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belonged. Up to that time no organization at all had exi-ted, and if they compared those email beginnings with the state of affairs at the present time, he thought they might fairly indulge in some feelings of pride and satisfaction not nnmingled with gratitude to those who were the original founders, and to those who fostered the society in its earlier years and fairly gent it on its way. Down to the year 1831 when the sooiety first had a building whieh it could call its own, the sphere of its operations had been very limited, and its external influence had been scarcely felt. Now it could boast a governing body which held in its oharge the examinations of all candidates who sought to enter the rank* of the solicitor branch of the profession. He might even almost say that the society held in its obarge their legal education. The status of the solicitor branoh had been immeasurably improved by its influence; and at the present time the jndges and members of the Houses of Parliament consulted it in all projected reforms in legal procedure. It was nnquestionable that the society now exeroiaed a not inconsiderable influence upon current legislation. But feeling grateful as they ought to their founders and to those who assisted in the formation of the sooiety, very much was due to two able men, who, during the fifty years over whioh the existence of the sooiety extended, had nsted as its only secretaries—he referred to Mr. Maugham and Mr. Williamson. He believed that no sooiety was ever better served by its secretaries, and each of the gentlemen he had named seemed to him partionlarly fitted to his own time and sphere of action. Mr. Williamson was the type and model of a secretary. He nnited to great intelligence and activity a never-flagging zeal, happily tempered with judgment and discretion, and although his multifarious avocations must often have put both his powers and his temper to the test, his courtesy and affability must be appreciated by all who knew him.

The Chaikman, in acknowledging the toast, wished that Mr. Williamson could have replied to it. He had had years of experience of the society, whilst he (the Chairman) had only had fifty weeks' experience as president. However, with the exception of Mr. Williamson, he supposed that he knew more about the Incorporated Law Society at the present moment than anyone else. He would not think for one moment of detaining them by talking of all that the society was d'line, but he could say one or two words with respect to edncation. It was all very well to talk of the examinations that were held in the society's hall, but he held that the principal part of the edncation of the articled clerk took place in the office of the solicitor to whom he was hound, who had first of all to teach him to be an honest man. Ab to the purification of the solicitor branch of the profession, he was happy to believe that as the solicitors increased in numbers, so the offences of solicitors became fewer and fewer, and they only appeared to he greater to the public, because they were in most instances brought to light. The solicitors washed their dirty linen before the world, whilst in other communities, such as the bar, it was done in private. One of the matters which had occupied the attention of the society during the year, had been the intercourse of solicitors with the bar. He hoped that iu future years the access of solicitors to the bar would be rendered very much easier than was at present the case. There had been a little difference with the bar during the last few weeks, who thought that the council were attacking them personally. But they were not attacking them personally. They were only attacking the system, and they meant to attack the system and hoped it would be reformed some day. The members of the bar had perhaps some advantage over the solicitors in having the privilege of direct access to the bench ; at the same time the solicitor had the advantage of direct access to the client —and the public hardly knew how often the solicitor prevented litigation—how often he gave his advice as an honest man witli a view to bringing about an arrangement and putting an end to litigation. With regard to the society, it was a body charged with very important functions. He had already spoken of the provincial law societies, and observed how pleased the metropolitan society was that they existed; but it was obvious that there must be one body charged with certain grand duties, and that body would most naturally be one which had its habitude in the metropolis. He could not help remarking npon the pleasure it had been to him during his year of office to find the members of the council who composed the various deputations to the judges and others

in authority received with that consideration which they rightly deserved. The solicitors were called the lower branoh of the profession. He repudiated the term altogether. They might have functions to perform which were different from those of the other branch, but he considered them all on the same level. The judges, of course, rose above tbem; otherwise they were all members of the legal profession doing their utmost to serve the public to the best of their ability in their several capacities. He believed the Incorporated Law Society was well served by those who represented it in London, and he would remind their friends in the country that twenty of the fifty members of the council were from the country. He could only say in conclusion that he was sure the Incorporated Law Society would continue to bs represented, as it had been, by good men, and, patting himself out of the question, that in the presidents that had gone before him, and he believed in those that would come afterwards they would find men who would worthily represent the honour, dignity, and interests of their common profession.

Mr. Thomas Mallah (Oxford Law Society), in submitting "The Health of the President," referred to the fact that it To twenty-five years since he first made his acquaintance, and at that time he looked forward to his occupying an exalted poajition in the profession. The toast was received with acclamation.

The Chairman, in acknowledging the compliment, said that he had always looked npon the position of president of the Incorporated Law Society as one of great honour, bathe did not know how he would have fared had be not bad the able assistance of the secretary, the assistant secretary, ind the remainder of the staff, in the performance of the duties which devolved upon him. It was a position which was of considerable use to the profession, and hs was quite sure that those who followed him would continue to execute its duties handed down from his predecessors with the same zeal and earnestness which had characterized their efforts.

Mr. Bbamlet (Sheffield Law Society) gave " The Entertainment Committee," and, in the conrse of his remarks, trusted that the Incorporated Law Society would use their efforts with the object of obtaining better provision for the accommodation of the solicitor branoh of the profession in the New Law Courts.

Mr. GniNHAM Keen (Chairman of the Entertainment Committee) responded, and observed that the more solicitors pulled together the better it would be for the interests of the profession, and, what was far more important, for the good of the country.

