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May 21, 1887.

THE SOLICITORS' JOURNAL.

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LOWER, SAMUEL HENRY, Brighton, Baker. Brighton. Pet May 10. Ord May 10 BAILEY, PETER EDWARD. Swinton, nr Manchester, no occupation. Macclesfield.
MANCHESTER, WILLIAM, Portsea, Bootmaker. Portsmouth. Pet May 10, Ord

Pet March 31. Ord May 7
May 10

BARBER, GEORGE, Liverpool, Tailor. Liverpool. Pet.May 10. Ord May 11
MARCHANT, ROBERT MUDGE, Canonbury villas, Islington, Civil Engineer. High BARRINGTON, CALEB, Manchester, China Dealer. Manchester. Pet May 10. Ord
Court. Pet April 13. Ord May 6

May 11
MASSEY, JOHN, Hawksworth, Notts, Farmer. Nottingham. Pet May 11. Ord BAXTER. JOHN EDWARD, Munster pk, Fulhåm. High Court. Pet Feb 28. Ora
May 11

May 10
MELLOR, THOMAS, Sheffield, Grocer. Sheffield. Pet May 10. Ord May 10 BORASTON, WILLIAM, Ackleton, Salop, Grocer. Madeley. Pet March 21. Ord

May 10
MORGAN, EDWIN, Newbury, Berks, Stonemason. Newbury. Pet May 11. Ord
May 11

BROADGATE, JOSEPH PALFREMAN, Brigg, Lincoln, Auctioneer. Gt Grimsby. Pet
NEALE, HARRY, Salisbury, Painter. Salisbury. Pet May 10. Ord May 10

May 10. Ord May 11

CHIFFERS, JOB, Glastonbury, Somerset, Grocer. Wells. Pet May 3. Ord
NEWBY, WILLIAM, New Malton, Yorks, Fancy Draper. Scarborough. Pet May May 10
9. Ord May 9

COLLINS, THOMAS, Aberystwith, Cardigan, Ironmonger. Aberystwith. Pet
NISBECK, TOM, Pontymister, Mon, Innkeeper. Newport, Mon. Pet April 28. May 2. Ord May 9
Ord May 9

DENNIE, WILLIAM HENRY, Sheffield, Tobacco Manufacturer. Sheffield. Pet
OUTON, ANNIE. Landport, Hampshire, Dealer in Fancy Goods. Portsmouth. May 7. Ord May 9
Pet May 7. Ord May 7

DEVONALD, GEORGE JAMES, and HERBERT EDWIN ELNEST CALL, Bristol, Ware-
PARET, JOHN PAUL, Great Sutton st, Clerkenwell, Artificial Flower Manu housemen. Bristol. Pet April 16. Ord May 9
facturer. High Court. Pet May :0. Ord May 10

DOBNEY, ROBERT LEWIS, North Malvern, Worcester, Carriage Proprietor.
PEARCE, WALTER, Derby, Butcher. Derby. Pet May 10. Ord May 10

Worcester. Pet May 2. Ord May 9
PICKERING, WILLIAM, Preston, Plumber. Preston. Pet May 11. Ord May 11

ELLIOT, WILLIAM, Woodchester Mills, nr Stroud, Woollen Cloth Manufacturer.

Gloucester. Pet April 5. Ord May 9
RAWSTHORNE, ROBERT, Southport, out of business. Liverpool. Pet April 30. FULCHER, GEORGE, Cricketfield rd, Lower Clapton, Potato Salesman. High
Ord May 11

Court. Pet May 9. Ord May 10
Rooms, EDWARD ALFRED JAMES, Portsea, Tobacconist. Portsmouth. Pet May GARRATT, CHARLES, Ridgmount, Bedford, Butcher. Bedford. Pet May 6. Ord.
11. Ord May 11

May 9
ROTHWELL, THOMAS, Shaw, nr Oldham, Cotton Spinner. Oldham, Pet May 11. GARRATT, JOSEPH, Gloucester, Refreshment house Keepor. Gloucester. Pet
Ord May 11

April 26. Ord May 10
RUFFY, ELIZABETH LOUISA, Geddington, Northamptonshire, Spioster. North- GOODWIN, WILLIAM SLATER, Shottle, Derby, Farmer. Derby. Pet May 9. Ord
ampton. Pet May 10. Ord May 10

May 9
SHEPLEY. THOMAS, jun, Manchester, Furniture Broker. Mancbester. Pet May GROVE, WILLIAM, Hereford, Nurseryman. Hereford. Pet May 11. Ord May 11

9. Ord May 9
SMITH, JAMES BRAMWELL, Liverpool, Joiner. Liverpool. Pet May 10. Ord HOUGHTON, ROBERT, Bristol, Ironmonger. Bristol. Pet April 20. Ord May 10
May 10

HUGHES, WILLIAM R, Bangor, General Dealer. Bangor. Pet April 13. Ord
TAYLOR, CHARLES JAMES, Cleckeaton, Yorks, Innkeeper. Bradford. Pet May May 10
11. Ord May 11

JONES, CADWALLADER, Llangynog, Montgomery, Innkeeper. Newtown. Pet
TAYLOR, SAMUEL, Crewe, Cheshire, Hatter. Nantwich and Crewe. Pet May 9. April 12. Ord May 11
Ord May 9

JONES, GEORGE WINTER, Soho, Stafford, Iron Merchant. Oldbury. Pet May 3.
WATSON, WALTER HENRY, and JOHN SIMPSON STEEL, Lilliput rd, Victoria Ord May 11

Docks, Hardware Merchants. High Court. Pet May 10. Ord May 10 JONES, WILLIAM, Bangor, Plumber. Bangor. Pet April 27. Ord May 11
WETHERLY, ALBERT ROWDEN, Southsea, Baker. Portsmouth. Pet May 10.
Ord May 10

LEWIS, MORGAN LLEWELLYN, Cardiff, Grocer. Cardiff. Pet May 6. Ord May 7
WOOD, WALTER, Thirsk, Yorks, Tallow Chandler. Northallerton. Pet May 7. LOWER, SAMUEL HENRY, Brighton, Baker. Brighton. Pet May 10. Ord May 10
Ord May 7

MANCHESTER, WILLIAM, Portsea, Bootmaker. Portsmouth. Pet May 10. Ord The following amended notice is substituted for that published in the

May 10

MARCHANT, ROBERT MUDGE, Canonbury villas, Islington, Civil Engineer.
London Gazette of April 29.

