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any tongue.

Then there was a poet whom he wonld advise them to be intimately acquainted


the with-he alluded to Young, the author of

Gazette, Feb. 9. Night Thoughts, for Young had clothed in poetry

ABBOTT, JOIX, merchant, Great Winchester-st; Feb. 26, at two thoughts and ideas which Bushnell had put in at the Guildhall tavern, Gresham-st. Sol., McDiarmid, Old

Jewry-chmbs prose, and there they would find that the object

AKERS, HENRY WILLIAM, hotel keeper, Stow-on-the-Wold; Feb. most worthy of pursuit was for man to know 23, at two, at the Unicorn hotel, Stow-on-the-Wold, Sol., Brookes

Stow-on-the-Wold himself.

ALLCOCK, WALTER, grocer, Birmingham; Feb. 21, at three, at tho Loud cheers followed the address, and the meet. Great Western hotel, Birmingham

APPLEGATE, DAVID, boot dealer, Warminster : Feb. 22, at one, ing separated.

at the Bath Arms hotel, Warminster. Sols., Dunn and Payne,


AVERY, JOHN, out of business, Liverpool; Feb. 28, at two, at office ARTICLED CLERKS SOCIETY.

of Gibeon and Bolland, South, Liverpool. Sol., Bartley,

Liverpool A MEETING of this society was held at Clemen Inn

BEYNETT, CHARLES STERNDALE, no occupation, Porchester-ter, Hall, on Wednesday the 14th Feb. 1871, Mr. E. Bayswater: Feb. 28, at twelve, at the Mitre hotel, High-st,

Oxford. Sols., Lawrance, Plews, and Co., Old Jewry.chmbs W. Dendy in the chair. M. Whale opened the BOXALL, JOnn, engineer, Horsham: Feb. 23, at one, at the subject for the evenings debate, viz : That the King's Head hotel, Horsham. Sol., Medwin, Horsham

BRADLEY, WILLIAM JANE», commercial traveller, Aston-juxtaright to sit in the House of Lords, should not be

Birmingham; Feb. 22, at three, at office of Sol., Maher, Birhereditary. The motion was lost by a majority mingham

BUBBINGS, Robert FRANCIS, beer housekeeper, Hull; Feb. 21, at of five. The “Davis Prize 1871,” was presented eleven, at office of Sol., Spurr, Hull to Mr. N. Hanhart, LL.B., the writer of the best BL'OKINGHAM, CHARLES WILLIAM, out of business, Sylvan-rd,

Essex; Feb. 16, at twelve, at office of F. W. Morphett, accountant, essay on "The Law Relating to the Property of

Moorgate-st. Sol., Payne, Finsbury-pavement Married Women.”

CHAFFER, ALFRED, smallware dealer, Barnsley; Feb. 28, at ten,

at office of Sol., Dibb, Barnsley
CHECKLEY, WILLIAM GREGORY, plumber, Warwick; Feb. 23, at

two, at the Woolpack hotel, WarwickSól., Snape

COBB, JOHN FRANCIS, builder, Newport; Feb. 21, at two, at the

Royal Victoria hotel, Newport. So... Henne

COLLIVER, THOMAS, quarry proprietor, Llanllechid: Feb. 22, at

two, at the Castle hotel, Bangor. sol. Foulkes. Bangor

Cox, JOHN Cox, law clerk, Bath; Feb. 13, at twelve, at the County The late Mr. John L. Ross Kettle, Court, Bath

CROSS, GILES, datryman, Dinton, near Salisbury; Feb. 19, at law, whose death at Guernsey was announced in

two, at the White Hurt hotel, Salisbury our last number, was formerly for some years DAVIDSOX, CHARLES, advertising agent Albany. rd. Camberwell;

Feb. 19, at two, at office of Sol., Darville, Finsbury pavement judge of the County Courts for Herefordshire.

DYBALL, EDWARD, jeweller, Barnet; Feb. 2, at two, at offices of His opinion was much respected and extensively Sol., Lewis, Cheapside

EDWARDS, MORGAS, butcher, Aberdare; Feb. 29, at eleven, at consulted in the world exterior to the profession,

office of Sols.. Rouser and Phillips, Aberdare and at the time of his decease he engaged to act EDWARDS, WILLIAM, innkeeper, Bromley; Feb. 19, at eleven, at

Office of Sols., Day and Ivens, Kidderminster as one of the judges of some essays on an abstruse

ELGAR, GEORGE FIEDERICK, farmer, Crockshaw, par Wingham; subject connected with political economy, sub- Feb. 24, at two, at Mr. Slater's rooms, High-st, Canterbury. Sol.,

Wilks, Alythe mitted for public competition for a prize offered

ELLIOTT, JOHx, fishmonger, Upper Whitecross-st, St. Luke's: by a gentleman of high standing in London.

Feb. 19, at three, at the George and Dragon tavern,,
Barbican. Sol., Hicks, Lansdown.ter,
ELLISON, RICHARD, flour dealer, Liverpool; March 1, at two, at

office of Sols., Toulinin, Carruthers, and Lawrence, Liverpool

FORREST, SAMUEL, builder, Liverpool; Feb.23, at three, at office

of Sols., Barrell and Rodway, Liverpool
GAMBRILL, THOMAS BOYs, miller, Petham; Feb. 27, at three, at

the Queen's Head, Canterbury
(N.B.-Announcements of promotions being in the nature GEEVES, HENRY, broker, Red Wandsworth; Feb. 21, at
of advertisements, are charged s. 6d, each, for which two, at 1, Bank-bldgs, Wandsworth, Sol., Jones, Love-la,
postage stamps should be inclosed.]

GEORGE, ROBERT, chain manufacturer, Worcester: Feb. 20, at

eleven, at offices of Sol., Corbett, Worcester
MR. NICHOLAS DONNITHORNE, solicitor, Fareham, GERICH, 15416, lodging house keeper, Melksham; Feb. 25, at

twelve, nt office of Sol., Rawlings, Melksham has been appointed clerk to the justices for the

GREY, FREDERICK, lamp maker, Biriningham; Feb. 16, at three, Fareham division of the county of Hants, and to at offices of Sol. Kennedy, Birmingham the Fareham petty sessional Bench. He has also

GREENSHIELDS, HENRY DAVID, chemist, Dalston: Feb. 20, nt

eleven, at the Hop und Malt Exchange, Borough. Sol., Arnold, becn appointed clerk to the commissioners of

Southwark exchange, Southwark. taxes and inhabited house duties, and clerk to the

GRIFFITHS, JOIS STAFF, vut of business, Fen.

19, at two, ut 12, Hatton-garden. Sol., Hope,, Lincoln's. Company of Proprietors of Bursledon-bridge and inn Roads, on the resignation of those appointments

HAJIBIDGE, GEORGE HENRY, boo: mannfacturer, Northampton;

Feb, 19, at twelve, at office of Sol., Pittman, Guildhall.chinos, by his late partner Mr. Thomas John Provis. Mr. Donnithorne is a commisioner for affidavits.

FELME, THOMAS, 11-h dealer, Preston ; Feb. 13, at eleven, at office

of Sols., Messrs. Turner, Preston Mr. Fegen of Lincoln’s-inn, has been appointed HOWLETT, Joux, greengrocer, Deptford ; Feb, 19. at twelve, at secretary to a committee named by Her Majesty's

Mr. Marshall's, 12, Hitton-garden. Sol., Hope,

HUNT, SAMUEL, poulterer, Ryde, Feb. 23, at half past ten, at Government to investigate certain of the American the Nelson hotel, Ryde, Isle of Wight. Sol., Joyce, Newport Claims.

