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title or interest of any person who, before the receiving order and without notice of the presentation of a bankruptcy petition, has bona fide and for value purchased or acquired from the persons benefited by the covenant the money or property the subject thereof or any interest in it.

OCCASIONAL NOTES.

Mr. Justice Bankes will sit in King's Bench Judges' Chambers on Wednesday next, at 10.30, to hear applications and summonses, and on the following day will sit in the Lord Chief Justice's Court, at 10.30, to hear motions, applications, and other Vacation business.

The August general sessions for cases arising on the north and south sides of the Thames will commence on Tuesday next, at the Sessions-house, Newington, at 10.30.

An intermediate session for cases arising in the county of Middlesex will commence on Wednesday next, at the Caxton Hall, Caxton-street, Westminster, at 10.30.

Gray's-inn Chapel is now closed for the Long Vacation. It will reopen for Divine service in October.

Mr. Justice Horridge left London on Thursday last for Homburg, where he will spend the first part of the Long Vacation. On the retirement of Mr. T. W. Reed in October next, Mr. J. Kenyon will become the senior associate of the King's Bench Division.

The Spring Match Play Tournament of the London Solicitors' Golfing Society was won by Mr. T. Fergus Duncan, who beat Mr. Stanley H. Scott in the final heat by 2 and 1.

The memory of Lord James of Hereford, the late president of the Cheltenham College Council, and the first pupil to enter the school (in 1841), is to be perpetuated by associating his name with an endowment fund to provide aid for such purposes as may be deemed best for the college. The hon. secretary to the fund is Lieutenant-Colonel C. C. W. Troughton, 17, Hans-place, S.W.

The Benchers of Gray's-inn have resolved that from the 1st Aug. until the 30th Sept. inclusive children (boys over ten years of age excepted) be admitted to the gardens of the Inn on fine days between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. No cards of admission are required under this order, which is intended to benefit children of the very poorest class.

The sudden death on the 23rd ult. of Mr. Abel Thomas, K.C., M.P., at Swansea, where he had been on circuit at the Glamorgan Assizes, will recall the many tragedies by which legal careers of the highest eminence have been abruptly closed by sudden death. The celebrated Sir John Davies had been appointed in 1626 Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench in succession to Chief Justice Crew, but had not taken actual possession of the office. He was entertained at a supper party given in his honour by Lord Keeper Coventry, and on the following morning was found in his bed dead of apoplexy. Lord Campbell died, when Lord Chancellor, in June 1861, in the evening of a day in which he had discharged judicial duties in court and had attended a Cabinet Council. Sir Edward Sullivan, when Lord Chancellor of Ireland, died suddenly in his study in 1885. Lord Herschell died in a few hours after injuries sustained by a fall. Mr. Gamble, an Irish County Court judge, when speaking in the Synod of the Irish Protestant Church, suddenly expired. Mr. Baron Dowse died suddenly at the Kerry Assizes in Tralee in 1890, having been busily engaged, in apparently good health, on the Bench all day.

The political demonstration at Blenheim, near Woodstock, Oxfordshire, the seat of the Duke of Marlborough, on the 27th ult. will render it of interest to record that the manor of Woodstock, which includes Blenheim, is held by the tenure of grand serjeanty. Magnum serjeantia or magnum servituem— great service' -was one of the most honourable of the ancient feudal tenures. According to Littleton, tenure by grand serjeanty is when a man holds his lands or tenements of our Sovereign Lord the King by such services as he ought to do in his proper person to the King, as to carry the banner of the King, or his lance, or to lead his army, or to be his marshal, or to carry his sword before him at the Coronation, or his carver, or his butler, or to be one of his chamberlains of the receipt of his exchequer, or to do other like services." These honorary services were expressly retained when the military tenures were abolished in 1661. The service by which the Duke of Marlborough holds the manor of Woodstock is the presentation to the Sovereign of a French standard on the anniversary of the battle of Blenheim. In like manner Strathfieldsaye is held by the Duke of Wellington in grand serjeanty, the service required being the presentation to the Sovereign of a flag bearing the national colours on each anniversary of the battle of Waterloo.

