IT is easier to feel distinctions than to define them. Everyone knows, by experience or by hearsay, that the West is different, but to lay one’s hand on the secret of the difference is not so simple a matter as it would seem. Even where the West most resembles some other place, or its life is most like some other life, there are subtle differences, and its very resemblances heighten its contrasts.By Aubrey Fullerton13 min
THERE is SO much truth and so much real interest in Mr. Saint Nihal Singh’s articles under the above heading in the Hindustan Review that we think it wise to reprint a second of this gentleman’s articles. The punctuation is East Indian. For my own part, he says, I do not mind being stared at as if I was a rare specimen of some five-legged beast which had made his escape from the zoo and was now at large on the American boulevards, for the special purpose of regaling Americans.
"COME in!” The invitation was issued in such stentorian tones, that I entered the office of Dr. Carman, General Superintendent of the Methodist Church of Canada, expecting to see a man of stature, a man still in the prime of life. In front of a desk, placed near a window, sat a very little and very old man, bolt upright.By J. T. Stirrett15 min
WE reprint herewith an article dealing with Egypt, written by “W.” in the Contemporary Review. If the writing is not brilliant, the facts are valuable. Canadians who pretend to talk of their share in the British Empire, cannot go far astray in reading so interesting an article on England’s (and the Imperialists would say “Our”) task in Egypt.By Kitchener in Egypt14 min
“It’s all right, Berna,” I said; “I don’t believe him, and if a million others were to say the same, if they were to thunder it in my ears down all eternity, I would tell them they lied, they lied!” A heaven-lit radiance was in the grey eyes. She made as if to come to me, but she swayed, and I caught her in my arms.By Robert W. Service14 min
NOT one in a thousand among the educated Canadian citizens can name the indictable offences that under the Criminal Code of Canada are punishable with life imprisonment. Nay, more; it is a safe wager that not one in a thousand of our lawyers can name them—offhand.By Dr. J. D. Logan. Ph D.14 min
AS Drummond dressed for polo he noticed through the transparent reed blind the stalwart figure of a native soldier in spotless undress, waiting in a corner of the veranda. “That is Sepoy Ujagar Singh; what is his business here?” he asked his bearer. “He wishes to make petition to your honor,” replied the servant.By Venour Davidson13 min
LAST summer I made a rapid journey over the prairies on a political mission. During the scamper I accumulated certain anecdotes of the West. Herewith I lay them before the reader. A number of years ago, when settlers from the United States began to pour into Southern Alberta, two elderly farmers, newcomers to Canada, former dwellers in the United States, were selected by the Attorney-General’s department and made J. P.’s.By Captain C. Frederick Hamilton13 min
WELLINGTON declared that the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing fields of Eton; a statement, many have argued, vouchsafed by a biased old Etonian, for it was in that ancient school on the banks of Father Thames that the Iron Duke received his earlier education.By Captain Leslie T. Peacocke13 min
RECENTLY a lady wrote for advice to a physician who advertises to treat patients by mail. The physician diagnosed the case as cancerous blood and wrote the woman that she was likely at any time to develop a real cancer. The effect of the shock upon her was almost like receiving her death warrant.By Dr. Orison Swett Marden13 min
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