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to £10,954 in new life premiums, and I should present at meetings held for the purpose of the House.” He occasionally addressed the very much like to see it exceeded this year. With alleviating their distress. He was also the origi. House on various questions of domestic policy, a little effort I think we might reach £11,000. nator of the statutes by which irremovable poor and on matters which particularly bore on our (Hear, hear.). We shall make every exertion in were made chargeable to the common fund of foreign relations. The affairs of Spain where to the office, and I am sure that if you will kindly unions. Sir William's Act was passed for one him a most fruitful theme, and ho is stated to give us your support we shall succeed in obtain. year only, but has been continued and extended, have been one of the ablest and most inde. ing that amount of new business. Again I beg to and is, in fact, the foundation of the present fatigable advocates of Don Carlos in the Englieh tender you my best thanks. (Cheers.)
system. Sir William Bodkin lived for many House of Commons. His speeches on the Spanish The meeting then dispersed.
years, first on Hampstead-heath, and afterwards question, says the writer above referred to, geno. on Highgate hill, nearly opposite the residence rally displayed an intimate acquaintance with the
of Lady Burdett-Coutts. His house here was the subject in all its details. Since his retirement HUDDERSFIELD LAW STUDENTS' DEBAT. constant rendezvous of legal and literary friends, from Parliamentary life, the deceased gentleman ING SOCIETY.
who were always hospitably received and enter had resided mostly abroad. Mr. Maclean, who The usual fortnightly meeting of this society was tained. In fact, the late worthy judge was as & deputy-lieutenant for the county of held on Monday evening last, at the County Court, popular in private circles as he was in his public Durham, married in 1827 Harriet, daughter of Mr. A. H. J. Fletcher occupied the chair. Mr: capacity, and his loss will be extensively regretted General Frederick Maitland, a relative of the B. Crook opened the debate in the affirmative of at Highgate. Sir William Bodkin was twice Earl of Lauderdale, and became a widower in 1850. the following question : Is one solitary instance married : first, in 1812, to Sarah Sophia, eldest of recognized dealing on credit sufficient to create daughter of Peter Raymond Poland, Esq., who died a general agency? (Chitty on Contracts, 7th edit., in 1848 ; and secondly, in 1865, to Sarah Constance,
J. MACANDREW, ESQ. R. 198, note d.) Mr. Crook was supported by Mr. daughter of Joseph Johnson Miles, Esq., of The late John Macandrew, Esq., solicitor, of 8. Stork, and opposed by Messrs. M. J. Burn and Highgate ; and he has left by his first wife a son, Edinburgh, who died at his residence in Randolph. A. W. Preston. The meeting was attended by a Mr. William Peter Bodkin, who is a magistrate crescent, in that city, on the 2nd inst, in the fifty. large number of members, the greater portion of for the county of Middlesex.
eighth year of his age,
was the eldest son of the whom took an active part in the discussion. On
late John Macandrew, Esq., of Edinburgh, mady the question being put by the chairman, it was
years a solicitor before the Supreme Court of carried in the negative by a majority of three.
H, LLOYD, ESQ., Q.C.
Scotland ; his mother was Anne, daughter of The late Horace Lloyd Esq., Q.C., who died on James M'Lean, Esq., merchant, of Edinburgh,
the 30th ult., at his residence in Sussex.gardens, and he was born at Edinburgh in the year 1816. LEGAL OBITUARY.
Hyde Park, in the forty-sixth year of his age, was He was educated at the High School and Univer
the only surviving son of John Horatio Lloyd, sity of Edinburgh, and was admitted a solicitor Note:- This department of the Law Times, is contributed Esq., barrister-at-law, of the Inner Temple, and in 1840. Trained in the office of his father, Mr.
by EDWARD WALFORD, M.A., and late scholur of Ballio formerly M. P. for Stockport; the personal friend Macandrew at an early age became a processCollege, Oxford, and Fellow of the Geneaiogical and
of Lord Brougham, and of the leaders of the agent of rare tact and ability, and a conveyancer Historical Society of Great Britain ; and, as it is desired to make it as perfect a record as possible, the fainilies and Liberal party forty years ago; his mother was of no less repute. One who knew him well friends of deceased inembers of the Profession will oblige Caroline, daughter of Holland Watson, Esq., and describes him as “candid and conscientious in all by forwarding to the Law TIMES Office any dates and materials required for a biographical notice.
he was born in the year 1828. He was educated his dealings with clients, and as having earned an
at Caius College, Cambridge, where he took his enviable reputation as a practitioner." In 1872 W. REES, ESQ.
Bachelor's degree in 1850. Called to the Bar by he was appointed president of the Society of
the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in Solicitors before the Supreme Court of Scotland, The late William Rees, Esq., of Scoveston, Pem. Trinity Term 1852, he joined the Home Circuit. and during his year of office ho took a thoughtful brokeshire, formerly a solicitor at Haverfordwest, He enjoyed a considerable
practice at Nisi Prius, terest in all public measures calculated to who died on the 22nd ult., at his residence, and also in private arbitration cases. Ho at siinplify and cheapen litigation. In private life, Spring.gardens, near that town, in the seventy- tained the honour of silk gown in 1868, and had says a writer in the Scotsman, "he was unosten; sixth year of his age, was the eldest son of the been for some years a Bencher of his Inn.
tatious, warm hearted, and sympathetic, and late Mr. James Rees, of Haverfordwest, by
spared 'neither time nor means in assisting to pro. Martha, daughter of the late Mr. Collins, of Mar. loes, in the county of Pembroke. He was born at
T. B. BROWNE, ESQ.
mote social and moral reforms, and spreading the Haverfordwest in the year 1799, and having been The late Thomas Browne Browne, Esq., of influence of Gospel truth.” Mr. Macandrew mar. educated for the profession of the Law, was in Mellington Hall, Montgomeryshire, barrister.at: ried in 1855, Anne, daughter of the late Mr. John due course admitted a solicitor, and practised law, who died recently, in the
sixty ninth year of left a family of five children. The remains of the
Macfie, merchant, of Edinburgh, by whom he has for some years, with considerable success, in his his age, was the oldest son of the late Bryce Jones, native town. He was an alderman and magis. Esq.,
of Cyfronydd, Montgomeryshire, by his first deceased gentleman were interred in Warriston trate for the borough of Haverfordwest, and wife, Mary, daughter and heiress of the late Cemetery, near Edinburgh. served as mayor of that town in 1840, and again Colonel Browne, of Mellington Hall, whose name in 1856-7; he was also a magistrate and deputy. he assumed by Royal licence. He was born in the lieutenant for Pembrokeshire, and served as high year 1805, and was educated at Harrow and at THE COURTS AND COURT sheriff of that county in 1863. Mr. Rees was Brasenose College, Oxford. He was called to the
PAPERS. twice married; first, in 1822, to Mary, daughter Bar by the Hon. Society of Lincoln's-inn, in of Mr. David Evans, of Haverfordwest; and, Trinity Term 1836, and since 1847, be held the SITTINGS IN AND AFTER EASTER TERM. secondly, in 1858, to Mary, daughter of Mr. appointment of one of her Majesty's Inspectors Thomas Dicker, of Lewes, Sussex, and widow of of Schools. Mr. Browne, who was a magistrate Mr. Samuel Salter, of Trowbridge, Wiltshire. and deputy-lieutenant for the county of Mont
Court of Appeal in Chancery.
(Before the LORD CHANCELLOR.)
At Westminster. Assistant Judge at the Miridlesex Sessions, who died on the 26th ult., at his residence, West Hill,
Wednesday, April 15 Appeal motions. Highgate, in the eighty-third year of his age,
D. MACLEAN, ESQ.
At Lincoln's inn.
