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A selection of music was performed daring the evening by Miss Anne Sinclair ; Mr. Stedman's choir boys, Masters Probert, Waleeoo, Fielder, and Toop ; Mr. Henry Gay, Mr. Robert Hilton, and Mr. T. Harper (solo trumpet), under the direction of Mr. John Davis, who presided at the piano. The dinner was Served by Messrs. King & Brymer. Mr. J. Hayles was toastmaster.

UNITED LAW CLERKS' SOCIETY.

The forty-ninth anniversary festival of the United Law Clerks' Sooiety was held on Thursday, the 2nd inat, in the Middle Temple Hall, by kind permission of the benchers. Baron Pollock prcsid ed, and about 300 gentlemen sat down to dinner; amongst those present being the Rev. Dr. Vaughan (Master of the Temple ai.d Dean of Llandaff), Mr. W. W. Karslake, Q.C, Mr. J. Home Payne, Mr. Eddis, Dr. Thompson, Mr. F. O. Crump, Mr. Arbuthnot, Mr. Poole, Mr. 0. Clark, Q.C.. Mr. J. Rif(by, Q.C., Mr. F. T. Bircham, Mr. A. W. White, Mr. J. C. Wbitehorne, Q.C., Mr. Bagshaw, Q.C, Mr. H.C. Hull, Mr. R. D. Baxter, Mr. Waddell, Mr. E. Ingle, Mr. Bigham, Mr. Cbannell, Mr. Nicholls, Mr. G. L. Denman, Mr. Brown, Mr. Mead, Mr. Oliver Imray, Mr. Chester, Mr. Mote, Mr. Beresford, Mr. Edward Turner, Mr. Leese, Mr. Clark, Hon. C. Dillop, Mr. Chubb, Mr. Deans, Mr. 8. Watson, Mr. J. T. White, Mr. Coe, Mr. H. A. White, Mr. Crossman, Mr. Foster, Mr. Farnfield, Mr. Harris, Mr. G. W. Wheeler, Mr. Faohe, Mr. Button, Mr. E. J. B. Churcb, Mr. H. G. Rogers (hon. sec.), &c.

The report stated that the society was established for the purpose of enabling the law clerks of the metropolis to make some provision for themselves and families in the time of sickness, of eld age, or other infirmity, and on death; also to assist law olerks, vrbetber members or not, and their widows, and the children of deoeased members suffering from unavoidable misfortune, and to provide its members with medical advice. Members were assured in sickness an allowance of one guinea per week; and in old age, or permanent affliction, a weekly allowance or pension varying from 10s. to Ms. ; on a member's death an allowance of £50, and of half that amount to a member whose wife died in his lifetime. A Benevolent or Casual Fund had also been created by the same means to assist with small gifts of money law clerks, not members, and their widows when suffering from temporary distress; and to afford similar help to members, their widows and children, standing in the same need. During the past year relief had been afforded to 50 members whom illness bad disabled from following their employment, and £464 Is. had been expended in this way. In previous years ibe society had spent £13,468 Ss. in similar relief, making the total amount paid on account of illness alone £13,922 9s. At the last anniversary there were 38 members disabled from old age, blindness or permanent affliction in receipt of relief; of these claims, 7 had ceased by death, but 8 fresh ones had been received and allowed, making the present number of pensioners 39. Of these, two received yearly £26; three, £31 4s.; and the remaining 34 £36 8s. euoh. In meeting these claims an expenditure of £1,335 10s. had been required, which, added to previous payments on the same account, brought up the payments on account of pensions only to £15,919 17s. 6d. Eighteen members had died, and to the widows and relatives of each £50 had been paid. Five members, whose wives have died, had each received the sum of £25. The payments of the year on account of death had amounted to £836 13s. 8d., and the total expenditure on this account, since the foundation of the sooiety in 1832, to £21,726 13s. lid. The receipts during the past year, on account of the General Fund, had been £4,757 4s. 8d. The expenditure had been £3,392 Os. 3d. The balance had been added to the society's investments, whicb, in April, amounted to £64,228 12s. Id. During the year 63 applications for gifts of small sums of money out of the Casual or Benevolent Fund to members, non-members, and their widows had been received, the great majority being from non-members and their widows, who had never contributed to the funds. Fifty of the applicants had been found to be deserving and in need of the relief sought, and it was granted to them accordingly. Many were most deserving and in great need, and the help afforded was tbankfi lly received and usefully employed. The committee had also granted several small loans to members. These loans were free from interest or any kind of obarge and repayable by small instalments. The assistance offered during the year bad been £366 16s., whicb, with that of previous year', made the total amount of

