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WARREX. MARY ANX, Cheltenham; Dec. 7, at eleven, at offices

of Sol., Chesshyre, Cheltenham
WATTS, THOMAS, hosier, Liverpool; Dec. 11, at three, at office of

Sol., Nordon, Liverpool
WELCH, EDWARD, statuary, Salem-rd, Moscow-rd, Bayswater;

Dec. 15, at four, at No. 10, Bartlett's-bldge, Holborn. Sols..

Messrs. Langham
Wigo, CHARLES JAMES, grocer, Cambridge; Dec. 12, at eleven,

at office of Sol., Ellison, Cambridge
Wilson, EDWARD, shoemaker, Bradford ; Dec. 6, at eleven, at

office of Sol., Dawson, Bradford
WINDEBANK, RICHARD, Luton, Nov. 29, at four, at the Plait-hall

hotel, Luton

Orders of Discharge.

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fiquidations by Arrangement.

Gazette, Nov. 7.
BRETT, RICHARD, auctioneer, Trinity-sq, Newington, and Ex-

change.chmbs, Southwark
MILLS, CALEB ROBERT, grocer's assistant, Northleach
NAPIER, THOMAS, surgeon, Littlehampton
SIMPSON, ALEXANDER, formerly manufacturer of cattle spice
14, Clarence-st, Clapham-rd

Gazette, Nov. 14.

LAMB, ALEXANDER FRANCIS, publishers, Bouverie-st
LUMSDEX, JAMES, out of business, Pitt-st, Saint Pancras

Gazette, Nov. 17.
LIVERMORE, WILLIAM CHARLES, builder, Victoria-pk-sq, Victria-

RHODES, JAMES, steel merchant, Sheffield

Gazette, Nov. 21.
SMITH, JOHN, formerly cab proprietot, John-st, St. John's-wood


PEARS, JOUX, farmer, Regare Lezant. Pet. Nov. 22. Reg. the White Swan Hotel, Princess-st, Halifax. Sols., Linklater,
Pearce. Sur. Dec. 13

Hackwood, Addison, and Brown, Walbrook
REYNOLDS, WILLIAY HAWKE, watchmaker, Ridgeway. Pet. TAYLOR, WILLIAM, ship chandler, Liverpool; Dec. 6, at two, at
Nov.. Reg Pearce. Sur. Dec. 13

offices of Sols., Richardson, Jones, and Billson, Liverpool
ROWE, OKE, hemp merchant, Plymouth. Pet. Nov. 25. Reg. THIRKETTLE, JOHN HENRY, grocer, Sheerness; Dec. 11, at two,
Pearce. Sur. Dec. 13

at offices of Sol., Lovett, New.inn, Strand SCOTT, WILLIAM, blanket raiser, Earlsheaton. Pet. Nov. 23. Reg. TOMLINSON, WILLIAM JONATHAN, pawnbroker, Camden - rd; Nelson. Sur. Dec. 21

Kentish-town-rd; Great College-st, Camden-town; and the YOUNG, THOMAS, journeyman baker, Rickmansworth. Pet. Broadway, Barking; Dec. 7, at two, at 16, Southampton St, Nov. 34. Dep.Reg. Edwards. Sur. Dec. 21

Bloomsbury. q. Sols., Stilemnan and Nente

VINCENT, CHARLES, blacksmith, Harwich; Dec. 18, at three, at

the Three Cupe Hotel, Harwich. Sol., Hill, Ipswich

WEST, Edwix, ship agent, Deal, Ramsgate, and Margate ; Dec. 9,
Gazette, Nov. 21.

at eleven, at the Royal Exchange Hotel, Deal. Sol., Drew,

Deal LLOYD, JOHS, brickmaker, Pontyebrk, par. Llandebie. April 22

WHITEHOUSE, ISAAC, greengrocer, Tipton; Dec. 7, at eleven, at 18.1

office of Sol., Travia, Tipton Gazette, Nov. 24,

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM HENRY, greengrocer, Tonypandy: Dec. 5, PISSEY, SAMUEL GREENWAY, formerly Elstree-house, Elstree.

at four, at the Institute-chmbs, Pontypridd. Sol., Morgan June 20, 1870

WINCHCOMBE, JAMES ALPHECS, gardener, Victoria-rd, Surbiton; VILIS, ANNA JULIA, late lodging house keeper, Lancaster-rd,

Dec. 9, at eleven, at offices of Sols., Wilkinson and Howlett,
Notting hill. Sept. 22, 1071

WOOD, JOSEPH, shopkeeper, Huddersfield; Dec. 9, at eleven, at

the County Court, Huddersfield. Sol., Freeman, Huddersfield
WRIGHT, JOHN, innkeeper, South Stockton, Dec. 4, at eleven, at

office of Sol., Draper, Stockton

Gazette, Yov. 28.

ATKINSON, THOMAS, barber, Keswick; Dec. 11, at two, at office of
Gazette, Nov. 21.

Sol., Lowthian, Keswick

BASSEY, JAME , auctioneer, Bristol; Dec. 7, at twelve, at offices
ABBOTT, VARY ASSE, schoolmistress, Framlingham ; Dec. 12, at of Sols., Press and Inskip. Bristol
twelve, at office of Sol., Pollard, Ipswich

BOOTH, JOHS, auctioneer, Huddersfield; Dec. 20, at four, at office
ALLDRIDGE, RICHARD WILLIAM, out of business, Old Jewry and of Sols. Learoyd and Learoyd, Huddersfield
0.d Charlton; Dec. 1, at two, at office or Sol., Chidley, Old BROOK, GEORGE, dyer, Leeds; Dec. 13, at two, at Wharton's hotel

Leeds. Sol., Granger
BAKER, MARIAXXE BYLES, widow. Ipswich; Dec. 8, at twelve, at BROWN, THOMAS, engraver, Leeds; Dec. 12, at two, at ofice of
office of Sols, Messrs. Notcutt, Ipswich

Sols., Fawcett and Malcolm, Leeds BENSION, JOSEPH, out of business, Liverpool; Dec. 5, at two, at BUCK, GEORGE, commission agent, Lawrence-la, Cheapside; Dec. office of Sols., Thornley and Heaton, Liverpool

13, at two, at the Masons' Hall tavern, Masons -avenue, BasingBLACKWELL, WILLIAN HENRY, accountant, Albion-ter, Ken. hall-st. Sol., Watson, Basinghall-st singtonDec. 2, at one, at office of Sol., Maniere, Great James. BUZZARD, WILLIAM, colonial broker, Bristol ; Dec. 8, at twelve, **. Bedford.row

at offices of Messrs. Henderson and Salmon, solicitors, Bristol. BLANIRES, JOSHTA, jun., grocer, Cleckheaton; Dec. 8, at two, at Sol., Salmon, Bristol office of sol., Curry, Cleckheaton

