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BENNETT, ARTHUR GITTENS, Eastcheap, commercial clerk. Ct High Court.

Meeting, Dec. 18, at 11, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 20, at 12.80, at

Bankruptcy-bldgs. BIRKIN, RICHARD NOEL, late Addison-rd. Ct. High Court. Meeting, Dec. 18, at 1,

at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 20, at 12.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. BELCHAM, EDMUND JOHN, Southend-on-Sea, dairyman. Ct. Chelmsford. Meeting,

Dec. 19, at 12.15, at the Institute, Clarence-rd, Southend-on-Sea. Exam, Jan. 6,

at 11, at Sbireball, Chelmsford. BROWETT, ALBERT HENRY, and BROWETT, SYDNEY EDWARD (trading as Browett

Brothers), Tewkesbury. printers. Ot. Cheltenham. Meeting, Dec. 22, at 3, at
Hop Pole hotel, Tewkesbury. Exam. Jan. 14, at noon, at County Court,

Cheltenham,
BANKS, ROBERT GEORGE STANLE7, Hillmorton,

brickmaker. Ct. Coventry. Meeting, Dec. 21, at noon, at ofice of Off, Rec. Coventry. Exam. Dec. 21, at 2.30, at

County-ball, Coventry. BROOKSHAW, WILLIAM, late Shavington-cum-Gresty, corn miller. Ct. Nantwich and

Crewe. Meeting, Dec. 18, at 10.30, at Royal hotel, Crewe. Exam. Dec. 18, at

11.30, at Court-room, Crewe. BOYNTON, HENRY THOMAS, Ventnor, pork butcher. Ct. Newport and Ryde. Meeting,

Dec. 21, at 11, at 19, Quay-st, Newport. Exam. Dec. 21, at noon, at Court-house,

Newport. BURNHAM, THOMAS, Nottingham, late boxmaker. Ct. Nottingham. Meeting, Dec. 18,

at 11, at office of off. Rec. Nottingham, Exam. Jan. 8, at 10, at County Court.

house, Nottingham. BAKER, RICHARD WESTBROOK, Barholm, farmer. Ct. Peterborough. Meeting,

Dec. 18, at 3, at Law Courts, Peterborough. Exam, Dec. 18, at 12.30, at Law

Courts, Peterborough. DAVIES, OWEN ELLIS, Llanberis, farmer. Ct. Bangor. Meeting, Dec. 19, at 1, at

Prince of Wales hotel, Carnarvon. Exam. Jan. 7, at 12.15, at Magistrates'-room,

Bangor. DANBY, CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS, Hunmanby, farmer. Ct. Scarborough. Meeting,

Dec. 18, at 3, at office of Or. Rec. Scarborough. Exam. Jan. 19, at noon, at

Court-house, Scarborough. DODD, ANTHONY, Wrexham, grocer. Ct. Wrexham. Meeting, Dec. 18, at 2.30, at

the Priory, Wrexham. Exam. Jan. 12. at noon, at County-ball, Wrexham. EATON, ARTHUR, and EATON, PERCY, Bread-st, mantle manufacturers. Ct. High

Court. Meeting, Dec. 22, at noon, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 21, at noon,

at Bankruptcy-bldgs. ELLISON, WILLIAM THOMAS, Skipton, innkeeper. Ct. Bradford, Yorks. Meeting,

Dec. 18, at noon, at office of Off. Rec. Bradford. Exam. Jan. 7, at 10, at County

Court, Bradford. FOORD, FRANCIS DAVID, Hastings, builder. Ct. Hastings. Meeting, Dec. 21, at 12.30,

at Young and Sons' offices, Bank-bldgs, Hastings. Exam. Jan. 12, at noon,

at Townhall, Hastings. FOUNTAINE, CHARLES BROOKE, Newark-upon-Trent, hatter. Ct. Nottingham. Meet

ing, Dec. 18, at noon, at office of Off. Rec. Nottingham. Exam, Jan. 8, at 10, at

County Court-house, Nottingham. GRIFFIN, JANE ANN (trading as G. S. Herbert), Swansea, tobacconist. Ct, Swansea.

Meeting, Dec. 18, at noon, at office of Off. Rec. Swansea. Exam. Dec. 17, at 11.30,

at Townhall, Swansea. GRAHAM, EDWARD IRVING, Sebergham, farmer. Ct. Carlisle. Meeting, Dec. 23, at 1,

at office of Off. Rec. Carlisle. Exam. Dec. 23, at 11, at Court-house, Carlisle. GOLDSMITH, T. B., late Notting Hill. Ct. High Court. Meeting, Dec. 18, at noon, at

Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 21, at noon, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. HILL, ROTHERAY, Clapham-rd. Ct. High Court. Meeting, Dec, 22, at 11, at Bank

ruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 21, at 11.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. HANNAH, DAVID A., Cardiff, draper. Ct. Cardiff. Meeting, Dec. 21, at 11, at office of

Off. Rec. Cardiff, Exam. Jan. 22, at 10, at Townball, Cardiff. HOLLIDAY, THOMAS, and HOLLIDAY, CARISTOPHER (trading as Holliday and Son),

Ainstable, farmers. Ct. Carlisle. Meeting. Dec. 23, at 1.30, at office of Off. Rec.

Carlisle. Exam. Dec. 23, at 11.30, at Court-house, Carlisle. HOLMES, WILLIAM RERVE, Old Normanton, market gardener. Ct. Derby. Meeting,

Dec. 18, at 11, st office of Off. Rec. Derby. Exam. Jan. 19, at 11, at County-hall,

Derby. HOLMES, JAMES, Newcastle-on-Tyne, cab proprietor. Ct. Newcastle-on-Tyne. Meet

ing, Dec. 21, at 11.30, at office of Off. Kec. Newcastle-on-Tyne. Exam. Dec. 22, at

11.30, at County Court, Newcastle-on-Tyne. HUTCHINSON, WILLIAM, Filey, tailor. Ct. Scarborough. Meeting, Dec. 18, at 11, at

office of Off. Rec. Scarborough. Exam. Jan. 19, at noon, at Court-house,

Scarborough. INGHAM, W. H., Devonshire-st, Great Portland-st, company promoter. Ot. High

Court. Meeting, Dec. 18, at 2.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 21, at noon,

at Bankruptcy-bldgs. JONES, JOHN, Swansea, tailor. Ct. Swansea. Meeting, Dec. 18, at 2.15, at office of

Off. Rec. Swansea. Exam. Dec. 17, at 11.50, at Townhall, Swansea. JONES, WILLIAM HENRY, late Birkenhead, fruiterer. Ct. Wrexham. Meeting.

