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Donman, William, Amersbam Vale rd, New Cross, Shipwright. Pet Jan 13. Pitt Latcham, Tucker, Bedminster, Somerset, Wheelwright. Feb 2 at 2 at offices of Hobbs, Taylor. Greenwich, Feb 3 at 1
Clare st, Bristol Durrant, John R , Great Yarmouth, Fish Merchant. Pet Jan 18. Worlledge. Great Lemon, William, Bristol, General Haulier. Feb 6 at 3 at ofices of Perham, Exchange Yarmouth, Feb 1 at 11
East, Bristol Elliott, James Morland, Liverpool, Joiner. Pet Jan 17. Bellringer. Liverpool, Feb 6 Long, John, Forbury, Reading, Corn and Cake Merchant. Feb 3 at 12 at Great Western at 12
Hotel, Reading. Creed
Lovelock, James, Reading, Berks, Butcher. Feb 3 at 10.30 at offices of Newman, Friar
st, Reading Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar.
Lowdell, Frederick, Wednesbury, Stafford, Mineral Water Manufacturer. Feb 1 at 11 To Surrender in London,
at offices of Rhodes, Queen st, Wolverhampton Harvey. Thomas Morton, Coleman st, Solicitor, Pet Jan 21. Brougham, Feb 7 at 11 Mallaburn, David, Gateshead, Durham, Stationer. Feb 1 at 3 at offices of Warlow, Thompson, Frederick, Gt St Helen's. Pet Jan 20. Pepys. Feb 8 at 12
Collingwood st, Newcastle upon Tyne
Marsden, Joseph, Leeds, Cloth Merchant. Feb 2 at 2.30 at Law Institute, Albion pl,
Philp, Walbrook Harley, William, Walton, Lancaster, Timber Merchant. Pet Jan 21. Bellringer. Mesle, William, Drax, York, Farmer. Feb 6 at 3 at the Londesborough Hotel, Selby. Liverpool, Feb 6 at 12
Green, Howden Marsden, William Henry, Manchester, Restaurant Keeper. Pet Jan 19. Lister. Man.
Morgan, John William, Birmingham, out of business. Feb 8 at 3 at offices of Coulton, chester, Feb 6 at 12
jun, Cannon st, Birmingham Morgan, Sidney Samuel Hiloy, Long Ashton, Somerset, Farmer. Pet Jan 20. Harley. Myers, James Washington, Myers' Hippodrome, Portsmouth, Circus Proprietor. Feb 3 Bristol, Feb 6 at 2
at 2 at offices of Brandon, Eseex st, Strand Vizetelly, James, Twickenham, Metal Merchant. Pet Jan 21. Ruston. Brentford, Oldham, John, Frithville, Lincoln, Farmer, Jan 31 at 11 at offices of Rice and Co, Feb 7 at 3
Main ridge, Boston
Exchange st, Blackburn
Proctor, Robinson, Heaton, Lancaster, out of business. Feb 2 at 3 at offices of Taylor,
Acres Field, Bolton Allaway, William Newton, Groat Tower st, Colonial Merchant. Jan 19
Peel, Herbert, Pontefract, York, Tobacconist. Feb 3 at 11 at offices of Foster and
Raper, Ropergate, Pontefract
Peverley, Charles, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Grocer. Feb 1 at 3 at offices of Stanford,
Collingwood st, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Plummer Robert, Newport, Monmouth. Jan 30 at 11 at office of Parker, Commercial st,
Newport Andrews, Joseph Thomas, Birmingham, Stove Grate Manufacturer. Feb 1 at 3 at offices
Pullan, Charles, Menwith with Darley, York, Farmer. Feb 2 at 12 at office of Bateson,
Harrogate of Coleman and Co, Colmore row, Birmingham Andrews, Louisa, Haymarket, Hatter. Feb 8 at 2 at offices of Davidson and Morriss,
| Roberts, Caleb. Wrexham, Denbigh, Printer. Feb 2 at 1 at office of Sherratt and Son,
Hill st, Wrexham
Rudge, Joe Arthur Roebuck, Bath, Somerset, Philosophical Instrumont Makor. Feb 1
at 3 at office of Wheatcroft, New Bond st, Bath more row, Birmingham Baker, William Henry, Walworth rd, Surrey, Bedstead and Bedding Manufacturer,
James, William, Rochester sq, Camden rd, of no occupation, Feb 10 at 3 at office of Feb 6 at 3 at offices of Morris, Paternoster row
Emanuel, Finsbury circus Badcock, John, Banham, Norfolk, Farmer. Feb 1 at 12 at offices of Bailey and Co,
Singer, James, Oxford, Clerk. Feb 2 at 12 at offices of Galpin, New Inn Hall st, Ox. Norwich
ford Barnett, John Westlake, Tottenham, Builder. Feb 7 at 11 at offices of Wolferstan and
Sharman, John Edward, Birbeck rd, Kingsland, Builder. Jan 30 at 3 at office of Cooper,
Lincoln's inn fields
Shobridge, Thomas, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Kent, Builder. Feb 1 at 11 at office of
Palmer, Salford ter, Tonbridge Raper, Ropergate, Pontefract Brown, John, Bishop Wearmouth, Durham, Boot and Shoe Maker. Feb 7 at 11 at Staveley, John, Ragnall, Nottingham, Farmer, Feb 6 at 11 at office of Bescoby, Grove offices of Wilford, Fawcett st, Sunderland
st, East Retford Ballen, Isaac, Burwell, Cambridge, Beerhouse Keeper, Feb 8 at 12 at Fox Inn, Bar
Storer, George, Coventry, Builder. Feb 2 at 12 at Craven Arms Hotel, Coventry. well. Cambridge. D'Albani, Newmarket
Brofett, Coventry Chapman. Arthur Suttle. Bury St Edmunds, Furniture Broker. Feb 6 at 12 at Guild. | Summers, Charles, Madeley, Salop, Beerhouse Keeper, Feb 4 at 10 at Commercial Inn,
Madeley hall. Bury St Edmunds. Salmon, Bury St Edmunds Cheek, John Andrews, Bristol, Baker. Jan 28 at 12 at office of Pitt, John street, Brig
Summerfield, Joseph, and Samuel Summerfield, Willenhall, Stafford, Lock Manutol
facturers. Feb 2 at 11 at offices of Tildesley, Walsall st, Willenhall Clemnitson, John, Felling, Heworth, Durham, Tobacconist. Jan 27 at 1 at office of Deni. Surman, Michael, Horsepath, Oxford, Farmer. Feb 2 at 2 at Cape of Good Hope son, Newcastle upon Tyne
Hotel, St Clement's, Oxford. Matthews and Wells, Southampton bldgs Coldham, William, jun., "Cresland's Farm, Hawkedon, Suffolk, Farmer. Fob 7 at 3 at 1 Syme. David, North Woolwich. Kont Grocer.