The Chairman, referring to the observations of Mr. Bramley, stated that the council had been very active who respect to the question of the accommodation of solicitors in the New Law Courts. They had conferred with Mr. Street early in the year, and bad asked for accommodation in the courts, and joint access with the bar to the corridor and library, and that rooms might be provided for solicitors. A short time since they had heard from the Lord Chancellor that two courts had been provisionally fitted up, and they had been invited to inspect them. They had iuspected them, and did not at all like one of them—in which the old well for solicitors was retained. The other one was fitted up in a much better fashion, very much on the model of the Lord Justices' court, and the Exchequer Court at Westminster, and a table was provided for the convenience of the solicitors. The council, in replying to the LordChancellor.had expressed s hope that seats might be placed for solicitors on both sides of the table, and stated that they had been led to the belie', from what passed with. Mr. Street, that solicitors wotjd have access to the corridors and library in the same way » barristers. The question of aocess to the library would probably depend upon whether the society would join in the expense of furnishing it with books.

An excellent selection of music was performed by Miss Agnes Larkcom, Mr. Stedman's choir boys—Misters Probert, Walenn, Fielder, and Toop j Mr. Harper K»«rton, Mr. Frederick Bevan, and Mr. Luigi Carozzi (solo flute), nnder the direction of Mr. John Davis, who presided at the piano. Messrs. Ring 4 Brymer served the dinner. Mr. Harker was toastmaster.

LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL.

LAW STUDENTS' DEBATING SOCIETY. Tuesday, June 28.—Mr. Spiers in the chair.—Mr. Kains. Jackson opened in the negative the debate on the question, "Does the Government deserve the confidence of the country?" A discnssion followed, in which Messrs. Kirk, Napier, and Bartlett supported the affirmative, and Messrs. C. E. Barry, J. A. Neale, Van Sommer, Fergus, and Lloyd Jones the negative side of the question. Mr. Kains-Jackson having replied, the question was deoided in the negative by a majority of one vote. The annual meeting will be held next Tuesday, July 5, when the treasurer's accounts and committee's report for the year will be presented and the officers /or the ensuing session elected. The proposed new rules, which have been under the consideration of the society during the month, will be laid before the meeting as amended, and a resolution for their adoption will be pioposed.

UNITED LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY.

A meeting was held at Clement's Inn, on Wednesday, June 22, when a joint debate took place between the members of this society and those of the Soinerville Club. Mr. B. T. Bartrum was in the chair. The subject of debate, " That the present position of women in England,political and social, is injurious to the interests of the nation," was opened by Miss Orme, who supported the motion, and Mr. H. J. Brown, who opposed it. The debate was continued by Mrs. Ashton Dilke, Mrs. Malet, Miss Wilkinson, Miss Fhipson, Mrs. Hatberley, Mrs. Chance, and Messrs. Symes, BundleLevey, Warb ivrton,] Ackland, and Nicholl. At ten o'clock Mr. Mott-Wb£tehouse moved the adjournment of the debate until Wednesday, June 29, which motion was carried by a large majority. The adjourned debate npon the above motion will accordingly be resumed on Wednesday next, nheo all members and their frienda are invited to attend.

A meeting was held at Clement's-inn on Wednesday, June 29, when the adjourned debate was continued between the members of this society and those of the Somerville Club. Mr. B. T. Bartrum was in the chair. The subject of debate was "That the present position of women in England, political and social, is injurious to the interests of the nation," and it was resumed by Mr. Mott-Whitehouse, and continued by Miss Hart, Miss Quicke, and Mrs. Maxwell, aid Messrs. Samuel, Pickersgill, Barr, Collyer, and Spence. Miss Orme replied, and upon a division the motion was carried by a large majority. A vote of thanks to the Somerville Club, which was proposed by Mr. Kains-Jaekson and seconded by Mr. F. 0. Edlin, and carried unanimously, terminated the proceedings.

GRAY'S-INN MOOT SOCIETY.

A meeting of the above society was held on Thursday evening, the 16th ult., in the hall of Gray's-inn, when the question " Can the counts on which Herr Johann Most was convicted be supported under the statute 24 & 25 Vict, c. 100, s. 4 ?" was argued before Mr. J. J. Powell, Q.C., by Messrs. J. G. Shipman (barrister, Inner Temple), and C. A. O. Conybeare (barrister, Gray's-inn), for the conviction ; and Messrs. E. Bundle Levey (barrister, Gray's-inn), and — Wheeler (Inner Temple), against. In giving judgment, the learned president decided against the prisoner on all the three grounds taken by the counsel for the defence—viz., that no specific person was mentioned in the indictment as having been incited j that the incitement to murder was directed against no specific person, and that the incitement itself was not specific. The learned president, in thanking the members of the society for a vote of thanks to him for his kindness in presiding, expressed himself highly pleased with this his first introduction to the Gray's-inn Moot Society. He felt Bo convinced of the usefulness of its work that he should urge upon .the benchers of his own Inn the advisability of its further extension.

The next meeting will be held on the 30th inst, at Gray'sinn, at eight p.m., when Mr. Robert Bomer, Q.C., will ■preside.