Dec. 18, at 3, at the Priory, Wrexham. Exam. Jan. 12, at noon, at County-hall,

Wrexham. LINTON, ROBERT, Lymm, late corn dealer. Ct. Warrington. Meeting, Jan. 8, at 10.45,

at Court-house, Warrington. Exam. Jan. 8, at 11, at Court-house, Warrington. MCIVER, DONALD, Leeds, photographer. Ct. Leeds. Meeting, Dec. 23, at 11, at office

of Off. Rec. Leeds. Exam. Jan. 12, at 11, at County Court-house, Leeds. MORRIS, RICHÁRD, Ryde, grocer. Ct. Newport and Ryde. Meeting, Dec. 21, at 11.80,

at 19, Quay-st, Newport. Exam. Dec. 21, at noon, at Court-house, Newport. MITCHELL, JAMES ANTHONY, Stamford, watchmaker. Ct. Peterborough. Meeting,

Dec. 18, at 3,30, at Law Courts, Peterborough. Exam. Dec. 18, at 12.30, at Law

Courts, Peterborough. OVERINGTON, HENRY (trading as H. Overington and Co ), Worthing, draper. Ct.

Brighton. Meeting, Dec. 18, at 12.30, at office of Oft. Rec. Brighton. Exam

Jan. 7, at 11, at Court-house, Brighton. OWEN, EVAN PROBERT (trading as Owen Brothers), Bristol, corn merchant. Ct.

Bristol. Meeting, Dec. 30, at noon, at office of Off. Rec. Bristol. Exam. Jan. 15,

at noon, at Guildhall, Bristol. OWEN, ROBERT, Abercynon, builder. Ot. Pontypridd. Meeting, Dec. 18, at 3, at

65, High-st, Merthyr Tydfl. Exam. Jan. 5, at 11, at Court-house, Pontypridd.' PALLISER, JOHN WILLIAM, Bradford, Yorks, late greengrocer. Ot. Bradford. Meet

ing, Dec. 18, at 12.30, at office of Off. Rec. Bradford. Exam. Jan. 7, at 10, at

County Court, Bradford. REANEY, DAVID LEWIS (late trading as the Bradford Wheel and Tyre Company),

Manningham, cycle manufacturer). Ot. Bradford, Yorks. Meeting, Dec, 21. at 11, at office of Off. Rec. Bradford. Exam. Jan 7, at 10, at County Court,

Bradford. REED, HOWARD, Gloucester, theatrical manager. Ct, Gloucester. Meeting, Dec. 19,

at noon, at office of Off. Rec. Gloucester. Exam. Jan. 5, at noon, at Shirehall,

Gloucester. ROSEBY, JACOB JOSEPH, Whitley, commercial traveller. Ct. Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Meeting, Dec. 21, at 11, at office of off. Rec. Newcastle-on-Tyne, Exam. Dec. 22,

at 11.30, at County Court, Newcastle-on-Tyne. SHEPHERDSON, JOHN, and HORSFALL, HARRY, Oldham, ironmongers. Ct. Oldham.

Meeting, Dec. 18, at noon, at office of Off. Rec. Manchester. Exam. Jan. 15, at 11,

at Court-house, Oldham. SMITH, CHARLES, Euston-rd. Ct. High Court. Meeting, Dec. 21, at 2.30, at Bank

ruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 19, at 12.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. SIMPSON, FRED. Keighley, coal agent. Ct. Bradford, Yorks. Meeting, Dec. 21, a

noon, at office of on. Rec. Bradford. Exam. Jan. 7, at 10, at County Court

Bradford. SPEIGIT, ARTHUR, and SPEIGHT, JOHN (trading as John Speight), Leeds, con

tractors. Ct. Leeds. Meeting, Dec, 22, at 3, at office of Off. Rec. Leeds. Exam,

Jan, 12, at 11, at County Court house, Leeds. SIMMONDS, WILLIAM, Brighton, builder. Ct. Brighton. Meeting, Dec. 18, at noon, at

office of off. Rec. Brighton. Exam. Jan. 7, at 11, at Court-house, Brighton. VERTEGANS, JOHN JAMES, late Manchester, accountant. Ot. Manchester. Meeting,

Dec. 18, at 3, at office of Off. Rec. Manchester. Exam. Jan. 18, at li, at Courthouse, Manchester.

WAITECHURCH, HENRY, Fort-rd, Bermondsey, tally draper. Ct. High Court. Meet

ing, Dec. 21, at noon, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 19, at 12.30, at Bank

ruptcy-bldgs. WEST, WILLIAM, Blatchbridge, larmer. Ct. Frome. Meeting. Dec. 22, at 11.30, at

George hotel, Frome. Exam. Jan. 19, at 11.30, at Mechanics'-hall, Frome. WILCOCK, JOHN, Leeds, coal merchant. Ot. Leeds. Meeting, Dec. 21, at 11, at office of Off. Rec. Leeds.' Eram. Jan. 12, at 11, at County Court-house, Leeds.

GAZETTE, DEC. 15. BIRTWHISTLE, LEWIS, Halifax, draper. Ct. Halifax. Meeting, Dec. 24, at 11, at

office of Off. Rec. Halifax. Exam. Jan. 19. at 2, at County Court-house, Halifax. BELL, SAMUEL John, Hargham, farmer. Ct. Norwich. Meeting, Dec. 22, at 3,

at office of Off. Rec. Norwich. Exam. Jan. 20, at 11, at Shirehall, Norwich. BURTON, JAMES HALLIBURTON, Stamford Hill, sbirt-cutter. Ct. High Court Meeting,

Dec. 23, at 2.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 27, at 11.30, at Bankruptcy

bldgs. BEESON, WALTER, Huddersfield, cloth merchant. Ct. Huddersfield. Meeting,

Dec. 22, at 11, at office of Off. Rec. Huddersfield. Exam. Jan. 11, at 2, at County

Court, Huddersfield. BROADHEAD, FREDERICK WILLIAM (trading as F. W. Broadhead and Son). Leicester,

photographer. Ct. Leicester. Meeting, Dec. 23, at noon, at office of Off. Rec.

Leicester. Exam. Jan. 7, at 10, at the Castle, Leicester. BUNTING, ROBERT OBADIAH, Southsea, gentleman. Ct. Portsmouth. Meeting,

Dec. 22, at 3, at office of Off. Rec. Portsmouth. Exam. Jan. 4, at noon, at Court

house, Portsmouth. BULL, FREDERICK, Southampton, late builder. Ct. Southampton. Meeting, Dec. 29,

at 3, at office of Off. Rec. Southampton. Exam. Dec. 30, at 11, at Court-house,

Southampton BOLTON, THOMAS, Southampton, late licensed victualler. Ct. Southampton. Meeting,

