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and then in another! Yet, wherever they may be, the police are expected to do all the work! Such being the case, and when they have been harassed from morning till night, so that they have no rest whatever, yet they find themselves subjected to bitter and ungenerous criticisms for what they cannot possibly help. And, moreover, they feel their labours prolonged anil increased by exaggerated statements of what has occurred, and which only tend to keep up the sensation in the town. I believe that the events of the past few days have proved that such is the case. Then turn to the aid which Government can give the police under such circumstances-I mean the legal aid. What does it appear to be? It appears to be that Government must have recourse to what in England, and, so far as I have seen, to what in other countries governed on English principles, is always approached with the greatest caution—with the fullest possible consideration for what may be the result--that is, the interposition of the military aid to support the police! No step more serious can be taken, and no such step ought to be taken without a thorough conviction of the consequences that may ensue. At the same time, gentlemen, feeling that such is the casefeeling that this is the assistance to which alone the police must look-and being fully aware that the festival termed the Mohurrum is close at hand—the Government is sensible that it cannot possibly expect the police to sustain for many days together their prolonged exertions, and to alone preserve the public peace. We feel we must support them, and therefore, after full consideration, it has determined that upon this occasion-I say this occasion " distinctly—the processions usual in the Mohurrum festival are not to take place. I hope and trust that we sball have, as we have a right to expect, the assistance of all honest and good men, of all classes, to put an end to these disturbances. But we do not trust to the efforts of independent people outside. We yesterday decided that troops must be sent for in such numbers that further attempts at violence will be put an end to. The consequence is, as the result of yesterday's orders, that one regiment is now in Bombay, half a European regiment will be here this evening, and cavalry will be here to-morrow. The movement of the military has been effected with the greatest promptitude by the authorities. I feel there may be some here who will say that this is not the proper place for such observations as I have addressed to you, but if such be your opinion I must beg your forgiveness. My object has been to satisfy the people of this country, here in the presence
of the leading members of every class of society, that the Government was fully alive to its duty of protecting life and property, while fully commiserating with those who have suffered, and was prepared to do its duty to the utmost during these disturbances.
I shall not trespass on your patience further upon this occasion, but, reverting to the business of the day, invite you to join in the hope and prayer that, under Providence, this building, with the aid of the enlightened Professors who are likely to be engaged in it, may for many generations to come be regarded as an honour to the city, and that it will long tend to assist in the moral and social improvement of the people of India.
His Excellency the Chancellor having resumed his seat, after a short pause again rose, and pronounced the Convocation dissolved.
THE UNIVERSITY OF BOMBAY.
The total annual value of Endowments is Rs. 9,209.
The total amount of Benefactions received is follows: For University Buildings
Rs. 1,00,000 For University Arms and Common Seal
1,200 For University Library Building
2,00,000 For the Rajabai Tower
,, 2,00,000 For University Mace
7 Institutions are recognized by the University of Bombay.
2,188 the total number of Matriculated Students.
Result of the Examinations of the University of Bombay for the year 1873-1874.
• Applies to higher Examinations only, and not to Matriculation and First Examination in Arts.
1 Second Class