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Williams, Richard Augustus, Liverpool, Saw and Plane Maker. Oct 13 at 2 at office of Bartlett and Berry, Dale fit, Liverpool

"Withers, William Edward, and Henry Augustus Withers, Birmingham, Rope Manufacturers. Oct 24 at 3 at oflico of Rowlands and Co, Colmore row, Birmingham

Woolf roy, Juan Charles, Ringwood, Hants, Toy and Fancy Dealer. Oct 13 at 3 at Inns of Court Hotel, Holborn. Trevanion, Poole

Tuesday, Oct. 3, 1882.

Allen, George, Southend, Essex, Builder. Oct 19 at 2 at Royal Hotel, Southend. Tolhurst and Co, Gravesend

Ashcroft, Ellen, Battersea pk rd, Papcrhangcr. Oct 13 at 2 at office of Rutter, Marylebone rd

Ashton, Alfred, Bolgrave, Leicester, Blacksmith. Oct 16 at 12 at office of Harvey, Sel

borne bld^s, Millstone lano, Leicester Birch, Thomas John, Margate, Kent, Fly Proprietor. Oct 16 at 3 at office of Gibson,

Union crescent, Margate Bonny, Henry, Camden rd, Restaurant Keeper. Oct 19 at 2 at Room 1, 7, Union ct, Old

Broad st. Ramskill

Bowen, James, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Draper. Oct 11 at office of Phillips, Small st, Bristol, in lieu of the place originally named

Bowen, James, Cardiff, Glamorgan, Draper. Oct 11 at 11 at office of Ensor, Royal Arcade chmbrs, St Mary st, Cardiff

Biannd, Clarence Lewis William, Balsall Heath, Worcester, Grocer. Oct 11 at 11 at office of East, Temple st, Birmingham

Brook, George Henry, Huddersfield, York, Fruit Salesman. Oct 17 at 3 at office of Welsh, Queen st, Huddersfield

Brooks, Henry, Lyme st, Camden rd, Manufacturer of Pianoforte Keys. Oct 26 at 2 at Law Institution, Chancery lane. Bolton and Co

Brown, Jo>m James, Birmingham, Engraver. Oct 10 at 12 at office of Assinder, Union st, Birmingham

Brown, William, Barnsley, Plumber. Oct 10 at 3 at office of Simpson and Hockin,

Mount st, Albert sq, Manchester Cains, William, Poole, Carpenter. Oct 13 at 3 at office of Hill, West st, Poole Champion, James, Llanvrechva Upper, Monmouth, Butcher. Oct 24 at 1 at office of

Wotkins, Pontypool

Chubb, Julia, Plymouth, Devon, Baker. Oct 10 at 3 at office of Stanbury, Princess sq, Plymouth

Clarke, William, PatUngham, Stafford, Hay Dealer. Oct 10 at 11 at office of Willoock, North st, Wolverhampton

Cook, John, Plymouth, Builder. Oct 13 at 11 at office of Square and Co, Bank of England chbrs, Plymouth

Cox, Frederick James, Ludgate hill, Optician. Oct 17 at 2 at office of Naunton, Cheapside

Davey, William, Wellington, Somerset, Baker. Oct 16 at 12 at office of Bond, Wellington

Davis, George, Uford, Coachbnilder. Oct 20 at 12 at office of Harvey and Co, Old Jewry.

Bennett, Finsbury sq bldgs, Chiswell st Davis, George Washington, Maidstone, Managing Director of Co. Oct 17 at 12 at 13,

Earl st, Maidstone. Norton, Maidstone Delve, Charles, Penarth, Glamorganshire, Painter. Oct 17 at 11 at 20, High st, Cardiff.

Morris, Penarth

Drnry, Richard, Exley Hall, near Halifax, York, Wheelwright. Oct 11 at 11 at offices

of Moore, Crown st, Halifax Duxbury, George, Padiham, Lancaster, Quarry Master. Oct 16 at 3 at offices of Bul

cock, Crmerod st, Burnley Earp, William Thomas, High st, Wandsworth, Corn Dealer. Oct 16 at 2 at offices of

Corsellis and Co, East Hill, Wandsworth Ellison, William, Birmingham, Butcher. Oct 16 at 3 at offices of Buller and Co, Bennett's hill, Birmingham Emanuel, Emanuel, Albemarle st. Diamond Merchant. Oct 25 at 12 at 113, Chancery

lane. Hudson, Fnrnival's inn Evans, Thomas, Warrington, Lancaster, Schoolmaster. Oct 18 at 3 at offices of Moore,

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

Avenue House, the Cross, Worcester Frith, George, Coventry, Builder. Oct 23 at 2 at Craven Arms Hotel, Coventry. Minster, Coventry

Glover, James, Fnlham New Town, Oil Hawker. Oct 12 at 2 at 6, King st, Cheapsidc.

