IN AN exquisite boudoir in an unusually lovely home, an exquisite and unusually lovely young lady sat before a mirror and with deft fingers added the last touch of powder and the last faint pencilling of the eyelashes before she ventured out for another evening of conquest.By Arthur Beverly Baxter25 min
BY THE time these words appear conscription will be passing through the same stage in Canada as it has just passed in the United States. For one year the welkin rang there with Pacifist arguments. “I did not bring my boy up to be a soldier,” “Let people who don’t want to drown keep off the seas,” “Why should we mix ourselves up in European quarrels?”By Agnes C. Laut11 min
THESE are the Dog Days. It is too hot to read. It is too hot even to write. It is almost too hot for the magazine staff to draw their pay. But not quite. Yet at the same time there is a persistent. if artificial, demand for reading matter. The reading public is now betaking itself to the country, to the lakes and to the woods.By Stephen Leacock10 min
JUST as they are about closing the August issue the General Manager and the Managing Editor of MACLEAN’S MAGAZINE have come to me with a request that I write one or perhaps a series of articles on the war and the political situation. This invitation is something of a triumph for me.By John Bayne MacLean16 min
MUCH may be said of the proper handling of the babies and older children daring the summer months. A few instructions are given below. The one point the writer wishes to emphasize above all others, however, is this—that the infants and children should be placed first, or at least given more consideration when the plans for the summer putings are being made.By Dr. George E. Smith9 min
WHEN Premier Borden, some six weeks ago, his chin up and his head bumping the stars, announced that Canada would do her whole duty by the men at the front and that there would be Selective Conscription for the Last Hundred Thousand, he launched a crisis which for high flight and sustained vigor has never been equalled in the annals of the Canadian Parliament.By H. F. Gadsby15 min
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