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Williams, Richard Augustus, Liverpool, Saw and Plane Maker. Oct 13 at 2 at office of Peake, George Cartwright, Tettenhall, Stafford, Butcher. Oct 19 at 4 at offices of

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Willcock, North st, Wolverhampton
e sond Henry Augustus Withers, Birmingham, Rope Manu. | Peirce, Free

Peirce, Frederick Richard, Greenwich, Kent, Pewterer. Oct 14 at 12 at offices of Scard. facturers. Oct 24 at 3 at office of Rowlands and Co, Colmore row, Birmingham

Blackheath rd, Greenwich Woolfrey, Juan Charles, Ringwood, Hants, Toy and Fancy Dealer. Oct 13 at 3 at Inns Peitz, Joseph, Enkel st, Seven Sisters' rd, Holloway, Baker. Oct 11 at 3.30 at offices of of Court Hotel, Holborn. Trevanion, Poole

Ede, Finsbury pavement
TUESDAY, Oct. 3, 1882.

Perrott, William, Cardiff, Tailor. Oct 12 at 12 at offices of Jacob, Church št, Cardiff Allen, George, Southend, Essex, Builder.' Oct 19 at 2 at Royal Hotel, Southend. Tol. Peters, Samuel Edward, Pentrich (and not Pentriok, as erroneously printed in the hurst and Co, Gravesend

Gazette of 20th ult), Derby, Cigar Manufacturer, Oct 10 at 2 at offices of Robotham, Ashcroft, Ellen, Battersea pk rd, Paperhanger. Oct 13 at 2 at office of Ritter, Mary. St Alkmund's churchyard, Derby lebone rd

Pool, James, Bilston, Stafford, Butcher. Oct 13 at 11 at offices of Stratton, Queen st, Ashton, Alfred, Belgrave, Leicester, Blacksmith. Oct 16 at 12 at office of Harvey, Sel. Wolverhampton borne bldgs, Millstone lane, Leicester

Preston, Benjamin, Batley, York, Mechanio. Oct 14 at 10.30 at offices of Stapleton, Birch, Thomas John, Margate, Kent, Fly Proprietor, Oct 18 at 3 at office of Gibson, Union st, Dewsbury Union crescent, Margate

Preston, John, Batley, York, Mason. Oct 16 at 3.30 at offices of Wooler and Wooler, Bonny, Henry, Camden rd, Restaurant Keeper. Oct 19 at 2 at Room 1,7, Union ct, Old Exchange buildings, Batley Broad st, Ramskill

| Preston, Henry, Birmingham, Plane Maker. Oct 16 at 11 at offices of Eaden, Bennett's Bowen, James, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Draper. Oct 14 at office of Phillips, Small st, Bris. hill, Birmingham tol, in lieu of the place originally named

Rankin, Thomas Alexander, Ryton on Tyne, Durham, Draper. Oct 16 at 2 at offices of Bowen, James, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Draper. Oct 14 at 11 at office of Ensor, Royal Wilson and Sandeman, Collingwood st, Newcastle upon Tyne Arcade chmbrs, St Mary st, Cardiff

Raymont, Charles Augustin, Newton Abbot, Devon, Bootmaker. Oct 19 at 12.30 at the B.iaund, Clarence Lewis William, Balsall Heath, Worcester, Grocer. Oct 11 at 11 at “

Swan Hotel, Bridge st, Bristol, Hartnoll, Exeter office of East, Temple st, Birmingham Brook, George Henry, Huddersfield, York, Fruit Salesman. Oct 17 at 3 at office of

Rhodes, William, and Charles Rhodes, Bradford, Whitesmiths. Oct 13 at 11 at offices of Welsh, Queen st, Huddersfield

Peel and Co, Chapel lane, Bradford Brooks, Henry, Lyme st, Camden rd, Manufacturer of Pianoforte Keys. Oct 28 at 2 at

Richardson, Philip Sutton, Station rd, Spa rd, Bermondsey, Commission Agent. Oct Law Institution, Chancery lane. Bolton and Co

23 at 1 at offices of Dubois and Reid, Pancras lane, Queen st Brown, John James, Birmingham, Engraver, Oct 16 at 12 at office of Assinder, Union Robey, Joseph, Holloway rd, Islington, Furniture Dealer. Oct 19 at 2 at the Guildhall st, Birmingham

