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SHERIFFS' OFFICERS. [To the Editor of the Solicitors' Journal.] Sir,—It appears to mo that now-a-days to give a sheriff's officer a writ of attachment in the hopo nud expectation of its ever being executed is little better than a farce. Without mentioning names, I may say that a few weeks ago I had occasion to lodge such a writ with one of the officers in a certain county. He appears to have put it in his drawer with a number of similar writs, and never troubled his head about it for several days, at the expiration of which time he wrote stating that if I could identify defendant he could be taken. I accordingly went to the place where he was most likely to be found, met him, and immediately wired the sheriff's officer to send down a man at once, but although I waited patiently for two hours, no one came. In reply to a complaining letter, the officer wrote expressing his regret that no one was in when the telegram arrived, and askiug me to give him twelve hours' notice of any appointment with the defendant.

I ngaiu arranged to meet the officer and another man, whose motto seems to be " defence not defiance," at ten o'clock punctually the next day. I attended at the time named, the man without the warrant arrived at the time named, but he who had the warrant sauntered down at 11.15 and another opportunity was lostFurther comment on this would be superlluous ; suffice it to say the defendant has not yet been secured, and probably the writ has been peacefully slumbering in the officer's drawer ever since his last bold attempt to execute it.

My object, of course, in troubling yon is that possibly some of your numerous readers, who doubtless suffer in the eutne way, may be able to suggest a remedy.

A Constant Kkader.


[To the Editor of the Solicitors' Journal.'] Sir,—Permit me to avail myself of your columns to ask whether any of your readers can refer me to any case in which it has been held to be the duty of a solicitor acting for both parties, on the occasion of a conveyance of an equity of redemption, to inform the vendor that he will remain liable to the mortgagee, although he is parting with the property? Lux.

[We do not know of any case, but we should think that it is clearly the duty of the solicitor acting for both vendor and purchaser of an equity of redemption to inform the vendor that he will remain liuble on the covenants in the mortgage.-—Ed. S. J.]

[To the Editor of the Solicitors' Journal.]

Sir,—In settling a charity lease the other day I met with a mistake in Woodfall's "Landlord and Tenant" which is of some importance, and to which you might like to call your readers' attention. At pp. 34 and 35 of the 12th edition, 23 & 24 Vict. c. 13C, s. 16, is mentioned as governing leases of charity lands, and the section is set out at length. I find, however, that that section has been repealed by 32 & 33 Vict. c. 110, s. 17, and that section 12 of the latter Act now regulates the matter.

Lincoln's-inn, Sept. 13. J. G.

Mr. Justice Watkin Williums, who is the judge selected to go on the Western Circuit at the ensuing autumn assizes, will, in addition, undertake some portion of the duties for Lor! Justice Lush on the North and South Walrs Circuits.


Company Voluntary Winding Up Cjmpclsort OrderRioiit Op Fully Paid-up Shareholder To PetiTionInsolvent CompanyCompanies Act, 1862, s. 138. —In the case of In re Selgravian Ice Company (Limited), an application was made before Kay, J., Vacation Judge, on th« 21st inst., for a winding-up order of the company by a folly paid-up shareholder. The petition alleged that the company was insolvent unless the liquidation was most successful, and further, that one shareholder bad a paramount interest iu the company, and tbat the petitioner would be prejudiced by anything but a compulsory order and an independent liquidator. It appeared that since the presentation of the petition the company had agreed upon a voluntary liquidation. For the petitioner it w.n submitted that she was prejudiced by the voluntary winding up, and Was entitled to a compulsory order, and reliance was placed upon In re West Surrey Tanning Company (L. R. 2 Eq. 737.) For the company it was submitted that the petitioner had no locus standi, and that the petition should be dismissed with costs, on the authority of In re Diamond Fuel Company (22 Solicitors' Journal, 246), and further, that the only ground apparently for the petition was that the present liquidator was objected to, and as to the latter point, that the petitioner could have applied under the 138th section of the Companies Act, 1862, without the necessity of say winding-up order. Kay, J., said that it had been settled since the Bcaugdaie Wine Company'a case (L. It. 3 Ch. 15} that a shareholder must make out a case for the court to interfere with a voluntary winding up. As far ss he could judge, all that the present petitioner objected to was the liquidator, but iho could have applied under the 138th section for his removal, and a winding up by the court was altogether unnecessary. Under the circumstances he should dismiss toe petition, but as the voluntary liquidation had Uken place after the presentation of the petition, he would dismiss it without costs.—Solicitors, Rogers § Chavc; A. Kerby.

Practice—Taxation Ok Costs—Presence Of Solicitoe Vacation.—In the case of In re A Solicitor, also before Kay, J., on tbe -l-t inst., an application was made for leave to tax a solicitor's bill in the vacation. lbs common order to tax had been mado on the 10th of September, and the taxing muter Whs willing to proceed with tbe taxation forthwith, but he considered he had no power in vacation without an order of the judge to compel the attendance of the lolicitor at the taxation. Kay, J., said that the order he should make would be to direct the taxation to proceed on notice being given to the solicitor, so that hs might attend if he liked. If he did not attend, then the taxation would proceed iu his absence.—Solicitors, Eardley, Holt, § !.. ardion.