essistanoe given out of the Casual or Benevolent Fund £16,667 3s. 6d. £391 13s. 2d. had been expended in gifts, loans, and necessary disbursements from this fund, leaving the cash balance in hand £222 13s. 4d. A sum of £1,914 10s. lid. Reduced Annuities belonging to this fund bad been set apart to grant at some future day some small pensions to the most deserving and needy widows of the members. The death of the late Lord Chief Justice Cockburn bad deprived the society of one of its warmest supporters. He was a munificent donor, and ever ready to use his influence for tbe benefit of the society. The sooiety also had to regret the loss of their late collector, Mr. E. Cox, who for more than thirty years most efficiently discharged the duties of the office. The sooiety had been in existence forty, nine years, and during that period had paid to its members and their families and expended in oasual relief £68,365 8s. 2d. During the past year the sooiety had expended in relief nearly £3,000, and tbe claims were constantly increasing, rendering necessary yearly additions to the invested capital in order to meet greater demands which in a few years were sure to oome. The committee were aware that the sooiety was under great obligation to tbe profession for the present favourable position of its funds, and tbey availed themselves of this opportunity of making the acknowledgment that the satisfactory position is in a great measure attributable to the kind assistance and support it had reoeived from them.

After dinner the usual loyal and patriotic toasts were given from the chair. In proposing the toast of " The Prince and Princess of Wales, and of the Members of the Royal Family," the Chairman remarked that the Prince of Wales had joined them as a bencher, and was not the only lawyer in the Royal family.

The CHAiKMA.tr, in giving "The Army, Navy, and Volunteers," stated that for some eight years he had himself served in the Inns of Court Volunteers.

Mr. H. C. Hull having responded,

The Chairman said: I have now to propose to yon what I must call the toast of tbe evening, "Prosperity-to the United Law Clerks' Society." I look upon tbe gathering^ here to-night as an occasion of no ordinary moment. It is not that we are met here together for the purpose of what is called a charity dinner, but in our meeting to-night we have an opportunity of bringing together all the branches of one great profession ; a profession which not only holds a high position in this country among every clas9, bnt a profession which is respected and honoured almott with a jealous feeling by the people of other countries, and I believe this arises from the fact that they cannot understand why we should be so united. To England, and to England alone, must we look for an example of unity wbioh binds together the most humble clerk in the smallest office of a country solicitor and tbe Lord High Chancellor, which gave evidence of a feeling, not merely that the clerk may some day occupy a high office, but also of a feeling of lar moro general importance—namely, that every member of our body knows that he is part and parcel of one great community. And, gentlemen, we' are met here to-night to commemorate and to expound what should be a great principle with every community—viz., the principle of providence among ourselves—and there is no man, whatever bis position may be, whether he has met with success or not, but must acknowledge that principle to be one of the most important in the government of oar actions; and it is this prinoiple of providence, I think, which makes your society especially worthy of being supported, both from within and from without, because you not only by the subscriptions among your own members, and by suoh sums, small in comparison, as come from outside—you not only are ready by these means to help all the urgent cases of distress or difficulty that must arise in so large a body—but you do even more. You have established a steady and regular fund to which those who attain old age may look for assistance in the shape of an annuity, and I am more pleased myself when I look at the amount that is paid annually in annuities, even than Bt those amounts which are paid for the assistance of casual distress and suffering. I hops and trust that that may grow and increase in the future, and that the clerks may avail themselves of the benefits of such an instituticr. To this end I would urge upon their employers the necessity of encouraging them in joining the society, by showing their interest in its welfare in contributing to its funds. But to-night tbe members of the community with whom we are specially concerned are the lawyers' clerks; and anyone who has lived as I have myself among them, and been largely dependent upon their help for some forty years, must know and appreciate their value. It might be thought that when one had served one's own apprenticeship amongst the law clerks, and matt necessarily have personally mixed with them on many occasions in different ways in the performanoe of his duties, he wonld see and know more of ihelawyer's clerk then than would be the case when he became a judge in chambers. But that really is not Bo. There is an office where we judges sit that is very little snderstood by the outer community, and certainly not understood at all by those who represent the newspaper*, and that is a place called judges' chambers. We sit down in the corner of a room which used to be a very dirty room, but we have now actually got a bit of carpet. There we meet, without wig or gown, and pick up all the information we can with regard to cases which come before us, and sometimes we get a great deal of information from very youDg gentlemen. Now, a facetions friend of mine told me while we were waiting for dinner—I do not mean it was anybody's fault (hat we were waiting, certainly not the cook's—but a friend of mine told me this waiting had been invented as a sort of judgment upon myself, and was to remind me of how people were kept waiting at judges' chambers, I appeal to those who know how business is done there, and how we have to wait one for another, as must unavoidably be tbe case, as to what a large nmount of important business is done in a very short time at judges' chambers; and there it is that we see most of the lawyers' clerks. And I tell people again and tigain that if they wish to learn law, whether they be judges newly made or barristers not hitherto (practising in chambers, or some great and distinguished lawyer coming from the colonies or from a foreign country— I say to them, "Come and tit by me in judges' chambers and see what an amount of business is got through there, and you will find that a great deal of it is conducted by the common lawyers' clerks of the large firms in London." I •only speak, of course, of what is within my own knowledge, because hearsay evidence is not allowed; but I ■am quite sure that if all who are present at this table— if some of our solicitors who are here to-night were to ■tell their tale—they would say the same of each differeut -department of clerks upon whom they are dependent for the accuracy and character of their work. Bat to all and all I say again and again, Be provident while you can, not merely for the sake of the. actual sum of money 70U lay by, but for the habit of providence and tbe glorious ndependence it brings with it. I am not going to-night to weary you with any details of the amounts received and paid raway by your society, but I am glad to inform those who have not read these details that the amount is increasing steadily year by year, and in the right direction. I caanot sit down tonight without regretting that many who would desire to have been present are not here. Letters have been received from Tice-Chancellor Matins, now Sir Richard Malins, and from a great many of the Lords Justices and other learned judges regretting their absence to-night. I believe we have been a little unfoitunate in our selection of the evening. Lastly, I cannot sit down without an expression of tLe regret which I 'know you all feel at the loss we have sustained by the death of two very eminent members of our profession, who were as eminent in their kindliness of heart, and in their liberality in the assistance of others, as they were in maintaining the dignity of the law. I mean the late Lord Chief Justice of England, Sir Alexander Cockburn, who bas been present as chairman at several of your meetings; and, secondly, the late Lord Chief Baron. On the last occasion at which I had tbe pleasure of being present at your table the late Lord Chief Baron presided, and you know how ready he was to respond on any occasion when he was asked to take the chair at the festivals of your society. But those who knew him intimately as I did for many years, and had occasion to ace. bim in the robing room and to discuss matters with him, knew how large was bis heart, and how ready his hand to assist any persons, whoever they might be, who came to him in distress. These great spirits have passed away from us, but J believe the same spirit that governed and guided their hearts and minds remains among us still, and that we shall remember them, and shall go forward ourselves striving to ollow in their footsteps by assisting such a Bociety as this.

