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As it was necessary to reduce the lists to the standard number for each jury, the Commission charged itself with this duty. Those persons who had been recommended as jurors, but who from the small numbers of the jury were not placed on it, might, on the application of a jury, be called in on special occasions to give aid, under the title of associates, but without a vote, ma Foreign The nomination of the foreign jurors was conducted on a somewhat different
principle. The Foreign Commissioners submitted, that a fuller representation of the foreigners of all nations in the body which it was proposed to constitute for the purpose of confirming the award of individual juries would be secured, by referring the awards for confirmation to a general meeting of the juries of allied subjects, according to the groupings already spoken of. And the Commissioners assented to this modification. The selection of jurors for each foreign country was of course left to that country; persons of skilled knowledge being chosen to represent those classes of objects in which the country was a considerable exhibitor. It was recommended that in cases where the Central Commission was too remote to obtain the nomination of the jurors in sufficient time, the Foreign Commissioners should put themselves into communication with the diplomatic representatives of their respective countries in London. The number of jurors allotted to each foreign country by the Commissioners, upon the suggestion of the Foreign Commissioners, was as follows:—Austria, 15; Zollverein, comprehending Bavaria, Prussia, Saxony, Wurtemburg, &c, 19; Belgium, 11; North Germany, comprehending Bremen, Hamburgh, and Hanover, 3; Denmark, 1; France, 32; Greece, 1; Holland, 2; Portugal, 2; Russia, 6; Italy, comprehending Sardinia and Tuscany, 6; Spain, 3; Sweden and Norway, 1; Switzerland, 4; Turkey, 3; United States, 21; Egypt, 2.
If exhibitors accepted the office of jurors, they ceased to be competitors for prizes in the class to which they were appointed, and these could not be awarded either to them individually, or to the firms in which they might be partners. Juries were at liberty to take evidence when a majority of the jury deemed it advisable, and to name the persons to be consulted. Jurors of another class might also be called in aid by a jury, when a knowledge involved in that class was required. Juries were empowered to act in matters of detail by sub-committees, but no award could be made except by the majority of the jury. Before a jury could finally make its awards, it was necessary they should have been submitted to a meeting of the juries of allied subjects, as indicated in the groups. These meetings of allied juries had power to confirm the award of the juries, and to investigate any disputed decisions. Before, however, the awards were published, it was requisite they should have been submitted to a Council, consisting of the chairmen of the juries, in order to secure uniformity of action, and a compliance with the regulations originally laid down by that body. The awards of a jury, when reported by the Council of Chairmen as being made in conformity to the rules, were final. The juries were aided in the general transaction of the business by a person named by the Royal Commissioners, who by himself, or by a deputy approved of by the Commission, was present at their deliberations, for the purpose of explaining the rules of the Commission. This nominee of the Commission, who was Dr. L. Playfair, did not have a vote in any of the juries, or at all interfere in the adjudication of awards.
The Exhibition is open to tell its own tale, and is now submitted to the judg- Concision, ment of the world.
All that has been done has been the work of a short and anxious period of sixteen months. During that time, Her Majesty's Commissioners have assembled together upwards of forty times, to discuss and determine all principles. When the Commissioners were not sitting, every important detail of action was considered by His Royal Highness, the President, and by Lord Granville, as Chairman of the Finance Committee. From time to time, as their services have been required, the most distinguished persons in art and science have met in Committees, liberally to afford their assistance to the Commissioners. These gentlemen, to whom the Exhibition is thus indebted, are named elsewhere; and it may be permitted to append a list of the staff, materially strengthened by officers of the Royal Engineers, both of Her Majesty's and the Honourable East India Company's service, which has carried the work into execution, and also to acknowledge the effective aid of the Sappers and Miners who have been permitted by the Master General of the Ordnance to bring their military discipline and business knowledge to aid in the arrangements of the Exhibition.
The work is done, and the collection made of the productions of 15,000 exhibitors, working with the ability God hath given them. To these we may say with St. Paul,—" In lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves." And to spectators we may reiterate the hope expressed by the Prince, that "the first impression which the view of this vast collection will produce will be that of deep thankfulness to the Almighty for the blessings which he has bestowed upon us already here below; and the second, the conviction that they can be only realized in proportion to the help which we are prepared to render to each other—therefore, only by peace, love, and ready assistance, not only between individuals, but between the nations of the earth."
Exhibition, Hyde Park, 28th April, 1851.
SPECIAL COMMISSIONERS TO COMMUNICATE WITH LOCAL COMMITTEES. Dr. Lyon Playfair, F.R.S. | Lt.-Col. J. A. Lloyd, F.R.S.
COMMITTEE APPOINTED FOR COMMUNICATING WITH THE LOCAL COMMITTEES OF
LIST OF COMMISSIONERS, &c. APPOINTED ABROAD TO PROMOTE THE EXHIBITION
OF 1851 IN LONDON.