High Court. Pet April 13. Ord May 10
J.LOYD, NATHANIEL, Manchester, Merchant. Manchester. Pet March 29. Ord
April 27

MASSEY, JOHN. Hawksworth, Nottinghamshire, Farmer. Nottingham. Pet

May 11. Ord May 11
The following Amended Notice is substituted for that published in the
London Gazette of May 10.

MAYNARD, HENRY N., and HENRY JOHN COOKE, Victoria st, Engineers. High
Nixon, GEORGE TOOTH, LUTHER NIXON, JOSEPH GILBERT BANKS, Rugeley, MORGAN, EDWIN, Newbury, Berks, Stonemason. Newbury. Pet May 11. Ord
Ironfounders. Stafford, Pet May 7. Ord May 7

May 11
FIRST MEETINGS.

NEWBY, WILLIAM, New Malton, Yorks, Draper. Scarborough. Pet May 9. Ord
ALLINGTON, WALTER, Weelsby, Boot Dealer. May 25 at 12.30. Off Rec, 3, Haven

May 9 st, Gt Grimsby

NICHOLSON, JAMES, Southsea, Draper. Portsmouth. Pat April 21. Ord May 7 ARMSTRONG, HENRY, Lowestoft, Smack Owner. May 21 at 11. Off Rec, 8, King NISBECK, TOM, Pontymister, Mon, Innkeeper. Newport, Mon. Pet April 27. st, Norwich

Ord May 10
ARMSTRONG, RALPH, Rochdale, Licensed Victualler. May 23 at 3.30. Townhall, OUTON, ANNIE. Landport, Hampshire, Dealer in Fancy Goods. Portsmouth.
Rochdale

Pet May 7. Ord May 7
BeyANT, EDWARD, Tunbridge Wells, Furniture Dealer. May 20 at 3. Spencer PEARCE, WALTER, Derby, Butcher. Derby. Pet May 10. Ord May 10
COLE, ROBERT DAVID, Gurnard, Isle of Wight, Builder. May 20 at 11. Of Rec, PICKERING, WILLIAM, Preston, Plumber. Preston. Pet May 11. Ord May 11

ROBINSON. JAMES Wilsox, Macclesfield, Grocer. Macclesfield. Pet April 21.
COOPER, JOHN GREGORY, Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, Veterinary Surgeon. May Ord May 7
24 at 2.45. George Hotel, Chatteris

ROOMS, EDWARD ALFRED JAMES, Portsea, Tobacconist. Portsmouth. Pet May
DAWBER, JOHN, Scarborough, Auctioneer. May 23 at 12.80. Station Hotel, 11. Ord May 11
York

RUFFY, ELIZABETH LOUISA, Geddington, Northamptonshire, Spinster. North-
DEAN, SAMUEL, Cleckheaton, Yorks, Cabinet Maker. May 20 at 3. Off Rec, 31, ampton. Pet May 10. Ord May 10
Manor row, Bradford

SHEEN, EDWARD, Waterloo rd, no occupation. High Court. Pet April 25. Ord
FRENCH, ELIZABETH, Brighton, Lodging House Keeper. May 20 at 12. Off Rec, May 10
4, Pavilion bldgs, Brighton

SHEPLEY, THOMAS, jun, Manchester, Furniture Broker. Manchester. Pet May
GEORGE, FRANK, Lambeth walk, Cheesemonger. May 20 at 11. 33, Carey st, 9. Ord May 9
Lincoln's inn

TAYLOR, SAMUEL, Crewe, Cheshire, Hatter. Nantwich and Crewe. Pet May 9.
GODWIN, JOHN, Walton, Brecon, Baker. May 25 at 12. Off Rec, Merthr Tydfil Ord May 9
GREEN, CHARLES THOMAS, Cheapside, Tailor. May 20 at 2.30. Bankruptcy THOMAS, RICHARD, Llangybi, Carnarvonshire, Farmer. Bangor. Pet March 2.
HARRISON, JOHN, Bedford hill, Balham, no occupation. May 24 at 3. 109, Vic- THOMAS, WILLIAM, Nantygaseg, nr Amlwch, Anglesey, Farmer. Bangør. Pet
HUDSON, ROBERT BOULTON, Leece, nr Ulverston, Farmer. May 21 at 11. 2, TURNEL, ROBERT HENRY, Plymouth, Fish Buyer. East Stonehouse. Pet May 7.

Ord May 10
HULLY, RICHARD, Lancaster, Ale Merchant. May 23 at 2.16. Law Society,

UGLOW, Joun, and EDWARD PICKEN UGLOW, Broad Clyst, Devon, Millers. Exeter.
Castle hill, Lancaster
JONEL DON REES, New Oxford st, Tailor. May 20 at 12. Bankruptcy bldngs, WALKER, JAMES, Amcotts, Lincolnshire, Bricklayer. Sheffield. Pet April 19.
LINES, BENJAMIN AUGUSTUS, Tingewick, Buckinghamshire, Threshing Machine

WETHERLY, ALBERT ROWDEN, Southsea, Baker. Portsmouth. Pet May 9. Ord
Proprietor. May 23 at 10. Coudry Court, Banbury

May 11
NewBY, WILLIAM, New Malton, Yorks, Draper. May 20 at 11.30. Off Rec, 74,

WILSON, GEORGE, Newcastle on Tyne, Plumber. Newcastle on Tyne. Pet
Newborough st, Scarborough

April 26. Ord May 9
NISBECK, TOM, Pontymister. Mon, Innkeeper. May 23 at 12.

Off Rec, 12,

Wood, CHARLES, York, Builder. York. Pet April 30. Ord May 9
Tredegar pl, Newport, Mon
SAUNDERS, ARTHUR MORRELL, Sunbury on Thames, Broker. May 24 at 11. 16

WOOD, WALTER, Thirsk, Yorks, Tallow Chandler. Northallerton. Pet May 7.

Ord May 7
Room, 30 and 31, Swithin's lane
SEARLE, GEORGE, Bow rd, Boot Dealer. May 20 at 12. 33, Carey st, Lincoln's

YOUNG, CHARLES, Stockton on Tees, Ironmonger. Stockton on Tees and Mid

dlesborough. Pet April 16. Ord May 5
SHEPHERD, HERBERT, Gt Yarmouth, Grocer. May 21 at 12. Off Rec, 8 King st,

ADJUDICATION ANNULLED.
SMITH, JAMES BRAMWELL, Liverpool, Joiner. May 25 at 3. Off Rec, 85, Victoria

BOUGHTON, JOHN KING, Aylesbury, Bucks, Coal Merchant. Aylesbury. Adjud st, Liverpool

Jan 17. Annul May 4
SMITH, JOHN ALFRED, Falcon rd, Battersea, Cheesemonger. May 20 at 3. 109,

London Gazette.-TUESDAY, May 17.

