LONG ere this appears in print the fact of Mr. Senior's retirement from the Headmastership of the School will be known to all our readers. His friends had hoped that what all so much dreaded might be warded of, and that he might have been restored to his former mental and bodily vigour, again to take charge of the School over whose destinies he has presided for so many years. Alas! that restoration has been long delayed ; and now, in view of the sad improbability of its being effected, his resignation has been placed in the hands of the Governors. To everyone there appears something inexpressibly sad and pathetic in the breakdown of one in the prime of life, as Mr. Senior was, at a time when there seems every promise of a long life's work. But to those who knew him intimately, and had worked with him for years, the loss, is not merely that of a leader, but of a personal friend whose kindliness of heart was continually manifest.

The heartfelt sympathy and affection of all connected with the S.R.G.S, are with Mr. Senior and his family, and may, we hope, tend to mitigate the sorrow that he must feel in severing his connection with the School. We trust that Mr. Senior may yet be spared to enjoy many years of quiet retirement in some less exacting sphere of labour.

[Edward Senior died on 15 Feb 1902: source Sheffield Library archives]

THE thirty-second Annual Athletic Sports were hold at the School Grounds, Broomhall Park, on the 10th May. The day opened fine, but towards nine o'clock the sky became overcast and the sun was not seen for the rest of the day.

At 1-40, when the ground was occupied by a few early birds only, the first drops of rain fell, and by 1-55 it was raining pretty steadily. The first visitors had arrived some time previously, but at two o'clock there was but a meagre attendance, and the officials were conspicuous by their absence.

The band of the “ Queen's Own " Yorkshire Dragoons, under Lieut. S. Suckley, appeared punctually, but almost at once took shelter in the School, whence from time to time strains of melody came floating over the ground.

At 2-20 the competitors for the first event-Throwing the Cricket Ball-were marshalled. They were three in number, and were very evenly matched. Cornu proved the winner with a throw of 78 yards, Williams being a good second.

A field of eight turned out for the 100 yards Open, and a very good race ensued. Cornu got away quickest and was never passed ; he breasted the tape I yard in front of Cockayne, who beat Brown by about 2 yards. Time, 12 3/5 secs.

There were three entered for the High Jump, under 14. Davies It proving the winner with a jump of 4 ft. 1 in. A highly creditable jump for a junior event.

The High Jump (Open) was not finished, as after all the com­petitors had cleared 4 ft. 6 in., the event was postponed because the greasy state of the ground, even though a liberal amount of sawdust was used, caused the jumpers to slide about in every direction. It was at the same time decided to postpone the Long Jumps.

The Preparatory 220 yards Handicap was won by the scratch boy, Cockayne III. This boy has a very good stride, and ought to become one of the best runners of the School. Moorwood III, with 1. 5 yards start, was second. Time, 32 secs.

The next event, the 100 yards Hurdle Race, over 5 hurdles, afforded some excitement, as of the four starters three came croppers at the first hurdle. Cornu, who escaped this misfortune, proved an easy winner in 14.8 secs. Cockayne I was a bad second.

As the Long Jumps were postponed, this was followed by the Mile Race. Five turned out for this event. Cornu cut out the work, closely followed by Brown, Cockayne, and Dunnill, with Hartle in the rear. This was the order for the first four laps. At the beginning of the fifth Cockayne dropped out. In the sixth lap Brown and Dunnill passed Cornu, and Dunnill gradually forged ahead, but on entering the last lap Cornu gradually made tip the ground he had lost and passed the tape an easy winner. Brown was second, 5 yards behind Cornu, and Dunnill third, 15 yards behind him. Time, 5 min. 20 sec.

The 100 yards, under 14, was run in two heats, Twigg and Burton being the first two in one heat, and Davies II and Charlesworth in the other. In the final Davies II was first and Twigg second.

The Preparatory 100 yards was rather faster than the preceding race, Cockayne III winning in hollow style from Huxley, who just managed to get in second.

As usual, the entries for the O.B. Race were very limited. Two started ; Harrison, who had the inside, winning by two yards from Bramley.

The Quarter-Mile (Open) afforded a poor race, as only three competitors finished. Cockayne I first, with Brown twenty yards behind, and Davies I thirty yards behind him. Time, 57 secs. This is a record, at any rate since 1893.

