within the old Court of Exchequer the Tuband (6) So to z. These divisions appear at first sight

mau had precedence of the Solicitor-General in all busisomewhat arbitrary, but they are made with a view to

ness except Crown business. His name was said to be dividing the business equally between the six depart.

| derived from the box or “tub” which he occupied on ments,

the right extremity of the first row of seats for the outer

bar. The privileges of the Tubman were maintained in THE CHANCERY SITTINGS PAPER, which we print else the Exchequer Division, and after the absorption of the where, will, of course, be subject, as regards the sittings Exchequer in the Queen's Bench Division the judges of the Court of Appeal and the Master of the Rolls, to

intimated that, whenever a divisional court might be such variations as the state of the business may require,

sitting in the old Court of Exchequer, the Tubman until a successor is appointed to Lord Justice JAMES.

would be permitted to retain his right of precedence.

THE SLOW PROGRESS of the Lower House in legislative production of such a certificate is to be a ground for business has only been equalled by the slow progress of staying any proceedings subsequently taken against the the Upper House in judicial business. The law lords witness under any of the Corrupt Practices Prevention re-assembled after the Easter recess with a list of four. | Acts. teen appeals, only one-half of which number bave been argued, and of these three are still standing for judg. ment. Only two English appeals were disposed of, Lee

A CORRESPONDENT of a daily paper has been much exercised Conservancy Board v. Button, and Davis v. Treharne.

in mind by an anticipated difficulty in procuring copies In the former case the House affirmed a decision of the

of the Custums and Inland Revenue Act, which received Court of Appeal wbich had reversed a judgment of Vice. |

the Royal assent on Friday week. Writing before the Chancellor Malins on the construction of certain private

| Bill had received the Royal assent, he stated that "on statutes relating to the River Lee, and in the latter the application at the Queen's printers he was informed that decision both of the Court of Appeal and of Lord COLE

it might be a week or more before the Act could be RIDGE as to the construction of a mining lease was upheld issued to the public.” “I have," he added, “numerous by the House. The generally uninteresting nature of orders for copies of the Act, and in the meantime the the cages before the House may have been the reason public and the profession will have to use their own diswhy the two lords of appeal in ordinary were the only cretion, and subject themselves to the penalties imposed law lords who assisted the Lord Chancellor in the hearing

by the delay of the authorities.” Another correspondent of appeals.

complains that he could with difficulty obtain a copy of the Bill. We greatly doubt the right of the public to

Bills, which are printed for the use of Parliament alone, WE COMMENTED recently on the practice adopted by

but it is clear that, although there may be no locus standi the Urban Sanitary Authority of the city of Bristol of

in any of the public to inquire after an Act before it selling their surplus lands under conditions of sale which

has received the Royal assent, any unreasonable delay in preclude the purchaser from requiring any title to be

printing one after that event is a great public grievance, shown, or from obtaining any covenants for title, or any

to which the attention of Parliament ought immediately covenant for production of deeds. It appears that the

to be called. In early times it was common for a Authority persist in this practice, and they were yester

statute to end with a direction for its being published by day to sell no fewer than forty lots under these con.

proclamation. The spread of printing soon rendered this ditions. The Bristol solicitors held a meeting on the

unnecessary, but it was the law until 1793 that statutes 3rd inst., and passed resolutions (which will be found

related back to the first day of the session in which they printed in another column), pointing out the results to

were passed. This "great and manifest injustice" (see the purchaser, and suggesting that the Authority ought

Lakers v. Homes, 4 T. R. 660) was remedied by 33 Geo. at least to give absolute covenants for title. They also

3, c. 13, which provides that “the Clerk of the Parliarequested a number of their body to attend the sale, and

ments shall indorse (in Englislı) on every Act of Parlia. to draw public attention to these resolutions. It may

ment the day, month, and year when the same shall seem to be surprising that purchasers can be found for

have passed, and shall have received the Royal assent, property offered under such conditions, but no doubt

and such indorsement shall be taken to be the date of people rely on the investigation of title by the Authority.

its commencement where no other date of commenceThey forget, however, to consider that, as the Authority

ment shall be therein provided." Other dates of compurchase for street improvements, and sell at once all

mencement are, as is well known, frequent enough, the their surplus lands under conditions freeing them from

usual postponed date being the 1st of January next after all risk and responsibility, there is not the same induce.

