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Quarter, and Hundred in this class also produced good races. Barrington did the “Hurdles " in good time for second class. The Long Jump, 2nd class, was very fair, beating the ist class by nearly a foot. The other jumps, 2nd class, were very fair, Dobbie being particularly good in the pole jump. Guthrie ran the twothirds of a mile well, but with this exception there were not many good races in the 3rd class. The starts for the Half-mile Handicap were not very well arranged, the great difficulty being the inability to judge of the powers of the new fellows. In the Steeplechase there were not many entries, and still fewer came to the scratch. The training was, perhaps, a little better this year, but still those who really go in strongly for athletics are dreadfully few. More fellows came to look on at the heats than last year, but even in this respect there could be improvement. H. G. Jeaffreson won the Challenge Cup pretty easily, with 10 marks. The committee consisted of N. J. Abdy (President), F. F. Daldy, H. G. Jeaffreson, A. Orford, H. B. Southwell, R. S. S. Baden-Powell, and H. Macgeorge ; clerks of the course, A. H. Tod, R. St. J, Parry, E. W. Hansell, C. A. Reeve, L. H. Burrows, E. M. Short, R. Curzon, W. A. Lane-fox, R. E. Hulton, C. A. Lovegrove. The Rev. G. S. Davies and J. F. Bode, Esq., kindly gave their assistance as judges, while F. K. W. Girdlestone again filled the post of starter with his usual energy.
A. L. Dickinson, 2. Time, 587 seconds. A splendid race, won by about a foot ; they were neck and neck for about 30 yards, but Wil. liams just passed his opponent before they touched the tape. The time was decidedly good.---3rd Class : Edwards mi, I; Duncan mi, 2. Time, 691 seconds. Edwards led the whole way, and won easily.
VIII.--High JUMP. For three classes. Ist Class : T. B. Hayter, 1; E. F. White, 2. Height, 5 feet. Hayter and White both jumped well, although the action of the latter is awkward ---2nd Class : C. Easton, 1; H. H. Dobbie, 2. Height, 4 feet to inches. These two remained at 4 feet 94 inches for a long time, but eventually Easton cleared 4 feet 10 inches.-3rd Class : Dames mi, I; Duncan mi, 2. Height, 3 feet 10 inches. Duncan failed at 3 feet 7 inches. Jumping fair.
IX.-POLE JUMP. For two classes, Ist Class : T. B. Hayter, i; E. F. White, 2. Height, 8 feet 6 inches. The winner jumped very well indeed, though not up to L. C. Park last year, clearing 8 feet 6 inches pretty easily.--2nd Class : H. H. Dobbie 1; C. Easton, 2. Height, 8 feet 8 inches. Dobbie promises to make a very good pole jumper, as he jumps with great ease. X.-MILE RACE. For two classes. TWO-THIRDS OF A Mile for 3rd
Class. The cup for the mile was kindly given by R. E. Webster, Esq. Ist Class : H. F. Brown, 1 ; H. G. Jeaffreson, 2. Time, 5 minutes 151 seconds. Brown ran very well throughout, and kept his lead at the end, although Jeaffreson spurted very well up the straight. N. J. Abdy led for the first two rounds.--2nd Class : Dr. Haig-Brown most generously gave an extra prize, as there was a dead heat for second place. H. Wood, 1 ; Burrows mi, H. Williams, 2. Time, 5 minutes 27 seconds. A dead heat for second place. Wood took the lead from the first, and completely out-running his opponents came in first. Williams and Burrows also both ran well.-3rd Class : L. Guthrie, 1; H. J. Bourne, 2. Time, 3 minutes 56 seconds. Guthrie ran very well indeed, and was able also to spurt at the finish. This was good time for the third class.
XI.-SERVANTS' RACE. 200 Yards. Felstead, I ; Edwards, 2. A good race, Edwards being hard pressed by C. Perrin, who owed 20 yards.
XII.-OLD CARTHUSIANS' HANDICAP. 200 Yards. J. T. King, I; S. J. Weston, 2. King, who had six yards start, ran very well, though Weston (scratch) nearly caught him up at the finish. Stavely (scratch) was well up for third place.
