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The King, however, it was soon seen, was untouched; but the slugs with which the pistol had been charged passed very narrowly--by only about fourteen inches, as it afterwards appeared-over his head.

Holroyd turned to seize the firer of the shot. Who was he? None other than his queer-looking neighbour upon the seat in the front row of the pit, who had so obligingly made room for him, and none other than the same brave soldier Hadfield whom we last saw fighting gallantly upon the field of battle, and he was then shouting, “ God save the King.”

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was not the only “ God bless your Royal Highness” that the Duke heard that day as he moved about the camp. All the soldiers thought as Hadfield did ; they loved the Duke, and they were devoted servants of his father King George III. ; but Hadfield was more demonstrative by nature than most of them, and his frequent ejaculations of “God bless the King,” Long life to the Duke," and so forth, were well known in the army.

Not that his words were mere words. His service to the King was a greater thing than that; there were many deeds of bravery to vouch for it. And about a year later than the occasion of which we have been speaking Hadfield might have been seen, not for the first time, in the hottest of the battle as his regiment, the 15th Dragoons, were again engaged against the French.

It was in the battle near Roubaix on the 15th May, in the year 1794. There was very stiff fighting going on. The intense hatred of the English for the French in those days is something beyond description; each man felt a personal rage of detestation against the enemy; the French of those days were like horrid animals ; and in fighting them it was a matter of “no quarter.” It was the year of the Reign of Terror in Paris. Robespierre was then at the height of his atrocities, though his own downfall was drawing near; stories of what the French were and did in those days had reached the ears of the English soldiery; and the mad fury of battle delighted them accordingly, for it was their dearest wish each to slay some of the abominated French.

The loyal Hadfield did his full share of this destruction of the opposing forces; but his own life seemed to be in deadly peril, not once or twice, but every moment of the charge.

In the course of the fight the point of a Frenchman's sword was impelled against him with all the force which a man urging his horse in battle can impart; it was a terrible wound, and seemed as though it would have shattered his skull.

Still, however, he fought on. Soon by a second stroke he was cut across all the nerves which give sensibility and animation to the body; and his head hung down almost dissevered. But thus, almost destroyed, he still recollected his duty and continued to maintain the glory of his country, when a sword divided the membrane of bis neck where it terminated in the head. Yet still he kept his place, though his helmet had been thrown off by the blow secondly described, when by another sword he was cut into the very brain.

His comrades passed on, leaving him for dead.

Englishmen love to read such stories of their soldiers, in which the mere painfulness of the terrors of the flesh is subordinated to the honour of the regiment and thearmy, and the glory of England and the Sovereign. The king upon his throne would be proud of a soldier who would fight for him like that, exclaiming in the old words of the Hebrew hero, “Let us die, but let us not stain our honour.” The last words which Hadfield was heard to say before his comrades left him supposing him to be dead were God save the King!” And many of the poor man's comrades missed him that night; and, while mourning him as dead, they thought that no more loyal heart had ever been lost to the service of His Majesty.

The King, notwithstanding the suddenness and imminence of the peril, never lost his self-possession. The Earl of Salisbury urged him to retire into the ante-room of the Royal box; but the king replied : discompose me as well as yourself. I shall not stir one step.” All his anxiety was for the Queen and the princesses, who were still outside ; but they having entered and having been speedily reassured, His Majesty made a signal that the curtain should be raised immediately; and scarcely one minute had passed, since the Sovereign's life had been in such dire jeopardy, before the audience were listening to the sprightly dialogue of “ She would and she would not.” Hypolita and Flora were bustling in upon the stage in male attire, and the heroine was explaining to her woman the scheme which she had made to win back the lover whom she loved but had rejected, by pretending to be a man, and so herself wooing the rival lady whom he intended to espouse.

But the audience seemed restless and inattentive; the stage Madrid interested them less closely than the real life tragedy which had so nearly come to pass in Drury Lane Theatre ; while the actors and actresses also seemed scarcely to be themselves. Hypolita seemed less than usually vivacious, while Flora seemed to have forgotten altogether that it was a comedy. It was only at the next interval that the audience rose to enthusiasm, when “ God save the King” being demanded again, the actor Kelly sang it upon the stage : and when he had finished it, he added another special stanza which Sheridan, behind the scenes bad but that moment composed for the occasion ; Mrs. Jordan slipping it into the actor's hands as he was singing :

From every latent foe,
From the assassin's blow,

God save the King.
O'er him Thine arm extend,
For Britain's sake defend
Our father, Prince, and friend,

God save the King. The only person who remained calm throughout the whole evening was the King, who had his usual nap in the interval which elapsed after the play and before the after-piece, though the Queen and Princesses were dissolved in tears. “God save the King” was repeated a third time before the audience dispersed ; and His Majesty was afterwards known to have said that, as all was well, he was not sorry that an event had happened which had caused so much affection to be displayed towards himself.

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Meanwhile the would-be killer of the King, who at the first instant had nearly been torn piece-meal and destroyed by the infuriated audience, had been rescued by the officials of the theatre, and taken to the “ musicroom,

," where the orchestra rested after and between their labours. Sheridan was there, and a certain gentleman called Wickstrad, a justice of the peace.

On examination, Hadfield said : “ It was my duty to shoot at the King ; I had no intention to take his life, but I had to die. It is wrong to commit suicide, so I acted thus in order that I might be hanged." At this moment the Duke of York, the King's favourite son, entered the

music-room.” When Hadfield saw him, he manifested great delight. “God bless your Royal Highness,” he said, “ I like you very well. You are a good fellow." The Duke thought he knew his face. 'Surely," he said to him, “ you have been one of my orderlies ?” Yes,” he said, “ on the day after the battle of Famars.” And just imagine it! This man whom the Duke was now examining in relation to the charge of high treason in trying to compass the death of the King, his father, was the same man who seven years earlier was following the Duke about with the deep devotion and admiration described at the beginning of this story.

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A few years after the events which we have been describing-or, to be more precise, it was upon the 15th day of May in the year 1800-a great crowd was pouring into Drury Lane Theatre. For although it was nearly a century ago this famous playhouse was as popular then as it is to-day ; and the multitude entering it that night seemed as enthusiastic as any which in our times assembles on the first night of a popular dramatic piece.

And no wonder either! The manager of Drury Lane Theatre in those days was Richard Brinsley Sheridan ; the author of the play which was to be performed that night was Colley Cibber, who, although he had been dead for nearly half a century, was still as vehemently applauded and still at the same time as critically discussed as when he had first come forward. The actors who were announced to perform included Kelly and Bannister, the favourite players of the day; and it was known that the audience was to be a very brilliant one, including no less a personage than His Majesty the King himself, who was to attend with the Royal Family.

This is why the pit was filling so fast. A man called John Holroyd, who was right up to the front, had come with a party of friends, but in the crush of the door he became separated from them. He had rather a long weary interval of waiting, as the play would not begin for at least three-quarters of an hour. He saw a queerlooking man taking up rather more than the necessary room for one, and asked him to make room, which he obligingly did at once. Then he tried to hear what his friends and their neighbours were saying. Someone said the King had nearly had an accident that day at a review of the Grenadier Guards in Hyde Park, when one of the muskets used for a volley of honour had proved to be loaded with ball, and the King had nearly been hit. Some said it was really the work of an assassin, but the majority thought this unlikely, for the King was intensely popular, as would be seen from his reception at the theatre that night.

In this and other conversation the three-quarters of an hour passed away, when the band suddenly struck up “God save the King.” And then all that brilliant audience of all ranks and classes rose as one man to its feet. For they knew that His Majesty himself was about to enter the Royal Box!

