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Etheridge, William, Walsall, Stafford, Ironmaster. May 18 at 11 at offices of Loxton, Sanders, William Frederick, Greenwich, Butcher. May 22 at 4 at offices of Miller and the Bridge, Walsall

Co, Greenwich rd, Greenwich Farthing, Elizabeth Jane, London st, Tailor. May 18 at 3 at offices of Helmore, Bishop Saunders, John Daniels, Plymouth, Plasterer. May 17 at 4 at offices of Square and Co, gate st Within

Bank of England chmbrs, Plymouth Felgate, John, Holywell rd, Finsbury, Coffee House Keeper. May 25 at 3 at offices of Scott, Thomas, Nottingham, out of business. May 26 at 3.30 at offices of Bird, Week. Harté, Moorgate st

day cross, Nottingham Fleming, Thomas, Southsea, Hants, Architect. May 22 at 2 at George Hotel, High st, Shackleton, Benjamin, Kildwick, York, Paper Tube Manufacturer. May 19 at 2 at Portsmouth. Saunders and Co, King st, Cheapsido

| offices of Wright and Waterworth, Devonshire bldgs, Keighley Francis, Alfred, Liverpool, Artificial Florist. May 19 at 3 at offices of Lowe, Mount Smith, Edward, Kirby st, Hatton Garden, Printer. May 22 at 3 at offices of Browne pleasant, Liverpool

and Co, Queen st, Cheapside. Hilbery, Billiter st Fryer, Frederick, Romsay Extra, Southampton, out of business. May 18 at 3 at offices Stubbings, George, Worksop, Tailor. May 18 at 3 at offices of Shaw, Commercial of Bell and Taylor, Portland st, Southampton

st, Leeds Galloway, William, Bradford, Carver. May 18 at 10 at offices of Singleton, New Booth Sykes, Joseph, Brotherton, York, Blacksmith. May 19 at 2 at offices of Spink, Ponte. st, Bradford

fract Gorton, Nathan, Oldham, Lancaster, Confectioner. May 17 at 3 at offices of Watson, Todd, Mark Stanley, Fyfield, Berks, Surgeon. May 19 at 3 at offices of Challoner, Church lane, Oldham

Abingdon Graham, John, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Bootseller. May 18 at 12 at offices of Rhagg, Towell, James, South Shields, Durham, Grocer. May 16 at 11 at office of Blair, East Grainger st, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

King st, South Shields Gray, Charles Jacomb, Mortlake, Surrey, Drapers' Assistant. May 18 at 2 at offices of Whittle, Henry Woollam, Gloucester, General Ironmonger. May 13 at 2 at Midland Tinkler, Regent st

Hotel, New st, Birmingham. Essery, Bristol Gray, Samuel, Balham, Surrey. May 13 at 4 at Plough Tavern, Clapham Common.

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Abbott, Edward, Blackburn, Lancaster, Draper. May 19 at 11 at offices of Eli and Green, Walter, Caledonian rd, Islington, Grocer. May 13 at 2 at Bridge House Hotel, Haworth, Lord st West, Blackburn London Bridge. Fenillade, Tooley st

Adams, Arthur. Loughborough, Licensed Victualler. May 25 at 12 at office of Hincks, Hale, Charles, and Bromley Howell, High Wycombe, Buckingham, Chair Manufac Bowling Green st, Leicester turers. May 20 at 11 at offices of Clarke, Easton st, High Wycombe

Adams, William, Avenell rd, Highbury, Builder. May 24 at 10.15 at office of Evans, Harding, Needbam, Birmingham, General Factor..May 18 at offices of Dale and John st, Bedford row Vachell, Bennett's hill, Birmingham

Bagshaw, John, Derby, Tailor. May 30 at 3 at offices of Burton and Co, Long row, Harrington, Alfred Frederick, High st, Fulham, Licensed Common Brewer. May 22 at Nottingbam 2 at 269, High Holborn. Peacock and Goddard, South sq, Gray's inn

Bailey, Ålfred, Buckingham rd, Penge, Butcher's Manager. May 22 at 3 at office of Hawtin, John Francis, Oxford, Publican. May 25 at 12 at offices of Galpin, New Inn Flower, Southampton bldgs, Chancery Ine Hall st, Oxford

Bates, James Hill, Sedgley, stafford, out of business. May 10 at 11 at Priory st, Hine, Thomas, Cricklade, Wilts, Dealer. May 15 at 2 at offices of Coleman and Co, Dudley North st, Swindon

Blenkinson, William Studholme, Swansea, Glamorgan, Licensed Victualler. May 19 at Hoof, Heniy, Ikeston, Derby, Grocer. May 25 at 11 at offices of Fraser, Wheeler gate, 2 at office of Collins, Broad st, Bristol. Thomas, Swansea Nottingham

Bovey, William Nicholas, St Mary Church, Devon, Dairyman. May 20 at 11 at Brealey's Horner, Richard, near Huddersfield, York, Gardener. May 24 at 11 at offices of Whitley Commercial Hotel, St Mary Church, Devon, Creed, Newton Abbott and Whitley, New st, Huddersfield

Bowyer, Robert, and Abraham Bowyer, Hereford, Steam Sawyers. May 20 at 11 at Hunt, Thomas Henry, Birmingham, Tailor. May 22 at 3 at offices of Clarke and Co, St Peter st, Hereford. James and Bodenham Waterloo et, Birmingham

