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In two of the cases reported on, the committee exonerated the solicitor, and in the remaining ten cases they found that the charges were wholly or partly proved, with the result that two solicitors were struck off the roll, and ordered to pay the costs of the inquiry before the committee and of the application to the court; six were suspended from practising for a time, and ordered to pay the costs; in one case the court made no order except that the solicitor should pay the costs of the inquiry and of the application to the court; the remaining case has been set down for hearing by the court, but has not yet been disposed of.
The circumstances disclosed in an affidavit made in July 1909, in support of an application against a solicitor who was said to have absconded, were of such a character that, before fixing a day for hearing the case, the committee referred the matter to the pro. fessional purposes committee of the Law Society to consider whether the case was one which should be brought to the notice of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The Director of Public Prosecutions was communicated with, and in August 1910 he reported that a warrant had been issued for the arrest of the solicitor, but that as he could not be traced it had not been executed; the case has therefore been put into the list for hearing by the committee, and will be dealt with in due
“signature of the drawee” the words “on the face of the bill ” shall be inserted.
The committee consider that after the words signature of the drawee " the words if written on the face of the bill ” should be inserted.
IV. In sub-sect. 1 of sect. 65 of the said Act (which deals with acceptance for honour), the words “not being a party already liable thereon shall be repealed ; and in sub-sect. 1 of sect. 68 (which deals with payment for honour) after the words 'any person " the words "other than the acceptor" shall be inserted.
For the reason already given, the committee, whilst concurring with the proposed alteration in sub-sect. 1 of sect. 65, think that there is no necessity for the suggested alteration in clause 68, and that its passage will be of doubtful utility.
V. After sect. 52 of the said Act the following section shall be added, namely :
* 52a. Where the drawer or indorser of a bill is Tischarged from his liability on the instrument by reason of the holder's failure duly to present it, or protest it, or to give notice of dishonour, the drawer or indorser shall not thereby be discharged from his liability on the consideration for the bill, unless he has been prejudiced by the holder's failure to perform his duties, and then only to the extent of any loss he may have suffered.”
The committee doubt whether clause 5 of the proposed Bill is not founded upon a possible misapprehension of what the committee understand to be the English law. In their view the holder would not necessarily lose his right of action on the consideration if he had not taken the bill in satisfaction of the consideration.
In the opinion of the committee, the law does not need amendment in relation to the point dealt with by this section, and the section should therefore be omitted.
2. Provisions of a draft uniform law-
The committee think it unnecessary to repeat in detail the numerous points of difference between English law and the drast uniform law accepted by those delegates of foreign nations who signed the convention unreservedly, as they are set out clearly in the memorandum by Sir M. D. Chalmers and Mr. F. H. Jackson, No. 16 in the Blue Book, and the tabular statement annexed to it.
Subject to the foregoing observations, the committee are generally in agreement with the views of the delegates. The two most important points are prescription and forged indorsements. The committee are strongly of opinion that on neither of these points should the English law be altered. As regards the remaining points of difference generally, these are of varying importance, and, with the exception of the matters already specifically referred to, the committee consider that the views of the British delegates should bo heartily indorsed and approved, and the committee cannot point to any provision in the uniform law as likely to prove imprac. ticable or disadvantageous in its working which has not already been most ably criticised by the British delegates. It is obvious that Great Britain could not, without risk of serious dislocation of business, give its adherence to any uniform_law involving substantial modification of points as to which the English rule prevails, not only in the United Kingdom, but also throughout the Englishspeaking world.
However desirable uniformity may be, it can be purchased too dearly, and the committee suggest that the council should express to the Board of Trade a hope that no course will be taken merely for the sake of uniformity which will involve alterations in usages now part of the law merchant unless those alterations are clearly shown to be likely to produce benefits outweighing the necessary inconvenience caused by changes in long-established practice.
TIE SOLICITORS ACT 1888. The following is the twenty-second annual report of the committee appointed under the Act :
În compliance with the resolution passed by the council on the 11th Jan. 1889, the committee present the following report of their proceedings from the 1st Aug. 1909 (up to which date their twentyfirst report was made to the 31st July 1910.
During that period the committee held forty-four meetings, of which twenty-two were for general business and twenty-two for hearing cases. Five cases occupied the whole or part of two or more sittings each.
During the same period sixty-two applications were made to the committee.
Of these, twelve were applications by solicitors to have their names removed from the roll at their own request, with a view to their being called to the Bar, or for other reasons. In each case the committee reported in favour of the application, which was thereupon granted by the Master of the Rolls.
The remaining fifty applications consisted of complaints against solicitors. Of these :
30 disclosed no case for inquiry;
were satisfied that there was no professional misconduct;
after hearing the parties, being satissed that there was
no professional misconduct :
tion against him;
Notice of appeal from the order made by the Divisional Court has been given by one of the solicitors, against whom an order of suspension from practising was made, and the appeal has been entered in the Court of Appeal.
Two cases which were pending before the committee when their last report was made have since been disposed of, one of them being withdrawn by leave of the committee, the case having been fully heard and the committee being satisfied that no
case of professional misconduct had been established against the respondent. In the other case the committee reported in favour of the respondent, and the complainant, being dissatisfied with their findings, applied to the court by notice of motion to strike the respondent off th: roll. On the hearing of the motion the court dismissed the application, with costs against the complainant.
In exercise of the discretion intrusted to the committee, they have in eight cases recommended payment to complainants, out of the funds of the society, of sums amounting to 5748 7s. 11d. in payment of taxed costs, which, as delivered, amounted to £801 38. 4d.