Tavern, Gresham st. "Rogers, Leadenhall st Brown, William, Barnsley, Plumber. Oct 10 at 3 at office of Simpson and Hockin, Rogers, John, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Tailor, Oct 11 at 12 at offices of Lewis, Mount st, Albert sq, Manchester

Glebeland st, Merthyr Tydfil Cains, William, Poole, Carpenter. Oct 13 at 3 at office of Hill, West st, Poole

Rollinson, Fred, Shipley, Leeds, Watchmaker. Oct 13 at 4 at the William the Fourth Champion, James, Llanbrechva Upper, Monmouth, Butcher. Oct 24 at 1 at office of Inn, Briggate, Leeds. Wooler and Wooler, Batley Watkins, Pontypool

Row, William Trimmer, and Richard Whitefield Row, Alton, Southampton, SilverChubb, Julia, Plymouth, Devon, Baker. Oct 19 at 3 at office of Stanbury, Princess sq, smiths. Oct 16 at 3 at offices of Trimmer, High st, Alton Plymouth

Scott, William, Sheffield, Engine Fitter. Oct 17 at 3 at office of Binney and Co, Bank st, Clarke, William, Pattingham, Stafford, Hay Dealer. Oct 19 at 11 at office of Willcock,

Sheffield North st, Wolverhampton

Sharpe, William George, Gt Grimsby, Lincoln, Smackowner. Oct 16 at 11 at office of Cook, John, Plymouth, Builder, Oct 13 at 11 at office of Square and Co, Bank of Eng. Grange and Wintringham, St Mary's chambers, West St Mary's gate, Great land chbrs, Plymouth

Grimsby Cox, Frederick James, Ludgate bill, Optician. Oct 17 at 2 at office of Naunton, Cheap-Smith, James, Sunderland, Auctioneer. Oct 14 at 10 at Red Lion Hotel, Stockton on side

Tees. Ward, Middlesborough Davey, William, Wellington, Somerset, Baker. Oct 16 at 12 at office of Bond, Welling

Smith, John Berry, Leyland, Lancaster, Flax Hose Pipe Manufacturer, Oct 20 at 11 at ton

Railway and Commercial Hotel, Leyland. Higson, Preston
Davis, George, Ilford, Coachbuilder. Oct 20 at 12 at office of Harvey and Co, Old Jewry.
Bennett, Finsbury sq bldgs, Chiswell st

18. Smith, John Thomas, Birmingham, Grocer. Oct 16 at 3 at office of Jaques, Temple Davis, George Washington, Maidstone, Managing Director of Co. Oct 17 at 12 at 13,

row, Birmingham Earl st, Maidstone. Norton, Maidstone

Smith, Thomas Alfred, Ashford, Kent, Labourer. Oct 19 at 3 at office of Waterman,

Ashford
Delve, Charles, Penarth, Glamorganshire, Pairter. Oct 17 at 11 at 20, High st, Cardiff.
Morris, Penarth

Solari, Jacques Peter, Liverpool, Merchant. Oct 28 at 11 at offices of Gibson and Bol. Drury, Richard, Exley Hall, near Halifax, York, Wheelwright. Oct 11 at 11 at offices land, South John st, Liverpool. Eason, Liverpool of Moore, Crown st, Halifax

Streets, Frederick Robinson, Sheffield, Confectioner. Oct 13 at 3 at office of Unwin, Duxbury, George, Padiham, Lancaster, Quarry Master. Oct 16 at 3 at offices of Bul.

Queen st, Sheffield cock, Ormerod st, Burnley

Sturgeon, Bowyer Henry, Nowton, Suffolk, Machinist. Oct 19 at 12 at the Guildhall, Earp, William Thomas, High st, Wandsworth, Corn Dealer. Oct 16 at 2 at offices of Bury St Edmonds. Salmon, Bury St Edmonds Corsellis and Co, East Hill, Wandsworth

Tambaci, Caralambus, Manchester, Shipper. Oct 26 at 3 at Mitre Hotel, Cathedral Ellison, William, Birmingham, Butcher. Oct 16 at 3 at offices of Buller and Co, Ben Gates, Manchester. Payne and Galloway, Manchester nett's hill, Birmingham