XIII.-HALF-MILE HANDICIP. 212 entries. Morrison ma, 1 ; E. F. Smith, 2; A. Wilson, 3. Wilson ran very well considering that over 100 started, and he only had 42 yards start ; Morrison ma had 151 yards, and Smith 92. Smith passed Wilson within a few feet of the tape.
XIV.--SACK RACE. Open to all. 135 entries, K. Loveless, I ; W. Russell, 2. Loveless won pretty easily. XV.-STEEPLECHASE, ABOUT Half-MILE. Open. 19 entries.
H. B. Southwell, 1; C. L. N. Bishop, 2; E. H. Pocklington, 3. Southwell led the whole way, and won pretty easily, though Bishop spurted well at the end. Nobody cleared the water jump the first time, and in the second round nobody tried to L. H. Burrows was the only other who ran the whole distance.
XVI.--CONSOLATION Race, For THREE CLASSES. ist Class : E. C. Blackett, and E. M. Short was well up.-2nd Class : E. M. Meddlicott, 1.-3rd Class : E. Jones, I.
Mrs. Haig.Brown then kindly gave away the prizes, and the usual cheering followed for Dr. and Mrs. Haig-Brown, the Ladies, the Judges, and Starter, and the President, who may be heartily con. gratulated on the success of the meeting.
I:-THROWING THE CRICKET BALL. ist Class : R. Curzon, I ; T. B. Hayter, 2. This was thrown off on Saturday, and was won by Curzon, who threw 96 yards 2 feet; a very good throw. Hayter a fair second.—2nd Class : H. H. Dobbie, 1; E. Thomas mi, 2. Dobbie threw 87 yards 6 inches, which is good for 2nd Class, and an improvement on previous years. Thomas also threw well for his size.
II.-PUTTING THE STONE. Open. 16 entries. H. B. Southwell, 1 ; R. E. Hulton, 2. Southwell did 28 feet in his first throw, and finally got up to 29 feet 7 inches, which he did with ease to all appearance. Hulton was next with a put of 26 feet.
III.--200 YARDS RACE OPEN. 18 entries. H. G. Jeaffreson, 1; C. A. Lovegrove, 2. Time 23 seconds. Jeaffreson got well away at the start, and kept his lead easily throughout, doing the distance in good time.
IV.-HUNDRED YARDS Race. For three classes. Ist Class : C. A. Lovegrove, I; H. J. Jeaffreson, 2. Time, u seconds. This was a good race, but slow in time, and was won by about a yard. Jeaffreson got a bad start.—2nd Class : G. F. Growse, 1; F. E. Greene, 2. Time, 123 seconds. A good race, but much slower in time than, last year —3rd Class : Dames mi, 1; Edwards, 2; Time, 14 seconds. This was a good race. Won by about a foot.
V.-HURDLE RACE. For two classes. ist Class : H, MacGeorge, 1; A. Orford, 2. Time, 22 seconds.MacGeorge cleared the hurdle; very prettily, and kept the lead the whole way, eventually winning by three yards. Orford was not in as good form as usual. --2nd Class : H. Barrington, 1; C. Easton, 2; D. C. Stewart, 3. Time, 24 seconds. Barrington won by about two yards ; Easton and Stewart ran a head heat for second place; but when is was run off afterwards Easton won pretty easily.
VI.-LONG JUMP. For three classes. Mr. MacTurk kindly gave a prize for this event. —Ist Class : T. B. Hayter, 1; E. W. Hansell, 2. Distance, 16 feet 4 inches. A very bad Jump indeed; 2 feet 3 inches behind last year's.-2nd Class : E. F. Growse, 1; C. Easton, 2. Distance, 17 feet. This was a very fair jump for the second class; Easton also jumped well.—3rd Class, Morrison mi, 1 ; Dames mi, 2. Distance, 12 feet. This was not a good jump.
