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The following is the report of the council:—

The following important Acts of Parliament affecting the administration of the law in England were passed in the session of 1881.

An Act for simplifying and improving the practice of Conveyancing, and for vesting in trustees, mortgagees, and others various powers commonly conferred by provisions inserted iu settlements, mortgages, wills, and other instruments ; and for amending in various particulars the Law of Properly, and for other purposes.

An Act for making better provision respecting the Remuneration of Solicitors in Conveyancing and other noncontentious business.

An Act to amend the Law of Newspaper Libel, and to provide for the Registration of Newspaper Proprietors.

An Act to amend the Supreme Court of Judicature Acts, and for other purposes.

The council are glad to observe that the Solicitors' Remuneration Aot, aa passed, provides for the president of the Incorporated Law Society and the president of one of the provincial law societies (to be selected by the Lord Chancellor) being associated with the Lord Chancellor, the Lord Chief Justice of England, and the Master of the Rolls in making a general order for regulating remuneration.

In the annual report presented last yeir reference was made to certain resolutions passed by the conncil on July 5, 1880, on the practice of the Bristol Sanitary Authority of telling their salvages under conditions excluding pnrohasers from requiring any abstract of or covenants for title; and at the last annual meeting a resolution was passed that a special meeting of the profession practising in this city be convened to consider the refusal of the Sanitary Authority to alter their conditions excluding purchasers from requiring any abstract of or covenant for title. In Deoember last, attention having been called to a sale of salvages by the Authority subject to the same restrictive conditions, and it appearing that the Corporation of Sheffield on sale of salvages gave an absolute covenant for title to purchasers, the council inquired if the Authority would adopt the same practice. A letter in reply to the inquiry was received stating that, aoting under counsel's advice, the Authority were selling under the printed conditions of sale already issued. Another sale of salvages having been announced to be held on the 10th of June last under the same conditions, the council oonvened a meeting of the solicitors practising in this city, to consider the refusal of the Sanitary Authority to adduce any title, or to enter into any covenant for title or production of indentures ou their salvage sales, and to take such steps in relation thereto as may be determined at the meeting so convened and held on the 3rd of June, the following resolutions were unanimously passed:—

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

a. "The whole risk of a defective title is thereby thrown on the purchaser;

b. "In case of any action of ejectment or any claims being made against him, whether well fonnded or otherwise, he has no means of supporting his title;

c "Trustees are precluded from lending their trust funds by way of mortgage on such property as this, to which no title is or can be shown.

2. "That, in the opinion of this meeting, if the Bristol Sanitary Authority do not see fit to adopt the usual practice of furnishing an abstract, they should accept the responsibility of the titles which they refuse to disclose by giving an absolute covenant for the protection of the purchaser.

3. "That the president and vice-presidents of the Bristol Incorporated Law Society, Mr. Bedell, Mr. Chilton, Mr. W. H. Clarke, Mr. Henry Cooke, Mr. Pope, Mr. bwann, and Mr. Vassall, be requested to attend the sale of salvages on the loth inst., and draw public attention to the resolutions passed this day.

4. "That the foregoing resolutions be forwarded to the

clerk of the Authority, and be advertised in the Bristol newspapers."

The resolutions were forwarded to the clerk to the Authority, and were advertised. On the 9th of June the Sanitary Authority obtained an ex parte inj unction from Lord Coleridge (the Vacation Judge) restraining the ten solicitors referred to in the third resolution from attending the sale for the purpose of drawing attention to the resolutions, from repeating the advertisements, and from doing any act to disparage tie plaintiffs' title. The council caused an appearance to be entered for the several defendants, and retained counsel. However, on the 16th of June, the plaintiffs gave notice to discontinue the action—thus preventing any argument or discussion taking place in court on the subjeot of their conditions or on the merits of the action. The defendants' costs were taxed and have been paid by the plaintiffs It is understood that the question of altering the conditions of sale of salvages is under consideration of a subcommittee, appointed by the Streets Improvement Committee of the 8anitary Authority.

A few weeks since the council reoeived a communication from the Gloucestershire Law Society on the subjeot of solicitors' fees on auction sales of real property and the stringent conditions under which such sales are frequently held. Reference was made tn tbe annual report of toe Incorporated Law Society in 1878, wherein the council of the chief society expressed their opinion that conditions of sale nnder which a purchaser is compelled to make any payment to the vendor's solicit r are open to grave objections; an i it was stated that in 1879 the Gloucestershire Law Society adopted tbe report of their committee, advising the discontinuance of the practioe of charging such fees in the district • ver which that society extended. At the recent annual meeting of the Gloucestershire Society, attention was called to tbe fact that the system of charging contract fees prevailed in the city and neigbourhood of Bristol, and a resolution was passed that a communication should be opened with this society, in the hope that they may take ench action as may be thought best to bring the praotioe of the solicitors in Bristol into ascord with that recommended by the Incorporated Law Society, and adopted by the Gloucestershire Society. The attention of the latter society had also been drawn to the stringent conditions of sale commonly used at sales in which Bristol solicitors were concerned, and reference was made to a certain common form of conditions settled by the Gloucestershire Society with a view to the adoption of fair and reasonable conditions. The council have had the communication from the Gloucestershire Society under their careful consideration, and decided that the question of the abolition or retention ot auction fees should be referred to the annual general meeting of the society. With regard to the alleged stringency of Bristol conditions, the council are not prepared to admit that conditions of sale conducted by Bristol solicitors are as a general rule otherwise than usual.

