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ham; he married, in 1870, Frances, daughter of the Rev. William Birkett, rector of Haseley, Oxon.


THE late Robert Cox, Esq., of Edinburgh, writer to the signet, who died suddenly on the 3rd Feb., in the sixty-second year of his age, was the third son of the late Robert Cox, Esq., of Gorgie Mills, in the county of Edinburgh, by Ann, daughter of George Combe, Esq., of Edinburgh. He was born at Gorgie, in the year 1810, and was educated at the High School and University of Edinburgh, to the latter of which he bequeathed 5000l. It was in the office of his grandfather, Mr. George Combe, while that distinguished author still pursued his original profession in Edinburgh, that Mr. Cox received the training which, along with attendance at the usual law classes, qualified him to pass as a writer to the signet forty years ago. He likewise attended the classes of general science at Edinburgh University, and studied anatomy under Dr. Robert Knox. This training, kept up by subsequent reading, well qualified him in later years for superintending, in conjunction with his late brother, Dr. Abran Cox, of Kingston, and with one of his surviving brothers, Sir James Cox, a Commissioner of Lunacy for Scotland, the revisal of re-issues of Dr. Combe's popular physiological works and those of Mr. George Combe's books, in which the structure of the brain and the theory of the nervous system are specially considered. Being, in a pecuniary point of view, sufficiently independent for his tastes and aims, he shrank from the general business of his profession, merely limiting it to that which family or friendly connections pressed upon him. When about twenty-five years of age, he accepted the secretaryship of a literary institution at Liverpool, but after a year or two he returned to Edinburgh, to resume his limited practice in business. Not long after his return he was induced to undertake the compilation of the index to the seventh edition of "The Encyclopædia Britannica." and at this time he was also engaged in the editorship of the Phrenological Journal, to the papers of which he contributed many original pages and reviews. In 1853 he published a volume entitled "Sabbath Laws and Sabbath Duties," the substance of which had originally appeared in the form of a pamphlet, entitled "A Plea for Sunday Trains," which he had addressed to the Directors of the Edinburgh and Glasgow railway, on their refusal to continue the passenger traffic in connection with their Sunday trains. This work was followed up by several others, bearing upon the Sabbath question, among which were "The Whole Doctrine of Calvin about the Sabbath and Lord's Day," ""What is Sabbath Breaking ?" and "The Literature of the Sabbath Question" (2 vols). A thoroughly competent authority-the late Dr. Robert Lee-described this last named work as "incomparably the most complete history of the Sabbath controversy that ever has been written." To Chambers's Encyclopædia' he contributed the chief portion of the article 'Sabbath," and also several other articles on topics with which he was familiar.

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W. HUGHES, ESQ. THE late Walter Hughes, Esq., solicitor, who had practised in the City of London for nearly fifty years, and whose death occurred on the 13th Feb., at his residence, Southwood House, Highgate, after an illness of two days, in the sixty-ninth year of his age, was the youngest of the six sons of the late Richard Hughes, Esq., the well-known Conveyancer, of Lincoln's-inn, by Sally, daughter of the late Samuel Remnant, Esq. He was born in the year 1803, admitted a solicitor in Trinity Term 1824, and was appointed a London Commissioner for administering oaths in Chancery, &c., in 1859. The deceased gentleman was associated with the late John Masterman, Esq., M.P., Thomas Kearsey, Esq., and other gentlemen, in the foundation of the City Club. He was a governor of Christ's Hospital and of numerous similar institutions. He married in 1832, Emma, second daughter of the late William Pell Rew, Esq., of Finchley, by whom he has left a daughter and three sons. His eldest son has succeeded to his father's business, the second is in the church, and the third at the Equity Bar. We may add that of the late Mr. Hughes's brothers, two were at the equity and two at the Common Law Bar. The remains of the deceased gentleman were interred in Highgate Cemetery.

W. B. ROSE, ESQ. THE late William Barber Rose, Esq., barrister. at-law, who died from an attack of rheumatic fever, at his residence in Howick-place, Westminster, on the 16th Feb., in the twenty-seventh year of his age, was the second son of Philip Rose, Esq., of Rayners, near High Wycombe, Bucks, and of Cromwell-road, South Kensington, one of the principal partners in the firm of Baxter, Rose, Norton, and Co., of Victoria-street, West minster. His mother was Margaret, daughter of

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Robert Ranking, Esq., and he was born on the 8th August 1845. He was educated at Harrow, and shortly after leaving school he proceeded to Australia; but after a short residence in that colony he returned to England and entered at Lincoln'sinn, whence he migrated to the Inner Temple, and was called to the Bar in 1870. Mr. Rose was possessed of much ability and a natural fund of ready wit and humour, and he showed every promise of success and distinction as an advocate at the Common Law Bar, to which the support and influence of his father's firm would have materially contributed. During his short career at the Bar he had already been engaged as junior counsel in some of the more prominent cases of the day, and the high eulogium recently passed upon his character by Lord Chief Justice Bovill, the Attorney-General, and Mr. Serjeant Ballantine, in the course of the celebrated Tichborne trial, will be fresh in the recollection of our readers. The deceased gentleman held the valuable appointment of Secretary to the Foreign and Colonial Government Trust. He was much beloved for his kind and genial disposition, and few who are thus early taken could be more deeply missed or lamented by a large circle of relations and friends. The deceased leaves a widow, to whom he had been been married only six months. His remains were interred in the family vault in St. Margaret's church, at Tyler's-green, near High Wycombe, in the presence of a large number of friends and relatives.

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To surrender at the Bankrupts' Court, Basinghall-street. BERKELEY, GEORGE LENNOX RAWDON, no occupation, out of England. Pet. March 8, Reg. Spring-Rice. Sur. April 11 HILL, JAMES CROUCHER, and KENNARD, JAMES SPICER, cork merchants, Cable-st, St. George's East. Pet. March 8. Reg. Du ray. Sur. March 26 MORRIS, FREDERICK, general merchant, Mark-la. Pet. March & Reg. Murray. Sur. March 25

To surrender in the Country.

Watson. Sur. March 25

Pet. March 7. Reg

AVERY, JOHN, out of business, Liverpool.
HMFRAY, CHARLES GOULD MORGAN, gentleman, Caerleon, near
HUMBERSTONE, JAMES, draper, Codnor.

