THE second meeting of this Society was held on Wednesday, October 7th, 1896, Mr. Latham in the chair. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. The Chairman then called upon A. E. Dunstan to open the debate. He began by describing Armenia and the Armenians, showing that the revolutionists' object has been to incite disorder and draw Europe's attention to their fancied wrongs ; imputing to Russia the base motive of stirring up foes against Turkey. He remarked the extraordinary stories circulated about the massacres and concluded by moving that:
(1) In the opinion of this house the Armenians are more to blame than the Turks in connection with the recent so-called atrocities.
(2) This meeting earnestly deprecates any interference With H.M. Government (in the shape of protests, &c.)
Walker seconded these motions but reserved his speech. Coombe addressed the meeting and moved the following amendment :
That this meeting sympathise with the Armenians because of the brutal treatment they have received from the Turks.
Glauert briefly seconded Coombe's amendment.
Mr. Chatterton then spoke, giving three reasons for England's interference in the matter. (i.) The Armenians are human. (ii.) They are Christians. (iii.) They belong to the Greek Church. He strongly deprecated war except as a last resource.
Middleton spoke for the original motion, showing that Armenia has taken no part in the world's history, and is an insignificant state, the home of brigands ; and yet people wish Englishmen to risk their lives for it. Preston, May, and Jump also spoke on the subject. Coombe replied, and A. E. Dunstan briefly criticised some of the preceding speeches.
The following is the voting--For amendment 9, against 11 ; for the original motion 11, against 9. Thus the original motions were carried by 2 votes. There were 30 members present at this meeting.
The third meeting was held on Wednesday, October 14th. Mr. Blandy in the chair. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. The Secretary then stated that his duties elsewhere would prevent his giving as much time as before to the society, which was now a double one. So it was decided to appoint two assistant secretaries for the Literary and Scientific Sides. For the former Middleton was elected, and for the latter, Glauert.
The Chairman then called upon Middleton to read his paper on the Disarmament of Europe. The reader of this paper gave it as his opinion that people who deprecated the keeping up of large standing armies on the ground that it had a bad effect on the people themselves and on outside nations, most exaggerated the question. Mr. Chambers supported Middleton's contention. He pointed out that affairs in the East would drift unsatisfactorily along unless armed Powers intervened. Coore and Preston next addressed the meeting. Dunstan in supporting the continued armament of Europe showed that the keeping of standing armies was a great factor in the advance of civilisation. Mr. L. Glauert also supported this, and Middleton replied. The meeting was practically unanimous in favour of keeping up standing armies in Europe.
A vote of thanks to Mr. Blandy concluded the proceedings. There were 24 members present.
The fourth meeting was held in the School Room on Wednesday, October 28th, Mr. Blandy in the chair. The evening was devoted to the exhibition of Lantern Slides and Photographs prepared by members of the society.
The Chairman called upon A. E. Dunstan to exhibit some slides he had prepared. After these were shown, some were exhibited, prepared by Lister. After these a series of splendid microscopic objects were shown, prepared and lent by Mr. J. N. Coombe. Then a selection of Alpine views lent by Mr. Senior were put upon the screen and greatly appreciated. At the close of the meeting Mr. Blandy showed a series of Continental photographs. The meeting terminated with a vote of thanks to Dunstan and others who had prepared and lent slides.
The fifth meeting was held on Wednesday, November 4th, Mr. Young inn the chair. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. Mr. Young then called upon Glauert to open the debate. Glauert moved that " In the opinion of this house Jameson's raid was unjustifiable." Mr. L. Glauert seconded this motion. Barnes moved an amendment, viz., " That the Boers by their cruelty justified the Uitlanders in calling in Dr. Jameson to relieve them. May seconded. Then Walker addressed the meeting, speaking in opposition to the original motion, and in favour of the amendment. Foers and Coore also spoke on the question.
Barnes and Glauert having replied, the voting was taken-For the amendment 11, against 6. The amendment was then carried. The meeting terminated with a vote of thanks unanimously accorded to Mr. Young. 23 were present.
