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MIDDLESEX-McLachlan v. Bain
MIDDLESEX-Kelly v. Patterson
LONDON-Gunn v. Roberts
LONDON-Applebee v. Percy
LONDON-Claridge v. Rumbolt

[Honyman, J.-Mr Willoughby [Honyman, J.-Mr Grantham CROYDON-Maggs v. Barnes [Pigott, B. -Mr Willis CROYDON-Bartlett v. Green [Pigott, B.-Mr Cock

Moved Hilary Term, 1874. MIDDLESEX-Murley v. Heatley

MIDDLESEX-Combe t. London and South Western

[L. C. J.-Mr Lopes [Brett, J.-Mr Giffard [Brett, J.-Mr Manisty

Rilway Company
MIDDLESEX-Bloomer v. Bernstein

MIDDLESEX-Williams v. Williams

[Brett, J.-Mr Huddleston
[L. C. J.-Mr Matthews
[Brett, J.-Mr Metcalfe
[Brett, J.-Mr M'Intyre
LONDON-Badart v. Brown [Brett, J.-Mr W. Williams
LONDON-Brown v. Badart
[Brett, J.-Mr Day
LONDON-Hall r. Hatch
[Brett, J.-Mr L. Smith
LONDON-Radcliffe Investment Company v. Bristow
[Brett, J.-Mr Willis
LONDON-Silvester v. Godby [Denman, J.-Mr L. Smith

LONDON-Hudson v. Hill
LONDGN-Knight . Miller
LONDON-Jackson v. Metropolitan Railway Company


LONDON-Boldero r. Badcock [Brett, J.-Mr Field
MIDDLESEX-Melhado v. Stokes [Brett, J.-Mr Turner

For Argument.
Thursday, April 23.

Edmunds v. Alsop. To be re-argued

For Argument.

Mored Michaelmas Term, 1872.
GUILDFORD-Philips v. Hornstedt

Budd v. London and North Western Railway Company.
Special case.

Lewis v. Morgan. Demurrer.

Woodings v. North Staffordshire Railway Company.

Sykes v. Wells. Demurrer

Betton r. Burkess. Demurrer
Lloyd v. Davies. Demurrer
Jennings v. Mortimore. Demurrer

Exchequer Chamber.

This court will sit on Thursday, April 16, at ten o'clock.
For Argument.

Reg. v. The Metropolitan District Railway Company
Fisher v. The Liverpool Marine Insurance Company

For Judgment.
Winch v. Conservators of River Thames
Pegge v. Guardians of Lampeter Union

[Mr Hawkins, Q.C.-Mr Garth Reg. v. Green
Stand over.
Moved Michaelmas Term, 1873.
LONDON-Mason v. Colby
[L. C. B.-Mr Giffard
LONDON-Nathanson v. Haarblecher
[L. C. B.-Mr Giffard
CROYDON-Gale v. Livermore [Pigott, B.-Mr Murphy
AYLESBURY-Phipps v. Great Western Railway Com-
[Cleasby, B.-Mr Bulwer


BEDFORD-Woodroffe v. Davison

DURHAM-Jackson v. Leeman
CARLISLE-Williamson v. Bain


Same v. Same
Fowler v. Locke

Rodocanachi v. Elliott

For Argument.

Ellis v. Great Western Railway Company
Sowerby e. Smith

Allen r. Bristol Marine Insurance Company
City Discount Company v. McLean

Dent v. Nickalls


For Judgment.

Riche v. The Ashbury Railway Carriage and Iron Com. pany

[Cleasby, B.-Mr Bulwer
RUTHIN-Williams v. Great Western Railway Company
[Keating, J.—Mr M. Lloyd
[Quain, J.-Sir J. Karslake
[Quain, J.-Mr Herschell
MANCHESTER-Nield v. London and North Western
Butcher v. Savory
Railway Company
[Brett, J.-Mr Herschell
LIVERPOOL-Bain v. Standford and Levison.
Phelps v. Hornstedt
[Brett, J.-Mr Holker
LIVERPOOL-Same r. Same. Stand over
[Brett, J.-Mr Herschell
LIVERPOOL-Bamlet v. Picksley [Quoin, J.-Mr Aston
STAFFORD-MOSS v. London and North-Western and
Great Western Railway Companies
[Denman, J.-Mr A. S. Hill
Moved after 4th day of Michaelmas Term.
MIDDLESEX-Street v. The Society of Licensed Vic-
[Pollock, B.-Mr Torr
Stand over
[Cleasby, B.-Mr Cave

MIDDLESEX-Trevitt v. Spick.

