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STEPHENS’S IMPROVEMENTS in INK and WRITING WESTMINSTER GENERAL DISPENSARY, the Proprietor, the following is respectfully, and by permission, sub

Patron-THE QUEEN, mitted to public notice:

President-The Duke of NORTHUMBERLAND. "Brunswick Works, near Birmingham. The Committee earnestly solicit the humane and charitable for "Sir,-There is an impression generally existing that your admirable SUBSCRIPTIONS or DONATIONS in aid of the Funds of this most Ink is not adapted for the Copying Press, (I mean your Blue Black). useful Society. Allow me remark, that it would be a material benefit to yourself and Subscriptions and donations thankfully received by Messrs. Ransom the public to make it generally known, that the Ink in question is better & Co., bankers, Pall-mall East; or by the Secretary, at the Dispensaryadapted for the press than any other, inasmuch as it retains its colour, house.

W.J. G. ESCHMANN, Sec. and is not apt to assume that brown appearance that most of the ordi- Feb. 7, 1855. nary copying inks do after a short lapse of time. I have used your Ink for the last eight years, and copy all letters or memoranda of importance, and have never yet found anything to equal it as a copying ink, of its CITY OF LONDON TRUSS SOCIETY, 76, Queen

street, Cheapside, for the Relief of the Ruptured Poor throughout other superior qualities I need not speak}. I inclose a press copy of

the United Kingdom. this as a specimen. All parties to whom I have recommended your Ink

The ANNIVERSARY FESTIVAL of this Institution will take for copying have exclusively adopted it.

place at the Albion Tavern, Aldersgate-street, on Wednesday, the 28th "I am, Sir, yours respectfully, " To Mr. Stephens, 54, Stamford

"G. STEVENS."

March, 1855.

The Right Hon. Viscount RANELAGH in the Chair. street, London. Red, Blue, and Black Inks, also superior Copying Inks, Liquid

Dinner on table at half-past 5 o'clock.

STEWARDS. Drawing Inks as a substitute for Indian Ink, and Coloured Inks of

Samuel Cartwright, Esq., V. P., Wm. E. Hunt, Esq. various sorts, are manufactured in exact chemical proportions.

Treasurer.

John Nunn, Esq. STEPHENS'S WOOD STAINS, as a substitute for Paint, and at

John Norbury, Esq., V.P.

George Painter, Esq. less than half the cost.

Edward Conder, Esq., Deputy.

W.J. Prentice, Esq. STEPHENS'S PATENT PROPELLING PENCILS require no James Evans, Esq.

Edward Moss, Esq. cutting, the Lead being propelled to the point by a turn of the Cap, as Charles Glenny, Esq.

Drew Wood, Esq. required. They are manufactured in Wood and in Ivory, and arewell John Kinnersley Hooper, Esq. adapted for the Pocket and Memorandum Books.

Tickets, 218. each, to be had of the Stewards; at the Tavern; and of STEPHENS'S IMPROVED PARALLEL RULER, having the

THOS. EGLINTON, Secretary. rollers underneath a flat surface, rolls over the paper without touching Upwards of 179,000 patients have been relieved by this Society. the fingers, so that soiling them or the paper is prevented.

STEPHENS'S PATENT (the only perfect) STAMP and LABEL
DAMPER. The Label or Stamp placed in at one opening appears

UNITED.-The MARINE
CHARITY, and POLICY

SOCIETY in the past year trained on board the Society's ship, instantaneously at the other, damped on both sides, and ready for

and clothed and fitted out for the Royal Navy, Indian Navy, and the affixture.

mercantile marine, 455 poor and destitute boys, who, rescued from HENRY STEPHENS, 54, Stamford-street, London; and by all Book- ignorance and the innumerable dangers of a life of idleness, are now sellers and Stationers.

stimulated to support themselves by the exertions of their own industry; TO SMOKERS.

a heavy burthen is thus removed from their distressed parents and THE SMOKER'S FRIEND; or, The Philosophy of triends whilst the boys have obtained employment in a service most

Smoking; should be read by every smoker who values health.
May be had gratis of all the Agents for Phillips & Co.'s Patent Con-

Since the formation of this Society, nearly a century ago, it has clothed densing and Filtering Pipes and Stems for Meerschaums, and also of the

and fitted out 90,000 individuals for the sea service, and

it is hoped that Patentees and Manufacturers, 9, Lyon-street, Caledonian-road, Islington, 1 of the British public.

an institution so highly beneficial will ever commend itself to the support London, who will forward them post-free to all applicants. To the Medical Profession, Phillips & Co.'s Patent Smoking Inventions

