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Mellor, William Chandley John, Esq., Solicitor, Huntingdon. Admitted 1861. Nov. 5.
MONTGOMERIE, Roger, Esq., Advocate, Depute Clerk Register. Grand nephew of the twelfth Earl of Eglinton. B.A., St. John's Camb.
Called 1852. M.P. (Cons.) for North Ayrshire, 1874-81. Oct. 26.
Moore, Joseph Schröder, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, late one of the Judges of the Supreme Court, New Zealand. Called 1842. Dec. 7.
MULVANY, Henry William, of Cowley Hill, St. Helen's, Lancashire, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged go. Jan. 18.
NORTH, Henry, Esq., formerly Solicitor and Town Clerk of Woodstock, Oxon., aged 84. Jan. 22.
O'Dowda, Robert, of the King's Inns, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, late of Calcutta. Jan. 8.
O’Ferrall, John Lewis MORE-, of Lisard, Co.Longford, Granite Hall, Kingstown, and of the King's Inns, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 8o.
M.A., Trin. Coll., Dublin. Formerly Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Dublin. Called 1827. Jan. 21.
ORMIDALE, Robert Macfarlane, Lord, of the Court of Sessions, Scotland, aged 78. Son of the late Parlane Macfarlane, Esq., of Glen Luss, Dumbartonshire, by Anne, daughter of Alexander Campbell, Esq., of Ormidale, Argyleshire. Educated at the Universities of Glasgow and Edinburgh. After having practised for ten years as a Writer to the Signet, he was called to the Scottish Bar in 1838. Sheriff of Renfrewshire, 1852. Raised to the Bench of the Court of Session, 1862. Nov. 3.
Palles, Andrew Christopher, Esq., of Little Mount Palles, Co. Cavan, formerly a Solicitor in Dublin, aged 79. Father of the Right Hon. Christopher Palles, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer in Ireland. Dec.
PARKER, John, Esq., Solicitor, and formerly Town Clerk, High Wycombe, Bucks, aged 79. Admitted 1823. Dec. 22.
PEARD, John Whitehead, of Trenython, Par, Cornwall, and of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 68. M.A., Exeter Coll., Oxford. Called 1837. Captain, Duke of Cornwall's Rangers. Joined Garibaldi as a volunteer in 1859, and gained the sobriquet of “Garibaldi's Englishman." In the following year he distinguished himself at the battle of Melazzo; was present at the advance on Naples, and commanded the English Legion in the campaign which ended with the fall of Gaeta. J.P. for Cornwall, and High Sheriff, 1869. Nov. 21.
PenFOLD, John Croucher, Esq., Solicitor, Brighton, aged 53. Admitted 1853. Nov. 7. ; Pilcher, James Ernest, Esq., Solicitor. Admitted 1865.
PLUNKET, Hon. Charles Bushe, of the King's Inns, Barristerat-Law, Chief Magistrate of Police, Hong Kong. Second son of the third Baron Plunket, by a daughter of the late Right Hon. Charles Kendall Bushe, Chief Justice of the Queen's Bench, Ireland. B.A., Trin. Coll., Dublin. Called 1866. Dec. 21.
Pope, Henry Montagu Randall, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 31. M.A., and formerly Fellow, Lincoln Coll., Oxon. Called 1873. Jan.
Rhodes, John Jackson, Esq., Solicitor, Newport, Isle of Wight. Admitted 1851. Nov. 16.
Roach, John, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.), aged 87. Jan. 17.
Ryan, Thomas, Esq., Assistant Crown Solicitor, Munster Circuit. Jan. 19. Savce, James, Esq., Solicitor, aged 51. Nov. 2.
SETON, Sir William Coote, Bart., of Pitmeddan, Aberdeenshire, Advocate, aged 72. J.P. and D.L. for Aberdeenshire. Called 1831. Dec. 30.
STANFORD, John Frederick, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barristerat-Law, aged 65. M.A., Christ's Coll., Camb. (Senior Optime), and Worts Travelling Bachelor; F.R.S.; F.S.S. (Paris). J.P. for Middlesex, and D.L. for Berkshire. M.P. (Cons.) for Reading, 1849-52. Author of several pamphlets on “Suppression of Mendicity," Systematic Colonisation,” &c. Called 1844. Dec. 2. STODDART, Thomas T., Esq., Advocate.
Called 1833. Nov. 22.
Smith, George, of the King's Inns, Esq., Barrister-at-Law.
SQUARE, Elliot, Esq., Solicitor, Plymouth, aged 40. Ad. mitted 1866. Dec. 12.
THOMAS, Charles Smith, Esq., formerly Proctor, Doctors' Commons, aged 71. Admitted 1833. Oct. 16.
THOMPSON, Henry, Esq., Solicitor, Grantham, Lincolnshire, aged 71. Admitted 1830. Dec. 13.
TINDAL, Acton, Esq., Solicitor, Aylesbury, and Clerk of the Peace for Buckinghamshire since 1838, aged 68. Grand nephew of the late Rt. Hon. Sir Nicholas Conyngham Tindal, Chief
Justice of the Court of Common Pleas. Admitted 1834. Oct. 26.
TODD, William, Esq., Solicitor, Hartlepool, aged 50. Admitted 1855. Oct. 19.
