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Etheridge, William, Walsall, Stafford, Ironmaster. May 18 at 11 at offices of Loxton, the Bridge, Walsall

Farthing, Elizabeth Janei London st, Tailor, May 18 at 3 at offices of Helmore, Bishop

Ste st Within ate, John, Holywell rd, Finsbary, Coffeo House Keeper. May 25 at 3 at offices of Hatte, Moorgate st

Fleming, Thomas, Sonthsea, Hants, Architect. May 22 at 2 at George Hotel, High st,

Portsmouth. Saunders and Co, King st, Chcapsido Francis, Alfred, Liverpool, Artificial Florist. May 19 at 3 at offices of Lowe, Mount

pleasant, Liverpool

Fryer, Frederick, Rom say Extra, Southampton, out of business. May 18 at 3 at offices

of Boll and Taylor, Portland st, Southampton Galloway, William, Bradford, Carver. May 18 at 10 at offices of Singleton, New Booth

st, Bradford

Gorton, Nathan, Oldham, Lancaster, Confectioner. May 17 at 3 at offices of Watson, Church lane, Oldham

Graham, John, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Bootseller. May 18 at 12 at offices of Khagg,

Grainger st, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Gray, Charles Jacomb, Mortlake, Surrey, Drapers' Assistant. May 18 at 2 at offices of

Tinkler, Regent st

Gray, Samuel, Balham, Surrey. May 13 at 4 at Plough Tavern, Clapham Common. Bassett

Green, Walter, Caledonian rd, Islington, Grocer. May 13 at 2 at Bridge House Hotel, London Bridge. Fenillade, Tooley st

Hale, Charles, and Bromley Howell, High Wycombe, Buckingham, Chair Manufacturers. May 20 at 11 at offices of Clarke, Easton st, High Wycombe

Harding, Needham, Birmingham, General Factor. May 18 at offices of Dale and Vachell, Bennett's hill, Birmingham

Harrington, A lfred Frederick, High st, Fulham, Licensed Common Brewer. May 22 at 2 at 269, High Holbom. Peacock and Goddard, South sq, Gray's inn

Hawtin, John Francis, Oxford, Publican. May 25 at 12 at offices of Galpin, Now Inn Hall st, Oxford

Hinc, Thomas, Cricklode, Wilts, Dealer. May IS at 2 at offices of Coleman and Co, North st, Swindon

Hoof, Hemy, Ikeston, Derby, Grocer. May 23 at 11 at offices of Fraser, Wheeler gate, Nottingham

Horner, Richard, near Huddersfleld, York, Gardener. May 24 at 11 at offices of Whitley and Whitley, New st, Huddersfleld

Hunt, Thomas Henry, Birmingham, Tailor. May 22 at 3 at offices of Clarke and Co, Waterloo ?t, Birmingham

Hutchinson, Charles Edward, Middlesborough, Bolt Manufacturer. May 19 at 11 at office of Sill, Albert rd, Middlesborough

Hotter, Ludwig, Portobello rd, Notting Hill, Baker. May 18 at 2 at Inns of Court Hotel, Lincoln's inn fields. Fielder, Lincoln's inn fields

Jackson, Henry, Great College st, Camden Town," Boot Maker. May 15 at 3 at Anderton's Hotel, Fleet st. Hum, Cheapsidc

j jnes, Isaac, Rochdale, Butcher. May 17 at 3 at office of Oram and Co, Peter st, Manchester

Jones, Stephen, Teignmouth, Grocer. May 18 at 3 at Castle Hotel, Castle Bt, Exeter. Windcatt and Windeatt, Totnes

Kayser, Franz Edward Gottlieb, Middlesborough, Fruiterer. May 17 at 11 at office of Jackson and Jackson, Albert rd, Middlesborough

Kember, William James, Witton, Stafford, Coal Merchant. May 18 at 3 at office of Fallows, Cherry st, Birmingham

Kirby, George, Kingston upon Hull, Furniture Dealer. May 26 at 3 at offices of Incorporatcd Law Society, Lincoln's inn bldgs, Bowlalley lane, Kingston upon Hull. Martinson, Hull

Leech, John, Rochdale, Waste Dealer. May 19 at 2.30 at office of Brierley, the Butts, Rochdale

Leete, Harry Harmood, Crutched Friars, Wine Merchant. May 23 at 2 at Inns of Court

Hotel, Holbom. Robinson and Co, Lincoln's inn fields Lloyd, Joseph, Rodwell rd. East Dulwich, Builder. May 23 at 2 at Law Institution,

Chancery lane. Thomson and Wprd, Bedford row Lusty, Thomas, Cheltenham, Carver. May 20 at 11 at offices of Clark, Regent st, Chel

Manuel, Robert, and John Turner Hunter, St Dunstan's hill, Great Tower st, Wine and Spirit Merchants. May 26 at 2 at Cannon st Hotel, Cannon st. Druces and Co, Billiter sq

Mnppleback, Howard, Knowle, Warwick, Manufacturer. May 17 at 12 at office of

Beaton and Adcock, Waterloo st, Birmingham Marney, John, Manor Park, Essex, Builder. May 12 at 2 at office of Aston and Co,