Moved Hilary Term, 1874.
MIDDLESEX-Dear v. Edwards
MIDDLESEX-Treloar v. Bigge
MIDDLESEX-Brochetan v. Moffat

Hendricks . Australian Insurance Company. Special MIDDLESEX-Beavan v. Marbella Iron Ore Company


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[L. C. B.-Mr H. T. Cole
[L. C. B.-Mr Day
[L. C. B.-Mr Herschell
[L. C. B.-M. B. T. Williams
MIDDLESEX-Childs v. Hearne
[Bramwell, B.-Hon A. Thesiger
MIDDLESEX-Ball v. Bridges
[Cleasby, B.-Mr M. Howard
LONDON-Alexandra Palace Company v. Bignold
[L. C. B.-Mr O'Malley
LONDON-Dignam v. Vans Agnew [L. C. B.-Mr Day
LONDON-Hosegood v. Lloyd
[Bramwell, B.-Mr J. Brown
LONDON-Head v. Smith. Stand over
Bramwell, B.-Mr Beasley
LIVERPOOL-Holden v. Flintshire Oil and Cannel Co.
[POLLOCK, B.-Mr Herschell
Moved after 4th day of Hilary Term.
MIDDLESEX-Carr v. Tolson [Pollock, B.-Mr Herschell
LEEDS-Ryan v. North Eastern Railway Company
[Bovill, L. C. J.-Mr D. Seymour
For Judgment.

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Copin v. Strachan. Demurrer
Hargreaves v. Holden. Special case

Wrightson v. Birmingham Gas Light and Coke Com-
pany. Demurrer, Stand over

The Court of Exchequer will, when convenient, sit Wright v. Swain. Demurrer

in two divisions.




April 16 Thursday


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April 30

Saturday.......... ..May 9 Wednesday....... May 13

Gorris v. Scott. Demurrer

Liden v. Nash. Demurrer

Lewis v. Davis. Demurrer

Great Northern Railway Company v. Swaffield. Appeal
Jones v. Broadwood. Special case

Veerers v. Littleborough Gas Company. Special case
Edwards v. Davies. Demurrer

Lay v. Midland Railway Company. Appeal
Water v. Ouseburn Engine Works Company. Appeal
Wood v. Wood. Demurrer

For Argument.
Liver Alkali Works Company . Johnson
Walker v. North Eastern Railway Company
Selford v. Lows

Harris v. McCulloch
Knowlman v. Bluett

Court of Criminal Appeal.
This court will sit on Saturday, April 25, at ten o'clock.


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

MR. CHARLES WILLIAM REES STOKES, of Tenby, has been appointed a Commissioner to Administer Oaths in the Courts of Exchequer and Common Pleas for the counties of Pembroke, Carmarthen, and Cardigan, and the town of Haverfordwest and borough of Carmarthen and counties of the same town and borough.

MR. RICHARD LEWIS TAPLEY, of Great Torrington, Devon, has been appointed by the Lord Chancellor to Administer Oaths in Chancery and the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas has appointed him a Commissioner for taking Ac knowledgments of Deeds of Married Women.


Gazette, April 3.

