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Fronch literary productions, and maintaining to the last a high cha- Justice Sewell, both late of Lower Canada. A resident of Ottawa racter for the firm that bears his name. He recently received the for many years he took a lively interest in its prosperity. decoration of the Legion of Honor. M. Bossange supplied the COL. W. J. McKay was a native of Canada, and served as a subEducational Department of Upper Canada with most of the French altern of militia in the war of 1812, under his grandfather, Col. Johnbusts and books now in its museum. He lately visited Toronto and ston, and was afterwards promoted to the colonelcy of the 2nd Lennox other cities in Canada.
and Addington militia. He was out in active service with his bat
talion during the rebellion of 1837-9. For the last 23 years Col. No. 8.--ISAAC TAYLOR, Esq.
McKay has held the appointment of assistant emigrant agent in Isaac Taylor, the writer, who died last year, was the author active leading public man in his native counties.- Leader.
Toronto. He was 73 years of age and was long well known as an of the “Natural History of Enthusiasm," at the advanced age of 77. Originally trained as an artist, Isaac Taylor, at an early in the 71st
year of his age. He was one of the most amiable men
JAMES LOGAN, Esq.-Mr. Jas. Logan, of Montreal, died recently agy, abandoned his profession for that literary career in which so many members of his family had attained distinction. His who ever lived ; and to know him was to love him. He led, morefather, the Rev. Isaac Taylor, of Ongar; his uncle, Charles over, a most useful life. We particularly refer to the improvements Taylor, the learned editor of “Calmet ;” his sisters, Ann and Jane he introduced into agriculture. He, and the late Mr. Dods, had Taylor, the joint authors of “Original Poems and Hymns for infant the model farms of all Lower Canada, if not of all Canada, which minds;" his mother, Aun Taylor, and his brother Jeffreys Taylor, it was a pleasure to the eye to see. These farms have demonstrated were writers. Isaac Taylor was born at Lavenham, in Suffolk, what can be done by improvement of agriculture in Lower Canada. August, 1787. His education was received at home. After his Mr. Logan was, we believe, the first to introduce thorough under “Natural History of Enthusiasm,” the most popular productions draining amongst us, importing his tiles, at heavy expense, for that have been : “Fanaticism,” “Spiritual Despotism," and "The Phy- purposo; and his fields soon demonstrated the importance of his sical Theory of Another Life ;” though for calm beauty and a step: He saw the importance of improved breeds of stock, and cheerful hoping tone, he has written nothing superior to " Home went to very heavy expense for the importation of both horses and Education," " Saturday Evening," and “Spiritual Christianity.” kine. The prize lists of Agricultural Exhibitions, local and proHis “Ancient Christianity".completely demolished, by its erudition vincial, both in Upper and Lower Canada, well know his name for and argumentative power, the position taken by the Tractarians. these many years. And his improved breeds have long benefitted Besides the works already named, he is the author of “Loyola and others besides himself. In fact, we may almost say, that what his
Jesuitism,” and “Wesley and Methodism." He is somewhat pecu- brother, Sir William E. Logan, has done for geology, he has done liar in his style, but evinces in all his works a great originality and for farming in Lower Canada. He has well earned the public depth of philosophical inquiry.
thanks. Mr. Logan was not brought up a farmer; but, connected with commercial pursuits, he found in agriculture a pursuit in
which to invest his means, and to absorb the taste and leisure of CANADIAN NECROLOGY FOR 1865.
his later years. — Telegraph. In addition to the list of noted names of those who died in 1865, DR. Carey was an old resident of Napanee. From one of and which will be found in the index to the last volume of this them we extract the following: The deceased was born at Journal, we insert a few particulars of the following persons whose Aglass, County Cork, Ireland, in the year 1814. He came to names have been accidentally omitted :
Quebec in 1845, having, at the same time, the charge of a regular ATKINSON, Henry, died at Paris, May 14th. He was born in troop ship. He soon after proceeded to Upper Canada, and, England, June, 1793, and settled in Quebec in 1812, engaging very meeting a number of friends upon Amherst island, he was persuccessfully in operations in timber. He retired about thirty years suaded to commence his practice there. He moved to Newburgh ago,. purchased Spencer Wood, subsequently travelled in Europe, in 1847, and finally to Napanee in 1850, where he has spent fifteen and in 1854 returned once more to business, in which he continued years of earnest, faithful effort, not only as a professional man, but up to the time of his death.
in every possible way, to advance the best interests of his adopted COFFIN, W. C. H., died Dəcember 30th, aged 66. He had been place of residence. He was foremost in those undertakings calcuProthonotary and Clerk of the Crown in Three Rivers, and came to lated materially to improve our town, especially, we may say, in Montreal in 1844 as Prothonotary, which office he held up to the member of the trustee board during his entire residence here, ten
connection with our educational establishments, He was an active time of his death. His colleague, Mr. Monk, died in March.