Queen st, Cbeapside. Staniland Marshall, John Charles, Leeds, General Smith. May 18 at 11 at office of Grisdale, Gt

George st, Leeds

McNeil, David, Angel ct, Throgmorton st, Stock Broker. May 19 at 2 at Guildhall

Tavern, Gresham st. Hughes, Chapel st, Bedford row Midglcy, Jonathan, Huddersfleld, Joiner. May 17 at 11 at office of Fisher and Preston,

Queen st, Huddersfleld Morris. Frederick, Christian Malford, Wilts, Tailor. May 17 at 3 at Christopher Hotel,

Hiah st, Bath. Philips, Chippenham Morris, John, Holywell rd, Flint, Grocer. May 9 at 11 at office of Boydell ani Co,

Pepper st, Chester

Nevsson, Thomas, Bishop Auckland, Clothier. May 18 at 11.30 at offices of Edgar, Silver st, Bishop Auckland

O'Oonnell, Maurice, Liverpool, Whip String Manufacturer. May 24 at 3 at Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool. Woodall and Marriott, Manchester

Parfitt, James, and 'William Holbein Paul, Upper Easton, Gloucestw, Comb Manufacturers. May 19 at 2 at offices of Hudson and Co, Exchange, Bristol. Plummer and Parry, Bristol

Pearse, Thomas, New Swindon, Wilts, Bootmaker. May 18 at 3 at offices of Boodle,

Albion bldgs, New Swindon Pearson, Andrew, Salford, Nurseryman. May 17 at 3 at offices of Crofton, Brazennose

st, Manchester

Pbipps, George, Bristol, Seedsman. May 12 at 11 at offices of Anstey, John st, Bristol. Evans

Pbipps, Thomas, St George, Gloucester, Carpenter. May 19 at 12 at offices of Atchley, Clare st, Bristol

Pike, Edwin, Exeter, Butcher. May 18 at 11 at offices of Southcott, Post Office Bt,

Bedford circus, Exeter Playfair, George, Leeds, Carver. May 17 at 2 at offices of Pullan, Albion st,

Leeds

Pratt, Henry, Wellesbournc Mountford, Warwick, Farmer. Moy 16 at 3 at offices of

Sanderson, Church st, Warwick. Fallows, Birmingham Price, Albert Robert, Worcester, Journeyman Painter. May 19 at 3 at offices of Knott,

Foregate st, Worcester Trickctt, John, St George's, Gloucester. May 12 at 2 at offices of Hancock, Quay st,

Bristol

Bending, George, Portsmouth, Plumber. May 12 at 12 at offices of Foreman and Co,

Gresham st. Rundle and Hobrow, Coleman st Relf, Frederick, Maidstone, Grocer. May 24 at 2 at offices of Joslcn, the Priory,

Knightridcr st, Maidstone Renton, George, Sheffield, Cutlery Manufacturer. May 19 at 3 at offices of Burdekin

and Co, Norfolk st, Sheffield Rcitwrt*, Robert Luther, Llandudno, Builder. May 26 at 2 at offices of Dempster,

Dudley chmbrs, Clonmel st, Llandudno Robinson, William, Burbagc, Leicester, out of business. May 18 at 2 at office of Binney

and Co, Hoole's chmbrs, Bank st, Sheffield Russoll, William Edward, Taunton, Somerset, Tailor. May 16 at 11 at ofllco of Foster,

East st, Taunton

Sanders, William Frederick, Greenwich, Butcher. May 22 at 4 at offices of Miller and Co, Greenwich rd, Greenwich

Saunders, John Daniels, Plymouth, Plasterer. May 17 at 4 at offices of Square and Co, Bank of England chmbrs, Plymouth

Scott, Thomas, Nottingham, out of business. May 26 at 3.30 at offices of Bird, Weekday cross, Nottingham

Shackleton, Benjamin, Kildwick, York, Paper Tube Manufacturer. May 19 at 2 at offices of Wright and Waterwortb, Devonshire bldgs, Keighley

Smith, Edward, Kirby Bt, Hatton Garden, Printer. May 22 at 3 at offices of Browne and Co, Queen st, Cheapsidc. Hilbery, Billiter st

Stubbings, George, Worksop, Tailor. May 18 at 3 at offices of Shaw, Commercial st, Leeds

Sykes, Joseph, Brotherton, York, Blacksmith. May 19 at 2 at offices of Spink, Pontefract

Todd, Mark Stanley, Fyfleld, Berks, Surgeon. May 19 at 3 at offices of CnsJloncr, Abingdon

Towell, James, South Shields, Durham, Grocer. May 16 at 11 at office of Blair, East

King st. South Shields Whittle, Henry Woollam, Gloucester, General Ironmonger. May 13 at 2 at Midland

Hotel, New st, Birmingham. Kssery, Bristol

Tdbsuat, May 9, 1882. Abbott, Edward, Blackburn. Lancaster, Draper. May 19 at 11 at offices of Eli and

Haworth, Lord st West, Blackburn Adams, Arthur. Loughborough, Licensed Victualler. May 25 at 12 at office of Hincks,

Bowling Green st, Leicester Adams, William, Avenell rd, Highbury, Builder. May 24 at 10.15 at office of Evans,

