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STRONG (John), Crosby, Cumberland, farmer. Feb. 1; Lazonby and Strong, solici

tors, Wigton, Cumberland, TIPLADY (Mary Ann), 17, Regent-st, Scarborough, Yorkshire, widow. Feb. 12; F.

Bedwell, solicitor, 32, Queen-st, Scarborough. TORDOFF (Sarah), 9, Beech-grove, Pollard-la, Bradford, Yorkshire, widow. Feb. 1;

0. Newton, solicitor, 15. Sunbridge-rd, Bradford, Yorkshire. TAYLOR (Susannah), Brooklyn-ter, Ashton, Old-rd, Fairfield, near Manchester,

Lancashire, widow. Feb. 15; Peacock and Jacques, solicitors, 86, Cross-st,

Manchester. THOMPSON (Charles William), Wethersfied Place, near Braintree, Essex, & general in

Her Majesty's army. Feb. 27; James and James, solicitors, 23, Ely-pl, Holborn

circus. TOWNEND (Robert), Moorhead, Shipley, Yorkshire, out of business, formerly a

plumber. March 12; Hutchinson and Sons, solicitors, Piccadilly-chmbrs,

Piccadiily, Bradford. WATSON (Joseph), South Lodge, Golders Green, Hendon, and of 24, Langham-st,

Portland-pl, gentleman. March 1; Saxton and Morgan, solicitors, 29, Somerset-st,

Portman-sq. WALLS (Thomas), Manor-pl, Bognor. Sussex, hairdresser. Feb. 19; Staffurth and

Staffurth, solicitors, 66, High-st, Bognor. WALKER (Joseph), Whitehaven, Cumberland, plumber and glazier. Feb. 20; Brock

bank, Helder, and Co., solicitors, Whitehaven. WRIGHT (Anne), the Cottage Hospital, Falsgrave, Scarborough, Yorkshire, widow.

March 1; W. and W. S. Drawbridge, solicitors, 74. Newborough, Scarborough. WADDILOVE (Admiral Charles Ludovic Darley), Beacon Grange, Hexham, Northum

berland. Feb. 28; Dees and Thompson, solicitors, 117, Pilgrim-st, Newcastleupon-Tyne.

COMELY (John Gill), Southgate-rd, Winchester, estate agent. Feb. 10; E. D. Godwin

and Son, solicitors, 31, High-st, Southampton. COMPTON (Thomas Joseph). M.D., Heigham Hall, Norwich, Norfolk, Feb. 1;

Wrensted and Sharp, solicitors, Ormond House, Great Trinity-la. CAY (Jane), formerly of 3, Chichester-pl, Exeter, widow. Feb. 15; Dunn and Baker,

solicitors, Castle House, Exeter. COOKE (Ambrose), Whiteley Green, Adlington, Cheshire, farmer. Feb. 16; J. F.

May, solicitor, Church side, Macclesfield CASTLEDINE (Theodore Augnstus Tuckor), Rothley Lodge, Leicestershire, and of

Leicester Lodge, Carlisle-rd, Eastbourne, Sussex, gentleman. Feb. 12; J. and S.

Harris, solicitors, 31, Friar-la, Leicester. DAVIS (Rebecca), Mount Wise, Overhill-rd, Dulwich, Surrey, widow. Feb. 20; King

and Jenkins. solicitors, 16, Abchurch-la. DOWNHAM (Joseph), Chesham Fields, Bury, Lancashire, ironmonger. Feb. 26 ; S.

Woodcock and Co., solicitors. 13, Broad-st, Bury, Lancashire. FRYER (Joseph Henry), Leeds, Yorkshire, butcher.' March 1; Middleton and Sons,

solicitors, Calverley-chmbrs, Victoria-sq, Leeds. FROES (Francis Henry), Kingswood, Coventry, Warwickshire, gentleman, formerly

of Donnerville House, Wellington, Shropshire, and of Kilvington Hall, Thirsk.

Feb. 10; Gibbons and Arkle, solicitors, 13, Union-ct, Liverpool. GREEN (Roger), Vale House, Whalley, Lancashire, and of 4, Norfolk-st, Manchester,

merchant. March 1; J. R. Reddish, solicitor, Bank-chmbrs, 4, Lord-st West,

Blackburn. GARRAD (Elizabeth Ann), formerly of King's Lynn, Norfolk, but lately residing at

Caledonian House, New Hunstanton, Norfolk, spinster. March 12 ; Coulton and

Son, solicitors, King's-st, King's Lynn. GRENFELL (Pascoe du Pré), 69, Eaton-pl, and of Fernacres, Fulmer, near Slough,

Buckinghamshire, gentleman. feb. 20; Bompas, Bischoff, and Co., solicitors, 4,

Great Winchester-st. GOVER (William), 25, Lewes-cres, Brighton, Sussex, clerk in holy orders, honorary

canon of Worcester. Feb. 15; J. J. Gover, solicitor, 47, Essex-et, Strand. GOULBURN (Emily), Glamis House, Montague-rd, Sale, Cheshire, widow. Feb. 15;

Gaunt and Lingard, solicitors, 5, John Dalton-st, Manchester, GALE (Joseph), 202, Fetter-la, gas and electrical fitter. Feb. 27; Mann and Crimp,

solicitors, 17, Essex-st. Strand. HAWTHORN (Isabella Frances). St. Agatha's, Crescent-rd, Beckenham, Kent, spinster.

Feb. 15; Andrew Wood and Purves, solicitors, 8, Great James-st, Bediord-row. HAIGH (George), 42, Columbus ravine, Scarborough, Yorkshire, builder. March 1;

W. and W. S. Drawbridge, solicitors, 74, Newborough, Scarborough. HILDER (John), Bedgbury Park, Goudhurst, Kent, farm bailiff. Jan. 22 ; Hinds and

Son, solicitors, Goudhurst HOLT (James), 55. Georgiana-st, Bury, Lancashire, gentleman. Feb. 26 ; S. Woodcock

and Co., solicitors. 13, Broad-st, Bury, Lancashire. HENRY (Robert), Northgate, Newark. Nottingham, draper. Feb. 20; Johnstone and

Williams, solicitors 6, Weekday-cross, Nottingham. HCGHES (Elizabeth), Bronderw, Conway-rd. Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, widow.

Feb. 13; J. H. Jones, solicitor, Penrhyn-rd, Colwyn Bay. HENDERSON (Lieut-Col. Sir Edmund Yeamans Walcott), R.E.. K.C.B., 4. Gledhow

grdns, South Kensington. March 1; Radcliffe, Cator, and Hood, solicitors, 20,

Craven-st, Charing Cross. HALL (Henry Owen), formerly of 86. St George's-rd, Brighton, Sussex, late of 506, Old

Kent-rd. Feb. 15; Greenop and Son, solicitors, 2. Talbot ct, Gracechurch-st. HILLIER (dam), Bulkington, Wiltshire, farmer. March 1; Meek, Jackson, and Jack

son, solicitors, Devizes. JACKMAN (Rebecca), 236, Evering-rd, l'pper Clapton. Feb. 27; J. 0. Holmes,

solicitor, 34, Clement's-la, Lombard-st. KEENE (Raymond), 402. Fulham-rd, gentleman. Feb. 27; W. H. Herbert, solicitor,

10, Cork-st, Burlington-grdns. LEVY (Rachel). 113, Green-lanes, Stoke Newington, widow. Feb. 15; Taylor and

Taylor, solicitors, 10, New Broad-st. LONGWORTH (John). Ridgmont, Horwich, Lancashire, bleacher. March 31 ; Greenhagh

and Cannon, solicitors, 8, Acresfield, Bolton. LOWE (Samuel). 24, Batb-ter, Robin Hood-st. Nottingham, machinist. Feb. 1; Wells

and Hind, solicitors. 20. Fletcher-gate, Nottingham. LEVETT (Jemima). Avalon House, Eastbourne, Sussex, spinster. Feb. 20; Stenning,

Knocker, and Son, soli itors, Tonbridge, Kent. MORRIS (Thomas), 95, Bryncelyn Cottage, “Penygraig, Glamorganshire, retired collier.

March 6: W. R. Davies, solicitor, 35, Mill-8t, Pontypridd. MURROW (William Pustau). Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. April 20; A. V.

Lloyd-Jones, solicitor, 33, Walbrook. MOTT (Elizabeth), Braintree, Essex, widow. March 1; Cunnington, Son, and Orfeur,

solicitors, Braintree, Essex. MOCATTA (Ann), 32. Princer-gate, South Kensington. Feb. 28; Tatham and Lousada,

solicitors, 17, Old Broad-st. MARGETTS (William George). Rings Lodge, Wouldham, near Rochester, Kent,

gentleman. Feb. 15: H. P. Spottiswoode, solicitor, 52, Craven-st. NESSFIELD (Mary Jane), Swainton, Yorkshire, spioster. March 1; W. and W. S.

