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settlements which have been made at any time upon her in her character as a wife. I think the substantial feature of this settlement which brings it within the clause is, that it is a sum of money covenanted to be paid to the wife in her character as a wife, and upon the fair supposition that she was and would continue to be a wife. But the wife has committed adultery, the marriage has been dissolved, and she is no longer a wife, and the court would be acting in concert with the intentions of the Legislature in dealing with that settleinent." Baron Bramwell, in Charlesworth v. Holt, doubted whether the above case could be accepted as any authority, inasmuch as the deed there under consideration was executed in 1865, after the passing of the Divorce Act, whilst that in Charlesworth v. Holt was executed before. If Worsley v. Worsley is not taken as an authority, then Charlesworth v. Holt becomes stronger, because the defendant had no opportunity of having his settlement reviewed by the Divorce Court.
On the whole the Court of Exchequer have proceeded in the straight groove of precedent, and upon principles which are strict law. The Divorce Act makes matters somewhat less intolerable for husbands who have made settlements on their wives, and have not inserted a dum casta clause; but even then, under that Act, an adulterous wife will probably receive a portion of the annuity, whereas, according to the most ancient principles of justice, and under the wisest divorce law, the husband retained part of her dowry, and was absolutely relieved from all liability concerning her. The law, however, is perfectly clear, and those practitioners who have to advise on the subject can have no excuse for want of knowledge.
RELEVANCY OF EVIDENCE IN CRIMINAL CASES.
(Continued from page 139.) THE Indian Evidence Act of 1872 contains the following provisions :--"When there is a question whether an act was accidental or intentional, the fact that such act formed part of a series of similar occurrences, in each of which the person doing the act was concerned, is relevant.” (Sect. 15.) In illustration of this section the following cases are put:
(a) A. is accused of burning down his house, in order to obtain money for which it is insured. The facts that A. lived in several house successsively, each of which he insured, in each of which a fire occurred, and after each of which fires A. received payment from a different insurance office, are relevant, as tending to show that the fires were not accidental.
(6) A. is employed to receive money from the debtors of B. It is A's duty to make entries in a book, showing the amounts received by him. He makes an entry, showing that on a particular occasion he received less than he really did receive. The question is, whether this false entry was accidental or intentional. The facts that other entries made by A. in the same book are false, and that the false entry is in each case in favour of A. are relevant.
(c) A. is accused of fraudulently delivering to B. a counterfeit rupee. The question is whether the delivery of the rupee was accidental. The facts that soon before, or soon after the delivery to B., A. delivered counterfeit rupees to C., D., and E., are relevant, as showing that the delivery to A. was not accidental.
Thus it appears that the Indian legislators have found it necessary to admit proof of previous and subsequent offences without regard to whether they were committed against the party in respect of whom the proceedings are being instituted.
In Wills on Circumstantial Evidence, p. 47, it is said that “all such relevant acts of the party as may reasonably be considered explanatory of his motives and purposes, even though they may severally constitute distinct felonies, are clearly admissable in evidence."
It is thought that this passage contains the true principle on which the admission or rejection of such evidence should depend, viz., that where it is material to ascertain quo animo a particular act was committed, any collateral facts affording a presumption or bearing reasonably on the question of guilty knowledge or intent may be given in evidence. This is indeed the rule laid down in Taylor on Evidence (vol. 1, p. 357, 6th edit.), where the admission of evidence of collateral facts for this purpose is said to be grounded on reasons similar to those governing the relevancy of such evidence in civil actions where knowledge, good faith, or intent is material.
There is, indeed, one case which is opposed to the admission of Winslow (8 Cox. C. C. 397), the facts of which are as follows: The prisoner was indicted for causing the death of Ann James, who was proved to have died from the effects of antimony. The prisoner was manager to the deceased, who kept an eating-house, and it was proved that in 1859, while the prisoner was her manager, there were staying in the house with the deceased, four of her relatives. Between Sept. 1859 and the following February three of these relations sickened and died after short illnesses, in which each exhibited exactly similar symptoms. In February Mrs. James, who had long been ill, became worse, and in the following June died. Martin, B. (after consulting Wilde, B.) held that evidence of the three other members of the same family
having died of similar poison, and of the prisoner having been present at all the deaths and having administered something to two of the parties, was admissible. It is, however, submitted that this decision can no longer be supported against the above authorities to the contrary.
An enactment in the recent Prevention of Crimes Act of 1871 (34 & 35 Vict. c. 112) appears to favour the above views. It enacts that “where proceedings are taken against any person for having received goods, knowing them to be stolen, or for having in his possession stolen property, evidence may be given at any stage of the proceedings that there was found in the possession of such person other property stolen within the preceeding period of twelve months, and such evidence may be taken into consideration for the purpose of proving that such person knew the property to be stolen, which forms the subject of the proceedings taken against him : (sect. 19.)
Upon the whole we think it may fairly be laid down that in all cases, where it is material to determine malice, knowledge, motive, or intent, evidence of collateral facts should be admitted, though antecedent or subsequent to the principal act; and that it should make no difference whether the previous offences were committed against the same or another person since the sole ground on which its admission can be supported is that, from the frequency of certain occurrences, it tends to show whether the offence in question was intentional or not, or, in other words, to lead to the inference that each act has been too often an accident to be always an accident. That it is an exception to the general rules, which govern our law of evidence must be conceded, but it is submitted that it is a necessary one for the obvious reason that it would, in the great majority of cases, be impossible to prove such psychological facts without admitting evidence of collateral matters. It is difficult to see, moreover, how testimony which goes to prove the very gist of a charge can be said to be disconnected with the matter in issue, and how facts which give a quality to the principal fact can be considered irrelevant. As to the objection that a prisouer is thus taken by sur. prise, it is conceived that a person who is charged with a crime of the nature we are considering, cannot suppose that the evidence against him will be confined to the mere circumstances of the act for which he is on his trial, and which would generally furnish insufficient material from which the jury could presume a guilty knowledge or intent, and that he should come to trial prepared to explain any actions connected with the charge of which he has direct notice.
With regard to the inconvenience arising from raising different issues, it is to be remarked that the admission of such evidence in cases of the felonious receiving of stolen goods and of knowingly uttering forged documents is open to precisely the same objection; but in those cases the inconvenience is tolerated in order that justice may not be defeated, and it is thought that this reason applies with at least equal force to those charges which form the immediate subject of this article.
The only other point to which it will be necessary for us to refer is as to what should be the proximity, in point of time between the offence charged, and the previous ones offered in evidence.
It would appear, on principle, that the fact of the offences of which evidence is tendered being divided by considerable intervals of time, either from the one charged or from each other, should form no objection to the reception of such evidence, though of course, it would materially affect its weight; for it is impossible to say at what distance of time a particular act will cease to have any effect on the minds of the jury in assisting them to arrive at a correct conclusion as to the matter in issue. The language of Lord Chief Justice Ellenborough in Whiley's case (2 Leach, 983), strongly favours the above proposition; for though that was a case of felonious uttering, the reasoning seems equally applicable to other charges. To prove the guilty knowledge of the prisoner, evidence of three previous utterings of forged notes within the course of the month preceding was tendered, and on the authority of the former case of R. v. Tattershall was admitted, Lord Ellenborough saying, "True it is, that the more detached the previous utterings are in point of time, the less relation they will bear to the particular uttering stated in the indictment; and when they are so distant the only question that can be made is whether they are sufficient to warrant the jury in making any inference from them as to the guilty knowledge of the prisoner, but it would not render the evidence inadmissible. Circumstances of this kind may produce such strong evidence as to leave no doubt as to the prisoner's
Undoubtedly lapse of time between the principal and evidentiary matters is an infirmative fact; it renders the evidence less conclusive, but this should merely affect its weight and not its admissibility. Mr. Beatham, in his learned treatise on Judicial Evidence (Book ix.), discusses this question at great length, and the conclusion at which he arrives with regard to circumstantial evidence is that it should never be excluded on the ground of its apparent want of probative force, unless its admission would be more productive of delay, expense, or vexation than conducive to the certainty of the decision.
