Trafalgar School - Echoes Yearbook (Montreal, Quebec Canada)
- Class of 1918
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B — Maysie MacSporran Form II — Margaret Archibald Form Upper I — Beatrice Carter Form I — Ruth Bishop ! au0e IRepre entatibe: Miriam Rowley The Editors offer this, the first number of the School Mag- azine, to the past and present girls of Trafalgar, fully realising the difficulties of catching the echoes of thirty years, but hoping that this small beginning may at least make one more link in the chain that binds the old girls of Trafalgar in loyalty to their school, and that the present girls, reading of the fine work done in the world by those who " climbed the hill before them, " may appreciate their heritage and en- deavor to live up to the noble traditions of Trafalgar. ECHOES OF YESTERDAY As some crushed rose-leaves from an old world garden, Bring back the thoughts of happy days gone by; So may these voices from Trafalgar School days, Awake sweet echoes in the memory. 6 A LETTER TO THE SCHOOL GIRLS PAST AND PRESENT, OF THE TRAFALGAR INSTITUTE When Miss Cumming was SO kind as to ask me for a message to be put in your school magazine, my first thought was that nothing that I could say would be of much interest to the mass of the readers. The Past is by no means always interesting to the present. But on second thoughts I realized that the magazine must hope to include among its readers many, I hope very many, whose connection with the school dates, Hke my own, a long way back; and to them the mention of the past will not seem dull. But in case I should weary any one, I shall limit the few words I have to say to greet- ing and remembrance. I congratulate with all my heart the promoters of the mag- azine, and I wish it all success. It has often been talked about, this magazine that was to be; but I think that in former days we must have lacked courage and initiative, perhaps we were also afraid of falling short of material. I am glad that the present community has more daring. There is a proverb which tells us that it is the first step that costs. I am never quite sure of that; for there is often a wave of triumphant excitement at the begin- ning, which is apt, later on, to sink to a monotonous level. So I wish for all connected with the paper much satisfaction in a pros- perous start, and much continuance in well-doing afterwards. To the readers, as well as to the Editor and contributors, I send warm greetings. I do not personally know many of the girls who sit at the desks in the school-house now; but I still know some, and when I read the names of the newer-comers, I feel that I know, by reputa- tion, something of them too. But my memory goes not only to the girls who were in school when I left it, but to the girls who have been there since I knew it, the long procession of Old Girls, who separated from the companionships and interests of school- days to pass out to their own paths in life. It goes to the girls who, before the middle of their days " went west " , as our soldier lads say; these are not many, thank God, for the young should live to work and to enjoy. It goes to the long-familiar place, to the garden, and the house, and the school-house, and the mount- ain lying behind, where, about the time that this letter reaches Montreal, the glorious sunshine of May will be bringing out the young leaves, and the annual resurrection of life which makes the eternal youth of the world. It goes to the busy routine of the Household, and to the endless side-issues of daily life, plays and fancy-dress dances, tennis on the lawn and sliding on the mount- ain, which in the retrospect seem to stand out much more than the actual school-work. That too I do not forget; and while I am quite well aware that there were many girls who did no more 7 than they could help, so far as classes were concerned, perhaps such are not unknown even now! it would be unjust to pass over those who gave not only promise but flilfilment, and who afforded that supreme satisfaction to the teacher, the satisfaction of having helped in the opening of a good mind. And though this is a mes- sage to the girls, for that very reason I do not forget my past colleagues; there were always among them those who, apart altogether from professional work, constantly and gallantly up- held by word and action the really great things for which schools are supposed to stand. One cannot mention names of these; but in calling up to memory of the past, there is one name that should not be omitted, because it suggests nothing but strong helpfulness from the very first, and never-failing interest, the name of Dr. Barclay. I never feel very far away. I am writing in perilous and critical days, when one cannot see far ahead, and the only thing quite certain is that we must all, old and young, deny ourselves in every way, and do all the work that we can, we must live up to the sacrifices that have been made for us, and for the life and free- dom of the world. But perhaps sometime I may see my old friends and my old haunts again. Meanwhile, I bid them all, the people and place alike, hail and farewell. GRACE FAIRLEY. Edinburgh, 10th April, 1918. IN COLORADO There are fields of blue anemones The softest, sweetest things. That bring back far off memories While the bright lark sings In Colorado. The mountains in the morning are A pale and lovely pink. Touched by the rising sun afar Beauty of which to think In Colorado. I love the lonely stretching plain From which the mountains rise, And some day I ' m going back again To see it where it lies In Colorado. HELEN DRUMMOND Form V. 8 EARLY DAYS By a Teacher " When to the sessions of sweet silent thought, I summon up remembrance of things past " my years at Trafalgar are among the happiest of my recollections. Of the opening year I cannot speak from personal knowledge, as my connection with the school began in the autumn of 1888. The first pupil who arrived in September 1887 has, however, given me the following details. The school opened with three house girls and four day girls. After Christmas three more resident pupils came and a few more day girls. Miss Fairley, who was to have begun her duties in September, was detained by illness, so Miss Woolen became Acting Principal. Miss Blanche Smith was the only teacher in residence. Miss Labatt had charge of the housekeeping. Miss Sym, whose long connection with the school still continues, was the teacher of music. All class rooms, dormitories, and living rooms were at that time in the original house to which no additions had been made. The house girls slept in w iat is still known as the old dormi- tory " ; the dining-room was the room which is now used by the Principal as a sitting-room; the recreation room is still the same. The class rooms were the two large south rooms on the second floor. These two rooms were at first sufficient, but as the numbers increased the large rooms on the third floor and also the dining- room were converted into class rooms. This was made possible b} the building of the West Wing which added the present dining- room, the music room and the two east dormitories. There was no gymnasium and no studio, but gymnastic classes and drawing classes were held in a large out-door building that had served as a coach-house for the former occupant of the house. A raised platform had been put up at one end of this hall and on it stood the piano. Two or three times a week the girls danced in this room, and there too the older girls practised. It was necessary to put on wraps to go to and from this building and a teacher generally went with the girl who practised there in the late afternoon, as it was a little lonely. Sir William Dawson ' s arrangement of the proposed curriculum only allowed for two classes in preparation for the University. In 1890 the Trustees decided to open a Preparatory class, this was held in the centre room facing the west on the top floor. The glass cupola that lit the hall below used to be covered with the children ' s wraps, their coats were hung on pegs put up on the walls; there was no other dressing room for the younger girls. The top floor was supposed to be the place for the younger children 9 but for some years the room facing the south and east was the home of Form Six. The regular division into forms was in 1893. For a good many years the final examinations were conducted by outside examiners, who set and valued the papers, but later on it was decided as far as possible to send up the forms en bloc in preparation for matriculation. While there were many dis- appointments the school had a fair share of good scholars who have distinguished themselves at McGill University. Although there was no hall suitable for theatrical perform- ances, I remember many excellent charades and little plays, when the only stage was the landing at the head of the short flight of steps which leads up to the small bed-room on the third floor. One of the mental cinemas which we all carry in our minds, flashes back to me one scene in particular, a gouty old man with his bandaged foot upon a chair, exclaiming with a stentorian voice, ' ' hogs is hogs " . What the play was or in what connection the words were used I do not remember. The audience at these performances sat on the skylight or in the hall. More ambitious plays were given in the music room. ' ' The King of the Golden River " was very well done. Fancy dress balls were frequently held and here too my mental picture gallery shows many a quaint or amusing figure. I shall never forget a huge negro whose make up was quite faultless. The fact that one building served both for residence and also for the school complicated very much the work of the Principal and of the housekeeper and it required much skiful engineering on the part of both to make this a success. Closing Day was a most difficult one. All the packing had to be done in the morn- ing, the trunks removed and the house made ready for the reception of the parents and friends in the afternoon. The building of the school house in 1902 which makes possible a complete separation between the house and the school has lightened very much the work of the staff. During my years at Trafalgar, although the house girls were more in number than they are to-day, the indoor staff consisted of the Principal, three resident teachers and the Housekeeper. The teachers divided the work as follows: — one had indoor duty which entailed general supervision till after lights were out at night. The teacher on out-door duty took the walk and the two study hours, each teacher had one free afternoon and evening a week and every second Sunday. For several years there were two school sessions, a morning and an afternoon one. All my classes in French and German during my first year at Trafalgar were held in the afternoon. The afternoon session lasted till nearty four o ' clock. I think I can hear some of the girls of the present day expressing their pious gratitude that a kind Providence has sent them into a world from which afternoon school sessions have been almost abolished. Probably the girls of the present time work as hard as did their predecessors, but the work is more varied and there are more 10 diversions, and if it be true, that " the years which make us happy make us wise " , the young damsels who are fortunate enough to be receiving their education in these days when so much is done to make the desert of learning blossom as the rose, should be wise above their fellow women. No account of the first quarter of a century in the life of Trafalgar can be complete without some reference to Miss Fairley, the Principal during that period. So great, however, is Miss Fairley ' s dislike for publicity that I must touch but lightly her part in building up the sure and safe foundations on which the spiritual and intellectual life of the school were laid. That the work is everything, the worker but a means to an end was a firm belief of Miss Fairley. Workers come and go, each one does his appointed task and passes out of the sphere of active life. The work continues and only by the work can the worker be judged, If the work is well done that is all that is necessary. That the school should be a real training for the wider school of life, that duty should come before pleasure, that the studies of most importance are those which teach concentration, exactness and a willingness to face and to overcome intellectual or moral difficulties were the chief principles by which Miss Fairley was guided. Very little by precept but always by example these ideals were kept ever before pupils and teachers. Miss Fairley took a deep, genuine and personal interest in all the girls. Many of her old pupils are doing useful work in various fields of activity, and there are few who do not acknowl- edge what a wonderful influence she had upon their lives and characters. During the twenty-five years that it was my privilege to work under Miss Fairley I can recall no lowering of one of her high standards under any pressure whatsoever. Of self-interest she was quite incapable. She is one " of the company of sincere souls who are content to " leave no memorial but a world made a little better by their lives. " The Trafalgar chronicles are singularly uneventful and the swiftly passing years record little but a slow but steady growth. In the time of re-construction which will follow the terrible upheaval which is at present shaking the whole world, past, pres- ent and future pupils of Trafalgar will, I am sure, play a worthy part. In so doing they can best carry on the traditions of the school. C. M. MITCHELL. 