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CorwrisTHORPK Brick AWD Tile CostPAirT, LiKiTRD.—Petition for winding up, presented Dec 28, directed to be board before Chitty, J, on Jan 1-4. Paterson and Co, Lincoln's inn fields, agents for Haxby, Leicester, solicitor for the petitioner

Sociktt o» Arnciir Tbadbrs, Limited.—Petition for winding up, presented Dec 6, directed to be heard before Fry* J» °n Jan 13. Cotton, Southampton bldgs, solicitor for the petitioner [Qazttte, Jan. 3. J


Sitkstr East Ckstrai Btlrfttfti Building Societt.—By an order made by Bacon, V.C.

dated Dec 2/>, it was ordered that the society be wound up. Elborough anil Dean,

Queen Victoria st, solicitors for tho petitioner Tyvvsidk Pebhanent Bkkefit Bt iLDiNG Society.—Petition for winding up, presented

Dec 28, directed to be heard before Hall, V.C., on Jan 13. Allen, Bedford row, agent

for C riddle, Newcastle-on-Tyne, solicitor for the petitioner

[Gazette, Doc. 30.1

Syndicate Of The Mining Piopkbty Placer Aurifhro General, Alvarez.—Fry, J, has fixed Thursday, Jan 12, at 12, for the appointment of an official liquidator

[Gazette, Jan. 3.]

County Palaiine Of Lancaster. Limited In Chanckrt. Iron, Steel, And Hardware Compaky, Limited.—By an order made by the V.C., datod Nov 11, It was ordered that the company be wound up. Barreil and Co, Liverpool, solicitors for the petitioner [Gazette, Dec. 30 ]

Iron, Stkxl, And Hardware Company, Limited.—The V.C. has, by an order dated Nov 21, appointed Higginson Robinson, 20, Water st, Liverpool, to be oflicial liquidator \_Gasette, Jan. 3.J


CREDITORS UNDER ESTATES IN CHANCERY. LAST DAY OF PROOF. Allbhidge, Chakles Hoitghtox. Birmingham, Cabinet Case Maker. Jan31. Alldridge

v Alldridge, Fry, J. ftouthall, Birmingham Dins, Moss, Surrey st, Strand. Feb 28. Peplow v Spyer, Fry, J. Spyer, Winchester House, Old Broad st

Einojr, Johit ALrKED, Sheffield, Auctioneer. Jan 24. Eadon T Eadon, Chitty, J.

Brown and Son, Sheflleld
Hodgss, Richakd Joluf, Weston-super-Mare, Esq. Jan 28. Shurlock v Hodges,

Chitty, J. Mills, New sq, Lincoln's inn
K»i!c, Jakes, Wrexham, Denbigh, Pawnbroker. Jan 27. Mallon v Beime, Hall, V.C.

Hughes, Wrexham

Kebdai-l, Thomas Mabstebs, King's Lynn, Norfolk, Surgeon. Jan 24. Woodward v

Kendall, Chitty, J. Archer, King's Lynn Loadkx, Chablks Pbice, Great Lever, near Bolton, Wino Merchant. Jan 27. Loader

v Daniel, Hall, V.C. Keary and Marshall, 8toke-upon-Trent Mobbm, Heebeit Bteow, Exeter, Wine Merchant. Feb 10. Lord v Morris, Chitty, J.

Banlett, Bath

Richabdsox, William, Old st, Book Manufacturer. Jan 31. Richardson y Richardson, Fry, J. Reed, Guildhall chmbrs, Basinghall st

Stebbisgs, Gioegk, High st, Stratford, Grocer. Jan 31. Carter v Stcblrings, Fry, J. Parkes, Queen Victoria st

Steosg, Ohablbs Drxss, Birmingham, Corn Factor. Jan 31. Gray r Strong, Hall, V.C. Pointon, Birmingham

[Qasettt, Dec. 27.]

Baeee, Feaxcis Cboftoh-, Hasfield Court, Gloucester. Jan 31. Bryan, Gloucester
Babtlett, Chables, Arundel, Sussex. Feb 8. Bortlett, Bedford row
Bexxett, Chaelbs, Kast Southernhay, Exeter, Gent. Feb 1. Burch, Exeter
Bebsett, Matilda, East Southernhay, Exeter. Feb 1. Burch, Exeter
Bkbxett, Thomas Sawle, East Southernhay, Exeter, Gent. Feb 1. Burch, Exeter
Bbitt, William, St John's Common, Clayton, Gent. March 13. King and Son,

BrcxLEB, Johx, Saltash, Cornwall, Geut. Dec 27. Cleverton and Son, Plymouth
Bcttebwobth, Thomas, Heywood, Lancaster. Jan 9. Grundy and Son, Manohester
Cube, Johx, Doncaster, York, Currier. Fob 28. Fisher, Doncaster
I'labe, William Iikxbv Axdeiw, Loinster gdns, Hyde pk. Jan 25. Meynell and

Pemberton, Wnitehall place
I'LirroBD, William, Exeter, Gent. Feb 1. Burch, Exeter
Clifpobd, Mabt Fbvbb, Exeter. Feb 1. Burch, Exeter

Colquitt, Kb Best Augi-stcs, Liverpool, Gent. Jan 21. Payne and Son, Liverpool
D.xieb, Thomas, Nottingham, Gent. Jan 28. Burton and'Co, Market il, Nottingham
DBirriELD, William, Audlem, Cheshire, Draper Feb 1. Driffield and Williams, exors,

EisTLAxx, William, Plymouth, Solicitor. March 25. Loyc, Plymouth
Klsdob, Hbxbt, Rothbury, Northumberland, Builder. Jan 2. Nicholson, Morpeth
Fiibcom, Beset, Seven Sisters' rd, Licensed Victualler. Feb 2. Clapham and Fitch,
Biahopsgate Without

Fibbch, Gbobge Rcssell, Henrietta st, Brunswick sq, Architect. Febl. Burton and

Co, Lincoln's inn fields Giimmobd, Geoegb Stevessos, Oxford st, Confectioner. Feb 1. Mossop and Rolfe,

Cannon st

Gloves, Thomas Giobge, Sydenham Hill, Esq. Feb 13. Gadsden and Tiehcrne, Bedford row