Drawbridge, solicitors, 74, Newborough, Scarborough. NELSON, formerly Joy (Bessie, otherwise Betsy), formerly of 7. Cambridge-gate,

Regent's Park, late of 4, Broadwater-down. Tunbridge Wells, Kent, widow.

Feb. 15; Johnson and Master, solicitors, 18, Theobald's-rd, Bedford-row. ORFORD (Henry). Stockton Heath. Cheshire, formerly of Church-st, Warrington,

Leucashire, furniture broker. Feb. 22 : R. Davies, Kirkconnel, Davies, Burgess,

and Hatton, solicitors, Market-pl, Warrington. Pott (Edwin), Sutton Bridge, Lincolnsbire, station-master. Feb. 14; Mossop and

Mossop. solicitors, Long Sutton, Lincolnshire. PHILLIPS (Thomas), Portxea, 25, Queen-st, Hampshire, chemist. March 1; W. H.

Bolitho, solicitor, 40, Union-st, Portsea. PAGE (Michael). Spridlington, Lincolnsbire. farmer. Feb, 20; H. K. Hebb, solicitor,

St. Peter's Churchyard, Silver-st, Lincoln. PARKER (Charles), Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, farmer. Feb. 16; Calthrop and Bonner,

solicitors, Broad-st, Spalding. PLEWS (Robert), 34, Westbourne-grove, Scarborough, Yorkshire, gentleman.

March 1: W. and W. S. Drawbridge, solicitors, 74, Newborough, Scarborough. PURNEY (William), 10, Carlingford-rd, Green Lanes, South Tottenham, retired

plumber. Feb. 25; Saxton and Morgan, solicitors, 29, Somerset-st. Portman-sq. PAGE (Gospall), Bentley Grove, Saffolk, gentleman. Feb. 27; W. G. Synnot,

solicitor, Manningtree, Essex. POTTLE (Fanny), Eastbrook, Wimborne Minster, Dorsetshire, widow. Feb. 13; H. W.

Dibben, solicitor, West Borough, Wimborne Minster. PULLEN (James Henry), 28, North-st, Wandsworth, Surrey, master engineer and

wheelwright. Feb. 15; F. Pullen, administrator, 59 St. Anne's-hill, Wandsworth.

Robinson and Standard, solicitors, Eastcheap bldgs, 19, Eastchcap: SLATEB (John), formerly of 6, Wood-st, and sometime of Norroy-rd, Putney, and

Clacton-on-Sea, late of Durham House, London-rd, Southend-on-Sea, retired silk

manufacturer. March 25; G. and F. East, soliciturs, 10, Basinghall-st. SOWERBY (Anne), Chollerton House, Chollerton, Northumberland, widow, formerly

nf 34, Kensington Court-mansions. Feb. 19; Robinson and Stannard, solicitors,

Eletcheap-bldgs, 19, Eastcheap. SKYEME (Margaret), formerly of 21, Prideaux-rd, Clapham-rise, late of 220, Brockley

rd. Brockley, spioster. Feb. 20; G. W. Barnard, solicitor, 167, Westminster

Brilge-rd, Lambeth, SIDEBOTTOM (Elizabeth), 267, Astley-st, Dukinfield, Cheshire, spinster. Feb. 15 ; W.

Richards, solicitors, 8, Park-parade, Ashton-under-Lyne. SAMSON (Amelia), Lower Green, Mitcham, Surrey, widow. Feb. 13; Hewitt and

Chapman, solicitors. 32. Nicholas-la, Lombard-st. SHEPHERD (Frederick Satile), formerly of 19, Blessington-rd, Lee, Kent, late of

Bethlehem Royal Hospital, Southwark, Surrey, a major in Her Majesty's corps of

royal engineers retired. Feb. 27; Patey and Warren, solicitors. London Wall. SCHOFIELD (Sarah Jane), Back-la, Durham, widow. Jan. 28; J. Chambers, solicitor,

40, Sadler-st, Durham. SMITH (Ann Elizabeth), formerly of Fenwick, near Doncaster. Yorkshire, afterwards

of Heckmondwike, late of 150, South-parade, Whitecliffe, Cleckheaton, Yorkshire, widow. Feb. 18; W. H. Clough, solicitor, Town Hall, Cleckheaton.

Sell’s Directory of Registered Telegraphic Addresses 1897 (the twelfth annual issue) is compiled from official lists supplied by authority of the Postmaster-General, and the work becomes of increasing usefulness with the great increase of the telegraph and telephone systems. In addition to the various articles on British trade and foreign competition, there are included special articles and figures for 1895 and 1896 relating to the following great industries, iron and steel, shipbuilding and shipping, coal, petroleum, agriculture, textiles, tea and sugar, and chemicals.

We have received T. B. Browne's Advertiser's A B C and Advertisement Press Directory for 1897. The book, as usual, covers an immense number of details calculated to be of service to advertisers, journalists, and all others having transactions of any kind with newspapers, periodicals, and magazines. With regard to the Home Press, fac-simile reproductions of many papers and magazines are given, and elaborate information furnished as to advertisement rates, circulations, and other matters of especial help to advertisers. The Foreign and Colonial Section is also made more serviceable by the addition of illustrations, and by special articles giving valuable information to the trading community as to the chief directions in which improved commercial relations with the countries referred to may be successfully cultivated. This new edition (the eleventh) makes over 1100 pages.

WARNING TO INTENDING HOUSE PURCHASERS AND LESSEES.—Before purchasing or renting a house have the sanitary arrangements thoroughly examined, tested, and reported upon by an expert from Messrs. Carter Bros., 65, Victoria-street, Westminster. Fee quoted on receipt of full particulars. (Established 21 years.)-[Advt.]

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INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY.-SPECIAL GENERAL

MEETING. The secretary of the Incorporated Law Society has forwarded the following circular to the members :

Dear Sir,- In pursuance of the resolution passed at the adjourned annual general meeting, held the 15th July 1881, to the effect that meetings of the society should be held in January and April, I am directed to inform you that a special general meeting of the members of the society will be held in the hall of the society on Friday, the 29th inst., at two o'clock precisely, to consider the subject hereinafter mentioned, and of which notice has been duly given :- Mr. Charles Ford will move: “That it be an instruction to the council to include in its next annual report to the members of the society a full statement of the proposal to create a London University, so far as such proposal is likely to advance legal education, with special reference to th, solicitor's branch of the Profession.'-I am, dear Sir, yours faithfully, E. W. WILLIAMSON, Secretary."

HARDWICKE SOCIETY. THE weekly meeting was held in the Inner Temple Lecture Hall, 3, King's Bench Walk, on Friday, the 15th inst., at 8 p.m. Mr. Cecil Walsh (hon. sec.) moved, and Mr. Edward Atkin opposed, the following resolution, which was lost: “That, in the opinion of this House, the present policy of the so-called Liberal party, so far as discernible, is contrary to the true spirit of liberty.” On Friday, the 22nd, Mr. D.C. I. O'Conor moved, “That the financial wrongs of Ireland require immediate redress.

GRAY'S INN MOOT SOCIETY. A MOOT will be held in Gray's Inn Hall, on Monday next, at 8 p.m., before F. O. Crump, Esq., Q.C., when the following question will be discussed : “If A. enters a restaurant and pays for food which is supplied to him and which he consumes, has he any and what remedy against the restaurantkeeper if the food supplied is unfit for consumption and causes the illness of A.?" All members of the other Inns of Court are invited to attend.

UNION SOCIETY OF LONDON. THE Society met at the Inner Temple Lecture Hall, on Wednesday evening, the 20th inst.; Mr. J. Arthur Price, president, in the chair. After the reading of the minutes and the disposal of private business, Mr. W. R. Willson brought forward the motion on the agenda paper, viz. : “ That vaccination should be made compulsory.” Speakers, for the motion, Messrs. Willson and Probyn ; against, Messrs. Latham and Jenks. The motion was carried.

Answers. (Q. 20) COMPANY_TRANSFER OF SHARES-BANKRUPTCY.- If your correspondent will refer to the case of The Colonial Bank v. Whinney (55 L. T. Rep. 362) he may find a satisfactory reply. C. S. AND CO.

LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL.

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.

CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY. AT a Congregation on the 14th inst., Dr. Bond was appointed a member of the Special Board for Law.

The degree of LL.M. was conferred on William de B. Herbert (Trinity) and William E. C. Barrett (Clare).

CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.-In his letter to the Times of the 19th Jan. Sir H. Poland proposes, among other useful suggestions for the reform of our criminal procedure at assizes, the appointment of “commissioners or judges of inferior rank” to do the routine work of the assizes. This proposal appears to me to involve unnecessary elaboration and expense We have already recorders in almost every county-gentlemen of considerable standing at the Bar, and experienced in criminal business. The simple remedy for the present state of things would be to enlarge the jurisdiction of quarter sessions, so as to enable them to try all cases except murder and manslaughter, and to divide the counties into districts round each quarter sessions borough, in which cases from the district would be tried. Thus: (1) prisoners would be tried at regular intervals of three months in the locality from which the witnesses would come ; (2) the judges would only come down for cases of murder and such other serious cases as might be reserved for them ; (3) the non-professional chairmen of quarter sessions would be relieved from duties which the ablest of them cannot discharge as satisfactorily as trained lawyers ; (4) the expense to the country would be nil, for the additional salary to be paid to a recorder, who would not be debarred from practice except in the criminal court in his own county, would be much more than saved in the reduction of the cost of the assizes on the present system.

SOUTH-EASTERN CIRCUIT.

ADMINISTERING THE OATH.--The letter of "A Justices' Clerk,” in your last issue, is amusing, especially the clause, “ There seems to be an impression that the Legislature will have to be resorted to.” The Legislature was resorted to so far back as 1888, when it was enacted by 51 & 52 Vict. c. 46, sect. 5: “If any person to whom an oath is administered desires to swear with uplifted hand in the form and manner in which an oath is usually administered in Scotland, he shall be permitted so to do, and the oath shall be administered to him in such form and manner without further question.” This section applies quite regardless of religious belief, and was passed simply to obviate the necessity of kissing the book. It is somewhat remarkable that there is such universal ignorance of the above-mentioned Act as the letter of "A Justices' Clerk" discloses.

J. WEBSTER-BROWN.

UNIVERSITY OF LONDON. The following were the successful candidates at the recent examinations :

INTERMEDIATE EXAMINATION IN LAWS. EXAMINERS : “ Jurisprudence and Roman Law,'' W. A. Hunter, Esq., M.A., LL.D., and J. B. Moyle, Esq., D.C.L. ; “ Constitutional History of England,” Prof. F. C. Montague, M.A., and T. A. Walker, Esq., LL.D., M.A.

Pass LIST.--First Division : Bernard Campion, private study ; Frederic Percival Clark, B.A., University College, Aberystwith, and private study : Archibald Cameron Connell, Middle Temple and private study. Second Division : Richard Compton Burnett, private study; Arthur Calvert, private study : Montagu Hounsell Cox, private study ; Victor Xavier Paul De Verteuil, Stonyhurst College ; Stanford Edwin Downing, B.A., private study ; Frank Morley Farmer, University College, Liverpool, and private study; Forrest Fulton, private tuition and Gray’s-inn; Walter Gardner, private study and tuition ; Richard Daniel Gelling, private study ; William de Gallye Lamotte, private study and tuition ; Robert Galloway Louis Leonard, King's-inns and High School, Dublin; George Sheppard, private study : William Edward Singleton, private study ; Douglas Aikenhead Stroud, private study; Edward William Sutton, Trinity College, Oxford, and Lincoln's-inn; Winter Williams, C. C. College, Oxford, and Inner Temple ; Sydney Gower Woods, Gray's-inn.

LL.B. EXAMINATION. EXAMINERS: “Common Law and Law and Principles of Evidence," Judge H. M. Bompas, M.A., LL.B., Q.C., and W. Blake Odgers, Esq., LL.D., M.A., Q.C.; Equity and Real and Personal Property,” Alfred Hopkinson, Esq., M.A., B.C.L., M.P., Q.C., and John Simmonds, Esq., LL.D., M.A.; “ Roman Law," W. A. Hunter, Esq., M.A., LL.D., and J.B. Moyle, Esq., D.C.L.

Pass List.- First Division : Gerard Gibson Baily, private study : William Robert Evans, private study ; Edward Hobbs, private study : John Egbert James, private study; Frank Noel Keen, private study, George Harry Blair Kenrick, private study; George Llewellyn Lloyd, private tuition ; Sydney Charles Menneer, private study; Thomas Edgar Rodgers, private study; George Martin Schmidt, private study : Frank Aubrey Stirk, B.A., private study and tuition; Andrew Henry Withers, private study. Second Division: Augustus Gilbert Colville, private study; Frank Oliver Hart, private study; Allen Glynne Jones, B.A., Lincoln's-inn and private study; Harold Nolan, M.B., private study, Henry Dugdale Sykes, private study and tuition; Frank Varley, Cheltenham College and private tuition.

BUSINESS IN THE DIVORCE COURT.--Suitors in the Divorce Court cannot complain of any delay in the hearing of causes in that court. We filed a petition in an undefended suit on the 5th Dec. last, and on the 14th inst, the cause was heard and a decree nisi granted. The cause was tried and disposed of within six weeks of being commenced, and in this period is included the Christmas vacation.

FORD AND FORD,

CORONERS' JURIES.— With reference to your editorial note on the question of juries and the preparation of the list of jurors, I should like to call attention to the fact that the coroner who contested the case of Re Dutton, at the time of such decision, was in the habit of summoning his juries from the list of ratepayers, and not from the jury list, and he continues to do so, and I have been informed that other coroners do the same. In consequence of this, people both in and out of the Profession who are exempt from serving on juries and are not on the jury list, are coustantly being summoned and put to inconvenience by having to attend and claim exemption to save being fined. I myself was summoned a short time back, but returned the summons to the coroner, stating that I concluded his officer had made a mistake, and of course I heard nothing further of it. This system does not appear to me to be right, and I think that some public attention should be called to the matter, so that it can be put on a proper footing, and you may possibly see your way to make some comment upon the matter in the Law TIMES. I may mention that I am the respondent in the case of Re Dutton.

WM. DUTTON.

STUDENTS' SOCIETIES. LAW STUDENTS' DEBATING SOCIETY.—The usual weekly meeting of the above society was held at the Law Institution, Chancery-lane, on Tuesday, the 19th inst. ; chairman, Mr. Seager-Berry. The subject for debate was: “That International Bimetallism is practicable and desirable," Mr. Henry McNeil (the secretary of the Bimetallic League) opened in the affirmative; the Hon. George Peel (the secretary of the Gold Standard Defence Association) opened in the negative. The following members also spoke : Messrs. A. W. Watson, J. S. Wilkinson, Neville Tebbutt Smith, H. R. Beeton, C. Herbert Smith. Hamilton Fox. The motion was lost by eight votes.-The subject for debate at the next meeting of the society on Tuesday, the 26th Jan., is, “That the case of Elgood v. Harris (1896) 2 Q. B. 401) was wrongly decided.”

BOURNEMOUTH AND DISTRICT.—On the 5th Jan. there was a debate on the following subject : “ A. lets to B., as tenant for the year, a small farm“ with the use of 'the cow belonging to A. The use of the cow is included in, but makes the rent paid by B. higher than if there was no COW. The cow is sent to bull by A. and has a calf. Does the calf, or its value if sold, belong to A. ?” Mr. R. S. Ely opened in the affirmative, Mr. C. E. Dawson in the negative, and the meeting decided that the calf belonged to B.

CARDIFF.--The first "smoker” and concert in connection with the recently-formed Cardiff Law Students' Debating Society was held in the Park Hotel, on Saturday evening, the 16th inst. Mr. George David, solicitor, presided, and amongst those on the platform with him were the Deputy-Mayor (Councillor Morgan Morgan), Councillor Lewis Morgan, Messrs. T. R. Hunt, Lloyd Meyrick, W. J. Board (deputy town clerk), Ben Harris, Gilbert Robertson, J. H. Morgan, E. Pocock, J. Goodfellow, and A. E. S. Thomas and T. E. Harris, joint secretaries.—The Chairman

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

for publication, but as a guarantee of bona fides.

Queries. 21. LICENSING LAW.-What is the Act of Parliament to which Mr. Curtis Bennett referred as throwing the onus on a publican of proving that a man did not get drunk in his public-house, who was seen to leave it drunk ? (LAW TIMES, Jan. 16, p. 242). The writer knows of no Act in force but the Licensing Act of 1872.