Tasker, Samuel Radford, Liverpool, Ironmonger. Oct 17 at 2 at offices of Frodsham Emanuel, Emanuel, Albemarle st, Diamond Merchant. Oct 25 at 12 at 113, Chancery

and Nicholson, Harrington st, Liverpool lane. Hudson, Furnival's inn Evans, Thomas, Warrington, Lancaster, Schoolmaster. Oct 18 at 3 at offices of Moore,

Thomas, Ebenezer, Festiniog, Merioneth, Grocer. Oct 16 at 3 at Albion Hotel, Chester,

Evans, Holywell
Upper Bank st, Warrington
Fowler, George, Shelsley Kings, Worcester, Farmer. Oct 17 at 12 at offices of Corbett,

Tooley, Henry, Milkwood road, Herne Hill, Compositor. Oct 23 at 3 at offices of

McDiarmid and Teather, Newman's ct, Cornhill
Avenue House, the Cross, Worcester
Frith, George, Coventry, Builder. Oct 23 at 2 at Craven Arms Hotel, Coventry. Min.

Turner, Dan, Churchway, Boot and Shoé Manufacturer, Oct 18 at 2 at offices of Smith,

Walbrook. Norton, Queen st, Cheapside ster, Coventry Glover, James, Fulham New Town, Oil Hawker. Oct 12 at 2 at 5, King st, Cheapside.

Turner, Frederick, Redman's rd, Mile End, Baker. Oct 17 at 11 at 49, Bromley st, Com.

mercial rd East. Newson, White Horse lane, Stepney Bassett, Dagmar terrace, Essex rd, Islington Gregg, James Crispin, Ledbury, Hereford, Solicitor, Oct 16 at 12 at offices of Piper, Walker, John Chew, Mirfield, York, Wool Extractor. Oct 17 at 3 at Black Bull Hotel, the Court House, Ledbury

| Mirfield. Ibberson, Dewsbury Halfpenny, John William, and Thomas Ingleton, Barbican, Tobacconists' Sundrymen. Wall, Jacob, West Hartlepool, Durham, Fitter. Oct 16 at 3.30 at office of Simpson,

Oct 17 at 2 at the Guildhall Coffee house, Gresham st. Rooks and Co, King st, Church st, West Hartlepool
Cheapside

Warren, Charles, Gracechurch st, Wine Merchant. Oct 17 at 12 at office of Plankett Hayhow, William Charles, Stafford rd, North Bow, out of business, Oct 20 at 11 at and Leader, St Paul's Churchyard offices of Hicks, Victoria park rd, South Hackney

Weeks, Robert, Orbell st, Surrey lane, Battersea, Plumber, Oct 12 at 12 at office of Heginbottom, James, Chadderton, Lancaster, Cotton Spinner. Oct 24 at 3 at Mitre Sheppard, St John's Hill, Clapham Junction Hotel, Cathedral gates, Manchester. Wrigley and Morecroft, Oldham

Whittingham, Sampson, Bolton, Lancaster, Glass Dealer. Oct 16 at 3 at Mitre Hotel, Hitch, Edward, Eastbourne, Sussex, Eating house Keeper. Oct 16 at 3 at White Hart Cathedral Gates, Manchester.' Ramwell and Co, Bolton Hotel, Lewes. Lamb and Evett, Brighton

Williams, Henry Mansell, Pembroke, Draper. Oct 19 at 12 at Water Bt, Pembroke Hopkins, Thomas, jun., Loughborough, Beerhouse Keeper. Oct 16 at 12 at offices of Dock. Brown, Pembroke Dock Clifford, Church gate, Longhborough

Williams, Richard, Llandudno, Carnarvon, Grocer. Oct 20 at 12 at Law Association Ince, Sidney, Wolverhampton, Grocer. Oct 13 at 11 at offices of Rhodes, Queen st,

Rooms, Harrington st, Liverpool. Chamberlain, Landudno
Wolverhampton
Jacobs, Israel, and Louisa Jacobs, Newcastle upon Tyne, General Drapers. Oct 13 at 2