RECEIVING ORDERS.
TIMS, John, Barrow in Furness, Builder. May 24 at 11. 2, Paxton terr, Barrow BECKWITH, WALTER, Leeds, Marble Merchant. Leeds. Pet May 13. Ord May 13
TINSLAY, CHARLES J, Ann st, Mile End, Licensed Victualler. May 20 at 2.30.

BENSON, GEORGE, Nun Monkton, Yorks, Licensed Victualler. York. Pet May 33, Carey st, Lincoln's inn

12. Ord May 12 TOWNSEND, JAMES, GEORGE TOWNSEND, and ROBERT TOWNSEND, Colne, Cotton BROWN, WILLIAM, High st, Stoke Newington, Draper. High Court. Pet May

Pet
WALKER, George, and "Forte WALKER coolnen Furness. Aerated Water BURGUM, GEORGE, "Cinderford, Gloucestershire, Innkeeper. Gloucester.

May 13. Ord May 13
WATSON, OSBORN HENRY, Dover, Draper. May 21 at 11.30. Bankruptcy bldgs,

COLLINS, GEORGE, Chilmark, Wilts, Farmer, Salisbury. Pet May 13. Ord

May 13
ADJUDICATIONS.

CONEY, LOUISA ELLIOTT, Tottenham ct rd, Boot Manufacturer. High Court.
ALLCOOK, CHARLES, Bewdley, Worcester, without employment. Kidderminster.

Pet May 13. Ord May 13

DAVIDSON, WOLFF, Downs park rd, Merchant. High Court. Ord May 7 ARMSTRONG, HENRY, Lowestoft, Smackowner. At Yarmouth. Pet May 9. Ord ELLIOTT, THOMAS, Preston, Lancashire, Watchmaker. Preston. Pet May 13.

Ord May 13

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ETIENNE, VICTOR EMILE, Uxbridge, Trupk Maker. High Court. Pet Jan 22 ROBERTS, JOHN, Bournemouth, House Decorator. May 26 at 12.30. Criterion Ord May 12

Hotel, Bournemouth FISHER, DAVID, Selston, Notts, out of business. Derby. Pet May 12. Ord May 12 ROOMS, EDWARD ALFRED JAMES, Portsea, Tobacconist. May 25 at 3.30. 166,

Queen st, Portsea HILL, CALEB FELIX ELISHA, Pelsall, Staffs, Butcher. Walsall. Pet May 13.

ROTHWELL, THOMAS, Shaw, nr Oldham, Cotton Spinner. May 25 at 3. Off Rec, Ord May 13

Priory chmbrs, Union et, Oldham HILL, FREDERICK WILLIAM, Bournemouth, Music Seller. Poole. Pet May 12.

SHAND. JOHN AUCHMEDDAN BAIRD. Pump ct, Temple, Barrister at Law. May 25 Ord May 12

at 12. 33. Carey st, Lincoln's inn HOOKING, RICHARD, Truro, Blacksmith. Truro. Pet May 12. Ord May 12

SHEPLEY THOMAS, jun, Manchester, Furniture Broker. May 24 at 11.30. Off HODGSON, THOMAS, Lazonby, Cumberland, Joiner. Carlisle. Pet May 13. Ord Rec, Ogden's chmbrs, Bridge st, Manchester May 13

SKEAVINGTON, JAMES (Sep Estate), Ilkeston, Derby, Lace Manufacturer. May HOLLING. JOHN, Tankersley, Yorks, Innkeepe Barnsley. Pet May 13. Ord 25 at 4.15. Flying Horse Hotel, Nottingham May 13

SKEAVINGTON. JAMES DRUMMOND, and JAMES SKEAVINGTON, Nottingham, Lace HOUGH, EDWARD JORDAN, Bishopegate st, Merchant High Court. Pet Apr 4. Manufacturers. May 25 at 3. Flying Horse Hotel, Notingham Ord May 12

SKEAAINGTON, JAMES DRUMMOND (sep estate), Ikeston, Derby, Lace Manufacturer HUNT, WILLIAM HUGHES, Bradford, Tailor. Bradford. Pet May 14. Ord May 14 May 25 at 4. Flying Horse Hotel, Nottingham

May 25 at 11. Off Rec HYAM, MONTAGUE, Holborn Viaduct, Tailor. High Court. Pet May 11. Ord | TAYLOR, CHARLES JAMES Cleckheaton, Innkeeper.

31. Manor row. Bradford May 12 LINTOTT, JABEZ JAMES, address unknown, Bootmaker. High Court. Pet Feb

WELFORD, JOHN, Highgate Hill, Dairyman. May 25 at 11. 33, Carey st, Lin

coln's inn 19. Ord May 13

WETHERLY, ALBERT ROWDEN, Southsea, Baker. May 26 at 3. 166, Queen st, LITTLE. GEORGE, sen, and GEORGE LITTLE, jun, Cheltenham, Hay Dealers.

Portsea Cheltenham. Pet Mav 12. Ord May 12

WOOD, EMMA BUDDEN, Folkestone, Schoolmistress. May 25 at 3.80. 73, SandNICHOLAS, WILLIAM, Bristol, Flour Dealer. Bristol. Pet May 14. Ord May 14

gate rd, Folkestone NORRIS, ALFRED, and HENRY NORRIS, Bishopsgate st Within, Stationers. WRAY, A AROV, Kingston upon Hull, Solicitor. May 27 at 2. Hull Law Society, High Court Pet Mar 11. Ord May 13

Bowlalley lane. Hull PEACE, HENRY HORTON, Denby Dale, Yorks, out of business. Bardsley. Pet | WRIGHT, THOMAS HOLLIS, and DAVID JAMES WRIGHT, Warwick st, WharMay 13. Ord May 13

fingers. May 26 at 11. Bankruptcy bldge, Lincoln's ion RANDALL, JOHN CLARKE, Cuxham, Oxforshire, Miller. Oxford. Pet April 16. ZACHARY, WILLIAM FISHWICK, Walton, nr Liverpool, Furniture Dealer. May 27 Ord May 14

at 3. Off Rec, 35, Victoria st, Liverpool
ROBERTS, JOHN, Bournemouth, House Decorator. Poole. Pet May 13. Ord
May 13

AJUDICATIONS.
RUSSELL, WILLIAM HUTCHINSON, Kilham, Yorks, Farmer. Kingston upon Hull.
Pet May 5. Ord May 14

ANDERSON, WILLIAM, Cannou st, Licensed Victualler. High Court. Pet Apr

28. Ord May 14 SKEAVINGTON, JAMES DRUMMOND, and JAMES SKEAVINGTON, Nottingham, Lace Manufacturers. Derby. Pet May 12. Ord May 12

