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lOP THE TIMES, TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 190L maa&x ct ib Loodoo, Brighton, and Booth Oc Rallvray, was in charge of it. The German Emperor and their Royal lllghnesae had cot breakfasted, and breakfast vraa laid In the Royal aaloon. The railway authorjtlea were not told until about 1 o'clock In the morning of the chine la tho boor of departure. Colonel Carington waited at that hour upon Mr. . Wright, atation superintendent at Victoria Station, and Intimated that tho special train was required for 8 o'clock Instead of 10 o'clock. Few persons were present when the train left the station. Tho train arrived at Portsmouth Harbour Station punctually at 10 o'clock. The distinguished visitors drovo at onco Into the dockyard, followed by their mites and attendants, who filled six earriaRttt. Tho roadway from tho dockyard pato to the south railway jetty was lined with jtolieemen, and officials only were allowed ocoks to tao jetty. As soon as tbe Koyal party 113(1 pir.eon board tho Alberta, the German Krnpcror's ami tho lrinco of Wales's standards were hoisted ride by side, and SO minutes after tho TIIE COUNTRY. AOCXISOTOX The mavoral reoeDtiona and kill, to I which inriti! IrtTi hlA Um iasnMri tnr TKiirKitaT miwt had for onr raW for a lengthened pwiod a true woman a higher tills than Queen who hsdevwrkspt fa sympathy with her subjects, who had kept bar Court free from the slightest breath of reproach, whose cbarscur had dona lunch to make this country respected throughout the At a Urge gathering of ths Roman Catholics of London held lsst night at the Westminster Town - hall, Mgr. Vaoghaa (brother of Cardinal Vaughan) said they wars all grieved to bear ths grave news concernlnc their (rest and glorious Sovereign. As Catholics and as Englishmen, they knew how members of the Roman Catholic Church had gained during her reign liberty of conscience, and were now allowed to practise their religion with perfect freedom, lie was sure they would all pre? fervently for her Majesty's recovery. At the request of ths bishop of Southwark the audience sang a verse of the National Anthem. At Urt night's meeting of the Bermondsey Borough Council the major, Colonel S. B. Bevington, moved a vote of condolence with the members of the Ilo yal Family. Alderman Tjler seconded the resolution, which was carried, the members of the council standing. lairds were posted on tho Majestic, whose bind j Birmiicgham. Throughout the day and until late at played the National Anthem, on tho Hero, tho j night the streets in the centre of the city were unusually Victory, and tho St. Vincent; but no salutes crowded with people, who had apparently corae from the were fired I BU'JU,l'al the outlying districts vtith the view of ascer - Jj . ,. v i i. tv . I taining the Istest news at the earliest possible moment. Tho Iyal yacht reachM Ust &ms Tier at Mr. Chamberlain, who has now returned to Highbury, quarter past 11, under command of ieo - Admiral 1 aoveral times during the day and night canard telegraphic Sir John Fuller ton. Pair - horso carriages with j inquiries to be made at the local newiper oEices for vvMtiliAn had iwn iwnl down from CKhnrnn and i information as to the progress of the Queen. In con - t. - Mn K r.:. r..lnm. T i sequence of tbe crave new, several important local the rtreeta there was a crowd of 200 or 300 persons. When tho Alberta arrived, tho Kaiser, the Duko of York, and tho Ihiko of Connaupht were observed on the bridge, tho Prince of Wales and tho Dnchess of York being below in tho saloon. Her Koyal Highness was tho first to come ashore, followed by tho Emperor, with whom walked the Prince of Wales. Tho Duke of Con - naught walked last. Three of tho four Royal visitors entered tho first carriage, the Emperor and the Duchess sitting sido by side. Tho. Duko of York took a scat in tho second carriage. Among tbowo in attendance wvro Sir Francis Knollys, Colonel Carington, and Captain IIol - ford. The Emperor's, rctinuo Included several detective officers, who entered tho grounds at Osborne by tho Prineo of Wales's gate. Tho I loyal personages took tho route by the lower gate, known as the Royal entrance. As tho Royal party drove through tho streets of East Cowes hats were respectfully raised by the onlookers. Orders were received yesterday at Portsmouth for tho Royal yacht Victoria and Albert to bo held in readiness to proceed to Cowes ; and tho Royal yacht Osborno began coaling In view other services being required. It is understood that both yachts will bo employed in affording accommodation, for Royal and other visitors, for whom there is not adequate roars at Osborno House. COURT CIRCULAR OSBORNE, JAsrutr 21. Her Highness Princess Victoria of Schlcswig - IIol stein arrived at Osborno yesterday afternoon. His Imperial Majesty tho German Emperor, accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses the Prince of Wales, the Duko and Duchess of Con - naught, and the Duke of York, arrived at Osborno this morning, crossing from Portsmouth on board H.M.Y. " Alberta," Moo - Admiral Sir John Fnllcrton, A.D.Cv His Majesty was attended by His Excellency General von Plessen, A.D.C., His Excellency Count Mettcrnich, and Lieut, - Coloncl the Hon. W. Carington (Equerry to the Queen). Sir Francis Knollys and Captain Ilolford were in attendance upon His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. PREPARATIONS OF MINISTERS. A special train, officially requisitioned, was kept under steam at Victoria Station last night in readiness to convey Ministers to Osborne, should their attendance bo required. PUBLIC SYMPATHY. Yesterday there were early Indications in London of the great anxiety as to tho Queen's condition. When tho graTcr news from Osborno had got abroad people began to flock to the neigh bourhood of Buckingham Palace to wait for official bulletins. Their paticnoo was not rewarded till after noon, for tho Court officials declined at first to post the news. Thus, np to midday, the only bulletin on view was that timed 5 30 on Sunday afternoon. Then caxno the first bulletin of the day recording that her Majesty had had sleep and that her strength showed no further diminu tion. Copies of this message were posted at various points about Buckingham' Palace, St. James's Palace, and tho boundaries of tho Marl borough liouso grounds. The public pressed to all these points to read the news, and the keenest sorrow at its character was manifested. Alter this only a comparatively brief interval elapsed before mora official news came to hand, and to some extent relief was given to the tension of public feeling by the announcement that the slight improvement in her Majesty s condition recorded in the former bulletin was maintained. From an early hour until evening had fallen a constant stream of carriages conveyed sympathetic visitors to the Palace to sign the book. Pago after pago was filled with signatures, and all sorts of telegraphic, telephonic, written, and verbal Inquiries were addressed to the officials. In a leaser degree the samo order of things prevailed at Marlborough House. As on tbe previous day, tho Mansion - house was besieged yesterday with anxious and urgent Inquiries, not only from ail