Dec. 29, at 3.30, at office of Off. Rec. Southampton. Exam. Dec. 30, at 11, at

Court-house, Southampton. CLARKE, CHARLES, late Newquay, fish curer. Ct. Truro. Meeting, Dec. 22, at noon,

at office of Off. Rec. Truro. Exam. Jan, 23, at 11.45, at Townball, Truro. DANBY, WILLIAM, Langton, farmer. Ct. Lincoln. Meeting, Dec. 31, at noon,

at office of Off. Rec. Lincoln. Exam Jan. 12, at 3, at Sessions-house, Lincoln. DANDISON, WILLIAM, Torquay, lodging-house keeper. Ot. Exeter. Meeting, Dec. 22,

at 11, at office of Off. Rec. Exeter. Exam. Dec. 31, at 11.90, at the Castle, Exeter. DE FALBE, CARL VIGANT, late Grosvenor-eq. Ct. High Court. Meeting, Dec. 23,

at 11, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 27, at 11.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. EARL, STEPHEN, late London-wall. Ct. High Court.' Meeting, Dec. 23, at 2.30,

at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 28, at noon, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. EVANS, EVAN HARRIS, Plasyfelin, draper. Ct. Neath. Meeting, Dec. 28, at 2.15,

at office of Off. Rec. Swansea. Exam. Jan. 19, at 11.30, at Townhall, Neath. EVANS, JAMES, Croesgoch, licensed victualler. Ct. Pembroke Dock. Meeting,

Dec. 22, at 3, at office of Or. Rec. Carmarthen. Exam. Jan 15, at 11.30, at Tem

perance-hall, Pembroke Dock. EATON, WILLIAM, and HANCOCK, FRANK, Whaley Bridge, slipper manufacturers. Ct.

Stockport. Meeting, Dec. 22, at 11.30, at omice of Off. Rec. Stockport. Exam.

Jan. 28, at 10.15, at Court-house, Stockport. FURNELL, HENRY, Tisbury, late carrier. Ct. Salisbury. Meeting, Dec. 22, at 1,

at office of Off. Rec. Salisbury. Exam. Jan. 21, at 2, at Council-house, Salisbury. FORCE, ARTHUR, Gosport, draper, Ct. Portsmouth. Meeting. Dec. 23, at 12.30,

at 145, Cheapside. Exam. Jan. 4, at noon, at Court-house, Portsmouth. GEORGE, CHARLES FREDERICK (trading as C. F. George and Co.), Midhurst, grocer.

Ct. Brighton Meeting. Dec. 22, at 2, at 21, Railway-approach, London Bridge.

Exam. Jan. 7, at 11, at Court-house, Brighton. HAYDEN, ANNA, Ledbury-rd, Bayswater, lodging-house keeper, widow. Ct. High

Court. Meeting, Dec. 23, at 11, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan, 28, at 11.30,

at Bankruptcy-bldge. HYDE, LORENZO (trading as Hyde Brothers), Lugard-rd, Peckham, carriage-builder.

Ct. High Court. Meeting, Dec. 23, at noon, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 28,

at 11.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. HAGENBUCH, CHARLES HENRY, Manningham, drysalter. Ct. Bradford, Yorks.

Meeting, Dec. 22, at 11, at office of Off. Rec. Bradford. Exam. Jan. 7, at 10, at

County Court, Bradford. HELLIWELL, JOSEPH, Keighley, contractor. Ct. Bradford, Yorkg. Meeting, Dec. 22,

at noon, at office of Off, Kec. Bradford. Exam. Jan, 7, at 10, at County Court,

Bradford. HETHERINGTON, ROBERT, Cowpen Quay, grocer. Ct. Newcastle-on-Tyne. Meeting,

Dec. 22, at 10.30, at office of Off. Rec. Newcastle-on-Tyre. Exam. Dec. 31, at

11.30, at County Court, Newcastle-on-Tyne. JACKSON, W. Evans, St. Mildred's-ct, Poultry. Ct. High Court. Meeting, Dec. 22,

at 1, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 28, at 11.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. KENRICK, FREDERICK WILLIAM, late Horncastle, chemist. Ct. Lincoln. Meeting,

Dec 31, at 12.30, at office of Off. Rec. Lincoln. Exam. Jan. 12, at 3, at Sessions

house, Lincoln. LOCKYER, CONRAD WILLIAM, St. Julian's Farm-rd, West Norwood, physician, Ct.

High Court. Meeting, Dec. 22, at noon, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 22,

at 12.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. LANGFIELD, EMILY, Rhyl, confectioner, widow. Ct. Bangor. Meeting, Dec. 23, at 11,

at Royal hotel, Rhyl. Exam. Jan. 7. at 12:15, at Magistrates'-room, Bangor. LEWIS, JOHN, Pencader, weaver. Ct. Carmarthen. Meeting, Dec. 22, at 12.45, at

office of Or. Rec. Carmarthen. Exam. Jan, 13, at 11, at Guildhall, Carmarthen. MORRIS, TEOMAS, Scarborough, fish dealer. Ct. Scarborough. Meeting, Dec. 22,

at noon, at office of Off. Rec. Scarborough. Exam. Jan. 19, at noon, at Court

house, Scarborough. MEADOWS, ERNEST, Streatham common, cheesemonger. Ct. Wandsworth. Meeting,

Dec. 22, at 12.30, at 24, Railway-approach, London-bridge. Exam. Dec. 31, at

noon, at Court-house, Wandsworth. MIDDLETON, BENJAMIN, Topsfield-parade, Crouch End, china dealer. Ct. High Court.

Meeting, Dec. 22, at 1, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 22, at 12.30, at Bank

ruptcy-bldge. NORTHCOTT, ROGER SECCOMBE, Poughill, butcher. Ct. Barnstaple. Meeting, Dec. 23,

at 2, at Underhill's Railway hotel, Exeter. Exam. Jan. 19, at 11, at Bridge-hall,

Barnstaple. PERRIN, CHARLES, late Plymouth, major in Her Majesty's service. Ct. High Court.

Meeting, Dec. 22, at ii, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 22, at 1, at Bank

ruptcy-bldgs. PEARSON, WILLIAM HENRY, late Sparkbrook, grocer. Ct. Birmingham. Meeting,

Dec. 23, at 11, at 23, Colmore-row, Birmingham. Exam. Jan. 15, at 2, at County

Court, Birmingham. ROBERTS, HUGH, Pant Teg, farmer. Ct. Bangor. Meeting, Dec. 23, at 2, at Junction

hotel, Llandudno Junction. Exam. Jan. 7, at 12.15, at Magistrates'-room, Bangor. RAMSDEN, WILLIAM, Leeds, commission agent. Ot. Leeds. Meeting, Dec. 29, at 11,

at office of Off. Rec. Leeds. Exam. Jan. 12, at 11, at County Court-house, Leeds. ROBINSON, GEORGE, Liverpool, builder. Ct. Liverpool. Meeting, Dec. 30, at noon,

at office of Off. Rec. Liverpool. Exam. Dec. 31, at 11, at Court-house, Liverpool. SCHOFIELD, WILLIAM EDMUND (trading as CloggSchofield, and Co.), Heywood,

wine merchant. Ct. Bolton. Meeting, Dec. 23, at 3, at 16, Wood-st, Bolton.