CHAPPEL, FRXCIS, stonemason, Wakefield: Dec. 11, at three, at BOXXER, GEORGE FREDERICK, printer, Lewisham ; Dec. 7, at two the Strafford Arms hotel, Wakefield. Sols., Harrison and at office of Sols., Chapman, Clarke, and Turner, Lincoln's-inn. Smith felds

CHURCH, GEORGE, innkeeper, High Wycombe ; Dec. 11, at four,

; BOSWORTH, GEORGE, and CHASSER, ANN, fixhmongers, Stour- at No. 90, Easton-st, High Wycombe bridge: Dec. 4, ot two, at office of Sol., Burbury, Stourbridge CLARK, FREDERICK, licensed victualler, Tottenham; Dec. 18, at CHAPLAN, EDWARD, innkeeper, Southreps and Giminingham; two, at office of Sol., Chidley, Old Jewry Dec. 6, at twelve, at the Cross Keys inn, North Walsham.


CRAVEX, ADELAIDE, boarding house keeper, Ryde ; Dec. 11, at Glabburn, Norwich

two, at office of Sol., Beckinsale, Newport CLARKE, JAMES, cheesemonger, Compton-st, Brunswick-sq; Dec. CURTIS, CHARLES, greengrocer, Pelham-st, Brompton;

Dec. 6, at 7, at twelve, at office of Sois., Carter and Bell, Leadenhall-st eleven, at office of Sol., Johnson, Southampton-bldgs, Chancery. COCRT, HENRY, farmer, Headle-heath, par. King's Norton ; Dec. lane 8, at three, at office of Sol., Rowlands, Birmingham

DARBYSHIRE, ROBERT, Joiner, Wigan; Dec. 11, at three, at office CRAXSAGE, JOSEP, commission agent, Kidderminster; Dec. 7, or Sols., Leigh and Ellis, Wigan at four. at office or Sol., Saunders, jun., Kidderminster

DAVIS, WILLIAM HENRY, grocer, Ford, near Devonport; 12,
CUALIFFE, JANER, tobacconist, Bolton; Dec. 12, at two, at office At eleven at office of Sols., Greenway and Adams, Plymouth
of Sol. Ryley, Bolton

EVAXS, RICHARD, tailor, Pwllheli; Dec. 4, at twelve, at oftices
EDWARDS, CHARLES, grocer, Rougham; Deo. 9, at two, at the of Sol., Owen, Pwllheli
Augel hotel, Bury Saint Edmunds; Sol., Walpole, Bury Saint EvAXs, 1'HOMAS, bricklayer, Pendleton; Dec. 13, at three, at office

of Sol., Hardy, Manchester
EGGBRECHT, FREDERICK, tobacconist, Walworth-rd; Dec. 11, at GOLDING, GEORGE WILLIAM, butcher, Kentish-town-rd : Deo. 4,
tmelre, at office of Sol, Buchannan. Basinghall-st

at twelve, at office of Sol., Davis, Bedford-row, Holborn ELLIS, RICHARD, butcher, Old Winsford; Dec. 6, at eleven, at GREGORY, ELISHA, builder, Briscol; Dec. 11, at eleveo, at office chce of Sol., Wall, Stourbridge

of Sol., Buckland, Bristol
FOSTER, EDWARD PHILLIPSON, stationer, High-st, Peckham; HAIGH, WILLIAM, grocer, Huddersfield : Dec. 11, at eleven, at

Dec.), at twelve, at offices of Smart, Snell, and Co., Cheapside. office of Sols., Messrs. Clough, Huddersfield
So!, Denny

HARRIES, FREDERICK RUSSELL, manufacturer, Liverpool-rd, GILBERT, WILLIAM, THOMAS, builder, Norwich ; Dec. 6, at eleven Islington; Dec. 8, at twelve, at office of Sol., Mardon, Newgate. at .ce of Sols., Miller, Son, and Stevens, Norwich

street HRANAN, JONATHAN, draper, Dar ington; Dec. 9, at eleven, at HARRIS, THOMAS, provision dealer, New Swindon; Dec. 8, at

o of Hudson, accountant, Stockton. Sols., Fawcett, Gar. eleven, at the Bell hotel, Swindon butt, sod Fuwcett

HAWKINS, RICHARD WALLIS, farmer, Upcerne: Dec. 8, at elever, GrAr. Rev. WILLIAM, clerk in holy orders, Upton Lovell; Dec. 4, at the Antelope hotel, Dorchester. 8., Howard. Weyrouth a: tveire, at office of Sols., Seagram and Wakeman, Warmin. HEDGER, JANEs, Iford, Dec. In at twelve, at office of Sol., ster

Preston, Mrka HALL, GEORGE DAVID, beer

Waterloo lodging houses, H BBS, JOSTAM, timber merchant, Bristol; Dec two, at Wiimot-i, Bethnal green-rd; Des. 6, at three, at office of Sol., otce of M-s-rs. Denning, Sinith, and Co., public accountants, Beverley,

Bristol. Sol, Eeckingham, Bristol HOLLISTER, THOMAS, beerhouse keeper, Quenington; Dec. 6, at HOWELL, THOMAS, harness maker, Southampton; Dec. 11, at eliven, at Office of Sol, Foote, Swindon

three, at office of Sols., Coxwell, Bassett, and Stanton, South. HOLT, JAMES, joiner, Rochdale; Dec. 8, at three, at the White ampton Swan inn, Rixhdale. Sol., Standing, jun., Rochdale

HURLEY, WEDBER JOHN, baker, Bristol; Dec. 11, at eleven, at
HOP OOD, JOHN, photographic artist, Middlesborough, also office of Sol., Bowles, Bristol

Bishop Auckland and Spennymoor: Dec. 7, at twelve, at the JOHNSON, JOHN, grocer, High Felling; Dec. 14, at two, at office
Black Lion hotel, Stockton. Sol., Bainbridge, Middlesborough of Sol., Joel, Newcastle upon Tyne
HOTUER ALL, THOMAS, innkeeper, Sulford; Dec. 5, at two, at JORDISON, THOMAS NORTH, grocer, Reform-ter, Park-la, Totten.
ofice of Sols., Wheeler and Deane, Blackburn

ham ; Dec. 11, at two, at the Chamber of Commerce, Cheapside.
HELE, RICHARD, Waterman, Over, near Winsford : Dec. 11, at Sols., Harcourt and Macarthur,
eleven, at ottice or sol., Bent, Winstori

