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STEVENS (Rebecca), High-st, Barnet, Hertfordshire, spinster. May 17; G. D. Byfield,

solicitor, 32, Great St. Helen's. STEVENS (Charles), 98 and 100, High-st, Barnet, Hertfordshire, grocer. May 17; G. D.

Byfleld, solicitor, 32, Great St. Helen's. SPOORS (Esther), 22, Hartley-st, Sunderland, Durham. April 24; Simey, Son, and

Iliff, solicitors, 59, John-st, Sunderland. SCANTLEBURY (Thomas), 11, Hartington-st, Derby, gentleman. June 8; Wake and

Sons, solicitors. 25, Bank-st, Sheffield. SATCHELL (John Gilbert), Rugby, Warwickshire, gentleman and a member of the

Warwickshire County Council, June 1; Wratislaw and Thompson, solicitors,

13A, Church-st, Rugby. TUBB (Charles), Swiss Farm, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, farmer, May 17 ;

Cooper, Son, and Simmons, solicitors, Henley-on-Thames. TAAFFE (Christopher Richard). late of Her Majesty's Middlesex Regiment, paymaster

and bonorary major. May 17; Gruggen and Williams, solicitors, 32, Uraven-st,

Strand. TAYLOR (Charles), Eldon-st, Newark-upon-Trent, Nottinghamshire, retired butcher.

May 29; Norledge and Co., solicitors, 24, Castie-gate, Newark. TYLER (Archibald), 3, Byron-st, New Normanton, Derby, licensed victualler, formerly

of Belper, Derbyshire. May 15; J. T. Wykes, solicitor, 16, Wardwick, Derby. TOLEMAN (James), i7, Goswell-rd, and of 110, Haverstock-hill, gentleman. May 14;

H. Pumfrey, solicitor, 14, Paternoster-row. Tong (Ellen), Robin Hood_inn, Ashburner-st, Bolton, Lancashire, widow of the lato

J. A. Tong. May 12; Fullagar and Hulton, solicitors, 1, Mealhouse-la, Bolton. TOPLIS (John), Gladstone-rd,

Chesterfield, Derbyshire, formerly printer and newspaper proprietor. May 31; Busby, Davies, Sanders, and Co., sulicitors, Irongate,

Chesterfield. WILKINSON (Isabella), East Hill House, Oxted, Surrey, widow. May 15; H. H.

Shakespear, soiicitor, 8, John-st, Bedford-row. WORSLEY (Jonathan), 5, Belvedere-st, Ryde, Isle of Wight, solicitor. May 14; 0, G.

Vincent, 4, St. Thomas-st, Ryde, Isle of Wight. WHEREAT (William), 15, Madeira-rd, Clevedon, Somersetshire, gentleman. May 15;

F. Sturge, solicitor. Fosters-cbmbrs, 17, Small-st, Bristol WILFORD (Simon Caunt), the Generous Briton, Newark-upon-Trent, Nottinghamehire,

licensed victualler. May 29; Norledge and Co., solicitors, 24, Castle-gate,

Newark. WILKINS (Henry Sandell), Wellclose, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire. May 24; Stone,

King, and Co., solicitors, 13, Queen-sq, Bath.

QUARTER SESSIONS. Abingdon, Wednesday, April 28

Nottingham, Monday, April 26 Banbury, Tuesday, May 4

Penzance, Monday, April 26 Canterbury, Monday, May 10

Tewkesbury, Saturday, April 24 Dover, Monday, April 26

Rochester, Monday, April 26 Folkestone, Monday, April 26, at 11 Saffron Walden, Monday, April 26 New Windsor, Tuesday, April 27, at 10.45 | Salford, May 20.

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.

DENTON (Thomas), Wotton Lawn, and of 12 and 13, Northgate-st, Gloucester,

silk mercer and linendraper. May 17: U. W. Grimes, solicitor, Gloucester. EASON (Alexander Thomas), 217 and 219, Kentish Town-rd, and of 14, Cromwell-av,

Highgate, pianoforte manufacturer. May 24; Cowlard and Chowne, solicitors, 17,

Bedford-row. ELLICOMBE (Richard Rous), Myddelton House, Roehampton, Surrey. May 10;

H. G. S. Williams, solicitor, 5, Spring-grdns, Charing Cross.
FITZMAURICE (Mary), Lincoln.' May 16; Tennant and Jones, solicitors, Aberavon,

Port Talbot.
FREEMAN (Mary Ann Bradley),

who died at Waverley, near Sydney, New South Wales, widow. May 12; Blyth, Dutton, Hartley, and Blyth, solicitors, 112,

Gresham House, Old Broad-st. FOSTER (Benjamin), Coundon Station, Durham, innkeeper. May 13; J. T. Proud,

solicitor, Bishops Auckland. FRY (James). 97, Hospital-st, Nantwich, Cheshire, general dealer. May 22; A. E.

Whittingham, solicitor, Nantwich. GRIFFITHS (John Roberts), Royal Oak, Galway-st, St. Luke's, licensed rictualler.

May 17; H. R. Newson, solicitor, 93, Chancery-la. CHIBB (Emmeline Favell) I, Vicarage-gate, St. Mary Abbotta, Kensington, widow.

May 21; Burch, Whitehead, and Davidsons, solicitors, 29, Spring-grdns, West

minster GUDGEON (Hannah), 5, Avenham-colonnade, Preston, Lancashire, widow. May 17; J.

Clarke, solicitor, 2, Lune-st, Preston. GRIFFITH-COLPOYS (Arthur Adair), Dorset Cottage. Bexhill, and of 33, Havelock-rd,

Hastings, Sussex, architect, May 10; A. C. Beattie, solicitor, 119 and 120, London

wall. HEXSHALL (William). Bollington, Cheshire, gentleman. May 14; J. F. May, solicitor,

43, Church-side, Macclesfield. FIARDY (Thomas), Vauxhall House, Shirbeck, Lincolnshire, schoolmaster ; or his

widow, HARDY (Jane). April 30: Waite, Marris, and Rice, solicitors, Boston. Hags (Thomas Octavius), Caxton House, Caxton-ter, Henley-on-Thames,

Oxfordshire, printer. May 17; Cooper, Son, and Simmons, solicitors, Henley-on-Thames. HARRIS (Edward), Totnes, Devonshire. justice of the peace for the borough of Totnes.

May 8: Windeatt and Windeatt, solicitors, 19. High-st, Totnes. HALL (William), 126, Margaret-st, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, gentleman.

June 1; J. Clayton and Son, solicitors, Warrington-st, Ashton-under-Lyne. ELUTT (George), Beulah Lodge, Epping, Essex, gentleman. May 10; A. O. Beattie,

solicitor, 119 and 120, London-wall. HOLTBY (Susannah), Filbert Grove, Nafferton, Yorkshire, widow. June 12 ; Harland

and Son, solicitors, Bridlington. NEWERDINE (George Francis), Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, and of Kingston

upon. Gull, Yorkshire, gentleman. June 1; Grange and Wintringham, solicitors,

St. Mary's-chmbrs, Great Grimsby. HAINSWORTH (Hannah), 255, Cemetery-rd, Lidget Green, Bradford, Yorkshire, widow.

May 30: Gaunt, Hines, and Bottomles, solicitors, Tanfleid-bldgs, Bradford. HARRIS (Charles). 23, Ashley-pl, Westminster. May 12; H. Sydney, solicitor,

185), Aldersgate-st. JONES-BATEMAN (Rowland), Otterbourne Grange, Eastleigh, Southampton, gentle

man, barrister-at-law. May 31; Dawson, Beunett, and Ryde, solicitors, Lincoln's

inn. LEE (James), jun., Hipperholme, near Halifax, Yorkshire, tanner. May 15; Land

and Foster, solicitors, 13, Ward's-end, Halifax. MURRAY (William Vaughan), Clarence-chmbrs, Marylebone-rd, and of the Royal

London Yacht Club, Savile-row, gentleman. May 10; H. G. S. Williams,

solicitor, 5. Spring-grdns. MANN (Henry), 11, Royal-cres, Bath, and of 23, Brunswick-pl, Brighton, and Belgrave

mansions, London, gentleman. June 1; Adam and Thring, solicitors, 4, Queen

sq, Bath, MORTIMER (Walter Russell), formerly of 15, Warwick-grdns, Kensington, gentleman.