Bradly, Benjamin, Fulham rd, Builder. May 20 at 11 at offices of Watson, Gracechurch Hutchinson, Charles Edward, Middlesborough, Bolt Manufacturer. May 19 at 11 at st office of Sill, Albert rd, Middlesborough

Brown, Charles, Burton on Trent, Stafford, Clerk, May 20 at 1 at offices of Bright, Hutter, Ludwig, Portobello rd, Notting Hill, Baker. May 18 at 2 at Inns of Court Hotel, High st, Burton on Trent Lincoln's inn fields. Fielder, Lincoln's inn fields

Brown, John Morris, Leicester, Leather Merchant. May 22 at 3 at office of Shires, Jackson, Henry, Great College st, Camden Town, Boot Maker. May 15 at 3 at Ander Market st, Leicester ton's Hotel, Fleet st. Hurd, Cheapside

Brunt, Thomas, Blagdon, Somerset, Baker, May 18 at 3 at offices of Perham, Exchange Jones, Isaac, Rochdale, Butcher. May 17 at 3 at office of Oram and Co, Peter st, Man bldgs East, Bristol chester

Bullivant, Richard, Darlington, Durham, Boot and Shoe Dealer. May 18 at 11 at offico Jones, Stephen, Teignmouth, Grocer. May 18 at 3 at Castle Hotel, Castle st, Exeter. of Robinson, Chancery Ine, Darlington Windeatt and Windeatt, Totnes

Bussell, Charles, Commerce ter, Fulham, Clothier. May 19 at 2 at offices of Wright Kayser, Franz Edward Gottlieb, Middlesborough, Fruiterer. May 17 at 11 at office of and Co, Queen Victoria st Jackson and Jackson, Albert rd, Middlesborough

Caines, Charles, Yeovil, Somerset, Tailor. May 23 at 2.30 at Wood's Hotel, Furnival's Kember, William James, Witton, Stafford, Coal Merchant. May 18 at 3 at office of inn, Holborn. Mayo and Marsh, Yeovil Fallows, Cherry 8t, Birmingham

Calvert, Michael, Bradford, York, Grocer. May 18 at 3 at offices of Watson and Kirby, George, Kingston upon Hull, Furniture Dealer. May 26 at 3 at offices of Incor. Dickons, Cheapside, Bradford

porated Law Society, Lincoln's inn bldgs, Bowlalley lane, Kingston upon Hull. Mar Carter, Thomas, Skipton, York, Rope Manufacturer. May 18 at 3 ac Midland Hotel, tinson, Hull

Skipton. Wright, Skipton, Leech, John, Rochdale, Waste Dealer. May 19 at 2.30 at office of Brierley, the Butts, Coles, Thomas Henry, Wells st, Oxford st, Butcher. May 18 at 3 at offices of Collens, Rochdale

Gresham bldgs, Guildhall Leete, Harry Harmood, Crutched Friars, Wine Merchant. May 23 at 2 at Inns of Court Collier, William, Shepton Mallett, Somerset, Carpenter. May 20 at 11 at Pack Horse Hotel, Holborn. Robinson and Co, Lincoln's inn fields

Inn, 'Shepton Mallet. Balch, Bruton Lloyd, Joseph, Rodwell rd, East Dulwich, Builder. May 23 at 2 at Law Institution, Cooke, Richard, Chesterfield, Derby, out of occupation. May 22 at 11 at offices of Chancery lane. Thomson and Word. Bedford row

Jones and Middleton, Gluman gate, Chesterfield Lusty, Thomas, Cheltenham, Carver. May 20 at 11 at offices of Clark, Regent st, Chel. Day, Robert, Leicester, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer. May 25 at 3 at office of Hincks, tenham

Bowling Green st, Leicester Manuel, Robert, and John Turner Hunter, St Dunstan's hill, Great Tower st, Wine

Dickinson, John Henry, New Clee, Lincoln, Smack Captain. May 22 at 11 at St. and Spirit Merchants. May 25 at 2 at Cannon st Hotel, Canncn st. Druces and Co,

Mary's chmbrs, West St Mary's gate, Gt Grimsby. Grange and Wintringham Billiter sq

Dixon, Robert. Jarrow, Durham, Groeer, May 31 at 11 at office of Scott, King st Mappleback, Howard, Knowle, Warwick, Manufacturer. May 17 at 12 at office of

South Shields Beaton and Adcock, Waterloo st, Birmingham

Drummond, Arthur Robert, Mark lane, Wine Merchant. May 22 at 3 at office of Harper Marney, John, Manor Park, Essex, Builder. May 12 at 2 at office of Aston and Co,

Brothers Billiter House, Billiter st. Nye and Greenwood, Serjeant's-inn, Fleet st Queen st, Cheapside. Staniland

Elgie, Edwin, Sunderland, Durham, Saddler. May 31 at 3 at office of Robinson, John Marshall, John Charles, Leeds, General Smith. May 18 at 11 at office of Grisdale, Gt

st, Sunderland George st, Leeds

Fawcett, William Lea, and Robert Fawcett, Stourport, Worcester, Carpet Manufac. McNeil, David, Angel ct, Throgmorton st, Stock Broker. May 19 at 2 at Guildhall

turers. May 22 at 2 at Black Horse Hotel, Mill st, Kidderminster, Bagster, Kid

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

Fielden, William Howarth, Stretford, nr Manchester, Builder. May 24 at 3 at office of Queen st, Huddersfield