Gcthebidgb, Richabd James, Market Strand, Falmouth, Drapor. Jan 31. Jeukins,

Babgbates, James Walmslet, Liverpool. Jan 19. Tyrcr and Co, Liverpool
Uiateb, Geobge, Buxted, Sussex, Miller. Feb 10. Warburtou and Do Paula,
Finsbury circus

Hibbibt, Hbxbt, Banbury, Oxford, Gent. Febl. Fortcscue and Sons, Banbury
Jixbixsb, Adelaidi, Horbledown, Kent. Feb 25. Lewis, Castle at, Dover
K>ox, Rev. Canon Akdbew, Birkenhead, Clerk. Jan 20. Brook and Morris, Liverpool
Mikebzik, John, Peterborough, Draper. Febl. Hart, Peterborough
Mkkee, Gbobgb Bibkeb, Derby, out of business. Jan 31. Smith and Son, Sheffield
Moorfield, Robeet, Pemberton, Lancaster, Suddlcr. Jan 21. Appleton and Wright,

Xades, Johk, Leek, Stafford, Builder. Jan 31. Challinor and Co, Leek
Nicbolsox, Thomas, St Clement's terr, York, Builder. March 1. Wilson, York
Pirox, Maxatox, Ifleld, nr Crawley, Sussex, Esq. Jan 31. Boodle, Davics st, London
RicRABDSox, Timothy Watsox, Woodthorpe, Farmer, March 1. Browu and Co,

. . 1 and Macholl,

Seven oaks

Twiss, Ass, Tempest Hey, Liverpool. Jan 30. Quinn and Sons, Liverpool
Watcham, William, Poplar, Licensed Victualler. Jan 20. Marsh, Fen ct
WoonTEScaorr, Jours, Leftwich, Chester, Surgeon. Feb 1. Green and Dixon,
North wich

Torso, Joes, Cancmbury Park North, Gent. Fab 14, Chorley and Co, Moorgate st [daittt, Dec. 23.J

Datlisht ts Fassa&es.—ChappuU' Reflectors, 09, Fleet-street,—[Asvt.j

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Wednesday. &..Mts. adj. suras. & gen pa.
Further Considerations will betaken ai part
of the General Papsr in priority to
Original Causes which have not already
appeared in tbe paper.
Any cause intended to be heard as a short
cause must be so marked in die cause-book
at least one clear day before the same can
be put in the paper to be so heard, and
the necessary papers must be left in court
witli the judge s officer ttie day before the
cause is to be put m .u tne paper.

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Wednesday 5. .mots. & gen. pa.

Further oonsiderationa will be taken as part of tbe general paper in priority to original causes which have not already appeared in the paper.

Any cause intended to lie heard as a short
cause must be so marked in the causo
book at least one clear day before tho
sumo cau be put iu the paper to be so
heard, and tho necessary papore must be
left in court with tho judge's officer, the
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Satrdy,.... 4..Adj. sums. & gaa. pa.
Monday.... C 1
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Causes in which "Witnesses arc to be examined before the Court, will be token on Mondays, Tuesdays ami Wednesdays; and Causes without Witnesses, and Further Considerations will be taken on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Any cause intended to be heard as a short cause must be so marked in the cause book at least one clear day before the same can be put in the paper to bo so heard, and the necessary papers must be left in court, with the judge's officer the day before the cause is to be put into the paper.

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For Argument.

Middlesex, Nowell v Williams (part heard, May 25, 26, 27, and 28, lnso), before Lord Coleridge, and Grove and Lopes, JJ

Liverpool, Starr nnd another v Bollond stands over Field, J

Middlesex, Taylor, trading, Ac vHodgkinB0O and unr stands for arrungement Lopes, J

Middlesex, Nordberg, trading, Ac v Trade Auxiliary Co, Id (Stubb A Co) to be argued before three judges Field, J

Northampton, Gunning and anr v Tanner, clerk Stephen, J

Middlesex, Prudential Assurance Co, iimd v Western Provident Assoc and anr

Field, J

Warwick, Iiamb v Fryer Williams, J Liverpool, Kynes v Jones Coleridge, Ld Middlesex, tenner v Smith Stephen, J Surrey, L and S Western Ry Co v Surrey and Hampshire Canal Co stands for settlement Field, J

Durham, Hedlcy v Coulson Kay, J

Middlesex, Dunn v Underbill North, J Middlesex, Ware v Crispin Stephen, J Middlesex, Cook v Winby Mauisty, J Jordan v Governor and Co of the New

River Manisty, J

Middlesex, Bull v Esqnilant

Coleridge, Ld Middlesex, Pi trey r Tbistlethwaitc

Manisty, J

Middlesex, Molckomp v Ramm Bowcn, J

Owen v Griffiths motn for judgt by order Bagga'Jay, LJ

Middlesex, Dearlovo v Lennord and Sous Mathew, J

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Coleridge, Ld Middlesex, Robertson v Cuff Manisty, J Middlesex, Watkins v Mandcrs

Manisty, J

Middlesex, Hay v Freeman Manisty, J Middlesex, Swindon v Reeves

Stephen, J Middlesex, Rudeforth v Willett and anr

Pollock, B Middlesex, Calcino v Campoverdo

Mathew, J

London, Porter and Wife v Mot District Ry

Co Bowen, J

London, Tough and anr v Cory

Mathew, J Middlesex, Marks v Davenport

Coleridge, Ld

London, Parkinson v Howell North, J London, Tobitt v Henry Mathew, J

London, Vigor and anr v Sheffield (lately

trading, Ac) Pollock, B

London, Scrutton and anr v Sheffield

(lately tia-iug, Ac) Pollock, B

London, Leary and Co v Stevens Bros and

Co Stephen, J

London, Travers v Tomlinson Mathew, J London, Swainson v Thames Iron Wks and

Ship Bdg Co Stephen, J

London, Hampton and Son v Stone

I Manisty, J

London, Taylor v Banco Manisty, J London, Knightly v Lett Manisty, J London, Cooper v Brelllt Mathew, J

For Argument.

