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to follow in the discharge of great public | read this trial during all ages, because never was
duties.
No man should be insensible to there a trial in England, I believe, since that
memorable trial of Charles I. which has excited
more the attention of Englishmen and the world
than this. Many things have passed in the course
of this trial which I would give a portion of my
heart's blood had not passed. Many things have
occurred in the course of this trial which in my
judgment will for ever blur and sully the name
of certain individuals-individuals with whose
name and glory many of us were concerned,
individuals whose name and glory are part-"
Here I said, "Will you speak a little louder ?"
and the learned counsel said, "I will speak as
loud as I can." It would be idle to affect or pre-
tend not to know to whom these observations
connected with the alternative of infamy, or
honour were addressed. Whose names are to be
"blurred and sullied" for the future? Is that the
way in which counsel is to speak of the judges of
the tribunal before whom he is pleading? I am
sure that there must come but one response from
the body that I see before me. (Applause from
the Bar, which was immediately checked.) Gentle-
men, the history of this cause may be written by
whom it may; I care not. I am conscious of
having done my duty in it, and I can only say-
There is no terror in your threats,
For I am armed so strong in honesty
That they pass by me like an idle wind
Which I regard not.

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should obstinately stick to it without seeking to
reconcile it with the opinion of the rest of the
body. I never heard that language addressed to a public opinion who has to dischargo a public
jury before, and therefore I am obliged to express trust. No man should be insensible to the value
my judicial sense of such an argument, not that I of the good opinion, if you like, the applause of
believe there is the slightest necessity for warning your fellow countrymen. But there is a con-
you against the doctrine, which might lead to sideration far higher than that. It is the satis-
mischievous consequences if it were to be enter-faction of your own internal sense of duty, the
tained. But as the doctrine has been propounded, satisfaction of your own conscience, the know-
I must make an observation or two upon it. I lelge that you are following the promptings of
should be the last man to suggest to any indi- that still small voice which never, if we listen
vidual member of the jury that if he entertains honestly to its dictates, misleads or deceives-
conscientious, fixed convictions, although he may that still small voice whose approval upholds us
stand alone against his eleven fellow jurors, he even though men should condemn us, and whose
should give up the profound and unaltered con- approval is far more precious than the honour or
viction of his own mind. The law requires the applause we may derive, no matter from what
unanimous verdict of twelve men before a verdict source-that voice whose approval makes us walk
of either "Guilty" or "Not guilty can be finally by day serene and makes our pillow smooth by
pronounced, and I say that if a man is satisfied night. Listen to that, gentlemen, listen to that;
on the evidence, after having given to the case do right and care not for anything that may
every attention in his power, that he cannot find be thought, or said, or done without these walls.
a verdict with the rest of his fellow-jurymen, it is In this, the sacred temple of justice, such con-
right that he should stand by his conviction. siderations as those to which I have referred
But then we must recollect that he has a duty to ought to have and can have no place. You and
perform and that it is this. He is bound to give I have only one thing to consider, it is the
the case every possible consideration before he duty we have to discharge before God and
finally determines upon the course he will pursue, man, according to the only manner we should
and if a man finds himself differing from the rest desire to discharge it honestly, truly, and
of his fellows with whom he is associated in the fearlessly, without regard to any consequences
great and solemn function of the administration except the desire that this duty should be pro-
of justice as jurymen, he should start with the perly and entirely fulfilled. And, gentlemen, I
fair presumption that the one individual is more say it without fear, and I say it not unadvisedly,
likely to be wrong than the eleven from whom he that we have been threatened. A system of in-
differs. He should bear in mind that the great timidation has been attempted to be brought to
purpose of trial by jury is to obtain unanimity bear upon us who are seated here to administer
and to put an end to further litigation; he should justice. We have been told that if our country-
address himself in all humility and all diffidence men do not meet us with sufficient reprobation
in his own judgment to the task he has to perform, the history of this cause shall be written in which
and carefully consider all the reasons and argu. those who do not take part with the defendant,
ments which the rest of the body are able or who think it necessary in the honest and fear-
to put forward for the judgment they are less discharge of their duty to point out things
ready to pronounce, and he should let no that may make against him, shall be delivered
self-conceit, no notion of being superior to over to the unrestrained licence of unqualified
the rest in intelligence, no vain presumption of abuse. We are to be handed down to posterity
superiority on his part, stand in the way. What I covered with infamy. I have heard language ap
am anxious to impress on you, and not on you plied to this tribunal which I will undertake to
only, is that the one or two who may stand alone say in the whole annals of the administration of
against their fellows are bound to do their best justice in this country no advocate ever before
to satisfy their minds that sound sense and judg. dreamt of addressing to a court. When I say
ment are not with the majority instead of with the I heard it, I must correct the phrase. I did
few. That this is the duty which the juryman not hear it. It had been spoken with bated
owes to the administration of justice and the breath, and I must suppose only with the
opinion of his fellows, and therefore I must pro- purpose and intention that I should not
test against the attempt to encourage a single hear it. If I had heard it, most unquestion-
juryman, or one or two among a body of twelve, ably it should not have passed without that
to stand out resolutely, positively, and with fixed punishment which it is competent for this court
determination and purpose, against the judgment to inflict, and which should be inflicted upon those
and opinion of the majority. If such rules as who outrage decency, and heap upon it indignity
were laid down by the learned counsel for the and insult. The learned counsel spoke with bated
defendant were adopted and acted upon, and breath, loud enough for the reporters to catch his
great trials rendered abortive by no verdicts words, but not for us. And yet one or two words
being pronounced, and the recommencement of caught our listening ears, which to me seemed as
long protracted litigation would be necessarily if some contumely or insult was intended to be
occasioned, it would make trial by jury not the conveyed, and I called upon the learned counsel to
blessing that it is the great and noble insti- speak out as a man should speak; but his answer
tution that it is, but a curse in the adminis- was that his indisposition, brought about by
tration of justice, and lead by legislation to overwork and exertion, prevented him from
a modification in our existing course of pro- speaking aloud. Afterwards, however, when he
ced ure-a modification which I for one do not changed his subject, he was loud enough to be
desire to see introduced. I have long thought heard at the other side of Westminster Hall. I
that a jury, assisted by a judge, is a far better must say that in the way the learned counsel comes
tribunal for the elucidation and establish- forward to insult this court there is cowardice
ment of truth than a judge unassisted by a and insult combined. I rejoice to see the Bar
jury would be. But I am perfectly satisfied that of England here, in order that its members
it is the business of the judge to assist the jury in may hear the way in which a member of their
the way I have sought to assist you, by placing body addressed the Court of Queen's Bench-I
the whole case before you, by pointing out all the will say the august Court of Queen's Bench.
facts and the inferences which appear to me to There is abundant opportunity for pointing out
arise from those facts. I trust you will be able, any errors into which it may fall, but the Court is
whichever way your verdict goes, to pronounce
not to be insulted and bearded in this manner.
an unanimous verdict, and to put an end to this "There is no actor in this trial," says the learned
litigation, so as not to create in the popular mind counsel, "from the humblest to the most exalted"
the intense dissatisfaction which would arise from (we know whom he means), "who may not well
this, trial being rendered abortive by the dissen- look with apprehension and almost with dismay
sions of the jury, which might lead to the intro- at the position he may occupy before his country-
duction of a change in our system which then, I men and the world for all future ages. I should
think, would be loudly called for, a change which be sorry to think that there is any person con-
I for one would deprecate and deplore, although nected with this great controversy who does not
its necessity would perhaps be undoubted, and the look with a species of pride in maintaining an
change would be one which everybody would honest fame before the world and posterity. I
approve. So much for that matter. But I have should be sorry to think that there was one of us
also heard other language addressed to you, who was dead to the future-who did not some-
such as I never heard before in a court of times ask himself, with the utmost feeling of
justice, and which I hope and trust I shall never solemnity, How shall I also appear in the histo-
hear again. You have been invited to pronounce rical reminiscences of this great trial?' For my
your judgment not simply with reference to your own part, from the first moment that I became
own convictions, but with a view to promised "ova- connected with it I knew that it was one which
tions " at the hands of your fellow countrymen. must cover the names of all prominently engaged
I am sure there is not one of you, however much in it, in future ages, either with infamy or with
you may desire that public opinion should go honour, and I on a former occasion took the
along with you and should ratify your verdict, liberty of calling your attention to the blazon
however much you may desire that that which of glory which still surrounds the names (this is
you do should find favour in the sight of your intended for you, gentlemen), and which will for
fellow countrymen, I am sure there is not one of ever surround the names, of all those noble jury-
you who would not consider it an insult to be asked men who were connected, in a former age, with
to sacrifice his own sense of duty and of right for the great Annesley trial, and I am anxious that
the sake of popular applause, or the idle gratifi- a similar illumination of splendour should sur-
cation resulting from what is called "the ovation" round not your names only, but the names of
of your countrymen. There is but one course others also, in the eyes of those persons who will

