EDUCATIONAL ENDOWMENTS (IRELAND) COMMISSION,
MINUTES OF EVIDENCE.
PUBLIC SITTINGâ€”WEDNESDAY, OCTOBKR 19, 1892.
At tlm Four Courts, Dublin.
prege]1t: The Right Hon.
Lord Justice FitzGibbon and the Right Hon.
Judicial Commissioners; and the Right Rev.
Gerald Molloy, d.d.,
Anthony Traill, Esq.,
D, Murphy, m.a.,
Secretary, and F.
were in attendance.
144â€”ERASMUS SMITH'S ENDOWMENTS (OBJECTIONS AND AMENDMENTS.)
Edward Carson, Q.c.,
George Wright, Q.c.,
Jellett, Barrister-at-Law (instructed by Messrs.
Maunsell and Sons, Solicitors), appeared for tho Governors of the Schools founded by Erasmus Smith, Esquire.
and & I.
Brown, Barrister-at-Law (instructed by James Henry, Solicitor), appeared for the Intermediate Education Committee of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church.
(instructed by J.
Nunn, Solicitor), appeared for the Provost, Fellows, and Scholars of Trinity College, Dublin.
Jellett, Barristor-at-Law (instructed by J.
Nunn, Solicitor), appeared for the Governors of the Hospital and Free School of King Charles If, Dublin.
David Humphry s, O.o.,
appeared in person on behalf of the Children of the Tenants of Erasmus Smith's Estates in Limerick and Tipperary.
appeared on behalf of tho Methodist Conference.
LedovT, Incumbent of Calry, appeared in person on behalf of the Children of the Protestant Tenants of Erasmus Smith's Estate in Sligo, 1.
Lord Justice FwzOnrooN,â€”Foltowing the course which we have taken hitherto, in tho exercise of our powers under the "Educational Endowments Act, 1885," we have appointed this sitting under the 22nd section of our Act as a public inquiry, concernÂ¬ ing the subject matter of the Draft Scheme which lias "been published for the future management of the Educational Endowmont founded by Erasmus Smith.
Under that section, in all important or controversial cases, we have held our inquiries collectively; but our functions will become divided at the conclusion of the present inquiry, because tho 23rd section proÂ¬ vides that after tho holding of this inquiry the Judicial Commissioners shall proceed to consider the objections *Mch have been made to tho Draft Scheme, ^d any amendments proponed therein, aud thereÂ¬ upon they shall, if they think fit, frame a Scheme in such form as they shall think expedient, and submit it for the approval of the Lord Lieutenant in Council.
There is also a provision applicable in the present case, that when a Draft Schemo has been submitted by tho governing body of an endowment, before the publicaÂ¬ tion of our Draft Scheme by us, such Scheme musb, if Jecprired, go along with ours before the Lord LieuÂ¬ tenant in Council.
It is, therefore, to bo understood, that vrhile, during the present inquiry, wo have tho assistance of the full body of the Commission, the ftMmn.,..2 â€”-
â€žT j \irA hive done all we could, to *sponsibility devolves exclusively upon my judicial of the city of London, wena
^ ^ 'olkague and myself afterwards to consider what is to trace the history of the i0l^r'f Ms naj._.
, endowment: ana we nave even.
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, S which'has not appeared ^'mg the pubksbed papers before.
Wo have endeavoured also to trace
redone, and, if we think fit, to frame a Scheme in such torm as we think expedient, and submit it for the approval of the Lord Lieutenant in Council.