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the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Mr. J. Chorlton, 38, Bartonarcade, Manchester, the liquidator of the company. Leach and Son, 25, Cross-st,

Manchester, solicitors to the liquidator. FRANK KNOWLES LIMITED.-Petition for winding-up to be heard March 17, before the

court sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand arce and Sons, 8, Giltspurst, 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 March 16. HANNANS MOUNT CHARLOTTE WEST LIMITED.-Petition for winding-up to be heard

March 17, before the Court sitting at the Royal Courts of Justice, Strand. Wyatt, Digby, and Co., 5 and 6, Clement's-inn, Strand, 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

pamed not later than six o'clock on March 16. HOWE CYCLE AND SEWING MACHINE COMPANY LIMITED.-Order for continuation of

voluntary winding-up subject to the supervision of the court made by Mr. Justice Byrne on Feb. 15. Linklater, Addison, Brown, and Jones, 2, Bond-ct,

Walbrook, solicitors for the petitioner. MASSA CARRARA MARBLE COMPANY LIMITED.---Creditors to send in, by April 10,

their names and addresses and the particulars of their claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Mr. L. Hasluck, 17, Holborn-viaduct,

the liquidator of the company. PALMER, LAWLEY, AND LEWIS LIMITED.—Petition for winding-up by, or under, the

supervision of the Warwickshire County Court holden at Birmingham. to be heard March 15, before the Court sitting at the Court-house, Corporation-st, Birmingham, Warwickshire, at half-past ten o'clock. P. Cohen, 7, Waterloo-st, Birmingham, agent for McKenna and Co., 17 and 18, Basinghall-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 March 13. J. AND R. SHORROCK LIMITED (in voluntary liquidation).-Oreditors to send in,

by April 17, their names and addresses and the particulars or their claims, and the names and addresses of tbeir solicitors (if any), to Mr. H. L. Price, 79, Mosley-st, Manchester, the liquidator of the company. F. G. Hindle, 3, Bolton-rd,

Darwen, solicitor to the liquidator. STALYBRIDGE FOUNDRY COMPANY LIMITED (in liquidation).--Creditors to send in, by

April 13, their names and addresses and the particulars of their claims, and the names an addresses of their solicit (if any), to Mr. T. B. Brooks, 104, King-st, Manchester, Lancashire, the liquidator of the company. Addleshaw, Warburton, and Co.,

15, Norfolk-st, Manchester, solicitors for the liquidator. SUBURBAN FLOUR AND GRAIN COMPANY LIMITED.-Creditors to send in, by April 10,

their names and addresses and the particulars of their claims, and ihe names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Mr. L. Hasluck, 17, Holborn-viaduct,

the liquidator of the company. TAMWORTH GOLD MINING COMPANY LIMITED (registered in 1895).--Creditors to send

in, by April 14, their names and addresses and the particulars of their claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Messrs. A. F. Baillie and H. G. M. Congbeare, Dashwood House, 9, New Broad-bt, the liquidators of the company. Ashurst, Morris, Crisp, and Co., 17, Throgmorton-av, solicitors to the

liquidator. WEST GLO'STER COLLIERY COMPANY LIMITED.-Petition for winding-up to be heard

March 26, at the Gloucestershire Court, sitting at the Guildhali, Bristol. Fred Burford, solicitor, Bank-chmbrs, Baldwin-st, Bristol; London agents, Messrs. Sayle, Carter, and Co., 35, Queen Victoria-st. 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

March 25. WEST AUSTRALIAN LAND COMPANY LIMITED.--Creditors to send in, by April 14,

their names and addresses and the particulars of their claims, and the names and addresses of their solicitors (if any), to Messrs. J. Martin and F. Hovenden, Suffolk House, Laurence Pountney-hill, the liquidators of the company. Ashurst, Morris, Crisp, and Co., 17, Throgmorton-av, solicitors to the liquidators.

BLAKE (Charles Paget), M.D., Alverstoke Vale, St. Mary Church, Devonshire.

April 20; Hooper and Wollen, solicitors, Carlton House, Torquay. BROOKE (Leonard), Sedgford, Norfolk, farmer. April 10; W. A. Mellor, solicitor,

Downham Market, Norfolk. CONYERS (James Saltus). Junior United Service Club, St. James's. Westminster,

doctor of medicine. brigade surgeon (retired) of the army medical staff. April 19;

W. H. Herbert, solicitor, 10, Cork-st, Burlington-grdps. COBLEY (William), 17, St. Faith's-rd, Tulse Bill, Streatham, formerly of the

Commercial hotel, Herne Hill, both in Surrey, licensed victualler. April 5; H. J.

Sydney, solicitor, 2, Renfrew-rd, Lambeth. DOBSON (William John), 17, All Saints-rd, Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire, tobacconist.

April 3; J. Freeman, solicitor, Queen Anne-chmbrs. Sunbridge-rd, Bradford. DEAKIN (Caroline), Mornington House, Southgate, widow, formerly of 330, Camden

rd, afterwards of 1, Mornington-villas, Southgate. April 5; Freeman and Son,

solicitors, 7, Foster-la, Cheapside. DOCKRAY (Isabella), Lonsdale-st, Carlisle, Cumberland, butcher. April 9; J. A.

Broughton, solicitor, 81, Castle-st, Carlisle. ELLIS (Ellen), 14, Arnold-st, Liverpool, spinster. April 3; Banks, Kendal, and Taylor,

solicitors, 26, North John-st, Liverpool. EKINS (Philadelphia Jane), 6, Linden-park. Tunbridge Wells, Kent, widow.

March 25; Dawson, Bennett, and Ryde, solicitors, 2, New-sq, Lincoln's-inn. FLINT (William), 14, Fortess-rd, Kentish Town, builder's merchant. April 10; J. H.

Moggridge, solicitor, 4, Furnival's-inn. FINDLAY (James), 179, York-rd, Camden-rd, baker and confectioner. April 5; Hugh

Rose-Innes, solicitor, 2, New-inn, Strand. GRIFFITHS (Elizabeth), Church-st, Kempsey, Worcestershire, widow. March 25 ;

W. W. Gabriel, solicitor, Portugal-st-bldgs, Lincoln's-inn. GODFREY (William), 26,_Alphington-st, St. Thomas-the-Apostle, Deronshire, cab

proprietor. April 1; Friend, Beal, and Tarbet, solicitors, 14, Castle-st, Exeter. GUGGENBUHL (Bruno), 23, Norfolk-st, Strand. April 6; Payne and Lattey, solicitors,

27, Leadenhall-st. GREAVES (Byron), 112, Birkin-ar, Nottingham, gentleman April 10; Eking and

Wyles, solicitors. Long-row, Nottingham. GUTHRIE (Jane Wylie), formerly of 16, Alma-sq, St. John-s Wood, afterwards

of 29, Howley-pl, Paddington. spinster. April 8; W. Mitchell, 25, Fenchurch-st,

agent for Gordon, Smith, and Parker, solicitors, 205, Hope-st, Glasgow. HALL (Thomas), formerly of 14, St. James-parade, Bristol, late of 11, St. James

churchyard, Bristol, gentleman. arch 31; F. J. Clark, solicitor, 5, Unity-st,

College Green, Bristol. HALL (James), Cae Prior, Brecon, auctioneer. April 1; D. W. J. Thomas, solicitor

19, Castle-st, Brecon. HUTCHINSON (Alexandrine Stéphanie Louise), formerly of Leicester, late of Villa

Augusta Commune de la Tour de Peilz, Canton de Vaud, Switzerland, widow.