Mr. Bagshawe, Q.C., proposed the toast of "The Patrons <*f the Scoicty." He laid they comprited the most dis

tinguished men in the profession. Beginning with the Lord Chancellor he might say that no one ever surpassed him in the anxious desire, with the utmost possible liberality, to do all that he could to promote the welfare of the profession to which he belonged. Of the other patrons, he might sty that as they led the profession in dignity and ability, so also they led substantially the whole profession in the course they took in promoting to the utmost tbe interests of this society, which bad done so much for a class of the profession to whom they were all indebted, and in whom they took much interest. It was a great satisfaction to them to recollect that among the many services the hall in which they were meeting had discharged since Queen Elizabeth was entertained there with the performance of one of Shakespeare's plays, not the leut and not the last, he hoped, was that of providing a meeting place for the members and friends of tbe United Law Clerks' Society.

Mr. Bibchav, who responded, remarked that, for one of the non-t*lkiog members of their learned profession, to follow a learned Queen's Counsel waa a matter of great difficulty, and when it was communicated to him that he was expected to return thanks for the patrons, he looked at thtt full list of names, and could not but think there was some niistake, because he knew there must be members of the other branch of the profession bursting in eloquence, bursting in energy, and anxious to return thanks for the patrons who belonged to that particular branch of the profession. He thonght he might pass over these great names, and say one word for those patrons of tbe society who promoted its interest in a general way without appearing as patrons on the list. It was really a matter of surprise to him that these patrons should be so few. The members of the profession numbered, he believed, some fourteen or fifteen hundred barristers in London, and some two or three thousand solicitors, and when he looked at the miserable list he held in his hand, and observed how few were really patrons of the society, he was astonished, because he felt that the purposes of the society were so good, the impulses which governed it were so generous and right, that it formed a great link between the different branches of the profession. It was too true that this society was only just able to meet the engagements which came prospectively upon it. He was very urgent as the trustee of the society a short time ago that there should be a valuation of the society made in anticipation of the requirements of the liw. The result was that it was solvent, but the expenses of msntgement were being paid by voluntary contributions. Wi.cn he saw how few these voluntary contributions were, and how much good might be done if they were larger, he hoped everyone who was in the position of a patron of that society would go home and think bow wise and generous it would be if he became an annual subscriber to tbe society, and brought a few friends in to join him.