To surrender at the Bankrupts' Court, Basinghall-street. EMERY, SAMUEL ANDERSON, comedian, Alfred pl, Bedford-sq. Reg. Murray. Sol. Davis, Arundel-st, Strand. Sur. April 14 HOGGINS, HENRY, merchant's clerk, New-cross-rd. Pet. March 31. Reg. Murray. Sol. Smedley, Fleet-st. Sur. April 14 HUSTLER, ORBEL JAMES, corn dealer, King's-rd, Chelsea. Pet. March 30. Reg. Brougham. Sol. Watson, Basinghall-st. Sur. April 17

ROBERTSON, SAMUEL BOXILL, attorney, New-inn, Strand. Pet.
March 30. Reg. Brougham. Sols. Ravencroft and Co., Bedford-
row. Sur. April 17

TAYLOR, JAMES WILLIAM, cheesemonger, Broadway, London-
fields, Hackney. Pet. April 1. Reg. Spring-Rice. Sol. Downes,
Cheapside. Sur. April 23
WEIPPERT, H. N., music publisher, Regent-st. Pet. March 31.
Reg. Spring-Rice. Sols. Lumley and Co., Conduit-s. Sur.
April 23
To surrender in the Country.
GLOVER, GEORGE, clog manufacturer, Liverpool. Pet. March 30.
Reg. Watson. Sur. April 14
GOULD, CHARLES FEARNLEY, canvas bag maker, Holbeck and
Leeds. Pet. March 30. Reg. Marshall. Sur. April 20
GOWING, GEORGE SEAD, fish merchant, Lowestoft. Pet. March
30. Reg. Walker. Sur. April 21

LOWENTHAL, EMIL, merchant, Liverpool. Pet. March 28. Reg.
Watson. Sur. April 15

NICHOLLS, JOSEPH, farmer, Seavington St. Michael. Pet. March
30. Reg. Batten. Sur. April 17

PROUT, BENJAMIN, victualler, Manchester. Pet. March 28. Reg.
Hulton. Sur. April 15

RAMSKILL, JAMES, accountant, Halifax. Pet. March 30. Reg.
Rankin. Sur. April 20

SMITH, JAMES, victualler, Llanwnda. Pet. April 1. Reg. Jones.
Sur. April 18

SMITH, SAMUEL, jun., gentleman, Upton Snodsbury. Pet. March
14. Reg. Crisp. Sur. April 2
WHITFIELD, SAMUEL, far, Sutton. Pet. March 31. Reg. Peele
Sur. April 14

Gazette, April 7.

To surrender in the Country.
BUCKLEY, ISAAC, furniture broker, Rochdale. Pet. April 2. Reg.
Tweedale. Sur. April 20

FLETCHER, GEORGE, innkeeper, Selby. Pet. April 4. Reg
Perkins. Sur. April 21

FRASER, ALEXANDER, gentleman, Willsbridge. Pet. April 2.
Reg. Harley. Sur. April 27

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

Chauntler. Sur. April 20

LOAT, JOHN, builder, Balham. Pet. March 31. Reg. Willoughby.
Sur. April 24

VEIDEMAN, THOMAS, gasfitter, Stafford. Pet. March 31. Reg.
Spilsbury. Sur. April 20

Gazette, March 31.

FARNCOMB, HENRY, no occupation, St. Leonard's-on-Sea. Oct.

16, 1873

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Liquidations by Arrangement.


Gazette, April 3.

ANDERSON, ALFRED, baker, Leominster. Pet. April 1. April 20,
at half-past ten, at office of Sol. Gregg, Leominster
BAKER, JOHN, naturalist, Grantchester, and Cambridge. Pet
March 31. April 16, at eleven, at office of Sols. Messrs. Foster,

BANN, SAMUEL, coal merchant, Monks Coppenhall. Pet. March 30. April 17, at eleven, at office of Sols. Latham and Bygott, Sandbach

BIBBENS, WILLIAM, commission agent, Ipplepen. Pet. March 31. April 23, at twelve, at office of Sols. Messrs. Carter, Torquay BICKERDIKE, WILLIAM, farmer, near Boroughbridge. Pet. March 31. April 18, at two, at office of Sols. Hirst and Capes, Boroughbridge

BISSEX, ROBERT, beerhouse keeper, Hanham. Pet. Apríl 1. April 14, at eleven, at office of Sol. Essery, Bristol BOULD, ENOCH, greengrocer, Hanley. Pet. March 24. April 10, at ten, at office of Sol. Stevenson, Stoke-on-Trent BOWDEN, ARCHIBALD JENKINS, fruiterer, Rosoman-st, Clerkenwell. Pet. March 20. April 30, at two, at the Bedford hotel, Covent-gdn. Sol. Mould, Millman-st, Bedford-row BROOM, ELEAZER, cabinet maker, Liverpool. Pet. March 31. April 16, at three, at office of Sols. Lawrence and Dixon, Liverpool