The Quarter-Mile (under 15) was rather better contested. Dunnill proving the winner, with Thompson a good second.

The 220 yards Handicap was run in two heats. The first three in the first beat being Cockayne I, 4 yards start ; Brown, scratch ; Wig­full, 4 yards start ; and in the second Cray, 9 yards start ; Clarke, 5 yards ; and Mettham, 15 yards. In the final the order was Cockayne, Wigfull, Clarke,

The Sack Race was supposed to be 80 yards, but was much nearer 100 than 80. The winners were-first, Moorwood ; second, Lean.

In theThree-legged Race the scratch couple, Brown and Cockayne I were easily first. Burton and Jump finished second just ahead of Mawhood and Proctor, but were disqualified, and the second prize awarded to the latter.

The first prize in the Half-Mile Handicap fell to Dunnill, 9 yards start, who, was never seriously troubled. Cornu was second, but was so done up that he was scarcely able to beat Lister II, who had 50 yards start.

The Obstacle Race (Open) fell to the lot of Gray I ; and in the Junior Obstacle Race Davies II was first, and Moorwood II second.

The Senior Consolation Race was won by Moorwood I, and the Junior by Burton.

Cornu, with 70 points, became Champion of the Sports.

The Bicycle events had taken place on the preceding Tuesday, with the following results :­

Bicycle Race (Open), 5 Zaps -lst, Lister I ; 2nd, Cockayne I ; 3rd, Brown. Won by three yards, half-a-wheel separated second and third.

Bicycle Race (under 15), 3 laps.- 1st, Kirk. Won easily by 40 yards.

Bicycle Race (under 13), 2 Laps,- 1st, Simpson; 2nd, Davies III.

Won by 30 yards ; 28 yards between second and third.

Bicycle Tortoise Pace.-Heat I : Creake ; heat 2 : Brown ; heat 3

Davies I. Final : Brown, Davies I.

As the weather was still bad, an adjournment was made to the Hall. Here Cornu first presented a bouquet to Mrs. Parker Marsh, who then proceeded to distribute the spoils. This over, Mr. Haslam called for a cordial vote of thanks to Mrs. Marsh for her kindness, which was given with acclamation. At the same time the work of the Committee and the Secretaries, Mr. Merrikin and Brown, met with a hearty acknowledgment.

The remaining events were subsequently contested, with the following results;­

High Jump (Open).-1st, Davies I ; 2nd, Cockayne. Height, 4 ft. 7 in, Glauert afterwards cleared 4 ft. 9 in.

Long Jump (01.9m).-1st, Lister 1, 16 ft. 8 in. ; 2nd, Gray I, 13 ft. 6 in. An exceptionally good jump, beating last year's by three inches.

Long Jump (under 15).-1st, Cockayne III; 2nd, Davies 11. Distance, 13 ft. 10 in,

MAD freaks were always in our line : in fact the more foolish they appeared to an ordinary being, so much the more desirable did they seem to us. We had run risks innumerable " terra marique;" at one time in floating out to a lonely sea-girt lighthouse to satisfy an ardent curiosity; at another, travelling vast distances merely to set eyes on a certain species of yacht ; at another, hiring a sailing-boat for the first time on a dangerous coast with as much knowledge of sailing as a fly, at the imminent danger of ourselves and craft. Somehow of late life had been too much of a humdrum type. We had done nothing irrational for a long time. We had, in fact, quite settled down to a new state of affairs altogether, having in the `slack season' enrolled ourselves as members of a self-constituted club whose motto was " Wandering." If it did but contain three members in all, yet it was keen and enthusiastic. Aiming at quality rather than quantity, it has lived and flourished for four years or more.

" Suppose we take a day-trip to Scotland," suggested the skipper.

The new member was in ecstasies of delight. lIe thought the idea taken by itself charming to a degree. Several hundred miles in a Scotch express at a ridiculously Iow fare was an opportunity riot to be missed. And then-a clay's excursion-to Scotland. The novelty and absurdity of the thought launched it into reality. At a meeting, consisting of two members, the scheme was unanimously adopted. And so it happened that one cold night two figures met, not much before the midnight hour, and making a railway carriage as comfortable a sleeping compartment as possible, the aforementioned beings were whirled through the dark dank night.

