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Canal Company. The expedition does not affect either the con stirution of the company or the rights of its members as between themselves. Nor, again, could the local tribunals take any effec tire cognizance of a question of this kind. If the point is ever to be seriously raised, it must be raised, as M. Beaulieu urges, by the French Government, and must be settled between the foreign offices of the two countries.

M. Beaulieu refers to the'Alabama arbitration to prove that England is liable to pay indirect damages for the violation of the Suez Canal. It is, however, in our opinion, easy to show that the two cases are different. We went into the Alabama arbitration admitting certain principles according to which it was decided that we had sinned against international law, and it was as offenders against international law that we incurred the heavy penalty of several millions. Now, in the case of the Suez Canal, our conduct has been in full accordance with international law. When war is going on in any country, it is not disputed that a belligerent has the right of seizing for military uses a neutral's property which is passing through that country. This is called the right of angary. Thus, during 1870, the Germans in Alsace seized, for military purposes, upwards of six hundred railway carriages belonging to the Central Swiss Railway. A fortiori, a belligerent has the right of occupying immovable property belonging to a neutral, such as a railway line or a canal. It would be possible, indeed, to quote against us Lord Derby's despatch of the 16th of May, 1877, during the war between Russia and Turkey, in which he wrote :—" Her Majesty's Government will expect that the Porte and the Khedive will, on their side, abstain from impeding the navigation of the Canal, or adopting any measures likely to injure the Canal or its approaches, and they are firmly determined not to permit the Canal to be made the scene of any combat or other warlike operations." But it will be observed that Lord Derby does not rest this decision of the British Government on any principle of international law, and its only justification is the right of every country to defend its own interests. In just the same manner any foreign nation might have made our occupation of the Canal a casus belli, not as an offence against international law, but as an act injurious to its interests. A more plausible objection would be that, as Mr. Gladstone has said, we are not at war in Egypt, and therefore not entitled to the privileges of a belligerent. It might be replied that our army is acting in the name and under the authority of the Khedive, and that by article 9 of the Convention of 1866 the preservation of public order on the Canal was expressly reserved to him.

"Le Canal Maritime et toutes ses dependences restent soumis a la police Egyptienne, qui s'exercera librement comme sur tout autre point du territoire, de facon a assurer le bon ordre, la seeurite publique, et 1'execution des lois et reglements du pays.

"Le Gouvernement Egyptien jouira de la servitude de passage k travers le Canal Maritime sur les points qu'il jugera necessaires, tant pour ses propres communications que pour la libre circulation du commerce et du public, sans quo la compagnie puisse percevoir aucun droit de peage ou autre redevance sous quelque pretexte que ce soit."

But we may frankly admit that such an event as the occupation of the Canal by British soldiers, even in the Khedive's name, was not contemplated by this article. Nor is this of any importance. Without this article the Khedive would, we conceive, have retained the right of preserving public order on a canal which lies entirely within his territory, whoever its proprietors might be. However, though not technically at war, but only engaged, in suppressing an insurrection, our right to seize the Canal for military uses is determined by the same principles as when a regular war exists. "Whenever a rebellion attains the proportions of a civil war, there is an interval of time before the insurgent forces are recognized as belligerents. Any premature recognition of them in this character by a foreign Power would be regarded as an unfriendly act by the legitimate Government; and it may well happen that a struggle of considerable proportions may be concluded without any such recognition ever taking place. But during the whole interval prior to recognition the legitimate Government has exactly the same right as in a state of war, of seizing a neutral's property in the country for military purposes. And the light of the Government is no less the right of on allied force acting in the Govern

ment's name. It would, indeed, seem paradoxical to allow to an invader rights over a neutral's property in the enemy's country which were denied to a Government putting down a rebellion in its own country. In either case, the neutral Power is entitled to demand compensation for its subjects in respect of the direct damage inflicted on them, but has no ground of complaint as for a violation of internar tional law. It may be remembered that during the late war some excitement was caused in this country by the Germans sinking certain English vessels in the Seine at Duclair, in order to bar the passage of French gunboats. In reply to the representations of the English Government Count Bismarck claimed that "the measure in question, however exceptional in its nature, did not overstep the bounds of international warlike usage. The report shows that a pressing danger was at hand, and every other means of meeting it was wanting; the case was therefore one of necessity, which, even in time of peace, may render the employment or destruction of foreign property admissible under the reservation of indemnification." Compensation was made for the vessels and their cargoes; but the English Government did not question the principle which Count Bismarck then laid down, and which amply justifies our recent occupation of the Sues Canal.

LIABILITY OF TRUSTEE IN BANKRUPTCY IN RESPECT OF LEASEHOLDS.