We have already treated of the objections to the admission of this evidence, and shown that the advantage to the cause of justice
outweighs the inconvenience occasioned by it, and where this is so Judges should be employed. If Ireland can substantiate her claim we think that the hearing should be in favour of receiving proof to the number of Judges hitherto existing, as her journals attempt of collateral facts, though detached by long intervals of time, since to do, we should not for a moment attempt to limit the strength they may assist the jury in coming to a correct conclusion, in of the Bench. We fail to see how an overloaded judiciary can which case the evidence is relevant; and, if they are so discon- serve any useful purpose, and if it is maintained as a political innected as to furnish no presumption, no injustice is done by its stitution it will become a professional evil. admission.
LAW LIBRARY. THE BENCH AND BAR IN IRELAND. The Irish Bench, as we pointed out last week, stands at the pre- Lincoln's Inn, its Ancient and Modern Buildings and Library. By sent moment in the most unfortunate position as regards the WILLIAM HOLDEN SPILSBURY, Librarian. London: Reeves and Government, the Bar, and the public of Ireland. Whilst a Chief
Turner. Baron must be appointed, it is perfectly clear that the staff of This brochure is a second edition, and shows that Mr. Spilsbnry Judges may be very safely reduced. The reduction, however, has been a diligent and intelligent student of the antiquities of cannot be founded upon any decrease in the amount of business the Inn. He does not, however, confine himself to the buildings; during the past year; but it appears that for a considerable time he gives us a history of the old lawyers and old laws. But the past the courts in Ireland have not been worked up to their library is naturally the principal subject of his attention, and it powers. It would, of course, be unfair to compare the business certainly contains a wonderful collection of valuable works. Mr. transacted in the Irish with that transacted in the English courts, Spilsbury's book is a small one, and we will encroach upon him and we shall not do so, but we have looked at the returns so as to only to the extent of a short extract descriptive of the creation of enable us to say that the work of the Irish courts cannot possibly
the library: keep the present staff fully occupied if it is done with due diligence The original foundation of the Library of Lincoln's Inn is of earlier date and a proper application of judicial power.
than that of any now existing in the metropolis. In the thirteenth year of The Times correspondent informs us that the last tables com
tho reign of Henry VII. AD 1497, "John Nethersale, late one of this
society, bequeathed forty marks, partly towards the building of a library puted by Dr. HANCOCK show that in 1872 the number of proceed- here for the benefit of the students of the laws of England, and partly ings other than writs of execution in the three Common Law that every priest of this house, in the celebration of divine service every Courts was 18,338, or 2089 more than in 1871, and of these 5728 Friday, should sing a mass of requiem, &c. for the soul of the said John.” were summonses and plaints returnable to the Queen's Bench, an
This building, the site of which is not now known, was finished in the 24th increase of 695 Oy the preceding year.
It should be observed,
Henry VII. Previously to their removal to the edifice in which they are
now commodiously arranged, the books occupied a suite of rooms in the however, that the largest number was for sums under £20, which
Stone Building, to which they had been transferred in the year 1787 from might very properly be disposed of by the Civil Bill Courts. The
the Old Square. There are various entries in the records of the society total number of writs of execution was 4883, an increase of 79 over relating to the library in the reign of Elizabeth. It seems, however, that the year 1871. The returns from the Masters' offices show an in- little progress was made in the accumulation of books ; for at a Council held crease of 1371 in the number of writs of summons and plaints
in 6th James I. A.D. 1608, “because the library was not well furnished with
books, it was ordered that for the more speedy doing thereof, every one filed in 1872 as compared with 1871, the total for the three courts
that should thenceforth be called to the Bench in this society should give being 13,144, of which 4453 were in the Queen's Bench, against twenty shillings towards the buying of books for the same library; and every 4369 in the previous year. The return of the business in banco one thenceforth called to the Bar, thirteen shillings and fourpence, all which shows a decrease in 1872 of 53 in the proceedings (1184) before sums to be paid to Mr. Matthew Hadde, who, for the better ordering of the the full courts as compared with an increase of 163 in 1871. This
said library was then made master thereof." Three years afterwards it was is partly explained by the increase in the number of records, which
ordered that Mr. Hadde, thus constituted the first Master of the Library,
an office now held in annual rotation by each bencher, "should buy and have to some extent thrown the business in banco into arrear. The
provide for the library Fleta' and such other old books and manuscripts total number of cases heard at Nisi Prius was 555 in 1872, against of the law, and to cause those that be ill bound to be new bound.” At a sub547 in 1871, There has been a decrease of 22 in the number of sequent meeting it was ordered "that ton pounds should be paid by Mr. cases on circuit, and an increase of 14 in the number heard in Hadde out of the money received from Sir William Sedley for copies of Dublin. There are, however, attached to the courts in Ireland other
'Corpus Juris Civilis,' in six volumes, and 'Corpus Juris Canonici,' in
three volumes, and that he should cause them to be bound with bosses daties, such as the courts in England are unacquainted with, and without chains, and pay the charges of binding out of that money. they absorb a certain small proportion of the time devoted to The books are arranged on the shelves in classes, and on taking a survey business.
of the library from the entrance near the east oriel window, the eye of the But the aspect of the question which has struck us most
visitor may range over a vast collection of Treatises on every branch of forcibly is that which bears upon the relation of the Bench to
English jurisprudence from the earliest period to the present day; then
over the Reports of Cases argued in all the courts of law; and then over the public. Mr. GLADSTONE is told by the Pall Mall Gazette that
the voluminous collections of the Journals of the Houses of Parliament, if he ventures to save £1000 a year by making no new appoint- and the Cases heard on Appeal before the House of Lords and the Privy ment, he will " assuredly sacrifice the last fragment of his Irish Council, passing on to the volumes containing the Statutes of the Realm, popularity.” That journal then refers to the argument in favour
Public, Local, and Private. On the opposite side of the room the observer of keeping up the judicial staff, that “Irish judgeships are the only
may notice a goodly assemblage of the works of English and foreign
divines, with editions of the Bible in various languages : the poets, hisgreat professional prizes attainable by Roman Catholics, and are
torians, philosophers, and orators of Greece and Rome; dictionaries of the only posts in the country which render their incumbents
various languages, and other philological works; the principal writers, independent of the Roman Catholic clergy.” This argument our ancient and modern, on English history and topography; foreign history; contemporary acknowledges is.“wholly out of harmony with the and a selection of works on civil and foreign law. In the upper gallery commonplaces current on this side of the channel." Not only so,
is ranged a collection of books on civil and foreign law, occupying nearly
the whole of one side of the room; and on the opposite side of the gallery but it is wholly out of harmony with the objects for which Judges
may be observed the more voluminous historical works, such as Grevius are made; and it seems a truly absurd idea that we should over- and Gronovius, Muratori, &c., with the Mémoires de l'Academie, and that load a bench in order to allow Roman Catholics to jump into monument of the wondrous extension of the Papal power and dominion, positions in which they can snap their fingers at the priests. The
the Bullarium Romanum. Gazette acknowledges that the number of judges is exorbitant and indefensible," and yet says that it would be a great mis- The Law Magazine. January 1874. Reeve and Tarner. fortune if that number was curtailed by one person only. We This monthly publication has come ont under the editorship of consider it to be a calamity to the Bench to have more men upon perhaps the most voluminous writer the Bar has ever knownit than the business will fully employ; and it would be still more Mr. W. F. Finlason. If we mistake not he is the author of every calamitous if Irish barristers were taught to look forward to pro- contribution to this number, which is equivalent to saying that it motion to judicial sinecures on the single ground of the necessity is full of interesting and instructive matter. His first article is for keeping up an independent body of well-paid officials in introductory to his editorship, and treats of the Function and Ireland.