CALLS TO THE BAR. The undermentioned gentlemen were on Wednesday called to the bar by the Hon. Society of the Inner Temple :—Mr. William Ovens Clark, B.A., Dublin; Mr. Alan Walter Lennox Boyd, M. A, Oxford ; Mr. George Edward Hermon, M.A., Oxford; Mr. William Phillips, B.A., Cambridge ; Mr. Thomas Arthur Roberts, B.A., Oxford; Mr. John Brook, B.A., Oxford; Mr. John Braileford Bright, M.A., Oxford; Mr. Edward Palmer Chapman, B.A., Oxford; Mr. Arthur Anthony Baumann, B.A., Oxford; Mr. George Soames Layard, B.A., Cambridge; Mr. Thomas Woodcock Denman, LL.B., Cambridge; Mr. James Arthur Percival Stephens, B.A., Oxford; Mr. William Edward Lawson, B.A., Cambridge ; Mr. Latham Gallup Reed, B.A., LLB., Cambridge; Mr. Charles Moon Kennedy, B.A.Cambridge; JMr. Edward Windsor Hussey, B. A., Oxford ; Mr. Cecil Arthur Tennant, Cambridge; Sir John Alexander Hanham, B.A., Oxford; Mr. George Musgrave, M.A., Oxford; Mr. Arthur Edgar Graven'.r Rhodes, B.A., Cambridge; Mr. Ralph Hare Griffin (holder of a studentship awarded by the Council of Legal Education, Trinity Term, 1879, and of a scholarship in Common Law, awarded by the Inner Temple, February, 1880), Cambridge; Mr. Joakim Nicholas Pogose; Mr. Henry Jacob Canekeratne; Mr. William Francis Clerke, B.A., Oxford; Mr. Charles Carroll Macnamara, B.A., Oxford; Mr. Reginald Brodie Dvke Acland, B.A., Oxford ; Mr. Herbert Stephen, LL.B., Cambridge; the Hon. Alfred Lyttleton, B. A., Cambridge; Mr. William Dugdale Harlan J; Mr. Sandford Moore, B.A., Dublin; Mr. Walter Baldwyn Gates, B.A,, Cambridge; Mr. Eben William Wynn Edwards, B.A.,Cambridge; Mr. William Henry MacGeorge, Mr. Gilbert Metcalfe, Mr. Alexander Fraser Morrison, Mr. Henry James Brown, and Mr. William Lawrence Wensyss Pearson.

The undermentioned gentlemen were called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple :—Mr. David Ogilvy Meiklejohn; Mr. William Grant Ellis ; Mr. Maxwell Richard William Peers Adams; Mr. Robert Boy, Downing College, Cambridge; Mr. Francis Watkin; Mr. Cecil Erskina Bovill ; Mr. Alexander Falconer Murison, M.A., Aberdeen University; Mr. Robert Walter Clifton, Wadham College, Oxford; Mr. William Jeans; Mr. William Brandford Griffith, B.A., London University; Mr. Samuel Wilberforce Hartley Wyke; Mr. Charles Henry Lawrence Neish, M.A., Aberdeen University ; Mr. Arthur Mountjoy Dunne, Trinity College, Dublin, M.A.; Mr. William Burd ; Mr. Reginald Brett ; Mr. John Herbert Williams, Trinity College, Cambridge, LL.B., firstclass 100 guineas Middle Temple equity scholar; Mr. Thomas Arrowsmith Meates, University College, Oxford; Mr. William Ellis Hume Williams, B.A., LL.B., Trinityhall, Cambridge; Mr. Andrew Downing Soeales, Madras College, St. Andrew's, N.B.; and Mr. John Carey Hall, B.A., Queen's University, Ireland. The following scholarships awarded by tbe Masters of tbe Bench were announced in hall, viz.: —Common law—Mr. John T. B. Sewell, a first-class soholarship of 100 guineas; Mr. Alfred McHugh, Trinity College. Dublin, aeoond-olass soholarship of thirty gnineas. Real and personal property—Mr. James Andrew Stratum, M.A., Queen's University, Ireland, a first-olass scholarship of 100 guineas; Mr. Thomas M. WhitehouBe, a second-class soholarship of thirty guineas. Equity—Mr. Henry Joseph Dillon, a firstclass scholarship of 100 guineas; Mr. Biohard Robert Cherry, University of Dublin, a second-class scholarahip of thirty guineas. International and constitutional law— Mr. David C. Leok, a first-class soholarship of 100 gnineas; Mr. Lindesay John Robertson, a second-class soholarship of thirty guineas. Jurisprudence and Roman civil law —Mr. Charles F. Bastable, B.A., University of Dublin, a studentship of 100 guineas for two years granted by the Council of Legal Education.

The undermentioned gentlerden were called to the bar by the Hon. Society of Lincoln's-inn:—Mr. Nathaniel Micklem (certificate of honour, C.L.E., Trinity Term, 1881; holder of the Barstow Law Scholarship, 1881; Lincoln's-inn scholarship in international and constitutional law, 1878), M.A. and B.C.L., Oxford; B. A., and LL.B. (Exhibition), London; Mr. Percy Ferdinand Wheeler (certificati of honour, C.L.E., Trinity Term, 1881; studentship in jurisprudence and Roman civil law, C.L.E., Hilary Term, 1880; Lincoln's-inn Scholarship in international and constitutional law, 1880), B.A., Oxford ; Mr. Robert Scipio do Ricci, of the Univetsity of Dublin; Mr. Edward William Jones; Mr. Vincent Waldo Calmady Hamlyn, M.A., Oxford; Mr. Alexander Campbell Tiley; Mr. Herbert Harrison KettlewelL B.A., Cambridge; Mr. Alfred Henry Lefroy, LL.B.. Cambridge; Mr. Charles Sandwith Campbell, of Trinity College, Cambridge; Mr. Harry Trelawney Eve, of Exeter College, Oxford: Mr. Louis John Aitken, University of Edinburgh; Mr. Charles Greg9on Ellis, B.A., Oxford; Mr. Clarence Kirkpatrick, licentiate in law of the Calcutta University; Mr. Charles Henry Chadwiek, B.A., Oxford; Mr. Spencer Langton Holland, B.A., Oxford; Mr. Walter John Napier (stodentship in jnrispradence and Roman civil law, C.L.E., Hilary Term, 1881), B.A., Oxford; Mr. George Frederick Hart, University of London; Mr. David Jouffroy Watson, University of London; Mr. Edward Vincent Vashon Wheeler, LL.B., Cambridge; Mr. Charles Lewis Coote, B.A., Oxford; Mr. Joseph Coats worth, University of London; and Mr. Matthew Henry Box.