The Rev. Dr. Vauohax, in proposing the health of "The Chairman," said he did so with ranch pleaaore on two grounds; first, in consideration of his own merits; and, secondly, that he was his father's son. The father of their learned and honourable chairman was the first barrister who presided on an occasion of the nature of the meeting for which they were gathered together. He was held in honour by the profession, be was honoured in life, and was still honoured in memory. It was one beautiful feature of the legal profession that at this moment England bad on its bench three distinguished sons of three distinguished fathers. He was sure those present wonld agree with him, that not the least honourable of those three judges was presiding over them that evening. He congratulated tbeta upon being members of this great profession. The profession to whioh he belonged, and the profession of tbe law, were honoured sisters in this great and mighty empire. And another great profession was that of medicine'. It was difficult to say whioh of those three had contributed most to the greatness and happiness of England. He believed the profession did itself the most hononr when it considered itself as one of tbe three beneficent, and he would sty remedial, professions whioh exercised their healing art in thia great community. In the To 1 pie Church, as elsewhere, the worshippors were in the habit of praying for those who were sufferers in mind, body, and estate. The profession to whioh be belonged ministered to the miod; the profession to wbiuh the great doctors and surgeons of England belonged ministered to tbe body; and the legal profession ministered to the estate. He ventured to say that their ministry of the estate v>aa One of the most benefioent of all the ministries exeroisa in this country. He could tell of the amount of meroy and lovingkindness shown by the profession in the prevention of litigation. He ventured to say the most honoured men in this country were those who kept families from incurring the misery and rnin of a costly litigation. To some of trie younger members of the profession Lis words might M '"in ridiculous, but it would not be so when they had risen to the head of the profession or when they had had the experience which had fallen to his lot.

The Chairman briefly responded, and observed that those who were young could hardly know how great was the pleasure, how high above all success that any professional advantage could give, was the feeling that the members of the profession were appreciated, and that they were kindly thought of by those among whom they bad laboured and Jived for miny years.

Mr. Crump proposed the heilth of the "Benchers of the Middle Temple," who had so kindly placed tho hall at the service of the society.

Mr. C. Clare, Q.C., responded, and expressed the pleasure which the benchers felt at giving to their excellent society the opportunity of dining in the hall to celebrate their fortynii.th anniversary.

Several other toasts were omitted owing to the lateness of the hour.

During the evening an excellent selection of music was given under tbe direction of Mr. Charles Stevens, assisted by Madame Adeline Paget, Madame Florenoe Winn, Mr.T. W. Hanson, Mr. Arthur Thompson, Mr. Dutton, and Mr. C. £. Tinney. Mr. C. Stevens presided at the pianoforte. Subscriptions were announced amounting to about £100.

LAW ASSOCIATION.

At the usual monthly meeting of the directors, held at the hall ol the Incorporated Law Society, Chancery-lane, on Thursday, June 2, the following being present—viz., Mr. Boodle (chairman), and Messrs. Burgess, Collisson, Desborough, jnn., Nisbet, Parkin, Styan, Sydney Smith, Sawtell, and Henry Vallanoe, and A. B. Carpenter (secretary)— a grant cf £50 was made to tbe widows of two members, £1,270 to the widowsj of the primary class, £75 to widows of the secondary class, and the ordinary general business was transacted.

RESTRICTIVE CONDITIONS
OE SALE.

The attention of onr readers was sometime ago drawn to the practice of tbe urban sanitary authority of the city of Bristol, where extensive street improvements have for several years been going on, of selling their salvages or surplus lands nnder unusually restrictive conditions as to title—in fact, it would seem without giving or showing any title whatever.

Yesterday (10:h inet), the authority by their surveyor and clerk offered no less than forty lots for sale by auotion under the following, amongst other, conditions of sale : —

4. The several lots shall be marked out by the surveyor for the time beiog of the vendors for the respective purchasers, who shall accept the tame so marked out without question.

5. The vendors are the mayor, aldermen, and burgesses of the city of Bristol, being, by the council of the said oity, the urban saniary authority for the district of the city and county of Bristol, and the property now offered for sale is part of the surplus portion of property acquired under statutory powers for the purpose of public improvements. The vendors stipulate that no purchaser shall call for any abstract, or for the production of their title, or of any deeds or writings, or shall investigate or make any objection or requisition in respect of such title, or the rights, liabilities, or tenancies (if any) subject to which tbe lot is sold ; but such purchaser shall admit, as regards all the lots, that the vendors are seised of the property sold, subject as aforeseid in fee simple in possession both at law and in equity, free f'Om incumbrances, and, as regards all the lots, that they

have power to sell the same subject to these conditions ; and such purchaser shall require no recittl in the conveyance thereof, whether on fee-farm rent or absolutely, as to such seisin, or otherwise, or as to any other matter, and no purchaser shall make any requisition in respect of any statement contained in this condition, nor require any evidence in support of such statement.

9. The vendors will convey eaoh lot with its legal and actual appurtenanoes only, without any general or other words, and as regards lots 1,5, and 6 with a reservation of tbe rights of way mentioned in the particulars; and the vendors shall not be required to enter into any covenant for title or production of deeds or writings except only a limited covenant that they have not done or knowingly suffered anything to incumber ; nor shall they be required to hand over to the pnrohaser any deeds or writings whatsoever.

