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The cause of his sal death was ague, of which he at last had such vehement attacks that they affected his heart. During one of these, of an unusually violent character, this amiable and popular man unexpectedly expired.

MR. JOHN AUSTIN.—The science of jurisprudence and the world at large has sustained an irreparable loss in the recent decease of John Austin, whose profound learning, great sagacity, and entire independence, gave his enlarged and original views an inestimable value, in the eyes of every sound and enlightened judge of the important sub. jects to which his labours were devoted. The magnanimity which he displayed on some interesting matters of controversy, wherein his opinions had undergone a change, is well known to those who recollect his protest on behalf of the constitution, the subject of just eulogy in parliament last session. In fact,

In fact, the search after truth, and the support of his conscientious convictions, was the rule of his virtuous life, and to the constant following of which he deemed no personal sacrifice that it might entail too great. We shall hope to present our readers with a very detailed account of this eminent and excellent person in our next Number.

SIR W. CARPENTER ROWE, LATE CHIEF-JUSTICE OF CEYLON.—The death of this judge has excited deep regret throughout the island, where he presided as judge.

SIR JAMES MACAULAY, late Chief-Justice of Common Pleas in Upper Canada, expired suddenly, Nov. 26th.

ETIQUETTE OF THE BAR.—The Bar of Vancouver's Island has set the legal world a great lesson in matters relating to etiquette. Mr. Ring accuses the Attorney-General (Cary) of violating rules of the bar. The Attorney-General tells Mr. Ring he is a slanderer; Mr. Ring replies de injurid, and adds subsequently that the AttorneyGeneral is a coward. The Attorney-General causes Ring to be bound over to keep the peace, and enters into a further correspondence on the matter. A Mr. Macaulay, wishing to settle the question finally, if not amicably, sends to Mr. Ring a challenge, which he advertises in the local newspapers. The terms proposed to Mr. Ring are

Rifles, 80 yards, two shots ;
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guns, 40 yards, two shots ;
Pistols, 30 yards, two shots;
Bow (6 feet) and arrow, 50 yards, 3 shots ;

Bowie-knife in a dark room.
Mr. Macaulay, we rejoice to say, for the honour of the profession, is
not a barrister, but may be heard of at the office of the Hudson's Bay
Company, in the capacity of English trader.

EXAMINATION OF STUDENTS OF THE INNS OF COURT.--The committee of Benchers, appointed to report upon the advisability of rendering an examination compulsory on candidates for the Bar previous to their being called, made their report, as our readers are aware, in favour of the institution of such examination. Lincoln's Inn alone, out of all the other Inns of Court, refuses to adopt the suggestions of the report. We trust that it is for good reasons; but it is generally believed that the real ground for the Benchers of Lincoln's Inn taking this course is, that they would lose a certain amount of fees which they now get from a class of men who would never submit to examination.

This is a motive so sordid that we shall be glad to hear it is not the true one; but that the Lincoln's Inn Benchers have some other reasons to offer, which, if not more wise, are at least more respectable. In consequence of their unfortunate conduct in the matter, a bill embodying the proposition of the committee will be brought into the House of Commons this session.

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THE WORK OF THE COMMON LAW COURTS.—Great inconvenience has lately been occasioned by the lack of judges to do the work of the country, or by their improper distribution through different courts. In the Exchequer Chamber the other day, it appeared that only four judges could be collected to sit in error. So that if the Court of Appeal differed from the court below, there would be the judgment of only four judges of one court against that of the four below, and a fresh argument would have to be ordered. It was said by a learned judge, that “there were two judges in the Divorce Cours, two at the Old Bailey, two courts were sitting at Nisi Prius, and some of the judges were going the winter circuit.” It is obvious, arrangements should forth with be made to prevent the recurrence of such an event, by which delay, costs, and annoyance are occasioned, to an extent not readily reckoned. There appears often to be a waste of judicial strength in the Divorce Court, which also in its turn often suffers much inconvenience, by not being able to command the due attendance of judges. An important step has been taken in the practical reform of the procedure in Courts of Equity. A jury has at last been empanelled to try a case. A jury may aid the judge sometimes, but will be found generally superfluous if the latter have the opportunity of presiding at a vivá voce examination.

