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LEGAL HONOURS.

# Sir JULIÁN PAUNCEFÓTE, K.C.B., Permanent Under-Secre. tary of State for Foreign Affairs, has been appointed Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the United States of America., Called at the Inner Temple in Easter Term, 1852,

Mr. EDWARD WILBERFORCE, barrister, has been appointed a Master of the Supreme Court of Judicature. Called at the Inner Temple iñi Michaelmas Term, '1866.

Mr. FREDERICK WHITTING, barrister, has been appointed Vice-Provost i of King's College, Cambridge. Called at Lincoln's Inn in Hilary Term, 1863..

Mr. JOHN DAVIES Williams, solicitor, of Denbigh, has been appointed Deputy Town Clerk of the borough of Cardiff

, in succession to Mr. Alfred Henry Collingwood, who has been appointed Town Clerk of Carlisle. Admitted in 1886.

Mr. FREDERICK ADAM STIGANT, solicitor, has been appointed Clerk to the Chatham Local Board. Admitted in 1884.

Mr. JOHN EDWARD BRAITHWAITE, solicitor, of Dorchester, has been appointed Assistant.Clerk to the Magistrates for the City of Bristol.

Mr, WILLIAM JAMES WATSON, solicitor, of Barnard Castle, has been appointed Clerk 'to the South Stockton Local Board, in succession to Mr. Matthew Bowser Dodds, resigned. Admitted in 1869.

THE TEMPLE NEWSPAPER LAW

REPORTS.

plaintiff, it must be for her benefit, which the compromise surrendering the right of appeal could not be, inasmuch as no costs in the case could be recovered against her.

MARTINSON V. THE CONSOLIDATD Co. (LIM.).—Bills of Sale Acts, 1878 and 1882.--Grantor's Description:-Commercial Clerk. Out of Employment at date of Bill of Sale.-Sufficient Description. -Plaintiff gave a Bill of Sale to defendants, dated October 27, 1888, his description therein was commercial clerk.” He had been in the employment of a firm of upholsterers as clerk till October 4, but was out of employment when the bill of sale was given. Held (by Lord Esher, M,R., Bowen and Fry, L.JJ.), affirming the decision of the Divisional Court: That the bill of sale was valid and the description of grantor's occupation sufficient.

QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION. COHEN V. KITTELL.-Gaming and Wagering Contracts.Action against Turf Commission Agent for not making Bets pursuant to Instructions.-Whether Action Maintainable.-Action against a turf commission agent, to recover £27 135. 60.-(1) as money had and received for plaintiff or to his use; or (2), alternately, by way of damages for breach of duty and contract, in not placing for plaintiff certain bets pursuant to instructions given to him per telegram by plaintiff. The first claim was, at the trial in the Mayor's Court, given up, it appearing defendant had not made the bets directed. Plaintiff deposited £5 with defendant. After his first transaction, £2 remained with defendant on hand. Plaintiff telegraphed to defendant to lay bets on certain horses, but he did not do so, and did not communicate with plaintiff. Had the bets directed to be made been made, the winnings would have been the above sum of £27 135.-6d. The Assistant Judge allowed the case to go to the jury, who found for plaintiff

, awarding him the sum claimed, but, doubting whether the action was maintainable, he gave leave to appeal. Held (by Huddleston, B., and Manisty, J.): That the action was not maintainable; for that action could not be maintained by the principal against his agent for not making contracts, on which, if made, neither principal nor' agent would have a right to recover from the other party to the contract.

STRUTT v. VesTRY OF ST. MARY ABBOTTS, KENSINGTON. Paving Ratc.-Apportionment in Unequal Proportions between Houses on either Side Street, those on one Side having Entrances, Road, Kensington, there is pavement on either side; on one side a row of houses faces the road, from which they are entered; on the other side are the backs of another row of houses. This last row of houses has its respective entrances in another street, which it faces, and for the paving of which the houses are rated. Colville Road, requiring paving, the vestry assessed the amounts to be charged on the houses, charging five-sixths on the houses which had entrances into this road, and onesixth on the houses opposite, which had no entrance into Colville Road. The owner of a house assessed to five-sixths contended that the cost should be equally apportioned on the houses under 18 & 19 Vict., C, 120, seçt. 5. The magistrate stated a case. Held (by Huddleston, B., and Manisty, J.): That the vestry had authority to make such an apportionment as they had done.