Liverpool. Pet. March 7. Reg. Watson. Sur. March 25

Newport. Pet. March 6. Reg. Roberts. Sur. March 26 Pet. March 8. Reg. Weller. Sur. March 28 IRVINE, CHALES STUART, corn dealer, Bradford. Pet. March 5. Reg. Robinson. Sur. April 5 KELLY, HANNAH, draper, Harrogate. Pet. March 5. Reg. Perkins. Sur. March 2 Pet. March 8. Reg. Chauntler. Sur. March 27 SILK, WILLIAM SETTERFIELD, engineer, Minster. Pet. March 8. Reg. Callaway. Sur. March 26 SMITH, ROBERT, heald manufacturer, Burnley. Pet. March 7. Reg. Hartley. Sur. March 28

THE late Patrick Shaw, Esq., advocate, of EdinP. SHAW, ESQ. burgh, who died at his residence, 36, Charlottesquare, in that city, on the 12th Feb., in the 76th year of his age, was the fourth son of the late Charles Shaw, Esq.. of Ayr, writer to the signet, by Barbara, only child of the late John Wright, Esq. He was born at Ayr, on the 18th June, 1796, and was called to the Scotch Bar in 1819. In 1821 he commenced, in conjunction with Mr. James Ballantine, and afterwards with Mr. Alexander Dunlop, those Court of Session Reports SIDES, THOMAS, fishmonger, Birmingham. which have been so long and so successfully continued, and of which the acknowledged merit and signal success was in a great measure due to him; and in three years afterwards he commenced the Reports of Decisions in the House of Lords, WILLIAMS, STANLEY, cloth a,eni, Manchester. Pet. March 7. beginning with 1821, and in this he was afterwards assisted by Mr. Wilson and Mr. McLean. "It would," says the Scotsman, "be very difficult to estimate the value to the Legal Profession of Mr. Shaw's services as a reporter in these departments, and not less valuable has been his Digests of Decisions, a work in constant and available use." A thoroughly educated and most industrious and well-furnished lawyer himself,


WHELDRAKE, WILLIAM SIMPSON, innkeeper, Howden. Pet.
March 7. Reg. Phillips. Sur. March 26
Reg. Kay. Sur. March 28

Gazette, March 5.

LUNN, ALFRED, machine fitter, Almondbury. March 30, 189
REYNOLDS, ALFRED, auctioneer, Boston. Jan. 9, 1872

Gazette, March 8. FABRIS, FRANCIS WILLIAM, no occupation, Maida-vale. July 4, 1871

Liquidations by Arrangement.

Gazette, March 9.

5, Rutland-st, Swansea

BAYLISS, ROBERT, tailor, Burford; March 22, at two, at the Bull hotel, Burford

BEERS, GEORGE, Nastone; March 18, at three, at H. and A. Cowdell, 10, Soresby-st, Chesterfield. Sol., Cowdell BENHAM, JOHN BENJAMIN, baker, Reading, March 23, at eleven at 3, Forbury, Reading. Sel., Rising BLACKWOOD, ADAM, boiler inaker, Hartlepool; March 22, at twelve, at office of Suls., Dobing and Simpson, Hartlepool

was peculiarly qualified for the duties in which he engaged, and his close connection and personal frendship with his brother-inlaw, Professor George J. Bell, tended to enlarge BATCHELAR, WILLIAM, agent, Swansea; March 18, at eleven, at and mature his views, and to endow him with special qualifications for legal authorship. In 1839 he was appointed to the office of Precentor of Signatures, and in 1847 he was made sheriff of Chancery for Scotland, and until he was compelled by failing health to retire from the post, he discharged the duties with ability, industry, and success. The political opinions of Mr. Shaw were those of a steady constitutional Whig. and on all questions and occasions he supported the Liberal cause. He married, in 1860, Susannah, daughter of the late William Fullarton, Esq., of BULL, EDWARD JOHN, den er in bedding. Halifax; March 22, at Skeldon, Ayrshire. His remains were interred in the Western Cemetery, Edinburgh.

J. YONGE, ESQ. THE late John Yonge, Esq., solicitor, of 151, Strand, who died at Canonbury, Islington, on the 10th Feb., in the sixty-eighth year of his age, was the fifth son of Mr. George Yonge, of the Strand, come time watch and clock maker to the Admiralty. He was born in the Strand in the year 1804, and was admitted a solicitor in 1839. He was appointed in 1849 vestry clerk of the parish of St. Mary-le-Strand, and in 1856 he was made vestry clerk of the Precinct of the Savoy. Mr. Yonge married in 1837 Eleanor Mary, the daughter of Nathaniel Atcheson, Esq.,, of Duke-street, Westminster, by whom he has left one son. The remains of the deceased gentleman were interred in Highgate Cemetery.

PROMOTIONS & APPOINTMENTS. [N.B.-Announcements of promotions being in the nature of advertisements, are charged 2s. 6d. cach, for which postage stamps should be inclosed.]

MR. SAMUEL HADFIELD, of Manchester, in the county of Lancaster, and of Bowdon, in the county of Chester, solicitor, has been appointed to be a Perpetual Commissioner for taking the Acknow ledginents of Deeds by Married Women in and for the county of Chester, as well as in and for the county of Lancaster.

BRAE, JAMES ALLEN, mechanical engineer, the Poplars. Elm-,

Camoen-town; March 18, at one, at office of Sol., Shea, King William--t

BRAND, JOHN, miller, Billinghay; March 21, at eleven, at office of Sol., Snow, Sleaford

BROKENSHIR, JOHN, commercial traveller, the Terrace, Hamp ton-wick; March 21, at twelve, at office of Sois., Wilkinson and Howlett, Bedford st, Covent-garden

three, at office of Sol., Rhodes, Halitax CAMPBELL, WILLIAM, out of business, Leeds; March 23, at three, at the Trevelyan hotel, Manchester CONDER, JOHN, innkeeper, Southport; March 22, at three, at office of Sois., Welsby and Hill, Southport CONNELL, JOHN, innkeeper, High Ackworth; March 21, at twelve, at the Green Dragon hotel, Pontefract. Sol, Barratt, Wakefield CORBETT CHARLES WILLIAM, boiler composition manufacturer, Birminghain; March 22, at eleven, at office of Sol., Duke, Birmingham

Cox, JOHS, carver, New Kent rd; March 15, at three, at the DARNEY, LOUIS, and PRIOR, THOMAS GEORGE, pianoforte

Round Table hotel. St. Martin's-et. Sol., Willis, St. Martin's-et manufacturers, New-inn-yd, Tottenham-et-rd; March 23, at two, at office of Sol, Williams, Alfred-pl, Bedford-sq DEGGE, JOSEPH, and STOCKDALE, FRANK, agricultural imple ment dealers, Liverp ol; March 15, at two, at office of Süls, Fowler and Carruthers, Liverpool

DGBY, EDWARD JOBS, and PEARSE, ARTHUR, linen drapers,

Chester; March 18, at twelve, at office of J. Crowther and Co. accountants, Bath-chimbs, Manchester. Sol., Taylor