The undermentioned gentlemen were called to the bar by the Honourable Society of Gray's-inn:—Mr. Ernest Chester Thorna«, B.A., Trinity College, Oxford ; Mr. Lionel Ferneaux Knipe Hill, M.A., Oxford; Mr. Frederick Lorenzo Pearson, B. A., Trinity College, Dublin; Mr. Godfrey Werge Fardell, H.A., Oxford; Mr. Frederick Brian de Malbisse Gibbons, B.A., Cambridge.

INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY.

The following notice has been given with reference to the forthcoming annual meeting :—

"22, Queen-street, City, E.C., June 29, 1881.

"Dear Sir,—I beg to give notice that I shall, at the annual meeting, draw the attention of the society, on the motion for the adoption of the report, to two recent decisions of the Court of Appeal—the first affecting solicitors' costs and seriously shaking public confidence in commercial enterprise (Re Eiprea Engineering Company, Late Report! of February last), and the second seriously damaging the securities of building societies and mortgagors of freehold and leasehold property (see Solicitors' Journal of June 4, 1881, p. 584).

"1 also intend to move resolution No. 3 in the enclosed list of resolutions, and to comment on the non-publication of the report of the Legal Procedure Committee.—Yours truly, "Edmpnd Kihber.

'• E. W. Williamson, E«q., Incorporated Law Society."

The following are the resolutions referred to:—

1. —That no Committee ou Legal Procedure can have the confidence of the public, or of this branch ot the profession, unless both be properly and adequately represented, and this society recommends to her Majesty's Government the appointment of a Royal Commission to inquire into the whole question of economizing, simplifying, and accelerating the prooess and practice of the law.

2. —That her Majesty's Prime Minister be requested to receive a deputation of the members of the society, for the purpose of urging the appointment of such Royal Commission as is suggested by the foregoing resolution, and that such deputation oonsist of the following gentlemen and such other members as like to attend; and that the secretary give notice to every member of tbe society of the lime and place for the reception of such deputation :—

3.—That a committee be chosen from the members of the society for the purpose of recommending wbat changes might be beneficial in the organization and functions of tbe society, so as to make it more useful to the public and the members, and more representative of the wishes and interests of the profession at large; and that such committee consist of the following gentlemen:—

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OBITUARY.

MR. LONSDALE MAVING COCKROFT. Mr. Lonsdale Maving Cockrofr, solicitor (ot the firm of Mather, Cockroft, & Mather), of Newcastle-npon-Tyne, died suddenly at Brookenhirat, Domfries-sbire, on the 6th alt Mr. Cockroft was born in 1825, and was admitted a solicitor in 1847. He carried on a large practice at Newcastle, being in partnership with Messrs. Edward Mather and Philip Edward Mather. He had been for many years coroner for the borough of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and he was tin coroner for the Southern Division ol the county of Northumberland. The announcement of Ins sudden death was received with universal regret at Newcastle. Mr. Cockroft was buried on the 11th iust. at the Jesmond Cemetery, Newoastle.

MR. WILLIAM ARTHUR WARNER SLEIGH.

Mr. William Arthur Warner Sleigh, barrister, died on board the steamship Victoria on the 29th May. Mr. Sleigh was the son of Mr. Serjeant Sltigh. He was born in 1843, and was educated at Harrow. He enter, d at an esrly age it the Middle Temple, where he was called to the bar in Michaelmas Term, 1864. He was a member of the Western Circuit, practising also at the Central Criminal Court and it the Middlesex Sessions. He devoted his chief attention to criminal practice, thongh he had also a lair share ol licensing business. Mr. Sleigh was an ab'e and rady speaker, and he had been iutrasted with several important defences. In 1868 be defended one of the prisoners in the prosecution arising out of the Clerkenwell explosion, and in 1879 he ably, but unsuccessfully, defended Kate Webster on her trial for the murder of ber mistress at Kichmond. He had long been in a precarious state of health, and, at the time of his death, be had started on a trip to America in the hope of regaining strength.

MR. GEORGE JAMES ANDREWS. Mr. George James Andrews, solicitor (the head of the firm of Andrews, Son, & Huxtablr), died at Dorchester, on tbe 12ih nit. Mr. Andrews was bora in 1812, and was admitted a solicitor in 1834. He had practised for many years at Dorchester, and had also a branch office at Cerne Abbas. At the time of his death he wai in partnership with bis son, Mr. George James Williams Andrews (who was admitted a solicitor in 1876), and with Mr. Heary Anthony Huxtable. He was a perpetual commissioner for Dorsetshire, and his private business was very large. Mr. Andrews had been for many years clerk to tbe roasty magistrates for the Cerne Division of the county, and he *ts also clerk to the county niagiatraes for the Dorchester and Cerne Divisions. He was universally esteemed and respected, and his funeral was attended by a large number of professional and other friends.

