Ashbury College - Ashburian Yearbook (Ottawa, Ontario Canada)

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EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-Chief— W. R. Hutchinson. Assistant Editors — A. G. Henderson, E. T. Gill. Business Manager and Treasurer — Mr. A. W. Darnill EDITORIAL. This issue of the Ashburian is the first of the present school year and makes its appearance under an entirely new Editorial Staff. The Editor has tried to maintain its former excellence and hopes it will prove as interesting and acceptable as in former years. Should it fail to do this, it will be through lack of ex- perience and not from want of attention or care. Any suggestions for the improvement of the Ashburian will always be given careful consideration. The School has started this term with every promise of a successful year. The number of boarders has increased and would have been greater had there been more accomodation. The great question now before the authorities is to provide suf- ficient room for the ever-increasing number of boys who wish to receive their education at Ashbury. The Staff is better than it has been for many years. We welcome Dr. Voorhis back as Dean of Residence, and Mr. Thomas as Senior Mathematical Master. We also welcome to Ashbury Mr. DeBrisay and Miss Carver. The school may well be proud of the results of the last R.M.C examination. All the candidates sent in from Ashbury were successful. We take this opportunity of offering them our con- gratulations. Owing to the increased cost of paper and printing materials the Ashburian staff has been compelled to make a change in the cover and quality of paper used. It is hoped that this change will be only a temporary one. However it is the duty of the Editorial Staff j to see that the magazine pays its own way as far as possible, f 2 THE ASHBURIAN The Editor invites boyi to send in any article they may write; all will receive his caiVful attention. For the notes on the doi s of Old Boys we are indebted to Mr. H. R. Morgan of Brockvfie who must have taken consider- able time and trouble in collecVng them. We trust he will long continue to supply us with newaof old boys, as this always forms one of the most interesting features of this magazine. At a meeting of last years coburs Frank Valleau was elected Captain of the football club for mis year. We wish him every success in the coming season. Since the above paragraph s written, the epidemic has wrought havoc with our football futures. One hopes, however, that it is not yet too late to play or some of the games. We call particular attention toWn interesting article on the change in the school constitution. 1 shows how Ashbury, aided by the great generosity of its suppoKors, has been able to reach its present high standing amongst tlk schools of Canada. At the same time it should not e forgotten what a great part in the history of Ashbury has beenVlayed by the Headmaster himself. It remains for us to do our share bigiving him our heartiest and loyal support. @ © © CHANGE IN THE SCHOOL CdNSTITUTION As is known to most of our readers, th school has since the year 1900 been a Limited Liability Compdky. The amount of Stock originally subscribe was comparatively small; but in 1909, when it was decided ti erect the present buildings, the issue of Stock was largely increased, and in addition some $50,000 was secured by the sale of Firs Mortgage Bonds. To enable the new buildings to be satisfaaorily finished and equipped a further large sum of money was loaned to the Company by Mr. J. B. Fraser. The new School was therefore built entirely by means of borrowed money. Within a few years after the opening of thenew buildings, it became increasingly evident to the School auiiorities that it would be almost an impossibility for the Schooljto pay yearly the interest on the money borrowed in the abovtlways, and at THE ASHBURIAN 3 the same time to meet its heavy current expenses, and particu- larly so if it was to maintain its high standard of efficiency. Consequently some two years ago the directors decided to adopt the plan already carried out by several well-known educational institutions in Canada and to induce the Bond and Stock holders to surrender their holdings as revenue producing investments and allow them to become the Capital of a Trust Foundation. An appeal therefore, was made to all the Bond and Stock holders in the Company, with the result that 90 per cent of them willingly surrendered their holdings and agreed to become Founders of the School under the new constitution. In order to buy out (not of course at par value) the interests of those who for certain reasons were unable to surrender their holdings, and at the same time to wipe out all indebtedness on the capital account of the school, a Foundation Fund was insti- tuted, and donations were asked from those supporters of the School who were not already Bond or Stock holders. To this Fund a number of very generous donations were made; and when some two or three thousand dollars are added to it, the whole of the financial liabilities of Ashbury will be wiped off the slate. All donors to this Fund become " Founders " of the School and have the same privileges as the late Bond and Share holders. Mr. J. B. Fraser has most generously donated to the Fund a sum that practically clears off the debt owed to him by the School. Counting in his surrendered Bonds and Stock his gift to the School amounts to over $50,000. The necessary legal details are now very nearly completed, and the School has now been placed upon a foundation on which ca n be built up a really efficient and permanent Institution. Under the new Constitution the interests of the School will be controlled by a Board of Governors who will be elected by the general body of " Founders " . A provision has been made in the new charter whereby in the event of Ashbury going out of existence as an educational Institution, its assets shall be divided among the " Founders " or their heirs in proportion to the various amounts they have sub- scribed or donated. Donors therefore, whether past or future, are by this clause assured that their gifts will be devoted to the cause of education, or will be returned to themselves or to their heirs-at-law. 4 THE ASHBURIAN All educational Institutions that have attained to national importance have been assisted by the financial generosity of those who wish them well. Some of the great schools of to-day in Can- ada and in other parts of the English-speaking world owe their endowments, their new buildings, their increased facilities for sports, their scientific equipments etc., very largely to the gifts of individual supporters. It is believed that the future of Ash- bury will show that she is not, in this respect, behind other in- stitutions, and that now she is on a firm basis as a " Trust Foun- dation, ' ' other supporters, who have been blessed with worldly wealth, will follow the generous example set by Mr. J. B. Fraser and by those others whose names appear in the sub-joined list, and will still further promote the growth and efficiency of the School by from time to time donating additions and improve- ments. Ashbury has sent a very large proportion of her Old Boys to the front, and of these many have given their lives for their Empire ' s safety. To any Parents who are thinking of a Memo- rial for their fallen sons, it is suggested that an additional building or some new equipment for the School would serve to keep their sons ' memory constantly before the Ashbury boys, and would at the same time increase for other boys the efficiency of that train- ing which helped to mould a young life that did such great things. H.M. © © © LIST OF FOUNDERS. His Excellency The Duke of Devonshire Ottawa. T. Ahearn, Esq Ottawa. J. Roberts Allen, Esq Ottawa. D. Forbes-Angus, Esq Montreal. Mrs. Ami Ottawa. Estate of the Late Sir Henry Bate Ottawa. Mrs. F. A. Bate Ottawa. F. N. Beardmore, Esq. Montreal. Geo. F. Benson, Esq Montreal. Mrs. Robert Blackburn Ottawa. J. R. Booth, Esq Ottawa. The Hon. George Bryson Fort Coulonge, P.Q. J. F. Burstall, Esq Quebec. THE ASHBURIAN 6 Sir George Burn Ottawa. F. W. Carling, Esq Ottawa. Estate of the late C. C. Codville Winnipeg. Robert M. Cox, Esq Ottawa. Estate of the late R. J. Devlin Ottawa. L. V. de Bury, Esq Montreal. George Drummond, Esq Montreal. The Hon. W. C. Edwards Ottawa. Gordon C. Edwards, Esq Ottawa. Sir Henry Egan Ottawa. Alfred B. Evans, Esq Montreal. J. B. Eraser, Esq Ottawa. Estate of the late W. H. A. Eraser, Esq. Ottawa. Mrs. Gibbs , Buckingham, P.Q. Harold Hampson, Esq Montreal. Col. Harold Henderson Ottawa. F. W. Heney, Esq Ottawa. W. C. Hughson, Esq Ottawa. Col. Irwin Ottawa. J. F. Irvin, Esq. Ottawa. J. A. Jackson, Esq Ottawa. E. A. Larmonth, Esq. Ottawa. Albert MacLaren, Esq Buckingham, P.Q. Mrs. D. McMahon Ottawa. Estate of the late J. Manuel Ottawa. D. McLachlin, Esq Arnprior, Ont. Estate of the late Claude McLachlin Arnprior, Ont. Sir Andrew MacPhail Montreal. Geo. H. Millen, Esq Ottawa. Kenneth Molson, Esq Montreal. R. S. Morris, Esq Hamilton, Ont. E. L. Newcombe, Esq., K.C Ottawa. J. F. Orde, Esq., K.C Ottawa. Sir George Perley London, Eng. Charles E. Read, Esq Ottawa. Carl. Riordon, Esq Montreal. P. D. Ross, Esq Ottawa. Estate of the late W. H. Rowley Ottawa. R. V. Sinclair, Esq Ottawa. Warren Y. Soper, Esq Ottawa. Miss Wicksteed Ottawa. Mrs. T. L. Wilson New York. 6 THE ASHBURIAN F. L. Wanklyn, Esq Col. James W. Woods Rev. G. P. Woollcombe Montreal. ...Ottawa. ...Ottawa. CRICKET MATCHES Intermediates and Juniors. This year Cricket has thoroughly established itself at Ash- bury as a r egular school game. The younger members of the school have entered into it with a keenness and enthusiasm which promises well for the future. This especially gratifying as there is no game, which brings out more of those quahties , which are an essential part of gentlemanly conduct and character. Practice games have been held regularly every week and all the boys show signs of improvement in knowledge of the game and skill in playing. One would like to arrange some real matches both for the Intermediates and Juniors, but this is extremely difficult. How- ever something in this line may be attempted next year. The fact that all the younger boys now play the game is sure to, strengthen the senior team and one will not now have to turn out players " made to order in a few weeks. " Amongst the Intermediates there are several promising players who will be in the running for next years honours. Amongst these may be mentioned Tamplet, Redpath, Evans III Hodgson, Mclnnes and others. All will be given a chance and success will attend those who practice regularly and conscien- tiously. The Juniors contain several youngsters of promise. Heney and Minnes should make good wicket-keepers. McDougal Graham, Heney, Adams, Dewar and Woollcombe have from time to time made good scores. Unfortunately all have a tendency to pull the ball round to the leg side, they are advised to avoid this weakness, and to play the ball more to the " off. ' ' Cavendish is a very promising bowler; he should be careful not to try to bowl too fast. Too many of the others bowl underhand. Next year this style of bowling will be forbidden and all will have to bowl in the orthodox way. All the boys are to be congratulated on the THE ASHBURIAN 7 sportsmanlike way in which they accepted the new rule with re- gard to Cricket, viz. that all should play. So long as this spirit exists the success of cricket at the college is assurred. — A.W.D. © © © CRICKET CHARACTERS BURSTALL. — First year on Team, at times he proved a very useful bat but was rather weak in the field. He will be useful next year. Gault I. — 2nd year on Team, a disappointing bat but a good Fielder though at times inclined to be rather erratic. Evans II.— 2nd year on Team, at times he proved to be a very useful Scorer but inclined to treat all balls with a pull to the leg, he is a useful Fielder. Evans I. — 2nd year on Team, a useful change Bowler he made several very good scores and is a good Fielder. Hutchinson. — 2nd year on Team, he proved a disappointing Bat, but bowled well towards the end of the Season and should be useful next year. Grant. — 1st year on the Team, an orthodox Bat with a good eye, he made several good scores, and kept wickets exceed- ingly well under difficult conditions. Valleau. — 1st year on Team, a careful Bat and a good Fielder, he should be very useful next year. BoGERT. — 1st year on Team, he is a very steady Bat with a good eye and can be depended upon to keep up his wicket. He is rather weak in the Field. Mulligan. — 1st year on Team, a useful Fielder and at times batted well. Cawest. — Never played the game before and did not shine with the Bat but he was undoubtedly the best Fielder on the Team. Jones I. — 1st year on Team, he knew little of the game at the beginning of the Season but improved considerably, he will be useful next year. Hamilton. — Proved a good Captain. He managed his Team with skill and tact. His gentlemanly and sportmanlike con- duct was on all occasions a credit to the school. He is just the type of boy one would expect to find captain of a cricket Team. The best all-round player on the side he leaves behind a splendid record and a place difficult to fill. 8 THE ASHBURIAN Ottawa Cricket Club vs. Ashbury College On Saturday, May 4th we played our 1st match with the Ottawa Cricket Club on our own ground. The pitch was fast and rather jumpy. The Ottawas proved to be the stronger team and they beat us by 6 runs. Several members of the Ot- tawa Team were old English County Cricketers and were therefore quite at home with the bat. Ashbury was out for 58 runs of which Mr. Darnill made 14 in great style, but he was unfort- unately bowled by a shooting ball. Evans II and Hamilton both played well for Ashbury, the former hitting up 14 in a very short time. The scores were as follows: — Ottawa Cricket Club. Craige b Mr. Furnival 7 H. Larkins b Mr. Furnival... 3 P. H. Morris b Mr. Darnill 1 F. Campbell b Mr. Darnill 12 H. McDonald b Mr. Darnill 5 W. A. Powel c Grant b Hamilton 12 J. Race b Hamilton 3 Bogert b Hamilton 2 H. Howard c Grant b Mr. Darnill 1 E. Hobson b Mr. Darnill 0 E. Ramus not out 2 Extras 16 Total 64 Ashbury College 1st XI. Hutchinson b Craig 0 Burstall b Campbell 0 Evans I b Campbell 0 Mr. Darnill b Craig 14 Hamilton c Campbell 11 Mr. Furnill b Campbell 1 Valleau c Morris b Craig 2 Grant c b Craig 0 Evans II b Craig 11 THE ASHBURIAN 9 Mulligan c Craig b Campbell 2 Jones not out 2 Extras 9 Totals 52 © © © AsHBURY College 1st XI vs Ottawa Circket Club 1st XL On Saturday, May 11th, we played the return match with the Ottawas on the Rideau Hall grounds. His Excellency the Governor General and a good number of interested friends witnessed the game, which resulted in a win for the Ottawas by 42 runs. Batting first Ashbury compiled 67 runs, of which Mr. Darnill contributed 38, playing carefully he exhibited some excellent cricket, and during a long innings gave no chance, Mr. Furnival also played a good game but while batting he unfortunately hurt his leg and was thus prevented from bowling. Messrs Craig, Leighton and Holmwood starred for the Otta- was making 23, 29, 18, respectively. W.R.H. Ashbury College XI. Mr. Darnill b Leighton 38 Hutchinson b Campbell 3 Evans I b Leighton 4 Hamilton Ibw, b Holmwood 8 Valleau c Craig b Larkin 4 Burstall b Larkin 6 Mr. Furnival c Race b Leighton 6 Evans II b Leighton 0 Gault I b Campbell 0 Grant not out..... 0 Cawest b Campbell 2 Byes ; 5 Total 67 10 THE ASH BUR I AN Ottawa Cricket Club Leighton b Mr. Darnill 23 Campbell c Hutchinson b Mr. Darnill ;..7 Holmwood c Burstall b Mr. Darnill 18 Powell b Mr. Darnill 2 Larkin b Gault I .....2 Craig b Mr. Darnill 29 Morris b Mr. Darnill 19 Ramus not out..... ....1 Race not out 2 Extras 6 Total 109 The Parents vs. The Boys The annual cricket match against the Parents was played on the Ashbury College grounds at the end of the summer term. The game proved very exciting and resulted in a win for the boys by ten runs. The latter thus created a new school record as this was the first time that the boys, playing without masters have succeeded in defeating their more experienced opponents. For the Parents, Messrs MacCaulay, Burstall, Evans showed good form with the bat and other members of the team played well. For the boys, Burstall made the top score, his hitting undoubtedly helped to win the match. The bowling of Hamil- ton and Gault I wa s very good, while Hutchinson did well in the second innings. After the match the Parents kindly enter- tained the boys at the Country Club. Speeches were made by the members of both teams, and a most enjoyable evening, much appreciated by the boys, was spent. Parents N. G. Guthrie b Hamilton 0 G. Lyman c Valleau b Gault I 2 C. C. Macaulay c Mulligan b Hamilton 11 J. Burstall b Hamilton 7 A. B. Evans b Hamilton 7 H. Hampson b Hamilton. 0 CRICKET TEAM, 1918 A. C. Cawest. H. Bogert. D. Jones. W. R. Hutchinson. A. C. Evans C. Mulligan. W. G. Evans. G. H. Hamilton (Cap.) S. P. Gault. F. Grant B. Burstall. F. E. Valleau JUNIOR TEAM, 1918 A. Bonar. W. Philpot. G. Dewar. W. Graham. De Bury. G. WoDllcombe. Heney. A. W. Darnill, Esq. N. Adams. S. McDougal. K. Henderson. R. Minnes. THEASHBURIAN 11 B. Dewar b Gault 1 0 H. S. Philpot s Grant b Gaultl 3 W. C. Hogson c Valleau b Hamilton 1 M. S. Bogert not out 5 Extras 5 Total 41 AsHBURY College Bogert c Mr. Lyman b Mr. Macaulay 0 Hutchinson b Mr. Macaulay 3 Evans I b Mr. Macaulay 5 Valleau Ibw, b Mr. Guthrie 2 Hamilton c Mr. Macaulay b Mr. Guthrie 4 Grant b Mr Guthrie 2 Burstall b Mr Macaulay 14 Gault I run out -..1 Evans II Ibw, b Mr. Philpot 4 Cawest c Mr Philpot b Mr. Macaulay 3 Mulligan b Mr. Philpot 6 Jones not out.... 1 Extras 6 Total 51 @ © @ AsHBURY College vs. Lennoxville On Friday 24th, the team went down to Montreal to play Bishop ' s College School of Lennoxville. On Saturday morning at 9.30 the two teams and the Officials went out to Colonel Hooper ' s Polo Grounds in a private street car. The game opened at 11.30. Ashbury won the toss and went in to bat. Hutchinson and Bogert went in first but the former was dismissed first ball. The wickets then fell rapidly and the whole side was out for 46. Evans I making 25 in great style and Valleau also doing well, making 10. B.S.C. then went in and as was the case with A.C., one wicket fell for no runs. 12 THE ASHBURIAN At 1 o ' clock the teams ajourned for lunch, which Colonel Hooper very kindly provided. After lunch Colonel Hooper and the two Head-Masters gave short addresses. The game was then resumed, B.S.C. came out for 65 runs and A.C. went in once more and this time were dismissed for 45 runs. Taking the field again B.S.C. made a good start getting 3 wickets for 2 runs. Things then began to liven up and there were three wickets to fall and B.S.C. needed 7 runs to win. Two wickets fell and still they needed 3 runs to win. Unfortunately there was an easy catch dropped and thus we lost the game, B.S.C. beat us by 5 runs. We take this opportunity of thanking Colonel Hooper for his kindness in lending us his grounds for the game and for enter- taining us so well. The scores were as follows: — Bishop ' s College School 1st Innings Carter c Cawest b Hamilton 0 Price II c Gault b Hamilton 25 Price I b Hamilton 9 Slater Ibw, Hutchinson 1 Loomis b Hamilton 3 Ross III c Valleau b Evans 1 0 Ross I b Hamilton 4 Sewell b Hamilton 7 Burtc b Gault 1 1 Caun Ibw, b Hamilton 1 More not out 4 Extras 10 Total 65 2nd Innings not out 6 c Mulligan b Hamilton.. 6 b Hamilton 0 c Mulligan b Gault 1 b Gault 1 b Gault 0 st Grant b Hamilton 0 b Hamilton 2 b Gault 1 4 run out 1 c Mulligan b Gault 0 6 27 AsHBURY College 1st Innings Bogert c Loomis b Price I Hutchinson b Price I Evans I b Price I Hamilton b Price I Valleau c Slater b Price I.. 2nd Innings ...1 i not out 2 ...0 run out 1 .21 c Ross b Burt 0 . . .0 b Ross 1 4 10 Ht. W. bBurt 1 THE ASHBURIAN 13 Gault I b Price II 1 b Sewell 5 Grant b Price 7 st Slater b Carter 14 Evans II b Price II 1 Ibw, b Sewell 1 Burstall c b Price I . 0 c Slater b Price 1 4 Mulligan not out 1 ct Price II b Carter 1 Cawest Ibw, b Carter 0 b Carter 3 Extras 4 5 Total. .46 .41 O 0 AsHBURY College vs. Impeiral Munitions Board On Saturday, May 18th, the first team played a match with the Imperial Munitions Board team. The weather was warm and the pitch which played very well was exceedingly fast. This match was perhaps the most exciting of the season, the I.M.B. winning by one run. The scores were as follows: — AsHBURY College Hutchinson b Leighton 0 Hamilton b Howard 11 Evans I b Leighton , 2 Valleau c Howard b Russel 2 Gault I c Howard b Leighton , 1 Burstall c b Howard 5 Grant b Leighton 13 Evans II c Powel b Leighton 6 Mulligan c Bret b Leighton 2 Cawest not out 2 Jones b Howard 1 Extras 22 Total 67 Imperial Munition Board Russel b Gault 0 Gough b Hamilton 41 14 THE ASHBURIAN Nicoll run out 1 Leighton Ibw, b Gault 4 Brett b Hamilton 3 McDonald c b Gault .2 Powel b Hamilton 2 Lowe c Cawest b Hamilton ... 3 Howard b Gault 2 Hales b Hamilton 4 Nicoll not out 3 Extras 3 Total 68 @ © © CHOICE SPOTS ON EARTH— HULL Hull is bounded on the north by the Gatineau, on the east by Eddy ' s sulphur match works, on the south by the Ottawa River, on the west by the Country Club. Hull was first settled by the Ottawa Ball Team who were in the habit of killing their umpires on the banks of the Ottawa River as far back as 1798, Rip Van Winkle once went through Hull and calling at the first beer-garden for a high-ball, drank it and staggering on to the Laurentians, slept for 20 years, that is why no one to this day blames him. Hull is connected with the Parliament Buildings by the Hull and Ottawa Electric Rly. Co., the Ferry and the Inter- provincial Bridge. Having been robbed of all personality years ago, it has nothing to conceal, its windows disclosing its succulent home life are always open to the passing American traveller at all hours of the day or night enabling him to get the most vivid impressions of Canada. It contains about four miles of Ontario Mud Roads, children and bed clothes and rises to a height of 100 feet above the Sparks Street level. Hull and Clarkston have been deadly rivals in a sleeping contest, no one knows which will win. Hull is sustained and soothed by the Canadian Francais Cemetery and Clarkston has Beech Wood Cemetery. It is fortunate that Ottawa lies between them, otherwise the banner of the ready-made neckties, the Sunday silk hat and the 20th THE ASHBURIAN 15 century baby-carriage Would float over Rockliffe Park where naught now interferes with the Sabbath calm except the passing auto, the clang of the Street Cars and the sound of the falHng Poker Chips. Ed. DEBATING SOCIETY At the last meeting of the Debating Society the following officers were elected for the coming year: — Hon. President The Head-Master. Hon. Vice President Dr. Voorhis. Speaker G. Henderson. Deputy Speaker ...W. H. Wilson. Hon. Secretary .. .W. R. Hutchinson. Sergt.-at-Arms D. Jones. Asst. Sergt.-at-Arms F. Valleau. A good year is to be expected as we have among us several good speakers and there are sure to be some able speakers among the new members, who can fill the place of those whom we were unfortunate enough to lose last year. Secretary. CADET CORPS This year the Cadet Corps is larger than ever it was before, owing to the founding of a Bantam Section which is composed of the juniors who are too small to be in the Corps proper. Under the able tuition of Sergt. Mockridge the Corps did excellent work, and spent considerable time on extended order and attacking, besides the ordinary section, platoon and company drill. Capt. Evans filled his position well, so also, did Lieuts. Armstrong and Hamilton. The Cadet Corps Inspection was held last term. General Elliot, General Gwynne and Major Irvin came down and inspected the Corps. Unfortunately the two Generals were unable to stay for the whole Inspection but Major Irvin carried on. After the Inspection the Ispecting Officer de- livered a short speech saying how pleased he was with the general smartness of the Corps, both in appearance and in drill, and how it had improved since the year before. 16 THE ASHBURIAN Corp. Mulligan and his Section are to be congratulated on winning the Wood ' s Cup this year which is awarded for the best Section. Ed. @ ® Shirkers in the U.S have been caught by a police raid made upon public baths, they little guessed they were stripped for battle. ® @ @ IN ENGLAND — Any part of exploded anti-aircraft shells found after a raid must be given to the police. This fact should be borne in mind, but don ' t get it fixed in your head. @ ® ® The feminine of monk is not Mermaid, there is " NUN. " @ @ @ ' EMOTIONAL INSANITY A GAY young Parisian de Laine Long courted an heiress in vain When he said " now or niver " . She answered " Au river " So he promptly of course went in Seine. THE ASHBURIAN 17 " She ' s a corker. " " Who is ' ' " Why that girl who works down in the bottle factory. " @ © © MIRACULOUS (Englishman) (reading) " Keep out, this means you " Bah Jove! how did they know I was coming? © © © CHURCH PARADE OF THE ASHBURY CADET CORPS On Sunday, May 19th, the Rev. Mr. Brewin kindly invited the Cadet Corps to come to his Church, (St. Bartholomew ' s) to the Evening Service. The Corps turned out in full strength and accompanied by the new Bantam Unit marched to the Government House Cricket Field where they were inspected by His Excellency the Duke of Devonshire. His Excellency then gave a short address at the conclusion of which he called for three cheers for the King which were given with great vigour. The Corps then proceeded into the Church. After the Service it formed up and marched back to the School where it was dismissed. © © @ PRESENTATION OF COLOURS TO THE ASHBURY SCOUTS On Sunday, May 12th, His Excellency The Duke of Devon- shire presented colours to the Ashbury Troop. The flag was the present of Mr. and Mrs. Gill. We now take the opportunity of thanking them for this beautiful gift. In presenting the colours His Excellency said that he hoped the Troop would accept the Flag as a standard of the principle for which it stood. The colour party was composed of three Patrol Leaders, Burstall, Sladen and Hutchinson. After the presentation the Colour Party escorted the Duke up the Chapel to his seat. 18 THE ASHBURIAN The Headmaster then addressed us on the British Flag, telling how it had stood in the past for strength, virtue, justice and liberty. He then went on to say that these principles should act as a spur to the present generation to carry them out. He similarly compared the Scout Flag Standard and said it represented the same true principles. He particularly men- tioned the great Scout Motto " BE PREPARED ' and pointed out how this motto had been lived up to during the War. After the ceremony the Scouts in command of Assistant Scout-master Bliss acted as a Guard of Honour. The Vice-regal Party consisted of their Excellencies The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, Lord Richard Neville, Lady Spring-Rice, Captain Kenyon-Slaney, Lord Charles Cavendish and Sir Lomer and Lady Gouin of Quebec. Ed. © © OUR CONTEMPORIES The Cheltonian, Cheltenham College, England. The Felstedian, Felsted College, England. The Malburian, Marlborough College, England. The Meteor, Rugby College, England. The High School of Quebec Magazine, Quebec. The Bishops College School Magazine, Lennoxville, P.Q. The Record, Lake Lodge School, Grimsby Beach, Ont. The Record, Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ont. Acta Ridleiana, Ridley College, St. Catharines. Ont, The Blue and White, Collegiate School, Rothesay, N.B. The Elevator, Belleville High School, Belleville, Ont. The Windsorian, King ' s College School, Windsor, N.S. The Red and Black, University School, Victoria, B.C. The Review, St. Andrews College, Toronto, Ont. The Wykehamist, Winchester College, England. The Mitre, Bishop ' s College, Lennoxville, P.Q. The Argus, Appleby School, Oakville, Ont. The College Times, Upper Canada College, Toronto, Ont. The Albanian, St. Albans School, Brockville, Ont. © @ @ THE ASHBURIAN 19 TENNIS The tennis season which opened on the 20th, April, this year will long be remembered as an extra good one. Work was started on the courts in the early spring and thus by the 20th, both the ash and the grass courts were in first class condition. In the open singles Hamilton proved to be the winner with Evans I a close second. In the handicap doubles, Hamilton and Evans I were the Champions. The Woods brothers easily won the Intermediate tournament. Dewar and Minnes were the victors in the Junior tournament after a close play off with McDougall and Cavendish. W.H.W (§) © CLOSING DAY This year the closing day was on Tuesday, 11th June, We were exceedingly fortunate in having fine weather for the sports, but just as the speeches and prizegiving were over the rain began to come down. The sports began at 1.30 and the programme was very successfully gone through, Evans I and Valleau being the chief prize winners as was the case last year. When the sports were over everyone adjourned to the front lawn where the prizes were ready for distribution. The Headmaster first gave an sddress in which he made a general review of the year, mentioning the splendid record of the Old Ashbury Boys during the war. He then invited Col. Woods to speak, the latter gave a few words of advice to those who were leaving us. Mr, Burstall then spoke for a few minutes. After this Mrs. Woods presented the class prizes and Lady Violet Henderson the sports prizes. @ @ @ PRIZE LIST 1918 Form VI — 1. Hamilton 2. Mulligan. 3. Wanklyn. Form IV A-—1. Mclnnes. 2. Philpot. 3. Labatt. 20 THEASHBURIAN Form V — 1. Valleau 2. Henderson 1. 3. Sladen. Form III— 1. Henderson III 2. Brewin. 3. Brooke. Form IV B— 1. Lane. Form II— 1. McCarthy. 2. Minnes. 3. Jones II. 2. Morrison. 3. Clarke. 4. Pemberton. Governor General ' s Medal — C. Hamilton. Nelson Shield — A. C. Evans. ATHLETIC SPORTS Long Jump (Senior Intermediate) — 1. Valleau. 2. Hutchinson. Distance. 17 ft. 51-2 in. 800 Yards (Open)— 1. Armstrong. 2. Ritchie. Time. 2 min. 30 sec. High Jump (Junior Intermediate) — 1. Mclnnes. 2. McCurdy. Height. 4ft. 6 1-2 in. 100 Yards (Open)— 1. Valleau. 2. Evans I. Time 11 sec. Long Jump (Open) — 1. Valleau. 2. Evans II. Distance. 17 ft. 2 in. 100 Yards (Junior)— 1. Evans IV. 2. Gilmour Smith III. Time. 14 1-5 sec. 440 Yards. Handicap (Senior Intermediate) — 1. Ritchie 1. 2. Beardmore. Time. 57 2-5 sec. 120 Yards Hurdles (Open)— 1. Evans I. 2. Valleau. Time. 16 sec. High Jump (Junior)— 1. Evans IV Smith III. Height. 3 ft. 7 1-2 in. Pole Vault (Open)— 1. Evans I. 2. Valleau. Height. 8 ft. 1 in 440 Yards Handicap (Junior Intermediate) — 1. Sladen. 2. Mc- lnnes. Time. 63 3-5 sec. High Jump (Senior Intermediate) — 1. Ritchie I Gill I. Height. 4 ft. 7 1-2 in. 220 Yards (Open)— 1. Valleau. 2. Armstrong. Time. 25 3-5 sec. 100 Yards (Senior Intermediate) — 1. Hutchinson. 2. Valleau. Time. 11 3-5 sec. THE ASHBURIAN 21 100 Yards (Junior Intermediate) — 1. Morrison. 2. Mclnnes. Time. 12 sec. High Jump (Open) — 1. Evans I. 2. Brown. Height. 4 ft. 10 1-2 in. 220 Yards Handicap (Junior) — 1. Gilmore. 2. Coleman. Time. 33 3-5 sec. 440 Yards (Open)— 1. Armstrong. 2. Evans I. Time. 56 1-5 sec. ® © @ RESULTS OF COMPETITION FOR H.R.H. THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHTS GYMNASTIC CUP The competition consisted of set excercises on the Running Vaulting Horse and voluntary exercises on the Parallel and the Horizontal Bars. The object of the work done during the year was to prepare the boys for the standard of Gymnastics required at the Royal Military College, Kingston. © © o RESULTS 1st. Molson. 2nd. Gault L 3rd. Hamilton. 4th. Evans II. 5th. Armstrong. The character of the work shown was of a much higher standard than that of last year. All the Competitors offered some well thought-out and nicely executed combinations of movements, including Upstarts, Rolls, Pump Swings, Seat Circles, Roll Balances, Clear Circles, Cuts and Hollow Back Lifts. The preparation for the contest has greatly improved the boys physically, and has been the means of stimulating the whole school in their work in the Gymnasium. W.H.H. © © © SHOOTING O ' Connor Cup— C. Gault I, 230 points out of 250. (Seniors.) 22 THE ASHBURIAN Cox Cup — R. Labatt, 204 out of 250. (Juniors.) Scot Cup — C. Hamilton, (Senior Indoor Rifile Shooting, 2 special matches, 180 out of 200.) © ® © CONFIRMATION SERVICE A Confirmation Service was held in the school Chapel by Dr. Roper, Bishop of Ottawa, on April 21. The Bishop gave a very inspiring and solemn address, his remarks being chiefly directed to those boys who were being presented for confirmation. Several of the parents of the candidates were present at the service. The following boys were prepared and presented by the Rev. F. Brewin and the Headmaster. G. Beardmore. G. Heney. R. Evans. W. Philpot. S. Woods. M. Young. © © © EXTRACTS FROM AN OLD BOY ' S LETTERS The following extracts have been taken from letters received by the Headmaster from Paul Drummond while on his way to the Front. Many boys will remember Paul and read the following with interest. The Editor reg rets, that owing to lack of space, the letters cannot be printed in full. " Very little sleep last night. As usual the old girl rolled and plunged and went around in circles. It was simply terrible. At breakfast this morning you would try and place a piece of food in your mouth and the boat would give a lurch and you would feed the person across from you, or shove it into the salt cellar or something else. You see the boat is changed from side to side to cause a zig-zag motion so that the subs cannot get a good position for a torpedo. " " We are all feeling more satisfied this morning owing to the fact that eight T.B.D ' s are with us. They are certainly great little boats. They all came up to the sterns of the different vessels for their issue of rum, which is thrown over the stern of the boat on a long rope. " THE ASHBURIAN 23 " The first night we landed there was a full moon, so na- turally the Gothas made us a visit. Hugh and I went out to see the fun. A bobby sent us inside. The " archies " kept going for forty minutes. Everyone crowded into the halls of the hotel for protection, and they thought us crazy Canadians because we went to bed. The next night Hugh and I went out to the theatre, and in the middle of the show a man came out on the stage and said that there was a raid on, and that if anyone wa!nted to go to the cellar they could, but nobody left their seat, and the show went on. When we got outside the streets were bare, and we could not get a taxi or bus for love or money, so we tried to get back by the tube but that was some big job. They were simply crowded with women, children and men. They were there be- cause of the air raid. Anyway we got off at the wrong station and consequently we got lost. There was a thick mist and no lights to speak of, and not many people, so we had to walk for two hours before we found a policeman to show us the way. We walked through Hyde Park, and it was as dark as old nick. The sky was dotted with lights from our aeroplanes, and we watched them for a while. Anyway we were glad to reach here without being sandbagged. That was a good lesson to teach us the City of London. Now we can find our way around like a taxi man. " © © © FOOTBALL PROSPECTS The football prospects for this year are very good considering the number of old faces that left us in the spring, and we are very fortunate in having the services of Ferdie Dewhurst again one of the best coaches the school has ever had. There will be plenty of speed but the team will be light and we are lucky to have Frank Bliss back for the kicking as he is one of the best kickers in the game. All the players are trying hard for places, those trying for the back division are McLeod, Kennedy, Bliss, Hutchinson, and Jones and in the line there are McLachlin and Smith, both of last years team and Hampson, Mclnnes, Elliot, Gill I, McMahon and others. Matches have been arranged with Lower Canada College. We also hope to play Bishops College, Lennoxville, in Montreal. There are two. games to be played against Brockville but for these some of our best and heaviest players will have to stand out. F.V. (Capt.) 24 THE ASHBURIAN INTERMEDIATE AND JUNIOR FOOTBALL Football this term has been thoroughly organized. Dayboys as well as boarders, unless medically unfit, are expected to play. Care is taken that everyone turns out at least twice a week. Mr. Darnill has been looking after the Intermediates, and Mr. Hewitt has been coaching the Juniors both in Rugby and Soccer. Two matches have been played by the Intermediates against teams from the Model School, and in both, our boys have been victorious. The second game was most exciting, for after being led by their opponents for practically the whole game, our team won the match in the last few seconds of the game by most determined play. One hopes that more matches can be arranged both for the Second Team as well as the Intermediates. Matches are always something to look forward to, and greatly encourage practice and training. ® d ® SALVETE Boarders Form VI.— F. D. BHss, Ottawa. H. S. Clark, Ottawa. Form V. — J. S. McMahon, Winnipeg. S. M. Tupper, Winnipeg. K. W. McLeod, Montreal. J. Mitchell, Halifax. Form IV B.— G. M. Griffin, Toronto. R. L. Labatt, Hamilton. Lord Charles Cavendish, Govt. House, Ottawa. Form IV A.— J. R. Bogert, Montreal. H. Cave, Montreal L. H. Clayton, Ottawa. F. C. Holt, Montreal. T. D. Ross, Montreal. Sangster, Windsor, N.B. Tremain, Windsor, N.B. Form III.— W. A. Dennis, Windsor, N.B. E. B. FitzRandolf, Fredericton, N.B. D. Harvey, Montreal. THE ASHBURIAN 25 T. K. McLaren, Buckingham. E. N. Rhodes, Ottawa. Form 11. — J. B. Hamilton, Montreal. G. D. Hall, Montreal. Form I.— D. McCurdy, Halifax. A. Spring-Rice, Government House, Ottawa. Day Boys J. Philpot Form IVA. J. Dewar " III. J. Le Moine " II. J. Gamble 11. S. Gamble I. E. Lambert " II. J. Mclntyre " II. H. Robertson " II. C. Robertson " II. H. Thornburn " II. C. Monserat " II. © © © VALETE C. A. Mulligan, Football, ' 17, Cricket, ' 18, Matriculated, R.M.C., ' 18. S. P. Gault, Football, ' 16, ' 17 (capt.). Cricket, ' 16, ' 17, Private, C.O.C. F. Grant, Cricket, ' 18, Matriculated, R.M.C., ' 18. J. S. P. Armstrong, Football, ' 16, ' 17, Track, ' 15, ' 16, ' 17. C. H. Hamilton, Football, ' 15, ' 16, ' 17, Cricket, ' 15, ' 16 (capt.) ' 17, (capt.) Hockey, ' 18, Track, ' 16, Tennis, 16, Matriculated, R.M.C., ' 18. D. A. Wanklyn, Football, ' 16, ' 17, Matriculated, R.M.C. ' 18. W. G. Evans, Track, ' 15, ' 16, Football, ' 16, ' 17, Tennis, ' 16, Hockey, ' 17, ' 18, Cricket, ' 16, ' 17, ' 18, Matriculated, R.M.C, ' 18. J. Molson, Football, ' 16, ' 17, Hockey, ' 16, ' 17, ' 18, (capt.), Track, ' 17, Matriculated, McGill, ' 18. A. W. Cawest, Football, ' 17, Cricket, ' 18. L. Burpee, 3rd place, R.N.C., Matriculation. A Wink To The Wise Are you wise? No you ' re not. Not in the matter of clothes and furnishings. That ' s why you should purchase your necessities at The Shop of Fashion Craft, " where quality is reliable. We ' ll be always pleased to have you call and look over our stocks. FISHER ' S 110-112 SPARKS STREET Nothing so appropriate for the College boy as a Ukulele, Banjo, Mandolin, Steel Guitar, or Violin Outfit OUR STOCK IS ALWAYS COMPLETE We also carry a complete line of Classical and Popular Music and Music Books THE McKECHNIE MUSIC CO. 175 SPARKS ST. PHONE Q. 3840 (ORME LIMITED BUILDING) THE ASHBURIAN 27 CASUALTIES Lieut. John B. Carling Few Old Ashburians of recent years enjoyed the es- teem in which Lieut. John B. CarHng, of the Royal Air Force, who died in England in May last, was held. The idol of the School on the athletic field, he became in the larger game overseas the sam.e heroic figure and though his death did not occur on the field of battle, he gave his life just as cheerfully as if such had been the case. The writer remembers when, in 1905, the Carling brothers, Lewis and John, first made their appearance at Ashbury. Al- though they were then but small boys they immediately began to take an active interest in junior sports which never flagged during their entire period at the School. John became a member of the senior football team, of which he was captain in 1915 and of the track teams of 1914 and 1915. In the latter year he also won the Fleming Cup awarded for supremacy in School athletics 28 THE ASHBURIAN and gave promise of becoming one of the most proficient ath- letes in the city. In 1916, John CarUng left Ashbury to take out a commission in the Army Service Corps, which branch of the service he left to join the Royal Flying Corps where his eagerness to get close quarters with the enemy was soon gratified. He took part in numerous encounters with the Germans in the air and was a participant in many thrilling adventures, several of which were chronicled in the Ashburian at the time. In May last, while on leave from the front, he contracted scarlet fever in London and died of that disease. His remains were laid to rest in Beech- wood cemetery, Ottawa, with full military honours. © © © Captain Gordon B. Carling Scarcely half a month after the funeral in Ottawa of Lieut. John B. Carling, the death occurred suddenly at Deseronto, Ont., of his half-brother, Capt. Gordon B. Carling, of the Canadian Army Service Corps, another well known former Ashburian. The late Capt. Carling was 31 years of age and was born and educated in Ottawa. He was, like his brother, Lieut. John Carling, well known in amateur athletics. At the outbreak of the war Gordon Carling enlisted as a private in the Princess Patricia ' s Canadian Light Infantry, going overseas in the ranks of the original " Pats. ' ' He fought with distinction through the early stages of the war and rose from the ranks to his captaincy being mentioned in despatches for valor. Capt. CarHng was gassed in the first battle of Ypres, but he returned to the front and was so severely wounded that his life for a time was despaired of. He was invalided to Canada two years ago and had been declared unfit for further service at the front, though he was eager to return and to join those of his former comrades who survived the terrific tests through which the " Princess Pats " had passed. For the year " previous to his death, he had been stationed at Kingston, being attached to the Army Service Corps staff. The two brothers were sons of Fred. W. Carling, Ottawa. @ @ @ THE ASHBURIAN 29 Lieut. Roger H. Lelievre After distinguished service overseas with the Royal Air Force in the course of which he was awarded the Medaille MiHtaire of the French Republic, death came to Lieut. Roger H. Lelievre, at Coln y, England, in September last. Lieut. Lelievre, who was at Ashbury for some years, met his death in an airplane accident. Lieut. Lelivre enlisted early in the war with the famous 22nd French-Canadian Battalion. He was but eighteen years of age when he first went overseas. It was not long before he got to France, and was in the big engagements of the early days of the war. He was wounded and after convalescence was returned to Canada on leave. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and joined the 230th Bat- talion under Colonel de Salaberry. Later he was transferred to the Flying Corps and returned to France with this service. In this he gave splendid service, and after eight months he was decorated with the Medaille Militaire. Eygpt was the next battle ground for the young aviator, who remained there but a few months, returning to England this year. He was about to return to the front, whfen the fatal accident occurred. The young aviator ' s parents are Mr. and Mrs. S. Lelievre, Stewart street, Ottawa. © ® ® Lieut. Hugh Billings Another former Ashburian serving in the Royal Air Force who has given his life was Lieut. Hugh Billings. The hopes entertained by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Billings, Billing ' s Bridge, that Lieut. Billings, who was reported missing on August 9, 1917, that he was a prisoner in Germany, were shattered when word came in June that he was officially reported dead by the German authorities. The late Lieut. Hugh Billings was in his 20th year and was one of Ottawa ' s best known young men. He went overseas two years ago, trained in England and had seen seven months ' service in France, where he took part, with his squadron, in many daring exploits. On August 9th last, he left, with other British aviators, to cross the German lines on bombing and scouting expeditions. The heroic British squadron of Nieuport machines became heavily 30 THE ASHBURIAN engaged and Mr. Billings afterwards learned that when last seen Hugh had met two German ' planes and was in the thick of a fight. His commander did not discover until some time after- wards that Lieut. Billings was missing. Several weeks afterwards he was reported as missing, but Mr. and Mrs. Billings, with other members of the family, declined to abandon hope, believing that Hugh would turn up a prisoner of war. These hopes were raised some time afterwards when a friend learned and cabled Mr. Billings to the effect that someone, believed to be Hugh, had cashed a check in Germany. This, however, proved to be a- nother captured British officer. Lieut. F. Graeme Avery, M.C. A career of promise was cut short when Lieut. Frederick Graeme Avery, M.C., of the Royal Engineers, was killed in action on April 13 last, at the age of 22 years. Lieut. Avery attended Ashbury for some years. The dead officer, an exceptionally clever and handsome young fellow, graduated from the Royal Military College at King- ston. In 1915 he took a commission with the Royal Engineers and went to France with that unit. Afterwards he went to Saloniki, was invalided owing to malaria, and then, returning to France, he won the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry. He was the son of the late F. W. Avery, Ottawa. © © (§) Others Listed as Wounded Old Boys who have been reported wounded include Capt. E. G. A. Smart, M.C, of the Cameron Highlanders of Canada, 2nd Lieut. G. F. Benson and 2nd Lieut. R. S. Morris, of the Royal Field Artillery. © i) @ HONOURS Lieut. Donald A. Grant, M.C. For leading his troop with ' ' great dash, exposing himself recklessly to gain knowledge of the enemy ' s position, " Lieut. THE ASHBURIAN 31 Donald A. Grant, of the Royal Canadian Dragoons, an old boy of recent years, has been awarded the MiHtary Cross. Lieut. Grant left Ashbury in 1913 and after taking a course at the Royal Military College, Kingston, secured a commission in the Dragoons with which he has been in France for an extended period. His home is in Toronto. Lieut. Jack Malcolm, M.C. The Croix de Cuerre with palm leaf and the Military Cross as well, have been awarded Lieut. Jack Malcolm, of the Royal Air Force, a well known Old Boy, who has had a variety of ex- periences since going overseas. He was last summer taken prisoner by the Turks but at the end of eleven days succeeded in escaping. Lieut. Malcolm has been with the Air Force for two years, having enlisted shortly after he left the School in 1916. He was a member of the football teams of 1914-15-16 and of the track team of 1915. He is not yet 19 years old and is a son of Mrs. Thomas Malcolm, Campbellton, N.B. © © © Capt. p. B. Belanger, M.C. Display of the utmost gallantry while acting as Medical Officer of a battalion of the 10th Essex Regiment, B.E.F., has won the Military Cross for Captain P. B. Belanger, an Old Boy and the son of P. R. A. Belanger, 35 College avenue, Ottawa. Capt. Belanger is a graduate of Ottawa and McGill Universities and enlisted as a private with No. 3 Canadian General hospital (McGill) in 1915. Subsequently he secured a commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps. The official citation of the deed for which the Cross was granted Capt. Belanger is as follows: " He moved about in the open, often having to jump from shell-hole to shell-hole, tending the wounded, regardless of the continuous machine-gun and shell fire. He was entirely re- sponsible for the bringing in of many wounded men, and thereby saving their lives. He did not desist until he had the whole battalion sector cleared of wounded, and throughout he set a magnificent example to the stretcher-bearers who followed him. ' © © © 32 THE ASHBURIAN C.M.G. FOR Colonel Palmer Companionship in the Order of St. Michael and St. George has been granted Lieut.-Colonel and Temporary Colonel A. Z. Palmer, of Militia Headquarters, Ottawa. Lieut.-Colonel E. de B. Panet and Capt. W. S. Trenholme have been mentioned in despatches. @ @ @ NOTES FROM OVERSEAS Lieut. A. Roy MacLaren, who went overseas from Kingston in command of a draft of field artillery, has since joined the Im- perial Army. @ ® @ Major A. G. Gill has been transferred from the Canadian Forestry Corps to the Canadian Field Artillery. o ® € Capt. Leslie Kirk Greene has been transferred from the C.F.A. to the Canadian Army Gymnastic Staff, having qualified as a gymnastic instructor. ® ® @ Sub-Lieut. T. S. Critchley has been promoted lieutenant and Sub-Lieuts. H. E. Reid and D. St. G. Lindsay acting lieutenants in the Royal Navy. @ ® ® Lieut. Randolph W. White, prisoner in Germany, has been transferred to Bad Colberg from Holzminden. ® ® ® Lieut. G. Aldous Bate, a recent graduate of the Roy?l Military College, has joined the Royal Field Artillery overseas. THE ASHBURIAN 33 Lieut. Palmer H. Wright has been promoted captain in the Canadian Field Artillery. © © @ Major F. H. M. Codville, M.C., has transferred to the Royal Air Force. @ © © Captain Herbert D. Fripp has been gazatted staff officer. © © © The marriage was solemnized at Holy Trinity church, Folkestone, England, on October 16, of Audrey Katharine How- ard, daughter of the late Colonel Tidswell, Hamilton, and Lieut. G. Drummond Burn, B.A., of Ottawa. © © © ASHBURIANS IN CANADA Capt. J. F. E. (Fernie) Gendron has been detailed for duty temporarily as Commanding Royal Canadian Engineer, Military District No. 5. © © © Lieut.-Colonel E. J. Renaud has returned from overseas and is on his way to Siberia where he will act as Director of Ordnance Services of the Canadian force. © © © The Earl of Minto, who attended Ashbury when known as Lord Melgund, has become extra aide-de camp on the staff of the Duke of Devonshire, Governor-General. Capt. John W. Hughson, B. Sc., has returned to Canada after service overseas with the Canadian Forestry Corps, as has also Lieut. L. E. L. Harvey, who was accidently wounded while in France with P.P.C.L.L © © © Lieut. Stuart C. Bate, of the Royal Canadian Regiment, has been granted the temporary rank of captain while acting as organizer and inspector of cadet corps in Military District No. 13. © © © Corp. A. J. Edward, student in Applied Science at McGill University, enlisted in the Canadian Tank battalion. 34 THE ASHBURIAN Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Benoit resigned his post as Com- manding Royal Canadian Engineer, Military District No. 3, to go overseas with the 1st Canadian Tank battalion as a captain. @ © © John A. Aylen, a recent graduate of Laval University, has been called to the bar of the province of Quebec. His brother, H. Aldous Aylen, a third year Arts student at McGill, has joined the Royal Air Force as a cadet. © @ © J. R. Dunbar has been elected president of his class in the Faculty of Applied Science at McGill. @ @ @ Lieut. Leonard Palmer, of the Royal Air Force, has been on leave from France at his home in Ottawa. © © © Captain Philip Woollcombe is now adjutant of the 2nd Depot battalion, E.O.R., Ottawa. © © © Lieut. Terence Maunsell, of the Royal Canadian Engineers, was on June 11, married at Ottawa to Miss Winifred Porter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson D. Porter. © © © Lieut. H. Walter Davis, of the Royal Canad ian Regiment, was united in marriage on June 8, at Ottawa, to Miss Mary Frances Blakney. © © Editors— H. E. HANSON, H. S. LANE Sport Editor— M. DWYER. Bus. Man. and Treasurer— Mr. A. W. DAENELL EDITORIAL The editorial of the Summer number of the Ashburian is a difficult one to write. It has to go to press weeks before the school closes, and many of the salient events of the last term have to be referred to in prospective. This accounts for so manj references to matters and events which at the time of going to press have not yet taken place. Ashbury is more than fortunate in the benevolence of two of its patrons. Mr. F. B. McCurdy, M.P. is providing the cricket team with a three-day tour in Eastern Ontario, and Mr. J. F. Burstall is arranging for the better care of the ground and for a supply of additional cricket materials. We take this opportunity of thanking them both for their great kindness and generosity. It is unfortunate that the usual triennial gymnastic exhibi- tion will not take place this year. The Debating Society has had a very successful season, for at no other time has the interest in the debates been so keen. The masters have all taken a g ' reat interest in the work of the Society, and our thanks are due to them for attending the debates so regularly. The hockey season has turned out to be very interesting, all the games being closely contested. Out of seven games 2 THE ASHBURIAN WG won three and lost four. Although we failed in our efforts to rescue the Carling Cup, we have nothing to be ashamed of in the try we made. The tennis this year is in charge of Mr. Wright, who is an enthusiastic player, and we expect that when the season is over it will have been one of the best we have ever had. All indications point to a successful track season, and we hope to do as well as in form.er years. We have many of our best runners of last year with us still, and also some new material, which is likely to distinguish itself. Our congi-atulations are offered to our worthy coach, Mr. Eddie Gerard, who led the Ottawa Hockey team to victory in the World ' s Champion Hockey Series. Although the Cadet Corps has had very few parades up to the present time, the new recruits are improving fast under Sergt. Mockridge, and we look to see the corps give a good acount of itself at the insp ection in June. Mr. Hewitt has kindly invited the seniors to bathe at his place at Brittania, and all are looking forward to spending some enjoyable afternoons in the water. In conclusion we offer our sincere thanks to those of our patrons and contributors who have aided us in the past year, and we extend to those who are about to sever their connec- tions with the school our best wishes for their success and prosperity in whatever sphere of life they may be called upon to enter; and to all, masters and boys, our best wishes for a pleasant vacation. THE A S H B U R I A N 3 HOCKEY Ash bury vs. Collegiate. On Wednesday, March 10th, the firs ' : team played a team from Collegiate in a return match at the Gladstone rink. The ice was very bad, and it was impossible for any one to nurse the puck. As a result the play was not as good as it would have been on good ice. As a result of their beating on Ash- bury ice, the Collegiate used a much stronger team than in the previous game. About the middle of the first period Col- legiate scored on a shot which bounced along the ice and found a corner of the net. Play went from end to end, with both teams playing hard, though much hindered by the bad ice. Ashbury then determined to score, and it was not long before Mclnnes scored on a pretty shot. This encouraged Ashbury, and another goal was soon scored by McLeod. This ended the scoring for the first period. In the second period both teams tried hard to score, but v ithout success. The Collegiate goal-keeper made some splendid stops, and was a great factor in the winning of the game. In the third period both teams started out determined to win. Soon one of the Collegiate got the puck about centre-ice, worked his way through the Ashbury defence, and picked his corner with pre- cision, making the score 2-2. Both teams went up and down the ice many times in their efforts to score, when one of the Collegiate shot from a mix-up in front of the Ashbuiy goals. The puck hit Lane ' s pads and bounced in. This proved to be the winning goal of the match, for although the Ashburian tried hard to score, they were unable to in the short time be- fore the end of the game, which ended 3-2 for Collegiate. The Ashbury line-up was as follows : Goal, Lane ; Point. HaniDSon ; C. Point, Morrison; Centre, Mclnnes; R. Wing, McLeod; L. Wing, Burstall; Sub, Napier. School vs. Old Boys During the course of the hockey season some very interest- ing matches were played against the Old Boys. These games were of great interest to the school, and were of great help to the team, because they ker)t up the interest in hockey and gave the team many opportunities to obtain much useful practice. There were four of these games played, and all proved very keenly contested. The first game was won by the Old Boys — 7-2, who proved to be a little too strong for us, as the game took place shortly 4 THE A S H B U R I A N after the Xmas holidays, and our team was not in the best of shape. The second game proved that our boys were fast com- ing- into shape, and although the personnel of the Old Boys was slightly changed, we were able to defeat them by a score of 4-2. The third game, which was played some weeks later, was perhaps the most exciting, and it was not until the last minutes of the game that it was decided who should come gut victorious, but the Old Boys could not have kept up the pace set out by our team, and at the finish we notched two goals and they only obtained one. The fourth game took place about a week later. The Old Boys after their previous defeat were determined to get revenge, consequently they brou M a stronger team, and defeated us by a score of 5-3. The follow- ing Old Boys played in the different matches, with apologies for any possible omissions: Bliss, T. Blakeney, H. Blak ney, Shaw, Thoburn, Wright, O ' Connor, Birkett, Rivers, Taschereau, Van Meter, Davidson. Mr. Wood, Mr. Hewitt and Pete Bate took turns at referee- ing, and all proved very satisfactory to everybody. The schools line-up for all games was: Lane, goal; Hamp- son, Point; Morrison. C. Point; Mclnnes, Centre; McLeod, R. Wing; Burstall, L. Wing; Tremain, Rover. Kennedy played goal for the second and third game. M. D. Ashbury vs. Lower Canada College On Friday, January 30th, the team, accompanied by Mr. Wood, left for Montreal to play our first league match against Lower Canada on the following day. Owing to a slight dis- agreement between the teams, the game was somewhat late in starting, consequently the game was shortened considerably, and only two ten-minute periods were played. However, when the game eventually started, despite the fact that the ice was very bad, both sides played excellent hockey. In the first period we had much the better of the play, but owing to our bad shooting and lack of team work we were unable to score. Our individual play was good, but Lower Canada being the more experienced of the two teams stood the strain better, and from a mix-up in front of our goals, R. McCombe slipped one past Kennedy. This was the only score during the first period. The second period started with Ashbury determined to even THE ASHBURIAN 5 up the score, but again team work was lacking-, and we failed to tally. However, strenuous hocke} was played, and it was only after several minutes of hard play that R. McCombe man- aged to score his second goal of the match. This completed the scoring of the game, which ended 2-0 in favour of L. C. C. The game can hardly be considered a fair test of the teams ' ability, as the game was of such short duration. The line-up was as follows: Ashbury L. C. C. Kennedy Goal McCall Hampson Point H. Smith Morrison C. Point Joslin Mclnnes Centre R. McCombe fCapt.) McLeod (Capt.) R. Wing Mickles Burstall L. Wing J. McCombe Tremain Rover Eveleigh After the game the team was tendered a delicious lunch- eon at the New Edinborough Cafe by the Lower Canada team. M. D. HOCKEY CHARACTERS i Senior Team Hampson: A fair stick-handler, needs practice in shooting. His weight should have been of greater advantage to him as a defence man. Morrison: A good defence man, showed great improvement as the season progressed. Played his hardest at all times, and should do well in the future. Requires practice in stick-handling and shooting. Lane: Owing to the departure of Kennedy, another goal- tender had to be chosen. Lane took the position, and although not very prominent at first, eventually proved an efficient custodian. Mclnnes: Plays a good game on the forward line, but was greatly handicapped by his inability to shoot quickly. With more experience should prove a useful man. Burstall: A good stick-handler with lots of experience. Does not play his position, and too eratic to b of great service to a team. THE ASHBURIAN Tremain: A good stick-handler and plays a very fair game. Somewhat light and a little weak in shooting. Should be one of our best players next year. Evans: A fair substitute; room for improvement in both stick-handling and shooting ; should make a good forward on next year ' s team. Napier: Improved a great deal after the ccmmencem ent of the season, and turned out a good defence man; rather unsteady on his skates ; played as substitute this season, but should gain a regular place on the team next vear. K. M. McLeod: (Captain). By far the best player on the team; fairly fast skater and splendid stick-handler; can shoot well from any position; worked untiringly and scored most of the goals. ED. I THE BOLSHEVIK! HOCKEY TEAM (By Themselves) Rutherford, goalkeeper, rather inclined to use soccer tac- tics, but generally managed to ti y and kick the puck with the wrong foot. Made some excellent stops when the puck hit him. Labatt, general utility man, good anywhere except on the ice. Rather at a disadvantage on the wing, because the boards are not strong enough to hold him. McCurdy, defence, a very useful man, but was never in his position. The most tricky player on the team, but was unable to manipulate the puck and the tricks, so he retained the tricks. Redpath, spare, a very vigorous player. Played half a game and broke many sticks. Did great damage to the ice. Was not retained on the active list as he was too great an expense for the club. Sladen, left wing, very hard-working player with a wicked shot. Plays good combination with the wrong team. Scored most s ' oals for the Bolsheviks during the season. McMahon, our husky representative from the Teg. Was a spare, but could not spare his knee, which prevented him from taking part in more games. T H E A S II B U R I A N 9 Minutes of Debate Held on March 14th, 1920 The last debate of the season was by far the most interest- ing " . The Speaker took the chair and opened the debate at 8.15. After the minutes had been read, Mr, Hampson was called upon to speak in favour of the motion, and many interest- ing facts were brought to light during his speech. Mr. Labatt then delivered a humorous and most interesting speech, which he began in the following manner : ' T hope you have all noticed that Mr. Hampson ' s eloquence is surpassed only by his supreme ignora,nce of facts. " Messrs. McMahon and Simonds each made a very able and interesting speech. Mr. Parks then made a short speech which dealt with some of his experiences among the poor, and of the trouble caused by intoxicating liquors. Messrs. Burstall, McCurdy, Mclnnes, Evans and Woollcombe all addressed the house, and then Mr. Wood backed up some statements which Mr. Evans had made regarding the searching of the baggage of the poor, v hereas the rich did not have to undergo such inconveniences. Mr, Ritchie told the house that the suitcase of a prominent man in public life had been searched, and some bottles extracted. Mr. McLeod asked Mr. Ritchie upon what authority he based his informr - tion, and Mr. Ritchie replied: ' ' His son told me. " The Head- master then said a few words concerning the fact that the average length of life of the present man is greater than the average length of life of the man of one hundred years ngo, while the habit of drinking intoxicating- liquors one hundred years ago was much greater than it is to-day. Messrs, Burstall and Hampson each spoke again, and then Messrs, Hampson and Labatt were called upon to sum up for their respective sides. The vote was then taken and the motion ' " T hat in the opinion of this house Prohibition has been benefici l to Can- ada " was rejected by a majority of twenty votes. The meet- ing was then adjourned. S.F.H.L. Minutes of Debate Held on Sunday, November 30th, 1919 The Speaker took the chair at 8.15 and opened the debate- Mr. Campbell, being the proposer of the motion, was called upon to speak first, and he brought out some very good noints in his speech. Messrs. Labatt and Burstall both spoke in o - position to Mr. Campbell, while Mr, McCurdy added some moi e points to those already given by Mr. Campbell. The Speaker 10 T HE A S H B i; R I A N then declared the question open for debate, and for a short time the debate turned into a verbal duel between Messrs. Bur- stall and Campbell. The Headmaster made a short speech, and then the Secretary said a few words, which Mr. Wood promptly attacked in a vigorous manner. The Rev. Mr. Biggs made a very interesting speech, telling of some of his experiences in dealing with the Germans at the front. Major Newcombe, a former Ashburian, also made a most interesting and instructive speech, in which he related some of his experiences at the front. Mr. Burstall remarked that he thought that Mr. Campbell ' s knowledge of the subject had been acquired from a Lethbridge paper. Mr. Campbell replied that if such was the case it raised the prestige of Lethbridge one hundred per cent. The vote was taken soon afterwards, and the motion ' That in the opinion of this house the ex-kaiser of Germany should be brought to trial before a court of the AJhes " was passed by a majority of two votes. S. F. H. L. INTERMEDIATE HOCKEY LEAGUE About half way through the Eastern Term, when, owing to an outbreak of mumps, it w as decided that there would be no matches between the Intermediates and The Model School, an Intermediate League was formed. Four teams were selected, each consisting cf six boys and a spare, and it was decided that each team should play one match against each of the other three teams. Medals were promised to the winning- team and considerable enthusiasm was aroused over these games. The four captains selected were Dewar I., captain of the Intermediates, Henderson, Holt and Clayton. All the games played were keenly contested. Holt ' s team lost all its three matches, only by a small margin in each case. Dewar ' s team lost two matches and won one. Both Clayton ' s team and Henderson ' s team won two matches each, and the last match to be played was between these two teams, which added considerably to the excitement over the match. These two teams opposed each other on Wednesday, March Brd, and when the whistle blew for time the score was 3 all. Clayton ' s team was leading 3-2 until the last half minute of the game, when Henderson enualised. It was decided to re-play the game the next day. Unfortunately, the sun had spoilt the new sheet of THE A S H B II R I A N 11 ice, which was very soft in places, but, in spite of that, a magnificent struggle was witnessed between these two teams. Henderson scored first, but before half time Clayton equalised. The score remained unchanged through the second half. It was decided, after a short rest, to play on until one side should score; it was not, however, until 20 minutes later that Cave scored the winning goal from a difficult angle, and thus gave Henderson ' s team the victory. There was little to choose between the two teams. Henderson was a little stronger in attack, and Clayton a little stronger in defence. There was better combination in the winning team and this probably turned the scale in their favour. This League, which it is to be hoped, will become an annual affair, has proved beneficial in several ways. In the first place it has encouraged team play as opposed to individual work. At the beginning of the term some boys, and not only Inter- mediates, showed a distinct tendency to ' ' hog the puck, " a habit which has always proved fatal to the side on which they were playing. A boy who tries to score on an individual run seldom succeeds. But when he draws the defence after him and then passes, so that one of his own side has a clear goal, the credit of scoring the goal belongs more to him than the boy who actually scored. The boy who scores a goal should remember that he scores for his team and not for himself. Secondly, the League has given an opportunity to boys who would not have made the Intermediate Team to learn something about the game, and several have not been slow to take advantage of it. They have had an opportunity of learning how to shoot, how to combine and, most useful of all, how to check. Although there have been no matches against outside teams, the Intermediate hockey has been a great success. The Senior rink has been kept in good condition, and there have been few days when hockey was not possible. Credit for this is due to a large extent to the boys themselves, who have not allowed themselves to become discouraged by constant shovel- ling of snow. Below is given the result of the matches and the names of the four teams : — Dewar I. Henderson. Lost 3-5 XX Clayton. Lost 1-3 Won 2-1 XX Holt. Won 3-1 Won 3-1 Won 2-1 XX Dewar I XX Henderson . . Won 5-3 Clayton Won 3-1 Holt Lost 1-3 Lost 1-2 Lost 1-3 Lost 1-2 12 THE ASHBURIAN Names of the Four Teams : — Dewar I. MacLaren I. Heney Pacaud Angus Caldwell I. Eaton Henderson de Bury Minnes Cave Bogert Irvine I. FitzRandolpli Clayton Sangster Clark Stevenson Yuile Harveyn Scammell Holt Evans 11. MacLaren H. Gobeil Gill Rhodes 11. Ritchie JUNIOR MIDGIT PANORAMA AND ENTERTAINMENT This entertainment took place in the Assembly Room on Saturday evening, April 24th. Thanks to the untiring eltorts of its organizer, Mr. Hewitt, assisted by a large number of boys, it was an unqualified success from start to finish. All through the winter months, when it was too dark and cold to be out of doors, Mr. Hewitt kept the juniors busy making pre- parations for this panorama, and judging from the elaborate scenes depicted, they must have got through a great deal of work. With regard to school property during these months, such as hammers, nails, light keys, pass keys, etc., which had been mislaid, it was always safe to apply to Mr. Hewitt for them, whose pockets were full of them. The duty room for the fortnight preceding the show resembled a miniature Drury Lane. The entertainment itself opened with a selection by the orchestra. The orchestra, composed mostly of boys, played several times during the evening and received quite an ovation after each selection. The feature of the orchestra was the playing of the saxophone by Elliott, who surpassed himself. Mr. Hewitt then made a few introductory remarks, explaining how the panorama had been constructed and the object of the entertainment. After the National Anthem, views of various cities in Canada were shown on the panorama, and short talks by the seniors on each city were given. One rather gathered that Canada was ' ' some country " because each speaker informed us that his city was the finest in the country. The short talks were most interesting and showed the good work done by the Debating Society. Bogert, in a maiden speech, gave us an excellent talk on Niagara Falls. T H E AS H 15 IT R 1 A N The most effective tableau of the evening was " The Lesson of the Water-Mill ' When the curtain went up, the mill was seen at work. Where the water Ccime from and went to, will remain a mystery, but the fact remains that it was real water, and Heney and Yuile are to be congratulated on the way they worked it. Mr. Hewitt gave us an api3ropriate recitation at the same time. The scenery for this tableau and for all the others were painted by Harvey and Chapleau, and they must have spent many hours on it — the results were really excellent. After a further selection by the orchestra, the second part of the programme opened with a series of war pictures, accom- panied from time to time by chorus songs and orchestra. Griffin was to have perform.ed on the bagpipes, but the stage manager explained to our sorrow that his pipes were punc- tured, and he would be unable to play. The finale was a graphic representation of the Battle of the Somme. One heard the explosion of heavy shells, the rattle of machine-guns, bugle calls and the cries of the wounded; one saw the flashes of the shells as they burst, and the smoke. Where the smoke camie from is also a mystery, which Heney miight be able to explain. After some shadow boxing by McCurdy II. and Hamilton, in which both combatants apparently were knocked out, the proceedings closed with a selection by the orchestra. The Headmaster proposed a vote of thanks to all the helpers and especially to Mr. Hewitt for all the trouble he had taken to make the entertainment a success. Three hearty cheers were given for Mr. Hev itt, after which we all moved to the dining-room for supper. Below is a programme of the entertainment: — 1. Orchestra — " Bubbles " . 2. Introductory Remarks by Mr. Hewitt. 3. The King — Orchestra and Chorus, " God Save the King " . 4. Halifax — Remarks by Dwyer. 5. St. John, N.B. — Remarks by Campbell. 6. Montmorency Falls. 7. Quebec. 8. Montreal — Remarks by Hampson. 9. Ottawa — Remarks by Elliott. 10. Peterboro. 11. Hamilton — Remarks by Labatt. 12. Niagara Falls — Remarks by Bogert. 13. Sault Ste. Marie. 14 THE ASHBURIAN 14. Fort William. 15. Winnipeg — Remarks by MacMahon. 16. Fraser River. 17. Victoria — Remarks by Simmons. 18. Drop Scenes. (a) The Hunters. lb) In the Forest. (c) Spring in the Mountains. 19. Lantern Slides — Scenery in British Columbia. 20. Special Feature — ' ' The Lesson of the Water-Mill " . Scenery by Harvey and Chapleau. Models worked by Heney and Yuile. - 21. Orchestra Selection. 22. War Pictures — Chorus, ' The Maple Leaf Forever " . " 0 Canada " . Song and Chorus, " We ' ll Never Let the Old Flag Fall " . — Mr. Wood. Bagpipes — Griffin. Song and Chorus — " The Old Brigade " , Mr. Wood. 23. Representation of the Battle of the Somme. 24. Orchestra. SCHOOL NOTES AND ANECDOTES The notes, which have appeared under the above title in past issues of the Ashburian, seem to have met with the approval of our readers. They are not given in chronological order, but are iotted down when we happen to think of them. In spite of this defect one trusts that they may still prove interesting. Matches excepted, we have never had so much hockey, nor such good ice. Ha-vee has established a name for being a strong man. Last term he broke a bar of a hockey goal, and then the rope of the chapel bell. Willyum, also, successfully continued his devastating career, and his bill for damages must have been something considerable. He, however, subsided after having to try his skill at carpentering one Saturday afternoon. IG T H E A S H BUR 1 A N Who is champion collar-stud trappier in the school ? For further information apply Room 10, or to the Whistler and his Dog. » He who likes to g ' et something for nothing has his heart ' s desire when he gets the mumps. No need is there then to ask, ' " What is there in it for me? " Form VI. were frequently given the opportunity of seeing the champion Ottawa hockey team in action. This privilege was much en j eyed and appreciated, especially as Eddie Gerard, their coach, was captain of the Ottawa team. The impromptu concerts got up by Mr. Wood on Saturday nights, when no lectures had been arranged, were a great success. The violin playing of Redpath and Lane was very good, and if perchance they broke down, William was always on hand to divert attention with terrific blasts from his saxo- phone. Between these periodical outbursts he had a quiet snooze. ❖ B. R. cut loose once last term, and his escapade shut off the water supply from the top flat for some time. He was not permitted to forget it. The Seniors may have been short of water, but their cup of indignation was filled to overflowing. Rumour says that we have in the school the champion light-weight boxer of B.C. We also hear that this worthy has written a scientific treatise on thejioble art of self-defence, but has found that in practice his theories do not always work out entirely to his satisfaction. Rescue Parties to dig out the Doctor became quite the vogue last winter. On these occasions W. and B. found a task at once cor genial and suitable to their nature. r H E S H B II K I A N 17 Mr. Parks has kindly undertaken to supervise the Library and the Reading Room. Considerable improvement has been elf ' ected in this department. At the beginning- of the Easter term Mr. Burstall paid the school a visit, and addressed the boys in his usual vigorous and refreshing style. He insisted that the boys be given a half holiday as this was the first time he had ever asked for one, and his request was willingly granted. Later on Col. Woods also came and addressed the school. His speech contained much excellent and practical advice and was closed by a success- ful appeal for another half-holiday. One is not surprised that the beys think that one of the Governors should visit the school every day. jH si: We sympathize most sincerely with the famous T , Just when he had prepared an elaborate speech in favour of Prohibition, he slipped and hurt his thigh. It is hoped that he had nothing " on his hip " at the time of the accident. Any- way we give him the benefit of the doubt. At the same time we rather suspect that his spirits ebbed away as the time for making his speech drew i ear, and this wculd account for his retirement to the infirmary. j|j The annual craze for making drains commenced at Ash- bury on March 16th. On this date the first real thaw set in, bnt it did not last long. During a Band Practice on March 15th Bill was indulging in one of his customary snoozes. Awakening with a start he aimed such a mighty blow at the big drum that one of its sides immediately collapsed. The beys certainly deserve a word of nraise for the willinp; and energetic way they always cleaned off the rink after a fall of snow. In consequence, the rink was in use every day throughout the season, and the services of Ma ' ds and his milk- white steed were never required. Surely this must be a record. 8 T H B A S H B U H I A N On Monday, March 8th, the Headmaster presented the medals . won by Henderson ' s team in the Intermediate Hockey League. Before the presentation Mr. Wocllcombe made a short speech suitable to the occasion. He thought that the League had been a great success in every way, and had done much to encourage enthusiasm for the game amongst the boys. After congratulating the winners, Mr. Wocllcombe thanked Mr. Wood and Mr. Darnill for the interest they had taken in the League. Each individual member of the winning team was the recipient of much applause when he walked up to receive his medal. We are pleased to see that the Dayboys are rapidly becom- ing a power in games. On two occasions the Intermediate Dayboys beat a team of Intermediate Boarders. In these two games they displayed the better combination, and thoroughly deserved their success. We have had more than one interesting letter from Willie Wilson, who left us last year. He is now a student at McGill, but still finds time to take an interest in affairs at Ashbury, We wish other Old Boys would drop us a line frcm time to tim.c, and keep us posted as to their present achievements. ' Tis said that a poor excuse is better than none. One hears that black socks are injurious to one ' s lowest extremities. As ninety per cent, of the civilized world have been wearing black socks for several decades, we should all be cripples by this time, or, at least, like Agag of old v e should be treading delicately. Thus Gilbert : ' ' The Play of Hamlet is called a Tragedy, because it is the story of the ruin of a High School. " Ashbury is not a High School, but according to this defini- tion, we have one or two boys, who take the part of Hamlet to perfection. THE ASHBURIAN 19 OUR DEBATERS Labatt : England has trouble inside her. Lyman : Halifax needs an explosion to clean up her streets. McLeod : I want to point out a couple of points that should be pointed out. Lane : The Ottawa car service is the best in Canada. As the speaker hails frcm Montreal, this is, indeed, some admis- sion. Are we to congratulate Ottawa, or comm sciate with Montreal ? We are inclined to do the latter, but you can take your choice. Anyhow, Montreal boys need never blam.e the car service for being late back at school. WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? In previous issues the Editors of this Magazine have called attention to the necessity of erecting some useful building as a War Memorial. We offer no apology for returning to the same subject. We are constantly having brought to our notice the activ- ity which is being displayed by other schools in this respect. School magazines received by us invariably contain some reference to the successful collection of funds for a War Memorial. It may not be out of place to give some idea of what is actually being done by some of the other boarding schools. We mention no names, but the following are facts. One school is raising one million and a quarter dollars — the same to provide for better equipment of the school, and masters ' salaries and pensions. One hundred thousand dollars of this sum was subscribed the first day. Another school is going to spend one hundred and fifty thousand dollars on the erection of new buildings for the better accommodation of masters and boys. Fifty thousand dollars of this sum was subscribed by two supporters of this school almost at once. 20 THE A S H B U R I A N A third school has already erected a new house for board- ers and is proceeding with the building of another. A fourth has already commenced the erection of a pre- paratory school. We could give other instances, but these should be suffi- cient to show that while we at Ashbury are cogitating, other schools are getting busy and doing something. Those in charge at Ashbury are doing their best to keep pace with the times, but they are handicapped by the lack ox equipment, which a first-class school should possess. We have no hesitation in saying that we could easily get a hundred boarders here if we had the necessary accommoda- tion. Let us here point out that Ashbury has far outgrown its purely local use, and, though comparatively young in years, has reached the stage when its use and reputation are national. National use is, or should be, far more important than local use. There never has been a time in this country when the demand for good boarding schools has been so great as it is now. All schools are full to overflowing, and the cry of Head- masters is ' ' Still they come. " To cope with this great influx all schools are having to erect new buildings, and, if Ashbury wishes to hold her own, she will have to do the same. What are we going to do? A. W. D. SHOOTING The shooting this season has shown marked improvement. As the Seniors have yet to shoot for the April Dominion Marksmanship we are unable to give the results in full. The surprise of the season was the splendid shooting of the Juniors. In the three Dominion Shoots that we have had, the Juniors gained several places on the team, which is com- posed of the best ten shots in the school. As far as the Juniors are concerned, their season is over, having had ten shots. Gill came out on top with an average of 41.55, and DeBury was a close second with an average of 40.42. DeBury distinguished himself in the second Dominion Shoot, when he came out on top of the school with a score of 92 THE A S H B U K I A N out of a possible 100, but he fell down in the remaining shoots, whereas Gill was very steady all the season. We ought to make a good showing in the Canadian Rifle League, which is competed for all over Canada. Our average for three out of the four shoots is 87.73, and all that is required to obtain a first-class certificate is 85, so in our last shoot v e have 2.73 points to spare. Last year our average for the Canadian League was 82, and we came sixth in the whole Dominion. In consequence we are very optimistic as to the results this year. The competition for the Scott Cup was very keen. Three boys, Napier, McLeod and Burstall, came out equal with a score of 182 out of a possible 200. These boys will shoot off to see who takes possession of the cup in the April Canadian League match. The success of the shooting this year has, in no small way, been due to the energy and interest of Sergt. Mockford, and we should like to take this opportunity of thanking him for his untiring efforts. We also wish to congratulate Gill on winning the Cox Cup, which is emblematic of the Junior Cham- pionship. M. D. 22 THE ASH B U R I A N Mac II: Do you believe in phrenology? Mac I: No. Since I ' ve had my head examined, I ' ve found there is nothing in it. Master: In what place were shingles first used? Fitz: Please, sir, I would rather not say. Dubby: I wonder babies do not get smothered; they wrap them up so much and carry them around by the face. Master: Is your brother sick again? Smith: No sir, still sick. Some boys think they are under a yoke, when in reality they are being eg-ged on. ❖ Gee Gee : I should not like to get the reputation of being absent-minded. Master (to Form IV. B, who all wi nt to go to the hair- dresser at the same time) : The best looking boy can go first. Exit Ritchie. THE A S H B U K I A N 23 Nape: Have you made up your mind to stay in? Lab. : No ; I ' m making up my face to go out. Husband : You will never get your new dog to mind you. Wife: Oh, yes, I will. You were just as troublesome yourself at first. iJ Master: Have you finished those sums? Ross: No, sir. Master: Why not? Ross: I only had my pen half way through the class. B-T-R : You surely cannot eat any more. C-V-E: Can ' t I? I may not be hungry, but, thank heavens, I am greedy. French Master: What is French for " crow " ? Mc-R-Y: " Boucher " . French Master: Wrong: It is " corbe .u " . Mc.-R-Y: Sure — I knew it was a hockey pro. 5i« ❖ RUMOURS Towards the end of the summer term various rumours are afloat with regard to next year: That B. L. intends to have his hair trimmed. A hair cut would probably mean pneumonia. That M. R. N. will receive the letter which he has been waiting for. That the Tea House will be enlarged for the accommoda- tion of Ashbury boys. That there will be a special cheap rate for the VI. Form. That the charge of $1 per head and eat as much as you can will cease — the Tea House lost money this year by this system. : ; 1: THE A S H B U R I A N That J. K. will be at home to the Staff Tuesday and Friday afternoons at the Tea House. Masters accepting the invitation are requested to bring the necessary to pay for their tea and their host ' s. That there will be many new systems for teaching French in the Fifth Form. That a doctor will be present for the annual soccer match between the Seniors and the Staff ; and that two will be present for the annual hockey match. That some of the lower forms in the school will ' ' play marbles and dig drains " when the snow goes. ❖ sjj APT QUOTATIONS FROM MACBETH Mike: He was a gentleman on whom I built an absolute trust. McM. : Art not without ambition? lis H. L. : Why do we hold our tongues? Jis :}« C. M. : Thou art the nonpareil. : McL. : Whom the vile blows and buffets of the world have so incensed that I am reckless. 5l« W. E.: Say from whence you owe this strange intelli- gence. si T. L. : Let not light see my black and deep desires. N. : He hath wisdom that doth guide his valour. THE A S H B U R I A N C. B. C. : And fill me from the crown to toe top-full. ❖ D. V. H. : I dare all that may become a man. Detentionites : The bell invites me. ❖ Room 18: Shake off this downy sleep. Room 8 : To-night we hold solemn supper, sir. sfj B. B. : To feed were best at home. H. de B. : Now good digestion wait on appetite. 5|: Cal. I.: I have a strange infirmity. - McL. : What ; quite unmanned in folly. : Ross II. : We are yet but young in deed. :!5 Mc Who ? Protest m e the baby of a girl. H. R. : Speak, if you can. What are you ? 26 THE ASHBURIAN CONFIRMATION SERVICE A Confirmation Service was held by the Bishop of Ottawa in the school chapel on Friday evening, March 26th. Bishop Roper was assisted in the service by the Head- master and the Rev. Parks. Before the actual laying on of hands, the Bishop gave the boys a most inspiring address. He said, in part, that he was still a believer in hero-worship, and told the boys to model their lives on that of some good man. Dr. Roper then care- fully traced the lives of Sir William Ostler, Pasteur, and Gen- eral Gordon, and showed how they had been successful in this life without sacrificing on? atom of their simple faith in God. These three great Christians took as their motto: ' Work, Fellodship and Sympathy with their fellowmen. " The trail of Christianity had been broken by Christ Him- self, and that trail led along e paths of Honour, Faith, and Purity. " It is better, " said the Bishop, ' ' to follow this clear and beaten trail than to try to make one for ourselves. A trail of our own making only led to Selfishness, Disappointment, and Failure; whereas the trail made by Jesus Christ led to Heaven. " Dr. Roper concluded his address with an appeal to the boys to remember this text : ' T can do all this through Christ who strengtheneth me. " The following were prepared and offered for Confirmation bv the headmaster: K. McLeod, W. Elliot, G. Simonds, G. Woollcombe- E. Pacaud, T. Ross, F. Holt, H. Rowe, G. Dewar, F. Gill, L. Clarke. THE ASH BUR IAN GENERALS When the Editor of this magazine told me he wanted an article from me for the Summer Number, I knew there was nothing for it but to obey. When one received an order in the army, one obeyed first and then groused, if the order seemed an unreasonable one. It goes without saying that, after I have written this article, I shall proceed to the grousing : which will be sufficient explanation to the occupants of Rooms 10 and 11 and possibly Room 5 for any disturbance in their neighbour- hood during the summer term after lights out. I received a similar order from a previous editor, when I was in France and that my article was appreciated is proved by the following storj When the Ashburian appeared, a small boy dashed up to a master with it and said to him : — ' ' Oh, sir, there ' s an article by Capt. Wood in the Ashburian. " To which the master replied: — ' ' Is it a good one? " The boy, looking at the master with a pained expression, said : — " I don ' t know, sir ; I have not read it ; it is three pages long. " The title of this article sounds ambiguous : in these days of domestic trouble readers may think I refer to general ser- vants. Fond parents who read their sons ' magazine will bury themselves deep in the article only to throw aw ay the magazine in disgust when they discover that I have written on the war. It seems difficult to write on anything else these days, because although the great war is a thing of the past there is still strife in our midst. My title refers to Major-Generals, three of whom I have known personally during the last two years of the war. It has been my good fortune or mv misfortune to serve as A.D.C. to three different Generals, and although I was not a personal A.D.C. I was given ample onportunity of studyino: the char- acters and peculiarities of these three personalities. In a previous article written somewhere in France, I described to you the duties of a CamD Commandant: quite briefly he is responsible for billeting, feeding and clothing Div. HQ, a unit consisting of some fifty officers and 300 men. The real duty of a Camp Commandant, in his capacity as 2nd A.D.C, is to billet and feed his General. If he keeps him in a good temper, provides him with good meals pnd a comfortable bedroom, he need not worry about the pettv orrievances of Colonels and Maiors, who are openly dissatisfied with their accommodation and who do not hesitate to compare the Regular Armv officer with Kitchener ' s new product to the complete humiliation of 28 THE A S H B U R I A N the latter. As time went on, I became more or less impervi- ous to their sarcastic innuendoes and, adopting a policy of dignified silenc , I discovered that a Staff Officer ' s bark is worse than his bite. My first Genersll was an old man, who had served many years in India and who had been in command of a brigade at the beginning of the war. He was soon given a division, and when I first met ' him, he was being transferred from one division to another.; He was a most kind-hearted man, but he suffered from liver. The morning after we arrived at our new headauarters, an orderly walked into his bedroom with the night ' s telegrams: possibly he did not know that there had been a change of Generals. I was in the next room awaiting events. Things happened quickly: the General was. in his bath and from the evidence of niy ears I fancy he hurled his sponge at the orderly . His remarks about orderlies in general and this orderly in particular, showed that officers in the Regular Army have a complete mastery of the English lan- guage. I was eventually summoned and told to put the wretched fellow, who by this time was really scared, under arrest. His liver was mosj: pronounced at breakfast time : he used to arrive in the mess daily at 7.45 a.m. and woe betide his A.D.C. if his porridge was not ready for him. He never said a word until after his porridge, which he consumed quicker than any man I have ever met. After the porridge came the daily grouse, small or big, according to his state of health. I only remember one morning when he forgot it and it was not until after he had left the mess that he remembered and came back to tell us what it was. When we wanted to draw him — this was only attempted at dinner time — we only had to start two topics of conversation — motorcycles which he hated and the modern girl whom he despised. When we wanted to get anything out of him, we used ask him about his favourite charger, which he had had for twelve years, and which was wounded twice during the war. With all his peculiarities he was very kind : when I came out of hospital he insisted on coming to fetch me liimself in his closed car and for a long time he would not allow me to do too much work. My next General was an entirely different type of man: young and full of life. After two days at headquarters he discussed the question of messing with me in niy capacity as Mess President— a thankless task, let it be said here — and as a result I was given ' ' cart e blanche " to run it on more extrava- gant lines. Prohibitionists would have held up their hands in THE A S H B U R I A N horror, had they seen the General drinking his glass of uort daily after lunch and two glasses after dinner. A successml raid ,a birthday, an anniversary, he had a wonderful ' ' flair " for finding out some event which permitted him to stand us all champagne at dinner. The General never went to bed with- out his game of bridge and he came down to breakfast at a reasonable hour. He was very popular throughout the Division — he started polo for the officers and all manner of sports for the men — he took the Division down to stem the German advance in March, 1918, and he was relieved of his command shortly afterwards to save his Corps Commander. My next and last General, who had commanded one of the Brigades in the Division for more than a year, can only be described as a " fire eater. " His one idea in life was to kill Huns, and a very sound idea, too. He was ' ' Black Watch " and Scotch through and through. It was not long before Div. HQ was permeated with Scotch ideas: we were awakened by a piper in the morning : a piper told us when lunch was ready and when to dress for dinner. On state occasions a piper played round the dinner table during dessert while the General beam- ed at the head of the table. Conversation during this perform- ance was impossible. We had a Scotch guard and, last but not least, I carried a reserve case of Scotch whiskey. Had the supply of whiskey ever run dry, my life at Div. HO would have come to an abrupt end. The General always held views diametrically opposed to everyone else, and when we wanted anything done we used to speak strongly against it, a policy which invariably had the desired effect. On Armistice Day our Division by good fortune had the Hun well on the run and it was a bitter blow to the General when at 11 o ' clock all fighting had to cease. While everybody else was rejoicing and making merry, our mess was plunged in a gloom v silence and the General was as grumpy as an old benr. He never recovered from it and until he left the Division to command a brigade on the Rhine he was a changed man. I do not want any of my readers to think that these few disjointed observations on Generals was written in an unkind spirit. Far from it. My three Generals wei e of the best in the British Army and my l st two years could not have been spent in better company. They were, however, human beings and had their little peculiarities : it is chiefly of these peculiari- ties that I have tried to write. D. C. W. Editor— H. R. MORGAN, B.A. Brockville, Ont. Hon. -Sec. Old Boys ' Assiociation : W. R. BUTTERWORTH, 147 Sparks Street, Ottawa. A recent visitor in Canada has been the Earl of Minto, who, as Lord Melgund, was a pupil at Ashbury during the tenure of office of his father as Governor-General. The Earl of Minto has been visiting his ranch in Alberta, in which he is greatly interested. It is his intention to import horses and cattle, the latter from his Highland estate. Last year Lord Minto acted as an aide-de-camp to the Duke of Devonshire for some months. He served in the Scots Guards durmg the recent war and was severely wounded. Captain Hubert L. Holland, M. C, of the Royal Air Force, who has been serving in Italy, recently returned to his home in Toronto. Demontarville Taschereau has joined the Permanent Force at Kingston as a commissioned officer. 32 T H E A S H B U R I A N The marriage took place on April 15 in St. Joseph ' s Church, Esquimault, B.C., of Lieutenant-Colonel E. J. Renaud, 0. B. E., of the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Renaud, 27 Nepean street, Ottawa, and Lilian M., widow of Lieutenant-Colonel James Ross., M. D., of Halifax, N. S. Lt.