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Aug. 31; Cornish and Forfar, Liverpool. HARRISSON (William), Kirkdale, Liverpool. Sept. 8; John Watson and Atkinson, Liverpool.
HARDMAN (Charles), Cheadle Hulme. Sept. 9; Balshaws, Bolton.
HALL (William Ernest), Startforth. Aug. 31; R. H. Helmer, Barnard
HATHWAY (Florence Isabel). Hallen.
Sept. 30; J. Sinnott and Son,
HOLMES (Clapham), Keighley. Sept. 5; Sugden and Dewhirst, Bradford. ISAACSON (Maria Theresa), Lancaster-gate. Aug. 31; Nicholi, Manisty, and Co., 1, Howard-st, Strand, W.C.
JOHNSON (James), Pendleton. Sept. 9; Farrar and Co., Manchester. JONES (Clara Jane), Clapham. Nov. 1; F. J. East, 10, Basinghall-st, E.C. JAGO-TRELAWNY (Major-Gen. John), Coldrenick and Plymouth. Sept. 8; Prance and Prance, Plymouth.
JOHNSON (Cecil Gurney), Saunderton. Sept. 15; L. Hubbard, Bexhillon-Sea.
KENNEDY (Thomas), South Shields.
Aug. 30; G. Scott, jun., South
Sept. 8; Cooper and Bake, 6 and 7,
KANTHACK (Emilio), Kew Gardens. Portman-st, Portman-sq, W. LEWIS (Elizabeth Anne), Tutbury. Aug. 19; the executors, at the offices of Simpson and Meakin, Derby. LOVEDER (Joseph), Fishponds. Sept. 4; F. J. Tarr and Sons, Bristol. LILLICRAP (Thomas), Plymouth. Aug. 28; Shelly and Johns, Plymouth. LUCOVICH (Antonio Triffone), otherwise Antonio Trifone Lucovich, otherwise Antonio Conte de Lucovich, Whitchurch. Sept. 10; Vaughan and Roche, Cardiff.
MILNER (Edgar Charles), East Molesey, and Stock Exchange. Sept. 11; E. Field, 12, Queen-st, E.C.
MOORE (Sarah), Southport. Sept. 5; Cameron, Kemm, and Co., Gresham House, E.C.
MORRISON (Dame Annie Sophia), Far Headingley. Sept. 3; Simpson,
MCCUTCHAN (Surgn.-Lieut.-Col. James Shaw), Middleton-rd, Camden-rd.
PAGE (Rosetta), Newington-butts. William-st, E.C.
PRESCOTT (Martha), Ashton-in-Makerfield. Aug. 21; R. H. Bridge, Wigan. PILGRIM (Anna Maria), Akeley Wood, Buckingham.
Harper, 23, Rood-la, E.C.
Sept. 22; T. E.
POLWARTH (Caroline Millett), London County Asylum, Horton.
of creditors who have not already sent in. Aug. 26; B. Sturt, 8, Old Jewry, E.C.
REEVES (Walter), Harborne. Sept. 4; Colmore and Monckton, Birmingham.
RICE (James), Heavitree. Aug. 31; J. and S. P. Pope, Exeter.
Temple-chmbrs, Temple-av, E.C.
Sept. 30; W. A. Bilney,
RADFORD (Vaughan Hobbs), Carnfield Hall, Derby.
Sept. 4; R. A.
ROPER (Charles), Yardley. Sept. 4; Wallace, Robinson, and Morgan, Birmingham.
ROBERTSON (Andrew), Tynemouth. Sept. 8; R. and R. F. Kidd, North Shields.
SMITH (Henry), Derby. Aug. 19; the executors, at the offices of Simpson and Meakin, Derby.
SUGDEN (Mary Exley), Bolton. Sept. 14; J. Trewavas, Bradford.
SLADE (Harriet), Bexley Heath. Sept. 1; T. G. Baynes, Bexley Heath.
TAIT (George), Lilburn Grange. Sept. 1; T. C. Smith, Berwick-upon-
TRIGGS (William), Southville. Aug. 18; F. J. Tarr and Sons, Bristol.
WELLS (Elizabeth Ellen), Lancaster and Stonewell.
WALKER (John Worsley), Great Grimsby.
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SITTINGS OF THE COURTS.