Three members of the committee, viz., Mr. Budd, Mr. Ellett, and Mr. Manisty, have acted in rotation as chairman of the committee for three months at a time each. In July 1910 Mr. Manisty ceased to be a member of the committee as a consequence of his having retired from the council of the Law Society, and, upon the recommendation of the council, the Master of the Rolls appointed Mr. Richard Stephens Taylor to fill the vacancy so caused. Mr. Manisty had acted as one of the chairmen of this committee, and Mr. James Samuel Beale has consented to act in that capacity in his stead. On behalf of the committee,
J. W. BUDD, Chairman. Law Society's Hall, 28th Oct. 1910.
GRAY'S-INN DEBATING SOCIETY.
Ladies' Night DEBATE. The annual ladies' night debate of the Gray's inn Debating Sooietv was beld in Gray's-ion Hall on Tuesday, the president, Mr. T. B. W. Ramsay, taking the chair.
Miss Millicent Murby moved : “That in the opinion of this bouge, a Socialist system is supported by modern philosophy, and is essential to liberty." She said that in its broad works modern society supported the social system. So far as Acts of Parliament had proved Buccessful, whether introduced by Liberals or Conservatives, that was due to tbe extent to which they bad adopted the socialistio principles. All Socialists were agreed as to the need for the management of tho affairs of the people by the people, in the interests of the people. The course of legislation during the last sixty years, from the passing of the Reform Bill, proved this. The State had stepped in more and more to take over and guard public interests in order that they might be worked in the interests of the community as a whole. The State had stopped in to limit the powers of employers in the Factory Act. It had gradually taken over the care of the public health. The education of the people had been taken over, the Civil Service bad: been opened to publio competition, and the Workmen's Compensation Act had been passed. The taxation of land values bad boen considered, with the ultimate aim of nationalising the land. All these matters showed the necessity for giving the citizen a larger and larger share in the management of a ffaire. Corporations were taking over the gasworks and waterworks and tramways and there was an almost immediate possibility of the State running railways. But the Goveroment were only tinkering with legislation, and endeavouring to cover the upeatiefactory situations that exist with a sort of human gloes. It bad been said that Sooialism would mean an increase of officialism, but, she argued, that would not necessarily lead to anything like the degradation of the control of the citizens which was sometimes asserted, instancing the fact that the existence of the police gave a greater amount of liberty to the people.
Mr. W. B. Faraday, LL.B., opposed the motion. He said that not only was Socialism not essential to liberty, but it was absolutely destructive to it. Socialism said the individual was nothing and
their opinion he is getting a substantial benefit or not. There will be many difficult points to decide in the near future upon the construction of (Part 5 of the Act, and one question upon which I should like to ask your readers' opinion, is what stamp duty is payable on the partition of real estate carried out by mutual conveyances, e.g., A. and B. being tenants ia common in fee of two freehold houses each convey to the other one half of his share in one of the houses in consideration of tbe other assurance. Re Weir and Pitts Contract (supra) further decided that a bona fide transfer for less than the full value of the land does not come within sect. 59 of the Act, and there. fore estate duty is not payable if the transferor dies within three years from the date of the transfer.
C. GILBERT BUNTING.
AUSTRALIAN LAND TAXES.- Our attention was called to an article in your issue of the 24th June in relation to Australian land taxes, and your suggestion that in one case the decision lies with * & single justice of the peace" and not subject to appeal. As repre. senting clients much interested in land in Australia we wrote to the commissioner, with a copy of your article, and we have received a reply from the High Commissioner's office from which the following is an extract: “The decision in cases of under-statement in value of land does not rest with a single justice of the peace, but with a justice of the High Court." The difference is an important one.
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NOTES AND QUERIES.
gociety was everytbiog. Democracy itself was really opposed in many respects to liberty. It was not liberty, and it might be destructive of liberty. It governed in the interest of the average and no one else. There was no such oreature living as the average man, everyone differed in innumerable points from everyone else, and by governing in the interest of the average, the individual must necessarily be offended. If we had Socialism competition could not be abolished, and the fittest would survive as under present conditions. Socialism would lead to people transferring themselves into a class of permanent officials.
Mr. T. M. Healy, K.C, said he believed the State could powerfully influence the nation, and that this nation had been powerfully influenced by the State. He looked to the fact that in 1885, when the franchise was (extended, the Norman Conquest came to an end, and the common people of tbe country were able to claim their part in the heritage of mankind, and claim to be heard. Individuals had put their money into various undertakings, such as railwaye, some of which paid and some did not. That the State at one fell swoop should pick out all the plums, all the well paying things, and leave the rest to be carried on as best they might, was a proposition which required further experience before it could be accepted. Diok Turpin was an advocate of Socialism of this kind, and it had existed from ages past. No doubt if we had further acquaintance with the subject we should find that Ali Baba and the forty thieves were advocates of the doctrine. Only experience could prove the advan. tages which were to arise, if they did arise, from such a system ; and he would still believe that the ball on which we reside would cootinue to roll on very much as it bad rolled for the last eight or ten thousand yeare. There would always be inequalities under any system, and, whilst deploring an evil and desiriog to remove it, it was necessary to be careful that one did not found another evil in its place. Still, it was only by the arresting statements of the impossibilitists that any reform in a hide-bound society was ever likely to be brought about.
Dr. Lawson Dodd supported the motion. Miss Owen, of the Anti-Socialist Union of Great Britain, said the ideal object was the benefit of the individual. She asserted that any system of society which did not get hold of the individual as an individual and give him or her that possibility of development for which the individual was suited, was bound to be a failure. It was the individual who had to be thought of. Society was merely a system in itself, which could never rise above the level of the individual. What was
wanted more individuality, more personality, more who were original thinkers and actors, and she maintained that under Socialism that would not be so. People would become sterotyped and there would be no opportunity for individuals to find an outlet for their ideals in the desire to benefit society at large.