11 EARLY DAYS By a Girl To write something of the first days at Trafalgar is not easy at so long a range, and yet there are several impressions which are very vivid. Imagine my dismay, upon arrival, at being told that I was the one and only house-girl. I suppose because of my crest- fallen look, the teachers hurriedly added that there might be a second upon the arrival of the Toronto evening train. Time seemed endless until that train arrived, and I wondered what the new girl would be like, whether we would hit it off, was she younger or older — an all-important matter at our time of life, then moire impatient waiting, spent on looking about the place and getting settled in my own special cubicle. At last the Toronto train arrived, and with it the second house-girl. No two could have been more different and perhaps for that reason we got on very well. I wonder whether this will come under her eye and whether she will agree School life was perforce, tame with so small a number, but we got some fun out of it and a third girl arrived before Christmas to vary the monotony. After Christmas we were six, which by comparison seemed quite a household. Our sense of humor was not lacking when we saw ourselves as Trafalgar on parade, at times it consisted of a teacher and one girl! It seems to me now, that it must have been an awful fag to take that one girl out, the temptation to tell her to run away and play must have been almost over mastering. After Miss Fairley arrived, in January of the first school year, many things were done for our amusement. There were wonderful Charades and Tableaux, which meant wonderful dresses, wonderfully made out of every conceivable thing. In the second year we had a fancy dress ball, that is what it was called, in the gymnasium, which was part of the coach house, not the present well equipped quarters, for it must be remembered that this was the beginning of things. Some of us have vivid recollections of that same room at 7.30 a.m. when we went, week about, through the snow, to practise the piano. The covered way came later, we were pioneers. I shall not forget the quantities of flowers that were in the house; they added something which we youngsters were not con- scious of, but which remains an impression after many years. The garden was always beautiful, and a great pleasure. We did not enjoy the high fence for we were sure interesting things were going on outside, and envied the day girls as they disappeared through the gate. The second year opened with a house full, twenty girls, all there was room for. They came from all parts of the Dominion 12 and things waxed interesting. Girls are girls in all ages and we sized each other up and broke up into groups, just as the following years have done Trafalgar on parade was growing to be something worth while, but alas, we were no longer taken to what we considered the interesting part of the town. Twenty girls in a crowded street was not to be thought of, and we were much grieved. Friendships were formed which have held fast. There was the usual competition in class, the girls who worked and the girls who came out at the top apparently without effort, for they never studied so far as we could judge. School life, I expect, was much the same as it is to-day, up to a certain point, but many things have been added to give interest and pleasure to the daily round. We all owe allegiance to Trafalgar and I may add, are glad to have been Trafalgar girls during the regime of our devoted friend. Miss Fairley. Market Drayton, England. March 14th, 1918 My dear Girls of Trafalgar: — I must first of all say a very sincere " thank you " to the Magazine Committee for giving me this opportunity of sending a word of greeting and best wishes to all Trafalgar girls past and present, and especially to those who were in the school during the two short, but happy, years of my principalshio. I am but an indifferent correspondent and the absorbing claims of these strenuous days have taken up much letter-writing time; but news of the school has often reached me and I have felt so proud and pleased to hear of the way in which so many of the girls have been devoting themselves to the different forms of service which we call " war work. " I am afraid that this cruel war has laid a very heavy burden of sorrow and separation on many a Trafalgar girl and I should like, if I may, to take this opportunity of saying how deeply I sympathize with those girls, they have been very often in my thoughts. It is a great thing to be Canadian in these days and one feels so thankful for the privilege one has had of working in a country that has sent such gallant men and women to suffer and endure for justice and liberty. Homes and schools are where such tradi- tions of service and sacrifice are fostered and never had we greater need of the finest and best of both than to-day. The strength of a school lies in its girls and p erhaps especially in its " old Girls " who are making the homes in which are to grow up those young lives who are to realize those ideals and high purposes for which civilisation is suffering and contending to-day. 13 I am so glad that the school is still leading at basket ball, what exciting matches we had in those old, early days! Will all the girls please remember that it is a very real pleas- ure to me tx hear of, and especially from, them? With my love and renewed best wisjhes, I am, dear girls of Trafalgar, Your affectionate friend, CHARLOTTE G. GARSIDE. THE SONG OF A LITTLE RIVER Dedicated to the City Fathers Let poets sing of June the month of roses Or make verse about the joys of winter ' s snow, There ' s a time that ' s better yet. Through it ' s windy and it ' s wet. It ' s the month of March the happiest time I know. For it ' s then that I ' m a river A purling, prattling river Swirling along between my banks of snow, And many a fairy mannikin With boat made of an orange skin, Goes sailing down my current to the afterfall below. I am lost in the mighty St. Lawrence in the summer. In the winter I ' m the ice and snow you tread beneath your feet But there ' s just one time for me When I ' m happy and I ' m free, It ' s the month of March, when spring and winter meet. For it ' s then that I ' m a river, A merry, murmuring river. The giggling, gurgling river running down Simpson Street! E. S. J.— March 1918 14 LONDON, 1916-1917 Very few cities look at their best at 2 o ' clock on a cold wet morning, especially when the observer is thoroughly tired, but London is an exception. We had docked in Liverpool early one Sunday morning, had spent the entire day answering questions put to us by suspicious government officials, and after landing, had s.pent several hours hauling our luggage about, and hunting for the right station to go to. There were a few very elderly porters who certainly did not look physically capable of moving trunks about, so we soon learnt the curse of possessions. We had travelled for six hours in a train with all blinds drawn to keep light from showing, for fear of transgressing a " Defence of the Realm " Act. But on arriving in London just before dawn we forgot our tiredness in the mystery of the place. The streets were so still and dark, there were hardly any lamps and, what was worse, very few taxis. It was the queerest sensation to drive through those dark streets, not knowing in the least where one was going, and having to trust the driver to land one at the right address, and then in the morning, to begin to learn the great city. And how strange it was scarcely a man of military age on the streets who was not in uniform, some in Khaki, some in Navy Blue, others in Hospital Blues. The blind, the halt the maimed; and all cheerful. Girls took, the place of men in countless offices, and banks, as ticket collecters, as " bus hoppers " , as conductors on tubes and trains, as window cleaners, as porters at stations, one saw them everywhere. Little boys were Scouts, little girls were Girl Guides, and older men were special constables. When " leave " was on, Picadilly and Regent Street were crowded with happy faces, but one could always distinguish those who had come from France. Their eyes had seen, and having seen could not wholly forget. The theatres and restaurants were full of soldiers and sailors. How they did enjoy themselves for that all too short respite. The raids began in June of 1917, and the first was a daylight raid. A captured Sea Plane got through the defences, and it gave one a sinking sensation to see the shrapnel bursting over St. Paul ' s Cathedral. Then they began to come over on moon- light nights, and for the week the moon was full, the tubes were full, mostly with foreigners. They brought their cats their dogs, their old people, their children and all their household goods, and camped in the Tubes all night. Under such circumstances, imagine the difficulties of getting home after a hard day ' s work. When the " Take Cover " warning sounded, usually at night, everyone was pulled out of bed and sent scurrying cellar-wards. The varieties of costume were amazing, great, tall grim-faced women in lacy boudoir caps, some in fur coats, all with rugs and shawls and sleepy faces. All yawning and very cross at being 15 wakened in the middle of the night. It was positively blood- curdling to hear the bombs drop with a sound of tearing glass, and to see the shrapnel bursting in the sky, and one began to be alarmed when a bomb burst around the corner. At last, Oh blessed sound, the ' ' All Clear " signal was given and we climbed gratefully into bed again. The rationing was strange, but one soon got used to margarine, and one slice of bread at each meal, a small slice too, but we made up on other things; meat once a day, and only one slice then; no butter or sugar of course, and for seven months not a potato could be found except perhaps in a museum as an extinct vegetable. These were very minor discomforts for one would put up a great deal more for the sake of those precious " Leaves " and one and all we say " God bless the person who invented them. " Life in London those days was interesting but strenuous. Everyone was doing something, nursing, canteen work, motor driving, office work in a government office, or replacing a man who had " listed " . The Canadian Red Cross offices were the gen- eral meeting ground for all Canadians and there one was fairly sure of meeting all one ' s friends. Each department in the office had different work to do, but they all worked together to maka our wounded men happy and to give their relatives all possible comfort. When a man is wounded the news comes to the Red Cross either through the Record Office, or the hospital in which he is. An index card is made out with his name and full address as well as the address of his " next of kin " . This card has on it all the information obtainable about him, each change of hospital is entered, and also his condition. There are visitors appointed to each hospital and these visitors send in reports upon the men. This report is entered on his card and is also sent to his relatives to tell them how he is progressing. The visitors see that each man has his " small kit " and they provide cigarettes and arrange to have newspapers sent. These requests come in with the reports and are dealt with by their respective departments. All this means a great deal of work but we