Thursday April 16 Appeals was descended from a family of good standing in The late Donald Maclean, Esq., barrister-at-law,
Friday Ireland, many of whose members have been for and formerly M.P. for Oxford, who died at Rome, Monday some centuries magistrates for the county of on the 21st inst., from an attack of bronchitis, Tuesday Galway. He was the son of the late Peter was the youngest son of the late Lieut.-General Wednesday 22 Appeal motions, petitions, and Bodkin, Esq., of Galway, by Sarah, daughter of Sir Fitzroy Jefferies Grafton Maclean, Bart.,
appeals R. Gilbert, Esq., and he was born in Clerkenwell, colonel of the 45th Regiment; his mother was
Thursday in Middlesex, in the year 1791. Having received the only child of Charles Kidd, Esq.,
and widow Monday a good education at a private school at Islington. of John Bishop, Esq., of Barbados." He was born Tuesday he in due timo entered upon a course of study about the year 1801, and was educated at Eton, Wednesday 29 Appeal motions and appeals with the view of following the profession of the where he had amongst his schoolfellows the Mar: Thursday
30 Appeals law. In Michaelmas Term 1826, he was called to quis of Donegal, the Duke of Manchester, the Friday .May 1 Ditto
Monday the Bar by the Honourable Society of Gray's-inn, present Lord Hampton, and the late Lords Ken.
5 Ditto of which he became a bencher in 1858. He was sington, Harborough, and Saye and Sele. From Wednesday 6 Appeal motions, petitions, and appointed Recorder of Dover whilst the Con. Eton he passed to Balliol College, Oxford, where
appeals servatives were in office in 1834, and in 1841 he took his Bachelor's degree in 1823, obtaining Thursday
7 Appeals he entered Parliament in the Conservative in. first-class honours in the school of Literis Friday
8 Ditto terest, in conjunction with Capt. James Stoddart. Humanioribus ; he proceeded M.A. in 1827, and
Note.-Such days as his Lordship shall be engaged in Douglas, as member for the city of Rochester, of was created D.C.L. in 1844. During his career at
the House of Lords are excepted. which he continued one of the representatives Oxford, Mr. Maclean took a prominent and lead.
(Before the LORDS JUSTICES.) down to the general election in 1847, when he was ing part in the formation of the society known as
At Westminster. defeated, the two seats being gained by Mr. Ralph the Oxford Union, the fiftieth anniversary of Wednesday, April 15 Appeal motions Bernal and Mr. Thomas Twisden Hodges. Sir which institution was celebrated at Oxford last
At Lincoln's-inn. William Bodkin was for many years counsel to year. Called to the Bar by the Honourable Thursday April 16 Appeals the Treasury, and having joined the Home Circuit, Society of Lincoln's Inn in Hilary Term, 1827, Friday
17 Bankrupt appeals and appeals practised with considerable success at the Mid he practised for some time as & Chancery Saturday 18 Petitions in lunacy and appeal dlesex, Westminster, London, Kent, and Dover barrister. Mr. Maclean, who was a Conservative
20 Appeals Sessions. In 1859 be was appointed Assistant in politics, contested the city of Oxford in 1833
21 Ditto Judge at the Middlesex Sessions, the duties with Messrs. Townley and Hughes, on the Wednesday
22 Appeal motions and appeals of which office he folöilled with marked ability vacancy caused by the unseating of Mr. Thomas Thursday
23 Appeals down to the time of his recent retirement, con. Stonor (now Lord Camoys) on petition. At the Friday,
24 Bankrupt appeals and appeals secquent upon failing health. He received general election in Jao. 1835, Mr. Maclean was Saturday
25 Petitions in lunacy and appeal the honour of knighthood in 1867. He acted returned to Parliament by the above constituency,
27 Appeals for many years as chairman of the Gene. in conjunction with Mr. Hughes, having defeated
28 Appeals from the County Palsral Assessment Sessions for the County of his Liberal opponent, Mr. Stonor. He was again
tine of Lancaster, appeals Middlesex; he was also a Vice-President of returned at the two succeeding general elections,
from the Stannaries Court, the Society of Arts, and a Deputy.Lientenant and retained his seat until the aissolution of Par.
and appeals for Middlesex. He was the author of some liament in 1847, when he retired. Concerning
Wednesday 29 Appeal motions and appeals pamphlets “On Poor Laws," and he always took his Parliamentary career, the author of “Random
30 Appeals a deep interest in the welfare of the destitute and Recollections of the Lords and Commons”
spoke Exidaclay..... May Barkrupt appeals and appeals | Saturday
2 Petitions in lunacy and appeal outcast of the metropolis, and was frequently of him as being “one of the most rising Tories in
17 Ditto 20 Ditto 21 Ditto
Monday May 4 Appeals
Monday April 20 Further considerations and KILMISTER, EDWARD VAISEY, farmer, Lechlade. Pet, March 33 Tuesday
Reg. Townsend. Sur. April 13 5 Ditto
TIPPKIT, WELLINGTON PETER, beer retailer, Bristol. Pet. Wednesday 6 Appeal motions and appeals Tuesday
March 20. Reg. Harley. Sur. April 14
23 Motions, adjourned summonses, Note.-The days (if any) on which the Lords Justices
and general paper
Gazette, March 27.
24 Petitions, shall be sitting with the Lord Chancellor in the Full Friday
TAYLOR, SAMUEL, parquet floor manufacturer, High-street, Ful
harn. Jan. 16, 1874. Court of Appeal, or in the Judicial Committee of the
monaes, and general paper Privy Council are excepted.
25 Short causes, adjourned sum.
Liquidations by Arrangement.
27 Further considerations and Rolls Conrt.
Gasette, March 27.
ADAMS, WILLIAM SAMUEL, builder, Ore. Pet. March 16. April
30 Motions, adjourned summonses,
4, at twelve, at the Havelock botel, Hastings. Sol. Sheppard and general paper
ASUMORE, ISAAC, coal denler, Emscote. Pet. March 21. April Thursday April 16 General paper
10, at twelve, at office of Sol. Sanderson, Warwick
ATTWELL, WILLIAM, watchmaker, Brynmawr. Pet. March 24. 18 Petitions, short causes, ad.
monses, and general paper Saturday
April 14, at one, at office of Sols. Cox, Davies, and Browne, journed
2 Short causes, adjourned sum.
BARXETT, JOx, master mariner, Southampton. Pet. March 2. general paper
monses, and general paper
April 14, at three, at office of Sol. Killby, Southampton
14 Further considerations and Monday
BEBBINGTON, BAYLEY, bnilder, Wexverham. Pet. Murch 25. ............... 20 Further considerations general paper
April 14, at eleven, at oftices of Sols. Messrs. Cheshire, NorthTuesday
BROWX, Joux, bootmaker, Birkenhead. Pet, March 24. April Wednesday 22 Ditto
10, at two, at offices of Sol. Smith, Liverpool
7 Motions, adjourned summonses, Buss, JOHX, draper, Horsham, Pet, March 23. April 8, at eleven, and general paper
at Kimber and Lee's offices, 1 and 2, Great Winchester-stFriday. 24 General paper
bldge, Broad-st, London. Sol. Elworthy, Brewer-st, Woolwich, Saturday
sum. 25 Petitions, short
monses, and general paper CAPELL, HARRY, and CAPELL, JAMES JOHX, engineers, Welling.
borough. Pet. March 21. April 9, at two, at the Hind hotel,
27 Further considerations and motion for decree or further cousideration, can, ex. CARTER, WILLIAM GEORGE, out of business, Taunton. Pet. general paper
cept by order of the court, be marked to stand over, March 23. April 10, ut eleven, at Underhill's hotel, Exeter. Tuesday:
CASSON, JOHX, grocer, Abergele. Pet. March 23. April 8, at Wednesday 29 Ditto printed paper of the day for hearing.
two, at oftices of Roose and Price, Liverpool. Sol. Withams, Thursday 30 Motions and general paper
Any causes intended to be beará as short causes Rhyl Friday May 1 General paper before either of the Vice-Chancellors must be so marked COOPER, THOMAS, ironmonger, Tunbridge Wells. April 11, as
oleven, at the Guildhall-tavern, London. Sols. Stone and SimpSaturday. 2 Petitions, short causes, ad at least one clear day before the same can be put in the
son, Tunbridge Wells
CORRY, ROBERT, Baddler, Cleckheaton. Pet. March 24. April general paper
court with the judge's officer the day before the cause 10, at two, at the George hotel, Cleckheaton. Sols. Carr, and Monday 4 Further considerations and comes into the paper.
