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Meeting of German Sovereigns.

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DISORDERS AT SANDHURST.!

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DISORDERS AT SANDHURST. Ugly whispers, observes the Scotsman, have recent come across the wood and water that girdle the RoJ> Military College at Sandhurst. It has been rumour^ that the youths training there for the status J "officers and gentlemen" have manifested so lito preliminary possession of the latter qualification aS f provoke from the, outspoken Commander-in-Chie £ j declaration that they were a set of snobs; that they have glaringly shown their unfitness to cet: mand, by displaying an obstinate unwillingness j, obey. This ia not pleasant news. No doubt, has been more smoke than fire still there must b&J: been a very serious amount of fact to justify stories-Jthat have been fly, ing about. At starting, b01, ever, we must say that the ill-odour in which Saul hurst at present stands cannot be used as an argnIIlPs against the attempts that have been made of late Wt to effieer our army with a more highly educated setv men than those who previously, used to get Oy missions. The worst rioters at Sandhurst, it see^v are the least clever or industrious ef the cadets, 1f\ only care to make sure of the minimum amoun'i marks at the final examination. Such turbnl6^ spirits would have got into the army before jg purchase, as at present, and would have played prg, in barracks instead of college. It is not because a p has to pass an examination before he can enter college, and another before he can obtain his sion, that he becomes unfit to be an officer. Tb°j examinations have t'one one good thing—they h9] made him acquire a certain amount of profession*' and general knowledge, some of which, at least, stick to him. The mischief seems to be that, ha^tf crammed, he can take things, intellectually, eas5 whilst morally he receives no guidance, and is to very little restraint—unless when he becomes abS' jf lutely outrageous, and the Duke of Cambridge haS come down and scold in his Royal Highness's ehara teristically emphatic manner, put back, and keep life out of the army. When young men at the clof. of their oollege career are punished in the last ff the Sandhurst authorities can scarcely have t consciences.

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