Horner, Clarence st, Manchester Morris, Frederick, Christian Malford, Wilts, Tailor. May 17 at 3 at Christopher Hotel,

| Figes, Richard, Salisbury, Wilts, Hotel Proprietor. May 22 at

Wang Hotel High st, Bath. Philips, Chippenham

Salisbury. Lee and Co, Salisbury Morris, John, Holywell rd, Flint, Grocer. May 9 at 11 at office of Boydell and Co,

Fishburn, William, and William Dimsdale Fishburn, Bishopwearmouth, Durham, Pepper st, Chester

Saddlers. May 23 at 3 at office of Bell, Lambton st, Bishopwearmouth Nevsson, Thomas, Bishop Auckland, Clothier. May 18 at 11.30 at offices of Edgar,

Flukes, Isabella, Bath, Berlin Wool Dealer. May 22 at 12 at 36 Newgate st. Titley, Silver 'st, Bishop Auckland

Bath O'Connell, Maurice, Liverpool, Whip String Manufacturer. May 24 at 3 at Adelphi

Foster. Edward Taverner, Maida-vale, no occupation. May 17 at 3 at 81, Gresham st. Hotel, Liverpool. Woodall and Marriott, Manchester

Janson and Co, Finsbury circus Parfitt, James, and William Holbein Paul, Upper Easton, Gloucester, Comb Manu.

Francis, Edwin, Nether Whiteacre, Warwick, Licensed Victualler. M facturers. May 19 at 2 at offices of Hudson and Co, Exchange, Bristol. Plummer

office of Coulton, jun., Cannon st, Birmingham and Parry, Bristol

Gall, Benjamin, Clifton, Bristol, Lodging-house Keeper. May 31 at 2 at office of Bow.

man, Gresham chmbre, Nicholas st, Bristol. Burges. Bristol Pearse, Thomas, New Swindon, Wilts, Bootmaker. May 18 at 3 at offices of Boodle, Garritt, John James, Clerkenwell rd, Clerkenwell, Wholesale Jeweller. May 25 at 3 at Albion bldgs, New Swindon

office of Foster, Brunswick sg, Bloomsbury Pearson, Andrew, Salford, Nurseryman, May 17 at 3 at offices of Crofton, Brazennose Gray, William, Pelham st, Thurloe sq, Job Master. May 25 at 2 at office of Hindson, st, Manchester

Moorgate st Phipps, George, Bristol, Seedsman. May 12 at 11 at offices of Anstey, John st, Bristol. Green, George James, Weston-super-Maro, Somerset, Licensed Victualler. May 22 at Evans

12 at office of Bakers and Co, Weston-super-Mare Phipps, Thomas, St George, Gloucester, Carpenter. May 19 at 12 at offices of Atchley,

Greenfield, Septimus, Mexborough, York, Grocer. May 23 at 3 at office of Verity and Clare st, Bristol

Baddiley, French gate, Doncaster Pike, Edwin, Exeter, Butcher. May 18 at 11 at offices of Southcott, Post Office st, Hall, Edward, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford, Confectioner. May 19 at 2 at office of Bedford circus, Exeter

Willis, Leighton Buzzard Playfair, George, Leeds, Carver. May 17 at 2 at offices of Pullan, Albion st, Hardwick, David, Ely, Cambridge. Boot Maker. May 23 at 12.30 at Golden Lion Hotel, Leeds

Peterborough. Addison, Ely Pratt, Henry, Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwick, Farmer. May 16 at 3 at offices of Harries, John, Fishguard,'Pembroke, Draper. May 18 at 12 at Commercial Hotel, Sanderson, Church st, Warwick. Fallows, Birmingham

Fishguard. George, Haverfordwest Price, Albert Robert, Worcester, Journeyman Painter. May 19 at 3 at offices of Knott, Harvey, George James, Gt Dunmow, Essex, Farmer. May 17 at 2 at Saracen's Head Foregate st, Worcester

Hotel, Gt Dunmow. Snell Prickett, John, St George's, Gloucester. May 12 at 2 at offices of Hancock, Quay st, Harvey, William, Charles st, Stepney, Baker. May 25 at 2 at office of Buchanan and Bristol

Rogers, Basinghall st Reading, George, Portsmouth, Plumber. May 12 at 12 at offices of Foreman and Co, Hastie, James St Auburn, Russell rd, Kensington, out of business, May 25 at 2 at Gresham st. Rundle and Hobrow, Coleman st

Masons' Hall, Masons' Avenue, Basingball st. Gray Relf, Frederick, Maidstone, Grocer. May 24 at 2 at offices of Joslen, the Priory, Hemmings, Thomas, Tyndale pl, Upper st, Islington, Surgeon Dentist. May 25 at 4 Knightrider st, Maidstone

at offices of Hanson, King st, Cheapside Renton, George, Sheffield, Cutlery Manufacturer. May 19 at 3 at offices of Burdekin Hiscock, William Lush, Mandeville pl, Manchester sq, out of business. May 31 at 3 at and Co, Norfolk st, Sheffield

Guildhall Tavern, Gresham st. Kaye and Co, King st, Cheapside Roberts, Robert Luther, Llandudno, Builder. May 26 at 2 at offices of Dempster, Hobbis, Thomas, Birmingham, Butcher, May 23 at 3 at offices of Mallard, Newhall Dudley chmbrs, Clonmel st, Llandudno

chambers, Newball st, Birmingham Robinson, William, Burbage, Leicester, out of business. May 18 at 2 at office of Binney Hobbs, Benjamin, Holland rd, Brixton, out of business. May 19 at 4 at offices of and Co, Hoole's chmbrs, Bank st, Sheffield

