THIS Society has once more got into harness, and has arranged a moderately extensive programme.

The first general meeting was held on Wednesday, September 29th. Officers for the ensuing session were elected.

Coupe then opened the debate on the " Masters v. Engineers" question. He said the masters were justified in turning the men out, and gave many reasons for his opinion, Mr. H. Hammond seconded the motion. Barnes and Mr. J. G. Lister opposed the motion, which was eventually carried by 20 votes to 7.

The next meeting was held on Tuesday, October 12th, to pass the rules drawn up by the committee. After some emendation and ad­dition, the rules were passed.

The third meeting of the session was held on Wednesday, October 13th, in the Third Class Room, Mr, Hodgetts occupying the chair. After a few opening remarks by the chairman, Glauert opened the debate " Is conscription desirable in . England ? " He said that conscription would in all probability damage English trade and give Ger­many an advantage over us. Allison seconded the motion. Coupe and James opposed the motion, saying that Conscription would improve the physique and morals of the nation, and, at the same time, strengthen it against the attacks of a foreign foe. After a rather lengthy dis­cussion the motion was carried by 13 votes to 4.

The fourth meeting was held on Wednesday, October 27th, Mr. Senior in the chair. The subject for debate was " Is Professionalism desirable in football ? " Allison proposed, and Glauert seconded, that Professionalism is desirable, because it improves the play and causes enthusiasm in the game. Eyre and Coore opposed, saying that it spoils the game, and does the spectators no good. May proposed, and Barnes seconded an amendment, that professionalism be abolished in all ath­letics. After a short discussion, the amendment was lost by 4 votes to 11, and the original motion lost by the chairman's casting vote, by 7 votes to 8.

The fifth meeting was held on, the following Wednesday, Mr. Overend in the chair. Mr. L. Glauert gave a paper on the Speeton Formation of Yorkshire. The paper was made more interesting by a show of fossils, collected on the spot. After the paper, the lecturer explained all points about which any member was in doubt. The meet­ing terminated with a vote of thanks to the lecturer and the chairman.

The sixth meeting was held on Wednesday, November 10th, Mr. Richardson in the chair. Papers on favourite holiday resorts were read, and were followed by an Impromptu Debate.

THE Annual General Meeting of the above Association was held at the School on the evening of Friday, Nov. 10th. The Head­master presided over a very meagre attendance of members. After the minutes of the last meeting had been read and confirmed, the accounts for the last year were submitted, and a verbal statement as to the last session was made by the Hon. Secretary. On the proposition of Mr. A. J. Swifte, seconded by Mr. T. H. Hardcastle, the accounts were passed, and the meeting proceeded to elect officer,,,; for the present session, as follows :-President : The Ven. Archdeacon Eyre. Vice-Presidents: The Governors of the School, and J. Binney, Esq. ; M. J, Dodworth, Esq.; J. M. Furness, Esq. ; F. Hobson, Esq. ; Rev. C. H. Maggs, LL.M. ; E. H. Marples, Esq. ; Rev. E. Senior, M.A, ; S. J. Chapman, Esq., M.A. ; F. Harrison, Esq., M.R.C.S, General Committee : Messrs. J. C. Auty, T. H. Hardcastle, J. Latham, M.A., LL.D., C. F. Lawton, H. Lockwood, P. Maleham, J. M. Moulson, C. Robinson, J. Stacey, A. J. Swifte, A. C. Tolputt, F. Webster, Hon. Sec. of Prize Fund : C. Robinson, Esq. " Old Boys " Editor of Magazine : J. Stokes, Esq., M.D. Auditors: J. B. Close, Esq. ; J. Proctor, Esq.

A letter from Mr. S. Walsh was communicated to the meeting, in which the writer, after thanking the Society for the honour it had done him in electing him Assistant Secretary, stated that in consequence of his leaving Sheffield, he was unable seek re-election. At the same time he expressed his intention of maintaining his connection with the Society. Mr. W. T. Campsall was prevailed upon to undertake the secretarial duties for another year, with Mr. E. A. Gillett as coadjutor.

