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Volume 3
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Editorial -
Chronology of Events  -
The Indian (A Poem)
Cribs       -----
Scraps from the Notebook of W. Dougan
Night (A Poem)       -
Literary and Debating Society
Law Students' Debate
Alma Mater        -
Dialectic and Philosophic Society
La Belle Dame Sans Billet (A Poem)
The College Song (A Poem)
Society    -----
Sketches      -----
'' O Wad Some Power "
Alumni -
A Student's Lament (A Poem)
Ladies' Literary and Debating Society
Shakespeare Tableaux
Science Sittings       -
Athletics -
The Song of the Soph (A Poem)
The Player's Fate (A Poem)   -
Arts Pot Pourri       ... -
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Football It is the first time in the long
Season and     interesting     history     of
McGill University College that
our football team has not met with some
little success in the city league games. We
must face the unpleasant truth which our
record forces upon us. Where previous
teams have either carried off the premier
laurels or have been contestants to be
reckoned with to the bitter end, we have
had to content ourselves with cellar positions, from the first kick-off.
But we offer no excuses, nor do we attempt to palliate our defeat, and our hats
come off in acknowledged deference and
respect for the superiority of our opponents. But there is no humility in that
salute; there is nothing of the cringing
crouch of the conquered in our attitude.
We can assuage our wounded pride by the
consciousness of a battle, if not won, at
least bravely lost; of a prize not gained,
but determinedly fought for; and if we
experience that personal satisfaction I
guess  that  is  all  that  really  counts.
Our  fellows played  hardest at  the  end
of every palpably lost game, and our greatest success has been met with in the last
contests of this unsuccessful season; and
just here the old truism flashes before our
mind to cheer: "It isn't whether you win
that counts, but the question is, how did
you die?" Our fellows did not win, but
they  died well.
We can't help but realize that Dr.
Parken was right when he told us that it
was on the playing fields of our colleges
and universities that our young men gain
those characteristics which enable them to
fight life's battle successfully. It is there
they acquire that dogged persistence, that
cheerful carelessness of defeat, which in
the real and sterner battle enables them to
rise above the burdens and set-backs which
litter their path to success.
If a man learns that "to play the game"
is everything, and success an incident, he
has to & great extent mastered the difficulties of existence. From start to finish
our boys have "played the game." They
have improved steadily and consistently,
and  have  built  up  from  material  of  little
promise the nucleus of what we confidently
expect will be a winning team next year.
All honor and praise be theirs!
The Men We Are As our students step
Going to Lose by step  negotiate  the
difficulties of the several years of their course, of necessity each
April sees us saying farewell to many of
our old-timers. They take all they can from
us and leave either for more pretentious
seats of learning (if we may be pardoned
the Murrayism) or for the work of life
itself. There is no transient body whose
departure we will look upon with more
regret than that of Science '13. To give
an individual appreciation of what they
have been and of what they have done is
impossible. We would like to glorify them
singly, in couples, in families, and as a
class, but must content ourselves with the
It is only lately that as a body they
have forced themselves upon our approval
—proving successful in gaining more
points at the inter-class track meet than all
the rest of the college together. This is
a phenomenal accomplishment, which we
cannot help but appreciate. The two old
pals and boatbuilders, Sawers and Stone,
succeeded in gaining twenty points between
them, demonstrating themselves the crack
athletes of the college.
This class is also notable for dividing
among its members more college positions
than the other classes can together boast
of. They count among them, six members
of the Alma Mater Society, including the
president,   eight   members   of   the   football 14
team, and the two champion track men of
the college.   Truly a phenomenal record!
But it is not their ability and prowess
alone which make us sorry to lose them.
Science '13 possesses a certain atmosphere
of good-fellowship—an esprit de corps
which has made them general favorites
among their fellows within and without
the college.
Be careful not to allow this to prompt
you in purchasing larger caps, fellows, but
at old McGill and in your several vocations
in life endeavor to live up to the record
and impression you have made in your
Alma  Mater—M.   B.   C.
Washington It was with the greatest
Negotiations disappointment that the students learned of the failure
of our negotiations with the University of
Washington to materialize. The prospect
of an international meet, so to speak,
caused some little excitement. The idea
was to have a day of sport and a debate at
night. The latter we might possibly have
pulled off, but as the Washington men decided that it would be impossible to get
a team together in time to meet us before
our examinations, the Alma Mater Society
felt that the debate could not be well held
We sincerely hope that next year, probably the last for M. B. C, successful arrangements can be made with Washington,
and a precedent established which by the
new   University   of   British   Columbia   will
be followed in yearly international contests
on  the   field  and  on  the  rostrum.
Columbian vs. We did not this year have
McGill the  pleasure   of  meeting  in
debate our old friends and
opponents, the Columbian College orators.
Through some misunderstanding of our
two executive bodies the debate could not
be arranged.
This is all the more to be regretted because it is the first time for five years that
the two colleges have not crossed verbal
swords. Five years ago Mr. Yates, our
present Rhodes Scholar, and Mr. Gibbons
went down to honorable defeat before a
team led by Mr. Robson, a Columbian
College man who has since become quite
famous as an orator. The following year
McGill was successful in defeating a team
led by Mr. Thompson. In 1908 a McGill
team composed of Miss Patterson, Mr.
W. E. G. Murray and Mr. R. R. Holland
were defeated by a team led by that same
Mr. Thompson. In 1909 Mr. Murray, Mr.
McRea and Mr. Holland defeated the crack
Columbian trio led by Mr. Braden; and
this year, to the regret of both colleges,
Mr. Braden was not given the opportunity
of redeeming himself, as he undoubtedly
would have done, if the previous alternating
victories were any criterion.
As Mr. Braden is leaving college this
term he will not have the pleasure of meeting his old opponents, but as there is plenty
of good material in the  Columbian Junior
years  we  are  looking  forward  to  a keen
debate next year.
Marshal's In the recent Alma Mater
Responsibility Society elections the most
keenly-contested position
was that of marshal. "Bill" Beveridge defeating his popular Science opponent by a
couple of votes only.
Until this year the position of Marshal
was one of great importance. His duty
was to lead all concerted yells and cheering upon all public occasions, at theatre
nights, football games, track meets and
other demonstrations. It is for him to
choose his sub-yell leaders, appoint a glee
club captain, arrange for nights of practice,
see to the choosing of proper "yells" and
sengs, and to attend to one hundred and
one little things in connection with college  activities.
This year, in the language of the street,
"there was nothing stirring," probably due
to a direct reaction against the wild celebrations and street demonstrations of the
two years previous. Now, although we do
not look with favor upon the exaggerated
and continual soap-box oratory of "Windy
Bill's" regime, we would respectfully urge
Mr. Beveridge to see that things move a
little faster  next term.
Indeed, we cannot point out too strongly just how much depends upon him. Mr.
Sawers this year was overwhelmed with
offices, and so we could hardly expect him
to make as successful a marshal as he did McGILL   ANNUAL
the year previous. We feel confident that
in Mr. Beveridge they have elected the
right man—one who will be able to go
ahead and inculcate into the students of
M. B. C. some of that college spirit which
we see so well exemplified in our Columbian  College  rivals.
Our We   must   once   more   offer  our
Thanks sincerest thanks to our advertisers—the business men of Vancouver—not because we feel called upon to
do so as a conventional duty, but because
we realize that if it were not, so to say,
for their hearty and spontaneous co-operation, it would be impossible for us to make
our "Annual" each year the financial success
that it has been. We hope all our students
and their friends will justify our advertisers' faith in this publication by their
absolute patronage.
We owe our heartiest thanks also to
Mr. Reynolds, the "Province" cartoonist.
Although he is a very busy man, he interested himself in our "Annual" at once,
and spent a great deal of his valuable time
on our cartoons.
The University of The agitating question
British Columbia as to the location of
the new University has
been decided. Twenty-five thousand dollars
have been appropriated for the clearing of
the site at Point Grey, and the large, handsome stone buildings will soon rear their
dignified walls to the western winds. For
the Commission has wisely decided to
place British Columbia's fount of learning
in one of the most beautiful spots it were
possible to choose. Looking out across the
Gulf of Georgia to where the Olympic
mountains rear their snow-capped tops
over the horizon, the student of the U. B. C.
cannot but develop a certain spirituality
which such natural grandeur always engenders in the most matter-of-fact souls, and
if any university is necessary in this western world, with its abnormal development,
with its ceaseless rush and roar of business, with its money-making ideals, it is
one which will turn out broad, normally
developed men, with the ability to see and
grasp   the   wonderful   business   advantages
of this great new country, but with the
understanding to enjoy its privileges—the
wonder of its sunsets—the grandeur of its
mountains—the  beauty  of its  silent  fiords.
All credit, we say, be to the deep-seeing
men who realized this, and with intuitive
judgment placed the university where it
could not only inculcate into the sons and
daughters of British Columbia sound
knowledge and sound principles, but that
"je ne sai quoi," that soul quality which
is necessary to all truly great men.
McGill B. C. is the nucleus of the great
university which is to be. Some of us will
not enjoy the privileges of the larger institution, but there are a great many among
us who will. To them will fall the honor
of first writing after their signatures, "M.A.
and B.Sc, British Columbia." To these
lucky students of Arts and Science '14 we
offer our heartiest congratulations, but in
doing so we in no way bewail the fact that
of necessity we of '12 and '13 must look
upon  old  McGill  as our Alma Mater.
"Mseftsu^ GILBERT
The Rogues
Gallery October, 1910
Oct.    1—Sups over.
Oct.    3—Fall  meeting of the Alma  Mater.
Oct. 11—Formation   of   Ladies'   Basketball
Oct. 12—Formation   of   Ladies'   Badminton
Oct. 17—The  Freshmen, Arts  and  Science
meet in genteel conflict.   Bodie gets his
hair mussed.
Oct.   18—Ladies'   Literary,   "Matthew   Arnold."
Oct. 21—Ladies' hockey—High School. Mr.
Sydney George referee.
Oct. 21—Literary    Society,    "Home    Rule"
Oct. 28—Arts '13 party.    Host, Mr. Gilbert.
Oct. 29—Football  game with  Firemen.
November, 1910
Nov. 1 — Ladies' Literary, "Domestic
Science" debate.
Nov. 4—Literary Society. Dr. Parkins' address and "Free Trade" debate.
Nov. S—Football game with Welsh.
Nov. 7—First ladies' basketball practice.
Mr. S.  G. Baldwin coach.
Nov. 11—Alma  Mater  dance.
Nov. 18—Ladies'     hockey—High     School.
Mr. S. George Baldwin did not officiate.
Nov. 18—Arts   '14   party.     Mr.   Beveridge
Nov. 20—H.   A.   McNaughton   buys   some
new ties and a cap on tick.
Nov. 25—Literary       Society,       impromptu
Nov. 26—Football game with Argos.
Nov. 28—Miss   C.   Morgan   is   wearing   a
"Toronto"  Frat.  pin.
December, 1910
Dec.    1—Sawers   was  not   rude  to   anyone
Dec.    3—Football game with Argos.
Dec.    6—Science dinner.   Host, Mr. Obrien.
Dec.    7—Latin Prof, frowned today.
Dec. 10—Football game with Crusaders.
Dec. 14—Dunbar took a music lesson.
Dec. 17—Football game with  Firemen.
Dec. 24—Dr.   Davidson   visited  a   tonsorial
Dec. 2S-31—Sargent enjoys the privileges of
Dec. 30—Arts   '13   party.      Hostess,    Miss
January, 1911
Jan.    1—Buck resolves to give up smoking.
Jan. 9—Ladies' Basketball Club disbands.
Not S. G. B.'s fault.
Jan. 10—Ladies'  Literary, "Browning."
Jan. 14—Football  game  with  the  Firemen.
Jan. 16— Prof. Chas. McTaviss, K.I.S.S.,
takes the Freshman class in Erotology.
First lecture on "Frat. Pins and Their
Jan. 17—Ladies'  Literary,  "Tennyson."
Jan. 20—Literary Society. Debate on
Jan. 24—Ladies' Literary, "Physical Culture" debate.
Jan. 25—First appearance of Greek Prof.'s
fancy  light-green  tartan   socks.
Jan. 26—Mclvor, Chalmers, Buchanan, Dunbar and Scott see the "Queen of the
Moulin Rouge."
Jan. 27—Freshman dance. Among those
present was Bill Frame.
February, 1911
Feb.    1—Ford and Beveridge learn to play
Feb.    7—Ladies'  Literary,  "Wordsworth."
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Feb. 7—Ladies' hockey—"Uneeda," a decent referee.
Feb. 8—Sargent took his sister to Spencer's
for lunch.
Feb. 10—Arts '14 party.   Host, Mr. Howell.
Feb. 12—Cairnes did not know his Greek
Feb. 13—Arts '13 party. Host, Mr. Kirk-
Feb. 14—Miss Bodie received a valentine.
Feb.  15—Ladies' hockey—Normal.
Feb. 18—Ladies' hockey at Westminster.
All twelve had SUCH a nice time.
Feb. 18—Joint meeting of Dialectic and Literary Societies. Lecture on the "Forum" by Prof. Robertson.
Feb. 20—Prof. Chodat was on time today.
Feb. 23—Ladies'  mock faculty meeting.
Feb. 28—The ladies of Arts '14 did not give
a return reception to those of Arts '13.
Reason:  Vaccination.
Feb. 29—The Freshmen were quiet, orderly
and knew their lessons today.
March, 1911
March    1—Ash Wednesday.    Science '14 all
went to church.
March    2—Literary   Society,   "Reciprocity"
debate.   Arts  '14 wins  the  shield.
March    2—Alma Mater elections.
March 2—Interclass track meet. Science
'13 wins the championship.
March 3—Debate with Law students on
the "Morality of the Stage." Result:
The "Grand" is to be boycotted by the
March 4—Ladies' Shakespearean evening.
The event  of the year.
March 4—Victoria trip. Des Brisay arrested.
March 4—Sargent forgets to tell the barber not to shave his neck.
March 13—Re-appearance of Greek Prof.'s
green socks.
March 14—Everybody began today to study
hard; cribs,  etc.,  in great  demand. McGILL   ANNUAL
The twilight creeps along the lonely sea;
And timid waves a-curl across the sands
Steal back without a murmur; far-off bands
Of waterfowl move homeward silently;
'Tis Nature's hour of worshipping; and he
Who motionless beside his fire lies
Hath comradeship with far star-radiant skies,
With yonder shadow-cliff and wind-bent tree.
There is a spirit dwells in quiet things;
We long to understand, ive long to hear
The voice that through the holy silence sings,
And singing comforts, wonderful and dear.
Oh, Indian, before your race be gone,
Teach us to hear the spirit of the dazvn!
-Ethelwyn Harris 20
J^^HERE are some lofty souls who take
\^J delight in wrestling for hours with
some difficult piece of Latin or Greek.
Far be it from us to attempt to pronounce
judgment on such; let them take their
meagre enjoyment of life in their own way,
but let them also leave us to our pleasures
—and cribs. Among these aspiring souls
cribs are spoken of but seldom, and with
bated breath, as though the mere mention
of such a baneful object would pollute
the atmosphere. Oh, cribs! did ye but
hear half the imprecations hurled at your
unoffending heads, or catch half the
scorn and contempt in the accents, your
leaves would be withered like the leaves
before the scorching Dog Star and your
beautiful odes would be quite unintelligible
to the anxious Soph. This class, who shun
the touch of a crib as a Chinaman does
the grave of his ancestors, we unenlightened people call the "abusers."