To those who imagine that the office of trustee in bankruptcy or liquidation is one with little risk and great profit, the recent decision of the Court of Appeal in Titterton v. Cooper (30 W. R. 866) may afford some instruction. The case is of the utmost practical importance to the profession and requires very careful consideration. The facts were that the plaintiff, the owner of a wharf, leased it to one Morrison, the lease containing covenants to pay rent and to repair the premises. In December, 1880, the lessee filed a petition for liquidation, and, in January following, resolutions for liquidation and appointing the defendant trustee were duly passed. Upon the appointment of the defendant as trustee the plaintiff served him with notice, under section 24 of the Bankruptcy Act, 1869, requiring him to decide whether he would disclaim the lease or not. The defendant did not disclaim, but, though never entering into actual possession of the premises, he commenced negotiations for the assignment of the lease, which negotiations, however, fell through. The plaintiff sued the defendant to recover damages for non-repair and for rent accrued due prior, and also subsequently, to the defendant's appointment as trustee. The case was tried before Huddleston, B., without a jury, and he gave judgment for the plaintiff on all points, following the judgment of Stephen, J., in Wilson v. Wallani (28 W. R. 597, L. R. 5 Ex. D. 155). This decision was upheld by the Court of Appeal except as to the rent accrued due prior to the defendant being appointed trustee. A number of cases were cited on behalf of the defendant as to the law upon the point under the Act of 1849, and reliance was also placed upon the oases of Ex parte Davis, In re Sneezum (25 W. R. 49, L. R. 3 Ch. D. 463), and Ex parte Dressier, In re Solomon (27 W. R. 144, L, R. 9 Ch. D. 252). Lord Coleridge, in delivering judgment, made no reference to these cases, but Brett and Cotton, L.JJ., both did so, explaining the distinction between them and the case before the court. We extract these portions of their judgments at length, as they appear to us to be the most important part of the case. After stating that the case rested entirely upon the true construction of section 17 of the Bankruptcy Act, 1869, Brett, L.J„ said:—"It was said we were prevented from giving to section 17 the interpretation which I have now said to be the right view, because of certain decided cases which are said to be binding on us. As to the case of Ex parte Davis, In re Sneezum, it seems to me that it does not govern this case and is not applicable. That was not an action against the trustee to make him personally liable, though, certainly, the question of his personal liability did arise. But the contract there was a mere mercantile executory contract, and was not a lease at all. There being such a contract between the bankrupt and the applicant in that case, the trustee had, for a time, fulfilled the obligations of the bankrupt, but after a time he ceased to fulfil them, There was, therefore, % aoq-fulfUment of that contract as regarded the applicant, and the question was raised whether the trustee could be personally liable for that non- j fulfilment. It was said he could not, in any circumstances, be personally liable for non-performance of such a contract made with the bankrupt. I take the ground of the decision on that point to be that, whether the contract vested in him or not, and whether he took to it or not, in taking to it as trustee lie could only take to it as assignee of the contract, but that an assignee cannot be personally sued, in his own name, by the original party to the contract, because there is no privity of contract. But, as was pointed out, the assignee of a lease is personally liable to an action for rent because no privity of contract is required, but he is liable by reason of privity of estate. . . . It was said the court was bound by the case of Ex parte Dressier, In re Solomon; that was a mere argumentum ad hominem addressed to certain members here. It was said the court had there relied upon affirmative acts of the trustee as showing acceptance. Well, it is true, I admit, that in stating the facts of that case for the purposes of that decision I did state such facts, but if there are facts in a case which are a fortiori, judges usually state them because they make the case more clear. But relying on the facts in that case does not seem to me to show that the judges thought the non-existence of those facts would have altered the decision, and I am of opinion there is nothing in that judgment to make the present interpretation of section 17 inconsistent with it." Cotton, L.J., said: "As to Ex parte Davis, In re Sneezum, all that it decides is that sections 23 and 24, connected with section 25, sub-section 2, enabling the trustee to carry on the business of the bankrupt, did not amount to a statutory enactment that the trustee should be liable upon the contract. Mellish, L.J., says with reference to section 25, subsection 2: 'Are those words sufficient to make the trustee personally liable for any damages the other party to the contract may have sustained by reason of the trustee throwing up a contract of the bankrupt after he had carried it on for a time, and after he had neglected to disclaim it, or are they sufficient to make the trustee liable to pay out of the estate the full amount of the damages occasioned by the breach? In my opinion those words are wholly insufficient for that purpose.' There the trustee had not disclaimed, and the question was whether the estate, or the trustee to the extent of the estate, or the trustee himself, was liable for damages. If he had been assignee independently of statutory enactment, neither he nor the estate would be liable. The only decision was, not whether that act would make a difference as to leaseholds, but whether there was anything to alter the law as to the liability of an assignee of a contract. They said there was not, and the liability was left as before; so here, I say, the assignee of a lease is left in the same position as before the Act of 1869. As to Ex parte Dresslei; In re Solomon, I agree with Brett, L.J. There the trustee had taken actual possession, and no doubt that was an acceptance of a lease, and he was the assignee of the lease, whether or not, under the Act of 1809, it was necessary there should be acceptance. Therefore the judges said he had taken possession, and therefore was personally liable." The concluding portion of the same judge's judgment is also important in the view of the case which we propose to discuss. He proceeds: "I am of opinion he is not liable for any rent due before the time when he'became assignee. He is liable because the statute makes him assignee, and, therefore, the ordinary liabiliti/ of an assignee applies. The Act vests in him at the date of his appointment something which would not vest in an ordinary assignec by a conveyance—i.e., all the property vested in the bankrupt at the commencement of the bankruptcy. He is not in the position of an ordinary assignee with regard to property dealt with by the bankrupt between the bankruptcy and the appointment of trustee; his liability is the liability of an assignee resulting from his possession in consequence of this statutory transfer."

As to the remarks of Brett, L.J., upon the case of Ex parte Dressier, In re Solomon, we would only observe that it is unfortunate that judges should lay stress upon facts which, after all, turn out to be of no importance to the case. To a reader of that ease it might certainly appear that the election by the trustee to accept the lease was the ground of the decision, and that inasmuch as the old law as to election applied to charge a trustee who had elected with liability upon the covenants, by implication the

same law would still exist to relieve from liability a trustee who had not so elected.

The law as to the personal liability of a trustee who neglects to disclaim an onerous lease, upon the covenants of such lease, as now definitely laid down by the Court of Appeal, must occasion considerable anxiety to trustees who find themselves placed in such a position. On the one hand, if they are too precipitate they may throw away a valuable asset by disclaiming, and, on the other hand, they may find themselves fixed with a personal liability to an almost indefinite amount, with no estate out of which to indemnify themselves. What then are they to do in such a case? It is only natural that trustees should prefer sacrificing part of the estate to running the risk of such responsibility. The decision may have a very detrimental effect upon the administration of bankrupts' estates in the future, so that in any amendment of the law of bankruptcy the point should not be lost sight of. But the question now naturally arise?. Has a trustee, placed in the position of the defendant in the case we are discussing, any means whatever of escaping from further liability under the lease?

