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10,222 persons on 1856. The circulating Art-museum has been sent to Stourbridge, Worcester, Liverpool, Glasgow, Paisley, and Dundee, and 36,024 persons have consulted it. The various Schools of Science and courses of public scientific lectures have been attended by 10,372 students. The total number of students connected with the Schools of Art, or under inspection, has been 43,212, being an increase of 25 per cent. on the numbers returned in June, 1856; whilst the cost of the State assistance, from being an average of £3. 2s. 4d. per student in 1851, before the reform of the Schools of Design, has been reduced to an average of 13s. 1d. per student, the instruction at the same time having greatly improved, and the means for study largely increased.

The success of the removal of the Science and Art Department from Marlborough House to South Kensington, has been so signal as to require some special notice of it.

The number of students in the Art Training School at Marlborough House during the Session ending February 1856, was 292. The number in the month of last March at South Kensington was 407.

The visitors to the Museum in less than ten months have amounted to 439,997 persons, being nearly five times the average numbers annually that attended Marlborough House. [The numbers for twelve months have been 488,361. The experiment of opening the Museum in the evening has shown that that is the time most convenient to the working classes to attend public museums. Comparing time with time, the numbers have been five times as great in the evening as in the morning. The provision of somewhat increased space has enabled the Department to be useful to all the local Schools of Art, in the circulation and lending of the articles in the Museum, and the books and prints in the Library. These are no longer metropolitan institutions, but are essentially national in their influence. The South Kensington Museum is the storehouse of the United Kingdom, and every School of Art is privileged to borrow from it any article that is safely portable.

The provision of increased space has enabled the collections of Art for the first time to be properly exhibited to the public. It has also enabled other collections to be made and properly displayed, and it has been proved that if space be provided by the State, the public are willing to fill it. This is shown by Mr. Sheepshank's munificent gift of British Pictures now properly displayed, by the Animal collection, the Patent collection, the Architectural collection, the Educational collection, and the collection of Sculpture; in all of which the objects have been almost wholly provided by the public.From the Lord President's Annual Report.

SAINT BARNABAS' DAY.-The 11th June being Saint Barnabas' Day, the election of fellows to Saint John's College, Oxford, from the ancient School of the Merchant Tailors' Company, took place in the library attached to the institution. After the conclusion of the viva voce examination, which had been preceded by five days' paper work, the master of the company, (Mr. Turnley), the president of Saint John's (Dr. Wynter), the two

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posers" (the Rev. C. Cookson and J. B. Behrends, Esq.), and the examiners (Professors Browne and Maine), repaired to the long school-room, which was fitted up for the reception of a numerous company. The speeches were delivered according to a programme which has now been in existence nearly 300 years:

PROLUSIONUM HABENDARUM RATIO.

Orationes Gratulatoriæ duæ.

Quarum altera Latinè Habenda,
Gulielmo H. Maddock
Græcè altera,
Davide R. Paramore
Sequitur Prolusionum Senarius, quarum Argumenta singula
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1. Psalmus xviii. v. 7—29. Carm. Alc. Lat. Perorante Jacobo R. Thursfield 2. Rivulus Vocalist Carm. Eleg. Lat. Perorante Joanne W. Knapp

3. Lacus Asphaltitest Carm. Her Lat.

Perorante Joanne H. Merriott

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6. Molière-Le Festin de Pierre, Acte IV. Scenes II. et III.

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Chief Justice
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Don Juan
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Joanne H. Merriott
Joanne W. Knapp
Stephano N. Tebbs

Georgio D. Irvine
Davide R. Paramore
Gulielmo H. Maddock

Davide R. Paramore
Gulielmo H. Maddock
Jacobo R. Thursfield
Georgio D. Irvine

+ Translated from Tennyson's "Brook," by J. W. Knapp, 3d. Monitor.

Portions of a Prize Poem, by J. H. Meriott, 7th Monitor.

* Translated from Shakspeare, by S. N. Tebbs, 3d Monitor.