KAYE, JOSEPH, woollen manufacturer, Halifax; Dec. 12, at three, HOST, CHARLES, auctioneer, Horsham; Dec. 12. at three, at at office of Sols., IIolroyde and smith, Halifax hce of Sol, Lainb, Brighton

LATHAM, ALEERT, surveyor, St. Peter's-rd and Katherine-st, IVINY, CHARLES, soda water manufacturer, Manchester, trading Croydon: Dec. 13, at one, at the Guildhall Coffee-house,

na Lingard and Co.; Dec. 8, at three, at the Clarence hotel, Gresham-st. Sol., Parry, Croydon Manchester. Sol., Leigh, Manchester

LEA, RICHARI), chemist, Romsey: Dec, 13, at one, at the Guild. JAGGER, WILLIAM, grocer, Sheffield ; Deo. 6, at one, at office of hail Coffee House, King-st, Cheapside. Sol.. Kilby, Southampton SOL, Machen, Shefeld

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

Andree, A. commercial clerk, second, 3d. McNeill, Manchester.
- Binbridge, W. victualler, &c., first, 774. Paget, -
Bray, Child, and Ruby, colliery proprietors, first, 31d. Kinnear,
Birmingham.- Bridgman, E. corn and flour dealer, sixth, 28. 4.
Paget, Basinghall-st.-Brown, J. tin plate worker, first, a.
McNeill, Manchester.- Elphick, w. wine merchant, first, 36, 14d.
Paget, Basinghall-st.- Hammopil, T. E. stationer, first, lx. .
Paget, Basinghall-st. --Jackrou, B. A. builder, first, 18, 9fd. Paget, --Jerrell, T. W. surgeon, sixth, 23. 64. Paget, Basing-
hall-st.-Jockisch, J. G. commission agent, second, Ojd. MoNeill,
Manchester.- Jours, R. hutcher, first, 18. 8. Kinnear, Birming-
ham.--Linee, J. brewer (on new proofs) jul. Kinnear, Birmingham.
- Vapper, T. surgeon, second.ind. Paget, Basinghall-st. - Rouch,
C. c. out of business, first, 2x 1 Kinnear, Biriningham.-Royle,
S. provision dealer, first, 2. 6. McNeill, Manchester.--- Walton,
S. W. printer, recond, 11. McNeill, Manchester.- Wright, S, hotel
keeper, second, H. McNeill, Maxchester.-Yermans and Stamfurith
ironmongers (first and second 7s. 10.d. on new proofs), second,
ls. 1d. Paget, Basinghall-st.

Balshare, G. baker, first, 2s.6d. At oftices of Trust. H. Carmichael, 1, Cambridge-chmbs, 17A, Lord-st, Liverpool.- Barn, W. watch. maker, 8s. At othces of J. Greener and Co., accountants, 62, Grey. st, Newcastle.- Fuisey, J. jeweller, first, 28. At offices of Eddy and Bellrinxer, 36, High-st, stockton. ielking, W.L. Rhoswioll.lodge, par. Saint Martin's, second and final, . An officer of I rust. W Eddy, the Fron, Llangollen.-Harrie, E. B. grocer, first and final, 8. At offices of Trust. Milne, 7, Norfolk st, Manchester. -Head, W. B. hotel proprietor, first, 1*. At Trust, H. Hony. 2, King-st, Cheapside.--Incae, E. B. 20. At offices of Wenham Brothers, 18, Austin-friars. - James, E. builder, first, 28. d. At 23, Coleman-st.--kiramayh, F. J. pearl worker, first and final, 10 d. At Trust. Bunkle, accountant, 27, Waterloo-st, Birmingham.-Kemp, J. ironmonger, first, 3*. At Trust. J. Keinp, 46, Cannon-st, city London.-Sleer, G. grocer, second, 60, Trust. T. Lucy, 17. St. Swithin's lu,, J. joiner, first and final 12. 10d. At offices of Sols. Marriott and Woodall, Manchester Traris, H. jun., and Bamford, E, flannel manufacturers, second and final, 28. 514. At offices of Trust. E. Woodcock, 1, Old Marketchrbs, Rochdale.

Apply at Provisional Assignee's Office, Portugal-st, Lincoln's

inn, betrecen 11 and 2 on Tuesdays.
Cooper, T. artist, King William-st, fifth, Iul. making 208.-Senda.
more, W. F. out of busine-8. Brompton, fifth, *. -- Wilder, D. H.
muster in the Royal Navy, Southsea, second, 9s, 31.


LEAVERS, WILLIAM, framesmith, Radiord; Dec. 11, at twelve, at JESSER, RICHARD, no occupation,; Dec. 11, at twelve, office nf Shelton. Noc:ingham

at the Brewer's Arms inn, High-st, St. Michael's, Lewes. Sol., LISTER, STEPHEX, provision dealer, Sheffield ;Dec, 11, at three, at Holinan, Leves

offices of Sol., Clegg, Sheffield JORDAN, GEORGE, boot manufacturer, Birmingham; Dec. 5, at LOCKWOOD, JOWITT. and ROBERTS, JOHN SHARP ROBINSON, three, at office of Sol., Parry, Birini gham

cloth finishers, Holbeck, near Leeds; Dec. 7, at three, at office of KATE, WILSON, builder, Burnsley; Dec. 7, at hall past twelve, at Sol., Spirett, Leed: office of Sol., Dibb, Barnsley

LOMAS, WILLIAM, baker, Lewisham; Dec. 19, at three, at office of
KESWARD, ROBERT, chemist, Landport; Dec.7, at eleven, at Sol., Green, Cannon-st
office of Sol., Walker, Portsen

MCKELVEY, THOMAS, licseed vietualler, Dudley-st, Soho: Dec. 13,
KING, JOHN, cooper, Luton; Dec. 7, at three, at omce of Sol., at two, at office of Sol., Lomax, Old Bond-st, Piccadilly
Seargiu, Luton

MAY, JOSEPH, agent, Swansea; Nov. 7, at twelve, at office of
LosGHURST, TROXAS, corn merchant, Camberwell-rd, Camber. Sol., Middleton, Neath

well; Dec. 13, at two, at offices of Slater and Pannell, accoun. MEE, JOHX, farmer, Gorton; Dec. 8, at three, at office of Sols.,
tants, Guildhall.chibs, Basinghall-st. Sol., Hewitt, Nicholas. Sutton and Elliott, Manchester

