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Moyle, Whitchurch, Shropshire, linendraper, Oct. 16 at 12, at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol.- Rev. LavDistrict Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester, div.-- Jas. Wil-rence Eyre, Dalby Rectory, Terrington, Yorkshire, clerk. kinson, Manchester, grocer, Oct. 12 at 12, District Court of Oct. 9 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds.-Wn. Bankruptcy, Manchester, div.-Robert Priestley, Manchester | Chambers, Raistrick, Halifax, Yorkshire, builder, Sept. 23 at and Ardwick, Lancashire, grocer, Oct. 12 at 12, District Court 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds.-Wm. Treenwood, of Bankruptcy, Manchester, first and fin. div.

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inn- Orders have been made, vesting in the Provisional Assignee keeper, Oct. 12 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-G.

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Williams, on Monday last, after a very short illness. of Bankruptcy, Liverpool.- Alex. Smith and Thomas Irvine,

Sir John Williams was called to the Bar, 15th June, Liverpool, merchants, Oct. 13 at 11, District Court of Bank

1804; appointed King's Counsel, 1827; a Baron of ruptcy, Liverpool.-Joseph Charké, Plymouth, Devonshire. | Exchequer, 28th February, 1834; and a Justice of the innkeeper, Oct. 14 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Exeter. Court of King's Bench, Easter Term, 1834. -John Bishop, Manchester, painter, Oct. 12 at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester.

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LONDON, SEPTEMBER 26, 1846. | interest to do so, to continue his case throughout under

the same guidance, so far at least as the private arrangeOur readers will not have failed to perceive, in our ments of the Bar, for their own convenience and the list of the acts passed during the late session, the im- dispatch of business, do not interfere with such an portant one which throws open the Court of Common | arrangement. Pleas to the Bar generally. That this measure will, in The effect on the ancient order of Serjeants, it is not. the language of its own preamble, “tend to the more very difficult to foresee. In a few years, or, at least, equal distribution, and to the consequent dispatch, of when the present generation of Serjeants has passed business in the superior courts of common law at West- away, Serjeants will have become historical, and their minster," there can be no doubt. Manifold would be rank will merge in that of Queen's Counsel; for, when the evils attending, in the present state of society, an the only advantage, or supposed advantage, of the degree arrangement by which only one class of counsel should of Serjeant, that of exclusive audience in the Common be permitted to practise in any one particular court, and Pleas, shall have been destroyed, there will be no constill greater are the evils, when the arrangement is ap- ceivable inducement for a man to pay very heavy fees, plied to the business in banc only, of a court of common for the mere pleasure of giving rings, and wearing a law.

wig of special structure. The extinction, however, of It is always of importance to the solicitor to be able this venerable order, as it is justly termed by Blackto keep his case throughout its various stages in the stone, since its existence is clearly traced back through hands of the same counsel. We do not say that it must nearly six centuries *, though it may cause a pang to be always of advantage for him actually to do so; because cases may occur in which the talent of one

* Mr. Chitty, in his note to Blackstone, (vol. 1, p. 21, man is of a kind peculiarly suited to a particular n. (O)), says, that the first mention he has met with in our law stage of a business, or a particular tribunal, and ex- books of serjeants or counters, is in the Statute of Westmintremely unfitted for another stage of it, or another tri- ' :

ster 1, (3 Edw. 1, c. 29), and in Horn's Mirror, in the same

reign. The statute, which is not printed, is so curious, as bunal. But, speaking generally, a case is best carried

shewing what were the propensities, in that day, of even so through where the counsel who have advised and argued honourable a body of men as serjeants, and what was the from the beginning, advise and argue till the end; at despotic discipline to which the Bar was subjected, that we last, the suitor ought to have the right of determining

etermining cannot resist the temptation of transcribing it:-“ Pourveu

que si nul serjaunt, count (countre), ou autre face nule manere for himself whether such a course is to his ad- de deceit ou de collusion en la Court le Roi, ou consente de vantage; and nothing can be more preposterous, than faire la en deceite de la court, et pur enginer la court ou la to say to a suitor, whose cause is in the Common partie, et de ceo soit atteint ; lors eit la prison d'un an et d'un Pieas, that, unless he retains a serjeant for his counsel | The richness of the expression “pur enginer i

jour et mes ne soit oie en la court a counter in nulluy.!!

vvart” is throughout, he must have no other continuity of coun- | scarcely translateable. It is translated in the thea book by sel. The effect of the new regulation will, therefore, the words, " or to beguile the court." Hanne in the prebe beneficial in a twofold way. It will not only give sent day, it is not the practice of counsel to ded we the court, to the suitor a larger class of advocates to select from,

or to try to "enginer la court;" but we shonld e tle sur. c

prised at the committal of a serjeant to prison el he did but it will enable him, when it is, in his opinion, his attempt such an offence. Vol. X.

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the mind of those who take keen delight in historical from the Great Western Railway at West Drayton to Us. associations, and such are ever of the finer order of bridge, in Middlesex,” and “ An Act for making a Railway

from the Great Western Railway at Maidenhead, in Berkshire, minds,—ought not to be allowed to weigh against the

to the town of High Wycombe, in the county of Bucking obvious public benefit of entire freedom of selection ham ;" or to so much of an act passed in this session, c. for the suitor; and we are to remember, for the cclxxviii], intituled “ An Act to authorise certain Extensions comfort and consolation of those even who would grieve

of the Line of the Oxford, Worcester, and Wolverhampton

| Railway, and to amend the Act relating thereto," as authorises over the departed glories of Serjeantcy, as over the the construction of a branch railway from the Oxford, Worloss of an institution, that though, in truth, the order cester, and Wolverhampton Railway to the town of Witney, of Serieants is connected with much that is most / in the county of Oxford; or to an act passed or which may be