CRUMPTOX, CHARLES, Birningham. Pet. March 23. general paper
April 9, at
two, at office of Sol. Burton, Biriningham Tuesday 5 General paper
DAVIES, FANNY, victualler, NeylandPet. March 21. April 11, Wednesday 6 Ditto
Common Lab Courts.
at five minutes past ten, at the Guildhall, Carmarthen. Sol. Thursday 7 Motions and general paper
DAWNOX, ROBERT, tobacconist, St. Helen's. Pet. March 3. Friday. 8 General paper
April 9, at three, at office of Sol. Ritson, Liverpool
Court of Queen's Bench. At the Rolls, anopposed petitions must be presented,
DAX, EDWARD THOMAS, clerk in Her Majesty's Court of Exand copies left with the secretary, on or before the
SITTINGS AT NISI PRIUS-IN TERM.
chequer of Plens, Charlwood-st, Pimlico. Pet. March 23. April
9, nt three, at the Guildhall cofree-house, Gresham-st. Sol. Thursday preceding the Saturday on which it is in.
Sweeting, Southampton-st, Holborn tended they should be heard ; and any causes intended Thursday ............
April 16 | Thursday
DIGBY, ERSENT, attorney, Harleaden-villas, Harlosden-green. to be heard as short causes must be so marked at least Thursday
Pet. March 12. April 4, at twelve, at office of Sol. Cattlin,
Guildhall.yd one clear day before the same can be put in the paper
No London sittings this Term.
DODD, JOHX, beer retaller, Manchester. Pet. March 24. Apr 11 to be so heard, and the necessary papers left in court
13, at three, at the Falstaff hotel, Manchester. Sol. Whitlow, with the judge's officer the day before the cause comes
Manchester into the paper.
DUXNCOMB, WILLIAM, livery stable keeper, White Bear-yd, Lisle.
st, Leicester-eq. Pet, March 17. April 6, at three, at offices
of Sol. Lind, Beaufort-bldys, Strand V.C. Malins' Court,
PARXHAM, CALEB BROW, corn dealer. Roman-rd, Old Ford.
Pet. March 28. April 11, at twelve, at the Guildhall tavern, At ostminster,
Court of Common Pleas.
Gresham-st. Sol. Long, Lansdown - ter, (irove-rd, VictoriaWednesday. April 15 Motions
SITTINGS AT NISI PRIUS-IN TERM.
FREETH, SAMUEL, grocer, Wert Smethwick. Pet. March 24. At Lincoln's-inn.
April 10, at eleven, ut office of Sol. Shakespeare, Oldbury Thursday April 16 General paper Thursday ............ April 16 | Thursday
GATWARD, WILLIAM, bootmaker, Whenthampstead, Pet. March
April 30 Friday
21. April 7, at ten, at offices of Messrs. Lewis, 123 Chancery.la, 17 Petitions and general paper Thursday.
London. Sol. Pudmore, Victoria-st, Earnsbury-rd, Islington, Saturday 18 Short causes, adjourned sum.
No London sittings this Term.
GILI, JOSHUA WILLIAW, grocer, Sandown. Pet. March 20. monses, and general paper
April 7, at eleven, at offices of Sol. Joyce, Newport Monday 20 County Court appeals and gene
GOLD, MOSEX, grocer, Middle ex-st, Aldante. Pet. March 31. nl paper
Saturday...... 21 General paper
May 9 | Wednesday............May 13
April 6, at hall past ten, at office of Sol. Dobson, SouthamptonTuesday
HALFORD, JOHX. corn merchant, Wisbench. Pet. March 23. Wednesday 22 Ditto
April 13, at eleven, at office of Sols. Ollard, Welchman, and Thursday 23 Motions and general paper
Court of Exchequer.
Carrick, Wisbeach Friday 24 Petitions and general paper
HARGREAVEN, JOHX, and HARGRPAVES, JOSEPH, watch manuSITTIXGS AT Nisi PRIUS-In TBRA. 25 Short causes, adjourned sum.
facturers, Liverpool. Pet. March 23. Saturday
April 10, at three, at monses, and general paper
officer of Sol. Quinn, Liverpool
HARRISOX, GEORGE, carver, Newcastle ander. Lyme. Pet. Monday 27 General paper
Thursday April 16 | Thursday.
March 30. April 7, at twelve, at office of Sol. Litchfeld, New. Tuesday 28 Ditto Thursday.
castle-under-Lyme Wednesday ........ 29 Ditto
No London sittings this Term.
HEWITT, WILLIAN NOAN, farrier, Ramagate. Pet, March . Thursday 30 Motions and general paper
April 9, at throe, at the Bull and George hotel, Ramsgate. Sol. APTER TERA.
Edwards, Ramsgate Friday .........May 1 Petitions and general pa per
HICKS, HEXRY, grocer, Germans. Pet. March 25. April 10, ad Saturday 2 Short causes, adjourned sum.
hall-past two, at office of Sol. Jenkins, Falmouth
HIXE, JOHN, publican, Ludlow. Pet. March 23. April 3, at hall
past three, at office of Sol. Marston, Ludlow Monday 4 County Court appeals and gene
HOW, THOMAS BURDETT, Chiltern-row, Bromley, St. Leonard. ral paper
Pet. March 20. April 8, at elevon, at oftice of Sol. Wingate, 25, Tuesday 5 General paper
Great James-st, Bedford-row Wednesday
IBBERSOX, THOMAX, innkeeper, Rowley. Pet. March 24. April 6 Ditto
10, at half past two, at office of Sols. Messrs, Sykes, Hudders. Thursday 7 Motions and general paper
field Friday 8 Petitions and general paper
JACKSON, JAMER, victualler, King's Tead hotel, Epsom. Pet. Bankrupts.
March 21. April 1.3, at eleven, at the King's Head hotel, Epsom.
Sols. Crawley and Crawford, Moorgate-st
Gazette, March 27.
JERVIS, CHARLES, grocer, Stone. Pet. March 19. April 4, at
quarter past ten, at office of Sol. Sherrutt, Kidsgrove At Westminster.
To surrender at the Bankrupts' Court, Basinghall-street. JONES, JOHN, fariner. Tymunich. Pet. March 33. April 9, at
MACNEILL, J. M. late captain in the army, The Grove, Brompton. eleven, at the King's Head hotel, Usk. Sol. Shepard, TredeWednesday. April 15 Motions
Pet. March 25. Reg. Spring Rice. Bur. April 16. Sols. Ander.