FOR THE WEEK ENDING SATURDAY, Aug. 19.
Bakewell, Tuesday, at 10
Bala, Friday, at 2
Barnard Castle, Monday, at 9.30 Barrow-in-Furness, Thursday, at
Bodmin, Friday, at 10
Camelford, Thursday, at 11.30
Dudley, Tuesday, Thursday, and
Durham, Monday and Tuesday, at
Glossop, Wednesday, at 10
Holsworthy,* Tuesday, at 10.30
Liskeard, Monday, at 10 Liverpool, Monday (By at 11) and Thursday, at 10 Morpeth, Monday, at 10 Neath, Wednesday and Thursday Newcastle-on-Tyne, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (By), and Friday (Adm.), at 10 Northallerton, Saturday, at 11 Northampton, Tuesday (J.S.), at 11; Wednesday, at 10
Nottingham, Wednesday, and Friday (E.L). at 10
Oxford, Wednesday (R. By), at 12 Plymouth,* Monday, Tuesday. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, at 10
Poole, Monday, at 10 Portmadoc, Wednesday, at 10 Portsmouth, Monday (C.S.), at 10.30; Wednesday (R. By), at 11 Pwllheli, Tuesday, at 10 Richmond (Yorks), Thursday, at 10
Rotherham, Tuesday and Friday, at 10
Rugby, Thursday, at 10
Ryde, Wednesday, at 10
Other sittings are specially fixed if necessary.
PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS.
Information intended for publication under the above heading should reach us not later than Thursday morning in each week, as publication is otherwise delayed.
Sir PHILIP CRAMPTON SMYLY, Chief Justice, Sierra Leone, has been appointed Chief Justice of the Gold Coast Colony. Sir Philip was called by Gray's-inn in 1902.
Mr. F. LLEWELLYN-JONES, B.A., LL.B., solicitor, Mold, has been appointed a member of the Flintshire Joint Education Committee under the Welsh Intermediate Education Act 1989. Mr. Llewellyn. Jones was admitted in 1891.
Mr. C. E. ARNOULD, of the firm of A. H. Arnould and Son, 10, New-court, Lincoln's-inn, has been appointed a Commissioner to take Affidavits, Acknowledgments, &c.. for the Provinces of Quebec, Ontario, and Saskatchewan. Mr. Arnould was admitted in 1888.
SOLICITORS' BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION. THE usual monthly meeting of the board of directors was held at the Law Society's Hall, Chancery-lane, London, on the 9th inst.. Mr. Maurice A. Tweedie in the chair. The other directors present were Messrs. S. P. B. Bucknill, Thomas Dixon (Chelmsford), Walter Dowson, Hamilton Fulton (Salisbury), C. Goddard, J. R. B. Gregory, L. W. North Hickley, J. F. N. Lawrence, and C. G. May. A sum of £1022 was distributed in grants of relief, four new members were admitted, and other general business was transacted.
This department being open to free discussion on all Professional topics, the Editor does not hold himself responsible for any opinions or statements contained in it.
CUSTODY OF OLD DEEDS AND ABSTRACTS.-In the course of practice a solicitor frequently has passing through his hands old deeds and old abstracts of title which, although absolutely valueless, he feels some hesitation in destroying, and which might, if preserved, be at some time useful for topographical or genealogical purposes. ask whether any society exists which collects intelligently such muniments and papere, and, if so, whether such society would become the custodian thereof upon the terms that if required they should be returned. I cannot quite imagine how or why they could ever be
needed by their owners, but I think the reservation ought to be made. I would also ask what date such society has fixed as the limit of modernity, since which more proper records have been kept on foot? I have in my mind the year 1800 as the boundary mark, but possibly 1837, when the civil registers of births and deaths were instituted, might be a more logical point to fix. X. Y.
NOTES AND QUERIES.
This column is intended for the use of members of the Legal Profession, and therefore queries from lay correspondents cannot be inserted. Under no circumstances are editorial replies undertaken. None are inserted unless the name and address of the writer are sent, not necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of bona fides.
