Entirely optional subscriptions are inevitably hard to start even when they call for small contributions, since the individual donation seems to play so unimportant a part in the final whole. The success of such subscriptions naturally lies with the spirit of the community in which they are started. Whether the present subscription for cups to be given to the '97 'Varsity nine is a failure or a success thus rests with the undergraduates. To us it seems that the permanent recognition of winning teams by prizes coming from the fellows themselves is an extremely good precedent to establish. We therefore urge that the present subscription be supported.
J. H. PERKINS, MALCOLM DONALD, WILLIAM BURDEN, JAMES LAWRENCE. JR.