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visions of the law relating to commitment, and it is astounding to us to find a popular cry endeavoured to be raised against it on the plea of injustice. A small debt was for years believed by the dishonest debtor to be one which might be successfully evaded, and the frauds which were effected, both in contracting primary liabilities and repudiating them, were advanced as one great reason for establishing small debts courts. If the power of commitment, which is often the sole engine for compelling the fraudulent debtor to obey the order of the court, be taken away, not only will an irreparable injury be done to the administration of justice ; but the honest poor man, who in hard times got the benefit of credit, will be deprived of the means of struggling through his temporary difficulties--or will have to pay dear for the risk which the defenceless shopkeeper will run when deprived of the present security afforded by the law.

APPOINTMENTS, &c. We have to record that, upon the late re-accession of Lord Palmerston to power, John Lord Campbell, though in the eightieth year of his age, was prevailed upon to accept the Chancellorship; that the elevation of Sir A. E. Cockburn to the Chiefship of the Queen's Bench, and of Mr. Justice Erle to that of the Common Pleas, was hailed with universal satisfaction by the public and the profession ; that Mr. Colin Blackburn of the Northern Circuit and Liverpool sessions was unexpectedly raised to the seat on the Bench vacated by Mr. Justice Erle; that the post of Judge Advocate-General was conferred upon Mr. Headlam, Q.C. ; and that Sir Richard Bethell and Sir H. S. Keating were reappointed to the respective offices of Attorney-General and Solicitor-General, which they held at the time of the downfall of the Palmerston administration in 1858.

The Secretary of State for the Home Department, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, is a member of the Middle Temple, and was called to the bar in 1831 ; Sir George Grey, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, is a niember of Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1826 ; Mr. Cardwell

, the chief Secretary for Ireland, is a member of the Inner Temple, and was called to the bar in 1838; Mr. C. P. Villiers, President of the Poor-Law Board, is a member of Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1827; and Mr. Lowe, the VicePresident of the Council for Education, is a member of Lincoln's Inn, and was called to the bar in 1842.

Mr. W. N. Massey of the Inner Temple, barrister-at-law, has been elected Chairman of Committees of the House of Commons.

W. H. Bodkin, Esq., of the Home Circuit and Central Criminal Court, Recorder of Dover, has been appointed Assistant-Judge of the Court of the Sessions of the Peace in and for the County of Middlesex, in the place of Robert Pashley, Esq., deceased. This is an office created by 7 and 8 Vict., c. 71, under which the Judge is entitled to a salary of £1200 per annum, charged on the consolidated fund, but he is not precluded from continuing his private practice. A bill was introduced at the instance of the Middlesex magistrates, with the object of preventing such practice, in consideration of which it was proposed to raise his salary to £1500. Amendments have been introduced into the bill, by which the Middlesex magistrates may, if they please, pay the salary of £1500 out of the resources of the county, and impose on the Judge the above condition, or the status quo may be preserved. Judging from the present temper of the magistrates, the bill, should it pass the Lords, will be inoperative.

Mr. John Hinde Palmer, and Mr. W. D. Lewis, both of the Chancery Bar, and Mr. A. J. Stephens of the Western Circuit, and Recorder of Andover and Winchester, having been created Queen's Counsel, were in Trinity Term last called within the Bar.

George Boden, Esq., of the Midland Circuit, and late Recorder of Stamford, has been appointed Recorder of Derby in the room of W. H. Adams, Esq., Attorney-General at Hong-Kong; and W. T. Maunsell, Esq., also of the Midland Circuit, has been appointed Recorder of Stamford.

William Forsyth, Esq., Q.C., has been appointed Standing Counsel to the Secretary of State in Council for India, on the resignation of L. T. Wigram, Esq., Q.C.

W. A. Henry, Esq., and Frederick Brecken, Esq., have been respectively appointed Solicitor-General for the province of Nova Scotia, and Attorney-General for the Island of Prince Edward.

