The Story: At his palatial lodge on Burnt Island in the Province of Huron. John Rockingham, the great Canadian financier, is entertaining Sir Peter Tarne and Lord Moundell, international financiers. Together they make plans to control the mineral wealth not only of the province, but of all Canada.By JAMES MICHAEL CORBIE
THE dinner was in honor of a distinguished English novelist. As the wife of a leading Canadian bank president. Lady Wilkisson was able to do the thing rather well, and never did a literary lion purr more gratefully. The viands had been sauced and garnished by a master hand, the sparkling wine had lain the right number of years in cellars, the port was mellower than last year’s gossip.By BENGE ATLEE
BELIAL GALLUP, master mariner, slowly moved his ungainly length from under the sampan hood as the boat came alongside one of Shanghai’s numerous landing stages, and stepped ashore. His big hand dived into a pocket, and brought forth an unique collection of odds and ends and a few Chinese copper coins.By NORMAN REILLY RAINE
UNDERSTAND me, Dumeresque, if I catch you hanging around here after my daughter, I’ll take one of these chairs and break it over your head.” There was a moment of silence. "A man who has gathered his possessions as carefully as Mr. Lenfort would be more consistent if he were more careful with his chairs,” young Peter Dumeresque replied coolly.By MAUD PETTIT HILL
THIS series was inspired by fears that the work of the Empire Conference might be made difficult for the Empire and for Canada in particular by misunder-standings and by further desperate efforts of powerful foreign interests in our midst to create trouble and prevent agreements.By J. B. MACLEAN
THE Far North Can Wait.” Certainly it can. Is there anything under the sun which is live and vital that cannot wait? Death and decay are the only things which cannot be postponed, and neither word describes the hitherto unexploited North. Yes, the Far North can wait, but is there any object in making it do so?By MARGARET HASTINGS
TAKING the extensive trade years of 1928 and 1929 as a basis, we find that over eighty per cent of Canadian exports to the United Kingdom were of an agricultural nature. With the lower level of prices for farm products and the altered trade conditions exerting a very definite influence, the exports for the calendar year ending December 31, 1931, were still sixty-five per cent agricultural.By F. W. CRAWFORD
ON A frosty morning we left Arras via Ronville and the Arras-Bapaume road. Old war ruins are here and there along the way until you reach the Beaurains British Cemetery. It was an early hour and few people were moving. The ground was frozen hard and little iced pools glinted in the first sunshine.By WILL R. BIRD
THE depression is officially over. Josephus McDermott, the black gentleman cat who reports at my house for meals, has learned to like olives. Josephus McDermott is in some sort a friend of mine, and I take great pride in his judgment. So the depression is officially over.By J. E. MARCH
IN VANCOUVER we once had a slogan competition. Some one won it, but nobody remembers the slogan. We are not very good sloganeers; we prefer to leave that to those who need slogans. Truth is, we don’t believe we need a slogan. However comprehensive and inspiring, it would be sadly inadequate.By H. H. C. ANDERSON
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