The sixth meeting of this society was held at the Observatory at Weston Park, on Wednesday, November 11th.
Mr. Howarth, the curator of the Museum, was present and manipulated the telescope in an extremely able way,
Although the day had been most unpromising for any astronomical observation, yet it cleared up nicely about 3 p.m., and we had some extremely interesting views of a six-days-old moon. The first was under a low power, enabling the whole of the visible surface of the moon to be well in the field of view. Another was the same object under a higher power, exhibiting one crater in greater detail. Particularly fine views of what may be termed sunrise on the moon were seen, and the sharp shadows cast by the crater walls. Mr. Howarth kindly showed the working of the Equatorial motion, and by means of diagrams explained what was to be seen through the telescope. He also promised to allow the Society to visit the observatory in December when Mars would be conspicuous, and in February when Jupiter would be favourably placed for observation. A vote of thanks proposed by Mr. Overend, and seconded by the Secretary, brought the enjoyable visit to a close.
A. E. DUNSTAN, Hon. Sec.
POMPEII, a city of Campania, was built at the mouth of the river Sarnus, looking out on the Bay of Naples. It stood at the base of Vesuvius, between Herculaneum and Stabiae. Of its early history little is known, but in the later days of the Republic it became a favourite resort of wealthy Romans, many of whom, including Cicero, had villas in its suburbs.
During the reign of Nero, in February, 03 A.D., an earthquake occurred that greatly damaged the city ; this was followed in August, 79, by an eruption which completely buried it. By this fearful convulsion the course of the Sarnus was diverted and the beach raised to a considerable height, so that the city, which was previously on the shore, is now a mile from the sea, and some distance from the river that formerly washed its walls. It is calculated that, out of a population of 30,000, about 2000 perished in the eruption.
In 1745, a peasant, in sinking a well, discovered some sculptures and paintings belonging to the buried city. When the attention of Charles III., king of Naples, was drawn to this, lie ordered excavations to be made, with the result that the Amphitheatre was cleared in 1755, and the Forum and the Street of Tombs soon after. The Forum, or Market Place, was evidently unfinished when the eruption took place. It appears to have been surrounded on three sides by Doric columns, which supported a gallery. Outside this colonnade were the chief buildings of the city, namely, the haw Courts, the Exchange, the Town Hall, and the Temples of Mercury and of Augustus,
The Great Theatre was semicircular, open to the sky, and lined with marble. The benches were divided into compartments, like boxes, each seat being 15 inches high and 2 feet 4 inches wide. The middle classes sat on cushions, and the patricians on chairs, carried to the theatre by slaves. Near this is the Little Theatre, or Odeum, which remains in a wonderfully good state of preservation.
The Amphitheatre, which seated 10,000, was situated on the outskirts of the city. The arena could be flooded by subterranean pipes when required for water scenes ; and it possessed an awning which could be drawn over as a protection against the sun or rain The Amphitheatre was full of spectators at the time the sudden ruin overwhelmed the city-and to this fact may be attributed the escape of so large a number of the inhabitants, When the showers of red-hot stones began to fall they took to flight, and, without returning to their homes, escaped to the open country.
The Baths, having been built with arched roofs, remain intact, and are the most perfectly preserved of all the buildings of Pompeii.