But the history of this cause may be written hereafter by a pen steeped in gall and venom-a pen that may not scruple to lampoon the living or revile and calumniate the dead; I have no fears, the facts will speak for themselves. I have administered justice here now for many years. I cannot hope that my memory, like that of the great and illustrious men who have gone before me, will live unto after ages; but I do hope it will live in the remembrance-may I venture to say in the affectionate remembrance-of the generation before whom and with whom I have administered justice; and if my name shall be traduced, if my conduct shall be reviled, if my integrity shall be questioned, I leave the protection of my memory to the Bar of England (applause, which was again immediately suppressed), my relations with whom have never until this trial been in the slightest degree other than the most pleasant, and whose support has been, I may say, the happiness of my judicial life. Gentlemen, I have done; I have discharged my duty to the best of my ability. It only remains that you shall do yours, and I am sure that the verdict you will pronounce will be received on all hands, except by fanatics and fools, as the judgment of twelve men who have brought to the consideration of this great cause the most vigilant attention, the most marked and, I may say, remarkable intelligence, and the most sincere desire to discharge their duty before God and man according to what they believe in their hearts and souls to be the truth and justice of the case.

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Mr. Justice MELLOR also said: I am proud to
say that throughout the whole of this trial there has
never been a difference of opinion between us on
a single point. I adopt the directions of my Lord
Chief Justice fully, and I consider myself as re-
sponsible for them as if I had uttered them my.
self, entirely agreeing with him, as I do, in his
views of the evidence, and also in his remarks on
the highly censurable conduct of the leading
counsel for the defence. I cannot but think that
if a like spirit were manifested by the Bar, if
advocates were at liberty to treat as enemies all
those who were on the other side, to brand them
as perjurers and conspirators, and to use de-
the
nunciation and slander a weapon,
so-called independence of the Bar would be-
come a public nuisance. I am sure I know the
feeling of the Bar of England too well to think
for a moment that they would wish to use any
such weapon, or that they would accept the chal-
lenge which the learned counsel has chosen to
throw out. The views of the Lord Chief Justice
are the views of us all, and I emphatically say I
entirely concur with what he has laid down as the
duty of a judge. Some people seem to think that
the more cogent the facts the more the judge
ought to try to neutralize them. I cannot concur
in such an opinion; the duty of the judge is to
assist the jury in the discovery of truth, whether
the truth make for one side or the other.

THE NEW ASSISTANT JUDGE OF THE
MIDDLESEX SESSIONS.

Thursday, March 5.
THIS morning Mr. Edlin, Q.C., of the Western
Circuit, who has been appointed Assistant Judge
of the Middlesex Sessions, in succession to Sir
William Bodkin, was sworn in. Mr. Edlin only
received his appointment at a late hour last
night, consequently very few of the magistrates
were present, and a long delay occurred before a
sufficient number could be got together to form a
quorum. The Bar was represented by Mr.
Brindley, Mr. Warner Sleigh, and Mr. Sims. Mr.

Edlin was first sworn in as a justice of the peace, and having retired, he returned into court robed, and was then sworn in as the Assistant Judge. Mr. Pownall said he could not permit the opportunity to pass of his Lordship taking the chair of the court as Assistant Judge without expressing the extreme sorrow he felt with regard to Sir W. Bodkin, whose ill-health had compelled him to resign. He was speaking the sentiments, not only of every magistrate on that bench, but of every member of the Bar, and of all who had been in attendance at that court, that Sir William Bodkin was, by his integrity, by his great ability, and by his great knowledge pre-eminently qualified for the office which he held. The high standing in his profession which he (Mr. Edlin) held fully justified the choice made, and on behalf of the Bench he assured him that he would be received with kindness, cordiality, and friendship. He sincerely trusted that he would long be spared to adorn the Bench, and that he might long enjoy tranquillity of mind to go through his laborious duties.

cross-examination is very happily caught. It only remains to be said that as the portraits in the picture are taken with the consent of, and at private sittings given by those represented, and with a scrupulous regard to the etiquette which a picture may so easily infringe, an engraving of the picture will present an authentic and quasiauthoritative representation of a great legal event which might well form an addition to the limited number of sober ornaments which legal fastidiousness prescribes as fit for lawyers' offices.

NEW COUNTY COURT JUDGE.-The Lord Chancellor has appointed Mr. Francis A. Bedwell, of the Equity Bar, to the County Court Judgeship of the East Yorkshire Division, vacant by the resignation of Mr. Chapman Barber. Mr. Bedwell was called to the Bar in 1855.