The speeches were well and efficiently delivered, and the translations, especially those by Messrs. Knapp and Tebbs, from Tennyson and Shakspeare, exhibited much elegance and power of classical imitation. The head master, the Rev. Dr. Hessey, then distributed the prizes, with appropriate remarks to each successful candidate. Messrs. Maddock and Paramore were announced as elected Probationary Fellows of Saint John's. Mr. Main as the Parkin scholar, being the best mathematician now leaving for the University. The following chief prizes were awarded:-Mr. Knapp, Latin verse; Mr. Tebbs, general Latin and general Greek; Mr. Maddock, History; Mr. Crosthwaite, Hebrew medal: Mr. William Baker, head master's Hebrew prize; Mr. Main, chief French and also chief Mathematical. A new prize, just established by Mr. Gilpin, a member of the court, and treasurer of Christ's Hospital, for good conduct, as evinced in industry and attainment of more prizes and distinctions than we have space to mention, was adjudged to Mr. Tebbs. A multitude of minor prizes followed, and with a valete on the part of the head master, and of course a plaudite on that of the boys, the school was dismissed until Tuesday, June 22.

EDUCATION COMMISSION.-The Duke of Newcastle, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Knt., the Rev. Wm. Charles Lake, M.A., the Rev. William Rogers, M.A., Goldwin Smith, Esq., M.A., Nassau William Senior, Esq., and Edward Miall, Esq. are Her Majesty's Commissioners to inquire into the present state of popular education in England, and to consider and report what measures (if any) are required for the extension of sound and cheap elementary instruction to all classes of the people. This is the most motley group ever herded together in a Royal Commission, and singular no less for its exclusion of fit men, than for its inclusion of the most antagonistic. It seems intended as a practical joke.

FRENCH TEACHERS IN ENGLISH SCHOOLS.-A case of some interest to the scholastic profession was tried in May last, in the County Court at Warwick. The plaintiff, Monsieur Foumentèze, who had been employed as resident French master in the defendant's school,-the Manor House Academy at Leamington,---sued the Principal, Mr. J. F. Matthews, for the sum of £31. 5s., of which £20 was for the half-year's salary up to Midsummer, and £11. 53. in compensation for board and lodging for the unexpired nine weeks of that period, he having been engaged by the defendant for the usual scholastic half-year and dismissed from his situation on the 19th of April, without notice, on the ground of misconduct, in having on that day, in speaking of the conspirators, Orsini and Pierri in the presence of the defendant and his pupils, declared them to be noble and virtuous men, whose deed was no crime, but worthy of the admiration of the rising generation, or words to that effect, and having applied threatening language to the defendant himself, on his expressing his abhorrence of such sentiments and of the parties in question and their abettors. The question for the jury was whether the circumstances legally justified the dismissal; in which case, the learned judge observed, the plaintiff could not recover any part of his claim. But as it appeared that the defendant, at the time of discharging the plaintiff, tendered him £13. 2s. the amount of his salary up to that day, and on the opening of the trial, expressed himself still willing to pay it, the jury gave a verdict for that amount only, viz., £13. 2s. the foreman observing that as defendant had expressed his willingness to pay it, they did not wish to deprive him of what he had actually earned; thus intimating, as it would seem, that the defendant was justified in dismissing him without notice.

EAST INDIA COMPANY'S MILITARY COLLEGE, ADDISCOMBE.-The public half yearly examination of the gentlemen cadets at this college was held on the 11th of June at the college, Addiscombe, near Croydon, in the presence of Sir Frederick Currie, Bart. the Chairman of the Court of Directors, W. J. Eastwick, Esq, deputy chairman, and other members of the Court, including Mr. Shepherd, Sir James Hogg, Bart., Colonel Sykes, M.P., Mr. Macnaghten, Mr. Willoughby, M.P., and Lieutenant General Sir George Pollock, G.C.B., Major General Sir Frederick Smith, M.P., public examiner and inspector; Sir Frederick Abbott, C.B., lieutenant governor; the several professors, and a number of visitors. Amongst the latter were-The Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M.P., Lieutenant General Sir William Codrington, K.C.B., Sir Francis Head, Bart, Sir George Clerk, K.C.B., Sir James Elphinstone, Bart., M.P., Robert Crawford, Esq. M.P.; Major Generals Sir H. Jones, K.C.B., R.E., Sir William F. Williams, Bart, K.C.B., G. E. Gowan, Goldwyn, Cameron, Wilson, Clarke, Home, Portlock; Colonels Ross, R.E., Tulloh, Witford, Eardley Wilmott, Hogg, Elwyn, Addison, Montgomery, Baker, Mainwaring, Welchman, C.B., Leslie, C.B., Hay.