MILITARY MATTERS.—The Lord Chancellor, January 12th, administered the oath of allegiance to a large number of the members of the Inns of Court Volunteers. His Lordship stated that he had himself been a volunteer in earlier tiines—had indeed been reviewed by George III. in Hyde Park—and had been ready to march against the enemy, if one had appeared. He added, with equal classicality and modesty, that he might therefore say, militari non sine glorid.

NEW ORDERS IN CHANCERY.—The consolidated Orders in Chancery have been prepared, and will forthwith come into operation.

APPOINTMENTS, &c. Sir H. S. Keating, the late Solicitor-General, has succeeded to the Judgeship vacated by the death of Mr. Justice Crowder. The new Judge was called to the bar on the 4th May, 1832, and was appointed to be one of Her Majesty's counsel in 1848.

Mr. Atherton, Q.C., M.P., has been appointed Solicitor-General in the room of Sir H. S. Keating. Mr. Atherton was called to the bar in 1839.

Mr. Collier, Q.C., M.P., has succeeded Mr. Atherton as Counsel to the Admiralty, and Judge-Advocate to the Fleet.

Rupert Kettle, Esq., of the Oxford Circuit, has been appointed Judge of the County Courts of Worcestershire (Circuit No. 23), in the room of B. Parham, Esq., who resigned in consequence of impaired health.

J. B. Dasent, Esq., has been appointed to the Judgeship of the Bow and Shoreditch (Middlesex) County Courts (Circuit No. 40), vacated by the resignation of Mr. Serjeant Storks. Mr. Dasent, who previously held the office of Judge of the County Courts of Northumberland and Durham (Circuit No. 1), has been succeeded in that officu by W. H. Willes, Esq., of the Northern Circuit.

Mr. Hammill, magistrate of the Worship-street Police Court, has been transferred to the Marylebone Police Court on the retirement of Mr. Long; and Mr. J. S. Mansfield, stipendiary magistrate at Liverpool, has succeeded Mr. Hammill.

Mr. G. E. Adams, barrister-at-law, has been appointed to the office of Rouge Dragon Pursuivant of Arms.

Frederick B. Carter, Esq., has been appointed to be one of Her Majesty's counsel for the Island of Newfoundland.

CALLS TO THE BAR.

Michael mas Term, 1859. LINCOLN'S INN.—James Anstie, Esq. (holder of the studentship of Trinity Term, 1859); Thomas à Beckett, Esq. (holder of the studentship of Michaelmas Term, 1859); Joseph George Long Innes, Esq. (certificate of honour, first-class); Walter Francis Wrangham, Esq.; George Deedes Warry, Esq.; Richard Arkwright, Esq.; Cookson Stephenson, Esq.; Hugh Robert Hughes, Esq.; Herbert Duckworth, Esq.; John Moyer Heathcote, jun., Esq.; Mark Beauchamp Peacock, jun., Esq.; William Archer Porter, Esq.; John Peterson Clover, Esq ; Joshua Strange Williams, Esq., and Robert Fisher Esq.

INNER TEMPLE.—Lucius Kelly, Esq.; Benjamin Webster, Esq.; Augustus Frederick Godson, Esq.; Charles John Wilkinson, Esq. ; Harry Stanley Giffard, Esq.; William Young Clare, Esq.; Henry Wilson, Esq. ; Louis Marie Auguste Durand Deslongrais, Esq.; Edward Smith, Esq.; George Lea, Esq.; John George Patrick Notley, Esq.; Granville Richard Ryder, Esq.; Arthur Hugh Dalrymple Prendergast, Esq.; William Flood Yates, Esq.; and Charles Speare Tosswill, Esq.

MIDDLE TEMPLE.—William George Harris, Esq., (certificate of honour, first class); James Kaye, Esq.; Frederic Stocks Bentley, Esq.

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PUBLIC EXAMINATIONS OF THE STUDENTS OF THE

INNS OF COURT.

The following Studentships and Certificates have been awarded by the Council of Legal Education :

Michaelmas Term, 1859. The Studentship of Fifty Guineas per annum, to continue for a period of three years, was awarded to Thomas A'Beckett, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn.

Certificates of Honour of the First Class were awarded to

Hugh Shield, Esq., of Gray's Inn; and William George Harris, Esq., of the Middle Temple.