Syme, David, North Woolwich, Kont, Grocer. Feb 2 at 3 at offices of Mande, Great
Feb 2 at 3 at office of Ma Pour Swans' Hotel, North st, Sudbury. Faithfull, Newcastle
Winchester st bldgs Cooper, James, Dorset st, Portman sg, Licensed Victualler. Feb 2 at 11 at office of Taylor, Richard, St James rd, Croydon. Feb 3 at 3 at offices of Heathfield and Son, Steadman, Southampton st, Strand
Lincoln's ind fields Cornish, Alfred, Westgate on Sea, Isle of Thanet, Kent, Cattle Importer. Feb 6 at 11 at Taylor, William, Beech st, Lower Whitecross st, Coffee Tavern Keeper. Feb 6 at 2 at office of Gibson, Union crescent, Margate
63, Gresham st. Tippett, Great St Thomas Apostle Crook, John, and Thomas Addy, Salford, Lancaster, Contractors. Feb 1 at 11 at office
Tinsley, James, Knaresborough, York, Innkeeper. Feb 2 at 1 at Star Hotel, Market of Jones, Kennedy st, Manchester
pl, Ripon Cropper, William, Provision Merchant, Great Grimsby, Lincoln. Feb 2 at 2.30 at 97,
Tomlinson, William, Stanioy Common, Derby, Butcher, Feb 1 at 3 at offices of Hextall, Victoria st South, Great Grimsby. Mason, Great Grimsby Davis, James. Weymouth st, Portland pl, Solicitor. Feb 7 at 2 at Inns of Court Hotel,
Fall st, Derby
Travers, Isaac, Garston, Lancaster, Grocer. Feb 6 at 2 at 3, Woolton rd, Garston, Sydney, Finsbury circus
Lancaster Dee, Thomas George, Gipsy rd, Lower Norwood, Plumbor. Feb 3 at 3 at offices of
Tricker, George William, Choumert rd, Peckham, Saddler. Jan 30 at 3 at Station Hotel, Finch, Borough High st
Camberwell New rd. Ody, Blackfriars rd Dorey, Henry, and William Poldon Dorey, Poole, Coal Merchants. Feb 8 at 1 at the
Turner, Joseph, Coppice, Coseley, Sedgley, Stafford, Grocer, Feb 1 at 3 at offices of Inns of Court Hotel, Smith
Dallow, Queen st, Wolverhampton Dunn, Peter, Cleveland, York, Tailor. Feb 2 at 12 at 134, High st, Stockton-on-Tees.
Walker, John Parker, White Hart inn, Twerton, Somerset, Licensed Victualler, Feb 1 Dumn
at 12 at 5. Westgate bldgs, Bath, Wilton and Sons Fletcher, James, and John Ephraim Allman, Bury, Lancaster, Contractors. Feb 3 at 3
Walkey, Joseph, Peters Marland, Devon, Farmer. Feb 2 at 12 at office of Smale, Bath at offices of Anderton and Donelly, Garden st. Bury Field, George, Brailes, Warwick, Tailor. Feb 3 at 10 at the Old George Inn, Banbury.
Wallis, Thomas, Saint Phillips, Bristol, Gloucester, General Grocer. Jan 31 at 3 at Barkes
Guildhall, Broad st, Bristol Fielding, William, Glossop, Derby, Grocer. Feb 2 at 2.30 at offices of Brown and Ains.