Hanson, King st, Cheapside. Biggenden, King st, Cheapside Russell, William Edward, Taunton, Somerset, Tailor, May 16 at 11 at oflce of Foster, Hounsom, John, Eastbourne, Builder, May 22 at 12 at Guildhall Tavern, Gresham st. East st, Taunton

Coles and Carr, Eastbourne

Yuvacru, varWICK, Licensed Victualler, May 22 at 3 at

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Hughes, John, Oldham, Lancaster, Coal Merchant. May 23 at 3 at Mitre Hotel, Cathe- Smith, Arthur, Liverpool, Clothier. May 23 at 3 at office of Neale, Dale st, Liver. dral gates, Manchester. Buckley and Mattinson, Church lane, Oldham

pool Hutchinson, Thomas, Timberland, Lincoln, Grocer, May 20 at 11 at offices of Toynbee Smith, John, Dulwich, Surrey, Grocer. May 23 at 3 at 6 Arthur st, East. Hores and and Co, Church st, Lincoln

Pattisson, Lincoln's-inn-fields Hutt, William, Bromyard, Hereford, Draper. May 23 at 11 at Hop Market Hotel, Wor. Smith, Samuel Richardson, Burrham, Essex, Innkeeper. May 24 at 3 at ofice of Goody cester. Cave, Bromyard

North hill, Colchester Jacobs, Henry, Ipswich, Suffolk, Dealer in Glass. May 22 at 1 at Cannon st Hotel, Styles, Charles Frederick, Mitcbam, Surrey, Grocer. May 17 at 3 at office of Staniland, Cannon st. Jackaman, Ipswich

Queen st, Cheapside Jeacock, John Samuel, and not Peacock, as erroneously printed in last Gazette, Droit Swindlehurst, James, Liverpool, Chandler. May 19 at 2 at office of Danger, Orange wich, Worcester, Schoolmaster. May 19 at 12 at offices of Corbett, Avenue House, I crt, Castle st The Cross, Worcester

Iarry, Joseph Walduck, High rd, Turnham Green, Grocer, May 22 at 3 at Guildhall Johnson, Christopher, Churwell, nr Leeds, Farmer. May 19 at 3 at office of Carr, Albion Tavern, Gresham st. Stocken and Jupp, Lime st st, Leeds

Tartt, Thomas, Kineton, Warwick, Bootmaker. May 25 at 12 at offices of Fenton, Jones, William, Skewen, nr Neath, Glamorgan, Grocer. May 18 at 11 at office of Davies, High st, Warwick Alma pl, Neath

Thompson, Frank, Shipley, York, out of business. May 19 at 3 at offices of Watson Lamb, William Henry, and Edwin Albert Eades, Birmingham, Manufacturing and Dickons, Cheapside, Bradford Jewellers. May 19 at 12 at 1, Newhall st. Birmingham. Rooke, Birmingham

Tomlinson, Charles, Wolverhampton, out of business. May 22 at 3 at offices of Lees, Frederic Arnold, Warrington, Lancaster, Physician, May 25 at 3 at office of Dunn Dallnw, Queen st, Wolverhampton and French, East parade, Leeds

Tranter, Thomas, Hereford, Florist. May 22 at 10.30 at offices of Boycott, Palace yd, Levy, Moses, Newcastle upon Tyne, Picture Frame Dealer. May 18 at 2 at office of Hereford Greener, Grainger st, Newcastle upon Tyne

Turner, William Christmas, Milton-next-Gravesend, Draper. May 22 at 2.30 at Guild. Lewis, Thomas, Lower Sydenham, Kent, Coal Dealer. May 26 at 3 at Masons' Hall hall Tavern, Gresham st, Tolhurst and Co, Gravesend Tavern, Masons' avenue. Rashleigh, Three Crown sq, Southwark

Upward, Alfred, Queen Anne's gate, Westminster, Civil Engineer. May 26 at 2 at 269, Lowe, Daniel, Rowley Regis, Stafford, Breeze Dealer. May 19 at 11 at office of Wright, High Holborn. Peacock and Goddard, South sa, Gray's inn High st, Cradley Heath, nr Brierley hill

Vowels, Frank, Bristol, Boot Maker. May 18 at 2 at office of Parsons, High st, Bristol. Lyon, William, Cambridge, Chemist and Druggist. May 22 at 12 at office of Lewis,

Sibly and Dickinson, Bristol Mincing lane

Webb, Alfred, Chelmsford, Essex, Insurance Agent. May 19 at 3 at 1, Tindal square, Martin, Horatio Henry, Ramsgate, Tobacconist. May 24 at 11 at office of Sparkes, Chelmsford Tanner Harbour st, Ramrgats

Whitehead, John, York, General Dealer. May 23 at 1 at office of Wilkinson, St Helen's McConnel, Robert Beattie, Longton, Stafford, Confectioner. May 17 at 11 at office of sq Kent, Chancery lane, Longton

Wilkins, Edward, King Sutton, Northampton, Coal Dealer. May 22 at 11 at office of McEvilly, Patrick Jeremiah, Manchester, Provision Dealer. May 24 at 3 at office of Whitehorn, High st, Banbury Addleshaw and Warburton, Norfolk st, Manchester

Williams, Sarah, Chester, Plumber. May 19 at 12 at office of Churton, Eastgate bldgs, McVay, Edn ard James, Silverdale, Stafford, Hosier. May 20 at 11 at offices of James, Chester Newcastle-under-Lyme