JONES, JOHN PRICE, draper, Liverpool. Pet. March 24. April 9,
Sols, Masters and Fletcher, Liverpool Friday.. 17 Ditto
To surrender in the Country.
JONEN, RICHARD HENRY, miller, Nant. Pet. March 19. April 8, 18 Petitions, short causes, and Saturday
CAMP, THOMAS, butcher, Modbury. Pet. March 25. Reg. Pearce. at eleven, at office of Sols. Acton and Bury, Wrexham
LAXE, GEORGE HENRY, tailor, Salisbury. Pet. March 24. April
LARQUET, ANTOINE, wine merchant, Arthur-st, Oxford-st. Pet. Taesday 21 General paper
FREELING, JAMES EDWARD. Pet. Feb. 10. Reg. Bencraft. Sur. March 23. April 9, at three, at office of Sol. Parker, Pavement, Wednesday 22 Ditto April 10
LEVEXE, SOLOMOX, wholesale clothier, Carter-st, Houndsditch. 23 Motions, adjcurned summonses,
CAMPBELL, MALCOLM, boot dealer, Sheffield. Pet. March 5.
Pet. March 17. April 6, at two, at office of Sol. Barnett, New
GORTON, ANNE; GORTON, JOHN HENRY; and GORTON, SAMUEL,
LYONS, SARAT PAULINE, tobacoonist, Panton-st, Leicester-sq. Saturday 25 Petitions, short
Pet. March 21. April 9, at ten, at offices of Sol. Haynes, Mancauses, and April 8 general paper HALLIDAY, JOHN, stuff merchant, Bradford. Pet. March 24.
chester-st, Manchester sq
MALCOLM, WILLIAM, draper, Hudderxtield. Pet. March 21.
Reg. Robinson. Sur. April 10 Monday 27 In Bankruptcy
HANKS, JOSEPH, taflor, Hanley. Pet. March 23. Reg. Challinor. April 8, at three, at the County Court, Huddersfield. Sol. Bot28 General paper Tuesday
Sur. April 11
MANGER, DOROTHY, coach builder, Liverpool. Pet. March 35. 29 Ditto
HUGHES, WILLIAM, Parmer, Cefncaerfor Farm, Gwalchmai. Pet.
April 10, nt two, at offices of Sol. Harris, Liverpool
LEWIS, RICHARD WILLMOTT, cabinet maker, Swansea. Pet. and general paper
MARSHALL, THOMAS, brewer, Newport. Pet March 23. April 13, March 24. Reg. Jones, Sur. April !
at one, at office of Sol. Messrs. Lloyd, Newport Friday. ..May 1 General paper
SETCHELL, WILLIAM, miller, Donington. Pet. March 24. Sur. MATHIENOX, ALFRED JOHN, victuallcr, Gray's-inn-rd. Pet. March Saturday
25. April 10, at two, at office of Sol, Layton, Suffolk-la, Cannon. 2 Petitions, short causes, aud
MERRY, WILLIAM LUCAS, merchant, Cannon-et, and Surbiton. Monday 4 In Bankruptcy WOOD, JOSEPH, upholsterer, Ramsgate. Pet. March 23. Reg.
Pet. March 25. April 13, at three, at office of Turquand, Youngs, 5 General paper Tuesday
Callaway. Sur. April 8
and Co., accountants, Tokenhouse-yd. Sols. Bothamleys and
Freeman, Queen-nt Wednesday 6 Ditto
Gazette, March 31.
MORLEY, JOHN, butter merchant, Manchester. Pet. March 23. Thursday
7 Motions, adjourned summonses,
April 10, at three, at office of Sols. Sutton and Elliott, Manches8 General paper
BRITTON, WILLIAM COURTENAY, Queen-st, Mayfair. Pet. March Friday.........
OSBORNE, JAMES GODOLPHIN, accountant, Budge-row, Cannon. 27. Reg. Murray. Sur. April 14
Pet. March 21, April 8, at eleven, at office of Sols. Sharp FRENCH, THOMAN, boot manufacturer, Medway-road, Roman-rd,
and Turner, Lombard at Old Ford. Pet. March 28. Rex. Pepys. Sur. April 14
OSBORNE, THOMAN HENRY and DAVIS, HENRY Joux, grocers,
MACLEOD, JOHN, gentleman, Saint Alban’s-pl, Charles-st, Saint Bristol. Pet, March 2. April 7, at two, at office of Collins, ac-
countant, Bristol. Sol. Beckingham, Bristol
OWEN, RICHARD, gentleman, Brynhyfryd. Pet. March 25. April Wednesday, April 15 Motions
14, at one, at offices of Sols, Roberts and Thomas, Carnarvon At Lincoln's-inn.
BROOM, Johx, butcher, Axminster. Pet. March 28. Reg. Daw. PEARMAIN, THOMAR, linen dråper, Redcar. Pet. March 23.
April 14, at two, at offices of Ladbury, Collison, and Viney, ac-
countants, Cheapside. Sol. Wood, St. Paul's Church-yd Friday.. 17 Petitions, adjourned sum. 27. Reg. Spilsbury. Sur. April 10
PEAR ON, WILLIAM, butcher. Lymm. Pet. March 24. April 10, mooses, and general paper
COOPER, ELLEX, widow, butcher, W Pet. March 28. Reg. at eleven, at office of Sol. Bretherton, Warrington
PUMFREY, ALFRED JOHN, ironmonger, Hulsted. Pet. March 94. Saturday ............ 18 Short causes, adjourned sum.
JONES, ELIZA, licensed victualler, Bristol. Pet. March 28. Reg. April 13, at half past ten, at office of Sols. Evans. Laing, and, monses, and general paper Harley. Sur. April 13
Eagles, John-st, Bedford-row
Orders of Discharge.
PENNY FATHER, CHARLES, grocer, Church-st, Woolwich.
April 17, at two, at office of Sol. Pollard, Ipswich
April 11, at eleven, at office of Sols. Wood and Killick, Bradford
7, at eleven, at othce of Sol. Essery, Bristol ROWLANDS, ELLIS, ironmonger, Pwllheli, and Talsarn. Pet.
March 24. April 11, at eleven, at the British hotel, Bangor.
Sol. Owen, Pwllheli
April 8, at two, ut office of Sol. Fryer, Dewsbury
it eleven, at the Clarence hotel, Manchester. Sol. Sherratt,
20. April 11, at twelve, at office of Sol, Jones, Conway STEPHES, JOHN ALEXANDER LEWIN, gentleman, Hyde-park
hotel. Pet. March 21. April 16, at twelve, at the Green Dragon
23. April 13, at twelve, at office of Sol. MOKS, Gracechurch-st STREET, WILLIAM, currier. Biriningham. Pet. March 21. April
7, at twelve, at office or Sol Fallows, Birmingham STUBINGTON, LAMBERT. fariner, Selxey. Pet, March 24. April
8, at three, at the Dolphin hotel, Chichester. Sols. Greene and
24. April 10, at three, at office of Sol. Bretherton, Warrington WALTERS, THOMAS STEPHENS, lime merchant, Neath. Pet.
March 24. April 16, at eleven, at office of Sol Leyson, Neath WARD, SAMUEL, jeweller, Manchester. Pet. Mirch 23. April 3,
at three, at office of Sols. Sale, Shipman, Seddon, and Sale,
April 15, at eleven, at office of W. Weeks, 6, Bristol-bridge,
20. April 8, at twelve, at the Red Horse hotel, Stratford-on
Avon Sol. Hobbes, Stratford-on-Avon
two, ut oflices of Sols. Messrs. Juel, Newcastle
at ofice of Sols, Messrs. Grundy and Co., Bury WRIGHT, EDWIX, cabinet case inanufacturer, Birmingham. Pet.