May 24; Marshal and Co., solicitors, 96, King-st, Hammersmith. MACDOUGALL (Rev. James), Somerset House, Reading, Berkshire, formerly of West

Hanney, Berkshire, clerk in holy orders. June 1; E. and E. B. Ormond, solicitors. Wantage. Budd, Johnsons, and Jecks, 24, Austin Friars, agents for

tha solicitors. NEWMAN (Catherine Ann), formerly of Elm Cottage, Crossbush Sussex, late of

Austria House, Ventvor, Isle of Wight. May 29; Batchelor and Cousins,

solicitors, Brook House, Walbrook, NASH (Emma), 33, Devonshire.pl, Brighton, Sussex, spinster. May 31: Upperton and

Bacon, solicitors, 51, Pavilion-bldgs, Brighton. OLLIER (John), formerly of 45, Preston-rd, late of 7, Ditchling-rise, both in Brighton,

Sussex, merchant. May 29; Batchelor and Cousins, solicitors, Brook Mouse,

Walbrook. OGDON (Hannah), Wirksworth, Derbyshire, widow. May 25; Kingdon and Sererne,

solicitors, Wirksworth, QFFORD (Joseph), 6, Boundary-rd, St. John's Wood. June 1; Dod, Longstaffe, Son,

and Fenwick, solicitors, 16, Berners-st. PERRY (Ven. Archdeacon George Gresley), Waddington Rectory, Lincoln, clerk in

holy orders, and Archdeacon of Stow. May 18; Danby, Son, and Epton, solicitors,

2, Bank-st, Lincoln. PACK (Henry). 5, St. George's-ter, George-st, Ryde, Isle of Wight. gentleman. May 1t;

C. G. Vincent, solicitor, 4, St. Thomas-st, Ryde, Isle of Wight. PRIPSON (Caroline Elizabeth), Hawthorn House, Millbrook, Southampton, spinster.

June 1; Hickman and Son, solicitors, 7, Albion-pl, Southampton. Potts (Fanny), Clareville-ter, Harrogate, Yorkshire, spinster. June 15; Kirby and

Son, solicitors, Harrogate. PEELE (Charles Jobn). Childown Hall, Chertsey, Surrey, gentleman. May 28;

Hollams, Sons, Coward, and Hawksley, solicitors, 30, Mincing-la. L'ENNY (George), 66, Royal Excbange, Manchester, and of 153, Victoria-rd, New

Brighton. Cheshire, formerly of Brookdene, Alderley Edge, Cheshire, yarn agent.

May 31; J. Leigh, solicitor, 30. Brown-at, Manchester. PARKER (Christopher), 250, Clapham-rd, and of the Borough Market, Southwark.

May 17; C. J. Parker, solicitor, Monument-sq-cbmbrs. PREECE (John Ambrose), Grore House, Bollywood-rd, South Kensington, jobmaster.

May 31; Crosse and Sons, solicitors, 7, Lancaster-pl, Strand. PARRY (Sarah Emma), 25, St. Heleng-rd, Hastings, Sussex, spinster. May 24; Patey

and Warren, solicitors, 90, London-wall. POTTER (Thomas Winter), East Court, Charlton Kings, Gloucestershire, gentleman.

May 26; Cunliffes and Greg, solicitors, 56, Brown-st, Manchester. REAY (Robert), 43, Gibson-st, Newcastle-on-Tyne, boilersmith. May 20; E. Clark,

solicitor. Market-la, Pilgrim-st. Newcastle-upon-Type. RIDDELL (Edward Henry), 11, Nottingham-rd, South Croydon, Surrey, and of

47, Victoria-st. Westminster, engineer. May 13; J. H. and J. Y. Johnson,

solicitors, 47, Lincoln's-inn-fids. RISQUE (Edward Davenport), 40, Claremont-rd, Birkdale, Lancashire. May 13; S. W.

Dod, solicitor. 34 Claremont-rd, Birkdale. KOCK (William), Botanic-rd, and 25, Lord-st, Liverpool, and of Widnos, Lancashire,

chartered accountant. June 4; Masters and" Rogers, solicitors, 25, Lord-st,

Liverpool. SYKES (Elizabeth), Soridlington, Lincolnshire, farmer. May 1; Danby, Son, and

Epton, solicitors 2, Bank-st, Lincoln. STONE (Robert William Rogers), George Nympton, Devonshire, retired innkeeper.

May 25 ; J. Kingdon, 46, West-st, South Molton, Devon, SHIPLEY (Alexander), Windsor, Berks, and of The Hall, Datchet, Bucks, brewer.

May 31 ; 0. J. Last and Son, solicitors, Windsor. STRACHAN (Lucinda), 51, North Bondgate, Bishop Auckland, Durham, wife of William

Strachan. May 8; H. Rose-Innes, solicitor, 2, New-inn, Strand. SPEARMAN (Edmund Alexander Malcolm), 14, Hereford-sq. July 7; Alpe and Ward,

Bolicitors, 3, Serjeants-inn, Temple. SYKES (Joseph), Town End, Almondbury, Yorkshire, retired grocer. May 21; M. H.

Schofield, administratrix, Town End, Almondbury. J. Bottomley, solicitor,

Now-st, Huddersfield. SPENCE (Faraday), 50, Rothbury-ter, Heaton, and of 55, Pilgrim-st, both in Newcastle

upon-Tyne, sharebroker. May 10; Arnott, Swan, and Walker, solicitors, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

Mr. EDWARD RIDLEY, Q.C., one of the Official Referees, has been appointed a Judge of the Queen's Bench Division, in the place of Mr. Justice Charles, who recently retired.

Mr. EDWARD JAMES POLLOCK, of the South-Eastern Circuit, has been appointed an Official Referee in the place of Mr. Edward Ridley, Q.C. Mr. Pollock was called to the Bar in 1872.

Mr. EDWARD EYRE GREENWELL, solicitor, of the firm of Clarkson, Greenwells, and Co., of 36, Lime-street, London, and 6, Mandeville-place, Marylebone, has been appointed Clerk to the Justices of the Peace of the St. Marylebone Division of the County of London, in succession to his father the late Mr. Walpole Eyre Greenwell, who held the appointment for forty-five years. Mr. Greenwell has also been appointed Clerk to the Commissioners for Land and Income Taxes for the St. Marylebone Division. Mr. Greenwell was admitted in 1887.

Mr. CHARLES E. F. COPEMAN, B.A., of the firm of Metcalfe and Copeman, solicitors, Wisbech, has been appointed Clerk to the Commissioners of Income and Land Tax for the Wisbech Division of Cambridgeshi Mr. Copeman was admitted in 1895.

Mr. EDWARD Gibson NISBET, of the firm of Loughborough, Gedge, Nisbet, and Drew, 23, Austin Friars, has been appointed a Commissioner of the Supreme Court of the Colony of Natal to take affidavits and examine witnesses.

Mr. ROBERT HARRY JACKSON, of 4, Castle-street, Northwich, Cheshire, has been appointed a Commissioner for Oaths.

LAW SOCIETIES.

INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY.-SPECIAL GENERAL

MEETING A SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING of the members of the society will be held in the hall of the society on Friday, the 30th inst., at two o'clock precisely, to consider the following subjects, of which notice has been duly given :

Mr. Harvey Clifton will move : “That it is desirable that the president and council should endeavour to promote the popularity, and indirectly increase the influence, of the society in a social way, by annual presidential receptions, and other periodical inexpensive social functions in which any member of the society might participate if he cared to do so."