April 20; Druces and Attlee, solicitors, 10, Billiter-sq. HOMERSHAM (Charles), 130. Hither Green-la, Lewisham, Kent, and of the Yorkshire

Dairy, 198, Lewisham High-rd, Kent, dairyman. Aprill; G. H. Barber and Son,

solicitors, Founders' Hall, 13, St. Swithin's-la. HAZELWOOD (Robert), Valley Farm, Butley, Suffolk, farmer. April 6; F.J. W. Wood,

solicitor, Church-st, Woodbridge. HAWKINS (John James), Burnham-on-Crouch. Essex, oyster merchant. April 14;

Beaumont and Bright, solicitors, Maldon, Essex. HODGKINSON (Mary Ann), 26, Lower Phillimore-pl, Kensington. April 5; Stibbard,

Gibson, and Co., solicitors, 21, Leadenhall-st. HEMSWORTH (Harriett), Monk Fryston Park, Yorkshire, widow. May 1; Simpsons

and Denham, solicitors, 47, Albion-st, Leeds. JEFFERSON (Henry), Springfield, near Whitehaven, Cumberland, gentleman.

April 10; Brockbank, Helder, and Co., solicitors, Whitehaven. JONES (John Kay), 23, Borough.rd, Pendleton, Lancashire. March 27 ; Smith,

Lancashire, and Humphreys, solicitors, 2, John Dalton-st, Manchester. JACKSON (Mary), 12, Sutherland-st, Liverpool, spinster. April 9; W. Rudd, solicitor,

62, Dale-st, Liverpool. KING (Martha), Craig House, Victoria-rd, Swindon, Wiltshire, haulier. March 31;

A. E. Withey, solicitor, New Swindon. LIVESEY (John), 18, Memorial-rd, Walkden, near Farnworth, Lancashire. July 1;

H. J. Berry, solicitor, Linnyshaw Farm, Walkden, near Farnworth. LLEWELLYN (Edwin), Belmont-row, Birmingham, coal dealer. April 15; A. Gough,

solicitor, 120, Edmund-st, Birmingbam. LLOYD (Letitia Rees), formerly of Market-st, since of Goat-st, Haverfordwest,

spinster. April 1; Eaton, Evans, and Williams, solicitors, High-st, Haverfordwest. LINES (Robert Frederick), 7A, High-row, Silver-st, 17 and 19, Edge-st, and 11, The

Mall, all in Kensington, and of Kingsgate-pl, Kilburn, trading as R. F. Lines and Co., timber merchant. April 15; W. A. Bilney, solicitor, Temple-chmbrs,

Temple-av. MCALPIN, otherwise Whitehouse (Elizabeth), 50, Eaton-pl, Kemp Town, Brighton,

Sussex, wife of Thomas Gil Whitehouse. June 11; A. Bilton, solicitor, 85,

Devonport-rd, Uxbridge-rd. MOORE (Amelia), formerly of Wyberton Lodge, Boston, Lincolnshire, late of 49, East

parade, Harrogata, Yorkshire, spinster. April 6; B. B. Dyer, solicitor, 2,

Church-la, Boston, MUGGERIDGE (Thomas), Horsham, Sussex, farmer and dealer. April 4; J. F. A.

Cotching, solicitor, Horsham. MCKINLAY (Thomas Mackie), 18, South Bill Park-grdns, Hampstead, gentleman.

April 24 ; Harwood and Stephenson, solicitors. 31, Lombard-st. MARGERISON (John), 1, Beech-ter, Ostrich-la, Prestwich, Lancashire. March 17;

E. Taylor, solicitor, 40, Clegg-st, Oldham. MANN (William Henry), old Cock inn, Stretford, and of the Bush hotel, Deansgate,

Manchester, both in Lancashire, licensed victualler. April 9 ; Ledgard, Street, and

Atkinson, solicitors, 93, Deansgate, Manchester. MANGNALL (James), Little Madeley, Staffordshire. March 31; T. B. Sproston,

solicitor, 3, King-st, Newcastle-under-Lyme. NICHOLLS (John Smith), Bury Hall Farm, Wolverley, Worcestershire, April 10;

W. H. Talbot, solicitor, 35 and 36, Church-st, Kidderminster. NEAL (Thomas), 62, Church-rd, Essex-rd, Islington, and of 82, Eagle Wharf-rd,

Hoxton, N., engineer and steel mill maker. April 13; J. Warburton and De Paula.

solicitors, 16, Finsbury-circus. ODDY (Tom), Sheepridge, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, butcher and boot and shoe dealer.

April 10; H. W. Jackson, solicitor, Market-pl-chmbes, Huddersfield. ORSBORN (Emma), Godalming, Surrey, widow. April 16; Day and Whately,

solicitors, Godalming. OSBORNE (Joseph), London-st, Derby, commercial traveller. May 3; J. and W. H.

Sale and Son, solicitors, Market-pl, Derby. POCOCK (Sarah Elizabeth), Beaufort Cottage, Grosvenor, Bath, Somersetshire,

spinster. April 6; M. H. Clark, auctioneer, 2. Exchange West, Bristol. Sibly

and Dickinson, solicitors, 6, Exchange West, Bristol, PRICE (John). Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire. April 10; Smiles, Ollard, Yates, and

Ollard, solicitors, 15, Bedford-row. PAGE (George), formerly of 60, Loughborough Park, Brixton, Surrey, late of 231, New

Cross-rd, Surrey, retired master mariner. April 10; Courtenay, Croome, Son, and

Finch, solicitors, 9, Gracechurch-st. RICHARDSON (John), 105, Bramber-st, Sheffield, brass caster. May 1; 0. Taylor, one

of the executors, 44, Johnson-st, Sheffield. A. Taylor and Co., solicitors, 6,

Norfolk-row, Sheffield. RICKETT (Cordelia Jane), Barham House, East Hoathley, Sussex, and of 109,

Inverness-ter, Bayswater, widow. May 5; F. Waller and Son, solicitors, 75,

Coleman-st. Ross (James), Hughenden, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, retired farmer. April 15;

Thompson and Debenhams, solici'ors, 3, Salters' Hall-ct, Cannon-st. RANDELL (Horace), North Walsham, Norfolk, retired ironfounder. May 5; Mills and

Reeve, solicitors, 69. London-st, Norwich. ROBINSON (Max), White Hart tavern, 168, Old-st. St. Luke's, licensed victualler.

April 5; H. J. Sydney, solicitor, 2, Renfrew-rd, Lambeth, ROGERS (Ellen Brown), formerly of Peckham House, Peckham, afterwards of

Malling-pl, West Malling, Kent. late of the Institution, Coton Hill, Staffordshire, spinster. "March 25; Wells and Hind, solicitors, 20, Fletcher-gate, Nottingham.

CREDITORS UNDER ESTATES IN CHANCERY.

LAST DAY OF PROOFS. CROSS or YUILLE (Ann), up to about 1860 residing at 2, Holland-pl, Glasgow, and

subsequently at 8, Grecian-cottages, Beulah Hill. Norwood, Surrey. April 6; J. D. Sykes, solicitor, 19, Surrey-st, Strand. April (28; Mr. Justice Stirling, at twelve

o'clock. JAMES (John), 28, 29, and 30, High-st, and 30, 32, and 34, Castle-arcade, and of 24, the

Parade, all at Cardiff, Glamorganshire, draper. March 30; F. L. Wheeler, solicitor, 1, Verulam-bldgs, Gray's-inn. April 8; Mr. Justice Romer, at one

o'clock. KAY (Samuel), Haverbrack, Milnthorpe, Westmoreland, and of 6, Princess-st, Man

chester, Lancashire, solicitor. March 22; O. E. Soames, solicitor, 5, Clement's

inn, Strand. March 26; Mr. Justice Romer, at one o'clock. MACHELL (Thomas), Refreshment Rooms, Stalybridge Railway Station, and of Port

land-pl, Mottram-rd. Stalybridge, Lancashire, wine and spirit merchant and licensed victualler. March 30 ; J. Whitehead, solicitor, 131, Stamford-st, Stalybridge. April 12; the Registrar of the Manchester District of the Court of Chancery of the County Palatine of Lancaster, Duchy-chmbrs, 4, Clarence-st,

Albert-sq, Manchester, at eleven o'clock. MARSHALL (Charles), Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, engineer. April 8; F. G. Tweed,

solicitor, Gainsborough. April 27; Mr. Justice Stirling, at twelve o'clock, MULLINEAUX (Wilfred Edward), Blackburn, Lancashire, late of 22, St. Alban's-rd.

