21 JANUARY 1865, Page 2

An old form of Scotch law enables Miss Longworth to

claim at least to put Major Yelverton on his oath on the question of the asserted marriage with her, in spite of the decision of the House of Lords. Major Yelverton's counsel oppose this claim eagerly, and it is obvious he objects to take the oath. The Court have not yet decided whether it is a case in which this test can be forced upon him.