The streets are straight and narrow, and the ruts worn by the wagon wheels remain in the lava blocks of which the roads are formed-these pavements being almost the only objects, except the town walls, which can be regarded with any certainty as belonging to the original city that perished in the earthquake. At intervals are stepping stones for the use of foot-passengers in wet weather, which turned these streets into watercourses. The principal houses had blank walls facing the street, with the few necessary openings barred with iron. There are scarcely any ruins of more than ground floors remaining, the upper storeys, probably of wood, having been burnt up by the red-hot stones of the eruption. In the better-class dwellings a passage led down from the streets to the central court, in the midst of which was a fountain; chambers opened on the right and left, receiving light from the court. Beyond the court were the reception room, the dining room, and the summer sitting room, all adorned with frescoes and statues. The upper storeys were generally appropriated to the slaves and freedmen ; but on the top of all was a terrace with flowers, shrubs, and fountains, where the members of the family were accustomed to lounge. The shops of the city were usually built round the houses of the wealthier classes. The walls were painted in bright colours; the tradesman's sign was over the door ; and the whole front was closed at night by shutters that slid in grooves before the marble counters which in many instances still remain. In these shops were found all the instruments of trade, the amphorae and the measures of the wine merchants, and the ovens of the bakers, with the bread undrawn. Olives, raisins, onions, fish cooked in oil, &c., were found in a restaurant, prepared in exactly the same way as the Neapolitans prepare them at the present day ; and the landlord of the Elephant Inn informs his customers that he has had it " fitted up afresh," and that he has " a dining room, three beds, and every convenience,"
Upon the walls of the streets, painted in red and black, may still be seen some of the ancient advertisements. Several relate to the election of civil officials, e.g., " Sabinum aedilem, Procule, fac, et ille te faciet."-" 0 Proculus, make Sabinus aedile, and he will make thee." One refers to the popular amusement of the day:-" A. Suetti Corti oedilis familia gladiatoria pugnabit Pompeiis pridie Kalendas Juuias : venatio et vela erunt."-" The gladiator company of the aedile Certus will fight at Pompeii 81st May; there will be a venatio and awnings" (a L° venatio " being a fight of wild beasts with men or with one another), To another announcement is added "qua dies patentur equivalent to our English " weather permitting." Interesting, as showing the local pronunciation of Latin is the following, written, probably, by a schoolboy :-"Alma vilumque cano," the first words of Vergil's Aeneid, which should run, " Arma virumque cano." At a corner where the people might loiter is the inscription : " Otiosis laic locus non est ; discede morator,"" This is no place for the idle ; let the dawdler begone ! "
Many traces of human remains have been discovered. In one of the Temples skeletons were found, apparently those of priests, with the knives and vessels used in sacrifice. In one of the larger houses 17 others were found, one weaving a necklace on which was engraved the name of the owner, " Julia di Diomede." As many persons were enveloped in ashes and mud, an exact mould was taken of their forms; this hardened and kept its shape, though the body within crumbled away. By filling the cavities with liquid plaster of Paris, perfect models of the figures have been obtained.
The discoveries made enable one vividly to realize one of the most appalling catastrophes in history, and at the same time they throw a flood of light upon the domestic and business life of an Italian town more than 1800 years ago. J. A. P.
THE proportion of cyclists in the school is large enough, I think, to justify their claiming, at any rate, a small space in the Magazine, and if each rider would contribute something towards it from his own experience, it would be by no means an uninteresting portion. Now that the winter weather has set in, and the roads begin to be continually wet and muddy, the cyclist's attention is naturally directed towards mudguards. Few, I think, ride through the winter without these useful articles. Though there are many kinds of mudguards in use, no one has yet invented a really perfect kind ; as none of them, in the opinion of the majority of cyclists, at least, are considered superior to the tin mudguard. True, this protects the rider to a great extent from mud ; but, being so far undetachable as not to be worth the trouble of removing each time of cleaning, adds considerably to the difficulty of the latter process. This variety of guard, again, is always liable to get bent or twisted out of shape ; in which case, becoming entangled with other parts of the bicycle, it might turn a slight accident into a serious one. It is also objected to on account of its weight. Nevertheless the rider escapes more mud than he would do with any other mudguard. In order to avoid weight and cumbrousness a cheap form of mudguard is used, in the shape of long strips of leather, about six inches wide, suspended over the wheel by laces tied
to the frame of the bicycle. This is all very well in the case of the front wheel, but over the back of the rear wheel there is nothing to support the leather, which only covers the front and top of the wheel, where there is the frame to hold it in place. Unfortunately the back of the wheel is the part which throws up the mud, so that the objection to the leather mudguard is obvious. Messrs. Macintosh & Co. have brought out a rubber mudguard on somewhat the same principle as the one just described, but though it is not so bad as the leather one, being supported by wires where there is no framework, it also is open to the objection of not stretching far enough over the rear wheel, otherwise it is light and neat folding up into a small compass. Another kind of mudguard, on an entirely different principle, is called the " squeegee," and I must say that the idea is a good one-a piece of thin rubber is held in such a position by wires attached to the hubs as as to be continually scraping the tyre at the very back of the wheel ; unfortunately it is not as effectual as one might expect, as the wheel in revolving rapidly somehow forces the mud through in spite of the rubber.