parts of London, but from provincial mayors and provosts in Scotland as to her Majesty's condition, and the Lord Mayor's staif was kept busily engaged in replying to these requests. Copies of the Osborno bulletins, promptly sent to tho Lord Mayor by the Home. Secretary, were at onco posted outsido the Mansion - house, where they were read by hundreds of passers - by, who received with grateful relief the announcement that an improvement in tho Queen's state was observable and was being main tamed. At public meetings of every kind throughout the kingdom expression was given to tho anxiety and sympathy which her Majesty's condition has excited. LONDON. At the conclusion of the business in the Justice Room cf the Mansion - house at 1 30 yesterday, afternoon ths LOKD Ma TOR said : Before the Court rises I think it only right that I should do what I can to alleviate the anxiety which, in common with all her Majestyi loyal and devoted subjects, we feel in connexion with the grave state of her health. It haj concerned not only her own people, but the peoples cf all the world. We have for the last 13 hours been awaiting with the greatest possible anxiety the grave uews which has been com municated try ine doctors in attendance upon ner. mere - fore I think I should take this opportunity of informing cry fellow - citizens that we tad the good fortune to receive from Osborne this Doming a more favourable bulletin of her Majesty's condition of health. Tbe Lord Mayor then read the bulletin which came from Osborne st 11 o clock yesterday morning. Sts Jotnca Pitch. Dresidinr st a special meeting of the committee of the Charity Organization Society held at the Boyil United Service Institution yesterday, said that they met under the shadow of an lmrwndicE national bereavement. It would hare been congenial to the feelings of many if the consideration of business could have been postponed, but tbe fact that so many earnest workers in the came cf charity had come together for the purpose of taking part in the discussion of a most Important social muter the Poor Law schools indicated that they ought cot to separata without giving attention to the holiness before them. The day was one which would be psinf uHy memorable in the history of England, and there was no reuon why it should not be sssocisted with ths earnest eflortl of those who were akinr to ameliorate ths condition of the poor, in whom the Queen had sways taken a moat sfiectlonate interest. He was sure that the fullest ejection and good will of all those present would go forth to those who were surrounding the bedside st Osborne, and they all hoped that even yet there might be a restoration to health and usefulness of the most honoured Soverelcn in the world. Mr. KsJTJtST Uaa - V. M.P.. wesidins st a meetine In the Institute of Marine Engineers, Stratford, last rening, said that, meeting as they were under the shadow of s great dread, he was sure the audience, who took o keen sa interest in the Queen's Nsvy, would Join with Mm nVrayer to the Almighty that the life of the Royal Idy who bad occupied the Throne of this country for so many years with so much dignity might be spared, but If it pleased the Divine will to take herswsy, the country aright bear the berwvement with thai fortitude she had shown through ail ths sorrows that had falleo to ber lot. Omm. DxxkT. M.P.. before delivering his presidential address to members of ths institute, said It wss right that he should ssy a word la recognition of tbe touching allusion by Mr. Gray to the great shadow overhanging ail Mr AlajesryS SUOiecis, among wb men mre nov functions have been abandoned, besides the annual dinner of the lUrmingkam Chamber of Commerce, which should have taken place lait night. Tbe annual dinner of the Devonian Society in liirnungham and the Midlands, which was arranged for Saturday next, and at which t - ir Kdward Chichester would have been the principal guest, has been abandoned, and the Lord Major has decided to postpone the ball fixed for February 6. Kristol. The Lord Mayor of Bristol telegraphed the following menace to the Queen's private secretary at Osborne yesterday : " The Lord Mayor, high sheriff, and citizens of liristol hare heard with deepest sorrow of their beloved Queen's illness, and pray God she may soon be restored to health. Tbe. following reply arrived : " The Prince of Wales desires mo to thank you for your kind expression of sympathy. I'iuvats SlCKETABV." UrTBE. Owing to the illness of the Queen it has been decided indefinitely to pohtpoue the presentation of the freedom of 11 the to General lan Hamilton. laxfcs. The Lord Major, who was to have presided last night at a public dinner, has cancelled all engagements of the kind, including the Lord Mayor's reception and ball fixed for Thursday. Many dinners and dances have also been postponed. LlvtitrooL. On Chance, mercantile people seemed yesterday to have lost all heart for business, 'ibis feeling wss very rasrked on the Cotton Exchange, while the gloom on the Mock Exchange was unprecedented. For a time it seemed as u all departments were demoralized, and, though there was a partial recovery, closing values compared badly with baturday's. The Lord Mayor tele - grapned to tne Home rocretary in tne nopo ol obtaining better news, but Mr. Kitchie could only wire back tbe latest bulletin. Public functions are being deferred or abandoned. Norwich. At Norwich Cathedral yesterday the con gregation were invited to engage in sDeut prayer on the Queen's behalf. Special interest is taken in the 1 loyal family in Norfolk, because of the residence of the Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of York at Ssndringham. The rympathy felt for them has been universal. PlTuocrn. A special meeting of tho Plymouth Town Council was held yesterday to arrange for tbe presentation of ths freedom of the borough to General Sir Uedrers liuller on the occasion of his visit to the town on February 5. On taking his seat, the mayor (Mr. U. Risdon, moved : M That this council shares the universal feelings of sorrow with which the faithful and attached subjects of her ilajesty the Queen have beard of ner most serious illness, and fervently hopes that her long life, which has been devoted with such conspicuous sclf - sacrilice and tenderness to her people, may yet be further prolonged." Alderman J. Shelly seconded the resolution, which was carried, all the members of the council rising to their feet ss the question wss put. On the motion of the mayor, the meeun gwas then adjourned. SntlRSESS. Vice - Admiral Sir W. K. Kennedy, CommanderCommander - in - Chief at the Nore, and Lady Kennedy had arranged for a dance at Admiralty - bouse, Sheerness, last night ; but, omg to the serious illness ot tne Queon the invitations were cancelled. Shriwjbcrt. Lord Windsor, presiding st the annual meelins of the Shropshire Pariah Kegister Society at Shrewsbury yesterday, said it was impossible at any pubiio gathering not to give expression to the feeling that deeply moved them. They were waiting most anxiously for news of their beloved Queen. Not only every subject of the Queen but every civilized inhabitant of the globe hoped and prayed tnat ner lile mi gut still oe spared. Sw ANSIS. The Chamber of Commerce has