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Pleasanton v. The Cincinatti Railway Company


Budd v. London and North Western Railway Company. (Mr Matthews To be called on the first day of Term after motion, Special case. Tweedie v. Cattlin

[Defendant in person and to be proceeded with tho next day, if necessary, Lewis y. Morgan. Demurrer.
For Judg.nent,
before the motions.

Woodings v. North Staffordshire Railway Company,
Lyle v. Woonacott
Dudley v. Kendrick

Demurrer Vaughan v. Weldon

[Mr Huddleston-Mr J. O. Griffits-Mr. Holroyd Sykes v. Wells. Demurrer
Petroconchino v. Bott
Jennings v. London General Ompibus Company

Bettone, Burkess. Demurrer
For Argument.

[Mr M. Howard-M1 Day Lloyd v. Davies. Demurrer
Moved Easter Terin, 1873.

Smith v. Smith

[Mr L. Kelly-Mr Knight Jennings v. Mortimore. Demurrer LONDON- Anderson v. Morice (part heard)

NEW TRIAL PAPER, [Brett, J.-Sir J. Karslake LONDON-Daniels v. Harris

For Judgment. (Brett, J.-Sir J Karslako

Exchequer Chamber.
GLAMORGAN–Harriss v. Thomas (Lush, J.-Mr Giffard Wood r. Woad. To stand over

This court will sit on Thursday, April 16, at ten o'clock.
Boult r. Alpass
Moved Trinity Term, 1873.
Mill v. Hawker

MIDDLESEX-Benjamin v. Storr

For Argument.

For Argument.
[Honyman, J.-Mr Torr
Moved Michaelmas Term, 1873.

Moved Michaelmas Term, 1872.

Reg. v, The Metropolitan District Railway Company MIDDLESEX-Hammond v. Vestry of St. Pancras GUILDFORD-Philips v. Hornstedt

Fisher v. The Liverpool Marine Insurance Company [Boviil, L. C. J.-The Attorney-General

[Mr Hawkins, Q.C.—Mr Garth Reg. v. Green MIDDLESEX-McLachlan v. Bain

Stind over.

[Honyman, J.-Mr Barnard
Moved Michaelmas Term, 1873.

For Judgment.
MIDDLESEX-Kelly v. Patterson
LONDON-Mason v. Colby [L. C.B.—Mr Giffard Winch v. Conservators of River Thames

Pegge v. Guardians of Lampeter Union
[Honyman, J.-Mr M. Moir LONDON-Nathanson v. Haarblecher
LONDON-Gunn v. Roberts

[L. C. B.-Mr Giffard Fowler v. Locke

Same u. Same
[Bovill, L. C. J.-Mi C. Russell

CROYDON-Gale v. Livermore [Pigott, B.-Mr Murphy Rodocanachi v. Elliott
LONDON-Applebee r. Percy
AYLESBURY-Phipps v. Great Western Railway Com-

For Argument.
(Honyman, J.-Mr Willoughby pany

[Cleasby, B.-Mr Bulver

Ellis v. Great Western Railway Company LONDON-Claridge v. Rumbolt

BEDFOBD-Woodroffe v. Davison [Hongman, J.-Mr Grantham

(Cleasby, B.-Mr Bulwer

Sowerby_c. Smith

Allen v. Bristol Marine Insurance Company CROYDON-Maggs v. Barnes [Pigott, B. -Mr Willis Rutuin-Williams v. Great Western Railway Company City Discount Company r. McLean CROYDON-Bartlett v. Green [Pigott, B.-Mr Cock

[Keating, J.-Mr M. Lloyd Dent v, Nickalls Moved Hilary Term, 1874.

DURHAM-Jackson v. Leeman MIDDLESEX-Murley v. Heatley


[Quain, J.-Sir J. Karslake

For Judgment.
MIDDLESEX-Combe r. London and South Western CARLISLE-Williamson v. Bain
Rilway Company

Riche v. The Ashbury Railway Carriage and Iron Com[Brett, J.-Mr Giffard

[Quain, J.-Mr Herschell

pany MIDDLESEX-Bloomer v. Bernstein

MANCHESTER-Nield o. London and North Western (Brett, J.-Mr Manisty Railway Company

[Brett, J.-Mr Herschell Butcher v. Savory MIDDLESEX-Williams v. Williams LIVERPOOL-Bain v. Standford and Levison. Stand

Phelps v. Hornstedt

For Argument. [Brett, J.-Mr Huddleston over,

[Brett, J.-Mr Holker LONDON-Hudson v. Hill

Liver Alkali Works Company v. Johnson (L. C. J.-Mr Matthews LIVERPOOL-Same r. Şame. Stand over

Walker v, North Eastern Railway Company LONDON-Knight v. Miller (Brett, J.-Mr Metcalfe

[Brett, J.-Mr Herschell

Selford v. Lows
LONDON-Jackson v. Metropolitan Railway Company
LIVERPOOL-Bamlet v. Picksley [Quoin, J.-Mr Aston

Harris v. McCulloch
[Brett, J.-Mr M'Intyre STAFFORD-Moss v. London and North-Western and

Knowlman v. Bluett LONDON-Badart v. Brown [Brett, J.-Mr W. Williams

Great Western Railway Companies LONDON-Brown v. Badart [Brett, J.-Mr Day

(Denman, J.-Mr A. S. Hill LONDON-Hall r. Hatch [Brett, J.-Mr L. Smith

Moved after 4th day of Michaelwas Term.

Court of Criminal Appeal.
LONDON-Radclitfe Investment Company v. Bristow MIDDLEBEX-Street v. The Society of Licensed Vic- This court will sit on Saturday, April 25, at ten o'clock,

[Brett, J.-Mr Willis

[Pollock, B.-M. Torr
LONDON-Silvester v. Godby [Denman, J.-Mr L. Smith MIDDLESEX-Trevitt v. Spick. Stand over

[Cleasby, B.- Mr Cave LONDON-Boldero v. Badcock [Brett, J.-Mr Field

Moved Hilary Term, 1874.

PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMIDDLESEX-Melhado v. Stokes (Brett, J.-Mr Turner MIDDLESEX-Dear v. Edwards


[L, C. B.-Mr H. T. Cole
I'or Argument.
MIDDLESEX-Treloar v. Bigge [L. C. B.-Mr Day

N.B.-Announcements of promotions being in the nature
Thursday, April 23.
MIDDLESEX-Brochetan v. Moffat

of advertisements, are charged 28. 6d. euch, for which Edmunds v. Alsop. To be re-argued

postage stamps should be inclosed.