The first point to consider is that the trustee is only an assignee (by operation of law it is true, but still only an assignee) of leaseholds. His liability, therefore, arises, as was said by Brett, L.J., by reason of the privity of estate between him and the lessor. This can only be in respect of such covenants as run with the land. He will not, therefore (independently of the doctrine of notice), be liable upon covenants which do not run with the land, as, for instance, to do 6ome act upon premises not comprised in the lease. That would clearly come within the decision in Ex parte Davis, In re Sneezum, and be the subject of proof upon the bankrupt's estate only. If then he is only liable as an assignee upon such covenants as run with the land, by assigning the lease to another his liability would cease as to any future breach of the covenants, and he would not be personally liable for rent becoming due after the assignment. Then if the trustee can succeed in inducing anyone to accept an assignment of the lease upon any terms, he will escape future liability. This course was, we believe, frequently adopted under the old Act, after a creditors' assignee had taken to a lease and then discovered it to be onerous. Is there anything in the present Act to prevent the same course being followed? Cotton, L.J., says that " the assignee of a lease is left in the same position as before the Act of 1869," so we presume that whatever course was open for a creditors' assignee to adopt to get rid of leaseholds under the former law is still open to trustees under the present Act.

One other course may be followed under the Act—namely, to remove the trustee from his office and appoint a successor. The words of section 83, sub-section C, appear to be quite as comprehensive as those used in section 17 upon which the Court of Appeal based its decision. The words of section 17 are, " Until a trustee is appointed the registrar shall be the trustee for the purposes of this Act, and, immediately upon the order of adjudication being made, the property of the bankrupt shall vest in the registrar. On the appointment of a trustee the property shall forthwith pass to and vest in the trustee appointed." Sub-section 6 of section 83 is as follows:—" The property of the bankrupt shall pass from trustee to trustee, including under that term the registrar when he fills the office of trustee, and shall vest in the trustee for the time being during his continuance in office, without any conveyance, assignment, or transfer whatever." Upon the appointment of the new trustee, therefore, the lease would become vested in him and he would become liable upon the covenants ruuning with the land, and the former trustee would be relieved therefrom. It hns been suggested that the trustee might simply resign his office and allow the registrar to become trustee and deal with the question. But in the case of Titterton v. Cooper the debtor's affairs were being administered in liquidation and not in bankruptcy, and it is doubtful whether the provisions of the Act as to the registrar becoming trustee in case of a vacancy in the office apply to liquidation.

We onder-tand that the Society of LiacolnVinn propofe to create new att« of chambers on the sito of the southern block of the buildings in Chanceslane formerly occupied a« Chancery offies*.

REVIEWS.

THE BILLS OF EXCHANGE ACT.

Tub Bills Op Exchange Act, 1882, With Explanatory Notes And Index. By M. D. Chalmers, Barrister-at-Law. Waterlow & Sons, Limited.

The Bills of Exchange Act, 1882 (45 4 46 Vict. c. 61), which is an Act to codify the law relating to bills of exchange, cheques, and promissory notes, received the Royal assent and came into operation on the ] 8th of last month. Mr. Chalmers, who was the draughtsman of the Bill, has lost no time in getting out a little handbook of the Act, designed rather for men of business than for lawyers. In his introduction he says, " A bandy edition of the Act, with an index and short explanatory notes of a non-technical character, may, perhaps, be acceptable to merchants, bankers, and others, who will frequently have to consult the Act in the hurry of business. I hope later on to publish a legal treatise on the Act, dealing more completely with tho whole law on the subject of negotiable instrument*, and comparing the Act with the foreign codes." "We have pleasure in commending the present handbook to the public, and wo look forward with much interest to the work with which Mr. Chalmers promises to favour the legal profession.

CORRESPONDENCE.

STATUTORY RECONVEYANCE.

[To the Editor of the Solicitors' Joitrnal.]

Sir,—With reference to the letter you inserted last week on the efficacy of a statutory re-conveyance where section 29 of the Conveyancing Act dees not apply, will you allow me to suggest that the only question is whether the words of the statutory form are in themselves sufficient to pass the legal estate free from the mortgage and to imply the proper covenant? Looking at sections 7, 49, and 51, there can be no doubt that those words are sufficient, being, in fact, with the exception of the expression " statutory," those which would naturally be employed in aBy re-conveyance since the Act. It is impossible to conceive that the introduction of the shibboleth "statutory" can make the slightest difference.

It is difficult to see why a statutory form of re-conveyance was inserted by the framers of the Act unless it were from a pure love of symmetry. August 30. Certior Factus.

GENERAL ORDERS UNDER THE SOLICITORS' REMUNERATION ACT.

[To the Editor of the Solicitors' Journal.]

Sir,—A client is purchaser and mortgagor of real estate, and I act also for the mortgagee. I wiBli to charge according to the above order. Will yon, or any of your readers, kindly furnish me with a calculation in detail, shewing what my costs should be? To simplify the calculation, the purchase and mortgage money may both bo taken at £5,000. There are no "negociations " of any kitid to charge for. I may mention that the reason for my letter is a difference of opinion between another solicitor and myself as to whether rule 3 must be read with rule 6 as governing costs in a transaction of the kind. B. D. H.

August 29.

[To the Editor of the Solicitors' Journal.]

Sir,—Referring to the remarks in your article of lost week as to the remuneration scale, is there any legal reason why a solicitor should not, after this year, take up an auctioneer's license P I believe that most of the business of an auctioneer an to the sale of land or house property is now carried to the auctioneers instead of being brought by them to solicitors. Why should not solicitors retain the business? They thoroughly understand it and could probably do the clients as much service as the auctioneer can. A Solicitor.

London, August 30.

[We propose to discuss both these letters in an article next week.—Ed. S.J.]

"LAND OF ANY TENURE."

[To the Editor of the Solicitors' Journal.]