Watkins, Alfred, Cirencester, Gloucester, Licensed Victualler. Jan 31 at 3 at offices of worth, St Petersgate, Stockport, Chester
| Schubert, Bridge st. New Swindon Pord, John Gent, lvybridge, Devon, out of business. Feb 3 at 11 at offices of Elworthy
Webb, Charles, King's rd, Fulham, Oil Warehouseman. Jan 30 at 11 at offices of Wolf. and Co, Courtenay st, Plymouth
erstan and Co, Ironmonger lane, Chepside Gann, William George, Hemmingford rd, Barnsbury, Builder. Feb 1 at 2 at offices of
Welch, William James, Bristol, Boot Manufacturer. Feb 1 at 2 at offices of Sibly, ExHerbert, Vigo st, Regent st
change West, Bristol Garford, Henry Osborne, Church st, Stoke Newington, Florist. Feb 10 at 3 at offices of
White, Walter Ernest, West Ham pk Works, Portway, West Ham, Essex, Builder. Jan 30 Mason, Eldon st, Finsbury
at 3 at Guildhell Tavern, Gresham st. Canwarden, Old Jewry Giles, Thomas Edward, Kingston-upon-Hull, Builder. Feb 1 at 3 at the Law Society's
Williams, Josiah, Treorkey, Glamorgan, Grocer. Feb 2 at 12 at Royal Hotel, Cardiff. Hail. Lincoln's inn bldge, Kingston-upon-Hull. Laverack, Huil
Morgan, Pontypridd Gullman, Alfred, Birmingham, Retail Brewer, Feb 2 at 3 at offices of Francis, Moor st,
Winstone, George Charles, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Builder. Feb 2 at 11 at ofices of Birmingham
Winterbotham and Co, Cheltenham Gubbins, Edwin, Liverpool, Corn Merchant. Feb 1 at 3 at offices of Harmood and Son,
Woolf, Ashar, Houndsditch, Wholesale Clothier. Feb 1 at 2 at offices of Foreman and Co, North John At, Liverpool
Gresham st. Harte, Moorgate st
TUESDAY, Jan. 24, 1882. Headding, Charles, Spaldwick, Huntingdon, Farmer. Feb 3 at 12 at offices of Hunnybun Adams, Albert, Birmingham, Publisher. Feb 3 at 10.15 at office of East, Temple st and Sons, Huntingdon
Birmingham Hibbert, Alfred, Scarborough, York, Grocer. Jan 31 at 2 at offices of Williamson, Alford, Benjamin, Southampton, Hay Dealer. Feb 3 at 3 at office of Bell and Tayler, Queen st, Scarborough
Portland st, Southampton Hicks, Louisa, Bow rd, Hatter. Jan 26 at 3 at Ridler's Hotel, Holborn
Amphlett, Harvey, Castle st, Bristol, Licensed lictualler. Feb 3 at 2 at office of Sibly, Hirst, Henry, Dewsbury, York, Furniture Broker. Jan 31 at 11 at offices of Carter, Exchange West, Bristol Bond st, Dewsbury
Andersen, Lars, North Shields, Northumberland, Ship Chandler. Feb 4 at 11 at offices Holland, William, Broadstairs, Dairyman. Feb 4 at 4 at Pantechnicon Upper Hall, of Duncan and Duncan, Market pl, South Shields Caraden rd, Ramsgate. Gibson, Margate
Atley, Thomas, Sheffield, Licensed Victualler. Feb 1 at 12 at omce of Bell, Figtree lane, Hanter, James, Carlisle, Hotel Proprietor. Feb 6 at 3 at offices of Wannop, Scotch st, Sheffield Carlisle
Baddeley, George, Burslem, Licensed Victualler. Feb 6 at 10 at office of Griffith, Lad Harst, Richard, High st, Islington, Brass Finisher. Feb 6 at 3 at offices of Cummins lane, Newcastle.under-Lyme and Co, Union crt, Old Broad st"
Baerle. William Hislop Van, Lansdown rd, Notting hill, Civil Service Clerk. Feb 1 at Ivatt, George, Cottenham, Cambridge, Farmer. Feb 3 at 12 at offices of Lyon, St 10 at office of Micklethwaite and Co, Long acre Andrews st, Cambridge
Bailey, Mary Ann, Chester, Fishmonger. Feb 13 at 12 at offices of Churton, Eastgate Jeavons, Isaiah, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Tin Plate Worker. Feb 8 at 11 at offices of bldgs, Chester Rhodes, Queen st, Wolverhampton
Baker, Alfred, Croydon, Carver. Feb 8 at 3 at office of Young, North End, Croydon Johns, William George, Penryn, Cornwall, Carpenter. Jan 31 at 11 at offices of Powell, Bakewell, William, Nottingham, Commission Agent. Jan 31 at 3 at offices of Webster, Penryn
Brougham chambers, Wheeler gate, Nottingham Johnson, Thomas, Coalpit la, Nottingham, Grocer. Feb 8 at 12 at offices of Fraser, Barnett, Samuel, Wigston, Leicester, General Dealer. Feb 6 at 3 at offices of Wright, Brougham chmbrs, Wheeler gate, Nottingham
Belvoir st, Leicester Jones, Samuel, Shrewsbury, Salop, Builder: Feb 3 at 12 at offices of Corser and Son, Brook, Atkinson, Drighlington, Birstal, York, Innkeeper. Feb 1 at 11 at onces of Bwan hill, Shrewsbury
Knight, Kirkgate, Bradford
Brown, Mary, Spennymoor, Durham, Confectioner. Feb 4 at 11 at offices of Stillman, | Parr, George, Nottingham, Tailor. Feb 7 at 12 at offices of Stevenson, Week Day Cross, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland
Nottingham Brown, William, 'Bungay, Suffolk, Watchmaker. Feb 6 at 12 at Three Tuns Hotel, Peachey, Charles Henry, Hungerford, Berks, Sewing Machine and Cigar Merchant. Bungay. Allen, Halesworth
Feb 6 at 1 at the Cafe, West st, Reading Budden, George Thomas, Newtown, Dorset, Brick Manufacturer. Feb 3 at 11 at offices Pears, Joseph, Colsterworth, Lincoln, Licensed Victualler. Feb 7 at 12.30 at George of Trevanion, New st, Poole
Hotel, Melton Mowbray Hincks Carter, George Thomas, Tilehurst, Berks, Baker. Feb 7 at 12 at offices of Field, For. Pearson, William, and Stephen Myles, Addiscombe, Surrey, Builders. Feb 3 at 3 at bury, Reading
