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BAR TOUTING. The Times, some days since, jocularly compared the learned gentlemen of the bar at Westminster-hall, to the gentlemen of the whip on a cab-stand, where they wait for fares. Touting" however, the Times said, or active exertions to get a fare, was not allowed at the bar; and, in so far, the bar was more digni- lied than the whip. The Times, however, has been forced tcf confess its error. It hasn't apologised to the cabmen as yet; but it should. The bar touts upon occasions with wonderful activity; the gallant fel- lows have been at work for the last fortnight, canvassing for the vacant judgeships of the Courts of Request, as the following different appeals will show:- THE GENTEEL CANVASS. Mr. Frederic Figtree solicits your vote and interest. His connections with Westminster are of long date. He was edu- cated at Westminster school. His uncle was a canon of West- minster, and his grandmother, the Hon. Mrs. Figtree, occupied for thirty-eight years a house in Great George-street. Mr. Figtree is a member of the Western Circuit, and in the year 1822, his first circuit, held a brief in the case of Snooks e. Snobby. He has occupied chambers on the third floor for twenty- three years, during which time he has eaten two thousand four hundred and eleven dinners in hall, has paid nine hundred and sixty pounds rent, and has never been in arrears to his clerk or laundress. Mr. Figtree flatters himself he is a gentleman by birth and education. He has never had any connection with the press, which he heartily despises, and voted for the banishment of reporters from the bar-mess. "Having thus upheld the dignity of his profession during a period of nearly a quarter of a century, Mr. Figtree offers him- telf to notice as a person, qualified to hoid the office of Judge of the Westminster Court of Requests. He has the honour of subjoining the following testimonial c.. From Mr. Justice Humdrum. My dear Figtree-I am delighted to give any testimony I can in your favour. To my certain knowledge you travelled 33,000 miles on circuit, always in a post chaise; and during that period you have ever conducted yourself as a man of honour and 0 gentleman. Most sincerely yours, 11 1 HUMPHRY HUMDRUM.' From Mr. Baron Mauley. Dear Fig- Olim truncus eras ficulus inutile lignum. I am glad to think you are to be useless no longer, and that after twenty-five years your talents are to have fair play. Though you have not been lucky as a barrister, I am sure you will be great as a judge As a judge of claret, for instance, I know few like you. i wiah you every success in your canvass, «nd shaU be glad to see you presiding in your court, and aU the tradesmen in Westminster sitting under their fig-tree. Ilaithfully yours, MOMT;G MAVLF Y.' 1HB PATHWIC CANVASS. « Mr. Pump to solicit your vote and interest. •• Mr. Pump has dwelt in Westminster for twelve years, and ia the father of thirteen children. They may be seen at his chambers, Pump-court, at any hour from ten till four. It is to the Christian, the family-man, the father, that Mr. Pump appeals for support. Mrs. Pump will wait upon the ladies of the commissioners aod solicit their suffrages, with her last beloved baby— Men and fathers, „ Men and fathers, Plump forPumj. P.8.—No connection with the Press." THE HOTJHDSDITCH CANVASS. The friends of Bartholomew Nebuchadnezzar, Esq., barris- tw-at-Iaw, are requested to meet at the Rose of Sharon Hotel, Holywell-street, to take measures for forwarding that gentle- man's canvass for the post of Judge of the Court of Requests. "D. Davids, Esq., Blue Lion-square; Samuel Slomu. Esq., Tetter-lane; Benjamin Benoni, Esq., Holywell-street (general outfitting warehouse)-have established branch committees at tlteir residences, where the friends of B. JtebUChadaeMar; Etq., we requested t9 attend,"—Punch,


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