During the past year about ninety candidates have attended the preliminary examination in the library.


Mr. Henry Thomas Brown, solicitor, of Cheater, has been appointed a Magistrate for that oity.

Mr. Robert Griffin, barrister, has been appointed Assistant Registrar to the Irish Land Commission.

Mr. Morris P. Jones, solicitor (of the firm of Jones, Paterson, Jones, & Paterson), of Liverpool, has beeu appointed a Perpetual Commissioner for taking the Aoknowledgments of Deeds to be executed by Married Women for the County of Lancaster.


Joint Stock Companies.

Limited is Chawceby. Arts Promotion* Society, Limited.—Kay, J., has rived Tuesday, Oct 4, at 12, at the chambers of Chitty, J., Rolls yard. Chancery lane, for tho appointment of an official liquidator. By an order made by Kay, J., dated Sept 14, it was ordered that the above society be wound up. Tibbits aud Son, Field ct, Gray's inn, solicitors for tho petitioners.

Carta Paba Gold MinrifG Coufasy, Limitbd.—Petition for winding up, presented Sept 21, directed to be heard before the Vacation Judge, Rolls yd. Chancery lane, on Oct 6. Beall and Co, Queen Victoria st, solicitors for the petitioners.

Comedy Opbka Company, Limited.—Cave, J., has, by an order dated Aug 23, appointed Frederick Bertram Smart, 63, Cannon st, to be official liquidator. Creditors are required, on or Ijefore Oct 24, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to tho above. Thursday, Nov 17, at 12, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims.

Jombfh Wright And Company, Limited.—By tin order made by Kay, J., dated Sept 7, it was ordered that the voluntary winding up of the company should bo continued. Warmiiurton, Gresham bldgft, agent for Warmington and Thompson, Dudley, solicitors for the petitioners.


an order of Kay, J., dated Sept 14, it was ordered that the voluntary winding up of tho company bo continued. Pilgrim and Phillips, Coleman st, agents for Watson and Co, Sheffield.

[Vnzette, Sept. 23.] Carta Para Gold Mining Company, Limited.—Petition for winding up, presented Sept 2-4, directed to bo heard before tho Vacation Judge, at the court of the M. R., or Chitty, J, Rolls yd, Chancery lane, on Oct 12. Gush and Phillips, Finsbury circus, solicitors for tho petitioner

T Gazette, Sept 27.] Cocnty Palatine Of Lancaster. Victoria Saw Mill And Wagon Company, Limited.—By an order made by tho V.C., dated Sept 1-4, it was ordered that the voluntary winding up of the company be continued. Houghton and Myers, Preston, solicitors for the petitioner.

[Gazette, Sept. 23.] Friendly Societies Dissolved. Codley Friendly Socieiy, School Room, Cublcy, Derby. Sept 21 Higubridge Iadttsteial Co-operative Society, Limitbd, Church

st, Highbridge, Somerset. Sept 21 Junior Friendly Society, Abbots Bromley, Stafford. Sept 19

[Gazette, Sept. 23.] Barking Fbibndly Society, Barking, Essex. Sept 22 Bible Class Benefit Society, Union Chapel, Weston Turville, Bucks. Sept 22

Independent Sons Of Adam Ob Friendly Ploughmen Society, Red Lion Inn, Shawforth, Rochdale, Lancaster. Sept 24

United Brothers' Benefit Society, Tilo Kiln, Tuilerio st, Hackney rd. Sept 22

Suspension Tor Trrbb Months.

Agricultural United Fhibndly Society, Artichoke Inn, Christow, Devon, from Sept 23

Antony Union Society, Antony, Torpoint, Cornwall, from Sept 23

Benevolent Brothers Benefit Society, Dog and Pot Inn, West End, Stoke Poges, Bucks, from Sept 23

Bovey Tracer Benefit Society, Dolphin Inn, Bovcy Traccy, Devon, from Sept. 23

Chudleigh Friendly Provident Society Of Men, Ship Inn, Chudloigh, Devon, from Sept 23

Kino William First Friendly Society, Bell Inn, Morcton Hampstead, Devon, from Sept 23

Philanthropic Association, British Unity Society, Temperance Llall, Liskeard, Cornwall, from Sept 23

[Gazette, Sept. 27.J


Mr. .1 nation Watkin Williams has fixed the following dates for holding tho Autumn Assizes on the Western Circuit— Tiz., Bristol, Saturday, Ootober 22 ; Exeter and City, Saturday, October 29; Winchester, Saturday, November 5. Prisoners ODly will be tried.

Mr. M'Connell, revising barrister at Liverpool, gave his decision on Saturday in a case in which the claimant of the franchise was Mr. William Simpson, who claimed in respect of a counting-house, 13, Sheffield-buildings, Victoria-street, in succession from a dwelliug-house, 28, Karl-street. Mr. Collins, the other revising barrister, was also on the bench. Mr. M'Connell said he had a strong impression as to tho case when it first came before him, but he was anxious to consult his colleague. Mr. Simpson's own evidence went to show that as a dwelling-house he had not occupied the premises in Earl-street at all. The room which he called his own bo only used occasionally, and be bad never spent a night or dwelt there within the meaning of the dwelling-house qualification. Then the question was, could he claim as an occupier in reference to the house he had let off entirely, with the exception of one room in which he did not dwell, and that room not being of sufficient value to entitle him to a vote under the old £10 qualification of the Keform Act relating to tho use of a separate room, studio, or counting-house? He thought it could not be under the old qualification nor under the new that he could occupy for that. He decided—and his friend Mr. Collins agreed with him—that there was not in that qualification a sufficient occupation to constitute him a voter. Therefore, the vote of Mr. Simpson would be disallowed.


