28 OCTOBER 1865, Page 1

Mr. Justice Crompton has, we regret to find, been compelled

by failing health to resign. He was one of the best, if not the very best, lawyer on the bench, and will not be easily replaced. It is said that Mr. Collier is not unlikely to accept a puisne judge- ship, and in that case Mr. Denman (who is to be elected at Tiver- ton without a contest) has been' talked of to succeed him. It would,, however, be very unfair to Sir Roundel]. Palmer to chain him to the House of Commons by the plea that the Solicitor-General was quite unable to take his place, and this would undoubtedly be true of Mr. Denman. Mr. Coleridge is in every way the best man for the office, and would be a real accession to the oratorical power of the Government in the House of Commons,—a considera- tion they can by no means pretend to despise. It is, however, still uncertain whether Mr. Collier is willing to take a puisne judge- ship.