Davis v Prosser Dem to statement of defence (S O until issues in fact are tried)

Fenwick v North-Eostern Ry Co Dem to statement of defence

Fairclough and Son v North Woolwich Land Co. Dem to statement of claim

Fenwick v The North-Eastern Ry Co Dem to paragraphs 2, 3, 1, and 5, of pltff's re-ply, oxcept so far as they consist of joinders of issues

Blcwitt v Cotton Dem (S O for settlement)

Morris v Kino Dem to statement of claim

Munday v Sutton and anr Dem to statement of claim

OPPOSED Huso and anr v Nathan and anr (S 0) Provand v Dobson (S O) Same v Same (S O) Lew is, K. D., In re a Solicitor (S O) Millor v Pilling (three motions) Aboutoff v Oppenheimer A Co (8 O) Marquess of Londonderry v Davidson (S O) Tho Queen v. Justices of the West Riding

of York (expto Middlebrook) to be heard

before 3 judges Barrow, In ro a Solicitor Compagnie Financiero et Commercial du

Pacirique v Peruvian Guano Co, Id (stands

for arrungemeut) Iu re Havod Collieries and tho Coedcae


The Queen v Licensing Justices of Liverpool (expte Crane)

In re Richardson, a solicitor

Tho Queen v F. Bayley, Esq, judge of Westminster county court (expto Mason)

Meeson v Brooks (S O till pleadings are completed)

Tho Queen v J. Paget, Esq, Met Police Magistrate (expte Johnson) to bo argued with No. 8

The Queen v Justices of Kent (expt^ Cutts) The Queen v Licensing Justices of Blackheath Division of Kent (expte Chockland) Calcina v Campoverdo (S O till hearing of motn nisi for new trial)

Marshall v Reeco Dem to statement of claim

Catte Water Commissioners v Martin and org Sp o before two judges

Greaves v Eestiniog Ry Co Sp c before two judges

Metropolitan Board of Works v SouthEastern Ry Co Sp c before two judges

Victoria Colliery Co, lirad v Weltou Dem to statement of claim

Hopper and anr v Wear (Marine Insurance Co) Dem to statement of claim

Percival v Blagrave Dem to par 3 of statement of defence


Marmont v Tramways and General Works

Company, limd Cartwright v The Protector Fluid Co Hobsou v Dean Guest v Caldecott Durrant v Rickettf and Wife The Queen v Salmon and anr, Justices of

Bradford (expte Tetley) five rules
Barber v Benton

In the matter of Morgan, a solicitor
James v Newton

Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire
Ry Co v Denaby Maine Colliery Co, limd
Sheave v Chatterley, trustee, Ac
Fox and Co v East London Water Works


Bird v Matthews

Isaacs and anr v Cooper

In the Matter of an Arbitration between F. Ottone and ors

Coutts and anr v Craig and anr

Parry v Warren

Welts and Co v Prosser

Stimpson v K. and G. McDonald

Goodcn and Son v Manchester and Blackburn Paper Mills, sued, Ac

Wood v Bishop

The Queen v Overseers of Woodthorpe

Jackson v Fletcher

In re Muir, a solicitor

The Queen v Inhabitants of Dorset

Motion nisi for new trial.
Markham v Rickette Heard before Justices Grove and Bowen

Special case

Powell v Powell Duffryn Steam Coal Co Heard before Justices Field and Cave


Morgan v Thomas Heard before Mr Justice Cave

Beckett and Co v Addyman Heard before Mr Justice Field

Opposed Motions.
Bcstwick and Wife v Thorpe Heard before Justices Field and Cave
Weigsell v Corporation of tho School for Indigent Blind Heard before Justices Field
and Cave

The Queen v R. Handsley and anr. Justices of Burnley (Ex parte Smith)
Same v Same (Ex parte Nightingale) S O pending app (if any) in The Queen v R.
Handsley and five other Justices of Burnley (Ex parte King)
Ckows Side.

Fob Judgment.

The Queen v Mayor, Ac, of Maidenhead 'The Queen v Justices of West Riding of



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Causk Uy English Information.
Attorney-General, Informant, and tho Mot District Ry Co and George Hopwood, Defend-
ants (S O until appeal heard in "Attorney-General v Metropolitan Ry Co")
Cases Stated pursuant to tho "Customs and Inland Revenue Act, 1871," and M The

Taxes Management Act, 1880."
Dodson, surveyor, Ac, v Walker and Cottell, inspector, Ac, v The Justices of the


Keen, surveyor, Ac. v Farlow

The Great Western Ry Co v Musgrave,
surveyor, Ac

Martin, surveyor, Ac, v Trustees of Congre-
gational Memorial Hall

Improved Industrial Dwellings Co v Last,
surveyor. Ac

Stokes v Abbott, surveyor, Ac

Whitwell, surveyor Ac v Muuby

The Justices, Ac, oi the County of Warwick
v Thrift, surveyor, Ac

Jowett, surveyor, Ac, v Moss (for Justices
of Lancashire)

Midland Ky Co v Blake, surveyor, Ac

Last, surveyor, Ac, v Tho London Assur-
ance Corporation ——— - — ■ ■■■■"» *

Bowers, surveyor, Ac, v The Justices of Tho Alexandria Water Co, ld, v Musgrave,
the Peace for the County of Cumberland surveyor, Ac

County of Monmouth Victoria Chambers Co, limd, v Musgrave,

surveyor, Ac The Justices of Kent v Lamarque, surveyor, Ac

The Mayor, Ac, of Manchester v Applegate,

surveyor, Ac Roberts, survcj'or, Ac, v The Justices of

parts of Holland in the County of Lincoln Tho Bank of South Australia v Last, sur

vcvor, Ac

Blake, surveyor, Ac v Imperial Brazilian,

Natal and Nova Cruz Ry Co, limd The British and Foreign Marine Insurance

Co, limd, v Whitworth, surveyor, Ac The Burial Board of Paddington v Tho Commissioners of Inland Revenue


At the Gui'dhall, on Saturday, Leonard Stimpson and Alfred Vincent, clerks in the empliy of Mr. George Augustus S:hultz, solicitor, of 9, Unioncomt. Old Broad-street, were charged 0.1 remand belore Sir Robert W. Cnrden with ste»liDg within the last four months a bundle of piobate and other valuable documents belonging; to the prosfcntor. It appeared th*t some time a.o Mr. Schultz removed his office to Old Broad-street, and recently he 111 inrl a bundle cf probate and other deeds. The prisoners admitted having taken the deeds, but Bttid they were only expired l«nst:s which wero worth only parchment price. Mr. Scbul'z s\id that all the deals were kept in an iron safe. Sir R. W. Carden remaiked that solicitors did not put worthless documents into an iron safe. He would not settle the case then, but txke time to consider what he should do to punish the boys, anl at the same time to save Ihem from rnin. The prisoners were then remanded.

