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Mr.KEEN said that be was the parent of the proposition Tor appoiuting tbe special committee, bat be only intended it to be appointed in very special circumstances. He did not think any alteration in the organiza ion of the society was required, and if the members felt very strongly upon any particular point they had nothing farther to do than to submit their views to writing. He tbooght that if tbe speoial committee were appointed, and certain resolutions and suggestions were put into writing, they wonld be of very great assistance to the council. But he must disown the way in which Mr. Kimber had amplified the suggestion for a speoial committee under speoial oircumstanoes. He tbooght that if a speoial committee were always sitting it would be found to be as great an evil to do too much as to do too little.

Mr. Francis Miller observed that had he not thought that the council intended in pursuanoe of their report to more a resolution appointing a special committee, he would have given notice to the effect.

Mr. Paine stated that from certain inquiries whioh had been made by Mr. Clabon, the late president, after the report bad been printed, be was led to tbe belief that the report would never be made public, and if that had been tbe case and tbe judges made rules, what would have been tbe use of the committee f He agreed with Mr. Lake that the motion was a vote of censure.

Tbe President read an extract from tbe Solicitous' Journal as follows :—" There is no foundation for the doubt whioh has recently been expressed with regard to tbe publication of the report of the Legal Procedure Committee. Both tbe Lord Chancellor in the one House and tbe Attorney-General in the other have promised to lay it on the table. With regard to the suggestion that the judges will make roles based on the report before it is published, we may point out that as all the members of the Rule Committee of Judges (with one exoeption) are away on circuit, and tho long vacation will commence before their return, there is no prospect of any meeting of the oommiltee being held to oousider any proposal whioh may be made."

Mr. Keen suggested that it was quite open to Mr. Kimber or any other gentleman to move the committee to be appointed.

Air. Kimber asked whether he was to understand that the council, now they knew the report was to he published, still intended to call this special general meeting before November?

The President answered that the council had pledged themselves to circulate the report as soon as it should be published, and to call a meeting.

Mr. Kimber.—At what time do you propose to appoint this committee?

Mr. Lake.—Not at all. It was never suggested.

Mr. W. Melmotu Walters said the idea was that the members of the society generally should concur with the council in discussing tbe question, and that they should appoint their committee. If the council nominated the members, it would be said it was a packed committee. The council wished to work with the members, and if they named their men the council would meet them with pleasure.

Mr. Kimder.—That is all I want.

Mr. Hanhart said that Mr. Kimber's motion had been brought before them before tbe meeting was held at which Mr. Keen had made the proposition. The motion was put in the paper when tbey came to the first of the meetings in May, therefore there ought not to have been any confusion whatever between the two committees. His own reasons for the formation of tbe committee had now disappeared, because at the two meetings which had been held they had discussed so many questions, and the council had been so effectually put in possession of the views of the members on many subjects, ibat tbe necessity of a committee for the purpose of recommending what changes might be beneficial, was not now so necessary. The motion did not, however, appear to him in any way a slur upon the council. Surely the council did not Buggest that the organization of the society was perfect in every way, and that it was not possible for any of the members to make any suggestions or appoint any committee that could be of some service. It did appear to him that there were many things concerning the society which could be improved, in the beginning of the report the council referred with satisfaction to the in- j

creasing strength of tbe society, "which Bhowed a growing desire on the part of solicitor* to aid in the performance of the funciions which tbe society was, on its establishment, intended to fulfil, as distinguished from the idea—too prevalent in former years—that membership was advantageous only in the sense of conferring some mere personal convenience or benefit on those who joined.the ranks of the society." He held that the intention of solicitors in becoming members of the society was to obtain some personal benefit, and that if they did not, the society was not fulfilling all its functions. He was sorry to find in the outside world that he derived no benefit whatever from being a member. He had the pleasure of consulting the library when he could get the books, but he did not find that the membership of the society caused one to be held in any greater respect in tbe outer world. It appeared to him that changes might be made with the view of making the society more powerful in the world, and its deliberations and resolutions more respected, and to carry more weight with the public than was at present the case. Every solicitor ought to be compelled to be a member of the society, and the society should be the portal through which every man should enter the solicitor branch of the profession. The society should take steps at some future time to bring about an alteration in the law by which the management of the profession should be entirely in its hands.

Mr. Lerichf. thought thers were questions of practice which might be materially improved, and which might well be considered by such a committee as that which was suggested. For example, where a counsel took a brief and did not appear when the case came on for hearing, the council had merely to suggest to the benchers that the fee should invariably be returned in such cases, and counsel would attend to their appointments. He would suggest that Mr. Kimber should bring his motion forward at tbe next meeting. It could not well be considered by so small auumber as those present.

Mr. Munton moved as an amendment that a committee should be appointed similar to that suggested in the report, and that it should be nominated at the Brighton meeting iu October. This would be carrying out the suggestion of the council themselves, and at tbe same time it would show, both to the members and the outside public, that the society were not letting tho matter slip through.