Sir,—It is " part of the alphabet of the law," to use your own phrase (p. 575), that " the most familiar instance of a tenure is given by a common lease of a house or land for a term of years" (Williams on Real Property, " of the tenure of an estate in fee simple "). To justify ex

cluding leaseholds for years from 'this class of tenures, you have to rely on feudal principles which are confessedly obsolete, anomalous, and unsuited to the practice of modern times; and the question is how long the inconvenient distinction is to be kept up. The Conveyancing Act essays, at all events, to treat leaseholds for years as comprehended under the definition " land of any tenure "; and to my mind there is a significant justification for its doing so in the fact that any practical reason for the distinction reaches its vanishing poiut in the section which enacts that a long term is potentially a fee simple. H. Aug. 8.

[Our correspondent will see by the letter from Mr. A. J. Wood, which appeared in our number of the 19th inst., that the latter gentleman, who is, without doubt, one of the ablest defenders that the Act could find, lends no counteuanco to"II.'s" views about tenure, b it prefers to dropout that word from1 the Aot as mere amplification. We do not think it worth while further to disouss the precise import and applicability of such phrases as " leaiehold tenuro," &c, aud will merely point out to our correspondent that, in the passage wbioh he cites from Mr. Joshua Williams, that learned writer seem', by a slip of tie pen, to use the word" tenure" iustead of the word "tenancy."— Ed. S. J.]

[To the Editor of the Solicitors' Journal.]

Sir,—The case of Paul v. Paul (51 L. J. Ch. 5) discloses a very unsatisfactory state of judge-made law on the important question of declarations of trustor limitations in favour of the next of kin of one of the settlors contained in marriage settlements.

The judgment of Fry, J., is Just tho reverse of that of Malins, V.C., in the same case, that of the last-named judge being reported in 50 L. J. Oh. 14, L. R. 15 Ch. D. 580. Each judge seems equally positive as to tho correctness of his decision, and expresses surprise there can be two opinions on the matter. The case, as before Fry, J., is stated thus in the margin :—

"By a marriage settlement, personal property belonging to the wife was settled (subject to the life interest of the husband and wife), la tho event of there being no children, if the wifo should die in the lifetime of the husband, in trust for such persons as she should by will appoint, and, iu default of appointment, for her next of kin according to the statute, and if the husbaud should die in the lifetime of the wife, for her absolutely. There were no children of the marriage and no possibility of any. Upon a petition by the wife asking for the division of the settled property in certain proportions between herself and her husband,—Held, that by the marriage settlement a complete and irrevocable declaration of trust had been made in favour of the next of kin, and application refused." Iu the last sentence, if you substitute the following, you have the judgment of Malins, V.C.: "Held, that the corpus of the fund might be applied in payment of the debts of the wife, the next of kin beiug mere volunteers and not within the marriage consideration." The learned judge goes so far as to say that " the objection raised by the trustees is wholly unsustainable."

These contradictory decisions will, I imagine, fetter and embarrass trustees, and impose on solicitors a serious responsibility in advising their trustee clients. For my own part, I think common sense and expediency are with Malins, V.C, as I cannot see the reason why the lady should be fettered by a limitation to an unknown aud 'unascertained class from doing what she likes with her own property, when the object for which the settlement was made—the provision for the children—cannot be carried out, aud when she can defeat the claim of the next of kin by au appointment by will. Surely the life interest iu her own property, coupled with such a power, should make her mistress of the fuud, subject, of course, to the life interest of the husband. I am not aware if the case is under appeal, but it is very desirable that the law should be placed on a more definite and satisfactory footing.

Cheltenham, August 30. Robert Wheeler.

[The decision of Fry, J., was appealed from, and the appeal dismissed, on the 15th of July, 1882. The case is noted iu the Weekly Notes of July 29.—Ed. S. J.]

CASES OF THE WEEK.

BEFORE THE VACATION JUDGE.

Practice—Windino-dp PbtitionStatutory Affidavit In Support— Exuiuit op Copy Op PetitionAffidavit Hlko Aftbr Four DatsEnlargement Of Time To FileCompanies Act, 1862—General Orders, R. 4.—Iu the case of In re The Bellivae Freehold Land Satiety, before North, J., tilting as Vacation Judge on Friday, the 25tb ult., an order bating been made on the preceding Wednesday to wind up the sociaty, it alterwarU appeared that a copy only of tbe winding-up petit ;o I had been made an ex'libit to the statutory affidavit filed in support of the petition, but that a new uffi'tavit bad been filed more than four days sines the presentation ot tbe petition, making the petition i'self an exhibit. North, J., gave leave for an extension of tima in which to file the statutory affidavit.—Solicitors, Bieken $ Oraham: Cattamt, Jehu, f Hughes, for Younge, Wilson, f Co., Sheffield.

Practice—ReceivesIntestacyAdministrationCreditor's Action —appointment Of Recbitrr And Manager Before Grant Of AdministraTion.—In the case otJnre Baker (deceased),Gidditigsj. Baker, also before North, J., on the 25th nit, an ex parte motion was made in a creditor's administration action for the appointment of a receiver and manager of the estata of the deceased, who had died intestate and insolvent. It appeared that the Intestate, who was carrying on the business of a publican, had died very recently and that letters of administration had not as yet been taken out Tbe oase of BlacktU T. Blaekett (19 W. R. 559) was cited, where Stuart, Y.C., nnder similar ciroumstanoes, had made an order like that now asked for. North, J., after referring to tbe case oited, made the order.—Solicitor, Kingsford, for Marshall, Devizes.