PracticeArditrationAgreement To Refer All Matters In DisputeCiiaroino OrderAlterationKefusal Op Arbitrator To ActAppointment or New AruitratorCommon Law Procedure Act, 1851, s. 11.— In the caso of Huston v. Tobin, also before K*y, J., on tS« 21st inst., a motion was made for the appointment by th< conrt of a new arbitrator under tbe following circumstance*. The action was one in relation to setting aside an agreement, and had been dismissed by Fry, J, and then was a sum now in tbe hands of the plaintiff* payable to the defendant Subsequently to the trial, the defendant and his solicitors had quarrelled, and an agreement was come to referring all matters in dispute to the arbitration of an eminent solicitor. The defendant's solicitors subsequently obtained a charging order on the moneys in the pbuatinY hands for any sum so found dne. By the agreement tbe arbitrator had power to tax the bill of costs of the defendant's solicitor. When the parties came before the arbitrator tbe conduct of the defendant was so violent that the arbitrator refused to proceed with the arbitration, and this motion was now made under the 12th section of the Common Law Procedure Act, 1854, for the appointment by the court of a new arbitrator. It was also asked that the charging order might be varied accordingly. The defendant submitted that no order should be made, and desired that nil matters should bo referred to the taxing master or to one of the official referees. Kay, J., said he had power under the section referred to to appoint a new arbitrator when, as here, the named arbitrator refused to act, and he accordingly referred it to chambers to appoint an arbitrator. He said he had no power to vary the charging order as asked, bat that a new order mast be drawn up, inserting the name of the fresh arbitrator.—Solicitor, W. Webb.

Patent Infringement Validity Established By ActionAge Of PatentIssues.—In the case of Holmes Marine Life Protection Association (Limited) v. PilUy, also before K*y, J., on the 21st inst., a motion was made to restrain the infringement of a patent now thirteen years old, and which bad never been impeached. It was admitted that the validity of the patent had not been decided in any judicial proceeding, but an injunction was asked simply on the ground of the age of the patent. The plaintiffs alleged tbat it an account were kept by the defendant it would be no adequate protection to them, as the defendant was ruining the trade by his mode of selling. The defendant denied the validity of the patent on the usual grounds, and offered to keep an account until the trial. He objected to any injunction. Kay, J., said he did not think it was the practice to grant an injunction, even in the case of an old patent, where it had not been established by some judicial proceeding. All he could do now was to direct the usual issues to be tried as to the validity of the patent. The defendant must keep an account, and on these terms the motion would stand to the trial. The parties might deliver their pleadings at once, and then settle the issues if necessary.—Solicitors, Burton, Yeales, Mart, <S: Burton.

Landlord And TenantDistressBailiff—Agent Of LandlordWithdrawal Of Distress Iiy LandlordRetainer Of Possession By BailiffExpenses Of DisTress.—In a case of Pronger v. Freeman, also before Kay, J., on the 21st inst., a motion was made for an order that the defendants should give up possession of the plaintiff's premises. The plaintiH was tenant of the defendant Freeman on a yearly tenancy, his tenancy expiring at Michaelmas next. It appeared that Freeman had written to the plaintiff applying for his rent, and stating that a distress would be put in unless the same was paid. The plaintiff at once sent Freeman a cheque for the rent, about £120, actually remainng jdue of tbe Lady-day rents, certain sums having been paid by the plaintiff on account of the defendant. Before the defendant bad received the oheque he ordered tbo defendant Morgan, as bis agent, to distrain for a whole year's rent— namely, £400—and Morgan accordingly went into possession and refused to allow any of the plaintiff's crops to be removed. On the plaintiff ascertaining that, notwithstanding the payment of his cheque, Morgan declined to withdraw from possession, and that he claimed expenses calculated for a seizure and sale for £400 instead of £120, the amount aotually due for rent, he commenced this action for damages and an injunction. An interview subsequently took place between th9 plaintiff and Freeman, when the latter gave the plaintiff a receipt in full for the whole year's rent and also an agreement to pay him a valuation as outgoing tenant, and at tbe same time he sent off a telegram to the defendant Morgan saying that the distress was withdrawn. Freeman subsequently wrote to Morgan confirming the telegram, and stating that unless the plaintiff subsequently paid his expenses he would. Morgan still, however, refused to withdraw nnless his expenses were first paid, and accordingly this motion was brought, asking that the defendants might be ordered to withdraw. For Freeman it was submitted that the agreement was that the plaintiff was to pay Morgan, and that he had not done so. For Morgan it was submitted tbat he was bound to be paid his expenses, and was entitled to remain in possession until that was done, and was in effect a yitim-officer of the court. Kay, J., was clearly of opinion that Morgan was only agent of the landlord, and was bound to withdraw from possession as soon as bis authority was withdrawn. He was not at all in the position of a sheriffs officer where an execution had been put in. He mast now withdraw, leaving the question as to his expenses to be subsequently determined. He would reserve the costs of tho motion.—Solicitors, Eardley, Holt, &• Richardson ; Jackson (J- Prince.


Annual Provincial Meetino.

The following arrangements have been made for the annnal provincial meeting of this society, to be held in the Pavilion at Brighton, on Tuesday and Wednesday, the 11th and 12th of October next.

Tuesday, October 11 :—The president, Mr. Charles Claridge Druce, will take the chair at 11 a.m., and address the meeting. After the address of the president, papers contributed by members of the society will be read and discussed. Tne meeting will adjourn at 1.30 for luncheon. It will be resumed at 2.30, and be closed at 4.30 o'clock. In the evening, the members of the Incorporated Law Society attending the meeting (to a number not exceeding 400) will be entertained at dinner by the president and members of the Sussex Law Society.

Wednesday, October 12:—The meeting will be resumed at 11 a.m. , when the reading of papers and the discussion thereon will be continued until 4.30 p.m., with the exception of an interval of adjournment for luncheon between 1.30 and 2.30 p.m. The forty-sixth half-yearly general meeting of the Solicitors' Benevolent Association will be held in the Pavilion on this day, October 12, at 10 a.m.

On the evening of Wednesday, October 12, there will be a conversazione and ball at the Pavilion, at 9.30.

Endeavours will be made to arrange one or more excursions on Tbnrsday, the 13th.

The Brighton committee will be happy to give any further information to members proposing to attend the meeting on application addressed to Mr. J. W. Howlett, Brighton.