Wynn, Benjamin, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Labourer. Oct 14 at 10.15 at office of Rad. at offices of Joel, Newgate st, Newcastle upon Tyne

land, Queen st, Wolverhampton

Young, George, 'Pritchard's rd, Hackney rd, Builder. Oct 16 at 3 at Masons' Hall Kennerley, Thomas Carter, St Helen's, Lancaster, Milliner. Oct 13 a 3 at offices of Riley, Hardshaw st, St Helen's

Tavern, Masons' avenue. Bassett, Fenwick rd, East Dulwich
Knowles, Joseph, Guyhirn, Cambridge, Farmer, Oct 18 at 11 at offices of Welchman

and Carrick, Crescent, Wisbech
Linney, George, Bradford, India rubber Merchant. Oct 14 at 11.30 at offices of Bodding.
top and Ball, Princess st, Manchester. Berry and Robinson, Bradford

CONTENTS.
Lloyd, John, Lampeter, Cardigan, Grocer. Oct 19 at 2 at County Court Office, Lampe-

ter.' Price and Lloyd, Lampeter
Lockett, Lot, Oldham, Lancaster, out of business. Oct 16 at 3 at office of Watson, Church

lane, Oldham
Lowe,'James, Over Darwen, Lancaster, Confectioner. Oct 13 at 3 at office of Walmsley, / CURRENT TOPICS ...........

| CURRENT TOPICS ...................... 725) Owen v. Evans .................. Knott st, Over Darwen

TIR DISTINCTION BETWEEN LODGERS SOCIETIES ...................... McCallister, Robert, Sheffield, Clothier. Oct 16 at 12 at office of Auty, Queen st, Shef.

AND HOUSEHOLDERS FOR ELECTORAL LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL field

PURPOSES ..........................

726 OBITUARY ............ Mantle, George Freeston, Finsbury pk rd, Finsbury pk, Fancy Good, Manufacturer,

THE REMUNERATION ORDER ...... 727 | LEGAL APPOINTMENTS ...... Oct 19 at 12 at office of Boulton, Gresham bldgs, Guildball

LEGISLATION OF THE YEAR....... 728 COMPANIES

CORRESPONDEXCB ............. Martin, Thomas, Sheffield, Furniture Dealer." Oct 13 at 3 at Law Society, Bank st,

CREDITORS' CLAIMS 730

................ Sheffield. Broomhead and Co, Sheffield

CASES OF THE WEEK

LEGAL NEWS ........... Nanson, Isabella, Carlisle, Slate Merchant. Oct 16 at 3 at Lion and Lamb Hotel, Scotch

Clark v. Dyson ...

731 LONDON GAZETTES, &c., &o. ....... st, Carlisle. Wannop, Carlisle

Waites v. Waites ...
Napier, George, Manchester, Builder. Oct 19 at 3 at Mitre Hotel, Cathedral gates,

Manchester. Needham, Manchester
Newby, George, Leicester, Gasfitter. Oct 18 at 3 at office of Hincks, Bowling Green st,
Leicester

NOTICES TO CORRESPONDENTS.-All communications intended for publication Newby, George Henry, and Edmund Newby, Darlington, Durham, Boot and Shoe in the SOLICITORS' JOURNAL must be authenticated by the name and address of Dealers, Oct 17 at 1l at office of Raine, Darlington

the writer. Newman, Walter, Bolton, Lancaster, Painter, Oct 17 at 3 at offices of Dutton, Acres. field, Bolton

The Editor does not hold himself responsible for the return of rejected communi. Osborn. John Robert. Chatham. Kent. Beer Retailer Oct 26 at 8 at

cations. Hotel, High st, Rochester. Stephenson, Rochester Parker, Alfred, and Matthew Parker, Batley, York, Woollen Manufacturers. Oct 16 at 11 at the Batley Station Hotel, Batley. Scholefield and Taylor

I *.* The Publisher requests that early application should be made by persons Parker, Thomas James, Oldham, Lancaster, Grocer. Oct 16 at 3 at the Grosvenor

| desirous of obtaining back numbers of the SOLICITORS' JOURNAL, as only a small Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester, Ponsonby and Carlile, Oldham

number of copies remain on hand,

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The Secretary of State for India in Council gives 1 together with the General Order made in pursuance

notice that he will be prepared to receive at the Bank of of the Solicitors' Remuneration Act, 1881 ; with Notes. W ANTED, several large Sums on Borough

England, on Tuesday, the 10th October, at or before Two By AUBREY ST. JOHN CLERKE, B.A., and THOMAS

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• PARLIAMENT-SESSION 1883.

