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same master from the same school, according to their sound discretion, and of placing another more fit in his stead. The founder had an undoubted right to place this confidence in the governors if the crown thought fit to sanction it; and if the master was appointed ad libitum, it was clear he was removeable without summons or proof, and there was nothing unreasonable in the founder giving such authority to the governors, for there might be many cases which made a man unfit, which could not be made the subject of actual proof. General want of reputation in the neighbourhood; suspicion that he was guilty of charges made against him; or the common belief of improper conduct, might have a tendency to injure or ruin the school, although the charges might be untrue. Such being the meaning of the letters patent, and of a sound discretion in the guardians, the court thought the several issues raised were altogether immaterial points, and that, notwithstanding the finding of the jury, the return was a substantial and good return. It had then been urged that the guardians had passed a bye-law regulating the appointment and removal of the master; and, as the jury had found that the requisites of the bye-law had not been complied with, therefore the plaintiff was entitled to his peremptory mandamus, but the court thought the governors had no authority to make such a bye-law to bind their successors in the exercise of their duty. A bye-law which restrained and limited the powers originally given to the governors by the founder himself the court thought must be bad. The governors had the power given them to remove a master on their sound discretion, and the court thought that would be diminished, and that it might be detrimental to the interests of the school, by making it necessary to exhibit the charge in writing. The court was of opinion that the plaintiff had taken his issues not on the material facts, and that he was not entitled to judg. ment on a verdict found for him on such issues. It agreed with the court of Queen's Bench, that the defendants were entitled to judgment and costs, and that the judgment must be affirmed.
COURT OF CHANCERY, LINCOLN'S-INN, Dec. 17.
IN THE MATTER OF THE LUDLOW CHARITIES. Sir C. Wetherell, Mr. J. Parker, and Mr. Wray appeared in support of a petition presented on behalf of the schoolmaster and other parties interested in the charities, against the courts sanctioning any compromise in respect of the charity property, and for directions from the Lord Chancellor to proceed with the informations filed in this matter.
Mr. Twiss (Mr. Maule was with him) stated to his Lordship that he appeared in support of another petition, which prayed that the whole matters in dispute might be brought to a termination by the trustees for the charity receiving from the corporation of Ludlow 1,5001. a-year, in lieu of all claim upon them under the grant of King Edward VI. The corporation and trust properties were so intermingled together, that it was impossible to define accurately their relative limits, under which circumstances the Attorney-General had given his sanction to the compromise, and, therefore, he (Mr. Twiss) claimed the right of opening his petition first, as, in the event of his Lordship approving of it, it would be unnecessary to go into the other petition.
After hearing a long discussion between Sir C. Wetherell and Mr. Twiss, the Lord Chancellor ruled, that Sir C. Wetherell was entitled to open his petition first.
Sir C. Wetherell then stated the prayer of his petition to be, to confirm the master's report against the acceptance of a sum of £850 as a compromise, to restrain the corporation from applying to Parliament for a bill to carry out any compromise, for the appointment of new relators and trustees, and an order for the corporation to bring into court certain bygone rents received by them of the charity property, for an account of timber sold belonging to the trust estate, for the papers and documents relating to the property to be secured, and for a direction as to the payment of the costs; or for a direction from his Lordship as to the course to be pursued in the matter.
Mr. Romilly and Mr. Bacon, for the corporation, said, that they were quite
prepared to give an undertaking not to apply to parliament pending the suit before his Lordship; and with regard to the relators and the trustees, any order must be made upon the hearing of the information, and not upon the petition ; the master's report must, of course, be confirmed.
The Lord Chancellor observed, that the only question for him to dispose of then would be, whether he should make any order to proceed with the informations.
Sir C. Wetherell then proceeded to argue for such an order, and against the proposed compromise for £1,500 a year, and occupied the attention of the court until its rising; but, as the matter had only been partially opened, and as coun. sel have to be heard for the corporation, trustees, relators, and the attorneygeneral, we postpone our report until we can place it before our readers in a more perfect shape.
The Lord Chancellor, just previous to his rising, asked Mr. Twiss what course he intended to pursue. It would be impossible for him to proceed with the further hearing of the petitions at present, as the time of the court was already fully engaged for the remainder of the week.
Nr. Twiss said, that it was his intention to argue against the prayer of Sir Charles Wetherell's petition, and also in support of the compromise, which had been approved of by the attorney-general; and would wish for the matter to be proceeded with as early as was convenient to his lordship after the second week in January. On the 7th of that month he had duties to perform in another part of the country, and would therefore be unable to attend this court.
