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INSOLVENT DEBTORS

Middlesex.-Henry J. Tarling, St. John-street, Clerkenwell Who have filed their Petitions in the Court of Bankruptcy, Middlesex, hay and straw salesman : in the Debtors Prison - and have obtained an Interim Order for Protection from for London and Middlesex.

Henry Shelitoe, Barking, Essex, Process.

smack owner : in the Debtors Prison for London and Middle. Joseph Rumsey, Croes-y-Ceilog, Llanvrechva Lower, Mon. beer : in the Debtors Prison for London and Middleses.

sex.-Wm. Pearce, Old-street-road, Middlesex, retailer mouthshire, agent to a maltster, Jan. 11 at 10, County Court Edgar

May, Cowley-place, Commercial-road, Peckham, Sur, of Monmouthshire, at Pontypool.-Roger Dunphy, Gamesley, rey, cheesemonger: in the Debtors Prison for London and Glossop, Derbyshire, machine printer, Jan. 10 at 12, County | Middlesex.-John Hearle, Titchborne-street, Regent-street, Court of Derbyshire, at Glossop:-—Thos. Simpson, Thurnby, Middlesex, dentist : in the Debtors Prison for London and Leicestershire, out of business, Jan. 10 at 10, County Court Middlesex.-Thomas Hedges, Dorset-mews, Dorset-square of Leicestershire, at Leicester.-William Wells the younger, Marylebone, Middlesex, tailor: in the Debtors Prison for Lon. Leicester, grocer, Jan. 10 at 10, County Court of Leicester- don and Middlesex.-J. Holmes, Brompton-crescent, Bromp shire, at Leicester.-Thomas Cooke, Frokfield, Hampshire, out of business, Jan. 3 at 11, County Court of Hampshire, at ton, Middlesex, commission agent : in the Queen's Prison.

Nicholas Carter, London-wall, London, vellum binder : in the Petersfield.

Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.-Alfred Parr, The following Person, who, on his Petition filed in the Streatley, Berkshire, out of business : in the Queen's Prison,

Court, has obtained an Interim Order for Protection - Alexander White, St. Martin's-lane, Middlesex, baker : in from Process, is required to appear in Court as herein- the Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.-W. Hancset, after mentioned, at the Court-house, in Portugal-street, Quadrant-road, Highbury New-park, Green-lanes, Stoke Nere Lincoln's Inn, as follows, to be examined and dealt with ington, Middlesex, builder : in the Debtors Prison for London according to the Statute:

and Middlesex.-Alexander Gibbs, Allsop-terrace, New-road, Adjourned Hearing.

St. Marylebone, Middlesex, artist in stained glass : in the Jan. 4 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner PHILLIPS.

Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.-S. A. Alles, Wm. A. Surth, Lewisham, Kent, tailor.

Manor-place, Walworth, Surrey, coffee-house keeper : in

the Gaol of Surrey.-George Washington Bristow, Arbour. Saturday, Dec. 16.

square, Commercial-road, East Stepney, Middlesex, gentleAssignees have been appointed in the following Cases. Fur. man : in the Queen's Prison.-Wm. Malam, Blackfriars-road,

ther particulars may be learned at the Office, in Portugal. Surrey, engineer : in the Queen's Prison.-Hugh M* Anulty, Street, Lincoln's-inn-fields, on giving the Number of the Town-end, Kingston, Surrey, linendraper : in the Gaol of Case.

Surrey.-Samuel Varley, Harp-lane, Tower-street, London, Michael T. Slater, Henley, Oxfordshire, out of business, shoemaker : in the Debtors Prison for London and Middleses. No. 78,742 C.; Joseph Delves, assignee. - Thomas Green 1.-J. Neal, New-road, St. George's-in-the-East, Middlesex, wood, Sowerby, near Halifax, Yorkshire, woollen cloth manu

