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ROSSER, DAVID, jun., Tonna, school attendance oficer. Ct. Neath. Meeting, Nov. 14,

at 11.30, at oflice of Off. Rec. Swansea. Exam. Nov. 17, at 11.30, at Townhall,

Neath. ST. JOHN, HARRY, Gray'3-ion-passage, Holborn, carpenter. Ct. High Court. Meeting,

Nov. 13, at 11, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Dec. 1, at 11.30, at Bankruptcy

bldgs. STEPHENSox, JAMES, Burnley, grocer. Ct. Burnley. Meeting, Dec. 3, at 1, at

Exchange hotel, Nicholas-st, Burnley. Exam. Dec. 3, at 11, at Court-house,

Burnley. SMITH, TOM THORP, late Tetney, hay dealer. Ct. Great Grimsby. Meeting, Nov. 14,

at 11, at office of Off. Bec. Great Grimsby. Exam. Dec. 3, at 11, at Townhall,

Grest Grimsby. SHEARD. DAVID, Lüddenden, woollen wearer. Ct. Halifax. Moeting, Nor. 11, at 11,

at Townball-chmbrs, Halifax. Exam. Nov. 16, at 11, at County Court-house,

Halifax. STAMMERS, JOSEPH, Hunslet, boot manufacturer. Ct. Leeds. Meeting, Nov. 16, at 11,

at office of Off. Rec. Leeds. Exam. Nov. 24, at 11, at County Court-house, Leeds. TAUBRON, DAVID, Middlesbrough, late engineer. Ct. Scarborough. Meeting.

Nov. 13, at noon, at office of Oft. Rec. Scarborough. Exam. Nov. 17, at noon, at

Court-bouse, Scarborough. VANSTONE, John Eales, St. Mary Church, gardener. Ct. Exeter. Meeting, Nov. 26,

at 11, at office of Off. Rec. Exeter. Exam. Nov. 26, at 11.30, at the Castle,

Exeter. Wood, JAMES HENRY, and Compton, William, Rushden, shoe manufacturers. Ct.

Northampton. Meeting, Nov 14. at 12.15, at County Court-bldgs, Northampton.

Exam. Dec. 8, at noon, at County-hall, Northampton. The following amended notice is substituted for that published in the Gazette of Oct. 23. HILL. JAMES, Southampton, gentleman. . Ct. Southampton. Exam. Nov. 25, at 11,

at Court-house, Soutbampton.

OSBORNE, JAMES, Kidderminster, upholsterer. Ct. Kidderminster. Meeting, Nor. 18,

at 2, at office of Spencer Thurstield, Oxford-st, Kidderminster. Exam. Nov. 18,

at 2.20, at Townhall, Kidderminster. POWERS, JAMES, Birmingham, late grocer. Ct. Birmingham. Meeting, Nov. 19,

at 11, at 23, Colmore-row, Birmingham. Exam. Nov. 27, at 2, at County Court,

Birmingham. REEVE, HASTINGS John, Wormwood Scrubbs, late victualler. Ct. High Court.

Meeting, Nov. 17, at noon, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Dec. 4, at 11.30, at

Bankruptcy-bldgs. RITSON, CHARLES, Hastings, bootmaker. Ct. Hastings. Meeting, Nov. 23, at 3, at

office of Young and Sons, Bank-bldgs, Hastings. Exam. Nov. 24, at noon, at

Townhall, Hastings. REDMILL, JOHN, Worksop, confectioner's manager. Ct. Sheffield. Meeting, Nov. 17,

at 3, at office of Off. Rec. Sheffield. Exam. Nov. 19, at 3, at County Court-ball,

Sheffield. SWEATON, THOMAS, Birmingham, draper's assistant. Ct. Birmingham. Meeting,

Nov. 20, at 11, at 23, Colmore-row, Birmingham. Exam. Nov. 26, at 2, at County

Court, Birmingham. STUART, HAROLD C., Liverpool, insurance company's manager. Ct. Liverpool.

Meeting, Nov. 18, at noon, at omice of ff. Rec. Liverpool. Exam. Nov. 19, at ll,

at Court-house, Liverpool. SEAL, WILLIAM GARRICK (late trading as W. G. Seal and Co.), Manchester, monu

mental reason. Ct. Manchester. Meeting, Nov. 18, at 3, at Ogden's-chmbrs,

Bridge-st, Manchester. Exam. Nov. 30, at 2, at Court-house, Manchester. SMITH, CHARLES THOMAS, Whitby, tobacconist. Ct, Stockton-on-Tees and Middles

brough. Meeting, Nov. 18, at 3, at office of Or. Rec. Middlesbrough. Exam.

Nov. 18, at 10.30, at Court-house, Stockton-on-Tees. SHAW, GEORGE HENRY, late Fenton, plumber. Ct. Stoke-upon-Trent and Longton.

Meeting, Nov. 19, at 11.45, at office of Off. Rec. Newcastle-under-Lyme. Exam.

Nov. 26, at 10.15, at Townhall, Stoke-upon-Trent. TRICKETT, THOMAS, Weston, farmer. Ct. Nantwich and Crewe Meeting, Nov. 20.

at 11.15, at Royal hotel, Crewe. Exam. Nov. 20, at 11.30, at Court-room, Crewe. TOWERS, ALFRED, Lansdowne-rd, Clapham, clerk in the civil service. Ct. High

Court. Meeting, Nov. 19, at 11, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Dec. 8, at 11.30, at

Bankruptcy-bldgs. ULLYANN, CHABLES, late Ryder-st, St. James's, oyster merchant. Ct. High Court.