Mr. Halliday Spalding argued that it was only under Soci alism that the individual would be able to develop himself.
Mr. Connelly spoke against the motion, and the debate was continued by Mrs. Middleton, of the Anti-Socialist Union, Mr. St. John Ervine, and Miss Melow, of the Women's Branch of the Swedish Anti-Socialistic League.
Miss Marby, io reply, said it was assumed that under Socialism individuals would be drilled into something they did not want. It was obvious that when a system of Socialism was in being it would be in being as the result of the united wills of the community ; therefore it would be a system which the community itself would like.
The motion was defeated by 106 votes against to seventy in its favour.
Answers. (Q 11 ) URBAN COUNCIL--CLERK'S Fee ---In reply to the query of “ Z.” (No. 11) in your issue of the 24th June there would not appear to be any case upon the point, but there is certainly a precedent for such a charge, it being customary to make ench a charge in many districts. I would draw your correspondent's attention to sect. 13 (2) of the Private Street Works Act 1892. If that Aot is io force in the district the local authority is required to keep a register of private street works charges and allow inspectioо thereof on payment. Extracts or copies of such register are to be furnished on payment of a eum fized by the local authority. If the Act is not in force in the district, then the local authority is not required to keep any such register, and so would not appear to be under obligation to furnish information such as that required by your correspondent, as there is no similar provision to seot. 13 (sup.) in any of the other Public Health Acts. The powers, duties, and liabilities of a local authority are regulated by statute, and, unless it can be shown that the local authority is bound by any statute to furnish this informa. tion, it is in a position to fix terms upon which such information will be supplied.
(Q. 12.) COMMISSIONER FOR Oaths.-Seot. 83 of the County Courts Act 1888 intimates that the judge or registrar's clerk is not entitled to any fee, but does not prohibit the receipt of a fee by a commis. sioner. I gather that a commissioner is equally entitled to a fee for an oath in the County Court as in any other court or matter : (Order LXV, r. 8 (High Court Rules), and Appendix N, items 198, 200). In any case not expressly provided for by the County Courts Act 1888 the general principles of practice of the High Court of Justice may be adopted and applied to actions and matters : (sect. 164). The higher scale of the County Court Scales of Costs authorises the allowance of sums paid for oaths (item 100); and the fees paid for oatbs are included in the sum allowed for the affidavits in items 17, 192, 38, 39, and 40. As regarde affidavits sworn in actions to which the lower scale applies, I gather the commissioner is entitled to bis fees, although it may be that as between party and party they are not recoverable except so far as the items allowable to the solicitors can be said to include them. I have several times received fees for swearing County Court affidavits, where a solicitor or bis clerk has not accompanied the deponent, but, in cases where the solicitor or clerk has accompanied, it seems to be the practice locally to swear County Court affidavits without fee.
LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL,
STAMP DUTY ON CONVEYANCES-FINANCE (1909.10) Act 1910.The contribution which appeared in your issue of the 1st inst. upon the above subject will be welcomed by practitioners, for there seems to be a great diversity of opinion in cases which are of frequent occurrence as to the correct amount of stamp duty payable. The writer of the article does not appear to have been aware of the recent decision in Re Weir and Pills Contract (55 Sols. Jour. 536), when Mr. Justice Warrington held that if property is sold for a consideration less than its full value and the conveyance is stamped with duty on that consideration, and not on the full value, a subsequent purchaser cannot objeot to it on the ground that it is insufficiently stamped. The result of this decision is that sect. 74 (5) of the Act tbrows upon the commissioners at the time when the conveyance is presented for stamping the duty of ascertaining whether the consideration is adequate or whether it coofers on the purcbager "& substantial benefit” within the meaning of the section, in which cane duty would be payable on the value of the property conveyed. But once the deed is stamped no subsequent purchaser can raise this question. The opinion expressed in Alpe on the Law of Stamp Duties, 12th edit., p. 118, which your contributor refers to as putting an extreme construction on the section appears to be correct, and the conveyance of land purchased at a public auction for the best price obtainable may be brought within the category 'of “a conveyance or transfer operating as a voluntary disposition"and therefore liable to be stamped ad valorem on the full value of the land instead of the price paid therefor. The whole principle of stamping conveyances is apparently altered by this sub-section. The stamp duty can no longer be estimated with any reasonable degree of certainty, for the purchaser must now a wait the decision of the commissioners as to whether in
THE LAW SOCIETY.
STUDENTSILIPS AND Prizes, 1911. The Council, actiog on the recommendation of the legal education committee, has made the following award of studentships, of the annual value of £40 each, renewable at the discretion of the council, subject to the conditions presoribed in the regulations :
CLASS A. (Candidates under nineteen who obtained distinction in the preliminary
examination.) 1. Mr. Peroy Graham Harris. (Mr. Harris was educated at St. Bee's School, Cumberland.)
2. Mr. Hugh Penrith Morgan, (Mr. Morgan was educated at Shrewsbury School,
CLASS B. (Articled clerks having at le 18t three yra 8, or, being graduales, two years,
to serie.) Mr. Harry l'noroton Pickles, B.A., articled with Mr. Benjamin Goodfellow, of Manchester.
The examiners reported that Mr. William Roscoe, B.A., articled with Mr. Philip Roscoe, of London. paesed a highly creditable examination.
CLASS C. (Articled clr'is having at ieast two years to serve.) Mr. Allan Gwynne-Jones, articled with Mr. Llewellyn GwynceJones, of London.