INMAN, JOSEPH, bleacher, Scottoni Feb. 27, at one, at Office of

Sols., Hirst and Caper, Knaresborough
JACOBSON, LEWIS JACOB, out of business, Spring-st, Paddington :

March 1, at twelve, at office of B. Nicholson, Gresham-st. Sol.,

Montagu, Bucklersbury

JEFFERIES, EDMOND, statuary,, Notting-hill; Feb.

21, at two, at office of Sols., Tilley and Shenton,

JOXES, MORGAX, printer, Marylands-rd, Harrow-rd ; Feb. 26, at

three, at office of Sol., Wright, Bedford-row
Gazette, Feb. 2.

JORDAX, JOHN ISRAEL, baker, Tredegar-row, Bow, and,
JOXER, ALPRED, SMITH, and GROVE, attorneys and solicitors Poplar: Feb. 23, at three, at offices of Suls., Messrs. Young,
Queen-st. Dec. 23. (William Hornsby Smith and John Grove.;

KEXYOX, HARTLEY, chernist, Manchester; Feb. 20, at three, at

office of Sol., Sampson), Manchester

PRICE, JOUS ALFRED, plumber, Ealing ; Feb. 19, at three, at 9,

Lincoln's inn fields. Sol., Marshall
RICHARDS. JOHN, cigar importer, Liverpool; Feb. 23, at two, at

office of Sols., Duke and Gotfey. Liverpool
ROBERTSON, WILLIAM STEWART, draper, Twickenham ; Feb. 16,

at eleven, at office of Sol, Haigh, jun., King-st, Cheapside ROSE, JOHX, builder, \Ealing : Feb. 23, at twelve, at office of

Dubois, Gresham.bldge, Basinghall-st. Sol., Dubois, King-st,

SCHOLFIELD, AMOS, beerhouse keeper, Jamaica-rd, Bermondsey,

and Jamnica.level. Rothorithe; Feb. 2, at three, ut ottice of

Sols., lickin and Washington, Trinity-sq, Southwark
SKELTON, FREDERICK, tailor, St. John's-rd, Hoxon; Feb. 16, at

two, at office of Wills and Co., Gresham-bldgs, Basinghall-st.

Sol., Knight
STEPHENOX, ADAM, manufacturer, Nelson-in-Marsden, near

Burnley ; Feb. 2;, at half past four, at office of Sols., Boote and

Edur, Manchester
STEPHENSOX, THOMAS, manufacturer, Nelson-in-Marsden, near

Burnley; Feb. 23, at four, at offices of Sols., Boote and Edgar,

STIRK, JOHX, commission agent, Merton-rd, Wandsworth: Feb.
24, at two, nt 1, Bank-bldgs, Wandsworth. Sol., Jones, Love-la,

SYCKLEMORE, THOMAS, clothier, Tunbridge: Feb. 20, at twelve,

at office of B. Nicholson, Gresham el. Sol., Montagu, Bucklers.

SYSVET, JOHx, builder, Gun-rd, Battersea: Feb, 17, at twelve, at

at office of Sol., Condy, Christchurch, Battersen
TAYLOR, JOSIAH, grocer, Leeds; Feb. 22, at eleven, at office of

Sol., Pullan, Leeds
TEMPLEMAX, GEORGE JAMES, timber merchant's foreman,

Yeovil; Feb. 26, at eleven, at the Mermaid hotel, Yeovil. Sol.,

THOMAS, WILLIAM, wholesale grocer, Swansea: Feb, 21, at two,

at office of Barnard, Thomas, Tribe, and Co., accountants,

Bristol. Sol, Jones, Swansen
TOMLINSOX, BENJAMIN, gunlock manufacturer, Wednesbury;

Feb. 23, at eleven, at office of Sol, Slater, Darlaston
TUCKER, WILLIAM, brewer,, II yde-pk.-9. Three Colt.

St, Limehouse, and Minories; Feb. 24, at three, at the Masons'.

hall, Masons' avenue. Sol., Dobie, Basinghall-st WHALLEY, JOSHUA, manufacturer, Marsden, near Burnley: Feb.

23, at half past three, at office of Sols., Boote and Edgar, Man.

chester WHITTAKER, THOMAS, builder, Heanor; Feb. 28, at three, at

office of Sol., Heath. Derby
WOODIER, ROBERT, builder, Widner; Feb. 27, at two, at office of

Gibson and Bolland, accountants, Liverpool. Sols., Beasley and
WOOLLAX, BENJAMIN MINORS, accountant, Chenpside; Feb. 16,

at two, at the London Warehousemen's Association, Gutter-la.
Sol., Plunkett, Gutter la

Gazette, Feb, 13.
ABBOTT, MARY AVSE, schoolmistress, Frumlingham; Feb. 27, at

two, at othíce of Sol., Pollard, Ipswich
ALLES, JOSEPH, painter, Liverpool; Mar. 1, at three, at office of

Sol., Wilson, Liverpool
ASKEY, WILLIAM, DRYDEX, grocer, Durham ; Feb. 23, at eleven,

of Sol., Sulkeld, Durham
BIANCHI, FRANCIN, wholesale ironmonger. Birmingham: Feb. 23,

at twelve, at the Queen's hotel, Birmingham, Sol., Griffin, Birminghurn BRADBURY, JOSEPH HENRY. clothier, Weston super-Mare; Feb.

27, at three, at the White Lion hotel, Bristol BRESTBANTD, CHARLES, general dealer, Nottingham: March 1,

at two, at the Assembly Rooms, Low Puvement. Sols., Crunch

And Rowe
BREWSTER, WILLIAM, relieving officer, Hoddesdon: Feb. 28, at

eleven, at the Sallsbury Arms inn, Hoddesdon. Sal., Gisby BUTT, JAMES, ironmonger, Stroud ; March, at half past eleven,

at the Unicorn hotel, Worcester. Sol., Winterbotham. Stroud CALVERT, JOSEPH, commercial traveller, Yarın; Feb, 26, at eleven, at office of Sols., Fawcett, Garbutt, und Fawcett,

Stockton-on Tees
CAMBELL, WILLIAJ, no business, Leeds: Feb. 21, at three, at

the Trevellvan hotel, Manchester. Sol., Hope, King's.rd,

CARMICHAEL JAMES DODDINGTOX, colon 1 in her Majesty's

army, Waterloo; Feb. 2, at two, at office of Sols., Linklater,

Hekwood, Addison, and Browli, Walbrook
CARTER, CHARLES, und CARTER, JAREZ, iron girder makers,

Darlaston: Feb. , t eleven, nt office of Sol., Slater, Darlastoa
CLARBROUGH, JAMES, coal vent, Sheffield; Feb. 27, at two, at

office of Sl.Twylor', Sheffield COLEY, JAMEX, h sier, Wolverhampton; March 2, at tsrelve, at

ottices of sol., Barrow, Wolverhuinpton CORSELL, EDWARDS JANES FRACH, urocer, Cretingham; Fob.