March 6. April 4, at a quarter-past ten, at office of Sol. East,
March 20. April 6, at twelve, at ottice of Sols. Messrs. Kirby,
24. April 20, at eleven, at office of Sol. Wiltshire, Greut Yar.
near Knight ford-bridge. Pet. March 94. April 9, at three, at
Gazette, March, 20.
April 13, itt eleven, at office of So. York, Boston
16, at eleven, at office of Sol. Marshall, Cheltenham
April 14, st two, at offices of Sol. Cheshire, Northwich
Puddinuiun. Pet. March 23. April 9, at one, at the Doughty
Hall, Bodford-row. Sol. Dennis, Gray's-inn-square BOTTOMLLY, SAMUEL, and BROADRENT, ALFRED, woollen manufacturers, Leeds. Pet. March ". April 9, at three, at
offices of Sols. Barr, Nelson, and Barr, Leeds BOWEN, SAMUEL, builder, Malva-rd, Wandsworth. Pet. March
27. April 16, at two, at offices of Sol. Longcroft, Lincoln's-inn
fields BOWEN, THOMAS, grocer, Stockton-on Tees. Pet. March 17. Aprils, at huli-past eleven (and not half past two, na erroneously printed in Guzette of 24th inst.), at Mrs. Barker's Temperance
hotel, Middleborough. Sol. Bainbridge, Middlesborough BRADBERRY, THOMAS WILLIAM, grocer, St. Mark's.pl, Shackle
well; Stumford-st, Blackfriure, Leivh-st, Burton-cres: Espla-
April 13, at three, at the Clarence hotel, Manchester. Sol. Crow
ther, Manchester BRADLEY, WILLIAM JAMES, grocer, Balsall Heath. Pet. March
38. April 14, at three, at office of sol. Walford, Birmingham BROMWICH, WILLIAM EDMOND, architect, Birmingham. Pet.
March 26. April 10, at one, at office of Sol Beaton, Birmingham BODDY, GEORGE, joiner, Sulford. Pet. March 27. April 10, at
eleven, at office of Sol. Hankinson, Manchester CLAPHAM, GEORGE, baker, Southampton. Pet. March 20. April
10, at twelve, at office of Sol. Robins, Southampton CLAYTON, ENOCH, beer retailer, Hulme. Pet. March 26. April
16, at three, at office of Messrs. Horner, 1, Ridgtield, Manchester.
Sol. Ambler, Manchester
venor-sq. Pet. March 25. April 23, at two, at office of Sol.
Cooper, Portman-st, Portman sa
Pet. March 14. April 10, attwo, at office of Sol. Lewis, Furnival's.
inn COOK, THOMAS, ynusio seller, Leighton Buzzard. Pet. March 25,
April 25, at hall-past eleven, at 53, Cumming-st, Pentonville,
Cierkenwell. Sol Neve, Luton
Tower-rill. Pet. March 26. April 13, at two, at the Guildhali
cofree-house, Gresham-st. Sol. Layton, Suffolk-la, Cannon-st DEWHURST, WILLIAM, greengrocer, Bradford. Pet, March 26.
April 11, at chree, at offices of Sol. Atkinson, Bradford
Sol. Tonge, Great Portland-st
ham-st, Strand. Pet March 21. Aprils, at two, at the Guildhall.
coffee house, Gresham-st. Sol. Pullen, Gresham-bdgs, Guildhall DUNCAN, CHARLEN, oil merchant, Halifax. Pet. March 28. April
14, it three, at the White Lion hotel, Halifax. Sol. Boocock,
April 17, at one, at offices of Sols. Messrs. Lloyd, Newport EVANN, ISAAC, shoemaker, Llandilo. Pet. March 24. April 13, at twelve, at the Mackworth holel, Swansea, Sol. Bishop, Llan
dilo FARRAR, JOHN, grocer, Halifax. Pet. March 27. April 13, at
four, at the Suvile Arms inn, Elland. Sol. Storey, Halifax FLYXX, THOMAN, egg merchant, Manchester. Pet. Mirch 28.
April 13, at three, at office of Sols. Addleshaw and Warburton,
Pet. March 23. April 14, at three, at office of Sol. Lindus, Cheup
side GIBSOX, PEMBROKE, coal agent, Liverpool Pet. March 27.
April 15, at two, at the Law Association Rooms, Cook-st, Liver.
pool. Sol. Copeman, Liverpool GREEN, ALFRED, general broker, Trowbridgre. Pet. March 27.
April 13, at twelve, at office of Sol. Rodway, Trowbridge GATTEY, Rev. JOSEPH, clerk in holy orders, Harpford.
Exeter. Sol. Gidley, Exeter
at twelve, at office of Sol. Conquest, Bedford
April 14, at three, at othce of Sol. Jenkins, Falmouth
17, at three, at office of Sol. Champion, Brighton
April 18, at ten, at offices of Sol. Leyeon, Swansen
SEDGWICK, grocers, Birmingham, Pet. March 33. April 10,
at eleven, ut office of Sol. Cottrell, Birmingham HANWELL, WILLIAM, tailor. Portsea. Pet. March 28. April 10, at
HARVEY, WILLIAM DREW, schoolmaster, Richmond. Pet. WILDE, SAMUEL ROBSON, Liverpool. Pet. March 27. April 1
March 27. April 13, at two, at 30, St. Martin's-la, Trafalgar-sq. at twelve, at offices of Sols. Fowler and Carruthers, Liverpool
WHEATCROFT, JAMES, draper, Wolverhampton, Pet, March 33.
April 10, at ten, at offices of Sols. Blachford and Riches, Great WOOLLETT, HENRY, ironmonger, Brighton, Pet. March 29.
April 15, at twelve, at the Warehousemen's Association, Gutter-
at three, at office of Mr. Weeks, 6, Bristol-bdgs, Bristol
14. April 3, at ten, at ottices of Sol. Rhodes, Bradford
Gazette, March 24.
at three, at office of Sols. Edwards and Bintlitr, Manchester SCHOFIELD, MATILDA, cotton brokers, Liverpool.
Gazette, March 27.
CHAPMAN, EDWARD, merchant, Finsbury-circus; also Adelaide 13, at two, at office of Sols. Fowler and Carruthers, Liverpool
and Sydney. KEW, HENRY, grocer, Leicester. Pet. March 23. April 14, at
HEMMING, GEORGE PUTLAND, papier mache manufacturer, twelve, at offoes of Sols. Fowler. Smith, and Warwick, Leices.
at hali-pant eleven, at the Wellington hotel, Gloucester. Sol.
at ottices of Sols. Messrs. Myers, Manchester
Untein, W, ironfounder, first 4 2-12d. Paget, Basinghall-st.
Gruham, Accountants, 6, St. George's-chambers, Albert-sq, ManMALBY, WALTER, assistant to a photographer, Windsor. Pet. chester. Trustee, J. J. Graham-Clint, H, Rhip chandler, second March 23. April 21, at two, at office of Mr. Beesley, accountant, and final 106. At Trustees, H. Bolland, 10, South Johnst, Liverpool King-st, Cheapeide. Sol. Hicks, Annis-st, South Hackney
-Greenaro, W. cotton doubler, &c, first and final 4d. At Trustee, MAY, JOSEPH, hat dealer, Birmingham. Pet. March 27. April J. D. Taylor, Town-hall-bldgs, Halliax-Gribble, F. J, builder, 15, at three, at offices of Sol. Chirm, Birmingham
second Is. At Trustee, R. E. James, 52, Moorgate-st. - Harrison, MABSON, RICHARD ROUN, stock jobber, Holly Lodge, Cold Har. R. W, auctioneer, first 68, 8d. At solicitors, Patteson and Cobbold,
bour-la, Camberwell. Pet. March 20. April 20, at one, at offices 1, St. Bride-st, Ludgate Circus.