-Col. Renaud, who served in England and in Siberia during the war, is now stationed at Victoria, B. C. Word from Lieut. Charles T. Beard is that he is now at- tached to H. M. S. Ramillies, which is at present in the region of Constantinople with the Allied forces. Lieut. Beard com- manded a torpedo boat destroyer in the Dover Patrol during the last two years of the war. ❖ Major F. H. M. Codville and Mrs. Codville have the sym- pathy of all Ashburians in the death of their son, John Car- rington Codville, which took place at Toronto on April 29th, at the age of four months. Another well-known Old Boy became a benedict on April 28, when Archibald 0, Lampman, son of the late Archibald Lampman, the poet, was married, at Lakefield Ont., to Helen Winnifred, daughter of Rev. A. W. and Mrs. McKenzie. Mr. Lampman served with the Royal Canadian Dragoons in the late war. Dan McLachlin, president of McLachlin Brothers, Limited, lumber manufacturers, Arnprior, Ont., and an Old Boy, has received signal honour at the hands of his fellow manufacturers by being chosen president foi 1920 of the Canadian Lumber- men ' s Association. Although only S9 years of age, Mr. McLpchlin has risen to an enviable position in the lumbering world and in addition to being the head of a firm which manu- factures 55,000,00 feet of lumber a year and which owns over 1,500 square miles of timber limits, is a vice-president of the Canadian Forestry Association, and has recently retired as president of the Quebec Limit Holders ' Association after hold- THE A S H B U R I A N 33 ing office for two years. For eight years Mr. McLachh ' n was a member of the Town Council of Arnprior, and during six of these filled the Mayor ' s chair. Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal, was the scene of a quiet wedding on the eY ning " of April 25, when Rev. Dr. Herbert Symon(is united Alberta Louise Pelton, widow of Alfred D. Peltori, of the French Flying Corps, and daughter of Henry Moocjy, Terrebonne; Que., to Captain J. Douglas Sladen, of Montreal, son of. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur F. Sladen, of Ottawa. Captain and Mrs. Sla fen are residing at 276 Pin Avenue West, Montreal. On February 17 at Christ Church, Edmonton, Alberta, the Bishop of Edmonton officiated at the marriage of Harold Brackehbury B4te, M. C, late of the Worcestershire Regiment, B. E. F., and son of the late Newell Bate, and of Mrs. Bate, Ottawa, to Gladys Emily, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George B. F. Kirkpatric k, Edmonton. During the winter Major ' Ternie " Gendron, of Quebec, acted as manager of the Sons of Ireland hockey team, of that city, which reached t he Allan Cup semi-finals. Gordon S. Raphael, B. Sc., who is residing in Vancouver, B. C, has been elected secretary of the McGill Graduates ' So- ciety of British Columbia. J. R. Dunbar, who was graduated from McGill this year in engineering, was treasurer of the Convocation Week activ- ities. 34 THE ASHBURIAN On April 7 the marriage took place in the Church of the Ascension, Ottawa, of Miss Edith Mary Winter, daughter of Colonel C. F. Winter and Mrs. Winter, to Philip Gordon Graves, second son of Colonel Somerset Graves of the Indian Army, and of Mrs. Graves, Douglas, Isle of Man. Rev. Robert Jeffer- son officiated. On May 27 the marriage took place in St. George ' s Church, Montreal, of Miss Dorothy Mildred Garth, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Garth, of that city, to Jeffrey Burland Macphail, B. A., B. Sc., son of Sir Andrew Macphail, M. D., C. M John R Dunbar, who secured the degree of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at McGill this year, won the British Association Medal, one of the most coveted honours of the Faculty, together with honours in electrical engineering, electrical engineering laboratory, electrical designing, electro- photometry and illumination and applications of electricity, electric light and power distribution and electric traction, thermodynamics, as well as the prize for the summer essay. Leslie Kirk Greene has been graduated from McGill as Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. Major D. Stuart Forbes, M. C, has assumed command of the 8th Brigade, Canadian Machine Gun Corps, with the rank of lieutenant-colonel. Headquarters are in Montreal. H R. M. CONTENTS. PAGE. Editor ial 1 Memorial to Our Fallen 2 End of the Christmas Term Armistice Day 6 Football Matches 7 Trip to Renfrew 10 Football Characters . 11 Intermediate and Junior Football ... 13 Soccer Football 15 Snow House Party... : 19 Jokes Page 22 School Notes and Anecdotes 26 The College Library.... 311 Martinus Perera 32 Extracts from General Knowledge Paper... 33 A Crazy Poem 34 Old Boys Supplement 35 EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-Chief— F. H. L NE. Assistant Editors — C. Morrison and B. Burstall. football Reporters— , Pemberton and F. Holt. Business Manager and Treasurer, — Mr. A. W. Darnill. • • • EDITORIAL It is with great satisfaction that we are able to state that as a permanent Memorial to those old Ashburians who fell in the Great War, a Swimming Tank and a new Gymnasium are to be erected at Ashbury. The matter had been under consideration for some time, and a final decision was reached at the last meeting of the Board of Governors. There is no need for us to discuss the new project at length because it is fully explained in an article written by the Headmaster in this issue. As there is a good deal of sickness in Ottawa at present, moving pictures and other places of entertainment have been put ' ' out of bounds. ' This is somewhat of a deprivation, but it is not as unpleasant as it might have been, because the Depart- ment of Trade and Commerce is very kindly sending down moving pictures, which are shewn to us on Saturday nights. In addition to this the Seniors are being allowed to go to the professional hockey matches in Ottawa. This is a privilege which is much appreciated, not only for the pleasure it affords, but because it gives our hockey team an opportunity of studying the tactics of first-class players, and thus improving their own style of play. % THE ASHBURI AN The prospects for a good hockey team this year are bright. We have four of last year ' s players with us still, and the new material looks very promising. Several matches have been arranged, and the team is to have four out-of-town games. B. Burstall has been elected Hockey Captain for this year, and S. F. H. Lane has undertaken the duties of Honorary Secretary. We take this opprotunity of wishing Burstall and his team-mates every success. It may seem rather late to make any reference to the past football season, but as no review of this has yet appeared in the Ashburian, we miay be pardoned for writing a few remarks upon it. The football season can be looked back upon with much pleasure, and regarded as a great success. Whenever our team met opponents of their own size and weight, they were invariably successful. The team-work was good, and there was not a single selfish player amongst them. The exceedingly plucky way in which they fought against great odds, both in age and weight, when playing against L.C.C. on our own ground, called forth much admiration from those who witnessed the game. Lane and his team certainly enhanced the reputation of Ashbury College for clean sportsmanship and plucky play. We should be very remiss if we forgot to award to Mr. Eddie Gerard great praise for the keenness and skill he displayed in coaching our team. The work of the School is being well maintained. Amongst the Seniors we have some very promising material for the Uni- versities and R.M.C., and we are expecting them to maintain the high percentage of successes which Ashbury College always looks forward to obtain. • THE MEMORIAL TO OUR FALLEN. In our last few issues the question has been raised as to wheri Ashbury is going to fall in line with the other schools and erect some permanent and appropriate memorial to her Old Boys who fell in the Great War. We are glad to be able now to state that at a recently held meeting of the Board of Governors it was THE ASHBURIAN 3 unanimously decided to proceed at once with such a lijfemorial which should take the form of a new wing to the Schooljcontain- ing an up-to-date Gymnasium, Swimming Bath, Lavatories, Shooting Gallery, etc. The new wing when completed will add very materially both to the appearance of the School and to its practical efficiency . It will be of the best and most modern construction and will be a building of which all Ashburians will justly be proud. After carefully considering several schemes, it was felt that an addition to the School that would aid the physical develop- ment of the boys would be the most suitable memorial to those Old Ashburians who fell in battle, and of whom the very large majority distinguished themselves when at the School by their manly spirit and their athletic abilities. As has been well said, the debt the School owes to its fallen dead can best be paid by perpetuating amongst its present and future boys that spirit which caused so large a inajority of all the Old Boys to respond at once to the call of their Empire in need and to be ready and willing to lay down their lives in its defence. And we feel that the development of this spirit will be materially assisted by the increased efficiency to the School that will result from the new additions. Mr. Allen Keefer, an Old Boy and one of Ottawa ' s most brilliant architects has kindly offered, as his donation to the scheme, to provide the plans for the Building and to carry out: the necessary supervision of its construction. These plans are now being perfected, and in our next issue we hope to print a cut of the Memorial Building. The cost of the New Wing has been estimated at about Forty Thousand Dollars, and a campaign to raise this sum has now been started. We do not think that there will be any real difficulty in raising this amount if all Who are interested in Ashbury will " do their bit. " The subscription list is now open and several promises of a Thou sand Dollars have been already deceived. While we have reason to believe that a number of other Ashbury supporters will be equalty generous, yet we realize tfet a large 4 THE ASHBURIAN proportion of the required sum will be raised by smaller sub- scriptions — ' ' Every man according to his several ability ' We ask only that everyone should do something. Old Boys, Founders Present boys and their Parents — all who believe in.Ashbury and who recognise that it has done and is doing work that counts in the formation of our National Character. So, whether as a tribute to the memory of those gallant young lives so nobly laid down, or as a Thanksgiving Offering on behalf of some-one near and dear to us who has come through the great ordeal, let us each one do his best and let us make up our minds that the Ashbury Memorial Scheme is going to be carried through to a successful finish. In this copy will be found a Subscription Form; and it is believed that many of these will be filled in and returned at an early date. — The Headmaster. . " THE END OF THE CHRISTMAS TERM. The last evening of the Christmas term, Monday, December 20th, passed off very pleasantly indeed. Instead of the customary Dance, an Entertainrn ent and a Supper were provided, and both were very successful. " Mr. Hamilton, a well-known local entertainer J who possesses considerable gift for interpreting, songs of - tKe Lauder type, sang several songs which were interspersed with patter suitable to the occasion. The boys joined in all the choruses with considerable gusto, and seemed pleased to find some outlet for their excitement at the thought of going hdnie. [ Miss Gamble played very cleverly, on the violin, and received much applause at the end of each selection. Mr. Birch accompanied both performers in his usual skilful and sympathetic style. After: the entertainment all adjourned to the dining hall, where , an. exi elle t supper had. been proyide THE ASHBURIAN 5 At the head table were seated: The Headmaster and Mrs. Woollcombe, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Burstall, The Rev. H. Brewin and Mrs. Brewin, Major Newcombe, Mr. Birch, Miss Gamble, Mr. Hamilton, H. F. Lane, and other friends of the school. Messrs. Darnill, Wood, and Rev. J. Parks were in charge of other tables. Mr. Burstall, on rising to propose the health of Ashbury College and the Staff, was given a very cordial reception. He spoke in high praise of the school, and said he had become deeply attached to Ashbury. He would always be wilHng to help for- ward its interests in any way. Mr. Burstall mentioned the great reception given to Mr. Woollcombe at the Old Boys ' Dinner held a few days previously. He had a word of praise for those masters who spend their time amongst the boys in their out-door life, and stated that no boys in any school could be better looked after than they were at Ashbury. The Headmaster, in responding to the Toast, thanked Mr. Burstall for his kind remarks, and for the many practical proofs of his interest in the school. The idea of some fitting memorial to Ashbury Old Boys, who had fallen in the war, had now taken a practical form. It was proposed to build a new gymnasium and a swimming pool, and a campaign to raise the necessary funds was to be inaugurated at once. In spite of the times the Head- master said he had faith to believe that the project would be carried to a successful conclusion. He thanked the Staff for their support during the past term, paid a tribute to their effi- ciency, and congratulated the boys on their work and conduct which had been one of the most successful within his recollection. H. F. Lane, in a few well-chosen remarks, proposed the health of ' ' Our Guests ' and Major Newcombe, the representa- tive of the Old Boys on the Board of Governors, suitably res- ponded. Time alone robbed us of the pleasure of listening to the eloquence of some of Ashbury ' s most distinguished post-prandial speakers. 6 THE ASHBURIAN The Hon. F. B. McCurdy, M.P., Minister of Public Works, sent a letter of regret at his inability to be present, and Col. Woods, Chairman of the Board of Governors, could not attend owing to absence from town. The singing of the National Anthem brought to a close a very pleasant and enjoyable evening. ARMISTICE DAY. A Special Service was held in the school chapel on the morn- ing of Armistice Day, November 11th. During this service the names of those Ashbury boys, who had fallen in the recent war, were read out one by one by the Headmaster amidst an impressive silence. A wreath, which was afterwards to be placed at the foot of the cross on Parliament Hill, had been placed on the altar ,and Mr. Woollcombe, in the course of an address, fitted to the solemn occasion, made special reference to this wreath, and explained to the boys what it represented and signified. As was the case ast year, the whole school observed the two minutes ' silence at twelve o ' clock. The senior boys were permitted to go to the service which was held on Parliament Hill, and our two head boys. Lane and Morrison, were entrusted with the duty of laying the wreath to the foot of the cross. This wreath was Ashbury ' s token of remembrance and pride in the sacrifice and achievements of her Old Boys. May they never be forgotten! In the afternoon two league games of soccer were played, and the Juniors played as well-contested game at Rugby with the Models. A short Prep in the evening concluded our second anniver- sary of Armistice Day. THE ASHBURIAN 7 FOOTBALL. Ashbury College v. B.C.S. Second Team. On Monday, October 18th, on the M.A.A.A. grounds in Montreal, we played our first game against B.C.S. Both teams were about the same weight. It was evident from the start that our team was the stronger. About three minutes after the start, Morrison carried the ball over the opposing line for our first touch. Ashbury pressed hard, and it was not long before Clayton scored on a fumbled ball. Shortly after, Tremain scored our third touch, which was converted by Morrison. B.C.S. kicked off to Moirison, who ran well over fifty yards. McConkey and Morrison scored two more tries in quick succes- sion. Both were converted. Labatt then went over for our sixth touch. Half Time score— Ashbury 33 points; B.C.S. 0. In the second half, play was more even, but Ashbury was able to obtain two more touches, the first by Burstall, and the second by McConkey. In the last quarter, Ashbury was off- side three times, thus giving our opponents thirty yards. The result was that Russell scored their only touch. Final Score — Ashbury 44 points, B.C.S. Second Team 5, TEAMS. Clayton Flying Wing Mosely Morrison, Burstall, McMa- Halves White, Harrison, Russell hon Dewar I, McConkey Outsides Acker, Glassford Lane, Labatt Middle Wings. . .Beresford, MacRai Irvine I, McCurdy I Insides Lines, Fawcette Henderson, Cave, Campbell Scrim. ...Roy, Ogilvy, Murchill Tremain Quarter McDougall Ashbury v. Lower Canada College. Played on the M.A.A.A. grounds in Montreal. The oppos- ing team was much heavier and much older than our own. In the first quarter Almond and Hughes scored for L.C.C. Ross of 8 THE ASHBURIAN Lower Canada had to go off owing to an injury to his knee. In the second quarter play was more even, yet Joshn and Hughes both scored touches. Half time score— L.C.C. 22, Ashbury 0. Soon after the start Almond scored, and this try was con- verted. Ashbury made yards well, but could not score. Robert- son made a good run and scored for L.C.C. Soon after Smith and Brown scored touches, the latter on a fumble. Final Score— L.C.C. 45, Ashbury 0. TEAMS. Heney Flying Wing Robertson Morrison, Burstall, McMa- Halves Eveleigh, Gorrie, Hughes hon Dewar I, McConkey Outsides Gerrard, Joslin Lane, Labatt Middles ...... .Nickels, Almond Irvine I, McCurdy Insides Lamplough, Fry Henderson, Cave, Campbell Scrim. Brown, Ross, Lockerby Tremain Quarter Smith Ashbury v. Lower CAnada College. Played on our own grounds on October 30th. Ashbury kicked off and the ball was returned. Play was very even for a time, but at last Almond scored for L.C.C. Ashbury was hard pressed ,but Morrison made some good tackles. Tremain, Lane and McConkey were also playing well. Robertson scored for L.C.C. Half Time Score— L.C.C.l 2, Ashbury 0. On the re-start play was fairly even, but Almond scored a third touch, which was not converted. Pacaud and Burstall tackled well in this half. Hughes got away and passed to Smith who scored. The latter player soon after scored again in the last few minutes of the game. In this quarter Campbell, McMahon and McConkey tackled in fine form. All the Ashbury team excelled themselves against a team far heavier than them- selves. Final Score— L.C.C. 27, Ashbury 0. THE ASHBURIAN 9 The teams were nearly the same as in the pr3C9ding match. Ashbury v. St. Albans. Ashbury kicked off, but soon got possession of the ball, and Dewar I scored a touch, which was converted by Morrison. St. Albans played well, and Barrie scored. Ashbury then worked their way up the field and Tremain scored our second touch. Morrison next kicked a dead-line, and soon after Barrie was rouged. Tremain kicked two successive dead-lines, and at half-time the score was: — Ashbury 15 points, St. Albans 5. St. Albans kicked off, and Ashbury got the ball, McConkey scoring another touch. Ashbury again worked up the field, and Tremain made a splendid drop-kick, which passed between the posts, thus scoring three more points. Morrison then scored another touch, but Barry got away and after a good run of fifty yards scored a touch for St. Albans. In the last few minutes Morrison kicked another dead-line, making the final score: — Ashbury 29 points, St. Albans 11. The Ashbury team was as follov s: — Quarter Tremain Flying Wing Campbell Halves Morrison Clayton, Dewar I. Outsides Pacaud, McConkey Middles Cave, Irvine I. Insides Simonds, Holt Scrim Heney, Henderson, MacLaren L Spare Bogert Ashbury v. Renfrew Collegiate. Many costly fumbles lost the game for Renfrew when they played the Ashbury team on Wednesday, October 27th. Twice the ball was seized by Ashbury players behind the Collegiate line, and touches scored. Burstall, Morrison, McConkey, McMahon and McCurdy scored for Ashbury. Tremain played a good game. For the 10 THE ASHBURIAN losers Gates and Rose starred. Raney ' s tackling was very good. Mr. Snelling of Ottawa kindly refereed. The final score was — Ashbury 39, Renfrew 0. Ashbury v. Renfrew Collegiate. Played at Renfrew on Wednesday, November 3rd. Ash- bury kicked off against a strong wind, and at first were unable to force any advantage. Play on both sides was ragged, and at the end of the first period neither side had scored. At the beginning of the second period, Renfrew scored a penalty touch after Tremain had fumbled the ball. Soon after they brought their score up to 6 points to nil by means of a drop- kick. Ashbury th en pressed, and Morrison scored a touch. Halt-time Score — Renfrew 6, Ashbury 5. In the second half Ashbury played much better. Tremain kicked the ball high, and running up, made forty yards before he was tackled. Immediately after Tremain made another touch, which was not converted. Before the close of the third period Tremain scored again. At the beginning of the fourth period Ashbury scored a rouge. Morrison next made a good run and scored. Final Score — Ashbury 23 points, Renfrew 6. TEAMS. McMahon, Morrison Dewar Halves Devine, Gates, Legree Tremain Quarter Rose Henderson, Barnet, Simonds Scrim. Denholm, Kirk, Cook McCurdy I, Irvine I Insides Walker, Frood Lane, Labatt . Middles Handford, McNab Pacaud, McConkey Gutsides Raney, Fraser Campbell Flying Wing Richards TRIP TO RENFREW. The Team, accompanied by Mr. Wood and Mr. Eddie Gerard, left Gttawa at 8.30 a.m. It was a cold windy day, although the sun was shining most of the time. THE ASHBURIAN 11 We arrived at Renfrew at 10.30, and walked up to the hotel where we left our bags. Mrs. Barnet kindly invited us all to her house, and there gave us some light refreshment, for which we were very grateful. At 12.30 we returned to the hotel for lunch, which Mrs. Barnet had kindly provided for us. The Headmaster of the Collegiate, and several members of their football team, also had lunch with us. The game started at 2.30 p.m., and proved one of the best and hardest of the whole season. A strong wind, blowing straight down the field, had considerable effect upon the play. At first it seemed as if we might lose, but in the end our team won out by a fairly large margin. The Headmaster and several of their team saw us off at the station, and we arrived back at Ottawa at 7 p.m. Altogether it was a very enjoyable trip, and Mrs. Barnet especially deserves the thanks of the whole team for the kind way in which she enter- tained us. —J. P. FOOTBALL CHARACTERS. C. Morrison. — Centre half-back. Second year on team; used his head at all times; is very fast; catches well and is a sure tackle; although rather light, he carries the ball well and i a good kicker. J. McMahon. — Left half-back; second year on team; one of the best tacklers on the team; a very hard worker; always got under " bucks " and ' ' line plunges. " B. BURSTALL.— Right half-back; second year in team; rather fast and a very clever dodger; a fair catch and a good tackle; improved considerably during the season. K. TREMAiN.—Quarter-back; first year on team; filled the diffi- cult position of quarter-back remarkably well; got his signals out well and was always cool; a good tackle, but is too slow to carry the ball well; is a very good kicker, doing most of the kicking for the school. 12 THEASHBURIAN J. Campbell. — Flying wing; first year on team; rather light, but tackles well; showed much improvement during the season. K. Henderson. — Centre scrimmage; first year on team; heeled the ball out well; is a good tackle; followed the ball well; was handicapped by inexperience; should be very useful next year. G. SiMONDS. — Left scrimmage; first year on team; played well for one new to the game; held the line and tackled well; a very hard worker; cleared good holes. H. Cave. — Right scrimmage; first year on team; tackled very well; a good line plunger, making good holes; should do well next year. H. Irvine. — Left inside; first year on team; is very keen; tackles well and uses his weight to advantage. P. McCURDY. — Right inside; second year on team; tackles very well; but does not hold the line; opens good holes and is a hard worker. R. Labatt. — Left middle; second year on team; carries the ball fairly well, but does not hold the fine at all; occasionally opened good holes. W. McCoNKEY. — Right outside; second year on team; played his position very well; is a very sure tackle; does not carry the ball well, being inchned to lose ground with the ball. E. Pacaud. — Left outside; first year on team; very nervous but but has ability; is a good tackle, very fast, and dodges well; was inclined to let men get around his end; should be good next year. G. Dewar — Substitute; played oustide wing and half-back; a fair, tackle arid runs well with the ball; rather nervous, but will improve with experience. H. Lane. — Right middle; captain of the team; an untiring and energetic worker; good and fearless tackle; shewed good powers of leadership ; developed fine teamwork amongst the players, and obtained the best possible results from his team; an enthusiastic player who always displayed fine sportsman- ship both on and off the field. THE ASHBUR IAN 13 INTERMEDIATE AND JUNIOR FOOTBALL. The Intermediates had a lighter team than usual this year; it was probably more due to this than to anything else that they lost their three matches against the Model School. For the first time for many years the Models had a bigger and heavier team than ours and although the matches were very keenly contested, they were the better team and came out victorious on each occasion. It seems a great pity that no out matches can be arranged for the Intermediates against other schools; not only would it be a great incentive to the boys to make the team, but it would also accustom them to playing away from home amidst strange surroundings and enable them to lose that ner- vousness displayed in school matches, before they make the first team. As has been said before, the Intermediates of this year help to build the first team of next year, and they should be encouraged in every way. Minnes was elected captain of the Intermediates and showed great keenness in getting his team together — in fact, all the members of the team were keen and there was no slackness in turning out for practices. The chief difficulty seemed to be ' ' the signals. " In the excitement of a match some of the players were apt to lose their heads and forget their numbers and good oppor- tunities of " making yards " were lost. Ritchie at quarter used his judgment well, but he was very light for the team. The pick of the forwards were — Minnes, Lemoine, Yuile, Fauquier I;: all these four were good- tacklers and frequently broke through the opposing forwards. The back division was good: Smith rarely missed a catch and often made good runs with the ball. Both Clark and Sangster worked their signals well, although they were inclined to fumble the ball. The Intermediate team was composed as follows:-— Halfbacks.— Smith, Sangster, Clark. Quarter.— Ritchie. Flying Wing.— GilL Forwards.— Minnes, MacLaren 11, Lemoine, CaldweH II, Rhodes II, Caldwell l, Eoss, Fauquier 1, Yuile. 14 THE ASHBURIAN teams played one match against each of the other three teams. The four captains were: — Lane, Morrison, MacMahon and La- Batt, and below is given the result of the matches, together with the boys composing the four teams. Lane Morrison MacMahon LaBatt McCurdy I MacLaren I Irvine I Lyman Simmonds Tremain McConkey Campebll Clayton Henderson Pacaud Dewar I Pemberton Hooper Sangster Scammell Heney Fauquier I Barnet Hennessey Holt Sharpies Cave Gill MacLaren II Smith Clarke Minnes Ross Rhodes I Angus Bogert Rowe Yuile Ritchie Hutch ings Caldwell II Stevenson FitzRandolph Gobeil Dewar II Caldwell I Rhodes II LeMoine Lane | Morrison 1 1 1 1 MacMahon 1 LaBatt | Total Lane X 1 Won 1-0 1 1 1- 1 Draw 0-0 |Won 2-1 1 5 pts. Morrison. . . Lost 0-1 1 X 1 1 1- 1 Lost 0-1 |Won2-0| 2 pts. MacMahon Draw 0-0 1 Won 1-0 |_ 1 1- 1 X |Lost 1-2 1 3 pts. LaBatt . . . . | Lost 1-2 1 Lost 0-2 1 1 ___|. 1 Won 2-1 1 X 1 1 1 1 2 pts. Tremenduos interest was taken in these League matches, which were fiercely contested. The winning team, Lane ' s, for the second year in succession, had to play hard for their victory and this victory was in no small sense due to the captain himself. Great trouble was taken in selecting the four teams and they were all very evenly balanced. Some boys played better than ex- pected, others not so well. The last match was played in the snow, but this, far from being a disadvantage, improved the standard of football as the ball was more under control. THE ASHBURIAN 15 Spare. — Robertson. The Juniors, captained by MacKenzie played three matches against the Model Juniors and succeeded in winning two of the series. These games were most interesting to watch, as they were fought out with tremendous energy. The team had its own ' ' special signals. " with which the captain had a certain amount of difficulty, but which he operated with good success. The forward line was good, although there were one or two weak spots. The star player of the team v as Gobeil, who kicked and caught the ball well ; his chief fault was an inclination to run with the ball instead of returning the kick. Other players deserving of mention were: — Cann I on the half-back line. Gamble I and Irvine II on the forward line, and Hamilton at flying wing. The team was composed as follows: — ■ Halfbacks.— Monserrat, Gobeil, Cannl. Quarter. — MacKenzie. Flying Wing. — Hamilton. Forwards.— McCurdy II, Cann II, Gamble I, Carswell, Irvine II, McNeil, Porter, Fauquier II, Wilson. » « SOCCER, The Soccer season which opened after the last Rugby match was played and which closed with the annual match between the 1st Team and the Staff, was a very successful one. The matches played against the Geodetics at the beginning of the term, instilled considerable enthusiasm, for the game into the school. Even during the rugby season, one could always see boys learning how to shoot and the daily game in the dinner hour, although not scientific, showed that the right spirit was there. The two chief excitements in the Soccer season were: — ' ' Who would win the Soccer League- ' and ' ' Would the School Team beat the Staff- ' ' The Soccer League this year was run on different Hnes and instead of being played on the knock-out system, each of the MASTERS ' SOCCER TEAM THE ASHBURIAN 17 The winning team, Lane ' s, won two of its three matches, and made a draw of the third. It was stronger in defen i attack and only one goal was scored against them in the series. Lane was well supported at back by Caldwell II, who played con- sistently well and was one of the surprises. Heney at centre half was a good hard worker, although he showed a tendency to avoid a tackle. Simonds and Pemberton were the pick of the forwards and both improved considerably during the season. MacMahon ' s team came second, with one win, one draw and one match lost. Their game against Lane ' s team was the best of the series, and, in spite of the most determined effort, neither side succeeded in scoring. Rhodes, in goal, played a wonderful game in this match and saved several dangerous shots. In the forward line, Irvine I and Pacaud starred. Mc- Conkey and Sangster played well in the half-back line, and Barnet was a fairly steady back. Morrison ' s team tied for third place with LaBatt ' s, each team scoring two points — winning one match and losing two. Morrison ' s team was weak in attack, Henderson and Hooper being the only forwards who ever attempted a shot. Morrison himself was a very hard worker and he had a stout pair of backs in Tremain and MacLaren I. The weak spot was the goal- keeper, who let through some easy shots. LaBatt ' s team was unlucky; two goals were scored against him from free kicks for infringements of certain rules with which the captain was not familiar. The victory over MacMahon ' s team, the last match of the series, showed what was in the team, and with a little luck, this team would have done better. Gill in goal played remarkable football, and some of his saves in the last match were almost miraculous. Lyman and Campbell played the best football of the forwards, the former being especially dangerous. Dewar I proved himself a good fighting back, while Scammel and LeMoine did a great deal to break up the opposing team ' s attack. The winning team was presented with silver medals by Mr. Burstall, when he came and address ed the school towards the end cf the term. 18 THE ASHBURIAN The Staff match, after being postponed on account of bad weather, was eventually played on a ground covered with snow topped by a fairly hard crust. Both teams were photographed before the game with a view to cheering everybody up. Only four masters rose to the occasion and turned out and some of them repented bitterly later. Good football was out of the question, as the ball refused to behave itself and no one ever knew what it would do next. Lack of science was made up for by enthusiasm and hard work, and although there was no score, it was not for want of trying. Both team 3 were unlucky not to score at least once, as Lyman for the school got very near on one occasion and Mr. Wright hit the crossbar once with a hard shot. For the school team Lane played a sterling game at back and with Morrison sticking close to Mr. Wright, the latter was never given many opportunities for shooting. Irvine I and Lyman both worked hard in the forward line, but Pacaud was too well marked by Sangster to be dangerous. For the Staff team, Dewar I at back was very good. The following was the line-up of the two teams : — School Team Staff Team Tremain Goal Campbell Lane Backs Mr. Parlee MacMahon Dewar I Hennessey Sangster Morrison . Half-backs Mr. Wood Heney Scammell McConkey Henderson Simmons Mr. Thorne Lyman Forwards Mr. Wright Irvine I Cave Pacaud Pemberton The time will come, when the Staff team will be beaten by the School Team, because the boys improve every year and the Staff grows no younger. Even next year, it looks as if the Staff will have a hard task. A forward line with Pacaud, Irvine I. Lyman THE ASHEURIAN 19 and Henderson on it will take some cheeking. The half-back Hne will be chosen from such players as:— McConkey, Heney, Sangs- ter and Scammell McLaren I and Dewar I should make an excellent pair of backs, and with Tremain in goal no ordinary shot will score. In any case, the match next year should be a good one. — D. E. C. W. THE SNOW HOUSE PARTY. As usual, the Winter Term produced another surprise for which the inventive genius of Mr. Hewitt was responsible. For at least a month before the end of the term, one noticed my- sterious goings on among the Jnuiors. Secret signs were ex- changed, leading sometimes to detention at the hands of a master who was not conversant with their meaning. One boy would wink three times with his left eye at another boy, which would mean ' T have some grub in my locker. " If he winked with his right eye, then the other boy was to be cleaned up after school. There were initiation services held after tea, in which the Union Jack played a prominent part, but the boys kept the secret well, and the writer of this article only discovered a part of what it meant on the last Saturday of the term. The Juniors had formed a Lodge, the Snow House Lodge, with Mr. Hewitt as President. The following boys were elected to form a committee: — Montserrat, Hamilton, Gamble I, McKen- zie, McCurdy II, Cann I, and Chapleau. This Lodge might be a small but important branch of the Masonic Lodge, to judge by the secrecy with which its resolutions were made and carried out. By the end of the term there were more than thirty members of the Lodge, each of whom had been duly initiated. By the courtesy of the President I was present at one of the Initiation Services and I was- very much impressed by the solemn character of the proceedings. The most important feature of the service was omitted when I was there, much to my regret. Each mem- ber of the Lodge swore to keep certain obligations and I was given permission to publish these. They are as follows: — 20 THE ASHBURIAN 1. To build and k9ep our snow house in repair. 2. To be a good comrade and help one another. 3. To obey all orders of the President, and to carry out any orders of a member who may be placed in charge of an under- taking by the President. 4. To boost our school, be a good sport, do our share of the work and pull together. 5. To be thoughtful of others, especially of our parents or guardians. 6. To be honourable, truthful, and upright as becomes a young gentleman of this college. The chief task of the Lodge was the building of the Snow House, and owing to the early fall of snow, the members were able to make an early start and succeeded in spite of heavy falls of rain in building a miniature snow palace. The official opening of the Snow House took place on the last Saturday of the term after tea. The afternoon had been well spent in putting up the final decorations. The first item on the programme, and perhaps the most im- portant, was ' ' Supper, ' ' which was eaten in the open outside the snow house. A huge bonfire was crackling away near by, well stoked by Barnett and Fauquier II. All members of the Lodge had subscribed 5 cents a week towards the expenses of this supper, and with the seniors subscribing liberally to the fund, a right royal spread was arranged. Several parents also sent down eatables, Mrs. MacLaren provided the ice cream for the party; Mrs. Irvine sent down cakes; Mrs. McCurdy bonbons; Mrs. Fauquier doughnuts; and Mrs. Woollcombe fruit. The supper opened with ' ' hot dogs " and cocoa, the former being much appre- ciated. Then there was a small interval, when the Lodge wel- comed guests into the Snow House, where Brodie II made them a speech of welcome. The Snow House was illuminated with several coloured lamps and candles, and looked very pretty. Shortly after this, the beating of drums was heard, heralding the arrival of the ice cream. This was eaten inside the house. The closing item on the programme was a dance around the bonfire, in which all took part, after which all the juniors went off to bed. THE ASHBURIAN 21 It was an ideal night for the party, as it was not too cold, and once again the Juniors owe a debt of gratitude to Mr. Hewitt for all the trouble he took to make the evening a success. In fact, they showed their appreciation of his efforts by making him a handsome presentation earlier in the day. — D. E. C. W. 22 THEASHBURIAN The Count — ' I am going to take a picture of this place by n ' ght one of these days. Hutch. — ' 1 always work out my sums by the Unitarian Method. G.D. — ' I Hke to do my experiments in a porcelain crucible. ' Ken ' s Axiom. — ' ' The harder you work, the lower you come. ' ' Cann III. — ' Tlease, Miss, I pulled out a tooth in chapel. " M ss E.— " What did you do that for? " Cann III. — ' ' Because there v as nothing else to pass the time. " Tommy (rakng leaves on the lawn). — " Civilization has not ad- vanced very much when a man has to do the same job that Adam had to do. " THE ASHBURIAN 23 Tommy. — " J. B. is so thin that he can hide behind the edge of a razor blade. " Master. — ' ' If the lamb had not strayed from the fold, he would not have been eaten by the wolf. " Boy — ' ' No; he would have been eaten by us. " Thirsty British Soldier.— " What do you call this? " Waiter. — " Victory Ale. " British Sold er.— " Good heavens! Then we lost the war after all. " Master. — Name one of the twelve apostles. " Boy. — " Simon the Canadian. " Instructor in Gym.— " Bend down and touch your toes. " Boy. — ' How can a chap keep straight in the_e days, when he has to make both ends meet. " The Count.— " Though it had lost an eye, and cou d hear no sound, yet it was a very sound dog. " f B-D-E II, in injured tone.— " Please, Sir, why can ' t I have some detention? " It takes a lot of switching to get some boys on the right track. F. G.— ' Why do you think the play was a sad one? " K. H. — " Because even the seats were in tiers. " 24 THE ASHBURIAN K. H. — ' ' Your remind me of a Texas Bean. " K. T.— ' ' Why? ' ' K. H. — " Because a boy once climbed a beanstalk there, and when he tried to climb down, found that it was growing faster than he could descend. Some men tried to cut the bean- stalk down, but couldn ' t hit it twice in the same place owing to its growing so fast. The boy has not been heard of since, but his shouts became fainter and fainter as the stalk grew up. " K. T.— " Gosh! That ' s the limit. " • J. B. — " The fish were so thick that they shovelled them out with a pitchfork. " C B. C. — " Look here, T -o ' ciind a piece of rubber in my sausage. " T. L. — " That ' s nothing; the motor car is replacing the horse in everything. " S. C. — " You must think you ' re a great sprinter. " P. M.— " Why? " S. C. — " Because you ' re always breaking records. " K. H, Dobs. . — " Have you forgotten that you owe me a nickel.? " . — " Not yet, old boy, but give me time and I will. " A PACAUUIAN IBEA Df mil A PIECE OF MOSIt. APIAXO, AND A SOUND-PRQDF CEU. 26 THE ASHBURIAN SCHOOL NOTES AND ANECDOTES. Masters and boys are all agreed that last Christmas term was an exceptionally good one in every way. Now that the cold weather is with us, let us all make up our minds to face the elements, and take a certain amount of exercise in the open air every day. We were never intended to be brought up like hot-house plants, nor to spend our leisure time in hugging radiators, or other similar forms of entertainment. • The Skating Rink was ready for use several days before the end of last term, but, owing to soft weather later on, we only managed to get two practice games at hockey. A considerable amount of ' ' Shinny, ' however, was played, and served its pur- pose in helping us to keep fit. How many of us came back to Ashbury in as good physical condition as we left it at Christmas? • A small shed, in which games ' materials can be stored, has been erected at the back of the school buildings. On Monday, December 6th, Mr. J. F. Burstall paid a visit to the school and also addressed the boys. His speech contained much helpful advice, and his appeal to the boys to carry on the spi rit shewn by those Old Ashburians, who had fallen in the Great War, was exceedingly good. Mr. Burstall pointed out that the present boys at Ashbury should STAFF HOCKEY TEAM BOLSHEVIKI HOCKEY TEAM 28 THE ASHBURIAN always display a high sense of honour and good character, so that future visitors to this school would always get a right idea of the character and high ideals of those who had given their lives for their country. These latter had created the highest tradition for Ashbury boys, and it was the duty of present and future Ashburians to see that those traditions were maintained. In conclusion Mr. Burstall asked for a half -holiday, and this was willingly granted by the Headmaster, who thanked Mr. Burstall for his visit, and also for the unfailing support rendered by him to the school. The medals won by Lane ' s team in the Soccer League were handed to the boys by Mr. Burstall at the conclusion of the proceedings. This season K. Lark was the first to distinguish himself by breaking the handle of a snow shovel. This accident occurred in the usual way, not by hard work, tut by resting on the shovel. An entirely new set of boards had to be bought for the building of the Senior Rink and this expense was by no means small. It is hoped that this fact will be remembered when the Master ' s team and the Bolsheviks meet in dire combat. «: The School would welcome any suggestion for a better and more economical way of building the sides of the rink than that which is now employed. Airol is always a cheerful subscriber to the Fresh Air Fund. His generosity may be due to the fact that he wants none of it himself. THE ASHBURIAN 29 In our last issue we read, " Tremain in gaol had very little to do except take the behind kicks. " Ken has our sympathy. The following Old Boys attended the Closing Service in the Chapel at the end of last term: W. G. Evans; Evan Gill; and Rowley Evani. On December 22nd, a good practice game took place at Dey ' s Arena. Several Old Boys, including Evan Gill, Fergus Grant, and F. Bliss took part in the game. Two -very old songs for some reason or other were revived last term. One is entitled, ' Two lovely black eyes, " and the other, " I had to be cruel to be kind. " On December 18th a collection was made amongst the boys in aid of the Great War Veterans ' Chritsmas Fund. The boys responded generously to the appeal, and a very satisfactory sum was able to be handed over to this most worthy cause. The answer to the question asked in paragraph Four of these notes was received on January 12th. It is ' ' None. " « The following boarders were admitted to Ashbury this term: Baylis; Fauquier III; Slocum; De Bury, also, after a prolonged tour in Europe has returned to the fold. 30 T H E ASHBURIAN We had a nice letter from Michael Dwyer a short time ago. " Mike ' as he was familiarly known amongst us, is now at McGill, but still takes an interest in Ashbury and hopes soon to pay us a visit. He will always rec eive a warm welcome. Harold Hampson, senior boy in 1919, is another who keeps in close touch with his old school, and we hope he will soon be able to pay us a visit. Owing to absence from school of the Secretary of the De- bating Society we regret that we are unable to publish any account of the activities of this particular branch of school life. We should like to have included more snap-shots in this issue, but, if boys neglect to furnish the editors with suitable material, the fault lies with them. The pictures which we were able to insert in our last issue were the result of the interest which Mr. Wood takes in the school magazine, and the editors have to thank him for any snap-shots which appear in this issue. We suggest that those who have cameras should begin AT ONCE to take pictures for our Summer Number. The boy who was deputed to hand us an account of the Lectures and Moving Picture Entertainments given last term, wrote just as much about them as is found in these pages. Evi- dently we Count ' ' -ed our chickens before they were hatched. We have pleasure in including in our Notes the following, which was sent to us by an admirer of the Sixth Form. THE ASHBURIAN 31 FORM VI . J. S. McMaHon A. J. CampbEll C. M. MorRison W. H. HoOper J. S. B. PembErton G. G. SimondS W. H. ShArples R. R. Labatt S. F. H. Lane o m THE COLLEGE LIBRARY. The Library received last term a great addition in the splendid gift by Mr. F. A. Heney, one of our governors, of forty books, practically new, and of the type that we most require. Besides this many of the boys have brought back books this term to present to the Library. These gifts, especially that of Mr. Heney, have been much appreciated, and we can assure the donors that good use is made of them by the boys. The College now possesses quite a fair fiction library, but amassed as it has been, chiefly from generous gifts, it is naturally of rather a mixed character. Distinctly unsuitable books are weeded out. In books for boys up to fourteen we are well supplied and have as many of the old-fashioned adventure stories as we require. It is for boys over fourteen that our greatest need now lies. They want a grown-up novel of a modern type, and the romantic school is the most suitable. We possess a few, but there are many gaps on our shelves. There is not a single copy of any of the romances by Anthony Hope in the Library, and only one by Stanley Weyman. There are also works by B. Capes, and A. and E. Castle that would be a great help; but any works of a similar character would be appreciated. This need is mentioned in the hope that some of our readers may possess such books now lying out of use on their shelves, and might prefer to have them doing good service in such a library as ours. —J. P. 32 THE ASHBURIAN MARTINUS PERERA, The late Mr. John Birkbeck used to tell the following story of the last Czar of Russia. Not many years since an ancient veteran of the Russian army was the hero of his neighbourhood and province, because he claimed to have seen Napoleon Buonaparte on his return from Moscow. When Nicholas II was visiting the district, the local hero was lined up with the veterans and pointed out to the Emperor as the only survivor in Russia who could remember having seen the great Napoleon. He was called forward and questioned as to his recollections. ' ' Little Father, " he exclaimed, " I was but a little child, but I remember it as vividly as if it were but yesterday. " ' ' And what was Napoleon like? " inquired the Emperor; and received the amazing reply — " He was a great big man with a long white beard, and an eye that flashed and pierced right through you. " Not a smile passed over the face of the Emperor as he congratulated the old veteran with the kindest words in his unique experience. This story and description of Napoleon never occurs to my mind without conjuring up the picture of Martinus Perera, the college watchman at S.T.C. It exactly describes him. Mar- tinus was a fine figure of a man, well over six feet, and for all his sixty and more years, as upright as a dart. Not only had he a long flowing beard, but hair too, which used generally to hang long over his shoulders, not quite white yet but iron-grey. Some- times this hair was tied up in a bunch behind — but in either case there was always above it the great circular comb perched upon his head, which marked him out as of pure Singalese blood. But it was his eye that one remembers most— how it flashed as one said something to annoy him and at all times was as piercing as a needle. I have always regarded Martinus Perera as one of the really great men that I have met. His position was a humble one, but it was better than in former days — for he had come to us straight from prison. Warden Read had claimed him as his greatest triumph — a converted murderer. His guilt no one apparently THE ASHBURIAN 33 doubted; and in a land where cross-swearing is so common that a divided verdict of four to three suffices to hang a man, it is not surprsing that he escaped the gallows. What the neighbour- hood did doubt was his conversion, and the fear of him was wide- spread, extending far beyond Kotahena. That he was the most notorious thief in the city the harbour authorities asserted strong- ly, but no one ever dared to touch the property over which he guarded; and he acquired a great reputation for tracking the thefts of others. His brain was wonderfully acute and he com- bined the post of watchman with charge of the college repairs and even new building. His writing was of the Second Form, but I have seen him estimate the amount of timber required for a new roof and the cost of it all in a few minutes, not in round figures but with the greatest accuracy. Under more favorable circumstances, or perhaps in a more primitive age Martinus might have changed the history of a nation or even of a continent; but like the village heroes of Gray ' s Elegy his lot was circumscribed. Certainly he seemed a potential Napoleon; but the caste sytem of the East or the British Raj, or rather both together conspired to forbid him to ' ' wade through slaughter to a throne. " And so his fame was local and his sphere confined. Perhaps he is still alive. If so, I sin- cerely hope these lines may never reach his eye, or that there is nothing here to hurt his feelings, for I can well imagine Martinus ' hand stretching across three continents to wreak his vengeance. —J. P, EXTRACTS FROM GENERAL KNOWLEDGE PAPER. Darwin. — Is the man who is at the head of the Bolsheviki. Sir John MacDonald.— Is Prime Minister of London at the present timei Cyrus. — Is an island in the Mediterranean, supposed to be inhabited by beautiful maidens who lure sailors to their destruc- tion. Homer. — Was a kind of pigeon which always comes home. 34 THE ASHBURIAN Dido. — A word meaning ' ' to repeat. " BiSMARK. — A celebrated general who led the German troops on the Western Front during the late war, Romulus — A large building in Rome. Post Mortem. — After morning; P.M. Kleptomaniac. — A Vegetarian. Pedagogue. — A httle tin god. A Shoe Shop. A Perpendicular. — A six-sided figure. Tel-el- Kebir. — Was a native prince. The Diagonal. — Is thirty-seven inches in breadth. Tel-el- Kebir. — An important waihng station. Majuba Hill. — Is in the Crimea. There was a crime here. Avilion. — The ideal place for dead nights. Mastodon. — A large brass creature that work by clock-work, Hesperian Gold. — Lost on the Hesperus. Suez Canal. — Built by the Americans. The Feminine of W dow. — Is a corpse. ! A CRAZY POEM. (Written by an imaginary boy in Form IVB). It was midnight on the ocean, Not a street car was in sight, The sun was shining brightly and It rained all day that night. ' Twas a summer ' s day in winter. The snowflakes fell like glass, A bare-foot boy, with shoes on Stood sitting on the grass. ' Twas evening, and the rising sun Was setting in the west. And the little fishes in the sea Were huddled in the nest. The rain was pouring down, The moon was shining bright. And everything that you could see. Was hidden out of sight. THE ASHBURIAN 35 Editor— H. R. MORGAN, B.A. Brockville, Ont. Hon.-Sec. Old Boys ' Association: W. R. BUTTERWORTH, 417 Sparks Street, Ottawa. Ashbury lost one of her brightest Old Boys and most loyal supporters on November 16th last, when Charles Sandford Mackintosh Fleming, a very well known pupil of his time, met accidental death by drowning in the waters of Lake Metagami, near Sudbury, Ont., in which vicinity he was employed by the Cochrane Lumber Company. Those who, as fellow-pupils, learned to admire the many sterling qualities which he possessed, and who, in after years, watched his career with interest, heard with profound regret of his untimely end, the more so as it fol- lowed splendid service overseas. It was as an athlete that Charlie " Fleming was best known - He was an all-round man and while at the School was a tower of strength to the football, hockey and cricket teams It is the irony of fate that he should have met death while battling an 86 THE ASHBURIAN element with which he was most famihar. It was, indeed, because of his powers as a swimmer that while still a mere boy, he was able to rescue Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Pedley, of Mon- treal, from drowning in the St. Lawrence near Brockville. For this act of herosim he was awarded appropriate recognition, the medals of the Ottawa Humane Society and of the Royal Humane Society being conferred upon him, the latter while he was serving as a gunner at Salisbury Plain. The blood of one of the great builders of Canada — the late Sir Sandford Fleming — flowed in his veins, and his sturdy Scottish ancestry was reflected in his splendid physique. Possessing such antecedents and such physical strength, it was but natural that Fleming should have been one of the first to volunteer his ser- vices at the commencement of the Great War. As a gunner in the 1st Canadian Field Artillery Brigade, in which he was enrolled with a number of other Old Boys, he saw active service of such merit that in 1916 he was promoted to the commissioned ranks. He served with the forces until 1919 when he returned to Canada. Since the spring of 1902 he had been employed with the Cochrane Lumber Co. and was stationed near Gogama village at the time of his death. On the morning of November 16 he was selected to head a party of men which set out from camp to cross Lake Metagami. The surface had only recently frozen over and, as a safeguard against accident, the men walked in Indian file, each tied to the other by a tent line. Fleming was in the lead when the ice suddenly gave way beneath him, the line at the same time parting. Frantic efforts were made by his companions to rescue him, but all proved futile because of the thinness of the ice which constantly broke. For 25 minutes, they worked in the hope of locating the body and restoring fife, but to no avail. After the necessary equipment was brought from the camp, the body was located. Life had, however, long been extinct. ' ' Charlie " was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Fleming, Ottawa. His paternal grandfather was, as has already been mentioned, the late Sir Sandford Fleming, and his maternal THE ASHBURIAN 37 grandfather is Hon. C. H. Mackintosh, formerly Heutenant- governor of the Northwest Territories. He was in his twenty- seventh year. After leaving Ashbury, he enjoyed some reputation as an athlete, playing for three years with the Ottawa Footaball Club and being also a member of the Ottawa Rowing Club. In 1912 he was a member of the junior eight at the Canadian Henley and, while a soldier overseas, was a member of the Canadian Crew which participated in the Army Rowing competition in 1919. He was always the thorough gentleman, true to the traditions and objects of his School. Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters and two brothers. The funeral was held from the ' amily residence, 194 Chapel Street, to Beechwood Cemetery and was under mihtary auspices. At the house the service was conducted by Major the Rev. G. L. Kilpatrick and Rev. Dr. W. T. Herridge. The body was taken to the cemetery on a gun carriage drawn by six horses in charge of former associates of the late Lieut. Fleming. The six pall-bearers were aho comrades-in- arms. A riderless hor e with riding boots reversed in the stirrups followed the gun carriage. Behind caine a long line of sorrowing relatives, leading military officers and prominent- men in all walks of Hfe. Noticeable among those following the gtin carriage were members of almost every athletic organization in the city of which Lieut. Fleming had been a popular member. The pall-bearers were Major Rieginald Orde, Lt.-Col. James McCuaig, Capt. H. D. Fripp, Capt. G. G. Bowie, Capt. G. K Davidson, Lieut. J. S. Wright, Capt. W. Steers and Capt.. Maunder, while the gun teams were in charge of Capt. Morphy,. Lieut. G. A. Bate, Lieut .. T A. Williams and Lieut. Desmond- McMahon. Scores of Old Boys walked in the cortege, the Old Boys ' Society being officially represented by Rev. G. P. Woollcombe,- M.A., S. C. Cooke and F. B. Carling. The floral tributes in- eluded a wreath from the Old Boys ' Society. 38 THE AS H B U R I A N A window in memory of Captain John Russell Woods, of the 1st Coldstream Guards, who was killed on l he Sojpme on Septem- ber 16, 1916, was unveiled in All Saints ' Church, Ottawa, on January 16 by Rt. Hon. Sir Robert L. Borden, G.C.M.G. Captain Woods, whom sd- ma y J d Boys will affectionately recall as " Jack, ' ' was the son of Ijt.-Col. James W. Wopds and Mrs. Woods, ol Ottawa, and his rise in the Imperial army was a matter of pride to both his parents and his numerous friends. The inscription on the window, presented by Lt.-Col. and Mrs. Woods, is as follows: — " Their name liveth forevermore. " In loving memory of our son. Captain John Russell Woods, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards, killed in the battle of the Somme, September 16, 1916, aged 21 years. " In the address delivered by the rector. Rev. C. G. Hepburn, B.D., M.C., special mention was made of the rapid promotion of Captain Woods and of thel plendid relations which invariably existed between him and the other- mesib rs of the unit. Con- firmation of this was available through the following words of his commanding officer: " From the first there never has been an officer or man who has not spoken ol him. in the highest terms. His conduct was a tonic and inspiration ta his brother-officers and to the men. " ■ %■ Old Ashburians took a pecuHar interest in the wedding in Montreal on January 19 of the Earl of Minto and Miss Marion Cook, by reason of the fact that, as Lord Melgund during the period of his late father ' s sojourn in Canada as Governor-General, the bridegroom was in attendance at the School. He is now Victor Gilbert Lariston Garnet Murray- Kynnymond Elliot, Earl of Minto, Baron of Nova Scotia, Baron of Minto a;nd Viscount Melgund, the fifth peer to bear that title, well-known in the Scottish Borderland and in British military and diplomatic annals. He is son of the fourth Earl of Minto, who was Governor- General of Canada from 1898 to 1904, and Mary, daughter of THE ASHBURIAN General the Hen. Charles Grey. Born on Fehru ry 12, 1891, he i rst served as a lieutenant in the Lothians and Border Hcrsa Yeo- manry, and then became a second lieutenant in the Scot3 Guards, in which he attained the rank of captain, and saw service i i the war. He succeeded his father in the Earldom in 1914, inheriting about 25,000 acres, located chiefly in Roxburghshire, in the Scottish Border. The family seat is Minto House, at Hawick, in that county. In the autumn of 1918 Lord Minto arrived in Canada to take up his duties as Aide-de-Camp to His Excellency the Duke of Devonshire, the Governor- General. Following the example of the Prince of Wales, the Earl has purchased a ranch in Alberta. • w Noel Fleming who has been living in Napanee, Ont., for some years, has been appointed mechanical tractor exp ' rt of the Ford Motor Co. of Detroit, with headquarter at Toronto. On October 21 last a son was born at 278 Elm Street, Winni- peg, to the wife of Lt.-Col. Paul S. Benoit. A portrait of Lt.-Col. H. Willis O ' Connor i included in the Canadian War Memoriah Collection. J. A. M. Fleming is now manager of the Ottawa branch of T. K. Dickinson Co., Limited, bond dealers, with offices in the Hope Chambers. At the Montreal Maternity Hospital on January 10, a sen was born to Dr. Harry P. Wright, and Mrs. Wright. Dan McLachhn, of Arnprior, has been re-elected president of the Canadian Lumbermen ' s Association. He has also been elected vice-preisdent of the Canadian Forestry Association. 40 THE A S H B U R I A N H. R. Hampson and D. Mclnnes, both of whom left th 3 school last year, were successful in gaining plac3s on the second football teams of their respective Universities, the one at McGill and the other at Dalhousie. m Ezra B. Eddy (Bessey) ,now of New York City, is arranging to open the Eddy homestead on the Aylmer road as a summer residence. While inspecting the work in November, Mr. Eddy sKpped from a ladder and received a broken right ankle. By a special Act of Parliament passed in 1911, Mr. Eddy whose name then was Ezra Butler Bessey, was allowed to change his naiTia in order to secure a certain legacy bestowed by the late Ezra Butler Eddy conditional that the young relati e adopt the old family name. This was accordingly carried out, and the house which then belonged to his mother, Mrs. Alice Bessey, was left to Mr. Eddy when her death occurred in 1915. Edward M. Woollcombe, who is attending McGill Univer- sity, is an associate editor on the staff of ' ' McGill Daily, ' the undergraduate newspaper. W. P. Muirhead is at present a student at Queen ' s Univer- sity, Kingston, where he figured prominently in football activities ' ast season. At Kazubazua, Que., on December 14, A. MacDonald ( " Don " ) Ellard, youngest son of the late Joshua Ellard and Mrs. Ellard, Wright, Que., was married to Ceceha Catherine, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jules Gauthier. Hon. E. G. Prior, Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia, who died at Victoria, B.C., on December 12, was the father of , ieut. Basil G. Prior, of Victoria, a weM kn )vn Old Boy. THE ASHBURIAN 41 Old Boys will sympathize with Walter H. Thompson and Mrs. Thompson in the loss on December 12 at Ottawa of their infant daughter, Diana. Percy E. Biggar, who, it will be remembered, took first place at the R.M.C. entrance examination, has added to his scholastic triumphs by capturing the Babcock and Wilcox, Limited, scholar- ship, open to members of the third year in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at McGill University. The scholarship is awarded to the student who obtains the highest marks in a special competitive examination open to students entering the third year who intend to make a special study of steam en- gineering. It has a value of $200 per annum and is tenable for two years. Since his return from overseas, where he served with distinction in the Royal Air Force, Biggar has been in training as ' an educated plumber " at McGill, with such success as this award demonstrates. J. F. BURSTALL CO. Lumber Merchants QUEBEC MONTREAL LONDON, Eng. ]lDL V jVove B fiJj: A EDITORIAL STAFF Editor Assistant Editors Business Manager and Treasurer J. Pemberton J. Bogert and C. Yuile ....Mr. A. W. Darnill EDITORIAL In this issue of the Ashburian, the first of this school year, new editors make their bow to the pubHc. They trust that they may succeed in making the magazine as interesting as it has been in the past, and ask for the hearty co-operation of the whole school in helping to maintain its efficiency. The Editors regret the omission of the Old Boys ' Supplement in this issue. An explanation of the absence of this interesting part of the Ashburian will be found towards the end of this number. Several requests for copies of the Ashburian have already been received from Old Boys, and the Editors will do their beet to see that they are not disappointed. Last year was indeed a great one for Ashbury College. Every- thing went so smoothly " and pleasantly that the year should be long remembered. Masters and boys worked together, both in and out of school, like a piece of machinery, and the splendid results obtained in the Entrance Exams, made a fitting climax to the efforts of all. To obtain FIRST PLACE in Arts, SECOND PLACE in Science at McGill Matriculation; SECOND, THIRD, and SEVENTH PLACES at R. M. C; and SECOND PLACE at R. N. C, in a competition open to all Canada, is no small achievement, especially when one remembers that we are a comparatively small school, and that the successful boys were all quite young. Campbell, Sharpies, Simonds, Lane, Morrison, McMahon and Maclaren are to be congratulated on the success of their endeavours to gain distinction not only for themselves but also for their school. We shall follow their future careers with much interest. 2 The Ashhurian Various accounts of the out-door life of the school are given elsewhere in this issue. Sufficient it is to state that all games at Ashbury are thoroughly organized in every department, and each boy, whether boarder or day-boy, if he be so inclined, can obtain efficient instruction and supervision in all sports. The develop- ment of a boy ' s character during periods of play is not the least important part of school life. The beginning of this term found most of last year ' s Staff again with us and, in addition Mr. Denston and Mr. Layton, both of whom received a cordial welcome to the school on the first day of this school year. So far we have confined our remarks to events of last year. What does the future hold in store for us ? The obvious answer is that it depends entirely on ourselves. We have got away to a good start. We have a full school; work is being earnestly done; a good spirit is being displayed. These and other observations encourage us to predict another very succCvSsful year for Ashbury College. ASHBURY CONCLUDES BEST YEAR ON RECORD Du e Speaks of Splendid Spirit of School at Closing Ashbury College, Rockcliffe Park, one of the few colleges in Canada which may be said to represent the ancient traditions and time honored spirit of British Public Schools, bade farewell to its patron, the Duke of Devonshire, yesterday afternoon on the school campus. ' ' We are all proud of our school, " said His Excellency, ' ' and we shall be leaving you all with regret. Let me say, however, that Lord Byng, himself a devoted and worthy son of Eton College in England, will take a keen interest in your institution which so thoroughly represents the traditions and esprit de corps which everywhere bespeak the Etonian. What has always impressed me here most strongly is the splendid spirit of the school which like it prototypes, Eton, Harrow, Winchester, Marlborough, Rugby and the other famous English schools, has always stood for playing the game, and for loyalty to Empire. Unity, democratic ideal and co-operation form the keystone to everything which has made your college famous. " Colonel J. W. Woods, chairman of the board of directors, was master of ceremonies, and the occasion was one both of farewell to the Governor-General and the Duchess of Devonshire and of prowess in the field in which the school maintained its honors as a patron of all English sports. Colonel Woods in a short address bore out the Duke in his survey of the school as the exponent in The Ashburian 3 Canada of the traditions of the British pubhc school, and expressed the regret which all would feel at the departure of the Duke for England. However, said the Colonel, the Duke would not be lost to Canada since this country would always bear the impress of his influence, and as the country so also Ashbury College. SUCCESSFUL YEAR The headmaster, Rev. Dr. WooUcombe, in his annual report, stated that the year just concluded was the most successful of any yet experienced by the school. Practically all the vacancies for next September were already filled. The school had done remarkably well in both shorts and scholarship. He was glad to report that the board of directors had decided to make the cricket tour an annual event of intercollegiate matches. Not a little of the success of the school had been attributable to the loyalty and work of the faculty to whom he desired to extend his sincere thanks. It was the intention of the board of directors to have a memorial erected to those Ashburians who had died on Flanders Fields. This would take the form of a modern gymnasium and swimming pool. Finally the headmaster pointed to his 30 years of service with the school, hoping he would live long to witness the continued success of the ideals of the school based upon the best traditions of the English Public School. Hon. Mr. F.B. McCurdy, who followed, stated that Canada had had for five years past the services of a most wise counsellor in her Governor-General, and in the Duchess had enjoyed the influence of the most womanly and charming of women. He felt that perhaps schoolmasters were too often overlooked in surveying the success of colleges, a matter to be deprecated. He bespoke for the school a long continued season of success and inspiration. The Duke of Devonshire presented the prizes for general pro- ficiency; Her Excellency the Duchess presented the prizes for the sports of the afternoon, and Mrs. Woods presented the trophies and medals for shooting, tennis and boxing gained during the year. Among those present were the Governor-General and the the Duchess of Devonshire, Hon. and Mrs. F. B. McCurdy, Col- onel and Mrs. J. W. Woods, Mr. and Mrs. and the Misses J. F. Burstall, Mr. C. H. Holt, Mr. and Mrs. Justice Lane (of Mon- treal), Mr. W. A. C. Hamilton (Montreal), Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gill, General and Mrs. MacBrien, Mr. and Mrs. de Bury (Mon- treal), Mrs McMahon, Mr. and Mrs. Heney, Mr. and Mrs. J.An- gus McKenzie, Mr. and Mrs. Barrett P. Dewar, Mrs. Cave- Brown-Cave (Montreal), Dr. L. S. and Mrs. Minnes, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton, Mr. A. E. Holt (Montreal), Dr. G. S. and Mrs. McCarthy, Rev. and Mrs. Brewin, Mr. and Mrs. Stevenson, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Fauquier, Mr. F. V. Cann. 4 The Ashburian WINNERS AT SPORT Among the prizes and cups presented for general proficiency, and sports were the Duke of Connaught ' s Cup, the WilHs- O ' ConnorCup, and the Nelson Shield which is awarded each year for ver fine proficiency in all phases of school life. Another award was a fine set of books on the lives of Sir William Van Horne and other notable world characters. The Nelson Shield has been held vear by year by the following students: 1910, R. S. P. Maclvor; 1911, M. ' O ' Halloran; 1912, J. B. L. Heney; 1913,H. W.Davis; 1914, W. M. Irwin ; 1915, W. H. D. MacMahon ; 1916, A. E. Tremain; 1917. P. S. Gault; 1918, A. C.Evans; 1919, C. L. Gault; 1920, H. R. Hampson; 1921, S. F. H. Lane. The winners at the various sports yesterday were as follows: 880 , yards handicap: 1st Cave; 2nd. Simmonds; 3rd Hen- nessey. Time, two min., 25 sec. High jump: 1st Burstall, 2nd Cave. Height, 4 ft. 11 ins. 100 yards handicap (intermediate): 1st Daniels; 2nd Holt Time 12 3-5 sec. Obstacle race (final) — 1, LeMoine; 2, Hamilton. Old Boys ' race— 1, Major Holland; 2, Capt. Muirhead. Time 12 3-5 sec. Obstacle race (heat 2) — 1 Lemoine; 2 Henderson; 3,de Bury; 4, FitzRandolph. Long jump — 1, Simmonds; 2, Clayton, Distance 17 ft. 10 in. Obstacle race (heat 1) — 1, Hennessey; 2, Clayton; 3, Dewar; 4, Hamilton. 220 yards handicap (junior) — 1, Brodie, H.; 2, MacBrien. Time, 31 3-5 sec. 440 yards scratch (open) — 1, Simmonds; 2, Cave. Time, 60 sec. Obstacle race (junior) — 1, Robertson; 2, Dewar, HL High jump (junior) — 1, Dewar; HI.; 2, Irwin, 11. Height, 3 ft. 10 in. 120 yards hurdle (open) — 1, Simmonds; 2, Burstall. Time, 17 3-5 sec. 100 yards handicap (Forms 1. and II.) — 1, Cann, II; 2, Dewar, III. 220 yards handicap (open) — 1, Labatt; 2, Irvine; 3, De bury. Time, 26 4-5 sec. 440 yards handicap ( intermediate) — 1, Holt; 2, Daniels. Time 63 4-5 sec. 100 ards scratch (open) — 1, Labatt. Time 11 4-5 sec. The Ashburian 5 High jump (intermediate) — 1, Holt; 2, Caldwell. Height, 4 ft. 3 in. 100 yards scratch (junior) — 1, Robertson; 2, Cann, H. PROFICIENCY PRIZES The following prizes were presented by Their Excellencies and Mrs. Woods for proficiency in various departments of the school : Form VI.— 1, S. F. H. Lane; 2, A. S. Campbell; 3, W. H. Sharp- ies. Form Va — 1, L. Clayton; 2, C. Yuile; 3, K. Henderson; 4, F. Holt; J. R. Bogert. Form IVb — 1, J. Le Moine; 2, A. Stevenson; 3, P. MacCarthy. Form IVa— 1, J. Wilson; 2, F. Gobeil; 3, O.J. N. Dawes. Form HI— 1, A. McKenzie; 2, S. Baylis. Form H — 1, L. Jarvis; 2, J. Fauquier: Form I — 1, J. C. Coleman; 2. T. G. Cann. Governor-General ' s Medal — S. F. H. Lane. Nelson Shield — S. F. H. Lane. The Bristol Prize — manliness, politeness and good manners — C. Morrison. Shooting prizes — Scott cup, R. Labatt; O ' Connor cup E. B. Burstall; Cox cup, A. M. Irvine. Gymnastic prizes — Duke of Connaught ' s cup, R. Labatt; medals, Sangster, Barnet, Cann; special gymnasium medal Rob- ertson. Cricket prizes — Best batting average, E. B. Burstall; best bowling average, T. Lyman; most improved cricketer, G. Heney; intermediate batting average A. M. Irvine; intermediate bowling average, Gobeil. Tennis prizes — Senior championship singles, K. Tremain; sen- ior championship doubles, K. Tremain and K. Henderson: in- termediate doubles, Plante and J, Dewar; junior doubles, I. Dewar, and McBrien. Boxing — Class 1, Fauquier; class 2, Pacaud; class 3, Cave; class 4, E. B. Burstall; class 5, H. F. Lane. Special boxing medal (given by Mr. Brown former lightweight champion McGill), Le Moine. Captain Minnes ' team was presented with the medal for the winning team in the Intermediate League. 6 The Ashburian CRICKET MATCHES PLAYED Masters ' and Boys ' Team Senior Boys ' Team Played Won 6 4 5 3 Draw 1 0 Lost 1 2 The Cricket Season of last term can be regarded as an unquali- fied success. The Masters ' and Boys ' team, at one time or another, beat all the local clubs, while the Boys XI, after trying for five years, succeeded in defeating B. C. S. Lennoxville on the Polo Grounds at Cartierville, and a week later won the game against the Parents in rather easy manner. Cricket has now become thoroughly established at Ashbury, and the game is played with so much enthusiasm through the whole school that one wonders why it was not introduced years ago. We should like to point out here that the preparation of wickets, the putting up of nets, and other details connected with the game take up so much time that masters in charge of the game are no longer able to cope with the situation, and it will be abso- lutely necessary to procure the services of a groundsman for next season. There is enough work to be done on the cricket fields and on the tennis courts to keep a man busy all day and every day . All other schools visited by the team when on tour had either a professional, or a groundsman, and the latter would seem to be most required at Ashbury. We are pleased to hear that several of the boys kept up their wickets during the holidays by playing with other clubs, and that they all gave a good account of themselves. This year we have to thank Mr. J. F. Burstall for providing the necessary means for our second tour in western Ontario. The schools played were Upper Canada College (2nd team) ; Appleby School, and Trinity College School ( 2nd). As in the previous year we won one game and lost two. The boys, however, displayed better form than they did on the previous tour. Runs were obtained by correct cricket strokes — the batting of Burstall and Morrison being very good. Lyman and Pacaud, though bowl- ing in matches for the first time, did very well and should be a very strong pair of bowlers next season. The fielding at times left much to be desired, and dropped catches proved very costly. Boys seem to underrate the value THE CRICKET TOUR The Ashburian 7 of good fielding, whereas it is one of the most important branches of the game, in spite of this, the boys ' team of las season was the best that Ashbury has so far produced. Next year the team will be still stronger. At a meeting of the Board of Governors last June it was de- cided to make the Cricket Tour a permanent annual event. For this resolution the Governors deserve the thanks of the whole school. It shews that they take an interest in all departments of our school life. Those who may think that the Cricket Tour rather interferes with the studies of the boys are respectfully requested to note our successes in the Entrance Exams of last June. No other argu- ment is necessary. CRICKET CHARACTERS H. F. Lane. Did not fulfil his earlier promise as a bats- man — fielded well at point — held lots of catches — a fairly useful change bowler. C. Morrison. The most stylish bat on the team — made several good scores — an excellent out-field. T. Lyman. A good bat but failed to get going — lovsitd with much steadiness and success — should be very good next season both with bat and ball. K. Henderson. a good but somewhat erratic bat — at times played really well — rather slow in the field, but a safe catch. G. Heney. A good wicket-keeper — much improved bat — should do well next season. E. Pacaud. Improved rapidly as a bowler — a splendid field — scores fast when set — much is expected of him next season. A. Barnet. An erratic batsman — should have done better — poor field and catch. P. McCurdy. Greatly improved bat — keen field and good runner between wickets — should make lots of runs next season. K. Tremain. A natural hitter — greatly improved as the season advanced — a good field and safe catch — should do really well next year. 8 The Ashburian R. Labatt. Failed to realize expectations as a bowler — a poor bat. Stevenson. A very promising bat — good field and catch — proved a most useful substitute. E. B. Burstall Captained the team for the third year in succession — a good free-scoiing bat — made several good scores — a keen and enthusiastic player — did much to popularise the game at Ashbury. A. W. D. Owing to lack of space we are unable to give a detailed account of all matches played, but five oat of the eleven games will be found in these columns. Mr. Parks was kind enough to act as umpire in nearly all matches, and his services were much appreciated by the masters and boys. ASHBURY COLLEGE V. R. C. M. P. Mr. Wright not out 106 H. Lane c. Whinney b. Cadiz. ... 5 B. Burstall c. Fraser b. Cadiz 6 C. Morrison b. Cadiz 0 Mr. Thorne retired 69 Mr. Darnill, Mr. Wood, Mr. Parlee, Lyman, Heney, Henderson, did not bat. Extras 16 Total 203 Insp. Fraser b. Wood 2 Corp. Whinney b. Darnill 6 Sergt. Hobbs c and b Wood 12 Corp. O ' Donnell c. Wright b. Darnill 7 Insp. Cadiz b. Darnill 16 Sergt. Blake b. Wright 23 Corp. Acheson c. Lane b. Wright .... 3 Sergt. Kennedy b. Wood .11 Const. Twigly not out 5 Sergt. Henderson b. Wright .1 Corp. Field b. Wright 2 Extras 2 Total 90 ASHBURY COLLEGE Mr. Wright b. Cadiz 22 H. Lane b. Gough 2 B. Burstall b. Cough 3 Mr. Darnill b. Lewis 39 C. Morrison b. Gough 6 Mr. Thorne b. Cadiz 11 E. Pacaud b. Gough 0 Mr Wood c. sub. b. Land 4 Mr Parlee not out 3 G. Heney b. Lewis 5 R. Labatt b Gough 2 Extras 19 Total 116 OTTAWA C. C. R. F. Remnant not out 12 R. L. Cadiz b. Wright 4 H. L. Fraser c. Pacaud b. Darnill. ... 1 S. Land b. Wright 2 H. Ackland b. Wright 5 W. Shimwell b. Darnill 0 D. Gough b. Wood 17 A. Watson b. Darnill 1 C. Lewis run out 22 T. Byers c. Thorne b. Wood 1 H. Meech b. Wood 4 Extras 14 Total 83 The Ashhurian 9 ASHBURY COLLEGE V. UPPER CANADA COLLEGE 2ND ASHBURY COLLEGE First Innings Lane b. Rogers 3 Burstall b. Mathews 4 Morrison. Jones b. Rogers 1 Lyman run out 2 Henderson b. Rogers 0 Heney c. Strachan b. Davies 11 Pacaud b. Rogers 0 Barnet run out 5 Tremain b. Rogers 12 McCurdy L not out 4 Labatt b. Rogers 0 Extras 6 Total 48 Second Innings c. Mason b. Rogers 12 c. Rogers b. Logic 30 b. Mathews 26 run out 4 b. Roger. 3 c. Mason b. Rogers 6 c. Smith b. Mason 5 b. Mathews 0 b. Rogers 0 run out 0 not out 0 Extras 7 Total 93 u. Rogers c. Barnet b. Labatt 2 Burns run out 1 Logie c. Labatt b. Lyman 11 Davies b. Pacaud 4 MacLaren c and b Lyman 0 Mathews b. Lyman 0 Smith b. Lyman 1 Mason c. Lane b. Lyman 21 Ellis c. Lane b. Lyman 4 Hutchison not out 6 Strachan 1. b. w. Pacaud 0 Extras 3 Total 53 c. c. b. Lyman 8 c. Heney b. Lyman 0 B. Lyman 6 1. b. w. Lane 2 b. Lyman 0 b. Lyman 12 not out 0 c. Henderson b. Pacaud 8 b. Labatt 0 c. Burstall, b. Labatt 2 St. Heney b. Lyman 0 Extras 5 Total .43 CRICKET ASHBURY COLLEGE V. B. C. S. LENNOXVILLE ASHBURY COLLEGE Lane. c. White b. Fawcett 0 Heney b. Duggan 3 Morrison b. Fawcett 0 Lyman b. Fawcett 0 Minnes b. Fawcett 5 Tremain c. Duggan b. Fawcett 5 Henderson run out 1 Pacaud c. MacDougall b. Duggan. . . .3 Barnet b. Duggan 2 Stevenson not out 2 McCurdy I B. Fawcett 3 Extras 4 Total 28 b. FaMTett 2 b. Fawcett 9 c. MacDougall. b. Fawcett 8 c. White b. Fawcdtt 0 c. Price b. Lines 5 c. MacDougall. b. Duggan 5 not out 19 1. b. w. Fawcett 1 b. Napier 14 b. Napier 1 1. b. w. b. Napier 0 Extras 3 Total 67 10 The Ashburian . B. C. S. LENNOXVILLE Napier b. PacaucI 0 Abbot b. Lyman 2 MacDougall st. Heney b. Lyman. . . .4 Forster c. Barnet b. Lyman 1 Price c. Henderson b. Lyman 5 Harrison b. Pacaud 1 Fawcett not out 2 White St Heney. B. Pacaud 0 Lines b. Pacaud 2 More c. Lane b. Lyman 0 Duggan c. Lane b. Lyman 0 c. Heney b. Pacaud 2 1. b. w. b. Pacaud (J b. Lyman 3 b. Lyman 4 c. Barnet . b. Lyman 3 1. b. w. Lyman 0 B. Lyman 5 b. Pacaud 0 b. Lyman 4 not out 3 c. Minnes b. Lyman 0 Extras 2 Extras .2 Total 19 Total 26 CRICKET ASHBURY BOYS WON IN ANNUAL CRICKET MATCH. Were Victors Over Parents Eleven by 4 Wickets and 84 Runs on Rockcliffe Campus Saturday. The Ashbury College team was victorious in the annual Fathers versus Sons ' cricket match cn the Rockcliffe campus on Saturday winning by four wickets and 84 runs. The students showed splen- did form, Burstall ' s hitting and Morrison ' s stylish play being feat- ures. Lyman, McCurdy and Henderson also displayed good form at bat. Burstall contributed 43 before he was caught by Bcgert, while Morrison had a total of 31 when he ran out. The Sons de- clared their innings closed when six wickets had fallen for 148 runs. The Parents made an excellent start, Messrs. Bogert and H. S. Southam opening the innings with 31 and 20 respectively. How- ever, the batting of the remainder of the team broke down, when, after one wicket fell for 53, the entire side was dismissed for 64. Pacaud and Lyman bowled well for Ashbury, the former taking five wickets for 19 runs. The Ashbury team has shown great improvement this season, and the Parents were the first to congratulate them on their success. The winners were entertained by the Parents at the Country Club in the evening. The Ashhurian 11 Scores : ASHBURY BOYS PARENTS Lane, Ibw, b Southam 7 Burstall, c Bogert, b. Burstxll 43 Morrison, run out 31 Lyman, c. Clarke, b. Rhodes 17 Pacaud, c and b. Clarke 4 L McCurdy, run out 11 Henderson, c Southam, b. Southam 15 Tremain, not out 8 Heney, not out 0 Extras . .9 148 Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Mr. Bogert st Heney, b Pacaud. . . .20 Southam, b. Lane 31 McCurdy, b. Pacaud 1 Dewar, c Burstall, b Pacaud 1 Wilson, b Pacaud 0 Burstall, b Lyman 0 Thomas, b Lyman 1 Philpott, b Pacaud 6 Linton, b Lyman 0 Rhodes, not out 0 Clarke, c Heney, b. Lyman 0 Total Extras Total. . .4 64 Stevenson and Barnet did not bat. INTERMEDIATE CRICKET Owing to the early arrival of spring, we weie able to make a very early start in cricket and the season was an exceptionally long one. Before the end of April the Intermediate net was up and coaching was in full Fwing. It was impossible to coach more than a limited number of boys, those who were most likely to make the Intermediate team. Another year, if possible, a second net should be provided for the younger Intermediates, many of whom are anxious to learn how to play. This year owing to the large number of boys who wanted to play, it was decided to form an Intermediate Cricket League, consisting of three teams, captained respectively by Irvine I, Minnes, and McConkey. There was only time to play one round in this league, which was won by Minnes ' team, as he defeated the two other teams. These games were productive of good cricket, and the results are given below with some of the best individual perform- ances. Fin t Match: Minnes ' Team v McConkey ' s Team. Won by Minnes ' Team by 13 runs. Scores: Minnes ' Team 49. McConkey ' s Team 36. For the winners, Gobeil made 29 and Ross took 7 wickets for 13 runs. For the losers Clayton made 9 and McConkey took 6 wickets for 25 runs. Second Match: Minnes ' Team v Irvine ' s Team. Won by Minnes ' Team by 73 runs. Scores: Minnes ' Team 91. Irvine ' s Team 18. 12 The Ashburian For the winaers Gobeil made 52 and also took 8 wickets for 1 run. For the losers McClaren I took 8 wickets for 40 runs. Third Match: McConkey ' s Team v Irvine ' s Team. Won by McConkey ' s Team by 36 runs. Scores: McConkey ' s Team 96. Irvine ' s Team 60. For the winners, Robertson was not out 19, while McConkey and de Bury each made 18. Clarke took 5 wickets for 26. For the lo ers Maclaren I made 19 and Irvine I 15, while Gill took 5 wickets for 27. At the beginning of the season, Irvine I was elected captain of the Intermediate XI, and he was most useful in this capacity. He was very careful in looking after the net and all the cricket accessories, a difficult task, and was always ready to lend a hand with the roller. The net wickets were much better this year than last, and boys were able to bat with more confidence. Once again, it was impossible to find any school team to chal- lenge. However Mr. Thorne on two occasions very kindly got together a scratch team to play against them, and the Intermediates gave a very creditable performance. In the first match Mr. Thorne had four masters playing, the condition being that they should bat left-handed. The Intermediates went in first and made 81, Maclaren I and Gill being top scorers. Mr. Parks took 5 wickets for 6 runs. They then proceeded to get Mr. Thome ' s XI out for 23 and win the match by 58 runs. Gobeil took 5 wickets for 7 runs. In the return match the masters batted right-handed. The Intermediates again batted first and made 63. Gobeil and Irvine I had a long partnership, both batting extremely well and the former being undefeated when the innings closed. Mr. Parks was again the most successful bowler taking 7 wicketr for 10 runs. Mr. Thorne made 25 runs for the other side an then retired, leaving 1 run to be made to win and three wickets to fall. The tail, however wagged so vigorously that neary 30 runs were added, Daniels being not out 17, and Lemoine not out 8, when stumps were drawn. Gobeil again bowled well and took 5 wickets for 33 runs. The fielding was better in this match and Sangster made two fine catches. There was an improvement this year in the fielding, though boys boys still find it difficult to hold catches. Maclaren I, Sangster, and Gill were the three best, and threw in well, a most important thing. Stevenson did not play in either of the Intermediate matches, as he was playing for the first team: on both occasions he distinguished himself by good batting and fielding. Two other The Ashhurian 13 Intermediates, Irvine I and Minnes, went away with the first team on different occasions. Irvine I did not actually play, but Minnes batted well in the first innings of the Lennoxville match. The prizes for the best batting and bowling averages were won by Gobeil, but he only took the bowling average prize, and Irvine I, who was second in the batting averages received the other prize. Below are given the best batting and bowling averages. Batting. No, . of innings No. of runs Average Gobeil 4 (once not out) 107 35.6 Irvine I 3 32 10.6 Maclaren I 4 39 97.5 Bowling No of wickets Runs Avei age Gobeil 21 52 2.5 Ross 8 26 32.5 Maclaren I 14 133 9.5 Irvine I the captain improved as a bat very considerably to- wards the end of the season, though he was a poor fielder. Gob- eil was the most promising boy in the team, and should do well next year both as a batsman and bowler. Bogert and Rhodes II showed promise of developing into batsmen, but Clayton was disappointing. Minnes played a very steady game, but needs moie scoring strokes. Stevenson next year should be a dangerous batsman and a hard hitter. Gill developed a nice style and should make runs next year. More time must be devoted to bowling, which is just as important as batting. Ross came oft ' well in one League match and next year with more practice should develop a good length and take wickets. Clarke improved both as a batsman and a bowler and was more active in the field, but he was unlucky in having to undergo an operation, and missed both the Intermediate matches. Next year his slow left hand bowl- ing should be most effective. In fact, all the material for next year looks very promising and with probably only three places to fill on the first team, the Intermediates will have eight old colours and there will be keen competition for the other three places. Some of the boys learned quite creditably both to umpire and score; both these things are necessary to a cricketer. Fitz- Gerald scored in all the matches and, before the end of the season, mastered the intricacies of a bowling analysis. Another good scorer was Riordon. Below is given the Intermediate Team: — Irvine I (captain) Stevenson Minnes 14 The Ashhurian Gobeil Maclaren I Clarke Bogert Gill Rhodes II Sangster Clayton Ross ANNUAL CRICKET DINNER The Cricket Dianer, which is given annually by the Parents at the Country Club, took place on the evening of June 11th. The rival teams aad other enthusiasts of cricket sat down to a splendid repast, and did full justice to the tempting dishes placed before them. After the dinner came the speeches. Amongst those who spoke for the Parents were Messrs Burstall, McCurdy, Evans, Bogert, Dewar, and Philpott. All these gentlemen eulogized the game of cricket, and spoke in high praise of the great improvement shown by the team on that same, afternoon. Several of the boys replied to the speeches of the parents, special mentioned being made of Mr. J. F. Burstall who had not only paid the expenses of this year ' s tour, but had also brought from England much cricket material which proved of great service to the school. ) ' E. B. Burstall, taptain of the boys ' team for three years in succession, made a A ery good speech in which he spoke appre- ciatively of Mr. Darnill and Mr. Wood, who respectively coached the First and Intermediate teams. The Headmaster, in the course of his speech, announced that the Cricket Tour was to become a permanent annual event. This piece of good news was cheered vociferously by the boys, who fully appreciate this kind and thoughtful action on the part of the governors of the school. Festivities were brought to a close by the singing of Auld Lang Syne. TENNIS On account of the early spring tennis started earlier than usual. All the courts were in use about the first week in May, but it would have been wiser tq, have made a later start, and to have The Ashburian 15 alljwed the ash courts to be thoroughly rolled and dried out be- fore play commenced. As it was, the courts were not so good as as in the previous year. Owing to the inreasing popularity of cricket fewer boys played tennis this year. The courts were looked after by an able com- ittee of boys under Mr. Wright, The standard of play was, on the whole, higher than that of the preceding season. The Tournaments commenced about half-term, and many stren- uous and exciting games were played. The Senior Doubles were won by K. Tremain and K. Henderson, who displayed the best combination. K. Tremain also beat J. Pemberton in the Open Singles. This contest proved rather uninteresting, neither player being disposed to take any chances. F. Plahte and J. Dewar won the Intermediate Doubles, and I. Dewar and MacBrien the Junior competition. Owing to the large number of cricket games this year, it was found impossible to arrange any tennis matches with outside clubs. Y COL. WOODS VISITS THE SCHOOL On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Col. Woods, Chairman of the Board of Governors, paid the school one of his periodical and welcome visits. In his address to the boys Col. Woods first dwelt upon the great success achieved by Ashbury in the Entrance Exams, held last June. He congratulated those boys who had brought such dis- tinction to themselves and to Ashbury, and also the Headmaster and the Staff for their success in instructing those under their charge. Col. Woods expressed the opinion that no other boarding school in the country possessed such an efficient staff as Ashbury and hoped the good work would continue. The Colonel then pro- ceeded to give the boys much good advice. He urged them to do their best at all times no matter what their task might be. Thoroughness was the keynote to success, and if this were practised at school, it would fit them to overcome difficulties in after life. The colonel concluded by wishing the school continued success, and, admidst much applause, asked for and readily obtained a half-holiday for the school. The Headmaster then thanked the Chairman of the Board for his visit and address, and called for ' three cheers and a tiger ' for Col. Woods. This was responded to by the boys in their usual hearty manner. . 16 -H- The Ashburian C. B. C. — ' ' When I eat water-melon I have occasionally to come up to breathe. " Master. — If a farmer sells 3000 bushels of wheat at 75 cents a bushel, what will he get ? Boy. — An Automobile. B--r.— Why is K--t like a flannel? P— r. — Because he shrinks from washing Master. — (to boy three weeks late for school). ' ' Why are you back so late ? Mac. — Please Sir, I ate some green apples. K. H. — " The dog ' s legs were so short that you couldn ' t run over him with an automobile. " Hangous. — " Enoch Arden was stronger physic than Phillip Ray. " He H 4: A. W. D. — What is a polygon ? Gobye — A young little frog before it becomes a frog. " Blonde people are always light-headed. The Ashburian 17 Sign in window. — To get two dollars worth of real excitement, buy a marriage license. T. M- — " How would yod get down off an elephant ? " T. R. — " You don ' t get down off an elephant, you get it off a goose. Anxious Mother. — How do yon get a hoy to take medicine ? " Father. — ' Tut it on the top shelf and label it poison. " C.Y. — Harry Tates ' joke about the Hull Expeditionary Force was very much to the point. K. H. — Yes, Gatineau Point. Overheard in the French Class. Une couronne de chene — A dog collar. II se cache pour fuir ses meurtriers — he hid himself for fear of the undertaker . Des socs pesants — A pair of peasant ' s socks. Des boeufs gras et luisants — Some fat and juicy beef. B-d-e — Where are you going ? T-h-e. — (about to have his eyes tested). Fm going to see the optimist. Angry Frenchman.— Look out, or FU blow your nose. Dutchman. — (at reception). I thank you for my clement recep- ticn in your middle. Master. — (during Latin Class). What are nymphs? de B. — Calves, Sir. T-h-e. — always wash my hair in the centre of the week. Tommy. — Man is the king of beasts. C-y-n. — Man is supposed to be the greatest of all mammons. 