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LEGAL OBITUARY.

referred to the valuable assistance to be derived professionally from a society such as that, and expressed the hope and belief that the present students would uphold the high legal status which solicitors of Cardiff had attained. In conclusion, he proposed success to the society. The toast was cordially pledged.—The Deputy-Mayor echoed the sentiments of the chairman, remarking that he was sure when the law students of the town qualified they would undoubtedly uphold the high reputation their predecessors had achieved.-Mr. W. J. Board (deputy town clerk) subsequently proposed the toast " The Chairman,” stating that Mr. David had not only been the means of establishing the society, but had given life to it by getting the law students to join and many prominent solicitors of the town to become members, either as vice-presidents or honorary members. The toast was drunk with musical honours.—The Chairman, in acknowledging, said it would ever be his duty to promote the interests of the law students and the Legal Profession in Cardiff, and he was sure that if the students went on as they were going now, they would rank very high in the legal world.-In connection with the smoker which followed, musical selections and recitations were excellently rendered by Councillor L. Morgan, Messrs. R. J. Vincent, J. Broomhall, A. E. S. Thomas, W. P. Harding, E. E. Williams, G. Sargent, Beynon Harris, T. R. Hunt, and others.—Votes of thanks to the chairman and the secretaries concluded a very enjoyable evening.

DEWSBURY, WAKEFIELD, AND DISTRICT.-The ordinary meeting was held in the Law Library, Dewsbury, on Wednesday evening, the 13th inst., Mr. C. E. Oscar Walker in the chair. There were also present, Messrs. C. E. Peace, J. Marshall, W. H. Kingswell, H. Hodgson, S. A. K. Preston, H. J. B. Wadsworth, T. Catterall, and H. Pickles (hon. sec.). The subject for the evening was an impromptu debate. The first subject selected was : Should clubs be placed upon the same basis as public. houses ?” Mr. H. Pickles led in the affirmative, and Mr. C. E. Peace followed in the negative. On the question being put to the vote it was decided in the negative by four to one. The next subject was :

“Should the jurisdiction of County Courts be extended ?” Mr. W. H. Kingswell led in the affirmative, and Mr. J. Marshall followed in the negative. On the question being put to the vote it was decided in the affirmative by five to two. The next subject was, “ That cyclists should be placed on the same footing as dogs with regard to taxation ?” This subject created a lively discussion. The following spoke : Messrs. C. E. Peace, J. Marshall, W. H. Kingswell, and H. Pickles ; and on the question being put to the vote it was decided in the affirmative by a majority of two votes.

LEEDS.—The first ordinary meeting of the second half of the session was held on Monday evening in the Law Institute, Albion-place ; Mr. Benson Bailey, occupying the chair. Mr. F. G. Jackson (one of the hon. secretaries) read a letter from his Honour Judge Greenhow congratu. lating the society on its prosperous condition and expressing a hope that it would continue to do good work in even an enhanced degree. Mr. Jackson then tendered his resignation as secretary, as he was unable to continue the work on account of his approaching final examination. Mr. Wm. Bowling (his co-secretary) also tendered his resignation for the same reason, also stating that, as he would be leaving Leeds shortly for London, it was impossible for him to hold office. Mr. A. Hutley proposed, and Mr. A. E. Masser seconded, a formal resolution that the resignation be accepted, and this was carried with expressions of regret. A ballot then took place for new hon. secretaries, and Messrs. E. N. Whitley and A. E. Masser were elected. A debate then took place on the following subject : “Does the Daily Press tend to improve the moral tone of society ? Mr. Whitley led in the affirmative, and Mr. Bowling in the negative, and an interesting discussion followed in which Messrs. Foster, Stephenson, Jackson, Hutley, and London, took part. A vote being taken, there was a majority for the affirmative.

NORWICH.-At the meeting on the 5th inst. the motion, which was proposed by Mr. C. G. Emerson, and opposed by Mr. H. C. Davis, was : “That the tendency of the present day with regard to the observanee of Sunday in England is not for the good and welfare of this country.” Mr. B. H. L. Prior also spoke. The motion was carried by three votes ; Chairman, Mr. H. M. Martin.

Sir TRAVERS Twiss, Q.C., D.C.L., F.R.S., the distinguished jurist, died from bronchitis on Thursday, the 14th inst., at the advanced age of eighty-seven. The son of a clergyman, the Rev. Robert Twiss, of Trevallyn, Denbighshire, Twiss was born at Westminster on the 19th March 1809. At the age of seventeen he went to University College, Oxford, which had been adorned in earlier days by the brothers Scott, afterwards Lord Eldon and Lord Stowell, and in 1830 appeared in the first class in mathematics and the second class in classics. He was soon afterwards elected fellow, and appointed tutor of University, and continued to reside in college for many years. In 1835 and the two following years he was Public Examiner in Classics, and in 1838-39 and 1840 in Mathematics—the only or almost the only instance of the same man's examining in both schools. Having become a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1838, he succeeded in 1842 Hermann Merivale as Drummond Professor of Political Economy, an office which he held for the usual five years, being followed by Nassau Senior, who had been the first professor on the foundation. The fruits of his labours appeared in the volume entitled “ A View of the Progress of Political Economy in Europe since the sixteenth century,” which appeared in 1847. He had already in 1846, begun the series of literary productions on questions of international law of which he subsequently became so prolific an exponent, and published an essay on the Oregon question which at one time seemed likely to embroil this country in war with the United States, but was, happily, adjusted by a delimitation of British and American territory practically by the fortyninth parallel of latitude. In 1848 he published a treatise on the relation of the Duchies of Schleswig and Holstein to the Crown of Denmark and the German Federation. Two or three years later the country was excited by the establishment of a Roman Catholic hierarchy in Great Britain, and Dr. Twiss espoused the cause, which had been taken up by Lord John Russell, in a little treatise entitled “Letters Apostolic of Pius IX. considered with reference to the law of England and the law of Europe.” Discussing the subject entirely from the legal and not from the religious standpoint, he vigorously combated Papal pretensions both at home and in the colonies. But neither law nor political economy exhausted the activity of the Oxford professor. Eagerly adopting Niebuhr's views on early Roman history, he had published in 1837 an epitome of that great historian's work, which he followed up with an edition of Livy with Latin notes In 1852 he was appointed to the Professorship of International Law at King's College, London, which he resigned after three years' tenure, to succeed Dr. Joseph Phillimore in the Regius Professorship of Civil Law at Oxford, which he held for fifteen years, and in which he was succeeded by Mr. James Bryce. Twiss became an advocate of Doctors' Commons in 1840, and was called to the Bar at Lincoln's-inn in the same year. In 1849 he was made Commissary-General of the city and diocese of Canterbury, and in 1852 was appointed Vicar-General of the Archbishop. On the promotion of Dr. Lushington to the office of Judge of the Court of Arches in 1858, Dr Twiss was made Chancellor of the Diocese of London, and in 1862 Advocate-General of the Admiralty. Meanwhile, Doctors' Commons, with the ancient ecclesiastical jurisdiction and its venerable traditions, had, by the passing of the Probate and Divorce Act 1857, become a thing of the past, and in the following year Twiss became a Queen's Counsel with a batch of eminent civilians, including Robert Phillimore, Sir J. D. Harding, Dr. Addams, and Dr. Deane. In August 1867, on the promotion of Sir R. Phillimore, Twiss became Queen's Advocate-General, an office since abolished, which had for many years been held by Sir J. D. Harding, and though extra-parliamentary, formerly held precedence over those of the Attorney and Solicitor-General. In the November of the same year Dr. Twiss obtained the honour of knighthood. Few have served on so many Royal Commissions and other public inquiries as Sir Travers Twiss. In 1852 he sat on the Commission which inquired into the regulations of the College of Maynooth ; in 1867, on that which investigated the laws of neutrality ; in 1868, on the Naturalisation and Allegiance Commission which resulted in the two statutes passed in 1870; and, in 1869, he served on yet another which dealt with the law of marriage in Great Britain and Ireland, and in the British Colonies; and a still further Commission of which he was a member was that on the Rubrics. He was also one of the arbitral commissioners to settle the boundary lines between the provinces of New Brunswick and Canada. The reputation of Sir Travers Twiss as a jurist was European, and in 1884, at the request of the King of the Belgians, he drew up a Constitution for the Free State of the Congo, and in the following year, at the desire of Lord Granville, then at the Foreign Office, he acted as legal adviser to the British Embassy during the West African Conference at Berlin. For many years he has devoted himself exclusively to literary work, chiefly connected with his favourite study, international law, on which he had published lectures in 1856, and written more elaborately in a treatise published in 1861 on “The Law of Nations Considered as Independent Political Communities,” of which a second edition was issued in 1884. His principal contributions, however, to this voluminous literature are the two volumes on “The Law of Nations in Time of Peace” and “The Law of Nations in Time of War." These both reached second editions-the latter in 1875 and the former in 1884. The work was translated into French by himself with the assistance of M. Alphonse Rivier, Professor of the Law of Nations at the University of Brussels. Another work which proceeded from his fluent pen was “ The Black Book of the Admiralty,” published in 1874. He also contributed articles to the “ Encyclopædia Britannica,” to the Nautical Magazine, to the Law Magazine and Reriew, and La Revue de Droit International, which he belped to establish. He was also vice-president and one of the founders, in 1872, of the Institut de Droit International, and was one of the principal promoters in the following year of the Association for the Reform and Codification of the Laws of

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.