BUDGE, ALEXANDER, provision merchant, Liverpool. Pet. March 31. April 15, at twelve, at office of Sol. Lupton, Liverpool

CHARLTON, WILLIAM HENRY HASELL, coal merchant, St. Michael's-bldgs, Cornhill. Pet. March 30. April 15, at one, at office of Sol. Willis, Charles-sq, Hoxton

CHIPPERFIELD, HARRIETTE SOPHIA, fancy goods dealer, Devizes. Pet. March 31. April 17, at eleven, at office of J. A. Randell, Devizes. Sol. Day

CLARKE, WILLIAM, manure manufacturer, Darsham. Pet. March 24. April 17, at one, at office of Sols. Messrs. Cavell, Saxmundham CLAY, THOMAS RENSHAW, draper, Denmark-hill. Pet. March 24. April 14, at two, at office of Sol. Burton, Serjeants-inn, Fleet-st

CRAVEN, WILLIAM HILL, blue slater, Cleckheaton. Pet. March 30. April 22, at three, at office of Sol. Hutchinson, Bradford CURRIE, JOHN, draper, Sheffield. Pet. March 27. April 15, at four, at office of Sols, Messrs. Binney, Sheffield CUTLER, CHARLES, daylight reflector manufacturer, Brazier's. bldgs, Farringdon-st. Pet. March 24. April 17, at three, at office of Sol. Cooper, Charing-cross

DALE, WILLIAM, brewer, Birmingham. Pet. April 1. April 17, at two, at office of Sol. Burton, Birmingham DRING, WILLIAM, cab proprietor, Barnsley.

Pet. March 28. April 18, at two, at the Coach and Horses hotel, Barnsley. Sol. Freeman, Barnsley DURRANT, TRAYTON, builder, Waldron. Pet. April 1. April 17, at eleven, at the Bear hotel, Lewes. Sol. Hillman, Lewes DYER, ANDREW, surgeon, Aberdare. Pet. March 30. April 16, at eleven, at office of Sols. Rosser and Phillips, Aberdare EDWARDS, JOHN BYRON HOLMES, ship's steward, Plymouth. Pet. April 1. April 16, at eleven, at office of Sols. Beer and Rundle, Devonport

FAIRBOURN, RICHARD, grocer, Haslingden. Pet. March 31. April 16, at eleven, at office of Sols. Messrs. Radcliffe, Black


FALL, GEORGE SNOWDEN, fishmonger, Ripon. Pet. March 27. ■ April 14, at half-past three, at office of Sol. Bateson, Low Harrogate FARRAR, DAVID, cloth factor, Minchinhampton. Pet. March 27. April 16, at eleven, at the Bell hotel, Gloucester. Sol. Heelas FISHER, ANTHONY,, watchmaker, Stafford. Pet. March 24. April 10, at eleven, at office of Sol. Hodgson, Birmingham FITCH, FREDERICK, grocer, Deal. Pet. April 1. April 20, at three, at office of Sols. Mercer, Edwards, and Mercey, Deal FLANAGAN, PATRICK, grocer, Dewsbury. Pet. March 30. April 17, at eleven, at office of Sol. Shaw, Dewsbury FLOWERS, HENRY, baker, Romford. Pet. March 31. April 20, at two, at office Sol, Rawlings, Bishopsgate-st-within FRANKLAND, JOHN, bootmaker, Lowtown. Pet April 1. April 17, at three, at office of Sol. Carr, Leeds

FURBEY, SAMUEL, builder, Wakefield-st, Gray's-inn-rd. Pet. March 25. April 10, at ten, at the offices of Messrs. Lewis, 123, Chancery-la. Sol. Long, Blackfriars-rd

SAGEN, GEORGE, coal merchant, Kentish-town-rd, and Cambridge-st, King's-cross. Pet. April 1. April 16, at four, at office of Sol. Ablett, Cambridge-ter, Hyde-pk GARDNER, WILLIAM, labourer, Birmingham. Pet. March 31. April 11, at one, at the Booth hall hotel, Gloucester. Simmons, Birmingham


IBB, ALEXANDER, clothier, Sunderland. Pet. March 31. April 17, at twelve, at offices of Sherwood and Co., accountants, Johnst, Sunderland. Sol. Bentham, Sunderland GREEN, ALFRED, general broker, Trowbridge.