Balfour.—Seot. 21, at 14, Great Stnart-street, Edinbu
wife of John Blair Balfour, M.F., Lord Advocate for f
of a son.

Goodman.—Sept 27, at Camden Lodge, Belvedere, Kent, the wife of W. Meigh Goodman, barrietor-at-law, of a daughter.

Pope.—Sept. 22, at South Walk House, Dorchester, Dorset, the wife of Alfred Pope, solicitor, of a son.


Anoove—Street.—Sept. 20, at Southampton, J. C. St. Aulia Angove, Serjeante'-inn, Temple, solicitor, to Sussnntb, daughter of tne la'e George Street, Southampton.

MaclavRobson.—Sept. 22, at Cnrist Church, High Harrogate, David Thompson Maolay, solicitor, Glasgow, to Marianne Swindells, daughter of R. Robson, Belle Vue House, I~



Fbidav, Sept. 23, 1881. Under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869. Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar. To Surrender in London. Carter, Frederick John, King at, Tower hill, Fishmonger. I'd Sept

19. Hazlitt. Oct 5 at 11 Lowes, Christopher John, Walbrook. Pet Sept 10. Hazlitt. Oct 3 at 11.30

Sichel, Silvester Alfred, Golden Cross Hotel, Charing Cross. To

Septal. Hazlitt. Oct 6 at 13 Sturman, Edward Alfred, Upper Tollington Park, South Homier,

Ph.D. Pet Sept 17. Brougham. Oct i at 12 To Surrender in the Country. Cooke, Cathorino Maria, Tysoe, Warwick. Pet Sept 21. Fortescue.

Banbury, Oct 7 at 3 Dyson, Sam, Huddersfleld, Leather; Currier. Pet Sept 19. Hird.

Huddersfleld, Oct 15 at 11 Findlay, James, Salisbury, Draper. Pet Sept 10. Wilson. Sa'.is

bury, Oct 7 at 1

Foster. Kdward, Nottingham, Joiner. Pet Sept SI. Tatchiu.

Nottingham, Oct 8 at 10 Howclls, John, and William Woods Howells, Cardiff, Timber

Merchants. Pet Sept 19. Langley. Cardiff, Oct 6 si 11 Last, Alfred, Bury St Edmunds, Music Seller. Pol Sept 2i>.

Collins. Bury St Edmunds, Oct 8 at 11

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1881. Under the bankruptcy Act, 1869. Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar. To Surrender in London. Cook, John, Lever st, St Luke's, Boot Manufacturer. Tet Scot iL

Hazlitt. Oct 12 at 12 Cross, Edward, Lismoro rd, Havcrstock hill, Builder. Pet Sept 21

Hazlitt. Oct 12 at 12 Debnam, Albert, West sq, Lambeth, Licensed Victualler. Pet Sop".

21. Hazlitt. Oct 12 at 1.30 Longrigg, Demi, Market torrace, Fulham New Town, Surgeon. Va

Sept 22. Hazlitt. Oct 7 at 11 Reynolds, Ledru Rollin, Esworthy rd. Primrose Hill, Secretary of a

Company. Pet Sept 21. Hazlitt. Oct 11 at 11 To Surrender in the Country. Gnrrack, Robert, jun, South Shields, Joinor. Pot Sept-I. Ingledew.

Newcastle. Oct 17 at 12 Liddicoat, Richard, Salisbury, Wilts, Cattle Dealer. Pet Sent it

Edmomls. East Stonchouso, Oct 11 at 12 Righy, James, Frodsham, Chester, Innkeeper. Pet Sept 21. Nicholson. Warrington, Oct 8 at 11 Stroud, William, High st, Wandsworth, Greengrocer. Pet Sept JO.

Willoughby. Wandsworth, Oct 21 at 11 Tempcrley, Christian Kor, Aycliffe Station, Durban, St*;te

Master. Pet Sept 21. Ingledew. Newcastle, Oct 10 at II Westover, John, Bcckcnhom, Kent, Grocer. Pot Sept 23. Rowlaiji

Croydon, Oct 11 at 2 ,

Liquidations by Arrangement.

FIRST MEETINGS OF CREDITORS. Fhidat, Sopt. 23, 1881. Armstrong, Georgo, Hexham, Northumberland, Shoemaker, no •

at 12 at oiliccs of Maedonald, Mosloy st, Newcastle upon Tvm

I'ruddah, Hexham Barton, Kdward, Borough High st, Hop Merchant. Oct 8 at 11 at

Chapman, Gresham bldgs, Baamghall st Bennett, Matthew Henry, Mars-in-Liversidgs, York, Dry Soap

Maker. Oet 6 at 11 at oillcos of Curry, Cleckheatou Bird, Isaac, St George, Gloucester, Grocer. Oct 5 at 3 si office* of

Sihly, Exchange West, Bristol Brinu, William, Boyson rd, Oamberwcll, of no occupation. Oct 11

at 3 at offices of Harrison. Chancery lane Britlan, Samuel, Bristol, Licensed Victualler. Oct 1 at 11 at Corn

st, Bristol

Brooke, Jnmes, Huddersfleld, Ironmonger. Oct 10 at 11 a:

Queen Hotel, Market st, Huddersfleld. Bottomley, Hodd>rtV:>l Brookes, Thomas, West Bromwich, StAffonl, Grocer. Oct Sat U at

offices of Shakcsjicare, Church st, Oldbury Brooking, Lewis, and Richard O'Leary, Bernor's st, Oxford «.