Bassett, Dagmar terrace, Essex rd, Islington Gregg, James Crispin, Ledbury, Hereford, Solicitor. Oct 10 at 12 at offices of Piper,

the Court House, Ledbury Halfpenny, John William, and Thomas Ingleton, Barbican, Tobacconists' Sundrymen.

Oct 17 at 2 at the Guildhall Coffee house, Greeham st. Rooks and Co, King st,

Cheapside

Hayhow, William Charles, Stafford rd, North Bow, out of business. Oct 20 at 11 at

offices of Hicks, Victoria park rd, Sonth Hackney Heginbottom, James, Chadderton, Lancaster, Cotton Spinner. Oct 21 at 3 at Mitre

Hotel, Cathedral gates, Manchester. Wrigley and Morecroft, Oldham Hitch, Edward, Eastbourne, Sussex, Eating house Keeper. Oct 16 at 3 at White Hart

Hotel, Lewes. Lamb and Evett, Brighton Hopkins, Thomas, ]nn., Longhborough, Beerhouse Keeper. Oct 16 at 12 at offices of

Clifford, Church gate, Loughborough Ince, Sidney, Wolverhampton, Grocer. Oct 13 at 11 at offices of Rhodes, Queen st,

Wolverhampton

Jacobs, Israel, and Louisa Jacobs, Newcastle upon Tyne, General Drapers. Oct 13 at 2 at offices of Joel, Newgate st, Newcastle upon Tyne

Kennerlcy, Thomas Carter, St Helen's, Lancaster, Milliner. Oct 13 a 3 at offices of Riley, Hardshaw st, St Helen's

Knowfes, Joseph, Guyhirn, Cambridge, Farmer. Oot 18 at 11 at offices of Welchman and Carrick, Crescent, Wisbech

Linney, George, Bradford, India rubber Merchant. Oct 11 at 11 30 at offices of Boddington and Ball, Princess st, Manchester. Berry and Robinson, Bradford

Lloyd, John, Lampeter, Cardigan, Grocer. Oct 19 at 2 at County Court Office, Lampeter. Price and Lloyd, Lampeter

Lockctt, Lot, Oldham, Lancaster, out of business. Oct 10 at 3 at office of Watson, Church lane, Oldham

Lowe, James, Over Darwen, Lancaster, Confectioner. Oct 13 at 3 at office of Walmsley, Knott st, Over Darwen

McCallistcr, Robert, Sheffield, Clothier. Oct 16 at 12 at office of Auty, Queen st, Sheffield

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

Oct 19 at 12 at office of Boulton, Uresham bldgs, Guildhall Martin, Thomas, Sheffield, Furniture Dealer. Oct 13 at 3 at Law Society, Bank st,

Sheffield. Broomheod and Co, Sheffield Nanson, Isabella. Carlisle, Slate Merchant. Oct 16 at 3 at Lion and Lamb Hotel, Scotch

at, Carlisle. Wannop, Carlisle Napier, George, Manchester, Builder. Oct 19 at 3 at Mitro Hotel, Cathedral gates,

Manchester. Necdham, Manchester Newby, George, Leicester, Gasfitter. Oct 13 at 3 at office of Hindis, Bowling Green st,

Leicester

Newby, George Henry, and Edmund Newby, Darlington, Durham, Boot and Shoe Dealers. Oct 17 at 11 at office of Raine, Darlington

Newman, Walter, Bolton, Lancaster, Painter. Oct 17 at 3 at offices of Dutton, Acresfield, Bolton

Osborn, John Robert, Chatham, Kent, Beer Retailer. Oct 26 at 3 at the King's Head

Hotel, High st, Rochester. Stephenson, Rochester Parker, Alfred, and Matthew Parker, Batley, York, Woollen Manufacturers. Oct 16 at

