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SPEECH DAY AT RYDAL MOUNT. CONFERENCE PRESIDENT'S TRIBUTE TO LATE PRINCIPAL. CORDIAL WELCOME TO NEW. HEADMASTER. The ver.iierous applause of the students and ihe no less oordiaa spftaebea of Wesley an. leaders on Friday tÏIIIÕ e.ry happy rela- tions existing ti>-i<Rydal Mouat, the wefl- Connexion-al school at Coiwyn Bay, and ite now principal (Mr George i". A. O.iborn, -M.A.). Tins was the first occasion for Mr (bborn to meet pupils, parents, friends and governors in public since ho suecwedied his lamented father ad headmaster of the sutiool, and -as it was "prize day" tnere was a mintervus and in.tlueiuia.i- assembly. The proceedings were mtiierto held in the assembly hall wn-cre -the organ recently completed by way of a mem- onaii to too fcute Mr Ltevu.e,—the veteran Assist- -ant master who, about throe years ago, {raised -away after an association with thd late Principal -of about 25 years,—•attracted muoh attention. Mr Barker, vioe-ebairiMan of the governors, presided, and he was accompanied on either &Mie. by tiie Provident of the VVesieyan Conienetnioe J. llorniabrook) and the PrinoipaJ, a. num- bor of prominent members of the Connexion be- ing also on the piatform. The Chairman expamed that tho Preside of the Couieremce (Mr Horna>brook) waa ajso the chairman of tho eohooi governors, but as jbe was tnero to speak in his capacity as P rest- e£I of the Conference it had faJUcn to his (the -Speaker's) lot to preside. When it was realised ■tdiat Mr ilomabrook bad preached between 80 rud 90 sermons since the beginning of Septem- ber, they would appreciate bis aatkm in coming 4i0 speak to them that afternoon (hear, hear). He was very glad to see- such a good ga.thering, and he couid not but hope they would permit memories of the past iafluenoo them for the time being. When they saw they no longer had Mr Osborn, the old headmaster, with them, they couid not but feed sa.d. It was not'for Aim to speak good words for Mr Osborn; his ■eulogies had been uttered by people able to spoa-k in hMing terms of him. Mr Cteboxn » memory was borne with deep respect all over Engiand, the Colonies and America (cheers). Now they oould not but rejoioa in the fact that •one of Mr Osborn's children was now the Jiea.dima.ster—(loud applause),—and it was to bo hoped the son would receive every encourage- ment for tho future. Mr George Osborn was with his father on the school staff for many -years, and no doubt had received from him many invaluable hints which would bear good fruit in the management of the school. They must give the new headmaster time; he had ,st.epp.eel into the shoes of a great headmaster (hear, hear). But the governors were very hope- ful for tho future of the school under Mr Os- born, and they were all glad to have him thorn that day (applause). PRINCIPAL'S REPORT. Mr Osoom, wlio tiien rose to present the an- imal report, was given a splendid reoepiiion, -and general cheering prevailing for a. long time. W nen at neiigth he was aiiowed to pro- ceed he sajrU that beiore he de-art wito what was -s&raetiy witmn nas province mat a-lternoon, ie -dC6.lfeÙ to expend a very beauty welcome to too presiaent, tlie members of tiio governing body, ana tlloe WHO had come to snow by their pre- sence ami sympatliy their interest tne work done in the scnooi. tie regarded tiio gathering as a, good omen of success perhaps for the future (near, liear). He Old not tJlmK he should dweil upon the event of the past year; tirat l1a-d been s-umoiently rei erred to already by the .chairman, but he might be ai owe a to tender Ins. sincere tnanlis for the very kindly terms in which Mr Barker had reierred to ins own quali- ties (hear, hear). PTOoooding, tiie mncipm said they lia-d experienced a year of very good hearth in tiie school—(hear, heoar)-apart from. ..mysterH/Us visitation which the doctors had Jbeou quite unaule to give a name to, butt which be nnnsoif described as a periodic disease —(laugiiier)—they were Saturday morniing vic- tims wno guttered no great pains (laughter). They had had notrung to tronbe tliem tHrougn- Dut the wheie tune (liear, hear). Equ^ufiy satis- factory, ho was tnankfui to report, inau been tiie disc i pi me and ,ton;) of the school (hear, hear). He spoke of that wish more confidence because it was not suripjy his own view,for only Jiat morn- ing an "old ooy' who had btxsn on a visit to -the school last week wrote, and two sentences trOlll .hl.5 letter were as touowts; "i was surucii .by tiie spirit of keenness there seemed to be. Trie selioou rrad a. very vigorous appearance, and I was deligiited to notice it" (appna^e). Dur- ing tne year they had formally opened the or- gan, whic-ii was to memorialise the nineteen years ainxxst of 'unexampled labour which the iate Mr Oeviwe had spent amontg theiii (cheerN). h nngiit DO judged the jjistrument was a va-iu- lihle aumnon, and since it was opened tihey had been able to conduct a ahont service dajiy in IDe halJ, which he thought would prove bene- ficial (hear, hear). It.olQrri:ng to tbe bono:.tr.5- list Mr Osborn cailed attention to a. number of noteworthy aelwevenients. Speaking of E. J. Bel by's success at Downing (Jeliega, he said the college tutor wrote expressing a desire tv have there Rydal Mount boys at that imtrtution, so