VII.-QUARTER OF A MILE RACE. For three classes. 1st Class : H G. Jeaffreson, 1; E. W. Hansell, 2. Time, 544 seconds. This was first-rate time, Jeaffreson not flagging throughout the whole course. Hansell a bad second. 2nd Class : . Williams, 1;
THE RIFLE CORPS. Class firing will be continued for a certain period, to enable all to pass the third class, after which competition will commence for the Wimbledon Team. It is to be loped that many more will pass the third class, as at present there is but a small field from which to pick the eleven. We have six of last year's team still present. The Public Schools Veteran match, which was won by Charterhouse, will be continued, and we venture to hope for another success.
W. N. Nicholson, Esq., has kindly offered a cup for
The following promotions have been made since last
TARGET PRACTICE (SECOND NOTICE).
... 6 W. W. Drew Esq. b Pocklington 5
Growse b Dobbie ... ... 16 T. C. Page Esq. not out...
Balls. Runs. Maidens. Wickets. Wides. No Balls.
1 5 5 5 2
Total Total Total Total 1 Total
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H. R. Butler ... ... ...
Second Class course of target practice, from 400 to
Total Total Total Total Total
F. Stokes ... .
W. W. E. Havelock ...
ODD v. EVEN INITIALS.
... 7 H. Lacgeorge b Wilson
... 3C. Pearson b Growse ... ... 4
Byes 3, wides 5, leg byes 5 13
Balls. Runs. Maidens. Wickets. Wides. No Balls.
SEVEN V. ELEVEN.
7 b Dobbie
2 b Dobbie
... 2 b Jeaffreson ... ... ...
... 0 c and b Dobbie ...
Byes 24, leg byes 1, wds 3 28
CHARTERHOUSE v. CHARTERHOUSE VAGABONDS.
b Blomfield ... ***
c Romanis b Young
Byes 2, lbl ... ...
ob Banbury ... ...
... ( not out
3 b Orford ...
O cand b Orford
ELEVEN v. TWENTY-TWO.
1 (sub) c Dobbie b Jeaffresoa
0 b Dobbie ...
4 b Jeaffreson ...
c Dobbie b Jeaffreson
b Dobbie ... ...
Byes 5, leg byes 4, no balls 2 11 Byes 8, leg byes 2...
FROM OUR OXFORD CORRESPONDENT.
15 b Ainslie
4 not out ... ... ...
Byes 14, wides 12 ...
K. H. Dobbie
Balls. Runs. Maidens. Wickets. Wides No Balls.
14 1 2
FROM OUR CAMBRIDGE CORRESPONDENT.
H, H. Dobbie
places in the Eleven closely contested for. The only certainties for them at present are considered to be C. M. Sharpe, A. P. Lucas, and Hon. E. Lyttleton. Cambridge is quite alive with visitors, but is not favouring them with her best weather. Balls, organ recitals, etc., crowded together into this one week, all go to make up the full measure of May term pleasures.
you will kindly insert this letter, as I think this is a grievance that needs a remedy.-Believe me, dear Mr. Editor, yours obediently,
QUERULOUS. -*TO THE EDITOR OF THE CARTHUSIAN. DEAR SIR,-Will you allow me to make some remarks in answer to « Chameleon."
Surely, if he wants to wear colours at home in the holidays, he might wear his house colour ; but if he is so very anxious to wear pink the sooner he gets into the eleven the better. He says that he would like the football colour to be the same as the cricket ; if that were the case you would not be able to tell a member of the cricket XI. from one of the football XI. Again, surely our present football colours are much more suitable than pink, which is hardly a colour to play in in the rain.