18 The Ashhurian SCHOOL NOTES AND ANECDOTES Our last year ' s prediction of a successful year at Ashbury was more than fulfilled. On Speech Day the Headmaster described it as the best within his recollection, and at that time the results of the June Entrance Exams, were, of course, not known. Let us keep up the good work. This term we have 74 boarders and 34 day boys. Owing to lack of room the Headmaster with much regret was unable to admit several other boys whose parents wished them to become boarders at Ashbury. Last year ' s Sixth Form certainly did more than distinguish themselves in the Entrance Exams. They were good sports too. Ashbury is proud of them. Will this year ' s Sixth kindly repeat the performance ? Ashbury ' s chief characteristics are discipline and work. Games play a prominent part in our school life; but they do not come first. Soccer is increasing in popularity every year. At the same time there is no desire to let it interfere with the established Rugby code. A portion of the vegetable garden is to be levelled off and turfed in order to provide a playing field for the very small boys. Mr. Eddie Gerard is again acting as coach to the team. Mr. Gerard possesses the happy knack of getting the very best out of the boys. We were all very sorry to lose Mr. Parlee; but congratulate him on his new appointment. He will be much missed b} the Masters ' Hockey Team. Mr. and Mrs. Wright and Mr. Wood have certainly stirred up things in the Ottawa tennis world. We congratulate them on their manv successes at the Rideau Club. The Ashhurian 19 Brewin, an old Ashburian, and son the the Rev. F. H. and Mrs. Brewin, has obtained first place in the Open Scholarship Exam, at Radley School. Be sure to read " Valete " in this issue. The achievements of our last year ' s Seniors, both in and out of school, should act as an inspir- ation to those now at Ashbury, and especially to those who have joined lis this term. By reading this list boys will get some idea of what . is expected of them while at school. ' -;} ' ] Experience has proved that an ordinary boy physically fit will almost invariably beat an ordinary boy who is physically unfit. - ' ■ ' ' A tremendous gale of wind was experienced in Rockcliffe at the end of September. One of the boys, who we will call Baron Mun- chausen, asserts that he counted no less than fifty -two trees which were razed by this storm. On our own field a goal-post, some trees, and the whole of one side of the wire tennis netting were blown down. Luckily no one was injured. ' W. Elliot, now one of the shining lights at Dalhousie University, paid a visit to the school at the beginning of term. William likes to visit the scene of his former depredations. Frank Valleau, one of the best athletes Ashbury ever produced, is doing good work for the Ottawa Rugby team. More advertisements are required for our magazine. If each boy would try to get ONE advertisement, it would be a great help. The Ashburian is published chiefly for the benefit of the boys, and one would like to see more practical interest taken in its publication. We understand that Mr Hewitt and the Juniors are busy writing an original play, with Ashbury College as its chief setting. We are unable to state when this play will be produced; but it will be well worth seeing when it is staged. We hope the authors will use great care in the selection of a treasurer, and that the financial re- sults will be more satisfactory than was the case with the Teep show! " 20 — I- The Ashhurian On Monday, Oct. 10th, Mr. A. E. Holt of Montreal, one of the Governors of Ashbury College, paid a special visit to the school and addressed the boys Mr. Holt first expressed his pleasure in coming to Ashbury and meeting the boys. He then proceeded to give such advice as would prove useful to boys after they had left school. He urged them to practise punctuality, truthfulness, and politeness. These three were very essential to those who wished to attain success in after life. ' ' Smart Alecks " , and ' ' shifty people " almost always proved a failure. Boys were not to suppose that their studies were over when they left school. They would have to make a special study of their business and all things connected with it. Mr. Holt laid especial stress on politeness, and urged boys to prac- tise that quality while at school. Lack of manners often prevented an otherwise good man from getting promotion. Our visitor then concluded his remarks by asking for a half- holiday. The Headmaster, in thanking Mr. Holt for his address, willingly granted the extra holiday, but, as the day was unpropitious for games, decided to postpone it until the first fine day. Three cheers and a " tiger " for Mr. Holt concluded the proceed- ings. Rumour hath it that an original Revue, entitled " Hello, Ashbury " may be produced at the school sometime before Christmas. The above rumour must not be confused with the great tragedy about to be presented by Mr Hewitt and his versatile troupe. K. Tremain has made a most excellent captain of the football team. He played splendidly, trained faithfully, and set a good ex- ample to the others. We congratulate H. F. Lane, our Head Boy of last year, on gain- ing a place on the second team at R. M. C. FOOTBALL ASHBURY SENIORS V OLD BOYS OCT. 5TH The Old Boys kicked off. Ashbury, however, lost the ball after one or two downs, but the Old Boys were not able to go over for The Ashburian 21 a touch, and failing to make their yards, the ball went to the Ash- bury team. This time they worked the ball some distance up the field before they were obliged to kick. From this point the play was very even, until Tremain fumbled a catch. Gill getting the ball and scoring a touch for the Old Boys. This was not converted, and proved the only score of the first period. Woollcombe, however, came very near scoring when he blocked Tremain ' s kick, seized the ball and made off down the field with it. He was pursued by Tre- main, who brought him down after a good run of about thirty yards. Starting the second period Ashbury kicked off, and the kick was returned. Ashbury then worked the ball down the field to the 5 yard line, Irvine making one very good run. They then lost the ball and for the remainder of the period the play was very even, neither side scoring. Tremain twice tried drop-kicks, but they failed to pass between the uprights. Final Score: Old Boys 5 pointy; Ashbury nil. Pacaud and Dewar played very well for Ashbury, making some very fine tackles, while Irvine and Tremain carried the ball well. For the Old Boys ' Watson tackled well and Ecklin got in some good kicks. Half Time Score: Old Boys 5; Ashbury 0. TEAMS ASHBURY Lyman ] deBury Irvine J Tremain . Dewar . . . Quarter Flying Wing Halves . Taschereau Watson . Woollcombe Ritchie Southam Bate Grant f Davidson Woods [Fauquier Henderson Snapper Insides . Heneyl BarnetJ Cave . . Middles Holt Pacaud Clayton Outsides Spare INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL At the time of going to press there have been two Intermediate matchs, both against the Model Intermediates. The first was played on Tuesday Oct. 4th on the school gorund 22 The Ashhurian and resulted in a win for Ashbury by 12 points to 5. In the first half the only score was a touch down by Cann I. In the secon half two rouges were scored from good kicks by FitzRan- dolph, and just before time Grant scored a touch down from a good run. The Intermediate Team was captained by Ritchie I. He was rather inclined to muddle the signals and showed a tendency to take the ball too often himself. Grant starred on the defence and made several excellent runs. He was well supported by Cann I, the latter being one of the best tacklers in the team. Daniels and Robertson were conspicuous for their tackling. With a little more practice the team should give a better account of themselves. The return match which was to have been played on the Model ground was transferred to the school ground and was played here on Tuesday Oct. 11th. The result was another victory for Ashbury by 12 points to 0. This was a much more interesting match and at half time there had been no score. In the second half Grant outclassed every- body and scored two touch downs, one of which was a very fine efifort as he went through the whole Model Team. One of these touch downs was well converted by FitzRandolph. The other point was scored from a rouge. In this match Cann I made one or two good runs, and was again conspicuous for his tackling. Ritchie I showed lack of judgment with his signals, but he man- aged them better than in the previous match The line-up was as follows: — Defence Daniels, Cann I, Grant, FitzRandolph Quarter Ritchie I (capt) Forwards Ritchie II, Montserrat, Robertson, Leverin, Fauquier IT, Porter, Hamilton. Spares Irvine II, MacKenzie. — D.E. C.W. ASHBURY COLLEGE 2ND TEAM V. THE MODEL SCHOOL In spite of the fact that this match was arranged at very short notice, the 2nd team beat the Model school after one of the fastest games seen on the school ground. The struggle between these two teams is an ancient one, as they opposed each other as Juniors two years ago and practically the same teams met last year as Intermediates. The matches have always been well contested, as the two teams weigh about the same and this match was no The Ashburian 23 exception. Without the Model School, we should be very short of matches both in football and hockey and we are very grateful to Mr. Leppard for taking so mcuh trouble in arranging teams to match ours. This match was played on Thursday afternoon, Oct 6th and re- sulted in a win for the 2nd team by 17 points to 5. Minnes captained the 2nd team and worked the signals, which had only been arranged the day before, very successfully. The weather was perfect, little wind and the temperature not too high and there was a keenness in the game which appealed to the supporters of both sides on the touch line. The first half as very closely contested. Pemberton scored the first touch down after a most spectacular run from nearly halfway and this was followed soon after by a rouge from a good kick by Barnet. The Models then exerted themselves and working the ball down to the school goal, their captain scored a touchdown. Shortly after, the whistle went for half-time with the score 6-5 in favour of the home team. In the second half the 2nd team scored two touch downs, the first through Taschereau who picked the ball up from a fumble and raced over the line pursued by the whole Model team. This was converted by Barnet. The other touch down in this half was scored by Pemberton after the ball had been worked down to the Model goal. The Model signals did not work as well as ours and there was a certain amount fumbling behind their line. Chariot, their captain, played hard and figured in most of their plays. For the home team, Pemberton showed tremendous speed, although he was inclined to slow up when about to be tackled. Rhodes II at centre scrimmage was conspicuous and broke through repeatedly. MacLaren tackled well and broke up the Model plays on several occasions. Rhodes I made one or two good runs but was weak in tackling. Barnet caught and kicked well, although he showed a tendency to mix things up with the opposing team. Altogether the team gave a creditable display on their first appearance and the return match should be worth seeing. The line-up was as follows: — Ashbury 2nd Team. Clarke Sangster I Barnet Smith Minnes (capt) Ross Rhodes II Yuile — D. E. C. W. Taschereau Maclaren Rhodes I Pemberton Spares Gill Bogert 24 The Ashburian OLD BOYS ' SUPPLEMENT We much regret that we are not including in this issue the usual Old Boys ' Supplement. The reason is purely a financial one, and we hope before our next issue some satisfactory arrangement will have been concluded whereby we can continue to print this very interesting feature of the Ashburian. For the benefit of those Old Boys, who wish for a more explicit reason, we may state that last year EACH COPY OF THE ASH- BURIAN COST THE SCHOOL ONE DOLLAR. Until this issue we had at some considerable loss been supplying Old Boys with copies of the Ashburian for an annual subscription of one dollar. This year no subscriptions of any sort have been forthcoming from the Old Boys ' Association, though we believe that some Old Boys sent in their subscriptions of two dollars with the belief that one dollar would go to the Ashburian. The Editors do not any longer feel justified in asking the school to pay for the printing of the Old Boys ' Supplement, or for the issuing of copies to Old Boys free of charge. It should be mentioned here that the Editors have received sev- eral requests for Ashburians from Old Boys, who have expressed their willingness to pay for the cost of the magazine, and it appears to us that lack of proper organization is the cause of the present ' ' impasse. " The Editors would be neglecting an obvious duty if they did not call attention to the never-failing energy and devotion of Mr. H. R. Morgan, the Editor of the Old Boys ' Supplement. Without any assistance whatever Mr. Morgan has for many years undertaken the onerous duties of gathering news and information of Old Boys, and without his energy and journalistic abiHty the Old Boys ' Supple- ment would long ago have ceased to exist. The Editors sincerely trust that in the near future matters will be so adjusted that the Supplement will be able to re-appear in our next issue. In the meantime any Old Boy can procure a copy cf the Ashburian by forwarding to the business manager the sum of one dollar. Should the magazine cost less to publish, the balance will be cheerfully refunded. VALETE H. F. Lane. Football 1919-20 (capt) : Hockey 1921 : Cricket 1919-20-21 : R. M. C. Matric. Third Place. C. Morrison. Football 1919-20: Hockey 1921 : Cricket 1919- 20-21 : Toronto Matric. The Ashburian 25 J. McMahon Football 1919-20 : R. M. C. Matric. Seventh Place. R. Labatt. Football 1919-20: Cricket 1920-21: R. M. C. Matric. E. B. Burstall. Football 1919-20 ; Hockev 1919-20-21 (capt) Cricket 1918,1919 (capt), 1920 (capt), 1921 (capt). W. H. Sharpies. McGill Science Matric. Second Place. J. Campbell. Football 1920 : McGill Arts Matric. First Place. G. Simonds. Football 1920 ; R. M. C. Matric. Second Place. W. H. Hooper. McGill Matric. L. MacLaren. Royal Navy College. Second Place. SALVETE BOARDERS Form VA. J. Woods Ottawa H. Wallis Montrea Form IVA. W. W. Chipman J. M. Wilson D. Glassco ' Form IVB. H. W. Biggar H. McLachlin, Arnprior J. W. Ritchie, Montrea: G. M. Trenholme ' Form IVA. A. G. Grant, Ottawa L. L. Carsley, Montrea S. L. Marson ' J. W. Slessor " E. N. Sangster, Windsor Form III A. H. A. Cameron, Mon- treal. D. McLachlin, Arnprior Form II J. B. Morgan, Montreal Form I R. McDougall, Ottawa VB. IVC. IVA. III. DAY BOYS L. H. Taschereau. A. C. Cox H. C. Cox C. Camsell C. R. White L. W. York R. T. Bowman E. L.Burpee B. G. Gilmour OUR CONTEMPORARIES The Editors beg to acknowledge the receipt of the following mag- azines. The Cheltonian, Cheltenham College, England. The Felstedian, Felsted College, England. The Malburian, Marlborough College, England. The Meteor, Rugby College, England. 26 The Ashburian The Bishops College School Magazine, Lennoxville, P. Q. The Albanian, St. Alban ' s School, Brockville, Ont. The Record, Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ont. Acta Ridleiana, Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ont. The Blue and White, Collegiate School, Rothesday, N. B. The Windsorian, King ' s College School, Windsor, N. S. The Red and Black, University School, Victoria, B. C. The Review, St. Andrew ' s College, Toronto. The Wykehamist, Winchester College, England. The Argus, Appleby School, Oakville, Ont. The College Times, Upper Canada College, Toronto. EDITORIAL STAFF Editor Assistant Editors Business Manager and Treasurer J. Pemberton J. Bogert and C. Yuile Mr. A. W. Darnill EDITORIAL The Christmas Term, like the year 1921, is now a thing of the past. Both were very satisfactory as far as Ashbury was concerned, and for many reasons we have cause to congratulate ourselves on the results achieved. The somewhat long Christmas Term passed without any cases of serious illness; but quite a chapter of accidents occurred on the football field. The New Year is a time when we all make good resolutions and talk about " turning over a new leaf. " This custom is a good one, and not to be disparaged. Even if we fail to keep all our good resolutions we should not be discouraged. The mere fact of re- solving to do better is in itself elevating, because it shews that our intentions at any rate are good. Let us then determine to carry on during the year 1922 to the best of our ability. Let us shew a cheerful and enthusiastic tem- perament in all we do and say. Let us be sportsmen in the best sense of the word, and we shall find that life at school will indeed be a pleasure to us now, and in after life a period to be looked back upon with that ' ' half-pleasurable sadness " which Tennyson so finely expresses in one of the most beautiful short poems in the English language. The Football Season is reviewed at some length in another part of this issue, and nothing need be said here with regard to the play or the players. 2 — 1- The Ashhurian The Editors wish to thank Mr. Wood and Mr. Thorne for val- uable help and contributions to this number. The Jokes Page is crowded out of this issue; but we think that our readers will agree that humour has not been entirely neglected. The Hockey Season is now in full swing, and we hope that it will be a very successful one. We have more players than usual, but no particular bright stars. Good team-play, however, should produce very satisfactory results. We live in hopes. It will be again noticed that this issue contains no pictures of our school life. The fault does not lie with the Editors but with the boys of the school. If boys want more pictures inserted in The Ashburian they must get out their cameras, take the pictures, and send them in. The Editors will do the rest. VISIT OF THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL AND LADY BYNG TO ASHBURY Tuesday, December 6th Our distinguished visitors were welcomed to Ashbury by Col. J. W. Woods, Chairman of the Board, and by the Rev. G. P. Woollcombe, the Headmaster. After a tour of inspection of the building Lord and Lady Byng were escorted to the Assembly Room in order to meet the boys. On the platform Lady Byng was presented with a beautiful basket of roses by the boys of the school. J. Pemberton, in a brief but suitable address, made the presentation. The Headmaster, in welcoming their Excellencies to Ashbury, outlined the objects of this and other similar institutions in Can- ada. He said that Ashbury was trying to develop a type of boy who would be inspired by the same ideals as were developed in the minds of those boys who received their education at the great English Public Schools. Whilst our buildings and equipment might not be compared to the English Public Schools, yet the ideals were the, same, and Ashbury was endeavouring to send out young rnen who, in future years, would show that sense of loyalty and devotion to duty which were the characteristics of the public school boys of England. (Cheers). The Ashburian 3 The Governor-General, on rising to address the boys, announced the welcome fact that he had requested and had obtained a holiday for the school. " I have made my peace with you, " said his Excellency, and at once proceeded to strike a high imperialistic note. He said that our Empire, consisting as it did of some four hundred millions of people of various races, was held together not by compulsion but by a spirit of justice, and also because the various peoples of the Empire liked it. He strongly urged the boys to develop a spirit of justice, to pay great attention to duty, and to dwell less on their rights. The latter was not so important as the former. If they continued to do their duty, their rights would follow as a natural consequence. Some of the boys to whom he was speaking would some day become leaders in their country, and as such would have to know a little more than those under them. It was most important for them to cultivate the highest ideals. In concluding, His Excellency again impressed upon the boys the necessity of doing their duty and upholding justice. The Headmaster then called upon Col. J. W. Woods, Chair- man of the Board of Governors, to say a few words. Col. Woods welcomed the Governor-General and Lady Byng to Canada and assured them that everything would be done by Canadians to make their term of office pleasant and successful. He assured them of the loyalty of Canada to the Empire and said that our country was proud of her association with the other coun- tries of the British Constitution. As Chairman of the Board, he fully endorsed what the Headmaster had said with regard to the aims of Ashbury College. Mr. Woollcombe, in calling for three cheers and a " tiger " for their Excellencies, remarked that it had been said that Cana- dians did not know how to cheer. He assured them that every boy at Ashbury learnt how to do this before he left the school. The boys then proceeded to prove the truth of the Headmaster ' s remarks by cheering in a most vigorous manner. A. W. D. SENIOR RUGBY SEASON Owing to the early fall of snow the rugby season was some- what curtailed and the match against St. Albans at Brockville had to be cancelled. 4 The Ashburian + One doubts whether the senior team was as good as that of the previous season; certainly it was not so heavy. Five games in all were played: two against the Old Boys, two against Renfrew Collegiate, and one with St. Albans. In all games except the one against St. Albans, our team had to oppose men much heavier than themselves, and it is not a matter for surprise that towards the end of the season they got rather tired of rugby and looked forward to a period of soccer. Against St. Albans, a team of their own weight, Ashbury did exceedingly well and won fairly easily. Tt was much to be regretted that the return game had to be cancelled. We had hoped to arrange a game with Bishops College School, Lennoxville, but a date convenient to both schools could not be found. We hope for better luck next season. Mr. Eddie Gerard again gave the team the benefit of his ability and experience, and obtained the best possible results from the material at his disposal. Ken. Tremain, our captain, made an excellent leader, and was the best player on the team. The other players did their best in all games, but Ashbury has had teams which trained more faith- fully than some of the players did. this season. ASHBURY V. RENFREW COLLEGIATE AT RENFREW The line-up was as follows ASHBURY Lyman ] McCurdy I [ Halves Irvine J Tremain Quarter Dewar I Flying-wing. . . Henderson Snapper Barnet Insides Heney Holt 1 Middles Cave J Pacaud Outsides Clayton Spares: Maclaren, deBury RENFREW [McNab Jack [Eraser Oates Legree Frood Cook Grace Handford McNab Guest Devine The Ashburian Ashbury won the toss and played with the wind. Renfrew kicked off and Ashbury returned the kick after the first down. Renfrew worked the ball a short way up the field and then kicked, Lyman fumbling a catch just behind the goal posts. Frood dropped on the ball and scored a touch for Renfrew. Jack then converted. Renfrew worked the ball up the field and Gates went over for an- other touch, which was converted. After this play was more even. Tremain tried to put over a drop-kick, but failed. The period ended twelve to nil in favour of Renfrew. In the second period Gates got away for another touch, which Jack converted. Towards the end of this period Ashbury scored one point on a rouge. Cave did some good tackling in this period. At half-time the score was 18 to 1 for Renfrew. In the third period Ashbury did not seem able to hold the heav- ier Renfrew team. Gates got away and scored a touch after a spectacular run. Soon after Jack scored another touch after a fine end run. Renfrew again pressed and Gates scored. At the end of the third period the score stood : Renfrew 33, Ashbury 1. The last period was almost a repetition of the third. Gates scored another touch, and the game ended: Renfrew 38, Ashbury 1. The Ashbury team did not shew up well in this game, and their tackling was not good. Tremain carried the ball well and made some good runs. Both the substitutes, MacLaren and, deBury did well. J. S. B. P. ASHBURY V. RENFREW COLLEGIATE AT OTTAWA The game was divided into two periods of twenty minutes each. The line up was as follows: — ASHBURY RENFREW CGLLEGIATE Irvine I 1 fDevine deBury Halves { Legris McCurdy I J [Eraser Tremain Quarter Gates Dewar I Elying-wing Moore Henderson Snapper Erood Heney 1 Insides Grace MacLaren j McVeigh Cave 1 Middles Cook Holt Handford Pacaud 1 Gutsides fMcNab Clayton J Guest 6 — I- The Ashburian Renfrew kicked off and Ashbury, failing to make their yards, kicked. Gates made a long run, but dropped the ball when tack- led. Renfrew broke through and blocked Tremain ' s kick. A dead-line was then kicked for Renfrew. After several minutes of play Ashbury obtained the ball and Tremain tried a drop- kick, which went wide. Clayton then got away for a very fine forty yard run, just failing to score a touch-down. McCurdy, however, completed the good work and scored a touch for Ash- bury. Tremain failed to convert. Half-time Score: Ashbury 6, Renfrew 1. In the second period play at first was very even, but the greater weight of our opponents soon began to tell. Ev entually Moore scored a touch, which was not converted. At this period Tremain and Irvine collided with each other, and both received a severe blow on the head. Irvine was sent in for repairs, but Tremain pluckily continued. This accident disorganized the home team, and Renfrew had the best of the exchanges. Handford scored a touch, which Gates failed to convert. Final Score: Renfrew 16, Ashbury 6. Pacaud and Cave were conspicuous for some fine tackling. Tre- main, Clayton, and McCurdy made some good runs, in fact, the whole team played well. Gates, Devine, and Handford played the best for the visitors. Mr. Gerard refereed the game. J. S. B. P. i ' ASHBURY V OLD BOYS The s econd match with the Gld Boys was played on Wed. Get. 19th. The Gld Boys kicked off and after Ashbury had worked up the field Tremain kicked a dead-line. Soon after Burkett scored a touch which he converted. The Gld Boys again got near our line; but Ashbury held well and finally got possession. Play now be- came very even. However, Tremain was rouged just before half-time. Half-time Score: Gld Boys 7. Ashbury 1. Ashbury kicked off and soon obtained the ball. Tremain kicked behind the Gld Boys ' line and they failed to run it out. Holland made several long runs for our opponents and finally scored. Both teams were rouged before the end of the game. Final Score: Gld Boys, 13, Ashbury 3. C. Y. The Ashburian 7 ASHBURY V ST ALBANS Played on our own grounds Oct. 22nd. St Albans kicked off and were almost immediately rouged. McCurdy then scored our first touch, which was not converted. Play now became ery even and MacCullum scored for St. Albans, In the second quarter Tremain went over for a try, which he converted. MacLaren then scored and Tremain converted. Half-time Score: Ashbury 18; St. Albans 5. In the third quarter play was very even and the only score was a dead-line kick by Tremain. At the beginning of the fourth quarter Cav e was bucked over the line for a touch, which was not converted. St Albans played well, and MacCullum scored. In the last few minutes Tremain kicked an on-side kick of which deBury took possession behind the goal. St Albans had a much better team than last year, and afforded us a very good game. Final Score: Ashbury 29; St- Albans 10 FOOTBALL CHARACTERS M. Irvine. Centre half-back; second year on team; very keen and a good tackle; carries the ball well and is very fast; always did his best ; should be very good next year. P. McCurdy. Right half-back; third year on team; carries the ball well and a good line plunger; fair catch and a good tackle- H. deBury. Left half-back; first year on team; carries the ball well and quite fast. K. Henderson Snapper; second year on team; mastered the new art of snapping well ; a good tackle and always on the ball. H. Cave. Left middle; second year on team; a good line plunger; holds well and makes good holes; a good tackle. F. Holt. Right middle; first year on team; does not hold the line well ; occasionally makes good holes. 8 The Ashburian , — {__ Left inside; first year on team; holds his part of the line well; improved greath; during the season; should be a great help next year. Right inside; first year on team; held the line and tackled well ;rather light but always worked hard. Left outside; first year on team; got down well on kicks; rather unreliable in tackling. Right outside; second year on team; a hard worker but very light; tackles well; shewed great improvement. Flying wing; second year on team; rather too nervous to carry the ball well; a deadly tackle; fast but rather light. K. H. T. Captain; a splendid kick; fairly fast; very reliable tackle; enthusiastic; trained faith- fully, used his signals well ; proved a most excellent leader of the team. SOCCER LEAGUE The following four teams competed:- Tremain (capt.) Henderson (capt.) McCurdy I (capt.) Lyman (capt.) Irvine I Heney MacLaren Pacaud Stevenson Pemberton Clayton Fauquier I Dewar I Wall is Rhodes II Rhodes I Sangster I Barnet Bogert Holt Clarke Gill Caldwell II deBury Ritchie II Glassco Cann I Grant Angus Rowe Yuile Daniels Anderson Ritchie I Leverin Ross Dewar II FitzGerald Cousens FitzRandolf Carsley I Cox I Cox II Chipman Kent Hamilton Irvine II Robertson Summary of games played- Lyman beat McCurdy. One goal to nil. Tremain beat Henderson. One goal to nil. Final Game: Lyman beat Tremain. Two goals to nil. T. MacLaren. G. Heney. L. Clayton. E. Pacaud. G. Dewar. K. Tremain. The Ashburian 9 The Soccer League games had to be played in deep snow, and this prevented the teams displaying much combination which is the main point of the game. However, there was so much enthusiasm and vigour shown that the games were always interesting, and at times somewhat amusing. Falls in the snow were frequent, and the ball so persistently re- fused to roll forward that dribbling and passing were out of the question. Strong kicking and stamina played the chief part in all matches. If the games had been played under more favourable conditions Lyman ' s team would, we think, still have won as they were the best balanced side. Mr. Darnill refereed in all games. LYMAN V. McCURDY Played on Nov. 14th, and won by Lyman ' s team by one goal to nil. Lyman and Pacaud combined well with the result that Lyman scored the only goal of the match from a fine run and centre by Pacaud.- The latter repeatedly made good runs down the wing. Fauquier I and Grant defended well. McCurdy, Leverin, MacLaren, Bogert and Caldwell did good work fo the losers. TREMAIN V. HENDERSON Played Nov. 15th. This game was hotly contested; but in spite of extra time being played neither side scored. Henderson, Tre- main, Ritchie I, Barnet, and the two goalkeepers, Wallis and Carsley I, played well for their respective sides. TREMAIN V. HENDERSON Owing to the first game ending in a draw, these teams had to play off on the following day. A hard and well-fought game ended in a win for Tremain ' s team after extra time had been played. Both goals had narrow escapes, arid eventually Stevenson scored what proved to be the only goal of the game. An unfortunate accident to Dewar I took place when he and Wallis kicked the ball at the same time. Both teams worked exceedingly hard, and it would be invidious to single out any particular player for special mention. FINAL GAME LYMAN V. TREMAIN Played on Wed. Nov. 18th, and won by Lyman ' s team by two goals to nil. On Tremain ' s team Hennessy was substituted for Dewar L The game was contested on heavy ground due to melting snow. Tremain ' s team put up a good fight and had more than one 10 The Ashburian chance to score. Lyman repeatedly fed Pacaud, who made fine runs down his wing. At half-time no goal had been scored. In the second half Lyman ' s team had the better of the exchanges. Pacaud scored the first point after a prolonged scramble in front of goal. Tremain ' s team made desperate efforts to equalize, but did not succeed. Five minutes from time Lyman rushed up and scored before the goalkeeper could clear. Final Score: Lyman ' s Team, 2 goals: Tremain ' s Team, nil. For the winners, Pacaud, Lyman, Grant, and Fauquier I did the best; while Tremain, Sangster, Hennessy, Stevenson, and Irvine I did good work for the losers. INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL The last of the Intermediate matches against the Model Inter- mediates was played on Tuesday afternoon and resulted in a win for Ashbury by 16 - 5. Grant scored the first touch-down, which was the only score in the first half. Soon after halftime the Models equalised with another touch-down and for a time they had all the best of the game. Daniels however took advantage of a good opening and ran from halfway for a very good touch-down. Shortly before time, Robertson picking up a fumbled ball scored a touch- down which was well converted by Grant. Grant was not so conspicuous in this match, although his work was good and he rarely missed a tackle or a catch. He was well supported by Dan- iels who showed himself much better in attack than in defence. Leverin at centre scrimmage made some wonderful tackles and MacKenzie, one of the smallest players in the team, was often in the picture, The Intermediates have improved considerably as a team under the excellent coaching of Irvine I — it is a pleasing thing to see a senior giving up his time to help the Intermediates : it is in this way that football teams are made. The star player of the team was Grant and with a little more size and weight he should develop into a first-class player. Other players who should make their mark later were: — Daniels, Leverin and MacKenzie. The following boys played on the Intermediate team in their matches : — Ritchie I (capt) Ritchie II Grant Hamilton Daniels Fauquier II Montserrat MacKenzie Cann I Irvine II Leverin FitzRandolph Robertson + The Ashburian 11 ASHBURY II V. MODEL SCHOOL The second match in this series was played on Friday afternoon Oct. 21st and resulted in a win for the Models by 15-13. The match was even more exciting than the first one and as each team has won once, the final match should be a most interesting struggle. It was an ideal afternoon and the game was fast and furious from start to finish. The Models opened the score with a touch- down by their captain, which he failed to convert. Ashbury forced the ball back to the Model goal and scored a force d rouge. A fumble by Ashbury gave the Models possession near the Ashbury goal and they scored a second touch-down, giving them a substan- tial lead. With only 5 seconds to go for half time, Barnet scored a touch-down and at half time the Models were leading by 10-7. During the first half Taschereau hurt his ankle badly and had to retire, his place being taken by Gill. The Models forced the pace at the beginning of the second half and scored a touch-down soon after the start. The home team fought desperately hard and gradually wore down the opposition. After several gains of yards, Minnes scored a touch-down. It was nearly time and although Ashbury made frantic efforts to take the lead with another touch down, they had to be content with a rouge from a good kick by Barnet. Barnet starred for the second team, both his running and kick- ing being excellent. Our wings were very weak in this match, Pemberton being quite off color. Minnes was not as good as usual with his signals and did not use his right wing at all. The line was weak and did not hold the Model line, and the Models were constantly breaking through. Sangster played a good game and made some good runs. One of the features of the match was the cleanness of the game and the sporting spirit which all players showed. There were no penalties for dirty work or rough play and what was even more enjoyable, no talking and no arguing with the officials. The line-up was as follow: — Backs Sangster I, Barnet, Clarke, Smith Quarter Minnes (capt) Scrimmage Taschereau, Rhodes II, Ross. Insides Yuile, Fauquier I. Wings Pemberton, Rhodes I Spare Gill. ASHBURY II V. MODEL SCHOOL This was the last match of the season against The Models and was unfortunately marred by two accidents, Minnes breaking his 12 — H The Ashburian wrist at the beginning of the game and a Model boy his nose shortly afterwards. The Models won fairly easily by 30 points to 17. With Minnes playing, the score would have been more even. He played quarter on the team and was the only one who knew the signals. The home team played without signals practically the whole game. After Minnes ' departure Ashbury went to pieces and the Models scored five touch-downs in about ten minutes. Just before halftime Ashbury recovered and Barnet scored a touch- down. In the second half Ashbury played much better. They forced the pace from the beginning and Barnet opened the scoring with a drop goal. Shortly after, Barnet scored a touch-down which he converted. Barnet still worked hard and scored another drop goal. Then the Models scored a touch-down and the game ended with the Models in possession. The line-up was as follows: — Backs Fauquier I, Barnet, Sangster I, Clarke. Quarter Minnes (capt) Scrimmage Gill, Rhodes II, Angus Insides Ross, Yuile. Wings Rhodes I, Pemberton Spares Wallis, Grant. The following is the record of the matches played against the Models: — Oct. 4th Ashbury Intermediates v. Models Intermediates... Won 12- 5 Oct. 6th Ashbury II v. Models Won 16- 5 Oct. 11th Ashbury Intermediates v. Model Intermediates... Won 16- 0 Oct. 13th Ashbury Juniors V. Model Juniors Won 5- 19 Oct. 18th Ashbury Intermediates V. Model Intermediates. . . Won 16- 5 Oct. 21st Ashbury II V. Models Lost 13-15 Oct. 21st Ashbury Juniors V. Model Juniors Lost 1-28 Oct. 25th Ashbury Juniors V. Model Juniors Lost 0- 17 Oct. 27th Ashbury II v. Models Lost 3- 71 ASHBURY JUNIORS V. MODELS JUNIORS The second match in this series ended in another severe defeat for our Juniors. The Model Juniors started scoring early and at a rapid rate and were finally victorious by 28 points to 1. This game was played on the Junior field on Friday afternoon, Oct. 21st and was witnessed by a large number of spectators. The score at half time was 11-0. In the second half our Juniors scored their only point with a rouge from a good kick by Cann II. The Model team were a little heavier in the line but this was not sufficient excuse for such a big defeat. With the exception of Fauquier III and Dewar III, the tackling was bad. Dewar III, The Ashburian 13 tried hard to score, but he was not supported by the rest of the team, who were very weak in the line. The game was well handled by Tremain. The following was the line-up: — Backs Southam, Carswell, Sangster II, Dewar III. Quarter Cann II Scrimmage Slessor, Carsley II, Wilson Insides Porter, McBrien Wings Fauquier III, Chapleau. Spares Brewin, Burpee. ASHBURY JUNIORS V. MODEL JUNIORS THIRD GAME The Junior Team was again beaten by a stronger and heavier side. This time however they had much more of the play. Cars- well ran well, and Southam secured the ball several times by fol- lowing up some good kicks by Cann II. One or two of the smaller players in the line tackled well. Final Score: Model Juniors, 17 points. AsHBURY Juniors, 0. SIXTH FORM V. THE REST The ground was in good condition, and a very even game was witnessed. At first the Sixth pressed, but the defence of the Rest kept steady and repelled all attacks. The Rest gradually got the upper hand, and deBury put in a hot shot which Rhoades was lucky to stop. Soon after, Stevenson scored the only goal of the game. The Sixth made great efforts to equalise, Pacaud, Hender- son and Lyman putting in good work. The defence of the Rest, however, proved too strong, and the game ended with a win for the Rest by one goal to nil. For the Rest Tremain and MacLaren at back tackled and kicked well. The halves worked hard, while deBury and Stevenson did the best work for the forwards. For the Sixth Form Henderson, Pacaud, and Lyman played and passed well, but they lacked " finish " in front of goal. McCurdy and Heney were the best of the defence. The following were the teams: — Sixth Form: — Rhoades, Goal; McCurdy and Holt, backs; Heney, Clayton, and Bogert, halves: Pacaud and Pemberton, left-wing; Henderson; Centre; Lyman and Yuile, right-wing. 14 The Ashburian The Rest Rhodes, Goal: Tremain and MacLaren; Backs: Hennessy, Fauquier, and Grant; Halves: Stevenson and Irvine; Right-wing: Sangster, Centre; deBury and Clarke, Left- wing SENIOR TEAM V. MASTERS AND REST Played Nov. 15th. Neither side was at full strength, but the game was well- contested throughout. The boys team won by three goals to nil, and on the play quite deserved their victory. It is noteworthy that this was the first time that the senior team has defeated the masters and the rest at soccer. Only three masters played and this, combined with the fact that the seniors have much improved, had much to do with the final result. For the losers Messrs Wood, Wright, and Thorne played wxll, as also did deBury, Stevenson, and Barnet. Carsley in goal was unreliable. The winners had an evenly balanced side, and played good foot- ball. The halves and backs tackled and kicked well, while the forwards displayed good combination. MacLaren, Heney, and Grant among the backs, and Henderson, Pacaud and Lyman, were the pick. Henderson scored two goals and Pacaud one. Mr. Darnill refereed the game. TEAMS SENIORS MASTERS AND REST Wallis Goal Carsley I Fauquier I Backs f Angus MacLaren Barnet Hennessy] fCox II Heney 1 Halves | Mr. Wood Grant J [ Clarke Sangster I Right-wing Stevenson Lyman j deBury Henderson Centre Mr. Wright Pemberton Left-wing f Mr. Thorne Pacaud Leverin JUNIOR SOCCER LEAGUE Four teams of seven players each managed to complete a full list of games in the Junior League in spite of snow, music lessons and visits to the dentist. The Ashburian 1 The best football was shown by the forward lines of teams B and C (MacKenzie ' s team and McBrien ' s team), but A team was undoubtedly the strongest of the four chiefly owing to the defen- sive play of Fauquier II and Cann II. Of those who showed some idea of how to control the ball, the best were, Southam, McBrien, Gilmour II, Fauquier III, and Sangster II. Of the goalkeepers Coleman was much the best. Very few boys seemed to learn how to charge. Handling the ball was naturally somewhat general, but pushing an opponent with hand or elbow had to be frequently penalised. Altogether great keenness was shown and all games were vigorously contested under very difficult weather conditions. Below is a table of games played. GOALS GOALS PLAYED WON LOST DRAWN FOR AGAINST POINTS A team (capt. Fauquier) 6 4 0 2 10 3 10 B team (capt. McKenzie) 6 2 2 2 5 5 6 C team (capt. Southam) 6 1 3 2 5 9 4 D team (capt. McBrien) 6 1 3 2 2 5 4 W.R.P.T. NOTES AND ANECDOTES We trust all Ashburians enjoyed the Xmas holidays. Almost all of us were in need of a good rest from the daily round and com- mon task, and have, we hope, made the most of our opportunities to recover from the effects of a hard term ' s work. However, the holidays are now behind us, and here we are back again to continue that training which civilization demands from everyone who wishes to make a success in life. A long pull, a strong pull, and a pull all together will surely land us safely at the Easter Recess. Heave ho! Last term an English Rugby game was played between teams from Ottawa and Montreal on our school ground. Several of the boys saw this style of play for the first time, and were much amused at the way the scrimmages were formed. However, they gen- erously, if humorously, cheered on both teams and much enjoyed seeing the game. Mr. Eraser, who captained the Ottawa team, is a well-known figure on our ground in the cricket season. He has played Rugby for thirty seasons. A fine record. 16 The Ashburian —i The Thanksgiving holiday, which extended from Nov. 4th to 7th, proved a welcome break in our school work. The Xmas term is always a long one, and a short rest of this kind is always wel- come. New boarders, especially, yearn for a glimpse of home and parents, and doubtless the latter are regaled with all sorts of wonder- ful stories of school life. The Soccer captain, who had played himself to a standstill, and yet found enough breath to urge on his team to make " one more terrible effort, " and " to stick to their man till they fell to pieces, " showed that tenacity of purpose which goes a long way to win games. During a soccer game our one and only Tommy had the mis- fortune to fall on the ball just as it was being kicked by an op- ponent. For a few seconds Tommy took but little interest in the game. Extract from a boy ' s diary, Nov. 20th: " Of course the bally snow disappeared as soon as we had spent two days in shovelling off the rink, and had finished the Soccer League. " On Saturday, Nov. 19th, the Headmaster and Mrs. WooUcombe kindly entertained the junior boarders to tea. Games were played and the youngsters enjoyed themselves immensely. P. McCurdy has been elected captain of the Senior Hockey Team, and J. Pemberton has accepted the position of Secretary. The Senior Rink received its first flooding on Wed. Nov. 23rd. John Philpot, second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Philpot, has won first place in the Open Scholarship Exam, at Westminster School. This is a high honour, and carries with it the right to attend any ceremony held in Westminster Abbey. (With apol- ogies for late insertion). Our Politics: Conservative in school rules; Liberal in detention, and Progressive in studies. The first Senior Hockey practice was held on Dec. 8th. The ice was in good shape. The Ashburian 17 A boy becomes what his leisure hours make him. During these times he shews his real self and his purposes. This season the Senior Rink has been made somewhat larger, and has been fitted with electric lights. The latter will give much more time for actual play, and boys who are not on the teams will be able to enjoy greater facilities for skating and hockey. We extend our sympathy to Miss Edwards who was away a good part of last term through sickness. We were pleased to see Guy (Count) Simonds during the Xmas holidays. We understand that he is doing very well at R. M. C. He spoke enthusiastically of his new life, and gave us cheerful news of other Old Ashburians who are now at the same institution. The Headmaster and the Staff wish to acknowledge the many Christmas Greetings and Cards which they received from present and old boys during the festive season. Will those who failed to to receive any personal acknowledgment please accept this note of appreciation for their kindly thoughtfulness at Christmas ? Individual play in hockey is as dead as the proverbial door- nail. Those who try to resurrect it are only doing harm to the game. The Ottawa team owes much of its success to the unselfishness and superior passing tactics of its players. To watch Nighbor, time after time, give the puck to one of his un-marked team-mates is an object lesson in itself. The Sixth Form and members of the Senior Team, from time to time, will have an opportunity of seeing some first-class hockey. This privilege is given as a means of instruction as well as pleasure, and the team should try to model their style of play on that of the best players in the country. Good passing, both in hockey and soccer, means giving the puck or ball to someone on one ' s own side who is in a more ad- vantageous position to make progress or score a goal. 18 7 he Ashburian Laws are passed to prevent vice, and there will, no doubt, soon be clamours for laws to prevent ad-vice. We had a nice letter from Brian Burstall just before Xmas. " Buster " was going to spend his holidays in Switzerland. No doubt he will be able to teach the natives how to play hockey. He states he has been trying to grow a mustache, but regrets that it does not shew in his most recent photograph. " Plato " Henderson is now an Undergrad at Oxford University. Can anyone give us any recent news of his brother " Brandy? " We are wondering if he still keeps rabbits in his bedroom. The lock on VB classroom does not seem to be a success from a master ' s point of view, but is regarded with extreme satisfaction by the members of that form. Willie, please oblige with a new idea. What is this one hears about a Bolshie Hockey League ? Shades of ' Lenin ' Lane, the Founder of the team. H= To join this League one must have a murderous disposition, and be able to break a stick or a head with one blow. He We must not omit to thank Mrs. Barnet, of Renfrew, Ont., for her kindness in entertaining the Senior Football Team when on a visit to that town. The boys state that the lunch provided by Mrs. Barnet was much superior to the football displayed by our team. Master of Science to Class: " If this experiement goes wrong, we shall all be blown sky-high. Come closer, boys, so that you will be able to follow me much better. " A. W. D. SOCIAL AND PERSONAL ( With apologies to the Ottawa Evening Journal) Mr. A. D..t..n. was at home yesterday in the Duty Room and presided at a delightfully arranged linen " shower " and present- ation of copy-books. The decorations were effectively carried out in red, white, and green sweaters and caps. After the pre- sentation of several useful articles of household linen had been The Ashburian 19 made, the names of all those present were taken. A pleasant time " was had " , and the happy recipients took away with them many tokens of the personal este em of their host. A boot " shower " will probably be held by the kindess of Mr. A. W. D. in the near future at the same rendezvous. Mr. J. Bo...rt, the eminent archaeologist, has returned from Can- aan bringing with him some excellent specimens of Gibeonite leather. This curious footwear will be familiar to students of Ancient History. He also exhibits daily some dazzling examples of barbaric half-hose. Master D. G..s..o, the well-known hunter and sportsman, is spending some time in IVC classroom as the guest of Mr. H. F. W. He has just returned from a prolonged holiday in the charming leaf-preserves of Mr. A. W. D., where some large bags of full- grown Autumns have fallen to his basket. A meeting of all those interested in the Shorter Latin Homework Movement has been called for Saturday night in VB classroom. Messrs San..r and R..e will address the meeting, and Mr. H. de B — will read a paper on " Paralysis of the spinal column induced by Principal Parts. " Mr. X. visited the Common Room yesterday at 3.45 p. m. Doubts were entertained by his friends for his safety; but we are glad to say that he has now returned alive and well, bringing with him several bundles of MSS., an unrivalled knowledge of Door Inscriptions, and a much enlarged vocabulary. Mr. A. B. C. B. gave a delightfully informal reception to his fraternity in the Second Form Classroom on the occasion of his cutting his second tooth. Yellow baby ' mums and comforters formed the chief decorations, and green plantain roots (from the cricket pitch) with autumn leaves (by the kindness of Mr. A. W. D.) gave a colourful effect to the display. Master Hughie Cann pou red the milk, Master Ian Dewar poured the water, and Master Mickey McD. spilt both. The Masters Coleman and Morgan were charmingly attired in suits of grey moleskin with black leather head-dress and touches of knee padding, while Mr. T. R. was looking his best in georgette pants, a daring olive-green sweater, and a corsage of cut blooms from the dining-room conservatory. 20 The Ashburian Mr. A. B. B. left school at 3 p. m. for the Junior Field where he will play for himself in a solo match with Master E. Farr. The game will be conducted under four sets of rules: — First Period. Canadian Rugby Rules. Second Period. American Rules. Third Period. Russian Pool Rules. Fourth Period. Mexican Catch-as-catch-can Style. He hopes to return at 5 p. m. to do a little Detention in the Assem- bly Room. N. B. A pleasant time sure is to be had. W. R. P. T. NO TROUBLE TOO G? EAT (Small boy approaches the Master of the Book Room at 12-15 p. m. and begs to remind him (sic) that the book room is to be open that afternoon). This striking example of simple faith and trustfulness in an over-sceptical age cannot be too highly praised. Other instances of the same noble spirit of trust in the kindness and forbearance of one ' s fellow men have been brought to the notice of the Master-on-Duty, who has collected the following letters from the Duty Room box. From Room No. 89, Lower Flat to the M. O. D. Dear Sir: — Would you be so kind on your next trip to the basement as to pause for a few minutes at my locker, and to see if my friend ' s Hillard and Botting has turned up yet ? Half an hour or so spent inserting translations of exercises 18, 19, 20, etc. for use later on would be most helpful, and I am sure he would be very grateful indeed. My friend and I would also like you to preserve in the Duty Room safe one or two baskets of peanuts to which we should like access to be provided for us during any of your spare periods. We must all help one another in this world, must we not, expec- ially during the rainy weather ? Yours gratefully in anticipation, B-d-e.., Young Helpers League. The Ashburian 21 —i — — From VI. Form Room. Friday Morning. 9 a. m. To Mr. T e Dear Sir: — I know you ' re terribly busy just now with marks and Junior team lists, etc., but I thought you would not mind helping me when you learned it was a case of losing several marks. I have mis- laid a pen nib, and thought that one of the junior boys of — say Form I — might be induced to part with some of his hard-earned orthographic appendages, if you would be so good as to collect them and hand them to me at chapel time. We all know that it is more blessed to give than to receive, and in order to illustrate the precept I make a practice of forcing loans from the smallest boys. You will naturally see that, being a member of the Sixth Form, I find that my time is more valuable than yours, and what a lesson it must be to any small boy to surrender his pen to me, who know so well how to make use of that which we are told, are we not, is " mightier than the sword " ! Yours with condescension, H K. To Be Delivered to the Housemaster, Dining Hall, At 8 A. M. Dear Sir: — Circumstances over which I have no control compel me to join you at the breakfast table some ten minutes after the electric gong has sounded. May I trespass on your good nature so far as to ask you to reserve for me six rashers of your excellent bacon ? May I also remind you that I take four lumps of sugar in my tea, and that I prefer to sit on the sunny side of the table! I will not trouble you to enter particulars of this transaction in the volume that you have so thoughtfully provided for these emergencies. I am, Yours truly, D. I. LATORY. THE ADVENTURE OF A SOLITARY PIANIST Sherlock Holmes leaned back in his chair, and placed the soles of his feet together. " As I have frequently pointed out " , he remarked, " it is the expected that happens. " 22 The Ashhurian + A motor car had pulled up outside our door and I caught the sound of voices apparently in altercation. It is a retired American colonel, " said Holmes in reply to my look of inquiry, and without even glancing at the window he went on. " He obviously lives at Britannia, smokes Meerschaum Cut Plug, i a Progressive in politics, and has come to consult me about the disappearance of — . At that moment there was a tap at the door and a tall youth was ushered in. He was dressed in the height of fashion. His superb chest was covered by an ample sweater of the finest wool adorned with a curious heraldic device unknown to me at that time. " Mr. Holmes, " he said, peering short-sightedly in front of him at my companion, who nodded and smiled genially. " And this no doubt, " he added, " is your friend Dr. Watson, before whom I may speak without reserve. Good. " " Pray, take a seat, " said Holmes pleasantly. " You must be tired, it is a long way from Aylmer, " he added, glancing at a flask which protruded slightly from our visitor ' s hip-pocket. The youth bowed in confusion and took the seat Holmes had indicated. " My name, " he said, is Tremayne, of Tremayne of Tremayne Hall in Tremayne, Nova Scotia. " - " By Tre-, Sang, and Hen, " he went on brightly, " you may know the Nova Scotia men " , as the old proverb says. " He paused suddenly, and as some dreadful memory surged back on his mind he drew his hand wearily across his brow. Holmes filled a tumbler with near-beer (vintage 1921). " Drink this, " he said kindly, and it will steady your nerves. " The glass rattled against the young man ' s teeth as he swallowed the draught, and I loosened my hypodermic in its sheath; but he controlled himself with a violent effort and went on. ■ " You will excuse my agitation, gentlemen, " he said, " when you have heard my story. " Holmes took a powerful lens from his pocket and examined the crest on the young man ' s sweater. " Take your time, Mr. Tremayne, Ashbury College Football Captain, " he said kindly. " Presently you will be able to tell us about the terror that has unnerved you, and why it is you can no longer attend chapel services on Sunday evenings. " Again our client started. " Either, Mr. Holmes, " he said, you are possessed of supernatural powers, or you know more than you should about my movements. If I thought that the Master- on-Duty — but no — it is impossible, " he gulped. + The Ashburian 23 Holmes filled his pipe deliberately from the old hockey boot in which he kept his tobacco, lit it, and half closed his eyes. " Let me have your story in your own words, " he said, and pray omit no detail, however trifling it may appear. " ' ' I believe, Mr. Holmes, " he said, " that you have been studying the new theories of Spiritualism. " " I have devoted some attention to the matter, " replied Holmes. " Well, to come to my story, Sir, " went on the youth, " I am not I think, an imaginative person, but I freely admit that I am ter- rified by something to which I cannot put a name. " " One evening, a few weeks ago, at about 8 o ' clock I was sitting in my room at school reading a speech by Mr. Mackenzie King. The door was closed. Suddenly I became aware of a sighing or droning noise, punctuated by falsetto shrieks or squeaks that seemed to come from some long distance away. It at once occurred to me that someone in the building had been taken very ill, perhaps through over-work or the strain of examinations. I immediately bethought me of Mr. A. Hennessy, a friend and fellow-worker. I rushed to the office downstairs. No, he was well and sleeping peacefully at the telephone, as is his custom about this time in the evening. I entered several other rooms. All was well within. I went back to my newspaper. Again that weird, soul-destroying moan. Every Saturday evening since then that same noise has been repeated and the thing is getting on my nerves. I have con- sulted the police, and Inspector Fraser of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is coming over to help us; but I felt that I must come to you and I implore you to assist me. " Holmes and myself leaned forward in our chairs, keenly interested. " Can you remember the date, " he asked, " on which you first heard the noise ? " It was on Saturday the thirteenth of last month, " was the reply. Holmes chuckled, and fired his revolver into the waste-paper basket two or three times, a sure sign that he was pleased with himself. Rising he took down a thick manuscript book and turned the the leaves quickly. It was the " Ashburian, " a record of the most famous of Canadian schools. Then Holmes lowered his voice almost to a whisper, and said, " Have you ever heard of the B. J. B. " ' Never, " we both replied. 24 The Ashhurian + " I thought so " he said, That is the fiendish cleverness of the gang. The letters stand for the BOLSHEVIKI JAZZ BAND, Their agents are everywhere, and no one but myself knows of their diabolical plans. Briefly they are an association of persons whose object is to abolish work in schools, and as a means to that end they have been quietly undermining the constitutions of masters and boys. They first endeavour to drive them mad by the noise you speak of, and if that fails they lure them on to the rink and murder them with hockey sticks. They invariably initiate and conclude their crimes on a Saturday night. " " Good heavens! " cried the unhappy youth, ' ' to-day is Saturday. " " Exactly, " said Holmes, " we have not a moment to lose, and with the information you have placed in our hands, we shall be able to lay by the heels, the arch-criminal and leader of the gang, at any rate. Watson, will you kindly call a taxi, and slip your revolver into your pocket. " We drove rapidly to Ashbury College. It was nearly midnight. No light were visible, but from a class-room in the basement came a low moaning sound indescribably dreary and filling the heart with an unspeakable and monstrous terror. Through the case- ment windows we peered and could dimly discern a white-robed figure seated at a piano playing a soft weird dirge. I burst into uncontrollable tears and Holmes in silent sympathy handed me his flask. Recovering myself with difficulty I huddled closer to the window and all three of us waited breathlessly. Suddenly from a passage within I heard footsteps approaching through the darkness. " The Housemaster, " hissed our client through his clenched teeth. " What are you doing, " we heard the master say. " Get back to your room at once and take four quarters. " Slowly the explanation dawned on us. A sleep-walker playing the piano in his sleep! In abashed silence we listened to our client ' s profuse apologies and with bowed heads we drove away. H " Watson, " said Holmes, when we were back in our rooms again, " since that fall with Moriarty, I am not the man I was. For me, however, there still remains the cocaine bottle. VOL ML NOV. 2Z IL3 CONTENTS PAGE Editorial 1 Closing Day and Sports 2 Prize Giving 4 Senior Cricket 5 Annual Cricket Dinner 6 Cricket Characters 7 Cricket Scores 8 Intermediate Cricket 12 Tennis 14 School Notes 14 Gymnastic Competitions 17 Literary Jottings 1 18 Educational Notes 18 Football 20 Valete et Sal vet e 21,22 Our Contemporaries 22 Curfew 23 Gated , 24 To a Certain Pudding 24 Cbe }|$bburian EDITORIAL STAFF Editors C. Yuile and F. G. Heney Business Manager and Treasurer J r. W. R. JJ? rne EDITORIAL ANOTHER school year has opened and already the holidays have faded away into the remote past. As usual the begin- ning of a school year brings with it various changes in the personnel of both Masters and Boys. Old faces are with us no more and new ones are seen in their places. We are all very sorry to lose Mr. Darnill, who for the last four years has been so closely associated with this magazine and who was also so energetic in promoting and developing the various activities of our school life. We all join in wishing him a speedy return to his normal health and every success in his future career. Mr. Denston, too, has left us to take up other work. We shall miss his kindly and always genial personality. We welcome as new additions to our staff Rev. H. Chester- Master, M.A., of Durham University, who has a long record of teaching in the old country; Mr. W. H. Brodie, B.A., of London University, who with Mr. Thorne has kindly consented to under- take the arduous task of editing this magazine, and Mr. Cassels, B.A., of Queens College, Cambridge. Mr. Cassels was Captain of his College Cricket XI, and his experience and skill will be a great help to the school next cricket season. Again we have to record successes in the various exams. Ash- bury obtained 2nd place in matriculation for McGill Arts, and all our candidates for R. M. C. are now cadets at that institution. We heartily congratulate all the boys who this Fall have entered the various centres of Higher Education. Again we have to announce a full school and much promising material among the newly entered inmates. There is ever} prospect of another successful year, in the class- rooms, the playing fields and most important of all — in the exhibition of that School spirit which is so essential to the true success of a school and which has been and, we believe, will continue to be a characteristic feature of i shbury. 2 The Ashburian CLOSING DAY AND SPORTS (From " The Citizen. ' ' June 15th, 1922). THE Annual Prize and Sports Day at Ashbury College at- tracted a large crowd of parents and friends of the pupils. The weather, though threatening, did not interfere with the programme as arranged, and there was keen competition in various Sports events. Sir Robert Borden, who took part in the presentation of the prizes, said that he would like to leave the boys with one message, and he gave it in French, afterwards translating. ' Tife is neither a pleasure nor a sorrow, but a great matter which has been com- mitted to our charge to bring to a conclusion with honour to our- selves. " He emphasized the fact, to the boys who were leaving the School, that they were only in the midst, if not at the beginning, of their education. He thought that the spirit and discipline at a School were more important than Scholarships. Boys must realize that they have a wealth that the older people have not, — the wealth of the time before them. They were members of a great country which in turn was a member of a great Empire. He hoped that the boys would feel that there was on each one of them a respon- sibility that they would fill by and by. He was delighted with the pluck and earnestness shown in their Sports that day, and con- cluded by saying: — " When you take on your responsibilities in life, I hope that our country will be proud of the way in which you perform your duties. " The Headmaster then read the report of the progress of the School during the year 1922. He was glad, he said, to be able to state that the School year that came to a close that day had been one of the most successful on record. In numbers, in schol- arship, in sport, and in morale, the reputation of Ashbury College had been abundantly maintained. He was ready to challenge any other school in the country and to ask that one hundred and ten of its best boys be picked out, and he was confident that the boys of Ashbury would be their equals, if not their superiors, from whatever point of view one might like to compare them. As to examination results, of the successful candidates who joined the Royal Military College last Fall, the second, third, and fifth places were filled by Ashbury boys. At the Matriculation for McGill Arts they had secured the first place among candidates from all over Canada, and the second place in the list of matric- ulants for the school of Applied Science. These results spoke for themselves. The Ashburian 3 Every place in the School had been filled that year, and nearly all vacancies for the coming year had been filled also. In the sports that year they had been unusually successful. In football they had done remarkably well, as also in hockey, having defeated for the first time for many years the first team of Bishop ' s College School at Lennoxville. But it was at cricket that the School had especially distinguished itself. Out of the twelve matches, in which most of their opponents had been adults and really good cricketers, they had lost only one game. The had never had a season in which the all-round improvement of the School team had been so noticeable. He could say with truth that Ashbury was becoming one of the chief Cricket centres of Canada. This was due to the untiring and unselfish work of that really great cricketer Mr. Darnill whose example had for so long a time been an inspiration to all those taking part in Ashbury games. It was a great thing for a School to have Masters who were really interested in the out-of-school life of the boys and in this respect Ashbury was singularly fortunate. Finally, he was sure that in the real things that made for ' ' School success, " i.e., the right spirit and atmosphere, they had maintained their high standard. Sir Robert presented the prizes for general proficiency. Lady Borden the first of the Sports prizes, Mrs. J. B. Fraser the rest of the Sports prizes, and Mrs J. B. McCurdy presented the special Sports trophies and medals. Among others present were: — The Rev. Channell Hepburn; Mr. and Mrs. Burstall; Mr. and Mrs. Carsley; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Daniels; Mr. and Mrs. Yuile; the Hon. F. B. McCurdy; Mrs. John Pugsley; Mr. and Mrs. Anrep; Mrs. R. S. Minnes; Mr. and Mrs. J. A.Wilson; Mr. and Mrs. Wilson M. Southam; Lady Kingsmill; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert I. Thomas; Mr. and Mrs. J. Jones Bell; the Rev. W. H. Prior; Mrs. Joseph Irvin; Mrs. Samuel Short; Miss Dorothy Short; the Rev. and Mrs. John Dixon; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Macphail; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lambart; Mrs. Donald MacDonald; Miss Eva Berry; the Misses Claribel and Winifred Smith; Mrs. Edward F. Fauquier; Dr. and Mrs. George S. MacCarthy; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Clarke; Mrs. Sutherland Gilmour; Mr. Barrett P. Dewar; Miss Annie Low; Mrs. John Evans, of Saskatoon; Mrs. E. L. Newcombe; Major and Mrs. Newcombe; Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Cowans; Colonel and Mrs. Jarvis; Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Burpee; Miss M. E. Cowans; Mrs. Nelson D. Porter; Mrs. Terry Maun- sell; Mr. Ernest A. Lesueur; Miss Lois Francis; Miss Constance Winter; Dr. and Mrs. E. E. Prince; Mrs. F. B. Reid; Mr. John Kennedy; Mrs. C. B. Dougherty; Mrs. Charles Camsell ; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gill; Miss Dorothy Small; the Rev. E. Frank Salmon. 4 — h The Ashhurian THE PRIZE DISTRIBUTION AMONG the prizes and cups presented for general proficiency and for sports were the Duke of Connaught ' s Cup, the Willis O ' Connor Cup, the Bristol Prize, the Governor General ' s Medal, and the Nelson Shield awarded to the boy showing the keenest sense of duty and school spirit. In addition to this, Messrs. W. M. and H. S. Southam have most kindly presented for annual competition a cup, which carries the same conditions as the Rhodes Scholarship, for the boy most proficient in work and games. GENERAL PROFICIENCY PRIZES. The following prizes were presented by Sir Robert Borden: — Form VI Form VB Form VA 1. Clayton; 1. Minnes; 1. McCarthy; 2. Pemberton. 2. Ross. 2. FitzRandolph; Irvine I. highest place in School Form IVC 1. Chipman; 2. V ilson I. 3. Gobeil; 4. Cann I. Form IVB 1. Biggar; 2. Ritchie II; 3. Cameron. Form III 1. Burpee; 2. Jarvis. ■Form II 1. Dewar II; 2. Gilmour II. Form I Cann III. The Governor-General ' s Medal, for work: — L. Clayton. The Southam Cup: — G. Heney. The Nelson Shield:— P. McCurdy. The Bristol Prize, for manliness, politeness and good manners : — K. Tremain. Shooting Prizes: — Scott Cup, K. Henderson (196 marks out of a possible 200); O ' Connor Cup, J. Pemberton; Cox Cup, J. E. Riordon; Woods Cup, A. M. Irvine. Gymnastic Prizes: — Governor-General ' s Cup, A. Sangster; Form VI medal, P. McCurdy; Form VA medal, B. Barnet; Form IVC. medal, G. Fauquier; Form IVB medal, A. Grant. Cricket Prizes: — Best batting average, K. Tremain; best bowling average, J. Woods; greatest number of wickets, T. Lyman; best all round-Intermediate Cricketer, E. FitzRandolph. Tennis Prizes: — Open Singles, K. Tremain. Open Doubles, K. Tremain and K. Henderson. Intermediate Doubles, Daniels and Hennessy. Junior Doubles, Fauquier III and Dewar II. The Ashburian 5 Sports Cups: — The Fleming Challenge Cup for the Senior Championship, to A. N. Irvine; the Stanley- Wright Challenge Cup for the Intermediate Championship, to J. E. Rowat; the Aylwin Challenge Cup for the Junior Championship, to J. S Irvin; the Beardmore Challenge Cup for the half mile, to H. C. B Cave. The winners of the various events decided on Sports Day were as follows: — 880 yards handicap, for Beardmore Cup. 1. Cave; 2. Holt; 3. Taschereau. Time: — 2 min. 26 5 sec. 440 yards Open. 1. Cave; 2. Barnet. Time: — 6OV5 sec. 220 yards handicap. 1. Cann I; 2. Irvine I.; 3. Holt. 100 yards Open. 1. Irvine I.; 2. Barnet; Time 11 sec. 120 yards hurdles. 1. Irvine I; 2. Tremain; Time: — 19 5 sec. Long Jump, Open. 1. Tremain; 2. Barnet. Distance 18ft. lin. High Jump, Open. 1. Tremain; 2. Irvine I. Height: 4ft llin. Obstacle Race, Open. 1. Grant. 2. Hennessy. 440 yards handicap. Intermediate. 1. Fauquier II. 2. Daniels Time 59 sec. 100 yards handicap. Intermediate. 1. Rowat, 2. Daniels. Time 11 5 sec. High Jump, Intermediate. 1. Rowat. 2. Daniels. Height 4ft. 4 in. 220 yards handicap, Junior. 1. Brodie II.; 2. Irvin II. 100 yards. Junior. 1. Irvine II. 2. Dewar II. Time 13Vo sec. High Jump, Junior. 1. Dewar II.; 2. Irvin II.; Height 4ft 2in. 100 vards handicap. (Forms II and I). 1. Dewar II. ; 2. Fauquier III.; time 13 5 sec. Obstacle Race, Junior. 1. Irvine II.; 2. Farr. Old Boys. 100 yards Race. 1. Taylor. 2. Valleau. HE Cricket Season of last term was without doubt the best So strong was the School eleven that the services of the Masters, as active players, were not required, except on one or two occasions; and the results of the inter-school matches and especially the victory of the Boys ' team, unaided, over the strong Rideau Hall eleven, a team that was practically representative of the Ottawa District, must have been peculiarly gratifying to Mr. Darnill, who has worked so hard for the school games and especially the school cricket. THE SPORTS RESULTS CRICKET 6 The Ashhurian To win nine out of ten games played was a feat of which the eleven may well be proud. These results, however, would not have been obtained, nor would the school cricket be in the flourishing condition evinced this term, had it not been for the patient, thorough, and careful coaching of Mr. Wood with the Intermediate boys. The Juniors have also been well looked after by Mr. Thorne, and the benefit and usefulness of this young " nursery " of cricketers, the ' Junior Net, " will be apparent during the next and succeeding years. BOWLING RECORD AT ASHBURY {Extract from ' ' The Citizen " of M ay 8th, 1922.) WHEN Mr. Darnill, bowling for Ashbury College against the Militia Cricket Club on the College ground on Saturday afternoon, took seven wickets for no runs, he performed a feat seldom accomplished in cricket. All his wickets were clean bowled, and there are no available records which show that this this performance has ever been excelled, or even equalled, in Canadian cricket. " CRICKET RESULTS Sat. May 6, Militia Dept Home Won Wed. May 10 , Mounted Police v. Boys . . .Home Lost Sat. May 13, Mr. McCauley ' s XI Home Won Wed. May 17, Militia Dept. Officers Home Won V. Boys XI Tues. May 23, Lower Canada College Montreal. . . .Won Wed. May 24, Bishop ' s College School Lennoxville. .Won Sat. May 27, R.M.C. " Old Ashburians " . .Home Won Wed. May 31, Mounted Police Home Won V. Masters ' XI Wed. June 7, Government House Rideau Gds...Won Sat. June 10, Parents Won ANNUAL CRICKET DINNER THE annual cricket match between " The Fathers " and the ' Boys " took place this year on Saturday, June 10th. In the evening the Boys were invited to attend the Cricket Dinner, which has been so kindly given to us each year by the Fathers. The Ashhurian 13 Daniels developed a style of his own and no attempt was made to alter it. He had a good eye and he was a hard hitter. He learnt how to keep wicket quite well and should be good next year in this position. Of the remaining six, Southam I was the most promising, both as a batsman and a fielder. Hamilton also promised well as a fielder and showed any amount of pluck in stopping the ball. Dewar I and Ritchie n only started cricket this term — the former learnt to bowl fairly well and the latter may become a useful bat with more coaching. McKenzie will be a bowler when he grows a little more and Rowat with his long reach should become a bat. The prize for the best all-round cricket in the team was awarded to FitzRandolph, who thoroughly deserved it. A word of thanks is due to Cameron and Biggar for scoring for the team: they both learnt how to keep bowling analysis and by the end of the season their mistakes were very few. SMITH b. JONES 0. Break, break, break, A foot from the leg — Oh Gee! I w ould that my tongue could utter The thoughts that arise in me! O well for the man at the stumps That he gathers the flying bail! O well for the deep-square-leg That he chortles ' ' We ' ve come to the tail! " And my stately walk goes on To my seat by the scoring board, But O! if I ' d watched it all the way How many I might have scored! Break, break, break. But I never broke my duck. And the pleasant feel of a clean-hit drive I never may know, worse luck! ¥ French Class. — Boy translates: ' Surrounded by cannibals, " " Circumscribe de cannibau. " Another says: " You put a Cinderella under the " c " to make it soft. " 14 The Ashburian TENNIS THE tennis this year was very good indeed. The game is the most truly international of all games and is through- out the world rapidly increasing in popularity. This fact was reflected on our courts, for more boys played tennis this year then ever before, and all the seven courts were usually fully occupied. As usual the Committee of boys under Mr. Wright superintended the making and the upkeep of the courts and they attended to their duties with commendable enthusiasm. The tournaments were very popular; there were thirty-three entries for the Open Singles. This event was won again by K. Tremain, and he is to be congratulated on successfully making his way through so large a field. He had no easy task, for he met Lyman, Ross, Holt, and Henderson in turn and in the finals came up against a very strong player in Pacaud. The match was very exciting, and many thought well of Pacaud ' s chances because of his ability to drive hard. The day was cold, and the first sett warmed up both players. Tremain, however, has a long reach and is very agile, and his constant pick-ups of all returns wore his op- ponent out, and eventually he Avon 6-4, 6-1, 6-0. The Senior Double was won by Tremain and Henderson, who . defeated Woods and Taschereau in the Finals 6-4. 6-2. 6-1. The Intermediate Doubles were won by Daniels and Hennessy, who just managed to beat Grant and MacKenzie. Dewar II and Fauquier III. won the Junior Doubles. The standard of play all round is better and we have some good players coming on. There is only one way to play a good game, — hit hard and practise strokes. H. E. R. SCHOOL NOTES WE are looking forward to our usual series of interesting Lectures on Saturday evenings which, we understand, is to commence in the near future. These Lectures on current events are much appreciated, both as providing us the privilege of meeting distinguished men, and also as a pleasant and pro- fitable way of passing the Saturday evenings. The Debating Society is also about to start its fortnightly sessions, as hitherto, on every other Sunday evening after Chapel. We hope a little more pains will be take by the various speakers -f- The Ashburian 15 4— in getting up the matter of the questions to be debated. Last year a number of boys showed promise of developing into really good speakers and we hope and expect our anticipations will be realized. Our Memorial Wing is still a vision of the future ; but a vigorous campaign is to be carried out this winter and it is hoped that the funds required will be forthcoming in time to enable us to start work in the Spring and to have the new building ready for next September. All parents, whether of past or present pupils, are asked to assist in this work and to provide a memorial for our Fallen Heroes which will very materially increase the efificiency of the school. As has already been stated in these columns, the Memorial Wing is to consist of a new Gymnasium, with lavatories, showers, etc., attached to it. We were glad to hear of the doughty deeds of Ashburians on the cricket field during the summer holidays. Tremain and Sangster for Windsor, N. S., and Heney and Barnet for Ottawa, all upheld the reputation of our ' ' far-flung " cricket team. ! We must also congratulate Mr. and Mrs. Wright and Mr. Wood on their continued triumphs at the tennis courts. Mrs. Wright successfully defended her title of Lady Champion of Ontario, and Messrs. Wood and Wright are again Doubles Champions of the Rideau Club and holders of the Bate Cup. -jf. We are glad to see amongst us this term two sons of Old Ash- burians, Messrs. Rowley and Currier. This is as it should be, and helps to build up a sound tradition. Other Old Boys please hurry up and follow this good example. We extend our fullest sympathy to Mr. Hewitt, whose house at Britannia was totally destroyed by fire a few weeks ago. Mr. Hewitt bears his misfortune with characteristic cheerfulness; but we fear that his loss has been a severe one, and not wholly covered by insurance. A Gymnastic Exhibition will be held this year. Strains of music, have been heard proceeding from the gymnasium. We have also glimpsed the flash of steel bars and Indian clubs. From all this 16 The Ashburian activity we expect that things (including clubs) will go with a swing when the great day comes. The boys of Form VI and VB were present at a performance of L ' Avare, by members of the Comedie Fran aise, at the Russell Theatre. The Ashbury representatives formed themselves under Mr. Wood into a " Corps de Claqueurs " and performed almost as well as the actors themselves. Many of us witnessed the film-play founded upon Anthony Hope ' s novel — " The Prisoner of Zenda. " Speaking editorially we dislike intensely the " sloppy sentimentality " of the ordin- ary American show; but good reproductions of British novels like " The Prisoner of Zenda " should go far to allay the growing dissatisfaction with the standard of modern entertainment. We hope to play our usual Masters ' Soccer Match this term. The Staff Eleven should be a good one, as no less than six or seven, out of a staff of eight, are active members of the team. The Mas- ters are also (vide another paragraph) to don armour and do do battle in Canadian Rugby style. Truly " Age cannot wither nor custom stale their infinite variety. " Messrs. Southam and Grant are bringing out an up-to-date little brochure entitled " Ow to Spell Krektly ' ' or " The Farr Betta Way of Spelin. " The Preface alone is unique and the introductory words display the tenour of the whole volume: — " Everythink nourdaze must be simpull if, " etc., etc. The compilation of the remarkable work has cost the authors much time and thought, and some of their best and sincerest efforts in a similar direction are to be seen daily in the classrooms in the large square boxes devoted to the collection of MSS. destined for the Crematorium. The Masters are making feverish preparations, we hear, for their forthcoming match with the Boys ' Team at Canadian Rugby. Wild horses would not drag from us the secret code of signals that they intend to use, though we may say that we have heard ghostly sounds such as nr ' and + y , etc.. etc., coming trom the gymnasium at dead of night. Mr. Wright, the Staff " quarter, has spent many a sleepless night — working out his intricate mathematical formulae for the game. The Ashhurian 17 — I i— In connection with the above we are allowed to state that the following entirely new ' ' roots " have been " dug up " and will be used by the Staff, during the game. Masters ' Yell: — To the tune of: — ' Where did you get that hat? " One-Two-Three-Four Quarters Gated-Gated-Gated R.E-P-O-R-T Rai-Ras-Ra-Rons-Rez Ront RAH-RAH-RAH. W.R. P.T. ¥ GYMNASTIC COMPETITIONS, APRIL 1922 VERY keen interest was taken this year in the annual com- petition for the medals given to the best gymnasts in each form. Several boys showed great promise of becoming really first class exponents on the parallel and horizontal bars, and the vaults and leaps over the vaulting horse were exceptionally well executed. As the competition extended over several days, quite a few boys were unable to finish owing to sickness; but where at all possible, opportunity was given to them to complete their work, where they had any possible chance of winning a prize. Sangster I, McCurdy I, Barnet, Tremain, Grant, Fauquier 1, Hennessy, McLaren and Clarke did especially good work and prove that the school turns out some really good gymnasts. A special turn on the horizontal bar was performed by Sangster I, and included Upstarts, Seat Circles, Angel Swing, hocks off and catch, back grind, and many other difficult movements, all carried out with neatness and precision. Special mention must be also made of Pearson McCurdy ' s work on the Parallel Bars. It was a splendid exhibition of strength and agility and if only he could have done as well on the High Bar, he would have won the Connaught Cup. The following are the marks gained by the winners in their Forms: Horse Par, Bars. Hor. Bar, Total Winner Gov. Gen. Cup 16 14 i 193 2 20 51 Sangster I. 49i McCurdy (form medal) VA 16 14 19 49 Barnet IVC. 14 13 43 Fauquier I. Dawes would have had a good chance but was away ill. IVA IVB. 17 16 16 49 M Grant. Hennessy a good second. 18 The Ashburian LITERARY JOTTINGS I. Shakespeare is said to be the poet who most nearly expresses all the varying moods, emotions and characteristics of the human race. The following quotations from Macbeth and other works, show that the immortal bard knew his " Ashbury: " R.t.h.e I. — " I dare do all that may become a man. " Pr.z.l. — ' ' Speak, if you can. What are you? " An..s. — " Ride you, this afternoon? " Old Boys — ' ' Why do you dress yourselves in borrowed clothes? " The Sk. .k. — " O! my offence is rank; it smells to heaven! " B . . r . . t and C . . d . .11 I — " What are these so wild in their attire ? " Gr. .h. .m. — " In sooth I know not why I am so sad. " VA. — " A wilderness of monkeys. " B. .11. — " My young remembrance cannot parallel a fellow to it. " C. .rsl..y I. — " Shake off this downy sleep. " Rh..s. — " Fie! what a spendthrift art thou of thy tongue! " Ah..n.- — " This was the most unkindest cut of all. " Gr. .t I. — " Pronounce it for me. Sir! " L. .mb. .t. — " O! that a man might know the end of this day ' s business ere it come. " Detention Class. — " It blesseth him that gives and him that takes. " Detention Book. — " When in the chronicle of wasted time I see description of the fairest wights. " F. G. H. K. H. T. A. M. I. EDUCATIONAL NOTES THIS is the Age of Advertisement, and ' ' How to brighten ' everything that is or must be naturally serious and even sometimes dull, has become the slogan of the hour. A few suggestions or practical hints as to how these modern methods may be applied to the daily round, the common tasks of boarding school life, may be helpful to our readers. ADVT. 1. V.A. classroom. Master wanted by Form of bril- liant comedians. One not too insistent on the paltry details of correct Latin Grammar required. A clown kept at back of room for amusement of teacher. Comic Constructions and Screaming Translation supplied daily. Side-splitting Sentences from Hil- arious Hillard and Newsy North! Caesar a la Charles Chaplin: and Virgilian Vaudeville! A laugh in every line! The Ashhurian 19 ADVT. 2. V.B. are " at home " on Saturday mornings to English Professor wishing relief from the ultra-serious and harassing work of drumming dreary datives into deaf dummies. In the drooping neglige of lounging dilettanti he may find that peace of mind so sadly needed by the overworked. Why go to the seaside? " Dewar ' s Drowsy Dope " and ' ' Barnet ' s Balmy Blitherings " will amply compensate for the absence of the invig- orating ozone of Atlantic City or Coney Island. ADVT. 3. IV. A. offer the consolation of a " Home from home " for several hours a day to tired bachelor masters. Everything " homey " and comfortable. No stiff and stately etiquette observed. A genial atmosphere prevails, together with an entire absence of these social amenities so tiresome in their observance elsewhere. Somnolent snores and dreamy dialogues beguile the senses and peaceful serenity like an opiate deadens all wearisome display of intellect. Try Hennessy ' s Three Star Morphia Chewing Gum; guaranteed to give refreshing sleep at any hour of the day. N. B. The inventor himself will at stated intervals accompany the strains of " Home Sweet Home " with nasal obligato. ADVT. 4. I V.B. can supply the more adventurous professor with all the delights of Winter Sports, in their prettily decorated Arctic Salon known as " Siberia. " Climate cold and bracing. Brains and Temperature alike at zero all the year round! The only place in the universe where the mad rush for progress is en- tirely arrested! Here the world stands still! Here the clocl is put back a hundred years! Here a new Greenland calls you! Why go to the North Pole ? ADVT. 5 Messrs Blottitt and Inkerman confidently recom- mend their new Everflow Fountain Pen. A constant flow of ink assured! Nothing can stop it! Guaranteed to afford endless amusement to boys and masters during dull and depressing periods. A Ilnd Form boy writes: — " Your delightful little instrument arrived quite safely. All my friends are charmed with it. It has been found equally useful as a Fire Extinguisher and for flooding the Junior Rink. " ADVT. 6. A new series of lectures on " Real Things in Nature " has been instituted by Mr. W. H. B e. Instead of the usual humdrum reading of passages relative to tadpoles and water- lilies written by well-intentioned but perhaps unimaginative maiden ladies, and suitable for discussion only at " high tea in Nonconformist families, " the lecturer has devised a bold scheme of presentment of living types of the wonderful creatures in our midst, e.g. : — 20 The Ashburian (a) ' ' Pretzel " will be shown to the Forms during the " Nature " period, by the kindness of his manager Mr. K. C. .s.ns, as a type of the marvellous and supem XurdX in the canine species. (h) VA. will reproduce as often as occasion may require, the remarkable and faithful imitations of the habits of the Lesser Simians, and should provide a further proof (if proof be needed) of the truth of the Darwinian theory. (c) Mr. E. N. Rh. .s will publish the results of his recent researches on the subject of " Roots, ' ' edible and vocal, " with some observations on ' ' Gums I have chewed. " (d) Mr. J. D.w.r will project on the screen some hitherto un- published photographs on the subject of " How to keep that School- girl Complexion. " (e) Mr. Wm. A. . .s, in full equestrian costume, will display his marvellous " Rocking Horse. " The intrepid rider will also illustrate his theory of " Metempsychosis in Mules. " N. B. The Skunk will not be introduced, since all the more enduring qualities of this engaging little animal have already made themselves apparent " ad nauseam " to those in Senior Study. W. R. P. T. FOOTBALL THE prospects for a good foot- ball team this season did not seem at all bright when we returned in September. The school, however, was very fortunate in ob- taining the services of Mr. Eddie Gerard as coach again this year. After the first few turn-outs things began to look a great deal better. Irvine, Heney, Pacaud, MacLaren and Tremain, of last year ' s team, are with us again. Heney and Pacaud will make two useful outside and Irvine will be very useful on the half division. Ken. Tremain was unanimously re-elected captain of the first team and as this is his third year as quarter, we hope he will play up to his last year ' s form. The Ashburian 21 We have been unable to arrange as many matches as we would have liked; but dates have been arranged with Bishop ' s College School and St. Albans. The Old Boys can always be relied upon to help us out with a few practice matches. Some of the new material is very promising. Stevenson, Maybury, Rhodes, Barnet, Yuile, Gill, Smith, Sangster and Wallis ought all to give a good account of them.selves. We are very sorry that Fauquier I is unable to play this year, as he would have been very valuable in the line. We look forward to a very successful season. N. B. — The accounts of matches played, and also the article referring to Intermediate and Junior Football, will appear in the next issue of The Ashburian. VALETE ' 22 J. S. B. Pemberton P. McCurdy. T. W Lyman G. Rhoades L. H. Clayton K. Henderson J. R. Bogert R. Minnes H. V. de Bury H. C. B. Cave T. D. Ross M. Taschereau Head Boy ' 22: 2nd Football ' 21: 1st. Lieut. ' 22: 2nd place McGill Matric. Nelson Shield, Football ' 19, ' 20, ' 21.: Hockey ' 21 (Capt) ' 22: Cricket ' 20, ' 21. ' 22: Capt. Cadet Corps ' 22. Hockey ' 21, ' 22: Cricket 1920, ' 21. ' 22: McGill Arts Matric. 2nd Football ' 21 : Toronto Matric. Gov. Gen. Medal: Football ' 21, Sect. Com. ' 22: Toronto Matric. Football ' 20. ' 21: Hockey ' 22, Cricket ' 21, ' 22; Second Lieut. ' 22: R. M. C. Matric. To business. Capt. 2nd Football ' 21: Cricket ' 22: R. M. C. Matric: Football ' 21: Sect. Com. ' 22, McGill Arts Matric: Football ' 20, ' 21. 2nd Football ' 21: McGill Arts Matric : 2nd Football ' 21. A. M. 1. 22 The Ashburian SALVETE 1922 BOARDERS DAY BOYS VB. W. Hose VA. A. W. McCormick IVA. J. P. Currier J. F. Minnes II. C. J. Eliot Form VB. Form IVC, A. J. Stevenson Ottawa M. P. Bogert Montreal G. A. Drummond Montreal T. G. Maybury Ottawa D. R. McMaster Montreal J. C. Merrett Montreal C. E. Pacaud Montreal W. G. Ross Montreal J. Y. Stanfield Truro, N.S. D. Ferguson, Montclair, N. J. Ottawa M. E. Grant B. R. MacBrien P. L. B. Smellie J. W. H. Rowley Form IVB, D. S. Gurd, Montreal F. J. Humphrey, Ridge- wood, N. J. Form IVA. F. C. Cowans Montreal J.K.Graham, Hull, Que. A. C. Macphail Ottawa Form HI. F. P. Hardy Brockville H.F. Stanfield Truro, N.S. J.C.Wi ' son, Lachute, P.Q. Form II C. D. Southam, Ottawa The Editors beg to acknowledge the receipt of the following mag- azines: The Felstedian, Felsted School, England. The Marlburian, Marlborough College, England. The Bishop ' s College School Magazine, Lennoxville, Que. The Albanian, St. Alban ' s School, Brockville, Ont. The Record, Trinity College School, Port Hope, Ont. Acta Ridleiana, Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ont. The Red and Black, University School, Victoria, B. C. The Wykehamist, Winchester College, England. The Meteor, Rugby School, England. The Cheltonian, Cheltenham College, England. The Blue and White, Collegiate School, Rothesay, N. B. The W indsorian, King ' s College School, Windsor, N. S. The Review, St. Andrew ' s College, Toronto. The Argus, Appleby School, Oakville, Ont. The College Times, Upper Canada College, Toronto. The Lake Lodge Record, Lake Lodge School, Grimsby, Ont. The Tonbridgian, Tonbridge, England. OUR CONTEMPORARIES The Ashburian 23 CURFEW The evening clock-hand slowly turns to nine. The Senior Prep, boys put away their books The Study Master straightens out his spine. And hangs the jangling keys upon the hooks. Now darkness wraps the Assembly Room and hark! The cringing Pretzel champs his carrion stew. Save when that skulking hound doth dare to bark At some safe distance from a cat ' s faint ' mew ' . From yonder hall the moping Sixth complain To masters clad in gowns of blackest silk, Of such as wandering near the Prefects ' jug Do ' pinch ' their nightly modicum of milk. And on the Lower Flat, with physic calmed. Where heaved the beds in many a struggling heap. Each in his little cot, as if embalmed, The youngest infants of the College sleep. The morning music of the electric bell Shall all too soon their downy sleep molest. Too soon shall dull detention ' s horrid spell With difficulty wake them from their rest. No more this night shall Pacaud ' s classic wail Arouse me to the frenzy of despair, Hushed even Rhodes ' ceaseless, ceaseless tale, At last, at last I to my couch repair. Heard in the Common Room: — Master: ' ' Go and look at the thermometer and tell me the tem- perature. " M . . . . n (after prol onged study of thermometer) : " Ten degrees Sir. " Master: ' ' What! Fahrenheit! " Morgan: " No, above, Sir. " Another boy (C. .n III) was sent, who returned with the start- ling information that it was ' " Bloodenheat " ' not " Fahrenheit. " Utter collapse of Master. History Class — W..ls..n I. — " Francis Bacon was prevented from being Chancellor of the Exchequer by his death, and after- wards he became Lord High Admiral of the Fleet. " The Ethereal Upper Air Fleet, we wonder; or, was it the Sub- marine Infernal Navy? Anyhow, " Bacon, thou art translated! " 24 The Ashburian TO A CERTAIN PUDDING O thou, whose brown and ample bulk delights The somewhat jaded appetites of boys And makes dyspeptic masters dream at nights Of marks and noise, We little heed, who hail with loud applause The liquid sauce that round about thee glides The havoc thou wilt subsequently cause In our insides. What though in school ' s post-prandial hour I feel I shall beneath thy spell begin to nod Drowsy ' mid books and blackboards ' vain appeal — A kneaded clod. And oft as I have yielded all too soon And scarce the semblance of attention kept There are who whisper that one afternoon A master slept. This gaudy jelly, and these lesser sweets These shed a radiance that is not their own These but enhance the fiercer light that beats About thy throne. Come then and coming, shed thine amber glow; What king comes to his own with such display ? Nor could e ' en Solomon in all his glory show The like array. Hail then! once more our saner senses smother (Thus Greeks of old with hemlock met their fate) ' Te morituri edimus ' ! so please another And larger plate! GATED ' Does my long penance last right up to Tea? ' ' Yes! to the very end! ' ' And is all leave stopped by this stern decree ? ' ' From noon to night my friend! ' But is there for the day a trysting-place To make report at three o ' clock or four? May not the Duty-Master hide his face ? ' ' You cannot miss that door! ' ' Shall I meet other sinners going about Sharing the same sad doom, And must we knock or call our presence out ? ' ' They will not keep you waiting in that room. ' ' Shall I have comfort, staying from home the week? ' ' Of labour you shall find the sum! ' ' Will there be copy-books for all who seek? ' ' Yea! books for all who come! ' W. R. P. T. The Ashhurian 25 Boy writing to Vancouver addresses his letter to Vancouver A. D. Another sad result of too much learning or historical re- search. ' " Latin Class VB. — " He found a slave, " etc. — " condidit servum. THE SYCOPHANT Telephone Rideau 566 All kinds of Floral Work Promptly Executed Chas. Craig, Florist WHOLESALE and RETAIL SUNNYSIDE GREENHOUSES RIDEAU TERRACE, OTTAWA, ONT. Ferns, Flowering Plants for Holiday Season, Bedding Plants of all kinds. Choice Cut Flowers- Asparagus. 