At this juncture, when large demands on the Society's funds may be will be found to be a valuable therapeutic agent in all diseases of the expected, it becomes necessary to appeal to the liberality of the benechest and lungs, where smoking tobacco and stramonium may be de

volent for increased donations and subscriptions. sirable, as they permit the free use of those substances by the most

Contributions of any amount towards the further support of this delicate individuals, without any unpleasant or dangerous after con

national charity will be thankfully received at the offices of the Society

in Bishopsgate-street. sequences. To every smoker these inventions recommend themselves as the

T. P. RUST, Secretary. only means known which permit of healthful, pleasant, and luxurious smoking.

INCUMBERED ESTATES COMMISSION.--Notice to One Pipe or Stem, post-free

2 0

Claimants and Incumbrancers.-In the matter of the ESTATE One Cigar Tube..

16 of THOMAS EYRE, assignee of Richard John Hicks, a bankrupt, PHILLIPS & Co., Manufacturers and Patentees, 9, Lyon-street, owner, ex parte Richard Wingfield Hicks, William Hicks, Henry Caledonian-road, Islington.

Edmund Hicks, and Frederick Benjamin Hicks, infants, by Edmond

Johnston Figgis, their guardian and next friend, petitioners.—The mittee of the SAMARITAN INSTITUTION (President, the park, near Harolds, and the mill-ponds and watercourses thereto Most Noble the Marquis of BRISTOL) earnestly solicit the ASSIST: 1 belonging, and the machinery and utensils therein, and Loader's-parkANCE of the wealthy at this trying season to the poor, when great fields, situate in the baronies of Newcastle and Upper Cross and county numbers flock into the metropolis from all parts of the country, in con- of Dublin, and the lands of Kilmacanogue, situate in the half barony of sequence of the want of out-door employment of this class 3000 have

Rathdown and county of Wicklow, all parties objecting to a sale of the been relieved at the Institution during the past week. Immediate aid is

said lands, or having any claims thereon, are hereby required to take required to enable the Committee to continue the daily relief.

notice of such order. Dated this 6th day of February, 1855. Contributions thankfully received by Messrs. Glyn, Mills, & Co., Lom

HENRY CAREY, Secretary. bard-street; Charles Maddock, Esq., M. A., Serjeant's-inn, Temple; and

WILLIAM WHITTON, Solicitor, (having carriage of sale), at the Institution, Victoria-street, Farringdon-street, by

18, Middle Gardiner-street, Dublin. S. E, PACK BARBER, Secretary. INFANT ORPHAN ASYLUM, Wanstead. THE LANDS IMPROVEMENT COMPANY, incorUnder the immediate patronage of

porated by special Act of Parliament for England and Scotland. Her Most Gracious MAJESTY.

-To Landowners, the Clergy, Solicitors, Surveyors, Estate Agents, His Royal Highness Prince ALBERT.

&c.-Loans may be contracted for the execution by the proprietor, or His Royal Highness the Prince of WALES.

by the Company, of every landed improvement, especially drainage, His Majesty the King of the BELGIANS.

building, clearing, inclosing, warping, irrigation, embanking, reclaHer Royal Highness the Duchess of KENT.

mation, roads, planting, machinery, &c. The plans (of buildings), Her Royal Highness the Duchess of GLOUCESTER. specifications, and estimates are prepared by the proprietors, and are The next HALF-YEARLY ELECTION of this Charity will be held submitted to the approval of the Inclosure Commissioners. Proprietors on the 25th May. Forms for nominating candidates may be obtained may avail themselves of the powers of the Act to recover from the at the office, 46, Ludgate-hill, where subscriptions and donations are inheritance their own funds to be expended on improvements. They gratefully received.

may also apply jointly for the execution of a mutual improvement, The Twenty-eighth Anniversary will be celebrated at the Asylum, such as a common outfall, &c. Por forms of application, &c., apply Wenstead, on the 27th of June, the Right Hon. the Earl of Shaftesbury to the Hon. William Napier, Managing Director, 2, Old Palace-yard, in the Chair.