MANCHESTER LAW STUDENTS' SOCLETY. The third meeting of the summer session was held on Tuesday evening, September 20, at the Law Library, Crossstreet, Manchester, when J. B. Edge, Esq., of Manchester, barrisier-at-law, occupied the chair. It was unanimously resolved: "That the hearty congratulations of the society be, and are hereby, tendered to Mr. S. F. Butcher and Mr. Jas. Hislop upon their recent successes at the Solicitors' Honours Examination, and the society notes with pleasure the success which has attended the Manchester candidates at that examination, two out of the five in the first class having come from this city." The question for debate was: "Does notice of an aot of bankruptcy committed after tbe seizure, but before delivery under a writ of elegit, deprive tbe creditor of the privileges of section 95 of the Bankruptcy Act, 1869 P" Messrs. Innes, Coward, and Law argued for the affirmative, and Messrs. Branthwaite and Caspar supported the negative. Mr, F. W. Roe Kycroft (solicitor) and Mr. Hislop (soiioitor) also spoke in favour of the affirmative. The chairman then summed up in a very able and exhaustive manner, and tbo question on being put to the meeting was decided in the affirmative by four votes. A cordial vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the meeting.


MR. HENRY CHARLES TRENCHARD. Mr. Henry Charles Trenchard, solicitor, of Taunton, died suddenly on the 13th inst. He was out shooting at West Buckland with his son, when he fell to the ground, and died almost instantly. Mr. Trenchard was admitted a solicitor in 1831, and he bad practised for over fifty years at Taunton. He had an extensive private practice, and he had been for many years clerk to the Taunton Board of Guardians, Assessment Committee, and Rural Sanitary Authority, and superintendent registrar for the district. He was also solicitor to the Taunton and West Somerset Licensed Victuallers' Association, and secretary to the local Conservative association. Mr. Trenchard was universally respected at Taunton, and his sudden death is much lamented.


Mr. Johm Bbewster, solicitor, of Middlesborough, lias linen appointed a Commissioner to administer Oaths in the .Supremo Court of Judicature.

Mr. Jons Bowliko, solicitor, of Leeds, has been appointed Clerk to the Horsforth Local Board.

Mr. Edwabd Gbeer, solicitor, of Newry, has been appointed an Assistant Legal Commissioner under the Irish Land Aot. Mr. Greer has been for several years sossional Crown solicitor for the county of Armagh.

Mr. Geraxd Honnybun, solicitor, of Huntingdon, has been appointed by the Duke of Manchester to the oflice of Coroner for the Leytonstone Division of Uuntingdonsbirc.


Joint Stock Companies.


NoHTHEim CotNTiss Bask, Limited.—Petition for winding up, presented Sept H, directed to bo heard before Chitty, J., at the Rolls Court, Chancery-lane, on Wednesday, Sept 29. Nash and Field, Qneen at, Chenpside, agents for Pybus, Newcastle on-Tyno, solicitor for the i>etitioner.

Watsoit Kiplixg Ajtd Cohpaky, Limited.—By an order made by Kay, J., dated Sept 7( it was ordered that the voluntary winding np of the said company bo continued. Crowdcr and Co, Xineoln'sinn-fields, agenU for "Ward, Middlesbrough, solicitor for the petitioners. [Gazette, Sept. 1G.J

Gexeiml Iroit Scbew Collier Compaxt, Limited.—Petition for winding np, presented September 20, directed to be heard before the Vacation Judge, Rolls yard. Chancery lane, on Sept 2S. Lyne and Holman, Great Winchester st, solicitors for the petitioners.

Nokthkkx Cochtibs Bank, Limited.—Petition for winding up, presented Sept 17, directed to be heard before Kay, J., at the Rolls court, Chancery lane, on Sept 28. Rossiter, Vorulam bldgs, Gray's- inn, agent for Joel, Newcastlo-upon-Tyne, solicitor for the petitioner.

Provincial Mowbtaey COMPART, Limited.—By an order made by Kay, J., dated Sept 14, it was ordered that the above company Iw wound up. Kingsford, Donnan and Co, Essex st, Strand, agents for Titley, Bath, solicitor for the petitioners.

WovKnre) Men's Mutual Societt, Limited.—By an order mnde by Kay, J., dated Sept 7, it was ordered that the alwvo socioty 1kj wound up. Betill and Co, Queen Victoria st, solicitors for tho petitioner. Kay, J., has fixed Friday, Sept 30, at 12, at the chambers of Chitty, J., Rolls yard, Chancery lane, for tho appointment of an oflloial liquidator.

Silveb Valley Mixes, Limited.—Kay, J., has fixed Friday, Sept 30, at 12, at the chambers of Chitty, J., Rolls yard. Chancery lane, for the appointment of an official liquidator.

[Gazette, Sept. 20.]

Friendly Societies Dissolved. Liverpool Waiters' Sicc And Burial Society, Liverpool, Sept 13

Croft Jckior Female Friketdlt Society, General Elliot Inn, Croft, Lancaster, Sept 13 {Gazette, Sept. 16.]

Friexdly And Benefit Society, Crown Inn, Strickland, Dorset. Sept 16. [Gazette, Sept. 20. J



LAST DAY OF CLAIM. Arscott, Thomas Rftnolds, Exmouth, Captain In tho Devon

Artillery Militia. Oct 15. Tozcr and Genre, Exeter Bainiikidgf, William, Ynnn, York, Genu Nov 1. Ncwhy and Co,

StockU-m-on-Tees limn i. Jobs, C'artmol Fell, Lancaster, Gent. Oct 22. Bolton,


Biiowy, KnnrRT, Nrwmnrlcct All Saints, Cambridge, Fishmonger.

'Vtl. Fenn nnd D'Altmni, Newmarket Hi Klkv, John, Halifax, Gent. Oct 16. Edwards Hill, Halifax Biaton, Klijah, London rd, Fishmonger. Oct 1. Biuney and Co,


Cintor, Morris, Tavistock sq, Esq. Oct 17. Hilborr, Billiter st Cimmino, Hcv John, Manor House, Chiswick. Oct 25. Hydo and

Co, Ely nl, Holborn Daltrby, Hknuv Francis, Fore st, Ivory Warehouseman. Nov 8.