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scribed for to be written on the outside of the Tender. LOCAL AUTHORITIES.-A Civil Engineer and Surveyor, long experienced in Parliamentary Surveys, A Deposit of £5 per cent. upon the amount of Loan

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minimum price to be fixed by the Secretary of State for Q.C.

N LET or SOLD ; fitted bath room, gas, Venetian India in Council on the 10th October) for a larger amount London: TRÜBNER & CO., 57 and 59, Ludgate-hill, blinds, every modern convenience; close to railway than that proposed to be raised, the Tenders at the lowest E.C. ; and of station and 'bus routes.-- Apply to Messrs. GIBBS & FLEW

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No Tender will be received after Two o'clook on the THE MORTGAGE COMPANY of ... Aug. 2

said 10th day of October, nor unless upon a printed II.-, Sir Frederick Pollock, Bart. ...

ENGLAND (Limited).
Sept. 2.

Form, which must not be enclosed in an envelope.
III.- ,, Sir Henry Hawkins........
Sept. 9.

Forms of Tender may be obtained at the Chief IV. Mr. Serjeant Ballantine............... Sept. 16.

DIRECTORS.

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The Rt. Hon. Viscount Sherbrooke (Chairman). Scott, the Broker to the Secretary of State for India in VI.- , Mr. George Henry Lewis ............ Sept. 30.

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Nominal Capital, £4,250,000.

Subscribed Capital, £4,233,325. Paid-up Capital, £846,665. U

Charles Schiff, Esq. rent £65, containing five bed and dressing rooms, drawing, dining, and breakfast rooms, library, bath room John Westlaké, Esq., Q.C.

Reserve Fund, £460,000. (hot and cold water), good servants' offices, Venetian

Notice is hereby given that the present Rates of Interest

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Three and a Half per Cent. per annum at Call,
SOLICITORS-Messrs. Ashurst, Morris, Crisp, & Co.
Within four miles of Charing-cross, two

Three and Three Quarters per Cent at Seven Days' minutes from West Kensington Station.- Apply to Messrs.

MANAGER-Mr. Henry Fisher.

notice; and GIBBS & FLEW (Limited), Cedars Estate Offices, West

Four per Cent, at Fourteen Days' notice. Kensington Station, W.

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WILLIAM HANCOOK, Manager.
The Securities upon which Advances can be obtained

CHARLES H. HUTCHINS, Sub-Manager. include Land and Houses of Freehold, Leasehold, and

No. 35, Cornhill, E.C., October 5, 1882. for inserting particulars in their FREE MONTHLY

Copyhold Tenure, Improved Ground Rents, Permanent REGISTER of ESTATES, TOWN and COUNTRY

Annuities, Charges under the General or Special Drain. HOUSES, Furnished or Unfurnished, or for Sale, to be

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Established 1836. usual way, or at the expiration of a fixed term, or by FIRE AND LIFE. AT HOME AND ABROAD. Published on the 1st of the month, and particulars for

annual instalments extending over an agreed number of insertion should be sent not later than five days previcns

HEAD OFFICES : LONDON AND ABERDEEN. years

Fire Premiums ...

... 2451,000 o end of preceding month. The Directors are prepared to purchase Ground Rents.

Life Premiums...

.. 181,000 Valuations for Probate and Transfer. Surveys. Application to be made to the Manager, at the Com.

Interest...

120,000

onde" · Estate and Auction Offices, 8, Pall Mall East, s.w. | pany's Offices, 16, Great Goorge-street, Westminster, S.W. | Accumulated Funds

.. . $2,708,000

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granted in due form, and such licence is presented to the minister, CURRENT TOPICS.

it is generally thought that he has no option but to perform the marriage ceremony. This was, indeed, laid down by Vice-Chan

cellor KINDERSLEY in Tuckniss v. Alexander (32 L. J. Ch. at p. VICE-CHANCELLOR HALL's chief clerks and chamber staff have 806); and no doubt a minister who, after such a licence has been prebeen attached to Mr. Justice Kay, and an order will shortly be sented to him, absolutely refuses at any time to perform the ceremony issued transferring to that judge all the causes marked for the

is liable to prosecution in the spiritual court, and possibly also to an Vice-Chancellor.