Meeting, Nov. 18, at 1, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Dec. 8, at 11.30, at Bank

ruptcy-bldgs. WENDT, AUGUSTUS, late Theobald's-rd, corset maker. Ct. High Court. Meetir

Nov. 19, at noon, at Bankruptcy-bligs. Exam. Dec. 8, at 11.30, at Bankruptcy

bldgs. WILLIAMS, DAVID, Blaengarw, haulier. Ct. Cardiff. Meeting, Nov. 17. at 11.30, at

office of Off. Rec. Cardiff. Exam. Dec. 11, at 10, at Townhall, Cardiff. WATIS, JOHN HENRY, Shepton Mallet, fishmonger. Ct. Wells. Meet ng, Nov. 18, at

noon, at office of Off. Rec. Bristol. Exam. Dec. 1, at 11.30, at Townhall, Wells.

GAZETTE, Nov. 10. ANDREWS, WILLIAM, Carmarthen, licensed victualler. Ct. Carmarthen. Meeting,

Nov. 17, at noon, at office of off. Rec. Carmarthen. Exam. Dec. 9, at ll, at

Guildhall, Carmarthen. ALLEN, JAMES WALKDEN, Wigan, licensed victualler. Ct. Wigan. Meeting, Nor. 19,

at 10.30, at Court-house, Wigan. Exam. Nov. 19, at 11.15, at Court-house,

Wigan. Bates,

CHARLES, Graham-rd, Hackney, farmer. Ct. High Court. Meeting, Nov. 17,

at 11, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Dec. 9, at 11.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs, BRADLEY, GEORGE, late Casteford, solicitor. Ct. High Court. Meeting, Nor. 20,

at 11, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Dec. ?, at 11.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. BRAUN, SAMUEL Peter, late Great St. Helens, merchant. Ct. High Court.

Meeting, Nov. 20, at noon, at Bankı uptcy-bldgs. Exam. Dec. 9, at 11.30, at

Bankruptcy-bldgs. BANNER, BARRY TIMOTHY, Great Malvern, late carriage builder. Ct. Worcester.

Meeting, Nov. 19, at 11.15, at office of Off. Rec. Worcester. Exam. Dec. 15,

at 2.15, at Guildhall, Worcester. BANNISTER, GEORGE (trading as the City of London Flour and Grain Company),

Luton. Ct. Luton. Meeting, Nov. 24, at 11, at Court-house, Luton, Exam.

Nov. 24, at noon, at Court-house, Luton. COTTERILL, JAMES HENRY, and BUTLER, GEORGE (late trading as the Birmingham and

Worcester Coal Company). Worcester, coal merchants. Ct. Worcester. Meeting. Nov. 19. at 11.30, at office of off. Rec. Worcester. Exam. Dec. 15, at 2.15, at

Guildhall, Worcester. CHRISTEN, A., Great Russell-st, Bedford-sq, advertising contractor. Ct. High Court.

Meeting, Nov. 17, at 2.30, at Bankruptcy-blugs. Exam. Dec. 9, at 11.30, at

Bankruptcy-bidgs. CHADWICK, DAVID, Bolton, furniture broker. Ct. Bolton Meeting. Nov. 20, at 11,

at 16, Wood-st, Bolton. Exam. Nov. 23, at 11.15, at Court-house, Bolton. COPESTAKE, CHARLES FREDERICK (trading as Fred Copestake). Sheffield, greengrocer.

Ct. Sheffield. Meeting, Nov. 17, at 2.30, at omce of Ofr. Rec. Sheffield. Exam,

Nov. 19, at 3, at County Court, Shefield. CLAYTON, GEORGE, Skegby, shoemaker. Ct. Nottingham. Meeting, Nov. 17, at

noon, at office of Off. Rec. Nottingham. Exam. Dec. 4, at 10, at County

Court-bouse, Nottingham. DE BERENSBERG, VICTOR CLAVER, Haverfordwest, professor of languages. Ct. Pem

broke Dock. Meeting, Nov. 17, at 3, at office of Off. Rec. Carmarthen. Exam.

Dec. 4, at 11.30, at Temperance-hall, Pembroke Dock. EVANS, WILLIAM, Gloucester-mews West, cabowner. Ct. High Court. Meeting,

Nov, 17, at noon, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Dec. 17, at 11.50, at Bankruptcy

bldgs. FITTER, MATTHEW ALEXANDER, late Birmingham, solicitor. Ct. Birmingham. Meet

ing. Nov. 18, at 11, at 23, Colmore-row, Birmingham. Exam. Nov. 27, at 2, at

County Court, Birmingham. GOLGE, GEORGE, Cardiff, late licensed victualler. Ct. Cardiff. Meeting, Nov. 18,

at 11, at office of Ort. Rec. Cardiff. Exam. Dec. 11, at 10, at Townhall, Cardiff. GBUNDY, FREDERICK (trading as F. Grunds and Co.), Northwich, timber mercbant.

Ct. Nantwich and Crewe. Meeting, Nov. 20, at 10.45, at Royal hotel, Crewe.