11 at tho Batley Station Hotel, Batley. Scholefleld and Taylor Farkcr, Thomas James, Oldham, Lancaster, Grocer. Oct 16 at 3 at the Grosvenor

Hotel, Deansgale, Manchester. Ponsonby and Corlile, Oldham

Peako, George Cartwright, Tettenhall, Stafford, Butcher. Oct 19 at 1 at offices of

Willcock, North st, Wolverhampton Peirce, Frederick Richard, Groonwich, Kent, Pewterer. Oct 11 at 12 at offices of Scard,

Blackhcath rd, Greenwich Peitz, JOBOph, Enkel st, Seven Sisters' rd, Holloway, Baker. Oct 11 at 3.30 at offices of

Edo, Finsbury pavement Ferrott, William, Cardiff, Tailor. Oct 12 at 12 at offices of Jacob, Church at, Cardiff Peters, Samuel Edward, Pentrich (and not Pentriok, as erroneously printed in the

Gazette of 20th ult), Derby, Cigar Manufacturer. Oct 10 at 2 at offices of Robotham,

St Alkmunc's churchyard, Derby Pool, James, Bilston, Stafford, Butcher. Oct 13 at 11 at offices of Stratton, Queen st,

Wolverhampton

Preston, Benjamin, Batley, York, Mechanic Oct 11 at 10.30 at offices of Stapleton, Union st, Dewsbnry

Preston, John, Batley, York, Mason. Oct 16 at 3.30 at offices of Wooler and Woolcr,

Exchange buildings, Batley Preston, Henry, Birmingham, Plane Maker. Oct 16 at II at offices of Eadon, Bennett's

hill, Birmingham

Rankin, Thomas Alexander, Ryton on Tyne, Durham, Draper. Oct 16 at 2 at offices of

Wilson and Sandeman, Collingwood st, Newcastle upon Tyne Raymont, Charles Augostin, Newton Abbot, Devon, Bootmaker. Oct 19 at 12.30 at the

Swan Hotel, Bridge st, Bristol. Hartnoll, Exeter Rhodes, William, and Charles Rhodes, Bradford, Whitesmiths. Oct 13 at 11 at offices of

Peel and Co, Cbapel lane, Bradford Richardson, Philip Sutton, Station rd. Spa rd, Bermondsey, Commission Agent. Oct

23 at 1 at offices of Dubois and Reid, Pancras lane, Queen st Robey, Joseph, Holloway rd, Islington, Furniture Dealer. Oct 10 at 2 at the Guildhall

Tavern, Gresham st. Rogers, Leadenhall st Rogers, John, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Tailor. Oct 11 at 12 at offices of Lewi*,

Glebeland st, Merthyr Tydfil Rollinson, Fred, Shipley, Leeds, Watchmaker. Oct 13 at 1 at the William the Fourth

Inn, Briggnte, Leeds. Wooler and Wooler, Batley Row, William Trimmer, and Richard Whitofield Row, Alton, Southampton, Silversmiths. Oct 16 at 3 at offices of Trimmer, High st, Alton Scott, William, Sheffield, Engine Fitter. Oct 17 at 3 at office of Binney and Co, Bank st,

Sheffield

Sharpe, William George, Gt Grimsby, Lincoln, Smackowner. Oct 16 at 11 at office of Grange and Wintringham, St Mary's chambers. West St Mary's gate, Great Grimsby

Smith, James, Sunderland, Auctioneer. Oct 11 at 10 at Red Lion Hotel, Stockton on

Tees. Ward, Middlesborough Smith, John Berry, Leyland, Lancaster, Flax Hose Pipe Manufacturer. Oct 20 at 11 at

Railway and Co mmercial Hotel, Leyland. Higson, Preston Smith, John Thomas, Birmingham, Grocer. Oct 16 at 3 at office of Jaques, Temple

row, Birmingham

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

Solari, Jacques Peter, Liverpool, Merchant. Oct 28 at 11 at offices of Gibson and Bol

land. South John st, Liverpool. Eason, Liverpool Streets, Frederick Robinson, Sheffield, Confectioner. Oct 13 at 3 at office of Unwin,

Queen st, Sheffield

Sturgeon, Bowyer Henry, Nowton, Suffolk, Machinist. Oct 19 at 12 at the Guildhall,

Bury St Edmonds. Salmon, Bmy St Edmonds Tamboci, Caralambus, Manchester, Shipper. Oct 26 at 3 at Mitre Hotel, Cathedral

Gates, Manchester. Payne and Galloway, Manchester Tasker, Samuel Radford, Liverpool, Ironmonger. Oct 17 at 2 at offices of Frodsham

and Nicholson, Harrington st, Liverpool Thomas, Ebcnezer, Festiniog, Merioneth, Grocer. Oct 16 at 3 at Albion Hotel, Chester.