action at law (see Davis v. Black, 1 A. & E. 900). It was clearly settled in Argar v. Holdsworth (2 Lee, 515) that the minister is

not merely permitted, but obliged, to marry by licence. As Sir A SCHEME is in contemplation for locating the Middlesex G. LEE said in that case, “ Ă licence is a legal authority for Registry Office in the building in Chancery lane formerly occupied | marriage, and a minister is guilty of a breach of his duty who by the Chancery Registrars. The adjoining building, formerly | refuses to marry pursuant to a proper licence." But it seems occupied by the Record and Writ Office, is being converted into

from the observations of the judge in this case that if a minister chambers by the benchers of Lincoln's-inn.

suspects fraud, mere delay in performing the ceremony may be justifiable for the purpose of inquiry. Considering the ease and

secrecy with which licences can be obtained, and the difficulty, in THE APPOINTMENT of Mr. JOHN PEARSON, Q.C., to the vacant some cases, of knowing where to enter a caveat, it would probably judgeship was generallr anticipated, and will be received with much be well if this suggestion were more widely known. satisfaction. The new judge has long been known as a sound and able lawyer, and, although it is always dangerous to hazard predictions as to judicial careers, we shall be greatly deceived if he

AN INTERESTING QUESTION arises, rather outside the range of does not prove a valuable addition to the judicial staff of the our articles on the new Married Women's Chancery Division.

effect of that Act on curtesy. After the Act comes into operation, will a husband, who survives his wife, be entitled, by the

curtesy of England, to an estate for life in the wife's lands? In IT IS STATED that the architects of the Royal Courts of Justice the absence of settlements the husband is now entitled to the rents either have certified, or are about to certify, the completion of the and profits of his wife's lands during their joint lives. He has an works under the principal contract, and that possession of the estate of freehold in them during the coverture; and, after her building is to be given up this week to the First Commissioner of death, if he has had issue by her born alive that might by possiWorks. The contract referred to was for £693,429, but it did bility inherit, he is tenant by the curtesy of all her lands of which not include the cost of the fittings or of the works connected with actual seisin was obtained during the coverture. If the lands warming, lighting, or ventilating the courts. The total amount of were settled to the wife's separate use (without the intervention the original principal and supplementary contracts was about of any trustee) equity interfered with the husband's rights £826,000, and under their provisions the western block, contain as far as the rents and profits accruing during coverture ing the courts, was to be completed in 1880.

were concerned; but no further. The husband's legal title during the coverture remained; and, after the wife's death,

if she had not alienated the land, he was still tenant by the THE RETIREMENT of Sir CHARLES HALL leaves Sir JAMES curtesy, even if the separate use applied to the fee (Cooper v. Bacon the last of the Vice-Chancellors, and an office, not quite Macdonald, L. R. 7 Ch. D. 288). The reason assigned by the seventy years old, is likely before long to become extinct. Out of Master of the Rolls for so deciding in that case was that, after the eighteen Vice-Chancellors who have been appointed, two- equity had satisfied the purposes of the separate use, which were viz., Lord CRANWORTH and Lord HATHERLEY — became Lord exhausted on the death of the wife, it must follow the law, and Chancellors of England, and one-Sir ANTHONY HART-became give the husband his curtesy. By the Married Women's Property Lord Chancellor of Ireland. The two first Vice-Chancellors, Sir Act, 1882, section 1, the wife is enabled to acquire any property THOMAS PLUMER and Sir JOHN LEACH, were successively pro- as her separate property in the same manner as if she were a moted to the office of Master of the Rolls, but no similar transfer feme sole; and by section 2, her real estates, if she be married has since taken place. No fewer than six Vice-Chancellors have, after the commencement of the Act, will be her separate property. however, become Lords Justices of Appeal.