years of which he occupied the position of chairman. The doctor · DEMERS, Ed., died October 17th, aged 65. Mr. Demers was an old and faithful servant of the Corporation of Montreal, occupying remarked he had a special interest in our schools
. Herein he
was pleased to notice progress iu every direction ; but, as before the office of City Treasurer for about nineteen years, with the proved himself truly faithful ; his seat at the board, and visits to greatest credit to himself and advantage to the city.
the school were by no means neglected, while it afforded him Des RIVIERES, Henry, died Nov. 12th. He was a descendant of especial pleasure to reward the pupils for their progress. Upon one of the old French families, and was a member of Parliament in these occasions he always recommended a suitable course of conduct Lord Sydenham's time.
to the young. In political affairs he took a very straightforward McCORD, Mr. Justice, died June 28. He was one of the Supe- course. He was a loyal conservative, a firm adherent to the British rior Court for Lower Canada. He was born near Dublin, June Crown, and a zealous supporter of the existing happy allegiance to 18, 1801. His father came to Montreal in 1806. Judge McCord the mother country. was admitted to the Bar in 1822. He was on the Bench 23 or 24 EZRA PARNEY, Esq., at his death, was the oldest inhabitant years, and in that time did judicial duty in every portion of the old of the township of Townsend, County of Norfolk. At the age of district of Montreal.
about 14 years he emigrated to this country from the state of New MILNE, James, Bible Depository, Montreal, died December 10. Jersey, possessed of no property except a vigorous constitution and He was a native of the North of Scotland, and managed the De- his axe with which to make his mark upon the future history of pository of the Montreal Bible Society for nearly 25 years. Canada. As an agriculturalist but few men have been equally suc.
MCLEAN, Hon. Archibald, died at Toronto Oct. 24th, 1865, aged cessful in obtaining from the coil so large a recompense for industry, 75. By diligence, ability, and that high rectitude which was so For the period of about 70 years previous to his death, deceased eminently a characteristic, Mr. McLean attained eminence in his owned and occupied his beautiful farm of 300 acres, a short distance profession; and passing from the bar to the bench, he was equally north of the village of Waterford. No man was ever characterized successful. Judge for many years, and then Chief Justice, he was
by a greater amount of kindness and love in his domestic circle, or latterly President of the Court of Error and Appeals.
more straightforward honesty in his transactions with his neighbors. Moffatt, Hon. George, died in Montreal February 25th, aged and sincere. --- Norfolk Messenger.
His attachment and loyalty to the British Crown was most constant 78. Formerly engaged in politics, but latterly well and most favourably known as a member of the extensive mercantile firm of Gillespic, Moffatt & Co.
VI. Miscellaneous. John Harvey, Esq., was one of the early pioneers to the banks of the Otonabee, ere the first tree was cut on what is now the site of the town of Peterborough. He was a native of Roxbo
1. THE FALLING SNOW. roughshire, Scotland, and about the year 1816 emigrated to Canada. After a short residence at Quebec, and likewise at Kingston, Mr.
(From Selections from Canadian Poets, by Rev. E. H. Dewart.) Harvey finally settled in Smith, on the spot where he has since resided, until the period of his death.
Snow, snow-fast-falling snow !
Snow over head, and snow under feet
on the part of her subjects, and of respect of all the world else. Snow in the country-snow in the town,
These, we believe, are possessed by the Queen of England to-day to Silently, silently sinking down ;
a degree entirely unknown heretofore, to any, even the most beEverywhere, everywhere fast-falling snow,
loved, of the long line of her 'illustrious predecessors.' If the hisDazzling the eyes with its crystalline glow!
torian of her reign will have nothing brilliant to record, he will at least have the satisfaction of bearing testimony to this truth, that
her subjects were contented and happy. Conspiracies, or rebellions, Snow, snow--beautiful snow !
against her authority, he will have to add, were things unknownHow the bells ring o'er the fresh-fallen snow !
for with everybody contented with her mild sway, nobody has had How the bells ring, as the sleighs come and go !
any provocation to, or pretence for, seeking to shake it off. The Happy-heart voices peal out on the air,
annalist of her times, however, will find little of the picturesque or Joy takes the reins from the dull hand of care ;
the brilliant to illuminate his story. The inventive genius of a Singing and laughter, and innocent mirth,
Macaulay or a Thackeray even would be at his wit's end to discover Seem from this beautiful snow to have birth.
a Court scandal, such as was associated with the butterflies who fluttered around the glorious Queen Anne,' or obscured the reigns
of the Georges. Brilliant Court receptions, grand levees, dazzling Pure, pure, glittering snow !
pageants will be rare—and there will be scope therefore but for the Oh! to look at it and think of the woe,
driest and prosiest delineations of every-day life at Windsor Castle Hidden, to-night, 'neath this mantle of snow !
and Buckingham Palace. But if the annalists of such a reign will Oh! but to think of the tears that are shed
fail to captivate the senses or please the mere admirer of earthly Over the snow-covered graves of the dead!