Exam. Jan. 11, at 11, at Court-house, Bolton. SMITH, HERBERT, Uttoxeter, greengrocer. Ct. Burton-on-Trent. Meeting, Dec. 22,

at 11, at office of Ori. Rec. Derby. Exam. Jan. 18, at noon, at Court-house,

Burton-on-Trent. SAVAGE, WALTER GEORGE, late Loughborough, watchmaker. Ct. Leicester.

Meeting, Dec. 22, at 2.30, at office of Oir. Rec. Birmingham. Exam. Jan. 7, at 10,

at the Castle, Leicester. SHARPE, GEORGE THOMAS, Towcester, hairdresser. Ct. Northampton. Meeting,

Dec. 22, at 12.30, at County Court-bldgs, Northampton. Exam. Jan. 12, at noon,

at County-hall, Northampton. THOMSON, JAMES, Lonsdale-sq, Islington, draper. Ct. High Court. Meeting, Dec. 22,

at 2.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 26, at 11.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs, TAYLOR, Tom, Bridlington, tailor. Ct, Scarborough. Meeting, Dec. 22, at 22,

at office of Off. Rec. Scarborough. Exam. Jan. 19, at noon, at Court-house, Scarborough.

LAMBERT, ROBERT WILLIAM, Redbourne, blacksmith. Ct. Great Grimsby. Order,

Dec. 10. LUCOP. FRANCIS CHARLES, Kingston-upon-Hull, ferryman. Ct. Kingston-upon-Hull.

Order, Dec. 10. MYERS, WILLIAM, Middlesbrough, glass merchant. Ct. Stockton-on-Tees and

Middlesbrough. Order, Dec. 10. MIDDLETON, BENJAMIN, Crouch-end, china dealer. Ct. High Court. Order, Dec, 10. MULLEN, LUCY JEMIMA (trading as B. William), Ivy-lane, Paternoster-row, music

publisher, widow. Ct. High Court. Order, Dec. 12. OSBORNE, RICHARD FREDERICK, Southampton, hosier. Ct. Southampton. Order,

Dec. 12. PEARSON, WILLIAM HENRY, late Birmingham, grocer. Ct. Birmingham. Order,

Dec. 4. PEARSON, CHARLES HARRY, Tunstall, joiner. Ct. Hanley, Burslem, and Tunstall.

Order, Dec. 12, ROBINSON, GEORGE, Liverpool, builder. Ct. Liverpool. Order, Dec. 12. RICHARDS, THOMAS, Ystrad Rhondda, grocer. Ot. Pontypridd. Order, Dec. 11. SCHUMACHER, HUBERT, late Wellington-rd, Battersea, cab proprietor. Ct. High

Court. Order, Dec. 10. SHAND, EDGAR, Laurence Pountney-hill, steamboat owner. Ct. High Court. Order,

Dec. 11. SCHOFIELD, WILLIAM EDMUND (trading_as Clegg, Schofield, and Co.), Heywood,

wine merchant. Ct. Bolton. Order, Dec. 11. SMITA, HERBERT, Uttoxeter, greengrocer. Ct. Burton-on-Trent. Order, Dec. 11. SALMON, SAMUEL, Abergwynfi

, ale merchant. Ct. Cardiff, Order, Dec. 11. SAVAGE, WALTER GEORGE, late Loughborough, watchmaker. Ct. Leicester. Order,

Dec. 10. TILLOTT, CAARLES, Leamington, baker. Ct. Warwick. Order, Dec. 11. TIMSON, W. JOHNSON (trading as W. Johnson, Timson, and Co.), late Birmingham,

cycle fittings manufacturer. Ct. Birmingham. Order, Dec. 8. TAYLOR, JAMES, Old Broad-st, merchant, Ot. High Court. Order, Dec. 10. VINER, FRANCIS, West Hartlepool, innkeeper. Ct. Sunderland Order. Dec. 11. WHITE, FREDERICK, Biggleswade, tinman. Ct. Bedford. Order, Dec. 10. WINGROVE, JOHN GEORGE, Purfleet, hotel proprietor. Ct. Rochester, Order, Dec. 12.

ADJUDICATION ANNULLED.

GAZETTE, DEC. 11. WRIGAT, JOHN, Chatteris, miller. Ct. Peterborough. Adjudication, May 8, 1895. Annulment, Dec. 8, 1896.

GAZETTE, DEC. 15. SPENCE, JOHN KIRKMAM, Spilsby, ironmonger. Ct. Boston. Adjudication, Aug. 31.

Annulment, Dec. 10. SMITA, CHARLES HENRY, Allerton, mill manager. Ct. Bradford, Yorks. Adjudica

tion, Aug. 3, 1894. Annulment, Dec. 3, 1896.

TILLOTT, CHARLES, Lenmington, baker. Ct. Warwick. Meeting, Dec. 29, at 12.30,

at office of On Rec., Coventry. Exam. Jan. 13, at 2, at Shirehall, Warwick, TATCHELL, JOHN. Montacate, innkeeper. Ct. Yeovil. 'Meeting, Dec. 22, at 12.30,

at office of Off. Rec. Salisbury. Exam. Jan. 14, at noon, at Townhall, Yeovil. WILLIAMS, JOHN. Llanwrda, farmer. Ct. Carmarthen. Meeting, Dec. 22, at noon, at

office of Off. Rec. Carmarthen. Exam. Jan, 13, at 11, at Guildhall, Carmarthen. WYATT, THOMAS WILLJAM, and SMITH, JOHN HERBERT, Desborough, stay manufac

turers. Ct. Northampton. Meeting, Dec. 22, at 12.30, at office of Off. Rec.

Leicester. Exam. Jan. 12, at noon, at County-hall, Northampton. WINGROVE, JOAN GEORGE, Purfleet, hotel proprietor. Ct. Rochester. Meeting,

Dec. 23, at 12.15, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 11, at 2, at Court-house,

Rochester. WOOTTON, THOMAS, Kingswinford, grocer. Cr. Stourbridge. Meeting, Dec. 22, at 2,

at offices of W. R. Skelding, auctioneer, Stourbridge. Exam. Dec. 22, at 2.30, at Court-house, Stourbridge.

ADJUDICATIONS.

GAZETTE, DEC. 11. ABBOTT, GEORGE Evans, jun., late Kettering, heel manufacturer. Ct. Northampton.

Order, Dec. 7. BEASLEY, GEORGE LINGFIELD, Sunderland-ter, Westbourne-sq, Bayswater, gentleman.

Ct. High Court. Order, Dec. 8. BENNETT, ARTHUR GITTENS, Eastcheap, commercial clerk. Ct. High Court. Order,

Dec. S. BOND, MARGARET, Accrington, heald knitter, spinster. Ct. Blackburn. Order,

Dec. 7. BARNETT, GEORGE HENRY (trading as G. H. Barnett and Co.), Stonehouse, tailor.

