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Paper by Mr. E. SIMPSON, on the Schoolmaster's Relations with the Government.

Paper by Mr. T. MURBY, on the Method of Teaching Singing.

Paper by the Rev. C. R. ALFORD, on the Character of the Teaching of our Lord.

Paper by Mr. F. R. CRAMPTON, on the Government of Pupil-Teachers.
The Chair is taken at Six o'clock in the Evening precisely. The Acting Committee
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J. TILLEARD, Corresponding Secretary. Teachers desirous of being enrolled among the members should forward the subscription for the current year to the Corresponding Secretary. The amount of the annual subscription is five shillings for schoolmasters, half a crown for Schoolmistresses.

GLOUCESTERSHIRE RAGGED AND The Committee and the parochial Clergy, INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL MEETING.-On the and Dissenting Ministers, were present, 10th ultimo, a public meeting at the and, with a large party, then accompanied Shirehall. at' Gloucester, presided over by the noble Lord to the work-ground, where Lord J. Russell, took place in aid of the forty of the working boys had already funds of this flourishing institution. The arrived, and were busily employed in school-house, of which the site was pre- digging. At 1 o'clock Lord John took sented by the Dean and Chapter, is situ- the chair at one of the largest meetings ated in the centre of the lowest part of ever assembled in the Shirehall. The the city, where 140 boys receive a plain Rev. John Emeris, the Hon. Secretary, practical education until noon. They are having read the annual Report, the noble taken entirely from the most depraved Chairman delivered in the opinion of and destitute class of the populace. In many present) the best speech he ever the afternoon the elder boys work in the made on the paramount duty of giving ground rented of the Corporation for that sound education combined with industrial purpose, about half a mile off, where the training-fitted for their position in life, master resides, and which is admirably to the classes who must live by their cultivated by their labour, yielding pro- labour --and in favour of similar schools, as duce which enables the Committee to give an element in the restoration of the lowest the young labourers their dinner. At classes to the ranks of independent indus11 o'clock the proceedings began with an try. Several resolutions to the same examination of the school, conducted by effect were then moved and seconded, and Joseph Bowstead and J. C. Symons, speeches made successively by W. Price, Esqrs., two of Her Majesty's Inspectors Esq., M.P., E. Holland, Esq., M.P., of Schools, and the Rev. J. Emeris, in Jelinger Symons, Samuel Bowley, T. which Lord J. Russell, who was accom- Barwick Baker, W. Curtis Hayward, panied by his daughter, took a part. The T. Gambier Parry, Esqrs., and by the children acquitted themselves well in each Revs. Messrs. Coghlan and Emeris. We branch of perfectly elementary instruction, have, however, no room for even an abdisplaying much of that vivacity and stract of any of the speeches. shrewdness characteristic of their class.


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CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION PAPERS. « I. Read the subjoined documents, observing carefully the difficulties referred to in the despatch, and the justification which they were considered to afford for the course pursued by the Governor of the Colony.

2. Give a short analysis of the Colonial Act.

3. Write a letter from the Secretary of State for the Colonies approving or disapproving of the course pursued. In either case give your reasons at length.

“ EXTRACT of a DESPATCH from the Lieut.-Governor of the Colony of

VICTORIA to Sir JOHN S. PAKINGTON, dated Melbourne, December 2, 1852.

The enclosed Act to facilitate the apprehension of offenders is so novel in its character, and so stringent in its provisions, as to demand some preliminary explanation of the circumstances under which it was introduced.

Her Majesty's Government will have been fully made aware, through one channel or another, of the extent to which the discovery of gold in Victoria has affected the population of the neighbouring colonies. It must be evident that the transported convict has fully felt this influence; and it is undeniable that, from the outset, not all the vigilance exercised by the authorities availed to prevent a very considerable influx of all classes into this colony.

Having once eluded the vigilance of the authorities in Van Diemen's Land, our own laws and regulations opposed no sufficient obstacle to their introduction ; and it was soon seen that numbers of persons under sentence of transportation were intermingled with the crowds in the towns, and thronging to the gold fields. Many of the class of ticket-ofleave holders are known to have come to the colony, to have amassed wealth, and returned to Van Diemen's Land. But numbers of other classes who thus effected their escape, suddenly released from the coercive discipline to which they had been subjected, and in full liberty under circumstances so favourable to their views, engaged at once in the perpetration of the most daring outrages.

The certainty that such was actually the case, and the feeling that, beyond the damage and injury resulting to individuals and to the community, the population of the colony became open to an imputation of a degree of lawlessness and criminality with which it was not fairly chargeable, justly roused the public indignation. It not only strengthened the hands and the cause of that section of the community which had long come prominently forward to advocate the cessation of transportation upon the broad grounds of its inexpediency and of the injury which, even under ordinary circumstances, that system must entail upon these colonies, but it made every individual in the community alive to the evils which that system might involve and bring to his own door.

A bill, seeking in some degree to cope with this difficulty, and to which allusion had been made by me in my opening address to the Council, was in course of preparation, and was about to be introduced, when the intentions of the Government were anticipated by an elective member obtaining leave to bring in a “ Bill for the apprehension of

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offenders illegally at large, and their ready transmission to the countries from which they escaped.” The zeal and haste of the framers of this bill had induced them to overlook many salient principles of constitutional liberty ; but as the evils sought to be redressed were of no ordinary magnitude, compromising to an alarming extent the maintenance of public order and the security of property, at the same time that they threatened to necessitate an expenditure for police protection, and the administration of criminal justice tantamount to one third of the whole revenue as then collected, it was considered highly desirable on the part of the Government to show every disposition to co-operate heartily with the colonists ; at the same time that it performed its duty in seeking to mitigate the severity of the proposed enactments, and in giving a more constitutional impress to the measure thus introduced, and received with a degree of popular enthusiasm. The result is the bill which I now submit for consideration, but to which I have felt it my duty, under the extraordinary circumstances of the times, to yield the royal assent. It has been called for by the peculiar exigencies of the period, and therefore limited in its duration to two years. It professes to deal with a class, and with that class only, which has not already violated positive enactments, but abused the indulgence extended to them.

It is impossible to exaggerate the evils with which this Act seeks to grapple ; and I would direct attention to the criminal returns which I have appended, from which it will be seen to what extent the amount of crime is influenced by the introduction of those illegally at large into this commnnity, and the circumstances in which they find themselves placed.

The clauses subsidiary to the chief object, although objectionable as tending to fetter inter-colonial trade and trench on private rights, were necessarily introduced to render the Act operative.

It need scarcely be observed that on various occasions of local or agrarian disturbance, Her Majesty's Government have been compelled to pass measures more penal than the present, extending even to the temporary suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act; and the statute book of New South Wales still contains several Acts as coercive in many of their provisions.

Persons to whom Her Majesty has been graciously pleased to grant a remission of sentence have been protected, and the royal prerogative of mercy has been saved.

The surrounding circumstances and unparalleled features of the case being considered, and the main object of the Act kept steadily in view, it will, I trust, be considered that the measure is not more rigorous than was imperatively demanded.

I am enabled to state that, since the Act came into force, the mere fact of its existence has been undeniably favourable to the state of the colony. It is seen not only to deter many from running the hazard of an infringement of its provisions, but, taken into connection with the course adopted by the Lieut.-Governor, Sir William Denison, in stationing in Victoria certain active agents for the detection and apprehension of offenders transported to Van Diemen's Land and illegally at large, has had the effect of driving a very considerable number of the worst characters out of the colony.

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