At a meeting of the justices of the county of London held at the Sessions-house, Newington, on the 26th ult., under the presidency of Mr. A. J. Lawrie, letters were read from the clerks to the St. James', St. Margaret's, Strand, and Tower Petty Sessions Divisions suggesting in one case that the King's College Hospital site would be an eminently suitable site for the new court-house, and in other cases that the Central Criminal Court should be used for the business of the London Sessions, both in the interests of economy and convenience. The chairman said that no action could be taken upon the letters. The London County Council, who had the choice of the site, had decided to construct the new building on the site of the existing Sessions-house at Newington, at a cost, he understood, of £100,000. It would take about three years to construct, and it was proposed that, in the meantime, the business of the sessions should be conducted at the Clerkenwell Sessions-house. Mr. Edward Smith, the chairman of the Standing Joint Committee, which has the matter in hand, said that the decision of the county council was subject to the consent of the Home Secretary. They were bound to act on the assumption that that consent would be given and to prepare the Clerkenwell Sessions house for the transference of the work there next December. The Standing Joint Committee had unanimously protested against the selection of a site south of the Thames. But all such protests were futile now. Unless pressure could be brought to bear on Parliament and the Home Secretary the scheme would have to go through on its present lines. It was decided to acknowledge the receipt of the communications.

In the Woodhall Spa case, which was an appeal against provisional valuation and raised the question of gross value, Mr. William Allen, in opening the case for the appellants, said: The land was bought in 1889 for £4000, and since that date there have been great developments at Woodhall Spa. In 1910 the land was sold to Captain Weigall, M.P., for £5000. Though the commissioners were informed of the sale and the price paid they served a provisional valuation fixing the gross value of the property at £4000. If this valuation stood, the increment duty payable would amount to £120. He asked the referee to hold that the commissioners' valuation was wrong and should be increased to £5000. Evidence was then called, and a number of local valuers gave evidence that the land was worth at least £5000. Mr. Kingdon, for the Commissioners of Inland Revenue, said that the price paid in 1910 was not such as would be paid to a willing seller in the open market, and that the price paid was in excess of the true value of the property. He called Mr. Gerald Eve, superintendent valuer of the Eastern Division, who said that the land had been valued on the same basis as the rest of Lincolnshire, and that he had received no instructions as to how to make his valuations under the Act. He put the value of the property at £4000, and this valuation was supported by other witnesses. The referee gave his decision on the 26th July in the following terms: (1) That the total value and site value fixed on the provisional valuation are insufficient; (2) that the gross value, total value, and site value in each case is the sum of five thousand pounds (£5000); (3) that the costs of the appellants shall be borne by the Commissioners of Inland Revenue.

PARLIAMENTARY PRACTICE AND CONSTITUTIONAL LAW.

Committee of Defence and Cabinet Responsibility.

MR. ASQUITH in his speech in the House of Commons on the 25th ult., in expounding the functions of the Committee of Imperial Defence and its relations to the Cabinet, referred to the circumstance that, at the time of the institution of the committee, apprehensions, now, after the experience of a decade, proved to be groundless, were entertained that the committee in its existence and operations might trench on the responsibility of the Cabinet and the executive to the House of Commons. In days gone by, before the doctrine of collective Cabinet responsibility had been recognised, there might be reason for such apprehensions. In those days the House of Commons wanted to punish an erring Minister and his assistants if they could be only sure of punishing the right man. The punishment was clumsy enough-impeach. ment or attainder, resulting in exile, imprisonment, fine, or death -till it came to be understood that the expression of popular disapproval shown by a vote of the House of Commons or the result of a General Election was a sign that the entire Ministry must be changed, or that a Minister who had acted on his own responsibility must leave office. The Committee of Defence which might trench

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upon the responsibility of the Cabinet to the House of Commons under the written law in reference to Ministerial responsibility, cannot affect Cabinet responsibility in its development in constitutional practice. "The written law," writes Professor Freeman, "knows nothing of any responsibility but such as may be enforced either by prosecution in the ordinary courts or by impeachment in the High Court of Parliament. unwritten law lays the agents and advisers of the Crown under a responsibility of quite another kind. What we understand by the responsibility of Ministers is that they are liable to have all their public acts discussed in Parliament, not only on the ground of their legal or illegal character, but on the vaguest grounds of their general tendency. They may be in no danger of prosecution or impeachment, but they are no less bound to bow to other signs of the will of the House of Commons. The unwritten constitution makes a vote of censure as effectual as an impeachment, and in many cases it makes a mere refusal to pass a Ministerial measure as effectual as a vote of censure."