Influence of Legal Journalism. It is replete with the opinions of If we are to credit our contemporary, the position of the legal eminent men on the advantages of the study of the law, and the profession in Ireland is deplorable. “It is the fact,” we are told, narrowing influences of practice. We are glad to see that our that the priesthood can make or mar any layman in Ireland. It is author has a high sense of the functions of legal journalism, but they who can, in the first instance, determine whether an attorney as we think, rather an exaggerated notion of the influence of legal shall have clients, and whether a barrister shall have briefs.” But literature. We extract some passages which are of general "at present, it is a matter of every-day observation that the interest:nearer a Catholic barrister is to a judgeship the greater is his in- A great concurrence of opinion, among lawyers and laymen, philosodependence of spiritual control, which, indeed, when he is once on phers and statesmen, attest the fact that the mere practice of the law, the bench, he throws off altogether." To apply this to the reduc
apart from such general views and philosophic ideas, which belong to its tion of the number of Judges, the writer adds,-“if the occupants
study as a science, tends to narrow and dwarf, if not degrade the mind.
Lord Bolingbroke observed this in one of the finest passages of his works, of the bench were greatly reduced the chances are that he would
quoted by Lord Kames in one of those elegant and enlightened essays, in think it wiser to maintain an understanding with the powerful which he sought to stimulate to the philosophic study of law. The great body which, if it chose, probably could destroy the most eminent commentator was fully aware of the truth of the remark, and made it the man who depended solely on his profession.” This is a wretched
basis of his great work, destined to achieve in this country what had been state of things, and very humiliating to the Profession, but we
effected in Scotland. And Blackstone pointed out that the mere practice sincerely trust that Irish judges will not be created for purely
of the law will not suffice even to qualify for the pursuit of the law as a
profession; a great truth, which lies at the basis of all the generous efforts political purposes, to officiate as checks on the arrogance of the made in our own time for the promotion of legal education. Speaking of priesthood. It is essential to the efficiency of the Bench that the tho practitioner, he says: “If practice be the whole he is taught, practica
must also be the whole he will ever know; if he be uninstructed in the elements and first principles upon which the rule of practice is founded, the least variation from established precedents will only distract and bewilder him. Ità scripta est is the utmost his knowledge will arrive at; he must never aspire to form, and seldom expect to comprehend, any argu. ments drawn à priori from the spirit of laws and the natural foundations of Justice :" Coinm. 1, 32. This description, unhappily, as Lord Mansfield had occasion to observe, has app ied to judges as well as practitioners ; and, indeed, it could not be otherwise, in a country in which the judicature are taken entirely from the ranks of the practitioners. Mr. Finlason expresses the opinion, with which we cannot agree, that the jurisprudence of America, which in many respects is superior to our own, is due to legal journalism. He says (having quoted Story) :
It is impossible not to imagine that one great reason for this may have been the greater degree to which the discussion of legal questions in legal journals was carried on in America. There is this great advantage in discussions of this kind over forensio arguments that they are not one-sided, nor framed merely to obtain a particular decision, but entirely for the elucidation of a legal question without any other object in view, and with. out being biased by considerations of its result with reference to do particular case. He goes on to say :
The discussion of legal questions in the press is of the more importance from the character of our judiciary law, which, until affirmed by a supreme court, is not law, but only evidence of it, and open to argument. Mr. Burke observes of text books :-“ With us doctrinal books had little or no anthority, other than as they are supported by adjudged cases and reasons given from the Bench.” But the same observation applies to judgments of the courts until confirmed by the highest tribunal. Until then they are themselves open to discussion, and if the particular case is not appealed, it is only in the press they can receive such discussion. In this country there is not a power in the court itself to appeal to the supreme tribunal, and if the suitor does not do so, the law may be in doubt for many years, especially in the case of a division of judicial opinion and fresh applications of it to important questions as they arise. And no one can fail to observe that from time to time such questions do arise, which greatly interest the community at large, and are fully within the scope of ordinary intelligence, especially of educated and thinking men. It would be easy to find immediate illustrations of this within the last few years, or even months, or weeks. The publication of law reports in the Times reports, by barristers competent to understand and to make intelligible legal questions, brings home daily to the minds of men the constant application of law to their affairs and their interest in civil and criminal law is, in consequence, constantly augmenting. Further, he considers discussions in the legal press calculated to dissipate fallacies. He observes :
There are, again, many fallacies current among the Profession which can only be dissipated by discussion in legal journals. For men much occupied in practice have not time to enter into these questions, and have a gregarious tendency to fall into grooves of thought, and follow each other in the use of received terms and phrases, which often embody the grossest fallacies. Such, for instance, is the common phrase as to "fusion of law and equity.” Most members of the profession fancy that law and equity are somehow, because separate, opposed, and that somehow this opposition may be removed by fusion. Yet, as Lord Brougham pointed out long ago, law and equity are no more opposed than civil and criminal law, and can as little be fused. For, as Lord Brougham explained, on the same state of facts, and the same question, law and equity are identical. It must be so, for it is a fundamental principle of equity to follow law. Hence the equity can only differ from the law on a different state of facts or a different question from the legal one, and as a difference never can be obviated, therefore they can never be fused. ... Innume. rable other instances might be adduced of common fallacies among members of the profession, only to be dissipated by discussion in legal journals. There is a strange tendency in men to blind acceptance of current ideas, even though opposed to actual facts, daily within their observation, and yet not observed. So little, as Dugald Stewart says, do the
mass of men observe out of the scope of their own daily avocations and ideas. Thus, most members of the profession suppose that all matters of fact are determined in courts of law by juries on oral evidence, and in courts of equity by judges upon written evidence. Yet in the same classes of cases, that is, cases relating to property, it is not too much to say that the matters of fact are rarely determined by a jury, and are generally, in courts of law as in courts of equity, determined by the judges upon written notes, or statements, of the evidence, either in the form of applications to review the verdict, or on reservations of the evidence, with power to the courts to draw inferences of fact; in other words, to decide questions of fact. And in courts of law, as in courts of equity, points of law are always, of necessity, decided on written notes of the evidence or statements of the facts, either upon points reserved or on special cases. It is only, for the most part, in classes of cases which arise out of torts, especially personal torts, which do not come into equity, that cases are really determined by the verdict of juries, and even in those cases the verdicts are reviewed by the judges on notes of the evidence. Innumerable cther instances might be adduced, but these will suffice to show how questions may be elucidated and fallacies dissipated by discussion in legal journals. And he concludes thus :
If indeed the writer were asked more particularly to describe his object, he would say it would be to show the operation of a judicial system, in the administration of justice, and the formation of law, a subject of special importance at this time, when the attention of the country is likely for some years to be fixed on the gradual tranformation and reconstruction of our judicial system. The writer says “gradual,” for it is the opinion of the most thoughtful and reflective minds that it will probably be twenty years before the great work is consummated. More than one of our most experienced statesmen have thrown out this prediction, and in all probability it is destined to be realized. During many years, at all events, the new judicial system will be in course of development, and it will be of paramount interest to watch its progress, operation, and results. And for this work the writer ventures to think he may have some special qualification. Thirty years in the profession-during the greater part of that period constantly in the courts-he has been for more than twenty years engaged in the study of our judicial system. It is twenty one years ago since he first projected a work on the subject, and since he edited the first of the Common Law Procedure Acts. He also edited, in 1855 and 1860, the second and third of those Acts, and since then he has been continually in the courts, watching their operation, and engaged in preparing his work on the subject. Another way in which legal journalism may be of use in aiding both the students and practitioners of the profession is in the exposition of new statutes. There used to be an office in our Inns of Court, that of the Reader, which now exists only in name, but which used to be of some practical utility in giving readings of new statutes. Such were Callis's Readings on the Statutes of Trusts, and Bacon's Readings on the Statute of Uses. These readings were of course carefully prepared, and probably written; and they were originally read, because in ages anterior to the invention of printing, the oral lecture was the only possible mode of instructing students. But when lectures could be printed, it is mani. fest that they would be far more available and valuable for purposes of study and instruction in a printed form, and then they could be studied at leisure, with far more effect than by being once heard. Hence, probably it is, that the readings became obsolete, and though in our own day they have been revived by Bowyer and Phillimore, yet their learned productions had a permanent value only when printed and published. This is a bold scheme, which we venture to think, to be carried out successfully, requires varied co-operation. Legal journalism may become too ambitious, and when it is more ambitious than the everyday wants of a profession require, it is apt to become useless. We shall look forward wit] some interest to see Mr. Finlason carry out his project.