AUSTIN, THOMAS, Birmingham, Tailor. Birmingham. Pet Apr 19. Ord May 14 SLIGHT, JOHN BULLIVANT, King's Lynn, Norfolk, Clerk in Holy Orders. King's BARROW, GEORGE WILLIAM, Leckhampton, Gloucs, Jeweller. Cheltenham. Lynn. Pet May 12. Ord May 12

Pet Apr 19. Ord May 12
TREGELLAS, JOSIAH, Plymouth, Tailor. East Stonehouse. Pet May 13. Ord BATTEN, ISAAC, Penzance, Watchmaker. Truro. Pet Apr 25. Ord May 11

May 13
WARD, JOHN, Sheffield, Grocer. Sheffield. Pet May 12. Ord May 12

BECKWITH, WALTER, Leeds, Marble Merchant. Leeds. Pet May 13. Ord May 13 WENNEY, JOHN, New Clee, Lincolnshire, Fish Merchant. Great Grimsby. Pet BRYANT, EDWARD, Tunbridge Wells, Furniture Dealer. Tunbridge Wells. Pet May 13. Ord May 13

May 6. Ord May 14 WILLOUGHBY, EDWIN THOMAS, Jamaica rd, Bermondsey, Printer. High Court.

BUGG, JOHN, Dinton, Wilts, Miller. Salisbury. Pet Apr 16. Ord May 12 Pet March 30. Ord May 12

BURGUM, GEORGE, Cinderford, Gloucs, Innkeeper. Gloucester. Pet May 13. WOOD. EMMA BUDDEN, Folkestone, Schoolmistress. Canterbury. Pet May 10. Ord May 13 Ord May 10

BUSHELL, HENRY, Nonington, Kent, Farmer. Canterbury. Pet Apr 25. Ord ZACHARY, WILLIAM FISHWICK, Walton, or Liverpool, Furniture Dealer. Liver May 13 pool. Pet May 12. Ord May 12

CROYDEN, RATCLIFF HENRY, Weymouth, Auctioneer. Dorchester. Pet May 10.

Ord May 13
RECEIVING ORDER RESCINDED.

DOWSETT. EDWARD, John, Great Dunmow, Essex, Picture Frame Maker.

Chelmsford. Pet May 10. Ord May 12
BOWLES, GEORGE FREDERICK, St Lawrence rd, Notting Hill, Gent. High Court.
Ord March 29. Resc May 10

ELLIOTT, THOMAS, Preston, Watchmaker. Preston. Pet May 13. Ord May 13

ENTHOVEN, H. C., New Bond st, Dealer in Works of Art. High Court. Pet FIRST MEETINGS.

March 2. Ord May 12 BHNSON, GEORGE, Nun Monkton, Yorks, Licensed Victualler. May 26 at 12. Of FISHER, DAVID, Selston, Nottinghamshire, out of business. Derby. Pet May 9. Rec, 17, Blake st, York

Ord May 12 BLUNDERFIELD, HENRY, and WILLIAM HIDE, Lettice st, Dancer st, Fulham rd,

FROST. WALTER ISAAC, Maury rd, Stoke Newington, Root Salesman. High Builders. May 25 at 11. Bankruptcy bldgs, Lincoln's inn

Court. Pet May 3. Ord May 12 BROWN, ARCHIBALD DOUGLAS, Bristol, Cabinet Manufacturer. June 3 at 2. Of HILL, CALEB FELIX ELISHA, Pelsall, Staffordshire, Butcher. Walsall. Pet May Rec, Bank chbrs, Bristol

13. Ord May 13 COLLINS, GEORGE, Chilmark, Wilts, Farmer. May 27 at 3. Off Rec, Salisbury

HOCKING, RICHARD, Truro, Blacksmith. Truro. Pet May 12. Ord May 12 CROYDEN, RATCLIFF HENRY, Weymouth, Auctioneer. May 24 at 1.80. Off Rec,

HODGSON, THOMAS, Lazonby, Cumberland, Joiner. Carlisle. Pet May 13. Ord

May 18
Salisbury
DIXON. THOMAS GRIFFIES, Nant Hall, Flint, Esq. May 26 at 12.

HUNT WILLIAM HUGHES, Bradford, Tailor. Bradford. Pet May 13. Ord

Off Rec, Chester

May 14 DODSON, EDWIN, London st, Fenchurch st, Tailor. May 26 2.30. 33, Carey st,

KEMP. CORNELIUS, Plashet lane, Essex, Manager. High Court. Pet April 5. Lincoln's inn

Ord May 13 DOWSETT, EDWARD JOHN, Gt Dunmow, Essex, Picture Frame Maker. May 25 at

MACHIN, ARTHUR, Ironfield, Derbyshire, Draper. Chesterfield. Pet April 23.

Ord May 12 10.30. Shirehall, Chelmsford ELLIOTT, THOMAS, Preston, Lancashire, Watchmaker. May 25 at 3. Off Rec, 14,

MARSH, JOSEPH Cox, Queen Victoria st, Commission Agent. High Court. Pet Cbapel st, Preston

Jan 13. Ord May 12 FISHER, DAVID, Selston, Nottingbamshire, out of business. May 25 at 2. Flying

MASTERS, JOHN, Sittingbourne, Barge Builder. Rochester. Pet May 5. Ord Horse Hotel, Nottingham

May 12 GOODWIN, WILLIAM SLATER, Shottle, Duffield, Derbyshire, Farmer. May 24 at

METCALFE, LEONARD, Southgate, Bradford, Beerhouse Keeper. Bradford. Pet 3.30.Off Rec. St James's chmbrs, Derby HARROW, HENRY, Heathfield pk, Willesden green, out of business. May 26 at 11.

NAYLOR, JOHN. Høyland Nether, Yorks, out of business. Barnsley. Pet April

16. Ord May 13 Bankruptcy bldgs, Portugal st, Lincoln's inn fields HILL, FREDERICK WILLIAM, Bournemouth, Music Seller. May 26 at 1.30.