The Duchy of Lancaster.

THE death of Mr. Octavius Leigh Clare, who has since 1905 filled the office of Vice-Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster, will direct attention to the fact that the Judicature Act has left only the Chancery Court of the Duchy, and that the Chancellor of the Duchy, who is an officer of some eminence in the Government and frequently a Cabinet Minister, who, if a peer, takes precedence according to his rank in the peerage and if a commoner takes precedence next after the Chancellor of the Exchequer, holds an office which, except for some formal duties, is a sinecure, since the judicial and estate work of the Duchy is done by subordinate officers. The judicial work devolves on the Vice-Chancellor of the Duchy, who is appointed by the Chancellor, and therefore holds an office which, though one of profit, is not under the Crown, and accordingly is compatible with the tenure of a seat in the House of Commons. Mr. Clare, who was a member of the House of Commons for the Eccles Division of SouthEast Lancashire from 1895 till 1906, was not appointed to the Vice-Chancellorship of the Duchy till the eve of the resignation of Mr. Balfour's Government in Dec. 1905, which was followed shortly afterwards by the dissolution of Parliament. The office of the Vice-Chancellorship had become vacant some months previously, but its duties were discharged by Sir Alfred Hopkinson, K.C., the Principal of Owens College, Manchester, who was Acting Vice-Chancellor. It is strange that many lawyers of eminence, including Lord Ashburton (Mr. Dunning, a former Solicitor-General), Mr. Spencer Perceval (a former Attorney-General, who held it in conjunction with the First Lordship of the Treasury and the Chancellorship of the Exchequer), Lord Campbell (an ex-Lord Chancellor of Ireland and a future Lord Chief Justice and Lord Chancellor of England), Mr. Bryce (a renowned jurist), and Lord James of Hereford (a former Attorney-General), have held the office of Chancellor, but its judicial duties have never been discharged by any one of these legal dignitaries. The office is usually filled by a leading statesman not necessarily a lawyer, whose time is at the service of the Government for the consideration of larger questions which do not come immediately within the consideration of the other departments.

Budget Resolutions.

THE legislation contemplated, owing to the action of Bowles v. Bank of England, now sub judice, for the purpose of giving a statutory legal effect to the Budget Resolutions upon which, when agreed to, the Finance Bill is introduced, which was the subject of discussion on the 25th ult., on a motion of the Chancellor of the Exchequer subsequently withdrawn, is an object lesson of the disrelish to embody in legislation a longobserved practice essential to the working of the financial administration of the country. The resolutions, which form the basis of the financial statement of the year made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, are the resolutions for the continuance during the ensuing financial year of duties not made permanent by statute, and upon these resolutions, when agreed to by the House, the Bill is introduced which gives legislative effect to the

financial objects of the Government. An anticipatory authority, which has now been called in question by Mr. Bowles, has for upwards of forty years been by usage conceded to those resolutions of the Committee of Ways and Means which impose or alter taxation. Under orders from the Treasury, the reduced or increased duties are collected from the date prescribed by the resolutions as soon as they are agreed to by the committee, and from the day following that in which they are agreed to by the committee when no date is specified in the resolution. The question whether these proceedings, which are subsequently legalised beyond all doubt by the statute under which these altered duties are levied, have themselves legal authority has now been submitted to the judgment of a court of law, and, whatever the decision may be, legislation, with the general consent of the House, will be proposed to give statutory legal effect to a usage of long standing and of absolute necessity. The anticipatory authority imparted by usage to the Budget Resolutions has its parallel in the practice of the Treasury to act upon resolutions authorising an issue of Consols or Exchequer bonds as soon as they are agreed to in committee. It is necessary, however, that statutory authority for the issue should be obtained before the first payment of dividend falls due.