Exam. Nov. 20, at 11.30, at Court-room, Crewe. GROOME, FREDERICK, Kettering, boot manufacturer. Ct. Northampton. Meeting,

Nov. 18, at 12.30, at County Court-bldgs, Northampton. Exam. Dec, 8, at noon,

at County-hall, Northampton. GARSIDE, JABEZ, Oldham, wholesale baker. Ct. Oldham. Meeting, Nov. 18, at 3, at

office of Off. Rec. Oldham. Exam. Nov. 20, at 11, at Court-house. Oldham. GRIFFITHS, THOMAS (trading as Thomas Griffiths and Son). Wednesbury, gas-fitting

manufacturer. Ct. Walsall. Meeting Nov. 19, at 11 30, at office of Off. Rec.

Walsall. Exam. Nov. 19, at noon, at Court-house, Walsall. BANNEY, BLANCHE, late London-st, Paddington, widow. Ct. High Court. Meeting,

Nov. 17, at 2.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Dec. 17, at 11.30, at Bankruptcs

bligs. HATCHWELL, ALICE (trading as Maison Moderne), late Oxford-st, widow. Ct.

High Court. Meeting, Nov. 18, at 2.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Dec. 17, at

Bankruptcy-bldgs. HENLEY, WILLIAM GORDOX, late Mount-st, Grosvenor-sq, estate agent. Ct. High

Court. Meeting, Nov. 17, at 11, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Dec. 17, at 11, ai

Bankruptcy-bldgs. HUMPHREY, JOAN PRIOR, Manor Park-rd, Harlesden, builder. Ct. High Court.

Meeting, Nov. 18, at noon, at Bankruptcy-blugs. Exam. Dec. 17, at 11, at Bank

ruptcy-bldgs. HOLLAND, MARY, Birstal, milliner. Ct. Bradford, Yorks. Meeting, Nov. 17, at 11, at

ofice of t ff. Rec. Bradford. Exam. Nov. 20, at 10, at County Court, Bradford. IBVING, WESTON BROWN, Hanley, tailor. Ct. Hanley, Burslem, and Tunstall.

Meeting, Nov. 19, at 11.15, at office of Off. Rec. Newcastle-under-Lyme. Exam.

Nov. 25, at 11, at Townhall, Hanley. JONES, HUGH, Rhoscolyn, farmer. Ct. Bangor. Meeting, Nov. 18, at 1.45, at Marine

hotel, Holyhead. Exam. Dec. 3, at 12.15, at Magistrates -room. Bangor. JOHNSON, SAMUEL. Pemberton, grocer. Ct Wigan. Meeting. Nov. 19, at 10, at

Court-bouse, Wigan. Exam. Nov. 19, at 11, ut Court-house, Wigan. KELLY, RICHARD HENRY, Holborn-viaduct, diamond merchant. Ct. High Court.

Meeting. Nov. 18, at noon, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Dec. 4, at noon, at Bank

ruptcy-bldgs. KXIGET, J. B., late Conduit-st. Ct. High Court. Meeting, Nov. 18, at 1, at Bank

ruptcy-bldge. Exam. Dec. 4, at 11.30, at Bankruptry-bldgs. LEWIS, HENRY, Walsall, baker. Ct. Walsall. Mining, Nov, 19, at 11, at office of

off. Rec. Walsall. Exam. Nov. 19, at noon, at Court-house, Walsall. MILLER, ARTICR, Keighley, greengrocer's assistant. Ct. Bradford. Meeting,

Nov. 18, at 11, at office of Ofi. Rec. Bradford. Exam. Nov. 20, at 10, at County

Court, Bradford. MASTERS, JAMES, Cardiff, builder. Ct. Cardif. Mesting. Nov. 18, at 11.30, at office

of Off. Rec. Cardiff. Exam. Dec. 11, at 10, at Townhall, Cardiff MORGAN, WALTER, Dunley, licensed victualler. Ct. Kidderminster. Meeting,

Nov. 18, at 1.45, at office of Spencer Thursfield, Oxford-st, Kidderminster. Exam. Nov. 18, at 2.20, at Townhall, Kidderminster.

NOTICE OF DAY APPOINTED FOR PROCEEDING WITH PUBLIC

EXAMINATION ADJOURNED SIVE DIE.

GAZETTE, Nov. 6. EDELSTON, JAMES (late trading as H. C. Owtram and Co.), Manchester, cotton

manufacturer. Ot. Manchester. Exam. Nov. 30, at 2, at Court-house, Manchester.

ADJUDICATIONS.

GAZETTE, Nov. 6. BANNISTER, GEORGE (trading as the City of London Flour and Grain Company), Luton,

corn merchant. Ct. Luton. Order, Nov. 4. BANKS, JOAN, Strood, licensed victualler. Ct. Rochester. Order, Oct. 31. BLACK, LANCELOT, Scarborough. grocer. Ct. Scarborough. Order, Nor. 2. BRAY, ARTHUR (late trading as the New Floral Hall Company), Richmond, late florist.

Ct. Wandsworth. Order, Nov. 3. COLES, JAMES WILLIAM, Chepstow, late baker. Ct. Newport, Mon. Order, Nov. 4. COBB, GEORGE, late Stillington, innkeeper. Ct. York. Order. Nov. 3. EVANS, WILLIAM, Llannor, farmer. Ct. Portmadoc and Blaenau Festiniog. Order,

Nov. 3. FITTER, MATTHEW ALEXANDER, late Birmingham, solicitor. Ct. Birmingham. Order,

Nov. 3, GOODCHILD, PHILIP PETER PERRING, Bonchurch, late lieutenant-colonel. Ct. Newport

and Ryde. Order, Oct. 31. HATCHWELL, ALICE (trading as Maison Moderne), late Oxford-st. Ct. High Court.