NOBLE, THOMAS, Dalton in Furness, Farmer. Ulverston and Barrow in Furness. Criterion Hotel, Bournemouth

Pet March 1. Ord May 12 HOARE, THOMAS, address unknown, Licensed Victualler. May 25 at 2,30. 33,

PRICKETT, THOMAS, Milford Haven, Grocer. Pembroke Dock. Pet April 27. Ord Carey st, Lincoln's inn

May 14 HOCKING, RICHARD, Truro, Blacksmith. May 25 a: 4. Off Rec, Boscawen st,

ROGERS, THOMAS. Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, Baker. Worcester. Pet Truro

May 7. Ord May 14 HODGSON, THOMAS, Lazonby, Cumberland, Joiner. May 26 at 12. Off Rec, 34,

SMITH, JAMES BRAMWELL, Liverpool, Joiner. Liverpool. Pet May 10. Ord May 13 Fisher st, Carlisle

SPROAT, JOHN, and ISRAEL SCARGILL, Barnsley, Yorke, Grocers. Barnsley. Pet HOUSDEN, CHARLES, Chatsworth rd, Clapton, Grocer. May 25 at 11. Bankruptcy bldgs, Lincoln's inn

STANIAR, JAMES PETER, and CHARLES ROBERTS, Manchester, Merchants. ManJELKS, WILLIAM, Holloway rd, Furniture Dealer. May 26 at 11. 33, Carey

chester. Pet Nov 11. Ord May 13 st, Lincoln's inn

STOW. JOSEPH HOLGATE, Keighley, Yorks, Shop Manager. Bradford. Pet Apri LANSLEY, GEORGE, London st, Paddington, Horse Dealer. May 25 at 12. Bank

29. Ord May 14 ruptcy bldgs, Lincoln's inn

TREGELLAS. JOSIAH, Plymouth, Tailor. East Stonehouse. Pet May 12. Or LITTLE, GEORGE, Een, and GEORGE LITTLE, jun, Cheltenham, Hay Dealers. May May 14 LOTERY, HYMan, St Maryst, Whitechapen, Clothier. May 26 at 12. Bankruptcy Watson, WALTER Honey, and JOUN SIMPSON STEEL, Lilliput rd, Victoria Docks,

WARD, JOHN, Sheffield, Grocer. Sheffield. Pet May 12. Ord May 12 bldgs. Lincoln's inn LOWER, SAMUEL HENRY, Brigton, Baker. May 24 at 12. Off Rec, 4 Pavilion LUNDY, JAMES FREER, Weelsby, Lincoln, Nautical Instrument Maker. May 25 bidgs, Brighton

WENNEY, JOHN, New Clee, Lincolnshire, Fish Merchant. Gt Grimsby. Pet at 1. Off Rec, 3, Haven st, Gt Grimsby

WHITING, CHARLES, Liverpool, Mariner. Liverpool. Pet April 21. Ord May 14 MANCHESTER, WILLIAM, Portsea, Bootmaker. May 25 at 3. Portsea

166, Queen st, WOOD, EMMA BUDDEN, Folkestone, Schoolmistress. Canterbury. Pet May 1 MANKNELL, BENJAMIN JACKSON, Norton, Derby, Traveller. May 25 at 11.30. Off

WRIGHT, HENRY TOWNLEY, Brisbane, Queensland, Commander in Navy. High Rec, Figtree lane, Sheffield

Court. Pet Oct 12. Ord May 12 MITCHELL, FRANCIS HENRY, East hill, Oakleigh pk, Whetstone, Clerk. May 25

at 11. 16 Room, 30 and 31, St Swithin's lane NEALE, HARRY, Salisbury, Painter. May 24 at 3.15. Off Rec, Salisbury OUTON, ANNIE, Landpoit, Hampshire, Dealer in Faacy Goods. May 25 at 12.

168, Queen st, Portsea PEARCE, WALTER, Derby, Butcher.

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. May 24 at 2.30. chmbrs, Derby

Off Rec, St James's PICKERING, WILLIAM, Preston, Plumber. May 24 at 3. Off Rec, Chapel st,

CRACKNALI. - March 28, at Roeboume, Western Australia, Stephen James Preston PRITCHETT, JOHN, Birmingham, Builder. May 26 at 11. 25, Colmore row, Bir

DAUBNEY.–May 6, at Market" Rasen, Lincolnshire, Robert Heaford Daubney, mingham REES EDWARD, Cardiff, Hay Merchant. May 24 at 11.30. Off Rec, 3, Crock

DE GEX.-May 14, at Hyde-park-square, Sir John Peter De Ges, Q.C., M.A, herbtown, Cardiff

STEVENS.- May 11, at Norwich, George Alden Stevens, solicitor, aged 56,

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vance includes Double Numbers and Postage. Subscribers can have May 24.-Messrs. O. D. FIELD & Son, at the Mart, at 1 p.m., Freehold Ground their Volumes bound at the office-cloth, 28. 6d., half law calf, 5s. 6d.

(see advertisement. Mav 14, p. 6),
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advertisement, May 14, p. 6).
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476 THE LIMITS OF THE RULE IN

LEGAL NEWS

481 GEORGE V. CLAGETT

473
COURT PAPERS..

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THE INCIDENCE OF ADMINISTRA WINDING-UP NOTICES

482 TION COSTS

473

CREDITORS' NOTICES authenticated by the name of the writer.

482 REVIEWS

475
BANKRUPTOY NOTICES

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To Her Majesty, the Lord Chancellor, the Whole of
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1,000 Leaf Book, 5s. 6d.
with starch, &c., and IN REALITY CHEAPER than such

ROBES FOR QUEEN'S COUNSEL AND BARRISTERS.
Mixtures.

500 Leaf Book, 3s. 6d.
Made instantaneously with boiling water, a teaspoonful
SOLICITORS' GOWNS.

English made.
to a Breakfast Cup, costing less than a halfpenny. Law Wigs and Gowns for Registrars, Town Clerks,
COCOATINA A LA VANILLE is the most delicate, digestible,

and Clerks of the Peace.

THE BEST LETTER COPYING BOOK OUT.
cheapest Manilla Chocolate, and may be taken when
richer chocolate is prohibited.

CORPORATION ROBES, UNIVERSITY AND CLERGY GOWNS
In tins at 1s. 6d., 3., 58. 6d., &c., by Chemists and

ESTABLISHED 1689.

WODDERSPOON & CO.,
Grocers,
Charities on Special Terms by the Sole Proprietor,

94, CHANCERY LANE, LONDON. 7, SERLE STREET, AND 1, PORTUGAL STREET, H. SCHWEITZER & Co., 10, Adam-st., Strand, London, W.C.

LINCOLN'S INN, W.O.
SUMMER TOURS IN SCOTLAND,
YACHTING CRUISE TO THE LAND OF THE

LONDON GAZETTE (published by authority) and

LONDON and COUNTRY ADVERTISEMENT
MIDNIGHT SUN.

GLASGOW and the HIGHLANDS (Royal
Route viâ Crinan and Caledonian Oanals).