Pet. April 1. April 13, at offices of Messrs. Williams, accountants, Exchange, Bristol, in lieu of the place originally named GOWEN, JOHN, fish salesman, Weymouth. Pet. March 30, April 18, at twelve, at the Auction Mart, Market-st, Weymouth. Sol. Howard, Melcombe Regis

HACKWORTH, RICHARD, auctioneer, Norwich.

Pet. March 30. April 16, at twelve, at the offices of the Registrar of Norwich County Court


HAIGH, WILLIAM, victualler, Higher Tranmere. Pet. April 1.
April 16, at two, at offices of Sol. Moore, Birkenhead
HARRIS, FRANCIS JOSEPH, ironmonger, Kentish-town-rd.
April 1. April 18, at three, at office of Sol. Boydell, South-sq,

HEMMING, SAMUEL, Essington wood, and HEMMING, JOHN, Wood-end, charter masters. Pet. April 1. April 18, at eleven, at office of Sol. Barrow, Wolverhampton

HIGGS, WILLIAM, grocer, Hastings. Pet. March 26. April 27, at three, at offices of Sol. Salaman, King-st, Cheapside, London HIRD, JOHN, builder, Barrow-in-Furness. Pet. March 31. April 17, at eleven, at the Ship hotel, Barrow-in-Furness. Sol. Thompson, Barrow-in-Furness

HOWELLS, EDWARD, general dealer, Worcester. Pet. March 28, April 23, at eleven, at offices of Sols. Rea and Miller, Worcester

HUBY, EDWIN, dealer in drapery, Bradford. Pet. April 1. April 16, at three, at offices of Sol. Atkinson, Bradford HUGHES, HENRY, and HUGHES, JAMES, dyewood grinders, Ardwick, near Manchester. Pet. March 31. April 15, at three, at office of Sol. Sampson, Manchester

JOHNSON, JOHN, poulterer, Oxton. Pet. March 31. April 17, at two, at offices of Sol. Downham, Birkenhead KINGSTON, HENRY JAMES, smelter of metals, South-st, Greenwich. Pet. March 27. April 15, at three, at office of Sols.

Messrs. Scard, Gracechurch-st LLOYD, EDWIN, general ironmonger, Grantham. Pet. March 31. April 20, at twelve, at office of Sol, White, Grantham MACLEOD, JOHN, gentleman, York-st, Portman-sq. Pet. March 23. April 20, at twelve, at office of Sol. Digby, Lincoln's-innfields MARTIN, HENRY CHARLES, cheesemonger, Hackney-rd. March 27. April 16, at three, at office of Sol. Heathfield, Lincoln's-inn-fields


MOORE, JOHN, baker, Keynsham. Pet. March 30. April 14, at twelve, at offices of Sols. Fox and Whittuck, Bristol MURGATROYD, CHARLES, insurance agent, Bradford. Pet. March 23. April 13, at twelve, at office of Sol. Burnley, Bradford

NEWBOLD, JAMES, milliner, Longton. Pet. March 23. April 9, at eleven, at office of Sol. Welch, Longton

O'BRIEN, EDWARD. publisher's clerk, Princess-ter, Upton-rd, Kilburn. Pet. April 2. April 20, at two, at office of Sol. Girdwood, Verulam-bldgs, Gray's-inn

OLIVER, JAMES WILLIAM, tailor, High Holborn, and Waxwell-
ter, Westminster-bridge-rd. Pet. March 30. April 14, at
quarter past ten, at the Victoria tavern, Morpeth-rd, Bethnal-
geeen. Sol. Long, Landsdown-ter, Grove-rd, Victoria-pk
OWEN, GEORGE, victualler, Carnarvon. Pet. March 28. April
15, at eleven, at the Queen's hotel, Carnarvon. Sol. Williams,