act, it is the present case. One of its leading members stands publicly charged with a number of odious and gratuitous slanders upon the characters of a great variety of persons in the course of the discharge of his professional duties. If they have nothing at all to say on the subject, the public will be apt to think that their existence and their powers are an anomaly which ought at once to be superseded by something more effective. The case is not one in which any elaborate inquiry into matters of fact is necessary. Shorthand writers' reports of what Dr. Kenealy said are easily accessible, and the only questions, as it appears to us, which require to be settled are these two; first, were the charges which he made made under circumstances which justified him in making them ?-were they, that is, made under instructions as to their truth, to which he was bound to pay DEATH OF A COUNTY COURT JUDGE.-The attention, or under circumstances which formed judgeship of the County Court Circuit No. 49 is in themselves a reasonable ground for supposing vacant by the death of Mr. William Carmalt them to be true? Secondly, if this is not the Scott, which occurred on Tuesday, at his residence, case, is a man who makes such charges at random Eccleston-square. Mr. Scott was called to the a fit person to practise the profession of a bar. Bar in 1848, at the Middle Temple. In 1858 he Mr. Brindley, as the senior member of the Bar rister? After what has been said upon the sub- was selected for the important office of principal present, congratulated his Lordship on his ject, it is due to Dr. Kenealy himself, and it is secretary to the Lord Chancellor (Lord Chelmsappointment to a position for which his high also due to the public at large, that these ques- ford), which he held until June 1859, and again standing in his Profession eminently qualified tions should be investigated by a tribunal com- occupied the same post from July to September, him, and assured him that the Bar would always petent to adjudicate upon them. The liberty of 1866. In July 1865, Mr. Scott was appointed extend that courtesy and consideration which he the Bar in the matter of bringing charges against Gentleman of the Chamber to Lord Cranworth, was sure the Bar would receive from his Lord-persons who are connected with proceedings in and held that office up to July 1866. Three months ship. which they are engaged is no doubt a matter of after he was appointed judge of the County Mr. Warner Sleigh, on behalf of the Bar, paid a great public importance; but like every other Court Circuit No. 53 (the Cheltenham and Glou. high compliment to Sir William Bodkin, whose sort of liberty it must be subject to some limita-cester district), but within a month he was transresignation had been received with great regret tions, or it leaves no liberty for anyone else. ferred to Circuit 49, which includes Ashford, by the whole Bar. He assured Mr. Serjeant Cox Such language as the following on the part of the Canterbury, Deal, Dover, Faversham, Folkestone, that the Bar appreciated the uniform kindness highest of the common law judges ought not to be Hythe, Margate, Ramsgate, Romney, Sandwich, and courtesy which had always been character- allowed to pass unnoticed. It ought in common Sittingbourne, Tenterden, and Cranbrook. istic of him, and that in leaving he took with decency to lead to further investigation: "There CITY POLICE COURTS.-There appears to be him the entire unanimous goodwill of the whole never was in the history of jurisprudence a case some prospect of a considerable alteration in the Bar. in which such an amount of imputation and in- police court arrangements of the city. A proposi vective has been heard before, and I sincerely tion is in course of consideration to abolish the hope there never will be another. Although the Mansion House as a police court, and to transfer prosecution has been instituted by her Majesty's the business at present transacted there to the Government, and carried on on behalf of the Guildhall. The centralization under one roof of the Crown, you have been told that every one con- whole criminal business of the city would be a great nected with it, from the highest to the lowest-improvement upon the present divided system, but counsel, solicitors, clerks, detectives, everybody—in order to render such a reform possible it would is engaged in a foul conspiracy, has resorted to the be necessary to build a new court, that at Guildmost abominable means in order to corrupt hall being utterly inadequate in point of accommowitnesses." "One man is called a villain dation. Indeed, it is asserted that even one new against whom there is no more reason for court, however commodious, would not be suffi bringing such a charge than against any one cient for the purpose; but if it be possible to of us. The authorities of Stonyhurst are conduct the business of the city at present with accused upon no ground of any sort or kind two courts, at one of which the aldermen sit only not only with not teaching morality to their three hours daily, and the other of which is only students, but with the design of corrupting open from twelve to two, there can be little doubt their minds,... and all this with no more foun- that one court sitting the whole day, as is the dation than if the imputations had been brought case in other metropolitan districts, could encom against the authorities of Eton, Westminster, or pass the work. The advantages claimed for the any other of our great public schools. The dead new plan are-first, a saving of expenses to the are served in the same way. .. Captain Birkett, corporation of about £3000 a year; second, the who has gone to his account, who went down fact that the Mansion House would then be solely in the Bella, is actually charged with having the private residence of the Lord Mayor, while scuttled the ship in which he unfortunately much more space would be available for grand perished. Who could conceive it possible that receptions, banquets, and balls. To all persons such vile and slanderous imputations could have connected with police court business in the city, been brought forward in a court of justice ?" the erection of a new and commodious court would That "vile and slanderous imputations" should be a great boon, and it is to be hoped that the be brought forward in a court of justice on proposed plan will, if found practicable, not an occasion to which so much public attention occupy quite so long a time in execution as the was directed is bad enough, if the fact be so; but Palace of Justice only just commenced west of it will be almost a greater scandal to the Bar of Temple Bar.-Observer. Englond if so tremendous a charge, judicially made against a conspicuous member, should be allowed to remain uninvestigated because it is nobody's business to consider the subject.

His Lordship returned his sincerest thanks for the kind and cordial welcome which had been accorded to him by the Bench and the Bar on his taking his seat as Assistant-Judge of these Sessions. It was to him a source of great satisfaction to know that he would be assisted in the discharge of his duties by a body of gentlemen, learned, and very much experienced in the conduct of the business of the court. With regard to his friend Mr. Serjeant Cox, he had known him for a period of twenty-five years, and from the first day to this, they had been on terms of complete confidence, and not one word had ever passed between them which could not be regarded with satisfaction to both.

Mr. Serjeant Cox said that he left the court with considerable feelings of disappointment. He had certainly hoped that long services would have led to his appointment to the office, the duties of which he had so long discharged. Her Majesty's late Ministers had, however, thought differently, and he bowed to their decision. The learned gentleman then congratulated Mr. Edlin on his appointment, and said that no better man could have been found for the post.

The Assistant Judge then proceeded with the business of the court.

DR. KENEALY.-The Pall Pall Gazette writes: -Not presuming to paint the lily or adorn the rose, we would direct attention to one particular point in connection with the trial which ought not to be allowed to drop. We refer to the charges made by the Lord Chief Justice against the defendant's counsel. Dr. Kenealy has not only been rebuked by the Bench with a degree of severity with which in all probability no counsel over was rebuked before; but he has been specifically charged with the gravest professional misconduct of which a barrister can be guilty. The Lord Chief Justice says, in a great variety of different ways, that he has scattered foul accusations against all manner of persons without the smallest excuse or ground for it. Now this is surely not an accusation which ought to be made against a Queen's Counsel by the Lord Chief Justice of England without leading to something further. It is not decent that a man who occupies a conspicuous public position and discharges important public functions in respect of it, should have such imputations publicly thrown upon him and that nothing whatever should come of it. If what the judges have publicly said of Dr. Kenealy is true, he ought to be disbarred. If it is not true, he ought to be publicly relieved of the imputations made against him. The state of things is very much as if an officer in the army were pablicly charged by the Commander-in Chief with gross misconduct in the field. Such a charge ought to be publicly investigated and adjudicated upon. We have heard a great deal lately about legal education and the Inns of Court, and, oddly enough, a case was decided within the last day or two as to the right of a barrister to withdraw from his inn without forfeiting his right to practise. If there ever was a case in which the particular Inn of Court, of which Dr. Kenealy is a member, ought to feel itself bound to

TICHBORNIA. The removal of all the books, papers, family photographs, oil paintings, maps of different parts of the gobe, a model of the Bella, stupendous briefs, and all other legal paraphernalia of the prosecution from the large office at Westminster occupied by the solicitors to the Treasury during the late trial has just been completed. The most interesting of the debris was a huge album, containing life-like portraits of the Dormer, Arundell, Radcliffe, Lushington, Seymour, Tichborne, and Orton families, which are so arranged as to show at a glance contrasts in the status and physiognomy of the former ancient line and the Ortons with their pedigrees. This album will now be deposited in the archives of the trial.

An authentic representation of the Tichborne trial is now in the course of execution in the Court of Queen's Bench. The selection of the characters in the picture has been made, we are happy to say, with great judiciousness, and from a professional point of view the artist, Mr. R. Lincoln Alldridge, who is well known at the Royal Academy for felicitious portrait painting, has exercised a praiseworthy determination that his picture shall not offend the punctilious etiquette of the Bar, and shall embrace the portraits of none but those who will be historically connected with the trial. The portrait of Mellor, J., is remarkably faithful, and has received the approval of the learned judge. Both Mr. Hawkins and Mr. Serjeant Parry are happily delineated, and the characteristic expression of the former learned gentleman in the course of

SOLICITORS AND ATTORNEYS.-At the final examination at the Incorporated Law Society 1873, the following special prizes have been awarded: Timpron Martin Prize for candidates from Liverpool.-Mr. George Barrow Cummins having passed the best examination in the year 1873, and having attained honorary distinction, the Council have awarded to him the prize, consisting of a gold medal, founded by Mr. Timpron Martin, of Liverpool. Mr. Cummins served his clerkship with Messrs. Hore and Monkhouse, of Liverpool, and Messrs. Milne, Riddle, and Mellor, of London, and obtained a prize in Michaelmas Term 1873. Atkinson Prize for candidates from Liverpool or Preston. Mr. George Hime having, from among the candidates from Liverpool or Preston, shown himself best acquainted with the Law of Real Property and the Practice of Con veyancing, having otherwise passed a satisfactory examination, and having attained honorary dis tinction, the Council have awarded to him the prize, consisting of a gold medal, founded by Mr. John Atkinson, of Liverpool. Mr. Hime served his clerkship with Messrs. Anderson, Collins, and Robinson, of Liverpool, and Messrs. T. and T. Martin, of Liverpool, and obtained a prize in Michaelmas Term 1873. Broderip Prize for Real Property and Conveyancing, open to all candi dates.-Mr.Henry Nicholas Grenside having among the candidates in the year 1873 shown himself best acquainted with the Law of Real Property and the Practice of Conveyancing, having passed a satisfactory examination, and having attained honorary distinction, the council have awarded him the prize, consisting of a gold medal founded by Mr. Francis Broderip, of Lincoln's-inn. Mr. Grenside served his clerkship with Messrs. Walker and