The solicitors at Bristol, who for some time past have complained of the matter, held a general meeting of their body and passed the following resolutions, which were advertised in the looal newspapers of Saturday last:—

".Notice is hereby given that at a meeting of the solicitors praotising in Bristol, specially convened and held the 3rd of June, 1881, at the Bristol Law Library, the following resolutions were unanimously passed :—

"1. That, in the opinion of this meeting, the practice which is now adopted by the Bristol Sanitary Authority of providing on sales of their salvages that their title is to be accepted without investigation, and that the purchaser is not to have any title deeds handed to him or any oovenant whatever for title or for production of deeds, should be abandoned for the following (amongst other) reasons i—

"a. The whole risk of a defective title is thereby thrown

on the pnrohaser; "4. In oase of any action of ejectment or any claims being made against him, whether well-founded or otherwise, be has no means of supporting his title; "e. Trustees are preoluded from lending their trust fnnds by way of mortgage on such property as thie, to which no title is or can be Bhown. "2. That, in the opinion of this meeting, if the Bristol Sanitary Authority do not see fit to adopt the usnal praotioe of furnishing an abstract, they should aooept the responsibility of the titles whioh they refuse to disclose by giving an absolute covenant for the proteotion of the purchaser.

"3. That tbe president and vice-president of the Bristol Incorporated Law Society, Mr. Bedell, Mr. Chilton, Mr. W. B. Clarke, Mr. Henry Cooke, Mr. Pope, Mr. Srrann, and Mr. Yassall, be requested to attend the sale of salvages on tbe 10th iost., and draw pnblic attention to the resolutions passed this day.

"i. That the foregoing resolutions be forwarded to the clerk of the authority, and be advertised in the Bristol newspapers.

"(Signed) Alfred Cox, Chairman. "Bris'ol, 3rd of June, 1881."

MR. JUSTICE WATKIN WILLIAMS ON INEQUALITY OF SENTENCES.

Sin Watkin Williams, on Monday, presided at an Eisteddfod held at Allt Ddu, near Pwllheli. Responding to an address presented to him,

Sir Watkin Williams, after some remarks on the subject of the meeting, said:—"You wish to know what is my experience of my present office. The administration of the criminal law I approached with horror and with dread. Onr criminal code has been, and still is, the most severe and sanguinary in all Europe; and a large number of the English people seem to me to be ferocious by nature, and to have a very imperfect idea of the only true and legitimate objects of punishment; and, while they cry for vengeance, they are infuriated by the moderation and humanity of the most just and experienced of the judge?. Lord Campbell, in his autobiography, recording his feelthat .tb» wretohed prisoners awaiting the dreaded presence of the judge little dream how much more the judge often dreids the ordeal than they do. When I see these unhappy creatures, and think over what may hare been their infancy end their childhood, and their early associations, and the ntter absence of all chance of forming good habits and cultivating happy instincts, they seem to me far more objects of compassion and pity than of vengeance and hatred, and I tremble to think by what an accident of accidents our positions are not reversed. At the same time, our social system, if it is to exist in anything like a civilized form, most be protected, and crime must be punished as a deterrent against repetition, and the criminals must, if possible, be reclaimed. But vengeance is not our*, and to indulge in it is mere savagery and ferocity. I am bound, however, to say that I sympathize to a large event with the wonder and perplexity in the publio mind caused by what strikes them as the inequality and uncertainty of sentence!. To a certain extent this inequality is no doubt real. So long as judges have different ideas respecting degrees of criminality and of punishment this must be so; but to a still larger and by far the larger extent their inequality is apparent only and quite unreal. In the case of most crimes there is great latitude of punishment sanctioned by the law, because there is the greatest diversity and inequality in the possible degrees of criminality; a burglary maybe a most alarming and atrocious crime committed by a professional housebreaker, or it may be in substance a trivial petty tbeft; a manslaughter may present features exceeding in villainy and cruelty many murders, or it may be little more than a common assault; aud the intermediate degrees between these are infinite. The knowledge of the public is derived from the reports in the publio press, and in the vast majority of cases, as I am informel by the most experienced of the judges, it is absolutely impossible to obtain from these reports a faithful or adequate picture of all the features of the case. None but the most skilful of reporters with adequate space at his command can present a true and faithful representation, disclosing the essential points in just perspective with the real lights and shades and colour belonging to the true picture ; when the reporter Ib careless, unskilful, or unfaithful, of course, the case is hopeless, and it is farther an undoubted fact that many reporters form their own theory of a case and, in th ir short abstract, unconsciously give undue prominence and weight to those points which t«nd to support their theory. One of the most experienced of the judges informed me that 1 was a common experience for him to notice in the reports of casts that facts which he regarded as of great consequence as bearing npon the degree of criminality were wholly unnoticed, whilst others were brought into false and unnatural light. What wonder, then, that the public mind is astonished and perplexed at the inequality of sentences 'The subject is one of vast and far-reaching consequences, and one well worthy the attention of public men; but if the people wish fairly to judge the judges they must be careful first to see that they have a true and faithful picture of their actions.

LEGAL APPOINTMENTS.

Mr. Robert Ellett, solicitor, of Ciiencester and Wootton line sett, has been elected I'resident of the Gloucestershire Incorporated Law Society for the ensuing year. Mr. Ellett was admitted a solicitor in 1859. He is cletk to the Circencester Local Board, to the county magistrates, and to the Commissioners of Taxes.

