27 OCTOBER 1894, Page 3

The long-delayed appointment to the office of Solicitor- General has

at last been made. Mr. Lockwood has been placed in the office vacated by Sir Robert Reid, who now becomes Attorney-General, Sir John Rigby having become a Lord Justice. The appointment is a popular one with the Bar, as Mr. Lockwood is much liked in the profession ; and though not a great lawyer, is of quite sufficient standing. The new Solicitor-General's bonhomie and resourcefulness should make him useful to the Government in debate.