19. PROMISSORY NOTE.-A. and B. gave a joint and several promis. sory note to X. payable by instalments, and in default of payment of any one instalment it was provided that the whole balance remaining due should become due and payable immediately. An instalment became overdue, and X. issued a writ for the amount still owing. The instalment was immediately paid and accepted. Will any of your readers refer me to an authority by which it was decided that the acceptance of the overdue instalment operated as a waiver of the default, in which case the action would fail, as X. would be unable to sue for the full amount of the note as not being due. SUASORIUS.
20. MORTGAGEE-SALE-EXCHANGE.-We should like through your columns to ask whether a mortgagee selling under his power is entitled to make an exchange for other property. The point has come before ng in connection with the mortgage of a plot of building land where the mortgagee is offered other property in exchange, consisting of equities. A sale could, no doubt, be carried out by mutual conveyances, but in that case the stamp duty on the conveyance of the equities would have to include the mortgages also, whilst on a deed of exchange the duty would be nominal. If a sale were carried out by means of exchange on the above lines, what is the position of a second mortgagee who desires the first mortgagee to account for the proceeds of sale? Would he be entitled in such case to have the equities sold, or to take over the equities from the mortgagee on payment of his principal, interest, and costs? We cannot find any decision on the point, nor does Fisher on Mortgages touch the question. Perhaps some of your readers could enlighten us. R. AND G.
Mr. GEORGE EDWARD COKAYNE, Clarenceux King-of-Arms, died at Roehampton on the 6th inst. Mr. Cokayne, who was in his eightyseventh year, was the fourth son of Dr. William Adams, of Bloomsbury, and the Hon. Mary Anne Cokayne, niece and co-heiress of Borlase, sixth Viscount Cullen. He assumed the name and arms of Cokayne by Royal licence in 1873, in compliance with the will of his mother. Educated at Exeter College, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1848, he was called to the Bar at Lincoln's-inn in 1853. He had been associated with the Heralds College for fifty-two years, having held the offices of Rouge Dragon Pursuivant-of-Arms from 1859 to 1870; Lancaster Herald from 1870 to 1882; Norroy King-of-Arms from 1882 to 1894, and Clarenceux King-of-Arms from 1894 to the time of his death.
Mr. OLIVER JAMES STOCKTON, Town Clerk of Banbury, has died suddenly at Falmouth, where he was spending a holiday. While talking to some friends he gave a gasp and died at once. Mr. Stockton was admitted in 1887.
Mr. C. C. BECKE, for forty-two years coroner for Northampton, died at his residence, Wooton Hall, Northampton, on the 9th inst, aged sixty-nine. For many years Mr. Becke was a leading solicitor in Northamptonshire, but of late he had not practised.
The death is announced of Mr. FREDERICK HORATIO BARR, one of the oldest magistrates of the city of Leeds, and also one of the oldest solicitors. Mr. Barr, who was aged eighty-three, was for many years head of the firm of Messrs. Barr, Nelson, and Co.
THE COURTS AND COURT PAPERS.
HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE.-LONG VACATION
DURING the Vacation up to and including Tuesday, the 5th Sept., all applications "which may require to be immediately or promptly heard" are to be made to the Hon. Mr. Justice Horridge.
COURT BUSINESS.-The Hon. Mr. Justice Horridge will, until further notice, sit in the Lord Chief Justice's Court, Royal Courts of Justice, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in every week, commencing on Wednesday, the 9th Aug., for the purpose of hearing such applications of the above nature as, according to the practice in the Chancery Division, are usually heard in court. No case will be placed in the judge's paper
unless leave has been previously obtained, or a certificate of counsel that the case requires to be immediately or promptly heard, and stating concisely the reasons, is left with the papers. The necessary papers, relating to every application made to the Vacation judges (see notice below as to judges' papers), are to be left with the cause clerk in attendance, Chancery Registrars' Office, Room 136, Royal Courts of Justice, before one o'clock two days previous to the day on which the application is intended to be made. When the cause clerk is not in attendance, they may be left at Room 136, under cover, addressed to him, and marked outside Chancery Vacation papers, or they may be sent by post, but in either case so as to be received by the time aforesaid.
