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This was an application on behalf of the trustee under the liquidation of Caroline Simons and Victor Simons for a MARLBOROUGH STREET POLICE COURT. declaration that a deed of assigoment, dated the 3rd of August, 1880, by which the debtors assigned to Alfred G.

A summons was taken out by a journeyman painter and Allard and Fanny Nordon their book-debts, was void as

house decorator against Mr. W. Pontis, & house decoraagainst the trustee.

tor, of Easton-road. The case was before the magistrate The debtors, who were tailors and outfitters, presented a

on two separate occasions, and although the sum claimed petition for liquidation on the 14th of January last, and at was small, only £1 149., it was understood to be a test the first meeting the creditors passed a resolution for liqui

case, and involved an important principle to workmen in dation by arrangement, and appointed Mr. J. F. Lovering

several of the large industries. trustee.

Edward Lewis appeared for the complainant. On the 28th of April, 1880, resolutions were passed by the


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Kemp (barrister) for the defendant. creditors under the 28th section of the Bankraptcy Act,

Oot. 30.—Mr. MANSFIELD said the question was 1869, which provided (inter alia) that the trustee should be

| whether a workman wbo was sent by his employer to work authorized to accept an offer made to him on behalf of the

in the country was entitled to work overtime, and be debtors to pay to each of their creditors a composition of 78.

paid for so doing as of right. The question narrowed in the pound on their debts, payable by four instalments of

itself down to a point of law-namely, whether & cus1s. 9d, each in three, six, nine, and twelve months respec.

tom had been established in favour of the comtively from the 23rd of February; the whole to be secured

plainant's claim. To establish & custom, certainty by the promissory notes of the debtors, and the sum of £150

and universality were necessary. In his opinion no part of the fourth instalment, to be secured by the promissory

such custom had been established sufficient in point notes of Mr. Alfred G. Allard. Victor Simons agreed to pay of law. It appeared that the gentleman for whom the all costs, and the debtors undertook to provide the trustee work was done objected to the men working overtime; with funds to satisfy any claim for rent and other preferen

and he (Mr. Mansfield) regarded the employer as a middle tial payments of the composition; and Victor Simons further

man between the customer on the one hand and the workagreed to pay to the trustee the sum of £30 weekly from the men on the other, and as it was clear Mr. Pontis could 23rd of February, 1880, until he should have paid to him a not have charged his customer with the overtime, and the sum sufficient to satisfy the amount of the coin position, and

men could not look to Mr. Pontis as their employer for it, all costs, expenses, and preferential claims.

he therefore dismissed the summons ; but, as he considered The resolutions further provided that on the failure to pay | it a very fair question to have been discussed, he should any one of such weekly payments for the period of ten days, not give any costs against the defendant. th, trustee should be at liberty to take possession of the Lewis said his client recognized the great attention paid assets and stock-in-trade; and they provided for the dis- by the magistrate to the case, but inasmuch as the point charge of the debtors, and each of them, on the certificate of involved was of the greatest possible interest to thou. the trustee that y. Simons had, by weekly payments or sands of men engaged in various industries of the otherwise, paid to him a sum sufficient to satisfy the com country, they would desire to have the opinion of a position and costs.

superior court upon the case. He therefore asked to have The first instalment of the composition was duly paid, bat an appeal. the subsequent payments were very irregularly made, and

Mr. MANSFIELD asked whether the proper course would the trustee stated that at present the sum of £24 183. 3d. | not be to ask him to state a case for the opinion of the only was in hand towards the second instalment. On the court. 9th of August Victor Simons had paid to the trustee the sum Lewis said that under the Employers' and Workmen's of £145 only since the payment of the second instalment, Act the magistrate was sitting as a court of civil jurisdiction, instead of £350 actually due, and on that day he took posses and the Act conferred upon him all the powers of a county sion of the property of the debtors. He then found that by court juige. If the case had been tried in a county court, deed dated the 3rd of August, 1880, the debtors had assigned

the amount claimed being under £20, the leave of the judge to A. G. Allard and Fanny Nordon all book-debts owing to to appeal would be necessary, and he submitted that the them on account of their trade and business.

same state of facts applied in that court. The deed recited that the debtors were indebted to Mr. MANSFIELD doubted whether the proper course was A, G. Allard in the sum of £70, and to Fanny Nordon not to ask for a case, which he was quite prepared to grant in the sum of $75, and that Allard was liable for the if asked to do so. sum of £150. Allard in his affidavit stated that he had Oltimately the summonses were adjourned for a fort. lent the $70 to the debtors to carry on their business,

night to enable Mr. Lewis to consider what course he would and £30 of the money went towards payment of the pursue. first instalment of the composition. Fapny Nordon had Nov. 13.-It was announced that no appeal would be also lent £75 to the debtors, subsequently to the 16th of

brought. March last, to assist them in their business.