Greyhound Hotel, High st, Croydon, Hogan and Hughes, Martin's la, Cannon st Challenger, Charles, Castle st, Holborn, Licensed Victualler. Feb 3 at 3 at offices of Perrons, Joseph, Old Basford, Nottingham, Night Watchman, Feb 7 at 3 at offices of Lewis, King's Cross rd
Cockayne, Fletcher gate, Nottingham Chester, Jane, Finningly, Nottingham, Farmer. Feb 7 at 3 at offices of Verity and Pocock, George Nathaniel, Brighton, Silk Mercer. Feb 6 at 2 at Anderton's Hotel, Baddiley, French gate, Doncaster
Fleet st. Herbert, Vigo st, Regent st Cohen, David, Birmingham, Warwick, Clothier. Feb 2 at 2 at offices of East, Temple Prust, David, Scarborough, York, Butcher. Feb 3 at 3 at offices of Greenwood and st, Birmingham
Greenwood, Huntriss row, Scarborough Coulter, William Henry, Cambridge pl, Hyde park, Builder. Feb 6 at 3 at 133 Holborn. Revill, Francis, Taunton St James, Somerset, Commercial Traveller. Feb 9 at 11 at Yorke and Wharton, Conduit st
offices of Reed and Cook, Paul st, Taunton Court, Joseph, Birmingham, Boot Manufacturer. Feb 3 at 3 at offices of Wright and Ringen, Gerdt Peter, Somerset Arms, New rd, Whitechapel, Beer and Wine Retailer, Marshall, New st, Birmingham
Feb 13 at 2 at offices of Chapman, Gresham bldgs, Basinghall st
Priee, North John st, Liverpool. Thompson
Spencer, Bennett's hill, Birmingham
at offices of Grigsby, Hill's pí, Oxford st Dexter, William Coulton, and James Ridgway Dexter, Worcester, Drapers. Feb 6 at 12 Shoosmith, George, Halifax, Wool Dealer. Feb 6 at 11 at offices of Longbottom, Carlton at offices of Tree and Son, High st, Worcester
st, Halifax Dommett, James, Yalding, Kent, Grocer. Feb 6 at 11 at offices of Hughes and King, Slater, William, Leamington Priors, Innkeeper. Feb 6 at 12 at offices of Sanderson, Mill st, Maidstone
Church st, Warwick Everest, Robert Charles, Milwall, Lighterman, Feb 8 at 3 at Guildhall Tavern, Gres. Smith, Charles, Bradford. Stock Broker. Feb 7 at 11 at offices of Greaves and Taylor, bam st. Wild and Co, Ironmonger lane
Cheapside, Bradford Eveson, Thomas, Wollescote, Worcester, Brewer's Agent. Feb 7 at 11 at offices of Smith, Thomas, Nottingham, Plumber. Feb 7 at 12 at offices of Brittle, St Peter's chbrs, Wall, High st, Stourbridge
St Peter's gate, Nottingham Ford, William Foster, Parfitt rd, Rotherhithe, Brewer, Feb 9 at 2 at 269, High Holborn. Standeven, Thomas, Leeds, out of business. Feb 4 at 11 at office of Wells, Cookridge st, Peacock and Goddard, South sq, Gray's inn
Leeds Ford, William James, Leicester, Hosiery Manfacturers. Feb 2 at 11 at offices of Owston Steele, Thomas James, Gracechurch st, Timber Merchant. Feb 2 at 3 at 111, Cheapside. and Dickson, Friar lan
Peckham and Co, Knightrider st Freeman, Thomas, Nottingham, Slater and Slate Merchant. Feb 7 at 3 at offices of Toppin, John George, Hexbam, Northumberland, Draper. Feb 11 at 12 at offices of Bright, Pepper st, Nottingham
Lockhart, Hexham Gamon, William, and Charles Gamon, Chester, Corn Factors. Feb 7 at 3.30 at Law Trist, Joseph Chapman, Exeter, Jeweller. Fəb 10 at 11 at Queen's Hotel, Birmingham. Association Rooms, Cook st, Liverpool. Walker and Co, Chester
Orchard, Exeter Gibbs, Alfred, Birmingham, Milliner. Feb 6 at 3 at offices of Jaques, Temple row, Bir Turner, Harry, Remington st, City rd, Carman. Feb 3 at 3 at 390, City rd, Islington. mingham
Popham, Vincent ter, Islington Gill, William, Coventry, Licensed Victualler. Feb 7 at 11 at offices of Hughes and Turner, Samuel, Nantwich, Chester, Licensed Victualler. Feb 2 at 11 at office of Hill, Masser, Little Park st, Covsntry
Market st, Crewe Gilbert, Joseph, Birmingham, Beer Retailer. Feb 3 at 3 at offices of Parr and Hayes, Turton, Frederick William, Bromsgrove, Worcester, Nail Manufacturer. Feb 8 at 2 at Colmore row, Birmingham
Midland Hotel, New st, Birmingham. Cresswell, Bromsgrove Gladstone, Phillip, Middlesborough, York, Picture Frame Maker. Feb 6 at 11 at offices Wheatley, Jarvis, Nottingham, Lace Dresser. Feb 10 at 3 at office of Fraser, Wheeler of Ward, Albert rd, Middlesborough
gate, Nottingham Hall, George Wright, Diss, Norfolk, Farmer. Feb 6 at 11 at King's Head Hotel, Diss. Whiston, Arthur, Nottingham, Commission Agent. Feb 15 at 3 at offices of Bird, WeekGarrod
day cross, Nottingham Hanson, Heywood, and Henry Hoff, Manchester, Painters. Feb 8 at 3 at offices of Wiggins, Matilda Sarah, Witney, Oxford, Fellmonger. Feb 8 at 4 at the Roebuck Rylance and Son, Essex st, Manchester
Hotel, Cornmarket st, Oxford. Westell, Witney Heath, George, Exeter, Surveyor. Feb 3 at 11 at Queen's Hotel, Queen st, Exeter. Wilcox, Samuel, Sparkbrook, Kings Norton, Worcester, out of business. Feb 3 at 11.30 Ford, Exeter
at office of Browett, Ann st, Birmingham Heskin, William, Salford, Lancaster, Grocer. Feb 8 at 12 at Mitre Hotel, Cathedral Wilkinson, Robert, Widnes, Lancaster, General Draper. Feb 16 at 12 at office of Sutton, gates, Manchester. Ainsworth, Blackburn
