December 15, 1926

THE OUTRAGEOUS WOOER 23

THE OUTRAGEOUS WOOER

IN THE Fox and Glove Tavern, Boston, were gathered that spring morning of 1708, a company of New England bloods, laughing and talking over their tankards and discussing in particular the affairs of Master Hubert Fitzrandolph. “He sails in his cockleshell this afternoon, my friends,” Harry Farnsworth announced.
THE PIPE OF PEACE 1213

THE PIPE OF PEACE

Christmas Eve, 1689, and the night made hideous by the cries of onrushing redskins. Within the stockade of St. Pic, a gallant band of men and women, bittered by tragedy, prepared to exact revenge or perish. Then Christmas, and a miracle wrought by the spirit of the day.
AND THEN THERE WERE SIX 1617

AND THEN THERE WERE SIX

A man must have a roomy heart who is prepared to install six sisters-in-law, however charming, within it. But to George Bollop, from the West, where spaces are wide and ladies few, it was the simplest thing in the world.
AS THEY SAY IN PARIS....! 1819

AS THEY SAY IN PARIS....!

All good Canadians go to Paris when they die, it is said, and Pokey’s long suffering husband, Peter, may be pardoned if he breathes a wistful sigh of regret that his irresponsible wife’s visit to the gay capital was not deferred until that good lady had passed to her reward.
Ma Bentley’s Christmas Dinner 1011

Ma Bentley’s Christmas Dinner

“Go out for Christmas dinner—Pa and I? Not if I know it,” said Ma Bentley, who for thirty-five years had cooked turkey and plum pudding in the manner of a priestess performing a hallowed rite. But the family insisted, and in the end she realized that mothers don’t always know best.
THE SING-SONG GIRL 89

THE SING-SONG GIRL

Men who go down to the sea in ships tell strange stories of the loves of graceful craft for those who can master them. Little did Habdi, the dancing girl of Korea, guess, that in offering herself to Great Jorn she was rousing a jealous fury that would compass their destruction.
OTTAWA SHOULD FOLLOW WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT AND REDUCE OUR TAX BILLS 7273
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OTTAWA SHOULD FOLLOW WASHINGTON GOVERNMENT AND REDUCE OUR TAX BILLS

AMAN who had used a razor for a purpose for which it was not originally made, but for which it is sometimes used in the interests of the undertaker, was given a life sentence. He was placed in a car with other prisoners and started prisonward. The convicts began asking each other the length of their individual sentences.
What Do You Think? 89

What Do You Think?

Do married women think? Do they think about anything beyond their children, their husbands and their homes? What do you think?
Cabinet Portraits: Hon. Peter J. Veniot 67

Cabinet Portraits: Hon. Peter J. Veniot

Born of a people which, little more than a century and a half ago, suffered expulsion from its beloved Acadia at the hands of the conqueror, Hon. P. J. Veniot, Canada’s new postmaster-general, was the first French-Acadian to become premier of his province, and he now is the first French-Acadian representative in a federal government.
HE CARRIES THE YUKON MAIL 1011

HE CARRIES THE YUKON MAIL

I KNOW of no place in the world where the mail man is more popular than in the Yukon. In the summer—it’s a riotously colorful summer in the Klondike—His Majesty’s mail comes up river to Dawson on the chugging stern-wheeler which is Dawson’s only link with the outside world.
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