" Ah! nae its tu sun for any coffee," said the solitary porter at Dumfries, where we arrived in the grey Spring morning. There was nothing therefore left but to close up the window again, wrap round the rugs, and court sleep. But sleep was out of the question, so eating was suggested and carried nem. con. The new member suddenly recollected he had brought a packet of sand­wiches, but having reclined on them during the nocturnal hours they had lost their vocation, and were voted more suitable to be used as a pillow than for purposes edible, Matters were becoming jest a wee bit slow, when we scented a suspicious odour of charred wood. A thin line of smoke was seen to be issuing from the door of the carriage, This made matters begin to look lively. On the train rushed over rivers, down ravines, up the heathered slopes, tearing along at a fierce pace. Fanned by the wind the smoke twisted itself up and thoroughly odorised the compartment. We were just wondering whether or not this was a fair opportunity for pulling the communication cord without "the penalty not exceeding £5," when a happy thought presented itself to each of us simultaneously. There remained two drops, at the most, in our flasks, and by wonderful magic never yet explained their combined efforts quenched the burning commodity inside the door. The new member learned once and for ever that the space inside a railway carriage door was a receptacle for the lowered window and not for ashes of a pipe.

Glasgow saw us, early in the morning, tramping across from St. Enoch's, looking in vain for the other station. Enquiries from Glasgow's citizens served only to complicate matters. Gaelic may be all very well as a language in its proper place, but when two plain men are in danger of losing a train they generally prefer pure Queen's English and let Scotch accent go to the hills. However, an hour's run from Queen Street station soon brought us to our destination. We alight at Balloch, a mere hamlet at the southern end of Loch Lomond. The skipper had previously arranged for the boat, so the next duty was to get' supplies' on board. The number of bottles of aerated waters and the famous Scotch buns embarked will never be known publicly-at least the W.B.C. hopes not. "After all," as the new member wisely remarked,' they say Scotland is a hungry place, and in Scotland we must do as the Scotch do."

We set off. As we passed Balloch Pier we saw that Loch Lomond was not the smooth blue space represented in the map. It was a glorious sight though, and beauty softens terror. Right away in the distance Ben Lomond, snow-capp'd and grand, rose to an imposing height. A little group of verdant islands lying between the mountain and Balloch, glens here and there, pretty even if the treacherous channels of wind, a vast expanse of water six miles from shore to shore, a mansion or two on the lower shore, a dozen yachts and launches straining at their moorings, a boat full of anglers-such was the picture for us after a night of travelling.

But what tricks the imagination plays on feeble man. An hour's hard pulling and Inchmurrin Island seems scarcely a yard nearer, and here too comes one of those Loch Lomond storms, so sudden, so dangerous. Down came the rain before we had time to don mackintoshes. In a moment the waves became fearful, and the wind increased. Then as if to complete matters a heavy mist came on and enveloped half Inchmurrin. We belaboured at the oars in our endeavour to gain the island, but it was of no use. Lucky, we thought, if we can keep the boat stern on to the waves and prevent any broadside monsters from swamping us. Physical strength can hold out only in proportion to its own amount. At last, owing to sheer exhaustion, we were compelled to give in, when, as suddenly as it had come, the wind and rain died away, the sun reappeared, and the sky regained its deep blue colour.

"As for me I'm wet through, every single garment I have on is soaked," exclaimed the skipper.

'" Not worse than my fate-I'm dripping. Besides which it gets wearisome sitting in a miniature pond. Let us row to the island," was the new member's advice.

Eventually we pulled the boat up a steep pebbly beach and took a course inland. It was a ripping island we both agreed, but if instead of the forest of fir trees we could see houses, and for each timid deer we could gaze on a hot fire our cold damp bodies would feel more content. It was a stiff climb on to the top of Inchmurrin, but the view was well worth the climb and it almost compensated getting drenched.

" But supposing no cottage exists on the island, what then ? "

" An hypothesis I refuse utterly to admit. Why here-hallo who's this ?"

A red-whiskered Scotchman, running through a forest of trees, in his hand brandishing a big stick, hurling out anathemas upon you, as hard as he can go, is a hearty sort of welcome on a lonely island-especially when you haven't a square inch of dry clothing on you, not even a bit of handkerchief but what is moist.

But as in greater spheres, so here on this rock-bound isle, diplomacy won the day. We bad no desire to harm the deer or disturb any of his game. As a matter of fact we were looking for a spot where we could get a fire to dry our clothes. That altered the case entirely. He was very sorry. Certainly he would show us his cottage and his old woman would do for us what she could.