But there is another class under whose
praise the crib may "flourish like the green
bay tree." These are the "users." Just
for a moment suppose that one of these
■lid seriously intend to "dig out" a passage
of Latin for himself. .Well, first of all he
finds a word whose meaning he does not
know. He laboriously hunts it up in his
dictionary and finds just about twenty
meanings which it may have! With rather
dampened spirits he hunts up the next word
and finds that it may have fifteen meanings.
This soon develops into a question in
mathematics—viz., in how many ways can
twenty things be combined with fifteen
things taken two at a time, and what is
the probability of getting the right result
in the end? By the time about a half-dozen
lines have been covered in this interesting
manner the morning cock is sounding hfs
clarion note. But the worst is yet to come.
The poor, weary-eyed mortal giving his
translation next day with conscious pride
is informed that it equals Punch in its
mirth-provoking qualities. Next evening,
a sadder and a wiser man, he hunts up a
little green book, and presto! he loses no
more beauty sleep. To put the matter in
the words of one of our renowned modern
poets, "I love my own translation, but oh,
you   crib!"
To   gown,   or   not   to   gown;    that   is   the
Whether   it   were   better    in   this    young
school of ours
For  students   to  pose  in   undraped,   native
Or,  by  gowning,  hide  them.
To gown, to hide—to hide, ay,  there's the
For   underneath   that   stately   gown    what
crudities    innumerable   may   not   be
Lank    limbs,    misshapen    arms,    unsightly
hands—all   blotches   to  the   sensitive
Hid,  covered,  draped—
Clothed with a dignity all unknown before
just  by  this  simple  gown.
Moreover this   same  simple  gown
Doth   form   a  link  which  joins  us   to   the
immemorial past.
Through  all the  ages  students  have worn
Through   every   century  "gown"   has   been
distinct from "town."
Let   us   preserve   the   scholarly   tradition
and   cry  with   all   our  hearts—
To gown, young man; to gown! XN this brief resume of the voluminous
notes of a Westerner, we do not ask
our readers to look for any comprehensive
account of his journey, or even a hint of
the "wonders" he saw; but the purpose of
the writer is accomplished if, by this jotting down of a few characteristic events
and interesting facts, he gives a panoramic
impression of what there is to be seen
and learned in such a little ten-thousand-
mile  jaunt.
The name that the young man in his
notes has seen fit to designate himself by
is "Zern," and as such will we speak of
him in our sketch, which we will begin
by at once getting him started on his
The ride up the Fraser by moonlight
was truly "a treat." With face flattened
against the pane, Zern watched the dark
masses of water glide by, far into the
Then came the delightful passage of
the Rockies, where every turn in the road
revealed fresh wonders. What a pity it
was the train did not stop at Albert Canyon. But schedules must be maintained.
Even at Glacier their brief sojourn barely
permitted   a   glance    at   the    Illecillewaet
Valley, the surrounding guardians and
even the famed glacier itself.
Zern's attempt to scale Mt. Stephen
(10,000 ft.) at Field must be recorded. It
was such ambitious amusement to surmount almost overhanging precipices, but
then the views were ample reward for his
Laggan is the starting point for Lake
Louise, that "peerless gem of the Rockies." Here, it is said, the very moon
pauses nightly to see her face in the mirror-like   surface.
From the summit of Tunnel Mountain
the whole Bow Valley gleamed before
him. To the south Mt. Assiniboine (most
impassable of mountains) reared its lofty
crest. Banff lay peaceful below. In subdued tones the thunder of Bow Falls
reached his ear. From this eminence he
could locate interesting points indeed: the
river, hot springs, buffalo corrals, anthracite coal mines, etc. Then followed his
fruitless attempt to see them all in a few
Though Zern reached Calgary at midnight he found the town characteristically
wide awake. That eight-storey grain exchange well illustrates the aspiring nature
of  the   Calgary  spirit.    Certainly,  he says,
the "Payzhuenter" cars contribute to the
financial  success of the municipal railway.
Edmonton, most northern Canadian
city, may be found exactly 250 steps
above the "mighty Saskatchewan." Two
minutes suffice for the ascent by the
sixty per cent, incline railway. There one
sees the mushroom growth of a modern city.
Soon the steel frame of their parliament
buildings there will disappear within the
cold grey granite.
Where a few years ago the "Barre
Colony" camped to outfit, today Saskatoon's 16,000 inhabitants have obtained
the Provincial University, and are now clamoring for street cars and other things.
Zern met his old friend J. R. T. fresh
from the Coast in Brandon. This accidental meeting on the street was no
stranger than many preceding incidents.
Zern would have left Brandon two days
before the Manufacturers' visit and banquet, but his valise was stolen from the
C. N. R. Ere he found it in a boxcar his
train was gone. Meanwhile his friend
had missed the train at Moose Jaw and
was speeding across the prairie by auto
to meet the C. N. R. at Regina. You
can't down a McGill man, he adds. 22
To take a little jump, let the reader
imagine Zern on the rear platform speeding through the world's greatest individual railway yard into Winnipeg for the
first time. Needless to say, he saw with
delight and noted every elevator, every
factory, subway,  etc.
The city lies at the junction of twenty-
four railway lines. Broad, but exceedingly crooked streets mark the original Indian trails. There time never drags. But
a few hours later Zern was following the
flying fire horses up Portage Avenue.
Fifteen minutes after another call came.
Within the week he was there three large
wholesale and business blocks were gutted. Zern strongly advised the fire chief
to take a trip to Vancouver for a few
helpful hints.
One day, memorable to all Winnipeg-
ers, not a car in town moved. Next
morning numbers of students sought
jobs as strike breakers. The remuneration
was $5 per diem and all fares collected:
and how those boys seemed to enjoy
rounding corners on the outer wheels
and smashing fenders. Still they avoided
serious accidents and amassed quite a
To the traveller approaching Duluth
from the lake the night effect is grand.
Backed by the mighty hill a few rows of
lights follow the waterfront for perhaps
twenty miles. Just under the aerial
bridge and the vista is one succession of
elevators   and   flour   mills,   coal   and   ore
docks. Hither the wheat pours for the
immense freighters, and the lines of cars
bring down the ore from the steam
shovels. Duluth and its companion in
Wisconsin (Superior) claim more millionaires   than   any   settlement   of  like   size.
Then the twin cities by the Mississippi,
says Zern, embrace 600,000 souls. Minneapolis is indeed laid out on a generous
scale. Every street is broad and straight,
flanked by buildings of majestic proportions. Every visitor there, of course, sees
Minneapolis Falls—(attitude):
Where   the  falls   of   Minnehaha
Flash and gleam among the oak trees,
Laugh  and leap into the valley.
To Minnetonka by tram was an exhilarating side trip. There was a new and
distinct charm about the iceboats as they
skimmed   over  the   smooth   surface.
Who has not heard of Como Park, St.
Paul, where 2,500,000 assemble annually
to see the Victoria Regia blooms! Their
Capitol took 13 years to complete; now
its marble halls are graced by peanut and
bootblack  stands.
After the rush of the prairie towns
Spokane seemed dead, but unlike the
prairie the scenery is beautiful. Seattle
likewise was the same old town of 1909,
and  requires  no  comment.
Between 53.45 and the Boundary Zern
found no difficulty in reaching any town
he wished. The network of lines of the
four great transcontinentals bind together
all   the   important   centres,   and   still   they
spread like measles in a boarding house.
But let us return once more to the interesting country west of Saskatoon.
The prosperous farmers there have long
superannuated the oxcart and even the
carriage and pair. Zern was strongly reminded of this at Bradwardine as the swift
auto  sped  on  to  Brandon.
Once fancy led him sixteen miles from
the railway (no return stage for two
days). He measured the weary miles
through that strange land between 6 p.m.
and midnight. Again we find him on a
cold November night driving 26 miles to
inspect railway construction on the Wey-
burn-L&thbridge line; his curiosity, he
intimates, was  well  rewarded.
The electric lines are spreading out the
cities and drawing in the rural districts
all through the prairie country. Winnipeg
exhibits one of the finest car systems in
the world. From Headingly on the west,
to Selkirk on the north, the roomy cars
with varnished exteriors fill every want—
except, alas, at 6 p.m., as Zern can testify:
Four hundred and fifty miles of line
radiate from the centre of Minneapolis,
which is also famous for its street cars.
At every corner it is a rush over a crossing to avoid a yellow tram. The chimney
in front of the cars is not for ventilation,
by the way, but simply carries the smoke
from  the  steam  heating apparatus.
Spokane stands unique with its dual car
service,  neither  of  them very  efficient. McGILL   ANNUAL
Zern's first night in Calgary was eventful. Across the street the large stone
block caught fire at 2 a.m. His feelings
were not of satisfaction as he arose in
response to the hammering of the clerk,
and tried to turn on the light. Though a
relief, it was also a distinct disappointment to find that the fire was across the
Graft, says Zern, is almost as bad
throughout the Prairie country as in Vancouver.
In some unaccountable manner nine
halfbreeds at Togo became possessed of
$25 each, and transportation just before
election. "Fire water" freely flowed.
Many heads were cracked, a chair and a
gasolene light were broken, but everybody
was happy, including the "honest fellow"
Perhaps the "closest shave" Zern had
was at Weyburn. It was by inches that
the finest hotel in the west (outside of
Winnipeg) escaped quarantine for diph-
' theria, so he missed a compulsory three
weeks' stay in the town.
Not long after this he "accidentally" tampered with the electric wires in his room.
He only blew out the fuse, so within
three hours the guests could again retire
by electric light. He was ever an electrical
Then that walk from the C. N. R. to
C. P. R. at Windthorst on a misty night
is worthy of mention. Though only three
miles  he  plodded  from  2  a.m. till  10 a.m.
through the deep snow before the looked-
For elevators loomed up through the mist.
Zern seemed to have a "hankering" for
walking. This accounts for his ignoring
the tram in passing from Minneapolis to
St. Paul, but he never dreamed it was
ten miles. Street after street stretched
for miles before him ere he saw the domes
of the Capitol and business blocks. By
this route it was possible to inspect the
100 buildings of the University of Minnesota. The Minneapolis courthouse afforded another opportunity for adventure.
After taking the elevator up five storeys
he climbed the winding stairs past the
huge clock, only stopping when the topmost pinnacle afforded a view for miles.
It was while standing on Lloydminster's
business thoroughfare one beautiful evening, one foot in Alberta the other in
Saskatchewan, that Zern first saw the
Aurora Borealis. To describe the darting tongues of fire and quivering curtains
of  light is impossible.
Within a few days the sky was again
illuminated by lightning. For five hours
the storm raged. From 2 a.m. no one could
sleep for the deafening peals and the red
glow in the eastern heavens. Two barns
were struck, and at Watson the station
was totally wrecked. Miraculously the
operator  escaped.
Stranger still, near Hudson Bay Junction for several nights a thin streak of
daylight remained along the northern
horizon  from  sunset  to  sunrise.
Frequently in his journey Zern was
moved to "exclamations of wonder by the
exhibitions of man's handiwork." Who
will not call the Field reduction tunnels
a splendid example? There the train
enters the dark hole1, emerging three
minutes later to see the rear end (figuratively at least) disappearing beneath itself.
Again Zern paused, full of wonder at
the brilliant idea of the aerial bridge,
Duluth. Again and again he watched the
carriage roll back and forth, carrying the
bridge floor 146 feet below it, from shore
to shore.
The entire wheat raising industry was
of course new to Zern. From the time
that he first saw the tiny green blades
(near Calgary) reaching through the late
snow till he saw the merciless machines
grind the hundredfold increase into
flour he was interested. When the burning July winds struck the rising grain he
was as anxious as the farmers. Then as
the waving heads turned to gold he, too,
thought in "bushels per acre, and cents
per bushel."
Soon the four-horse binders began to
circle the fields in squadrons of four or
more—each cutting its eight foot swathe
and leaving sheaves behind. Zern made
his initial hazard on a reaper at Gladstone
while he extolled the merits of Vancouver to the driver. One ride on the rattling, bumping binder was sufficient.
Next,   behold   him   at   Bradwardine,   en- 24
chanted by the puffing enginet the 18
sweating men, and the rattling, roaring
threshing machine. That day they told
off 800 bushels  No.  1  Hard.
Soon the grain began to pour into the
elevators. It was while exploring the bins
of one of these in operation at Strath-
clair that he happened to mix up with
the stream of oats from above. That he
left his trail of oats behind him for a
week  is   not   in  the   least   strange.
It was a treat for him to explore the
oatmeal mill at Pilot Mound, especially
considering the warning "Keep Out." The
oats was wormed up to the top only to
come down through cleaning, sorting,
grinding and other machines. No fewer
than 22 times does it go through the process. When the grain has passed through
scores of machines and after it has been
treated with an ill-smelling paste, it is ready
for export.
But all good things must come to an
end, and from the exuberant tone of
Zern's comments on the Christmas morning of his return, we hardly think he was
sorry to get back. With 600 pictures
illustrating his travels packed in his
satchel, he had taken very creditable advantage of his 10,000 mile tour, and to
use his own phrase, he is heartily glad
now to be back in God's country, where
a  man   can  go  without  an  overcoat. McGILL   ANNUAL
When now from out the zvine-red west
The new-zvaked stars their fill have sipped,
And Phoebus, hasting to his rest,
Deep in the azure sea has dipped;
Kind, queenly Cynthia courage takes,
And all the growing darkness breaks.
The toiling husbandman has now
Departed, zveary, from the plough;
The merchant, too, has shut his door,
And all forsaken is the store
Where through the day he zvronght.
The schoolboy, too, zvith pattering feet',
Has long since left his zvonted seat;
And high or humble, far and near,
All blithely share in diverse cheer,
According to their lot.
And nozv, though tardy to begin,
Night rocks to rest the city's din.
The moon, her quiet zenith reached,
Sits clad in glory, unimpeached
By cloud, or mist, or gloom.
The city seems—so still it is—
A slumbering necropolis:
The sheeted mountains, coldly bright,
Shed o'er the scene a spectral light,
Like giants from the tomb.
Yet, murmuring low, the impassioned streams,
Rippling, reflect the moon's pale beams,
As when a maid, with heaving breast,
Dreams of her distant lover—blessed
With true lozie's mutual spark.
For Nature heeds nor time nor tide,
Waits for no counsel, asks no guide
Sazie God, before whose primal ray
Evening and morning blush and say,
"Hail, diamond in the dark!"
—Pacific A*t«£lM gMCKXVU*
J^JHE value of the education that a
V_/ literary and debating society affords
is not entirely realized by the students of
our universities. Many public speakers
have obtained their desire, as well as their
first knowledge of public speaking, from
that source. Many of Canada's statesmen
have obtained the desire and opportunity
to develop their talent for political debate
and their executive ability in the few mock
parliaments they have participated in
while at college. Many lawyers have obtained their initial training in the mock
trials they carried on, in the time free
from their other studies.
Instead, then, of looking on it as a hardship when called upon to participate in a
literary programme, the student should rather
seize every opportunity afforded to develop himself along these lines. Anyone
who neglects these opportunities is most
certainly doing himself a serious injustice,
the effect of which he is sure to feel
sooner or later. In fact, there are few
who have not felt their need of better
facility of expression, despite their age or
No time is like the present for a person
in the cultivation of his literary powers.
Later, when he has passed forth from the
university halls, without freedom of expression and slow of thought, he will find
it more difficult to cultivate that freedom
of mind and speech. Every public appearance will be a burden rather than a pleasure. Neither should any distinction be
made in who should engage himself most
actively in literary work. The science
student is too wont to sneer at these
activities, on the excuse that he will not
need the experience so gained, while in
reality he will probably find his need just
as great in subsequent business as an Arts
graduate. The value to an Arts student
it is needless to dwell upon. To him a
literary education is indispensable.