Costnmo Manufacturers. Oct 6 at 12 at offices of iLeslie sod Co,

Coleman St. Herbert, Vigo st Brown, Jane, Weobly, Hereford, out of business. Oct 6 at 10.11 at

offices of Corner, High Town, Hereford

Brown, William, Manchester, Soap Manufacturer. Oct 12 at 11 at

offices of Parkorand Co, Norfolk at, Manchester Cameron, Thomas Frough, Fulham rd, Wino Merchant's Manager.

Sept 30 at 3 at the Guildhall Tavern, Gresham st. Vornede, New

Broad st

Garden, Thomas, Loiooater, Fruiterer. Oct 7 at 3 at offices of Owston

and Co, Friar lane, Leicester Carter, George Lyle, Birmingham, Jeweller. Oct [o at 3 at offices

of Barlow and Co, Waterloo st, Birmingham Carter, William Wcldon, West Hartlepool, Durham, Hosier. Oct 1

2 at 115, Ceoapsido. Dodds and Co, Stockton on Toes Chapman, Henry, Needham Market, Suffolk, Carpenter. Oct 12 at

2 at offices of Eastern Counties Traders' Association, Post office chmbrs, Ipswich. Gooding, Ipswich

Cooko, John, Barnsley, York, Corn Miller. Oct 12 at 3 at offices of

Horstleld, Church st, Barnsley Davies, Charles, Maesteg, Glamorgan, Boot Maker. Oct 7 at 2 at

the Grand Hotel, Broad st, Bristol. Stock wood, jun., Bridgend Davies, David, Maesteg, Glamorgan, Grocer. Oct 11 at 2 at offices

of Jenkins, Philharmonic chmbrs, Cardiff. Stock wood, jun,,


Davies, John, Towyn, Merioneth, Innkeeper. Oct 10 at 11 at offices of Davies, Dolgelly

Davison, Henry, Gnisborough, York, Miner. Sept 30 at 2 at offices of Tealo, Albert rd, Middlesborough

Dawson, James Ribert, Scarborough, York, Cabinet Maker. Oct 5 au 3 at otfico nf Appleyard, Newborough st, Scarborough

Edge, William, Market Drayton, Salop, Wheelwright. Oct 0 at 11 at offices of Pearson, Westbury House, Market Drayton

Elphick, John, East Pockham, Kent, Farmer. Oct 5 at 1 at Railway Hotel, Staplehurst. Hinds and Son, Goudhurst

Flack, John, Burwell, Cambridge, Farmer. Oct 5 at 12 at the Gnildhall, Bury Saiut Edmunds. Salmon and Sou, Bury Saint Edmunds

Foat, George, Margate, General Draper. Oct 12 at |2 at Guildhall

Tavern, Guildhall. Parry, Ramsgate Folkard, Ernest William, and Alfred James Newman, Eastbourne,

General Dealers. Oct 5 at 11 at offices of Guillaumo and Sous,

Fleet st

Goldstein, Sucher, Backchnrch lane, Commercial rd East, General Dealer. Oct 12 at 2 at offices of Fenner and Co, Gresham bldgs, Basinghall st. Woulfo and Son, Lincoln's inn fields

Graham, Thomas, Norham, Northumberland. Saddler. Oct 5 at 12 at offices of Dunlop, Quay walls, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Green, William Henry, Halifax, Grocer. Oct 5 at 3 at officea of Berry and Robinson, Charles st, Bradford

Hakes, Thomas, Gresham House, Commission Agont. Oct 14 at 12 at offices of Robinson, Vestry house, Christ Church passage, Newgate st

Harry, David, Llangennech, Carmarthen, Farmer. Oct 7 at 11 at offices of Howell, Stepney st, Llauolly

Harvey, William, Birmingham, Milliner. Oct 4 at 3 at offices of Jaques, Temple row, Birmingham

Ilaslam, William, Mansfield, Nottingham, of no occupation. Oct 11 at 4 at offices of Barlow, Saint Peter's Church walk, Nottingham

Hinton, Annie Maria, Northwich, Baker and Grocer. Oct 6 at 11 at

offices of Green and Dixon, Castle chmbrs, Northwich Hodgkins, Cornelious, Salford, Lancaster, Grocer. Oct 13 at 11 at

26, Chapel st, Salford. Ambler, Salford Hore, the Right Honourable Walter James, Baron Ruthvcn, Aliving.

ton, Devon. Oct 7 at 12 at offices of Pawle, New inn, Strand.

Thome, Barnstaplo Hosgood, Samuel, Cardiff, Engineer. Oct 7 at 11.30 at offices ot

Morgan and Scott, High st, Cardiff Hyde, Lees, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancaster, Licensed Victualler.

Oct 6 at 3 at Boar's Head Ilotel, Old Cross, Ashtou-uuder-Lyne.