We became very chummy, and in the walk to his little house our friend communicated an amount of information. His wife we found still more delightful. She busied herself to do all we needed and much more. Another fire was made, and as a result of scorching ourselves for two whole hours we became as dry as before-except our collars. They were hopeless, made limp by the rain and stained all manner of colours by our ties, it was no use trying to look respectable.

The old gamekeeper had volunteered to fetch our boat round from the other side of the island, and late in the afternoon we set off back to Balloch, and not without a certain amount of regret at leaving our hospitable acquaintances, the solitary human inhabiters of Inchmurrin.

The muddy streets of Sheffield next morning, the smoky atmosphere, the sound of whirling machinery forced one to remark " What a world of contrasts l"



It is with feelings of profound regret that we record the death of one who has been for a number of years past associated with the School. ALBERT LOUND, after serving for a short period in the 16th Queen's Lancers, was in January, 1891, appointed Drill Sergeant of the School. In that capacity he won the respect of all who knew him. He was the trusted and devoted servant of the School. His duties were always discharged with a regularity and cheerfulness which gained for him the esteem of the Headmaster and Stall' ; while his kind­ness of heart and interest in all their pursuits made him popular with the boys. His ingenuity and manual skill made his services of especial value, particularly in connection with the various functions that are held at the School, where, too, his never-failing attention and courtesy were often the theme of grateful appreciation of visitors.

The sad circumstances connected with his death are too fresh in the minds of our readers to require any reference in these pages. We can but place on record a poor tribute to his memory, an expression of our keen appreciation of his many excellent qualities, and of heartfelt sorrow for his loss.

THE Sunday Afternoon Meetings in connection with the Scripture Union were re-commenced during last term. The meetings ceased a year or two ago, owing to various reasons, but last term it was thought they might be begun again.

On Sunday afternoon, March 12th, at three o'clock, the first meeting was held in the second class-room. After the opening hymn had been sung, the portion for the day was read by each member of the class present. Then, after another hymn had been sung and a prayer said by the Rev. A. I3. Haslam, Mr. F. Sampson (O.B.) gave the address, in which he gave some very good advice and help to the boys.

The second meeting was held on Sunday, March 26th, when the address was given by the Head Master.

It had been announced that the Ven. Archdeacon Eyre would give the address at the meeting on April 9th, but after prayers the meeting closed owing to the death of Sergeant Lound.

The Archdeacon has kindly promised to give his address On June 11th, when, it is hoped, there will be a large attendance.

The meetings are held fortnightly, and members of the Union and boys wishing to join are welcome to come. There were 1,8 present at the first meeting, and 17 at the second ; but it is hoped there will be a still greater number of members present in future.

WE had all three been down with the Influenza, and were feeling done up, when someone-blessed be the thought-suggested that we should spend the week-end in the Sherwood Forest. Hardly were the words spoken, when the matter was decided, and one fine Saturday morning found us at Checker House standing on the line watching the train disappear, where the line dips, as if it were suddenly swallowed up. Then along the road we went, the sun shining, the birds singing, Influenza, Sheffield and all left behind, "The world forgetting (and probably) by the world forgot." The holm oaks (Ilex) by the roadside had suffered, like the gorse, very much from the severe winter, but the trees were budding or in leaf, the white poplars by the bridge being especially beautiful.

At Normanton Inn we rested-who could pass by ?-and had some luncheon, finding our vanished appetites already returning; and then on to Thoresby, at the entrance to which there stands a magnificent larch, surely the finest of its kind in the kingdom, a very king and monarch of larches­Long may it wave ! We lingered admiring until the squirrels gathered confidence and ran out on the branches of the neighbouring beech trees and started cursing and swearing at us in a most human and cabby-like manner, which recalled us to our duty, and so we went on through the avenue of beeches, succeeded by various coniferae and out on the open and at last in sight of Thoresby. Round about the House the deer were lying down, the very picture of sweet content.

Then on amidst the old oaks of the Birklands, through the Buckgates and so to Edwinstowe, where Mr. Naish attended to our wants very much to our satisfaction, our appetites having marvellously increased since leaving Sheffield. After this we strolled round Cockglode, to the Major Oak, and Simon Forester and then to bed, where we slept as we had not slept for many a long day.