MR. THOMAS SALE. Mr. Thomas Sale, solicitor, town clerk of Leominster, dial at his residence at t'.iat place on the 3rd ult~, after a lingering illness. Mr. Sale was born in 1805, and was admitted a solicitor in 1829. He had practised lor about fifty years at Leominster, and he was the oldest practitioner iu the tows. He was a perpetual commissioner lor Herefordshire, and had a very good local practice. He had been town clerk of lie borough since 1851. He was in partnership with his son. Mr. William Thomas Sale, who wa< admitted a solicitor in 1868, and is deputy town clerk and clerk to the School Attendance Committee of the Town Council. Mr. Sale »s» an active member of the Conservative party in the district

MR. EDMOND BEALES. Mr. Edmond Be ilea, judge of county courts, died at hi< residence, Osborne House, Bolton-gardens, Brampton, the 26th ult., in his seventy-eighth jear. Mr. Beales was the son of Mr. Samuel Pickering Bealee, of Cambridge,and was born in 1804. He waa educated at Eton, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, and he was called to the bar at Lincoln >• inn in Trinity Term, 1830. He practsed for forty years in the Court of Chancery, and he had a fair junior business «s •n equity draftsman and a conveyancer. He Wad, however' best known as a politician. He warmly espoused the cause of Polish liberty, and in 1864 took a leading part in the reception of Garibaldi, oil his visit to London. Be was also president of the Reform League. In 1R68 he unsuccessfully contested the Tower Hamlets in the Radical interest. Mr. Benleswas for several years revising barrister for the county of Middlesex. Iu 1870 he was appointed bv Lord Hatherle.v to be judge of county courts for Circuit No. 35 (comprising Cambridge and the surrounding district), and he filled the post till bis death. Mr. Bealcs was married to tbe daughter of Mr. James Marshall. He was buried st Bromptou Cemetery on tha 30th ult.

LEGAL APPOINTMENTS.

Th« Right Honourablo Mountstuart Elphixstone Grant-duff, barrister, M.P., who has been appointed Gov-rnor of Madras, is tbe eldest son of Mr. James GrantDnff, of Eden, Aberdeenshire, and was born in 1829. He was educated at Rugby and at Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated second class in classics in 1850. He was call» l to the bar at the Inner Temple in Michaelmas Term, 1854, having previously obtained an open studentship, and he »n.i formerly a member of the Midland Circuit. He was e'ected Lord Rector of the University of Aberdeen in 1866. and he bad been M.P. for the Elgin Boroughs in the Liberal interest since 1857. He was Under-Secretarv of State for India from 1868 till 1874, and in April, 1880, he was appointed Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, and was made a Vrivy Councillor.

Mr. Risb-a«t> Bartbah, solicitor, of No. 5, The Terrace, Greeu Lanes, Highbury, N., bas been appointed a Commissioner to administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature.

Mr. Joseph Bassitt, solicitor, of Wainfleet and Spilsbury, has been appointed a Commissioner to administer Oati'S in the Supreme Court of Judicature.

Mr. Edgar Alexander Batlis, solicitor, of 6, Fore-street, hasbeno appointed by Mr. Alderman Hantoo, sheriff elect, to b- one ol tbe Und-r-Sheriffs for London and Middlesex for tbe ensuing year. Mr. Baylis is the son of Mr. Alexander John Baylis, solicitor, and he was admitted in 1864. He is in partnership with his father, and with Mr. Robert l'earce. Mr. Baylis is vestry clerk of St. Giles', Cripplegate, and ward clerk of Cripplegate "Ward. His firm are solicitors to tbe Commissioners of Sewers for the City of London.

Mr. James Bbaumont, solicitor, of 8, East-parade, Leeds, has been appointed a Commissioner to administer Oatbs in the .Supreme Court of Judicature.

Mr. William Bennett, solioitor of Bruton and Gillingham, has been appointed Clerk to the Magistrates for the Wincanton Division of Somersetshire, in succession to Mr. John Messiter, resigned. Mr. Bennett was admitted a solicitor in 1868.

Mt. Frederick F. Bonney, solioitor, of 39, St. James'sstreet, Piccadilly, London, has been appointed a Commissioner to administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature.

Mr. William Charles CRirps, solicitor, of Tunbridge Wells, baa been elected President of the Kent Law Society for the ensnine year. Mr. Cripps ia registrar of the Tunbridge Wells County Court. He was admitted a solicitor in 1852, and ia in partnership with his son, Mr. William Charles Cripps, jun.

Mr. Matthew Bowser Dodds, M.A., of the firm of Messrs. Dodds & Co., of Stockton-on-Tees, has been added to the Commission of the Peace for the borough. Mr. Dodds was admitted in 1877.

Mr. John Greenfield, of the firm of Greenfield & Abbott, 37, Queen Victoria-street, City, has teen appointed to take Affidavits, or solemn Affirmations or Declarations in all Suits, Matters, and Proceedings in the High Court of Justice, at Fort William, in Bengal, and Acknowledgments of Married Women in respect of Property in indin.