Evans, Holywell

Tooley, Henry, Milkwood road, Heme Hill, Compositor. Oct 23 at 3 at offices of McDiarmid and Teather, Newman's ct, Cornhill

Turner, Dan, Churchway, Boot and Shoe Manufacturer. Oct 18 at 2 at offices of Smith, Walbrook. Norton, Queen st, Cheapside

Turner, Frederick, Redman's rd, Mile End, Baker. Oct 17 at 11 at 49, Bromley st, Commercial rd East. Newson, White Horse lane. Stepney

Walker, John Chew, Mirfleld, York, Wool Extractor. Oct 17 at 3 at Black Bull Hotel, Mirfleld. Ibberson, Dewsbury

Wall, Jacob, West Hartlepool, Durham, Fitter. Oct 16 at 3.30 at office of Simpson, Church st, West Hartlepool

Warren, Charles, Grececburch st, Wine Merchant. Oct 17 at 12 at office of Plunkett and Leader, St Paul's Churchyard

Weeks, Robert, Orbell st, Surrey lane, Battersea, Plumber. Oct 12 at 12 at office of Sheppard, St John's Hill, Clapham Junction

Whittinghom, Sampson, Bolton, Lancaster, Glass Dealer. Oct 10 at 3 at Mitre Hotel, Cathedral Gates, Manchester. Ramwell and Co, Bolton

Williams, Henry Mansell, Pembroke, Draper. Oct 19 at 12 at Water at, Pembroke Dock. Brown, Pembroke Dock

Williams, Richard, Llandudno, Carnarvon. Grocer. Oct 20 at 12 at Law Association Rooms, Harrington st, Liverpool. Chamberlain, Landuduo

Wynn, Benjamin, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Labourer. Oct 11 at 10.15at office of Rutland, Queen st, Wolverhampton

Young, George, Pritchard's rd. Hackney rd, Builder. Oct 16 at 3 at Masons' Hall Tavern, Masons' avenue. Bassett, Fenwick rd. East Dulwich

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CORPORATION ROBES, UNIVERSITY I CLERDY 1011S.

ESTABLISHED 1689.

94, CHANCERY LANE. LONDON
INDIA

FOCR PER CENT. DEBENTURES.

ISSUE OF £2,000,000.

India. Opficb, 5th October, 1882.

The Secretary of State for India in Council gives notice that he will he prepared to receive at the Bank of England, on Tuesday, the 10th October, at or before Two o'clock. Tenders for a Loan of £2,000,000, for two years, on security of Debentures (transferable by delivery), to be issued under the provisions of the Acts, 42 & 43 vict. c. 60, and 43 Vict. c. 10, such debentures to be of tho respective amounts of £1,000 and £500, and to bear Interest at the rate of Four Pounds per cent, per annum, payable, by Coupons attached, half-yearly at the Bank of England, on the 16th February and the 16th August i n each year. The Debentures to be paid off at par on the 10th August, 1884.

Tenders may be for the whole or any part of such Loan, but not for sums of less than £500, and must state what amount of money will ba given for every £100 of the said Loan, and specify the Debentures required, whether of £1,000 or £500 each. Tenders at a price including fractions of a shilling other than sixpence will not be accepted. Tenders by the same persons at various prices must be made out and delivered separately. Each separate Ten. dcr is to be delivered in, sealed, at the Chief Cashier's Office, Bank of England, and the amount of Loan subscribed for to be written on the outside of the Tender.

A Deposit of £5 per cent, upon the amount of Loan tendered for must, at the same time, be paid at the same Office, to be returned in the event of the Tender not l>eing accepted, and parties tendering must be careful not to enclose the Deposit in the sealed Tender.