St. Anne's-on-the-Sea, builder. April 10 ; Messrs. Marsden and Marsden, solicitors, 25, Victoria-st, Blackburn. Aprii 27; the Registrar of the Preston District

(Blackburn) County Palatine of Lancaster, at eleven o'clock. RAYER (William Carew). Holcombe Court, Devonshire. April 6; Sole, Turner, and

Knight, solicitors, 69, Aldermanbury. April 13; Mr. Justice North, at half-past

twelve o'clock. TUCKER (Mary Ann Emma), 7. Lalor-st, Fulhann, formerly of 124, Euston-rd ;

executrix of - her late husband, Charles Tucker, coach builder. June 30; W. T. Boydell, solicitor, 1, South-sq, Gray's-inn. June 9: Mr. Justice Stirling, at twelve o'clock.

CREDITORS UNDER 22 & 23 VICT. C. 35.

LAST DAY OF CLAIM AND TO WHOM PARTICULARS TO BE SENT. ABRAHAMS (Joseph), 5, Northumberland-alley, Fenchurch-st, gasfitter. April 30;

Druces and Attlee, solicitors, 10, Billiter-sq. ALLISTON (Edward), Inworth, Essex, gentieman. April 15; Beaumont and Son,

solicitors, Coggeshall, Essex. ADKINS (Willam), 53, Conthurst-rd, Blackheath, Kent, gentleman. March 25 ; Mason,

Edwards, and Mason, solicitors, 70, Lincoln's-inn-flds. ARMSTRONG (John William), George hotel, Penrith, Cumberland, hotel proprietor.

April 12; Arnison and Co.. solicitors, Penrith. BAINBRIDGE (Jane), formerly of Kendal, Westmorland, late of 28, Seaforth-rd,

Seaforth, near Liverpool, Lancashire, widow. April 17; H. Dobson, solicitor,

Finkle-st, Kendal. BATH (Walter), Pendennis House, Bourne-st, Dudley, Worcestershire, flle manufac

turer, lately carrying on business as the Hope Works Company, at Shaw-rd, Dudley ; or his widow, BATH (Jane), 2, Trindle-rd, Dudley, Worcestershire, and lately carrying on the business of a flle manufacturer, as the Hope Works

Company at Shaw-rd, Dudley. April 2; F. Deeley, solicitor, 5, Priory-st, Dudley, BAKER (Lucy), 7, Pembury-rd, Clapton, spinster. April 5; G. J. Vanderpump and

Son, solicitors, 13, Gray's inn-sg. BRASS (Margaret). New inn, Murton, near Appleby, Westmorland, widow. April 1;

Bell and Moordasi, solicitors, Appleby, Westmorland. BUTLER (Maria Anne), Inkpen, Berkshire, widow. March 25; Butler and Wilkinson,

solicitors, St. Neots, Hunts.

ROBINSON (Robert), Lee Hill House, Lanchester, Durbam, draper. March 23; F.

Emley, solicitor, 28, Mosley-st, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. SMITH (Thomas), Roundhay-rd, Leeds, butcher. May 1; Nelson, Eddisons, and

Lupton, solicitors, 34, Albion-st, Leeds. STEARN (Mary), Elmsett, Suffolk, widow. April 6; Birkett and Ridley, solicitors, 24,

Museum-st, Ipswich. STACEY (John James), Hollywood Arms, Hollywood-rd, Fulham, formerly of the

Ifield Arms, Ifield-rd. West Brompton, licensed victualler. April 14; Maitland,

Peckham, and Co., solicitors, 17. Knightrider-st, Doctors' Commons. STUNT (Emily), Waldegrave House, East Grinstead, Sussex, widow. April 13; Janson,

Cobb, Pearson, and Son, solicitors, 41, Finsbury-circus. SPRY (Arthur Hume), formerly of Her Majesty's Indian Covenanted Civil Service

Bombay Establishment, late of Leeston, Weston-super-Mare, Somersetsbire, gentleman, April 20; Leighton and Savory, solicitors, 2, Clement's - inn.

Strand. STIRLING (Rosetta Louisa). Holmesdale, Brasted, Kent, and of Palace Gate-mansions,

Kensington, widow. All persons having claims on the estate of the above-named to send particulars forthwith to Sir Leonard Lyell, Bart., M.P., 48, Eaton-pl, one

of the executors. J. V. Musgrave, solicitor, 41. Gresham-st. SEVILLE (James), Brookside. Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, operative brewer.

April 17; Darnton and Bottomley, solicitors, 120, Stamford-st, Ashton-under

Lyne. SAMUELS (Louisa), 7, Ferry-st, Torpoint, Cornwall, widow. March 29; J. Graves,

solicitor, 6A. Courtenay-st, Plymouth. SUTCLIFFE (Dorothea), 79, Hulton-st, Moss Side, Manchester, coal merchant.

April 10; J. A. Risque, solicitor, 25, Booth-st, Manchester. TAPP (John), 176, Cambridge-st, Pimlico, formerly a licensed valuer, but at the time

of his death of no occupation. April 30; Laundy, Son, and Kedge, solicitors, 86 and

87, Strand. WARNER (Mary), 3, Vine-cottages, Slough, Bucks, and 5, Cranbourne-pl, Margate,

Kent. March 24 ; Tiddeman and Enthoven, solicitors, 50, Finsbury-sq. WILLIAMS (Elizabeth), Rose Farm, Speke, near Liverpool, widow. April 15;

Toulmin, Lawrence, and Shield, solicitors, 25, Lord-st, Liverpool. WISE (William Francis Charles), Carlton public-house, 238, Devonshire-st. Mile End,

licensed victualler, formerly of 17, Melgund-rd, Highbury. April 17; Prockter

and Grimes, solicitors, 1, Princelet-st, Spitalfields. WHITE (John Berry), Parkfield, Hillingdon, and of 3, Cornwall-mansions, gentleman,

late brigade-surgeon in the Bengal army. June 1 ; Sanderson, Holland, Adkin,

and Co., solicitors, 46, Queen Victoria-st. WAYLETT (Richard Stephen), 534, Oxford-st, and 16, Adamscn-rd, South Hampstead,

jeweller. April 26; Emanuel and Simmonds, solicitors, 36, Finsbury-circus. WELLARD (Thomas William), 1, Trilby-villas, Old-rd, Gravesend, retired publican.

March 27 : Tolhurst, Lovell, and Clinch, solicitors, New-rd, Gravesend. WHITTLE (James), 27. Frank-ter, Gateshead, Durham, and who carried on business at

237, Conyers-rd, Byker, and 127, Cardigan-ter, Heaton, both in Newcastle-uponTyne, grocer and provision dealer. April 10: W. Mark Pybus and Son, solicitors,

Post Omce-chmbrs, St. Nicholas-bldgs. Newcastle-upon-Tyne. WILLIAMS (Joseph), 3, Leslie-rd, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Warwickshire. March 14;

J. F. Whitelock Clayton. solicitor. 46, Cherry-st, Birmingham. YATES (Thomas), Jubilee-villa, Watling-st, Brownbills, Staffordshire, beerhouse

keeper. May 10; E. Evans, solicitor, Bank-bldgs, 20, Bridge-st, Walsall.