Mr. Bolton would have Borne little hesitation in serving on a committee armed with such sweeping powers. They bad better pass a resolution to appoint a committee in tbe terms of the report. He would be happy to second the amendment.

Mr. Paine thought the better plau would be to wait for the publication of the report, and the special meeting which wonld follow. He did not think time would be found at the Brighton meeting to consider it.

Mr. T. H. Devonshire thought the appointment of a committee to overhaul the constitution of the society, and to do they knew not what, would be taking a step iu the wrong direotion entirely. He did not think the meeting could do better than to adopt the suggestion just made, that the matter should stand over altogether until the long-promised report of tbe Legal Procedure Committee had been published, and leave it to the couucil to do what tbey thought fit in calling the society together that tbey might have an opportunity of considering it.

Mr. Bower said the motion would be entirely subversive of the council. It was really an inquiry as to whethei they had done their work.

Mr. P. Collings thought Mr. Kimber was desirous of lending assistance to tbe council. He knew that they had a deal of work to get through, and that they were interested in looking after the higher interests of the profession; but there were many things which the council could not look after, and a sub-committee ought to be appointed, who could meet at such times as they chose, and who could suggest to the council certain changes, and it oould be for the council to decide whether these were beneficial or otherwise. Not a single communication bad been made by the council to the general body of solicitors with regard to any changes or alterations they could suggest—with respect to the bankruptcy law for instance. The council would learn where the shoe pinched, and would find out what changes would be beneficial to the public at large, as well as to the profession.

Mr. A. Calkin Lewis was opposed to the motion, but hoped the appointment of the committee referred to in the report was only deferred, and that a special meetiug would be called in due course. Mr. Chai'man Hall remarked that if oounsel undertook Cf8°s, 'her ought to be compelled to be present when they carae on fir trial. If solioi'ors acted as barristers did, they would be struck off the roll, or at least severely oensuied.

Mr. Kimber faid he was quite prepared to withdraw his motion in favour of the amendment.

Mr. Lake strongly objeeted. It was a vote of censure.

Mr. Paine was sure there would bo no time to consider it at the Brighton meeting.

Mr. Munton observed that he had not proposed discussion, but that the committee should simply be nominated.

Mr. Kimber replied, and said that it was ridiculous to look upon the motion as a vote of censure. It had been said that it was not the same as that proposed by the council. I'rimd facie it was not, but what other committee had leen proposed at the meeting in May? When he had proposed to withdraw his motion he had been met by Mr. Lake, who paid it was a vote of censure. This was the kind ot spiiit which had stood in the way of all their reforms. But so f«r from having intended it to be a vote of censure on the council, lie had intended it to be a means of support to them. They met as brethren in one common profession, and he hoped they were able to conduct their meeting* with ability, and, he trusted, with courtesy. With the permission of the meeting he would withdraw his motion.

A Member suggested that the committee proposed by the council should now be appointed.

Mr. Paine observed that the state of things which existed when that promise Whs made no longer obt lined. The report had not yet been issued. When it had been it would be circulated amongst the members and the meeting called.

Mr. Francis Miller urged that the report had led every, body to believe that the special committee would be ap. pointed at that meeting. He suggested that the motion for the appointment ot the committee come from the oonncil themselves, leaving the nomination to the members.

Mr. Lake said that was exactly what could not be done. It was no part of the business to appoint a committee in urder that it might be nominated in another place. Bye-law 11 required that the meeting should only consider the business mentioned in the notice convening it.

Mr. F. Miller moved the adjournment of the meeting. He thought that the appointment of the committee referred to in the report was part of the business.

The motion was not seconded.

Mr. Kimber moved the adjournment. They had not nearly finished the business for which the meeting was called.

Mr. Fox seconded the motion, which was put to the meeting and negatberl.

A vote of thanks to the cha:rman was moved by Mr. P. Rickman, seconded by Mr. Munton, and carried unanimously.


The usual monthly meeting of the board of directors of this association was held on Wednesday, the 13th inst., at the Law Institution, Cbancery-lane, London, the following directors being present.: — Messrs. Hiokman (ohairman), Asker (Norwich), Brook, Hedger, Kays, Keen, Peunington, ll«coe, Walters, and Woolbert (Mr. Eiffe, secretary). A sum of £285 was distributed iu grants of relief; tit'iy-one gentlemen were admitted members of the nsacoiatiou, and other general business was transacted.

At the Auction Mart, on Wednesday list, Messrs. Edwin Fox & Boupfield sold the following Bhares:—28 £20 original shares in the Epsom Grand Stand at an average of £121 12s. 6d. per share; 18 "New Thirds" (£6 13s. 4d. paid) in the same at an average of £31 6*. per share; 50 £100 shares (£10 paid) in the Law Life Assurance Society at an average of £121 12s. 6:1. per share; 200 £100 shares {£'2 10s. paid) in the Law Fire Assurance Society at an average of £18 per share; 180 £50 shares (£8 paid) in the Legal and General Life Assurance Society at an average of £13 6s. per share; 40 £50 sharei (£7 lis. Gd. paid) in the London and Provincial Law Assurance Society at an average of £7 15s. per share j and £375 Slock in the United Land Company sold at par—the total proceeds of the tale amounting to £15,848.