pestnoned which Lord Dudley (Secretary to the Heard of Trade) was lo nave aiionaea. Windsor. Great relief wss felt st Windsor and Eton yesterday when, shortly after noon, an official message of a more favourable character about the Queen's health wss received. It was posted, immediately after its arrival, st the Henry MIL gate, where it wss read by hundreds of residents and visitors. WoLVXRHAMrros. Among the local festivities which have been indefinitely postponed are the Primrose League ball (Sir Alfred Hickman Habitation), the Wolverhampton Law society s dinner, uie olvernampion cnarity ball. and s complimentary dinner to Colonel Webb, M.P. The AI brighten hounds met yesterday mom in g, butj the members did not bunt, and tno noun cu were sent to kennels. SCOTLAND. Cratiti c Since the ersve condition of the Queen's health became known on Saturday morning, the utmost anxiety has prevailed throughout ths district. Tho latest bulletins are being posted at East lialmoral and tho post - oCico. The Queen has been of course a most prominent figure in the district during the many years she has resided at Balmoral, and ber sympathy and help have been unfailing. The news of ber serious illness therefore has come as s great shock to every one. Among all claases there is the most profound sympathy and the greatest anxiety. Edinburgh. srious functions which were to have taken place in Edinburgh this week have been postponed on account of the Queen's illness. At the inflrmai j con - Uiouiors meeting yesieroay me Lora rrovoet made s sympathetic reference to the Queen's health and expressed the hope, that she might yet recover. The meeting cf the Franou - Scottish Society was held yesterday in the Edinburgh University Court Room. Ixird Kelvin presided, ztelore proceeding witn tbe business, he said that there was one subject which was in all their hearts. They felt deeply ss to the condition of the Queen's health. Deep sympathy was also felt by their friends in France on this occasion. A year ago there might have been some doubt as to ti.e nUtnU cordiale between the people of France and this country. He did not think the members of the Franco - Scottish Society shared uat idea, but n any one bad believed teat r ranee was not cordial their doubts must have boun dispelled by the references that had been made to this country within the last few days. The society hoped that the life of the Queen might be spared to her subjects snd to the world.. Glasgow. At the oocninE of the town council's meeting yesterday afternoon the , Lord Provost paid a touching tribute to ths Queen, and proposed that those present engage in prayer on behalf of her Majesty. One ol tne ci ty ministers men led the council In prayer. IEKLAJvD. BxLTATr. Olit Belfast CorresDondent telecnDhs that very painful anxiety has been experienced In Belfast and Ulster in regard to Uie condition of the vtueon, whose recent visit to Ireland is so fresh in the memory of the people of all shades ot opinion. The Lord Mayor of Belfast has deppatcbed s message expressive of the concern of tho citizens generally, snd has received an acknowledgment. The Presbytery of Belfast yesterday held a meeting for special prayer, at which there was a large sttendanoe. The secretary of the West Belfast Unionist Association received a communication from Sit. Arnold - r orster, M.P., yeslerdsy, statin;' that, in view cf the alarming symptoms now apparent in the condition of ber Majesty, be had decided to postpone his visit to Belfast. The oo rami tlee of the Ulster Ueform Club, for similar have also decided to postpone the house dinner proposed to be given in his honour during the visit. DUBLIN. Our Dublin Correspondent tele morn that the critical state of the Queen's health continues to be s cause cf intense anxiety in Dublin. Tbe special editions of the newspapers containing the oCcial bulletins commanded an enormous sale there yesterday. The discouraging reports which reached Dublin in the early afternoon produced a profound feeling of depression, which was, however, partly diss! pa ted by tbe more hopeful telegrams which were received after 6 o'clock. A rumour to the effect that the worst had happened gained some prevalence about noon, ana causea extreme consternation In certain official circles. In the Law Courts, where the nunnnr chiefly circulated, several of the Judges discussed the advisability ol sojourning uieir respective Courts, but decided to await the official confirmation, which, happily, was not forthcoming. At the meeting of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce yesterdsy, the president, on behalf of the council, gave pubiio expression to their sincere sorrow at her Majesty's serious condition and their sympathy with her family circle in their hour ot trial. PARLIAMENTARY ARRANGEMENTS. (TROW OCX rABTJiMKNTAKT OORK.D5r"OXDEn.) The serious character of the bulletins concerning the Qnecn's health puts the authorities at Westminster "Into a predicament ; for, earnestly as they may hope for better news, they are compelled to bo prepared for every emergency, and they cannot overlook the' fact' that should her Majesty's illness prove fatal Parliament would have to be called together forthwith tore - swear members and to pass a resolution ot condolence with tho Royal family and congratulation upon the accession to tbe Throne of. tbe new Monarch. upon which Parliament ! required to meet without summons In the usual form. By the 6 Anne, 7, Parliament, If sitting on the demise of the Crown, is immediately to proceed to act ; and if separated by adjournment or prorogation. Is im mediately to meet and sit. Before the passing of this statute Parliament met on abunday.Marcho, 1701. on tho death of William III., and it has since met three times, on similar occasions, on Sundays (on the accession of Queen Anne, uoorgo II., and Goorgo III.). Amongst constitu tional lawyers there is a feeling that, in bringing members to St. Stephen's on the Sabbath, the authorities were, perhaps, placing too literal a meaning on tho word " immediately " ; nevertheless, 21 hours is now generally admitted to be a reasonable limit to the period of legislative inaction, and, starting from this basis, it Is obvious that thero must bo some laying ot plans beforehand when a crisis is believed to bo impending. Tho Speaker of tbo IIouso of Commons, realizing tho possibilities of the present situation, came to town yesterday from Seaford, his place of abode in tho recess, to confer with tho Government, It is, of course, hoped that no occasion will arise for altering tho arrangement already made whereby Parliament should reassemble on' tho 11th prox. ; bnt upon emergency the two Houses can now bo called together at a few hours' notice, it having been decided that as there is no obligation upon the authorities to issuo an official summons, an ordinary newspaper paragraph bearing tho tmprtmnf ur of tho I irat Lord of the Treasury will meet tho exigencies of tho case. In 1700, when George II. died between 7 and 8 In tho morning of October 25, Parliament met at 2 p.m. on tbe following day. In 1820, when Georgo III. died between 8 and 0 p.m. on January "J, Parliament met at 2 p.m. on the following day. In 1S30, when Georgo IV. died between 3 and 