1. Reed, in support of the application, cited Ex parte Cooper, Re Green, (39 L. T. N. S. 260), where Bacon, Lord Justice Bramwell, in the course of the assizes, drew C.J., held that the mere fact that the trustee had not taken the attention to a fact which has more than once been observed possession of the debtor's property for two months after | upon, that certain cases which might have been tried at quar. the date of his appointment, but bad allowed the debtor ter sessions had been sent for trial at the assizes. His lordship to continue trading as before, would not be sufficient to said that clerks of the peace should know that the gaol destroy his right to the property, notwithstanding that it delivery at these assizes did not include prisoners who had has been sold by the debtor to a bona fide purchaser in been committed for crimes which came within the jurisdic. the meantime.

tion of the quarter sessions. F. C. Willis, for Allard and Nordon. At the request In Lenoir V. Ritchie, says an American journal, the of the debtors Allard agreed to become a surety for them to Supreme Court of Canada—the highest tribunal in the the extent of £150, and he bad given a promissory note for the Dominion-decided that the governments of the different money. This case was distinguishable from Ex parte Cooper, provinces had not the power to appoint Queen's Counsel. because the trustee had allowed the debtors to continue their The decision was rendered in such a way as to leave the business, and the respondents advanced the £145 to enable question still involved in considerable doubt, and although them to do so. It would be inequitable that the creditors some leading barristers whose commissions as Queen's should have the benefit of the money and the debts too.

Counsel were derived from provincial governments doffed Reed, in reply, cited Troughton v. Gidley (Amb. 630). their silk gowns and again pat on the stuff, there were

Mr. REGISTRAR Pepys said he was clearly of opinion that the many eminent lawyers who persisted in maintaining the deed should be set aside. The respondents had notice of the validity of the provincial appointments. Matters have been bankruptcy and of the resolutions, and they knew perfectly in this state for some time, but at last the Government of well that the property was vested in the trustee, and that the

the Dominion has passed an Order in Council, nominating a debtors had not obtained their discharge.

number of Queen's Counsel. Most of these had already Application granted.

acquired the title from provincial anthority, but it is Solicitors for the trustee, Phelps, Sedgwick, & Co.

considered that the effect of the order will be to settle the Solicitor for the respondents, Christmas.

voxed question once for all.

Appeals from Magistrates' Decisions.—The attention of SOCIETIES.

the committee was directed to the fact that on appeals

from the Liverpool magistrates' decisions the bench were SOLICITORS' BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION.

represented by their clerk, who is not a solicitor ; the town

clerk, on the invitation of the committee, conferred with The usual monthly meeting of the board of directors of them on the matter, and ultimately the bench arranged that this association was held at the Law Institution, Chancery. in future appeals the magistrates should be represented by lane, on Wednesday, November 10, the following direc- | the town clerk. tors being present: Messrs. Asker (of Norwich), Brook, Poundage and other Fees in Admiralty and other Divisions Hedger, Keen, Pennington, Pidcock (of Woolwich), Riok of the High Court.-The committee have given much conman, Roscoe, Smith, Veley (of Chelmsford), Walters, and sideration to the unequal incidence of some of the fees charged Woolbert; Mr. Eiffe (secretary). A sum of £450 was dis- in the Admiralty Division, which are at different rates, or tributed in grants of relief among necessitous members of do not exist in the other divisions of the High Court. In the profession and their families; thirteen solicitors were admiralty a fee of ten shillings is paid for each witness admitted members of the association ; Mr. John Lewis (of examined, and poundage at the rate of ten shillings per cent. Wrexham) was elected chairman of the board for the current is deducted from all moneys paid out of court. No such fees Fear, and Mr. Philip Rickman, deputy-chairman ; and other are found in any other division; in actions for limitation of general business was transacted.

liability by shipowners, where the amounts paid into court are very large, the poundage is very oppressive upon the suitor, and

would not be payable if the suit were brought in the Chancery LIVERPOOL INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY. | Division. Again, there is the charge of £3 103. per cent. The report of this society refers, among other subjects,

for taxation of costs on the higher scale, which operates

anfairly against saitors in the Admiralty Division on to the following: Ciril Assize Arrangements for Lancashire.

account of the large fees to counsel, and payments to be

The committee have not relaxed their endeavours to obtain for

made arising from the detention of witnesses ashore. At Liverpool increased facilities for the trial of civil causes.

the same time the committee considered the case of In November last a letter was addressed by this com

Armitage v. Elsworthy (WEEKLY REPORTER, Jaly 13, 1879, mittee, jointly with the Manchester Law Association, to

confirmed on appeal by Lords Jastices, November 5, 1879), Lord Beaconsfield, reiterating the complaints and arga

in which a suitor in the Chanoery Division paid £698 6s. ments which have so frequently been brought under the

on taking the accounts in an administration suit instead of * notice of different members of the Government. Lord

