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reform in procedure as they arise from time to time. Do the advocates of the English methods think there are no cases of Jarndyce v. Jarndyce still ulumbering in Chancery ?
I bave attended the sessions of the highest tribunals in many countries, and many court sessions in England, and have never been courts of justice, from bigheat to lowest, conducted with such decorum and dignity as we find in our American courts of record, and especially in those of the State of New York and the United States courts. For one thing, I have never known of an actress having been invited to sit beside the presiding judge, as in the Crippen case, or tickets of admission issued to the favoured who desired to see the exhibition. It is true that in important criminal trials the maudlin and curious will flock in large numbers, but that is true of Bociety everywhere.
Under the English system the Lord Chief Justice of England presides in civil or criminal trials, with or without a jury. There may be good reason wby this should be so, but here we would think it a little incongruous were Chief Justice Wbite or Chief Judge Cullen to preside at a murder trial. With many of the English judges an effort to be facetious in trials at the expense of witnesses or counsel is noticeable, strongly reminding one of Mr. Justice Stareleigh, who presided at the famous trial of Bardell v. Pickwick.
A well-appointed court room and a court house furnished in good taste, and the presence of courteous attendants, aid materially in upbolding the dignity of our courts. To one who has visited the court rooms in England, the vast superiority of the surroundings of American court rooms must strongly appeal. We find few court rooms in the United States that seem as cramped and staffy as most of those in London. Many of them do not seem to be much larger than 20ft. by 20ft., and are poorly ventilated, dark, and grimy. Contrast this with the court rooms known to the reader, found in tbe county seat of any county-especially in the older States.
No man lives who is wise enough to devise a perfeot judicial system, and he must be a genius who will present a system which would work smoothly both in Montana and Massachusetts. The personnel of the Benob and the Bar is of far more importance than any system of procedure. The efforts President Taft is making to strengtben the United States courts will do more in the next decade to improve present conditions than the experiments the visionary would have us make in fasbioping our proceedure after that of England or some other cuuntry. We are living in an age that demands the best, and the solution of problems as they arise will be safely and sanely met at home.
If we grant that her administration of justice is more simple and expeditious than our own, she ought to excel us by roaeon of such a long experience.
We cappot expect perfection in all thinge, let alone the administration of justice in a country made up of the cosmopolitan population gathered here, such as exists in no other country ; and yet, notwithstanding all of these things, I assert that property rights, personal righte, and the rights of the State are as amply and fully protected under the Stars and Stripes as under any flag.
No country bas euch complex and varied problems to cope with as the United States. Conditions arising by reason of the heavy tide of immigration from all countries, including Gentiles, Jewe, Greeke, Turke, Mohammedang, those of all religions and those with pone, those coming to promulgate Socialistic doctrines, the perplexing Chinese and Japanese questions in the West, the abolition of slavery, the rights of the trusts, the organisation and rise of federations of labour-bave raised perplexing questions which have demanded the attention, more or less, of the criminal arm of the law.
It seems to me that the Crippen case has received undue prominence, and is there not the fai test suspicion that Cousin John thought that this might be an opportune time to impress upon Americans that there was no dallying with Eoglish justice, and that the case of a former American subject who had been guilty of a foul crime would be an excellent one in which to furnish an object lesson ?
The limits of this article will not permit of the publishing of the array of statistics tbat could be preeented of the work performed by the judges of our courts as compared with the work of the judges of English courts, and which establish the fact that our judges do far more work for a much less compensation than the English Judiciary, I should like to refer those curious to know to a well.tempered criticism of an article appearing in the North American Review of August, written by Judge Gemmill of Chioago, reviewing an article by Professor J. W. Garner in the North American Review of the previous January. This article cites many instances of punishment for trivial offences, and the miscarriage of justice in English courte, for brutal crimen. I will cite but ono instance quoted by Judge Gemmill, inasmuch as this relates to
& brutal murder.
“On the 5th March 1908 one Dyson brutally beat and murdered his daughter. He was tried, convicted, and sentenced to ten years of penal servitude. The Court of Appeal quasbed the conviction because thè trial judge miedirected the jury upon a technical point. There was no doubt of the prisoner's guilt, but he e204 pod all punish. ment."
Would not those who champion celerity in the conduct of criminal procedure prefer that a criminal should stand a second or eveo a third trial, rather than have him turned loose upon society through a technicality ?
The procedure in English courts did not prevent Messrs. Gaynor and Greece from holding American officers at bay in tho Dominion of Canada íor many months, several years since.
The popular notion with reference to the administration of criminal justice in England has been that cases were conducted with dignity and decorum, and that it was impossible to railroad an offender to prison; but now one would think, from the comment concerning the Crippen trial, that the moment an offender committed an offenoo he would probably commence serving punishment for his crime within a few weeks after indictment.
Legal prooed ure suitable for a monar ohy will not suit the needs of & republio. The first to resent what appears to be the autocratic powers of the English judge would be those who advocate such pro. cedure; they desire to tipker with present methods, and iotroduce innovations which our fathers decided were not wise for libertyloving Arcericans. Our forefathers laid down broad principles in adopting the Constitution, and, as Attorney-General "Wickerebam pointed out recently in an after-dinner speech at the New York Bar Association at Syracuse, the tendency of Constitution builders of the present day is to so curb legislative bodies that they are practically automatons. It seems to me that one of the reasons for the wonderful development and growth of this country has been the fact tbat under our Federal and State Constitutions our legislative bodies were given wide latitude in framing laws, and this discretion bae, as a rule, been so wisely exercieed as to develop, and not ham per, the progress of a State of the nation. It is true that abuses are sure to crop out under Constitutions so framed, but I submit that they are no greater than the evils which result from a too rigid restriction of legislative powers. I contidently assert that our laws keep pace witb, and possibly are a little ahead of, public sentiment ; in other words, we have wbat the public demands.
