17 MARCH 1866, Page 2

A deputation of the graduates of the Queen's University was

-received by Earl Russell on Saturday, and repeated the usual arguments against the grant of degrees through that Uni- versity to scholars educated in exclusively Catholic schools. ,Earl Russell replied that if a member of the Church of England -went to Trinity College, where he was trained an the doctrines of that Church, he could obtain a .fellowship, but if he went to a similarly exclusive Catholic College be must come over to England ',for one. He thought that unfair, as also was any dispialification of a Catholic from sitting in the Senate simply because he was a ;Catholic. The puzzle to us is haw any Liberal can possibly think otherwise, but Government appears for the present at least to have given way. Earl Russell admitted that he could not change the charter of the University without its own consent, which he .clearly will not obtain.