[L. C. B.-Mr Herschell Hendricks v. Australian Insurance Company. Special | MIDDLESEX-Beavan v. Marbella Iron Ore Company

[L. C. B.-M: B. T. Waliams MR. CHARLES WILLIAM REES STOKES, of Tenby, Clifford v. Hoare. Special case MIDDLESEX-Childs v. Hearde

has been appointed a Commissioner to Administer Fry and another v. Lioyd. Special case

[Bramwell, B.-Hon A. Thesiger Oaths in the Courts of Exchequer and Common Nelson v. Association for Protection of Commmercial MIDDLESEX-Ball v. Bridges

Pleas for the counties of Pembroke, Carmarthen, Interests. Special case

(Cleasby, B: Mr H. Howard and Cardigan, and the town of Haverfordwest Bows v. Fenwick. Appeal

LONDON- Alexandra Palace Company v.

Bignold Summers v. The City Bank. Demurrer

L. C. B.-Mr U'Malley and borough of Carmarthen and counties of the Cole v. North Western Bank (Limited). Special case LONDON-Dignam v. Vans Agnew [L. C. B.-Mr Day same town and borough. Rhodes v. Airedaile Drainage Commissioners. De- LONDON-Hosegood v. Lloyd

MR. RICHARD LEWIS TAPLEY, of Great Tor. murrer

(Bramwell, B.-Mr J. Brown rington, Devon, has been appointed by the Lord Faulks v. Tremaro. Appeal

LONDON-Head v. Smith. Stand over Melhado v. P. A. and N. H. and B. Railway Company.

Chancellor to Administer Oaths in Chancery and

[Bramwell, B.–Mr Beasley the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas has Demurrer

LIVERPOOL-Holden v. Flintshire Oil and Cannel Co. Dauney v. Chatterton. Demurrer

[POLLOCK, B.–Mr Herschell appointed him a Commissioner for taking Ac. Oleaza v. Castellain. Demurrer

Moved after 4th day of Hilary Term.

knowledgments of Deeds of Married Women. Lindsay v. Dale. Demurrer

MIDDLESEX-Carr v. Tolson [Pollock, B.-Mr Herschell Uttley v. Toninorden Local Board. Demurrer

LEEDS—Ryan v. North Eastern Railway Company Lovesy v. Stallard. Appeal

[Bovill, L. C. J.-Mr D. Seymour Pope v. Searle, Appeal

THE GAZETTES. Mavro v. Ocean Marine Insurance Company. Special


For Judgment,
Stratton v. Metropolitan Board of Works. Special case
Barrows v. Green

Dowdeswell o. Francis. Appeal
Niebuhr v. Krausbaar

Gazette, April 3.
Monday, April 27.
Sydenay v. Michael

To surrender at the Bankrupts'

Court, Basinghall-street. Trundiger v. Monte Loreto Gold and Copper Mining Downing v. Mowlem. Special case. To stand over

For Argument.

EMERY, SAMUEL ANDERSOx, comedian, Alfred-pl, Bedford-sq. Compuny. Special case

Reg. Murray. Sol. Davis, Arundel-st, Strand. Sur. April 14 Ellis v. Loftus Iron Company. Appeal Waugh v. The North British Railway Company. De

HOGGINS, HENRY, merchant's clerk, New-cross-rd. Pet. March

31. Reg. Murray. Sol. Smedley, Fleet-st. Sur. April 14 Flitters v. Albrey. Demurrer

murrer. To stand over

HUSTLER, ORBEL JAMES, corn dealer, King's-rd, Chelsea. Pet. Neave v. Mayor of Bristol. Demurrer Granville v. Finch. Special case. To be restated

March 30. Reg. Brougham. Sol. Watson, Basinghall-st. Sur. Morgan v. Bain, Special case

Whitehouse v. The Birmingham Canal Company. De- April 17
Thursday, April 30.
murrer. To stand over

ROBERTSOX, SAMUEL BOXILL, attorney, New-inn, Strand. Pet.

March 30. Reg. Brougham. Sols. Ravencroft and Co., Bedford Hodgson v. Pearson. Special case Sear v. Green. Demurrer. Part heard. To stand over

row. Sur. April 17 Cadmau v. Ditton Coal and Iron Company. Demurrer

Dawes v. Webster. Demurrer. Part heard. To stand TAYLOR, JAMES WILLIAM, cheesemonger, Broadway, London. Brown o. Tolley. Appeal.


fields, Hackney. Pet. April 1. Reg. Spring-Rice. Sol. Downes,

Cheapside. Sur. April 23
Monday, May 4.
Hendry and another v. Dyke, Bart. Demurrer. To

WEIPPERT, H. N., music publisher, Regent-st. Pet. March 31. Cheetham v. Mayor of Manchester. Special case

stand over

Reg. Spring-Rice. Sols. Lumley and Co., Conduit-st. Sur. Boden v. Levick. Demurrer. To stand over

April 33

To surrender in the Country.
Lloyd's Banking Company v. Blech. Denurrer. To
Court of Exchequer.
stand over

GLOVER, GEORGE, clog manufacturer, Liverpool. Pet. March 31,

Reg. Watson. Sur. April 14
Thorn v. Mayor of London

GOULD, CHARLES FEARNLEY, canvas bag maker, Holbeck and
Wednesday . April 15 Motions per new trials
Copin v. Sevastapulo. Stand over. Demurrer

Leeds. Pet. March 30. Reg. Marshall. Sur. April
Thursday ......
16 Per motions and new trials
Same v, Evans

GOWING, GEORGE SEAD, fish merchant, Lowestoft. Pet. March

30. Reg. Walker. Sur. April 21 Friday 17 Motions and new trials Same v. Andrew

LOWENTHAL, EMIL, merchant, Liverpool. Pet. March 28. Reg. Saturday 18 Ditto

Same v. Rayner

Watson. Sur. April 15
20 Special paper
Same v. Adamson

NICHOLLS, JOSEP , farmer, Seavington St. Michael. Pet. March

30. Reg. Batten. Sur. April 17 Tuesday 21 Motions and new trials Sanne v. Same

PROUT, BENJAMIX, victualler, Manchester. Pet. March 29. Reg.
Wednesday ......... 22 Special paper
Surby v. Gordon. Special Case

Hulton. Sur. April 15
23 Motions and new trials
Bain v. Stanford and Levison. Demurrer

RAMSKILL, JAMES, accountant, Halifax. Pet. March 30. Reg. Friday 24 Ditto (To be argued with Rule for New Trial.)

Rankin. Sur. April 20 Saturday

SMITH, JAMES, victualler, Llanwnda. Pet. April 1. Reg. Jones,
25 Ditto
Same v. Same. Demurrer

Sur. April 18
27 Special paper
Andrews v. The Mayor of Ryde. Special case

SMITH, SAMUEL, Jun., gentleman, Upton Snodsbury. Pet. March
28 Motions and new trials
Potter v. Metropolitan District Railway Company.

14. Reg. Crisp. Sur. April 2 Wednesday 29 Special paper


WHITFIELD, SAMUEL, far, Sutton. Pet. March 31. Reg. Peele

Sur. April 14
30 Motions and new trials
Goddard v. London and South Western Railway Com.