A. D. Julius, University; A. H. King. Corpus ; J. H. Rolt, University; A. J. Swann, Eseter; J. C. Warren, Trinity; E. H. Williams, Oriel ; H. C. W. Woolley, Worcester.
The men placed in the first class came to Oxford from the following colleges or schools :-Mc. Armitage, from Wakefield Grammar School; Mr. Counsell, from Lanciog College; Mr. Dale, from Dulwich College ; Mr. Hardmenn, from West Virginia University; Mr. Horner, from Westminster Sohool ; and Mr. Pugh, from Oswestry School.
UNIVERSITY OF LONDON. LL.D. EXAMINATION FOR EXTERNAL STUDENTS.-Pass List.
Equity and Real and Personal Property. Examiners: Roland Burrowe, Esq., LL.D.. B.A., and J. A. Strahan, Esq., M.A., LL.B.—Roland "Moffatt Perowne Willoughby (private study).
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY. PROFESSOR E. C. CLARK, Chairman of the Special Board for Law, aboounces that the Squire Subolarships are not awarded,
Acting on a similar recommeadation, the council bas renewed for one year the studentships held by the undermentioned gentlemen :
STUDENIS ELECTED IN 1909. Mr. Arthur Sanderson Furniss, and Mr. Philip Malcolm Ker wood.
STUDENTS ELECT ED IN 1910. Mr. Herbert Edward Ayree, Mr. Henry 0:wald Brown, Mr. Leslie Clifford Brown, and Mr. Jobn Oren Davis, and bag renewed, for a period of six months, the studentship held by Mr. Arthur Turner Taylor, B.A., elected in 1909.
Acting on a similar recommendation, the council bas awarded the following prizes of books in connection with the work of the session 1910.11:
FINAL STUDENTS. First prize, value 5 guineas, to Mr. E. L. N. Tuck, articled with Mr. Thomas Vezey, of Bath.
Second prize, value 3 guineas, to Mr. J. F. Roper, articled with Mr. Charles Breacb, of 2, Clement's-jod, W.C.
Third prizes, value 2 guineas each, to Mr. F. R. Batt, articled with Mr. R. Tapley, of Exeter, and to Mr. D. G. Moore, articled with Mr. H. O. Moore, of Duffield, who are substantially of equal merit.
INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS. First prize, value 3 guineas, to Mr. E. 0. Sewell, articled with Mr. Charles Gardner, of 80, Cheapside. E.C.
Second prize, value 2 guinear, to Mr. W. G. Bacon, articled witb Mr. G. B. Ellie, of 70-72, Chancery.lape, W.C.
HONOUR SCHOOL OF JURISPRUDENCE. The examiners in the final Honour School of Jarisprudence bave issued the following class list on the 3rd inst.:
Class I. Armitage. A. W.. Queen's
Hardman, T, P., Pembroke Oounsell, C. H., Trioty
dorner. B. S., Christ Church Dale, P., Christ Church
Pugh, C. H, W., St. John's.
Sir John CAUTE NELIGAN, K.C., late Recorder of Cork, died on the 29th alt at his residence at Tralee. Sir Jobo Chute Neligao, who was born in Tralee in 1826. was called by King's Inn in 1849, and was made a Bencher in 1897. He was formerly Recorder of Derry. Among the Benchere he was held in high esteem as a lawyer, and he took an active part in drawing up rules for the guidance of County Court judges. He resigned the Recordersbip of Cork in 1908, and had since lived in Trelee. He married, in 1854, Mary, daughter of Mr. Denis O'Sullivan, of Cork. He was knighted in 1899.
Mr. CHARLES CAUTHERLEY, senior registrar of the Leeds County Court, died at his home at Far Headingley on the 30th ult., aged sixty-four. Four years ago he had a serious attack of pleurisy and broncbial pneumonia, and although he recovered from this, it lett bim with a permanently weakened heart. A few days ago he was out riding, when his borse became restive, and his exertions in controlling the animal brought on serious beart trouble, which proved fatal. Mr. Cautherley was a native of Cambridgeshire, his father being a farmer in Cromwell's country. He became clerk under the registrar of the Bow County Court, Loodon, and eventually began to practise as a solicitor in his own chambers in London. Thirty.three years ago he was appointed joint registrar of the Leeds County Court with the late Mr. Thomas Marshall, who died only last year. Mr. Cautherley had a deep knowledge of the law as relating to County Court administration and practice. Though by po means in favour of the total abolition of imprieonment for debt, he did not believe in harsh. measures for debiors. Between creditor and debtor he was always fair, and even merciful, but he resented strongly any attempt to hoodwink the County Court or to use it as an instrument of extortion. To that species of canvassing dealer wbo is only a degree or two removed from the ra pacious moneylender or the confidence trickster he was a stero f-s, and bo would never permit the County Court to be abused in such a man's intereste. In the wider sphere of public affairs Mr. Cautherley took po part. Twenty-six years ago he married Mies Ringer, sister of the late high bailiff in Leeds, and she survives him, with a son and a daughter. The son bas become a member of his father's profession, and practises as a solicitor in London.
Mr. Thomas ARTHUR ORGAN, barrister-at-law, died suddenly last Monday at Euston Station of heart failure. Mr. Organ was a member of the Oxford Circuit, and was about to proceed to Stafford on professional business. He was called by the Inner Temple on the 26th Jan. 1894.