£1 as beretofore. The committee were of opinion that the Beaconsfield replied that (when more time bad been given

subject was eminently one for the Law Society of the to observe the effects of the recent legislation) in case it before the conncil of that society, who addressed a very

United Kingdom, and the matter was therefore brought should still be found that the present staff of judges was

able and argumentative letter on the subject of the fees inadequate, steps would be taken by her Majesty's Governwent to provide a sufficient pomber of judges to do the

in admiralty to Sir James Hannen. Sir Robert Philliwork of the assizes in the manner suggested by the com

more was also communicated with. mittee. Having regard to the change of Government in

The reply was not considered by the council altogether

satisfactory, and it was referred back to the special comthe spring, the committee found it impossible to press

mittee. this matter daring the short and busy session of Parliament which followed. With the view, however, of bringing

The committee are waiting to hear the result of the special it forward during the ensning session they have prepared a

committee's deliberations. pamphlet reviewing the whole question. Sir Henry

District Probate Registrars acting Professionally in Private James' speech to the House of Commons delivered on the

| Business.-In the early part of the year the secretary of the 21st of Marcb, 1879, with the debate that ensued, and also

Law Society of the United Kingdom submitted the report of the leading article on this subject which appeared in the

the special committee of that Society on the subject of disTimes of the following day have been added as appendices.

trict probate registrars acting professionally in private busiYour committee believe the suggestion made by Sir Henry

ness and seeking the views of this society on the desiraJames of having one of the judges of the High Court con.

bility of the continuance of the present practice. stantly sitting in Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, and one

The committee replied that they considered it was desirable of the Midland towns to be the best solution yet proposed

that steps should be taken to prevent district registrars who

are not solicitors from practising at all in probate business, of the question, and they recommend a perusal of his speech and the figares adduced by him in support of it to

and to prevent registrars who are solicitors from practising careful consideration. The pamphlet has been circulated

in probate cases in their own district in any but common form among chambers of commerce and the law societies of the

business. country. A copy was also transmitted to the present Lord

The committee were of the opinion that the practice of Chancellor, with a letter from the president of the society,

district probate registrars undertaking the common form asking his lordship to receive a deputation from this society

business in their own registries is a great convenience to and the Manchester Law Association. The pamphlet,

non-resident practitioners, and that it is desirable to with a letter from the president, has also been sent to

retain this practice provided that the registrar be & the Home Secretary, the Attorney and the Solicitor General.

solicitor. A copy of the Lord Chancellor's reply is set out in the ap

The committee sent a deputation to the meeting of the pendix.

| Associated Provincial Law Societies, held in London, on The following is the reply :-“ The Lord Chancellor

May 6, 1880, at which this and other subjects of great will give his careful attention to the views expressed in your importance to the profession were discussed. The above communication, and will be glad to receive any further resolution of the committee was in effect confirmed, but expression of the opinion which the Incorporated Law | the meeting added that the district registrars should Society of Liverpool may think it desirable to place before receive and return papers, and settle forms sent to them him on the wide subject of the administration of the civil | by post, free of all charge. business of the country ; but whilst, in the meanwhile, On the motion of Mr. Lowndes, one of the deputation the Lord Chancellor does not contemplate interfering from this society, it was unanimously resolved that these with existing arrangements at Liverpool, his lordship does | resolations be communicated to Sir James Hannen, and not think it necessary to trouble a deputation to attend before that he be asked whether any objection existed to the him to express what he is prepared to consider attentively, if application of this rule to the principal registry. made in writing.")

The committee are strongly of opionion that this facility The committee have great hopes that inasmuch as several should be accorded to country solicitors, and can see no reason members of the Judicature Coromission, which recommended why the practice which obtains in the provinces should not many of the changes and advantages for which the com | with equal advantage be applied to London. mittee are contending, are now in office, and have as London Agents' Charges and Remuneration.- This question, colleagues other gentlemen who in Opposition advocated simi | which is of deep interest to solicitors practising in the lar proposals, the long-deferred right of the populous districts country, has been under the careful consideration of the England to better judicial administration will be at length committee. Complaints are frequently made that London acknowledged.

agents charge in their bills for work which is done in tho ing.

country; and moreover, that wbile this is the custom in some | offices it does not obtain in others. From inquiry made by

MANCHESTER LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY. the committee no fixed statement or tariff of charges appears The third meeting of this society for the present session to exist. The committee consider that it would be more was held on Tuesday evening, the 16th inst., in the Law satisfactory to all parties if a fixed uniform scale of agency Library, Cross-street, when the chair was in the first charges and terms could be arrived at and universally instance taken by L. Stocks, Esq., solicitor. It was resolved adopted, and they have reason to believe that the London that lectures by members of the legal profession in Man. practitioners themselves as earnestly desire a revision of their chester should be, if pogsible, arranged for alternate Tuespresent costs. The movement should, however, be as com

days during the present winter, and the usual routine basi. prehensive as possible, and should not be applicable solely to ness being discharged, the chair was taken by A. Hopkinson, Liverpool.