Mr. Charles Ford will move: “That it be an instruction to the council of the society to consider the desirableness of drawing up and of submitting to the next general annual meeting a memorandum showing in what matters, if any, it is in the interest of suitors in Her Majesty's High Court of Justice, that solicitors of the Supreme Court should have a right of audience in the High Court, and upon what conditions, if any; and

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.

what special annual registration fees, if any, should be paid to the Incorporated Law Society by solicitors desiring to make use of such a right, if granted.” “That in the opinion of this meeting all chamber work arising out of proceedings instituted in the High Court of Justice prior to the commencement of the Long Vacation ought to be regarded as vacation business, which chamber work, if not proceeded with during the Long Vacation, would or might, in the opinion of a judge at chambers, involve substantial hardship or a denial of justice to any party to such proceedings so instituted prior to the commencement of such Long Vacation.”

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INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY. - VICTORIA

PENSION FUND. The following is an additional list of subscriptions up to the 21st April :

£ Amount acknowledged last week

4273 19 0 Bockett, Stunt, and Nash, 60, Lincoln's-inn-fields, w.c...

1 1 0 Dickson, Archer, and Thorp, Alnwick H. E. Aston, 71, Edgware-road, W Baileys, Shaw, and Gillett, 5, Berners-st, W..

21 0 Fredk. Morgan (Saxton and Morgan). 29, Somerset-street, W.

210 Alfred Jonas, 3, Old Serjeants’inn, Chancery-lane, W.C...

10 T. H. E. Foord, 15, Philpot-lane. E.O.

3 0 O. E. Jones, 2. St. Mildred's-court, Poultry, E.C."

52 10 0 Wm. Hale, 2, St. Mildred's-court, Poultry, E.C. ...

15 15 S. E. Jones, 2, St. Mildred's-court, Poultry, E C....

10 10 B. J. Maycock, Birmingham

1 1 0 V. I. Chamberlain, 48, Finsbury-square, E.C...

2 2 Smith and Bostock, Derby

5 5 0 W. A. Blaxland, London County Council, Spring-gardens

5 0 W. H. Orowder. 51, Lincoln's-inn-fields, W.C. Alfred Slater, 70, Finsbury-pavement, E.C.

1 0 Wragge and Co., Birmingham

10 10 0 T. M. Davenport, County-hall, Oxford

2 2 O. E. Rutter, Wincanton

1 1 0 A. T. Mutlow, Bristol

1 1 0 H. Warren, 32, Bedford-row, W.O.

2 2 0 F. O. Warren, 32, Bedford-row, W.O.

2 2 0 Blunt and Co., 95, Gresham-street. E.O....

25 0 Wilfred Godden, 34, Old Jewry. E.C. Devonshire and Co., 1, Frederick's-place, Old Jewry, E.C.

10 10 0 Whites and Co., 28, Budge-row, Cannon-street, E.C.

10 10 C. G. Boxall (Boxall and Boxall), 22. Chancery-lane, w.o.

26 5 0 Burne and Wykes, 1, Lincoln's-inn-flds, W.C.

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UNITED LAW CLERKS' SOCIETY.— The sixty-seventh anniversary festival of this very excellent society takes place next month, and I venture to solicit your aid in endeavouring to swell the number of its annual subscribers, and also to give a gentle hint to the wealthy members of the Legal Profession to remember the society when settling their testamentary dispositions. It has been estimated that there are some 25,000 barristers and solicitors in the Law List. Of these only about 300 are annual subscribers. Surely a little gentle pressure is only needed to bring up the total to 500 (one in fifty). In the matter of legacies the society has been singularly unfortunate-twenty-six legacies in sixty-six years. Of these the two largest one for £1800, and another for £1000— were obtained by members. The annual festivals of the society have been presided over by the greatest lawyers, among whom may be mentioned Lord Cranworth, Lord Chelmsford, Lord Justice Knight Bruce, Lord Hatherley, Lord Selborne, Lord Bramwell, Earl Cairns, Sir Geo. Jessel, Master of the Rolls, Lord Coleridge, Lord Herschell, and the present Lord Chancellor (Lord Halsbury). From the very eloquent speeches made by the Chairman at the Festivals the following extracts will I trust be read and bear fruit. 1889. Lord Herschell: “The society has existed for fiftyseven years and only received eighteen legacies.

I think there ought to be and might be many more.

This is a society which might well be remembered upon such an occasion as the making of a will by those who occupy themselves not only by making their own wills but the wills of other people.

1893. The Rt. Hon. Sir Francis Jeune: “As judge of the Probate Division I feel it right to urge upon you specially the duty of testamentary bequest. easy

the secretary will supply you with a form you will never be sorry in recollecting such an institution.” 1894. Lord Davey : “I cannot help thinking that sometimes when benevolent testators are minded to give part of their substance in charity, but have not quite made up their minds, and do not quite know what society they could most usefully give a legacy to, that & word in season might be beneficial to the U.L.C.S.

I shall be glad to hear on another occasion that the hint I have ventured to throw out has taken root in a substantial way.” 1895. Lord Russell of Killowen (Lord Chief Justice of England): “Barristers are not willmakers, but solicitors are, and if there has been a shortcoming in the shape of legacies to this society, to the door of the solicitor let it be laid. I see some gentlemen in front of me-Mr. Rowcliffe, Mr. Walters, and my friend Sir George Lewis-who, when testators come to them with their thousands and tens of thousands of Consols and other securities, at a loss to know what to do with them

let me venture to offer the suggestion that an odd thousand or two to struggling law clerks will be administered wisely and carefully by the U.L.C.S., and thus enable them to carry out more widely and more effectively still the great object to which it is devoted.” 1896. The Right Hon. the Speaker (Mr. Gully, Q.C.): “ There are members of the Profession who die well enough off apparently to leave very substantial legacies to one charitable association or another. I venture to urge on lawyers, when making their wills, not to forget the claims of this institution.

When a lawyer is going to leave £500 to a charity, why should he not remember those who have helped to build him up a fortune, and bear in mind this society ? It should never be forgotten that the members of the U.L.C.S. are a body of thrifty men seeking to provide for sickness and old age, and also, in the shape of a casual fund," to assist deserving law clerks (non-members) over temporary difficulties. The subscriptions of barristers and solicitors enable the committee of management to extend this laudable work.

AN OLD MEMBER OF THE U.L.C.S.

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Mr. CHARLES WILLIAM MOORE, solicitor, of Tewkesbury, died at his residence, Avonside, on Thursday, the 15th inst., in his eighty.second year. He was admitted in the year 1838, and was one of the oldest solicitors on the roll. He commenced practice as partner of Mr. Anthony Sproule, and on that gentleman's death took into partnership Mr. L. W. Lewis, now of Walsall. Mr. Frederick Moore joined the firm in 1859, and on the retirement of Mr. Lewis the late Mr. Churchill Romney joined the firm under the title of Moores and Romney. Mr. Romney died in 1879, and the business has been continued since then by the two brothers. Mr. C. W. Moore was town clerk from 1856 to 1866, borough coroner from 1856 to the time of his death, clerk to the county magistrates and commissioners of taxes, and joint clerk with Mr. F. Moore to Burial Board and the late Turnpike Trusts. Mr. Moore took a leading part in all matters where the interests of his native town were concerned. He was buried in the Tewkesbury Cemetery on Tuesday last, and his funeral was attended by the mayor and corporation and borough officials, and a large number of the principal inhabitants, and the town presented general appearance of mourning.