FAIRBANK V. Milner.-Action by Cab Proprietor against Hirer of Cab, for inducing Cabman to try a Strange Horse of Hirer's in the Cab.--Injury to Cab from Animal Bolting.Scope of Cabman's Employment.--Defendant hired a cab in the usual way; he, however, desired the cabman to drive to his stables, and there he showed the cabman a horse which he suggested should be tried in the cab, and which, being substituted for plaintiff's horse, was tried. The cabman helped to put the horse in, but, on beginning to drive it, the animal made a false step, put its foot into the dashboard, became frightened and unmanageable, and, running away, overturned and injured the cab. The cab proprietor, who had let it to the cabman on the usual terms, brought the present action for damage to the cab. Held (by Huddleston, B., and Manisty, J.), affirming the judgment of the County Court judge; That the cabman had no authority from the proprietor to put the defendant's horse into the cab, and that the defendant was liable.

JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF PRIVY COUNCIL.

BANK OF New South Wales v. O'CONNOR.-Mortgagor and Mortgagee;--Tender of Mortgage Debi.--Improper Refusal to accept Sufficient Amount-Whether Action of Detinue will lie for Deds and for Damages for Detention based on Refusal of Tender. -Appeal from judgment of Supreme Court of Victoria. O'Connor kept an account with a branch of above bank, and, being indebted 'thereon, deposited the title-deeds of certain land, executing a mortgage-in form, a conveyance upon trust for sale--the balance of proceeds, after payment of expenses and the debt with interest, to be paid to grantor. The conveyance contained a proviso that nothing therein should prejudice, &c., any lien the bank were entitled to in respect of the deposit of the title-deeds relating to the property in question. Subsequently, his account being overdrawn, his mother advanced him £300, on condition that it was to be applied for the purpose of obtaining back the deeds, or that it was to be restored at once. O'Connor went to the bank; the manager made out his account, showing a balance of indebtedness of £371. O'Connor objected to an item--one on discount account for bills-as monstrous. As the bills could not be due for months, he struck it out, tendered the balance, and demanded' his securities. The manager refused to give them up unless the whole amount claimed be repaid. O'Connor. said he had to return the money or take back the deeds. Two days later, the manager wrote to O'Connor that the bank would not insist on the item objected to, though entitled to do so. Next day the writ was issued by O'Connor. Some days later, the bank waived their general lien. “The writ claimed the return of the deeds, or £1,000—their value, and £2,000 damages for detention. The jury gave £700 as their value, and £1,500 damages for detention. Held (by Lords Watson, Fitzgerald, Hobhouse, and Macnaghten): That, assuming the tender to have been properly made and improperly

, refused, it was not equivalent to payment of the mortgage, so as to enable plaintiff to bring an action of detinue for his deeds, and that no action at law would, 'in the case of a mortgage, lie for refusal to accept a proper tender.

COURT OF APPEAL. RHODES V. SWITHỊNBANK.---Master and Servant.--Employers' Liability Act.--Injury to Girl of 16.-Action in County Court by next Friend.-Waiver by Defendant of costs on next Friend giving up infant Plaintiff's right of Appeal.- Power of Counsel to Compromise. --Authority of next Friend.-Conduct of Action.Action was brought under Employers' Liability Act in the Leeds County Court by a girl of i6, suing by her next friend, against her employer. The County Court judge non-suited plaintiff, and it was suggested that if there was no appeal by plaintiff, defendant should not ask for costs. To this plaintiff's counsel assented, but notice of appeal was after. wards. given. A Divisional Court held that no appeal would lie, but gave leave to appeal. Held (by Lord Esher, M.R., Bowen and Fry, L.JJ.), reversing the decision of the Divisional Court : That an appeal to the Divisional Court would lie from the judgment of the County Court judge, for that in order that anything done, beyond the mere conduct of the action, by the next friend, should bind the infant

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PUMP COURT ACROSTICS.