Honours Examination.
June, 1881.

At the examination for honours of candidates for admission on the roll of solicitors of the Supreme Court, the examina. tion committee recommended the following gentlemen at being entitled to honorary distinction :—

First Class.

[In order of Merit.]

Ernest Cruodwell, who served his clerkship to Mr. George Daniel Warner, of the firm of Messrs. Gorham * Warner, of Tonbridge; and Messrs. Prior, Bigg, Church, & Adams, of London.

Henry Martyn Mowll, who served his clerkship to Mr. Worsfold Mowll, of Dover.

Robert McLean, who served his clerkship to Messr-. Hall, Son, & Lord, of Manchester; aud Messrs. DangerhMd t Blythe, of London.

William J.ickson Perkins, who Eerved his clerkship to Messrs. Peake, Snow, & Peaks, ot Sleaford.

Samuel Foster Butcher, who served his clerkship to Mr. Joseph Farmer Milne, of the firm of Messrs. Hinde, Milne, & Sodlow, of Manchester.

Alfred Dashwood, who served his clerkship to Mr. John Wilson Fardell, of Kyde, Isle of Wight; and Mr. Henry Hope Shakespear, of the firm of Messrs. Lambert, Petcb, ft Shakespear, of London.

Second Class.

[In Alphabetical order.]

James Pateshall Bowden, who served his clerkship to Mr. William Norris, of Tenbury, Worcestershire ; Messrs. Emmet & Son, and Messrs. Longbourne, Longbourne, k Stevens, of London.

George Ernest Branson, who served his clerkship to Mr. Charles A. Branson, of the firm of Messrs. Branson, Son, ft Coombe, of Sheffield; and Mr. C. W. Taylor, of London.

Charles Robert Hargreaves Hardcastle, LL.B., who served his clerkship to Messrs. Lambert, l'etch, Je Shake«pear, cf London.

Walter Richard John Hickman, who served his clerkihip to Mr. William Winter, of the firm of Messrs. Winter S: Co., of London.

James Hislop, who served his clerkship to Mr. Edward George Simpson, of Manchester.

Arthur George Hooper, who served his clerkship to Mr. Joseph Stokes, of Dudley.

William Lethbridge Kingsford, B. A., who served hU clerkship to Messrs. Murray, Hutchins, a: Stirling, of London.

Robert Mossop, the younger, who served his clerkship to Mr. Samuel Septimus Mossop, of Long Sutton; and Mr. Charles Mossop, of London.

John Neely, who served his clerkship to Mr. George Martin Hughes, of tbe firm of Messrs. Hughes, Hooker, Buttanshaw, & Thunder, of London.

Francis Nunn, who served his clerkship to Mr. John P. Bird, of the firm of Messrs. Hume, Bird, & Eldridge, of London.

Thomas Probert Perks, who served his clerkship to Mr. Herbert Russell, of the firm of Messrs. Barnes & Russell, of Lichfield.

Frank Adolphus Rowe, who served hi< clerkship to Mr. Stanley Chapman, of the firm of Messrs. Brook & Lhapmsn, of London.

John Sewell, who served his clerkship to Mr. Ewart Simon Mounsey, of the firm of Messrs. Gray & Muuusey, of London.

Alfred Thomas Simpson, who sorved his clerkship to Messrs. Stona & Simpson, of Tunbridge Wells; Mr. W. Sprott, of Mayficld, Sussex; and Messrs. Collyer-Brutow, Withers, & Russell, of London.

Herbert Weston Sheppard Sparkes, who served I'is clerkship to Mr. William Pope, jun., of the firm of Messrs. Sparkes & Pope, of Crediton; and Mr. Charles Jam" D«*» of the firm of Messrs. Guscotte, Waduam, & Daw,of London.

Kelso Storey, who served his clerkship to Mr. W illi*m Moore, of Sunderland, deceased; and Mr. Willitm Dili* Mann, of the firm of Messrs. Moore, Longden, and Mann, of the same place.

Charles Edward Taylor, who served his clerkship to Messrs. Masefield & Sons, of Ledbury; and Messrs. Geare & San, of London.

John Toovey, who served his clerkship to Messrs. Damant & Son, of West Cowes; and Messrs. Clarkson, Greenwell, & Wyles, of London.

Harry Waddington, who served his clerkship to Mr. John James Waterworth, of Keighley.

Samuel Ward, who served his clerkship to Mr. Edward Withiiishaw Hollinshead,of Tunstall.

Third Class.
[In Alphabetical order.]