Mr. BARTLE H. T. FRERE has been appointed to the Presidency of the District Court (Famagusta) in Cyprus, which has been rendered vacant by the promotion of Mr. A. B. Lucie Smith to a resident magistracy in Jamaica Mr. Frere was called to the Bar in 1887

Mr. ROBERT HENRY LOGAN, barrister-at-law. has been appointed an unofficial Member of the Legislative Council of the Colony of British Honduras.

Mr. WILLIAM AUGUSTUS WOLSELEY has been appointed a Member of the Executive Council of the Colony of British Guiana.

Mr. PERCIVAL Terry, solicitor, of 9, Market-street, Bradford, has been appointed a Commissioner for Oaths. Mr. Terry was admitted in July 1890.

Mr. FREDERIC HUDSON, St. Margaret's House, Ironmonger-lane, E.C., has been appointed a Commissioner for Oaths. Mr. Hudson was admitted in 1888.

Mr. D. W. Marpole, of the firm of Marpole and Marpole, 46, Chancery. ane, W.C., has been appointed a Commissioner for Oaths. Mr. Marpole was admitted in Sept. 1890.

Mr. THOMAS WALKOM HENWOOD, solicitor, Carnarvon, has been appointed a Commissioner for Oaths. Mr. Henwood was admitted in Feb. 1890.

Nations. His amiability was inexhaustible, and had he been made of sterner stuff he would doubtless have achieved an even greater name among the learned civilians whose college, some think unfortunately, was dissolved forty years ago. Among the distinctions not already mentioned which were conferred upon this distinguished lawyer was that of an honorary fellowship of his college, which was bestowed in 1864, a few years after his resignation of his ordinary fellowship, an honour which at that time was so rare as to be almost unique.

SOUTH WALES AND CHESTER (Lawrance, J.). Brecon, Tuesday, Jan. 26; Presteign, Thursday, Jan. 28; Chester (2), Saturday, Jan. 30 ; Cardiff (2), Friday, Feb. 5. End Wednesday, Feb. 17.

NORTHERN (Collins and Kennedy, JJ.).- Appleby, Wednesday, Feb. 10 : Carlisle, Friday, Feb. 12 ; Lancaster, Wednesday, Feb. 17; Manchester (2), Monday, Feb. 22 ; Liverpool (2), Wednesday, March 10. End Thursday, March 24.

Hawkins and Wills, JJ. will remain in town during the whole of the circuits ; the other judges till their respective commission days.

THE COURTS AND COURT PAPERS.

COUNTY COURTS ACT 1888.-ORDER AS TO FEES. Notice is hereby given, in pursuance of the Rules Publication Act 1893, that an Order regulating the fees to be taken by registrars of County Courts in actions under sect. 4 of the Liverpool Court of Passage Act 1896 is proposed to be made by the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, with the concurrence of the Lord Chancellor, and that copies of the Draft Order may be obtained from the Superintendent of the County Courts Department, Treasury.

Jan. 19, 1897.

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Friday, 15th Jan. 1897. WHEREAS from the present state of the business before the Chancery Division and the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice respectively, it is expedient that a portion of the causes commenced in the said Chancery Division, but not being causes commenced for any of the purposes set forth in the 3rd sub-section of the 34th section of the Supreme Court of Judicature Act 1873, and thereby specially assigned to the said Division, should be transferred to the said Queen's Bench Division; Now I, The Right Honourable Hardinge Stanley, Baron Halsbury, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, with the consent of the Lord Chief Justice of England, as President of the last mentioned Division, do hereby order that the several causes set forth in the schedules hereto be transferred from the Chancery Division to the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice, and be marked in the cause books accordingly. And this order is to be drawn up by the Registrar and set up in the several offices of the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice.

FIRST SCHEDULE.

From Mr. Justice NORTH.
Aktiebolaget Separator c. The Dairy Outft Company Liaited.

SECOND SCHEDULE.

From Mr. Justice STIRLING.
Haggenmacher r. Watson, Todd, and Cu. The Incandescent Gas Light Company
Dickinsun v. 'The Bristol Tramways, &c.. Limited v. Swapne and Co.

Company Limited (British Thomson Hookham v. Johnson and Phillips
Houston Limited, third parties)

Lanchester o. Richter
Sluce v. Poole

Monnet v. Best Brooks v. Lamplugh

Howard and Bullough Lim. r. Tweedale. THIRD SCHEDULE.

From Mr. Justice KEKEWICH. The Maxim-Nordenfeldt, &c., Company | The Pneumatic Tyre Company Limited r. Limited v. Anderson

Hall Brothers
The Sunlight Incandescent Gas Lamp Same v. The Puncture Proof Pneumatic

Company Limited o. The Incandescent Tyre Company Limited
Gas Light Company Limited

Sykes v. Howard Football Syndicate Lim.
FOURTH SCHEDULE.

From Mr. Justice ROMER. The Incandescent Gas Light Compeny | The Incandescent Gas Light Company Limited v. T. Curtis and Co.

Limited , Bist Same Company v. R. Ainsworth and Co. Edison United Phonograph Company i'. Same Company r. Paget

Lomax Same Company v. Brand and Co.

Lipman v. Branch and Sons.

HALSBURY, C. RUSSELL OF Kx., L.C.J.

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CIRCUITS OF THE JUDGES.-WINTER ASSIZES, 1897. NOTICE.-In cases where no date in parentheses is appended to the names of the

Circuit towns both civil and criminal business must be ready to be taken on the first working day; in other cases the date in par neses appended to tbe name of the Circuit town indicates the date before which civil business will not be taken. In the case of Circuit towns to which two Judges go there will be no alteration in the old practice.

NORTH-EASTERN (Lord Russell, C.J. and Bruce, J.).—Newcastle (2), Friday, Feb. 19 ; Durham (2), Friday, Feb. 26; York (2), Friday, March .5; Leeds (2), Wednesday, March 10. End Thursday, March 24.

MIDLAND (Pollock, B. and Charles, J.).—Aylesbury, Saturday, Jan. 30 Bedford, Wednesday, Feb. 3 ; Northampton, Saturday, Feb. 6; Leicester, Thursday, Feb. 11; Oakham, Wednesday, Feb. 17 ; Lincoln, Thursday, Feb. 18 ; Derby, Wednesday, Feb. 24; Nottingham (2), Tuesday, March 2; Warwick, Monday, March 8; Birmingham (2), Saturday, March 13. End Thursday, March 24.

OXFORD (Day and Wright, JJ.).- Reading, Saturday, Jan. 30 (Monday, Feb. 1, two o'clock); Oxford, Wednesday, Feb. 3; Worcester, Saturday, Feb. 6; Gloucester, Friday, Feb. 12; Monmouth, Friday, Feb. 19; Here. ford, Wednesday, Feb. 24 ; Shrewsbury, Saturday, Feb. 27; Stafford (2), Saturday, March 6; Birmingham (2), Saturday, March 13. End Thurg. day, March 24.

HOME (Mathew, J.).-Guildford, Wednesday, Jan. 27.

WESTERN (Mathew and Williams, JJ.).—Bodmin, Monday, Jan. 25; Exeter (2), Saturday, Jan. 30; Winchester (2), Friday, Feb. 5; Bristol (2), Friday, Feb. 12. End Saturday, Feb. 27. Mathew, J. will not join the circuit until Exeter is reached.

SOUTH-EASTERN (Cave, J.).—Norwich, Satarday, Jan. 23 (Tuesday, Jan. 26); Chelmsford, Monday, Feb. 1; Hertford, Saturday, Feb. 6; Lewes, Wednesday, Feb. 10. End Monday, Feb. 22.

NORTH WALES, CHESTER, AND GLAMORGAN (Grantham, J.). ---Ruthin, Saturday, Jan. 23; Mold, Wednesday, Jan. 27 ; Chester (2), Saturday, Jan. 30; Cardiff (2), Friday, Feb. 5. End Wednesday, Feb. 17.

Bankrupts.
THE BANKRUPTCY ACTS 1883 AND 1890.

RECEIVING ORDERS.