were only too glad to be able to do it and many were the appreciative letters from relatives that came in by every Canadian mail. Each days work had to be finished on its appointed day, none could be left over, so it was sometimes necessary to work until midnight. Fortiinately the work soon became mechanical. One had not time to stop and think what it really meant when those sheets of casualties came in, which was truly merciful, for it would have driven us mad. After the battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917, the casualties were very heavy and for some weeks, the work could not be finished until well on into the evening but the walk home across the park, when the sun had gone down, and the search lights were chasing each other across the sky, quite made one forget the tiredness of the long day. 16 There are many departments in the Red Cross. The In- formation Department the Newspaper Department, the Parcel Department, the Prisoner of War Department, the Wounded and Missing Department, the Killed in Action Department, the Motor Dniving Department, where arrangements are made for taking wounded men for drives. The visiting Department, which provides visitors for the hospital. The Hospitality Depart- ment in which arrangements are made for officers who have been granted sick leave, and have nowhere to go. Numbers of ladies,, in all parts of the British Isles, have offered to befriend and take care of these officers. They have been very kind to Canadians and all Canadians appreciate and thank them for it. This description rather sounds as if it were a case of all work and no play, but many were the jolly times we had when friends were on leave. There were luncheons, dinners, suppers, theatre parties little dances. Everyone exerted themselves to make the men happy during their holiday and they certainly cheered us up. Every few weeks an officer would come on leave and tell you he had seen your brother the day before, say where he was, how he was looking and when he expected to come over. It made no end of a difference to one ' s peace of mind. The life was busy and hard and there were discomforts too, but those blessed leaves made up for everything and one and all we say ' God bless the man who invented them " . DOROTHY MACPHAIL. Most prominent to-day among the work of old Trafalgar girls is naturally that relating to the war and the Editors have done their best to obtain a complete list of those taking part in such work, but, lacking an Old Girls Society, it has been almost impossible to so so : — they would be very glad of the names of any old girls which do not, but should, appear in the magazine so that they may be put in next year ' s number. 17 LIFE AT MACDONALD Among students at Macdonald College this year are three who tired of Latin, French, Maths, and the other trials of the 6th form, have come out here to learn the gentle art of house- keeping. Here a word of warning to any of those wishing to follow in our steps! Many people consider Household Science as mere child ' s play after the arduous duties of school " , but on arriving here, they will learn that such is not the case. At six forty-five a.m., a gong, which rivals the old Trafalgar firebell, clangs through the corridors, announcing that dawn has broken, and that once more we must resume our daily duties, likewise don our green and white stripes (our uniforms). A few moments later (or so it seems to us), another bell rings, summoning us to breakfast, and in order to insure a seat in the rather crowded dining-hall, many last rites of dressing are performed on the stairs. Breakfast over, there is a hurried rush to the janitor ' s cup- board to get a broom, other than ' ' Toothless Johnny " , one posses- sing only two or three hairs, and we proceed to dust, sweep and otherwise tidy our rooms for the inspection which takes place while we are at lectures. Eight-thirty finds us all ready for the first lecture, which is only a one hour period. Such subjects as Nutrition, Household Administration, Physiology, and Household Accounts are taught us, and the mysteries of which are gradually made clear. A period of practical work then follows for the rest of the morning, and we either took, sew, do laundry-work, or house clean. Although our first efforts in these departments seemed some- what futile, we feel sure that in the end, we shall be experts. Twelve- thirty finds us once more in the dining-room, where fish days are as much appreciated as any others. In the afternoon we have another lecture period of two hours, in which Chemistry, Bacteriology, Physics, Poultry, and Home Gardening are instilled into our minds. For the rest of the after- noon we are free to frequent the many shops of Ste. Annes, including ■ ' Tommy ' s " and " Mrs. Wrights " . If you want any further knowledge of these haunts, come out to see us. After tea in the winter, comes skating, or on bad nights, dancing; and in summer we wander over our lovely camps until the whistle on the Power House calls us to two hours of study. During this time the halls are silent as the tomb and nothing is heard save the stealthy tread of the night watchman. Study hour ends at ten and till lights go out at eleven, we amuse our- selves in various wayfe, such as attending feeds, gossipping, and last but not least, taking baths. It might be of interest to the 18 boarders to know that baths can be taken at any hour of the day or night, and that conversation of any character can take place over the partition. Eleven o ' clock, lights out! All is in darkness! Many are the muttered exclamations, as we return to our rooms to find the bed piled high with various articles, or the mattress and bedclothes carefully " dumped " in the middle of the floor. This is only a small part of our life at Macdonald. There are sports of many kinds, such as swimming, baseball, basket-ball, tennis, and hockey, all of which are gone into with great enthusiasm. Social events are also a great feature in college life, and all these things make us sing with all our hearts. All Hail! Macdonald We sing to thee. Fairest of Colleges Give her three times three. Rah! Rah! Rah! Long may we cherish her Faithful we ' ll be, Macdonald ' s the College For you and me. THREE OLD GIRLS The following Trafalgar girls are taking a course at Macdonald College : — Margaret Taylor, Jean Anderson, Frances Thomson, Cristall Dawson is also taking a short course. The following girls are teaching in Montreal under the Pro- testant Board: — Isabel Brooks at Lansdowne School, Westmount, Gertrude Macfarlane at Point St. Charles, Mary Matthewson at Montreal West. Eight grandchildren of Trafalgar form a happy link between the school of yesterday and today, their mothers having been at Trafalgar before them. Agnes Hill daughter of Isabel Johnson Naomi Smith daughter of Winnifred Dawes Marguerite Barry daughter of Jessie Leach Marguerite, Phyllis and Jean Jamiesons daughter of Ellie McPherson Helen Ogilvie daughter of Caro Brainerd Margaret Young daughter of Amy Crawford Jean Gumming daughter of Euphemia Dunlop 19 OLD GIRLS WORKING AT THE RED CROSS Mrs. Hawkins (Gladys Wilson) Mrs Notman (Alice Pyke) Mrs. Serly (Ruth Bosworth) Dora Bishop Elizabeth Cairns Muriel Davis Edyth Findlay Geraldine Hodgson Madaline Lefleur Dorothy Macphail Helen Merreth Geraldine Patterson Louise Robertson Norah Turner Muriel Weldon Mrs. Hartland Macdougall (Edith Reford) Mrs. Frank Pratt Mary Bacon Dora Braid wood Isabelle Cleghorn Audrey Findlay Kathleen Gear Madge Law Sheila MacFarlane Helen McLachlan Mabel Molson Katherine Robertson Jean Rutherford Gladys Wainwright Louise Williams OLD GIRLS WORKING AT THE PATRIOTIC FUND Mabel Alexander (Mrs. R. Adair) Agnes Allan Isabel Baillie Alice Brainerd Winifred Dawes (Mrs. G. C. Smith) Alice Fisher Isabel Greenshields (Mrs. H. Mackay) Adrienne Hart Isobella Hart Majorie Henry Ethel Hodgson Elise Kingman Beryl Leger Ruth Laing (Mrs. Ross McMaster Ellie Macpherson (Mrs. Jamieson) Myrtle McLain Evelyn Merideth (Mrs. J. Williams) Helen Read Olive Read Marjorie Skelton Dava Stuart Vera Stuart Mary Look Helen Yuile Mrs. Keenan (Winnifred Hagar) is the Vice-President of the South of France Relief Association which is doing invaluable work in caring for wounded soldiers, refugee women and children, and in numberless other ways proving the reality of our sympathy for our brave ally France. Trafalgar girls, Ruth Armstrong, Charlotte Major, Olive Baillie, Frances Caverhill, Marion Buckly are taking part in this work. We quote two extracts from the reports of the work. To speak first of the work of our helpers, the hospitals all along the Riviera were filled to capacity during the spring and 20 summer of 1916, and are now working at high pressure. In August and September of 1916 numbers of fever stricken soldiers were sent to the Riviera from Salonika, and our voluntary helpers found themselves called upon to undertake even more strenuous work than in 1915, as these poor wrecks of humanity need the most constant and watchful care, and the task of nursing them is a far greater tax on the strength than the nursing of the wounded. Our surgical masseuse in Cannes writes: — " I do not know what the hospitals here would do without the cases of things that are sent from Canada, as it is almost impossible to get things from the administration and everything is so expensive, and they are cutting things down all the time. The men only have a bath once in about three weeks now, as coal and fuel are so scarce, we are allo wed only a little laundry, one sheet a week. The other day one of the men ' s shirts got wet during his dressing, and as there was no other (they are only allowed one a week for day and night) he had to go to bed till it dried. One has to make the best of things, but so far as I can see, all the comforts here come from Canada. All I can say is that from the bottom of our hearts we thank you, the kind thoughtful senders; I wish I ' Could tell you all that I feel, forCanada s generous gifts will ever be remembered. Old Trafalgar girls who are doing V. A. D. work are: — Agnes Hastings, Ruth Stevenson, Ina McNab, Dorothea Mackeen, University War Hospital, Southampton Francis Mackeen, a R.U.H. graduate has been in France for two and a half yfears with the McGill No. 3 Hospital. She is now Mrs. Dr. Henderson. Ruth Armstrong has been in France fof thirteen months for the South of France Relief Association. Katharine Cotton is teaching in a Hospital for the blind in England. Beatrice Caverhill has worked with Lady Drummond ia the Canadian Office for two years. Isabella Strathy, a M.G.H. graduate has nursed in France for three years. She is now the wife of Lieut. McMurry. Helen Kendall, a R.V.H. graduate is nursing in France. Marguerite Strathy has been doing canteen work in Paris gince 1916. Allison Strathy was a masseuse in AJdershot Hospital for one year and is now driving a motor ambi iance in London. Elvira Strathy is working with Lady Drummond in the Red Cross, Prisoners of War Department. Marjorie Cook has been doing canteen work in France for two years. Jane Yuile Strathy (Mrs. W. W. Lawrence) and Gaile Yuile (Mrs. Lucas) are both doing Y.M.C.A. Canteen work in France. Irene Cains, graduate of St. Lukes Hospital ,New York, has been, since the beginning of the war, nursing in France, and Salonika. She is now second in command at London Head- quarters, having gained her captaincy. 21 " TRAFALGAR " 1917-1918 SCHOOL SONG Tune, Marching Through Georgia. Fortiter — Fideliter — Feliciter A hundred years and more have passed since Nelson sailed the seas, But still, the flag he died to save, floats hi h on every breeze, And still we keep in memory his year of victories At our good old school of Trafalgar. Chorus. Hurrah! Hurrah! our heroes of the sea! Hurrah! Hurrah! for Canada so free! Then our third and last hurrah! the greatest of the three, For our good old school of Trafalgar! To fill their pails with knowledge ,like a modern Jack and Jill, For quarter of a century, our girls have climbed the hill. The mother climbed before her and the daughter ' s climbing still . To the good old school of Trafalgar. Chorus Hurah! Hurrah! Trafalgar ' s blue and white! Hurrah! Hurrah! we hail them with delight. Whether at games or lessons, we will work with all our might To uphold the colours of Trafalgar. This day to do our duty is Trafalgar ' s motto true. Courageously and happily, we learn to do it too. When days are dark and stormy or when skies are bright and blue We uphold the motto of Trafalgar. Chorus. " Fortiter " , with courage now we say, " Fideliter " , where duty points the way. And then the last— " feliciter " —we ' re happy all the day At our good old school of Trafalgar. 