Holroyd was straining his eyes like everybody else present to obtain a good view of the King, when he became aware that the barrel of a horse pistol was protruding itself in front of his face. And, 'lo and behold! it was pointed at the Royal box.

Holroyd had no sooner perceived this than the pistol was discharged ; there was a loud report, and the joyous acclamation with which a moment since the whole building had been ringing was turned into an uproar of rage and consternation!

On the 26th June in the year 1800 the Court of King's Bench and a jury were assembled to try James Hadfield upon a charge of high treason. The Lord Chief Justice Kenyon presided, supported by Mr. Justice Grose, Mr. Justice Lawrence, and Mr. Justice Le Blanc.

The Attorney-General, Sir John Milford, opened the case for the Crown, and proved the facts which we have already narrated as to what had happened at Drury Lane Theatre on the 15th May. All in court looked with horror and detestation at the wretched Hadfield, as the witnesses proved, as it seemed conclusively, the case against him.

Then the prisoner's counsel began his defence. This was the goldenlipped Erskine, one of the most eloquent speakers who ever adorned the Bar. Then the pathetic story of the truth for the first time was made known, and made known in such a way-by the power of counsel and by the yet greater power of truth-telling witnesses that it carried convic. tion before it immediately.

Hadfield was mad-miserably, appallingly, and most tragically mad. In the cause of King George III., with that king's name on his lips, with that king's honour spurring his martial prowess on, with that king's love in his heart, and for the very sake of all these things he had exposed his body to the weapons of the enemy, and those weapons had failed to take his life, but bad devastated the seat of his reason.

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perfectly different, something which might happen any day to the most high-souled, the most deeply intellectual, or the most devotedly religious man on earth. The physical framework of his brain had been destroyed by external force-in this case by the force of the enemy's steel to which for the King's sake he had so courageously exposed hiinself.

He was, as we have related, left for dead upon the battle-field: but he was not dead. Most unhappily, he was not dead.

The art of surgery restored his almost dismembered body to something like its normal appearance : but his reason was hopelessly disordered.

He was brought to a French prison, where many of his comrades, who had barely escaped with their lives, were confined as prisoners of war. When asked by the Frenchmen whether he was English, he replied, “ I am the King of England. I am King George III.” His poor wandering brain had confused his very love of his King for a new mad fancy in which the King played the predominant part.

He had subsequently come home to England. He had rejoined his regiment at Croydon Barracks: but had been found too much wanting in intelligence for further service in the army. He had therefore been discharged: though no one seemed to inquire any further about him there, and the authorities there certainly never considered that he might be a dangerous homicidal lunatic, yet his attempt upon the King was not the first instance of such a tendency which might have been observed. He had tried at Croydon barracks to slay with a small bayonet his old comrade Hercules Macgill, who had been in the battle with him near Roubaix when he received his fateful wound. Macgill had supposed that he was dead, but hearing that he was alive he bad gone to see him. Upon Macgill inquiring after his health, Hadfield had become thus violent, but Macgill had merely taken the bayonet from him and had said never a word more about the matter.

Then again, the very evening before the occurrence at the theatre, he had tried to kill his own little child, whom he dearly loved, but had been prevented by his friends. He thought that the Almighty had bidden him to do so. He also thought that a voice from Heaven had bidden bim sacrifice himself, but he was puzzled how to do this, as he had a glimmering notion that suicide was wrong.

The King having ever filled so large a portion of his thoughts when sane, it was natural that the King's image should occur now to his disordered brain. It had therefore come about that he imagined it would be best to shoot at the King in order to get himself hanged for high treason, and so obey the command which bade him sacrifice himself.

Hence it came about, through the effect of the French shot, to which he exposed himself for the King's sake, when his mind was full of the King, that madness ensuing caused this unfortunate man to expose himself to the execration of the world as the would-be murderer of that very King!

Truly his was a pathetic story, and, with Erskine for his counsel, it lost nothing in the telling. In the course of his eloquent speech Erskine signified what evidence he meant to call to prove that the prisoner was mad, and then he contrasted his case with those of other famous murderers, whose acquittal it had been uusuccessfully attempted to procure on the ground of madness, such as Lord Ferrers, and Arnold, and Oliver.

After a few of Erskine's witnesses had been heard, Lord Kenyon stopped the case ; unlees, he said, the Attorney-General intimated that there was reason to suppose that this was a coloured case (which the Attorney-General did not do), he thought it was impossible to hold this man responsible for his actions.

Hadfield was therefore spared the last ignominy of being hanged as a traitor by way of a reward for his loyalty; and was sent instead to a madhouse, where he lived the remainder of his days.

Let the reader think tenderly of his memory ; for we believe that, though an accident caused this terrible miscarriage of his life, Hadfield was an Englishman of the best type, and that George III. might well have been proud all bis citizens were like the loyal soldier who tried to shoot his King.

Legal proposition.--A prisoner who at the time of committing an offence is not so under the guidance of reason as to understand the nature and quality of his act is not to be convicted. Vide Archbold's Criminal Pleading (21st edit.), p. 22, and cf. the answers of the judges to the questions asked Reg. v. Macnaghten (10 Cl. & F. 200). See now statute 46 & 47 Vict. c. 38 (the Trial of Lunatics Act 1853).

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The Maritime Codes of Spain and Portugal. By F. W. RAIKES,

LL.D., Q.C. London: Effingham Wilson, Royal Exchange. The necessity for some knowledge of the maritime law of foreign countries in the course of practice of the Admiralty Court is the reason for the issue in book form of the translations of these codes, which first appeared in the Nautical Magazine and the Low Magazine and Review. The statement of the law of each country is preceded by a short introduction by the editor and translator, while references to the codes of other countries are given at the end of the several articles. If the book receives support, which we undoubtedly think it should, the series will be continued, and the maritime codes of other countries treated in a like way in their turn.

THE SHEFFIELD PROSECUTIONS UNDER THE

LORD'S DAY ACT. Thorpe v. Priestnall and Fuller v. Jackson-both of which are reported in Tuesday's Times-are of considerable interest. In Thorpe v. Priestnall a conviction of a hairdresser for shaving on Sunday was quashed--and quite correctly--on the ground that the written consent of the chief officer of police, which is a condition precedent to proceedings being taken, by virtue of the Sunday Observance Act 1871, had not been obtained till after information obtained and summons granted, though consent had been given orally before those steps. But the court gave no opinion on the main question whether or not Sunday shaving is within the principal Act. The words of the Act are " that no tradesman, artificer, workman, labourer, or other person whatsoever, shall do or exercise any worldly labour, business, or work of their ordinary calling upon the Lord's Day or any part thereof, works of necessity and charity only excepted.” A farmer (Reg. v. Cleworth, 9 L. T. Rep. 682), a recruiting sergeant (Reg. v. Whit

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marsh, 16 Q. B. 48), a solicitor (Peate v. Dickson, 5 Tyn. 116) and a stagecoach proprietor (Sandiman v. Breach, 7 B. & C. 96), have been held not to come within the “general words"; and we incline on the whole to think that a hairdresser does not come within them, though we have little doubt that shaving is not a work of necessity within the exception. Perhaps the Sheffield authorities may try again to obtain a construction of the Act opon these points, and attention should be directed to the important fact that the Sunday Observance Prosecution Act 1871 does not extend to the two little known Sunday Observance Acts of Charles I. (1 Car. 1, c. 1, and 3 Car. 1, c. 2, by the latter of which Acts neither carriers nor drovers with cattle may travel on Sunday), but only to the well-known Act of Charles II. In Fuller v. Jackson the conviction was the crying milk for sale, and it was sought to quash it on the ground that a constable had seized the milk without warrant, relying on the enactment

every person offending ” against the Act by publicly crying wares “shall forfeit” the wares cried. But the court upheld the conviction, and we think rightly. It should be borne in mind in connection with this case that “the crying or selling of milk before nine of the clock in the morning or after four of the clock in the afternoon” is expressly excepted from the operation of the Act by the 3rd section, which also excepts the dressing of meat in cooks' shops “for such as otherwise cannot be provided.”