vanities, we suspect these will not be wanting in charms for those Aye, and the anguish, more hopeless and keen,
who can admire virtue in high places-or place a becoming value That yearneth in silence o'er what might have been ! upon a noble example. To know the real character of such a Sove.
reign, one must look away from the glittering palace life of Windsor
and London to the secluded dales and mountain nooks of the highSnow, snow-chilling, white snow !
lands of Scotland—to the little village church of the Rev. Mr. Caird Who, as he glides through the bustling street,
--to her numerous unostentatious charities, and to that rigid secluWould care to follow the hurrying feet,
sion to which we have referred, of all but the members of her own Crushing beneath them the chilling, white snow
family from the recent tribute of affection, to the memory of a husBearing up, fiercely, their burden of woe,
band and a father, at Cobourg. In short, to be good rather than Till, weary and hopeless, they enter in,
to be great—as the world esteemeth greatness-seems to have been, Where food and fire are the wages of sin ?
and to be, the aim of Victoria's life, in public and in private.
Queen than the woman, the wife, and the mother."
3. THE QUEEN AND HER SPINNING WHEEL. Want, with its suffering-sin, with its shame;
The Paris correspondent of the Cincinnati Gazette, after announIn its purity breathing the thrice-blessed name
cing Queen Victoria's departure for Germany, relates this piece of Of one who, on earth, in sorrow could say
gossip : “Before leaving, she took a fancy to spinning, and ordered “The sinning and poor are with you alway.”
à mechanic of Spitalfields to make her a spinning wheel. He
finished one of so exquisite workmanship, that she ordered one for VI.
each of her palaces and castles. The good royal matron resumes Oh ! brothers who stand secure in the right';
the occupation of the simple ladies of old and unaffected times, Oh! sisters with fingers so dainty and white ;
and, be sure, her example will not be lost on the crinolined and Think, as you look on the fast-falling snow;
jewelled ladies of our age. The inclinations and fancies of queens Think, as you look at the beautiful snow ;
dictate the fashion at the spinning wheel as well as the court toilet." Pure, pure-glittering snow-chilling, white snow ; Think of the want, and the sin, and the woe,
4. THE CONFEDERATE SURRENDER. Crouching, to night, 'neath the wide-spreading snow !
Immediately that General Lee was seen riding to the rear, dressVII.
ed more gaily than usual, and begirt with his sword, the rumor of Give of your plenty to God's suffering poor,
the imminent surrender flew like wildfire through the Confederates. Turn not the lost one away from your door :
It might be imagined that an army which had drawn its last regular For his poor He prepareth blest mansions on high ; rations on the first of April, and harassed incessantly by night and Rich in faith, they inherit bright crowns in the sky. day, and been marching and fighting until the morning of the 9th, The lost ones, though sunken never so low,
would have welcomed anything like a termination of its sufferings, Christ's blood can make them all whiter than enow;
let it come in what form it might. Let those who idly imagine that Pure, pure--glittering snow_beautiful snow.
the finer feelings are the prerogative of what are called the upper JENNIE E. HAIGHT.
classes,' learn from this and similar scenes to appreciate "common inen.' As the great Confederate captain rode back from his inter
view with General Grant, the news of the surrender acquired shape 2. HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA.
and consistency, and could no longer be denied. The effect on the The London (Eng.) Times recently censured the Queen for per- worn and battered troops, some of which had fought since April sisting in mourning for His Royal Highness Prince Albert, and her 1861, and (sparse survivors hecatombs of fallen comrades) had passvisit to Cobourg. The New York Express thinks differently of the ed unscathed through such hurricanes of shot as within four years matter, and speaks as follows :
no other men had ever experienced-passes mortal description. “Her Majesty, on this occasion, was surrounded by her children, Whole lines of battle rushed up to their beloved old chief, and chok and the scene, as portrayed by eye witnesses, was one of the most ing with emotion, broke ranks and struggled with each other to beautiful and touching description. It was characteristic of Queen wring him once more by the hand. Men who had fought through Victoria that, it having been intimated to her that more than one out the war, and knew what the agony and humiliation of that moroyal personage was desirous of being present, she replied the occa- ment must be to him, strove with a refinement of unselfishness and sion being one of strictly domestic interest, the presence of stranger, tenderness which he alone could fully appreciate, to lighten his · would be unacceptable. There was a touch of the wife and mother burden and mitigate his pain. With tears pouring down both cheeks, in this reply now, as well as of 'Her Majesty' the Queen. These General Lee at length commanded voice enough to say, “Men’ we few but expressive words, on such an occasion, we think, afford a have fought through the war together. I have done the best I could key to the salient points of her character--an ardent attachment to for you.' Not an eye that looked on that scene was dry. Nor was home, a constant longing after domestic tranquillity, a motherly this the emotion of sickly sentimentalist, but of rough and rugged love for her offspring, with their counterparts, a dislike of ostenta- men familiar with hardship, danger, and death in a thousand shapes, tions display, and a positive aversion to the pomp and pageantry of mastered by sympathy and feeling for another which they had never public life. These certainly are not qualities which respond to the experienced on their own account.