22 HONOURS OF McGILL UNIVERSITY 1896 Florence Botterell, B.A English 1896 Katherine Mitchell, B.A English 1897 Mary Cameron, B.A.. : Mathematics, Medal 1898 Frances Cameron, B.A French and German, Medal 1899 Kathleen Finley,B.A French and German, Medal 1904 Myra Bouchard, B.A 1905 Ruth Lyman B.A Biology 1906 Blanche Gillmor, B.A 1908 Anna MacKeen, B.A 1909 Jessie McDonald, B.A Special Certificate, M.A. 1910 Katherine Trenholme, B.A .English and French 1913 Anna Cameron, B.A English 1913 Anna Leonqwens, B.A English 1913 Margaret Morison, B.A English and French 1913 Olive Reinhardt, B.A English and History 1913 Dorothy DuiT,B.A Biology, Medal 1915 Theodora Braidwood 1916 Margaret Cameron, B.A First Bank Honours French and English 1916 Helen Eraser, B.A . . . : 1916 Grace McDonald, B.A .Special Certificate 1917 Marjorie Spier, B.A. First Bank Honours English and History Miss Mabel Hanington, M.A Toronto University Medical Missionary in China. The following girls are at present working at McGill: — Helen Hague, Gwynneth Craig, Fanny Grindley, Mary Gibbs, Florence MacLaren, Janie Spier, Helen Higginson. SCHOOL SONG Tun ' ' Tight Little Island " Daddy Wisdom one day to Nelson did say " If ever I needed a school now The one I should hit on would be that on Simpson " Said Nelson " why that ' s my Trafalgar. " Oh what a schqpl is Trafalgar! The best of all schools is Trafalgar! All the world round, none can be found So happy as our old Trafalgar! " 23 SCHOOL SONGS We publish below two school songs sent in by present girls, and the above anonymous fragment which in the opinion of the editors is worth completion. They therefore, offer to publishin the next munbers of " Echoes " the best couple of verses which complete this song. Tune Macushla " Trafalgar, Trafalgar Our beacon, thou art ever; Guide us, help us. Our aim to pursue, Teach us in all things. Ever to love thee: To trust thee, to shield thee Uphold thee, all through. Trafalgar, our mainstay In moments perplexing. A firm rock of knowledge Of Nelson renown. Trafalgar, Trafalgar, In fond adoration. We hail thee, we laud thee Trafalgar, our own. MARJORIE ANNABLE. Form II la Tune— " Polly, Wolly, Doodle " Trafalgar is a splendid school, Which many girls adore. Merry faces you do see. And merry words do pour. Chorus Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah! for good old Trafalgar For Fam off to go, to the Gym you know To play basket-ball. After prayers, come lessons, Much to the girls ' regret, But soon comes recreation. Which they cannot forget. Chorus Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah! etc. 24 SCHOOL SONGS— Continued And after recreation, Come lessons once more, Then you are dismissed To scratch the inky floor. Chorus Hurrah! hurrah! etc. On Mondays there is dancing. And Wednesdays basket-ball, On Tuesdays there are lectures In the Assembly Hall. Chorus Hurrah! hurrah! hurrah! etc. FRANCIS ARMSTRONG Form Upper II B THE SCHOOL CHRONICLE September 13th — We had our usual school-opening at 12 oclock, at which ceremony we welcomed our new principal Miss Cumming. December 22nd, — Christmas holidays began. January 15th, — School re-opened. February 15th, — Friday evening, the middle-school dance. March 1st, — Senior dance. March 8th,— Junior party. March 28th, — Easter holidays began. April 9th, — School re-opened. ROSS LECTURES 1. The Web of Life — Prof. Lochead showed us the inter dependence of all life on this planet. 2. Bacteria — Dr. Harrison made us realize more fully how much we are affected by these organisms in our every-day life. 3. Birds — Dr. Hamilton gave us descriptions of the live? of the more common birds of Canada. 4. Value of Food — Miss Hill. This lecture was particularly interesting at this present moment when all house- holds are concerned with food problems. Miss Edgar spoke to us about the splendid work done by the Y. W. C. A. and their need for money for their camps this summer. We showed our interest by contributing $400.00 to the fund. June 13th — Summer holidays began. 25 BASKET-BALL REPORT During the year the Basket Ball Club has shown a keen interest in the game and as a result many fine matches have taken place. The first team has improved wonderfully in quickness and passing and has kept up the good reputation left them by former teams. The first match of the year was played against the Old Girls. It was played 15 minutes each way with 5 minutes half-time. After a very closely contested half hour the present team led with a score of 28 to 20. Tea was served afterwards. The past team consisted of: — Shooters — Janie Spier, Eileen Harvey. Centres — Jean Rutherford, Gwynneth Craig. Guards — Fanny Grindlay, Dorothy McPhail. Another good match was played when th school challenged the House on November 26th, and the score was 20 to 21 in favour of the school. The school team served tea afterwards to the house girls. On 16th December the return match was played and the score was 22 to 27 in favour of the House. The inter class cup matches were arranged in a table and played off in April and May. They were very well played, each girl taking part played her best to win the cup for her form. The result of the matches are as follows in the lower school: — April 25tli— Team of Form I vs. Form Upper I with a score of 4 to 29 in favour of Upper I. April 24th — Team of Form Upper HA vs. Form Upper HB with a score of 31 to 26 in favour of Upper HB. Team of Form Upper I vs. Form H with a score of 26 to 22 in favour of Form II. Team of Form II vs. Form Upper I IB with a score of 69 to 7 in favour of Upper I IB. The winning team in the lower school is Form Upper I IB. UPPER SCHOOL April 25th — Team of Form IIIA vs. Form IIIB, with a score of 32 to 8 in favdlir of IIIA. April 23rd — Team of Form IV vs. Form V, with a score of 28 to 27 in favour of Form IV. May 14th — Team of Form IIIA vs. Form IV, with a score of 20 to 19 in favour of IIIA. May 21st — Team of Form IIIA vs. Form VI, with a score of 32 to 15 in favour of Form VI. Form VI is the winning form in the Upper School but IIIA proved a " not ignominious foe " . Tea was served after the match by Miss Padfield and Miss Trotter. 26 Three very exciting matches were played against the Basket- Bail team of Miss Edgar ' s and Miss Cramp ' s School. The first game took place on Tuesday May 7th, in our gymnasium where we were beaten on our own ground with a score of 13 to 12. Refreshments were served in the House. The second game was played on Tuesday May 14th, in the gymnasium of Victoria School where Trafs blue and white led in a final score of 28 to 14. Refreshments were served afterwards by Miss Edgar ' s Team. The third match was played on Tuesday May 28th at the M. A. A. A. where after a very close and exciting game we lost with a score of 16 to 14. Mr Duncan presented the cup to the captain of Miss Edgar ' s Team. The girls in our team are: — Forwards — Marjorie Guthrie, Leonie Ward. Centres — Dorothy Russel, Louisa Napier. Guards — Dorothy Acer (Captain), Louise Morrison. CAPTAINS OF THE BASKET-BALL TEAMS Form VL Leonie Ward 4 i V. Dorothy Russel H IV. Marjorie Rutherford H IIIA. F. Lloyd i4 IIIB, J. Smith Upper . IIA. G. Parsons Upper JIB. Margaret McKenzie IL F. Bishop Upper L F. Newman L F. Pashley This year the T. B. B. badges were awarded to:— Leonie Ward, Louisa Napier and Louise Morrison. At the annual meeting of the Basket Ball Association the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: — Captain Dorothy Russell Vice-Captain Marjorie Guthrie Secretary -Treasurer Louise Morrison Convenor of Committee Helen Drummond The Association next year will become an Athelbtic Association embracing basket-ball, tennis and Badminton. 27 IN NONSENSE LAND " A little nonsense now and then Is relished by the wisest men. " From Form VI. " The OS innomination is the foundation of all living beings. " From Form V. (a) " My father and worker travel quite a bit, and they used to bring me banners of every city they visited. But one Sum- mer I left them in our city house, and the moths ate quite a lot of them, and as I was rather tired of them, I gave them to my brother for his dormitory at boarding school. ' (b) Of what case is Sir Eric Geddes? K. C. B. From Form IV. " Pick up cherries by their tails. " From Form III A, " Lord Atholstan is one of my greatest admirers. " From Form 1 1 IB. " The soldiers had breakfast and were then divided into two parts. " From Form I. The following essay was written after a lesson on King Bruce and the spider ' THE LITTLE BUILDERS " Once upon a time there were two little sparrows namei Mr. and Mrs. Martin and one d ay they thought they would build a a nest. Ehey had a nice place in a corner of a window in one of the houses. When the nest was all built, Mrs Martin laid some little eggs Then after all that work when she had got her babies they were taken from her. Then she laid some more, and again they were taken from her, but at last she got some dear little babies. So if at first you don ' t succeed try, try, try again. From Form Upper 1 1 A. Q. " What is the name of a four sided figure " ? A. A Quadruped. " 28 30 FANCY DRESS GYM. ON THE LAWN From Upper I IB. (a) ' ' When thou prayest shut thyself in a dark closet. " (b) " Simeon was Peter ' s brother, and Anna was his (lady) friend. " " The children of Israel killed the golden calf, and sprinkled its blood on the door post, so that the angle of death should pass over. " When she arrived on the barren coast of Scotland she met a strange tongue. (V) ODDS AND ENDS 1. " What is the end view of a funnel? " This we feel will need the intellectual ability of Form VI. 2. " Who had the largest knitting bag at the Old Girls Tea Party? What was its use? " 3. Who will undertake to filter some lead pencils and send in the filtrate to the editor? 4. " Why cannot Canada send over greater supplies of men? Answer from the Sixth — " Because of the shortness of the men " . 5. We are indebted for the following to Form IIIA:— Area of a boarder=i2 (15 x 3) x 2 (16 x2) sq. ft.=154 sq. ft. Note — This is only after three years spent in the house. 6. Who knows each difficulty before it is expressed? 7. Who is this: — Door opens, one stride, bell bangs, and simultaneously " who is the King of Honolulu? IGNORANCE IS BLISS Geometry! whose very thought Has nightmjares in my sleep of wrought, And dancing through my brain I see Bisecting lines at C. and D. And chord and circles inter twined, Form Hieroglyphics on my mind, While Euclid with accusing look Asks, why I do not love his book? L. WARD. 33 TRAFALGAR ALPHABET A is our artist, with her we begin, B every morning, plays us a hymn C is not here, but she ' s surely not going D is the flower we all love to see growing E works us hard, when her tommies doti ' t claim her F teaches us Latin, for our dullness don ' t blame her G are the Trafal. girls from every country H was a bird, but she swooped on a bee I am the author of this foolish rhyme J bangs the gong, and keeps us on time K are the kisses, taboo ' d cause of germs! L has taught German and French many terms M is the museum so oft wrapt in dust N are the noodles, and fill them we must O is over work at Trafal. not oft found P uses terms, to the layman profound Q is the queerness of school life in general R are the rules which we ' ve oft found ephemeral S could we think of the old house without her? T in Geography none of us doubt her U are the reader, but don ' t be too critical V are the voters with yearnings political W is the Wednesday we sat in detention X is the xylem which botanists mention Y in the dickens did we try to do this? Z is the end, so the author ' s in bliss. " Oh wad some power the giftie gie us To see ourselves as others see us " . Who is she who smiles serenely on the turbulent crowd, reposing on " the beautiful thoughts behind that clear, calm brow " ? (D.A.) Who is she with " hair such a wonder of flax and floss. Freshness and fragrance, floods of it too. Gold, did I say? Nay gold were dross. " (E.A.) Who is " so fair, so innocent, so wild " ? (G.B.) Who is " Modest as a Violet, Blushing as a Rose " ? (L. C.) Who is she who has a house in the country, covered with a vine, seen in no other garden. It has large pink petals not pink exactly, sort of yellowish. It has leaves, but they ' re green. It doesn ' t climb exactly, it just clings. (W.G.H.B.) (The editor would be grateful if the name of this exotic could be discovered.) 