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MERTHYR POLICE COURT.

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THE INCORPORATION OF MERTHYR.

THE LATE MR. MAYNARD COLCHESTER…

Family Notices

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ABERDARE POLICE COURT. --

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PONTYPRIDD INTELLIGENCE.

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THE DRUNKARD POURTRAYED.

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YOUTHFUL DEPRAVITY.

THE NEW VICEROY OF INDIA.

CHARGE AGAINST A CLERGYMAN.

DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR THE…

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DISQUALIFICATIONS FOR THE BENCH. The Norwich Town Council having complained to the Lord Chancellor that solicitors, editors of news- papers, and brewers, though eligible for the office of mayor, are in practice excluded from the commission of the peace, Mr. E. Ross, secretary of commissions, has been directed by his lordship to reply that he knows of no rule excluding the editors of news- papers from the commission, and he has never acted on that principle. There is not," the letter con- tinues, any rule which excludes, nor has the Lord Chancellor had occasion to exclude solicitors as such. But the Lord Chancellor has always considered that where a solicitor or his partner practised before a bench of magistrates in a borough, there would be an obvious inconvenience in placing him on the bench to exercise the functions of a magistrate in that town. It is not the practice to appoint brewers to be magistrates. This is a practice which the Lord Chancellor found in exist- ence when he entered upon his office, and he has acted upon a rule which has been long observed. There is no doubt that this rule has, in some cases, occasioned considerable local inconvenience; and, looking to the manner in which, by the licensing ana other statutes, the intervention of magistrates who are brewers in cases under those Acts is prohibited, the Lord Chancellor is not prepared to say that this rule might not be reconsidered with advantage."

ANOTHER ALLEGED CITY FRAUD.

MR. W. E. FORSTER AT BRADFORD.

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