It is stated that, inconsequence of recent internal alterations in the City of London Court, which have been mada by order of the Law and City Co .rts Committee, and the increase in the number of cases, the inconvenience to barristers, solicitors, suitors, and others having business at the court, has been very great. On one day this week, although the list was a comparatively light one. the court was so tightly packed that it was impossible for many suitors who heard their names callel at the entrance doors to get to the witness box, while others deliberately walked away, rather than make an httempt to reach it. Several barrUttrs and solicitors had their gowns torn up in their endeavour to get to their sea's to conduct their clients' cases, and having done so had to retire by the judge's private door. For more than an hour no order conld be kept.

The last published report of the Local Government Board contains some examples of the diversion of a statutory fund to an object which Parliament i.ever contemplated. One of these diversions occurred in a South Wales pariah, where it was resolved at a vestry meeting that the sum of 21». should be paid from the rate for any grown-up fox killaJ within the hanilet, on the head being produced to tbe guardians of the hamlet, 10s. should be paid lor a whelp, and half-a-crown for every raven killed. The Local Government Board confirmed tbe disallowance. In another parish, for a quar:er of a century before there was a central audit of the highway-rate accounts, a •paTrow club was paid for out of the rate. The farmers used to shoot the sparrows and sell them to a person, who was afterwa>ds repaid out of the rates. £3 10s. 1 Jd. had been expended in one half-year for 1,333 sparrows, and, in addition, an unexplained item of 12s. 6d. for "fe«s." In other |«rUhes mole-catchers bad their remuneration regularly oharged upon tbe highway-rate, and in one case it was charged in the surveyor's account. In another case the coat and hat of the bellman was charged upon the bighwaynte, and the rate elsewhere was charged with the cost of snpplementing tl.e postal delivtrr. The Local Government Board says :—'''These cises may bo taken og examples of the mann°r in which this rate has for years been misapplied. Many other cases might be adduced." In all cases the chargfs •ere d'Sallowed, and the Local Gov-mment Board, where the members of Highway Bo.irJs made perambulations, nould net concur in tbe view that a considerable outlay on charopigne, early salmon, therry, and the like came within the description of "rexsonable expenses."

At the Stock and Share Auction Company's sale, held on December 30, at thtir sale-room, Crown-court-buiidings, Old Br< ad-street, the following were amongst the prices obtained :—Surrey and Hampshire Canal Corporation £10 shares, fully paid, £4 5s. ; Standard Union Investment £1 seven per 'ent. preferred share-, fully paid,*20s. 6d. ; Oriental Telephone Company £1 abate*, 10s. paid, 1-32 premium ; Old Owlacombe Mines £1 shares, fully paid, 7s. ; Indian Trevtlyaii Gold Mining £1 shares, fully paid, 15s.; Indian Glenrock Gold Mining £1 shares, fully paid, 1-16 premium; Philadelphia and Reading Railways deferred shares, 3s. premium ; Indian Phoenix Gold Mining £l shares, fully paid, 15s.; Kast Devon Consols Copper Mines £2 shares fully paid, 6«.; Rhodes Reefs, 15s.; New Zealand Kspangas, 12.'. 6d.; and other miscellanerins securities fetched fair prices.


JOjcm.—Dec. 30, the wife of Henry P. Jones, solicitor, Manchester, of a daughter.



FarDAY, Dec 30, 1881. Under the Bankruptcy Act, 1869. Creditors moat forward their proofa of debts to the Begistrar. To Surrender in the Country. Archer, William Appleby, Gateehcad, Durham, Grocer. Pet Dec 22. Daggett. Newcastle, Jan 9 at 11

<iuTMborough, William Edwin, Hamsteod, Hertford, Licensed Victualler. Pet Doc 20.

Fjiwards. St Albans, Jan 11 at 3
Rsdley, Reuben, Newton rd, Tottenham. Builder. Pot Dec 28. Pulley. Edmonton,

Jan 20 at 3

Tuebdit, Jan. 3,1882. Under rne Bankruptcy A., r, 1869. Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar. To Surrender in London. Mradows, Elisha, Duke st, London Bridgo, Provision Morchant. Pot Jan 2. Pepva. Jan 18 at 12

Tapp, James Bryant, and Frederick Melhuish, Nettleton rd, New Cross, Coal Merchants. Pet Dec 30. Pepys. Jan 18 at 12

To Surrender in the- Country. Donkin, ITonry, Blyth, Northumberland, Provision Dealer. Pet Dec 29. Daggett.

Newcastle, Jan 10 at 11 Galpin, John Evan, Cambridge, Fencing Master. Pet Dec 30. Eadcn. Cambridge,

Jan 28 at 11

Godsmark, E , Greenwich, Milliner, Pet Dec 30. Bristow. Greenwich, Jan 17 at 1 Horc, the Right Honourable Walter, Baron Ruthven, Yoo Vale, nr Bideford. Pet Deo

31. BofBon. Barnstaple, Jan 10 at 12 Mvers, Horace, Claphani Common, Gent. Pet Nov 1. Willoughby. "Wandsworth, Jan

13 at 11

Raphael, James, Cardiff, Tailor. Pet Doc 29. Langloy. Cardiff, Jan 16 at 11
Richardson, Joshua Rogerson, and James Richardson, Heaton's Court, Briggute, Luods,

Rag Merchants. Pet Doc 28. Marsha1!. Leeds, Jan 25 at 11
Webber, John, Wells, Somerset, Gent. Pot Dec 31. Foster. Wells, Jan 21 at 11
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1882.
Bartlett, John Searle, King st, St James', Dealer in Works of Art. Dec 22
Jones, John Lloyd, Fendcru, Llandissiliogogo, Cardigan. Dec 22

Liquidations by Arrangement.