I know of no other passage of popular conception of the regal magnificence, or the awe-inspiring military history so touching, unless, of the melo-dramatic coloring splendors of the first Court in Christendom, but, nevertheless, they which French historians have loved to shed over the scene, it can be are something better and higher; they are the inspirers of real love found in the Adieux de Fontaineblau. - Fortnightly Review.
5. GENERAL LEE'S INSTALLATION AS A COLLEGE barracks and shot-riven buildings. Listless flat-capped and booted PRESIDENT.
citizens saunter slowly through the city of the past. A gronp of General Robert E. Lee was installed President of Washington boats in the centre of the harbor is engaged in endeavours to raise College, at Lexington, Va., October 2nd. There was no pomp of to the surface the hull of some rotted ship. All semblance of power parade. The exercises of installation were the simplest possible- is departed. Encircling this scene of desolation and violent decay, an exact and barren compliance with the required formula of taking rounded knoll and deep ravine, and undulating plain all seamed and the oath by the new president, and nothing more. This was in ac- dented with grass-grown earthworks, spread from the sea to the cordance with the special request of General Lee. The installation great cleft in the plateau through which rolls the stream of the Tetook place at nine, a.m., in a recitation room of the college. In hernaya. Within that narrow front once white with the tents of this room were seated the faculty and the students, the ministers Western powers, where the thunder of the cannon never ceased day of the town churches, a magistrate and a town clerk, the last two after day, and the lightning of batile flashed from cloud to cloud officials being necessary to the ceremonial. General Lee was induc- and leaped from hill to hill for long, long months, the herdsman ted into the room by the Board of Trustees. At his entrance and now peacefully tends the flocks which browse fatly in the enriched introduction all in the room rose, bowed, and then became seated. ravines, and all that strikes the ear is the plover's whistle mingled Prayer by the Rev. Dr. White, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, with the lowing of the kine.” directly followed. The prayer ended, Judge Brockenbrough, chairman of the Board
7. THE LATE COLD WEATHER. of Trustees, stated the object of their coming together, to install Quebec, Utica, and Ottawa seem to have been the towns most General Lee as President of Washington College. He felt the seri- severely pinched by the recent cold weather. In the former place ous dignity of the occasion, but it was a seriousness and a dignity on Monday, 8th January, the mercury on Cape Diamond fell to that should be mingled with a heart-felt joy and gladness. Passing 34° below Zero, while the other two towns escaped with 31°. The a brief eulogy upon General Lee, and congratulating the board and cold term appears to have had a remarkably wide range, stretching the college, and its present and future students, on having obtained from Halifax in one direction, where the mercury fell to 5° below one so loved and great and worthy to preside over the college, he zero, to North Carolina and Alabama on the other, where a strong said he could say a great deal more, had it not been voted against north wind prevailed, and it was freezing in the sun-a most unusual. speech-making. During the delivery of these few words--and they proceeding in those favored States. New Brunswick and portions came, despite the prohibitory voting, very near culminating to the of Maine in the East, and Michigan and other portions of the Westdignity of a set as well as eloquent speech-General Lee remained ern States, escaped the extreme cold, the thermometer not marking standing, his arms quietly folded, and calmly and steadfastly look-below zero. The barometer all over the northern half of the contiing into the eyes of the speaker. Justice W. White, at the instance nent appears, from the telegraphic despatches from a very wide of Judge Brockenbrough, now administered the oath of office to radius, to have been unusually high, the mercury reaching, as hero, General Lee. For the benefit of the curious to know the nature of its very highest point. The cold, however, was by no means so this new path to which General Lee has just subscribed, and as it severe as it has been on several occasions, even within a few years, is brief, I give it entire. It is as follows :
only it had a longer continuance, We know that the mercury fell "I do swear that I will, to the best of my skill and judgement, to 46° below zero in Quebec in 1859 or '60, to 50 ° below zero in faithfully and truly discharge the duties required of me by an act Montpelier, Vermont, a couple of years ago, and to 38° below zero entitled, 'An act for incorporating the rector and trustees of Liberty in this very city a year or two since.—Montreal Gazette. Hall Academy,' without favour, affection, or partiality. So help
VII. Educational Intelligence. To this oath General Lee at once affixed his signature, with the accompanying usual jurat of the swearing magistrate appended.