John Bt, Bedford row

Bagshaw, John, Derby, Tailor. May 30 at 3 at offices of Burton and Co, Long row, Nottingham

Bailey, Alfred, Buckingham rd, Penge, Butcher's Manager. May 22 at 3 at office of

Flower, Southampton bldgs, Chancery lne Bates, James Hill, Sedgley, Stafford, out of business. May 10 at 11 at Priory st,

Dudley

Blenkinson, William Studholme, Swansea, Glamorgan, Licensed Victualler. May 19 at

2 at office of Collins, Broad st, Bristol. Thomas, Swansea Bovey, William Nicholas, St Mary Church, Devon, Dairyman. May 20 at 11 at Brealey's

Commercial Hotel, St Mary Church, Devon. Creed, Newton Abbott Bowyer, Robert, and Abraham Bowyer, Hereford, Steam Sawyers. May 20 at II at

St Peter st, Hereford. James and Bodenhnm Bradly, Benjamin, Fulham rd, Builder. May 20 at 11 at offices of Watson, Gracechurch

st

Brown, Charles, Burton on Trent, Stafford, Clerk. May 20 at 1 at offices of Bright,

High st, Burton on Trent Brown, John Morris, Leicester, Leather Merchant. May 22 at 3 at office of Shires,

Market st, Leicester

Brunt, Thomas, Blagdon, Somerset, Baker. May 18 at 3 at offices of Perham, Exchange bldgs East, Bristol

Bullivant, Richard, Darlington, Durham, Boot and Shoe Dealer. May 18 at 11 at office

of Robinson, Chancery lne, Darlington # Bussell, Charles, Commerce ter, Fulham, Clothier. May 19 at 2 at offices of Wright

and Co, Queen Victoria st Caines, Charles, Yeovil, Somerset, Tailor. May 23 at 2.30 at Wood's Hotel, Farnival's

inn, Holborn. Mayo and Marsh, Yeovil Calvert, Michael, Bradford, York, Grocer. May 18 at 3 at offices of Watson and

Dickons, Cbeapside, Bradford Carter, Thomas, Skipton, York, Rope Manufacturer. May 18 at 3 at Midland Hotel,

Skipton. Wright, Skipton. Coles, Thomas Henry, Wells st, Oxford st. Butcher. May 18 at 3 at offices of Collens,

Gresham bldgs, Guildhall Collier, William, Shepton Mallett, Somerset, Carpenter. May 20 nt 11 at Pack Horse

Inn, Shepton Mallet. Balch, Bruton Cooke, Richard, Chesterfield, Derby, out of occupation. May 22 at 11 at offices of

Jones and Middleton, Gluman gate. Chesterfield Day, Robert, Leicester, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer. May 25 at 3 at office of Hincks,

Bowling Green st, Leicester Dickinson, John Henry, New Clee, Lincoln, Smack Captaiu. May 22 at 11 at St.

Mary's chmbrs. West St Mary's gate, Gt Grimsby. Grange and Wintringham Dixon, Robert. .Tarrow, Durham, Groeer, May 31 at 11 at office of Scott, King st

South Shields

Drummond, Arthur Robert, Mark lane, Wine Merchant. May 22 at 3 at office of Harper Brothers Billiter Hcuse, Billiter st. Nye and Greenwood, Serjeant's-inn, Fleet st

Elgie, Edwin, Sunderland, Durham, Saddler. May 31 at 3 at office of Robinson, John Bt, Sunderland

Fawcett, William Lea, and Robert Fawcett, Stourport, Worcester, Carpet Manufacturers. May 22 at 2 at Black Horse Hotel, Mill st, Kidderminster. Bagster, Kidderminster

Fielden, William Howarth, Stretford, nr Manchester, Builder. May 21 at 3 at office of

Horner, Clarence st, Manchester Figes, Richard, Salisbury, Wilts, Hotel Proprietor. May 22 at 3 at Three Bwana Hotel

Salisbury. Leo and Co, Salisbury Fishburn, William, and William Dimsdale Fishburn, BishopwoarmouUi, Durham,

Saddlers. May 23 at 3 at office of Bell, Lamhton st, Bishopwearmouth Flukes, Isabella, Bath, Berlin Wool Dealer. May 22 at 12 at 30 Newgate st. Titley,

Bath

Foster. Edward Taverner, Maida-vale, no occupation. May 17 at 3 at 81, Gresham st Janson and Co, Finsbury circus

Francis, Edwin, Nether Whitcacre, Warwick, Licensed Victualler. May 22 at 3 at office ofCoulton, jun., Cannon st, Birmingham

Gall, Benjamin, Clifton, Bristol, Lodging-house Keeper. May 31 at 2 at office of Bowman, Gresham chmbrs, Nicholas st, Bristol. Burges. Bristol

Garritt, John James, Clerkenwell rd, Clerkenwell, Wholesale Jeweller. May 25 at 3 at office of Foster, Brunswick sq, Bloomsbury

Gray, William, Pelham st, Thurloe sq, Job Master. May 25 at 2 at office of Hindson, Moorgato st

Green, Georgo James, Weston-super-Maro, Somerset, Licensed Victualler. May 22 at

12 at office of Bakers and Co, Weston-super-Mare Greenfield, Septimus, Mexborough, York, Grocer. May 23 at 3 at office of Verity and