I'hipos, Farriinrton st F.nvotnsoir, Isaac, Keswick, Cumberland, Gent. Oct 22. Bolton,


Foono.v, Elizabeth, Jorrow, Durham, Nov 7. Mather and Co, Ncwcastle-upon.Tyno

Gottsctialck, GonrnET, Fallowfiold, Manchester, Merchant. Hot

16. Cunliffo and Co, Manchester Hardtoo, Henry, Stoke Bishop, Gloucester, Yeoman, Oct li.

Meado-King and Bigg, Bristol Jackson, Arabella, Whitby, York. Doc 31. Grav and Pannctt,


Jackson, TnoMis, Ruswarp, York, Gent. Doc 31. Gray and

Pannott, Whitby

Jenkinson, William, Sheffield, Leather Dealer. Oct 17. Wheal, Shoffleld

Leioit, Samuel Gkoxge, Leeds, Surgeon. Nov 15. Butler and

Middlcbrook, Leeds Marker, Mart Axnb Goodwin, Lewisham High rd. Nor 0.

Thomas, Begent st Mii.i.ktt, Hannibal Curnow, Blenhei-n rd, St John's Wo-:»i,

Solicitor. Oct 20. Coodo and Co, Bedford row Pembektox, Frederick Albert, Horsefcrry rd, Westminster. Oct

18. Mackoson and Co, Lincoln's inn fields Pollard, John, Holkor, Lancaster, Gent. Sept 29. Tyson, Dftltnn


Procter, William, the younger, Durham, Gent. Oct 6. Marshall, Durham

Standfield, William Thomas, Crowkerno, Somersot. Brewer.

Oct 12. Sparks and Blnke, Crewkerno Thompson, Robert, KendaL, Wostmorolaud, Glass and China

Dealer. Oct 22. Bolton, Kendal Wilcox, William, Walsall, Stafford, Spur Manufacturer. Oct 10.

Stubbs and Smythc, Birmingham Wilson, John, Dowsbury, York, Gent. Nor 1. Chadwick out]

Sons, Dowsbury

{Gazette, Sept. 13.J

Atkinson, Mart, Brighton. Oct 20. Verrall, Brighton

Aubin, Fanny, Islo of Ely, Cambridge. Oct 2!». Mototlfe, Wisbech

St Peter

Beater, Mary, C'rowkcmc, Somerset. Oct 30. Sparks and Blake,


Botwbioht, Maria, Harwar st. Hackney rd. Oct 1. Jenkinson,


Bradley, Josiau, Oldham, Cotton Yarn Dresser. Oct 3. Melkor,


Bradley, Mary, Oldham, Lancaster, Oct 15. Mcllor, Oldham Court, Robert, Dvmchurch, Kent, Yeoman. Oct 11. Bcringcr,

New Roroney

Curling, Boswrll, Lcwisham, Kent, Wine Merchant's Clerk. Nor

1. Chorley and Co, Moorgatc Ft Daviks. William, York Town, Surrey, Surgeon. Not 1. Cooke,


Dent, Thomas, Kingston upon Hull, Licensed Victualler. Nor 1.

Watson and Son, Hull Ditchett, William I)ay, Louth, Lincoln, Surgeon. Nov It Wood,


Dvncombk, Rice John Ives, Exeter, Gent. Nov 1. Tozcr aiul

Gearo, Exeter

Gordon, Catherine Maria, Onslow gdns, Kensington. Oct31.

Boodle, Davies st, Berkeley sq Goclburn, Sarah, Cheetham, ur Manchester. Oct 20. MarlowaLtl

Dixon, Manchester Harland, Charles, Dnko st, St James', Esq. Oct 15. Crawley

and Arnold, Whitehall t>1 Lord, Alfkid, Vicar of Mithian, Cornwall. Nov 1. Edward

Carpontcr, Trafalgar sq. Maoee, Thomas, Birmingham, House Agent. Oct 10. Tyndall and

Co, Birmingham

Owen, William, Rothcrham, York, Ironmaster. Nov 9. Nicholson and Co, Wetb, nr Rotherham Peabson, Margaret Ann, Hoigham, Norwioh. Oct 9, Sadd and

Linay, Norwich

Pinches, Conrad Hume, Cromwell rd, South Kensinirton, Banister

at Law. Nov 1. Grogson, Angel ct, Throgmorton M Pubnfll, Thomas, Gunnersbury, M.D. Oct 31. Hobbs, jtmr.


Selikr, Johw Larden, Tnrporley, Chester, Esq, M.D. Oct

Birch and Co, Friars, Chester Smith, George KsrrH, Gosport, Southampton, Wlno Merchant.

Nov 1. Wilkinson and Drew, Bcrmondser st Sparrow, Sarah Prick, Welshpool, Montgomery. Eers. 28.

Howell and Co, Welshpool Waitk, Francis Usher, Beeston, Nottingham. Nov 1. Marrav,

Whitehall pi

Whitehead, Waltbe William, Leeds, Bookbinder. Nor 1. Walter Harland, Leeds

{Battttr, Sept. IS.j

ATtnrsON-, Mast, Brighton. Oct SO. Verrall, Brighton
Bartlett, Ridley, Wellington st, Shocklewell, Gont. Oct XI.

Wells, Paternoster row
Bartliff, Mary, Pickering, York. Nor 7. Whitehead, Pickering
Bowrrs, William, Leeds, Beerseller. Oct 8. Tempest, Leeds
Bramlby, William, Kippax, York, Retired Labourer. Oct 29.

Shaw, Leeds

Birnet, Jakes, Lcwisham, Draper. Oct 21. Well*, Patemiwcr


Cock, Gkorgf, South Molton, Devon, Retired Tradesman. Sept 39.