O NOR a master of the S.R.G.S. said he didn't like to give home lessons, "for boys don't like to do them ; and don't do them; and we have to give them detentions." Now the boy for a while tries honestly to do the home lessons at night, but he finds that they are so long they interfere with his beloved pastimes, football and cricket; and so he gives all the lessons the go-­by, except exercises and a few of the harder subjects, and tries to skim through history, scripture. &c., in the dinner hour. This plan succeeds fairly well in most cases. The others who do the lessons rather than play are looked down on and termed" swats." Many a time have I heard the following conversation, "Well, do you know your lessons?" " I think so, do you ? " "Never looked at 'em." " Well, I never! How do you expect to know them?" "Oh I shall look them up in the dinner hour. How long did you spend over yours?" "Two hours." 110h! you big swat." The Upper School are supposed to spend more than two hours, so I am told, over home lessons, and some have extra work besides. They axe all supposed to be done at night, so this does not leave a very big slice for air and exercise. Then in the winter, if you wish to attend the meetings of the Literary and Scientific Society, on Wednesday Evenings, you must do part of the lessons in the afternoon. I fancy that this is one cause why that deserving Society does not get the support it should. Home lessons are an exquisite form of torture to any fellow with a grain of conscience, but most fellows have stifled their conscience in this respect. If we had two short home lessons, one to learn and one to write every night, and more work to do in school instead of mere hearing of home lessons, it would be an improvement welcomed by a good many fellows both " swats " and " non-swats." Alas 1 I must come to an end, for this is written in time stolen from " home lessons."    P. S.

" WITH THE PASSING YEAR."

IN OCTOBER.
Now, with the silent passing of the year,
In Summer's swiftly-fading afterglow
October comes ; October sad yet fair,
To die in Winter's grasp, her deadly foe.
The woods have donned a richly-tinted robe
Half-hidden 'neath the haze, which veils the land
And fades into the softly blending hues
Of heaven's dome. All nature seems to stand
Apart, in peaceful meditation wrapt.
The keynote of the earth and sky is rest.
Soon, all too soon, as deepening shadows fall,
The setting sun incarnadines the west,
Deadening the twilight tones to grey, sweep o'er
The sky the dark-robed armies of the night.
And o'er the meadows, script of harvest gold,
The wan moon sheds her melancholy light.
IN NOVEMBER.
The winds sigh thro' the leafless trees
The weary dirge for the dying years.
Autumn, shrouded in mysteries,
Departs, and the world is wrapt in tears.
The leaves, torn from the bare, gaunt trees,
Their glory strewn on the dank ground, lie,
Lightly toss'd by each wanton breeze,
And dead 'neath the dead and the dreary sky.
The cold mists, as a winding sheet,
Enfold the earth with their wraithlike weeds.
Fading, flying with wearied feet,
The year, like the shades at dawn, recedes.
The burden of decay lies drear
And heavy over the darkened years ;
Bearing many a hope and fear
Time passes, and passing leaves but tears.

-J. P,

S. Stephen's House; Oxford,
Nov. 23rd, 1897.

Dear Mr. Editor,-It was surely never more difficult to write an Oxford letter than it is at this time. Events to chronicle there are none ; and after thinking over in one's mind the history of the term, one is left in utter amazement at the strange peacefulness which the last few weeks have provided. If last term was unique in its rowdi­ness, this term is more than wonderful in its complete lack of the sensational in any sort _or kind. There seems to be little more to chronicle-or rather to bewail-than the continual presence of wind and foggy weather, the streets in an afternoon still resound to the heavy tread of the roughly-shod footer men ; the latest freshers have more or less accustomed themselves to Oxford ways, to its never-ceasing round of lectures, chapels and teas ; pale-faced beings clad in scholars' gowns flit across our path painfully cognizant that next March brings with it Honour Mods, or next June, Final Schools ; the boating men continue to go down to the river, to be reviled by the coach from the bank ; the ' bloods' ride off to hunt : all this is the same as any other Michaelmas term, nothing is wanting to complete the daily round of Oxford life, and yet if one day is similar to the last, and each week is like the one before it, can we complain ? It would not be the utterance of a son loyal to his Alma Mater. Especially would it be ungrateful in the mouth of one whose Oxford days are quickly drawing to a close. No ! in spite of everything 'Varsity days are much too few and precious to be slanged.

It is my great pleasure to announce that the school representatives up here have been strengthened by the arrival of Williams, who has gone to Keble. Are there really no more S.R.G.S. men coming up here, instead of going to the other University ? Next year will at any rate bring one roan more to represent Sheffield in Oxford, in the person of Leonard R. Strangeways, who the other day gained an Open Scholarship at New College. There are few members still at school who will remember him, but there must be some I think still, who were contemporaries with him before he left us to enter King Edward VI's School, Birmingham. It is superfluous for me to say that the highest honours in this University will be in the future not far from his grasp.