Baddiley, French gate, Doncaster Hall, Edward, LeigTitou Buzzard, Bedford, Confectioner. May 19 at 2 at office of

Willis, Leighton Buzzard Hardwick, David, Ely, Cambridge. Boot Maker. May 23 at 12.30 at Golden Lion Hotel,

Peterborough. Addison, Ely Harries, John, Fishguard, Pembroke, Draper. May 18 at 12 at Commercial Hotel,

Fishguard. George, Haverfordwest Harvey, George James, Gt Dunmow, Essex, Farmer. May 17 at 2 at Saracen's Head

Hotel, Gt Dunmow. Snoll Harvey, William, Charles st, Stepney, Baker. May 25 at 2 at office of Buchanan and

Rogers, Basinghall st

Hastie, James St Auburn, Russell rd, Kensington, out of business. May 25 at 2 at

Masons' Hall, Masons' Avenue, Basinghall st. Gray Hemmings, Thomas, Tyndalo pi, Upper st, Islington, Surgeon Dentist. May 25 at 4

at offices of Haijson, King st, Cheapsidc Hiscock, William Lush, Uandovilie pi, Manchester sq, out of business. May 31 at 3 at

Guildhall Tavern, Gresham st. Kaye and Co, King st, Cheapsidc Hobbis, Thomas, Birmingham, Butcher. May 23 at 3 at offices of Mallard, Newhall

chambers, Newhall st. Birmingham Hobbs, Benjamin, Holland rd, Brixton, out of business. May 19 at 4 at offices of

Hanson, King st, Cheapsidc. Biggendcn, King st, Cheapside Homisom, John, Eastbourne, Builder. May 22 at 12 at Guildhall Tavern, Gresham si.

Coles and Carr, Eastbourne

Hughes, John, Oldham, Lancaster, Coal Merchant. May 23 at 3 at Mitre Hotel, Cathedral gates, Manchester. Buckley and Mattinson, Church lane, Oldham

Hutchinson, Thomas, Timberland, Lincoln, Grocer, May 20 at 11 at offices of Toynbee and Co, Church st, Lincoln

Hntt, William, Bromyard, Hereford, Draper. May 23 at U at Hop Market Hotel, Worcester. Cave, Bromyard

Jacobs, Henry, Ipswich, Suffolk, Dealer in Glass. May 22 at 1 at Cannon et Hotel, Cannon st. Jackaman, Ipswich

Jeacock, John Samuel, and not Peacock, as orroneously printed in last Gazette, Droitwich, Worcester, Schoolmaster. May 19 at 12 at offices of Corbett, Avenue House, The Cross, Worcester

Johnson, Christopher, Chnrwell, nr Leeds, Farmer. May 19 at 3 at office of Carr, Albion st, Leeds

Jones, William, Skewen, nr Neath, Glamorgan, Grocer. May 18 at 11 at office of Davies, Alma pi, Neath

Lamb, William Henry, and Edwin Albert Eades, Birmingham, Manufacturing

Jewellers. May 19 at 12 at 1, Newhall st, Birmingham. Rooke, Birmingham Lees, Frederic Arnold, Warrington, Lancaster, Physician. May 26 at 3 at office of Dunn

and French, East parade, Leeds Levy, Moses, Newcastle upon Tyne, Picture Frame Dealer. May 18 at 2 at office of

Greener, Grainger st, Newcastle upon Tyne Lewis, Thomas, Lower Sydenham, Kent, Coal Dealer. May 28 at 3 at Masons'Hall

Tavern, Masons' avenue. Rasuleigb, Three Crown sq, Southwark Lowe, Daniel, Rowley Regis, Stafford, Breeze Dealer. May 19 at 11 at office of Wright,

May 22 at 12 at office of Lewis,

May 24 at 11 at office of Sparkes,

May 17 at 11 at office of

May 24 at 3 at office of

High st. Cradley Heath, nr Brierley hill Lyon, William, Cambridge, CI

„ . Chemist and Druggist,

Mincing lane
Martin, Horatio Henry, Bamsgate, Tobacconist.

Harbour st, Ramrgats
McConnel, Robert Beattie, Longton, Stafford, Confectioner.

Kent, Chancery lane, Longton
McEviily, Patrick Jeremiah, Manchester, Provision Dealer.

Addleshaw and Warburton, Norfolk st, Manchester
McVay, Edn ard James, Silverdale, Stafford, Hosier. May 20 at 11 at offices cf James,

Newcastle-under-Lyme Moon, William James, Midsomcr Norton, Somerset, Bootmaker. May 22 at 12 at office

of Gee, Shannon ct, Corn st, Bristol Mnndy, John, and David Mundy, Southsea, Coal Merchants. May 28 at 11.30 at offices

of Edmonds and Co, Cheapside. Cousins and Burridge, Portsmouth Owen, Lewis, Holyhead, HairdrcsBer. May 19 at 1 at Queen Hotel, Chester. Roberts, Holyhead

Oxley, Frederick, and Francis Rashleigh Burnside, Gt Winchester st, Old Broad st,

Merchants. June 1 at 1 at Masons' Hall Tavern, Masons' avenue, Basinghall st.