Bhapland and Sons, South Molton

Cook, Riiiurd, Urouiagrovc, Worcester, Builder. Oct 31. Cre»well, Brnmsgrove

Dobson, Thomas, Kirby Moorsido, York, Retired Grocer. Oct IL Harrison, Kirljy Mo,irsido

Durham, Ltdia, Ad<lison rd, Kensington. Oct 16. Unna, Tho Sanctuari'. WestminsU'r

Fisk, John Lkatiikidalk, Widmore, Bromley, Kent, Underwriter. Oct 22. Harries and Co, Coleman st

Fitzi'ateick, Mary Ann, Liverpool. Oct 17. Horo and Co, Liverpool

Frost. George, Dorchester, Hotol Proprietor. Sci't 30. Covinb<,


Horxer, Fraitces, Brompton, Northallerton, York. Oct 14.

Whitehead, Pickering Hobkkb, Smo.f, Whitby, York, Gent. Oct 11. Whitehead,


Kbeuxo, Haxsah Cors, Hanley, Stafford. Oct 20. Paddoek and Son, Hunloy

Kbelinu, Ralph, Hanley, Stafford, Clerk. Oct 20. Paddock and Son, Hanley

Lbwi>-, Lukr Thomas, Myddloton sq, Islington, Gent. Oct 20.

Berkeley and Calcott, Lincoln's inn Holds Milul'kn, Tuoaias, Nowcastlo-upon-Tyne, Carman. Nov 1.

Dickinson, Nowcaatle-upon-Tyno Place, Caroline, York. Nov 1. Whitehoad, Pickering Raxdall, Venorablo Archdeacon Hewrv Goldxby, Christian

Malford, Wilts. Nov 1. Booty and Bayliffe, Raymonds bldga,

Gray's inn

Eeilly, Thomas, Wednesbory, Stafford, Insurance Agent. Oct 17.

Jones, Wednesbury Riciiardsox, Jonx, Hcalington, York, Gent. Nov 22. Crumbic,


Bonaybe, Elizabeth, Harrogate, York. Nov 1. Emmet and Walker, Halifai

Stokes, Rev. Geobrb, Hope, near Hanley, B.D. Oct 10. Bishop

and Topham, Hanley Wueblkk, Gkoeqb, Warminster, Wilts, Nursoryman. Nov 30.

Wakonuin and Black, Warminster WirrRK, Robbrt, Thames Ditton, Surrey, Licensed Victualler.

Octal. Wells, Paternoster row Wightmaw, Jomi, Chard, Somorset, Retired Ironfounder. Oct 8.

Clarke and Lukin, Chard

\Qaiette, Sept. 20.1


The Lord Chancellor is suffering from indisposition, brought on by overwork, and has been advised to take complete rest. It ia stated that his medical advisers hope that he will be convalescent in the course of a week.

It is stated that the Commissioners of Prisons have report against the retention of Newgate Gaol, and it only rema"18 for the Home Secretary to confirm their decision. Clerke"" well Prison will become the central lock-up for Londo" malefactors; and the courts of law which oomprise what ia known as the Old Bailey will be enlarged so as to cover the space now occupied by the prison.

In Davit v. Mayor and Council of Macon, says the Albany Law Journal, Judge Bleckley observed :—" When I was a solicitor-general nothing in my experience struck me with more force t'tan that, term after term, in er.oh connty of my oironit, I met substantially the same body of people who had connection with the criminal docket—the same array of proseoutors, defendants, and witnesses. Here and there a new man would come in, and occasionally a prosecutor would beoome a prosecuted, and vice versd, and the witness class would occasionally disintegrate and mix up with the other two; but my intimates were, and continued to be for four years, very mnch the same individuals. They were my regular cuttomcri."

At the Wandsworth Police Court on Wednesday last an important case was heard, having reference to the construction of shop basements, Alfred Boon, a builder, being summoned at the instance of the Wandsworth Board of Works for proceeding to the erection of houses in the Battersea Park-road contrary to the order of the board. It appeared that the defendant sent in an application for the erection of a number of shops with basements. Upon that the board passed a resolution in effect stating that they could not permit the houses to be erected below the level of the road. Mr. Guy, who appeared for the defendant, said he believed the point had never been raised before. If allowed, it would practically prevent tbe construction of basements in London. Mr. Corsellis, clerk of the board, said the main sewer was laid in the Battersea Park-road fifteen years ago, and on the occasion of storms the water rose and flooded the basements. The oDly way to avoid the difficulty was to prevent tbe construction of basements. Mr. Pilditch, the surveyor, was called to corroborate that statement. After a lengthened argument, in which the magistrate thought the board had power to make the order, Mr. Corseilis suggested that the defendant should fill up the basements which he had already constructed. The defendant asked to be allowed to retain the basements to some half-dozen shops on the understanding that the remainder should be erected without them. Tbe summons was ultimately adjourned to allow of an arrangement.

Mr. J. N. Goran, the revising barrister for St. Panorai, on Thursday gave his decision in a case which arose at the <

St. Panoras Registration Court a few days ago, and whioh affects a large number of olaims. It turned upon the distinction to be drawn between a " lodger" and an " oooupier." Charles Simpson claimed as an occupier far three rooms at 24, PrinoeB-cresoent. Having been objected to, he appeared and proved that the furniture in tbe rooms was his own, that he had free ingress to the rooms, and could shut out the landlord if ho ohose, and that the landlord gave him no service or attendance. The question the revising barrister said was whether Mr. SimpsoD was a lodger or an oooupier, and that had always been one of great difficulty, and was rendered more dimoult by the interpretation of the words "dwelling-house" in the Aot of 1878. To entitle Mr. Simpson to the franchise it must be shown that be had sole and exclusive occupation or wo of a room or rooms, and that he had during the time of such occupation been rated as an ordinary householder. He was of opinion that Mr. Simpson had made out his claim on tbe first point—namely, that he had sole and exclusive use of part of a house. With regard to the next point—namely, the payment of rates—it had been deoided that where a number of persons occupied distinct and separate parts of a factory or building, and tbe landlord paid the whole of the rates, then the various persons must be held to have been rated as ordinary householders, although not separately rated by the overseers—a thing which it was practically impossible for tbe overseers to do. He therefore held that the claim of Mr. Simpson had been made out, and should disallow the objection made by the Conservatives.

