THE Honorable Bertie was announced. There may have been—or did the lady imagine it?— a shade of embarrassment in his manner. “This is jolly,” he said. He was a big man—big and blonde. Alexander was big and dark! Both were husky, too, and strong.By FREDERIC S. ISHAM53 min
A DAY’S trail north from where Idaho and Montana come together on the Canadian border fumed and fretted Bucking Horse River. Its nomenclature was a little bit of all right, for from the minute it trickled from a huge blue-green glacier up in the Selkirk’s till it fell into the Kootenay, it bucked its way over, under, and around rock-cliffs, and areas of slid mountain sides that still held giganticpine and cedar.By W. A. FRASER29 min
LIKE the devoted brother and affectionate old bachelor uncle that I am, I was naturally at hand to meet my sister and niece on their return from St. Augustine. They had been away a long-time—three or four months—and I had missed them as much as might an old dog who had been left at home with the servants.By LLOYD OSBORNE28 min
"LOOK at that, will you?” A Canadian soldier, standing at the rail of the troopship, pointed a finger across the icechoked bay to where a huge galvanized iron warehouse with a rounded roof stood out against the grey sky of the early January morning.By CAPTAIN W. E. DUNHAM18 min
DISCUSSING the tariff—“the unhappy ghost that walks behind the scenes of our Canadian politics”—the Brockville Recorder and Times says: “There is no member of the House at Ottawa, in the Government or out of it, who knows exactly where he is at.”
"EYES West” was the single sentence on the orders of the day when Parliament swung into its steady stride for the session. No sooner had the statesmen selected their boarding-houses and unpacked their trunks than they got busy asking. “What are those Grain Growers going to do?”By J. K. MUNRO16 min
The story you want is part of the Maclean’s Archives. To access it, log in here or sign up for your free 30-day trial.
Experience anything and everything Maclean's has ever published — over 3,500 issues and 150,000 articles, images and advertisements — since 1905. Browse on your own, or explore our curated collections and timely recommendations.WATCH THIS VIDEO for highlights of everything the Maclean's Archives has to offer.