December 1, 1911

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Crossing the Races

Menace of Honesty at Ottawa

The Child Who Had Everything But—

Crossing the Races 192193
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Crossing the Races

WE in Canada, and the Americans have at least one national problem in common: the question of Racial Amalgamation. This question is even more complicated in Canada than in the United States on account of the French-Canadian Roman Catholic element and the English-speaking Protestant element.
Menace of Honesty at Ottawa 109

Menace of Honesty at Ottawa

MERE honest men are a menace in Canadian politics. In the Government of Canada are required men of genius—imagination and enterprise. The danger in the honest man is that he may be chosen for a high office because of his honesty. When he has been in office a few months it is evident that he is honest and no more: he has no genius.
The Child Who Had Everything But— 142143

The Child Who Had Everything But—

A Christmas Ghost Story
His Executor 118119

His Executor

HAD Mary Arnott been marked by anything more characteristic than a certain placid acceptance she might have wondered at her husband’s attitude toward Peter Wentworth, for Peter had become an appanage of the Arnott house. Many homes were open to him, but he drifted there constantly, almost automatically.
Some Cities I Know 130131

Some Cities I Know

With pencil sketches of Toronto by Mr. Lawren S. Harris, and of Montreal by Mr. H. Kerr Eby.
How Some Merchants Drive Away Trade 214215
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How Some Merchants Drive Away Trade

IT IS a fact, says Wesley A. Stanger in “Business,” that some merchants will use every known method for attracting customers, and when they have succeeded in bringing them into the store will turn about and employ their best efforts to drive them away.
Ambition ! 166167

Ambition !

WHEN a person has taken an overdose of morphine, a doctor knows that sleep would be fatal, and every effort is made to keep the patient awake. He is sometimes obliged to resort to what seems to be most cruel treatment, pinching and pounding the patient, to keep off that slumber from which there would be no awakening.
How to Make Yourself Germ-Proof 202203
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How to Make Yourself Germ-Proof

NATURE, says William Lee Howard, M.D., in an article in Munsey’s Magazine, has provided in every human body cells and antitoxins for protection against the poisonous germs which surround us everywhere, and which enter the body through some of the air or food passages.
The Romance of Blois 174175

The Romance of Blois

IT is delightful to be lodged so near the beautiful chateau of Blois that we can see the facade of Francis I. by sunlight, twilight, and moonlight. This chateau built upon massive supporting walls dominates a natural terrace, which rises above the valley of the Loire and the ravine of the Arroux.
Scientific Crime and Its Detection 198199
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Scientific Crime and Its Detection

ARTHUR B. REEVE, writing in Popular Electricity on the subject of Scientific Crime and its Detection, says: Necessity is the mother of invention, but there is no telling what invention may be the mother of. Many an invention, to the surprise of the inventor, has been employed by criminals to break the law until it almost seems as if a new brand of scientific crime had been created by modern conditions.
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