SALE OF ENSUING WEEK. Sept 30.—Mr. E. Jackson, at the Mart, at 2 p.m., Freehold Building Property (see advertisement, Sept. 10, p. 844).


Banks.—Sept. 18, at Woodsley Lodge, Leeds, the wife of

George Banks, barrister-at-law, of a daughter. Brown.—Sept. 18, at the Royal B*nk House, Maybole, N.B.,

the wife of David Brown, solicitor, of a son. Seton-karh,.—Sept. 12, at Roby Hall, Liverpool, the^wife of

Henry Seton-Karr, barrister-at-law, of a son. Strickland. — Sept. 20, at Essex Lodge, Cotham-road,

Bristol, the wife of Nathaniel Strickland, solicitor, of a



Afpleton Tristram.—Sept. 20, at Bramshott Church, Hants, William Appleton, of the Inner Temple, barrirtsr-atlaw, to Eleanor Penelope Mary, daughter of the late William Barrington Tristram, of Foirley, Hants.

Brioos Ridsdale. — Sept. 20, at Ealing Congregational Church, E. F. Ashworth Briggs, M.A., LL.M., of the Middle Temple, barrister-at-law, to Florence May Ridsdale, daughter of the lale Joseph Ridsdale, of Montpellier, Tufnell-park, N.


Prothero.—Sept. 15, at 4, St. John's-wood-road, Thomas

Prothero, F.S.A., barrister-at-law, aged 65. Radcliff.—Sept. 13, at 24, Montague-place, Russell-square,

Joseph Radchff, M. A., barrister-at-law, aged 43.



Friday, Sept. 16,1891. Under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869. Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar. To Surrender in London. Greenfield, Edward Jabez, Denmark hill, Ancrley, Tailor. Pet Sopt 14, Brougham. Sept 29 at 1

To Surrender In the Country. Brindlcy, Samuel, Ashton-on-Morsey, Chester, Builder. Pot Sop

12. Listor. Manchester, Oct 10 at 12

Flotcher, William, Wingates, Wcsthoughton, Lancaster, Builder.

Pet Sept 9. Holden. Bolton, Sopt 28 at 11 Balstead, Ed ward Percy, Ross, Hereford, Horse Dealer. Pet Sept

13. Carloss, jun. Hereford, Sopt 29 at 10

Nicholls, B B , Bristol, Bootmaker. Pot Sept 13. Hurley.

Bristol, Sept 28 at 2 Pointon, Edwin, St. Holon's, Lancaster, Grocer, Pot Sfpt 11.

Coopor. Liverpool, Oct 3 at 12

Slack, Joseph, Nottingham, Baker. Pet Sept 14. Patchitt. Nottingham, Sept 28 at 11

Weeks, William Francis, Hastings, Butcher, ret Sept 10. Young. Hastings, Oct 1 at 13

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 1881. Under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869. Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar. To Surrender in London. Da vies, George, Arundel st, Strand, Metal Merchant. Pot Sept 16.

Brougham. Oct 1 at 11.30 Lloyd, Eleanor, Marylebono rd. Pet July It. Hazlitt. Oct 1 at 11

To Surrender in the Country. Bedingfiold, Charles Henry, Leicester, Tobacconist. Pet Sept 15.

Moore. Leicester, Oct 5 at 12.30 Crcyke, William Ramsdon, Hanley, Builders' Merchant. Pet Sept

16. Jackson. Hanley, Oct 3 at 11 Jones, David, Trecyuon, Aberdare, Grocer. Pet Sept 17. Williams.

Abordare, Oct 3 at 11 Milan, James Thomas, Sunbury, Licensed Victualler. Pet Sept 12.

Abbott. Kingston, Oct 0 at 12.30 Thomas, William Henry, Rydc, Isle of Wight, Ironmonger. Pet

Sept 14. Blake. Newport, Oct 1 at 12 White, Greenwood, Bingley, York, Stuff Manufacturer. Pet Sept 15. Robinson. Bradford, Oct 4 at 12

Liquidations by Arrangement.

FIRST MEETINGS OF CREDITORS. Fkiday, Sept. 1G, 1881. AUcoek, Jacob, Watton, Norfolk, Grocer. Oct 3 at 2 at offices of

Culley and Gould, Queen st, Norwich. Robinson, Watton Anderton, William, Lincoln, Cabinet Maker. Sept 28 at 11 at oflices

of Page, jun, Flaxengate, Lincoln Arculus, Thomas, and not Arenlus, as previously advertised, Hockley Heath, Warwick, Baker. Sept 20 at 11.30 at offices of Price

and Co, Paradise st, Birmingham Basson, Robert Thomas, Goldhawk rd. Shepherd's Bush, Provision

Dealer. Sept 26 at 2 at offices of Barrett, London Wall. Lomax,

Goldhawk rd, Shepherd's Bush Bicknell, Malcolm, Maiden Newton, Dorset, Manager of a Farm.

Sept 28 at 3 at offices of Kearsey and Co, Old Jewry Bonfellow, George Onesimus, Golborne rd, Notting hill, out of business. Sept 20 at 4 at 145 Chcapside Bonser, George, Dalton, Huddersfield, Farmer. Sept 28 at 12 at

offices of Welsh, Victoria chambers. Queen st, Huddersfield Brook, Joab Ramsdcn, Kirkburton, nr Huddorsfleld, Painter. Oct

5 at 11 at offices of Milnes and Swift, New st, Huddersfield Burraan, Arthur Ralph, Seocombe, Cheater, Licensed Victualler.