The aim of our society this year has
been to provide an open field for oratorical  genius   to  find an   outlet.
The executive for this term of the Literary and Debating Society were elected
at the close of the session in April. Some
vacancies were found on the opening of
the session, and it was necessary to elect
a president. Mr. McLean was chosen to
fill the chair, his ability being recognized
from  his  efforts  of  the previous year.
At the opening meeting Principal Robinson delivered a short address on "Hints
Toward Debating," explaining the original
meaning and mapping out a ring for the
oncoming debaters to combat in. The First
Year Science and Second Year Arts opened
the inter-year debates on the subject,
'^Resolved, that Ireland should have Home
Rule." Messrs. Gilbert and Kirkpatrick
were the successful debaters for the
Second Year Arts, while Messrs. Flitton
and Hughes upheld well the negative side
of  the argument.
At our next meeting we were fortunate
enough to secure Dr. Parkins, trustee of
the Rhodes Scholarships, to give us an address. Dr. Parkins gave a striking illustration of the life and associations of an
Oxford University student, mentioning
that out of one committee of seven on
which he served while at Oxford, one was
now Prime Minister of England, one was
editor of England's most influential newspaper, one was a leading dignitary of the
Church, and the others all occupied positions of prominence in England today.
He gave a short account of the life and
accomplishments of Cecil Rhodes and of
the tremendous growth South Africa has
experienced directly through his efforts.
Cecil Rhodes made a fortune out of an unimportant outpost of South Africa, and
left that whole section a flourishing, settled 28
colony, with all the conveniences of modern
The requirements and qualifications for
a Rhodes Scholarship were next explained
and the number of scholarships now distributed annually throughout Canada and
the United States, fitting those best qualified for positions of influence with the
best the Old World affords in the educational advantages of Oxford University.
He left with us that quotation which had
so impressed itself on Cecil Rhodes: "So
much to do,  so little done."
The next inter-year debate then took
place between the First Year Arts and
Second Year Science. Messrs. Mclvor and
Moody upheld successfully the affirmative
for the First Year Arts on the subject,
"Resolved, that Free Trade is More Beneficial to England than Tariff Reform."
Messrs. Chave and Underhill supported the
negative for the Second Year Science, Mr.
Underhill going after the "Free Trade"
grafters   in  vigorous   style.
The annual impromptu speaking feature
of the Literary Society created much interest, as usual, Mr. Holland winning one
of the angel cakes by a theological address
on "Football." Mr. Gilbert discoursed on
"Shakespeare" very fluently, carrying off
the second prize, Mr. A. J. Smith has become a yearly feature, this year electrifying his audience with the subject of the
"Melodrama," moving them first to tears
and then to joy by the wonderful power
of  his   oratorical  genius.
Interest became a little slack at the end
of November, giving place to preparation
for the Christmas exams., and after the
holidays, the college dances caused a short
interim in the work of the society. The
failure of Columbia College to provide a
debating team, after agreeing on a subject, rather disappointed the debating enthusiasts of the college, hankering for more
The Second Year Arts demonstrated
again the fact that they were possessed
of good debating ability by defeating the
Third Year Arts. The subject was: "Resolved, that Heredity is a More Important
Factor in the Make-up of a Man's Character
than Environment." Miss Hardy and Mr.
Cairnes for the negative both produced
excellent material, having advantage of the
affirmative in regard to the number of argu
ments brought forward. Miss Papke and
Mr. Holland spoke well for the Third
Year Arts, more than holding their own
in delivery, but they based the issue on
one or two points which the judges felt
they  had  not  made good.
On February 18 we were favored with
a lecture on "The Forum, Rome," by Prof.
Robertson. Prof. Robertson is well acquainted with the subject, and with the aid
of a number of lantern slides vividly depicted the different scenes and conditions
connected with that ancient "market
The following meeting took the form of
campaign speeches by candidates for Alma
Mater and Literary offices. Some of the
would-be's spoke well, demonstrating their
fitness for office, while others recited neat
excuses of the standard form, appealing
too much to the pity of the McGill electoral body present. There are three good
men up for president of the Literary and
Debating Society for next year, and if
they did not gild their speeches too heavily
we may expect a programme of interest
rivalling   a   vaudeville   performance. J^»HE annual contest between the Van-
V_V couver Law Students and the McGill
orators took place on the evening of March
4, in the Aberdeen School auditorium. Owing to the fact that the Literary and Debating Society had held a college championship debate the night before, and that the
Ladies' Literary Society were holding their
closing meeting the following evening, the
audience was very small, and as a consequence, perhaps, the exhibition of oratorical  powers was poor  in  the extreme.
The Law Students were represented by
three very able men—Mr. Haskens, Mr.
Clayton and Mr. Maitland. Mr. Gilbert,
Mr. Mclvor and Mr. Holland spoke for
McGill. The affirmative of the question,
"Resolved, that the Stage of Today is of
Moral Benefit to Society," was upheld by
the Law Students.
Mr. Haskens, who distinguished himself
on the platform in his high-school career,
proved a disappointment to his old friends
and admirers. Walter, as he frankly
avowed, had not been able to prepare his
subject as well as he would have liked,
and relied too much on his notes, but apart
from that he made a very good speech, presenting his arguments clearly and forcibly.
Mr. Gilbert—Reginald—with one hand
holding down his voluminous notes, arose
"to open the case for the negative." In
the course of a very well-delivered speech
he suggested that Walter was laboring under a distinct delusion, and after incidentally
exposing a few of his opponent's fallacies
he produced some very good points of his
own, driving them home by good, typical
illustra'ions. Mr. Gilbert, as a very young
speaker, shows excellent promise.
Mr. Clayton delivered a very clear and
forcible speech, clearly demonstrating that
he is an old-stager at the game.
Mr. Mclvor, McGill's popular theologian,
attacked his opponent vigorously. He has
an evident sincerity and strength of purpose
about him which make his arguments very
effective. He worked up to his denouement with his old-time skill, finishing with
such a peroration as seemed to leave no
doubt as to the result of the debate. The
few McGill supporters were jubilant, feeling
that the question was decided. But as the
policeman said, "Not quite so fast, my
friend; not quite so fast."
Mr. Maitland, the clever and enterprising
president of the Law Students, rose to
reply,  and  as with  Pater  ..Eneas, all  eyes
were intently fixed upon him. It was a
hard proposition Mr. Maitland had to face,
and boldly he fronted it. Point after point
he met, grappled with and overthrew; flaw
after flaw he graphically exposed. Hisl
genial manner and eloquence won the admiration of all. In short, when Pat had
finished speaking joyful excitement prevailed in the camp of the enemy—the odds
were even.
It remained for Mr. Holland, the leader
of the negative, to show to whom the palm
of victory was to be awarded. The excitement in the room was intense, but o'er the
face of our Cicero not a trace of anxiety
appeared. He spoke quietly and easily,
mustering and summing up, and when he
sat down the careful observer knew too
well what the result would be.
In vain did Mr. Maitland, in a brilliant
reply, try to ward off defeat. The evidence
for the defence was overwhelming, and the
case was decided accordingly. This win for
McGill, so to speak, equalizes the score between these two opponents, and both sides
are looking forward with interest to the
keenest kind of a contest when they meet
again next year. §^iss^74 I
[OME time during the first month of
each college year a notice is posted
which, to the uninitiated, gives rise to a
good deal of speculation.
The notice usually reads something like
"A general meeting of the Alma Mater
Society will be held," etc., etc.
What is the Alma Mater Society, anyway?
Some are curious enough to ask a Sophomore, and thus become at least partially
enlightened; others go to the meeting
either out of curiosity or because everybody
else goes, where they hear one or two resolutions passed, and then listen to addresses
on such subjects as "College Spirit" and
"Loyalty"—indulged in by certain members
of the faculty.
By the time the A. M. dance comes round
some idea of the scope of the society is
realized, but it is not till some altercation
arises between the executive and certain of
the students that her full power and importance are appreciated—or otherwise! Such
altercations, however, usually result in a
much better understanding between students and executive. For instance: This
year   the   Freshmen   made   something   like
$100 at their dance, and were quite indignant when the Alma Mater Society claimed
it. The claim was not unreasonable, however, for in giving its consent the society
undertook to make good any financial loss
entailed by the promoters. Then, again, the
dance was essentially a college function, and
without the name of "McGill" could not
have been the success it was.
Most important of all, the constitution
stated—though not clearly enough—that all
money obtained through any college function should be controlled by the executive.
This little disturbance, though causing a
good deal of high feeling at the time, has
brought at least one good result, viz.: the
Freshmen in handing over the coin showed
that they trusted the executive, and surely
that trust has not been abused.
The work of the executive has not been
confined entirely to taking in money, for
early in the year, realizing that it is more
blessed to give than to receive, sixty dollars
was granted to the ladies for the purpose
of starting a Badminton Club. The result
has been twofold, for not only have many
of the ladies improved vastly in physical
ability, but also many of the gentlemen have
found a much better way of spending the
afternoons than attending dime shows. This
is not written with the idea of disparaging
the ladies, but rather to show the good taste
of the men.
The Ladies' Literary and Debating Society also received a substantial grant, in all
about $35(?), and anyone who has taken
the trouble to follow the work of this organization cannot help admiring the energy and
spirit with which affairs have been conducted. Weekly meetings have been held for
the benefit of the members, and a splendid
open entertainment was given on March 3,
which reflected great credit on all concerned.
At the beginning of the season the Rugby
Club was voted $25 to cover expenses, such
as purchasing footballs, etc.; this was later
increased by $10 to pay for the use of the
Horse Show Building, and still later by $46
to carry the team to Victoria. Result?
Phenomenal increase in Victoria's trade.
The Rugby Club has, however, done a lot
of good work, for besides building up brawn
and muscle, training the eye to be accurate
and the action swift, she has cultivated the
material  for  a  winning team   next  season.
For the amount expended the Literary and 32
Debating Society has done very creditably;
but it is a pity that the amount was not
more than $10 (?).
After many stormy sittings the executive
granted the Philosophic Society its constitution.
The objects of the society were praiseworthy enough—namely, the discussion of
philosophic questions amongst those who
were interested; but when a large public
meeting was announced, taking the form of
a social entertainment, the faculty used their
influence in the Alma Mater and asked the
Philosophic Society to cancel it.
To help the new organization along, and
to show that there was no further ill-feeling, the Alma Mater executive granted them
expenses which amounted to $6.50.
An event of importance conducted by the
executive was the Alma Mater dance. Although a loss of about $15 was entailed the
dance was a tremendous social success and
many congratulations were received by the
One great disappointment we have suffered—namely, the failure of the Washington men to meet our challenge for a track-
meet and debate.    The fault, however, lies
on neither side. They had already arranged
a meet for the end of May, and as our latest date was March 25, they could not keep
a team together for two months.
In looking back over the past year, surely
it is not difficult to see what this society has
accomplished. Alma Mater — Nourishing
Mother—has she not nourished all departments of college life to the best of her
ability? Some there are who say, "Too
much red tape and hot air," but let them
remember there never was government yet
without such adjuncts. Let us then look
rather to her virtues than her failings, that
in after-years, when looking back, our minds
may hold in loving memory our old Alma
IN the last week of February. 1911,
the Dialectic and Philosophic Society
of McGill University College, B. C, had
its birth. The aim of the society is twofold:  first, to further promote the literary
spirit in the college; and second, to encourage the discussion of philosophic
questions and life problems among the
members. Owing to a complication of
dates it was found necessary to hold the
opening meeting of the new organization jointly with the Literary Society of
the college, and the result proved to be a
most successful and enjoyable evening.
As the term was drawing to a close at
its inception the new society could only
hope at the most to give the good work
an impetus which would enable them in
the coming year to accomplish great things.
Those interested are looking forward san-
guinely to see the Dialectic and Philosophic Society in 1912 meet with considerable
The following is a list of the officers:
Hon. President, A. H. Sovereign, M.A.,
B.D.; Hon. Vice-president, James Henderson, M.A.; President, Angus M. Mclvor;
1st Vice-president, R. Rowe Holland; 2nd
Vice-president, C. O. Scott; 3rd Vice-
president, R. H. Gilbert; Secretary, H. A.
McNaughton; Treasurer, S. D. Scott;
Marshall, Basil Sawers. McGILL   ANNUAL
O  what  can  ail thee,  fair freshette,
Alone  and sadly loitering?
No profs  are left upon the scene;
No smithies sing.
0 what can ail thee, sobbing maid,
So  mournful   and  so  woe-begone?
The  homeward-going  street-car's   full,
And lecture's done.
1 see a frown upon thy brow
(Thou long'st for supper, overdue);
And on thy smudgy cheek a tear
Fast droppeth, too.
"I met a play-mate in the hall",
With merry glee  at me she smiled;
Her hands  she waved, while with delight
. Her  eyes  were wild.
"O wait a moment,  Lizzie dear,
Mamma  has  given  me   ten   cents";
So hand-in-hand we went for tudge,
With joy intense.
She  took me to the  candy store,
She bought me sticks of toffee sweet,
And  there  we   sat  and  sighed  for  more
Nut bars to eat.
She said Good-bye, and then I found
I'd   lost   my   street-car   ticket   brown
Which daddy gave me; and then sought
It  up  and  down.
Here comes a generous Soph'more, child,
Who  swaggers  down the  stairs.
His hands are jingling copper coins,
Quite  unawares.
So   now  you   need   not   sojourn   here
Alone  and sadly loitering,
Adieu, I've got to catch my tram,
I am the old red college,
Ivy creeps o'er my walls,
Pigeons croon on my window-sills,
Maidens laugh in my halls;
Years slip on like dreams
With never a thought of me,
But their memory clings to the time-stained things
That have watched them silently.
Then give me a cheer, ye men of a year—
And maidens, give me a tear!
Time has taught me your "Language,"
My thoughts with the "Poets" soar,
My dim walls reek with invisible "Greek,
And with ancient "Latin" lore;
So I have pondered your "Problems,"
I have listened long and well,
And in your examinations,
Oh, how I have longed to tell!
Then give me a cheer, ye men of a year—
And maidens, give me a tear!
The echoes of all your songs
In my cobwebbed corners lie,
And the whistling tunes will never
In my shadowed hallways die;
But better than voices young,
And the laughter I love so well,
Is the buoyant swing, and the manly ring
Of your grand old college yell.
Then give me a cheer, ye men of a year—
And maidens, give me a tear!
—Ethelwyn Harris ^/QCieTY
Alma Mater Dance.
The Third Annual Dance under the
auspices of the Alma Mater Society was
held in Lester Hall on Friday, November
11, 1910.
The students' activities on the sporting
field were well represented in the decorations. Around the walls were hung footballs and hockey sticks, while each class
was represented by its pennant. Smaller
banners   were   draped   about   these.
The table presented an inviting appearance while the tasty supper was being
served about midnight. Harpur's orchestra furnished delightful music.    The guests
departed at an early hour in the morning.
The dance was a decided social success, and reflected credit on the committee
in charge: Miss Schwengers, Miss Morgan, Miss De Pencier and Messrs. Draper,
Stone, Sawers, O'Brien, McNaughton, Sargent,  Baldwin, Hodsdon and  Stewart.
The patronesses were: Mrs. L. F.
Robertson, Mrs. H. K. Dutcher and Mrs.
W.   P.  Argue.
Freshman Dance.