JOHN BUCKLER, Secretary. Westminster. The Infant Orphan Asylum was instituted for the protection of fatherhefieninfants of either ses, who are respectably descended, but without NATIONAL BENEVOLENT INSTITUTION:

--Notice firmed lunacy or paralysis is also eligible. Children are received from

already more than sufficient to complete the list of Candidates, the Comall parts of the British dominions. The boys are retained until 14, and the girls until 15 years of age.

mittee will be unable to receive any more during the present year. The

increased liberality of the public is earnestly solicited in behalf of this ROYAL SEA-BATHING INFIRMARY, MARGATE. the oldest and most extensive of pension institutions, the applications dates must possess a legal qualification, and be unmarried. Salary for (whose cases have been strictly investigated by the Committee) have the season (about six months) 601., with furnished apartments and

been admitted candidates for the next election. More than 230 penboard. Candidates are requested to send their applications and testimo- sioners, receiving in the aggregate upwards of 50001. per annum, are nials to the Secretary, 4, Dowgate-hill, Cannon-street, City, on or before

now dependent upon the Institution. Since its establishment in 1812 Priday, the 30th March. The duties will commence the beginning of it has supported 877 aged persons, the gross amount disbursed to them By order of the Directors,

8. d.

to .

being nearly 150,000/.

By order,
C. J. ROWSELL, Secretary,

FREDERICK LATREILLE, Secretary.

May.

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Just published, in 1 vol. 12mo., price 14s. cloth,

In royal 8vo., price 21. 2s. boards, vol. 2 of THE PARISH: its Obligations and Powers; its Officers SPENCE on the EQUITABLE JURISDICTION of the

. this Institution in all Secular Affairs. By TOULMIN SMITH, of and INTERESTS; their Nature, Qualities, and Incidents; in which is Lincoln's-inn, Esq., Barrister at Law.

incorporated, so far as relates to those Subjects, the substance of “ Parishes were instituted for the ease and benefit of the people."- MADDOCK'S PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE OF THE COURT OP CHANChief Justice Holt.

CERY.'

." By GEORGE SPENCE, Esq., Q.C. Cum haud pauca quæ omnino fieri necesse sit, alii autem ob inna

*** Vol. 1 may be had, price 1l. Ils. 6d. boards. tam superbiam subterfugiant, ipse sustineam et exsequar."-Bacon, De A mass of matter, cases, arguments, and discussions, thrown together Augmentis Scientiarum, lib. 7, cap. 1.

in a work of such bulk, is like a library containing as many different

works as this contains cases presenting the authorities on each OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.

point in the ipsissima verba of judicial decisions, but connecting, modi“Every overseer, church warden, vestryman, or other active parish-fying, approving, or condemning them in his own words, which will be ioner who would know what are his constitutional duties, what are his deservedly considered of little less weight by the student than the rights, what he can do, and what he ought to do, should take Mr. dicta to which they relate. Such is the variety of topics, subToulmin Smith's volume as a text-book.

Mr. Smith does divided into an almost infinite ramification of cases and points, into especial good service in setting forth how thoroughly the parish is a which the learned author is necessarily led. Few writers, we apprehend, secular institution, in its first intention as in its whole structure ; and could be found sufficiently persevering to pursue every topic in such a how unjustifiable is every attempt to subject its free system of repre- list with the same untiring vigour, till each in its turn was exhausted; sentative government to the despotism of its pulpit. We may call this few would have the learning, fewer still the resolution."-Law Magazine, the basis or foundation on which the whole book rests. Mr. Smith No. 22. treats of the history of parishes ; dignifies the vestry with historical “We must far surpass the limits of an article were we to attempt to research upon its constitution; discusses the legal and constitutional discuss, with any sort of completeness, the vast variety of subjects position of every parish officer in detail, from the church warden to the which Mr. Spence's second volume contains--subjects treated by him beadle, the sexton, and the vestry clerk; treats upon parochial com- with a fulness of detail indispensable in a book designed, not only as a mittees and trustees; has a chapter upon the position of the parson; guide, pointing out to the student the great principles upon which the and enlarges upon all the powers of a parish, whether they concern its law in its complexities of actual business depends, and tracing the muroads, its records, its health, the care of its poor, its fire-engines, or any tual connexion of those extensive provinces of equity with whose details other thing belonging to it. The law concerning rates and taxes (each he is expected to become familiar, but also as a storehouse, from whose rate and tax being discussed separately) is also explained; antal many well.arranged repositories the practising lawyer may readily furnish suggestions are thrown out, under these various heads of discussion, himself with the armour needed for the conflicts of the Bar."-Law having in view the throwing of fresh life into parochial business. . Review, No. 22. We see no reason why every man who loves his parish should not “There remains a vast amount of valuable information, both theogive a hearty welcome to this useful book, and so secure it a wide retical and practical, upon topics not to be found in any of the recent audience."-Examiner.