Langborne, of New Malton, and Mr. Leonard Hopwood Hicks, of London, and obtained a prize in Hilary Term 1873. Scott Scholarship, open to all candidates. - Mr. Edwin Murcott being, in the opinion of the council, the candidate best acquainted with the theory, principles, and practice of law, they have awarded to him the scholarship founded by Mr. John Scott, of Lincoln's-innfields, London. Mr. Murcott served his clerkship with Mr. George Cattell Greenway, of Warwick, and Messrs. Robinson and Preston, of London, and obtained a prize in Michaelmas Term 1873. Birmingham Law Society's prize for candidates from Birmingham.-The examiners also reported that among the candidates from Birmingham in the year 1873, Mr. Richard Alfred Pinsent passed the best examination, and was, in the opinion of the examiners, entitled to honorary distinction. Mr. Pinsent served his clerkship with Messrs. James and Oerton, of Birmingham, and Messrs. Church and Clarke, of London, and obtained a prize in Easter Term 1873.

THE DISSOLUTION OF PARLIAMENT.-The dissolution of the recent Parliament is the twentieth of the century, the various periods having been chiefly in June and July. During this century the dissolutions have occurred as follows, viz., on June 29th, 1802; Oct. 24th, 1806; May 27th, 1807; Sept. 29th, 1812; June 10th, 1818; Feb. 29th, 1820; June 2nd, 1826; July 24th, 1830; April 22nd, 1831; Dec. 3rd, 1832; Dec. 30th, 1834; July 17th, 1837; June 23rd, 1841; July 23rd, 1847; July 1st, 1852; March 21st, 1857; April 23rd, 1859; July 6th, 1865; and Nov. 11th, 1868.

THE PATENT OFFICE.-The Athenæum is glad to perceive that the state of the Patent Office is attracting public attention. One useful mode of employing some of the annual surplus-£80,000would be in preparing a general index to the patents. It is alleged that the new annual indexes are a hindrance, instead of a help to investigation; and the partial classified indexes cannot supply the want of a complete index to every patent in the office. The subject has engaged the attention of the Society of Arts recently, and a deputation has attended the Lord Chancellor, urging that some steps should be taken with reference to the Patent Museum, which should not

be distinct from the Patent Office.

THE NEW LAW COURTS.-Lord Henry Lennox seems to be fortunate in the beginning of his career, for on Monday the most important step yet taken in connection with the new Law Courts was recorded. This certainly is not much towards completion, but is something as suggestive of On Monday Messrs. Bull and Son, of Southampton, the contractors, laid the foundation stone of their own offices, immediately on the completion of which, building operations will be vigorously proceeded with. Their Clerk of the Works estimates that they will hand the building over complete in a little less than seven years.

more.

The following quaint and characteristic production was written by the late Mr. Grocott, a Liver. pool solicitor :

:

A LAWYER'S WILL.

25th Jan. 1835.
This is my last Will and Testament:
Read it according to my intent.
My gracious God to me hath giv'n
Store of good things that, under heav'n,
Are giv'n to those "that love the Lord,
And hear and do His sacred Word:"
I therefore give to my dear Wife
All my Estates, to keep for life,
Real and Personal, Profits, Rents,
Messuages, Lands, and Tenements;
After her death, I give the whole
Unto my Children, one and all,

To take as "Tenants in Common" do,
Not as "Joint Tenants," "per mie-per tout."
May God Almighty bless His Word
To all my
66 presents from the Lord,"
May He His blessings on them shed
When down in sleep they lay their head.
I give all my "Trust Estates" in fee
To Charlotte my Wife and Devisee,
To hold to her, on Trusts, the same

As now hold them in my name;

I give her power to convey the fee,
As fully as though 'twere done by me,
And here declare that from all "charges"
My Wife's "Receipts are good dis-charges."
And now, my Wife, my hopes I fix

On thee, my sole Executrix-
My truest, best, and to the end

My faithful Partner, "Crown," and Friend.

In Witness whereof, I hereunto

My Hand and Seal have set,

In presence of those who names below
Subscribe and witness it.

J. C. G.

(L.S.)

This will was published, sealed, and sign'd, By the Testator, in his right mind, In presence of us, who, at his request, Have written our names these facts to attest. J. G. D. J. M. D. E. ATTORNEY-GENERAL OF JAMAICA.-The Earl of Carnarvon has nominated Mr. G. H. Barne, of the Western Circuit, to the Attorney-Generalship of Jamaica, vacant by the death of Mr. E. A. C. Schalch.

OFFICIAL LIQUIDATORS.- To-day is the last day for official liquidators to apply at the Rolls for remuneration during the present sittings.

CORRESPONDENCE OF THE

PROFESSION.

free discussion on all professional topics, the Editor is not responsible for any opinions or statements contained in it.

COURT OF CHANCERY.-Lord Cairns has just made an order, countersigned by Sir George NOTE.-This Department of the LAW TIMES being open to Jessel, that forty causes before Vice-Chancellor Hall be transferred to the Master of the Rolls. JUDGES' CHAMBERS.-Some new regulations are now in force, one of which is that the judges will not take summonses which can be heard by the master unless the same are referred to him. The business will not commence before eleven o'clock, and counsel will be heard at twelve o'clock, and the name of the counsel, when known, is to be given to the opposite side. A new regulation will be enforced by the Lord Chief Justice-that he will not sit on Saturdays while he is the "judge in town."

land will be placed in commission, it having been THE Standard says that the Great Seal in Iredeemed best for the public interests that no appointment to the office of Lord Chancellor should be made until the final settlement of the various questions affecting the Supreme Court of Judicature in Ireland.

LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL.

INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY.

SPECIAL PRIZES.

FINAL EXAMINATIONS FOR THE YEAR 1873.Timpron Martin Prize for Candidates from Liverpool.

MR. GEORGE BARROW CUMMINS having passed the best examination in the year 1873, and having attained honorary distinction, the Council have awarded to him the prize, consisting of a gold medal, founded by Mr. Timpron Martin, of Liverpool. Mr. Cummins served his clerkship with Messrs. Hore and Monkhouse, of Liverpool, and Messrs. Milne, Riddle and Mellor, of London, and obtained a prize in Michaelmas Term, 1873. Atkinson Prize for Candidates from Liverpool or

Preston.

Mr. George Hime having, from among the candidates from Liverpool or Preston, shown himself the practice of conveyancing, having otherwise best acquainted with the law of real property and passed a satisfactory examination, and having attained honorary distinction, the Council have awarded to him the prize, consisting of a gold medal, founded by Mr. John Atkinson, of Liverpool. Mr. Hime served his clerkship with Messrs. Anderson, Collins, and Robinson, of Liverpool, and Messrs. T. and T. Martin, of Liverpool, and obtained a prize in Michaelmas Term, 1873.

Broderip Prize for Real Property and Conveyancing.

Mr. Henry Nicholas Grenside having, among the candidates in the year 1873, shown himself best acquainted with the law of real property and the practice of conveyancing, having passed a satisfactory examination, and having attained honorary distinction, the Council have awarded to him the prize, consisting of a gold medal, founded by Mr. Francis Broderip, of Lincoln'sinn. Mr. Grenside served his clerkship with Messrs. Walker and Langborne, of New Malton, and Mr. Leonard Hopwood Hicks, of London, and obtained a prize in Hilary Term, 1873.

Scott Scholarship.