So much of the amount tendered and accepted must be paid at the Bank of England on account of tho Secretary of State for India in Council, on Tuesday, the 17th October, 1882, as, when added to the Deposit paid on the Tenders being delivered, will leave Seventy-five Pounds for every One Hundred Pounds of the Loan, to be paid as under, viz. .—

£25 per cent, on Tuesday, tho 31st October, 1882; £25 per cent, on Tuesday, the 14th November, 1882; £26 per cent, on Tuesday, the 28th November, 1882; but parties who so desire may pay up in full, and will be allowed a discount at the rate of Four Pounds per cent, per annum upon the anticipated payments. In case of default in the payment of any Instalment at its proper date, the Deposit and Instalments previously paid will be liablo to forfeiture.

The first Coupon, payable on the 16th February, 1883, will be for six months' interest.

In the event of the receipt of Tenders (at or above the minimum price to be fixed by the Secretary of State for India in Council on the 10th October) for a larger amount than that proposed to bo raised, the Tenders al the lowest price accepted will be subject to a pro r&ta diminution. No allotment will be made of a less amount than £500.

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LOUIS MALLET.

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ATIONAL DISCOUNT COMPANY

(LIMITED). Nominal Capital, £4,250,000. Subscribed Capital, £1,233,325. raid-up Capital, £816,605. Reserve Fund, £100,000. Notice is hereby given that the present Rates of Interest allowed for Money on Deposit are as follows, viz.:— Three and a Half per Cent, per annum at Call. Three and Three Quarters per Cent at Seven Days' notice; and Four per Cent, at Fourteen Days' notice.

WILLIAM HANCOCK, Manager. CHARLES H. HUTCHINS, Sub-Manager. No. 35, Cornhill, E.C, October 5, 1882.

NORTHERN ASSURANCE COMPANY.
Established 1836.
FIRE AND LIFE. AT HOME AND ABROAD.
Heab Offices :—Losdox And Abbbbeeb.

Fire Premiums £451,000

Life Premiums 181,000

Interest 120,000

Accumulated Funds £2,708,000 TlHE LONDON ASSURANCE.

J (Incorporated by Royal Charter, a.t>. 17S0.)

FOR FIRE, LIFE, AND MARINE ASSURANCES. Rer.d Office:—7, ROYAL EXCHANGE, LONDON, B.C. Wert End Bran'h:-65, Pabuaxhit Stbbkt, LoNDin, 8.W.

Onvernor—WILLIAM RENNIE, Esq.
Bub-Governor—LEW18 ALEXANDER WALLACE, Esq.
Deputy-Governor-GEORGE WILLIAM CAMPBELL, Esq.
Directors.

H. Gonph Arbnthnot, Esq. :Robert Henderson, Esq.
Robert Bom Blyth, Esq.
William T. Brand, Esq.
Edward Budd, Esq.
Mark Wllks Collet, Esq.
Gerrge B. Dewharst, Esq.
Robert Gillespie, Esq.
Howard Gilliat, Esq.
Henry Ooschen, Esq,
Edwin Gower, Esq.
A. C. Guthrie, Vsq.

Prrcival Lewis Harobrc, Esq. John Young, Esq.

West End Committee.
8. P. tow, Efq. (M.ssrs. GrindUy 4 O.).
Charles 8. Paris, Esq., 22, King-street, St. J»mes's, 8.W.
The Hon. Francis Ptrker, 3, Temple-gardens, E.O.
Solicitors.

Messrs. Collyer-Briatow, Withers, Ruesoll, & Hill, 4, Bedford-row.

Messrs. Johnsons, Upton, Budd, & Atkey, 20, Austin-friars.

NOTICE is hereby given that the flfteen days of grace allowed tor renewal of Michaelmas Policies will expire on U'h October.

Claims under Life Policies are payable upon proof <f death and title being furnished to the satisfaction of the Court of Directors, without as hitherto deferring the settlement fcr a peiiod of three months.

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Share Capital at present paid up and invested,.. £1,000,000

Total Funds, upwards of £2,941,000

Total Annual Income over ... ... £517,000

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ESTABLISHED 1851.