PARLIAMENTARY SUMMARY.

IN the House of Lords, on Monday, on the motion of the Marquess of Salisbury, the Factory and Workshop (No. 2) Bill was read a third time.

IRISH NOTES.

THE Under-Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland is shortly to retire under the Civil Service rule. Sir James B. Dougherty has filled the office with great distinction for four years past, and had previously been assistant under-secretary for thirteen years.

It is not often that the public is treated to a dialogue of so interesting a character as that which took place between Patrick Murphy from the dock of the Crown Court in Belfast last week and the Lord Chief Baron on the Bench. There were eight charges of breaking and entering against Murphy, and he put in a plea of guilty. Nothing daunted, he applied to the judge if he might say a few words in his own behalf. Answered in the affirmative, he proceeded to discuss crime in the most philosophic manner generally, and, coming to deal with his own case, the daily papers report him as saying that: "With the moral causes underlying the origin of his own offences he had no concern, nor was he qualified to investigate such a subject, but, had the beneficial system for the reclamation of criminal offenders existed in his youth, he would probably not have developed the incipient tendency to evil which had unfortunately been developed without the application of any counteracting influence. The outlook was gloomy, but he had still hopes of reform." Lord Chief Baron injured the picture drawn by the accused by pointing out that he had been seventeen times convicted, and that, as he was now fifty-three years of age, there was only a faint hope of reformation. He sentenced him to three years' penal servitude.

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AFTER the hearing of this case the Lord Chief Baron referred to a matter of some importance. Why was not the prisoner put forward upon an indictment charging him with being an habitual criminal? Had such a course been taken, it would have enabled the court to have submitted him to a sort of supervision for ten years, which would have been much more suitable treatment for such a criminal. Counsel for the Crown explained that this could not have been done without the approval of the AttorneyGeneral, and there had not, in fact, been time to consult him. He regretted that it was not found possible to so deal with the accused.

A POLITICAL slander action of some interest was heard last week before Lord Justice Cherry at Cork. The opponent of a member of Parliament, coming into conflict with him at the meeting of a local board, charged him with "having sold his seat," and plaintiff contended that the charge amounted to a charge of a criminal offence. The jury, after an unusually long delay, found the statement to be a slander, but were unable to agree as to the amount of damages. The Lord Justice sent them back, and after

an hour they returned with a written request to the court to answer two questions: (a) Were they entitled in assessing the damages to consider the question of who was to pay the costs? (b) Would the court inform them what was the smallest sum which would carry costs? The judge informed them that it was well-settled law that they were not entitled to consider costs in any way, and that it was equally well settled that they could not be furnished with the information asked for. Then the jury retired and remained away for a further hour, when they returned with a verdict for 2s. 6d. Beyond all doubt the judge followed the precedents in Ireland upon the two points submitted to him by the jury, but his Lordship at the same time expressed his disagreement with the practice.

AN interesting action, transferred from Mr. Justice Barton's Court to Mr. Justice Ross, came up for hearing a few days ago— namely, Weir v. Fermanagh County Council. The county council decided by a very narrow majority to construct a new road on the application of the district council, and to meet the outlay by a loan. As soon as this resolution was adopted, a member handed in a notice of motion to rescind it, and it was rescinded at the next meeting by a majority of one vote. Thereupon a member gave notice to rescind the rescinding resolution, which was carried at the next meeting, and the council commenced to carry out the work. Plaintiff commenced an action against the council for a declaration that the resolution was ultra vires, and that the district council's application was unlawful and informal as it did not specify the number of years for which the loan was to be obtained. The defendants pleaded the Public Authorities Protection Act as six months had elapsed from the date of the resolution being passed, and also that the plaintiff was not competent to maintain the action against the local authority without the fiat of the Attorney-General. The arguments lasted a considerable time, and Mr. Justice Ross reserved judgment.

THE LORD CHIEF BARON.