baker : in the Debtors Prison for London and Middleses.facturer, No. 78,820 C.; Robert Stansfeld, assignee.-Abra. William Henry Webster, Bryan-terrace, Caledonian-road, ham Whitehead, Lee Bank-bottom, Ovenden, Yorkshire, Islington, Middlesex, painter : in the Debtors Prison for grocer, No. 78,976 C.; John Feather, assignee.-William London and Middlesex.-William Brown, Clarendon-street, Porritt, Gomersall, Yorkshire, agent for the sale of flocks, Somers-town, Middlesex, out of business : in the Debters No. 78,892 C.; William Lister, assignee.-Thomas Besley, Prison for London and Middlesex.-Robert James Jones, West Exe, Tiverton, Devonshire, baker, No. 78,985 C.; J. Albert-terrace, Ball's-pond-road, Islington, Middlesex, wareWood, assignee.—John Spooner, Worcester, schoolmaster, houseman: in the Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex. No. 79,010 C.; George Pollard, assignee.-Joseph Hepworth, --Thos. Collinson, Leeds, Yorkshire, commission agent : in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, dyer, No. 79,031 c.; J. Sunder the Gaol of York.-Wm. Richards, Stourbridge, Worcester. land, assignee. --Abraham Holt, Bradford, Yorkshire, brick shire, engineer: in the Gaol of Worcester.- Wm. Christmas manufacturer, No. 79,036 C.; Samuel Webster, assignee.- Mansfield, Hadley.green, near Barnet, Middlesex, solicitor : Wm. Ripley, Halifax, Yorkshire, shoemaker, No. 79,019 C.; in the Gaol of Ipswich.- Barnabas Barrett, Ipswich, Suffolk, Thomas Clark and John Boddy, assignees.-Henry Sommers, sculptor : in the Gaol of Ipswich.-Wm. Bryant, DulverLong Stratton, near Norwich, Norfolk, hotel keeper, No. ton, Somersetshire, licensed victualler : in the Gaol of Wilton. 64,736 T.; Charles Lowe, assignee.-Wm. Josling, Bradford, John Bindley, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, commercial Yorkshire, shoemaker, No. 78,966 C.; Henry Slee, assignee. traveller : in the Gaol of Leicester.-George Kay, Hulme, -Lewis Levy, Portland-place, Circus-road, St. John's-wood, Manchester, retail dealer in ale : in the Gaol of Lancaster. Middlesex, picture dealer, No. 64,614 T. ; Alexander Honey. John Atwell, Bittern, Hampshire, potato dealer : in the Gaol man, assignee.--Edwin Eaton, Salford, Lancashire, baker, of Southampton.-William Robinson Bigden, Southampton, No. 78,913 C.; Joshua Swallow and Wm. Harding, assignees. hatter : in the Gaol of Southampton.-George James, Ware--Robert Rodwell, Marsworth, Buckinghamshire, shoemaker, ham, Dorsetshire, tailor : in the Gaol of Dorchester.

John No. 79,087 C.; William Sharp, assignee.-Benjamin Wells, Gothard, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, drysalter : in the Gaol of Bradford, Yorkshire, out of business, No. 79,021 C.; Jacob York.-Thos. Andrews, Birkenhead, Cheshire, in no business : Holdsworth, assignee.-T. Pennington, Castleford, Yorkshire, in the Gaol of Chester.-Charles Swash, Neath, Glamor. out of business, No. 79,002 C.; Mark Wright, assignee.-T. ganshire, shoemaker : in the Gaol of Cardiff.—Richard BradYates the elder, Colton, near Rugelby, Staffordshire, farmer, ley, Lancaster, beerseller : in the Gaol of Lancaster. James No. 78,948 C.; Frederick Crabb, assignee.-B. Springall, Bell, Everton, Liverpool, joiher : in the Gaol of Lancaster.Norwich, Norfolk, out of business, No. 78,949 C.; A. Goose, labourer : in the Gaol of Lancaster.-Geo. Barle Chambers,

Robert Boadle, Ellers Ulverstone, Lancashire, farmer's assignee. Saturday, Dec. 16.

Plymouth, Devonshire, baker : in the Gaol of St. Thomas. Orders have been made, vesting in the Provisional Assignee shire, grocer's assistant : in the Gaol of Oxford.—Josepă

the Apostle.-Thos. Fletcher, Horley, near Banbury, Oxfordthe Estates and Effects of the following Persons:

Holtom, North Mimms, Hertfordshire, wheelwright: in the (on their own Petitions).