Thomas Reuben Barlow, who served his clerkship to Mr. Richard Cobbett, of the firm of Messrs. Cobbett, Wheeler, & Cobbett, of Manchester; and Mr. Charles William Towoley Yeilding, of London.

Anthony Niobol Bowmac, who served bis clerkship to Mr. John Giles Mounsey, of the firm of Mes-rs. Mounsey & Co., of Carlisle; and Messrs. Gray & Mounsey, of London.

Walter Thomas Curtler, who served bis clerkship to Messrs. Curtltr & Davis, of Worcester ; and Messrs. Bolton, Robbinf, & Busk, and Messrs. Thomas White & Sons, of London.

Joseph Davie*, who served his clerkship to Mr. John Jenkins, of the firm of Messrs. Jenkins & Davies, of Llanidloes, Montgomeryshire.

Charles Herbert Dormau, wbo served his clerkship to Mr. Charles Dnrman, of the firm of Messrs. Kingsford, Dorman, & Co., of London.

Alexander Arnold Hannay, who served his clerkship to Mr. Alfred James Shepheard, of London.

William Henry Heath, who served his clerkship to Mr. Samuel Edward Heath, of Nottingham.

Benjamin Hoddinott, B.A., who served his clerkship to Mr. Nehemiah Learoyd, of London.

James Joblin, who served his clerkship to Mr. John George Hargreaves, of Durham.

Edward Bellamy Kitson, who served his clerkship to Mr. F. W. Gundry, of Bridport; and Messrs. Surr, Gribble, & Bunton, of London.

Charles Lupton, who served his clerkship to Messrs. Dibb, Atkinson, & Braitbwaite, of Leeds; and Messrs. Paterson, Snow, & Blozam, of London.

James McDonald, who served his clerkship to Mr. James Parry, of Manchester.

Edgar William Mason, who served his clerkship to Mr. Edwin Farrar Mason, of Birmingham.

Robert Nevill, who served bis clerkship to Mr. Cornelius Thomas Saunders, of the firm of Messrs. Smnders & Bradbury, of Birmingham; and Messrs. Crowder, Anstie, & Vizard, of London.

Charles James Prior, who served his clerkship to Messrs. Prior, Bigg, Church, & Adams, of London.

Arthur James Siston, who served his clerkship to MessTs. Birch, Cullimore, & Douglas, of Chester; and Messrs, Merediths, Roberts, & Mills, of London.

Herbert Warren, B.A., who served his clerkship to Mr. Alexander Balderston, of London.

Henry White, who Berved his clerkship to Mr. Charles Hall, jun., of HuddersSeld.

Joaiab Whitmore, who served his olerksbip to Mr. William Wilkins, of Peterborough.

Edward Thomas Rice Wood, who served his clerkship to Mr. Arthur Cheese, of Rhayader, Radnor.

The Counoil of the Incorporated Law Society have accordingly given class certificates and awarded the following prizes of books :—

To Mr. Crundwell, the prize of the Honorable Society of Clement's-inn. Value 10 guineas.

To Mr. Mowll, the prize of the Honorable Society of Clifford'e-inn. Value 5 guineas.

To Mr. McLean, the prize of the Honorable Sooiety of New-inn. Value 5 guineas.

To Mr. Perkins, Mr. Butoher, and Mr. Dashwood, prizes of the Incorporated Law Sooiety. Value 5 guineas eaoh.

The council have given class certificates to the candidates in tho second and third classes.

The number ot candidates wbo attended the examination was 116.

The Daniel Reardon Prize.

Pursuant to regulatious made as provided by the deed relating to the above prize, it has been divided into four prizes, one of which will be awarded at eaoh honours, examination.

The council have accordingly awarded

To Mr. Harry Faulkner Brown, the Daniel Reardon Prize for January, 1881.

To Mr. Henry James Brown, the Daniel Reardon Prize for April, 1881.

To Mr. Ernest Crundwell, the Daniel Reardon Prize for June, 1881.

MANCHESTER LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY.' The second meeting of the summer session was held on Tuesday, July 5, at the Law Library, Cross-street, Manchester, the chair being occupied by W. H. Holdsworth, Esq. The question for debate was, "Oaght a free-trade policy to be absolutely maintained by Great Britain towards those countries which adhere to a system of protective duties?" Mr. Butcher, opened the affirmative side of the question, and was followed by Messrs. Rayner, Linell, and Coward; and Messrs. Hislop, Law, Rowland, Norton, and Rycroft argued for the uegative. Mr. Freston, wbo was introduced by the chairman, also spoke on the question in the course of tbe evening. Mr. Butcher having replied on behalf of the affirmative, the chairman addressed the meeting on tbe point, and after considering both sides of the question in a very able manner, put it to the meeting, when it was decided in the negative by a majority of six votes. A cordial vote of thanks to the chairman brought the meeting to au end.