Mr. Jambs Mathiw Meek, solioitor, of Middlesborough

and Coatham, has been appointed a Perpetual Commissioner for taking tbe Acknowledgments of Deeds by Married Women for the North Riding of Yorkshire.

Mr. John Roland Phillips, barrister, has been appointed Stipendary Magistrate for the district of West Ham. Mr. Phillips was called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn in Trinity Term, 1870. He had practised on the South Wales and Chester Circuits, and at the Glamorganshire Sessions, and hewas formerly one of the staff ot the Weeklt Reporter.

Mr. Lindset William Winterbotham, solicitor, of Stroud, has been electei Clerk to the Stroud School Board. Mr. Winterbotham. was admitted a solicitor in 1843.

Mr. James Anbtey Wild, solicitor (of the firm of Wild, Barber, & Wild), ot 10, Ironmonger-lane, has been elected solicitor to St. Luke's Vestry.

DISSOLUTIONS OF PARTNERSHIPS.

John Atkinson and George Fenwick Botd, solicitors, Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Griffith, Atkinson, & Boyd). May 20. George Fenwick Buyd will continue the business carried on by the late firm.

Thomas Taylor Bellhouse and William Almond, solicitors, 17, Dickinson-street, Manchester (Bellhouse & Almond). June 22. William Almond will continue the said practice on bia own account.

John Georob Wilson and William Charles Lanolet,. solicitors, Durham (J. G. Wilson & Langley). June 14.

[Gazette, June 24, 1881.]

COMPANIES.

WINDING-UP NOTICES.
Joint Stock Companies.
Limited In Chancery.

Cabkiaoe Co-opebatiye Supply Association, Limited.—Creditors, are required on or before July 22 to send their namns and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Frederick Bertram Smart, Cannon-Btreet. Aug 5 at 11 ia appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon tbe debts and claims.

Lagrr Beer Brewery, Limitrd.—The M R. has fixed July 5 at 11 at his chambers for the appointment of an official liquidator.

London And Paris Dbbss And Millinery Association, Limited. —Petition for winding up presented Juno 21, directed to be heard before the M.R. on July 2. Harrisons, Fowkes-buildings, Great Tower-street, solicitors for tho petitioner.

Patint CouroBiTK FiaB Light Company, Limited.—By an order mado by V.C. Hall, dated June 3, it was ordered that tho above company be wound up. Bradley, Mark lane, solicitor for the petitioners

Scotch Bank, Limited.—Petition for winding up presented June 21, directed to be heard before V.C. Baon, on July 2. Bradley, Mark lane, solicitor for tho petitioner

[Gazette, June 24.]

Avowside Enoinb Company, Limited.—Petition for winding up, presented June 25, directed to be heard before Fry, J., on July 8. Clarke, Woodcock. & Ryland, Lmcoln's-inn-flelds, solicitors for the petitioners.

Countehslip Sugar Rbpineby Company, Limited.—Petition for winding up, presented June 27, directed to bo hoard before Fry. J., on July 8. Clarke, Woodcock, & Ryland, Lincoln's-iun-flelds, solicitors for the petitioner.

Electric Writing Company, Limited.—By an order mode by the M.R-, dated June 18, it was ordered that tho company be wound up. Shum, Grossman & Co., Theobald s rd, Gray's inn, solicitors for the petitioner.

Indian Mammoth Gold Minks, Limited.—By an order made by the M.R., dated June 18, it was ordered that tho Mines be wound up. Cole and Son, Church ct, Clement's lane, solicitors for the petitioner.

Llandrindod Wells Fbeehold Land And Building Company, Limited.—Hall, V.C., has Hied Friday, July 8 at 12 at his chambers for tho appointment of an official liquidator.

Midland Land And Investment Corporation, Limited.—A petU tion for winding up presented .Tunc 28, directed to be heard before the M.R. on July 9. Burton and Co, Lincoln's inn fields, solicitors for the petitioner.

Skbgby Colliery*, Lime, And Brick Company, Limited.—By an order made by the M.R. dated Jnne 18, it was ordered that the voluntary winding up of the company be continued. Toir and Co, Bedford row, agents for Wells and Hind, Nottingham, solicitors for tho petitioner.

Sunburgh Mining Company, Limitrd.—Petition for winding- up presented June 28, directed to be henrd before the M.R., on July 9. Munns and Longden, Old Jewry, solicitors for the petitioners

|" Gazette, June 28.1

Unlimited In Chancery. Madbas Irrigation And Canal Company.—Creditors resident in Great Britain and elsewhere than in India are required on or before Sept 12, to send their names and addressos and the particulare of their debts or claims to Samuel Lowell Price, Gresham st, and creditors resident in India are required to send their names and addresses and the particulars of their debts or claims to John Herbert Latham, Kurnool, Madras' Oct 28 at 12 is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims

[Gazette, June 24.]

CoUIfTT PiLATIIIB OF LAHCA8TKB.

Wklls Axd Galloway, Limited.—By an order made by the V.C., dated May 30, it was ordered that the voluntary winding up of Wells and Galloway be continued. Bateson and Co. Liverpool, solicitors for tho petitioners [Gazette, June 24.]

CREDITORS' CLAIMS.

•CREDITORS UNDER ESTATES IN CHANCERY. LAST DAY OF PROOF.