The husband, then, in such a case, during the coverture, seems to take no estate in his wife's lands. What therefore happens after

the death of the wife? Can the husband be tenant by the curtesy THE MARRIAGE at Sheffield which, according to the reports in

after her death, even if he had no estate during her life? It seems

from the Grand Coustumier (c. 121) that the husband is entitled the daily journals, was attempted to be interrupted, seems to have been a marriage by licence; and if so, according to the commonly

to curtesy only out of the fee of which he was possessed in right received opinion, the objector was too late with his objection.

of his wife. After the commencement of the Act he will be posHis proper course would have been to enter a caveat against the

sessed of nothing in right of his wife. How, then, can he be grant of a licence. The effect of the entry of a caveat is equiva

entitled to curtesy ? On the other hand, the object of the Act lent to the public “ forbidding of the banns," and it is provided

was, no doubt, to protect the wife, and not to alter the rights of by 4 Geo. 4, c. 76, s. 11, that if a caveat is entered, signed by the

the persons entitled after her death. It does not in terms interfere

with the devolution of the estate after her death, and it can hardly objector, and stating his residence, and the ground of objection,

have been the intention of the Legislature to exclude curtesy no licence shall issue till the caveat or a copy is transmitted to the judge out of whose office the licence is to issue, and until the judge |

while the wife is still entitled to dower out of her husband's has certified to the registrar that he has examined into the

lands. matter of the caveat, and is satisfied that it ought not to obstruct the grant of the licence for the marriage ; or until the caveat has IT SEEMS that next year postage stamps may be used for been withdrawn by the objector. After a licence has been denoting certain stamp duties not exceeding 2s. 6d. Section

13 of the Revenue, Friendly Societies, and National Debt Act, as estimated for the purposes of the stamp duty, but that where 1882 (45 & 46 Vict. c. 72), provides that

the settlement was made upon marriage, the intended husband's "(1.) On and after the first day of Januıry one thousand eight hundred solicitor should receive remuneration at half this rate. and eighty-three any stamp duties of an amount not exceeding two sbillings This draft order was laid before the first meeting of the Tribunal and sixpence which may legally he denoted by adhesive stamps not appro- on May 13 last. Several meetings of the Tribunal were held in priated by any word or words on the face of them to any particular description

May and June. Though the council in their statement, of course, of instrument, and any postage duties to the like amount may be denoted by the same adhesive stamps.

refrain from any reference to the discussions at these meetings, (2.) With a view to exhaust any adhesive postage stamps denoling an it is no secret that, notwithstanding that the draft order of the amount not exceeding two sbillings and sixpence which may have been council had been approved by the deputation from the country unissuad or unused, such stamps to a proper amount may be used to denote

law societies, the principle of the scales in operation at Liverpool any stamp duties of an amount not exceeding two shillings and sixpence, which may legally be denoted by adhesive stamps not appropriated by any

and Manchester, which divide the commissions on sales and mortword or words on the face of them to any particular description of instrument.

gages into two parts—one for negotiating and the other for The limit of 2s. 6d. apparently has reference to the stamp on

deducing and examining title and completion-was strenuously leases for less than a year of any furnished dwelling-house or

and effectively pressed on the Tribunal. And it is not difficult to apartments, this being (with the exception of the stamp on writs

conjecture that the chief opponent of the proposal to apply the

scale to settlements would be the president of the Liverpool Law of resignation, &c., under 31 & 32 Vict. c. 101, s. 116) the highest stamp duty of fixed amount allowed by law to be denoted by

Society, that body having last year, in reference to the Solicitors' adhesive stamps. Section 14 provides that where two or more

Remuneration Bill, strongly combated the idea of charging by scale adhesive stamps are used to denote the stamp duty, the person on

in the case of settlements. The views thus urged found favour with whom the duty of cancellation is by law imposed must cancel each

the majority of the Tribunal, and on July 4 the council received for stamp.

consideration and suggestion the draft order proposed to be made, which as to the scale for sales, purchases, and mortgages in Part I.

of Schedule I. was identical with the Order as issued, and as to THE CLERK to the Pontefract Justices, on whose decision in

the rules in Part I. was nearly identical. The scales in Part the poaching case, as reported in the Times, we commented last II. of Schedule I. were also identical with those in the Order as week, writes to explain that the report which appeared of the issued, and the rules in Part II. were also the same, with the excepcase was incorrect; that the contention of the solicitor for the

tion of rule 5, as to remuneration in respect of a premium paid defence, that females did not come within the purview of on the granting of a lease. It was proposed that such premium the Act, was at once overruled, and that the case was heard and

should be divided into the number of years included in the term dismissed on its merits. It would be interesting to know by and treated as an annual rent, in addition to the rent reserved by whom the report of the case was furnished to the daily papers.

the lease, and that commission should be charged on the aggregate rent. The provisions of Schedule II. were identical with those in the Order as issued.

