15 MARCH 1873, Page 3

Lord Selborne's Judicature Bill was read a second time on

Tuesday, amid a perfect chorus of approval from all the legal personages in the House. Lord Ilatherley concurred with Lord Selborne from beginning to end ; Lord Chelmsford regarded the Bill as a great and comprehensive measure ; and Lord Romilly held it to be the first which had promised to be really effective. It seems a pity that such heavy and good work should be thrown away, as it almost certainly will be if the Government goes out, for no private member could manage such an undertaking, and a 'new Lord Chancellor would be almost certain to have " views " of his own, even if he was superior to the desire for a separate reputation.