MILNE, ALEXANDER, furnishing {ronmonger, Great,
MAIN, EDWARD, clothier, Newcastle; Dec. 7, at two, at office of Westminster ; Dec. 12 at one, at office of Sol., Reeve, Lily pot-la,
Sol, Joel, Newcastle

MCGCFFIE, DAVID COLTON, draper, Fulton-villas, Arragon-rd, MITCHELL, SAMUEL, card manufacturer, Huddersfield ; Dec. 12,

Tickenham: Dec. 11, at eleven, at ottice of Sol., Haigh, jun., at three, at:office of Sol., Meller. Huddersfield
Kinx-st, Cheapside

MURCHIE, JOJN, cabinet maker, Carlisle; Dec. 12, at two, at
MERCER, THOMAS, architect, Great Crosby and Liverpool; Dec. 8, office of Sol., Wright, Carlisle
th at office of Sol., Forrest, Liverpool

ORBAX, MICHAEL JAMES GEORGE, ructioneer, Cannon-st; Dec. 8, MITCHELL., ROBERT.PARKIN, Curd manufacturer, Honley; Dec. at eleven, at ottice of Messrs. Eady and Champion, Great Win i, at eleven, at office of Sol., Sykes, Huddersfield Sol., Eady MORRINOX, ROBEKT, bedding manufacturers, Liverpool; Dec. 7, PARKER, JOHN BLAKE, out of business, St. John', West at three, at ottice of sol., Yates, Liverpool

Sinithfield: Dec. 15, rt three, at office of Mr. Birkhull. South. SEWMAN, HENRY, farmer, Eaton; Dec. 5, at twelve, at the County ampton.bldg, Chancery-la. Sol., Harrison, Furnival's inn Court, Sorwich. Sol., Chitlock, Norwich

PATCHETT, JOAX, grocer, Walthamstow; Dec. 13, at twelve, at PARKER, GEORGE, victualler, Dean-st, Soho; Dec. 5, at three, at Office of Sols., Carter and Bell, Leadenhall-st thce of Sol, Mojen, Southampton-st, Bloomsbury

PEARCE, WILLIAM, and PEARE, WILLIAM THOMAN, wine mer. PALMER, THOMAS, blacksmith, Whitehaven; Dec. 7, at three, at chants, Swanteu, Dec. 12, at two, at office of Sols., Strick and Orice of Sol, Mason, Whitehaven

Bellingham, Swansea PEARSON, JAMES, victualler, Liverpool; Deo. 7, at three, at otce PODMORE, EDWARD, grocer, King's-rd, and Church-st, Chelsea ; or Suls., Duke and Gutte y, Liverpool

Dec. 18, at twelve, at the Guildhall Coffee house, PEYBERTOS, JOHX, brewer, Barnsley: Dec. 7, at three, at offices Sols., Courtenay and Croome, Gracechurch-st of Su.. Dibb, Barnsley

RACKSTROW, WILLIAM CHARLES, banker's clerk, London-ter, PKEBBLE, FREDERICK THOMAS, builder, Benhill-rd, Camber. London-fields, Hackney: Dec. 12. at two, at office of Sol.,

well. Dec. 11, at two, at offices of Slater and Pannell, Guildhall. Slackpoole, Pinner's-hall, Old Broad xt combe, Banghall-st. Sul., Mileham, Poultry

RALSTON, GERARD, merchant,,, Regent. RAISTORD, ELIZABETH, shopkeeper, Widnes, Dec. 5, at three, at st, and the London Institution, Finsbury-circus; Dec. 14, at

offices of J. Robinson, accountant, Lord-st, Liverpool, Sol., twelve, at office of Sols., Courtenay and Croome, GracechurchHore, Liverpool

street BBI KTN, DAVID, notary's clerk, Clarendon-villas, Ealing: Dec. RAWE, EMILY, grocer,, Brixton-hill; Dec. &. at

+, st two, at ottices of Sol., Cheston, Great Winchester-st.blogs twelve, at office of Sols., Carter and Bell,
ROWLAND, THOMAS, grocer, Ashton New-rd, Bradford, near Man. ROBERTY, JOHN, and ROBERTS, WILLIAM, dealers in hair, Brad.

chester, Dec. e, at two, at uffices of sol., Addleshaw, Manchester ford; Dec, 7, at ten, at office of Sol., Hargreaves, Bradford
RYL, JOHN, shoemaker, Wetherden; Dec. 7, at ten, at offlc.sef ROWLEY, GEORGE, out of business, Shelton; Dec. 7, at eleven, at
Messrs. Gudgeon, Stowmarket

office of Sol., Tennant, Hanley
SAKER, EVERARD HARRISSOx, grocer, Scarborough; Dec. 15, at SCHOFIELD, JOHN WILLIAM, shoemaker, Huddersfield ; Dec. 18,

twelve, at offices of Sols., Druwbridge and Rowntree, Scar. at four, at office of Sols., Learoyd and Learoyd, Huddersfield borough

SYKES, HENRY CECIL, gentlemin,, Hammersmith; SIRBALD, THOMAS, draper, Aberdare; Dec. 6, at twelve, at offices Dec. 7, at twelve, at office of Sol., Smith, Great James-st, Bed of sol, Morgan, Cardiff

ford row SXITU, CHARLES, jun., butcher, Northampton; Dec. 13, at eleven, SMITHSON, ALLEX, contractor, Batley; Dec, 11, at three, at office ut once of sol., White, Northampton

of Sol., Schofield, Batley SITU, JAMES, labourer, Wimblebury, near Cannock; Dec. 8, at TAYLOR. EDWARD FERGUSON, collector for the East Barnet Gas

twelve, at the Old Crown Hotel, Lichfield. Sols., Barnes and and Water Co., Dec. 6, at twelve, at office of Sol., Davis, Bedford. Russell, Lichfield

row, Holborn
SUTTON, GERGE FREDERICK, cheeremonger, Britannia - ter, TESSIER, FREDERICK GORDELIER, commercial clerk, Walbrook ;

Kenal-town: Dec. 11, at two, at the Inns of Court Hotel, High Dec. 6, at twelve, at offices of the London Warehousemen's
Bhora Sol., Clarke, St. Mary's-84, Paddirgton

Association, Cutter-la. Sol,, Plunket, Gutter-la
TA KLR, JAMES, and TASKER, ELIJAH, sconemerchants, Stone. WARREN, GEORGE, restaura'nt keeper, Harrogate; Dec. 12, at

naids, Hampsteud-heach Railway Station; Dec. 14, at three, at twelve, at office of Sol., Bateson, Harrogate