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STREET BETTING-WHAT IS “ A PLACE”? At the Liverpool Assizes, on the 3rd inst., before Mr. Justice Bruce, a man named James Leigh, about forty years of age, was charged with having used " a certain place”-namely, a public footpath at the corner of Albion-street, Widnes, for the purpose of betting with persons resorting thereto. It was proved that the prisoner did a large business, and when arrested had about £80 in his possession, together with a betting-book. His Lordship said he supposed the difficulty in the case would be the meaning of the word "place.” Mr. Taylor, Q.C., for ths defence, said that was so, his contention being that the corner in question was not a "place" within the meaning of the Act, not being a defined spot. For the first time a judge was now asked to define that the open street, of which there was no individual ownership or occupier, was a place. After argument his Lordship said the statute read, “ Any person, being owner or occupier of any office, house, room, or other place, and using the place,” &c. This street corner did not come within that definition, and he must hold that the prosecution had failed to show that the street corner was a “ "place" within the meaning of the Act. The prisoner was therefore discharged. His Lordship added that he had no sympathy with street betting, which was a great nuisance, and he hoped it could be dealt with adequately by means of the bye-laws.

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SITTINGS OF THE COURTS.

FOR THE WEEK ENDING SATURDAY, DEC. 19. Abingdon, Friday, at 11

Liverpool, Monday, Tuesday, and WedAlfreton, Monday, at 10

nesday Ampthill, Friday, at 10

Llanelly, Monday and Tuesday Andover, Friday, at 11.30

Longton,* Tuesday, at 9.30
Arundel, Tuesday

Loughborough,* Friday, at 9.30
Ashby-de-la-Zouch,* Thursday, at 11 Luton, Thursday
Ashton-under-Lyne, * Thursday

Malvern,* Tuesday, at 10
Atherstone." Wednesday, at 10

Manchester, Tuesday, Thursday, and Attleborough, Friday, at 11

Friday, at 10 Axminster, Wednesday, at 11

Marylebone, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Bacup, Tuesday, at 9

and Friday Bangor, Monday

Mold, Friday Barnard Castle, Monday, at 10

Morpeth, Monday, at 10 Barnet, Wednesday

Neath, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Barnsley,* Tuesday and Thursday Newark, Monday, at 10 Barrow-in-Furness, Monday, at 9.45 Newbury, Wednesday Basingstoke, Monday. at 11.30

Newcastle-on-Tyne, Friday (Bky), at 10 Bath. Thursday, and Friday (if necessary), | Newent, Monday at 10

Newport (Salop),* Wednesday, at 10 Bedford, Thursday, at 10

New Romney, Monday, at 10.30 Biggleswade, Monday, at 10.30

Newton Abbot, Friday, at 10 Birkenhead, Friday, at 10

Northallerton, Saturday, at 10 Birmingham, Monday, Tuesday, Wednes- North Shields, Wednesday, at 10

day, Thursday (A. and B.), and Friday Northwich,* Wednesday, at 10 (J.S.), at 10

Norwich, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednes. Blackburn, Monday and Saturday, at 10 day, at 10 Bolton,* Wednesday, at 9.30

Nottingham, Tuesday, at 9.45; Wednesday Boston, Thursday (Reg., Bky), at 1.30 (A.O. at 9.45; Bky at 11.30) Bournemouth, Friday, at 10, and from Nuneaton,* Saturday, at 10

day to day if necessary to finish list Oldham,* Friday, at 9 30 Bow, Monday

Oxford, Saturday (J.S.), at 11.30 Bradford (Yorks),* Monday (R.), Tues- Penzance, Tuesday, at 10 day, and Friday (Bky), at 9.45

Petworth, Thursday Brampton, Wednesday, at 10.30

Pontefract,* Wednesday and Friday Bridgnorth, * Thursday, at 10

Pontypridd, Monday, Wednesday, and Brighton, Thursday (Reg., Bky), at 11; Thursday Friday, at 10

Poole, Monday, at 10 Bristol, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Porth, Friday

and Thursday, at 10; Friday (Bky), Portsmouth, Thursday, at 12
at 11

Reading, Thursday
Bury,* Monday, and Wednesday (Reg.), Redruth, Thursday, at 10

Richmond (Yorks), Thursday, at 10
Bury St. Edmunds, Tuesday, at 10

Rochdale,* Thursjay (Reg., Bky, if necesChard, Tuesday, at 11

sary), at 2.30 Chelmsford, Monday, at 11

Romford, Tuesday, at 11 Cheltenham, Thursday and Friday Runcorn,* Tuesday, at 10 Chepstow, Monday, at 10

St. Austell, Monday, at 10 Chester, Thursday

St. Neots, Tuesday, at 11 Chichester, Wednesday

Salford, Monday and Wednesday, at 10 Chippenham, Wednesday, at 10

Sheffield, Wednesday and Thursday, at 10 Christchurch, Thursday, at 10

Shoreditch, Tuesday Churston, Monday, at 10.30

Sittingbourne, Friday, at 10 Cleobury,* Friday, at 10

Southampton, Tuesday, at 11 Clerkenwell, Monday, Tuesday, Wednes- Southwark, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, Thursday, and Friday

day, at 10.30 Clitheroe, Wednesday, at 9.45

Spalding, Monday, at 11.30 Colchester, Thursday, at 11

Stockport,* Friday Colne,* Monday, at 9.45

Stockion-on-Tees, * Tuesday, at 9.30 Crickhowell, Tuesday, at 11

Stone,* Monday, at 9.30 Darlington, Wednesday, at 9

Stowmarket, Friday, at 10 Derby, Wednesday (J.S. and A.O.), at Stroud, Tuesday 10.45; Thursday, at 10

Sudbury, Monday, at 11 Dereham, Thursday, at 11

Sunderland, Wednesday, Thursday, and Dewsbury, Thursday and Friday, at 10 Friday (Bky), at 10 Dover, Wednesday, at 10

Torquay, Saturday, at 10.30 Droit wich.* Monday, at 1

Towcester, Wednesday, at 10.30 Dudley,* Tuesday and Thursday, at 10 Truro, Friday, at 10.30; Saturday, at 11.30) Durham, Monday and Tuesday, at 10 | Usk, Wednesday, at 11.30 Exeter,* Tuesday, Wednesuay, and Thurs- Oxbridge, Tuesday day, at 10

Wakefield, Tuesday, at 10 Folkestone, Tuesday, at 10

Walsall,* Wednesday, at 10 Frome, Tuesday, at 10

Wandsworth. Monday Gateshead, Tuesday, at 10

Wareham, Wednesday, at 10.30 Glossop,* Tuesday

Warminster, Monday, at 10 Greenwich, Friday, at 10.30

Warrington,* Thursday Guisbrough, Friday, at 10.30

Watford, Monday Hadleigh, Saturday, at 10

Wem,* Tuesday, at 10 Halifax, Mondey (Reg., Bky), at 11

Westbromwich.* Friday, at 10 Halstead, Wednesday, at 12

Westbury, Saturday, at 10 Haslingden, Thursday, at 9.30

Westminste:, Monday, Tuesday, Wednes Honiton, Monday, at 11

day, Thursday, and Friday Howden,* Monday

Weston-super-Mare, Saturday, at 10 Huddersfield, Tuesday and Wednesday, 'Wigan,* Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturat 10

day, at 9.30 Hungerford, Tuesday

Wimborne, Tucsday, at 10 Huntingdon, Wednesday, at 10

Winchester, Monday (Reg., Bky) and Ilkeston, Tuesday, at 10.30

Wednesday, at 11 Ipswich, Wednesday and Thursday, at 10 Windsor, Friday Keighley, Wednesday. at 10

Wolverhampton,* Monday, at 10 Kettering, Monday, at 10

Woolwich, Wednesday, at 10.30 Lancaster, Friday, at 10

Worcester,* Wednesday and Thursday, Leeds, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday,

at 10 and Friday, at 10

Worthing, Monday Leicester, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, , Wrexham, Wednesday and Thursday (Reg., Bky), at 10

Ystrad, Tuesday.
* Other sittings are specially fixed if necessary.