Fountain st, Manchester Hirst, John, Dewsbury, York, Mason. Feb 7 at 3 at offices of Chadwick and Sons, | Williamson, William Thompson, Ealing Dean, PhotograpnJr. Jan 31 at 2 at officos of Church st, Dewsbury
Hanson, King st, Cheapside Hopwood, Henry, Wargrave, Berks, Boot and Shoe Maker. Feb 11 at 12 at Station Williams, Joel, Colchester, Essex, Clothier. Feb 7 at 12 at office of Speechley and Co, Hotel, Twyford. Martin, London wall
New-inn, Strand, Pride, Colchester Hoard, George Harry, Stamford st, Blackfriars rd, Compositor. Jan 28 at 1 at offices of Williams, Thomas, Huddersfield, Wholesale Confectioner. Feb 10 at 3 at offices of Hall, Clark and Co, Tooley st, London bridge. Fruillade
New st, Huddersfield Jacobs, Hyam, Hanley, Stafford, Glazier. Feb 3 at 12 at offices of Ashmall, Albion st, Wright, John, Chesham, Buckingham, Boot Manufacturer. Feb 9 at 12.30 at offices of Hanley
Francis and How, Chesham, Bucks
Hotel, Chipping Norton. Kilby and Mace, Chipping Norton
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Re Storey, Storey y Storey ........ 201 Lill, Elizabeth, Kingston-upon-Hull, Fishing Smack Owner. Feb 3 at 3 at Law Society RECENT DECISIONS ...........
195 Hobbs v Midland Railway Company 201 Hall, Lincoln's-inn bldgs, Kingston-upon-Hull
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203 Long, William, Devizes, Wilts, Corn Merchant. Feb 7 at 12 at offices of Adams, Welch Ex parte Firth
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of the society have undertaken, after asking suggestions from the CURRENT TOPICS.
provincial law societies, to frame an order by which they will be bound as representing the remuneration which ought to be given to solicitors. Why should the London solicitors be kept out
in the cold while matters vitally affecting their interests are being ON MONDAY NEXT Sir JAMES HANNEN will sit with the practically determined ? Court of Appeal, during the temporary absence of Sir JOHN HOLKER.
THE ANNOUNCEMENT that GuiTEAU's counsel has “ filed a bill ON THURSDAY LAST there was not a single bankruptcy of exceptions with a motion for a new trial” points to an interappeal for hearing before the Court of Appeal-a circumstance esting diversity between American criminal procedure and our which has not occurred for many years.
own. The doctrine as to applications for new trials applies both to the civil and criminal departments of American law, although
the practice varies in different States. In some a new trial will be MR. CHARLES CARRINGTON has been appointed a Registrar of granted in a criminal case, resulting in conviction, whenever evithe Chancery Division, to fill the vacancy caused by the retire
dence has been rejected which has a direct bearing on the innoment of Mr. R. H. LEACH. Mr. CARRINGTON was sworn in
cence of the prisoner, or wherever the verdict appears not to have before the Lord Chancellor on Wednesday last.
been warranted by the evidence (see 1 Bishop's Criminal Procedure, s. 8 17); on the principle (as one of the judges explained)“ of the high
regard in which the law holds life and liberty ; declaring, as it does, THE COURT OF APPEAL at Lincoln's-inn is keeping its work that, in every instance where either the one or the other is sought well under, and practitioners must not be surprised if they
to be assailed by a criminal prosecution, the guilt of the person find shortly a mixed paper of common law and chancery appeals
charged shall be established beyond reasonable doubt.” In this for hearing at Lincoln's-inn.
country, on the other hand, it has been settled (after some doubt as to cases of misdemeanor) that a bill of exceptions cannot be tendered in a criminal case (see R. v. Esdaile, 1 F. & F. 213, 228); and it
is also established that, although in cases of conviction for misIT WILL BE seen from the report, which we print elsewhere, of demeanor a new trial may be granted at the instance of the dethe deputation to the Lord Advocate on the subject of citing | fendant, there can be no new trial in cases of felony. It is true Scotchmen to appear before the English courts, that the Scottish
that in R. v. Scaife (17 Q. B. 238) a new trial was granted in law officer has lent his sanction to the proposed “representation”
a case of felony removed by certiorari, but in R. v. Bertrand to the Lord Chancellor for an alteration of the Rules of Court, | (10 Cox. C. C. 618), the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council and, we suppose, the restoration of the exception formerly existing
expressed their opinion that this decision was not in accordance under section 18 of the Common Law Procedure Act, 1852, of
with law; Mr, Justice COLERIDGE, however, saying that, “ their Scotland from places in which a writ can be served out of the
lordships desired to be understood as expressing no opinion that jurisdiction of the English courts. It may be regarded as almost
the introduction of new trials in felony would or would not be certain that, unless action is taken on behalf of the profession in expedient." England, this change will be made.