Ct. Gloucester. Order, Dec. 7. BALLS, GEORGE, Great Yarmouth, fishing-boat owner. Ct. Great Yarmouth. Order,

Dec. 9. BEWLEY, THOMAS EDWARD, Broxbourne, miller. Ct. Hertford. Order, Dec. 5. BEESON, WALTER, late Huddersfield, cloth merchant. Ct. Huddersfield. Order,

Dec. 7. BROOKSHAW, WILLIAM, late Shavington-cum-Gresty, corn miller. Ct. Nantwich and

Crewe. Order, Dec. 7. BOYNTON, HARRY THOMAS, Ventnor, pork butcher. Ct. Newport and Byde. Order,

Dec. 2. BELL, SAMUEL JOHN, Hargham, farmer. Ct. Norwich. Order, Dec. 7. BLAKE, ARTHUR WILLIAM, Heigham, watchmaker. Ct. Norwich. Order, Dec. 9, BOLTON, THOMAS, Southampton, late licensed victualler. Ct. Southampton. Order,

Dec. 8. BULL, FREDERICK, Southampton, late builder. Ct. Southampton. Order, Dec. 8, CHRISTEN, ARMAND AUGUST (described in receiving order as A. Christen), Great

Russell-st, Bedford-sq, advertising contractor. Ct, High Court. Order, Dec. 7. CRISTEL, GEORGE, Fulham-rd, tailor. Ct. High Court. Order, Dec. 8. COATES, C. I., Bristol, late grocer. Ct. Bristol. Order, Dec. 7. CARLTON, JOSEPH, late Carlton-cum-Ouzlewell Green, publican. Ct. Leeds. Order,

Dec. 4. DODD, ANTHONY, Wrexham, grocer. Ot. Wrexham. Order, Dec. 7. EATON, ARTHUR, and EATON, PERCY (trading as Eaton and Co.), Bread-st, mantle

manufacturers. Ct, High Court. Order, Dec. 9. FRANKLIN, JOSIAH GEORGE, Shrewsbury, auctioneer. Ct. Shrewsbury. Order,

Dec. 7. GREGORY, JAMES, Tintwistle, greengrocer. Ct. Ashton-under-Lyne and Stalybridge.

Order, Dec. 8. GOUGE, GEORGE, Cardiff, late licensed victualler. Ct. Cardiff. Order, Nov. 7. GEORGE, FENNEMORE, late Nottingham, cycle manufacturer. Ct. Nottingham.

Order, Dec. 8. HAYDEN, ANNA, Ledbury-rd, Bayswater, lodging-house keeper, widow. Ct. High

Court. Order, Dec. 9. HYDE, LORENZO (trading as Byde Brothers), Lugard-rd, Peckham, carriage builder.

Ct. High Court. Order, Dec. 7. HOLMES, WILLIAM REEVE Old Normanton, market gardener. Ct. Derby. Order,

Dec. 7. HOLMES, JAMES, Newcastle-on-Tyne, cab proprietor. Ct. Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Order, Dec. 8. LOCKYER, CONRAD WILLIAM, St. Julian's Farm-rd, West Norwood, physiciai. Ct.

High Court. Order, Dec. 8. MELLING, EDWARD, Aighton Bailey and Chaigley, farmer. Ct. Blackburn. Order,

Dec. 9. MORRIS, RICHARD, Ryde, grocer. Newport and Ryde. Order. Dec. 8. MORRIS, THOMAS, Scarborough, fish dealer. Ct. Scarborough. Order, Dec. 7. NORTHCOTT, ROGER PECOOMBE, Poughill and Bude, butcher. Ct. Barnstaple. Order,

Dec. 7. OWEN, EVAN PROBERT (trading as Owen Brothers), Bristol, corn merchant. Ct.

Bristol. Order, Dec. 8. PARRY, EDWIN DAVID, late Caerphilly, publican. Ct. Cardiff. Order, Dec. 8. PERRIN, CHARLES, late Plymouth, major in the army. Ct. High Court. Order,

Dec. S. PHILLIPS, F. C., late Hogarth-rd, South Kensington, playwright. Ct. High Court.

Order, Dec. 9. REED, HOWARD, Gloucester, theatrical manager. Ct. Gloucester. Order, Dec. 9. ROBERTS, HUGH, Dalgarrog, farmer. Ct. Bangor. Order, Dec. 7. SIMPSON, FRED, Keighley, coal agent. Ct. Bradford, Yorks. Order, Dec. 7. TINDALL, JAMES, Kingston-upon-Hull, cowkeeper. Ct. Kingston-upon-Huli. Order,

Dec, 4. TRAWFORD, JOHN, Bloxwich, brushmaker. Walsall. Order, Dec. 8. WHITECHURCH, HENRY, Fort-rd, Bermondsey, tally draper. Ct. High Court. Order, Dec. 7.

GAZETTE, DEC. 15. BATES, ALFRED, and STEVENS, WILLIAM, Willesden-green, builders. Ct. High Court.

Order, Dec. 12. RLAKEMORE, SALLEL, New Brighton, builder. Ct, Birkenhead. Order, Dec. 10. BIRTWHISTLE, LEWIS, Halifax, draper. Ot. Halifax. Order, Dec. 11. BROADHEAD, FREDERICK WILLIAM (trading as F. W. Broadhead and Son), Leicester,

photographer. Ct. Leicester. Order, Dec. 9. RARRELL, JAMES, Senghenydd, baker. Ct. Pontypridd. Order, Dec. 11, COPLESTON, EDWIX, late Luton, retired straw-hat manufacturer. Ct. Luton. Order,

Dec. 10. COTTIER, WILLIAM SOMERVILLE, Plymouth, marble merchant. Ct. Plymouth and

East Stonehouse. Order, Dec. 11. CLARKE, CHARLES, Newquay, late fishmonger. Ct. Truro. Order, Dec. 10. COOK, G, S., Streatham, builder. Ct. Wandsworth. Order, Dec. 11. DANDISOX, WILLIAM, Torquay, lodging-house keeper. Ct. Exeter. Order, Dec. 12. DAWSON, HARRY, Leeds, clerk Ct. Leeds. Order, Dec. 10. DODDS, ARTHUR PATRICK (trading as Dodds Brother and Co.), iron merchant. Ct.

Newcastle-on-Tyne. Order, Dec. 9. EARL, STEPHEN, late London-wall. Ct. High Court. Order. Dec. 11. EVANS, EVAX HARRIS, Neath, draper. Ct. Neath Order, Dec. 12. EVANS, DAVID, Maesyowmmer, journeyman carpenter. Ct. Newport, Mon. Order,

Dec, 11. FURNELL, HENRY, Tisbury, late carrier. Ct. Salisbury. Order, Dec. 10. GBOVE, EDITH, Swansea, hotel-keeper, widow. Ct. Swansea. Order, Dec. 11. (TRAHAM, EDWARD IRVINO, Sebergham, farmer. Ct. Carllsle. Order, Dec. 11. GOLDSMITH, T. B., late Lancaster-road. Notting-hill. Ot High Court. Order, Dec. 11. GREENING, ROBERT. jun., late Hôtel Métropole, Charing-cross, solicitor. Ct. High

Court. Order, Dec. 1.
HILL, ROTHERAY, Clapham-road. Ct. High Court, Order, Dec. 12.
HELLIWELL, JOSEPH, Keighley, contractor. Ct. Bradford, Yorks. Order, Dec. 10.
HILL, SAMUEL, Widnes, butcher. Ct. Liverpool. Order, Dec. 11.
INGDAM. W. H., Deronshire-st, Great Portland-street, company promoter. Ct.