Wratten, James, Marden, Kent, Builder. May 19 at 3 at Star Hotel, Maidstone. Hinds Moon, William James, Midsomer Norton, Somerset, Bootmaker. May 22 at 12 at office and Son, Gondhurst of Gee, Shannon ct, Corn st, Bristol

Yates, Charles William, Brightwell, Berks, Builder. May 25 at 3 at office of Slade, St Mundy, John, and David Mundy, Southsea, Coal Merchants. May 28 at 11.30 at offices Martin's st, Wallingford

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

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

Merchants. June 1 at 1 at Masons' Hall Tavern, Masons' avenue, Basingball st.
Few, Borough High st, Southwark

CURRENT TOPICS ...................... 49

427 Pilke v. Roberts .................... 435 Pearse, George, and Frederick Banyard, Rigeley yd, College pk, Kensal Green,

FORECLOSURE AND THE STATUTES OF Ex parte The Committee of the Builders. May 19 at 12 at offices of Waddell and Co, Queen Victoria st. Herbert, LIMITATION ..........

429 Western Synagogue, St. Alban's. Vigo st, Regent st

UNSATISFACTORY EVIDENCE .......... 430 place, Haymarket ................ 4 Perkes, Richard, Stoke-upon-Trent, Glass Engraver. May 19 at 2 at North Stafford CORRESPONDENCE ...............

Chappell v. Boosey .......... ... Hotel, Stoke-upon-Trent. Addison, Brierley hill

CASES OF THE WEEK

CASES BEFORE TIE BANKRUPTCY Phillips, William James, Montpelier, Bristol, Assistant Librarian. May 19 at 12 at In re Palmer's Trade-Mark ........

REGISTRARS .... offices of Brittan and Co, Small st, Bristol

The New London and Brazilian

SOLICITORS' CASES....... Postlethwaite, Ann, Millom, Cumberland, Innkeeper. May 26 at 3 at offices of Butler, Bank v. Brocklebank ....

432 SOCIETIES ...... Holborn Hill, Millom

In re Pooley .............

LAW STUDENTS JOURNAL ............ Friestman, George, Kirk Deighton, York, Farmer. May 24 at 3 at offices of Thompson, Hurst v. Hurst.....

LEGAL APPOINTMENTS .......... Bridge st, Tadcaster

Ex parte Pitt

COMPANIES ................

... 437 Pugsley, Charles, Upper Norwood, Surrey, Hatter. May 24 at 3 at offices of Finch Ex parte Rosenthal ...

434 CREDITORS' CLAIMS ................ ... 437 Borough High st, Southwark

The Yorkshire Railway Wagon Com. OBITUARY

438 Pulman, Henry Corney, Whitby, York, Draper. May 24 at 1 at Station Hotel, York. pany v. Maclure ........

434 LEGISLATION OF THE WEEK. Buchanan, Whitby

In re Evans ....................... 435 LEGAL NEWS Richards, Isaac, and Herbert Richards, Birmingham, Grocers. May 19 at 3 at offices Whittingstall v. King .....

435 COURT PAPERS ........................ 439 of Sharpe, Colmore row, Birmingham

Braithwaite v. Wallis ..

435) LONDON GAZETTES, &C., &0........... 479 Relf, Henry, Hastings, Sussex, Builder. June 1 at 4 at Provincial Hotel, Hastings.

Hare, Pinner's ct, Old Broad st Santer, Charles, Croydon, Surrey, Licensed Victualler. May 22 at 4 at offices of Stone and Simpson, Tunbridge Wells

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ROBERT WIGRAM, Esq.

GEORGE FORBES MALCOLMSON, Esq.
Joint GENERAL MANAGER8.-ROBERT FERGUSSON, THOMAS GEORGE ROBINSON, AND FREDERICK CAURCAWARD.

SOLICITORS.-CHARLES NORRÍS WILDE, Esq.; ERNEST JAMES WILDE, Esq.

DUNCAN MAODON
HENRY PAULI

HON. ELIOT THOMAS YORKE.

RICHARD BLANEY WADE, Esq., IN THE CHAIR.

The Directors have pleasure in submitting to the Shareholders the following statement of accounts for the year 1881, 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 403,888 3 2

£441,539 6 2 Lers Dividend of 4 per cent. paid in July, 1881 . . . . . . . . .

£79,200 0 0 4

January, 1882 . . . . . . . . 81,450 0 0
» Bonus 5 2
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99,000 0 0
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payable in July , . . . . . . . .

142,537 10 0

402,187 100

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NATIONAL PROVINCIAL BANK OF ENGLAND, LIMITED.
LIABILITIES
3186 December, 1881.

ASSETS.

Cr. TO PAID-UP CAPITAL£ 8. d., BY CASH:

£ S. d. .. 40,000 Shares of £75 each, £10 10s. paid..............

420,000 0 0 At Bank of England and at Head Office and Branches .......... 2,935,202 10 11 105,625 £60

1,267,500 0 0 » Call and Short Notice ........................................ 4,155,720 0 0 28,125 £60 ,

281,250 0 0 16,875

260
84
67,500 0 0

7,390,922 10 11 INVESTMENTS:

£ 8. d. 2,036, 25000 English Government Securities ..............

.... 5,421,903 1 10 RESERVE FUND

Indian Government and other Securities, Rail. At 31st December, 1880.... ......... 1,133,034 0 0

way Debentures, &c. .........

.... 2,941,237 11 4 Premiums on New Shares received during year

8,363,140 13 2 1881 .............