Sir HARDINGE GIFFARD devoted his address to the Birmingham SOME INCONVENIENCE having been caused to solicitors and their Law Students' Society to enforcing a matter which is just now clerks attending appointments to tax costs, and in other matters, coming into co
coming into considerable prominence. He said that the influence in the Queen's Bench Division at the Royal Courts of Justice, of the legal profession in the state is not what it should be, by reason of some of the masters' rooms being both on the first
because there is no authoritative exposition of the combined and second floors, as also a solicitors' waiting room on each floor; opinion of the
on each floor: opinion of the profession. The Attorney-General is the official to avoid misunderstanding for the future, the following notice has exponent of
exponent of the views of the bar, but he has other duties which been posted in various parts of the building, and also distributed
necessarily interfere with free action on behalf of his branch of among the practitioners :—“The Solicitors' Room (No. 188) at the profession.
The solicitors, Sir H
The solicitors, Sir H. GIFFARD thought, had “no the Royal Courts of Justice is appropriated for parties to meet on
authoritative exposition" of their opinion. In this, of course, he taxations, and appointments on references and matters before was singularly misinformed, but his remark that “there is masters (Queen's Bench Division) other than business in chambers.
no union between the two branches of the profession which The Solicitors' Room (No. 105) is for use in matters before
enables them to learn each other's common opinion upon proposed judges and masters in chambers (Queen's Bench Division)."
changes or alterations of the law” was perfectly correct, and his conclusion that there ought to be an association repre
sentative of all the members of the profession, something
| in the nature of the great institutions which recognize as IT APPEARS that we were “inexact” in implying last week that peculiarly belonging to them the common interests of the the draft order under the Solicitors' Remuneration Act which has profession, is well worthy of careful attention. To attain such been in circulation among members of the council and certain a result the first step is the formation of a really representaofficers of the courts, was the final draft order which is required to tive Bar Association, such as Mr. WOLSTENHOLME has recently be sent to the council by the committee empowered under the Act to suggested. When that had been formed it would be easy to create frame the order. The draft order is that which was originally pre- a federal association, composed of representatives from this assopared by the council themselves, and which has been amended since ciation, from the Incorporated Law Society, and the Associated the last meeting with the Associated Provincial Law Societies. It Provincial Law Societies, the function of which should be to will be seen that all this only strengthens the remarks we made' watch over the common interests of the profession and the last week on the desirability of the London members of the Incor- progress of legislation. There seems to be no reason why there porated Law Society being taken into counsel. The council should not be such an association, some of the objects of which
would be well expressed in the language of article 1 of the the Court of Appeal (The Union Bank of London v. Ingram) American Bar Association :-“To advance the science of juris- upon section 25 of the Conveyancing Act. A second mortgagee prudence, promote the administration of justice and uniformity of having brought a foreclosure action and redeemed the first legislation, and uphold the honour of the profession of the law.” mortgagee, obtained the usual foreclosure judgment in May, 1879.
He presented a petition, which came on for hearing before Mr.
Justice Kay, upon the 14th of last January, asking that the A CURIOUS DEFENCE was raised in a prosecution for perjury, property might be sold out of court, that the moneys due to the at the Manchester Assizes on Saturday last, before Mr. Justice mortgagee might be retained, and the surplus paid into court. A CHITTY. It was alleged that the prisoner, at the time of disagreement of judicial opinion has arisen upon the point; for giving evidence, was under the influence of drink, and incapable Mr. Justice Kay having refused to make the order as prayed, it of judging clearly the effect of what he said. He had heard was made by the Court of Appeal. This disagreement arose out several statements that he believed to be untrue, and got into the of a conflict of opinion upon the interpretation of section 48 of box and denied them wholesale. It was argued that the prisoner, the Chancery Amendment Act, upon which section 25 of the being in the condition described, was not responsible for what he was Conveyancing Act is to a considerable extent modelled. The late saying, and had not committed “wilful” and “ corrupt” perjury. Lord Justice TURNER, when Vice-Chancellor, thought (Girdlestone The learned judge directed the jury " that drunkenness was no v. Lavender, 9 Hare, 53) that there was no jurisdiction to make excuse in a case of this kind, unless the condition of a man in an order for sale after the foreclosure decree had been proregard to drunkenness when he was giving evidence in an open nounced ; and in Laslett v. Cliffe (2 Sm. & G. 278) Vicecourt might have some bearing upon the point whether what he Chancellor STUART was of the contrary opinion. It may now be said was said deliberately and intentionally. It would be a regarded as settled that an order for sale may be made under most dangerous thing to allow a man to get off in a case of section 25 at any time after foreclosure judgment until the forethis kind on the ground of drunkenness, but if the jury was closure is made absolute. Though we do not greatly blame the satisfied that the prisoner was in such a state of mind at the time Act for having failed to anticipate this question, we must remark in question that substantially he was not intending to deceive, that by the omission it has lost an opportunity of doing itself they might take a merciful view of the case.” The jury found credit. It is these things which distinguish far-sighted from illthe prisoner guilty, and sentence was deferred. There is no considered legislation. Lord Justice BRETT seems to have doubt that, as PATTESON, J., said in .R. v. Cruse (7 C. & P. 541), thought that the omission from section 25 of the Conveyancing " although drunkenness is no excuse for any crime, yet it is often Act of the words, “instead of foreclosure," which occur in of very great importance in cases where it is a question of inten- section 48 of the Chancery Amendment Act, might make all the tion." And in R. v. Thomas (7 C. & P. 817), PARKE, B., in difference to the court's jurisdiction. We cannot, without some summing up to the jury, said that “where the question is whether misgiving, contemplate the application of such subtlety to the words have been uttered with a deliberate purpose, or are merely Act. This kind of interpretation is too trying for any but the low and idle expressions, the drunkenness of the person uttering finest constitutions to endure with impunity. them is proper to be considered." This comes very close to the recent casc, and the direction given to the jury by Mr. Justice CAITTY corresponds with article 29 of Mr. Justice STEPHEN'S Digest of Criminal Law, where it is laid down that “if the exist
A CASE before Mr. Justice Fry, on the 27th ult., may afford a ence of a specific intention is essential to the commission of a useful lesson to the incautious practitioner. A writ in an action crime, the fact that an offender was drunk when he did the act
for specific performance by a vendor against a purchaser, contrary which, if coupled with that intention, would constitute such
to the order which provides that no cause or matter shall be crime, should be taken into account by the jury in deciding
marked for Mr. Justice Kay, was marked for that learned whether he had that intention.”
judge. On discovering the error, the plaintiff, without amending the marking of his writ, marked his statement of claim for Mr.