William Gresham, Esq., solicitor, has been elected by the Common Council of London High Bailiff of the Borough of Southwark, and Edward Lambert, Esq., solicitor, has been appointed by the Judge High Bailiff of the County Court of Southwark. Under the 9 & 10 Vict., c. 95, s. 32, the then High Bailiff of the borough of Southwark (the late William Pritchard, Esq.) held the office of High Bailiff of the Southwark County Court. This section is repealed by 22 Vict., C. 8, which enacts that the High Bailiff of the Southwark County Court shall be appointed and removed in the same manner High Bailiffs of other County Courts. Under the section referred to, the late Francis Smedley, Esq., High Bailiff of Westminister, held the office of High Bailiff of the Westminister County Court, but under the repealing Act these two offices are also now separated.

SCOTLAND. Under the late ministry the office of Solicitor-General was granted to George Patten, Esq., advocate, in the room of David Mure, Esq., who had been appointed Lord-Advocate.

Mr. Moncreiff and Mr. Maitland have been reappointed to the offices of Lord-Advocate and Solicitor-General respectively, of which they were dispossessed upon the accession of Lord Derby to power.

IRELAND. The Right Hon. Maziere Brady has been appointed Lord-Chancellor; the Right Hon. J. D. Fitzgerald, Attorney-General; and Mr. Serjeant Deasy, Solicitor-General of Ireland.

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Mr. Serjeant Berwick has been appointed Judge of the Court of Bankruptcy, in the room of Mr. Macan deceased.

Mr. H. G. Hughes, Q.C., who was raised to the post of SolicitorGeneral in 1850, and who was appointed to the same office in 1868, has been appointed to the seat on the Exchequer Bench, vacant by the retirement of Baron Richards.

John Leahy, Esq., and Charles Barry, Esq., of the Munster bar; E. B. Lawless, Esq., and James Kernan, Esq., of the North East Circuit-have been appointed Queen’s Counsel.

CALLS TO THE BAR.

Easter Term, 1859. GRAY'S INN.—Walter David Jeremy and Charles Alexander Smyth, Esqrs.

INNER TEMPLE.—Robert Walter Daysh Stewart; Frederick Evers ; Walter Kingscote Crossman; and Henry Poulin, Esqrs.

LINCOLN'S INN.—William Dundas Gardiner; Henry Smith ; John Cordy Jeaffreson ; Edward Aikin; Herbert Clifford Saunders, and Joshua Frey Josephson, Esqrs.

MIDDLE TEMPLE.-Bond Coxe; Albert Gordon Langley (holder of the studentship awarded by the Council of Legal Education in Trinity Term, 1858); John Clark; and James Coverdale Patten, Esqrs.

Trinity Term, 1859. LINCOLN'S INN.-Montague Hughes Cookson (holder of the studentship of Hilary Term, 1859); Ebenezer Charles (certificate of honour, firsi class); the Hon. Dudley Campbell ; Edward Bradford Medlycott; Michael Richard Barry; Thomas Nottidge; Alfred Smith ; Edward Wingfield; William Lowndes, jun ; Thomas Chenery ; Thomas Kennedy Pater; Charles Henry Chatfield ; Leone Levi; George Charles Broderick; George Clifford Mayer; William Neish ; John Compton Lawrance; Robert O'Byrne, jun.; Herbert Thomas Knatchbull-Hugessen, and Herbert Riversdale Mansel Jones, Esqrs.

INNER TEMPLE.-Lewis William Cave (certificate of honour); Thomas Edward West (certificate of honour); W. Bayley Marshall Lysley ; Alfred William Baillie ; Edwin Agar Lascelles ; John Francis Collier; Henry Stewart Cunningham; John O'Brien ; George Hodgson Wayte; Drury Wake; William Storey, and David Forsyth Main, Esqrs.

MIDDLE TEMPLE.—John Standish Hayley ; Francis James ; William Graham Furnivall; Philip Prendergast; James Daniel Robertson; James Charles Smith; Robert Greenoak; Frederick Clifford ; De Castro Fisher Lyne; Elward Thomas Edmonds Besley; Joseph Francis Chance; Gainsford Bruce; and William Charles Mark Kent, Esqrs.

GRAY's Inn. Robert Cecil Austin and Thomas Braddell, Esqrs.

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4th. CROSS, John, Esq., Notary and Conveyancer, aged 46.

April 23rd. SEYMOUR, W. H., Esq., Solicitor, aged 59. 25th. NOBLE, G., Esq., Solicitor, aged 60. 29th. M'GACHEN, J., Esq., Barrister, aged 71.