Julian, R. farmer, third and final, 29. 4d. At Trust. T. Chirg.
14, at eleven, at office of Harris and Co. public accountants, final, 10.d. At Trust. R. M. Riccard, Churchyard, South Molton. Exeter. Jeffery, Ottery St. Mary
Maurice, M. clerk in holy orders, 3s. At Trust. T. Chirgwin,
Hammersmith. Pet. March 27. April 10, at eleven, at the Hudson and Pybus, accountants, Mechanics'-institute, Stockton.
18. 8d. At Trust, J. D. Good, Market-pl, Dewsbury.-- Wright, W. MORGAN, CHARLES, grocer, Ferdinand-st, Camden Town. Pet. builder, final, 9jd. At Trust. W. B. Whall, 39, King-st, King's
March 16. April 8, at three, at offices of Sol. Lind, Beaufort Lynn
Apply at the Provisional Assignee's Office, Portugal-street.
Lincoln's-inn-fields, between the hours of eleren and treo
Jobbins, W. tailor, Arrt, 28. 21d.-Parnell, M. L. Ironmonger
24. April 8, at eleven, at offices of Sol. Hope, Serle-st, Lincoln's.
28. April 2), at twelve, at offices of Sol, Moss, Grxcechurch-st
April 11, at twelve, at office of Sol. Cheston, Birmingham
GOULDSMITH.-On the 24th ult., at Clifton, the wife of S. Salter
Sheffield. Pet. March 27. April 11, at twelve, at office of Sol.
GIBB-GOLDNEY.-On the 3th ult., at Christ Church, Lancaster. 16, at eleven, at office of Sol. Junckson, Stroud
gate, William Henry Gibb, B.A., Cambridge (late of China), of PREECE, AMOs, draper, Cinderford. Pet. March 25. April 17, at
the inner Temple, Esq., barrister-at-law, to Anne, eldest daugh. office of Barnard, Thomas, Tribe, and Co. Bristol. Sol. Cooke, ter of the late Francis Bennett Goldney Esq., of 33, LeinsterGloucester
BODKIX.--On the 9th ult., at his residence, West-hill, Highgate, eleven, at office of Sol. Essery, Bristol
aged 82 years, Sir William Henry Bodkin, late Assistant-Jduge. ROBINSON, EDWARD, provision deuer, Chesterfield. Pet. March
METCALFE.-On the 20th inst., at Dover-street, Agnes Mary, aged 27. April 13, at ten, ut office of Sol. Cowdell, Chesterfield
38 years, wife of William James Metcalfe, Esq., Q.C. RICHARDS, MIRANDA, eating-house keeper, Cardiff. Pet. March
29. April 17, at eleven, ut office of Sol. Morgan, Cardiff
ROBERTS, GEORGE, engineers, Leeds. Pet. March 27. April 13,
WHOLESALE & RETAIL STATIONERS,
March 20. April 16, at two, at the Wharton's hotel, Leeds. Sol. 192, FLEET-STREET, AND 1 & 2. CHANCERY-LANE, LONDON, E.C.
Carriage paid to the Country on Orders erceeding 208.
DRAFT PAPER, 53., 6s. 6d., 78. 6d., 78. Id., and es. Id. per STEPHEN, JOHN ALEXANDER LEWIS, gentleman, Hyde Park ream. hotel. Pet. March 21 April 16, at three, at the Green Dragon BRIEF PAPER, 15s. 68., 178. 6d., and 239. 67. per ream. hotel, Bishopegato-st Within. Sok. Bellamy and Co., Bishops
FOOLSCAP PAPER, 10s. 6d., 128. 6d., and 158. 6d. per ream.
CREAY LAID NOTE, 38., 4., and 58. per ream.
LARGE CREAM LAID Note, 48.6d., 69. 6d., and 8s. per ream.
March 27. April, at eleven, at offices of Sol. Rhodes, Halifax ENVELOPES, CREAM OR BLUE, 4s. 6d., and 6s. 6d., per 1000.
FOOLSCAP OFFICIAL ENVELOPES, Is. Id. per 100.
THE NEW“ VELLUM WOVE CLUB-HOUSE" NOTE,
9s. 6d. per ream, April 15, at two, at office of Sol. Simpson, Manchester
"We should direct particular attention to their New Club SOUTHAM, HENRY, wine merchant, Manchester. Pet. March 28. house Paper: in our opinion it is the very best paper we ever April 28, at three, at office of Sol. Leigh, Manchester
wrote upon."-London Mirror.
April 13, ut two, nt office of Sol. Ebsworth, Wednesbury
22, at eleven, at office of Gundry, Bridport. Sols, Messrs. Lock
or thirty folios, 28. 3d. per skin, 268. per dozen, 1258. per three, at the George hotel, Ilininster. Sol. Paull, Ilminster
March 28. April 14, at eleven, at office of Williams, solicitor, 105s. per roll.
RECORDS or MEMORIALS, 7d. each, 6s, 6d. per dozen.
LEDGERS, DAY-BOOKS, CASH-BOOKS, LETTER OR MIXUTE-BOOKS
An immense stock in various bindings.
Walnut Stationery Cabinets, and other useful articlee
adapted to Library or Office, post free.
an oppressive tax upon all classes of the community. With st, Ludgate-hill
a view of applying a reinedy to this serious evil the TURXELL, JOHN FREDERICK, cabinet maker. Sheffield. Pet.
LONDON NECROPOLIS COMPANY, when opening
April 15, at twelve, at the British hotel, Bangor. Sol. Jones, at fixed and moderate scales of charge, from which survivors
may choose acenrding to their means and the requirements TRICKEY, JOHx, bootmaker, Exeter. Pet. March 27. April 13. at of the case. The Company also undertakes the conduct of
eleven, at office of Yurde and Loader, solicitors, Raymond. Funerals to other cemeteries, and to all parts of the United
Kingdom. A pamphlet containing full particulars may be
obtained, or will be forwarded, upon application to the Tyne
Chief Office, 2, Lancester-place, Strand, W.C.
COLLOWAY'S PILLS.-Important for the
April 11, at one, at the London hotel, Exeter. Sol. Clifton
March . April 16, at eleven, at office of Sol. Dix, Bristol days of autumn and winter, or the keen, dry, easterly winds
skin, stomach, liver, bowels, and kidneys. This Celebrated WILKIS, ATKINSON, gentleman, High-st. Clapham. Pet. March medicine needs but à fair trial to convince the siling and 23. April 9, at three, ut offices of Sol. Godfrey, South-eq, Gray's.
despondent that it will restore and cheer them withont WIGHTMAX, JAMES, druper, Sheffield. Pet. March 21. April 13,
three, it office of Sol. Reed, Portuen HINE, GEOME, farmer, Epping. Pet. March 20. April 13, t twc,
at the Guildhall coffee-house, Gresham-st. Sol. Shearman
danger, pain, or inconvenience. No family should be withat four, ut ottices of Sols. Binney and Sons, Sheffield
out a supply of Holloway's Pills and Ointment, as by a WHITE, JOHN JAMES, bookkeeper, Everton Pet. March 23. timely recourse to them the first, erring function may be April 15, at twy, ui offices of Sol. Bellringer, Liverpool
reclaimed, suffering may be spared, and life saved,
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founded on custom ; it extends beyond the obtaining of judgment in an ordinary suit, and enables the attorney to control an execution, so that he may not only give time to a defendant, but he may give binding directions to the sheriff. In Wilson v. Young (9 Barr, 101) it was held that an attorney-at-law may refer his client's cause to arbitrators, with an agreement that the award shall be final. Judge ROGERS remarks that it would be difficult to point out anything in the conduct of a suit to judgment which he may not do. The limitations imposed on him relate generally to compromises which substitute one thing for another, as real estate for money, or to transactions after judgment. But it is decided that an attorney may not bind his client by an agreement by which land is taken instead of money-much less can he bind his client by an agreement for the sale of land; it requires a special delegation of authority in writing to enable him to do this.