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QUARTER SESSIONS. Bedford, Tuesday, Jan. 5

Gravesend, Friday, Jan. 1 Berwick-upon-Tweed, Thursday, Dec. 31 Grimsby, Tuesday, Jan, 12 Bradford, Yorks, Friday, Jan. 8

Hanley, Friday, Jan. 8 Carlisle, Wednesday, Jan. 6

Hereford, Friday, Jan. 8 Chester, Friday, Jan. 1

Leicester, Wednesday, Jan. 6 Colchester, Friday, Jan. 8, at 10

Norwich, Thursday, Dec. 31 Croydon, Thursday, Jan. 7, at 11

| Richmond (Yorks), Monday. Jan. 4 Deal, Monday, Jan. 18

Scarborough, Friday, Jan. 15, at 10.15 Derby, Thursday, Jan. 7, at 10.30

Sheffeld, Thursday, Jan. 14 Devizes, Monday, Jan. 4

Shrewsbury, Monday, Jan. 4 Doncaster, Wedresday, Dec. 23

Wenlock, Friday, Jan. 8 Exeter, Monday, Jan. 4

West Ham, Friday. Dec. 18, at 11 Faversham, Monday, Jan. 4

| Windsor, Wednesday, Jan. 9.

PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS. Information intended for publication under the above heading should reach us not later

than Thursday morning in each week, as publication is otherwise delayed.

Mr. E. TINDAL ATKINSON, Q.C., has been appointed Recorder of Leeds, in the place of Mr. Barker, Q.C., resigned. Mr. Atkinson was called to the Bar in 1870, and created a Queen's Counsel in 1886.

Mr. WILLIAM TYNDALL BARNARD has been elected a Bencher of Gray's. inn. Mr. Barnard was called to the Bar in 1879.

Mr. Thomas TERRELL, Q.C., has been elected a Bencher of Gray’s-inn. Mr. Terrell was called to the Bar in 1879.

Mr. Henry Baldwin RAVEN has been appointed Chief Clerk to Mr. Justice North. Mr. Raven was admitted in 1883.

Mr. Theo. WALTER ELLISON, solicitor, Norfolk-chambers, Glossop, has been appointed Clerk to the Glossop Borough Justices in succession to his father, the late Mr. T. M. Ellison. Mr. Ellison has also been appointed clerk to the Justices of the Division of Glossop. Mr. Theo. Walter Ellison was admitted in 1894.

Mr. John LEWIS QUENNELL has been appointed Registrar of Brent. wood County Court, in succession to the late Mr. C. C. Lewis. Mr. Quennell has likewise been appointed Clerk to the Brentwood Justices, an office also held by Mr. C. C. Lewis. Mr. Quennell was admitted in 1887.

Mr. E. LAMLEY FISHER, of the firm of Messrs. Bliss and Fisher, solicitors, Banbury, has been appointed Superintendent Registrar of the Banbury District. Mr. Fisher was admitted in 1892.

Mr. GEORGE EDWARD HILLEARY, solicitor, has been elected Coroner for the Borough of West Ham, Essex. Mr. Hilleary was admitted in 1893.

Mr. HERBERT J. E. Price, of the firm of Messrs. Price and Son, Haver. fordwest, has been appointed Clerk to the Justices for the Divisions of Roose and of Dungleddy, Pembrokeshire. He has also been appointed a Commissioner for Oaths. Mr. Price was admitted in 1890.

PROCEEDINGS AFFECTING THE

PROFESSION.

SEE Re Hanbury, Whitting, and Nicholson (heard before Stirling, J.), in our

Notes of Recent Decisions not yet Reported,” ante, p. 133.

WARNING TO INTENDING HOUSE PURCHASERS AND LESSEES.-Before purchasing or renting a house have the sanitary arrangements thoronghly examined by an expert from the Sanitary Engineering Co. (Carter Bros.), 65, Victoria-street, Westminster. Fee, for a London House, 2 guineas; Country by arrangement. (Established 1875.)-[Apvt.]

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TEMPLE CHURCH. The order of the morning service for to-morrow will be as follows: First Lesson, Isaiah xxv. Second Lesson, 1 John v. Versicles, &c. : Ferial, pp. 1-3. Te Deum Laudamus : Garrett in E. Benedictus : Garrett in E. Apostles' Creed: Harmonised Monotone, E. J. H., pp. 4 and 5. Preces and Responses : Ferial, pp. 6-8. Anthem : “ Blessed be the God” (Wesley, No. 279, p. 123). Litany and Suffrages : Pages, 9.15. Hymn before Sermon: No. 334.

Morning service for Sunday, the 20th inst. :--First Lesson : Isaiah xxx. to v. 27. Second Lesson : Revelation vi. Versicles, &c. : Ferial, pp. 1-3. Te Deum Laudamus: Roberts in D. Jubilate Deo: Roberts in D. Apostles' Creed: Harmonised Monotone, E. J. H., pp. 4 and 5. Preces and Responses, Ferial, pp. 6.8. Anthem : “ ( Lord, Thon has searched me out (Croft, No. 49, p. 22). Kyrie Eleison: Arnold in A, No. 5. Doxology (before and after the Gospel): Tallis, p. 89. Nicene Creed: J. H., p. 100. Hymn before Sermon : No. 257.

Morning Service, for Christmas Day: First Lesson : Isaiah ix. to v. 8. Second Lesson: Luke ii. to v. 15. Versicles, &c.: Tallis's Festival, pp. 16-18; Proper Pealms, xix., xlv., lxxxv. Te Deum Laudamus : Boyce in C. Athanasian Creed: Tallis, p. 86. Preces and Responses : Tallis's Festival, pp. 20-22. Anthem: “For unto us (Handel, No. 79, p. 36). Kyrie Eleison : Boyce in G.; Ivo. 6. Doxology (before and after the Gospel): Tallis, p, 89. Nicene Creed: J. H., p. 100. Hymn before Sermon: No. 202.

Morning Service for Sunday, 27th inst. :--First Lesson: Isaiah xxxv. Second Lesson : John xiii., v. 23 to 36. Versicles &c. : Ferial, pp. 1-3. Te Deum Laudamus : Smart in F. Apostles' Creed : Harmonised Monotone, E. J. H., pp. 4 and 5. Preces and Responses : Ferial, pp. 6.8. Anthem : “Sing, O Heavens (Sullivan, No. 361, p. 166). Litany and Suffrages : Pages 9.15. Hymn before Sermon: No. 341.