HARRIS.-On the 26th ult, the wife of Richard Harris, Esq.

solicitor, of No. 7, St. Ann's villas, Royal.crescent, W., of a

daughter. HARRISON.-On the 28th ult., at 1, Southwick place, Hyde-park.

square, the wife of Frederick Harrison, of Lincoln's-inn, of a

HOLLAND.-On the 21th ult, at Sunnyside, Wimbledon, the wife

of E. Thurstan Holland, of Lincoln's inn, barrister-at-law, of a

daughter. SAINT-On the 21st ult., at Groombridge-place, Kent, the wife of

John James Heath Saint, Esq., of the Inner Temple, barrister.

at-law, of a son.
SPITTA.-On the oth Oct., at Lahore, Punjab, the wife of C. H

Spitta, Esq., barrister-at-law, of a son.
WILBERFORCE.-On the 23rd ult., at Aylesbury-villa, Spring.

grove, the wife of Edward Wilberforce, Esq., barister-at-law, ot
a daughter.

DAVIDSON-GORDON.-On the 14th ult., at St. Clement Danes,

London, John Richard Davidson, E-9., of the Middle Temple,
barrister-at-law, to Grace, only child of the late Daniel Glass.

ford Gordon, Esq., of Courland, Tubago.
GILBERTSOX-RAW.-On the 23rd ult, at the parish church of St.

John, Preston, Lancashire, William Gilbertson, solicitor, of
Preston, to Mary Elizabeth, second daughter of the late John

Raw, of Preston.
WIDDOWS-SHOESMITH. - On the 28th ult., at Holy Trinity

Church, St. Mary, Newington, Mr. Thomas Widdows, of 11, New.
inn, Strand, London, and 8, Croxted-road, Dulwich, solicitor, to
Bessie, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Matthew William Shoe
smith, of Great Dover street, Southwark.
WALKER-WOOD.--On the 22nd ult., at St. Martin's Church, Scar

borough, Edward Robinson Walker, of Manchester, solicitor, to
Lala, second daughter of Edward Wood, Esq., of Westwood
Mount, Scarborough.

ASTOX.-On the 3rd ult., at Hereford, aged 51, wmiam Aston.

Esq., solicitor.
CHAPMAN.-On the 21th ult, at Uxbridge, Middlesex, aged 77,
William Chapman, Esq., formerly of Devonport, solicitor, after

short Illness.
HARVEY.-On the oth ult.. at Moreton Hampstead, Devon

aged 72, Moses Woolland Harvey, Exq., solicitor.
HAYWARD.-On the 24th ult., at Queen's road, Bayswater, Philip
Hayward, Esq., of Marden, in the county of Wilts, and of the

Inner Temple, London.
LLOYD.- On the Bh ult, at Holles-street, Cavendish square.

agod 29, Wiliam Hodson Lloyd, barrister-at-law, of che Middlo
Temple, and of the Midland Circuit.
PARK.-On the 21st ult, at Heddon house. I leworth, aged 6.

Alexander Atherton Park, Esq., Senior Master of the Court of

Common Pleas.
SMITH-On the 18th ult., at Edinburgh, Eaglesfeld Bradshaw

Archibald Lockhart Smith, Esq., Fellow of Christ's College
Cambridge, and barrister-at-law, Lincoln's-inn.



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EVERYONE interested in the subject ought to know that which a correspondent of the Times has taken some pains to communicate, namely, that the Bar is a close corporation. From attorneys, a high authority said recently, all business must come to the Bar. We are not about to discuss this admitted fact as a fact, and deplore the misfortunes of barristers whose abilities or whose kinship if they have any, are not made known to those who might assist them. We have but a single observation to make, which we put forward with the more deliberation as being opposed to the views entertained by us hitherto. There being many barristers who would be glad to do the work of attorneys, there being an equal or larger number of attorneys capable of doing, and who are doing to a great extent the work of barristers, and the education being made the same, what argument can be used against giving the barrister who has mistaken his career an easily available locus pænitentiæ, or, on the other hand, against opening to the attorney an easy path to the very highest honours of the Bar ? In short, if the Bar and the attorneys are placed on the same level by education, why should there be any division in practice ? In our opinion, amalgamation is inevitable. Day by day the business, peculiar to the Bar as a close corporation, at any rate the Common Law Bar, is diminishing-it is being done by attorneys in the Bankruptcy Court and in the County Courts. It is in the interest of the Bar to amalgamate-the attorneys desire it. The objection to the barrier being maintained before the advance of education is not sufficiently substantial to bear discussion.

Topics of the Week

93 Treaty Obligations and American Fisher.

94 The Judicial Remonstrance

95 County Court Juries.

The Cunpromise of Suits as Considera-
tion for a Promise

The Elements of the Law of Average
Notes on English Law Reform and Legal

Court of Appeal in Chancery..

98 Roll Court

99 V.C. Malina' Court

29 V.C. Bacon's Court.

93 Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes 90 Court of Admiralty

Stock and Share Markets

Reports of Sales
Soe of New Decisions

100 Bail Court

100 trelaimed Stock

101 App intments

101 Creditors under Estates in Chancery 101 1 Creditors under 22 & * Vict. c. 35

101 TUZ BEYCH AXD THE BAR:Gurerent and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

Stoso e Decisions...

Broat Quarter Sessions
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103 MERCASTILE LAW:Notes of Xew Decisions

103 YABITINE LAY:Note of New Decisions

103 BAYKROPTCY LAW; Bradford County Court...


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106 Solicitors' Benevolent Asgociation.

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We understand that at a recent meeting of the committee appointed by the Common Council of the Corporation to consider the question of admiralty jurisdiction as administered in the City of London Court, terms were offered to the learned Judge of that court with a view to his continuing to exercise that jurisdiction, but that these terms were rejected. As a consequence, we are told, efforts will be made to transfer the jurisdiction to some other court. Various suggestions have been made, one to restore the Court of Hustings, a proposal vigorously advocated in a pamphlet by Mr. TORR, the deputy-registrar of the Marylebone County Court, whose views, however, have since tended rather to favour the conferring of jurisdiction upon the Lord Mayor's Court. This latter course met with more favour with us than a proposal to restore or to create another court, and we understand that the city solicitors are in favour of it. The Lord Mayor's Court is not a County Court, and cannot be dealt with by an Order in Council, but Mr. Torr suggests an exercise of the Royal prerogative, and he hopes that HER MAJESTY may be advised to graciously grant a royal charter or commission to the Lord Mayor and reputed Admiral of the port of London, the Aldermen, the Recorder, and other city Judges, and their customary lawful deputies (being barristers of seven years' standing), to be appointed by the Court of Common Council as Judges of the Court of Hustings of the City of London, for the hearing and determination of admiralty and maritime causes arising within the limits of the city and port of London, in the Court of Hustings of the said city, according to admiralty law and procedure, scale of fees, and costs prevailing in the High Court of Admiralty of England, in cases not within or exceeding the limits of the admiralty jurisdiction of the County Courts, and in cases within the limits thereof, according to the provisions of the County Courts Admiralty Jurisdiction Acts 1868-9, and the orders, rules, and regulations, forms, and scales of costs framed in pursuance thereof." Such a scheme is the only one in which we concur, and it would be desirable if the LORD CHANCELLOR conld see his way to carry it iuto effect.