The Lord Chancellor said it had better be mentioned the first day of next term, and in the mean time counsel could agree as to when it was to be proceeded with.
RESIDENT MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.
The following tabular enumeration of members residing within their respective colleges, or in lodgings through the town, collected from authentic sources, shows a total increase of 103 on the numbers of last year :
In Lodgings. Total. Total.
51 Trinity Hall
FRENCH UNIVERSITY STATISTICS.
The Moniteur publishes the returns forwarded to the minister of public instruction by the rectors of the university, from which it appears that the royal colleges throughout France contained this year 21,890 pupils, or 1,123 more than last year, and the district colleges 35,388, showing an increase over 1843 of 2,291. The whole number of pupils in the roya and district colleges is consequently 57,278, or 3,414 more than in 1843. This last year, likewise, exhibited an augmentation of 1,984 pupils, so that in the course of two years, the number of pupils following the lectures in these colleges increased by upwards of 5,000, in spite of the war waged by the clergy against the university.
OXFORD CLASS LIST.
Nov. 29, 1844.
Cambridge University.—The Norrisian Professor has given notice that the subject for the present year is-Hath God cast uway His people? God forbid. (Rom. xi, l.) The essays are to be sent, on or before the tenth day preceding the Sunday in Passion Week, 1845.
Cambridge Prize Subjects for 1845.The chancellor's gold medal for the best English poem in heroic verse--subject, “ Cabul.” The exercises are to sent in on or before the 31st of March, 1845, and are not to exceed“ lines.
The Camden gold medal for Latin hexameter verse-subject,
“ Domus Albuneæ resonantis,
The exercises are to be sent in on or before the 31st of March, 1845, and are not to exceed 100 lines.
The members' prizes of fifteen guineas each, for Latin prose composition, two to bachelors and two to under-graduates, who have resided seven terms at the university — subject :-1. For the bachelors,"Quæ revera est civitas hominum, eadem civitas Dei sit necesse est.” 2. For the under-graduates—“In Platonis Republica, dominantur rationes politicæ an morales ?" The exercises are to be sent in on or before April 30th, 1845.
Sir W. Browne's gold medals, for the best Greek (Sapphic) and Latin (Alcaic) odes, and the best Greek and Latin epigrams. Subjects :--1. For the Greek ode. —“Napoleon in insulam Divæ Helenæ relegatus.” 2. For the Latin ode.* Eversosque focos antiquæ gentis Etruscæ."
3. For the Greek epigram. « Πλέον ήμισν παντος,”” 4. For the Latin epigram.-"Liber non potes et gulosus esse." The exercises are to sent in on or before the 30th of April, 1845. The Greek ode is not to exceed 25, nor the Latin ode 30 stanzas. The Greek ode must be accompanied by a literal Latin prose version.
The Porson prize (the interest of £400 stock) to under-graduates, for the best translation from Shakspeare, Ben Johnson, Massinger, or Beaumont and Fletcher, into Greek verse. SubjectShakspeare.-Hamlet, Act I.-From the beginning of scene III. to the words, “ Though none else near.” The metre to be Tragicum, lambicum, Trimetrum, Acatalecticum, and the exercises to be sent in on or before the 31st of March, 1845.
three years, and to consist of the accruing interests of the principal sum during the preceding three years, the vice-chancellor gives notice that the subject for the first prize is— 'The necessity for christian education to elevate the native character in India.' Candidates for the prize must be at the time when the subject is given out Bachelors of Arts, under the standing of M.A., or students in Civil Law or Medicine of not less than four, or more than seven years' standing, not being graduates in either faculty, who shall be required, before they are admitted to become candidates, to produce from their respective professors certificates, that they have performed the exercise necessary for the degree of Bachelor of Law or Medicine. The exercises must be sent in to the vice-chancellor before the division of the Easter Term, 1845, each bearing some motto, and accompanied by a sealed paper, bearing the same motto, and enclosing the name of the candidate, and that of his college. The first prize will be £100, and the examiners for this occasion are the vice-chancellor, the Norrisian professor of divinity, and the Rev. W. Keeling, of St. John's College.”