Mr Edwin Murcott being, in the opinion of the Council, the candidate best acquainted with the theory, principles, and practice of law; they have awarded to him the scholarship founded by Mr. John Scott, of Lincoln's-inn-fields, London. Mr. Murcott served his clerkship with Mr. George Cattell Greenway, of Warwick, and Messrs. Robinson and Preston, of London, and obtained a prize in Michaelmas Term, 1873. Birmingham Law Society's Prize for Candidates from Birmingham.

The examiners also reported that among the candidates from Birmingham in the year 1873, Mr. Richard Alfred Pinsent passed the best examination, and was, in the opinion of the examiners, entitled to honorary distinction. Mr. Pinsent served his clerkship with Messrs. James and Oerton, of Birmingham, and Messrs. Church and Clarke, of London, and obtained a prize in Easter Term, 1873.

On report of the Examiners, and by order
of the Council,

E. W. WILLIAMSON, Secretary.

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Judicial endeavours to visit the sins of the Re OCCLESTON (29 L. T. Rep. N. S. 785, Chan.). parents on the children have been frustrated since 1838 by the Wills Act, which provides that, to save continual re-executions a will shall speak as if signed at time of death, unless a contrary intention appears. Occleston clearly intended his will to speak from his death, and at that time Margaret Occleston was 'born and had acquired the necessary reputation, and did not fall within If Occ'eston had signed his will again just before the alleged rule of law prohibiting provision being made for illegitimate children to be begotten.' his death no question could have arisen, and the Wills Act in reality did this for him. Although not decided it would appear that children of single women en ventre sa mere cannot take except by special description, but the addition of such a provision (without naming the father) for children of whom the female might be pregnant at time of testator's death, would make everything safe.

E. M.

that in a leading article in the LAW TIMES the MAKING INFANTS BANKRUPTS.-I perceive writer expresses an opinion that the decision of Mr. Stonor, in Re Landon, that an infant may be made a bankrupt under the present Act of 1869, is opposed to the case of Maclean v. Dummett, in the Privy Council (22 L. T. Rep. N. S. 710), "and must, therefore, be doubted, if not disputed.' On reference to the case in question, I think you will find that this is not so. That case was on a Colonial (Barbadoes) Bankruptcy Act, and referred to traders only; and the decision of the Privy Council was that there was no petitioning creditor's debt, even if the party had been adult, and certainly none as he was an infant. In other words there was no trading and no debt. This was in accordance with the bankruptcy law of England up to 1861. But in the Acts of 1861 and 1869, both traders be made bankrupt on his own petition (Re and non-traders are liable to be made bankrupt, and its having been decided that an infant may Smedley and Re Burser); and I cannot see any for any lawful debt, as for necessaries, or judgreason why an infant may not be made bankrupt ments recovered against him, &c. The only argument I can see against it is that there are no special provisions as to infants in the Act, but I cannot think that this is sufficient to control the clear operation of this Act.

A COUNTY COURT OFFICIAL.

HILARY FINAL EXAMINATION.-Seven weeks

have elapsed since last Term's final examination was held, and there are, as yet, no signs of the list of honour men being published. Peradventure, the examiners are a-sleeping? At our Universities the lists of law honours are settled

in a week; but there the examiners are men selected because of their capacity to examine.LEX.

tion for my borough, on examining the ballot REJECTED BALLOT PAPERS.-At the last elecpapers previously to counting the votes, I found one containing a card folded in it, issued by the candidate's agent to the voter, pointing out his number on the register and his polling station. I placed the ballot paper on one side, intending to reject it, but by accident it got mixed with other ballot papers, and I could not identify it. The placing the card in the ballot box, no doubt, was an offence under the sub-sect. 4 of sect. 3 of the Ballot Act, but it would be impossible to discover the offender without opening the packet of used counterfoils. Would the ballot paper have been rightly rejected under the above circumstances? If not, it would lead to bribery to any extent. I think that the above case has not yet come under the notice of your readers.

MAYOR AND RETURNING OFFICER.

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accounts on and will enlighten me, I shall be greatly obliged. The clerk is to receive, as far as I can see, no money, and to pay but very little, as the fees are to be paid to the treasurer and the rates and Government grants, and the treasurer is to pay all sums over £5. These sums not passing through the olerk's hands in any way, in what manner is he to take account of them? Is he simply to debit or credit any moneys which he knows have been received or which the board have ordered to be paid? Is there any treatise published on school board accounts ? A CLERK,

71. PARTNER OF MAGISTRATE'S CLERK. — A client of mine was charged before a bench of magistrates at petty sessions with felony. The solicitor who appeared for the prosecution was objected to by my counsel on the ground that he had no right to appear for the prosecution as his partner was clerk to the Bench hearing the case; the Bench, however, overruled the objection. I should be glad if any of your correspondents who are experienced in magisterial business would inform me whether the Bench were right or not in overruling the objection. A SUBSCRIBE.

72. PROMISSORY NOTE-ALTERATION OF SIGNATURE BY HOLDER-RIGHT OF ACTION.-The maker is illiterate. He put his signature to a note, leaving out, through ignorance, some of the letters of his name. Holder (without fraud) inserted the letters which had been omitted to make it clear who was the maker. Would this be a "material alteration" so as to effect the holder's right of action P J. H. L.

73. ARTICLED CLERK-BOOKS, &c.-I shall be glad if some of your readers will enlighten me on the following: Betore execution of articles (a few months ago) I was under the impression that my principal was to supply me with the use of proper books. He now avises mo to purchase later editions than he has in his possession. There is no article in the indenture referring to books, but my father has covenanted to find " medicine, clothing, and all other necessaries." Are books included in "necessaries," or is my principal, who has covenanted to instruct me by the best means in his power, bound to find me proper books to study from?

LINCOLN.

.. INTESTACY ASSIGNMENT OF LEASEHOLDS (1000 YEARS). The children of the intestate are infants and orphans. Is the administrator alone able to assign? If so, who should be the parties to convey? An answer will oblige. E. V.

75. LANDLORD AND TENANT.-At the expiration of the term the tenant's son carries off the padlocks of barns, which padlocks belong to the landlord. No notice is taken of the latter's application to the tenants to replace. What course should be taken? X. Y.

76. EJECTMENT BY MORTGAGEE.-A., B., C., and D., are tenants in common of certain freehold premises held by one tenant upon a yearly tenancy. A. is entitled to seven-tenths of the whole; B., C., and D., to one-tenth each. A.'s share is mortgaged, and the mortgagees are in possession. A. and her mortgagees are desirous of determining the tenancy with a view to raising the rent. B., C., and D., refuse to concur in giving notice. Can A. and her mortgagees do so and sustain effectually an action of ejectment (if requisite) as to the whole, or what course inust be adopted?

T. F. H.

77. SATISFIED MORTGAGE TERM.-In 1840 A., an owner in tee, mortgaged his estate to B. for £100. The mortgage was by demise in the usual form for 1000 years. In 1850 the mortgage money was paid off, and an indorsement made on the mortgage to that effect, and signed by the mortgagee, who thereupon handed over the deed to the mortgagor. The mortgagor has now sold the estate, and the purchaser's solicitor requires the concurrence of the mortgagee. But is this necessary since the Act of 8 & 9 Vict. c. 112 (Satisfied Terins Act) ? X.

78. CONVEYANCING- HABENDUM. After the usual testatum granting the property to the purchaser and his heirs, the habendum runs as follows: "To have and to hold the said hereditaments and premises hereby granted, with their rights, members, and appurtenances unto the said A. B., his heirs and assigns, for ever." The words "and to the use of" are omitted, and as I never remember to have seen this done, I should like to know whether in the opinion of any of the readers of the LAW TIMES the title to the property is affected in any way. TYRO.

Answers.