Armit, Euphemia Ma it Ik Eleanor, St John's Wood Park. July 11. Girdlestone v Armit, V.C. Hall. Lumley and Lumley, Conduit st, Regent st

Bakes, William (William Banks and James Banks, tho executors of), Selby, York, Timber Merchant. June 28. Banks v Banks, M.R. Bantoft, Selby

■BUSH, Charles Thornton, Norwich, Confectioner. July 1. Copeman v Bush, Registrar Norwich District Registry. Francis, Norwich

<3unliffk, James, Newton Heath, nr Manchester, Licensed Victualler. July 1. Chadwick v Cunliffe, M.R. Evans, Manchester

Finlay, Jambs, Epping, Esq. July 5. Duckworth v Finlay, Fry, J. Rawle. Bedford row

Hill, Pascob Grkxfxll, Plymouth, Solicitor. June 28. Bolithov Lander, V.C. Hall. Curteis, East Stonenouse

Jacobson, Nathan Woode, Oxford st. Diamond Merchant. Juno 30. Jacobsou v Jacobson. M.R. Lewis, Ely pi, Holborn

Twyfobd, Augustus Samuel, Southdown, Wimbledon, Surrey. July 4. Ardingv Twyford, V.C. Bacon. Walker and Co, Southampton st, Bloomsbury

Wood, Elizabeth, Wood Hill, nr Woking. July 1. Wood v Bourne, Hall, V.C. Walker, New sq. Lincoln's inn

{Gazette, June 3.] Benot. John, Morice Town, Devonport, Shipwright. July 11.

Benoy v Gard, Pry, J. Gard, Devonport Jones, Owen, Maentwrog, Merioneth, Hotel Keeper. July 4.

Hughes v Jones, M.R. Jones' Four Crosses, Festiniog Kirkpatkicx, Sir Thomas, Grove Villa, New Southgate, Bart. Juno

30. Kirkpatrick v Kirkpatrick, Hall V.C. Mcynelland Pember

ton, Whitehall pi

"mason, Hknhy, Burton-on-Trent, Builder. July 11. Turner v

Mason, M.R. Goodger, Burton-on-Trent Mills, Charles Samuel, Holland rd, Kensington, Gent, June 30.

Mills v MillB, V.C. Hall. Bockett and Son, Lincoln's inn fields Smith, Jacob, Bath. Butcher. July 5. Pyatt v Smith, M.R. Rooke,

Bath

Svmonds. Richard Knill, Braunton, Devon, Gent. July 1, Symonds v Symonds, Fry, J. Steward, King's Bench walk, Temple

Thompson, Mart, Gloucester ter, South Kensington. July 1.

Thompson v Milward, Fry, J. Shaen, Bedford row Wood, William Harp, Albion rd, Shepherd's Bush. June 30.

Watson v Wood, V.C. Bacon. Swaffielcf, Chesterfield

[Gazette, June 7.] Akmit, Ei Phemia Marie Eleanor, St John's Wood Park. July 11.

Girdlestone v Armit, V.C. Hall. Lumley and Lumley, Conduit st,

Regent st

Copley, George Edward, Potto, Cleveland, York, Esq. July 11.

Copley v Thompson, V.C. Hall. Smithson and Teesdale, York Haynrb; George Thomas, Crich, Derby, Gent. July 11. Haynes

v Hayues, M.R. Harris, Crich {Gazette, June 10.]

CREDITORS UNDER 22 & 23 VICT. CAP. 25

LAST DAY OF CLAIM. Brodhag, Julius Christian Frederick, Newgate st, Importer of Fancy Goods. July 15. Vallar.ce and Vallance, Essex st, Strand Busk Ell, Caroline Marsh, Dover. July 23. Claris, Dover Charlton, Fbancis, Tynemouth, Northumberland, Civil Engineer. July 10. Leadbitter and Co, Newcastle upon Tyne ■ Chitty, Thomas Bchkidge, Shaftesbury, Gent, July30. Burridge, Shaftesbury

Cobham, Nathaniel, Ware, Hertford, Solicitor. July 25. Hunt, Ware

Culling, George Robert, Norwich, Commercial Traveller, July

16. Clabbum, Norwich J)ixon, Anne, Crescent pi, Mornington crescent. Aug 15. Copping,

Godlimau st, Doctors' commons Dixon, Francis, Crcscont pi, Mornington crescent, Gent. Aug 14,

Copping, Godliman st, Doctors' commons Emmet, Ckarlhs Alexander, Essex st, Strand, Solicitor. July 19.

Vallance and Vallance, Essex st. Strand Fox, Thomas, Dover, Gent. July 9. Mowll, Dover Hockly, Thomas Hunhy, Tufnoll Park rd, Holloway, Gent. Aug 1.

Cattell, Great James st, Bedford row Holland. Annie, Knighton, Leicester. July 19. Wright.Leicestcr Hopper, George, Haekness, York, Farmer. June 22. Wellburn,

Scarborough

Hullond, Amos, Cross Smithfield, Sheffield, Grocer. Aug 0.

Branson and Co, Sheffield Moon, John Robert, Broadway, Ealing, Cook. July 22. Miller and

Wiggins, Copthall ct, Throgmorton st Mohhis, Geough William, Beechfleld, Doncastor, York, Merchant.

Sept 5. Parkin and Co, Doncaster Moyle, Matthew Paul, Helston, Cornwall, Surgeon. July 7.