Gazette, April 7.
Friday ...... .May 1 Ditto
pany. Special case

To surrender in the Country. Saturday. 2 Ditto

Guardians of Medway Union v. Cockburn. Appeal BUCKLEY, ISAAC, furniture broker, Rochdale. Pet. April 2. Reg. Monday 4 Special paper Cavill v. Shuttleworth. Demurrer

Tweedale. Sur. April 20

FLETCHER, GEORGE, innkeeper, Selby. Pet. April 1. Reg
5 Motions and new trials
Copin v. Strachan. Demurrer

Perkins. Sur. April 21
6 Ditto
Hargreaves v. Holden. Special case

FRASER, ALEXANDER, gentleman, Willsbridge. Pet. April 2. Thursday 7 Ditto

Wrightson v. Birmingham Gas Light and Coke Com. Reg. Harley. Sur. April 27 Friday 8 Ditto pany. Demurrer, Stand over

ISRAEL, SELIM, jeweller, Birmingham. Pet. April 2. Reg.

Chauntler. Sur. April 20 *The Court of Excheqner will, when convenient, sit Wright v. Swain. Demurrer

LOAT, JOHX, builder, Balham. Pet. March 31. Reg. Willoughby. in two divisions. Gorris v. Scott. Demurrer

Sur. April 24
Liden v. Nasb. Demurrer

VEIDEMAN, THOMAS, gasfitter, Stafford. Pet. March 31. Reg.
Lewis v. Davis. Demurrer

Spilsbury. Sur. April 20

April 16 Thursday ..

Great Northern Railway Company v. Swalfield. Appeal
April 30

Joues v. Broadwood. Special case

Gazette, March 31.

Veerers v. Littleborough Gas Company. Special case
No London sittings this Term,

FARXCOMB, HEXRY, no occupation, St. Leonard's-on-Set. Oct.
Edwards v. Davies. Demurrer

16, 1873
Lay v. Midland Railway Company. Appeal

Gazette, April 3.

Water v. Ouseburn Engine Works Company. Appeal

GRIFFITHS, MARY, butter merchant, Llandewy Velfry. Marole

3, 1874 Saturday ..... ..May 9, Wednesday...........May 13' Wood v, Wood. Demurrer

SKIPWORTH, JANES, poulterer, Boston. Feb. 7, 1874


Liquidations by Arrangement.


POUND, HEXRY, miller, Ashbury. Pet. March 28. April 13, at JOHNSON, JOHx, colour merchant, Wellington-rd, Stoke New. ten, at office of Sols. Kinneir and Tombs, Swindon

ington. Pet. March 20. April 16, at two, at office of Sol-
PULLAR, JOSEPH, builder, Barrow-in-Furness. Pet. April 1. Gowing, Coleman-st

April 20, at ten, at the ship hotel, Barrow-in-Furness. Sol. Joxes, BENJANIN, general dealer, Shifnal. Pet. April 2. April
Gazette, April 3.
Thompson, Barrow-in-Furness

17, at ten, at offices of Sol. Lenke, Shifnal
ANDERSOX, ALFRED, baker, Leominster. Pet. April 1. April 20,
RICHARDS, ALFRED JOHN, rope maker, Redruth and Illogan.

KING, HEXRY, draper, Shillington. Pet. March 30. April 20, at Pet, March 31. April 21, at hali-past two, at office of Downing,

eleven, at office of Sols. Messrs. Wade, Hitchin at half past ten, at office of Sol. Gregg, Leominster

solicitor, Redruth. Sol. Dendy, Redruth

KIRBY, GEORGE, attorney, Bioester. Pet. March 28. April 23, BAKER, Johx, naturalist, Grantchester, and Cambridge. Pet.

RICHARDS, JAMES, and NORTON, JOHN, machinists, Leicester. at twelve, at office of Sol. Mills, Bicester March 31. April 16, at eleven, at office of Sols. Messrs. Foster,

Pet. March 31. April 16, at two, at office of Sol. Owston, Leices. KIRK, AXX, milliner, Kingston-upon-Hull. Pet. April 1. April Cambridge ter

16, at twelve, at office of Sols. Stead and Sibree, Hull BANN, SAMUEL, coal merchant, Monks Coppenhall. Pet. March

ROBINSOX, JOHN, joiner, Liverpool. Pet. April 1. April 20, at LEE, SEPTIMUN, clerk, Birmingham. Pet. March 24. April 17, 30. April 17, at eleven, at office of Sols. Latham and Bygott,

two, at office of Gibson and Bolland, accountants, 16, South at twelve, at office of Sol. Eaden, Birmingham Sandbach

John-st, Liverpool

LORD, HENRY, dyer, Halifax. Pet. March 21. April 17, at three, BIBBENS, WILLIAM, commission agent, Ipplepen. Pet. March 31. RYLAND, HERBERT WILLIAM, clothier, Stow-on-the-Wold. Pet.

at once of Sol. Curry, Cleckheaton April , at twelve, at office of Sols, Messrs. Carter, Torquay BICKERDIKE, WILLIAM, farmer, near Boroughbridge.

MCMAXUS, JAMES, tailor, Blackburn. Pet. April 1. April 24, at

March 27. Aprli h2, at two, at office of Sol. Francis, Stow-on-

eleven, at office of Sols. Messrs. Backhouse, Blackburn
March 31. April 18, at two, at office of Sols. Hirst and Capes,

SHORT, SAMUEL, colourman, Bristol. Pet. March 30. April 17, NETTLETOX, THOMAS, butcher, Horbury. Pet. April 9. April at twelve, at offices of Hiincock, Triggs, and Co., Guildhall,

16, at eleven, at office of Sols. Burton and Moulding, Wakefield BISSEX, ROBERT, beerhouse keeper, Hanham. Pet. April 1.

Broad-st, Bristol. Sol. Harwood, Bristol

OPPENHEIM, JOHN HERMAX, law stationer, Southampton-bldgs. April 14, at eleven, at office of Sol. Essery, Bristol

SNOWDEN, THOMAS, jeweller, Halifax. Pet. March 31. April 17, Pet. March 31. April 15, at two, at office of Sol. Norris, ActonBOC LD, ENOCH, greengrocer, Hanley. Pet. March 24. April 10, at four, at offices of Sol. Storey, Halifax

st, Gray's-inn-rd at ten, at offioe of Sol. Stevenson, Stoke-on-Trent

SOMMERS, THOMAS WILLIAM, draper, Clarendon-ter, Bow-rd, OWEN, JOHN, joiner, Llanrwst. Pet. April 2. April 22, at twelve; BOWDEN, ARCHIBALD JENKIN8, fruiterer, Rosoman-st, Clerken

and Richmond-rd, Hackney. Pet. March 30. April 20, at two,

at office of Sol. James, Llanrwst well. Pet. March 20. April 30, at two, at the Bedford hotel,

at office of Ladbury, Collison, and Viney, 90, Cheapaide. Sols.

