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of the action, and ought to pay the cost of it up to that time. Bat, con admitted, was a sound general rule. It was not an absolute rule of law, 80 sidering all the circumstances, justice would be done by giving no costs of that a judge would be bound to direct a jury as a matter of law that they the application in either court. BAGGALLAY, L.J., said the effect of Berdan v. could not find for such a claim if it was supported by no other evidence. Greenwood (26 W. R. 902, L. R. 3 Ex. D. 251) was that, when money was But the judge ought to warn the jury of the danger of acting on such evi. paid into court by a defendant, the plaintiff could either take it out in satis. dence if uncorroborated. If, however, the jury refused to act on such evi. faction of his claim, or he might take it out and go on with the action to recover dence, no court would set aside their verdict; and, in the same way, the a larger amount. But, in any event, even if the defendant ultimately proved Court of Appeal would not disturb the decision of a judge who had that he was under no liability to the plaintiff, the plaintiff was entitled to declined to act on such evidence.—SOLICITORS, Pyke Minchin ; Argles, retain the money which he had taken out. The trustee intervened in the Rand-Bailey, A. Argles, action, and took the benefit of it; and there was no reason for depriving the solicitor who brought the action of that charge for his costs which he
Costs_TAXATION-INTERLOCUTORY MOTION--COPIES OF PLEADINGSwould have bad if the trustee had not intervened. BRETT, L.J., said that ADDITIONAL Rules of Court, 1875, ORD. 6, Schedule—“Copies."-In & Berdan v. Greenwood was really an authority for saying that money paid
case of Warner v. Mosses, before the Court of Appeal on the 5th inst., the into court by a defendant who denied his liability in toto was recovered
question arose whether, on the taxation of the costs of an interlocutory applı. of preserved” for the plaintiff in the action by the exertions of his solicitor. Cation, the costs of copies of the pleadings for the use of counsel and the By reason of the plaintiff's bankruptcy in this case, the money went to his court ought to be allowed. The defendant had moved to strike out part of trustee. The trustee took the benefit of the action, and the bankrupt's solicitor ought to have a charge for his costs up to the date of the trustee's dalous. Bacon, V.C., refused the motion, bat the Court of Appeal ordered
an affidavit filed on behalf of the plaintiff, on the ground that it was soapintervention. LINDLEY, L.J., expressed his opinion to the same effect.- the passages in question to be struck ont, and that the plaintiff should pay SOLICITORS, F. C. Tudor; J. J. Wins.r; Beyfus & Beyfus.
the costs of the application in both courts. On taxation the master refused
to allow the costs of copies of the pleadings for the use of counsel, of a FRIENDLY SOCIETY-LOAN BY TRUSTEES ON UNAUTHORIZED SECURITY copy for the use of the Vice-Chancellor, and three copies for the use of the RIGHT TO RECOVER FROM BORROWER - ILLEGAL TRANSACTION-FRIENDLY three jadges of the Court of Appeal, on the ground that the role is not to SOCIETIES Act, 1875 (38 & 39 Vict. C. 60), ss. 16, 18.-On the 5th inst., the allow costs of copies of pleadings before the trial of an action. Bacon, Court of Appeal (Jessel, M.R., and Brett and LINDLEY, L.JJ.) reversed the v.C., refused to alter the decision of the taxing master. The Court of decision of Fry, J., in the case of Coltman v. Coltman (29 W. R. 923, 25 Appeal (Jessec, M.R., Brett and LINDLEY, L.JJ.) held that the cost of SOLICITORS' JOURNAL, 779). The question was whether a loan by the trustees copies of the pleadings must be paid by the plaintiff
. No such general of a friendly society out of its funds to a person not a member of the society, rule should be laid down. On some interlocutory applications it might be on his personal security, is made by the above Act an illegal transaction, so
essential that the court should look at the pleadings, as in the present case, that the trustees cannot recover the money from the borrower. Fry, J., held in which the passages complained of would not be scandalous if they were that the loan was illegal, and that the money could not be recovered. Section relevant, and the court could not judge of their relevancy without care16 of the Act authorizes the trustees of a friendly society to invest its fully examining the pleadings.-S LICITORS, Janson, Cobb, Pearson ; J. W. funds, with the consent of the committee of management, in certain specified Sykes. ways, and " apon any other security expressly directed by the rules of the society, not being personal security, except as hereinafter anthorized with
COMPANY_WINDING UP_APPLICATION FOR ORDER THAT LIQUIDATOR respect to loans." And section 18 provides for the making of loans to members of the society on their personal security. Jessel, M.R., was of opinion there STANDI—BANKRUPT CONTRIBUTORY-COMPANIES Act, 1862, s. 77.—On the
TAKE COUNSEL'S OPINION AS TO PROCEEDING AGAINST DIRECTOR—Locus was nothing in the Act to make the loan illegal.' It did not even expressly 5th inst. the Court of Appeal (Jessel, M. R., and BRETT and LINDLEY, L.JJ.) probibit a loan on personal security; it merely made it a breach of trust for the trustees to make such a loan. There was nothing to make the reversed the decision of Fry, J., in the case of In re The Cape Breton Company loan per se illegal. His lordship was not satisfied that an
(25 SOLICITORS' JOURNAL, 779). The question was as to the locus standi to
express prohibition to the trustees to lead on personal security would have made the apply for an order directing the liquidator of a company in liquidation to lending an illegal transaction. There would only be an appropriation of the
consult counsel as to taking proceedings against one of the directors to recover money to the trustees' own parposes. But it was not illegal to lend the
moneys alleged to have been improperly received by him out of the purchasemoney so appropriated, or to recover it from the borrower. There being money paid by the company for å mine which they had acquired. An order nothing illegal in the borrowing, or in the purpose to which the money was
was made by Fry, J., in chambers, upon the application of a person who was
on the list of contributories, that, upon the applicant depositing with the applied, his lordship was quite unable to understand how the borrower could set up the defence that he was relieved from bis liability
to repay the liquidator the sum of £100, the liquidator undertaking to return the same to money on the ground that it belonged to a friendly society. BRETT, L.J. , the 'liquidator should forthwith proceed to lay a case before counsel
him, or such part thereof (if any) as the judge should thereupon direct, said that section 16 was not a probibitory one, but an enabling one.
obtain bis opinion on what steps (if any) could be taken for the Withont it the trustees would have had no authority to lend the money of
recovery by the liquidator from the director of the moneys in question, and the society on any security ; they required a statutory power to enable them
what was the most expedient course to adopt for the purpose, and it was to do it. The money was lent without authority. Did it follow that the ordered that, upon counsel's opinion being obtained, the liquidator should contract was an illegal one ? His lordship, thought not. The borrower forth with apply to the judge for directions. An application to discharge this could not set up the want of authority to lend as a defence to an action for order was made by two persons who were creditors and contributories of the the money which he had agreed to repay. LINDLEY, L.J., said that the alleged company, and who had liberty to attend the proceedings in the winding up, illegality came to this, that the lenders of the money got it from an
on the ground that the contributory who had obtained the order was a bankrupt improper quarter. There was nothing illegal in the borrower's promissory and undischarged, and that consequently he had no interest in the matter. note.-SOLICITORS, Robinson, Preston, & Stow; Wright f Law.