Order, Nov. 3. HOLLAND, MARY, Birstal, milliner. Ct. Bradford, Yorks. Order, Nor. 4. HOLDING, RICHARD HENRY (trading as R. H. Holding and Co.). Carmarthen, wine

merchant. Ct. Carmarthen. Order, Oct. 31. HEWETT, SAMUEL, Pontypool, late grocer. Ct. Newport, Mon. Order, Nov. 4. IRVING, Weston Brown, Hanley, tailor. Ct. Hanley, Burslem, and Tunstall Order,

Nor. 3. JONES, TAomas, jun., South Cornelly, licensed victualler. Ct. Cardiff. Order, Nov. 2 KETTERINGHAM, JOHN HAZELWOOD, York-rd, Battersea, draper. Ct. Wandsworth

Order, Nov. 3. LAWRENCE, CHARLES LENDON, Hereford, commercial traveller. Ct. Bereford. Order,

Nov. 3. LOXTON, CHARLES, Swansea, boot dealer. Ct. Swansea. Order, Nov. 3. MILLER, ARTHUR, Keighley, greengrocer's assistant. Ct. Bradford, Yorks. Order,

Nov. PHILLIPS, WILLIAM (trading as the Amman Valley Saw Mills Company), Garnant,

timber merchant. Ct. Carmarthen. Order, Nov. 4, QUINTON, EDWARD, late Emsworth, baker. Ct. Portsmouth. Order, Nov. 4. REDMILL, JOIX, Worksop, confectioner's manager. Ct. Sheffield. Order, Nov. 4. Ritson, CHARLES, Hastings, bootmaker. Ct. Hastings. Order, Nov. 4. SHEARD, DAVID, Luddenden, woollen wearer. Ct. Halifax. Order, Nov. 3. SEDDON, JOSEPH ALFRED, Cardiff, marine surveyor. Ct. Cardiff. Order, Oct, 31. TEASDALE, ROBERT, Willington, painter. Ct. Durham. Order, Nov. 2. VANSTONE, JOHN EALES, St. Mary Church, gardener. Ct. Exeter. Order, Nor. 3. WELLS, CHARLES (trading as Charles Wells and Co.), Kingston-upon-Hull, coal

merchant. Ct. Kingston-upon-Hull. Order, Nov. 2. WILLIAMS, WILLIAM, Chepstow. grocer. Ct. Newport, Mon. Order, Nov. 4. WATTS, JOHN HENRY, Shepton Mallet, fishmonger. Ct. Wells. Order, Nor. 3.

GAZETTE, Nov, 10. ASHBY, ELIZABETH, Newport, widow. Ct. Newport and Ryde. Order, Nov. 6. ALLEN, JAMES WALKDEN, Wigan, licensed victualler. Ct. Wigan. Order, Nov. 5. BAKER, THOMAS, Dudley, glass dealer. Ct. Dudley. Order, Nov. 6. BUTLER, W. C., Newcastle-on-Tyne, restaurant proprietor. Ct. Newcastle-on-Tyne,

Order, Nov. 6. BROAD, FRANK, Hoo, dairyman. Ct. Rochester. Order, Nov. 6. BANNER, HARRY TIMOTHY, Great Malvern, carriage builder. Ct. Worcester. Order,

Nov.5. CHADWICK, DAVID, Bolton, late furniture broker. Ct. Bolton. Order, Nov. 6. CREBER, GEORGE MICHEL MORE, Bristol, late licensed victualler. Ct. Bristol.

Order, Nov. 5. CLEAVER, EDWARD, late New Malden. Ct. Kingston, Surrey. Order, Nov. 7. CLARKE, JAMES PAVEY, Beeralston, baker. Ct. Plymouih and East Stonehouse.

Order, Nov, 6. DEXTER, MARY ELLEN, and GELSTHORPE, MARY ELIZABETH (trading as Dexter,

Gelsthorpe, and Co.), Shepshed, boot manufacturers. Ct. Leicester. Order,

Nos. 6. DRAGE, WILLIAM HICKMAN, Northampton, pawnbroker. Ct. Northampton. Order,

Nor, 7. DE BERENSBERG, VICTOR CLAVER, Haverfordwest, professor of languages. Ct.

Pembroke Dock. Order, Nov. 7. GRIEVES, JOHN WILLIAM (trading as the International Trade Exhibition Syndicate),

Gresham-st, exhibition promoter. Ct. High Court. Order, Nov. 7.

BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS.

(+112, WALTER JAMES, Goole, commission agent. Ct. Wakefield. Order, Vor, 6.
HICKS, HENRY, Leyton. Ct. High Court. Order. Nor 4.
HILL, JAMES, Southampton, gentleman. Ct. Southampton. Order, Xov. 5.
JACOBS, PHILIP DAVID, and JACOBS, ANGELO (trading as David Jacobs), Arundel-pl,

Haymarket, glass merchants. Ot. High Court. Order. Nov. 6.
JELLEY, HUGH, Leicester, boot manufacturer. Ct. Leicoster. Order, Nov. 7.
JOHNSON, SAMUEL, Pemberton, grocer. Ct. Wigen. Order, Nov. 5.
LIVINGSTONE, JOHN, Leeds, coal agent Ct. Leeds. Order, Nov. 6.
LUSCOMBE, ALEXANDER PETER, Littlegate, farmer. Ct. Plymouth and East Stone-

house. Order, Nov. 6. MATHIAS, ANTHONY, Tenby, bootmaker. Ct. Pembroke Dock. Order, Nov. 5. MUTTON, John, St. Stephens, mason. Ct. Plymouth and East Stonehouse. Order,

Yov. 6. NEWTON, ROBERT, Simmondley, slater. Ct. Ashton-under-Lyne and Stalybridge.

