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BLENHEIM, August 15,

Mr E. T, Conolly, of Blenheim (ex-Attorney-Gencral), has been offered and accepted the Judgeship vacant by the death of Mr Justice Gillies,

Edward Tennyson Conolly, of the Inner Temple, was called to tho Bar in England on January 30, 1852. Ho left for New Zealand, arriving here on 19th August, 1863. After a long and honorable and distinguished career in this district, Mr Conolly accepted the position of Attorney-General in the Atkinson Government before the Stout - Vogel Cabinet, and more than verified the hopes of his friends, Mr Conolly, during his long residence in the Marlborough district, has won the respect and confidence of everyone, and from political strife always emerged with an unstained reputation, while his legal acumen and absolute fidelity have won for him extraordinary respect and confidence. No better appointment has been made in New Zealand, and by his accession to the Bench the colony has acquired a Judge who, we feel sure, will fulfil the highest requirements of the position.—‘ Express,’

A SEMI-DENIAL. [From Our Own Correspondent.] WELLINGTON, August 15. The statement that Mr Conolly has accepted the Judgeship is premature, He has been telegraphed for, and will arrive to morrow, but the offer has not yet been made. It will, however, be made on his arrival, and the probabilities are that he will accept it. Before Mr Denniston was appointed to the Bench Mr Conolly wrote saying that as his name was mentioned as a probable Judge he declined nomination, it being then understood that hs did not wish to stand in Mr Dudley Ward’s way,

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THE NEW JUDGE., Issue 7986, 15 August 1889

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THE NEW JUDGE. Issue 7986, 15 August 1889

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