treatises, which must be carried to the sole credit of Mr. Spence's own “Mr. Toulmin Smith's great practical experience of the subject original and laborious investigations; and from this results the peculiar treated necessarily gives a peculiar value to this book; and besides the character of the book, that it is at once trite and recherché, containing author's practical knowledge, his learning on the subject is of the all the stock information on subjects within its scope which may be soundest and most practical nature,

In the multitude of

found in the current text-books, and, superadded to these, the result of constitutional, legal, and practical matters of the very highest value, an experienced lawyer's researches in neglected paths, and resumés of, and of vital importance to the existence of England as a free and well- or criticisms (where criticism is called for) on, the most recent decisions, governed country, it is not easy to select any particular chapters or doctrines, and innovations of the Court of Chancery. sections as specimens of the whole."-Jurist.

dense mass of living law, available alike for study, reference, and prac"Mr. Toulmin Smith has devoted a great portion of his life to the tice, has seldom been presented to the Profession."-Jurist, No. 668. study of the old forms of liberty which our ancestors bequeathed us, “The reader, however, will be surprised at the mass of information especially in respect to parish affairs; and as a consequence of his which it contains; all the principal branches of learning are explored. labours, we have now an elaborate book on 'The Parish,' which will ... There never was less book-making in any book than in this."be found, we think, to contain all the information upon this voluminous Law Magazine, N. S., No. 8. question which the simple subject of this realm may need. As a “A work which promises to be one of the inost learned and philosolawyer, Mr. Toulmin Smith is able to go into those details about parish phical treatises on the largest branch of British jurisprudence which our duties and parish rights which every free inhabitant of this country language has produced."-Law Times. ought to know; and as the book is written for the instruction of the

Stevens & Norton, 26, Bell-yard, Lincoln's-inn. public in general, and not the legal class in particular, and as it is quite a novelty and desideratum, it will be received as a great boon

DART'S VENDORS AND PURCHASERS. and a considerable authority. The author deals with the obligations of the parish; and he gives illustrations of the practical working of the prising the Authorities down to the Time of Publication. By J. and powers of an English parish meeting, and the officers and edities A COMPENDIUM of the LAW and PRACTICE of

VENDORS and PURCHASERS of REAL ESTATES; comparish institution in all secular affairs. And at the end of the book there is a copious index, which enables the reader at once to turn to the price 218, boards.

HENRY DART, Esq., Barrister at Law. Second Edition. In 8vo., text for the solution of any difficulty in connexion with parish matters." -Empire.

". In the case of Ware v. Lord Egmont the Vice-Chancellor referred

to this work in these terms:- A learned text-writer on this subject, "Mr. Toulmin Smith has highly distinguished himself as an uncompromising champion of ancient Anglo-Saxon institutions, amongst

Mr. Dart, in a book of very great merit, his • Vendors and Purchasers,' which the coroner's court holds a prominent place.

enters into a disquisition on this judgment,' &c."-18 Jurist, p. 372.

His work entitled * The Parish' is a remarkable protest against a centralising spirit, complete book, and one that will warrant his confidence, and furnish

“In conclusion, we recommend this work to the practitioner as a which is one of the characteristics of modern legislation. . . . . His

able assistance in all matters relating to the sale and purchase of book displays considerable erudition, and is admirably written."Lancet.

estates; and we think no better book can be read by students, for the "This book is so written as to combine profound and accurate legal them to see the application

of those principles and rules with which a

purpose of giving them a condensed view of the subject, and enabling learning and professional and practical knowledge with a popular and untechnical exposition of the subject-matter. ....

general study of the law has furnished them."-Law Student's MaIndependently of

gazine. the legal and practical value of this book as a trustworthy guide to

"Mr. Dart's labours have produced in this compendium a readable parish officers in the performance of their duties, it has a constitutional and historical value of no ordinary kind."-Glohe.

book for the use of beginners. He has paid particular attention to the

attainment of a logical arrangement, and a clear and concise style. .. "This book is an interesting one, containing much practical informa

Without sacrificing its character as an elementary treatise, Mr. Dart has tion concerning parochial duties, with which it concerns every one to

also made an useful book of practice. . . . The work is well worthy of a be conversant; and its utility will not be by any means confined to those who agree in the opinions of the writer." -Morning Post.

place, not only in the general library, but in that selection of books “The parish stands, or ought to stand, in the same relation with re

which the working lawyer looks upon as his best tools; which come

most readily to his hand, and which he gets to look upon as a part of gard to the ratepayers as the kingdom does to its Parliament.

himself."-Law Review, May 1, 185). But the means of knowing his rights and duties have hitherto been

"The work is short, readable, and very accurate...