DOLING, SAMUEL, baker, Elson, in Alverstoke: March 19, at four, DRAIN, WILLIAM, fruiterer, Hayle; March 20, at two, at office of

at office of Sol., King, Portsea

Sol, Trevena, Truro


EASLA, WILLIAM, farmer, Stanton; March 22, at two, at the
Angel hotel, Bury St. Edmund's. Sol., Walpole, Bury Sant
EDMONDS. JAMES DARLEY, cheesemonger, Roman-rd, Old-rd;
March 23, at three, at office of Sol, Spiller, South-pl, Finsbury
ELLISON, JOHN WILLIAM, commission agente Crown-st, Cheap
side; March 18, at twelve, ut office of Sois., Reed and Love,
Guildhall-chmbs, Basinghall-st

FEAR, FRANK, fish merchant, Aberystwith; March 17, at eleven,
at office of sol., Atwood, Aberystwith
FOOTER, HENRY, builder, Guildford; March 20, at two, at office of
D. M. Stevens, Guildford

FOY, MICHAEL JOSEPH, bootmaker, Leominster; March Nat
three, at the White Hart hotel, Leicester.
Sol, Andrew's, Leo-
FROST, JOHN STANTON, fish merchant, King's Lynn; March 2
at eleven, at office of Lovewell Blake, Hall-quay, Yarmouth.
Sol., Seppings, jun., King's Lynn
GAMBLE, HENRY CUTCLIFFE, printer, Spurstowe rd, Hackney;
March 19, at one, at office of Sol, Shen, King Wildam st
GILBERTSON, FRANCIS, farmer, North Driffield, in Skipwith:
March 12, at three, at the Gerge hotel, serby, 8.1, Gant
GREENWOOD, WILLIAM, late journey man dyer, Bowling, in Brad-
ford; March 20, at two, at cince of Su., Haric, bradioru

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HAM, SEPTIMUS THOMAS, watchmaker, Farnborough; March 19, at two, at offices of Sol., Philp, Pancras-la, Queen-st HEATHCOTE, THOMAS, police constable, Ecclesfield; March 15, at three, at office of Sol.. Roberts, Sheffield

HINCKS, JOHN CHARLES HAWKESFORD, attorney, Willenhall; March 20, at twelve, at office of Sol, Griffin, Birmingham IRONS, WILLIAM, linen draper, King's Lyn; March 20, at twelve, at office of Sols., Messrs. Nurse, King's Lynn JOHNSON, JOHN, commercial traveller, Sale; March 11, at two, at the Brunswick hotel, Piccadilly. Sol., Mair, Macclesfield KIRKPATRICK. FRANCIS, hosier, Wolverhampton; March 23, at twelve, at offices of Sol., Barrow, Wolverhampton

LODER, JOHN, ironmonger, Burnley and Leeds; March 27, at three, at the Pack Horse hotel, SheHeld. Sol, Noweil, Burnley LOVE, JOHN, draper, Kingston; March 18, at eleven, at office of Sol., Haigh, jun., King st, Cheapside

MACLEOD, NORMAN, general draper, Birmingham; March 20, at three, at offices of Sol., Jaque, Birmingham

MACQUAY, PETER, and HORNE, ALFRED, fender makers, Birmingham: March 15, at twelve, as offices of Sol., Griffin, Birmingham

MANN, ROBERT, Dean-ter, Forest-hill: April 2, at two, at the Guildhall Tavern, Gresham-st. Sol., Cordwell, College-hill, Cannon-st

MASSE, JOSEPH FRANCIS PAULIN, gentleman, Upper Hornseyrise, Upper Hollo ay; March 27, at four, at office of Sols., Lewis, Munns, and Longden, Old Jewry

MEAD, ISAAC, Innkeeper, Sherborne; March 23, at twelve, at the Mermaid hotel, Yeovil. Sol., Watts, Yeovil

MILES, JACOB HENRY, commission agent, Birmingham, and Sparbrook; March 16, at twelve, at office of Sol., Kennedy, Birmingham

MILL, JONATHAN, builder, Westward Ho! par. Northam; March 20, at eleven, as office of Sol., Smate, Bideford MILNER, ALBERT JOHN, farmer, Kinoulton; March 25, at twelve, at the King's Head hotel, Loughborough. Sol., Goode MONK, WILLIAM, beer retailer, St. Stephen's-rd, old Ford; March 28, at two, at office of Sol., Phipos, Farringdon-st MOORE, HENRY, brewer, Coventry, March 19, at half-past three, at office of Mr. Pierson, Coventry. Sol., Rowlands, Birming


PACKER, WILLIAM, bootmaker, Nottingham; March 22, at twelve,
at office of sols., Cranch and Rowe, Nottingham
PENDLEBURY. JOHN, Smallware dealer, Manchester: March 28,
at two, at office of Crowther and Co., Manchester. Sols., Messrs.
Chew, Manchester
PHILLIPSOX, FREDERICK, chemist, Great Grimsby; March 18, at
twelve, at office of Grange and Wintringham, Great Grimsby
RANGDALE, JAMES BROGDEN, commission agent, Manchester;
March 22, at three, at office of Sol., Addleshaw, Manchester
READ, JAMES WILLIAM, tobacconist, Newport, Isle of Wight:
March 19, at twelve, at office of Sole, Turner, and Turner, solici
tors, Aldermanbury. Sol., Hooper, Newport
ROME, THOMAS, cotton broker, Liverpool; March 21, at three, at
office of Sol., Quinn, Liverpool

Hereford, March 21, at three, at the Green Dragon hotel, Here-
ford. Sols., James and Bodenham

BUTTER, GEORGE EDWARD, fringe manufacturer, Plymouth; March 18, at twelve, at office of Sols., Beer and Randle, Devonport

SHAW, GIDEON, bootmaker, Castleford; March 20, at two, at office of Sol., Boulton. Pontefract

SMITH, WILLIAM, chemist, Brighton; March 28, at twelve, at
office of Smith, Fawdon, and Low, Bread-st, Cheapside. Sol.,
Lamb, Brighton

SNOWDON, THOMAS, builder. Woodfield-crescent, Harrow-rd;
March 2, at two, at the Guildhall Coffee-house, Gresham-st
Sol., Preston, King's Arms-yd, Moorgate-st
SOLOMONS, ABRAHAM, glass merenant, Broad-st, Bloomsbury;
March 22, at two, at offices of Sol., Sydney, Leadenhall-st
TAYLOR, JAMES, tobacconist, York; Marchi 18, at three, at offices
of Sol., Grayston, jun., York