Mr. Herbert Edwabd Farnfield (of the firm of J. A. & II. E. Farnfield, solicitors, 90, Lower Thames-street, E.C.), has been appointed a Commissioner to administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature.

Mr. T. Habley Jones (M.A., Cantab), solicitor, of 15, Finsbury-circue, E.C., has been appointed a Commissioner to administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature.

Mr. Alfred Pope, solicitor, of D irehester, has been appointed a Perpetual Commissioner fur Dorsetshire fur taking the Acknowledgments of Deeds by Married Women.

Mr. John Williams Randall, solicitor (of the firm of Brnndett, Randal), & Govett), of 10, King's Bench-walk, Temple, has been appointed a Perpetual Commissioner for

taking the Acknowledi?meits of Deeds by Muried Woaen for the County of Middlesex, and the Cities of London and Westminster.

Mr. John Hugh Robsrts, solicitor, of Carnarvon, hu been appointed by Lord Penryn, Lord-Lieu ten int of Carnarvonshire, to the offioe of Clerk of the Pei-e for that county. Mr. Roberts is town cl;rk of Carnarvon, clerk t> the county magistrates, and coroner for the oountjr. lie was admitted a solicitor in 1360, and ho is in pa-tnership with Mr. George Thomas.

Mr. Edwabd Lyon Shelton, solicitor (of the firm of Howard & Shelton), of 39, Threadneedle-street, has been appointed a Commissioner to administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature.

Mr. Charles Edwaed Spearman, solicitor (of the firm of Brought on, Hensley, & Speakman), of Crewe and N&atwich, has been appointed Clerk to the Ms^istratas for the Borough of Crewe. Mr. Speakman was admitted a solicitor in 1868. His senior partner, Mr. Edward Delves Broughton, is registrar of the Crewe and Nantwich Coiinty Courts.

Mr. Thomas Wright, solicitor, of i, FenchurcVbuildings, and of Leicester and Rugby, has been appointed a Commissioner to administer Oaths in the Supre ne Court of Judicature.

Mr. John Williams, solicitor, of Ross, has been appointed a Commissioner to administer Oaths iu the Suprj nj Court of Judicature.

DISSOLUTIONS OF PARTNERSHIPS.

William Dampier Jeans and William Henry Hepherd, solicitors, 27, Winwick-street, Warrington. May 31. The said William D impier continues the business.

Morley Rodwell and Edward Thornton Evans, 89, Chancery-lane, solicitors (Morley Rodwell & Evans). May 2. The said Morley Rodwell will carry on the business on his ovn ac -ount. {Gazette, Jnne 8,1831.]

COMPANIES.

WINDIXG-UP* NOTICES.
Joint Stock Companies.
Limited In Chanceby.

Batlby Mancfactubixg Company, Limited.—Petition (or winding up, presented May 31, directed to be heard before the M.R. on Jane 18. Ridsdale and Co, Gray's inn Bq, agents for Chadwick and Sons, solicitors for the petitioner.

Gaewkrn Slate Quahby Company, Limited.—By an order made by Hall, V.C, dated May 27, it was ordered that the company be wound up. Gregory and Co, Bedford row, agents for Davies, Dolgelly, solicitor for the petitioner.

Hull Co-operative Provident Compant, Limited.-Petition for winding up, presented May 30, directed to be heard 1>efore Fry, on June 17. Rollitand Sons, Mark lane, agents for Rollit and Sons, Hull, solictors for the jwtitioner.

R. B. Fabtxedgb, Limited—Petition for winding up, pre«nwd June 1, directed to be heard before the M.R. on June 18. Hindson and Co., Moorgate st, solicitors for the petitioners.

Scottish Pktrolecm Company, Limited.—By an order made by Hal), V.C, dated May 27, it was ordered that the company be wound up. Carter, Old Jewry chambers, solicitor for potitiitner.l

[Gazette, June 3.J

East London Galvanized Iron Company, Limited.—By an order made by the M.R., dated May 28, it was ordered that the above company be wound up. Linklater and Co, Walbrook, solictors for the petitioners

Indian Mammofth Gold Mineb, Limited.—Petition for winding up, presented June 3, directed to bo heard before the M.R., on June 18. Colo and Son, Church ct, Clement's lane, solicitors for the petitioner

Lager Brer Brewery, Limited.—By an order mado by the M.R* dated May 28, it was ordered that the above company be wound up. Rodgers and Clarkson, Walbrook, solicitors for the petitioner

Llandrindod Wells Freehold Lind And Building Comt*tt, Limited.—By an order made by V.C. Hall, dated May 31, it was ordered that the above company be wound up. Yanderpump, Gray's inn sq, solicitor for the petitioner

Moray Firth Mining Company:, Limited.—By an order ma le by the M.R., dated June 4. it was ordered that the almve company he wound up. Greenfield and Abbott, Queen Victoria si, solicitors for the petitioner

