May 1, 1935

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The Ghost of Papalagos

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"Come Unto These Yellow Sands"

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Track of Destiny

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The Ghost of Papalagos

KALAMUCK came into Hogan’s bar on Degas and called for rum. While it was being brought he leaned back against the counter and stared at the men sitting at the little ring-marked tables. He was a tall, fair chap with yellow hair of which he was vain.
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"Come Unto These Yellow Sands"

THERE IS an old Chinese adage which runs, roughly, thus: ‘Luck admires courage, and is apt to send good things to those who take the bad ones well’.” The ship’s doctor spoke—a thin, neat, dapper, elderly man, with a face all over lines. He added:
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Track of Destiny

THE STORY: Having failed to borrow money in London for the building of a railroad from Montreal to the Pacific coast, Premier Sir John A. Macdonald persuades a group of Canadian business men to finance the road. In Yale, B.C., to which point the railroad has been constructed from the West Coast, a gambler named Bulldog Kelly stages a card duel with another Kelly, better known as The Rake.
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By Faith Out of Hope

MR. CARMODY pushed his black felt back from his smooth, melancholy face. At one end of the halter-rope stood Jed, the oldest stableman, the color and smell of tobacco, and at the other end was Ransom. Ransom, by Brigand out of Bright Gold, a tall bay.
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Patriarch of Referees

HERE’S A MAN who celebrated his sixty-seventh year by refereeing twenty-five lacrosse games and forty hockey matches. His name is Fred C. Waghorne and he’s probably the world’s champion referee. Back in 1889, young "Wag" played third home for the then title-holding Young Canadian Lacrosse Club.
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GENERAL ARTICLES

Beverley Baxter's STRANGE STREET

IN SEPTEMBER, 1929, I threw in my hand and resigned from the Daily Express. One week later I returned. Perhaps the story can be told now. If in these pages I have failed to indicate the fascination of journalism, then this book is a shoddy piece of work.
$500,000 For a Baby 1415
GENERAL ARTICLES

$500,000 For a Baby

A BABY worth more than $500,000 to his parents will be born in Toronto some time within the next seventeen months. For in October, 1936, the mother resident in that city who has given birth to the most children in the preceding ten years will, under the terms of the now notorious “Millar will,” be presented with more than half a million dollars.
Murder Runs Amuck 1819
GENERAL ARTICLES

Murder Runs Amuck

Policing B.C. Series: No. 2
Sydney: Age 150 2425
GENERAL ARTICLES

Sydney: Age 150

THIS SUMMER Sydney, N.S., celebrates its 150th birthday. Cities all wear masks, we have been told; they all have the same restaurants, churches, movies and filling stations. But any visitor blessed with average eyesight will know as soon as he enters the broad, straight streets of Sydney, squarely set to the harbor as if on parade, that he is in a city as dignified and flavored with military memories as a retired sergeant-major.
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GENERAL ARTICLES

Our Wheat Position

A reply to Floyd S. Chalmers’ “Our Wheat Gamble”
April 151935 May 151935