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services are more or less full; but that reason does not hold in regard to the morning service, which as far as I can see could pass off just as well in classrooms as anywhere else. But why on Sunday mornings should we have to traverse the Court through any amount of rain? Why at that time above all others should we have the exclusive privilege of getting wet? I may also mention that it is more difficult to avoid getting wet in going to chapel than at most other occasions, For umbrellas are practically useless, if you have any regard for them; in the confusion of the ante-chamber they often lose their presence of mind and have a curious tendency to walk away with other people. Apologising for taking up so much of your valuable space, I am, yours, etc.,

ANTI-C.

To the Editor of the Marlburian. SIR,--Now that the studies at the bottom of B House appear to be going the way of all flesh, could not the space, where they used to be, be converted into a room for the especial purpose of keeping and drying flannels ? There is not very much room to spare in any of the lavatories for this purpose ; and a room of the kind has long been a grevious want. May I be allowed to hope that this opportunity will not be missed.

Yours., etc.,

N.T. To the Editor of the Marlburian. SIR,-Without wishing to add needlessly to the heavy labours of Mr. Preston in regard to the new Museum, I should like to draw the attention of your readers to the existance of a want. We all feel immense gratitude to the energy which has provided the School such useful recreation ; but would notthat recreation be rendered still more useful by the publication of a short catalogue descriptive of the contents of the Museum ? Mr. Preston it is true delivered a lecture this term before some members of the Natural History Society to explain how the Museum could be most profitably used; but only a small number of the School were present ; and the majority of those who walk round the Museum on Sunday mornings have, I fear, a very scanty idea as to the nature of the objects that they see in the various glass cases before them; they remark that some objects are beautiful and that others are not, but beyond this they do not go. A catalogue of the character which I suggest would do something to dispel this ignorance, would excite curiosity, and finally, I should think, if I may appeal to baser and more mercenary motives, would pay.

I am, Sir, yours, etc.,

B. & B.

I suppose that all, or nearly all, of your 0.M. readers have heard of the O.M. Scholarships, but I am sure that the words to most of them must hitherto have been vox et præterea nihil. The School List published at Christmas always contains a list of Subscribers' names, with a brief account of the foundation and application of these Scholarships, from which the following facts may be gathered.

On the 29th of January, 1861, there was a meeting of O.M's in London brought together presumably by the spirit of that period, when the School was already full of vigorous and manly life and energy, and of that promise for the future which has since been so largely realised, but still contending with difficulties, of which insufficient endowment was not the least. The O.M's present at this meeting resolved, as a means of emphatically expressing their abiding interest in the School, to open a Fund, to be known as the “O.M. Scholarship Fund,” to be maintained by subscriptions, usually of 10s. 6d. per annum, and donations, and to be employed in founding a Scholarship or Scholarships to be held by present Marlburians by the gift of their brothers of the past.

Since then there has always been in the School an 0.M. Scholarship or Exhibition thus endowed: at present here are three Exhibitions, one of £50 per annum, tenable for three years given triennially for Classical subjects, and two, each of £25 per aunum, for Modern School subjects, one of which is vacant annually. But the Fund is inadequately supported. A glance at the list of subscribers' names will show tbat many of the early contributors have remained firm in their support, and that the older generations of O.M's still welcome this opportunity of showing by tangible proof that the interest of the School is always dear to them.

But where are the younger O.M's, who, after all, might support this Fund most appropriately and gracefully for a year or two after leaving School ?

Sir, I know that their devotion to the School is even greater than that of their predecessors, and I feel sure that the lukewarm spirit in which this Fund has lately been supported is due not to indifference but to want of information or recollection. Yet more than 1000 circulars were sent out in 1882, and again in 1883 by the present Secretary of the Fund, 8. T. Fisher, Esq., 4, Park Prospect, Little Queen Street, Westminster, by whom contributions are gladly received at any time. I am, dear Sir,

Your obedient servant,

G. H. DAWSON. The following is a list of the number of subscribers with the total subscribed at three different periods in the last eighteen years :

Total of Subscriptions
Year.
Number of

and donations.
Subscribers.