THE Right Hon. Christopher Palles, Lord Chief Baron of Ireland, who has been a member of the Irish Privy Council since 1872 and a member of the English Privy Council since 1892 and the only Irish judge who has this distinction, sat for the first time as a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council on the 22nd and 23rd ult. at the hearing of the arguments in the appeal by the Dominion Government of Canada from certain answers given by the Supreme Court of Canada on the subject of the Marriage Law of Canada. The Lord Chief Baron yielded to the very generally expressed desire that the Judicial Committee should have the benefit of his profound learning and ripe experience in coming to a conclusion on a matter of far-reaching importance submitted to them for decision, and, indeed, special arrangements were made that the sitting should suit his convenience, having regard to his going as a Commissioner of Assize on an Irish circuit. The Lord Chief Baron is one of the most interesting personalities of the legal world. He was the best man of his year in Trinity College, Dublin, where he won the Large Gold Medal, while the fact of his being a Roman Catholic -the religious tests in those far-away days being still in existence -alone precluded him from the scholarship and fellowship of that institution. He was called to the Irish Bar in 1853, ‍and quickly obtained the large practice to which his talents and industry entitled him. He took silk in 1865, when he was only thirty-four, and became a few years later, in 1872, SolicitorGeneral and in the same year Attorney-General for Ireland. He owes his seat on the Irish Judicial Bench, which he has occupied since 1874, having the respect and affection of all sorts and conditions of men, to one of the strangest chapters of accidents in the annals of the judiciary. On the death of the Right Hon. David Pigot, the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, it had been determined by the Liberal Government then in office that the vacancy in the Irish Judiciary thereby created should not be filled. The Government a few months later, after the General Election of 1874, when they had been defeated at the polls, were on the eve of resignation. It was well known that their successors would fill up the vacant office of Chief Baron, and that the position had been promised to the late Lord Morris, then a puisne judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas. The late Lord O'Hagan, the Irish Lord Chancellor of Mr. Gladstone's outgoing Government, stated the position to the Premier, who, on the very day of his resignation of office, recommended Mr. Palles for the position of Lord Chief Baron. He has adorned the Irish Judicial Bench, which he ascended as a young man in the early forties, for more than eight-and-thirty years. He has refused the great position of Lord Chancellor of Ireland, which was pressed on his acceptance, through a conscientious disapproval of the Home Rule policy of the Liberal Govern

ment. The old Court of Exchequer in Ireland, of which he was the chief, has ceased under the provisions of the Judicature Acts to exist. The Lord Chief Baron takes precedence immediately after the Lord Chief Justice of Ireland, who was his pupil at the Bar, in the King's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice in Ireland. His love for legal problems, however, by no means absorb his intellectual strength, and the life of a practising barrister had attractions so strong for him that, when he had completed the term of fifteen years' service on the Irish Bench which entitled him to a pension, he thought very seriously of retiring from the Bench, of being called to the Bar of England, and practising as a stuff gownsman in the courts of this country, where it is undoubted his success would have been as great as that of Mr. Benjamin. The presence of the Lord Chief Baron on the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council is especially prized, since the counsel of a Roman Catholic lawyer on disputed points of marriage law in the cases of mixed marriages increases the strength of that tribunal as an ultimate Court of Appeal. The Lord Chief Baron is the very last of the Barons of the Exchequer in Ireland. The Barons of the Exchequer in this country have all passed away.

GENERAL INTELLIGENCE.

HEIRS-AT-LAW AND NEXT OF KIN. BROWNE (Charles Francis), who died at St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia, on June 5, 1911. His children or remoter issue, to come in, by Dec. 6, at chambers of Warrington and Parker, JJ., Room 252. Hearing Dec. 13, at 12, at said chambers. MORRIS (Margaret), Victoria-sq. Next of kin living or. May 12, 1910, or their legal personal representatives, to send in, by Oct. 31, to the Public Trustee, 3 and 4, Clement's-inn. Radford and Frankland, 27, Chancery-la, sols. for Public Trustee.

