If the Lord Chancellor is obliged to resign, one among
many unhappy legal results may be, we fear, the loss of the Record of Irish Titles Bill, which is an application to Ireland of the very useful principle for registering titles which Mr. Torrens has had the chief credit of introducing in South Australia. This Bill was read a second time in the House of Lords on Thursday night, favoured nation." Though fanatical, the letter is entirely sane, when Lord Westbury spoke with warm praise of the South Australian Act and mentioned that the number of voluntary ap- plications in South Australia for registering titles under that Act had increased from 184 in 1858 to 1,168 in 1864. It will be un- fortunate if the defective official ethics of the Chancellor should delay the passage of this valuable measure.