For some reason or other the American bicycles sent over to this country have no mudguards, from which we can only conclude either that there is no dirt in America or that the Americans are a dirty nation. C. S. C.
LANCASTER Castle has a very commanding position, standing, as it does, close to the Cathedral, on a small hill near the Lune, on the outskirts of the city. Part of the Castle is still used as a prison, the other part being the Courts and apartments belonging to them.
The admission to the Dungeon, which is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, between twelve and one o'clock, is free ; but there is a drawback to this. Shortly before twelve on the day we went-and, I expect, it would be the same on most other days-there was a crowd of about fifty persons waiting round the Great Gateway for admission. Only ten are supposed to be allowed in at once, and each party takes about ten minutes to see what there is to be seen in that part of the Castle. On the day in question, however, the door was not opened till about a quarter past twelve, and then there began such a pushing to get in in the first batch, The same scene took place each time a fresh lot went in, and, although they allowed eleven or twelve at a time, at the last about ten or a dozen persons had to go away disappointed. There were three of us there, one got in the second batch, one in the fourth, and I got in the fifth and last. When you are inside the big gate you have to pass
through another in a sort of iron railing that extends across the gateway. As soon as all are in the courtyard, the guide points out the prisoners' cells, and then leads the way into the Well Tower. This is so called because in one corner of one of the dungeons it contains there is a well, which is pointed out to the left of the steps as you go into the other dungeon. In this dungeon, said to be the condemned call, there are two iron rings, to which, it is said, the twenty Lancashire Witches were chained because of their quarrelsome temper. This cell was originally about forty feet by sixteen, and was made by supporting an arch of hazel wattles-probably, on clay; on to these wattles the Romans poured concrete, and, when the clay was dug out, it formed a cell with a solid, rock-like roof. Within recent years many of the oziers were visible, but few now remain, although one can see the marks left by them. To this cell there were two heavy doors, and, as it had no light or ventilation except that which managed to get through the chinks round the door, it would be an awful place to be imprisoned in. Leaving this part of the Castle, we go round to the other side, and for this part tickets have to be bought. If one is not here punctually at the hour he has to wait till the party inside has been round, which takes the most of an hour. Leaving the small entrance hall, we go along a short passage to the stairs, up which we go, and then, turning to the left, enter the old Shire Hall, a very handsome apartment, which is said to be able to hold some 2000 persons. Jenny Lind held a concert in this roomwhich has no echo at all-about forty years ago. The carving over the bench is very fine, and, also, the stone ceiling, which is supported by pillars. Round this hall there is a collection of small shields, bearing the arms of all the High Sheriffs since the days of William and Mary, These are placed in order, with the arms of the Sovereigns on larger shields placed before those of the sheriffs of their reign. The total number of shields is 216, 205 being those of the sheriffs and eleven those of the Sovereigns of England since William III. and Mary. Two of these Sovereigns (Anne and George III,) appear twice owing to the fact that they changed their coats of arms. There is also a collection of the javelins of past Sheriffs, and several more are expected to be added to it.