In a generation, under the guiding hands of those discerning the needs, and in accord with the will of the people, great reforms have been brought about in America in legal procedure. Nowhere has a poor man so good an opportunity to secure & vindication of bis rights. Our Appellate Courts coneider and pa-s upon trivial claims at the bebest of litigants of very limited means, and a person without means can prosecute or delend an action as a poor person. A orimioal can have counsel assigned to his defence in almost any jurisdiction of the United States ; almost every practitioner performs work gratuj. tously and upgrudging!y for clients when called upon ; chivalrio defence of the rights of the oppressed, whether a retainer is in eight or not, is and will continuo to be a characteristio of most lawyers.
It is our proud boast that we are all equal before the law, and we do not want theea rights abridged. The people are entirely competent and oan be depended upon to pass upon, questions of
A CHILD OFFENDER NINETY-SIX YEARS AGO. The minutes of a Sunday sobool committee would be about the last place that one would expect to find a record of an application at Bow.street, yet in those of the Sabbath school in concection with the Kirk of the Crown of Scot and, commonly known as Crown-coort Church, Covent Garden, whose schools have recently cele biated the ninety-seventh anniversary of their opening, we get a glimpse of Mr. Birnie's methods in dealing with young offenders at Bow-street nearly a century ago, and, tbrough the courtesy of the Rev. A. Macrae, the minister, we are enabled to make the following extracts. The minutes of the meetings in connection with the ecbool are still taken and carefully preserved. Uoder date Friday evening, the 1st Deo. 1815, we read : " Mr. Finlayeon reported a very serious charge against Mary Collins, a girl about twelve years of age, who was admit ted into the school in Oct. 1814 and about the month of July last taken into the family of Mise Gordons of Tavistock.street in consequence of a recommendation given of her by Miss Finlayson to Mr. Purse of the Strand. Miss Gordone charged the girl of having robbed them of money, &o., to a considerable amount, in consequence of which they have discharged her from their service. Miss Finlayson and Mr. Parse feel themselves much burt at baving been the means of Miss Gordons. taking the girl into their service, and, although Miss Gordoos decline progecuting
the girl, they think it would be very desirable that some. ibing should be done by conferring with Mr. Birnie, the magistrate, on the subject and having some punishment inflicted in order to prevent, if possible, the recurrence of such an instance of juvenile depravity in any other of the children with whom she bas been educated. It was therefore resolved that Mr. Finlayson, Mr. Purse, and Mr. Whippie be requested to wait on Mr. Birnie respecting the above case.”
At the meeting following of the 15th Dec. 1815 we read: “The secretary reported that he had, agreeably to the minutes of the last meeting, waited on Mr. Birnie, the magistrate, respecting the case of Mary Collins, and that Mr. Birpie's opinion was that Miss Gordons should, under the charge of a conetable, bring Mary Collins before him at Bow-street, wbich would afford him an opporiunity of giving her a very severe reprimand and, if deemed necessary, of commita ting her to prison for one or two daye, which, under all the circum. stances of the case, is all that he recommends to be done in it as the most likely means to answer the desired end. The secretary further reported that the sub-tance of his conference had been communicated to Miss Gordons tbrough the medium of Mr. Purse of the Strand ; also that it was the wish of this committee that Mr. Birnie's advice abould be acted upon as being likely to have a beneticial effect on Mary Collins, but also to berve as a salutary admonition to the other children in the school who may be aoquainted with the case, but that Mise Gordons still decline taking any steps themselves in the matter, and therefore as no other person could give a charge to a constable Mr. Bi pie’ad vice could not be followed up.” Furtber on in the minutes of the same meeting we find : " Mary Collins'
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corduct was again noticed, and the propriety of a suitable admonition being given to the rest of the scholars in consequence of it was suggested by Mr. William Rae. Mr. Stephenson undertook to confer with Mr. Greig on this subject.".
The committee did not allow the matter to sleep, and were actively engaged in following it up. Nothing formally appears in tbe minutes until the meeting of the 1st Feb. 1816, when " Mr. Purse reported some very unfavourable circumstances respecting the conduct of Mrs. Shead, the mother of a girl who had been in the school for some time past and noticed in the minutes of our meeting on the 15th Dec. last, in consequence of which it was resolved that a letter be eent to Mrs. Shead, by the superintendent requesting her to attend at our next committee meeting with her daughter.”
Under date the 1st March 1816 we find in the minutes : “The Bu periotendent reported that he had written to Mrs. Shead agreeably to instructions given him at our last meeting. Mre. Shead, in conse. quence of a letter she received from the superintendent, attended at this meeting. She was informed by the chairman of the charge brought against her-namely, dishonesty in stealing from her furnished a partments, and that she had made her own daughter ber assistant in the
Mrs. Shead acknowledged ber guilt and expressed her sorrow for her misconduct, which she stated arose entirely from distress, and, after being very suitably admonished by the chairman, withdrew.' The story of Mary Collins ends here, so we do not kpow whether the admonition was effective or whether she drifted into crime as a profession.
It will be noticed that frequent reference is made to Miss Gordong. Evidently tbis is the secretary's way of writing the Misses Gordon. Although not of legal interest, it may be added that secular subjects were taught the elder scholars as well as matters sacred, and we find in the minutes orders for writing tables, &c.; and in the minutes for the 7th March 1817 it was resolved, “ That Mr. Anderson be requested to prepare twenty-five horns for writing.” Reference is frequently made to candles and candlesticke, for the school met on certain evenings in the week for instruction in writing. &c. The first treat was held at a sylvan spot near the Bedford Head, Camden Town. This was in the year of Waterloo.