Sept 30 at 3 at offices of Copeman, Dalo st, Liverpool Clark, Joseph, South Shields, Durham, Stationer. Oct 3 at 12 at

offices of Wawu and Smith, King st, South Shiolds Clover, Samuel, Arthur st, Oxford st, out of business. Sept 20 at

11 at offices of Hart and Co, Gt Russell st, Bloomsbury. Cork, Gt

Russell st

Cotnbes, Alfred, Chichester, Wine and Spirit Merchant. Oct 4 at 3

at offices of Arnold and Cooper, East st, Chichester Cook, George, Kidderminster, Worcester, Wheelwright. Sept 20 at

3 ut offices of Roden and Dawes, Bank buildings, Kidderminster Cowles, James George, Mangotslield, Gloucester, Builder. Sept 20

at 12 at offices of Parsons, High st, Bristol Crick, John, Bristol, Builder. Sept 20 at 2 at offices of Tricks, Broad

st, Bristol. Ward, Bri>tol Davenport, Alfred, Birmingham, Brewer. Sept 20 at 4 at offices of

Elkington, Ncwhall st, Birmingham. Ratcliff, Birmingham Davie, William. Southampton, Cnrpcnter. Sept 20 at 3 at offices of

Bell and Taylor, Portland st, Southampton. Day, James, Bradford, York, Grocer. Oct 3 at 11 at offices of Atkinson, Dale st, Bradford Evans, Martha, ByLon, Hereford, Licensed Victualler. Sept 29 at 3

at offices of Moore, Corn aq, Leominster Farley, William lleury, Runagate, Coach Builder. Sept 2i at 1 at

offices of Parry, Harbour st, Ramsgato Fenton, William, W'igau, Draper. Oct 3 at 11 at offices of Barlow*

King st, Wigau

Foulouse, Joseph, Digbet'i, Licensed Victualler. Sept 27 at 3 at offices of Sargemand Son, Bennetfs-hilt, Birmingham

Gardner, John, Cnthay, BriMul, Builder. Sept 30 at 2 at Guildhall, Brood st, Bristol

Gccn, Henry, Cardiff, Builder. Sept 30 at 11 at offices of Smith

and Co, High st, Cardiff. Morgan and Scott, Cardiff Goodman, Hnrrk'L, Stourport, Worcester, Painter. Oct 3 at 3 at

offices of Thurstleld, Swan st, Kidderminster Grant, William, Bristol, Draper. Sept 23 at 12 at offices of Essery,

Nicholas st, Bristol Griffith, Richard, Llangeinwcn, Anglcsca, Farmer. Sept .'Wat 11

ut Sportsman Hotel, Carnarvon. Williams and Hughes, Porth-yr


Gwillam, John, Birmingham. Licensed Victualler. Sept 20 at 2 at

offices nf Bullcr and Bickley, Bennetts-hill, Birmingham Hoare, John Chapman, Broad st, Bloomsbury, Cab Proprietor.

Sept 20 at 3 at offices of Cooper and Co, Lincoln's-inn-fields Hodgin-H, James, Holboach. Lincoln, Schoolmaster. Sept 20 at 1 at

offices of Moshop and Mossop, Holbcach HutUon, Isabella, Burnley, Lancaster, Leather Dealer. Sept 20 at

3 at offices of Artindale and Artiudale, Hargreaves st, Burnley Israel, Nathan, Salford, Hulme, Manchester, out of busiucss.

Sept 20 at 11 atotlices of Ambler, Chapel st, Sal font Jones, Rowland (Jill, Lye, Oldswinford, Worcester, Chemist. Sept

30 at 11 at offices of Corner and Co, Market st, Stourbridge Landcn, William, Monlton, Lincoln, Publican. Sepiemlter 20 at 1

nt the White Mart Hotel, Spalding, Calthrop, Spalding Lee, John, Kingston upon Hull, Hatter, Sept 2$ at 3 at offices of "Martinson, Exchange hide's, Bowlnlley lane, Kingston upon Hull Leigh, John, Hanley, Stafford, Grocer. Sept 2fct at io at offices of

Ashmall, Albion st, Hanley Longniaffc, Edwin, Amburst rd, Stoko Newington, Baker. Sept 29

at 2 at offices of Willis, Charles &q, Uoxton

Lund, George, Bradford, York, Woollen Merchant. Sept 28 at 11 at Leutchers' Restaurant, Darley st, Bradford. Beverley and Co, Bradford

Malpass, John, Burslem, Stafford, Wheelwright. Sept 23 at 3 at

offices of Bennett, Piccadilly bldgs, Hanley Manners, William, Grantham, Lincoln, Solicitor. Sept 20 at 1.33at

the George Hotel, Grantham. Barker, Melton Moworay Maxwell, Thomas, High Harrington, Cumberland, Grocer. Sept 20

at 11 at office of Mi 11 burn, Nook st, Workington Ncwby, Thomas, and John Newby, Cleckheaton, York, Builders.

Oct -1 at 11 at offices of Curry, Cleckheaton Peel, Richaad, Salterforth, York, Farmer. Oct 1 at 2 at offices of

Robinson and Co, Skipton Pic-knell, Edward Shepherd, Hastings, Lodging house keener. Sept

27 at 2 at the Law Institution, Chancery lane. Davenport and Oj»


Pigott, Botry Eversfteld, Gate Burton, Lincohi, Clork in Holy Orders. Oct 5 at 1 at the Great Northern Hotel, Lincoln. Bescobv, Ka*i Retford

Potter, Martha, Brighton, Ladies* Outfitter. Sept 30 at 3 at offiets

of Champion and Co, Ironmonger lane. Champion, Brighton Puddcphatt, Henry, Dunstable, Bedford, out of business. Sept 3U

at 11 at offices of Carter, Barber's lane, Luton Rees, Jacob, Llandilo, Carmarthen, Inukeeper. Sept 27 at 11 &t

offices of Howell, Stepney st, Llanelly Robinson, John Haylock, Moray rd, Tollington Park, Wholesale

Confectioner. Oct 5 at 2 at offices of Dalton and Jcsaett, Si.