OFFICE.-No. 117, CHANCERY LANE, FLEET

STREET.
Royal Mail Steamer COLUMBA or IONA from

begs to direct the attention of the Legal Profession 9th and July 9th for a Twenty-five days' Pleasure Steamers, passengers for Oban, Fort-William. Inver- to the advantages of his long experience of upwards of Cruise to the beautiful Norwegian Fjords and the ness, Lochawe, Skye. Gairloch, Staffa, Iona, Glencoe, forty years, in the special insertion of all pro forma North Cape; and on August 6th for a Fourteen days Stornaway, &c. Official Guide, 3d. ; Illustrated, 6d. notices, &c., and hereby solicits their continued support.Cruise to the Fjords and Molde, keeping in smooth and 1s., by post, or at W. H. Smith & Sons' Railway N.B. One copy of advertisement only required, and the water inside the Islands.- For particulars of these and

Bookstalls. Time Bill with Map and Fares free from strictest care and promptitude assured. Official stamped subsequent cruises apply to MANAGER, Yacht the owner, DAVID MACBRAYNE, 119, Hope-street, forms for advertisement and file of "London Gazette" "Ceylon " Office, 7, Pall Mall, S.W. Cilasgow.

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Lighted throughout by Electric Light.

VIEW OF ONE OF THE STRONG ROOMS FITTED WITH SAFES.

Each Renter has a separate Safe or strong Room, and is possessed of the only

key to it in existence, thus ensuring complete Privacy and Security. Prospectus and Cards of Admission to view sent Post-Free on application to the Manager, THE CHANCERY LANE SAFE DEPOSIT, 61 & 62, CHANCERY LANE, LONDON.

TO THE HOLDERS OF INDIA 44 PERCENT STOCK, AND THE MORTGAGE INSURANCE COR

interest at £4 per Cent, per annum to that date, and holders insuring the return of the Amount invested PESIDENTIAL CHAMBERS to be LET, Dividend Warrants by post relating to India £4 per for the disposal of Property of deceased and other Solicitors, and the Trade, that their Season for the par on the 10th October, 1888, due notice of the re- their Auction Sales of Wearing Apparel, Piece tages to small as to large consignments. libraries

QUEEN INSURANCE COMPANY.
Head Office of the Company: QUEEN INSURANCE BUILDINGS, 10, DALE STREET, LIVERPOOL.
London Office : QUEEN INSURANCE BUILDINGS, 60 GRACECHURCH STREET.

TWENTY-NINTH ANNUAL REPORT. The Report and Accounts for the year 1886, presented to the Shareholders at the Annual Meeting, on Thursday, May 5, 1887, showed in the FIRE BRANCH, that the premiums for 1886, after deducting Re-insurances, amounted to £601,649, and the logses to £353.494 ; or 58 75 per cent. In the LIFE BRANCH, that New Policies have been issued for £258,990, yielding in premium £9.915, and that the total net premium income was £82,374. That the payments to policyholders were £43,741. and that the Life Fund was increased by £40,003. The balance at credit of profit and loss, after adding £23,000 to the Fire Fund, was shown to amount to £134.196 108. 4d., and was disposed of as follows:--£27,005 58. for Dividend and Bonus; £16,701 173. added to Reserve Fund; and £90,489 88. 4d. carried forward. The FONDS were shown thereafter to stand as follows:-Capital paid up, £180,035; Reserves, £440,489; Life Accumulation Fund, £561,016; Annuity Fund, £24,202. Total Funds in Hand, £1.296,062.

THE AUDITORS' REPORT, DATED 27TH APRIL, 1887, STATED :"We have examined the books of the Queen Insurance Company, with the vouchers and securities, including the certificates sent home from the American and Australian branches for their investments. We have also examined the audited balance sheets of the foreign branches, and we certify that the combined balance sheet exhibits a full and accurate view of the company's position on the 31st December, 1886, as shown by the books.”

HARMOOD BANNER & SON, Chartered Accountants, THE INCOME OF THE COMPANY IS NOW £736,392.

THE COMPANY HAS PAID IN SATISFACTION OF CLAIMS £6,131,959. T. WALTON THOMSON, General Manager. J. K. RUMFORD, Sub-Manager. THOS. J. DAVIDSON, Resident Secretary in London. ACTIVE AND INFLUENTIAL AGENTS WANTED.

OFFICES to be LET. - Some splendid
PORATION, LIMITED.

Rooms in a fine building close to the Law
India Office. 19th April. 1887.
AMOUNT OF CAPITAL SUBSCRIBED, £710,000

Courts, the Patent Office, and the Chancery-lane The Secretary of State for India in Council hereby

Offices of the Corporation

Safe Deposit; lighted by electric light, and with gives notice that, with reference to the India £4 per Winchester House, Old Broad-street. E.C.

every convenience; moderate rent; well suited for a

solicitor, law stationer, or patent agent.--Apply at Cent. Stock and India £4 per Cent. Stock Certificates Rt. Hon. E. PLEYDELL ROUVERIE, Chairman.

the Collector's Office in the Hall of 63 and 64, Chan. becoming redeemable at par on or after the 10th Sir SYDNEY H. WATERLOW, Bart., Deputy-Chairman.

cery-lane. October. 1888, as specified in the Advertisements Policies are now being issued by this Corporation under which the Stock and Stock Certificates have insuring Mortgages of Freehold and Leasehold been issued, he is willing to grant a like amount of Property, holders of Mortgage Debentures and ARRISTERS and Others Seeking India £3 10s. per Cent. Stock and India £3 10s. per Debenture Stock, against loss of principai and inCent. Stock Certificates respectively, in excbange for terest.

splendid Suite of two, three, or five rooms to be Let, such India £4 per Cent. Stock and India £4 per Cent. These Policies will be of especial advantage to in a fine Building quite near the Law Courts, and Stock Certificates.

Trustees who may be held responsible for losses adjoining the Chancery-lane Safe Deposit. Lighted The holders of India £4 per Cent. Stock or Stock consequent upon their Investments.

by electric light and every convenience; moderate Certificates who avail themselves of this offer will Mortgagors insuring with the Corporation will rent.-- Apply at the Collector's Office, in the Hall of receive on the 6th July, 1887, a payment of £l 128. 6d. also be enabled to obtain Advances at the lowest | 63 and 64, Chancery-lane. per Cent. on the amount of India £4 per Cent. Stock possible rate of interest. or Stock Certificates surrendered, being a quarter's The Corporation also grants Policies to Leaseten shillings per Cent. per annum for a year and a

close to the Law Courts ; fitted with every at the expiration of their leases or at any fixed quarter to October, 18:8, paid in advance; and sub- periods.

convenience; lighted by electric light; moderate sequently Interest will be due quarterly on the 6th For particulars and conditions of Insurance apply

rent.-Apply at the Collector's Office, in the Hall October, 5th January, 5th April, and 5th July in each to the Secretary.