GAZETTE, JAN. 15. To surrender at the High Court of Justice in Bankruptcy. AMES, EDWARD, West-et, Mare-st, Hackney, boot sole sewer. Pet. Dec. 21. Order,

Jan. 12. BEDFORD, EDWARD THOMAS, Fulham-rd, glass dealer. Pet. Jan. 13. Order, Jan. 13. CLARKE, RICHARDSON, and Co., Copthall-bldgs, stock dealers. Pei. Oct. 6. Order,

Jan. 12 DA COSTA, D. C., Thomas-st, Grosvenor-sq, hon. major (retired) Her Majesty's army.

Pet. Dec. 5. Order, Jan. 12. FURSE, ERNEST HENRY, late Southampton-bldgs, Euston-rd, cabinetmaker. Pet.

Jan. 11. Order, Jan, 11. KING, BENJAMIN (trading as Waiter King). Pembury-rd, Lower Clapton, shoe

manufacturer. Pet. Jan. 13. Order, Jan. 13. Nelson and Co., Old Scotland-yd, wine merchants. Pet. Dec. 12. Order, Jan. 13. ROBERTS, HENRY HOBBS, late Coborn-rd, Bow, licensed victualler. Pet. Nov. 26.

Order, Jan. 11. YEOMAN, GEORGE, late Dove-ct, dining-rooms carrer. Pet. Jan. 11. Order, Jan. 11.

To surrender at their respective District Courts AUTHERS, ABRAHAM, Cardiff, club manager. Ct. Cardiff. Pet. Dec. 15. Order,

Jan. 11. BARNARD, CHARLES TURNER, Oulton Broad, smackowner. Ct. Great Yarmouth.

Pet. Jan. 12. Order, Jan. 12. BELL, JOHN GEORGE, South Shields, late grocer. Ct. Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Pet.

Jan. 12. Order, Jan, 12. BATSTONE, JOHN WILMINGTON, Wells, baker. Ct. Wells. Pet. Jan. 12. Order,

Jan, 12. BROOKES, WILLIAM, late West Bromwich, groom. Ct. West Bromwich. Pet. Jan. 18.

Order, Jan. 18. BAILEY, JOHN WESLEY, Willenhall, die-sinker. Ct. Wolverhampton. Pet. Jan.

Order, Jan. 13. COPLEY, FRED AUGUSTINE, late Levenshulme, schoolmaster. Ct. Stockport. Pet.

Jan. 11. Order, Jan. 11. DENTON, ERNEST, Accrington, commission agent. Ct. Blackburn. Pet. Jan. 12.

Order, Jan. 12. DAVIES, DAVID, Cardiff, labourer. Ct. Cardiff. Pet. Jan, 12. Order, Jan. 12. DOLBEN, ARTHUR, Penarth, wine merchant's manager. Ct. Cardiff. Pet. Jan, 12.

Order, Jan. 12. EDWARDS, DAVID JOHN, late Cwmburia, labourer. Ct. Carmarthen. Pet. Jan. 8.

Order, Jan, 8. GLOVER, CHARLES WILLIAM, Leeds, general dealer. Ct. Leeds. Pet. Jan. 13. Order,

Jan. 13. GAUNTLETT, HENRY, Cosham, yeoman. Ct. Portsmouth. Pet. Jan. 12. Order,

Jan. 12. HARRIS, JOHN HERBERT, Hartlebury, farmer. Ct. Kidderminster. Pet. Jan. 7.

Order, Jan. 7. HAIN, JAMES ASHTON, Toddington, farmer. Ot. Luton. Pet. Jan. 12. Order, Jan. 12. HANDLEY, JOHN, Cirencester, outfitter. Ct. Swindou. Pet. Jan. 12. Order, Jan. 12. HALLGARTH, THOMAS, Wakefield, hairdresser. Ot. Wakefield. Pet. Jan. 12. Order,

Jan. 12. HOLLIDAY, FREDERICK MONTAGUE, Wakefield, Ash salesman. Ct. Wakefield. Pet.

Jan. 13. Order, Jan. 13. JONES, THOMAS PUGH, Llanelly, contractor. Ct. Carmarthen. Pet. Jan, 11. Order,

Jan, 11. JOHNSTON, PETER, Wolverhampton, late tailor. Ct. Wolverhau pton. Pet. Jan. 13.

Order, Jan. 13. JONES, CHARLES HENRY, Oswestry, grocer. Ct. Wrexham. Pet. Jan. 13. Order,

Jan. 13. KITCHEN, FRED, Shipley, wheelwright. Ct. Bradford, Yorks. Pet. Jan. 11. Order,

Jan. 11. MAXWELL, WILLIAM, Waterloo, joiner. Ct. Newcastle-on-Tyne. Pet. Jan. 12.

Order, Jan. 12. MITCHINSON, JOSEPH, late Trenholme Bar, farmer. Ct. Stockton-on-Tees and Middles

brough. Pet. Jan. 11. Order, Jan. 11. NORTH, CHARLES WILSON, Doncaster, cattle dealer. Ct, Sheffield. Pet. Jan. 12.

Order, Jan. 12. PARK, JOHN, Cockermouth, licensed rictualler. Ct. Cockermouth and Workington.

Pet. Jan. 13. Order, Jan, 13. PRICE, ROBERT, Penygraig, grocer. Ct. Pontypridd. Pet. Jan. 13. Order, Jan. 13. QUIN, MARY MATILDA, Bradford, Yorks, house furnisher. Ct. Bradford. Pet. Jan. 12.

Order, Jan 12. RAWLINGS, ABSALOM, late Drybrook, innkeeper. Ct. Gloucester. Pet. Jan. 11.

Order, Jan. 11

REID, DAVID, Kingston-upon-Hull, nurseryman. Ct. Kingston-upon-Hull. Pet. Jan. 11.

Order, Jan. 11. SCOTT, JOHN, Hesket-in-the-Forest, coal agent. Ct. Carlisle. Pet. Jan. 12. Order,

Jan. 12. SANDERS, JAMES, Silverton, dairyman. Ct. Exeter. Pet. Jan. 13. Order, Jan. 13. SLINGER, THOMAS, Halifax, tobacconist. Ct. Halifax. Pet. Jan. 13. Order, Jan. 13. TOOGOOD, WILLIAM CUTTING, Great Grimsby, provision dealer. Ct. Great Grimsby.

Pet. Jan. 12. Order, Jan. 12. USHER, WILLIAM (trading as the Swansea Manufacturing Company), Swansea,

furniture manufacturer. Ct. Swansea. Pet. Jan. 12. Order. Jan. 12. VINCE, ROBERT ALFRED, Somersham, dealer. Ct. Ipswich. Pet. Jan. 9. Order,

Jan. 9. WALKER, E DGÅR WILLIAM, Leeds, maltster. Ct. Leeds. Pet. Jan. 9. Order, Jan. 9. WORCESTER, ARTHUR, Fishburn, porter. Ct. Stockton-on-Tees and Middlesbrough.

Pet. Jan. 11. Order, Jan. 11. WILLIAMS, EVAN (otherwise Evan P. Williams), late Cemaes, draper. Ct. Bangor.

Pet. Dec. 31. Order, Jan. 12. WEBBER, WIILIAM, late Birmingham, farmer. Ct. Birmingham. Pet. Jan. 13.

Order, Jan. 13.

The following amended notice is substituted for that published in the Gazette of Jan. 5. NELSON, FREDERICK (trading as Fred Nelson and Co.), Milnrow, flannel manufacturer.

Ct. Rochdale. Pet. Dec. 31. Order, Dec. 31.

GAZETTE, JAN. 19. To surrender at the High Court of Justice, in Bankruptcy. CHILTON, ARTHUR THOMAS, late Chigwell, farmer. Pet. Jan. 16. Order, Jan. 16. FERRIROLI, ERNEST, late Bishopsgate-st Without. Pet. Dec. 18. Order, Jan. 15. GETHING, FREDERICK J. E., late Barnstaple. Pet. Dec. 17. Order, Jan. 15. HALL, WILLARD, Savile-row, Burlington-grdns. Pet. Dec. 14. Order, Jan. 15. MANSERGH, EDWARD SWANN, late Hart-st, Bloomsbury, surveyor. Pet. Nov. 26.

Order, Jan. 16. D. MUNRO, SONS, and Co., Leadenhall-st. Pet. Nov, 13. Order, Jan. 16. PICKETT, CHARLES, late Queen's-rd, Peckham, butcher. Pet. Jan. 15. Order, Jan. 15. PRYER, CHARLES HENRY HUNT, late Bottisham Lode, grocer. Pet. Dec. 7. Order,

Jan 16. THOMPSON, WALTER, Pancras-la, solicitor. Pet. Nov. 7. Order, Jan. 14. WILSON, HARROP, George-st, Portman-sq, liceensed vtctualler. Pet. Jan. 15. Order, Jan. 15.