Esq., M.A., B.C.L., barrister-at-law. The question for The whole subject is receiving the attention of the com debate was as follows :-"By a settlement dated June 19, mittee, and as soon as definite proposals are arrived at the 1878, A. grants land to B. in fee to the use of C. for life, Associated Provincial Law Societies will be asked to consider remainder to the use of the first and other sons of D. (a the matter.

bachelor) in tail, ultimate remainder to E. in fee. C. dies, Unqualified Practitioners.-The committee have taken into leaving D., who is still a bachelor, him surviving. Is A., consideration the practice which is gaining ground in Liver the settlor, entitled until D. has a son or dies without havpool of unqualified practitioners representing themselves or ing had male issue?” (40 & 41 Vict. c. 33). Mr. Rycroft acting as solicitors. It is advisable in the interest of the opened in the affirmative, and was followed by Messrs. public that this should be at once put a stop to, and a case Rayner, Sparrow, Hislop, Lowndes, and Hardman, whilst has accordingly been laid before counsel to advise on the best Messrs. Innes, Peacock, Butcher, and Winser supported the course to adopt to effect this end, and generally on the negative contention. Mr. Rycroft having replied, and the matter.

learned chairman having summed up in an able manner, the Summonses for Discovery, District Registries, Chancery question was decided in favour of the affirmative by twenty Division. The committee, through their president, have been votes to seven for the negative. The thanks of the society in correspondence with the Lord Chancellor on the subject of to the chairman concluded the proceedings of the eventhe delay in drawing up and obtaining orders for summary discovery, and for taking accounts in the Chancery Division of the High Court when any point has to be referred to the judge. It is desirable that the practice which obtains in like

CALLS TO THE BAR. instances in the Admiralty Division, where the judge forwards The undermentioned gentlemen were on Wednesday called a minute of the order to the registrar and the order is forth- / to the degree of barrister-at-law by the Honourable Society with drawn up, should be extended to the other divisions. of Lincoln's-inn : Arthur Henry Gossett, M.A., Oxford,

The president has addressed the Lord Chancellor with a view Fellow of New College ; Martin Charles Sharp, M.A., Oxto this reform.

ford; Alfred John Simpson, B.A., Oxford ; George Earle High Court of Justice.--Order for Reference.-At the re- i Buckle, M.A., Oxford, Fellow of All Souls College ; Robert quest of Mr. Bradley, the associate for the Northern Circuit, Forsyth Scott, M.A., Cambridge, Fellow of St. John's the committee have given careful consideration to a draft College ; James Parker Smyth, M.A., Cambridge, Fellow of order of reference submitted by him for their approval. It | Trinity College ; Samuel Henry Leonard (Studentship in has been thought more expeditious and convenient that in Jurisprudence and Roman Civil Law, C.L.E, Trinity Term, referring causes, either to an officer of the court or to any | 1878; Lincoln's-inn Scholarship in Common Law, 1879), other party, a form of order to refer should be at hand in B.C.L. and M.A., Oxford, a Tancred Law Student ; Frank which it would be necessary simply to supply blanks. The Alexander Milne, M.A., Oxford ; Louis Edward Raphael, draft was finally settled and approved and has in many cases | B.A., Cambridge; George James Suckling, George Burgess been adopted.

Lancaster Woodburne, B.A., Oxford ; George Abbott
Streeten ; William Henry Denys Aston-Lewis, M.A., Oxford;
William Dann Gainsford, University of London ; and Joseph

Renner Maxwell, B.A., Oxford, Esqs. At the Inner Temple LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL. the following gentlemen were called to the bar:-Edwyn

Francis Scudamore Stanhope, Oxford; Klaas Fritzes de

Vries ; Galfrid Henry James Tayleur, LL.B., Cambridge ; LAW STUDENTS' DEBATING SOCIETY.