BIRKBECK B A N K . Southampton-buildings, Chancery-lane. Current Accounts opened according to the nsual practice of other Bankers, and Interest allowed on the minimum monthly balances when net drawn below £25. No commission charged for keeping Accounts. The Bank also receives money on Deposit at Three per Cent. Interest, repayable on demand. The Bank undertakes for its Customers, free of charge the custody of Deeds, Writings, and other Securities and Valuables; the collection of Bills of Exchange, Dividends, and Coupons: and the purchase and sale of Stocks and Shares. Letters of Credit and Circular Notes issued. A Pamphlet, with full particulars, on application.

FRANCIS RAVENSOROFT, Manager. Slat March, 1880.

FREEHOLD INVESTMENT.

TO BE SOLD, by PRIVATE CONTRACT, the Valuable FREEHOLD PROPERTY, Nos. 5, 6, and 7, Paddington-green, situate at the corner of Harrowroad, comprising a olock of modern, substantial, brickbuilt buildings of attractive elevation, having an area of about 8,340 square feet, let on lease for about twenty-five years at the very low rents of £155 per annum, but underlet to highly responsible tenants at greatly increased rentals, to which a purchaser would be entitled on the expiration of the present leases. Moderately estimated to be worth £700 per annum.

For further particulars apply to Messrs. Fuller, Horsey, Sons, & Cassell, 11, Btlliter-square, London, E.C.

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The Solicitors' Journal.

LONDON, OCTOBER 14, 1882.

Vice-chancellor Hall's chief clerks and chamber staff have been attached to Mr. Justice Kay, and an order will shortly be issued transferring to that judge all the causes marked for the Vice-Chancellor.

A Scheme is in contemplation for locating the Middlesex Registry Office in the building in Chancery-lane formerly occupied by the Chancery Registrars. The adjoining building, formerly occupied by the Record and Writ Office, is being converted into chambers by the benchers of Lincoln's-inn.

The Appointment of Mr. John Pearson, Q.C., to the vacant judgeship was generally anticipated, and will be received with much 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 does not prove a valuable addition to the judicial staff of the Chancery Division.

It Is Stated that the architects of the Royal Courts of Justice either have certified, or are about to certify, the completion of the works under the principal contract, and that possession of the building is to be given up this week to the First Commissioner of Works. The contract referred to was for £693,429, but it did not include the cost of the fittings or of the works connected with warming, lighting, or ventilating the courts. The total amount of the original principal and supplementary contracts was about £826,000, and under their provisions the western block, containing the courts, was to be completed in 1880.

The Retirement of Sir Charles Hall leaves Sir James Bacon the last of the Vice-Chancellors, and an office, not quite seventy years old, is likely before long to become extinct. Out of the eighteen Vice-Chancellors who have been appointed, two— viz., Lord Cranwobth and Lord Hatherley — became Lord Chancellors of England, and one—Sir Anthony Hart—became Lord Chancellor of Ireland. The two first Vice-Chancellors, Sir Thomas Plumer and Sir John Leach, were successively promoted to the office of Master of the Rolls, but no similar transfer has since taken place. No fewer than six Vice-Chancellors have, however, become Lords Justices of Appeal.

The Marriage at Sheffield which, according to the reports in the daily journals, was attempted to be interrupted, seems to have been a marriage by licence; and if so, according to the commonlyreceived opinion, the objector was too late with his objection. His proper course would have been to enter a caveat against the grant of a licence. The effect of the entry of a caveat is equivalent to the public "forbidding of the banns," and it is provided by 4 Geo. 4, c. 76, 8. 11, that if a caveat is entered, signed by the objector, and stating his residence, and the ground of objection, 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 has certified to the registrar that he has examined into the 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 been withdrawn by the objector. After a licence has been

granted in due form, and such licence is presented to the minister, it is generally thought that he has no option but to perform the marriage ceremony. This was, indeed, laid down by Vice-Chancellor Kinderslev in TucMiss v. Alexander (32 L. J. Ch. at p. 806); and no doubt a minister who, after such a licence has been presented to him, absolutely refuses at anytime to perform the ceremony is liable to prosecution in the spiritual court, and possibly also to an action at law (see Davis v. Slack, 1 A. & E. 900). It was clearly settled in Argar v. Holdsieorih (2 Lee, 515) that the minister is not merely permitted, but obliged, to marry by licence. As Sir G. Lee said in that case, "A licence is a legal authority for marriage, and a minister is guilty of a breach of his duty who refuses to marry pursuant to a proper licence." But it seems from the observations of the judge in this case that if a minister 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 some eases, of knowing where to enter a caveat, it would probably be well if this suggestion were more widely known.