By order,

of 63 and 64, Chancery-lane. year, at the rate of £3 108. per Cent. per annum.

JAS. C. PRINSEP, Secretary. The Stock and Stock Certificates granted in ex

LAW. STATIONERS. PRINTERS, and change will be consolidated with the India £3 10s, per Cent. Stock now existing, which is not redeemable

Others.--Convenient Premises to be Let in TORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY until the 5th January, 1931, but will be redeemable at

Established 1836.

Chancery-lane, in a fine building close to the Law

Courts and the Chancery. lane Sate Deposit ; lighted par on and after that day, upon one year's previous

LONDON: 1, Moorgate-street, E.C. ABBBDBEX: 1,
Union-terrace.

by electric light, and fitted with every convenience; notice having been given in * The London Gazette" by the Secretary of State for India in Council.

INCOME & FUNDS (1885)

moderate rent. - Apply at once at the Collector's

Office, in the Hall of 63 and 61, Chancery-lane. The Books of the Stock are kept at the Bank of

Fire Premiums

£577,000 England, where all Assignments and Transfers are

Life Premiums ...

191,000 made. All Transfers and Stock Certificates are free

Lofty Interest...

SOLICITORS and Others.

132,000 of Stamp Duty.

Accumulated Funds

£3,134,000 The same facilities are given in respect of this Stock

Let at Lonsdale Chambers, No. 27, Chancery-lane for the transmission of dividend warrants by post, and for the exchange of Stock into Stock Certificates

(opposite the New Law Courts). Also large, wellEVERSIONARY and LIFE INTE

furnished Rooms for Meetings, Arbitrations &c.-with Coupons annexed payable to bearer, as are

RESTS in LANDED or FUNDED PROPERTY Apply to Messrs. LAUNDY & CO.. Chartered Accountgiven in the case of Consols and India Four and or other Securities and Annuities PURCHASED, or Loans ants, on the premises. Three per Cent. Stocks. Trustees are empowered to

or Annuities thereon granted, by the EQUITABLE REforbidden by the Instrument creating the Trust

Lancaster-place, Waterloo Bridge, Strand. Established
The holders of India £4 per Cent. Stock or Stock 1835. Capital, £500,000. Interest on Loans may be
Certificates, who may desire to convert their Stock or capitalized.
Certificates upon the terms above mentioned, are

F. S. CLAYTON, Joint

TLEMENT hereby required to signify their assent to the Secre

C. H. OLAYTON, Secretaries tary of State for India in Council, in a form to be obtained at the Chief Accountant's Office at the Bank

ESTABLISHED 1851. of England; and such assents must be delivered a the Chief Accountant's Office at the Bank of England I R K BE OK B A N K. on or before Wednesday, the 1st June, 1887. From the time of the delivery of such assents, the holders

Southampton-buildings, Chancery-lane. of the India £4 per Cent. Stock thereby affected will THREE per CENT. INTEREST allowed on

Official).- Adjoining the Temple, close to the be precluded from dealing with their respective shares DEPOSITS, repayable on demand.

Royal Courts of Justice, Lincoln's-inn, and the of that Stock; but on the 8th June, or, in the case of

Two per CENT. INTEREST on CURRENT Strand, and within five minutes' walk of the City; assents seat in on or before the 26th May, on the 2nd balances, when not drawn below £100. ACCOUNTS celculated on the minimum monthly central and quiet, with immediate rail and omnibus

conveyance to all parts of town. Hydraulic lifts, been cancelled, corresponding amounts of indiaesies charge and custom kos perdists Writing, an drochet arrangements, de, Rents of remaining rooms to be a per Cent. Stock will be inscribed in their names, and Securities and Valuables; the collection of Bills or inay from that date be dealt in. The assents of holders of India £4 per Cent. Stock Certificates must be acExchange, Dividends, and Coupons; and the purchase Chambers, Temple-street, E.C.

Secretary or the Steward, on the premises, Temple companied by the Stock Certificates therein referred

and sale of Stocks, Shares, and Annuities. Letters of to, for which a receipt will be given, that will be exchangeable for the new India £3 10s. per Cent. Stock

TO BEREKBECKHLANACK, with full particu- OFFICES and CHAMBERS, close tereta Certificates after the expiration of seven days from the date of surrender.

FRANCIS RAVENSCROFT, Manager

and handsome block or buildings; rooms, £15 to 2:36 In the case of Stock transferable at the Bank of

per annum; suites at a reduction.'- Apply, New-lonthe foi ms must be obtained from the AccountantGeneral's Office at the Bank of Ireland, aod the Plate, Watches, Chains, Jewellery, Precious Stones,

to announce that their Sales by Auction of Pall Mall, s.W. assents must be delivered at that Office on or before &c., are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, the 1st June, 1887, as aforesaid. A Bill will be intı oduced into Parliament to make

and Fridays. Powers of Attorney and Requests for transmission of and others is particularly The attention of Solicitors, Executors, Trustees,

and Fine Art Auctioneers, 47, Leicester-square

to his ready means Cent. Stock surrendered as above, applicable to India clients.

London, W.C., beg to inform Executors, Trustees, £3 108. per Cent. Stock. It is the intention of the Secretary of State in

disposal by Auction of Libraries of Books and Music, Council that all holders of India £4 per Cent, stock quantities at short notice (if required).

in consequence of the frequency of their sales Engravings, Paintings, and other works connected Messrs. J. & D. are enabled to include large or small

with the Fine Arts, Musical Instruments, and all or India £4 per Cent. Stock Certificates who do not, on or before Wednesday, the 1st June, 1887, signify in

Sales of Furniture held at private houses.

descriptions of Valuable Property, will commence on the manner above described their assent to accept plication to the City Auction Rooms (established

Valuations for Probate or Transfer. Terms on ap

October 17, and that their warehouses are open daily India £3 108. per Cent Stock or Iudia £3 10s. per Ceut. 1793), 38 and 39, Gracechurch-street, E.C.

for the reception of goods consigned to them for sale. Stock Certificates in lieu thereof, shali be paid off at

Messrs. P. & S. will hold several important Sales payment being in that case given in October, 1887.

J. A. GODLEY,
Under Secretary of State. Saturday excepted).

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CASES REPORTED THIS WEEK.

main principles and provisions of the Bill, and in particular on a In the Solicitors' Journal.

In the Weekly Reporter.

series of queries relating to the chief proposals for registration and

alteration in the law of real property. The tabulated replies to Aaron Wray, Re .......

