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Keene, Charles Hansard, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barristerat-Law, one of the Registrars of the Court of Bankruptcy, London, aged 54. Called 1848. Nov. 15.
Keighley, George Walter, Esq., Solicitor. Admitted 1868.
Kelly, Thomas, Esq., Barrister-at-Law (Irel.) Called 1872. Oct. 28.
Lane, Charles, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 85. M.A. Queen's Coll., Oxon. J.P. and D.L. for Oxfordfordshire. Called 1818. Dec. 9.
Lawe, John Drinkwater, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Studentat-Law, LL.B., Trin. Coll., Camb., aged 26. Nov. 5.
Lyon, Thomas, Esq., Solicitor (of Messrs. Newman and Lyon of Clement's Inn, and of Yeovil, Somerset), aged 64. Admitted 1837. Dec. 1.
MACKNIGHT, James, Esq., W. S. (Scot.), aged 68. Admitted 1833. Nov.
Malim, Frederick John, Esq., Solicitor, Chichester, Coroner for West Sussex, aged 37. Admitted 1862. Dec. 16.
Milliken, David, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.) Admitted 1874. Nov. 29. MONAHAN, Right Hon. James Henry, late Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, Ireland, aged 73. Son of the late Michael Monahan, Esq., of Heathlawn, County Galway. B.A. Trin. Coll. Dublin, 1823; called to the Irish Bar, 1828 ; Q.C., 1840 ; Solicitor-General for Ireland, 1846-47 ; Attorney-General, 1847; M.P. for Galway, 1847; Member of Privy Council in Ireland, 1848; Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, 1850, till his retirement in 1876. Dec. 9.
Moody, John James Paul, Esq., Solicitor, Town Clerk of Scarborough, aged 64. Admitted 1835. Nov. 18.
MORGAN, Thomas Owen, of Goginan, near Aberystwith, and of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, J.P., D.L., aged 79. Called 1823. Dec. 5.
PARRY, Francis Charles, of Allington, Berks, and of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, in his 99th year. M.A. Univ. Coll., Oxon., 1806, in which year also he was called to the Bar. Dec. 18.
Ritchie, Arthur MACDONALD-, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 58. Called 1845. May 16.
Roberts, George Christopher, Esq., Solicitor, Hull, aged 54. Admitted 1854. Oct. 21.
Rogers, George, Esq., Solicitor, Calcutta, formerly of London, aged 51. Sept. 17.
Russell, George Lake, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barrister-atLaw, Judge of the Bloomsbury County Court, aged 76. Educated at Eton, and Christ's Coll., Camb. Called 1826. Appointed a County Court Judge 1865. Dec. 16.
Scott, Alwyne Gilbert, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barristerat-law, aged 28. B.A., Ch. Ch. Oxon. Called 1876. Nov. 23.
SHAPLAND, John Terrell, Esq., Solicitor, South Molton, Devon, aged 65. Admitted 1837. Dec. 23
Sherwood, Richard, Esq., Solicitor, aged 30. Oct. 29.
SIDEBOTTOM, Charles John, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, aged 88. Called 1818. J.P. for Herefordshire and Worcestershire, and formerly Police Magistrate and Judge of the Worcester County Court. Oct. 26.
SINCLAIR, George Lewis, Esq., W.S. (Scot.) Admitted 1827. Oct. 22.
Slade, Henry Hercules, Esq., late Stipendiary Magistrate for County Leitrim, Ireland, aged 79. Oct. 16.
Smithson, Samuel Raynor, Esq., B.A., Barrister-at-Law (Irel.), aged 32. Called 1869. Nov. 2.
Thomas, Edwyn, Esq., Barrister-at-Law (Irel.) Oct. 29.
TINDAL, William, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-atLaw. Called 1828. Nov. 3.
Veley, Augustus Charles, Esq., Solicitor, Braintree, aged 73. Admitted 1836. Fan, 19.
Webb, George, Esq., Solicitor, aged 52. Admitted 1873.
Wood, Hubert, Esq., Solicitor, aged 42. Admitted 1857. Νου. ΙΙ.
YARDLEY, Sir William, of Hadlow Park, Kent, and of the Middle Temple, Knt., formerly Chief Justice of Bombay, aged 67. J.P. for Bucks and Kent, and J.P. and D.L. for Pembrokeshire. Called to the Bar 1837. Appointed Puisne Judge at Bombay 1847, and Chief Justice in 1852, resigning in 1858.
Reviews of New Books.
Ontwerpen van Wetboek van Strafregt. 'Sgravenhage. Belinfante. 1875.
Le Nouveau Projet d'un Code Pénal pour les Pays Bas, et la Question Pénitentiaire. Par M. S. Pols. Utrecht. 1876.
Statistica delle Carceri del Regno d'Italia. Palermo. 1877.
Rivista di Discipline Carcerarie, diretta da Scalia. Roma. 1878.
Des Ecoles Normales pour les agents chargés de la surveillance des Prisons. Par M. BelTRANI-SCALIA. Paris. Imp: Chaix. 1878.
Der Begriff der Strafe, von Heinrich PFENNINGER. Zurich : Orell Füssli. 1877. (London: Nutt).