URGENT MATTERS WHEN JUDGE NOT PRESENT IN COURT CHAMBERS.-Application may be made in any case of urgency, to the judge, personally (if necessary), or by post or rail, prepaid, accompanied by the brief of counsel, office copies of the affidavits in support of the application, and also by a minute, on a separate sheet of paper, signed by counsel, of the order he may consider the applicant entitled to, and also an envelope, sufficiently stamped, capable of receiving the papers, addressed as follows: "Chancery Official Letter: To the Registrar in Vacation, Chancery Registrars' Office, Royal Courts of Justice, London, W.C." On applications for infunotions, in addition to the above, a copy of the writ, and a certificate of writ issued, must also be sent. The papers sent to the judge will be returned to the registrar. The address of the judge for the time being acting as Vacation judge can be obtained on application at Room 136, Royal Courts of Justice.
CHANCERY CHAMBER BUSINESS.-The chambers of Justices Joyce and Eve will be open for Vacation business on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in each week, from ten to two o'clock. Justice
KING'S BENCH CHAMBER BUSINESS.-The Hon. Mr. Horridge will, until further notice, sit for the disposal of King's Bench business in Judges' Chambers at 11 a.m. on Tuesday and, if necessary, also on Thursday in every week, commencing on Tuesday, the 8th Aug. PROBATE AND DIVORCE.-Summonses will be heard by the registrar, at the Principal Probate Registry, Somerset House, every day during the Vacation at 11.30 (Saturdays excepted). Motions will be heard by the registrar on Wednesdays, the 16th and 30th Aug:, the 13th and 27th Sept., at the Principal Probate Registry, at 12.30. Decrees will be made absolute on Wednesdays, the 9th and 23rd Aug., the 6th, 20th, and 27th Sept. All papers for motions and for making decrees absolute are to be left at the Contentious Department, Somerset House, before two o'clock on the preceding Friday. The offices of the Probate and Divorce Registries will be opened at eleven and closed at three o'clock, except on Saturdays, when the offices will be opened at ten and closed at one o'clock.
JUDGE'S PAPERS FOR USE IN COURT.-CHANCERY DIVISION.-The following papers for the Vacation judge are required to be left with the cause clerk in attendance at the Chancery Registrars' Office, Room 136, Royal Courts of Justice, on or before one o'clock, two days previous to the day on which the application to the judge is intended to be made: 1. Counsel's certificate of urgency or note of special leave granted by the judge. 2. Two copies of writ and two copies of pleadings (if any), and any other documents showing the nature of the application. 3. Two copies of notice of motion. 4. Office copy affidavits in support, and also affidavits in answer (if any).
N.B.-Solicitors are requested, when the application has been disposed of, to apply at once to the judge's clerk in court for the return of their papers.
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THE BANKRUPTCY ACTS 1883 AND 1890. RECEIVING ORDERS.
GAZETTE, AUG. 4.
To surrender at the High Court of Justice, in Bankruptcy. GROSE, W. MARSHALL, late Great Russell-st, Bloomsbury. July 31. HALL, GEORGE SEPTIMUS, Old Broad-st, clerk to chartered company. Aug. 2.
JOSEPHSON, JOSEPH MARCUS COPELEVITZ, late Croydon-rd, Barking-rd, Canning Town, partner in the firm of Josephson and Co., contractors. June 28.
KOSKI, FREDERICK, Oxford-st, hairdresser. Aug. 2.
LASEK, ALFRED (trading as A. Lasek and Co.), Scrutton-st, tapestry warehouseman. Aug. 2.
MUSSENDEN, MATTHEW MORTIMER, Cullum-st, shipbroker. Aug. 2.
To surrender at their respective District Courts.
Aug. 1. Ct Salford. Aug. 1. BILL, GEORGE, Manchester, fancy goods agent. BENN. ELIZA (spinster), and DANCE, PATIENCE (widow), late Leeds, jewellers. Ct. York. Aug. 1.
BADHAM, SIDNEY GEORGE, Wellingborough, fruiterer. Ct. Northampton. July 31.
BOSTOCK, SARAH, Winsford, nurse, widow. Ct. Nantwich and Crewe. Aug. 2.
BLAKELEY, ARTHUR CARTLICH, late Formby, asylum manager.
pool. Aug. 1.
BROWN, EDWARD GEORGE, Lower Edmonton, builder. July 31.
Ct. LiverCt. Edmonton.
BRAMMA, JOHN ALBERT, Birmingham, jeweller's factor. Ct. Birmingham. Aug. 1.