Mr. Alexander Asher, advocate, who has been elected.. M.P. for the Elgin Boroughs in the Liberal interest, is the second son of the Rev. William Asher, of Iuveravon, Banffshire. He was eduoated at the Elgin Academy, and at the University of Edinburgh, and he was called to the bar in Scotland in 1861. Mr. Asher was an advocate depute from 1871 till 1874, and at the last general election he unsuccessfully contested the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Mr. Alfred William Cowdell, solicitor, of Chesterfield, has been appointed a Perpetual Commissioner for Derbyshire for taking the Acknowledgments of Deeds by Married Women

Mr. Frank Stanley Dobson, barrister, has been appointed Solicitor-General for the Colony of Victoria in the new administration. Mr. Dobson was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in Michaelmas Term, 1860.

Mr. William Thomas Hamlin, solicitor (of the firm of Hamlin & Grammer), of Gunnerabury, and 7 and 3, Stapleinn, has been appointed a Perpetual Commissioner for taking the Acknowledgments of Deeds by Married Women for the Counties of Middlesex, Surrey, and Kent, and the Cities of London and Westminster.

Mr. George Taylor, solicitor, of Scarborough, ha? been elected Clerk of the Peace for that borough. Mr. Taylor was admitted a solicitor in 1856.


Joint Stock Companies.
Limited In Chancery.

Anglo-french Union Bank, Limited.—Petition for continuation of voluntary winding up presented July 6, directed to be heart! before V.C. Hall on July 22. Pnddison and Co, Castle et, Holboru, solicitors for the petitioner

Anglo-virginian Freehold Land Company, Limited.—By an order made by V.C. Hall, dated June 17, it was ordered that the above company be wound up. Rooke and Sons, Lincoln's inn fields, solicitors for the petitioners

Army And Navy Provision Market, Limited.—Petition for winding up, presented July 12, directed to be heard before the M.R. c a July 2y. Fowler and Co, Borough Hi^h st, solicitors for the petitioners.

Artistic Color Pehtthto Company", Limited.—Creditors are required, on or before Sept 30, to fiend their names and addresees to James Cunliffe, Milner's bldgs, Finsbury pavement. Nov 2 at 11 is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims

Gbosvenok Co-operative Stores, Lnnro.-Petition for winding up, presented July 14, directed to be heard before V.O. Hall on July 29. Sydney. Coleman at, solicitor for the petitioners

Manufacturers' Fiee Insubancb Company, Limited.—Fry, J., has fixed July 25 at 11 at his chambers for the appointment of an official liquidator

Tires Someefield And Bon, LnciTrd.—Petition for winding up, presented July 11, directed to be heard before the M.R. on July 23. Bower and Cotton, Chancory-lane, agents for Baker, Walsall, solicitor for the petitioner.

Whitchurch Abd Ellesmbrb Baveixg Company, Limited.—By an onlermadeby Hall, V.C., dated July 8, it was ordered that the company bo wound up. Cunliffe, Beaumont, and Davenport, Chancery-lane, agents for Churton, Chester, solicitor for the petitioner

I Gazette, July 15.]

Avonsidb Engine Compamy, Limited.—By an order made by Fry, J., dated July 8, it was ordered that the company bo wound up. Clarke. Woodcock, and Ryland, Lincoln's-inn-fiolds, solicitors for the petitioners.

Clivigkr Cotton Shed Company, LmniD -The M.R. has, by an order dated June 28, appointed Joshua Rawlinson, Nicholas st, Burnley, to be official liquidator. Creditors are required, on or before Oct 1, to send their names and addresses and the particulars of their debts or claims to the above. Nov 2 at 11 Is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims

Countbrslip Sugar Refinery Company, Limited.—By an order mode 03- Fry, J., dated July 0, it was ordered that the voluntary winding up of the company be continued. Clarke and Co, Lincoln's inn fields, solicitors for the petitioners

Great Wheal Polgooth, Limited.—Petition for winding up, presented July 16, directed to be heard before V.C. Bacon on July 30. Beall and Co, Queen Victoria Bt, solicitors for the petitioner

Hornsea Steam Brick And Tile Works, Limited.—Creditors are required on or before Aug 31 to send their names and addresses, and the fall particulars of their debts or claims to Joseph Hardy, Norfolk row, Sheffield. Oct 31 at 12 is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims.

Reece's Patent Ice Company, Limited.—Petition for winding up, presented July IS, directed to be heard before V.C. Hall on July 29. Flint and Gardner, St Helen's place, solicitors for the petitioner.

Rye Vale Distilleries Company, Limited.—V.C. Hall has fixed July 29 at 12 at hischamb^rs, for the appointment of an official liquidator

{Gazette, July 19.]

Fribkdly Societies Dissolved.

Chester Co-operative Industrial And Provident Society,

Limited, Frodsham st, Chester. July Itt Devizes District Widow And Orphans' Society, Odd Fellows'

Hall, Devizes. July 16

[Gazette, July 19.]


