The B.O.P. seem to have often been a source of careers advice, especially if this meant entry into the services, the Navy being the most sought after branch (developing from their nautical hobbies no doubt).
M.S.N. – If a correspondent asks for the nearest marine office of any other office, and does not give his address, his letter is not answered. Your present letter has no address; probably your former letter was on the same plan? Perhaps you will send a third and ask how we are to tell you the nearest place to nowhere!
(SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 1887)