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The Bar Association of New York has appointed a committee to take such action as may be deemed proper in relation to the general reform of the law, and especially of the Code of Procedure. This would seem to evidence more energy and public spirit that is possessed by English lawyers.

We are informed by a member of the Northern Circuit, who was with Mr. Quain on Wednesday evening, that the rumoured appointment of that learned gentleman to the vacant Judgeship in the Queen's Bench is, if not wholly unfounded, at any rate premature. But as the CHIEF JUSTICE is about to start for Geneva no time ought to be lost in giving the Queen's Bench its full complement of Judges.

VOL. LII.-No. 1497.,

ONE plan of stopping the extension of chaos in our law is by the introduction of harmony into the decisions of our courts. But so far from approaching to anything like harmony the decisions seem to be drifting farther apart than ever. Within a few days we have had singular illustrations of this in our courts of common law. One case had reference to the validity of a custom prevailing among brokers. We do not propose to discuss the question, for the very sufficient reason that it is one upon which Lords ABINGER and

Court of Bankruptcy. Lord Justice MELLISH considered that the 72nd section gives the Court of Bankruptcy the right to decide in what court any particular case shall be tried, and an implied power to restrain proceedings in other courts. Considering the extended jurisdiction of the County Courts this is very important. Any County Court may assume to decide most important claims to property; and, were there not a free right of appeal, we should consider such a power decidedly dangerous. As it is, the policy of the law is doubtful.

WENSLEYDALE are at variance, and upon which the Court of Common Pleas, as lately constituted, is equally divided, the LORD CHEF Justice and Mr. Justice MONTAGUE Suitu holding one way, and Mr. Justice WILLES and Mr. Justice KEATING the other. A second case has reference to certain fixtures which, it was contended, were mere movable chattels. The point was very important, inasmuch as certain mills containing some hundreds of looms were mortgaged to bankers, and on the bankruptcy of the mortgagors their assignees claimed the looms, which the bankers contended were part of the mill. In the argument it was pointed out that the decision in the Queen's Bench, on which the decision in this case had proceeded, was directly opposed to a previous case in the Exchequer, and also to another case in the Queen's Bench, in which the judgment was delivered by Mr. Justice BLACKBURN ; and it was added that the Exchequer decision had been declared right in another case in the Queen's Bench. And the present LORD CHANCELLOR had decided a case as Vice Chancellor in accordance with the decision under appeal. This state of things brings us back to a suggestion, which we have made more than once, that there should be a standing committee of legal and other members of the House of Commons, to whom matters of conflict in legal decisions should be referred. It seems a great hardship that suitors should be made to pay the expense of rendering the confusion in our law worse confounded, without any reasonable certainty of obtaining just decisions in their particular causes. THERE are one or two matters connected with the proposed Central School of Law which seem to be misunderstood. A doubt appears to exist as to its tendency to draw all legal education to itself, and to increase the expense of candidates for practice. A few words suffice to explain the position taken up by Sir ROUNDELL PALMER. He admits that he hopes to see the school providing such excellent education that the great bulk of law students will flock to it; but at the same time no monopoly is desired, and if Government adopts the scheme of the Legal Education Association, any student will be able to carry on his studies in whatever manner he pleases, simply submitting to the examinations imposed by the governing body of the school. Suggestions have been thrown out, ever since Sir ROUNDELL PALMER's speech, that students would acquire the notion that the examiners would favour those students educated in the classes of the school. Nothing could be more distinct than Sir R. Palmer's disclaimer of any intention to create a monopoly or to give the examiners even an indirect influence such as would arise from an interest in the welfare of the school. He said, “I have never asked for a monopoly, and still less a monopoly guarded by the examinations of the educators, which would undoubtedly be a system likely to lead to objectionable results.” Moreover, the fact that the association encourages the establishment of provincial law schools is sufficient to prove that it will accept education wherever it finds it, and will recognise it whenever it reaches the standard which the examiners appointed by the senate of the school may deem it wise to adopt. There is no doubt that this standard will be very much higher than any that we have at present, and it is to be hoped that no favour will be shown to any class of candidates so as to enable them to enter the Profession by any save the recognised means. As Sir R. PALMER very justly observes, the more liberal you make the education of the Profession, the more likely is the number of disreputable members to diminish. This applies to both branches of the Profession, and if this one result were attained by the extension of education it ought to be promoted with the whole strength of the Profession.

TREATY OBLIGATIONS AND AMERICAN FISHERMEN, Some complaints are heard regarding the operation upon American fishermen of the Treaty of 1818, taken together with the Dominion Acts of 1868 and 1870. Two American fishing vessels were condemned during last month by the Judge of the Vice-Admiralty Court at Halifax for fishing within waters where it is prohibited by the Convention. In the one case a vessel was charged with