FIRST MEETINGS OF CREDITORS. Fbiday, Dec. 30, 1881. Baker, John, Birmingham, Beer Retailer. Jan 19 at 3 at offices of Clarke and Co,

Waterloo st, Birmingham Belham, John, Chichester, Sussex, Carver. Jan 10 at 2 at offices of Nye and Green.

wood, Serjeants' inn. Janinan, Chichester Boorer, Richard Barnes, Hounslow, Butcher. Jan 7 at 3 at Red Lion Hotel, llounslow,

Woolls and Co, Uxbridge Boosey, Edward Cuniugham, Tottenham ct rd, Lithographer. Jan 18 at 2 at offices of

Flegg and Son, Hills pi, Oxford st Box, George Henry, King's Norton, Worcester. Jan 12 at 11 at offices of Eaden,

Bennett's hill, Birmingham Bradbury, John, Stony Stratford, Buckingham, Auctioneer. Jan 13 at 3 at offices of

Beckc, Dorngate, Northampton Brownjohn, Henry William, Windsor, Coal Merchant. Jan 10 at 1 at offices of Law son,

Essex st, Strand

Burch, Charles, Walberton. Sussex, out of business. Jan 18 at 3 at Dolphin Hotel,

Chichester. Jnnman, Chichester
Burnett, Robert Einbletou, and Henry John Augustus Burnett, Dunston, Durham,

Chemical Manufacturers. .Jan 12 ut 3 at Incorporated Law Society, Royal arcade,

Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Gibson and Co, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Cooke, Mary Marsden, Cheadle, Chester, Boot and Shoe Maker. Jan 18 at 3 at offices

of Kerr, Faulkner at, Manchester. Walloy, Manchester Comfort, Benjamin, Oxford, of no occupation. Jan 12 at 12 at offices of Galpin, New

Inn Hull st, Oxford

Elliott, James Morland, Liverpool, Joiner. Jan 13 at 2 at offices of Steinforth, York bldgs, Liverpool

Emery, William Both, Bedminster, Licensed Victualler. Jan 13 at 2 at offices of Dodds,

Shannon ct, Bristol. Henderson, Bristol Fairbuirn, Thomas, Angel lane, Stratford, Essex, Retail Bootmaker. Jan 12 at 12 at

offices of Meynell, Castle st, Holborn Firth, i*cth, Leeds, York, Grocer. Jan 14 at 11 at offices of Tennantand Barrett, Albion

st, Leeds

For man, Joseph, Hinckley, Leicester, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer. Jan 10 at 3 at

offices of Hincks, Howling Green st, Leicester Freeman, Delamark, Marylebone rd, Surgeon. Jan 10 at 3 at offices of Barne'.t, Pal

merston bldgs, Old Broad st Freeman, John William, Broadway, Deptford, Kent, Draper. Jan 10 at 3 at offices of

Ladbury, Chcapsidc. Tat Lam, Bishopgatest Gadsden, William Pratt, Aylesbury, Bucks, Auctioneer. Jan 19 at 3 at the Bell Hotel,

Aylesbury. Rawson, Great Mariow Gowlaml, Francis, Middletou, Pickering, York, Farmer. Jan 11 at 12 at office of

Walker, Pickering

Hall, George, Hun wick, Bishop Auckland, Durham, Licensed Victualler. Jan 23 at 3

at office of Stanford, Colling wood st, Newcastle upon Tyne Heaps, Robert Jackson, Tadcastcr, York, Licensed Victualler. Jan 18 at 12 at la,

Albion st, Leeds. Malcolm, Leeds HommiHg, George, jun., Redditch, Worcester, Builder. Jan 13 at 11 at offices of Wal

ford, Newhall st, Birmingham Jones, John Edward, Llanerchymedd, Anglesey, Innkeeper. Jon 17 at 2 at the British

Hotel, Bangor. Fanning, Amlwch Jones, John Rowland, Fron hyfryd, Llaorug, Carnarvon, Farmer. Jan 11 at 3 at offices of Roberts, Church st, Carnarvon Kay, William, Over Darwen, Lancaster, Joiner. Jan 10 at 11 at Smalloy's Hotel,

Duckworth st, Over Darwen. Costeker, Over Darwen Lea. John, Warrington, Accountant Law Stationer. Jan 13 at 12 at offices of Tuustall,


Lee, Thomas, Riley nt, Horselydown, Licensed Victualler. Jan Oat 4 at office of Wetherheld, Gresham bldgs, Guildiiall

Pivcrnau, Louis Alexander, Mortimer st, Cavondish sq, Art Dealer. Jan 12 at 12 at office of Plunkett and Leader, St Paul's churchyd

Powell, David, Hoy land Common, Barnsley, Grocer. Jan 12 at 12 at offices of Marshall and Owns worth, Barnsley

Puddleplatt, George, Amersham, Bucks, Farmer. Jun 10 at 12 at offices of Francis and How, Chesham

Richings, Henry, Clarkson rd, Walthnmstow, out of business. Jan 13 at 2 at Guildhall

Tavern, Grtsham st. Neave, Cheapsido Roberts, Allien, ami Brook tiaigh, RoLtoms, HoJmfirth. York, Dyers. Jan 0 at 4 at

offices of Schoficld, Huddcrsffeld. Urisdale, Leeds Rutter, John, Ryton-upon-Tyne, Durham, Painter. Jan 10 at 3 at offices of Wilson and

Sandcman, CoHiugwood st, Nowc«stlo-upou-Tyno Sadler, Rupert, Birmingham, Wood Turner. Jan 12 at 2 at office of Sargent and Son,

Bennett's hill, Birmingham Sane to, Edward, Maidstone, Builder. Jan 12 at 3 at Star Hotel, Maidstone, Kent Sbankster, Edward, Woelsby, Lincoln, Fish Curer. Jan 10 at 11 at offices of Grange and

Wintringham, St Mary's ehnibrs, West St Mary's gate, Great Grimsby Solomon, Simon, Wentworth st, Spitaliields, Bootmaker. Jan 9 at 3 at offices of Barnett,

Palmerston bldgs, Old Broad st Spelman, John Shelly, Bradtleld St Georgo, Suffolk, Farmer. Jan 10 at 1 at offices of

Gudgeon, Guildhall, Bury St Edmunds Todd, Richard, Walton, York, Farmer. Jan 11 at 11 at offices of Smith, Petergate, York Usher, Richard, Bodicote, Oxford, Manager to a Drug Grinder. Jan 10 at 11 at 30, High

st, Banbury. Whitchorn Waldron, Ambrose, Catshill, Worcester, out of business. Jan 11 at 11 at offices of