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MIL J oA oL jz 5 isll I CONTENTS Editorial 1 The School Dance 3 Football 1922 • 4 First Team Games 4 First Team Characters 6 Second Team Games 8 Intermediate and Junior 10 Senior Soccer League 12 Junior Soccer League 13 Hockey, 1923 14 ' ' All is not Gold that Glitters " 16 School Notes 19 Sonnet 22 A Storm at Sea 22 Our Helpful Press 23 " We Were Eleven " 25 The Educationist 26 Correspondence 27 Our Contemporaries 28 Cbe }1$bburian EDITORIAL STAFF Advertisement Manager General Manager. ..... Editor Committee .Mr. W. R. P. Thorne fC. Yuile, A. M. Irvine, F. G. ! Heney, K. H. Tremain, E. Fitz- [ Randolph. .Mr. W. H. Hewitt .Mr. W. H. Brodie EDITOI IAL IT is the custom of Editors of school magazines to offer, by means of the editorial column, hum.ble apologies for any shortcomings their readers m.ay be pleased to discern, or for lateness of pro- duction, etc. etc. We offer no apologies whatsoever, and hasten to take this oppor- tunity of stating what may or m.ay not be a revolutionary opinion : It seem.s to us that a school magazine is not at all, as som.e appar- ently think, in the position of a theatrical perform.ance, a novel, a football match (professional), or any public spectacle. Our public is the School at large, all the members of the School, from the 1st Form up to the Vlth. The boys pay for the magazine; but this payment does not entitle them to the luxury of indiscri- minate or destructive criticism. This publication is their m.agazine; it deals with their school lives, their games, their interests and their progress. They are invited to send in to the best of their ability accounts of school matches, articles of general interest, school notes, etc., etc. But there m.ust be a referee. A game of football, or of hockey, cannot be a successful gam.e without a referee. In this case, then the Editors constitute the referee. To throw mud at the referee, to criticise his rulings is still considered bad form even at Professional Football matches, where the crowd has come to get its m.oney ' s worth, 2 The Ashhurian However, the readers of a school magazine are not even in the position of the crowd at a Football match. They have not come to look on at a perform.ance. They are the players in this drama. They read, and they are part of what they read. How much more, then — (as old Euclid used to say) — is it true that criticism comes but scurvily from those who, having sent in no contributions, having done nothing to assist in any way, m.urm.ur in the wilderness, like the fractious mob of Israelites and cry for what may be designated as the ' flesh-pots of Egypt ' — to wit, the humour (God save the mark!) of the illustrated, coloured, comic crudities, that tumble from between the folds of those voluminous masses of syncopated insipidity — the Saturday and Sunday newspapers. It is the drones, we fancy, that grumble at the quality of the honey that the bees collect. We do not say that our readers are often guilty of this type of destructive criticism.; but we do urge all the mem.bers of Ashbury to send in offers of help, contributions in the shape of articles, and suggestions. This is fair criticism., and we want all we can get of it. In future there will be a Correspondence Column in which all are invited to air their grievances, that is, to send in short notes to the Editor relating to ' social ' abuses and their rectification, helpful suggestions, and the like. The best and most sensible of those received will be printed on the last page, or pages, of the magazine together with the Editor ' s reply. Remember, too, that the Ashburian should be a magazine with a character of its own, not a copy of other magazines, not a substitute for those hideous, hyphenated horrors — the American comic journ- als; and that the Editors are trying to att ain their object not by ' Jiggs ' or ' Mutt and Jeff ' cartoons, not by jokes and jests of the ' mother-in-law ' variety, or the vaudeville type, but by seeking to provide a series of notes and articles more in keeping with the dignity, the aims, and the ambitions of a great Canadian school. To conclude — we are told that men think their noblest thoughts, and do their noblest deeds, at the twilight of the day. As we write this, early in February, it is just 5.30 p.m. + The Ashburian 3 •i— THE SCHOOL DANCE IF the proverb — " All ' s well that ends well " — be scholastically true, then the Michaelmas term of 1922 ought to be remembered by all present Ashburians as one of the m.ost successful on record. At any rate it was closed by one of the most successful functions or entertainments that one can remember. Even those who were too old, too serious, or too toothless, to take part in the festivities were enthusiastic in their praises of the aesthetic transfiguration of the various rooms, and those more practical but equally important items — the orchestra and the supper. From Saturday morning till Monday afternoon the boys, under the direction of the indefatigable prefects, worked hard and cheer- fully, and the result of their efforts was beyond praise. The Assembly room was plainly but artistically decorated, and " Where late the thunder of the master ' s vain appeal. The faltering answer of the unprepared " was heard, the atmosphere became ' ' charged with amatory numbers, " and on Monday night eight of the Muses fled abashed, and Terp- sichore reigned in their stead. The Ilird and VI th form class-rooms and the Library were turned into flowery bowers; cunning arbours were devised in the IVc class-room and in the passage, where couples replete with jazz might (and did) rest awhile. The orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Skuse, gave great satis- faction and a word of thanks is due to Barnet who was untiring in his manipulation of the " traps " throughout the evening. The Ash- bury School Orchestra also lent a hand, and provided many an inspiring interlude, thus giving the dancers practically a second orchestra. The supper table and service arrangements were excellent, and we have to thank Miss Morris and her Staff most heartily for the care and trouble taken. How Mr. Mc — y stood under the mistletoe for nearly a record time ■ — How Mr. W — d ' ' forsook the counsel of the old men " and did dance with much abandon — • How several entirely new and original steps were invented — • — ■ — • Are all these things the faint and fleeting memory of a dream or shall they be written in the Book of Ashbury? (No! Certainly not. Ed.) 4 The Ashhurian FOOTBALL, 1922 IF we judge the Football season of 1922 merely by the result of the First Team, gam.es, it will scarcely appear to have been very successful. Taking into consideration, however, the results obtained and the form shown by the various younger teams, we may say that the all-round keenness and vigour evident in the school as a whole, augurs well for the future of the Rugby game at Ashbury. The First Team were very fortunate in securing the services of Mr. Eddie Gerard once more, as coach. He always makes his teams work hard, and is him.self a splendid example to the boys in the mat- ter of training and " keeping fit. " The Seniors lost all but two of their m.atches, and it must be said that one of the reasons why we did not win more was because some of the Team did not train eeriourly enough. The Second Team played several games and were at their best in the return match with St. Albans. The Intermediates (1st and .2nd Teams) and the Junior Team played a series of games with the Model School teams, and won most of them. The form all round in these games was very prom- ising. FIRST TEAM MATCHES At Ashbury v. Old Boys— WON At Ashbury v. Old Boys— WON At Ashbury v. Model School (Old Boys)— LOST At Montreal v. B.C.S. (Lennoxville)— LOST— 21 pts. to 1 pt. At Renfrew v. Renfrew Collegiate — LOST — 10 pts. to 6 pts. At Ashbury (2nd Team) v. St. Albans (1st Team)— WON— 7 pts. to 6 pts. At Brockville (2nd Team) v. St. Albans (1st Team)— WON— 16 pts. to 15 pts. ASHBURY V. BISHOP S COLLEGE SCHOOL LENNOXVILLE. THIS gam.e ' was played in Montreal on Saturday, October 21st at 11 a.m. on the M.A.A.A. ground. Fast running and good kicking were practically im.po3sible owing to the state of the field which was very m.uddy and slippery. The Ashburian 5 Ashbury kicked off, and B.C.S. having failed to make their yards, the ball went to Ashbury. Barnet then m.ade a fine run of twenty yards, but B.C.S. were tackling well, and again secured the ball. They worked their way well up the field and McCrae went over the line for the first touch of the gam.e, the convert being missed. Shortly after this B.C.S. scored a rouge. First quarter. — B.C.S. 6 pts. Ashbury 0. Play was more even in the second quarter, and after four minutes ' play Ashbury scored a rouge. Then the ball went up and down the field, each side failing in turn to make their yards, but just before the end of the period, Duggan scored a touch-down for B.C.S., the convert being again missed. Half-time score — B.C.S. 11 pts, Ashbury 1. During the next period play continued to be even, but B.C.S. with their heavier line were continually breaking through and giving our backs no chance to get away. Only one point, how- ever, was scored in this period — a rouge for B.C.S. Third Quarter.— B.C.S. 12 pts. Ashbury 1 pt. In the last period B.C.S. worked the ball along in good style and, when within twenty yards of the Ashbury goal, Peters made a fine touch-down which he converted. Play ended with a dropped goal by the same player. Final score — B.C.S. 21 pts. Ashbury 1 pt. For Ashbury, Tremain, Irvine, Pacaud and Barnet played well, Trem.ain making some fine kicks and Pacaud getting well down on the kicks. Peters, McCrae and Duggan were prominent for B.C.S. F. J. Eason refereed the game and P. B. Wilson was the umpire. The line-up was as follows: — ASHBURY. B.C.S. Smith 1 [Duggan Sangster I Halves Peters (capt.) Barnet J [McCrae Tremain (capt.) Quarter Monk Irvine Flying Wing Moseley Rhodes Snap-back Hall Wallis Insides McLeod Maybury Dale Maclaren ] Middles Harcourt Stevenson [Roy Pacaud ] Heney Outsides Baker Chauvin McLachlin I Spares Smith I Yuile Hamilton 6 The Ashhurian ASHBURY V. RENFREW COLLEGIATE. ON Saturday Oct. 28th, the First Team journeyed to the " Crearn.ery " town to try conclusions with the Collegiate boys. The garn.e started at twelve o ' clock, and Ashbury losing the toss kicked off against the wind. The field was in a terrible condition owing to the snow-storms of a few days before, and good football was quite out of the question. Renfrew secured the ball and Aehbury failed to hold, so that it was but a matter of a few minutes before they made their first touch. This was not converted. In the second quarter Ashbury played m.uch better and just before half-tim.e Stevenson went across for our only touch. This Barnet converted, the ball just grazing the upright. The Ashbury Team had previously attempted a field goal, but the referee said that the ball was on the ground too long, and the play was called back. So the first half ended with Ashbury at the long end of a 6 pts. to 5 score. At the beginning of the third period Ashbury pressed hard and looked like scoring on several occasions. Trem.ain tried a num.ber of on-side kicks, but several of them were called back. Ashbury now had all the play, but did not succeed in increasing their score. In the last period Renfrew kept the ball near our goal for some time, but our line held well, and our opponents could not get through. Near the end of the gam.e Trem.ain called for a half-back run, but Renfrew intercepted a pass and thus won the gam.e with a touch (not converted). In a last effort to turn the tables, Tremain, inter- cepting a long pass, dribbled the ball nearly the length of the field, but one of the Renfrew side fell on it, and the chance was lost. The gam.e ended with Ashbury pressing hard. Final Score — Renfrew 10 pts. Ashbury 6 pts. Barnet, Trem.ain, Stevenson, Irvine and Heney were the best on the Ashbury side, but considering the adverse conditions the whole team put up a good perform.ance. The Ashbury players were entertained m.ost hospitably by Mrs. Barnet, and we must thank her again for being so good to the Ash- bury team.s whenever they go to Renfrew. The line-up was the same as that in the match with B.C.S. FOOTBALL CHARACTERS. A. M. Irvine Centre Halfback. Third year on the team.; carries the ball well and is very fast; a good tackier and always did his best; should m.ake a good half next year if he can learn to catch. The Ashlurian A. Barnet Left Halfback. First year on the team ; a good kick but a very poor catch; run= well with the ball but i inclined to top when he is going to be tackled; an uncertain tackier. H. Smith Right Plalfback. Fir t year on the team; a fair tackier, but too light to carry the ball well; a good catch and should be useful next year. A. Sangster Flying Wing. First year on the team; tried hard, but rather a disappointing player at tim.es; a fair catch. N. Rhodes Snapback. First year on the team.; got the ball out well but inclined to get a little excited at times ; followed the ball well and is a fair tackier. A.Stevenson Left Middle. First year on the team ; im.proved greatly during the season; got under the bucks well; a good line plunger; a hard worker. T. MacLaren Right Middle. First year on the team; m.ade som.e good holes and tackled well; should have used his weight m.ore to advantage. H. WaUis Right Inside. First year on the team; held the line well, but rather weak at tackling; a good kick and should m.ake a half next year. H. MacLachlin. Left Inside. First year on the team; tackled well and com.bined well with Stevenson in hold- ing their part of the line; should be good next year. G. Heney Right Outside. Second year on the team; got down well on the kicks and is a good tackier. Always tried hard. E. Pacaud Left Outside. Third year on the team; the best tackier of the twelve, he played his position well ; rather light, but m.ade up for this by hard work. C. Yuile Spare m.an. Played in the line and also as snap-back. Tackled too high to be effective. K. H. Trem.ain Quarter-back. Third year on the team, and second year as captain. Safe tackier, good ball-carrier and a very sure catch. Did the kicking for the team, and saved the situation on m,any occasions by quick thinking and by using his signals to the best advantage. Always attended strictly to training. Perhaps the best captain we have ever had, 8 The Ashburian + SECOND TEAM GAMES ASHBURY 2ND TEAM VERSUS ST. ALBANS 1ST TEAM A MATCH was played with St. Alban ' s at Ashbury on Saturday, October 28th, in the m.orning. The game was refereed by Mr. Woods, and a St. Albans ' boy acted as judge of play. Two twenty-rn.inute periods were played. St. Albans ' kicked off and Ashbury secured the ball. In the first half Deans made a touch for St. Albans ' , which was not converted. The play was fairly even during the rest of the period, though towards the end Ashbury scored a rouge. Score — Half Tim.e. St. Albans 5; Ashbury 1. At the beginning of the second half St. Albans made a rouge, and for fome time after this, the play was very even, until Gill, at the very end of the m.atch, made a fine run and went over for a touch. This touch, however, was not converted. Final Score: Ashbury 7; St. Albans 6. For Ashbury, Fauquier H and Gill carried the ball well, and played a good gam.e, while throughout the match Cousens tackled in good style. For St. Albans, Rolph played a very good game, managing his team and signals very well. Deans and Annis also played well. ASHBURY 2ND TEAM VERSUS ST. ALBANS 1ST TEAM A MATCH was played with St. Albans at Brockville on Wed- nesday, November 1st, in the morning. Four fifteen-minute periods were played. The game was refereed by M. D. Nicholson and the judge of play was H. Reynolds. Others also officiated informally. Ashbury kicked ofi and St. Albans secured the ball, showing their superior weight almost immediately by going through the line for large gains. Rolph opened the score by soon getting a touch for St. Albans which was not converted. Ashbury then made stren- uous efforts to hold their line, but, owing to fumbling and weak catching. Hiam, in the second period, scored another touch for St. Albans, which was not converted. After this Ashbury tried very hard to hold St. Albans, but failed to do so. Towards the end of the period Henault made another touch for St. Albans, which was not converted. Score Half Time: St. Albans 15; Ashbury 0. The Ashburian 9 After such a set-back in the first half Ashb ' jry woke up. Fau- quier II made a good run and Gill ended the third period by making a touch, which he converted himself. In the last period Gobeil went over for a touch, which was not converted. Almost at the end of the game Rowat made a touch after a desperate scrimmage on the line, scoring the five points needed to put Ashbury in the lead. There was a minute of play left in which no score was made, and a very exciting game ended with the — Final Score: Ashbury 16; St. Albans 15. For Ashbury, Gill and Fauquier II carried the ball well, while Ritchie managed his team well in the second half. Leverin was extremely useful on the defence. For St. Albans, Rolph and Renault played a good game. We m.ust not forget to thank Dr. Carron and the doctor at the Hospital, who very kindly looked after Ritchie I and Leverin, who were rather badly hurt towards the end of a very strenuous game. The 2nd Team deserve our heartiest congratulations on their magnificent recovery after what must have seemed a hopeless ' ' debacle. " To have won a gam,e in which the score was 15 pts. to 0 against them twenty minutes before full tim.e, is indeed a proof of their gameness and perseverance. The final ten minutes of this grim struggle was worth going a long way to see. May all future Second Teams copy their example! The Line up: ASHBURY ST. ALBANS Leverin Centre Redpath Cousens Flying Wing Henault Gill- R. Half Annis Gobeil C. Half Rolph Rowat L. Half ChilHs Ritchie I Quarter Laboutillier Camsell R. Outside Deans Fauquier II L. Outside Smith Angus R. Inside Sears Anderson L. Inside Holland Daniels R. Middle Hiam Cann I L. Middle Wylie Caldwell II Spares ' Ogilvie 10 The Ashburian INTERMEDIATE AND JUNIOR FOOTBALL THIS year we were able to arrange a series of matches with the Model School, all of which were played on the Ashbiiry ground. It was also found possible on two occasions to play a double- header. Three teams, Senior Intermediate, Junior Intermediate, and Junior, played three matches each against the Model School Senior, Intermediate, and Junior teams respectively. The opposing teams were as far as possible of equal average weight. The first series of games, i.e., those between our Senior Inter- mediate team and the Model School First Team, were very closely contested. Our Intermediates showed some good football, but they were a little disappointing in the final match. The hand-to-hand passing was quite good at times, the kicking was very fair, and the line generally " held " quite well, some of the lighter members of the team showing plucky tackling, but there was a tendency to fumble when catching the ball and Monsarrat, our Quarter, was never a very successful tackier. He worked his signals well, however, and generally gave good passes, but might have shown more enter- prise in kicking. McCormick was a great success in the line. He worked very hard and was quite fearless. Robertson was the best of the back division. Hamilton and Irvin II were good on the wings, and Ritchie II, the snap-back, did his work quite efficiently. Leverin, though not available for all of the matches, owing to his injury, was a tower of strength to the line and set a good example by his hard tackling. FitzRandolph was also useful in the line and converted several touches for us in good style. Grant I and Cam.sell were Intermediates for part of the season. They were both very useful players and carried the ball well. SENIOR INTERMEDIATE v. MODEL SCHOOL FIRST TEAM 1st Match— DRAWN— Ashbury 10 pts.— Model School 10 pts. 2nd Match— WON— Ashbury 12 pts— Model School 5 pts. 3rd Match— LOST— Ashbury 6 pts.— Model School 7 pts. IN the second series of games i.e., those between the Junior In- termediate Team and the Model School Intermediate Team, the form shown was hardly as good as that of the upper section. Perhaps this was due to the impossibility of playing the smaller Intermediates together as a team. In fact they naturally suffered + The Ashburian 11 from their position between the other two teams. However, they put up one good performance, winning the second game by a large margin after being behind at half-time. In the back division, Currier kicked well, and Pacaud II, Southam I and Cann II, all showed intelligence in their play, but their signals, probably owing to lack of practice, were not very well developed. Southam II did his work well as snap-back, and in the line Mc- Brien I, the best and pluckiest tackier in the team, and Carswell, were good. Dewar II on the wing was also quite useful. JUNIOR INTERMEDIATE v. MODEL SCHOOL INTERMEDIATE TEAM 1st Match— LOST— Ashbury 15 pts.— Model School 1 pt. 2nd Match— WON— Ashbury 21 pts.— Model School 1 pt. 3rd Match— LOST— Ashbury 6 pts.— Model School 11 pts. The Junior Team was quite promising and although generally outweighted were much too good for their opponents in the three games. Minnes, Slessor, Ferguson, Fauquier III, Gilmour II, and Wilson IV were the best, and MacPhail, though able to play in only one of the games, showed good form. We append a few remarks on the Team by one of themselves. MacPhail " Was chosen to play left wing and played very well in the first game, but he had an accident between the first and second games and was not able to play as he wished in the other two. " Ferguson " Snapped the ball out very well, which was very important. " Fauquier III " Played right wing, and would not let a fellow pass him.. " Minnes " Played back, and brought the score to a very high point every time. " Wilson IV " Played well, making some good runs, especially when he had the ball. " JUNIOR TEAM v. MODEL SCHOOL JUNIORS 1st Match— WON— Ashbury 53 pts.— Model School 3 pts. 2nd Match— WON— Ashbury 37 pts.— Model School 2 pts. 3rd Match— WON— Ashbury 16 pts. Model School 11 pts. 12 The Ashhurian RESULT OF COMPETITION (all matches) Senior Intermediate. .Won 1, Drawn 1, Lost 1 .. Points (total) 3 Junior Intermediate .. Won 1 Lost 2 .. Points (total) 2 Junior Team Won 3 Points (total) 6 TOTAL: ASHBURY, 11 pts; MODEL SCHOOL, 7 pts. The line-up of the three teams was as follows:- SENIOR INTERMEDIATE [ Roberston Halves ' Fauquier II I Grant I JUNIOR INTERMEDIATE f Currier " i Pacaud II (capt.) iSoutham I JUNIOR TEAM Quarter Monsarrat(capt.) Cann II Flying Wing. Snap-back . Insides Middles. . . Outsides. . . . Irvin II Dewar II .Ritchie II Southam II Cam.sell fCarswell McMaster Chiprnan McCormick Trenliolme ' 1 Leverin I Carsley II jHamilton Wilson I ■ FitzRandolph f McBrien I Spare Curd Porter Bowman Minnes Wilson IV Brodie I Slessor (capt.) Gilmour II Ferguson , Graham Stanfield II j Beardm.ore MacPhail - (Grant II Fauquier III Farr Prior SENIOR SOCCER LEAGUE AFTER the Rugby season was over, Soccer was started, and owing to the late arrival of the winter we were able to play for about three week ' :. The chief interest of the Soccer eeafon centred in the Soccer League, in which four teams took part. The teams were very evenly matched and the games were closely ccntefted. The first m.atch between Irvine ' s team and Pacaud ' s rert lted in a draw, neither team coring. Twenty minute over- tiire produced no " core, and the game was re clayed a few days later. Again there was no sccre.and b m.utual consent of the captain the n atch wa decided by the number o corn r , Irvine ' s team proving iciOrioL . It wa ' largely d e to good goal-keeping by Rhode and V clH ' lhat oal were not cored, a both team how d excellent ccrr.bir? tion and both goal-k- eper were kept bu y. Tremain ' s tean. beat -Kcney ' by one goal to nothing after a mo t worthy . ' tri ggle. The orl wa coree . b Fauquier I in the la.; t haK rr im te. The final m.atch wa ' pla- cel between Trcmain ' team and Irvine ' terrr cn ]V ' one ' a ' oven ber 20, and re ulted in a win for Tr main ' tean b one goal to nil. The winning goal wa cored by Dewar I The Ashburian 13 -1— early in the game from a corner. These matchevS brought out some latent talent amongst the boys, one of the surprises being Currier, who played left half on Tremain ' s team and was most useful in backing up attacks. The standard of Soccer was certainly higher than in previous years. Both Rhodes and Wallis as goal-keepers were above the average. Irvine II on Pacaud ' s team will be a dan- gerous forward next year. McCormick showed plenty of determina- tion and will be useful later on. Daniels at outside right was a much improved player and learnt to keep his place. Next year the school should have a really first-class team, and it is a great pity that they do not play any games against other teams. Below are given the teams: — TEAM A. TEAM B. TEAM C. TEAM D. Tremain (capt.) Irvine I (capt.) Pacaud I (capt.) Heney (capt.) Fauquier I MacLaren Sangster I Barnet Woods Wallis Rhodes Gill Grant I Fauquier II Irvin II Cann I Angus Hose FitzRandolph Yuile Dewar I Anderson FitzGerald Chipman Hamilton Robertson Caldwell II Gobeil Rowat Mayburry Wilson II McMaster Cousens Daniels Monsarrat Stanfield I McCurdy McLachHn II Ritchie I Rowe Ritchie II McCormick Camsell Porter Currier Pacaud II Cann II Southam II RESULT OF MATCHES Friday November 10, B v C (0 — 0) no result Monday November 13, B v C (replay) Won by B (2 corners 0) Tuesday November 14, A v D Won by A (1 goal — 0) Monday November 20, AvB Won by A (1 goal— 0) JUNIOR SOCCER LEAGUE yiFTER the Rugby Season a Soccer Football Competition was AA arranged for the Junior section of the School. There were four teams of eight players each, and the matches were played out on the English Cup-Tie system. The games were very closely contested, and extra time had to be played on two occasions, and a decision finally made by the number of corner kicks obtained. Some of the small boys showed excellent control of the ball, notably McBrien I, McBrien II, Southam I, Fauquier III, and Gil- mour II, and some of the combination was very good indeed. 14 The Ashburian The goal-keeping, if not expert, was valiant and enterprising. Brodie II was the best of the goal-keepers. Southam ' s team won the competition and was certainly the best all-round side, though the final game was only won by the narrow margin of one goal, McBrien ' s team, the " runners-up, " showed good combination, but were weak in front of goal. TEAMS A. TEAM Southam I (c.) Carsley II Gilmour II Prior Guthrie Biggar I Ferguson Southam III B. TEAM Dewar II (c.) Wilson I MacPhail Brodie II Cameron Wilson IV Hardy Purpee Spare — Trenholme Jarvis C. TEAM Sangster II (c.) Slessor Beardmore FarT Grant II Brodie I Graham Humphrey D. TEAM McBrien I (c.) McBrien II Fauquier III Morgan Cann III Bowman Cowans Rowlev RESULT OF MATCHES Final- A Team beat C Team (after extra time) D Team, beat B Team (after extra time) A Team beat D Team — 1 goal to 0. HOCKEY 1923 HOC KEY has always been, if not the ' ' premier " game, at least the most eagerly anticipated by the boys at Ashbury, as at most Canadian schools. Then Ottawa or the Ottawa Valley being practically the " home " of Ice Hockey, it is not to be won- dered at that Ashbury should take a special interest and pride in this great national game. The First Team this year ought to be above the average. Four old colours are left, and there are several other players from am.ongst whom the other positions should be easily filled. Heney, in the nets, should keep up the good form he has shown in the past two years. Sangster is a good forward and should be extremely useful if he will remember that there are two other forwards, and try not to concentrate on individual play. Stevenson should turn in a good sea. on ' s work on the defence, and Barnet would be more valuable to the side if he would use his body a little more. If Clarke could im.prove his shooting, he would also be a very useful forward. McCarthy and Woods are also two very promising and hard-working players. The Ashburian 15 The Intermediates ought to have quite a strong side this year, as several of last year ' s pla3 ers are available. FitzRandolph, though quite a sound goal keeper, can play a good game on the de- fence, and Grant, Monsarrat, Fauquier II, and Irvin II, should be strong players. Among the smaller boys Pacaud II and Southam I are promising players and there seems to be no lack of competition for the impor- tant position of goal-keeper. As in the Football season last term, three teams of Intermediates and Juniors will play matches against three corresponding Model School team.s. The " Under 14 Team " will also journey to Mont- real to play the annual match against Selwyn House School. It is important to spend as much time as possible on these younger boys, as it is they who will be the senior teams in two or three years. Last year Ashbury had the most successful Cricket season on record. Let us hope that this year ' s Hockey season will also beat records and that the important m.atter of training will receive more attention from the Senior boys this term. BRIEF RESULTS OF MATCHES PLAYED UP TO DATE Jan. 22nd 1st Team v. Ottawa Collegiate Institute — a tie — 1-1. Jan. 29th 1st Team v. R.C.M.P. Headquarters— WON— 3-2. Feb. 9th 1st Team v. Renfrew Collegiate— WON— 2-1. Feb. 10th 1st Team v. Arnprior— LOST— 2-3. Feb. 14th 1st Team. v. St. Albans School (at Brockville) —WON— 15-0. The Senior Intermediate Team has played one match of the series against the Model School 1st Team and WON 3-2, and the Junior Intermediate Team T OST their first match against the Model School 2nd. Team — 1 2. Our dear old friend Al r G 1 again. (1) " I have an artist friend who has a ' jake ' stadium in Paris. " (2) " The orange-outing I saw at the Zoo was nearly as large as a rynosseros. " (3) " I can do the Ox Of on the horrid sontle bar now. " We give our readers three guesses only at the meaning of " stad- ium, " and " orange-outing. " 16 The Ashburian " ALL IS NOT GOLD THAT GLITTERS " OR " THE BITER BIT ' From the ' ' Times " Agony Column: — ' The American Tourist who stole the brass stopper from Shakespeare ' s font in Stratford- on-Avon Parish Church a few days ago, is informed by the Vicar that the souvenir of which he has illegally possessed himself is quite modern, and therefore valueless. " Following the Vicar ' s example, owners of lost property at Ash- bury have written to us in a similar strain as follows: — The Second Floor-Monitor of Form IVc feels it his duty to inform the gentleman who m.ay have inadvertently borrowed his writ- ten Latin exercise, that this exercise is not quite the successful document that it is evidently imagined to be. He (the author) cannot guarantee the verb-endings, and the adjectives are also a trifle " eccentric, " being slightly out of alignment with the some- what " astigmatic " nouns. Nor has the receptioa- accorded by his Master to these daily MSS. beem so unreservedly enthusiastic as to warrant a continuance of the author ' s present style. While standing in the Kale-Queue on Saturday, Dec. 8th, Mr. FitzR ph mysteriously lost his fountain pen. Mr. Fitz. wishes it to be widely known that he can in no way hold himself responsible for any damages the temporary possessor may sustain in the shape of Impositions, Quarters, etc., by relying on the afore- said pen. It always had been somewhat of a syringe. He would, merely as a word of caution, reiterate the well-known saying — " Still waters run deep " — (into the pocket). Mr. T., whose bowler hat has disappeared from the hat-rack, is much concerned lest the person who appropriated it should mistake for beaver-skin the material of dyed rat-hide of which it is composed. Mr. T. would add that the head-gear in question has always been a menace to his wardrobe, owing to the high es- teem in which it has been held by moths. Mr. Tr Ime, while lamenting the abstraction of his Arith- metic Book, warns the unwitting usurper that he (Mr. T.) has hitherto derived but little profit from a study of its uninteresting The Ashburian 17 pages. He had, moreover, he states, started a scheme of illustration of the more suggestive passages in this somewhat dull and mono- tonous volume, but even this has brought him no immediate ad- vantage. His Form.-Master is evidently no lover of true High- Art as displayed in the embellishment of book-covers. He can foresee, then, nothing but trouble for the new owner, whoever he m.ay be, from, the first moment he opens this disappointing book. Mr. Edgar Rh s considers him.self obliged to open the eyes of the ' mutt " who took his rubbers by mistake, to the real con- dition of these worn-out and practically obsolete appendages. Having long been of the opinion that the ventilation of the said foot-wear was becoming excessive, he was, as a matter of fact, about to present them, to the Canadien Hockey Team at the next match at Dey ' s Arena in the usual manner, i.e., after the fashion of the ' ' Baleares " or ' ' slingers " of whom., as every Vb boy knows, he has read in Caesar B. G. IV. It is just possible, however, that the present possessor may be under the mistaken impression that these articles are relics of a bygone age. If so, the owner hastens to assure him that a close inspection will reveal, not the ancient hieroglyphics of a. Pharaoh or a Tutankhamen, but merely the arms in modern bas-relief of Sir John Eaton of Toronto. Mr. J. W. R. . . .e, a well-known social " lion, " begs to inform the collector of dance programmes who inadvertently relieved him. of his card at the recent Christmas dance, that the names written in the programme are purely fictitious and will bring the possessor no benefits whatsoever in the shape of introductions or assignations at future balls, ' ' hops, " or parties. A vanity case containing large powder-puff has been taken by m.if take from, the boudoir of Messrs. D. and L., the 2 Jacks. These Make-up Artists feel bound to rem.ind the abductor that they can be in no way responsible for the deleterious effects of the hair- dyes, lip-salves, eye-openers etc., found therein. Themselves they have for a long time past been entirely dis- illueioned as to the efficacy of these aids to beauty. Indeed so far from, adding to their own attractive appearance, (nothing can do this) these cosmetics merely detract from their unique perfection. For tho- e, then, less fortunately situated than themselves as re- gard " good look ' , no powder-puff can avail, nor is there any remedy beyond a careful study of the daily mirror, or prompt recourse to surgical aid. 18 The Ashburian Mr. D. E. C. W. feels it incumbent upon himself to state that the article for which he has long advertised, i.e., a " Never-Sharp " pencil (by a curious printer ' s error described as an " Ever-Sharp " ) cannot possibly be of any use to the finder: — because — ' (1) It will not open the lock of the rink lights. (2) It emits no musical noise, and therefore cannot be used satisfactorily in class. (3) It is composed of a metal which, unlike the school pens, is repulsive to the taste, and because finally- (4) It will not write. Mr. K. C. . . .ns, while bemoaning the loss of his prize retriever. Pretzel, would like to inform the bandit who took him, that he cannot recommend the animal as a drawing-room companion, s ince he has an unfortunate propensity for adopting what might be termed the " homeless " orphans of the insect world. He is a per- fect " rotunda " for the " pulex irritans, " nor as yet have the strong- est carbolic preparations eradicated this tendency, nor have fre- quent applications of shoe-leather caused him to abandon his habit of following too closely on every possible occasion Sir Robert Walpole ' s well-known policy. Mr. Charles Y. . le warns the poor fish who unknowingly appro- priated his skis yesterday, that: — (1) The Tea-house is no longer open. (2) Ski-ing is not what it used to be; a m.ore guttural pronun- ciation having superseded the soft Norwegian accent in the very name itself, and the character of the pursuit having thereby sadly changed. No longer can one sport with Amaryllis in the snow; the Rocklifi e slopes are no more the haunts of those shy nymphs who erst (This correspondence must now cease. — Ed.) The Ashburian 19 SCHOOL NOTES DURING the Michaelmas term the city telephone exchanges were thrown open to the public for a week. A number of the boys visited the Rideau Exchange and got an insight into the workings of our telephones and also into the difificulties that so often beset the ' ' Hello Girls. " Col. Woods, our genial President, paid us a visit a few weeks before Christmas. He gave us a very practical and helpful talk and then asked the Headmaster for a half-holiday, which was glad- ly given. May he visit us often! We had the pleasure of hearing the Bishop of Ottawa preach, in the Chapel on a recent Sunday evening. We all enjoy his visits, and his sermons, while suited in length to a young congregation, are always interesting, One of our Old Boys, Mr. Leo. Palm.er, has presented a very handsome rifle to be com.peted for each year by the members of our Indoor Rifle Shooting Club. The boy who wins the highest average for two successive seasons will be presented with the rifle. We very much appreciate Mr. Palmer ' s practical interest in his old School, and we hope that his action may stimulate other Old Boys to ' ' go and do likewise. " Shortly before Christmas the boys were asked by the Head- master to contribute to the Red tross " Christmas Cheer Fund " for the families of Returned Soldiers who have settled in the more remote parts of Ontario. There was a very generous response, and the total of $136 was subscribed by the various forms of the School. H The following Saturday evening Lectures were given during the term : — Oct. 21st ...Mr. F. Lambart (an Old Boy). Nov. 2nd Mr. Lawrence Burpee. Nov. 18th Mr. J. A. Wilson, the Secretary of the Air Board. Dec. 2nd Mr. Freeland. We very much appreciate the kindness of these gentlemen who come to us from time to time on Saturday evenings. Their Lectures are full of interest and are illustrated by excellent slides or films. 20 The Ashburian The campaign for the New Memorial Wing is in full swing; but the results so far are not very encouraging. Letters with donation forms have been sent to a very large number of parents and Old Boys; but comparatively few of them so far have replied. As we wish if possible to start work on the new building early this coming spring, we would appeal to all those interested in Ash- bury to " do their bit " at as early a date as possible. What we may describe as Radio-activity is now to be observed on the Upper flat. No practical results have been obtained so far, but two enterprising scientists have at any rate projected two large pieces of copper wire from their rooms to neighbouring trees, w hich wires are apparently connected to something in their (the pro- jectors ' ) rooms. There are also several other silent (as yet) and mysterious boxes, owned by other physicists only awaiting aerial attachment, presumably, before bursting into song or broad-casted jazz. (Ed. note. Just before going to press we are able to state that complete success has crowned the efforts of the two gentle- men mentioned above. We ourselves have " listened in " and are credibly informed that what we first mistook for " cats " was a concert broad-casted from somewhere in the U.S.A.). H= After some preliminary rumblings, heard at various times in previous terms, an Ashbury Orchestra has come into being as an active institution in our School life. Already we have had two School Concerts at which the enthusiasm displayed by the audience has been only equalled by the " vim " and " snap " exhibited by the performers themselves. This term their fame has spread beyond the confines of the School and on two occasions they have performed in public by special request. At St. Bartholomew ' s Parish Hall two performances of " Eliza Comes to Stay " were given in aid of the " Red Cross " Fund, and the Ashbury Orchestra provided the music between the Acts, etc., and made quite a popular " hit. " The Ashburian 21 ■i " f— The " Personnel " of the Orchestra is as follows: — Violin: Mr. D. E. C. Wood, Leader op the Orchestra Saxophone: A. M. Irvine Mandolin and Banjo: H. Wallis The Traps: A. Barnet The Piano: C. Yuile Conductor: K. H. Tremain We hope that this ' ' Musical Renaissance " will not be allowed to languish, and that later on " Jazz " will give place to other forms of popular music, and we are very grateful to Mr. Wood and the band of musicians for their efforts to entertain us on Saturday evenings. H The Masters v. Boys Soccer match took place this year on Nov. 21st. The Boys ' Team was chosen, as usual, from the Rugger 1st Team and a very good game resulted. This year, however, the Masters were too good for the somewhat younger side put up against them! As one young spectator remarked, " the sides were not fairly matched, the Masters being so much older than the boys! " The score was 4 — 1 in favour of the " so much older side. " We hear that the Masters have apologized for their age, and have promised not to be so old again. The influenza or " bad cold " epidemic has again reared its ugly head, but this year it is or seems to be of a very mild type. Most of those amongst us who have had it were suddenly snatched from our midst about the middle of the term, only to appear again after a day or two with all the vanity and overweening pride of the convalescent. To all those who have been " down " with it we offer our sympathy. To all those who have not yet succumbed we offer our congratulations — and later on our sympathy as well. 22 The Ashburian SONNET A Forest Clearing A few tamed remnants of the forest ' s prime Still lap and eddy round its ancient haunt With mournful reminiscence. In its time It had sufficient savagery to daunt Even tho£-e first assailants, who could taunt Kings from beyond the oceans they had crossed. A rebel still, now it can only flaunt The ruins of a majesty now lost. Never defeated till the last tree fail, The forest glorifies its ungleaned sheaves With splendid barbarous extravagance-— A wealth of sumptuous colour. Gold is pale And flames have little lustre when they dance Beside the burnished glory of its leaves. rockcliffe. Fall, 1922. A STORM AT SEA A Translation of Virgil — Aeneid Bk. I. II. 81 — 91 When this was said, upon the side he struck the mount. The hollow cave within he struck, with spear reversed. And as arrayed for battle fierce, the winds rush forth Wherever way is opened to the host. They breathe And blow o ' er all the earth in whirlwind hurricanes. They swoop upon the sea and raise it from its depths — Dark depths of deep abodes. The East, the South, the West W inds, free with frequent blasts, upon the shore pile up The waves. The shrieks of men join with the creak of ropes And now the light of day from, wond ' ring Trojan eyes By clouds is snatched. Dark night broods o ' er the heaving deep. The thunders roll from pole to pole; the lightnings gleam. And all things threaten instant death to heroes bold. A. S. The Ashburian 23 OUR HELPFUL PRESS {Feifig an imitation of the fatherly interest taken in our domestic habits by certain kindly (?) journals). 1. DAYLIGHT SAVING PUT your clocks on to-night. There is no necessity to wait till midnight, nor need you get up in the middle of the night to put on your clock. Put it on before you go to bed. This will obviate the necessity of rising from a warm bed at 2 a.m. A light overcoat will be a great comfort if you have a clock-tower and are obliged to attend to your clock outside in a temperature of 20 or fo, below zero. If on the other hand your clocks are all inside and there are blackbsetles in the kitchen, you may make a very useful clock-change by taking last year ' s fishing-rod. Having inserted all the joints, stand on the stairs, if any, and move the kitchen - clock hands in safety without treading in your bare feet on any of those noxious insects. We are supposing that you are desirous of enjoying the full benefit of the change. On no account, then, change the clock- hands till midnight has actually struck (if a striking clock) or you will inevitably lose a few precious seconds, of the old old time. Do not on any account move the clock-hands back an hour, as this will necessitate moving the clock forward two hours. The method adopted by some people, of stopping their clocks and then waiting for one hour until it is time to start the clocks again, will not do in this case, as you have to move your clock forwards not backwards. Some, again, paint the clock-face in accordance with the change of time, e.g., 12 can be painted out and 1 substituted, 2 instead of 1, and so on. But the draw-back to this scheme is that your clock will present a somewhat inartistic, if not lopsided, appearance. If, however, afraid to m.ove the clock-hands themselves, then take the clock firmly by the face and turn it towards the hands, holding the clock-hand with one hand (I mean, one of your hands — not the clock-hand) and you will be surprised to find how easily you will have effected a satisfactory clock-change. If you should chance to be dispirited at the thought of having to get up an hour earlier than usual, get someone else to take on the job; ask him or her, as the case may be, to stand near the clock at the moment of making the change — and then go to the piano and start playing " Days and moments quickly flying, " etc. On rising from the piano-stool, in a few seconds, you will be sur- prised to find that (if your assistant has done his work properly) one hour has flown by and you are already one step nearer the grave. 24 The Ashburian There are many other ways of performing this simple act . The inhabitants of the extreme North Polar region are unfortunately in the habit of neglecting this important piece of civic patriotism, but the denizens of m.ore sunny climes in the Equatorial districts rotate a sun-dial gently until it has acquired the correct position. Once again may we impress upon you, when m.aking the momentous change, to move the clock-hands FORWARDS, i.e., towards your right hand and not BACKWARDS. 11. NATURE NOTES {Like those of our numerous Ladies ' Journals). ONCE more a new term, opens; once more the Winter is with us; once more the Spring is hanging back, and once more the Summer is several months away. The piano down in the still, old classroom is once more open, and once more the familiar strains of the saxophone delight our ears — ears for two long weeks strangers to those dulcet tones. On the maple trees the green buds have not begun to unfo ld, and the garments swaying in the breeze on the clothes lines of Linden Lea are of a thicker texture than those of two weeks ago! The air is full of discarded goloshes, and hockey-sticks stand in heaps like haystacks all round the still snow-clad field. Gaily the Montreal boys return, clasping lovingly to their bosoms yellow Latin Gram.mars and dark blue Geometry books, for are they not about to re-plumb the depths of Principal Parts and the fascinating labyrinths of Pythagoras! I love to watch the re-assem.bling of the bright-cheeked little fellows as they gather in excited groups, like birds amongst the worms, telling each other stories of the lectures they have been attending in the holidays, museums visited and re-visited, holiday tasks conned and pored over, histories read and discussed with the animation youth alone can bring to the study of things scholastic. All nature conspires to awaken me to the fact that Winter is here. That noble bird outside in the back yard that awakens me and the sleeping hens (at an earlier hour than is absolutely necessary, it is true), has crowed his loudest, and his plumage takes on an even glossier sheen as he rufifles his feathers to avoid the stream of water I direct upon him from m.y water-pistol. While it is yet dawn I leap from my warm bed, fling wide the window and feel the cool, clean, thirty-below-zero air upon my brow. I seize the hair-brush and throw it vigourously in pure lightness of heart at a magnificent tom-cat who is singing his Spring Song below me. The song of this sam.e cat will wake me again to-morrow at half-past five, for I did not hit him. The Ashburian 25 ' ' WE WERE ELEVEN. " With apologies to William Wordsworth. A simple youth Within whose breast doth Uirk A keen desire for dinner-time — What should he know of work ? I cam.e upon this simple youth In school one day, alas! The sole rem.aining occupant Of what was once a class. He had a rustic woodland air And seem.ed a trifle sad, Fumbling with home-work, which he knew Would drive m.e nearly m.ad. ' ' Class-mates, companions, chucklehead. How m.any m.ay you be? " " How many ? Why, eleven, " he said, And wondering looked at m.e. " But where are they? " I grumbled on, He said, " Eleven we were But two are to the Barber ' s gone To sacrifice their hair. " And two are at the Dentist ' s now, One stays for orange- juice And one in the infirmary lies — It is a good excuse! " " If six of you are out of school Where are the other four? " He sorted out his finger-tips And counted o ' er and o ' er. " Why! two to the piano went. And two have gone to turn The pages of the m.usic which The players never learn. " Two m.ore have gladly gone away To mark for them that shoot, " " But stop! " — I cried, " That makes Thirteen You cannot count — galoot. " " Your mathem.atics are at fault, Com.e think again — Good heaven! " ' Twas throwing words away, for still That simple youth would have his will, And said " We were eleven! " 26 The Ashburian THE EDUCATIONIST After Mr. Punch ' s ' Child ' s Guide to the Professions. ' He looks contented, calm and mild Like someone at the Bar, But then that jury — Yes, my child, I do know what they are! Those things like wax-works sitting there He trie s in vain to rouse. That fix him with a glassy stare And ruminate like cows ? These are, I state with all respect, The Empire ' s hope and pride. Their gifts of super-intellect With m.odesty they hide. And some are deaf and some are dumb And none have got a pad, Some never had a pen, and some Have lost the pen they had. These chalks you see both green and red They are not there for fun, You see — ' he simply shakes his head, He will not give you one. But if the truth you want to hear, The truth is short and sweet. He sum.s the situation up In words I can ' t repeat. My son, the things you must not be Compose a lengthy list. But at the top I plainly see The Educationist. Extract from M t ' s essay on ' ' Responsibility " : — " Besides so many national slaughters, many a Chinese man has died from the draught in China a few months ago; and who was responsible for that, I should like to know? " This is all very well, but what we should like to know is: — who will be responsible for at least two deaths caused by a simil- arly destructive " draught " at head of Table No. 2 in Dining-hall ? The Ashburian 27 CORRESPONDENCE To the Editor of the Ashburian Sir: — As I was returning to the School last Sunday evening I was surprised and terrified to observe several large and obviously carnivorous dogs prowling about the School premises. Cannot the owners of these animals be asked to keep them away from the School, or m.ust returning week-enders and others continue to wilt in terror whenever they approach the School grounds ? Yours, etc., ' ' Rabies. " To the Editor of the Ashburian Library Subscription Sir: — Would it not be possible and desirable to start a small fund subscribed by the boys who remain at the School on Sundays towards a supply of bright and cheerful periodicals for the Li- brary. I would suggest that a box be put in the Library itself to receive the offerings (in cash) of those interested. The box might be made by those who ' ' take " lessons in carpentering. Yours, etc., A Constant Reader. To the Editor of the Ashburian A School Cat Sir: — Why have we no School Cat ? In nearly every other large institution there exist one or more of these useful and ornamental animals. There are grave doubts as to whether " Pretzel " is worth his keep, but the more dignified and aesthetic cat would be surely cheaper to feed, and equally useful in keeping down the mice. Yours, etc., " Bubastes. " To the Editor of the Ashburian Pegs for Skis Sir: — Would it not be an im.provem.ent if wooden pegs were provided in the apartment where skis are kept, and if the skis could be hung longitudinally after the manner of oars in a boat- house ? At present the skis are stacked indiscriminately in corners. These pegs could surely be made by those who attend the carpen- tering lessons. Yours, etc., " Orderly Room. " To the Editor of the Ashburian The Barber Sir — Would it be in order to suggest to the artist who so fre- quently cuts our hair, that he should in future bring with him his shaving m.aterials ? There are m.any amongst our Upper forms who would gladly avail themselves of his services in this respect, in lieu of their own unaided and som.ewhat unsatisfactory efforts. Yours, etc., " Beaver. " 28 The Ashhurian OUR CONTEMPORARIES WE have to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of the following: The Wykehamist, Black and Red, Acta Ridle- iana, The Argus, the McGill Daily, The College Tim.es, The Felstedian, the Marlburian, Blue and White, The Review, Lake Lodge Record, Albanian, Bishop ' s College School Magazine. Extract from boy ' s diary: — Feb. 17th, Sat: — Got up. Just in time for breakfast. Did not make bed. Soaked 4 quarters. Latin home-work torn up. Got soaked. Put on percentage. Percentage too high. Gated. Soaked again in the afternoon for doing nothing. Tried to get town leave. Leave refused. Did copies. Got caught in Fitz ' s room listening in to wireless. Soaked. Stayed out of lecture. Got soaked. Bed. Talked after lights out. Soaked 4 quarters. So ends this day. Ed. — Speaking in the vernacular we think that we too should " call it a day, " or rather " the matter of a day in his day. " " Do we respect old age? " asks a Sunday newspaper. 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QZi y ? frTTlfrT11[rTlliTTlliIT]liTTT iTTl fTTH fTFUfmi fTTTirrTll ifTll [fTTifmi CONTENTS Page Editorial 1 The Memorial Wing 1 School Notes 2 Senior Football Characters 5 Soccer 6 Hockey 9 Senior Hockey Characters and Summary 10 Hockey Matches 12 Old Boys 20 Bolshevik Hockey 20 To All and Sundry " 21 Ski Notes 22 Boxing 25 Cadet Corps Promotions 26 Chess 26 Library 27 Debating Society 29 Form Notes 30 School Dance 36 ' My Frien ' " 38 ' Tt Pays to Advertise " 39 Poems:— ' The Bolsheviks " ; Ode to a Radio Set " 41 ' ' Wordsworth Goes Skiing " 42 Contemporaries 43 I9««r« of heyn mill bft much aii preeimttd • W» want to pul llsh « nupplm nt in mr nmxt nueibiir EDITORIAL STAFF Editors Mr. E. Ker, Mr. H. King Treasurer Mr. W. H. Brodie Advertising Manager Mr . W. H. Hewitt EDITORIAL. Iismpip ' ose that the siiiciciess of the Easter Term must always largely depend on the weather. This term we have been for- tunate in many ways. The winter, oif .course, came late, but right from the ibeginning of the term we have had a generous al ' low anjce of snow, so that skiin]g has been on the whole good and pllentiful. The rinks have Tbeen, for a variety 6 reasons, not quite so sucicerful. The senior rink is now right under the new wing, which encloses the new furnace, and in consequeuce it has received the generous attention of the smuts proceeding from the chimney ; and this, comlbined witlh the sun, has tended to make the ice often rather soft. ' Moreover the aibun dant falls of snow necessitated putting in a good deal of work in cleaning the rinks, especially as this year we were amibitious enough to make three. The heavy snowstorm toiwards the end of Fdhruary, aided by a strong wind, filled the rinks in some places as far m the boar ds. Everyone helped to clear away the snow, and forms took turns in exchang- ing the grammar for the shovel and slcraper in order to oipen. the rinks again as soon as possible — a tiask hy no means light, but eheerfuUy undertaken. It is certainly fortunate that we have had no serious epidemic this term, and, considering the conditions, extraordinarily little sickness of any kind. — 0 — THE MEMORIAL WING. THE Memorial Wing is now in full use amd is very muclt ■ ' aippreciated !by us all. The new Gym. so spacious, light and well ventilated and yet so comf ortaibly warm, is a very great addition to our equijpmcnt, and in all available hours boys may be seen there practising their latest ' ' stunts " . We hope to have the formial opening within the next few weeks at which cere- mony a iselected team of Gymnasts will give an exhibition of their skill. 2 The Ashhurian Those iboys who have Ibeen -selecteid as oclcLupants o ' f the bed rooms ab ' Ove the Gymniasiiini Miy realize their -good forbune. There are five larige two-lboy rooms, each of which is fitted with a permanent basin s " Ujpplied with hot and cold water. The rooms are very bright and airy and have a very pleaising .outlook over the ipilayinig fields. There is also very comfortable accommodation for fonr masters. The new Heating System in the basiement of the Winig is working most siatisfaetoriily, and even during the late very eold spell the whole building was splendidly warm. The Vlth. form are beginning to realize that their new class- room in the Wing after all ' ' has its points " and its change of 4ocation has not been altoigether without advantages. In our last issue we made an appeal to aJll supiporters of Ashbury and especially to the Old Boys who had not yet given a donation to the New Wing to ' ' come aicroiss " and do their bit. We relgret to say that so far the restponse to our ajppeal has been very slight. So onlce again we would take the opportunity of urging those who have not given to send in a donation. The Wing, as was stated in our last issue, wais built largely on faith — and we would remind our readers Ijhat " Faith without Works is dead. " If every old boy would give even $25.00 a very considerable por- tion of our heavy debit would be paid off. Other Schools have raised splendid Memorials to the Fallen and have paid for them. Shall Ashbury be behind these? We need to raise $6,000 between now and June. This ' can be done, but only if every old boy does his share, however small it may be. G. P. WOOLLCOMBE. — 0 — SCHOOL NOTES. THE foUowinig old boys have recently ipaid visits to the School : H. de Biury, S. Groicket, G. Guthrie, C. Goldstein, Ken Tremain, Jack Hodigson, C. Butterworth, H. Hughson. We are always igllad to see our old boys, and we hope more of them will from time to time visit the old school. A new list of old boys with their present addresses is being comipiled and will be printed in our June numJber. Mr. Hewitt, who is largely responsible for this work, is throwing himself into it with his usual energy. The Editors take this opportunity O ' f asking all old boys with whom Mr. Hewitt has not been in touch to send their ipresent addresses to him at the School, and also to ask any of their old school friends they come across to do likewise. The Ashburian 3 One O ' f tbe most interesting of the Saturday eviening lectures given here this terim was om January 26th toy C ' ol. Hnme. O ' ur good friend, Mr. J. A. Wilson, was instrnmential in introdncing Ashtonry to Col. Hume Who delightied ns aill with his singularly clear and lucid talk. We all of us felt that we had lea)rned some- thing when Col Hume concluded his all too hrief address, which was illustrated with a nuimtoer of very suiperior slides. We all hope that we may have the privilege of listening to the Colonel again. — 0 — Cci!. Woods, our genial and always welcome President, paid us a visit a few weeks ago. Ais usual, he gave an addreiss to the assembled iSichOiol, in which he strongly emphasized the importance of the two virtues oif Thoroughness and Punctuality. It is need- leiss to say that we got our usual " President ' s Half. " May he visit us often! — 0 — On Sunday evening, January 20th, we had the privilege of listening to a sermon in the Cha pel by the Bishoip of Ottawa. The Bishoip, in his sermons, always teills us something that is really heilpful and we never find them dry or long. — 0 — The Headmaster has started his class for confirmation can- didates. The Confirmation will be held in the Chaipel on Sunday Evening, April 27th. — 0 — Owing to the fact that Easter falls very late this year, our Easter holidays will commence on Manch 27th and end on April IQth. Easter Day itself will be the seicond Sunday in the Sum- mer Term. — 0 — We are sorry that Mrs. Woollicombe has been ill this winter, and glad that she is now well again, — 0 — The choir now consists of about a dozen ■selected voiees and sits together in front of the chapel during the services on Sun- day. Practices are held once a week in the gym., the acoustic prqperties of which seem well suited to its talent. Trebles are en- couraged to raise their soaring notes above the vociferous bar- itones. Moreover the singing of " things sacred " is varied with that of " things profane. " 4 The Ashiurian The school orchestra was assiduoai ' S in its practices all through last tierm, though this term the preiSisure of other activities has preventeid its memibers from .gathering often en masse. The Or- chestra showed its ca palbilities at the school danJce, when it was coimposed of: Piano, Mr. Eidwards; Saxophones, Irvine 1 and Dawes; Banjos, Wallis and Mr. King; Traps, Currier. AH mu- sicians m the sichool should remeimiber that, although it is imjpos- sible to have large numbers of inexperienced players at ,all rehearsals if any improvement of the orchestra in fluency and ensemble is to be miade, yet the services of new memibers will certainly toe required next Fiall Term, and therefore they should not feel dis- couraged at the lapparent lack of aippreciation of their at- tainments. — 0 — ' ' Shinny " has been pilayed with enthusiasim throughout the term, not without minor casualties. YlB., the universal chaLleng- ers, have aired their views and conceit on the sulbject elsewhere. — 0 — The shooting range in the New " Wing has been used regularly, firing siquads turning out twice a week. — 0 — We congratulate Mr. Cassels on being a member of the Can- adian Slquash RaJcket Team which journeyed to Philadelphia to meet the British and American Teams. — 0 — It is doubtf ' ul at the moment of writing whether the Staff v. Bolshevik Hockey game can be played off. It would be truly lament ' alble if such an admiralbile fixture fell throujgh, but weather conditions are largely responsible; they have been distinctly un- kind. Any rumiours of a sudden failure of courage on the part of either side are, of course, entirely unfounded. — — We congratulate L. G. Clarke on being elected Captain of Cricket, and H. B. MaciCarthy, iSecretary, and we wish them the best of luck. — 0 — In the Michelmas term a Games Committee was formed for the first time. It consists of the Beadmaster, the Games master and five .other members, elected from the sixth, the upper fifth, and school colours. Its business will be to interest itself in every The Ashhurian 5 way in the sichool amee, to make suigigestions for imiprovemieiit, and to eleet ciaiptains and secretaries of games along with the old CiolO ' Urs of the game in question. One of the most important actions of the Glames Committee has been to divide the school into three sections, the Reds, Whites, and Greens, which will now remain permiament. Games will he played every term bietween these sections, and the winner will hold a shield, which will hang in the dining room on a b ackgroun-d coiloured according to the winning section. — 0 — SENIOR FOOTBALL CHARACTERS 1923. Wallis (Had en.) Right Half; second year on the team; la good ' kicker and a safe catch, but too slow to carry the ball to any advantage. Clarke (Lot.) Left Half; first year on the team; a very sure tackle and a good broken field runner, also a good catch. Handicapiped by his weight. Robertson (Robbie). Flying Wing; first year on the team; a sure tackle and a fair catch but light. Should make a really good half next year. Quarter; first year on the team; needs more experience but fills his position well. A good kick but light. Must improve his tackling. Should do well next year. iSnap-back; first year on the team. Used his weight to advantage: and got the ball out well at times. A good tackle and a hard worker. Middle Wing; second year on the team. A good line iplayer making his yards on several occasions. Cleared well and often alternated at quarter. GoBEiL (Go-Bye) COUSENS (COUS.) Rhodes (Ned) HiGGiNs (Higgle) Middle Wing; first year on the team. A hard tackle, used his w eight and held the line. A good line plunger. 6 The Ashhurian CannI (Hal) Outside Wing; first year on the team. Got down well O ' n the kicks, a sure tackle. Mc ' CoRMicK (Are-not). Outside Wing; first year on the team. Taekled well at times but a little s;low foir his iposition. Stanfield (Jack) Inside Wing; first year on the team. Held the line well and is a good tackle. McLachlin I (Mae). Inside Wing; second year on the team. Used his weight and a fair tackle. Mayburry (Mahe) Inside Wing; first year on the team. At times tackled Yery well, but should have been better on the defensive. A. M. I. Irvine (Marsih) Centre Half; fourth year on the team. A safe tackle ' and fair catch ; the fastest man on the team and a good ball carrier. An untiring worker and filled his position as caiptain ex- eellently. — 0 — SOCCER NOTES. THE late arrival of the Winter allowed mere solccer to be ' iplayed this season than usual, and as a result the standard of isikill has imiproved noticeably. A proof oif this is that the Masters ' team, which has always beaten the sicheol in the past, was not able to do so this year, both the match es played by them resulting in draws. The usual league games were played, this year between the Reds, Whites, and Greens, into w hich the school has been p ' erman- ently divided. The Greens, led by Fauquier Max, gained a thoroughly deserved victory. For the first time an outside mat ch was arrianged,the Sons of Ehg- land sending a team to play the Iboys and Masters combined. The match was played under very bad weather eonditions, the ground being covered with snow, but the game, though naturally slow, was quite interesting. Exceipt for Mr. Wright, who played with his usual dash in the centre, the forward line was weak. Hose is promising and should tbe useful next year, while Irvine has sipeed and weight but cannot control the ball sufficiently. The strength lay in the half line, Mr. Cassels in the centre being admiralbly The Asliburian 7 siijpported by Fauquier and McCormkk. Fauquier, the best all round player in th ' e school, is a natural centre half and has the invalualble gift oif backing up hi-s forwards and yet being always back to defend when needeid. He kicks well and can pass fairly acicurately. McCormick is also a good defensive half. His kick- ing could be imjpro ' ved, but he has an excellent tackk, marks his man well, and is the only boy in the school who can head the ball to good effect. Mr. Chester M aster and Mr. King proved a robust pair of backs, and Rhoders in goal brought off several good saves. Ashlbury is to be congratulated on holding such a strong team to a draw. There was also a match against St. Albans School, Ashibury playing boys of fifteen years old or under. A c ' ose game resulted, but the Ashbury half line, and particularly Ritchie at centre half, was too good for the St. Albans forwards who seldom ctamc within shooting range. The Ashlbury forwards were better and obtained one goal in each half, in each case Irvin II being mainly respons- . ible. This team was good in every department and the quality of soccer it showed promises well for the future. The standarid throughout the school has certainly improved, but there is one department of the game which is still lament ' ably weak, and that is the shooting at the goal. Many games and matches ended without a goal being scored. Many good plays and comibinations ended by an open shot at the goal being missed, and a goal kick returned the bai ' l to mid-field. Only coustant practice will improve shooting and it should be practice with the ball roll- ing or bouncing ' at all angles. Accurate passing from backs and halves up to the forwards, which is so essential in fast soccer, is still not sufficiently under- stood. On the other hand the passing from forward to forward has been distinctly gcc ' d, and is even indulged in too frequently. The puiipose oif a paiss in any game is to give the ball (or puck) to a player who is better placed than yourself to make ground or to scone. But as long as you can make ground yourself, it is near- ly always best to do so. It is to be hoped that next year there will be seve ral mone outside matches larranged. The soccer season is necessarily a hort one, as it must on no account be allowed to interfere with Rugby, which is the official school game. But there is no reason why soccer, during its short season, should not be made as inter- esting as possible, iboth by being playe d better and by such matches with different teams. The Ashburian 9 THE SOCCER LEAGUE. THIS year the scbool was divided mto three hoxises for the first time : Red, White, and Green, the school colours. Clarke, Irvine I, and F-aiiiquier I were the respeictive socicer captiains. A ' s usual the teams played for the Silver ' Soiccer League Medals, each player on the winning t eam receiving one. The first game in the league was between the Red and White teams; this game ended in a draw and had to he played again. The Whites were the victors. The Red and Green team played the next game in the league ; the Greens won after a hard fight hy hoth teams. No doubt the Reds would have scored if they had been a little stronger in their forward line. The Green team won its next game against the Whites. This was the hardest game oif the series. The Whites were a more even team. They had a good forward line, good halves and full backs, and a good goal-kee,p ' er. For a while it loioked as if there was not going to be any score until a very pretty piece of comibination between Grant and Daniels reisulted in a goal. Camsell, the left wing, also scored, so the Greens won 2-0. Their victory was thoroughly deserved, as they were the only team whose forwards were effective in front o f the goal. In Fauq- uier, too, they possessed la good centre half, with an instinct for being Iboth in the right place for attack and defence. The Green Juniors also won their matches under the cap- taincy oif McMaster. HOCKEY, 1924. OWING to the winter coming so late we did not start hockey outside until after we came back from the Christmas holi- days. We had a few practices, how ever, at the new Audit- oriuim before Christmas and found it a great imiprovement on the old Arena. We were very fortunate in lolbtaininig Mr. V. Dunne, an old ' Varsity star, as coach, and we immediately felt his presence. Although the season was not as successiful as the previous one, yet it was a very good one. Most of the games which we lost were by very narrow marigins, and with a little luck we might have won them. Accounts oif the games and the characters of the ip-layers will be found elsewhere. L.G.C. 10 The Asliburian The standard oif this year ' s Intermediate Ho ' ckey has certain- ly equalled, if not suripassed, that of -last year. Althouigh there was a short iseason, owing largely to the ajbnndance of snow, the Intermediates had many practices, often two in one afternoon, thanks to the new Intermediate rink, which was put up this year. This wais a good imjprovement on last year ' s -scheme. The actual hockey is a bit too silow, and the players are inclined to do too much ' ' ragginig " instead of going straight u p the ice. Among the Intermediates are several promising players, amongtst whoan are Sangster, Southam I, Oann II, Fauquier III, and Beardmore. I must congratulate Chateauvert on his goaling. Although he only began this year, he made the Under 14 teams to play Selwyn House, and promises to be a pretty fair goalkeeiper if he keeips it ujp. Dewar II promised well as a goialer at the beginning of the season, ibut he fell off as time went on. C.E.P. An Under 14 Team, consisting of Southam I ( Capt.), Cannll, MacBrienl, Wi ' SonlV, Maciphail, Chateauvert (.goal), and Beard- more (sub.), piayed a match against Selwyn House at Montreal, in February, the resu t being a win for Ashbury by 5 goals to 3. On March 7th., in spite of a fortnight ' s lack of practice owing to the thaw, an Under 13 Team from Ashbury defeated a ' 13 and under " Team from Selwyn House by 1 goal to nil. The ice was very uneven, which made it diffiicuilt to control the puck. Nevertheless, the game was very keenly played, and the victory well deserved. The Ashbury line up was as follows: Rofbinson (igoal) ; MicklesII, Gilmour II (defence); Fauquier III (Oaipt.) ; MiacBrien II, Brodie II (forwards); SmelMe (isub.). Within the limits imiposed by the weather conditions the Junior Hockey has pro-sipered this season. There are several pro- mising players, amongst whom, in addition to the meimJbers of the above team ' s, may be mentioned Brodie I, Gramlble II, and Farr. H. C. M. — 0 — HOCKEY CHARACTERS, 1924. J. B. Currier Goal. First year on the team. Blayed some good games, but needs more practice. Very slow in clearing. II. B. MacCarthy Defence. Second year on the team. A hard worker ; made many good rushes and used body to good advantage. Needs more practice in shooting. The Ashhurian 11 A. M. Irvine Defence. First year on t-he team. Although not a brilliant skater, used his body well. Needs more practice in shooting. F. M. GoBEiL Centre. First year on the team. Played his position well, ibnt inclined to be lazy. A fair shot and should be good next year. H. J. Robertson Left Wing. First year on the team. A good hard worker; a little weak in checking, but made up for this on the attack. Has a good shot and should be a great help to the team next year. J. S. Irvin Sub. Imtproved greatly as the season progress- ed. Subs ' tituteld both in the defence and for- ward line, and did it well. L. G. C. L. G. Clarke (Capt.) Right Wing. Second year on the team. Back checked very effectively and worked hard throughout the season. Is a good stick hand- ler, leading the scoring, and is a fast skater. Captained the team well. HOCKEY SUMMARY, 1924. School against — Goals . We. Old Boys 0 Old Boyis 4 Lower Canada 1 R. C. M. P 4 Bishop ' s College 3 Montreal and Ottawa Old Boys 5 J. R. Booth ' s Team 1 Lower Canada 2 R. C. M. P 1 Individual Scorers. Name. Position. Goals. Clarke Right Wing 8 Robertson Left Wing 6 MacCarthy Right Defence .... 2 Go beil Centre ] Grant Spare 2 Irvine I Left Defence .... 1 Irvin II Spare 1 They. 5 4 2 3 3 0 2 4 0 Assists. 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 12 The Ashhurian ASHBURY vs. OLD BOYS. The first practice game of the season was (played on January 16 th against the Old Bioys. They were somewhat heavier and faster than we were, and in the first period they had it more or less their own way, piitting in four goals. The second period, however, was muich more even and they only succeeded in getting one more goal. The final rscore was — Old Boys 5, Ashbury 0. Ehodes and Currier were both tried out at goal. Currier play- ing the second half. The Line Up. Old Boys. Ashbury. Wren Birkett. Currier. Jeff Birkett. Rhodes. Terry Maunsell. Irvine I. Charlie O ' Connor. MacCarthy. Henry Gill. Clarke (Capt.). " W. Watson. Gobeil. G-rant. Wallis. Referee — Mr. V. Dunne. ASHBURY COLLEGE vs. LOWER CANADA COLLEGE. Played at Montreal, on the Victoria Rink, February 9th, 1924, at 11.00 A.M. The team travelled down to Montreal by the 3.30 train on Friday the 8th. Mr. Brodie and Mr. Dunne, the coach, accompan- ied the boys. The members of the team i pent the night at the Queen ' s Hotel. The game was euipposed to start sharp at 11.00 A.M. on Sat- urday, but unfortunately there was a delay of several minutes, and as a result it was arrangeid to play two twenty minute periods. First Period. — The puck was centred off and the play was fast from the start. L:C.C. made repeated attacks and finally in a scramble in front of ' Our goals the puck glanced off Clarke ' s skate anid into the goal. Score at end of first period : A ' shbury 0, L.C.C. 1. The Ashburian 13 Second Period. — In this period Asbbury iplayed a very fast game and were decidedly superior to their opponents. But never- theless after ten minutes of play Dowling scored for LjCjC. Clarke and Roibertson rained shot af ter shot at the goals and were very unlucky, missing each time by a few inches. The pujck wa s faced off in line with the LjC. ' C. goals and Gobeil very neatly passed out to Clarke, who sent a beautiful shot into the nets. Morrison was put off for tripiping. Aifter fifteen minutes of play Robertson sustained an injury from a heavy body check and Gifford was chased to the bench. The loss of Robertson hamipered Ashbury a great deal for the rest oif the gamiC. Ashbury pressed their attack hard, and would undoubtedly have scored if play eould have lasted a few minutes longer. Final score: Ashbury 1, L.C;C. 2. For L.C.C. Arnold and Gifford played a very fine game. For Ashbury, Clarke and Robertson played siplendidly, their back ' Checking also being very good. Gobeil iplayed well, and MacCarthy and Irvine played a very fine defensive game, while Currier distinguished himself in the nets. The team were very kindly invited to the Zates Fnat. for lunch, and returned to Ottawa by the 4.00 P.M. train. Ashbury. Currier. Irvine I. MacCarthy. Robertson. Gobeil Clarke (Capt.) Wallis. Grant. Referee :— M. Y. Badgley. The Line Tip. Goal Defence Forwards Subs. Judge of Play: — H. B. Jackson. L. C.C. Ogilvie. Robertson. Gifford. Dowling (Caipt.) Arnold. Morrison. Chambers. MacKay. J. Le M. ASHBURY COLLEGE vs. MOUNTED POLICE. Ashbury played a team from the Mounted Police on Wed- nesday, February the 13th. It was a fast, close game, and Ash- bury did well to pull out a victory to the tune of 4-3. 14 Tlie Aslhbiirian First Period. Tilings began to hapipen immediately after the face-off, and the Mounties ' goal was frequently shot at in the first few moments. After seven minutes of p ay Robertson passed to Irvin II who scored. Doane immediately retaliated by slipiping one in on Cur- rier, tying the score. There w as no more scoring this period. Score: — Ashbury 1, Mounties 1. Timmis took a chance shot from cntride the defence which Currier was unable to get in front of. This speeded the team up, and the play was fast and fur ' ous till O.arke put one of his •specials into the corner of the net. MacCarthy played extremely well this period, until Flannagan got pa?t him and put one in just before the bell. The score now stood : Ashbury 2, Mounties 3. Robertson started the period with some very pretty stick handling, and skated through the Mounties ' team for a well earn- ed goal. This evened the tscore. Bach team now got down to work. Both were trying for the winning goal, and the luck fina) " ' ly broke our way in a melee around their goal, when Go ' beil hooked the puck up in the air and MacCarthy batted it in. The Mounties tried desporately to get a goal, but our defence was too good for them and tlie seore stood Ashbury 4, Mounties 3, when the bell went. Second Period. Third Period. The Line Up. Ashbury. Mounted Police. Irvine I. L. Defence MacCarthy. R. Defence. Rc bertson. L. Wing Clarke (Capt.) R. Wing Go ' beil C. Forward Currier. Goal McKay. Timmis. Kennedy. Flannagan. Mittes. Doane. Sitbs.:— Ashbury— Irvin II., AVallis, Grant. Referee: — Mr. Dunne. II. II. II. The Ashburian 15 ASHBURY COLLEGE vs. BISHOP ' S COLLEGE SCHOOL, LENNOXVILLE. This game was played in Montreal on Monday, February 18th, at the Mount Royail Arena at three o ' -clock. First Period. Both teams started off at a fast pace and there were a great many individual rushes. The Ashbury players were better skat- ers, but failed to break qu.ickly enough after checking the B.C. ' S. comibination, thus giving their qpiponents time to skate back and be iready to receive their attack. Hamilton, the right wing man of the B. C. S., was w arned for heavy checking. Molson of the BjC.iS., made a good rush and then shot; Currier saved, ' but failed to clear, and during the melee which ensued Molson poked the puck in. MacCarthy was the outstanding iplayer for this period. Score : Ashbury 0, B.C.S. 1. Second Period. Clarke opened the period with a good rush, ibut shot wide. The B.S.C. forwards brought the puck hack, ' but an excellent rush by Mac ' Carthy foiled their attempt to score. The Ashhury iplayers were displaying hetter combination at this stage. Irvine obtained the puck behind the Ashhury goal and skated the whole length of the rink and bulged the twine behind Walters with a splendid hard-angle shot. The score being I all, the play livened ujp and Gdbeil scored a good goal. Score : Ashibury 2, B.S.C. 1. Third Period. Ashbury went into this period with a one goal margin, but they failed to iplay as well as in the ipreceding period. Hamilton was warned for tri pping. MacCa.rthy and Rohertson pulled off a beautiful piece of comibination and Rohertson scored off a pass.- Currier made an excellent save off a very hard shot by Davis. Molson oif B.ClS. scored a very good goal, making the score 3-2. MacCarthy and Clarke made some good individual rushes, but- failed to score, though MacCarthy iput one in, hut it was called off-side. The school defence was very poor in the last half of this- period, and on one occasion there was only one man ' back, and Molson of B.iC. ' S. saw his chance and went right in and scored. The period ended with each team trying hard to hreak the tie. Final score : Ashbury 3, B.C.S. 3. 16 The Ashburian Currier. MacCarthy. Irvine I. Goibeil. Roibertson. Clarke (Capt.) Aslibury. Sub. Blinco. Monk. J. Hamilton. Wallis. Grant. Irvin II. E N. R. -0 — ASHBURY vs. MONTREAL OLD BOYS. Three Old Boys (Harold ' Cave, ' ' Dobs " de Bury, and Jack Hodgson) came np from Montreal, Saturday, Feibruary 23rd, and, with three Old Boys from Ottawa, they made up a team for the seniors. Maurice Tasichereau put on the goal pads for them, and he made a good job of it. They put up a fine game, considering that they had not had any practice together. The First Period started with Clarke scoring for us. Play slowed U|p until he scored again. Pat MacCarthy skated through their team for the third goal just before the period ended. The iSecond Period the Old Boys bucked uip and gave the team all they could handle, but Grrant scored in a rush down the ice after ten minutes otf play. The Third Period they began to feel the pace, but they kept us away from the goal, until Grant sc ' ored again :on a rebound from one of Clarke ' s shots. The period ended with no more scor- ing. The final score was: Ashbury 5, Old Boys 0. The Line Up. Ashbury. Currier. Goal. MacCarthy. Defence. Irvine I. Defence. Gobeiil. Centre. Clarke. R. Wing. Robertson. L. Wing. Old Boys. Taschereau. Cave. de Bury. J. WoodfS. S. Woods. Hodgson. Ashbury substitutes: Irvin II, Grant, Walllis. The Ashhtirian 17 ASHBURY vs. J. R. BOOTH ' S TEAM. On Felbriiary 25th, we played our first game with J. R. iBooth ' s Team, at the Auditorium. Two twenty minute periods were played. Eiarly in the fi ' rst period Lamplow took the puck up the ice, and in a mix-up ,around the goals managed to score the first goal for our opponents. In this period there was a great deal of for- ward rpas ' sing. On one of these oceasions, after facing the puck, Clarke scored. Score at the end of the first period : — Ash ' bury 1, Op- ponents 1. In the second period, Clarke, MacCarthy and Roibertson made some good rushes. Roibertson was off his shooting, missing an open goal. J. Woods then scored, shooting from nearly centre iee. Final score: — Ashbury 1, Opponents 2. Both goalers made some good saves. Irvin II showed some good hockey, but failed to score. For the opponents, J. Woods, Lamplow and Heney played well. The Line Up. J. R. Booth ' s Team:— Groal, Gimlet. Defenee, J. R. Booth, Heney. Forwards, LamplO ' W, J. Woods, S. Woods. Ashibury : — Goal, Currier. Defence, MacCarthy, Irvine I. Forwards, Gobeil, Clarke, Robertson. iSubs., Irvin II, Grant. — 0 — ASHBURY COLLEGE vs. R. C. M. P. Our return match against the R.C.M.P. was played at the Aaiditorium on March 5th, at 2 o ' cloek. Three fifteen minute periods were played. In the first period the game was pretty even - and very slow. No goals were scored. The second period showed some ibetter hockey, and Currier made a beautiful save off a long shot from Flannagan. 18 The Ashhtirian Score at the end of the second period: Ashbury 0, ' ' Monii- ties " 0. In the last period Roibertson made the only goal of the game. Final score was: Ashbury 1, " Mounties " 0. ' As the ice was soift, the shooting was poor, but both goal- keepers made some good saves. For Ashbury, Clarke, Irvine I, Mac- Carthy and Roibertson played well, while Flannagan and Timmis starred for the R.C.M.P. The Line Up. Ashbury : — Goal, Currier. Defence, MaeCarthy, Irvine I. Forwards, Gobeil, Clarke, Robertson. Subs., Irvin II, Grant. R.C.M.P. :— Goal, Heney. Defence, Timmis, Flannagan. Forwards, Goodfellow, Marget, Kenneday. Subs : — Doane, MacKay, Mai-sonneuve. H. L. L. ASHBURY vs. LOWER CANADA COLLEGE. The second match against L.C.C. was played on Saturday, March 8th, at the Auditorium. Ashbury made a good showing, but they were up against a much faster team and lost 4-2. It was a good game, neither goalers having much to do. First Period. L.C.C. forced the pace from the beginning and the fir st goal was scored ' by Arnold in a mix-uip in front of our goal. Shortly after this Gifford took a long shot from outside the defence, and Currier failed to stop it. The play was all down at our end of the rink for the next few minutes, until Walker broke through to score the third goal for LjC.C. Ash ' bury increased the pace and Robertson, after some great stick-handling, scored our first goal. Three goals at the beginning of the period seemed to have disheartened the team. Score: — L.C.C. 3, Ashbury 1. The Ashitirian 19 Second Period. The team seemed to have new life this period, and Roibertson scoured the second goal for us after one minute of play. The puck went up and down the ice, neither side having much advantage. Roibertson pilayed extremely well for us, and Arnold made many brilliant rushes for L.C.C. Score: — L.C.C. 3, Ashbury 2. Third Period. Both sides now fought hard for a last goal. Arnold finally scored after eight minutes of play, as the result of some pretty stick-handling. Ashbury fought hard, but the bell went with the final score of: — L.C.C. 4, Ashbury 2. The Line Up. L.C.C. Ogilvie. Robertson. Gifford. Arnold. Morrison. Dowfling. " Walker. Chambers. Goal. R. Defence. L. Defence. Centre. R. Wing. L. Wing. Substitutes. Ashbury. Currier. Irvine I. MacCarthy. Gobeil. Clarke. Ro ' bertson. Grant. Irvin II. H. II. H. SECOND TEAM vs. ST. ALBANS. The gam e was played at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feibruary 27th, at the Broickville Arena. After the face off the forwards made a rush, and Monsarrat tested the goaleir. St. Albans then lost the puck to Grant, who seored. Monsarrat did a pretty piece of stick-handling and scored. Grant scored again on a pass from McCormick, and McCormick himself scored shortly afterwards. Ashbury 4, St. Albans 0. When the second period started St. Albans took the puck down the ice and scored. Ashbury retaliated with goals by Grant and Monsarrat. Hanna got a pretty shot at Higgins, who let it in. FitzRandolph then rushed and scored. Ashbury 7, St. Albans 2. 20 The Ashhurian The puck was faced off for the third period, and the play Avas even for about five minutes, after which McCormiick hrought the score up to 8. Final s core : — Ashbury 8, St. Albans 2. The Ashbury line up was: — Higgins (goal); Irvin II, Fitz- Kandolph (defence) ; Grant, McCormick, Monsarrat (forwards) ; Stanfield, Daniels (subs.). On Saturday, March 8th, a return game with St. Albans was played at the Auditorium, Ottawa, at 1.2 noon. The score was 3-1 in our favour, but St. Albans, who showed the better combination, were unliucky not to score more often. Higgins, in goal, brought off ' some excellent saves. The Ashbury line ujp was: — Higgins (goal); Stanfield, Cars- well (defence) ; Daniels, McCormick, Monsarrat (forwards) ; Cann (sub.). OLD BOYS. " We were glad to see the following Old Boys at the matches in Montreal as well as any others who may have been omitted : — Harold Cave, ' Doibbs " deBury, Lome MacLaren, Charlie Yuile, Shirley Wo ' Ods, Goeff Heney, John Pemberton, Pbilip and George Woollcom!be. — 0 — BOLSHEVIK HOCKEY. EVERY Canadian looks back with awe and reverence to those men w-ho started hockey in this country. A feeling some- what kindred to this must exist in the minds of Ashburians when they recall the glorious founding of the immortal bands of the Bolsheviks by Hamilton Lane. There always were in existence some nomadic hockey stars, but they were first collected into a formidable aggregation under Lane. The immediate members of the Bolshevik ranks consist of boys not good enough for the first team practice and too big for the intermediates. A Bolshevik game, however, is not too proud to receive anyone as a player. Although the Bolsheviks are prim- arily considered as better " shinny " players than hockey stars, there are some very good stick-handlers and skaters am ' ong them. The playing of FitzRandolph was outstanding throughout the sea- son, but he had hard opponents in Daniels, Monsarrat and Rowat, wbo all played very good games. This year the Bolsheviks were ambitious and played the second team. Although the Bolshies had been exhorted to do their best, The Ashhurian 21 the better team-work showed up and they were defeated. Another famous match which was due to come off was the annual Staff ' game. This delay was doubtless due to the inefficiency of the Bolsheviks ; but one had better not ask any more questions. The idea of a defeat by the intermediates kept the Bolsheviks a safe distance from them, and, as there was no one equal to them, the thirty odd, peerless players indulged in frequent scrambles among themselves. An example of a thoroughly Bolshevik game was given one balmy January afternoon. The ice was a negligible quantity and the hockey ranged from good basketlball to ' bad rugby. The masters were very much in evidence and added no little life to the game. The senior fifth had a very enlarged opinion of themselves and Montreal. The World, comprising those speedsters not lak- ouring under the misfortune of residing in Montreal, challenged the conceited ones d ruiterance. The game was short and sweet — for Montreal. Certain members of the St-aff were very kind in helping run the games. They played very good hockey considering their ex- perieu ' ce, and were ever ready to present their services. A fine offer has come from Canadiens ' management for any Bolshevik who would like to join the Montreal Butchering Society; this offer is not a bad idea for Canadiens. F.D.A. TO ALL AND SUNDRY. With hooded head and sharpened skate, With padded pants and guarded shin. With igrim grimace and horrid din, We strike like thunderbolt or fate. The fame of our dread band you know. Our glaring orbs and whiskered cheeks Inspire with terror every foe. We are the roaring Bolsheviks. Detention ' s rigours some do fear. Much less then risk of bump or bruise. Others, whose names we won ' t give here, Past masters are to find excuse. Come forth from commou-room or gym.. We ' ve challenged you for weeks and weeks. Come forth, if blessed with pep or vim, Against the roaring Bolsheviks. 22 The Ashhiirian iContemipt out hairy chieftain hurls On all who fain would skulk or shirk. He calls you quitters, cissies, girls. Within the college thus to lurk. Despite our looks, so far from tame. Come forth, come forth and learn some tricks, At once a lesson and a game. From us, the roaring Bolsheviks. SKI NOTES. T HERE has been very good skiing this year as lots of snow I has fallen at regular intervals. It caused a lot of work on the rinks, hut it was worth the trouble. In February four boys entered a Junior cross country race of the Ottawa Ski Clulb. Unfortunately they were hopelessly out- classed and were left struggling in the dust. There -should be another race next year, and with some practice we should make a mucli better sli owing. The Ashhurian 23 The ' boys took a great deal of interest in the jumping this year. It ' s a great sport and worth trying. Come on, a few of you hirds that say you can go down Suicide. It-s not much harder to jump. It i ' S too ' bad that there was not a tea house this year, because it certainly would have encouraged skiing. They may have lost $2.00 last year, but it wias not our fault. The Sunday ski hike to see the Championship Jumping wa s a great success. We went between twelve and twenty miles (ac- cording to whom you asked), and returned in great spirits. — 0 — DEFINITIONS. Suicide. — A hill with a bad name, but its all right once you have started. Mole Hill. — The far-famed Ashbury Hill hy the car station. Devil ' s Dip. — Out hack of the 8tone Tea House. You fall the first time anyway and iprobably the second as well. River Trail.- — Not what its craeked up to be. Long but nothing more. Other River Trail.— Ditto. Little Suicide. — A good place to start jumiping. H. H. H. A SKI HIKE TO IRONSIDES. WEDNESDAY, Fehruary the 20th, being a half holiday, Mr. C. A. Bowman very kindly offered to take some hoys from Ashbury on a ski hike to the famous Ottawa Ski Club hills at Ironsides. Quite a few boys volunteered to go and so at 1.45 we met Mr. Bowman at the Buena Vista Car Station. " We had no car to wait for and so we started off down the River Trail. We then hiked along at a good pace up the Gatineau River. After we had gone about two miles, w e cut across the river to the othe-r side, just above the second iron bridge, and took to the land. We followed the river bank for about another mile and then we cut inland and left the river. About two miles inland we came to the village of Ironsides. After about half a mile more we arrived at the 0.iSjC. hut. Up to Ironsides the going was mostly uphill except for a couple of hills on approaching the -village. 24 TJie Ashhurian Sonie oif the boys went ixp the hills and had some skiing, and one or two helped Mr. Bowman with the small, hut very welcome, meal of soup, biscuits, and candy. The boys came in and the food speedily disappeared. After the feed we had a couple more slides and then we started back. We were going to hike back by a different trail, but we had not gone far when Mr. Bowman had some very bad luck in going down a hill, as the tip of his ski snapped off. This changed oiur plans. " We hiked slowly to Wrightville, the nearest station, and from there we took a car back. The hike back to Wrightville was much easier, most of it being downhill. We arrived back in good spirits and were a few minute s late for supper. You may be sure that we slept till the bell the next morning, and I am sure that all the membe rs of the hike will join me in thanking Mr. Bowman for giving up his afternoon to us. Those who came were : — Mr. C. A. Bowman, R. T. Bowman, H. F. McLachlin, J. Y. Stanfield, J. C. Merrett, D. Ferguson, A. C. Macphail, W. G. Ross. W. G. R. THE SKI HIKE. February 24th, 1924. — We went on a ski hike today, and it sure was a peach. We climbed from the hay at 7.30 instead of 7.50 as we usually did. Yo u see we had to change our suits, and this explains why we got up almost in time to dress for breakfast. Breakfast was at 7.45. We found our lunches ready and put them where we would be most likely to fall on them. Of course we just missed a car, and were waiting around at three below zero for the next one. It came, in time, and we reached the station just in time to see what a mob was going with us. Mr. Cassels rushed after the tickets and we rushed on board the train. Luck- ily I got a seat and it was opposite the Honorary President of the Montreal Ski Club, H. P. Douglas. We discovered from him what a fine place Montreal is, (as if we hadn ' t known it before) and he also told us some interesting facts about the ski-jumping hills. Our party arrived, dressed for the North Pole, at Kirk ' s Ferry about 9.40. We left the train and steipped out into the rare ozone of the Gatineau Hills. An awful mob got off the train be- sides our party of eight. We were all members of the Ottawa Ski Club, and we intended following their trail to Camp Fortune and then to Fairy Lake, to see the championship jumping at 3 o ' clock. The Ashburian 25 The only way was t ' O start with the orowd, and we went along in single file, ' Cilimibing and climibing, till I thought that I would drop. At last we landed on a plateau where the going was easier. W ' e had gone a ' bout four miles when we started to climib again. iSkiing ' s great fun if there isn ' t too much uphill work. We had just enough to make us appreciate the rest at Camp Fortune. ' Camp F ' ortune is a large shack, containing several stoves, num- berless frying pans, a hard-working bunch of volunteers, and numerous tahles, with accompanying benches. We occupied one of the said tables with the accompanying benches, and started to fill that void which is generally known as the stomach, (not with the benches though, we used them in a different manner). We stayed there for an hour, leaving ahout 12.30. It was a good trail from there on — very little uphill work, and the odd s.lQpe down for good me!asure. Mr. Brodie seemed io like the ground exceedingly well and looked like a snow man after Greorges ' trail. Oeorges ' trail is famous for its bu.mps which are just like a ibunch of jumps. Hardly anybody stood up all the way, and I understand that fourteen pairs o f skiis were broken on it today. (No, I didn ' t ' break mine, and I don ' t know of anybody who did.) We erossed Meaeh ' s Lake soon after, and Pink Lake followed. We hit the trail at full speed after that and reached Mrs. Brown ' s famous Fairy Lake Cafe aibout 3 o ' clock, just in time to eat. We rested again for half an hour, and we sure needed it. Everybody feilt like the last rose of summer. Fairy Lake and the jumping were a few minutes ski from the Cafe, and we arrived there just as the ju mping started. It was good jumping and worth watching, but we soon left as everybody was soaked to the skin. I could al- most have had a swim. We took the Wrightville car home and came back to the school at 5.30. We were all tired, but I siire hope that there will he an- other next Sunday. Needless to say we went to ' bed early and slept. Memlbers : — Mr. Cassels, Mr. Brodie, Ei. J. ' Carsley (our speed merchant), D. MacKenzie, L. Carsley, T. Cann, J. Cameron, W. Gr. Ross, Me (the writer). H.H.H. — 0 — BOXING. The hoxing classes are in full swing, and making good pro- gress. There is to he a com|petition next term, which should be a good show, as many boys are shaping well, especially in the senior class. 