Fry, J., said that so long as the applicant was on the list of contributories
be must be taken to bave an interest, and to be entitled to make the applicaMARRIED WOMAN-NEXT FRIEND-AUTHORITY-SOLICITOR-Costs.
tion. Moreover, as the proceedings were to be taken at his expense, no In a case of Schjott v. Schjott, before the Court of Appeal on the 4th inst., section 77 of the Companies Act, 1862, the trustee in the bankruptcy repre
harm could be done to anyone. The Court of Appeal said that by virtue of the question arose whether a defendant to an action purporting to be sented the bankrupt for all the purposes of the winding up. He had no locus brought by a next friend on behalf of a married woman, was entitled to standi to make the application, and there was no jurisdiction to make the order have the action dismissed on the ground that the next friend had no authority from the married woman to bring the action. The defendant Dollman & Pritchard; Harper, Broad, & Battcock ; Norton, Rose, g Co.
on his application. The order was accordingly discharged.-SOLICITORS, alleged that the next friend had no authority ; the next friend made an affidavit, in which he did not say he had authority, and no authority was proved. Bacon, V.C., held that a next friend could not be inter.
Costs--TAXATION-SHORTHAND WRITER'S NOTES OF EVIDENCE-SPECIAL rogated as to his authority; and that, until the married woman came DIRECTION BY Court-ORD. 58, Rn. 11, 12.—In a case of Earl De La Warr forward and said that she had given no authority or someone else proved it, v. Miles, before the Court of Appeal on the 9th inst., a question arose as the case must go on. He, therefore, refused the defendant's application to the allowance on the taxation of the costs of a sucoessful appellant of to dismiss the action. The point was not argued in the Court of Appeal, the costs of the notes taken by a shorthand writer of the oral evidence given but the court (JESSEL, M. Ř., and BAGGALLAY, BRETT, and LINDLEY,
on the trial before the judge of first instance. Bacon, V.C., nad at the LJJ.) treated it as a matter of course that the next friend, if challenged trial given judgment for the plaintiff. The defendants appealed, and the by the defendant, was bound to prove his authority. They came to Court
(James, Brett, and Cotton, L.JJ.) allowed the appeal, and the conclusion, in the present case, that the married woman had not authorized the next friend to bring the action, and they dismissed the application, however, was made to the Court of Appeal for any special
gave the appellants the general costs of the action and of the appeal. No action, ordering that the next friend's solicitors should personally pay the directior for the allowance of the costs of copies of the shorthand notes of costs in both courts. -SOLICITORS, Stokes, Saunders, & Stokes ; Best, Webb, & the evidence at the trial, and no such direction was inserted in the order. Templeton.
The order having been drawn op and passed and entered, but the taxation
of costs not having been made, the defendants now applied for a direction CLAIM AGAINST ESTATE OF DECEASED MAN - UNCORROBORATED Evi. to the taxing master to allow the costs of copies of the shorthand note e. DENCE OF CLAIMANT.-In a case of Stevens v. Morson, before the Court of The court (JESSEL, M.R., Lush, and LINDLEY, L.JJ.), refused the applicaAppeal on the 4th inst., the court (JESSEL, M.R., and BAGGALLAY. BRETT, tion. They said that the rule was laid down by the Court of Appeal in and LINDLEY, L.JJ.) dismissed an appeal from the refusal of a claim made Ashworth v. Outram (27 W. R. 93, L. R. 9 Ch. D. 483) that such costs would against a testator's estate, on the ground (inter alia) that there was no evi. not be allowed unless a special direction for their allowance was given by dence in support of the claim but that of the claimant himself. LINDLEY, the judge who tried the action, or by the Court of Appeal, and that rule LJ., said that the rule that a claim against the estate of a dead man, sup. bad been consistently followed. And the application for such a direction ported only by the uncorroborated testimony of the claimant, would not be ought to be made at the trial or the bearipg of the appea), or at any rate
beforo the judgment or order was passed and entered. After that had In re Colonial Assurance Corporation (Limited), before Chitty, J., on the 5th been done it became a judgment or order of the court, which the court had inst., a petition was presented by the society, under section 14 of the Life no power to alter except in the case of an accidental slip. JESSEL, M.R., Assurance Companies Act, 1870, for the confirmation by the court of a trangBaid that any other role would cause the greatest inconvenience. The fer of its business to another company. The petition was only entitled in the present case showed the utility of such a rule, for, in order to determine matter of the Life Assurance Act and not in that of the Companies Act, 1862. whetber abortband notes were necessary, the court, which
Notice of the application was inserted in the London Gazette on the 1st inst. constituted entirely of judges different from those who heard the only, and a question was raised as to whether this was a suficient time before appeal, must rehear it
. As a general rule (though there were exceptional and the hearing of the petition. It appears that there is no time pointed out by extraordinary cases) the notes of the evidence taken by the judge, and certainly the Act for the advertisement, and no rules have been made under the Act. when supplemented by the notes taken by counsel, were amply sufficient. Copies of the proposed deed of transfer had beep forwarded to all the policy. A shorthand writer was not sufficiently acquainted with the facts of the case, holders in the transferring company and no dissents to the proposed transand during the course of the trial he was often changed, and, therefore, he fer had been received. The transferor and transferee company had both was very liable to make mistakes. Moreover, if he did not understand the power to transfer or amalgamate with another company. CHITTY, J., conanswer of a witness, he could not, as the judge could, ask the witness to repeat firmed the transfer, and held tbat the petition need not be entitled in the it. It was impossible, therefore, to say that, as a general rule, a shorthand matter of the Companies Acts, and that the advertisement in the Gazette was, writer's notes were the most perfect record of the evidence. The costs of making under the circumstances, sufficient.—SOLICITORS, Wynne, Baxter, & Rance. copies of them were very great, and the copies increased the costs of counsels' briefs and also tended to the waste of the time of the court with immaterial WILL-CONSTRUCTION—GIFT TO SECOND COUSINS_FIRST COUSINS ONCE evidence. There were no doubt some exceptional and extraordinary ases in REMOVED.-In a case of Re Bonner (deceased), Tucker v. Good, before Chitty, J., which it was desirable that there should be sborthand notes of the evidence, on the 8th inst., a question arose on the construction of the will of the testator and in those cases the court could give a special direction for the allowance of in the cause, whether a gift to second cousing was good in favour of first cousins the costs of copies of the potee. LusH, L.J., said that it was the duty of the of the testator once removed. The testator had mentioned his second cousing junior counsel and also of the judge to take a full nota of the evidence. And, in foar separate parts of the will
, and bis residuary gift was in their favour. It if the order did not contain a direction to allow the costs of copies of shorthand appeared that the testator bad no second cousins, strictly so called, either at notes, the taxing master had no discretion to allow those costs.-SOLICITORS, the date of his will or at bis death, but be had some first cousins once removed, Horne, Hunter, & Birkett; Cope & Co.