Toy and Broadbent, Ashton-under-Lyne Irwin, Richard, Sheerness, Engineer in the Royal Navy. Oct 5 at

3 at 32, High st, Mile Town, Sheerness

James, Charles Henry. Birmingham, out of business. Oct 3 at 10.15

at offices of East, Temple st, Birmingham Jarvis, William, Luton, Bedford, Horse Dealer. Oct 7 at 3 at offices

of Miller and Co, John st, Luton Jones, Johanna, Birkdale, Lancaster, Milliner. Oct 6 at 2 at offices

of Welsby and Co, Lord st, South port Jones, John, Dyserth, near Rhyl, Flint, Butcher. Oct 8 at 2 at Bee

Hotel, Bodfor Bt, Rhyl. Roberts, Rhyl Jones, Thomas Awstin, Bangor, Carnarvon, Bookseller. Oct 11 at

1 at Queen's Hotel, Chester. Owen, Bangor

Kemp, Samuel Edward, Leicester, Carpenter. Oct 10 at 12 at offices of Wright, 18, Gallowtree gate, Leicester

Langton, George, Cambridge rd, Mile end, Boot and Shoo Manufacturer. Oct 7 at 12 at Masons' Hall Tavern, Masons* avenue, Basinghall st. Fnlchor, Horton rd, Hackney

Levitt, Edward, Waterbeoch, Cambridge, Tailor. Oct 0 at 12 at offices of Lyon, St Andrew's st, Cambridgo

Long, William, Dead Mill, nr Bath, Somerset, Miller. Sept 30 at 12 at offices of Broad, 3, Small st, Bristol

Malpass, Henry, Tunstall, Stafford, Grocor. Oct 7 at 3 at offices of Salt and Alcock, Markot st, Tunstall

Mason, West Angel Honorablo Depthanoy, Dudley, Worcester, General Dealer. Oct 4 at 11 at offices of Burn and Co, 2a, Wolverhampton st, Dudley

Matthews, Thomas Ringer, Carbrooke, Norfolk, Farmer. Oct 6 at 2.30 at offices of Grigson and Robinson, Watton

Miller, Samuel Henry, Station rd, Redhill. Watchmaker. Oct 5 at

2 at offices of Wright and Co, 11, Queen Victoria st

Moon, John Thomas, Dawes rd, Walham Green, Builder. Oct 12 at

at 12 at offices of Culpeper and Co, 3, Brabant ct, Philpot lane Morling, Nathaniel Togo, Brighton, Wino and Spirit Merchant.

Oct 6 at 3 at 12, Serjeants* inn. Fleet st. Nye Murray, James, North Shields. Tailor. Oct Cat 12 at offices of

Kewney, 112, Norfolk st, North Shields Norbury, William, Bradford, Pork Butcher. Oct fi at 10 at offices of

Crouther, Parkinson's chbrs, Market st, Bradford North, William George Thomas, Upper Norwood, Cheesemonger.

Oct 13 at 3 at offices of Rae, Mincing lano

Oliver, Thomas, Ombersley, Worcester, out of business. Oct 5 at 11

at offices of Tree and Son, High st, Worcester Pooloy, Alfred, Liverpool, out of business, Oct 10 at 3 at offices of

Copoman, Dale st, Liverpool Roay, Thomas. South Shields, General Draper. Oct 7 at 2 at offices

of Bcnuing, Northumberland ct, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Reece, Edwai-d Owen, Electro Plato Manufacturer. Oct 3 at 3 at

offices of Hawkes and Weekes, Temple st, Birmingham Robinson, Henry, jun, Wolvorlmmpton, Lock Maker. Oct 5 at 3 at

offices of Rhodes, Quoen st, Wolverhampton Roffey, Henry, Berwick st, Westminster, Pork Butcher. Oct 0 at 2

at offices of Guscotte anil Co, Essex st, Strand Ronke, J Arthur William, Stockport, Chester, Hotel Proprietor. Oct

12 at 3 at offices of Sutton and Elliott, Fountain st, Manchester Rowand, John, Roraau rd, Old Ford, Cheesemonger. Oct 4at 11 at

Crown Hotel, Grovo rd, Victoria Park. Hicks, Grovo rd Rushforth, Jamas, Barnsley, Grocer. Oct 0 at 3 at Royal Hotel,

Barnsley. Lister, Wakefield Seydo, Francis Napier, Bilston, Stafford, Varnish Manufacturer.

Oct 5 at 12 at offices of Hall and Sou, Lichfield st, Bilston Bhafner, William, and Robert Shafner, Southampton rd, Havorstock

hill, Picture Dealers. Oct 4 at 11 at offices of Howard, Southhampton bldgs, Chancery lano Shaw, William Edward, Warwick, Boot Dealer. Oct 0 at 3 at offices

of Fallows, Cherry st, Birmingham Shingler, William, Chester, Bricklayer. Oct 5 at 11 at offices of

Mason, Bridge at row, East Simpson, Samuel Thomas, Southport, China Dealer. Oct 0 at 3 at

otttces of Threlfall, Loudon st, Southport Smith, William Gregory, Weybridge, Surrey, of no occupation.

Oct 17 at 3 at Mullen's Hotel, Ironmonger lano. Wild ami Co,

Ironmonger lane Stono, George, Luton, Bedford, Straw Hat Manufacturer. Oct 1 at

11 at offices of Eweuand Roberts, Park st West, Luton Taylor, Edwin Heury, Arkwright rd, Hampstead, Builder. Oct 17

at 2 at Guildhall Coffee House, Gresham st, Hindson and Co,

Moorgate st

Thorpe, Thomas, Pateley-bridge, York, Printer. Oct 5 at 12 at

offices of Bateson and Hutchinson, Harrogate Varvel, William, Norwich, Butcher. Oct 7 at 12 at offices of Sadd

and Liuay, Theatre st, Norwich Wall, William Henry, Barbourne, Worcester, Innkeeper. Oct 7 at 11