26 The Ashhurian The only olbstacle to steady innprovemenit is the difficulty of finding time for practice, esipecially among ithose oveT whose heads the matriculation examination is hanging. This difflcu.lty is a serious one; for the quickness with which the ground has to be covered in the weekly lessons makes practice between lessons necessary, if what is taught in each is really to be mastered. In this matter of leisure the memlbers of the junior class have, for the miost part, the advantage. However, now that the thaw is uipon us, and there is little to do out-of-doors, it is to be hoped that all ' boxers, in both classes, will find time to get in some more work. Otherwise, however great their natural ability, they can- not reap the full benefit of the teaching. For next term ' s competition boxers will he classed according to weight ; and to the winner in each division a cup is to ' be given. CADET CORPS. List of Promotions. Name. From. To Irvine I Lieut CJaptain. Rhodes L. Corporal Lieut. No. 1 Plajtoon. Wiallis L. Corporal Lieut. No. 2 Platoon. FitzGerald Pte Q. M. S. MacCarthy Corporal Siergt. No. 1 Platoon. Mayfburry Pte Signjalling Sergt. Fauquier I Pte Sergt. No. 2 Platoon. Clarke Pte Corpl. No. 1 Sect. Hose Pte Corpl. No. 3 Sect. Anderson Pte Corpl. No. 4 Sect. Cann I Pte. €oTpl. No. 2 Sect. Daniels Pte L. Corpl. No. 2 Sect. McLachlin I Pte L. Corpl. No. 3 Sect. Cousens Pte L. Corpl. No. 4 Sect. Bawes Pte 1. Corpl. No. 1 Sect. CHESS NOTES. Two class tournaments were held last term. The Junior Tournament was won by Slessor, without the loss of a game. In the Senior one, Grant and Higgins at first tied, each having lost one game; and Grant then beat Higgins in the play-off. We con- gratulate both winners. It is hoped that next winter also chess tournaments will be held. E. K. The Ashiurian 27 LIBRARY NOTES. Our library at Ashbiiry is not a large one, and many of the books that we have are almost worn out. New books aire much wanted, and the College will ibe most grateful for any that may be given, and for any eontriibution that may ' be made to the Library Fund. All who have already given we thank: especially Mr. Walter Blackie, of Glasgow, for his very handsome .present of hooks by Henty, Biallantyne, and other au„thors pofpular among the Juniors. If lany member of the College has at home any good book that he wants no longer, we a-sk him to remember us. For the Seniors, what are wanted are books by su,ch writers as Dumas, Kipling, Marryat, Conan Doyle, Stewart E.White, Jack London, Seton Thomp- son, S . Merriman, Haggard, Sabatini, F.W.Wallace, and P. ' B. Kyne. Many people like hisitorical romances, others detective stories, others books aibout the Wild West or the frozen north, others ghost stories, others stories of the sea : lany book of adventure is sure to be read and liked; though in this, as in other things, one man ' s meat is another m ' an ' s poison. Of Dickens and Scott we have eomplete sets ; but these authors are not often read, Dumas ' being the only ' Sclasfsicar ' author that is popular. The usual times for the opening of the Library are 1.15 p.m. on Wednesday and 10.00 a.m. on Sunday; but it is possible to get books out at almost any other time by applying to the Librarian. Day-boys are invited to use the Library freely; in return, we hope that they may give us books from time to time. There is to be a suggestion book in the Library, in which peo- ple m ' ay write the names of books that they would like to see bought. A money-box has also been put there, to hold contribu- tions to the Library Fund. Anylone who uses the Library, or wishes it well, is urged to slip in his quarter, nickel, or cent ; and not only once in his life-time; otherwise the enlargement of the Library is likely to prove a long husiness. Some day we hoipe to own not only a lot of good fiction, but also good books of reference, and a first-rate Encyclop,aedia. Keview ' S are given below of some of the books already bought this year. K. — 0 — ' ' Kim " is one of the latest additions to the College Library. It is a thrilling story lof an orphan boy wh o leads a lone but happj life in the bazaars of India. By a sudden impulse he makes him- self the servant of an old Lama of the hills who is searching for 28 Tlie Ashhiirian a wonderful river in which all sin is washed away. Once during this quest the boy carries and delivers for a friend an important paiper which contains evidence against two hill chieftains. He then is entered on the roll of the Indian Secret Service, for which he continues to work. This is one of Kipling ' s best books and ought to be read by everyone who has the opiportunity. A. C. M. — 0 — ' ' JiO ' ck of the Bushveld " is a most interesting book for any animal lover. The life of Jock, a dog of the African Bushveld, is described from his pujppyhood, with all his squabbles with brothers and sisters, to his acicidentail killing by his master ' s friend. His adventures with his master, while hu.nting big game in the Bush- veld, are very exciting. ' They tell of fights with leoipards, lions, and huffalo, one thrilling time with a cnociodile, and many chases and caiptures of antelopes. Proibalbly the most exciting of all- Joek ' s adventures is his fight with a baboon. Towards the end of the book Joek receives a kick in the head which turns him stione deaf. J. c. M. — 0 — ' ' The Blazed Trail " is by Stewart Edward White. This book aims to convey to its readers the lumbering methods and tricks of the trade ptrevalent during the latter years of the nineteenth cen- tury and the beginning of the twentieth. It describes lumber camps, log-idriving, and the breaking of log- jams. The methods oif stealing Grovernment lumber, and the attempt of a rival firm to obtain certain lands, walking across the upper Peninsula of Michigan in a race to the land office, and, finally, the setting adrift of 300,000 feet of lumber on Lake Su- perior, are all well described by a writer who knows something, if not everything, atoout his subject. The reader ' s interest is held by amusing or exciting incidents which punctuate all descriptions and explanations. It is a typical romance in every sense of the word. J. R. — 0 — ' ' The Time Machine " is one of this year ' s new additions to the Ashlbury Library. It is written by H. G. Wells, and is about an imaginary machine. This book tells us about a scientist who invents a machine with which he can travel through time. The story describes one of the inventor ' s trips into the future, and his adventures at a very distant date : how he fares with the two races which he meets, land how, after many adventures, he goes still farther and comes to the time of the end of the earth. Here there The AsJibiirian 29 is a remarkable passage oif defSicriiption, and then, after a brief ad- ventnr ' e there, he returns back to his own time. The story closes with the disapipearance of the sciential and the time machine. The b ' ook is very interesting throughout and is very exciting in places. Among the best points of the book are the ' subtle and realiatiic descriptions of the places which the inventor visits. The book keeps the reader ' s eyes fastened to its pages. C.E.P. 0 ' — " The Virginian " , by Owen Wister. This book is one of the earliest ' and best of Western noveils. The hero is a Virginian who has- wandered all over the West- ern States and has aJt last settled into the position of a steady cow- puncher on a huge ranch in Wyoming. The herdine is a young woman of good New Eingland family, who has gone to Wyoming. She meets the Virginian in a very romantic way. The rest of the book describes their adventures both together and singly. An outstanding incident in which they both play a part is where she finds the Virginian nearly dead by a spring, and, after long hours oif pain for him, gets Mm back to her cabin. He bad been wounded by Indians. After he recovers they marry and settle down in the West. This book is well worth reading. It is full lof well-told in- cidents re.garding cattle rustlers, round-ups, Indian fighting, and the life of the West in the eajrly days. H.C.V.C. — 0 — " Mr. Midshipman Easy. " The chieif charaeter is Mr. Jack Easy, born in Emgland in the eighteenth eentury. His father is a half-mad philosopher, w ho believes in the equality of men. Jack Easy at the age of seventeen goes to sea, where, after a few years oif adventure and tnavelling, he gets his ideas of equality knocked out of his head. Altogether Mr. Midshipman Easy is a very good book. It is very exciting and very funny, and full of adventure. J. F. DEBATING SOCIETY NOTES. The first meeting of the Ashbury College Debating Society was held on Sunday, November 18th, 1923, with the Headmaster in the chair. The election of officers took place, the result being as follows : Vice Chairman A. M. Irvine. Secretary H. B. MacCarthy. Committee .H. Wallis. G. Fauquier. E. FitzGerald. 30 The Asliburian The standard of speaking during the past year has improved considerably. Nearly everybody in the senior forms has had a chance to be either the proposer or opposer in a debate. This has resulted in some very good speeches, particularly one made by McCurdy on the subject of converting Algonquin Park into a winter i)layground. The manner of delivery has become much better, with the result that there have been some very close debates. The subjects were that " Society has not the right to punish criminals by death " , " The development of flying in Canada should be along civil rather than military lines, and that therefore its control should be in the hands of civil and not military authorities " , " The C. N. R. should take steps to convert Algonquin Park into such a winter playground as would attract the winter tourists of North America " , " The young men of this century have better financial op- portunities than formerly ' ' , " The Yellow Race and other Asiatic races should not be debarred from settling and working in Canada " . H. B. M. — o — SIXTH FORM NOTES. The Sixth are at last estaiblished in their new class-room, and it is a marked improvement upon the old room. The form shooting-range was officially opened a few weeks ago by FitzGerald, who fired the first shot, and LeMoine received a souvenir of the occasion. We wish to take this opportunity of congratulating Lew Clark on hi-s Cricket Captainicy; also of congratuliating " Lenin " Anderson on his gallant leadership of the Bolsheviki hockey teams during their past campaign. We think this also a suitable occasion to thank Form VB. for helping us to win the " shinny " games after dinner. The Asliburian 31 A FEW POPULAR SONG HITS. ' ' An Orange Grove in California " Sequel, ' ' Take, Oh Take those ' pips ' away H. Wa— s. " Shake your Feet " Cart 1. " Climbing up the Scale " Cam— 1. " Cut Yourself a Piece of Cake " Six Prefects. " Easy Melody " The Choir. " Who ' s Sorry Now? " . Detentionites. " So I Took the $50,000 " .Dave And— -n. — o — SIXTH! SIXTH! SIXTH! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! The form with many a care ! The toil and sweat in our new wing room. Is more than our brains can bear! 0 well for the VA boy, Who works from morning till night ! O well for the VB lad, Who can now do his Vergil at sight! But the stately Sixth go on To their haven under the gym; And the shocks come through from the world above In an ever increasing din. Crash ! Boom ! Bang ! And still we labour and groan ; And the happy ways of our youthful days Are lost for ever and flown ! SJ.X. 32 The Ashhurian VB NOTES. Hal C A nn F. R. Danie L s. H. H. H I ggins. K. E. Cou S ens. J. B. Hamil T on. J. E. R O wat. Gib. F auquier. O. J. N. D awes. D. McC U rdy. G. A. McCor M ick. John Gam B le. F. M. Gob E il. J. H. Wi L son. J. T. Wi L son. C. D. Mon S arrat. — D.R.M. Several members of our celebrated form have met with nnmeasurable sucicess during the last term. One who deserves much praise is Mr. H. H. Higgins who has become an official reporter for the school hockey matches, which important position entitles him to attend and enjoy any dinners given for the teams. We regret to say that for the greater part of the season our form ' s shinny team, which is limited to fifteen players at the most, has not been as successful in resisting the fierce onslaught of the reist of the sfchool as we has hoped, although near the end of the season we had the satisfaction of several decisive victories in which sticks were broken in large numbers. We take the advantage of any assistance from the sixth form, when it is afforded us and with this added strength the sides become more even. However, we extend a formal challenge to the common herd to pick teams to play ours in both warbles and marbles. There has been only one casualty of any account this year, besides the many bruised shins, and that was McCurdy, who was unfortunate enough to get in the way of an uplifted stick. Apart from this a much more correct Bolshevistic spirit has been noticed, in hockey as well as in shinny. After having stated these successes among the members of our form, we might add that much uneasiness lurks in the hearts of most of us with regard to the coming school concert. We The Ashhurian 33 cannot help looking forward to it, but, on account of the un- fortunate accident which occurred during the concert on the year preceding this one, when the lights came on too soon, it is with some misgivings that we do so. — o — THE VB LIBRARY. ' ' The Book of Tea-Party Etiquette " By K. E. Cousens ' ' The Complete Cake-Eater " By H. C. Y. Cann " The Best Sport Stories " By F. R. Daniels " The Lay of the Lounge Lizard " By 0. J. N. Dawes " Uncle Gilbert " By G. E. Fauquier " How I lost Forty-eight Pounds in an afternoon " , By J. C. Gamble " Excuses I have made " By F. M. Gobeil " The Mystery of the Lavender Shirt By J. B. Hamilton " Bull shooting in Li ' l 01 ' New York " By H. H. Higgins " Arnott of the AJpes " By G. A. McCormick " Talks on Table Manners " By D. R. McCurdy " My Life ' s Work in Short " By C. D. Monsarrat " Pimples, and how to cultivate them " By J. E. Rowat " Hollister, the Chorister, " a biography By J. H. Wilson " Memoirs of a Mighty Athlete " By J. T. Wilson Name Nickname Ambition Pastime W eakness Fav. Expression CannI Hal To be a law- yer in " lil " or N.Y. Writing Letters " May " And you so young in years ! Cousens Gus To be an electrician Teaing Skiing Mind your business! Daniels Pete To get rich quick Short Stories. His beard No, I can ' t see see it for dirt. Dawes Doo To learn how to play the saxophone Patting his own back Eskimo Pies Yes, we have no, etc. Gamble 1 Pork To grow thin Waiting for his car. Brilliantine Oh! All right! Gobeil Go-Too To be like Nighbor Jokes ? Laziness Have you heard this one ? Hamilton Ham To get his percent. McCurdy Eating Oik! 34 The Ashhttrian Name Nickname Ambition Pastime Weakness Fav. Expression Higgins Bull To plav Middle for R.M.C. Bull-Shooting Nothing stirrin ' . McCormick Mac To be a taxi- driver Wrecking his car Loud Hand- kerchief Cut the shak- ing, Wilson! McCurdv Pignuts To be an Art:st Reading " Life " Table Manners Oh Ham! Monsarrat Mouse To get his percent. Wilson 11 The Holidaj ' S Don ' t be dum, eh? Rowat Bean To have that school-girl complexion Eating Sausages Soup What for, Sir? WiJson 1 Jock To be a splendid little student Being Mauled Maths Shut your mouth, I can ' t see your face. Wilson 11 Willie To be a sheik Drawing Pictures Mc — ry ' s " Mamma loves iPapa " VA NOTES. We are certainly very truthful when we say that we are doing as well in the hockey season as we did in the football season. Robertson, who was one of those who got their colours for football, has now got his colours for the first hockey team. Grant is also doing well. He is on the first team practice, and has played in several games. He and Stanfield I were among those who went to Brockville with the second team, and although ' Stanfield was only a -spare, he had the satisfaction of doing very well in the last game with St. Albans. As a form we have played one game of hockey, which was played against IVC. The game was very exciting and although we started off well and in a short while made the score 3 to 0, IVC managed to catch up and make it 3 all. However we recovered shortly, and the final score was 5 to 3. As in the football season we looked forward to the hockey season, we may now look forward to the Cricket season with hopes of equal success. Several members of the form have taken to hiking on skis and have joined the Ottawa Ski Club. There still are, however, a number who stick to the " Mole Hill " , and do not seem to mind the crowd. We are glad to announce that a new Horse- The Ashhurian 35 Shoe has replaced the one which formerly adorned the walls of our class room. We were condescending enough to present our old one to the illustrious VB. In shinny we have met with great successes, thanks to the rest of the Junior school, with whose aid we have succeeded in vanquishing VB. VB has had a team during the whole season composed of its whole form plus the occasional aid of the Sixth. This team has tried, pretty well in vain, to resist the fierce attacks of our most noble form and the rest of the school. Although they have won one or two small victories, when some of our team were absent, they have generally been defeated. M. P. B. W. G. R. Since Wi hao3 a French Table, why not a Scimce TahU? 36 The Ashhurian IVB FORM NOTES. Our form has turned out well in sports so far this school year. There are six fellows who got on the Intermediate Team. In hockey, Currier is the first team goalkeeper, which is the most responsible place on the team. Macphail, MacBrien 1, and Chateauvert (as goalkeeper) went to Montreal on the under fourteen team. Currier, Mickles 1, and Graham are the best in the gym, but Mr. Hewitt says that the form has improved a good deal since we have had the New Gym. What would happen if : — 1. M--a--l-n ever became a gym instructor? 2. C--a-s ever grew? 3. G--h-m ever talked sense? 4. S-s-r ever knew his French? 5 D-u-d ever bobbed his hair? 6. C--s-y 11 ever stopped talking during English Grammar? 7. 0-e 11 ever sat still during English History? 8. M-B-e- 1 fought every time he challenged? 9. M-n-s ever pronounced the letter ' 4 " ? 10. M-k-s 1 ever knew his Latin? 11. H--p-e- 1 ever became gj mnast? 12. M--p--i- ever did all his impositions? 13. C r-r ever stopped curling his hair? 14. C--ti--u--r- could speak French? — 0 — THE SCHOOL DANCE. After the very long Michaelmas term everyone was glad to begin preparations for the festivities of December the nineteenth. The usual advent of gentlemanly cosmetics was in evidence some weeks before the appointed day. If one was fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of these artistic creatures at work, the fact was soon made evident that there were some more intricate preparations for a dance than the mere decoration of the halls and rooms. These latter were done, however, unusually well owing to the constant attention given by everyone to the task. Cousens deserves great commendation for the very satisfactory maniK r in which he equipped the allotted places with artistic Ii ili1s Ix ' sides doing other valuable work. Camouflage was used skilfully ill concealing the rocky surface of an apparently beau- tiful sofa. The Ashhurian 37 There was one department in which all participated with great zeal, and that was the supper. The juniors were accom- modated bef ore the dancers ; everyone owes Miss Morrice and her Staff much gra titude for their thoughtful work. The dance started a little later than was intended; but the lively programme played by Maurice Taschereau and his orchestra made up for any deficiency. Mr. and Mrs. WooUcombe received the beautiful array of guests in the Assembly Hall. The pretty dresses formed an odd contrast with the veteran wall of the revered room. Ther were about fifty couples and the scene was very bright, replete with colour and jazz. The time passed so quickly that the arrival of midnight and the National Anthem surprised everyone. Fortunately the night was not cold and there was no snow, so all the guests departed comfortably. Among the things observed by the school mascot as he mean- dered, unseen, through the throngs were : A survey of the IVc classroom by McLiach — . The correct way to behave by Freddy C. The disappearance of the mistletoe by J. G. M. LeM. The absence of a certain jovial voice; where was E. N.R.I Thus another successful dance is placed in the annals of Ashbury. From all appearances the good time enjoyed by all fully justifies the existence of many more dances, and I am sure that in the future they will model their entertainments on that of this year. E.D.A. 1 H 2 ' he Daily Dozen 38 The Ashburian MY FRIEN ' . Ih av ' wan frien ' Ees good man for teas ' ' E lak ' de jok ' , ' e lak ' De jok ' much morej if dat Jok ' bout heem. ' Ees god man, dat fella, for sport ' E tak ' de ju ' m p on suicide ' E come near bra ' ees nec ' But jus ' de same ' e never fall Dat fella ' e hav ' de knee all crook ' An ' de face wid beeg sm.ile Dati show de teet ' lak ' piano key An ' de nose dat smell de sky. Wid de foot lak ' de young bun Wid eye dat ' s sof lak ' de deer Jus ' de same dat fella Perhap ' ees de hie, ' e ' give ' Way de soc ' off de foot, lots Time jus ' de same ' e give way de boot Just de same, By Gar, dat fella ' s good sport Dat fella ' ees plaj de " pied-bal " Wen ' e kick dat leetle pees ledder She go near de sky. Dat fella ' ees good man ' E stic ' by de Canadien ' Ees lak ' dem ' ockey player ' E tink dey much lak ' heem Some time dat fella ' e mak ' mistake De school wan my frien ' For play ' ockey, so that man ' E give up suicide, and play for de school ' Ees good sport perhap ' too, ' e get de colour Jus ' de same I stic ' by my frien ' ' E may be de mess, but ' ees my frien ' . M ' SIEU ANONYMOUS. ■ ' ■Freneli Canadinii fishiiio- boat on the St. Lawrencie. Tlie Ashhurian 39 ' ' IT PAYS TO ADVERTIZE. ' ' A one-act play with no moral and no plot. Dramatis Personae : A Rich Man — signified for brevity by. . .R. M. Mr. Holmes, Detective Mr. H. My Dear Watson, Mr. Holmes ' Secretary. .M. D. W Scene is laid in the usual kind of study found in rich men ' s houses, of whatever kind they are. It opens with a rich man wildly searching a small wall safe, which appears to have been forcibly opened by thieves. R. M. ' Good night! Where is it? " (Throws papers in an ever -in creasing shower about him, hut apparently fails to discover object of search. Thinks deeply for a few minutes, and then rushes to ' phone. After some time finally gets call through.) R. M.— Hello, Hello. Mr. Holmes in? (Interval of silence.) Hello, Mr. Holmes? Mr. Bemont speaking. Can you come over here now? (Rest of conversation in short, staccato barks.) What ! Yes, yes ! No, no ! Of course ! Surely ! Absolutely! Positive! Excellent! Good-bye. ( Sinks into chair and. sighs deeply. Butler appears tvith a stimidant — liquid — but is dismissed. Mr. Holmes enters with his shadow, M. D. W., My Dear Watson. Both are dressed in bright yellow brogues, pale blue spats, light pink checkered suit, red tie, black collar, and orange Fedora, this being the most de- ceiving attire of private detectives.) Mr. H. — Please state case as briefly as possible, omitting no details. M. D. W.— Thata kid ! Mr. H.— Silence. (M. D. W. collapses.) R. M. — The safe was all right last night. No noise was heard during the night. Now you behold what I beheld when I came down this morning. M. D. W.— MarveUous ! Mr. H. — (Bestowing a withering glance upon M. D. W.) Is that all ? R. M.— Yes. (Mr. H. gets down on hands and knees, and crawls around the floor at fidl speed with M. D. W. close at his heels.) Mr. H.— Aha ! M. D. W.— Alia 1 40 The Ashburian U. M.— Aha! All three — Aha, ! Mr. H. — (Holding up a Irass tack). This proves tihe thief a youth about seventeen years of age. He is a college boy. M. D. W.— Stupendous! M. . . Incomprehensible ! (Mr. H. resumes his former position; so does M. D. W. Mr. H. prowls around floor, and again comes up for air, this time with some cigarette ash.) Mr. H. — A most interesting bit of evidence. I see he has a love for good writing; he would suffer miuch for good literature. By the way, ( turns to B. M.) have you told me what is missing ? R. M. — No ; you see . Mr. H. — (Silencing him with a gesture.) No ma.tter. I know. ( Sinks into a chair. M. D. W. crouches at his feet. Mr. H. draws large revolver and fires several shots through open window into hack garden.) Mr. H. — Eureka ! (M. D. W. and B. M. are at point of collapse ). You have lost a years subscription to the Ash— -an, and fear that the demand is so great that you will not be able to renew it. Ajn I right ? R. M.— Yes. Mr. H. — Well, if you look on the third shelf in your den, behind your fishing tackle, you will find your lost subscription. M. D. W. and R. M.— But how, when, where ? Mr. H. H. — Tut, tut. Those are professional secrets. (B. M. with tears in his eyes tries to force hills of large de- nomination upon Mr. H. who grandiloquently tells him to give them to the poor. Calls M. D. W. and, with the B. M. ' s thanks ringing in their ears, exeunt.) M. D. W. — But how did you solve this mysterious case so easily ? Mr. H. — Our friend ' s son is a student at Ash— y. He has for a long time deplored the lack of support accorded the school magazine. So he came to me, and together we planned this ' ' mys- terious case " to secure some free advertising in the papers, to stimulate interest in the magazine, and to awaken Old Boys like our friend to the real worth of the Ash- — an. M. D. W.— Marvellous ! Mr. H. — (Turning into Chateau). Not so bad, not so bad! (Editor ' s note: We wish to thank Mr. Holmes for his kind assistance in the matter of extending the Ash-— an ' s circulation, and at the same time we wish to extend to him the ' ' Freedom of the School " . We exp ect, as a result of the foregoing that there will be a decided increase in the circulation of the Ash— -an.) F. M. a. The Ashhurian 41 THE BOLSHEVIKS. We are the Bolsheviks, Our president is Trotsky. When the ice is hard as briks, We make our little shotsky And break our little stiks. And sometimes there ' s a plotsky To play the masters triks, If they choose to join our lotsky. If the puck a player kik And the referee sees it notsky Because it ' s done so quik Or if our suits aren ' t whatsky A first class tailor piks, Or if this verse is rotsky, Because we ' re Bolsheviks, No objection we have gotsky. M. P. B. ODE TO A EADIO SET. It is an old notion that science and poetry are irreconcilable enemies. Finally to destroy this fallacy has been the work of an Ashburian. He has done it by the following ode, which is as accurate as it is exhilaratiing : A radio set that isn ' t a fake Must be of Fada, or some other make. The most popular set is the Neutrodyne, Which is considered by some to be very fine. The tubes may number above five or six; But) if your battery is not charged you are in a bad fix. The tubes should be Eadiatron number 201 Because with dry cell tubes the set will not run. The set does not require an aerial or ground; But with both of these better results will be found. The most important parts are the Neutroformers, And the next to be considered are the Frequency Traiisformers. On every condenser is an inductance coil, And the panel is shielded vnth copper or foil. If the battery is charged and the air is clear, In getting Havanna we should have no fear. J. S. 42 The Asliburian WORDSWORTH GOES SKIING. Amiid ithe wooidland shades of Rockcliffe Park Theire is a knoll, in contour not nnlike The little mountains that the indn ' Strious mole, That hardy swimmer in the soil, flings np During his days of patient labour. There, " When le aves were dropiping, did I often go To taste the sweets of solitude ; and, tired Of setting impositions, and the din Of young and braimless beings, found a calm In nature, and the gentle influence Of mild autumnal weather. So I grew To loive, and as it were to count my own. This little Molehill, where a thousand times My sufPeiring had been eased, and tolerance Infused for men, and beasts, and even boys. But when the fcrosts and snows of winter came, A fresh and boisterous energy began To animate my being. I went out And bought a pair of skis. They were of ash. In length seven feet eight inches. I got wax And waxed them, strapiped them on, and with a friend, A genial man, not tall, and rather stout, Ventured abroad. Back to the Molehill then Did we repair. But what a change we found ! The rounded knoll was like a children ' s cake. Whitened and sparkling, and as populous As is a cheese with mites ; for young and old In crowds and throngs slid, toip;pled, shouted, sprawled, And made the echoies ring. Then I, inflamed With joyful ardour, and the infeetious youth Around me, thought I would descend a hill That sloiped abruptly to the river ' s brink. Off with impetuous miotion did I rush Through the clear winter air; my soaring thought Sang to me like a bird ; the bliss of sipeed Was an intoxication ; when, in front, I suddenly espied a foolish ehild Lying outstretehed upon the path, her skis Tangled together. Fearfully I swerved To avoid the dainty ereature ; down I crashed Into a drift; up flew a storm of snow Powdery and glistening, and my head was lodged The Asltbiirian In dairkness and in silence, while my legs Wiaved in the air, like feeder s of a crab, With futile oscillation. Far away I seemed to hear the laughter of a boy Not unapipreciative of my plight. CONTEMPORARIES. We acknowledge with thanks the following contem poraries : ADbanian, Aicta Ridleiana, Airgus, Bishoip ' s College iSchool Maga- zine, Black and Red, College Times, Lake Loidge Record, MicGill Daily, R.M.C. 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Sparks Elgin Streets CONTENTS School Notes 1 The Memorial Wing 2 Donations of Parents 2 Mr. Hewitt 3 Old Boy News 4 Concert. 6 Cricket Prospects 7 Intermediate and Junior Cricket 8-9 Cricket Games 9 Correspondence 12 Tennis 13 Gymnasium 13 Rowing 14 Form Notes 15 Library Notes and Book Reviews 20 School Yell Contest 22 ' ' Our Editors " 23 ' The Foiled Burglar " : A Tragedy 24 " The Bells " 24 ' ' The Life and Work of a certain Apple " 25 " Margaret Murrie ' s Mail " 25 " Food " 26 " A Vain Wish " 27 Jokes Page 27 Dumbells ' Correspondence Column 29 " He is so dumb that ... " 29 " The Hall of Shame " 30 Autograph Page 31 Contemporaries 32 SCHOOL NOTES The annual Confirmation Service was held in the Chapel on Sunday evening, April 27th, when the Bishop of Ottawa confirmed the following boys : Louis Carsley. George Drummond. Randol Gault. Stephen Oppe. Edward Pacaud. John Stanfield. The newly confirmed boys made their first Communion on Sun- day, May 4th. — o — Cricket is being played with keenness and as much re- gularity as the weather will allow. If the fact that the School beat the Staff for the first time is any criterion, the standard as a whole seems to have improved considerably. — 0 — The four new tennis courts are now in full use, and are much appreciated. An account of them appears elsewhere. — 0 — We congratulate H. Cann on being elected Captain of Foot- ball and H. F. McLachlin, Secretary, and we wish them in advance every success for next term. — 0 — The School Sports will be slightly curtailed this year in order that the opening of the New Wing and the Gymnastic Exhibition may take place on the same day. There will also be fewer handicap events than last year, and an interesting in- novation will be a Relay Race between the Whites, Greens, and Reds. — 0 — ■ The Boxing Tournament spoken of in our last number has had to be postponed, as most members of the boxing-classes are cramming for Matriculation, or practising for the Gymnastic display. — o — We congratulate Clarke and the team on defeating L.C.C. It was a pity that they were unable to play B.C.S., as they had already been defeated by L.C.C, and we had hopes of a double victory. 2 The Ashhurian m this number of " The Ashburian " there is a blank page for autographs. We propose to have such a page in future in the Jast number of every year. — 0 — THE MEMORIAL WING. Our Memorial Wing is to be formally opened by His Ex- cellency the Governor General on the afternoon of Closing Day, June 11th. Invitations are being sent out to all the Old Boys whose addresses are known, and we take this opportunity of cordially inviting any Old Boys who may not receive invitations owing to the fact that we have not their present addresses. It is hoped that all old Boys who are in a position to come will make a special effort to be with us on this occasion. As we have stated in our last issue, the Memorial Wing is proving a most valuable addition to the School, but there is still a large debt on the building. This can be very considerably reduced if every Old Boy will give even a small sum. It is felt that the vast majority of Old Boys wish to help forward this good work, but it is easy to " put off " the carrying out of good resolutions. We would therefore ask all former members of Ashbury to " do it now ' ' , and if every one puts his shoulders to the wheel, we shall find our debt very considerabl} reduced. G. P. WOOLLCOMBE DONATIONS OF PARENTS We are indebted to the following Parents for their donations towards our Gymnasium Equipment Fund. Owing to their gen- erosity we have been able to equip the Gymnasium in a very up- to-date and satisfactory manner. This is another of the many occasions on which Ashbury Parents have generously responded when asked to assist in promoting the welfare of the Sichool. Mrs. Beardmore. M. S. Bogert. Chas. Bowman. Ed. Bremner. A. B. Brodie. C. S. Cameron. H. V. Cann. Alex. Chateauvert. Waller Clarke. Dr. J. E. Craig. B. P. Dewar. Mrs. Drummond. P. P. Cowans. A. D. Cartwright. Col. Eliot. The Ashhuriafi 3 J. A. Ewart. G. E. Fauquier. W. Ferguson. Ed. FitzGerald. P. R. Gault. D. G. Gilmour. Mrs. Gorman. E. C. Grant. C. K. Graham. Dr. Gurd. J. A. Gillies. S. C. Gilmour. W. A. Ferguson. W. A. C. Hamilton. Mrs. J. T. Hammill. Hon. A. C. Hardy. Dr. Higgins. Mrs. Humphrey. A. M. Irvine F. S. Isard. Col. Jarvis. E. Linton. Gen. MacBrien. D. W. MacKenzie. J. G. Macphail. Dr. Mayburry. G. McCormick. Hon. F. B. McCurdy Mrs. McCurdy. E. H. McMaster. T. E. Merrett. Dr. Minnes. J. R. Moffat. Dr. Mohr. F. C. Morgan. Mrs. MacLaren. Dan. McLachlin. J. D. Oppe. F. R. Phelan. N. Porter. M. G. Powell. Mrs. Pugsley. G. Pacaud. Hon. E. N. Rhodes. Carl. Riordon. R. L. Ritchie. G. D. Robinson. W. C. Ross. J. F. Slessor. H. S. Southam. W. M. Southam. E. H. Wilson. N. J. W. Dawes. F. Lambart. Mrs. Wallis. J. A. Wilson. J. Rowat. L. T. Mickles. Chas. Duguid. J. H. Carswell. R. H. FitzRandolph. ME. HEWITT. We all very much regret that Mr. Hewitt, our esteemed and universally liked Physical Instructor, has decided to give up his work here at the end of the present term. Mr. Hewitt has been Physical Instructor at Ashbury for twelve years, and under his efficient direction not only has the physical condition of the boys generally very much improved, but a large number of them have become expert gymnasts, and have more than maintained the reputation of their old school at the R.M.C. and at the Universities. Apart from his success as Physical Instructor Mr. Hewitt has been a " father " to practically all the boys as they passed through the junior forms. On Wednesday and Saturday after- noons, particularly in the winter months, he has for many years past been indefatigable in arranging games, outings, snow-house parties, etc., for the little boys, and while at the time they may not have appreciated all he was doing for them, when they passed into the Upper School and could look back on those ' Hewitt afternoons " , they one and all realized with vfhat patience, care, and unselfish devotion Mr. Hewitt had served their interests. 4 The Ashhurian We shall all miss Mr. Hewitt and his many activities con- nected with the school life, and we take this opportunity of heartily thanking him for all his good work in our midst, and of wishing him and his family every possible happiness and suc- cess in the future. G. P. WOOLLCOMBE. — 0 — OLD BOY NEWS. Willie Angus sustained injuries during the winter, which laid him up for over a month, when he fell from his horse. H. A. Aylen is practising Law in Ottawa. John Aylen (of Aylen Aylen, Barristers) is the proud possessor of a son, now a year old. C. Vyner Brooke is finishing his third year at Queen ' s. He was the winner of the Spanish Medal and is teaching Spanish this year. K. C. Bryson (Kenny) is managing the Merchandise Dept. at Bryson Graham Ltd., Ottawa. Harold C. B. Cave left the Bank of Montreal at Easter to accept a position with Laurentide, where he is now. Jeff Chapleau, who is on the Art Staff of the Vox Lyceum, the Collegiate Magazine, has been entrusted with the cover design of their next number. We are glad to be able to state that Gordon Dewar has recovered from a bad attack of pleurisy. He will spend the summer on a ranch at Pincher Creek, near Calgary. Ed. M. Echlin is stock-broking with Aemilius Jarvis (460, Jarvis St. Toronto). Capt. Wynyard Evans and Lieut. d ' L. Panet, who are sta- tioned at Headquarters, Kingston, paid a visit to the School re- cently. Carol Gault is working in New York. Evan W. T. Gill has lately returned from a McGill mining trip to Michigan, U.S.A., and hopes to graduate next year. He will be out with the McGill senior rugby squad next fall. Lieut. Valentine Stuart Godfrey was miarried at Victoria on March 8th, to Miss Hardie, of Greenheyes, Victoria. After the wedding the Blue-jackets of H.M.C.S. " Patrician " drew the car to the boat. Their present address is 9, Coral Court, Simcoe Street, Victoria. W. F. Graham (Billy) is back in Canada and is staying with the Brysons — Carling Ave., Ottawa. He is with the Bank of Montreal. The Ashburian 5 J. F. Grant is away in Lucerne, Switzerland, where he is taking a Commercial Course at the University. Harold Hampson will receive the degree of B.A. at the end of the month. Desmond Harvey, who has been studying for Commercial Art in New York all winter, has returned to Montreal to earn his bread and butter. G. Keith Henderson entered the Ross Memorial for an opera- tion on his foot on May 10th. Operation O.K. He will not return to R. M. C. for the remainder of this year. Lawrence W. Jackson is with the Westinghouse Co. (Westing- house Club, Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.) Hammie Lane is quite an exponent of the sax and will pro- bably have his own orchestra on the boats again this summer. C. Moon is engaged on the Welland Canal. (St. Catharines, Ont.) We are proud of the achievement of W. P. Muirhead who helped Queen ' s to win once more the Rugby Football Champion- ship. G. A. Murphy is with the Shawinigan Engineering Co., La Gabrelle, Que. Melbourne O ' Halloran (Graduated in Arts) is with the Travellers Insurance in Montreal — 91, Grand Boulevard, N.D.G., Montreal. Jim O ' Halloran is at Iroquois Falls, Ont.— lechanical en- gineer with the Abitibi Power Paper Co. Ltd. Erol Pacaud is still practising for hours each day on the piano and is fast becoming a musician of no small calibre. H. S. Parker is in the Pulp Paper business with the Lauren- tide Co. at Grand ' Mere. Trevor Ross left McGill during the year to take up a com- mercial career. Nobody is complaining of the warm weather more ' than Trevor, who its earning, or trying to earn, his bread £nd butter by selling coal. H. E. Rovv e is practising Law with Fox, Whittick, Pitt, Elwell, Bristol, England. Congratulations to Lennox Smith who has been chosen as one of the thirty representing Canada invited by the British Government to go on a four months cruise in H. M. S. Hood. Philip Woollcombe is with the Dominion Engineering Co., Montreal. Eardley A. C. Young is employed with the Bank of Montreal, Somerset St., Ottawa. Evan Gill was down May 28. Peanuts showed us a few good stunts on the bars. 6 The Ashhurian Charlie Yuile paid us a short visit May 30. Francis Gill was down a few days ago. With very great regret we learn of the death of W. C. Southam, as the result of an accident. We offer sincere sympathy to his family. THE SCHOOL CONCERT. ANEW IDEA was introduced to the school the year before last. It was in the form of a closing entertainment entirely acted by the boys and making a pleasant ending for the winter term. This turned out to be so successful that the same plan was adopted before the last Easter Holidays ; and, in spite of the short notice given, all efforts were rewarded with excellent results. Each form was to supply several minutes ' entertainment ; this, however, proved impossible, owing to the lack of time, and consequently one or two were unable to give us any performance. A short speech was delivered by the Headmaster. He wel- comed the guests, and explained that it was to be a performance which had been very hurriedly prepared; and he hoped that they would not expect too much, and so not be disappointed. The two senior forms regret that they did n ot have time to prepare an act in the style of last year ' s ' Assault at Arms " . However, they found two ready stand-bys in the budding chor- ister, J. H. Wilson, and the booming baritone, H. H. Higgins, who gave us several verses of ' ' Clawence " , with a mandolin accompaniment by A. M. Irvine and H. Wallis. A mandolin duet played hy these two, ' •consideralbTy helped by one sweet refrain rendered by the combined powers of Marsh ' s organs, composed the other part of this act. VA ' s act was strikingly different, and it is evident that much trouble was taken beforehand. It was in the form of a short play entitled " The Missing Rubber " . All parts were well acted, and it must be agreed that Oppe I both looked and acted quite as idiotically as was required for the part he took. Per- haps the hardest role w as that of Sherlock Holmes, filled by Ritchie. He had more to remember than the others, but harder still, he had to act throughout the whole play with an empty pipe in his mouth. The Ashburian 7 A topical song, ' ' Day after Day in IVB " followed this, and kept the audience in an uproar throughout the whole ten minutes of it. Mr. Edwards seemis not to have omitted one of the so-called hardships in our daily routine in his song. Perhaps the cleverest, and certainly the most elevated, of the acts was a scene from " Twelfth Night " put on by som e of the Ottawa boys in the junior forms, who had been very well coached by Miss Edwards. The most difficult part was played by Wodehouse, who showed excellent powers of expression, and seemed to make a perfect " Sir Toby " . All acted extraordinarily well, however, Grant II and Rowley I making excellent women. The last of these acts was named after the old favorite " Barney Google " . The acting was interspersed with soothing strains from the School Orchestra, which was really the mainstay of the show, as was shown by the number of encores it was forced to play. For preparing and directing the entertainment we have especially to thank Miss Edwards, and Messrs. Edwards, Brodie, King, and Hewitt. J. B. H. — 0 — CRICKET PROSPECTS. THE Senior cricket practice broke all records by having nets on the first day of term. Since then no chance of practice which the weather allowed has been wasted, although unfortunately two matches had to be scratched on ac- count of rain. Clarke had six old colours round which to form, his team, and this is likely to make it more consistently sound than last year ; so that in spite of the loss of Tremain, Pacaud, and Heney, who leave gaps that cannot at once be filled, the team should be up to average strength. Clark ' s batting was disappointing at first; but in the mas- ters ' match he found his true form, and his innings of 74 against difficult bowling is perhaps the best batting performance put up on the Ashbury ground. Irvine I and FitzRandolph are steadier bats than last year. Grant ' s bowling is still erratic, but he has a nice turn of speed and occasionally produces a ball which keeps low with a little off break and is very difficult to play. Wallis and Monsarrat have batted well in nets, but have not yet had any success in matches. Some of the new members of the team have been showing good form. Daniels is a promising bat and a really good field. MacLaren and Gobeil are both valuable bowlers. Rhodes is a de- 8 The Ashbtirian termined wicket-keeper who lacks finesse, but by means of hard work is improving in every match. And the younger Pacaud is following in his brother ' s footsteps, but with the bat instead of the ball. His 37 against the masters was a beautiful innings which ensured him his place on the team. Cann I is also a candidate for cricket colours ; he is an uncertain bat, but he can hit hard and is a safe field. Eitchie and Irvin II have been unlucky in just missing the team, but should do well another year. The team justified itself in the match with Lower Canada College. The bowling and fielding were at their very best and that the batting was shaky was mainly due to nerves. Clarke was the hero of the day, making 20 and 36 and taking five wickets in the first innings, two of which were the result of good stumping by Rhodes. Grant ' s bowling was ako very usefu.1, and so was a bright 24 hit by MacLaren. If a return match can be arranged Ashbury should do even better. H. K. C. — o — INTERMEDIATE CRICKET. Games have been played this term with as much regularity as circumstances have allowed. Owing to Parades and Colour Games only two afternoons a week are available for regular games, and even these have been a good deal interrupted by unpleasant weather. Moreover under these conditions it has been impossible to give everyone on the Intermediate list a game. However the more efficient cricketers have had both practice and play fairly frequently, and the keenness shown is very gratifying. There is a large number of promising batsmen, whose main handicap at present is lack of strength, but when this comes, they should develop into sound cricketers. Southa m I has considerably the best style and shows a wide range of reaiUy good strokes ; he is moreover, a useful bowler. Cann II also shows ability both in batting and bowling. Carsley II and Mickles I should both develop into useful bats, as they have some good shots and also the power to hit. Wilson IV has shown his usefulness as a first wicket batsman. Of the bowlers Oppe II is the best, and, apart from those already mentioned, Ross I and Bowman are quite good change bowlers. Minnes is doing well as a wicket-keeper. The fielding is not above the average quality, but the ground is, at present, rather rough. Fauquier III and Beardmore seem to hold any ball that comes within their range. Ross I is making a keen and efficient capta:n. H. K. The Ashbttrian 9 J UNIOR CRICKET. This is the first year that the Junior ground beyond the New Wing has been used for Cricket. The boys themselves have put in many hours of voluntary work cutting and rolling, and as a result it has been possible to dispense with matting and to obtain a reasonably good grass wicket. Another new feature is the Junior net, of which constant use has been made both for coaching and for less formal practice. There is certainly no lack of talent in the lower part of the School, and the keenness with which the games are played is extremely encouraging in the present, while for the future it promises that the Cricket tradition of Ashbury will be worthily upheld. Of last year ' s players, the two Brodies and Gilmour II are becoming useful bowlers and can usually be relied on to make runs, the improvement in Gilmour ' s batting style being especially notable. MacBrien II is a hard hitter, and behind the wicket is learning to use his hands. Prior, Farr, Smellie, and Rowley I are gaining in confidence and proficiency, while Morgan, as a bowler, is quite a discovery. Amongst the beginners, Mickles II, Fauquier IV, Kelly, Robinson, Gillies, Isard I, and Humphrey II are prominent ; and there are several others who should do well next year. H. G-M. — 0 — ■ CRICKET GAMES. ASHBURY vs. INSPECTOR ERASER ' S XI. May 14, 1924 Inspector Eraser ' s XL P. Morris c. Rhodes c. Cassels 57 C. R. Carnac b. MacLaren 0 M.H.Vernon b. Clarke 3 H. L. Eraser c. b. MacLaren 4 Col. Hertzberg c. b. Cassels 21 . A. L. Watson c. Daniels b. Gobeil 2 L. Hitchman c. Gobeil b. Cassels 7 Rev. J. Dixon b. King I Cann I (sub.) , c. b. Cassels 1 Irvin II ( " ) : . . . . .b. Cassels.. 6 Pacaud ( " ) not out 0 Extras 4 Total 106 Ashbury EitzRandolph c. Dixon b. Vernon 8 Clarke c. Hertzberg b. Morris 0 Wallis run out 0 Mr. Cassels b. Watson 25 Daniels c. Hitchman . , . . .b. Vernon 15 10 The AsJiburian Gobeil not out 26 Mr. King b. Watson 10 Irvine I not out 10 Monsarrat MacLaren Did not bat Rhodes Extras 14 Total (for 6 wkts) 108 ASHBURY vs. Mr. MACAULAY ' S XI. May 17th, 1924 Mr. Macaulay ' s XI. V. R. Mustard c. Cassels b. Clarke 68 R.B.Taylor b. Clarke 1 R. H. Lamb c. b. Gobeil 18 G. H. Wanstall - b. Gobeil 19 H. Bogert run out 4 E. Pacaud c. Clarke b. Gobeil 0 C. C. Macaulay c. b. King 12 T. Lvman st. Rhodes b. Clarke 13 H. Mitchell b. Gobeil 0 S. J. Hyde not out 2 H. Hampson b. Clarke 1 Extras 11 Total 149 ASHBURY First Innings. Second Innings FitzRandolph not out 6 not out 12 Gobeil b. Pacaud 3 b. Mustard 19 Wallis l.b.w., b. Pacaud 0 l.b.w., b. Lamb. 1 Mr. Cassels c. Pacaud b. Mitchell. ... 1 Clarke c. Macaulay. . .b. Mitchell. ... 1 Daniels " b. Mitchell. ... 0 Irvine I b. Mitchell ... . 0 Mr. King c. Bogert b. Mitchell. ... 0 Did not bat. Monsarrat b. Mitchell ... . 2 MacLaren b. Pacaud 1 Rhodes b. Mitchell. ... 3 Extras 2 1 Total 19 (for 2 wkts).. . . 33 ASHBURY vs. THE STAFF May 21st, 1924 AsHBURY FitzRandolph b. Wright 1 Grant b. Wright 0 Daniels b. Wright 10 Gobeil b. Wright 1 Clarke b. Wright 74 Wallis b. Wright 1 Irvine I c. Brodie b. King 13 Cann I b. Cassels 2 Pacaud c. b. Cassels 37 The Ashbitrian 11 Rhodes . . . . Monsarrat. Extras. . . .b. Cassels.. .not out. Total The Staff Mr. Brodie b. Grant.. Ritchie c. Grant b. Gobeil. Mr. King c. Grant b. Gobeil. Mr. Cassels c. Clarke b. Gobeil. Mr. Wright c. FitzRandolph. .b. Grant.. Irvin II b. Grant.. Mr. Hewitt b. Grant.. Higgins c. Rhodes b. Gobeil. Mr. Edwards c. FitzRandolph. . b. Grant.. Mr. Chester Master c. Clarke b. Grant.. Hamilton not out Extras 159 2 5 0 25 13 0 0 2 0 8 1 3 Total . 59 ASHBURY vs. L. C. C. May 26th, 1924 ASHBURY First Innings. FitzRandolph b. McGiverin . . Gobeil. .b. McGiverin . Daniels c. b. McGiverin Clarke c. b. McGiverin Irvine I b. Clark. Grant run out Pacaud b. Clark. Wallis b. Clark MacLaren b. McGiverin . Monsarrat c. Browning., .b. Clark Rhodes not out Extras Total 2 1 5 20 4 3 7 2 24 6 . 1 0. Second Innings. run out 9 c. Eberts, b. McGiverin . . 5 c. b. Clark... 0 b. McGiverin . . 36 b. Clark....... 1 b. McGiverin . . 1 c. Browning, b. Clark 15 not out b. McGiverin. did not bat 75 (for 8 wkts).. . 1 74 L. C. C. First Innings. Second Innings. Nunns b Clarke 14 b. Gobeil 14 b, Grant 1 l.b.w., b. Grant. 3 b Grant 2 5 b Clarke 0 b. Gobeil 7 Clark b Clarke 0 not out 11 Mackay b. 2 Gilbert 1 Browning .... . . . . c. Irvine . .b. Clarke 11 did not bat Eberts b. Grant 0 Reid . .b. Clarke 0 Anderson . . . .not out 5 Extras 8. 8 Total. 44 (for 3 wkts). 40 12 The Ashburian COLOUR GAMES. On Saturday, April 23rd, the first colour game was played between the Greens and the Reds. The Reds batted first and were all out for 101 runs. H. Cann batted well making 45. The Reds then took the field, and succeeded in getting the Greens all out for 81. Daniels and FitzRandolph batted well, making 31 and 22 respectively. For the Reds Clarke took 7 wickets for 33 runs, while for the Greens Grant took the same numlber of wickets for the same numJber of runs. The next Wednesday the Reds played the Whites. The Reds again went into bat first, and were all out for 109. Pacaud contributed 58 to this score. The Whites then went into bat, and 6 wickets had fallen for 63 runs when the game was stopped by the rain. Robertson and J. Irvin made 21 and 16 respectively. A week later the Whites and the Greens played and the game resulted in a win for the Greens by 48 runs. For the Greens Daniels made 22 and Grant 33. A. M. Irvine was the highest scorer for the Whites making 13. For the Greens Grant bowled well, taking 5 wickets for 14 runs. Reds won the series with 3 points to their credit. Greens came second with 2, and the Whites last with 1. Two points were given for a win, and one point for a draw. CORRESPONDENCE. To the Editor of the Ashburian: Sir :— In the past years those who watched the cricket matches at Ashbury sat on chairs, brought with no little trouble from the dining room. The solitary bench held only six or eight people. Do you not think it would be better if a long bench, like the one in the basement of the new wing, were built against the fence? This would do away with the bother of bringing out chairs for every match, and w ould also save us from having grass- stains on our ' whites " . The cost would not be great, as it would only be necessary to buy the lumber; for members of the car- pentry class would gladly construct the bench. Yours, etc. A SPECTATOR. The Ashhurian 13 TENNIS. AMONG the many additions that have been made to the School this year one of the most popular is certainly the four new tennis courts. Answering inquiries as to when they could be played on was the daily misfortune of any one who was supposed to be able to foretell how long the contractor would take to finish; so that on the first day when the nets were put up there was an immediate rush to play. Almost every boy in the school has entered for the tourna- ment; and as the standard of play is improving every year, some exciting games will be seen. These are hard courts ; and very great care has been taken, by a thorough drainage system, to make them fa ' St -drying, so that when the winter snow disappears, they shall be ready for use at the earliest possible moment in the summer term. The surface, though naturally somewhat soft at present, will improve with time, and will be second to none. Ample run-back has been provided, and a very high netting, so that the game will now be played under ideal conditions. We desire to express very hearty thanks to all who have been responsible for providing the new courts ; and to the tennis com ' mittee, consisting of , McCarthy, LeMoine, FitzGerald, Fauquier I, McLachlin I ; who under Mr. Wright ' s direction have been unceasingly active in the preparation of the courts and organising the tournament. The very best way in which we can show our appreciation is by practising so hard that our game shall be as much better than it was last year, as the new courts are an improvement on the old. H. F. W. — 0 — THE GYMNASIUM TEAM. THE School now has a Gymnasium Team consisting of fifteen members, of whom several may be seen in the Gym. at almost any practice hour. On Closing Day the team will endeavour to put on a satisfac- tory display of the most difficult stunts " on the horizontal and parallel bars, and the vaulting horse. Among these mil be Back 14 The Ashiurian and Front Upstarts, Hock Swings, Balances, Pyramids, Hand Springs, and other feats of agility and strength. As the time is limited, the team ' s complete repertoire will not be seen, and therefore only the most difficult and spectacular " stunts " will be shown. It has been said that the proficiency in the Gymnasium has increased hy 100% since the installation of new apparatus. J. W. R. — 0 — ROWING. THANKS to the efforts of Mr. Cassels and to the generosity of the Ottawa Rowing Club we have been able to start a school rowing club this term. The Ottawa Rowing Club has given us the use of their clubhouse and boats, and has given us a great deal of valuable coaching and instruction. We have at present about fifteen members, which is quite good for a start, and our only hope is that the membership will increase as the school grows larger. Owing to bad weather conditions the actual rowing has been delayed. The time, however, has not been wasted, as a lot of good work has been done in the machines, which have brought to light several promising oarsmen. We hope that now the weather is showing signs of clearing we shall be quite proficient oarsmen by the end of the term. It is proposed to have two college races, one four race be- tween Ashbury, the Ottawa College, and the various Collegiates ; and the other is to be an eight race, if we can get enough people •during the holidays. It is also to be hoped that we will be able to get one place, or possibly more, in the Junior eight that the Ottawa Rowing Club is sending to the Canadian Henley. W. J. H. NIXON ' S ALL CREAM ICE CREAM CATERERS PHONE Q. 4633 118 SLATER ST. The Ashhurian 15 HENRY V. THE GENTLE GAMESTER " When lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom the gentlest gamester is the soonest winner " FORM NOTES. Sixth Form. The chief energies of the Sixth Form are at present directed towards passing the following Exams : J. H. B. Dew B. W. E. A. M. MacCar H. L. Lever E. N. Rh A r McGill Arts for R.M.C. M acLaren McGill Arts for R.M.C. B. FitzRandolph McGill Arts for U.N.B. H. B I rvine T hy I n 0 de-s U F. Jj. Ander S on McGill Science for McGill McGill Science for McGill McGill Arts for R.M.C. McGill Arts for R.M.C. McGill Science for R.M.C. McGill Arts for R.M.C. J. E, B. Ri 0 rdon J. G. Le Moi N e L. G. Clark E W. J. Ho S e McGill Science for McGill McGill Arts for McGill. McGill Science for R.M.C. McGill Arts for Royal Canadian Navy. ( " U " stand for E. FitzGerald, if you can imagine it.) 16 The Asliburian VB. NOTES. We take this chance of congratulating the writer of the last VA notes for his cutting sarcasm, though we should like to call his attention to many inaccuracies. However, there being rather a lengthy list of corrections, we will do this in private, rather than bore our readers unnecessarily. Much credit is due to Wilson II and Higgins for their stand in the school concert. The two Senior Forms, except such of them as play in the orchestra, had decided to stand back and look on; and they did not change their minds until the very day of the performance. Had it not been for Wilson and Higgins, who were accompanied by Irvine and Wallis, VB. would have had no representative at all on the platform. We also enjoyed the other " turns " , and congratulate actors, authors, and pro- ducers. Many of the Senior Fifth Avho have not been blessed with the ability to play Cricket are glad to find an alternative in rowing. This sport requires considerably stricter training than does Cricket, and keeps one ' s body in a fitter state. Another recreation is found in riding. We expect in time to organize a regular VB stampede, which, if it materializes, shoukl be the fastest thing in cavalry. This month there has been a great number of birthdays, and most of our spare time has been spent in celebration. Many of the lucky people are in our form ; and not one of them has escaped the sensation of being thrown eight or nine feet in the air. We regret to say that owing to the removal of most of us to the sixth this coming year, we will be required to act in a con- siderabl.y more orderly manner, as regards the " free-for-all " fights with our rival, the present VA, but this will by no means stop the fun. Next year ' s VA will get the same maulings (though not so severe) ; and will, no doubt, get help from other forms, thus following the example of their predecessors. Tlie Ashburian 17 Things one does not hear at Ashbury. W-ls— I: — " May I have an extra half hour in the gym, Sir? " R-w-t : — ' ' No, Sir ! I have given up drinking soup ! ' ' W-l-n II: — " I just love Geometry and Algebra! " C--s-ns: — " I think that Latin is the finest subject for study- ing! " H-gg-ns : — ' ' I shall not argue ! You are wholly in the right! " Any boy at Ashbury: — " Gosh, I wish we had Dress Parades more often ! The famous form VA. Wilson. OppE. GrgNt. RoberTson. MayburrY. Drummond. GilmoUr. CaMeron. Biggar. r ogErt. McLachlin. CamselL. RosS. CrAig. MacKeNzie. StanfielD. Merrett. PacaUd. RiTchie. McMaSter. VA is fairly well represented in the various important posi- tions in the school, in a minor way. 18 The Ashburian In Cricket we have Grant on the Senior Team, and he i s one of the team ' s bowlers. Pacaud is surprising everyone with his batting, and he will very likely win his colours this year. Cameron has been appointed cricket scorer-in-chief. He has been working at this for a long time, although it is doubtful if he expected to get all of the teas. ' ' Such is the reward of patience. " On the Tennis Committee we have McLachlin I. Pacaud is our tennis star; he and Ned Rhodes having the highest handicap in the Senior Doubles, the high handicap probably being due to Pacaud ' s playing strength. On the water VB is our closest rival. But we ought to be able to hold them, as we are tied with them in numbers. We have McLachlin I, Mayburry, Stanfield, and Ritchie ; of these McLachlin is the keennest as he goes down whenever he gets a chance. In the Gym we are well represented. Here we have VB beaten. On the Team there are McLachlin I, Mayburry, Ritchie, Ross I, Stanfield I, Pacaud, Robertson, and Grant. We also hope to have a secondary Team which will compete with other forms, such as VB and the forms lower in the School — IVb, IVa, etc. We confidently expect to win victories with this team, particularly against VB, who is our greatest rival. In outdoor fights VB has showed that it can hold out against us, but we can beat it with the assistance of a very few of our ally IVc, as has already been proved. Things we would like to know : — ■ Where Biggar got the HAT ? What sort of Brilliantine Bogert uses? Where Cameron got his accent? Where Drummond gets his grease? Why Grant always goes home in Gilmour ' s car? Why MacKenzie is such a good examjple of Darwin ' s theory? Where Mayburry got his complexion? (HULL) Who taught McLachlin to wave his hair? Where McMaster ' s letters come from? Why Merrett uses powder? When Farnol will dedicate a book to Oppe? What interests Pacaud in McMaster ' s letters? Where Ritchie goes on Sundays? Why Ross has planned to spend a week at Alexandria Bay? Whether Stanfield patronizes home industries? (Stanfield ' s Unshrinkable) . Why Wilson never misses a meal? Stanfield (Translating: ' il etait un homme de vie ' !) " He was a regular he-man! " The AsJiiurian 19 IVB. At cricket, Oppe II won us glory by taking five wickets in a senior trial game. The promising tennis stars are Carsley II, Oppe II, Mac- Brien I, and Mickles I. Currier, Graham, MacBrien, and Slessor are all entering the gym. competition. — ' 0 — Graham (who is near the bottom of the class). ' ' Well, Mac, you and I are running this class. " — • 0 — IVA I. Dew A r H. Stan F ield J. B. M 0 rgan J. Guth R ie S. Ga M ble J. C. Br 0 die F. P. Hardy T. C ann C. P R ior G. SO utham J. C. W ilson S. B. Gilmour — 0 — UP TO DATE SONG HITS. I love me. Oh ! Frenchie. Mother Machree. Why should I cry over you. That red-headed man. Bonnie Dundee. Bebe, Bebe, Bebe be mine. -Cut yourself a piece of cake. Mickey, pretty Mickey. Just a little bit of heaven. I ' m Archibald. Oh ! Annabelle -The star-spangled banner. -Runnin ' wild. Carsley II. — Chateauvert — Cowans. — Currier — Duguid — Graham — MacBrien — McLachlin. — Mickles — Macphail. — Oppe. — Slessor. — Humphrey — Clarke. — 20 The Ashburian III. This is the third form, talking for itself. Like most people we say things with music ; so first we will introduce our pianists, Adam, Pat, and Thornton. Then comes our great violinist, Albert : he beats them all when playing ' Over the hills and far away " ; but the only trouble is that he doesn ' t get far enough away. Then comes our Bright Spark Eliot, who thinks every one is a dumbell who doesn ' t get over 99%. Then we have Ted, who knows so much about Geography that he thinks Montreal is a continent; then Billy, our wonderful cricketer, shipped from Australia ; and then Junior, our fast bowler, who bowls so fast that the only time the other side see the ball is when it is in the wicket keeper ' s hands. There ' s a fine bunch for you! LIBRARY NOTES. SOME books have been bought this term, and many have been given. We thank Irvine, McCurdy, Jarvis, and every one else who has been generous. We hope that if any one enjoys a book during the summer, he will remember us, and pass it on to us if he can. Some of the new books are reviewed below. E. K. ' ' Scaramouche " , by Raphael Sabatini. Mr. Sabatini ' s genius for writing historical novels is yet again in evidence in this tale of the French Revolution. Filled with the glamour, romance, and adventure of the period, this book presents the most vivid of duels and the most fascinating of love affairs. The Asliburian 21 The denouement of the story is characteristic of Sabatini ; for it is startling and much truer to life than is usual in novels. D. R. M. ' ' Rodney Stone " , by Conan Doyle. This is one of Conan Doyle ' s best books. The outstanding characters are two boys, one of them a boxer, who is under the patronage of a great Corinthian of the early part of the nine- teenth century. The other boy is this man ' s nephew. The book contains numerous exciting incidents, such as prize-fights and a race from Brighton to London behind thoroughbred horses. This book certainly shows Conan Doyle ' s power of telling a good story. H. C. " Sir Nigel " , by Conan Doyle. This book is one of the latest additions to our library. The scenes are laid in the Fourteenth Century, in the time of chival- rous bravery. Nigel is the son of Sir Nigel of the House of Loring, who was killed in a sea battle. The House of Loring has been deprived of most of its possessions by the Cistercian Monastery; so Nigel goes to France and wins great fame and honour under the banner of the Black Prince. He is knighted and comes home to claim a bride. The book is full of thrills and will appeal to anyone who likes to read of fights and adventures. F. R. D. ' ' The White Company " , by Conan Doyle. This book is the sequel of Sir Nigel. The White Company is a band of adventurous soldiers who have formed themselves into a regiment and asked ir Nigel to take command. , He does so, and the Company gets its fill of adventure. The hero is Sir Nigel ' s squire. He saves the company when it has been surprised by a great force of Frenchmen and Spaniards ; and so wins his spurs. The book is well worth reading : it is brimming over with excitement. F. R. D. " Bull-Dog Drummond " , b} " Sapper " . This fine story opens with the hero receiving answers to his advertisement for an exciting occupation. As is fitting, he finds a young woman to rescue. She is in the power of a most villainous anti-social conspirator, who is in league with an international crook; and the hero has to deal with some difficulties, such as a deadly pendulum, a gorilla, and an acid bath. The adventures are all they should be; and there is also humour, and the proper happy ending. J. W. R. 22 The Ashburian ' ' Jeremy and Hamlet " , by Hugh Walpole. This is the story of a young boy and his dog, cleverly told and unlike any other book of its kind. Mr. Walpole is certainly good at writing about children : he knows his material. In " Jere- my and Hamlet " he tells of a young boy ' s adventures at school and at home. Jeremy ' s first afternoon dance, his midnight run around the cathedral, and Hamlet ' s many fights, all afford plenty of amusing reading. D. R. M. ' ashburiamV SCHOOL YELL CONTEST SCHOOL YELL CONTEST. WE WANT BIGGER AND BETTER YELLS ! We ' re tired of using, year after year, the same old yells, and those not home-made. Let ' s have some of our own! A PRIZE will be given for the best new and original school yell sent in to the Ashburian before the publication of its next number. What the prize will be has not yet been determined. Various suggestions have been made : a megaphone, ornamented and en- graved; a course of lessons in voice production; appointment to the office of Root-Leader. But whatever the prize is it will be WORTH WINNING. Keep your yells fairly short ; give them good vowel sounds, and a good swing: make them in every way fit to be shouted, bawled, rooted, liooted, beFowed, brayed, shrieked, squeaked, The Ashhurian 23 droned, groaned, whooped, gasped, and in general uttered so as to be distinctly and melodiously audible. The winning yell will be published in the next number; also some of the unsuccessful ones, if they are good. Any one connected with Ashbury may compete : Members of the school. Old Boys, the Staff, Parents — every one. DO YOUR DUTY! SEND IN YOUR YELL! — 0 — OUR EDITORS. These two (unless the rumours lie) In private scrap like dog and cat ; For one is withered, sour, and dry, The other unctuous, genial, fat ; And pilgrims wandering to the Wing Can hear resouding down the stair The furious taunt of Mr. K — , The fierce riposte of Mr. K- - . Ea ' ch contribution we sulbmit Makes the dissension worse; for if One Editor is pleased with it, It ' s sure to bore the other stiff; What makes one partner want to swear Will make the other dance and sing; What gets a laugh from Mr, K- - Extorts but tears from Mr. K — . When, with confusion and distress, The feared and fatal day draws nigh On which the paper goes to press, 0 see the fur and feathers fly ! Impassioned hours of struggle bring Disordered clothes, dishevelled hair — A limping gait for Mr. K — , A blackened eye for Mr. K- -. Could milk and acid calmly blend, Could vinegar dissolve in grease. We might expect the discord ' s end, The Golden Age, the bliss of peace. Alas ! the dream is vain as fair ! We must submit to suffering. We cannot alter K — and K- - ; So must put up with K- - and K — . 24 The Ashburian THE FOILED BURGLAR: A TRAGEDY IN ONE ACT. Scene: The parlour of a rich man ' s home. Time: One o ' clock in the morning. Characters : A burglar, two butlers and a voice. The room is dark. A burglar enters, and prowls around for a little while. At last he speaks in a low, husky tone of voice : I have been in jail for the last ten years, and am out of practice in cracking safes. (Flashes his torch on an object). That is indeed a strange sort of safe; it has two dials and does not look very strong. How very foolish these people are nowadays ! I shall try and find the combination. (Goes over and turns a dial at random.) A voice: And Granny Fox said to Pedro the Skunk, " Go and put on your rubbers immediately " . The burglar is so astonished that with a yell of terror he falls unconscious to the floor, and is captured by two butlers who are awakened by the noise. The moral of this play is : Always keep up with the times. — 0 — THE BELLS. 0 hear the rising bells Electric bells ! What a world of misery their raucous note foretells ! When we wake With a groan As they scream in monotone, And we ache in every bone At that frightful throbbing drone And we execrate the bells. And we wish them down in wells, As they shriek. As they squeak, And to weary ears they speak With incessant fiendish joy. For these bells they have no souls: They are ghouls. 0 curses on the bells Bells Bells As another night tranquillity their ghastly tune expels. J. S. 0. The Ashburian 25 THE LIFE AND WORK OF A CERTAIN APPLE. One apple in my orchard grew, One little fruit of greenish hue ; Warmed by the sun and wet by the dew, It grew. I watched it always the day through, Guarding ' gainst Johnnie ' s roughneck crew That little apple meant for a stew ; ' Tis true. One night passing my orchard through, That apple dawned into the view Of Johnnie Jones and his roughneck crew. Mon Dieu ! Up at the apple wood they threw ; Down from the tree on which it grew Fell the fruit of greenish hue. Poor stew! One took a bite, another a chew. Well then some trou ble began to brew, Trouble the doctor couldn ' t subdue — Too true. Under the sky of greenish blue, Under the turf where apple trees grew. They planted John and his roughneck crew. Boo-Hoo ! Well now for the lesson, then I ' m through : Leave apples alone of greenish hue Till they are ripe and ready for you. Adieu. MARGARET MURRIE ' S MAIL. (1) Do you think I could wear a lavender shirt to the advantage of my complexion? (2) Are eight helpings of soup too many according to the rules set down in the Book of Eti- quette ? 26 The Ashhurian (1) Let us talk of something else. (2) To quote from the Book of Etiquette : A guest at dinner should never ask for a second helping of any dish. However the host or hostess may offer to provide a second h elping to anyone of the guests who has disposed of his first helping. In this case the guest may acknowledge it with a smile, or if his appetite is entirely satis- fied, he may refuse it with a polite word of thanks. " I would be most obliged if you would suggest some feasible excuse which would exempt me from Cadet Parades for at least two weeks. Ans. — Have you tried the Thursday steamed pudding? Need I fear a chemical action taking place by eating Jello after our Friday dinner, with a dress parade two hours later? Ans. — No, there is no danger in a dress parade if you are careful. But avoid any violent or abrupt motion, or you may explode. J. W. R. J. B. H. FOOD. 1 For breakfast we have cereal Of nourishing material, Liver which is so offended If one does not think it splendid. For dinner we have viands tasty With mashed potatoes, sometimes pasty; Then a pudding, quite a mound, " Which makes one feel so large and round. The Ashburian 27 For supper we ' ve all kinds of meat, With nice red sauce to make it sweet ; Milk and honey, jam and jelly, Please the tongue and plump the belly. Do you hint at indigestion? Not a murmur! There ' s no question That our menu is a winner With cadet-corps after dinner ! J. C. M. — 0 — A VAIN WISH. When dreary masters rant and prose, And keep my body from repose With answers, proofs, analysis, 0 how I long to be at Loew ' s, Where far from benches, chalk, and ink, The soft lights glimmer, green and pink. And gentle silence laps me round. And I need neither speak nor think. J. B. C. — 0 — JOKES PAGE. Latest Song Hit — ' ' Chemistry Blues " . The words aren ' t much, but oh, that air ! 28 The Ashhurian Pedagogue (in restaurant) : " Waiter, bring me a glass of hock — hie, haec, hoc. " (Five minutes later) Waiter, didn ' t I order a glass of hock? Learned waiter: " Yes, sir; but afterwards you declined it, sir. " Anxious Mother: " Now, Henry, be sure to telephone me after you have done that awful experiment with carbon mono- xide. " « ' ' Oh, that reminds me I must go to the hair-dresser ' thought the girl as she passed the shingle factory. " Where ' s your brother this morning, Sammy? " G--b-e II: Oh, sir, he got a puncture. " Shakespeare seems to have played Mah Jongg in his day: we so often come across the word " Chough " in his plays. " Wherfe is your father now, William? " " Why he ' s over in Greece collecting statues and Fallen Arches " . ( " How are you progressing over there? " , writes a European in a letter to his missionary friend in a remote part of Africa. These lines among others appear in his answer: " We are quite encouraged by our latest success ; we have started the cannibals using knives and forks " . " Now sure j someone can tell me a case of Hendiadys " . " Yes, sir. That ' s some kind of grain what ' s mixed with the chicken feed. " We should like to know who sent back the School ' s Friday trout because it was marked C.O.D. Mr. K. : " Tell me what you know about Fielding " . Oppe II: " Not much, sir. I always Bowl " . The Ashburian 29 ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS SUBMITTED TO OUR DUM- BELLS ' CORRESPONDENCE COLUMN Yes, Giascutus, caterpillars relish extended leaves. No, Minni-ha-ha, an Indian Club is not where the Iroquois held their war-dance. No, Eustace, t|he potato hug isn ' t as easily caught as the radio bug. ' No, Ezekiel, do not mistake a stationary slip for a position on the cricket field. No, No, Nora, Ethyl Alcohol did not make as great a hit as Chlorine. Yes, Dumnorix , there ' s very little difference between peas and beans. No, Rufus, the cricket crease is not the Prince of Wales ' stj le of wearing trousers. No, Mephistopheles, Three Star Hennessy is not a constable in the R.C.M.P. Yes, Epaminondas, the World Record is an American make but it is not as good as Apex. No, Abinadab, don ' t be led to think that hair groom is the name of a stable hand. No, Archibald, there ' s no danger of being drowned when you fall in on Friday — unless it ' s ttvo deep. No, Agam,emnon, Gillett s Lye was not the greatest falsehood ever told. He is so dumb he thinks that : — ■ 1. Parallel Bars are a new kind of candy. 2. Dumbells are rung in churches. 3. Ink wells are found in the ground. 4. A rum-runner is a messenger boy. 5. A curling rink is a hairdressing parlour. 6. A football coach is what the teams ride in. 7. Cricket is an insect. 8. Ned Rhodes is a new highway. 9. Air currents are a new kind of fruit. 10. Shoe trees grow at the foot of family trees. 11. A shoe horn is used to call shoe-makers in to dinner. 12. Air pockets are part of an aviator ' s uniform. 30 The Ashhurian The following are nominated for the ' ' Hall of Shame ' ' : The Conservative who still whistles ' Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Shean ' ' ; The lazy brute who simply will not sit up when you ' re reading a novel behind him in study; The imbecile who reminds the master of the homework, when we think we have successfully led him astray ; The expert who uses your brown polishing brush on his black shoes ; The enthusiast for cleanliness who uses up all the hot water before you have taken your bath ; The week-ender who takes home all the gramophone records and only leaves " Bananas " for you to play while he ' s away; The scribe who passes the ink smeared note in class ; The maid who says that there ' s no more pie; The nurse who keeps you in the infirmary over the week-end, and lets you out on Monday morning ; The person — man, woman, or child — who rings the rising-bell in the morning; The gourmet who actually smiled while eating an egg; The gluttton who gorges himself,, and puts McCreery ' s out of bounds ; The hunter who sets the mouse-trap right where you get out of bed in the morning; The girl who calls you up during the study ; The tagger who robs you of your last five cents, and leaves you penniless on Sparks Street when your leave expires in fifteen minutes. 32 The Ashiurian CONTEMPORARIES We acknowledge with thanks the receipts of the following con- temporaries : Acta Ridleiana, Albanian, St. Andrews Eeview, Felstedian, Wykehamist, Lawrentian, Argus. 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Sparks Elgin Streets CONTENTS Page School Notes 3 Cadet Corps Inspection 5 Closing Day 6 Sports 8 Characters of the Cricket XI 9 First XI Averages 10 Cricket Games 10 Tennis 12 Gym. Competition 12 Football 13 Characters of the Team 15 Football Matches, First Team 17 Football Matches, Second Team . 25 Intermediate Football 26 Junior Football 27 Cross-country Race 27 Cadet Corps 29 Library Notes 30 Valete 31 New Boys . . . . . 32 Old Boys ' News 33 Old Boys vs. All Comers 35 Form Notes 37 Cross-word Puzzle 41 A Summer ' s Cruise 42 Yell Competition 44 A Pictorial Fragment 46 Jokes Column 47 Autograph page 49 Contemporaries 51 die 3l6purian Editors. . . : Mr. E. Ker, Mr. H. King Advertising Manager and Treasurer Mr. W. H. Hewitt SCHOOL NOTES. WE .all regret the Ic s from our Staff of Miss Mary Edwards, who for so many years has been associated with Ashbury. A very large number of boys received their early ground- ing at her hands, and they will always remember her kindly care and attention.. Miss Edwards has started a small Preparatory School in Ottawa, and she has the best wishes of u.s all . for her continued success. _q Mr. Hewitt, for so long a time ou.r Physical Instructor, has found it necessary to give up his work among us. We cannot speak too highly of what Mr. Hewitt accomplished during his many years at Ashbury. While we all regret his absence from us as Physical Instructor, we are more than glad to know that he will continue to act as Business Manager of this Magazine, and thus keep up his association with the School. — 0 — We welcome as a new member of our Staff Mr. J. R. Pat- tisson, whose work lies largely amongst the Ju.nior boys. Mr. Pattisson was educated at Clifton College and at Pembroke Col- lege, Oxford, and Has had three years experience in first class Preparatory Schools at home. He is a keen sport, and will prove of great assistance in the Junior field. — 0 — We have been fortunate in securing the services of a first rate Physical Instructor in Sergeant Major Stone, who joined us this September. He has had a long period of service with the Hampshire Rr:?iment in the Old Country, and has seen a good deal of active service abroad. He has for some years been on the P. T. Staff at Aldershot, and is thoroughly effieient and up to date in his methods. He gives up his whole time to the School, and we are thus able to devote a good deal more time to Physical Training than has previously been the case. Every boarder now has a period each day for Physical training, and already the good results of this are evident. The Sergeant Major has charge of the Gymnasium, the Cadet Corps, and the Eifle shooting ; and we are confident that these various activities will show increased smart- ness and efficiency under his able direction. We all offer him a hearty welcome to Ashbury. — 0 — We congratulate Miss WooUcombe and Mr. Brodie on their engagement. 4 The Ashhurian Colonel J. W. Woods, our President, paid us one of his al- ways Avelcome visits early in October. He gave a short address to the School, in which he urged the boys who had lately joined us to appreciate their advantages and to live up to their responsi- bilities. He concluded by asking the Headmaster for a half holiday to be given the first fine day that week. — 0 — Shortly before the Thanksgiving Recess we had the pleasure of an official visit from one of our most popular Governors, Mr. Gr. E. Fauquier, who gave a short but most excellent talk to the assembled School. He then asked the Headmaster to grant an extra day ' s holiday, viz., the Friday afternoon before Thanks- giving and the Tuesday morning following it, thus enabling those boys who were leaving town to have a longer Recess. The Head- master very gladly acceded to his request. — 0 — On December 3rd the School was honoured by a visit from Mr. John Lewis Paton, late High-Master of Manchester Grammar School, and one of England ' s noted educationalists. Mr. Paton gave us a most inspiring address in which he pointed out how great a responsibility was at the present time laid upon the youth of the AnglonSaxon race, and how the rest of the civilized world, particularly in war-ridden Europe, was looking to the young men of the British Empire for help in the great task of reconstruction. Mr. Paton closed with a vigorous appeal that we should look upon the inhabitants of the vari ous nations as brothers to be helped, rather than as potential enemies to be conquered. We hope that Mr. Paton, who is a cousin of Mr. Ker, will honour us with another visit before his return to the Old Country. — 0 — Among the old boys who have visited the School this term are : James Armstrong, H. Rutherford, P. McCurdy, D. Monsarrat and E. Rowat. Among Thanksgiving visitors were: A. G. Steven- son, B. Tremain, K. Tremain, A. M. Irvine, H. Wallis, H. B. MadCarthy, E. Fitzgerald, L. G. Clarke, L. Leverin, D. Anderson and J. Dewar. — 0 — We congratulate H. B. MacCarthy on winning an Ottawa Valley Graduates Society Scholarship. — 0 — The Prefects this term are: G. Fauquier (Head), E. N. Rhodes, H. C. V. Cann, F. R. Daniels, K. Cousens, H. Higgins, G. Mayburry, and H. McLachlin. The Ashburian 5 We congratulate Cann and the Football team on their suc- cesses this term. We were especially glad to see the victory over L.C. ' C. here after so many years. — 0 — H. J. Robertson has been elected Captain of Hockey, and F. M. Gobeil Secretary, and we wish them the best of luck for next term. The first practice was held at the Auditorium on November 19th. — 0 — The cavalry squad has been parading on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Mr. Pattisson takes a keen interest in this form of exercise, and is rumoured to extend a guiding hand, or rather rein, to beginners. — 0 — A dancing class is being held again this year, which is at- tended by 14 boys. — 0 — The orchestra has been practising with comparative regularity. It is composed of Dawes and Mickles I (saxophones) ; Higgins and Mackenzie II (Banjos) ; Eoss II (traps) ; Mr. King (piano) ; and two new memibers in Moffat (violin) and Pacau.d (ukelele). They have a firm intention not to disgrace themselves at the School Dance. — 0 — A very large number of boys are taking Boxing lessons this, term from the Sergeant Major. — 0 — We want to thank the Ashburian who hung a wreath on the Memorial Tablet on Armistice Day. — 0 — Because of expense, " The Ashburian " cannot be published three times in this school year. Until further notice it will come out only twice a year, in December and in June. 0 THE CADET CORPS INSPECTION. THE annual Inspection of our Cadet Corps was held on the afternoon of Thursday, May 22nd. The Inspecting Offi- cers were General MacBrien, the Chief of the Staff, and Major V. Heron, District Cadet Officer, an old Ashburian. Cap- tain Stewart Bate, also an old Ashburian, acted as A. D. C. to General MacBrien. The two Platoons of the Corps were put through a number of military manoeuvres, and then marched. 6 The Ashburia7i past the saluting point. In Ms address to the Corps General Mac- Brien complimented the boys on their good appearance and smart- ness of action, and emphasized the many advantages, both physical and mental, that are derived from Cadet Corps work. Major Heron also addressed the hojs, and stated that he was very proud to be able to call himself an old Ashburian. A large number of visitors witnessed the Inspection, and many complimentary remarks were passed as to the smart ap- pearance and work of the Corps. 0 CLOSING DAY AND SPORTS Wednesday, June 11th, 1924. S usual the weather favoured us on our Closing Day, and a very large number of guests, both from Ottawa and out of town, were present. The chief featu.re of the afternoon was the official opening of the New Memorial Wing by His Excellency Lord Byng, the Governor General of Canada. The Sports, which the records show to have been above the School average, took place first, and then every one gathered out- side the Main Entrance of the Wing. Prom the steps the Bishop of Ottawa held a short dedicatory service, the singing in which " was led by the School choir. A very handsome Bronze Tablet ' Containing the names of all the Ashburians who fell in the late War was then solemnly unveiled by His Excellency; and at the fconcltision of this the guests went into the new Gymnasium, and :the Governor General declared the Wing formally opened. A very smart Gymnastic Exhibition was then given by a picked team, after which we all adjourned for tea. The final item in the afternoon ' s programme was the distribution of the Form and of the Sports Prizes, which as usual was held under the large elm tree in the middle of the front lawn. Col. J. W. Woods, our President, was in the Chair, and His Excellency the Governor General gave a most inspiring talk on the Preservation of Ideals. Mr. Taylor, for many years a House Master at Marlborough, also said a few words about the advantages of the Public School System. The Form Prizes, presented by His Excellency, were : VI. Form H. B. MacCarthv, E. FitzRandolph. VB. J. Wilson, H. C. Cann. VA. C. E. Pacaud, J. Cameron, J. Ritchie. The Ashhurian 7 IVC. G. Moffat, D. Ferguson, E. Sangster. IVB. A. Macphail, J. Minnes, J. Currier. IVA. H. Stanfield, B. Gilmour. 111. C. Eliot, T. Grier. 11. R. Wodehouse, J. Rowley, R. Powell. 1. D. Fauquier. Governor General ' s Medal, H. B. MacOarthy. The Nelson Shield, A. M. Irvine. The Birch Prize for Music, A. Fauquier. The Challenge Cups and the various Sports Prizes, won during the afternoon, were presented by Mrs. J. W. Woods, Mrs. J. B. Eraser, and Mrs. G. E. Fauquier. The Fleming Cup for Senior Sports, A. M. Irvine. The Stanley Wright Cup for Intermediate Sports, J.W.Currier. The Aylwin Cup for Junior Sports, A. B. Brodie. The Southam Cup, L. G. Clarke. Shooting Prizes : The Palmer Rifle, E. FitzGerald. • The Scott Cup, H. J. Robertson. The O ' Connor Cup, K. Cousens. The Cox Cup, A. Farr. The " White " Spoons, B. Hamilton. Gymnastic Prizes : The Connaught Cup, W. G. Ross. Form Medals : VB. 0. Dawes. VA. J. W. Ritchie and C. E. Pacaud. IVC. J. S. Irwin. IVB. and IVA. J. K. Graham. The Woods Cup, No. 2 Platoon (Lieut. H. Wallis). Cricket Prizes : First Eleven Batting Average, C. E. Pacaud. First Eleven Bowling Average, A. Grant. First Eleven most improved Cricketer, R. Daniels. Intermediate best all-round Cricketer, T. Cann. Intermediate best Bowler, J. S. Oppe. Junior Cricket, A. B. Brodie. Tennis Prizes : Open Singles, H. B. MacCarthy. Senior Doubles, H. Robertson and A. Grant. Intermediate Doubles, J. Minnes and J. MacBrien. Junior Doubles, E. Beardmore and A. Fauquier. 8 The Ashburian THE SPORTS. THE Sports programme was slightly curtailed this year owing to the fact that the ceremony of opening the new Wing made the list of events for the afternoon rather longer than usual. The arrangements worked well, and the programme was completed up to time. Three school records were broken. H. Cann jumped 5 feet 2% inches in the Senior High Jump, and J. W. Currier cleared 4 feet 9 inches in the Intermediate High Jump. B. MacLaren threw the cricket ball 104 yards 2 feet 10 inches. RESULTS. 100 yards Open — 1. A. M. Irvine; 2. R. Daniels. 10 4-5 sees. 440 yards Handicap Intermediate — 1. R. Mickles; 2. J. Irvin. 64 2-5 sees. 120 yards Hurdles Open — 1. A. M. Irvine; 2. A. Grant. 15 4-5 sees. 100 yards Junior- — 1. el. Brodie; 2. P. Smellie. 14 sees. High Jump Intermediate — 1. J. Currier; 2. T. Cann. 4 feet 9 inches. 220 vards Handicap Junior — 1. S. Q-amhle; 2. P. Smellie. 32 3-5 sees. High Jump Senior — 1. H. V. Cann; 2 . A. M. Irvine. 5 feet 2% inches. 100 yards Handicap Forms I II— 1. P. Smellie ; 2. F. Black- burn. 14 sees. Relay Race Three-quarter Mile (aggregate age of each team 56 years) — P. Smellie, J. Irvin, R. Mickles, and H. Robertson. 3 minutes 10 sees. Old Boys ' Race — 1. Pemberton ; 2. Graham. 100 yards Intermediate — 1. J. Currier; 2. R. Mickles. 12 1-5 sees. 880 yards Handicap Open — 1. J. Minnes; 2. D. Anderson; 3. A. M. Irvine, 2 minutes 22 2-5 sees. Throwing the Cricket Ball— B. MacLaren; 2. A. Grant. 104 yards 2 feet 10 inches. Long Jump Open — 1. B. MacLaren ; 2. A. Grant, 18 ft. 11 in. The Ashhurian 9 CHARACTERS OF THE ELEVEN, 1924. L. G. Clarke. A. M. Irvine. An excellent captain, and undoubtedly the most useful member of the team, coming second in both batting and bowling averages. An aggres- sive right hand bat, particularly strong on the off, whose main fault is lack of care in opening an innings. A slow left hand bowler, whose suc- cess is due to a consistently good length. A safe field. A good bat who has not had the success he deserved. Not a fast scorer, but he covers his wicket well, and has made some useful stands at critical moments. A safe field. E. FitzRandolph. A left hand batsman who went in first, and, though not a big scorer, was very difficult to dislodge. Played right through the innings against Mr. Macauley ' s XI, when the rest of the side collapsed. A fair point field. A. Grant. A good fast bowler with an easy action and a little off break. When he learns to keep a bet- ter length when bowling at top speed, he will be extremely good. Shows promise of becoming a good aggressive bat. An erratic fielder, some- times brilliant. H. Wallis. Has batted well in practice, but has had no luck in matches. Plays his strokes with power, but is slow in judging the pitch of a ball. A fair catch, and a weak ground field. C. D. MoNSARRAT. Greatly improved by the end of the season, and was beginning to bat with confidence. A fair field. Might become a useful slow bowler. F. R. Daniels. A greatly improved bat who covers his wicket well, and, when set, can drive strongly. A good ground field, but has dropped easy catches. F. M. Gobeil. a useful medium-pace change bowler with a deceptive flight. As a bat he promised well, but has been disappointing. Catches and throws well. B. MacLaren. a useful change bowler with a high action which makes the ball come fast off the pitch. A powerful hitter who has knocked up several useful scores. A safe field with a strong throw. 10 The Ashiurian E. Pacaud. a very promising young player who came top of the batting averages. Has an excellent de- fence, and scores mostly off leg balls. Should become a good field. E. N. Rhodes. Much improved as a wicket keeper. Does not let many byes, and has been learning to stump. Has also developed into a stone-wall batsman. H. C. V. Cann. Is shaping well both with bat and ball, and has figured in several exciting last wicket stands. A good field. 0 FIRST ELEVEN BATTING AVERAGES. Highest Innings. Not out. Soore, Total. Average. C. E. Pacaud. .. . 9 1 58 133 16.63 L. a. Clarke 10 0 74 157 15.70 H. C. V. Cann. . . . 6 2 45 62 15.50 R. Daniels 10 0 31 119 11.90 B. MacLaren.. . . 7 0 24 70 10 E. FitzRandolph. 11 2 22 84 9.33 F. G-obeil 11 1 26 82 8.20 A. Grant 8 0 33 62 7.75 A. M. Irvine 10 1 13 56 6.22 E. N. Rhodes. ... 8 2 8 " 25 4.17 D. Monsarrat 7 1 6 23 3.83 H. Wallis 10 1 11 19 2.11 BOWLING AVERAGES. Overs. Maidens. Euns. Wickets. Average, A. Grant.... 79.1 16 172 32 5.38 L.G. Clarke. . 110 28 282 41 6.88 F. Gobeil.... 72.2 14 179 20 8.95 B. MacLaren. 61 16 137 9 15.22 CRICKET GAMES. ASHBUEY vs. L. G. CHANCE ' S XI— MAY 31st, 1924. Ashbury. FitzRandolpih, run out . 8 Pacaud, Ibw, b. Tattersall 16 Daniels, b. Tattersall 4 Clarke, c. Vernon, b. Goirdon.... 11 Irvine, e. Orbinski, b. Chance. . 4 Gobeil, b. Chance 0 Grant, b. Gordon 1 MacLaren, b. Morris 24 Wallis, b. Gordon 0 L. G. Chance ' s XI. P. H. MoTris, b. MacLaren 33 L. G. Chance, b. Clarke 0 M. H. Vernon, b. Clarke 0 C. W. Lewis, b. Clarke 2 J. A, E. Woodhouse, b. MacLaren 14 P. M. Orbinski, Ibw, b. Gran . . 16 Ool. Hertzberg, run out 3 Maj. Gordon, not out 8 k. L. Watson, Ibw, b. Grant .... 0 The AsJihiirian 11 Rho ' des, c. Gordon, b. Morris 2 Cann, not out 5 Extras 9 Rev. J. Dixon, b. Grant 6 W. Tattersall, b. Grant 1 Extras 12 Total. Total 84 ASHBURY vs. GOVEENMENT HOUSE— JUNE 4th, 1924. Aslibury. Pacaud, c. Dixon, b. Edwards... 0 FitzRandolpli, b. Edwards 2 Daniels, c. Gordon, b. Chance. ... 14 Clarke, b. Morris 11 Irvine, c. Orbinski, b. Chance. . . 0 Gobeil, Ibw, b. Edwards 9 Grant, b. Edwards 12 MacLai ' en, c.Hitchnian, b.Edwards 7 Monsarrat, b. Edwards 1 Wallis, b. Chance 2 Rhodes, not out 1 Extras 6 Government House. Sergt. R. Edwards, b. Clarke 2 P. H. Morris, b. Clarke 9 Com. J. A. E. Woodhouse, run out 21 Col. H. F. E. Hertzberg, b. Clarke 2 Capt. L. G. Chance, Ibw, b. Gobeil 13 Capt. P. M. Orbinski, c. Rhodes, b. MacLaren 11 Rev. J. H. Dixon, e. Grant, b. MacLaren 2 L. Hitchman, b. Gobeil 2 Col. S. H. Hill, run out 3 Staff Sgt. E.E.Hitcbman, not out 14 Maj. W.Gordon, c. Daniels, b. Grant 1 Extras 5 Total ASHBURY vs. THE Ashbury. Pacaud, 1 bw, b. Merrett Gobeil, b. Wright Daniels, b. Wright Clarke, b. Wrig ht Irvine, b. Wright FitzRandolpli, c.Wilson, b. Wright Grant, b. Cassels MacLaren, c. b. Cassels Monsarrat, run out Rhodes, b. Wright Cann, not out Extras 66 Total 85 FATHERS— JUNE 7th, 1924. The Fathers. 0 Mr. Clarke, b. Clarke 0 14 18 Mr. South am, b. Grant 7 Mr. Merrett, b. Grant 12 Mr. Wright, b. Grant 6 1 Mr. Cassels, b. Clarke 27 Mr. Carsley, 1 bw, b. Clarke. . . . 1 8 Mr. Bogert, b. ClaTke 6 Mr. o 8 Mr. McMaster, c. Gobeil, b. Clarke 1 5 Mr. Wilson, b. Clarke 3 5 Mr. Dawes, c. Daniels, b. Gobeil 0 2 Mr. Mickles, b. Clarke 0 Mr. Bowman, b. Gobeil 0 1 Mr. 4 9 Extras 6 74 Total 7o O? the other Cricket Games Ashbury won published in our June Numiber, Vol. VII, No. 5. and lost 1. These were 12 The Ashhurian TENNIS, 1924. WHEN the last number of the Magazine was printed, the tennis tournament was just about to begin. It was car- ried through in the later weeks of the term, and on ' Sports Day the various cups were presented to the winners as follows : — - Open Singles — H. B. MacCarthy. Senior Doubles — H. J. Robertson and A. Grant. Intermediate Doubles — J. Minnes and J. R. MacBrien. Junior Doubles — A. Fauquier and E. Beardmore. These boys are to be congratulated on winning out of so large an entry. The new cou.rts have certainly stimulated an interest in the game throughout the School, for now everyone plays. There is, too, a noticeable desire to learn correct strokes. The courts have been in use every available moment. Further, many boys brought back their racquets after the Summer Holidays, and the courts have been fully occupied even until the brief fall of snow. The surface was much better than could have been expected from new courts, and it will improve from year to year. A further addition is now being made in the matter of net posts. We are having iron posts permanently imbedded in con- crete installed, and this will remove the necessity for guy ropes. We must, however, regretfully resign ourselves to the reflec- tion that before we can again play six long months of winter must intervene, and the courts will be buried under several feet of snow, though a real enthusiast may gaze affectionately at the back stop posts. H. F. W. 0 — GYMNASTIC COMPETITIONS, MAY, 1924. The following are the marks of the competitors : Total Horse. Par.Bars. Hor.Bars. Max : 60. Position. IVa IVb Graham . . 11 9% 16 363 4 Medal. Macphail . . 14 101 2 11 351 2 2nd. Southam I . 101 2 13 32 3rd. IVc Irvin . . . 12 11 14 37 Medal. Gault . . . 7 10 12 29 2nd. Va Vb Ross I . . . 16 18 20 54 Gov. Gen. Cup. Ritchie . . . 171 4 I6I 0 173 4 511 2] Medal. Pacaud . . . 151 2 171 2 I8I 2 511 2) Medal. Dawes . . . 