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and Cardew, Lennox House, Norfolk-st, Strand, W.C. SUSTIN (Vernon), Herttord. Oct. 16; Austin and Austin, 4, Clement's
inn, Strand, W.C BULLOCK (Emma), Harborne. Oct 28; Wilkins and Toy, Chipping
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Ormrod, Whitehaven. BOOKER (Rev. Samuel Briddon), Kenilworth. Oct. 6; Wright, Hassall,
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and Sloman, 3, Salters' Hail-ct, Cannon-st, E.C. BROOKHOUSE (James Henry), Prudhoe-on-Tyne. Oct. 16; Maughan and
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inn-flds, W.C. BALDWIN (Charles), West Derby. Oct. 10; T. J. Smith and Son, Liver
pool. BUTTLE (Mary Ann), Scarborough. Oct. 6; J. Whitfield, Scarborough. Baur (Rudolphus), City-rd, and Sugar Loaf-ct, Leadenhall-st. Oct. 9;
Hatchett-Jones, Bisgood, and Marshall, 48, Mark-la, E.C. BROWN (John), Spennymoor. Oct. 12; F. and S. E. Badcock, Bishop
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5. Finsbury-sq, E.C. CLARKE (Samuel), Chesterfield. Oct. 4; B. Mather, Chesterfield. CLARKE (Anna Mollison), Kingston-on-Thames. Oct. 11; Satchell,
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Lewthwaite, and Co., 3, Duncan-st, Islington, N. DODGSON (Jessie), otherwise Mrs. Jessie Mortimer Hope, Thornton Heath.
Oct. 5; F. J. Day, 93, Chancery-la, W.C. Douglas (Frances Alice), Botley. Sept. 30; Shield and Mackarness,
Alresford. EDWARDS (Henry William), Longframlington, Oct. 16; S. G. Ward,
Newcastle-upon-Tyne. FORD (Elizabeth), West Hampstead. Oct. 20; Cartwright and Cunning
ham, 47, Paternoster-row. FLOCKTON (Henry Webster), New York, U.S.A. Oct. 10; A. Prior, 25,
Head-st, Colchester. GROVER (Alfred Edward), Walworth, S.E. Oct. 20; Burton and Son,
Bank.chmbrs, Blackfriars-rd, S.E. GOOLDEN (Maria), Bayswater. Oct. 20; Fox and Preece, 15, Dean's-yd,
Westminster. GILLBANKS (Martha Evelyn Elizabeth), Ulverston. Oct. 14; Hart Jackson
and Sons, Ulverston. GREENWOOD (Thomas), Finsbury Park. Oct. 9; A. J. Ford, 26, Great
James-st, Bedford-row, W.C. HUGHES (Richard), Hednesford. Dec. 5; E. Evans, Walsall. HARROP (Anne), Waterloo, Ashton-under-Lyne. Sept. 30; Lancashire,
Humphreys, and Grundy, Manchester. HUNTER (Hannah), Ashover. 'Oct. 2; Steel, Maitland, and Byers, Sunder
land. HANSON (Selina), Sowerby Bridge. Sept. 23; T. Cullen, Bolton. HEREFORD (Catherine Anne), Hereford.. Oct. 9; Lambe, Carless, and Son,
Hereford. Hit (Emma), Exeter. Oct. 5; J. and S. P. Pope, Exeter. HAIGH (Mary Ann), Marsh. Oct. 3; J. Hyde and Son, Mossley. JAMES ('Thomas Henry), St. Clears. Sept. 30; Lewis and James,
Narberth. Jackson (John Henry), Hull and Hornsea, Oct. 9; A. M. Jackson and
Co., Hull. KNOWLES (John), Kidderminster. Oct. 9; Ivens, Morton, and Morton,
Kidderminster. KissOCK (Maria), Kensington. Nov. 1; Ellis, Peirs, and Co., 17, Albe.
marle-st, W. Lyon (Ann), Aughton. Sept. 28; Parr, Sadler, Dickinson, and Watson,
Ormskirk. LEVY (Edward Nathan), Dulwich. Sept. 29; W. B. Styer, 11 and 12,
Fenchurch-st, E.C. LARDEAU (James Kinsman), Plymouth. Sept. 26; C. G. Brian. Plymouth. LOUDON (John Baird), Coventry. Oct. 9; H. Johnson, Coventry. LEAKE (Annie), Nuneaton. Oct. 7; T. Elsworth, at the offices of Clay,
Atkins, and Cocks, Nuneaton. MACMAHON (Cullagh Colin John Patrick), Hampstead. Oct. 12; E. Le
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Wyatt-rd, Highbury. MARRATT (Sarah Ann), Bingham. Sept. 22; J. and A. Bright, Notting.
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Exeter. Parker (Sarah Anne), West Bridgford. Oct. 20; Griffith and Chown,
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at the office of 'Shipton, Hallewell, and Co., Chesterfield. Rawson (Edmund Stansfeld), Kensington. Oct. 5; the executors, at the
office of E. F. and H. Landon, 53, New Broad-st, E.C. READ (Charles), Honiton. Oct. 23; DunningRundle, and Stamp,
Honiton. STEELE (John), Horsham, or STEELE (Mary Evershed). Oct. 12; Coole and
Haddock, Horsham. Savory (Melita Mary), South Kensington. Oct. 8; Leighton and Savory,
2, Clement's-inn, Strand, W.C. SPOONER (James Douglas), Upper Montague-st, W.C. Sept. 23; R. J.
Harris, Winchester. SPENCER (Eliza), Southport. Sept. 23; T. Cullen, Boiton. SAUNDERS (Alexander), Birkenhead and Heswall. Oct. 7; L. Saunders,
the executrix, or her sols., Thompson, Hughes, and Mathison, Birken
head. SEARLE (Norah [otherwise Nora] Katharine). Walton Park, Clevedon.