There were 30 gentlemen cadets brought forward for examination. Of this number 14 were reported by the public examiner to be qualified for the Engineers, viz. William Maxwell Campbell, James Henry Robert Cruickshank, George Wingate Oldham, Charles William Ingleby Harrison, Frederick Jervis Home, Lowis D'Aguilar Jackson, Henry Wathen Watson, Beresford Lovett, Gray Townsend Skipwith, Henry Mc. Veagh Crichton, Edward Andrew Trevor, Ross Thompson, Philip Samuel Marindin, Alexander Thomas Fraser. Seven for the Artillery, viz. Kenneth James Lock Mackenzie, George Henry Candy, Christopher Charles Pemberton, Ross Fendall Lowis, John Henry Alexander, Percy Reid Lempriere, James William Macdougall; and the remainder for the Infantry, viz. David Walter Williams, Arthur Johnston Bannerman, Montagu Clementi Smith, James Poleglaze James, John Kennedy M'Causland, Graham Montague Balfour, Charles Sheppey Sturt, James Henry Gleig.

The report of the public examiner and inspector of studies having been read by Mr. Cochrane, the clerk for the college, the chairman distributed the prizes as follows:

FIRST CLASS.-FOURTH TERM.

W. Campbell-The Pollock medal, first mathematics, first fortification, first military surveying, and photography.

C. Harrison-First good conduct.

H. Watson-Second good conduct, second military drawing, and second Hindustani. James Cruickshank-Second mathematics and first Hindustani,

B. Lovett-Second fortification, second military surveying, and French.

R. Thompson-First military drawing, and first civil drawing.
L. Jackson-- Second civil drawing.

G. Candy-Latin.

A. Fraser-Geology.

THIRD TERM.

G. Strahan-Mathematics, fortification, military drawing, military surveying, civil drawing, and third good conduct.

R. Hawkins-Hindustani and Latin.

J. Colquhoun--French.

J. Meikiejohn-Fourth good conduct.

SECOND TERM.

W. H. Pierson-Mathematics, fortification, military drawing, military surveying, civil drawing, and Latin.

H. Rowcroft-Hindustani.
J. Cookesley-French.

ORPHAN WORKING SCHOOL.-On the 27th of May a highly interesting meeting was held at this excellent school, at Haverstock Hill-the hundredth anniversary of the public examination of the children, and the distribution of prizes to the deserving and to those in reference to whom the committee had received testimonials of good character from the masters and mistresses of past scholars now in service.

It may be well to state that the boys remain in the school until they are 14 years of age, when they are placed out as apprentices, if suitable situations offer, with an outfit at a cost of £5. Nearly all the girls remain until they are 15 years of age, and are trained for domestic service. When they leave the school, situations are provided for them, and each girl has an outfit of the value of £3. 3s. There have been altogether 1805 poor children admitted into the schools; nearly all who have left, after receiving a religious, useful, and suitable education, have been placed in situations in which they have, by industry and good conduct, obtained a comfortable livelihood; some have risen to influential stations in society, and many of them are now governors of the charity. There are at present about 260 children in the schools.

The amount of rewards distributed on this occasion to the girls (21 old scholars) was £9. 14s. 6d., in various sums, and all in new coin, which the children appreciate the more, inasmuch as such coins become "keepsakes." The girls only were rewarded on the day preceding the meeting, the distribution of prizes to the boys being reserved for the 10th of June. The chair was taken by Mr. J. R. Mills, the president; and there were present Sir J. S. Trelawny, Bart.; the Revs. J. Nunn, Tyler, and A. Reed; Messrs. C. Tyler, E. Chartier, B. A. Tomkins, Kenneth, J. Soul (secretary), &c. There were also many of the governors present, together with several teachers of other schools; altogether a very crowded assembly. Prayer having been offered by the Rev. J. Nunn, and the 27th Psalm sung, the children were examined by Mr. R. Saunders (resident superintendent of the Normal College, Borough Road), and Mr. White (principal of Abbey Street Schools), Mr. Lawrence, and Mr. Langton. The course of examination comprised reading and questions from the Holy Scriptures, geography, history, grammar, spelling, and mental arithmetic; and there was an inspection of maps, drawings, &c. The whole of the examination was in the highest degree satisfactory, and afforded unimpeachable testimony to the care and attention which had been bestowed upon their education. The reading was remarkably good. The examination was pleasantly broken at intervals by the children singing.

