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ness, to which I look forward still. It would ill become me to allude to the distinguished Master, who will succeed me here: but this I will say, he comes from a great School, where this principle of unity is most efficiently and nobly marked. It will be for you to show, that, in this respect at least, he has not lost by exchanging Rugby for Cheltenham.
Certainly we should be, as I think we are, as one. We have but one object, for even if we were selfish, our welfare is bound up in yours. We are united in duty; for, after all, our relation is but a shadow of that fatherly relation which God himself has hallowed. We must be united in assection : for how can we meet here and work together, having joy and sorrow alike, and yet not care for each other.
And as I leave you, I can wish you nothing better than this unity-unity in intellectual action--for what you do for yourselves is more than what others can do for you-unity in duty, so that all shall care for the pure and righteous love of this place, and feel all evil to be as a personal wound-unity, above all, in the spiritual life, without which none other unity is possible.
It is in this last that all my happiest and holiest remembrances of this place are bound up. And I cannot but be glad that not here, but in the Chapel, I shall bid you farewell—there to speak to you once more the words which God gives me strength to speak--there to be bound together once more with you in that which is indeed a Holy Communion of soul and spirit.
• I have said to you not all I would say, but all I can bear to say to you now. Once more I thank you. It is my hope that I
be allowed to come back to you again, and rejoice in your future prosperity. But whether I am here or elsewhere, I shall never look at that gift, without remembering the intense happiness of this day, not destroyed but deepened by the tender regret of parting, and without knowing that there are ties of memory and affection between us which can never be broken.'
The Public Schools Competition for this year came off on Tuesday, July 21st. The following account is taken from the Volunteer Service Gazette :-On this occasion the seven following Schools put in an appearance, viz., -Harrow, Eton, Rugby, Win
chester, Marlborough, Cheltenham, and Rossall. It was altogether a day for Eton, and its champion, Mr. Bruce, won the Spencer Cup with the good score of 21. Harrow, it will be seen, fell far behind, and failed to maintain its old character for shooting. 012 thing, however, was very satisfactory in this match, viz., the exceedingly good shooting of Rugby, Marlborough, and Cheltenham, as the scores, which are appended below, will show :
FIRST STAGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS' COMPETITION. The Ashburton Challenge Shield, value £140. Five shots each at 200 and 500 yards.
500 yards. Total. Eton
194 In shooting for the Spencer Cup, the Rossall champion, Mr. Upcher, ran a good race with Mr. Bruce, shooting for Eton, up to the fifth shot, when an unlucky miss destroyed his chance. Eton, therefore, secures the double event, Harrow having twice done the same, viz., in the years 1865 and 1866. The Winchester champion, Private Smith, made 18 at 500 yards in shooting for the Shield, an excellent score, while he only made it for the Spencer Cup. Such are the whims of the divinities that preside at Wimbledon.
There is no doubt Marlborough lost this match in her last round at 500 yards, as she made but 17, whilst Eton made 24 ; it might be said that Marlborough's last two shots, being misses, lost her the match; indeed, a fortunate bull's-eye the last shot instead of the miss, would have won it for her school. The following are the names of the competitors from Cheltenham for the Shield, viz., -Godfray, Baines, Hodges, Collier, Rodick, Pariss, Sim, Savary, Abercrombie, Gibson, and Neville. The following are the scores for the Spencer Cup:
500 yards. Total. Eton Private Hon. R. Bruce
4 3 4 4 Marlborough Private Coates ..
3 3 3 4
3 Rossall Sergeant Upcher
3 4 3 4 2 3 19 Harrow Private Elgood
4 3 0
3 3 17 Rugby
Sergeant Humphrey 4 4 0 3 3 3 0 17 Cheltenham Serjeant Pariss.:
3 2 3
13 Winchester .. Private Smith
A match was shot off on Saturday, Sept. 19, between the Classical and Modern, seven on each side. The conditions were 200, 500, and 600 yards, five shots at each range, Hythe position. The following was the result :
192 The Classical were, therefore, the winners by 18 points. If this match was kept up half-yearly, it might greatly add to the efficiency of our Eleven.
There are two cups presented by Mr. Samuelson to be shot for between the Town and College Companies, some time during October. Another cup has been presented by Mr. Agg Gardner, on nearly the same conditions as Mr. Samuelson's. The Schreiber Vase, our own Challenge Cup, and a cup presented by Sergeant Savary, complete the list of prizes at present, to be shot for this half-year. Recruits are particularly wanted in the corps this time, as there are a good many vacancies in our Wimbledon eleven, which we, of course, wish to fill up with the best shots we can get, and any one joining the corps this half-year may, with a little practice, be easily able to obtain a place in next year's eleven.
A. BAINES, Captain.
We have to announce the death of an old Cheltonian, Captain Arthur H. F. Ruxton, who was killed in India in a skirmish with a hill-tribe last March. He commanded the 3rd Punjâb Infantry, and the Punjâb force are, we are told, going to erect a tablet to his memory in the Kohat Church, near the scene of his death, and another in his parish church at home. None of us present boys can have known him, but this may meet the eye of some who were his schoolfellows, and for their satisfaction, as well as for the honour his life and death add to the school, we subjoin what will have the authority in it which would be lacking else, an extract from an order issued by the General commanding the Punjab Frontier Force, dated 20th March, 1868-'It was Captain Ruxton's reputation which led him to be nominated early in life to the command of a distinguished regiment. That he had ably discharged the trust reposed in him is evinced by his gallant conduct on several occasions in the field; and, while Government has to deplore the loss of a brave and distinguished officer, his regiment will never cease to recall the genial and friendly deportment of its late commander, and the force at large to regret the early death of a comrade who had won the esteem and regard of all, as much for his soldierly qualities as for his worth and merits.'
We believe there is a proposal to be made at the next meeting of the Council that a yearly subscription of 4s. should be levied on all above the lowest classes, which should be applied to the library to provide newspapers as well as books. Might it not be worth while to apply some of the money to lighting the library, seeing that the winter is coming on?
A meeting of the committee of the Musical Society was held the other day. The Rev. J. Graves announced a deficit in the
accounts. This ought not to be. It was proposed that, instead of a concert at Christmas, two open nights' should be held during the half year, in the large room, to which subscribers to the C.C.M.S. should have the privilege of introducing a reasonable number of friends. The idea is new. May it succeed. Election of new members of committee, vice S. V. Hare (left), and J. W. Godfray (resigned), took place. The lots fell upon W. A. Murison and E.H. Oxley, who were accordingly added to the committee. E. H. Watts was at the same time made secretary.
The Dobson Memorial Fund is progressing well. It is to be devoted to founding a scholarship or scholarships to be given to boys leaving the College, and to be shared equally either by division or alternation between the two Senior Departments of the College.' The first will be given next Midsummer to the Classical Department.
The Fives and Racquet Matches are beginning now to be thought about, and names are being given in fast. For the Double Fives there are already 100. There will be two handicap Fives Matches, double and single; and probably the same in Racquets.
It should be noted that I. D. Walker has, during the last season, played 4 innings for 645 runs, being an average of 161; whereas C. R. Filgate has played 4 innings for 714, being an average of 179.
Election of Football Captains took place on Wednesday. Result-A. P. Young, Captain of College, who is to be succeeded by G. Strachan, Captain of Modern, at the quarter, Captain of Classical, L. A. Watts.
Classical and Modern Boat Races :-Classical, ist boat, beaten by a length and a half; Classical, 2nd boat, victorious by a length. We hope to give details in our next.