Mr. W. W. ALDRIDGE, whose death took place on the 9th inst., at his residence, 58, Canfield-gardens, West Hampstead, in his eightieth year, was for many years a very familiar figure in legal circles. Admitted a solicitor as far back as 1844, he was still practising at the time of his death, so that his professional experience extended over a period of more than half a century. He was the senior partner of the firm of Aldridge, Thorn, and Bromley, of 31, Bedford-row, but at the time of his death the business was being carried on under the name of Aldridge, Thorn, and Sherrington. It was probably, however, in his capacity as official solicitor to the London Court of Bankruptcy that he was more generally known to the public. To this post he was appointed by Lord Westbury soon after the passing of the Bankruptcy Act 1861, and he continued to hold it till the Act of 1883 came into operation, when he was appointed legal adviser to the Official Receiver under that Act. About five or six years ago Mr. Aldridge severed his connection with the Bankruptcy department, and retired on a pension after some thirty years of service.

SOLICITORS LOOK OUT FOR YOUR Costs.-Will you kindly insert this in this week's issue of your valuable paper, as I consider it is of very great importance to solicitors. “Smith sold a house to Jones, and Jones persuaded, no doubt, Smith to accompany him (Jones) to Robinson's office (Robinson being a solicitor who had acted at times for Jones) for Robinson to do the legal work required to carry out the sale. Smith and Jones therefore went together to Robinson and told him what they wanted, and of course Robinson then asked, where are the title deeds ? and Smith said, 'Jones has them, as he has advanced me money on this house'; but, on further discussion, Robinson discovered that Smith had become possessed of the property ander a will. He, therefore, asked for the probate of the said will, whereupon Smith gave him (Robinson) the address of the person who had it and instructed him to write and get it, which he (Robinson) did, and it came in due course, and the matter of the transfer was completed very shortly afterwards. On no occasion was the question of costs mentioned to Robinson in this matter. In due course Robinson sent in his bill of costs in the matter to each (Smith and Jones) separately for an amount in each case under the proper scale as acting for both vendor and purchaser, and the judge admitted the costs were moderate. Jones paid his bill of costs, but Smith, who had left the town, took no notice and did not pay hers, whereupon, after some months had elapsed, Robinson thought it was time she should have paid, and placed the matter into a County Court (not 100 miles from London), and at the hearing Smith swore she had not instructed Robinson, and two witnesses for the latter swore she did. The judge gave a verdict for defendant, on the ground that there had been 'no retainer,' and thus poor Robinson has the pleasure of thinking he did Smith's work for nothing, and also of paying the costs for attempting to recover his own costs (as may be imagined several guineas).

NAPIER AND STEPHENSON'S PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE BAR.—The Guide commences with a Chapter on the Prospects at the Bar, and the advantages of being called, and contains a Sketch of the ordinary legal career of a Bar Student. Special practical advice is given on such matters as reading in Chambers, and also on all the different matters connected with the Examinations; advice as to the best books to be read, &c. The book also contains full particulars as to the Fees, &c., payable at the different Inns, and a few considerations as to the selection of an Inn, &c. Price 28. 6d.-HORACF Cox, “ Law Times” Office, Windsor House, Bream's-buildings, E.C.-[Apvt.]

So far as I know, and I have never heard to the contrary, it is not the custom in our profession to make any arrangement as to costs; at least, if it done at all, it is more the exception than the rule in matters such as these, and with respectable people (and, moreover, there was a lot of trouble in the matter through Smith claiming certain things in the house). If a solicitor mentioned such a thing as this, 'who is going to pay to respectable clients,' how may clients would he soon have ? He would, I guess, be soon growing tomatoes, grapes, and cucumbers, his office acting as the place to grow them in, and his clerks being the gardeners.” I should be glad to hear on this urgent point through the medium of your valuable paper. Of course, this matter cannot end so, as solicitors cannot work for nothing, no more than County Court judges. I do my utmost to uphold my profession, and, therefore, feel very strongly about this. I asked a client shortly afterwards in my office to sign a paper that he had instructed me in a matter he was then asking me to attend to for him, I having informed him of the judge's ruling, and he answered, “ If you cannot trust me without that, I am off to someone else who will.” I, of course, did not urge for my “retainer,” as he was a respectable man. I shall, indeed, be sorry if this case goes forth as a precedent.

AN AGGRIEVED SOLICITOR,

MADE

OUT

BUILDING AGREEMENTS LEASES

IN PURCHASER'S NAME.—Many of your readers will doubtlessly willingly join in a protest against the practice of landlords' solicitors making out building leases in the names of builders' nominees being purchasers of their houses, which practice has of late been unfortunately largely on the increase. As the direction and authority to the landlord is made on the agreement for lease, and does not come before the authorities and does not disclose any contract or consideration, besides defrauding the Government out of the stamp duties on the otherwise necessary assignment, it necessarily creates hardship on other practising solicitors. It would be of great interest to many to ascertain the experiences and views of some of your readers with regard to this matter, whether the subject has been or should be taken up by the local law society or the London society, and as to what steps, if any, have been taken to put a stop to the practice. Every landlords' solicitor has the right to refuse, and I suggest that it is a duty he owes to his own profession and to the State to refuse, to grant any lease to any builders' nominee unless the contract, properly stamped as an assignment, is produced to him.

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same address under the old firm style. The goods are delivered to him at the place of business in due course. In Jan. 1897 B. becomes bankrupt, the goods so delivered to him not being paid for. Can C. succeed in an action for the price of the goods against the executors of A. ?” Mr. J. Procter argued for the affirmative, and contended that under the Partnership Act 1890, sect. 9, the estate of a deceased partner is also severally liable in a due course of administration for all debts and obligations so far as they remain unsatisfied at the time of his death. Then the question arose, “ Was this an obligation at the time of A.'s death ? " Mr. Procter contended that this was so, and quoted Sale of Goods Act 1893, sect. 1, subsect. 3, to show that this was an executory contract or agreement to sell, and that as soon as the goods were delivered in December there was a sale. He quoted sect. 4, sub-sects. 1 and 2, of the above mentioned Sale of Goods Act. The other cases were McClean v. Kennard (L. Rep. 9 Ch. App. 336); Re Hodgson (54 L. T. Rep. 222; 31 Ch. Div. 177). Mr. Baldwin argued for the negative and contended that, as there was no acceptance of the goods during the lifetime of A., his estate could not be made liable. He submitted that as a question of law the creditor could not bring an action, whatever he might do in equity. Mr. Baldwin cited in support of his arguments Kendall v. Hamilton (39 L. T. Rep. 250; 4 App. Cas.); Lindley on Partnership and several other cases, and distinguished McClean v. Kennard (above). Messrs. S. Davies, E. F. P. Emmett, J. C. Pollard, H. Ogden, A. Shaw, and W. F. Satcliffe supported the affirmative ; whilst Mr. Roberts spoke for the negative. Mr. Procter then replied, after which Dr. Jackson very ably summed up the arguments of the speakers. The question was decided by a majority of four in the affirmative. On the motion of Mr. Baldwin seconded by Mr. Procter, a vote of thanks was accorded Dr. Jackson for presiding.