Order, Nov. 6. NEWSOME, HERBERT, Leeds, joiner. Ct. Leeds. Order, Nor, 6. PARKINS, GARNET, late Carysfoot-rd, Clissold Park. Ct. High Court Order, Nov. 4. REEVE, HASTINGS JOHN, Wormwood Scrubby, late victualler. Ct. High Court.

Order, Nov. 4. RICHARDSON, GEORGE, Preston, cabinetmaker. Ct. Preston. Order, Nov. 7. ST. JOHN, HARRY, Gray's-inn-passage, Holborn, carpenter. Ct. High Court. Order,

Oct. 29. SMEATON. THOMAS, Birmingham, draper's assistant. Ct. Birmingham. Order,

Nov. 5. SEAL, WILLIAM GARRICK (lately trading as W. G. Seal and Co.), late Hulme, monu

mental mason. Ct. Manchester. Order. Nov. 5. SMITH, CHARLES ALFRED (trading as C. A. Smith and Sons), Bournemouth, cabinet

maker. Ct. Poole. Order, Nov. 6. SMART, HENRY, Petersfield, farmer. Ct. Portsmouth. Order, Nov. 4. STUART, HAROLD C., Liverpool, insurance company's manager. Ct. Liverpool. Order,

Nov.6. SHAW, GEORGE HENRY, Fenton, plumber. Ct. Stoke-upon-Trent and Longton.

Order, Nov. 7. TAYLOR, THOMAS HENRY, Burton-on-Trent, bicycle dealer. Ct. Burton-on-Trent.

Order, Nov. 7. W18E, JOHN THOMAS, late Rawcliffe, farmer. Ct. Stockton-on-Tees and Middies

brough. Order, Nov. 1. WILLG0O8E, ARTHUR, Derby, plumber. Ct, Derby. Order. Nov. 7. WOOLLEY, JOHN, Nottingham, fish salesman. Ct. Nottingham. Order, Nov. 6,

BIRTHS. FERRIER. –On the 4th inst., at No. « South-quay, Great Yarmouth, the wife of

Richard F. E Ferrier, Solicitor, of a son. GODFREY.--On the 2nd inst., at Montague House, Beccles, Suffolk, the wiie or

J. R. R. Godfrey, Barrister-at-law, of a son. LIGHTFOOT.-On the 1st inst., at 6, Howard-ter, Carlisle, the wife of George Augustus

Lightfoot, Solicitor, of a son. ORMOND.-On the 24th ult., at Calcutta, the wife of Ernest W'. Ormond, Barrister-at

law, and Judge of the Puisne Court, of a son. PYKE.-On the 5th inst, at No. 2, Cornwall-grdus, S.W., the wife of L. E. Pyke, Q.C.,

of a danghter. Rusby.-On the 6th inst., the wife of James William Rusby, LL.B., Solicitor, of

Craigmillar, Eldon-pk, South Norwood, of a son. STONE.-On the oth inst, at Bingham House, Grove-pk, Kent, the wife of John M. Stone, Barrister-at-law, of a son.

MARRIAGES. CLARKE-NEAME.-On the 4th inst., at St. Mary de Lodle's Church, Gloucester, by the

Vicar, the Rev. S. R. Robertson, Charles Frederick Loriston Clarka, of Bristol, Solicitor, son of the Rev. C. G. Clarke, MA., of Tunbridge Wells, to Alice Neame, eller daughter of the late C. B.' Walker, M.A., J.P., of Woiton House,

Gloucester. DUMONCEAN-WEST.-n the 31st ult., at St. Peter's Church. Redcar, Edmond

Gustave Dumoncean, of Maestricht, Holland, to Elizabeth Emily (Lilly). eldest daughter of the late Thomas Weut, Barrister-at-law, of Newton IIall, Yorkshire,

and Malines, Belgium. HENNESSY-BERTRAM.-On the 31st ult., at Darjeeling, Percival Hennessy, third son

of James Hennessy, Esq., of 5, Lancaster-gate, London, to Allelaide Mary. ellest daughter of W. Bertram. of Nisbet and Kirsewell, Lanarksbire, J.P. and D.L.,

late 72nd Bighlanders and 77th Regiment. SIMNER-SIMONS.-On the 7th inst., at the parish church, Barnet, Nugent Charles

Simner, of the Middle Temple. Barrister-at-law, eller son of Win. Lewis Simner. of Potter's Bar, to Alice Alaude, elder surviving daughter of Joseph Simons, or Elmhurst, New Barnet.

DEATHS. CORYTON. On the 7th inst., at No. 1, Essex-ct, Temple, from pneumonia, John

Coryton, Esq. (son of the late Gen. John R Coryton), Barrister-at-law, late Judige of the Naval Court, Calcutta, and Recorder of Rangoon and Moulmein, in his

71st year. Friends please accept this intimation. FINDLATER.-On the 2nd inst., at 22, Fitzwilliam eg. Dublin. Muriel Demster, dearly

loved daughter of William Fi dlater, D.L., and Marion Findlater, agel 12 years. Fox.-On the 7th inst., at Ballards Lodge, North Finchley, Joseph Fox, of Southamp

ton-st. Strand, Solicitor, second son of the late Edwin Fox, of Gresham-si,

London, E.O. JEFFERY.--On the 7th inst., at Oak Mount, Manningham, Bertba Greenwood, the dear

wife of Herbert J. Jeffery, Solicitor, Bradford. WARNER.-On the 8th inst., at 20, Hyde-st, Winchester, Frederic Isaac Warner

F.L.S., Solicitor, aged 55. YOUNG.-On the 2nd inst., at Westgate-on-Sea. Thomas Young, of 29, Mark-la, E.C.,

and Abbotsford, Mount-view-rd, Crouch Hill, Solicitor, senior partner in the Firn, of Young and Sons, in his 82nd year.