CANADA. The document, in the form stated, was handed to the county clerk, for safe and perpetual custodianship; and, at the same time, the
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE Annual ConvocaTION.—The annual convention keys of the college were given, by the rector, into the keeping of of University College, Toronto, for the admission of studenis and distributhe new president. A congratulatory shaking of hands followed, tion of prizes, took place on Friday last, 27th inst. io the Convocation Hall and wound up the day's brief, but pleasing, impressive and memo of the University buildings. The attendance was large, as usual, and a rable ceremonial. President Lee, and those of the trustees present, with the faculty, pow passed into the room set apart for the former's deep interest was manifested in the whole proceedings. The President, use-a good-sized room, newly but very plainly and tastefully fur- Rev.John McCaul, LL.D., occupied the chair, and the Professors ocupied pished.
seats on the platform. The prizes, which are usually won against the General Lee was dressed in a plain but elegant suit of grey. His strongest competition, were distributed to the successful competitors with appearance indicated the enjoyment of good health-better, I should the usual expressions of satisfaction with their attainments. Of the nine say, than when he surrendered his army at Appomatox Court House scholarships offered for competition at the recent examination for matricu--the first and only occasion, before the present, of my having seen him.-London Weekly Prototype.
lation, five were obtained by the pupils of Upper Canada College, one of
whom, Mr. Ryrie, carried off throe. This institution bas been most 6. SEBASTOPOL AS IT IS.
successful in preparing young men for the University. The London Times of a recent date, in the course of a review of
The Macdonald Bursary was given to W. McDonald, 2nd year, for getTodleben's work on "The Crimean War,” by its correspondent, eral proficiency. It is to be hoped that m:ny of our capatalists will follow W. H. Russell, Esq., contains the following sketch of Sebastopol the noble example of the member for Toronto, and establish a large number as it is to-day :
of similar bursaries for the encouragemeut of those student whose circum. “The scientific New Zealander who may have completed his stances are such that they are unable to compete with others who have had sketches of St. Paul's, and have wandered over the ruins of that a thorough preparation, but whose industry and perseverarice should not be modern Babylon which sent out General Cameron to conquer his left without reward and encouragement. Maori forefathers, will probably be driven by his thirst for knowledge to extend his explorations, and to visit scenes made famous
The President, after referring to the inadequacy of most of our Grammar by the people who civilized his race. The Romans were almost as
Schools to prepare pupils up to the proper standard, and the recent general minch interested about the site of Troy and the history of the great depression, as causes for the small number received tbis year, proceeded :siege as were the German and English professors of the last century. "Through the goodness of the Almighty, we had already seen a silver In his rambles the Maori savant may be shot out of a pneumatic lining to the dark cloud which overhung us. He had crowned our year tube, or descend by his private parachute, on a little angle of the with plenty; our gardens were filled with produce, and our grain and other world whereupon just ten years ago was turned the gaze of the great English people. What he will see we cannot pretend even to products were in demand at unusually profitable rates. Another reason conjecture. The traveller would now behold widespread ruin, and for the diminution which I have alluded to—and one which was also temthe solitude and calm which succeed the tempest of battle. Great porary-was the introduction of new subjects for examination--many being ruins never die. The Tartar araba and the official's drosky roll over no doubt, bindered from coming forward for this reason. At the close of ths plateau where the fresh springing vines rise up amid a rude ne- last year the whole curriculum was revised, and changes were made which cropolis. Stately forts still frown over the deep calm fiord in which I have no doubt, experience will show to be improvements; but while these lie the bones of a navy as if waiting for its resurrection, and crum- changes were made, the grand principles on which the University course margin of waters on which once floated the armament of a giant was established in 1854, had not been touched. At that time I rejoice that aggressive power. A few grey-coated soldiers clamber over the I had the opportunity, in preparing this curriculum, to give that importance beaps of broken masonry, and creep in and out of the dilapidated to the studies of Modern Languages and Natural Sciences to which they were justly entitled. In these branches the course pursued in this institu- The prizes were then distributed by the Chancellor. Mr. Wilson recited a tion will be the same as in other countries, so far as they are adapted to us. latin essay, after which the following students were matriculated :-Ford, It is idle to speak of educational institutions being established for the ben. Ogden Patteney: Clark, William Hayes; Nichols, Wilmot Mortimer ; efit of the country, if they are not suited to it. And when we prepare our Robarts, Josiah Thomas; Anderson, Allen ; Clarke, Christopher; Greene, young men here for the duties of life in their own country, it should be by Richard; Hamilton, George W.; Jones, Charles Jerome ; Jones, Henry such a course that, whenever called on, they should be qualified to discharge Osborne; Walker, — The Chancellor then addressed the convocation. these duties. If we were to ask a graduate of any of the institutions of He said it gave him much pleasure to find that the University stood in an other countries as to his University guides, he would point to a long line of infinitely better position than during preceding years. (Cheers.) Not illustrious men. We, in consequence of the infancy of the institution, only had they not fallen off as a University, in any particular, but the cannot point to such an illustrious line. But even already we can point average of those who had matriculated that day was greater than the with pride to some, educated liere, who are now discharging important average of years past, although there were not quite so many in number as duties, with credit to themselves and honour to the University. Nor can last year. He was quite satisfied that the prejudices with regard to the there be any better test of the efficiency of the institution, than this. When