The   Third    Annual    Freshman    Dance
was   held   at   Lester   Hall  on   the   evening
of Friday, January 27, 1911. The event
was a great success, and reflected much
credit on the committee which was superintended by Miss Bodie and Messrs.Ney,
McTavish and Hodsdon. The hall was
prettily decorated with college pennants,
interspersed with class banners. The
dance broke up at an early hour, after a
most enjoyable evening had been spent
by the guests. The Reception Committee
was composed of the Misses Bodie, Rogers, Todhunter, and Morgan; and Messrs.
Ney, McTavish, Hodsdon, Flitton, Moodie,
Ross, and Beveridge. The patronesses
were Mesdames Davidson, Dutcher and
Brydone-Jack. McGILL   ANNUAL
Arts '13.
CHE second year of Arts '13's academic
career is almost completed—a year,
as I am sure we all feel, of great profit
and pleasure. Perhaps to our more matured intellects even the profit may be
termed a pleasure. Pleasure undefiled,
however, has shown itself at the three parties held by the class, to all of which invitations were sent to all the old members
of Arts '13, to Science '13, and to Arts '12.
The Hallowe'en party was held in Kit-
silano, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert, where considerable merriment was
caused by the bats and black cats, and by
the costumes of the students, who were
dressed to represent popular songs. The
evening passed quickly in games and contests, the party breaking up after a short
dance,  in  time to  catch  the midnight  car.
A very jolly Christmas party, 'mid holly
and mistletoe, was held at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Bodie, Fairview. A highly instructive address on "Mistletoe" was delivered by the eloquent Mr. Holland, who
called upon our gallant Mr. Gilbert for
illustrations. Wills were drawn up, which
at the death of the testators will add much
valuable property, in the way of cribs,
highly-colored ties, etc., to the possessions
of  the  beneficiaries.
On the evening of February 13, 1911, the.
students of Arts '13 held a Valentine party
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kirkpatrick,
Dundas street. Dancing was the chief
amusement of the evening and was enjoyed by nearly all. There were also many
very interesting contests during the evening. The party broke up in time to get
the last car, a most enjoyable evening having been passed by all.
* *    *
In February the ladies of Arts '13 entertained the ladies of the college at a very
appreciative rendering of a mock faculty
meeting. Each lady of the class took the
part of one of the professors and many
weighty subjects were discussed with great
wisdom. After the meeting refreshments
were served, and a pleasant hour was spent
in  music  and  dancing.
* *    *
Arts '14 Party.
J^^HE members of the Freshman Arts
\J Class were right royally entertained
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Beveridge,
Third avenue and Balsam street, during
November. The affair went off with
great eclat, the fifty present enjoying
themselves   to   the   utmost.
The guests had been instructed beforehand to wear an emblem suggesting the
title of some popular book, and the evening's fun was commenced by a guessing
contest. Miss I. Vermilyea was the winner of  the  lady's  prize—a handsome  copy
of "The Little Minister"—and her partner,
Mr. J. H. Buchanan, was awarded a copy
cf "Red Rock." Mr. D. L. McNeill
and his partner, Miss Ireland, were given
an elementary work on the alphabet, commonly known as "A B C," in appreciation
of   their   efforts.
Next in order was the highly amusing
game of "Shaving," undertaken by the lady
members of the class. Then our staid and
sober brother Mackenzie distinguished
himself in the role of one of our honored
professors, his quiet humor almost excelling that of the learned gentleman himself. His duty was to read aloud and comment upon paragraphs written earlier in
the evening by various members of the
class. The paragraphs were of a personal
nature and were greeted with great laughter   by   all.
Another member of the class, Mr.
Taylor, gained fame in a sewing contest.
He and his partner, Miss Carruthers, received handsome pennants as the reward
of  their  skill.
After having supper, all enjoyed the rest
of the evening in dancing and singing
songs, ending with singing "Auld Lang
Syne," and the good old strains of "Hi,
Yi," etc., led by that promising youth, Bill
A hearty vote of thanks was tendered
to Mr. and Mrs. Beveridge for their kindness  and  hospitality. A BIRD'S-EYE VIEW FROM GROUSE
HOR an hour the sun has been shining
on the clouds that roll beneath and
sweep along in a dazzling pageantry of
greens, blues, and yellows. But now the
breeze makes huge rents in this gauzy
carpet, and as these widen and the scene
below is spread before us
.   "The wandering eye could o'er it go
And mark the distant city glow
With splendor red"
as the fast-fading sunlight is caught and
reflected   in   every   bright   object.
As "pale purple even" approaches the
scene changes to an endless panorama of
blues shading from deep amethyst to hazy
Directly below, North Vancouver lies
snuggled at the base of the mountains,
separated from the city itself by the Inlet,
which threads its way inland, turns, and
is lost from view in the mountains. The
bustle of the city is hushed—it lies like
a giant asleep, the smoke from half a
million hearths spreads over it like a veil
protecting it from the last shafts of sunlight.
Beyond is the Fraser river, winding its
silver arms lovingly around its small
islands, bidding them farewell before it
joins the sea beyond. Suddenly the city
flashes out, illuminated with row upon
row of lights, stretching in horizontal
lines from the  sea shore far up the Inlet.
Across the ocean the lights of Nanai-
mo twinkle a greeting. As we stand,
seemingly suspended between the stars
above and their reflections below do we
wonder   that   we   have   entered   Fairyland.
J^^HE boat has entered the wide gate-
\^J way—the left pillar of which is
Point Atkinson and the right Point Grey
—and before us opens out a calm expanse
of blue from which the morning mist
rises shimmering, a gauzy scarf studded
with a myriad jewels.
On the left, mountains lightly tipped
with snow stretch in line far up as the
eye can follow. On the other side the
shore sweeps in and around, giving to
the whole the appearance of a large lake,
so   still  and   calm  does   the  sea   lie.    One
can see the residences of the city rise
tier upon tier as the land slopes upward.
As we approach that curious join where
the hazy gray of the mountains seem to
meet the dark green of the lowland, the
ever-changing water takes the likeness
of a river, and at stated intervals besieges
this small opening with the force of a
giant battering ram. The whole ocean
seems to be thrashing its way inward,
and from ithe right a torrent rushing
down 'twixt a great rent in the mountains,
adds its strength to the thundering waters.
Out of this turmoil runs a cool, gray arm
widening and stretching lazily far inland,
until it is lost to view in the pearly mists.
Surely that cannot be Vancouver lying
just beneath the mountains, which at this
hour cast long shadows over its stores
and dwellings. No, for we round a point
on our right and before us is the city
"Now doth like a garment
Wear the beauty of the morning,"
and from its snug harbour stretches far
up the south bank of the Inlet, facing the
mountains on the other shore.      A. A. S. "0 WAD SOME POWER"
The quotations in this department are not complimentary, but rather do they attempt to
point out the most salient characteristic of their subject; thus they may seem to contain, in
the words of Dekker, "an ounce of gall for every dram of honey." When reading them,
remember, with La Rochefoucauld, that "little minds are too much hurt by little things,"
and, dear reader, if any of the remarks do not please you, our defence is that of Theognis,
who says," Not even Zeus pleases everybody." If, before denying any of the insinuations,
you pause a moment, probably you will then say with Sheridan,"/ own the soft impeachment."
"Here are a few of the unpleasant'st
words that ever blotted paper."—Shak-
The Governors—
"Wise, pious founders  of colleges."
—Izaak  Walton.
The Faculty—
"A   company   of   wise   ones."
—The Hetropadesa.
"All   of   us,   inhabitants,   slaves   before
thee   bend."—Iskender-Nama.
"If  ye  be wise,  adore  and  worship  it."
The Principal—
"The   universal   voice
Declares   the   splendor  of   my   government."—Jemshed.
"Thou  art  great  as  king can  be,
Boundless in thy majesty."—Kae-Kaus.
The  Registrar—
"There   seemed  in   him
Knowledge   and   goodness   eminent."
"He  keeps the  hated register."—Kavah.
The Alma  Mater  Executive—
"To   follow   foolish   precedent   and   to
With  both  our  eyes  is  easier  than  to
The Arts  Students—
"Curse  on   your   shallow   arts."
—Hannah   Moore.
"Trust   never   a   Bachelor    of   Arts    of
them   all."—Dekker.
The Science Students—
"Seek not  unnatural  strife,  but  cherish
"His   leathern   apron   for   a   banner,
The sacred banner of the blacksmith."
"Men  of   science,  work."—Huxley.
The Football Team—
"For  their size  possess  great  muscular
"Go,  call  a  coach,  and  let  a  coach  be
Ladies' Hockey Team—
"As full  of  sweets,  as  sweet  of sweets
is   full."—Robert   Greene.
Dialectic and  Philosophic  Society—
"All  upstarts,   insolent   in   place."—Gay.
"There  are  more  things  in  heaven and
earth,   Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in our philosophy."
—Shakspere. 40
Ladies' Literary and Debating Society—        Prof. H d n—
" 'Tis  man  we   love."—Pope. "Besides, he was a shrewd philosopher,
"The   virtuous   sweets."—Shakspere. And   had   read   every   text   and   gloss-
w ^.,,  T.-U1    ^i over."—Butler.
McGill Bible Class—
"The business of their lives, that is, to
"Men  together  should  go  to meat."
—Robert  de  Brunne.
"A ravenous pack,
Of  fresh  provisions  had   no  lack."
—Hans Sachs.
Literary  and   Debating  Society—
"An entertainment very little above the
rattles of children."—Thos. Clayton.
"The boast and wonder of the school."
The Freshmen—
"Looking   rather   green."—Saxe.
"Leave off these toyes in tyme."
—Percy's Reliques.
"So  fresh  and green."—Walt Whitman.
"At     sixteen     the     conscience     rarely
Laboratory Workers—
"Brewers   of   noisome   purgations."
"The black robes well your form befit."
—Odes  of Ch'ing.
Scott  Brothers—
"Two   lovely   berries,   moulded   on   one     m. G. ARMYTAGE—Secretary Track Club.
stem."—Shakspere. "A flaxen-haired, sweet, quiet boy."
"Comparisons  are odious."—Ibid. —Farland.
Prof. R n—
"Can  wisely  tell  the  hour  of day
The  clock  does   strike,  by Algebra."
"Placed on his  chair of state he seems
a god,
While Sophs and Freshmen tremble at
his  nod."—Byron.
Prof. R 1 n—
"From me, young man, learn nobleness
of  soul  and   true   effort."—Virgil.
"The   larger   heart,   the   kindlier  hand."
"Easy,   affable,  familiar,   friendly."
Prof. H y— —Rowe.
"Who know me not, deem me a scholar."
—Odes  of Wee.
"I will  not hear thee  speak."
Prof. Mc n- -Shakspere.
"I   am   traduced  by  tongues."
"Quotes  verses from  Horace."
p    -   q .  —Alphonse  Daudet.
"The  Frenchman,  easy, debonnaire, and
Prof. D n—
"Let thy hair grow thick and bushy,
like   a   forest   or   some  wilderness."
"He   called   the  hidden  to  the  light  of
day."—Moses  ben  Nachman.
Prof. M n—
"And   all   around  he prowled."
—Hans Sachs. ARTS
Edward  C. Muddell  ("Ed")  —
President Arts '12.
"He says but little, with himself communing."—Snorra Edda.
Miss Alice Corry. — Associate
Editor "Annual", Vice-president Ladies' Literary and
Debating Society.
"She    blushes    like    the    rich
pomegranate  flower."—Rudabet.
Miss Greggs. — Sport Editor
"Annual"; Vice - president
Ladies' Literary and Debating Society; Secretary-treasurer Hockey Club; Member
Hockey Team.
A dark-eyed, dark-haired, winsome  lass."—Thorne.
R. Rowe Holland ("Bones").—
Editor-in-chief "Annual"; Representative College Debater;
Representative Class Debater; Member Dickens Club-
Executive; Member Literary
and Debating Society Executive.
"A man  who can write."
—W. H. Hudson.
"Grac'd   as   thou art with all
the   pow'r   of   words."—Pope.
Miss    Edna    Lehman—Member
Arts  '12  Class   Committee.
"In   modest  maiden  fashion
"She blushed a little space."
—The Nibelungenlied.
Miss     Erna     Papke. — Captain
Hockey Team.
"The    lady    from    over    the
R. Draper ("Dickie") — President Alma Mater Society;
Secretary Football Club;
Member Alma Mater Dance
"A   youth,   intelligent   and  of
good  disposition."—Sadi.
B. L. Sawers ("Bazoo").—Marshal Alma Mater Society;
Marshal Dialectic and Philosophic Society; President
Football Club; Science Reporter; Joke Editor Annual;
Alma Mater Dance Committee.
"Unskilled in speech, though
brave in  soul."—Pindar.
"Graceful, delicate songs flitted each morning from his
lips."—C. Augustin Sainte Beuve.
H. G. Stone ("Stones")—Treasurer Alma Mater Society;
President Track Club; Captain Track Team; Vice-president Football Club; Alma
Mater Dance Committee;
Member Basketball Team.
"He  ran  quickly."
—Henryk Sienkiewicz.
"A  lusty  youth, and  high  he
leapes."—Percy's   Reliques.
E.   Chave.—Secretary   Literary
and Debating Society;  Secretary Science '13.
"Study   is   like   the   heaven's
glorious sun."—Shakspere.
J. Cerson ("Kit")—President
Science '13; Vice-president
Football Club; Vice-captain
Football  Team.
"A bold, bad man."—Spenser.
Bell ("Ding-Dong") — Tobacconist extraordinary to the
"The thick and manly down
His blackening chin began to
J.   T.   Underhill   ("Jimmie")  —
Captain Football Team; Sport
Editor  "Annual".
" 'Tis  strongly  made  and for
its size
Its   weight   will   cause   you
some  surprise."
"O for a coach, ye gods!"
J.    G.    McRae    ("Jaygee")  —
Science Representative Football Club; Member Football
"A   lion    among   ladies  is   a
most dreadful thing."
Lyche  ("Bug")—Member  Football Team.
"He  had  a  face  like  a  benediction."-—Cervantes.
C.     O'Brien     ("Pat")—Has     a
brother called Mike; Member
Football Team: Member
Alma Mater Dance Committee.
"Sits the wind in that quarter."
"He     was     ever     precise     in
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ARTS '13
S. G. Baldwin ("Fat")—President Arts
'13; Captain Basketball Team; Member "Annual" Managing Staff; Arts
Representative Football Club; Member
Football Team; Alma Mater Dance
"The   Ass   knows   seven   ways   of  swimming"—Armenian   Proverb.
"What a curse to be born with such hair."
—Samuel Warren.
H. A. Barrett ("Murphy")—Alumni Editor
"Annual"; Arts '13 Class Committee.
"So shy that his voice blushed when he
used it."—Fitch.
E. Busby—Member Football Team; Member
Basketball Team.
"Of what use are these prickly hairs that
garnish thy chin?"—J.  H.  B. Saintene.
Miss Alice Keenleyside—Executive  Ladies'
Literary and  Debating Society;   Member
Badminton Club."
"Her   looks   do   argue   her   replete   with
Miss W. De Pencier—Vice-president Alma
Mater;   Vice-president Arts '13; Society
Editor   "Annual";   Alma   Mater   Dance
"Pale,   statue-like,   and   fair."—Byron.
R. G. Dunbar ("Gladys")—Arts Solo Pianist
(one   finger  specialist).
"Whilst   I   view  the  youthful  throng
Fancy   whispers   I   am   young."
"How   ugly  is   a   bald  pate."—Dekker.