Frederick Gage Heygate, B.A., Cambridge; Thomas Keay The weekly meeting of this society was held at the Law | Tapling, B.A., LL.B., Cambridge ; Benjamin James Lever Institution on Tuesday last, Mr. Kirk in the chair. The fol son, B.A., LL.B., Cambridge ; John Philip Munster, London ; lowing question was the subject for discussion : "A. is induced | Jijú Sanjo; Thomas Arnold Christian Hampson, B.A., Oxby fraud to purchase a portion of Xi's business and to enter ford ; Henry Gordon Mackenzie, B.A., Oxford; Sydney Henry into partnership with him. X. is at the time insolvent, and ! Sbadbolt; John Mainwaring Brown, M.A., M.L., Cambridge;. shortly after the commencement of the partnership files a Reginald Jones, Cambridge ; Charles Read Seymour, B.A., petition for liqnidation. A. obtains a judgment for rescission | Oxford ; Arthur Havelock East, B.A., LL.B., Cambridge; of the agreement and dissolution of the partnership, and then Robert Murray Lawes, F.R.G.S.; Herbert Picton Morris, claims to be entitled, after satisfying the partnership liabilia | B.A., LL.B. ; Francis Lowrey, B.A., Oxford ; Frank Joseph ties, to a lien upon the whole partnership assets as against | Fisher ; Henry Archibald Forman, B.A., Oxford ; Frederick X.'s trustee under the liquidation. Is A. so entitled ?" Mr. John Lewis, B.A., Cambridge; Arthur Joseph Coppinger, Spiers opened the question in the affirmative, and was fol

London; Arthur Pierre Poley, B.A., Oxford ; Edward lowed by Mr. R. Todd in the negative. The following mem

William Hansell, B.A., Oxford; Arthur Horatio Todd, B.A., bers also addressed the society : Mr. Carter, and Mr. Evans,

Oxford ; Charles Lionel Sandars; John Henry Peartree, in the negative, and Mr. Wright, Mr. Neale, and Mr. Barry,

B.A., London; Charles Harington Scafe ; Henry Conway in the affirmative. Mr. Spiers replied, and on the question Belfield, B.A., Oxford; Edward Balcombe Brown, B.A., being put to the meeting, was decided in the affirmative by a Oxford, Sidney Adolphus Boyd, B.A., Oxford ; and Francis majority of five, the votes being nine to four.

Hamilton Mellor, B.A., Cambridge, Esqs. At the Middle
Temple the following gentlemen were called to the bar:-John

Watson Loxdale, B.A., Trinity Hall, Cambridge ; Samuel
UNITED LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY. Waller Cearns, Hertford College, Oxford ; Francis Leicester

Butler, B.A., St. John's College, Oxford; Alexander The usual weekly meeting of this society was held on the

McMicking, B.A., Trinity College, Cambridge; Edward 17th inst. at Clement's-inn, Mr. Jackson in the chair. The

Armfield Marrow, B.A., LL.M., Trinity Hall, Cambridge ; motion on the paper, " That the question of the property

Thomas Dale Hart, B.A., LL.B., Downing College, Camheld by various corporations in trust for specific charities

bridge, and Whewell Scholar in International Law ; Ulric requires an immediate and searching investigation," was

Charlton ; Herbert William Trenchard, B.A., University of brought forward by Mr. Maclared, who was supported by

London ; William James Waugh ; Ramsay Douglas BroadMessrs. Foy, Ashton Cross, Owen, Kittle, and opposed by Messrs. Collyer, Barren, and Donner. Mr. Maclaren replied,

foot, First Class Common Law Scholar; and Willie Grant, and upon a division, the motion was carried by a majority of

| University of Madras, LL.B., Esqs. forty-eight votes.

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the borough aldermen. He was admitted a solicitor in 1843, LEGAL APPOINTMENTS. and is also clerk to the Chard Burial Board. His partner,

Mr. Arthur Venables Kyrke, is registrar of the Chard County Mr. WILLIAM COXWELL, solicitor and notary, of South

Court. ampton, Lyndburst, and Lymington, has been elected Coroner for the Borough of Southampton, in succession

Mr. EDWARD DOUGLAS Godwin, solicitor, of Winchester, to his father, the late Mr. Edward Coxwell. Mr. W. Cox

has been elected Mayor of that city for the ensuing year, well had acted for several years as deputy-coroner. He

Mr. Godwin was admitted a solicitor in 1865, and is regiswas admitted a solicitor in 1870, and is also clerk to the trar of the Winchester County Court, and one of the city New Forest Board of Guardians, Assessment Committee, and aldermen. Rural Sanitary Authority, and perpetual registrar for the New Mr. GEORGE DEVEREUX HARRISON, solicitor, of WelshForest District.

pool, has been elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuiMr. WILLIAM HICKMAN, solicitor, of Southampton, has ing year. Mr. Harrison was admitted a solicitor in 1871, been elected an Alderman for that borough. Mr. Hick

and is registrar of the Welshpool County Court, and clerk to man was admitted a solicitor in 1854, and is in partnership the county magistrates, to the Poole and Forden Highway with his son, Mr. William John Hickman. He is solicitor Boards, and to the deputy-lieutenants for Montgomeryto the Soutbampton Harbour Board, and a magistrate for

shire. the borough.