PracticeTrustee And Cestui Que TrubtPurchase By TrusteePurchase By Wife Of TrusteeLiberty To PurchaseOrder Made On Motion Before Decree.—In the case of In re Afackneu (deceased), Maekness v. Slackness, also before North, J., on the 25th ult., a writ haviog been issned by the plaintiff, an infant legatee suing by her next friend, against the trustees and executors of the testator's will for tbe administration of his estate, a motion was mado that the defendants might be at liberty to sell part of tbe testator's ettate consisting cf leasehold houses to the wife of one of the defendants at tbe price of £600, to be paid out of moneys to which she was entitled for her separate use. The testator by bis will, after appointing his widow and two other persona his trustees and executors, devised and bequeathed all his real and personal property to bis trustees upon trusts for sale in any manner and at any time they should think fir, and investment and conversion and directed them to pay the income of his estate to his widow for life, and after her death to divide tbe eorput amongst bis five children equally, of whom tbe plaintiff was tbe only one who was an infant. The intending purchaser was one of the children entitled under the will, and by the affidavits it appeared that the proposed sale was an advantageous one and approved of by all the beneficiaries who were of age. An objection was taken by the registrar during the bearing of the motion to the effect that tbe order asked for could not be made before decree (Farmer v. Bean, 32 Beav. 827, 12 W. R. Ch. Dig. 106). An unreported case before Hall, V.C., was, however, mentioned by the counsel for the plaintiff, where, in an action brought simply for tbe purpose of obta:niog an order like that now asked for, the Vice-Chancellor, after rerening to Farmer v. Dean and also Campbell v. Walker (5 Yes. 678), made the order before decree upon being satisfied with the affidavits filed in support. North, J., after doubting whether the preferable course would not be to make tbe order in tbe form of a judgment, said that the oase before Hull, Y.C., might be followed.—Solicitob, Henry Tyrrell,

Limited Company—Winding Up— Shareholder's Petition—Company Judgment Creditor Of The PetitionerCompanies Act, 1862, s. 79.— In the case of In re The North Western Credit Company (Limited), before Day, J., sitting as Vacation Judge, on tbe 30th nit, a petition for the compulsory winding up of tbe company was presented by a shareholder holding five £\ (hares, not folly paid up. The petitioner alleged that tbe company had paid dividendsout of capital and issued a fraudulent balance-sheet. The petition was opposed by the company, on tbe ground that there was no caw shown which came within tba grounds for winding up a limited company set forth in the Companies Act, 1862, t. 79, and it was also stated that tbe company had recovered judgment against the petitioner for money lent, to the amount of £48 odd, and that the judgment was not satisfied. Day, J., said that tha petitioner should have paid his debt to the company before presenting a petition to wind it up. The petition would be dismissed with costs.

NEW ORDERS, &c

WINTER ASSIZES ACTS.

The London Gazelle of August 22 contains a series of Orders in Council in pursuance of the Winter Assizes Acts, 1870 and 1877.

The first order directs that tbe jurisdiction of the justices and judges of the Central Criminal Court at any session of oyer and terminer or gaol delivery held or continued for the Central Criminal Court District in the months of October, November, or December, 1882, or January, 1883, shall extend to such part of the county of Surrey as is not now inoluded in the Central Criminal Court District, subject to sundry provisions contained in the order.

Other orders constitute tbe following combined winter assize counties for the next winter assizes:—

No. 1.—Cumberland and Westmoreland—Assizes held at Carlisle.

No. 2.—Northern and Salford Divisions of Lancashire—Assizes at Manh ester.

No. 3.—North and East Riding Division and West Riding Division of York, •hire—Assizes at York.

No. 4.—Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and City of Lincoln—Assiz>s at Nottingham.

No. 5.—Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Rutland—Assizes at Leioester. No. 6.—Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire, and Buckinghamshire—Assizes at Bedford.

No. 7.—Norfolk and Suffolk—Assizes at Norwich.

No, 8.—Huntingdonshire and Cambridgaahire—Aasi^es at Chesterton.

No. 9.—Hertfordshire, and so much of Essex as is not within the Central Criminal-Court District—Assizes at Chelmsford.

No. 10.—Sussex, City of Canterbury, and so much of Kent aa is not within the Central Criminal Court District—Assizes at Maid-tone.

No. 11.—Oxfordshire and Berkshire—Assizes at Oxford.

No. 12.—Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire, Gloucestershire, and City of Worcester—Assizes at Gloucester.

No. 13.—Shropshire and Staffordshire—Assizes at Stafford.

No. 14.—Hampshire, Wiltshire, and Dorset—Assizes at Winchester.

No. 15.—Devonshire and Cornwall—Assizes at Exeter.

No. 16.—Somerset and City of Bristol—Assizes at BriitoL

No. 17.—Cheshire, Montgomeryshire, Merionethshire, Carnarvonshire, Anglesea, Denbighshire, and Flintshire—Assizes at Chester.

No. 19.—Glamorganshire, Carmarthenshire, Borough of Carmarthen, Pembrokeshire, Town of Haverfordwest, Cardiganshire, Brecknockshire, and Radnorshire—Ass:zes at Swansea.

No. 19.—Northumberland, and Town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne— Astizea at Newoastle-upon-Tyne.

An Order in Council, dated the 18th of August, contained in the Gazette of August 22, provides that from and after the 30th of September, 1882, the County Court of Hampshire, bolden at Fordinbridge, shall be holden at Ringwood as well as at Fordinbridge; and that tha County Court of Cumberland, holden at Cockermouth, shall be holden at Workington as wil as at Cockennouth.

LEGAL APPOINTMENTS.

Mr. John Romilly, barrister, has been appointed Secretary to the Ratal Commission on Historical Manuscripts. Mr. Romilly was called to tbe bar at Gray'a-inn in Michaelmas Term, 1865. He is secretary of causes to the Master of the Rolls.

Mr. Francis Henry Candy, solicitor, of Southampton, has been appointed Clerk to the County Magistrates for the Hythe Division, Mr. Candy was admitted a solicitor in 1871.

Mr. Edward James Brutton, solicitor, of Exeter and Ottery St Mary, bas been appointed Clerk to the Ottery Local Board, and to the Feoffees of the Parish Charities of Ottery St Mary. Both offices were held by the late Mr. Albert Edwards.