Tus journal having been served with legal process at the suit of Dr. KENEALY, in respect of an article which appeared in our columns on the 7th March last, we might well desire to avoid reference to him in connection with the late trial, but the proceedings of the Oxford Circuit mess cannot be passed by without comment. Before we were aware of Dr. KENEALY's hostile intentions towards ourselves, we expressed the opinion that the Profession should leave the settlement of all questions raised to the decision of the benchers of Gray’s-inn. We still think this was the proper course, and undoubtedly the action of the circuit mess would appear to depart from it. Those, however, who have condemned the resolution of the circuit Bar as premature and unfair, can hardly have put to themselves the question-was there any alternative? What the members of a circuit under such circumstances have to decide is, whether they wish to continue to dine and to associate in all the familiarity of social intercourse with a particular individual. The cause of objection to this individual may vary in its nature. If it is in any way doubtful or obscure there should be an investigation; if palpable and beyond controversy, an investigation is idle, and gentlemen constituting what is in effect a club can at once determine that they will no longer tolerate the company of an objectionable member and expel him. The large majority of the Oxford Circuit Mess viewed Dr. KENEALY'S case as in the latter category, and if we were to investigate the grounds of the conclusion we should find probably that they were mainly composed of what the learned gentleman himself calls
generals. We make these observations in order to explain what might not unnaturally be regarded as the tyranny of a Bar
Exclusion from that mess has nothing more than a moral effect upon the excluded member, and at least one very successful Queen's Counsel at present travels circuit with great profit to himself although he has for years ceased to be a member of the
Had Dr. KENEALY been a less prominent personage nothing would have been heard of his exclusion, which is a purely personal matter between himself and his professional brethren. "It is very much to be regretted that the operation of rules to which every man submits who enters the Profession and joins a circuit should be publicly canvassed in individual cases. Rules will exist in every society, and whether a man is universally “cut” or excluded from social intercourse by resolution is really of small consequence.
False representation by agent of com
pany--Personal liability of directors... 177
of their agent-Authority of the mana-
180 COURT OF APPEAL IN CHANCERY. MCCLEAN '. KEXXARD-
Partnership -- Contract for works
Death of Co-contractor-Rights of re-
156 THE REPUBLIC OF PERU *. Ruzo
Practice-Production of documents
Extension of timne - Discretion-Ap.
190 MILES V. HARRISOX
Will-Construction-Bequest of residue
to charities-Pure and impure per-
V.C. BACON'S COURT.
Letter from defendant's solicitor to
tor holding security--- Bankruptcy Act
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400 Our Jury System
410 The Third Report of the Judicature Commission ....
411 Bankruptcy Jurisdiction
414 Land Titles and Transfer Bill
415 SOLICITORS' JOURNALTopics of the Week,
417 Judicature Commissioners-Third Report of the Commissioners
418 Bills of Sale Act (1854) Amendment Bill 419 Correspondence
419 Heirs-at-Law and Next of Kin
419 Unclaimed Stock and Dividends in the Bank of England
419 Appointments under the Joint Stock Winding up Acts.
419 Creditors under Estates in Chancery Creditore under 12 & 23 Vict. c. 35
420 Reports of Sales
420 ELECTION LAWNotes of New Decisions
420 MAGISTRATES' LAWBorough Quarter Sessions
420 COUNTY COURTSBath County Court
421 Chester County Court
421 Wandsworth County Court
422 BANKRUPTCY LAWNotes of New Decisions
424 Birmingham Law Students' Society.... 424 Law Association
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Company --Amalgamation of companies
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We recently adverted to the extreme difficulty of any new licensing legislation arising from the existing complexities, and the numerous amendments called for by contendiug parties. We observe that last week two deputations on the same day presented themselves at the Home Office, one from the Grocers' Association, the other from the Church of England Temperance Society. The first tendered a set of proposed alterations, arranged in eleven paragraphs, some with and some without arguments to defend them. The second deputation, amongst whom were Lord SILAFTESBURY and Mr. RUSSELL GURNEY, presented statistics of undeniable interest. Circulars had been sent round to the superintendents of police and parochial clergy throughout the country. 118 chief police constables and 746 clergymen were in favour of the Act; 115 clergymen had suggested amendments for Sunday closing, and so
So far go good. It is useful to know the opinions of chief constables and clergymen; they are in a manner semi-official, and we should imagine that the Home Office, before attempting fresh legislation upon a large scale, will come forward with something of the sort in the shape of a “parliamentary paper.” But we read on with dismay, as we find an attack upon the facilities given to grocers. •The society,” it is said, “ felt that these grocers' shops ought not to be turned into licensed houses for drinking spirituous liquors.” This is incorrect in point of law, for the grocers' licence extends to a sale for drinking off the premises only : (See 23 Vict. c. 27, ss. 1, 3; 24 & 25 Vict. c. 21, s. 2; Licensing Act 1872, ss. 68, 74). The demands of the society, taken together with the demands of the publicans for increased restrictions upon grocers, seem to threaten an unnatural combination, whether intended at present or pot we cannot say, between the publicans and the teetotallers against the grocers, and we imagine that the interest of the public, ever too little considered in licensing squabbles, lies with the grocers. It may be useful to recall a little bit of history in illustration of our meaning. Many years ago spirits might not be sold
In the Court of Common Pleas in Philadelphia a case has arisen involving the question of an attorney's power to bind his client by an agreement for the sale of land. It seems that the authority of an attorney-at-law in Pennsylvania is more extensive than in most countries, on the ground that he acts in some degree as the agent as well as the lawyer of the client. This enlargement of power is
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by retail at all, except by publicans. The extreme inconvenience The question of principal and agent was involved, and the stateof this gave rise to a Bill enabling wholesale spirit dealers to sell ment in the particulars of sale that the property brought in a spirits by retail. The publicans of that day put forward their certain annual rental, whereas it produced, in fact, considerably strength, and the result was that the extension in favour of sale less, had great influence upon the decision. But there are stateby retail was limited to liqueurs, by an Act called the Maraschino ments in the judgment of Lord Justice JAMES which go much Act (11 & 12 Vict. c. 121, see s. 9), and it was not till thirteen further; so that, whereas under the older decision the usual rule years afterwards that spirit dealers were enabled to sell spirits by was that notice of possession was notice of the terms under which retail (see 24 & 25 Vict. c. 21, s. 2). As for the present claims of the possession was held, the law may now be taken as settled, if the grocers, we leave them to the "serious consideration of Mr. the decision of the LORDS JUSTICES is maintained, that a purchaser Cross, who is at present engaged in the pleasant task of seeking may safely assume the tenancy of an occupant to be from year how he may “do that which will be right to all parties." But we to year or at will, unless he is distinctly informed of the contrary. do hope that on the point we have just alluded to he will content After stating his indisposition to follow the dicta in James v. Litch. himseif with studying the statistics of the teetotallers, and will field (ubi sup.), the LORD JUSTICE said : " If there is anything in the leave their inferences from them alone.