college would be removed before long, and that they would be as successwe send forth our young men, we prepare them for the honourable dis- ful as could be wished. With regard to what bad taken place that day, charge of duties in this Province. But I trust they will get go forth and there were some things on which he could not but express regret. There take their places in that great Confederation of the British North Ameri- were no competitors for the prizes in Latin and English verse, nor any can Provinces, which, I hope, will shortly take place. Then, I trust, our candidates for the University prize. Hereafter there would, he boped, bo young inen may be able to hold their own with more numerous competitors, greater competition. One would imagine, seeing only one come forward and most sincerely do I trust that opportunity will soon be presented. I for the Latin prize that day, that it was so arranged that only one should look on the Confederation of the Provinces favourably, not merely because j go up at a time. He hoped this would not be the case, but that there the result of that great scheme will be a development of our internal re would always he the keepest competition. While speaking on that point, sources—a strengthening of ourselves for defence against external oppression he could not help noticing the case of Fletcher, who, he was sure, bad -a meang of fostering our commercial and agricultural interests—but be taken his honor in a way which must have been highly satisfactory to all cause it will lay the foundation of a great and powerful nation. It will be connected with the College. (Cheers.) He (the Chancellor) could not powerful from its extent of territory-geogrophical position–from the help also referring to one who had gone out from the College, and on character of the soil—from the variety and richness of its products—and whom, in another place, he had had the satisfaction of conferring a scholarfrom the wonderful facilities which these colonies possess for the transport ship. The gentleman be alluded to-Mr. S. Kennedy—had obtained the of their commodities. By such a Confederation the nation that will arise law scholarship for the third year from the Law Society of Upper Canada. will possess the third commercial role in the world. It will be a nation to and had completely distanced all bis competitors. (Cheers.) It was a subbe powerful, too, on account of its population. They will be honest indus- ject of increasing satisfaction, when the students went outside the Univer. trious and enterprising, and above all, imbued with that love of liberty sity and commenced the real struggle of life, to find that they went forth which gives to every man his true place. It will be a nation powerful also continuing to bring with them the same high character, energy, and persisfrom the protection of the glorious empire of which it forms a part. There tency of purpose which bad marked their college career, and which would are those who believe that if this Confederation—or nation--or whatever establish a name for them throughout the length and breadıh of the land, else it may be called— be realized, it will be by separation from the Mother and show that the University of Trinity College was second to none in the Country. Unquestionably this was not the most general view. The time British Colonial Empire. (Loud cheers.) There were, too, other things may, and doubtless must come, when, in the natural course of things, there tending to place the University in better condition and greatly increase its will be such a separation between the colonies and the Mother Country as usefulness. He alluded to the establishment of collegiate schools in Weston come between parents and children, when the latter grow up and eet up and elsewhere, which were to act as seeders to Trinity College. (Cheers.) independent establishments. But I believe that nine-tenths of the popula- In Ontario, the Bishop was making great efforts for the establishment of tion of these colonies, it not more, hope that even such a day may be far similar schools ; and from these sources they would, no doubt, soon recruit distant. And I believe that if ever a separation is hurried on, it will not the ranks of Trinity College. (Hear, hear.) Nay, more, he trusted that the be by the words or acts of the colonists themselves; but will most likely College ranks would be swelled by additions from the diocese of Huron as be produced by the irritating sneers of ill-tempered politicians who cavil at well. (Loud applause.) There would, he trusted, be better thoughts and the colonists for not performing impossibilities. Or it may proceed from feelings between them; and it would yet be found that men would come the adoption of the wild theories of visionaries, who advocate the cutting from tbat diocese, who would be too glad to be enabled to call Trinity Col. off of the extremeties, forgetting that they loo have most important func- lege their alma mater. (Applause.) All these things would tend to place tions in the general economy. It may proceed from men such as those the College in a proud position, and give her a nane not inferior to any who wish to delude the public into the belief that England, if she separates name of any similar institution in any part of the world. The benediction from her colonies, will be still more glorious; men, who, forgetting the les- was then pronounced by His Lordship the Bishop, and the proceedings Bons of history, wbich show that England's greatness was due not merely to closed. her slips aud her commerce, but also to her colonies, and who forget that McGill UNIVERSITY.- We are happy to learn that Laval Univerthe result of carrying out such a policy would be that England, with her sity bas conferred the Honorary degree of Doctor of Laws on the Hon. C. distant possessions removed from ber-stripped of their vast resources— D. Day, Chancellor of McGill University. This appreciation of the legal would dwindle down into a second or third rate power, cooped up within learning which he has shown alike during his long career upon the Bench the narrow limits of two small islands. Our duty—and I am sure all whom and as a Commissioner for the Codification of the laws is well merited, I address feel it to be so—is earnestly to pray that such results may not wbile the good feeling shown to a sister University enhances the graceful. prevail-not for our owu sakes merely, but from the feelings of affection ness of the tribute to the man. - Montreal Gazette. and gratitude we owe to that old Mother Country, which is ever watching
TALBOTVILLE ScuooL.-On the evening after the close of the exam• our interests with a parent’s care, and still guards and guides us.”— Wood-ination, which was highly gratifying, an exhibition was held. The schoolstock Times.