I must apologise for the emptiness of this letter, Sir, but it is not easy to write about nothing. One can only promise that the next letter will be more to the point.

Believe me, yours sincerely,
E. KEBLE CHATTERTON.

Balliol College, Oxford,
November 27th, 1897.

To the Editor.

Dear Sir.-It is a pleasant duty to send a letter which may serve to keep alive the bond of union between past and present members of the Grammar School, more especially as the writer was privileged to spend three weeks in the old place towards the close of the summer term ; three weeks which enabled me to revive ancient memories arid. acquaintances, and to make new ones.

Will you think it out of place if we send our congratulations on the numerous improvements which have been carried out so success­fully in past years, and which, as we see from the October issue of the Magazine, still continue.

To take one instance-the capital new playing field which now belongs to the preparatory school, was in my time (88-91) in the sole possession of a donkey well stricken in years, who occasionally thought to cheer us by a lugubrious lifting up of his voice. One day, as we sat at dinner in the boarding hall, we heard the report of artillery, and from that time forth we saw our friend no more.

Where the new science room and work-room now stand we used to play a species of hand-fives, with a tennis ball; and the game, though perhaps not scientific, was at least energetic and absorbing. May I here make a plea for the game of squash-racquets, which f should gather to be entirely new to the majority of the school. It is cheaper than bat-fives, seeing that one ball may be used game after game (always provided you do not lose it). Moreover, it may be played in any weather whatever, being, in fact, specially designed for wet days. I could write a great deal on the subject, and, if you will allow me, should be very glad to devote a short paper to it.

The representatives of the Grammar School now in Oxford are E. K. Chatterton, A. F. O'Neill Williams, and myself. We are by no means so numerous as our friends in Cambridge, but, as far as I know, we are very cheerful. Still, it would always be a pleasure to have new recruits, and any members of the Grammar School who are coming up will be sure of a welcome. One addition to our number will be made for certain in October next in the person of L. R. Strangeways, who was at Sheffield from 1890 to 1892.

Chatterton is even now in the clutches of the examiners, and by the time you read these pages the ordeal will be well over.

My own finals do not occur until June, 1899 ; but I could wish them even further off than that, as the amount of work involved is, or at least seems, vast. The terms in which the subjects of examination are expressed may give you some idea of their extent :--­

1. " The languages (not, however, the literatures) of Greece and Rome."
2. " The histories of Greece and Rome."
3. "Ancient and Modern Philosophy."

Do you wonder the intellectual knees sometimes wax very feeble indeed in the contemplation of such a task ? Still, nil desperandum ; labor omnia vincit, as gentlemen of the Grammar School have found before, and will, I trust, again. There are some of us who only wish we had acquired the habit of steady and consistent "grinding " a great deal earlier in life.

The river has been very busy, as usual, this term with the tubbing of freshers and with College fours, and now crews are being trained for the Torpids, or College races, in which the crews are composed of the best men in each College (exclusive of eights men). The eights them­selves do not come off until the summer term. The trial eights are, of course, in training against next term, when we are to meet Cambridge. There seems a rumour in the air that this time at least Oxford is like to succumb to her rival, as several blues, from one cause or another, have gone down. If any of you were walking along the towpath to Iffley you would recognise the trial eights-first of all, of course, by their superior style and strength ; and, secondly, by the fact that they are always coached from horseback, Common coaches either run with their boats, or else ride bicycles (which have been known to disappear occasionally into the seething waters of the Isis).

The Association cup ties (inter-Collegiate) have not yet reached the final stage. The 'Varsity XV. has a hitherto unbroken record of victory. As you may know, Oxford is a place of much music. The new Town Hall, recently opened by the Prince of Wales, affords a splendid concert room. This term we have had visits from the Richter Orchestra, from Bruno Steindel, the child pianist; from Madame Albani (yesterday) ; while on December 2nd Patti herself is to appear.

And now I must draw to a close. Grammarians in Oxford send their good wishes to Grammarians in Sheffield. We hope we have yours in return.

Yours very truly,
W. S. SENIOR

IN the first place, it is necessary to understand that the life of an ordinary schoolboy in France is radically different from such life in this country. The military discipline which makes itself felt so extensively in France, pervades even the schools. Any breach of rules is rigorously punished, and the pupils seem to be in a kind of mild imprisonment, to which English school life is " a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets."