preparing to fish" in prohibited waters, the fact being that she had run into a bay to get bait, and persisted in remaining there. The facts are well stated by the learned Judge: “There is no charge here of taking fish for bait or otherwise, nor of drying or curing fish, nor of obtaining supplies or trading. The defendants allege that the Nickerson entered the bay of Ingonish, and anchored within three marine miles of the shore for the purpose of obtaining water and taking off two of her men, who had friends on shore. Neither the master nor the crew on board thereof, in the words of the responsive allegation, "fishing, preparing to fish, nor procuring bait wherewith to fish, nor having been fishing in British waters within three marine miles of the coast." Had this been proved it would have been a complete defence, nor would the court have been disposed to narrow it as respects either water, provisions, or wood. But the evidence conclusively shows that the allegation put in is untrue. The defendants have not claimed in their plea what their counsel claimed at the hearing, and their evidence has utterly failed them. The vessel went in, not to obtain water or men, as the allegation says, nor to obtain water and provisions as their witness says, but to purchase or procure bait, which, as I take it, is a preparing to fish, and it was contended that they had a right to do so, and that no forfeiture accrued to such entering. The answer is that if a pririlege to enter our harbours for bait was to be conceded to American fishermen, it ought to have been in the treaty, and it is too important a matter to hare been accidentally overlooked. We know, indeed, from the State papers, that it was not overlooked, that it was suggested and declined. But the Court, as I have already intimated, does not insist upon that as a reason for its judgment. What may be justly and fairly insisted on is that, beyond the four purposes specified in the treaty, shelter, repairs, water and wood, here is another purpose or claim not specified, while the treaty itself declares that no such other purpose or claim shall be received to justify an entry. It appears to me an inevitable conclusion that the J. H. Nickerson, in entering the Bay of Ingonish for the purpose of procuring bait, and evincing that purpose by purchasing or procuring bait while there, became liable to forfeiture, and upon the true construction of the treaty and Acts of Parliament was legally seized. I direct, therefore, the usual decree to be filed for condemnation of vessel and cargo, and for distribution of the proceeds according to the Dominion Act of 1870.” In the other case, that of the Wampatuck, the crew actually fished within the limits, and the only real defence was that it was done in the absence of the captain. The learned Judge held, that the ship must be condemned for the wilful infringement of the statute by the crew.

In this latter case the Acts of 1868 and 1870 were severely attacked by the advocates, the latter Act being somewhat stricter than the former, not even requiring that trespassers should be warned before their vessel may be seized. It declares that “if any foreign ship or vessel have been found fishing, or preparing to fish, or to have been fishing (in British waters) within the prescribed limits, such ship, vessel or boat, and the tackle, rigging, apparel, furniture, stores, and cargo thereof shall be forfeited. Penalties, however, may be remitted by the Governor-General in Council, under powers conferred by the Act of 1868. The obligations of treaties must be strictly enforced, and there being this opportunity given to the Government to allow condemned vessels to be restored to their owners in exceptional cases, we can see no objection to the Dominion Acts, and confidence is reposed in the moderation of the Government. On this point we have the testimony of the learned Judge, who said, “Although I was told that little confidence was to be placed in the moderation of Governments, it is obvious that confidence is placed in it by the authorities and by the people of the United States; and it is a fact honourable to both parties, that the naval forces employed on the fishing grounds in the past season, have acted in perfect harmony, and carried out the provisions of the Treaty in good faith.” Under these circumstances we conceive the legislation may be said to work satisfactorily, and it ought not to be condemned because one set of American fishermen become excited, and another set is obstinate. The judgments in both the cases referred to are lucid, and do not appear to us to be in the least degree unduly severe.

The jurisdiction of the Court of Bankruptcy in restraining actions to try the right to the property of bankrupts is undoubtedly important, but it is regarded with some jealousy by the Profession, who conceive that the common law courts ought to exercise jurisdiction over such matters. The 72nd section of the Bankruptcy Act 1869 is in the widest possible terms to the effect that, “subject to the provisions of this Act, every court having jurisdiction in bankruptcy under this Act shall have full power to decide all questions of priorities, and all other questions whatsoever, whether of law or fact, arising in any case of bankruptcy coming within the cognisance of such court, or which the court may deem it expedient or necessary to decide for the purpose of doing complete justice or making a complete distribution of property in any such case.” And by the same section the court is not to be restrained by any other court, and in the exercise of the equitable jurisdiction conferred by sects. 65 and 66, may restrain proceedings in other courts. An attempt to put a limit to the jurisdiction given by sect. 72 was made in Ex parte Cohen, re Sparke (25 L. T. Rep. N. S. 473), where an action of trover by a mortgagee under a bill of sale against the trustee under a liquidation was restrained by a County Court Judge. On appeal, it was held that the injunction was rightly granted, Lord Justice James expressing the opinion that this was just such a case as was aimed at by the 72nd section. The transaction with reference to the bill of sale was condemned as fraudulent, and it was contended that the Court of Chancery would not restrain a court of common law from trying a question of fraud. But the LORDS JUSTICES concurred that as the question had relation to the assets of the bankrupt, it was a proper question for the


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dent, and a desire to make both the nominees of the Crown and For one Judge, however eminent, to protest against the creation the circumstances of their nomination acceptable to the judgment of another, is primâ facie a strong measure, and we may be per

and the moral sense of the nation are indispensable conditions fectly certain that the protest which has been addressed to the of that immense patronage which Ministers possess. One or two Government concerning the translation of Sir R. P. COLLIER audacious acts like the present are enough to shake the system to would never have emanated from a Judge of such keen discrimina- its foundation. No thinking man can fail to see what perversion tion as Sir A. COCKBURN, had he not felt that a constitutional of justice and morality may follow if the power to make colourable question was involved, and that a precedent was about to be appointments as a qualification for others of higher position be created by the act of the Government of a most objectionable and conceded. If a civilian were gazetted lieutenant, captain, major, dangerous character. In the letters which the LORD CHIEF and colonel within a week, or if a member of the House of Justice has made public, and which we preserve elsewhere, as

Commons were ordained a deacon to-day, a priest to-morrow, and being matters of historical interest, his Lordship justifies his a bishop the next day, the cases would be in no way different in interference, which would seem to have been resented somewhat principle from the present, in which the Court of Common Pleas rudely by the LORD CHANCELLOR. In such a matter the right, and has been degraded by the farce of an Attorney-General taking his indeed the duty, of the LORD CHIEF JUSTICE is indisputable. He

seat for a few hours in order that he may be specially qualified' is the head of the tribunals of common law in England, and it is for the Privy Council. If such things be done Parliament will only by a peculiarity of our constitution, or by an accident of his have either to withdraw the patronage now confided to the Governposition, that he has not a power of Parliamentary utterance. ment, or to bind ministers by language carefully studied so as to To take advantage of this circumstance seems to us to be as defy evasion. The evils of such an attitude of suspicion need not ungracious an act on the part of the LORD CHANCELLOR, as the be dwelt upon. With every respect, therefore, for Sir ROBERT head of the Bench, as it was inexpedient in his capacity as a COLLIER, whose claims to any judicial office which he might legally member of the Government.