whom he knew. It was contended that as there were no second cousins in
whose favour the gift could apply, the property went to the next of kin. WILL CONSTRUCTION—"CAILDREN"-LEGITIMACY-FOREIGN LAW.-In CHITTY, J., said that the testator was anxious to make a provision for his a case of Forrestier v. Buddicombe, before Fry, J., on the 4th inst., a question
"second" cousins, and as he had no second cousins, strictly so called—..., arose as to the construction of the word “ children” in the will of a domiciled persons descended from the same great grandfather-it was reasonable to say Englishman. He had given the income of a trust fund to F. for bis life, and that the testator was pointing to those individuals whom he knew and desired after his death the trustees were to hold the fund on trost for F.'s children. to benefit. Moreover, he thought that that view was within the authorities on The eldest child of F. was born in France previously to the marriage of his the subject. As be read the case of Re Parker (L. R. 15 Ch. D. 528), the Master parents, but by their subsequent marriage he became, according to the law of of the Rolls had held that the words bad a well-defined legal meaning; but France, legitimated. The question was whether he was to be considered as there were two exceptions, one where the context altered the meaning, and the legitimate for the purpose of taking under the will, as one of the children of other where there were no persons at the date of the will strictly answering the F. FRY, J., held that the principle of the recent decision of the Court of description. In that case there was a misdescription, and the court was entiAppeal in In re Goodman's Trusts (29 W. R. 586, L. R. 17 Ch. D. 266, tled to find out what class of legatees the testator intended to describe. Slade 25 SOLICITORS' JOURNAL, 470), as to the construction of the word “ children”
v. Forth (9 Sim. 386) he thought also was an authority to the same effect. in the Statute of Distributions, applied, and that the eldest child was entitled to
In the present case he thought the testator intended his first cousins once share in the fund.-SOLICITORS, Darley & Cumberland.
removed to take. and he should so decide.-SOLICITORS, Cumbe & Wainwright;
Lovell, Son, & Pitfield; Pattison, Wigg, & Co. PRACTICE—TRUSTEE RELIEF ACT_PAYMENT OUT OF COURT-MARRIED
PRACTICE—ATACHMENT OF DEBT_EQUITABLE DEBT—" DEBTS OWING WOMAN PETITIONER-SEPARATE ESTATE-MARRIED WOMEN'S PROPERTY OR ACCRUING "_VENDOR AND PURCHASER-PURCHASE-MONEY WHEN ATTACHAct, 1870, s. 11.-A point upon the construction of section 11 of the ABLE- RULES OF COURT, 1875, ORD. 45, R. 2.-In a case of Howell v. MetroMarried Women's Property Act, 1870 (33 & 34 Viot. o. 93), arobe upon an politan District Railway Company, before Chitty, J., on the 9th inst., an imapplication to Vice-Chancellor Hall in Re Fisher's Trusts, upon the 9th inst. portant point was raised as to the effect of garnisbee orders nisi in cases of A petition bad been presented under the Trustee Relief Act for payment out specific performance. It appeared that certain land, the property of the plainof court of a fund, certain shares in which were claimed as separate estate tiff, had been taken by the railway company, and the purchase-money payable by two married women, who were co-petitioners with other parties interested. had been fixed by the verdict of a jury on November 27, 1878. A writ was Their husbands were made respondents, but tbey did not petition by next subsequently issued for the specific performance of the contract, and on May friends. The petition stated their alleged title, tbe fact of their respective 8, 1879, the usual judgment for specific performance was pronounced, and, marriages having taken place since Augast 9, 1870, and their desire that on a good title being found, the purchase-money was ordered to be paid. the application should be considered as made under the provisions of the The chief clerk subsequently inade bis certificate, certifying that a good title Married Women's Property Act, 1870. Section 11 of that Act provides that was found, on December 4, 1878. By the order on further consideration the
a married woman may maintain an action in her own name for the recovery purchase-money was ordered to be paid into court, and was now in court. of any wages, earnings, money, and property by the Aot declared to be her The vendor had given several mortgages and charges on the fund, and various separate property, or of any property belonging to her before marriage, and judgment creditors had obtained garnishee orders nisi under ord. 45, r. 2, at wbich her husband sball, by writing under his band, have agreed with her various periods subsequent to the verdict, and up to, and also after, the order sball belong to her after marriage as her separate property, and she shall on further consideration, and the payment into court. The question was now bave the same remedies, both civil and criminal, against all persons whom argued on an adjourned summons, to ascertain the priorities, and whether soever for the protection and security of sach wagee, earnings, moneys and any of the garnishee orders nisi effected any charge on the fund in court. property, and of any sbattels or other property purchased or obtained by CHITTY, J., said the questioa depended on the construction to be put upon means thereof for her own use, as if suoh wages
, earnings, money, chattels, ord. 45, r. 2, and particularly on the words “debts owing or accruing.". Accordand property belonged to her as an unmarried woman ; and in any indict- ing to the authorities under the rule, and the Common Law Procedure Act, ment or other proceeding it sball be sufficient to allege such wages, earnings, the debts must be due and accruing, and they must also be in the hands of money, obattels, and property to be ber property.” Some of the respondents the garnishee. As to the first point, whether there was an attachable debt at being resident abroad, an order bad been obtained for leave to serve copies the time of the verdict, in bis opinion the 49th and 50th sections of the Land of the petition out of the jarisdiction, but the registrar had refused to draw Clanses Consolidation Act, 1845, only created a machinery for ascertaining op that order, upon the ground that the married women could not properly the purchase-money could not have issued, and he thought he should be mis:
It was admitted that execution for apply to the court withont next friends. Application was, therefore, now made to the court that the order for service ont of the jurisdiction might be reading the sections if he said that upon verdict there was an attachable debt passed and entered, notwithstanding that two of the petitioners were married due from the company. It had been held that when the purchase-money women without next friends. Reference was made to the foregoing section,
was fixed by an award, there was no attacbable debt, and he could see no and to Moor v. Robinson (27 W. R. 312). HALL, V.C., considered that the distinction in principle between that case and where the money was fixed by a case was covered by the term “remedies," and gave the direction as re
verdict. In fact, there was no debt recoverable, except on tender of the conquested. -SOLICITORS, Woodbridge & Son.