Pexabth Iron And Steel Company, Limited.—By an order made by Fry, J, dated May 27, it was ordered that tho above company be wound up. Marsland, St Switbin's lane, agents for Addlcskaw and Warburton, Manchester, solicitors for the petitioners

R. B. Fastnbdgr, Limited Petition for winding up, presented June 2, directed to bo heard before V.C. Hall, on June 1". Rosenthal, Holborn Viaduct, solicitor for tho petitioners

Richards And Co., Limited.—By an order made by the M.R., dated May 28, it was ordered that the above company be wound up. Davies and Co, Frederick's pi. Old Jewry, solicitors for the petitioners

Wksterx Distbict Co-operative Society, Limited.—V.C. Hall has, by an order dated May 26, appointed James Boyes, 42, Poultry, to be official liquidator Western District Co-operative Socibtt, Limited.—Creditors t are, on or before Jnly 1, to send their names and addresses and the particulars of their debts or claims to James Boyes, 42, Poultry. July 12 at 12 is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims

[Gazette, June 7.]

Ttmlihitkd iir Chancery. Holly House Freehold Land Society.—Creditors are required, on or before June 30, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to John Armstead, St Peter's close, Sheffield. July 11 at 12 is appointed for bearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims.

\_Gizctte, June 3.]

County Palatihe Op Lancaster. Ascbott, Robinson, And Wilson, Limited.—By an order made by the V.C., dated May 30, it was ordered that the above company be wound up. Johnson, Liverpool, solicitor for the petitioner

[Gazette, June 7.1

Friendly Societies Dissolyet>,

Violet Lodge Aiccient Free Gardeners, Christian Lay Church, James William st., Sunderland, Durham. May 30.

, [ Gazette, Juuo 3.J

Drayton Pabslow Primitive Methodist Benefit Society Foe

Females, Drayton Parslow, Bucks. June 3 Sheffield Perseverance Sick And Funeral Society, White

Lion Hotel, Barker's Pool, Sheffield. June 3

{Gazette, June 7.J

OBITUARY.

LORD JUSTICE JAMES. The Right Hon. Sir William Milboume James, LL.D., Lord Justice of Appeal, died at his residence, 47, Wimpolestreet, on tbe 7th inet., at the age of seventy-four. The deceased juHge was the Ron of Mr. Christopher Jair.cs, of Swansea, and was born in 1807. He was educated at the University of Glasgow, where he proceeded to the degree of M.A., and he was more recently created an honorary LL.D. of the s .me university. He was oalled to the bar at Lin. coin's inn in 1831, and practised for many years as an equity draftsman and conveyancer. For some year. hU professional progress was slow, but he gradually obtained a lucrative practice, and the reputation of a sound equity lawyer. In 1851 he received a silk gown from Lord Truro, and a year or two afterwards he succeeded the late Lord Westbury as VicaChancellor of the County Palatine of LancaHler. He never had a seat in Parliament, but in 1859 be was a candidate for the borough of Derby in the Liberal interest. He had for many years a fair business. He was lending coun-el for the plaintiffin the celebrated spiritualist case of Lyon v. Home, and he held a brief in the Colenio case, and other important ecclesiastical suits. In 1869 he was appointed a ViceChancellor by Lord Hatberley in succession to the late Sir George Giffard, and he received the honour of knighthood. In the fallowing year he was appointed a Lord Justice of the Appeal and a Privy Councillor, in succession to the late Sir Charles Selwyn. His colleague, Lord JoBtice Giflard, died a few days afterwards, and he thereupon became senior Lord Justice, the late Sir George Mellish becoming his colleague. On the passing of the Judicature Acts he became a permanent member of the new ■Court of Appeal. Lord Justice James' health had long been precuiocs, but he seldom absented himself from bis judicial dnties. He was attacked with congestion of the lungs about a fortnight before the end of the Etster Sittings, but it was hoped that he would be able to resume his Beat after the present vacation. He was a bencher of Lincoln's-inn, ■and had served the office of treasurer of that society. He was married in 1846 to a daughter of the Might Eev. Dr. Otter, formerly Bishop of Chicheiter.

CREDITORS' CLAIMS.

CREDITORS UNDER ESTATES IN CHANCERY. LAST DAY OF PROOF.

Bates, John, Oxford. Juno 20. Bates v Bates, V.C. Hall. Davie, Wellington

Crook, Thomas, sen, Mount Pleasant, Upper Clapton, Gent. July

1. Denham v Denham, V.C. Hall. Turner, Leadenhall st Dimsdale, Elizabeth Nancy Widnell, Barton, Ampthill. June

17. Linford v Lea, V.C. Hall. Lea, FurnivaFs inn FoEster, Catherine, Hove, Sussex. June 20. Forster v Cooper.

V.C. Hall. Colman, Argyll st, Regent st Harrison, Ann, Lupus st, Pimlico. June 14. Harrison v Woodlcy,

V.C. Hall. Kinsey and Ade, Bloomsbury pi Hill, George, Deeping St Nicholas, Lincoln, Farmer. June U.