fill we fully recognise, we must hold that the Government has been So much for the personal bearings of the question. Its profes- guilty of a most reprehensible act, and has established a most sional and political bearings are equally definite and clear. dangerous precedent. Legislature passed an Act, and it is impossible, unless the lan- The Pali Mall Gazette condemns the Government in language guage of it is ambiguous, to go behind it. The LORD CHIEF

more caustic, thus :-“ ATHANASIUS 'contra mundum!' JUSTICE says, that the meaning of the Legislature in passing that HATHERLEY against the Bench and the Bar! It is a proud position Act is plain and unmistakable : “ It was intended to secure in -if you are quite sure that you are ATHANASIUS. It may be the constitution of the high appellate tribunal, by which appeals, assumed the LORD CHANCELLOR feels no doubt upon this latter many of them in cases of vast importance, from our Indian pos- point, and is even now preparing the explanation which, when sessions as well as from the rest of our colonial empire, are to be

delivered from his place in Parliament, will reduce gainsayers to finally decided, the appointment of persons who had already held confusion, and impart to others the conviction now shared, projudicial office as Judges of the Superior Court.” This, we believe, bably by none but himself and Mr. GLADSTONE-unless, indeed, is the interpretation put upon the Act by every person connected Mr. GLADSTONE's misrepresentation of Sir A. Cockburn's meaning, with the legal Profession, and it is with some surprise, there- and his haste in handing on his letter, are due to the want of fore, that we find a formidable organ in the press seeking to show

such a conviction even now—that the arrangement was justified that Parliament meant something more than it has expressed. as regards both its fitness and legality. As a mere object of intelThe Daily Telegraph argues thus : In spite of what is said by lectual interest the LORD CHANCELLOR's defence—as well as that Sir ALEXANDER COCKBURN, the truth appears to be that in restrict- which the PREMIER will be called upon to make—may be waited for ing the choice to the list of certain Judges, Parliament did not with curiosity, though without impatience. But it is a gross mean to shut out the ATTORNEY-GENERAL, but only to secure com- abuse of authority that it should have to be delivered in behalf of petent members of a tribunal which has gathered unexpected and a completed instead of an inchoate transaction. The conduct of vast importance as the Supreme Court of Appeal for the Church the Government wears a new complexion since the publication of of England, for the Colonies, and for our Indian Empire. Etiquette this correspondence. They now stand condemned, not merely of gives an Attorney-General a claim, not only to any puisne judge

having made a mistake, not merely of having ventured to tamper ship, but to any chief justiceship that may fall vacant during his with an Act of Parliament, but of a deliberate and high-handed term of place. Had Sir ALEXANDER COCKBURN himself seen fit persistence in their misdeeds after the most serious remonstrance to retire, and thus deprive the public of a brilliant judicial intellect, of which the nature of the case admitted. The spirit of the statute Sir ROBERT COLLIER might have taken his place. If then, the late law has been violated, and the judicial office degraded, in the face ATTORNEY-GENERAL must be deemed fit to discharge the highest of every warning; and this double crime has been committed by duties which fall to the head of the English law courts, he is the First Minister of the Crown and the Lord High Chancellor of obviously qualified to be a member of that committee which the Great Britain." recent Act intended to recruit with Judges precisely of that class. After this it can scarcely be denied that as regards its legal This style of argument strikes us as utterly fallacious. In the appointments Mr. GLADSTONE's Government is absolutely and first place, the truth does not appear to be that Parliament intended utterly disgraced. to include the ATTORNEY-GENERAL in the persons eligible for promotion to the Privy Council. In the second place, to say that because etiquette gives to the ATTORNEY-GENERAL a claim to a

COUNTY COURT JURIES. chief justiceship, therefore every ATTORNEY-GENERAL is fit for a seat An amusing and edifying correspondence appeared in the Times in the Privy Council is manifestly absurd, for it is to assume that last week touching the proceedings of Mr. HOMERSHAM Cox in his every ATTORNEY-GENERAL is fit to be a chief justice; to rebut capacity of County Court Judge. Mr. Cox publicly announced which assumption we need not go back to any very remote period

that in his court he had called upon several highly respectable of our legal history. It is perfectly plain to every lawyer that a gentlemen to act as jurymen. Thereupon, as we noticed last fairly good law officer of the Crown may make an incapable and week, a barrister wrote a letter expressing his surprise at the promischievous chief justice, and such an individual would be a most ceeding. This called forth a reply from some one who appends undesirable element in a court from which there is no appeal. the signature of “ Lex” to a letter which shows an utter ignorance What Parliament and the country hoped to obtain was a tribunal of

the principles of construction applied to Acts of Parliament. of tried judges, and it could never have been intended that an " The barrister," he tells the public, “has found a mare's nest.” Attorney-General should be deemed entitled to try his 'prentice This is a bold assertion, and is made inconceivably stupid by hand in hearing appeals from our judges all over the world. All the lame argument which is called in to support it. The arguremarks elicited by the conduct of the Government must be con- ment was this: “ The 72nd section of the County Court Act 1846, sidered as made generally, for everyone must share the anxiety of directs that whenever a jury shall be required, the clerk of the the LORD Cmer JUSTICE to avoid saying anything ungenerous court shall cause so many of the persons named in the list, as shall in disparargement of Sir ROBERT COLLIER.

be needed in the opinion of the Judge, to be summoned to attend All that we have now to anticipate is not the repair of the mis- the court, at a time and place to be mentioned in the summons.' chief—as a matter of precedent it is irreparable ; but the explanation In the present case the summons was oral, and there is nothing in of the LORD CHANCELLOR. Under such circumstances it is useful the statute requiring that it should be in writing.” The writer to observe the opinions held outside the Profession, and two of adds, “The practice of calling a jury, de circumstantibus, is frethe leading journals have expressed their views in terms most quently adopted by County Court Judges.” anmeasured and severe. By adopting them we show that we do The individual who penned this must have lost his legal sense not consider them in any way unmerited, and we prefer to adopt in his haste to vindicate the Judge, for his contention carries its them rather than reiterate the complaint which we have already refutation on its face. This is pointed out by the author of the made.

mare's nest, who remarks that full directions as to the form of the The Timcs says that “ When Parliament meets Lord HATHERLEY summons and the mode of service are given in the Act, and obviwill, no doubt, be called upon to make the explanations he now ously if a summons could be verbal, no directions would have been refuses. The subject involves considerations so serious that even given as to service, as the Act would not have permitted a verbal the use of the Royal Prerogative in the matter of Purchase was of summons to be given to a wife or servant, or any inmate, at the less significance. It affects the very existence of the system by juror's usual place of abode. which the appointments to high office throughout the empire have But it is almost condescending too much to notice the positions been confided to the Queen's Government. A sentiment of taken up by Lex, if we except the final observation. It is stated honour, a respect for tacit understandings, a deference to prece- that it is a common custom among County Court Judges to sum



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