RENES-LES-EAUX lies in the heart of Savoy. You get to it, even from its distant railway station, by a valley road winding between rugged mountains scarred by water-courses down which ribbons of cascades fall precipitously into the milky stream that, in its turn, feeds the great Isere.By WILLIAM J. LOCKE82 min
When Harvey O’Higgins was cub reporter on a Toronto newspaper he revelled in the mysteries of the police “beat.” He even longed to be a detective. Now he writes detective stories instead, and ranks as one of the greatest novelists Canada has produced.By HARVEY J. O’HIGGINS33 min
Is Canada on the threshold of a new and wiser era in the populating of her broad domain? The answer lies in what the future holds for the thirty-eight farmer families from the British Isles, who form the vanguard of 3,000 carefully selected families, chosen for settlement in this country upon prepared farms.By NORMAN REILLY RAINE23 min
To prove that nothing is impossible, this returned man, formerly an English engineering apprentice, created out of free air a business which each year is becoming larger and more profitable—and it cost him nothing to start it. His secret?. “Use the other man's property as your stock in trade.”By BYRON BURTON19 min
WHEN Hugh C. Baker, a young Canaadian of twenty-nine years, traveled from Toronto to New York in 1847, a trip of one thousand miles by stage coach, saddle and stream, to secure the first life insurance policy ever purchased by a Canadian, the first sod was turned for the foundation on which was to be erected the great life insurance business of Canada.By A. M. ALLAN16 min
OFTEN, as I look at my seven-year-old Junior, I wonder how he will shape his future. No doubt you’ve wondered about your own lad; what he is likely to do when he grows to manhood; how he will earn his way in the world. It is the inevitable problem of parentage, it seems.By HERBERT HODGINS14 min
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