Oct. 10; Ramsden and Co., 85, Gracechurch-st, E.C. STEVENS (James John Frederick), Belvedere. Oct. 15; Edwin, Son, and
Edgley, 10, Trinity-st, Southwark, S.E. Tyson Margaret), Lancaster. Oct. 9; T. W. Walker and A. A. Brooke,
at the offices of C. Dunderdale and Co., Manchester. TEMPLETON (Peter), New Brighton. Oct. 16; Whitley and Co., Liver
pool. TAYLOR (Elizabeth Ellen), Bootle. Oct. 12; Sampson and Co., Liverpool. Thomas (Edward). Denton. Oct. 31; Fowden, Newton, and Varey, Man
chester. THCRBURN (John), Wrecclesham. Nov. 1; Rowe and Wilkie, Wool
Exchange, Basinghall-st, E.C. TURNER (Thomas Spink), Scarborough. Oct. 14; W. and W. S. Draw
bridge, Scarborough, Timms (John), Scarborough. Oct. 14; W. and W. S. Drawbridge, Scar
borough. UNDERHILL (William), Langley Green. Oct. 1;.W. Shakespeare and Co.,
Oldbury, Birmingham. WOONAM (James Bowen), Tanybwlch. Oct. 31; F. De C. Hamilton,
Cardiff. Wilson (Frederick). Newark-upon-Trent. Sept. 30; G. B. Burke,
Newark-on-Trent. WILLETT (Frederick), Mountgorrel and Rothley. Oct. 4; C. G. Barradale,
Leicester WHITTAKER (Mary Jane). Liverpool. Oct. 9; P. F. Brown and C. Dunder
dale, at the offices of C. Dunderdale and Co., Manchester. WESTCOTT (William Ewart Gladstone), Starcross Oct. 5; J. and S. P.
Pope, Exeter; Sparkes, Pope, and Thoma3, Exeter. WATERER (Robert, the elder), Chertsey. Oct. 16; Paine, Brettell, and
Porter, Chertsey. Willcox (Amy), Newport. Oct. 23; Eldridge and Sons, Newport,
I. of W. Walters (John Thomas), Cheshunt. Oct. 12; Bowman and Curtis Hay
ward. 11, Arundel-st. W.C. WARD (Thomas Houghton), Liscard. Oct. 13; J. N. Isaac, Liverpool.
This sum is part of a total deficienoy of £439,150, appropriated out of the funds in court under various Acts of Parliament. The Consolidated Fand is liable for this deficiency in the event of the funds in court being at any time insufficient to meet payments to suitors. By the Labourers (Ireland) Act of 1911 a further sum of £36,000 of the unclaimed suitors' monoys has been appropriated for the purposes of the Labourers Acts.
Bankrupts' Estates.-The Bankruptoy Offices in London were built out of part of the funds held by the Treasury in respect of unclaimed dividende, and another part of such funds was applied towards the cost of providing accommodation for officers performiog duties under the Bankruptcy Act 1883. The total liability of the Consolidated Fund in reepect of bankrupts' estates in England and Ireland on the 31st March 1911 was £1,157, 126.
Government Stocks and Dividends. Op the 31st March 1911, £2,021,393 stood in the names of the National Debt Commissioners on account of the balance of unclaimed stock and dividends. Very large sums in past years bave been appropriated, notably £1,000,000 under the Finance Act of 1904. A remarkable fact in connection with the redaction of these liabilities is a credit item of £164,232 to tbe State, accrued from sume realised by the fractions of pence saved in the payment of dividends. The dividends “due and not demanded” on the 2nd April 1910 were £74,935; on the 2nd July, 267,690 ; on the 3rd Oct., £69,687; and on the 3rd Jan. 1911, £69,750, of which the greater portion was advanced to the Government till claimants appear. It may be mentioned that a private member again introduced a Bill the object of wbich was to compel all bankers to make returns giving lists of all dividends, accounts, and deposits upclaimed for six years and upwards. The measure was, however, dropped.
Estales Reverting to the Crown.-On tbe 3let Dec. 1910 the Treasury bad balances in band amounting to £296,116 arising from estates falling to the Crown by reason of the owners dying intestate without known beirs, &c. of this sum, the Crown's share was £24,436. During the year £39,136 was received in respect of ninety-six such estates, and £10,502 was paid to successful claimants, or for grants out of estates. A similar return relating to Scotland shows that on the 31st Dec. 1910 the King's Remembrancer had a balanoe in hend of £48,114, of which the Crown's share was £25,552.
There are also very large sums in hand in other departments in respect of army and navy prize money, soldiers' unclaimed balances, wages and effects of deceased seamen, &c., but I venture to think that the foregoing jottings are sufficient to show the great need of an annual return giving full particulars of all unclaimed funds of £50 and upwards in Government departments. “Funds under £50—Dever likely to be claimed on acoount of the expense-could be utilised for ad vertising the return. There is little doubt that if such a list were published a great part of this dormant wealth would be claimed by the rightful owners.
SIDNEY H. PRESTON. 27, Chancery-lane, W.C., Sept. 12.
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 ar3 inserted unless the name and address of the writer are sent, not
necessarily for publication, but as a guarantee of bona fides.
Queries. 26. TRUSTEE ACT 1893.---In 1894 trustees by deed, “jn exercise of the power for this purpose conferred by the Conveyancing and Law of Property Act 1881, and of all other powers (if any) them hereupto onabling," appointed a new trustee. The sections relating to the appointment of trustees in the Act of 1881 having been repealed by he Act of 1893, is this a valid appointment of the new trustee ?
27. TENANTS IN COMMON-CONVEYANCE.-A. and B. take a lease of a plot of land as tenants in common. After building thereon they desire to vest a portion of the plot in B. subject to a portion of the ground rent reserved by the lease and to such of the covenants in the lease as applied to the portion of the plot to be vested in B. How can this best be effected ?
CORRESPONDENCE. This department being open to free discussion on all Professional topics, the
Editor does not bold bimself responsible for any opinions or statements contained in it. UNCLAIMED MONEY JOTTINGS: SESSION 1911. - During the past Parliamentary session the important subject of unclaimed funds bas again been referred to in the House of Commope, and several interes iog returns have been issued dealing with the matter. A short résumé of these returns may be interesting to your readers.