Clement's House, Clement's lano Rowe, John Alfred. Rock Ferry, nr Birkenhead. Boot Maker. Oct J

nt 3 at offices of Moore, Duncan st, Birkenhead Rowlands, Thomas, Forest Hill, Kent, Cowkeepcr. Oct 3 at 12 at

the Law Institution, Chancery lane. Child and Son, South aq.

Gray's inn

Rynveld, Daniel Levie, Cannon st rd, Butcher. Sept 20 at 10.3O at

offices of Cattlin, Wormwood st, Old Broad st Saunders, John Gilbert, Wollastou, nr Stourbridge, Worcester,

Farmer. Sept 30 at 3 at offices of Gould and Elcock, Lower High

st, Stourbridgo

Senior, Ann, Huddersfield, Innkeeper. Sept 29 at 11 at offices oi

Dransflcld, Ramsden st, Huddersfield Shaw, Edwin, Liversedge, York, Bobbin Manufacturer- Sept 2S at

10.15 at offices of Scholes and Son, Wakefield rd, Dewstmry Smith, John, Hey wood, Lancaster, Dyer. Oct 1 at, 12 at offices off

Banks, York st, Hey wood Taylor, Robert, Nottingham! Fruit Merchant. Oct 4 at 12 at office*

of Fraser, Brougham chmbrs, Wheclergate, Nottingham Thomas, David, Cardiff, Builder. Sept 23 at 3 at Merchant** Association, Duke st, Cardiff. Morgan, Cardiff Tidswell, William, Licensed Victualler, Liverpool. Sept 20 ai 12 at

offices of Paynter, Cable st, Liverpool Toombs, Daniel Richard Lawrence, Millbrook rd, Brixton, Coal

Agent. Oct 3 at i at offices of Yorke and Wharton. Conduit *t.

Bond st

Tyley, Kdward, Oswestry, Salop, Joiner. Sept 30 at 2 at PublkHall, Oswestry, Ellis, Oswestry

Walker. John, Bradford, York, Scrivener. Sept 2*1 at 11 at Leuchter's Restaurant, Darley st, Bradford. Cox, Bradford

Walton, Alfred, Essex rd, Islington, Oil and Colour Man. Sept 29 ut 12 at Mark-lane. Palmer and Smith, Charles-square, Muxton

West, Thomas, jun., Gerboldisham, NorfoUc, Pork Butcher. Oct. 3 at 11 at offices or Newson, North Lophani

Wliite, James Peters, Hastings, Licensed Victualler. Sept 27 at U at Law Institution, Chancery lane. Davenport, and Co. Bastings

White, Rol>crt, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Grocer. Sept 20 at 1 at office of Hoyle and Co, Wcstgate rd, Ncwcastlc-upon-Tyno

White, Robert, Sheffield, Timber Merchant. Sept 2" at 11 at office* of Porrott, Bank st, Sheffield

Williams, John Charles Henry, Bideford, Devon, Baker. Sept 3U at 12 at offices of Rookcr and Bazcley, Bridge land si, Bideford

Williams, William Parry, Birmingham, Commission Agent. Oct 1 at 1 at Queen Railway Hotel, Chester. Buller and Bickley. Birmingham

"Wilson, John, Leeds, Commercial Traveller. Sept 30 at 1 at offices

of Rooke and Midgley, White Horse st. Boar lane, Leeds Winder, David, Bolton, Licensed Victualler. Sept 28 at 3 at office*

of Ramwell and Co, Mawdsley st, Bolton Woolston, John, Harpenden, Herts, Farmer. Sept 27 at 3 a; the

Midland Hotel, Harj>cndeu. Wells, St Albans Wotton, Edwin, Taunton, Auctioneer. Sept 27 at 11 at offices «.*f

Reed and Cook, Paul st, Taunton Wornack, John Wharton, North Lophani, Norfolk, Grocer. Sept 30

at 11 at offices of Chittock and Woods, Bank st, Norwich Yates, Richard Smalley, Manchester, Confectioner. Sept 27 at U

at offices of Simpson, South gate, King st West, Manchester Young, James Arthur, Victoria chmbrs, Westminster, Engineer.

Sept 30 at 3 at offices of Alsop and Co, Gt Marlborough st

Tuesday, Sept. 20,1381.

Allen, John, Denton, Lancaster, Chemist. Oct 6 at 3 at Clarence

Hotel, Piccadilly, Manchester. Drinkwatcr, Hyde Anderson, Tom, Leeds, Architect. Oct 3 at 12 at Law Instituuct,

Albion pi, Leeds. Craven, Leeds Atwood, William, Kimberley, Notts, Cottage Farmer. Oct 7 at 11

at offices of Carter, Eldon chmbrs, Wheeler gate, Nottingham Baggalley, William, Blackley, nr Manchester. Stationer. Oct 11 at 3 at offices of Evans, St George's chmbrs, Albert so, Manchester

Burton, Robert Henry, Walton-on-Thamcs, Watch Maker. Oct 6 at

3 at offices of Noton, Lombard st Beesley, John, Both, Baker. Oct 3 at 3 at offices of Tftley, Orange

grove, Bate

Bcttany, Goorge, jun., Birmingham, China Dealer. Oct 3 at 11 at

offices of James, Temple row, Birmingham Boyle, John, Bewdloy, Worcester, Tailor. 8ei>t 30 at 11 at office* of

Lowe and Son, Wolverhampton st, Dudley

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