Edwinstowe is a delightful village to stay in ; there are no poor, and everybody is, or seems to be, comfortable ; the red-tiled and red-brick houses, and the view of the red tiles of the adjoining villages make a rich, warm, and glowing landscape most satisfying to the eye and invigorating after the smoky tones in a town, the very irregularities of the place are charming, and the vigorous growth of the trees is remarkable ; where are there to be found better grown or better cared for trees-as witness the great white poplar at the Hall, -or a more restful place for the overworked?

On the Sunday we went to Rufford Abbey; round Wellow, a pretty village with a Maypole, and on to Ollerton past the quaint old hostelry " The Hop-pole," and afterwards to the Centre Oak, where we lay down and basked in the sun for an hour or two until we could stand the monotonous irregularity of the chiff-chaff's semitones no longer, and then, also being rested, we sauntered along the holly avenue, past the School-built after the style of the Worksop Priory-down to the river, swarming with trout, and by the banks, where we saw a kingfisher, to Edwinstowe. At night we wandered in the Forest listening to the birds ; pheasants were calling, and we saw a promising little spar between two cock-pheasants, which was interrupted by one of us letting his stick faIl. Shortly afterwards we saw a fox, which, after leisurely surveying us, trotted calmly away ; and then we walked back in the moonlight.

There is a wonderful bird-life on the fringe of the Forest : even in our short stay we saw the jay, the green woodpecker, the large spotted woodpecker, the kingfisher, the whinchat, the flycatcher, and of the commoner birds the golden­crested wren, the woodwren, the willow-wren, the wearisome chiffchaff, the sedgewarbler, more monotonous because more regular, the great tit, the long­tailed tit, the blue tit, the tree pipit, the grasshopper lark, finches, pigeons, doves, blackbirds, thrushes, and the black-cap warbler (which is our most beautiful native songster) and in the heart of the wood there was the rook and the jackdaw to peer inquisitively at us, and the squirrel to keep them company in making rude and unkind remarks about us, How pretty does a squirrel look, with his brown body and yellow bushy tail, sitting high above in a tall beech tree chattering with his head on one side and then whisking quickly round and up to the top, over to the next tree from branch to branch.

Birds and nature have not changed since Chaucer wrote :­

" Whanne that April with his shoures sote
The droughte of March hath perced to the rote,
And small foules makers melodie,
That slepen all night with open eye,
Than longen folk to gon on pilgrimages."

The trees were not very forward, the most advanced being the mountain ash, the poplar, the birch, the beech, and the larch, amongst whose tender green the blossom of the wild cherry and crab was a delicious surprise ; the oak was only just budding and tire ash was thinking about it. The hedgerows were still thin, and last year's nests were plainly visible ; some few new nests were being built and a small number had eggs, though these were rare; but another week will make a lot of difference, the hedgerows will have become better leaved and the birds will build in confidence that their nests will be less easily seen to be rifled of their contents.

There were few flowers in the Forest, but in the fields and by the river Maun were the daisy, the primrose, the buttercup, the delicate wood-sorrel, the forget-me-not, the greater celandine with its golden cups, and the golden stars of the lesser celandine, about which Wordsworth wrote three poems, in one of which is that charming verse­

" Comfort have thou of thy merit,
Kindly unassuming spirit !
Careless of thy neighbourhood,
Thou dost show thy pleasant face
On the moor and in the wood,
In the lane-there's not a place
Howsoever mean it be,
But 'tis good enough for thee."

Monday morning came all too soon, and at nine o'clock we left Edwinsowe, walked to Cockglode, the seat of the Foljambes-(Lord Hawksberry)­ where is a fine avenue of Scotch firs, and then on to the beech avenue, four long rows of beautiful trees forming a very temple for the gods. Here the squirrels were playing up and down the trunks and darting from tree to tree in the sheer delight and joy of life. Just beyond are many well-grown hornbeam trees where the hawfinch, which is getting commoner in England, builds.

A little farther on we re-enter Thoresby, our path winding amongst the gnarled and twisted old oaks, past the pretty village church of Perlethorpe and on to the Blyth road, over Pickin bridge, on one side of which is the date of building and re-building, and on the other the laconic and somewhat ungracious words " Pass and be thankful."