4 o'clock in tho morning of Juno 20, Parliament met at 2 o'clock tho same day. In 1837 .when Wiliam IV. died between 2 and 3 a jn. on June 20, Parliament met at 1 p.m. tho samo day. In 1700 and ls - 0 no business was transacted on tho opening day, " tho Lord Steward not coming to administer tho oaths, and it not appearing that any person or persons had been deputed by him to administer the said oaths " ; but in 1830 and 1837 the process of swearing - in began without delay. Should it, unfortunately, lw necessary for Parliament to sit before February 11 threo days might bo expected to suffice for " urgency " requirements. Before tho Revolution of 1(&8 a Parliament was dissolved by the demiso of tho Crown ; but by tho 7 and 8 ill. III., c. 15, and by tho 6 Acne, c. 37, a Parliament was determined six months after tho demiso of the Crown, and so tho law continued until, Ly tho Reform Act of 1807, it was provided that the Parliament in being, at any future demio of tho Crown, shall not be determined by such demise, but shall continue as long as it would havo othorwiso continued unless dissolved by tho Crown. Although tho Speaker is in London and the Houses of Parliament can bo made ready for " occupation at very short notice, many peers and Commoners aro at present abroad, as are Mr. Milman, tho Clerk, and Mr. Jenkin - son, tho Clerk Assistant of tho Lower Chamber. Mr. Nicholson, tho Second Clerk Assistant, is however, within call, so that no hitch can occur, whatever happens. Mr. Balfour, Instead of pro ceeding to bcotland as he had arranged, remains at Downing - etroet, whero he arrived from Taplow shortly after noon yesterday ; and if an emergency meeting of the Privy Council becomes noceasary ho will bo prepared to start for Osborno at any moment. It is understood that special trains and steamers aro lieing kept in readiness for any development. It may bo recalled. that upon the Queen's accession in 1837 tho Privy Council met at Kensington Palace at II a.m. two, hours before tho assembling of Parliament tho proclamation signed thereat being read at tho accustomed places at 10 a.m. on tho following day. ENGAGEMENTS POSTPONED. Tho Duko and Duchess of Devonshire have, in consequence of tho Queen's illness, cancelled all their Invitations for the house parties during tho remaining few weeks of their intended stay at Chatswortn. i ue JJuchcss and tho last of the guests left Chatsworth yesterday. Mr. Jesso Ceilings, the president of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce, sent the follow ing telegram to Mr. Gerald lkdfour; who had accepted an Invitation to speak last niglit at the annual bauquet ot tho Chamber : " All hero are so absorbed in anxiety and sorrow through tho serious condition of our beloved Quoen that it has been decided not to hold tho annual banquet of tho Birmingham Chamber of Commerce arranged for this evening." We regret to learn alto that Mr. Gerald lialiour, who is staying with Lord Itaylcigh, at Terling - place, Witham. Essex, is confined to tho houso with a feverish chill. The following forthcoming engagements hare been postponed : TO - DAT. Mr. Balfour in Edinburgh. Lincoln a Inn Grand Day dinner of Hilary term. Term dinner sa usual. The Old Kugbeian dinner in Liverpool, at which Lord uoscnen was to preside. Tbe dinner of the Carpenters' Company to Sir lied vers uuiier, jtisjor - uencrsi Jjacainnon, and uoru Albemarle. The dinner ot the Setts of Odd Volumes. Banquet ot the Empire Lodge of Freemasons to the Lord 3Layor and cnerUIs. Sir Charles Wsrren's inspection of beys of the Church Lads' Brigade st Stratford. The Ball at the Empress Booms for the benefit of the National bociety lor the frevention of Cruelty to uuioren. Tbe Saddlers' Company's dinner. Reception of the Mayor and Mayoress of Fulham, Fulham lown - aau. To - Mortnow. The dinner of the Lorinerj' Company, at which the Lord jiajor and snerius were to be present. Special invitstions to the Inner Temple Grand Day uumer csnceueu. xerm oinner at 4, The conrtrnasitme of the Japan Society; The dinner of the Halifax Chamber ot Commerce, at wnicn air. Asquitn was to be present. The dinner of tho Blackburn Chao.ber of Commerce, st which Lord George Hamilton and other members of t arliament were to be present. The meeting of the Executive Council of the County councils Association. TO - DAY'S ARRANGE3LENTS. Sir 7. Cookbuxn reads a paper before the Colonial Section of the Society of Arts an" The Commonwealth of Australia." Mr. Bryos, MJ, preside, 4 90. London County Council reassembles, 3. Passmore Edwards Settlement: Mrs. Humphry Ward gtves a reading from " Eleanor " snd her other books la aid of the Settlement Fund, 8 90. Royal Institution : Professor J. A. Ewing on " Practical Mechanics," 3. Greshaza College: Professor' W. IL Wagrtafl delivers the first of a course of four lectures on the velocity ot light, logarithms, and mensuration, S. Institution of Civil Engineers : Mr. J. T. Ford on " The Present Condition and Prospects of the Panama Canal Works," 8. Anthropological Institute : Mr. Lewis shows slides illustrating the damage to Stonehenge, 8 30. St. George's - hali, .Langhara - place : Mr. E. Glossop Such gives a dramatic performance in aid of the endowment fund of the Home of Rest for Horses, 7 45. Mr. A. G. Hales lectures on the war, St. James's - haH, 8. Racing t Wolverhampton' Steeplechases. Company Meetings : Aaaela rounders chare, n orcester - n., Walnroot, z IS. Assets llealization, orcester - nouse, Boka Kusslan Pstroleum. Winehester - tumse. 12. Canadian Land and Ranch, Winchester - house, 1 30. Hampton 1 laics Lstate, Lannon - iitreet Hotel, 1Z. Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, Manchester. Leechdale Ithodnian Development, 1:, Walbrook, II. London and Yorkshire Bank, Cannon - street Hotel, 1. Monomotaps Development, 18, Austiufriars, 4. Mount Reid Mining, Winchester - house, 2 30. 'orth and S - outh Wales Bank, Liverpool, 1 30. Renewable Electric Lamp, City - road, 12. Smelting Corporation, Cannon - street Hotel. ?. United Lanxat rlantations, inchester - house, 12 90. NA VA L AM I LIT A R Y INTELLIGENCE The Reserve Squadron, under Rear - Adra. Sir G. H. Noel, will bo mobilized for acruise early in March similar that which took place last November. The IuCSTKlOCS, battleship, Cspt. F. Fimns, left Malta for the Levant yesterday, and the OCX AX, batU ship, Cpt. the Hon. A. G. Curzon - Uowe, has been ordered to prepare for sea. The Imi lacablk, battleship, will continue her steam trials to - morrow, when she will leave Plymouth for a 30 hours' run st 12,000 ijup., or four - fifths of her full power. According to ths present arrangements, it is intended that her fall - power trial shall be carried out on Friday snd her circle and anchor trials on Monday next. The programme of the winter cruise ot the CaxJjopi, training cruiser, Capt. E. D. St. A. Oramanney, has been revised. She will now not leave Portsmouth until February 6, when she will proceed direct to Arosa Bay, where ahe will remain until the 13th ; thence she will go to Gibraltar, where she will remain from the 16th to the 25th ; after which she will visit Malaga, remaining from February 28 to March 5, and Port Mahon, where she will tsy from the 8th to the 22nd. Returning to