an August session. But postponement is the exception, ment to exercise care in the investigation of titles as if

not the rule, and Revenue Acts, which always impose they were buying either to hold or to sell again under

penalties, and are generally (from being hurriedly prerisual conditions. Some purchaser will one day come to

pared and passed, and for other reasons) peculiarly Brief, and then there will be no more bidders at these

difficult to understand, are never postponed. Is not the E:uctions of surplus lands.

time come to reverse the order of things, and make postponement the rule, not the exception? A simple statute extending the commencement of all future Acts

(unless the contrary should be expressod) to the period THE PENDING GOVERNMENT PROSECUTIONS for corrupt of one month after receiving the Royal assent, would be practices committed at the last general election have

of very great benefit; and the same statute might very already given rise to questions as to the certificate to be

reasonably impose upon the Queen's printers a penalty given by Election Cominissioners under 26 & 27 Vict.

for every day's delay in printing a sufficient number of c. 9, 8. 7. In the Macclesfield case (Ex parte Mair),

copies. the applicant had, in the expectation of being examined as a witness before the Commissioners, given certain in. formation to their secretary with reference to his own WE HAVE BEFORE us at last a copy of the Custoins and conduct as an agent, but they ultimately decided not to Inland Revenue Act, 1881 (44 Vict. c. 12), which retake his evidence. The court refused a rule for a ceived the Royal assent on Friday last, the 3rd of June, mandamus to the Commissioners to grant him a certifi and was issued to the public on the Thursday morning cate under the Act, on tho ground that his examination, following. The first question is, at what date does it and bis giving answers to criminating questions, were come into operation ? The answer is that the Act conditions precedent to the giving of the certificate. The generally comes into operation on the 3rd of June, the Sandwich case (R. v. Holl) was a more difficult one, and date of its receiving the Royal assent, but that certain & rule nisi had been granted. It appeared that the ap. sections of it have a retrospective operation, and came plicant, when first examined before the Commissioners, I into operation on the 6th of April last, the 24th of May had not disclosed the whole truth, although on a last, and the 1st of June last. The sections which came subsequent examination he had answered fully, and given into operation on the 6th of April and the 24th of May all the information in his power. In the Bridgewater are sections 19 and 22, which impose income tax, and case (R. v. Hulme, 18 W. R. 831, L. R. 5 Q. B. 377) it regulate the assessment of income-tax and house-tax in was held that a witness was not entitled to a certificate England and Scotland. This retrospective operation of unless the Commissioners were satisfied that all bis the Income Tax sections is by no means without precedent. evidence was truly given ; and this authority was fol- | It occurred for instance in 1877 (see 40 Vict. c. 12), in lowed in the Sandwich case, in which the court discharged | 1878 (see 41 Vict. c. 15), and in 1879 (see 42 & 43 Vict. the rule. It will be remembered that the mere c. 21), although it did not occur in 1880 (see 43 Vict. C.

14). The principal sections which came into operation on the 1st of June last are the sections which impose the

CAUSE OF ACTION ARISING new probate duties. They are sections 27, 28, 33, 38, and 42. The material part of section 27 is as follows:

OUT OF A FELONY. The duties imposed by the Customs and Inland Revenue The question how far the fact that a civil injury Act, 1880 [43 Vict. c. 14], upon probate of wille and letters | amounts to a felony interferes with the actioa for the of administration in England and Ireland shall not be pay. | civil injury is one involving considerable doubt and diffiable upon probates or letters of administration granted on culty. In the recent case of Midland Insurance Com. and after the 1st of June, 1881 ; and on and after that day | pany y. Smith (L. R. 6 Q. B. D. 561) Mr. Justice in substitution for such duties, and in lieu of the duties im.

Watkin Williams gave an interesting general resumé posed by the said Act, ... tbere sball be charged and

of the history of the law on this subject, but paid, &c., &c.

though he was able to come to a clear conclusion on the We have already discussed at some length the pro

point immediately involved, he by no means solved all visions of the other sections above mentioned.