Gaol of Hertford.—Thos. Knight, Birmingham, out of busi. Warwick A. Hunt, Suffolk-place, Pall-mall, Middlesex, ness: in the Gaol of Warwick. George Scarlett, Longwood, attorney-at-law: in the Gaol of Surrey.-John Clary, Brad-near Huddersfield, Yorkshire, stone merchant : in the Gaol ley terrace, Wandsworth-road, Surrey, clerk to a brewer : in of York.-Hugh Shawcroft, Kirkdale, Lancashire, out of the Gaol of Surrey.-S. Allee, Oval-cottages, Hackney-road, business : in the Gaol of Lancaster.-Elias Boardman, Bed. Middlesex, spinster : in the Debtors Prison for London and ford Leigh, near Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, joiner : in the Middlesex.- John Lovell Lawton, Somerset-street, Portman. Gaol of Lancaster.-Wm. David, Treboth, Llangavelach, Glasquare, Middlesex, commission agent: in the Queen's Prison. morganshire, copperman: in the Gaol of Cardiff. - Joka -Thomas A. Bugden, Manor-place, Norwood, Surrey, out of Stephens, Plymouth, Devonshire, joiner : in the Gaol of St. business : in the Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.— Thomas-the-Apostle. - David Crabtree, Hopwood, near Bury, David Harrow, Brydges-street, Covent-garden, Middlesex, Lancashire, cotton-waste dealer : in the Gaol of Lancaster, box maker : in the Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex. -Robert Larson, Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, traveller : in -Wm. Maides, St. John-street, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, hay the Gaol of Lancaster.-Thos. Wilkinson, Hulme, Manches and straw salesman: in the Debtors Prison for London and I ter, stonemason : in the Gaol of Lancaster, Thomas Wil.

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DECEMBER 30, 1854.

PRICE 1s.

NAMES OF THE CASES REPORTED IN THIS NUMBER.
ROLLS COURT.

COURT OF Queen's BENCH.
Tench v. Cheese.-(Accumulations-Thellusson Act) 1087 Thompson v. Shippard.-- (Payment of Money into
VICE-CHANCELLOR STUART's Court.

Court-Excepted Actions - Plea Common-law
Wisden 0. Wisden.-(Will - Construction, Direc.

Procedure Act, 1852, (15 & 16 Vict. c. 76), 88. tion to pay Debts-Mortgage-Exoneration

70, 71).......

1101 Joint Tenancy-Devise to J. W., who had died

BAIL COURT. leaving a Son-7 Will. 4 & 1 Vict. c. 26, s. 33—

Ex parte The Overseers of the Liberty of Saffron Hill. Descent).

1090

(Ruinous Buildings, Owner of_7 & 8 Vict. VICE-CHANCELLOR Wood's COURT.

c. 84)

1104 Langton o. Langton.-(Mortgagor and Mortgagee

Anon.--(Writ of Summons, Renewal ofNunc pro Costs)

1092 Tunc-Common-law Procedure Act, 1852) 1104 COURTS OF QUEEN'S BENCH AND EXCHEQUER CHAMBER.

COURT OF Common PLEAS.
Lord Londesborough v. Mowatt.—(Railway Company Charles o. Alton.-(Pleading-Set-off of Damages to
-Provisional Directors-Undertaking to return

avoid Circuity of Action)..

1105 Deposits-Failure to obtain Act-Action by Scrip.

In re Milnes and Robertson.-(Bankrupt, Submisholder-Deed indemnifying Directors-Merger of

siun to Arbitration by)..

1108 Contract-Deposit in Name of another-Execution of Parliamentary Contract and Subscribers'

COURT OF EXCHEQUER. Agreement by Nominee-Letter of Allotment- Hamilton v. Bell.—(12 & 13 Vict. c. 106, s. 125Slemp-Claim of Interest—3 & 4 Will. 4, c. 42,

Goods in Possession, Order, or Disposition of 8. 28- Special Verdict) 1094 Bankrupt)

1109

ADVERTISEMENTS.

Hamilton v. Bass, Id. 638). Revising barristers themThe Scale of Charges for Advertisements will in future be selves differed in opinion upon the subject, and the infollows:

£ 8. d. quiry, “ What is value ?" seemed as hard to solve as For 2 lines or under.