With these denied to a man of ordinary education and means. The book now be

quotations we will close our notice of a work which is obviously prepared fore our notice will be of great service in supplying this hiatus. Written

with great care, and will, we think, become a standard text-book."in a condensed form and comprehensible style, it combines the accuracy

Jurist, March 2, 1851. of a law-book with the pleasant tone of an essay and the usefulness of a dictionary. .... As a practical treatise of reference, we can sincerely

"Its plan is well arranged, the cases are carefully collected, the

law recommend this book to our readers. . . . . Let them place it upon

is clearly expounded, and in every part of the treatise there is a great

deal of learning. their library tables, and they need never be at fault upon a point of law

: .. The style is singularly compact."-Law Times,

March 8, 1851. or practice as to what is required of them as parishioners, or be unable to perform their ordinary duty as such according to law and their own

Stevens & Norton, 26, Bell-yard, Lincoln's-inn. satisfaction.”—Manchester Daily Times.

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In 8vo., price 15s, boards, and due appreciation of the ancient municipal institutions of England as the author of the volume before us. . . . . The writer's erudite A TREATISE on the WRIT of SCIRE FACIAS, with acquaintance with the subject in all its bearings renders him an emi

an Appendix of References to Forms. By THOMAS CAMPnently trustworthy authority. . . . . His present work contains a mass

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Stevens & Norton, 26, Bell-yard, Lincoln's-inn. mander, and which cannot fail to be of the highest interest and value to those seeking either to fulfil the important duties of parish action, or to Printed by HENRY HANSARD, at his Printing Office, in Parker understand how such duties may best be fulfilled. Indeed, the author Street, in the Parish of St. Giles-in-the-Fields, in the County of Midis fairly entitled to say that so much practical illustration of parish dlesex; and Published at No.3, CHANCERY LANE, in the Parish of action has never previously been published in any work on the subject." St. Dunstan in the West, in the City of London, by HENRY SWEET, -Sheffield Free Press.

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PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chan. STEPHENS'S IMPROVEMENTS in INK and WRITING claiming to be CREDITORS of or INCUMBRANCERS on the real the Proprietor, the following is respectfully, and by permission, suband leasehold ESTATES of ROBERT MUSSETT, late of Deptford, mitted to public notice:in the county of Kent, gentleman, the testator in the proceedings

“ Brungwick Works, Dear Birmingham. named, (who died in or about the month of May, 1854), are, by their “Sir,-There is an impression generally existing that your admirable solicitors, on or before the 14th day of April, 1855, to come in and Ink is not adapted for the Copying Press, (I mean your Blue Black). prove their claims at the chambers of the Vice-Chancellor Sir John Allow me to remark, that it would be a material benefit to yourself and Stuart, 12, Old-square, Lincoln's-inn, Middlesex; or, in default thereof, the public to make it generally known, that the Ink in question is better they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said Decree. adapted for the press than any other, inasmuch as it retains its colour, Saturday, the 21st day of April, 1855, at 12 o'clock at noon, at the said and is not apt to assume that brown appearance that most of the ordichambers, is appointed for the hearing and adjudicating upon the nary copying inks do after a short lapse of time. I have used your Ink claims.-Dated this 3rd day of March, 1855.

for the last eight years, and copy all letters or memoranda of importance, ALFRED HALL, Chief Clerk. and have never yet found anything to equal it as a copying ink, (of its NICHOLS & CLARK, Solicitors, 9, Cook's-court, Lincoln's-inn, other superior qualities I need not speak). I inclose a press copy of

Agents for Messrs. Bass & Stiwell, of Dover, the Plaintiff's this as a specimen. All parties to whom I have recommended your Ink
Solicitors.

for copying have exclusively adopted it.

"I am, Sir, yours respectfully, “ To Mr. Stephens, 54, Stamford

"G. STEVENS." PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chan. cery, made in a cause " Henry John Blagrove, an infant, by

street, London. his next friend, plaintiff, against Richard John Lechmere Coore

Red, Blue, and Black Inks, also superior Copying Inks, Liquid and another, defendants,” the CREDITORS OF HENRY JOHN BLA. Drawing Inks as a substitute for Indian Ink, and Coloured' Inks of GROVE, late of Southwick-place, Hyde-park, in the county of Mid

various sorts, are manufactured in exact chemical proportions. dlesex, and of Orange-valley, in the parish of St. Ann, in the Island of STEPHENS'S WOOD STAINS, as a substitute for Paint, and at Jamaica, Esq., deceased, (who died in or about the month of March, less than half the cost. 1854), are, by their solicitors, on or before the 26th day of March, 1855, STEPHENS'S PATENT PROPELLING PENCILS require no to come in and prove their debts at the chambers of the Master of the cutting, the