at offices of Allen and Bcauchamp, Sansome pi, Worcestor White, George, Leeds, Tea Dealer. Oct 5 at 1 at offices of Rooko

anrl Midgley, White Horse st, Boar lane, Leeds Wood, Edwin Holmos, Thornbury, York, Grocer. Oct 8 at 11 at

offices of Last and Betts, Bond st, Bradford Wood, William Evorard, Milnwood rd, Heme Hill, Builder. Oot 7

at 3 at 83, Aldersgute st. Houldors, Barbican

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 1881. Ahlborn, Louis, Birkenhead, Wholesale Haberdasher. Oct 10 at 3

at offices of Thompson. Hamilton st, Birkenhead Baker, William, Birkdile, Lancaster, Beerseller. Oct 11 at 3 at

offices of Walton and Smith, Devonshire bldgs, Southport Barker, William, Oldham, Monumental Mason, Oct 11 at 3 at

Grosvenor Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester. Blackburne and Smyth


Bennett, Richard, Rougham, Suffolk, Grocer. Oct 14 at 12 at Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds. Gross

Bradshaw, William, Preston, Builder. Oct 10 at 3 at officos of For* shaw and Parker, Cannon st, Preston

Brown, Charles, Lewisham, Grocer. Oct 7 at 2 at Guildhall Tavern, Grcfctham st. Howard and Sbelton, Threadnecdle st

Butterfield, Edward Alfred, and Herbert Butterfield, Wool Exchange Coleman st, General Merchants. Oct 17 at 12 at 115, Cheapside. Robinson, Christohurch passage, Newgate st

Cameron, Donald Meint, Hythe, Hants, Geut. Oct 7 at 3 at offices of Shutte, Portland Bt, Southampton

Chambers, William Henry, Wolverhampton, Grocer. Oct 8 at 11 at 27, Queen st, Wolverhampton. Fellows, Dudley

Channing, James, Dorking, Surrey, Grocer. Oct 12 at 4 at offices of Hanson, King st, Choapside. WetUerftold, Quoen st, Cheapside

Constable, William, Milnthorpe, Westmorland, out of business. Oct

15 at 11 at offices of Fearonside and Son, Burton Cookson, William, Kirkham, Lancaster,. Joiner. Oct 12 at 3 at

offices of Dodd, Lnno st, Preston Cooper, John, Wistaston green, nr Nantwich, Chester, Farmer. Oct

13 at 3 at Albert chmbrs, Church side, Crewe. Poiuton

Clark, Joseph Porter, Sandon, Hertford, Farmer. Oct 7 at 12.30 at

offices of Acklands and Nockolds, Bishops Stortford. Ackland

and Son, Saffron Walden Davies, Anne, Aberdovey, Merioneth, Grocer. Oct 5 at 11.30 at

officos of Hughes and Sons, Aberystwith Day, Samuel, Bilston, Stafford, Coal master. Oct 8 at 11 at Globe

Hotel, Mount Pleasant, Bilston. Bowen, Mount Pleasant, Bilston Dyer, Francis Vincent, New Kent rd, Coffee house keeper. Oct 7

at 10 at Wood's Hotel, Portugal st. King, Cheapsido Goddard, Walter, Old Kent rd, Butcher. Oct 0 at 3 at offices of

Fowler and Co, Borough High st, Southwark Goldthorpe, Joah, Dean Kirkburton, York, General Dealer. Oct 13

at 3 at offices of Robinson, Queen st, Huddersfield Griffin. Charles, Wost Bromwich, Stafford, Builder. Oct 7 at 11 at

officos of Jackson and Sharpe, High st, West Bromwich Guilford, Thomas James, Bishopsgate st, Licensed Victualler.

Oct 7 at 2 at officeaof Moore and Sou, Crosby sq. Myers, Grosham

bldgs, Guildhall

Hall, John Thomas, Blackburn, Lancaster, out of business, Oct 11

at 11 at offices of Needham, Exchange st, Blackburn Hart, Benjamin, Lye, Oldswinford, Worcester, Boorhonso Keeper.

Oct 12 at 3.30 at offices of Waldron, High st, Briorley-hill Haymau, Samuel John, Bristol, Tailor, Oct 0 at 12 at offices of

Buckingham, Albion chmbrs, Broad st, Bristol Hill, Robert William, Sheffield, Cigar Dealer. Oct 10 at 3 at offices

of Binney and Co, Queen st chmbrs, Sheffield Hooper, Joseph, Landevsednack, Cornwall, Shoemaker, Oct 15 at

11 at offices of Dale, Uelatou

Horton, Andrew, Sittingbonrne, Kent, Beer Retailer. Oct 13 at 11

at offices of Gibson, West st, Sittingbourno Johnson, Richard, Itchingfiold, Sussex, Farmer. Oct 10 at 12 at

offices of Medwin and Co, London rd, Horsham Joyce, Henry, Boston, Lincoln, Seedsman. Oct 8 at 11 at offices of

Thomas, Emery lane, Boston Keber, Sebastian, Norland rd, Notting hill, Baker. Oct IS at 2 at

offices of Armstrong, Chancery lane Lattimer, James. Wigton, Cumberland, Wine Morchant. Oct 8 at

11.30 at offices of Rigg, Kingst, Wigton Lonir, Harry Allan, Abington Piggotts, Cambridge, Farmer. Oct 14

at 12 at offices of Palmer and Bennett, Saint Andrew's st, Cambridge

Mackav, John, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Woollen Draper. Oot 7 at 11

at offices of Keenlyside and Co, St John's chambers, Grainger st

West, Nowcastle-upon-Tyne Mandcrs, James, Green st, Bethnal Green, Boot Manufacturer.