27, at ihree, at ottice of Sol, Hill, Ipswich DICKINSON, HEYNY, farmer, Deumond, near St. Alban's ; Feb. 23

at three, at office of Sol., Annesley, St. Albin's DORMER, WILLIAM HESRY, assistant relieving officer, Bandon.

rd, Bethnal-green : March 6, at two, at office of Sul., Hutson,

Upper, Finsbury
DUNY, JOHN licensed vierualler, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Peb. 29,

at two, at offices of Sols., J. G. and J. E. Joti, Nencastle-upon-
ECOB, JUSTINIAN, innkeeper, Huddersfield; Feb. 24, at ten, at

office of Sol., Sykex, Huddersfield
FRANKISH, THOMAS, hop merchant, High-st, Sonthwark, and

Kingston upon. Hull; March 3, at two, at the Guidhall Tavern,

King-et, Cheapside. Solo., Plews and Irvine, Mark-la GARDNER, WILLIAM, seedsman, Cannock; Feb, 26, at three, at

and STEPHESSOX, ADAN, manufacturers, Nelson-in-Mareden, Gazette, Feb. 9.

near Burnley; Feb. 23, at eleven, at offices of Sols., Boote and

Edgar, Mar.chester
To surrender at the Bankrupts' Court, Basinghall-street. LAWRENCE, JOHx, victualler, Stafford; Feb. 22, at three, at office
APRIAT, MOSES, merchant, now out of England. Pet. Feb. 7. Reg. of Sol, Rowlands, Birmingham
Pepys. Sols. Messrs. Liudo, King's Arms-yd. Sur. Feb. 20

LEWIS, HENRY, gold refiner, Long-la, Smithfield; Feb. 19, at
FITZHAURICE, THOMAS, auctioneer, Moorgate-st, and Coleman.

three, at the Guildhall Coffee-house, Sols., G. and kt. Pet. Feb. 6. Reg. Roche, Sol. Scott, South-sg, Gray's-inn.

A. Lindo, King's Arms-yd, Sur. Feb. N

LEWIS, RICHARD, and PREECE, ALFRED, painters, Wolverhamp. STEWART, WILLIAM HEYRY, barrister-at-law, Oakley sq. Pet. ton; Feb. 36, at three, at office of Sol., Stratton, Wolverhampton Jan. %. Reg. Roche. Sol. Vearsey, Old Jewry. Sur. Feb. 22

LOVE, Joux, draper, Kingston; Feb. 19, at two, at office of Sol.,

Haigh, jun., King-st, Cheapside
To surrender in the Country.

LUCKINGS, JOHX, publican, Lewes: Feb, 28, at half past twelve,
BECK, PHILIP, machinist, Framingham Earl. Pet. Feb. 7. Reg. at the Brewer's Arms, Lewes. Sol, Holman, Lewes
Polmer. Sur. Feb. 2:

MACARTY, WILLIAM, jun., wholesale confectioner, Pendleton;
BURGENS, Silas, millwright, Lewes. Pet. Feb. 7. Reg. Blaker. Feb, 22, at three, at office of Sol., Hardy, Manchester
Sur. Feb. 20

MACE, THOMAS KIMP, hatter, Birmingham; Feb. 21, at twelve, at
COPPISGER, CHARLES, tailor, Lewes. Pet. Feb. 5. Reg. Blaker. office of Sol., Griffin, Birmingham
Sur. Feb. 21

MASHAM, SAMUEL, jeweller, Leeds; Feb. 22, at three, at oftice of
CROSBY, WILLIAM. victualler, Leicester. Pet. Feb. 7. Reg. Sol., Ferns, Leeds
Ingram. Sur. Feb.

MASSERS, JESSE, farmer, Mile Elm, near Calne: Feb. 36, at
LAVINGTON, GEORGE RIDER, hotel keeper, Great Witley. Pet. twelve, at the White Hart inn, Calne. Sol., Wilton, Bath
leh. 3. Reg. Crisp. Sur. Feb. 20

MANSFIELD), DANIEL, and BOOTH, ALBERT JOHN RAVENSHEAR, SKELTON, WILLIAM, commission agent. Leamington Priors. Pet. builders, London-rd, Buckingham ; Feb, 23, at ten, at the Swau Feb... Reg. Campbell. Sur. Feb. 2+

and Castle hotel, Buckingham. Sols., Messrs. Kilby, Banbury. TORNER, GEORGE, black synith, Sutton Scotney. Pet. Feb. 5. MATTHEWS, RICHARD ROBERT, watch maker, Bishop's Castle; Bex. Thoradike. Sur, Feb. 22

Feb. 29, at two, at Church Stretton hotel, Church Stretton. Sol.,
WRIGHT, THOMAS, tailor, York. Pet. Feb. G. Reg. Perkins. Walker, Church Stretton
Sur. Feb. 20

MCCARTHY, JAMES, sawyer in Chatham Dockyard, Manor-st,
Gazette, Feb. 13.

Brompton: Mar. 3, at three, at office of Sol., Stephenson, New.

rd, Chatham Po surrender at the Bankrupis' Court, Basinghall-street. MILLICAX, JAMES, victualler, Maryport: Feb. 20, at one, at office BENSITT, JOSEPH BOURNE, gentleman, Powis.sq, Bayswater.

of Sols, Hayton and Simpson, Cockermouth Pet. Feb. 10. Reg. Roche. Sur. Feb. »

MILTOX, HENRY, And MILTON, JOSEPH, anchorsmiths, Grange BORTOS, SARAH GOUNDRY, widow, Edinbargh. Pet. Feb. 8.

and Givingham; Feb. 26, at three, at office of Sol., Prall, Reg. Roche. Sur. Feb. )

EDWARDS, FREDERICK STUART, merchant, Crown-wharf, Lower MITCHELL, WILLIAM, farmer, Brandon: Feb. 19, at hall-past
Sharwell. Pet. Feb. 8. Rex. Pepys. Sur. March 3

three, at the Guildhall coffee house, City. Sol., Wilkin, King's
MARAH, JOHN MONE%, stockbroker, Inns of Court Hotel, and Lynn, and Furnival's.inn, Holborn
Throgmorton.chmbs, Throgmorton-st.

Pet. Feb. 8. Reg.

MOODY, THOMAS HUGGAYS, grocer, Sonthea; Feb. 23, at twelve, Pepys. Sur, Maren 3

At office of Smith,, Cheapside. Sol., King, Portseu MUN RO, LEWIS, Lime Tree-villas, Dulwich. Pet. Feb. 3. Reg.

MOORE, WALTER, merchant, Bradford : Feb. 19, at eleven at office Pepy. Sur. Murch 5

of Sols., Terry and Robinson, Bradford QUINTOX, GEORGE HARRIS, France. Pet. Feb. 8. Reg. Pepyk.

MUTTEEX, JOSEPH HOLTEN, draper, Plymouth; Feb. 2, at Sar, March 5

twelve, at office of Sols, Messrs. Edmonds, Plymouth WOMBWELL, FREDERICK, Bryanston-st, Bryanston-sq. Pet.

NICHOLSON, JOHN STUART, out of employ, Inkerman-ter, Ken. Feb, 10. Reg. Roche. Sur. Feb. 23

sington; Feb. 16, at three, at office of Sol., Howell, Cheapside

NORBURY, GEORGE, grocer, Marple : Feb. 21, at twelve, at the
To surrender in the Country.

