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T H E CARDIFF AND CffAItM H. FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 1845. THE EARL OF DUNRVVUN V. MALINS.—We have read in the Camurian paper of hnt week a very malevolent letter, which has reference to a statement contained in our report of the proceedings in the trial of Lord Dun- raven against Malins," namely the following:—"This verdict will throw the costs of the action upon the defendant; but we are informed, on what we consider the very best authority, that the majority of the gentlemen of the jury did not contemplate such a result when they returned their verdict." In the letter just referred to, the insertion of which we think the Editor of the Cambrian would have shewn not only better feeling, but better judgment, if he had rejected, this extract from our report is termed" a comment upon the verdict;" and the writer proceeds in a strain of rancorous sarcasm, which we shall not attempt to imitate or reply to, to charge us with partiality. With regard to this most ridiculous charge, which was evidently conceived in the over-heated brain of a most prejudiced writer, we have merely to state that the Messrs. Malms are almost strangers in this county, and quite so to us we know not what their political opinions may be and if, therefore, we were inclined to be partial, we should unquestionably have espoused the part of Lord Dunraven, if of any. We are not prepared to state that the gentlemen who composed the jun were aware that their verdict would threw the costs of the action upon the defendants, neither are we prepared to affirm tha: the knowledge of that fact would have inil'ienced their deci- sion in the slightest degree weadv.iti:e no opinion upon the matter. The information contained in the extract from our repol t given above was received by us from par- ties of the greatest respectability-men quite as capable of forming a judgment upon the question as the Editor of the Cambrian or his congenial correspondent. Hitherto we have confined our attention to reporting the proceed- ings of the trial-to the insertion of such a general outline as we thougnt would prove of interest to our readers and the public generally. PARLIAMENTARY SUMMARY. I ROTRACTKD D- DATES, rather than any very extraordi- nary despatch of public business, have distinguished the proceedings of Parliament during the past week. On Wednesday, the 23rd ult, Mr. C. Builer's motion on the afnuis of New Zealand, which involve.1 a condemnation of the course of policy hi.herto adopted by Lord Stanlev. was negatived by a majority of 155 to :-m. On Friday, the motion for a Committee of Supply was stopped by Mr. liume, who called the attention of the House to the loss sustained by the hol lers of light sovereigns, and moved an address to the Queen, praying Her Majesty to direct that some office should be appointed by the Government to receive light gold at the intrinsic value, according to the number of grains deScicot it, the average weight, and not allow the loss of sixpence, more or less, to the holder of the coin, according to the will of the person who is to receive it in payment. An animated discussion ensued, in which Sir R. Peel, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Muntz, and other members took part, 'I he motion was negatived by a majority of Gel to ::4. In the House of Lords, on Monday, Lord Campbell moved that the stand- ing order, prohibiting the publication of the lives of de- ceased peers, should be rescinded. The noble lord said that the standing order originated in 173-3, when the House of Peers was startled from its propriety by the appearance of an advertisement in the Post Boy, stating that the famous Curll intended to publish a volume containing pope's correspondence for 30 years with the Earl of Halifax, and other noble lords. The black rod was immediately- directed to bring every copy he could find before the house, and also to briiig the publisher to the bar. From that period the stan, ling order remained a dead letter upon tlic journals. 1 iUS motion, which was agreed to without opposition, excited a brief, but lively conversa- tion. Their lordships then went into committee on the Commons Enclosure Bill, the discussion of the clauses of which occupied a considerable portion of time. They were eventually agreed to, and the report was ordered to be received on Tuesday. In the House of Commons, on the motion for the house resolving itself into Committee of Supply, Mr. Kwart moved the following i-esotuduns :— Th.it a statement be made, on the part of the Government, of the condition aad prospect of such educational establish- ments as are sllppJrteù wholly or parti.illy by a vote of th:" house, that it is expedient that the forniniifia of public libraries, freely open to tha public, be encouraged. That it is expedient that schools tor the training of masters be more ex- tensively promoted. That it is expedient that appointments c) too subordinate offices of Government, be wade (as far as possible) by examination of the merits of the candidates for such offices." Sir 11. Peel entered into a statement of the views of till) Government upon the important subject of and thougat that the increased grants for educational purposes was an indication of the desire of the Govern- ment to piomote education as far as could be dene bv augmentation of the grant. With regard to the condition of schoolmasters, the right honorable baronet observed— The ocCn¡nF011 of a schoolmaster outfit to be rc-irded as an honourable one, and lie was persuaded that anything which that h^UsO C0Ui.l no to allow their sense of its .value, and to ini- pr^ve the-v'a.Oi5 ol those devoting their energies to the fulfilment of Us duties would be amply repaid. In addition to the sums which he had mentioned, grants had been made for the erectiun. o sc 1001S, inie.iber ot which had increased annually up to y^!r' whcn tAf "umber of schuols so founded amounted to was.a'S° aa grant for the purpose of pro- moting the comfort and elevating the condition or the school- in,is eis ne -ou.iaittee of Council oil ,aa \ie>\ cou-.ee.ted to a grant for the erection <n schoolmasters' nouses. lIe very much doubted whether au increased sum for u putp .s. ol education next year vouKl not be fully justified ta/' 8UCC0S8 which will have attended the measures hitherto aaopted under the liberal sanedun of Parliament." Mr. Ewart ultfmately withdrew bis motion. Mr. Wil- liams then drew tiie attention of the house to the con- stitution p.ud management of the School of Design, and moved for a select committee to inquire into the allegations vout-uued iu the petition of the senior students of the