veyance. Again, upon the issue of the writ there was no distinction, and he
did not think the purchase-money could be attached. On the judgment for PRACTICE-ADDING PLAINTIFF-CONBENT-RULES OF Court, 1875, ORD. shown, and although in one sense it was an equitable debt, still he did not CASES BEFORE THE BANKRUPTCY REGISTRARS.
specific performance, the money was not payable unless a good title was 16, R. 13.-In a case of Cox v. James, before Chitty, J., on the 4th inst., an think it could be attached under the order. On December 1878, by the application was made for leave to add a new plaintiff, and a question arose as chief clerk's certificate it was proved that a good title had been shown, but to whether the consent mentioned in ord. 16, r. 13, and required to be given oven then the payment of the purchase-money was only conditional upon a before a plaintiff is added, must be in writing. CHITTY, J., was of opinion conveyance being executed. By the order on further consideration, the conthat the consent need not be in writing, and that it was sufficient if the solici- veyance was ordered to be executed, and the purchase-money was paid into tor for the existing plaintiff stated he was authorized to consent on behalf of court, but it was clear on the authorities that after the payment into court, the proposed new plaintiff, the solicitor taking the ordinary responsibility of the garnishee order did not affect the fund. He was therefore of opinion that using a person's name as a plaintiff.—SOLICITOR, Worthingion Evans.
at no time had there been a debt attachable under the order; the debt had
never been a perfected debt, and was only payable on the execution of a con. ASSURANCE COMPANY_TRANSFER OF BUSINESS TO ANOTHER COMPANY– veyance. The claims of the garnishees therefore failed.-SOLICITORS, ADVERTISEMENT IN GAZETTE-TIME-PETITION-HEADING.– In a case of T, , Allingham ; Aldridge, Thorn, Morris ; Valpy, Chaplin, $ Peckham,
SOCIETIES. (Before Mr. REGISTRAR BROUGHAM, acting as Chief Judge.) November 3.-Ex parte Nicholson's Discount Company (Limited). Re Guerrier.
LIVERPOOL INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY. A creditor by inadvertence made a proof of debt against the estate of a bankrupt
The following are extracts from the report of the committee of this without mentioning a lien which the creditor had upon certain shares, or assessing
society:the value thereof.
The number of members has been increased from 228 at the end of last year Upon an application being made for that purpose, the court allowed the creditor to 233 at this date. The barristers and others, not being members, who subto substitute a fresh proof setting out the shares; the creditor to pay the trustee scribe to the library number 33, and 42 articled clerks have been nominated by the costs of the application.
members to use the library. This was an application on behalf of Nicholson's Discount Company
Administration of Justice.- Members are aware that in January of this year (Limited) for an order that the company might be at liberty to rectify or
a committee of judges and others was appointed to consider what changes might amend the proof made by them, or on their behalf, against the bankrupt's the High Court of Justice. The committee, with the hearty and courteous
be expedient in the practice and procedure in the common law divisions in estate on the 15th of September last, for the sum of £5,328 5s. Id., by the averment therein, as part of the security held by them for their debt, of co-operation of the Manchester Law Association, endeavoured to secure the their lien upon, and crediting the value of, 100 shares of £10 each in the addition of Mr. Lowndes, who had served on the Judicature Commission to company, belonging to the company, and standing in the bankrupt's name
that committee, considering it highly desirable, in the interests of provincial in the books, or that the company might substitute in lieu of the proof solicitors, and especially with a view to increasing the utility of the district already made a fresh proof against the estate, and rank as a creditor for registries, that a country solicitor should be appointed. In this attempt the the amount which should be due to them after the value of the shares amendments to the Rules and Orders of the Judicature Acts, and recommenda
committee failed. They thereupon prepared a statement of saggested should have been assessed and deducted in the prescribed manner.
It appeared that at the date of the adjudication the bankrupt was indebted tions for increasing the facilities for trial. Attention was also drawn to the to the company in the sum of £5,328 58. 1d. upon bills discounted, and at poundage and other fees in Admiralty and Chancery as compared with fees
in the other divisions of the High Court, which members will recollect was the time of the discount of the bills he held 100 shares in the company, apon which, by the terms of their articles of association and certain special Procedure Committee, and was circulated among & number of members of
treated upon in the report of last year. This statement was laid before the resolutions annexed thereto, the company had a lien.
In order that the company might be represented at the first meeting, and Parliament and law societies of the kingdom, with the request that they be then enabled to make certain inquiries and investigations with reference would memorialize to the same effect. Numerous memorials were in conseto the transactions between the bankrupt and other persons, the solicitors quence forwarded to the judges. The report of the judges is just published, of the company prepared the form of affidavit
for proof of debt, but they, recognized. That report will no doubt be very closely criticised, and your
and the committee are glad to see that their efforts have been partially being unaware that such shares were standing in the bankrupt's name, committee will carefully watch the course of events, and do their utmost to omitted any reference thereto in the proof. The managing director, on the farther the policy which this society has for so many years consistently 15th of September, made an affidavit of proof on behalf of the company for
advocated. the sum of £5,328 58. ld. upon and in respect of the bills, and such proof
Associated Provincial Law Societies.- A question having been raised as to was presented at the meeting.
Subsequently, according to the affidavit, the managing director discovered the right of two or more societies, members of the association, taking separate that he had stated in the proof that the company bad no security except to consider its position as a member of the Associated Provincial Law Societies,
action independently of the association, your committee thought it desirable the bills, and in the hurry of completing such proof, the omission to men.
and to what extent its individual action was limited by the fact of such memtion the lien of the company on the shares or to assess the value thereof in bership. A special sub-committee was therefore appointed to investigate the the prescribed manner escaped his attention.