At the opening of the assizes for tlio county of Herts on the 18th inst.. Lord Justice Bramwell said ho had ascertained that two of the causes entered for trial at these assizes were London ca«es, and he said at once that he would not try such cues. In one of these esses the cause of action appeared to have arisen in Ited Lion-sc|aare, and the parties bad no business to semi such a cause to be tried at Hertford. Mr. Channel), who was one of the counsel retained in the cause referred to, said that after the cause bad been set down for trial an application had been made on behalf of the defendant to one of the masters to change the venue back to London, and the master had reftrred the application to a juHge at chambers, who declined to make any order. Lord Justice Brauiwrll said that such a cause had no business on the list for trial at Hertfor l, and masters and judges at chambers must understand that he would not try London cases at the Hssizes without some special reason. His lord-hip then addressed a special jury that had been sworn, and said it might be as well for htm to state that the reason for his corning to this determination was that the assizes were held solely for the purpose of disposing of the business of each particular county, ami it wns most nnfair that the legitimate business should be interfered with by cases being fent down from London to be tried. He was aware that one of the reasons assigned for doing this was that parties could not get their cames tried in London on aocount of the great pressure of business in the London law courts. He did not believe there was any ground for siying this at the present time, and the real reasvm w*s that a certain smart lawyer, seeing th*t an astiz ■ was to be held at Hcrtf >rd, entered his cause for trial in the expectation that he would ^e-. his harvest '[nicker;

also under the apprehension that the parties might be "silly" enough to come to some amicable arrangement if there was any delay. By taking this course, however, it was necessary to bring all the witnesses down from London, and the expenses, which as everybody knew were quite heavy enough in London, were increased enormously. Parties had no right to bring London causes down for trial at, and he was determined to adhere to the resolution he had come to with regard to them.



LAST DAY OF PROOF. Dbnnis, Johut, Baxtergate, Loughborough, Leicester, Milliner.

July 29. Herbert v Dennis, V.C. Bacon. Clifford, Loughborough Farmer, William George, Cambridge ter, Peckham, Ironmonger.

Aug 1. Farmer v Farmer, V.C. Hall. Charles, Fenchurchst Hildick, Robert, Walsall, Stafford, Grocer. July 25. Hipkins v

Hildick, Fry, J. Huggins, Birminghnm. Lillib, James, Arlington, Chester. July 28. Lillie v Carswell,

V.C. Hall. Ormerod and Alien, Manchester Osborne, Charles, Edgware rd, Paddington, Carpenter. Aug 5.

Chapman v Stevens, M.R. Johnson, Seymour pi, Marylebone Taylor, John, Seven Sister's rd. Shirt Manufacturer. July 28,

Lecky v Taylor, V.C. Hall. Pettiver, College st. College hill Whiteley, Joseph, Little Heck. York, Farmer. July 29. Whiteley

v Challenger, V.C. Bacon. Clark, Snaith

[Gazette, July S.]

Barker, TnoMAB. Etwall, Derby. Yeoman. Aug 12. Clarke v

Archer, V.C. Hall. Sale and Mills, Derby Barnes, En Ward James, Whitechapel, Stationer, Aug 31. Barnes

v Dance, Fry, J. Poole, Bartholomew close

Bradford, Mary,1 Swanton Morley, Norfolk. Aug 15. Hill T Blake, V.C. Hall. Chantry, Norwich

Branson, Rev. Robert Thompson, Bushoy, Herts, Aug 31. Jones v Branson, Fry, J. Davenport, Chancery lane

CopBLAKn, John, Stoke-upon-Trent, Yeoman. Ang 12. Waine V Dale, V.C. Hall. Paddock and Sons, Hanley

Dunstobd, Thomas, Corbyn st, Hornsey. Aug 1. Searle v Dunsford, V.C. Hall. Lcaroyd, Albion chbrs, Moorgate st

Gladstone, Helen Jane, Mount st, Grosvenor sq. July 29. Gladstone v Bagshawe, V.C. Hall. Frcshfields and Williams, Bank bldgs

Hammon, JonN, Sekforde st, Clerkcnwoll, Jeweller. July 23.

Kirkhatn v Hammon, V.C. Hall. Beard and Sons, Rasinghall st Phillips, TnoMAS, Devizes, Gent. Aug 10- Ingles v Bayes, Fry,

J.Meek, Devises

Sbllwood, William, Bnrkland, Berks, Yeoman. ScpL 1. Scll

wood v Rixon, Fry, J. Haines, Faringdon Thou As, Benjamin, Wauwen, Swansea, Innkeeper. Aug 9.

