January 1, 1922

THE OPAL PRINCESS

Sir Edward's Last Decision

ROSY LILY

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THE OPAL PRINCESS

ABOVE, a great dome of scorching, coppercolored sky that seemed to sway and drag at the trees that rose to meet its edges, as a balloon strains at the strong pegs that moor it to the earth. Almost directly overhead, the sun— a cruel, malignant ball of flame, that looked (had any human eye been able to turn upward in that glare) like a hole cut in a piece of burnished metal, behind which the fires of a titanic furnace blazed.
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Sir Edward's Last Decision

ONA certain day in the year of grace 1921, there came into being a Special and Very Select Club. There was no entrance fee and no subscription which is where it differed from All Other Clubs. Its membership was limited to five: the Actor, the Barrister, the Doctor, the Ordinary Man and the Writer.
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ROSY LILY

THERE came the sharply-cheerful tinkle of sleigh-bells. Davy wiped his be-floured hands on the roller as he threw back the door. A sorrel was towing a pung across the clearing; its nostrils and steaming flanks raising a thin cloud in the bitter air.
Mount Stephen, Pioneer, Passes 2425

Mount Stephen, Pioneer, Passes

NEARLY a century ago a braw young barefooted Scotch laddie worked and played on the crofts of his home land. The other day that same sturdy little fellow was buried not far distant from where he had spent his simple early life, with all the pomp and circumstance that accompany the obsequies of the Great.
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THE REAL SEA WOLF

ONE morning about fourteen years ago a well-set-up, rough-and-tumble type of man—open-faced and clear-eyed— wended his way down to one of the marine stores on the San Francisco waterfront. It was a junk store of a type familiar to most seaports—full of romance for those who have eyes and ears for the romantic in life.
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MOSTLY SALLY

SALLY’S emotions, as she sat in her apartment on the morning of her return to New York, resembled somewhat those of a swimmer who, after wavering on a raw morning at the brink of a chill pool, nerves himself to the plunge. She was aching, but she knew that she had done well.
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O, DEMOS, WHERE IS THY STING?

THE election has come and gone, the fighting and tumult have faded into recrimination and sneers and the ordinary everyday citizen, “even as you and I,” is realising that it makes mighty little difference to his individual prosperity who regins at Ottawa, or what brand of Government hands out favors to its friends.
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How Habitable Is Northern Canada?

APPARENTLY, on my mere say-so, the following article will say about the North various things which are the opposite of common beliefs. Two years ago this would have been embarrassing for me. Even those who might have admitted that eleven years beyond the polar circle, travelling on the average two thousand miles per year on foot, had given me ample opportunity to study conditions up there, could still have questioned my veracity or my judgment— if not both.
THE RED COATS WILL GET YOU 2021

THE RED COATS WILL GET YOU

THE White North has taken heavy toll of the men in scarlet and gold who were at the outposts of Empire as exponents of British administration. When Fitzgerald left Herschell Island on his last patrol Sergeant Selig and Constable Wissenden remained in charge of that remote and lonely point: but in January, despite the efforts of his solitary white companion, Wissenden, Selig, after much suffering, passed over the Great Divide.
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BUSINESS & INVESTMENTS

Bond Prices and an Advance in Sterling Presage Brighter Times

THE past fortnight has witnessed a continuation of the strengthening of prices of bonds to a marked degree both in Canada and the United States. This rise in bond prices is regarded in financial circles as one of the cycle movements that mark the culmination of a period of business depression and the first step towards a return to improved conditions.
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