After considering this draft order, the council sent in their THE HISTORY OF THE REMUNERATION suggestions. Omitting suggestions relating to merely verbal ORDER.

| alterations, we may shortly sum up the purport of the observations

and the reception they met with, as follows :-(1) The council The Council of the Incorporated Law Society have taken a proposed to include in the Order conveyancing transactions under course which, we think, will receive the strong approbation of their registered titles (rule 1). The suggestion was rejected. (2) The constituents. In a “ statement," which will be found in another council submitted that the enumeration of matters not to be included column, they have explained their action with reference to the in the scale remuneration (rule 4) should include “ charges for maps Remuneration Order, and they have appended to this explanation and plans.” The suggestion was rejected. (3) The council pointed out both the draft crder which they laid before the Tribunal, and also that a small minority only of the profession would be able to parthe “ observations and suggestions" which they submitted after ticipate in the fees for negotiation, and that the fees for deducing considering the draft order framed by the Tribunal. We are thus title, investigating title, and completing were not adequate remu. enabled, to some extent, to review the discussions and negotiations neration apart from the fees for negotiation. They suggested, howwhich led to the making of the Order which we have already fully ever, that if rule 12 were modified so as to make it applicable to all discussed.

cases where no negotiation fee was received by the solicitor that is to About a year ago a committee of the council was appointed to say, if the rule were made to read “ In cases where ... a solicitor co-operate with Mr. Druce in preparing a draft order to be laid be. would not be entitled to charge a commission," &c.-it would to fore the Tribunal. This committee rejected the council's scale of a large extent meet their objection. The suggestion was re1880, on the ground that it had been little used except on mortgages;jected. (4) The council objected to the provision at the foot of and decided to frame a uniform scale for solicitors on both sides in the scale in Part I. of Schedule I. that “every transaction exceedpurchases and mortgages, based upon a moderate percentage. A ing £100,000 is to be charged for as if it were for £100,000," commission of ten per cent. was adopted as the standard, the per and suggested that the remuneration of the solicitor for transcentage being increased on small transactions. As ultimately actions exceeding £100,000 should be proportioned to the purchase sottled, after conference with a deputation from the country law or mortgage money. The suggestion was rejected. (5) Rule 11 societies, this scale (as we have before stated) provided a remune- in the draft order provided that in sales under the Lands Clauses ration for the solicitor on both sides for sales, purchases, and Consolidation Act, &c., “the scale charge for negotiation should mortgages completed, of 2 per cent. up to £1,000, 1 per cent. thence not apply.The council suggested that purchases under these up to £5,000, and one-half per cent. on any further amount, with Acts should be altogether excluded from the scale. This suggesa minimum remuneration of £5; the scale to include the prepara- tion was adopted. (6) The council objected that the curious tion, or perusal and approval, and completion of the contract. I provision of rule 5 in Part II. of Schedule I. as to dividing the With regard to leases at a rent (other than mining and building premium on a lease or conveyance at a fee farm rent over the leases), it was proposed that the remuneration of the lessor's soli. years of the “lease" would be unworkable, and suggested the litor should be 73 per cent. on the rent up to £100, with a mini-alteration of the rule so as to make purchase remuneration pay. mum remuneration of £5; 5 per cent. on any further rent up to able on the premium. This suggestion was adopted. £200, and 2} per cent. on any further rent beyond £200. With It will be seen, therefore, that of the six substantial amendregard to building leases, the scale suggested by the council was ments advocated by the council two only were adopted by that which is adopted in the Order as issued. The remuneration the Tribunal. One of these, the provision with regard to of the lessee's solicitor was proposed in each case to be one-half of leases and conveyances on rents in perpetuity at a fine, is the amount prescribed as the remuneration of the lessor's solicitor. of little practical importance save in the neighbourhood And with regard to settlements of personal estate, the council of Manchester. The other, in the opinion of practitioners proposed that the same remuneration should be given as on a pur- who have had extensive business in connection with sales chase at a price equal to the value of the personal estate settled, under the Lands Clauses Act, is likely to prove a grave mistake.

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