Vernon Arms, Stockport. Sol., Hand, Macclesfield
BARTLE, WILLIAM, stuff merchant, Bradford. Pet. Feb.9. Reg. NOWELL, THOMAS, and COATES, JOHs, tailors, Bristol; Feb. 20,
binson. Sur. Feb, 27

at twelve, at office of Messrs. Parsons, accountants, Bristol.
BIKERSTETU, FREDERICK LANGDALE, insurance broker, New. Sols, Benson and Elletson, Bristol
Catle upon Tyne. Pet. Feb. 10. Reg. Mortimer. Sur. Feb. 27 PEARSOX, THOMAS JEXXETT, linen draper, Gorleston; Feb. 26,
CLARKE, GEORGE EDMUXD, innkeeper, High Hoylund. Pet. at twelve, at office of Sol., Palmer, Great Yarmouth
Feb. & Reg. Bory. Sur. Feb. 29

PETROE, ALFRED EDWARD, engineer, Oxford-st; Feb. 22, at two,
MAYARLANE, SARAH, hotel keeper, Usk. Pet. Feb. 9. Reg. at office of Sol., Lewin, Southampton St, Strand
Roberta. Sur. Feb. 33

PHELAN, JOHN, egy dealer, Bristol; Feb. 19, at twelve. At office of
SHEPLEY, JAVIES, licensed victnaller, Mottram-In-Longdendale. Collins, jun., accountant, Bristol. Sols., Benson and Elletson,
Pet. Web. 3. Reg. Hall. Sur, Feb. 999


offices or Sol., Ebsworth, Wednesbury GIBBS, WILLIAM, chee-emonger, New North-rd, and Nile-st,

Hoxton: Feb. 2, at three, at office of Sols., Messrs. Pearce,
GILDER, FRANCIS, Clarendon rd. Notting hill: Feb. 26, at two,

at office of Sol., Barker, St. Michael's House, St. Michael's-alley

GOLDTHORP. WILLIAM, cabinet maker, Wakefield; Feb. 28, at

two, t ottice of Sols.. Harrison and Smith, Wakefield
GRIMES, JAMES. jun., bullder, Kirkdale, neur Liverpool; Mar. I,

at two, at office of Sul, Cooper, Liverpool Gross, HEXRY GLEXY, and FOX, GEORGE EDWARD, shoe manu.

facturers, Northampton; Feb. 23, at half-past two, at office of
Sol., Becke, Noitingham
HALL, WALTER farmer's miller, Gayton: Feb. 28, at twelve, at

office of Sols., Coulter and Beloe, King's Lynn
HEARSE, WILLIAM, wholesale tea dealer, Tavistock ; March 1, at

eleven, at office of Elworthy, Curtis, and Dawe, Plymouth. Sol,

Dawe, Plymouth
HILL, RICHARD, general shop keeper, Heywood; Feb. 24, at

eleven, at offices of Sol., Orton, Manchester
HINTOX, ATKINS. jun., grocer, Tipton; Feb. , at twelve, at the

Queen's hotel, Birmingham. Sol., Baker, Birmingham

ALFRED, Clayton, manufacturing chemists; Feb. 20, at ten,
ut oftice of Soi., Gant, Bradford
HODONOX, JOHN BASSETT, tailor,, Whitechapel, and
Sandgate: Feb. 20, at eleven, at office of Sol., Dobson, Quality-

ct, Chancery-la
HOPKINS, WILLIAM GRAFTOX, grocer, Kidderminster; Feb. 28,
at the Atheneum Rooins, Temple-row, Birmingham. Sol.,
Priur, Kidderminster
HORSE, ALFRED, grocer, Spa-rd, Bermondsey ; Feb. 23, at twelve,

at oftice of Sol., Geaussent, New Broad-st HORNSEY, HENRY, jun., draper, Leeds; Feb. 26, at two, at office

of Sols., Rooke and Midgley, Leeds HUMPHREYS, THOMAS, tailor, Hastings; Feb. 26, at twelve, at

office of Lawrance, Plews, Boyer, and Baker, solicitors, Old

Jewry.chmbe, Cheapside. Sol., Laugham, Hastings
HUNT, ARTHUR JOHA, wine merchant, Camberwell-rd, Lambeth;

Feb. 29, at four, at office of Sol., Osborn, Clifford's inn, Fleet-st

chants, High-st, Stratford, and High-st, Bow; Feb. 21, at two, at office of Messrs. Foreman and Cooper, accountants, Gresham.

st. Sol., Holmes, Fenchurch-st INGRAM, SAMUEL, provision dealer, Balsall Heath ; Feb. 36, at

eleven, at offices of Sol., Allen, Birminghan JEFFERIES, THOMAS CHARLES, oil merchant, Kidderminster;

March 1, at twelve, at offices of Sol., Prior, Kiderminster JEFFERSON, JOHx, farmer, Pickering Carr; Feb. 21, at two, at

ottice of Sol., Parkinson, Pickering
JONES, ALFRED CHARLES, schoolmaster, Finsbury-park College,

Seven Sisters.rd: Feb. 28, at three, at ottice of Sol., Tindale,
Queen-st, Cheapside
JONES, HENRY WILLIAM, dealer in glass, Wardour-at,;

Feb. 16, at eleven, at 17, King-st, Cheapside. Sol., Crump
JONES, ILEX, grocer, Rhosymedre, near Ruabon; Feb. 24, at

twelve, at the Lion hotel, Wrexham. Sol., Jones, Wrexham JONES, Johx, farmer, Tunyfoel and Bronyfoel, par. Llanfachroth

Feb. 27, at eleven, at ottice of sol., Pugh, Dolgeliy

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JOY. ALEXANDER, HENRY, baker, Lancing: Pet. 29, at three, at PARTRIDGE AND COOPER otrice Sol., , Brixhion


ton: Feb. 36, at three, at offices of S., Stratton, Wolverhampt» WHOLESALE & RETAIL STATIONERS,
MOKESYA, PETER, grocer's assistant, Wigan; Feb. 9, ai three,
at office of Sol., France, Wigan

MILES, WILLIAN, jun., And MILES, THOMAS, carriers. Kingston
on Thames: Th. 21, at twelve, at office of Sols., Wilkiuson and

Carriage paid to the Country on Orders erceeding 20s. Howlett. Kingston on Thames

HE GREAT REMEDY of the day is MITCHELL, THOMAR, boot maker, Carliff: Feb. 27, at two, at office Draft PAPER, 48. 62., 68., 78., 75. W., and 99. per ream.

Dr. J. COLLIS BROWNE'S CHLORODYXE. or Barnard and Co. Carditr Sol, Grillith, Carslit

BRIEF PAPER, 1:58. 60., 178. od., and 2:35. 61, per ream. NUNX, PHILIP GOW LETT, gentleman, Cavershamn-rd, Kentish. FOOL CAP PAPER, 105, 6., 13s. 60., and 189. od. per ream.

A few doses will cure all incipient cases. Caution --Thani. town; Feb., at three, at office of Sols., Lewis, Munns, and CREAM LAID Nore, 35., is., and 58. per ream.

traordinary inedical reports on the efficacy of Chlorodne Longilen, old Jewry LARGE CREAM LAID NOTE, 4s., os., and is. per ream.

renders it of vital importance that the public should obtain ORMOND, HENRY, farmer, Enville; Feb. 20, at eleven, at the LARGE Blue YOTE, s., 1x, and os. per ream.

the tenaine, whica is now sold under the protection of Stewpuney Ina, Stourton, near Stuurbridg. Sul., Prices, Stou: bridge ENVELOPES, CREAM OR BLUE, If, Gel, and 6s. Cd., per 1000.