Lead being propelled to the point by a turn of the Cap, as Rolls, in the Rolls-yard, Chancery.lane, Middlesex; or, in default required. They are manufactured in Wood and in Ivory, and arewell thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said adapted for the Pocket and Memorandum Books. Decree. Friday, the 30th day of March, 1855, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, at the said chambers, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating rollers underneath a flat surface, rolls over the paper without touching

STEPHENS'S IMPROVED PARALLEL RULER, having the upon the claims. -Dated this 26th day of February, 1855. GEORGE WHITING, Chief Clerk.

the fingers, so that soiling them or the paper is prevented. HOOKE, STREET, & GUTTERES, Plaintiff's Solicitors,

STEPHENS'S PATENT (the only perfect) STAMP and LABEL

DAMPER.
Philpot-lane, London.

The Label or Stamp placed in at one opening appears instantaneously at the other, damped on both sides, and ready for

affixture. PURSUANT to a Decree of the High Court of Chancery, HENRY STEPHENS, 54, Stamford-street, London; and by all Book

made in a cause “Waeick against Palmer," the CREDITORS sellers and Stationers. of GEORGE RICHARDS, late of No. 2, Bedford-place, Hampsteadroad, in the county of Middlesex, and of Bartlett's-buildings, in the city of London, and of Birmingham in the county of Warwick, jeweller; THE AUSTRALIAN FREEHOLD GOLD MINE.

Notice is hereby given, that at a Special General Meeting of Resolicitors, on or before the 12th day of April, 1855, to come in and gistered Adventurers, held at the Offices of the Company, on Tuesday, prove their debts at the chambers of the Master of the Rolls, in the the 6th day of March last, the following Resolution was unanimously Rolls-yard, Chancery-lane, Middlesex; or, in default thereof, they will agreed to:be peremptorily excluded froin the benefit of the said Decree. Tuesday, “That this Meeting being of opinion that the object for which this the 17th day of April, 1855, at 12 o'clock at noon, at the said chambers, Adventure was formed has now failed, they hereby determine to disis appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the claims.-Dated this solve the same forthwith, or as soon as practicable, under the power 2nd day of March, 1855.

of the 28th Rule in the Cost-book, and direct that the Committee of GEORGE HUME, Chief Clerk. Management be authorised to take such steps as may be necessary or GEORGE JOHN SHAW, 8, Furnival's-inn, Solicitor. advisable for realising and dividing pro rata amongst the Adventurers

the remaining property of the said Adventure, subject to all outstanding PURSUANT to an Order of the High Court of Chancery, debts and liabilities." made in the matter of the Estate of Angelo Levy, deceased, and in

In pursuance of such resolution, a SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING a cause "Esther Maria Vanzetti, plaintiff, against Sarah Pacifico and

of the Registered Adventurers will be held at the City of London others, defendants,” the CREDITORS of the said ANGELO LEVY, Tavern, Bishopsgate-street, on Tuesday, the 3rd day of April next, at late of Devonshire-square, in the city of London, deceased, the testator

2 o'clock in the afternoon precisely, to confirm the above resolution. in the said Order named, (who died in or about the month of March,

By order, 1816), are, by their solicitors, on or before the 30th day of March, 1855,

WM. PULSFORD, Purser and Secretary. to come in and prove their debts at the chambers of the Vice-Chancellor

Dated this 13th day of March, 1855.-39, Nicholas-lane, Wood, 11, New-square, Lincoln's-inn, Middlesex; or, in default thereof,

Lombard-street, London. they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit of the said Order. N.B. Registered Shareholders are earnestly requested to attend the Thursday, the 12th day of April, 1855, at 12 o'clock at noon, at the said above Meeting. chambers, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the claims.- All shares intended to be voted upon must be left for registration Dated this 7th day of March, 1855.

three clear days before the Meeting, at the Offices of the Company. HENRY LEMAN, Chief Clerk. NATHANIEL LINDO, Plaintiff's Solicitor, 17, King's Arms-yard, UARTZ ROCK MARIPOSA GOLD-MINING COMMoorgate-street, City.