Out of this hall we went into the Adrian's Tower, which was built about the year 124 A.D. The walls of this Tower are eight feet thick, and the lower part (recently excavated) was used as a mill, in which the corn for the garrison used to be ground. In the days of John o' Gaunt it was the bakery, and known as the " Oven." The upper portion of the Tower began to be used as a Record Room in 1810, but this was discontinued about 1874, and the Records taken to London. In this room there is a small case containing a collection of knives and scissors turned into saws and files, which have been taken from prisoners attempting to escape from the Castle. In the winter of 1889-00 much was done in the way of excavation, and the workers were rewarded by the discovery of part of an old Roman mill, and also of an old Watch Chamber or Look-out. There is also in this room an old Roman altar, one of the best specimens of its kind in England, which was found in 1797 while digging out the foundation of the Shire Hall. The inscription is in a fair state of preservation, the full text being : " Deo Sancto Marti Cocidio, Vibinius Lucius Beneficarius, Consulis Votum Solvit Libens Morito." While making these excavations, a wall, nine feet six in thickness, had to be cut through-a trace of old Roman handiwork. At the same time a staircase was broken into, which had been filled up with solid rubble work. The steps are as fresh as if made only a few years ago, although it is probably at least 800 years old and has been built up for six or seven centuries. In the Adrian's Tower there are some pikes captured by the Lancashire militia at Preston Fight, 1715, from the Scotch rebels; also, a madman's chair-a huge chair fitted with bolts and rings, by which the insane person was strapped in. Out of this apartment we ascend the newly discovered staircase on to the top of the Keep, or Lungess Tower. Along this we walk, and then up another short staircase on to the Great Keep, of square, Saxon form. The Keep is at least 800 years old, and in the wall are" apertures used by the ancient bowmen, and also holes for pouring boiling lead on any enemy trying to scale the walls. In one corner of this is a small, square tower, tan feet high, called John o' Gaunt's chair, which was used as a watch tower, and beacons were kindled in it to signal to the North. About the time of the Armada the Keep was restored, and, in the north wall, there is a stone bearing the initials of Queen Elizabeth, of Richard Assheton, the sheriff, and the date,
From the summit of the Keep, built by Roger of Poictiers, on a clear day, there is a grand view, seven counties being in sight:-Westmoreland, Cumberland, Yorkshire, Caernarvon, Denbigh, and Flint, and, of course, large portions of Lancashire. Looking over the north wall into the yard below, a shed, which contains the gallows, is seen, and, on the wall surrounding this yard, there is an ingenious arrangement to prevent the escape of prisoners. The top of the wall overhangs the lower part, and is armed with spikes ; and, even if the prisoner manages to climb to the top of the wall, he has still a railing to get over. This railing is so arranged that springs press the long bar up into slots, and a comparatively small pressure will force these springs down, and the prisoner falls back into the yard, and, probably, breaks his leg or something, as the wall is a high one. There is only one prisoner of modern times recorded to have escaped, but he did not climb the walls. While taking his exercise he watched his opportunity and bolted through the Governor's house, picking up, as he passed, the Governor's hat and coat. When he had gone a short distance he saw the wife of one of the warders coming towards him, and she, not knowing the Governor, and, seeing his hat and coat on the prisoner, bowed to him, and he courteously returned the salute and made off as fast as he could.
The total height of the Keep to John o' Gaunt's chair is eighty-six feet, and it is eighty feet square. The lower portion is Saxon and the upper portion Norman. Leaving this we descend into the Crown Court, where the trials are still held, and in the dock there is a curious relic of barbarous punishment in the shape of a branding iron. This iron is attached to the back part of the dock : it consists of a long, iron rod, with a handle at one end and the letter “M" (for malefactor) at the other. Near by is a holdfast for securing the prisoner's hand while the warder in charge heated the iron redhot and impressed it on the fleshy part of the hand at the base of the thumb. The brander, after doing this, had to examine the mark and, if it was a good impression, would turn to the judge and say, "A fair mark, my lord." Passing out of this gloomy chamber, we enter a still more gloomy one-the " drop room," where all the prisoners are pinioned before passing through a door to the scaffold. On the window-sill of this room their coffins were placed, and these were about the last things they beheld as they emerged on to the gallows. In this room is shown a chair on which Jane Scott, a young woman sentenced to death for the murder of her mother at Preston, and who had become so emaciated while in prison that she could not walk, was wheeled to the scaffold. There is also a piece of rope with chain attached, left by Calcraft in 1853, by which the culprits were strangled rather than hanged. From this room we are led back to the entrance ball, and then leave the Castle, which has taken us about an hour to look round. This Castle has been built at many different periods, part during the Roman occupation of Britain, part built by the Saxons, part by the Normans, and some parts at different periods up to quite recently. Over the main gateway, which is flanked by two towers, there stands a stone figure of John o' Gaunt himself, who built much of it, and who lived there much of his time.