Once more we come to the entrance to Thoresby and gazed at the giant larch and then on to the Normanton Inn. Mr. Chambers told us that the nightingale had been singing for the past two nights, -
"Like clouds above the flower from which they rose,
The singing of that happy nightingale
In this sweet forest, froth the golden close
Of Evening till the star of dawn may fail,
Was interfused upon the silentness;
The folded roses and the violets pale
Heard her within their slumbers . . ."

but we were there in the daytime and so heard it not.

And then we came to Checker House, and ultimately we got home and put on the garb of civilization and took up once more the thread of our work, and now Edwinstowe is a refreshing memory,    J. S.

AT Mr. Haslam's suggestion, Brown and Machon organised and managed a concert, which took place at the School, on March 22nd. A varied programme was provided and there was a good attendance Monypenny commenced the proceedings with a well­played pianoforte solo, " Engelsharfen." Froggatt followed with a soldier's song, "The King's Own," which was well sung. Then Glauert recited " The Battle of the Crescent," a parody on " Horatius," which was received with applause. Wing next contributed a banjo solo, " Badminton March," which was well played and received an encore, Machon recited Jerome K. Jerome's "Thoughts on Babies" in excellent style. Wing gave another banjo solo, which really deserved a better reception than it got. Brown and Machon next gave a splendid contribution, in the shape of a musical duet, from the " Greek Slave," which well deserved the encore it received. Then Froggatt gave a nigger song in costume, and being encored replied with a similar song. lie sang both well, but was rather nervous.

Turnbull then gave another good solo on the violin, and Machon con­cluded the entertainment with a brief recitation, "Napoleon's farewell to his troops," which consisted of two words. Mr. Watson admirably discharged the onerous duties of accompanist.

S.R.G.S. V, Wesley COLLEGE (2nd ELEvENs).

The second eleven match was played at the College. Our opponents won the toss and Derecourt started the game towards Newbould Lane. After two goals had been scored against us, Innocent went back, and only one more had been added when half-time sounded. In the second half the College obtained five more goals, a state of things attributed to the condition of the ground and the superior combin­ation of the home team.

Team :-Davies 11 (goal) ; Wigful, Drysdale (backs) ; Renshaw, Davies I, Allison (half-backs) ; Froggatt I, Merryweather, Derecourt, Innocent, Lister I (forwards).

Of the forwards Forsdike and Cockayne played well, and Brown worked hard in spite of his weak leg. Lee and Frost played well, and Haslam and James each played splendid games. Cornu undoubtedly saved us from a heavy defeat, some of his saves being very fine.

GENERALLY speaking, the year's XI was certainly above the average. The defence, especially in the earlier half of the sea­son, was very strong, but the weakest part of the team was undoubtedly the half-back line. Although individually good, the halves lacked persistence, kicked too hard, and paid too little attention to their own forwards.

In the front line lack of combination was particularly evident, and, although considerable improvement was evinced, the success of the team depended too much upon the spasmodic efforts of one or two speedy forwards.

The X1 was certainly unlucky in one or two of their most important matches, and success was further impaired by the indisposition of some of the most prominent members. The team is, nevertheless, to be congratulated on the season's excellent result, enhanced as it would assuredly have been, but for the disabilities under which it laboured.

The second XI played very few matches, but included some very promising players. It is gratifying to think there are some good men to help to compensate the loss of the prominent members of the first XT, of whose services the School will be deprived next year, but whose names will not soon be forgotten by the juniors who succeed them.

Below is a table of results:­


Played, 20 ; won, 12 ; lost, 7 ; drawn, 1.
Goals for, 58 ; against, 52.
Goals scored by-Brown, 16; Forsdike, 11 ; Vickers, 6 ; Haslam, 5 ;
Cockayne, 4 ; Mr. Richardson, 3 ; Mr. Merrikin, 2 ; J. Cockayne, 2 ;
R. Brown, 2 ; James, 2 ; Lockwood, 2 ; Cornu, 1 ; Lee, 1 ; Frost, 1.


Played, 4 ; won, 2 ; lost, 2 ; drawn, 0.
Goals for, 23 ; against, 13.

HASLAM ('95-'99).-An excellent captain and a sound, reliable back. Has rendered yeoman service to his School. Owing to indisposition he was unfortunately prevented from playing in the earlier matches.