In the morning the boys get up at five or six o'clock, and before breakfast study for an hour, at the end of which breakfast is served, and work goes on all day till tea time, only a short time being allowed for meals. After tea, till eight o'clock, lessons are prepared for next day. Throughout the day there are short intervals for recreation between the lessons. At eight, the boys go to bed. All day, from the time they get up till they go to sleep, they are watched by ushers or undermasters. These ushers, whom the schoolboys nickname " pious," are the bugbears of French schools. They are young men who have not yet passed their final examination, whose chief duty it is to watch the boys even during recreation, and to continually punish them for the most trivial offences, As might be expected, the ushers are scarcely popular among the pupils, who avenge themselves in all ways iii their power. This they do by refusing to obey the orders of the unpopular usher, or by singing disrespectful verses behind his back.

The punishments of French boys differ considerably from our own. Boys are never caned, but are punished more severely by being forbidden to go out for weeks together. Another favourite mode of punishment is to make one walk round a tree in the playground for an hour or two with arms folded, and without speaking a word. The slightest transgression of rules is punished, and it is not an uncommon thing for a boy to have an imposition of a hundred and fifty lines of Latin or Greek to translate.

As in English schools, there is a modern and a classical side. On the modern side are studied English and German, and the history of Europe, and also translations of the classical authors, On both sides, of course, mathematics are studied; though on the classical side lass mathematics are done than on the modern. On the classical side, the studies are Latin and Greek, English or German, with mathematics and history. The chief examination which a French schoolboy wishes to pass is that for his Bacchelaureates Lettres, which he usually passes when in the highest class but one.

The amusements of a French school are very like the English. One school plays " Rugby" matches with another, to say nothing of "criquet" and other popular games. Like an English boy, the French boy has his " bicyclette." A good many, also, contract a habit of smoking, pipes as well as cigarettes. They are, of course, severely punished when they are caught; but this very fact, coupled with the idea that it is manly, is probably the reason why it goes on.

The strict regime which obtains in schools in France is, of course, prompted by the desire to prevent bad conduct, but the very strictness which is used inevitably results in reaction when it is, even for a moment, removed. The average boy is more likely to go wrong if unreasonably and unnaturally held in check, than if allowed some considerable degree of liberty. If a French boy carelessly forgets his book, the offence is regarded with a good deal of the rigour with which a soldier would be treated if he appeared on parade without his rifle. In an English school, the carelessness would be scarcely noticed. It is evident that the French system is not at all calculated to produce a fine manly type of boy. When one is incessantly watched in order that one's slightest fault may be detected, it is only to be expected that one should become sly and deceitful.

On the whole, it appears far preferable to be at school in England than in France, both in consideration of the happiness of one's school life, and of the permanent effects of the educational system.

S.R.G.S. v. Y.M.C.A. 2ND XI.

Played on the old Sheffield Club ground' on Saturday, October 9th. Our opponents had a strong eleven. In the opening stages we were rather severely pressed, Cornu fisting away capitally a couple of hot shots. Brown was the first to invade our opponents' territory, and he, with Mr. Richardson, instituted an attack which was repulsed. The same player got nimbly away on his wing, but was robbed of the ball. At the end of eighteen minutes' play Y.M.C.A. scored; Cornu making

the mistake of trying to pick the ball up instead of kicking away. This seemed to stimulate our opponents, who swarmed round our goal ; but Thomas was in grand form, and half-time found the score unchanged. On resuming we attacked strongly, and Air. Richardson sent in a hard shot which was exceedingly well saved, but the ball came out to Brown, who equalised cleverly. This was after only five minutes' play. Our opponents woke up and their left wing just shot wide. Then for some minutes we took up the attack, Bramley centring most accurately and forcing a corner. We, however, failed to score. A sudden rush to the other end saw Y.M.C.A. get a corner, which was well placed, and Mr. King had the misfortune to score a goal against us. This was distinctly bad luck. We soon got down, and Bramley struck the crossbar with a splendid shot. The ball continued to pop about just in front of our opponents' goal, and how it escaped downfall it is difficult to say. The goal-keeper performed prodigies of valour. Hereabouts Brown was very clever with his head, and with Bramley in rare shooting form, a goal was looked for every minute. But luck was against us, and time came with us still attacking strongly. We had had quite as much of the game as our opponents, and with a little more luck the score would have beers reversed. The eleven shaped well, Brown and Thomas being the pick of the players. The School seems to have found valuable acquisitions in Mr. Richardson and Mr. Barton.