(Q. 63.) SEAL.-I think "Owl's" answer is incorrect. The real question is, whether the settlement is sealed. He begs the question. Lord Coke (3 Inst. 169) defined a seal to be wax impressed, or wax with an impression, adding that war without an impression is not a seal. Practically, an impression upon some tenacious substance capable of being impressed (4 Kent's Com. 452; 6 Petersdorff's Abridg. 363). But it has in recent times been held that a stamped ink impression is a sufficient seal; and in these days, when mere technicalities are discouraged, and no distinctive seal is usual, it is open to the parties in executing the deed to adopt a piece of green ribbon as a seal if they think proper, and it was indeed expressly decided in R. Mayer (24 L. T. Rep. N. S. 273) that the usual attestation ciause in a case like that mentioned by "T. P. H." is prima facie evipence that the deed is sealed. C. H. B.

(Q. 68.) BALLOT ACT PERSONATION. - The voter would be guilty of personation, but I do not think the presiding officer could order him into custody. It is evident he conld not do so except at the request of a personation agent, who must declare that he verily believes, &c.; and this circumstance is omitted from the case put. But I will suppose that a personation agent makes this statement to the officer. The officer is then required "immediately after such person has voted to order him to be taken into custody." To vote is to complete the offence, which is till then only inchoate. The time for the lawful arrest is clearly specified, "immediately after the vote," and no other arrest

will be lawful. By not voting the voter prevents this moment from arriving, and the officer has consequently no power to order him into custody. OWL.

(Q. 69.) QUALIFICATION OF JUSTICES.-The course is a quo warranto information, leave to file which must be obtained from the Queen's Bench. Upon motion supported by an affidavit of the relator or person bringing the charge, the court grants a rule calling upon the defendant to show cause why information should not be filed. The defendant replies by affidavit, and if cause is not shown to the satisfaction of the court leave is granted to file the information. See 32 Geo. 3 c. 58. OWL.

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SOLICITORS' BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION. THE Board of Directors of the Solicitors' Benevolent Association, in transmitting a copy of the reports for the past year to the members of the association, announcing that the Right Hon. Lord Selborne has kindly consented to preside at the ensuing anniversary festival of the association, which, with his Lordship's concurrence, is ap. pointed to take place at Willis's Rooms, Kingstreet, St. James's, London, on Wednesday, the 17th June next, at half-past six o'clock p.m. The anniversary festival has been proved to be one of the most effective means of promoting the interests of the association, inasmuch as it affords an opportunity for mutual effort, without which an association extending, as this does, over the whole kingdom can be but imperfectly advanced. This association has already attained a position honourabie to the solicitors as a body; but, looking at the wide area over which it has to extend its benevolent operations, and to the numerical strength of the solicitors in England and Wales, it must be admitted that there is room for great improvement. It is hardly necessary to say how much this association deserves the support of the legal Profession.

Tho usual monthly meeting of the Board of Directors of this association, was held at the Law Institution, Chancery-lane, London, on Wednesday last, March 4, Mr. Wm. Shaen in the chair; the other directors present being Messrs. Brook, Hedger, Smith, Torr, and Williamson, Mr. Eiffe (secretary). A grant of £50 was made to a deceased member's widow, being her fourth application for assistance, and a sum of £60 was distributed in relief of five families of deceased non-members; fourteen new members were admitted to the association, and other general business transacted.

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NOTICE.

THE following regulations for transacting the business at the judges' chambers will be observed until further notice :

Summonses will be issued and made returnable at eleven o'clock at the chambers of the judges of the court in which the actions are pending. As to applications to be made to the Lord Chief Justice.

Acknowledgments of deeds will be taken at eleven o'clock. Adjourned summonses will be heard first at eleven o'clock, and the summonses of the day will be taken immediately afterwards. Counsel will be heard at half-past twelve o'clock. As to applications to be made to the Masters. Adjourned summonses will be heard at eleven o'clock precisely in each court, and the summonses of the day immediately afterwards. Counsel will be heard at twelve o'clock; and the Lord Chief Justice directs particular attention to the rules of Michaelmas Term 1867, and desires it to be dis tinctly understood that he will not hear any summons or application, directed by the said rules to be heard by the Masters, unless such summons or application shall be specially referred to him by the Master.

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LEGAL OBITUARY.

NOTE.-This department of the LAW TIMES, is contributed by EDWARD WALFORD, M.A., and late scholar of Balliol College, Oxford, and Fellow of the Genealogical and Historical Society of Great Britain; and, as it is desired to make it as perfect a record as possible, the families and friends of deceased members of the Profession will oblige by forwarding to the LAW TIMES Office any dates and materials required for a biographical notice.

C. WORDSWORTH, ESQ., Q.C. THE late Charles Wordsworth, Esq., Q.C., who died on the 8th inst., at Wallington, Surrey, in the sixty-ninth year of his age, was the second son of the late Robinson Wordsworth, Esq., some time collector of customs at the port of Harwich, who died in 1856, by Matilda Forth, his wife, and a relative of the Right Rev. Dr. Wordsworth, Bishop of Lincoln. He was born in the year 1806: he was called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple in Hilary Term 1833, and attained some degree of eminence as a special pleader. He also went the Home Circuit, and formerly attended the Hertfordshire and Essex sessions, and in 1857 he had conferred upon him the honour of a silk gown. Mr. Wordsworth, (whose father was a cousin of the poet Words worth) was the author of a professional work on Joint Stock Companies.

WILLIAM SANDYS, ESQ., F.S.A. WILLIAM SANDYS, of the junior branch of the family of Sandys, long established in Cornwall, was born on the 29th Oct. 1792, educated at Westminster School, was admitted as a solicitor in Hilary Term 1814, and continued to practice as such until he died on the morning of Ash Wednesday, the 18th Feb., after an illness of some weeks duration. He was the author of the following works: An Essay on Freemasonry, 1829, a portion of this appeared as an article in the Encyclopædia Metropolitana; Select Specimens of Macaronic Poetry, 1831; Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern, with an Introduction and Notes, 1833; this has been often and freely quoted by writers on similar subjects; Specimens of Cornish Provincial Dialect, 1846; Christmastide, 1848; Festive Songs in the 16th and 17th Centuries, with an Introduction, 1848; History of the Violin, in conjunction with the late Mr. Forster, 1864; the whole of the first and historical portion of this work was written by him, and the latter by Mr. Forster; Transactions of the Loggerville Society, 1867; this work was intended chiefly for private circulation; and numerous lesser publications and contributions to different literary journals from time to time on subjects of antiquarian research, especially in relation to the county of Cornwall, very many of which cannot now be traced; but amongst them may be named, A Notice on the Cornish Drama, Transactions in Cornwall during the Civil War, Some Remarks on the Fairies and Giants of Cornwall, in the journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall. He had for many years given much of his spare time to the study of antiquities of Cornwall, to which county, as being that of his origin, he was to the last greatly attached. He was an accomplished violoncello player, having been taught by the celebrated Robert Lindley, who pronounced him to be the best amateur pupil he ever had. He possessed a singular faculty for mental arithmetic. Retiring and unobstrusive to a fault, within his private circle no man ever had more firmly attached friends. He married, first, in 1816, Harriette, eldest daughter of Peter Hill, late of Carwhythenack, in the county of Cornwall, Esq., by whom he had several children, who all died in his lifetime, except one daughter, Harriette, the wife of Edward Davies Browne, of 22, Grove End-road, Esq. His first wife having died in Aug. 1851, he married, secondly, in Sept. 1853, Eliza, daughter of Charles Pearson, late of Ravensbourne House, near Greenwich, Esq., by whom he had no issue, and who is now his widow. His remains were interred in his family grave in Kensal Green cemetery.

