A little something for those of you who dig football history.
Here is the article which recapped the meeting to create a football club in Ottawa. It's a little dry, but it's neat to see how the language and terminology have changed since.
[i]The meeting advertised to take place at the Cricket Grounds on Monday afternoon for the organization of a Football Club was adjourned until last night, and accordingly a goodly number of gentlemen assembled at 8:30 in a “private? room at the Russell House, and at once proceeded to business.
Mr. C. Brodie was appointed chairman of the meeting, and Mr. G. H. Scott secretary. The following gentlemen were then enrolled as members — the Club to be known as the “Ottawa Football Club?: –
C. B Brodie, J. Albert Grant,
G. H. Scott, J. E. Prower,
A. F. Cotton, A. Stewart,
M. K. Dunlevi, G. Tempest,
A. C. Welsh, J. B. Monk,
V. Nicholson, J. Fletcher,
L. Jarvis, Dr Powell,
F. Newby, W. R. Baker,
K. Eardly Wilmot, F. A. Dixon,
J. Brunel, J. J. Gormully,
J. Bruce McDonald, T. M. Morton,
G. R. Robertson, G. E. Millar,
E. S. Skead, — Henry
J. Leslie, J. Morkell,
G. Thompson, — Piddington,
The following officers were next duly elected : Mr. Allan Gilmour, President; Mr. K. Eardly Wilmot, Vice-President; Mr James Fletcher, Secretary-Treasurer.
Committee– A Stewart, E.S. Skead, G.H. Scott, P. Sherwood, Dr. Powell.
The jerseys, stocking and caps have already been ordered from England by Morgan & sons, and are expected in the course of a week or ten days. The colors of the club are cerise and French grey. The jerseys and stockings will be of these colors, with navy blue knickerbockers. Candidates for admission to the club, must in future be proposed and seconded by members and their names then handed to the committee for approval. The making out of by-laws, choosing of a standard game, ground, etc, is all left in the hands of the committee. After a vote of thanks to Mr. Brodie, for the able manner in which he had filled the chair, the meeting adjourned.[/i]
It's also interesting to see these articles in their proper historical context, next to articles about horse thieves and such. Anyway, I hope you get a kick out of it.