Harrow School.--The Rev.C.T. Vaughan, rector of St. Martin's, Leicester, was elected on Wednesday to the office of head master of Harrow School. This gentleman was a distinguished and fafourite scholar of the late Dr. Arnold. He obtained, whilst resident at Trinity College, Cambridge, 1836, 1837, 1839, 1840, the Craven University scholarship, a scholarship of Trinity College, and two Porson Greek prizes ; also the university prizes for the best Greek ode, the best Greek and Latin epigrams, and the first member's prize for a Latin prose essay ; also the college prizes for Latin and English declamations; also the classical medal; and finally a fellowship of his own college. From the universal testimony borne to this gentleman, it is confidently to be expected, that the old and distinguished institution, over which he is called to preside, will flourish under his auspices.
The (new) Maitland Prize.—The following has just been issued by the vicechancellor : Sidney College lodge, December 17th. The sum of £1,000 having been accepted by the university for the purpose of instituting a prize, to be called 'Sir Peregrine Maitland's Prize,' for an English essay on some subject connected with the propagation of the gospel, through missionary exertion, in India and other parts of the heathen world, the prize to be given once in every
Trinity College, Perth. The committee appointed for carrying out the proposed plan of establishing an academical institution for theological, classical, and scientific education, in connection with
been given for prizes at the examina. tions :- The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop, £5; C. J. Anderson, Esq., Lea, £10 108. ; the Rev. John Carr, £10; Mrs. Chaplin, £5; J. L. Fytch, Esq. £5; the Rev. T. T. Penrose, £4 4s.
the Scottish episcopal church, state that the subscription, which was commenced in 1842 by the friends of the church, at present amounts to about £21,500, of which nearly £15,000 have been paid up; and that, with these resources in hand, it has been deemed inexpedient to delay any longer commencing the necessary buildings. Accordingly, a site haying been granted by the kindness of Mr. George Patten, of Cairnies, in the county of Perth, they have adopted a design, and entered into contracts for the execution of so much of the plans as may be essentially requisite for commencing the operations of the institution. They have the satisfaclion of adding, that the buildings are now in progress.
After long and careful deliberation, it has been found that the erection of an edifice suitable in character of architecture, and of sufficient accommodation for all the purposes required, with the necessary fittings, can hardly be accomplished under £32,000. In the meantime, however, the committee have made arrangements for building a portion of the structure, sufficient for commencing operations on a limited scale, which will be executed for about £16,000; and the works have been now for some time in progress. For the ultimate completion, therefore, of the college, and for meeting the preliminary expenses of opening such an institution as that which is proposed, even on the most economical principles, it is requisite that the committee should again lay the wants their church before the public. The object of the institution, as has been stated in former documents, is twofold : first, to afford to those entering upon the ministry such a course of study as is adapted to their due preparation and fit training for holy orders; and, secondly, to give to members of their church an opportunity of procuring for their children, at a moderate cost, a first-rate education in their own country, which shall be in strict unison with the doctrines and discipline of the church.
King William's College, Isle of Man.We have much pleasure in being enabled to announce the completion of the rebuilding of the above beautiful edifice, which it will be well remembered, was completely destroyed by fire in January last. When we consider the size of the college, the total wreck it presented, and the limited means at command in the island for restoring it, we must concede to those engaged in the reconstruction, the greatest praise for energy, activity, and zeal ; so that in the short space of ten months, so large a building should be completely restored. It must be borne in mind that the duties of the college have been carried on within its walls since the first of August last, so that, in reality, the inconvenience attending so fearful a calamity, was limited to the short space of six months. Advantage has been taken of the accident to introduce numerous improvements, the chief of which is the division of the building into fireproof compartments, thus obviating, as far as human means can, the chance of a similar disaster. The viceprincipal's room has been considerably enlarged, and affords ample and excellent accommodation for those visitors who attend thelectures occasionally given. The English room and lower school are also fine rooms, furnished with every convenience for the purposes for which they are used. The drawing department, under the able directions of Mr. Lemon, is supplied with a collection of casts, &c., and, indeed, everything appears to have been done which can advance the studies and accommodation of the pupils. Indeed, we doubt not, that under the highly talented and excellent principal, seconded as he is by able and competent masters, our insular establishment will, phenixlike, rise from its ashes with renewed life and vigour. We are the more disposed to this opinion from the circumstance that no fewer than three of the old students have very lately signally distinguished themselves ; two at the universities and one at the Military College at Sandhurst. The chapel is now the only unfinished part of the whole building, and from the progress which is