PALMER, HENRY, grocer, Mendlesham. Pet. April 4. May 1, at Covent-gdn. Sol. Mould, Millinan-st, Bedford-row

twelve, at offices of Sol. Pollard, Ipswich BROOM, ELEAZER, cabinet maker, Liverpool.

Carr, Bannister, Davidson, and Morriss, Basinghall-st
Pet. March 31.

SPENCER, WILLIAM, grocer, Reading, Pet, March 31. April 16, PIDGEOX, CHARLES, Ironmonger, King's Norton. Pet. April 2. April 16, at three, at office of Sols. Lawrence and Dixon, Liver. at twelve, at the Upper Ship hotel, Reading. Sol. Beale, Read

April 24, at ten, at Office of Sol. Eaden, Birmingham pool

POOLF, SAMUEL, contractor, Altrincham. Pet. April 1. April BUDGE, ALEXANDER, provision merchant, Liverpool.

ing Pet.

STAPLES, JOSEPH LUKE, baker, Little Ilford. Pet. March 21. 23, at twelve, at offices of Sols. Grundy and Kershaw, ManchesMarch 31. April 15, at twelve, at office of Sol. Lupton, Liver

April 14, at three, at offices of Godfrey, 2, Greshamn-bldgs. Sol. ter pool

Watson, Basinghall-st

RAWLINSON, LYDIA, and Boutox, MARQUIS, cotton spinners, CHARLTOX, WILLIAM HENRY HASELL, coal merchant, St.

TANKARD, WILLIAM CHARLES, leather merchant, Durham-st, Burnley. Pet. April 2. April 23, at one, at the Old Red Lion Michael's-bldgs, Cornhill. Pet. March 30. April 15, at one, at office of Sol, Willis, Charles-sq, Hoxton Hackney-rd. Pet. April 2. April 13, at quarter past ten, at

hotel, Burnley. Sols. Grundy and Kershaw, Manchester office of Sol. Seale, London-wall

RIPPOX, THOMAS, smack owner, Great Grimsby. Pet. March 20. CHIPPERFIELD, HARRIETTE SOPHIA, fanoy goods dealer,

TARRANT, WILLIAM, draper, Thaxted. Pet. March 30. April 20, April 18, at eleven, at offices of Sols. Grange and Wintringham, Devizes. Pet. March 31. April 17, at eleven, at office of J. A.

at twelve, at office of Morley and Shirrett, solicitors, 59, Mark-la. Great Grimsby Randell, Devizes. Sol. Day Sol. Pollard, Ipswich

RISHWORTH, JAMES ARTHUR, Gothic Lodge, West End, HampCLARKE, WILLIAM, manure manufacturer, Dar ham. Pet. March

THOMSOX, THOMAS, tailor, St. Helen's. Pet. March 31. April 15, stead. Pet. March 28. April 15, at three, at office of Sol. Jones, 24. April 17, at one, at office of Sols. Mesers. Cavell, Saxmund. at twelve, at offices of J. Coulthart, accountant, 21, Whitechapel,

Southampton-bldgs, Chancery-la ham

RODGERS, JAMES, tailor, Consett. Pet. April 2.

April 21, at CLAY, THOMAS RENSHAW, draper, Denmark-hill. Pet. March

VERNON, THOMAS, butcher, Gosforth. Pet. April 1. April 17, at three, at office of Sol. Elsdon, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
April 14, at two, at office of Sol. Burton, Serjeant s-inn,

two, at the Horse and Groom inn, Gosforth. Sol. Mason, White- SMITH, (GEORGE, innkeeper, Middlesborough. Pet. March 25.

April 13, at two, at office of Sol. Dobson, Middlesborough CRAVEN, WILLIAM HILL, blue slater, Cleckheaton. Pet. March

WAITES, ARTHUR, hat manufacturer, Stockport. Pet, March 31. SMITH, JOHx, baker, Birmingham. Pet. April 2. April 2, at 30. April 22, at three, at office of Sol. Hutchinson, Bradford

April 20, at three, at offices of Sols. Grundy and Kershaw, Man. half-past three, at the Great Western hotel, Birmingham. Sol. CURRIE, JOHN, draper, Sheffield. Pet. March 27. April 15, at


Edwards, Birmingham four, at office of Sols, Messrs. Binney, Sheffield

WALLWORK. JOHX, auctioneer, Rawtenstall. Pet. March 31. SIMMONS, JAMES, whitesmith, Wolverhampton. Pet. April' 1. CUTLER, CHARLES, daylight reflector manufacturer, Brazier's. April 21, at three, at office of Sol. Watson, Bury

April 21, at twelve, at offices of Sol. Wilcock, Wolverhampton bldgs, Farringdon-st. Pet. March 24. April 17, at three, at

WHALE, JOHN, grocer, Landport. Pet, March 31. April 17, at SIMPSOX, JOHx, confectioner, Hexham. Pet. April 2. April 22. office of Sol. Cooper, Charing-cross two, at the Chamber of Commerce, 145, Cheapside, London. Sol. at three, at office of Sol. Bush, Newcastle

upon Tyne DALE, WILLIAM, brewer, Birmingham. Pet. April 1. April 17,

King, Portsea

SUMMERS, FREDERICK, tea denler, Clevedon, Pet. March . at two, at ottice of Sol. Burton, Birmingham

April 16, at eleven, at office

of Messrs, Parsons, public accountDRING, WILLIAM, cab proprietor, Barnsley.

WHITE, GEORGE, saddler, Rugby. Pet. March 31. April 18, at

Pet. March 28. April 18, at two, at the Coach and Horses hotel, Barnsley. Sol. balf past ten, at the County Court house, Rugby. Sol. Dainty,

ants, Bristol. Sol. Smith, Weston-super-Mare Rugby

TONKIX, HEXRY, licensed victualler, Swansea. Pet. April 2: Freeman, Barnsley

WHITEHEAD, HAXXAH, tobacconist, Bolton. Pet. March 30. April 23, at two, at office of Sols. Clifton and Woodward, DURRANT, TRAYTON, builder, Waldron. Pet. April 1. April 17,

Swansen April 16, at three, at office of Sol. Dutton, Bolton at eleven, at the Bear hotel, Lewes. Sol. Hillman, Lewes

WILSON, DAVID, grocer, Newton-in-Mackerfield. Pet. April 1. WAKEFORD, WALTER WILLIAM, railway clerk, Southampton DYER, ANDREW, surgeon, Aberdare. Pet. March 30. April 16,

April 20, at three, at office of Messrs.