nature of the tenancies which affects the property sold, it is the vendor's duty to inform the purchaser of it, and he is not after
wards entitled to say, 'Oh, yes, but you ought to have gone and A Curious case has been decided in the United States, as to the inquired.” This decision seems to place the law upon a satisamount of prejudice which will disqualify a jurror on a criminal factory basis, and while justly relaxing the stringency of the rule trial. This is a matter which is daily becoming more im- of caveat emptor, to discourage the fraudulent concealment of facts portant, as public opinion is subjected to a greater variety of material to the property on the part of vendors. influences arising from the increase of periodical literature and freedom of communication. In the extremely interesting judgment in the case to which we refer, delivered by Chief Justice
OUR JURY SYSTEM. AGNEW, the opinions of the American jurists are reviewed. “At The amendment of the law relating to juries is a subject which the present day,” said the Chief Justice, “when newspapers, undoubtedly ought to receive the immediate attention of the railroads and telegraphs have made intercommunication casy, and Government, the more so because the Judicature Commissioners where reporters are alive to every occurrence, and the daily press have reported against the establishment of tribunals of commerce. eager to serve up the details of crime, the difficulty of obtaining
There are only a few cardinal principles which have to be observed jurors free from these wide spread influences, has made courts
in framing the necessary measure, but we do not consider that a less ready to listen to this cause of challenge. In the contrariety private member should be allowed the conduct of a Bill having so of opinions prevailing, it is needless to look abroad for precedents, important an object as the remodelling of our jury system. These but rather to be guided by the reasons lying at the bottom of the
principles may be briefly stated. Liability to service should be right of challenge. The great purpose of this right is to secure carefully distributed, so that every person not exempted by statute a fair and impartial trial. Chief Justice MARSHALL said, in the
should do duty in turn. There should be no distinction between trial of Aaron Burr for treason, that the court has considered
special and commun juries, jurymen all being educated up to a those who have deliberately formed and delivered an opinion on
certain standard, and paid equally for their services. The verdict the guilt of the prisoner, as not being in a frame of mind to weigh
of a majority should be binding on the parties, and the illness or the testimony, and therefore as being disqualified to sit as jurors death of one or more of any jurymen should not affect the issue in the case : (1 Burr's Trial, 367). Chief Justice Taney laid
so long as the statutory majority remained. down the following test, says Mr. WIIARTON in his Crim. Law, These are, in our view, the leading principles which must ulti. $2981: 'If the juror has formed an opinion that the prisoners are
mately be adopted; but we must observe that there is considerable guilty and entertains that opinion now, without waiting to difference of opinion upon the question whether anything short of hear the testimony, then he is incompetent. But if from
an unanimous verdict of twelve men should be accepted. Different reading newspapers or hearing reports, he has impressions
views may be taken with respect to civil and criminal trials. In on his mind unfavourable to the prisoners, but has no opinion
civil cases we think it is beyond dispute that the verdict of a majoor prejudice which will prevent him from doing impartial rity should be effectual; in criminal cases we are open to convic. justice when he bears the testimony then he is competent.' tion that unanimity should still be insisted on. In the Orton trial Having examined these authorities the Chief Justice proceeds to the Lord Chief Justice told the jury that the great object of trial consider what amount of preconceived opinion will render a juror by jury was to obtain unanimity, and that each juryman was incompetent. "Wherever," he says, "the opinion of the juror bound to use his utmost efforts, by argument and discussion with has been formed upon the evidence given in the trial at a former his fellows, to arrive at what was considered by all to be a right time, or has been so deliberately entertained that it has become a conclusion, treating his own opinions with diffidence and humility. fixed belief of the prisoner's guilt, it would be wrong to receive Sir Alexander Cockburn was presiding at a great criminal trial, him. In such a case the bias must be too strong, to be easily and his observations on the duties of jurymen were necessary and shaken off, and the prisoner ought not to be subjected to the pertinent to the subject matter to be disposed of; but they do chance of conviction it necessarily begets.” This offers a field of
not apply with equal force to the trial of civil causes in which seven challenge of great importance, and upon this ground the American out of twelve men would in the great majority of cases almost cer. court held that a challenge should have been allowed. It proba- tainly be in the right. Indeed our experience is that where juries bly never occurred to the TICHBORNE defendant to inquire whether
disagree one or two jurymen are palpably obstinate, and having any of the jurors on his trial were unconquerably or seriously watched deliberations in the box we have seen more than once a single prejudiced by the evidence which had been given on the previous man besieged by his fellows, and at length induced to give way, trial; but it is clear that the question may very easily arise in although to all appearances unconvinced. It clearly ought not to this country.
be possible that in a civil cause a single obstinate or prejudiced
juryman should be able to render perhaps a very expensive trial The case of Caballero v. Hentz, which came up on appeal on the wholly abortive. 11th March, from the MASTER of the Rolls, before the LORDS We are happy to see that Mr. Joseph Brown, Q.C., one of our Justices, seems to establish a new principle in relation to the most energetic and enlightened law reformers, has considered the rights of that well protected person, the bona fide purchaser question of amending our jury system from the standpoint of the without notice. A brewer sent his agent to bid for property, Orton imposture. He takes objection to the number twelve. “If described as in the possession of certain tenants, and producing the jury are really to form any opinion of their own,” he says, £30 a year. At the sale, however, it appears that these tenants “and not to throw all the business of deliberation on the Judge, were under-tenants of a lessee of the vendor, who held the whole twelve are too many to do it properly." How is it possible, he property for a lease, of which nine years were unexpired, at a rent asks, for twelve men sitting in two rows in a couple of pews, and of £20. The lease was read at the sale, but it was not referred quite new to their work, to consult each other fully or freely as to to in the abstract sent to the purchaser. A bill was filed for the details of any long cause ? . . . If they differ, and the evidence specific performance, but it was held by the Master of the ROLLS, has to be reviewed by them to bring them to one mind, is this likely and his decision was affirmed, that the purchaser was not bound to be done better by five or twelve? And Mr. Brown boldly by the unauthorised act of his agent, and that he had not received advocates the reduction of the number of jurymen to five. He, constructive notice of the lease. The two cases most relied on by indeed, goes yet further, and evidently considers that in many the plaintiff's counsel were those of Daniels v. Davidson (16 cases trial by jury might be advantageously dispensed with. “It Vesey, 249) and James v. Litchfield (L. Rep. 9 Eq. 51; 21 seems,” he remarks, as if the people of this country had been L. T. Rep. N. S. 526); the former of which may be looked persuaded by the eloquent declamations of such men as Erskine upon as much shaken in authority, and the latter overruled. and Brougham, who lived in times when the liberty of the press The point decided in Daniels v. Davidson was, that the pos, and of the subject found its best safeguard in a jury, that, theresession of a tenant is notice to a purchaser of the tenant's fore, we cannot have too much of it, and that because trial by jury interest, created by an agreement to purchase from his land- is an excellent privilege when a man is indicted for a political lord; and it was intimated in the judgment of Lord ELDON offence, it is equally good when he has to try the validity of a that generally notice of occupation was notice of the terms of patent or the title to an estate. But it is as great a piece of occupation. And the case of James v. Litchfield lays down quackery to say that trial by jury is good for all causes, as to say that rule to its full extent. It is true that in the present case that Morrison's pills cure all diseases. A knife is the best thing complications existed which were absent from the earlier ones. to cut bread, but would be very awkward to shave with. Would