High Court. Order, i en ll.
LACEY, ALBERT, Birmingham, plater. Ct. Birmingham. Order, Dec. 8.

Winding-up of Companies.
THE COMPANIES ACTS 1862 TO 1890.

WINDING-UP ORDERS.

GAZETTE, DEC. 11. PETROLEUM PROPRIETARY LIMITED, Cornhill. Ct. High Court. Order, Dec. 2. Pet.

Nov. 13. THOMAS EDWARD BRINSMEAD AND SONS LIMITED, Cannon-st. Ct. High Court. Order, Dec. 3. Pet. Aug. 26.

GAZETEE, DEC. 15. INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF AUCTIONEERS AND VALUERS, Chancery-la. Ct. High

Court. Order, Dec. 7, Pet. Nov. 24. INHAN'S Yacht AND SHIPYARD LIMITED, Lymington. Ct. Southampton. Order, Dec. 1. Pet. Nov. 9.

FIRST MEETING.

GAZETTE, DEC. 11. THOMAS EDWARD BRINSMEAD AND SONS LIMITED, Cannon-st. Ct. High Court.

Meeting, creditors, Dec. 18, at 11, at 33, Carey-st; contributories, at noon, at the Inns of Court hotel, Lincoln's-inn-flds.

NOTICES OF INTENDED DIVIDENDS.

GAZETTE, DEC. 11. BRYAN BROTHERS LIMITED, Wright's-bldgs, Grange-rd, Bermondsey. Ct. High Court.

Last day for proofs, Dec. 29. Liquidator, Samuel Wheeler, 33, Carey-st. MIDLAND OIL COMPANY LIMITED, Liverpool. Ct. Liverpool. Last day for proofs,

Dec. 26. Liquidator, James Marsh Clark, 13, St. Ann-st, Manchester. PWLLHELI GAS COMPANY, Pwllheli. Ct. Portmadoc and Blaenau Festiniog. Last

day for proofs, Dec. 31. Liquidator, Llewellyn Iugh-Jones, Crypt-chmbrs, East

gate-row, Chester, QUEEN ANNE AND GARDEN MANSIONS LIMITED, Queen Anne's-mansions, St. James's

Park. Ct. High Court. Last day for proofs, Dec. 29. Liquidator, George

Stapylton Barnes, 33, Carey-st. SOUTH AMERICAN AND MEXICAN COMPANY LIMITED. Winchester House, Old Broad-st.

Ct. High Court. Last day for proofs, Dec. 29. Liquidator, George Stapelton

Barnes, 33, Carey-st. WILLIAM LEVETT AND CO. LIMITED, Eastcheap Ct. High Court. Last day for proofs, Dec. 29. Liquidator, George Stapylton Barnes, 33, Carey-st.

GAZETTE, DEC. 15. ALLIANCE FINANCIAL CORPORATION LIMITED, Queen Victoria-st. Ct. High Court.

Last day for proofs, Dec. 29. Liquidator, George Stapylton Barnes, 38, Carey-st.

NOTICE OF DIVIDEND,

GAZETTE, Dec. 11. EFFECTIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY LIMITED, Ludgate-hill. 'Ct. High Court. Amount

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BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.

MARRIAGES. BARBER-DE BRISAY.--On the 3rd inst., at Colombo, William Priestley, elder son of

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Thompson, widow of the late Henry Thompson, of Grantham, Solicitor, eged

80 years. WILKINSON.-On the 13th inst., at 61, Adelaide-rd, Hampstead, Harriet Eleanor

Wilkinson, aged 81, eldest daughter of the late T. T. Wilkinson, Barrister-at-law.

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CONTENTS.

MR. SWIFT MacNEILL, of the Irish Bar and the House of Commons, in a letter to the Times, slays the slain in a criticism of Mr. Justice GRANTHAM's device for employing the Irish judges. Here is a pastime for Christmas--take this passage and find the satire :

I shall not, I am sure, be misunderstood in remarking that Mr. Justice Grantham's patronage (no doubt unconscious) of that body [i.e., the Irish Judiciary], whom he describes as “ equally as able as ourselves," having regard to the intellectual eminence of the Irish judiciary, taken as a whole, and numbering among its members such names as Palles, Walker, Porter, and FitzGibbon, is somewhat inapplicable. A puisne judgeship, which is in England an office in the gift of the Lord Chancellor, has, since 1834, been regarded in Ireland as a first-class professional prize which it is the practice for the law officers of the Crown to accept.

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REPORTS.

REG. 0. SMALMÁN - Criminal law

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or servant - Assistant Overseer COURT OF APPEAL.

Servant of inhabitants of parishRe WILSON-STEWART: KEOWN-BOYD.

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TO READERS AND CORRESPONDENTS.. 171 CHANCERY DIVISION.

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OUR LITERARY COLUMN.-Sir Thomas Priority

387
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191

Publication Act 1893 Permissible question-Larceny and misdemeanour -- Practice - Indict

THE GAZETTES...

192 ment-Multiplying counts in ......... 392 BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS 194 Vol. CII.-No. 2804.

It is desirable to gather together in a legal journal lay opinion upon questions affecting the administration of the law. There is a growing concurrence on all hands in favour of compelling the retirement of judges who have earned their pensions. From this view there is no dissentient voice in the Press, whilst it is supported strongly by the Morning Post, which, although Conservative in politics, has always been progressive and enlightened on legal matters. On Tuesday it said :

The Michaelmas Law Sittings came to an end yesterday under circumstances not so favourable to the condition of business in the Queen's Bench Division as those which characterised the commencement of the sittings. The prolonged illness of Lord Justice Kay necessitated the attendance of the Lord Chief Justice in the second Court of Appeal, in order that the final appeals in Chancery might be heard before a fullyconstituted court. The absence of the head of the Queen's Bench Division from his own court, and the withdrawal of the greater number of the common law judges to discharge the duties of the assizes for a considerable portion of the sittings, have tended to reintroduce that delay on the common law side of the courts in London which has done so much to disgust and dishearten suitors with our system of legal procedure. It