PENGELLY, THOMAS HODGE, printer, Bristol. Pet. March 31.
April 17, at twelve, at offices of S. Prod, accountant, John-st,
Bristol. Sol. Barnett
PERKINS, ROBERT, grocer, Middlesborough. Pet. March 31.
April 17, at eleven, at Mrs. Barker's Temperance hotel,
Middlesborough. Sol. Bainbridge, Middlesborough
PERRET, STEPHEN BOYCE, coal merchant, Birmingham. Pet.
March 31. April 17, at three, at offices of Sol. Ansell, Bir-
POULTON, JOHN, jun., shopkeeper's assistant, Reading.
March 25. April 11, at eleven, at 20, The Forbury, Reading


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RICHARDS, ALFRED JOHN, rope maker, Redruth and Illogan. Pet. March 31. April 21, at half-past two, at office of Downing, solicitor, Redruth. Sol. Dendy, Redruth

RICHARDS, JAMES, and NORTON, JOHN, machinists, Leicester. Pet. March 31. April 16, at two, at office of Sol. Owston, Leicester

ROBINSON, JOHN, joiner, Liverpool. Pet. April 1. April 20, at two, at office of Gibson and Bolland, accountants, 16, South John-st, Liverpool

RYLAND, HERBERT WILLIAM, clothier, Stow-on-the-Wold. Pet. March 27. Aprli 2, at two, at office of Sol. Francis, Stow-onthe-Wold

SHORT, SAMUEL, colourman, Bristol. Pet. March 30. April 17, at twelve, at offices of Hancock, Triggs, and Co., Guildhall, Broad-st, Bristol. Sol. Harwood, Bristol

SNOWDEN, THOMAS, jeweller, Halifax. Pet. March 31. April 17, at four, at offices of Sol. Storey, Halifax SOMMERS, THOMAS WILLIAM, draper, Clarendon-ter, Bow-rd, and Richmond-rd, Hackney. Pet. March 30. April 20, at two, at office of Ladbury, Collison, and Viney, 99, Cheapside. Sols. Carr, Bannister, Davidson, and Morriss, Basinghall-st SPENCER, WILLIAM, grocer, Reading, Pet. March 31. April 16, at twelve, at the Upper Ship hotel, Reading. Sol. Beale, Reading STAPLES, JOSEPH LUKE, baker, Little Ilford. Pet. March 21. April 14, at three, at offices of Godfrey, 2, Gresham-bldgs. Sol. Watson, Basinghall-st

TANKARD, WILLIAM CHARLES, leather merchant, Durham-st, Hackney-rd. Pet. April 2. April 13, at quarter-past ten, at office of Sol. Seale, London-wall

TARRANT, WILLIAM, draper, Thaxted. Pet. March 30. April 20, at twelve, at office of Morley and Shirreff, solicitors, 59, Mark-la. Sol. Pollard, Ipswich

THOMSON, THOMAS, tailor, St. Helen's. Pet. March 31. April 15, at twelve, at offices of J. Coulthart, accountant, 21, Whitechapel, Liverpool

VERNON, THOMAS, butcher, Gosforth. Pet. April 1. April 17, at two, at the Horse and Groom inn, Gosforth. Sol. Mason, Whitehaven WAITES, ARTHUR, hat manufacturer, Stockport. Pet. March 31. April 20, at three, at offices of Sols. Grundy and Kershaw, Manchester

WALLWORK. JOHN, auctioneer, Rawtenstall. Pet. March 31. April 21, at three, at office of Sol. Watson, Bury

WHALE, JOHN, grocer, Landport. Pet. March 31. April 17, at two, at the Chamber of Commerce, 145, Cheapside, London. Sol. King, Portsea