Justice FRY; the defendant did not appear, and the cause came WE HAVE WAITED with some curiosity to see whether the on, on notice for judgment in default of pleading. On the facts “ great first cause" before the Manchester Tribunal of Arbitra- being stated to Mr. Justice FRY, he pointed out that the tion would have any successor. It is now more than three months
defendant was entitled to disregard a writ so marked, and he since the fact that one case was before the court was first pro
held that the plaintiff must commence his action de novo. claimed by the President, and two months ago we were informed that all questions as to organization (including that of luncheon) had been arranged. It would seem from the report of the Committee of the Chamber of Commerce, presented to the annual meeting | The Daily News is informed that a committee, on which the Board of Trade, on Monday last, that no new case has yet been found. “ One the War Office, and the Admiralty are represented, is sitting at the Board of important case, which had been before the law courts," the com
Trade to examine into the practical ility and the expedienoy of the projected mittee say, “has already been decided by the tribunal, and both
Channel Tunnel. the disputants have expressed their satisfaction with the verdict.”
A £25 Bank of England note, says the London correspondent of the Man.
chester Guardian, has just found its way back to its original source in & It would really be interesting to learn, for the information of the
manner which indicates the efficient management both of the bank and of the judges whose decisions usually please only one side to a dispute, Post-office. It was lost as far back as 1829, having teen enclosed in a letter. by what means the arbitrators managed to satisfy both sides. The postal authorities made the usual investigations, but as nothing was beard And yet, on consideration, we think we need hardly ask for
of it the bank authorities, after some years, made good the loss to the Postthis information. The course to be taken is obvious. Rules of
office in the belief that the note must have found its way back, but tbrough
come carelessness the fact had been overlooked. It was, however, found in Court providing for luncheons free of expense ; for decisions by
ciroulation only the other day. It has been traced to a woman in humble disengaged merchants after luncheon, and for solemn declarations circumstances, who found it accidentally among the papers of her grandfather, by both sides (also after luncheon) of their complete satisfaction who acted as guard to one of the old mail coaches. with the whole proceedings, will usher in the millennium of In a case of Meyrick v. James, before Mr. Justice Kay on Saturday last, justice. Full of these anticipations, we cannot but read with it appeared that the suit was instituted many years ago for the administration surprise the desponding remark of the President that or if they did of an estare, and a decree was made in 1875 direoting certain inquiries. The
| part es were now desirous that the procredings should be put an end to. A not succeed in forming a complete court-a court efficient in all
sum of £700 was at present in court, but after payment of costs there would that related to judicial procedure—they would at least succeed be notbing remaining for distribution. Mr. Justice Kay said he considered it in stimulating law reformers to amend our legal system, which a shocking scandal that the whole of this sum of £700 should have been was considered by many eminent lawyers to be a standing disgrace swamped in costs, altbough there had been only one debt of about £80 to to the civilization of the country." This is a sad falling off from
satisfy. He should require the costs to be taxed. Mr. Hadley said the
parties were not desirous of having the costs taxed. His lordship said he the pretensions first put forward.
should desire to bave the costs very carefully taxed, and he should give the parties interested liberty to apply to the court. His intention was that the
court should keep its hand over the fund until it should appear what the THERE WILL BE FOUND elsewhere a report of a decision of costs were; and any further application must be made in court.
of the “ order and disposition" clause, give the goods to the TRADE CUSTOMS AND THE “ORDER AND trustee in bankruptcy; and (2) that if, as the Court of Appeal DISPOSITION" CLAUSE.
thought, the agreement needed no registration, the goods would
nevertheless have passed to the trustee, unless the existence of a We have had our columns so fully occupied of late with trade custom to hire goods will suffice to take the goods out of the matters of more pressing interest, that we have not hitherto “ order and disposition" clause. Therefore, as the Court of found time to notice the important decision of the Court of Appeal evidently took it for granted that, if the agreement had Appeal in the case of Crawcour v. Salter (25 SOLICITORS' | needed to be registered, the goods would have gone to the trustee, JOURNAL, p. 525, L. R. 18 Ch. D. 30). But we cannot let it pass we are forced to conclude, by virtue of proposition (1), that they wholly without remark, especially as it establishes a principle thought the case within the order and disposition" clause. But which perhaps requires some explanation to make it clear. if the late Vice-Chancellor Malins was right in regarding the The facts of the case are complex, and involve several issues decision as equivalent to a decision that, the agreement not with which we do not need to concern ourselves. The point to needing registration, the goods did not pass to the trustee (see which we would direct the reader's attention is its bearing upon 18 Ch. D. p. 50), we seem forced to conclude, by virtue of the “ order and disposition" clause (selon 15, sub-section 5) of proposition (2), that in the opinion of the court the case was not the Bankruptcy Act.