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to entertain the suit what is to be done ? Appeal after appeal from the Consistory Courts of the Chancellors of the various English dioceses has been lodged only to be quietly withdrawn and consigned to limbo. In the Hereford case, not merely was the judgment of the court delivered by a Surrogate, i.e., a deputy, but the Dean of the Arches refused even to hear the arguments of counsel upon the point of jurisdiction—a course which would have provoked an outcry if (per impossibile) it had been adopted by one of HER MAJESTY's judges of the Queen's Bench or Chancery Divisions. The Dean of the Arches is over eighty years of age, and, according to Whitaker's Almanack, is in receipt of a salary of £5000 a year. Surely, if he is not prepared to perform the duties of his office, the sooner he makes way

for younger and stronger men the better.” We may inform our contemporary that the Hardwicke Society has decided that there must be an end of this sort of thing. From a judge's point of view eighty is boyhood. The Profession thinks differently. What the Hardwicke thinks to-day England will think in a few weeks.

is announced that Lord Justice Kay will, in all probability, be enabled to resume his place in the Court of Appeal next sittings, but if he should not be able to do so would be well for him to consider whether he ought not to retire with the pension to which bis eminent services have for some time entitled him. He has been compelled on a former occasion to absent bimself from bis duties for a considerable time, and the interests of public economy in no way demand that judges should incapacitate themselves from enjoying the evening of their lives in healthful repose by an honourable but ineffectual effort to continue their services beyond the period which entitles them to their pensions. It is highly commendable for judges who are hale and strong in mind and body to give the public the benefit of their ripe experience, even when they might enjoy the luxury of pensioned ease, but it is no public economy to save a judge's pension by continuing his full salary in the case of protracted illness, and by either paying a substitute, as in the case of the appointment of a commissioner of assize, or by depriving the public of the services of the full staff of the judicial bench when one judge is called away from his own duties to perform the duties of another. The delay of justice and the procrastination of the trial of suits which are ready for hearing costs the general community far more in pounds, shillings, and pence, than the salary of an extra judge, even if he has not quite enough work to occupy him all the year round. The courts exist, or ought to exist, for the purpose of promptly determining all matters requiring a judicial decision for their settlement, and the idea that the number of judges should be proportioned to the minimum rather than the maximum amount of work for them to do is as erroneous as it is unworthy of a highly civilised and wealthy nation. We believe it was the late Lord Blackburn who maintained that a judge who was physically and mentally efficient would always pay for his own salary and that of his staff through the fees payable in respect of the business he would attract to his court. Economy is most desirable in every branch of the public service, but economy without efficiency is a thoroughly false ideal. The flow of promotion which it is deemed so essential to secure in our naval, military, and civil services by compulsory retirement at fixed ages, is no less desirable in the episcopal and judicial benches and the ranks from which they are recruited. The tragic incident of the death of the man Kast in prison before his trial had concluded has a parallel in the Irish State trials. A clergyman of the Church of England, named Jackson, a person of revolutionary principles, was sent over to Ireland in 1796 from France, for the purpose of planning an invasion of that country by the French. He was betrayed by an informer to the English Government, tried for high treason, and convicted, but not sentenced, to be executed. Lord Chief Justice WHITESIDE thus relates the sequel : “Jackson's wife, on the morning that he was brought down to court to receive sentence, visited him in prison and gave him some tea. While proceeding in a carriage, he was observed to put his head out of the window, to be ghastly pale and very

sick. Arrived in court and in the dock, he beckoned to his counsel CURRAN to whom he whispered, “We have deceived the Senate." When required by the officer of the court he held up his hand, but it fell feebly in a moment. The doctor was sent for, and the judge inquired, “Is the prisoner competent to hear the judgment of the court ? The doctor replied, “My Lord, he is dead!” JACKSON had swallowed poison in his tea. The judge would not sentence him, so his property (forfeitures had not of course then been abolished) was saved for his family. The Sheriff did not know what to do with the body of JACKSON and asked the distinguished judge what he would do with it; but the judge did not know more than the sheriff, and therefore said with infinite gravity, “Mr. Sheriff, you will do as in such cases is usual”; (Whiteside's Life and Death of the Irish Parliament, p. 192). A WRITER in the Westminster Gazette says : lamentable thing is that a court with such noble traditions as the Arches Court of Canterbury should have fallen upon such evil times in these latter days. In the palmy days of Sir JOHN NICHOL, Dr. LUSHINGTON, and Sir ROBERT PHILLIMORE, its reputation stood deservedly high, and it ranked with any court in the kingdom. For the last dozen years the difficulty has been to induce the Dean of the Arches to hold a court at all. There are many important points of ecclesiastical law crying out for an authoritative decision by the highest appellate tribunal, but Lord PENZANCE's court stops the way. The Privy Council can only be reached through the Arches, and if the Dean refuses

It has been stated that the contents of a telegram by HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN to Mrs. Benson on the occasion of the death of the late ARCHBISŇOP OF CANTERBURY were divulged to the representative of the Central News Agency by the Hawarden post-mistress, and it is added that the post-mistress has since been dismissed from her office. In connection with this subject it is material to direct attention to the very stringent provisions of the Telegraph Act 1868, against the disclosure of telegraphic messages by post-office officials. It is enacted by sect. 20 of that Act that “any person having official duties connected with the Post-office who shall, contrary to his duty, disclose the contents, or any part of the contents, of any telegraphic message shall be guilty of a misdemeanour, and shall, upon conviction, be subject to imprisonment for a term not exceeding twelve calendar months,” and “the Postmaster General,” it is added, “shall make regulations to carry out the intentions of this section, and to prevent the improper use by any person in his employment, or acting on his behalf, of any knowledge he may acquire of the contents of any telegraphic message.

It is, perhaps, in pursuance of these regulations that the Hawarden post-mistress has been dismissed, but it may possibly be that the authorities may see their way to carry the matter still further, and inquire into the circumstances under which a “representative of the Central News Agency” got possession of the contents of the telegram. It is of great importance to the public that the contents of telegrams should be kept secret, and the successful prosecution, as an abettor, of a “ Central News representative,” or anyone else who should be proved to have bribed a Post-office official into a breach of his duty to maintain secrecy, would have a very wholesome effect.

“ The really

SIMONY is not immorality within the meaning of the Clergy Discipline Act 1892. So it has been held by the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, reversing the judgment of Dr. TRISTRAM as judge of the Consistory Court of London in the case of A Beneficed Clerk v. Lee, and in the same case it was held that it is not an immoral act falsely to make the declaration against simony prescribed by the Clerical Subscription Act 1865. Surprising as this judgment may be, we cannot see how its correctness in law can on the first point be questioned, although, as the Judicial Committee observed, there is no doubt that “the general councils, whose authority is accepted by the Church of England, the canons, and many judges and writers of recognised position have in all ages condemned simony in most emphatic terms.” The words of the Clergy Discipline Act which bear on the point are seemingly precise. They allow of the prosecution under the Act of “any clergyman either convicted by a temporal court of an ecclesiastical offence, or “alleged to have been guilty of

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any immoral act, immoral conduct, or immoral habit, or of any offence against the laws ecclesiastical, being an offence against morality, and not being a question of doctrine or ritual." That simony is not an immoral act may be readily conceded, but we cannot come to the same conclusion as the Judicial Committee with regard to conscious falsehood, such as that coming within the terms of the Clerical Subscription Act 1865. The declaration prescribed by sect. 2 of that Act is to the effect that the clerk has not made by himself or by any other person any payment, contract, or promise of any kind whatsoever which, to the best of his knowledge or belief, is simoniacal. True, indeed, it is that the Royal Commissioners who reported on Church Patronage in 1879 did not hesitate to assert that "clergymen of good character and repute have been parties to transactions which the law considers simoniacal,” but of the simoniacal character of which no doubt they themselves are ignorant. It is obvious, however, that cases may arise in which there can be no doubt as to a transaction whether it is simoniacal or not, and the reasonable possibility of any transaction alleged to be simoniacal being in fact so to the knowledge of the incriminated clerk would seem to be enough to lay a foundation for the jurisdiction under the Act of 1892 being exercised, unless it be good law that conscious falsehood is not“ immoral.”