the difficulties connected with the matter. He is of Section 28 gives power to deduct debts and funeral

opinion that the history of the law shows that it has expenses from the value of the estate and effects in the

gone through three distinct phases with regard to the probate account. Section 33 contains provisions for

point. They are as follows:- The general effect of obtaining probate where the gross value of the estate

the earlier authorities seems tɔ be that in such cases the does not exceed £300 in the case of a person dying

private wrong and injury was considered to be wholly on or after June 1. Section 38 describes what property

merged in the public wrong, and therefore no is to be included “in an account” in the case of a per

cause of action ever arose. Ata later period the strictson dying on or after that date. And section 42 imposes

ness of this doctrine was tempered, and it seems to have duty on legacies under £20 under the wills of persons

been thought that, though there was no merger of the dying on or after that date. The Act contains

private wrong, it was a condition precedent to the forty-eight sections in all. The sections of which

accruing of the cause of action that the public right we have not already made mention regulate customs

should have been vindicated by the prosecution of the and excise duties on tea and beer, give an interpretation

felon. The third view mentioned by the learned judga of " servant” and “other person” in section 13 of the

is that there is neither a merger of the civil right, nor Castoms and Inland Revenue Act, 1878 (41 & 42 Vict.

that it is a strict condition precedent to such right that c. 15), and amend the Stamp Act, 1870, in certain small

there should have been a prosecution of the felon, but particulars. And last, thougb not least, it is provided

that there is a duty imposed upon the injured person not as follows by section 47 :

to resort to the prosecution of his private suit to the "On and after the 1st of June, 1881, any stamp duties of neglect and exclusion of the vir dication of the public one penny wbich may legally be denoted by adhesire starnps | law. In the opinion of the learned judge this last is not appropriated by any word or worus on the face of them

the correct view. to any particular description of instrument, may be denoted

i The distinctions between these views, though very by adhesive penny postage stamps; and on and after that day postego duties may be paid by the use of penny adhesive

substantial, are so far subtle that one can easily understamps not appropriated by any word or words on the face of

stund how one view would, without much difficulty, them to postage duty, or to any particular description of

slide into the other. In early days, when felonies were instrument."

generally punishable by death, and a forfeiture of land and goods was involved, the right of prosecuting an action after a conviction would not have been of much

advantage to the plaintiff, and if the felony had not THE LORD CHANCELLOR has given his authority to the

been prosecuted before the action brought, it is obvious view we ventured to express upon the question whether

that to allow damages to be recovered would be an the Revised Version of the New Testament may be read

interference with the possible rights of the Crown, and in churches. He says that "if any clergyman reads in

therefore it is not very difficult to see how, in early his church the lessons appointed for the Sunday and

days, when the rights of the individual met with but other services from the ‘Revised' Version before it has

scant consideration when they might possibly come intɔ been recommended or authorized by some sufficient public

collision with those of the Crown, the doctrine of autbority, he will incur a serious risk of being held to be

nuerger might arise, and be handed down to a somewhat an offender against law.”

later period.

But though this might sound very well as a legal

theory in early days, as time went on it was seen to It is worth WAILE to observe that the form which is involve a considerable amount of injustice and absurdity. sometimes inserted in provisoes for re-entry in leases, If the last injury were merged, then, though the felon purporting to authorize the lessor to use the proviso as were acquitted, he could not be sued. This is clearly leave and licence to eject the lessee without any process unjust. To convict a man of felony may require, and of law, or otherwise authorizing the ejectment of the rightly require, much stronger evidence than would lessee without legal process, was a few days ago held by | suffice to ensure a verdict for a civil wrong. It seems Mr. Justice FRY to be invalid (Edwick v. Hawkes, absurd to say that the felony entirely merges the civil ante, p. 587), as being contrary to public policy, inas wrong in such wise that if a man happens to be much as it purported to authorize a forcible entry, an acquitted of the felony he is then assumed to go free in act that is made illegal by the Statute of Richard 2. respect of the civil wrong. Moreover when it came to pass,

either by the extension of benefit of clergy or reduction of punishments, that a conviction of felony did not necessarily involve sentence of death, it might happen

that it was not necessarily unprofitable to prosecute an It is stated that the Leicester County Court Judge,

action after conviction, and then it was obvious that it sitting at Hinckley, bas had to decide a curious oaths ques.

was a great injustice to the party injured that, because tion. The plaintiff in a money-lending casa, a_Jow, was

the party doing the injury had been guilty also of a sworn on a Church Service for lack of an Oll Tes'ament. Defendant's solicitor objected to bis evidence being received

public wrong, he should be deprived of the remedy for on a Church Service oath. Plaintiff considered he had

his private injury. taken an oath which was binding upon his conscience, and

So the original doctrine was modified into the view his Honour is reported to have said that it was no use

that the prosecution for felony was a condition precodent raising objections to the form of oath. Judgment was given | to the action for the civil injury.

to the action for the civil injury. This

This doctrine appears for plaintiff.

| to have prevailed for a considerable time, but in the case

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