Davies, Bewsey-chbs, Bew

Pet. April 2. April 21, at three, at offices of Sol. Kilby, South. at eleven, at office of Sols. Rosser and Phillips, Aberdare

ampton EDWARDS, JOHN BYROX HOLMES, ship's steward, Plymouth.

sey-st, Warrington. Sols. Davies and Brook, Warrington

Wilsox, JOHN, cabinet maker, Kibworth Beauchamp. Pet.
Pet. April 1. April 16, at eleven, at office of Sols. Beer und
Rundle, Devonport

March 31. April 15, at three, at office of Sol. Owston, Leicester

WILSON, MARÍAXXE, widow, New Cross-rd. Pet. March 27. April
PAIRBOURX, RICHARD, grocer, Haslingden. Pet. March 31.
April 16, at eleven, at office of Sols. Messrs. Radoliffe, Black-

14, at hall-past four, at the Jamaica coffee-house, St. Michael's-
Alley, Cornhil. Sols. Davis and Carey, 6, Grocer's-hall-court,


Poultry FALL, GEORGE SNOWDEN, fishmonger, Ripon. Pet. March 27.

The Official Assignoes, &c., are given, to whom apply for the WOOLFORD, WILLIAX JAMES, bootmaker, Kilmersdon. Pet. 1 April 14, at half past three, at ottice of Sol. Bateson, Low HarroMarch 27. April 16, at three, at offices of Sol. McCarthy, Frome

Dividends. gate WOOTTOX, JOHN BENJAMIN, glass dealer, Wolverhampton. Pet.

Bartlett, H. M. innkeeper, second and final id. At Trust. P. I. FARRAR, DAVID, cloth factor, Minchinhampton. Pet. March 27.

March 30. April 15, at eleven, at office of Sol. Stratton, Wolver

Hare, Totnes,--Comben, E. wine merchant, first 38. ed. At Trust. April 16, at eleven, at the Bell hotel, Gloucester. Sol. Heelas

E. Moore, 3, Crosby-sq.--Farrage, W. shoe manufacturer, first and FISHER, ANTHONY,, watchmaker, Stafford.

Pet. March 24.
YOUNG, ALFRED, boot upper manufacturer, Wellingborough.

final 48. od. At Trust. J. Y. Strach , 18, Grainger-st-west, New. April 10, at eleven, at office of Sol. Hodgson, Birmingham

Pet. March 30. April 14, at three, at offices of Sol. Beck, North

castle.-Hall, P. commission agent, first and final 2s. At Sutto. FITCH, FREDERICK, grocer, Deal. Pet. April 1. April 20, at

and Harding, accountants, 23, Brown-st, Manchester.- Nankwell,

ampton three, at office of Sols. Mercer, Edwards, and Mercey, Deal

J. P. farmer, first and final, 1s. Id. At Trust. T. Chirgwin.-- Payne, TLANAGAN, PATRICK, grooer, Dewsbury. Pet. March 30. April

Gazette, Aqril 7.

W. corn merchant, second is, 3d. At Trust W. Sharp. 20, Gres. 17, at eleven, at office of Sol. Shaw, Dewsbury Avis, THOMAS, inspector of nuisances, Uckfield. Pet. April 2.

ham-st.--Petit, E. Jeweller, first, 2s, edAt Trust. J. Troup, 38, FLOWERS, HENRY, baker, Romford. Pet, March 31. April 20, at

April 18, at twelve, at the Guildhall coffee-house, Gresham-st,

Hatton-garden.- Willard, E. E. tailor, second and final. 13. At two, at office Sol, Rawlings, Bishopsgate-st-within

London. Sol. Jones, Lewes

Trust. W. C. Cooper, 7. Gresham-st.-Woor, W. R. sen., brioFRANKLAND, Jonx, bootmaker, Lowtown. Pet April 1. April 17, BADGER, THOMAS, and BOWEN, NATHAN WHILE, glass makers,

maker, 58. At soll. Wilkinson and Howlett, 14, Bedford-et, at three, at office of Sol. Carr, Leeds

Birmingham. Pet. April 2. FURBEY, SAMUEL, builder, Wakefield-et, Gray's-inn-rd. Pet.

April 16, at twelve, at office of


Sols. Matthews and Smith Birmingham March 25. April 10, at ten, at the offices of Mossrs. Lewis, 123,

BARBER, FAXXY, widow, innkeeper, Edgmond Marsh. Pet. April Chancery-la. Sol. Long, Blackfriars-rd

1. April 18, at eleven, at office of Sol. Heane, Newport GAGEX, GEORGE, coal merchant, Kentish-town-rd, and Cam.

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS bridge-st, King's-cross. Pet. April 1. April 16, at four, at office

BASKERVILLE, FREDERICK, broker, Bristol. Pet. April 2. of Sol. Ablett, Cambridge-ter, Hyde-pk

April 17, at one, at office of Sols. Brittan, Press, and Inskip,

GABDXER, WILLIAM, labourer, Birmingham. Pet. March 31.

BENSON, GEORGE WILLIAM, druggrist, Welchpool. Pet. March 31. LICKFOLD.--On the sth inst., at 3, Blomfield-road, Maida-vale, April 11, at one, at the Booth hall hotel, Gloucester. Sol. April 22, at eleven, at office of Sol.Jones, Welchpool

the wife of James E. Lickfold, solicitor, of a son. Simmons, Birmingham

BENT, JAMES, builder, East Moulsey. Pet. April 2. April 21, at Owex.On the 318t ult., at 47, Cheyne-walk, Chelsea, the wife of IBB, ALEXANDER, clothier, Sunderland. Pet. March 31. April two, at office of Sol. Lovett, New-inn, Strand, London

E. Annesley Owen, Esq., barrister-at-law, of a daughter. 17, at twelve, at ottices of Sherwood and Co., accountants, John. BLOTT, SURAXXAH, widow, grocer, King's Lynn. Pet. April 2.

SADLER.-On the 2nd inst., at Dudley House, Lime-grove, Shepst. Sunderland. Sol. Bentham, Sunderland

herd's-bush, W., the wife of Campbell H. Sadler, Esq., solicitor, GRWEN, ALFRED, general broker, Trowbridge.

April 27, at two, at omce of Sols. Glasier and Mason, King's
Pet. April 1.

of a son.
April 13, at offices of Messrs. Winiams, accountants, Exchange,
BRAYSHAW, JOSEPH, sen., woollen manufacturer, Alderman.

MARRIAGE. Bristol, in lieu of the place originally named

bury, London, and Leeds. Pet. March 28. April 21, at two, at GOWEX, JOHx, fish salesman, Weymouth. Pet. March 30. April

TABOR-KNAPP.-On the 7th inst., at St. Saviour's, Dartmouth,

Wharton's hotel, Park-la, Leeds. Sol. Downing, Basinghall-st, 18, at twelve, at the Auction Mart, Market-st, Weyinouth. Sol.

Robert Montagu Tabor, M.A., barrister-at-law, to Annie Eliza London Howard, Yelcombe Regis

Mary, only child of Kempster M. Knapp, Esq., R.N., of AshBREW, THOMAS, clogmaker, Whitehaven. HACKWORTH, RICHARD, auctioneer, Norwloh. Pet. March 30.

Pet. April 1. April leigh, Dartmouth.