COOPER, ARTHUR HUDSON, York, sheep dealer. Ct. York. July 29. CLARKE, GEORGE WILLIAM, Liverpool, managing director of a limited company. Ct. Liverpool. July 31.
CLAPHAM, CLAUDE WATSON, Ossett, newsagent. Ct. Dewsbury. July 31.
CUTTING, THOMAS, Bath, cab proprietor. Ct. Bath. Aug. 2.
Aug. 1. Aug. 2. Ct. Pontypridd,
GUNN, GOMER LLEWELLYN, late Keighley, licensed victualler. Ct. Bradford. July 31.
GEE, ERNEST HENRY (trading as E. H. Gee and Co.), Bury St. Edmunds, tailor. Ct. Bury St. Edmunds. Aug. 1.
HUTTON, J.. late Ilford, builder. Ct. Chelmsford. July 31.
HULLAND, FRANCIS, Ellastone, farmer. Ct. Burton-on-Trent. July 29. JACOBSON, HARRY (late trading as the Wholesale Supply Stores, and H. Jacobson and Co.), Leeds, general merchant. Ct. Leeds. Aug. 1. KIRKBRIDE AND LOFTUS, Carlisle, hatters. Ct. Carlisle. Aug 2. LANGRIDGE, WILLIAM JOHN, Snodland, late cycle repairer. Ct. Maidstone. Aug. 2.
MYERS, LUTHER THACKRAY, Bradford, motor-cab proprietor. Ct. Bradford.
PLAYER, JOHN, South Norwood, greengrocer. Ct. Croydon.
WILKS, CHARLES, Marton, farmer. Ct. Coventry. July 31.
GAZETTE, AUG. S.
To surrender at their respective District Courts. BAILEY, LEONARD, Willey, late grazier. Ct. Leicester. Aug. 3 CROOK, SIDNEY JAMES, Middlezoy, haycutter. Ct. Bridgwater. Aug. 3. HORTON, JOSEPH, late Grainsby, fish merchant's manager. Grimsby. Aug. 3. Ct. Great
HUGHES, ROBERT CLEMENT, Rye, manufacturer of artificial teeth. Ct.
HENNINGS, EDWIN HENRY, Studley, farmer. Ct. Warwick. Aug. 4.
SPARROW, HERBERT JOHN, late Ramsbottom, hay merchant. Ct. Bolton.
STRANGE, A. PERCY, Fareham, officer in the army. Ct. Portsmouth.
TURNER, ROBERT POAT, Frome, outfitter. Ct. Frome. Aug. 3.
ADJUDICATIONS. GAZETTE, AUG. 4.
ARNOTT, ANTHONY, Dean, farmer. Ct. Cockermouth and Workington.
AUSTIN, CLAIRE SYLVIE, Crawley, furniture dealer.
BRAMMA, JOHN ALBERT, Birmingham, jeweller's factor. Ct. Birmingham. Aug. 2.
BOSTOCK, SARAH, Winsford, nurse, widow. Ct. Nantwich and Crewe. Aug. 2.
BENN, ELIZA (spinster), and DANCE, PATIENCE (widow), late Leeds, jewellers. Ct. York. Aug. 1.
COOPER, ARTHUR HUDSON, York, sheep dealer. Ct. York. July_29. CLAPHAM, CLAUDE WATSON, Ossett, newsagent. Ct. Dewsbury. July 31. CROSBY, FRED, Leeds, late tobacconist. Ct. Leeds. Aug. 1.
CURLING, ELLA MARION, Herne Bay, dairy proprietor. Ct. Canterbury. Aug 1.
FARR, ALBERT EDWARD, Frinton-on-Sea, builder. Ct. Colchester. Aug. 2. GRIFFIN, JAMES GERALD, Manchester, tailor. Ct. Manchester. Aug. 2. GARDNER, FRANCIS, Llwyncelyn, colliery labourer. Ct. Pontypridd, Ystradyfodwg, and Porth. July 31.
GEE. ERNEST HENRY (trading as E. H. Gee and Co.), Bury St. Edmunds, tailor. Ct. Bury St. Edmunds. Aug. 1.
GUNN, GOMER LLEWELLYN, late Keighley, licensed victualler. Ct. Bradford. July 31.