C. T. EALES, ESQ. THE late Charles Thomas Eales, Esq., of Eastdon, Devonshire, formerly distributor of stamps at Bristol, who died on the 24th ult., at his residence at Clifton, in the 81st year of his age, was the only son of the late Richard Eales, Esq., of Eastdon, many years distributor of stamps for Devonshire, who died in 1852, at the age of ninety; his mother was Elizabeth, daughter of Philip Young, Esq., of Netherexe House, Devonshire, and he was born in the year 1793. Mr. Eales, who was highly respected by all who knew him, held for many years the post of distributor of stamps at Bristol. He married in 1823 Frances Elizabeth, daughter of the late George Daniell, Esq., M.D., and grand. daughter of Sir Richard Warwick Bamptylde, Bart. (now represented by Lord Poltimore), and by her, who died in 1871, he had a family of two sons and a daughter. His elder son, Mr. Charles Eales, barrister-at-law, of the Inner Temple, is a clerk in the House of Commons. He was born in

1826, and has been twice married; first to Eleanor Halford, daughter of the late Capt. Rose H. Fuller, R.N., and secondly, to Diana, only daughter of the Rev. W. P. Hopton, of Canon Frome, Herefordshire, prebendary of Hereford Cathedral. His younger son, Lieut.-Col. George Daniell Eales, of the Bombay Staff Corps, died on the 19th ult., on his passage home from India.

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J. C. GROCOTT, ESQ. THE late John Cooper Grocott, Esq., solicitor, of Liverpool, who died recently at his residence in that town, at an advanced age, in early life formed he was accordingly apprenticed to a firm of ship. a strong desire to follow the sea as a profession, brokers, and went to sea on board a Liverpool ship called The Sally. After the first voyage, office, but soon afterwards gave up his commercial however, he accepted a situation in a broker's pursuits and adopted the law as his future avocation. After serving his articles, he was admitted time up to the period of his decease, his legal an attorney in Trinity Term 1821, and from that career, says the Liverpool Mercury, has been one of marked success. above journal, Mr. Grocott," says the was an authority upon recondite questions of law. He was known as one of the best old case' lawyers in Liverpool, and it was always to him a pleasing duty to 'coach' younger practitioners upon points of law which the more modern school of advocates might consider oldfashioned, but which are regarded as necessary to a successful practice in the local courts. He was a voluminous writer upon legal subjects, and his book upon the practice of the borough court of Liverpool, and treatises on kindred subjects, are regarded as standard works, and have run through several editions. He was looked upon for years as the leader of the County Court bar. During the absence of the registrar, Mr. Hime, he frequently acted as his deputy, and his courteous, kindly demeanour won for him the esteem of the judges and the officials of the court, as well as his fellow practitioners; in fact, he became to be regarded as one of the 'institutions' of the court." It was not only as a lawyer that Mr. Grocott earned for himself more than a local reputation, his literary acquirements were varied and extensive, and his Book of Quotations, an able and useful collection, has run through several editions. By the death of Mr. Grocott the office of sergeantat-mace to the corporation of Liverpool has been rendered vacant. His remains were interred at St. George's, Everton.

PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS.

N.B.-Announcements of promotions being in the nature of advertisements, are charged 2s. 6d. each, for which postage stamps should be inclosed.

MR. HENRY EDWARD ROBINS, solicitor, of Southampton, has been appointed Clerk and Solicitor to the newly elected School Board, of the district of Hound, Southampton.

The Lord Chancellor has appointed Mr. Richard Jehu, of No. 33, Mark-lane, London, to be a London Commissioner to Administer Oaths in Chancery.

The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas

has appointed Mr. Richard Jehu, of 33, Mark. lane, London, to be a Perpetual Commissioner for taking the Acknowledgments of Deeds by Married Women, for the City of London, and City and Liberties of Westminster, and county of Middle

sex.

CORRECTION.-In our issue of the 10th Jan. last, we announced that Mr. R. W. Litchfield, of Newcastle, Staffordshire, had been appointed a Commissioner for taking Acknowledgments of Deeds by Married Women for the county of Yorkshire; it should be for the county of Stafford.

THE GAZETTES.

Bankrupts.

Gazette, Feb. 27.

To surrender at the Bankrupts' Court, Basinghall-street.
FOWLER, JAMES, grocer and cheesemonger, High-st., Poplar. Pet.
Feb. 24. Reg. Hazlitt. Sol. Aird, Eastcheap. Sur. March 11.
IRVING, CLARK ARTHUR, barrister-at-law, Abingdon-villas,
Kensington. Pet. Feb. 23. Reg. Brougham. Sol. W. A. Plun-
kett. Sur. March 13.

To surrender in the Country.
FARROW, WILLIAM MORLEY, author, Chappel. Pet. Feb. 23.
Reg. Barnes. Sur. March 11.

PEART, THOMAS, and GLEW, THOMAS JOHN, potato salesmen

and commission agents, Oldham-rd., Manchester. Pet. Feb. 23. Reg. Kay. Sur. March 19.

Pet.

RHYS, C. C. of no business, Wandle-rd, Wandsworth-com.
Feb. 10. Reg. Willoughby. Sur. March 13
WESTMORLAND, FREDERICK GEORGE, shipbroker, Billiter-sq.
Pet. Feb. 25. Reg. Brougham. Sur. March 13
Gazette, March 3.

To surrender at the Bankrupts' Court, Basinghall-street.
BREMNER, GEORGE WILLIAM, commission merchant, Mansion
House-bldgs, Queen Victoria-st. Pet. Feb. 27. Reg. Murray.
Sur. March 17

NICOLL, HENRY, colonel in H. M.'s Indian Army, Dover-st. Pet.
Feb. 23. Reg. Roche. Sur. March 19

STEVENS, ALFRED, surgeon, Prince of Wales-rd, Haverstock-hill.
Pet. Feb. 27. Reg. Murray. Sur. March 17
To surrender in the Country.

LUCK, JOHN WILLIAM, coal merchant, Castle-hill, near Ealing.
Pet. Feb. 24. Reg. Ruston. Sur. March 14
RUNDLE, GEORGE WILLIAM, smack owner, Great Yarmouth.
Pet. Feb. 23. Reg. Walker. Sur. March 18
RICHES, JAMES, builder, Great Yarmouth. Pet. Feb. 26. Reg.
Walker. Sur. March 16

BANKRUPTCIES ANNULLED.
Gazette, Feb. 27.
BERRY, MARTHA, brewer, Liverpool. June 16, 1873

Liquidations by Arrangement.

FIRST MEETINGS.

Gazette, Feb. 27.

ABBOTT, WILLIAM JOSEPH, paper manufacturer, Pilton. Pet Feb. 20. March 13, at two, at office of Sol. Thorne, Barnstaple ALLISON, ADAM STAINSBY, and LAWRENCE, CHARLES OSCAR, bootmakers, Rochdale and Ashton-under-Lyne. Pet. Feb. 23. March 11, at three, at the Wheatsheaf hotel, Manchester. Sol. Standring, Rochdale

APSDEN, JAMES, fustian dealer, Manchester, also cotton spinner, Lostock, and tailor, Bolton. Pet. Feb. 19

ASTRIDGE, WILLIAM, grocer, Westbourne. Pet. Feb. 21. March 13, at four, at office of Edmonds Davis, and Clark, 46, St. Jamesst, Portsea. Sol. King, Portsea

ATTWOOD, WILLIAM HENRY, carpenter, Luton. Pet. Feb. 23. March 18, at two, at the George hotel, Luton. Sols. Treherne and Wolferstan, Ironmonger-la, Cheapside

BARNARD, SIMON, boot maker, Mundon-ter, Hammersmith. Pet. Feb. 20. March 12, at three, at office of Rogers and Baron, Moorgate-st. Sol. Watson, Basinghall-st

BERRY, GEORGE, miller, Uckfieid. Pet. Feb. 25. March 12, at twelve, at the Crown hotel, Lewes. Sol. Stiff, Eastbourne BIRMINGHAM, THOMAS, builder, Broadclist. Pet. Feb. 23. March 12, at eleven, at office of Harris, Wreford, and Co., accountants, Exeter. Sol. Higgins, Exeter

BONFELLOW, JAMES ONESIMUS, auctioneer, Great Yarmouth. Pet. Feb. 24. March 13, at eleven, at office of Sol. Rayson, Great Yarmouth

