15 MARCH 1873, Page 3

It has been announced that Dr. Hayman, having unreservedly retracted

all his charges against Mr. Scott, the Governing Body of Rugby have determined to consider the matter as at an end. Will the public do the same ? We fear not. Nor will the judg- ment formed of the new Governing Body itself, which betrayed a culpable weakness and irresolution in the matter when they passed a resolution carrying a blame so heavy as to imply that they ought to have dismissed the Head Master, but shrank from dismissing him, be by any means favourable. That resolution has had the effect of absolutely vindicating Mr. Scott from blame, but it has as certainly discredited seriously both the firmness of the trustees and the fairness.of the Head Master.