HALL, GEORGE SEPTIMUS, Old Broad-st, clerk to chartered company. Ct. High Court.
HIBBERT, HENRY GEORGE, Leicester-st, director of a company. Ct. High
HARTLEY, ALBERT, Sheffield, licensed victualler. Ct. Sheffield. July 31.
MYERS, LUTHER THACKRAY, Bradford, motor-cab proprietor. Ct. Bradford.
OBERMAN, SELEK, Bethnal Green-rd. Ct. High Court. Aug. 2.
OSBORN, HENRY, Charing Cross-rd, turf commission agent. Ct. High Court. Aug. 2.
PIET, JEAN FRANCOIS HENRI (trading as Piet and Co.), Liverpool, indiarubber merchant. Ct. Liverpool. July 31.
SAWYERS, WILLIAM ROBERT, Littlebourne, grocer. Ct. Canterbury.
WILKS, CHARLES, Marton, farmer. Ct. Coventry. July 31.
WILSHAW, HENRY JAMES, Stoke-on-Trent, architect. Ct. Stoke-uponTrent and Longton. Aug. 2.
WILSON, EDEN, Scarborough, spinster. Ct. Scarborough. July 31.
Amended notice substituted for that published in Gazette, July 4. HABERSCHITZ, REUBEN ALFRED (described in the receiving order as Alfred Reuben), Jamaica-st, Whitechapel, secretary to a public company. Ct. High Court. June 29.
Amended notice substituted for that published in Gazette, July 28. BIRCH, ALBERT WALTER, Bradnop, late farmer. Ct. Macclesfield. July 24.
GAZETTE, AUG. 8.
BAILEY, LEONARD, Willey, late grazier. Ct. Leicester. Aug. 3.
HORTON, JOSEPH, late Grainsby, fish merchant's manager. Ct. Great Grimsby. Aug. 3.
HARRISON, LEONARD, late North Stoke, farmer. Ct. Brighton. Aug. 4.
SHARPLES, JOSEPH, jun., Crosby, builder. Ct. Liverpool. Aug. 3.
Amended notice substituted for that published in Gazette, July 21. LONGSON, JAMES HENRY (trading as James Longson), Stockport, painter. Ct. Stockport. July 19.
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MR. JUSTICE HORRIDGE sat as Vacation judge for the second time on Wednesday last. Though the list was not at all formidable, and the cases were of no importance to anyone except the parties actually concerned with them, the learned judge did not rise until 5 p.m., when one of the cases was adjourned until yesterday (Friday), with the object of a settlement being arrived at if possible. The warning of last week has evidently been effective.
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OFF-LICENCES in 1905 totalled 25,405, being 747 per 10,000 of estimated population. The 24,438 which existed on the 1st Jan. 1910 were but 6'83, and the actual decrease from the total in 1909 was 239. At the commencement of last year there were 7536 registered clubs-an increase of 213 over the previous year, and of 947 over the figure for 1905. The increase of clubs during 1909 is, both actually and proportionately to population, the greatest but one-viz., during 1907-since the present system of statistics came into operation in 1905, and there certainly seems to be a steady increase of between 2 and 3 per cent. each year, and the same upward movement must be recorded in relation to population.
DURING the year 1910, 1294 cases were referred for compensation by the renewal authorities, and in 962 cases the compensation authorities decided to refuse renewal of the licences accordingly. These figures are much smaller than those for 1909, when the references were 1834 and the refusals 1401, and they are the lowest since 1906. The licences which were paid for in 1910 cost on the average £891 each-that is, £887 for the full licences and £894 for the beerhouse licences. Out of the 550 beerhouse licences so paid for, 538 were "ante-1869." The average amounts paid during the last six years show a curious fluctuation. In 1905 such average for full licences was £717, and for beerhouses £568; but in 1908 they were £1116 and £926 respectively, the increased cost of beerhouse licences being distinctly noteworthy.
THE total proceedings against licensed persons during 1910 (1582) show an appreciable decrease, as do also the total convictions (819), as compared with the previous year, when the figures were 1838 and 1038 respectively. Of these 819 convictions, 429 were for permitting drunkenness on licensed premises or for selling to a drunken person, and this figure shows a continuance of the decrease which has been in progress since 1903-when the convictions for these offences amounted to 1200-and is the lowest for any year shown. No doubt the causes for this decrease are complex, but the total, which from 1895 to 1903 showed a steady increase year by year, since 1903 has shown an equally steady and satisfactory diminution. Proceedings were taken last year against 114 registered clubs, and ninety-two were struck off the register, the respective figures for 1909 being eighty-one and sixty-four.
