13 DECEMBER 1856, Page 9

Lord Chief Justice Campbell made two announcements yesterday from the

Bench. In consequence of a question, which arose during the last sitting of the Court, as to the fees which the secretaries to the different Bishops are entitled to demand from clergymen on their institution, he had made a com- munication to the Archbishop of Canterbury with respect to the preparation of a table of those fees under the provisions of a section of the Pluralities Act, which had not yet been acted on. He had received a reply, from which he had reason to believe that a table of fees such as would put an end to all these disputes for the future would shortly be published. The second statement was of more general interest. Lord Campbell said he had made a communication to the Duke of Argyll, her Majesty's Post-- master-General, in reference to the present mode of affixing the Post-office marks on letters, which is really discreditable to that department of the Government. Continental letters always show most distinctly the place and time at which they were posted : the stamps on lishletters are. generally.so blotched that neither letters nor figures can be • • ished,—

a serious inconvenience not only to individuals but to the administration of justice both in civil and criminal courts. He himself since he had been a

bedge had seen the course of justice most seriously obstructed by these marks eing illegible. He was sure the Postmaster-General is moat anxious to do all in his power to remedy the evil, and there would be no difficulty in doing so, as it is only necessary to ascertain how letters are stamped on the Con- tinent, where there is no reason to complain. A case was tried before him- self at Westminster a few days ago, in which a question arose as to the time- at which a letter had been posted and delivered ; but the stamp on it was so- indistinct that it required a person from the Post-office to make a conjecture as to what it indicated. He really hoped that he would have no reason in future to make any remark on this subject.

"John Young," alias " Fitzroy Young," alias "John Fitzroy Young," alias "John Young and Co.," went up yesterday to the Bankruptcy Court to pass his examination. Mr. James Clarke, the petitioning creditor, was examined to show the bona fides of the bankruptcy. Mr. Commissioner Goulburn said that he was not driven to decide that question ; and that, looking on the bankrupt's accounts as not true and satisfactory, he should adjourn the examination sine die, and refuse all protection. Young im- mediately left the court, as it is stated, for Switzerland.