The shares had always been treated by the company as part of the history and constitution of the association and the privileges of the constituent security held by them for their debt, and the omission to refer to the lien with the rules
of the association, or with the course wbich individual law
members. That sub-committee reported that there was nothing inconsisteat was inadvertent and unintentional on the part of the managing director, and he had no authority whatever from the company to give up or abandon societies have taken in times gone by, for two or more societies to take any the lien of the company upon the shares, and the company claimed to to a meeting of the association. The committee, whilst recognizing the value
action they might think desirable, without previously submitting the matter rectify or amend their proof or to make a fresh proof in substitution for it.
of the organization, was of the same opinion, and accordingly at a meeting of J. Linklater, in support of the application.—A proof may be amended the members of the associated societies, held in London on the 19th of January when there has been clearly a mistake as appears in the affidavit of Mr. last, the president of this society read and handed in the following resoluNicholson. When a creditor makes a deliberate election he will not after-tion :-"That this sosiety, having reason to suppose that some misapprehension wards be allowed to change his mind, but the court will grant relief in the exists as to the right of two or more societies belonging to the Associated case of a mere mistake. Unless the proof was made with the deliberate Provincial Law Societies to take action without previously submitting the intention of abandoning the security held by the company upon the shares, subject-matter of such action to the
associated societies, and finding nothing relief will be granted. He cited : Éc parte Scholfield (L. R. 12 Ch. D. 337); in the constitation of that association to prevent such action, desires to record Ex parte Bagshawe (28 W. R. 403, L. R. 13 Ch. D. 304); Ex parte Adamson its opinion that any two or more law societies, being members of the Asso(26 W. R. 890, L. R. 8 Ch. D. 807).
ciated Provincial Law Societies, shall be at liberty, whenever that course may E.C. Willis for the trustee. The trustee desires to take the directions of matters of professional interest, independently of and without previous com
seem to them to be desirable, to act as they may think proper in reference to the court upon the subject. Where the managing director of a company, who is aware of the existence of a security, proves a debt without due munication with the association.” consideration, it is doubtful whether he ought to be allowed to rectify the
Civil Assize Arrangements.-The committee have not lost sight of this improof. Mr. Nicholson does not suggest that he was ignorant of the fact portant matter. A conference, to wbich the Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, that the company had security; he must have known it, and where the Newcastle-on-Tyne, and Gateshead Law Societies were invited, and which omission is due to the creditor's own laches, can the proof be rectified ?
was attended by delegates from Birmingham, Manchester, and Newcastle-onUnless some degree of strictness be observed, grave errors in proofs of debt Tyne, was held at this society's rooms, and the statement which had been premay be overlooked, and looseness of practice encouraged.
pared by this committee, recommending in certain populous centres continuous
sittings of the High Court of Justice, was practically adopted. That Mr. REGISTRAR BROUGHAM said the old practice with regard to proofs of statement was subsequently submitted to a meeting of the Associated debt was this—that when a creditor swore he had no security, and it after- Provincial Law Societies in London, and confirmed by them without wards turned out that he had security, he was not allowed to amend his material alteration. The statement was printed and circulated proof. The rule was then much more stringent than now, as, under similar among members of this society. A sub-oommittee was formed to collect circumstances to the present, the creditor would not have been allowed to information, showing the necessity for the proposed scheme, and to report amend his proof. Bat the tendency of recent decisions was to relax that rule, as to the best mode of working it out in detail. That committee, upon and in cases of inadvertence or mistake the court would allow proofs to be which Liverpool was represented, have completed their labours, and have amended. Here the proof was made by Mr. Nicholson as managing director of reported that a stronger case can be made oat for continuous sittings in the Nicholson's Discount Company. Mr. Nicholson said that after making the proof districts of the Hundreds of Salford and West Derby, with Manchester and he discovered he had stated that the company had not received any satisfac- Liverpool as centres, than for any other part of the country, and it there. tion or security whatsoever except bills of exchange, and that, in the hurry fore recommended that the law societies of Manchester and Liverpool draw of completing the proof, the omission to mention the lien of the company np a scheme for continuous sittings in those cities. The attention of the upon the shares had escaped his attention. That statement was not con
Government doring the past session of Parliament has been so much tradicted by the trustee, and Mr. Nicholson had not been cross-examined. occupied with Irish affairs that the opportunity of orging upon them the No doubt Mr. Nicholson was to blame in not having carefully read over
granting of additional assize facilities did not occur. Copies of the resolathe proof before swearing to it. He feared, however, that creditors were often too negligent in this respect. He made the affidavit without due General, and the Solicitor-General ; and, on the occasion of the second
tions bave, however, been transmitted to the Lord Chancellor, the Attorneyreflection, and now he found that the company had security: Under the reading of the Supreme Court of Judicatare Aots Amendment Bill, Mr. circumstances, leave would be given to amend the proof or bring in a fresh Whitley, M.P., on the suggestion of this society, drew the attention of the one ; but the company must pay the trustee's costs, as they had been House of Commons to the defective civil assize arrangements for Lancashire. occasioned by the negligence of Mr. Nicholson. If he had been ignorant of A large number of members of Parliament promised to give Mr. Whitley the security, costs would not have been imposed; but that was not alleged, their support. It is hoped that with a well-digested scheme, supported by and the order for costs would be made as a caution to creditors.
the weight of all the country law societies, something may be done during Solicitors for Nicholson's Discount Company, Linklater & Co.
the next year to facilitate the trial of causes in the country in the manner Solicitor for the trustee, S. Chapman.
suggested by this society.
Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Lancaster.—The report of last mittee. The committee on the whole considered the measure a good one ; year referred to the attempt of the committee to obtain an assistant but for reasons which have been already put forth in their special report cirregistrar in the Liverpool District Registry, and a statement is there con. culated among the members, they objected to certain clauses, and especially tained of suggested changes in the staff and working of the office. At that to the provision of the Bill wbich required every debtor to be adjudicated date no success bad attended their efforts. The committee, however, bankrupt. The efforts of the committee were principally directed to obtain persevered ; and at length, in compliance with the request of the committee the insertion in the Bill of clauses to provide for the arrangement of a debtor's and in consideration of a written statement explaining the argenoy of the affairs in certain cases by deeds. The matter was brought forward by the com. matter, the Vice-Chancellor consented to receive a deputation, and has since mittee at a meeting of the Associated Provincial Law Societies, but, as there was adopted the recommendatious of this committee in almost every particular. considerable difference of opioion among the societies there assembled, no The committee bave sanguine hopes that by the valuable assistance of the resolution was then passed on the subject, but it was left to each society to Vice-Chancellor, which he has so readily and courteously given, the difficulty bring the matter before the President of the Board of Trade if they thought fit. experienced by the profession in conducting their actions in the Chancery Many of the resolutions of this society were, however, adopted, and ultimately of Lancashire with dispatoh will shortly be removed. The committed the Bill and this society's report inter alia) were referred to a sub-committee believe that solicitors will receive with great satisfaction the announce
of representatives of the Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, Leeds, Hull, and ment of the desire of the Vice-Chancellor to reside within the district of the Newcastle societies to consider and report upon. Mr. Lowndes and Mr. Morton Palatine Court, and to hold fortnightly sittings in Liverpool and Manchester. attended that committee as the delegates from this society. A very elaborate The institution of obamber sittings in the distriot will be a great boon to
report was presented, which was adopted at another meeting of the associated suitors and the profession. Before the appointment of the present Vico
societies held in June last in London. In the meantime the president of this Chancellor yonr' committee arranged a conference with the Manchester society having addressed a letter to Mr. Chamberlain specially on the question Incorporated Law Association, at which it was resolved to address the
of deeds of arrangement and as to whether it was intended in connection with Chancellor of the Doohy and ask bim to make it a condition of the appoint- the Board of Trade under the control of a legal secretary, practically familiar
the working of the proposed new system to form a new department of ment that the new Vice-Chancellor should reside within the County
Palatine. with the law and practice of bankruptcy. He requested that a deputation A letter was accordingly addressed to Mr. Bright, who promised to give the should be sent to him, which accordingly waited upon him. Mr. Chamberlain matter special attention, On the appointment of Mr. Fox-Bristowe promised to consider a clause to suspend the adjudication in bankruptcy deputation waited upon him to congratulate bim upon his appointment, until after the first meeting of creditors, in cases where it appeared to the court and reference was again made to this question, and Mr. Fox-Bristowe that it was to the interest of creditors to do so, or when the assets might be then courteously intimated tbat the views of the committee should be favourably considered. It was feared that owing to the absence of the imperilled; and also as to the establishment of a special department of the cumptroller in the month of August last, to be followed by the absence of drafted, and, at Mr. Chamberlain's request, submitted to him.
Board of Trade to carry out the provisions of the Act. A clause was the district registrar, inconvenience would have been found, and delays afterwards the Bill was withdrawn from the House of Commons owing to
Shortly would bave ocoarred with the progress of actions, and especially in obtaining pressure of business; but as a measure is certain to be introduced next year, payment of money out of court, accordingly this committee suggested to the the committee hope that it may contain the modifications suggested by them. Vice-Chancellor the desirability of appointing Mr. Ryland to transact the business of the registry while the registrar was away. This suggestion beld in June last, the delegates from this society reported the result of their
At the meeting of the Associated Provincial Law Societies above referred to, was adopted and has proved a great convenience to both solicitors and their communication with Mr. Chamberlain, and it was thereupon resolved that the olients. Court of Passage.-In the early part of this year the committee hoped that association should adopt the suggestions of the Liverpool Law Society and
The honorary secretaries were accordingly their suggested amendments in the practice and procedure of this court might instructed to communicate with the President of the Board of Trade on the have been added to the Liverpool City Police Superannuation Bill. It was
matter. This committee has also been in communication with the Liverpool found, however, impossible to carry out this intention, and the committee did Chamber of Commerce on the subject of this Bill, and deputations have attended not consider that they would be justified in promoting an independent Bill meetings of that body to discuss its provisions. for the purpose. The town clerk promised to lay before the city council the draft amendments with a view of inducing the city council to take the matter at large, the Conveyancing and Law of Property Bill, 1881,
Conveyancing and Law of Property Act.—To the surprise of the profession
hich up. The committee have also directed their attention to the practice (which, they are informed, obtains to a considerable extent), in the Court of Passage, of introduced by Earl Cairns in the House of Lords (and which was in most unqualified practitioners issuing writs in the name of the plaintiff, and the respects a repetition of the Bill of 1880), after being referred to and passing assessor has been communicated with on the matter; he caused a notice to be under the consideration of a Select Committee of the House of Commons,
became law. exhibited in a conspicuous position in the registry cautioning unqualified
The Bill was carefully considered by the committee, and their practitioners against this practice, and stating the penalties incurred by their report is already in the hands of members. A copy of the report of the so doing.
committee was forwarded to Mr. Wbitley, M.P., who was one of the Select London Agents' Charges. Your committee bave brought their report on this Committee appointed by the House of Commons, and the committee are glad subject before the Associated Provincial Law Societies. It has been distributed to state that the 5th section of the Bill (as to dispensing under certain among all the constituent societies, and the secretary of the association has circumstances with the investigation of titles), to which, in the committee's obtained the opinion of most of them, which is generally favourable to some
opinion, there was the strongest objection, has been altogether omitted from alteration of the present system. The matter is now before a special committee the Act. It is needless for the committee here to repeat those objections, of the Incorporated Law Society of the United Kingdom, whose views on
as their action, in conjunction with that of other societies, has been successthe subject are not yet received.
ful in obtaining the desired object. The committee cannot but regret that Points of Law and Practice in Conveyancing.–As numerous points of practice in consequence, no doubt, of the general feeling that the Government and professional etiquette frequently came before the committee for arbitrament,
would prefer themselves dealing with important alterations in the law and the committee resolved “that the Conveyancing Sub-committee should from practice of conveyancing, and that the Bill would not become law) the Bill time to time appoint three of their number to decide (free of charge) upon generally. The Act is of a long and exhaustive nature, dealing with a great
was not more carefully considered by the profession throughout the country The Conveyancing Sub-committee appointed Mr. Harvey, Mr. Jevons, and variety of subjects, and the committee recommend its provisions to the careful Mr. Thornley as the first referees, and several cases have been brought before personal consideration of each member. and been decided by them. The committee hope that solicitors will avail them- Copyhold Enfranchisement.--This Bill, which contained many excellent selves of the facility thus afforded of a speedy and inexpensive mode of settling proposals for effecting a speedy sweeping away of a cumbrous and troublequestions upon which they cannot mutually agree. Matters in dispute can
some tenure, was carefully considered and reported on by the committee, who be brought before the referees in the form of a written case, or, if preferred, have circulated their report on the Bill in the usual manner. Vofortunately, arrangements will be made so that the contending solicitors may appear before the state of business in the House of Commons prevented its becoming law, the arbitrators and argue viva voce the points in difference. The referees' but it is to be hoped that it may be re-introdaced during the next session of opinion is generally obtained on the day following that on which the case
Parliament with greater success. is submitted. All communications should be addressed to the honorary Customs and Inland Revenue Act.—Section 28 of this Bill provided that secretary.
