No. 182

After numerous “meetings of masters” Scott has issued the following Rules for Discipline”

  1. The only Boys entrusted with authority for general school purposes shall be the Captain, Three Monitors & Three Town Boy Monitors, who shall form a council to take cognizance of offences against morality & the discipline of the School.
  2. Seniors & Town Boys in the Sixth Form, provided they be over 16 years of age, shall hold a subordinate authority, & shall report offences to the council or Head Boy, but shall not be authorised themselves to inflict corporal punishment.
  3. The Town Boy Monitors shall be appointed from time to time by the Head Master in school, being always chosen from Boys in the VIth Form & as far as possible in different houses.
  4. The Head Boy of each Boarding House & of the Home Boarders, on the nomination of the House Master, shall receive authority to deal with offences arising within the House.
  5. All Boys invested with authority shall sign their names in the Head-Master’s Book.
  6. No authority can be delegated from one boy to another under any circumstances, but in the absence of any regularly appointed authority, the Head Boy present is bound to maintain order & discipline, & to report grave offences to the Captain or Head Boy.
  7. All such offences shall be submitted to the council of Monitors of which the Captain shall be President. & this council shall deliberate in private, no others being present except the accused & witnesses if required.
  8. All questions shall be decided by a majority of the council, nor shall any corporal punishment be used without the consent of a majority of the whole Body, one at least of such majority being a Town Boy.
  9. In the case of offences arising within College or a Boarding House no punishment shall be inflicted without a court of all Boys who may be invested in authority in those places respectively, previously holden to decide upon the case.
  10. No Boy shall be judge in his own cause, nor himself inflict corporal punishment where the offence is personal against himself.
  11. No Town Boy shall be sent for into College, nor Queen’s Scholar out of College for purposes of discipline.
  12. No corporal punishment shall be used without clear proof of the guilt of the offender, nor upon such grounds as that an offence must have been committed by one or more of a certain number; for in any case, except for grave moral offences; such as falsehood, dishonesty, impurity, profanity, bulling, resorting to public houses or other improper places, drinking, contumacious defiance of authority, or wilful breach of rules after warning given.
  13. No instrument of punishment shall be used other than a cane or light stick – not shall more than six cuts be given in any instance.
  14. In every case the offender shall, if he claim it, be allowed the option before being punished in any way of having the matter laid by the Captain or Head Boy before the Head Master or in College or House questions before the Master in charge: & the Master shall then deal
  15. The right to fag is vested in such Boys of the VIth Form & Shell as may be above 16 years of age. Boys in the Upper Vth may not fag, nor are they liable to be fagged. All below the Upper Vth are liable to be fagged. No boy in the Eleven at Cricket has any right to fag on that account, unless to pick up balls for him on the ground, up fields.

H.J. Roberts

No. 176

*This rule or at least a similar one had been made in 1862 (vide Entry No. 30) but it had been broken once or twice since.

H.J. Roberts

In consequence of a T.B having been tanned in College without the consent of the head T.B. Scott has given the following rule “That the Captain & Monitors have a general authority to deal with moral offences which may fall under their cognizance but that no T.B shall be sent for into College or be punished by a Q.S without the consent of the Head T.B or Head of the House. The following were the circumstances. On the night of the first Play, a 3rd election  Q.S named Randall observed one of the T.Bs who did not seem to be doing his share of clapping, & because he (Randall) had been tanned when a T.B for no clapping at the Play, he showed up the T.B (Barber H.B Rigauds) to the godkeepers after the Play was over, next day Stuart Q.S one of the godkeepers sent for Barber & tanned him in College without asking leave of either Bramwell or me. As soon as I heard of it I went to Bramwell & asked if he had given permission for the tanning to take place, he said that he had heard nothing about it till it was over, so I asked him to go to Scott & demand an apology from the Q.Ss but he said he would rather that I went; accordingly at 5 ½ on Friday I went to Scott’s & told him the whole matter saying that all the T.Bs were determined to have an apology & that if one was not given no T.B would clap on the second night; Scott agreed with me that an apology was due & said he would speak to Rawson (Captain) Q.S about it The next morning Rawson spoke to me about it & said he was quite ready to apologise & wished that the matter should not got to Scott, he also said that he had been opposed to the tanning himself but that all the other Seniors were for it, however I told him that as Scott already knew about we had better leave it in his (Scott’s) hands. Accordingly at 10 A.M Scott sent for Rawson & myself to his house where Rawson apologised in the name of the Q.Ss for having tanned barber without asking leave of the head T.B & I in the name of the T.Bs expressed myself satisfied; Scott then dismissed us after thanking us for having settled the matter amicably, for had it got into the papers in might have created a row like the “Winchester funding affair” which had just taken place.

H.J. Roberts.

No. 175

A sad calamity fell upon us yesterday (Wednesday 20th Nov 1872). J. Harvey a TB in the Upper Shell up Rigauds incautiously played in the football match v the Norwood club last Saturday, having at the time an absess on his right elbow, after the match he showed no sign of pain & attended Abbey both morning & afternoon the next day, but on Sunday night he seemed seedy & did not appear in school on Monday, & the poison, having spread through the whole system gave him such intense pain that in the evening he became unconscious & in spite of every effort got worse & worse & finally passed away on Wednesday afternoon without ever having recovered his senses. He was a universal favourite on account of his quiet demeanour, & his death has cast quite a gloom over the whole school. On Saturday we had a lecture from Canon Conway about the suddeness of poor Harvey’s death, & on Sunday afternoon Scott preached on the same subject; after service the “Dead March” was played. Harvey’s body was taken away on Sunday morning to Wales (where he lived), & on Tuesday it was buried; Scott read over the Burial Service up school after 8 o-clock prayers on Tuesday morning.

H.J.R

No. 174

The match this year between Grants & Rigauds was a very hollow affair & resulted in a victory for the former house by 13 goals to 0.

The football eleven has been very successful this year as yet, there have been 5 matches of which we have won 4 against the Gitanos (3 goals to none), against Stephensons 11 (2 goals to none), against the Wanderers (no goals to 2), against the Civil Service (4 goals to none), & against the Norwood Club (3 goals to none). The eleven now stands,

 

1. W.S. Rawson Q.S Cptn Back
  H.D.S Vidal Q.S Forward
  H.S. Jackson T.B Back
  H.A.C Rogers Q.S Forward
  J. Bruce T.B
  J. Harvey T.B
  R. H. Kelly Q.S
  E. H. Alington Q.S
  C. J. R. Le Mesurier Q.S
10. C. P. McKeand T.B Goals

The other vacancy is not yet filled.

H.J.R.

No. 173

The Athletics came off on Thursday & Friday the 17th & 18th of October. In spite of the miserable weather they were carried on with great spirit, the first day was favourable till just the end when there was some rain, but the second day it rained almost incessantly. H. Vidal (Q.S) carried off the challenge cups for the “Mile” “100 yds” & “Half Mile Hurdles” he also won the “High Jump”. Boyd T.B won the “Open Quarter”, & Jackson T.B the “Throwing the Hammer”, these two were the only open events won by T.Bs. (W.B. Webb T.B won the “Throwing the Cricketball at the wickets Open to all”.) Mrs Scott gave away the prizes up school; Scott, as usual, made his speech & had a cut at the governors about the “Natural Science” now taught at Westminster.

H.J.R