Few, Borough High st, Southwark Pearse, George, and Frederick Banyard, Rigeley yd. College pk, Kensal Green,

Builders. May 19 at 12 at offices of Waddell and Co, Queen Victoria st. Herbert,

Vigo st. Regent st

Perkes, Richard, Stoke-upon-Trent, Glass Engraver. May 19 at 2 at North Stafford

Hotel, Stoke-upon-Trent. Addison, Brierley hill Phillips, William James, Montpelier, Bristol, Assistant Librarian. May 19 at 12 at

offices of Brittan and Co, Small st, Bristol Fostlethwaite, Ann, Millom, Cumberland, Innkeeper. May 26 at 3 at offices of Butler,

Holborn Hill, Millom

Friestman, George, Kirk Deighton, Tork, Farmer. May 24 at 3 at offices of Thompson, Bridge st, Tadcaater

Pugsley, Charles, Upper Norwood, Surrey, Hatter. May 24 at 3 at offices of Finch

Borough High st, Southwark Pulman, Henry Corney, Whitby, York, Draper. May 24 at I at Station Hotel, Tork.

Buchannan, Whitby

Richards, Isaac, and Herbert Richards, Birmingham, Grocers. May 19 at 3 at offices

of Sharpe, Colmore row, Birmingham Belf, Henry, Hastings, Sussex, Builder. June 1 at 4 at Provincial Hotel, Hastings.

Hare, Pinner's ct, Old Broad st Banter, Charles, Croydon, Surrey, Licensed Victualler. May 22 at 4 at offices of Stone

■nd Simpson, Tunbridge Wells Shepherd, Richard, Sundridge, Kent, out of business. May 23 at 3 at MasonB1 Hall

Tavern, Masons' avenue, Basinghall st. Gregory, Corporation chambers, Guildhall

Smith, Arthur, Liverpool, Clothier. May 23 at 3 at office of Nealc, Dale st, Liverpool

Smith, John, Dulwich, Surrey, Grocer. May 23 at 3 at 6 Arthur st, East. Hores and

pattisson, Lincoln's-inn-flelds Smith, Samuel Richardson, Bumham, Essex, Innkeeper. May 24 at 3 at office of Goody

North hill, Colchester
Styles, Charles Frederick, Mitcham, Surrey, Grocer. May 17 at 3 at office of Staniland,

Queen st, Cheapsido

Swindlehurst, James, Liverpool, Chandler. May 19 at 2 at office of Danger, Orange crt, Cnstle st

larry, Joseph Walduck, High rd, Tumham Green, Grocer. May 22 at 3 at Guildhall

Tavern, Gresham 8t. Stocken and Jnpp, Lime st Tartt, Thomas, Kineton, Warwick, Bootmaker. May 25 at 12 at offices of Fcnton,

High st, Warwick

Thompson, Frank, Shipley, Tork, out of business. May 19 at 3 at offices of Watson

and Dickons, Cheapsido, Bradford Tomlinson, Charles, Wolverhampton, out of business. May 22 at 3 at offices of

Dallow, Queen st, Wolverhampton Tranter, Thomas, Hereford, Florist. May 22 at 10.30 at offices of Boycott, Palace yd,

Hereford

Turner, William Christmas, Milton-next-Gravesend, Draper. May 22 at 2.30 at Guildhall Tavern, Gresham Rt, Tolhurst and Co, Gravesend

Upward, Alfred, Queen Anne's gate, Westminster, Civil Engineer. May 26 at 2 at 269, High Holborn. Peacock and Goddard, South sq, Gray's inn

Vowels, Frank, Bristol, Boot Maker. May 18 at 2 at office of Parsons, High st, Bristol. Sibly and Dickinson, Bristol

Webb, Alfred, Chelmsford, Essex, Insurance Agent. May 19 at 3 at 1, Tindal square, Chelmsford Tanner

Whitehead, John, York, General Dealer. May 23 at 1 at office of Wilkinson, St Helen's

Wilkins, Edward, King Sutton, Northampton, Coal Dealer. May 22 at 11 at office of

Whitehom, High st, Banbury Williams, Sarah, Chester, Plumber. May 19 at 12 at office of Churton, Eastgate bldgs,

Chester

Wratton, James, Marden, Kent, Builder. May 19 at 3 at Star Hotel, Maidstone. Hinds and Son, Gondhurst

Yates, Charles William, Brightwell, Berks, Builder. May 26 at 3 at office of Slade, St Martin's st, Wallingford

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RICHARD BLANEY WADE, Esq., In The Chair.

The Directors have pleasure In submitting to the Shareholders the following statement of accounts for the year 1831, viz :—

BALANCE of UNDIVIDED PROFITS from 31st December, 1880 £37,651 3 0

NET PROFITS for the year 1881, after making provision for Bad and Doubtful Debts, Rebate on Bills Discounted, &c

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We beg to report that we have ascertained the correctness of the Cash Balances, and of the Money at Call and Short Notice as entered in the above Balance Sheet, and have inspected the securities representing the investments of tno Bank, and found them in order. We have also examined the Balance Sheet in detail with the books at the Head Office and with the certified returns from each Branch, and in our opinion such Balance Sheot is properly drawn up so as to exhibit a true and correct view of the state of the Bank's affairs as shown by such books and returns.