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Ar the institution of the Inns of Court they were resorted to by squires and knights to acquire elegant manners. There is no reason why this aim should not be pursued still. The forensic costume is for the Courts, and we are quite sure that in old times it would have been execrable form to lunch at Fleet-street taverns in bands, or to smoke cigarettes on the steps of the High Court in full costume. In the past there à censorship on such matters. Now

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means-"One-man Companieg"

Restraint on Alienation-Revoca. HOUSE OF LORDS.

tion of Agent's Authority--Civil GCABDIANS OF WEST HAM UNION r.

Judicial Statistics, 1891....

51 CHIRCHWARDENS OF BETANAL COMMENTS ON CASES

57 GREEN (Second Appeal).-House of OCCASIONAL NOTE8.......

58 Lords-Jurisdiction--Costs -- Poor law

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The statement of the Central News, which has been extensively circulated, that “Broadly speaking, the Queen's writ does not run even in a foreign Embassy or Legation, the members of which, provided their names be registered in the archives of the Foreign Office, are free from arrest or proceedings in British courts," must be taken subject to many qualifica

" tions. It is, for instance, highly arguable whether the statute 7 Anne, c. 12, under which this immunity is claimed, is applicable to members of foreign Embassies or Legations who are, notwithstanding this position, British subjects. Again, it is the clear opinion of text-writers, supported by several cases, that these immunities do not extend to protect the members of a foreign Embassy or Legation in acts of aggression towards the inhabitants of the country in which the Embassy or Legation is situate. Thus, when the coachman of Mr. GALLATIN, the United States Minister in London, committed an assault outside the Embassy, the Government claimed the right of arresting him within the house of the Minister.

Sun Yat Sen, in a speech at a banquet given in his honour on Saturday, said that he was detained in the Chinese

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Embassy on the pretext that he was insane. Before 1816 a PICTURES, prints, books, manuscripts, works of art, scientific pretext of this nature would have been sufficient to deprive a collections, and other things not yielding income, if they person in custody of the benefit of the Habeas Corpus Act. appear to the Treasury to be of national, scientific, or historic A sensible difficulty was long felt from the incompetency of interest, and if they be settled so as to be enjoyed in kind by the judges to inquire into the truth of a return made to the a life tenant or tenants, are, so long as they are so enjoyed in writ. For though, in cases within the statute, the prisoner kind, exempted from estate duty by sect. 20 of the new might always look to legal discharge at the next sessions of Finance Act. The principal Act had, by sect. 15 (2), gaol delivery, the same redress would not always be obtained allowed the Treasury to remit estate duty on such pictures, when he was not in custody of a common gaoler. The &c., when bequeathed for national purposes, or to any statute 56 Geo. 3, c. 100, enables in vacation the judge university, county council, or municipal corporation ; but the before whom the writ is returned to inquire into the truth of present Act has gone many steps farther, and cast upon the the facts alleged therein, and, in case they shall seem to him Treasury duties of considerable delicacy and difficulty. The doubtful, to release the party in custody, on giving surety to words

appear to the Treasury seem to constitute the appear in court on some day in the ensuing sittings, when Treasury absolute judges without appeal as to whether any the court may examine by affidavit into the truth of the facts particular picture, &c., has the status of exemption from alleged in the return, and either remand or discharge the duty or not, and when the Treasury has once intimated its party according to their discretion.

view, any revocation or modification does not seem to be within its power.

Nor is any provision made for taking the Now that it is on all hands admitted that compensation evidence of experts, such as the president of the Royal should be given to persons wrongfully convicted of a criminal Academy, with regard to pictures, or the librarian of the offence, it seems naturally to follow that Imperial funds

British Museum with regard to books and manuscripts. should be available for the benefit of persons who have been

Moreover, all this vast power may be exercised by a single ruined or impoverished by judicial error. We deal else

individual, for, by sect. 12 (2) of the Interpretation Act 1889, where with the decision of the House of Lords in the the expression “the Treasury' means in any Act of Parliaone-man company case, in which Mr. Justice WILLIAMS ment “ the Lord High Treasurer for the time being or the launched a theory which the Court of Appeal too readily

Commissioners for the time being of HER MAJESTY's adopted. The Court of Appeal express the theory thus :

Treasury." that seven persons ” in the Act means

seven independent bona fide members with a mind and will of their own, and

The Short Titles Act, it should be borne in mind, contains not the puppets of an individual,” and Mr. Justice WILLIAMS

collective titles” of groups of Acts, as well as single titles held that the business was that of Mr. Salomon and

of single Acts, and some of these collective titles require that he chose to employ a limited company as his agent.

more than a passing glance from those who are looking Mr. SALOMON appealed to the House of Lords in

through the statutes of the year. In many cases the formi pauperis. In the Court of Appeal Lord Justice

grouping, whether right or wrong, is by no

means such LINDLEY said: “Mr. ARON SALOMON's scheme is a device

the reader would expect.