HULL INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY. The annual dinner of the Hull Incorporated Law Society was held at the Station Hotel, on the 24th ult., the president, Mr. J. Travis-Cook, in the chair. Others present were the Mayor, Mr. J. T. Atkinson (president Yorkshire Law Society), Mr. V. Demoulin (president Hull Chamber of Commerce), Mr. T. Farrell, Mr. Birks, Dr. H. Woodhouse, Dr. T. C. Jackson, Mr. A. M. Jackson, Mr. Hearfield, Mr. Johnson, Mr. T. W. Holdich, Mr. Underwood, Mr. R. Alan Park, Mr. Gardham, Mr. A. Thorney, Mr. A. Manley, Mr. A. Laverack, Mr. Forward, Mr. Maw, Mr. Redfearn, Mr. T. Thompson, Mr. T. Hart, Mr. Pearce (vice-president), Mr. Colbeck, Mr. Twell, Mr. Mayfield, Mr. Stuart, Mr. F. W. Spink, Mr. E. P. Dixon, Mr. R. H. Winter, Mr. Salmon, Mr. T. L. Locking (hon. secretary), Mr. W. C. Townsend, Mr. Morgan, and Mr. Worthington. Letters of apology were read from the sheriff, Sir H. Seymour King, M.P., Mr. C. H. Wilson, M.P., Mr. J. T. Firbank, M.P., the Recorder, his Honour Judge Bedwell, Mr. E. C. Twiss, the President of the Incorporated Law Society ef the United Kingdom, the presidents of the Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Wakefield, and Huddersfield societies, and Mr. Thornton-Varley, president of the Chamber of Trades. The loyal toasts having been honoured on the initiative of the Chairman,

Mr. Birks submitted “The Incorporated Law Society (U.K.) and Provincial Law Societies.” He observed that as an ex-president of the Hull Society and an extraordinary member of the parent society, he knew something about the work the London Society did, and he could safely say that the amount of work which prominent London members of the society did was surprising, and commanded their esteem and approbation. The Yorkshire Law Society was one of the leading provincial societies, and one of the oldest, having been founded about 110 years ago. It was a rich society, and he knew from his own personal experience it had an extremely good law library. It was an energetic society, and he was very pleased they had the presence there of the president that night.

Mr. Atkinson, in responding, said that he was astonished at the amount of good work the London Incorporated Society did. The Yorkshire Law Society was second to none, and they were determined to strive to do their level best in everything that concerned them. Last year was one of happiness, and, to a certain extent, of prosperity to them, and he was happy to think there was a possibility of that highly satisfactory state of things continuing. He would like to suggest that the different societies of the country should draw nearer together. He had a little scheme of his own which was, that the different law societies should meet from time to time in different places to discuss professional subjects. The question of the conditions of sale was one which might well be considered, as it was of great importance. They knew how each society had its own conditions, and surely it would not be very difficult to frame conditions applicable to the whole of Yorkshire. Another suggestion he would like to make was that they should adopt some scheme to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Mr. J. T. Atkinson gave “ The Hull Incorporated Law Society." He congratulated the president upon his re-election, and the treasurer upon having a substantial balance in the bank. The secretary, Mr. Locking, had held that post for six years, and that proved what confidence they had in him.

The President, in responding, expressed his thanks to the members for having elected him to that position for the second year, and went on to say that the society had three objects which it sought to attain. In the first place, their object was to conserve the interests of the Legal Profession, for what affected their interests also affected the interests of the public at large. Another object was to secure a higher standard of practice amongst themselves, and the third was to promote a kindly feeling amongst themselves. They must never forget that the real work of the society was done by the secretary. He had met Mr. Locking on many occasions, and he had always found him a courteous and upright practitioner, and an honourable man in business. As the secretary of that society, he did a great deal of quiet, unassuming work, and they were greatly indebted to him for his exertions on their behalf.

Mr. Locking also responded, expressing the great pleasure it gave him to serve the society.

Dr. Woodhouse gave “The Health of Mr. Registrar Farrell,” which that gentleman acknowledged.

An excellent programme of songs by well-known advocates added greatly to the night's enjoyment.

PRUDENTIAL ASSURANCE COMPANY.—The forty-eighth annual report states that in the Ordinary Branch the number of policies issued during the year was 64,241 assuring the sum of £6,507,820 and producing a new annual premium income of £354,526. The premiums received during the year were £2,543,262, being an increase of £239,249 over the year 1895. The claims of the year amounted to £588,874. The number of deaths was 4598 and 365 endowment assurances matured. The number of policies in force at the end of the year was 455,795. In the Industrial Branch the premiums received during the year were £4,578,793, being an increase of £226,168. The claims of the year amounted to £1,706,481. The number of deaths was 183,959 and 1630 endowment assurances matured. The total surplus of the two branches as shown by the valuation is £1,887,544, and after carrying forward the sum of £604,228, which remains after providing £500,000 for a reserve fund, there is left for distribution £783,316 among the participating policyholders and shareholders, in accordance with the regulations of the company under its special Act of Parliament.

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 6th March was 167. The number in the corresponding week of last year was 174, showing a decrease of 7. The number of bills of sale in England and Wales registered at the Queen's Bench for the week ending the 6th March was 177. The number in the corresponding week of last year was 162.

LAW SOCIETIES.

CHESTER AND NORTH WALES INCORPORATED

LAW SOCIETY. THE sixteenth annual meeting of this society was held at the Town Hall, Chester, on Friday, the 19th Feb. ; Mr. H. J. Birch, Chester, president, in the chair. The prize for articled clerks founded by Mr. John Allington Hughes, when president of the society in 1891-2, was presented by the president to Mr. Cecil Plumbe Smith, who served his articles with Messrs. Walker, Smith, and Way, of Chester, and who was placed in the second class at the honours examination, held in June 1896. The report of the committee and the treasurer's accounts for the past year were received and adopted. The following officers of the society were unanimously elected for the ensuing year : Mr. H. J. Birch, Chester, re-elected president ; Mr. R. S. Chamberlain, of Llandudno, elected vice-president; Mr. F. E. Roberts, Chester, re-elected hon. treasurer ; and Mr. R. Farmer, Chester, re-elected hon. secretary. The following gentlemen are the committee for the year : Messrs. H. T. Brown, F. B. Mason, W. D. Jolliffe, and E. S. Giles, all of Chester; F. Cook, of Crewe ; Ll. Hugh Jones and Thomas Bury, of Wrexham ; P. Hignett, of Colwyn Bay; and James Porter, of Conwey. Messrs. F. W. Sharpe and C. P. Douglas, both of Chester, were re-elected auditors. The annual dinner was held at the Queen Hotel, Chester, after the meeting,

SOLICITORS' BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION. The usual monthly meeting of the board of directors of this association was held at the Law Institution, Chancery-lane, London, on the 10th March; Mr. Henry Morten Cotton in the chair. The other directors present being : Messrs. H. C. Beddoe, J.P. (Hereford), Grantham R. Dodd, Augustus Helder, M.P. (Whitehaven), J. H. Kays, F. Rowley Parker, Richard Pennington, J.P., Henry Roscoe, Sidney Smith, J. J. E. Venning (Devonport), F. T. Woolbert, and J. T. Scott (secretary). A sum of £265 was distributed in grants of relief, six new members were admitted to the association, and other general business transacted.