SWALLOW (Edward), Forest Gate. Heir-at-law or other persons entitled to the real estate, also next of kin or their legal personal representatives, to come in, by Oct. 16, at chambers of Warrington, J., Room 293. Hearing Oct. 22, at 12, at said chambers.

APPOINTMENTS UNDER THE JOINT STOCK
WINDING-UP ACTS.

NOTICES OF APPEARANCE AT HEARING MUST REACH THE SOLICITORS BY 6 P.M.
ON THE DATE GIVEN, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED.
ABERLASH TINPLATE COMPANY LIMITED.-Creditors to send in, by Aug. 31,
to J. A. Wadsworth, 217, Beaumont-rd, Bournville. Collins and
Woods, Swansea, sols. for liquidator.
CURTIS AND CURTIS LIMITED.-Creditors to send in, by Aug. 30, to
G. W. L. Thompson, 71, Temple-row, Birmingham. Shirley Smith
and Malins, Birmingham, sols. for liquidator.

ECONOMIC LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY.-Creditors to send in, by Sept. 30, to
Young, Jackson, Beard, and King, 12, Essex-st, Strand, W.C., sols.
to H. T. Anstruther and H. H. J. W. Drummond, the liquidators.
LANGLAAGTE PROPRIETARY COMPANY LIMITED.-Petition for winding-up to
be heard Aug. 8, at Royal Courts of Justice. Slaughter and May,
18, Austin-friars, E.C., sols. for pet. Notices of appearance by
Aug. 7.
LOMBIRY LIMITED.-Creditors to send in, by Aug. 16, to R. N. Marrable,
31, Lombard-st, E.C. Kenneth Brown, Baker, Baker, and Co.,
Lennox House, Norfolk-st, Strand, W.C.

NEW ANGLO-MEXICAN COMPANY LIMITED.-Creditors to send in, by Aug. 12,
to S. G. Cole, 48, Gresham-st, Bank, E.C.
OPERATIONS SYNDICATE LIMITED.--Creditors to send in, by Aug. 21, to R. C.
Ferguson, 5, Moorgate-st, E.C.

PICTURE PAVILIONS LIMITED.-Creditors to send in, by Aug. 12, to T. C.
Parkin, jun., Wabys-chmbrs, 101, Cleethorpe-rd, Great Grimsby.
RIO DE JANEIRO LICHTERAGE COMPANY LIMITED.-Creditors to send in, by
Aug. 31, to J. Mackenzie, 7, Union-ct, Old Broad-st, E.C. Armitage,
Chapple, and Macnaghten, 80, Bishopsgate, E.C., sols. for liquidator.
SOUTH RANDFONTEIN DEEP LIMITED.-Creditors to send in, by Sept. 25, to
H. Rogers, Pinner's Hall, Austin-friars, E.C.
S. P. AND G. BARRACLOUGH AND CO. LIMITED.-Creditors to send in, by
Aug. 19, to A. Pontefract, 6, New-st, Huddersfield or to T. Paton, 3,
Piccadilly, Bradford. Ramsden, Sykes, and Ramsden, Huddersfield,
sols, for liquidators.

WARING WHITE BUILDING COMPANY LIMITED.-Creditors to send in. by
Aug. 14, to F. J. Birch, 1A, Cockspur-st, Charing Cross, W. Herbert
Smith, Goss, King, and Gregory, 62, London-wall, E.C., sols. to
liquidator.

WEST COTTINGWOOD COAL COMPANY LIMITED.-Creditors to send in, by Sept. 12, to J. George, 11, Finkle-st, Stockton-on-Tees. WORCESTERSHIRE PUBLIC HOUSE TRUST COMPANY LIMITED (in liquidation in consequence of amalgamation with the People's Refreshment House Association Limited, Westminster).-Creditors to send in, by Aug. 31, to G. W. Bull, 9, Foregate-st, Worcester. Curtler, Davis, and Curtler, Worcester, sols. to liquidator.

CREDITORS UNDER ESTATES IN CHANCERY.
LAST DAY OF PROOFS.