He quotes as a reason for not having pink, that it is the same as Westminster. This ought to be a very good reason for using that colour ; first, there is a great difference between Charterhouse and Westminster pink, theirs being much darker ; secondly, Oxford and Cambridge, Harrow and Eton have dark and light blue as their colours. Is there any reason why Charterhouse and Westminster should not have light and dark pink? I am, etc.,
TO THE EDITOR OF THE CARTHUSIAN. SIR-I wish to offer one or two suggestions on the subject of school colours. I think it would be a stupid plan to change the existing house colours. But why should there not be a specified colour for “Old Carthusians ?” It might be urged that there will be a colour for the Old Carthusian club. But all do not wish to join for the reason that they either cannot or do not care to play cricket. Hoping this suggestion of mine may meet with your assistance, -I remain yours,
A VERY OLD CARTHUSIAN.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE CARTHUSIAN. SIR,In a back number of the CARTHUSIAN I observed the following suggestion by “Multiplex,” that a club should be got up to start Lawn Tennis. If this club is ever to come into existence this is the very time for it. As regards expense the whole aftair could not be more than £4 ios. Hoping that your former correspondent's excellent proposal will meet with the approbation of your readers, and that steps will be taken accordingly.-- I remain, yours truly,
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TO THE EDITOR OI THE CARTHUSIAN. Dear Sir,-"Chameleon" asks in your last number "what is the School colour ?” I shall follow the example of every one and answer, “pink, of course," and at the same time will try to justify my statement. The fact that a pink cap or coat may not be worn by every one in the School hardly prevents pink being regarded as the School colour. Dark blue is the Oxford colour, but yet there are only a privileged few who may wear that colour, except as a tie. “Chameleon” may justly say that the honour of wearing “blue” is not only confined to cricketers but is also extended to those who represent the University in athletics, rowing, &c., and may so argue that we should do well to follow such an example. At present, however, football is the only game, besides cricket, in which Charterhouse is publicly represented, and we doubt if either past or present members of the school would be pleased at hearing that the old footfall colours which have been worn in so many victories have been abolished without real reason. The difficulty about the colour which the future racquet representatives should wear might be easily overcome ; they might wear pink jerseys, and pink caps with some sign to distinguish them from the cricket caps, or any other cos. tume, which should approve itself to those then in power. “Chameleon” lastly assumes that it is settled that there is no School colour at present, and proceeds to discuss the claims that pink would have to be chosen, and in doing so falls into one or two mistakes. The real shade is now easily procurable, by the cap maker at least, and it is certainly as unlike the Westminster colour as dark blue is unlike light blue, This was particularly noticed in the last cricket match played against Westminster. -I am, &c.,
- *TO THE EDITOR OF THE CARTHUSIAN. SIR, - It was with great pleasure that I again this year visited the picturesque grounds of the Charterhouse on the occasion of the Athletic Sports.
"Among the otherwise perfect arrangements there was one thing that seemed to greatly need improvement. I allude to the "tuck shop,”
In former years when I have repaired there, accompanied by my young friends at the school we found solid food by which the pangs of hunger might be appeased, as well as buns, cakes and, even more welcome than these on a hot day, ices. But this year, sad to relate, when I went down there with my young friends we found nothing but sweets and ginger beer and lemonade. Why is this? Is a boy when hungry to be tied down to sweets ? Is he not even to be allowed a bun?' When I spoke to one of my young friends on this matter he told me he thought it was because they wanted money for racquet courts. He then explained to me the changes that had taken place in the management of the "tuck shop," with all of which of course you are already familiar.
But surely, sir, need of money for the racquet courts can be no ade. quate reason for confining the contents of the “tuck shop” to sweets and ginger beer. I regret to say that I did not ask my young friend if buns, &c., could be got on other days, and if it was on the day of the athletics that the youth of Charterhouse are deprived of the harmless luxuries.