24, at eleven, at office of Sol. Webster, Whitehaven April 16, at twelve, at the offices of the Registrar of Norwich

BULL, WILLIAM, chandelier manufacturer, Strand. Pet. March
County Court

MALIM. - On the 5th inst., at Grantham, aged 6, Frederlo

30. HAIGH, WILLIAM, victualler, Higher Tranmere. Pet. April 1.

April 27. at three, at the Guildhalí tavern, Gresham-st., solicitor.
Sols. Clark and Scoles, King-st, Cheapside
April 16, at two, at ofroes of Sol. Moore, Birkenhead
HARRIS, FRANCIS JOSEPH, ironmonger, Kentish-town-rd.


BURGESS, HENRY, baker, Thurlaston. et. April 2 April 21, at

eleven, at the Lawrence Sneriff's Arms, Rugby April 1. April 18, at three, at office of Sol. Boydell, South-sq,


COLLINS, CHARLES ROBERT, warehouseman, Noble-st, and HEMMING, SAMUEL, Easington wood, and HEMMING, JOHX, Moore-st, Chelsea. Pet. March 21. April 8, at twelve, at offices WHOLESALE & RETAIL STATIONERS, Wood-end, charter masters. Pet. April 1. April 18, at eleven,

of Sols. Rees and Co. Chancery-la at office of Sol. Barrow, Wolverhampton

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Carriage paid to the Country on Orders exceeding 208. HIRD, JOHx, builder, Barrow-in-Furness. Pet. March 31. April COXWAY, JOHN HARRIS, jun., grocer, Abergavenny and Llan

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and Co., public accountants, Bristol. Sols. Fussell, Prichard, ream, HOWELLS, EDWARD, general dealer, Worcester. Pet. March 28. and Swann, Bristol

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April 17. at two, at the Guildhall Coffee-house, Gresham-st.
HUBY, EDWIN, dealer in drapery, Bradford.

CREAM LAID NOTE, 38., 45., and 58. per ream.
Pet. April 1. April

Sols. Coxwell, Bassett, and Stanton, Southampton
16, at three, at offices of Sol. Atkinson, Bradford
CUMBERBEACH, THOMAS, stationer, Erith. Pet. March 20.

LARGE CREAM LAID NOTE, 48. 6d., 68. 6d., and 8s. per ream HUGHES, HENRY, and HUGHES, JAMES, dyewood grinders, Ard. April 30, at three, at offices of Holloway, accountant, 188, Ball's

LARGE BLUE NOTE, Ss. 6d., 48. 6d., and 6s. 6d. per ream. wick, near Manchester. Pet. March 31. April 15, at three, at

Pond-rd, Islington, London. Sol. Hicks, Annis-rd, South ENVELOPES, CREAN OR BLUE, 18. 6d., and 6s. 6d., per 1000. office of Sol. Sampson, Manchester

Hackney, London

THE TEMPLE" ENVELOPE, extra secure, 9s. 6d. per 1000. JOHNSON, JOHN, poulterer, Oxton. Pet. March 31. April 17, at

CUTHBERT, CHARLES, fish dealer, Philpot-la, Commercial-rd. FOOLSCAP OFFICIAL ENVELOPES, 18. 9d. per 100. two, at otroes of Sol. Downham, Birkenhend

Pet. March 31. April 15, at eleven, at office of Sol. Hope, THE NEW “ VELLUM WOVE CLUB-HOUSE" NOTE. KINGSTON, HENRY JAMES, smelter of metals, South-st, Green- Serle-st, Lincoln's-inn-fields wich.

98. Gd. per ream, Pet. March 27. April 15, at three, at office of Sols.

DAWE, TH' Mas, miller, Silverton. Pet. April 1. April 23, at Messrs. Scard, Gracechurch-st twelve, at the Castle hotel, Exeter. Sol. Floud, Exeter

“We should direct particular attention to their New Clube LLOYD, EDWIX, general ironmonger, Grantham. Pet. March 31. DEMAID, GEORGE BARHAM, gentleman, Park-villas, South Nor. bouse Paper: in our opinion it is the very best paper we ever April 20, at twelve, at office of Sol. White, Granthamn wood. Pet. April 2. April 30, at three, at office of Sol. Ditton, wrote upon."

.."-London Mirror. MACLEOD, JOnx, gentleman, York-st, Portman-sq. Pet. March Ironmonger-la

25. April 20, at twelve, at office of Sol. Digby, Lincoln's-inn- FISHER, CHARLES, ont of business, Ipswich. Pet. April 1. INDENTURE Skins, Printed and Machine-ruled, to hold twenty fields April 20, at two, at the Coach and Horses inn, Ipswich. Sol.

or thirty folios, 28. 8d. per skin, 268. per dozen, 1258. per MARTIN, HENRY CHARLES, cheesernonger, Hackney-rd. Pet.


roll. March 9. April 16, at three, at office of Sol. Heathfield, Lin

FOSTER, GEORGE BELL, farmer, Ellerslie-ter, Bedford-rd, Clapcoln'e-inn-fields

ham. Pet. April 1. April 24, at three, at office of Sols. Lewis, Seconds or FOLLOWERS, Ruled, 1s. 11d. each, 228. per dozen,. MOORE, JOHx, baker, Keynsham. Pet. March 30, April 14, at

Munns, and Longden, Old Jewry

1058. per roll. twelve, at offices of Sols. Fox and Whittuck, Bristol

GILES, JOHN, grocer, Manchester. Pet. April 2. April 22, at RECORDS or MEMORIALS, 7d. each, 6s, 6d. per dozen. MURGATROYD, CHARLES, insurance_agent, Bradford, Pet. three, at oftioes of Sols. Messrs. Cooper, Manchester

March 23. April 13, at twelve, at office of Sol. Burnley, Brad- GRANTHAM, JOHx, tailor, Birmingham. Pet. April 2. April 18, ford

at twelve, at office of Sol. Cheston, Birmingham

LEDGERS, DAY-BOOKS, CASH-BOOKS, LETTER OG MINUTE-BOOXS XEWBOLD, JAMES, milliner, Longton. Pet. March 23. April 9, GRIDLEY, GEORGE FRANCIS, chemist, King's Lynn. Pet. April 2.