VAUGHAN, Edward, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.), aged 57. Admitted 1856. Jan. 8.
White, William, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.) Admitted 1847. Fan. 1o.
Wilde, William, of Gray's Inn, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, and a Bencher, aged 83. Served for a few years in the Royal Navy, and as a midshipman was present on board the Bellerophon when Napoleon sought refuge thereon, after his escape from France. Called 1822. Chief Justice of the Island of St. Helena, 1836-63. Nov. 10.
WOOLDRIDGE, Charles, Esq., Solicitor, Winchester, aged 81. Admitted 1820. Oct. 18.
Quarterly Notes. Among the international complications of the day, that which has arisen in the Transvaal is not the least serious. For it cannot be questioned that the action of the British High Commissioner, Sir Theophilus Shepstone, in putting an end to the separate existence of the Boer State, was never cordially accepted either by the Boers themselves, or by their cousins at home. The recent outbreak, with all the passions which wareven though it were to be, which we fear there are no signs of its being, but a “six weeks' war”-cannot fail to arouse, increases the difficulties of a peaceful solution. This is a point which we think our Dutch friends have not sufficiently considered. We have received from an esteemed correspondent in the Netherlands, Dr. Beelaerts van Blokland, copies of the “ Address to the People of England concerning Transvaal," which has been, and still continues to be signed by persons of every rank in life, far and wide through the country. It is natural, we think, that such an expression of feeling should have been aroused. It may be doubted whether France or Germany would not have put forth stronger expressions of feeling on the absorption of a colony of French or German blood. But
we have to deal with facts. And the fact that British authority had been established, and was in working order, at the time of the outbreak, is beyond question. It is, therefore, simply a necessity that such authority should be restored before any ulterior arrangements can be considered. This is practically the gist of the utterances from the Throne on the Transvaal question.
But in the course of the same Speech, Her Majesty clearly intimated that her advisers were willing, as soon as it should become possible, to restore to the Dutch colonists as large a measure as possible of that self-government which they prize so highly. Therefore, we must say that it appears to us the best counsel the Boer Triumvirate could give their fellow-citizens, would be to propose an armistice, with a view to pacification, and the entering upon a calm discussion of the terms which may seem suitable to the Imperial Government for the restoration of autonomy. And if this, unhappily, should prove too peaceful a counsel for either side, now that the dogs of war have been let loose, and so many gallant lives have already been sacrificed, let it, at least, be the object which the Triumvirate keep steadily in view, and let them discourage everything which may have a tendency to prolong a state of war. And above all things, so long as the war lasts, let it be conducted punctiliously in accordance with the laws and usages of civilized nations.
We therefore trust in any case to hear no more of such "practical ” surprises of half unarmed soldiers as overtook the 94th regiment, or of wild proposals to shoot such and such a commandant, who may have fallen into the hands of the enemy. These are things which could only win the reprobation of Europe, and disfigure whatever may have been the original justice of the Boer cause, which our friends in Holland so warmly defend, appealing, as is natural, to our own sentiments of the value of nationality and independence. We want peace, but it must be in reality, not in mere words, peace with honour, and that on both sides,
It was understood at the outset that the Boer Triumvirate professed willingness to receive a British Consul. - We are glad to find from later and fuller accounts that they have acted more consistently in expressing willingness to receive a diplomatic envoy, or a Minister resident; and we are strongly of opinion that an officer charged with Legatine powers and rights should
reside in the Transvaal, rather than a simple Consul, supposing that full sovereignty were to be restored. But we observe that the Triumvirate, in their latest and most authoritative document, published in the Times, appear to favour Confederation. This seems to us to point to a possible solution of the difficulty, if the other South African States and our own Colonies could be induced once more to consider the question. The Transvaal might very well enter such a Federation as one of the South African States, under the suzerainty of Great Britain, while governing itself, for local purposes, through its own Volksraad, under its own President. The Triumvirate express a desire for, and thereby profess a readiness to accept, the mediation with the British Government of the Orange Free State. We shall be glad to hear that the President undertakes the honourable mission, and we should have no fears that the Home Government would not give their best attention to any proposals which His Honour might be authorised to make on behalf of the Triumvirate, who would speak as the de facto rulers of the Transvaal, and, in any case, as recognised organs of the wishes of the Boer population of the Transvaal. “ The Boers," was sometime since admitted, “ have not much to cause them to love us, for we drove them beyond the English pale. They were first driven out of the Cape, and afterwards out of Natal.” (Our Imperial Resources. Speeches delivered in Dundee by Alexander Robertson, M.A., Barrister-at-Law. Dundee. 1880.) The same writer who makes this acknowledgment also acknowledges that the isolation of the Boers has produced "gross ignorance and moroseness of temper.” That isolation, it must be remembered, is princi. pally, if not entirely, of their own seeking. It is not uninteresting to remark that the author from whom we have cited these impartial statements shows himself an advocate of Confederation for the South African States and Colonies. Only we should all remember what Mr. Robertson rightly insists upon, that to force Confederation upon the African Colonies would be the greatest folly. To be lasting, union between States, as between individuals, must be based not only on common interests, but on a common feeling of interest. The Boers, it appears from their own published statements, are prepared for a Confederation. Would our own Colonies be ready to join with the Transvaal and the Orange Free State ?