WHITE, GEORGE, saddler, Rugby. Pet. March 31. April 18, at half-past ten, at the County Court house, Rugby. Sol. Dainty, Rugby WHITEHEAD, HANNAH, tobacconist, Bolton. Pet. March 30. April 16, at three, at office of Sol. Dutton, Bolton WILSON, DAVID, grocer, Newton-in-Mackerfield. Pet. April 1. April 20, at three, at office of Messrs. Davies, Bewsey-chbs, Bewsey-st, Warrington. Sols. Davies and Brook, Warrington WILSON, JOHN, cabinet maker, Kibworth Beauchamp. March 31. April 15, at three, at office of Sol. Owston, Leicester WILSON, MARIANNE, widow, New Cross-rd. Pet. March 27. April 14, at half-past four, at the Jamaica coffee-house, St. Michael'salley, Cornhill. Sols. Davis and Carey, 6, Grocer's-hall-court, Poultry

WOOLFORD, WILLIAM JAMES, bootmaker, Kilmersdon.



March 27. April 16, at three, at offices of Sol. McCarthy, Frome WOOTTON, JOHN BENJAMIN, glass dealer, Wolverhampton. Pet. March 30. April 15, at eleven, at office of Sol. Stratton, Wolverhampton

YOUNG, ALFRED, boot upper manufacturer, Wellingborough. Pet. March 30. April 14, at three, at offices of Sol. Beck, Northampton

Gazette, Aqril 7.

AVIS, THOMAS, inspector of nuisances, Uckfield. Pet. April 2. April 18, at twelve, at the Guildhall coffee-house, Gresham-st, London. Sol. Jones, Lewes

Birmingham. Pet. April 2. April 15, at twelve, at office of
Sols. Matthews and Smith Birmingham

BARBER, FANNY, widow, innkeeper, Edgmond Marsh. Pet. April
1. April 18, at eleven, at office of Sol. Heane, Newport
April 17, at one, at office of Sols. Brittan, Press, and Inskip,

Pet. April 2.

BENSON, GEORGE WILLIAM, druggist, Welchpool. Pet. March 31.
April 22, at eleven, at office of Sol.Jones, Welchpool
BENT, JAMES,, builder, East Moulsey. Pet. April 2. April 21, at
two, at office of Sol. Lovett, New-inn, Strand, London
BLOTT, SUSANNAH, widow, grocer, King's Lynn. Pet. April 2.
April 23, at two, at office of Sols. Glasier and Mason, King's
BRAYSHAW, JOSEPH, sen., woollen manufacturer, Alderman-
bury, London, and Leeds. Pet. March 28. April 21, at two, at
Wharton's hotel, Park-la, Leeds. Sol. Downing, Basinghall-st,

BREW, THOMAS, clogmaker, Whitehaven. Pet. April 1. April
24, at eleven, at office of Sol. Webster, Whitehaven'
BULL, WILLIAM, chandelier manufacturer, Strand. Pet. March
30. April 27. at three, at the Guildhall tavern, Gresham-st.
Sols. Clark and Scoles, King-st, Cheapside
BURGESS, HENRY, baker, Thurlaston. et. April 2. April 21, at
eleven, at the Lawrence Sheriff's Arms, Rugby
COLLINS, CHARLES ROBERT, warehouseman, Noble-st, and
Moore-st, Chelsea. Pet. March 21. April 8, at twelve, at offices
of Sols. Rees and Co. Chancery-la
COLLINS, JOHN, fishmonger, Eastbourne. Pet. April 4. April 22,
at twelve, at office of J. C. Towner, auctioneer, Terminus-road,
Eastbourne. Sol. Stiff, Eastbourne

CONWAY, JOHN HARRIS, jun., grocer, Abergavenny and Llanover. Pet. April 2. April 21, at two, at office of Barnard, Tribe, and Co., public accountants, Bristol. Sols. Fussell, Prichard, and Swann, Bristol

COOPER, ALFRED, grocer, Romsey, and Lockerley. Pet. April 1.
April 17. at two, at the Guildhall Coffee-house, Gresham-st.
Sols. Coxwell, Bassett, and Stanton, Southampton
CUMBERBEACH, THOMAS, stationer, Erith. Pet.
April 30, at three, at offices of Holloway, accountant, 188, Ball's
Pond-rd, Islington, London. Sol. Hicks, Annis-rd, South
Hackney, London

March 30.

