SALLY looked contentedly down the long table. She felt happy at last. Everybody was talking and laughing now, and her party, rallying after an uncertain start, was plainly the success she had hoped it would be. The first atmosphere of uncomfortable restraint, caused, she was only too well aware, by her brother Fillmore’s white evening waistcoat, had worn off; and the male and female patrons of Mrs. Meecher’s select boarding house (transient and residential) were themselves again.By PELHAM GRENVILLE WODEHOUSE61 min
"AND are you personally satisfied,”—Mary’s voice broke in clear and unimpassioned, “are you personally satisfied Mr. Manderton, that Mr. Parrish shot himself?” The detective cast an appealing glance at the tops of his well-burnished boots:By VALENTINE WILLIAMS39 min
DO YOU know that in proportion to population, Canada has almost FIVE TIMES as large a Japanese and Chinese population as the United States? Market gardeners in Toronto are complaining of being ousted by Orientals. One person in every eight in B. C. is an Oriental.By JOHN NELSON37 min
WAS it just a coincidence that some minor accident at the power plant that night threw the village into darkness, leaving to the stars the task of lighting the wayfarer along the roadway? Later in the evening when a drifting wrack of clouds dimmed all but an occasional gleam of starlight, and a fine snow began sifting earthwards, it was difficult to keep to the ways at all—the world being mantled in a ghostly whiteness.By LESLIE GORDON BARNARD22 min
PREMIER MEIGHEN has pulled the unexpected and Canada has plunged into the horrors of a general election. The question that is uppermost in the minds of his countrymen is “why did he do it?” His followers in Parliament couple the rising inflection with a note of anguish.By J. K. MUNRO16 min
WITH every passing day there is developing a somewhat more optimistic turn in the general attitude toward the business situation. This is not to say that business conditions at the present time are presenting any very bright features but that over the rim of the business horizon there is beginning to appear a ray of light that promises a return, if not to war time prosperity, at least to a solid measure of business activity.
CANADA is to be heard at the Washington Conference. Overlooked by President Harding, we have, after some nervous signalling been singled out by Lloyd George; and when on November 11th the epoch-making gathering convenes, the Dominion, through representation on the British delegation—almost certainly ex-premier Sir Robert Borden—will have a voice in its deliberations and decisions.By GRATTAN O’LEARY9 min
PERHAPS you drive a car. If so you can realize, without a great stretch of imagination, that gasoline isn’t everything—that if the engine is not fit to deliver power the finest motor fuel in the world cannot inspire it to function. And so it is with the human body.By WILLIAM FLEMING FRENCH8 min
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