Mr. RICHARD NICHOLAS HOWARD, solicitor, of Weymouth Mr. FRANCIS ARTHUR JOHNS, solicitor, of Ringwood,

and Portland, has been elected Mayor of the Borough of Wimborne, and Bournemouth, has been appointed Registrar

Weymouth for the ensuing year. Mr. Howard was adof the Fordingbridge County Court (Circuit No. 55), on the

mitted a solicitor in 1855, and is coroner for the Isle of

Portland, and clerk to the Portland Local Board. resignation of his partner, Mr. Edward Gordon Cox, who is one of the coroners for Hampshire. Mr. Johns was ad. Mar. EDWARD FREDERICK Kelsey, solicitor, of Salisbury mitted a solicitor in 1868.

and West Lavington, has been elected Mayor of the City of Mr. John HENRY JONES, solicitor, and notary, of Glouces

Salisbury for the ensuing year. Mr. Kelsey was admitted ter, has been appointed Under-Sheriff of that city for the

a solicitor in 1867. He is steward of the manor of West ensuing year. Mr. Jones was admitted a solicitor in 1874,

Lavington, and secretary and solicitor to the Salisbury and is in partnership with Mr. Francis William Jones, the

| Gas Company clerk of the peace for the city.

Mr. John LEAK, solicitor, of Hull, has been elected Mayo Mr. W. R. A. KIME, of 49, Bedtord-row, has been ap

of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Leak was admitted pointed a Commissioner for taking Acknowledgments of

a solicitor in 1853. He is secretary and solicitor to the Hull Deeds, Affidavits, &c., for the States of New York, Cali

Society for the Protection of Trade, and one of the aldermen fornia, Maine, Ohio, Rhode Island, Providence Plantations,

for the borough. and Tennessee, and for the Commonwealths of Pennsylvania

Mr. CHARLES Lucas, solicitor, of Newbury, has been and Massachusetts; also a Commissioner for the Court of

elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Lucas the Stannaries of Cornwall and Deron.

was admitted a solicitor in 1870. Mr. WILLIAM GODFREY NEWMAN, solicitor, of South

Mr. BENJAMIN MARSHALL, solicitor, of Barnsley, has been. ampton, has been appointed Uoder-Sheriff of the Town and

re-elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Coonty of the Town of Southampton for the ensuing year.

Marshall was admitted a solicitor in 1832, and is in partMr. Newman was admitted a solicitor in 1872.

nership with Mr. James Ownsworth. He is one of the

borough aldermen. Mr. JOHN BUCKLEY NORRIS, solicitor, of Ecoleshall and Stone, has been elected Clerk to the Stone Board of

Mr. HENRY Money WAINWRIGHT, solicitor, of Dudley, Goardians, Assessment Committee, and Rural Sanitary has been re-elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing Acthority, and Superintendent Registrar, in succession to year. Mr. Wainwright was admitted a solicitor in 1836. Mr. William Tym Middleton, deceased. Mr. Norris is an MA. of Jesus College, Cambridge. He was admitted a solicitor in 1876, and is clerk to the county magistrates at


WILLIAM LEY and John CLARKE MOULD, solicitors, 61, Mr. HENRY EDWARD ROBINS, solicitor (of the firm of

Carey-street, Lincoln's-inn. Nov. 1.

[Gazette, Nov. 12, 1880.] Bradby, Robins, & Son), of Gresham House, Old Broadstreet, and Southampton, has been elected Clerk of the Peace for the Borough of Southampton, in succession to Mr. Edward Coxwell, deceased. Mr. Robins was admitted a solicitor in 1873.

COMPANIES. Mr. JOSEPH AYNSLEY DAVIDSON SHIPLEY, solicitor (of the firm of Hoyle, Shipley, & Hoyle), of Newcastle-upon. Tyne,

WINDING-UP NOTICES. has been appointed Under-Sheriff of the Town and County of the Town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne for the ensuing year.

JOINT STOCK COMPANIES. Mr. Shipley was admitted a solicitor in 1862.



ing up, presented Nov 9, directed to be heard before V.C. Hall on has been appointed Under-Sheriff of that city for the en Nov 20. Taylor and Jaquet, South st, Finsbury, solicitors for the sning year. Mr. Taylor was admitted a solicitor in 1872. petitioner

NORMAXTON IRON AND STEEL COMPANY, LIMITED.-Creditors are reMr. THOMAS TAYNTON, solicitor, of Gloucester, has been quired, on or before Dec 20, to send their names and addresses elected an Alderman for that city. Mr. Taynton was ad

and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Andrew Macredie,

George st, Sheffield. Jan 8 at 12 is appointed for hearing and ad. mitted a solicitor in 1857.

judicating upon the debts and claims Mr. MORGAN MATHIAS THOMAS, solicitor, of Tenby,


are required, on or before Dec 11, to send their names and adhas been appointed a Commissioner to administer Oaths in

dresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Thomas the Supreme Court of Judicature.