To surrender at their respective District Courts. ADAMS, ARTHUR ROBERT, Dover, bookbinder, Ct. Canterbury. Pet Jan. 15. Order,

Jan. 15. ASHBY, GEORGE ASHBY HERMAN, late Margate, gentleman. Ct. Kingston, Surrey.

Pet. Jan. 16. Order, Jan. 16. ASHFORD, FREDERICK GEORGE, Plymouth, baker. Ct. Plymouth and East Stone

house. Pet. Jan. 14. Ordur, Jan. 14. BUMSTEAD, STEPHEN, Hastings, fisherman. Ct. Hastings. Pet. Jan. 16. Order,

Jan. 16. BASTER, FREDERICK GEORGE, Kirkley, boat builder. Ct. Great Yarmouth. Pet.

Jan. 15. Order, Jan. 15. BLOOMFIELD, DANIEL, Uggeshall, miller. Ct. Great Yarmouth. Pet. Jan. 14.

Order, Jan. 14. BAKER, THOMAS, Scarborough, fruit salesman. Ot. Scarborough. Pet. Jan. 16.

Drder, Jan. 16. CUZICK, JAMES, juu., Dudley, general dealer. Ct. Dudley. Pet. Jan. 14. Order,

Jan. 14. CHINCHEN, WILLIAM JAMES, late Bournemouth, builder. Ct. Poole. Pet. Jan. 15.

Order, Jan. 15. CROW, John, Berwick-on-Tweed, painter. Ct. Newcastle-on-Tyne. Pet. Jan. 14.

Order, Jan. 14. DOMMETT, JOHN, Dulverton, farmer. Ct. Exeter. Pet. Jan. 15. Order, Jan. 15. GREAVES, JAMES (trading as Herbert John Greaves), Shieldfield, innkreper. Ct.

Newcastle-on-Tyne. Pet. Jan. 16. Order, Jan. 16. GBEAVES, JOSEPH EDWARD ELSWORTH, Rochdale, mechanical engineer. Ct.

Rochdale. Pet. Jan. 16. Order, Jan. 16. HAYWARD, WILLIAM ELIJAH, Willenhall, late coal merchant. Ct. Wolverhampton.

Pet. Jan. 15. Order, Jan. 15. MIDDLETON, JOSEPH, New Cleethorpes, fisti merchant. Ct. Great Grimsby. Pet.

Jan. 15. Order, Jan. 15. MORRELL, CHARLES RICHARD, Brighouse, joiner. Ct. Lalifax. Pet. Jan. 16. Order,

Jan. 16. NEWEY, ALBERT EDWARD. Chorlton-on-Medlock, plumber. Ct. Manchester. Pet.

Jan. 15. Order, Jan, 15. POWELL, ALBERT VICTOR, late Selly Oak, ironmonger. Ct. Birmingham. Pet.

Jan. 14. Order, Jan. 14. PAYNE, CHARLES, late Bridgwater, licensed victualler. Ct. Bridgwater. Pet. Jan. 3.

Order, Jan. 14. SLATER, ARTHUR, late Derby, fitter. Ct. Derby. Pet. Jan. 15. Order. Jan. 15. STEELE, ROBERT ALLEN, Salford, canvasser. Ct. Salford. Pet. Jan. 15. Order,

Jan. 15. TREMAYNE, JAMES, Constantine, labourer. Ct. Truro. Pet. Jan. 14. Order, Jan. 14. WALKINGTON, FRANCES GEORGINA, and WALKINGTON, DELIA, Harrogate, milliners.

Ct. York. Pet. Jan. 14. Order, Jan. 14. WELLS, WALTER EDWARD, Great Grimsby, plnmber. Ct. Great Grimsby. Pet.

Jan. 15. Order, Jan. 15. WHITE, ALBERT, late Bournemouth, coal merchant. Ct. Poole. Pet. Dec. 30.

Order, Jan. 15. WEDGWOOD, ROBERT, late Newport, grocer. Ct. Stockton-on-Tees and Middles

brough. Pet. Jan. 14. Order, Jan. 14. The following amended notice is substituted for that published in the Gazette of Dec. 1. MEADOWS. ERNEST JOAN DOVE (trading as Ernest Meadows and E. Meadows),

Streatham Common, cheesemonger. Ct. Wandsworth. Pet. Nov. 23. Order, Nov. 20. The following amended notice is substituted for that published in the Gazette of Jan. 8. LISCHEID, EUSTACE, Wiesbaden-rd, Stoke Newington, baker. Ct. Edmonton. Pet.

Dce. 14. Order, Jan. 4.

EDWARDS, DAVID JOHN, late Cwmburla, labourer. Ct. Carmarthen. Meeting,

Jan. 23, at 11.30, at office of Off. Rec. Carmarthen. Exam. Feb. 10, at 11, at

Guildhall, Carmarthen. FURSE, ERNEST HENRY, late Southampton-bldgs, Euston-rd, cabinetmaker. Ct.

High Court. Meeting, Jan. 22, at noon, at Bankruptcy-bldg. Exam. Feb. 18,

at 11, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. FLETCHER, WILLIAM, Ratby, baker. Ct. Leicester. Meeting, Jan. 22, at 12.30, at

office of Off. Rec. Leicester. Exam. Feb. 4, at 10, at the Castle, Leicester. GOWING, GEORGE HENRY. Mulbarton, farmer. Ct. Norwich. Meeting, Jan. 23,

at noon, at office of Off. Rec. Norwich. Exam. Jan. 20, at 11, at Shireball,

Norwich. GEORGE, THOMAS, Aberdare, furniture dealer. Ct. Aberdare. Meeting, Jan. 22, at 2,

at 65, High-st, Merthyr Tydfil. Exam. Feb. 15, at 10.30, at Temperance-hall,

Aberdare. HALSE, CHARLES SPENCER (described in the Receiving Order as Spencer Halse), late

Coleman-st. Ct. High Court. Meeting. Jan. 22, at 2.30, at Bunkruptcy-bldgs.

Exam. Feb. 18, at 11.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. HOWSE, GEORGE WILLIAM (described in the Receiving Order as Thomas Howse),

Bermondsey New-rd, butcher. Ct. High Court. Meeting. Jan. 22, at 11, at Bank

ruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Feb. 18, at 11.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. HAIME, HERBERT HOWELL, Wellington, tailor's cutter. Ct. Taunton. Meeting.

Jan. 22, at 11.30, at office of Off. Rec. Taunton, Exam. Jan. 27, at 2.30,

at Guildhall, Taunton. Johnson, WILLIAM, Wolverhampton, butcher. Ct. Wolverhampton. Meeting,

Jan. 25, at 11.30, at office of Off. Rec. Wolverhampton. Exam. Jan. 25, at 2.30,

at County Court, Wolverhampton. LOCKWOOD, RICHARD Evison, Belle Vue, labourer. Ct. Wakefield. Meeting, Jan. 22,

at 11, at office of Off. Rec. Wakefield. Exam. Feb. 4, at 11, at Court-house,

Wakefield. OGILVIE, JOHN JAMES, Warwick Bridge, innkeeper. Ct. Carlisle. Meeting, Jan. 25,

at noon, at office of Off. Rec. Carlisle. Exam. Jan. 25, at 11, at Court-house,

Carlisle. RIDEOUT, MARTHA ANX, Fontmell Magna, farmer. Ct. Salisbury. Meeting, Jan. 22,

at 12.30, at office of Off. Rec. Salisbury. Exam. Feb. 11, at 2, at Council-house,

Salisbury. STANLEY, GEORGE ENOCH, Wolverhampton, late grocer. Ct. Wolverhampton.

Meeting, Jan, 25, at 11, at office of Off. Rec. Wolverhampton. Exam. Jan. 25,

at 2.30, at County Court, Wolverhampton. SALMON, SAMUEL, Abergwynti, ale merchant. Ct. Cardiff. Meeting, Jan. 26, at 11,

at office of Off. Rec. Cardiff. Exam. Jan. 22, at 10, at Townhall, Cardiff, SCOTT, JOHN, Hesket-in-the-Forest, coal agent. Ct. Carlisle. Meeting, Jan. 25, at 1,

at office of Off. Rec. Carlisle. Exam. Jan. 25, at 11, at Court-house, Carlisle. SANDERS, JAMES, Silverton, dairyman. Ct. Exeter. Meeting, Jan. 28, at 10.30, at

office of Off. Rec. Exeter. Exam. Jan. 28, at 11.30, at the Castle, Exeter. SKEET, WILLIAM, Aldershot, ironmonger. Ct. Guildford and Godalming. Meeting,

Jan. 25, at 12.30, at 24. Railway-approach, London Bridge. Exam. Feb. 2, at 1,

at Townhall, Guildford. SLINGER, THOMAS, Halifax, tobacconist. Ct. Halifax. Meeting, Jan. 27, at 11, at

omce of Off. Rec. Halifax. Exam. Feb. 15, at 2, at County Court-house,

Halifax. THOMPSON, CHARLES, Bishop Burton, farmer. Ct. Kingston-upon-Hull. Meeting,

Jan. 22, at 11, at omce of Off. Rec. Hull. Exam. dispensed with by Order of Court Jan. 11,

GAZETTE, JAN. 19. AMES, EDWARD, West-st, Mare-st, Hackney, boot-sole sewer. Ct. High Court.