D.   S.   Forster   ("David")—Secretary   Arts
"Tho'  modest,   on   his   unembarrassed
Nature  has  written  gentleman."
R. H. Gilbert ("Fusser")—Vice-president"
Dialectic and Philosophic Society; Associate Editor "Annual"; Dickens Club Executive; Representative College Debater;
Representative Class Debater; Arts '13
Class Committee.
"The  fickleness  of the women  I  love is
only equalled by the constancy of the women   who   love   me."—The   Philanderer.'
"His   tott'ring,   trembling  limbs   advance
And try the long-forgotten  dance."   '
Miss  Nerta  Hardy—President  Ladies'  Literary   and   Debating   Society;    Literary
Editor  "Annual";    Representative  Class
Debater;     Vice-president    Literary   and
Debating Society.
"In  virtues   nothing could  surpass  her
Save   thine   incomparable   oil   Macassar."
"Saints only have  such long faces."
F.    C.    Davison ("Frankie")—Art    Editor
"And marvels with  his pencil wrought."
"With   busy   pencil   draws   designs."   —
Earl      Alexander      Brander      Theosophus
Kirkpatrick—Secretary Alma Mater; Business   Manager   "Annual";   Representative
Class Debater.
"Which is in itself an insufficient name."
—R.   H.   Stoddard.
"Crowned  with   a  crimson  cupola."
—Mrs.   Browning.
H. A. McNaughton ("Mac")—Literary
Editor "Annual"; Secretary Dialectic and
Philosophic Society; Personal Quotation
Editor "Annual"; Dickens Club Executive;
Alma Mater Dance Committee; Representative Class Debater.
"I   am   here,   oh!   my   friend,   idle,   but
learning   wisdom."—A.   H.   Clough.
"A  man   of pleasure."—Young.
C.    O.    Scott   ("See   Oh")—Vice-president
Dialectic      and      Philosophic     Society;
Dickens   Club   Executive.
"Born  a twin."—Byron.
S. D. Scott ("Essdee")—Treasurer Dialectic and Philosophic Society; Dickens
Club Executive; Representative Class
"His face was very long."—Borrow.
"He   never  came  a  wink too   soon."
R. Sargent ("Neckshave")—Society Editor
"Annual"; Alma Mater Dance Committee.
"I   give   thee   sixpence!    I   will   see   thee
damned  first."—Canning.
"Gall, worse  than gall."—Shakspere.  McGILL   ANNUAL
Miss    Ada    Schwengers—Literary   Editor
"Annual";  Member Hockey Team; Alma
Mater Dance  Committee.
"And   sweetly   sings,   with   accent   clear
and   strong."—The   Ramayana  Valmiki.
ARTS '14.
Miss Isabel Bodie—Vice-president Arts '14;
Freshman   Dance   Committee.
"I'd  rather gang supperless  tae my bed
Than get up in the morning early."
W.   Beveridge   ("Bill")—Assistant   College
Marshal;    Freshman   Dance   Committee.
"A welcome bill."—Kilvert.
W.   L.   Frame   ("Harvard   Bill")—Official
Class   Mathematician.
"Truly  f think  my  cousin  William  is   a
B.   H.   Howell   ("Benj.")—Managing   staff
"O   that this  too,  too  solid  flesh  would
Miss   Clovis   Morgan—Alma   Mater   Dance
Committee;    Freshman   Dance   Committee;  Member Hockey Team.
"Her  hair  that  lay  along  her  back
Was  yellow  like  ripe  corn."
—Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
"Say, what can  Chloe want?    She wants
a   heart."—Pope.
Miss  L.  Macdonald—
'   "She's pretty to walk with,
She's witty to talk with,
And  pleasant  with  it  all."
A. M. Mclvor ("Brother")—Representative
College   Debater;    Representative  Class
"At  one  time  he  had  lots  of hair,
But,   alas!   it's    gone    to    God   knows
McKenzie—Representative   Class   Debater.
"A hugye giaunt, stiffe and starke."
—Sir Cauline.
J.   McLean   ("John")—President   Arts '14;
President       Literary      and      Debating
"He said: 'Be not in a hurry!'"
"Leave  this  keen  encounter  of  our wits
And    fall    somewhat    into    a    slower
C. H. McTavish ("Angel Face")—Secretary
Arts  '14;    Freshman  Dance   Committee.
"There   before   me   stood   a   moon-faced
"The courteous angel-face."
—Joost van den Vondel.
Miss G. Rogers—Secretary Ladies' Literary and Debating Society; Member
Hockey Team; Freshman Dance Committee; Captain Ladies'Basketball Team.
"So   graceful   in   her  movements  and   so
D.  Ross  ("Dug")—Freshman  Dance  Committee; Member Football Team.
"A head all hid in hair gives even to a
most wicked face a sweet proportion."
Miss Jessie  Todhunter—
"All about spreads her dark hair."
"A fair young woman with large  eyes."
—Jogadhya Uma.
Miss I. Vermilyea—
"A scholar, and a ripe and good one."
H. Appleton ("Pip")—Plays Football Team.
"Athlete and player have I grown."
R. Buck ("Saw")—
"A male, dear, a male."
—What  Katy Did.
Miss Carruthers—
"So  graceful  in   her   movements  and   so
H. Echardt ("Dutch")—Champion Inter-
Collegiate Pole-Vaulter of British Columbia.
"The Irish, the Irish, they don't amount
to much,
But they're a ."
Miss L. Greggs—
"But she was more than usual  calm—
She did not give a single dam."
—Marjorie   Fleming.  McGILL   ANNUAL
Arts '14—Continued.
Miss B. Hosang—
"So young and bright."
Genji Monogatara.
McNeill   ("Mac")—Plays   Football   Team;
Champion   Inter-Collegiate   half-miler   of
British Columbia.
"Swift are his feet."—Odes of T'se.
G. Upham ("Uppie")—
"He seems to have strange influence."
Collier   ("Coll")—
"He   was   endowed   with   excellence   and
judgment and an inclination to asceticism."
G. A. Earl  ("Duke")—
"An earl, but otherwise above reproach."
A. Fisher ("Fish")—
"Here's   a  fair,  decent  sort of fellow."
R. C. Fullerton ("Beau")—
"All the threads of my hair are golden."
H. G. Henderson ("Hen")—
"Of what use are those prickly hairs that
garnish  thy chin?"—Saintine.
F. Holland ("Fred")—
"I know many songs, but I cannot sing."
—Armenian Proverb.
"What hideous noise was that?"
G. A. Ingram ("Inkie")—
"For a better man of hart, ne'er of hande
"Was not in all the North Countree."
—Percy's  Reliques.
C. Muir ("Cease")—Mumps monger to the
College;  Member  Football Team.
"That  dire disease whose ruthless power
Withers the beauty's transient flower."
J. Mellish ("Big Pard")—
"For sure he was  not of my minde,
He cared not for women-kind."
—Percy's Reliques.
E. R. Taylor ("Sartor")—
"Running  is also  an  art."
—Armenian Proverb.
S. White ("Snow")—
"Behold   the   child."—Pope.
"There's not a hair in my moustaches."
R. Bell-Irving ("Bo")—President Science
"A  Robyn, jolly Robyn."—Jeptha, Judge
of Israel.
Flytton ("Flitts")—Representative Class
Debater; Official Science Hydrograph-
er;   Freshman Dance  Committee.
"Experience joined with common sense."
—Matthew  Green.
D. Hodsdon ("Lickedalogger")—Freshman
Dance  Committee.
"But let forgetful silence veil
In her cold dews the boastful tale."
C.  Hughes  ("Purphy")—Science  Reporter;
Representative   Class  Debater.
"Some  men  are  born  to  feast."—Joanna
I. J. McNaughton ("Mac")—Science Pianist; President Science '14 Debating
"Give   me   some   music."—Shakspere.
Ney ("Kid")—Freshman Dance Committee;   Member  Football Team.
"O'ersporting Kyd."—Ben  Jonson.
R. S. Perry ("Rolf")—Vice-president Track
Club;    Vice-captain  Track Team.
Scott ("Scottie")—President Science Bible
Research Society; Captain fishing smack
"Bella  Coola."
"Pray   keep   the   pretty   plaything  still."
C. Stewart ("Poolshark")—Member Football Team; next season Captain Football Team.
"Fill me with the old familiar juices."
—Omar Khayyam. 50
v-[-' T is with a feeling of gratification that
I_^ we note the successes and the general
good work of ex-members of our college.
Reports show that they are maintaining a
credi'able position in other colleges where
they are now attending.
Mr. A. E. Boak, who was one of our most
popular professors, is taking a post-graduate
course in Classics at Harvard University.
Mr. Boak always took a keen interest in
athletics and was a star on the football field.
He is not playing this year as there is no
post-graduate team at Harvard, but some,
of his spare time he now devotes to sculling.
If Mr. Boak decides to rejoin the faculty
on the completion of his studies at Harvard
he will receive a hearty welcome.
We have now four Rhodes Scholars in
England—Dr. Donaldson, Israel Rubinowitz,
Harry Logan and Arthur Yates. They are
indeed setting a high standard for our future
Rhodes Scholars.
Dr. Donaldson, B.A., M.D., M.B., B.C.L.
(Oxon), M.R.C.S. (Eng.), L.R.C.P. (Lon.)
is our first Rhodes Scholar. He has not belied the promise he gave all through his
earlier training, and as a man has made a
name for himself. He is certainly a credit
to his Alma Mater. Dr. Donaldson has always been a rugby enthusiast, besides a
champion at the 100 and 220 yards. At present he is  senior house physician at the St.
Thomas's Hospital, London, having just accepted the position. Whether or not this
will alter his plan of coming back to Vancouver in a year's time is hard to say, but
when he does come to practise in our city
Our third Rhodes Scholar
he  will  certainly be  an  acquisition  to  the-
medical profession.
Although never a member of our college,
Israel Rubinowitz took his three years in the
city High School, and then the B.A. course
at McGill, where he won the Rhodes Schol
arship for British Columbia. Mr. Rubinowitz has for the last year or so been practising law in London, England, where he has
handled successfully a considerable number
of cases. We may see him back here at no
very  distant date.
Our third Rhodes Scholar, Harry T. Logan, after a successful career at McGill,
where he won a number of scholarships, has
been finishing a classical course at St. John's
College, Oxford, meeting with the same successes there as at McGill. Besides being a
brilliant scholar Harry is an athlete of no
mean ability. He is one of the best collegians at the half-mile distance and made his
college track team in a meet with Dublin
University. He also plays home on the Oxford lacrosse team. "Lackers," by the way,
is the English for lacrosse. His finals come
up this summer and we can look for him
here about August.
Arthur Yates, who qualified as a Rhodes
Scholar two years ago, is studying law in
St. John's College, Oxford, and he and
Harry Logan are on the same staircase. Mr.
Yates is taking his B.A. examination in law
this spring, and next summer his B. Civil
Law examination, which will entitle him to
practise. Arthur, strange enough to say,
considering the fact that he was once an
enthusiast of the game, does not now play
rugger at all. He has gone in for "lackers"
and hockey, and has indeed made good in
each game. He is secretary of the Oxford
lacrosse team, which means that the captaincy  will  fall   to   him   next  year.     He  is McGILL   ANNUAL
al--.o a member of the Oxford hockey team,
which won the championship of Europe this
year. It is just possible Arthur will take a
trip to Canada this summer.
Of the graduating class Arts '10 at McGill there were four members from British
Columbia. Miss Olive McWhinnie, who led
all McGill, is now enjoying domestic bliss.
She is the wife of Mr. Neville Smith, another
M. B. C. man.
A. C. Skaling is studying law in this city
with Taylor, Harvey and Baird.
At present V. Z. Manning is following the
profession of school-teaching up at Matsqui.
Roy G. Phipps, like A. C. Skaling, is
studying law. He is with McEvoy, Whiteside and Robertson.
This year there are fifteen British Columbia students in the Arts graduating class at
McGill—J. V. MacLeod, J. B. Boyd, A. J.
Knowling, G. Lindsay, S. D. Meadows, G. S.
Selman, A. R. Thompson and O. J. Thomas.
In the Royal Victoria College (Montreal)
the Misses M. Dixon, L. Howell, L. Letvin-
off, H. E. McLeod, E. L. Paterson, M. Smith
and J. T. Willett. All the class, without exception, did well in the Christmas examinations, were always near the top, and often
headed the lists. The prospects for April
are very bright and a good record is expected. None of the members boasts of
great success in athletics, but the ladies are
ably represented on the senior basketball
team by Miss Margaret Smith and Miss
Hazel McLeod. Miss Smith, by the way, intends to take her M.A. degree at Glasgow
University and also a post-graduate course
Other Arts students at McGill are W. E.
G. Murray, '12; Max Grossman, '12; and
Elmo Atkins, '13.
Murray has maintained himself in scholarship, oratory and athletics. During the
summer he won over a dozen trophies at
eastern meets. He distinguished himself in
the cross-country runs, on November 12
leading McGill to victory in the inter-university cross-country run. In September he
won the $300 MacDonald scholarship. Last
April the gold medal for oratory fell to his
lot. This year he holds numerous positions
in the college, including class presidency and
the editorship of the "Annual." Our fifth
Rhodes Scholar will most likely be W. E. G.
Loftus Mclnnis, '14, is making a hit in
the dramatic world and gaining a reputation
as an after-dinner speaker.
Miss Ethelwyn Harris, Arts '12, who was
with us last year, is in the R. V. C. Lately
Miss Harris won the medal for speaking.
She chose for her subject, "Imagination and
the Tenement Child."
Miss A. V. Mills, a member of Arts' '12
last year, is attending the Normal School in
Ray Wilson is teaching school in South
Vancouver, and his brother Percy is in the
waterworks office in the City Hall.
At present R. M. Wilson, who took a partial course in Arts last year, is privately
preparing at his home at Stave River for
school in the Old Country.
Turning now to the Science men, we find
that M. B. C. is pretty well represented in
this department at McGill by such men as
Harry Ear'le, J. D. Galloway, H. D. Bry-
done-Jack, G. S. Eldridge, John J. McNiven,
M. J. Cohen, C. R. Chaffey, D. A. McKin-
non, R. B. McLellan, F. Bagshaw, M. L.
Wade, D. M. McGregor and R. P. McLennan.
C. R. Chaffey, formerly secretary-treasurer of Sc. '12, is in the Sc. '12 mining class,
where he is doing credit to himself and the
college. D. A. McKinnon and R. B. McLellan are among the latest representatives
among the Civils, and the report is that they
are making the east "sit up and take notice."
"Dune" and Brydone-Jack are showing the
people back there a brand of rugby they
never saw before. F. Bagshaw is more than
holding his own among the Mechanicals,
and M. L. Wade and D. M. McGregor, in the
Electrical department, are making their presence felt.
Of a few of the Science men we would
quote our correspondent: "J. D. Galloway
is a firm believer in the conservation of energy, but he will be all there at the finish.
Harry Earle is still there with the ginger.
Watch his smoke. G. S. Eldridge has a
new stunt, 'eye equilibrium'—a thumb on a
football field or a smooth sheet of ice with
the assistance of a hockey stick being
equally good pivots(?). John J. McNiven—
of him we can rake up nothing bad. He
seems to be a general favorite even among 52
the professors. We expect much of J. J.
among the Electricals this April."
M. J. Cohen is maintaining his usual high
standard. Another Science man, C. Underhill, is playing a good game of English
rugby. Purvis McLennan, Sc. '14, is making a success of his year.
Several of our Alumni are studying in
Toronto. John R. Turnbull is taking his
third year in Arts at McMaster with a
brother from India, who is also an Arts man.