KERFERD (Mary Lilian), Bray. Oct. 1; H. G. Harwood sol., 31, Lombard-
st, E.C. Oct. 14; Swinfen Eady, J., at 11.30.
LINK (Rolls Calvert John Waldo). Old Broad-st, and Studland. Oct. 1;
F F. Ommanney, of Sutton, Ommanney, and Rendall, sols., 3 and 4,
Great Winchester-st, E.C. Oct. 15; the Master, at chambers of
Swinfen Eady, J., at 12.

SCARBOROUGH TRAMWAYS BILL 1902.-Landowners and others who have suffered loss or have incurred expense connected with the construc tion or abandonment of the tramway, or any portion thereof, also creditors entitled to the residue of the funds in court, to come in. by Sept. 9, at chambers of Swinfen Eady and Neville, JJ. Hearing Oct. 15, at 11.30, at said chambers.

SEDMAN (John), Malton. Oct. 1; J. Estill, sol., Malton. Oct. 24; Swinfen Eady, J., at 11.30.

The SHIPWRECKED Fishermen and
MARINERS'

Royal Benevolent SOCIETY

Over €43,000 persons relieved since its institution in 1889. The Shipwrecked are instantly cared for on the spot and sent home. The Widow and Orphan are immediately sought out and succoured. The Mariner and Fisherman, under Provident Section, are directly encouraged in self-help.

Patron-His MAJESTY THE KING.
President-The Right Hon. The EARL CADOGAN, K.G.

Chairman-Admiral W. F. 8 MANN.
FUNDS URGENTLY NEEDED.
Secretary-GERALD E. Maude, Esq.

26, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall East, London, S.W.

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CHARITIES.

OUR SAILORS.

The Royal Alfred Aged Merchant
Seamen's Institution

APPEALS FOR your kind help to maintain its many
Inmates and Out-Pensioners, and to relieve the
HUNDREDS OF POOR AND AGED
APPLICANTS.

Patron: HIS MAJESTY THE KING.
Bankers-Williams, Deacon's Bank Limited, Birchin
Lane, E.O. Secretary-J. Bailey Walker,
Office-58, FENCHURCH STREET, E.O.

GENERAL BOOTH

EARNESTLY ASKS FOR HELP-DONATIONS,
SUBSCRIPTIONS, AND LEGACIES-FOR THE
GREAT WORK OF THE SALVATION ARMY.
1384 Centres of Religious Work, and 180 Branches
of Social Work are established in the United
Kingdom alone.

Some 8000 Poor are Housed Nightly, and
Thousands found Work Daily. At Home and
Abroad 10,065 Centres of work are in operation.

Help is urgently needed for Men's Homes, Women's
Homes, Girls' Homes, Boys' Homes, Slum Settle-
ments, Nursing Brigades, Maternity Hospitals,
Land Colonies, Inebriate Homes, Aged People's
Homes, Emigration Bureaux, Industrial Homes,
Relief of Distress, Evangelistic and Missionary
Work, &c., &c.

£150,000 NEEDED ANNUALLY FOR
THE ARMY CENTRAL FUNDS ALONE.
Balance-sheets sent upon application. Auditors,
Messrs. Knox, Oropper, & Co., 16, Finsbury Circus,
E.C.

Please cross cheques "Bank of England, Law
Courts Branch," and address to

GENERAL BOOTH, D.O.L.,

101, Queen Victoria Street, London, E.C.

SPURGEON'S ORPHANAGE.

OLAPHAM ROAD, LONDON, 8.W.
Seaside Home Branch: CLIFTONVILLE, MARGATE.
President, THOMAS SPURGEON.
Vice-President, CHARLES SPURGEON.
Treasurer, WILLIAM HIGGS.

A HOME and SCHOOL for 500 FATHERLESS
OHILDREN, and a Memorial of the Beloved Founder,
O. H. Spurgeon. No votes required. The most needy
and deserving cases are selected by the Committee of
Management.

Contributions should be sent to the Secretary, F. G. LADDS, Spurgeon's Orphanage, Clapham-road, London, S.W.

NOTICE TO INTENDING BENEFACTORS.-Our last Annual Report,containing a Legal Form of Bequest, will be gladly sent on application to the Secretary.