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this entry, have been presented by the case. That a legal PUMP COURT.

origin should be presumed for acts uninterruptedly done,

and which, if without legal origin, would be trespasses, is The Temple Rewspaper and Review. in many instances reasonable from its conformity to the

known facts of life. In other instances it is equitably

necessary to protect interests which have come into being EDITORIAL, ADVERTISEMENT AND PUBLISHING OFFICES,

from long acquiescence. The present case was in our

opinion of the latter class. The doctrine of presuming a lost 33, Exeter Street, Strand, W.C. grant has gone to some length. Charters and grants may,

its seems, from length of possession be presumed against

the Crown, if the Crown be capable of granting, and even MARCH 20, 1889.

an Act of Parliament may, it was suggested in Lopes v. Andrew (3 M. and Ry. 329, n.) be presumed in favour of very long user, though it would appear from R. v. St. Peter's Exeter (12 Ad. and E., 512), not a very recent Act, if no trace of its provisions could be found. The same principles, in slightly different form, are found in other kinds of cases, to a few of which we propose to call atten. tion. Once a highway always a highway, and no length

of time can legalise an encroachment or a nuisance. If, 1883

therefore, it is admitted that the locus in quo is a highway, the rigorous application of these principles would enable the removal, at any time, of anything interfering with the full enjoyment of the highway. Here, again, the same principles are found, and a lawful origin is presumed for an apparently long-existing encroachment, by treating the long existence of the encroachment as evidence that the original dedication was limited. In Fisher v. Prowse, 2 B. & S.,

771, defendant occupied a house adjoining the street, the Pro Lege.

mouth of the cellar opened into the street by a trap door; this trap door was closed at night by a flap which slightly projected over the footway. Over this flap the plaintiff fell.

It had, however, as far back as memory went, been in the PRESUMING A LEGAL ORIGIN. same condition ; and it was held there was no evidence to

go to the jury, on the ground that the evidence was con

sistent with a dedication to the use of the public, subject The recent decision of Halliday v. Phillips et al. (PUMP to the existing inconvenience in using the way. In Arnold Court, p. 175) was an excellent illustration of the diffi- v. Blaker, L. R., 6 Q.B., 433, a public highway across a culties which beset the application in practice of legal field was shown to exist; the defendants, surveyors of highprinciples well recognised in themselves. The action was ways, in order to repair the footway, placed materials on it

, brought for disturbance of a pew claimed as appurtenant to making it a hard causeway, so as to prevent the plaintiff a mansion-house. Occupation and user of the pew for two ploughing it up. Plaintiff brought an action of trespass, and hundred years, coupled with repair of the pew at intervals the Court gave judgment for him ; holding that, the owner by the plaintiff's predecessors in title to the

mansion-house, having always ploughed up the field, the proper inference were shown. Prior to this, in 1680, the books of the church was that only such qualified enjoyment was dedicated to contained an entry, “Received from E. H., for the ground the public, and that there could be such a limited dedication on which he has built a seat for his wife and family, 5s." at law. Another instance of limited dedication is afforded Other pews had been rented from the churchwardens; this by the case of Grand Junction Canal Co. v. Petty, 21 pew never. On the contrary, it had been let by plaintiff's Q.B.D., 273. A Company can dedicate a right of way to predecessors in title with the mansion-house, and in the the public, provided the right conferred is not inconsistent church books was entered as belonging to E. H., and being with the purposes for which the Company was formed; freehold. Day (J.) held that the entry of 1680 showed This was decided in Reg. v. Inhabitants of Leake, 5 Barn., that H. had no title, and that the user and repair were ex- and Adol, 469. In Grand Junction Canal Co. v. Petty (ubi plained by the permission of the churchwardens given in sup.), the public had for a long period used the towing 1680, and that a lost faculty was therefore not to be pre- path of a canal without objection, and had not been turned sumed. We omit reference to other points arising in the back by the Company, unless carrying nets or guns. In an case, but in no way qualifying the force of that part to which action of trespass brought to test the right of way, the jury we are calling attention. The Court of Appeal (Lord

for defendants, and a Divisional Court (Lord Esher, M.R., Bowen and Fry, L.JJ.) reversed this decision, Coleridge, L.C.J., and Mathew, J.) refused to set judgment on the ground that, the evidence pointing to exclusive pos- in their favour aside. If the evidence in this case pointed, session unchallenged for two hundred years, and having as it did, to dedication, it pointed to absolute dedication, regard to the fact that acts had been done which, if the but the soil of the locus in quo was vested in the Company, plaintiff had no title, would have been illegal, the Court and they could only make a dedication, limited by their would presume a lost faculty. That in this case justice was rights, in the first place, to use the towing-path for their own done by the operation of a beneficent fiction we have no purposes. The Court of Appeal (Lord Esher, M.R., more doubt than that no faculty was, though presumed, ever Lindley and Lopes, L.JJ.) affirmed the decision of the granted and lost. No doubt the churchwardens in 1680 con- Divisional Court, holding that the jury were entitled, on the sidered they had done all that was required by law to give evidence, to presume a limited dedication. E. H. a legal title to the pew; a disturbance of the Squire's pew, no matter by how doubtful a title at law it might be held, was unheard of during the century and a half of " tithing-cum-boring” which followed the year 1680. NEW YORK LIFE INSURANCE Probably, moreover, a strong feeling would be manifested