MANCHESTER.–At the concluding meeting of the session, held at the Law Library, Mr. G. W. Fox. president of the Manchester Incorporated Law Association, in the chair, the following was the subject for debate : “An attendant at a theatre, after the audience had dispersed, finds on the floor of the stalls a veluable diamond bracelet. He hands prietor, 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 ? "-Mr. G. Livsey opened on behalf of the affirmative. He said it was agreed on all hands that the finder of a chattel was entitled to it if the true owner could not be found (Armory v. Delamirie). But this case only went to the extent of giving the property to the finder when the finding took place on a highway or in a public place. He contended that a theatre was a public place sufficiently for the purpose of giving a good title to the finder of a chattel therein. The public were there on licence, and if the licence was not revoked the theatre became and remained a public place, and therefore the finder in the case under discussion had a good title against all the world except the true owner. Mr. A. Richardson opened on behalf of the negative. He argued that a theatre was both of a public and a private nature, according to whether the performance had terminated or not. After the performance was over and the audience had dispersed (this being the time of the finding of the bracelet) he considered that it became a private place pure and simple. He submitted that the duties which were incident to the contract of employment, and which fell within the scope of his employment, disentitled the attendant to retain the bracelet, and that anything found by a servant on the master's private premises belonged to the master. Moreover, the theatre proprietor was under a duty created by an implied contract of bailment to deliver up the bracelet to the owner if ever requested to do so. In the discussion the following took part: Messrs. F. Preston, F, Hindle, Z. M. Lord, and A. H. Tallent-Bateman, for the affirmative, and H. D. Judson, G. Buckley, C. R. Allen, jun., F. W. Lowndes, F. W. Watson, P. Hibbert, W. Booth, E. B. Beesley, F. S. Oppenheim, B.A., A. Syer, L. Wise, J. Swindells, F. Hartley, W. Taylor, R. M. H. Humphrey, F. H. Williamson, and W. Patterson, for the negative. The Chairman summed up the debate. He said that, whilst he considered that on fine legal grounds the affirmative might be the correct view, still on broad principles he felt that the negative was the more desirable view to take. On a vote being taken there was a large majority for the negative.

JUBILEE.- Is not this sexagesimal commemoration a unique opportunity for making the Queen's formal title the same throughout her dominions, and for causing that title to recognise every part of those dominions ? · Victoria, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Colonies and Dependencies thereof in Europe, Asia, Africa, America, Australasia, and the Isles, Queen and Empress." Her Majesty, not only for India, but always, signs “R. and I.," and, even that were not so, the double title is appropriate. The formal title is only used in formal documents, and is mostly printed, so that the length is quite unimportant. “ Defender of the Faith” could, of course, be added, but, considering the origin of that addition and its uselessness and even practical untruthfulness, very few would be sorry to lose it. “By the Grace of God” should be kept, and no doubt will be.

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STUDENTS' SOCIETIES. LAW STUDENTS' DEBATING SOCIETY.—The usual weekly meeting of the above society was held at the Law Institotion, Chancery-lane, on Tuesday, the 13th inst. ; chairman, Mr. J. S. Wilkinson. The subject for debate was : “That the present Government does not deserve the confidence of the country.” Mr. E. A. Bell opened in the affirmative, and Mr. G. H. Head in the negative. The following members also spoke : Messrs. W. A. Jolly, G. H. Daniell, Archer White, A. W. Watson, A. C. F. Boulton, H. Lacy Addison.-The subject for debate at the next meeting of the society on Tuesday, the 27th inst., is : “ That the case of Chastey v. Ackland (72 L. T. Rep. 845; (1895) 2 Ch. 389) was wrongly decided."

BIRMINGHAM.-A meeting of this society was held on the 13th inst., in the Law Library, Bennett's Hill; Mr. W. H. King in the chair. A debate took place on moot point No. 862: “Mr. X. takes an unfurnished house upon a weekly tenancy. He engages two men to move some furniture into the house. While these men are carrying rather a heavy wardrobe upstairs, the staircase, which has been defectively built, gives way, and A., one of the men, is seriously injured. Has A. a good right of action against anyone for the injury thus caused to him ?” The speakers for the affirmative were Messrs. G. E. T. Edalji, F. Cooper, A. F. Lovatt, and F. W. Green; for the negative, Messrs. H. Eaden, S. J. Gateley, F.O. Hopson, s. Vernon, and F. H. Whitehouse. The Chairman having summed up, the question was put to the meeting, and decided in the affirmative by a majority of two votes.

BURNLEY AND DISTRICT.--The thirteenth ordinary meeting of the members of this society was held on Thursday evening last week in Cronkshaw's hotel. Amongst those present were Dr. Jackson, barristerat-law (who presided), R. Baldwin, S. Davies, E. F. P. Emmett, A. L. Garnett, J. C. Pollard, J. Procter (solicitors), H. Ogden, W. Parker, J. K. Pickup (secretary), F. Roberts, A. Shaw, T. Snowden, W. F. Sutcliffe, and L. Taylor (articled clerks). The subject for discussion was : “ In March 1896 A. and B., partners, order of C., in writing, goods to be delivered in Dec. 1896. In July 1896 A. dies, and B. continues the business at the

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RECEIVING ORDERS.

GAZETTE, APRIL 16. To surrender at the High Court of Justice, in Bankruptcy. ABRAHAMS, MORRIS, late Haymarket. Pet March 26. Order, April 12. CLARKE, WILLIAM COOMBS, Eleanor-rd, Hackney, licensed victualler. Pet. April 1.

Order, April 13. COHEN, MARKS, Exmouth-st, Stepney, confectioner. Pet. March 24. Order, April 12. CORNISH, THOMAS, New Broad-st. Pet. March 29. Order, April 18, COULSELL, FREDERICK T., Tyndall-rd, Leyton, builder. Pet. March 16. Order,

April 13. NETTER, ALBERT, Elm Park-rd, Chelsea, financial agent. Pet, March 1. Order,

April 14 OSWALD, GEORGE, late Stopford-row, Plaistow, shipping clerk. Pet. April 13. Order,

April 13. ROLLAND, WILLIAM, and Hicks, THOMAS HENRY, Billiter-b!dgs, Billiter-st, jute mer

chants. Pet. April 13. Order, April 14. Thomas. WILLIAM HENRY, Alexis-st, Bermondsey, butcher. Pet. April 13. Order, April 13.

To surrender at their respective District Courts. ASPIN, RICHARD FRANKLAND, Carlisle, innkeeper. Ct. Carlisle. Pet. March 30.

Order, April 12. ACTON, RICHARD LLOYD. Cleobury Mortimer, farmer. Ct. Kidderminster. Pet.

April 13. Order, April 13. BLAKEMAN. HENRY, Harborne, compositor. Ot. Birmingham. Pet. April 14. Order,

April 14. BRYANT, HENRY, Mangotsfield, grocer. Ct. Bristol. Pet. April 14. Order. April 14. BOND, SYDNEY, Cardiff, saddler. Ct. Cardiff. Pet. April 12. Order, April 12. Boud, THE IDOR HERMAN, Waltham, ship chandler. Ct. Great Grimsbg. Pet April 7.

Order, April 10. BRUCE, WILLIAM GEORGE, Downham Market, cornfactor. Ct. King's Lynn. Pet.

April 14. Order, April 14. BANYARD, FLETCHER BECKHAM, late East Dereham, farmer. Ct. Norwich. Pet.

April 12. Order, April 12. BLISS. EDWARD James, Chatham, grocer. Ct. Rochester. Pet. April 12. Order,

April 12 BEBBINGTON, PETER, Stretford, engineer. Ct. Sallord. Pet. April 12. Order, April 12. BRADBURY, WILLIAM, Warrington, late greengrocer. Ct. Warrington, Pet. April 12.

Order, April 12. BRADBURNE, THOMAS, and BRADBURNE, SAMUEL Wolverton, farmers. Ct. Birming

ham. Pet. April 2. Order, April 12. CHAPMAN, FREDERICK, Wainfleet, grocer. Ct. Boston. Pet. April 12. Order,

April 12. COUPLAND, MILES, Leeds. confectioner. Ct. Leeds. Pet. April 18. Order, April 13. COTTON, RICHARD, Pocklington, watchmaker. Ct. York. Pet. April 13. Order,

April 13. DARLINGTON, WILLIAM, Middlewich, greengrocer. Ct. Nantwich and Crewe. Pet.

April 12. Order, April 12. DARLINGTON, JOSEPH HENRY, Mount Charles, butcher. Ct. Truro. Pet. April 2.

Order, April 14, ELLIS, THOMAS. sen., late Llangelynin, retired farmer, Ct. Aberystwith. Pet.