PANY.–The Directors and Committee of Consultation, having

learned by the last advices from Mr. Waddell that the Company's mines

of made in a cause “Stillwell against Mellersh," the CREDITORS having obtained subscriptions to the Debenture Capital to the extent of of WILLIAM MELLERSH, late of the White Mills, Battersea-fields, about 90001., give notice that they have now determined to issue in the county of Surrey, miller, (who died in or about the month of SHARES of the Company, at 58. per share, sufficient to make up the January, 1853), are, by their solicitors, on or before the 17th day of sum still required to complete the subscription. April, 1855, to come in and prove their debts or claims at the chambers Applications for allotments of shares at 58. per share, or for the Preof the Vice-Chancellor Kindersley, at 3, Stone-buildings, Lincoln's-inn, ferential 10 per cent. Debentures, at ll. each, (the same being a charge Middlesex; or, in default thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded upon the Company's property), must be made to the Secretary by sharefrom the benefit of the said Order. Friday, the 20th day of April, at holders and the public forth with. half-past 2 o'clock in the afternoon, at the said chambers, is appointed 2300 shares, at 5s. per share, have been this day subscribed for. for hearing and adjudicating upon the claims.-Dated this sth day of

FREDERICK DINELEY, Secretary pro tem, March, 1855.

26, Throgmorton-street, Feb. 28, 1855.
CHAS, PUGH, Chief Clerk.
PALMER, PALMER, & BULL, 24, Bedford-row,
Plaintiff's Solicitors.

CHARITY and POLICY UNITED.-The MARINE

SOCIETY in the past year trained on board the Society's ship,

and clothed and fitted out for the Royal Navy, Indian Navy, and the INCUMBERED ESTATES COMMISSION.- Notice to mercantile marine, 455 poor and destitute boys, who, rescued from

Claimants and Incumbrancers.-In the matter of the ESTATE ignorance and the innumerable dangers of a life of idleness, are now of THOMAS EYRE, assignee of Richard Jolin Hicks, a bankrupt, stimulated to support themselves by the exertions of their own industry; owner, ex parte Richard Wingfield Hicks, William Hicks, Henry a heavy burthen is thus removed from their distressed parents and Edmund Hicks, and Frederick Benjamin Hicks, infants, by Edmond friends, whilst the boys have obtained employment in a service most Johnston Figgis, their guardian and next friend, petitioners.--The useful to the country. Commissioners having ordered a sale of the upper mills of Loader's- Since the formation of this Society, nearly a century ago, it has clothed park, near Harolds, and the mill-ponds and watercourses thereto and fitted out 90,000 individuals for the sea service, and it is hoped that belonging, and the machinery and utensils therein, and Loader's-park- an institution so highly beneficial will ever commend itself to the support fields, situate in the baronies of Newcastle and Upper Cross and county of the British public. of Dublin, and the lands of Kilmacanogue, situate in the half barony of At this juncture, when large demands on the Society's funds may be Rathdown and county of Wicklow, all parties objecting to a sale of the expected, it becomes necessary to appeal to the liberality of the benesaid lands, or having any claims thereon, are hereby required to take volent for increased donations and subscriptions. notice of such order. Dated this 6th day of February, 1855.

Contributions of any amount towards the further support of this
HENRY CAREY, Secretary, national charity will be thankfully received at the offices of the Society
WILLIAM WHITTON, Solicitor, (having carriage of sale), in Bishopsgate-street.
18, Middle Gardiner-street, Dublin.

T. P. RUST, Seeretary.

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CONTENTS. Leading Article ..

95

COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH-(continued). Notes of the Week..

96 nomination paper-Sunday-General Order of the Review..... 96 26th July, 1847, arts. 6,8)

251 Bills of Exchange

97 Reg. 0. Trafford.—(10 Geo. 4, c. 56, 8. 27–4 & 5 London Gazettes..

98 Will. 4, c. 40, 8. 7-6 87 Will. 4, c. 32–Build. NAMES OF THE CASES REPORTED.

ing society-Mortgage— Redemption - Reference
COURT OF CHANCERY.

of dispute to arbitration-Order of justices— Cer-
tiorari).

252 By T. EDWARDS, Barrister at Law. Pinchin o. The London and Blackwall Railway Com.

Reg. 0. Saunders.-(Highway rate-Stone mine or pany:-(Railway company-Compulsory powers,

quarry—Usually rated," 5 8 6 Will. 4, c. 50,
s. 27)...

255 whether an easement be within-Notice to treatEffect of counter-notice-Equity).

241

COURT OF COMvon Pleas.

By W. PATERSON and W. Mills, Barristers at Law.
Rolls COURT.