Government, authorisiny a stamp bedring the words "D:.J.

Collis Browne's Chlorodyne," withont which rone is genuire. OSBORNE, DINAH, and FULFORD, ALFRED RENDLE, bakers, TI - TEMPLE" ENVELOPE, extra secure, 9.0d. per 1000.

See decision of Vice-Chancellor Sir W. Page Wow, the Bristol, Feb. 22, at two, at office of Suls., Abbot and Leonard, FoolSCAP OFFICIAL ENVELOPES, Is. 64. per l'0.

Timex, July 16, 1861. From Lori Francis Conyngham, Mennt Bristol

Tue New " VELLUM WOVE CLUB-HOUSE” Note, 9s. Cd. per PAGE, JAMES, provision denler, Ellsson; Feb. 24, at eleven, at

Charles, Donegal, ulih December 1:05:- Lord Tracis

ream. Office of Sol., Fellowe, Bilston

Conyntham, who this time last year bought some of Dr. J. PARDOE, JOHN, shopkeeper, Oldbury; Feb. 28, at eleven, at office

We should direct particular attention to their New Club- Collis Browne's Chlorodyne from Mr. Davenpor., and has of Sol., Shakespeare, Olibury

house Paper: in our opiniou it is the very best paper we ever found it a most wonderful medicine, will be Flad to have PARKER, WILLIAM, builder, Eccleshall; March 5, at two, at the wrote upon."--London Mirror.

half a dozen bottles sont at once to the above adetes." Railway Inn, Chebsey, Sols., Pobinson aud Dempster, Ecales.

Sold in bottles, 19.1/d.. 2s. d., and is. od., by all chemists hall

Sole manufacturer, J. T. DAVENPORT, 33, Great Russell. PICKERING, WILLIAM JOIN, coal merchant, Yew Barnet : Feb. INDENTURE SKIxs, Printed and Machine-ruled, to hold twenty street, London, W.C. 2, at two, at 14, Southampton-st, Bloomsbury. Sols., Routh and or thirty folios, is, sd, and is 94. per skin, os. per dozen. Stacey

Seconds or FOLLOWERS, Ruled 18. d. cach, 178. per dozen. PICKERSSILL, SAMUEL, baker, Rowley Regis; Feb. 20, E: eleven,

RECORDS or MEMORIALS, 6d. each, ús. per dozen. at ofice of Sol, Shake Deure, hibur RANSON, JORN, licensed victualler ; Epsom Feb. 23, at two, at office of Sol., Apps, Soth-9, Gonn LEDGERS, DAY-BOOKS, CASH-BOOKS, LETTER Or MINUTE-BOOKS

LAMPLOUGH'S REES, JOHN, and REES, EVAX, Watchmakers, Machynleth, Feb.

An immense stock in various bindings. 24, at one, at the Crown hotel, Shrewsbury. Sol., Willianis, New. ILLUSTRATED PRICE-LIST of Inkstands, Postage Scales,

PYRETIC SALINE SANDERS, GEORGE JOLLEY, goda water manufacturer, North

Copying Presses. Writing Cases, Despatch Boxes, Oak and ampton; Feb. 25, at eleven, as office of Sol., Jetfery, Northamp- Walnut Stationery Cabinets, and other useful articles ton

adapted to Library or Office, post free. SAXFORD, JOHX, photographic dealer, Red Lion-eq, and Willis.

By Vitalising and Invigorating the Blood has peculiar and rd, Kentish-town: Feb. 0x, ut twelve, ut office of Sol., Smith, Great James., Bosford - row

INSTITUTION FOR remarkable properties in Healache, Sea or Bilious Sickrve, SELWYN, CONGREVE, clerk in orders, Welshampton: Feb. 23,

preventing and curing Small Pox, Hay, Scarlet, and other at twelve, at the George hotel, Shrewsbury, Sol., Blackburne, MEADOWS.-Patients attended at 217, Gray's-inn-rond,

Fevers. It is adinitteil by all users to forin the most trece Ellesinere King's-cross, on Mondays and Thursdays, and at l', Mitre

able, portable, vitalising Summer Beverage. Sold by most SHARMAX, THOMAS, butcher, Saint Veot'e: Feb. 26, at n quarterstreet, Aldate, on Wednesday and Friday mornings at ten,

chemists, and the Maker. past threc, at the Cross Keys hotel, Saint Neot's. Sol., Conquest, Bedfordi evenings from six till nine. Average number of cases under

H. LAMPLOUGH, 113, Holborn-hill, London, SHERRIFF, JAMES, shaft manufacturer, Hovingham; Feb, 26, at

treatinent 1000) weekly.-THOMAS ROBINSOX, Hon. Sec. two, at the Crowii hotel, Malton. Sol., Spurr, Scarborough SKAFTE, NEILS L'ETER HANSEN, timber merchant, Kinanton


COLD FEET. upon Hull; Feb. , at twelve, at office of Sols., Messrs. Rollit,

--BILIOUSNESS and DYSPEPSIA. There is no Kingston upon Hull

THERMOPODION, or organ in the human body so liable to cierancement as the SMITH, Joux, grocer, Bridgwater; Feb. 27, at twelve, at office of Sols., Reed und Cook. Bridgwater

portable FOOT WARNER.-Sufferers from coldness

liver-food, fatigue, ciimate, and anxiety all disorder its

action and render its secretions--the bile-more or lers de. SMITH, WILLIA31, Outfitter, Scarborough ; Peb, 19, at twelve, at of the extremities or languid circulation should test this

praved, superabundant, or scanty. The first symptoids the Station hotel, York. Sols., Drawbridge and Rowntree, neat and improved article for imparting heat, surpassing the

should receive attention. A jain in the side or the top of Scarborough

antique water bottle, inasmuch as a uniforin leat for an SPALL, DANIEL, gas fitter, Brill-row, Saint Pancras, and Green. indefinite period can be retained at an infinitesiinal cost.

the shoulder, a harsh cough, and difficulty of breathinx, are st,; Feb. 27, at three, at se, Green-st, Bethnal.

signs of liver disease which are removed without delay by Especially valuable for railway travelling, the carriage, or green, Sol., Hicks, Coleman-st study. Light, portable, and ornamental.-To be obtained of

friction with Holloway's inestimable Ointment. The Pas STEAD, EMMA HARDMAN, shopkeeper, Leeds, Feb. 23, at eleven, all leading Furnishing Warehouser, Drapers, Chemists, in

should be taken without delay. For all diseases of this vztal at office of Sols. Pullan, Leeds SWANX, SAMUEL, upholsterer, Nottingham; March 6, at ten, at imitation sealskin, Price 218.

organ, the action of these conjoined remedies is a sucife,

by checking the over-supply of bile, regulating its secretion, office of Sol., Acton, Nottingham

Sole Manufacturers, SPENCE and CO., 6, Leather-lane, E.C. and giving nervous tone. SYCKELNOORE, JAMES, tailor, Tunbridge; Feb, 26, at three, at

office of Mr. Benjamin Nicholson, Sol., Montagu, Bucklersbury

Just published, in demy 8vo. (pp. xxxii., 787), cloth, price 25s., TALBOT, ELIZA, lodging-house keeper, Dover ; Feb. 28, at four, at

office of Sol., Minter, Dover TAYLOR, GEORGE, builder, Bishopsgate-rd, Bromley: Feb. 26, at