McDougall, J. H. G., St. John's
Alcock, E., New College Anson, D. G, W., Trinity Bay Beld, H. L., Exeter Bevir, R., Heriford Bruppacher, A. E., Trinity Champneys J. D. Balliol Chapman, G. P., Christ Church Coleridge, W D , Trinity Dastur, M., Bragenose Diggle. P, R., University Eerle, J. W. A., Corpus Edwards E. M., Merton Enoch, H. A., St. Jobn's Godson, E. A., Trinity Grieve, A. MacL., Oriel Hands, P. A. M , Loiversity Hardy, A. H., Worcester Jordan, W. P.. Worcester Lo, W. K , Merton Long, B., Worcester
THE COURTS AND COURT PAPERS.
COURT OF APPEAL AND HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE (CHAN
CERY DIVISION).-TRINITY SITTINGS 1911. ROTA OF REGISTRARS IN ATTENDANCE FOR THE WEEK ENDING
JULY 15. Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday. Thursday. Friday, Saturday. EMERGENCY ..... Gold-chmidt Synge
Bloxa'u APPEAL CT.II.... Greswell...... Goldschmidt Syrge Church, Theed
BLOX JOYCE. J....... Church
borrer SWINFEX EADY, J. Beal... Greswell ....... Goldschmidt Synge Church Thred WARRINGTON, J Farmer Lench
Greswell Goldschmidt NEVILLE, J. Synge
Greewell EVE, J.Borrer ........... Beul Greswell ...... Goldschmidt Synge
CLASS IV. Braddell, R. L L., Oriel
Lvel), D., Balliol Field, N., Brasenose
Weekes, A. N. H., New College. Gillies, A. H. D., Obrist Chur:h
Overstanding for honcure, but satisfied the examinere.-E J. P. Lewis, University.
Satisfied the examiners in Group B. 4.-R. E. Burgess, Magdalen ; C. H. Emsley, Bragenose ; R. C. Freeman, Oriel; I. Galletly, University ; C. von P. Helm, Wadham; C. J. Hemelryk, Corpus ;
Professional Partnerships Dissolved.
GAZETTE, JUNE 30. Ivens, ALFRED HUBERT, and ALEXANDER, JAMES GRAHAM, solicitors, New
port, Isle of Wight, under style of Ivens and Co. May 31. A. H.
Ivens is now carrying on the business. MEGGY, ANDREW, and Srunt, FRANCIS, solicitors, Chelmsford, and 65 and
66. Chancery-la. Dec. 31, 1910. Debts by F. Stunt, at 71, Duke-st,
Chelmsford. YARDE, JOHN, solicitor, 1. Raymond-bldgs, Gray's-inn. has retired from
the business carried on by him under style of Yarde and Co. Debts by A. G. Greiner, who will in future continue the business on his own account at same address under old style.
GAZETTE, JULY 4. ROBERTSON, John Russell Thomson, and BRIGHTMAN, WILLIAM HENRY,
solicitors, 11, Queen Victoria-st, under style of King, Wigg, Robertson, and Brightman. June 30. Debts by W. H. Brightman, who will in future carry on the business under style of King, Wigg, and
Brightman. TayloR. PERCY James, and HOLMES, LEONARD STANISTREET, solicitors,
Liverpool, under style of Miller, Taylor, and Holmes. June 30.
GAZETTE, JUNE 30.
Great Chapel-st. June 27. Burghes, A. M., Paternoster-row, literary agent. June 27. CARPENTER, WILLIAM, Rosebery-av, Islington. June 27. DRINKWATER. ERNEST HAROLD. Westminster Bridge-rd, licentiate of the
Society of Apothecaries, London. June 26. George, WALTER, late Fleetwood, theatrical manager. June 27. LUCAS, B. Pearce, High-st, Camden Town, musical hall proprietor.
June 28. LUSTGARTEN, ABRAHAM, Turner-st, Commercial-rd, wholesale confectioner.
June 28. LYONS, NATHANIEL LAWRENCE, late Clarence Gate-grdns, Regent's Park.
June 28. MCCONNELL, DAVID, late Knightsbridge, horsedealer. June 28. MONTEFIORE, Louis PHILIPPE, Coburg.pl, Hyde Park. June 28. MORRIS, BENJAMIN, late Weymouth, draper. June 28. Osborx, HENRY, Charing Cross-rd, turf commission agent. June 28. STUART, Charles, late Barking-rd, East Ham, tailor. June 26. TIERNEY, WILLIAM (late trading as Tierney and Co.), late Arthur-st West,
retired merchant. June 26.
WATSON, JANE ANN; WATSON, JOSEPH; and WATSON, ALFRED Tox (trading
J. A. Watson and Sons), Carleton, iarmers. Ct. Carlisle.
Amended notice substituted for that published in Gazette, June 20. Jones, WILLIAM GEORGE (late trading as W. G. Jones and Co., now as
Allen and Co. and T. H. Cooper and Co.), Camden Town, grocer.
GAZETTE, JULY 4.
silversmith. July 1. MICHAEL, WILLIAU Thomas (trading as Michael and Co.), Southend-rd,
Hampstead, forist. July 1.
To surrender at their respective District Courts
cn-Tees. June 29. ALEXANDER, JAMES. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, iron merchant. Ct. Newcastle
upon Tyne. June 28. ALBERRY, ALBERT EDWARD, late Stanfree, club manager. Ct. Chesterfield.
June 30. Bates, ALBERT, Huddersfield, builder. Ct. Huddersfield. July 1. Brown, WILLIAM, Sandwich, grazier. Ct. Canterbury. June 30. CHALLENGER, GEORGE CHARLES (trading as G. Challenger and Co.), Man.
chester, piano manufacturer. Ct. Manchester. June 30. CRAIG, ALEXANDER EDWIN, Manchester, calico printer's salesman. Ct.
