ARTHUR, on the other hand, felt that things were going very well with him now. A few months earlier he had decided that a partnership in Ovington’s would be cheaply bought at the cost of a rupture with his uncle. Now he had the partnership, he could look forward to the wealth and importance which it would bring—and he had not to pay the price.By STANLEY J. WEYMAN54 min
LENNOX BALUSTER sat beside the supper-table, his elbows on his knees, his chin cupped in his hands. Twice had his wife, Jane-Ann, been obliged to “step high” in moving about the table, so as not to stumble over Len’s number nines. Superstition forbidding the repetition of anything the third time in succession, Jane-Ann proceeded to remove the offending obstacles by bringing her own foot forcibly down on Len’s bunion.By ARCHIE P. McKISHNIE23 min
JOHN CADWALLADER woke suddenly from an oppressive sleep. All night he had been drowsing fitfully. At first it had been on account of the students who kept rollicking on the floor above; then, when their pranks had at length ceased, he had concluded that he was wakeful because it was his first night in a new apartment and a strange bed.By CALEB WRATH21 min
A STARTLING ADMISSION from the pen of a successful feminine politician, known in several Canadian provinces, who asserts: “It is a grave mistake for women to rush into political life,” and adds: “The more that I know of women, the more I think of men.”
HORACE GREELEY, after all, wasn’t so far wrong. It’s a great thing to go west. But it’s an even greater adventure to swing about the Big Circle, as I have just done, clear from our Atlantic gateway of Montreal on the East to our Pacific porte-cochere of Vancouver on the sunset route and then, going north to Prince Rupert and touching the lower tip of Alaska, to turn home again along the valley of the Peace and on through the brand new wheat-belt and the new NorthWest, and in doing so grow into a renewed knowledge of the greatness and the wealth of this Dominion of ours.By ARTHUR STRINGFR17 min
THIS “short sharp business" session of Parliament is still dragging its weary lengths along. It was to he all over by the middle of May but the date marked for its finish might better have been designated as its start. For even as this is written Hon.By J. K. MUNRO15 min
THE SENATE of Canada is long on dignity, a stickler for precedents —especially those of the House of Lords—dislikes innovations on the principle that what’s good isn’t new and what’s new isn’t good, and though not exactly fervent is regular and decorous in prayer.By GEORGE C. HOLLAND14 min
THE business situation has not reflected very vividly the hopes and fears begotten of the Conference at Genoa. Never—except perhaps in Washington last fall—have so many distinguished pressmen been crowded in one place: and never have they worked under more difficult conditions.
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