UNITED LAW SOCIETY. On Monday, the 8th inst., Mr. C. W. Williams in the chair, Mr. S. E Hubbard opened a debate on the motion : " That the action of the Government in insisting upon the South African Inquiry is to be

deplored ;” and Dr. C. Herbert Smith opposed. Messrs. E. W. Sinclair Cox, N. Tebbutt, A. H. Richardson, C. Kaine-Jackson, and F. E. Lampard, also spoke on the motion, and Mr. Hubbard replied. On the voting wbich followed the votes were equally divided, and the Chair man gave his easting vote against the motion.

UNION SOCIETY OF LONDON. The society met at the Inner Temple Lecture-hall, on Wednesday evening, the 11th March ; Mr. Stanley A. Latham, vice-president, in the chair. After the reading of the minutes and the disposal of private business, Mr. J. Arthur Price brought forward the motion on the agenda

“That at the ceremony of episcopal confirmations the refusal to hear objectors is justifiable neither by law or policy." Speakers: for the motion, Messrs. Price, Arnold, and Brown; against, Messrs. Withew, Willson, Copeland, Sherword, and Kinipple. The motion was lost.

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COUNTY COURTS.-As a reader of the Law TIMES for many years past, I must ask you to allow me to enter my protest against the remarks you make in the LAW TIMES of the 6th inst. with reference to County Courts. It is, I know, a matter of surprise to many that you should be continually carping at County Courts and their work. When you say that those who know most intimately the work of these courts are not at all satisfied that it is satisfactorily done, that cases confessedly have to be disposed of in a rough-and-ready fashion, that the law is frequently not discussed or is misapplied, that there is not time to thrash cases out, and that advocacy in these courts is hasty and irregular, you make general charges which cannot be sustained, and which I am certain do not reflect the views of a large majority of provincial solicitors. Some of your statements may perhaps apply, if they have any foundation at all, to the Metropolitan County Courts to which your experience is probably confined, but they certainly do not apply to County Courts in the large towns in the provinces. As one who has had in this and neighbouring districts very considerable experience of County Court work in the various branches of its jurisdiction, I have no hesitation in saying that the contested cases in these courts are thrashed out more thoroughly and satisfactorily, both as to the facts and the law, than cases at the assizes, and that there is no legal reform more pressing than an extension of their jurisdiction. I know that London solicitors have never taken kindly to County Courts, and care very little for them (otherwise the President of the Incorporate Law Society would not have affixed his name to the new rules), lut the great body of the provincial solicitors thoroughly appreciate their value, and hope to see their jurisdiction largely extended. On this question I feel sure that the Law Times does not represent the views of a very large and increasing body of the Profession. Hull.

E. LAVERACK. [Our opinion is formed upon evidence furnished by judges, barristers, and solicitors. There are, of course, exceptional districts, but our correspondent would be astonished at the number of courts as to which we have had information admitting of no difference of opinion. We shall be very pleased if the view so generally entertained can be displaced.—ED.]

HARDWICKE SOCIETY. The weekly meeting was held at the Inner Temple Lecture-ball, King's Bench Walk, on Friday, the 5th March ; when the adjourned debate upon the resolution that "Mr. Cecil Rhodes ought to be impeached ” was resumed, and the resolution was lost.

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.

NOTES AND QUERIES. None are inserted unless the name and address of the writer are sent, not necessarily

for publication, but as a guarantee of bona fides.

Mr. J. PAWLEY BATE has been appointed by the Council of Legal Education Reader in Jurisprudence, Roman Law, and International Law, in the place of Mr. W. A. Hunter, resigned. Mr. Bate was called to the Bar in 1894.

Mr. W. BUCKLEY RODERICK, solicitor, of Llanelly, has been appointed Under-Sheriff of Carmarthenshire. Mr. Roderick was admitted in 1885.

Mr. PERCY HIGNETT, of Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, has been appointed a Perpetual Commissioner for taking the Acknowledgments of Deeds by Married Women for the counties of Flint, Denbigh, and Carnarvon. Mr. Hignett was admitted in 1884.

Mr. W. H, MATHISON, of the firm of Thompson, Hughes, and Mathison, of Birkenhead, has been appointed a Commissioner for Oaths. Mr. Mathison was admitted in Nov. 1890.

CORRESPONDENCE. This department being open to free discussion on all Professional topics, the Editor

does not hold himself responsible for any opinions or statements contained in it.

Queries. 27. INTESTATE AND NO NEXT OF KIN.-Would any of your reades 8 kindly refer me to any instances where the Crown, having claimed half a husband's personalty, by reason of his having died intestate leaving a widow but no next of kin, it has, after making every inquiry for next of kin (without result) and waiting a reasonable time, released the fund in its hands to the widow or to her poor relations upon their petition? I am told that there have been many such cases. 9, Fenchurch-street, E.C.

SIDNEY NEWMAN, Solicitor. 28. CHARITABLE USES.-(a) Trustees for a religious body purchased for a valuable considerazion a house and land (less than two acres) for the purpose of a chapel-keeper's house, the tenancy of which is granted to him as part of his salary as chapel-keeper. Is the conveyance to the trustees exempt from enrolment by virtue of sect. 7 (ii.) of the Act of 1888 ? (b) Property is conveyed to trustees for charitable purposes expressly upon trusts which are declared in a deed relating to other property which has been duly enrolled. Does sect. 4 (9) of the Act of 1888 exempt the latter conveyance from enrolment notwithstanding that the instrument in which the charitable uses are declared was enrolled many years prior to the making of the assurance of the land now conveyed ? The sub-section referred to states that the instrument containing the trusts must be enrolled within six months after the making of the assurance of the land. This, it is apprehended, means not later than six months after the making of the assurance of the land, so that when enrolled before the assurance of the land the spirit of the section is complied with.

LEO.

DELAY IN COMPLETION.-As lawyers often get the blame of delay in completing conveyancing business, we think it right to mention the following instance, which shows that they do not always deserve it. A purchase was to be settled on the 24th Dec. 1896. On the 12th of that month the deed was ready, and it was executed by one party between that day and the 17th. On the latter date it was sent to the solicitor acting for the vendor and his bankers, who were mortgagees, for execution by them. The solicitor obtained the vendor's execution, and ascertained from the local manager of the bankers that they would seal the deed on either the 22nd, 23rd, or 24th Dec., which would have been in time for the settlement fixed. The next thing the vendor's solicitor heard was that the bankers would not seal the deed until the 27th Jan. 1897, and the whole business had to await their pleasure until after that date instead of being settled punctually, as would otherwise have been the

The purchaser under the contract had to pay interest to the vendor for the month's delay, and we could not advise him to resist this, as the vendor and the solicitor acting for him and for the bankers had done everything that reasonably lay in their power to get the business settled punctually, and the delay was caused entirely by the default of the bankers, who refuse to indemnify the purchaser from the loss of interest brought about by them. We should add that there was a short further delay after the 27th Jan., owing to a later complication which had arisen, but this would not in any way have prevented the completion on the 24th Dec. had the conveyance been sealed on or before that day according to the appointment originally made by the bank manager.

SPARKES, POPE, AND THOMAS.

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Answers. (Q. 22.) MARRIED WOMEN MORTGAGEES OF FREEHOLDS.—“Triadis' appears to have overlooked the following words in the judgment delivered in Re Harkness and Allsopp’s Contract (74 L. T. Rep. 652), “The object of it (Married Women's Property Act) was to prevent the property of ladies being under the control of their husbands, as it had been before.” The money invested in the mortgage being the property of the married woman causes a distinction between the married woman as a trustee and as a mortgagee. In the former, she would have no beneficial interest whatever. If “ Triadis's " contention is correct, then a married woman cannot deal with her property (i.e., receive her principal and interest) without the concurrence of her husband, which was the mischief intended to be remedied by the Married Women's Property Act 1882.

CARADOR.