£ 8. d.
1865
171

112 5 0
1877

116 40 1883

59 16 0

OLD MARLBURIAN SCHOLARSHIPS.

To the Editor of the Marlburian. DEÁR SIR,—It may seem somewhat out of place to address to you an appeal which is intended to apply to Old Marlburians solely, but your paper has become a recognised and valuable medium of communication between the present and the past.

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To the Editor of the Marlburian.

Il club it is necessary to state its present position and upon GENTLEMEN,—In acknowledging the receipt of the sum what basis that position rests. collected for his testimonial (£16 9s.) Serjeant Purdey has Our club in the past has included the best athletes that the asked me to make known to all subscribers his gratitude for school has produced, and has always united amongst its their kindness.

members representatives from either university. May I just briefly, once more appeal to the school to But then as the mint cannot go on producing sovereigns support the Rifle Corps a little more heartily? I feel that the unless the raw material, gold, is supplied, equally the Nomads appeal is not made to ears entirely deaf, for last term there cannot continue in their present proficiency if Marlborough was a decided improvement both in the number and size of does not supply its contingent of new members. recruits. I hope I am right in thinking that this is no delusive It is fair to ask, why it is that our recruits have been sign of returning vigour. This term it is especially important scarce ? for the credit of the corps, and therein of the school, to get Is it because our club does not do credit to the school ? fellows who possess thews and sinews. These qualities as a Is it that our society is avoided by other schools, or by the rule imply perve; and nerve is what we want in shooting at crack football clubs of England ? Wimbledon. There must be a fair number of fellows, who Or is it merely that Marlborough has an idle prejudice for some reason or other cannot hope to distinguish them against us ? selves in games, but who might without a very great amount My natural modesty prevents my answering these questions; of trouble, win fame with the rifle. It is not a very hard but it is fair and right that a few statements of fact should thing to get into the VIII. Let me cite an instance of what be brought to the notice of all those who watch the interest s perseverance and enthusiasm did last year. I have been told of this School on the best authority that of the VIII. sent up to Wimbledon To be brief: the Nomads have played with all the leading by a Public school, considerably junior to Marlborough, barely Metropolitan Clubs; they have met the Military Academies one member had handled a rifle before the preceding at Woolwich and Sandhurst; they have defeated the sailors Christmas ; and yet they came very close to victory.

and lowered the colours of the soldiers ; they have carried I have run on beyond my intention. With many apologies the name of Marlborough victoriously into the great trading Yours faithfully,

districts of the north, playing Manchester, Huddersfield, and G. W. RUNDALL

other big towns; at all these places and at several Schools To the Editor of the Marlburian.

they have been most warmly received at first, and welcomed DEAR SIR,– The subject upon which I am writing is

again. one that deserves the attention of Marlburians generally

I venture to think that these matches, to which reference and has most thoroughly the interests of Marlborough at

has been made, are likely to increase rather than lessen the heart.

good opinion which the public hold of Marlborough. It is the Marlborough Nomad Football Club. This club

Are these invitations which we receive, these matches for some reason or other, rightly or wrongly, seems to be

which we play, suggestive of the rowdyness and bad conduct unpopular and in disfavour with the authorities at Marlborough,

with which our members are charged ? and it is my object in writing this letter to point out a

I venture to think not, and without any hesitation I assert few simple statements of fact which are worthy of the

that no one has the better interests of Marlborough at heart. attention of those interested in the best welfare of the

nobody is more anxious to further the interests of the School College.

than the club to which I belong. It has been stated, perhaps with some degree of truth,

That club cannot continue to exist unless Marlborough that the conduct of the Nomads was not as orthodox as the

supplies it with new members; and I certainly think that Masters might bave wished.

present Marlburians should consider the welfare of a club that Mr. Editor!

does credit and honor to the school. This surely was in the past :- the chapter is finished, a new

It may be thought that I am writing merely in the cause of volume is begun, and with some degree of confidence I ask

the Nomads; this is not so, as through an accident it is never the readers of your excellent publication if there was anything

likely that I shall play football again, and it is under these objectionable or discreditable in the conduct of the team who

circumstances that I have ventured to ask you to publish this recently visited you.