Creswell, Institute bldgs, Bromsgrove Wilcox, Jamos, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Boerhouso Keeper. Jan 7 at 12 at offices of

Potter, Northfield House, North pi, Cheltenham Wood, Edward, tho Retreat, Ibstock, Leicester, Outdoor Bocrseller. Jan 7 at 11 at offices

of Fisher and Co, Aahby-dc-la-Zouch Zurhorst, Frederick William, West Kensington ter, of no occupation. Jan 10 at

at offices of Luinley and Lumley, Conduit st, Bund st Tuesday, Jan. 3, 1e*h2. Andrew, Robert, Hyde, Chester, Butcher. Jan 18 at 11 at offices of Iiayner and Turner,

Clarendon pi, Hyde

Apple ton, Josiah, St Helens, Lancaster, Grocer. Jan 13 at 3 at offices of Riley, Lord

st, Liverpool

Aston, Edwin, Chester, Draper. Jan 12 at 3 at offices of Green and Dixon, Castle chmbrs, Northwich

Bailey, Thomas, Barbrook, Sheffield, Builder. Jan 10 at 2 at offices of Clegg and Sonpt Victoria chmbrs, Sheffield

Baker, Eliza. Bedminster, Somerset, out of business. Jan 14 at 2 at Guildhall, Broad et, Bristol

Baker, Frederick "William, Bath, Tobacconist. Jan 16 at 12 at offices of Kingsford and

Co, Essex st, Strand. Titley, Bath
Hampton, George, Frederick, Coventry, Chemist. Jan 10 at 3 at offices of Browett,

Bayley lane, Coventry
Blake, Boycott George. Worcester, Grocer. Jan 10 at 12 at Hen and Chickens Hotel,

New st, Birmingham. Tree and Son, Worcester Bourke, Patrick Francis, Bradford, Cooper. Jan 34 at 2 at 35, Cannon st, Manchester,

Alderson, Manchester

Bowler, Isaac, Tunstall, Stafford, Oil Worker. Jan 17 at 3 at offices of Salt and Alcock, Market st, Tnnstall

Brewer, Robert, Bradford, York, Licensed Victualler. Jan 18 at II at offices of Berry

and Robinson, Charles st, Bradford Brown, Margaret Ann, Southport, Lancaster, Dress Maker. Jan 18 at 3 at offices of

Rogers, Lord st, Liverpool. Cockshott, Southport Brown, Walter, Dresden, Stlfford, out of business. Jan 16 at 11 at offices of Kent,

Chancery lane.Longton Cantrell, Matthew Henry Frost, Derby, Surgeon. Jan 19 at 11 at offices of Brookes,


Daskwood, De Courcy Pitcairn, Devon, Gent. Jan 13 at 3 at offices of Tompler, Teignmouth

Davis, William, Gt Malvern, Worcester, Insurance Agent. Jan 11 at 3 at offices of Stallard and Son, Picrpnint st, Worcester

Davys, Thomas, Long Eaton, Blacksmith. Jan 10 at 12 at offices of Wylos, Low pavement, Nofjingham

D*Eye, George Rust, Felixstowe, Suffolk, Schoolmaster. Jan 17 at 11 at Post Office

chmbrs, Ipswich. Cobbold and Co, Ipswich Dow, William Harvey, Gt James st, Lisson grove, Butcher. Jan 12 at 11 at offices of

Cooper and Co, Lincolns inn fields Dunk, Rev. Jonathan William, Bridgtown, Cannock, Stafford. Jan 13 at 12 at office of

Higgs, Bennett's hill, Birmingham Eades, Richard Eyres, Wharf rd. City rd, Ivory Tumor. Jan 10 at 4 at 38, Southamp

ton bldgs, Holborn. Knight, Cornwall rd, Bavswater Ewens, Joseph, Exeter, Grocer. Jan 14 at 11 at Castle Hotel, Castle st, Exeter. Orchard


Flintoff, William, Durham, Grocer. Jan 16 at 3 at 32, Grainger st Wtst, Newcastlo-onTyne. Marshall

Gilbert, Mary Ann, Peterborough, General Provision Dealer. Jan 17 at 12 at offices of

Vergette and Buckle, Market st, Peterborough Gill, Thomas, Barrow-in-Furness, Confectioner. Jan 12 at 11 at Station Hotel, Carnforth

Sims, Barrow-in-Furness Goddard, James, Southampton, Corn Merchant. Jan 7 at 12 at Railway Hotel, St

Pony's, Southampton. Holiest and Co, Farnham Godfrey, Harry Tom, Vicarage rd, Willesden, Builder. Jan 10 at 2 at office of Williams

and Co, King Ft, Cheapside. Haraton Gould, "William Jame?, High st, Wednesbury, Stafford, Milliner. Jan 26 .it 11 at offico

of Rhodes, Queen st, Wolverhampton Grant, George, Watton, Norfolk, Boot Manufacturer. Jan 16 at 12 at offices of Kent,

St Andrew's Hall Plain, Norwioh Green, William, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Clerk in Holy Orders. Jan 16 at 12 at

offices of Morgan and Co," Victoria st, Merthyr Tydfil Haigh, Edmund, Halifax, Grocer. Jan 17 at 11 at offices of Ingram and Huntriss,


Haigh, Lctitia Anr, Huddersfield, Milliner. Jan 16 at 11 at offices of Sykes and Son, New st, Huddersfield

Hardy, John, Altrineham, Chester, Draper. Jan 23 at 3 at offices of Brett and Craven, Kennedy st, Manchester

Hard wick* John, New Bridge bldg yard. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Builder. Jan 18 at 2 offices of Joel, Newgato st, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Hassfeld, Maximilian Stanislaus, Newgate st, Manufacturer's Agent. Feb 14at 2 at City Terminus Hotel, Cannon st. Montagu, Buoklersbury

Henther, Richard John, Wivenhoe rd, Peckham Rye, and John William Laws, Darrell rd, East Dulwich, Surrey, Builders. Jan 10 at 3 at Kennan's Hotel, Crown crt, Cheapside. Lovettand Co, King William st

Hill, Joseph, Totterdown, Bootmaker. Jan 13 at 2 at offices of Brown, Corn st, Bristol

Hooker, William Schofield. Birkenhead, Chester, Outfitter. Jan 18 at 3 at offices of

Thompson, Hamilton st, Birkenhead Holt, Herbert, Fakonham. Norfolk, Schoolmaster. Jan 12 at 11 at offices of Rnmbelow

Bridge st, Fakenham

Hoi ton, Joseph, jun, Tredington, Worcester, Fanner. Jan 10 at 2 at White Hart Hotel,

Moreton-in-Marsh. Barkes Howes, Josiah, Aylesbury, Bucks, Builder. Jan 10 at 1 at the Bell Hotel, Aylesbury.