145,716 0 0

BILLS DISCOUNTED, LOANS, &c .................................. 18,218,017 5 2

1.278.750 0 0 SECURITIES against ACCEPTANCES, per Contra .................... 741,512 9 3 y Amount due by Bank on Deposits, &c............................. 30,871,216 11 2 BANKING PREMISES in London and Country ..................... 576,475 8 1 „ Acceptances .....

741,512 9 PROFIT AND LOSS ACCOUNT Balance from year 1880 ..........................

37,651 3 0 Net Profits for yoar 1881 .......................

403,888 3 2

441,539 6 2 Less Dividend paid July, 1881........

79,200 0 0
362,339 6 2

£35,290,068 6 6 RICHARD B. WADE

£35,290,068 6 6 R. FERGUSSON, D. MACDONALD, Directors,

T. G. ROBINSON, Joint General Managers. ROBT. WIGRAM,

F. CHURCHWARD,)
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 the 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 Sheet 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 WATERHOU
ROD. MACKAY,

• Auditors.

The above Report haviog been read-It was unanimously resolved

The Reserve Fund, 61,278,750, wholly invested in Government Securities, That the same be adopted and printed for the use of the Proprietors.

shows an increase of $145,716 during the year 1881, as stated hereunder,

viz. :That the Most Honourable the Marquess of AILESBURY, RICHARD BLANEY Amount at 31st December, 1880

..£1,133,034 0 0 WADE, Esq., and HENRY PAULL, Esq., be re-elected Directors of the Bank.

Premiums on New Shares since received . 145,716 0 0 That Mr. Edwin WATERHOUSE and Mr. RODERICK MACKAY be re-appointed Auditors of the Bank, and that they be paid four hundred guineas for their services

$1,278,750 00 during the past year.

The average of the published rates of the Bank of England for the year 1881 That the best thanks of the Proprietors be presented to the Directors for their was $4 08. 104d., as compared with £2 15s. 2d. for the year 1880. very successful management of the affairs of the Bank.

The Directors report with deep regret the death of Mr. Edward Atkinson, who That the best thanks of the Proprietors be given to the General Managers, and

for a great number of years rendered most important and valuable services to the Branch Managers and other officers of the Bank for their efficient

to the Bank in the varied capacities of Inspector, General Manager, and Honorary

Director. services.

The Directors in anticipation of the early retirement of Mr. Fergusson, after That the best thanks of the Meeting be presented to the Chairman for his able thirty-seven years' service in the Bank, considering the importance of having a conduct in the Chair.

BUCCoB8or ready to fill the vacancy that will then take place, have appointed Mr. Extracted from the Minutes by

Churchward, who has been for many years Manager of the Bate Docks Branch at
R. FERGUSSON,

Cardiff, to be a Joint General Manager.
.
T. G. ROBINSON, Joint General Managers.

The following Directors go out of office by rotation, but, being eligible for re-
F. CHURCHWARD, )

election, offer themeelves accordingly, viz. :

The Most Hon. THE MARQUESS OP AILESBURY. The profits of the past year enable the Directors to recommend that a Bonus of

HENRY PAULL, ESQ. 7 per cent. for the Half-year ending 31st December 19st be now declared, payable

RICHARD BLANEY WADE, Esq. in July next, this, with the Dividends and Bonus already paid, makes the total. In conformity with the provisions of the Act it will be requisite for the Share. 20 per cent. for the year 1881, free of Income Tax. The balance of £39,351 16s. 20. holders to elect Auditors and vote their remuneration. Mr. Edwin Waterhouse, of carried forward to the year 1882, with the Reserve Fund of £1,278,756, makes the the firm of Messrs. Price, Waterhouse, & Co., and Mr. Roderick Mackay, of the Rest or Undivided Profits at 31st December, 1881, $1,318,101 168. 2d.

firm of Messrs. R. Mackay & Co., offer themselves for re-election.

LONDON, MAY 20, 1882.

same time almost inoperative at present, because, with the excepCURRENT TOPICS.

tion 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 WE ARE REQUESTED to draw the attention of practitioners to hardly been sufficiently considered. A considerable part of the the desirability of inserting in petitions under the Settled Estates

work of both branches of the court relates to technical matters of Act, a prayer for directions on what documents notice of the order

practice as to which a judge brought from a court in which such to be made by the court shall be indorsed, or for directions dis

matters do not come up for decision is almost useless. Again, it pensing with such indorsement. Under section 33 and order 23 l is of the highest inn

20 is of the highest importance, as preventing litigation, that the deit is obligatory on the court to give one or other of these direc- cisions of a Court.

ec- cisions of a Court of Appeal should be uniform; but uniformity of tions.