BOYLETT, DANIEL, smith, Worplesdon. Pet. Feb. 24. March 14, at two, at the County and Borough Halls, Guildford BRAUTIGAM, JOHN, baker, Marshall-st, Golden-sq. Pet. Feb. 23. March 13, at four, at office of Sols. Messrs. Young, Mark-la BRIGHT, CHARLES, boot manufacturer, Freuschool-st, Horsely. down. Pet. Feb. 24. March 17, at two, at offices of Mogg, accountant, Bishopsgute-st-without. Sol. Christmas, St. John'schmbs, Walbrook BROMLEY, GEORGE EDWARD, grocer, Halifax. Pet. Feb. 23. March 12, at eleven, at omice of Sols. Norris, Foster, and England, Halifax

BROOKE, GEORGE, commission agent, Batley. Pet. Feb. 24. March 12, at ten, at office of Sol. Wooler, Batley

BURKE, LAWRENCE, grocer, Mill-st, Dockhead. Pet. Feb. 19. March 9, at three, at offices of Sols. Chipperfield and Sturt, Trinity-st, Southwark

CHATBURN, JOSEPH JORDAN, fent dealer, Manchester. Pet. Feb. 26. March 12, at twelve, at onloos of Sols. Stevenson, Lycett, and Co., Manchester

COUSINS, RICHARD WILLIAM, optician, Swanson. Pet. Feb. 21. March 10, at elevon, at offices of Sols. Davies and Hartland, Swansea

Cox, CHARLES, leather dealer, Kettering. Pet. Feb. 24. March 12, at twelve, at offices of Sols. Beale, Marigold, and Beale, Birmingham

COXON, FREDERICK, blacksmith, Boston. Pet. Feb. 24. March 12, at eleven, at office of Sol. York, Boston

BOCKER, JOSEPH, Sailmaker, Ramsgate. Pet. Feb. 21. March 9, at three, at the Guildhall tavern, city, London. Sol. Edwards, Ramsgate

DANIELS, THOMAS, butcher, Upper Hellesdon. Pet. Feb. 25.
March 12, at four, at office of Sol. Sadd, Norwich
DICKINSON, RICHARD, boot manufacturer, Liverpool. Pet. Feb.
24. March 12, at three, at office of Carmichael, accountant,
Liverpool

DUPREZ, JOHN LOUIS PHILIP, photographer, Plymouth. Pet.
Feb. 25. March 17, at eleven, at office of Sols. Messrs. Edmonds,
Plymouth

EDWARDS, JOHN, joiner, Buckley. Pet. Peb. 24. March 13, at
twelve, at officos of Sols. Duncan and Pritchard, Chester
ELY, JOHN, tube manufacturer, West Bromwich. Pet. Feb. 23.
March 14, at eleven, at office of Sol. Shakespeare, Oldbury
BYANS, CHARLES, builder, Brynswell Marden. Pet. Feb. 2.
March 13, at twelve, at Simpson's hotel, Hereford. Sols. Mosers-
Rees, Hereford

PATKIN, WILLIAM, farmer, Leeds. Pet. Feb. 23. March 12, at
two, at office of Sols. Simpson and Burrell, Leeds
FRENCH, THOMAS, boot manufacturer, Morpeth-rd, Old Ford.
Pet. Feb. 19. March 9, at ten, at the Victoria tavern, Morpeth-
road, par. Bethnal-green. Sol. Long, Landsdown-ter, Victoria-
park
GIBSON, JOHN, accountant, Middlesbrough. Pet. Feb. 24. March
12, at eleven, at Messrs. Bennison, accountants, Middlesbrough.
Sol. Dobson, Middlesbrough
GODDEN, JOHN, draper, Bilsington. Pet. Feb. 24. March 12, at
one, at the Royal Oak hotel, Ashford. Sol. Till
GROOM, WILLIAM SAMUEL, and REED, MICHAEL ALFRED, east
india brokers, The Avenue, Mincing-la. Pet. Feb. 23. March 12,
at two, at 2, East India-avonue, Leadenhall-st. Sol. Beck
HARDCASTLE, CHARLES, rag merchant, York. Pet. Feb. 24.
March 12, at eleven, at offices of Sol. Young, York
HESKETH, WILLIAM PEMBERTON, brewer, Margate. Pet. Feb.
24. March 12, at two, at the Guildhall tavern, Gresham-street.
Sol. Calkin, Rugby-chbs, Great James-st

HOLT, CHARLES, accountant, Coventry. Pet. Feb. 23. March 11, at twelve, at office of Sol. Minster, Coventry

HORN, WILLIAM, staymaker, Penrith. Pet. Feb. 25. March 14, at two, at office of Sol. James, Penrith HOUSTON, JAMES, tailor, Crewe. Pet. Fob. 24. March 14, at ten, at office of Sol. Cooke, Crewe JACKSON, GEORGE LANGHAM, butcher, London-rd, Bromley-byBow. Pet. Feb. 23. March 11, at three, at office of Sols. Wood and Hare, Basinghall-st JETTER, JOHN, draper, Green-st, Bethnal-green. Pet. Feb. 25. March 18, at half-past two, at offices of Sol. Paterson, Bouverie

street

JONES, JOHN, and EDWARDS, GEORGE, builders, Birmingham. Pet. Feb. 24. March 12, at eleven, at offices of Sol. Hodgson, Birmingham

Pet.

JORDAN, GEORGE HENRY, straw hat manufacturer, Luton.
Feb. 21. March 17, at one, at offices of Sol. Jeffery, Luton
JOYCE, JAMES SMITH, brewer, Brixton-brewery, Brixton. Pet.
Feb. 20. March 12, at two, at office of Sols. Harper, Broad, and
Battock, Rood-la

KELLY, JOHN COOKSON, bag manufacturer, Gray's inn-road, and
Woodstock-rd, Finsbury-pk. Pet. Feb. 24. March 16, at two, at
office of Sols. Dalton and Jessett, St. Clement's-house, Clement's-
lane, Lombard-st

KENYON, RALPH, tea merchant, Blackburn. Pet. Feb. 25. March
13, at eleven, at office of Sols. Messrs. Backhouse, Blackburn
LAMING, GEORGE THOMAS, hardwareman, Gosport. Pet. Feb.
19. March 10, at four, at office of Edmonds, Davis, and Clark,
46, St. James-st, Portsea. Sol. King, Portses
LANGTON, HERBERT CLAYTON, stockbroker, Birkenhead. Pet.
Feb. 24. March 11, at ten, at 28, Brigde-st, Birkenhead
LEACH, HENRY, old ale merchant, Ina-house, Tredegar-rd, Bow.
Pet. Feb. 25. March 17, at two, at office of Sols. Blachford and
Riches, Great Swan-alley, Moorgate-st

LIDWELL, JOSHUA EDWARD, chemist, High-st, Notting hil. Pet.
Feb. 6. March 13, at three, at office of Smart, Snell, and Co.,
Cheapside. Sol. Spaull, Verulam-bldgs, Gray's-inn
LIPSON, JACOB, fent dealer, Liverpool. Pet. Feb. 23.

March 17.

at three, at office of Sols. Marriott and Woodall, Manchester
LISTER, SAMUEL, jun., late victualler, Rotherham. Pet. Feb. 24.
March 11, at three, at offices of Sol. Gee, Sheffield
LONDON, EDWARD, inspector, Trowbridge.

Pet. Feb. 17. March 7, at one, at the Market-house, Trowbridge. Sol. Shrapneli, Bradford-on-Avon

LOVELL, JOHN THOMAS, grocer, Louth. Pet. Feb. 24. March
16, at three, at office of Sols. Mason and Falkner, Louth
MARGETTS, JOSEPH WILLIAM, stationer, Kingsland rd.
Feb. 24. March 18, at two, ut office of Sol. Poole, Bartholomew
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