An immense stock in various bindings. at eleven, at office of Sol. Welch, Longton April 17, at twelve, at office of Sol. Seppings, King's Lynn

ILLUSTRATED PRICE-LIST of Inkstands, Postage Scales O'BRIEN, EDWARD. publisher's clerk, Princess-ter, Upton-rd, HALL, THOMAS, cloth manufacturer, Ossett. Pet. April 1. April Copying Presses, Writing Cases, Despatch Boxes, Oak and Kilburn. Pet. April 2. April 20, at two, at office of Sol. Gird. 18, at eleven, at offices of Sol. Stringer, Ossett

Walnut Stationery Cabinets, and other useful articles wood, Verulam-bldgs, Gray's-inn HIND, BLAKESTONE, Heworth; and HIND, JOHX BLAKESTONE,

adapted to Library or Office, post free. OLIVER, JAMES WILLIAM, tailor, High Holborn, and Waxwell- Felling, spade manufacturers. Pet. April 2. April 22, at twelve,

ter, Westminster-bridge-rd. Pet. March 30. April 14, at at office of Sol. Robson, Gateshead
quarter-past ten, at the Victoria tavern, Morpeth-rd, Bethnal. HOARE, PETER MERRIK, gentleman, Hythe. Pet. March 31.
geven. Sol. Long, Landsdown-ter, Grove-rd, Victoria-pk

April 30, at three, at office of Sols. Lawrance, Plews, and Boyer,

The exorbitant OWEN, GEORGE, victualler, Carnarvon. Pet. March 28. April old Jewry-chmbs, London

15, at eleven, at the Queen's hotel, Carnarvon. Sol. Williams, HOGGETTS, JOHN WILLIAM, commercial traveller, Lozells. Pet. an oppressive tax upon al classes of the community. With Porthy-Aur-Carnarvon

March 24. April 17, at ten, at office of Sol. Eaden, Birmingham & view of applying a remedy to this serious evil the PENGELLY, THOMAS HODGE, printer, Bristol. Pet. March 31. HOLLAND, JOEL, smallware dealer, Macclesfield. Pet. April 2. LONDON NEOROPOLIS COMPANY, when opening April 17, at twelve, at offices of s. Prod, accountant, John-st, April 17, at four, at the Waterloo hotel, Manchester. Sol. Hand, their extensive cemetery at Woking, held themselves preBristol. Sol. Barnett


pared to undertake the whole duties relating to interments PERKINS, ROBERT, grocer, Middlesborough. Pet, March 31. HUGHES, JOHX, greengrocer, High-st, Camden-town, and Seven April 17, at eleven, at Mrs. Barker's Temperance hotel,

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of the case. The Company also undertakes the conduct of March 31. April 17, at three, at offices of Sol. Ansell, Bir- March 28. Aprll 16, at twelve, at office of sol. Parker, Lombard.

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We perceive that the observations of Mr. Justice BLACKBURN, on the

appeal from the decision of Mr. Beales in the case of Taylor v. The Great Eastern Railway Company, reported in this journal on the 7th of last February have not unnaturally excited that learned gentleman's indignation. The learned Judge was rather more severe than usual in this particular instance, and we regret that we cannot in a measure appease Mr. BEALES by admitting any mistake or exaggeration in the report. As furnished to us, it was a transcript of a shorthand writer's notes, and we are not aware that there is any ground whatever for disputing its perfect accuracy. Whether the facts of the case and reasons of the decision were fully apprehended by the court is another matter, and we shall be very glad to hear an explanation favourable to Mr. BEALES' reputation. The testimony of the County Court Bar must be satisfactory to Mr. Beales, and we ourselves have more than once had occasion to admire the care which the learned Judge devotes to cases which come before him, and his ability as a lawyer is generally considered to be respectable. With respect to the severity of Mr. Justice BLACKBURN's comments, we incline to the opinion that, as a matter of principle, glaring incapacity in an inferior Judge is quite as much a subject for the consideration of the LORD CHANCELLOR as misconduct; but, looking at Mr. BEALES' career on the Bench, it is open to question whether he should have been exposed to judicial criticism, even supposing Mr. Justice BLACKBURN justified by the facts and circumstances of the case. We shall welcome with much satisfaction any amende which may be made to Mr. BEALES.


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THE American idea of our manner of dealing with professional questions is somewhat amusing. The Albany Law Journal informs its readers that “a committee of the House of Commons having been appointed to investigate the charges preferred against Dr. KENEALY, counsel for the Tichborne claimant, Mr. WHALLEY, M.P.. demands that a similar committee be appointed to investigate charges against Mr. HAWKINS, Q.C., prosecuting attorney."

The argument advanced on behalf of the sitting members in the case of the Hackney Election Petition was perhaps as remarkable as any which has ever been addressed to an election tribunal. Assuming the learned counsel to have been correctly reported, be argued that inasmuch as there are precedents which justify an election which is pure being upheld in spite of some slight irregularity in the mode of taking the poll, therefore, an irregularity which amounts to an absolute exclusion of an unascertainable number of voters from the polling booths should not invalidate an election unless it can be clearly shown that the numbers excluded would have brought about a different result. This was put before the judge a problem utterly impossible of solution, and to ask him, because he was unable to solve it, to determine that there was a mere irregularity which did not affect the return. We are not now dealing with the judgment of the learned Judge--which, however, has arrived at the only possible conclusion--but with the principle of the argument. It is quite new to us that where a corrupt practice affects a constituency, it must be shown that those influenced equal the majority obtained by the successful candidate. In the Galway case priestly intimidation was the ground on which Mr. Justice Keogh upset the return, but the sitting member was many hundreds ahead of his opponent, and it was obviously impossible that this majority could be accounted for by any corrupt influence. But no one ever thought of suggesting that on such a ground the

The large proportion of professional opinion in the House of Commons was arrayed against Mr. Bass's Imprisonment for Debt Abolition Bill. We observe that whilst Mr. Butt, Mr. HOPWOOD, Mr. W. M. Jackson, Sir HENRY JAMES, Serjeant Simon, and Serjeant SPINKS voted for the Bill, the majority against it included the ATTORNEY-GENERALS for England and for Ireland, the LORD ADVOCATE, Mr. FORSYTH, Mr. Go NEY, Mr. GORDON, Mr. GRANTHAM, Mr. HOLKER, Mr. HUDDLESTON, Mr. C. E. LEWIS, Mr. M.

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election should be sustained. It will of course be said that a failure of the machinery of polling is a different matter to corrupt influence. As regards the candidates it may be-as regards the public it is not. Every elector has a right to record his vote freely, whatever its effect on the return may be, and we think it would be decidedly dangerous if a public right of the highest importance were to be weighed in the balance of contending parties. Where the machinery breaks down, the question is not whether the same candidates would have been elected had it not broken down, but whether the electors have had an opportunity of recording their votes. This may be a question of degree; a substantial number of voters must doubtless be prevented from voting, but where exclusion to that extent is proved there must be a new election.

from the Northern Circuit, where he appeared on one side or the other in almost every caso, a vast amount of business will be released, but we believe we may confidently say that there will be less joy over this by the members of the circuit than will be excited by the promotion which raises him purely on his merits from the proud position which he has recently held to the responsible post of Solicitor-General.