T H E three, at 7, Wilmington.sq, Clerkenwell. Sol., Lewis THIPTON, SIMEON ROBINSON, grocer, Penge; Feb. 27, at two,

RELATING TO at office of Broad, Pritchard, and Wiltshire, Poultry. Sols.,

Carter and Bell, Leadenhall.
THINKETTLE, MARGARET, fishmonger, Sheernees; Feb. 23, at

one, at office of Sol., Copland, Sheerness

Edgbaston; Feb. 24, at twelre, at offices of Sol., Jaques, Bir. mingham

EMBRACING VIPOND, RICHAND ROBINSOx, laceman, Manchester; Feb. 29, at

three, at office of Sol., Walmsley, Manchester WELLER, ANX. provision dealer, Brierly hill; Feb. 23, at two, at

the Acorn hotel, Birmingham. Sol., Clulow, Brierley-hill WILLETTS, CHARLES, forgeman, Sutton Coldfield; Feb. 26, at THE LAW RELATING TO NEWSPAPERS, THE LAW RELATING TO CONTRACTS

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BETWEEN AUTHORS, PUBLISHERS, PRINTERS, &c., twelve, at othce of Sols., Carter and Bell, Leadenhallest WOLSO, NATHANIEL, farmer, Burgh; Fen. 23, at three, at office

AND of Mr. Moulton, Woodbridge. sol., Welton WOOD, HENRY HALL, milliner, Newcastle upon Tyne; Feb, 28, at


. two, at cffice of Sol., Bousfield, Newcastle-on-TyH0 WOOD, THOMA*, drnper, Wakeficld: Feb. 27, at three, at offices of Messrs. Fernandes and Gill, Cros2.59, Wakefield

WITH WRIGHT, CHARLES, retailer of beer, Harrow; Feb. 27, at two, at office of Sol., Marshall,



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park, the wife of George Woodford Lawrance, of Lincoln's-inn,

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One of the several remarkable theories concerning judicial appointments propounded by the present Government, is that to which, according to Lord 'HATHERLEY, the County Court Bench is indebted for the acquisition of Mr. BEALES. That learned Judge was deprived of a revising barristership by Chief Justice ERLE, on the ground that, by active political agitation, he had disqualified himself for the office, which is one, of course, intimately connected with political matters. Deeming him an injured man, Lord HATHERLEY makes him a County Court Judge. This is the ostensible reason for an appointment which at the time we condemned most emphatically, disregarding altogether the question of personal merit; but we confess we should not be inclined to go into other motives which may have influenced the Government. We now simply desire to record our most energetic protest against County Court Judgeships being used as crumbs of comfort for hardly used barristers.

Topics of the Week.

303 The Debates on the Appointment of Sir Robert Collier


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An important point as to foreign securities has been decided by Vice-Chancellor Milixs in Holmes' Claim. This was a claim to prove against the Marseilles Extension Railway and Land Company in respect of unstamped debentures or obligations of rather à peculiar form. Each debenture was given under the hands of two directors and the company's seal, and commenced :-“ This obligation is redeemable at the sum of £30, the payment of which is guaranteed out of the produce of the sale of the company's land.” They purported to be redeemable by annual drawings, and had coupons for interest attached, but were not made payable to anyone, or to order, or bearer. After a good deal of discussion as to what they should be considered, the VICE-CHANCELLOR held that they should be treated as promissory notes, and could not be put in evidence without being stamped. The effect of this decision is that debentures similar to those issued by the Marseilles Company are not, for stamping, purposes,

foreign securities,” but come under the category of bills of exchange or promissory notes drawn or made out of the kingdom, and must have the proper adhesive stamp affixed before being presented, negotiated, or paid in this country, in accordance with sect. 51 of the Stamp Act 1870.


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VOL. LII.-No. 1508.

Tue case of the Imperial Anglo-German Bank decided a few days since, throws much light on a moot point--the extent to which the formation of a company must be carried before it becomes subject to the Winding-up Acts. The bank had been formed for the pur. pose of carrying on business in North Germany and England, with a principal place of business at Berlin and a joint German and English directory. The prospectus stated that it was proposed to obtain the incorporation of the company under the law of the North German Confederation, that before this could be done a certain proportion of the capital should be paid up, but that in case the company was not incorporated the money paid upon shares would be returned in full to the subscribers. The provisional directors took offices in London and incurred debts, but did not

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succeed in getting the company incorporated in Germany. In accordance with the terms of the prospectus they were about to return the money paid on the shares subscribed for, when a petition was presented by a creditor and an order made to wind-up the company by Vice-Chancellor Malins. This order, however, was discharged by the LORD JUSTICES on appeal; the grounds of the decision were that under the circumstances the company had never come into existence at all. It had been intended that it should have been incorporated under the law of the North German Confederation, but this had not been done, and as the scheme had simply fallen through, there was no company to wind-up. As the petition was against the company the LORDS JUSTICES did not feel it necessary to consider whether the provisional directors could be treated as an unregistered company; but Lord Justice JAMES intimated that he always doubted whether provisional directors could be made jointly liable for debts contracted in forming a company. This case goes just sufficiently far to make it a matter of great regret that it does not go a little further. It settles that a company must be actually formed before it can be wound-up; but it leaves the liability of provisional dire tors to be wound-up under sect. 199 of the Companies Act 1862, still very doubtful-indeed, more doubtful than ever by reason of the oviter dictuin of the Lord Justice JAMES.

should be accompanied by a declaration proving its examination with the register. The expense occasioned to the public by this refusal of the Bank to recognise an Act of Parliament passed thirty years ago may be estimated from the evidence furnished by the Bank in this suit. The principal clerk in the register office at the Bank states that the number of deaths prored at the Bank upon accounts of stock by means of burial extracts is on an average about 3000 annually. As the additional costs of the declaration required by the Bank to verify the burial extract, involving, as it does in many cases a long journey to the place of burial, does not fall below an average sum of two guineas in each case, it follows that this requirement of the Bank has cost the public upwards of £180,000 since the Act was passed which rendered it unnecessary. Moreover, if the Court of Chancery allows its funds to be tranferred on the production of burial extracts without any other evidence than that of identity, it seems absurd that any further safeguard should be required by the Bank. Notwithstanding these arguments VICE-CHANCELLOR WICKENS did not feel himself at liberty to compel the Bank to alter its practice, and accordingly dismissed the bill with costs. The Vice-CHANCELLOR, indeed, expressed a wish that the practice of the Bank could be assimilated to that of the Court of Chancery, but would not interfere to produce this result. We shall be anxious to see if this decision will be upheld in case of an appeal.