One of the most noticeable features connected with the examination was the drawing two large maps from memory, on slates, by two little boys. They were very elaborate, and only occupied a few minutes. Some very beautiful drawings graced the walls-the productions of the pupils during the past year. The answers in mental arithmetic were surprising. We are glad to find that the institution is remarkably prosperous. The fund raised towards enlarging the present schools, in commemoration of the centenary, already reaches £5000, but it has been determined not to commence the building until that sum is increased to £10,000. His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales has recently given a second contribution of 250 guineas to the general fund for a life presentation, and amongst the names of the subscribers are many of the nobility. Amongst the later contributions within the last few days are Lord Shaftesbury and Lord J. Russell, of ten guineas each. At the close of the examination the chairman addressed the children in a most feeling manner, complimenting them on their knowledge gained in the school, and

charging them, in the most affectionate manner, never to forget to thank God that he had raised up friends in the place of those parents whom they had lost, and who evinced such care in their instruction, and such solicitude for their future position in life. He also addressed a few words to the company assembled, feeling sure they would agree with him that they had had abundant proof of the soundness of the education administered. The chairman concluded by congratulating them on the excellence and prosperity of the institution, and pointed to the appearance of the children in proof of the care taken of them.

Mr. Soul (the secretary) then explained that the reason that the girls only then received their prizes was that there would really not have been room for the performance of the whole ceremony at one time. Nearly 200 of the boys who had been educated in the schools have been invited for the 10th of June to a special meeting, when the boys' rewards will be distributed.

Several other gentlemen having addressed the meeting, the national anthem was sung, and the interesting proceedings terminated.

ST. MARY'S HOSPITAL MEDICAL SCHOOL.-On the 5th of May the distribution of prizes and certificates of honor awarded to the students during the past year in this school took place in the theatre of the hospital at Paddington, under the presidency of the Right Honorable Sir James Stephens, K.C.B., L.L.D., the Regius Professor of Modern History in the University of Cambridge. The medical officers and lecturers were present during the proceedings, which were graced by the attendance of a numerous assemblage of ladies, friends of the students.

The prizes, &c., were distributed in the following order.

Anatomy-Senior --Session 1857-58: Prize, Mr. Arthur Myers; certificate of honor, Mr. Henry Ubsdell.

Anatomy-Junior.-Session 1857-58: Prize, Mr. Alfred J. Belemore; certificates of honor, Mr. Arthur B. Brown and Mr. Frederick J. Rogers, equal.

Chemistry-Junior.-Session 1857-58: Prize, Mr. Alfred J. Belemore.

Medicine.-Session 1857-58: Prize, Mr. James Henry Jeffcoat; certificate of honor, Mr. Stamford Felce.

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Surgery.-Session 1857-58: Prize, Mr. Thomas L. Ash; certificates of honor, Mr. James Henry Jeffcoat, Mr. H. Howard Hayward.

Clinical Medicine.--Session 1857-58: Prize, Mr. Thomas L. Ash.

Clinical Surgery.-Session 1857-58: Prize, Mr. Stamford Felce.

Military Surgery.-Session 1856-57: Prize, Mr. H. Howard Hayward; certificate of honor, Mr. Dracachis.

Botany.-Session 1856-57: Prize, Mr. James E. Trevor: certificate of honor, Mr. Henry Ubsdell.

Materia Medica.-Session 1856-57: Prize, Mr. Stamford Felce: certificate of honor, Mr. Henry Ubsdell.

Midwifery-Senior.-Session 1856-57: Prize, Mr. Henry Ubsdell: certificates of honor, Mr. Thomas L. Ash and Mr. H. Howard Hayward.

Midwifery Junior.-Session 1856-57 Prize, Mr. Stamford Felce; certificates of honor, Mr. Arthur Myers, Mr James J. Grosjean.

Practical Chemistry.-Session 1856-57: Prize, Mr. Benjamin Cocks; certificate of honor, Mr. Thomas L. Ash.

Medical Jurisprudence.-Session 1856-57: Prize, Mr. Benjamin Cocks: certificate of honor, Mr. Thomas L. Ash.

Comparative Anatomy.-Session 1856-57 Prize, Mr. Stamford Felce; certificates of honor, Mr. Edwin Chisholm, Mr. Henry Ubsdell, equal, and Mr. Trevor.

Natural Philosophy.-Session 1856-57: Certificate of honor, Mr. Dracachis.

The Dean's Prize for General Proficiency.-- Session 1857-58: Prize, Mr. James Henry Jeffcoat.

The right honorable chairman then delivered a most able and eloquent address to the students, pointing out the vast importance of the duties which would devolve upon them in the station of life for which they were studying, and giving them sound practical

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