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Order of Court of Chancery.-Inns of Court Lectures.

larly to guard myself against its being supposed that I have said anything to countenance the doctrine, that such a plea as this can be maintained. It is new to me. I have never, in practice, met with one like it, and it is difficult to reconcile it with the principles and practice of the Court. The ordinary mode of proceeding in such cases is to move for security for costs." Bainbrigge v. Orton, 20 Beav. 28.



WHEREAS, from the present state of business before the Lord Chancellor and Master of the Rolls respectively, it is deemed expedient that a portion of the Causes set down before the Lord Chancellor to be heard before the Vice-Chancellor Sir William Page Wood, should be transferred to the Master of the Rolls' Book of Causes for hearing. Now I do hereby Order, that the several Causes set forth in the Schedule hereunto subjoined, be accordingly transferred from the Book of Causes of the Vice-Chancellor Sir William Page Wood to that of the Master of the Rolls. And I do hereby Order that all Causes so to be transferred (although the Bills in such Causes may have been marked for the Vice-Chancellor Sir William Page Wood, under the Orders of Court of the 5th May, 1837, and notwithstanding any Orders therein made by the Vice-Chancellor Sir William Page Wood, or his predecessors), shall hereafter be considered and taken as causes originally marked for the Master of the Rolls, and be subject to the same Regulations as all Causes marked for the Master of the Rolls are subject to by the same Orders, Provided nevertheless that no Order made by the Vice-Chancellor Sir William Page Wood, or his predecessors, in any such Causes, shall be varied or reversed otherwise than by the Lord Chancellor or the Lords Justices. And this Order is to be drawn up by the Registrar, and set up in the several Offices of this Court.

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Gardiner v. Salter, cause.
Otter v. Vaux, cause.

Gardiner v. Downes, cause.

Spencer v. Topham; Goodricke v. Topham, motion for decree.

Todd v. Beilby, cause.

Hoy v. Smithies, cause.

Chaffers v. Day; Same v. Same, cause.
Clarke v. Mathews, motion for decree.
Marsh v. Marsh, motion for decree.
Farebrother v. Wodehouse, motion for de-


Paxton v. Bruce, motion for decree.
Squires v. Ashford, motion for decree.
Edwards v. Wilkinson, motion for decree.
Welchman v. Pool, motion for decree.
Shribley v. Lambert, cause.
Woodruff v. Vaughan, motion for decree.
Turner v. Whitaker, motion for decree.
Horsman v. Cannon, motion for decree.
South Yorkshire Railway Co. v. Oliver,
motion for decree.

Lloyd v. Solicitors and General Life Assurance Society, cause.

Woodburn v. Grant, mation for decree.
The Official Manager of the Royal Bank of
Australia v. Pryme, motion for decree.

The Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire
Railway Company v. The Worksop Board of
Health, cause.

Samuel v. Dunn, cause.

Coxe v. Harding, motion for decree.
Ellis v. Richmond, cause.

Wheatcroft v. South Yorkshire Railway, and
River Dunn Company, motion for decree.
Lea v. Lilley, motion for decree.
Kershaw v. Calow, cause.
Davey v. Durrant, motion for decree.
Baldwin v. Baldwin, motion for decree.
Calow v. Kershaw, cause.

Child v. Jones, motion for decree.
Hopwood v. Hopwood, motion for decree.
Robinson v. Sykes, cause.

Sorsby v. Fowler, motion for decree.


TERM, 1856.

Constitutional Law and Legal History.

The Public Lectures to be delivered by the
Reader on Constitutional Law and Legal
History will comprise the following sub-

Condition of Religious Parties at the Accession of James the First-Privileges of the House of Commons-Character and Results of Political Struggles during his Reign-Influence of the Church-Attempts to make it Independent of State Control-Conduct of the Judges during the Reigns of the Stuarts Progress and History of JurisprudenceReigns of Charles the First and Charles the Second-Causes of the Revolution-Reign and Policy of William the Third.

Inns of Court Lectures.

In his Private Lectures the Reader, after examining the History of the Reign of Elizabeth, will follow in greater detail the course mentioned above.