Biscoe v. Jackson
Blake y. Mayor and Corporation of Board of Trade, Ex parte, In re

these questions will afford a valuable epitome of professional London

Mutton

561 opinion.
Colonial Bank v. Hepworth........ 493 Grey's Settlements, In re, Acason
Courtney v. Cole

v. Greenwood
Dickson v. Murray ................ 493 Hodson and Howe, In re

553
Hilleary & Taylor, Re.............. 495 Hughes, In the Goods of

568
Lever y. Goodwin
492 Nottingham, Ex parte, In re Tuff

The NUMBER Of Bills now before the House of Commons exceeds
Lyon v. Morris ; Mutual Loan

& Nottingham.

667 250, and of these by far the greater proportion have been introFund Association, Olaimants.... 493 Percival v. Pedley

566 Official Receiver, Ex parte, Re Pool v. Tunnel Mining Co.

Mr. STANLEY LEIGHTON proposes duced by private members.

565 Reed, Bowen, & Co,...

494 Postlethwaite, In re, Postlethwaite before long to call the attention of the House" to the increasing Oriental Bank Corporation, Re.... 493 v. Rickman

563 Rob v. Rob

494 Shafto v. Bolokow, Vaughan, & Co. 562 number of Bills introduced by private members for the purpose of Scales v. Moseley

496 Todd, Ex parte, Re Ashcroft

Sheppard, Ex parte, In re Parker.. 566 ventilating their own particular crotchets; to the unscientific

555 Toogood's Trusts, Re

drafting of such Bills, and to the waste of public money and time

in printing and discussing them, and to move that provision ought The Solicitors' Journal and Reporter.

no longer to be made in the estimates for the printing and publica

tion of Private Members' Bills.” Considering that no Bill may be LONDON, MAY 28, 1887.

introduced without leave of the House, and looking to the large

sums spent upon the printing of Parliamentary papers other than CURRENT TOPICS.

Bills, we think such a motion goes too far. But Mr. STANLEY

LEIGHTON will do good service in calling attention to the unscienONLY two of the judges kept their courts open on the Queen's tific drafting of Bills. The work of drafting Bills cannot be birthday-viz., Mr. Justice Kay and Mr. Justice KEKEWICH. On effectively done without professional assistance, and it would not Thursday Mr. Justice Kay and Mr. Justice CHITTY rose for the be too much to require that, as the country pays for the printing Vacation.

of a Bill, the private member should pay for the proper preparation

of the manuscript from which it is printed; to require, in short, ON WEDNESDAY a divisional court granted a rule nisi for a have on its back the name of a solicitor.

that the draft of each Bill introduced by a private member should mandamus against the registrar of the Middlesex Registry calling upon him to enter and register the memorial tendered by Mr. Munton (see ante, p. 392). The question, it will be remembered, is as to the right of the Registry to require all town witnesses to

IN OUR ISSUE of the 26th of March we called attention to the attend at Great James-street instead of being permitted to depose refusal of Mr. Fox, the registrar of the Croydon County Court, to to a deed before a London commissioner.

allow unqualified practitioners to conduct cases before him, and we suggested that the Incorporated Law Society should be represented

when the judge gave his decision on the question raised by the unAT THE GENERAL MEETING of the Incorporated Law Society in hear him, which the judge intimated he would do on the 5th of April.

qualified person, whether the registrar had the right to refuse to June the presidential address will be delivered by the vice-presi- In accordance with our suggestion, Mr. HOLLAMS appeared on behalf dent. It would hardly be fair to call on the president to deliver of the society, and Judge LUSHINGTON delivered a very important two addresses during his year of office in consequence of the judgment (ante, p. 396) to the effect that, in future, he would not meeting usually held in October taking place this year in June.

allow unqualified persons to conduct cases in his courts. We understand that the Council of the Incorporated Law Society have

printed the judgment, and have sent a copy to all the county IT IS UNDERSTOOD that the Incorporated Law Society intend to court registrars, with a request that they should decline to permit present an address to the Queen congratulating her Majesty on the agents and other unqualified practitioners to conduct cases before completion of the fiftieth year of her reign, during which so many them. The judgment has also been sent to all the provincial law changes have been made in the law with the object of rendering it societies, with a letter suggesting that each society should aid the cheaper, simpler, and more expeditious. In promoting these council in putting a stop to the very objectionable practice referred changes the society has taken no inconsiderable part, and we to. We are glad to be able to add that several of the county court trust it may be anticipated that in the distribution of Jubilee judges and their registrars have followed Mr. Fox's example, and honours some gracious acknowledgment will be made of the have refused to hear agents, and we hope soon to be able to services rendered to the public by the society and the profession.

announce that a practice so injurious to the public and the profession has, in this way, been stamped out.

5

THE STATEMENT that the Lord Chancellor will preside at the forthcoming banquet of the Incorporated Law Society is unfounded.

THERE WAS an advertisement the other day in the Times asking The chair at the first dinner will be occupied by the President, any firm having the papers of a solicitor who, in 1852, practised and at the second by Mr. G. B. GREGORY.

near Lincoln's-inn-fields to communicate with the solicitors in

Among the guests who have accepted invitations are the Lord Chancellor, the Lord desperate attempt to solve the perplexities which daily arise among

serting the advertisement. This is only a specimen of a last Chancellor of Ireland, the Master of the Rolls, Lord Hobhotse, London solicitors in tracing papers. Firms dissolve partnership or Lord CHELMSFORD, several of the Judges, the Attorney and Solicitor- transfer their business to other solicitors. The papers change and several other members of the bar, the Vice-Chancellor of hands, and frequently there is no mode of tracing them, or a long Cambridge, and the President of the College of Surgeons.

and laborious inquiry is necessary to find them. Can no means be devised for remedying this inconvenience ? Suppose the Incor

porated Law Society were to open and keep a register, in which, WE

on payment of a small fee, solicitors who receive the papers of E BELIEVE that the observations of the Council of the Incor- other solicitors, on taking over their business, might enter the fact porated Law Society on the Land Transfer Bill will probably be in of the transfer, the register being open for inspection by solicitors The delay (it on a subject of so much importance there can be London solicitors asking them to fill in the names of all former considered to have really been any delay) has arisen mainly from firms or solicitors whose papers they at present hold, and an the prudent course adopted by the committee of the council in intelligent clerk were set to the preparation and keeping up of an societies and to solicitors who are known to take a special interest accomplished, and we think it can hardly be doubted that the in the question of land transfer, asking for their opinions on the lindex would soon prove a source of substantial revenue. The

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