letter, which is written, as I most sincerely believe, in the The answer I freely give in anticipation, and it is emphatic.

best interest of all those concerned in the school of which I No!

am so humble a member. Then arises the question. How is it that reports and And lastly let me add that the club was never more popular rumours decidedly detrimental to the interests and work of or better conducted than at present, and all Marlborough boys our club are continually reaching us from Marlborough? We joining our ranks can be assured a hearty welcome and a think that certain persons, remembering the past, continually thoroughly enjoyable game of football. place it in prominence, in a manner calculated to crush the

Yours sincerely, future. In order properly to consider the position of this

ROBERT M. YETTS.

Sept. 26th.-H. I. Grummett, (subscription) 10 6

,,-Box in Cloisters (Summer Term) ... 2 8 11 ,, 29th-Additional to July Offertory ... ... 100

, ,--Offertory ... ... ... ... ... ... 24 3 0 Nov. 12th.—Offertory ... ... ... ... ... ... 12 Dec. 17th. -Offertory ... ... ... ... ... ... 19 80 0

, ,-Box in Cloisters (Christmas Term)... 2 11 111 , ,- Sale of photos by H.M.Elder, Esq.,O.M. 6 8

£208 13 41

To the Editor of the Marlburian. Sir,—May I draw attention, through the assistance of your columns, to a slight grievance, the rectification of which would be a great convenience ? The Blue Book, which contains the various subjects for the prizes which are competed for at the beginning of the term, does not usually arrive until a week, at least, of the holidays is past. In consequence there is never any great superfluity of time for working at the prizes, and it is not pleasant to waste any of the time that does remain. Moreover, I usually find that my bookseller makes some muddle or other in the ordering of the books. I should like to suggest that for the future the names of the publishers should be added; it would not, I should think, be a great trouble, and if it had been done last holidays it would have spared me a good deal of unnecessary bother.

I am, yours, etc.,

A.

EXPENDITURE.

£ s. d

10 0

10 0 37 10 0

10 0 ... 37 10 0

March 29th.-Carate's Stipend...

,,-Cemetery Subscriptions
June 29th.—Curate's Stipend ...
Sept. 18th.-do do ... ...
Dec. 14th.- do do ...
, -Savernake Hospital .
» „-Preshute Parish ... ...
, -St. Peter's do ... .

,,-St. Mary's do ...
»-Society for Propagation of Gospel
Balance ... ... ... ". "

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4 0 4 4 0

4 4 0 ... 15 15 0 ... 14 1 4

£208 13 45

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SCHOOL HONOURS.

A private meeting was held on Thursday, Jan. 24th. R. G. Durrant, Esq., and E. K. Chambers have joined the Committee, in place of G. F. Rod. well, Esq., and G. T. K. Maurice. Besides other smaller donations the Museum has been enriched by 52 very beautiful glass models, from Germany, of Sea Anemones, cuttle fish, &c., presented by Miss Preston. The last sheet of the large map of the Downs has been in the hands of the publisher for the last month. In the forthcoming report will be printed a handbook to the Museum, prepared by the Rev. T. A. Preston. On Feb. 14th, J. A. Boordillon, Esq., O.M., will read a paper on “ Bengal as it is.” On March 6th, Dr. Rae, F.R.S., who has distinguished himself so greatly in the cause of Arctic explorations, will give some account of his five years' experience in the northern regions. For March 20th, W. Fergus, Esq., M.D. of Glasgow, has promised a paper on “the Eye.”

Hubert Brinton, Exhibitioner of New College Oxford, 1st Class in Classical Moderations.

Henry Raywood Firth, Scholar of Worceste College, Oxford, 1st Class in Classical Moderations.

William Hastings Sharp, 1st Open Classic Scholarship at Trinity College, Oxford.

Edward Alexander Molony, Open Scbolarship Emmanuel College, Cambridge. *Walter H. Rotheram,

1 Open Nomina. Francis W. D. Quinton.

tions to Godfrey Stuart Roupell.