Oct 7 at 11 at 10, Bromley st, Commercial rd Kast. Archer, Bayard

I'd, Peekham

Margrett, William, and Benjamin Callaway, Gloucester,Timl>erMerchants. Sept 30 .a the Bell Hotel, Gloucester, in lieu of the place originally named

Marolda, Emilio, Margaret st, Regent st, Artist. Oct 7 at 3 at offices of Lumloy and Lumley, Conduit st, Bond st

Masters, John Thomas, Lucey id, Bermondsey, Ccmont Manufacturer. Oct 13 at 3 at offices of Hilbery, Billitcr st

Meadowcroft. David, Newca-stle-under-Lyme, Fishmonger. Oct 7 at 11 at offices of Griffith, Lad lane, Newcastle-undor-Lymo

Messenger, John Faruham, Wardenry, nr Salisbury, Clerk in Holy Orders. Oct 22 at 4.30 at Red Lion inn, Salisbury. Capel, Upper Wobnm pi

Miiidlewood, Georgo, Moss Side, nr Manchester, Builder. Oct 11 at

2 at Mitre Hotel, Cathedral Gates, Manchester. Barron, Manchester

Morris, Thomas, West Ham, Essex, Builder. Oct 13 at 3 at offices of

Blewitt and Tyler, Gracochureh st Newburn, Thomas, Ellesdeu rd, Tottenham, Builder. Oct 10 at 3

at offices of Aird, Eastcheap Nownhaui, Benjamin Thomas, Bath, Coach Builder's Managor. Oct

10 at 2 at the Queen's Hotel, Stephenson place, Birmingham. Clark, Bath

Nicholcs, Henry, Birmingham, Grocer. Oct 10 at 3 at offices of

Jacques, Temple row, Birmingham Page, Henry, Birmingham, out of business. Oct 10 at 11 at offices of

Hams, Moorst, Uinnintrham Parkins, Thomas, and William Gibson, Huggin lane, Queen Victoria

st, Stationers. Oct 10 at 11 at offices of May and Co, Adelaide pi,

London Bridge

Patten, Joseph, jun, Codsall, nr Wolverhampton, Grocer. Oct 10 at

11 at offices of Smith, Lich Gates, Wolvorhampton

Pock, William I'ateman, Birmingham, Confectioner. Oct 10 at 11 at

offices of Taylor, Colmore row, Birmingham Perry, Charles, Colchester, Essex, Licensed Victualler. Oct 11 at 11

at offices of Goody and Son, North Hill, Colchester Portbury, John Henry, Exeter, Engineer. Oct 7 at 11 at the Queen's

Hotel, Queen st, Exeter. Ford, Exeter Rashloy, Frederick, Shanklin, Isle of Wight, Lodging-house keeper.

Oct 10 at 11 at offices of Joyce, Newport Raworth, William, Nottingham, Plumber. Oct 10 at 12 at offices of

Brittle, St Peter's chmbrs, St Peter's gate, Nottingham Richardson, John William. Horncastle, Lincoln, Boot Manufacturer.

Oct 12 at 1 at offices of Rooke and Midgley, White Horse st, Boar

lane, Leeds

Riding, John, Rishton, Lancaster, Auctioneer. Oct 11 at 3 at offices

of W'halley, Wlialley rd, Accrington Rowo, Tunnias William, Hartlepool, Grocer. Oct 10 at3 at offices of

Bell and Son, Church st. West Hartlepool Rynn, John, Bury, Provision Dealer. Oct 12 at 3 at offices of Ander

ton and Donnelly, Garden st, Bury Salt, Wil|iam Hon'ry, Dilhorn, Stafford, out of business. Oct 10 at

12 nt Copcland Arms, Stoke-on-Trent. Holtham, Stone Sanders. William, Exeter, Builder. Oct 8 at 10 at offices of Toby,

Castle st, Exeter

Savage, Thomas John, Wimbledon, Licensed Victualler. Oct 10 at

3 at offices of Beard and Sons, Basinghall st

Scaife, John, Middlcsborongh, out of business. Oct 10 at 11 at offices

of King, Wilson st, Middlesborough Scriven. Richard Henry, UrieJlay Hill, Haulier. Oct 12 at3 atofflce

of Waldron, High st, Brierly hill Sheldon, Joseph, Oldbury, Worcester, Beerhouse Keeper. Oct 7 at

12 at offices of Hartill, Birmingham st, Oldbury Sheldrake, Henry William, Chelmsford, Essex, Innkeeper. Oct 13

at 11 at White Hart Hotel, Chelmsford. Smoothy, Braintree Stevens, John Rees, Lndlow, Salop, 'J ailor. Oct 12 at 3 at offices of

Weyman, Lid st, Ludlow Summers, James, Strood, Kent, Salesman. Oct 11 at 3 at offices of

Bassett, Eastgatc, Rochester Tabrah, John, Bradford, York, Hosier. Oct 10 at 10 at offices of Peel

and Co, Chapel lane, Bradford Thompson, William, Sheffield, Builder. Oct 10 at 2 at Law Society's

Rooms, High st, Sheffield. Allen, Sheffield Tipping, John Robert, Abbots Moreton, Worcester, Innkeeper. Oct

7 at :f nt offices of Now and Co. Alccster Tong, Edmund, Lincoln, Agricultural Implement Maker. Oct 10 at