EDWIN WATERHOUSE, J Anditors

ROD. MAC KAY,

The above Report haviog bten read—It was unanimously resolved—

That the same be adopted and printed for the use of the Proprietors.

That the Most Honourable the Marquess of Ailbsbury, Richard Blaney Wadb, Kiq., and Hbnby Pacll, Esq., be re-elected Direetors of the Bank.

That Mr. Edwin Watbbhousb and Mr. Roderick Mackay be re-appointed Anditors of the Bank, and that thoy be paid foar hundred guinea! for their services during the past year.

That the best thanks of the Proprietors be presented to the Directors for their very successful management of the affairs of tho Bank.

That the best thanks of the Proprietors bs given to the General Managers, and to the Branch Managers and other offioers of the Bank for their efficient services.

That the best thanks of the Meeting be presented to the Chairman for his able conduct in the Chair.

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The Reserve Fund, £1,278,750, wholly invested in Government Securities shows an increase of £145,716 during the year 1881, as stated hereunder, viz.:—

Amount at 31st Deoember, 1880 ..£1,133,031 0 0

Premiums on New Shares since received .. 145,716 0 0

£1,278,750 0 0

The average of the pnblished rates of the Bank of England for the year 1881 was £4 Os. 10|d., as compared with £2 15s. 2d. for the year 1880.

The Direotors report with deep regret ths death of Mr. Edward Atkinson, who for a great number of years rendered moat important and valuable services to the Bank in the varied capacities of Inspector, General Manager, and Honorary Director.

The Direotors in anticipation of the early retirement of Mr. Fergusson, after thirty-seven years' service in the Bank, considering ths importance of having a successor ready to fill the vacancy that will then take place, have appoints! Mr. Churchward, who has been for many yoars Manager of the Bute Docks Branch at Cardiff, to be a Joint General Manager.

The following Directors go out of otHoe by rotation, but, being eligible for reeleotion, offer themselves accordingly, viz.:—

The Most Hon. The Marquess Of Ailbsbury. Henry Paull, Esa. Richard Blaney Wade, Esa. In conformity with the provisions of the Aot it will bs requisite for the Share* holders to elect Auditors and vote their remuneration. Mr. Edwin Waterhouae, of the firm of Messrs. Prioe, Waterhonse, & Co., and Mr. Roderick M vckay, of the firm of Messrs. R. Mackay & Co., offer themselves for re-election.

LONDON. MAY 20, 1882.

CURRENT TOPICS.

We Abe Beqttested to draw the attention of practitioners to the desirability of inserting in petitions under the Settled Estates Act, a prayer for directions on what documents notice of the order to be made by the court shall be indorsed, or for directions dispensing with such indorsement. Under section 33 and order 23 it is obligatory on the court to give one or other of these directions.

There Seems To Be some confusion as to the practice relating to the signing of special cases. Under ord. 34, r. 3, every special case must be "signed by the several parties, or their solicitors." This is not always attended to, and even learned judges have supposed that the old practice of signature of special cases by counsel, under 13 & 14 Vict. c. 35, still prevails. It should be borne in mind that the Orders of April, 1880, abolished the stating of special cases under that Act, and tbat all matters relating to such cases arc now governed by the Judicature Acts and order 34 of the Rules of the Supreme Court.

Mr. Green is, it would seem, to have an Act of Parliament passed for his own sole benefit. We doubt, however, if it will do him much good, inasmuch as Parliament can scarcely pass the Act before the 27th of June next, when, in the ordinary course of things, his living will be vacated under section 13 of the Public Worship Regulation Act, 1974. After his living has been vacated, the promoters will scarcely care to keep him in custody, although, strictly speaking, they may do so until he professes obedience to Lord Penzance's orders. Their object will probably be attained by his deprivation. We notice that the Lord Chancellor assumed, in the discussion on Tuesday in the House of Lords, that Mr. Green would not be deprived until the 16th of August next, that being three years from the date of the inhibition issued. But section 13 of the Public Worship Regulation Act, 1874, provides for the vacating of the living of a disobedient clergyman at the end of three years from the issue, not of the inhibition but of the monition, which in Mr. Gbeen's case was issued on the 27th of June, 1879.

The PBoroBAL made in last year's Judicature Bill, to constitute the judges of the High Court journeymen judges of the Court of Appeal met with such strong opposition from the profession that it was withdrawn. Lord Cairns put rather bluntly the leading objection to the proposal when he said that "it assumed that all the judges of first instance were fit to sit in the Court of Appeal. The best men were wanted for that court." This remark may, perhaps, have suggested the modification of the journeyman judge scheme which was announced by the Lord Chancellor in the House of Lords on Thursday week. It is now proposed to give power to the Law Lords and the judges of the Judicial Committee, if willing to do so, to assist in the Court of Appeal. As regards the Law Lords, there can be no doubt that the carrying out of this proposal would add weight to any decisions of the court in which they concurred; but it may be doubted whether the same result would follow from the addition to its bench of ex-Indian judges of the Judicial Committee, who might come to Lincoln's-inn to learn for the first time what was meant by tacking, equity to a settlement, and election. If the proposal were limited to members of the Judicial Committee who had served as judges of first instance in England it would be more reasonable, but at the