CUTHBERT, CHARLES, fish dealer, Philpot-la, Commercial-rd.
Pet. March 31. April 15, at eleven, at office of Sol. Hope,
Serle-st, Lincoln's-inn-fields
April 23, at

DAWE, TH MAS, miller, Silverton. Pet. April 1.
twelve, at the Castle hotel, Exeter. Sol. Floud, Exeter
DEMAID, GEORGE BARHAM, gentleman, Park-villas, South Nor-
wood. Pet. April 2 April 30, at three, at office of Sol. Ditton,

FISHER, CHARLES, out of business, Ipswich. Pet. April 1. April 20, at two, at the Coach and Horses inn, Ipswich. Sol.

Brooke FOSTER, GEORGE BELL, farmer, Ellerslie-ter, Bedford-rd, Clapham. Pet. April 1. April 24, at three, at office of Sols. Lewis, Munns, and Longden, Old Jewry

GILES, JOHN, grocer, Manchester. Pet. April 2. April 22, at
three, at offices of Sols. Messrs. Cooper, Manchester
GRANTHAM, JOHN, tailor, Birmingham. Pet. April 2. April 18,
at twelve, at office offSol. Cheston, Birmingham
GRIDLEY, GEORGE FRANCIS, chemist, King's Lynn. Pet. April 2.
April 17, at twelve, at office of Sol. Seppings, King's Lynn
HALL, THOMAS, cloth manufacturer, Ossett. Pet. April 1. April
18, at eleven, at offices of Sol. Stringer, Ossett
Felling, spade manufacturers. Pet. April 2. April 22, at twelve,
at office of Sol. Robson, Gateshead
HOARE, PETER MERRIK, gentleman, Hythe. Pet. March 31.
April 30, at three, at office of Sols. Lawrance, Plews, and Boyer,
Old Jewry-chmbs, London

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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 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. HorwOOD, 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. GOLDNEY, Mr. GORDON, Mr. GRANTHAM, Mr. HOLKER, Mr. HUDDLESTON, Mr. C. E. LEWIS, Mr. M. VOL. LVI.-Io. 1620.


THE first annual report of the Barristers' Benevolent Association, which has just been issued, is decidedly satisfactory. Donations had been received and promised up to 31st Dec. 1873, to the amount of £2035 15s., and annual subscriptions amounting to £479. The committee, after careful examination of the cases submitted to them, have granted assistance to the extent of £170. The sum of £1000 has been placed on deposit receipt, and a balance of £299 remains in the hands of the treasurer.

Two Bills have been introduced into the House of Commons during the past week which the authors admitted to be defective. Mr. BASS positively allowed that his Bill for abolishing imprisonment for debt was illogical, and on Wednesday Mr. MORLEY in bringing forward his Married Women's Property Act Amendment Bill, confessed that it had blemishes. It is really ridiculous that Parliament should allow public time to be wasted in this fashion, and it is certainly a scandal that we have no standing committee whose duty it should be to rid Bills of their conspicuous blots before they are submitted to the House. A Bill of some kind to amend the Married Women's Property Act 1870 is very much wanted; and what Mr. MARTEN means by doubting whether it is necessary to do anything in that direction we cannot understand. There cannot, we should think, be two opinions of the absurdity of the law as it stands at present. We have from time to time reported cases from the County Courts and elsewhere and commented upon them, so as to have made the defects of the law familiar to our readers, and the only question is how those defects shall be remedied. Sir RICHARD BAGGALLAY has taken the right view of the matter; and if he would undertake the measure, and amend it as required, we might hope to see this branch of the aw of husband and wife placed upon a satisfactory footing.

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.

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 irregu larity 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 to 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

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.

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 career. 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, however, found its way into that highly respectable organ Reynolds's 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."

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 exceedzly 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 and lucrative practice, and received a silk gown in 1868. He first entered Parliament as member for Preston in1872, and was again returned at the General Election of the present year. By his retirement

from the Northern Circuit, where he appeared on one side or the other in almost every case, 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.

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 credit 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 prima 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 legis 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 administration 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 with the knowledge or consent of the debtor.

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