Funds in Chancery (England). --On the 31st March 1911 there was a sum of £1,932, 134 belonging to the suitors standing to their credit in the books of the Pay Office of the Supreme Court, and which the Consolidated Fund is liable to make good in the event of the owners making good their claims. It is stated that “prior to 1869 such money was invested in Government securities, and the interest was charged with the payment of the salaries and expenses of certain officers of the court. In 1869 these charges were made payable out of the appual votes of Parliament, and the Government securities, representing the cash-bouk debt to suitors, were transferred to the National Debt Commissioners and cancelled in 1870, the Consolidated Fund being thenceforward made liable for any claims arising in respect of the said debt to suitors." On the 28th Feb. 1910 the balances in court in cash and securities were no less than £49,612,275, but the proportion of the sum wb'ch may be classed as “ unolaimed” is not stated. There are also large gums in court in foreign currencies, and the Bank of England has the custody. on bebalf of the court, of numerous boxes containing securities. jewellery, plate, &o. The dumber of suitors' accounts is 36,961. It may be remembered that the Royal Court of Justice, which cost over £1,000,000, were built with part of the surplus interest of the suitors' funde.
Funds in Chancery (Ireland).-On the 30th Sept. 1910 there was a balance in court amounting to £5,400.438, of which a large part must consist of unclaimed money, as is shown by the fact that £251,244 has been appropriated towards building the courts of law in Dublin.
28. SoliciTOR--PROFESSIONAL ETIQUETTE.-A young solicitor (A.), about to start practice, has an offer from a friend (B.) that if A. will take an office in a specified part of London near B.'s place of business, B (abo is not a solicitor, but who can influence a coneidera ble amount of legal business) will guarantee A.'s office rent and working expenses, and will also put in his way such business as will yield A. at least £100 pet each year for two or three years—tbis, however, on terms that A. shall pay B. a sum equal to balf of all the profits made by A. above the £100 per appum. Is there any legal objection to such a bargain, seeing that indirectly it results in A. sharing part of his profits with a non-professional man ?
TALLILAY'S CONVEYANCING.---A concise Treatise on the Law and Practice of Conveyancing, together with the Solicitors' Remuneratio Act 1881, and General Order 1882, and the Land Transfer Acts 1875 and 1897, and the Rules and Orders thereon. Second Edition, price 189., 750 pages.-HORACE Cox, “Law Times" Office. Windsor House, Bream's-buildings, E.C.-[Apvr.)
will be opened at eleven and closed at three o'olock, except on Saturdays, when the offices will be opened at ton and closed at one o'olook.
JUDGE'S PAPERS POR USE IN COURT.-CHANOERY 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 Courta of Justice, 00 or before one o'olock, two days previous to the day on which the application to the judge is intended to be made : 1. Counsel's certificate of urgenoy 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 applioation. 3. Two copies of notice of motion. 4. Office copy affidavits in support, and also affida vits 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. Chancery Registrars' Office, Royal Courts of Justico,
Mr. JOHN HILL died on the 10th ingt. at 126, Soymour-place, Bryanston.square.
Mr. Hill was & frequent practitioner at the Marylebone Police and County Courte. Admitted as a solioitor in 1879, he practised first at Manohester, but for the last sixteen years in London. He had been engaged in several murder trials, including the Marylebone “ kettle tragedy."
Mr. ARTHUR JOHN WILLIAMS, of Plas Coedymwstwyr, near Bridgend, Glamorgan, died on Tuesday. Mr. Williams, who was seventy.eight years old, will be best remembered as the originator of the National Liberal Club, and as the Liberal mom ber for South Glamorgan from 1885 to 1895. He was called by the Inner Temple in 1867, and in his earlier life he praotised as a barrister. He was a justice of the peace and Deputy-Lieutenant of Glamorgan. His widow is a daughter of Mr. R. T. Crawshay, tho“ Iron King,” of Cyfarthfa Castle, Merthyr Tydvil, and there are two sons-Mr. Eliot Crawshay Williams, M.P. for Loicester, and Mr. Leslie Crawshay Williams.
EDMUND ROBERTSON, first Baron Locheo of Gowrie, who died on the 13th inst., was born in Scotland in Oot. 1845, being the eldest son of Edmund Robertson, of Kinnaird, in Perthshire. He was educated at St. Andrews and afterwards at Lincoln College, Oxford. He took a first olass in Classical Moderations in Michaelmas Torm 1868, and a first class in the Final Classical School in Trinity Term 1870. In 1870 be carried off the Vinerian Soholarship in Law, in 1871 he was called to the Bar by Lincoln'e-inn, and in 1872 he was eleoted to a Fellowship at Corpus Christi College. In early life he devoted himself to the study and practice of the law, ultimately becoming a K.C, and holding at various times a Professorship of Roman Law at University College, London, and a Readership in Law to the Counoil of Legal Education. He also served on occasions as examiner in the Sohool of Jurisprudence at Oxford.
Professional Partnerships Dissolved.
GAZETTE, SEPT. 8. HUISH, FRANCIS DARWIN, and ROBINSON, FRANCIS GEORGE, solicitors,
Ilkeston and Heanor. Sept. 2. F. D. Huish and F. G. Robinson will continue in practice at ļlkeston and Heanor on their own
account in the offices now occupied by them respectively. LIDIARD, JOHN; LIDIARD, HERBERT; and BAKER, ARCHIBALD HENRY,
solicitors, 7. Great James-st. Bedford-row, W.C., under style of Lidiard, Son, and Baker. Aug. 31. J. Lidiard and H. Lidiard will continue to carry on business at above address and A. H. Lidiard at 52, Gracechurch-st, E.C., and Brighton.
THE COURTS AND COURT PAPERS.
HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE.-LONG VACATION
NOTICE. DURING the Vacation up to and including Wednesday, the 11th Oot., all applications " which may require to be immediately or promptly heard” are to be made to the Hon. Mr. Justice Lush.
COURT BUSINESS. --The Hon. Mr. Justice Lush will, until further notice, sit in King's Bench Court IX., Royal Courts_of Justice, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in every week, oombenoing on Wednesday, the 6th Septo, 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 pa per 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 pa pers, relating to every application made to the Vacation judges (800 notice below 88 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'clook two days previous to the day on whioh the applioation is intended to be made.
When the cause clerk is not in attendance, they may be left at Room 136, under *oover, addressed to him, and marked outside Chancery Vacation pa pers, or they may be sent by post, but in either case so as to be received by the time aforesaid.
URGENT MATTERS WHEN JUDGD 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 Lotter: To the Registrar in Vacation, Chancery Registrars' Office, Royal Courts of Justice, London, W.C.” On applioations for injunotions, 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 CAAMBEB 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.
KING'S BENCZ CHAMBER BUSINESS.—The Hon. Mr. Justice Lush will, until further notice, sit for the disposal of King's Benoh business in Judges' Chambers at 11 a.m. on Tuesday and, if necessary, also on Thursday in every week, commenoing on Tuesday, the 12th Sept.
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 13th and 27th Sept., at the Principal Probato Registry, at 12.30. Decrees will be mado absolute on Wednesdays, the 6th, 20th, and 27th Sept. All papers for motions and for making degrees 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 Registrios
GAZETTE, Sept. 8.
High-st, Stratford, lime merchant. Sept. 4. ROBERTSON, ALEXANDER (trading as H. W. Robertson and Co.), Falcon.sq, manufacturer. Sept. 4.
To surrender at their respective District Courts. AUCOTT, THOMAS ERNEST, Worcester. butcher. Ct. Worcester. Sept. 2. ACOMB, LEWIS, Cawood, plumber. Ct. York. Sept. 6. BAILEY, WILLIAM CHARLES, Lichfield, market gardener. Ct. Walsall
Sept. 1. BROWN, JAMES WILLIAM, Camberley, laundry proprietor. Ct. Guildford
and Godalming. Sept. 5. BLACKHAM, MABEL FLORENCE (trading as the Seaside Confectionery Works),
Southport, late retail grocer. Čt. Liverpool. Sept. 5. BAKER, HENRY, Llanharan, collier. Ct. Cardiff. Sept. 4. Brown, WILLIAM EDWARD JOHN, Hea vitree, painter. Ct. Exeter.
Sept. 6. COPE, HAROLD, Nottingham, grocer. Ct. Nottingham. Sept. 4 Dixon, HENRÝ John, Southsea, baker. Ct. Portsmouth. Sept. 5. DAVIES, WILLIAM REES, Holyhead, public entertainer. Ct. Bangor.
Sept. 4. HARDIE, MARY, Barrow-in-Furness, fried fish dealer. Ct. Barrow-in.
Furness and Ulverston. Sept. 5. HOYLAND, WILLIAM, Sheffield, printer. Ct. Sheffield. Sept. 6. HANSELL, WILLIAM HENRY, Norwich, bootmaker. Ct. Norwich. Sept. 4. HUMPHRIES, GEORGE, Tipton, haulier. Ct. Dudley. Sept. 4. HEWITT, JOHN WILLIAM (trading as J. W. Berry), Mirfield, joiner. Ct.
Dewsbury. Sept. 5. JACKSON, FREDERICK EVANS (trading as the Specialist Company), Man.
chester, late cotton goods merchant. Ct. Manchester. Sept. 5. LLEWELLYN, GEORGI HENRY, Newport, solicitor. Ct. Newport, Mon.
Sept. 4. NEWTON, WILLIAM GRAHAM, Nottingham, lace manufacturer. Ct. Notting.
ham. Sept. 5. RUSSELL, HARRY SIDNEY (commonly known as Sid Russell), late Medina
rd, Seven Sisters-rd, bookmaker. Ct. Wandsworth. Sept. 5. READ, THOMAS, Hull, seedsman. Ct. York. Sept. 4. ROBINSON, SAMUEL, Stanion, butcher. Ct. Northampton. Sept. 6. Rees, JAMES Bowen, Barry, hay merchant. Ct. Cardiff. Sept. 4. SIMPSON, JOHN, Maryport, tobacconist. Ct. Cockermouth and Working
ton. Sept. 4. THOMAS, ELI ALBERT, Porthcawl, builder. Ct. Cardiff. Sept. 1. WILLIAMS, JOHN DANIEL, Pontypridd, late grocer. Ct. Pontypridd,
Ystradyfodwg, and Porth. Sept. 5. Amended notice substituted for that published in Gazette, Aug. 29. MILLAR, JAMES, and HIND, FRANK (trading as James Millar and Co.), East
Acton, plasterers. Ct. Brentford. Aug. 25. Amended notice substituted for that published in Gazette, Sept. 5. Goetz, W., Oxford-st. Ct. High Court. Sept. 1.
GAZETTE, SEPT. 12. To surrender at the High Court of Justice, in Banleruptcy. DARBY, WILLIAM HENRY D'ESTERRE, late Berkeley-st, Piccadilly. Sept. 6. DE EVINOFF, Count J., Aldwych, Strand. Sept. 9. P. J. GRONQVIST AND Co., Davies-st, Berkeley-sq, tailors. Sept. 9. HUBAND, CHARLES W., Tottenham Court-rd, advertising agent. Sept. 8. KER-SEYMER, V., late Dover-st. Westminster. Sept. 6. SUNNUCKS, STANLEY LLOYD, St. James'-pl, company promoter. Sept. 7. Willis, E. A., Oxford-st, music publisher. Sept. 7.