Millar's View of the English Constitution; Hallam's Chapters on the Reigns of the Stuart Kings and the Reign of William the Third; Rapin's History of the same Reigns; Clarendon's History, and May's History; The State Trials; Stephens' Blackstone; Macaulay's History, 4th vol. The Reader on Constitutional Law and Legal History will deliver his Public Lectures at Lincoln's Inn Hall, on Wednesday in each week during the Educational Term, commencing at Two P.M. The first Lecture to be delivered on the 16th of April. The Reader will receive his Private Classes on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning, at half-past Nine o'clock, in the Benchers' Reading Room.


The Reader on Equity proposes to deliver, during the ensuing Educational Term, Twelve Lectures on the following Subjects: I.-The Rights and Liabilities of Mortgagor and Mortgagee (continued).

II. The Jurisdiction of Equity to Enforce the Specific Performance of Agreements.

III.-The Equitable conversion of Real and Personal Estate.

IV.-The Jurisdiction of Equity over Principal and Surety.

V.-The Jurisdiction of Equity in Cases Accident and Mistake.


VI.-Transactions between Parties, one of whom possesses undue advantage over the other.

The Reader will continue with his Senior and Junior Classes the general course of Equity already commenced, using, as before Smith's Manual of Equity Jurisprudence for a textbook. He will also continue in the Senior Class, and commence in the Junior to explain the leading rules of Pleading in Equity from the work of Lord Redesdale.

The Reader will deliver his Public Lectures in Lincoln's Inn Hall, on Thursday in each week during the Educational Term, commencing at Two o'clock P.M. The first Lecture to be delivered on the 17th April. The Reader will receive his Private Classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings, from 7 to 9 o'clock, in the Benchers' Reading Room.

Law of Real Property, &c. The Reader on the Law of Real Property, &c., proposes to deliver, in the ensuing Educational Term, a Course of Twelve Public Lectures on the following subjects: I. The Law of Perpetuity considered in relation to

(a) Limitations of Real and Personal Estate after the Failure of Issue of the Person to whom a prior Interest is limited. (b) The Rule in Shelley's Case.


(c) The Doctrine of Approximation, or CyPres.

(d) Estates created under Powers of Appointment.

(e) The Acuumulation of Income, 39 & 40 Geo. III. c. 98.

II. The Law of Judgments, as it affects Real Property: 1 & 2 Vict. c. 110; 2 & 3 Vict. c. 11; 3 & 4 Vict. c. 82; 18 Vict. c. 15.

The Lectures to be delivered to the Private Classes will comprise the following subjects :With the Senior Class, the Transmissibility of Powers of Saie, and the Liability of Purchasers to see to the application of their PurchaseMoney, will be discussed. In the Junior Class, the Elementary Principles of the Law of Perpetuity, and the application of the Doctrine to the various modes of settling Real and Personal Property, will be explained.

The Public Lectures will be delivered at Gray's Inn Hall, on Friday in each week, at Two P.M. The first Lecture to be delivered on the 18th of April, 1856. The Private Classes will be held in the North Library of Gray's Inn, on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Mornings, from a quarter to Twelve to a quarter to Two o'clock.

Jurisprudence and the Civil Law.

The Reader on Jurisprudence and the Civil Law proposes, in the ensuing Educational Term, to deliver a Course of Twelve Public Lectures on the following subjects :— The Law of Testamentary Succession (continued from last Term)-The Principles of the Roman Law of Legacies-Ancient and Modern Contract-Law-Ancient and Modern Theories concerning Crimes and Delicts-Roman Formulary Pleading and English Common Law Pleading-The Technicalities of the oldest Roman Law compared with those of the Law of England.

The Junior Private Class will read the Roman Law of Contract, Quasi-Contract, and Delict in the Institutiones Juris Romani Privati of Warnkönig, and the Roman Law of Civil Process in the Fourth Book of the Commentaries of Gaius. The Senior Class will read selected Titles of the Digest, particularly such as illustrate the principles of the Roman Law of Contracts and Legacies.

The Private Classes will assemble at the Class Room in Garden Court, Middle Temple, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, at a quarter to 4 p. m.; the first meeting to take place on April 22nd.

The First Lecture of the Public Course will be delivered on Tuesday, April 22nd, in the Middle Temple Hall.

Common Law.