QUEEN'S DIAMOND JUBILEE. — Why should we not celebrate the Diamond Jubilee in the manner in which, if I remember rightly, it was proposed to celebrate the Jubilee itself-namely, by the establishment of a first-class school for the sons of members of the Legal Profession, similar to that already established for the sons of members of the medical profession ? This would enable those of us who are not troubled with heavy purses to confer apon our children a high-class education, and thus provide them with the best equipment for fighting the battle of life.

A. 0. HARNETT.

HAYNES'S STUDENT'S GUIDE TO THE JURISDICTION AND PRACTICE OF THE ADMIRALTY SUBDIVISION OF THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE.— Especially prepared for the use of Candidates for the Final and Honours Examinations of the Incorporated Law Society. Price 2s. 60.-HORACE Cox, “Law Times" Ofice, Windsor House, Bream's-buildings, E.C.(ADVT.]

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the Executive ; (2) The Law and Custom of Parliament. 2. Legal History. 3. The Constitutional History of England.

The Examiners in Evidence, Procedure, Civil and Criminal, and Criminal Law will examine in the following subjects ;-The Elements of Procedure, Civil and Criminal-The Elements of Evidence-Criminal Law. ,

The above subjects will be examined upon so far only as treated in the lectures and classes since Easter Term 1895. The awards upon the Trinity Pass Examination will be published at the office of the council, Lincoln’s-inn Hall, on Tuesday, the 15th June, at 5.30 p.m.

Note.— The Michaelmas Pass Examination will be held in Gray's-inn Hall, the 12th, 13th, and 14th Oct. Last day for entry of names, Monday, the 4th Oct.

COUNCIL OF LEGAL EDUCATION.

TRINITY PASS EXAMINATION 1897. EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR Pass CERTIFICATES. The attention of students is requested to the following rules :

No student shall receive from the council the certificate of fitness for call to the Bar required by the four Inns of Court, unless he shall bave passed a satisfactory examination as follows : Candidates will be examined in the following subjects, in addition to Roman Law.-1. Law of Real and Personal Property. 2. Law of Contracts and Torts. 3. Principles of Equity. 4. Evidence, Procedure, and Criminal Law, 5. Constitutional Law and Legal History. Students have the option of passing the examination in the subject of Roman Law, and in the subject of Constitutional Law and Legal History, or in either of such subjects separately from other subjects. Students exercising this option must present themselves for examination in Roman Law and Constitutional Law and Legal History before the other subjects. Students who present themselves for examination and whose papers show that they had no reasonable expectation of passing may be ordered not to be admitted for examination again until the expiration of such time as the council may direct.

A student who, at any time previously to his admission at an Inn of Court, was a solicitor in practice for not less than five consecutive years, either in England or in any colony or dependency, but who in either case was admitted in England, and in accordance with rule 7 of the Consolidated Regulations has ceased to be a solicitor before his admission as a student, may be examined for call to the Bar without keeping any terms, and may be called to the Bar upon passing the public examination required by these rules, without keeping any terms: Provided that such solicitor has given at least twelve months' notice in writing to each of the four Inns of Court, and to the Incorporated Law Society, of his intention to seek call to the Bar, and produces a certificate that he is a fit and proper person to be called to the Bar, signed, if his practice was in England, by two members of the Council of the Incorporated Law Society, and, if his practice was in a colony or dependency, by the chief justice of such colony or dependency.

The council may accept as an equivalent for the examination in Roman Law-(1) A degree granted by any university within the British dominions, for which the qualifying examination included Roman Law; (2) a certificate that any student has passed any such examination, though he may not have taken the degree for which such examination qualifies him ; and (3) The testamur of the public examiners for the degree of civil law at Oxford that the student has passed the necessary examination for the degree of bachelor of civil law: Provided the council is satisfied that the student, before he obtained his degree, or obtained such certificate or testamur, passed a sufficient examination in Roman Law.

An Examination will be held in May next, to which a student of any of the Inps of Court who is desirous of becoming a candidate for a certifi. cate of fitness for being called to the Bar, or of passing the examination in Roman Law and (or) Constitutional Law and Legal History, will be admissible. Each student proposing to submit himself for examination will be required to enter his name in full, pereonally or by letter, at the Treasurer's or Steward's Office of the Inn of Court to which he belongs, on or before Monday, the 24th day of May next; and he will further bə required to state in writing whether his object in offering himself for examination is to obtain a certificate preliminary to a call to the Bar, or whether he is merely desirous of passing the examination in Roman Law and (or) Constitutional Law and Legal History under the above-stated rule. The examination will commence on Monday, the 31st day of May next, and will be continued on the Tuesday and Wednesday following. It will take place in Lincoln's-inn Hall; and the doors will be closed ten minutes after the time appointed for the commencement of the examination.

The examination by printed questions will be conducted in the following order :-Monday morning, the 31st May, at ten, on the Law of Real and Personal Property and Conveyancing. Monday afternoon, the 31st May, at two, on Law and Equity, first paper. Tuesday morning, the 1st June, at ten, on Law and Equity, second paper. Tuesday afternoon, the 1st June, at two, on Evidence, Procedure, and Criminal Law. Wednesday morning, the 2nd June, at ten, on Roman Law. Wednesday afternoon, the 2nd June, at two, on Constitutional Law and Legal History.

The Oral Examination will be conducted in the same order, and at the same hours, as above appointed for the examination by printed questions.

The Examiners in the Law of Real and Personal Property and Conveyancing will examine in the following subjects :-Elements of the Law of Real and Personal Property–Vendors and Purchasers of Land-Settlements and Wills.

The Examiners in Law and Equity will examine in the following subjects :-First paper: Elements of the Law of Contracts and Torts = Negotiable Instruments-Agency in Mercantile Contracts--Contracts of Sale of Goods. Second paper: Trusts--Administration of Assets — Partnership.

The Examiners in Roman Law will examine in the following subjects :1. Law of Persons-Slavery; Patria Potestas; Husband and Wife ; Tutela ; Cura. 2. Law of Property-Dominium ; Possessio; Servitudes, personal and prædial; Emphyteusis ; Mortgage. 3. Law of ContractFormal Contracts; Contracts re; Contracts for valuable consideration in money; Correality ; Accessory Contracts; Fidejussio; Mandatum ; Pecunia Constituta; Elements common to all Contracts. 4. Delicts. 5. Wills, Legacies, and Trusts.

The Examiners in Constitutional Law and Legal History will examine in the following subjects :-1. Constitutional Law : (1) The Crown and

TRINITY HONOUR EXAMINATION 1897. EXAMINATION OF CANDIDATES FOR STUDENTSHIP AND Honours. THE attention of students is requested to the following rules :

Two studentships of 100 guineas per annum each, tenable for three years, shall in each year be given to the students who shall pass the best examination on the whole in all the subjects mentioned in Clause 28 of the Consolidated Regulations. But the council shall not be obliged to recommend any studentship to be awarded if the result of the exami. nation be such as, in their opinion, not to justify such recommendation. Where any candidates appear to be equal, or nearly equal, in merit, the council may, if they think fit, divide the studentship between them equally or in such proportions as they consider just. No student shall be eligible for a studentship who is over twenty-five years of age on the first day of the examination for which he enters. Only members of an Inn not called to the Bar shall compete for a studentship or honours. There shall be two honour examinations in each year, at each of which one studentship and certificates of honour, enabling the holders to be called to the Bar without further examination, may be awarded. At every call to the Bar those students who have obtained studentships shall take rank in seniority over all other students called on the same day, and those students who have obtained certificates of honour shall take rank immediately after the holder of a studentship called on the same day. The Inn of Court to which the holder of any studentship or of a certificate of honour belongs may, if desired, dispense with any terms not exceeding two that may remain to be kept by such student previously to his being called to the Bar. The council may also award to the student who, being a candidate for honours, and not having obtained the studentship, shall (amongst the other candidates) have passed the best examination in Constitutional Law (English and Colonial) and Legal History, a special prize of £50. Provided that the council shall not be obliged to award the prize if the result of the examination in that subject or the other subjects has not been such as, in their opinion, to justify the award.