CoRNu ('96-'99).-The best goalkeeper the School has produced. Has shown consistently brilliant form, and, in his position, is the pick of the team. Proved an exceedingly capable vice-captain.

JAMES ('97-'99).-A good kick and splendid tackler. Has improved wonderfully during the last season, and thoroughly deserved his colours.

PERROT ('98-'99).-Plays with pluck and judgment. His accident deprived the team of its best half.

LEE ('97-'99).-teen and resolute ; strong in defence, but inclined to kick too hard. Uses his weight to advantage, and is quite worthy of his cap.

FROST ('98-'99).-Plays a plucky and resourceful game, kicks well in any position, and is a sound tackler.

CooMBE ('98-_'99).-Kicks accurately and feeds his forwards well. Is a slow but useful half.

BROWN ('97-'99)-Very dangerous forward with plenty of speed. A. good shot, but should centre more. Quite up to colours' form,

CocKAYNE    Plays a dashing and determined game. Congratulate him on his splendid efforts in the Wesley match.

FORSDIKE ('98-'99).-Cleverest and most active forward in the team ; possesses a fine turn of speed, and is a deadly shot.

VICKERS ('98-'99).-Centres extremely well, and has put in some good shots. Is rather slow for a wing forward.

LocKwooD ('99).-At times played well, but neglected practice.

DRYSDALE I frequently played for the eleven and showed promising form.

LISTER passes well, shows improvement, and should develop into a very useful forward.

SwiNscoE ('98-'99).-Is rather erratic, but occasionally played well at half.

FROGGATT II will gain by experience, and should be regular mem­ber of the team next year.

DAviEs I is a reliable goal-keeper, and is quite up to the standard of school custodian. He acquitted himself creditably every time he played for the first XI, and did excellent work for the second.

THE delights of Footer are now a thing of the past, and the requisite apparel has been laid aside in lavender until next season. Whites and blazers are produced after a general ransacking of the whole wardrobe, and we perambulate amidst an atmosphere of lin­seed, while the " blanco," intended for the buckskin, lavishes its white­ness on unappreciative jackets and pantaloons.

The days of cricket are upon us, and once more we have to cope with the playful vagaries of May and June. To the school thorough­bred is allotted the undignified task of roller pulling, while the merry click of the mower thwarts the expectation of ultimate hay-making.

Atmospheric disturbances have somewhat damped the ardour of of those who are wise enough to get in early practice, but an artful gleam of sunshine has occasionally cheated one into the belief that Summer is at hand.

The Captain and his First Lieutenant are critically surveying the debutants, here mentioning that the ball can better be seen when the eyes are open; there again advising that the flat side of the bat is more effective than the edge. Budding Spofforths, regardless of pitch, pace, or delivery, have to be censured for their mis-spent energy, while in the test matches fieldsmen are being informed that it is usual to stop the ball with the hands.

Cries of Heads! " rend the air, and on every available opportunity there is a general rush to the pavilion for pads, bats, and balls. Everybody, in fact, during the first fortnight is full of zeal and perseverance--characteristics which, if sustained, will undoubtedly promote success.

The following new boys have joined the School this term :-Clark, Form IV ; Rayner, Form 11.1. ; Mappin, Nowill I, Form 11; Smith II, Taylor, Twigg, Form I ; King, Preparatory I ; Cox, Lowe 11, Nowill II, Tasker I, Talker 11 and Edwards, Preparatory II.

The funeral of our late Sergeant took place on Wednesday, April 12th, at the Cemetery. The service was conducted by the Rev. A. B. Haslam, assisted by the Rev. C. H. Maggs. In addition to the mem­bers of the staff, a large contingent of boys attended to pay a last tribute of respect to the dead.

The boys of the School raised a subscription which they decided should be entirely devoted to the benefit of the widow. This, we think, was far preferable to the sending of floral. tributes, of which there was already a large number. The amount realized by the Boys' Subscrip­tion was thirteen guineas.

We have received with pleasure a copy of " The Water-ways of Norfolk and Suffolk," a publication o£ the Great Eastern Railway Company. It contains an admirable article " With Camp, Yacht, and Canoe on the Norfolk Broads," by E. K. Chatterton, B.A.

The School has recently supplied two citizens to the Greater Britain beyond the seas. We are pleased to know that G. W. B. Haslam and B. Coore have safely reached the homes of their adoption in Canada.




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