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The first December examination and distribu tion of prizes of this institution, conducted by Messrs. Nesbit & Drews, took place on Thursday, December 16. There was not a larcre attendance

of visitors. Dr. Schomburk presided. Mr. Nesbit read the report, which, after referring to the general system of training pursued in the school, spoke in particularly favourable terms of the progress of the German 1

class conducted by one of tho principals. In addition to other subjects the usual branches of a_ commercial education had received due atten tion, and the general progress of the scholars, if not in all cases as satisfactory as desired, had, nevertheless, beeu marked in many instance*. A number of recitations were then given by the boys, including several German pieces, and the manner in which they were rendered evidenced that much care had been taken in this branch. The Chairman' having examined specimens of letter writing: in English and German, spoke in terms of high commendation of the proficiency displayed, especially iu the use of the latter language, both tho composition and tho cali graphy being remarkably good. Ho then dis tributed the prizes and certificates in the following order: — First Class.— Good Conduct — Prize, Henry Warren ; certificate, Charles Horn. Industry— William McBean ; c, H. Annbruster. Grammar —Vincent Nesbit ; c, diaries Horn. Geometry — C, Charles Horn. Arithmetic — Hermann Annbruster ; c, Henry Stutz. Writing -Chas. James ; c, Raphael, A. McKenzie, and Simmons. Scientific Questions— William John McBean ; c, William McBean. Latin— Charles Horn. Ger man—Charles Horn ; c, Hermann Armbriister. History— George Jacob and Vincent Nesbit (equal) ; c, Henry Warren. Geography— Henry Warren ; c, Vincent Nesbit. Elocutiou— Her- mann Annbrdster ; c, Henry Warren, Alfred Simmons, and Roliert Danes. Bookkeeping— Edmund Levi. Mapping— Townseud Duryea ; c, Charles James. Drawing —John Ashmoade ; c, Townsend Duryea. General Progress, Clean liness, and Industry, as shown by tho number of marks— William McBean ; c, William John McBean, Hermann Armbriister, Alfred Phillips, Townsend Duryea, and John Ashmeade. General Progress in German, as shown by the numlwr of marks— Hermann Annbruster ; c, Louis Kauff mann. Second Class.— Good Conduct— Prize, Philip Hann; certificates, Edward Simmons and Bar renger. Arithmetic— John James; c, Alfred Simmons and William Sagar. Writing— Arthur Ware; c, Samuel Clark, Charles Colbrun, and William Smythe. Geography— Alfred Phillips; c, Hermann Annbruster anil John Ashmeade. Grammar— Henry Stutz; c, Rolwrt Schomburgk and John Ashmcade. S|ielling in class—Alfred Simmons; c, William Cowan -William Smvthe and Eniest Nosbit (equal). Spelling and Dicta tion—Alfred Simmons : c. Krni'st. Xivahif.

German — Ixmis Kauffmann; c, Roliert Schom burgk. Industry— Arthur Annbriister; c, William Cowan. Reading— Harry Joyner. Third Class. — Spelling— Prize, Samuel Clark; certificate, Albert Harrington. Grammar— William Cowan ; c, lienjamin Cowan mid William Sagar. Geography —William Cowan; c, William Smythe and Harry Raphael. German — Arthur Armbriister. At the close of the examination Mr. Xksuit proposed a vote of thanks to tho Chairman, and then announced that the holidays would extend over three weeks.