TAYLOR, WILLIAM, ironfounder, Birmingham; March 22, at
twelve, at office of Sot, Grove, Birmingham

TENNANT, JOHN, Ironmonger, Leeds; March 25, at three, at office
of H. W. and J. Blackburn, accountants, Leeds. Sois., Messrs.
North, Leeds
THOMAS, JOHN HENRY, linen drapar, Ba'ham: March 19, at two,
at office of Sol, Marshall, Hatton-giu
THOMPSON, ROBERT, sack merchant, Stanbridge-rd, Putney;
March 21, at two, at office of Dubois, Gresham-bidgs, Basing-
lal!-st. Sol, Maynard, Clifford's-inn
WALL, CHARLES, baser, Birmingham; March 22, at three, at office
of Sol., Jaques, Birmingham

WARE, RICHARD, lath render, Dina-pl, Euston-rd: March 22, at
two, at office of Sols., Messrs. Gold, Serjeant's-inn, Chancery-la
WATMOUGH, JOHN, jun., butcher, Sheffield; March 21, at four, at
office of Sol, Clegg, Sheffield

WATSON, THOMAS, jun., farmer, Scarrington; March 22, at twelve at office of Sul, Belk, Nottingham

WATTS, HENRY, lime merchant, Redbridge; March 20, at twelve,
at Old Furnival's hotel, Holborn. Sol., Kilby, Southampton
WATTS, GEORGE WILLIAM, wine merchant, bridgend, March 21,
at twelve, at office of Sol, Dix, Bristol

WHITAKER, THOMAS, stonemason, Bath; March 18, at twelve, at
4. St. James'-st, St. James' Church, Bath
WHITE, OBADIAH, blacksmith, Matlock; March 30, at eleven, at
the Duke Willin inn, Matlock. Sol., Neale

HENRY, builder, Gouzh house-wharf, Queen's-rd,

West Chelsea: March 21, at twelve, at office of Sol., Roche, Old
WILKINSON, JOHN SPENCER, grocer, Doncaster: March 20, at
twelve, at office of Shirley and Atkinson, 82.icitors, Doncaster.
Sola, Burdekin, Smith, and Pye-Smith
WISHLADE, ANNE, widow, Kington; March 19, at three, at the
Talbot inn, Kington. Sol., Cheese

WOLFSOLM, JOSEPH, wholesale jeweller, Birmingham: March 21,
at three, at office of Sols., Saunders and Bradbury, Birmingham
WOOD ER, FRANK, sheurer, Scarborough: March 24, at eleven,
office of So's., Moody, Turnbull, and Graham, Scarborongh
WORMALD, CHARLES FREDERICK, tin packing-case maker,
Manche-ter; March 21, at three, at office of Sol., Richardson,
Gazette, March 12.

BARBER, CHARLES HENRY, clerk, Willingdon: March 25, at
three, at office of Sol., Coles, Eastbourne
BARRATT, ARTHUR HENRY, hatter, Exeter; March 25, at twelve,
at offices of Sol. Tab ey, Exeter

BENNETT, THOMAS FRANCIS, refreshment contractor, Cheynewalk, Chelsea, and Drury-lane Theatre; March 27, at two, at office of Sol, Tower, Lower Thames-st

BEWLEY, JOHN, farmer, Longnewton; March 22, at eleven, at ofices of Soi., J and G. Garrick, Wigton

BIRKER, CHARLES HAY TRAISE. jun., coal merchant, Wolver impton, March 23, at eleven, at office of Sol., Dailow, Wolverhampione

BLISHES, JOHN, butcher, Kingston-upon-Thames; March 27, at three, at otflees of Sol, Sherrard, Chifford's-inn BOUTON, GEORGE, Corn de ler, Rhyl-st, Kentish-town: March 20, at two, at office of Sol., Morris, Jermyn-st, St. James's BOOTH, WILLIAM, hoster, Hauley; March, 25, at four, at Hanley. Sol.. Sherratt. I ley BORRETT, ISAAC RUMSEY, blacksmith, Cretingham; March 26, at twelve, at office of Sol.. Pothard, Ipswich

BRIGGS, JAMES, Haendruber, Fulham-rd; March 25, at twelve, at othee of F. Lucas, public accountant, Maddox-st, Regent-st. Sol. Mason, Maddox st, Regent-st

BROWNBRIDGE, JOUs, greengrocer, Sheffield; March 22, at twelve, at omice of Sol, Tattershall, Sheffield BUTT, FREDERICK, bootmaker, Swansea: March 23, at three, at offices of Hancock, Triggs, and Co.,,Guildhall,,Bristol. Sol., Butt, Swansea

CARTER, JAMES, outfitter, Sunderland: March 23, at half-past ten, at office of Sol, Haswell, Sunderland

CHAPMAN, THOMAS, greengrocer, Neville-rd, Stoke Newing. ton-rd; March 22, at three, at the Londesborough Arms Tavern, Londesborough-rd Stoke Newington-rd. Sol., Porter COCKER, ROBERT. furniture broker, Stoney Middleton; March 28, at twelve, at office of Sol., Fernell, Sheffield. CORRIE, JOSIAH, clerk to an ironfounder, Richmond-rd, Islington: March 21, at three, at offices of Sol, Howell, Cheapside DANSON, JOHN ANSELM, painter, Birkenhead; March 25, at two, at office of Sol. Downham, Birkenhead DAWSON, GEORGE, grocer, Chelmsford; March 25, at twelve, at offices of Sols., Carter and Bell, Leadenhall st, London EDWARDS, JAMKS, butcher, Swansea; March 30, at twelve, at office of Clifton and Woodward, Swansea ELLIS, JOHN, Coal dealer. Wolverhampton; March 23, at eleven, s' office of Sol., Green, Wolverhampton EVANS, JOHN, hotel keeper, Newcastle Emlyn: March 30, at halfpast twelve, at the Salutation hotel, Newcastle Emlyn. Sol,, Ev329

GINZ, JACOB, baker, St. John's-rd, Hoxton; April 4, at three, at
office of F. Holloway, accountant, Ball's Pond-rd, Islington.
Sol.. Heathfield, Lincoln's inn-fields
GOLDEN, JAMES WILLIAM, general commission agent, Hudders
field; March 23, at ten, at office of Sol., Sykes, Huddersfield
GOLDING, GEORGE WILLIAM, butcher, Kentish-town-rd; March
19. at eleven, at offices of Sol., Davis, Bedford-row, Holborn
GROOM, JOSIAH, photographic artist, Shrewsbury; March 21, at
eleven, at office of Sol., Morris, Shrewsbnry