HEIRS-AT-LAW AND NEXT OF KIN. BESWICK (Godfrey Darley). John Wilkinson, George H. Harvey, and William Darley

Tate, or his heir, devisee, or other representative, and any person or persons claiming under them or either of them, and all persons claiming to be interested in the property in question in the action of Darley v. Iloison, to come in, by Jan. 13, and establish their respective claims at the chambers of Mr. Justice North. Jan, 20, at the said chambers, at twelve o'clock, is the time appointed for

hearing and adjudicating upon the claims. FRANKS (Henry), of the city of Cork, who died on May 25, 1896, at Rockgrave-ter,

Cork. Next of kin to communicate with Jessrs. John and James Poley, solicitors,

96, South-mall, Cork. NUSRUT JUNG.- Persons claiming to be non-pizamut children within the meaning of

an indenture of settlement, dated Dec. 9, 1880, of his late Highness Moontazinul-Mulk Mohsen-ud-Dowlah Fureejoon Jah Syud Munsoor Ali Khan Bahadoor Nusrut Jung, late Vawab Nazim of Bengal Bebar and Orissa. who left Moorshedabad, the usual place of his residence, and proceeded to England in 1869, where he remained until Oct. 10, 1881, when he returned to India, and died at Moorshedabad on Nor. 5, 1884, to come in, by March 29, 1897, and prove their claims at the chambers of Mr. Justice Chitty. April 5, at the said chambers, at eleven o'clock, is the time appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the claims. The definition of "non-nizamut children" of the said Nawab Nazim in the indenture of settlement is as follows: "And whereas such of the present children of the said Nizam as were born in India are hereinafter called his nizamut children, and all his other children now existing or hereafter to be born

in any country are hereinafter called his non nizamut children." OVERTON (William Dades), who died on July 29, 1893, resided at Swindon, near

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, and was the son of James Wildy Orerton and Ann Maria Phipps. Persons other than the testator's widow who are entitled by virtue of or according to the Statute of Distribution to the personal estate of the said testator living at the time of his death, or the legal personal representatives of any who have since died, to come in, by April 5, and prove their claims at the chambers of Mr. Justice Chitty. April 12, at the said chambers, at eleven

o'clock, is the time appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon such claims. SANDY (Edward Thomas), mentioned in the will of Thomas Bedwell, formerly of

Hackington, otherwise St. Stephen, Kent, late of Breton Court, near Canterbury, Kent, farmer, deceased, if living, or, if dead, his child or children (if any), or their legal personal representatives, or, if he left no child or children, his widow or her legal personal representative, or any person claiming to be interested, to come in, by Jan. 11, and prove their claims at the chambers of Mr. Justice Chitty. Jan. 22, at ihe said chambers, at eleven o'clock, is the time appointed for adjudicating upon the claims. NOTE.-The said E. T. Sandy is believed to have left England on board H.M.S. Arlcenturer in or about April 1864. He is supposed to have been at one time known as Edwin White, and he was last seen at Manchester in or about 1882.

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AGRICULTURAL RATES ACT 1896. On the 4th inst., a special session was held at the County Court-house, Wandsworth, to hear a number of appeals by the surveyor of taxes against assessments by the Wandsworth and Clapham Union of garden land under the Agricultural Rates Act 1896. There were twenty-three appeals, one in Battersea, seven in Putney, five in Wandsworth, three in Tooting, one in Clapham, and six in Streatham.-Mr. Young represented the assessment committee, and said the cases were of a very important nature, governing the construction of the Act. The surveyor of taxes had contended that the whole of the market gardens and nurseries were not land under the Act, but should be rated separately as buildings, and did not thus receive any benefit under the Act. At the present time market gardeners and nurserymen had to cover their ground with glasshouses to compete with the foreign producers who had the benefit of a genial climate to help them. Under these circumstances he contended that market gardeners and nurserymen ought to have the benefit of a lower rating under the Act. He ventured to think that, if these persons did not have the benefits conferred by the Act on those who cultivated land, its intention was absolutely useless. It was a novel point, and had been raised for the first time.-George Clarke, of Avondale, Roehampton, a nurseryman and market gardener, said he had six acres of land under cultivation, four of which was covered with glasshouses. There were some hot-water pipes in the erections.-William Dixon, also a nurseryman, of Wandsworthcommon, gave evidence of a similar nature.—Mr. Young said these two cases governed all the appeals under the Act, and he purposed to now leave the case in the hands of the Bench for decision.-Mr. Wright, surveyor of taxes, representing the Board of Inland Revenue, said he objected to the inclusion in the list prepared by the overseers under the Agricultural Rates Act of certain buildings erected on the grounds of market gardeners and nurserymen, which the overseers claimed to be agricultural land. General objection was taken to the course adopted by the overseer on the ground that the greenhouses, &c., on such land were erections erected on solid foundations, and as such were buildings not only in the ordinary acceptation of the word, but under the Agricultural Rates Act. He held that the subsidy under the Act was confined to land only, and not to buildings.--After an absence of some time from the bench the justices returned, and the Chairman announced that they had carefully considered the arguments on both sides, and they were unanimously of opinion that these appeals as to market gardeners and nurserymen should be dismissed. They made no order as to costs.

APPOINTMENTS UNDER THE JOINT STOCK WINDING-UP ACTS. AMAN'S MIDDLEWICH SALT WORKS LIMITED. ---Petition for winding-up subject to the

supervision of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice, or in the alternative, for the compulsorily winding-up thereof (Companies' Winding-up) to be heard Dec. 19, before Mr. Justice Vaughan Williams. G, F. Hudson Matthews and Co., 32, Queen Victoria-st solicitors for ihe petitioner. Notices of intention to appear on the hearing of the said petitition must be signed by the person or firm, or his or their solicitor (if any), and must reach the above-named not later than six o'clock

on Dec. 18. AURIFEROUS PROPERTIES LIMITED.-Petition for winding-up to be heard on Dec. 19,

before the Court sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand. Mayo and Co.. 10, Drapers-grdns, Throgmorton-av, solicitors for the petitioners. Notices of intention to appear on the hearing of the petition must be signed by the person or firm, or his or their solicitor (if any), and must reach the above-named not later

than six o'clock on Dec. 18. BALAGHẬT MYSORE MINES LIMITED.--Creditors to send in, by Jan. 19, their names

and addresses and the particulars of their claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Mr. J. Crocker, 6, Queen-st-pl, the liquidator of the

company. Francis and Johnson, 26, Austin Friars, solicitors for the liquidator. DREDGING CORPORATION LIMITED-Creditors to send in, by Jan. 20, their names

and addresses and the particulars of their claims, to Mr. G. H. Chantrey, 57, Moorgate-st. the liquidator of the company. Beyfus and Beyfus, 69, Lincoln's.

inn-fids, solicitors for the liquidators. First BARROW AND DISTRICT ECONOMIC BUILDING SOCIETY.-Creditors to send in,

by Jan. 4, their names and addresses and the particulars of their claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Mr. J. J. Waddington, 10. Hartington-st, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, the trustee of an instrument of dissolution of the society. S. M. S. Townsend, 8, Dawson-st, Barrow-in-t'urness,

solicitor to the trustee. FRENCH AND AMERICAN WHITE LEAD SYNDICATE LIMITED -Creditors to send in, by

Jan. 19, their names and addresses and the particulars of their claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Mr. B. Newstead, 3, Churchpassage, Guildhall, one of the liquidators of the company. Thomson and Co.,