Thomas v Thomas, M.R. Woods, Swansea Tbehane, Walter, Exeter, Wine Merchant. Ang 9. Cooper v

Trehane, M.R. Ford, Exeter

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Austen, James William, Chatham, Kent, Army Contractor. Aug

13 Mann, Chatham Broun, Caroline, Westmoreland rd, Bayswnter. AngH. LftwTmnce

and Co, Old Jewry chmbrs BrscH, Robert, Caracas, Republic of Venezuela*. Ang3<\ Western

and Son, Essex st, Strand Caelet. John, Leeds, Boot and Shoo Manufacturer. Oct I, Butler

and Middlebrook, Leeds Civk, Susanna, Bromley, Kent. Aug 20. Latter snd Willett,


Cure, Jobn Robert, Beverley, York, Ironmonger. Ang 30.

Shepherd and Co, Beverley Coupland, Charles Henrt, Scarborough, York, Gent. Augl.

Christie, Lothbury Cowley, Emma Cornocy, Cheniston gdns, Kensington. Ang 1J.

Birch and Co, Chester Davies, Mabia, Carmarthen. Aug 16. Lloyd, Carmarthen Davis, John Coopb, Brentwood, Essex, Esq. Aug 15. Banbury

and Co, New Broad st Dhy, Thomas, Gloucester rd, Regent's pk, Esq. Sept 6. Scatlding,

Gordon st, Gordon sq Elhhy, William, Crowe, Chester, Painter. Ang 1*. Pointoa,

C ix'wo

Goldthobp, JonN Dodds, Wakefield, York, Worsted Spinner. 8ept

1. Maraden and Co, Wakefield Hancock, Muy Ann, Sneinton, Nottingham. Aug 15. Well!nan

Hind, Nottingham Hartley, Robert, Padiham, Lancaster, Weaver. Ang 31. Wheeler

and Fletcher, Pad i ham Harvey, James, Clarendon, Island nf Jamaica, Planter. Aug'.

Tucker and Lako, Searle st, Lincoln's mn Hoskins, David, Neath, Glamorgan, Gent. Ang 7. Curtis Neath Ireland, Mabt, Brampton Bryan, Hereford. Aug 10. Weymaa,


Johnson, Ralph, Goundou, Durham. Sept L Parker, Bishop


Jonkh, Iuvid, Carmarthen, Draper. Sept 3*>. Branel White, Carina rt hen

Kitklry, Joseph, Kidderminster, Worcester, Esq. Aug L Iren* und Morton, Kidderminster

hm, Jbeihiah, Great Stanghton, Huntingdon, Farmer. Aug 1. John Lynn, St Neots, Ironmonger

If Artix , Thomas, Uckflield, Sussex, Corn Merchant. Ang 13. Warburton and De Paula, West 8t, Finsbury circus

Matthews, Emily, Shirley, Southampton. Aug 11. Hastings Bull, Southampton

Patite, George, Over Norton, Oxford, Beerseller. Aug 15. Wil

kins, Chipping Norton Pickup, Geoise, Hapton, Lancaster, Farmer. Aug 31. 'Wheeler

and Fletcher, Padiham Russell, Geoboe, Watii upon Dearne, York, Gent. Sept 30. Dibb

and Co, Bamsloy Scott/Job*- Haegesavzs, Burnley, Lancaster, Esq. Aug 15. Cnrr

and Son, Colne

S urn Hook, Lewis Goodbidgb, New Bond st, Tailor. Aug 16.

Taylor, Old Burlington st Sjcith, Maet Aick, Hotel de Poilly, Boulogne, France. Aug 8.

Boulton and Co, Northampton sq, ulerkenwell TnoRsnT, Sabah Ask, Nottingham. Aug 13. Burton and Co,


■timotut, Augustus Fbbdbbick, Cooper's row, Crutched Friars, Wharfinger. Aug 31. Gush and Phillips, Finsbury circus

Whbelbb, Thomas, Chcadle Bulkeley, Chester, Gent. Aug 15. Watts, Manchester

Weight, Johx, Park lane, Hall Porter. Aug 1. Tickle, Lawrence lane, Cheapside

\ Gazette, July 15. J


Private Bill.—Aleager Cbapel (Marriages).

Medway Conservancy.

JULY IS.—BILL READ A SECOND TIME. Bale and Use of Poisons.

BILLS IN COMMITTEE. Private Bills.—Commons Regulation (Shenfield) Provisional Order, Alaager bapel (Marriages).


Private Bills.—Metropolitan Board of Works, Dudley and Oldbnry Junction Railway.

Water (Provisional Orders), Statute Law Revision and Civil Procedure.

