THERE was a crack of a pistol and a bullet thudded into wood. Billy let the hatch slam and shot the bolt. “By golly!” he muttered dolefully. “I was never in the trenches, but I cal’late I’ve had as many bullets whizzin’ around me as any soldier this few hours.By F. W. WALLACE38 min
IT WAS early morning before the party which Peter Chivers gave to celebrate his thirty-fourth birthday came to an end. Clearing his way through the smoke, slightly perfumed, Peter forced open a window. Stretched out in a handsome chair in the library was his last remaining guest; Alwyn Black, the English novelist.By VINCENT L. HUGHES37 min
JIMMY confessed to a large range of experiences, mental, emotional and physical, but she could not recall being asked to trail the frenzies of a Young Poet of Means, and she flatly refused the commission. Glazebury, Secretary and Manager of the C.C. Bureau (the “C.C.” stood for “Confidential Clerical”) murmured something conventionally soothing, for he was in awe of Jimmy and shrank from anything partaking of an encounter.By EDGAR WALLACE22 min
IT IS a matter for satisfaction to find a civic official who has the courage to speak out in favor of fair treatment for a private corporation of a type that has offered many an opportunity in the past to use it as a municipal football. The attitude of Mayor Parnell of Winnipeg toward the Winnipeg Street Railway is at once a most broad-minded and at the same time thoroughly sensible view to take of the relation of the city to a public utility.
AFTER having made their homes in Canada for almost half a century, during which time they enjoyed unusual prosperity, Old Colony Mennonites, to the number of eleven thousand, announce that they will this year commence a “trek” from Western Canada for “promised lands” elsewhere.By CHARLES CHRISTOPHER JENKINS20 min
BRUCE CARMYLE, in the capacity of an accepted suitor, found himself at something of a loss. He had a dissatisfied feeling. It was not the manner of Sally's acceptance that caused this. It would, of course, have pleased him better if she had shown more warmth, but he was prepared to wait for warmth.By Pelham Grenville Wodehouse20 min
A SPORTSMAN’S life consists largely of three elements—anticipation, realization and reminiscence. To look forward to the trip by rail, by canoe and then perhaps a tramp on foot into the heart of the wilderness; then the camp and its pleasant surroundings and that memorable day when the early morning sun casts a glint upon the branching antlers of the mighty moose, as half concealed in the picture he furtively browses his way along; the breathless wait until the neck or shoulder becomes exposed; the shot, and then—success—that is, sudden death or perhaps delightfully intensified by a hasty scramble after the wounded beast on a blood-stained trail, at the end of which we find our victim dead or dying.By HON. GEORGE SHIRAS17 min
IT IS MORE than possible that before this issue reaches the reader, the appointment of P. C. Larkin as Canadian High Commissioner at London will have been announced. There is a very general belief that the choice will fall on him, a very general opinion that the choice could not be more wisely made, and a wide-spread belief that he will accept.By J. L. RUTLEDGE14 min
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