Sutton, Cooper st, Manchester. Dec 18 at 12 is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims SOUTI DOROTHEA SLATE QUARRY COMPANY, LIMITED.-Creditors

are required, on or before Dec 1, to send their names and addresses LAWYER MAYORS.

and the particulars of their debts or claims, to John Gascoigiz

Ladbury, Queen st, Cheapside. Dec 10 at 12 is appointed for hearMr.JOHN BLICK, solicitor, of Droitwich, has been elected ing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year, Mr. Blick was

(Gazette, Nov. 12.] admitted a solicitor in 1852, and he is elerk to the county BRITISH EMPIRE NEWSPAPER COMPANY, LIMITED.- By an order magistrates, and secretary to the Worcestershire Chamber of made by V.O. Malins, dated Nov 5 it was ordered that the company Commerce.

be wound up, Blagden, Fenchurch avenue. Limest, solicitor

for the petitioners Mr. GEORGE TRENCHARD CANNING, solicitor (of the firm of CITY OF ST. PETERSBURGH NEW WATERWORKS COMPANY, LIMITED. Canning & Kyrke), of Chard, has been elected Mayor of

By an order of V.C. Hall, dated Nov 5, it was ordered that the

company be wound up. Young and Co, St. Mildred's ct, Poultry, that borough for the fourth time. Mr. Canning is one of I solicitors for the petitioners

ASSOCIATION, LIMITED.-By an order made by V.C. Hall dated

Nov 5, it was ordered that the Association be wound up. Vernon
and Co, Moorgate st, solicitor for the Petitioner

Mr. Robert Macfarlane, many years a judge of the Court HALL CEMENT AND LIME WORKS, LIMITED.-By an order made by of Session in Scotland under the appellation of Lord Ormi. the M.R., dated Nov 8, it was ordered that the Works be wound

dale, died at Hartridge House, Jedburgh, on the 3rd inst., in up. Weed and White, Poultry, Agents for Thorp and Firth, Kingston-upon-Hull, solicitors for the Petitioners

his seventy-ninth year. The deceased was the son of Mr. LLANRWST LEAD MINING COMPANY, LIMITED,-By an order made Parlane Macfarlane. He was born in 1802, and was edu. by V.C. Hall, dated Nov 5, it was ordered that the voluntary

cated at the University of Edinburgh. He practised for a winding up of the company be continued. Brown, Basinghall st, solicitor for the petitioners

few years as a writer to the signet at Edinburgh, and in MOSAIC TILE COMPANY, LIMITED.--Petition for winding up, pre 1838 he was admitted a member of the Faculty of Advo

sented Nov 15, directed to be heard before the M.R., Nov 27. Gush cates in Scotland. He enjoyed for many years a good share

and Phillips, Finsbury circus, solicitors for the petitioner OAKHAN COLLIERIES COMPANY, LIMITED.-The M.R. has fixei Nov

of practice, and was for a short time an advocate depnte. Nov 29 at 12.30 for the appointment of an official liquidator

He was sheriff of Renfrewshire from 1853 till 1862, when OXFORD AND CAMBRIDGE TOILET CLUB, LIMITED.-Creditors are re he was appointed a Lord Ordinary, and assumed the honoquired, on or before Dec 18, to send their names and addresses,

rary title of Lord Ormidale. In 1874 he became a member and the particulars of their claims, to Mr. Williams, King st, Cheap

of the Second Division of the Inner House. He held that Saturday, Jan 8, at 11, is appointed for hearing and adjudi. cating upon the debts and claims.

position until witbin the last few weeks, when he was comSILKSTONE AND DODSWORTH COALAND IRON COMPANY, LIMITED. pelled by the state of his health to retire upon a pension.

By an order made by V.C. Malins, dated Nov. 5, it was ordered that the company be wound up. Pritchard, Englefield, & Co.,

| Lord Ormidale was a deputy-lieutenant of DumbartonPainter's Hall, Little Trinity lane, agents for Grundy, Kershaw, & shire. He was married to the daughter of Mr. James Greig, Co., Manchester, solicitors for the petitioner

of Eocles, Berwicksbire. VROX SLATE COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made by V.C. Ma

lins, dated Nov. 5, it was ordered that the company be wound up. Miller and Miller, Sherborne lane, solicitors for the petitioner.

MR. WILLIAM WALTER KING, WIVELISCOMBE SLATE COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made by • Mr. William Walter King, solicitor, of Tenterden and

V.C. Hall, dated Nov. 5, it was ordered that the company be wound up. Newman, Stretton, & Hilliard, Cornhill, solicitors for the pe.

Cranbrook, died at the former place about a fortnight ago. titioners

Mr. King was the son of the Rev. Watson King, rector of WILLIAM LEVETT AND COMPANY, LIMITED.--Petition for winding

Croxton, Lincolnshire. He was admitted a solicitor in up, presented Nov. 12, directed to be heard before V.C. Hall on Nov 26. Blagden, Fenchurch avenue, solicitor for the petitioner.

