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up like one man, but could effect but little against the superior weight and back play of their antagonists.
Boyce's Odd House. Smyth's simply sat upon Price's, who gave in after half-an-hours' play. The fine forward play of the victors carried all before them.
Bayly's struggled gamely, but were beaten by more than three goals in spite of the exertions of Harrison and A. Smith.
Boyce's Odd House.
SMYTH'S v. DAY BOYS (A.) This match, which produced a good deal of excitement, was played on Saturday, November the 28th. The choice of goals was won by the Smythites, who chose the goal nearer the Chapel.
At 2.15, Lawrence kicked off for the Day Boys. For the first half-hour the game looked decidedly well for Smyth's, who kept the ball in their opponent's goal, and secured four rouges to nothing. The Day Boys then mettled up, and drove the ball into the Smythite goal, but a splendid charge of the blue and black' met its reward, and the fifth rouge was scored in their favour.
Mettle up,' Day Boys was now the cry, and this time they mettled up with some success. Day succeeded in making his mark, and kicked a good goal for his boys.' Almost immediately after, a good piece of play, on the part of the Day Boys, resulted in a touch down got by Baines, from which Watts kicked a goal, thus giving the Day Boys a lead of one goal and four rouges. For the next quarter of an hour no material advantage was gained by either side; but after that, the Smythites made a plucky charge, and a happy thought' kick of Isaac's sent the ball over the bar, amidst tremendous applause.
The excitement was now intense, both sides playing well and pluckily, but at this period the superior back play of the Day Boys told with great effect, for although the Smythites continually took the ball into the Day Boy's goal, yet they as continually brought it out without allowing the 'blue and black’ to score. But the Day Boys were not only playing a defensive game, for they had increased their lead to one goal and four rouges. Another desperate attempt, and another goal is kicked, this time for the Smythites, by Mallam.
Goals are changed, and good play is again the order of the day; but in less than ten minutes another goal is kicked, this time by Atkins, for the Day Boys, who not satisfied with having kicked three goals, must kick a fourth to make the number even. The Smythites now began to get rather disheartened, until Bryden, who had been playing well throughout the match, made a good charge, took the ball from Watts, and after a splendid run secured a kick at goal, and Calvert landed the ball neatly over the bar. The Smythites hopes were again a little raised, but in vain, for when time was called it was found that they were two goals and one rouge to the bad.
This was one of the best matches that has ever been played on the College ground, and had Wyatt been able to play for his house, the result might have been different.
For the Day Boys Lawrence, Oley, Ellershaw, Haines, Holderness, Watts and Day played best; and for Smyth's, Lowther, Bryden, Monro, Moore, Neave and Calvert did their utmost.
OUR VICTORIA CROSSES.'
To the Editors of the Cheltonian. Gentlemen,-- I was having a look round the College the other day, after a twelve years' absence in India and elsewhere, and was glad to observe that, besides there being slabs to commemorate the success of Cheltonians at the Universities and Military Academies, there were others bearing the names of former pupils who had won the Brown Cross, which soldiers and sailors of the right sort prize beyond all other distinctions.
I don't know if it is the result of accident or design, but I noticed that Midshipman Boyes, the plucky but unsteady, had Victoria Cross with a red ribbon instead of a blue, as I had always understood was the regulation for the Navy. To make quite sure that I was not mistaken, I wrote to a friend of mine, a V. C. man, and have just received his reply, that the Naval V. C. ribbon is blue.
As it always looks better to have these things correct, I take the liberty of writing you these lines, in hopes that the little mistake may be set right; as taking a great interest in the College, I don't like outsiders having a chance of picking holes anywhere.
Believe me, yours truly,
AN OLD CHELTONIAN.
A WORKING MAN'S MEMBER.'
To the Editors of the Cheltonian. Gentlemen, -We have heard a great deal about Working Men's Members' throughout the country : it struck me that it might be possible, or, at least, desirable, to bring the idea a little nearer home. The Council is our Parliament and legislates for us, but we working men' have no member in it. The working men have had to wait for their members, certainly not for long : we may have to wait for long, perhaps not for ever. We should have plenty of work for our member, though of course there would be many subjects on which his opinion would have little weight. We should instruct him at the present moment, supposing he existed, to bring forward these two motions at once.
1. That whereas the College Library is rising in the public esteem, so that many most commendable persons wish to make more use of it than at present possible, it would be desirable that it should be lighted with gas so that it may be kept open from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on four days of the week, and from 2 p.m. to. 6 p.m. on the two half holidays, or such longer hours as the officers think fit.
2. That whereas the Racquet Courts are most in request on wet days, it is most desirable that they should then be available; and that, accordingly, it would be well that the ventilators in the roof through which the rain and snow drift could be closed.