COMPANY. against disturbing a possession, which, if not founded on legal right, tailed in that quality only by reason of noncompliance with some form or some cumbrous and expen

MR. J. FISHER-SMITH INTERVIEWED. sive procedure, unintelligible and inappreciable enough to a layman's mind. Few, in short, would doubt that the user THERE is a tendency of the human mind to crystallize and repair were the result, in fact, of acting on the title thought, in the particular grooves in which its currents most supposed to have been created by the bargain entered into frequently flow. Hence, the reason that each individual in 1680. So Day (J.) held, no difficulty would, apart from

is more familiarly acquainted with the particular daily

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object he has in view in the pursuit of happiness—or at talking somewhat about our Company, and ourselves. The
least of subsistence. In each profession or business, those success of the New York Life may be rightly attributed
who are the leaders, are those who by dint of severe study to the following principal features :
and experience have become ingrained, as it were, with the ist. Because its plan embodies all the latest and best
knowledge of that with which they are brought in constant improvements and clauses of value that can be granted
daily contact. Such men live, move, and breathe without policy-holders.
effort, in a professional atmosphere that, to the unaccustomed 2nd. The people of all the nations where we do business are
outsider, seems difficult of respiration.

gradually beginning to recognise that our system, owing to
Pondering over such postulates, and with a desire to the strictness of the Government supervision, affords greater
delve deeply for the true inwardness of the enormous security to the assured, than that under any other nationality.
success that attends a certain Life Insurance Company, Then again, we earn a higher rate of interest than nearly
your interviewer found himself one bright and balmy any other Office, and, in consequence, the profits we give
morning recently, sauntering down Cheapside in the our policy-holders are great. Why ! our fifteen-year Endow-
direction of the Mansion House. The air, as far as the ment Tontine policies that have recently matured have
City's atmosphere can ever be, was redolent with the returned the policy-holders all moneys paid us by them
promise of Spring. The sunshine seemed almost brilliant during the time, with nearly 5 per cent. compound interest
and gave the usual haziness a tinge of purpling blue. Under added thereto.
such circumstances inspiration comes more easily. It came, Besides these, American Life Insurance Agents are, as a
and its result was a resolve to interview Mr. J. Fisher-Smith, rule, a superior class of men, and their methods of working
the genial General Manager of the New York Life are different, and more polished and enlightened, than those
Insurance Company, for he, of all others, could best unravel employed by their British brethren.
the tangled skein of reasons that was perplexing the soul of “Those reasons are very potent, but I would like a little
PUMP Court's representative, viz. : Why and how does the explanation about your plan. In what does it differ from
New York Life manage to secure the enormous amount of the ordinary?
new business that comes to it, year after year?

“In answer to that, I would advise you to read our Long before I came opposite 76 and 77, Cheapside, the Prospectus. However, I can say that we were the first to great gold letters indicating the name of the Company, introduce Tontine Endowment Insurance here; and from standing boldy out, caught my eye. I had noted them time to time, the original plan has been improved upon, by often before, but in a casual manner, only; now they adding all the most notable and valuable features which became more pertinent, and I could not suppress the life insurance experts have yet discovered, and in consethought :-What a capital advertisement on this crowded quence of this, our Non-Forfeiting Free Tontine is the latest thoroughfare!

and most improved form of policy issued by any Office." Crossing the current of the never ceasing tide of vehicles “I understand, Mr. Fisher-Smith, that some of the British of all sorts, I found myself in a moment at the enquiry Offices are issuing Tontines now. How do you account counter, and sent in my card to Mr. Fisher-Smith.

for that?” “See PUMP COURT?" I heard a voice cheerfully say, “Really I cannot say. For a long time our system was “Certainly, with pleasure, in a moment.” The moment decried, and our first years in England were years of passed in the closing of the door of the private offices on struggle. I presume, however, the value of the Tontine is the retreating footsteps of one of the many clients of the being more fully recognised, and you know, an Office, to be Company, and in the next, I was ushered into the presence successful, must keep pace with the times." of the General Manager of the New York Lite.