Walker Tyacke, Helston Neale, William, Woohvich, Kent, Chemist. July 15. Nicol and

Co, Lime st

Nicholls, Richard, St Erme, Cornwall, Merchant. Joly 18' Plomer, Helston

Poole, Elizabeth, Farthingstone, Northampton. Aug 1. Dennis

and Faulkner, Northampton Sutton, Stephen, Albert villas, Peckham, Gent. July 11, WasteH.

Queen st, Cheapside Taylor, Arthur, Garforth, York, Gent. July 1. Barker, Leeds Taylor, William, Twiston, Lancaster. Julv 1. Holden and Holden.

Bolton

Tillotson, Samuel Bold, Halifax, Carpet Manufacturer. Angl.

Emmet and Walker, Halifax Waine, George, Guilford st, Russell sq, Esq. July 30. Hill and

Co, Old Broad st

Wassell, Henbt Norton, Shardeloes rd, Dentford, Engineer. Joly 31. Sarah Anne Moore. 41, Shardeloes rd, New Cross

Williams, William, St Keverne, Cornwall, Gent. July 16. riomer Helston

Wright. Robert John, Norwich, Land Agent. Aug 1, Wright, Norwich

[Gazette, Juno 10.1

Beadel, Frederick, Boundary rd, St John's Wood, Estate Agent.

July 29. Morris, Bedford row Billing nAit, Joseph, Kimberworth. York, Gent. July 30. Hsigh,

Bradford

Blackburn, Ann, Skipton, York. July 16. Brown, Skipton Blunt, Catherine Jane, Ightfleld Rectory, Salop. July 1. Wade

and Thomas, Shrewsbury Cleeve, Henry, Cholsey, Berks, Farmer. July 18. Beale and

Martin, Berks

Copland, Charles, Angell Park gdns, Brixton. Augl. Copland,

Mitre st, Aldgate Culling, George Rob Set, Norwich, Commercial Traveller. July

16. Clabbum, Norwich Dunn, Emily, Southwick st, Hyde pk. July 28. Golding and

Mitchell, Southampton st, Bloomsbury Fisheb, John, Sheffield. Gent. Aug 10. Brown and Son, Sheffield Fishes, Sarah Awn, Sheffield. Aug 10. Brown and Son, Sheffield Forster, Ann, Bordcsley Green, Birmingham. July 1. Suckling

and Edge, Birmingham Gore, Annbsley Knox, Brompton sq, Major-General, Madras Staff

Corps. June 20. Eardley and Co, St James' sq Gowland, Jane, Kingston-upon-Hull. Aug 1. Peach, Harrocat? Hames, William, sen, St Dunstan's, nr Canterbury, Gent. July 31.

Sankey and Co, Canterbury Hebden, Edward Hopper, Scarborough, Esq. June 13. Woodall

and Woodall, Scarborough Honyman, Annie Johanna, Cambridge terrace, Hyde pt. Joly

22. Martineau and Reid, Raymond bldgs. Gray's inn Humffseys, Frances Anne, Abbey Foregaie, Shrewsbury. Joly 13.

Wade and Thomas, Shrewsbury Jobling, Joseph, Morpeth, Northumberland, Wine Merchant,

Aug 1. Nicholson, Bridge st, Morpeth Kirk, John, Worcester, Gent. July 30. Stallard and Son, Worcester

Man, William, jun, Woodford, Essex, Gent. July 15. Randall

and Son, Tokenhou e yd Noemington, James Henry, Southwick, "Wilts, Army Pensioner.

July 30. Mann and Rodway, Trowbridge Reid, Louisa, Hyde pk terrace. July 31. "Freshfields and Williams,

Bank bldgs

Robertson, Emma Mary, Upper Grosvenor st, Park lane. July*).

Nisbet and Daw, Lincoln's inn fields Saunders, Joseph, Piddlohinton, Dorset, Gent. July 20. Symonds

and Son, Dorchester Slack, John, Queen's rd, Surbiton, Esq. July IS. Few and Co,

Surrey st, Strand Smith, Jambs, Pes wood, Todmordon, Lancaster, Factory Operative.

July 11. Stansfiold and Sager, Todmorden Smith, Thomas, Wednesfiold, Stafford, Farmer. July 23. Stark,

Wolverhampton

Taylor, Thomas George, St Thomas' sq. Hackney, Gent. July It

Mrs. Taylor, St Thomas' sq Waghor.v, Susanna, York villas, Lewisham. July 15. Layton

and Co, Budge row Walker, John, Over, Chester, Gent. Aug 10. Cooke, Winsford

[GazetU, Jane 14. J

LEGISLATION OF THE WEEK,

HOUSE OF LORDS.
JUNE 23.—BILL HEAD A SKCOND TIME.
Newspapers.

BILLS IN COMMITTEE.
Veterinary Surgeons, Consolidated Pand (}fo. 3), Po*
Office (Land).

BILLS READ A THIRD TIME. Private Bills.—London, Chatham, and Dover IM»»T (Maidstone and Faversham Junotion), Maid»tooe and Artlord Railway, London, Chatha n, and Dover Railway (City and Suburban Traffio S'atioD), Beverley Water.

JUNE 24.-BILLS IN COMMITTEE. Gaa Provisional Orders, Newspapers.

BILLS READ A THIRD TIME. Private Bills.—Ellon Trust Estates, Seacomb*, Hoylake, and Deeaide Railway, London Sea Water Soppl', Ipawioh Tramways.

Consolidated Fund (No. 3). Local Government Provisional Orders (Birmingham, Tame, and Res, Av .'.

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