TWILIGHT descends o'er the plain, and the glow of the sunset
Soon will another day have passed to return to us never.
Over the marshes the mist hangs low in a silvery curtain,
And in the midst of the landscape a river is silently sweeping
Down to the storm tossed sea, which lies far away in the distance.
Here and there on the stream are barges heavily laden,
Carrying coal or wheat and lying low in the water.
Silence reigns on the scene, the sorrowful silence of twilight;
Save for the water's splash or the mournful cry of the lapwing,
Carried upon the wind like the wail of a wandering spirit.
Suddenly far in the east there rises a cry of `° Ware Aegir."
Nearer the warning comes, and soon the boatmen around us
Echo the shout along : till it dies away in the distance.
Scarce has the word passed by, when, lashing the banks in its fury,
Close pent up in a narrow space and turning the current
Back to its ancient home, comes rushing the turbulent Aegir.
Surging around the wharves and savagely striving with bridges,
Onward the torrent roars, till wearied at length by its journey
Far from its native sea, it loses its strength and its vigour.
Many lives has it claimed and some will be claimed in the future.
Those once clasped in its arms, the torrent never releases,
Centuries now have passed since the Danish conquering heroes,
Feared the rush of the tide, as a God most hostile to mortals.
Dreading his terrible wrath, they uttered the cry of " Ware Aegir."
Hearing it all were alert, and the sailors strengthened their moorings,
Waiting the grim old god, till he passed on his way in his fury.
They have vanished and gone, their fame and their glory have faded,
Sunk in the mist of years and growing fainter and fainter.
Still up the river broad, when twilight glides o'er the landscape,
Or when the morning bright is clothing the earth with its beauty,
Rushes the turbulent tide, with strength unimpaired by the ages
Echoes the ancient cry foretelling the advent of danger.
Weak, indeed, is man's strength, compared with the powers of Nature,
Short is his day and soon the torrent of Death will o'erwhelm him.
All around him arise the warnings that tell him his danger.
Often he heeds them not and Death's tide finds him unready,
Tears his anchor away and hurls him into destruction.
S.R.G.S. v. MEDICALS.
This, the first match of the season, was played at the school, Wednesday, October 7th. Usually, I believe, in this match we play a good sprinkling of Old Boys ; this time, however, the team was limited to the present boys of the school, and on comparing the two teams which appeared on the field, one could hardly fail to be struck with the difference in size and weight ; a difference that told greatly to the disadvantage of the school. Before the game had proceeded very far one could see we were thoroughly overmatched, each of the first four goals was scored directly offer the restart, and at time we found ourselves beaten, 11-0. It is impossible to judge properly from this game what kind of a team we have got, and our defeat can hardly be said to be our fault, though it is a discouraging beginning.
S.R.G.S.-Cornu (goal); Haslam, Thomas (backs); Coombe, Waterfall, Walker (half-backs); Bramley, Steel, Wood, Twigg, Turner (forwards).
S.R.G.S. SECOND XI "l. MONTGOMERY COLLEGE.
This match was played at the School on Wednesday, October 11th, resulting in an easy victory for us of 10-0. Throughout the whole game the school team had the best of it, and we seem to have got a promising 2nd XI. Walker might perhaps have kept a better field, making his men stick more to their places; however, they managed very well on the whole, and we expect great things of them. The goals were scored by Hattersley (1), Beaumont (2), Brown (1), Lockwood (1), Foers (1), Walker (2), Salisbury (1).
Team :-Bond (goal) ; Walker (captain), Hampton (backs). James Beaumont, Salisbury (halves) ; Foers, Brown II, Hattersley, Huxley, Lockwood (forwards).
S.R.G.S. v. MR. O. WATsoN's XI.