Rawson, Great Marlow Hunt, George, Brighton, Licensed Victualler. Jan 10 at 3 at offices of Goodman, North

st, Brighton

Isitt, John Honry, Bigg Market, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Innkeeper, Jan 13 at 2 at offices of Pybus, Post Office chmbrs, St Nicholas sq, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Jewhurst, Richard, Northumberland rd, Margate, Kent, Ironmonger. Jan 10 at 11.30 at offices of Burrows, Cecil sq, Margate

Johnston, James and John Montgomery Johnston, Wardour st, Soho, Brass Manufacturers- Jan 23 at 2 at Law Institution, Chancery lane. Thompson and Ward, Bedford row

Keep, William John, Birmingham, Warwick, Tailor. Jan 16 at 12 at offices of Higgins

and Mallard, Newall st, Birmingham Kearton, John, Maryport, Cumberland, Butcher. Jan 17 at 2 at offices of Dixon,

Trevelyan Hotel, Maryport. Nicholson, Maryport Kings, George Vincent,' Storridgc, Crodley, Builder. Jan 10 at 11 at offices of Miller

and Corbett, Avenue house, Worcester Kirby, George Wainwright, Shalesmoor, Sheffield, Dyer. Jan 16 at 11 at offices of

Mcllor, Hueen st, Sheffield Lea, Charles, and James Lea, Little Hinton, Wilts, Dairyman. Jan 16 at 3 at offices of

Boodle, Albion bldgs, New Swindon

Lewinger, Carl, and Friedrich ManBfeld.'Hart st. Wood st, Manufacturers''Agents.

Jan 26 at 3 at offices of Lumley and Lumley, Conduit st, Bond st Lingham, James Arthur, Brockley, Kent, Carpenter. Jan 23 at 2 at offices of Arnold,

Borough High st, Southwark Mattocks, John, and John Thomas Timms, Coventry, Warwick, Bicycle Manufacturers.

Jan 16 at 12 at offices of Seymour, Prioryrow, Coventry May, John, Brighton, Sussex, Tailor. Jan 13 at 3 at 152, North st, Brighton. Maynard,


McLellan, Joseph William, Lambeth walk, Lambeth, Leather Merchant. Jan 17 at 2 at

offices of Simpson and Palmer, Three Crown sq, Southwark Millward, Henry, Sutton Common, Kidderminster, Worcester, Builder. Jan 14 at 11 at

offices of Waldron, High st, Brierley Hill Mison, Charles, Oxford rd, Windsor, Oilman. Jan 18 at 3 at offices of St Paul, Staple inn M mdy, Thomas, Bristol, Licensed Victualler. Jan 11 at 12 at offices of Esserv, Nicholas

st, Bristol

Mnnday, Charles Robert, Smardale rd, Wandsworth, Surrey, Builder. Jan 17 at 2 at

offices of Mason, Curtain rd, Finsbury Nicholls, William Follett, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Tobacco Manufacturer. Jan 12 at 20 at

office of Tribe and Co, Albion chmbrs, Bristol. Heard, Cardiff Phillips, William, Plymouth, Devon, Builder. Jan 13 at 11 at office of Love, Courtenay

st, Plymouth

Pranglcy, Charles Thomas, Salisbury, Agricultural Chemist. Jan 16 at 2 at Market

house chmbrs, Salisbury. Hodding, Salisbury Roberts, Albert, Bottoms, Holmfirth, York, Dyers. Jan 6 at 4.30 at offices of Schofield,

Queen st, Huddcrsfleld. Grisdale, Leeds Russell, Cuthbert, Great Tower st, Engineer. Jan 12 at 3 at offices of Hillearys and

Co, Fen church bldgs

Smith, John, and Hartley Hartley-Smith, Stock and Share Brokers, Cornhill. Jan 13

at 2 at Harper, Rood lane Stainmand, George, Darlington, Poulterer. Jan 12 at II at office of Robinson, Chanoery

lane, Darlington

Stevens, Thomas Vincent, Coleman st, Camberwoll, Florist. Jan 11 at 3 at offices of

ChipperPeld, Trinity st, Southwark Stokes, Samuel, Brettell lane, Stafford, Grocer. Jan 17 at 11 at offices of Rogers and

Jordan, High st, Stourbridge Tame, Henry, jun, Bramley rd, Notting Hill, Dairyman. Jan 23 at 2 at office of Wright,

Gt Portland st * ,

Taytor, John, Shrivenham, Berks, Blacksmith. Jan 16 at 10 at office of Boodle, Albion

bldgs, New Swindon

Tester, William, Redgrave villas, Putney, Builder. Jan 24 at 2.30 at 145, Cheapside. Chubb, Pancras lane

Thorpe, George, Sheffield, Spring Knife Manufacturer. Jnn 16 at 3 at offices of Mellor, Queen st. Sheffield

Turner, William, Bristol, Beerhouse Keeper. Jan 16 at 12 at office of Meeres, High Ft.