Messrs. Newton & Down, of High-street, Lewisham, have bejn appoint* 1 Solicitors to the Guardians of tbe Poor for the Parish of Lewisham; and Mr. Newton, of tbe same firm, has been eleoted Clerk to the Lewisham Vestry.

DISSOLUTIONS OF PARTNERSHIPS. Edward Buboes, William Edward Lawrence, and Walter Joseph RU800MBB Poole, solicitors (Barges, Liwrenoe, <k Poole), Stephen-street, Bristol Aug. 11.

George Lonoley Lepper and John Lake Blaxland, solioitora, 72, Mark-lane, London. Aug. 18. All debts due and owing to or by the laid partnership.will be received and paid by George Longley Lepper.

Franklin William Tonkin and Fred Burford, solicitors, Albionobambers, Bristol, and Chipping Sodbury. Aug. 16. All debts) owing to and by the firm will be received and paid by the said Franklin William Tonkin, by whom the praotioe will iu.fucure be oarried on.

[Gazelle, Aug. 85.]

COMPANIES.

WINDING-UP NOTICES. Joint Stock Companies.

LlMRBD IB* CHIVOEBY.

Ciniou Baicxwoaxs Ahd Colliery Comfibt, Limited.—By an order made byNorth, J., dated Aug 10, it was ordered that the company be wound up. Rogers and Chare, Queen Victoria st, solicitors for the petitioner

CahiA Paea Gold Mikiko Compaby, Limited.—By an order made by North, J., Aug 16, it waa ordered that the company be wound up. Kimber, Walbrook; Boall and Co, Queen Victoria at, solicitors for tbe petitioners

Cexteal Wiiud Gold Mixiso Comsv, Limited.—By an order made by tbe Vacation Judge, dated Aug 10, it waa ordered that tbe company be wound up. Snell and George at. Mansion House, solicitors for tbo petitionera

No»th-w»stieb Cut Hit Compaby, Limited.—Petition for winding up, presented Aug 16, directed to be heard before Chitty, J , ou Wednesday, Aug 30, at the court of Hall. V.C. Leo, Bow st, Covcnt garden

FrsE Beveeaob Compact, Limited.—By an order mado by North, J., dated Aug 16, it waa ordered that the company be wound up. Norton, Queen at, Cheapaido, solicitor for the petitioners

lOwUe, Aug. S5.1

Stactabii 01 Dbvox. Limited Is Chakceey. South Wheal Cebbob, Limited.—Petition for winding up, presented Aug 19, directed to be beard before the Vico-Wardcn, at the Law Institution, Chancery lane, on Wedneaday, Au< 30, at 12.30. Affidavits intended to bo used at the hearing, in opposition to tho petition, must be filed at the registrar's office. Truro, on or before Aug 2H, and notice thereof must, at the samo time, bo given to the petitioner, his solicitor, or bis agent. Hodge and Co.,Truro, agents for Gregory, Bisbopsgato st Within, petitioner's solicitor

[Gazette, Aug. to.)

Friendly Societies Dissolved. Kidsqbovs FlVAU FsiUDliT Society, Kidagrovo, Stafford, Aug 52

iQazettt, Aug. 25.1

LEGAL NEWS.

Xemp't Mercantile Gazette states that the number of failures In England and Wales gazetted during the week ending Saturday, Angutt 26, was 157. The number in the corresponding week of last year was 204, showing a decrease of 47, being a net decrease in 1882, to date, of 608. The number in the corresponding week of 1880 was 205. The numbers for the United Kingdom were 172 in 1882,224 in 1881, and 224 in 1880. "We hope it is of good omen that no failures of farmers are recorded last week, whereas there were nine in the corresponding week of 1881. The number of bills of sale published in England and Wal's for the week ending August 26 was 895. The number in the corresponding week of list year was 957, showing a decrease of 62, being a net decrease in 1882, to date, of 1,124.

The Vice-Warden of the Stannaries Court recently (July 31, 1882) gave judgment upon an application in the matter of The TTaliham United Mintt. The applioant had presented a petition in the High Court for winding up the company, and another creditor's petition being before the Stannaries Court, the present application was for a certificate in favour of winding up company as an ordinary company by the High Court. The applicant appears to hare contended tbat the mine bad not been actually carried on by the company, bat that the works done (alleged to have been at an outlay of £2,000) bad been merely for exploration; and also that a winding up in London would be more convenient. The judge, in dismissing the application, said that he regarded the precedent sooght to be established as a most objectionable one. The Legislature intended that the Court of the Stannaries should be tbe tribunal for companies working mines in Cornwall. It was said tbe mines had not been in operation except for purposes of exploration, though that was not consistent with £2,000 having been Bpent there. To open the door to considerations of this kind as to what was exploration and what was mining would open the door to continual and wasteful controversy. Those who were anxious to have a company wound up in the High Conrt would always find out that nnsucceeVul workings were only "explorations." He donbted if £2,000 bad been spent on tbe mine, but the creditors in London might v<ry probably prefer the Stannaries Court as a cheaper tribunal. Unpaid calls formed the greater part of tbe assets, it was stated, bnt the collecticn of these calls conld be earned on as well from Trnro as from London.

SALE OF ENSUING WEEK.

Sept. 5.—Mr. David Burnett, at the Mart, at 2 p.m., Leasehold Estate (fee ''• ', Aug. 26, p. 4).

LONDON GAZETTES.

Bankrupts.

