HORATIO WILLIAMS twisted contemptuously, drawing a squeak of protest from the wickerseated chair upon which he had deposited his two hundred and ten pounds. His stubby fingers crotched the oily cigar be was dry-smoking. His eyes, small, black, boring, were as. hard as jade as they gazed into the light blue ones of the man seated on the opposite side of the office table.By ARCHIE P. McKISHNIE48 min
DON CRAIG had had occasion many a time dur ing those two years when he and Kyrle had wan dered in the unmapped portions of the globe to remark wonderingly on the apparently inexhaustible fund of vitality which Kyrle possessed, and which enabled her to pass gaily through suf ferings and privations which would have come near to killing the average city-1red girl, and he therefore forbore to remark up on the girl's decision when, two hours after her release from the burning building in Limehouse, she refused to quit the "den" in Don's house and go to bed until she had heard in full Mclvor's end of the story.By LESLIE HOWARD GORDON47 min
THE hours of mental strife, of torment through which he had just passed were as the memory of some rack upon which his soul had been put to torture. They came back vividly now, those hours-every min ute of them a living eternity. His soul had shrunk back aghast at first, and called it murder; but it was not mur der, or, if it was, it was imperative.By FRANK L. PACKARD25 min
THIS Parlinwnt of ours is a law unto itself. It counts that day lcst in which it. does not smash a preedent. Not that it is a rip-roaring body filled with the abundant energy of a young and growing nationas a matter of fact smashing precedents is about the only thing ii does and (lees well. Its feature performance was preparing to prorogue before it got the session's business started.By J. K. MUNRO16 min
THE taking of tips,' observed a wag as he scanned it reproduction of Egyptian plaques, is evidently a practice as old as civilization itself.'' `How's that?" his friend asked innocently. "Look at those picturos,' the first speaker indicated.By CHARLES CHRISTOPHER JENKINS11 min
BUSINESS is being conducted along restricted lines. Retail prices are still regarded as high in comparison with the cost of all basic commodities. The work of deflation must be still more evenly and equitably distributed. The consumer is still required to pay what appears to him as a high price for his goods, and he wonders why this should he when he reads that prices for farm produce and raw materials generally have slumped on the whole well down to pre-war levels.
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