Played at the School, October 17th, Bramley won the toss and elected to play up. After a quarter of an hour's play, during which the ball remained for the most part in the bottom half, a goal was scored against us. Then King put the bah through for the School. Another goal being scored by the other side, Bramley restored the balance, putting in a splendid long shot from the left wing two minutes before half-time. During the second half the visitors scored twice without our making any immediate retaliation, but towards the end the School played up and drew the match, Mr. Young and Turner each scoring. The school has found an excellent goalkeeper in Cornu, who showed in this match to great advantage.
Team:-Cornu (goal) ; Thomas 1, Haslam (backs) ; Hampton, Mr. Young, Mr. King (half-backs); Bramley, King, Wood, Twigg, Turner (forwards).
S.R.G.S. v. SHEFFIELD CLUB (Reserve).
Played Wednesday, October 21, at Ecclesall Road. After about ten minutes even play A. B. Chambers scored for Sheffield Club. Then the School attacked. Steel passed to King, who, however, shot wide. Wood also made an unsuccessful attempt to score from a centre by King. The Club next attacked and Cornu fisted away. At half-time the score was 1-0 against us. Sheffield Club again attacked and scored twice. Then Twigg broke off on the right but failed to score. Once more a goal was scored against us in spite of Cornu's efforts to save it. Here Bramley and Twigg, and Steel and Walker changed places From now to the end the School had the best of the game though our opponents sent in a long shot from the right wing which Cornu altogether missed. This was their fifth and last goal. Bramley and Thomas were conspicuous during this match, and the former almost scored shortly before time after a grand run, the ball rebounding from the post.
Team-Cornu (goal) ; Haslam, Thomas (backs) ; Mr. King, Walker, Hampton (half-backs) ; Twigg, Steel, Wood, King, Bramley (forwards).
SCHOOL V. MR. WATSON'S XI.
The return was played. The School having lost the toss bad to play down. The game was fairly even during the first half, though our opponents scored 4 goals. The School forced several corners but nothing resulted. In the second half, however, the School utterly collapsed, the halves failed to stop the rushes or feed the forwards, and the forwards displayed a want of combination. Score at time 14-0. The team must greatly improve if we hope to win our School matches and do creditably against the clubs. Our team was-Cornu (goal) ; Thomas, Waterfall (backs) ; Hampton, Haslam, Steel (halfbacks) ; Forsdike III, Huxley, Mr. Young, Wood, Twigg (forwards).
HALLAM V, SHARROW.
This match was played on Monday, October 19th, after afternoon school. Sharrow won the toss and elected to play up. Hallam attacked, and after about five minutes play Haslam scored, and, soon after, Lockwood. Hallam still continued to press and some wild shooting was indulged in, with no result however. Then Wood broke away for Sharrow, but failed to score. At half-time the score stood---Hallam 2, Sharrow 0. About this stage of the game the shades of night began falling fast, and ten minutes after half-time a hard kick would send the ball vanishing into space. At first the play was pretty much in the middle of the field. Hallam attacked and was repulsed. Feinhols (Sharrow) broke away and a shot of his nearly scored, the ball hitting the post. The rest of the game was buried in obscurity, and when the whistle sounded no alteration had taken place in the score.
Teams: -Hallam-Cornu (goal) ; Waterfall, Douthwaite (backs); Coombe, Lincey, Coombe II (half-backs) ; James, Lockwood, .Haslam (capt. ), Oates, Innocent (forwards.)
Sharrow-Allison (goal) ; Pate, Huxley (backs) ; Davies, Furnival, Glauert (half-backs) ; Feinhols, Brown II, Wood II, Hattersley, Fagan (forwards).
TOWN 1ST V. PARK 1sT.
A very exciting and very even match was played on October 26th. Park won the toss and kicked uphill, and after about 15 minutes' play Turner scored for them. The Town forwards, however, caused the Park backs and goalkeeper some anxious moments, and had they been backed up by the half-backs would certainly have scored. In the second half Park scored twice through Turner and Cockayne III. All the players played well with the exception of Hallam III and Trickett. Walker ruined his display by too much fouling and tripping. Score -Park, 3 ; Town, 0.