HALL, CHARLES, wheelwright, Hockerill; March 29, at eleven, at
office of Sol., Godwin, Winchester
Windsor; March 25, at twelve, at office of Mr. B. Nicholson,
Gresham-st. Sols., Sole, Turner, and Turner, Aldermanbury
HARTLEY, HENRY, provision dealer, Commercial pl. Rother-
hithe; March 25, at three, at office of Sol., Sers, Lincoln's-inn-

HARVEY, HENRY, and LOWE, DANIEL, glass dealers, Birminghain: March 19, at three, at offices of Soi., Maher, Birmingham HAWKE, JAMES, cordwainer, Falmouth; March 25, at two, at office of Sol., Jenkins, Falmouth

HEATH, JOHN HENRY, chemist, Strand; March 21, at two, at the Guildhall Coffee-house, Gresham-st. Sol., Maniere, Great James-st, Bedford-row

HICKMAN, WILLIAM, butcher, Wolverhampton; March 21, at three, at offices of Sol., Stratton, Wolverhampton HOPKINSON, THOMAS CHARLES, baker, Stafford; March 23, at twelve, at offices of Sol, Brough, Stafford

HORN, WILLIAM, and GOW, HOWARD, merchants, Liverpool; March 27, at three, at offices of Sol., Yates, Liverpool HUMPHREYS, THOMAS, attorney's clerk, Aston-juxta, Birming ham; March 22, at three, at offices of Sol., Kennedy, Birming, ham JOHNSON, EDWARD, attorney-at-law, Southampton-bligs, Chan cery-la; March 21, at eleven, at offices of Sol., Davis, Bedford


JOHNSON, GEORGE JONATHAN, plumber, Brooke: March 25, at eleven, at office of Sols., Winter and Francis, Norwich JONES, JOHN, draper, Shrewsbury; March 25, at eleven, at office of Sol., Morris, Shrewsbury

KENWARD, ROBERT, marble chimney-piece merchant, Eustonrd: March 20, at two, at the Guildhall Coffee-house, Greshamnst. Sol., Maniere, Great James-st, Bedford row KITSON, JOHN, pork butcher, Rochdale; March 22, at eleven, at offices of Sol.. Messrs. Roberts, Rochdale KLAGES DE VRIES, PETER, provision merchant, Great Tower-stbldgs, Beer-la, ant st. Leonard's-rd. Surbiton: March 21. at one, at offices of the London Warehousemen's Association, Gutter-la LANGTON, THOMAS, timber merchant, Thames-st, Rotherhithe; April 4, at twelve, at offices of Sinter and Panuell, Guildhallchinbs, Basinghall-st. Sol., Hewitt, Nicholas-la LIGHTFOOT, THOMAS, joiner, Higher Beddington: March 20, at twelve, at office of Sols., Brotherton and Hannan, Birkenhead LLOYD, LEWIS, boot maker Tunbridge Wells; March 23, at, eleven, at the Kentish Hotel, Tunbridge Wells. Sol., Copp Essex-st, Strand, London

LOW, WILLIAM, harness maker, Saint Helens; March 27, at three, at offices of So.s., Evans and Lockett, Liverpool MANSER, DAVID, baker, Harrold; March 21, at two, at 12, Hattongarden. Sol, Marshall, Lincoln's-inn felds

MARCOTT, ZACHARIAH, fruiterer, Rochdale: March 28, at three, at the White Swan Inn, Rochdale. Sol., Standring, Roch ale MARKS, SAMUEL, hotel keeper. Cinton; March 29, at eleven, at offices of Sol, Morgan, Cardiff

MORDAUNT, HENRY, stock dealer, City-chmbs, Threadneedle-st; April 5, at two, at office of So!., Pope, Great James-st, Bedford.


MOUNTFORD, SAMUEL, jun., wheelwright, West Bromwich:

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Orders of Discharge.

Gazette, March 8.

STUART, JOHN, landscape photographer, Elms-grove, Hammersmith



The Official Assignees, &c., are given, to whom apply for the Dividends.

Coehraa and Parker, builders, second, Gd. (first and second of 2.3d. and 6d. on new proofs. McNeill, Manchester.-Cochran, S. builder, first, 20s. McNeill, Manchester.-Parker, J. builder, first 38. 11d. McNeill, Manchester.-Smith, J. tunkeeper, first, Id. McNeill, Manchester.-Sutton, E. S. cotton spinner, first, Od. 2-9ths. McNeill, Manchester.

Cass, W. Wandsworth-rd, final, 7s. 24d. At Sol., Woolf, King-st, Cheapside.-Davies, J. merchant, first 6d. At office of A. Osborne, High-st, Ross.-Elliott, W. C. builder, first and final, 1s. At offices of Trust., J. Joll, Tamar-wharf, Devonport.-Erieg, J. fish merchant, 7d. At office of Trust, M. Dawson, Flotten-gate, Great Grimsby.-Galshy, J. builder, 38. At offices of Trust., W. C. Watson, Wardwick, Derby.-Hisge and Anthony, cotton brokers, fourth, d. At office of Trust., H. W. Banner, 24, North John-st, Liverpool.-Hiorns, W. baker, first and final, 3d. At office of Trust., H. Carmichael, i, Cambridge-chmbs, 778, Lord-st, Liverpool. -James, W. grocer, second and final, 6d. At office of Trust. H. Chilcott, 15, St. Mary-st, Truro.-Lett. A. waterproof manufacturer, third and final, 1. old. At office of Trust. J. W. Ford, 8, Wallbrook.— Michell, J. draper, third, 23. 61. At office of Trust., G. Wreford, Gandy st-chmibs, Exeter.-Mare, W. T. H. S. distiller, first, 3s. 4d. At offices of Trust., E. Moore, 3, Crosby-sq.- Musett, J. jun. oyster merchant, 158. At office of Trust., G. Pye,, Bank-bldes, Colchester.-Newbould, J. innkeeper, final, Id. At offices of Ibbotson and Hopps, 8, Tower-cutrince. The Exchange, Bradford.Smythe, F. brewer, first, Is. At office of Trust., W. F. Morgan, Hibernia-chmbs, London-bridge,-Sydenham, C. S. B. clerk in holy orders, Is. 81. At house of Trust., W. Follett, Dulverton-Whitley, F. woolstapler, 3s. At office of Sols., Terry and Robinson, 9, Market-st, Bradford.



ADDISON. On the 12th inst., at No. 12, Fellows-road, South Hampstead, the wife of Joseph Addison, Esq, of a son. DICKINS-On the 17th Jan.. t 172, Bluit, Yokohama, Japan, the wife of F. V. Dickins, barrister at-law, of a daughter. KIRBY. On the 5th inst., at 10, Tavistock-roid, Westbourne. park, the wife of Thoinas Frederick Kirby, Esq., bariister-atlaw, of a son.