room was beautifully decorated with evergreens aud artificial flowers with TRINITY COLLEGE.-The apnual meeting of the convocation of the several mottoes. Over the teacher's desk was a motto deserving notice, University of Trinity College was held at the usual time in the College Education, a debt due from present to future generations,' a motto emHall at 10 o'clock. After the usual prayer on the opening of convocation, bodying a great deal of truth and worthy to be printed in letters of gold the following gentlemen were admitted to degrees :-B.A.--Fletcher, over the door of every educational institute in Canada. After music fol. Joseph; Matheson, C. A.; Forneri, James ; Jarvis, Salter Mountain ; Bond, lowed a number of dialogues and declamations all of which gave entire Williain ; Mockridge, Charles Henry; Cleary, Richard; Ballard, Jolin satisfaction. The proceedings were brought to a close by the performers McLean. B1.A.—Henderson, James ; Drinkwater, Rev. C. H. M.B.— uniting and singing that beautiful and appropriate piece, ' When shall we Jukes, Augustus. B.C.L. -Bepson, Charles Ingersoll; Miller, James all meet again.' Andrews; Paterson, Charles William. B.D.-Davies, Henry William. Souool House OPENING, 14 SouinwOLD.-Wednesday Evening Eundum Gradum.-Driokwater, Rev. C. H. B. A., St. John's College, the 22nd ult., the new brick school house, in No. 14 section, which has Cambridge ; Cartwright, James Strachan, B.A., Balliol College, Oxford, lately been erected was opened. Arriving at our destination we found the school house brightly lighted and well warmed. The school house ren attend ; Mr. A. W. Ross, formerly an Upper Canada College boy, is was commenced in June of the present year and was finished and opened the teaeher.--Globe correspondence, at the date of this festival. It cost about $800, which has been raised by assessment in the section; it is a model of convenience. The choir from
GREAT BRITAIN. St. Tbomas, having arrived, proceedings commenced by moving Jobo King, Esq, into the chair. After singing grace, refreshments were served ROYAL COMMISSION ON MIDDLE CLASS EDUCATION.—The Commis. and they were the best we ever saw at a Tea meeting—we grow hungry ns sioners are Lords Taunton, Stanley, and Lyttleton; Sir Stafford Northcote we reflect. Now came the speaking intere persed with singing. The Dean Hook, Dr. Temple, the Rev. A. W. Thoroll, Messrs. T. D. Aclane chairman in opening the meeting gave a very ablo and impressive speech, E. Baines, W. E. Forster, Peter Erle, and Dr. Storrar. They will “indwelling upon the liberal advantages afforded, educationally, in the present quire into the education given in schools not comprised within Her day, compared to those he had cnjoyed in that very section in his youth. Majesty's two previous commissions, and also consider and report what No gift which a parent could bestow upon a child ever could equal the measures (if any) are required for the improvement of such education gift of a good education. Property might be squandered away and mis- having special regard to all endowments applicable, or which can rightly improved, but the advantages of a good education would always last. Mr. be made applicable thereto." It was certain that sooner or later MiddeKing concluded his able remarks amidst applause. The Rev. Geo. Cuth Class Schools must pass through the same ordeal as the schools above and bertson, then followed in a speech warmly and justly condemning those below them have already undergone. It is not too much to say that they who would interfere with the teacher in his important duties, showing that needed such an enquiry as the elementary schools for the poor, or the frequently tenchers were dismissed for no good reason, but simply on what large public schools for the rich. There are persons who assert that they "Jimny, Jobny, or Tommy, or Harry might say.' We trust that the rev. needed it more. The Report of the Commission, whenever it appears, will gentleman's advocacy of the teachers' rights will be remembered and show if that assertion be true. It is evident that there will be peculiar attended to. After some music by the choir, the Rev. Dr. Caulfield difficulties in the way of the Commission is dealing with private schools. addressed the meeting, dealing some pretty severe blows at the evils of the endowed grammar schools —the large proprietary establishmentsexaminations in making the teacher display bis dexterity in mental cram- the schools, under graduates of the universities, and men of well-known ming for a special occasion to the great detriment of true education. He qualifications, will probably present but few difficulties. But the other dwelt upon the advantages comparitively of ours and of the American schools for the middle classes may prove very inaccessible, and their conEducational System, and wisely arrived at the conclusion that our own ductors unwilling to give much information to aid the Commissioners was more thorough and better. After the usual votes of thanks. eliciting | We are sure that no men bonestly endeavoring to do real work veed fear more jokes and speaking, the meeting closed.-Canadian Home Journal. or will shrink from any enquiry carried forward by men such as those
PRESENTATIONS TO TEACHERS — At the last Christmas Examinations named in the Royal Commission. — Papers for the Schoolmaster. of Our Grammar and Common Schools, so unusual a number of pre. TRAINING COLLEGE FOR THE PRESS,-Mr. Wallace Fyfe, whose sentations to the teachers took place that we are unable to insert an account services as a public instructor have lately been found so acceptable at the of them or of the examinations in the Journal. The Examinations at St. Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, is about to turn his attention to Catharines, Hamilton, and Woodstock, Brockville, and one or two other the promotion of his immediate profession, by founding in the West of places, seem to have been of a peculiarly interesting character.