Town.-Forsdike (goal) ; Walker, Hampton (backs); Lea, Trickett, Barton (half-backs) ; Beaumont, Hallam III, Duck, Forsdike III, King (forwards).
Park-Salisbury II (goal) ; Twigg, Thomas I (backs); Steel, Salisbury I, Edwards I (half-backs); Cockayne, Townsend, Turner, Foers, Hawson (forwards).
TOWN 2ND v. HALLAM.
Result;-1-1. Wood scored for Town and Frost for Hallam.
PARK V. SHARRow.
Played October 22nd. Park began with a rush uphill. Turner, however, shot high and failed to score; then Sharrow forced a corner, which was headed away. Turner again having broken away on the right wing failed to score, though the ball went only just wide. Sharrow again got a corner, and Hattersley sent the ball right through the goal, no one else however touched it. Turner again broke away for Park, and a centre from him was put in by Cockayne, for which a strong appeal was made for off-side. The umpire decided for Park, and the score at half-time was : Park 1, Sharrow 0. On restarting, Park surrounded their opponents' goal, but the defence was well kept up; Thomas sent in a couple of long shots, which were repulsed ; but a third by Turner was more successful. Two more goals were scored by Twigg in spite of Sharrow's vigorous defence.
Teams:-Park-Salisbury II (goal) ; Twigg, Thomas (backs) ; Steel, Winder, Salisbury I (half-backs) ; Foers, Cockayne, Turner I, Camm, Hawson (forwards).
Sharrow-Allison (goal) ; Pate, Huxley (backs) ; Davies, Furnival, Glauert (half-backs) ; Swindell, Feinhols, Brown II, Wood II, Hattersley (forwards).
THE Town Trust Scholarship award is as follows:-The scholarship for last year has been transferred from Souter (who was unable to proceed to the University) to Glauert, and the scholarship of this
year is awarded to Norwood.
The winners of the Open Foundation Scholarship are :
Class III. (over 14) : H. W. Middleton, O. Glauert, G. Norwood, J. A. Pate, A. E. Barnes.
Class II. (13-14): J. H. Preston.
Class I. (under 13) : A. P. Turnbull, K. E. Kirk.
The Close Foundation Scholars are:-C. C. Plowright, M. Green, J. Ashforth, G. Wilson, J. Bocking.
We are pleased to notice in the Yachtsman a well-written and interesting article, entitled, " ° A Run on the Norfolk Broads," by E. K. Chatterton (O.B.). It is a graphic account of a pleasant holiday passed on an 18-foot centre board, in the month of August last.
The following are the results of the House elections held at the beginning of the term :
HALLAM. , .. Senior captain, Bramley.
Junior captain, Mackenzie.
PARK Senior captain, Turner T
Junior captain, Lister II.
SHARROW ... Senior captain, Huxley I.
TOWN Senior captain, King.
Junior captain, Liversidge.
We note With pleasure that Frank R. Greenwood, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., has been appointed a Resident House Surgeon at the Queen's Hospital, Birmingham. After leaving the School, he went to the Mason College, Birmingham, where he gained last year the medal in Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, and this year the medals in Medicine and in Surgery, in addition to first-class certificates in most of the branches of the curriculum.
Mr. Latham has proceeded to the M.A. degree at Oxford.
Mr. S. A. Moor has been appointed Head Master of a school at Gondal, a native state in the Bombay Presidency.
E. W. Whittington (O.B.) has been appointed an assistant master at Wantage Grammar School.
W. P. Turnbull, Esq., has presented to the School a very handsome picture of Windsor Castle.
J. F. Buckler (O.B.) is now at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.
We omitted to record the fact in our last issue, that the cricket bat for the best batting average for the season just completed was presented to Bramley, the ball for best bowling average to Darbyshire
The following alterations in the list of Football Fixtures should be noticed-Saturday, Nov. 28., v. Wesley College, Second and Fourth XI.'s play on our grounds. On Wednesday, December 2nd, and Wednesday, January 27, our opponents will be Mr. A. B. Chambers' XI.