12% 13 19 443 4 Medal. The Ashburian 13 Grant I and Faiiquier I ran very close, each scoring 40 4 points. It is impossible here to describe all the splendid work done by the competitors in the Governor General ' s Cup Competition. Those who saw the exhibition of the Gym. Team last June will realize the hard work the boys must have done to attain the pro- ficiency they have in Gymnastics. To most of the team upstarts, back upstarts, seat circles, etc., seemed quite easy, but those of us who know realize the difficulties in accomplishing the various stunts. We congratulate Ross, the winner of the Gym. Cup, and we wish the others who were so close up, better luck next year. The Voluntaries of Eoss, Ritchie, Pacaud, and Dawes on the Horizontal Bar were exceptionally good, and all the competitors did splendid work on the Parallel Bars. Undoubtedly the new apparatus in the Gym., so kindly donated by the parents, has stimulated the interest of the whole school in the work in the Gymnasium. W. H. H. . — 0 — FOOTBALL, 1924. FOR the last few years Ashbury football reports have been full of excuses. We could not get a coach; we could not get enough matches ; or the team was too light. All these complaints have been remedied this year. In Jess Ketchum we found a good coach, and we are very grateful to him for his voluntary work. Through his efforts and those of the Old Boys we had plenty of practice games. Our team, at any rate in the line, was certainly not light. And as a result w e have had a successful season, which has done something to restore that reputation for football which Ashbury once possessed. The great event of the season was beating L. C. C. after ten years. If the luck had been with us, we would have beaten them on their own ground, but we took our revenge in full measure when they visited us. It is a pity that we did not scrape a victory over B. C. S. after being tied in the third quarter, but they M ere a very fine team, and to have held them to a lead of four points left no regrets, especially as our second team defeated theirs on the same day. The series of games against the Old Boys for the ' ' G.P. " Cup is dealt with elsewhere. They gave valuable experience against weight and rush tactics, and we again express our gratitude to them for their interest. The team McConkey brought against us gave us one of the most interesting games and the closest results of all. There were also two good matches against West- boro High School ; and our victory over the New Edinburgh team, TJie Asliburian 15 with their experience in the league behind them, was one of the best things of the season. The Ashbnry team was good in all departments of the game, but it was in tackling that it shone brightest. McCormick, Ham- ilton and Mackenzie I, at outside wing, were fast to get under kicks and looked deceptively light, but they seldom let the catchers make any yards. Cann and Higgins as secondary defence tackled in a way that took the heart out of many line plungers, while Robertson and Gobeil usually got any one that came past. The line, too, was great on the defensive, and blocked and tackled well, notably Stanfield. Cousens, not content with being a good snap, developed a habit of breaking through to block kicks, and must have at least a dozen such to his credit. The team was not so good when attacking. The plays were often muddled, and the end runs were slow in getting out. This was partly due to our difficulty in finding a quarter back, and, when Gobeil went there, things improved. Rhodes and Higgins were effective line plungers, but they needed holes to go through, and these were often not to be found. Robertson ' s speed often gave us long gains, and his sureness in catching the ball, combined with Gobeil ' s accurate kicking, made an onside kick almost a cer- tain success by the end of tlie season. Gobeil could also carry the ball well, and his kicking, which was very sure, though not long, was a big factor in the team ' s success. Taken all round it was a well-balanced team, and considerably better than Ashbury has had for the last few years. As eight or nine colours should be back next year, the prospects for the future should be good; and there is promising material in the second team and among the Intermediates to uphold the standard that has now been set. H. K. C. 0 FOOTBALL CHARACTERS. Left Inside. Third year on the team. A good line plunger, and held his man well. Left Middle. Third year on the team. A very good line plunger who was responsible for quite a number of touch downs ; got under bucks well. Quarter-back. Second year on the team. Car- ried the ball well, and was very adept with his ' ' straight arm " ; did the kicking for the team, and kicked with judgment. The man on whom the team largely depended. H. McLachlin. E. N. Rhodes. F. M. GOBEIT.. 16 The AsMurian H. KoBERTSON. Right Halfback. Second year on the team. Car- ried the ball exceedingly well, and is fast; a good tackier who always played hard ; has im- proved his catching a good deal. K. CousENS. Snapback. Second year on the team. Did very good work at centre by breaking through the line to block kicks ; tackled hard, and never let a man through the centre. H, ri. HiGGiNS. Flying Wing. Second year on the team. One of the best line plungers on the team; tackled very well, but rather slow at following the ball. A. McCoRMiCK. Ri«» ' ht Outside. Second year on the team. Got do vn ery quickly on the kicks, and tackled well. G. Mayburry. Right Inside. Second year on the team. A good line plunger and held the line well; a good tackier ; improved greatly since last year. J. Stanfield. Right Middle. Second year on the team. A good line plunger and especially good at tack- ling; improved greatly since last year. B. Hamilton. Left Outside. First year on the team. Got down on the kicks well, and seldom missed a tackle. J. Fauquier. Left Halfback. First year on the team. Tackled well, and Vv ' as a fairly good ball carrier; should make a good half next year if he improves his catching. C. Camsell. Spare. First year on the team. A fairly good ball carrier but should be faster; should try to plaj harder ; if his catching improves, will m ike a good halfback next year. J. RiTniiE. Sr are linesman. First year on the team. Tack- led well at tim es; plays best at centre; should be useful next year. A. Mackenzie. Spare Outside. First year on the team. Tackled well and worked hard, but is handicapped by lack of weight. H. C. Y. Cann (( aptain). Flying Winp ' . Second year on the team. Came from outside wing to flying wing this season, and this position well suited him. A fine tackle, he had the right weight to stop line plunges and the speed to overtake many end runs. Could also carry the ball well in an open field. An excellent captain on the field, wl.ose keciiiicss Miid conscientious training were a valuable cxnniple to the -whole team. The AslibiD ' iait 17 F. Gobeil Ashbury vs. L. C. C. H. Cann. RESULTS OF GAMES FOR SEASON 1924. Date. Opponents. Ashbury. Visitors, Eesult. Sept. 26- -Old Boys 16 15 Won. Oct. 3- -Old Bovs 15 17 Lost. 8- — McConkey s Team 7 6 Won. 10- -Old Boys 10 10 Drawn . 11- -Westboro Ilioh 10 10 Drawn. 13- — L. C. C. (awav) 5 10 Lost. 17- -Old Bovs 16 20 Lost. ■ 22- —Westboro High 19 12 Won. 24- -Old Boys 10 6 Won. 27- -B. C. S. (awav) 9 13 Lost. Nov. 1- -L. C. C 14 3 Won. 15- -New Edinburgh Juniors 11 10 Won. 18 The Aslbhiirian Second Team. Date. Opponents. Oct. 24 — Westboro High Interm. . . . 27— B. C. S. Second 30— AVestboro High Ashbnrv. Visitors. Result. 34 11 1 9 8 4 Won . Won. Lost. — 0- ASHBURY vs. WESTBORO HIGH, OCT. 4th. This first game against Westboro resulted in a draw. In the first half Ashbnrv was leading by 10-0, bnt in the second half Fraser of the Westboro team fell on a fumbled catch and scored a touch, while Turner after a long run crossed our line again. The final score was 10-10. The line up was : — Ashhury. Westhoro. .4 Trvin Quarter A. Robinson Gobeil Halves Turner Robertson McMonickle Fauquier II ' B. Robinson Stanfield I Flying Wing Ilenrv Cousens Snap Baird Ritchie Insides Glen Camsell Sutherland Mayburry Middles Fraser McLachlin I Gibson Hamilton Outsides C. Ketchum McCormick Ross Daniels Subs. Ditchfield Mackenzie I Maloney McCONKEY ' S TEAM (THE GLEBE) vs. ASHBURY COLLEGE, OCT. Sth. This was a closely fought game, the final score being 7-6 for the Scliool. Our team seemed a bit stronger, but we did not walk- over our opi)onents by any means. They scored a rouge in the first two minutes of play by kicking over our line. We were able to do the same l)efore five minutes had passed, and the score stood 1-1. The Gh4)e scored a touch halfway through the first half, but faihul to convert, making the score 6-1 for the Glebe. This seemed to wake (iiir Icaiii up, aud we wei-c abb ' to keep the ball on their si(h " of Ihc fichl till half time. Pacaud -0- The AsJiburian 19 It was the same story in the first part of the second half, until the other team seemed to weaken, and by a series of bucks Ashbury worked down to the opposing line, where Gobeil pushed the ball over. lie made a beautiful convert from the side of the field, bringing the score up to 7-6 for the School. The game was hard fought to the last whistle, but neither team managed to score again. Ashbury 7, Glebe 6. Ashbury line up : — - Cousens, Snap ; Ritchie and Mayburry, Insides ; Camsell and M ' oLachlin I, Middles ; Cann I and Mackenzie I, Wings ; Irvin, Quarter; Rhodes and Stanfield I, Flying Wings; Robert- son and Gobeil, Backs; Pacaud and McMaster, Subs. This game was played on October 13th on the L.C.C. grounds. Although Ashbury had a slightly heavier team they lacked team work and had a little bad luck, so that L.C.C. won by nine points to five. First Quarter. — The game opened well, and for the first eight minutes play centred around the middle of the field, but owing to a fumbled catch on our part L.C.C. secured on our twenty-five yard line, and Calder dropped a goal. Second Quarter. — Ashbury opened with some good line plunges but were forced to kick, and L.C.C. w orked their way up the field. With the help of a ten yard gain on an off side, Robert- son of LjCjC. went over for a touch. It was not converted. Third Quarter. — Both teams were fighting hard, but neither managed to score. Fourth Quarter. — The last period opened with Ashbury fight- ing desperately. Nevertheless L.C.C. obtained another point by downing Robertson behind the goals. Ashbury then plunged to L.C. ' C. ' s twenty-five yard line, but lost the ball on a forward pass. However LjCjC. was held and Cousens blocked the kick; Rhodes picked up the ball and passed to McLachlin, who went over for our only tally. It was not converted. ■0 — ASHBURY vs. L. C. C, OCT. 13th. L.C.C. 8, Ashbury 0. Ashhury. Cousens Mayburry McLachlin I LINE UP. Snap Insides L.C.C. 9, Ashbury 5. L. C. C. Earle Binnie Brodie 20 The AsJiburian Stanfield I IVJ-lLLLlico Donaldson (Capt.) Rhodes Johnson Cann I (Capt.) 1 in " C!1 ri PC! J LI LolLLc. Ferg ' uson ]Mc C ormick Couch Faucjuicr II TriT ' in(T 1 n (TC! J. i- J -ii VV -illgki ivicjoricie ITi o ' cririQ Irvin Quarter JtioDerxson Gobeil Backs Webster Robertson C alder Lafleur Hamilton Subs. Marler Camsell Paterson Pacand Porteous Mackenzie I Cowie ASHBUEY vs. WESTBORO HIGH, OCT. 22nd. Ashbury won this game by 19 points to 12. We were a superior team, two unfortunate fumbles giAdng Westboro their two touches. In the first quarter, a fumble behind the line enabled West- boro to make their first touch. Oobeil soon afterwards dropped a goal, and Rhodes later made a good run for a touch. — Ashbury 8, Westboro 5. In the second quarter the only score was a rouge made by Westboro. The Ashbury tackling from now on was very good. — Ashburj 8, Westboro 6. In the third quarter Westboro made a rouge, and after a fumbled pass near the Ashbury line they made another touch with a seventy yards ' run. — Ashbury 8, Westboro 12. The fourth quarter showed up Ashbury ' s line-breaking power. Rhodes made another touch from a line plunge, and finally Gobeil made a very good break-through, leaving a number of victims to his straight arm on the way. He himself converted. — Ashbury 19, Westboro 12. The line up was : — Ashhury. We !fI oro. Gobeil Quarter A. Robinson Robertson Halves Turner Fauquier II B. Ro])inson Higgins Flying Wings Henry Cann I Snap McMonickle Cousens Baird The Asliburian 21 Mayburry McLachlin Rhodes Stanfield Hamilton McCormick Camsell Ritchie Mackenzie I In sides Glen Sutherland Frascr (libson C. Ketchnm Ross Ditchfiel-d Maloncy Middles Out sides Subs. ASHBURY vs. B.C.S., OCT. 27tli. This match was played on the M.A.A.A. grounds, and after a particularly hard and clean game, which was full of excitement, a decision was only reached in the last few minutes. We were glad to see so many Old Boys present. The B.C.S. team ran on to the field looking very formidable, outweighing us by a fair margin. We won the toss, and they kicked off against sun and wind. After five minutes ' play Mc- Master scored a touch for them by a very fast end run. They failed to convert. Waters, their captain, who was the best man on the field, made some good kicks, and they gained a number of yards on them, as their wings broke through our line and were down on our backs even before the ball was caught. Gobeil did some very good kicking for us, scoring three dead-lines in succes- sion. Our insides did well stopping their bucks, Higgins using his weight in pushing his man back, and Robertson did some good running on Gobeil ' s onside kicks. Cann tackled well, and Waters for them made some very fast runs. — Ashbury 3, B.C. ' S. 5. In the second quarter both teams started off well. Then they fell on a fumbled ball, and immediately afterwards scored a rouge. After some minutes of hard play, during w hich Rhodes on our team did some good line plunging, they scored two rouges in quick succession. Throughout this quarter our tackling was very good, Cousens doing particularly well. — Ashbury 3, B.C.S. 8. After the kick off in the third quarter Robertson and Fauquier made a number of yards for us by an end run. We then lost yards by a fumble, but Gobeil made up for this by kicking another dead line. After this the play was sheer hard work, neither side scor- ing. — Ashbury 4, B.C.S. 8. The fourth quarter w as the fastest of the four. B.C.S. started off by getting a dead line. Then, when we got the ball, we gained yards steadily, and Rhodes scored a touch by a plunge. This made the score 9 all. The touch was not converted. Both teams pre- pared for the final decision. B.C.S. drew ahead by scoring a rouge, and about five minutes before the end Waters kicked a wonderful drop goal, putting his team ahead by 4 points. The whistle blew, leaving B.C.S. the winners by 13 points to 9. 0. J. D. 22 -L Ht bftU at Kill The line up was :- - Aslihury. B. C. S. Gobeil Quarter Monk Robertson Halves Waters Camsell Blinco Cann I Flying Wings McMaster Higgins Campbell Cons ens Snap Auld McLachlin Sise Maybnrry Insides Hamilton Rhodes O ' Meara Stanfield Middles Barry Hamilton Mitchell McCormick Outsides Reid Fauquier 11 Hanna Mackenzie I Subs. Neil Ritchie Revere ASHBURY vs. LOWER CANADA COLLEGE, NOV. 1st. The return game against L.C.C. was played on Ashbury grounds on Saturday, November 1st., and this time we reversed the result of the game of October 13th., winning by 14 points to 3. The victory was partly due to the fact that Ashbury went hard right from the start, while L.C.C. took some time to get going. Following on an excellent 25 yard run by Robertson, Gobeil got over for a touch. He failed to convert, but shortly afterwards we scored a rouge through McCormick following up a kick and making a tackle behind their line. The rest of the period was confined to long kicks by Gobeil and Morrison and line-play, no further score being made. — Ashbury 6, L.C.C. 0. On the first play of the second period Gobeil gained 65 yards by an unexpected kick, and soon dropped an excellent goal. At this time and in the third quarter, during which neither side scored, L.C.C. played with more determination, but our tackling was too sure to allow them to make many yards. — Ashbury 9, L. G. C. 0. In the last period Rhodes made a touch, and Calder scored L. C. C. ' s onlv i)oints by dropping a very neat goal. — Ashbury 14, L. C. C 3. Ashbury throughout gave an exhibition of almost faultless football. The tackling was always hard and sure, the wings, Hig- gins and Cann, making short work of any opponent who came through the line. The outsides, Hamilton and McCormick, showed remarkable speed in getting down on the kicks, and, as Gobeil kicked with his usual coolness and judgment, Ave made a good deal The Ashburian 23 of oToiind in this ' way. Rhodes brought off some excellent line plunges. It is almost unfair to single out individual names, as the whole team played np well, and we may justly be proud of this victory, the first time we have defeated L.C.C. since 1913. JL lie XiXlC LLjJ W do . Ashhury. L. C. C. Gobeil Quarter Robertson Robertson Halves Calder Fauquier II Ogilvie lorrison Hig ' gins Flying Wings- McBride Cann I Cousens Snap Rruce Mayburry Insides Brodie McLachlin I Bbmie Rhodes Middles Johnson Stanfield I Donaldson Hamilton Outsides Couch McCormick Ferguson Camsell Subs. Webster Ritchie Latleur Mackenzie I Cowie Irvin Marler ASHBURY vs. NEW EDINBURGH JUNIORS, NOV. 15tli. This victory, though won by the narrow margin of 11 points to 10, was one of the best performances of the season, as it was due to superior combination and speed against a much heavier and older team. As so often happened, Ashbury was slow in starting, and the ' Burghs scored a rouge and a dropped goal — 4 points. Then Ash- bury got together and piled up a score of 11 points before half time. We were now running our opponents off their feet, and should have obtained another touch, or at least a field goal ; but the chance was lost. Our opponents now realized that our tackling was too good for them, and they could only make yards by using their weight to batter through our line. This they did with suc- cess, and scored a rouge and a touch down, making the score 11-10 before time was called. Robertson was in great form in this match, and seemed faster than ever. He scored a touch down from eighty yards on an on- side kick. Cousens was also good, and broke through the line again and again. The Ashbury line up was the same as in the previous match. 24 The AsJbburian THE " G.P. " CUP. The success of the Ashbury Football Team during the past season is owing to a great extent to the interest taken in this suc- cess by the Old Boys, to whom our thanks have already been ex- pressed. This year their interest took the practical form of pre- senting a cup for annual competition between the Old Boys and the School, to be held by the winners of the best of five matches — an idea that originated, it is believed, between Major Desmond MacMahon and ' Charlie O ' Connor on a certain famous occasion. It was proposed that this cup should be called the ' ' O. P. " cup, after the Rev. Gr. P. Woollcombe, the founder of Ashbury College; and as the Headmaster has given his consent to the title, the cup will be known by that name. Nothing can better show the interest of these matches than the fact that when the five matches had been played the result was s-till drawn, two matches having been won by each side, and one being a tie, even the num ' ber of points scored being exactly the same. These matches gave the School team much needed prac- tice against heavier and more experienced players, against whom they brought their superior training and speed, and somewhat better combination. As a result the matches usually took mvich the same course. At first the Old Boys would smash their way through for one or two touch downs, aided by the tremendous kicking of Wren Birkett. Towards the end of the game training wou.ld begin to tell, and the School team would have its revenge and pile up the score. Then the Old Boys, seeing the game going against them, and with the prospect of rest in a few minutes, would rally for a last desperate attack, after driving the School from end to end of the field with line plunges, which were only stopped by the whistle for time. To Charlie O ' Connor is due special thanks for his unenviable task of collecting the players and getting them from their business offices to the field at the appointed time. Of course the Old Boys were never able to collect at one time the strongest possible com- bination. If they had ever done so, the School would have had a bad day, as was shown on Thanksgiving Monday, when such a team decisively beat all comers. Indeed, it is perhaps as well that the tie was never played off as was at first proposed ; for no result could be more satisfactorj in the first year of such a competition, and after matches played in so friendly and light-hearted a spirit. H. K. C. The Ashhurian 29 CADET CORPS. The Corps this year promises to be the best the school has had. The cadets are very much smarter and steadier on parade. The Corps has a nominal roll of 86 cadets. The officers and N.C.O. ' s have been appointed, and are carrying out their duties with enthusiasm. Mr. Brodie has kindly consented to be our honorary 0. C, and is taking a keen interest in the work done by the cadets. The Corps had two teams entered in the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association Shoot. The first team with a percentage of 94 won a First Class Certificate, and the second team with a per- centage of 88 won a Second Class Certificate. Q. M. S. FitzGerald won a First Class Marksman ' s Badge, and six members of the Corps won Second Class Badges. This year every member of the Corps will take part in shoot- ing. Each section will shoot on separate days. Promotions. E. N. Rhodes Captain. W. J. Hose Lieutenant No. 1 Platoon. G. Fauquier Lieutenant No. 2 Platoon. H. C. V. Cann Sergeant No. 1 Platoon. F. R.Daniels Sergeant No. 2 Platoon. H. McLachlin Corporal No. 1 Section. 0. J. Dawes Corporal No. 2 Section. K. E. Cousens Corporal No. 3 Section. H. H. Higgins Corporal No. 4 Section. J. W. Ritchie L. Cpl. Armoury. It is with the deepest regret that we announce the death of Hubert Hamilton Smith, youngest son of the Reverend Lenox Smith, rector of Christ Church, Ottawa, who was at Ashbury from September, 1917 to Christmas, 1923. He was beloved by all for his fine manly character, his good sportmanship and his bright and always cheerful disposition. We extend to his parents our most sincere sympathies in their sad bereavement. 30 The Ashhurian This year, owing to the building of the New Wing, it has been possible to form a Senior Library, which has long been need- ed. The room is the old Vlth room, which is of a fair size, has a South view, and should in time be a pleasant place, though at present it is rather bare. We heartily thank all who have given or lent to us : Mr. Smellie, for his handsome present, made in the best way of all; Mrs. Fauquier, for ' ' The Wide World Magazine " ; the Headmaster, for the National Geographical Magazine, and for the loan of various books of reference; Mr. Brodie, for " L ' Illus- tration " ; McCurdy, for ' ' Life " ; and Dawes, for " Science and Invention " . We hope that people will continue to be generous; for the Library needs a carpet, reading-lamp, more shelves, and of course more books of all kinds. Three of the new books are reviewed below. E. K. — 0 — ' The Third Round ' by " Sapper " . ' This novel is the third of the " BulLDog Drummoncl " series. " Sapper " without doubt has brought all his powers of imagina- tion to bear in writing it. It is perhaps not quite as thrilling as " Bull-Dog Drummond " or " The Black Gang " ; but its plot is as good, and it should not be missed. J. B. H. " (Uipiahi Blood " by Raphael Sabatini. Til is is a corker for thrills and excitement. Yet it is composed of ,the most commonplace and time-Avorn material : the swash- The Asliburian 31 buckling ' pirate, liis lady-love who sets liim on the road to reforju, the sea-fights, the Spanish treasure-galleons, the Barbados i)lanta- tion slaves, and all the other ingredients which constitute the faro of the modern dime-novel reader. In spite of this, ' ' Captain Blood " is different, and achieves something new in historical romances, entirely owing to Mr. Sabatini ' s ingenuity and power of expression. D. R. M. " The Seats of the Mighty " , by Sir Gilbert Parker. This is a tale of old Quebec just before its taking by Wolfe. The hero. Captain Eobert May, is a young Virginian who has been taken prisoner by the French, but escapes, and in the end shows " Wolfe the way u.p the clifi ' s. The book has a good Adllain in it, and is well w orth reading. F. J. H. VI Form — F. D. Anderson (David). L. G. Clarke (Lew). J. H. B. Dewar (Jack). E. FitzGerald (Eddie). E. FitzRandolph (Fitz) A. M. Irvine (Marsh). VALETE. R. M. C. 2nd. Football ' 23. Section Commander No. 4. R. M. C. Football ' 23. Hockey ' 23, ' 24 (Capt.) Cricket ' 22, ' 23, ' 24 (Capt.) Gym.;24. Southam Cup ' 24. Sports ' Committee ' 24. Section Commander No. 1. R. M. C. R. M. C. Prefect ' 24. Q. M. S. Cadet Corps ' 24. Debating Society Committee ' 24. Leo Palmer Rifle ' 24. O ' Connor Cup (Shooting) ' 23. Scott Cup (Shooting) ' 23. McGill Arts Matric. 2nd. Football ' 23. 2nd. Hockey ' 24. Cricket ' 23, ' 24. Librarian ' 24. McGill Science Matric. Football ' 20, ' 21, ' 22, ' 23 (Capt.). Hockey ' 24. Cricket ' 23, ' 24. Soccer ' 23. Gvm. ' 24. Prefect ' 23. Head Prefect ' 24 . Capt. Cadet Corps ' 24. Vice-Chairman Debatino- Societv ' 24. Nelson Shield ' 24. Fleming Cup ' 22, ' 23, ' 24. 32 The Aslibiirian J. LeMoine (Jack). McGill Arts Matric. L. Leverin (Lev.). R. M. C. H. B. MacCarthy (Pat). McGill Science Matric. Ottawa Valley Scholarship. Prefect ' 24. Hockey ' 23, ' 24. Governor General ' s Medal ' 24. Secretary Debating Soeiety ' 24. Sports ' Committee ' 24. Wiggins Cup (Open Tennis (Singles) ' 24. Sergeant Cadet Corps ' 24. E. RiORDON (Eric) McGill Science Matric. H. Wallis (Haden) Prefect ' 24. Football ' 22, ' 23. Cricket ' 23, ' 24. 2nd. Hockey ' 24. Debating Society Committee ' 24. Lieut. Cadet Corps ' 24. Woods Cup No. 2 Platoon. YB.— C. D.MoNSARRAT ( Mousc ) . Crickct ' 23, ' 24. 2nd. Football ' 23. 2nd. Hockey ' 24. E. J. RowAT (Bean). 2nd. Football ' 23. YA.— J. GiLMOUR (Johnnie). A. Grant (Alistair). Cricket ' 23, ' 24. 2nd. Football ' 23. 2nd. Hockey ' 24. lYC— E. Carsley (Ed.). 2nd. Football ' 23. D. Ferguson (David). S. GURD. — 0 NEW BOYS, SEPTEMBER, 1924. H. Marler VB Montreal. M. Ballantyne VA Montreal. G. Challis VA Ottawa. H. Millen VA Ottawa. F. Mackenzie IVC Parral, Mexico. eT. Carrique IVB Montreal. H. Garland IVB Montreal. K. MacKenzie IVB Parral, Mexico. P. Scott IVB MontreaL The Aslibitrian 33 G. Snell IVB Ottawa. F. Carting Ill Ottawa. G. Peroclean Ill Montreal. E. Sherwood Ill Ottawa. J. Davidson II Ottawa. K. Edwards II OttaAva. R. Southam II Ottawa. G. Guthrie II Ottawa. J. O ' Brien II Ottawa. B. O ' Brien II Ottawa. R. Wilson II Ottawa. -0- OLD BOYS NEWS. Geoff Heney spent the summer motoring around the British Isles. He ran across Mr. D. E. C. " Wood when in London. Lorne MacLaren is now in second year science at McGill. — 0 — Another old Ashbury boy became a benedict in May last, when Leo Palmer was married. Though late with our congratulations we wish Mr. and Mrs. Palmer every happiness. Leo is still with the Canadian Vickers. Keith Henderson has left R.M.C. owing to an injured foot, and is now at McGill taking a B. Sc. and Arts Course. — 0 — Francis Holt started out this year as a freshman at McGill. — 0 — Haden Wallis is enjoying himself generally. He spent the summer in England. — 0 — Charlie Yuile is in second year Arts. — 0 — Bob Minnes is in his Sophomore year in science at McGill. — 0 — Marsh Irvine has been elected secretary of science ' 28 and seems to be enjoying McGill. He has played football for the science team. — 0 — Dobbs deBury very properly called the writer of these notes down for sending out notice to Old Boy subscribers that their annual sub. was due. It is exceedingly difficult to keep tab on all the details connected with the financial end of this magazine, but we will do our best in future to see that the notice is " not sent before the subscription is due. 34 The As hhiinan Many old boys have written expressing their pleasure at the good showing of the football team this fall. They seem to think the early morning drill is working fine. — 0 — Harold Cave Brown Cave is at present with the Laurentide Pulp Paper Co., in the Woods Dept. — 0 — Jack LeMoine, together with Marsh and Pat have joined the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. Trevor Ross and Bob Minnes are also in this society. — 0 — • Eric Riordon is an Alpha Delt. Charlie Napier is in 4th year science McGill. — 0 — It is interesting to record that last year ' s football captains from B.C.S., Lower Canada, and Ashbn.ryw are all members of the same fraternity this y6ar at MoGill. — 0 — ' Tis said Bill Sharpies is a shining light at McGill in the faculty of applied science, 4th year. John Pemberton, after spending a year in Arts and a year in Science, is now back in Arts again. John always did like travelling. — 0 — Ted Lyman is in the Insurance business in Montreal. — 0 — Benjy Barnet is getting along well at Upper Canada College. Errol Pacaud is with the Royal Bank of Canada, Montreal. — 0 — Greenshields of Montreal have captured another celebrated Ashburian in the person of Mr. Bert Tremain. — 0 — We are sorry to hear of the long illness of Michael Dwj er, and wish him an early return to health. Michael is as cheerful as ever, and those of us who knew him at Ashbury will recall his jovial humour and good natured argument in debate. Donald Mclnnes put in the summer at his father ' s office and is now in his last year at Dalhousie. — 0 — At Dalliousie one may find also Arthur Sangster and Jack C ampbcll. The Ashhurian 35 Biirley Smith is in Chester running a profitable hotel business. Burley often meets Pearson McCurcly and is always very inter- ested in Ashbury doings. Jack Mitchell is now on the steamer " Cheleur " in the West India trade. He is hoping to get transferred to the other side. Here ' s luck, Jack! — 0 — Pearson McCurdy played for the Wanderers this fall and helped to bring them their victory over Dalhousie. Pearson will probably be in Mexico by the time this goes to press. — 0 — Rowley Evans is in Long Beach, Cal. Bill Elliot is playing Symphony for the Boston Orchestra. We well remember some of Bill ' s performances on the Bagpipes, especially on a certain occasion when Bill was called upon for a solo at a junior Panorama show. When called to come before the curtain, a quiet voice, very unlike Bill ' s, whispered sadly: " Carn ' t perform. Sir; they ' ve busted my pipes. " — 0 — Billy Muirhead is again helping Queens, who scored such a brilliant victory over McGill in November. P. B. Maclaughlin and Bill Caldwell are both at the Imperial Bank, Sparks Street. — 0 — Till time of going to press we have received the following subscriptions : Renewals: — Evans, A. C, Herron Major, Bate H. T., Heney Geoff, McCurdy Pearson, Dewar Gordon, Rowe H. E. New Subscribers : — Irvine A. M., McCarthy H., FitzGerald Ed., LeMoine Jack, FitzRandolph Ed., Wallis Haden, An- derson David, Barnet Alex, Gurd D. S., Clarke Lew. If you have not already sent in your $2, kindly do so at once to the Treasurer, W. H. Hewitt, Britannia Bay, Nr. Ottawa. 0 OLD BOYS vs. ALL COMERS. ON Thanksgiving Monday, when the School was at home for its half-term week-end, the Ashbury football ground was the scene of a unique game, in which the Old Ashburians, fulfilling a challenge of a year ' s standing, took on the whole Avorld at football, and handsomely defeated it. 36 The Ashhurian Besides being a fine exhibition of football this game proved to be one of the social events of the week; for as well as the batallions of players, substitutes, spares, and reserves, who were too numerous to count, about fifty cars invaded the Ashbury pre- cincts, and over three hundred spectators, representative of the youth and beauty of the Capital, adorned the touch-line, and ad- ded greatly to the interest of the occasion. The World was not badly represented, for under its banner were arrayed players of fame from McGill, the Argos, the Ottawa team, and even Harvard. But evidently they did not have the faith that moves mou.ntains, for Eddie Echlin, Wren Birkett, Fete Bate, Des MacMahon, and others planted their two hundred pounds apiece, and the Old Boys ' line was not cast in the uttermost parts of the sea ; indeed it seemed hardly shaken. And behind they had Wren Birkett and Ken Tremain kicking fifty or sixty yards, the speed of Evan Gill, and the tricky running of Geoff Birkett. The scoring came fairly evenly, the Old Boys always keeping a good lead. In the first quarter they scored a rouge and a touch down; in the second a converted touch down, to which the World could only reply with a rouge. In the third period Walter Gil- houlie obtained the only touch down for the World; and at the last the Old Boys again crossed the line and converted, making the score 17 to 6. In spite of the serious nature of the game it was not without humorous incidents. Frank Badgley, who had kindly consented to referee, had great difficulty in counting the players. Seeing fourteen or fifteen players on one side, he would put off the re- quired number, only to find after the next down that there were as many again. It is said that at one time there were thirty-three players taking part — but then no one was counting very well that morning. Certainly it was an impressive sight when the Old Boys ' thirteen spares all came on together. On another occasion it appeared that there was a fight. The referee was in doubt as to whether yards had been gained, and both teams piled on top of the ball in the dispute. It proved to be only a ruse, however, for as soon as they had recovered breath, they got up and continued the game. There were unfortunately one or two casualties. Eddie Echlin seemed to think that a touch of colour should be added to the scene, and choosing one of the least offensive of his opponents, he kicked him on the nose. The referee was also crippled with a sprained ankle, but bravely stuck to his post till the end. A few minutes before time Pete Bate and Paul Peters collided violently, and were both somewhat badly hurt. But perhaps the most serious casualty was Eddie Taschereau, who appeared to faint at half-time. The remedies which were applied, however, proved quite successful. TJie AsJihurian 37 Nothing better could be said for the match than that all who took part in it are hoping that it will become an annual event. Most of the players and spectators met again at the Ball that evening, where it was the principal subject of conversation, as it was indeed for the next week ; and many of those dancing appeared to have difficulty in getting rid of. the idea that the football game was still in progress. H. K. C. 0 SIXTH FORM NOTES. WE all enjoyed seeing our class-mate, the notorious ' ' Bean ' ' , and also Date Monsarrat, who were here to see the School ' s glorious football victory. In spite of the awful gap which the departure of these two has left in our form, there still remains one attraction. Names need not be mentioned; we all know of the episode which took place one Sunday afternoon on Sparks Street. For failure to finish our assignment we have the excuse of the latest fad and curse of a nation — cross-word puzzles. These are great mind-developers, however; and the form has in it many experts, who could doubtless challenge and defeat all comers. Two other celebrities we must not forget are the head lines- man and the official root-leader. Both showed themselves very capable during the season. The kind heart of the latter saved the throat of many a rooter. Incidentally we suggest that the rooters learn the yells lately submitted to the School Yell Competition, which they will find in this issue, and save themselves much trouble in the future. During the holidays we are bound to miss our Saturday after- noon socials in the Lab. ; but we may expect any day to receive our unfinished assignment by wire, charges reversed. — 0 — Our youthful Adonis, Hal Cann, At society teas is a fann; Though he captains the team He eats cake and ice-cream. What a curious kind of he-mann ! An earnest musician called Dawes Excites us to fury becawes With the ear-splitting drone Of his foul saxophone He defies all the musical lawes. 38 llic AsMtirian Our mncli-revered member called Willie Was considered quite balanced untillie In the city one day Was frightened away By a lady who said he was sillie. Thincis one does not hear of in the Sixth Form. — GoBEiL turning out for football matches on time; Hose wearing black socks; Fauquier refusing to play Soccer ; Hamilton forgetting milk and biscuits after Study; Gamble walking to school in the morning; Rhodes without a sprained thumb ; Cann refusing invitations to afternoon tea; McCoRMiCK running down the Ottawa Team; Mc Curdy having a shave occasionally ; MacLaren doing his assignment before it ' s time to hand it in; Dawes refusing a cross-word puzzle ; Wilson with a composed face. _ 0 VB. NOTES. At Soccer, we and the Sixth are allies. VA. leads the rest (rather Aveakly) against our impregnable goal. In winter we expect to have the usual ' ' VI. and VB. vs. The Rest " shinny games ; but we think we may even take on The Rest by ourselves. Biggar has begun to revive the fierce customs of ruder and manlier times. The other day he and Beardmore fought three gruelling rounds, with bare fists, to a draw. We look forward to the return match. The gentler members of the form are thinking about the Dance. We hope that Bogert will enjoy it; and we warn Ross I to be careful not to get lost. We wish the best of luck to Pacaud, «nd hope he will like his " deb. " . — 0 — Thiuijs IV c ivioii to licar. — - Tliat Bkjcjar has written to Lionel Strongfort ; That I ()(4KRT is using an Anita nose-adjuster; That ] [ahli]r is in touch with King C. Gillette; That Wilson is getting thin to music. Tlie Ashhurian 39 Things we should like to know. — What would happen if Marler came up in one of Craig ' s lawsuits ; How McLachlin enjoyed his week-end in Montreal; Why Pacaud asked a " deb. " ; If Ross will enjoy the dance as much as the Rideau Lakes; AVhen Wilson III will lose on a bargain. — 0— Movies at Ashhury. — - The She-Hawk — featuring McLachlin. Three Weaks — with Bogert, Marler, and Merrett. Girl Shy — starring T. G. Mayburry. Manhandled — featuring Biggar. Vanity ' s Price — starring George Drummond. 0 ■ VA. NOTES. To VB. we retort that, though they have some well-known soccer players, without the help of the Sixth they are certainly no match for us; at least while we have such players as Jarvis, Bowman, and Moffat. The last, by the way, is a noted musician, and the only member of the School who swings a mean bow. Like others, we are looking forward to the Dance. The papers saj that Valentino is growing a beard ; and some of us are following suit. Over-heard: Mackenzie, would you move your hair? I want to see your face. IVC. NOTES. Some of our Fellows with their Specialities. — Carsley. 0, that exact copying. Cowans. What Fleischmann ' s Yeast will do for you. Currier. Who rides the stormy waves? Duguid. AVhat do you owe the barber now? Graham. " Dear old Chunk " . Humphrey I. New species of fleet-footed animal. MacBrien I. That tough girl-guide patrol-leader. Macphail. Angel face. Mackenzie III. I wonder if they are all like that in I Iexico. McLachlin II. That great international half-back. Mickles 1. Damaged, but still the same. Minnes. When did you drop the anchor? Irvin. " Now we will ask Joe " . Oppe II. Who ' s faking now? Slessor. 0 you Gillette. Wilson IV. AVhere the proverb changes : Last and least. 40 The AsMurian IVB. NOTES. What would happen — If Hardy played flying wing; If Dewar got a hundred per cent, in Dictation; If Morgan was a buck in football; If Stanfield meant what he said about Nova Scotia; If Guthrie lost a pound; If Brodie came first in his class ; If SouTHAM did not talk in French ; If Cann got full in English; If Gamble was like his brother ; If GiLMOUR did not fight; If Carrique came in time for class; If Garland played goals for the Senior soccer team; If Mackenzie worked his Mexican stuff here? — 0 — What IVB. expects to do this Winter. — We expect " Cippy " Prior to work his demon poke-check on the lYB. hockey team this jear, with Carrique at the nets, and with Garland at defence with his great friend Scott, and Snell as left wing, and his great enemy Morgan on the right. We expect Hardy to get 100 feet in jumping. Indeed, they say a special jump is now being made for him. He is in strict training, living on little but cereals, nuts, and water ; and is devoting himself to all kinds of bodily exercise, to the delight of the Sergeant Major. We know MacKenzie will have two revolvers when he plays hockey (the true Mexican spirit). Guthrie will be the speed of the team. 0 IVA NOTES. We are eleven; and for the most part not quite as serious- minded as we should be. Of course there are exceptions — Charlie Eliot, for instance. We have four professional sportsmen — Adam Fauquier, Lind- say Mickles, Eric Beardmore, and Junior Brodie. Billy is our geographical professor. Jack Ewart is our broken type-writer; he doesn ' t register. We have two fine pianists, Adam Fauquier and Patterson Humphre} ; and an expert on the fiddle, Albert (Kreisler) Farr. Messrs. Bremner and Grier are successful variety artists; after their turns they send round the hat, and usually collect a lot of quarters. Altogether, we ' re a quite a talented lot. The Ashiurian 41 Cross-Word Puzzle 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ■in ■■■ 9 10 11 12 13 14 ■■■ EES EE SB EEE 15 EEE 16 ■HH mmm 17 18 19 20 SEE ■■■ 21 Bs: ■■■ 22 HORIZONTAL. 1. — The bane of our existence (misspelled). 8. — An inhabitant of Tibet. 9. — The kind of noise that annoys bungy bufftoodle 10. — A girl ' s name. Rhymes with dilemma. 12. — Our noble cake-eater and pink tea sheik. (Spelled a la Kant Krease). 13. — A slang expression for a paw. 14. — Don ' t mind this one. 15. — Love song of an ikmik. 17. — Three pairs for a dollar. 20. — A Latin abbreviation. 21 . — What boys must not do as regards the young " man 22. — The first two initials of a much-patronized company. -The familiar way in which Boswell probab ' y addressed Doc. Johnson. -A bird. -What to expect when you ask for town leave. . — That barrier between us and the holidays. — How many bananas have we? (Misspelled.) — What cheap jewellery is made of. — A Cockney often speaks through it. — A radio station we ' ve never yet heard. — Sounds like a bird. It isn ' t. — Conjunction, or preposition, or some dashed thinj. — Some more initials. The solution will be found on i e 51 III. First we have Bobby Powell, who always tops the class with about 98%. Then comes Robert Wodehouse, who knows so much about the world that he thinks Ottaw a is the biggest city in Can- ada, and that a cape is a thing that a London policeman wears. Then we have Smellie, who is quite a good junior footballer. Then we must mention our musicians: Norman, who is rather inclined to imitate a young puss on the keys ; Howard, who always tries to beat Mr. Birch at playing; Shirley, who always forgets his prac- tice. Then comes our French scholar, Guy, who hails from Quebec. And we mustn ' t forget little Edward, who is the Biographical Dictionary of the form, and knows a lot too much for us all. Good bye. 42 Tlie Aslihurian Things ive would like to knoiv. — Where did Wodehoiise get all his impots ; Where did Rowley I get his pen; Where did ' Carling get his peppermints; Wihere did Robinson get his hair-grease; Where did Sherwood get his coat of many colours; Where did Fensom get his hard collars ; Where did Smellie get his curiosity ; Where did Powell get his brains ; Where did Perodeau learn his Geography; Where did Kelly get all his cigarette-pictures; Where did Grant get all his Detention; Where did Blackburn get his glasses ; Where did Gillies learn to play football; Where did McNeill get his French accent; Where did Southam III lose his Geography book. 0 A SUMMER ' S CRUISE. GILLIES Ross (Dick), Graham Mayburry (Big Boy), Edwin Carsley (Ed.), Kilgour Wilson (Tubby), Hugh McLachlin (Gog), Phil. Cranston (Hint), and Bryan Reynolds (Bryan), were the partakers. Monday morning, a little after sunrise. Hint and Gog left Arnprior in a canoe, with grub, tent, and blankets, for St. Annes, 140 miles down the Ottawa. Their grub consisted of bread, beans, bacon, tea, jam, and cocoa. A few small rapids, a short portage, and a long ])addle brought themx just above Ottawa the first night. Tuesday morning, having paddled into Britannia (avoiding the Britannia rapids, Gog having got wet in them the year before) their canoe was portaged by truck to Ketchum ' s boathouse below the falls. Here Big Boy joined them, and they started out at noon, all three paddling. They added to their supplies a raisin pie, which caused them to stop twice during the afternoon. That night they camped across from Thurso. They were off again at sunrise. At noon it began to rain and all got soaked. At three o ' clock they reached Grenville. Here they tried to find n place to get warm, but not one store or hotel luid a fire going, so they travelled on through the canal. Here fhey met Tubby who planned to meet them next week. That night they camped })el()w Grenville having made forty miles that day. ()(f Cfirly again, by noon they reached the head of the Lake of Two Mountains, which was too rough to cross. They put ashore at an old house wliirli liad no fiooi ' s or windows, and waited for the evening, and for the wind to drop. It did not, and they slept The Ashhurian 43 in the house, whose walls were full of mice and bats. Next day, the wind still strong, they explored the surrounding country, and found Rigaud, where everybody spoke French. That evening the wind dropped a little, and they started down the lake, only to be driven off at the Hudson Yacht Club, whose members very kindly lent them their attic. They tried again at sunrise, but failed to get very far. At noon they got word of a short cut sheltered from the wind and reached St. Annes that evening. Here they met Dick who had been cruising all day in search of them. They all went to " Woodlands, where they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ross until Tuesday. On Monday the cruiser was stocked with grub. This cruiser, Nahma, is a cabin cruiser, forty-five feet long, has a four-cylinder engine, four bunks, a kitchen, and a stern and bow deck, and a top deck over the cabin, which ran nearly the length of the boat. There were scA en of us who started out ; and those who did not haA e bunks slept in any comfortable place, such as beside the engine, near the refrigerator, or on the top deck (when it did not rain). We decided to leave about two o ' clock on Tuesday afternoon. A thunderstorm came up and delayed our departure till about 3.30. We met Tubby at the Soulanges Canal and he joined us. While going through the canal it rai ned again, and Hint and Gog got soaking wet holding the boat from swinging while she was being lifted. Going up Lake St. Francis, the crew were given their positions : — Dick, Captain and Assistant Pilot ; Bryan, Chief Pilot and Deck hand ; Big Boy, Engineer ; Tubby, Ballast ; Ed., Assistant Cook; Gog, Chief Cook; Hint, Deck hand. Crossing Lake St. Francis we picked up some smugglers abou.t 10 o ' clock at night who were stuck in a broken down motor boat, and towed them along to Stanley Island. About midnight, Gog having spent most of his time on the bow with a pike pole making sure that the bottom of the lake did not interfere with our course, we reached Stanley Island. Having seen Stanley Island, we left next morning about 10 o ' clock, and arrived at Cornwall where we waited three hours to get through the canal. Here we paid $1 for a block of ice, none of us knoAving the price of ice. We spent the night at Mille Roches, just above Cornwall. Next day we travelled steadily the whole day. Gog cooked some pru.nes, which nobody ate. Sausages, beans, and fried potatoes were about the only things the crew would eat. We reached Ogdensburg that night, went to a shoAv, and turned in. About five o ' clock the next morning a strong wind caused the boat to bump the wharf ; so the Captain roused the crew, and the boat was run into lea of the wharf. It was also raining, and the crew got wet for the third time. That mornings 44 The Ashhurian Ocog made some of his famous oatmeal porridge, which was en- joyed by all. That night we reached Alexandria Bay. We stayed the week-end, and saw all the sights. The Capta in at the wheel, we made a very successful tour of the 1000 Islands. We left for Kingston on iSunday, knocking down the lamp post on the wharf as we left. Hint and Tubby took the wheel that afternoon, and broug ' ht us safely to Kingston. Next morning we left for Ottawa by way of the Rideau River and its 29 locks. Tubby helped in the deck work, as some of the Canals had quite a high lift. Dick and Bryan were at the wheel, as they are experienced navigators and the channel is very narrow. On Wed- nesday we reached the Rideau Lakes, where we stayed with some of the boys from the school. We also met some girls we knew, and the crew proved to be quite a bunch of sheiks, the Captain distinguishing himself, and being the last man to leave the boat on several occasions. Thursday we left for Ottawa, and arrived there late that night. Here, Tubby, Hint, Gog, and Big Boy left us. Big Boy presenting us with two pairs of pigeons as mascots. Gog and Hint returned to Arnprior hj canoe, reaching the head of Lake Des- chenes on Saturday at noon, and, after a two mile portage over the Chats Rapids, put in in home water at the foot of Chats Lake. Later we returned to the Rideau Lakes, leaving our Big Boy behind to help Tubby home. Arriving at the Rideau Lakes on Saturday, we stayed until Wednesday, when we took on a new crew, Kingsley Cousens and John Southam, and left for Kings- ton, arriving there on Wednesday night. From Kingston to Alex- andria Bay Cousens proved a successful navigator. Next stop was Ogdensburg, where we spent the night. On Friday morning we left, and running some exciting rapids, reached Cornwall that night. On Saturday we crossed Lake St. Francis (under better conditions than the previous time) and our own Lake St. Louis, reaching home in time for a good hot supper. The weather was good all the way except for two wet days including our day of sailing; and all the boys, most of whom are back at Ashbury, declare it to have been a very wonderful trip. W. O. R. and H. McL. 0 YELL CONTEST. Here are some of the Yells submitted. We propose to keep the Contest open till our next number, in the hope of getting others. Meantime, we invite our readers to tell us which of these they like best. The Ashhurian Rah! Rah! Rah! Goitre on a garter-snake, Hip-pads on an ear-wig, Sweetly-scented centipedes, Garlic on a guinea-pig ! Waffles on a wiffle-tree. Callous on a cow — Attaboy, Ashbury, You show ' em how! ' ' Oik ' ' says the ikmik, " Goof " says the flea. Blemish on a barnacle, We ' re out for victoree. Rah ! Rah ! Rah ! Chickidy, Rickidy, Rattle, You ' re Addison Simms of Seattle. Who are we? Don ' t you see? We ' re the boys of Ashbury. Humpha, Humpha, Pi R squared. Eat ' em raw, Make ' em scared, Walla, Walla, Hokem Pokem. Get ' em Ashbury; Split ' em open. Red, white, and green blazers — Red, white, and green boots — Red, white, and green pants — Red, white, and green suits — Let ' s hope not ! Zip! You ' re off! Now you ' ve got that Kruschen feeling — Give ' em Carter ' s liver pills — Hark the herald angels sing — Ashbury ' s First is in the ring. 46 The Ashburian A PICTORIAL FRAGMENT. From an archaeological journal of the remote future: " We reproduce above a fine specimen of ancient art. In the opinion of Professor McClintock, it represents a religious ceremony of the aborigines. " The figure on the left, in the hunting dress, is evidently a chief; those in the centre are his followers, who, under his direction, are acclaiming the god Rah; on the right stands the god himself, his face turned benignly towards his worshippers, the horn from which he pours blessings held aloft in his hand, and the pumpkin, emblem of plenty, at his feet. The tints of white, green, and red in which the picture is executed signify respectively innocence, unworldliness, and brotherly affection. " Dr. Dumbduck, however, disagrees with the Professor. " With unalterable reverence, " he writes, " for the judgment and candour of Professor McGlintock, I suggest that he is either a conscious liar or an imbecile. The fragment in qu estion is clearly a relic of the wars among the primitive settlers, which were largely_con- cerned with the drinking of vegetable juices. In the picture, the figure on the right has just taken a vessel from the grip at his feet, and is consuming some forbidden liquid. The figure on the left, in the dress of a farmer, is hounding on the populace (in the centre) to attack the drinker. The colours red, white, and green have no spiritual meaning ; they are the colours of a famous brand of cocoa. " Between these learned men our readers may choose for themselves. " 0 ANOTHER GLIMPSE OF THE FUTURE. With an absorbed eagerness the great detective bent over the table. On its dark surface his falcon eye had found, faint and minute, a stain. He snatched from his pocket a magnifying glass, and stood fixed in tense scrutiny. Then he sprang erect, his cold countenance lit by a transient gleam of triumph, as his lips formed the dreadful word " Beer! " . The Ashburian 47 Some famous lines. — The of least resistance. Tight . The danger — - — . — - — smen. Take five hundred s. Dec of the Roman Empire. The shortest distance between two points, and ' ' The car was late this morning, Sir " . — 0 — Mr. B. (in Roll-call). " Now don ' t any of you small boys go ' Out and wallow in the snow, because if you ' re wet when you come in you ' ll get soaked. " Again she ordered, " Chicken salad, please " . She evidently wasn ' t eating at the Ashbury Cafeteria. — 0 — A few cross words from some of the masters ought to do much towards the extinction of the cross-word puzzle craze. — 0 — We all want to know how Hose keeps his attractive boyish bob. — 0 — Master : Have you done your assignment ? Cross-word puzzle addict : A word of two letters denoting an answer in the negative. — 0 — Boy in English period: Wasn ' t the Ave Maria a bell they rang at sunset in Italy, Sir? Second Boy: Oh, he means the Evangeline, Sir. 48 The Ashhurian FAMOUS TOES. FAMOUS TEAS. Toron . for two. Light fantastic . First m. — ma — soup. totaller. Pres— . The 18th . A — tal loss. — pot Dome. — dancer. Care of the th. Stag — bacco. Pink artist. Mistle — . Salada is good. MORE POPULAR SONG HITS. " Adoring You " Maths. " iShine " The Fags. " Somebody Loves Me " Wilson II. " June Night " The Mosquitoes. " Bringin ' Home the Bacon " ... First Team. " It Had to be You " Our Assignment. " Worryin ' Blu.es " Mr. Wright ' s Saturday afternoon classes. " I ' m All Broken up over You " .Football. " Charlie My Boy " Camsell. " I Can ' t get the One I want " . . .Old Boys ransacking lockers at Thanksgiving. Our ideas of the most uncomfortable creatures on the face of the earth are an ant-eater with a nose-bleed, and a laughing hyena with lock-jaw, EXAMINATION PAPERS— (To Suit AU). History. 1. Give dates of : War of 1812 ; Kebellion of 1837. 2. What were the sides in the following: Franco-Prussian War; Spanish- American War; Russo-Japanese War? 3. What was the fighting weight of the Light Brigade ? 4. What were the Americans fighting for in the War of Inde- pendence ? 5. Who gave Torres Vedras his lines? 6. What did Sir Robert Peel? Literature and Competition. 1. Who wrote the following: (1) Boswell ' s Life of Johnson; (2) Dante ' s Inferno; (3) Vergil? 2. Write a short essay (500 lines) on the Swiss Navy. Geography. 1. Name some watering-places in the Sahara. 2. Where do the following products come from: (1) Turkish Delight; (2) Boston Garters; (3) Paris Green; (4) Montreal Melons? The Ashhurian 49 AUTOGRAPHS 50 The Ashhurian AUTOGRAPHS Tlie Ashhurian 51 CONTEMPORARIES. We acknowledge with thanks the receipt of the following Contemporaries : College Times, Felstedian, Lawrentian, Marl- burian, Tonbridgian, Wykehamist (2). 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Hewitt SCHOOL NOTES IT is with sincere regret that we have to report that Mr. Chester- Master is leaving Ashbury at the end of this term. Mr. Chester- Master has been with us for three years, and has won the esteem of us all. He has been indefatigable in the interest he has taken in the sports of the Juniors, and when these find themselves playing in the Senior Teams, they will owe their promotion very largely to their early training given by Mr. Chester-Master. We shall miss Mr. Chester-Master in the Class-room, for he is an except- ionally able teacher, in the playing fields and in the pulpit. While we all regret his departure, we are glad to know that he is leaving us to become, in the near future, the Head-master of one of England ' s best Prep. Schools. We wish him every possible success. — — o — — The Annual Confirmation Service was held in the Chapel on Sunday evening, April 20th, when the following boys were con- firmed by the Bishop of Ottawa : — Samuel Gamble. James MacBrien. Hugh Garland. Campbell Merrett. Blair Gilmour. James Oppe. Fulford Hardy. Harold Stanfield. — — o H. Cann is Captain of Cricket, and F. Gobeil Secretary. The team is a good one, though the bowling is not as strong as last year. The Summer Term never leaves much time for indoor amuse- ments, and there is in consequence not much music. However the Orchestra has gained this term in having Willie Eckstein ' s under- study, John Arnold, at the piano. 2 The Ashburian We take this opportunity of thanking those who so kindly have given cups for the various boxing competitions: Mr. C. E; Fauquier for Senior Heavyweight (won by MacLaren), and for Senior Lightweight (won by Fauquier II) ; Mr. A. B. Evans for Intermediate Heavyweight (won by Mackenzie I) ; Col. CM. Edwards for Intermediate Lightweight (won b y Fauquier III) ; Mr. Pattisson for Junior Heavyweight (won by Smellie) ; Rev. H. Chester-Master for Junior Lightweight (won by MacBrien II) ; the judges of this year for the Medal for general proficiency in Boxing (won by MacLaren) . LECTURES Sat. Jan. 17th. — Our Winter series of Lectures was opened by Major McKeand who gave us a most interesting talk on the MacKenzie River. The Lecture was illustrated with some excellent Lantern Slides. This was Major McKeand ' s first visit to Ashbury, and we hope it will be by no means his last. Sat. Jan. 31st. — Mr. Cassels, who spent last Summer with Mr. Fred Lambart ' s Survey party in the Rocky Mountains, showed us a number of splendid views, and gave us a very interesting account of the work of his party. He inspired us all with the wish to visit personally that majestic and wonderful part of our country. Sat. Feb. 7th. — We again had the pleasure of welcoming our old friend, Professor Prince, who held our attention very closely for an hour with one of his unique talks on Canada ' s Fish. The views shown were exceedingly good, and we all realized at the end of the Lecture that we had learned a great deal about the habits and history of our many kinds of fish. Sat. Feb. IJ+th. — Mr. Lewis of the Dominion Parks Branch, one of Canada ' s most eminent naturalists, gave us a simple but intensely interesting talk on the wild animals and birds of Canada. We learnt a great many, to us, new facts about our feathered friends, and we sincerely hope Mr. Lewis will visit us again. On Sunday evening, Jan. 11th, we had the pleasure of hearing a splendid sermon from The Bishop of Ottawa, who is always a most welcome visitor, and who never fails to tell us something that will lift us upwards and help us in our daily life. The Ashhurian 3 Tuesday, Feb. 17th. — Our esteemed President, Colonel Woods, paid us one of his always welcome visits. As usual, he gave us some good and practical advice, and then asked the Head for a half-holiday, which was at once granted, and given that afternoon. Each one of us feels strongly that in Colonel Woods he has a true friend who always has before him the real interests of the School. Tuesday, Jan. 20th. — Major Heron, an old boy, and District Cadet Officer, paid us a visit. A short Gymnastic Exhibition was given in his honour, and met with his unstinted approval. Major Heron expressed himself as being more than satisfied with the general improvement in the appearance and smartness of the boys, one of the many good results of the work amongst us of Sergeant Major Stone. Saturday, March 11th. — Mr. Campbell of the Dominion Parks Branch, a representative of the Canadian Government at Wembley last Summer, gave us a most interesting talk on that Great Ex- hibition. He showed us a number of splendid views of the various features of the Exhibition which gave to those of us who have not visited it an excellent idea of what it is like; while to those of us who had the privilege of visiting Wembley the familiar scenes were brought back most vividly. Saturday, March 21st. — The School had the honour of a visit from Mr. Alfred B. Evans of Montreal, one of our Governors and a staunch friend of Ashbury. Mr. Evans gave a talk to the assembled School, in which he gave some interesting reminiscences of his own School days. He said that his sympathies were very largely with the boys who had difficulty with their work, and he urged them to do their best, and ultimately they would make a real success of life. He asked the Head for a half-holiday, which was gladly given. We were all delighted to see Mr. Evans, who was already known to a great many of us in connection with his interest in the Fathers ' Cricket Match, of which he was the originator. We hope that he will visit us again in the not distant future. N appeal was lately sent out to all old boys asking their help in paying for our Memorial Wing. A list of those who have responded is given below. As will be seen, it contains only a very few names. Surely this does not represent the number of old boys who wish to help! May I take this opportunity of again asking all old boys who have not yet sent in a donation to do so at once, even if it is only $10.00. If every old boy gave according to his ability, our debt would very soon be wiped out. MEMORIAL WING FUND G. P. WOOLLCOMBE. 4 The Ashburian Bate, Trennick $15.00 Bate, Capt. Stuart ..... 10. 00 Bell, J. S. E. W 25.00 Chapleau, Jeoffrey 10.00 Dawson, Owen 10.00 Dennis, Wm 10.00 Drummond Paul 15.00 Evans, Arthur C 25.00 Eraser, Hugh 10.00 Gilmour, D. G 100.00 Gilmour, S. C 100.00 Goldstein, Clarence 10.00 Hennessey, J. W $10.00 Heron, Maj 25.00 Holt, Francis 10.00 Hughson, Hugh M 50.00 MacLaren, Roy 250 . 00 MacLaren, Roy 250.00 Matthews, S. J 25.00 McGiverin, H. M 10.00 Orde, E. C 10.00 Sherwood, E. C 15.00 Tupper, Chas. (Vernon, B.C.). . 50.00 A. Z. Palmer 10.00 ■o- THE SCHOOL DANCE Dec. 19th, 1924. NO doubt you have heard and read of many successful dances. Ours at the end of the Fall Term was no exception. The ink-stained walls of the class-rooms had been beautifully camouflaged with evergreens, interspersed with mistletoe and holly; and the most unattractive corners had been converted into comfortable sitting-out places. The guests were received by Mrs. Woollcombe, and the dancing went on gaily till twelve o ' clock, which indeed came very quickly. If one thinks the settings of this dance not sufficiently rom- antic, there were three things that more than made up for it — the pep of Maurice Taschereau ' s Orchestra, the attractive supper arranged by Miss Morris, and the trouble taken by the boys who decorated the various rooms. J. B. H. o • THE SCHOOL CONCERT ON Monday, March 30th, the last night of term, a short con- cert was arranged. This year a committee of masters and boys was formed, who drew up the programme and also kept it fairly short. The concert started with ' ' 0 Canada " by the Choir and Orchestra. McCormick then played a Nocturne by Schumann on the piano, and gave a very interesting encore. Moffat, accompanied by Mr. Birch, played a very difficult violin solo, and was also encored. Then followed a short play, ' ' King John and the Abbot of The Ashburian 5 Canterbury " , acted by members of IVA, with the help of McLach- Hn II, who made an excellent Oxford Don, stout, rubicund, and bewildered. Grier, who was cast for the shepherd, was unfortun- ately sick; so that Mickles II, who had been going to play the Abbot, had to take the Shepherd ' s part, and Humphrey II the Abbot ' s, at short notice. In spite of this, and of the stage fright which attacked the caste at the last minute, the play was well done. MacBrien II said the prologue clearly, Mickles and Humph- rey made no mistakes, Farr was a good tyrant, and Fauquier III a picturesque executioner. The Orchestra gave two groups of selections during the evening, when they at all events enjoyed themselves, whatever may have been the feelings of the audience. The last item on the programme was advertised as ' ' A Gentleman from Montreal will give a short talk " . The majority of people had decided on a short nap before the rush for food, but when the orator appeared such things were impossible. Hamilton, in the most appalling costume imaginable, presented himself as a Labour candidate for the Canadian Parliament. In a speech written by himself with the help of Mr. Brodie he had the audience (including three M. P. ' s) in fits of laughter. His mannerisms, such as con- sulting his watch and shaking hands with acquaintances on entering, were indeed superb, and his turn made a magnificent finale. The thanks of the school are due to the Headmaster, the Committee and the decorators of the gym. ; to Miss Morris and her staff; to Mrs. Lee, who made the dresses for the play; and to Miss Edwards, who most kindly helped to produce it. ' HE Soccer season was unusually short this year, as Rugby was continued later than usual, and the winter arrived rather early. Consequently it was impossible to arrange any outside matches, and only the Colour games and the Masters ' match were played. Considering how little practice was possible the standard of play was fairly good; indeed there was more attempt at com- bination and team play than ever before, and what was lacking was the actual control of the ball, which only practice can give. There were some good games between the Colours, which were more evenly matched than last year, but the series was again won by the Greens, under the captaincy of Fauquier I. The Masters ' match was a fairly decided victory for the Staff by four goals to one, their side being considerably strengthened by the arrival of Mr. Pattisson and Serg. Major Stone. -G- SOCCER, 1924 6 The Ashburian Fauquier I and McCormick, both half-backs, were decidedly the best players in the School. In the forward Hne Hose, Irvin, and MacLaren were all good, being able to pass well and to dribble moderately, but their shooting was weak. Rhodes in goal was as good as ever, but there were no really successful full-backs. It should be realised that full-backs should not act as independent units, but should cover each other, and, when clearing, should not kick wildly in the air, but, if possible, should pass the ball up to their wing forwards. The Junior match with St. Albans ' had to be cancelled on account of the early snow. A number of Junior Colour games were arranged, which aroused a good deal of keenness, and where some promising players were discovered. Indeed, the standard of Soccer among the Juniors is relatively higher than among the Seniors, which should mean a great improvement of play in a few years ' time. H. K. C. — o — HOCKEY, 1925 IN spite of the number of games which the School Team has lost, the results of the season, taken as a whole, give no cause for discouragement. It has been the policy of Jess Ketchum, who coached the team, to pit us against considerably stronger sides than we had played in previous years. As a consequence, there were many matches lost, but the play of the team improved steadily throughout the season. Ottawa College and the Rideau Juniors were both first-class junior teams, with an average age at least two years older than ours. Yet we were able to put up a good showing against them; and the Glebe Collegiate, which we defeated, is in the same class of hockey. The worst performance of the season was the loss to Lowei Canada in Montreal. Even making allowance for the absence of Currier and Gobeil, the team did not do itself justice, the forwards being especially off colour. It was fortunate that in the return match the team was at its very best, and beat them decisively by 4-0. The game against B. C. S. was one of the closest of the season. On the day ' s play they were slightly the better team, and won by 4-2; but it is a pity that a return match could not be played. Early in the season it was expected that we should have a strong forward line and a weak defence. The very opposite was the case. Rhodes and Irvin worked together admirably, Rhodes doing most of the body-checking and Irvin the rushes. The forwards, though individually good, were unsuccessful on account of a total The Ashbtirian 7 lack of combination. As the season progressed, this fault was remedied, and so they did themselves justice. May this be a lesson to future teams. There are some promising players in the second team who were unfortunate in not getting their first team colours. Porter was frequently used as a substitute, and has shown good form. His spoiling tactics are of great use defensively, but he is clumsy in attack. Stanfield and Carswell are a useful defence. Stanfield in particular should do well next year as his skating improves. Both Cousens and Higgins deserve credit for their goal-keeping. They were both used on the first team when Currier was away, and they did well. The second team as a whole did not do itself justice in its matches, but they had so little practice together that it could hardly be expected of them. H. K. C. HOCKEY CHARACTERS Goal. Second year on the team. Played some fine games. Stopping ability good, but in- clined to be slow in clearing. Defence. First year on the team. A good defence man, and used his body to advantage. A rather clumsy skater. Defence. Second year on the team. A good stickhandler and fast skater who made many sensational rushes. Needs to improve his shooting. Centre. First year on the team. A good skater and has a hard shot, but he is a poor back-checker and needs to work harder. Right Wing. Second year on the team. An accurate shot, good at combination, and a heavy checker. Played his position well, but was inclined to be slow and out of training. Sub. First year on the team. Improved in shooting and skating very rapidly as the season progressed. Substituted on the forward line. Needs to skate faster. Suh. First year on the team. Played some good games. Skates well, but is not fast enough. H.J.R. Captain. Left Wing. Third year on the team. Backchecked very effectively, and is a good stick-handler. Led the scoring for the season. Filled his position as captain very well, and always worked hard. J. B. Currier. E. N. Rhodes. J. S. Irvin. B. Maclaren. F. M. GOBEIL. G. A. McCORMICK. C. E. Pacaud. H. J. Robertson. 8 The Ashburian STANDING OF THE SCORERS Goals. Assists, Total. Robertson. . MacLaren. Gobeil Irvin Rhodes. . . . McCormick Pacaud .... 14 8 4 3 2 1 1 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 17 9 6 4 3 1 1 -0- ASHBURY vs. OTTAWA UNIVERSITY This game was played in the Auditorium on January 28th. Both teams played their fastest hockey in the first few minutes. Gobeil was the first to shoot at goal, but the puck lacked impetus and was stopped. Three minutes after the beginning of play Patterson scored for the University, and tw o minutes later Ber- thionne sent another shot past Higgins. Irvin, Gobeil, and Robert- son made rushes, but found the Ottawa defence too strong. (Ash- buty 0; Ottawa University 2.) At the beginning of the second period Robertson made a fine attack, and nearly scored. He followed this up with other brilliant rushes. Cousens made three excellent saves, but our opponents had the better of the play, and the puck remained in our half of the ice. Cadieux then scored, and two more goals were added from mix-ups in front of our goal. McCormick managed to break away and shoot, but the puck was stopped. (Ashbury 0; Ottawa Uni- versity 5.) Ashbury started the third period well, and it looked as if a goal was certain, but none of Robertson ' s or Gobeil ' s shots man- aged to get past their goaler. Half-way through the period Ber- thionne broke through the defence, and scored again for them. After this play became slower; the Ashbury team was both tired and discouraged. (Ashbury 0; Ottawa University 6.) The line-ups were: Ashbury: Higgins (goal); Rhodes, Irvin (defence); Pacaud, Robertson, Gobeil (forwards); Cousens, McCormick, Porter (subs). Ottawa University: Powers (goal) ; Berthionne, Boule (defence) ; Patterson, Cadieux, Raymond (forwards); Leduc, Lefebvre, Lauthier, Lanoue (subs). The Ashburian 9 ASHBURY vs. L. G. C. This game was played on Feb. 14th at the Forum, Montreal, on rough and slow ice. We had many Old Boy supporters, among whom were Pemberton, Cave, Irvine, Riordon, Lemoine, Mon- sarrat, Rowat, and many others. After the face-off the L. C. C. forwards showed better speed than ours, but this was equalised by our superior defence. There was no very striking play on either side during this first period, except that Irvin made some good rushes through their defence, but shot wild each time. Morrison was playing a good game for them at centre. Gobeil and Currier were unable to play for us, and were missed a great deal. In the last minute of the period Robert- son scored a goal for them with a fairly long shot. Higgins had been playing well up to then, but should not have let this shot score. (Ashbury 0; L. C. C. 1.) At the start of the second period MacLaren took the puck right up to the goal, but unfortunately had his stick knocked out of his hands. L. C. C. still showed better speed than we did, and our defence was weakening a little. MacLaren and Irvin went through their men often, but their shots were stopped every time by White, their goal-tender, who played a very good game through- out. Then Robertson scored a second goal for them after a brilliant play. The next moment MacLaren shot, but the puck hit the post. Soon afterwards Chambers, their captain, scored a third goal, making the score 3-0, which lead they kept to the end. (Ashbury 0; L. C. C. 3.) Irvin was our star player, and played finely all through; while for them Robertson and Morrison were the best. The lines-up were: Ashbury: Higgins (goal); Rhodes, Irvin (defence); MacLaren, Porter, Robertson (forwards); Stanfield, Pacaud, Cousens (subs.) L. C. C: White (goal); Calder, Guthrie (defence); Morrison, Robertson, Chambers (forwards); Webster, Jopling (subs.) — — — o — — — • ASHBURY vs. B. C. S. February 21st, In spite of this match being a defeat it was a good performance on the part of Ashbury, for B. C. S. had trimmed L. C. C. by a score of 7-1, and we went to meet them expecting a hard battle. In the first ten minutes of play Ashbury looked to be the better team, and only the excellent play of the Lennoxville goaler pre- vented us from getting an early lead; at least three times Irvin 10 The Ashhurian sailed through the whole defence, but failed to beat him. Then Cousens was unhicky in letting a shot slip through his pads while Rhodes, who had crashed heavily into the boards, was seeking a substitute . Before the team recovered from this, another goal was scored from close in which gave Cousens no chance. An individual effort by Robertson, who shot from a distance and scored off the rebound, gave us one goal before half-time. (Ash- bury 1; B. C. S. 2.) In the second period we again pressed, and after a while MacLaren scored from a combined movement with Robertson. At this point Gobeil was unfortunately put off for an accidental trip. In such a close game this made a great difference, for while he was away the unmarked man was given a clever pass and scored. A few minutes later exactly the same combination gave B. C. S. their fourth goal, both of these shots giving Cousens yery little chance. The Ashbury forwards made great efforts to score again, all of them putting in a number of good shots, but Lennoxville stood on the defence, and no more goals were scored. (Ashbury 2; B. C. S. 4.) The line-ups were: Ashhury: Cousens (goal); Rhodes, Irvin (defence); MacLaren, Robertson, Gobeil (forwards); Porter, Pacaud, (spares). B. C. S.: Hanna (goal) ; Hamilton, McMaster (defence) ; Blinco, Monk, Blinco (forwards); Reid, Waters (spares). ' - • 0 ASHBURY vs. L. C. C. The return game was played at the Auditorium at 12.30 p.m. on February 28th. This time we had our revenge for our defeat in Montreal on February 14th, and won a decisive victory by four goals to none. Ashbury had the upper hand throughout most of the game, and our goal was seldom in danger. After the face-off Rhodes rushed, and Robertson ' s shot off the rebound was well saved by White. Calder and Robertson pene- trated through our forwards, but the latter missed his shot. Gobeil and Robertson rushed ; the puck stuck in the twine at the back of the goal. The umpire awarded it, but the referee called a face-off as it had entered by the back. After White had saved a good shot by MacLaren, Robertson scored the first of his three goals, and MacLaren soon added another. At this stage the L. C. C. forwards hardly ever got beyond centre ice, so good was our back-checking, and White found plenty of work to do. Just before the end of the period Robertson scored from a mix-up, but the goal was called back for offside. (Ashbury 2; L. C. C. 0). The Ashburian 11 The second period started with play at the L. C. C. end. Time after time Robertson ' s back-checking prevented L. C. C. from getting away, though his shooting was somewhat erratic, but soon he skated through the defence alone and beat White with a close shot. Irvin then rushed the length of the ice. White came out to save, and Irvin ' s shot off the rebound hit him a glancing blow on the head. He was unable to continue the game, and Jopling took his place. The period ended with several end to end rushes. (Ashbury 3; L. C. C. 0). L. C. C. started the third period with determined efforts to score, and Currier made two good saves. Robertson then attacked and nearly scored, but shortly afterwards he rushed and slid the puck between Jopling ' s feet. At the end of the period Pacaud, McCormick, and Stanfield were sent on for Ashbury. (Ashbury, 4 ; L. C. C. 0.) For Ashbury Robertson played a great game, both in attack and defence, and MacLaren also did well. The defence was sound, Irvin making many dangerous rushes, while Rhodes used his body to advantage. Currier played a very sound game in goal. Morrison and Robertson were the best on the L.C.C. team, while Jopling, though unused to the position, played a good, cool game in the nets. The line-ups were : Ashbury: — Currier (goal); Rhodes, Irvin (defence); Mac- Laren, G-obeil, Robertson (forwards) ; McCormick, Porter, Stan- field, Pacaud (subs.). L.C.C. : — White (goal); Calder, Guthrie (defence); Robert- son, Morrison, Chambers (forwards); Jopling, Webster (subs.). 0 ASHBURY vs. LISGAR COLLEGIATE This game was played at the Auditorium on March 11th. It was a fast game, and Ashbury were superior throughout. At the beginning of the first period the Ashbury forward line passed very well, and the puck was kept for the most part at the Collegiate end. In the first few minutes Ashbury shot several times at the Collegiate goal, and Robertson got through their defence and scored. The Collegiate tried hard to equalise, but had to keep on the defensive, making use of heavy body-checks. Individual rushes were made by both teams. McCormick then scored off a beautiful pass from MacLaren. (Ashbury 2 ; Lis- gar 0). The Collegiate started out the second period determined to score. They shot again and again at Currier, but each time the 12 The Ashbiirian puck was stopped. Finally a combined attack led by Reynolds got through the Ashbury line, but Currier saved brilliantly. Irvin secured the puck from a skirmish in front of the Ashbury net, skated the length of the rink through their defence, and scored. Ashbury then played a defensive game, and held the Collegiate till the bell rang. (Ashbitry 3; Lisgar 0). For A ' shhury, Currier played well in goal, and MacLaren, McCormick and Irvin starred. The line-ups were : Ashbury: — iCurrier (goal); Rhodes, Irvin (defence); Robert- soiqi, MacLaren, Gobeil (forwards); McCormick (sub.). Collegiate: — Munro (goal); Hobart, Putman (defence); Leg- gett, Reynolds, Cameron (forwards) ; Westwick, Dunscombe _ — 0 SECOND TEAM vs. ST. ALBAN ' S This game was played on February 25th at the Audi- torium, and was refereed by Rhodes, Ashbury winning by two goals to none. The play as a whole was not |ast, and neither side showed strong combination, though both our scores were made from well- directed centres. It was a clean game, which at times lacked life, though Hamilton did his best to remedy this when he was on. The first goal was scored by McCormick about half way through the period after the puck had been faced off on the St. Alban ' s goal line. Shortly afterwards Fauquier scored a second goal after a mix-up around their nets. (Ashbury 2; St. Alban ' s 0). During the second period neither side scored. Our shooting was somewhat erratic, and the better shots were stopped by Cur- rie, who played a good game in the nets. The Ashbury defence was sound, McCormick doing very effective work with his hook- check, and Higgins stopped anv shots which came through to him. (Ashbury 2; St. Alban ' s 0). For us, besides McCormick, Stanfield played a good game, making several individual rushes. The line ips were : Ashbury: — Higgins (goal); Carswell, Stanfield (defence); McCormick, Porter, Fauquier II (forwards) ; Hamilton, Millen (spares). S . Alban ' s: — Currie (goal) ; Wylie, Best (defence) Brown Botsford, Grarrett (forwards); Edwards, Ferguson (subs.). The return game was played at Brockville on March 4th. The Ashbtirian 13 The team was slightly weaker than before owing to the fact that MciCormick and Higgins were unfortunately not able to play, and we lost by 3 goals to 2, Though it is not a good thing to make excuses for a defeat, fortune was against us also during the game, as we had considerably more of the play, and the puck was more often in their half of the ice; in particular the winning goal was a very lucky shot made from some way outside the defence. In the first period Wylie scored their first goal after one minute of play. Ashbury then pressed strongly, Carswell in par- ticular making very good rushes up the length of the ice, but failing to score. Soon however Stanfield equalized with an ex- cellent piece of individual work. (Ashbury 1; St. Alban ' s 1) . At the beginning of the second period Wylie scored again for them, to which Stanfield replied a few minutes later with a second goal. Both sides tried hard to score the winning point. It looked as if we should manage it, but Millen, with only the goalkeeper to beat, hit his pads, and Porter with a good shot from the side hit the post. With only one minute to go Ferguson took a long shot from outside the defence which slipped past Camsell. (Ashbury 2; St. Alban ' s 3). In spite of our defeat it was a much better game than the previous one here. The play was much faster, the combination of both sides better, and excitement was continually kept up. The Ashbury team played well on the whole, Stanfield, Carswell, and Pacaud being the most useful, while Millen and Fauquier both did good work. It was a pity that a deciding game could not be arranged, so that we could make sure of the result. The line-ups were: Ashbury: — Camsell (goal); Stanfield, Carswell (defence); Pacaud, Porter, Fauquier (forwards) ; Hamilton, Millen (spares). St. Alban ' s : — Same as in previous game. 0 BOLSHEVIK HOCKEY March, 1925, and another successful season closed for us — short, it is true, but nevertheless very good! Stick breaking had preference over stick-handling. Alas ! the Masters won their match against us, but that was not their fault ; three of our team being in Brockville, and three in Hull, what could we do ? (This state- ment appears to be somewhat partial. Why did the Bolsheviki suffer from over-confidence, and allow their valuable members to go away to these places ? Besides, the Staff also suffered, or gained, from one of its members being away in one of these delectable 14 The Ashhurian spots — not that either can be regarded as a matter for boasting. Ed.) Our players were in great demand, and were un- able to get together. The Masters, however, attained victory at great risk to themselves; they must not become too confident. Many of our octogenarian members are leaving our ranks this year, and we are very sorry to see them go. Among them are Stick-Chandler Willie, Hammy, Speedy Dawes, and Broad Higgle. We thank these fellows for the good and bad feeling they bestowed on us, and assure them that we shall miss them greatly. To the Masters we extend hearty thanks for the time and efforts they spent on us. They were always eager to play. In conclusion, we wish to acknowledge the receipt of a letter from Chicherin complimenting us on our good work. H. McL. 0 STAFF vs. BOLSHEVIKS " The masters were ably supported by those two adherents of law and order, Gilmour and Cann II, since Mr. King was absent, and there were no other aspirants to hockey laurels. The game was played at the Auditorium on Wednesday, March 4th., and resulted in the Staff comfortably upholding their reputation for combatting the powers of turbulence and insurrection. The game was fast and fiercely contested. For the masters Gilmour in goal and Cann on defence proved towers of strength, which enabled Mr. Cassels and Mr. Edwards to charge indivi- dually and threateningly up the ice, and Mr. Chester-Master and Mr. Pattisson, when not indulging in hurdling practice at each other ' s expense, to combine in some effective passing movements. To mention any particular member of the Bolshevik team is impossible ; there were so many enthusiastic supporters of the ' ' Red Flag " that the supply of spares was continuous and inex- haustible. One and all were too prone to copy their namesakes and rely on noisy individual attacks, which were shattered by the steady defence. The first goal was scored by Townie Cann. During the second period Mr. Chester Master increased the lead, and Daniels count- ered. The masters replied quickly by Mr. Pattisson scoring from a inix-up in front of goal. In the last period Mr. Cassels put in two, and Mr. Edwards brought the final score to six. The game was abty handled by Rhodes. The Ashhurian 15 INTERMEDIATE HOCKEY Only one matcli could be arranged for the Intermediates this season — against iSelwyn House. The result was a draw, but we should have won if we had not found it necessary to allow them to play a man considerably above the standard age in compensation for one of ours who was slightly over-age. For the future the best and fairest course would be to keep strictly to the age limit. The actual team on occasions played distinctly well, one of the best features being their attention to combination, and this was often very effective. Individual stick-handling was on the whole good also. The chief weakness lay in defence tactics — mainly in the forwards forgetting to drop back when a defence player was making a rush, and in the defence men not keeping close enough together, though in the one match the defence work Was good, and continually forced our opponents to shoot from far out. Besides the team there were another seven or eight good play- ers who were over the age limit as far as matches were concerned. After that, there was a distinct gap, and the others were a good deal inferior in ability. However, everyone, and particularly the team, showed the greatest keenness, and there are quite a number of players among the Intermediates who will be very useful as they grow older. H. K. 0 INTERMEDIATES vs. SELWYN HOUSE This game was played at the Victoria Rink, Montreal, on Feb. 4th. The pace was slow at the start, Ashhury finding the rink very much larger than they had been accustomed to. Selwyn House scored first, Meagher, who was considerably larger and faster than anyone on our team, skating round the defence. Ash- bury then got going, and after some minutes of play Macphail scored with a shot which rebounded off their goal-keeper. Selwyn House then scored another goal, Nichol sending in a bouncing shot which left Snell no chance. (Ashbury 1; Selwyn House 2). During the second half Ashbury played strong defensive tac- tics, and had considerably the better of the game. We equalized the score when Cann skated down by himself and put in a very strong high shot. Neither team was able to score the winning goal. (Ashbnry 2; Selwyn House 2.) Our opponents were a good deal bigger than we were, but they relied mainly on individual rushes, while the Ashbury team play was at times very good. Cann played well all through, 16 The Ashhitrian both in attack and defence, and Mickles, though handicapped hy size, comlbined well on the wing. On the defence both Sontham and Macphail played good games. The Ashbury line-np was : Snell (goal) ; Southam I, Macphail (defence) ; Cann 11 Mickles II, MacBrien I (forwards) ; Beardmore, Fanquier III (subs.). 0 . JUNIOR HOCKEY In spite of the shortness of the season due to the early thaw the Junior Hockey was very successful and enjoyable. The great- est keenness was shewn by all; in fact, difficulty was found in giving practice to everyone who clamoured for it. Games were played every possible afternoon on the Junior Rink, and occasion- ally we were allowed to use the Intermediate and Senior Rinks. We played four matches. The first, against the Rockcliffe Public School, on our ice, resulted in a victory for us by 9 goals- to 5. Our side was well skippered by " Junior " Brodie. Our second match against the same team was won by them, 1--0. Unfortunately, Smellie was unable to play, which weakened us considerably; but bur line-out was very ably captained by Bill MacBrien. In the final contest with the Public School we put out a slightly stronger six, though the average weight was under 75 lbs. ; and trimmed them 9 goals to 2. They proved, in every game, most sporting opponents ; and we hope the friendly rivalry between us- may be continued next year. In our annual fixture (under 13) with Selwyn House, Mont- real, we were beaten by 2 goals to one. It was a fine game, and hotly contested from start to finish. The whole trip was greatly enjoyed by all. Our team was as follows: M. Grant (g ' oal) ; W. R. MacBrien, C. Prior (defence) ; A. B. Brodie, P. Smellie (captain), H. Fensom (forwards) ; J. Davidson,. N. Gillies (spares). Reporter, J. Rowley. We have already sent up several very promising players to the Intermediates; and this year ' s showing assures that the pre- sent Juniors will provide some stars for the Senior Team in days, to come. H. C. M. The Ashburian 17 COLOUR GAMES THE early thaw made it necessary to hurry the Colour games through, so they were played on the knock-out system. First, the Greens played the Whites, the Reds drawing a bye. The resulting match was fairly even, but the Green defence, consisting of McMaster and Dawes, with McLachlin substituting, and Camsell in goal, proved too strong for the other side, for whom Millen and Ritchie were the most outstanding. Daniels led the the Green forward line, and did not find the White defence so im- penetrable, and the Greens won by 2-0. This left the Greens to play the Reds in the Final. The Red team looked very weak on paper, but they put up a very good game, Duguid showing especially good form for his age. Cann I and Ross I also played well for the Reds, but were unable to score, and the Greens were the winners by 3-0. These games should be looked upon as trial games for the Senior Practice of the next year. They give the better Inter- mediates a chance of showing what they can do on a full-sized rink among better players, and they give the Seniors a chance of judging their possibilities. The Greens are to be congratulated on Avinnino- the shield two years running. H. K. C. SKIING HE skiing season this year was very poor, as there was not much snow until January, and most of what came then melted at the beginning of February. On March 8th some of the boarders went up the Gatineau with the Ottawa Ski Club. The school was also represented in the Interscholastic ski race for the Southam Trophy. There are really no good all-round skiers in the school except MacKenzie I, who represented the school in the jumping compe- tition held by the Cliffside Ski Club at Fairy Lake. We hope that next year w411 be a better year for skiing, and that everyone will take more interest in it. K. E. C. BOXING A boxing tournament was held on Saturday, March 21st. At the end, the Head Master congratulated Serg. Major Stone on the good showing of his pupils; and everyone will en- dorse this praise; for the school boxing, if still remarkable rather for enthusiasm than for skill, has certainly improved. The judges were Mr. J. L. Mclntyre and Mr. M. Goodwin, of the Ottawa Amateur Boxing Association ; and they most gener- ously presented a medal to be won by the best boxer of the evening. 18 The Ashburian The Junior Lightweight Competition was won by MacBrien II. In the Junior Heavyweight, Smellie had a walk-over, his oppo- nents being sick. In the first semi-final of the Intermediate Lightweight, Snell beat Ewart, after a keen and close bout. In the second, Fau- quier III, using his left well, beat Macphail. In the final, Fau- quier again got the decision. A semi-final of the Intermediate Heavyweight, Cann II vs. Mackenzie I, gave one of the best bouts of the evening. Mackenzie got the decision, because of the weight he was giving away; and he won the final against Duguid without difficulty; though in neither bout on Saturday did he show the activity and ferocity we saw in his preliminary against Minnes. In the Senior Lightweight, agility was the order of the evening : there was less punching than leg-work. Irvin won against Porter; while Fauqnier II, with Camselk as his partner, boxed a bye, in which there was much genial prancing, and one beautiful clinch. In the final, Fauquier was the winner. The Senior Heavyweight, in contrast, was thoroughly stren- uous and bloody. Fauquier I beat Higgins, the bout being stopped when Higgins was nearly out ; and MacLaren did the same to Mayburry, though in the first round it was nearly the other way about, so vigorously did Maj burry land with his right at the be- ginning. In the final, MacLaren beat Fauquier. Fauquier put up a good fight; but his punch, compared with MacLaren ' s, lacks power. To MacLaren the judges ' medal was given. We congratulate him. His foot-work is not very good at present, and he looks rather stiff ; but he is very strong, and both cool and aggressive. If he sticks to boxing, he should be a most formidable man. E. K. BADMINTON DI E-ING the winter it was discovered that the new Gym. in the Memorial Wing was more than large enough for the laying out of a Badminton Court; so this was done. In order to rouse interest in the game and to show how it is played, an evening was set apart for an exhibition game. Very kindly Col. Snell and Mr. Stewart, Canadian Doubles Champions, came out to the school, and, with Major Foy and Mr. Wright, made up a four. From the beginning it was obvious that the game was much more exciting than had been anticipated, and there was consider- able applause during its progress. As a consequence quite a num- ber of boys took up the game with interest, and have during the winter improved tremendously. The Ashbtirian 19 Many other ladies and gentlemen have enjoyed a game at the School since, and all are very pleased with the lighting, the back- ground, and all the other arrangements of the court. Next year it is intended to hold a tournament, and we hope that everyone will be able to take part. It is a game which calls for great quickness of foot, a good eye, and a strong, flexible wrist. Moreover, it is a game known all over the world ; and its devotees are increasing with almost the same rapidity as did those of tennis a decade ago. H. F. W. ROWING SINCE cricket is the established sport for the Summer Term, there are very few boys eligible to join the Rowing Club, as none of the members of the Cricket Club are allowed to row. However, in spite of this, we hope to do well this year, since all the boys who are going in for rowing are keen sports, and some of them are quite promising oarsmen. We are able to get down to the Rowing Club every day after school, and although as yet we have not got down very often, we hope to manage it regularly now, as there will be no more Cadet Corps drill after school. Mr. Edwards, who rowed for Christ ' s College, Cambridge, is coaching us, and he is doing all he can to encourage this form of sport. We wish to thank the Ottawa Rowing Ciub for making a 20 The AsJihurian specially low fee for students, which will encourage them to join the Club. If the fees were higher, a large number of boys who go away for the summer would not find it worth while to join. K. E. C. CRICKET PROSPECTS IN spite of there being six old colours on which to build the team the prospects for the season were, at first, none too ■ bright. All our best bowlers had left, and there was no one who could be expected to make scores as big as Clarke did last year. But after a month of cricket our hopes of success in Mont- real are high. The bowling has noticeably improved. G-obeil will be our most useful bowler, and not only does he take wickets, but he is hard to score off. Bowling nine overs for only eighteen runs against Macaulay ' s strong side was a fine performance. Mac- Laren is bowling faster than last year, and Oppe II is a promising slow break bowler. The batting will not be brilliant, but has more consistency than last year, even the last few batsmen being capable of making runs. Rhodes has greatly improved. Pacaud, Daniels, and MacLaren are all good for runs, and Cann I is useful with both bat and ball. There is plenty of room for improve- ment in the fielding. If that can be achieved, the team can hope for a successful season. H. K. C. ASHBURY vs. ASHBUEY. C. E. Paeaud, b. Kemp E. N. Ehodes, c b, Ve.rgette. . . Mr. J. R. Pattisson, 1 bw, b. Kemp R. Daniels, c. Aldridge, b. Ver- gette Mr. H. K. Cassels, b. Kemp B. W. MacLaren, run out 10 1 13 21 H. Cann, 1 bw, b. King 5 F. M. Gobeil, b. King 6 J. W. Ritcihie, st. Vergette, b. Orbinski 8 H. J. Robertson, c. King, b. Ald- ridge 4 H. H. Higgins, c. Watts, b.King. 12 J. S. Oppe, not out 0 Extras 7 DEFENSE C. C. May 9th. DEFENSE. A. E. Kemp, b. Gobeil 19 H. King, b. Gobeil 5 E. F. llitehman, b. Oppe 6 T. Vergette, b. Gobeil 1 P. M. Oi binski, b. MacL aren 14 A. Watts, run out 0 P. Broderick, b. Gobeil 0 A. O. Truseott, c. Higgins, b.Oppe 4 Capt. Lawrence, b. Cann 2 F. Aldridge, c. Ritchie, b. Cann. . 6 A. Llojd, not out 3 A. Haddleton, b. Cann 0 Extras 9 TOTAL . TOTAL 11. The Ashhurian 21 ASHBURY COLLEGE vs. MR. MACAULAY ' S XI May 16th. ASHBURY COLLEGE. ME. MACAULAY ' S XI. Mr. H. F. Wright, b. Clarke .... 51 E. N. Rhodes, b. Clarke 0 C. E. Pacaud, c. Evans, b. Mit- chell 4 Mr. J. R. Pattisson, 1 bw, b. Mit- chell 1 B.W. MacLaren, c. Clarke, b. Mit- chell 1 Mr. H. K. Cassels, c. Cla rke, b. Mitchellj 19 F. R. Daniels, b. Mitchell 0 H, Cann, b. FartlMnig 5 Mr. H. King, b. Mitchell 0 F. M. Gobeil, b. Ferralbee 7 T. Cann, c. Evans, b.Wanstall. . . 4 J. S, Oppe, no ' t out 3 Extras 1 TOTAL 96 G. P. Hedges, c. Rhodes, b. Mac- Laren 8 V. R. Mustard, b. MiacLaren .... 65 G. H. Wanstall, c.Cassels, b.M.ac- Laren 0 V. C. Wansboro ' ug-h, st. Rhodes, b. Oppe 36 C. C. Macaulay, c. Rhodes, b.Wright 5 H. H. Higgins, c. b. Cann I . . . . 1 A. Clarke, c. Cann I, b. Gobeil. . . 1 S. R. Saunders, b. Cann II 2 G. Ferrabee, st. Rhodes, b. Cann I . 0 A. Evans, c. Wright, b. Cann II . . 0 J, Farthing, 1 bw, b. Cann II ... . 1 H. Mitchell, not out 1 Es tras 5 TOTAL 125 AshbLiry vs. L.€.