According to John he is enjoying himself,
is interested in debating, having led and won
a debate lately, and is also winning in the
athletic line.
Miss Mabel McKeen is also at McMaster
doing good work in her senior year. Miss
Vida McAulay is in the Arts '14 class at the
University of Toronto (Varsity). Her
brother Howard is in the Freshman class of
the School of Practical Science, Toronto.
Leonard Muttit and W. T. McCrae are
attending the University of Toronto.
Let us hope the day is not far distant
when British Columbia will boast a university of her own, where her children may
obtain an education in all departments of
learning. *   *   *
"Look Pleasant, Please!"
Just sit right here and look this way,
And do exactly what I say.
Turn round your head, your eyes on me,
And look as natural as can be.
Your  hands   lay  lightly  on  your  knees,
And be quite still.   Look pleasant, please!
A  mild   expression   now  assume.
Shake  off that frown; don't look so glum.
Open  your  eyes,  your lips  keep  shut,
But not  so firm as that.   Tut, tut!
Your glance an  elephant would  freeze.
Come, do cheer up!   Look pleasant, please!
Come   over  here  and take  this  place,
And  push  that  stray hair from your face.
Your  cap  is   crooked;   fix your  gown;
The shoulder  part is  coming  down.
Now  try  to  feel  just  at  your  ease.
That's better, now.   Look pleasant, please!
Just  keep  that  pose  one  moment;   wait—
I've clean  forgot to  set my plate.
Oh, no; don't move!    You mustn't stir—
Your face is apt to be a blur.
But if one has to cough and sneeze,
How  can   one  then  look  pleasant, please?
Well,   now,   once   more.     I'm   sure   to  get
A  perfect  picture  of  you  yet—
The  prettiest  girl   I   ever  took!
Ah!  now you've  got  the  proper look.
With   such  an  a-dor-able tease
It's easy to look pleasant, please!
* *   * G. S.
This was a telegram received by a girl
whose baby doll was at college:
"Nose broken in football game. How
would you like it set?    Grecian or Roman."
* *    *
Summer will soon be here with its accompanying fancy socks.
Arts '14 Valentine Party.
The Arts '14 Valentine party was held
at Dr. Howell's residence, corner of
Forbes and Fourteenth streets, North
Vancouver. The house was artistically
decorated with pennants, etc., for the
The games consisted of filling in blank
spaces in a stanza of poetry and guessing
the names of photographs. The prizes
for the former were won by Miss I. Ver-
milyea and Mr. Fulton; the prizes for the
latter were awarded to Miss I. Bodie and
Mr.  Louis  Wilson.
The evening was brought to a close by
singing a few songs; then all joined in a
hearty vote of thanks to Dr. and Mrs.
Howell for the kindness  they had  shown.
* *    *
A   Pointer  for  Him.
They were seated in the parlor,
Midnight was drawing nigh;
"Where points the hand of time?"
Asked the youth with a sigh.
The  maid suppressed  another yawn—
She had strangled many more;
"The  hand  of time," she answered,
"Is pointing to the door."
* *    *
Before the Dance.
Professor—Now what would you say, if
I didn't give you any lesson for next day
Cairnes—Well, I think I'd feel a little
faint  at  first, but I'd try to get over it. McGILL   ANNUAL
"// I should die tonight
And in my clothes
Should be the goodly sum  of
Thirty cents
Left lying there'
In sweet repose:
I say,
If I should die tonight
And leave
Behind me in those cold,
Prosaic pants
The price of six large beers
On draught,
Unquaffed by  me and destined
To  remain
Forever on the outside of
My frame:
If I should die
And from the great beyond
Look back and see
That thirty cents taken
And spent foolishly
For bread
Or clothes
Or some such empty thing;
And those six beers—
Long destined to be bought by me—
Now^ spilled
Down other throats,
Their destiny unfilled:
I say,
If I should die tonight
And go
From here to there
Or where
It doesn't snow,
And, looking back from there
To here,
Those six  large  beers—
So large, and O
So cold!—
Go coursing down the throats
Of other men:
'Twould be so sad,
For I should need them
—The Old McGill.
ft LADIES' LITERARY SOCIETY J^s^HE first Society in the College to
\^S organize this year was the Ladies'
Literary and Debating Society. At the
opening meeting the following officers
were elected:
Hon. President, Prof. L. Robertson, M.A.
President, Miss Netta Hardy.
Vice-president, Miss Gladys Greggs.
Secretary, Miss G. Rogers.
An Executive was appointed, consisting of two members from each
class: Miss Corry, Miss Lehmann, Miss
Keenleyside, Miss Schwengers, Miss Tod-
hunter,  Miss  Vermilyea.
That order is the law of all things the
officers fully realized, and after much discussion and many changes the following
Syllabus was drawn up, and, when printed, was distributed among the members
of the Society:
October 18—Matthew Arnold, Prof. L.
Robertson,  M.A.
November 1—Debate—Resolved, that a
Domestic Science Course is more useful
for  a  woman  than  a  regular  Arts course.
Leader—Affirmative, Miss A. Keenleyside.
Leader—Negative,   Miss   I.   Bodie.
November  15—Tennyson.
November 29—Debate—Resolved, that
the system of co-education is satisfactory
in  every way.
Leader—Affirmative,   Miss   G.   Greggs.
Leader—Negative,  Miss  Schwengers.
January  10—Browning.
January 24 — Debate — Resolved, that
Physical Culture be compulsory for women students in college.
Leader—Affirmative,   Miss   G.   Rogers.
Leader—Negative,   Miss   E.   Lehmann.
February   7—Wordsworth.
February 21 — Debate — Resolved, that
the study of French and German is more
worth  while  than  Greek  and  Latin.
Leader—Affirmative,   Miss   De   Pencier.
Leader—Negative,   Miss   Hardy.
March   7—Carlyle.
March  21—Open   Meeting.
Closing Meeting.
Owing to the fact that all activities
must cease earlier than was expected, the
closing  meeting  is   to  be   held   on   Friday
evening, March 3. To this meeting all
are invited, and a very interesting programme  is  being prepared.
The piano was of great service at the
meetings, which were held every second
Wednesday in the Second Year Arts
Class Room. At the meetings we had
musical selections, which were well appreciated   and   applauded.
The great success of the Society we attribute to the untiring efforts of our president and her fellow-officers. The meetings have been all interesting and we
know, by the increasing interest that is
being taken in the Society (both by the
ladies and other members of the College)
that indeed we have an influence which
is  being felt.
No other Society has been so well attended, and I am sure that in the years
to come we shall all look back upon the
hours spent in'the Ladies' Literary and
Debating Society of the year 1910-11 as
the most enjoyable and beneficial times
in the Course, for the real College life
is not all work, and from the L. L. and
D. S. or M. B. C. we have obtained both
profit and pleasure. H CERTAIN much-worried professor
once gave as a reason for his strange
belief that the members of the fair sex
would never reach their Nirvana the statement found in Revelation that "there was
silence in heaven for about the space of
half an hour." Be that as it may, it is safe
to say that the paradise of love opened up
by them to the admiring crowd that filled
Aberdeen School about three weeks ago,
when the young ladies of the Literary
Society "spoke at last," might well serve
as a fit substitute for at least the Theoso-
phist's seventh heaven. Some weeks previously they got together and decided to
astonish the too-unappreciative male sex.
A bombardment of placards and notices
filled the peaceful college air with mystery, and everybody had to go to the Aberdeen auditorium that evening "to get
cleared up."
As this was to be a Shakespearean evening the ladies naturally opened up by showing that hitherto famous playwright in his
true colors. Four fair co-eds accomplished
the feat. Representing respectively Juliet,
Portia, Ophelia and Lady Macbeth, in a
most entertaining one-act, one-scene comedy, they introduced a bit of biography —
that inevitable breaker of dreams and shed-
der of light. The curtain finds Miss Isabel
Bodie, as Juliet, moping because Romeo is
where and what he ought not to be. After
several centuries of woefully monotonous
existence she has decided that married life
is not what it is cracked up to be. Poor
Miss Keenleyside (Portia) agrees with her.
In a short call on her dear friend she unburdens herself of her troubles. Her
Bassanio has turned out a spendthrift, and
has with the aid of Antonio disposed of
his wife's cash and mortgaged her estate.
Even now Shylock is pressing for possession, and Portia is reduced to depend upon
her rejected suitor, Morocco, for entertainment.
Determined to brighten things up, Miss
Gladys Schwengers, as Ophelia, breaks in
upon her soliloquy. Marital existence is
not, after all, past endurance. "Ham"
knows, and what he says goes, so Ophelia
and the Dane get on well enough together.
That, too, is Miss Jessie Todhunter's manner o' thought. Save for the fact that she
is pestered with stories that Will Shakespeare has been circulating concerning her
husband, she lives a peaceful enough sort
of life. But that "gaie young chiel had
been   takin'  notes   at  the   Hall,   an'  would
soon   gie   publicity   tae   ilka   daein'   o'  the
whole community."
Following this came a delightful reading from "Twelfth Night" by Miss L.
Burns, to whom, as stage manager, belongs
much of the credit for the success of the
evening. The solo and encore rendered
by Miss Ada Schwengers were much
Then came the tableaux. It were idle
to try to name all the feelings that surged
up into the faces of each enthusiastic onlooker as every enraptured gaze took in
the Silences. There were eight of them—
two from '"Midsummer Night's Dream,"
two from "As You Like It," and one apiece
from "Twelfth Night," "King Lear," "A
Winter's Tale" and "Macbeth." At the end
of each the universal safety-valve — the
hands — sent the curtain up for a second
sight, and again caused Mr. Bodie. the
electrical engineer of the evening, to bathe
the platform and performers in soft light
More than one sigh of regret was heard
as the curtain glided finally down on the
"Three Witches."
But that is not all. At the fall of the
screen every guest wss bidden to the
Literary Society reception downstairs. It
was   the   kind   of  reception    that    appeals, McGILL   ANNUAL
where food for body is agreeably joined to
mental nourishment. Hither and thither
darted various Pucks, Touchstones, Lysan-
ders, Audreys and Florizels, laden with
plates of sandwiches and cake and cups of
delicious coffee. The evening closed with
dancing by the Shakespearean fairies with
their respective lesser lights, to music
voluntarily dispensed by Mr. Frank
The  following took part in  the Shakespearean  tableaux:
Play, "The Ladies Speak at Last"—
Lady Macbeth:  Miss Todhunter.
Portia:   Miss  Keenleyside.
Juliet:   Miss   Bodie.
Ophelia: Miss Schwengers.
Shakespeare   reading—Miss   L.  Burns.
From  "Twelfth   Night"—
Olivia:  Miss  DePencier.
Viola:  Miss  Munro.
Attendants: Miss Letvinoff, Miss
From  "King  Lear"—
Lear:  Miss Austen.
Cordelia:  Miss Morgan.
Goneril: Miss Pirn.
Regan:  Miss  Cousins.
Ariel's  song from "The  Tempest"—
Miss Schwengers.
From   "Midsummer   Night's   Dream"—
Hermia: Miss Pye.
Lysander: Miss  Corry.
Helena:  Miss  Carruthers.
Demetrius:   Miss   Bezeau.
From "A Winter's Tale"—
Perdita:   Miss  Laidlaw.
Florizel:  Miss Rogers.
From "As  You  Like  It"—
Rosalind:   Miss   Macdonald.
Celia:   Miss  McNiven.
Audrey:  Miss Paddon.
Touchstone:  Miss  Papke.
"From  "Macbeth"—
Witches:    Miss    Bolton,   Miss
McKinnon, Miss Ireland. ATHLETICS
- Rugby
For the first time since McGill has
had a senior team we have failed to capture either first or second place in the city
championship series.
Although no excuses are necessary, I
think we can see three reasons for this
lamentable condition.
First, the standard of rugby among the
other city clubs has been of a very much
higher order, due largely to a growing
knowledge of the game, more consistent
practice and the acquisition of good material from the Old Country.
As a second reason, we ask you to glance
at the personnel of the team. In former
years we have had eight or more senior
players as the backbone of the year's team,
while this season we commenced with only
four seniors. Again, we have never had to
start a season before with so many absolutely new hands at the game. In our
first match we played six beginners and
five  former intermediates.
We come now to the last, and perhaps
most important, reason—that is, the lack of
compe'ition for positions on the team. Regarding those who are actually playing, we
find that in a few cases lack of competition
has done harm. There are some who, knowing that the team can hardly get along
without them, do not consider it worth
while to turn out for practice,
In any club, if there is little or no competition for places on the first fifteen the
standard of rugby is bound to decline. This
is precisely our position. That such a thing
should exist in a college team, of all teams,
is a disgrace to the college, and in particular to those who can play, but do not
care one way Kir the other.
The number of students who take an
active interest in sport in the College is
very small, and appears still worse when
we look at the make-up of the team—eleven
Science men and four Arts. But why complain? We, as a team, have done the best
we can under the circumstances and can
only look forward to a better season coming, on the advent of young brain and brawn
from  the High School next September.
Games Played
McGill vs. Rowing Club.—Although so
horribly beaten in this our first game, we
showed at least that our tackling was above
the average. It was unfortunate that we
should be drawn against the best club of
the league for our opening game, and especially when they had already played four
games. The three-quarter line on this occasion played the best defensive game they
have played this season.
McGill vs. Welsh.—This game was undoubtedly the best we played before the
holidays and we had rather hard luck in
losing. In the first half our forwards more
than held their own, O'Brien and Lyche
showing up in particular. A feature of this
game was the exceptionally fine touch-
; kicking of Muir and Stone, and our score
in the first half was due to Muir following
up a long kick of his own.
McGill vs. Argos.—This game was played
on a very wet field, and, although we had
as much of the game territorially, we lost McGILL   ANNUAL
through our opponents taking advantage of
our mistakes. This game was essentially
a forward struggle, Baldwin and Carson
showing to advantage. In the back division
McRae and Busby stopped forward rushes
by repeatedly falling on the ball, thereby
rendering immense service to the team.
McGill vs. Argos.—The old saying that
it is never too late to mend came true upon
this occasion. We won this, our first victory, by a score of six to three. The sensation of the game was the try scored by
.O'Brien. The ball was kicked off by Baldwin, and O'Brien following up quickly
caught the opposing full back's return and
scored under the posts. The other score
came in the second half from a scrim near
the Argos line, Stewart scoring near the
posts. Stone nearly scored in the latter
part of the first half by a long run of over
fifty yards. He received the ball on our
twenty-five, and passing three of the Argos
was  collared well within  their twenty-five.
McGill vs. Crusaders.—Another very wet
and heavy field. In this match our forwards
showed up well in the loose, Carson and
Hey being conspicuous. However, we were
beaten in the scrim and back division. The
backs on this occasion did not support each
other at all and seemed to take for granted
that the man next to him was infallible.
Stewart at fullback saved on several occasions.
McGill vs. Firemen.—This game, although
officially won by the Firemen, was lost to us
under rather trying circumstances by a score
of 3-0. Our tackling in this game was fair,
and the backs played well despite the
fact that when they had the ball some of
them seemed to think they were, singly,
as good as the opposing team. McNeill,
who played senior for the first time, was
the star on our side, his tackling being excellent.
McGill vs. Rowing Club.—Although we
lost by one goal to nil, we had quite as much
of the game as the Oarsmen—in fact, we
forced them to touch down in defence upon
four occasions, while their score was the
only occasion on which they crossed our
line. The game was a very poor exhibition
of Rugby, both teams playing loosely.