Goal, Cornu ; backs, Thomas and Waterfall ; halves, Mr. King (right wing), F. Sampson (O.B.), Mr. Barton (left wing) ; forwards, Brown, Mr. Richardson (right wing), James (centre), -Coombe, F. Bramley (O.B., left wing).

S.R.G.S. V, BANKERS 2ND XI.

What was was supposed to be our second eleven, but what was composed mainly of first eleven players, met the bankers second eleven on Thursday, October 14th, on the old Sheffield Club ground. The weather could scarcely have been worse : rain fell throughout the game, while the ground was a perfect quagmire. In addition to this a thick mist hung over the ground. Half-an-hour was played in the first half, during which Forsdike and James scored for us, while Cornu seemed to let the ball through for the Bankers, but no goal was awarded. Twenty minutes only were played in the second half, when the scores remained unchanged. Good play was out of the question. For the Banners

Lincey (O.B.) was a prominent player, while Thomas and Waterfall for us were a couple of stout backs.

Cornu (goal) ; Thomas and Waterfall (backs), Twigg, Coupe, Lee, (halves): James, Coombe, Innocent, Forsdike, Brown forwards).

S.R.G.S. V. UNIVERSITY COLLEGE.

Played on our ground on October 20th. Though suffering a rather severe defeat of 7-0, we in no way disgraced ourselves, There were plenty of excuses for our defeat, as it was Haslam's first game, and Thomas was anything but fit. We experienced, too, a piece of bad luck in losing Mr. Richardson early in the second half, who was obliged to retire owing to an injury to his knee. Our opponents were, of course, a much bigger set than ourselves, but we held them at bay for the first twenty minutes, at the end of which period they opened their score. During the first twenty minutes of the second half, also, we prevented our opponents from breaking through, though subjected to a severe bombardment. Cornu brought off some magnificent saves, and was not a whit to blame for any one of the goals. After Mr. Richardson's departure our opponents scored thrice, and ran out winners as stated above. Thomas unfortunately kicked a very clever goal for them from a finely placed corner. Twigg was the pick of the School XI, causing Stokes and his wing no end of trouble. Appended is the School team :-Cornu ; Haslam, Thomas ; Mr. Barton, Waterfall, Twigg; James, Forsdike, Mr. Richardson, Brown, F. H. Bramley (0. B).

S.R.G.S. v. DONCASTER G.S.

Played on October 23rd, at Doncaster. Result :----S. R.G.S., 2 goals ; Doncaster, nil. A fairly oven game throughout-our team, especially backs, had more strength ; theirs, especially forwards, more skill. In the first half Forsdike put it through for us, and in the second half, Waterfall. We also scored two corners in omit half; front one of which Coombe headed it very nearly through. Their goal was also in considerable danger two or three times front a rush, but the custodian was generally equal to the occasion. Once or twice their forwards were decidedly dangerous, but could not get past Cornu. A very good run down by Twigg nearly resulted in a goal, but Thomas kicked too high. Twigg was much the best of the halves ; Coombe, James, and Forsdike all fairly good forward.

S.R.G.S. V. SHEFFIELD CLUB.

At the School ground, on October 27th. We were without Mr. Richardson, who was still hors de comb al, and Thomas, who was having a deserved rest, but had the extra assistance of several old boys. The School team lined up as follows :-Cornu ; Haslam, J. Micklethwaite ; S. C. Darbyshire, Mr. Barton, Twigg; G. Hydes, James, Coombe, Brown, F, 13. Bramley. The Club had a weak team, but were assisted during the first half by the Ex-Cantab and Corinthian, C. B. Ward, A poorer display of football it would be difficult to watch, than that given by the school team. The chances that the forwards had were innumerable, and yet only once could the ball be sent to its destination, when Hydes, half an hour from the close, scored for the School. It would be useless to blame anyone in particular, but there was certainly something lack­ing. Maybe Mr. Richardson's absence from the centre was felt. Our goal roused our opponents, and it was not long before the scores were equal, Cornu touching but failing to stop a low shot from the left wing. From now to the end there was plenty of excitement, though the shooting of both sides was weak. Hydes and Bramley, on their respective wings, were prominent for us in the attack, while in defence Haslam's kicking was very steady and clean. The Club scored an off­side goal towards the close, which only seemed to stimulate them the more, and it looked more than likely that they would get through, but Micklethwaite proved a valuable acquisition. On the verge of time we took up the attack, and, though urged on by loud cheers, failed to do the needful, and a moderate game ended in a draw of 1 all,

S.R.G.S. V. SHEFFIELD CLERGY.