JULY 18.-ROYAL ASSENT. The Royal assent was given by Commission to tho following Bills:—Newspapers Transmission; Married Women's Property (Scotland); Post Office (Lando); Bankruptcy and Cessio (Scotland); Court of Bankruptcy (Ireland); Officers and Clerks; Summary Jurisdiction (Process); Local Government Boards Provisional Order Confirmation (Askern, See.); Local Government Boards Provisional Orders Confirmation (Horfield, ke.); Enclosure (Hunstanton Common); Provisional Orders Confirmation; Land Drainago Supplemental; Local Government Boards Provisional Orders Confirmation (Birmingham, Tame, and Rea, &c); Gas Orders Confirmation; Pier and Harbour Orders Confirmation; Tramways Orders Confirmation (No. 1); Limeiick and Kerry Railway; Swansea Corporation Loans; East London Railway; Ipswich Tramways; London Sea Water Supply; Beverley Waterworks; Boston Dock; North-British and Montrose Railway Companies Amalgamation; Warehouse Owners' Company (Limited), (Delivery Warrants); Seacombe, Holylake, and Dee Side Railway ; Woking Water and Gas; Aylesbury and Rickmansworth Railway; Brighton and Dyke Railway; Caledonian Railway (Additional Powers); Standard Bank of British South Africa (Limited); Barrow-in-Furness Corporation; Bradford Water and Improvement; Egremont Local Board Waterworks; Stirling Waterworks Amendment; Cork, Blackrock, and Passage Railway (Steam Vessels); Great Southern and Western Railway; Greene's Patent; Parts of Holland and Satton-biidge Water; London, Chatham, and Dover Railway (Further Powers); Exeter Tramways; Cheshire Lines; Elthnm Valley Light Railway; City of Glasgow Union Railway; Great Eastern Railway; Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway; Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway (New Works); North British Railway (New TayJViaduct); King's Lynn Dock; Caledonian Railway (Lanarkshire Lines); Dublin United Tramways Company; London and North-Western Railway (New Railways); Thames Deep Water Dock; Bray Township; Gravesend Railway; Rotberham, Parkgate, and Rawmarah Tramways; Swindon and Cheltenham Extension Railway; StocktoniVidge; Me ropolitan Board of Works (Haokney Commons);

Glasgow and South-Western Railway; Leeds Tramways; Midland Railway (Additional Powers); Birkenhead Corporation (Gas and Water); Birkenhead Corporation; Caledonian Railway (Larbert and Grangemouth Connecting Lines) ; Edmonton Local Board (Division of District); Great Northern Railway ; London and North-Western Railway (Additional Powers); Potteries, Shrewsbury, and North Wales Railway (Winding Up); Snanage Railway; and East London Waterworks Company.

BILLS IN COMMITTEE. Wild Birds Protection Act Amendment, Tramways Orders Confirmation (No. 2).

BILL READ A THIRD TIME. Private Bill.—Alaager Cbapel (Marriages).

JULY 19.—BILL IN COMMITTEE. Supreme Court of Judicature Aot Amendment.

BILLS READ A THIRD TIME. Private Bills.—FurnesB Railway, Oxted and Groombridge Railway.

Petroleum (Hawking).

HOUSE OF COMMONS. JULY H.—BILLS READ A THIRD TIME. Private Bills.—East London Water, Teign Valley Railway.

JULY 15.—BILL READ A SECOND TIME. Metallio Mines (Gunpowder).

BILL IN COMMITTEE. Tnrnpike Aots Continnanoe.

JULY 18—BILLS READ A SECOND TIME. Veterinary Surgeons, Metropolitan Board of Works (Money), Incumbents of Benefices Loans Extension. BILLS READ A THIRD TIME. Turnpike Acts Continnanoe, Metallio Mines (Gunpowder).

JULY 20.—BILLS READ A SECOND TIME. Private Bills.—Manufacturers and Millowners' Mutual Aid Association, St. John's Hospital, Bedford.





Rota Of Registrars Ih Attk.vdanuk On

""ELi'."' V.cbaoob.

Monday, July 2.5Mr. Farrer Mr. Ward Mr. Leach

Tuesday 26 Teeadale Pemberton Latham

Wednesday.... 27 Farrer Ward Leach

Thursday .... 2S Teesdale Pemberton Lai ham

Friday 29 Farrer Ward Leach

Saturday 30 Teesdale Pemberton Latham

v n TT.r. Itr. Justioa Mr. Justice

V. 0. Kali. Fav kat

Monday, July 25Mr. Cobby Mr. Merivale Mr. Clowes

Tuesday 26 Jackson King Koe

Wednesday.... 27 Cobby Merivale Clowes

Thursday .... 28 Jackson King Koe

Friday 29 Cobby Merivale Clowes

Saturday 30 Jackson King Koe

The prospectus of the Bedford Park (Limited) has been issued. The company is formed for the purpose of purchasing an estate known by this name at Chitwick, and to develop on a more extended scale tho enterpr'ze of its present proprietor. Upwards of 350 houses have Hlr-ady been erected, and the work of building is now pushed forward at the rate of 150 houses a year. Thn founder agrees to accept £265,850 for the property, but £2,'0,000 can remain, on mortgage or otherwise, for six years at ih per cent., and the balance he will receive in shares or ca»h, as the directors may determine. The capital is £125,000, in shares of £10 each, and £100,000 in reversionary shares of £4 each. Subscriptions are now invited at par jfor 12,500 ordinary shares, and the vendor will make over to each subscriber for the ordinary shares one reversionary share in respect of each ordinary share allotted.

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