England, we believe at Dorchester, a Trinity College or Institution for the HISTORY OF Canada. -At the Examination of the Common School Newspaper Press. There is no such Training in existence; and we learn at Barrie, a Special Prize was awarded for the best Essay on the History that Mr. Wallace Fyfe, having secured a series of popular papers, on which of Canada. The competitors were all girls. Rev. Mr. Checkley awarded the pupils can be set to work, will by Lady-day next be prepared to receive the prize to Miss Elenor Ross, who is under 14 years of age. We hope the sons of proprietors and others, for training and finishing in all the desoon to give extracts from this essay in the Journal. The second best partments of newspaper business, whether mechanical, commercial, or litessay was written by Miss Jane Saunders.
erary. Mr. Fyfe is a man of nearly a quarter of a century's editorial Church or EnglAND Scuool For Girls.--Archdeacon Hellmuth, standing.–Bath Chronicle. having succeeded in establishing a college for boys at London, is now turn. The QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, DUBLIN.--The Lord Chancellor, as Viceing his attention to the education of girls. He proposes to establish a Chancellor of the Queen's University in Ireland, has presented to his girls' collegiate iustitution for the accommodation of young ladies living in Excellency Lord Wodehouse the report on the condition and progress of the western section of Canada.
the Queen's University for the years 1864-65, which report has been Dear and DUMB INSTITUTION, Hamilton.—His Excellency the Ad. printed and published in the usual form. It shows that during the year, ministrator of the Government, has been pleased to appoint Rev. Drs. 394 candidates for degrees were examined, in addition to 30 who were Ryerson and Ormiston, the Mayor of Hamilton, County Judge Logie, E. not members of the University, and who were examined at the commisStinson, and J. McEon, Esqrs., and Dr. Ryall, to be a Board of Commission. sions held in June, at Dublin, Belfast, and Cork. ers to supervise and manage the Deaf and Dumb School at Hamilton. Dr. Tan Irish National Schools. The report of the Irish CommisRyall, tbe Medical Superiotendent, is also Secretary to the Board of Com- sioners of Education for 1864, which has just appeared among the missioners.
parliamentary papers, states that the average number of children in daily · OPENING OF A New School at The North-WEST. On 12th July attendance at all the national schools was 315,108, and their education the people of Kildonan parish had quite a celebration ceremony in connec- cost £l 28. 6d. each, of which the patrons of schools paid only 2s. 6d. tion with the opening of their new school. In a quiet place like this, the About 57,000 of the pupils belong to the Established Church, of which affair was regarded with deep interest, and, in truth, there was ground for more than half are in the province of Ulster. In Leinster the number is it. The school house is a most tasty edifice-spacious, commodious, and 4462, and in Munster 2943. During the year 1864 the sum of £284,467 finished in the best style. The designer was the Rev. James Nisbet, for was paid to teachers, and £18,875 to monitors. The inspection cost merly of Oakville, Cauada. It is built of white limestone. The dimen- more than £23,233; the cost of the official establishment at Tyrone-house sions are-length, 50 feet; breadıb, 28; height of wall, 12. The cost has £15,228 in salaries, or about £2 10s. for each school, there being some been about $1,200, two-thirds of which was contributed by friends and | 6200 in operation. The model and school farms cost £8793, and the Sabbath schools in Canada. This is, uuquestionably, the best school-house receipts from them were £5449, so that this portion of the system is in the colony, and would be creditable to any place in Canada. It is at- maintained at a loss of about £3400 a year. In the case of the Glasstached to the Presbyterian Church, of which the Rev. John Black is the nevin farm the cost was £3109, and the receipts for produce £1876, the pastor. There was plenty of fine music at this inauguration ceremony. loss being, consequently, about £1200. Ample justice having been done to the edibles, which had been provided A LADY LECTURER.-klrs. Roe, the Mayoress of Derby, England in profusion, speeches were delivered by Revs. John Black and James has been delivering a lecture in that town on “ The Education of Girls,” Visbet, of the Canada Presbyterian Church ; by Rev. George Macdougall, Mr. Cox, M.P. for the borough presided. Wesleyan missionary from the Saskatchewan; His Honour, Recorder · Mr. Goschen.— The Leipzic Borsenblatt says it must interest Gei« Black; Messrs. John Fraser, A. W. Ross, A. McBeath, and some others man booksellers to learn that the grandson of the well-known George including your humble servant, whose name is of no consequence to any- Joachim Gorchem, the Leipzic publishers, is a member of Earl Russell's body. The school is in a flourishing condition; between 60 and 60 child. cabinet.