With a

“Quite true, but it would appear that you have keen glance but a pleasing expression he motioned me been subjected to the sincerest form of flattery,' eh?” to a chair, and answered my opening interrogative most “Yes, I think you can say that, for no Office has quite genially with, “I shall be pleased to give you the fullest approached our system in any way; you will pardon me if information in my power upon any questions concerning - I believe that they still remain ‘imitations.'” us, of interest to you."

“In addition to your prospectus I would like your last “In the first place," said I, "I notice by the various report, as I always keep a file of my collections in that reports, that your new business in 1881 was £ 6,600,000. line." In 1887, it had reached the sum of £20,446,000, by a “I am sorry I cannot give you one now, owing to the succession of enormous bounds; and for last year, I fact that we publish only the Sworn Government Report. understand it has even exceeded this very tidy sumi; I expect that of the Commissioners in a couple of weeks or though by how much, I must ask you to enlighten so, and will send you the full Sworn report immediately.” me?"

“You will pardon my apparent tediousness, Mr. Fisher " What you say is quite true; and in 1888 all our Smith, but I would like to ask you a few personal quesprevious records, large as they were, have been sur- tions ; polite ones of course." passed. The grand total of new business secured exceeds “Well, as long as you dont cross-question me too £26,000,000 sterling in amount.'

severely, I. shall have no objections answering you," he “Ah! This is what has been puzzling me, and I must laughingly replied. “ It seems that you English gentlemen tell you frankly it simply astounds me. Bourne, in his of the press are following closely in the footsteps of your 'Grand Totals,' makes the new sum assured by 82 British American brothers, in the art of interviewing." Companies in 1887 £32,690,000; and yet, in 1888, you “Oh! we must get at the truth some way, you know, have reached within £6,000,000 of this vast sum. How and there is nothing like twin interrogation marks in the do you do it?"

eyes, and a triplet on the tongue:-How long have you been
“There's no secret about it,” laughed Mr. Fisher-Smith with the New York Life ?"
in reply, “the reasons are palpable, and as plain as the "For 19 years past, as sub-manager and General Manager
noon-day sun. We do it, simply because our system gives for Great Britain. Mr. Crawford, my sub-manager, has been
the assured the best value for their money; and, you know, with me 17 years, and Mr. Rogers, my superintendent of
people always flock to the best market."

agents, has been with me to."
“Will you kindly explain what is the magnetic charm “You are not an Englishman?"
that draws so strongly ?"

“No! unless long residence here would Anglicize me.
“ The reasons are several, and I fear I might weary you. I was born in Boston, Massachusetts. I have been in the
You know," he added diffidently, we insurance men are Insurance business over 22 years."
sometimes accused of boring our hearers with the ever and “ Your long connection, and also that of your sub-officials,
oft-recurring subject that is uppermost in our minds." with the same Company speaks volumes in favour of you

“On the contrary, my dear sir, I am in quest of informa. all-Company included.” tion. My curiosity has been aroused by a study of the “Yes, I have been very lucky in my surroundings, men, stupendous figures of your business, and in pondering over and all.” the same, I came to the conclusion that at the fountain- "I noticed, as I came in, a very handsome scroll-work, in head the stream of information would flow most limped a frame against the wall. May I look at it?" and pure. This accounts for my presence here."

“Certainly." “Under those circumstances I have no hesitation in "Oh, I see-We, the undersigned District Managers and

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special representatives in Great Britain and Ireland, desire Mr. Shirley's admirably-designed students' works is sure to to record our high appreciation of you as the head of our de- be appreciated, and we think Mr. Hunter has done his partment, and ask you to accept at our hands a piece of plate work well, embodying in the book all important recent in tóken of the high esteem in which you are held by us all, decisions. It is, however, difficult to understand on what &c. *** We have always found you ready to assist us by an principle the page of a report on which a decision can be encouraging word, a happy way of smoothing temporary found has been uniformly omitted ; or why important troubles, and in every act and dealing showing the greatest cases reported in more than one series of reports have a courtesy, &c. &c. Earnestly hoping you may long be spared reference given to one series only, and that not always the to preside so ably over us, and with hearty wishes for your Law Reports. continued and unceasing success, we beg to subscribe