The Reader on Common Law proposes to deliver, during the Educational Term commencing April 15th, 1856, Twelve Public Lectures, of which the first Six will be devoted to an Inquiry concerning Wrongs Remediable by Action; and the conclud


Inns of Court Lectures.-Proposed Saturday Half-Holiday.

ing Lectures will treat of Wrongs Criminally Punishable.

The principal matters to be discussed in this Course of Lectures will be arranged as under:


Lectures I. and II.-The Nature and Classification of Actionable Wrongs; Signification of the word "Duty," and of the phrase "Breach of Duty," in connection with Rights of Action ex Delicto.

Lectures III. and IV. will treat of Wrongs to the Person and Reputation, and especially of Actions within the operation of Lord Campbell's Acts, 6 & 7 Vict. c. 96, and 9 & 10 Vict. c. 93; and of Sir J. Jervis's Act, 11 & 12 Vict.

The Lectures and Classes will be suspended after Thursday, 8th May, to be resumed on and after Monday, the 26th May.


Mr. LILWALL, the Honorary Secretary of "The Early Closing Association," has rendered good service to the cause in which he is so zealously and ably engaged, by publishing a Pamphlet in which the HalfHoliday Question is considered, and to which is added some Thoughts on the Instructive and Healthful Recreations of the Lectures V. and VI.-Of Torts to Property Industrial Classes. Amongst the industrial under Bailment, particularly of Actions against classes may certainly be reckoned the LawLand Carriers, Railway Companies, and Inn-yers of all grades from the Judicial Bench keepers. down to the humblest copying clerk in an Attorney's office. Mr. Liiwall, in his preliminary remarks, notices that—

C. 44.


Lecture VII.—The Principles of our Crimi

nal Law examined, and the meaning of the word "Crime" considered.

Lecture VIII. Of the various Tribunals which take cognizance of Criminal Acts and their Respective Jurisdictions.

Lecture IX. Of the Indictment-its Office and Requisites.

Lectures X. to XII. will treat of the Several Species of Homicide, and the Evidence necessary to Support an Indictment for Murder or for Manslaughter. Also of Simple Larceny, and some other ordinary offences.

With his Private Class the Reader on Common Law will pursue the line of inquiry above marked out, treating seriatim of Civil Wrongs and Criminal Offences, with frequent references to decided cases.

The Lectures on Common Law during the ensuing Educational Term will be delivered, and the Private Classes will meet, in the Hall of the Inner Temple as under :

"The Saturday half-holiday has become, since it has been advocated by the Early Closing Association, and is daily becoming, increasingly popular. My desire is to give an additional impetus to this movement,-the importance of which cannot, I think, well be over-rated, and to submit certain suggestions with a view to turning the additional leisure, where gained, to a profitable account.

"It is at length pretty generally admitted, that excessive labour has been, almost up to the present time, one of the monster evils of this country. We have, as a people, allowed ourselves to be engrossed by the occupation of money-getting, to the neglect of pursuits of a more refined and elevated character.


In carrying out this plan he will principally folly of this should have been obvious enmake use of the following books:-Smith's ough; yet, notwithstanding, until a comparaLeading Cases (4th ed., just published); tively recent period, it was no uncommon thing Broom's Commentaries on the Common Law, to hear this immolation at the foot of the golden books iii. and iv.; and Archbold's Criminal calf eulogised as something laudable. Of all Pleading (by Welsby). morbid desires, that for the accumulation of wealth is ordinarily one of the most insatiable. Each new acquisition too often only increases the thirst for more. Carried away by this feverish passion, men have foolishly sacrificed to the procuring an undue amount of that which is, at best, but the mere means of living, the great and glorious purposes for which life The Private Class will be held in the Hall was given; and, indeed, the very capacity itself on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday mornings, for true happiness, even of a temporal characfrom a quarter to 12 to a quarter to 2 o'clock. ter. In the beautiful language of Tupper, (The first Private Class to be held on Tuesday,

The Public Lectures will be delivered in the Hall of the Inner Temple, on Mondays at 2 P.M. (The first Lecture on Monday, April 21st.)

April 22nd.) By Order of the Council,


Council Chamber, Lincoln's Inn,

7th April, 1856.


Note.-The Educational Term commences on the 15th April, and ends on the 31st July, 1856.

The first Meeting of each Private Class will take place on the usual morning or evening of meeting after the first Public Lecture on the same subject.

