IF TED WARE had called to his wife, on entering the house as he used to call, a year or so ago. he would never have seen what he did see. In fact, if Ted had not. a year or so ago. ceased that eager pronunciation of Nannie's name, simultaneous with the opening of the outer door, there probably would have been nothing to see.By PHYLLIS DUGANNE28 min
THE open season for banks is now here. The decennial revision of the Act takes place this year, when the governing rules under which the banks operate will be settled for the next decade. It is to be hoped that the discussion will be full, so that the reasons for the final decision, whatever that may be, will be clearly understood by all.By A. B. BARKER19 min
A YEAR or two ago when a portion of Southern Alberta was sorely stricken by drought and the Official Rainmaker was stirring his mystic cauldron and working his magic night and day. we were driving through .the country to the north of Lethbridge.By C. J. BRODERICK19 min
IT WAS at dinner that Mr. Tressider started telling us about the famous ruby he had bought a week previously, and seeing our interest he went on to promise us a sight of it before we left the house. “It is worth a small fortune,” he said,smiling, “and if I had not promised my wife”— he bowed to her across the table—"that I would try to acquire it for a silver wedding-present to complete her collection, I should have jibbed at the price.”By KATH LYN RHODES18 min
WE WERE standing on the “side-lines” watching the frenzied activities of the pit-scalpers, pikers and plutocrats frantically closing last-minute orders on the floor of the Winnipeg Wheat Pit—a hoarse, raucous, seemingly incoherentvoiced mob.By SCOTT I. DUTHIE15 min
The story you want is part of the Maclean’s Archives. To access it, log in here or sign up for your free 30-day trial.
Experience anything and everything Maclean's has ever published — over 3,500 issues and 150,000 articles, images and advertisements — since 1905. Browse on your own, or explore our curated collections and timely recommendations.WATCH THIS VIDEO for highlights of everything the Maclean's Archives has to offer.