Stamford, Spalding, and Boston Banking Company v Hill, V.C.

Hall. Calthrop, Spalding Hutchixgs, James Duncan, St Philip's rd, Dalston, Warehouse

man. June 14. Gibbings v Hntchings, M.R. Gusli, Finsbury

circus

Jones, Esther. Llandilofawr, Carmarthen. June 1J. Jones v

Russell, M.R. Davies, Haverfordwest Riddler, Richard, Belle Vue, Hounslow, Gent. Ju-.o 18. Ridler v

Ridler, V.C. Bacon. Castle, Southampton st, Bloxusbury Simpson, John, Keighley, York, Upholsterer. June 15. Simpson

v Simpson, V.C. Hall. Robinson, Keighley

[Gazette, May 17.J

CREDITORS UNDER 22 & 23 VICT. CAP. 25. LAST DAY OF CLAIM.

Bailey, Simeon, Warrington, Earthenware Dealer. July 1. Jeans

and Hepherd, Warrington Baldwin, William, Hook, Master Mariner. June 20. England and

Son, Goole

Barber, Fairless, Rastrick, York, Solicitor. July 1. Oliver, Brighouse

Butt, Henry, the elder, Kingscote, Gloucester, Farmer. July I.

Smith, NaUsworth Collier, Charles Churchill, Sherborne, Dorset, Innkeeper. July

10. Melmoth and Bartlett, Sherborno EBswoRrn, Henry William, Maidenhead, Berks, Salesman. July

7. Bevan and Daniell, Chancery lane Elliot, John Fogg, Durham, Esq. July 1, Hargreaves, Durham Glover, Charlotte, Beacon hill, Camden rd. June 21. Burton

and Willoughby, Daventry Groves, Thomas, Rotherhithe, Surrey, Wharfinger. June 2-J.

Kearscy and Co, Old Jewry Handley, John, Wednesbury, Stafford, Butcher, July 1. Seaman*

Wednesbury

Harbison, Edward, Polygon, Southampton, Gent. June 11. Sharp

and Co, Southampton Heokhty, Michael John, Lawrence rd, Bow. June 20. Wood and

Wooton, Fish street hill Hide, Kkzia, Macclesfield st. Saint Luke. June 24. Parkes, Queen

Victoria st

Holroyd, Charles, Rochdale, Lancaster, Woollen Manufacturer.

June 28. Jackson, Rochdale Lamotte, Pjmma, Clifton rd, Exeter. July I. Nickinson and Co,

Chancery lane

Lea, Benjamin, Gloucester, Merchant's Clerk. July 20. Poole, Gloucester

Macdonald, James, Russell sq, Esq. July 1. Griffith and Eggar, Brighton

Maxfield, Anns Ramsay, Hove, nr Brighton. June 21. Verrall, Brighton

Mason, John, Ellington st, Caledonian rd, Retired Contractor. June 30. Walker, Chancery lane

Morgan, Andrews, Nonington, Kent, Veterinary Surgeon, June 30. Sankej* and Co, Canterbury

Murray, Patrick, Newcastle uponTyne, Draj>er. June 30. Chartrcs and Co, Ncwcastlo upon Tyne

Ollivek, James, St Donys, South SUmeliuni, Gent. July 2. Hickman and Son, Southampton

Pattlley, Matilda, Bournomout-h, June 2-4. Drnitt, the younger, Bournemouth

Pedder, Edward James, Bootle, nr Livorpool, Photographer. Jane

2o. Simpson and North, Liverpool Pughe, John Elliott Howard, Liverpool, Surgeon. June 25.

Thomclev and Dismore, Liverpool Roberts, William, Devonshire rd, Wandsworth rd, Boatbuilder.

July 1. Burgoyne and Co, Oxford st Robinson, Emma, Alnwick, Northumberland. July 9. Jones,

Durham

Smith, John, Bishopstone, Wilts, Yeoman. July 4. Kiuneir and

Tombs, Swindon Wade, Sarah, Doncoster, York. June 24. Clark, Snnith Warren, Robert Baker, Kingsnympton, Devon, Farm Labourer.

June -4. Shapland and Son, Southmolton Whitehead, Joe, Manchester, Ironfounder. July 11. Farrar and

Hall, Manchester Willdat. George, Cinderford, East Dean, Gloucester, Accountant

Clerk. July 1. Bradstock, Cinderford Willis, Mercy Maria, Powis st, Woolwich. July 2. Sampson,

Woolwich

Wix, Henry, Walthamstow, Essex, Esq. June 30. Janson and Co,

Finsbury circus Wood, John, Durham, Painter. June 11. Chapman, Durham Wright, Ralph Aston, Stafford, Stationer. June 27. Spilsbnry.

Stafford

[Gazette, May 24.J

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