FOUNDED 1758.

THE ORPHAN WORKING SCHOOL AND
ALEXANDRA ORPHANAGE.
Maitland Park, Haverstock Hill, London, N.W.
Convalescent Home, Magate.

Patron-HIS MAJESTY THE KING.
Treas. Sir HORACE B. MARSHALL, M.A., LL.D., Ald.
Bankers: The London Joint Stock Bank, Princes-
street, E.C.

Maintains and educates 500 fatherless children. Boys and girls are admitted from infancy to 11 years of age, and retained till 14 or in special cases 15.

Depends upon Voluntary Contributions. Legacies, Donations, and Annual Subscriptions are greatly needed. Secretary, ALEXANDER GRANT, to whom all com. munications should be addressed. Offices: 73, Cheapside, London, E.C.

CITY OF LONDON CHEST
HOSPITAL.

Adjoining the Park of 217 acres and popularly known as
VICTORIA PARK HOSPITAL, E.

170 beds, and 40,000 attendances of
Out-Patients Annually.

Its remoteness from the West End, to which it must necessarily look principally for support, handicaps the Hospital seriously. PLEASE HELP WITH DONATION OR LEGACY.

GEORGE WATTS, Secretarz

ROYAL BLIND PENSION SOCIETY.||FRIENDLESS AND FALLEN.

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London Female Preventive and Reformatory Institution. Office: 200, EUSTON ROAD, LONDON, N.W. Bequests are chiefly devoted to Permanent Extensions of Work. SIX HOMES and an

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INMATES

OPEN-ALL-NIGHT REFUGE
ARE DEPENDENT UPON VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS.
£15 is required daily (£105 weekly) for maintenance.
The benefits are free, irrespective of oreed, class, or country.
Nearly 43,000 Young Women and Girls have been assisted.
Bankers-LONDON COUNTY AND WESTMINSTER BANK, 2, Hampstead Road, N.W.
W. J. TAYLOR, Secretary, 200, Euston Road, N.W.

THE

PARALYSED AND EPILEPTIC. London Orphan Asylum

(ALBANY MEMORIAL). Incorporated by Royal Charter. Queen Square, Bloomsbury. PATRON: H.M. THE KING.

The oldest and largest Hospital in the world for the treatment of diseases of the Nervous System. The Charity is forced to rely to some extent upon Legacies for maintenance.

Contributions will be most thankfully received by Bankers: COUTTS & Co.. Strand.

Secretary, GODFREY H. HAMILTON.

THE

ARCHBISHOPS' WESTERN
CANADA FUND.

Helps to provide our English Settlers in
Western Canada with the Services of the
Church.

THE ARCHBISHOPS PLEAD FOR FUNDS TO CARRY
ON THIS IMPORTANT WORK.
Contributions may be sent to the SECRETARY,
Archbishops' Western Canada Fund, The Church
House, Westminster, S.W.

WATFORD, formerly at CLAPTON.

PATRONS:

HIS MAJESTY KING GEORGE V.
HER MAJESTY QUEEN MARY.
HER MAJESTY QUEEN ALEXANDRA.

500 Fatherless Children of respectable descent from every part of the British Empire are maintained and educated and provided when necessary with situations on leaving.

Over 7160 Fatherless Children have been received since the year 1813.

£15,000 ARE REQUIRED FROM VOLUN-
TARY SOURCES EACH YEAR, AND HELP
IS GREATLY NEEDED.

Bankers: GLYN, MILLS, CURRIE, & Co.
Omce: 3, Crosby Square, Bishopsgate, E.C.
E. H. BOUSFIELD, Treasurer.
A. P. BLATHWAYT, Chairman.
HENRY O. ARMIGER, Secretary.

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Solicitors, Trustees, Executors, and others, having Money for Distribution amongst deserving Charities, will, it is hoped, find the List which appears on this Inset useful.

All applications respecting advertising on this Inset should be addressed: Messrs. HOOPER & BATTY Advertising Contractors 15, Walbrook, London E.

See also other Appeals on the Inside Back Page.

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