Manchester June 29. DUCKWORTH, JOHN GUEST, Middlesbrough, clerk of works. Ct. Middles.
brough.' June 30. EVANS. GEORGE, Nelson, butcher. Ct. Pontypridd, Ystradyfodwg, and
Porth. June 29 GARBUTT, JOHN THOMAS, Leeds, photographic dealer. Ct. Leeds.
June 30. GPAHAM, HERBERT, Ilkley, estate agent. Ct. Leeds. June 30. GRIFFITHS, REES (trading as R. M. Griffiths), Llanelly, builder. Ct.
Carmarthen. June 30. HINCHLIFFE, William, Dewsbury, acrated water manufacturer. Ct. Dewg
bury. June 30. HEATHER, FRANK JAMES PALMER (otherwise Jerrold Heather), Milton,
actor. Ct. Hanley. July 1. JONES, JOHN LLOYD, Conway, late lessee of tolls. Ct. Bangor. June 30. LINDOP, CUTHBERT FENTON, Liverpool, electrician. Ct. Liverpool.
June 29. MERRICK, ALFRED, Worcester, grocer. Ct. Worcester. July 1. Mallaby, JOSEPH CLOUGH, Thornaby-on-Tees, grocer. Ct. Stockton-on
Tces. June 28. MABEY, HENRY GEORGE, Southampton, market gardener. Ct. South
ampton. June 29. MATTHEW8. Fanny, Eastbourne, employment bureau proprietress. Ct.
Lewes and Eastbourne. June 29. PARKIN, FREDERICK WILLIAM, Swansea, newsvendor. Ct. Swansoa.
June 30. POTTER. WILLIAM JAMES, Crawley, dairyman. Ct. Brighton. July 1. REES, DAVID, Aberdure, coalininer. Ct. Aberdare and Mountain Ash.
June 30. ROWLINSON, ALBERT. Stalybridge, grocer. Ct. Ashton-under-Lyne.
June 30. PAYNER. CHARLES, Bolton, baker. Ct. Bolton. June 30. RUSSELL, CHARLES, Eastbourne, greengrocer. Ct. Eastbourne and Lewes.
June 30. Senior, Masox, Leeds, coal merchant. Ct. Leeds. June 28. SMITH, ALBERT WILLIAM (known as Albert Smith), Liverpool, certified
accountant. Ct. Liverpool. June 29. SIDEBOTTOM, HARRY HASTINGS, Manchester, produce broker. Ct. Man
chester. June 30. SMITH, Том Aabon, Southampton, bricklayer. Ct. Southampton.
June 29. Symcox, William Edwin, Brocton, farmer. Ct. Stafford. June 30. Thomas. FREDERICK ERNEST, Forestfach, insurance agent. Ct. Swansea.
July 1. WiLLIAMS, B. T. Monier. Acton, gentleman. Ct. Brentford. June 29. WEBB, ARTHUR STUART, Merthyr Tydfil, mason's labourer. Ct. Merthyr
Tydfil. June 29. Wilson, MABEL EDEX, Scarborough, spinster. Ct. Scarborough. June 28.
Amended notice substituted for that published in Gazette, April 21. FORD, SYDNEY HERBERT, Alsager, farmer. Ct. Macclesfield. April 12.
Amended notice substituted for that published in Gazette, June 30. JENKINS, Edwin William (tradiny as Edwin Clare), Southsea, fancy goods seller. Ct. Portsmouth. June 27.
GAZETTE, JUNE 30. ANDERSON, HERBERT William, Christchurch.rd, Brixton-hill. Ct. High
Court. June 27. ARDROX, ARTHUR, late Parklands-grove, Ashford, surveyor. Ct. High
Court. June 27, Brown, BERNARD WALTER, Sheffield, clerk to inspecting engineers. Ct.
Sheffield. June 28. BARBER, WILLIAM HENRY, Sheffield, insurance surveyor. Ct. Sheffield.
June 27. Bradbury, JOAN Isaac (trading as John Bradbury), Norwich, plumber.
Ct. Norwich. June 26. BOYD, EDWARD BROWNRIGG, Victoria Embankment, clerk. Ct. High
Court. June 27. BEASLEY, HEDLEY ROBERT, Bedford Court-mansions, Bedford-sq. Ct. High
Court. June 27. CHAPMAN, SIDNEY HOWARD, Wilson's-yd, Liverpool-rd, Highbury, coach
builder. Ct. High Court. June 27, CCHEN, HARRIS, Ratclifi, tailor. Ct. High Court. June 27. Crow, JOSHUA, Anodell, spinner. Ct. Huddersfield. June 27. CLAPHAM. FREDERICK GEORGE, Farnham, chemist. Ct. Guildford and
Godalming. June 27. DANKS, CHARLES EDWARD. Fairfield-rd, Crouch End, produce agent. Ct.
High Court. June 26. Davis. Moses, Brondesbury-rd, Kilburn, builder. Ct. High Court.
June 26. DRINKWATER. ERNEST HAROLD, Westminster Bridge-rd, licentiate of the
Society Apothecaria, London. Ct High Court. June 26.
To surrender at their respective District Courts ANDREWS, DAVID, Balsall Heath, grocer. Ct. Birmingham. June 28. Brown, BERNARD WALTER, Sheffield, clerk to inspecting engineers. Ct.
Sheffield. June 28, BARBER, WILLIAM HENRY, Shefield, insurance surveyor. Ct. Sheffield.
June 27 BradburY, JOHN Isaac (trading 13 John Bradbury), Norwich, plumber.
Ct. Norwich. June 26. BRASIER, FREDERICK Harry, Hastings, financial agent. Ct. Hastings.