€., Mav 23r(i— Asiibury 80 (Gobeil 41) and 58 (Gobeil 20). L.C. ' C. 41 and 26 (MacLaren 8 wickets for 13 rims). AsMmry vs. B.CS., May 25th— Ashbury 22 and 26. B.G.iS. 17 and 14. SHOOTING The following are the results of the shooting Competitions which have been competed for this Winter. Winner of the Scott Cup Cadet Pacaud. Winner of the O ' Connor Cup Cadet Pacaud. Winner of the Cox Cup Cadet Jar vis. Winner of the Humphrey Cup Gilmour. Winner of the highest Aggregate Score in the Dominion Rifle League Cadet Pacaud. Winner of the District Cadet Officers Special Medal. . Cadet Pacaud Winner of the Special Prize, for representing the A Team in all four Matches in the Dominion Rifle League . . Cadet Wilson I 22 The Ashhurian Certificates and Awards for the Winter Series of the Dom- inion Rifle League: — Special Certificates 1st Class Certificates 1st Class Certificates. Marksman ' s Badges. Seniors. Cann I 2nd Class. Craig 2nd Class. Daniels 2nd Class. Hamilton 2nd Class. McCurdy 2nd Class. Camsell 2nd Class. Robertson 2nd Class. Stanfield I.... 2nd Class. Wilson 1 2nd Class. Ross II 2nd Class. Fauquier II 2nd Class. Cousens 2nd Class. A Team Seniors. B Team Seniors. Junior Team. Marksman ' s Badges Juniors. Jarvis Special. Bowman 2nd Class. Snell 2nd Class. Hardy 2nd Class. OLD BOYS THAT there is no Old Boys ' news in this number is due to the fact that Mr. Hewitt has had no answers to the many letters he ssnt out asking for news. We are sorry for this, as we had hoped to make it a regular feature. Let us hope we may have a good numb er of items of interest for the next issue. — — . — .3 . LIBRARY NOTES WE have again many people to thank: Mr. Cowans, who gave us the Times History of the War; Mr. McCurdy, who gave the Bonk of Knowledge; Mrs. Fauquier, who still sends us The Wide World Magazine; and others who have kindly given books and papers. We must also thank both the Library Com- mittees, the Senior and the Junior, for their good work. They have aieatly helped the lihrarian, and have deserved well of the School It is hoped that further additions to the equipment of the Librarv may be made during the Summer Holidays. E. K. The Ashhurian 23 FORM NOTES Sixth form THIS is the last time the scandals of the present Sixth Form are to be published here. As usual, fashions have been set by the Sixth. The grey pants and blue coat habit has proved the most contagious. We can foretell a serious slump in the sale of stationery when such scribes as Dawes and MacLaren have left. The excellent taste Ned Pacaud displayed by joining our tribe should not be passed over without due recognition. We also extend our congrats to MacLaren for his successes in the ring, not forgetting Gib, who put up a great scrap against time. A Few Forms. The Sixth— In ation amint tablets Great Re Bill Montreal ' s up-to-date rink Fours Noncon ist and Venus de Milo. Who ' s Who in the Sixth Form. Hal C. V. Cann Hails from N. J.; Cricket and Football Capt.; wears bell pants. KiNGSLEY CousENS. Captains rowing squad; will jew anybody out of anything. F. Ryland Daniels A dangerous man in the fairway; also eats yeast as though he enjoyed it. Ormiston J. Dawes Connoisseur in hair oils; makes bird-like noises. Gilbert Fauquier Head Prefect and boss of the form; when his feet are at attention his legs are still ' at ease. " John C. Gamble Chest-expansion increasing daily; delights in burning sulphur candles. Fowler Gobeil Hockey star; likes his little snort during 3rd period, Bedell Hamilton Official pun-manufacturer; has the habit of taking French leave and drawing ikmiks. Herbert Hall HiGGiNS Future middle for R. M. C; toe-dancing not his speciality. 24 The Ashhuridn Brock MacLaren G. Arnott McCoRMICK Donald McCurdy Charles Ned Pacaud Edgar Rhodes Jock Wilson John Wilson Adonis of the Sixth Form; administers a mean punch. Good-natured and harmless; has nice curly hair. Draws pictures-you may see some in this number. Recently promoted; child prodigy at al- gebra and tennis. Commander of the Corps ; apes the English- man on Tuesdays and Fridays. Collects class pins, and gets quite rough at times. Has one feature by which we distinguish him from his young brother — -he tells stories about Peter the Pole-cat. Sextette The first cricket match was scheduled for May 2nd, but rain made it impossible to play. We understand several boys, for want of exercise, had to resort to " The Dumbells. " Poe ' stell us there are Three Graces. We think one is sufficient, however, to do all the scolding at Ashbury. The Ashburian 25 The magic lantern is the most popular thing in the lecture room re- gime. We expect in the near future to be shown ' Telix the Catalytic Agent. " Just before the Easter vac. we listened to an address by the notorious gentleman from Mont- real. We ' re glad to know there are gentle- men in Montreal. Several younger boys were recently soaked for not taking their egg- noggs. We don ' t appro- ve of young men being driven to drink. Mr. Ker has pubhshed a book on Hygienics, it is reported, which is en- titled " The Ker of the Rev. H. Chester-Master. Teeth " . VB. Hip! Hip! Hurray! the term is nearly over. We are now pre- paring for a well-earned rest. Next year we will be the proud sixth, and we ' ll be eligible to attend Mr. Wright ' s Saturday afternoon parties. Let ' s give Pacaud three cheers. He was too good for us, so they put him in the sixth. This term the form has contributed liberally to the sports, being well represented in both cricket and rowing. The loss of Biggar and Pacaud next term will be deeply felt by us all. 26 The Ashburian Things we sometimes imagine: McLachlin with curling wrappers in his hair; Wilson III driving cows up the main street of Lachute; Marler on an Arctic expedition; Bogert with his assignment unfinished; Oppe I in short pants; Maybury getting 100 per cent, in French. .Q . A MIDSUMMER NIGHT ' S DREAM 1926 Here we are back at school after the Christmas Holidays. There are Biggar and Marler, the middle and flying wings of the football team. There in the wheel-chair is Mayburry, living on tonics and egg-noggs. But who is the living skeleton talking to him? Goodness! It ' s Wilson III! Leaving the Gym. are Merrett and Bogert, the school boxing champion and demon bowler respect- ively. Who are these delicate, high-strung boys ? McLachlin and Robertson; but not as we know them. Upstairs in the music room Arnold hammers classical music all day; while Oppe I, having forsaken the blues, turns the pages. Mackenzie, with two days ' growth of beard, is bullying McMaster unmercifully; while Cam- eron enforces fair plair. Who is the imbecile who needs three special lessons a day? Craig. He is talking to an object always on the watch for the postman. Ritchie it is, his vitality sapped by morn- ing drill, but still with an excuse for slipping it. Surely these tall husky, good-looking boys aren ' t Drummond and Ross, are they? They certainly are! Then he woke up. VA — " Mirabilissimus " No use telling you that we ' re the best form in the school; everybody knows that. However there are a few things we should like to say — a few we should like to know: How often does Charlie get his hair cut? Where Barny goes every day after school, and how does he manage to get off Cadet Corps so often? Cast your eyes on Fauquier. " Je suis sage en francais. " Sit up and take notice. Cartwright is going to take up Greek " . Let me introduce " King Chal " (Challies), another strong supporter of " The Form " . Our Flaming Youth (Harry) complains of the shortage of carrots. His hair is losing colour. Bill says he hasn ' t an} ' more use for Hawkesbury girls. We wonder why. The Ashburian 27 Oh Nellie, how ' s your sax? (This is not an invita;tion to bring it to school). Compliments of our " fiddler " — the only one who can play a decent death4mell (for VA victims). John ' s views on the 4.4 planks. Ask him yourself. Phelan — We wonder who is writing him all those letters — those from Ottawa. Oxford ' s Pocket Edition of Hercules — Our Gus. The rest — Bowman, Burpee, Jarvis, and Gault — all strong patriots — if they can be found. Illi, qui mentibus nostris linguam barbaricam paene inserit, corpora delinquentium lenissime corrigit, matrimonii fortunam mox tentaturo simpliciter oratulamur. IVG IV ' C has been victorious in all its form fights. We cleaned up those tenacious blowers VA. Chunky, Freddie, and Frank did their bit — by being at the book-room. The form showed its col- ours — not white. We have at last crossed the Rubicon, and sub- dued the barbarous VA. The form has been very generous in its contributions to the Library. The following books have been presented: Advanced Geometry — by Carsley; Latin Poems — by Watson Slessor; How to Catch a Rabbit — by Chateauvert; How to Write — by Humphrey I; Wash away Fat — by Chunky; The Book of Etiquette — by Freddie. 28 The Ashhurian MOSQUITOES You re hot and tired and feel opprest: What then will he- your first requettl A hammoclc, shade, a hooT :, and rest — This is the hour of the mosquito. He comes, an uninvited guest, And ' piece hy piece, despite protest, Will chew, devour, and then digest His wretched prey. 0 vile mosquito! 0 noisome heast! How I detest This trouhler of my sleep, this pest, Who proves his sting through socle and vest! ■ Why did God create mosquitoes ' ? Most brutish gnat! Fray don ' t molest Me with your song, you beast unblest. You ' re but a7i insect at your best — Worse than an insect — a mosquito ! The Ashburian 29 IV B This year IVB, ought to be especially good at cricket. What with Dewar and his terrible smoke-balls, and Carrique who made a century (in a century), we ought to be able to beat VA. any day. Of course there are weak points. Scott ' s bowling might be im jroved (keep it dark), and Stanfield could not miss many more balls than he does when he is wicket-keeping. Garland, who is a star on the junior team, has many weak points, which we won ' t disclose, as they might be rather embarrassing. Brodie I might be on the South Africans. Mackenzie, the Mexican, could probably make a few good shots. G-amble plays a gambling game, and makes a few runs on chance. Guthrie, the big boy, can with- stand even Dewar ' s terrible smoke-balls, so he ought to be on the first team. Gilmour and Morgan, the two tallest boys in the form, should long-stop. Cann can play a pretty good game, but Cann cannot do much better than be the only person in IVB. 30 The Ashhurian in the first team. Congrats to Cann. Hardy hardly ever plays; at least I have never seen him, and I don ' t suppose many other people have. iSo we ' ll let him have his way. IV BA We may not have much brains (and what we have is mostl} shared by Eliot and Evans), but we aren ' t bad at some other things. We have some cricketers. Beardmore and Fauquier III are good in the Intermediates; and Brodie II and MacBrien II are about the best of the Juniors. In MacBrien and Fauquier we have also two boxing champions. Ewart is a tennis-player, as well as a cricketer; and he has just got a new pair of windows which make him look even handsomer than before. While Bremner has taken to playing the saxophone, Farr is still at his fiddling. They say he is getting better: anyhow he is farther away, which is as good. We miss Grier, who has gone off to England. We hope he will have a very gay time, and be back soon, with some new designs for boats and engines. Ill What would happen to the Third Form if : Gillies came first in Latin; Robinson sat still for three minutes; Kelly spoke English; - ' ■ Southam stopped arguing; Perodeau had no detention ; Grant was a French scholar; Rowley did not talk in class; Smellie did not play any games; Fensom did not eat candy; Powell came last in class; Sherwood was a star cricketer; Wodehouse was always sick? — — — -o — — — • COLLAPSE In frosty air at break of dawn, Accumulating manly brawn, I frisk and gallop round the lawn In imitation of a fawn. And understudy Mr. Shawn From seven of the clock until I droop, a wilting daffodil. With life and spirits less than nil. I ' ve had a spill; I ' ve caught a chill; I ' ll make my will; I ' m deathly ill. Talk about going through the mill! I ' ll tell the world I ' ve had my fill Of that disaster. Morning Drill. M. P. B. The Ashhurian 31 ( aes r Without Te ' rs 32 The Ashhurian ASHBURIAN COMPETITION THE prize for the best yell is awarded to Hamilton. If he will come to ' this office " , we will give it him. We now offer a prize for the best Ashbiir y Alphabet in verse. You might begin, for example: ' ' A " is for Ashbury, home of our choice: ' B " is the Bell with its sweet morning voice; " but any metre will do. - — Q — — — ' THE LUMP IK THE DESSERT " (By Ethelemdell). All rights reservedy-including the phonograph. Synopsis of previous chapters. Bynin Amara was a girl of. high ideals. She was not in a habit of being pursued by dessert frieks, in fact at the present moment she was in a riding habit. But Friek Mustapha, eldest son of the Ondive of Egypt, and keeper of the David Harem, lately banished for watering the royal egg-plant with cod-liver oil, knew nothing of this. At any rate they had to asphyxiate the jelly fish, and so of course Confederation could not be achieved until 1867. Now read on: The Ashbtirian 33 Chapter xxclii SAND. Sand everywhere, and not a drop to eat. Bynin was cast into a shade of utter ejection. She set down her demi- tasse untouched, and didn ' t even stop to use her finger-bowl - — she was essentially a woman of action. ' ' Holy Smokes! ' she exclaimed, seeing a covey of camels grouped gracefully in the background. In a moment she was beside them. She approached the largest — a thoroughbred of the finest type — and gave it her last lump of sugar with these well-chosen words of advice: ' ' Let Redpath sweeten it " . She patted it tenderly on the upper lip, put one foot in the stirrup, and in a moment was galloping away into the great open spaces, where camels are camels and drome- daries are dates. In spite of her exquisite camelwomanship she was somewhat jostled by the beast ' s rapid canter; but she optimistic- ally thought to herself, " There ' s beauty in every jar " . For cf course she was very familiar with camels, and moreover she knew every pebble and shrub of the dessert — had she not seen Rude Alf Borsalino in that super-super-heterodyne attraction " Scalding -Sands " ? Chaiter I. The horizon lay horizontally in the distance, as was its custom. On it a small cloud of dust could now be faintly ascertained. It was the relentless friek, her cruel pursuer. In utter terror the camel threw up its paws, diluted its nostrils, and uttered a loud and resounding squawk, which echoed and re-echoed through the hills around. " Bide a wee " ,- stage-whispered the friek in his most relentless tone. (He was of course of Scandinavian extrication, and often spoke in his native tongue.) Sinking with a sob to the ground, Bynin nearly toppled from her saddle. He wrenched off his vamoose, which had been covering part of his face. " Mustapha Koppee " , gasped Bynin. " No, not till you pay your A shburian subscription " , he throated. 34 The Ashhurian JOKES COLUMN Mr. Wright (holding up specimen) : As you see, gold is often found in quartz. Student : But sir, wasn ' t it found in galleons too ? The curlew — a bird that used to make a shrill call in order to let the people know when it was bed-time. Master: What was the Family Compact? Dumb: A round, flat vanity case, which the whole family used. Cricketer: I ' m going to start bowling round the wicket. Non-cricketer: I ' ve been trying to bowl somewhere round there all afternoon. We hope the aged eggs we ' ve been getting at table lately aren ' t the Lays of Ancient Rome. The recent jazz hit ' ' No One Knows What It ' s All About " was probably written by one of our Matriculation candidates in anti- cipation of the future. Hard-Hearted Hannah ' s rivals are right here in the school — • our own hard-hearted potatoes. Master : How is a stamp held in cohesion with an envelope ? Stude.: By Gum! The latest statistics : If all the members of Table 2 were seated down both sides of a table, they would reach . . . Some pretty smooth Smiths. Joseph C. — • The Brothers (trade and mark.) ' ' Beltane the " . Dr. William , D. C. L., L. L. D. Hooley — . Blown to ereens. and Dawes wheel . Never mind what excuse you offer Mr. Wright, he always has his retort. A very literal French translation: Hors de combat — war horse. 36 The Ashiurian Another howler: en serrant les dents de colere — straightening out the dents in his collar. Edwards II (before boxing competition) : Sir, can I be in the Finals ? Said Aeneas to the shade of Hector: ' I ' ll see you in my dreams. " Spectator at the ' Gentleman ' s Game " : That fellow will put the bowler off if he walks in front of him. Non-cricketer: Why, I didn ' t think they had penalties in this game. Master : Have you ever thought of what a wonderful thing your brain is ? Minus quantity: Yes, and yesterday Mr. — — told me all about it. " SOME " SOOTHING STORY {Dedicated to Mr. Ker, who about English agrees with Voltaire; and adds that the number of " thibilantths theemth to increathe after an accident to the teeth.) Seven sociable skunks sat smoking sigarette stubs. Spitoons set in sapphire sparkled splendidly. Suddently Solomon skunk swore silently. Several subaltern skunks stirred spontaneously as Solomon slowly said: ' ' Send some saxophone serenaders " . Soon six syncopating saxophone serenaders stepped in stealthily, singing- snappy songs. Soothing, soporific strains sung by saxophone seren- aders, seemed to satisfy Solomon, sending him slowly to sleep. Some seconds spent, Solomon soon started snoring. Such sonorous sounds startled six sociable skunks, seemingly struck speechless by Sol- omon ' s sudden staccato. Seeing such a serious situation, six sociable skunks socked Solomon swiftly in his sla ' ts. Solomon suffered sudden surprise, shouting stifled screams seawards. Soon Solomon sa w six sociable skunks surrounding himself suffering, and screeched spurious swear-words, slowly sipping sizzling seidlitz. Sinful skunks sorrowfully slunk to sad seclusion. Solomon spanked six supercilious skunks suffering for seditious sin. Socrates said seventeen senturies since: Seldom stir students sooner than seven-thirty day hght-saving. The Ashburian 37 Master: You remind me of an incorrect equation. Stude.: Why Sir? Master: You ' re so unbalanced. It is believed that fascinating Rhythm " , another jazz hit, was composed in the Sixth Form Vergil class. One boy says he ' s heard so much about synecdoche in Latin that he ' s just dying to hear it over the radio. Famous last words: I hadn ' t time to do my assignment, Sir. From a General Knowledge Paper : Joie de vivre — • I live to die ; Canute — name for a Canadian. Rendez-vous — ■ do you dance ? Ethics is a liquid used to make people sleep. Mussolini is the leader of the Fanatics in Italy. They say skipping ' s good training for the boxers. In that case those who are entering the tournament next year will get themselves into condition by taking French leave up town. ' What would a Scotchman say if you asked him to do a Geometry problem? ' I don ' t gnomon " . University Examiner: I really think this is the best paper this chap has done in years. 38 The Ashhurian Another howler: Ton oncle a-t-il du pain encore? — • Is your uncle still in pain ? — 0 — Small boy : The school gets very good milk ; I Ve heard they get it from the Crematorium. — 0 — Room : He must be a very old man. Mate : Howzat? Room : They say he used to teach Virgil. — 0 — Captain of the Corps : Ashbury Cadets will advance in mess, forward. — o — ■ " Why has got that big gash on his forehead? " " Oh, his girl cut him on the street the other day. " — 0 — Dum: Why do you call that tie " William Tell " ? Dummer : Pull the bow and it hits the apple. — 0 — " Why did your partner leave so early at the Christmas dance ? " ' ' I can ' t imagine. All I said was that her dress was ripping. ' ' - — 0— Ick : I hear Jack has a pretty heavy love affair. Mick : Plow much does she weigh ? — 0— Our idea of the most uncomfortable creature is a centipede with corns. — o — Fuzzy : I didn ' t know dates were a dairy product. Wuzzy: Of course they aren ' t. Fuzzy : Well, why do they write Dromedary dates on the box ? Mr. K. : What are the Cinque Ports ? Brains: They ' re harbours that have been engulfed by the sea. Why does Ananias let his beard grow long? " " Oh ! it conceals his soft collar on Sundays. ' ' The AshburidM 39 THE CAPTURE OF THE BOWLEGGED IKMIK On the trail of the bow-legged ikmik Set out Terrence Maloney McGreu, Determined to bring home the bacon Or die in the trying, that ' s true. Now Terrence, as shown by his cogno, Was Irish, even as you and I; He fixed all his thoughts on the ikmik. And let the rest of the world go by. After passing through divers [strange places He emerged from a wood of [baloney, And wading through sere Paris [greens, Arrived at Lake Mulligatoney. 40 The Ashhurian On the furthermost side of this puddle Lived the ikmik, so he was told, Who was dauntless and boasted that he Would be taken by only the bold. Terrence called to his aid our First Huskies, Made bold by their season ' s success; They tackled the ikmik with gusto — We ' ll leave you to picture the rest. Home with all honour they bore him ; In his hair they put a barettie. And now our artist will show you How he ' s kept — eating spaghetti. F. M. G. J.B.H. CONTEMPORARIES We acknowledge with thanks the receipt of the following Contemporaries: Acta Ridleiana, Argus, B. C. S. Magazine, College Times (U. C. C), Felstedian, King ' s Collegiate School Magazine (Wind- sor, N. S.), Lawrentian, Marlburian, Meteor, R. M. C. 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Page School Notes 1 A Field Day 3 Closing Day 4 Valete and Salvete 7-8 Cricket Retrospect 9 Cricket Averages and ( ' haracters 10-11 First Eleven Matches 12 Intermediate Cricket . . 16 Junior Cricket 17 Football Retrospect 18 Football Characters. .. 21 First Team Matches 23 Intermediate Football 27 Junior Football 28 Hockey Prospect 28 Cadet Corps Notes 29 Boy Scouts 31 Old Boys vs. All Comers . 31 Form Notes 32 Rumour Column 39 ' ' Embarrassing Moments " 41 Contemporaries 42 Autograph Page 43 m Editors ]. AV. Ritchie, M. P. Booert Advertising Manager and Treasurer Mr. W. 11. Hewitt SCHOOL NOTES We welcome to the Stalf the Reverend H. Newton Myers, M.A. of Keble College, Oxford, vrho has taken Mr. Chester- Master ' s place. Mr. Myers has had a long experience as Head of the Preparatory School of Worksop College, England. He has already won the liking and esteem of us all, both in School and out. We wish him every success. — 0 — September 15th. Our esteemed President, Colonel J. W. Woods, paid us one of his always looked forward to visits. In his address he wel- comed the large number of new boys to Ashbury, and expressed the hope that they w ould maintain the reputation of the School and catch the Ashbury spirit. He asked the Head for a half- holiday which was given that afternoon, — 0 — October 7th. Mr. G. E. Fauquier, one of the most popular Governors, paid us a visit on the eve of his departure for England. He gave us a short but impressive talk urging the Sixth form to recognize their guardianship of the spirit of the School. He asked the Head to give a half-holiday on the Friday afternoon before Thanksgiving, thereby slightly lengthening that welcome little break. His request was gladly granted. Mr. Fauquier is always a most welcome visitor, and is in- defatigable in the practical interest he takes in the welfare of the School. 2 Tlie As Jib II } ' i an 1 IN MEMQRIAM We regret to record the death of Gordon Dewar who was ' ith us for a number of years, and who after a long illness passed away on Sunday, October 11th. Gordon was always popular at School, and was very keen on games. We all loved him, and we ofter our sincere sympathies to his family on their great loss. The funeral was held on Tuesday, October 13th, cud, as a mark of our deep respect, the Sixth form cuul the Prefects attended it. 1 — o Saturday, Octoheir 10th. The first of our Saturday Evening Lectures for this Season was given by Major Hume who gave us a very interesting talk on " How Aeroplanes Fly " . His lecture was illustrated by some very fine slides and we passed a most enjoyable hour. The Major is an old friend,- liaving lectured here two years ago. We hojie that so lono " a time will not pass l)efore we hear him again. G. P. W. The Prefects this year are : T. G. Mayburry (Head) ; H. McLachlin; M. P. Bogert; J. Fauquier; D. McCurdy; D. R. McMaster; I . MacKenzie ; J. W. Ritchie; and J. S. Stanfield. II. Robertson is the Day-boy Prefect. — 0 — We congratulate Mayburry and the Football Team on their very successful season. The Ashburian 3 There have been foiii- meetings of tlie Debating Society this term, and the standard of the speeches has been higher than usual. — 0 — We congratulate the crew of last year ' s Four on their success in the Interscholastic Regatta. ]3oth the light and heavy crews beat the Lisgar crews in the semi-final but were defeated by the Glebe in the final. This was a great improvement on the year before, due largely to the trouble taken by Cousens, and to the example set by him. — 0 — We are looking forward to hearing the School Orchestra play the extras at the School Dance. Since the beginning of term they have played together a good deal, and, under Arnold ' s direction, have been keeping much better time. Ross II ' s cornet adds to the colour. — 0 — Charlie Lynch, of football fame, and himself a great hockey- player, has consented to coach the School hockey team this winter. We thank Mr. Campbell Humphrey, of Montreal, for his generous offer of three prizes, for the best story, the best essay, and the best poem written during the year. We hope to publish the winning compositions in our summer number. — o — A FIELD DAY Cadet Inspection and a Gymnastic Display. On Thursday, May 21st, we held a Field Day. In the morn- ing, in the presence of a large number of Parents and friends, our Cadet Corps Avas inspected by Major-General MacBrien, Chief of the General Staff, assisted by Captain V. Heron, District Cadet Officer. The Corps was put through a number of manoeuvres and also carried out a Tactical Scheme of assault and defence. A marked improvement was noticeable in the smartness of the corps and in its general efficiency. Major General MacBrien congratulated the Officers and ranks upon the improvement shown and prophesied that at the next Inspec- 4 The Ashburian lion there will be a still greater advance. In bringing about this marked improvement in the efficiency of the Corps we owe not a little to the excellent work of our Sergeant-Ma j or. In the afternoon a Gymnastic Exhibition was held, most of it out of doors, Avhen the different forms miarched on to the Senior Field and gave a display of the work done throughout the year in the Gymnasium. While the greater part of th« Exhibition was given out of doors, the apparatus work of Form VA and the competition for the Connaught Cup were held in the Gymnasium. The weather was perfect and a large number of visitors were present. At the concluson of the Exhibition the various Prizes were distributed by General MaoBrien and tea was served in the Dining Hall. The following is the list of Prize Winners : The Scott Cup, highest possible 200, Pacaud with 197. The O ' Connor Cup, highest possible 100, Pacaud with 80. The Cox Cup, J. L. Jarvis, with score of 99. The Bantams ' Cup, (presented by Mr. F. J. Humphrey, of New York), Gilmour, with 133 out of 150. The Medal of the Dominion Rifle Association for the highest aggregate in four matches, Pacaud, with 385 out of a possible 400. The Medal presented by Major V. Heron, an Old Boy, Pacaud. The Canadian Rifle Association Trophy for four matches, J. Wilson, with 337 out of 400. Marksmen ' s badisres were aw arded to Cann, Hamilton, Robert- son, Ross 11, Craig, McCurdy, Stanfield 1, Fauquier 11, Daniels, Camsell, Wilson 1, and Cousens. Junior prizes were won by Jarvis, who received a special medal, Bowman, Snell, and Hardy. — 0 — CLOSING DAY Again we were favoured with our usual ' ' Closing " weather, and a very large number of Parents and Visitors, both local and out of town, were present. At the conclusion of the sports we all went into Tea, after which we assembled under the big Elm on the law n in front of the School for the more serious part of the afternoon ' s programme, the speeches and the distribution of the Form Prizes, etc. Our President, ' Colonel J. W. Woods, presided, and, after a brief welcome to the many guests, he asked the Headmaster to The Ashhurian 5 read his report on tlie work of the School during the year just ended. In this report the Headmaster stated that Ashhury had had one of tlie most successful years in its history, not only as legards the work done in form and in the various sports, hut also as l egards the physical health of the hoys. Colonel Woods then gave us a short but very practical address, and afterwards distributed the Form Prizes, Medals, etc. The Sports Prizes won during the afternoon, and also Prizes for Boxing, Tennis, etc., were handed to the winners by Mrs. Woods, Mrs. J. B. Fraser, and Mrs. W. H. Rowley. A very successful afternoon was brought to a close by the National Anthem. G. P. W. — 0 — PRIZE LISTS 1925 General Proficiency VI.— 1. Jack Wilson ; 2. Harold Cann. VB.— 1. E. Pacaud; 2. C. Craig; 3. P. Bogert. YA.— 1. G. Moffat; 2. G. Challies; 3. H. Millen. IVC— 1. F.MacKenzie, G. Macphail ; 2. J. Minnes ; 3. F. Humphrey. IVB.— 1. K. MacKenzie; 2. S. Gamble; 3. B. Gilmour. IVA.— 1. C. Eliot; 2. P. Humphrey. Special — C. Evans, ni.— 1. R. Powell; 2. R. Wodehouse ; 3. E. Sherwood, n.— 1. R. Southam; 2. J. O ' Brien. Governor General ' s Medal— Jack Wilson. Nelson Shield — Gilbert Fauquier. The Southam Cup — Edward Pacaud. Essay Prize — C. Craig and P. Bogert. Special Music Prize — P. Scott. — - 0 — Sports Challenge Cups. Fleming Cup (Senior Sports) — H. C. Cann. Stanley Wright Cup (Intermediate Sports) — J, Irvin. Aylwin Cup (Junior Sports) — P. Smellie. Beardmore Cup (880 yards Open) — H, C, Cann. Relay Shield — Green Team. 6 The Ashiurian Cricket Prizes. First Eleven Batting- Average — F. M. Gobeil. First Eleven Bowling Average — B. MaeLaren Most improved cricketer — T.. Cann. Intermediate best all-round cricketer — J. C. Wilson. Junior best all-round cricketer — B. MacBrien. Tennis Prizes Senior Singles (Wiggins Cup) — E. Pacaud. Senior Doubles— E. Pacaud and J. Arnold. Intermediate Doubles — A .Fauquier and J. Ewart. Junior Doubles — D. Fauquier and N. Gillies. — 0 — SPORTS RESULTS Senior 100 yards— 1. F. R. Daniels; 2. C. Camsell. 440 yards- l. H. C. Cann; 2. C. Camsell. Long Jump — 1. J. B. Currier; 2. G. Fauquier. High Jump— 1. H. C. Cann; 2. 1). MacKenzie. Hurdles— 1. H. C. Cann; 2. B. MaeLaren. 220 yards Handicap — 1. C. Camsell; 2. B. MaeLaren. 880 yards Handicap— 1. H. C. Cann; 2. C. Camsell; 3. J. Fauquier. Throwing the Cricket Ball— 1. B. MaeLaren; 2. H. Robert- son. Relay Race — Green Team (J. O ' Brien, C. Camsell, R. Booth, J. Fauquier). Obstacle Race — H. Robertson ; 2. S. Kelly. Old Boys ' Race— 1. G. Chapleau ; 2. J. Hose. Intermediate. High Jump — 1. T. Cann; 2. J. Irvin. 440 yards Handicap— 1. J. Irvin; 2. T. Cann. 100 yards— 1. J. Irvin; 2. T. Cann. The Ashbarian 7 Junior 100 yards— 1. P. Smellie : 2. R. Powell. 220 yarcis Handicap — 1. P. Smellie : 2. G. Perodeau. High Jump — 1. J. Rowley ; 2. P. Smellie. Obstacle Race — 1. J. Davidson; 2. P. Smellie. 100 yards Handicap (Form II) — 1. J. Davidson; 2. M. John- ston. — 0 — VALETE. H. C. V. Cann. (Hal) 1920-1925. Prefect, ' 24- ' 25, Football ' 23, Captain ' 24, Secretary Debating Society ' 24-25, Cricket ' 24, Captain ' 25, Platoon Sergeant ' 25. K. E. Cousens. (Cuzz) 1918-1925. Prefect, ' 24-25, Football ' 24 and ' 25, Captain Rowing ' 25, Corporal ' 25, R.M.C. P. R. Daniels. (Pete) 1920- 1925. Prefect, ' 24-25, Second Football ' 24 and ' 25, Cricket ' 24 and ' 25, Platoon Ser- geant ' 25. 0. J. N. Dawes. (Doo) 1920- 1925. Second Hockey ' 25 Corporal, ' 25. G. Fauquier, (Gib) 1915-1925. Prefect, ' 23- ' 25, Captain of School 1924-25. Vice-Ghairman Debating Society 1924- ' 25. Lieutenant Cadet Corps 1925. Nelson Shield. J. C. Gamble. (Fatty) 1918-1925. Second Rugby, 1924. P. M. Gobeil. (Fowler) 1919-1925. Football ' 23- ' 24, Hockey ' 24- ' 25, Cricket ' 24- ' 25. R.M.C. J. B. Hamilton. (Ham.) 1918-1925. Football ' 24, Second Hockey ' 25. H. H. Higgins. (Higgle) 1923-1925. Prefect. Football, ' 24- ' 25. Second Hockey ' 25, Cricket ' 25, Corporal ' 25. R.M.C. B. Y. MacLaren. OBrock) 1924-1925, Hockey ' 25, Cricket, ' 24 and ' 25. Heavyweight Boxing ' 25. G. A. McCormick. 19212 1905. (Mac) Football ' 23 24, Hockey ' 25. McGill. C. E. Pacaud. (Ned) 1922-1925. Hockey ' 25, Cricket ' 24- ' 25, Connaught, Scott, and 0 ' Connor Cups ' 25. Senior Tennis (singles and doubles). Southam Cup ' 25. McGill. E.N.Rhodes. (Ned). 1916-1925. Prefect ' 23, ' 24. Football ' 22, ' 23, ' 24. Hockey ' 25. Cricket ' 24, ' 25. Lieutenant ' 24. Captain ' 25. McGill. J. T. Wilson (Jock). 1919-1925. Governor-General ' s Medal. J. H. Wilson (Willie). 1921-1925. 2nd Football ' 23, ' 24. McGill. 8 The Ashhurian C. Camsell (Charlie). 1921-1925. Football ' 24. 2nd Hockey ' 25. J. B. Currier (Jim). 1922-1925. Hockey ' 24, ' 25. 2nd Foot- ball ' 24. A. MacKenzie (Angus). 1919-1925. Football ' 24. E. K. Wilson (Tubby). 1921-1925. J. W. Slessor. 1921-1925. F. J. Humphrey (Gus). 1922-1925. P. Humphrey. 1922-1925. R. Cartwright (Beaver). 1922-1925. L. Jarvis. 1919-1925. C. Prior. 1920-1925. A. Farr. 1920-1925. D. Bremner. 1920-1925. — 0 — SALVETE— Boarders Form Vb — W. R. Eakin, Westmount. Ya — D. R. Baldwin, Montreal. W. H. Bell, Mattawa, Ont. C. F. Hart, Montreal. J. T. Lafleur, Montreal. H. G. Thornton, Montreal. R. C. Webster, Westmount. IVc — G. Currie, Montreal. W. F. Humphrey, Montreal. IVb — W. Bonnar, Montreal. G. K. Gushing, Westmount. L. W. Humphrey, North Bay, Ont. D. F. McCorquodale, Westmount. A. Porter, Ottawa. B. R. Ritchie, Westmount. D. M. Woods, Toronto. IVa— J. R. Garland, Montreal. D. S. Gillies, Ottawa. II — R. K. Davidson, Ottawa. P. Dawes, Montreal. The Ashburian 9 Dayboys. Form Vb— H. Skelton. IVc— T. Bates. G. Garvock. IVb— T. Devlin. IVa— L. Thomas. Ill— W. Bell. II — A. Burpee. H. Fiske. E. North. P. Wilson. — o — CRICKET RETROSPECT. 1925 The cricket season proved rather better than was anticipated, the bowling in particular, which was expected to be rather weak, turning- out to he above the averaige. Early in the season the batting was decidedly disappointing, several bats who had been shaping well in nets failing to find their form in matches ; but later, when Gobeil and Pacaud started to make runs, the batting strength of the team was not below average. From the beginning, MiacLaren, Gobeil, and Oppe II formed a strong bowling trio with plenty of variety ; and, when called upon, Cann I also bowled well. The fielding was good on the whole, and Rhodes made a satisfactory stumper. We Avere again successful in the school matches. The game with L. C. C. was a good one, though Ashbury showed slight superiority in every department of the game. The very low scores against B. C. S. were due principally to the state of the ground, which made batting almost impossible, but it was a great achieve- ment of MacLaren ' s to hit the stumps eight times. The school did well to beat the Masters ' team by twelve runs, in spite of Mr. King hitting up fifty-four in a little over half an hour. The season was brought to a fitting conclusion by defeating the Fathers more decisively than ever before, Gobeil and Pacaud in a race for the best average making seventy-four and sixty- eight respectively. 10 21ie Ashburian CRICKET AVERAGES — 1925 BATTING Runs. Innings. Not out. Highest Score. Average. Gobeil 220 12 1 74 20 ' Pacaiid . . . 227 lo u DO 17.46 Caiin I . . . . 141 13 2 68 12.82 MacLaren .. 127 11 0 31 11.55 RhodGS . . . . 78 13 17 6 5 Ritchie .... 54 10 0 14 5.4 Cann II ... . 36 10 1 17 4 Higgins .... 20 6 1 12 4 Daniels. . . . 39 11 0 8 3.55 Ross I . . . . 22 10 2 10 2.75 Oppe II. . . . 19 12 4 2.38 Fauquier II 7 6 1 4 1.4 BOWLING Overs. Maidens. Runs. " Wickets. Average. MacLaren 82.2 23 143 38 3.79 Gobeil 103 30 163 37 4.41 Oppe II. . . 47.4 ' 11 129 22 5.86 Cann I. . . . 24.2 6 69 11 6.27 A Permanent Remembrance | While Dad and Mother are | worrying about what to give | the boy for Xmas; remember | that there is nothing that will | give such a thrill as a fine watch | OLMSTEDS i sell satisfactory watches at I reasonable prices. | 39 Sparks St. Cor. Sparks Elgin Sts. I Phone Queen 12 The Ashburian 11 CHARACTERS OF THE ELEVEN. 1925 H. Cann. a stylish left-hand bat who only needs more con- fidence to become really good. A useful right- hand bowler with a high action and a natural leg-break, he was not often called upon but nearly always had success. A good cover field, and the safest catch on the team. An excellent captain. F. M. GoBEiL. A fast medium right-hand bowler. His chief weapons were a control of swerve and a change of pace, and used these cleverly. Developed as a bat, and could play sound defensive cricket, but after a few overs he could start enterprising, if unconventional, hitting. As a result, he made some high scores off bad bowling, and came top of the averages. A safe field with a good throw in. F. R. Daniels. A promising bat who had a most disappointing season. He chiefly lacked confidence, as when his eye was in he batted well and could drive well on the off. A good ground field. B. MacLaren. a really good bowler with a high natural action. whose balls came unexpectedly fast off the pitch. He thoroughly deserved to be top of the aver- ages. A powerful, if erratic, hitter, and a safe field with a good throw in. E. N. Rhodes. An improved wicket-keeper who let few byes, and developed quite a knack of stumping. A useful stone-waller who, as first batsman, was worth far more to the side than the runs he made. C. E. Pacaud. The best bat in the school. He had really sound defence, and scored off all loose balls, parti- cularly on the leg. A dependable field, and a particularly good catch. J. W. Ritchie. A good forcing bat with a powerful off-drive. Still rather unreliable, but should be of great use next year. Fielded point and took some fine catches. 12 The Ashhurian T. G. Cann, Is developing into a sound bat, and should do well in future. Bowls with a natural leg-break, and will be A ery useful when he learns to control length. A good field who brought off some brilliant catches. J. S. Oppe. a slow off-break bowler who was invaluable to the team. Though a little expensive, he never failed to get wickets. A fair slip field. J. E ' . Fauquier. A promising fast bowler, and a strong, but rather careless, batsman. A good field and throw. W. G. Ross. Showed good form in net-practice, but failed in matches. Has some promise as a bowler. Rather weak in the field. H. H. HiGGiNS. A fair bat who can hit a half -volley, but is stiff and slow in defence. A fair field with a good throw. ASHBURY vs. L. C. C. May 23rd. Ashbury First Innings Second Innings J. B. Jones, run out Ob. MacLaren 0 F. White, b. Gobeil Ob. MacLaren 2 D. S. Johnston, run out. ... 15 run out 1 H. Guthrie, b. Gobeil 7 c. Cann I, b. MacLaren. . . . . 7 H. G. Lafleur, b. Gobeil 6 b. MacLaren 0 E. Browning, c. Fauquier, b. Oppe 0 c. Rhodes, b. MacLaren.... 0 H. McBride, b. Oppe 2 b. Gobeil 8 H. McCartney, b. Gobeil. ... lb. MacLaren 0 D. White, b. Gobeil 0 not out Q E. Chambers, b. Gobeil 0 b. MacLaren 0 L. Webster, not out 7 b. MacLaren 6 Extras 3 Extras 2 Total 41 Total 26 L. C. C. First Innings Second Inn ' ngs Rhodes, Ibw, b. Jones lb. Jones 1 Pacaud, b. Browning 9 c. White, b. Jones 2 Daniels, b. Jones 2 b. White 4 MacLaren, c. McBride, b. Browning 5 run out 12 Ritchie, c. and b. Browning. 5 c. Johnston, b. White 9 The Ashburian 13 Cann I, b. Jones 9 c. Webster, b. Browning ... 0 Gobeil, c. White, b. Jones . . 41 b. Lafleur 20 Cann II, b. Jones 1 c. Webster, b. Jones 1 Ross I, b. Browning 0 not out 2 Fauquier II, c. McBride, b. Browning 1 b. Lafleur 0 Oppe II, not out 4 b. Jones 2 Extras 2 Extras 5 Total 80 Total 58 ASHBURY vs. B. C. S. May 25th. Ashbury First Innings Second Innings Rhodes, b. Reid 3 b. Reid : 1 Pacaud, c. Grant, b. Reid . . 6 c. Mitchell, b. Monk 8 Daniels, b. Reid Ob. Reid 2 MacLaren, c. Johnston, b. Reid Ob. Monk 2 Ritchie, b. Monk Ob. Monk 1 Cann I, not out 3 b. Monk 2 Gobeil, c. Mitchell, b. Reid. . 4 b. Reid 0 Cann II, b. Reid 3 Ibw, b. Monk 2 Ross I, b. Reid 0 c. MacDougall, b. Reid 5 Hamilton, b. Monk lb. Reid 0 Oppe II, c. Blinco, b. Monk. 0 not out 0 Extras 2 Extras 3 Total 22 Total 26 B. C. S. Smith, Ibw, b. Gobeil 0 c. Rhodes, b. MacLaren .... 0 Johnston, Ibw, b. MacLaren. 0 b. Gobeil 3 Luther, b. MacLaren lb. Gobeil 2 R. Blinco, b. MacLaren .... 4 c. Cann I, b. Gobeil 0 Mitchell, b. Gobeil Ob. MacLaren 0 Monk, run out 8 c. Pacaud, b. Gobeil 1 Reid. b. MacLaren Ob. MacLaren 2 MacDougall, b. Gobeil Ob. Gobeil 2 Grant, b. Oppe Ob. MacLaren 2 L. Blinco, b. Gobeil 0 not out 1 O ' Meara, not out Ob. MacLaren 0 Extras 4 Extras 1 Total 17 Total 14 14 The Ashburian ASHBURY V. CAPTAIN CHANCE ' S XI May 27th. Ashbury Captain Chance ' s XI Rhodes, not out 14 Campbell, c. Ritchie, b. Oppe II 6 Ritchie, b. Campbell 4 Edwards, b. MacLaren 36 Pacaud, b. Edwards 8 Kemp, run out 7 Daniels, b. Edwards 0 Cassels, c. Pacaud, b. Gobeil 8 MacLaren, b. Edwards 0 Money, b. Cann 1 8 Pattisson, c. Pacaud, b. Mac- Cann I, b. Edwards 0 Laren 5 ' Cann II, Ibw. Grant 2 Brodie,c. Pacaud b. MacLaren 1 Gobeil, b. Edwards 0 Chance, Ibw Oppe II 33 Ross I, St. Pattisson, b. Chance 1 Mitchell, c. Ritchie, b. Cann I 5 Fauquier II, do do 1 Higgins, not out 1 Oppe II, b. Grant 3 Grant, b. Cann I. 2 Extras 15 Extr as 10 Total 48 Total 92 ASHBURY V. THE STAFF June 4th. Ashbury First Innings Staff First Innings. Mr. Wright, c. Cann II, b. Rhodes, c.Pattison, b.Wright 15 Gobeil 1 Pacaud, b. Wright 14 Southam I, b. Maclaren .... 1 Gobeil, b. King 12 Mr. Cassels, b. Gobeil 2 Daniels, Ibw. b. Wright 8 Mr. Pattisson, b. Gobeil 0 Cann I, c. C.-Master, b. King 3 Mr. King, b. Cann 1 54 MacLaren, c. C.-Master, b. King 21 Wilson IV, b. Oppe II 2 Ritchie, b. King 8 Mr. Brodie, b. Oppe II 0 Sgt. Major Stone, c. Pacaud, Cann II, b. Cassels 1 b. Gobeil 2 Higgins, b. Cassels 4 Irvin, b. Gobeil 11 Fauquier II, c. Stone, b. Cas- vsels 1 Mr. Chester-Master, b. Gobeil 1 Mr. Edwards, c. Rhodes, b. Oppe II, b. Cassels 0 Gobeil 0 , Ross I, not out 2 Mickles I, not out 1 Extras 2 Extras 4 Total 91 Total 79 The Ashhttricm 15 Ashbury Second Innings Rhodes, run out 3 Pacaud, st. C. -Master, b. Cassels 50 Gobeil, b. Wilson IV 17 Daniels, c. and b. Wilson IV 4 Cann I, c. Cassels, b. King. . 31 MacLaren, st. C.-Master, b. Cassels 31 Ritchie, b. King 5 Cann II, King, b. Cassels . . 5 Higgins, c. Southam I, b. Cassels 0 Fauquier II, not out 1 Oppe II, b. King 0 Ross I, Ibw. b. King 1 Extras 6 Total 154 ASHBURY vs. THE FATHERS June The Fathers. Mr. Bogert, run out 3 Mr. Merrett, c. Cann I, b. Gobeil 5 Mr. Wright, c. b. MacLaren 5 , Mr. Guthrie, b. Gobeil .... 0 • Mr. Southam, b. MacLaren. 0 Mr. Cameron, st. Rhodes, b. Gobeil 0 Mr. Arnold, c. Ross I, b. MacLaren 0 Mr. Robinson, st. Rhodes, b. Gobeil 1 Mr. Mickles, b. MacLaren. . 0 Mr. Wilson, b. MacLaren ... 0 Mr. Burpee, b. MacLaren. . . 1 Mr. McMaster, b. MacLaren. 0 Mr. Dawes, b. Gobeil 0 Mr. Dewar, not out 0 Extras 0 Total 15 6th. Ashbury. Rhodes, b. Wright 2 Pacaud, b. Wright 68 Daniels, b. Merrett 7 MacLaren, b. Wright 8 Gobeil, not out 74 Cann I Ritchie j Cann II ' did not bat Ross I j Fauquier II j Higgins I Oppe II. ' Extras , . 2 Total (for 4 wkts.) 161 16 The Ashburian INTERMEDIATE CRICKET THE Intermediates won both their matches this summer. In the first, against " The Gentlemen of Eockliffe " , they made 139, of which Southam I contriibnted 71, and carried his bat; and they got the Gentlemen out for 99. In the second, against Lower Canada, they got their opponent out for 40, Wilson IV taking seven of their wickets for ten runs ; and they them- selves made 74, Southam I and Mickles I each getting 16. The side was captained in both matches by Southam, whose experience was very useful; though really on the first practice, his youth qualified him to play for the Intermediates, and his inclusion was fortunate. Towards the end of the term some of the younger members played three games against the Junior Team,; though they did not cover themselves with glory, the practice was useful. The keenness shown at net-practice was very gratifying, and there seems to be every chance of maintaining a good standard of cricket in the school. Unfortunately a good deal of practice did not enable anyone to make consistently high scores. Several people, particularly Wilson IV and Beardmiore, have the elements of style, but they fell too easy a prey to the temptation of hitting at the wrong ball. Others, such as Mickles I and Dewar, can make runs in an unorthodox way, but such players necessarily depend a good deal on chance. What was lacking in so many was the necessary confidence, and this can only come by practice. The bowling Was much better. Wilson IV, though he had his off days, usually bowled very well, keeping a good length and using a certain amount of spin. The Lower Canada team found him almost unplayable. MacBrien I could also take wickets, though he sent down too many loose balls. Fauquier III should develop into a good bowler if he gives up the tendency to try to bowl too fast. The fielding was up to the average. Next year, with some good players coming up from the Juniors, we should have some interesting games. H. K. — 0 — INTERMEDIATES ASHBURY vs. L. C. C. 27th May, 1925. Ashbury. L. C. C. Wilson IV, c. Foster, b. Min- nion 3 Minnion, b. Bowman 0 Beardmore, b. Salter 3 Foster, c. Mickles, b. Wilson 0 Southam I, c. Somerville, b. Tlie Ashhurian 17 Minnion 16 Draper, b. Wilson 0 MacBrien I, c. Webster, b. Minnion 9 Warkman, b. Wilson 11 Dewar, c. and b. Draper. ... 9 Salter, c. Southam, b. Wilson 10 Garsley, c.Webster, b Minnion 0 Somerville, c. Southam, b. Wilson 5 Mickles I, b. Salter 16 Webster, c. Mickles, b. South- am 7 Smellie, b. Draper 0 Kay, b. Wilson 0 Fauquier III, c. Somerville, b. Draper 8 How, c. Minnes, b. Wilson. . 0 Bowman, b. Salter 1 Stewart, not out 1 Minnes, not out 2 Popham, run out 0 Extras 7 Extras 6 Total 74 Total 40 JUNIOR CRICKET Our cricket season, always brief, seemed shorter than ever this year, perhaps owing to a certain number of cold and wet days. Nevertheless the usual keenness prevailed, and games took place on every possible afternoon. Several of our last year ' s stars ascended into the higher firmament of the Intermediates; where, we are glad to know, they did not fail to shine. We still had with us, however. Junior Brodie and Bill MacBrien. The former, sad to say, fell sick about half-term, and had to go home. His loss, both as a bowler and a willing helper and organizer of practice games, was greatly felt by all. MacBrien II maintained his place as a wicket-keqper, captained the Junior Team energetically, and made some good scores, including a 46 not out and 105 not out. He is also a useful change bowler, and well deserved the ball awarded for the best all-round cricketer. The chief discoveries this year have been Gillies and Kelly; both of whom, on their days, are deadly bowlers, and should be of great value to the school in time to come. We had a series of three very enjoyable matches against a team from the Intermediates largely composed from the old Juniors of 1923 and 1924. The results were as follows: — Intermediates. Juniors. May 29th 56 14 June 1st 27 38 June 2nd 47 ( for 4 wickets ) 42 18 The Ashhurian In the second of these matches Gillies achieved the rather remjarkable bowling average of 7 wickets for 12 runs, whilst Kelly took 2 wickets for 13 runs. The following were the principal Batting Averages for the season : — MacBrien II 19 Garland 9.9 Kelly 7.7 Gillies 5.3 Eobinson 4.9 The Junior Team as photographed in the group, was : — W. R. MacBrien (Capt.) ; H. Garland; S. Kelly; N. Gillies ; B. Morgan; F. B. Eobinson; D. Fauquier; J. Ewart; B. O ' Brien; J. Davidson; G. Perodeau; J. Bassett and G. Guthrie (spares); F. Cowans (scorer). Many of our recruits have begun to shape well, notably Guthrie II, Wodehouse II, and Booth. The aim has been to give every boy, old. hands and beginners, the chance of playing as often as possible in regular games and as much net practice as could be contrived ; with the object of teaching newcomers the elements of cricket, discovering latent or embryonic talent, d i ltiinately passing boys up to the Intermediates with confidenc.e. axid a love of the game, which will enable the n to profit by the .killed coachi.: g they will there receive. ' ' ' ]q 1 . | H. C. ' M. ' . IT might be too much to say that Ashbury had a better focttball team this year than we have had since 1913, but at least the results have been better than any since John Carting ' s famous team of that year. It is of interest to note, in comparing this year ' s ' ' Twelve " with the " Fourteen " of that year, that our average weight is about four pounds lighter than then; our kicking is certainly no better, but our passing is decidedly im- proved, and the running of our backs is probably faster. The Ashhurian 19 Our m,atch with L. C. C. came early in the season at Ottawa, and Ashbury, appearing to be in better training, won by two points, but showed distinct superiority. A feature of the game was an on-side kick by Irvin caught at full speed by Robertson, which resulted in a fifty-yard run for a touch down. In the return match the luck went badly against us, but we succeeded in tieing a most exciting match after the score had been 7-2 against us at half-time. We did not have any difficulty in beating Bishop ' s College School, who were not strong this year, and had been further weakened by injuries. Both our matches against Nepean High School were lost, the second by a large score ; but we were glad to see that they won the School Championship of Ottawa and the Ottawa Valley. The school were also beaten by the Lisgar Collegiate, but did very well to hold a team so much heavier to a single point victory. There were some outstanding matches against the old boys for the G. P. Cup, and the series was tied at two games all. In the final the school team was playing at its very best, and won easily from a strong team of old boys. Robertson set up a record that will be hard to beat by running a hundred and twenty yards for a touch down. The team was unusually light, and, as a consequence, had to rely on speed and accurate passing for making yards. The line was composed of good tacklers and blockers, but they were rather weak, on account of their lack of weight, at line-plunging and interference. Mayburry was the strongest all round, and Millen had an uncanny knack of bucking through the opponents ' line. Ritchie was a useful snap, and, with Stanfield and Mc- Master, made an excellent secondary defence. The outside wings, particularly Fauquier, were fast and good tacklers; but the real strength of the team lay in Robertson and Irvin, whose running and passing were of a very high standard. It was fortunate that early in the season we discovered in Arnold a reliable quarter, whose oblique passes were very effective in starting their end runs. Robertson, who is exceptionally fast in football kit, was the principal yard-gainer, but he owed much to the clever dodging and passing of Irvin. The Latter also did most of the kicking, and always got plenty of length, though the direction and height were a little erratic. Skelton, Mac- kenzie I, and Mackenzie II were effective substitutes, and thoroughly deserved their colours. That they were used so little was only due to the excellent condition of the regular twelve ,- which also preserved them throughout the season from serious injuries. The Ashburian 21 It must be remembered that the team was exceptionally young and somewhat light, and, considering this, it has a record to be proud of. It seems that the slump in football at Ashbury, which lasited for ten years, has been definitely overcome, for there is good material developing in the Intermediates. The last two years have given Ashbury a reputation for passing and backfield combination, which must be maintained, but young players should remember that anyone who can tackle well and play an effective line game may be exceedingly valuable without ever handling the ball, and, if anxious to make a team, it is these qualities which should be first cultivated rather than the more spectacular art of ball-carrying, where the competition is much more severe. H. K. C. FOOTBALL CHARACTERS H. EOBEBTSON. Vice-captain. Right Back. Third year on the team. An excellent runner and a sure catch; he carried the ball well, and used his straight-arm to great advantage. The man on whom the team chiefly relied. H. McLachlin. Left Middle. Fourth year on the team. A good line-plunger; tackled well and held his man. J. Stanfield. Flying Wing. Third year on the team. A good line-plunger and an excellent tackle ; used weight to great advantage. J. Fauquier. Right Outside. Second year on the team. Got down on the kicks well, and was a good tackle. Should make a good hallf- back next year. J. Ritchie. Snapback. Second year on the team. Broke through on the kicks, and tackled well. Played flying wing when the opposing team had the ball. Has improved greatly since last year. J. Irvin. Left back. First year on the team. Played well in the backfield ; a good runner and ball-carrier. Did the kicking for the team, and was responsible for a great number of our points. Should be a fine player next year. 22 The Ashhurian K. McMaster. Flying Wing. First year on the team. A good line-plunger and tackle. Improved greatly since last year. H. MiLLEN. Left Inside. First year on the team. Broke through the line welll; a good tackle, and very plucky. Should be very useful next year. J. Arnold. Quarter back. First year on the team. Made an excellent quarter, and used his head; a fair tackle, but lacking in weight. B. Carswell. Left Outside. First year on the team. Got down well on the kicks, and tackled well. Should be good next year. N. Porter. Right Middle. First year on the team. Held line well, and a fair plunger. Should be a good lines- man next year if he improves his tackling. D. Mackenzie. Spare linesman. First year on the team. Played hard, but was handicapped by lack of weight. F. Mackenzie. Spare linesman. First year on the team. A very good tackle and blocked many kicks. Will be a very useful man next year. H. Skelton. Spare Back. First year on the team. A good ball-carrier, and a fair tackle. Should be a good back next year. T. Mayburry. Captain. Right Middle. Third year on the team. Plunged and tackled well. Could be relied upon to open up a good hole. A good captain, who, by tireless work on the field and insistence on training, was of the greatest value to the team. THE FIRST TEAM. The Ashhurian 23 RECORD OF MATCHES. School Matches. Ashbury. Opponents. Vs. Nepean High School 0 11 Vs. Lisgar Collegiate. 7 8 Vs. Lower Canada (home) 9 7 Vs. B. C. S. (away) 18 () Vs. Nepean High School 0 28 Vs. Lower Canada (away) 7 7 Old Boy Matches. Sept. 25 - Oct. 2 1 1 Oct. 16 Oct. 23 3 1() Nov. 11 18 Second Team Matches. Vs. B. C. S. Second (away) 9 0 Vs. L. C. C. Second (home) 9 6 ASHBURY vs. L. C. C. This game was played on the School playing field on October 9th, at 11 a.m. The weather was cool, and the ground dry but not too hard; in fact, conditions were ideal for football. Ashbury kicked off, and the kick was returned. After five minutes of play Lower Canada opened the scoring when Robertson was tackled behind the Ashbury line for a point. Irvin kicked two dead lines which put Ashbury in the lead, but before half time L. C. C. equalled the score with another rouge. In the third quarter, each side scored a touch down, Robert- son making Ashbury ' s and Calder L. C. C. ' s. In the final quarter Irvin kicked two dead lines, which won the game for Ashbury. Robertson, Iirvin and Millen w,ere outstanding on the Ashbury side; while Calder and Guthrie did particularly well for L. C. C. The line-ups were : Ashbury: — Ritchie (snap); Millen, Porter (insides) ; Mc- Lachlin, M ayburry (middles) ; Fauquier, Carswell (outsides) ; Stanfield, McMaster (flying wings) ; Arnold (quarter) ; Robert- son, Irvin (backs). Cann, Gamble, Skelton, MacKenzie I, MacKenzie II (spares). L. C. C. : — Bruce (snap); Mayes, Cowie (insides); Porteous, 24 The Ashburian T. G. Mayburr y. The Ashiurian 25 Irwin (middles) ; D. White, Stroud (outsides) ; Guthrie (flying wings) ; Robertson (quarter) ; MoBride, Calder, F. White (backs). MoDougall, Webster, Anthes, Metayer, Swabey, Keyes (spares) . ASHBURY vs. B. C. S. This game was played on the M. A. A. A. grounds on October 17th, at 2 p.m. It had been raining for some tim,e, and the fidd was very muddy, in many places several inches deep in water. ' B. C. S. kicked off. Five minutes later Ashbury scored a rouge, which was soon followed by a dead line. ' Towards the end of the period Stamfield plunged for a touch, which was not converted, making the score 7-0 for Ashbury. In the second period there was no score. In the third period McLachlin and Fauquier both tackled for i oug.es, and Irvin kicked another dead-line. In the final quarter Robertson went over for a touch, which was not converted, and Irvin kicked a drop, bringing the total to 18. The final score was: Ashbury 18, B.C.lS. 0. The line-ups were : Ashbury: Ritchie (snap); Millen, Porter (insides) ; May- l)urry, McLachlin (middles) ; Carswell, Fauquier (outsides) ; Mc- Master, Stanfield (flying wing) ; Arnold (quarter) ; Irvin, Robert- son (backs) ; Skelton, MacKenzie I, MacKenzie II (spares). B.iC.iS. : Auld (snap); Aitchison, Ranker (insides); Neill, Baylor (middles) ; Baker, Revere (outsides) ; Johnston (flying wing); G-rant (quarter); Fuller, Balfour, Montgomery (backs). ASHBURY vs. L. C. C. This game was played on Octdbe r 31st at 11 a.m. on the L. C. C. grounds. L. C.iC. kicked off, and after about three minutes of play we scored a rouge. .Shortly after this Irvin kicked over the line for another point. They then scored a touchdown on a fumble be- hind our line, which was neatly converted by Calder. Half-time «core: Ashbury 2, L.iC. C. 6. During the second half Robertson picked up a fumbled ball, and ran sixty yards for a touch. This was very nearly converted by Irvin. L. C. €. got another rouge. After the scrimmage on the 25-yard line Irvin got away, and had no one between himself and goal when he stepped over the side-line, which was not clearly marked owing to the mud. The game thus ended in a 7-7 tie. 26 The Ashhurian The L. C. C. team were very much improved since their first game at Ashbury. Irvin, Eobertson, Millen and McLachlin starred for Ashbury; while F. White, Calder and Porteous were the best for L. C. C. The line-ups were the same as in the previoLis match. The Ashhurian 27 INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL. Four games were played against foreign teams, the average weight of each team being 115 lbs., with the following results : Ashbury. Opponents. Vs. The Model School 10 11 Vs. Nepean High Intermediates 23 15 Vs. A Rockcliffe Team. . 17 0 Vs. The Model School 14 11 The team, as photographed, was: Wilson I (quarter) ; South- am I (back) ; MacBrien I, Fauquier II (flying wings) ; Stanfield II (snap) ; Guthrie I, Snell (insides) ; Dewar, Moffat (middles) ; Gil- mour, Ross III (outsddes) ; Ewart, Mickles II, Beardmore (spares). Macphail played on the Senior Practice for the greater part of the season, but he played for the Intermediates for matches; and against the Ro ' ckcliffe team, when he could not play, Minnes took his pU;ce. As there was a lack of backs w ith strong running powers, either Minnes or Macphail was indispensable, and they both did very good work. The team as a whole was a very fair one. Wilson made a good quarter, and varied the play with judgment. Though lacking in size, he made some opportune runs himself. Sou.tham is a safe catch in the back field, and he made some good runs. He improved a great deal as the season advanced. The line-play, though weak at first, improved considerably. Dewar was the most successful plunger, while Moffat was an invaluable worker, both in attack and defence: The tackling was not so good, too much of the work being left to individual players. Gilmour was always brilliant and showed the greatest pleasure in bringing an opponent down hard and in the right way. Fauquier and Dewar could always bring off a good tackle, while Guthrie put in some good defence in the line. MacBrien and Mickles were also useful. Too many players pre- ferred putting their bodies in the way of a ball-carrier to tack- ling him firmly by the legs — a policy which is fatal except in the line. iSnell ' s kicking was long and sound, though he is apt to get hustled if the line is not holding well. Southam ' s converting was excellent. H. K. 28 The Ashbtirian JUNIOR FOOTBALL. We played four matches this year, won 3, and drew 1. The first match against The Model iSchool played on October 19,th, resulted in a win for Ashhury by 34 points to 3. Grilmour and Smellie combined well in end runs and scored 3 and 2 tries respectively, Carling scoring the remaining one. This was the only Junior match in which Gilmour was eligible to play. On October 29th, we played the Rockcliffe Public School and won 313-11. Tries were scored by Smellie 3, MaoBrien 2, Car- ling 1. The second match against the Model School was played on October 30th. Our opponents had improved considerably whereas we did not produce our usual form. It was entirely owing to the very sound game played by Smellie and Rowley that we were able to draw at 13-13. Quite the best game was that, played in heavy rain, versus The Rockcliffe Public iSchool on November 5th. The Public School had a heavier side out than in our previous fixture and made yards repeatedly so that eight minutes before time they were leading 10-1. At this point :SmeIlie got over from a buck; shortly afterwards Smellie scored again by running from a down within 5 yards of our line. Perodeau converted both tries leaving us the winners 13-10. The Team was : Smellie, captain ; Rowley, Robinson, Ritchie II, MacBrien II, Carling, Perodeau, Powell, Wodehouse I, G-uth- rie II, Grier, McGorquodale ; Spares, Fauquier III, Thomas. Smellie, upon whom the team relied to a very large extent, deserves much credit for his example of keenness and sound play not only in matches but also in all the games, especially when playing an up-hill game. Rowley I and Robinson also deserve mention for their tackling which became quite a feature of our games. A league was formed in the 3rd and 4th games. iSome very keen and evenly contested games were played betwieen the three sides captained by Brodie, Mickles II and Smellie respectively. Owing to lack of time the series of games was not completed. J. R. P. — 0 — HOCKEY PROSPECTS. With only two of last year ' s colours left, it will mean a lot of hard work if a successful hockey team is to be built up. The chief difficulty will be to train a goal-keeper, as not one of those already tried looks very good. For the other positions there are The Ashburian 29 plenty of candidates. Robertson is better than ever, and is likely to keep to bis old position on the left wing; while Porter looks like making the right wing position, though Cann is also being tried. Millen has been showing good form, and might substitute for Robertson. On the defence Irvin is still with us. If his shoot- ing improves, his speed should make him a heavy scorer this year. iStanfield and Carswell are the rvials for the other ddfence posi- tion, though there are other players improving fast who might give them a surprise. On the whole, the prospects are good, if only a satisfactory goal-keeper can be found. H. K. C. — 0 — CADET CORPS NOTES. Promotions and Appointments for the Year 192 ' 5-26. To be ' Company Leader, Lieutenant H. McLacblin. To be Platoon Leader, Lieutenant- ' Corporal J. Ritchie. To be Platoon Leader, Cadet, N. Porter. To be Platoon iSergt., Corpl J. iStanfield. To be Platoon iSiergt. Cadet J. Fauquier. To be Section Corpl, Cadet P. Bogert. To be Section Corpl, Cadet R. MoMaster. To be Section Corpl, €adet Gr. Ross. To be iSection Corpl, lOadet H. Millen. To be Armoury Corpl, Cadet S. Oppie. The Cadet Corps is making wonderful progress, and we hope to surpass all previous records this year. We have been fortunate enough to obtain the services of a First Class .Semaphore Signalling Instructor this year, and 26 Cadets entered the Examination which was held on Friday 13th October, of which we are eagerly awaiting the results. A Bugle Band has been formed for the Cadet Corps, and although they have only had a few weeks practice, they are now able to play a portion of a Bugle March. Wie have entered 3 Teams in the Laura Secord Competition, and the Teams are firing off this week. This Competition this year is a trifle harder than in previous years, as in the rapid practice we have to fire 10 rounds in 45 seconds, and there are only a few that can fire them in that time and get fairly good results. Our Independent practice in the same competition should show good results. The Ashiurian 31 BOY SCOUTS. We have started— or rather revived — a Troop of Scouts. Mem ' bership is, of course, voluntary; and some forty boys wished to join. When the formation of the troop was first suggested, it was, however, impossible to start with such a large number. So we have started with two patrols of seven members each, which will form a basis to enlarge the Troop later on. Many of the Troop are not new to scout work, and have quali- fied First or Second Class. However it was decided at the first meeting that they should repass the majority of their tests. Everybody has succeeded in passing the Tenderfoot Tests, and on Monday, November 2i3ird, those who had previously been scouts were admitted to the Troop, and the recruits were invested as scouts, and received their badges. The patrols are now working at second-class work, and sev- eral members have qualified for a number of their tests. . The Patrols are : Moose. Fox. Baldwin Garland I Beardmore Cann II Ewart Rowley I Cowans Patrol-leader Patrol-second South am I Snell Fauquier II Cushing McLachlin II Smellie Stanfield II H. N. M. OLD BOYS vs. ALL-COMERS. This unique game, played on the morning of Thanksgiving Day on the Ashbury ground, has become a well-established an- nual event. The Ashbury old boys collect a football team, and, like knights in the tournament of old, challenge all comers to don uniform and try their mettle. From being a friendly and almost humorous event this match has developed into a serious game of football of quite a high standard ; and this year several of the players actually came to Ottawa for the purpose of playing on the ' ' World " team. Be- sides three of the Ottawa regulars there were players from the McGill Intermediates, Harvard, Cornell, the Argos, and R.M.C. Ashbury was represented by the old, familiar gang, though they 32 The Ashhurian were assisted this year by three Ashbury masters, who were nur- tured on the English code, but have taken up the Canadian game since coming to Canada. Soon after 11 o ' clock the players filed out on to the field bearing on their backs, instead of numbers, placards whose in- scriptions were evidently fathered by their wishes. It had been agreed beforehand that no signals were to be used, on the grounds that any deception would be out of place in such a friendly game ; so that the quarter-backs merely announced in a loud voice what play it was intended to attempt. As a result yards were not often gained, and the game became a ding-dong struggle, with a kick on every third down. A fumble gave the world a touch-down early in the game, which was converted. After this there was no- thing betw.een the two sides, each of which scored two rouges. So, for the first time in the history of the match, the old boys were defeated. For the world team Charlie Lynch and Charlie Starrs were, of course, outstanding. Walter Gilhoolie made a good kicker, and Blair Birkett ' s tackling was deadly; while Wilse Mellon was the only player who scornfully rejected the services of all suibstitutes. It was Mike Scott who made the touch-down. Pete Bate and Geof. Birkett were unable to play, so reEereed instead. Charlie 0 ' ' Connor was also on the casualty list, and Wren Birkett, who was playing a fine game, had to retire with a sprained ankle, the only serious injury in the game. Evan Gill and Ken Tremaine WiCre away and their absence greatly weakened the team. Eddie Echlin played a remarkahle game, his kicking being parti- cularly strong. Keith Davidson, Des MacMahon, and Henry Gill showed up well, the latter doing a fine piece of juggling with the ball around the goal-post. The attendance of spectators was even larger than in previous years, and the verbal replay afterwards was no less successful. — o — FORM NOTES. VI. The Sixth Form, this year, are Superb, Entrepid, Xcelleiit, Pasoinating, Ornamental, Revered, Tremendous, Hungry, Magnifiicent. The Ashburian 33 The fundamental member of the Form is the Class Pin King (whom can we possibly means?). MeMaster, although not famous in local sheikdom, is, w,e understand, taking an extensive cor- respondence course relative to that subject. We wonder why Bogert put Woods on the train, and if the laitter took any messages to Toronto for him. We very much miss our friend from Lachute, who could brighten a study period with less trouble than any one we know. Ritchie says that Fredericton is a very nice little vil- lage : from what we hear we do not wonder that he found it so. Things one does not hear of in the Sixth : Arnold taking some ' ' wooden mone} ' ' ; Bogert not eating less than four chocolate eclairs ; Cameron not using some word or phrase that nobody understands, e. g. " Tackety shoon " ; Craig doing anything that is not connected with school work; Drummond with his side- ' burns not made-up ; Mackenzie keeping a class pin after Sunday afternoon-tea; Mayburry not talking about McLachlin ' s misbehaviour in Lachute; McCurdy not looking as if he wanted to crochet ; McLachlin not talking about Mayburry ' s misbehaviour in Lachute ; MeMaster not calling somidbody either Colonel or a hound; Merrett failing to have his assignment done at least two weeks be- fore it is due ; Oppe not sobbing the blues; Ritchie forgetting to order tea ; Robertson not denying Mayburry ' s accusations; Stanfield not being in the Common Room at " a quarter to nine " ; Everybody having his assignment due at least two weeks before it is done. J. W. R. VB. Famous Characters of a Famous Form. Bowman Kingsley ' s Water Babies (only they are afraid of and water). Burpee Challies King Chal, (Charles VI of France, nicknamed ' ' The Silly " ). Eakin Richard of Circencester (a monk(ey)ish chronicler of the 14th Century). Fauquier John Bull (mostly Bull!). 34 The Ashhurian (xAULT Marler Scrooge, (he needs a nightmare). MiLLEN William Rufus. Moffat Adam ( ' s apple). Phelan B ' lakeney (The Scarlet Pimpernel). Porter Nell Gwynn. Ross I Shylock the Jew. Ross II ' ' The Hunchback of Notre Dame " or Alphonse Dandet, (see ' Trois Contes Choisis ' front.). Skelton SouTHAM Henry VIII of England. Now with all these strong supporters, it is easily seen that we are a great form. One of the disappointments of the season, however, was when the Sixth turned their natural colour, and re- fused to play (note that we condescend to let the Rest play with us) at football. About this time, thou.gh, we were all su.rprised and ashamed to see ' graft ' under the false covering of favours, (i. e. Rufus and his photos.). Southam, Phelan, and Ross II (3 of a kind) formed a coali- tion for the supression of these notes ; they were easily defeated by a large majority. Election Returns. For the (vile) coalition. Eakin (didn ' t know any better) . Eakin (the same poor misled lamb ) . ditto ditto For the Author. Ross I (he had to). Marler (he couldn ' t help it). Challies (eater of bran). Moffat (had a half share in the photos). Porter (he has a mind — who ' s). Carswell (I — b-1 told him to). Gault (we don ' t know why he voted this way). Bowman (thought Burpee would). Burpee (because Bowman did). Skelton (he was away, so I claimed his vote). The Ashburian 35 POSSIBLE OUTCOME OF THE AUTOGRAPH CRAZE. Oh, Sir Bertram, won ' t you please give me your autograph? 36 The Ashburian VA NOTES " Inside Stuff. " Name Nickname Age Appearance Chief Future Weakness Characteristic Occupation Baldwin . . .Windy . . . .Hopeful. . .Ghostly . . .Tongue. . . .Business Knees. (other peoples ' ) Bell I Jos Old enough Brutal. . . . Moustache. Shaving Mattawa for long himself, pants. Carsley .... Lou Youthful . . Grave. .... Nose Loafing. . . . Running. Chateau- Shuttle. . . Old before Out of .. . .His face. . .None Nancy. vert. his time. luck. Clarke Click Nursery.. .Bashful. . .Eye Growing.. .Also Nancy Duguid . . . .Doug No matter. Sleek Hair Shiek The fair. Graham. . . . Harry Late Truthful. . . Feet Cricket. . . . Food . Hart None Kinder- Portly Teeth Contor- Wrist. garten genteel tionist. Irvin Pop Young . . . .Manly . . . .Himself . . .Rugger. . . .Dorothy. Lafleur None Old Black His drawl. . Lumber Detention. Jack. MacBrien . . Mack Doubtful . . Frail Fighting. . . Boxer Grin. M.nci)hail . .Andy Knowing . .Frog-like . Manly 2 for 1 . . . .Toes. stride. Mackenzie . Nez Verdant . . . Murderous. His side . . . Knife- Running. throwing. Mickles. . . .Bob (x-2) Cherubic . .Complexion McGill. . His tux. of nose. The Ashburian 37 Minnes . . . .Jim. . . Oppe James Innocent. .Greek Curly hair. Teething . . Donkey . . . Ears . Forester. . .None. . Strong Asp. man. .Avoiding Arguing Work Leader of His mind, men. Villain . . . .Sloppiness . Sleeping . . . Chicken Ross None So-so Cheek Thin . . . Thornton . .Thorney. . . No-telling .Fat Circum- ference Webster. . . . Dicky Darling . . . Cute Large dome. Wilson None Small None Golf . . . — 0 — FORM IVc We wonder if Morgan will ever learn to say " Meow " . It ' s a shame that Brodie can ' t wear his fedora all day. Bates: ' Sir, I did it by angles ' . Humphrey: ' Step right up and call me speedy ' . Will Southam ever earn to factorize? Gilmour, Garvock, Gamble and Guthrie, Their names begin with G, They are not only dayboys, But members of IVc. Mackenzie is IVc ' s Spanish Interpreter. ' ' Is that a shirt or a pyjama coat you have on, McLachlin? " Dewar ' s head may be a foot long, but he certainly doesn ' t use it as a rule. Cann I is our only member from Little Old New York. Hot Dawg ! 38 The Ashiurian ScoTt McLaeHlin BrodiE HaRdy GamblE DewAr Mackenzie MorgaN BaTes CaNn GilmOur Currie ain ' t in this, but there ain ' t no flies on him either. IVB. Famous Dates in the History of iVb. 20-25 Beardmore got jewed out of a mark. 25 McCorquodale only got 99%. Woods paid attention to Mr. Brodie. Humrphrey asked a sensible question. Fauquier went on a diet. 10 Miekles got his Latin right. 15 Porter brought his geometrj set. 16 Ritchie II washed his hands. 19 Evans put ' illud urbs ' . 21 Bonnar was the last one to finish his sums. 27 Ewart forgot to grease his hair. 30 Eliot brushed his hair. 1 Grier got on a team. 2 Gushing sat up straight in class. 3 Powell got kept in. 5 Devilin didn ' t draw on his book. e MacBrien went home before 6 o ' clock. 10 Cann II forgot to look like a fish. StanField ' GarLind Carrlque GuthriE Snell GarvOek CowaNs HUmphrie Southam The Ashburian 39 IT IS RUMOURED that Messrs. King and Edwards found the senior practice as hard as ever, and the ice perhaps a little harder ; that Mr. Cassels is now an ardent backer of the Ottawa Foot- ball Club; that the M. Boys had a great time in Lachute ; that Robinson will draw a maip of the Prefects ' Common Room as a memory test ; that this school is harbouring ' an extreme Anti-Beaver Society; that Clarke and Baldwin were victims, but we have to hand it to the Mattawa Man-eater; • that Bogert is getting a line on Mining from an old boy, Charlie Cams ell ; that a ' ' Quid pro quo " means, at least, four placed where they do most good; that the school are going to buy some rubber plates so that the Grace after meals will be audible; that Ross II is going to Hollywood to double for Lon Chancy; that ' ' the greatest clog-dancer of all time " has lost countless class-pins ; that some Ottawia girls are keen disciples of Izaak AValton ; at least some have biM ' u lK a rd to mention that some fish are easy to play. — o- — No, my dear child, Rin-tin-tin is not the latest Ford model. — 0 — I lie in repose Within this tomb. 1 stuck my nose In the Common Room. Recent releases from the Ashbury Film Studios: " He AVho Gets Slapped " , starring Robinson. " Where the Pavement Ends " , scenes taken round Rockcliffe. " The Fresh Man " , featuring Carrique. Drummond in " A Slave of Fashion " . " Proud Flesh " , with Hardy. " The Gold Rush " , scenes taken of the pocket-money procession on Saturday. " Monsieur BeauKer " . 40 The Ashburian The Ashburian 41 EMBARRASSING MOMENTS. If you ' re ever late for school, Or break another silly rule, Don ' t let them think that you ' re a fool — — Be nonchalant. If you report back after time. And thus get put into the lime, Don ' t let them think that it ' s a crime — — Be nonchalant. If you fail to get a sum, Or draw a square that ' s not quite plumb, Don ' t pout, or scowl, or look so glum — — Be nonchalant. And if you ever get in wrong. Just tell them all to run along; Don ' t be laughed at by the throng — — Be nonchalant — Light an Abdullah Cigarette. J. C. M. 42 The Ashburian CONTEMPORARIES We acknowledge Avith thanks the receipt of the following Contemporaries : Acta Kidleiana, Albanian, B. C. S. Magazine, Bea ver Log, College Times (U. C. C), Felstedian, K. €. iS. Magazine Lawrentian, L. iCjC. Magazine, Marlburian, Meteor, R. M. C. Re view, S. A. C. Magazine, Tonbridgian, T. iC. iS. Record, Western Ca nada College Review, Wykehamist, High School of Quebec Maga zine, Trafalgar Echoes. The Ashburian 43 Write Us When You Need School Supplies We carry complete stocks of : — —JOHNSTON ' S MAPS, GLOBESiAND GHARTS —BLACKBOARDS AND AGGESSORIES —BRADLEY ' S PRIMARY MATERIALS —WATER COLOURS AND CRAYONS —DRAWING MODELS AND CERAMICS —PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL APPARATUS —MISCELLANEOUS EQUIPMENT THE GEO. M. HENDRY Co., Limited. 215 ictoria Street, Toronto. Standard and Popular Sheet Music VIOLINS, SAXOPHONES, TENOR BANJOS, GUITARS, UKULELES, DRUMS, ETC. 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MOONEY TOBACCONIST 60 SPARKS STREET 203 BANK STREET Queen 6388 CONTENTS Page School Notes 1 Hockey Retrospect 3 First Team Matches 4 Second Team Matches Bolshevik Hockey. . • 8 Intermediate Hockey 10 Junior Hockey 11 Colour Games 1 Cricket 1926 1 Matches - ' ' Eleven Little Cricketers " ••• 1 Cross- Country Run 1 Boxing • Skiing Badminton 21 Cadet Corps Inspection and Gym. Display . 21 " Inspection Day " Sixth Form Notes " Ramblings of a Renegade " 26 Essay and Story Competition ' -7 Prize Story: " Beaufort Banks " 27 Extract from Prize Essay 30 " James, John, Skeleton, Gordon " 31 Contemporaries Autograph Page Editors J. W. Ritchie, M. P. Bogert Advertising Manager and Treasurer Mr. W. H. Hewitt SCHOOL NOTES On February 24th, the Bishop of Ottawa, with several of the Clergy of the Diocese, came to the Chapel, and Mr. Myers was ordained Priest. 0 0 0 0 0 The Confirmation Service this year was held on April 25th, when the following boys were confirmed by the Bishop of Ot- tawa : — E. Beardmore F. Carling R. Chateauvert F. Coristine A. Fauquier J. Garland W. Humphrey A. Porter W. Pugsley B. Ritchie B. Robinson J. Rowley We congratulate the Headmaster on the honour done him ■ by McGill University, who have made him an LI. D. J. Fauquier is Captain of Cricket, and J. Ritchie Vice- Captain. The team as a whole is certainly well up to average strength, though we suffered defeat by Lower Canada for the first time since this match was played. We offer our congratulations to Mr. Pattisson on his century in the Staff match ; and to Oppe II on his hat-trick against Lower Canada. 2 The Ashhurian We congratulate Mr. Brodie on his fine performance in the part of Ambrose Applejohn. 0 0 0 0 0 By the kindness of the Headmaster a clock-golf set has been laid-oiit near the flag-staff. Many boys are taking a keen interest in this new recreation. The colour-scheme in front of the School has been complicated by a flock of pea-green bird-houses. Congratulations, juniors! 0 0 0 0 0 John Pemberton and Eric Riordon, who are working at the International Pulp Mill, spent a week-end at the School, this term. 0 0 0 0 0 Beet Hamilton and Ed. PitzRandolph are both working for the Foundation Co. at Maniwaki. 0 0 0 0 0 Hugh Robertson is now employed in the Bank of Nova Scotia here. The Ashhurian RETROSPECT ALTHOUGH in the record of games played the wins and losses come out exactly even, we are justified in looking on this hockey season a,s one of the most successful we have had; for nearly all our games were against adult teams consider- ably stronger than we have been used to play, and in the school matches we came out best against both L.CjC. and B.C.S. A series of games was played early in the season against teams organized by Mr. Cassels, and, as these were picked to a great extent from players in the City League class, they gave practice against fast skaters with a lot of experience, which caused the team to improve rapidly. In two practices with the New Edin- burgh team Ashbiiry again showed that they could make a fair showing in such company. The two games against L.C.C. were probably the best we have ever had against these old rivals. They were exceptionally strong this year, and we thought ourselves lucky to obtain a one-goal lead in Montreal, but hoped to increase it on our own ice. They seemed to have improved, however, and after a very exciting game, we were only able to tie. B.CiS. were weak when we met them, and, though they had beaten L. ' C. ' C. two days before, we gave them their worst defeat of the season. In playing two matches against Ottawa College we were going into a higher class of hockey than we usually attempt, and in holding them to a score of 2-3 in a fast game, Ashbury put up their best performance of the season. In the return match we were off colour, and lost 1-5. The team owed a great deal to Robertson and Irvin, the only old colours. Robertson ' s persistent back-checking, as well as his offensive work, were of inestimable value; while Irvin ' s spectacular rushes always bothered our opponents, and resulted in many goals. 4 The Ashhurian Skelton was the other chief scorer, and was particularly effective at close range. There was little to choose between the rest, all filling their positions satisfactorily. Oilmoiir, our diminutive goal- keeper, proved a great find, and surprised many opponents, who thought they had found an easy mark. The prospects for next season are very bright, as it appears that Robertson and Stanfield I will be the only losses, and we have already substitutes who should be able to take their places after another year ' s experience. H.K.C. 0 RECORD OF MATCHES Opponents. Ashhury. Opponents. Mr. Cassels ' Team 5 8 " 2 2 2 5 4 6 Old Boys 6 2 Harry Colson ' s Team 5 2 Lower Canada College 2 1 1 1 Ottawa College 2 3 1 5 Bishop ' s College School 9 1 Ottawa College Juniors 3 2 Second Team — St. Alban ' s 1 2 2 3 LIST OF SCORERS. Robertson 14 Irvin 10 Skelton 10 Porter , 4 Cann 1 2 Fauquier 1 1 Mill en 1 GAMES. Played 12 Won 5 Lost 5 Tied 2 Goals for 42 Goals against 38 The Ashiurian 5 HOCKEY CHARACTERS. B. GiLMOUR. J. S. Irvin. J. S. Stanfield. H. Skelton. N. Porter. Goal. First year on the team. Proved to be one of the best goal-keepers Ashbiiry has had in recent years. Particularly good at coming out to meet an opponent who had passed the defence. Left Defence. Second year on the team. Checked well and used his body with good effect; but shone especially at one man rushes, where his great speed always made him dangerous. Had a powerful but erratic shot. His passing was in- clined to be wild. Right Deiience. First year on the team. Used his weight and reach to good advantage on defence, but his skating was too clumsy for him to be very effective on the attack. Passed with good judgment. Centre or Left Wing. First year on the team. A good skater with a neat shot, who combined Avell with Robertson. Inclined to be slow in checking back. Right Wing. First year on the team. A clumsy skater, but fast and difficult to stop. Inclined to leave his position too much. H. MiLLEN. Spare. First year on the team. Could play any- where. A very persistent forward, who checked and marked his man well, but rather slow and late in passing the puck. J. Fauquier. Spare. First year on the team. A good skater and stick-handler, but weak in front of goal, and slow to recover. Should improve greatly. H. J. Robertson. (Captain). Third year on the team. Moved from left wing to centre, where he had more chance to use his fine poke-check. A fine skater, a neat stick-handler, and an accurate shot. His only w eakness was in passing, and in that he im- proved during the season. Captained the team well. 6 The Ashhurian ASHBURY vs. L.C.C. This game was played on January 23rd at 11 a.m., at the Forum, Montreal. L.C.C. were without the services of White, their regular goal- keeper; and w e were weakened by the absence of Fauquier I and Carswell. It was decided to play two twenty -minute periods. The puck was faced off, and Irvin scored for Ashbury about half-way through the period. The School were very aggressive through the period. The back checking of Eobertson and speedy rushes of Irvin were most effective and did much toward holding our op- ponents where we did. (Ashbury 1; L.C.C. 0). Shortly after play began again Calder rushed and scored. L.C.C. then forced the play and held the School in our half, and narrowly missed scoring on several occasions. With less than a minute to play, Robertson and Cann I broke away, and Cann scored just 18 seconds before the end. LjC.C. pressed hard, but were unable to tie the game. (Ashbury 2; L.C.C. 1.) For L.C.C, Thompson and Robertson were outstanding; while Robertson, Irvin and Gilmour were very useful for the School. Skelton was injured early in the game, and was unable to come on again. The teams were as follows : — Ashbury: Gilmour (goal); Irvin, Stanfield (defence); Skelton (centre) ; Robertson, Porter (wings) ; Millen, Cann I, Ritchie (subs.) L.C.C: Glass (goal); Calder, Guthrie (defence); Thompson (centre) ; Ilutcheson, Robertson (wings) ; Webster, White (subs.) 0 ASHBURY vs. BISHOP ' S COLLEGE SCHOOL. • It was unfortunate that B.CS. should have lost their captain through an injury two days before playing us, as his presence might have made the game more even. As it was for the first five minutes neither side appeared to have the advantage. Then one of the B.CS. defence had the misfortune, when trying to intercept The Ashhurian 7 a pass from the wing, to knock the puck into his own goal. This seemed to disorganize their whole team, as Ashbury had things all their own way and scored three more times in the next six minutes, and, by the end of the game, had nine to their credit. B.CjS. scored once through a miisunderstanding on the part of the Ashbury defence, who thought a pass had been called off-side. Irvin was the individual star of the game, and seldom took the puck up the ice without getting in a good shot. He was cre- dited with three goals. Robertson was checking brilliantly at centre, and his combination with Skelton led to them scoring two goals apiece. Fauquier and Porter also scored. The Ashbury line-up was: Gilmour (goal) ; Irvin, Stanfield I (defence) ; Robertson, Skelton, Porter (forAvards) ; Fauquier I, Millen (spares). 0 SECOND TEAM vs. ST. ALB AN " S The first game was played in Brockville on Wednesday, Feb. 17th. Ashbury scored once during the first period, Cann putting in a shot off a pass. Neither side scored again during this period. St. Alban ' s were considerably faster skaters than Ashbury, and moreover showed greater combination, as was only to be expected since they have played together a good deal, while the School team was practically a scratch side. However excellent work by Ritchie in goal prevented them scoring. The second period was like the first. St. Alban ' s backchecked hard, while the pace was telling on Ashbury, as, owing to a First Team game on the same day, w e had only one spare. At the last moment St. Alban ' s put in a goal. On this it was decided to play overtime to reach a decision. During the first five minutes St. Alban ' s seored again, leaving them winners by two goals to one. St. Alban ' s were a better team than Ashbury,- and deserved to win. They showed considerable speed both in carrying the puck and in backchecking. Individually the Ashbury team was fairly strong, but team work was lacking. Ritchie played a very good game in the nets and was responsible for saving a large number of goals. Outside Carswell and Cann made some good rushes, and MacKenzie was an energetic worker. The line-ups were : — Ashbury: Ritchie I, Capt. (goal) ; Carswell, iMcLachlin I (de- fence) ; Cann I, Arnold, MacKenzie I (forwards) ; McMaster (spare). ' ■ ' ■ - 8 The Ashhitrimi St. Alban ' s: Ogilvie (goal) ; Newton, Garrett ' (defence) ; Fer- guson, K. Smith, C. Smith (forwards) ; Botsford, Redpath (spares). The return game was played on March 6th at 12 o ' clock, at the Auditorium. St. Alban ' s had changed their goal-keeper, and Fauquier I played for us, giving us two spares : otherwise the teams were the same as in the first match at Brockville. St. Alban ' s got going at once, and before we had time to get together put in a goal. This was followed by two others. After that Ashbury came to life, and the play was energetic. Before the end of the per ' od MacKenzie scored after Fauquier had worked his way through their defence. During the second period Cann scored a good goal, and had hard luck in not scoring another. Neither side was able to score again, either in this period or in the third, and St. Alban ' s were left victorious by three goals to two. The igame was not so spectacular as the first of the series, but on the other hand Ashbury played a considerably better game, .and we were unlucky in not being able at least to tie the game. However St. Alban ' s deserved their victory. Their combination was good, and their checking sound. For Ashbury Cann played a good game, and besides scoring one of our goals would have scored two more but for timely clearing by their goal-keeper. Cars- well and Fauquier made some good rushes, but again it was obvious that a first team starts with a big initial advantage, in having played often together, over a more or less scratch second team. The line-ups were : — Ashburj : Ritchie (goal); Carswell, McLachlin I (defence); Fauquier I, Cann I, Arnold (forwards) ; McMaster, MacKenzie I, (spares). St. Alban ' s: Bulk (goal); Garrett, Newton (defence); Fer- guson, K. Smith, C. Smith (forwards) ; Botsford, Ogilvie (spares). 0 BOLSHEVIK HOCKEY The Bolsheviks have had, as usual, a very successful season. As conventional players our star disappears, but as Bolsheviks — well ! Taking the weather into consideration our games were comparatively numerous, and always amusing. The Ashburian 9 The Masters (Messrs. Cassels, King, Edwards and P ' attisson) showed keen antag " onism ; and, thouo:h occasionally sadly buffeted, hung on with bull-dog tenacity. Mr. Cassels injured himself at the beginning of term, and, as a result, was unable to play till near the end, although he did some good stick-handling in the final match. Mr. King came off second best after a collision with MoMaster, our weighty and scintillating defence-man, but soon returned to his position, none the worse for a couple of stitches. The Masters ' game was the great event of the season. The Bolshies came out on top by 3-1, Ritchie tallying twice and Mac- phail once for the " studes " ; while Mr. King bulged the cord in the last minute for the staff. One of Ritchie ' s goals was ex- ceptionally neat; and Mr. King had to stick-handle the length of the rink to score. The remainder of the Staff w orked hard, but were unable to fool Snell, the wily Bolshie goalie. The line-up was : Masters : Messrs. Cassels, King, Edwards, Pattisson, with Bell I in goal, and Grilmour ; Bolshies : Southam I, Bowman, Mickles I, MacKenzie I, Duguid, Ritchie I, Macphail, and Snell. Irvin refereed. No penalties were awarded, although the play was strenuous throughout. It was a very close encounter, but the condition of the Bolshie sextette told in the end. The masters are certainly improving, but they ' ve a long way to go yet. {Thanks; " So ' s Your Besides this we had several other interesting contests, includ- ing one with Lindenlea, which we won by an overtime score of 5-4. Arnold netted the disk to win on a pass from McMaster. We also played a Rockcliffe team and lost by a goal, and lost by 5-1 to Ottawa College Juniors. In fact, Bolshie hockey is obviously the next thing to Pro- fessional. D. W. M. 0 BOLSHEVIKS " vs. OTTAWA COLLEGE JUNIORS This game was played at the Dey ' s Arena on Wednesday, January 27th. In the first period Neville scored two goals for Ottawa Col- lege but the ' ' Bolshies " could not seem to get together, and play was .at oujs .end of the rink through most of the period. The ' School played better in the second period than the first, and we were able to keep the score as it was at the beginning of the period. 10 Tlie Ashhurian In the third period the University scored three more goals, two by Neville and one by Dempsey. Mackenzie saved the school from being whitewashed by a well-placed shot which fooled the goal-keeper. The game ended Avith the Ottawa College on the long end of a five-to-one score. For the winners Neville, Dempsey, Godinez, and Charlebois starred; while for Ashbury Kitchie made a number of brilliant saves, and stopped several of what looked like certain goals. Of the rest McMaster and Mackenzie were the most prominent. The school line-up was: Kitchie (goal); McMaster, Macphail (defence) ; Mickles I (centre) ; Mackenzie I, Bowman (wings) ; Duguid (spare). 0 INTERMEDIATE HOCKEY It was unfortunate that this year the Selwyn House team was younger than usual; for, as the majority of the Intermediates were 14 year s old, the Under 14 team which went to Montreal to play them was practically a Junior team. There happen to be very few boys of 13 in the School, so that the team was decidedly weak. Moreover MacBrien II, who was one of the mainstays of the team, developed mumps on the very morning of the game. It was not surprising then that Selwyn House outplayed and out- skated us all through; and only some courageous work by Robin- son in goal prevented the score of 6-0 against us being larger than it was. Our line-up was: Robinson (goal); Webster, Thomas (defence) ; Smellie, Coristine, Cann II (forwards) ; Rowley I (spare). There were two games for the regular Intermediates against the Model School. In the first, played on the Senior rink, we were a good deal smaller and lighter, and lost by 6-1. We played the second on the Arena ice, and, bringing in Duguid to add weight to the side, lost by 6-4. The line-up for this game wa;s : Robinson (goal) ; Duguid, Fauquier II (defence) ; Beardmore, Mickles II, Gilmour (forwards); Bates, Smellie (spares). Our best game was against the Cartier Public School, finalists in the City Public School League, which was also played in the Arena. The teams were more evenly matched in size ajid we won a close game by 3-2, Sickness, of course, caused a good deal of inconvenience, but there were some good practice games throughout the term, and The Ashburian 11 many people improved greatly. Mickles II is the best player among the Intermediates, and, if he can find height and weight from somewhere, he should be distinctly good. Beardmore and Fauquier II also played well, though each shows a tendency to selfishness. Gilmour, though short of practice in playing out of goal, put in some good work, while Robinson kept goal with cool- ness and courage, and made some excellent saves. The main requisite, at present, throughout the Intermediates is speed in skating. It was noticeable that we were outskated by almost every other team. This is probably due a good deal to the small size of the school rinks, which encourages a desire for stick- handling rather than fast combination work. For this purpose, the Arena was invaluable; but, looking ahead to future years, everyone should try to develop speed as much as possible and wherever possible, which is of far more real value to a team than stick-handling, however spectacular. Sickness, unfortunately, prevented a regular " Duffers " game. Owing to shortage of players we had only two of these strenuous and not-too-serious engagements. Everyone thorough- ly enjoyed himself in these titanic struggles. Skill, either with skates or sticks, was at a discount ; and ardour was not much damped by the fact that a too-well directed and irresistible body- check resulted in a corpse being carried off the gory field. It was here particularly that the truth of the theory of the Survival of the Fittest was ably demonstrated. H. K. 0 JUNIOR HOCKEY In spite of illness which made necessary frequent changes in the formation of the team we can look back upon a very success- ful season. Of six matches played, we won three, lost two, and drew one. The team as finally constituted was: Robinson (goal) ; Thomas, MaoBrien II (defence); Coristine, Smellie (capt.), Pero- deau (forwards) ; Davidson I, Powell, Evans, Bassett, Fauquier III (subs.). Our success to a great extent was due to Robinson s goal- keeping, which on more than one occasion was brilliant ; and to Smellie and MacBrien, who never spared themselves, and were the only players who consistently played for the good of the team, and not as if they were on the ice for their own amusement. We played three games with our old rivals the Rockcliffe Public School. We lost two, and drew the other. 