84 Who comes from Sydney where the coal grows? (H MacD.) Who would " Argue, argue, argue, argue Argue all the day. She ' d argue ufitil she was black in the face And her teeth were worn away? (W. M. G.) Who was known personally by Burns? " When a ' the fairest maids were but The fairest maid was bonnie Jean. " (J. D.) Who has " such stores of wisdom so freely given? " (G. W.) If speech is silver, and silence golden who would make many American (silver) dollars? V . (B. W.) I do no maths ofi Latin, I neither work nor drill I play, I smile, I dance, I talk Much more would make me ill. (M. R.) " False I will never; rash I would not be " what I have said, I have said, Though I may have spelt it wrong! (L. N.) . I used to rise to fall, But now I ' m propped with dignity For I shoot the basket-ball With elegant simplicity. (L. W.) Phyllis so deft of finger. So ready with paste and bill. So long o ' er her studies doth linger We fear that she ' ll really be ill. (P.R.) 35 GYMNASTIC OFFICERS Captains Lieutenants Form VI L. Ward L. Napier V D. Russel W. Guthrie " IV P. Hall A. Frith " IIIA E. Dunton K. Falconer " IIIB J. Smith B. Simpson Upper IIA G. Parsons B. Pratt Upper IIB W. MacKenzie E. Anderson " II A. Coglirn L. Robertson " I J. Jamieson E. Wallace IF. Pashley G. Borden On Friday and Saturday, March 22nd and 23rd, our Gym- nastic Demonstration was held. It opened with a delightful exhibition of gymnastics by the little girls ;their work was spontaneous and happy they were all alert and precise in their movements, and we felt that their gymnas- tic lessons must be lessons of pure enjoyment. Exercises, bean bag races, and apparatus work were interesting features of the gymnastic work, through perhaps jumping with the ropes was the most exciting over 7 feet being cleared by the highest jumper. An exhibition of dancing formed the second and lighter part of the performance. All the dances were most enjoyable, and it is difficult to select any for mention if not all. The ballroom dances were charming and so were the peasant and flower dances, the costumes in them being most artigtic and becoming. Perhaps if one dance might be selected that of Night Dawn, and MpVning was especially graceful. This dance was graceful and its " setting was most effective, We all left the hall feeling as we feel every year, that the standard of gymnastic work and dancing at Trafalgar is a high one, LEONIE WARD (VI) GYMNASTIC DISPLAY One of the most interesting events of the school year is the gymnastic display, every girl that is in any way an athlete has a chance of taking part in it and is assigned her place. This year the display took place on Friday night and Satlirday afternoon, the 22nd and 23rd of March. For two weeks before the display the girls taking part in it came back to practise in the afternoon giving up music and extra lessons willingly, and devoting their fepare time to gym ; so that the display should be a success. The first half of the programme was given over to gymnastics, which included junior, intermediate and senior gymnastic tables. heaving exercises, ropes jumping, bean-bag races and exercises on the boom and horse. The other half was an exibition of fancy dances. The item which afforded the most interest and excitement was the bean bag race. Each class had its own team and each team its captain. The captains drilled their teams every spare minute they had. Two or three matches were held during the term when the display came the teams were in pretty godd shaipe. As the audience watched the dancing they were unaware of the confusion that was reigning in the dressing rooms below. Each girl had her dresser, who had her clothes all ready to hop into, because some of the best dancer were in every second dance. Friday night, after the Grand March, Sir William Peterson presented the captains arid lieutenants of the different classes with badges on which was marked " C " or " L " to show their rank. They had done splendid work during the year in drilling their divisions. There was hardly a ' hitch " in the whole programme. Every- one said it was a splendid success and they had enjoyed it very much. AILEEN ROSS (IV.) THE OLD GIRLS ' TEA One day the eyes of all were attracted by a poster on the notice board which informed us that the Old Girls were givirig a tea for the Red Cross Society on Friday April. On that day we turned up in full numbers and our expectations were more than realized. We did full justice to the dainty fare provided for us. During the tea we were entertained by various old students who played and sang to us. Mrs. Keenan aroused our enthusiasm by the work done by Montreal girls among the French and Belgian refugees in the South of France. The net proceeds were $80.00 which was a pleasing climax to an enjoyable afternoon. Besides our work for the Red Cross, we have sent between two and three hundred garments to a Maternity Hospital at Chalons, France, which is under the War Relief Committee of the Society of Friends in England and in which 700 babies have been born since war broke out, w e have also sent more than $100.00 in money. 37 CORRESPONDENCE Trafalgar Institute My Dear Girls, May 1918 It, is indeed a pleasure to greet you from the pages of our school magazine. The magazine was a dream of the earlier months of the year and I am so glad that you have succeeded in making your dream come true. Perhaps there were some doubts just at first about the venture but these were soon dispelled and the enthusiasm of the editors and committee easily won the sympathy and cooperation of you all. In the life of a school, each year is characterized by a spirit that is peculiarly its own, lent to it by a thousand little indefinable ways. The magazine, we hope will catch this elusive " something " and keep it alive for us. There, too, it will help to keep the Old Girls in touch with their school. Wherever they are its message will reach them and bring memories of past days. How interested we shall be, also, to read of the work they are doing! A;s the year has gone on I have been more and more impressed by the high standard of your work and your seriousness of purpose. The war has, I think, made you realize more keenly the need to use time well. You cannot all head the class-lists but most of you have gifts of some kind and it is for you to discover your own particular talent and to use it for the common good. " No life can be pure in its purpose and strong in its strife, and all life not be purer and stronger thereby. " It was good to see how faithfully many of you attended the Red Cross group, giving ungrudgingly of your time and energy. In winter when the weather was bad and in summer when it was tempting to be out of doors the attendance was always good. These busy Friday afternoons gave a happy sense of comradeship with present and past girls and a great deal of work was accbmplished If you have worked well, you have also played well, throwing yourselves whole-heartedly into all your games. I have watched with pleasure and great interest the strides you have made in basket-ball and the spirit of unity and unselfishness that has characterized your play. The team has admirably upheld the tradition of the school. Work, games and social activities all play their part in forming your characters and preparing you for fields of service which on account of the war will be wider and more varied that any that have been open to women in the past. I would like to wish God-speed to the mistresses and girls who are leaving and to thank them for their loyalty and devotion to the school. Yours affectionately, JANET L. GUMMING. The girls of the upper school have written several letters to refugee Belgian girls who are interned in Holland, and the two answers which we print below show how much these little tokens of friendship havde been appreciated. Saturday Feb. 3th 1918 No. 95 Luid Osterplum Blak 18 Plucht Ord, Uden Holla i . Dear Marion, I received your letter and photos and I thank you very much for it and that picture with the ggunasium girls is also very nice it looks nearly like our suits from the gymnasiumn. I hope you did ' nt get a fright when you received my photo Isuppose you thought that i look very little and yong on it but I ' m not that yong than you ' ll think because I ' m 16 years of age the 21 Feb. and I hope you will write we how old you are.. Is ' int it funny to write a letter to a girl you don ' t know and that you ' ve never seen but I hope that I could see you when the war will be finished 0 would ' nt that be a fun and we could tell each other such a lot of things. The English Ladiies took a photo of us to day all the friendly girls and we had such a lot of fun and we were playing in the woods and we went for a walk because it was such nice weither to day. I ' ll write you a little of the friendly girls they all got a blouse on 1 waer a green one and some of them wear brown ones with blue collars and then we ' ve got a chane of beeds first there is six classes and if you are in the first class then you get three beeds diferent coulars and then get one if you do a good deed and then lots of others things do you see of course in the winter we ' ve havent as much fun as in the sumer in the winter we harttly go any walks but then we ' ve got Mondays and Thursday a very agoing then we learn lots of danses and games and lot of other things and when it si big vergaderirig we do them all some times we play for our mothers and then another time for our friends do you see in the summer we make our tents up in the woods but of course in the winter it is to cold for that so we get some flowers and then we decoat our workroom with them and them make a little stage and then we begin to play all sorts of things here in the camp are scouts boy also and they also make lots of fun others is every thing the same and quite yet I ' ll have to stop writing now 1 and close my letter I hope I ' ll have more news to write to you the next time so good bie now dear and .please write soon. You loving friend from far, ROSIE RITTER r • J T r • Sunday Dec. 15th, 1917 Dear friend Marion: — I wont to write a little letter to you so I suppose you ' ll get a supprise when you ' ll receive this the first thing I also wanted a littel friend to write to of course I ' m not a yong girls nomore but I ' m a married woman and I to write you how the Camp looks 39 like I have a little shop here and four children and I sell all sorts of things like sugar and ginger cake and sweetis and all sorts of thing you see and Ive got 3 boy and two gails but one littel girl died here 9 jears of age and then I ' ve got one girl in Belgium yet. I ' m also a Belgium refregee and I wanted a little English Mend to write to you is i ' nit pleasant to write to somebody you don ' t know of course you might think I ' m a little old to wright to but it dose ' nt matter does it there are lot of girls here up Camp that wrights to girls n Canada and they got all those addreses from the Emglish ladies here, now I ' ll write you a littel of the Camp the first thing it looks like a little town and there is 39 Baraks here and lots of workrooms and there is a washing bark and there is a zaal where they play theatre and in each barak is a eating zaal and in the mid- del of the barak is a littel lane for to run through so it is that easly in the winter that you dont even need to come outside for to go to eat first there were eating zaals in the middel of the camp so for every meal time you had to go to it and feither there is a point shop you earn here paint do you see instead of money and one point that means two cents in thee summer its pleasent here but of course in the winter jits very cold hear this winter we have a lot of snow but last winter it was much colder now I hope you will answer me please so no more news at the present. From your loving friend, CAROLINE JACOBS THE MIDDLE SCHOOL MASQUERADE The masquerade of the Middle School was held on the fifteenth of February, nineteen hundred and eighteen, at eight o ' clock. The party began with a grand march and the array of brilliant costumes was a pretty sight. There were Turks and Spaniards, Colonial dances with their escorts, Chinamen from their far off land and even a few khaki-clad figures had escaped from the ranks for the occasion. There were games and dances of all kinds. Some of the older girls played