Bourne's Handy Assurance Directory for 1889.-We beg ourselves, &c. &c.' This must be very gratifying to you ?” to acknowledge the receipt of this valuable work of re

“Yes, I am not ashamed to say that I am very proud of ference for 1889, and must congratulate the editor upon it. It was presented me, with a very valuable piece of plate, the marked and unqualified success that has met this prowhich I keep on my sideboard at home, by my sub-managers

duction in the past. This issue—the third year of publicaand special representatives in different parts of the kingdom, tion-contains much additional information to its predecesand I prize it very much.”

sors, about one hundred pages having been added. Mr. “I can well understand it, and the feeling does you

Bourne's tables and expense ratios are of great value to all credit. It is a great achievement, amid the hurry and interested and engaged in life assurance in any capacity, friction of daily work, to win and retain the respect and and we can recommend the Directory as being especially regard of those who work under you.” And, indeed, it was valuable, both for the extended table and other statements refreshing to see the stern business man's eyes sparkle with of interest, which are remarkably full, at the same time genuine human feeling and kindliness as he recalled the succinct. incident, and the sincere good wishes of his fellow-workers Books received :-Railway and Canal Traffic Act, 1888. who had fought under his banner until he succeeded in By W. A. Hunter, LL.D., M.P., of the Middle Temple. earning for the British department of his Office the proud Part I. (an Exposition of Sect. 24 of the Act). (Sweet and position it occupies to-day.

Maxwell Limited) 1889; The Legacy of Cain. By Wilkie I thanked the courteous Manager for his kindness, and Collins.

3 vols. (Chatto and Windus). expressed a hope that I had not trespassed too much on his time.

"Not at all, my dear sir. You know, insurance men have the reputation of being interviewers, and a fellow

CORRESPONDENCE. feeling makes us wondrous kind,” added he, with a twinkle of the eye. “Besides, a representative of Pump Court is

To the Editor of PUMP COURT. always sure to receive attention in Insurance Offices." With a mutual good-bye, I then left, and got into the open

Sir,-Pride in one's craft or calling, in the old days, none

were ashamed of. Aping and sham, however, are the boast air. Cheapside was still surging with the multitude, and

of the nineteenth century, One hateful dead level of garb, the sunshine had temporarily retired ; but I still kept thought, and belief is the lofty goal for which it is ever thinking of the £26,000,000 of new business and striving. Everyone is to make out he is something he is not, the New York Life.

and to belong the least he can to his own true place.

Hence solicitors, instead of making the most of their pro. fessional life and standard, and fastening their minds on that

alone, are for ever hankering after the golden guineas of the UNDER THE PUMP.

Bar.

The unwithstood inroads of debt collectors and such like,

upon the fields of the Roll, I pass over. The question I do Literature and the Pension List.. wish to bring before the readers of the Solicitor's Review Jarl i bie William Morris Colles, of the Inner is this: The Inns of Court Rifle Volunteers are forbidden dimgilo) O Temple, Barrister-at-Law. This ground for all outside the Bar. Of Law Volunteers there is compilation was undertaken at the no other regiment. It is rank folly to talk of the Artists or å

battalion of the Victoria Rifles as in anyway whatever orld of request of the Committee of the

atoning for this. Why, in the name of common-sense, do not .11099 La Society of Authors. Mr. Colles has

the business lawyers of the Metropolis, instead of thronging reprinted the official list of pensions,

these corps, get leave to enrol, and then band themselves with the reasons assigned for each together under the name of the Inns of Chancery Rifle

appointment, and the amount; he Volunteers ? The backwardness of attorneys and solicitors 7 touches on the history of these pen

in looking upon themselves as a great guild, intrusted as sions, and maintains that a grant to

officers of the Courts of the Queen, with rights over and widows of men formerly in the Army,

above any other body in the land, has gone on far too

long. Navy, Diplomatic or Civil Service, is Other “ Arts and Crafts” have indeed forestalled us in Die in contravention of the Act which

finding enough among their own ranks to start a Volunteer Posto s created the fund available. With Corps. But better late than never. By the Solicitors' Act,

this contention we do not deal. We 1888, Home Rule was bestowed upon us. In every way, then, confess as we read the names in the official list and the should it be shown we can not only rule, but hold our sums awarded by a "grateful nation,” we thought that the

ST. GEORGE'S INN. wise man's utterance was applicable, “I saw under the sun

March 17th, 1889. that the race was not to the swift ... neither bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding." If anything

