CART BEFORE THE HORSE.
"Mr. Rankin has been appointed Chief Justice of Sierra Leone. We suppose the immediate recall of Sir John Jeffcott will be the result of this appointment." —Globe.
On the contrary, this appoinment is the result of the recall of Sir JOHN JEFFCOTT. It would be very strange to appoint an official person's successor, and then recall him in consequence of such ap- pointment. It is not usual anywhere to fill up a place until it is vacant by some means or other.
This may seem a small mistake, because it is so plain a one; but when similar ones on more important subjects are wrapped in pompous and inappropriate language, the absurdity is more diffi- cult to unravel : indeed, it seems hardly worth while to attempt it, and the mischief is let pass.