decision is never so well attained as when the members of a court

are accustomed to sit together regularly, and so have opportunities THERE SEEMS TO BE some confusion as to the practice relating of discussing together and settling the rule to be followed in imto the signing of special cases. Under ord. 34, r. 3, every special | portant classes of cases. An eminent law lord, temporarily transcase must be “signed by the several parties, or their solicitors." | ferred from his higher sphere to the bench of the Court of Appeal, This is not always attended to, and even learned judges have will not be very likely to acquiesce in prior decisions of that supposed that the old practice of signature of special cases by court which may seem to him to be wrong, and if he dissents, what counsel, under 13 & 14 Vict. c. 35, still prevails. It should be will be the authority of the decision of the other two members of borne in mind that the Orders of April, 1880, abolished the the court ? stating of special cases under that Act, and tbat all matters relating to such cases are now governed by the Judicature Acts and order 34 of the Rules of the Supreme 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 probMR. GREEN is, it would seem, to have an Act of Parliament able that an attempt will be made to draw a legal distinction between passed for his own sole benefit. We doubt, however, if it will a " lodger” and a “ bona fide lodger" under the following cirdo him much good, inasmuch as Parliament can scarcely pass the cumstances :-A publican had orders to provide a “leg of mutton Act before the 27th of June next, when, in the ordinary course of supper," and asked the local superintendent of police to grant him things, his living will be vacated under section 13 of the Public an extension of hours. That official very properly refused, for it Worship Regulation Act, 1974. After his living has been

is only by the combined powers of the Commissioners of Inland vacated, the promoters will scarcely care to keep him in custody, Revenue and a justice of the peace (see 25 & 26 Vict. c. 22, s. 13; although, strictly speaking, they may do so until he professes 26 & 27 Vict. č. 33, s. 20 ; 27 Vict. c. 18, s. 5; Licensing Act, obedience to Lord PENZANCE's orders. Their object will | 1874, s. 19) that such an extension of hours can be granted. probably be attained by his deprivation. We notice that the But, said the publican, “ If I can't get an extension, I will make Lord Chancellor assumed, in the discussion on Tuesday in the them all lodgers," and so he did, and provided them not only with House of Lords, that Mr. GREEN would not be deprived until beds and the leg of mutton, but whiskey and playing cards, up to the 16th of August next, that being three years from the date two o'clock in the morning. An information was laid, and the of the inhibition issued. But section 13 of the Public Worship publican sought to defend himself by the provision of the Licensing Regulation Act, 1874, provides for the vacating of the living of a Act. 1874, s. 10, that “ nothing in that Act or in the principal Act disobedient clergyman at the end of three years from the issue, Licensing Act, 18727 contained shall preclude a person licensed not of the inhibition but of the monition, which in Mr. GREEN'S

to sell any intoxicating liquor to be consumed on the premises from case was issued on the 27th of June, 1879.

selling such liquors at any time to bona 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 THE PROPOSAL made in last year's Judicature Bill, to constitute of Corbett v. Haigh (L. R. 5 C. P. D. 50) a publican attempted to the judges of the High Court journeymen judges of the Court of convert persons entertained by a guest into “private friends” of Appeal met with such strong opposition from the profession that his own, just after closing hours ; relying on section 30 of the it was withdrawn. Lord CAIRNS put rather bluntly the leading Licensing Act, 1874, which enacts that “no person licensed ... objection to the proposal when he said that “it assumed that all shall be liable to any penalty for supplying intoxicating liquors the judges of first instance were fit to sit in the Court of Appeal. after the hours of closing to private friends bond 9de entertained The best men were wanted for that court." This remark may, by him at his own expense,” but the court held that the exempperhaps, have suggested the modification of the journeyman judge tion did not apply. It is doubtful, however, whether the principle scheme which was announced by the LORD CHANCELLOR in the of this case would apply to that of a guest “ made a lodger," House of Lords on Thursday week. It is now proposed to give unless indeed those who partook of the leg of mutton had their power to the Law Lords and the judges of the Judicial Com- beds for nothing. On the other hand, if there was any monev mittee, if willing to do so, to assist in the Court of Appeal. As staked in the card playing, the publican would be liable for regards the Law Lords, there can be no doubt that the carrying suffering gaming to be carried on on his premises under section out of this proposal would add weight to any decisions of the 17 of the Licensing Act, 1874, which section was, in Patten v. court in which they concurred; but it may be doubted whether Rhymer (29 L. J.M.C. 189), expressly held to apply to a publican the same result would follow from the addition to its bench of allowing his own private friends to play for money. 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 IT IS A LITTLE DIFFICULT at first sight to discover from the members of the Judicial Committee who had served as judges of reports of Mr. Justice Kay's judgment in the case of Lord Marcus first instance in England it would be more reasonable, but at the | Beresford y. Prince Batthyany the precise ground on which the learned judge refused to grant specific performance of the agree- | the marriage doe continue, for if that be dissolved, the dower ment; and to understand some of the observations ascribed to him ceaseth, ubi nullum matrimonium, ibi nulla dos " (Co. Litt. 32a.). in the daily papers. He is reported to have said that “the plain. He adds that this doctrine applies only to divorce à vinculo tiff's evidence showed most certainly that on his part there was an matrimonii ; which seems clearly to include the modern dissoluunconditional acceptance of the offer, but he had failed to show tion of marriage. 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

CLAUSE 12 of the Irish Crime Bill, which authorizes the the plaintiff was not the real offer made by the defendant, then

expulsion of aliens, effects this purpose by a re-enactment of there was no acceptance of the offer at all. The explanation of

11 & 12 Vict. c. 20, which was itself an adaptation of the view taken by the court of the transaction seems to be this :

the Act commonly known as the “ Alien Act" (33 Geo. 3, There was first a written offer by the defendant to sell to the