12 The Ashhurian " We defeated the Normal Model School twice, once at home and once at Dey ' s Arena. In the first game the Model opened the scoring in the first period. From the resultant face-off Smellie went through and countered. In the third period our better con- dition told; and Thomas, Fensom, and Smellie scored. The .game at Dey ' s Arena was fast and evenly contested. Our two goals which were the only score were the result of good stick- handling by Smellie. Thomas and Rowley (playing in place of MacBrien who was sick) played very well. On Friday Feb. 26th we went to Montreal to play Selwyn House. This, the most important match, resulted in a well deserv- ed, though somewhat unexpected, victory by 3 goals to 0. We started with Smellie and Powell on defence, but after the first period which was scoreless, Smellie, realising that we held a slight advantage, put himself centre and Evans de fence. Evans and Powell turned in a very fine game, and never gave us any anxiety. The forwards were always on the spot, and we soon scored, Pero- deau shooting and Smellie batting in the rebound. Shortly after Smellie batted a good pass from Bassett. In the last period Sel- wyn House made a very determined effort to save the game, but our defence held, and Davidson in goal turned aside all the long shots. In the last few minutes Smellie went through the whole opposition and scored a really good goal. We hope the members of this team will always play as hard as they did in this match, where everyone did his best for the side. Perodeau played an exceptionally good and strenuous game, and Smellie gave the team confidence by always being on the spot, whether in defence or attack. J. R. P. 0 COLOITR GAMES Greens, the holders, drew a bye, and, to everyone ' s surprise, Whites defeated Reds. Their victory was due to the unexpected form shown by some of the young players, notably Mickles 11. In their first game against the Greens the result was a tie of four all — another surprise; but in the play off the Greens managed to make use of their greater weight and experience, and were the wiTUH ' i ' s ny oik ' to nothing, thus obtaining the shield for the third year in sueeession. -0- The Ashburian 13 CRICKET— 192.6. HE late spring very much delayed the start of cricket, and in consequence the team wa,s short of practice when it went to Montreal. It is sad to have to report that it suf- fered defeat by Lower Canada for the first time since this match has been played. It was a good contest in spite of bad weather, which was decidedly unkind to us; and we made a desperate at- tempt to pull the game out of the fire in the second innings. But we were decisively beaten. We congratulate our opponents, and hope their victory will add to the interest in cricket in both schools. Apart from this lapse the season has started successfully, the only other loss having been to Mr. Macaulay ' s strong team, which was opposed, for the first time, by boys alone. Christ Church and Defence were both beaten without any help from the Masters. It was disappointing that, owing to infection, B.C.S. were unable to meet us in Montreal. There is a noticeable absence in the team of any outstandingly good batsmen, but this is balanced by greater consistency in the batting than usual, there being at least nine players capable of making runs. Southam and Dewar, who open, show remarkably good form, and usually stay together for some time, though they have not yet made many runs. Ritchie, who follows them, is a strong, forcing bat who has been having bad luck, but should make some big scores before the season is over. Cann, Fauquier and Irvin have all been batting well ; Ross is a useful stone-waller ; Skelton a hard-hitter; while Oppe II sometimes rises to an oc- casion. Fauquier and Oppe II are the best bowlers, fast and slow re- spectively, and have been dividing most of the wickets between them for about six runs apiece. Cann is a useful first change ; and Dewar and Irvin have had success at times. The fielding is smart and keen, but the catching is rather erratic, easy catches having been dropped, while difficult ones are often held. Minnes is a satisfactory and improving wicket-keeper. The team is very young, and consequently suffers from lack of experience and of confidence. But it is up to the average strength; and, as seven members are likely to be back next year, the prospects for the future are excellent. H. K. C. 14 The Ashburian ASHBURY COLLEGE vs. C c. c, ASHBUEY Southam I, c b. Vernon 24 Wilson I, b. Hobbs 0 Mr. Pattisson, b. White 85 Ritehie I, b. White 2 Cann I, run out 3 Mr. Cassels, c.Vernon, b.White...l4 Irvin, c. wkt, b. White 1 Mr. King, b.White . 5 Fauquier I, c b.W:hite 3 Skelton, c.Sutcliffe b.White 0 Oppe II, b.White 0 McMaster, not out 1 Extras 12 TOTAL 151 r CHURCH CATHEDRAL 1st. c. c. c. c. c. Howe, C.King, b.Fauquier 3 Sutcliffe, b.Oppe II 13 Heney, Ibw. b.Irvin 14 Johnson, b.Oppe 0 White, run out 14 Middleton, b.Oippe II 0 Costin, b. Wilson 1 9 Hobbs, b.Cann 1 1 MitG ' hell, b.Cann 1 5 Hitehiman, not out 3 Vernon, b.Cann 1 0 Extras 4 TOTAL 66 ASHBURY COLLEGE vs. DEFENCE C. C, MAY 8th. ASHBUEY. Southam I, b. King 0 Ritcihie I, b. Aldridge 31 Cann I, b. Stunell 11 MacKenzie I, b, Stunell 1 Dewar, c b. Stevens 20 Irvin, c. Aldridge, b. Stevens. .. .14 Ross I, b. King 7 Skelton, c. Steele, b. King 18 Fauquier I, not out 10 Oppe I Oppe II I did not bat. McMaster Extras 15 Total (for 8 wickets) 127 DEFENCE C. C. Butterfield, c. Skelton, b. Oppe II. 2 Stevens, run out 3 King, c. Eoss I, b. Oppe II 1 Ault, c. McMaster, b. Fauquier I. .12 Lawrence, b. Fauquier 1 5 Stunell, b. Oppe II 0 Vergette, run out 1 Lloyd, b. Fauquier 1 1 Aldridge, b. Dewar 2 Steele, c b. Cann 1 11 Broderick, not out 1 Extras 6 Total 45 The Ashburian 15 ASHBUKY COLLEGE vs. ( C. C, AjSHBURY Southam I, b. Hobbs 29 Dewar, c. Hobbs, b. Chance 6 Eitc ' hie I, run out 2 Cann I, Ibw. b. Chance 0 Irvin, b. Johnson 1 Fauquier 1, b. Chance 16 Ross I, b. Brodie 4 Skel ' ton, b. Hobbs . 0 Oppe II, c. Lloyd, b. Johnson .... 10 Minnes, c. wkt, b. Chance 11 McMaster, c. Hitcihman, b. Chance 1 MacKenzie I, not out 2 Extras 21 Total 103 JST CHURCH CATHEDRAL Y 12th. c. c. c. c. c. Brodie, c. Cann I, b, Fauquier I. . 4 Hitchman, c. Southam, b. Oppe II 0 Lloyd, Ibw, b. Oppe II 6 Howe, b. Fauquier 1 2 Chance, b. Oppe II 6 Hobbs, c. MacKenzie, b. Oppe II. 5 Mitchell, b. Dewar 4 Hitchman, b. Cann 1 15 Johnson, st. Minnes, b. Dewar... 0 Cochrane, not out 11 Costin, c. Cann I, b. Dewar 2 Shorter, run out 1 Extras 4 Total 54 ASHBURY COLLEGE vs. Mr. MACAULAY ' S XI. MAY 15th. ASHBUEY Southam I, b. Clark 7 Dewar, b. Pacaud 13 Ritchie I, c. Peters, b. Pacaud. . 5 Cann I, b. Pacaud 0 Fauquier I, c. Macaulay, b. Bates 23 Rossi, c. Wanstall, b. 81ubicki. . . 4 Irvin, c. Clark, b. Slubicki 0 Skelton, c. Macaulay, b. Bates ... 1 Oppe II, not out 21 Minnes, b. Bates 1 McMaster, b. Pacaud 21 MacKenzie I, b. Pacaud 3 Extras 5 Total .83 Mr. MACAULAY ' S XI. Slubicki, c b. Cann 1 17 Wansbo rough, c. Skelton, b. Cann 1 23 Bates, hit wkt, Dewar 7 Wan tall, c. McMaster. b. Fauquier 1 38 Fosbery, b. Cann 1 1 Farthinig, b. Fauquier 1 40 Evans, b. Oppe II 9 Macaulay, b. Fauquier 1 5 Pacaud, not out 10 Clark, Peters, Reed, did not bat. Extras 8 Total (for 8 wkts.) 158 16 The Askburian ASHBURY COLLEGE vs. LOWER CANADA COLLEGE, MAY 22nd. ASHBUEY COLLEGE First Innings. Second Innings. Southam I Jones . . . 13 8 Wihite 10 c. White, b. Browning. . . 8 Cann I. . . . I ' bw. W.hite . . . 1 c. White, b. Browning. . .24 Fauquier I 2 b. Jones 22 Koss I. . . . 2 did not bat. Irvin .... e b. Browning 17 4 Oppe II . , 1 did not bat. Skelton e . Webster, b. Browning 0 c. Webster, b. Browning . 4 8 did not bat. McMa ter 7 1 Extras 2 1 Total 68 L. C. C. First Innings. Second Innings. Jones c, Minnes, b. Fauquier.. 6 b. Oppe II 6 Browning c. Southam, b. Fauquier. 24 b. Fauquier 3 Webster Ibw, b. Fauquier 0 did not bat. Guthrie b. Irvin 13 Jo;hnston M-cMaster, b. Fauquier 12 not out 3 White b. Fauquier 23 not out 10 Salter run out 3 did not bat. ■ How b. Oppe II 3 " McBride b. Oppe II 0 Swabey Ibw, b. Oppe II 0 " Gardiner not out 12 " Extras 8 3 Total 104 (f or two wkts.) . . . 25 ASHBITRY vs. L.C. C. PAST PRESENT. MAY 24th. ASHBUEY COLLEGE First Innings. , Second Innings, Southam b. Browning 12 b. Clark 4 Dewar b. Browning 0 c. Salter, b. Clark 3 Eitchie c. Gardiner, b. Browning. 2 c. Clark, b. Browning 6 Cann e. b. Browning 6 run out 25 Fauquier c. How, b. Clark 0 c. Salter, b. Clark 8 The Ashburum 17 Irvin c. Salter, b. Browninig. . 0 e. Anderson, b, Clark... 28 Op ' pe II b. Browninig 1 c. Anderson, b. Clark... 0 Skelton b. Clark 1 Minnes b. Clark 0 Oppe 1 2. How, b. Clark 16 McMaster c. Salter, b. Browning... 3 Mackenzie not out 1 Extras 3 Total 45 c. Browning, b. Clark. ... 4 b. Cameron 0 b. Cameron 10 not out 1 b. Clark 5 44 L. C. C. PAST AND PEESENT. First Innings. Browning c. Mackenzie, b. Oppe 11.16 Clark b. Oppe II 2 Peters b, Oppe II 1 Joihnson c. Minnes, b. Oppe II. . . 1 Anderson b. Oippe II 16 MacKay run out 0 How b, O ' ppe II 6 Salter , c. Maickenzie, b. Irvin. . 0 Gardiner b. Oppe II 9 Swabey not out 9 Smith c. Minnes, b. Fauquier. . 4 Cameron st. Minnes, b. Oppe II.. 2 Extras. . . 7 Total .• 73 Second Innings. c. Cann, b. Oppe II 21 c. Skelton, b. Fauquier. .10 b. Fauquier 4 not out 16 c. Mackenzie, b. Cann I. 1 b. Fauquier 0 c. Southam, b. Fauquier. 0 b. Fauquier 0 c. b. Cann 0 not out 6 did not bat. (for 8 wkts.) . 3 .61 ASHBURY COLLEGE vs. THE STAFF. MAY 27th. THE STAFF. Mr.Wright c.Soutbam 1, b.Oppe 11.32 Mr.Cassels, c.Mack.I, b.Fauq.I 28 Mr,Pattis on,S ' t-Minnes I,b. ' Cann I.lOO Mr.Brodie, dSouthaml, b.Fauq.I.-. 5 Oppe I, c.Eitciliie I, b.Dewar 5 Mr. King, c.Mack ' zie I, b.Fauquier 49 S. M. Stone, b. Irvin 3 Mr. Myers, st.Minnes, b.Fauquier I, 0 Mr. Edwards, c. Td. Fauquier I ... 12 Bowman, c. Minnes, b.Fauquier I. . 3 Mickles, not out 0 Extras 8 ASHBUEY COLLEGE. Cann I, b. Wright 24 Eitchie I, run out 2 Southam I, c. Cassels, b. Wright.. 0 Dewar, b. Wright 2 Fauquier I, c. Bowman, b. Brodie.31 Irvin, b. Wright 0 Skelton, b. Wright 0 Oppe II, b. Wrigiht 0 McMaster, b. King 2 Minnes, e. Wright, b. Brodie 6 MacKenzie, not out 1 Extras. 12 Total 245 Total .80 18 TJie Ashhurian Eleven little cricketers played against some men ; One swung a crooked bat, then there were ten. Ten little cricketers tried to run too fine : One slipped upon the mat, then there were nine. Nine little cricketers playing rather late : Down came a yorker, then there were eight. Eight little cricketers hitting, up to heaven : One hit it on the edge, then there were seven. - Seven little cricketers scoring off the nicks: A slip catch came at last, then there were six. Six little cricketers running out to drive : The wicket-keeper stumped one, then there were five. Five little cricketers playing leg before: Umpire put his finger up, then there were four. Four little cricketers; ru.ns are coming free; The first bowlers try again, then there were three. Three little cricketers only need a few : One hits a bumping ball, then there were two. Two little cricketers need another run: One hits a boundary, and then the match is won. 0 CROSS-COUNTRY RUN. This was run on Wednesday, Nov. 18th. The day was better than we had expected, after all the bad weather of the Fall : it was fine, windless, and quite mild ; so that conditions were fair, though the ground was rather slippery in places. The course was probably rather shorter than last year ' s; but even allowing for this, the running on the whole was better. The first seven home were Mackenzie II, Eakin, Graham I, Minnes, Ar- nold, McLachlin I, and MacBrien I. The best scratch times were those of M ' ackenzie II (23 min. 33 sees.), Eakin (23 min. 51 sees.), McLachlin I (24 min. 20 sees.), and Arnold (25 min. 19 sees.) The prize for the best scratch time, therefore, as well as the Cup, was won by Mackenzie II. Eakin won the second prize ; and MacBrien II (scratch time 28 min. 22 sees.) Mr. Pattisson ' s prize for the best runner under fifteen. We congratulate all three, parti- cularly Mackenzie. Everyone is sorry that Kelly, last year ' s winner, was this year forbidden by the doctor to compete. E. K. The Ashhurian 19 BOXING THE tournament was held on Thursday, March 18th., at 8 p.m. We were fortunate in having the same judges as last year, and were very giad to see Mr. Hewitt, who acted as master of ceremonies in the absence of Sergeant-Major Stone. We offer our sympathy to the Sergeant-Major not only over his own sickness, but over the sickness among his pupils which has so hampered his work. It is because of this that the standard of the boxing was lower than that of last year. Many of the junior bouts were very wild, and most of the senior ones dull. Few of the boxers could use the straight left, very few could use the right at all, hardly a blow was aimed at the body, and there was a lot of hitting with the heel and face of the glove. But for the lack of condition as well as of skill, particularly among the seniors sickness cannot wholly account. And this esp ' ccially is a pity. It is unpleasant to see a boxer look white and tired; nor is it less so when he has only boxed a couple of two- minute rounds, when he has not been hit hard, and when he could have spared himself his fatigue by a little training and practice. But Ashburians rarely practise or train : indeed, it is not un- known for a man to speak of his bad wind almost as if it were a matter of pride to be easily distressed by -exertion. The best bout was the final of the Junior Light-weights, be- tween MacBrien II and Kelly. This was what a bout should be : a vigorous gam-e, played with skill and enjoyment. Most of the skill, perhaps, was on MacBrien ' s side, and more of the enjoyment on Kelly ' s. But MacBrien has plenty of spirit too; and Kelly, to the relief of those who had seen his startling display in the preliminaries, did not box badly. At the end of the three rounds an extra minute was ordered; and Kelly ' s greater strength won him the decision. Both were given medals, well deserved. ■ Robinson lost his chance of being in this final, owing to a hurt hand. He won his preliminary bout by his quickness, though his style is bad. Johnston, whom he beat, is promising. In the Junior Heavy-weights MaoBrien I, whose boxing is almost as energetic as it is ugly, beat Smeilie and Powell by slap- 20 The AsKburian ping them soundly; but in Fauquier II he met one who can punch properly, and who often does so, and his career of conquest came to an end. He seems keen, and it is a pity he has not mastered a sensible style. Bonnar, whom Fauquier beat in the semi-final, lacks strength at present, but shows signs of promise. In the final of the Intermediate Light-weight Gilmour had a walk-over. We sympathise with him over the absence of Macken- zie III, who should have given him a lively bout, but had developed mumps that morning. He sparred three exhibition rounds with Merrett. The Intermediate Heavy-weights were won by Eakin. He is at present neither very strong nor very skilful; but by a fair straight left and aggressive tactics he got the decision first over Dewar and then over Arnold, opponents who atre at any rate bigger than he. Bogert was Arnold ' s sparring partner in the bye. It was generalship which won also the final of the Senior Light-weights, between Ritchie I and Cann I. Ritchie attacked at once, puzzled his man by feinting, got him in a corner, landed the right to the body and the left to the jaw, and had him beaten in the first round. The bout was stopped in the second. It was a victory for age and experience. Had Cann, when caught in the corner, landed his own right counter, which is powerful enough, he might have saved himself. As it was, he twice hit out with a pretty good straight left, and then seemed bewildered. He will do better next year. In the Senior Heavy-weights, Irvin beat first Fauquier I, and then Stanfield I, who had beaten Southam II. Last year in the Senior Light-weights, it was Fauquier who beat Irvin; but since then Irvin has increased in weight ; w hile Fauquier, though it was sporting of him to box in the heavy-weight class when the light- weight was still open to him, cannot be said to have improved in skill. Irvin is quick on his feet; but exhilarating as it is to see a man of his weight bounce so lightly round the ring, much of his dancing is a. waste of energy, and helps to make h ' m short of breath in the third round. His punching, though quick too, is not hard. Indeed, none of the seniors this year seemed to have the_ knack of getting their weight into their blows. Stanfield oc- casionally landed a fair left, but his right was poor. His awkwardness is disappointing; for he is well built, and looks as if he ' Will grow very strong. Oault, who was beaten by Irvin in a preliminary bout, should also have a powerful punch next year. Everybody is sorry that Mayburry could not box. The medal generously given by Mr. Fisher to the best boxer of the evening was awarded by the judges to Fauquier II, winner The Ashburian 21 of the Junior Heavy-weights. Fauquier is a boxer of by no means unvarying competence. He is capable of foolish round-arm flicking with the open glove, and even on occasion of shutting his eyes. But for the most part he keeps cool ; and then his guarding is good, and his foot-work sound and economical ; while his straight hitting at its best is excellent. We congratulate him, and hope his promise may be fulfilled. E. K. 0 SKIING. The medal for all-round skill in skiing was won by Ewart. At the end of the first day of the competition he and Craig were about level, Craig scoring more points for turning, and Ewart more for jumping. In the race Ewart did the better time. Sickness interfered with skiing as with everything else. Gra- ham, for instance, who competed on the first day, got mumps before the race. We hope for a bigger field next year. We thank the Ottawa Ski Club for judging the competition. E. K. — 0— BADMINTON. In the finals of the Badminton Tournament on March 3rd, Robertson met McMaster. McMaster seemed unable to cope with Robertson ' s smashing drives and quick-changing tactics; and Robertson won the first game by 15-2, and the second by 15-1. 0 CADET CORDS INSPECTION. THE annual Inspection of the Cadet Corps took place on Wednesday, May 19th. The inspecting officer was, for the fifth year in succession, Major-General MacBrien, who was assisted by Colonel Hill. The Corps went through the usual ceremonial movements, headed by the Band, which, considering that this is its first year, played very well, and added a good deal to the effectiveness of the drill. This was followed by the Platoon Competition, won by Platoon No. 2, under Platoon Leader Ritchie, by a narrow margin. 22 The Ashhurian The General then addressed the Corps, complimenting all units on the distinct improvement they had made since last year, and enlarging: on the service which Cadet Corps, whose popularity was steadily increasing throughout the Dominion, were performing in helping to produce the right kind of Canadian citizen. In the afternoon a Gymnastic Display was given. All forms took part, and each ended up its performance with a tableau. At the end a special squad gave an exhibition of work on the Horse and Parallel Bars. The presentation of prizes then took place in the Gymnasium. Major-General MacBrien again presided. He complimented the School on the work it is doing, and paid particular tribute to Serg. -Major Stone for what he has done for the Cadet Corps, the Physical Training of the School, and the improvement in marks- manship. In recognition of the splendid turn-out of the Cadet Corps he asked that the School should be given a half -holiday. In reply, the Headmaster thanked the General for the interest he always takes in the School, and promised that a half -holiday should be given. The fact that we were 29th this year in the Imperial Challenge Shield Competition showed how much the shooting has improved; and he expressed his gratitude to Serg.- Major Stone. The prizes presented were : — The Connaught Cup, for Gymnastics — Platoon Leader J. Eitchie; The O ' Connor Cup, for the best average shooting — Cadet Marler (98%). The Scott Cup, for Shooting — Cadet Beardmore (98%). The Cox Cup, for Shooting (for boys between 12 and 14) — Cadet " Webster (85%). The D. R. A. Medal— Cadet Fensom. The Humphrey Cup — Cadet Marler. The Prize for highest average in Laura Secord Competition, pre- sented by Capt. Heron — Corp. Oppe. Serg.-Major Stone ' s special medal for highest average in D. R. A. Competition— Cadet Morgan (97%). Dominion Rifle League medals were also presented to those who had won them. AT THE CADET CORPS INSPECTION. The General : How strong is your band ? Drum-Major Drum : Not very strong, sir. The Ashburian 23 EVEN ;0LOM0 V INSPECTION DAY. Our boots and buttons g leam like morn, And gleams in place each silver cup ; Our chins are smooth, our locks are shorn. Our Union Jack is right side up. The unruly ranks are formed and dressed, The strong-lunged Band in order set; Before us, blessing us and blessed. Our lusty leaders strut and fret. In polished brass and braid of gold Afar we see the general shine, By whose directing skill we hold Dominion over palm and pine. 24 The Aslihurian So, full of patriotic pep, We swing along, arrayed for fight, Straining our nerves to keep in step. And wricking necks to give " Eyes Eight " . For lanrel-crowns may yet be won In European mud, no doubt : The furious Frank and fiery Hun Roll sleeves for- yet another bout; And how bold Greeks and Maltese cower To see on the Ausonian strand. Two lions littered in one hour. Danger and Mussolini stand ! And little Letts, and Turks, and Yanks, Niggers, and Chinks, and Octoroons, Keep stepping up to swell the ranks Of each proud power ' s new formed platoons. So, gird your loins, Ashburian Corps, Spit, polish, scrub, and crop the hair. And make a last most glorious war To smash the world beyond compare. 0 SIXTH FORM NOTES. John joined us after Easter in 1925. The or- chestra claimed him from the first. He played senior football this year and hopes to get to McGill next fall. Best of luck, John! Horace came in 1921 and took part of his matric. last year. He rejoined us at Easter, hoping to finish his matric, and, since he hails from Colorado, hopes to go a university there. Pat came here in 1922 along with about six others from Selwyn House. He was made a prefect and editor of the Ashhurian this year, and has R.M.C. as his objective, next year. J. S. II. Arnold. H. W. BiGGAR. M. P. BOGERT. The Ashbiirian 25 A. J, Cameron. Jim blew in from Cape Breton in 1921. Cricket scoring has been his forts for three years and has always taken him home over the 24th. Mc- Gill is where he is bound for. C. Craig. He came in 1923 and has been noted for his assignments, his tennis, and his skiing. He craves the Ottawa Valley Schol. Here ' s hoping he gets it. G. A. Drummond. Another of the 1922 bunch; he is also noted for his assignments. He is a hone, but he will get there (McGill) just the same. George is the nerviest humourist in the school. D. W. Mackenzie. Dave fell into our midst in 1923. A prefect, senior football and cricket have claimed him this year. Dave is to be a sawbone. He will guide Doc at McGill. T. G. Mayburry. Another (1922) from across the river. Prefect last year, head prefect this year. Captain of the senior football and and equestrian Big Boy of the form. R.M.C. for him. ' Stuff, Mabe ! H. F. McLachlin. Came in 1921, raw from Arnprior. Football every year since, and prefect for the last two, are his greatest deeds. Some shiek, but looks to R.M.C. for help. There are two Babes in the wood in this school and Mac is both. D. R. McMaster. Still 1922. Youthful wise-cracker, footballer, and cricketer. Quite a mary fellow, who hopes that McGill will save him from being " The Grand Old Man " . J. C. Merrett. 1922 yet again. Comic artist (vide " Ashhur- ian ' ), with R. M. C. occupying a large place in his immediate future. J. S. Oppe. 1923 took Steve from Charterhouse and left him here. Blue-blower and cosmetic experi- menter. Good luck at McGill, Steve. J. Ritchie. Yid came in 1921. Senior football and cricket for last two years, champion gymnast this year. Makes much noise, but means well. One in every province. Object : shining buttons at R. M. C. 26 The Ashhurian W. G. Ross. Once more 1922. Senior cricket for the last two years. Addicted to mnmps. Hopes to brighten the portals of MoGill next year. J. Y. Stanfield. The last of the 1922 squad. Jack hails from Truro, and has played senior football for three years and hockey for one. A prefect this year, noted for his easy-going brutality and should- ering his way through the mob. H. Skelton. Skelly came this year from Kingston and lias played on every senior team. Queen ' s is his goal after he completes his ma trie. ■0- RAMBLINGS OF A REiNEGADE. In a silent, remote little hamlet, on the banks of the Rideau Canal, We have passed several winters in quiet, imbibing a schoolboy morale ; And as we ' re nearing the finish, whatever that finish may be, And think of the regular routine, the future is hard to see. For then we ' ll have nowhere to go; and the wall seems lofty and thick For those who highly aspire to attempt the McGill Matric. ; While others are struggling and straining to exhibit a soldierly skill; For besides wearing pill-box and gaiters they must know a bit of their drill. At present we ' re stumbling and steaming under the whip and the goad; For our masters are strongly determined we ' re going to drag the load. They offer us maxims many, mixed with alternatives few. And now and again, when we lag at the pen, a " Work, or you won ' t through " . We ' re sure of our Mathematics, oh yes! we ' re sure of them, And we feel we could say to Euclid and Co, ' ' And so ' re Old Men! " We ' ve passed our Arithmetic trials, or most of us have, I own; So we hope the proverbial saying has worked of " water dropping on stone " . Tlie Ashhurian 27 We ' ve picked up our little pebbles, though we ' ve dropped quite a few, I fear; But of facts concerning the latter it ' s useless for you to hear. At present we ' re not going to worry, for that ' s sure to make us sick ; Because if the College won ' t take us, there ' s always the shovel and pick! D. W. M. 0 ESSAY AND STORY COMPETITION. Mr. Humphrey, who so generously offered prizes for the best essay and the best story Avritten by Ashburians, was kind enough to judge the essay himself. His criticism is that they are rather too ' ' encyclopaedic " , containing too much transcribed book- knowledge and too little original thought. He thinks Milieu ' s essay on ' ' Paper-Making " the best. Millen is also the winner of the story competition. " We print his story and part oi his essay. 0 BEAUFORT BANKS. IT was early in the year 1585 when five small ships, laden brimful of colonists, cattle, and all equipment and provisions, sighted America after a long, hard voyage from England. Ex- citement ran high as the small fleet weighed anchor in Raleigh Bay, and that the crew prepared to disembark. All went along fine, till a dozen or more ponies, which Walter Raleigh had captured from a Moorish merchant-ship prior to the expedition sailing to the New World, were landed. Due to the carelessness of those about, the lively and vicious little creatures broke loose. The men stood gloomily watching their only beasts of burden escape. But they could do nothing except curse. The ponies mockingly tossed their heads and scampered out over the dreary sandbanks. Three hundred and forty years have passed, and the scene is changed. In the little village of Walter, in North Carolina, everybody seemed pleased and contented, though Walter is one of those places which will never appear on maps, nor ever try. The day was Sunday. The good folk were streaming out of a small wooden 28 The Ashhttrian church. They were dressed in their Sunday best; feeling very important and fine. In the centre of the gathering were two young men, evidently brothers; for they looked very much alike. One was tall and fair, with long, loose limbs. The second shorter, though certainly not a dwarf, with well-muscled arms and limbs, and broad shoulders. Both had the walk of horsemen. Their conversation was frank and open, and pertained to their work. ' ' I hear an epidemic has broken out again among the ponies " , remarked John Adams, the taller of the two. ' ' Yes sir-e-e, that means fortnightly dippings in arsenic and caustic soda for the poor critters, and a lot of work for us; any- how I have been pretty restless of late with nothing to do, ' ' answer- ed his brother Clifford. ' ' I say. Cliff, how about another try to bring in Dinny? You know the beast is worth it. " ' ' Great ! But even if we do loop him, it will take a mighty fine rider to break him. " " How about me? " laughed John. Then they both got into a rickety Ford car, the only car in Walter, and drove off home. The crowd gazed admiringly after the two young men. They were favourites all round. Their dad had been dead some time, and the two boys were working a small cattle ranch nearby, and were getting along splendidly. Tradition says that ponies in wild state which roam the Carolina sandbanks today, are descendants of the Barbary ponies brought over by Sir Walter iRaleigh in his attempt to colonize Virginia. Anyhow there are the ponies to this day. Near Walter the ponies are all of a small Barbary stock and scarcely larger than Shetlands, except Dinny. Dinny was no common pony or horse. He was proud of that fact. iHe certainly was not what one would call a large horse, but amongst the ponies with whom he lived he seemed a veritable giant. He was about fourteen and a half hands at the withers. He was dappled grey in colour. He held his well-formed head high, almost proudly; and his eyes were large and clear. His arching crest and slender curving neck had a special grace which went with them. His legs were regular, slender, almost delicate, but well-muscled. He was sufficiently deep at the girth and tucked in at the belly to give him that peculiar grey-hound aspect. Both his mane and tail were long and flowing. Altogether Dinny looked proud, swift, wild, and full of spirit. Dinny was tiring of the commonplace life he was living. True, he was the finest horse in the countryside, acknowledged leader The Ashburian 29 of the herd of ponies, and as yet nnconquered by man. Yet he was sad. He longed for excitement, anything; and he got something. Due to his thoughts, Dinny wasn ' t on the alert, and before he knew it he was surrounded by yelling men on horseback. He glanced wildly about, and dashed off at break-neck speed; but he made a mistake in doing so, for he fell into a trap. Realising his only escape was to swim through a sluiceway of horrible smelling mess, he plunged into it. The men gazed in surprise. ' ' Gosh! " cried one old chap, " that ' s the first time we ' ve got Dinny in that disinfectant. Reckon he ' s tamin ' down. " Dinny Avasn ' t tame however. His swim through that sluice was humiliating. He wondered how he had got through it. Now it meant war between him and men, real war ! That very day John and Clifford rode out on the Beaufort Banks with a party of men from the ranch, to bring in a few choice ponies, and Dinny, if they could. ' Great was their surprise when coming over a hill whom should they see but Dinny himself. They all expected him to dash away never to be seen any more that day; but he didn ' t. Dinny just stood his ground. " Why, he ' s tame, " said John dismounting and going towards Dinny. Too late he realised Dinny ' s purpose in standing his ground. With one snort of rage the angry beast, its eyes aflame, rose on its hind feet and struck the terrified man down with its fore-legs. Clifford was off ' his saddle-horse in the twinkling of an eye, and with the assistance of the men managed to get Dinny tied up, harnessed and saddled. It was a diffi.cult task, but with several handy horsemen present it was done quickly. John was not hurt as badly as they had at first supposed, but he was hurried to a doctor and home. Clifford looked at the men. They looked back at him, and then at the enraged creature at their feet. Not one dared ride. Clifford was one of those who knew fear but would disdain to give in to it. " Well, I ' ll be darned! Why, I ' d hate to have anyone see us now, scared of a little nag. I ' m almost ashamed of you. I ' ll break Dinny, or he ' ll break me. " With that he got into the saddle, and Dinny was set free. Like a flash Dinny was off. He tried everything to rid himself of this dominating man. It was fight to the death — the life of that man or his. He neighed, he snickered, he galloped, he trotted, he snorted, he kicked, he reared, he bucked : all of no avail, for Clifford stuck tight. Hour after hour, man and horse tore around. Who could hold out longest? Clifford felt himself weakening; he must hold out. Suddenly, Dinny fell, and Clifford was sent headlong to the ground. Luckily he was unhurt. He quickly seized the reins and jerked them hard to make Dinny rise. There was no response. Dinny was dead. 30 The Ashbunmi EXTEACT FROM THE PRIZE ESSAY. WE are all familiar, no doubt, with the huge number of logs which float down our Canadian rivers. These logs are ' ' paper in the raw " . Let us now touch briefly on how they are turned into that thick, glutinous liquid called pulp. The e logs are floated to the saw-mill where they are cut into short sizes, though they are not split. The short logs are then ground by huge stone rollers, the wood being forced against each of the follers by high pressure. The fibres of the woo d are mixed with water, while agitators keep the particles equally distributed throughout the mass. Chemicals for bleaching, colouring, or for taking the brittleness out of the paper, are at this point added, and at length the pulp is ready to be taken in by the paper ma- chine itself. Sometimes, however, the liquid is run on rough screens, and the water allowed to drain through. The thick mass is then allowed to dry without pressure. Thus it forms a thick, rough, and very coarse sort of paper. It has no regular use, but is simply kept in this state till it s needed, and then is turned back into liquid pulp. In the preceding paragraph I have told a little about ' ' me- chanical pulp " . There is, however, another important kind known as " chemical " or " sulphide " pulp, because of the compounds of sulphur used in its manufacture. The wood, instead of being cut up into whole round pieces about three feet in length as in the case of " mechanical pulp " , is cut into small chips. These chips are put into a huge oven lined with brick, and there subjected to a high temperature. While in this oven chemicals are added to help separate the fibres and to take any brittleness from the finished product. Out of the oven, mixed with water, it flows, and is identical with the " mechanical pulp " in appearance. The best wood paper is made from the latter kind of pulp, but unfortunate- ly it takes twice as much wood for " sulphide " as for " mechanical " pulp. It may be of interest here to notice that the best Canadian newsprint is made from a mixture of the two. Paper is in demand everywhere. Besides being largely em- ployed for making collars, cuffs, and other articles of dress, it is needed for making boats, pipes, and tanks for water; wheels for railway-carriages, barrels, vases, milk-bottles, straw-hats, into hich no straw enters, clothing, handkerchiefs, and even bells and cannons. Thousands of tons of paper are used for printing newspapers and periodicals. The Ashburian 31 James, John, Skeleton, Gordon, Townsend, Joseph, Mc, I(v)an, Took great care of their cricket bats, Though they were only eleven. James John said to his cricket-bat, Said to it, ' ' Listen, you ought To never play crooked to anything straight, Unless it should pitch very short. " James John Skeleton ' s cricket-bat. New and oily and bright, James John Skeleton ' s cricket-bat Played out crooked in spite; Though James John had said to it often. Said to it clearly, " I beg That you never play cross to a good length ball Unless it should pitch on the leg. " King Casey gave out a notice : " Take good warning by this: James John Skeleton ' s cricket-bat ' s Giving the leather a miss. Last seen hitting out wildly. Meaning to give such a thump ; But the shoulders drew back, and the bat went across ; Now just look at the stump. " James John Skeleton ' s wickets Are certainly looking absurd. King Pat said he was sorry ; So did the Thundering Herd. For James John had said to his cricket-bat, Said to it plainly, had he, " You mustn ' t go swinging across the ball; That ' s only done on the tee. " H. K. C. Ilie Aslil) avian 33 CONTEMPORARIES. We acknowledge with thanks the receipt of the following Contemporaries : — College Times, U.C.C.; B.CjS. Magazine; Argus; Trinity Col- lege School Record; R.M.C. Review; Western Canada College Magaz ' ne; High School of Quebec Magazine; King ' s College School Magazine, Windsor; Beaver Log; L.C.C. 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Cup 21 Intermediate Football 22 Junior Football 23 Soccer 24 Cross-country Run 25 Cadet Corps Notes 25 Salvete and Valete 26 Training 28 An Ashbury Drama 29 Old Boys News 32 Letter from an Old Boy 37 Jokes 40 A Prize Competition 42 Contemporaries 42 Autograph Page 43 APSLEY HALL PRIVATE HOTEL IN RESIDENTIAL DISTRICT Limited Accommodation for permanent or transient guests 188 METCALFE STREET OTTAWA LUMBER AND MILLWORK We can supply the Lumber, Doors, Frames and Finish for Your attractive homes. You , will find our prices right and Service our service the best. Any Kind of Lumber in any Quantity D. Kemp Edwards, Limited. Orders Office I Phone Sherwood 4064 Phone Sherwood 4065 f 25 Bayswater Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario. I W. J. 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Sparks Elgin Streets rororoo]] fflfiiiiiiiii nwM umj eodo roiiii CONTENTS Page School Notes 1 Memorial Wing Fund 3 The School Dance 4 The School Concert 4 Soccer, 1924 5 Hockey, 1925 6 Hockey Characters 7 First Team Matches 8 Second Team Matches 12 Bolshevik Hockey 13 Intermediate Hockey 15 Junior Hockey 16 Colour Games 17 Skiing 17 Boxing. . . 17 Badminton 18 Rowing 19 Cricket, 1925 20 Shooting 21 Old Boys 22 Library Notes 22 Form Notes 23 ' ' Mosquitoes " 28 ' ' Collapse " . 30 Ashburian Competition 32 " The Lump in the Dessert " 32 Jokes Column 34 " The Ikmik " . 39 Contemporaries 40 Authograph Page , , , 41 Editors R. Eakin, R. Gault Advertising Manager and Treasurer Mr. W. H. Hewitt SCHOOL NOTES We have to record especially good results obtained bv Ash- bury boys at last June ' s McGill Matriculation Exams. Fifteen candidates from Ashbury wrote on these examinations, and twelye of that number obtained their full Matriculation, the first seven obtaining a general average of over 70%. One boy, who was a candidate for R.M.C., failed slightly in one subject, but was ad- mitted on account of his good work in Mathematics. Two other boys failed to obtain the required general average of 60%, but took one or two supplementary exams, in September, and are now at MoGill. Hence, of the fifteen boys who wrote on the examina- tion, all have obtained their objectives. 0 — — We heartily congratulate Carleton Craig, who at last June ' s MoGill Matriculation won two Exhibitions, that given by the Ot- tawa Valley Graduates Association worth $75.00, and also one of the three MacDonald Scholarships given to candidates who re- side outside of the Island of Montreal, and worth $150.00.. We believe that this successful entrance to the University on the part of Craig is the pledge of a brilliant course there, and we offer him our very best wishes for his continued success. 0 We welcome to the Staff our three new Masters, who joined us from England, last September. Mr. N. Baumann, B. A.., who was educated at Winchester and at Christ ' s College, Cambridge, has had three years experience in teaching on this side of the Atlantic : two years at Brentwood School, B.C., and one year at Repton, New York. We feel sure that the good reputation as a Schoolmaster he has already won, will be more than maintained at Ashbury. 2 The Ashburian Mr. B. May J B. A., of Hertford iGrammar School and of Down- ing College, Cambridge, won his blue in Soccer at the University and was also a Member of his College Cricket Eleven. Before joining ns, he was for three years an Assistant Master at Lydgate House, Hunstanton, a well-known English Prep. School. Mr. May is an all round Athlete, and when he has mastered the, to him, new regulations of Canadian Rugby and of Hockey, he will prove a great help to us in our Sports. Mr. G. Benson, B.A., of Merchant Taylor ' s iSchool, and late Scholar of Jesus College, Cambridge, comes to us with an excel- lent record of scientific achievement, and is proving a valuable Assistant in the Science Lab. I. To all three we offer our best wishes for their success and happiness amongst us. ■ ' 0 Early in the term the Choir was reorganized with lir. Myers as Choir-Master and Organist. Already there is a most ' iharked improvement in the singing, and the Choir is doing ex- cellent work. We are very fortunate in having the services of Mr. Myers, to whose ability and able teaching the improvement in the choir is entirely due. We offer him our congratulations and our sincere thanks. 0 During the Summer our Kitchen premises have been enlarged ' and reconstructed, and we have now a thoroughly modern and sanitary cooking establishment, with ample Pantry and Store room accommodation. There has been installed also a very complete jrefrigerator plant so that we now make our own ice. The heart .of our esteemed Housekeeper must surely rejoice at the changed conditions. 0 Through the kind generosity of some of the Montreal parents, Mr. P. Cowans, Dr. D. W. MacKenzie, Mr. Ross McMaster, and Mr. Mathias, a very great improvement has been made in the School building by the laying of the best type of Battleship Lino- leum on the floors of all the upstairs passages, and of those bed- brooms of which the floors are cement. Besides greatly improving t ' the look of the passages and rooms, the new floors are very much vfWarmer and more comfortable, and by removing a possible source The Ashburian 3 of ' taking cold. " should also add to the general healthfulnes s of the School. Our sincere thanks are tendered to those gentlemeji who have given the School so useful and handsome a present, and we hope the example set by them will be followed by other well- wishers of the School, and that other useful and needed improve- ments or additions to our equipment may materialize. 0 The sincere thanks of the School are tendered tf) Mr. A. B. Evans of Montreal, one of our Governors, for his hand- some gift of a new " door to the ' Main Entrance at the back of the front hall. The old door was in rather a shabby condition and the new one greatly improves the appearance of the building. Mr. Evans, also, is setting an example which is worthy of being followed by other friends and supporters of Ashbury. ' 0 On Tuesday, September 20th, our genial and always popular President, Colonel Woods, paid us one of his welcome visits. In his address he congratulated the School upon the results in the recently held McGrill Matriculation, he gave a warm welcome to the new Masters and. new boys, and urged the latter to see to it that they tried to live up the traditions and ideals of Ashbury. He asked the Head for a half -holiday, which was given on that afternoon. — — 0 Fareivell to His Excellency the Governor General. On Friday, Sept. 24th, the whole School took part in a very interesting ce- remony at which the Freedom of the Village of Rockcliffe was conferred upon His Excellency, Baron Byng of Vimy. All the Schools in the Rockcliffe district were present, and each member of these had the privilege of personally shaking hands with the Governor General and with Lady Byng. At the conclusion of the ceremony, His Excellency asked that a half -holiday be granted to all the Schools on the follow ' ng afternoon. Ashbury says farewell to Their Excellencies with genuine re- gret. Their Excellencies were true friends of the S3hool, and hardly a day passed, when they were in residence at Rideau Hall, that some of us did not meet them walking in Rockcl ' ffe, and there was always a friendly and cheering word in response to the hand raised to the cap. We wish them both every possible happiness. 4 The Ashburian The .sincere thanks of the School are tendered to Mrs. James Wilson, 425 Argyle Avenue, Montreal, for her very handsome gift to the Liibrary of a set of the new Encyclopedia Britannica. The Library has for some time past been anxious to secure this set; but the finances at the disposal of the Committee were not sufficient to incur the expense. Now, thanks to the generosity of Mrs. Wilson, our need has been supplied; and the new set will prove a most useful addition to our bookshelves, and will be thor- oughly appreciated by us all. 0- On October 19th. we had the pleasure of a visit from Dr. Robins, Bishop of Athabasca. He addressed the School during the last period of the afternoon, and won the attention and interest of lis all b} his description of the large diocese of wh " ch he has charge and of the wonderful prospects which that part of Canada offers as a home for sturdy and hard working immigrants. We hope we may be honoured with another v:sit from the Bishop when he next comes to this part of the world. — — 0 Oui ' course of Saturday- Even ' ng Lectures that are held each year during the Winter months, was opened on Saturday, No- vember 13th, with an illustrated lecture on " The Shores of the Mediterranean " by Dr. Ami, the noted geologist and traveller. Dr. Ami, with the aid of some very beautiful slides, took us rapid- ly through Italy and Sicily, and then devoted the balance of his lecture to a most interesting talk on Egypt. The Doctor has pro- mised, if possible, to come to us again on some Saturday Evening after C hristmas and to take us through Palestine. G. P. W. J. Irvin has been elected Captain of iFIockey, and J. Fauquier Vice-Captain. (J. Boucher, of Senatorial fame, has i)romised to give as much ;is.si.st;niee as he can with the Hockey Team. Practices began on November 3rd. 0 To reward keenness in junior games it has been decided to give colours to members of the Intermediate and Junior Teams. The Ashburian 5 We offer our heartiest congratulations to Ken Tremaine on his successes with the R.M.C. Football Team. Besides playing some wonderful games himself and kicking with great distinction he has been coaching the squad and is responsible for a large pro- portion of its success. Clarke, Gobeil, Higgins and Stanfield have been playino ' on the R.M.C. Second Team. The Prefects this year are: J. Fauquier (Head), B. Carswell, F. Mackenzie, R. Eakin, G. Challies, R. Gault, H. Marler, R. Mickles; and J. Irvin (Day-boy). CADET CORPS INSPECTION AND GYMNASTIC EXHIBITION. Our Annual Field Day was held on May 10th. At 11 A.M. Major General MacBrien, Chief of Staff, accompanied by Capt. V. Heron, District Cadet Officer, inspected the Cadet Corps, which, thanks to the good work of Sgt. Major Stone, made a most creditable showing and w on the praise of the Inspecting Officer. At 3 P.M. a Gymnastic Display was given in the Gym, at which General MacBrien was again present and gave us a stirring address. The work done by the boys was exceptionally good, and their thorough and excellent training was evident, both from their general physical appearance, and from the smart and efficient manner in which they went through their various exercises. A large number of parents and of friends was present at both func- tions. -0- -0- 6 The Ashburian THE SPORTS RESULTS. (June 1926) Senior Events. 100 Yards Open — 1. J. Fauquier ' ; 2. J. Irvin. 11 3-5 sees. 440 Yards Open — 1. J. Fauquier; 2. J. Irvin. 62 sees. Long Jump Open — 1. J. Fauquier; 2. J. Irvin. 17 ft. 6. ins. High Jump Open— 1. D. Mackenzie; 2. T. Cann. 4 ft. 91 2 ins. Hurdles — 1. J. Irvin; 2. J. Fauquier. 17 sees. 220 Yards Open— 1. J. Fauquier; 2. R. Mickles. 27 2-5 sees. 880 Yards Handicap— 1. J. Graham; 2. J. Brodie; 3. F. Mac- kenzie. 2 min. 22 sees. (School Record). Throwing the Cricket Ball— 1. H. Skelton; 2. R. McMaster. 94 yds. Relay Race— White Team (T. Cann, J. Ewart, P. Smellie, M. Johnston). Obstacle Race — 1. A. Macphail; 2. J. Irvin. Old Boys ' Race— 1. J. Currier; 2. C. Camsell. 12 2-5 sees. High Jump— 1. K. Mackenzie; 2. S. Gamble. 4 ft. 4% ins. 440 Yards Handicap — 1. S. Gamble; 2. K. Mackenzie. 65 2-5 sees. 100 Yards— 1. S. Gamble; 2. F. Carling. 12 3-5 sees. 100 Yards— 1. B. O ' Brien; 2. R. Powell. 14 3-5 sees. 220 Yards Handicap— 1. B. O ' Brien; 2. G. Perodeau. 32 2-5 sees. High Jump— 1. G. Perodeau; 2. J. MacBrien. 4 ft. 01 2 ins. O ' bstacle Race — 1. G. Perodeau; 2. R. Powell. 100 Yards Handicap (Form II)— 1. J. Davidson; 2. P. Wilson. 14 2-5 sees. Intermediate Events. Junior Events. The Ashhurian 7 PRIZE LISTS. General Proficiency. VL— 1. C. Craig; 2. J. Cameron; 3. P. Bogert. VB.— 1. F. Mackenzie; 2. W. Eakin; 3. G. Moffat; Special: G. Challies. VA.— 1. J. Minnes ; 2. C. Hart ; 3. A. Clarke. IVC— 1. K. Mackenzie; 2. C. Eliot; 3. S. Gamble; 4. J. Guthrie. IVB.— 1. F. Macorquodale; 2. R. Powell; 3. C. Evans. IVA.— 1. R. Wodehouse; 2. W. Bell; 3. J. Rowley. III.— 1. R. Southam; 2. G. Wodehouse. II.— 1. J. Davidson; 2. P. Wilson. Special Prizes. Governor General ' s Medal — C. Craig. Nelson Shield — T. May bur ry. Southam Cup — R. McMaster. Humphrey Essay Prize — H. Millen. Humphrey Prize for best short story — H. Millen. Special Music Prize — R. Gault. Sports Challenge Cups. Fleming Cup (iSenior Sports) — J. Fauquier. Stanley Wright Cup (Intermediate Sports) — S. Gamble. Aylwin Cup (Junior Sports) — B. O ' Brien and G. Perodeau. Beardmore Cup (880 Yards Open) — J. Graham (2 min. 20 sees. School Record). Relay Shield— White Team. Cricket Prizes. First Eleven Batting Average — T. Cann. First Eleven Bowling Average — J. S. Oppe. Most improved cricketer — J. Minnes. Intermediate Batting — L. Mickles. Intermediate Bowling — W. Hu mphrey. Junior Cricket — D. Fauquier. Tennis Prizes. Senior Singles (Wiggins Cup) — J. S. H. Arnold. Senior Doubles — R. Webster and J. W. Ross. Intermediate Doubles — T. Cann and G. Southam. Junior Doubles — D. Fauquier and J. Bassett. Boxing Prizes. Senior Heavyweights — J. Irvin. Senior Lightweights — J. Ritchie. Intermediate Heavyweights — W. Eakin. Intermediate Lightweights — B. Gilmour. Junior Heavyweights — A. Fauquier. Junior Lightweights— S. Kelly. 8 The Ashburian FIRST ELEVEN AVERAGES, 1926. Batting. No. of Times Runs Highest Average Innings not out score Cann I . . . 13 0 203 46 15.6 Oppe I . . . 7 1 87 40 14.5 S out ham I . 13 0 174 f 60 13.3 Fauquier I . . 13 2 121 31 11 Ritchie I . . 14 0 141 44 10 Irvin . . . . 12 0 100 28 8.3 McMaster . . 12 3 73 21 8.1 Skelton . . . 13 1 94 33 7.8 Dewar . . . 12 0 70 20 5.8 Oppe II . . 11 1 52 21 5.2 Ross I. . . . 6 0 29 9 4.8 Mackenzie I . 10 4 28 19 4.7 Minnes . . . . 9 0 25 12 2.8 Bowling. Number of overs Euna Wickets Average Cann I 62 174 24 7.2 Oppe II 166 553 62 8.9 Fauquier I 165 427 41 10.4 Dewar 21.5 97 9 10.7 Irvin 29 93 5 18.6 The Ashburian 9 CHARACTERS OF THE ELEVEN. Fauquier I (Capt.) A medium fast, right hand bowler, close second in the averages. Is difficult to score off, but needs good slip fielding if he is to get many wickets. By close study he improved his batting greatly and became one of the most reliable bats in the team. His ground fielding is good, but his catching uncertain. A keen captain with good judgment. Ritchie I. A strong and aggressive bat who started the season well but failed to live up to his promise, chiefly through not taking sufficient care over the details of his strokes. A fair point field, and a substitute wick- et keeper. Cann I. Top of the batting averages. Has a sound defence and scores fast, mainly on the leg. Pulls every short ball and can drive a half volley, but he is weak on the off and loses a lot of runs through not having mastered the cut stroke. A useful change bowler with a na- . , . .. tural leg break. With more control of length he will be very effective. A fine all round fielder. Oppe II. Top of the bowling averages. A slow off -break bowler who keeps an excellent length, changes his pace with judgment and does not mind being hit. Has the makings of a batsman, but still lack strength and courage. A fair field in slip, but nowhere else. Ross I. A fair defensive bat and a change bowler, but he was only at school a few weeks. MiNNES. Promoted from the intermediate to be senior wicket- keeper, he turned out to be the find of the season. He let very few byes and improved steadily in stumping and catching. He will develop into a good bat in time, but was too busy learning his other duties to make much of batting this year. SouTHAM I. A finished and stylish bat with good strokes all round the wicket. At present he scores very slowly, partly from lack of strength, partly from stepp ' ng too soon when he plays forward. In some of his strokes he is inclined to sacrifice soundness for the sake of a grace- ful flourish. An excellent fielder in any pos ' tion. 10 The AshJ)urian Dewar.. a left hand bat who scores slowly but is very diffi- cult to dislodge. His grounding is sound and he should be able to improve rapidly. A fair field. Irvin. An unconventional bat who can punish loose bowling and is liable to make runs when they are most need- ed. A fair change bowler and a greatly improved field. Gppe I. A bat who improved greatly towards the end of the season. He makes good use of his long reach and puts a lot of power into his strokes, but is rather slow and unadaptable. A good catch but an erratic ground field. Skelton. Owed his place on the team to his beautiful fielding and catching. He can hit hard but has not yet learnt to keep a straight bat. McMaster. a clumsy bat, but he could hit hard and made several unexpected stands. An excellent fielder who did a tremendous amount of work on the long boundary. Mackenzie I. A hitter who trusts to nothing but eye and sometimes sends the best balls to the square leg boundary. A good catch and fair ground field., H. K. C. 0 ASHBURY VS. CHRIST CH JUNE ASHBUEY OOLLEaE Southam I, b. Hobbs 0 Cann, C. Goodie, b.WMte 0 Eitc ' hie, Ibw, b.Wfhite 2 Dewar, b.Medland.. 3 Fauquier, c. -Shorter, b. Hobbs.... 1 Irvin, b. Hobbs 2 Skelton, c. Hobbs, b. White 9 Oppe I, not out 40 McMaster, b.Medland 0 Oppe II, e. Goodie, b.iSutelifee. ... 2 Mackenzie, Ibw, b.Sutcliffe 5 Extras 5 TOTAL 69 JRCH CATHEDRAL C. C. 9TH. c.c.c.c.c. Sutcliffe, c. Southam, b.Oppe -3 Brodie, b. Fauquier 9 Worsley, c.Southaim, b.Oppe..... 0 Hitchman, run out 1 Hobbs, c. McMaster, b.Oppe 18 Eraser, b.Oppe 5 Medland, not out 23 White, c. Irvin, b.Oppe 2 Mitchell, b. Fauquier 13 Shorter, c. Oppe I, b.Gann 9 Goodie, b.Oppe 5 Extras 2 TOTAL 90 The Ashburian ASHBURY COLLEGE JUNE ASHBURY COLLEGE Southam, run out .60 Cann, c. Southam, b.Bonnar 10 Ritchie, b. Wright 4 Fauquier, c b. Wright 4 Irvin, b . Wright 6 Oppe I, c . Southam, b . Wright .... 13 Skelton, c b . Cassels 2 Oppe II, c.iSmellie, b. Wright 4 McMaster, not out 19 Mackenzie, b. Cassels 0 Minnes, Ibw, b. Cassels 0 Extras 4 TOTAL 126 -0- VS. THE FATHERS. 12TH. THE FATHERS Mr. Cassels, c. Irvin, b.Oppe 29 Mr.Bonnar, b.Oppe 12 Mr. Wright, c. McMaster, b. Cann. 26 Mr.Bogert, c. Irvin, b.Oppe G Mr. Guthrie, c. Skelton, b.Oppe.. 9 Mr. Southam, run out 14 Mr. McMaster, c b. Cann Q Mr.iSmellie, b.Oppe 0 Mr.Dewar, c.Cann, b.Oppe 0 Mr. Baldwin, b.Oann Q Mr. Wilson, not out 0 Mr.Bassett, c. Skelton, b.Can.n.. 0 Extras 3 TOTAL. 93 SECOND ELEVEN. Owing to the rapidly increasing keenness shown throughout the school for cricket, it was decided to start a second eleven this year. The experiment proved a great success, and, although we were only able to arrange two matches, the experience gained in these and in games with the first eleven, should be of considerable value in the future. Next year we hope to have a longer fixture list. The results of the matches played were: Sat. May 29th. Ashbury 49. Christ Church 2nd. 93. Wed. June 9th. Ashbury 86 for 6 (declared). Col. Mathews ' XI 61. Bowman captained the side and set a very good example of keenness. As a bat, he was unreliable, but he and J. Wilson, who shared the brunt of the attack, both bowled cons " stently well. The best bats on the side were Wilson, MadBrien, Smellie, and Beard- more. They all play with a straight bat, and are developing a variety of good strokes. With more confidence, which can only be gained by practice and experience, they should all make good cricketers, especially the two latter who were very young for a 12 The Ashburian second eleven. MacBrien and Smellie made a very sound first pair ; although their individual scores were not big, they played the right game, and by good cricket wore down our opponents bowling which the less orthodox bats were then able to take advantage of. Gilmour and Fauquier III were the most successful of the hitters. Gault, from whom we expected " sixes " , disappointed as a bat, but his fielding was of a very high class. Our change bowlers, Fauquier and Guthrie, must concentrate on getting a length and let speed develop naturally. On occasions they both bowled well. Humphrey, who came into the team late, shows considerable pro- mise as a bat and bowler. •Smellie became a very reliable wicket-keeper, and with the fielding as a whole good and keen very few runs were thrown away. J. E. P. 0 INTERMEDIATE CRICKET. Though the actual results of the games played are not flatter- ing, yet the season was not unsuccessful. The chief weakness was, as last year, in batting. There was no one who could relied upon to make runs consistently, and those who came off on most occasions were the unconventional hitters. This is in one way excellent, for the ability to hit a ball hard in any way whatever is quite as enjoyable as the ability to stay in for a long time returning balls gently to the bowler or to mid-off in unimpeachable style. Cricket is not a game for old women and the physically deficient, but it is certainly necessary for the wildest hitter to have some defence for the really good ball. Consequently most of the averages were low. Mickles II won the batting prize. He has improved a great deal, and when ge gets rid of certain fatal faults, he should be a good all-round batsman. Humphrey II, MacBrien II, Robinson and Bonnar show good promise, without having enjoyed much success. Scott and Mackenzie II were the best of the " hit-or- miss " society, and both these made some good scores. Among the bowlers Humphrey II was far outstanding. He can bowl a good length ball ; he can give a spin to it; he changes his pace; and he uses his head. Next year he should do some damage among the Seniors. Kelly can bowl some very good balls, mingled, unfortunately, with some atrocious ones. If he concen- trates a little more on the game, he should become less erratic. Bonnar will be a good bowler with more practice. The Ashburian 13 The fielding was, usual, adequate. Mickles II made a sound, and rapidly-improving, wicket-keeper. The team played ' ' The Gentlemen of Rockcliffe " on May 24th. Ashbury made 48, with Humphrey scoring 13; the Gentle- men replied with 117. Humphrey and Kelly took five wickets apiece. Of the game with Lower Canada the less said the better. We got them out for 65, Humphrey, Fauquier II and Bonnar taking three wickets each. When we went in, we were confronted by two very slow bowlers who were careful beyond everything else of their length. The slowness and length of their balls, which was a new experience to the team, completely demoralized them, and they could only get together 29 runs. A most dismal afternoon! H. K. 0 JUNIOR CRICKET. Games were played on every possible occasion, and the keen- ness shown was very gratifying. Most of the Juniors were too small to make many runs, but if they have learnt to play with a straight bat, to run between the wickets, and to field keenly, they are well on the road to becoming good ericketers. Evans, Fensom, and Southam IV all show promise with the bat and ball. Fauquier III stood out as a bowler. He keeps a good length, and has a natural break. He should make a useful medium bowler if he does not try to bowl fast and so lose his length. Two games were played between some Juniors, strengthened by young members of the S econd Eleven, and the Intermediates. The first was won by the Intermediates, the second by the scratch side by 2 runs after declaring their second innings. Fauquier II was the most successful bowler in these games. J. R. P. 0 14 The Ashhurian ' TENNIS, 1926. Tennis was more popular than CA er this summer; almost every boy in the school was seen on the courts during the term. In consequence the various tournaments had a large number of entries ; and the following were the results : Senior Singles Finals (Open) — J. Arnold beat G. Southam. Senior Doubles Finals (Handicap) — J. Ross and R. Webster beat C. Hart and J. Oppe. Intermediate Doubles (Handicap) — T. Cann and G. Southam beat J. Ewart and G. Gushing. Junior Doubles (Handicap)— J. Bassett and D. Fauquier beat R.Davidson and H.Nortli. All the finals were closely contested matches, and many of the other games were a source of keen interest to the spectators. Many boys brought their racquets back with them after the holidays, and play continued until the snow came. A team consisting of Southam, Bowman, Marler, Duguid played against Ottawa University, but found them too strong. Nevertheless they put up a very good game, and will be mucli better next year. H. F. W, J THE A U D I TO R I U M j I — HOME OF — I I OTTAWA SENATORS I I AND I I ASHBURY COLLEGE | I HOCKEY TEAMS | I CLARE M. BRUNTON, Manager. | The Ashburian The Inter-school Race was rowed the Saturday after school closed, over the half-mile course of the Ottawa Rowing Club. It was fortunate that all the members of the crew were remaining in Ottawa. The day was windy, and the water was decidedly choppy. Ashbury drew the outer course. There were three other crews in the race — one from Glebe Collegiate and the other two from Lisgar Collegiate. The Glebe crew won by a length over Ashbury, whilst the Lisgar erew brought up the rear. The fol- lowing formed the Ashbury crew: — It is rumoured that Mr. Benson is a devotee of rowing and that he is going to lend a helping hand this year. Last year com- paratively few of the fellows took up rowing, and consequently we were unable to enter a heavy crew. This year we hope that the tale will be a d ' fferent one, and that we shall have no reason to complain of lack of material. W . R . E . Nelson Porter (Capt.) Pat Bogert George Drummond Billy Eakin Stroke No. 2 No. 3 Bow 16 The Ashburian We have had a disappointing season this year. To begin with, a team had to be made out of very inexper- ienced material — Irvin, the two flying wings, and one linesman, who played as a spare last year, were our only old colours; the average age of the team was 16 years and a half, with four players of 15. And then, to shape this material into a competent team, we had to find a coach, which is always a difficulty. Jess Ketchum did his best, but he was very busy, and could give us little time. George Boucher gave us two valuable days before the L.C.C. game, but his assistance came too late. What he succeeded in doing only increased our regrets that he could not find the time to take the job on from the start. The most depressing feature was that the right material was there individually. We had one practice game with Nepean High School at the beginning of the term, when the team showed that given the occasion it could sweep aside all opposition, and one or two of the Old Boys ' games showed the same thing. Yet in our two big games (a return game with L.C.C. could not be arranged this year, owing to the length of their fixture list) we failed to rise to the occasion. B.C.S. beat us by 22 to 6. We were disheartened at the outset by Eakin not being allowed The Aslibiirian 17 by the doctor to play; and the line was certainly no match for the effective interference and well-worked plays of our opponents. Almost the only bright spot was Cann ' s touchdown from an on- side kick, a brilliant piece of opportunism. No one did himself justice on that day, and we hoped for better things when we met L.C.C. here. But it was the same thing again. The team lacked the neces- sary polish, and after a promising start we were beaten by 13 to 3. We were worried a good deal by L.C.C. ' s systematic in- terference; and further Irvin had an off-day in kicking, and both he and Cann found that a new ball in a gusty wind is difficult to hold. The team depended rather too much, perhaps, on Irv ' n, and, when he found himself unable to make his usual number of yards in an open field, became disheartened. Cann combined well with him, and they both played some splendid games, though Cann was sometimes troubled with a damaged knee. At flying wing Cars- well and Fauquier were always reliable, both as tacklers and ball- carriers, Carsweirs tackling in particular being a sheer pleasure to watch. Macphail and Minnes as outsides played sound games, and Macphail sometimes made an effective half. In the line Mac- kenzie I and Eakin were the hardest workers. Bates II joined the team as snap before the L. C. C. game; though he came straight up from the Intermediates, he played admirably, and showed his ability to break through and make a good tackle at every oppor- tunity. The tackling as a whole was a decidedly weak feature. Too much work was left to the flying wings and one or two others ; and too many players were content with turning their backs to an on-coming ball-carrier in the hope that he would trip over them, or else allowing themselves to be dragged along a few yards as their tackle was not low or hard enough. The Second Team were a hard-working lot, very sound in defence, but lacking speed and brilliance in attack. They were a little unlucky to be beaten by B.C.iS. seconds by 6 to 1. Gilmour, MacBrien I, Gamble, and Fauquier II are all good tacklers, and when they grow they should be really good players. Bowman at half captained the team, and ran and kicked well. Wilson was a small, but competent, quarter. The line was heavy, but clumsy. It it a pity that Carsley was not allowed to play earlier in the sea- son, as he has improved a great deal. Mackenzie II always turned in a good game, whether he played for the first or second teams. H. K. The Aslibtirian 19 FOOTBALL CHARACTERS. J. Fauquier. Flying- Wing ' . Third year on the team. A good tackl , and a sound ball-carrier. B. Carswell. Flying Wing. Second year on the team. An ex- ceptionally good tackle. Carried the ball well, and made many yards. F. Mackenzie. Left Middle. Second year on the team. A good tackle, and very good at holding the line. R. Eakin. Right Middle. First year on the team. A good line-plunger, and a very useful tackier. Always worked hard. T. Cann. Right half. First year on the team. Combined well with Irvin. A very fa t runner, and a good ball-carrier. A. Macphail. Left Outside. First year on the team. A good ball-carrier and a good tackle, who has improved a great deal since last year. J. MiNNES. Right Outside. First year on the team. A fast runner and a good tackle. Got down on kicks well. R. Gault. Left Inside. First year on the team. A fair tackle. Good at holding the line, but an uncertain ball- carrier. J. Guthrie. Right Iruside. First year on the team. A very useful line-plunger, and a good tackle, but a little slow and clumsy. L. Bates. Snap. First year on the team. A very good tackle who broke through the line well. Should be of very great use next year. R. Mickles. Quarter-back. First year on the team. Filled his position well, but his tackling is very weak. K. Mackenzie. Spare I ' nesman. First year on the team. A very keen line-player, and a good tackle. With more weight, he should be very good next year. J. Irvin. Captain. Left half. Second year on the team. A very good broken-field runner, who is hard to stop. His kicking was good, but not accurate enough. A good and energetic captain. 20 The Ashhurian ASHBURY VS. B.C.S. Played on the 18th of October, at the M.A.A.A. groimds in Westmount. The Bishops team was somewhat heavier than Ashbury, and their line plunging was very effective; while Ashbury starred on end runs and were superior in their catching and kicking. In the first quarter there was no score, but in the first few minutes of the second period Blinco made a touch for B.C.S. which was converted. Soon after this touch Cann made the most spectacular run of the day, catching an onside kick and running half the field for a touch. In the same quarter Irvin kicked a rouge. The game ended in a decided victory for Bishops who won by a score of 22 to 6. The line-up was as follows: — B.C.S. Ashhury. Blinco Cann Puller Halves Irvin Rankin Fauquier Johnston Flying- wing Carswell Grant Quarter Mickles Short Snap Graham McNeil Insides Guthrie Drury Gault Neil Middles. F. Mackenzie Baggan K. Mackenzie Dobell Outsides Maephail Sano-ster Minnes Tlie Ashhurian 21 ASHBURY VS. LOWER CANADA COLLEGE. This game was played on Saturday, October 23rd, on the Ashbury ground. Ashbury started off well, and two points kicked by Irvin put us ahead at the end of the first quarter. However the more finish- ed plays and scientific interference of L.C.C. soon began to tell. Besides that, Ashbury were fumbling the ball a good deal, and Irvin ' s kicks were not finding their usual length. Mistakes were costly, and the final score against us was 13 to 3. The line-ups were : — Lower Canada. Ashbury. F. White T. Cann Clemens Halves J. Irvin Webster J . Fauqui er D. White Fly ing-wing B. Carswell SomervilLe Quarter R. Mickles Anthes Snap L. Bates Glasse Insides J. Guthrie Hanna. R. Gault McDougal Middles R. Eakin Irwin F. Mackenzie Johnston Outsides A. Macphail Mitayer J. Minnes THE G. P. CUP. The School won the G. P. Cup this year by defeating the Old Boys in three of the four games played. For the first two games only a weak Old Boys ' side could be mustered, and plentiful use was made of the first team spares . Ashbury successfully won the first, but in the second there was an even game until Currier, profitably camouflaged in a school sweater, intercepted a pass and scored a touch-down. 22 The Ashhurian For the last two games the Old Boys got together stronger teams. However the School team was at the top of their form , and succeeded in winning both fairly decisively, though they were aided a good deal by the breaks coming their way. The scores were : — Ashbury. Old] October 1 11 0 Oetober 7 2 6 October 15. 22 ,7 October 29 13 6 0 INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL. The Intermediate Team played four matches this year three against a team composed mainly of boys who had been at the Normal Model iSchool, and one against a small team from Ottawa University Juniors. Of the first three we won two (27 to 10, and 31 to 12), and lost one (17 to 18). They were keen and good games, and enjoyed by both sides. In the game with Ottawa University, after reducing the weight of our team to meet their requirements, we were beaten by 31 to 10, their speed and the weakness of our tackling enabling them to cross our line several times. The team consisted of : Wilson I ( Quarter and captain) ; Craig, Smellie (Halves) ; Robinson, Kelly (Flying wings) ; Hen- derson, MacBrien II (Outsides) ; Humphrey II (Snap) ; Taillori, Beardmore (Insides) ; Brodie I, Ewart (Middles). Mickles II and Rowley I also played. The team was well-balanced on the whole, though the back- field showed more ability than the line. Though Wilson was on the Senior Practice, his weight allowed to play with the Inter- mediates, and his intelligent work at quarter was of the greatest assistance to the team. Craig and Smellie were the halves: Craig is a good runner with a long stride who should be really good when he improves his knowledge of the game, and Smellie is a determined ball-carrier. Mickles played either quarter or half; he is a sure catch and a good runner, but he was handicapped by damaging his arm at the beginning of the season. In Henderson The Ashbunan 23 who came up from the Junior Intermediates, we found a fast outside who rejoiced in making a hard tackle, and did it well. MacBrien II, Robinson and Kelly, though small, are all good tacklers. Brodie and Ewart were the best of the line. Colours have been given to Wilson I, Mickles II, Brodie I, Henderson, Craig, Ewart, Humphrey II, Smellie, and MacBrien II. H. K. 0 JUNIOR FOOTBALL. For the second year in succession we can congratulate our- selves on not being defeated. Three matches were played against the Model School. The first match played on Thursday, October 30th, was won by Ashbury 27-7. Touches were scored by Perodeau (3), and Smellie (2), both of whom combined and ran well. Fauquier III and Hart III, who had not played football before this year, turned in particularly good games. They got down on the kicks, and rarely failed to bring their men down by hard, low tackling. On October 11th, we again beat The Model 17-12, Thomas, Perodeau and Smellie scoring. On October 18th, after a very evenly contested game, we once more came out winners 7-5. MacBrien II scored our touch which he converted. He also kicked the other point. Snow was falling throughout the game which made the ball very difficult to handle. Under these circumstances Smellie ' s catching was notable for its consistency. The team was: Smellie, capt. ; MacBrien II, Rowley I, Fau- quier III, Elwood, Perodeau, Evans, Guthrie II, Thomas, Hart III, Powell I, Fenson, and Garland II spare. One great improvement over last year was that every member of the team took his share in the game and did not leave all the work to four or five players, a spirit which seems to be prevalent in other Ashbury teams. Smellie was an energetic and keen captain, whose very sound tackling, running and catching were of the utmost value in keep- ing the team together and giving it confidence. MacBrien learnt to work his plays well and was always on the spot both in attack and defence. Rowley, rather unwieldy as a runner, never failed to bring his man down hard and in the right way. Fauquier III and Elwood as wings got down on the kicks well, and the larger the opponent the harder he came down. Evans made a reliable snap and worked indefatigably. 24 The Ashburian On OctolDer 28th, a much smaller team played the Roc kcliffe Public School. Captained by MacBrien II, who scored all the touches, Ashbury won 20-2. Next year we shall no longer have Smellie, MacBrien and Rowley, who though Senior Intermediates this year, were owing to their age eligible to play. They have always set an excellent example of the way in which football should be played, and if those coming on follow that example and live up to their present promise, we should again have a good side. The most promising of younger Juniors are Southam III, MacBrien III, Powell II, Wodehouse II, and Davidson II. In order further to encourage keenness it has been decided to award colours to members of the Junior team who by their play and all-round keenness deserve some recognition. Colours this term have been awarded to Smellie, MacBrien II, Rowley I, Fau- quier III, Elwood, and Perodeau. J.R.P. 0 SOCCER, 1926. Although we have had a very short season, our soccer has been quite a success. In addition to our inter-colour matches we were able to renew the fixture with St. Alban ' s School. P " ractice games were started immediately after Thanksgiving, and we were able to get together a fairly good side for the St. Alban ' s game. The following was the team: Grant (goal) ; Mac- kenzie II, Guthrie I (backs) ; Fauquier II, Fauquier I, Southam I (halves); Cann I, Oppe, Irvin, Ross, Carswell (forwards). The match was played on our ground on Saturday, November 20th. The conditions were all against good football, the ball being heavy and slippery. Nevertheless, it was a very keen game. St. Alban ' s were a heavy, bustling side, but, during the first half, we had most of the play, and were unlucky in not scoring on more than one occasion. During the second half the play dete- riorated, and our goal had several narrow escapes. The final score was a goalless draw — a very fair result. The result of the Colour Games was a win for Greens, who beat Whites by 1-0 after a replay, and defeated Reds in the final by the same score. In the Staff game the Masters won by two goals to none, Mr. Mav and Mr. Brodie scoring. R. M. The Ashburian 25 CROSS-COUNTRY HANDICAP RACE. This was run on Thursday, November 18th, in the morning. The course chosen was much the same as last year ' s. The weather was fine, warm, fresh, and favourable, but mud and puddles made the going " rather bad. MacBrien II won the cup, beating Brodie I by 15 seconds. Gann I and Bates then raced in, Cann getting the third place ; and Minnes and Mackenzie I followed. Brodie did the course in 23 min. 15 sec, and won the medal for the best scratch time. Both he and MacBrien ran well, and we congratulate them. The next best times were done by Minnes (24 min. 5 sec), Cann I (24 min. 10 sec), Mackenzie I (24 min. 15 sec), and Bates (25 m:n.). MacBrien s t ' me was 26 min. 25 sec. E. K. 0 CADET CORPS NOTES. The following are the appointments in the Cadet Corps for this year : — To be Company Leader J E. Fauquier, To be Platoon Leader No. 1 Platoon B. Cars well. To be Platoon Leader No. 2 Platoon J. Irvin. To be Platoon Sergeant No. 1 Platoon . . . .W. R. Eakin. To be Platoon Sergeant No. 2 Platoon . . . .R. H. Gault. To be Section Corporal No. 1 Section .N. ' Burpee. To be Section Corporal No. 2 Section R. Mickles. To be Section Corporal No. 3 Sect ' on. T. Mackenzie. To be ' Section Corporal No. 4 Section. A. Macphail. To be Signalling and Color Officer J. Graham. To be Band Sergeant H. Marler. To be Corporal i c of the Armoury . .J. T. Lafleur. 0 The ranks of the Corps are gradually increasing in number this year. There is a total of all ranks of 99, an increase of 15 on last year. S " nce the formation of the Corps, the Cadets have been having one drill period each week, but now that the bad weather has set in the drill per ' od is devoted to the new Recruits. 26 The Ashburiafi We are in a position this year to have a Morse Signalling Class, and at the time of writing the class is undergoing training to enable them to qualify in their examination, which is being held in the first week in December. We wish the candidates every success. As soon as the Morse Signalling Class is ended, we hope to start another Semaphore Class, and are looking forward to good results. 0 VALETE. J. S. H. Arnold (Johnny), April 1925-26. Football ' 25, Second Hockey ' 26, Leader of the Orchestra ' 25, Tennis Doubles ' 25, Singles ' 26. McGill. H. W. BiGGAR (Hilda) 1921-1926. M. P. BoGERT (Pat) 1922-1926. Prefect ' 25- ' 26, Rowing ' 26, Cor- poral ' 26. R. M. C. J. A. Cameron (Jim) 1921-1926. McGill. C. Craig 1923-1926. Governor General ' s Medal, Ottawa Valley Graduates ' Society Scholarship, MacDonald Scholarship. MoGill. G. A. Drummond (Drumsy) 1922-1926. Rowing ' 26, Drum-Major ' 26. McGill. D. W.Mackenzie (Dave) 1923-1926. Prefect ' 25- ' 26, Football ' 25, Cricket ' 26, Second Hockey ' 26. McGill. T. G. Mayburry (Mabe) 1922-1926. Prefect ' 24- ' 25, Captain of School " 25- ' 26, Vice-Chairman Debating Society ' 25- ' 26, Lieutenant Cadet Corps ' 26, Nelson Shield, Football ' 23- ' 24- ' 25, Captain ' 25. R. M. C. J. C. Merrett 1922-1926. McGill. H. F. McLachlin (Mac) 1921-1926. Prefect ' 25- ' 26, Football ' 22- ' 23- ' 24- ' 25, Captain Cadet Corps ' 26. R. M. C. D. R. McMaster (Doc) 1922-1926. Prefect ' 25- ' 26, Football ' 25, Second Hockey ' 26, Cricket ' 26, Southam Cup. McGill. J. S. Oppe (Steve) 1923-1926. Second Football ' 25. McGill. J. W. Ritchie (Yidd) 1921-1926. Prefect ' 25- ' 26, Cricket ' 25- ' 26, Second Hockey ' 26, Football ' 24- ' 25. R. M. C. H. J. Robertson (Roby) 1918-1926. Day Boy Prefect ' 25- ' 26, Football ' 23- ' 24- ' 25, Hockey ' 24- ' 25- ' 26, Captain ' 26. The Ashburian 27 W. G. Ross (Dick) 1922-192i6. Second Football ' 25, Cricket ' 25- ' 26. McGill. H. H. Skelton (Skelly) 1925-1926. Football ' 25, Hockey ' 26, Cricket ' 26. J. Stanfield (Jack) 1922-1926. Prefect ' 25- ' 26, Football ' 23- ' 24- ' 25, Hockey ' 26. R. M. C. H. C. MiLLEN (Flaming Corporal) 1924-1926. Football ' 25, Hoc- key ' 26, Corporal ' 26, Humphrey Essay and Story Prizes. C. G. H. Moffat (Granny) 1923-1926. ' B. P. Phelan (Ed) 1923-1926. Second Football ' 25. N. D. Porter (Nellie) 1919-1926. Lieutenant Cadet Corps ' 26, Captain Rowing ' 26, Football ' 25, Hockey ' 26. W. L. Ross (Bill) 1924-1926. Second Football ' 25. W. H. Bell (Josy) 1925-1926. E. W. Devlin (Ted) 1925-1926. J. D. SouTHAM (Johnny) 1921-1926. Second Football ' 25. R. C. Webster (Dick) 1925-1926. T. D. Grier 1923-1926. J. B. O ' Brien (Barry) 1924-1926. M. J. O ' Brien (Justin) 1924-1926. H. H. F. Rawlings, April till June 1926. -0- SALVETE. Boarders. VA. W. Hart Truro, N. S. V. P. P. Cowans Montreal. N. Taillon Ottawa. IVC. A. Angus Montreal. R. Craig D. Mathias Westmount IVB. F. Brooke E. Elwood IVA. F. Hart B. Robertson III. 28 The Ashburian Dayboys. V. R. Winter. G. Forbes. IVC. L. Bates. L. Lang. IVB. W. Kendall. III. C. Gale. J. MaoLaren. G. Mallock. II. L. Armstrong. H. BORBRIDGE. D. Cochrane. W. Hadley. J. KiRKPATEICK. M. MacBrien. W. Powell. H. SOUTHAM. 0 TRAINING. Training ' must be regular : a man cannot get into condition by giving up candy or tobacco for one day before a race or a bout ; nor can the body be taught in a few hours to make new move- ments with speed, accuracy, and strength. If you want to do anything decently, you must do every day, for many weeks, some- thing to prepare yourself for it. As to the right diet for an athlete, people do not wholly agree. But there is agreement on some points. The practice of eating raw beef -steak to increase your vitality is almost as much discredited as the practice of eating lion ' s heart to give you courage. Milk, green vegetables, and fresh fruit are the best things. Coarse food is better than refined : eat bran and brown trt ad, and the skins of your apples, pears, and potatoes. Satisfy your desire for sweets, not with pie or candy, but with such things as raisins, dates, or figs ; or with plain ice-cream, which is quite harmless. Eat slowly, and not between meals. As to exercise, the best way to train for any sport is to practice that sport. Do it hard; and never miss a day on the ground that one day makes no difference. To improve the wind, the best way is to go out and run hard till you are out of breath, and then walk at a fair pace till you get your wind back, and so on again and again. You will soon find that you can do longer and longer bursts of running. For boxing, with its rounds and rests, such running is excellent training. When the weather pre- vents running, skipping is a good substitute. B. K. The Ashburidn 29 AN ASHBURY DREAM DRAMA I had arranged to meet " Windy " , my pal, at the foot of the stairs which are at the entrance to the Great Hall. ' ' Windy " came cantering up to me with a cheery grin, and said, ' ' Come along, old boy, and get something to eat. " I started out on my first journey at 3.30, and will now endeavour to describe the four scenes which met my wondering brown eyes on that fateful trip to the Tuck. Scene I. We had been going about one minute when I saw a scene that made my little brown eyes nearly pop out of my head. The Hall was full of boys, who were humming, whistling, singing, fighting, running, walking, skipping, sliding, pushing, swaying, and yell- ing. In the midst of this pandemonium was one poor maid carry- ing a huge tray loaded down with good things to eat. She was nearly bowled over twice. This exciting scene reminded me of Eliza crossing the ice in " Uncle Tom ' s Cabin " . The reader will be glad to hear that " Windy " safely chaperoned her across to the Masters ' common room. Scene II. I saw with my two brown eyes a queue of smaller fry who with violently shivering bodies and expressions of the grimmest fear on their dirty little faces were waiting outside a brown door. I heard a faint scream from ins ' de and then passed on. Thisi pa- thetic scene reminded me of the aristocrats waiting their doom in that famous comedy " The Tale of Two ' Cities " . Scene III. A Master is frantically tearing his hair as a boy tells him he cannot play football; a crowd of boys are yelling about nothing, and pawing a. piece of paper with inky hands ; three names are already crossed off the list of players; the Master is pulling his hair harder as he sees his game going to bits ; the yelling of the boys becomes deafening. ' Suddenly above all the din is heard a monstrous voice. Pictures are shaken, and three doors slam; the boys have stopped yelling and are all rushing down-stairs ; the Master had turned deathly white, and is slinking off into a far corner : all is calm. A young man in a beautiful brown suit walks down the hall, laughs at the Master in the corner, and disappears upstairs. The Master calls hoarsely, " He ' s gone " ; and the up- roar begins again wdth doubled violence. Windy and I passed on. 30 The Ashhnnan Scene IV. This was the saddest scene that I have ever seen in my short life. Another crowd of boys was pushing into a frightfully small room, which was the Tuck. One poor lady was trying to quiet them. It was diabolical. It reminded me of a crowded cinema, with thousands and thousands standing at the back waiting for seats. An usher comes up the aisle, and says, ' ' Two seats near the front " . The reader knows the rest. I. D. 0 A. KEN TREMAINE Captained the 1922 Team and played Quarter. T Ken Tremaine is Captain of the R.M.C. College Football team, which won the Intercollegiate Rugby title. He is also Captain of the College Hockey team. 0 Among other Ashbury old boys at R.M.C. this year, are Bo- gert, Cousins, Stevenson, Anderson, Lewis Clarke, Leverin, Gobeil and Higgins. 32 The Ashburian OLD BOYS NEWS. The marriage of Hamilton Richard Morgan to Margaret Ethelwyn Bowie took place recently at St. George ' s Church, Camp- den Hill. London, England. 000 All past and present Ashburians otfer Dicky " and his bride their very hearty congratulations, and trust that many years of happy days are in store for them both. 000 Alex. Anderson, who is stationed at Fort William, was in Ot- tawa in October, to be with his parents on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of their wedding. 000 Congratulations to Walter Thompson on the birth of another son last October. 000 Old boys will be out to cheer for the hockey team this winter and wish Ashbury every success. 000 It is a great pity the old boys do not reorganize and show some action again. 000 J. W. Slessor is now with the Bank of Montreal, Montreal. 000 Arthur C. Evans is with Ewing and Ewing. 000 Jack LeMoine has been touring Europe this Summer. It would be interesting to get some news from him. 000 Guy Rhoades is at present with the Canadian International Paper Co., at Philemon Lake. 000 John Gibbs is Assistant Superintendent of the Canadian Elec- tric Products, Shawinigan Falls, P.Q. 000 Ian Cassils is with the Riordon Pulp Co. 000 Ed. Echlin is now married and lives in Toronto. 000 Norman MacLaren is located in Montreal. 000 Jeffrey B. Macphail has fulfil the promises of his school days, and is doing very successful work as a prominent engineer in Montreal . The Ashburian 33 Gordon Moffat is at St. Andrews College, Aurora, Ont. 000 H. W. Biggar .spent a wonderful holiday at Kootenay Lake, B.C., th ' s Ksummer, the guest of Charlie Hamilton. Biggar was also in Los Angeles, where he visited his brother and then went on to Colorado. 000 Pat MacCarthy and Marsh Irvine put in two months hard work th ' s summer with the Fraser-Brace Company. 000 Henry Gill, of the Royal Ottawa G olf Club, was the winner of district golf honours in July with a net score of 133. 000 Jack Brennan competed last August for the International Trophy given by the Rudder Magazine for international racing motorboats of 171 cubic inch class. His boat. Vagabond II, came first among the Canadian boats. 000 J. C. Merrett is busy at McGill, taking a course in Architec- ture. He is the only one of last year ' s Sixth Form in the Faculty of Applied Science. All the others are in Arts or in Commerce. 000 H. E. Rowe has passed his intermediate exam, in Law. He is Honorary Treasurer of the Bristol Law Students ' Society, Bris- tol, England. 000 E. B. FitzRandolph is working at Maniwaki, Quebec, with, the Foundation Company of Canada, Ltd. 000 Hugh McLachlin, Jack Stanfield, Graham Mayburry, Pat Bogert, and Jim Ritchie are all at R.M.C. Ken Tremaine is their Company Commander. 000 Jim Ritchie was unfortunate in getting appendicitis this term, or he might have made the R.M.C. second team along with McLachlin and Stanfield. 000 We would like to hear from Ken Tremaine. 000 David MacKenzie and Doc McMaster were at Metis Beach this summer. Other Ashbury boys who seemed to be having a good time there were Ned Pacaud, Ormie Dawes, and John Arnold. 000 MacKenzie finished up his summer holidays at P. E. Island, snaring trout, bullying plover, etc. He reports a real good holiday. 34 Tlw A, hbtn (nt Major V. W. S. Ilercn, has been a coni tant subscriber to this- paper for very many years. We well remember his appreciative letter to th ' s Magazine in April 1918. 000 Hugh Fraser has promised to contribute .news items to our next number. Mr. W. H. HEWITT, our Physical Director from 1912 to 1924, still takes a keen inter st in A uu . ' visits the School often and loves to talk of happy days with the beys. 36 The Ashburian Guy Simmonds is an officer in the Royal Canadian Horse Ar-. tillery, stationed at Kingston. 0 In this number we have reproduced a two team group, which we hope will interest old boys. HOCKEY TEAM, 1922. K. Henderson; A. Barret; T. Lyman; G. Heney; P. McCurdy; K. Tremaine; A. Sangster. The Ashburian 37 % Yard Master (G.W.R.) Stoke Gifford, Nr. Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. Tuesday, May 11th, 1926. To the Editor of The Ashburian. Dear Sir: Old boys ' letters, as I recall them, were of two kinds. There was the critical letter: short, to the point, genial and probably impertinent. The Editor chuckles and throws it into print. Less popular was the descriptive letter, with carefully numbered pages : Another ' Old Ashburian ' been having what he calls " exper- iences ' ' . Some people can ' t have " experiences " without bother- ing Editors with them. Later they develop into Reminiscences, and start bothering publishers. Mirabile dictu! The publisher publishes! Occasionally, the Editor " makes use of " (after re- moving pages 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7). My " experiences " are incidental to the General Strike de- clared by the rades Unions Congress on Monday, May 2nd, at midnight. The Government, quite rightly, regarded this action as a threat to the constitution, with the object of forcing the Gov- ernment to take a certain course which otherwise it would not have taken. Thus, further negotiations are impossible until the Strike is called off. The Trades Unions affected obtained an almost universal re- sponse from the men. However, a proclamation of National Emergency had been signed by the King, and through the press of Monday, morning the Government called for volunteers to maintain essential services. We of University College (a college of London University) are of all shades of political opinion; but in this emergency politics were nowhere. Many of us immediately went down to Whitehall " to sign " on for service. Our attitude was, of course, to resist the challenge to the authority of the British Parliament, and to keep the nation ' s trade going until this business was over. The question of coal-mines had fallen into the background. We were, to a large extent, sympathetic with the miners; but there was only one view to adopt in regard to the action of the T. U. C. 38 The Ashhurian On Monday afternoon the Provost addressed the students of the College. He stated the facts, and called attention to the cris ' s. Any student who had been accepted for service had permisision to leave the college, bu.t particulars were to be reported at the college office. Those not having definite duties ascr ' bed to them were advised to attend their normal classes as far as possible. It was also made clear to us that the University would do all in its power to enable students, who did their duty by the coun- try, to take their exams, consideration of time lost being promised as in 1914. After the Provost ' s address, members of the Faculty of En- gineering gathered together in the Engineering Department. The dean of Engineering was inclined to take a very serious view, stating that, to his mind " These people " (meaning the heads of the T. U. C.) " want to overturn the Government and form a Re- public. " He recommended us all to stand by the Grovernment, and sa ' d that he would see what he could do towards getting us suitable employment. On Monday evening, when he went home, everything was as usual in London. How like England! On Tuesday the strike was on. I started to walk to town from my digs at Ealing ; but at Acton I purchased an old Rudge — Whitworth push-bike for 35 — ,and cont ' nued. On arrival at college I found that most of us had managed to show up. We pottered about in the draw " ng office until noon. It then appeared that the dean had been making some arrangements with the Great Western Railway, and we were told we could report at Paddington Station. Wc did so — some 50 Engineers — and I was among the large percentage of that number who signed on for signalling. The same afternoon (Tuesday) we were led off to the Signal Instruction room, wh " ch contained a model of a junction with signals and points, operated by miniature levers, similar to those used in signal boxes. We were a merry class, but none the less absorbed in the lecture which lasted from 3 till 5 :30, given by Mr. Hadley, Editor of the Great Western Magazine and a much- prized instructor. The signalling class was again held on Wed- nesday from 2 :30 till 6 P.M. We were then supposed to be ready to take over signal boxes, but there were, unfortunately, too few trains to justify our employment. Thursday found us getting impatient — nearly excited. Every t ' me the telephone rang for Mr. Hadley there were cheers and hopes. It was on Thursday afternoon that we were examined for proficiency. I have not, as yet, heard of a failure; still there was no room for us on the line. The Ashburian 39 Then Friday. Optimistic, I had packed the old football bag with necessities and a razor, and joined the rest at 10 A.M. A phone call ! Thirty -six volunteers required immediately in the Bristol Division. How many have their kits ready f Right. Off to Paddington and catch the 2 o ' clock to Bristol. From Bristol, a local train took us to Felton Junction, to which station I was detailed along with another college fellow. The Station Master found lodgings for us, and told us when to report next day. On Saturday, after some hours delay, we received definite instructions to proceed to Stoke Gifford, where we are still em- ployed. ' " " Stoke Gifford is a good mile from Felton Junction by rail. After some wanderings about the yard we came upon the Yard Master. " I suppose you are fully conversant with operating a signal box, " was his first remark. We thought it best to admit, at once, that we were novices rather. The Yard Master conducted us to the West Box where we were dismayed by an array of 70 levers. However, between then and now we have refrained from upsetting anything or any- body. The arrival on Monday of a regular signalman — a non-trades- unionist (and Conservative) — lessened our responsibility. He now does a large proportion of the work in West Box (besides cooking breakfast!), making it possible for one or other of us to open up East Box with 30 levers. More and more trains run through daily. In East Box, yes- terday, I passed 7 trains, in all, and 2 light engines. Our chief traffic is as follows : — (1) Fruit train from Avonmouth to London (chiefly banana vans.). (2) Empty banana vans returning. (3) Oil and Petrol Tanks: Cardiff-London and Avon- mouth-London. (4) Goods (general). Especially flour and dairv produce. (5) Cattle. (6) Shunting engines to work in the yard. At present all passenger trains are going via Bristol, but we live in hope. As regards food, we are supplied with anything we care to order. We elected to sleep in the signal-box — West Box — of which the floor dimensions are about 32 x 12 feet. We are provided with G. W. R. blankets, and I have fashioned a mattress out of a num- ber of G. W. R. overcoats. There is always a good fire of G. W. R. 40 The Ashhurian coal. (Small wonder if we sleep 8 hours!) And occasionally we have the privilege of signalling a G. W. R. train. As far as we are concerned, all this is a delightful camping holiday: Change of air, scene, life — what more could you want? We cannot forget the seriousness of this crisis for the country however, and hope for as speedy a settlement as may be. I am, Sir, an Old Ashburian. (T. N. A.) 0 JOKES. . Dumbell (in log cabin) :— I ' ve often wondered where tele- graph poles grew. — o The Height of Disappointment is when your girl breaks her nose before the dance. 0 Latin. All are dead who wrote it; All are dead who spoke it; All are dead who learned it; I for one am glad I spurned it. 0 In memoriam of the new boy who thought a quarter was twen- ty-five cents. 0 Boy (after getting leave) : — I ' d hate to be his son at Christ- mas time. 0 ' Oh how we miss our Billy. " 0 To the Day boy who quoted Tennyson ' s ' ' Late, late, so late " as he arrived at school. 0 It is rumoured that the ' ' Lady of Shallot " was not a Jewess. 0 ' ' Oh doctor ! ' ' moaned the kid as the Head licked him. 0 A dumbell is one who thinks a coat-hanger is an artisan. 0 The poor boy got sea-sick on the Best Battleship Linoleum. 0 From a General Knowledge Paper : — Syncopation — the art of nodding one ' s head in time to jazz. Bassoon — a wild, hairy animal. Relativity — always the cause of rows in the family. 0 Thursday ' s Historical Event — The Pilgrima ge of Grace. The Ashburian 41 Vou KNOW w«e v c-,or OV R THERE ) FOU VP «Ar H£ PLACE REALLY WAS VOT VPBSTED WITH ' Ri 0TNDiAfV3 42 The Ashhurian A PRIZE COMPETITION. Read carefully the advertLsements in this number. " The Ashburian " offers three prizes for the three best compositions (stories, descriptions, or what you like), which contain the words in the following list, with a note in the margin of the advertise- ment from which each is taken ; for example : ] Jess Abelson " Everyone envied " Jess ' ' ' ' Birks ' He was " ' aU hone and sinew " , and held the , „ . . . r Ottawa Dairy ' ' premier ' ' place on the team, it was a j p-pgj jgj. Hats " tonic ' ' to see him tackle, etc., etc., etc. " J Dow Malt j Birks 1 Ott Compositions will be marked for their quality, as well as for the number of words successfully used. Competitors can get help if thev like. 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