Gibraltar, ahe will remain until April 2, after which she will visit igo snd meet the Cuopatra, cruiser. Com. C. L. spier. Leaving Vigo on April 10, the CALUOri will be back st Portsmouth on the 13lh. Orders have been given that the PiLORtrs, cruiser. Com. E. C. T. Troubndge, is to be prepared for sea. The t,b.d. .La successfully carried out her gun - mounting trial in the North Sea yesterday. The Avom, Lb.d., Lieut, and Com. Murray MacG Lockhart, arrived at Sheerness last night from the North Sea. The GaulnJ states that the French Northern and Medi terranean Fleets will cruise together for a month in the Mediterranean. A new model of plunger, constructed by a working man in the boiler department of the Transatlantic Company's workshop st Marseilles, was tested yesterdsy in the repair ing basin ot the. port, in presence ot A dm. Reason. The inventor, M. ictor Vcron, who wss warmly congratulated by the admiral, intends to construct a plunger, ten metres long. The model with which the trials were carried out yesterdsy is "in the shape of a cigar, and measures two yards in length snd 50 centimetres Li diameter. It is provided with flnlike blades on both sides snd its motion resembles the movements of a fish. Cspt. Walter II. B. Graham yesterdsy took over his ppointmcnt as captain of the Medway Dockyard Reserve, Chatham, in succession to Cspt. J. Durnford, who has become Junior Sea Lord of the Admiralty. The following sppointments were msde st the Admiralty yesterday : Captain. R. H. Peine, to the Pbxsidxtt, additional. for special service, to date Jan. 2L. Commander. P. Nelson - Ward, to the PjUBTcnrr, for the Orms (N.), to data Jan. 13. Assistant Clerks. F..G. Cavanagh, to the MsTAarrcs, lent, sppointment to Hows cancelled, snd P. d'E. Marks to the Howe, lent, sppointment to iMrsiasABU can' ceiled, to date Jan. 15. Civil Practitioner. W. U. Elliott, M.B to be Surgeon and Agent at Londonderry, to date Jan. 18. Reception of the Mayor and Mayoress of Fulham, Fulham lown - naji. Gray's Inn : Celebration of Grand Day. The complimentary dinner at Christchurch to Mr. A. H. smita, Jl.l . The banquet to Mr. P. M. Thornton, M JP., in Battersea lown - nau. The Jubilee dinner cf tee John Carpenter Crab. Jaxcabt 23. Lord Strathcona's address at ths Irrmerial Institute on Canada and the Empire," at which the Prince of January 29. Middle Temple Grand Dav dinner, at which the Prince oi vvaies and Lara lioberts were to be present, term dinner ss usual. Grand Day will not be celebrated thU term. FZBRUART 1. The banquet to Mr. Brodrick, M.P., at Guildford. sauss sojou wu m 11" n" " "ay"" . - . w n . r v - miiwwiiwwigi as asm, son g.TTl TO THE EDITOR OF TIIE TIMES. Sir, The official mind does not seem to have gauged the intense anxiety of her Maj'esty's subjects to know her condition from time to time. Early on Sunday morning I went to the South - Western posUofioe, where telegrams from the seat of war were occasionally exhibited, but could gather no information. To - day, Monday, at 10 o'clock, the bulletin posted outside Buckingham Palace was the one signed at 5 the night before. At 12 o'clock on Monday no later news could be ascertained at Marlborough House. Feeling sure from your issue of Monday morning that much later informa tion was obtainable, I walked down as far as the Carlton Club, where I was allowed to read the telegram posted the hall. Surely a little more consideration and alertness might have been expected on so momentous ah occasion. A COMMON CITIZEN. St. Jamzs's Theatre. Mr. George Alex andrr announces that the production of Mr. Haddon Chambers's play Tic Avakening must be unavoidably postponed. Further particulars will be issued. Tenders Invited Abeoad. Tho Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs has received a despatch from her Majesty's Ambassador at Madrid stating that tenders are invited by the Spanish Government, not later than February 21, 1901, for the establishment of a telephone system in tbe city of Hoeiva. Such particulars as have oeen received may be examined on personal application oScer paid a high tribute to the bravery of the native troops who have been under his command throughout the Paiga. MARINE ENGINEERS. Col. J. M. Denny, M.P., delivered hi presidential address at the Institution of Marine Engineers, Stratford, Bight. Mr. E. Orey, 1LP., presided st the meeting. CoL Denny, in the course of his address, strongly ex pressed a hope that the claims of Royal Naval engineers ould be recognised by the Government. There was jealousy la the executive of the engineering branch of service. Engineers were Jacked down upon to a very :e extent, and Admiralty oQeials appeared unable to grasp the fact of what all - important men engineers wre board a modern battleship. It was a sad fact that at present moment our ships of wsr were ouch under manned ia their engineering department, and the supply of naval engineers was not adequate to the demand. Ths Admiralty appeared to be determined that no account whatever should naval engineers lave sxecutive rank. This was not merely a sentimental evance. Wherever one man had control over another , or a set of men, the title of rack given hixa stamped him in the eyes of his subordinates as a man gifted with power, and the engineer oflcer desired to have the power of impressing his personality and sathority on his subordinates, the only appeal against his decision being to ice captain, lie objected to a close association of officers beinz used for the purpose of keeiiinx down a man in the same service with themselves. Tbe social position of the navjljeucineer had vastly improved from old days, and, given the r Lance, they would improve still more. Ia time of war the executive would it their best under the light of day, but another set of men down below would equally do their duty shut cp Lite rats in a hole, every nerve kept on strain, and knowing that if the least thing happened to the machinery they woold be lost, and knowing that at any moment a torpedo, shell, or ram might cause them death without thealightest chance of saving thenuelves. Vet these were the men to whom were grudged rank, psy, and recognition, a representative of whose profession as designers did not sit on the Board of Admiralty, for he was foisted oS Tin tne title oi resr - sdmirai. o great was the dearth f candidates that there were enrineerini students from Key - ham College going into the Navy alongside of pro bationary engineers from on board cargo tramps or from workshops. Jealousies were raised aod would continue through long years of service because the British Admiralty could not see its way to be reasonable and to recognize, as the American Government did, the necessity forgiving theengineering class the Halm of the executive stall. The. engineering branch should be kept as a separate establishment, with the concession of what they aiked oy ngnt. e nau a Koyai avy, lioyai .Marines, a Koyal Army Service Corps : why not a Roral Engineers Corps t Why should an engineer remain all his life stamped with ue uue oi - ir. r Aiinougn ne migct be au years ot sec a second lieutenant alongside nim bad more recog nition from the Government. Why should an engineer be required to work - lor less psy man ctcer trained men for example, doctors and paymasters ? The training ot an engineer was ss nam, or nanler. it took an engineer 11 years to get tid. a day less than a surseon of 21 years of sge when he entered the Navy. Engineers made a modest reraest. and their grievances were well founded. The claim of engine - room artificers for an extra 6d. a day proportionate increase in pension was one that snd should be satisfied. Steps are to be taken to complete the establishments of 'the following new infantry battalions, so ss to render them effective as soon after April 1 as possible, in con sequence of the demand made for reinforcements for South Africa namely, 3rd Batt. Scots Guards, 1st Bait. Irish Guards, 3rd snd 4th Batts. Northumberland Fusi liers, 4th Bstt. Royal Warwickshire Regt., 4th Batt. Royal Fusiliers. 