Bloor v. Huston.--(County court-Bailiff's right to
By G. Y. Robson, Barrister at Law.

costs of an interpleader-9 & 10 Vict. c. 95, s. 118, Ridley c. Tiplady.-(Practice-15 & 16 Vict. c. 80,

and Rule of Practice 148)

256 8. 7, 8, 9-Neglect of solicitor-Costs)

249

Holmes 0. Service.---(Practice-Service of writ of
VICE-CHANCELLOR KINDERSLEY'S COURT,

summons on a lunatic-15 & 16 Vict. c. 76, s. 17) 258 By C. MARETT, Barrister at Law.

Astbury, App., Henderson, Resp.-(Appeal under ReHoulding o. Cross.-(Will-Ademption-Furniture). 250

gistration of Voters Act).- Freehold qualification VICE-CHANCELLOR Wood's Court.

-8 Hen. 6, c. 7-Calculation of value-Unlet By MATTHEW B. Begbie, Barrister at Law.

building land)

258 Goddard o. Haslam.-(Practice-Parties to adminis.

COURT OF EXCHEQUER. tration suit).

251

By W. M. Best, Barrister at Law.
COURT OF Queen's Bexch.

Gibson v. Sturge.-(Freight - Cargo increased in
By G. J. P. Smith and W. B. Brett, Barristers at Law. bulk during voyage-Bill of lading)..

259 Reg. o. The Poor-law Commissioners.-(Poor-Elec. Forshaw v. Lewis and Cox.-(17 & 18 Vict. c. 125, tion of guardians-Order of Poor-law Board

s. 50-Discovery of documentsPrivileged comCertiorari- 5 & 6 Vict. c. 57, s. 8-Delivery of

munication-Retainer of counsel or attorney). 263

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THE JURIST.

the House of Commons. In our comments upon this

measure last week we stated that even the powers LONDON, MARCH 24, 1855.

vested in justices for the purpose of summary convic

tion were guarded to a greater extent than those which THERE is this peculiarity in trials which are con

are now proposed to be given for the purpose of conducted without the intervention of a jury, that the victing of felony; and it is certainly remarkable, that judge decides both the law and the facts, instead of while in the former cases a right of appeal is very frelaying down the law for those who are to find the facts. quently given, no such right is conferred against the Hence, it is often impossible to ascertain the ground of decision of two justices in a case of felony; nor is the the decision in trials by judges alone, whether it pro- conviction (which will be in a general form) to be ceeded on the law or the facts of the case; and if there removed by certiorari or otherwise. be an error, whether it consist in ignorance of law or The power proposed to be given to justices over a mistake of facts. This consequence renders it ex- prisoners who plead guilty to the charge brought tremely difficult, not only to detect, but also to correct, against them is not liable to the same objections as the fallacy by way of appeal or other proceeding, and their jurisdiction over those who deny the charge; and to check the recurrence of similar errors. Our readers it may be observed, that an authority to convict withwill remember the difficulty which has been expe- out a jury, on confession, was conferred upon justices rienced on this account in appealing from the decisions by the stat. 2 Hen. 5, st. 1, c. 4, relating to labourers, of county court judges, when they have acted without which authorised justices to examine labourers on their a jury.

oath, and on their confession to punish them as if they There is another distinction of great practical impor- were convict bytinquest. This, and a power of convicttance between trial by a judge and trial by a jury: the ing upon view in cases of forcible entries and riots, prisoner or defendant may challenge the jury, but has (12 Rich. 2, c. 2; 13 Hen 4, c. 7), seein to be the only no means of excepting to the judge. Under the Roman clear instances in which justices of the peace in those law, even in its period of despotism, a recusatio judicis early times were authorised to inflict punishment upon was permitted, which was, in effect, a challenge to the their own inquiry and judgment. The first statute judge; but at the present day, in this land of freedom, upon which a summary conviction by a justice is on no such safeguard is proposed to compensate for the record is that of 33 Hen. 8, c. 6, against the practice absence of a jury. It is true, that a decision by a of carrying daggers or short guns. There appears to judge or magistrate in a matter in which he is intes have been a conviction on this statute removed into rested is voidable (Dimes v. The Grand Junction Canal | the Court of Queen's Bench as early as the 43rd of Company, 3 H. L. C. 759) if subsequent proceedings be Elizabeth; and “this very case," says Mr. Paley, adopted in order to avoid it; but there is no mode of “affords a proof of the objection which, in the state of declining the exercise of jurisdiction by the judge in manners at that day, might well exist against relaxing the first instance.

the jealousy of the common law, by intrusting anyWe trust that these important distinctions will not thing like arbitrary authority in private hands. It be overlooked by those members of our Legislature appears that a sheriff's officer, going to execute a writ who are about to discuss the Criminal Justice Bill in • Law of Summary Convictions, Introduction, p. 11. No. 11, Vol. I., New Series.

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