IT WAS just half past four on a Tuesday afternoon, in the library of Ann’s father—a local banker, stout, with high coloring and a sharp temper—when Ann Dexter asked Seymour to marry her. She did it quite simply. “Seymour,” she said, setting down her coke glass, “I want you to marry me.By ROBERT ARTHUR23 min
IF A SCANDINAVIAN trapper in the Fort St. James wilderness of British Columbia hadn’t cooked such a tasty mess of beans a couple of summers ago, the British Empire would have far more cause for worry today because of a shortage in mercury, vital to manufacture of munitions.By CHARLES L. SHAW11 min
WHAT PRICE freedom? — Prime Minister King, freed by the plebiscite from his “no conscription" commitments, had cause to ponder the answer during the weeks following the vote, may have cause to ponder it still more in weeks to come. For already the price of Mr. King’s “freedom" has been (1) the resignation of one of his ministers, Mr. Cardin; (2) the threatened resignations of two other ministers, Defense Minister Ralston and Navy Minister Macdonald; and (3) possibility of a revolt among his Quebec followers.By THE MAN WITH A NOTEBOOK9 min
THE STRIKING characteristic of wartime shipping on the Great Lakes is that, in the main, its operators are handling the greatest lake tonnage in history with the same ships they had ten years ago. On the upper lakes the vessels which were built in places like Midland, Collingwood and Port Arthur from the start of the century to 1926 or thereabouts, carry the load now.By JAMES A. COWAN6 min
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