3rd and 4th Batts. King's Liverpool Regt., 4th Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers, 3rd snd 4th Batts. Worcestershire Regt., 3rd snd 4th Batts. Middlesex Regt., and 3rd and 4th Batts. Manchester Regt. Such is the present condition ot recruiting that it is hoped many of these corps may be available service battalions by the close of the financial year, whilst others, it is believed will have their ranks full, or nearly so, in time for the summer drills, the strength of the Army thus being increased by 15 battalions. Col. A. G. A. Dor and, CJS.,who was Military Secretary to Lord Elgin during the full term of his Indian Viceroyalty, has applied to retire from the Army on pension. Col. Durand served in the Afghan war, 1 STS - 80, including Lord Roberts's inarch from Kabul to Kandaha and greatly distinguished himself in the Uunza - Nagar expedition, lS!tl - s2, of which he was in command. Lieut. - Col. R. II. S. Moody, who was in February last promoted from the East Kent Regt. to the command of battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers when it was in contemplation to raise the strength of that regiment from two to four battalions a proposal afterwards set aside in favour of a regiment ot Irish Guards and who hss since been employed on special service in South Africa, has now been selected for the command of the 2nd Batt, Royal Irish Fusiliers. Col. Moody's appointment is dated the 19th Inst., and he has been ordered to join his regi ment forthwith. He is an oncer who served in the Zulu war, 1879, operations in Chitral, 1835, and the North - West Frontier of India in 1SS7 - 93. Mai. C E. Burton, second in command of the 1st Bstt. Norfolk Regt., in India, has been ordered to proceed to South Africa to take over command of the 2nd Batt. in the field, in succession to Lieut, - Col. L. H. Philh'ps, retired on half - pay. Maj. I. Kirkpatrick,2nd Batt Sooth Staffordshire Regt - has been appointed A.A.G. of a district in India, vice LierrU - Col. E. C Bethune, who is required to vacate on promotion to the command of the ICth Lancers in South Africa. Col. Bethune Jeft India on special service with the contingent ordered to Natal in September, 1899, snd wss returned as on field service whilst in command of. Beth one's Mounted Infantry, but, as there is now no prospect of his resuming his Staff duties, his appointment lapses, and the vacancy has been filled up accordingly, In a decree of the rresident of the French Republi dated December 23, 1900, the stations ot the French Colonial Artillery are given as follows : At Paris, four horse, two mountain, and six foot batteries ; in Cochin China, two horse, two mountain, and two foot batteries, the hut at the naval base at Cape Saint Jacques ; rew uieaonis, one loot battery ; at Tamil, one section of a foot battery ; in West Africa, two foot batteries and one mountain battery at the naval base Dakar ; one foot battery in benegal ; one mountain battery in the Sudan ; and one mountain battery in the military district of the chart in the French Congo. Madagascar, three foot batteries at the naval base Diego Snares ; and three mountain batteries in Emyrna at Martinique, three foot batteries st the naval bsae ; Reunion, one foot battery. THE VOLUNTEERS. The 2nd City of London Rifles, of whom Earl Roberts is honorary colonel, have been permitted to adopt permanently a felt hat as head - dress In place of the helmet formerly worn, COLONEL SIR JAMES W1XLCOCKS. Early yesterday morning Col. Sir James Will cocks landed st Plymouth from the British and African Com pany's steamer Borau, on his return from Ashanti. was accompanied by Maj. Willaai and Mr. Haddon Smith, CM. Q., Ms staff, Maj. Weston, and Soti. - MaI. Raye, who also took part in the expedition. Sir James Willcocka, who is ia good health, was met at Plymouth JLbyhUvrUe.Ia the course ci conTsraatica the gallant JScxrsy, ECCLESIASTICAL isTZLuasmizi Owing to unforeseen circumstances, the nummi! of Dr. Ridge way as Bishop Soffngsa TenilnTL? cannot take place oo the SSth Inst., as proposed, " The executive and general ooomittees of thTn Cathedral Building Committee met at Truro SatarfT but, under the presidency of the ol ' EJgcumbe. It was reported by the treasurer (V. . SPORTING INTELLIGENCE. LONDON BETTING, Mowdat. Two Thocsasd GtrcntLs. 4 to 1 en Us said (netedt DlRBT. S to t wit Volndvonsi (o.) 9 1 Toddiniton It. A A.1 10 1 lord bobalt) 10 1 loriformltl Intel ant ball) 150 T (tl 100 7 Lord Miltoa (a) IS 1 KxedoO.) made to the chairman's appeal ia Ts Tiats and K. munificent donation of 2fiOO by as anosysMa " Comiahman," there was in hand, after making prvvjL aioa for the completion of the nave, a surplus of XJ Ml It was resolved to give to the authorities of Sc. Marr parish the sua of 1,000 towards the erection oi last rectory to take the place ef the one practically renderel uninhabitable by the building of the nave. A ''itnmeat was read from the architect, Mr. F. L. Pearson, by wkid, it appeared that if funds were available the next stace cf the central tower, which would greatly iacrova fcL the internal and external appearance of the cathsdraL could be builUf begun soon, while the plant wasathand! for 3,000. The cost ot completing the western tovm wss 35 for each. The committee dj not feel tho, selves justified in making any farther appeal to the sabiit for either of these objects, but if donations were offend, to supplement the balance in their h it worddbe possible for them to consider the queailon. The hoildia. of the nave is proceeding ia the most satisfactory manner. Under the auspices of the Church Historical Soeta . course of lectures on." Typical EngH. Churchmen ni iw wuion ui iwo fonmu - m oeiore snd six aftef Ester; at St. Albans Abbey on Thursdays st 1 pji beginning February It, and at St. Margaret's. WL minster, on Tuesdays at 5 30 p - m., - beginning February I. The following are the proposed subjects and lecturers foe tne nrsi nau oi tne course : Jiattnew Parker ttt Henry Gee ; Richard Hooker Professor Mason ; WiHiaa Chill in gworth Dr. Hastings RashdaXI; James Cather - the Rev. E. W. Watson ; Jeremy Taylor Canon Uensoa - John Bramhall Professor W. E. Collins. Tne aseecit halt of the course will consist of lectures on QShtrt uuract, Jose pa nutier, nuKaa Vtarburtch, Charles Simeon, Henry Pbillpotts, and Frederick Deniaca Maurice. In the diocese of Winchester, the Rev. D. C yr TUri. ton has been instituted to the rectory oi Li uie Book ham ; the Rev. E. J. Kennedy to the vicarage of S John, Boscombo ; the Rev. W. Naish to the vicarage of Uttleton ; ana tne itev. .11. ,M. fit. Tapper to t! vicarage ot Elson. The Queen Victoria Clergy Fund has received two cheques for 300 esch from Miss March and Mias Carri March, as new century gifts to the fund. A detailed statement of the cost of the renovstJoa cf Stepney Parish Church has just beta Issued. The total cost wss 3,426 17s. 3d., and every penny of the money nas been sunacribea. ane una oi uamsgtoa and Co. gave 300 ; Mr. Spencer Charnagtca, MJ, 100 ; Mrs, Edward Charrington, 100 ; Mr. A. F. Charringtos. 