Bristol * Vallis, John, Birmingham, Tailor. Jan 13 at 3 at offices of Wright and Marshall, New

st, Birmingham

Waite, Joseph, Banbury, Oxford, Grocer. Jan 18 at 11 at 36, High st, Banbury. Whitehorn

Watts, Samuel, Bath, Bicycle Agency. Jan 17 at 3 at Queen's Hotel, Caventry. Bartrum and Bartlett, Bath

Williams, John, Lendal Bridge, York, Toll Lessee. Jan 14 at 2 at Clarence Hotel, Aldersgate st. Hawkin, Thrapston

Williams, John, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, Draper. Jan 10 at 10.30 atl67, High st, Bangor, Carnarvon. Owen, Bangor

Williams, John, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Grocer. Jan 17 at 12 at offices of Davies, Mill st, Pontypridd

Wiggin, Richard, Aston, Warwick, Oil Merchant. Jan 12 at 11 at offices of Spencer,

Bennett's hill, Birmingham Woodwards, Joseph, Aapenden, Hertford, Farmer. Jan 14 at 12 at offices of Armstrong,

Forest, Hertford

Woolmore, James Richard, Brighton, Wholesale Confectioner. Jan 18 at 3 at offloes of Goodwin and Co, Coleman st. Kisbey, Cheapside

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Sik John Holkee will take his seat in the Court of Appeal at Lincoln's-inn on Monday next, at which time Lord Justice Lindley will he absent on circuit.

Special Jury Actions in the Queen's Bench Division will not be taken before the 13th of February. Actions "without a jury" will be taken seriatim in one or more courts, on a day to be named, not before the 13th of February.

Br An ObDeb, which we print in another column, it will be seen that all causes and matters which, on or before the 10th of January, were assigned to and were then pending before Mr. Justice Chitty are for all purposes transferred until further order to Mr. Justice Kay. It is presumed that in cases where the writ is issued after the 10th of January, Mr. Justice Kay will, in pursuance of section 12 of the Judicature Act, 1881, be able to act for Mr. Justice Chitty so far as to dispose of any applications for injunction or other interlocutory orders, but not so as to make decrees.

Sib John Holker's merits as a lawyer have been discussed, we suppose, by eveiy daily paper in London, at prodigious length, and with that charming air of infallibility which characterizes the observations on legal matters of the lay press. It is unnecessary to label severally, after the fashion of these writers, Sir John Holker's various real or supposed merits, or to prophesy as to his judicial career; it is enough to say that, in the opinion of those who, from having known the new Lord Justice during his career at the bar, are presumably best qualified to judge, the new appointment is a thoroughly good one.

The Appointment to one of the highest judicial offices of an ex-Attorney-General, still sitting on the opposition benches of the House of Commons, is probably unparalleled in legal history. One of the nearest approaches to such a thing was the appointment by Lord Beotjgham in 1831 of Lord Lyndhurst, the exLord Chancellor, to the office of Lord Chief Baron. In the case of Sir W. Page Wood, who was appointed by Lord Cairns to a Lord Justiceship in 1868, a long period of judicial service had intervened since he had ceased to be a law officer.

The Idea Of Concentrating all the courts and offices in one building was, without doubt, very useful, but there is one consequence which, now that the building is erected and partly occupied, has been, and continues to be, inconvenient. The distances within the building are so great that it becomes a serious matter when a suitor comes to receive his money at the Bank of England, situated at the north side of the building, and is forced to travel thence to the Strand front to swear his affidavit. The journey there and back is described by discontented visitors as amounting to "half-a-mile ;" and, although less than half that distance (being, in fact, less than 300 yards), it is a considerable grievance to the aged and infirm. Is there any objection to an affidavit-room being established in immediate proximity to the Chancery Pay-Office?

When We Announced that the chambers of Vice-Chancellor Bacon had been removed to the rooms allotted to them in the

west block of the Royal Courts of Justice, our statement was perfectly correct. Were we to say that Vice-Chancellor Bacon's Chambers are now in the west block, we should be incorrect. Since the furniture and papers were moved into the rooms in that block they have been again moved, of course at the cost of much trouble and expense, to some rooms in the east block, which are on the top floor of the building, and over the chambers of ViceChancellor Hall and Mr. Justice Chitty. The story is that on presenting themselves last Saturday morning to commence business, the chief clerks and their staff found the outer door of the west block so barricaded that entrance was impossible. It then appeared that the builder, acting under advice, refused to give up possession of that portion of the building; and as the power to make him do so was at least doubtful, there was nothing for it but to find rooms elsewhere. Fortunately there were available in another part of the building certain rooms already out of the hands of the builder. If this had not been the case, we should have had the painful spectacle of a learned Vice-Chancellor and his numerous staff wandering through Lincoln's-inn in search of chambers, and perhaps putting the public to extra expense in the shape of exorbitant rent. As matters now are, it is rather hard for an aged judge to have to mount to the third storey three afternoons in a week after six hours work in court.

No Less Than Three written judgments were delivered in open court on Tuesday last, although the Hilary Sittings did not commence till Wednesday. A considerable saving of judicial time has thus been effected, and a precedent has been set which we hope to see followed on many future occasions. It is unfortunately doubtful, however, whether the course followed was technically correct, and whether, if the letter of the law should be insisted on, the judgments delivered could not be either set aside or disregarded as nullities. This highly technical question depends on the construction of section 26 of the Judicature Act, 1873, as explained by the various rules of order 61. The 26th section of the Act of 1873, after abolishing the division of the legal year into terms, prescribes that, " subject to rules of court, the High Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal, and the judges thereof respectively, shall have power to sit and act, at any time, and at any place, for the transaction of any part of the business of such courts respectively, or of such judges." Read by itself, this section might be taken to authorize a midnight sitting in the middle of Salisbury Plain in mid-winter, but the rules of court no doubt cut it down, and the only question is how much. By ord. 61, r. 1, "the sittings of the court shall be four in every year," and the Hilary Sittings shall commence on the 11th of January. By rule 2 "the vacations" also "shall be four in every year," and "the Christmas Vacation shall commence on the 24 th of December and terminate on the 6th of January." By rule 5 "two of the judges of the High Court shall be selected at the commencement of each long vacation for the hearing, in London or Middlesex during vacation, of all such applications as may require to be immediately or promptly heard." By rule 6 "any other judge may sit for a vacation judge," and by rule 7 " the vacation judges may dispose of all actions, matters, and other business of an urgent nature during any interval between the sittings of any Division of the High Court to which such business may be assigned, although such interval may not be called or known as a vacation." We have, therefore, a restriction upon the quality of business, which must be urgent; a restriction upon the personnel of the court, which is prima facie to be constituted by vacation judges, and a restriction upon the place of sitting, which is to be London or Middlesex. The curious " interval not called a vacation" between the 6th and 11th of January—an interval common to all the ; periods—might fairly be taken as a proper period for the non

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