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Many in hot pursuit have hasted to the goal

of wealth,

But have lost, as they ran, those apples of gold, The mind and the power to enjoy it." Whilst treating their cattle consistently with the laws of their nature, but forgetting that the human frame is similar in its organization, employers have been too much accustomed to

act towards themselves and those in their ser

vice as though they were composed not of flesh and fibre, but of wood and iron, allowing their respective families to grow up destitute of a father's superintendence and care, and wearing

Proposed Saturday Half-Holiday.-Proceedings in Parliament.-Admission of Solicitors. 15

out themselves and their dependants long before the allotted period of human life.


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Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes (consolidation).-Sir F. Kelly.

Drafts on Bankers. Passed.
House of Lords Appeals.-Mr. Bowyer.
Obsolete Statutes' Repeal.-Mr. Locke King.
Oath of Abjuration. Mr. Milner Gibson.
In Committee, May 2.

Property Qualification. Mr. Murrough. Poor Removal.-Mr. Bouverie. For 2nd reading, May 2.

Minister of Justice Department. Mr. Napier.

Church Rates Abolition.-Sir W. Clay. In Committee, May 2.

Church Rates.-Marquis of Blandford. For 2nd reading, May 21.

"This system has been attended with lamentable consequences to all exposed to its sway, robbing them of their health, perverting their every social and generous feeling, crushing all noble aspirations, assisting to crowd our madhouses, and consigning thousands yearly to a premature, and all but necessarily unprepared-for, grave. It must have been so, involving, as it has, a direct violation of God's moral and physical laws, all of which say in effect, Thus far shalt thou go, and no farther.' Thanks, however, to the valued assistance of the Pulpit and the Press, so kindly extended to the Early Closing Association, the public are gradually becoming awakened to a sense of this evil. It is also due to Employers to say, that they too, as a body, at length, more or less admit the system in question to be one of the greatest curses which afflict the trading classes. Reversionary Interests of Married Women. "The practical effect of this conviction,--Mr. Malins. For 3rd reading, May 8. that excessive labour, whether mental, physical, or both conjoined, is attended with these disastrous results,-has been a marked improvement in the hours of suspending business more or less in its every department, although very much yet remains to be achieved ere the reformation in question can be affirmed to be complete."

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Clergy Offences.-Bishop of Exeter. For 2nd reading.

Amended Formation of Parishes.-Marquis of Blandford. Re-committed for May 1. Advowsons.-Mr. Child. For 2nd reading May 21.

Specialty and Simple Contract Debts.-Mr.
Malins. For 2nd reading, May 22.
Tithe Commutation Rent Charge.-Mr. R.
Phillimore. For 2nd reading, May 7.
Salaries of County Court Judges.-Mr.

Fire Insurances. For 2nd reading, May 2.
Medical Profession. Mr. Headlam. In
Select Committee.

Medical Qualification and Registration.Lord Elcho. For 2nd reading.

Trust Property Criminal Appropriation.Attorney-General.

County and Borough Police.-Sir G. Grey. Re-committed with Amendments, May 2. Public Prosecutors.-Mr. J. G. Phillimore. In Select Committee.

Offences against the Person (consolidation).

Divorce and Matrimonial Causes. - Lord-Sir F. Kelly. Chancellor. For 2nd reading.

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Mercantile Law Amendment.-Lord Chan-
cellor. Consideration of Amended Bills. May 2.
County Courts Act Amendment.
Chancellor. For 2nd reading.
Charitable Uses. For 2nd reading, May 2.
Leases and Sales of Settled Estates, passed.

House of Commans.

Aggravated Assaults.-Mr. Dillwyn For 2nd reading, May 7.

Summary Jurisdiction of Justices of Peace.
Mr. Locke King. For 2nd reading, May 8.
Circuit of Judges.-Mr. Collier.
Grand Juries, &c.-Mr. Locke King.
Qualification of Justices of the Peace.-Mr.
Colville. In Committee, May 5.
Metropolis Management Local Act Amend-
Attorney-General. In Committee,

Leases and Sales of Settled Estates. For ment.

2nd reading, May 9.

Law of Partnership (No. 2).-Mr. Lowe. For 2nd reading, May 2.