April 13. Order, April 13 ENGLAND, WILLIAM, Overstrand, baker. Ct. Norwich. Pet. April 14. Order,

April 14. ELDRIDGE, ALFRED EDWARD, Marchwood, farmer. Ct. Southampton. Pet. April 14.

Order, April 14. GRIERSON, HENRY HOULDSWORTH, late Ealing, engineer. Ct. Truro. Det. April 1.

Order, April 14. HARRINGTON, CORNELIUS JOHN, Allen-rd, South Hornsey, baker. Ct. Edmonton. Pet.

April 13. Order. April 13. HOGHES, DAVID MEATES, late Clyst Aydon, clerk in holy orders. Ct. Exeter. Pet.

April 10. Order, April 10.
HARRISON, EDWIN, Elland, teamster. Ct. Halifax. Pet. April 13. Order, April 13.
HANNEY, GEORGE (trading as George Hapney and Son), Pontardawe, grocer. Ct.

Neath. Pet. April 13. Order, April 13.
JOHNSON. WILLIAM, Beverley, fruit merchant. Ct. Kingston-upon-Hull.

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March 26. Order, April 13.
JAMES, GRIFFITA, Cardiff, draper. Ct. Cardiff. Pet. April 14. Order, April 11.
KERSHAW, ELLEN, Blackburn, provision dealer. Ct. Blackburn. Pet. March 18.

Order, April 14. LIGHTBOUND, THOMAS FRANCIS XAVIER, and LIGHTBOUND. FRANCIS LYTHGOE (trading

as Tbomas Lightbound and Sons), Liverpool, millers, Ct. Liverpool.

April 12. Order, April 12. YERCER, HARRY, late Oradley Heath, brewer's manager, Ct. Dudley. Pet. April 9.

Order, April 9. MEADOWCROFT, JOSEPH, Lancaster, painter. Ct. Preston. Pet. April 12. Order,

April 12. MARTIN, ELIZABETH ANN (trading as E. Martin), St. Blazey, builder, widow. Ct.

Truro. Pet. April 3. Order, April 14. PATTISON, THOMAS, Seaton Delaval, farmer. Ct. Newcastle-on-Tyne. Pet. April 12.

Order, April 12. Potter. WillIAY THOMAS, Nottingham, general dealer. Ct. Nottingham. Pet. April 13

Order. April 13. ROLLING. RICHARD SHEPPARD, late Ompton, farmer. Ct. Nottingham. Pet. April 13.

Order, April 13. SNELSON, SAMUEL, late Battersea Park-rd, boot manufacturer. Ct. Great Grimsby.

Pet. April 13. Order, April 13. STORRY, J., Royal-bill, Greenwich, licensed victualler. Ot. Greenwich. Pet. March 16.

Order, April 13. SQUARE, SAMUEL SHATH, Thurlestone, farmer. Ct. Plymouth and East Stonehouse.

Pet. April 12. Order, April 12. SILVESTER, JOHN WRIGHT, North Anston, late butcher. Ct. Sheffield. Pet. April 18.

Order. April 13. STIRRUP. THOMAS, Warrington, grocer. Ct. Warrington. Pet. April 14. Order,

April 14. TORNER, WILLIAM, Buckingham, grocer. Ct. Banbury. Pet. April 18. Order,

April 13. TAPSCOTT, WILI IAM W. (trading as W. Tapscott and Co.), Liverpool, sbipowner. Ct.

Liverpool. Pet. March 29. Order, April 12. THOMAS. HERBERT FISHER, Milford Haven, sailmaker. Ct. Pembroke Dock. Pet.

April 14. Order, April 14, TOZER, CHARLES John, Plymouth, builder. Ct. Plymouth and East Stonehouse. Pet.

April 12. Order, April 12. VIGAR, ROWLAND HYDE, Redmardley, farmer. Ct. Gloucester. Pet. April 12. Order,

April 12. WATKIN, JOSEPH MEIR, Cobridge, brickmaker's manager. Ct. Hanley, Burslem, and

Tunstall Pet. March 26. Ord April 10. WOOD, GEORGE HENRY, Melton Mowbray, baker. Ct. Leicester. Pet. April 12.

Order, April 12. WOODCOCK, JAMES, Standington, farm serralt. Ct. Newcastle-on-Tyne. Pet.

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WAREHAM, WILLIAM, Parkstone, gardener. Ct. Poole. Pet. April 14. Order,

April 14. WINKLEY, WILLIAM, Swansea, grocer. Ct. Swansea. Pet. April 14. Order, April 14. WINCHURCH, FREDERICK WILLIAM, Birmingham, glassmaker. Ct. Birmingham.

Pet. April 12. Order, April 12. WARNER, JOSEPH, Chesterfield, hotel keeper. Ct. Chesterfield. Pet. April 13. Order,

April 13. The following amended notice is substituted for that published in the Gazette of March 23. ROW BOTTOM, FRANCIS, Newtown, cotton waste spinner. Ct. Stockport. Pet. March 8.

Order, March 18. The following amended notice is substituted for that published in the Gazette of April 13. WILLIAMS, JOHN WILLIAM (trading as J. W. Williams and Co., and as the Irwell

Refining Company), late Manchester, metal merchant. Ot. Manchester. Pet. April 9. Order, April 9.

GAZETTE, APRIL 20.

To surrender at their respective District Courts. BLOOM, LOUIS Isa, late Hull, clothier. Ct. Cardiff. Pet. April 15. Order, April 15. BLACKMORE, FANNY, Ryde, widow. Ct. Newport and Ryde. Vet. April 15. Order,

April 15. CARRUTH ERS, JOHN, Llanelly, boot dealer. Ct. Carmarthen. Pet. April 15. Order,

April DOBSON, WILLIAM, Scawton, farmer. Ct, Northallerton. Pet. April 15. Order,

April 15, HEARD, FREDERICK CHARLES, late Totnes, coachbuilder. Ct. Plymouth and East

Stonehouse. Pet April 15. Order, April 15. HALL, WILLIAM SMALLWOOD, Moss Side, provision dealer. Ct. Salford. Pet. April 3.

Order, April 14. ILLINGWORTH, THOMAS, late Rawdon, Anisher. Ct. Bradford, Yorks. Pet. April 15.

Order, April 15. MARTIN, JOSEPH, Sebergham, miller. Ct. Carlisle. Pet. April 15. Order, April 15. MONGER, WILLIAM, Reading, coal merchant. Ct. Reading. Pet. April 16. Order,

April 15. MASSEY, WILLIAM GEORGE, Wolverhampton, baker. Ct. Wolverhampton, Pet.

April 15. Order, April 15. PHILLIPS, THOMAS, Aberavon, grocer. Ct. Neath. Pet. April 13. Order, April 15. TAYLOR, JOSEPA, Golcar, flock merchant. Ct. Huddersfield. Pet. April 15. Order,

April 15. WIGNALL, THOMAS, St. Helens, grocer. Ct. Liverpool. Pet. April 15. Order, April 15. ORDER RESCINDING RECEIVING ORDER.

GAZETTE, APRIL 20. EDGAR, LOGAN BICKNELL, late Victoria-st, Westminster, barrister-at-law. Ct. High

Court. Order, Feb, 12. Rescission, April 15.

FIRST MEETINGS AND PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS.

