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Far from relieving the burdens of the British taxpayer the Herald declares that in one sense the contribution by the Dominion will impose on Great Britain a fresh burden. It is one thing to build ships and quite another thing to man them. A Dreadnought can be constructed in less than two years. The British bluejacket's training extends over seven years, during which period the whole expense will have to be borne by the British taxpayers.
In the article quoted it is stated that it takes but two years to build a dreadnought, while it takes seven to make a seaman, and since there is no crisis which demands an immediate grant, it would probably much better meet the wishes of the people of Canada at large, were the money granted to be used in the upbuilding of a Canadian navy. True, there is not the facility for the building of modern battle-ships in Canada, but this can be readily overcome and Canadian money can be spent in Canada in the payment of Canadian workmen or men imported from Britain to work in Canada to build the battle-ships, retaining to Canadians that fundamental right of the British Constitution of designating where their money should be spent.
The most that can be said for Mr. Borden's plan, admirable as it undoubtedly is, is that it is but a makeshift, and Canada would have to begin not only building a navy, but naval yards for the construction of ships, in the near future, and why not begin now.
NEW WAY TO MAKE LAWYERS.
The college-trained young lawyer is now in the spotlight of educational controversy. It is admitted that a course in a school of law is indispensable, but it is also agreed that young men fresh from law classes lack something of importance which those who were graduated in the old days directly from a lawyer's office possessed. The educators are not very explicit in naming the “lacking qualities.” Perhaps the student spends too much time with his books and not enough in the court-room. One facetious critic think the law schools ought to put in a course of Starvation, original research work to be required the first five years after graduation. As a substitute for this graduate work in Starvation, Chancellor Elmer Ellsworth Brown, of New York University, and some of his university associates, suggest a solution of the difficulty through statutory provisions under which law school graduates, fresh from their studies, might practice in certain Courts under supervision analogous to that to which the hospital interne is subjected. It has even been suggested that a special Court might be constituted for the purpose, in which such supervised practice might, in certain . classes of cases, be provided gratuitously for clients who are unable to pay. Humanity has managed to struggle along with the medical interne. Why not give the young lawyer his chance at hospital practice?
Mr. A. B. Morine, K.C., has resumed practice at St. John’s, Nfld. It will be remembered that Mr. Morine, some years ago, came from St. John's, and entered into practice in Toronto, subsequently taking an active part in politics, According to a report from St. John’s, Mr. Morine does not intend for the present to enter into the political life of the colony.
Mr. William E. Banton, after several years' practice at Enderby, is now associated with Messrs. Woodworth & Creagh, Vancouver.
Dr. Lemuel Allen Currey, K.C., one of the most able lawyers in the Dominion, was found dead in bed. He was 58 years of age, and a graduate of the University of New Brunswick and Harvard Law School.
W. F. Guild, a former student in the office, has become a member of the law firm of Campbell, Pitblado & Co. Mr. Guild in the recent examinations headed the list in the solicitor and barrister divisions, thereby gaining the scholarship presented by the law society.
M. L. M. Skelton, who has been studying law in the office of W. W. Livingstone, for the past three years, will leave for Regina, where he will practise in the office of Balfour, Martin & Co. Mr. Skelton will be missed in Battle
ford, and takes with him the best wishes of a whole host of friends.
The partnership of Daniel O'Connell and John R. Corkery as the law firm of O'Connell and Corkery has now been announced. Mr. Corkery, who is a Peterborough boy, has been connected with Mr. O'Connell's office since the completion of his course at the law school in May last. He was called to the Bar in September.
At the first of the year a change took place in the wellknown firm of lawyers, Messrs. Perkins, Fraser and Gibson, of 53 Queen street. Mr. J. Goodwin Gibson is retiring from the firm, and Mr. Harold D. McCormick is taking his place, the new firm name being Perkins, Fraser and McCormick. Mr. Gibson is leaving shortly for Vancouver, where he will reside in future, having joined the legal firm of Bowser, Reid and Wallbridge, of that city.
The following are the candidates for admission to the practise of law at the Bar of the district of Quebec examinations of January, 1913: Maurice Brasset, Charles Darveau, F. X. Godbout, Maxime Morin, Elisee Theriault, Quebec; Raoul Simard, Baie Saint Paul.
MANITOBA LAW school, EXAMINATIONS.