1876, and was for some time a olerk in the office of Messrs. [Gazette, Nov. 16.] Allison, of Louth. About three years ago he settled at

Tenterden, having succeeded to the practice of Mr. John UNLIMITED IN CHANCERY.

Scratton, and be had also an office at Cranbrook. Mr. GREAT BRITAIN MUTUAL LIPE ASSURANCE SOCIETY.Petition for winding up, presented Oct 30, directed to be heard before V.C.

King was vestry clerk of Tenterden parish, and clerk to Hall on Nov 19. Blagden, Fenchurch st, solicitor for the peti.

the governors of Curteis's Charity School. He was district tioners

agent to the Conservative party, and had a large prac[Gazette, Nov, 12.]

| tice in the local county courts. Daring his short profesCOUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER.

sional career at Tenterden he had become very popular LONGRIDGE MANUFACTURING COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order with all classes in the neighbourhood. made by the V. C., dated Nov 9, it was ordered that the voluntary winding up of the above company be continued. Ascroft, Preston, solicitor for the petitioner

[Gazette, Nov. 12.7

FRIENDLY SOCIETY OF Halk, Childe o’Hale Hotel, Hale, nr War.

Mr William Foster, solicitor (of the firm of Wavell, rington, Lancaster. Nov 10

Foster, & Wavell), died at Halifax on the 27th ult. Mr. WINGS OF FRIENDSHIP BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, Swan and Helmet Foster was admitted a solicitor in 1849, and had carried on Inn, Northampton, Nov 9

business for over thirty years at Halifax. Soon after his [Gazette, Nov 12.]

admission he went into partnership with Mr. Edward Minson Wavell (who was formerly town clerk of the borough), and with Mr. Henry John Philbrick, and more recently Mr. Ed.

ward Minson Wavell, jun., the clerk to the Ovenden Local OBITUARY.

Board, was a member of the firm. He was formerly solicitor

to the Halifax, Bradford, and Keighley Insurance Company, MR. PILFOLD MEDWIN.

and the business of his firm was very extensive. He was

for several years a member of the Halifax School Board, and Mr. Pilfold Medwin, solicitor (the head of the firm of

he took an active interest ia politics, having been for many Medwin, Davis, & Sadler), of Horsham, died a few days

years the principal local agent to the Liberal party. Mr ago at the age of eighty-seven. Mr. Medwin was the son

Foster was buried at the Halifax General Cemetery, the of Mr. Thomas Charles Medwin, solicitor, of Horsham, bis ;

mayor and most of the members of the corporation, as well as mother being a daughter of Mr. Charles Pilfold, of Effing

several of the borough magistrates, being present at the bam, Surrey, and he was born in 1793. He was admitted

funeral. a solicitor in 1816, and he had practised for nearly sixtyfour years at Horsham. He was originally in partnership with his father. He afterwards practised for many years MR. FREDERICK HAYNES MACCALMONT. alone, but more recently he was associated with Mr.

Mr. Frederick Haynes MacCalmont, barrister, died Hammond Davis and with Mr. William Henry Sadler, the

suddenly at Radley's Hotel, Southampton, on the 4th inst., clerk to the Horsham Local Board. He was a perpetual

from the effects of an overdose of chloral. Mr. MacCalmont commissioner for the connty of Sussex, and he had a very

was the son of the Rev. Thomas MacCalmont, vicar of extensive private practice. He was appointed assistant

Highfield, Hampshire, and he was cousin to Lord Cairns. clerk of the Horsham County Court (Circuit No. 50) on

He was born in 1846, and was educated at Eton and at Oriel the passing of the first County Courts Act. A few years

College, Oxford. He was called to the bar at the Inner later he became registrar of the court, and he held that Temple in Easter Term, 1972, and he practised on the office until his death. He was also steward of the manors Western Circuit, and at the Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southof Horsham, Pulborough, Malport, and Shortsfield, and ampton, and Poole Sessions. He had been some years solicitor to the Horshan and Crawley Building Society. | resident at Southampton, and took an active part in local Mr. Medwin was a first cousin of Peroy Byggbe Shelley, and municipal business. He was for several years a member with whom in his early life he was on terms of intimacy. of the Southampton School Board, and of the council of the He shared in bis cousin's political views, and he had for Hartley Institute, and he was also one of the borough many years been looked upon as the leader of the Liberal aldermen. Before the last general election he had been party at Horsham. Although Mr. Medwin was eighty- selected as one of the Conservative candidates for Southseven years of age, he had the full enjoyment of all his | ampton, but he retired from the field in consequence of the mental faculties. His illness lasted only a few hours, death of his brother. Mr. MacCalmont's name was promiand he was engaged in business on the day preceding his nently before the public at the time of the Bravo inquest. death.

{ He was an intimate friend of the deceased, and originated

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