Pray pardon me for trespassing so fiur on your valuable space. I trust
TO THE EDITOR OF THE CARTHUSIAN. DEAR SIR,-So many different games of cricket are played at the same time on Green that I think it would be a real boon to have a few more seats constructed—I mean round some of the trees-to judge by the great use of the only two now in existence. I think it would be well worth while-say for instance where the Peripatetics play, near the pavilion, a seat is almost a necessity, for the scorer has usually to seat himself inglorously on mother earth. I don't profess to understand Charterhouse finances, but I am convinced that there could be rai ed a sum adequate for this purpose with no great difficulty.--I remain, yours &c.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE CARTHUSIAN. Dear Sir,-Some time ago a correspondent of yours, in his anxiety to promote the welfare of the band, proposed that they should have some periodical treat in return for their unceasing exertions. Now I am the last person to support your correspondent's scheme as it stands, but I think the notion he entertained, viz., thai some return should be made to the band, is only natural. I certainly think that the hard work, for such I conclude it to be, gone through by our band, de. serves sound recompense ; would it then be possible to offer prizes for those members who attain the greatest proficiency in their own line, I mean a prize for each kind of instrument. The rest of the School get all the benefit of the music, with none of the trouble or expense which members themselves must necessarily incur. I believe it was once proposed that such members as had proved themselves really useful should be presented with their instruments on leaving, but for my own part I should be sorry to have to accept such a clumsy monster as an euphonium or even a cornet for past services ; rather let the rest of the school show that they appreciate the band, and each fork up (pardon the expression) 6d., here we should have a sum nearly, if not quite, £10, which might be devoted to the band. Surely this would be only a just reward for the labours of that hard-working community. Hoping you will consider this. I remain, dear sir, yours &c.,
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on “Green” is already very large. Nor, on the Is, we venture to think, an important and often other hand, does it seem at all desirable to abolish the amusing part of our paper. The number of proposals house and eleven caps, which are by this time wellthat have been made, and the great variety of their established, and which seem to answer extremely well, nature may well have astonished our readers, and did in order to establish one universal colour, making the they not know that a large proportion of these have necessary distinctions by some badge or other slight not proved anything beyond proposals they might mark. The present system of house and eleven colours, well consider Charterhouse to be a kind of nineteenth of different hues though mainly of one character and century Briareus. Almost in every number our plan, the latter characteristic being observed at any readers will find propositions more or less practicable, rate in the case of house caps, is found to work very and advocated with more or less skill. Just two years well, and we all know it is better to “leave well ago a complaint was made in these columns of the alone." In regard to our correspondence generally great want or rather entire absence of any original we hope it will not at all decrease, but at the same time compositions otherwise than epistolary from present
we should be glad if some of our younger contributors members of the School. We are glad to say that of would be a little more careful of the grammar and late fellows in the School have taken more to send up orthography—for we occasionally have had letters on compositions than they did when our paper was first extremely sensible subjects, but very deficient in the started. We only hope these literary efforts will in two qualities above mentioned. crease in number as they have done recently. Of course with our greatly increased and rapidly increasing amount of School News there is less room
WHAT NEXT? than formerly for original matter, but still there is The many letters we publish month by month, always a large proportion of each number devoted to coming (not to reveal too largely editorial secrets) articles. To return to our correspondence : from the from every class of writer, show that there is still large quantity of letters which have appeared in recent amongst us a wide spread thirst for something new. numbers we select two as perhaps the most remarkable Change is the one wish. Thus we have had set on which we would make a few remarks. The first forth the claims of every game known, from football is from a correspondent who signs himself “Discobolus." in cloister, and a gymnasium, down to lawn tennis. This gentleman, following up a suggestion that medals We have even had radicals of a deeper dye coming should be given at Athletics instead of the prizes at forward to find fault with athletics, and aspiring present in use, went so far as to propose the abolition republicans, who would encroach on prerogatives as to of Athletics altogether. We hope “Discobolus” was caps and ribbons. Let it not be thought that we present at last Athletics, as we want no better answer would find fault with the expression of such views, to his triple objections than that day afforded. The even though writers in their enthusiasm assault what other letter to which we have referred is of quite a we hold our most sacred traditions. One great aim different nature; while “Discobolus” proposed an of our paper is to give an outlet for free criticism abolition, “Chameleon” desired an addition. He on all School subjects. It is by such criticism that was, apparently, much exercised to know why there our various institutions and traditions are put on their is no School colour, that is, why there is no colour right footing. For by it the good no less than the evil common to all Carthusians. We confess ourselves that is in them is brought to light. But we would point unable to see why there should be any such colour. out that there is a danger in this thirst for things new, There is certainly no need of any additional colour, in this cry for fresh amusements. The danger we as the number of different caps one may see any day I mean lest the old games be left unheeded or played