100 ; Mua M. Charrington, 150 ; and Mr. S. C. tiur - rington, 50. Among the other subscribers were tbe City Parochial Charities Fund, 500 ; the Mercers Company, 230 ; Mr. U. Morley, 50 ; and Messrs. Cram - maa, snd Paulin, 100. Dr. Bourne, the Roman Catholic Bishop of Sosthwirk. has appointed the Rev. Joseph Butt to be rector cf St. John's Diocesan Seminary, Womerah, Guildford. ROWING. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY BOAT CLUB. A meeting of csDtains was held st the Goldie Boathouse esterdav afternoon. L'ron the motion of Mr. F. J. fecombe. seconded by Mr. C. W. U. Tsvlor. Mr. B. W. 3. Brooke. First Tnnitv. wss unanimously re - elected president ; and upon the motion of Mr. Brooke, eeconded oy Jir. u. u. lox, air. u. M. laillanu, nrst trinity, was spnointed hon. sacretary in succession to Mr. G. A. Lloyd. The Lent ras - es were Axed for February 20 and three following days, and the clinker fours fcr March 7, o, ana . ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL. At Oxford, yesterday, the University Jost toJtfr. A . B. Dunn's eleven by eight goa!s to three. G. O. Smith (three). K. E. Foster (three). C D. Hewitt, and S. S. Taylor scored for the visitors, and H. Morgan - Owen and . vy. comner I two; lor tear university. CRICKET. K. S. RAXirrsTsrui ast tiiz Throwtsii Qcestios. K. S. RanjitsiahH, in a statement to a correspondent at Cambridge on the queation of " throwing, said his pinion was tnat people made far more out ol this mattsr f throwing than was necessary. No useful Duroose would be served by over - legislating in the matter and bv uing oxasuc meaaures, as uie captains naa aone. aiore - over, tne captains naa no ngnt, in his opinion, to assume the power they had taken upon themselves to bar people from bowling. The M.C.C. was the proper body to legislate upon cricket. There was only one man who could know when a bowler was throwing or not. and that was the bowler himself. When throwing, a man used tne elbow as well as tte shouldur and the wrist ia propelling the ball, whereas he would only use the shoulder and the wrist in bowling proper. In his opinion, the additional use of the elbow in propelling the ball constituted the throw. When a man was no - bailed for throwing, the public came to the conclusion not merely that in the umpires' opinion the man's action was not a bowl, but that the bowler had done something mean with the object of getting tho other side out unfairly. In other words, they thought he had tried to take an unfair or unsportaiuaniiko advantage by deliberately throwing. UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE. They were trying to fathom his motives, snd, of course, it was impossible lor anybody to do tnat. Last season ha had asked several of his brother captains if Mr. Fry threw. They had replied " No." Mr. Fry had asked several of them hhnseif , and had got a favourable reply. It seemed strange, if the account was true, that they should have, unanimously voted against him. As he himself did not consider that Mr. Fry threw, he should certainly bowl him if he thought it was to the interest ot his side to put him on. He was not a party to that agreement, and his club had never empowered him to be a party to it. He did not think that Moid threw, and he quite agreed with Mr. A. N. Hornby's views expressed some time sgo respecting Mold's delivery. BILLIARDS. The annual competition for the amateur chamDionshlD of the Billiard Association was begun yesterday at the uaiety saioon, auano. s. 11. r ry, last year s winner, has resigned the title, but the following ten gentlemen have eutered for the contest : A. R. isdem, who won in liTJ and lost m Um bnal last year, E. C (Jgd n, S. S. Christey, A. W. T. Good, F. Wear, F. A. Smith, F. Dennis, . a. Jones, i. U. Jlacklem and E. C Breed. The heats are 1,000 up, and in the game played yesterday F. A. bmith beat C D. Macklem by 150, neither showing good form. C Dawson and F. Bateraaa commenced the first ot their tournament games of 3,000 up at the Dean - street Saloon, Boho, yesterday. The best breaks were 159 and 228 by Dswsou, and 3, 122, 1CU, 126, and 113 by ltm.n, Closing scores : Bate man (receives 600), l.Sol ; Dawson lowes aw), trs. Ths Loxpon - bbidge Lin Accident. Messrs - Archibald Smith and Stevens write from the Janus Works, Queca's - road,Battersca,with reference to this subject : " In your issue of the 5th Inst, you quote from Lieu - tenant - Colcnel Yorke's report urea.. a recent sccident the remark that probably the majority of lifts in use ia this country are fitted with safety tear 'of a deacrintioa similar to that deacribed,' which the report condemns. as one oi toe largest isritian manufacturers of lifts, will you permit us to say that, though about 20 years sgo such ' safety gears were almost, tbe only ones known, we at that date for our part Cnal I y abandoned their use on lifts ot every class, and we knOv that at least a few other makers of repute adopted a pimilar course with their more important passenger lifts f The result has been that in recent years very lew machines have been fitted with the type of gear condemned: - There is, nevertheless, a lamentable amount of apathy displayed by the pubiio with regard to this very important matter, snd the efforts of makers to raise the standard of aafet - v dn tint mjwt vtit. the snpport they should, if the extra safety involves an extra expenditure. lni is more especially the case in lue manuiarmring cusLTlcts Ol US norm. Women's Holiday Fcnd. The sixth annual report of this society shows an unfortunate decrease of subscriptions during 19u0. They amounted only to 336 against 352 ia 159i. The number of working women sent into the country was, however, much larger in 1900 than in 1S93. This was due to the large balance in ths treasurer's hsnda at the beginning ot the year. The object of the society is to send for a short holiday to the seaside or into the country hardworking and deserving women who require rest and change, but who cannot uuwm meet ue expenses wnicb a holiday entails. Each applicant is, however, expected to contribute, according to her means, towards her own expenses. Representatives are appointed in various districts to find out uxw o require rest ana cnange. In almost all cases the arrangements made for the women have been most satisfactory, and there have been very few complaints of say kind either from the women or shout then. Among those sent away have been several soldiers' wives, who have been very grateful for the change. Ia this connexion it ia interesting to note that during the early part of the year a postal order for 1 was received from a