the probate stamp should be placed on the affidavit of the person applying Professional Misconduct. The committee unfortunately have had to deal, for probate instead of on the probate. The committee considered this during the past year, with several cases under this head. In one instance undesirable, inasmuch as the probate would not thereby show the amount of the offending solicitor was suspended for twelve months, and in another for stamp duty paid ; and further, that the affidavit is a document of a character three years. The committee decide upon the facts submitted to them whether frequently requiring alterations and re-engrossment after being sporn, and the a prima facie case is established, and, if so, they remit the papers to the In- inconvenience in obtaining repayment of the amount of the spoiled stamp corporated Law Society of the United Kingdom for the purpose of being would be great, and the amount would only then be refunded in stamps. laid before counsel.
The president of this society and Mr. Rathbone, M.P., saw Lord Frederick Saffron Walden Benefit Building Society v. Rayner.-This decision, which Cavendish, M.P., and Mr. Algernon West, the deputy-chairman of the Inland is of so great importance to the profession, called for the adoption of some Revenue Commissioners, on the matter. Some opposition was raised to the uniform system in serving trustees and prior incumbrancers with notices. The proposals of this committee, and a considerable correspondence ensued with committee accordingly recommended to the members of this society that the the authorities at Somerset House and this committee. As it appeared solicitor to trustees or mortgagees slıould be employed to obtain bis client's impossible to get any change made in the section, the committee directed its personal acceptance of service at a fee of 6s. 80. for each trustee or other efforts to obtain facilities for the immediate return of stamp duty on a spoiled person to whom the notice was to be given, the solicitor giving the notice to affidavit in cash. No definite reply has yet been received, but Mr. Algernon provide a copy for each trustee, &c., a copy for the solicitor, and a copy to West has written that the Board of Inlaud Revenue are considering what regu. retain, and this recommendation was printed and circulated among members. lations can be promulgated and what facilities afforded in the sense of the
The Bankruptcy Bill.— Tbis Bill, which marked a new departure from the suggestions of this committee. principles adopted in the various proposals of the last few years to amend the Solicitors' Remuneration Act.—This Bill, which is perhaps more important law and practice of bankruptcy, received the earnest consideration of the com- to solicitors, and affects their interests more than any Bill which has been
introduced during the past ten years, was again brought forward by Earl Menteath, Mohomed Ratique, Percy Read, Algernon Haskett Smith, and Cairns. It differs somewhat from the Bill of the session of 1880, the pro-Gerald Osmond Vaughan, of the Middle Temple; Ernest Agnew, Thomas moters having adopted some of the suggestions of this society made in that Atkinson Argles, Chunder Nath Banerjoi, Eugine Emmanuel Coryat, Arthur year: The committee's report on the Bill is already in the hands of members, Dadley Parr Dudley, George Waylat Ellis, Arthur George Ferard, Francis and it is not therefore necessary to detail its provisions here, but simply to Peter Gervais, Dhiray Krishna Ghose, Thomas Henry Boileau Graham, relate the result of the efforts promised to be made by such report. The George Montague Merivale, George Henry Norris, James Henry Renton, and committee thought it desirable in the interests of provincial solicitors that William Robert Sheldon, of Lincoln's-ion; George Lawtie Fagan, and the president of a provincial incorporated law society should form one of Courthray Cracroft Spurrell Fooks, of Gray's-inn, Esqs. the body authorized to make general orders regolating the remuneration of
By Order of the Council, solicitors in conveyancing and other non-contentious business. It would
(Signed) 8. H. WALPOLE, Chairman. exceed the limit which can be allotted to the subject in this report to Council Chamber, Lincoln's-inn, November 1. state in detail the proceedings of the committee to effect this object; suffice it to say that, after encountering formidable difficulties of various and in some respects of unexpected kinds, the committee has succeeded in intro
LAW STUDENTS' DEBATING SOCIETY. ducing into the Act an amendment, which is to the effect that the Lord A meeting of tbis society was held on Tuesday, the 8th inst., Mr. E. G. Chancellor for the time being may nominate, from time to time, the president Spiers being in the chair. Mr. E. Hepburn was elected a member
. The of one of the provincial law societies to serve during the term of his office as question appointed for discussion was: "Are the Conveyancing and Law of one of the body appointed to regulate the scales of costs. The committee Property Act, 1881, and the Solicitors' Remuneration Act, 1881, satisfactory congratulate the country solicitors upon having thus secured a direct voice on reforms?" Mr. Indermaur opened the debate expressing disapproval of both the council in question, and also upon the recognition by Parliament for the Acts. A discussion followed in which Messrs. Fox, Richardson, H. F. Brown, first time of the existence of provincial law societies : this is some proof of Napier, Bartlett, Rhys, Lemon, F. J. Green, Collier, and Kirk took part. their increasing usefulness and influence.
The expression of opinion was generally in favour of the first-mentioned Act Supreme Court of Judicature Acts Amendment Act.—This very important though somewhat divided as to the latter. A separate vote having been taken measure, which was introduced at a late hour, scarcely received the attention in respect of each of the Acts, the question was answered in the affirmative by from the law societies of the country that it deserved. The committee were large majorities in each case. There were upwards of forty members strongly opposed to the proposal of the Bill that two judges should be selected present. from amongst the judges of first instance to sit in the Court of Appeal. The committee also thought that the present was the opportunity to enact that the judges of the Court of Appeal ought to be relieved from the necessity
BIRMINGHAM LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY. of going circuit. A meeting of this committee and of the committee of the
The 695th ordinary meeting of the Birmingham Law Students' Society Incorporated Law Association of Manchester was held, at which resolutions to
was held in the Law Library, Bennett's-hill, Birmingham, on Tuesday, the the above effect were passed, and copies were sent to the Lord Chancellor and
8th day of November, 1881, 0. H. Edwards, Esq., in the chair. A hearty Earl Cairns, with an intimation that the two societies desired to communicate vote of thanks was passed to Edwin Parry, Esq., registrar of the further with their lordships as to the civil assize arrangements, and to send Birmingham County Court, for his gift of books, to the value
of £10 108., to a deputation. The Lord Chancellor declined to see the deputation the society's library. On the proposition of Mr. G. Huggins, seconded by
" That this society the scope of any legislation which the Government could undertake at that desires to express its deep sympathy with the family of the late Mr. Joshua period of the session with any prospect of success, but his lordship promised
Williams, Q.C., and to record its admiration of his high personal qualities to consider the resolutions submitted to him. As members are doubtless and rare learning, and its regret at the death of one who, in the year 1874, xware, the Bill was considerably modified, and that part which was objected honoured this society by accepting the office of president, and who bas done to by the second of this society's resolutions was eliminated. In common
more than any other writer of the century for the benefit of the law students with a large number of other societies, the committee petitioned Parliament
of the United Kingdom.” The moot point for discussion was as follows : with reference to clause 24, which proposed to throw open the office of “B., being indebted in the sum of £50 to A., makes his will, whereby he district registrar to barristers as well as solicitors. The committee com- gives A. a legacy of £50, and directs that all bis debts sball be paid. At the municated with several members of Parliament, and ultimately the clause was
time of his death A.'s debt is still ungatisfied. Can A. have both debt and amended in the terms of the petition.
