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Before leaving the subject of examinations for the Military Services, we desire to call attention to the "Regulations respecting Examinations for First Appointments to the Royal Marines," a copy of which is printed in the Appendix,* from which it appears that first appointments to the Royal Marine Artillery and to the Royal Marine Light Infantry will henceforth be disposed of at the half-yearly competitions for admission to the Royal Military Academy and the Royal Military College respectively.
The subjoined list contains the names of the gentlemen who during the year 1876 aided us in the various examinations, under the superintendence of our permanent Assistant Examiners, Mr. Poste, and Mr. Butler.
English Language, Literature, and History.-T. Arnold; Rev. G. D. Boyle; Rev. J. F. Bright; W. J. Courthope; H. Craik; Rev. M. Creighton; C. J. Elton; J. G. Fitch; Rev. J. R. Green; Rev. Dr. T. H. Leary; A. J. Mackey; J. Marshall ; Professor J. M. D. Meiklejohn; R. Ornsby; H. Pooley; C. Knight Watson; Sir G. Young.
Greek and Latin Languages.-T. Arnold; Rev. Dr. Bradley; S. H. Burbury; Rev. J. L. Davies; Rev. C. Evans; Rev. T. Field; Rev. Osborne Gordon; Professor R. C. Jebb; J. Marshall; C. Neate; R. Ornsby; F. A. Paley; Rev. T. L. Papillon ; J. Roberts; Professor J. E. Thorold Rogers; Dr. L. Schmitz.
French.-J. Andrieu; Professor R. Atkinson; A. de Charente; A. Hamonet; Rev. O. Krämer; A. de la Taille; H. Van Laun.
German.-Dr. A. Hamann; Rev. T. Kübler; Rev. Dr. C.
Mathematics.-W. H. Besant; S. H. Burbury; Rev. A. W.
Natural Sciences, viz.: Chemistry; Electricity and Magnetism; Heat and Light; Geology and Mineralogy; Zoology; Botany ; Animal and Vegetable Physiology.-W. G. Adams; Dr. E. Atkinson; Rev. M. J. Berkeley; Rev. T. G. Bonney; Professor T. R. Jones; J. W. Judd; Professor E. Ray Lankester; Professor G. D. Liveing; Dr. W. Ogle; Professor A. W. Williamson. Moral Sciences.-Rev. T. Fowler; Professor A. C. Fraser.
Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Practical Geometry, and Geometrical Drawing.-Lieut. G. S. Clarke, R.E.; Major-General C. S. Hutchinson, R.E.; Major C. E. Luard, R.E.; Major H. C. Seddon, R.E.; Major Percy Smith, R.E.; W. Castle Turner, C.E.; W. C. Unwin, A.I.C.E.
* p. 589.
Naval Construction and Map and Chart Projection.- -J. Bannister,
Book-keeping.-E. E. Humphreys.
EXAMINERS employed at the PERIODICAL and FINAL EXAMINA
TIONS of the CANDIDATES selected for the CIVIL SERVICE of
Political Economy.-T. E. Cliffe Leslie ; Professor J. E. T. Rogers.
History and Geography of India.-C. Erskine.
Hindustani. - Fitz-Edward Hall, D.C.L. ; Professor E. H. Palmer.
Malayalum.- Rev. J. G. Beuttler.
All which we humbly submit to Your Majesty's most gracious consideration.
Witness our hands this ninth day of August One thousand
ORDERS IN COUNCIL.
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 21st day of May 1855.
THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.
ORDER IN WHEREAS it is expedient to make provision for testing, accord21 May 1855. ing to fixed rules, the qualifications of the young men who may
from time to time be proposed to be appointed to the junior situations in any of Her Majesty's Civil Establishments.
Now, therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of Her Privy Council, doth order, and it is hereby ordered, that the Right Honourable Sir Edward Ryan, Assistant Comptroller General of the Exchequer, John George Shaw Lefevre, Esquire, Companion of the Bath, Clerk Assistant to the House of Lords, and Edward Romilly, Esquire, Chairman of the Board of Audit, or such other persons as Her Majesty may from time to time approve in the stead of them or any of them, shall be Commissioners for conducting the examination of the young men so proposed to be appointed to any of the junior situations in the civil establishments as aforesaid, and shall hold their offices during the pleasure of Her Majesty, and shall have power, subject to the approval of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury, to appoint from time to time such assistant examiners and others as may be required to assist them in the performance of the duties herein-after assigned to them.
And it is hereby ordered, that the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Treasury do prepare and submit to Parliament an estimate for the remuneration of a secretary to the said Commissioners, and of such examiners and others as may be required to assist in the performance of their duties.
And it is hereby ordered, that all such young men as may be proposed to be appointed to any junior situation in any department of the Civil Service shall, before they are admitted to probation, be examined by or under the directions of the said Commissioners, and shall receive from them a certificate of qualification for such situation.
And it shall be the duty of the Commissioners in respect of every such candidate, before granting any such certificate as aforesaid, 1st. To ascertain that the candidate is within the limits of
age prescribed in the department to which he desires
to be admitted ; 2d. To ascertain that the candidate is free from any physical
defect or disease which would be likely to interfere
with the proper discharge of his duties; 3d. To ascertain that the character of the candidate is such
as to qualify him for public employment; and,