2 and 3, West-st, solicitors to the liquidators. GOLD REEFS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA LIMITED.-Adjourned petition for winding-up

to be beard on Dec. 14, before the Court sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand. Campion and Simmons, 90 and 91, Queen-st, solicitors for the petitioner. Notices of intention to appear on the hearing of the petition must be signed by the person or firm, or his or their solicitor (if any), and must reach the above-named

not later than six o'clock on Dec. 12. HANS PLACE HOTEL COMPANY LIMITED. - Creditors to send in, by Dec. 23, their

names and addresses and the particulars of their claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Messrs. H. Bennett and E. Rawlings, 16. Victoria-st, Westminster, the liquidators of the company. The winding-up of this company relates only to the distribution of assets in consequence of the sale

of the company's property to the Hans Crescent Hotel Company Limited. NATIONAL SKATING PALACE LIMITED.-Petition for winding-up to be heard Dec. 19,

before the court sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand. H. L. Smiles, 799. Gracechurch-st, solicitor for the petitioner. Notices or intention to appear on the hearing of the said petition must be signed by the person or firm, or his or their solicitor (if any), and must reach the above-named not later than six o'clock

on Dec. 18. NEW PURCHASE AND IMPROVEMENT COMPANY LIMITED.-Creditors to send in, by

Jan. 15, their names and addresses and the particulars of their claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Mr. W. F. Mills, 37, Walbrook,

the liquidator of the company. PARTAGAS AND CO. LIMITED. --Creditors to send in, by Jan. 18, their names and

addresses and the particulars of their claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Mr. C. L. Nichols, 1, Queen Victoria-st, the liquidator of the company. Andrew Wood anú Co., 8, Great James-st, solicitors

for the liquidator. PHONOPORE COMPANY LIMITED.-Creditors to send in, by Jan. 15, their names and

addresses and the particulars of their claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Mr. C. Isaac, 85, Queen Victoria-st, the liquidator of the company. Burton, Yeates, and lart, 23, Surrey-st, solicitors for the

liquidator. RAINBOW ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED, in liquidation.-Creditors to send in, by

Jan. 9, their names and addresses and the particulars of their claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Mr.C. H. Rosher, 39, Victoria-st,

Westminster, the voluntary liquidator of the company. REPORTS COMPANY LIMITED.--Creditors to send in, by Dec. 28, their names and

addresses and the particulars of their claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Mr. G. Ashdown, 36, Gresham-st, the liquidator of the company.

COMMERCIAL FAILURES AND BILLS OF SALE.-According to Stubbs' Weekly Gazette, the number of failures in England and Wales gazetted during the week ending the 5th Dec. was 148. The number in the corresponding week of last year was 187, showing a decrease of 39. The number of bills of sale in England and Wales, registered at the Queen's Bench for the week ending the 5th Dec. was 143. The number in the corresponding week of last year was 176.

NOTICE TO SOLICITORS.-The Provincial Solicitors' Union Limited (93, Chancery-lane, W.C.) undertakes only such lay agency as is usually transacted by Law Stationers, and accepts the same scale of charges. The Union does not undertake any agency which legally requires the services of ll London solicitor. All the members of the Union are solicitors. Established 1894.-[ADVT.]

ST. HELENA HOME FOR TRAINED NURSES AND PAYING PATIENTS.--Creditors to

send in, by Jan. 10, their names and addresses and the particulars of their claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Mr. H. O. Howard,

17, Coleman-st, the liquidator of the company. WATERBURY WATCI SALES COMPANY LIMITED -Creditors to send in, by Jan. 15,

their names and addresses and the particulars of tbeir claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Mr. S. Cronk, 43 and 44, Lombard-st, the liquidator of the company. Burton, Yeates, and Hart, 23, Surrey-st, solicitors

for the liquidator. WAITEKAURI CENTRAL GOLD MINE LIMITED.-Creditors to send in, by Jan. 19, their

names and addresses and the particulars of their claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Mr. E. W. Fellgate, 63 and 64, New Broad-st, the liquidator of the company. Francis and Johnson, 26, Austin Friars,

solicitors for the liquidator. WIGSTON ELECTRICAL AND ENGINEERING COMPANY LIMITED. --- Order for continua

tion of voluntary winding-up subject to the supervision of the Court made by Mr. Justice Williams on Oct. 28. Crowders and Vizard, 55, Lincoln --inn-tlds, solicitors for the petitioners.

CREDITORS UNDER ESTATES IN CHANCERY.

LAST DAY OF PROOFS. ADE (John Stephen), Milton Court, Arlington, Sussex, yeoman. Jan. 15; J. H.

Senior, solicitor, Lewes, Sussex, BARRETT (Henry Ernest), Kingston-upon-Uull, merchant. Jan. 11; E. Laverack,

solicitor, Kingston-upon-Hull. Jan. 22; Mr. Justice Chitty, at eleven o'clock. BROWNE (Leander Anstead), Shireball Tarern, Castle-hill. Norwich, licensed vic

tualler. Dec, 29; F. W. Cooke, Registrar of the Norfolk County Court, holden at

Norwich. Jan. 2; the Registrar aforesaid, at twelve o'clock. PALMER (William), 69, Bull-st. Birmingham. Jan. 7; Fallows and Rider, solicitors,

4, Lancaster-pl, Strand. Jan. 14 ; Jir. Justice Kekewich, at twelve o'clock. TOTTENHAM (Sarah Anne Loftus), Hove, Sussex, widow. Jun. 7; H. D. Booth, Esq..

solicitor, 67, Lincoln's-inn-tlds. Jan. 14; Mr. Justice North, at half-past twelve o'clock.

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CREDITORS UNDER 22 & 23 VICT. C. 35.

LAST DAY OF CLAIM AND TO WHOM PARTICOLARS TO BE SENT. BYNON (Emma Elizabeth), Pentwyn House, Clyro, Radnorshire, and of Bridge-st,

Hay, Breconshire, spinster. Jan. 5; W. J. Humfrys, solicitor, Hereford. BEVERTON (Joseph Henry), 57, Blackfriars-ril, and of High-st. Epsom, and 7,

Princes-rd, Wimbledon, Surrey, corn factor. Dec. 31; F. G. Cordwell, solicitor,

3, Old Serjeant's-inn, Chancery-la. BULGIN (John), Broadway-bill, Illminster, Somersetshire, farmer. Dec, 24; H. J.

Pavll, solicitor, Ilminster, Somerset. Booth (Sir Charles). Netherfleld, Stanstead Abbots, Herts. and of 55, Cowcross-st,

Clerkenwell, baronet. Jan. 1; Angell, Imbert-Terry, and Page, solicitors, 93,

Gresham-st, Bank BEALE (Joseph), Haxell's hotel, Strand, gentleman. Jan. 5; A. Newton and Co.,

solicitors, 24. Great Marlborough-st. BAINES (Harriett). 13, Torrens-rd, Horsford-rd, Brixton-hill, Surrey, widow. Dec, 31;

Hanbury, Whitting, and Nicholson, solicitors, 62, New Broad-st. BIGG ADIKE (William), formerly of Whaplode Drove, Lincolnshire, miller, late of

252, Commercial-rd East, corn factor. Dec. 31 ; Calthrop and Bonner, solicitors,

Broadl-st, Spalding. BADHAM (Forster William), formerly of Bures, Suffolk, gentleman, late of Sible

Hedingham, Essex, farmer. Dec. 16; T. Bates, solicitor, Sudbury, Suffolk. BANNISTER (Richard), 594, Manchester-rd, Great Lever, near Bolton, Lancashire, rail

road inspector. Jan. 7; J. P. Monks, solicitor, Central-chmbrs, Bolton. CANN (Charlotte). Kew. Surrey, spinster. Jan. 11; Mills, Lockyer, and Mills,

solicitors, 2, Brunswick-pl, City-rd. COOPER (Celia), Northbourne, Hatton-pk-rd, Wellingborough. Northamptonshire,

widow, Jan. 1; Morgan and Duke, solicitors, Wellingborough. CLARK (Frances), The Cross, Hayes, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, widow. Jan 12; Clark

and Smith, solicitors, Malmesbury, Wilts. COLE (Thomas), Gee's Eastontown, Sampsford Spiney, Deron, farmer.