0 2 0

the celebrated one, “What is a pound ?” 3

0 2 6 03 0

Taking an à priori common-sense view of the matter, 5

0 3 6 one would have said that the sum which the land was 6

0 4 0

capable of producing annually was its annual value, or, And so on, at the rate of 6d. per line.

as it has been tersely expressed A discount, proportioned to the number of repetitions, ill be allowed upon all Advertisements ordered for three or

“ The value of a thing pre insertions.

Is just the money it will bring."
LONDON, DECEMBER 30, 1854.

A difficulty, however, was supposed to be raised by the

stat. 8 Hen. 6, c. 7, requiring the voter to be one that More than 400 years have elapsed since the passing may “expend” 40s. by the year. That statute, which

the first statute (8 Hen. 6, c. 7) which required is still the governing one upon the subject, after reters for members of Parliament to possess a property citing that the elections of knights of shires“ have now lalification, and it is remarkable that until last term of late been made by very great, outrageous, and exceshad never been clearly decided whether the freehold sive number of people, . . . . of the which most partentioned in that statute must be actually productive was of people of small substance and of no value, 40s. by the year, or whether it was sufficient that it whereof every of them pretended a voice equivalent as ould be capable of producing that amount. It is true to such elections with the most worthy knights and at before the year 1843, when the stat. 6 Vict. c. 18, esquires, whereby manslaughters, riots, batteries, and ve an appellate jurisdiction to the Court of Common divisions among the gentlemen and other people shall eas over the decisions of revising barristers, this very likely rise and be," enacts, that the knights of estion could not receive a judicial solution; but it shires shall be chosen by people “whereof every one of ist frequently have come incidentally before parlia- them shall have free land or tenement to the value of ntary committees, who did not, however, give to it 40s. by the year at the least above all charges, . . . and ự precise answer. The Court of Common Pleas, such as have the greatest number of them, that may der its new powers, had often discussed the amount expend 40s. by the year and above, (qui poient ex“ value” necessary for the exercise of the elective pendre par an. 408. et outre), as afore is said, shall be nchise, but generally with reference to the deduc- returned; . . . . and the sheriff shall have to examine ns that should be made, so as to give 40s. free of all upon the Evangelists every such chooser how much he irges. (See Colvill v. Wood, 2 C. B. 210; Coogan v. may expend by the year; . . . . provided always, that ckett, Id. 182; Barrow v. Buckmaster, 12 C. B. 664; he which cannot expend 40s. by the year as afore is VOL. XVIII,

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said shall in nowise be chooser of the knights for the supposed to have a substantial interest in the country, Parliament.”

whether it actually produces an annual sum of money In the case before the Court of Common Pleas* the or not. claimant had purchased freehold ground, adapted for With regard to the test of value, it seems to resolve building purposes, at the price of 1501. Whilst in his itself into the question, what rent will a solvent tenant possession the ground had not been built upon, but had give for the land? See the cases above cited; Blackwell : remained unoccupied, uncultivated, and unprofitable. case, (2 Lud. 450); Beamish v. The Overseers of Stoke, If oceupied for any purpose except building, it would |(11 C. B. 29); Fergusson's case, (1 Alc. Ir. Reg. Cas. not have produced 40s. a year; but if let upon a ninety- 106); and Elliott on Parliamentary Qualification, 87. nine years' lease for building purposes, it was worth a The statutes bearing on the subjeet are-8 Hen. 6, e.7; ground-rent of 15l. per annum; and a bona fide offer of 10 Hen. 6, c. 2; 18 Geo. 2, c. 18, s. 5; 10 Geo. 4, c. 8, that rent had been made to the claimant, but refused by ss. 2, 7; and 2 Will. 4, c. 45, s. 26. The actual rent him as insufficient. The revising barrister disallowed paid does not necessarily preclude all inquiry into the claim, upon the grounds that he must look to the value, as such rent may have been fixed collusively for actual annual value of the freehold for occupation, as it the purpose of giving a vote. was at the time of the claim, and not to its prospective or speculative value, nor to the additional annual value which might be created in case the owner should build