I think the working man's interests are not so much neglected but that these motions would be easily carried when once proposed.
I am, yours truly,
THREE MORE WANTS.
To the Editors of the Cheltonian. Gentlemen, I want three straightforward questions answered. They are :-1. Are the Præfects ever going to have a room which they may fairly call their own ? 2. Are there ever going to be newspapers-bar the Looker-On-placed in that room, or in the Library? 3. Is there ever going to be a Debating Society? If you cannot evoke answers to these my three questions, no
The wants they contain are simple, but the wants are pressing. Why mayn't the Præfects enjoy dignified seclusion? Why mayn't they and others know something of the events of the day Why mayn't they and others air their youthful eloquence, and hurl at each other έπεα πτερόεντα ? pause for a reply, and am, Gentlemen, Yours expectantly,
It is believed that the holidays will begin on Tuesday, December 22.
F. Harrison, Esq., Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford, will be the Mathematical Examiner on the Classical side. A. Markheim, Esq., University College, Oxon, will be the French Examiner on both sides.
The Old and Present Football Match will be played on Saturday, December 19th. All old fellows desirous of playing are requested to send in their names to F. R. Price, the College, Cheltenham, or to the present captain, G. Strachan.
We are pleased to have to note the following successes of old Cheltonians:
In the recent sports between Woolwich and Sandhurst, H. Hart (Woolwich) obtained second place in both the quarter mile and 100 yards flat races. R. Hart (Woolwich) obtained third place in the 380 yards hurdle race, and second in the mile. And F. D’Aguilar (Woolwich) was victorious in putting the shot. For Sandhurst, R. Lousada was placed third in the 100 yards flat, and W. Coles held the same position in the 250 yards.
Also in the sports of Liverpool and Birkenhead we notice C. W. Smith first for the mile, which honour he gained last year. C. H. Eccles kept up his reputation in the same sports by winning the 100 yards flat, and by gaining second place in the 200 yards handicap.
At the third Trinity sports, Cambridge, our mile champion of 1866-67, J. Kinloch added one more to his long list of victories by winning the strangers' mile. We are particularly glad to see that W. N. Beauclerk has kept up his Severn reputation, and has succeeded in winning the third Trinity sculls, and (as our correspondent writes) in fine style. We are sorry that in the University sculls, Beauclerk fell a victim to his own steering, as he had held his own until five men only were left.
The following old Collegians obtained direct commissions : Order.
Order. 4. A. E. Gambier.
43 G. E. Browne. 6 H. G. Lushington.
75 F. R. M. Day. 23 C. F. Morgan.
78 E. G. Crogan. 26 *R. Dennis.
84 H. Allfrey. 28 T. L. W. Dowling.
115 E. F. F. Cuppage. 37 *F. A. Beauclerk.
* Passed direct from the College.
A. C. Bradley has been elected Exhibitioner of Balliol College, Oxford.
Dr. Barry's two opening sermons at King's College have been printed, and may be had in the town.
Henry James failed by 12 votes to get in for Taunton ; Mr. Wyllie succeeded at Hereford.
The sermon on Sunday morning, November 29, was preached by Dr. Temple.
1. Keep order, and play all games! says M. R. Cortet. 2. Hack her through! No grammar! says A. Guthrie. 3. Partridges ! Races! Ladies ! says J. W. Godfray. 5. Poetry? Fives? Republics! says A. C, Bradley 6. Eat and be full ! says Deane trake 7. Contort the body! says J. D. S-i-m. 8. Duty! Mr. Southwood! Woolwich! says A. W. Cockburn 9. We must get the Ashburton! says A. Baines. 10. Drink a little wine! Drinkwater. 11. Racquets ! Radicalism! says A. Tu Myexs. 12. Beautiful for ever! says H. B. Phiffes. 13. All the world's a stage! says G. L. B. wildig. 14. Don't mind being slanged! says J. F. Evaks. 15. The illustrious departed ! murmurs R. Filgate. 16. You dear old thing ! says G. E. HAL. 17. Arms and shoulders win boat races! says W. G.
Lowther 18. Who'll bowl for us next year? says T. Wise. 20. Two Miles to Woolwich! says G. GXqht. 21. Some people do have bad luck! says W. LAAence 22. My little brother ! says H. M. Bile. 23. Left shoulder forward ! 24. They're running! says G. N. Wyatt. 25. Bully for the Kaffres ! says Sergeant Grone. 26. I wish people wouldn't copy my handwriting! says E. H.Watts. 27. Who'll ever get tired ? asks F. R. Price, Esq. 28. Matter for ever! A fig for mind! says G. Browhe. 29. Do everything with finish! says R. S. Stetstart 31. Length pays ! says G. SCrestan. 32. Break all good College rules! say some 10. 33. Don't! say some 690.