Dec. 31; Chilcott and Chilcott, solicitors, Tavistock. CRADOCK (Christopher), Hartforth, Yorkshire, gentleman. Dec. 26 ; C. Waistell,

solicitor, Northallerton, DAVIES (John), 68, Holden-st. Liverpool, superannuated police inspector. Jan. 9;

W. Rudd, solicitor, 62, Dale-st, Liverpool. DEVERILL (John), Slough, Buckinghamshire, plumber. Jan. 4; G. H. Charsley,

solicitor, 11, Mackenzie-st, Slough. DURIE (Sophia), Broxmore Park, near Romsey, Wiltshire, and of 58. Lansdowne-pl,

Brighton, Sussex, widow. Dec. 24; Rashleigh, Son, and Hall, solicitors,

63, Lincoln's-inn-flds. DEACON (Mary), Wanborough, Wiltshire, widow. Jan. 7; Kinneir and Co., solicitors,

Swindon, Wilts. DOWDING (Henry), Hope Cottage, 13, Albion-grove, Barnsbury, late of 126. Central

Meat Market, Smithfield, meat contractor. Jan. 10; Tarry, Sherlock, and King,

solicitors, 17, Serjeants-inn, Fleet-st. DONNE (Ann), Windsor Lodge, Torquay, Devonshire, widow. Dec. 28; Eardley,

Holt, Hulbert, and Hubbard, solicitors, 28, Charles-st, St. James's-sq. DUNSTER (Thomas), 2, Union-st, Swinton, Lancashire, carter. Dec. 20; J. Knight,

solicitor, 2, John Dalton-st, Manchester. EASTERBROOK (Mary Ann), Shiphay, St. Mary Church, Devonshiro, widow. Jan, 4;

Kitsons, Mackenzie, and Hext, solicitors, Torquay, Devonshire. ELMER (Richard Edward), Weston-super-Mare, Somersetshire, hairdresser. Jan. 1;

W. Smith and Sons, solicitors, Weston-super-Mare. Evans (Arthur), the Cottage, Haydock, Lancashire, and of 28, Bramham-grdns,

Earl's Court, South Kensington, gentleman. Jan. 9; George Hadfield, Bennett,

and Carlisle, solicitors, 20, St. Ann's-s9, Manchester. EDWARDS (Thomas James), 48, Marlborough-rd, and 12, Perth-st, both in Liverpool,

Lancashire, bookkeeper. Dec. 31; I. C. V. Bielby, solicitor, 67, Lord-st,

Liverpool. Fuster (Joseph), 53, High Park-st, Liverpool, Lancashire, cowkeeper. Jan. 9;

W. Rudd, solicitor, 62, Dale-st, Liverpool. FRIENDSHIP (Susan), 13, Well-st, Great Torrington, Devonshire, widow. Dec. 31;

N. H. Matthews, solicitor, Torrington, North Devon. GOWER (Mary Holford), Leicester Lodge, West Brighton, Sussex, widow. Jan. 18;

Whitfield and Harr n, soli ors, 2:, Surrey-st, Strand. GARLAND (John), Potternewton, Leeds, gentleman, Jan. 16; Wilkinson and Garland,

solicitors, 8, East-parade, Leeds. GARLAND (Henry), Leeds, manufacturing chemist. Jan. 16; Wilkinson and Garland,

solicitors, 8, East-parade, Leeds, GRAF (Mary Ann Bernhardine), late the wife of George Charles Angustus Graf, of

Frankfort-on-Maine, Germany. Jan. 20: Goldberg, Langdon, Barrett, and Newall,

solicitors, 2 and 3, West-st, Finsbury-circus. HOUGHTON (Henry Sale), lloughton-st, Rainhill, Lancashire, retired draper, Jan. 7;

W. H. Owen, solicitor, 3, Union-ct, 29, Castle-st, Liverpool. HARRISS (James Fordham), formerly of Moor House, Limpsfeld, Surrey, lato of

Bargrove, Frant-rd, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, gentleman. Jan. 30; Rhodes and

Son, solicitors, Skinners' Hall, Dowgate-hill. HARTLEY (Eliza), Opper Loads, Brampton, Derbyshire, widow. Jan. 5; J. Bunting

and Son, solicitors, 29. Knifesmith-gate, Chesterfield. HEATON (John Allen), Field Head, Brighouse, Yorkshire, retired soap manufacturer.

Jan. 26: Chambery and Chambers, solicitors, Brighouse. HODSON (Duncan Macdougall), Burley Grange, Burley in Wharfedale, Yorkshire, and

of Lockinver, N.B. Jan. 15; Duncan and Son, solicitors, Central.bldgs,

Liverpool. HOLTBY (Richard), Filbert-grore, Nafferton, Yorkshire, gentleman. Jan, 9; Foster,

Tonge, and Botterill, solicitors, Great Driffield.

JOYCE (Helen), Lowestoft, Suffolk. Jan. 1: J. E. Fraser, solicitor, 36, Milton-rd.,

Lowestoft. JACKSON (William Landell), Harrow Cottage, Mottingham, near Eltham, Kent,

mercantile clerk. Jan. 15; N. II. Smith, solicitor, 43, Coleman-st. KELLAND (John), Mesembria Paignton, Devon, master of arts. Dec. 31 ; Sparkes,

Pope, and Thomas, solicitors, Upper Paul-st, Exeter. LOVEJOY (Alexander Frederick), 6, Camden-grove, Peckham, also of the Rosemary

Pranch, Southampton-st, Peckham. both in Surrey, music-hall proprietor and licensed victualler, formerly also of Paul's music-hall, Leicester. Jan. 20; H. I.

Sydney, solicitor, 2, Renfrew-rd, Lanıbeth. LUCAS (Francis), Hitchin, Herts, banker. Dec. 31; F. A. Wright, solicitor, Hitchin,

Herts. MACKARNESS (George Evelyn), Poynetts, Henley-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire, gen

tleman. Jan. 31; R. F. Graham-Campbell, 157, Victoria-st, Westminster. MORIN DE PRÉMION (Achille), 27, Clementis-la, and of 4. Mount Edgcumbe-grdns, Clapham-rd, Surrey, insurance agent. Jan. 30 ; J. E. Fox and Co., solicitors,

); Arundel House, Arundel-st. MCGWIRE (Rev. William Richard Birmingham), Ludham. Norfolk, formerly of Hill,

near Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, clerk in holy orders. Jan. 9; Tyndall and

Co., solicitors, 95, Colmore-row, Birmingham. MARTIN (Alfred), 27, Spa-hill, Beulah-hill, Upper Norwood, Surrey, first class atten

dant attached to judge in chambers. Jan. 8; Robinson and Stannard, solicitors,

Eastcheap.bldgs, 19, Eastcheap. MEEK (Reuben), Grimston, Norfolk, farmer. Jan. 4; Jarris and Morgan, solicitors,

King's Lynn. MARKS (John), 83, High-st, Marylebone. Dec. 30; Indermaur, Clark, and Parker,

solicitors, 1, Devonshire-ter, Portland-pl. MOORE (Mary Rosa), 310, Vauxhall Bridge-rd, widow. Jan. 1; A. J. Murray,

solicitor, 1, Clement's-inn, Strand. MORECROFT (Caroline Cruden), Woodbank, Rock Ferry, Cheshire, widow. Jan. 15;

W. F. Morecroft and Co., solicitors, 5, Castle-st, Liverpool. MCCONKEY (Robert), formerly of 30. Carrs-la. Birmingham, Warwickshire, and of

Sandford-rd, Moseley, near Birmingham, late of Solitude, Newtownards Down. merchant's manager. Dec. 31; R. M. Wood and Co., solicitors, 39, Temple-row,

Birmingham. MORRISON (Terence Edward), Castleford, Yorkshire, &rated water manufacturer.