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A case before the LORDS JUSTICES, reported in another part of our paper, incidentally raises a very important question which deserves public attention. Ev parte Luckes, we Wood, was an appeal from Sir James Bacon, the Chief Judge in Bankruptcy, with respect to what constitutes an act of bankruptcy. The County Court Judge at Hereford, it seems, had held that a non-trader who conveyed the bulk of his estate to a crcditor for an antecedent debt thereby committed an act of bankruptcy. On appeal the CHIEF JUDGE ruled that the County Court Judge was wrong, and animadverted strongly upon the conduct of the trustee, but for what reason does not appear, unless it was for resisting the appeal. The Lords JUSTICES, on the case being bronght before them, in most emphatic terms, held the CHIEF JUDGE to be wrong, and, without expressing any direct opinion as to the trustee, said, their judgment being throughout in his favour, he required no further justification for the course he had pursued. What a comment upon the censure of the Chief JUDGE! A trustee in bankruptcy acts under a committee of inspection, and when they direct him to take the opinion of a higher court he has no alternative. In a recent case of Ex parte Bolland, re Laurie, the learned CHEF JUDGE held that, although the trustee was perfectly justified in appealing from the court below, as it had not given any decision upon the merits of the question, yet if it should turn out upon the case being further investigated that the trustee was wrong, he should not allow him a penny of costs out of the estate. We would venture to ask what right a court of appeal has to hold out such a threat to a suitor whom it admits was justified in appealing? Creditors, as a rule, are not fond of dissipating in litigation their chance of a dividend, and much less are trustees auxious to diminish their chance of remuneration by squandering the estate amongst lawyers, and it may therefore be safely taken that the CHEF JUDGE would not be troubled with appeals unless there was some good and sufficient ground. Assuming the threat of the CHEF JUDGE were put into effect, there is nothing so simple for the creditors as to pass a resolution that the costs shall be paid out of the estate. They can do as they like with their own property, and with great respect to the CHEF JUDGE we think his order as to costs under such circumstances would be so much waste paper. It is to be regretted that the primary court of appeal in bankruptcy should orerlook tho fact that there is a final appeal, that the antiquated notions of the law of bankruptcy, which prevailed some fifty years ago, no longer exist, and that in its zeal to cut down the costs of bankruptcy proceedings, it may be the innocent medium of obstructing the channels of justice.


DURING the last session of Parliament two Bills were introduced for the purpose of amending the law with regard to the registration of Parliamentary voters in counties and boroughs, and which threatened to put an end to the existing method of appointing rerising barristers, and to change the system of paying such as should, had the Bills become law, thereafter be appointed. The law of registration doubtless is capable of improvement, but we have hitherto doubted and do still doubt the prudence of effecting any change in the manner of appointing revising barristers. With a few exceptions, the appointments hitherto have been so fair as to pass unquestioned; and we should long ago have heard of it had the men appointed failed in doing their work efficiently. The proposals contained in the Bills alluded to were looked upon with disfavour by the whole Profession--not so much because the remuneration was likely to be interfered with, as that the mode of appointing them was not so equitable as the present method. The statute which now regulates the appointment, duties, and remune. ration of revising barristers is the 6 Vict. c. 18, whereby it is enacted that the Lord Chef Justice of the Court of Queen's Bench shall, in July or August in every year, appoint so many barristers (who must be of three years' standing) as he shall deem necessary to revise the list of voters for that year for the county of Middlesex, the city of London, the city of Westminster, and the several boroughs in the county of Middlesex; and that the senior Judge for the time being in the commission of assize for every other county shall, during the summer circuit, appoint so many barristers as he shall deem necessary to revise the lists of voters of every such county, and for the several cities and boroughs in every such county : provided, however, except under circumstances of actnal necessity when additional appointments may be made, that the number on cach circuit must not exceed the maximum number in the said Act contained. The remuneration is fixed at :200 guineas a year for every revising barrister, except the aulditional barristers above ailuded to, whose remuneration is fixed at five guineas per day, and three guineas per day towards expenses, but in all not to exceeil 200 guineas. The changes proposed by the two Bills to which we have already referred were to this effect. The Court of Common Pleas was appointed the Superior Court of revision. That court was empowered to appoint such number of barristers as it should, with the consent of the Commissioners of the Treasury, determine to hold local courts of revision in such manner as the court may direct. Such appointments were to be made in March in each year, and were to hold good for one year. Revising barristers. were to be paid out of the Consolidated Fund upon the completion of the revision, such remuneration and expenses as the Commissioners of the Treasury mary from time to time allor. No barrister under seven years standing was to be eligible for such appointment. There was the same disqualification on account of being a member of arliament, or holding an office or place of profit under the Crown, as was contained in the 6 Vict. c. 18.; but the temporary disqualification from acting as a revising barrister, after having been a Parliamentary candidate, was extended to two years instead of a year and a half. Considering that the existing mode of appointing and remunerating revising barristers has worked so satisfactorily for so many years, it did not seem to us at the time that any alteration or modification was necessary. It is therefore with pleasure that we observe in Mr. VERNON HARCOURT's measure, now submitted to the House, an excision of the objectionable provi, sions of last year's Bills. It is better that the patronage should be extended to all the Judges than that it should be restricted to one court; while, as to leaving the question of remuneration to the Treasury, recent experience is a sufficient ground for suggesting that thereby the efficiency of revision would be sacrificed to what is falsely called economy:


The suit of Prosspr. The Governor om Company of the Bank of Englund, before VICE-CHANCELLOR Wickers on the 19th inst., was instituted for the purpose of compelling the Bank authorities to recognise the provisions of the Act 5 & 6 Vict. c. 99, which they have hitherto declined to do. That Act provides that extracts froin parish registers, verified by the proper person, to whose custody the original register is entrusted, shall require no further verification, but shall be admissible in evidence in any court of justice. Before this Act was passed the practice of the ACCOUNTANT-GENERAL in Chancery and the Bank of England agreed. Both required as evidence of the death of a stockholder, first, a burial certificate; secondly, an affidavit or (in the case of the Bank) a statutory declaration, proving the examination of the burial certificate with the original register; thirdly, an affidavit or declaration of identity. But since the passing of the Act 5 & 6 Vict. c. 99, the Court of Chancery has admitted burial and other certificates without any further verification than the signature of the rector, curate, or other person entrusted with the custody of the register. On the other hand, the Bank of England has refused to depart from its former practice, and still requires in each case where a death is proved in respect of a joint account, that the burial certificate



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and over again, as the honourable gentleman suggested, I should SIR ROBERT COLLIER.

not stand here to defend it;" and again, in reference to a remark The appointment of Sir ROBERT COLLER as paid member of the

previously made with regard to the Indian qualification, he said, Judicial Committee of the Privy Council has at last been fairly

* I think it would have been improper, though it might have been brought before Parliament. It has been thoroughly discussed in

legal, to appoint to the Judicial Committee any person who was both Houses, and both have declined to pass a formal vote of

not really and truly such an Indian chief judge as to be in that censure on the Government for the mode in which that appoint

respect a fit representative on the Judicial Committee of the Indian

Judicature." But really to a lawyer, at least, it is hardly necessary ment was made. We trust, however, the Government will not look merely to the numerical result of the divisions, but will

to do more than state the first proposition in order to show its

pay some attention to the views expressed, and the arguments used in

absurdity. The Act obviously provides, if its limitations are the course of the debates, and endeavour in that way to gather the

to be more than a mere nullity, that the person selected for real sense and feeling of Parliament with regard to the course

the Judicial Committee shall be when the selection is made, they have pursued.

a Judge, or ex-Judge, not that he may be made a Judge after To us the general results of the debate appear satisfactory, for

he has been selected to become a member of the Judicial Comthey show that we still have very many able public men, who will

mittee. As to the second proposition it has really nothing to do neither sanction nor tolerate an evasion of the law by any

with the matter. Sir R. COLLIER may morally and intellectually be Government, whatever its party may be; but, on the other

the fittest man in the world to put in the Judicial Committee, but hand, it is by no

he certainly was not legally fitted for it, unless when selected for reassuring to find the PRIME MINISTER and the LORD CHANCELLOR, after several months of cool

the appointment he had bona fide the qualification required by the reflection, after hearing the most invincible arguments against