(We have long thought that the Inns of Court would do

wisely to throw open the corps to all lawyers, but the Com. can lead to amelioration of the system it is publicity, and

manding Officer, whom we approached on the subject, thinks we congratulate the Society on the happy idea which

differently; and there are many members of the corps who prompted the publication, and Mr. Colles on the manner think with him. There is a very considerable section, how. in which he has performed his task.

ever, of the energetic and working men who would be glad Practical Statutes of 1888, Part II. Edited by William to see the corps strengthened in this way. We give due Paterson, Judge of County Courts, and James Sutherland

weight to the reasons against this military fusion, and admit

that there might be some awkwardness at first in carrying it Cotton, Barrister-at-Law (Horace Cox), 1889.-In our

out, but the balance of advantage is wholly in favour of the review of Part I. of the “Practical Statutes" on October 24,

movement. 1888, we expressed our opinion that this useful work fully

Our correspondent, however, is quite right. It is high time maintained its reputation ; Part II. is, if anything, even that solicitors formed a corps for themselves. It is possible more thoroughly done, the notes on the Trustee Act and that if they set about it the right way, and get the leading Law of Libel Amendment Act being particularly full and

solicitors to countenance the movement, they would obtain

the warrant. Unfortunately, however, there is not the same instructive.

cohesion among solicitors as exists at the Bar, and as a body The Criminal Law. W. Shirley Shirley, M.A. Second

there is less esprit de corps and more individual egoism. The edition, by C. S. Hunter, M.A., LL.B., Barrister-at-Law

reasons are not far to seek, and it is inevitable that it should (Stevens and Sons). A second edition of one of the late be so.-ED.

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3. Mon. Battalion Cup 28. Thur. 2nd Cl. Firing

and Prizes

advice now, when I recommend Colon Gold shares. These April 1. Mon. Benchers' &

6. Thur. ist Cl. Firing

will turn out every whit as good. I have carefully Rcts'. Cups

Co. Cups

examined the report of the eminent mining engineer on 4. Thur. 3rd Cl. Firing 10. Mon. Whit Mon. these mines, and from other reliable sources of information, 8. Mon. Practice

13. Thur. 3rd Cl. Firing can safely predict great things for these shares in the 11. Thur. 2nd Cl. Firing 17. Mon. Practice, and

immediate future. My advice is, Buy now while they are 15. Mon. James' Cup

at 2:30. p.in, cheap; you will be glad to get them at double the price 18. Thur. 3rd Cl. Firing

Fnl. Monthly 22. Mon. EASTER Mon.

within a month or two, and even then I should recommend

Cup
25. Thur. 2nd Cl. Firing 4., ! 20. Thur. 2nd Cl. Firing

you to buy. The price at the present moment of writing is 29. Mon. Ist Wb.Cmp. ( 24. Mon, Locock Cup

75. to 8s., but they will go 6d. better before this issue May 2. Thur. 3rd Cl. Firing 27. Thur, ist Cl. Firing of PUMP COURT is published. Another safe venture is -Brewster

28. Fri,

* INSPECTION Organos. From is. 6d. they rapidly rose to 5s. Of course, 6. Mon. 2nd Wb.Cmp.

a lot of holders who are obliged to turn their money over -Cotton July 1. Mon. Practice

quickly immediately rushed to sell, and realised a handsome 9. Thur. 2nd Cl. Firing 4. Thur. 3rd Cl. Firing profit right off. This rush of sellers reduced the price by a -Brewster

8. Mon. *Wb.Meeting 13. Mon, 3rd Wb.Cmp.

commences shilling, but they are bound not only to go back to 5s. but -Cotton

11. Thur. 2nd Cl.Firing to considerably advance on this price, which by no means 16. Thur. 3rd Cl. Firing 15. Mon. Cl.Firing and even nearly represents the high-water mark of these shares. -Brewster

Practice My advice is, Buy now while they are cheap, and watch for 20. Mon, 4th Wb. Cmp. 18. Thur. ist Cl. Firing the rise, -Cotton

22. Mon. Cl.Firing and 23. Thur. 2nd Cl. Firing

Practice Having regard to the fearful uncertainty that at present - Brewster

25. Thur. 3rd and 2nd exists on the Paris Bourse, and the extent to which its 27. Mon. Battalion Cup

Çi. Firing current of business has been suddenly diverted from the and Prizes 29. Mon. Cl.Firing and

ordinary course, it is satisfactory to find that our Home 30. Thur. ist Cl. Firing

Practice
Co. Cups

markets continue so steady. Taking securities all round,

they maintain a fairly good price, and, in the absence of The days for Class Firing during August, September and

any unforeseen financial catastrophe, will certainly advance, October will appear on the Notice Boards. The Monthly Cup will be shot for in each of the above

not recede. The proportion of the business transacted by Competitions, except on June 17.