Feb. 1; T. Wilson, solicitor, Castleford. NAPIER (Caroline Jane), Celbridge Lodge, Canynge-89, Clifton, Gloucestershire,

spinster. Dec. 31 ; Lee and Pembertons, solicitor, H, Lincoln's inn-Ilds. NIELSEN (Christian Steen), 95, Rue Taithout, Paris, France, and of 61 and 62, Grace

church-st. Jan. 18: Druces and Atlee, solicitors, 10, Billiter-8q. OUTWIN (Sarah Hannab), Barnsley, Yorkshire, spinster. Jan. 21; Raley and Son,

solicitors, 5, Regent-st, Barnsley. OXENHAM (Edward Lavington), 42, Addison-rd, Kensington. gentleman. Dec. 31;

Beachcroft, Thompson, and Coy, solicitors. 9, Theobald's-rd. OGILVIE (Maria Louisa), Coton Hill, Stafford, formerly of St. Andrew's Hospital,

Northampton Jan. 15; W. Webb and Co., solicitors, 37 and 39, Essex-st,

Strand, PRICE (Elizabeth), 24, Picton-ter, Carmarthen. Jan. 13; Meredith, Roberts, and

Mills, solicitors, 8, Lincoln's-inn. Phillips (George), 8, Christchurch-av, Brondesbury. Jan. 10; Maddisons, solicitors,

1, King's Arms-yard. PHILLOTT (Harriet). 110, Beulah hill, Norwood, spinster. Jan. 24; Baker and Co.,

solicitors, Weston-super-Mare. PAILLOTT (Maria), 110, Beulah-hill, Norwood, spinster. Jan. 24; Baker and Co.,

solicitors, Weston-super-Mare. PURDY (John), South View, West Lilling. Yorkshire, gentleman. Jan, 16; Holtby

and Procter, solicitors, 5, New-st, York, Pigorr (Edward Frederick Smyth), 150, Oxford-st, gentleman. Jan. 1; Fox and

Whittuck, solicitors, 33, Corn-st, Bristol. PRESTON (Henry Berthon), 47, Lexham-grdns, Kensington, gentleman. Jan. 1;

Ramsden and Co., solicitors, 150, Leadenhall-st. PORTEUS (Rev. Beilby), 54, Belvedere-rd, Upper Norwood, Surrey, clerk in holy orders.

Jan. €; 0. W. V. Stewart, solicitor, 40, Chancery-la. RAYNER (George), 96, Dorer-rd, Folkestone, Kent, gentleman. Jan. 11 ; Harrison and

: Son, solicitors, 4, Cheriton-pl, Folkestone. RICHARDS (James), 17, Little Cadogan-pl, Belgravia, jobmsster. Jan. 30; Child and

Child, solicitors, 12 Sloane-st. RYA: (Wilhelmina Vary), 37 and 38, Queen's Gate-grdns, South Kensington, formerly

of Kirkstyle, West End, near Southampton, Jan 1; Green, Moberly, and Green,

solicitors, 10, Portland-ter, Southampton. RICHARDS (Henry Brinley), 14, Cranley-grdns, South Kensington, and of 79, Coleman

st, auctioneer and surveyor. Jan. 1; H. Clifford, Gosnell, and Tiernay, solicitors,

733 and 75, Finsbury-pavement. ROBBINS (Joseph), 44 and 46, Abington-st, Northampton, fruiterer. Dec, 26; A. J.

Darnell, solicitor, Northampton. SUGDEN (Samuel), sen., Oak Lodge, Southgate. Jan. 20; Wilson and Son, solicitors,

20, Basinghall-st. SWIFT (Emily Jane), 42, Brunswick-st., Manchester, widow. Jan. 21; Brook, Free

man, and Batley, solicitors, 47, New-st, Huddersfield. SOTHERAN (Mary Kate), Belle Vue House, Acomb, Yorkshire, widow, hitherto

carrying on business as a bookseller and stationer at 44, Carey-8t, York, under the style of John Sotheran. Feb. 1; W. H. Cobb and Son, solicitors, 19, Blake-st,

York. STUART (William Campbell), Phænix Booking Office, 65, King William-st, and of $3,

Arondale-8q, Old Kent-rd, Surrey, railway agent. Jan. 8; Guedalla and Cross,

solicitors, 21, Essex-st, Strand. SIRET (John), County Lunatic Asylum, Barning Heath, near Maidstone, Kent,

formerly of Hook Green, Wilmington, Kent, coachbuilder. Jan. 5; J. and J. C.

Hayward, solicitors, Dartford, Kent. SHARVELL (Richard), 62, Acklam-ter, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, commission agent.

Dec. 31; Jackson and Jackson, solicitors, 7, Exchange-pl, Middlesbrough. SMITI (Robert), 9, York-st, Ramsgate, dyer and cleaner. Jan. 1; J. A. Hutchings,

solicitor, 124, Chancery-la. SCOTT (Elizabeth), Lower Stone, Royd Farm, Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, widow. Jan, 6;

Schole Held and Son, solicitors, Wellington-rd, Dewsbury, SHORTER (Eleanor), Little Haylands, Chigwell, Essex, spinster. Dec. 24; Hanbury,

Whitting, and Nicholson, solicitors. 62, New Broad-si. STANFIELD (Joseph), Throof, near Christchurch, Hampshirs, farmer. Dec. 25;

Risdon D. Sharp and Rumsey, solicitors, Christchurch. THORNTON (Ann), formerly of Armley, Leeds, late of Alga-ter, South Cliff, Scar

borough, Yorkshire, spinster. Jan. 21; Middleton and Sons, solicitors,

Calverley-chmbrs, Victoria-sq, Leeds. VIVES (Mariana), otherwise known as Mariana or Maria Ana Teresa Cecilia Vives,

and otherwise known as Ana Vives, of Barcelona, Spain, spinster. Jan. 4; J. T.

Davies, solicitor, 71, Moorgate-st. WINDHAM (Frederick Howe Lindsey Bacon), Hanworth Hall, Noriolk, late of the

Castle, Castlerer, Roscommon, Ireland, gentleman. Jan. 16; Walls and Gardiner,

solicitors, 27, Old Jewry. Wood (William), 2, Linden-ter, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, gentleman. Jan. 21; R. Brown,

solicitor, County-chmbrs, Westgate-rd, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. WoopFORDE (Woodfordo Fiooks), Long Melford, Suffolk, judge of County Courts,

formerly of Wooderd, Cromford, Derby. Jan. 1; Ffooks and Douglas, solicitors,

Sherborne, Dorset. WRIGHT (Jonas), 21, Wentworth-st, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, gentleman. Dec, 24;

G. (, Fisher, solicitor, John William-st, Huddersfield. WILLIAMS (Elizabeth Strickland), 8, High Wickhum, Hastings, Sussex, spinster.

Dec. 31; E. Chalinder, solicitor, 64, Cambridge-rd, Hastings. WARING (Francis Robert), 25, Charles-st, St. James's-sq, and of the Army and Nary

Club, St. James's-sq, deputy inspector-general of armıy hospitals. Jan. 1;

Burgoyne's, Milnes, and Greaibach, solicitors, 356. Oxford-st. WHITEHOUSE (Edward), Norton Canes, near Cannock, Staffordshire, farmer.

Jan. 21; H. Russell, solicitor, 5, Market-st, Lichteld.

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