11.30 nt unices of Burton and Co. Lincoln Watson. Thomas. Norfolk, Solicitor. Oct 7 at 11 at offices of Coaks

ami (.V), Bank Plain, Norwich Webb, Osliorn WiMiam, Treelaw, Glamorgan, Grocer. Oct 7 at 12 at

olnros of Morgan. Millst, Pontvpridd Williams, Gcoi'lt, Sjvmcrpl, Clerkctiwoll, Juvenile Publisher. Oct

11 at 12 at the Guildhall Tavern, Grcsham st. Price, Walbrook w Illinois, George, Kinver, Stafford, Grocer. Oct 11 at 11 at offices

of Collis, I'liii ii chmbrs, Stourbridge Wilson. John. West Hartlepi ol, Durham, Solicitor. Oct 12 at 3 at 2S

Church st. West Hurtleimol. Moore' Wooden, Rielmrd Wiggins, Lowestoft, Shipwright. Oct 10 at :i at

offices of Nicholson, old Nelson Bt, Lowestoft

Wooeter, Henry, Billingsgate Market, Fish Dealer. Oct 10 at I ai offices of Brocklcsby and Brocklesby, Water lane, Great Towei


Wright, George, Horninglow, Burton on Trent, Rope Maker. Oct 13 at 2 at High st, Burton on Trent. Drcwry


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The Branch Bank Of England at the Royal Courts of Juatice was opened last Monday, and practitioners are now enabled to pay money into court in the Chancery Division, and suitors to cash their chancery cheques, -without incurring the trouble of a journey into the City.

We Understand that arrangements are in progress for transacting through the new Royal Courts branch of the Bank of England, and under the conduct of the Chancery I'hjmaster, all matters respecting payment into and out of court in the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice.

A Notion which has long prevailed in Lincoln's-inn has been rudely dispelled in the course of the demolitions now in progress. In a secluded corner of the ■chambers which are being removed to enlarge the chapel, there was a tablet recording the merits of an ancient member of the inn, whose mortal remains, according to tradition, were built into the thick brickwork. So strong was the belief in this story, that, before the building was pulled down, a hole was driven into the wall in order to extricate whatever remained of the venerable conveyancer. All that was found was a sooty chimney flue.

In Perusing the Conveyancing and Law of Property Act, 1881, the reader will probably be puzzled what to make of Part I. of the First Schedule, which first schedule is headed " Acts affected." The said Part I. contains a list of nine enactments relating to the entry of judgments. But where in the Act is the section upon which Part I. of the schedule depends F Nowhere. Clause 6 of the Bill, relating to requisitions of searches and certificates, contained the missing words upon which Part I. of the schedule would have depended, but clause 6 was struck out during the passage of the Bill through Parliament — owing, we believe, to a suggestion of our own that the subject-matter of the

clause was already sufficiently provided for by order 60a, enacted by the Rules of April, 1880. We do not think that Part I. of tho schedule has any legal effect. But we doubt whether it can be judicially divorced from the Act on the ground of what took place in Parliament. There is, we believe, but one single instanoe in whioh an argument from a Bill has been judicially used for construing an Act. We can recall no precedent of a schedule without its supporting section, but there is a very recent case of a section without its supplementary schedule. The Artizans and Labourers Dwellings Act, 1879 (42 & 43 Vict. c. 64), s. 22, sub-section 3, provided that loans for the purposes of the Act should be " secured by a mortgage in the form set forth in the third schedule hereto." There was no third schedule at all. But the next Parliament quickly came to the rescue by the recital in 43 Vict. c. 8, that "the words 'in the form set forth in the third schedule heroto' were inserted by mistake," and by the enactment that section 22 "should be construed and read as if the said words had not been inserted therein."

The Land Bill for England, which has been " drafted under the auspices of the Farmers' Alliance," is probably framed on the principle of asking for more than you expect to get. It cortainly asks for a good deal. The Bill (which no ono is to be able to contract himself out of) proposes, in the first place, to sweep away the landlord's right of distress. The landlord, however, is generously allowed a right (which it did not require any new provision to give him) to apply to a county court judge, who " may order" [not shall order] the tenant to pay the rent in arrear, the order being enforceable in the same way as an ordiuary county court judgment. The judge, however, is also enabled, in addition to such order, to make an order that the tenancy be determined. Observe that this latter order is not necessarily restricted to cases where the landlord has applied for it; so far as appears the landlord may apply for an order for payment of rent, and the judge, while making that order, may also relieve the tenant from all further obligations undor his lease. By clause 23 the right of the landlord to reenter for any breach of covenant is restricted, so as only to be exercised by the court, which is to consist of the county court judge, and two "assessors" appointed by the Board of Guardians. In the next place, every agricultural tenancy is to bo converted into a very singular kind of tenancy from term to term. By clause 12, unless the landlord or tenant gives a notice in writing, two years [we presume this means at least two years] before the expiration of the term, that he declines to renew the contract of tenancy, the existing contract is to be renewed " for the same term, at the same rent, and on the same conditions, as in the existing contract of tenanoy." Assuming that we are correct in supposing that the notice may be given at least two years before the expiration of the term, the only practical result of the passing into law of this provision would be to add to the costs of every agricultural lease or agreement the expense of preparing and serving, at the time of the execution of the lease or agreement, of a notice by the landlord that he declines to renew it. If it is intended that the notice shall be given precisely two years before the expiration of the term, and only then, a charming prospect of litigation as to whether the notice was served in time is opened up, and agents and trustce-limdiords will find their responsibilities greatly increased. The period of notice required

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