Act. As to the views of Mr. GLADSTONE, who seems to have been their view of the construction of the Act of Parliament, come for

the prime mover in the whole affair, we have some difficulty in ward and continue to maintain that view by arguments that show

understanding what his precise construction of the Act is. One a sort of incapacity on their part to understand the distinction

part of his speech almost conveys the impression that he reads between an evasion of, and a full compliance with, the provisions

the qualification required by the Act not as literally meaning that of an Act of Parliament. It is a remarkable fact that neither of

the appointment should only be given to a Judge or ex-Judge but the present law officers of the Crown approve of the construction

as a sort of figurative way of saying that the person appointed put upon the Act, for we may fairly presume that if they did they

should be of a certain standard of fitness and capacity, and would have come forward and said so, and the Government

upon this view of the Act it would not have been necessary to failed to obtain the support of any lawyer of repute

pass Sin ROBERT COLLIER through the Common Pleas at all, before in either house except Sir ROUNDELL PALMER, who made

installing him on the Judicial Committee. From the speech, as a speech for them that was a model of forensic ingenuity,

a whole, we regret to gather, notwithstanding some fine flourishes and a perfect epitome of all the fallacies known to logicians, but

in it, that Mr. GLADSTONE is much more concerned about having notwithstanding all this, neither Mr. GLADSTONE nor the LORD

raised a storm in the House, than having evaded the plain meaning CHANCELLOR said a word that could be construed to mean that they

of an Act of Parliament, and we still more regret the tone in would not pursue exactly the same course as before if the thing

which he, as well as the LORD CHANCELLOR, alludes to the Judges. had to be done over again.

MR. DENMAN said in the course of the debate, and we think truly, Now, what was the charge made against the Government, and

that there was a desire to do something to render our courts less what was their defence to that charge? In the last session of

independent, to place them on a lower basis, to prevent them Parliament an Act (34 & 35 Vict. c. 91) was passed, enabling the

being able to stand between the Crown and the subject, between Government to appoint four persons, qualified as in the Act men

the Government of the day, or a popular majority in the tioned, to be paid members of the Judicial Committee of the Privy

House of Commons, and the rights of the individual subject, Council, and it enacts that “ Any persons appointed to act under

and that there was a disposition on the part of persons now high the provisions of this Act as members of the said Judicial

in authority to destroy some of the securities which we possessed Committee must be specially qualified as follows, that is to say,

for the independence and high character of our courts of justice.” must at the date of their appointment be or have been judges

These remarks we think were fully justified by much that was said of one of Her Majesty's Superior Courts at Westminster, or a

on Monday night, and by what fell from the LORD CHANCELLOR on the Chief Justice of the High Court of Judicature at Fort William in

previous Thursday, when the extraordinary avowal was made that Bengal, or Madras, or Bombay, or of the late Supreme Court of

a gentleman had been made a County Court Judge in order that Judicature at Fort William in Bengal.” In order to carry out

" he should be restored to competence.” If these are the printhis Act the Lord CHANCELLOR offered the appointments under

ciples upon which judicial appointments are to be made, and if it successively to four of the Common Law Judges, but without

Judges are to be attacked with sneers and insults whenever they success, except in the case of Sir MONTAGUE Smitu. Mr. Glad

lack subservience to the Government of the day, we fear there. STONE then interposed, and, according to the LORD CHANCELLOR'S

is a gloomy future before the bench of England. And we venture statement, prevented him from offering the appointment to any

to predict that regard for the law will not long survive the decay, other of the Judges. Simultaneously with this it was found that

if it once sets in, of that feeling of honour and respect in which Sir Robert Collier would be happy to accept the appointment,

those who administer it have hitherto been held. and it was determined by Mr. GLADSTONE and the LORD CHANCELLOR that he should have it. The slight difficulty presentezl itself that he was not within the words of the Act, but this was soon got over. There happened to be a vacancy on the

TRADE USAGES VERSUS LAW. bench of the Common Pleas. Sir ROBERT COLLIER, pro formei A REMARKABLE illustration of the difficulty experienced in estabwas made a Judge without the slightest intention on his part, or lishing the legal validity of a commercial usage is afforded by the on the part of those who appointed him, that he should continue course of litigation in the case of Mollett v. Robinson, which came one, and accordingly after a few days' quarantine on the bench of before the Court of Exchequer Chamber for judgment on the 12th the Common Pleas, he was quietly moved into the tranquil haven inst., on appeal from the Common Pleas. This case in the court of the Judicial Committee, where he has finally come to anchor. below is reported 23 L. T. Rep. N. S. 185. The question involved The charge against the Gorernment was, that this proceeding was is shortly this, viz., whether a broker purchasing for his client in an evasion of the Act, that it was an infringement of the plain the London tallow market is bound to make a separate contract meaning the Act bore in common sense and in relation to its with the seller for the precise quantity required by each client, or subject matter, and further that an indignity had been cast whether he may obtain the quantity as best he can in the market, upon the judicial office by making it a mere colourable qualifica | making such contracts as he finds convenient for the purpose, tion to save the letter of an Act of Parliament. The answer to setting off his purchases against his sales, and purchasing only so these grave charges, so far as they were answered at all, is to be much as may be necessary to fulfil the orders of the purchasers. found in the speeches of Mr. GLADSTONE, the LORD CHANCELLOR, The ground of the defence in Mollett v. Robinson really was, that and Sir ROUNDELL PALMER, and we have every wish to do the plaintiff, whom the defendant had employed as a broker to buy, justice to their arguments and views. The propositions on which had no principal, but was himself the vendor of the tallow for the nonthe arguments of Sir R. PALMER and the Lord CHANCELLOR were acceptance of which the action was brought. This the plaintiff's based, as far as we can understand them, were two. First, that counsel admitted, but relied on the fact that the tallow tendered the Act does not specify any definite period of judicial experience, was obtained by the plaintiff bona fide, according to the recognised therefore the Act is satisfied by appointing a person who has the usage of the market, and without any profit to the broker beyond name or status of a Judge when the appointment is made, when- his commission. The Court of Common Pleas was equally divided, erer or however that name may have been bestowed ; secondly, Chief Justice Bovill and Mr. Justice Smith holding that the usage that Sir R. Collier was a fit and proper person to be made was valid, and Mr.Justice Willes and Mr. Justice Keating that it was a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas and there. not, the result being that the plaintiff, who had obtained a verdict fore there could be no objection to give bim that Judgeship subject to a rule nisi, afterwards granted for setting aside the as a qualification for the Judicial Committee. With regard to the same, retained his verdict. The case in error left the matter prefirst of these propositions its advocates evidently shrunk from cisely in statu quo, for there the court was also equally divided, the the consequences it would lead to, and Sir R. PALuer abandoned juniors, Baron Cleasby, Mr. Justice Hannen, and Mr. Justice his whole position in two several parts of his speech when he ob. Mellor deciding that the custom was not, and the seniors, Mr. sorred, “ now if this thing were done wantonly, malic'ously, or Justice Blackburn, Baron Channell, and Chief Baron Kelly that it without a lonie fide view to serve the public, or if it we.. lone over was,


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