passed in this session of Parliament, "to authorise the conto be reverenced in the history of our jurisprudence;

renced in the history of our jurisprudence; | struction of a railway from Melin-y-Manach to Rhydydefydd, and though, to its still greater honour, that order has in the county of Glamorgan." had to boast of many men who, in times of political 3. That the several railways authorised to be constructed by difficulty and attacks made by privilege on the liberties an act passed in the last session of Parliament, [c. cxc], inti. of the subject, have been bold as well as able, in the

tuled " An Act for making a Railway, to be called The South

Wales Railway,'” and by an act also passed in the last session cause of legitimate freedom; the men who have so of Parliament, (c. cxci), intituled “ An Act for making a Railadorned the order did so, not because they were Ser-way from Monmouth to Hereford, with Branches therefrom jeants at law, but because they were good and great to Westbury and to join the Forest of Dean Railway," and by men; and last, if not least, be it remembered, that, if,

two acts passed in this session of Parliament, severally intituled

“ An Act for completing the Line of the South Wales Rail. as we predict, the recent act nas struck the death-blow way, and to authorise the Construction of an Extension, and to the order of Serjeants, it was better that that honour certain Alterations of the said Railway, and certain Branch able and venerable order should die decently under the Railways in connexion therewith," and [c. cv] “ An Act for

making a Railway Communication between the City of Bristol stab of an act of the Legislature, than moulder away, as

and the proposed South Wales Railway, in the County of it threatened to do, in the humiliation of a forgotten Monmouth, with a Branch Railway therefrom,” shall be conold age.

structed on the gauge of seven feet.

4. That it shall not be lawful, after the passing of this act,

to alter the gauge of any railway used for the conveyance of PUBLIC GENERAL STATUTES.

passengers. 9 & 10 VICTORIÆ.—Session 6.

5. That nothing hereinbefore contained shall be deemed to (Continued from p. 356).

affect the provisions of two acts passed in the last session of Parliament, fc. clxxxviii and c. cclxxxiv], respectively inti.

tuled “ An Act for making a Railway from the City of Oxford CAP. LVII.

to the Town of Rugby," and “ An Act for making a Railway An Act for regulating the Gauge of Railways.

from Oxford to Worcester and Wolverhampton," with respect

[18th Aug. 1846.] to the gauge on which they are to be formed, or the additional Sect. 1. On what Gauge Railways shall be made.

rails, which, according to the several provisions of the last two 2. Exception of certain Railways.

recited acts, are to be, or may be, laid down and maintained 3. Certain Railways to be on the broad Gauge.

on the railways thereby authorised, or with respect to the 4. Gauge not to be altered.

powers thereby conferred on the commissioners of her Ma5. Provision as to the Oxford and Rugby, and Oxford,

jesty's Privy Council for trade and foreign plantations conWorcester, and Wolverhampton Railways.

cerning the construction and use of the railways thereby au. 6. Penalty on Company for constructing Railways con

thorised. trary to this Act.

6. That if any railway, used for the conveyance of pás7. Railways constructed contrary to this Act may be sengers, shall be constructed or altered contrary to the proabated.

visions of this act, the company authorised to construct the 8. Recovery of Penalties.

railway, or, in the case of any demise or lease of such rail. 9. Act may be amended, &c.

way, the company for the time being having the control of Whereas it is expedient to define the gauge on which rail

the works of such railway, shall forfeit 101. for every mile of

such railway which shall be so unlawfully constructed or alo ways shall be constructed : be it enacted, &c., that, after the

tered, during every day that the same shall continue so unpassing of this act, it shall not be lawful (except as herein. after excepted) to construct any railway for the conveyance of

lawfully constructed or altered ; and, in estimating the amount passengers on any gauge other than four feet eight inches and

of any such penalty, any distance less than one mile shall be half an inch in Great Britain, and five feet three inches in oumated us a me. Ireland: Provided always, that nothing hereinbefore contained 7. That, over and above the penalty hereinbefore provided, shall be deemed to forbid the maintenance and repair of any

if any railway used for the conveyance of passengers shall be railway constructed before the passing of this act on any gauge

constructed or altered contrary to the provisions of this act, other than those hereinbefore specified, or to forbid the laying

it shall be lawful for the commissioners of her Majesty's of new rails on the same gauge on which such railway is con

Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings, or structed within the limits of deviation authorised by the several

for the lords of the committee of her Majesty's Privy Council acts under the authority of which such railways are severally for Trade and Foreign Plantations, to abate and remove the constructed.

same, or any part thereof so constructed or altered contrary 2. That nothing hereinbefore contained shall apply to any

to the provisions of this act, and to restore the site thereof to railway constructed, or to be constructed, under the provisions

its former condition. of any present or future act containing any special enactment 8. That all penalties under this act may be recovered from defining the gauge or gauges of such railway, or any part the company liable to pay and make good the same, as, under thereof, or to any railway which is in its whole length south the provisions of an act passed in the last session of Parliaward of the Great Western Railway, or to any railway in ment, [c. 20], intituled “An Act for consolidating in one Act any of the counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, or Somerset, certain Provisions usually inserted in Acts authorising the for which any act has been or shall be passed in this session making of Railways,'' a penalty for any infringement of the of Parliament, or to any railway in any of the last-mentioned last-recited act is recoverable against a company authorised to counties now in the course of construction, or to the two construct a railway. railways severally to be constructed under the authority of 9. That this act may be amended or repealed by any act to two acts passed in this session of Parliament, [c. clxvi and be passed in this session of Parliament. C. ccxxxvi], severally intuled “ An Act for making a Railway |

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