FRANCE. La Commission générale, instituée par arrêtés des 28 Février et 11 Mars 1850, s'est, dans sa séance du 16 Mars, divisée en 6 Commissions spéciales, dont voici les attributions et la composition :•
1° Commission des Affaires administratives et de la Correspondence.
M. Charles Dcpin, de l'Académie des Sciences, Président de la Commission Générale.
M. De Lesseps, Directeur des Consulats et des Affaires Commerciales au Ministère des Affaires Etrangères.
M. Delavenav, Secrétaire-Général du Ministère de l'Agriculture et du Commerce.
M. Monny De Mornay, Chef de la division de l'Agriculture.
M. Fleurv, Chef de la division du Commerce Extérieur.
M. Delamure, Chef de la division du Commerce Intérieur.
M. Ciiemin-dupoxtes, Chef du Bureau des FaitsCommerciaux, Secrétaire de la Commission Générale.
2° Commission des Arts Agricoles.
M. Hericart De Thury, de l'Académie des Sciences.
M. Toorret, Vice Président du Jury Central.
M. Payen, de l'Académie des Sciences.
M. Armand Seguier, de l'Académie des Sciences.
M. De Keroorlay, Membre de la Société Nationale et Centrale d'Agriculture.
M. MONNY DE MORNAY.
3" Commission des Arts Mécaniques et de Précision.
M. Pouillet, de l'Académie des Sciences.
M. Armand Seguier, de l'Académie des Sciences.
M. Morin, de l'Académie des Sciences.
M. Combes, de l'Académie des Sciences.
M. Michel Chevalier, Ingénieur en Chef des
4° Commission des Arts Chimiques et
M. Balard, de l'Académie des Sciences.
M. Michel Chevalier.
M. Ebelmen, Directeur de la Manufacture Nationale de Sèvres. M. Le Chatelier.
5" Commission des Tissus.
M. Mimerel, Président de la Commission des Tissus au Jury Central.
M. Leoentil, Président de la Chambre de Commerce de Paris.
M. Barber, Membre du Jury Central de l'Industrie Nationale.
M. Sallandrouze De Lamornaiz, Membre du Jury Central.
M. De Lavenay.
6° Commission des Beaux-Arts et Arts divers. M. Fontaine, de l'Académie des Beaux Arts. M. Leon De Laborde, de l'Académie des Beaux
Dons une deuxième séance qui ti eu lieu le 20 courant, out été élus Présidents des diverses Commissions :—
I. Commission Administrative
II, Commission des Arts Agri-1 M. Hericart coles \ De Thory.
III. Commission des Arts Méca-\w n
IV. Commission des Arts Chi-lM. Hericart iniques et Métallurgiques / De Thory.
V. Commission des Tissus . M. Legentil.
VI. Commission des Beaux Arts )■„ „■
et Arts divers . . . JM. Fontaine.
Tous les renseignements destinés a la Commission doivent être adressés au Ministère de l'Agriculture et du Commerce.
(M. Charles l Dcpin.
President.—M. De Broucrere, Bourgmestre de la Ville de Bruxelles, Membre de la Chambre des Représentants, Président du Jury l'Exposition Industrielle de 1847.
Membres.—M. Bellefroid, Chef de la Division de l'Agriculture au Department de l'Intérieur.
M. Benoit Faber, Délégué de la Chambre de Commerce de Namur.
M. Capitaine, Fabricant a Liège, délégué de la Chambre de Commerce de cette Ville.
M. Claes (Paul).DE Lembeoq, Agronome.
M. Kindt, Inspecteur pour les Affaires Industrielles, au Department de l'Intérieur.
M. Kums, Fabricant a Anvers, délégué par la Chambre de Commerce de cette Ville.
M. Manilics, Membre de la Chambre des Représentants, délégué par la Chambre de Commerce de Gaud.
M. Overman, Fabricant a Tournay, délégué par la Chambre de Commerce de cette Ville.
M. Partoes, Directeur du Commerce Extérieur
et des Consulats au Department des Affaires
Etrangères. M. Qcoilin, Secrétaire Général au Department
des Finances. M. Romberg, Chef de la Division de l'Industrie
au Department de l'Intérieur. M. Simonis, (Armand), Président de la Chambre
de Commerce de Verriers. M. Spitaels, (Ferdinand), Membre du Sénat, dé
légué par la Chambre de Commerce de Charles
roy. M. Van Hooff, Fabricant a Saint-Nicolas, délégué par la Chambre de Commerce de cette
Ville. M. Vercruyse-bruneel, (H.), Fabricant à Cour
tray, délégué delà Chambre de cette Ville. M. Verreyt, Fabricant a Bruxelles, délégué par
la Chambre de Commerce de cette Ville.
« Voir le Moniteur du SI Mus 1850.