There are four other papers on (1) recent changes in the Judicature; (2) illustrations of our judicial system ; (3) Michaelmas Term and sittings; and (4) the case of the Virginius. For the benefit of the magazine we must repeat that we distinctly trace the same hand and style throughout, and we think this should not be made the rule.
enforced; and those who contend that, as this is a view to reform are often the last. As an illusproperly the work of the Incorporated Law tration of which we may mention that, notwith
Society, therefore this new society should not be standing the oft-expressed views of the Lord The meeting of the Legal Practitioners' Society formed to undertake it, should take the trouble to Chancellor on the subject of legal education, and on Wednesday last, a report of which appears in learn whether the council of the former society notwithstanding moreover the continued and con. another column, is certainly not without import- ever institute proceedings against unqualified tinuing efforts of the Legal Education Associaance to the Profession, and indeed the public, and persons. The letters from country solicitors read tion in the same direction, the Inns of Court have we feel sure that many statements made by mem- at the meeting are also interesting, as showing done very little with a view to meeting the bers of both branches of the Profession present the feeling existing among them upon the subject demands of the public. We are glad to gather on the occasion will be read with some astonish. of the relations between the two branches of the from the report of the meeting that the society ment. Whatever may be the ultimate condition Profession. Some are for an amalgamation, whilst is not established in any hostility to existing of this new law society, as we may call it, already the majority-with whom we certainly agree- societies, but rather with a view of aiding them it has somewhat altered its tactics. As we have desire å modification of the present rules of the in their work and duties. We may say at once before pointed out, if the course proposed to be several Inns of Court affecting solicitors who that if we thought for a moment there existed any adopted at the meeting on Wednesday is carried desire to go to the Bar; and we are of opinion spirit of hostility to the present governing bodies to à successful issue, it will certainly have ren- that if the deputation of members of the Legal of the Profession, we should not give to the new dered to the Profession and the public signal Practitioners' Society, who it is proposed should society that support which, in so far as it has service, and we cannot but think that it will have wait on the Lord Chancellor, properly represent proceeded at present, it has a right to expect from the hearty support of all high-minded men in the this and other questions intended to be submitted us. There are hundreds of solicitors, both in Profession. The work which it proposes to under- to his Lordship, they will receive from him a very town and country, who are not members of any take is, at all events in part, not the most agree. favourable consideration, for his Lordship will be law society; and surely if they are interested in able; such, for instance, as enforcing payment of influenced especially by the merits of the case the welfare of their Profession they should join penalties, which are no doubt daily incurred by submitted to him rather than by the standing of the new
society, if not, the more important, the unqualified persons. Yet, while these statutory the society. Too frequently those representa older and more expensive one, the Incorporated provisions, and no others, exist, they should be tive bodies who should be the first to move with Law Society.
We extract the following from Gun's Index to PAYMENT OUT COURT-LAND TAX ACTS-RE- river, representing the Admiralty, and constructed Advertisements : " Having been frequently asked PAIR OF VICARAGE.-By s. 100 of 42 Geo. 3, c. 116, the landing stage in conformity therewith. The by correspondents abroad to furnish them with surplus stock in court arising from the sale of landing stage was a floating one, and was the name and address of a reliable firm of attorneys land for the redemption of land tax may be laid moored by anchors lying in the bed of the and counsellors at law in London, we have much gut in manors, messuages, lands, tenements and river. The position of the anchors was indicated pleasure in giving the following.". (Here follows hereditaments, to be settled and conveyed to like by a buoy, which, being carried down by the tide, the name of a firm of solicitors in Gray's-inn.) uses to those upon which the lands taken were became concealed from view. One of the anchors “Who are also well acquainted with American settled. A petition by a vicar for the repayment becoming displaced, stove in and swamped a law,” says the paragraph in question. For to him out of the fund in court of money disbursed vessel of the plaintiffs which was lawfully navigatthe present we withhold the name of the by him for repairs to the vicarage house, was dising the river. Held (1), that the anchor, although firm, as we cannot think this quasi advertise- missed as an unauthorised investment under the placed where it was for the benefit of the public, ment is consented to by the firm in question. Act, decisions allowing such an investmnent under was an obstruction which the defendants could From the same printed matter we extract the the Lands Clauses Act, not being held binding on not have created without statutory authority, and following in another part of the publication : the court in a case of this Act : (Re Vicar of Nether was a nuisance to the river ; (2) that the defen“The fee to search for a will is 10 dollars, if the Stowey, 29 L. T. Rep. N. S. 604. Rolls.)