gratified was he with Selby's work (hear, liear). D. Witty, who had won the higher certificate -of the Oxford and Cambridge Joint Board, was -one of the three in the country who had gaumed diiiUiuotiun in geotiogy, (lappra-uae). A. W. Bourne had net only won his- M.K.C.S. and Xi-R.C.P. certificates, but was weil on tiie road ioi- the fellowship of his ooilege (cheers), -t'inaily in the person of G. A. France, they had "old boy" representing- the school in the House of Commons as member for Morley—- (hear, hear)—it was many years since an. old Hydatiian was in the House previously. In oonciusion Mr Osborn said he must express his very great indebtedness to 'his colleagues and staff for their whole-hearted co-operahion and jtympathy with hrm (hear, hear). They had be- gun the term under somewhat peculiarly trying :sircumstanoes, and he was gl-ad to bear testi- mony to their devotion throughoiut. lie doc- sired specially to mention the fact that Dr. JRogers, their music master, had had 25 connection with the schood (applaiwe). He had "lever asked yet what Dr. Rojjcrs thought of 'ahe fact thait his old pupil should be now his headmaster (laughter and applause). A NOBLE IDEAL. Before distributing t.!w prizes the Conference President delivered an inspiriting address to the fooya on the cultivation of character, dilating WJdh eloquent force upon the qualities of ooJf- xeiianoe, self-insastery, and seli-rewpeet. Strik- ing a personal note he referred to tho late Mr Osborn as one of the greatest headmasters of modern times (loud applause). He reminded the boys that they were associated with a famous oohool-and hQ used thQ word" [.¡¡,mous" advisedly, for in his travels all over the oountrjr he had had expediences of old Rydabanri which justified the description—(hear, hear)—for "od boyts" were filling a worthy place in the life of -the Church and the SiUite (applause). He had -beem intimately acquainted, with the late Mr Osborn for many years, having known him long ^before he carne to Rydal Mount, and to him ■(the speaker) Rydal Mount had always sugges- ted a type of edueation which aimed at a. very lofty ideal (liear, hear). No man had sounder views upon education than their late distin- guished headmaster—(applause)—no man more strenuously strove to bo true to his high voca- tion. They sadly mkaed him there thuit day; they would always cherish his memory. He urged the boys to be true and faithful to the jgreat traditions of that school, and to set before themselves as examples of a noble character in. iife their late headmaster—(loud applause)— xthey could have no finer ideal. Let them act us 1J-¡ey believed Mr Osborn would have acted, and they would never go wrong floud clieers). MUSIC, At intervale a musical programme, arranged $>y Dr. Roland Rogers, the distmgarnished muisic -master, wa$(sustained with complete succvvis. Tiro items included Wintliokl'a anthem, "I will lift up mine eyes," the rendering of the duct by two of the younger bo.ys—one of whom iiad an un/usircuily tine alto voioe—created great impression, "The Fighting Temer- and "The AroLhuja" were in unisson, AIld the choir aiso rendered three part songs, "Soot6 wha (Sootch), "The Minstrel Boy" (Lrish), and "from tiie Vii'ia.ge JSt-»#ple" (VTesiii), in excellent spirit. Another -cajwtal feature of tho programme was the solo .singes: q( Mr C. Francis iveeble, a vocadist of jcai a&dity, HONOURS LIST. Uaireciiity of Cambridge:—Hbtorical tri[jos: ■C'lacs# II., J. Wood- Natural sciences tripos: ILL; F. G. Wood, V. H. D. Dooknn. Econo- mioi tripos: a III., A. N. Henwood. Down- ing College: First-oKuss in arnnual examination -and renewal of scholarship, E. J. Seiby. Pre- vious examination: Frankiin Wood, J. Leale, H. E. Clifton. Trinity College: Eutranoe ex- Ani.awi.tion, H. E. Clifton. University of Lon- ■don:—Matriculation examination, F. C. Hap- E. \V. Rob&on. University of Liverpool: —B.Sc., N. G. Coppin. Oxford and Cambridge •Joint Bo*rd:—Higirer certificate, D. Witty -{■cistanouon in ffeooiogy). Lower oertilicate: W. A. Mxctadyn, lX. H. Porter, C. M. Slack, A. H. C. Sykes, N. O. Vinter. UniTeriity of Oxford: —Local examinations: Senior—1., A. C. Capper, F. Sadler, P. P. Smith, fr. E. Wad-dingtoin. Junior—I., E. R. Hayward, A. I-rfttle, K. J. .s4:r, H. L. ShiHoook, G. F. Turner. II., H. BraoeweU, W. Jackson, L. S. Harrison. jPr^uinaifLry—I., G. W. Dean, l. Edwa-rda. J. R. -Mou.Wii.le. G. N. Smith, T. K Wsasteli. II., C. Pirkinson. M.R.C.S. and L.R.C.P.: A. W .Bourn* A.M.I.CE: B. H. Baylias. P.A.S.I.: II. J1' Turner. lnstitue of Auction- eers: later media to exanknation, H. E. Turner. M.P. for- llorlej G. A. Franco. PRIZE LIST. Form PmasJ! I., HUI!I.eJli L. IV., C. Parkinson; I.V., P. L. Wood; I.Y. c., H. II. 13r«c»vv-ell; Remove, C. F. Turner; L.Y., A. C. -Capper; Vu G. II. Porter. Sohooi Prizes .-—ClajBios, G. II. "Porter, A. Lit)tle; mathematics, H. C. Okver; arithmetic, -A. H. C. Srkes, French, G, A. Potts, C. Park- inson; German, W. A. Maofayden; s«turial «yo«i<je( P. P. Smith; En^hmh, E. W. Robiiwom, A. C. C«4^per; genteral iraprovem-ejtt an<} diii- >&enoe, G. I>. Cowpe; drawiF. SftiJer; ttsuaic. j -f' W0041; 5en«r«l in^«i'icLaU«a, F. jailer; f*^gher oertifieate, D. Watty. ? Tea wad subsequently in. the dining 1





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