BANNERMAX.-On the 7th uit,, at his residence in Jackson-street, Cape Const, West Africa, aged 43, Charles Baunerman, Esq.. the eldest son of the late Hon. James Bannerman, of Accra. He was for many yeas an advocate in Her Majesty's courts of law on the Gold Coast, and editor and proprietor of the West African Herald. THOMAS.-On the Cth inst., at Bewell House. Hereford, aged 84, Francis Henry Thomas, Esq., M.A., Ox n, J.P. and D.L. for the county of Hereford.

March 25, at eleven, at offices of Sols., E. and A. Caddick, West PARTRIDGE AND COOPER


NICHOLAS, WILLIAM, licensed victualler, Luton; March 16, at
fou, at the office of T. F. Jolley, accountant, Luton.
ONIONS, WILLIAM, and ONIONS, EDWIN, ironmasters, Oldbury;
March 23, at twelve, at offices of Mr. R. Free, accountant,
Birmingham. Sols., Coldicott and Cauning, Dudley
Bratford; March 25, at three, at office of Sol., Hutchinson,

PITCAIRS, HENRY HUNT. wine and spirit merchant, Leeds;
March 21, at eleven, at flise of Sol., Pallan. Leeds
PLUMMER, JOHN, butcher, Bath; March 23, at eleven, at office of
Sol., Bar rum, Bath

POOLE, JOHN, greengrocer, Oxford: April 6, at two, at the
Guildhali coffee house, Gresham-st, London. Sol., Maniere
RAVEN, JOHN HEAD, Sationer, Norwich; March 21, at twelve,
at office of E. Tillyard, solicitor, Serjeaut's-inn, Chancery-la,
London. Soi., Cobburn, Norwich

REED, JAMES WESLEY, Architect, Hazleville-rd, Hornsey-rise; March 25 at two, at office of H. W. Banks, public accountant, Coleman-st. Sols, Harcourt and Macarthur, Moorgate-st RICHARDS, JAMES, Commission agent, Colorton; March 21, at three, at the Queen's Hotel, Ashby-de-la-Zouch. Sol.. Wiison, Burton-on-Trent

RICHARDS, WILLIAM JOHN, accountant, Westbury-on-Severn; March 25, at eleven, at office of Sol., Jones, Gloucester ROADS, ANTHONY, farmer, Thornborough: March 25, at twelve, at the White Hart hotel, Buckingham Sol, Stimson. Bedford ROBERT, LOris, bot manufacturer, Birmingham; March 25, at Twelve, at the Queen's Hotel, Birmingham. Sol., Griffin, Birmingham

ROWE, RICHARD, forage dealer. Plymouth; March 27, at eleven, at offices of J. E. E. Curtis and Dawe, Plymouth. Sol., Curtis, Plymouth

RUSSELL, JAMES, and COTTON WILLIAM, printers, Birmingham; March 25. at twelve, at cffices of Sol.. Morgan, Birmingham SACKETT, RICHARD HENKY, baker, Margate; March 28, at eleven, at 9, Church field-place, Margate. Sol., Gibson SAVERY, JOHN, fish merchant, Southsea; March 19, at three, at office of Sol., Feltham, Portsea

SAUNDERS, JOHN, grocer, Bath; March 25, at one, at 3, Milesbldg, Bath. Sols., Gill and Bush

SHARMAN, DANIEL, butcher, Northampton; March 27, at eleven, at offices of Sols., Messrs. Jeffery, Northampton SHAW, LUKE, woollen manufacturer, Haifax; March 14, at twelve, at the Griffin inn, Halifax. Sols., Norris, Foster, and Hunt, Hali ax

SHERLOCK, JAMES, brickmaker, Derby: March 23, at eleven, at office of Sol., Briggs, Derby

SMITH, WILLIAM, tailor, Shrewsbury-rd, Bayswater; March 27, at three, at office of Sol., Brighten, Bish psgate-st-without SMITH, WILLIAM, SMITH, WILLIAM, jun, and SMITH, JOSEPH, tea dealers Bradiord; March 20, at four, at office of Sol., Berry, Bradford

SMITH, RICHARD JOHN, clerk, Victoria-grove, Stoke Newingtonru: March 25, at two, at offices of Mr. T. Crow, accountant, 7, North-rd, New Cross. Sols., Bellamy and Strong, Bishops. gate-st Within

STAFFORD, JAMES, boot maker, Fulham-rd, West Brompton; March 27, at three, at offices of Messrs. Dyte and Leader, Fleetst. Sol., Jonas, King's-bench-walk, Temple STOCKER, WILLIAM BURBANK, tailor, Gloucester; March 27, at twelve, at offices of Sol., Cooke, Gloucester

ST. AUBYN, WILLIAM JOHN, clerk in holy orders, Stoke: April 5, at twelve, at the Odd Fellows' Hall, Ker-st, Devonport. Sols., Beer and Rundie

THOMAS, JOHN, commission agent, Merthyr Tydfil; March 22, at one, at offices of Sol., Thomas, Pontypridd THOMAS. THOMAS GRIFFITH, draper, Aberystwith; March 23, at twelve, at office of Sol, Jones, Aberystwith. TIDNAM, CHARLES, farmer, Toperoft; March 25, at twelve, at office of Sol., Chittock. Norwich

TURNER, JOSEPH, labourer, Middlesborough: March 30, at eleven at offices of Messrs. J. Braithwaite and Co., accountants, Middles borough. Sol., Bainbridge, Middlesborough

VEITCH, GEORGE, grocer, Gateshead; March 25, at twelve, at
office of Sol., Sewell, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
WESTIN, CHARLES VICTOR, tailor, Cardiff, March 26, at eleven, at
offices of Sol., Stephens, Cardiff

Great Bath-t, Farringdon rd; March 25, at twelve, at offices of
Jones and Hall, King's-arms yd, Moorgate-st. Sol, Hall
WORTH, JOHN, corn miller, Stalybridge; March 26, at three, at
offices of Sol., Sutton and Elliott, Manchester
WRIGHT, EDWIN, glass bottle maker, Wakefield: March 25, at
two, at offices of Messrs. Stocks and Nettleton, solicitors,
Wakefield. Sol, Nettleton

YATES, ALFRED, furnishing fronmonger, Great Titchfield st,
Marylebone; March 25, at two, at the Guildhall Coffee house,
Gresham-st. So, Maniere, Great James st. Bedford-row
YOUNG, WILLIAM, taltor, Oxford, March 25, at twelve, at office
of Sols., Harford and Tayler, Oxford

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THE wonderful discoveries of the year 1871, far surpassing in richness everything that had gone before, and proving the South African Diggings to be no risky speculation, no exaggerated humbug, but a source of great profit-nay, often of immense wealth, to industrious and persevering diggershave naturally caused (not only in the Cape Colony, but in Europe, Australia, and America) an all-pervading interest in these Fields, and a constantly increasing demand for reliable information.