June 26. Briggs, John (trading as Briggs Bros.), Bradford, joiner. Ct. Bradford.
June 28. CROW, JOSHUA, Ansdell, spinner. Ct. Huddersfield. June 27. DARRALL, WILLIAM HENRY, late Lye, iron worker. Ct. Stourbridge.
April 12. DOYLE, PETER, Salford, coal merchant. Ct. Salford. June 27. ExmorT, ALBERT John, Southport, director of a limited company. Ct.
Liverpool. June 28. Francis, Thomas Charles, Stoke-on-Trent, electrical engineer. Ct. Stoke.
upon-Trent and Longton. June 28.
Ct. Lewes and Eastbourne. June 28.
goods seller. Ct. Portsmouth. June 27.
Ct. Newport, Mon. June 21.
Ash: June 27.
Millom. June 27.
grapher. Ct. Swansea. June 26.
dealer. Ct. West Bromwich June 28.
Brighton. June 12.
brewer. Ct. Chelmsford. June 27.
figure maker. Ct. Manchester. June 27.
Rowlinson, ALBERT, Stalybridge, grocer Ct. Ashton-under-Lyre.
June 30. RAMSEY, HERBERT EDWARD, Snow-hill, Holborn, architect. Ct. High
Court. June 28. SALMON, MAJOR ARTHUR F., Branksome-rd, Brixton-hill. Ct. High Court.
June 29. SINCLAIR, MELISSA, late Battle, spinster. Ct, High Court. June 29. SEXIOR, Mason, Leeds, coal merchant. Ct. Leeds. June 28. SIDEBOTTOM, HARRY HASTINGS, Manchester, produce broker. Ct. Man.
chester. June 30. SCOTT, THOMAS, late Newcastle-upon-Tyne, licensed victualler. Ct. New
castle-upon-Tyne. June 29. SMITH Том AARON, Southampton, bricklayer. Ct. Southampton.
June 29. Symcox, WILLIAM EDWIN. Brocton, farmer. Ct. Stafford. June 30. Thomas, FREDERICK Ernest, Forestfach, insurance agent. Ct. Swansea.
July 1. TGBIN. ARTHUR WALTER (described in the receiving order as Athwould
Walter Tobin), late Mile End-rd, auctioneer. Ct. High Court (transferred from the County Court of Dorsetshire, holden at Poole).
June 29. WEBB. ARTHUR STUART, Merthyr Tydfil, mason's labourer. Ct. Merthyr
Tydfil. June 29. WATNEY, WALTER SHEARD, Bexley Heath, nurseryman. Ct. Rochester.
June 29. Amended notice substituted for that published in Gazette, June 27. DARBY, WILLIAM (trading as Darby and Son), Rochester, builder. (t.
Rochester. June 21. Amended notice substituted for that published in Gazette, June 30. JENKINS, EDWIN WILLIAM (tradingas Edwin Clare), Southsea, fancy
goods seller. Ct. Portsmouth. June 27.
FRANCIS, Thomas Charles, Stoke-on-Trent, electrical engineer. Ct. Stoke
upon-Trent and Longton. June 28. GEORGE, WALTER, late Fieetwood, theatrical manager. Ct. High Court.
as G. H. Dean), Seaford, tobacconist.
June 26. JANES, ALBERT, Holmes, beerhouse keeper. Ct. Sheffield. June 26. JENKINS, EDWARD WILLIAM (trading as Edwin Clare), Southsea, fancy
goods seller. Ct. Portsmouth. June 27. JOLLEY, FREDERICK THOMAS, Northampton, tailor. Ct. Northampton.
June 28. JARVIS, WILLIAM Henry. Saltney, grocer. Ct. Chester. June 26. LEIBLER, LIONEL (described in the receiving order as Lionel Lee, otherwise
Leibler), Windsor-ter, City-rd; furrier. Ct. High Court. June 21. MACHIN, THOMAS, jun., late Hucknall Torkard, draper. Ct. Sheffield.
June 27. MORRIS, LEWIS JAMES, Nottingham, saddler. Ct. Nottingham. June 28. MARKS, JACOB, Manchester, tailor. Ct. Manchester. June 28, MAURICE, ALBERT Jara, Dorking, dentist. Ct. Croydon, June 26. MORGAN, REES (trading as Rees Morgan and Co.), Llantwit Major, ironmonger.
Ct. Cardiff. June 27. NASH, WILLIAM, Chalgrave, farmer. Ct. Luton, June 28. NARRACOTT. WILLIAM, Torquay, builder. Ct. Exeter. June 26. Prowle, William, Aberdare, greengrocer. Ct. Aberdare and Mountain
Ash: June 27. PROSSER, GEORGE STENSON (trading as George Prosser), Newport, builder.
Ct. Newport, Mon. June 21. POTTER, JOSEPH, Dudley, bricklayer. Ct. Dudley. June 26. PARKIN, GEORGE, West Hallam, farmer. Ct. Derby and Long Eaton.
June 26. Quick, T., late Tunbridge Wells, licensed victualler. Ct. Tunbridge
Wells. June 28. Ross, BENJAMIN, Leeds, licensed victualler. Ct. Leeds. June 26. STUART, CHARLES, late Barking-rd, East Ham, tailor. Ct. High Court.
June 26. SIEDLE, CHARLES FREDERICK (trading as Siedle Bros.), Swansea, photo
grapher. Ct. Swansea. June 20. SLATER, Thomas HOLDCROFT (trading as Thomas Slater), Oldbury, coal
dealer. Ct. West Bromwich. June 28. SUTER, Jabez, Scarborough, hotel boots. Ct Scarborough. June 26. SIMONS, MORRIS, Cardiff. furniture dealer. Ct. Cardiff. June 27. Toon, JOSEPH, Ashby-de-la-Zouch, fishmonger. Ct, Burton-on-Trent.