J. H. Woodside, W. F. Guild, J. D. Cameron, C. K. Newcombe, E. G. Hetherington, W. Martin, and E. D. McMeans, all with honours.
H. S. Scarth, L. T. Tweed, W. J. Rowe, L. A. Masterman, A. W. Darrach, N. W. Kerr, O. G. McNabb, E. G. Trick, G. A. Colquhoun, and H. Wheeldon.
W. F. Guild, C. K. Newcombe, J. H. Woodside, and E. G. Hetherington, all with honours.
W. Martin, L. A. Masterman, H. S. Scarth, A. W. Darrach, J. D. Cameron, W. J. Rowe, N. W. Kerr, L. T. Tweed, E. D. McMeans, O. G. McNabb, H. Wheeldon, E. G. Trick, E. M. Beaudry, and A. U. Le Bel.
R. E. Atkinson, G. C. Lindsay, E. W. Gerrand, M. H. Teskey, R. Hoskins, A. B. Elliott, G. W. Culver, H. Gyles, J. W. Mitchell, A. H. J. Andrews, A. H. Warner, H. C. Morrison, IR. Cole, J. K. Morton, W. J. Major, A. B. Bell, D. McKenna, M. L. Bell, C. W. Jackson, A. T. Hawley, all with honours.
F. T. Taylor, B. V. Richardson, H. B. Burton, J. E. Reynolds, J. H. Radford, F. A. E. Hamilton, G. E. Winkler, J. F. Waller, J. M. O’Grady, C. H. Dixon, H. C. H. Brayfield, G. C. M. Boothe, J. S. Craig, G. F. O'Grady, J. "T. Beaubien, and A. U. Le Bel. -
S. Abrahamson, J. Isaacs, and J. L. McManus, all with honours.
J. W. Dempsey, A. M. Shinbane, A. E. Neville, S. H. Potter, R. M. Maclean, A. McDonald, J. E. Ramsden, C. D. Roblin, F. G. Thompson, H. L. Jackson, F. I. Simpson, J. M. Carmichael, F. M. Ferg, W. J. Hummel, W. E. Davidson, R. B. Kilbourne, A. S. Baird, Miss Melrose Sissons, R. Bird, H. W. Porter, G. A. Elliott, W. L. Mawhinney, H. E. Kennedy, G. F. D. Bond, J. L. Salterio, A. C. Reid, J. A. Davidson, H. L. Cathrea, F. G. Warburton, J. D. McRae, and C. M. Graban.
G. A. E. Bury, R. M. Pearson, W. M. Noble, J. J. Milne, M. M. Perdue, and C. L. Simmonds, all with honours.
R. McQueen, A. M. Graham, H. J. Riley, W. R. Sexsmith, C. D. Bates, C. W. Chappell, H. Gill, K. R. Kennedy, R. McKay, D. W. Yuill, F. F. Sewell, D. Nicholson, and E. R. R. Mills.
SASKATCHEWAN LAW SCHOOL EXAMINATIONS.
The following candidates have been successful in the recent Saskatchewan Law Society's examinations:—
S. Curtin, J. C. Speers, W. B. Lackey, W. J. Jolly, J. A. Strang, and A. F. Sample, of Regina; H. E. Hartney, Saskatoon; R. F. Hall, Humboldt; H. E. Ross, Moose Jaw, and W. J. Lindal, and E. T. Collins.
F. J. Brigel, A. L. Geddes, and D. A. McNiven, of Regina; W. H. Holmes and P. J. Hodge, of Saskatoon; E. J. Campbell, Arcola; H. A. Ebbels, Weyburn.
H. G. Fork and J. E. Lussier, Regina; F. C. Hayes, Swift Current; E. A. S. James and E. McPheeters, Moose Jaw; R. S. Dean, Melfort; F. G. Atkinson, D. S. Walker and M. L. M. Skelton, Battleford; W. J. McDonald and E. S. Wilson, Yorkton; J. S. Price, W. M. Aseltine and B. M. T. C. Wakeling.
SPECIAL STATUTE AND PRACTICE.
D. Forrester and W. Amyot, Regina; M. A. Miller, Weyburn; J. W. Murray, J. Muir, Moose Jaw; S. M. Walker, Saskatoon; E. T. Heap. Prince Albert; Wm. Nicol, Foam Lake; J. H. Gunn. ,