Fsisat, An g. 26,1883. Under tho Bankruptcy Act, 1869. Creditors must forward their proof of debts to tho Registrar. To Surrender in London. Harris, Nathan, Kennington rd, Joweller. Pet Aug 23. Brougham. Sept 6 at 11 Stevons, William Henry, Commercial rd, Draper. Pet Aug 22. Pepys, Bept 7 at 11 To Surrender in the Country. , Samuel, Cradley, Worcester, Commission Agent. Pet Aug 18. Coin's. Stour—. Sept 8 at 11

Louis, Brighton, Rostauranv 1 "oprietor. Pet Ang 22. Jones. Brighton, Sept

i at 11

Baby, William, Downham ter, Blenheim rd, Wood Green, Builder. Pot Aug 15. Gough.

Edmonton, Sept 7 at 12 Sansome, Benjamin William, Salford, Provision Dealer. 'Pot Aug 23. Hulton. Salford,

Sept 13 at 11

Tcksdat, Aug. 20,1882. Under tbe Bankruptcy Act, 1869. Creditors must forward their proofs of debts to the Registrar. To Surrender in London. James, Reginald Hawels, Union ct, Old Broad st. Pet Ang 20. Brougham. Sept 13 at 11

Reed, John Foster, York pi, Portman sq, Barristcr-at-Law. Tet Aug 21. Brougham. Sept 28 at 11

To Surrender In the Country. Bailey, Walter, Fareham, Hants, Licensed Victualler. Pet Aug 21. Ronny. Portsmonth, Sept 21 at 12

Brown, William, Frithville, Lincoln, Farmer. Pet Ang 23. Stauiland. Boston, Sept 8 at 12

Eirby, Luke Hall, Sale, Chester, Commercial Traveller. Pet Aug 24. Lister. Manchester, Sept 11 at 1.30

Ling, Tom Tbeophilua, Scarborough, Hotol Proprietor. Pet Aug 10. WoOdall. Scarborough, Sept 11 at 3

Wilkie, Ebeneser, Liverpool, Manager of a Tobacco Factory. Pet Aug 21, Cooper.
Liverpool, Sept 11 at 11.30

BANKRUPTCIES ANNULLED.
Fridht, Aug. 26, 1883.
Henry, Old Kent rd, Miller. Aug 22

Liquidations by Arrangement.

FIRST MEETINGS OF CREDITORS. FHin.iT, Aug. 25, 1882. Adams, Edward John, Newport st, Lambeth walk, Wheelwright' Sept 14 at 3 at office

of Lloyd, London wall Ainsworth, Benjamin, Bolton, Provision Dealer. Sept 0 at 3 at office of Richardson, Wood st, Bolton

Atherton, Samuel, Manchoster^Hotol Keeper. Sept 11 at 3 at office of Edmondson, John

Dalton st, Manchester
Barker, Robert, Manchester, Music Dealer. Sept It at 3 at offico of Cobbott and Co,

Brown st, Manchester
Barnard^Moses, Willenhall, Stafford, Grocer, Sept 8 at 11 at office of Baker, Market pi,

Body, John, Leyton, Builder, Sept 7 nt 13 at office Of Ellen, Chancery lano J

Crocker, Robert Field, Chertscy, Butcher. Sept 7 at 1 at Sun Hotel, Kingston. Newman,

Brown, Isaac West Hallam, Dorby, Builder. Sept 0 (not 7 as previously advertised) at 3 at office of Frascr, St John's chmbrs, Bridlesmith gate, Nottingham

Burrow, Francis, Redruth, Outfitter. Sept 12 at 11.30 at office of Paige and Co, West End, Redruth

Chapman, Adam, Patricroft, Lancaster, Grocer. Sept 6 at 3 at office of Gardner, Cooper st, Manchester

Cbatterton, Percy, Elgin chmbrs, Ironmonger lane, Physician. Sept 4 at 12 at Inns of

Conrt Hotel, Holborn. Bartlett, Bedford st, Covent Garden Clark, Andrew Grahame, Croydon, Wholesale Bedding Manufacturer. Sept 6 at 3 at

office of Young, North End, Croydon Cottrell, Charles, Nottingham, Railway Clerk. Sept 15 at 3 at office of Truman, Poultry

arcade, Nottingham

Cox, William, Eastcote, nr Pinner, Carpenter. Sept 11 at 3 at Goorgo Inn, Uxbridgo.
Philp, Hayes
3rocker, Robert
Reading

Dwyer, Edward Michael, Manchester, Egg Dealer. Bept 11 at 3 at office of Chew, Swan st, Manchester

Eccleston, Robert, Preston, Lancaster, Carver. Sept 11 at 3 at office of Cooper, Lune st, Preston

Elphick, Edward, Duke st, Grosvonor sq, Hosier. Sept 4 at 10 at 260, High Holborn.

Fisher, Finsbury pavement Firth, John, Halifax, Wine Merchant. Sept 7 at 3 at George Hotel, Brighouse, Halifax.

Bransneld, Huddersfteld Goldsmith, Thomas, Bristol, Licensed Victualler, Sept 4 at 2 at office of Clifton and

Carter, Broad st, Bristol Griffith, Charles John, Essex rd, Islington, Oilman. Sept 4 at 3 at office of Cooper and

Co, Lincoln's inn fields Gunning, Patrick, Newcastle under Lyme, Stafford, Bakor, Sept 4 at 11 nt office of

Griffith, Ironmarket, Newcastle under Lyme Haimes, Francis, Tue Brook, nr Liverpool, Grocer. Sept 7 at 3 at office of Jackson,

Dale st, Liverpool. Massoy and Co, Liverpool Hand, George, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, Grocer. Sept 8 at 11 at office of Hughes and

Pritchard, Bangor

Hawloy, George, Rawmarsh, York, Earthenware Manufacturer. Bept 6 nt lint offico of Willis, Bank chbrs, Wellgate, Rotherbam

Heirong, William, Vining st, Brixton, out of business. Sept 1 at 12 at office of Bilton, Renfrew rd, Kennington lane, Lambeth

Inwood, Henry, Edgware rd, Builder. Sept 18 at 2 at office of Wright and Pilley, Bedford row