Woolwich. * Passed direct from the School.

SCHOOL PRIZES.

Vth Form Poetry Prize-H. M. Giveen.

Hon. Mom.-E. F. Bepson.

NOTICE TO CONTRIBUTORS. Contributions should be written on one side of t paper only, and should be accompanied by the name the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as guarantee of good faith..

NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.

MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE MISSION FUND, AND OFFERTORY ACCOUNTS, 1883.

RECEIPTS. 1883.

£ 8. d. Jan. 1st.–Balance in hand ... ... ... ... 8 7 „, 26th,-Offertory ... ...

... 23 10 0 Feb. 27th.-Walter C. Stunt, Esq.(subscription) March 7th.- Offertory... .. " "" "" April 2nd.- Offertory ... ... ... ... April 6th.-Box in Cloisters (Lent Term ... May 7th.-Offertory ... ... ... ... ... ... 227

„ 29th.-Editors of Marlburians ... ... ... June 19th.-Offertory ... ... ... ... ... ... July 23rd.-Offertory .. .. .. .. ..

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The subscription to the Marlburian is 6s. per yea or 28. 2d. per term. P.O.O.'s should be made payal to IV. H. Sharp, The College, Marlborough.

Printed by Chas. PERKINS, at his General Printing Offic

Waterloo House, Marlborough.

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FOOTBALL SEASON, 1883.

average, we failed to secure a single victory. We are inclined to attribute our failure to three several

causes, one beyond our control and two preventible. To have to record that the School last year played Firstly, an unusual number of candidates for the five foreign matches and lost them all is not the

XV, including both the half-backs, were temporarily most pleasant of duties for the Editor of the

disabled early in the season. The full importance Marlburian.

of such a disaster can be appreciated only by those The O.M.'s beat us by 3 goals and a try to 2 goals who have had to create a team. Secondly, there was and 2 tries.

no really good back player fit to represent the Clifton beat us by 1 goal to 0.

School. Bull was finally driven into playing back, Cirencester beat us by 1 goal and 3 tries to 1 goal not because it was his place, but faute de mieux. It and 1 try.

was not a mere accident that there was no good The Nomads beat us by 2 goals and 2 tries to 1 goal “back” in the School last year. In ordinary games and 1 try.

it is such a singularly uneventful place to occupy, as Keble beat us by 1 goal and 1 try to 0.

things are now, that the better players decline to So that we had scored against us 8 goals and 7 tries, play there, and the race of “backs” is becoming and ourselves scored 4 goals and 4 tries. Such a extinct. It will be a difficult task of next year's result was rightly no small disappointment to the Captain to revive it. Thirdly, and here we believe School, and we are bound to ask ourselves where is the real secret, we are behind the times. the blame lay. Certainly not with our Captain, who The clubs we compete against have adopted a looser, from first till last took the utmost pains to select the faster game forward, and until we tread more best men, and set such an example in every way as nearly in their steps we must expect to be heavily a captain should. Neither are we inclined to handicapped. Rome, we are told on the highest attribute our failures to any individual shortcomings : || authority, was not built in a day, and we cannot the spirit we believe in every case was willing, and change our style in a year, so we need not reproach yet with a good Captain and a team not below the 1l ourselves over much. The change is coming by

Sept. 26th.-H. I. Grummett, (subscription) 10 6

.. -Box in Cloisters (Summer Term) ... 2 8 11 ,, 29th-Additional to July Offertory ... ... 10

, ,--Offertory ... ... ... ... ... 24 3 Nov. 12th.-Offertory ... ... ... ... ... ... 12 19 Dec. 17th.–Offertory ... ... ... ... ... ... 19 80

, ,-Box in Cloisters (Christmas Term).., 2 11 114 „ .-Sale of photos by H.M.Elder, Esq.,O.M. 6 8

£208 13 4}

To the Editor of the Marlburian. SIR,—May I draw attention, through the assistance of your columns, to a slight grievance, the rectification of which would be a great convenience ? The Blue Book, which contains the various subjects for the prizes which are competed for at the beginning of the term, does not usually arrive until a week, at least, of the holidays is past. In consequence there is never any great superfluity of time for working at the prizes, and it is not pleasant to waste any of the time that does remain. Moreover, I usually find that my bookseller makes some muddle or other in the ordering of the books. I should like to suggest that for the future the names of the publishers should be added; it would not, I should think, be a great trouble, and if it had been done last holidays it would have spared me a good deal of unnecessary bother.