An Interesting Question arises, rather outside the range of our articles on the new Married Women's Property Act, as to the 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 the absence of settlements the husband is now entitled to the rents and profits of his wife's lands during their joint lives. He has an estate of freehold in them during the coverture; and, after her death, if he has had issue by her born alive that might by possibility inherit, he is tenant by the curtesy of all her lands of which actual seisin was obtained during the coverture. If the lands were settled to the wife's separate use (without the intervention of any trustee) equity interfered with the husband's rights as far as the rents and profits accruing during coverture 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 curtesy, even if the separate use applied to the fee [Cooper v. Macdonald, L. R. 7 Ch. D. 288). The reason assigned by the Master of the Rolls for so deciding in that case was that, after equity had satisfied the purposes of the separate use, which were exhausted on the death of the wife, it must follow the law, and give the husband his curtesy. By the Married Women's Property Act, 1882, section 1, the wife is enabled to acquire any property as her separate property in the same manner as if she were a feme sole; and by section 2, her real estates, if she bo married after the commencement of the Act, will be her separate property. 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 after her death, even if he had no estate during her life? It seems from the Grand Couttumier (c. 121) that the husband is entitled to curtesy only out of the fee of whioh he was possessed in right of his wife. After the commencement of the Act he will be possessed of nothing in right of his wife. How, then, can he be entitled to curtesy? On the other hand, the object of the Act was, no doubt, to protect the wife, and not to alter the rights of 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 have been the intention of the Legislature to exclude curtesy while the wife is still entitled to dower out of her husband's lands.

It Seems that next year postage stamps may be used for denoting certain stamp duties not exceeding 2s. 6d. Section 13 of the Revenue, Friendly Societies, and National Debt Act, 1882 (45 & 46 Vict. c. 72), provides that—

"(1.) On and after the first day of Janutry one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three any fctamp duties of an amount not exceeding two shillings and sixpence which may legally be denoted by adhesive atamps not appropriated by any word or words on tbe face of them to any particular description of instrument, and any postage duties to the like amount may be denoted by the same adhesive stamps.

"(2.) With a view to exhaust any adhesive postage atamps denoting an amount not exceeding two shillings and sixpence which may have been unissued or unused, such stamps to a proper amount may he used to denote any stamp duties of an amount not exceeding two shillings and sixpence, whioh may legally be denoted by adhesive stamps not appropriated by any word or words cn the fdee of them to any particular description of instrument.

The limit of 2s. Cd. apparently has reference to the stamp on leases for less than a year of any furnished dwelling-house or apartments, this being (with the exception of the stamp on writs of resignation, &c, under 31 & 32 Vict. c. 101, 8. 116) the highest stamp duty of fixed amount allowed by law to be denoted by adhesive stamps. Section 14 provides that where two or more adhesive stamps are used to denote the stamp duty, the person on whom the duty of cancellation is by law imposed must cancel each stamp.

The Clerk to the Pontefract Justices, on whose decision in the poaching case, as reported in the Timet, we commented last week, writes to explain that the report which appeared of the case was incorrect; that the contention of the solicitor for the defence, that females did not come within the purview of the Act, was at once overruled, and that the case was heard and dismissed on its merits. It would be interesting to know by whom the report of the case was furnished to the daily papers.

THE HISTORY OF THE REMUNERATION ORDER.

The Council of the Incorporated Law Society have taken a course which, we think, will receive the strong approbation of their constituents. In a " statement," which will be found in another column, they have explained their action with reference to the Remuneration Order, and they have appended to this explanation both the draft order which they laid before the Tribunal, and also the " observations and suggestions" which they submitted after considering the draft order framed by the Tribunal. We are thus enabled, to some extent, to review the discussions and negotiations which led to the making of the Order which we have already fully discussed.