To surrender at their respective District Courts. ATKINS, HARRY SEWELL (trading as W. I. Atkins), Stoke Newington-rd,
jobmaster. Ct. Edmonton. Sept. 8. Brown, FLORENCE ELIZABETH, Bristol, grocer, spinster. Ct. Bristol
WILSON, JONN EDWARD, Leads, perambulator manufacturer. Ct. Leeds.
Sept. 7. Amended notice substituted for that published in Gazette, Aug. 29. ANTOINE, GUSTAVE GODCHAUD (described in the receiving order as Gustase
Antoine), London-wall. Ct. High Court. Aug. 21.
DALTON, EDGAR, West Malling, traveller. Ct. Maidstone. Sept. 7.
tobacco dealer. Ct. Norwich. Sept. 8.
proprietor. Ct. Chester. Sept. 7. JONES, PETER HENRY, Rhyl, restaurant keeper. Ct. Bangor. Sept. 8. LOCKNER, A. TAYLOR, Acton, bụilder. Ct. Brentford. Sept. 7. MOORES, DE LA HEY, Bristol, dentist. Ct. Bristol. Sept. 7. MACKINTOSH, JAMES WAUGH, Winchmore Hill, builder. Ct. Edmonton.
Sept. 8. PHIPPS, HERBERT, Shrivenham, licensed victualler. Ct. Swindon. Sept. 8. PASHLEY, ALBERT, Nottingham, wholesale tobacconist. Ct. Nottingham.
Sept. 7. RICHARDS, WILLIAM LITSON, Braunton, boarding-house keeper. Ct
Barnstaple. Sept. 7. RICE, RAMA: FREDERICK, Lowestoft, smack owner. Ct. Great Yarmouth.
Sept. 8. RICHMAN, WOLFE, Leeds, general dealer. Ct. Leeds. Sept. 6. SNOW, FRANCIS, Okehampton, dealer in poultry. Ct. Plymouth. Sept. 7. VILLIS, EDWARD, Bridgwater, timber haulier. Ct. Bridgwater. Sept. 8 WOOLER, HENRY K., Liscard. Ct, Birkenhead. Sept. 6.
RECEIVING ORDER RESCINDED.
GAZETTE, SEPT. 12. MURRAY. PERCY JAMES ALEXANDER, Blackdown, lieutenant in the army.
Ct. Guildford and Godalming. Sept. 6.
RECEIVING ORDER RESCINDED AND PETITION DISMISSED.
GAZETTE, SEPT. 12. JITINDRA, PRINCE OF Cooch BERAR, Porchester-gate, Bayswater. Ct. High
Court. Sept. 8.
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.
BIRTHS. DARLEY.-On the 31st ult., at 53, Upper Leeson-st, Dublin, the wife of
Cecil Hastings Darley, Barrister-at-law, of a son. HORTON-SMITH.On the 30th ult., at Corrie Beag, Connel Ferry, Argyll,
the wife of L. Graham H. Horton-Smith, of Lincoln's-inn, Barrister. at-law, of a daughter (Jean Alison Graham).
MARRIAGES. ATKINS–STURDY.-On the 5th inst., at All Saints', Branksome, Harry
Atkins, Barrister-at-law, to Violet, fourth daughter of Thomas Sturdy,
The Wick, Branksome Park, Bournemouth. BRAY-BROADWOOD.--On the 28th ult., at Vancouver, Gerard Bray,
youngest son of His Honour Judge Bray, to Evelyn Jones Broadwood, elder daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Broadwood, of Lyne, ·
Capel, Surrey. CHAMPERNOWNE-RASHLEIGH.-On the 31st ult., at the Parish Church,
Horton Kirby, Francis Gawayne Champernowne, Barrister-at-law, to Isabel Mary, eldest daughter of Mr. G. B. Rashleigh and the late
Lady Edith Rashleigh, of Horton Kirby. THORNELY-JOHNSTON.-On the 2nd inst., at Christ Church, Sidcup, P.
Wilfrid Thornely, M.A., LL.D., of the Inner Temple, Barrister-atlaw, to Dora H. Beech Johnston, youngest daughter of Lieut.. Colonel W. Beech Johnston, V.D., M.D.
DEATHS. DAVIS.-On the 29th ult., at Mumias, British East Africa Protectorate, at
the age of 28, Norman de Lancey Davis, B.A., Barrister-at-law. JACKSON.-On the 6th inst., at Tunbridge Wells, Herbert Innes Jackson,
of 66, Brunswick-pl, Brighton, late Registrar of the High Court of
Chancery, in his eightieth year. Stow.-On the 7th inst., at Ashludie, Monifieth, N.B., Montague Haslan
Stow, of 35, Lincoln's-inn-flds, aged 64.
ESTABLISHED IN 1890.
GAZETTE, SEPT. 8. ACOMB, LEWIS, Cawood, plumber. Ct. York. Sept. 6. BAILEY. WILLIAM CHARLES, Lichfield, market gardener. Ct. Walsall.
Sept. 1. BLACKHAM, MABEL FLORENCE (trading as the Seaside Confectionery Works),
Southport, late retail grocer. Čt. Liverpool. Sept. 5. BROWN, JAMES WILLIAM, Camberley, laundry proprietor. Ct. Guildford
and Godalming. Sept. 7. BROWN, WILLIAM EDWARD JOHN. Heavitree, painter. Ct. Exeter.
Sept. 6. BAKER, HENRY, Llanharan, collier. Ct. Cardiff. Sept. 4. COPE, HAROLD, Nottingham, grocer. Ct. Nottingham. Sept. 4. DAVIES, WILLIAM REES, Holyhead, public entertainer. Ct. Bangor.
Sept. 4. Dixon, HENRY JOAN, Southsea, baker. Ct. Portsmouth. Sept. 5. GOLDFELD, Max MAURICE (described in the receiving order as Max Gold
field). High-st, Kingsland, hairdresser. Ct. High Cout. Sept. 4. GOLDSELLER, JULIUS, Manchester, stockbroker. Ct. Manchester. Sept. 5. HADLEY, JOHN THOMAS, late Furnival-st, printer. Ct. High Court.