An Examination will be held in May next, to which a stadent of any of the Inns of Court, who is desirous of becoming a candidate for a studentship or honours, will be admissible. Each student proposing to submit himself for examination will be required to enter his name, in fall, personally or by letter, at the Treasurer's or Steward's Office of the Inn of Court to which he belongs, on or before Monday, the 24th day of May next, and he will further be required to state in writing whether his object in offering himself for examination is to compete for a studentship or certificate of honour, and (if a candidate for a studentship) to produce evidence as to his age. The examination will take place in Lincoln's-inn Hall, and the doors will be closed ten minutes after the time appointed for the commencement of the examination. The examination will commence on Monday, the 31st day of May next, and will be continued on the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday following.

The examination by printed questions will be conducted in the following order :-Monday morning, the 31st May, at ten, on the Law of Real and Personal Property and Conveyancing. Monday afternoon, the 31st May, at two, on Law and Equity (first paper). Tuesday morning, the 1st June, at ten, on Law and Equity (second paper). Tuesday afternoon, the 1st June, at two, on Evidence, Procedure, Civil and Criminal, and Criminal Law. Wednesday morning, the 2nd June, at ten, on Roman Law, Jurisprudence, and International Law. Wednesday afternoon, the 2nd June, at two, and Thursday morning, the 3rd June, at ten, on Constitutional Law (English and Colonial) and Legal History.

The Oral Examination will be conducted in the same order and at the same hours as above appointed for the examination by printed questions.

The Examiner in the Law of Real and Personal Property and Convey. ancing will examine in the following subjects :-Elements of the Law of Real and Personal Property-Vendors and Purchasers of Land-Mortgages-Settlements and Wills.

The Examiners in Law and Equity will examine in the following subjects :-First Paper : Elements of the Law of Contracts and TortsNegotiable Instruments—Agency in Mercantile Contracts—Contracts of Sale of Goods. Second Paper : Administration of Assets on DeathTrusts---Mortgages and other Securities—Specific Performance-Partner. ship and Winding-up of Companies.

The Examiner in Evidence, Procedure, Civil and Criminal, and Criminal Law will examine in the subjects discussed at the lectures and classes since the commencement of Hilary Term 1895.

The Examiner in Roman Law and Jurisprudence, &c., will examine in all the following subjects : 1. Institutes of Justinian. Special topicsPossessio, Law of Sale, History of Roman Law. 2. Jurisprudence, Analytical and Historical, with special reference to the writings of Austin and Maine. 3. Elements of International Law (Public and Private).

The Examiner in Constitutional Law (English and Colonial) and Legal History will examine in the following subjects :-1. Constitutional Law : (1) The Crown and the Executive. (2) The Law and Custom of Parliament. 2. Legal History. 3. Constitutional History. Text-books which may be referred to: 1. Constitutional Law: Dicey's Law of the Constitution, Anson's Law and Custom of the Constitution, Broom's Constitutional Law, May's Law and Practice of Parliament, Bagehot's English Constitution, and Hearn's Government of England. 2. Legal History: Pollock and Maitland's History of English Law, Book I. and Book II., ch. VIII. and IX., Parts of Blackstone, Spence, Stephen's History of the Criminal Law, Maitland's Introductions to Vols. I. and II. of Selden Society's Publications. 3. Constitutional History : Stubbs, Hallam, Gardiner, May, Taswell Langmead.

The above subjects will be examined upon so far only as treated in the lectures and classes since the 11th Jan. 1895.

of his death. He married, in 1856, Albertine, daughter of M. Jean J. Lavitt, of Paris. The most important recent litigation in which Judge Bristowe was concerned was the winding-up of the Kent and Surrey Building Society. It may be added that a younger brother of Judge Bristowe is the present Vice-Chancellor of the Palatine Court of Lancashire.

Mr. WILLIAM PERKINS, of Tryermayne, Bitterne, and head of the firm of Perkins, Hepherd, and Winstanley, solicitors, of Albion-place, Southampton, died on the 24th ult. Mr. Perkins had gone up to London on business, but at his hotel had a seizure, and, though medical aid was at once requisitioned, he succumbed. The deceased gentleman was a strong Conservative, was a member of the Executive Committee, and at one time occupied a seat in the Southampton Town Council. He was admitted in 1859. Mr. Perkins leaves a widow and one daughter.

Mr. ALEXANDER PATERSON PURVES, Writer to Her Majesty's Signet, of Esk Tower, Lasswade, Mid Lothian, died at Ealing on the 28th ult. He was well known in Edinburgh legal circles and an active member at the meetings of the Incorporated Law Society of the United Kingdom. During Mr. Gladstone's first Mid Lothian campaign, Mr. Purves acted as his local agent, and he was then an enthusiastic follower of Mr. Gladstone; but when the Home Rule question became acute, Mr. Purves joined the ranks of the Unionists, and for some time acted as the hon. treasurer of the Mid Lothian Liberal Unionist Association. He successfully promoted the erection of a memorial to the poet Drummond of Haw. thornden, Ben Jonson's host, placed on the rained aisle where lie the remains of the poet, and by his request his grave was made in close proximity. By his death, Scottish antiquities, folk-lore, and ballad poetry have lost an ardent student, and local charities a generous contributor.

THE BARSTOW SCHOLARSHIPS, Founded under the Will of Mrs. Mary Barstow, deceased. The examination for Trinity Term will be held on the 3rd and 4th June 1897, and will be open for competition to all students being examined for a call to the Bar, under the Consolidated Regulations of the four Inns of Court. Students intending to compete for the scholarship, which may be awarded by the council at this examination, are requested to give in their names to the clerk of the council on or before Monday, the 24th day of May next. The scholarship will be tenable for two years, and its holder will be entitled to half the income produced during that period by the Scholarships Trust Fund, which now consists of £4718 4s. 4d. Consols. The scholarship will be awarded to the student who, on obtaining a certificate for his call to the Bar at the Trinity examination, to be held on the 31st May and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd June, shall have passed best in Jurisprudence (including International Law, public and private), and in Constitutional Law and Legal History, provided that the council shall not be obliged to make any award if the result of the examination has not been such as in their opinion will justify the same.

The examination will be conducted as follows: Thursday afternoon, the 3rd June, at two, on Jurisprudence (including International Law, public and private); Friday morning, the 4th June, at ten, on Constitutional Law and Legal History.

THE COURTS AND COURT PAPERS.

STUDENTS' SOCIETIES. LAW STUDENTS' DEBATING SOCIETY.--The usual weekly meeting of the above society was held at the Law Institution, Chancery-lane, on Tuesday, the 9th inst. Chairman, Dr. Herbert-Smith. The subject for debate was : DXXXII. “ That the case of Englehart v. Farrant and Co. (75 L. T. Rep. 617: (1897) 1 Q. B. 240) was wrongly decided.” Mr. C. A. McCurdy opened in the affirmative, and Mr. G. G. Baily seconded. Mr. E. H. Thirlby opened in the negative, and Mr. Hugh Fraser seconded. The following members also spoke : Messrs. W. A. Jolly, C. A. Anderson, A. Hair, B. C. Mitter, A. C. F. Boulton, A. Hildersheimer, E. Cawley, and A. W. Watson. The motion was lost by one vote.—The subject for debate at the next meeting of the society on Tuesday, March 16, is, " That the influence of modern fiction upon the minds of the young is injurious.”

NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE.—The sixteenth general meeting of the society was held in the Law Library on Wednesday, the 10th March ; Mr. R. S. Holmes in the chair. The four following members were selected by ballot to represent the society in a joint debate with the Carlisle society, to be held in April at Carlisle : Messrs. E. C. Sanders, L. H. Booth, A. D. Minton-Senhouse, and A. B. Lemon. The subject of debate was as follows, being the “Law Notes” moot for March, " An attendant at a theatre, after the audience has dispersed, finds on the floor of the stalls a valuable diamond bracelet. He hands it to the proprietor, at the same time giving the proprietor notice that, if it is not claimed by the true owner, he intends to claim it himself. Can he, after the lapse of a reasonable interval—the proprietor of the theatre having refused to hand the bracelet to him-sue for its return?” Messrs. E. C. Sanders and L. J. Brandling opened in the affirmative, and Messre. A. D. MintonSenhouse and S. D. Cole in the negative. On the debate being declared open the following also spoke : Messrs. Booth, Lisle, Parrington, Ord, and Hadaway, and the openers on both sides replied. The Chairman summed up the debate very fully, and on putting the question to the meeting it was decided by a majority of two in the negative.

JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PRIVY COUNCILSUPPLEMENTAL LIST OF BUSINESS.-MARCH 1897. (The sittings were continued on Wednesday, the 10th inst.)

APPEALS. Modhu Sudan Singh r. Rooke (Bengal). Record received, July 26, 1895. Set down for

hearing, Feb. 11, 1897. Subject: Title to two villages. Solicitors : for the appellant, Broughton, Nocton, and Broughton; for the respondent, T. L. Wilson

and Co. The Belize Estate and Produce Company Limited v. Quilter (British Honduras).

Record received, Dec. 21, 1896. Set down for hearing, Feb. 3, 1896. Subject : Title to land : Consolidated Laws, c. 19 and c. 106. Solicitors : for the appellant,

Rooke and Sons ; for the respondent, Parker, Garrett, and Holman. Aga Mahomed Jaffer Bindancem v. Koolsom Bee Bee and others (appeal and cross

appeal consolidated) (Rangoon). Record received, June 24, 1895. Set down for hearing, Feb. 12, 1897. Subject : Construction of a will: Mohammedan law as to widow's share. Solicitors: for the appellant, Bramall, White, and Sanders; for

the respondent, Hopgoods and Dowson. The Bank of New South Wales v. Piper (New South Wales). Record received,

Nov. 18, 1896. Set down for hearing, March 1, 1897. Subject: Malicious prosecution: Act 11 Vict, No. 4. Solicitors : for the appellant, Waltons, Johnson, Bubb,

and Whatton; for the respondent, Blyth, Dutton, Hartley, and Blyth. S. Rajah Yarlagadda Malli-Karjuna Prasada Nayudu v. Makerla Sridevamma and

others (Madras). Record received, Sept. 7, 1896. Set down for hearing, March 4, 1897. Subject: Power to obtain a decree for money advanced on a promissory note without certificate of heirship. Solicitors: for the appellant, R. T. Tasker.

Ex parte. Debi Pershad Singh and another v. Joy Nath Singh and others (Bengal). Racord

received, June 17, 1895. Set down for hearing, March 6, 1897. Subject : Right of riparian proprietor to obstruct or alter flow of water. Solicitors : for the appellant, T. L. Wilson and Co.; for the respondent, James T. Withers.

JUDGMENTS. Owner of the s.8. Kuang Tung v. Owners of the s.s. Ngapoota (Straits Settlements)

Heard Nov. 18, 1896; present: Lords Watson, Hobhouse, and Morris, and Sir Richard Couch. Record received, April 6, 1896. Set down for hearing, Aug. 20, 1896. Subject: Collision. Solicitors: for the appellant, Rowcliffes, Rawle, and

Co.; for the respondent, Talbot and Tasker. Chutterput Singh v. Dwarka Nath Ghose and another (Bengal). Heard Dec. 4, 1896;

present: Lords Hobhouse, Macnaghten, and Morris, and Sir Richard Couch. Record received, May 27, 1895. Set down for hearing, Nov. 7, 1896. Subject : Title to land-Limitation Act. Solicitors : for the appellant, Barrow and Rogers ;

for the respondent, T. L. Wilson and Co. Larocque r. Beauchemin and others (Quebec). Heard Feb. 9, 1897; present: Lords

Herschell, Watson, Macnaghten, Morris, and Shand. Record received, Aug. 17, 1896. Set down for hearing. Dec. 16, 1896. Subject: Wheiher shares have been paid for by the respondents in cash: Rev. Stat. Quebec, Art. 4722. Solicitors : for

the appellant, S. V. Blake; for the respondent. A. Guy Ellis. Eccles and others v. Mills and others (New Zealand). Heard Feb. 10, 1897 ; present :

The Lord Chancellor, Lords Watson, Hobhouse, Macnaghten, Morris, Shand, and Davey, and Sir Richard Couch. Record received, Jan. 13, 1896. Set down for hearing, Dec. 1, 1896. Subject : Damages for breach of lessor's covenant to lay down land in grass, whether properly paid out of residue-Statutes of Limitation. Solicitors: for the appellant. Pollock and Co.: for the respondent, Blyth, Dutton,

Hartley, and Blyth; Paines, Blyth, and Huxtable. The Wavertree Sailing Ship Company Limited v. Love and another (New South

Wales). Heard Feb. 16, 1897; present: Lords Herschell, Watson, Macnaghten, Shand, and Davey, and Sir Richard Couch. Record received, Aug. 4, 1896. Set down for hearing, Dec. 22, 1896. Subject: Whether an average statement ought to be made up at the port of destination. Solicitors; for the appellant, Rowcliffes,

Rawle, and Co.; for the respondent, Bell, Brodrick, and Gray. Motivahoo v. Mamoobai and another (Bombay). Heard Feb. 18, 1897; present: Lords

Watson, Hobhouse, and Davey, and Sir Richard Couch. Record received, May 9, 1896. Set down for hearing, Dec. 10, 1896. Subject : Construction of a will. Solicitors : for the appellant, Payne and Lattey; for the respondent, Lattey and

Hart. Lalit Mohun Singh Roy v. Chukkun Lal Roy and others (Bengal). Record received,

Oct. 15, 1894. Set down for hearing. Nov. 27, 1896. Subject: Construction of 8 will and codicil. Solicitors : for the appellant, James T. Withers; for the

respondent, T. L. Wilson and Co.; James T. Withers. Bepin Mohun Singh Roy v. Chukkun Lal Roy and others; Priam bada Roy and

another_v. Chukkun Lal Roy and others (Bengal) (two appeals consolidated). Heard Feb. 19, 1897; present: Lords Watson, Hobhouse, and Davey, and Sir

LEGAL OBITUARY,

Mr. SAMUEL BOTELER BRISTOWE, Q.C., of Beesthorpe Hall, Notts, and 84, Onslow-gardens, died at St. Leonards on Friday, the 5th inst., in his 75th year. He was the eldest son of the late Mr. S. E. Bristowe, and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1848. He was called to the Bar at the Inner Temple in the same year, and became Q.C. and a Bencher of his Inn in 1872. He was one of the editors of “ Burn's Justice of the Peace," and a member of the Council of Legal Education. For a short time he was Recorder of Newark, and, resigning this post, he represented Newark in Parliament, in the Liberal interest, from 1870 to 1880. He was afterwards appointed a County Court judge, and was transferred to the County Court circuit which included Southwark, Greenwich, and Woolwich. Shortly after a deplorable attack was made upon him by an unsuccessful suitor in the Midland County Court, to which he was first appointed. He carried a bullet in his body to the day

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