Cours Elementaire de Droit Pénal. Par Joseph LEFORT, Avocat à la Cour d'Appel, Lauréat de l'Institut. Paris : E. Thorin. 1877.
Statuts de la Société Générale des Prisons. Paris. 1877.
Revista de los Tribunales, Periodico de Legislacion, Doctrina, y Jurisprudencia, dirigido por D. VICENTE Romero y GIRON. Madrid : Gongora y Cia. 1878.
The recent assembling of the Second International Prison Congress, which was opened in the Riddersaal of the Swedish Houses of Parliament on the 20th August, 1878, furnishes an additional incentive to our asking the attention of our readers to a considerable mass of foreign legal literature of great interest for Criminal Lawyers and Prison Reformers. With the objects which the Stockholm Congress had in view, most of the Governments of the Continent, and even some in the far East and in South America, testified the most marked sympathy. The Italian Government had lent a very practical aid by facilitating the printing in the excellent “ Rivista di Discipline Carcerarie" of the papers by Italian, French, Dutch, and other Penalists of eminence who were appointed, or who volunteered to write on the Questions to be submitted to the Congress. That this should have been so will surprise none who recall to mind the long roll of illustrious writers which have rendered
Italy a classic land for Penal Jurisprudence. Beccaria, Romagnosi, and in our own day Pellegrino Rossi, Exile, Professor, Minister of Pius IX., are among the names which rise at once to the memory, and the list of works which we cite will suffice to show that the present generation of Italians is striving “in memoriam majorum” to carry into practice the scientific doctrines which it has inherited from such a distinguished past.
We hail with great pleasure the collaboration in the same good cause of our able Spanish contemporary, the “ Revista de los Tribunales.” It is a fair omen for the future of Spain that a Legal Review, which, like ourselves, devotes its attention at once to Practical Law and Scientific Jurisprudence, should maintain so high a tone of literary and judicial excellence. We sincerely trust that whatever political party may have the administration of affairs, the Spanish Bar will keep up in its integrity a Review so calm and impartial in its language, so devoid of partisanship, so devoted to the true principles of the “ Scientia rerum Divinarum atque Humanarum.” The “Revista de los Tribunales” has paid due attention to the importance of the Stockholm Congress, and presented its readers with the full programme, and a short daily summary of the proceedings, besides translating the opening address by Dr. Wines, the indefatigable President of the Congress.
From the University of Zurich comes Herr Pfenninger, who would lead us back to the principles of that great Dutch jurist whose name is such a tower of strength on the side of Justice and Right. In M. Lefort we have an able pupil of the late distinguished French Criminalist, M. Ortolan. Of Signor Beltrani Scalia it is sufficient to say that he is Inspector-General of Prisons for the Kingdom of Italy, to show what a good title he has to be heard on all subjects connected with Prison Reform. France has, of late years, given proof of a revived interest in this important subject, which promises to bring forth good fruit, both in the ingathering of statistics and the official and unofficial study of the many difficult questions that lie on the very threshold of all enquiry into it. The present French Government, under the inspiration of M. Dufaure, has taken a good step in the establishment of a “Conseil Supérieur des Prisons,” thus securing the constant watchfulness of a responsible body of officials, as well as the advantage of their frequent discussion of all questions connected with Prison discipline and the management of
Penal Establishments and Reformatories. But this, though a very excellent step for the Government to take, admitted of being supplemented by an unofficial body, which should embrace men of all shades of political opinion, whose bond of union should be their common interest in this great subject. Such a Free Prison Reform Society, excellent in its conception as the Free School of Political Science, and like it, intended to work side by side with the Government institutions, has happily been founded in Paris under the title of the “ Société Générale des Prisons.” We are glad to know that both the official and unofficial societies were represented at Stockholm. Of the entirely colourless political character of the latter it is enough to say that the names of the Duc de Broglie and M. Jules Simon are both to be seen in amicable juxtaposition on the list of original members. We only bring out these facts in order the more conspicuously to set forth the hold which these questions have taken on the minds of statesmen, as well as jurists and philanthropists, in France, and to obviate any possibility of misconception as to the true state of the case. And few things could more conclusively show the zeal with which France has bent herself to the performance of the many home tasks which awaited her at the close of some of the saddest pages of her recent history. That such should have been among her occupations is one of the best omens for the future well-being of France. The Government of Sweden and Norway, which took the lead in the convocation of the late Congress, has long been deeply interested in the subject of Prison Reform. It is for the present King an inheritance from his father; for the existing Government, a legacy bequeathed by its predecessors. Under such circumstances it was fitting that the second meeting of the International Committee, and of the Congress convoked by it, should take place in the capital of Sweden-in the Venice of the North. To this claim even Paris, in the fullness of her glory as the rallying point of all nations through her Universal Exhibition, could make, and did make, no demur; for-as a French senator, M. Bérenger, gracefully said in a recent meeting of the committee at the Ministry of the Interior, in Paris-she bows before the rights which Sweden has acquired by her study of these questions, and before monarchs who have won themselves the name of initiators of sound progress.
For the right understanding of the elaborate preparations made with a view to the practical working of the Stockholm