GAZETTE, APRIL 16. BROCKLESBY, JOHN, Lincoln, coal dealer. Ct. Lincoln. Meeting, May 4, at noon, at office

of Off. Rec. Lincoln. Exam. May 4, at 3, at Sessions-house, Lincoln. Barton, WALTER (separate estate), Newport, builder (trading with Frank Charles

Barton as Barton Brothers). Ct. Newport and Ryde. Meeting, April 26, at 11,

at 19, Quay-st, Newport. Exam. April 26, at noon, at Court-house, Newport. BLISS, EDWARD JAMES, Chatham, grocer. Ut. Rochester. Meeting, May 3, at 11,

at 115, High-et, Rochester. Exam. May 3. at 2, at Court-house, Rochester. BRADBURY, WILLIAM, Warrington, late greengrocer. Ct. Warrington Meeting,

May 7, at 10.50, at Court-house, Warrington. Exam. May 7, at 11, at Court-house,

Warrington. COTTON, RICHARD, Pocklington, watchmaker. Ct. York. Meeting. April 28, at noon,

at omce of Of. Rec. York. Exam. April 30, at 11, at Courts of Justice, York. CLARKE, WILLIAM Coombs, Eleanor-rd, Hackney, licensed victualler. Court, High

Court. Meeting, April 30, at 11.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. May 19,

at 11.30, at Bankruptcy bldgs. CHAPMAN, FREDERICK, Waintieet, grocer. Ct. Boston. Meeting, April 29, at 12.15,

at omce of Off. Rec. Boston. Exam. April 29, at 1, at Sessions-house, Boston. COTTRELL, ROBERT, Eglwysilan, builder. Ut. Pontypridd. Meeting, April 26, at 3,

at 65, High-st, Merthyr Tydfil. Exam. May 25, at 11, at Court-house, Ponty

pridd. COOKE, WALTER, Congleton, late innkeeper. Ct. Macclesfield, Meeting, April 27,

at 11, at office of Oft. Rec. Macclesfield. Exam. May 13, at 10.30, at Townhall,

acclesfield. DAUTON, JOHN PRINN, Tichborne-row, Edgware-rd, journeyman coachbuilder. Ct.

High Court. Meeting, May 3, at il, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam, May 19,

at 11.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. DICKENSON, A., Little Britain. Ct. High Court. Meeting, April 30, at 11, at Bank

ruptcy-bldge. Exam. May 27, at 11, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Dawson, Tom, Sandal, butcher. Ct. Wakefield. Meeting, April 23, at 11, at office of

Off. Rec. Wakefield. Exam. May 6, at 11, at Court-house, Wakefield. ELLIS, GEORGE (trading as George Ellis and Sons), Hackney-rd, boot manufacturer.

Ot. High Court. Meeting, May 3, at noon, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. May 27,

at 11, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. ELLIS, JOHN, Brithdir, farmer. Ct. Aberystwith. Meeting, April 27, at 11.45, ut

Townhall, Aberystwith. Exam. April 27, at 12.30, at Towphall, Aberystwith. ELLIOTT, ARTHUR GEORGE, Luton, warehouseman. Ct. Luton. Meeting, April 23,

at 11.30, at office of Off. Rec. Bedford. Exam. April 27, at 11, at Court-house,

Luton. ELDRIDGE, ALFRED EDWARD, March wood, farmer. Ct. Southampton. Meeting,

April 27, at 3.30, at office of Off. Rec. Southampton. Exam. April 28, at 11, at

Court-house, Southampton. FRANCIS, SPENCER JEPSON (trading as Madame Francis), Orchard-st, Portman-sq,

Court dressmaker. Ct. High Court. Meeting, April 30, at i, at Bankruptcy

bldgs. Exam. May 27, at 11, at Bankruptcy-bldgs." FRANK, HOMMELL HIRSCH HENRY, Dover, general dealer. Ct. Canterbury. Meeting,

May 13, at 9, at office of Off. Rec. Canterbury. Exam, May 13, at 10, at Guildhall,

Canterbury. FORT, JOHN WESLEY, Manchester, jeweller. Ct. Manchester. Meeting, April 23, at 3,

at office of Off. Rec. Manchester. Exam. May 10, at il, at Court-house,

Manchester. GRIFFITHS, WILLIAM, Llanilar, farmer. Ct. Aberystwith. Meeting, April 27, at 12 15,

at Townhall, Aberystwith. Exam. April 27, at 12.30, at Townhall, Aberystwith. GREGORY, JOHN, Banbury, grocer. Ot. Banbury. Meeting, April 23, at 3.15, at White

Lion hotel, Banbury. Exam. April 28, at 10, at Townhall, Banbury. HUGHES, DAVID MEATES, late Clyst Hydon, clerk in holy orders. Ot. Exeter.

Meeting, May 7, at noon, at the Castle, Exeter. Exam. May 7, at 12.30, at the Castle

Exeter. HARRISON, EDWIN, Elland, teamster. Ct. Halifax. Meeting, April 27, at 11, at office of

Off. Rec. Halifax. Exam. April 27, at 2, at County Court-house, Halifax. HAMES, WILLIAM, Kingston-upon-Hull, provision dealer. Ct. Kingston-upon-Hull.

Meeting, April 23, at 11, at office of Off. Rec. Hull. Exam. May 10, at 2, at Court

house, Hull. HENDER, THOMAS PETRE, Okehampton, coal merchant. Ct. Plymouth and East

Stonehouse. Meeting, April 23, at 11, at 10, Athenæum-ter, Plymouth. Exam.

April 27, at 11, at Townhall, East Stonehouse.' KILVINGTON, JOAN THOMAS, Redcar. lately wine merchant. Ct. Stockton-on-Tees and

Middlesbrough. Meeting, April 28, at 3, at office of Off. Rec. Middlesbrough.

Exam. April 28, at 10.30, at Court-house, Stockton-on-Tees. KERKIN, GEORGE PEARCE, Gorran, farmer. Ct. Truro. Meeting, April 26, at noon,

at office of Off. Rec. Truro. Exam. May 22, at 11.45, at Townhall, Truro. LACEBY, JOHN, Great Grimsby, farmer. Ot. Great Grimsby. Meeting, April 23,

at 11, at office of Off. Rec. Great Grimsby. Exam. May 5, at 11, at Townhall,

Great Grimsby. LESTER, MARY ANN, Dover, saddler. Ct. Canterbury. Meeting, April 29, at 6, at

office of Off. Rec. Canterbury. Exam. April 29, at 10, at Guildhall, Canterbury.

LIGHTOUND, THOMAS FRANCIS XAVIER, and LIGHTBOUND, FRANCIS LYTHGOE (trading

as Thomas Lightbound and Sons), Liverpool, millers. Ct. Liverpool. Meeting, April 28, at 2, at office of Oft. Rec. Liverpool. Exam. May 6, at 11.30, at Court

house, Liverpool. MILES, JOSEPH (trading as the Star Foundry Company), Deptford, ironfounder. Ct.

Greenwich. Meeting, April 27, at 12.30, at 24, Railway-approach, London Bridge,

Exam. May 4, at 1, at Court-house, Greenwich. MORTLOCK, ERNEST, Putney, gentleman. Ct Wandsworth. Meeting, April 27,

at 11.30, at 24, Railway-approach, London Bridge. Exam. April 29, at noon, at

Court house. Wandsworth. NEIL, O. LANG, Chancery-la, journalist. Ct. High Court. Meeting, April 30, at 2.30,

at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. June 4, at 11.30, at Bankruptcy-bldge. OSWALD, GEORGE, late Stafford-rd, Plaistow, shipping clerk. Ct. High Court.

Meeting, April 30, at noon, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. June 4, at 11.30, at

Bankruptcy-bldgs. PAVEY, FRANK, Uxbridge-rd, grocer. Ot. High Court. Meeting, April 30, at 2.30, at

Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. May 28, at 11.30, at Bankruptcy-bidgs. PARKES, WILLIAM DUNSTER, Brenchley, wheelwright. Ct. Tunbridge Wells.

Meeting, April 28, at 12.45, at office of C. J. Parris, 65, High-st, Tunbridge Wells.