The Rev. A. Baines brought a few of the local clergy to play us on October 30th, filling up the vacancies with laymen. A pleasant game resulted in a 5-0 victory for us, Forsdike claiming no less than four goals after an all round excellent display. The remaining goal fall to the share of F. H. Bramley, (O.B.) who cleverly steered the ball between a host of legs. The clergy had hoped to have got together a representative team but several amongst them, Mr. Dixon and Mr. Day, found themselves unable to play. Mr, Baines again showed us of his capabilities, being ably seconded by Mr. Pegg. The Headmaster kindly entertained the teams to tea after the match.

School Team:-Cornu ; Haslam, Thomas ; Mr. Barton, F. Samp­son, (O.B.), Coombe; G. Hydes, (O.B.), Forsdike, Waterfall, James, F. H. Bramley, (O.B.)

S.R.G.S. v. ROTHERHAM G.S.

At Rotherham, on Saturday, November 6th. Some changes were made in the positions of our team, Coombe playing half and Waterfall outside left. Rotherham won the toss and elected to play uphill, with a slight breeze behind them. They pressed almost immediately by means of their left wing, but were repulsed by good play on the part of the backs. Some scrappy play followed in Rotherham quarters, and as the result of a fine centre by Waterfall, Coupe scored our first goal. Some time afterwards the Rotherham left wing took the ball up, and the roughness of the ground caused Thomas to miskick, sending the ball across our goal mouth, where after a little hesitation it was sent through by one of the home forwards. We played up vigorously after this reverse, and quickly took the lead again, a shot of Coupe's being headed through by one of the defending backs. For some time we were playing ten men, James having been lamed. At half-time he came on again, however, and played on the inside right, Coombe going forward, Lockwood outside left, and Waterfall back in place of Thomas, who played centre half. We really played better in the second half of the game than at first, and had distinctly hard luck in not scoring, Forsdike putting one through which was disallowed, and Thomas hitting the post with an extraordinary long distance shot. Rotherham towards the end nearly equalized, but Cornu successfully disposed of two or three really difficult shots. Nothing further was scored, and the game ended in our favour by 2 goals to 1.

The backs and halves played well as a whole, Haslam especially kicking splendidly, The forwards in the second half passed better than they had-done in previous matches, some approach being made to that swinging passing which is so effective. The shooting, however, was somewhat weak, though doubtless accounted for to a great extent by the roughness and unevenness of the ground.

S.R.G.S. V. BANKERS.

This Match was played on Thursday, Nov. 11th, on the old Sheffield Club ground. It was played in a very thick fog, with the ground in a very slippery condition. The School was handicapped by

Thomas being absent, owing to injury, and also by Mr. Richardson not being able to turn up until half-time, through a misunderstanding. The School won the toss, and Haslam elected to play towards Ecclesall Road. The Bankers pressed at the start, but haslam got the ball away; then Brown, on the right, ran the ball up, but failed to score. Soon after the Bankers again got down, and Cornu saved some hard shots. There were several scrimmages in front of goal, but the backs managed to clear fairly well. Soon after the Bankers scored from a scrim. in front of goal. After half-time the School pressed, and Bramley and Mr. Richardson got away once or twice, but did not score, although they forced the Bankers to concede a corner. The Bankers got the ball up to the other end, and Cornu saved once or twice in fine style ; again the School got away, and Brown sent in a beautiful shot, which, however, the Bankers' custodian fisted out. Soon after this the Bankers again scored. Then followed some desultory play in mid­field, and the School continued to press, when the whistle sounded, it having been agreed to only play half-an-hour each half, so that the Bankers won by 2--0.

Team :-Cornu (goal) ; J. Micklethwaite, Haslam (backs) ; Twigg, Sampson (O.B), and S. Darbyshire (O.B.) (halves); Brown, Mr. Richardson, Coombe, Waterfall, and F. H. Bramley (O.B.) (forwards).

HOUSE MATCHES.

PARK V. SHARROW.