dants were guilty of negligence in their managedate of the testator's death can be given within PRACTICE-TRANSFER OF CAUSE — CONCUR- ment of the buoy, but (3) that inasmuch as the plans two years, if not, 20 dollars. These fees apply RENT SUITS IN TWO BRANCHES OF THE COURT. had received the approval of the Admiralty, such only to England,” &o. This printed matter also
- Where a bill was filed by the trustees of a deed, approval was tantamount to the sanction of the has the following
: " Richard Holt, Syracuse, praying that the trusts of the deed might be car- Act, so as to entitle the defendants to statutory N.Y. In cases where the assistance of a lawyer is ried into execution, and that they might be dis- notice of action. Notice of action must
be given necessary, I employ Messrs. Gray's.inn, charged and new trustees appointed if necessary,
in a case of nonfeasance, just as much as in a case London, a well-known firm of high standing." and another bill was filed in another branch of of misfeasance. Per Denman J., Reg. v. Russell (6
the court by the cestui que trust against the B. & C. 566) is overruled by Reg. v. Ward (4 Ad. FRESH information comes to us which satisfies us trustees, praying that the deed might be set aside & E. 384.): Jolliffe and another v. Wallasey Local that the use of spurious notices purporting to be
or rectified, and that the trustees might be re- Board (29 L. T. Rep. N. S. 582. C. P. issued from County Courts is largely on the in-moved and the trusts of the deed might be car- GUARANTEE-AGREEMENT BETWEEN GUARANcrease by tradesmen, especially in the distriots of ried into execution, if and so far as necessary, it TORS FOR EQUALITY OF LIABILITY-INSOLVENCY was ordered that the second suit should be trans
OF ONE GUARANTOR.--Five directors of a comthe Metropolitan Courts, and we have received from a solicitor in Marlborough-street one of ferred to that branch of the court in which the pany gave their joint and several bond to a bank these forms, which is headed with the Royal first bill was filed : (Sayers v. Corrie; Corrie v. to secure repayment with interest of a loan made
by the bank to a company. By an agreement coat of arms, and in large type with the words, Sayers, 29 L. T. Rep. N. S. 602. Chan.) "County Court. For the recovery of debts under ADVERSE POSSESSION-GRANT NOT VOID FOR
made between five persons interested in the com£50 as per 20 & 21 Vict. c. 25, form No. 1 to C. UNCERTAINTY - PRESUMPTION. – Possession is pany of the first part, and the five directors of Final notice.” At the bottom of this notice in adverse for the purpose of limitation when an
The second part, after reciting the bond, it was small type are printed numerous sections of actual possession is found to exist ander circum- agreed that, in pursuance of an agreement made County Court Acts, and finally as follows: "Rule stances which evince its incompatibility with a liability of the several persons, parties thereto
apon the treaty for the loan by the bank, the 120 enacts that when
a defendant makes default freehold in the claimant. A grant from the Crown the second part, under the bond, should be borne in payment of the whole amount awarded, execu- of undefined and unascertained shares in land tion may isspe against his goods without leave of will not be held void for uncertainty after long and discharged by the ten several persons partios the court, and such execution shall be for the modern possession, for in such a case a supple- tions, and that each of the several persons parties whole amount of the judgment and costs." Our mentary and confirmatory grant may be presumed. thereto, would indemnify the other nino against correspondent assures us that many poor people Doe dem. Devine v. Wilson (10 Moo. P. C. 502), all actions, &c., in respect of the loan by the are by means of such notices often induced to pay followed. it is, and always will be until rectified, our daty presumptions which should properly be made by bank recovered judgment against the obligees of more than they really owe. This matter to which appear to be one way, their Lordships will make the bank or in respect of the bond. The com. to direct attention, does not fall short of a scandal a jury, without sending the case down for a new on the administration of justice in the County trial : (Des Barres and another
v. Shey, 29 L. T. the bond for the whole
amount of principal and inCourts, and the legal societies will render signal Rep. N. S. 592. Priv. Co.)
terest due thereunder. One of the guarantors service if they can secure legislation which will CREDITORS' SUIT-DELAY IN PROVIN WILL guarantors, who had under the judgment paid
had become insolvent. On a bill by two of the prevent a continuance of such an objectionable, -STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS.- A simple contract more than their proportion of the sum secured by if not a nefarious, practice.
creditor of a testator, who died in 1857, filed a the bond against the other eight guarantors to
bill on the 1st Dec. 1870, for administration of the enforce a rateable contribution from them in The Profession will be interested to observe that testator's estate. The testator, by his will, gave respect of the principal, interest, and costs rethe Admiralty have in the Navy List for the cur
all his real and personal estate to his widow covered under the bond: Held (affirming the rent quarter distinguished (by printing in italics during widowhood, and appointed two of his decision of Lord Romilly, M.R.) that all the in the seniority, but not in the alphabetical list) children his
executors. The will was retained by solvent
guarantors were liable
to contributo ratethe names of such naval officers of all ranks who the widow, who refused to produce it, until com: ably in respect of the whole amount recovered have commuted their pensions. This step has no pelled to do so by proceedings being taken
against under the bond, and that the extra liability doubt been taken by their Lordships in the her in the Court of Probate, but she entered into arising from the insolvency of one of the gua interests of the public, but it will also be of possession of the testator's property, and regu. ranrors was not to fall upon the defendants
to much assistance to solicitors who, when in larly paid the interest on the amount due to the the action at law. The bank made a further structed by clients to proceed for the recovery of plaintiff
until the 1st Feb. 1864, after which time advance to the company upon the personal secadebts against naval officers have always had diffi.
no interest was paid. The will was not proved rity of three of the directors. Five of the guaculty and trouble in ascertaining whether such until the 27th Sept. 1870. Held, that the plain- rantors for the amount secured by the bond officers had commuted or were in the receipt of tiff's claim was barred by the Statute of Limita- signed an agreement that they would join pensions. Cases are within our knowledge in tions : (Boatwright v. Boatwright, 29 L. T. Rep. the three directors in guaranteeing repaywhich clients of solicitors have been induced to N. S. 603. Rolls.)
ment to the bank of the further advance in give credit owing to the debtor's name appearing
WILL-DIRECTION TO PAY Debts-NOTICE. equal proportions with the three directors. in the Navy List, while in fact such officer was
-A testator by his will directed all his just debts One of the five who signed this agreement stated not in receipt of any pay or pension, and, as far to be paid, and in a subsequent part of his will by his affidavit that his signature (if he did sign) as any security to the creditor went, may just as devised certain freehold estates subject to the
was obtained on the express engagement and well not have appeared in the list at all. This is payment of all his just debts, &c. The devisee understanding that the agreement should be a salutary measure of reform, which, whilst mortgaged
the freehold estates, and applied the signed by all the guarantors for the sum secured benefiting the general public, will be of much mortgage money for his own purposes, and after- by the bond : Held, that the words "express assistance to solicitors, especially those in sea- wards became bankrupt. The executors of the understanding” were utterly unmeaning, and that port towns.
will were not parties to the mortgage, but the the court would never pay any attention to a
mortgagee had no notice that the money was to statement that something was done on an ex. We understand that the MASTER of the Rolls be applied otherwise than for the payment of press engagement, unless the engagement was has signified his intention to facilitate in every debts : Held (reversing the decision of Lord spoken to 'in a manner which was admissible way in his power the transaction of business in Romilly, M.R.), that the devise of the freehold in evidence : (Dallas v. Walls, 29 L. T. Rep. N. S. his chambers. This is most important, for, no
estates charged with the payment of debts con- 599. Chan.) doubt, many ex parte applications are made in the trolled the prior general charge of debts; that Chancery Courts which can be as well and less the devisee, and not the executor, was the proper
Correspondence. expensively made in the Judges' chambers. We person to raise the money to pay the debts, and hope the VICE-CHANCELLORS will follow the good that the mortgagee, having had no notice of the
OUR INVADERS.-The inclosed circular has reexample of Sir GEORGE JESSEL,
breach of trust, and being under no obligation to cently been handed to me by a client in the see to the application of the mortgage money, country. If your attention has not been already
had a good title, and was entitled to priority over called to it, I think its character will cause you NOTES OF NEW DECISIONS. the testator's creditors : (Corser v. Cartwright, and your readers some astonishment. For my CONSTRUCTION OF AGREEMENT-EASEMENT— 29 L. T. Rep., N.S., 596. Chan.)