soldier, who did not give his name, direct from FJands - laagte. Tbe great want ot the society is a fixed income from regular subscriptions, sad the committee hope that bv degrees such an income may be provided. They are also much in need of additional hones and lodgings at seaside places, not too distant from Tondrm, sad they will be grateful for any Information sa to suitable places. Additional local secretaries are also required, and the committee will be glad to receive the names of any who would be willing to act in this capacity. Snbscrintions. however small, will be most gratefully received by Mr. A. g. DmnieJJ, hon. treasurer, Fairchildss, Wartinghaa, OXFORD, Jas. 21. The examiners appointed by the trustees of the maths tnaticU scholarships have reported to the Vice - Chancellor that they have elected : To the junior scholarship, Sydney' T. Shovelton, scholar of Corpus Christ! College ; to the junior exhibition, Oswald M. fiamson Scholar of Hertford College. They consider the work of William Ktgby, acholar - of Brasenosa College, William E. Grimshaw. scholar of Corpus Chruti Collegsknd Charles E. J action, scholar of Queen's College, to be deserving ot hiji commendation. The following additional elections have been made tf Brasenosa College : To Somerset Scholarships (open pre hoe net), E. Maanering, Dulwich College, and A. Master. Epsom College. The following elections have this day been mad at Jesus College : To Open Oieiinl Scholarships. John Seymour Blake Reed, Manchester Grammar School John Christopher Wilberforee Rock, Harrison College. Barbados, sod non - collegiate. To Open Clmifil Exhibitions. William Verting clherlockvDulwich College; Victor Arnold Elliott, Bradford Grammar SchooL To Classiest Scholarships (Welsh). William Samuel Davis, Beaumaris School and C.C Wales, Aberystwith ; Richard Williams. Haverfordwest Grammar School and U.C Waks. Aberystwith. To Classical Exhibitions (Welsh). Arthur Augustus Llewellyn Green, Llandovery College; Douglas Gihord Wood, Christ CoUege, Brecon, snd Dor Lara University ; John Felix Orlando Lewis, Haverfordwest Grammar School ; Morgan Evans Davies, Llandovery College. To an Open Mathematical Scholarshi p. Frederick Bruce Wilkins, Cheltenham Grammar SchooL To Opta Mathematical Exhibitions. George Edward Loud, lies - atone College ; Philip Moore Sharpe, Christ's Hospital. To a Mathematical Scholarship (Welsh). Owen David Uruaus, rortmadoo county bcnooi ana Jesus loucge. To History Exhibitions (Welsh). Alfred Cecil Wall Edwards, bt. Edmund's School, Canterbury ; Cecil Lloyd Morgan, Rossall SchooL To a Natural Science Scholarship (Welsh). William A. John, L'niv. College, Cardiff. To a Natural Science Exhibition (Wekh). William Jones Thomas, St. David's College, Lampeter, and non - collegiate. Principals Exhibition. Samuel Howard Lockyer. Llandovery College. LONDON, Jas. 21. An ordinary meeting of the Convocation oi the Cai - Tersity wss held yesterdsy afternoon ia the new buildings, South Kensington, Sir Edward Busk, Chairman of Convocation, la the chair. Dr. Walmieley, in moving the adoption ot the report by the standing committee, said the most important though not the most apparently striking changes were those in the constitution of the University. The board of directors, so to speak, had been remodelled. The Convocation had new duties and new privileges involving a greater measure of ome rule than was granted by the original charter. The new powers were contained la the Act of Parliament and the statutes framed - under that Act. The first privilege was that, of electing ths Chancellcjr e great privilege. (Hear, hear.) The standing committee had framed rules for the exercise of that privilege: hut they hoped the day would be far off whsa tney abouia icee ue services ci ixira nam oar ley. itiaar, hear.) Convocation also woold now directly appoint its representatives on tne eenau ana mignt ajso eiect s deputy - hin They had also opportunity of affectivs criuciaiu oi new iuwikv m irauvu vj uiv otim who had two months to consider their suggestions. Cu vocation "had also an ultimate right ol appeal taker JUjeity in uouncil, II tneir suggestions snouia be disregarded. They Lad also the power of making new standing orders and arranging procedure for that purpose. Convocation had also some measure of " - il criticiao though not of administration. He moved that the report be received. Tbe motion was seconded and carried. Dr. Walnualey next moved that the standing orders as now revised and submitted by the standing committee be adopted as the standing orders of Convocation, These orders dealt mith tbe aummocs of Convocation, the formation of the house and order of business, rules of dabaU. election of Chancellor, election and appointment cf members of the Senate, standing committee. Clerk ef Convocation, Chairman of Convocation, Deputy Chairman, alterations in statutes and regulations, and alteration of tanding orders. The orders were successively put and, wita some amendments and some references back to the committee, carried. Other formal and technical busiaeat was transacted. The following pass lists have been Issued I Lx - B. Kxajjduhox. Division L John S. Atkinson, Samtnl N. Carvalbo, Edward Evans, Edward R. Harrison. Harry C liaselgrove, Albert E. Uogau, Bw., and Adam M. W.Kerr, all private study ; Hubert F. Madders, private tuition and study ; Myer S. Nathan, Univ. Tut. CoU. ; Henry J.RacdalV tlerbert a. ficott, ana no a. naison, au private stuuj. 11 vision it. ueorge w. Atsinsrm, private iu; James C. Backhouse, Gray's Inn and private tuition I Pierre F. J. D. Dorti, private study: Leonard A, Mamus, private tuition and Univ. Coll.; John . Watkin, private tuition. IXrXRMIDIAIS EXAJnXATTtS IX UVX, Division L Charles R. W. Cuckson, B.A., Reginald S. Daw, Arthur E. Goods, Douglas B. Kent, Henry Kaigat, BJL, Frank Pick, and John A. Simpson, all prirau study. Division LL William H. Carpenter, BJL, Council ef Legal Education Lectures ; Erie O. CUydon and Richard U. Curtis, Cniv. Tut. CoU. : Frank Daphne, Wiliiaa G. Eannrey, B - A - , John W. Ellis. Alexander A. Eustace, BJL, and Wallace P. Groser, all private study ; Eroest R. Gumey, private tuition ; William Banna, John HarrV son, snd Wilfrid Hooper, all private study; Thomas 3. Hutching, private study and tuition ; David i. Kennedy, private tuition ; George W. Kilnar, M - A - Charles M. Kaowles, Waller F. Long, and Percy J. MsDseer,all private study ; Alfred E. Moore, BJL, B - Sc, King! CoIL and St. John's ColL, Battersea ; Michael CSnllivao, Gray's Inn ; Ernest O. Palmer, BJL, Lincoln'a Inn sad private tuition ; Frederio W. Pearson, private study ; Thomas Fethick, private tuition; Albert L. Samuel. Patrick Shee, Oeorge If.Spiller, Ernest A. Steele, all private study; Arthur S. Tawsll, prtvaU tuition sad study - T Reginald J. White, Trinity Hail, Cash. Dr. W. Jethro Brown, who has recently been sppomtsd to the Chair of Constitutional Law in University College, London, will deliver an bamrural course of lectures oa " Federal Government." The introductory lecture, dealing with Democracy and Empire, - will be deUversd cs Thursday next at, Siva., and ia ODaat ta the BuJaus jjresentition of visiting carta

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