I am, yours, etc.,

A.

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EXPENDITURE.

£ 8. d March 29th.-Curate's Stipend...

100 , ,-Cemetery Subscriptions

100 June 29th.—Curate's Stipend ...

... 37 10 0 Sept. 18th.-do do ... .... Dec. 14th.- do do ... ... ... ... ... 37 10 0 , ,-Savernake Hospital ...

,,-Preshute Parish ... ...
,,-St. Peter's do ...

... i 4 4 0 ,,-St. Mary's do

... ... 4 4 0 ,,-Society for Propagation of Gospel ... 15 15 0 Balance ... ... ...

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Natural History Society.

M. H. Gould, Secretary and Treasurer.

SCHOOL HONOURS.

A private meeting was held on Thursday, Jan. 24th. R. G. Durrant, Esq., and E. K. Chambers have joined the Committee, in place of G. F. Rod. well, Esq., and G. T. K. Maurice. Besides other smaller donations the Museum has been enriched by 52 very beautiful glass models, from Germany, of Sea Anemones, cuttle fish, &c., presented by Miss Preston. The last sheet of the large map of the Downs has been in the hands of the publisher for the last month. In the forthcoming report will be printed a handbook to the Maseum, prepared by the Rev. T. A. Preston. On Feb. 14th, J. A. Boardillon, Esq., O.M., will read a paper on “ Bengal as it is.” On March 6th, Dr. Rae, F.R.S., who has distinguished himself so greatly in the cause of Arctic explorations, will give some account of his five years' experience in the northern regions. For March 20th, W. Fergus, Esq., M.D. of Glasgow, has promised a paper on “the Eye.”

Hubert Brinton, Exhibitioner of New College, Oxford, 1st Class in Classical Moderations.

Henry Raywood Firth, Scholar of Worcester College, Oxford, 1st Class in Classical Moderations.

William Hastings Sharp, 1st Open Classical Scholarship at Trinity College, Oxford.

Edward Alexander Molony, Open Scholarship at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. *Walter H. Rotheram,

Open NominaFrancis W. D. Quinton.

tions to Godfrey Stuart Roupell.

Woolwich. * Passed direct from the School.

SCHOOL PRIZES.

Vth Form Poetry Prize-H. M. Giveen.

Hon. Mem.-E. F. Beyson.

NOTICE TO CONTRIBUTORS.

Contributions should be written on one side of 4 paper only, and should be accompanied by the name the writer, not necessarily for publication, but as guarantee of good faith.

NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS.

' MARLBOROUGH COLLEGE MISSION FUND, AND OFFERTORY ACCOUNTS, 1883.

RECEIPTS. 1883. Jan. 1st.–Balance in hand ... ... ... ... 8 7 34 , 26th,-Offertory ... ... ... ... ... ..

23 10 0 Feb. 27th. -Walter C. Stunt, Esq. (subscription)

1 1 0 March 7th.- Offertory... ... ... ... ... ... 16 2 6 April 2nd.-Offertory ... ... ... ... ... April 6th.-Box in Cloisters (Lent Term) ... 4 May 7th.-Offertory ... ... ... ... ...

.. 29th.-Editors of Marlburians ...... June 19th.-Offertory ... ... ... ... ... ... 17 5 July 23rd. -Offertory

100 ... ... 24 7 0

voor Nov

The subscription to the Marlburian is 6s. per yed or 2s. 2d. per term. P.0.0.'s should be made payal to 1. H. Sharp, The College, Marlborough.

Printed by Chas. PERKINS, at his General Printing Of

Waterloo House, Marlborough.

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