For instance, the group to defraud creditors.” Lord Justice Lopes said the company

entitled “ The Licensing Acts 1828 to 1886,” which contains a mere nominis unıbra." “ To legalise such a trans

only thirteen Acts, contains no excise licensing Acts, and action would be a scandal.” Lord Justice Kay described

contains two Acts, the Sunday Closing (Wales) Act 1881 the company as a pretended association " and the sale to

and the Intoxicating Liquors (Sale to Children) Act, which the company as an utter fiction.” The law is now settled

The “ Police Acts ” group

are not licensing Acts at all. disposing of all this, but poor SALOMON is in the position of

comprehends sects. 190 to 194 of the Municipal Corporations Humpty Dumpty. Not all the judicial power of the House

Acts 1882, which deal with borough constables ; and the of Lords can set him up again.

“ Public Health Acts”

group comprehends sects. 7 to 10 of the Housing of the Working Classes Act 1885, which deal

with certain duties of sanitary authorities. The Railway Sir Harry POLAND's interesting letter to the Times on

Acts are split up into two groups, one containing the “ Criminal Law Reform ” will, it is to be hoped, bring forth

Railway and Canal Traffic Acts, and the other the Railway useful fruit in the Statute-book of next session.

A new

Regulation Acts; and the Railways Clauses Consolidation Criminal Law Procedure Act is very much wanted, for the

Act is not contained in either, because we suppose it is taken great consolidating Acts of 1861 left procedure, except in

to be somewhat of the nature of a local and personal Act. respect of aiding and abetting, almost entirely untouched, and about thirty general criminal law Acts of a date prior to 1861 are still

, to a great extent, unrepealed. Of these, the THE eleventh and most recent volume of the 2nd edition of Indictable Offences Act 1848, and, perhaps, also the Crown the Statutes Revised (which recently appeared) contains in Cases Act 1848, might well be left alone ; but such necessary about 1200 pages all the unrepealed statutes (omitting a but confusing statutes as the Criminal Law Acts 1826 and considerable number as being “ local and personal ") from 1827, the Criminal Procedure Acts 1851 and 1853, the 1863 to 1867 inclusive. Preambles are, as a rule, omitted Prevention of Offences Act 1851, the Criminal Justice as usual, even that of Leeman's Act (or, as it may now be Administration Act 1851, and the Vexatious Indictments Act cited by the Short Titles Act, the Banking Companies Shares 1859 reguire a complete rehauling. As for the twenty-three Act 1867), which preamble might well have been spared to the clauses of various Acts which allow an accused person to give public. As for the omission of

public. As for the omission of " local and personal" Acts,

” evidence, these, except where they occur in the Criminal Law no person, we imagine, would miss the Coventry Grammar Amendment Act 1885, ought all to be repealed and re-enacted School Act (27 & 28 Vict. c. 41), much less the Morro in a single Act with such general amendment as may be thought Velho Marriages Act (30 & 31 Vict. c. 93); but we are desirable. And pace Sir Harry POLAND and other great not so sure whether it was wise to exclude the Patriotic authorities, we incline to think that Mr. H. D. GREENE'S Fund Act (30 & 31 Vict. c. 98), the National Gallery Bill, which applied to offences triable summarily only, pre- Enlargement Act (30 & 31 Vict. c. 41), or even the sented the best general mode of dealing with the case.

The Queen's Children's Aanuity Acts (29 & 30 Vict. cc. 7 and clauses in pari materiâ of the Criminal Law Amendment 8). By the way, when may the conclusion of the edition be Act may as well be left alone, but the principle of the Bill expected ? It was started in 1886 by Mr. GEORGE HOWELL'S might be applied to all misdemeanours, as well as to

representation to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, respecting summary proceedings.

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for the use of the public, and in particular for sale to public libraries accessible to working men.” So it is said in the preface to Vol. I. at p. iv., where it was added (in 1888) that it was expected that the edition would be completed within three or four years; but, unless the present pace of the tortoise of revision can be accelerated, we fear at least a decade must elapse before the hare of legislation can be caught up.

WHAT A BLOCK ON THE BENCH MEANS. Tre absence of any rule for judicial retirement has unquestionably had a most prejudicial effect upon the Bar. Our contemporary the Saturday Review, commenting upon the expected retirement of Lord Esher (and six other judges), said that the promotion of leaders would reveal the dearth of rising talent at the Bar. This is perfectly true. The block on the Bench means a block at the Bar. Sir Richard Webster has been Attorney-General with a short interval since 1885. But for Sir Edward Clarke's deviation the office of Solicitor-General would similarly have been held by one man.

He is not promoted, and is still in competition with the rest of the Bar. And many others of even longer standing are still at workkeeping down any talent there may be. In Chancery the block is nothing like what it is on the other side. Only two judges have just passed fifteen years, the others are young. In the Queen's Bench Division still at work are barristers who, if they ought not to have been might have been judges, and if they had not been younger men would have been. There is Mr. Jurphy, who took silk as long ago as 1874 (Mr. Cohen and Mr. Ambrose are of the same year); Mr. Kemp, who took it in 1875 ; Mr. Willis, two years later, 1877; Mr. Jelf, created in the same year as Sir E. Clarke, 1880; Sir F. Lockwood, Sir R. Reid, and Mr. Bosanquet in 1882; Mr. Bigham, in 1883; and Mr. Channell, and several others now in practice, in 1885.

Death, not resignation, made way for Sir Charles Russell. By a narrow period he escaped continuing indefinitely at the Bar.