Joint-Stock Companies.-Mr. Lowe. committed, with amendments, May 2. Shipping Tolls, &c., Abolition. Mr. Lowe. In Select Committee.

Judgments, Execution, &c.—Mr. Craufurd.
For 2nd reading, May 8.

Amendment of Procedure and Evidence.
Sir F. Kelly. For 2nd reading, May 8.
Court of Probate of Wills and Grants of
Administration.-Solicitor-General. For 2nd
reading, May 2.

Ecclesiastical Courts.-Mr. Collier. For 2nd reading, May 5.

Testamentary Jurisdiction transfer to distinct Court.-Mr. Mullings, after Easter.

May 9.

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London Corporation.-Sir G. Grey. For 2nd reading, May 9.


THE Master of the Rolls has appointed Thursday, the 8th May, 1856, at the Rolls Court, Chancery Lane, at 4 in the afternoon, for swearing Solicitors.

Every person desirous of being sworn on the above day must leave his Common Law Admission or his Certificate of Practice for the current year at the Secretary's Office, Rolls Yard, Chancery Lane, on or before Wednesday, the 7th May instant.


Selections from Correspondence.-Notes of the Week.



A GENTLEMAN, several years ago, carried on a considerable business in a large manufacturing town, in conjunction with a partner, as attorneys. He subsequently dissolved the partnership, and in due time was, several years ago, called to the Bar where he now practises; and yet the business of attorneys, of considerable extent, is still carried on in the joint


on these subjects. Instead of an increase of 239 to the present number of Attorneys, the actual number examined this Term was S8 ! The number of Attorneys has not increased during the last 10 years more than one in a thousand, although both the wealth of the country and its population has increased nearly 15 per cent., or 150 per thousand. There is consequently a decline in the number of Attorneys, occasianed, no doubt, by the decrease in their emoluments."

Is not this infra dig. in the barrister but quondam attorney, if not improper? Certainly JUSTICES OF THE PEACE such things ought not so to be.

The matter may be worth the consideration of the Law Society. I doubt whether some notice should not be taken of it.

26th April, 1856.

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We are informed that Mr. Colville, who brought in this Bill, has acceded to the amendment proposed in the petition of the Incorporated Law Society,-enabling Attorneys and Solicitors to be County Magistrates, but precluding them (as was proposed) from acting in any County where they or their partners carry on business, either at the General or Petty Sessions or before any Justice of the Peace. We understand also, that the Government have no objection to this amendment, as modified.



"A Country Solicitor of rather extensive

[The Letters of B.; "Amicus;" and J. W. L., Coveyancing Practice, is desirous of agreeing are unavoidably postponed.]



THE printed Lists for this Term comprised the names of 83 Candidates, but a considerable number to be examined were not included in the Admission Lists, the total being 116. Of these not more than 93 completed their testimonials. The Examiners met on Tuesday; viz.-Master Gordon, Mr. Bolton, Mr. Cookson, Mr. Leman, and Mr. Murray. Five of the Candidates did not attend; and the result has been that 77 were passed and 11 postponed.


with a safe and experienced Barrister for the perusing of his Abstracts and drawing his Drafts, both complicated and simple, and will be glad to communicate confidentially on the subject with any Gentleman who will address A. E. (No. 682), Law Times Office, 29, Essex Street, Strand."

licitor and the Barrister? or is the Barrister [Is this to be a partnership between the Soto be paid a fee in gross, and the Solicitor apportion it amongst his clients? What next?]


At 10 minutes past 3 o'clock on the 26th April, Lord Campbell inquired whether any gentleman had any motion to make. As no one rose, his lordship and the other Judges rose from their seats, and Mr. Ching, the chief usher, made the usual proclamation of "Void the bar."

Under the head of "Plague of Locusts," the caterer for the Morning Chronicle of 24th April Court are known to all the world as delighting Lord Campbell and the other Judges of this states, that " on Tuesday notices required by the Act were given in the Court of Queen's in hard work, but we trust that this first step Bench to the number of 239 to be placed on not be without its effect, not only as an exin the right direction, though a small one will the Roll of Attorneys, already numbering up-ample, but also as a precedent for a further advance in the same direction. We happen to The proprietors or editor should employ know that it was most cordially appreciated by some person to collect accurate information the Bar, whose gratitude in this matter is not

wards o. 10,000."


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