within the “order and disposition" clause. It is possible that the The following brief sketch of a part of the facts will suffice court did not clearly advert to the fact, that, even though the for our purpose. In 1877 the defendant took a hotel upon lease, hiring agreement had been void for want of registration, the and contracted with the plaintiff, who was a furniture dealer, to goods would not have passed to the trustee in bankruptcy without furnish it. The arrangement between the parties was reduced to the aid of the “order and disposition" clause. There is a very writing in the shape of an agreement for the hiring of the prevalent superstition, that whenever a bill of sale is void for furniture at a monthly rent by the defendant, to whom the pro-want of registration, the chattels comprised in it must of course go perty in the furniture was to pass after punctual payment of the to any trustee in bankruptcy who happens to claim them. The rent for a certain number of months. In case of any non-obviously true doctrine, that the chattels will under such circumpayment, or breach of any of the conditions introduced for the stances pass to the trustee if the validity of the bill of sale is the safety of the plaintiff, the latter might enter and remove the only bar to his title, has not always been kept clearly in view, furniture. There were afterwards sundry dealings with the lease even by men of learning and eminence. of the hotel by way of mortgage, some of which included, or The case of Crawcour v. Salter having finally set at rest all doubt attempted to include, the furniture ; but the view taken by the whether a trade custom of hiring will take chattels out of the court prevented these matters from interfering with the narrower “ order and disposition" clause, we think it very expedient to and more important question to which we desire to direct the call attention to the limitations under which that doctrine has reader's attention-viz., whether, an act of bankruptcy having been been laid down. Here, not only did the occupation of the person committed by the lessee of the hotel, under which he was who let the furniture make it a natural thing that he should let adjudicated bankrupt while the furniture was on the premises, it, but (which seems to us to be of much greater importance), the the property in the furniture passed to the trustee in bank- l occupation of the person who hired the furniture was such as to ruptcy under the “order and disposition” clause. The late make it a natural thing for him to hire it. Moreover, the cusVice-Chancellor Malins and the Court of Appeal agreed in
tom was one which was likely to reach the ears of the general answering this question in the negative, without expressing in creditors. These points clearly appear in the judgments. very precise terms the abstract grounds of their decision. These “ It is very common," said Lord Justice James, " for hotel grounds are often expressed by the saying (which we take keepers to hire furniture in this way. . . . I do not believe from the marginal note in Ex parte Powell, L. R. 1 Ch. D. that anyone gives credit to a hotel-keeper on the assumption that 501) that “a custom of holding certain goods on hire” will the furniture in his hotel is his own property." This case, there. "take the goods out of the order and disposition of the fore, cannot be cited as an authority in favour of a custom, unless bankrupt."
the custom displays the characteristics above noted. And as of This point cannot, strictly speaking, be said to have have been those characteristics, only one, and that (in our opinion) the least decided in Ex parte Crawcour (L. R. 9 Ch. D. 419). There the important, is found in Ex parte Crawcour, non constat that if facts were very similar ; with the exception (to which it will pre- in that case the question of “ order and disposition" had been sently appear that we attach great importance) that the lessee or definitely raised, the custom there alleged would have sufficed to hirer of the furniture, though a trader, does not appear to have prevent the goods from passing to the trustee in bankruptcy. kept anything like a hotel or inn. But the question of “ order. The propositions which seem to be the grounds of the and disposition " did not definitely arise, and the Master of the decision in Crawcour v. Salter, form on the whole a very Rolls in his judgment (at p. 423) seems to have guarded against natural finale to the previous cases; of which we think two deciding it. The registrar of the Bankruptcy Court had adjudged or three sufficiently important to be mentioned. These the furniture to the trustee in bankruptcy, not upon the ground propositions are equally well illustrated by the contention which of “ order and disposition," but upon the ground that the succeeded in Ex parte Watkins (L. R. 8 Ch. 520), and by the contenagreement for hiring the furniture, which was in precisely the tion which failed in Ex parte Lovering (No. 2) (L. R. 9 Ch. 621). same terms in this case as in Crawcour v. Salter, was a bill of In the former case a custom in the wine and spirit trade that a sale; and that this, not having been registered, was void as against purchaser of wines and spirits in bond should for a time leave the trustee. This judgment was reversed by the Court of Appeal, the goods in the vendor's bonded warehouse, paying a proportion solely upon the ground that such an agreement is not a bill of sale of the rent, was allowed to prevent the goods from passing to the within the Act; the Master of the Rolls remarking that whether vendor's trustee in bankruptcy. Here the custom seems, mutatis the registrar's judgment could be supported on other grounds mutandis, very well to possess the three qualifications demanded would be a matter for discussion at a future time. It is a plausible by our canon. In Ex parte Vaux (L. R. 9 Ch. 602) the same suggestion, that these other grounds" were the “order and principle was held to apply, although in that case no notice seems disposition" clause. But at all events, we feel justified in to have been given to the warehouseman of the change of ownerasserting that in Ex parte Crawcour nothing was decided except ship: an extension of the principle which is perhaps open to that a hiring agreement of this particular kind is not a bill of sale suspicion and doubt. In Ex parte Lovering, on the other hand, a within the Bills of Sale Act.
draper purported to sell his furniture and to keep it in his own As the judges would seem, according to the report, to have possession under a contract of hiring from the purchaser, who was abstained from deciding in Ex parte Crawcour, that “a custom not a dealer in furniture. Here all, or at lest the most important, of holding certain goods on hire” will “ take the goods out of the of our three characteristics are wanting; for there was nothing to order and disposition of a bankrupt,” they cannot be said there to make the hiring or the letting more appropriate to the parties than have decided that point. But we cannot help observing, (1) to anybody else, or to suggest to the creditors of a draper that the that if, as the registrar thought, the agreement was void for furniture apparently his own did not belong to him. The want of registration, this fact would not, without the help distinctions which we have advocated were taken by Lord