C. 4), passed in 1793, a very severe measure. After proplaintiff, the defendant supposing that the plaintiff was acting on

viding for the registration of aliens and establishing a very strict behalf of “a distinguished person.” When the plaintiff called

passport system, the statute of 1793 (section 15) enacted that on the defendant the latter (according to the plaintiff's evidence)

aliens not departing the realm, after being ordered so to do by asked the plaintiff whether he wanted the property for the

royal proclamation, should be committed to prison, “there to re“ distinguished person," and the plaintiff said that a person who

main without bail or mainprise until he or she should be delivered accompanied him was the “ distinguished person.” Thereupon

by due course of law.” The next section enacted that every alien the defendant changed his mind, and told the plaintiff he could

lawfully convicted of disobeying the proclamation “should be adnot sell without the consent of certain other persons. The

judged to suffer imprisonment for any time not exceeding one defendant, the learned judge thought, had a right to withdraw

month, and, at the expiration of the said term, to depart out of his offer at any time before a complete acceptance by the plain

the realm, and, if such alien should be found therein, after such tiff, and without any formal or express notice of withdrawal to

time in such judgment limited, without lawful cause, such alien the plaintiff, provided only he gave the latter to understand that

should, being duly convicted, be transported for life. By the 17th he was no longer in the mind to sell. As regards the latter point,

section a Secretary of State had power to grant a warrant " to the learned judge based his decision on the remarks of Lord

give in charge to one of his Majesty's messengers, in order to his Justice James in Dickinson y. Dodds (L. R. 2 Ch. D. 463), but being conducted out of the kingdom," any alien considered not we venture to think that those remarks must be taken with refer

likely to pay immediate obedience to the proclamation. The Act ence to the facts of the case before the learned Lord Justice.

which is now proposed to re-enact, 11 & 12 Vict. c. 20, was In Dickinson v. Dodds the defendant, after making the offer, had,

equally direct in its terms, but milder in its punishments, power to the knowledge of the plaintiff, before the latter accepted the

of bail being given to a judge of any of the superior courts, and offer, actually agreed to sell the property to another person (see p.

the extreme punishment being twelve months' imprisonment. 473). There appears to be rather a wide difference between the

Both Acts were temporary only and do not appear to have been information as to change of mind of the offeror conveyed to the

continued. It will be observed that the provisions for expulsion offeree by the knowledge that the offeror has since the offer sold

| applied only to particular aliens publicly named, but that they the property offered to another person, and by a mere statement

applied to all parts of the United Kingdom equally. The new Bill in conversation that the offeror cannot sell without the consent

incorporates 11 & 12 Vict. c. 20 (by reference), with the modification of some other persons. This latter statement does not seem to

that " an order shall not be made directing any alien within be necessarily equivalent to a statement that he was no longer

Great Britain to depart this realm, except in the case where an in the mind to sell.

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 A LEGAL SYSTEM like our own, in which much is of imme-prefer a bodily incorporation of 11 & 12 Vict. c. 20 to an morial antiquity, affords peculiar facilities for modern statutes to

incorporation by reference only. stumble up against venerable relics of the past. A few days ago Mr. Justice Fry was called upon, in the case of Frampton y. Stephens, to decide, for the first time, what is the effect of a modern dissolution of marriage upon a wife's claim for dower.! WE PRINT elsewhere a letter signed “B.," which adds another Mr. and Mrs. STEPHENS were married in 1859, and though Mrs. to the many hints tending to show that certain eminent persons, STEPHENS took certain benefits in some of her husband's property in their haste to swallow the Conveyancing Act whole, may under a marriage settlement, there was nothing to show that they were perhaps have taken a too favourable view of its digestibility. It intended to be in satisfaction of her claim for dower. The marriage is true that we do not think this particular matter practically imwas afterwards dissolved on the wife's petition against the husband, portant, but it is highly symptomatic. “B." asks whether certain the decree being made absolute in 1875. The ex-husband died learned authors of precedent books are right in using the in 1878 intestate, without having executed any declaration what-words “ in fee simple" in the habendum of a mortgage of ever to deprive his wife of her right to dower. In 1881 she freeholds to an incorporated building society, section 51 of married Mr. FRAMPTON; and by this action she and her present the Conveyancing Act being apparently inapplicable to a husband claimed dower in certain fee simple estates of which corporation aggregate. As the life of a corporation is STEPHENS had died seised. The claim was, of course, against conterminous with its whole existence, and the life of a corpora the heir-at-law of STEPHENS, who was Mrs. FRAMPTON's eldest tion aggregate is wholly distinct from that of its members, a son by her former marriage. These facts being set out in the corporation aggregate may take a (quasi) estate in fee without the statement of claim, the defendant demurred; and Mr. Justice use of any words of succession at all. “If lands be given to a FRY last week allowed the demurrer. Here the facts were such dean and chapter they have a fee simple without the word as to make the wife's claim as strong as such a claim ever can successors,' for that the body never dies” (Co. Lit. 94b). But be; for (1) the divorce took place by no fault of hers; and (2) this fact supplies no good reason for inserting in a mortgage of she had not married again at the time when STEPHENS died. freeholds to an incorporated building society words of limitation The subject ought undoubtedly to have been dealt with when the which take effect only by force of the Conveyancing Act, and do not 20 & 21 Vict. c. 85 placed the modern law of divorce upon a l seem to have been meant to apply to corporations. It is also notetotally different footing from the old. Such questions ought not worthy that one of the works to which our correspondent refers, to be left to ancient analogies for their settlement. And it is not in a conveyance to a railway company, makes both the conveyance certain that the Legislature would deliberately have enacted what and the habendum “ to the said company, their successors and Mr. Justice Fry was compelled to lay down as the law. He could assigns." We have previously observed that a tendency to hardly have decided otherwise, if there is any weight in the vacillation between several alternative phrases and methods seems following passage from Lord COKE :—“But it is necessary that to be rather a feature of the newest fashion in conveyancing.

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