own part I have not met with anything more im. EXPRESS WORDS.-By an agreement made between OBSTRUCTION TO TIDAL RIVER — NOTICE OF pudent for a long time.-ADVISER. J. G. and P. C. (under whom the respondent and | ACTION. - By a local Act the defendants were
29, Craven-street, Charing.cross, London. appellent respectively claimed), it was agreed authorised to construct in conformity with certain
Dec. 19th, 1873. that the dock between the wharves, on the deposited plans," and upon the lands delineated of forwarding you this letter, but having observed that
Sir,-We trust you will excuse us taking the liberty eastern side of the line of separation, shall for upon the said plans," à pier or landing stage, a bill of sale is registered' against you, and as such ever remain open as it now stands; that is to say, "together with such other works and conve- things are very often the commencement of trouble that neither of them shall fill it up with wharves niences in connection therewith,” as they should and inability to meet your creditors, we beg to suggest or other incumbrances, whereby the convenience from time to time think fit. Before the landing that if it should so occur that you are under any appreof the same may be damaged to either party." stage was commenced plans of the proposed will be well
for you to consult a respectable
solicitor, Held (reversing the judgment of the court below), works were to be deposited at the Admiralty who will advise you as to the course to be pursued, and that the effect of this agreement was to create for approval. The local Act was to be executed it is better to do this, before you get so far into difficulan easement that the dock should remain open as “subject to the powers and provisions " of the ties as to render your case very difficult to arrange. A it then stood for the convenience of either party Public Health Act 1848, sect. 139 of which re- personal interview will not cost you anything, and our to use it as a dock; and that if it was intended quires notice of action " for anything done or that one party should have a more limited right intended to be done”. under the provisions. assistance and under the Act of 1869, without publicity
stances, enables us to suggest immediate relief and therein than the other, such limited easement The defendants deposited plans (differing in and suspension of business. should have been created by express words : extension from the plans under the Act) which
Yours faithfully, (Morton y. Snow,29 L. T. Rep. N. S. 591. Priy. Co.) received the approval of the conservators of the
CARPENTER and VERNEIT
UNCLAIMED STOCK AND DIVIDENDS IN THE Benson (Geo. S.), Secundra Bagh, near Lucknow, East TAYLEUR (Wm.), Buotingadale, Drayton-in-Ha'er, Salop. BANK OF ENGLAND.
Indies, Esq. Jan, 21; Merediths, Roberts, and Mills. and of_39, Brook treet, Grosvenor-solare, Middlesex, solicitors, 8, New-square. Lincoln's-inn, London.
Esq. Feb. 14; Tucker and Lake, solicitora, 4, Serle. [Transferred to the Commissioners for the Reduction of the National Deot, and which will be paid to the persons BOFILL (Right Hon. Sir Wm.), Lord Chief Justice of_the
street, Lincoln's-inn-fields, London. Tenpectively, whose names are prefixed to each in three Common Pleas, 25, Eccleston squnre, Middlesex. Jan.
TAYLOR (Jas.), Milton, near Sittingbourne, Kent, gentle.
man. 12; Bolton and Co. solicitors, 1, New-square, Lincoln'emonths, unless other claimants sooner appear.)
Feb. 14; Fairfoot and Webb, solicitors, 13, APPACH (Frederick Wm.), of Tokenhouse-yard, gentleman; inn Middlesex.
Clement's-inn, London. £329 158. 3d. three por cent, annuities. Claimant, said BUTLER (Robert), Woodside, Hertford, Esq. Jan. 31; Wm,
TEX (Thos.) formerly of Manchester, and of Barnsley, Frederick Wm
York, lato of 6, Cecil-terrace, Wood-xreen, Middleser,
Sills, solicitor, 23, Old Broad-street, London.
linen merchant. Jan. 16; Marriott and Woodhall, solici. BRUTON (Ann), spinster, all of Kensington-terrace, W. W. Welton, solicitor, Woodbridge.
tors, 12, Norfolk-street, Manchester. Gravel Pits ; £200
Towlson (Joi.), 1, Fe -villas, Queen'a-roa 1, Tunbridge now three per cent. annuities. COOPER (Wm.', St. James Villa, Rye-hill, Peckham-rye, Olaimants, said Ann Bayley, widow, and Ann Davies, wife Surrey, gentleman. Jan. 31; A. 8. Edmunds, solicitor,
Wells, rotired ironmongor. Feb. 28: R. T. Andrew, of Lewis Davies, formerly Ann Bruton, spinster, the sur11, St. Bride's-avenue, Fleet-street, London.
solicitor, 1, Calverley Moant, Tonbridge Wells. vivors. CosIER (Wm.), Wilmington Hall, Kent, Esq. Feb. 1;
TOCKER Honry, Blackford, Wodmore, Somorset, gentle. RANKEN (Chas.), of Gray's-inn, Middlesex,, gentleman;
Desborough and Son, solicitors, 3a, Finsbury-circus
man. Feb. 6; E. W. Edwards, solicitor, Wedmore. HYDE (Arthur, of Mohill, County Leitrim, Ireland, South, London.
TUPPER (Martin de Havilland, 13, Charch-street. Stoke clork; CrorroX (Parsons), of Merrion-street, Dublin, COWDEROY (John), 4. Triangle-terrace, Camberwell, Surrey,
Newington, Middlesex, gentleman. Jun. 23 ; W. Blewitt, Esq., and CONXJR (Wm. Henry), Lieut., R.N., 2891 58. 8d. grocr. Feb. 10; Withall and Compton, solicitors, 19,
solicitor, 27, New Broad-street, London. Great George-street, Westminster.
WALKER (Rev. Canon), Scarborough. York. New Three per Cent. Annuities. Claimants said Parsons
Jan. 31; Crofton, ani Wm. Henry Conner, the survivors. CUSHING (Francis), 2, Gresham-villan, South Church-road,
Woodall and Woodall, solicitors, 26, Queen-street, Scar.
borough. SOUTH WALES MINERAL RAILWAY COMPANY, per Act 16 & 17
New Town, near Southend, Essex, architect and sur Vict. c. 197. 6312 108., Threo per Cent. Annuities. yeyor. Feb. 9; William Sturt, solicitor, 14, Ironmonger
WATES Edward), 15, Harmer-street, Milton-next-Graves. Claimant said South Wales Minera. Railway Company. lane, London.
end, Kent, solicitor. Jan, 31; Hooke and Street, solici. DAY (Mary A.). Torrington House, Pinner, Middlesex,
tors, 27, Lincoln's-inn-fields, Middlesex. widow. Jan. 19; Geo. Walker, solicitor, 52, Fitzroy-street,
WATSON (Wm.), Calow, Chesterfield, Derby. March?; R. APPOINTMENTS UNDER THE JOINT-STOCK Fitzroy-square, Middlesex,
T. Gratton, solicitor, 5, Knifosmith-gate, Chesterfield,
WEBB (Harriet), 12, Priors-terrace, Cheltenham, GloucesCASTELL CARA DOCKAN GOLD MIXING COMPANY (LIMITED).
Earl). K.C.B., Buckhurst Park, Sursex, of Bourne Hall
ter, widow, Jan. 23; J. L. Smith, solicitor, Ledbury.
Herefordshire. Creditors to send in by. Jan. 24 their names and ad.
Cambridge, and 18, Pall Mall and The Thatched House
Club, St. James's-street, Middlesex dresses, and the particulars of their claims, and the
Jan. 18; Cope,
WEBSTER (Anne E), Glebe-street, Nottingham, widow, names and addresses of their solicitors, if any, to James Rose, and Pearson, solicitors, 26, Great George-street,
Feb 1; Thos. W. Elliott, solicitor, 6, Middle Parement,
WILLIAMS (Henry B.), 2. Berkeley-villag, Cheltenham, o clock, is the time appointed for hearing and adjudicat. ter-equare, subsequenily of Bryanston-street, Portman.