McGill vs. Firemen.—This game, our
second with the Firemen, was lost on lack
of condition alone. For the first half we
more than held our own, but in the closing
stages of the second half it was a run-away
for the Firemen. Stewart McLean and
Draper played best for McGill.
Track Club.
Track and field athletics have always
formed part of the year's sports programme
at the college, and each year we have had
a track team which acquitted itself with
more or less success. The big event of
the   year  has   always  been  the   meet  with 60
Columbian College, of New Westminster;
in 1908 our team journeyed to New Westminster, and in 1909 and in 1910 the meet
was held in Vancouver, the last being an
indoor meet in the Horse Show Building.
Sad to relate, in each case our team has
come, out second best in spite of the fact
that on nearly every occasion it has
won more first places than its opponents.
This is largely due to the fact that the
men of the college have left it all to a few
individuals. They seem to be under the
impression that if there is another man
who can beat them in their particular
event it is up to them to quit. Until the
men who can—and there are dozens of
them—take the second and third place
give the team their support it cannot be
expected to be  a complete success.
Last year our team won six out of the
eleven events—namely, 440 yards, Fleming;
pole-vault, Boyd; shot put, Hyde; high
jump, long jump, hurdles, Stone.
This year the annual meet with Columbian College will be held on March 13,
when we hope to make up for previous defeats, and there is no reason why we should
not if those who can will give the team
their   support   by  turning  out   to   practise.
With regard to the material for a team
this year we are fairly well off—in fact,
probably better off than we have been before. We have lost Boyd, Hyde and Fleming of last year's team, and in addition to
the remainder there are several dark horses
in   the   Freshman    classes  who will   show
their prowess in the Freshmen Sophomore
meet  to  be  held  about  February 20.
*    *    *
Owing to the necessity of having some
indoor game for the ladies of the
college,    a    basketball    chib   was    success-
fully organized last year, the chief supporters of it being the ladies of Arts '11,
who   had   a   team   of  their  own  which,  in
the course of the term, defeated the teams
representing Arts '12 and Arts '13 in the
inter-class  championship series.
This year the club was at once reorganized, captain and vice-captain being
elected during the second week of the
session; but, alas! these able and enthusiastic officers had a far greater task before
them than merely that of initiating a
crowd of Freshies into the mysteries of
basketball. The task, the most difficult of
all, was to get the girls to turn out and
play. Of course, the hours in which we'
were permitted to use the Drill Hall for
play conflicted with out time-table, as well
as with our dinner hour, and consequently
it was almost impossible to get ten girls
out at one time. Many who would have
made good players, having a perfect horror of red sweaters and dust-begrimed
hands (not to mention faces), absolutely
refused to indulge in the terrible game,
and reserved their strength for the more
gentle and stately game of Badminton.
Then, to add to our woes, on returning
to college after our Christmas vacation
we were surprised to learn that our captain, rather than face the examinations,
had decided to leave. So here again we
were placed at a disadvantage, which was
soon overcome, however, by placing all
trust in the capable vice-captain, Miss
Gladys   Rogers.
Although we have played no matches
this   year,   we   cannot   look   upon   it   as   a McGILL   ANNUAL
wasted term, for the faithful few who
have practised have, without doubt, gained
much benefit, and they fe»l confident that
in the future, when the number of students
has increased and better facilities are
offered, the devotees of basketball will
forge to the front and produce a team
worthy of McGill B.  C.
* *    *
The Ladies' Badminton Club.
There are no great number of sports in
which the lady students of the College can
take an active part. This, in the past years,
has been found to be a serious drawback
in the college life, and when, at the beginning of the term 1910-11, a Badminton
Club was proposed, an active interest was
displayed by many of the ladies.
Soon a large number enrolled, and by
the goodwill of the Alma Mater Society
we obtained use of the courts at the drill
hall for six hours a week. The time was
arranged so that every student could have
at least two hours a week enjoyment from
this interesting game.
While there are not as many players as
we should like to have, those who do play
take a great pleasure in the game, and
we expect that we shall see a larger number come over with their racquets when the
weather moderates.
* *    *
Ladies' Hockey.
In   this   the  third  year   of   the    McGill
Ladies' Hockey Club, our team was greatly strengthened by some clever players,
both from the King Edward and the Victoria High Schools (not to mention the
fact that there were still a few hockey
players left at McGill). So the task of
rounding the team into working order was
considerably easier than that of the previous years, when the majority of the players had to be taught the elementary rules.
view car for the High School campus. The
whole team played well, but were soon
shown that they were in need of more
practise—a thing which the members seemed to consider wholly unnecessary, and
consequently the result was in favor of the
High School, the score being 2 to 1. We
were pleased to note a goodly number of
spectators, among them being Dr. and
Mrs.  Davidson.
Our worthy Captain, Miss Papke, a former member of the Victoria hockey team—
which last year succeeded in defeating the
local High School team—soon made arrangements for a match with the King
Edward High School. This, the first match
of the season, was hailed with enthusiasm
by the members of the club, and it was a
very excited crowd that boarded the Fair-
A second match was held with the High
School on Cambie street grounds. Owing
to an unforeseen delay the game was not
commenced until four o'clock, and long before the last half was over the shades of
night had begun to descend. Nevertheless the teams continued to play to the
finish, much enjoying the game of hide-
and-seek,  which  now became the  order of 62
the day, since it was practically impossible
to keep the ball in sight. A most enthusiastic audience witnessed this match,
which was ably refereed by Mr. Baldwin,
the score being a tie of 1 to 1.
On February 7, in spite of the unfavorable weather, a most interesting match
was played with the Uneeda Hockey
Team, composed of brilliant players
•who have dissolved partnership with
the High School Hockey Club. The players, although there was a slight mist falling at the time, entered into the spirit of\
the game, never heeding the mud puddles
through which they were forced to splash
in order to follow the ever-vanishing ball.
On the whole the large crowd of spectators enjoyed the game the most, as they
seemed to derive much merriment from the
predicaments in which the players were
placed, some turning graceful somersaults
in the mud or running headlong into nearby posts. The result was a score of 4 to
1  in favor of the Uneeda team.
On February 15 our team for the first
time this year clashed with the Normal
Hockey girls. The game was fast and
furious from start to finish, McGill being
forced to play on the defensive the greater part of the time. But much to our delight we were able to hold our own and
the game resulted in no score for either
side. *    *    *
The   Westminster  Trip.
Great   was   the   disappointment   of   the
Hockey girls when they learned that there
would   be   no   debate   between   Columbian
Who takes a great interest in ladies' athletics
College   and   McGill,  for  this   at  the  time
seemed to doom our day of fun.
But being determined to go to Westminster
at any cost, a match was arranged for
Saturday the 18th. A more perfect day
could not have been asked for, and it
was a jubilant ten who left for Westminster on the 1.30 car, accompanied by
three solitary rooters to whom the team
as a whole owe a deep debt of gratitude.
Owing to illness one of our star players,
Miss Austen, was unable to play, so we
were forced to play one short. The game
was played at Moody Square against a
team composed of members from the
High  School  and  Ladies'  Hockey teams.
During the first half Westminster
scored one goal, while in the second they
succeeded in piling up two more. To be
sure we would have liked to have won,
but a more pleasant game has not been
played this year, for everywhere the
spirit of good-fellowship reigned, and
both teams seemed to be playing more
for the sake of the game than for victory.
After our strenuous exertions we were
served with light refreshments by the
Westminster girls. It was with breaking
hearts that some tore themselves away
from the delights and allurements of the
Royal City in order that they might end
a most enjoyable day by attending the
instructive illustrated lecture by Professor Robertson on "The' Ancient Roman
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Inter-class Track Meet.
The inter-class track meet was won by
Science '13 with a margin of 30 points, the
majority of which must be credited to Stone
and Sawers, the heroes of the evening.
Although the meet was held at rather
an inconvenient hour (9.30 to 11.30) there
was a fair audience present, and quite a
sprinkling of young ladies from the college.
The first event—the 50 yards dash—was
won by Sawers; McNeill of Arts '14 being
second. The high jump brought out a
pretty display of prowess on the part of
Stone, who carried off the honors, Sawers,
his classmate, taking second place. The
men of strength next posed in the shot put,
Sawers winning this event, with Ney, of
Science '14, a very good second. In the
50 yards low hurdles, which came next,
honors were divided between Stone and
Sawers, who ran a dead-heat.
The most trying race of all was the
440 yards. In this event Stone and McNeill
ran a very good race, the former just
managing to pull out ahead. The mile, the
longest race of the evening, brought out
a number of contestants, and all kinds of
verbal encouragement, such as "Go it,
Baldy!" "That's the way, Buz!" etc., were
shouted to the various runners by their
several admirers (feminine) as they ran
their weary course. This event was won
by Baldwin, of Arts '13, Busby, of the same
class, being second, and M. G. Armytage,
of Science '13, third.
The pole vault, probably the prettiest
event to watch, was easily won by Eckart,
of Arts '14, Stone, of Science '13, being
The last event, the relay race, was won
by Arts '13, who took second place in the
*    *    *
The Victoria Trip.
Although our trip to Victoria was arranged in somewhat of a hurry, the time
we had was in inverse proportion to our
The team left for the capital on Friday
at 1 p.m. on the Princess Adelaide, and
every member of the origina 1 "crew"
boarded the boat, with the exception of
On the way down some of the members
of the team had their cartoons drawn, while
others of the Science students inspected
the engines and reported favorably on
We arrived in Victoria at 6.15 p.m. and
drove up to the Dominion, but shifted over
to the King Edward on finding the former
hotel could not accommodate us.
After having something to eat most of
the fellows started out to see "the old
burg." Some of us went to the basketball
game, others to the theatres, while some
went to the roller rink. Here were the
weak hearts of the McGill boys made
apparent; the noisy member of Science '13,
Basso Sawers, carried on with some young
lady, much to the envy of Stone, until finally
Mr. John Carson, president of the class,
had to take charge of them and escort them
back to the hotel.
Most of the "bunch" got in at a fairly
respectable hour, but a wild Irishman,
O'Brien by name, was seen fooling around
the hall in pyjamas long after the rest had
retired. The loud laugh of the noisy one
was also heard, but on the whole the night
passed  off  quietly.
Next morning most of the boys loafed
around till lunch time playing billiards and
other things, after which the team stripped
and went out to the field in a body.
The game on the whole was rather a
poor exhibition of rugby, and we are bound
to admit that territorially the Bays deserved their win. Our forwards were the
better in the open, and "heeled" more
often, but somehow the ball appeared to
hang in the second row and the Bays tried
"wheeling us off" with a certain degree of
success. In the back division they were
the better attacking side, passing out fairly
well and running strong, especially Nason
and Carss. McGill did not find a great
many opportunities for open work, but on
the only two occasions when we should
have scored from passing runs our chances
were spoiled by selfish play. In tackling
we were undoubtedly superior and kept up
the high standard which we have set since
the first  of the season.
The play started with the Bays making
a hot attack on our line, after which a lot
of   mid-field   work   ensued, with occasional McGILL   ANNUAL
excursions by us into the enemy's territory.
Near the close of the half, however, the
Bays again pressed, and they were awarded
a free kick slightly to one side of the posts
and about thirty yards out. One of their
backs tried a drop at goal and certainly
made the finest drop kick of the day, the
ball passing well between the bars. This
made the score 3-0 in favor of our opponents. Shortly after this Carss made
the second most sensational run of the
game, managing to use the dangerous trick
of hurdling to great advantage. This try
was not converted, leaving the score 6-0
against us.
After    half   time    the    Bays    continued
pressing and nothing of any great interest
occurred till O'Brien brought off the sensation of the day. Quickly following up a
kick, he managed to block the opposing
full-back's return, and after shaking off a
would-be tackier he grounded the ball almost under the bar. This try was converted, making the score 6-5 in favor of the
Bays,  no  further  score  resulting.
When we got back to the hotel there
was a general rush on the bathrooms,
everybody getting "slicked up" for the
dance in the evening. Needless to say,
that evening was thoroughly enjoyed, after
which we drifted around till 8.15 p.m.,
when we went up to the A. O. U. W. Hall.
Here   the   fellows   were   treated   with   the
greatest courtesy by the committee in
charge of the dance, the Bays looking after
our boys in first-rate style. They all
seemed to admire the young ladies of Victoria, and from overheard remarks some
of- them made quite a hit with the fair
dancers. O'Brien, Stone, Sawers and
Stewart seemed to be the favorites, while
McRae for some reason (?) appeared to
turn a cold shoulder to all the attractions
of his  many Victoria "friends."
About 11.30 the crowd, after giving the
Bays a yell, left for the boat and dear old
Vancouver, all feeling that although we had
not returned crowned with fresh rugby
laurels, the trip had been a decided success.
Verse, or Worse
Again   that   fear   is   drawing   near
Which  gives  us  all the  blues,
Of all  the year the time most drear
For  quaking in  one's  shoes.
We  realize  how  fast  time  flies,
And   give   a   nervous  cough:
In   great   surprise   we   ope  our  eyes—
They're   but   a   few   weeks   off.
Piled high  as tombs, up in our rooms,
Are tables thick with books;
Fair  April  looms  and  o'er  us  giooms
With   baneful,   hostile   looks.
No  more  one  shams  in  fitful  slams
To   study just for  show,
But   nightly  crams  for  dread   exams.
Prove   we're   in   earnest   now.
The   violets   fair   all  blooming  are,
Sweet  nature  breathes once more,
But  weary   care   must  be   our   share
Till   all  exams,   are   o'er. 66
The Song of the Soph
The Player's Fate
IJvy is too much zvith us: late and soon,
Cribbing and copying, zve lay zvaste our pozvers,
Little is in our translation that is ours.
We have -thrown our minds away—an awful boon;
The cribs we study on the sly at noon
And in the intervals of all the hours.
Ne'er lift the shadozving gloom which o'er us lozvers,
To pitch us headlong into utter ruin.
But we heed not!  0 Hannibal!   We soon shall see
That knozvledge gained by means of cribs outworn
Will leave but one result: for oft to me
Come glimpses that do leave me quite forlorn.
Alas! the supervising board zvill all agree
To pluck us on examination mom.
Two voices zvere there: one zvas of the Arts,
One of the Science—each a mighty voice,
In both from term to term thou didst rejoice.
They zvere thy only music, M. B> C.
Then came strangers, and zvith restless hearts
Thou fought against them) but hast vainly striven,
Thou from thy Rugby fame at length are driven,
And not a valiant murmur's left to thee
Of once claimed fame: thine ear is now bereft.
Then fight and zvin! If aught be in you left!
For Rugby men, what sorrozv zvould it be
That Welshmen still come thundering as before
And Firemen bettozv of their low-marked score:
But zvrapped in lasting silence, M. B- C. McGILL   ANNUAL
Our notorious representative at Old
McGill, Mr. Loftus Algernon Reginald
Mclnnis, after five unsuccessful attempts
at First Year Arts, is considering the advisability of joining the ranks of the breadwinners. *    *    *
The Provincial University.
1907—First discussed.
1908—Discussed again.
1909—Legislated for.
1910—University   Commission.
1911—Site  decided  upon.
1912—Plans drawn up.
1913—Contract awarded.
1914—Achitect's Office erected.
1915—Corner-stone laid by Yip On
1916—Basement of Arts Building finished.
1917—Added to basement.
1918—New wing planned.
1919—Site  moved' to  Victoria.
* *    *
There seems to be a pressing need for
a Students' Employment Agency for the
benefit of those so-called students who fall
by the wayside at Christmas.