Every man who is fifteen years a Queen's Counsel cannot get on the Bench, but the rule of judicial retirement should be such as to give some the prospect. As that period goes by men become less and less eligible, and if judges remain on the Bench from eighteen to thirty years the bulk of the select leaders must either retire or die at the Bar. If the latter, men behind them suffer in their turn. Rising talent, if it exists, must force its way through a solid phalanx of tried advocates. Exceptional talent will do even this. To the average talented aspirant the prospect is hopeless.

If the Master of the Rolls had resigned even after twentyfive years' service, the advantage to the Profession-looking at the question as one of movement and promotion-would have been enormous. Had Baron Pollock, Lord Justice Lopes, and Sir Henry Hawkins retired when they had earned their pensions, two of the Queen's Counsel given above should have been judges, one seven and one five years ago, while a third unight have been raised from the Chancery Bar five years ago.

The County Courts, which give some relief to the general congestion, do not touch the front rank. But they have absorbed recently Sir A. Marten, Mr. Lumley-Smith, Mr. French, Mr. Addison, Mr. Waddy, and Mr. Bompas, all of whom had a share of the general practice.

Yes, there is a dearth of rising talent, and, if judges can sit without check so long as their faculties hold out, the dearth will become a famine. This, we repeat, is disastrous to the Profession, and consequently a public calamity.

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The so-called one-man company” is a contrivance whereby one man has all the substantial venture, all the substantial capital, all the substantial hope of profit, and all the substantial influence, though there are seven subscribers, and, therefore, a limited liability company is constituted. Whether the possibility of such a thing is politic or not we do not pretend to decide ; but there is nothing in the Companies Acts, there is no hing in the law of England, to prevent it. In W. S. Gilbert's witty dialogue, which Sir Arthur Sullivan's music has made familiar to Londoners in “ Utopia,” the English system of joint-stock companies and the legal possibilities in respect of this question are cleverly satirised. The King of the County of Perfection there went so far as to say it sounds dishonest,” and so at first sight it does so sound in many concrete cases ; yet, where no fraud is proved, the assumption of the law must be that there is no dishonesty. The House of Lords has given a decision which raises one-man companies " to an impregnable position until the day that the Legislature thinks fit to intervene.

The decision in question is of the first importance to English business men.

The case is reported under the name of Salomon (pauper) V. A. Salomon and Co. Limited (the point, of course, lying in the last word) in the Times of Tuesday, the 17th inst. The facts of the case were as follows : The appellant, Aron Salomon, for about thirty years prior to 1892 carried on business as a leather merchant and hide factor, and wholesale and export boot manufacturer, under the style of A. Salomon and Co. According to the evidence of the appellant and his son, the profits of the business were between £1000 and £2000 per annum.

A limited company was formed in 1892 to carry on the business, and the original subscribers to the memorandum were the appellant, his own wife, his own daughter, and his own four sons, who each signed for one share. The appellant's business was sold to the company for £38,782, of which £16,000 was to be paid in cash or debentures, and at the firs meeting of the directors, who consisted of the appellant and two of his sons, it was resolved to pay the appellant £6000 in cash and £10,000 in debentures. These debentures were afterwards mortgaged by the appellant to one Edmund Broderip as a security for an advance of £5000; but eventually these debentures were cancelled, and £10,000 fresh debentures were issued to Edmund Broderip. In October 1893 an order was made for the winding-up of the company, at which date the company was indebted to unsecured creditors other than Aron Salomon to the amount of £7733, the business of the company showing a loss of £2600 a year.

Action was then brought by the liquidator of the company against the appellant, and the case was tried before Mr. Justice Williams.

There is in the minds of men who understand business a great prejudice against these one-man companies," where six of the subscribers to the memorandum of association are the nominees of the seventh, whether his family or his clerks or other persons under his control. The six subscribers are usually worthless; you cannot build one-man companies (any more than the children of Israel could build bricks) without straw. Consequently, there was a great leaning of the tribunals before whom the matter first came in favour of the liquidator; and it was sought, if possible, to find some legal ground on which a conclusion hostile to the “ one-man company

could validly be rested. Mr. Justice Williams found such legal ground in the following proposition : "The business was Mr. Salomon's business and no

one else's.

He chose to employ as agent a limited company." But the answer to this is Lord Halsbury's inevitable dilemma : Either the company was legal entity validly created, or it was not. If

yea,

the business belonged to it and not to Mr. Salomon. If nay, there was no person and no thing to be an agent at all.

The Court of Appeal, consisting of Lords Justices Lindley, Lopes, and Kay, while unable to support the reasons given by Mr. Justice Williams, were yet determined to uphold his conclusion, and held that the formation of the company and the issue of the debentures were a mere scheme" to enable Mr. Salomon to carry on business in the name of the company with limited liability, contrary to the “ true intent and meaning of the Companies Act 1862, and to enable him to obtain priority over other creditors of the company by means of debentures, and that the appeal must be dismissed : (reported sub tit. Broderip v. A. Salomon and Co. Limited, 72 L. T. Rep. 755).

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“ONE-MAN COMPANIES.” THERE is an old story of a "meeting,” which was held to celebrate the re-opening of a great theatre after its all but destruction by fire. The manager came forward to address the audience. “ Ladies and gentlemen,” he began; but, after a pause, during which he had surveyed the house, he corrected himself and said, “I mean respected individual.” When is a company not a company? The obvious answer will at once suggest itself.

How can there be a joint-stock company consisting of an individual : Such a thing is manifestly impossible.

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