the piano for the dances and everyone joined in " Gath- ering Nuts in May " with great enthusiam and there were two gay lines for " Sir Roger de Coverly. " About nine- thirty every one gathered together and Miss Cumming gave the two prizes for the best costumes to Evelyn Springle and Eleanor Bishop. Evelyn looked very sober in her black Chinaman suit and no gayer Colonial lad could have been found than little Eleanor in her blue coat and powdered wig. After the distribution of the prizes the girls went into the house where the " boarders " and the form officers served the refreshments which Miss Samuel had ready for them. A little after ten o ' clock the parents arrived for the girls and after a march to show the gay costumes everyone sang " God Save the King " and so ended a happpy evening. B. L. BULLARD, IIIA. 40 THE BERMUDAS Long years ago there stretched from sea to sea the beautiful continent of Atlanta, and on its silvery shores the nymphs and mermaids played happily. But one day the nymphs offended Neptune and the latter in his wrath caused the land to sink grad- ually below the water. Neptune, however, when he saw the sorrow of the nymphs, felt that the punishment was rather severe and let the tops of the mountains rise again above the water. So runs the old legend of the Bermudas, and the little islands still seems to have retained the fairy charm of the long lost Atlanta. The north shore of the island is very rocky, but here and there, sheltered from the wind, are little coves and bays where the wavse lap lazily on the beach. The houses are nearly all built of white stone and the white roofed cottages nestling among the green hills stand out dazzlingly in the sun light. Along the white dusty road the old stage coach, a relic of former days, still lumbers on its way. Through the green trees flash the bright colours of the blue- bird and the red bird, and all nature seems happy and glad to be alive. The sun-light sparkles on the water, and here and there, like beautiful emeralds set in the sea are numerous little islands, and the white sails flit in and out like great sea-gulls. There is something so beautiful and peaceful about the scenery ; the gentle ripple of the waves, and the brillantly coloured hedges of oleanders ranging frdm a delicate shade of pink to a deep red. On the south shore of the island huge black cliffs rise abruptly from the pink sands, and the white tipped waves chase eafch other merrily on the beach. Each wave rides majestically for- ward, rises for one brief second, a great transparent green wall, and then with renewed force curls over, and rushes forward a seething mass of froth. At night when the moonlight plays over the water, far out beyond the breakers can be heard the musical laughter of the nymphs who still love their mountain tops of old Atlanta. L. WARD. BRITANNIA RIGHT AND LEFT Our form is called the second form but it is really the third class in the school. At the beginning of the year Ailsie Coghlin was elected captain and Laura Roberston, Lieutenant. We called our sections Brit- annia Right and Left, and chose for our badge the colours of the Allies, and to distinguish the officers from the others, we put a thin band of gold in the middle . There are nine girls in Britannia Right and eight girls in Britannia Left. About a week before the display we were given blue and white stripes for good works. LAURA ROBERTSON Form II 41 TOGO There were four of us and we were very happy. Bluette was called Bluette because she had such a lovely blueish-gray coat. Caruso was all black and got his name because he sang so well. They said Blighty was a " bit of all right. " I am black and have a white tie but I don ' t know why they called me Togo. Soon we found our basket rather small. Bluette was the first to discover a way out. There was a chair beside our basket, and she climbed down, and we followed her but first we fell on our heads. It was fun going around on the smooth floors and then we began to chase each other all over. Once I got too far between the openings in the bannister and fell from one flat right down to the other I was dreadfully scared, but I wanted to see where I was but Baby came along (she was my youngest mistress and teased me most) and carried me upstairs again. The first time mother brought us a mouse, we did not know what it was, but Caruso thought it was a spool, and began to play with it. Afterwards when mother brought more mice Caruso began to eat them and then we all rushed to him and tried to get the mouse away. One day mother started chasing us up the trees It was great fun and we learned to climb trees so well that we chased each other all over them one day. Once when I had just had my dinner, one of the children took me up and put me into a horrid basket with a cover. I stayed there a long time and then Baby took me out I was in a train and Baby and her sister put me on the seat between them but after a while they put me back again. When they took me out of the basket I was in a strange place, I thought that thfey would put mp in the kitchen where I had slept before but they took me to bed with them, because they thought I would be lonesome. Now they are always saying " you lazy cat " just because I happen to go to sleep for nearly a day if it is raining. The other day I caught a snake but the cook and Baby are not sure if I ate it or not. I saw another on the hill and I sprang on it but it was wicked and started to chase me but I ran and it did not hurt me. I am enjoying myself in spite of these things, but I do hate to have them call me a lazy cat. BEATRICE CARTER Form Upper 1 JUNE BUGS " June-bugs " are supposed to be a true sign of spring, so evidently summer is here ocne more. There has been great confusion for the last three nights in the Upper Dormitory, and this has been caused by a few wee bugs who have apparently no aim in life but to terrify us. 42 " MY NIGHTMARES " I had some awful nightmares once which made me scream and yell and you will not be surprised at the things I have to tell. I diieamed a shark with a yellow head was chasing chasing me. He seemed to go much faster than ever I could flee; at last I was caught and brought home to his family in the sea. His wife said, " oh John; what a lovely present: we ' ll have half of it for tea. " I dreamed I was a nigger boy walking by the Nile, when up popped a slimy head. It was a crocodile: He had a long green body and on his face was the broadest smile! I ran and ran and ran, but could not seem to get away, the more I ran and ran and ran the more I seemed to stay. The crocodile he caught me, but now he looked quite red: he turned me round and I will tell exactly what he said, " The nightmares come of eating cake and pickles before bed. " EVELYN E. A. SPRINGLE Upper HB. WILD ANIMALS WE HAVE KNOWN I aint afeered of snakes, er toads, er worms, er bugs, er mice, And things that girls is skeered of I thinks is awful nice. Somehow these lines do not seem to have been written for the Upper Domitory, and this term we have had an especial attraction for all kinds and descriptions of wild beasts. One night shortly after Easter I awoke suddenly and heard a queer sound which struck instant terrors to my heart. I sat up and listened intently but as I did not hear it again went back to sleep. At six o ' clock I awoke again and heard tjie tinkle of a tiny bell and a very hard " Meow! Meow! " Being frightened I decided that I would not be the only one awake, so I said in a loud voice, " Wake up everyone, there ' s a cat in here " ! Immediately there werfe cries of, " Here, puss, puss! " and, " you darling. " But my brave neighbor knowing that I was really afraid leapt out of bed, very scantily clad and charged down the dormitory after a large grey cat, shrieking, " go ' way you divil " ! Needless to say the " divil " went and has never been seen since. 43 THE UNION JACK The flag of our dear old motherland Loyal and brave and true, Its praises are sung by the thousand In the old land and the new. It leads on our troops to victory It floats o ' er our jolly crew Then cheer for the army and navy And cheer for the Red ,White and Blue! ADRIANCE KILGOUR, IIJA. A WOOD IN SPRING One night the faireis of Cowslip ' s Lane Decided a dance to hold, In the very centre of the wood Before the moon was old. Next morning on the dewy grass A fairy ring shone white. And that was the only trace that was left Of the revels the previous night. A wood in Spring is more beautiful than at any other time in the year. All the little Spring flowers are coming up, and the ferns are beginning to unfold. Most people think that there are no fairies, but there are. Every flower is a fairy ' s home, but unless you came and looked at the proper time you would see no fairies. Of course there are not nearly as many of them as there used to be, because whenever you pick a flower and it dies, the fairy who lives in it dies also. They have a lot of work to do, especially in the spring, for they have all the baby flowers to pull out of the ground, and they have to remind the birds that spring is cpming, so that they will be here in time. The soft green moss that grows in the woods in Springtime is the fairies ' bed, and as they have to make their beds every morning ,that is what makes the moss so green. The lovely golden orioles, humming-birds, and wild canaries are the fairy horses, and if you look hard some day, you may see a fairy on a bird ' s back. Perhaps you think that the squirrel is greedy to pick up so many nuts in the Autumn, but they are not all for himself; some of them are for the elves that live with him in his home. When the leaves begin to come out, there is not so much work for a fairy to do, for the sun and rain do the rest. EDDELINE MUSSEN, IIIB. 44 THE FAIRY BIRD Once upon a time there lived a fairy who had gotten into mischief of some kind or other, and for punishment she was con- demmed to live for several years in the form of a bird. Yellow being her favorite color, the fairy chose to become a yellow bird. At the end of the third year of her punishment, when it was almost time for her release, the yellow bird was caught by a servant of the king. Now this king was very fond of the little feathered people, and loved to study their different habits. So when this new speciemen was shown to him, he was de- lighted and ordered that the bird should be put into a golden cagft, " For " said, the king " it is so beautiful that it would be a shame to put it in anything less splendid. As it was impossible for the king to visit his birds every day, he ordered his servant to observe the beautiful creature ' s habits closely, and report daily to him. The same afternoon, the king ' s little daughter, Dora, whom everybody loved very much, fell from her horse and was seriously injured. For days after, it was rumoured that she was dying, and, the king was so heart-broken that he refused to eat or sleep. A deep gloom came over all who lived in the palace. Day by day the little princess grew weaker and thinner. One day she was awakened by wonderful singing. First it was soft and sweet, then it grew gradually louder, till the air echoed back the sound; now soft and low, now louder and louder it swelled, now grew suddenly tender, endearing, now passionate, then sweetly and softly the song died away. It was full of hope and courage, and it brought hope and courage to the sick child. This wonder- ful song was sung once a day, and the princess began to get well; but as yet nobody knew who the singer was, or from whence thfe song came One day, .she failed to catch the song and for many days it was unheard. The princess began to grow worse, and the king, seeking for consolation, went off to visit his birds, which were in a part of the palace just opposite to the princess ' s ' . As the king approached the cage of the yellow bird, a gentle little voice cried out " Oh let me out, please let me out " ! after hesitating for a minute the king opened the door of the cage, and a lovely little fairy danced out. She was dressed in buttercups, with lovely wings of sparkling ' gauze. Her shining golden hair hung in long curls, and around her head was a wreath of forget- me-nots. The king stepped back, astonished. However, the fairy bowed and told the king that she had been compelled to take the form of a bird, as a punishment, and as she had cheered the princess with her song, the length of her punishment had been shortened. 