KING, S. L. W., Esq., Solicitor, aged 33. 30th. GOODING, J., Esq., Solicitor, aged 63.

Muy. 2nd. MORLAND, J., Esq., Barrister, aged 62. 13th. BOURCHIER, S, Esq., Solicitor.

KENNEDY, J., Esq., Barrister, late her Majesty's Judge in the

mixed Court of Justice at Havanna, aged 60. 23rd. GARLAND, J., Esq., Solicitor, aged 44.

NICHOLS, II., Esq., Barrister, aged 43. 26th. Bointon, Thomas, Esq., Solicitor, aged 74. 29th. PASHLEY, Robert, Esq., Q.C., Assistant Judge of the Middle

sex Sessions, aged 54. 29th. Hobson, J., Esg, Solicitor, aged 59. 31st. BAKER, M, B., Esq., Solicitor.

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3rd. Cooper, Charles, Esq., Solicitor, aged 59. 4th. CAHILL, Francis, Esq., Barrister. 7th. Sim, William, Esq., Solicitor, aged 47. Gth. ATKINSON, F. R., Esq., Solicitor, aged 75. 12th. VAUGHAN, William, Esq., Solicitor, aged 67. 15th. MACAN, Esq., one of the Judges of the Dublin Court

of Bankruptcy. 17th. KNOWLES, George B., Esq., Solicitor, aged 39. 22nd. THOMAS, H., Esq., Solicitor, aged 65.

July. 6th. LITTLEDALE, Henry A., Esq., Barrister, aged 49. 7th. PAGE, G. A., Esq., Solicitor, aged 65. 11th. BURRELL, J. P., Esq, Barrister, aged 86.

RAWLINSON, Thomas A., Esq., Barrister, aged 43. 12th. GODDARD, Godfrey, Esq., Solicitor, aged 62. 14th. ADDISON, Jolin, Esq., Barrister, Judge of County Courts for

the Fourth or North Lancashire Circuit, aged 68. VOL. VII. NO, XIV.

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Amos— Observations on the Statutes of the Reformation Parliament in the Reign of King Henry the Eighth. By A. Amos, Esq., Barrister. 8vo, 10s. 6d. cloth.

Archbolds—Justice of the Peace and Parish Officer, with the Practice of Country Attorneys in Criminal Cases; comprising the whole of the Law respecting Commitments, Convictions, and Orders, with Forms, and a Tabular Arrangement of Offences, with their Punishments, &c. By J. F. Archbold, Esq., Barrister. Sixth Edition. Vols. I and II. 12mo, 45s. cloth.

Ayckbourn—The New Practice of the High Court of Chancery, comprising Proceedings by Bill, Claim, Special Case, Summons, and under the Charitable Funds Act, the Settled Estates Act, and the Infants' Marriage Act. Sixth Edition. By H. Ayckbourn, Solicitor. 12mo, 16s. cloth.

Ayckbourn-Forms of Practical Proceedings in the High Court of Chancery, with the Orders of Court, Rules and Regulations from Michaelmas 1849 to Easter 1859. Sixth Edition. By H. Ayckbourn, Solicitor. 12mo, 10s. cloth.

Cole-Forms of Oaths, Affirmations, Declarations, and Jurats; to which are added Forms of Recognizances of Bail in Error, &c., to be taken by Commissioners in the Country; with Explanatory Notes and Observations, and the Act 22 Vict. c. 16, for the use of Commissioners appointed under the Authority of that Act. By R. Cole, Solicitor. 12mo, 2s. cloth.

Crabb'sComplete Series of Precedents in Conveyancing, and of Common and Commercial Forms in Alphabetical Order, adapted to the present State of the Law and the Practice of Conveyancing; with Copious Prefaces, Observations, and Notes on the Several Deeds. By J. T. Christie, Esq., Barrister. The Fifth Edition, with numerous Corrections and Additions. By Leonard Shelford, Esq., Barrister. 2 vols. royal 8vo, £3 cloth.

Cust- The West India Encumbered Estates Acts, with General Rules, Forms, Local Acts, 'Tables of Fees, Reports of Cases, &c. By R. J. Cust, Esq., Barrister. 8vo, 5s. cloth.

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