University or by the Council of Legal Education, or the Incor. porated Law Society—has been the object of unnumbered comments. The block on the Bench, caused by the retention of judicial seats by ten judges who have earned their pension, has raised the ire and excited the ridicule of many of the most earnest Conservatives in the Profession. Stagnation on the Bench means stagnation in the Profession ; stagnation in the Profession means idleness for the many and overwork for the very few ; idleness for the many means that the supply of able, well-trained men will not, in a few years, be sufficient to supply the demand. In this the legal Radical has seen his opportunity, and has not hesitated to use it with a vigour that is likely before long to take full effect. But the Profession itself, how about that? The legal Radical answers: “It is not (or was not till quite recently) a Profession; it was, or is, a herd, each member of which browses for his own benefit without any sense of the advantages of union.” Such a statement is, doubtless, exaggerated, but there is certainly evidence to support a modified form of it. Not 25 per cent. of the practising part of the Profession belong to the Benevolent Association, and until the movement that resulted in the Bar Committee and Bar Council, the only bond between the members of the Profession was a vague professional etiquette, the mysterious and rarely exercised superintendence of the four Mother Inns, and the discipline of the Circuits. The legal Radical has recently been inquiring into the historical position of these Inns. He finds that they are now governed by cooptative Benchers, who have an aggregate yearly income of £100,000, concerning the expenditure of which they make no return whatever to the Profession. History shows that these Benchers were trustees for the members of the respective inns, that they were formerly assisted in their deliberations by popularly elected members of the Outer Bar, and that in former days they rendered accounts. Here is the very machinery that we need to organise our Profession, exclaims the legal Radical ; if we can only get hold of it the need for diverse bodies such as the Benevolent Association, the Council of Legal Education, the Bar Council will vanish. Let us have one central elective governing body, formed by the amalgamation of the inns, that will direct all the affairs of our little kingdom, and be to law what the General Medical Council is to medicine. With such schemes and ideals, the legal Radical moves along his path, unabashed by rebuffs, and certainly unashamed. His watchwords are: Reform in legal procedure, in legal administration, in legal professional governance, and in legal education. He belongs to no party, but his principles are gradually pervading the entirety of the Profession-from its busy height to its idle depth.

TWO TEMPLE INSCRIPTIONS. Oh, let me build : I'm treasurer now,

And easily can make a fair case, For spending handsomely a thou

On something like a Bencher's staircase. I dream't I dwelt in marble halls,

And other things you may think odd-eh? Of palaces for each Term's calls,

All gilt with gold and nothing shoddy. And o'er the door the horse with wings

The arms of some long dead Tom Noddy : And he shall Christmas carols sing,

In praise of Sheffield's S. D. Wr. Whilst not to be outdone or beat,

The Middle thought some coin it drop would ; And if you listen you'll hear bleat

The Paschal lamb in praise of H--d.

THE LEGAL RADICAL.

[By a Junior Barrister.] The past sittings have exhibited in a marked degree the ever-growing vigour, petulance, and vivacity of the legal Radical. No institution has been too sacred for him to attack, no person too high or reverent for him to enter into combat with. Who is, or rather what is, the legal Radical ? The Radical generally defined is a person who, discontented with the existing order of things, advocates, and is prepared vigorously to support, fundamental changes in the state of the society to which he belongs. The legal Radical is, however, not quite so advanced as this. Looking upon the existing state of things in the law and among lawyers, he sees that all is not as it ought to be and as it easily could be. So, like Browning's Prince Hohenstiel-Schwangau, the Saviour of Society, he is desirous of modifying, not revolutionising. He wishes to take existing machinery and to deal with it in such a way that it will work instead of lying rusty and asleep in the engineer's lumber shed. There is scarcely a question of legal reform that has not been advocated with avidity during the last ten weeks. In the Times and elsewhere the legal procedure of the future has been sketched out with a vigour that exposed the exceeding futility of the present system. Sir Harry Poland (who seems also to be among the prophets) has advocated the reform of our present antiquated criminal law procedure with a masterly hand. The subject of legal education and the present wasteful and inefficient methods of dealing with it-whether by the London

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LIABILITY OF SOLICITORS FOR LOST TRUST

FUNDS. The Court of Appeal, in the case of Marsh v. Joseph, has overruled the decision of Mr. Justice Kekewich, and has held that a solicitor, whose name has been used without his consent or knowledge in proceedings to fraudulently get money out of court, although it afterwards came to his knowledge that his name had been used, but without notice of anything fraudulent, and then received his share of the costs of the proceedings, is not liable to make good so much of the fund as has been lost since the time when it came to his knowledge that his name has been improperly used, but that all he is bound to refund are the costs he has received, for they were part of the fund fraudulently obtained, and he has not validly discharged himself of them. As we pointed out in a former article on the same subject (100 L. T. 457), the decision of Mr. Justice Kekewich took the law a step further than that declared in Re Dangar's Trusts (60 L. T. Rep. 491). The Lord Chief Justice, in delivering the judgment of the court, lays down the principle on which the court will act. “It is, that where negligence or other breach of duty is committed by solicitor (an officer of the court) in a matter in which the court has seisin, the court may, and if it can do full justice will, summarily order its officer to make good the loss occasioned by his neglect or breach of duty. But the limit of liability is the measure of the loss flowing from the negligence or breach of duty. The court cannot, merely because the officer has been guilty of misconduct, mulct him in damages. The damages must flow from the act of negligence or misconduct.”

Apart from the doctrine of ratification, there was no ground for fixing the solicitor, whose name had been fraudulently used, with any liability whatever. The question arose whether the receiving costs amounted to such ratification. As the Court said: “At the most it was the ratification of the use of his name in a formal matter for a formal party. Is that enough to fix him with liability for what bad been fraudulently done by Hales for his own purpose ? I think not." Mr. Justice Kekewich beld that, after he became aware of the use of his name, he could be said to be acting as solicitor in the matter, and so was liable. But, in all the cases

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