FIRST ELEVENS,

This match was played on Monday, Oct. 18th, after 4 o'clock. Sharrow, who were weakened by the absence of their Captain, rate, and their best player, Brown, were beaten in every point of the game and suffered defeat to the tune of 6--0. Only once did Sharrow look like scoring, but Swinscoe, with only the goal-keeper to beat, shot high over the goal. Park would have won by an even greater margin but for their weakness in front of goal. The goals were scored as follows­Evans and Coupe each scored one in the first half, and Renshaw, Cockayne, Twigg, and Thomas, the last named scoring just before time,

Park team :-Eyre, Thomas, Coupe, Twigg, Townsend, Slater I, Salisbury, Proctor, Cockayne, Renshaw, Evans.

Sharrow :-Carlisle, Hattersley, Bookless II, Bartram, Allison, Furnival, Swinscoe, Bright, Bookless 1, Davies I, Swift I.

TOWN v. HALLAM.

Played on Monday, October 25th. Town won the toss and elected to kick towards the Cemetery end of the :field. For the first few minutes the play was mostly in the middle of the field ; Hallam at last got away and scored. 'town made ono or two good attempts to rush the ball through ; Forsdike made an excellent shot at goal, but Cornu saved. Soon after this Hallam got away again and scored. Until half-time Hallam were shooting at Town's goal until the total score was 5. In the second half Forsdike, running the ball up the field, made a splendid shot, which narrowly missed the cross-bar. Hallam still con­tinued to press, though their shooting was not all that could be desired. As a result only 2 goals were scored in the second half. At time the score stood :-Hallam, 7 goals ; Town, 0. For Hallam, Coombe II. and Frost were conspicuous for their plucky play. For Town, Buck, Forsdike. and Lee played well.

TOWN v. SHARROW.

Played on Thursday, October 28. Sharrow-Furnival (goal), Hattersley and Bookless II (backs), Allison, Bartram, Swift (half-backs), Brown, Bookless I, Wing, Froggatt, Swinscoe (forwards).

Town-Davies II (goal), Buck and Lee (backs), Wigfall, Green, Ashforth (half-backs), Forsdike, Hall, Plowright, May T, Vickers (forwards).

Town played downhill and pressed to some extent, but Sharrow broke away several times, and, although looking dangerous, did not score, At half-time the score sheet was still blank. In the second half, Sharrow, with the slope in their favour, pressed at first and obtained a foul close in. Brown obtained the ball and placed it in the goal mouth, and, after a little scrimmage, the ball shot through. But the whistle not having blown, the point was disallowed. The foul was taken again, but nothing came of it. The game ended in darkness, and with Town pressing hard. Score : 0-0.

PARK v. TOWN.

Played on Nov. 17th. Park was weakly represented, and Town was without Forsdike. The former won by 2 goals to love, after having all the play. Camm scored an excellent goal. The match was con­spicuous for the really clever play of the smaller members of each team, which promises well for the School in the future

Park :-Eyre, Salisbury, Lister I, Thomas (Capt.), Cockayne II, Renshaw, Evans, Proctor, Camm, Townsend, Hallam I.

Town,-Davies II, Lee, Buck, May II (Sub.), Green, Ashforth, Hall II, Wigfull (Capt.), May I, Vickers, Belcher.

SECOND ELEVENS. PART{ V. SHARROw.

Played on Monday, October 18. Sharrow won 2-0.

TOWN v. SHARROW.

Played on Thursday, October 28th. Result : Sharrow won by 2-0.

Leonard Strangeways (O.B.), who left the Grammar School for Birmingham King Edward VI.'s School, on his father's transference to that city, has won an open Classical Scholarship at New College, Oxford, of £80 for four years. In his last school examination he won the first Classical Prize, Bishop Lightfoot's Thucydides Prize and the Prize for English Essay. He is now Captain of the School. When he went to Birmingham he offered himself for the Entrance Scholarships, and though he was the youngest of the successful candidates, he came out at the head of the list.

Eric Danby Swift (O.B.) has passed the Intermediate Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine at the University of London.

H. J. Morris (O.B.) has been awarded the diploma in Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

E. K. Chatterton (O.B.) has passed Group D of the Pass Finals at the University of Oxford.

We tender to Mr. And Mrs. Senior our congratulations on the birth of a daughter.

We acknowledge with thanks the receipt of the following :­Clayesmorian, Colonia, Eagle, Eastbournian, Oldham Hulmeian, Sheaf, Thistle, Vigornian, Alfredian, Sydneian.