Esq. April 1; F. and E. Griffiths, solicitors, 2, Crescenting upon such claims.
square, and late of 21. Buckingham-street, Strand, Middle
place, Cheltenham. SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWSPAPER COMPANY (LIMITED).
sex, spinster. Feb. 19; Wm. c. Gill, solicitor, 3, Miles'g.
Wilson (John), formerly of the George Inn, Rochdale. Creditors to send in by Jan. 27 their names and ad. buildings, Bath,
road, Manchester, late of Southport, gentleman. Feb 9; dressee, and the particulars of their claims, and the DYMOKE (John), Scrivelsby Court, the Honourable the
Ed. Heath and Sons, solicitors, 41, Swan-street, Man.
chester. names and addresses of their solicitors, if any, to James
Queen's Champion. Feb. 12; Gregory and Co., solicitors,
WISEMAN (Jas.!, Heathfield-terrace. Halifax, York, gentle.
man. Jan. 15; Wavell and Co., solicitorr, 26, George-street,
Halifax. at hall-pa-t eleven o'clock, is the time appointed for hear.
donbury, Herts, banker. Jan. 31 ; R. Dixon, solicitor, 5, ing and adjudicating upon such claims. Finsbury-square, London,
ZILLWOOD (Richard N.), Romsey, Southampton, miller. STADIL FIORD RECLAMATION COMPANY (LIMITED). - Petition FAULKNER (George N.), formerly of White parish, near
March l; Stead, Tyler, and Potter, solicitors, Romsey. for winding-up to be heard Jan. 17, before the M.R.
Salisbury, late of Wargrave, near Henley-on-Thames,
Oxford, Esq. Feb. 12; Gregory, Rowcliffes, and Rawle,
REPORTS OF SALES.
of 2, Howick-place, Westminster. Feb. 1; Major Jary,
Wednesday, Dec. 31.
By Messrs. H. and F. JARRATT, at Leicester. chant. Feb. 2; Isaac D. Rees, solicitor, Aberdare,
FULWAVES (Robert), Maidstone, grocer. March 25; Glamorgan, Feb. 17, V.C. M., at twelve o'clock.
Leicestershire.-Cold Newton.- Inclosures of land, containAITTIELD (Chas.), Farnham, Surrey, maltster, corn and
Monckton and Co , solicitors, 72, King-street, Maidstone. ing 50a. Ir. 2p., freehold-sold for £8418. coal merchant, and hop planter. Jan. 24; Henry Potter. GALLOWAY (Right Hon. Randolph S. Earl of, Baron Stewart
Thursday, Jan. 1. solicitor, Farnham. Feb. 7; M. K., at hall-past
By Mr. A. M. YETT8, at Gaildhall Tavern. Jermyn-street, St. James's, London. o'clock.
Reversion to 2781 58., Royal Exchange Assurance Stock, life BAILEY (Martha H.), 11, Daneby-street, Liverpool. Jan.
GLADWELL (William), late of 2, Abercorn-villas, Forest. aged 6 years-sold for £1940. 12, W. W. Wynne, solicitor, 115, Chancery-lane, London.
Jane, Stratford, Essex, formerly of the Admiralty, White- Reversion to one-third part of £1333 6s. 8d. Consols, life aged Jan. 22; V.C. H, at one o'clock. hall. Jan. 23; C. J. Lowes, solicitor, 14, Walbrook, Lon.
80 years-sold for £270. don, BOLTON (John H.), Lincoln's-inn, Middlesex, and of Lee, Kent, solicitor. Jan. 20; Cnarles Robbins, solic tor. 1,
GOAILEY (John), St. John's Villa, Brixton-road, Surrey, New-square, Linco.n's-inn, Middlesex. Jan. 27; M. R.,
gentleman. Feb. 1; Withall and Compton, solicitors, 19, at eleven o'clock.
Great George-street. Westminster.
MAGISTRATES' LAW. street, Clerkenwell, Middlesex contractor. Jan. 12; J.A.
man-square, Middlesex, late of 2, Marlborough-place,
Harrow.road, Middlesex, Esq. March 1; Bircham and
MAGISTRATES' CLERK'S FEES.
sey, Middleses, spinster.
Jan. 18; Sutcliffe and Summers, pointed by the Town Council of the Borough of ship with Robert Booth, as gain and starch manulacturers. Feb. 7; R. Page, solicitor, o, Clarence-buildings, HALL (Rebecca), Goverton, Bleasby, Nottingham, widow. Sheffield to prepare a new Table of Fees. Booth street, Manchester. Feb. 21 ; v.C. B., at twelve Jan. 81; Parsons and Son, solicitors, Wheeler-gate, Your committee report that in pursuance of & o'clock.
Notts. Cass (Arthur H.), Calcutta, East Indies, hotel keeper. HICKMAN (Tho..), 193, St. John-street-road, Middlesex, resolution passed by the council on the 29th Oct., March 1: Geo. L. Parkinson, solicitor, 8. Jonn-street, bruchmaker, Feb. 11'; Taylor and Co. solicitors, 15, Fur: | 1873, appointing them to prepare a New Table of Adelphi, Middlesex. March 16; M. R., at eleven o'clock. nival's-inn, London.
Fees, to be taken by the clerk to the justices for CHELNE (John 1. G.), Bancoorah, Bengal, India. March HILL Wm., late of 22, Clanricarde-gardens, Kensington, this borough, for adoption by the council and 19; Thos. Plews, solicitor, 14, Old Jewry-chambers, London. March 26; M.R., at eleven o'clock.
and builder, at 203, Whitechapel-road, Middlesex, and confirmation by the Secretary of State, they have CONAWAY ( Rachel), 39, Baltic-street, Old-street, St. Luke's, carrying on the business of a brickmaker, at Ilford,
considered the table of fees submitted by the Middlesex. widow. Jan. 21; H Nicholson, solicitor, 25, Leyton, Wanstead, and Stratford, all in the county of Collexe-hill, London. Feb. 3; V.C. M., at twelve o'clock. Essex. Feb, 1; Datfield and Bruty, solicitors, 6, Token
Home Office, and after carefully examining the COOPER (Thos.) 12, Brookfield-road, South Hackney, Mid. house-yard, London.
same, and comparing it with the table of fees at dlesex, builder. Jan. 23; E. R. Keele, solicitor, 5, Fre- HORTON (John) otherwiso William Morgan, late a gunner present in force, beg to recommend the council to derick's-placa, Old Jewry, London, Feb. 6; M. R. at in the 7th Battery 23rd Bricade of H. Ms. R. A. May 1; adopt the same, and to take the necessary steps eleven o'clock.
F. W. Seaman, solicitor, Wednesbury.
KEY (Annabella H.) 12, Albion-street, Hyde-Park, Middle for obtaining the approval of the Secretary of eleven o'clock. sex, widow. Feb. 1; Murray and Hutchins, solicitors, 11, State for the
Home Department thereto. A copy EGGAR (John), Mansfield Farm, Iver, Bucks. Jan. 12; Hedges and Brandreth, solicitors, 9, Red Lion-square,
Ker (John B ), Oriental Bank Corporation, Threadneedle of the table of foes is annexed to this report.
street, London, and 26, Duke-street, Manchester-square, Your committee think it their duty further to Miudlesex. Jan. 19; V.C. H. at twelve o'clock.