Sept. 4. HOYLAND, WILLIAM, Sheffield, printer. Ct. Sheffield. Sept. 6. HANSELL, WILLIAM HENRY, Norwich, bootmaker. Ct. Norwich. Sept. 4. HUMPHRIES, GEORGE, Tipton, haulier. Ct. Dudley. Sept. 4. HILL, FREDERICK, and WILSON, WILLIAM HENRY, Tottenham, builders.
Ct. Edmonton. Sept. 1. HEWITT, JOHN WILLIAM (trading as J. W. Berry), Mirfield, joiner. Ct.
Dewsbury. Sept. 5. HUTTON, J., Ilford, builder. Ct. Chelmsford. Sept. 5. HARDIE, MABY, , Barrow-in-Furness, fried fish dealer. Ct. Barrow-in
Furness and Ulverston. Sept. 5. LLEWELLYN, GEORGE HENRY, Newport, solicitor. Ct. Newport, Mon.
Sept. 6. LARMUTH, PERCIE CHURCHILL, Manchester, architect. Ct. Manchester.
Sept. 6. MYERS, ALFRED ABRAHAM, Cheapside, manufacturers' agent. Ct. High
Court. Sept. 4. NEWTON, WILLIAM GRAHAM, Nottingham, lace manufacturer. Ct. Notting.
ham. Sept. 5. PURVIS, ROBERT, North Shields, cycle agent. Ct. Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Sept. 5. ROBERTSON, ALEXANDER (trading as H. W. Robertson and Co.), Falcon-sq,
manufacturer. Ct. High Court. Sept. 4. RUSSELL, HARRY SIDNEY (commonly known as Sid Russell), late Medina
rd, Seven Sisters-rd, bookmaker. Ct. Wandsworth. Sept. 5. READ, THOMAS, Hull, seedsman. Ct. York. Sept. 4. ROBINSON, SAMUEL, Stanion, butcher. Ct. Northampton. Sept. 6. REES, JAMES BOWEN, Barry, hay merchant. Ct. Cardiff. Sept. 4. SIMPSON, JOHN, Maryport,' tobacconist. Ct. Cockermouth and Working
ton. Sept. 4. THOMAS, ELI ALBERT, Porthcawl, builder. Ct. Cardiff. Sept. 5. WILLIAMS, ARTHUR LLOYD, Aberystwyth, auctioneer. Ct. Aberystwyth.
Sept. 4. WILLIAMS, JOHN DANIEL, Pontypridd, late grocer. Ct. Pontypridd, Ystradyfodwg, and Porth. Sept. 5.
GAZETTE, SEPT. 12. ATKINS, HARRY SEWELL (trading as W. I. Atkins), Stoke Newington-rd,
jobmaster. Ct. Edmonton. Sept. 8. BROWN, FLORENCE ELIZABETH, Bristol, grocer, spinster. Ct. Bristol.
Sept. 8. CALEY, LOuis, late Hornsea, publican. Ct. Kingston-upon-Hull. Sept. 9. DARBY, WILLIAM HENRY D'ESTERRE, late Berkeley-st. Piccadilly. Ct
High_Court. Sept. 6. Dalton, EDGAR, West Malling, traveller. Ct. Maidstone. Sept. 7. EDWARDS. W. J.. late Conway-rd, Palmers Green, builder. Ct. High
Court. Sept. 9. EMANUEL, MARK (trading as M. Emanuel and Co.), Kennington Park-rd,
jeweller. Ct. High Court. Sept: 7 GOETZ, ISIDORE, Regent-st. Ct. High Court. Sept. 8. GOETZ, WILLIAM,
Oxford-st. Ct. High Court. Sept. 8. HAMLEY, CECIL 'FRANCIS OSBERTUS, Tokenhouse-bldgs. Ct. Figh Court.
Sept. 8. HYDE, WILLIAM HENRY HERBERT (described in the receiving order as
Howard and Co.), Huggin-la, manufacturers' agent. Ct. High Court.
Sept. 7. HUNTING, HAROLD EDWARD, Shirebrook, hatter. Ct. Nottingham Sept. 8. HALL, ROBERT, Forncett St. Peter, farmer. Ct. Norwich. Sept. 8 HUGHES, HERBERT WILLIAMS (trading as Herbert Hughes), Chester, car
proprietor. Ct. Chester. Sept. 7. JENKS, G. CLEMENT, late Coventry. Ct. High Court. Sept. 9. JONES, PETER HENRY, Rhyl, restaurant keeper. Ct. Bangor. Sept. 8. JACKSON, FREDERICK EVANS (trading as the Specialist Company). Man
chester, late cotton goods merchant. Ct. Manchester. Sept. 7. Moody, HERBERT BRYANT, and MITCHELL, EDGAR, Fulham-rd, stationers.
Ct. High Court. Sept. 8. PLANT, EMILY (late trading as the Royal Mantle Warehouse), late Man
chester, mantle dealer. Ct. Manchester. Sept. 8. PASHLEY, ALBERT, Nottingham, wholesale tobacconist. Ct. Nottingham.
Sept. 7. POTHECARY, HENRY HERBERT (trading as P. Pothecary), Mansfield, printer.
Ct. Nottingham.. Sept. 4. PHIPPS, HERBERT, Shrivenham, licensed rictualler. ('t. Swindon. Sept. 8. RICHMAN, WOLFE, Leeds, general dealer. Ct. Leeds. Sept. 6. RICE. Raman FREDERICK, Lowestoft, smack owner. Ct. Great Yarmouth.
Sopt. 8 Villis, EDWARD, Bridgwater, timber haulier. Ct. Bridgwater. Sept. 8.