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7. Finally, NO LIABILITY or RESPONSIBILITY of any kind is incurred, beyond the Payment of Rent by those who acquire Houses by this New System.

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The Law and the Lawyers.

THE sudden death of Mr. McTAGGART, who was so recently transferred to the County Court Judgeship of Marylebone is much to be regretted. He was more familiarly known to the Profession as Mr. ELLIS, the series of Reports with which that name is connected having been extensively used for a considerable period. VOL. LII.-No. 1512.

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THE United Law Clerks Society has proved a great benefit to the most useful of the subordinate members of the legal profession, and the success which has attended its operations has been to a great extent owing to the zeal and energy of its secretary, Mr. HARRY ROGERS, who has been connected with it for some quarter of a century. We are glad to hear that a movement is on foot to present him with a testimonial; and Mr. W. C. HALL, solicitor, of Lincoln's-inn-Fields, has kindly consented to act as treasurer of the fund.

THE payment of the law officers of the Crown has hitherto been regulated upon an absurd system. As if their usual emoluments were not sufficient, they have been aggravated by every possible device complimentary briefs, and fees for doing nothing. No possible objection, therefore, can be taken to the Treasury Minute of last December which has just been published, and which gives the law officers fixed salaries in addition to fees for actual personal service. All extraordinary receipts, such as fees paid by attorneys for pro formâ matters, are to be handed over to the Exchequer.

LEAVE has been given to bring in a Bill to amend the Municipal Acts with respect to the division of boroughs into wards, and to the increase of the number of aldermen, councillors, and assessors in certain cases; a Bill to amend the law as to the custody of infants; a Bill to amend the practice as to new trials in criminal cases; and a Bill to amend the law relating to the disposition of penalties in certain cases of municipal corporations and other local governing bodies. Another is wanted-namely, a Bill to provide that a relator shall recover the costs of quo warranto proceedings against members of governing bodies in towns not corporate.

IT is difficult to understand the grounds upon which Mr. BASS bases his Bill to abolish all legal means of recovering debts exceeding 408. in amount. Why stop at 40s. ? Mr. BASS would probably reply that people who get into debt for such a small amount as 408. ought not to be allowed to get into debt at all. The argument must be this or nothing; for it would be absurd to say that tradesmen are not to give small credit, and it would be utterly ridiculous to enact that a person contracting a debt of 41s. should be compellable to pay it back, whilst a person owing 40s. should be exempt. In the year 1870 it appears that in the Gloucester County Court, for example, 2087 plaints out of 3186 were within the scope of Mr. BASS's Bill. We do not for a moment anticipate that the Bill will become law.

WE most heartily welcome the announcement that at length the Government have in view for the vacant County Court Judgeship a gentleman whose appointment will give general satisfaction. This innovation upon the settled system of appointing Judges according to political or personal considerations was unexpected, and the lively pleasure derived by Government from this isolated act of propriety was plainly apparent in the speech of the ATTORNEY-GENERAL. We are impatient to know who is this firstrate man who will accept an office involving great labours with incommensurate pay "subject to future arrangements" of an indefinite character.


WHILST on the subject of County Court Judges, we may point out that re-arrangements as to work are taking place without any consideration of the remuneration of the Judges who are to be affected by them. The Liverpool Daily Post, in an article on the promotion of lawyers," dilates upon the admirable work done by the courts in that town. Speaking of the Judges engaged, it says, "they make unexampled and most successful efforts to cope with their enlarged range of duties, but find that work of doubled extent and responsibility, though done with such ability as rarely to provoke the revision of superior tribunals, is unattended with any advance of pay or consideration." Our contemporary then, alluding to the County Court, expresses a vain hope, that the greatness and efficiency of this local tribunal will be recognised in the most conclusive way by a reasonable draught upon the national exchequer." We have frequently urged increased liberality as a wise measure, but the Government has retrograded in this respect, and it is hardly to be expected that any change for the better will take place under the present administration.


Ir is stated that on the recent trial of the Rev. Mr. ENGLISH, the question whether a lease for a term exceeding three years from the making, and which under the 8 & 9 Vict. c. 106, is void at law as a lease, can be considered "a valuable security," was reserved by the LORD CHIEF JUSTICE for the Court of Criminal Appeal. Assuming that the indictment is framed under one of the sections of the 24 & 25 Vict. c. 96, other than the 27th, which relates to the stealing or fraudulent destruction or obliteration of " any valuable security other than a document of title to lands," the opinion of the LORD CHIEF JUSTICE that such a document was 66 a valuable security" seems almost free from doubt, since it is perfectly settled that such an instrument though void at law as a lease amounts in equity to an agreement for a lease, and that specific performance of such an agreement may be decreed: (Laswell v. Parker, 2 De G. & J. 559.) So also it seems clear that such a document is a document of title to lands" within the 28th section of the abovenamed Act.

ATTORNEYS are apt to complain, and justly, that the accountants trespass upon business hitherto transacted by lawyers. We believe the accountants are themselves anxious to avoid collision, and they have formed a society, called "The Society of Accountants in England," the objects of which are declared to be “to promote the acquisition of those branches of knowledge which are essential to the practice of an accountant; to decide upon questions of professional usage or courtesy; and generally to advance the position and interests of the members of the profession." We observe that candidates for admission as members will be required to pass an examination in mercantile and bankruptcy law, the duties of auditors, liquidators, trustees, and receivers, and the working of liquidations and bankruptcies. If the society is properly governed, the possession of this knowledge by accountants ought not to militate against the interests of the legal profession. The lawyer and the accountant each has his sphere, and when either invades the other there must be confusion and loss.

A BELGIAN publication in an article on "Le Procès TICHBORNE," takes rather an original view of the liability of the ATTORNEYGENERAL. It remarks: "Le noeud du litige résidait dans la question du tatouage. Le sergent Ballantine ignorait que TICHBORNE fût tatoué, par la très-bonne raison que son client l'ignorait lui-même: On ne peut pas tout savoir. Mais l'homme qui connaissait ce détail décisif et qui l'avait mis en réserve pour assurer le gain de son procès, c'était précisément M. l'ATTORNEY-GENERAL. N'avait-il pas déclaré, d'ailleurs, et dès le premier jour, que le prétendant était un misérable, un faussaire et un imposteur? Il le disait, parcequ'il en avait la preuve. Il s'est vanté depuis, de l'avoir dissimulée avec soin jusqu'au bon moment. Et c'est luimême qui, se fondant sur ce fait essentiel, va maintenant poursuivre le client de M. BALLANTINE, au nom de la Couronne et de l'ordre public!" On this state of things our contemporary concludes that the ATTORNEY-GENERAL ought to be liable to the TICHBORNE family, upon the analogy of the Alabama affair, to the

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causé en plaidant contre un individu qu'il savait être un imposteur, et qu'il avait le moyen de traduire en police correctionnelle et de faire condamner sur les bancs."