Jackson, James, Stalybridge, Chester, Bobbin and Skewer Manufacturer. Sept 7 at 3 at Pitt and Nelson Hotel, Ashton under Lyno. Jackson, Ashton under Lyne

Jackson, John Myers, Leeds, Bntoher. Sept 7 at 3 at office of Harland, South Parad Leeds

Jones, John John, Llanberis, Carnarvon, Grocer. Sept 9 at 1 at office of Tomkinson, Market st, Carnarvon

Joseph, Thomas, Fenchurch st, Colliery Proprietor. Sept 21 at 3 at Royal Hotel, St ""~ ""' '~ t. Sheffield

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Little, Archibald John, and Robert William Little, Shanghai, China, Merchants. Oct 23

at 3 at office of Wainewright, Balfour bldgs, Shanghai Little, John, Killingworth, Northumberland, Licensed Victualler. Sept 7 at 2 at office

of Joel, Newgate st, Newcastle upon Tyne Lloyd, Edward, Llantysilio, Denbigh, Sheep Salesman, Sept 11 at 12.30 at Eagle's

Hotel, Bridgo st, Llangollen. Jones, Wrexham Lowe, William, Leek, Wine and Spirit Merchant. Sept 7 at 2 atDerby st, Leek. Chal

linor and Co

May, Charles, Bath, Butcher. Sept 9 at 12 at offices of Wilton, Westgate bldgs, Bath McDowell, Henry, Commercial rd, Fruiterer. Sept 8 atlat office of Dobson, Minories

Morrison, James, jun, North Bierley, York, Worsted Manufacturer. Sept 4 at 11 at

office of Hutchinson, Piccadilly chbrs, Piccadilly, Bradford Northway, Charles, Torquay, Devon, Glass and China Dealer. Sept 0 at 12.30 at Grand

Hotel, Bristol. Creed, Newton Abbot Oakly, Benjamin, Smethwick, Stafford, Grocer. Sept 6 at 11 at office of Stokes, Templo

st, Birmingham

Palframon, Thomas, Dewsbury, Painter. Sept 8 at 10 at office of Shaw, Bona st, Dewsbury

Pinch, Edwin Felix, Bath, Engraver. Sept 7 at 11 at Wood st, Bath. Mogcr
Plant, William, Cheadle, Stafford, Licensed Victualler. Sept 5 at 11 at office of Welch,
Caroline st, Longton

Proctor, Frederick, Bournemouth, Hants, Lodging House Keeper. Sopt 7 at 11

at Pembroke Hotel, Bournemouth. Basil and Co Richards, George, Victoria pk sq, Boot Manufacturer. Sept 7 at 3 at office of Davis,

Moorgate st

Richards, Robert, Chatteris, Cambridge, Furnishing Ironmonger. Sopt 7 at 3 at offico

of Margetts, Chatteris Roberts, William, Portmadoc, Carnarvon, Grocer. Sept 11 at 1 at Commercial Hotel,

Portmadoc. Jones and Jones, Portmadoc Rowe, Charles Courtney, Fulham rd, Jeweller. Sopt 12 at 3 at Guildhall Tavern,

Gresham st. Marsland, St Swithin's lane Ruckert, George, Market bldgs, Mincing lane, East India Merchant. Nov 16 at

office of Cooper and Co, George st, Mansion House, in lieu of the day originally

named

Savidge, William Mason, Corby, Lincoln, Chemist. Sept 8 at 12 at George Hotel, Grantham. Cockayne, Nottingham

Smith, Henry, Rochdale, Lancaster, Traveller. Sept 6 at 3 at office of Worth, Lower Gates, Rochdale

Sutton, William, St John st, Clerkenwell, Printer. Aug 31 at 3 at office of Weall, Bell

yard, Doctor's Commons Taylor, Arthnr, Porcheeter rd, Bayswater, Watchmaker. Sept 8 at 12 at offico of

Sampson, Marylebonc rd Taylor, William, Salford, Lancaster, Grocer. Sept 11 at 3 at office of Cobbott and Co,

Brown st, Manchester Thomas, John, Ilfracombe, Devon, Carriage Builder. Sept 1 at 12 at office of Bencraft,

Bridge chmbrs, Barnstaple Vickers, John, Bolton, Lancaster, Milliner. Sent 15 at 3 at Public Sale Rooms, BoW

ker's row, Bolton. Finney, Bolton Warrington, George Henry, Liverpool, Tea Merchant. Sept 6 at 3 at office of Quilliam

and Co, Elliot st, Liverpool Waterhouse, Edward, Halesowen, Worcester, Tobacconist. Sept 7 nt 11 at Queen's

Hotel, Birmingham. Shakespeare, Oldbory Wickes, Thomas, Northampton, Boot and Shoo Manufacturer, Sept 8 at 3.30 at office

of Becke, Derngate, Northampton Williams, Thomas Middleton, Manchester, Furniture Dealer, Sept 8 at 3 at office of

Garthwaite, Brosennoso st, Manchester Winfield, John, jnn, Hanley, Stafford, Boersoller. Sept 7 at 10 at offico of Ashmall,

Albion st

Winstanley, Thomas, Wigan, Lancaster, Brass Founder. Sept Oat 11 at office of Wilson, King st, Wigan

Wragg, Michael Gifford. Walworth rd, Grocer. Sept 12 at 2 at 83, Gresham st. Tilling,

Devonshire chmbrs, Bishopsgate Wright, William, Pendlobury, Lancaster, Licensed Victualler. Sept 8 at 12 at offico of

Preston and Young, Townhall chmbrs, King st, Manchester TuasD.iT, Ang. 29,1882. Adams, Thomas William, Birkonhoad, Chester, Brassfoundor. Sept 11 at 11 at offices

of Bleakley and Downham, Hamilton sq, Birkenhead Allan, William, Appleby, Westmoreland, Retired Butcher, Bept W at i at offices of

Heeha, Appleby

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