About a year ago a committee of the council was appointed to co-operate with Mr. Druce in preparing a draft order to be laid before the Tribunal. This committee rejected the council's scale of 1880, on the ground that it had been little used except on mortgages; and decided to frame a uniform scale for solicitors on both sides in purchases and mortgages, based upon a moderate percentage. A commission of ten per cent, was adopted as the standard, the percentage being increased on small transactions. As ultimately settled , after conference with a deputation from the country law societ ies, this scale (as we have before stated) provided a remuneration for the solicitor on both sides for sales, purchases, and mortgages completed, of 2 per cent, up to £1,000, 1 per cent, thence up to £5,000, and one-half per cent, on any further amount, with a minimum remuneration of £5; the scale to include the preparation, or perusal and approval, and completion of the contract. With regard to leases at a rent (other than mining and building leases), it was proposed that the remuneration of the lessor's solilitor should be 7£ per cent, on the rent up to £100, with a minimum remuneration of £5; 5 per cent, on any further rent up to £200, and 2£ per cent, on any further rent beyond £200. With regard to building leases, the scale suggested by the council was that which is adopted in the Order as issued. The remune ration of the lessee's solicitor was proposed in each case to be one-half of the amount prescribed as the remuneration of the lessor's solicitor. And with regaid to settlements of personal estate, the council proposed that the same remuneration should be given as on a purchase at a price equal to the value of the personal estate settled,

as estimated for the purposes of the stamp duty, but that where the settlement was made upon marriage, the intended husband's solicitor should receive remuneration at half this rate.

This draft order was laid before the first meeting of the Tribunal on May 13 last. Several meetings of the Tribunal were held in May and June. Though the council in their statement, of course, refrain from any reference to the discussions at these meetings, it is no secret that, notwithstanding that the draft order of the council had been approved by the deputation from the country law societies, the principle of the scales in operation at Liverpool and Manchester, which divide the commissions on sales and mortgages into two parts—one for negotiating and the other for deducing and examining title and completion—was strenuously and effectively pressed on the Tribunal. And it is not difficult to conjecture that the chief opponent of the proposal to apply the scale to settlements would be the president of the Liverpool Law Society, that body having last year, in reference to the Solicitors' Remuneration Bill, strongly combated the idea of charging by scale in the case of settlements. The views thus urged found favour with the majority of the Tribunal, and on July 4 the council received for 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 rules in Part I. was nearly identical. The scales in Part II. of Schedule I. were also identical with those in the Order as issued, and the rules in Part II. were also the same, with the exception of rule 5, as to remuneration in respect of a premium paid on the granting of a lease. It was proposed that such premium should be divided into the number of years included in the term and treated as an annual rent, in addition to the rent reserved by 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 suggestions. Omitting suggestions relating to merely verbal alterations, we may shortly sum up the purport of the observations and the reception they met with, as follows :—(1) The council proposed to include in the Order conveyancing transactions under registered titles (rule 1). The suggestion was rejected. (2) The council submitted that the enumeration of matters not to be included in the scale remuneration (rule 4) should include " charges for maps and plans." The suggestion wasrejected. (3) The council pointed out that a small minority only of the profession would be able to participate in the fees for negotiation, and that the fees for deducing title, investigating title, and completing were not adequate remuneration apart from the fees for negotiation. They suggested, however, that if rule 12 were modified so as to make it applicable to all cases where no negotiation fee was received by the solicitor—that is to say, if the rule were made to read " In cases where ... a solicitor would not be entitled to charge a commission," &c.—it would to a large extent meet their objection. The suggestion was rejected. (4) The council objected to the provision at the foot of the scale in Part I. of Schedule I. that " every transaction exceeding £100,000 is to be charged for as if it were for £100,000," and suggested that the remuneration of the solicitor for transactions exceeding £100,000 should be proportioned to the purchase or mortgage money. The suggestion was rejected. (5) Rule 11 in the draft order provided that in sales under the Lands Clauses Consolidation Act, Sec, "the scale charge for negotiation should not apply." The council suggested that purchases under these Acts should be altogether excluded from the scale. This suggestion was adopted. (6) The council objected that the curious provision of rule 5 in Part II. of Schedule I. as to dividing the premium on a lease or conveyance at a fee farm rent over the years of the "lease" would be unworkable, and suggested the alteration of the rule so as to make purchase remuneration payable on the premium. This suggestion was adopted.

It will be seen, therefore, that of the six substantial amendments advocated by the council two only were adopted by the Tribunal. One of these, the provision with regard to leases and conveyances on rents in perpetuity at a fine, is of little practical importance save in the neighbourhood of Manchester. The other, in the opinion of practitioners who have had extensive business in connection with sales under the Lands Clauses Act, is likely to prove a grave mistake.

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