same time almost inoperative at present, because, with the exception of Sir R. Collier (and hardly even with that exception), we believe no member of the present Judicial Committee has been a judge of an English court of first instance. But there remains an objection to this system of journeymen judges which we think has hardly been sufficiently considered. A considerable part of the work of both branches of the court relates to technical matters of practice as to which a judge brought from a court in which such matters do not come up for decision is almost useless. Again, it is of the highest importance, as preventing litigation, that the decisions of a Court of Appeal should be uniform; but uniformity of decision is never so well attained as when the members of a court are accustomed to sit together regularly, and so have opportunities of discussing together and settling the rule to be followed in important classes of cases. An eminent law lord, temporarily transferred from his higher sphere to the bench of the Court of Appeal, will not be very likely to acquiesce in prior decisions of that court which may seem to him to be wrong, and if he dissents, what will be the authority of the decision of the other two members of the court?

The Bona Fide Traveller has long been known to the law, but with the single exception of Coulbert v. Troke (L. R. 1 Q. B. D. 1) no legal point has reached the superior courts in connection with him since the passing of the Licensing Act, 1874. It appears now probable that an attempt will be made to draw a legal distinction between a "lodger" and a " bond fide lodger" under the following circumstances :—A publican had orders to provide a " leg of mutton supper," and asked the local superintendent of police to grant him an extension of hours. That official very properly refused, for it is only by the combined powers of the Commissioners of Inland Revenue and a justice of the peace (see 25 k 26 Vict. e. 22, s. 13; 26 & 27 Vict. c. 33, s. 20; 27 Vict. c. 18, s. 5; Licensing Act, 1874, s. 19) that such an extension of hours can be granted. But, said the publican, " If I can't get an extension, I will make them all lodgers," and so he did, and provided them not only with beds and the leg of mutton, but whiskey and playing cards, up to two o'clock in the morning. An information was laid, and the publican sought to defend himself by the provision of the Licensing Act, 1874, s. 10, that " nothing in that Act or in the principal Act [Licensing Act, 1872] contained shall preclude a person licensed to sell any intoxicating liquor to be consumed on the premises from selling such liquors at any time to bond fide travellers or to persons lodging in his house." The magistrates dismissed the summons. The point is rather a difficult one. In the not very dissimilar case of Corbelt v. Haigh (L. R. 5 C. P. D. 50) a publican attempted to convert persons entertained by a guest into "private friends" of his own, just after closing hours; relying on section 30 of the Licensing Act, 1874, which enacts that "no person licensed . . . shall be liable to any penalty for supplying intoxicating liquors after the hours of closing to private friends bond *ide entertained by him at his own expense," but the court held that the exemption did not apply. It is doubtful, however, whether the principle of this case would apply to that of a guest "made a lodger," unless indeed those who partook of the leg of mutton had their beds for nothing. On the other hand, if there was any monev staked in the card playing, the publican would be liable for suffering gaming to be carried on on his premises under section 17 of the Licensing Act, 1874, which section was, in Patten v. Rhymer (29 L. J. M. C. 189), expressly held to apply to a publican allowing his own private friends to play for money.

It Is A Little Difficult at first sight to discover from the reports of Mr. Justice Kay's judgment in the case of Lord Marcus Bcrcsford v. Prince Batthyany the precise ground on which the learned judge refused to grant specific performance of the agreement; and to understand some of the observations ascribed to him in the daily papers. He is reported to have said that "the plaintiff's evidence showed most certainly that on his part there was an unconditional acceptance of the offer, but he had failed to show that he and the defendant were of one mind in the matter." But it would seem that there could be no unconditional acceptance by the plaintiff of the defendant's offer unless the parties were "of one mind in the matter." If the offer unconditionally accepted by the plaintiff was not the real offer made by the defendant, then there was no acceptance of the offer at all. The explanation of the view taken by the court of the transaction seems to be this :— There was first a written offer by the defendant to sell to the plaintiff, the defendant supposing that the plaintiff was acting on behalf of "a distinguished person." When the plaintiff called on the defendant the latter (according to the plaintiff's evidence) asked the plaintiff whether he wanted the property for the "distinguished person," and the plaintiff said that a person who accompanied him was the "distinguished person." Thereupon the defendant changed his mind, and told the plaintiff he could not sell without the consent of certain other persons. The defendant, the learned judge thought, had a right to withdraw his offer at any time before a complete acceptance by the plaintiff, and without any formal or express notice of withdrawal to the plaintiff, provided only he gave the latter to understand that he was no longer in the mind to sell. As regards the latter point, the learned judge based his decision on the remarks of Lord Justice James in Dickinson v. DodJs (L. E. 2 Ch. D. 463), but we venture to think that those remarks must be taken with reference to the facts of the case before the learned Lord Justice. In Dickinson v. Dodds the defendant, after making the offer, had, to the knowledge of the plaintiff, before the latter accepted the offer, actually agreed to sell the property to another person (see p. 473). There appears to be rather a wide difference between the information as to ohange of mind of the offeror conveyed to the offeree by the knowledge that the offeror has since the offer sold the property offered to another person, and by a mere statement in conversation that the offeror cannot sell without the consent of some other persons. This latter statement does not seem to be necessarily equivalent to a statement that he was no longer in the mind to sell.