Exam. May 14, at 2.30, at Townhall, Tunbridge Wells. RUDD. WILLIAM, Liverpool, grocer. Ct. Liverpool. Meeting, April 18, at noon, at

office of Off. Rec. Liverpool. Exam. April 29, at 11.30, at Court-house, Liverpool. STEVENSON, WILLIAM (trading as William Stevenson and Sop), Bristol, tailor. Ct.

Bristol. Meeting. May 5, at noon, at office of O. Rec. Bristol. Exam. May 7,

at noon, at Guildhall, Bristol. SHEPPARD, VINCENT RICHARD, Canterbury, hosier. Ct. Canterbury. Meeting, May 13,

at 9.30, at office of Off. Rec. Canterbury. Exam. May 13, at 10, at Guildhall,

Canterbury, STEVENS, JOSEPH, Croydon, pastrycook, Ct. Croydon. Meeting, April 26, at 11.30,

at 24 Railway-approach, London Bridge. Exam. May 12, at 11, at County Court,

Croydon. STRIDE, WALTER GARNET, Gillingham, bootmaker. Ct. Rochester. Meeting,

May 3, at 11.30, at 115, High-st, Rochester. Exam. May 3, at 2, at Court-house,

Rochester. THOMAS, REES, Swansea, shoemaker. Ct. Swansea. Meeting, April 23, at noon, at

office of Off. Rec. Swansea. Exam. April 30, at 11.30, at Townhall, Swansea. WILLIAMS, John, Mountain Ash, tea merchant. Ct. Aberdare. Meeting, April 23,

at 2, at 63, High-st, Merthyr Tydfl. Exam. May 24, at 10.30, at Temperance-hall,

Aberdare. WALSH, WILLIAM WATMOUGH, Boston, milliner. Ct. Boston. Meeting, April 29,

at noon, at office of Off. Rec. Boston. Exam. April 29, at 1, at Sessions-house,

Boston. WOOD, GEORGE HENBY, Melton Mowbray, baker. Ct. Leicester. Meeting, April 23,

at 12.30, at office of of. Rec. Leicester. Euam. May 6, at 10, at the Castle,

Leicester. Wells, ROBERT HEWITT (trading as Wells and Co.), Liverpool, wine merchant. Ot.

Liverpool. Meeting, April 27, at noon, at office of Ofr. Rec. Liverpool. Exam.

April 29, at 11.30, at Court-house, Liverpool. WILLIAMS, JOHN WILLIAM (trading as J. W. Williams and Co. and as The Irwell,

Refining Company), Manchester, metal merchant. Ot. Manchester. Meeting, April 27. at 3, at office of Off Rec. Manchester. Exam, May 10, at 11, at Court

house, Manchester, YOUNG, JOSEPH HENRY (trading as Joseph Young), Shefeld, dealer in horses. Ct.

Sheffield. Meeting, April 27, at 2.30, at office of Off. Rec. Sheffield. Exam. April 29, at 3, at County Court-hall, Sheffield.

GAZETTE, APRIL 20. BOLTON, JOE, Scissett, joiner. Ot Huddersfield. Meeting, April 28, at 11, at office of

Off. Rec. Huddersfield. Exam. May 3, at 2, at County Court, Huddersfield. BALCHIN, EDWARD SAMUEL, Gosport, chemist. Ct. Portsmouth. Order, April 27,

at 3, at office of Off. Rec. Portsmouth. Exam. May 31, at noon, at Court-house,

Portsmouth, HOLMES, JOHN ARTHUR (trading as Holmes Bros.), Bradford, Yorks, stereotyper.

Ct. Bradford. Meeting, April 28, at noon, at office of Off. Rec. Bradford. Exam.

May 14, at 10, at County Court, Bradford. HALLIWELL, ALEXANDER BOLD, Huddersfield, dentist. Ct. Huddersfield. Meeting,

April 29, at 11, at office of Off. Rec. Huddersfield. Exam. May 28, at 2, at County

Court, Huddersfield. LOCKWOOD, LEONARD SHAW, Bradford, Yorks, late clothier. Ct. Bradford. Veeting,

April 29, at noon, at office of Off. Rec. Bradford. Exam. May 14, at 10, at County

Court, Bradford. OLDFIELD, MACARTNEY HUME, Tunbridge Wells, retired army captain. Ct. Tunbridge

Wells. Meeting, April 28. at 12.15, at office of J. C. Parris, Tunbridge Welis.

Exam. May 14, at 2.30, at Townhall, Tunbridge Wells. RHODES, John, jun., Bradford, Yorks, dyer. Ct. Bradford. Meeting, Aprll 28, at

11, at office of Off. Rec. Bradford. Exam. May 14, at 10, at County Court,

Bradford STEPHENS, FREDERICK, Ebbw Vale, painter. Ct. Tredegar. Meeting, April 28, at

noon, at 65, High-st, Merthyr Tydal. Exam. May 21, 4t 10.30, at County Court,

Tredegar. STIRRUP. Toomas, Warrington, grocer. Ct. Warrington. Meeting, May 7, at 10.55,

at Court-house, Warrington. Exam. May 7, at 11, at Court-house, Warrington. WILLIAMS, THOMAS, Bingley, worsted spinner. Ct. Bradford. Meeting, April 29,

at 11, at office of off. Rec. Bradford. Exam. May 14, at 10, at County Court, Bradford.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC EXAMINATION.

GAZETTE, APRIL 16. GORDON, MATILDA, High-st, Streatham, manageress of a wardrobe shop, widow. Ct. Wandsworth, Exam. April 29, at noon, at Court-house, Wandsworth.

ADJUDICATIONS.

GAZETTE, APRIL 16. ATTWATER, ALEXANDER HENLEY, Aldgate High-st, architect. Ct. High Court. Order,

April 12. ALLANSON, JOAN BATH, Carnarvon, solicitor. Ct. Bangor. Order, April 14. ASPIN, RICHARD FRANKLAND, Carlisle, innkeeper. Ct. Carlisle. Order, April 14. ACTON, RICHARD LLOYD, Cleobury Mortimer, farmer. Ot. Kidderminster. Order,

April 13. BARELL, GEORGE SAMUEL, Celia-rd, Tufnell Park. Ct. High Court. Order, April 12. BLAKEMAN, HENRY, Harborne, compositor. Ct. Birmingham. Order, April 14. BRYANT, HENRY, Mangotsfield, grocer. Ot. Bristol. Order, April 14. BOND, SYDNEY, Cardiff, saddler. Ct. Cardiff. Order, April 12. BOUG, THEODOR HERMAN, Waltham, ship chandler. Ct. Great Grimsby. Order,

Apsil 10. BRUCE, WILLIAM GEORGE, Downham Market, cornfactor. Ct. King's Lynn. Order,

April 14. BANYARD, FLETCHER BECKHAM, late East Dereham, farmor. Ct. Norwich. Order,

April 12. BLISS, EDWARD JAMES, Chatham, grocer. Ct. Rochester. Order, April 12. BEBBINGTON, PETER, Stretford, engineer. Ot. Salford. Order, April 12. BRADBURY, WILLIAM, Warrington, late greengrocer. Ct. Warrington, Order,

April 12. CABTER, CHARLES WILLIAM, Gratton-rd, West Kensington, solicitor. Ct. High

Court. Order, April 13. CURTIS, CHARLES WILLIAM DENISON, Deal, china dealer. Ct. Canterbury. Order,

April 12. COUPLAND, MILES, Leeds, confectioner. Ct. Leeds. Order, April 13. COTTON, RICHARD, Pocklington, watchmaker. Ot. York, Order, April 13. DODSWORTH, E. F., late Ludlow, gentleman. Ct. High Court. Order, April 13. DABLINGTON, WILLIAM, Middlewich, greengrocer. Ct. Nantwich and Crewe. Order,

April 14. ELLIS, GEORGE (trading as George Ellis and Son), Hackney-rd, boot manufacturer,

Ct. High Court. Order, April 12.

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