THE case of McCreight v. Foster (23 L. T. Rep. N. S. 224), on which we offered some observations (LAW TIMES, vol. xlix, p. 141), has been affirmed, nom. Shaw (Official Liquidator) v. Foster and others, by the House of Lords on the 14th inst, the Peers present were Lords HATHERLEY, CHELMSFORD, WESTBURY, CAIRNS, and O'HAGAN. Our readers will remember that in McCreight v. Foster there was an attempt to render a vendor of leaseholds liable to a person to whom the purchaser had assigned the benefit of the contract, for completing his contract with the original purchaser, on the ground of the vendor having disregarded a notice of the assignment. Lord HATHERLEY, as Chancellor, had reversed the decision of Lord ROMILLY on two grounds, a higher and a lower, the higher being that a vendor is not a trustee within the doctrine of Dearle v. Hall and Loveridge v. Cooper (3 Russ. 1); the lower that the original purchaser had, as the evidence showed, only agreed to make the assignment on request," that there was no evidence that such request had been made, and that if made, there was no evidence that the vendor had notice of it. The lower ground being amply sufficient to support the defendant's case, the House of Lords decided in his favour accordingly. We hope shortly to present a full report of this important decision, and reserve for the present any further comments.


ON Wednesday a novel case under the Bankruptcy Act came before Mr. Registrar MURRAY, sitting as Chief Judge, being an application by an execution-creditor against a receiver for payment of damages sustained by reason of the sale being restrained by injunction. The facts are thus reported: "On Nov. 9, 1870, Mr. SAUL recovered a judgment against the debtor, PHILIP NEWBERY

ENGLAND, accountant and money lender, for a sum of £1166, and on the 15th Nov. he caused an execution to be levied upon the goods of the debtor. On the 17th the debtor filed a petition for liquidation by arrangement, whereupon a receiver was appointed. An injunction was granted upon the receiver's application restraining further proceedings by Mr. SAUL under his execution, on an undertaking by the receiver to pay damages should the executioncreditor sustain any loss by reason of that injunction; and in consequence of an informality in reference to the meeting of creditors, it became necessary to extend the injunction from time to time until March 1871. At a meeting then held the creditors resolved to accept a composition offered by the debtor, and this court afterwards decided that the execution-creditor was entitled to the proceeds of the sale of the goods seized. The executioncreditor now sought to recover from the receiver the damages and costs consequent upon the injuctions being obtained, including in his claim the extra possession money paid to the sheriff, and a loss which he had sustained by reason of the stoppage of the sale." The claim of the execution-creditor was upheld, and the receiver declared personally liable for damages and costs.

THERE is a difficulty with the ballot which ought in some manner to be provided for. As the law is, a bet invalidates the vote. If A. bets B., a voter, £5 that C. will not be returned, and B. votes for C., it will be presumed that his vote was influenced by the hope of winning the £5, and on a scrutiny it would be struck off the poll. But this will be impracticable with the ballot, because it cannot be proved for whom B. voted, and consequently from whose poll he is to be disallowed. The facility thus given to bribery by betting will be enormous. Of course if A. were to make many such bets with many electors, the transaction would be so conspicuous that the election judge would not hesitate to declare him to be guilty of corrupt practices, and direct a prosecution; or if he was an agent of the sitting member, it would avoid the election. But although wholesale betting by one man with many electors might be declared to be a corrupt practice on his part, and subject him to prosecution, it would in no way affect the election itself, which could not be avoided unless the better was proved to be an agent, and any difficulty thence arising might be removed by a great number of different persons making each one a separate bet. If, for instance, there were a hundred buyable electors in a borough, and it was desired to buy them with safety and certainty, what more easy than for one hundred persons, non-clectors, to make bets with those one hundred electors of £5 to 5s., that B. would not be returned? By securing B.'s return, each of the electors who made the bet would win £5, which would be a sufficient inducement to them to vote for B., and that vote being secret, it could not be removed, on a scrutiny, from B.'s poll if so elected. The only check that can be imposed on this easy form of bribery will be to declare all betting by an elector on the result of the election a corrupt practice punishable by indictment as a misdemeanor. This might deter some, but with almost perfect safety such as the ballot gives to bribery, it would probably be of little efficacy, inasmuch as the bet itself would be a private transaction between the parties and very difficult of proof. The peculiar danger of this form of bribery is that it makes the bribe dependent on the result, and thus avoids the difficulty that is supposed to be an obstacle to bribery in other forms, the impossibility of securing the vote for which the bribe has been given.

WE are very sorry to see that the suggestion to divide the County Court district of Marylebone is not to be adopted. The work of the Marylebone and Brompton Courts is far too heavy for a single Judge. No less than four Judges have been appointed since 1862. Mr. ADOLPHUS, Sir E. WILMOT, Mr. ROBERTSON BLAINE, and Mr. ELLIS MTAGGART. The general opinion was that Mr. ADOLPHUS was killed by overwork; Sir EARDLEY WILMOT was obliged to retire owing to ill-health, beyond a doubt induced by excessive labour; and Mr. BLAINE, in ill-health when appointed, collapsed in a month; and we are informed that Mr. MTAGGART found the work very severe, although he conscienwhich he sat. tiously increased the number of days on Four times the inhabitants of Marylebone and the practitioners in the Court have petitioned successive Lord Chancellors for a division of the district, but without result. Why is this? A very experienced correspondent gives the "The LORD CHANCELLOR" he says, "leaves the administration of the courts entirely to the Treasury, and the officials there only think of saving money and not of the efficiency and character or status of the courts. The Judges can never get redress, and scarcely a civil reply to their suggestions. We want a Department of Justice wherein these matters can be managed with dignity and propriety. The LORD CHANCELLOR has a great deal too much to do; he is Chief Judge in Equity, a political chief, member of the Cabinet, Appellate Judge in the House of Lords and in the Court of Chancery, Speaker of the House of Lords, dispenser of immense clerical and lay patronage, and necessarily an attendant on Royalty and the Court. What is required is a separation of the


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