WITH regard to convictions for drunkenness, as we have already stated, taking the country as a whole, the downward movement, which has been in progress for some time, continued in the year 1910. Taking the figures from 1905, the total number of such convictions were :
This decrease is spread over all parts of the country, but the metropolitan area shows an increase during 1910 of 7.91 per cent.; and, again, in twenty-two out of the seventy-six county boroughs increases are shown, and the same must be said of fifteen counties. As regards the distribution of drunkenness between males and females, the convictions of the latter for that offence bore in 1910 a lower proportion to the total than they did in previous years, and, as compared with the convictions of males, shared in a larger degree in the total decrease in convictions.
IT is manifestly difficult to ascertain with any great accuracy the actual number of persons convicted of drunkenness, and the number of previous convictions of those so convicted; but, roughly speaking, it may be taken
that there were between eighty-eight and eighty-nine offenders for every 100 offences of drunkenness. As to previous convictions, of the 100,373 persons convicted in England and Wales (excluding the Metropolitan Police district, for which the figures of previous convictions are not available), 38,737 are known to have been previously convicted of drunkenness, and, of these, 26,268 are known to have had one to five previous convictions, 12,161 six to fifty, 274 fifty-one to a hundred, and thirty-four over a hundred; while 2774 had three or more of such convictions within twelve months. In 1910 there were 49 80 convictions for drunkenness for every 10,000 persons in England and Wales according to the census of 1901, as against 52:11 in 1909, 57.74 in 1908, 60:58 in 1907, 61.18 in 1906, and 63.69 in 1905.
THE report of the inspector under the Inebriates Acts 1879 to 1900-which forms an interesting addendum to the statistics we have dealt with above-has now been published for the year 1909, and, in addition to an introductory chapter, deals with retreats, certified inebriate reformatories, and State inebriate reformatories. The first of these institutions, which were established under the Act of 1879, as amended by the Act of 1898, are for the reception of persons who are inebriates, and who, being such, can be induced to submit to control for the purpose of reformation. This voluntary section of inebriate reform work has not shown much progress, for during 1909 but 187 persons signed the necessary application before a justice of the peace and were admitted as patients under the Acts, and 262 persons entered as private patients without attestation before a magistrate. These numbers show a slight reduction from those of 1908, and the inspector, repeating the conclusions of the departmental committees, again draws attention to two points which are responsible for the lack of progress in the work of the retreats-namely, the difficulty experienced in obtaining the consent of inebriates to submit to detention and treatment in the earlier and more hopeful stages, and, further, the absence of accommodation for poor inebriates.
NATURALLY the major portion of the present report is devoted to the certified inebriate reformatories, and during 1909 277 persons sentenced to detention under the Inebriates Acts were admitted to these institutions, and, of these, fiftyeight were men and 219 women. Thirty were committed from courts of assize or quarter sessions for offences that rendered them liable to be dealt with under sect. 1 of the Act, and 247 were sentenced from petty sessional courts or from higher courts on indictment under sect. 2. Both 1908 and 1909 show a very marked decrease in the number of committals, the figure for 1907 being 493, this decrease being due, firstly, to lack of accommodation, and, secondly, to the difficulties that have arisen in the working of the Acts.
UNDER sect. 1 of the Inebriates Act 1898, any habitual drunkard who is convicted of an offence punishable with imprisonment or penal servitude may be committed to a reformatory if the court "is satisfied from the evidence that the offence was committed under the influence of drink, or that drunkenness was a contributing cause of the offence." Up to the end of 1909, forty-six male and 227 female inebriates had been committed to reformatories under this section-473 in all-and, of these, 371 had been convicted of unlawfully neglecting children. As the report truly states: "This result, so far as the application of the section to general offences is concerned, borders closely upon the ridiculous and although there has never been any lack of accommodation for cases committed under sect. 1, although there have been thousands of cases before the courts where the application of the power would have been appropriate, the section has been