June 26. THOMAS, WILLIAM. Bridgend, boot dealer. Ct. Cardiff. June 26. Tuorn,'Charles Thomas (trading as C. T. Thorn and Co.), Inworth,
brewer. Ct. Chelmsford. June 27. TUCKER. JAMES (trading as James Tucker and Son), Manchester, wax
figure maker. Ct. Manchester June 27. TUPNBULL, ROBERT FENWICK (trading as Robert Fenwick), Blackpool,
draper. Ct. Preston. June 28. WALKINGTON, GEORGE WILLIAM, Bridlington, fish dealer. Ct. Scarborough.
June 27. WHITWELL, EDWARD LEATHAM, Croft, company director. Ct. Stockton-on
Tees. June 26. Watson, JANE ANN; WATSON, Joseph; and WATSON, ALFRED Tom (trading
as J. A. Watson and Sons), Carleton, farmers. Ct. Carlisle.
BIRTHS. LANGLEY.-On the 3rd ingt., at Tettenhall Wood, Wolverhampton, the
wife of Cyril Langley, of a son. PIPER.-On the 26th ult., at 10, Herondale-av, Wandsworth Comnion, the wife of John E. Piper, LL.B., Barrister-at-law, of a son.
DEATHS. Box.-At his residence, 3, Lyndhurst-grdns, N.W., William Williams
Box, Solicitor, of 28, Great James-st. W.C. CAUTHERLEY.-On the '30th ult.. at his residence, 10, Hollin-la, Far
Headingley, Leeds, Charles Cautherley, Registrar of the Leeds County Court, in his sixty-sixth year.
(Absolute or Contingent)
Good prices given for approved Securities.
Upon Security of Life Interests, Reversions, &c:
GAZETTE, JULY 4. ALLAN, JOHN ROBERT, Stockton-on-Tees, late general dealer. Ct. Stockton
on-Tees. June 29. AXDREWS, DAVID, Balsall Heath, grocer. Ct. Birmingham. June 29. ALFRED, REUBEN, Jamaica-st, Whitechapel, secretary to a public company.
Ct. High Court. June 29. BeasieR, FREDERICK HARRY, Hastings, financial agent. Ct. Hastings.
June 30. BATES, ALBERT, Huddersfield, builder. Ct. Huddersfield. July 1. Brown, Williad, Sandwich, grazier. Ct. Canterbury. June 30. CPONBACH, ROBERT, Great Winchester-st, finance broker. Ct. High Court.
June 28. CRAIG, ALEXANDER Edwin, Manchester, calico printer's salesman. Ct.
Manchester. June 29. CHALLENGER, GEORGE CHARLES (trading as G. Challenger and Co.), Man
chester, piano manufacturer. Ct. Manchester. July 1. DUCKWORTH, JOHN Guest, Middlesbrough, clerk of works. Ct. Middles.
brough. June 30. Evans, GEORGE, Nelson, butcher. Ct. Pontypridd, Ystradyfodwg, and
Porth. June 29. GARBUTT, JOHN THOMAS, Leeds, photographic dealer. Ct. Leeds.
June 30. GRAHAM, HERBERT, Ilkley, estate agent. Ct. Leeds. June 30. GRIFFITHS. Rees (trading as R. M. Griffiths), Llanelly, builder. Ct.
Carmarthen. June 30. GROAK, WILLIAM, late Amington, licensed victualler. Ct. Birmingham.
June 29. HEATHCOTE, ARTHUR SAMUEL UNWIN, late Lloyds, underwriter. Ct. High
Court. June 30. Holder, ALFRED, late City-rd. licensed victualler. Ct. High Court.
June 29. HUNT, HENRY JAMES, late Romsey, trainer. Ct. High Court. June 30. HinchlIFFE, WILLIAM, Dewsbury, aerated water manufacturer. Ct. Dews.
bury. June 30. HEATHER, FRANK JAME P ER (otherwise old Heather), Milton,
actor. Ct. Hanley. July 1. Jessop, MATHEW John (trading as Manufacturers' Agency), Hatton-grdn,
silversmith. Ct. High Court. July 1. MICHAEL. WILLIAM Thomas (trading as Michael and Co.), Southend-rd,
Hampstead, florist. Ct. High Court. July 1. MORBIS, BENJAMIN. Cheapside, draper. Ct, High Court. June 30. MERRICK, ALFRED, Worcester, grocer. Ct. Worcester, July 1. MALLABY, JOSEPH CLOUGH, Thornaby-on-Tees, grocer. Ct. Stockton-on
Tees. June 28. MABEY, HESRY GEORGE, Southampton, market gardener. Ct. South
ampton. June 29. MATTHEWS. FANNY, Eastbourne, employment bureau proprietress. Ct.
Lewes and Eastbourne, June 29. PARKIN, FREDERICK WILLIAM, Swansea, newsvendor. Ct. Swansea.
June 30. Potter, WilLIAN JAMES, Crawley, dairyman. Ct. Brighton. July 1. RAYXER. (urers. Bolton, haker.' ('t. Bolton. June 30. P!S: DAVID. Abords: a. ccel airer. Ct. Abordare and Mountain Aci.
Upon first-class properties considered.
BUSINESS CARRIED THROUGH WITHOUT DELAY.
Proposal forms on Application. Assets; £6,500,000. STAR LIFE ASSURANCE
SOCIETY, 32, Moorgate Street, E.O. J. DOUGLAS WATSON, F.I.A., Manager and Actuary.