Meeting, Jan. 26, at noon, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Feb. 17, ai 11, at Bank

ruptcy-bldgs. ASKIN, GEORGE EDMUND, West Bromwich, late carver. Ct. West Bromwich.

Meeting, Jan. 27, at 2, at Coanty Court, West Bromwich. Exam. Jan. 27, at 2.15,

at County Court, West Bromwich. BATSTONE, JOHN WILMINGTON, Wells, baker. Ct. Wells. Meeting, Jan. 27, at 12.30,

at office of Off Rec. Bristol. Exam. Feb. 16, at 1, at Townhall, Wells. BROADHURST, STEPHEN, Kinlet, farmer. Ct. Kidderminster. Meeting, Jan. 26, at 2,

at office of Ivens and Morton, Kidderminster. Exam, Jan. 26, at 2.30, at Town.

hall, Kidderminster. BOLTON, CHARLIE, Padibam, bootmaker. Ct. Burnley. Meeting, Jan. 29, at 1.30, at

Exchange hotel, Burnley. Exam. Jan. 29, at 11, at Court-house, Burnley. BATT, HENRY, Bath, lodging-house keeper. Ct. Bath. Meeting, Jan. 27, at noon, at

office of Off. Rec. Bristol. Exam. Feb. 11, at 11.30, at Guildhall, Bath. BEDFORD, EDWARD THOMAS, Fulham-rd, glass dealer. Ct. High Court. Meeting,

Jan. 28, at 2.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Feb. 17, at 11, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. CLARKE, RICHARDSON, and Co., Copthall-blags, stock dealers. Ot. High Court.

Meeting, Jan. 26, at 2.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Feb. 17, at 11.30, at Bank

ruptcy-bldgs. CHAPMAN, GEORGE MANDER, Northampton, baker. Ct. Northampton. Meeting,

Jan. 26, at 12.15, at County Court-bldgs, Northampton. Exam. Feb. 16, at noon,

at County-hall, Northampton. DA COSTA, D. C., Thomas-st. Grosvenor-sq, hon, major (retired) Her Majesty's army.

Ct. High Court. Meeting, Jan. 26, at 11, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Feb. 17,

at 11, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. DOMYETT, JOHN, Dulverton, farmer. Ct. Exeter. Meeting, Jan. 28, at 10.30, at office

of Off. Rec. Exeter. Exam. Jan. 28, at 11.30, at the Castle, Exeter. ELLIS, JOHN PHILLIPS, Millbrook, baker. Ct. Plymouth and East Stonehouse.

Meeting, Jan. 26, at 11, at 10, Atheneum-ter, Plymouth. Exam. Feb. 1, at 11, at

Townhall, East Stonehouse. EDWARD, THOMAS, Lye, late innkeeper. Ct. Stourbridge. Meeting, Jan. 27,

at 2.10, at office of W. R. Skelding, Stourbridge. Exam. Jan. 27, at 2.30, at

Court-house, Stourbridge. FRENCH, CHARLES FREDERICK, Plymouth, fisherman. Ct. Plymouth and East Stone

house. Meeting, Feb. 1, at 10, at 10, Athenæum-ter, Plymouth. Exam. Feb. 1,

at 11, at Townhall, East Stonehouse. FIELD, WILLIAM HENRY, late Wrington, gentleman's servant. Ct. Bridgwater,

Meeting, Jan. 26, at 11, at office of Mr. Tamlyn, High-st, Bridgwater. Exam,

Feb. 22, at 10.45, at County Court, Bridgwater. HANDLEY, JOHN, Cirencester, outfitter. Ct. Swindon. Meeting, Jan. 27, at 11,

at office of Off. Rec. Swindon. Exam. Feb. 10, at noon, at County Court,

Swindon, HALLGARTH, THOMAS, Wakefield, hairdresser. Ct. Wakefield. Meeting, Jan. 26,

at 11, at office of Oft. Rec. Wakefield. Exam. Feb. 4, at 11, at Court-house, Wake

field. HOLLIDAY, FREDERICK MONTAGUE, Wakefield, fish salesman. Ct. Wakefield

Meeting, Jan. 26, at 11.30, at office of Ofi, Rec. Wakefield. Exam. Feb. 4, at 11

at Court-house, Wakefield. JELLY, HERBERT, Hirwain, builder. Ct. Aberdare. Meeting, Jan. 27, at 2, at

65, High-st, Merthyr Tydfil. Exam. Feb. 15, at 10.30, at Temperance-hall,

Aberdare. KING, BENJAMIN (trading as Walter King), Pembury-rd, Lower Clapton, shoe manu

facturer. Ct. High Court. Meeting, Jan. 26, at 2.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs.

Exam. Feb. 26, at 12.30, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. KITCHEN, FRED, Shipley, wheelwright. Ot. Bradford, Yorks. Meeting, Jan. 26

at 11, at office of Off. Rec. Bradford. Exam. Feb. 2, at 10, at County Court,

Bradford. LISCHEID, EUSTACE, Stoke Newington, baker. Ct. Edmonton. Meeting, Jan. 26, at 3,

at 95, Temple-chmbrs, Temple-ay. Exam. Feb. 15, at 11.30, at Court-bouse,

Edmonton. LOSKAN, ANTON, Greenwich, leather seller. Ct. Greenwich. Meeting, Jan, 26, at 11.30,

at 24, Railway-approach, London Bridge. Exam. Feb. 2, at 1, at Court-house,

Greenwich. LEWIS, DAVID, Cymmer, grocer. Ct. Neath. Meeting, Jan. 26, at noon, at office of

Off. Rec. Swansea. Exam. Feb. 16, at 11.30, at Townhall, Neath. MABE, ALFRED, Narberth South, farmer. Ct. Pembroke Dock. Meeting, Jan. 26,

at 11, at office of Off. Rec. Carmarthen. Exam. Feb. 12, at 11.30, at Temperance. hall, Pembroke Dock,

FIRST MEETINGS AND PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS,

GAZETTE, JAN. 15. BOOTH, ROBERT HENRY (also trading as the Stamford Saw Mills Company), Staly

bridge, beerhouse-keeper. Ct. Ashton-under-Lyne and Stalybridge. Meeting, Jan. 22, at 3, at office of Off. Rec. Manchester. Exam. Feb. 4, at 10.45, at

Townhall, Ashton-under-Lyne. BUSH, Tom (trading as Bush and Co.), Torquay, manufacturer of art needlework.

Ct. Exeter. Meeting, Jan. 25, at noon, at Bankruptcy-bldgs. Exam. Jan. 28,

at 11.30, at the Castle, Exeter. COMPTON, WILLIAM HENRY, Siretton-on-Dunsmore, cattle_dealer. Ct. Coventry.

Meeting, Jan. 22, at 11.30, at office of Off. Rec. Coventry. Exam. Feb. 8, at 2.30, at

County-hall, Coventry. CLAFTON, WILLIAM HENRY, Leeds, woollen manufacturer. Ct. Leeds. Meeting,

Jan. 27, at 11, at office of Off. Rec. Leeds. Exam. Feb. 9, at 11, at County Court

house, Leeds. COOK, HENRY HATT (late trading as the Factory Clothing Company), Leeds, clothier.

Ct. Leeds. Meeting, Jan. 25, at 11, at office of Off. Rec. Leeds. Exam. Jan. 26,

at 11, at County Court-house, Leeds. CURRY, EDWIN LAWRENCE, Leicester, hairdresser. Ct. Leicester. Meeting, Jan, 22,

at 3, at office of Off. Rec. Leicester. Exam. Feb. 4, at 10, at the Castle,

Leicester. DAVIDGE, JOHN WILLIAM, Ton Pentre, hawker of greengrocery. Ct. Pontypridd,

Meeting, Jan. 22, at 3, at 65, High-st, Merthyr Tydi. Exam. Feb, 23, at 11, at Court-house, Pontypridd.

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