45 She told the king that the little princess would recover, and then flew out of a nearby window, in a little golden cloud. She was never seen again by any one on the palace, but the little princess was awakened every Christmas morning by the song that had cheered her so much when she was ill, and although she always sprang up and ran to the window, she never saw the fairy, only the little golden cloud, slowly disappearing in the distance. EILEEN FOSTER (IV) " OUR REVELS NOW ARE ENDED " THE ALLIED DANCE A school girl ' s life is not supposed to be a gay one, and there- fore it generally consists of a large amount of work and some play As for evening parties or dances; — they are usually considered out of place for young girls who while they are still at school should keep early hours and get all the sleep possible. We had heard rumours for some time about a school dance, but they finally subsided, and we thought that we were not going to have one. But one day the staff, sixth, fifth and fourth forms w fre all invited to an Allied Ball. At once there was a great dekl of talk about costumes and partners, and everyone began to fill out programmes for Friday , evening. Nearly everyone was greatly interested and exftted about it, wondering what everyone else would be. At last the night arrived, and we all formed two by two and awaited our turn to be announced to our hostess by two heralds. There was every possible kind of costume, and I have hardly ever seen a prettier sight than the Hall crowded with represent- ations of noted people of many nationalities. The corridors were arranged into little cozy-corners where it was very comfort- able to sit out between dances. We had ten dances, some of which were fancy ones, as Sir Roger. Many of the costumes were really w onderfully made, and it hardly seemed possible that the girls had made them themselves. There were a great number of nurses and soldiers but the majority of the people had spent more time, and thought on their costumes and were most picturesque. At ten o ' clock we went down to the drawing-room for refresh- ments and when supper was over we all joined hands and sang " Auld Lang Syne " . After I have left school and look back on the days spent here as " the happiest ones of my life, " as everyone says I shall, the thing that I shall remember most distinctly, I think, will be the Hall as it looked on the night of our Allied Ball. KAY BULLARD, Form V) 46 THE FOURTH FORM ' S EASTER PICNIC We all set off about half-past eleven on the Wednesday of Easter week. We took the car that goes round the mountain and then transferred to the Cartierville one. When we got to Cartierville about ten of us marched into a little store just opposite the station looking as if we were quite able to buy the place out if we wished. After haggling over the price of ginger ale, we boUght two cents worth of salt and went out looking more like whipped puppies with their tails between their legs, than anything else. The house to which we were going was quite a distance from the station so it was about one o ' clock when we reached our destina- tion. It belonged to some old Trafalgar girls and had many ver- andahs and looked out on the river which was still solid ice. We prepared our lunch on one of the verandahs, and such a lunch! It was the best ever tasted, and as the walk had given us all good appetites we didn ' t leave much. The barn and farmyard belonging to the house were across the road and after everything had been put away we went to explore. There were some horses and one cow in the stables and also an automobile. Upstairs there was a loft and up we went to explore it. When our eyes had got accustomed to the semi- darkness, we spied a door which when opened showed a small platform jutting out into space over the yard. It was the place for getting the hay up and down and we soon caught sight of a rope hanging on a nail. With five or six girls holding it tight three of us slid down to the ground and one of the most ambitous though quite the smallest even climbed up although the rope was very thin. After leaving the stables we went further along the road till we came to a sugaring camp where we inquired if we could have a sugaring-off party. We were told that the sap was not quite ready but that if we came back in two weeks it would be. Then as there were no people anywhere round some of the younger and more flighty members of the form took off their skirts and played leap-frog. This was put to an end by one of the " leapers " taking a neat somersault into the mud and having to be dried. The place where we were seemed full of dogs. There were four little white dogs belonging to the farm and on our way home from the sugaring camp we met two lovely airedale puppies which followed us back. When we were playing with a ball the dogs nearly went mad, dashing after it and falling all over each other in their efforts to get it first. 47 Before going home we gathered huge branches of pussy- willows and one girl seeing some that looked especially tempting made a wild dive at them and landed knee deep in snow. With a little help and many struggles she was hauled feet first to dry land. Then we set out for home, and with our pussy willows in our arms, we looked more like a moving forest than the perfectly respectable 4th form of Trafalgar. P. HALL, IV. TO SPRING A stir, a sigh, and then she rose. Stretched to the sun, but found him chill. Cried to the trees, but found them bare. Winter was reigning still. But as she moved the breeze awoke. Played with her hair and softly passed. Billowed the green of her clinging gown, Glad to be free at last. Teased by his kisses she turned and smiled, It touched the heart of the pale cold sun, " I must be warm " he said, " and bright. Now that the spring ' s begun. " Warned by his beams she softly sang. The birds awoke to greet the morn, " Soon we will build our nests, " they said, " Now that the days are warm. " Cheered by their song she gaily danced. Beneath her feet the flowers peeped through, " Long have we waited to Come, " they cried, " I knew, " said the Spring, " I knew. " Sadly she looked at the leafless trees, Gently she touched their arms so bare. Quietly they woke, those sleeping buds. And Spring was everywhere. Happy was all the world that day, It knew of the glorious hours to come, But the breeze was sad and he softly sighed. For the work of the Spring was done. T ' is the way of the world thro ages long. We do our part, and then must go. We stay our time, and then pass on, And others reap what we sow. DOREEN GILLHAM (V). 48 NEW YORK BAY O, I have loved this Old World Better than the new, But I would give the whole of France And all of England, too, To float into that Bay at dusk And see against the sky Those giant towers, starred with lights, Mounting heaven high! WILLIAM INA PARRISH. Who has not felt the charm and fascination of New York Bay? The foreigner loves it, for there he may see the flag of his own coiuntry floatihg proudly in the breeze from the stern of a, ship of his land. The sailor enjoys watching the vessels and read- ing the various flag signals. The soldier is absorbed in the drilling and manoeuvring of the troops on Governor ' s Island. The airman takes a lively interest in the aeroplanes and observation balloons, that now are not unfamiliar sights. The artist is inspired to paint some of the queer old craft that are there one day and gone the next, and the ordinary citizen can never tire of it. At night the bay is one of th.e most beautiful places in the world. It is no exaggeration to say that it really looks like fairy- land; every building of the city is lit up and outlined with bright lights, and Brooklyn Bridge stretches across the river like a span of twinkling fairy stars, while the statue of Liberty, that wonderful gift of France to the United States, stands as a great guardian overlooking the whole harbour. Before the United States entered the war this huge figure was lit by many search-lights, hidden at her feet, that shone up on her afid made her shine forth as a great white guardian of the harbour and the city, but now she is only lit up one night a week, though her torch is always burning. One of the chief features now is the camouflaged boats. Some boats have just plain camouflage such as checks and diamonds, circles and wavy streaks of red, blue and yellow on their sides; and others go in for more fancy designs, and have waves with great white caps or sea-serpents painted on them. Some of those that pass through very dangerous waters have destroyers painted on them so that it would look as if the ship had a convoy. The idea of this bright camouflaging is that, when at a distance these colours become grey, and difficult to see through the periscope of an enemy submarine. One can never tire of the great ever-changing living picture of this, one of the busiest harbours of the world, and the fascination of it grows greater the more one sees and knows of it. MARJORIE GUTHRIE Form V 49 PEEPS AT THE ROCKIES Everyone has his favourite corner of the earth, some spot which is, to him, more beautiful than all the rest of the world, but everyone is agreed on the magnificence of the Rocky Mountains; while in some people they inspire feelings of awe and fear, in others a longing to furhter explore their superb heights, far above the clouds. Moraine Lake in the heart of the mountains, with its beautiful sapphire water, is noted from one end of Canada to the other, for its perfect colour. It lies completely surrounded by snow capped peaks, set like some precious gem amid the rugged mountains, reflecting their beauty in its calm survace. As you stand on the shore looking out across the lake you find yourself almost listening to the intense silence, silence so deep that it can be felt, then, perhaps, far away you can hear the winding horn which warns people on the narrow mountain road that the tally-ho is coming and that they must be ofif the road. Sometimes, when riding on a lonely mountain by-path, you suddenly come upon a rushing mountain torrent, which dashes at the rocks in its path with such fury, that you wonder how they have so long stood against the force of the water. These springs which for most of the year, are really harmless and beautiful, become in the early summer a real danger for they are swelled by the melting snow and dash with such headlong fury down the mountain side that they tear great trees up and carry them along. The sulphur cave at Banff is of great interest to all people travelling in the mountains. It was first discovered when some railroad officials were standing consulting and one of them noticed a thin bluish vapour rising seemingly from the ground, he was naturally greatly interested and tried to discover from where this vapour cone. It was found that it came from small a hole in the ground and that this small hole led into a large cave in the earth. Inside the sulphur cave are found some very curious rock formations: the rocks, for the most part, are yellowish and they are formed in long, twisted points from the top of the cave. The sulphur water is in a still lobkiiig black pool in the centre, the kind of pool out of which you expect a fearful, old witch to arise and cast her magic spell upon you. In the middle of the pool there seems to be a constant bubbling, as though the water were boiling and it is far beneath this bubbling surface that the sulphur spring comes into the pool. MIRIAM ROWLEY Form VI. CO 3 O P. z 2 w CO O O Q W o CO »0 O O CO o o Tt O 05 T-( T-H O C O rC O FT ; O O Ci CO CO CO poo XT ' S ! a -a -5 U c 3 -a . " o m if) o 5 C ) o o , " 2 i-j CD c i cj y o wo l-H 1 CD s € OOCOrHOOOcOCOCO t ' QO ' COOCOi-i b O O O O (M CO " Ti CO CO rfi Tt O ' -i 00 CO a u o CO to O Xi a 3 I iit tj o — 4-1 V- -5 JO o S c « _e; III o :z; Q A u!, S Q cii CQ Is o 51 THE TRAFALGAR RED CROSS GROUP The year nineteen hundred and eighteen has seen the organ - ization of a self-supporting Red Cross Group, at Trafalgar, thjpbugh prior to this year and since the beginning of the war there Vas a Red Cross Group , composed of House Girls and under ' Miss Samuel ' s direction. The need of this larger undertaking had been realized for some time and when on October nineteenth such a project was brought for vard it was loyalty supported, as it has been throughout the entire session. The meetings have been held on Friday afternoons at 3 O ' clock. The membership is 170. Twenty-one meetings have been held, with an average attendance of eighty-eight; the largest on any day being one hundred and sixteen and the smallest sixty-nine. The membership fee of 25 cents has been levied only twice. In addition to this however the Forms contributed weekly, sums of money, which though small, have made the splendid aggregate of $305.44. By special contribution, at the time of the Victory Campaign, the girls of the school bought a hundred dollar Victory Bond, for the Red Cross Group. Throughout the year at various times Forms have contributed Dramatic entertainments, during the Red Cross meetings, and here wish to thank them for the pleasure they have afforded us. Forms made substantial contributions to our funds by means of Red Cross Teas. Their contributions were as follows: — Form niA $31.00, Form Upper HB, $35.17. Mention should also be made of articles made and donated by the following Forms. Form Upper I. — Two knitted blankets for soldiers at St. Agathe. n. — Twenty pillow slips for Convalescent Military Hospital. — Twenty nightgowns for Patriotic Hospital Fund. " HIA. — Eighteen knitted baby garments for Patriotic Fund. We very much appreciated the practical and lovely mnaner in which the Trafalgar ' ' Old Girls " showed their interest in our work. On April twenty-sixth they gave us a Red Cross Tea, the proceeds of which amounted to eighty dollars. Those in charge were Mrs. Walter Jamieson, Mrs. Kenneth D. Young, Mrs. Henry Russel and Mrs. Notman. The programe given altogether by " Old Girls " was a most delightful one. Those taking part were Mrs. Keenan, Mrs Mercer, Miss Geraldine Patterson, Miss Mary Tooke and Miss Jean Cantlie (further mention of these entertain- ments will be found on another page). Liberal donations have been made us in money, wool and various kinds of materials. 