Certificates of having satisfactorily passed a public examination, were awarded to

Henry Mainwaring Sladen, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn.
Francis Small Drake, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn.
Edward Rudge, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn.
Henry Wilson, Esq., of the Inner Temple.
Henry Giffard, Esq., of the Inner Temple.
John Clayfield Ireland, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn; and
Butler Charles Rigby, Esq., of the Middle Temple.

Hilary Term, 1860.
The Studentship was awarded to-

Hugh Shield, Esq , of Gray's Inn.

Certificates of Honour of the First Class were awarded to

John Francis Rotton, of Lincoln's Inn; and John Edwards, Esq., of Gray's Inn.

Certificates of having satisfactorily passed a public examination, were awarded to

Francis Joseph Coltman, Esq., of the Inner Temple.
George Parker Bidder, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn.
Cecil James Mouro, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn.
John Rigby, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn.
Arthur J. H. Collins, Esq., of Gray's Inn.
Charles Henry Walton, Esq.. of the Inner Temple.
Andrew Richard Daubeny, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn.
William Henry Baillie, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn.
William Latham, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn ; and
Charles Baron Clarke, Esq., of Lincoln's Inn.

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September. 29th. HOLROYD, HENRY, Esq., Barrister, aged 56.

October. 19th. Selwyn, FREDERIC M., Esq., Solicitor, aged 35. 20th. COOKE, John H., Esq., Barrister.

LAMPARD, JAMES, Esq., Solicitor, aged 82. 25th. LEE, EDWARD ALPHONSO, Esq., Solicitor. 26th. MACANDREW, John, Esq., Solicitor, aged 69. 28th. LONG, GILES, Esq., Solicitor, aged 34.

WARWICK, JAMES B., Esq., Solicitor, aged 29. 29th. SMITH, JAMES, Esq., Solicitor, aged 69.

November. 1st. GRIBBLE, WILLIAM, Esq, Solicitor, aged 69. 9th. RowE, SIR. W. CARPENTER, Chief Justice of the island of

Ceylon, aged 58. 18th. LEE, THOMAS MANN, Esq., Solicitor, aged 61. 20th. SHACKLES, GEORGE LAWRANCE, Esq., Solicitor, aged 61. 21st. Purvis, FREDERICK, Esq., Solicitor, aged 44. 22nd. TRITTON, FREDERICK, Esq., Solicitor, aged 52. 26th. BRAITHWAITE, RICHARD TOWERS, Esq., Solicitor, aged 69. 27th. GILMORE, JOHN Boyd, Esq., Q.C., aged 82. 29th. PICKERING, EDWARD ROWLAND, Esq., Solicitor, aged 81. 30th. Pym AP EDNYFED, J. G., Esq., Barrister, aged 37.

December. 1st. NORTH, JOHN, Esq., Solicitor, aged 45. 5th. CROWDER, Sir RICHARD BUDDEN, one of the Justices of the

Court of Common Pleas, aged 64. 9th. MACAULAY, JOHN JERMY, Esq., Barrister. 10th. HASSELL, CHARLES, Esq., Solicitor, aged 45.

RAINE, WILLIAM, Esq., Solicitor. 12th. JESSOPP, JOSEPH, Esq., Solicitor, aged 73.

DOLAN, TERENCE T., Esq., Solicitor, aged 60.
15th. HALDANE, GEORGE, Esq., Barrister, aged 64.
16th. ATKINSON, RICHARD HOLLIER, Esq., Solicitor, aged 47.
20th. TAYLOR, ADAM, Esq., Solicitor, aged 54.
23rd. BAINES, M. T., Esq., M.P., Q.C., aged 61.

HUMPHRYS, GEORGE, Esq., Solicitor, aged 51.
WILKINSON, GEORGE HUTTON, Esq., many years Tecoider of

Newcastle-on-Tyne, aged 69.

GOODWIN, CHARLES, Esq., Solicitor, aged 68, 27th. FROST, HORACE, Esq., Solicitor, aged 34.

January. 1st. ALLEN, B., Esq., Solicitor.

Pigot, CHARLES, Esq., Solicitor, aged 40. 2nd. OLDHAM, Thomas, Esq., Solicitor, aged 50. 8th. WILMOT, WILLIAM, Esq. Solicitor, aged 51.

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