Correspondence. or (being tenant in fee) should grant a long lease for building thereon. It was contended in support of this

JUSTICE IN TURKEY. view, that improvable property was not to be considered

TO THE EDITOR OF “THE JURIST." as already improved, and that the present state of the SIR,—I beg to send you an extract from a work land could alone be taken into account. On the other lately published on the Turkish Museum, and which hand, it was urged, that as the claimant could obtain appears to have been compiled by one well acquainted

with Turkish institutions : 40s. a year for the land, he could, if he pleased, "ex

“ All Turkish jurisprudence is based upon two prinpend” that sum within the meaning of the statute ; ciples, viz. in every case of litigation the testimony of and Serjeant Heywood's Treatise on County Elections, two witnesses is required, or, in case of their non-ap102t, was quoted, where he says, “ If lands are let to a pearance, an oath is administered to the defendant; person for life, reserving no rent, or less than 40s. by but even this mode of justice is never used with imparthe year, the grantor cannot vote during that termř; tiality. The judges, being men of low birth and grobut if such lands are let only for a term of years, without velling principles, only hold their offices as sources of

personal emolument, and although strictly prohibited any rent at all, or reserving rent under 40s. per annum, by the Koran, they are in the constant habit of receiv, the grantor may vote in respect of the freehold in him, ing bribes to any amount, and the testimony of hired provided it is of sufficient value.” The Court held witnesses is winked at by them, and even supported, that the vote was a good vote, inasmuch as the land at as their own interest may demand. the time of the claim was capable of fetching 40s. per precepts of their religion, which are held up as barriers

“Notwithstanding their pretended adherence to the annum, and that it was immaterial whether it was of to all reform, they are so corrupted, that their consuch value as agricultural or as building land, or that sciences are immediately lulled whenever the requisite the landlord would have to do something, namely, to bribe is slily slipped under the cushions on which they grant a lease, before it would be worth that sum. sit. The only qualification requisite for a witness to ap

There are obvious reasons for arriving at this judg- pear before these Turkish courts of justice is to be omniment, independently of those put forward by the Court. scient, and never to utter the words, 'I don't know; A contrary decision would have had the effect of ren-judges to take side against the witnesses, then they

and when conflicting interests occur, which induce the dering the franchise uncertain and fluctuating ; depen- adopt a singular method to disqualify their testimony, dent on such questions as whether the property re- by putting such questions to them as are entirely irremained unlet for a year, or was let to a solvent tenant; levant to the subject, but to which they will be forced and also of construing strictly, instead of liberally, á at last to answer, 'I don't know.' For they are asked, statute which was passed in derogation of the unre

“Who was the grandfather of the defendant? The anstrained exercise of the franchise.

swer is, 'Abraham.' "His great-grandfather?'—'Adam;'

beyond whom he is not supposed to have any ancestor. We may observe, that the “net annual value," which On a certain occasion, the judge, being very anxious to is defined by the Parochial Assessment Act, 6 & 7 defeat the testimony of a clever witness, made the Will. 4, c. 96, as “ the rent at which the hereditaments quaint inquiry, 'Who married Adam and Eve! To rated to the poor might reasonably be expected to be which the witness replied, “I was not invited to the let from year to year," does not afford a satisfactory

wedding.' criterion of the annual value required for the purposes gainer of the cause, as he is supposed to be better alle

The costs of law suits are always defrayed by the of voting. The statutes were passed entirely diverso to afford such expenses ; but the evident design is to intuitu. (Colvill v. Wood, supra). The poor rate is induce people to go to law, since justice is set aside, assessed upon the principle of an annual income; the and every facility afforded, by the suborning of witfranchise is intended to be exercised by those who are

nesses. Even the Ilams, or sentences, are so carefully

worded, that at any time flaws may be discovered, and * Astbury, App., Henderson, Resp., Nov. 24, 1854, (18 a new trial demanded. The equity, of making the Just. Peace, 793).

gainer of the cause pay the costs was ludicrously illas† The passage is cited by Heywood from Dalton's She trated in the case of an arnavout, who was accused riff, 333.

stealing a gimlet. When in the presence of the cadi, # The reason is, because the freehold is out of him. he pleaded not guilty; the plaintiff was required, ao

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