Middle-ex, Eq. Feb. 1; Murray and Hutchins, solicitors, state that on the 9th day of January, 1850, a oom. French (Rt. Hon. Fitz-St-phen), D.P., formerly of Lough 11, Birchin-lane, London. Errett, Roscommon, Ireland, late of 68, Warwick-square Pimlico, Middlesex. Jan. 31; R. Petch, solicitor, 8, John
LEVERS (Francis). Glebe-street, Nottingham, licensed vic. mittee was appointed by the council to report
tualler. Feb. 1; Thomas W. Elliott, solicitor, 6, Middle upon the subject of the fees payable to the clerk street, Be ford-row, Middlesex. Feb. 16; V.O. M. a twelve o'clock.
pavement, Nottingham. HAWKE (Edward H., Tolgulla, near Scorrier, Cornwall.
LUCAS (Ralph), Seaton Carew, Durham, and Bampton to the justices, and on the 26th March, 1850, the Feb. 10 E. H, busk, solicitor. 1, New-square, Lincoln's.
Grange, Westmoreland. Jan: s1; John'B. Stover, soli- | council adopted the table of fees now' in force,
citor, West Hartlepool. inn, Middlesex. Feb. 20; V.C. B., at twelve o'clock.
which were then considered to be on a more reHOLDEN (Thos.), Nether Thurvaston, Longford, Derby,
MARTYN (Wm.), 7, Thayer-street, Manchester-square, Mid. farmer. Feb. 1; Samuel Leech, solicitor, Derby. Feb. dlesex, Esqa Jan. 24; G. E. Thomas, solicitor, 8, Regent: duced scale, as a whole, than had been sanctioned
in any other borough. 20; M. R., at o'clock.
MESHAM (Margaret E.), Pontruffydd Hall, Flint, spinster. HOWARD (Sir Ralph), Bart, Belgrave Mansions, Grosvenor
Afterwards the council considered it desirable March 1, Sladen and Mackenzie, solicitors, &, Delahay. that the clerk to the justices should be paid by gardens, Middlesex. Jan. 23 ; 0. Gatliff, solicitor, , Fing- street, Westminster, Middlesex.
bury-circus, London. Feb. 6; MR. at eleven o'clock. MILLNER (Rev. Wm.), formerly of 8, Tottenham-place, salary in lieu of fees, and on the 14th January, JONES (Wm. H.), 156, Borough High-street, Southwark, and Annerley, Surrey, leatherseller. Jan. 31; D. Mallam,
Clifton, near Bristol, vicar of St.
Augustine-the-Less, 1852, they passed the following resolution :
Bristol, and minor canon of Bristol Cathedral, afterwards solicitor, 1, Staple inn, Holborn, Middlesex. Feb. 16 ; V C.M., at twelve o'clock. of 50, Regent's-park-road, Regent's-park, Middlesex, but
“Resolved : That in the opinion of this council LEWTHWAITE (Jos.), Parkinson House, otherwise Sanitary
lata of 64. Mornington-road, Hegent's-park, rector of St. it would be desirable, and they hereby, in pursu. place. Dear Halifax, York, mathematical teacher. Jan. Yarde and Loader, solicitors, 1, Raymond-buildings. Her Majesty's Secretary of State, that the clerk
ance of the 14 & 15 Vict. c. 55, recommend to 15; Norris, Foster, and England, solicitors, Halifax. Jan. 29; V.C.H., at twelve o'clock, McCABE Esther J.), formerly of Southwick-crescent, Hyde
MUGGERIDGE (Thos.). Green-street Green, near Dartford, to the justices of the peace for this borough be park. Middlesex, late of Ticehurst, Sussex, spinster. Jan.
Kent, farmer. Jan. 15; Russell and Co., solicitors, Dart- paid by salary in lieu of fees and other payments, 12; S. Potter, solicitor, 39, King-street, Cheapside, Lon- PAGET (Chas.) Ruddington Grange, Ruddington, Notting- and that a salary of £800 per year should be paid
don. Jan. 26; V.O. H., at twelve o'clock. PARTINGTON (Eliza), formerly of Montreal House, Great
ham, Esq. Feb. 9; Enfield and Dowaon, solicitors, Not- to Mr. Albert Smith, the present clerk (he thereout Malvern, Worcester, late of 4, Westbourne-terrace, Richmond-road, Malrern Link, Worcester, spinster. Jan. 26;
PARKER (Henry P.) 1, Blenheim-villas, Gold Hawk-road, defraying the expenses of clerks, printing, sta.
Shepherd's Bueh, Middlesex, gentleman. lato an artist; tionery, and all other expenses incidental to the Thomas H. Smith, solicitor, In, ederick’s-place, Old Jewry, London. Feb. 4; V.O.M., at twelve o'clock.
Jan. 18; Watson and Son, solicitors, 16, Bridge-road, office.)".
Mr. Albert Smith was requested to make a Middlesex. Feb. 7; V.O. H., et twelve o'clock.
Sussex, architect. Jan. 19; J. J. Darley, solicitor, 36, return of receipts and expenditure for the years Power (Edward), Gloucester, printer and stationer. Jan. 12; K. H. Frger, solicitor, Gloucester. Jan. 26; M. R., at
RIPLEY (Edward P. W.), late a major in the Bengal Staff 1850 and 1851, and the following results were ob. half-past eleven o'clock.
Corps. Jan. 30; E. Carleton Holmes and son, solicitors, tained from the return furnished by Mr. Smith in Pugh (Evan), Pennell-village, Merioneth, agent and sur.
12, Bedford-row, London.
compliance with such request :veyor. Jan. 20; Williams and Gittens, solicitors, NewRISDON (John), Great Parodon, Essex, Esq. Feb. 20; Geo.
€ 8. d. town, Montgomery, Feb. 2; V.C M., at twelve o'clock.
Dixon, solicitor, 35, John-street, Bedford row, Mid.
Gross Income received...
1875 7 5 SMITH (Jas. G.),
29, Fenchurch-street, London, gentleman.
Expenses of Clerks, Printing, and
395 9 9 16; G. S. and H. Brandon, solicitors, 15, Essex.street, WEARING (Edward B.), Crowhurst Land Farm, Lingfield,
Strand, Middlesex. Surrey. yeoman. Feb. 1; Wm. Carpenter and Sons,
Net Income ... 1479 17 8 solicitors, 4, Brabant Court, Philpot lane, London. Feb.
SANDERS (Chas.), formerly of Braintree, late of Colchester, 10; V.C. H., at twelve o'clock.
Essex, corn factor. Feb. 20; Veley and Cunnington,
8. d. SCOTCHER Charles). 88, Brecknock-road, Middlesex, and
1566 2 8 CREDITORS UNDER 22 & 23 VICT. c. 35. 86, Bull-street, Birmingham. Feb. 16; H. Ivimey, soliciLast Day of Claim, and to whom Particulars to be sent. tor, 8, Staple-inn, London,
Expenses of Clerks, Printing, and
400 5 6 Feb. 10; Hadford and Son, solicitors, Atherstone.
road, Lee, Kent, gentleman, formerly the registrar of
1165 17 2 AFTWOOD (Thos,), Stockbridge, Southampton, gentleman. Karch 1; Stead and Co. solicitors, Romsey.
Surrey. Jan, 20; Cattarns and Co., solicitors, 33, Mark
Upon the resolution of the council being sube