legacy ?” The speakers on the affirmative side were Messrs. G. Huggins, Robinson, Lynes, Restall, and Davis: Messrs. W. H. Barber, G. T. Edwards, and Coley argued for the negative. The opening speakers on
either side having replied, the chairman summed up, and put the question LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL.
to the meeting, when the question was decided in the affirmative by a
majority of two. A vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the meeting. COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION.
MICHAELMAS EXAMINATION, 1881.
THE RIGHT HON. WILLIAM NATHANIEL MASSEY, M.P. Arratoon Thomas Apcar, Robert John Bealey, Edgar Brierley, Leonard Syer The Right Hon. William Nathaniel Massey, barrister, M.P., died at 71, Bristowe, Johan Frederick Caroe, Henry Cornish, Cecil Heory Cranstoun Chester-square, on the 25th ult. Mr. Musgey was born in 1809. He was called Machell Cowper, William Feilden Craies, Frederick' Henry De Vos, Ernest to the bar at the Inner Temple in Hilary Term, 1844, and he practised for Crawshaw Elgood, Frederick Branström Fletcher, Charles Gurdon, William several years on the Western Circuit, and at the Lampshire, Portsmouth, Hiddingb, Walter Moore Hodgkinson, Frederick Willoughby Jones, Edalji and Southampton Sessions. He had a fair criminal practice, and he was for Jamsetji Khory, Clement Hemery Lindon, Arthur Hubert Pearson, John several years recorder of the borough of Portsmouth. He was M.P. for Sackling Pritchett, Walter John Deacon Radcliffe, Alfred Standring, and Newport in the Liberal interest from 1852 till 1857, when he was returned for Frederick Jobn Francis Wootton-Isaacson, of the Inner Temple; Charles Salford, and he was Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department Francis Barrow, David Fowler Barton, Alfred Crooke, Thomas Hedley, from 1855 till the retirement of Lord Palmerston's first Ministry in 1858. In Thomas Morgan Joseph, Frederick Reid Scott Kemp, Edward George Macleod, Jude, 1859, he became Chairman of Committees in the House of Commons, and Joseph Sidney Merton, Jolin O'Connor Power, Thomas Crossley Rayner, he held that office till February, 1865, when he was appointed Financial Edmund Theodore Roberts, Sydney Charles Tolley, aud Arthur Thomas Winn, Member of the Council of the Governor-General of India, and was also sworn a of the Middle Temple; Thomas Barclay, Samuel Theophilas Geon Downing, member of the Privy Council. He returned from India in 1868, in which Francis Henry Lancelct Errington, Charles Edward Grainger, Howard year he unsuccessfully contested Liverpool. In November, 1872, he was Hodgkin, Kai Ho, Arthur Moss Lawrence, Alan Macpherson, James elected M.P. for Tiverton, and he retained the seat until bis death. Mr. MeMollen Rigg, George John Cayley Smith, and George William Talents, of Massey was known as the author of a “ History of England During the Reign Lincoln's-ind, Esqs.
of George III.” He belonged to the Whig section of the Liberal party, but The following stodents passed a satisfactory examination in Roman law :- he bad not recently taken much part in parliamentary debates. He had John Emmott Barlow, Ernest Maris Berger, Richard Newdigate Blandy, been for several years chairman of the National Bank. Mr. Massey had been Charles Herbert Brown, William Moore Cann, William Nevill Montgomery twice married. His son, Mr. Charles Carleton Massey, was called to the bar Geary, Thomas Wentworth Grant, Thomas Tylston Greg, John Leonard at Lincoln's-inn in Hilary Term, 1862, and is a member of the Western CirHeddon, Thomas Frederick Hobson, William Trench Kirkpatrick, Coldhum cuit. Mr. Massey was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery on the 29th ult. Crump Knight, Herman William Loehnis, Arthur John Matthews, William Hepworth Mercer, William Stevenson Meyer, Harry Courthope Monroe, John Farrell Layington Payne, Charles Watson Powell, Richard Betbell Allen Prichard,
MR. CHARLES MARGETTS. William Radcliffe, Charles Arthur Reeve, John Sanders Slater, Charles Giesler Mr. Obarles Margetts, solicitor and notary, of Huntingdon, died on the Thomas, Henry Francis Herbert Thompson, William Henry Trollope, Henry 15th olt., in bis eighty-sixth year. Mr. Margetts was born in 1796, and was Bernard Isaac Vels, Robert Stuart Aucher Warner, Charles Arnold White, admitted a solicitor in 1818. He had practised for over sixty years at Robert Henry Walter Woodward, William Leonard Wrenford, and John Kirk Huntingdon, having been for a long time in partnership with his son Mr. patrick Yoang, of the Inner Temple ; Sidoey Allen, William Ebenezer, Charles Berkeley Margetts, who was admitted a solicitor in 1862. He was a aothonyson, Jitendra Nath Bandyopadyay, William MacGeough Bond, perpetual commissioner for Huntingdonshire and a notary public, and he had Herbert Morris Bower, William Clark, Charles Vandeleur Creagh, Coarles a very extensive private practice. He was at the time of his death deputy, Sbortt Dicken, Leonard Duoning, Thomas Brown Kirkham, Ernest Lloyd, registrar of the archdeaconry of Huntingdon, and he had previously many David Norman McNaughton, Henry John Mapping, Andrew Agnew Stuart other important appointments. He was judge of the old local court for the