52 The close of the year finds us able to look back with grateful consciousness that we have been able to make a creditable contrib- ution to the needs of the men in whose interests we are so deeply concerned. The articles completed are as follows: — Fall cloths 100 Handerchiefs 940 Personal property bags Bags 75 Socks — 265 pairs (100 pairs being the girl ' s Easter donation) Towels . . . 610 French caps 45 Sweaters 4 Wristlets 10 prs. Mufflers 41 Bed socks 53 prs. Pneumonia Jackets 20 Amputation covers 67 Total 2230 Of these 2143 articles were sent to the Red Cross; 13 muffler, and 4 pairs of socks to the Navy League; 50 wash cloths and 20 towels (not regulation Red Cross patterns) were divided equally between the Children ' s Memorial Hospital and the South of France Relief, the latter receiving in addition to this one half web of cheese cloth. We leave in material for the work of next year. Ererdom to the value of S18.50 One web canton flannel 8.00 29 lbs. wool ■ 41.70 Of the money raised by teas, etc., twenty-five dollars has been given to the Summer Camp at Val Morin, the balance of $121.17 has been divided equally between the Patriotic Fund; Navy League (for comforts) and South of France Relief. Though the majority, have shown great interest in the work, there are three members to whom we owe a great deal. The work of ordering for a group of this size, and the inspecting of the completed work, demands much time and thought, and of both Miss Samuel has given unstintingly, her efforts the success of the year is in no small measure due. A large supply of materials must be cut in readiness for each meeting. Miss Trotter early in the year organized a system among the sewing classes which has greatly simplified this matter. The group is grateful for the large share she has taken in its activ- ities. We v ish also to acknowledge our appreciation of Miss Brown ' s careful management of our finances. Very generous help was given us by Robinson Co., on the three occasions on which we held our Red Cross teas. The dishes used at this teas were lent us free of charge. 53 We have been glad indeed to welcome " Old Girls " who have come to our meeting. We realize that prior to the organization of this Group very many were already engaged in patriotic and Red Cross work. We trust however that some may be free to join us next year year, and thus give added impetus and encourage- ment to our work, and be a means of forming a bond between the " Old Girls " of Trafalgar and the new. D.L.G. The Editors regret they have inadvertently omitted the na- mes of the V. A. D ' s who are doing such splendid work in the city. The Members of the Trafalgar Institute, Red Cross Group, Simpson Street, Montreal. Dear Friends: — A piece of good news has just reached me, showing how active and generous the war spirit is among the members of your Red Cross Group. I have a great number of Trafalgar girls in the Fund doing excellent work. I hope their number will continually increase. Our welfare work for the families of our good soldiers is of National value, and the interest of your group in this work is of the greatest encouragement and help to our committee. I understand that a generous subscription to our Camp for Girls operated by our friends, Mr. and Mrs. Jennings, and a sub- scription for the special welfare fund, together with some baby clothes for our precious babies are on the way from your splendid group of workers. May I offer you in advance our cordial thanks and congratulations on your fine spirit and practical way of ex- pressing it. With deep appreciation I am. Cordially yours, HELEN P. REID, Convener of Auxiliary. Once she rose to fall Now she ' s propped with dignity, For she shoots the basket ball With elegant simplicity. Phyllis so deft of finger So ready with poster and bill, Too long o ' er her lessons doth linger Over study we fear ' 11 make her ill. Whose feet beneath her petticoat. Like little mice steal in and out As if they feared the light? " (L. W.) (P. R.) (A. McN) 54 A VISIT TO THE VATICAN Perhaps I am the only girl in Trafalgar who has been to Rome and seen a Pope. In the winter of 1913-1914 I had the honour of being received by His Holiness Pius X. We arrived in Rome on Monday afternoon and on Tuesday my father called on Abbe P of the Canadian College, with letters of introduction from the archbishop. Unfortunately he was not at home, but during the evening a waiter came up, with a large sized visiting card inscribed The Abbe P. " An appoint- ment was made to go with him to the Vatican to arrange for a private audience for us on Thursday morning. On Wednesday night a messenger came from the Vatican with the necessary papers in an envelope with the Papal Seal, and the honour of an audience was assured us. We had to wear the correct court dress, which for my mother was a highnecked black dress with a train and black lace mantilla, I wore white with a white mantilla, and my father all black with a white tie. On Thursday morning we had our cpflee in our rooms as usual and then dressed in full regalia. In a large motor we drove to the Canadian College and picked up the little Abbe who was most kind to us in every way. Arriving at the Vatican, we left our wraps in the motor and proceeded up a large white marble stair- case to the outer rooms of the audience chambers. In the first room there were a number of the celebrated Swiss Guard, in elab- orate uniforms of red and yellow. We happened to walk just behind three old men in purple, whom we took to be archbishops, as everyone stood up in deference to them as we entered each room. We walked through several rooms where everyone was dressed in black and they rose when we entered with our bishops. As we were among the chosen few we went to the last room, where there were only about sixteen people, and took our seats. There we waited nealry an hour, and were finally beckoned forward and escorted by very gorgeously dressed chamberlains through several other rooms, and then placed in a semicircle in a small room. After another long wait we were told to kneel down, and the Holy Father entered attended by some church dignitaries. He was a tall, handsome man, dressed all in white. He put up his hand and gave a blessing in Italian, (not Latin) and passed slowly along the row, putting out his hand to have his ring kissed and saying a few words to each person as he passed. Then he went into the other rooms, where he only gave his blessing, there being too many people to kiss the ring. Returning to our room, he spoke again and with a final benediction, withdrew. We then walked back the way we came, the people in the other rooms waiting till those in our room had gone through. 55 Cardinal Merr} del Val, the Papal Secretary of State, was kind enough to grant us a private audience. He is a most delight- ful man, speaks English perfectly, in fact he was born in England and partly educated there. He received us most kindly, made us sit on his sofa and talked of Art, and Montreal friends. After kissing his ring, a beautiful large emerald, we left the Vatican. The Abbe P. returned with us to the hotel for dejeuner. LOUSIA MARGARET FAIR Form V THE ADVERTISEMENT PARTY One Friday evening in the early part of May the house-girls gave an advertisement party. As we entered the hall, our first feeling was of confusion, on seeing so many well known advertisements, all walking about quite alive, just as if they had stepped from the advertising columns of a magazine to join in our happiness. There was a " Campbell Soup Kid " dancing with a truly fascinating Fatima Cigarette lady, who, with all her mystic oriental air seemed to be rather out of place in the arms of Campbell ' s Soup. There were Gold Dust Twins dancing about everywhere and their little yellow frills, and large saucepans made them visible from almost any part of the room. Johnny Walker, too, was there, with all his nineteenth century charm, and he brought his lady with him, whom he does not take to every ball. Perhaps the funniest thing of all, was to see a dignified college graduate dancing gaily, with a very small, and very black Cream of Wheat gentleman. I think many of us will look back with very happy memories to this foolish, but happy evening of our school girl days. MIRIAM ROWLEY, (VI). T Trafalgar ' s work and play for some arte o ' er, R Ready you stand to meet what life may bring, A Asking the best — the best you ' ll find, be sure, F For courage makes success of anything. A Around you still may happy memories cling, L Life ' s sunny moments come to you at need; G Good days, old comradeship, without a sting, A And many a merry word, and kindly deed, R Remembering these, we who are left bid you, " God Speed " . 56 ■]|||IIIIIIIIIC3lllllllillllC3llllllllllll»IIIIIIIIIIIIC]IIIIIIIIIIIIE]IIIIIIIIIIIIC]IIIIIIIIIIIIC3lllllllllll I Walter Paul Limited j I Is the best place in the City from which to get your | I Supplies, especially in the lines of Fine Groceries, | I Provisions of all kinds and Fresh Vegetables | 1 direct from the Farm or Garden. 1 I TABLE FRUITS OF ALL KINDS | I SPECIALLY SELECTED HAMS AND BACON | I FRESH BUTTEK AND NEW LAID EGGS | I RECEIVED DAILY | s = I Motto for Business - Reasonable Prices and Prompt Delivery | I 556 University Street Corner Burnside Street | ■]iiiiiiiiiiiit]iiiiiiiiiinE]iiiiiiiiiiiic]iiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiE]iiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiic3iiiin ■]iiiiiiiiiiiic}iiimiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiic]iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifiiiiic]iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiic3iiiii I Henry Gatehouse Son | — a I FISH OYSTERS GAME | I POULTRY and I 1 VEGETABLES 1 s EVERYTHING IN SEASON = I AND OBTAINABLE 1 I Telephones Up. qoj-qo4-qo_ -2 24 I 346-348-350-352 Dorchester Street West | I MONTREAL | ■}||||||IIIIIIC]|IIIIIIIIIIIC]IIIIIIIIIIIIC]llllinillllE]IIIIIIIIIIIIC]lillllMIIII»llllllllllll[3lllllll 57 South or France- I ELItrAfSSOCIATION We have done good W ar Work this year. Let us do better next. 58 GAMES ACCOUNT Brought forward froml917 18.00 102 members @ $1.00 each 112.00 130.00 Expenditure To R. W. Kerr for debt of 1917 14.40 Cap. Engraving .89 95 Materials beans for bean bags 9.00 Ribbon for stripes 3 .30 Idoz. Shuttlecocks 3.00 3 Rackets repaired 4 . 50 Captain and Lieutenants Badges 4.50 Basket Ball Badges 1.50 Repairs to back stop netting, painting ploes etc 19.00 Mending Basket Balls through- out year 4.25 Materials for Basket Ball scarves 1.25 66.54 Balance 63.46 130.00 The Committee has decided to use the balance to pay for the cementing of the tennis court. 39 MEMORANDA Printed at The Sterling Press Limited Westmount 60
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