Capel Court with the Paris Bourse to its whole business, Ñ B.—The Regimental Camp is arranged for June 19–26. becomes less yearly. Our transactions with Berlin, New * The dates of these events are subject to alteration. York, and the other leading stock markets of the world

The range is at Stanmore, and the corps has the exclusive became greater every year, and the prices inanipulated by use of the range on Mondays and Thursdays.

French speculators will have less influence in determining

our own. At the moment of writing, markets are decidedly UNITED LAW SOCIETY.

healthy, and the outlook, notwithstanding all disturbing causes, is decidedly promising. I can point to two great

facts in our favour-trade is improving month by month, February 18.-Mr. A. M. Lazarus moved : “ That the and peace is assured for a considerable period. Money is decision in Vagliano Brothers v. Bank of England was in good demand, but the supply is ample, and at wrong."

moderate rate. Day loans have been in good request at Mr. J. Samuel Green opposed.

about 24 per cent. There have not been any great extent The following spoke :-“For the motion : Mr. A. K. of Bank Bills, on offer, but the rate for them has been Common. Against : Messrs. Nathan, Miller, Kains-Jackson, fully 23 per cent. Goschens and India Stocks have and D'Arcy B. Collyer.

improved s. Colonials are about the same. Peruvians Mr. Lazarus having replied, the motion was put to the show a little weakness, but Greeks are regaining their House and lost by four votes.

recent fall. Egyptians still continue strong, and are clearly February 25.--Mr. W. Sherrington moved :-“That it is a favourite stock with investors. (1) inexpedient, and (2) contrary to law, that women should

Coming to our Home Rails, I have no sit on the County Council.”

Home Rails, reason to doubt that the traffic will conMr. F. Minchin Voules opposed.

continue good, and the markets for the The following spoke :-For the motion : Messrs. Le

Stocks keep firm. Brighton “A's," as a matter of course, Maistre, Strickland, Miller, and Common. Against : Messrs.

are buoyant, on the satisfactory traffic return. The SouthRoss Browne, McMillan, Aiyangar, and Bull.

Eastern return is also good, although distanced by the Messrs. Hartley and Marcus supported the opener on

Brighton.

The increase of traffic in the South-Eastern the question of expediency but agreed with Mr. Voules on

and the London, Chatham and Dover Railways, during the legal point.

the Paris Exhibition, will, to my mind, be far greater than March 4.-This evening was devoted to private business.

has hitherto been anticipated. It will have by no means March 11.-Mr. Marcus, in an able and vigorous speech, unimportant effect upon the dividends. Investors will do moved :—“That the present Government have forfeited all

well to note this. Great Easterns are also good, and will claim to the confidence of the country.”

further improve, assuming that we have a traffic-producing He was supported by Mr. Aiyangar and opposed by

summer. The Scotch lines hold their own. Caledonians Messrs. Strickland, Conner, and McMillan, the last named

are a good investment; while as regards North British, they gentleman in particular making a remarkably effective

cannot fail to have a substantial rise in the opening of that speech. On the motion of Mr. Lazarus the debate was

magnificent work, the Forth Bridge, which will constitute adjourned until next month.

the North British the premier line of Scotland. F. MINCHIN VOULES, Hon. Reporter.

Americans still keep a weak and very unThe anniversary of the production, and the 331st per- American Rails, settled market. There has been a good deal formance, of “Sweet Lavender," takes place at Terry's

of manipulating in the coal lines, and I Theatre, on Thursday evening next, March 21, on which should say

that those who touch them are very likely to occasion souvenirs will be presented to visitors to all burn their fingers. There has been some nibbling at Norparts of the house. On the same day the company give a folk and Westerns, which are probably a sound stock, matinée performance at Brighton, and will partake of the though of slow growth. Grand Trunks are sluggish. This anniversary dinner in a Pullman car on their journey to may possibly arise from the knowledge of the fact that its town.

traffics have recently been comparing with abnormally low

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