We believe it is generally admitted that ORTON was a most extraordinary impostor, but the way in which he managed to delude respectable lawyers is perhaps the most astounding feature of his

More than this; certain lawyers were not content with believing in him and writing professional opinions about his case. The infectious zeal of his partisans carried them out of the caution which usually hedges in members of the legal profession, and induced them to write letters for the purpose of being exhibited to supporters. These letters would have appeared to be sufficiently ill-judged and imprudent when everything was still open to conjecture, and their swift destruction would have been a mercy to their writers. But when the subject of the opinions expressed in those letters is condemned by all reasoning men as the hero of a story fatally blotted, as Mr. Justice BRETT has said, with a hundred improbabilities and impossibilities, it is simply cruel to drag them into the light. One of them, howerer, found its way into that highly respectable organ Reynolds': Newspaper, and was thence copied into a weekly production, which we refrain from characterising, called the Englishman. This was bad enough, but in order that no one who omitted to read the two publications which we have named should be uninformed of the folly of which a Queen's Counsel can be guilty, a letter to the Times from the learned gentleman himself proclaimed the circumstances to all the world. Is it possible after this to repel with any show of indignation the American assertion of the deterioration of the English Bar !

The case of The Original Hartlepool Collieries Company v. Moon (30 L. T. Rep. N. S. 193), is one of some practical importance on the subject of production of documents, the question being whether a defendant could be compelled to produce letters relating to the subject matter of the suit addressed by her solicitors to third parties. The Vice-Chancellor (Bacon) pointed out the important fact that the privilege of non-production is the privilege of the client, and does not extend to communications by a solicitor to other persons. His Honour said: "The privilege contended for is her (i. e., the client's] privilege, and it is impossible to carry it any further, because, although in some of the cases that have been referred to, it might seem at first sight that it was the privilege of the solicitor, upon consideration there is no ground whatever for so treating it." A solicitor who is employed to conduct the suit and to collect evidence, to get up the case, as it is called, is acting on behalf of his client, and only on behalf of his client, and the privilege which he claims is not a privilege that he possesses, but a privilege that belongs to the client because of the employment of the solicitor.", Consequently, letters written by the solicitor to a third party who was, in a certain sense, the agent of his client, were held not privileged. It must be added, however, that it was further said that “The case of a solicitor who employs a person to collect evidence for him in a foreign country, or who employs an accountant to make up a report from books, is a part of the proper business of the attorney; the client has retained him to do that business, and he has done it, and cannot be compelled to disclose the manner in which it has been done."

IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT IN COUNTY COURTS. MR. Bass's Bill for abolishing imprisonment for debt in the County Courts has been defeated by an overwhelming majority, but there is sufficient strength of opinion in support of its principle to justify the expectation that imprisonment as a punishment for not paying debts will be abolished altogether at no distant date. When we find converts such as Sir HENRY JAMES, who was on a committee which took evidence on the subject, there must be some very strong and cogent objections to the present system. If we fail to appreciate them the fault must be ours. But whatever they are, and whatever their force, we consider that a mistake is made in mixing up with the simple issue" grave social and economical questions," which, according to Sir HENRY JAMES, are involved. We look through his speech to discover such questions, and what do we find ? First, that the power to enforce payment by imprisonment fosters an unhealthy system of credit. Secondly, that the opportunity of obtaining credit for necessaries induces the working inan to get in debt to the draper and grocer whilst he spends his cash at the publican's, who cannot now recover for beer scores. Again, he says that men sent to prison are brought into contact with the worst characters. These, we suppose, are the grave social and economical questions, and we are free to admit that opinions may differ as to their gravity. We have heard them urged before, and they are supported by the testimony of one or two of the most eminent of our County Court Judges. Perhaps the difference of opinion prevailing among County Court Judges is the most remarkable circumstance in the history of the agitation. Mr. GEORGE Russell and Mr. J. A. RUSSELL are gentlemen held in high esteem, and would not be likely to give opinions of a vague or ill-founded character. Forming their opinions upon their experience, they conclude that many of the small debts for which commitment orders are now made would never have been incurred if the power to enforce payment by imprisonment had not existed. That is to say, that if imprisonment for debt were abolished, the credit system as available to the working classes would collapse. And this they consider expedient. Many Judges, on the other hand, take a diametrically opposite view; they see no objection to the credits system properly regulated, or to the commitment of debtors with whose knowledge debts have been contracted, and who have the means to pay. Perhaps Mr. Commissioner KERR has had as large experience of the credit system as any Judge, and the operation of imprisonment for debt has been constantly before him for many years. It is only necessary to sit in his court for a few hours to hear his opinion of the expediency of abolishing the power of imprisonment for non-payment of debts. The view which he takes is probably stronger than that of many County Court Judges, as he looks upon a man who has voluntarily got into debt, and refuses to pay, as primâ facie dishonest. This is, we conceive, the correct view, and if imprisonment for nonpayment of debts, or, more correctly, for disobeying an order of the court for payment, were abolished, Mr. Cross's suggestion that the principle of the legiss lation against fraudulent debtors should be extended, would have to be adopted.

It is a favourite argument against imprisonment for debt, that, it is punishing criminally the incapacity or refusal to perform a civil contract. For the purposes of promoting healthy trade, we question whether this is the right way of looking at the matter. To procure on credit goods for which we have not the means to pay is virtually obtaining them by false pretences, and a false pretence is punishable by imprisonment. We freely admit, on the other hand, that where the debtor is not the author of his own liability-where, for example, the goods have been ordered without his knowledge, and the first demand for payment comes in the form of a County Court summons, the hardship of imprisonment may be very great. We also admit that every precaution should be taken that a debtor should be informed personally of the intended proceedings before matters are put in train for commitment. Here, indeed, we arrive at the true grievance, and Mr. CROSS deserves the greatest credit for being the only participator in the debate with sufficient sagacity or insight to perceive that it is in the admi. nistration of the law, and not in the law itself, that the evil is to be found. If,” he said, “County Court Judges would confer together and frame rules by which to act in a more uniform manner, much of the alleged evil would be removed.” It is certainly extraordinary that there has not been more concerted action amongst those gentlemen with a view to settling the practice. Strict proof should always be required that the original summons has reached the debtor before a judgment summons is granted, and particular care should be taken to ascertain that the goods were supplied wish the knowledge or consent of the debtor.

We made no announcement last week of the pending changes in the law officerships, it being entirely uncertain who would be the incoming SOLICITOR-GENERAL. Sir John KARSLAKE's retirement and its cause are the subjects of regret throughout the Profession. He has long been, in or out of office, emphatically the leader of the Bar, and it has never had a leader who knew better how to maintain its standard of purity and independence. We now know that Mr. John HOLKER, Q.C. of the Northern Circuit, has been offered and has accepted the office of SOLICITOR-GENERAL, and the appointment is one which must commend itself to the approbation of everyone who knows anything of the recent history of our greatest circuit. As the leader of that circuit he has been exceed. Zly popular. He has the reputation of being an astute lawyer,

nd an advocate whose powers of lucid exposition have never been surpassed at the English Bar. He commenced his career like so many of our eminent men in the office of a solicitor. Having been called to the Bar at Gray's Inn in 1854 he commenced practice as a local barrister at Manchester. In a short time, however, he removed to London, rapidly obtained a large ad ve practice, and received a silk gown in 1868. He first entered Parliament as member for Preston in 1872, and was again returned at the General Election of the present year. By his retirement

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