A Legal System like our own, in which much is of immemorial antiquity, affords peculiar facilities for modern statutes to stumble up against venerable relics of the past. A few days ago Mr. Justice Fky was called upon, in the case of Frampton v. Stephens, to decide, for the first time, what is the effect of a modern dissolution of marriage upon a wife's claim for dower. Mr. and Mrs. Stephens were married in 1859, and though Mrs. Stephens took certain benefits in some of her husband's property under a marriage settlement.'therewas nothingto show that they were intended to be in satisfaction of her claim for dower. The marriage was afterwards dissolved on the wife's petition against the husband, the decree being made absolute in 1875. The ex-husband died in 1878 intestate, without having executed any declaration whatever to deprive his wife of her right to dower. In 1881 she married Mr. Fkampton; and by this action she and her present husband claimed dower in certain fee simple estates of which Stephens had died seised. The claim was, of course, against the heir-at-law of Stephens, who was Mrs. Fkampton's eldest son by her former marriage. These facts being set out in the statement of claim, the defendant demurred; and Mr. Justice Fby last week allowed the demurrer. Here the facts were such as to make the wife's claim as strong as such a claim ever can be; for (1) the divorce took place by no fault of hers; and (2) she had not married again at the time when Stephens died. The subject ought undoubtedly to have been dealt with when the 20 & 21 Vict. c. 85 placed the modern law of divorce upon a totally different footing from the old. Such questions ought not to be left to ancient analogies for their settlement. And it is not certain that the Legislature would deliberately have enacted what Mr. Justice Fky was compelled to lay down as the law. He could hardly have decided otherwise, if there is any weight in the following passage from Lord Coke :—" But it is necessary that

the marriage doe continue, for if that be dissolved, the dower ceaseth, ubi nullum matrivwniutn, ibi nulla dos " (Co. Litt. 32a.). He adds that this doctrine applies only to divorce a vinculo matrimonii; which seems clearly to include the modern dissolution of marriage.

Clause 12 of the Irish Crime Bill, which authorizes the expulsion of aliens, effects this purpose by a re-enactment of 11 & 12 Vict. c. 20, which was itself an adaptation of the Act commonly known as the "Alien Act" (33 Geo. 3, c. 4), passed in 1793, a very severe measure. After providing for the registration of aliens and establishing a very strict passport system, the statute of 1793 (section 15) enacted that aliens not departing the realm, after being ordered so to do by royal proclamation, should be committed to prison, "there to remain without bail or mainprise until he or she should be delivered by due course of law." The next section enacted that every alien lawfully convicted of disobeying the proclamation " should be adjudged to suffer imprisonment for any time not exceeding one month, and, at the expiration of the said term, to depart out of the realm, and, if such alien should be found therein, after such time in such judgment limited, without lawful cause, such alien should, being duly convicted, be transported for life. By the 17th section a Secretary of State had power to grant a warrant " to give in charge to one of his Majesty's messengers, in order to his being conducted out of the kingdom," any alien considered not likely to pay immediate obedience to the proclamation. The Act which is now proposed to re-enact, 11 & 12 Vict. c. 20, was equally direct in its terms, but milder in its punishments, power of bail being given to a judge of any of the superior courts, and the extreme punishment being twelve months' imprisonment. Both Acts were temporary only and do not appear to have been continued. It will be observed that the provisions for expulsion applied only to particular aliens publicly named, but that they applied to all parts of the United Kingdom equally. The new Bill incorporates 11 & 12 Vict. c. 20 (by reference), with the modification that" an order shall not be made directing any alien within Great Britain to depart this realm, except in the case where an order of the Lord-Lieutenant has been made directing an alien in Ireland to depart this realm, but in such case an order may be made in Great Britain respecting such alien." We think the modification unnecessary and likely to cause confusion, and should prefer a bodily incorporation of 11 8c 12 Vict. c. 20 to an incorporation by reference only.

We Piuxt elsewhere a letter signed "B.," which adds another to the many hints tending to show that certain eminent persons, in their haste to swallow the Conveyanciug Act whole, may perhaps have taken a too favourable view of its digestibility. It is true that we do not think this particular matter practically important, but it is highly symptomatic. "B." asks whether certain learned authors of precedent books are right in using the words "in fee simple" in the habendum of a mortgage of freeholds to an incorporated building society, section 51 of the Conveyancing Act being apparently inapplicable to a corporation aggregate. As the life of a corporation is conterminous with its whole existence, and the life of a corporation aggregate is wholly distinct from that of its members, a corporation aggregate may take a (quasi) estate in fee without the use of any words of succession at all. "If lands be given to a dean and chapter they have a fee simple without the word 'successors,' for that the body never dies" (Co. Lit. 94b). But this fact supplies no good reason for inserting in a mortgage of freeholds to an incorporated building society words of limitation which take effect only by force of the Conveyancing Act, and do not seem to have been meant to apply to corporations. It is also noteworthy that one of the works to which our correspondent refers, in a conveyance to a railway company, makes both the conveyance and the habendum "to the said company, their successors and assii/iis.'' AVe have previously observed that a tendency to vacillation between several alternative phrases and methods seems to be rather a feature of the newest fashion in conveyancing.

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