* *    *
The  Pursuit  of  Learning  as  Practised  at
M. B. C.
Science—What's the best way to teach a
girl to swim?
Arts—Oh, that's a cinch. First off, you
put your left arm under her waist, and you
gently take her left hand,—
Science—Oh, come off, she's my sister.
Arts—Aw! push  her off the  dock.
* *    *
Professor R. (at last lecture before
Xmas.)—You are all going to fail, every
one of you; and now I wish you a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year.
* *    *
"Tempus fugit,"  said  the  Romans.
Yes, alas!  'tis  fleeting on,
Ever coming,
Ever going
Life is short, and soon 'tis gone.
But as  I  think  of  next vacation,
Toiling   o'er   these   lessons   huge,
Ever harder,
Ever longer,
All I say is:    "Let her fuge."
* *    *
Our musical education is one branch of
learning which is being in no way neglected. From duets to difficult solos ably
executed with one finger our taste is being
cultivated. The Sophomore class especially   seems to be enjoying this high branch
of art, and studies the Odes of Horace to
the lofty and inspiring strains of "Bonnie
Dundee" or "Pop Goes the Weasel." Let
the good work go on.
* *    *
Visitor (consolingly to Tommy, who
has upset a bottle of ink on the new carpet)—Tut, my boy, there is no use crying
over spilt milk.
Tommy—"Course not. Any duffer knows
that. All you've got to do is to call in
the cat and she'll lick it up. But this happens to be ink, and mother will do the
* *    *
Professor—Really, this conduct is scandalous.    Why can't you behave yourself?
Sargent—Oh, I've ■ just heard that the
good die young, and I'm not taking any
* *    *
Appleton—May I have this hour off to
get a hair cut?
English Professor—You should not say
hair cut.
Appleton—Why  not?
English Professor—Because it's a barbarism.
* *    *
As it is the last year here for some of
the crowd, they seem to think it is up to
them to break all the desks, doors, etc.
and put all the balances out of commission
in the laboratories. The chemistry room
is  their favorite  stamping ground. 68
Thursday last was the date of a most delightful gathering of gentlemen of the college, who met together to witness the presentation to Mr. Busdon Elby of the medal
that he gained some two weeks ago at the
Annual Inter-Class Eating Contest. As was
reported at the time, Mr. Elby won easily,
defeating Mr. Hughes by four cups of coftee
and two cans of beans. Besides winning the
contest, Mr. Elby broke all previous Inter-
Class records for this event, and it was in
recognition of this feat that his friends
decided to present him with a medal, suitably engraved. This very artistic piece of
work was designed by the well-known
artist who also conceived the Arts '14 class
pin, and everyone expressed delight at the
beautiful sentiment expressed on it. The
obverse side was decorated with an ostrich
rampant, mangeant a keg of spikes, on a
field vert, while underneath was the motto
"Omnes edo." Among those present were
Mr. H. Barratt, wearing some trousers vert,
supported by two suspenders; Mr. Merrill
DesBrisay, wearing a collar with a very distingue air; Mr. C. McTavish, necktie rouge
and shoes large; Mr. H, McNaughton, wearing some beautiful pants de serge.
*    *    *
Early in the term our attention was attracted by a large shield which the members
of Arts '14 were wearing. Upon examination it was found to be their new class pin,
which is without doubt the most striking example of its kind which has ever decorated
the students of this college.  It is circular in
shape, besant, with a diameter roughly estimated at two feet, charged with a barbed
tea-kettle, at gaze, arrondie, banded with an
annulet, conjoined in lure, on a field gules;
the beak courant fumant issuant ascendant,
debruisei by a lid, arrondie, the whole environed by the class motto, "Vertior quam
vertissimus," on a field blanche. The pin
is all that can be desired, making up in
quantity what it lacks in quality, and is almost more useful than ornamental. Some
use it as a chest protector, others as a dinner plate, others still as a weapon in the
class rushes. This forethought as to the
utility rather than the artistic beauty of the
class pin shown by the Freshmen is highly
commendable, and is, we imagine, due to the
sobering influence of the theologs, of
whom there are a large number in Arts '14.
At the Palais d'Aberdeen, a few weeks
ago, apres the Shakespeare tableaux, a very
charmant souper was servi par the Ladies'
Literary and Debating Society. There were
provided pour the guests cafe, sandwiches
and cake. Malheuresement some hommes
of Arts '14, headed by none other than
"Harvard Bill" Frame, de couvert the re-
fraichements before the rest of the gathering and made away with a large quantity of
the cake. The cafe was slightly more faible
than is customary, owing to a thoughtful
consideration of the nerves of the "Arts
kiddies." (The use of this expression infringes   the   Doc's   copyright.—Ed.).     The
sandwiches, too, were delightfully sec, in
fact, to some they seemed, to quote Mr.
Forster, "too sacre sec." As before mentioned, the cake, owing to the depredations
of the vertes hommes, was scarce—in fact,
some of it was absent.
Apres the souper was fini, dancing was
indulged in by some of those present till a
tres late hour (almost 10:30 p.m.). Among
those present were noticed E. Chave, looking dainty in mousseline de soie with gold
ecarte; Mr. Dunbar, very chic in a new
necktie, and gloves: Mr. Dug. Ross, a haircut and red shoes; Mr. Upham, a happy
smile and green socks.
* *    *
Kirkpatrick (at class picnic)—"You are
quite comfortable, dear?"
"Yes, love."
"The cushions are easy and soft?"
"Yes, darling."
"And there is no draught on my lamb, is
"No, my ownest own."
"Then change seats with me."
* *    *
Gilbert (proudly, after a long harangue)—
"Oratory is a gift, not an acquirement."
Holland (cuttingly) — "I understand.
We're not blaming you. You did the best
you could."
* *    *.
Registrar—"What is your name?"
Registrar—"Your full name?"
Pat—"Just the same, sir, full or sober." McGILL   AN-NUAL
Sawyers (as drunken man sits down beside him in Victoria street-car).—"Conductor, do you allow drunks on these cars?"
Conductor—"Just sit still, sir, and perhaps nobody will notice you."
* *    *
McTavish (at Freshman Dance)—"Is
your programme full, Hughes?"
Hughes—"Cripes, no! It takes more than
a couple of sandwiches and a glass of lemonade to fill my programme."
* *    *
Professor—Why   didn't   you   finish    that
paper?    Did  your  brains   refuse  to work?
O'Brien—No,   but   you   see   large  bodies
move   slowly.
* *    *
"Are North Vancouver students common
at your  College?"
"Yes, most of them."
* *    *
Scott—"Say, Muddell, I don't like your
Muddell—"Well, I can't help that. It's
the only face I've got."
Scott—"Well, you might at least have
enough consideration for other peoples'
feelings not to bring it out on a fine day."
* *    *
J. G. McR.—"You know, CI—, you remind
me of a hinge."
C. M.—"Why?"
J. G.—'"Because you are something to
■J^^HIS year a class in First Aid to the
\^ Injured was initiated, with a membership of twenty-one, including Principal
Robinson and Professor Munn. Nine highly-instructive lectures were given by Dr.
Underhill, in which we received instruction
in treating all the common illnesses and accidents. A large part of this time was devoted to practical work, such as bandaging,
stopping hemorrhages and artificial respiration. The examination, held on February
14, by Dr. W. D. Brydone-Jack, was passed
by all, Underhill and Bell-Irving leading the
class with 86 per cent. This success is
largely attributable to the efforts of Mr.
Draper as secretary and Jimmie Underhill as
a high-class dummy. We sincerely hope
that this course will be taken advantage of
by more students next year. It is unnecessary to point out the advantages to be derived from such work, and in our humble
opinion the course should be made compulsory, especially to engineering students.
* * *
We notice with huge satisfaction that
Mr. Hughes, of Science '14, has mastered a
new tune this year. "Rainbow" was getting rather antique.
People have said that Science '14 is a
very good class. They evidently haven't
seen them playing poker for car tickets at
lunch time.
* *    *
The Science pianist is certainly some
class. His Salome wiggle when at the
piano is quite fetching.   Oh, you Ira!
* *    *
We ought to get some caution money
back this year as there was no snowball
* *    *
With such a fine partner in Physics Lab.
we expect Mr. Holland, Sr., will lead the
* *    *
Science '13 Class Party.
OERHAPS the most enjoyable function of the whole year was due to
the generosity of Mr. O'Brien. He invited
the class as a whole to dinner at his house.
Principal Robinson, Dr. Davidson, Professors Dutcher, Munn, and Kendall were
also present. After a sumptuous repast
speeches were the order of the day. Nearly
everybody had something to say, and
those who had not, thought over what
they would have said.    In this connection 70
we would like to point out that Mr. Underhill made a very eloquent oration on "The
Ladies, God Bless 'Em!" Then we had
a musical soiree, very much appreciated
by us and we hope by the others. We
wish to congratulate Mr. O'Brien on his
philanthropy in thus bringing the professors and students together at a time
when   it   was   needed   most.
Only one thing marred the occasion.
One of the younger members of the class
had a most foolish idea that he could
smoke a whole box of cigars at one sitting. We refrain from mentioning his
name on account of his family. They
would be deeply grieved to know that
their innocent, white-haired boy had ventured so far from the straight and narrow
path. However, he is jolly well now,
thank you!
*    *    *
Mr. McRae is the last one to be inoculated with the germ of Terpsichore.    It is
quite a familiar sight to see him waltzing
around the room in the midst of a Calculus
lecture with a dreamy expression on his
face, thinking, no doubt, of that little fair-
haired  girl—but  that   is   another  story.
At great loss of time and money we
purchased a class shield, tastefully embroidered in red and white, with this
mystic  phrase  inscribed  thereon:
"Labor  Omnia  Vincit."
For the benefit of the Arts students who
don't know much Latin we will elucidate:
"Work, you sucker, work!" We transfixed
this to the wall in a very harmonious
manner. However, the janitor did not like
the motto, so he abducted it and hid it in
the padded cell. Our trained sleuths, the
ones that caught Lopatecki, soon resurrected it, and for one whole day we lifted
our eyes to this eloquent appeal before
going to sleep. It disappeared again,
never   to   return.
Most of the class are undecided whether
to come back next year or go to work.
After many debates on the subject we
have decided to leave it to the examiners.
Do ye ken that the puir innocent laddie,
Georgie, is gang awa' tae Glaskie vera
soon.    Och, ay!
Our epitaph—"So much to do; so little
* *    *
Our sincere sympathy will go out to
anybody who has the misfortune to get
hurt around the college. With about thirty
graduates of the First Aid to the Injured
class looking for something to practise on,
lord help him.
* *    *
There is so little heat in the chemistry
room that those bad boys in the back row
have to talk about seventy words to the
minute to keep warm. They also keep the
rest of the class warm by their superheated  atmosphere  diffused. McGILL   ANNUAL 71
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on the question of men's style, you'll acknowledge
that New York sets the standard.
Jfastfjton Craft Clotjje£, in addition to their many
other merits, represent authentic New York style.
High in quality but moderate in price.
Price ranges $18.00 to $40.00
The Shop of
514 Granville Street 72
jfWc<gtll {Bmbersitp College
o/Prtttef) Columbia
Courses in first three years in Arts and first
two in Applied Science. Examinations and
certificates those of McGill University.
For calendars and all information address—•
Success in Examinations
MANY students fail in their examinations because they require more
attention to their special difficulties and idiosyncrasies than can
be obtained when they are taught in large classes. To such students a
short course of instruction given individually or in small classes of
three or four, by highly qualified teachers, will make the difference between failure and success. To afford such instruction is the object of
have had long and extensive experience in this special work, and proof
of the effectiveness of their tuition is given by the long list of their
pupils who were successful in last year's examinations for Matriculation,
Land Surveyors, Law Preliminary, Teachers' Certificates, etc..
THE PRINCIPAL, MR. R. G. PEMBERTON, M.A., Cambridge, 14th
Wrangler, formerly scholar of Christ's College and sometime Acting
Professor of Ma'hematics in the University of Sydney, N. S. W., and
examiner under the English Civil Service Commission, has been engaged
for several years in preparing candidates for examination. He is assisted
by MR. C. J. M. GORDON, M.A., Oxford (Classical honors), formerly
Assistant Professor of Greek at the University of St. Andrew's (Scotland), who has studied modern languages in the Universities of France
and Germany, and has also had wide experience of school teaching and
private tuition. The College also has the advantage for special purposes
of the assistance of visiting tutors possessing the highest qualifications.
STRICT INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION is given to each pupil, and a
special feature is made of studying the requirements of backward
Prospectus on Application.    Reference kindly permitted to Principal Robinson
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We are handling the choicest lands in B. C. in 10 and 20 acre
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We are always glad to furnish any information.
Surveying nnd Mining Electrical Drawing and Measuring
Instruments Instruments Instruments
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Apparatus  for  Demonstration  and Experiments—Schools,   Colleges, etc
We carry a large stock of Scientific Apparatus and Chemicals
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CAPITAL $100,000.00
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We can invest any sum from $500 to $50,000
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It requires and receives our
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P. A. BIGGS. P. H. MURPHY, Printers for Particular People
PATRONIZE those who advertise in the
Annual. These are the people who
are prepared to pay special attention to you.
Those who do not advertise say they have
sufficient business. They have not time
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af Sauring, pi)gfiical (Culture
aufc Stalling
The High School and McGill College Beginners'
Dancing Class wiil organize in October. Prospective
pupils are requested to send in their applications as early
as possible.    For particulars phone 1689.
Launches for Hire
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WE protect our reputation  by selecting  from  the maker
whose   product  we   can   confidently  back up.     In this
way we render the best service possible to our patrons.
The New TT   A   rp q
Spring Styles in A 1 -/~\. A  »J are here
The Scott Hat is the First Hat in the trade and has
won  a  reputation  as the best $5.00  Hat  on the market.
No $3.00 Hat in the trade is as highly thought of and
as  well  patronized  as our "Featherweight  Flexible."
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345 Hastings Street and 630 Granville Street
We buy your old School
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782 Granville Street Vancouver, B. C.
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Phone 2780      G. S. Wood & Sons       824 Granville
jSemt - J3.ea&!>
Right-O! the Quality, the Design, the Craftsmanship, the Value
G. Sold at absolutely the same price everywhere in Canada.
The label's in the pocket of every Semi-Ready garment.
Thomas & McBain
519 Granville Street
Vancouver, British Columbia McGILL   ANNUAL
Gold-Filled Watches
Thin-model Elgin or Waltham
movements   -    special, $8.00
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440 Granville Street
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and Business College
The Oldest, Largest and Best Equipped
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or Chocolates and Home-made Kandies
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Also PURDY DAIRY LUNCH at 525 Pender Street.    Try it!
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CL There'll be  everything for
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Corner Pender and Cambie Streets, Vancouver 80
PHONES  8614-8615
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tfF Estimates given for High-class Plumbing and Heating work. Careful attention paid to jobbing work.
Sporting Goods
Cricket, Tennis, Baseball, Etc.
Call and   see   for   yourself.
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651 Granville Street
Vancouver, B. C.
The Vancouver City
Young Men's Christian Assoc'n
The Gymnasium      Bible Study Classes      The Baths
Discussion Clubs The Reading Rooms
Special Rates to Students
Corner Cambie and Dunsmuir Streets
Vancouver, B. C. McGILL   ANNUAL
Cook and Heat with
It saves Time, Temper and Trouble
Gas is the most reliable help you
can get in the house. Always
ready and willing to work. Does
the work without any dust, ashes
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We carry the largest stock of
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Showroom: 779 GRANVILLE ST.
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