THE lobby of the Hotel Cosmopolis is the exact center of New York, the spot where at certain hours one is sure of meeting everybody one knows. The first person that Nelly and Freddie saw as they passed through the swing doors was Jill. She was seated on the chair by the big pillar in the middle of the hall.By PELHAM GRENVILLE WODEHOUSE
IN ITS early days, Winnipeg was reputed to be one of the two wickedest places in Canada. The other was a small Ontario town—Paris, if I remember aright. Winnipegers didn’t object very much to having the doubtful distinction attributed to it, but they kicked like steers when linked with a small eastern village, where it would naturally be supposed the only outward and visible sign of sin would be the innocent little lambs gamboling on the green.By COL. GEORGE H. HAM
THE appointment to the principalship of a great university of a man of action rather than a graduate of the schools is certainly a considerable deviation from the accepted practice. From time immemorial the custom has been to hold scholarship as an essential, yet, when the name of General Sir Arthur Currie was mentioned to replace that of Sir Auckland Geddes, whose appointment as British Ambassador at Washington had required the cancellation of his appointment as Principal of McGill University, Montreal, the suggestion met with universal approval.By JOSEPH LISTER
“OF COURSE,” asserted Hiddgens, “Lexington “ will win this Elimination Contest. He was high gun at Cincinnati, Chicago and Buffalo; broke a hundred straights at the traps yesterday.” His companion nodded and went on with his breakfast.By ARCHIE P. McKISHNIE
THE era of political oratory has taken on a new lease of life. With Premier Meighen pouring out eloquence in one end of the country, Hon. Mackenzie King elocuting in another and farmers’ picnics breaking out like smallpox in all corners of Ontario the man who cannot satisfy his craving for spell-binding must be more or less of a glutton for platitudes.By J. K. MUNRO
ONE of the first calls Dan MacCarty made on his return with his squad from spring training was on Sadie Macdonald. No, it was not the kind of call you might, right away, think it was. Dan was a grizzled, mahoganyfaced grandfather, though you’d hardly have suspected it from his looks and activity.By C. W. STEPHENS
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IS IT no longer possible for any financial interests or groups to gain a monopoly in banking in the United States? Samuel Crowther states this limitation as a fact in the course of an article “Who Owns the United States?” in World's Work. He says, in part:By SAMUEL CROWTHER
IN THE course of an article in L’Europe Nouvelle (Paris) a French writer, Charles Vellay, contends that the British have outwitted the French in respect to Greece. He writes : Greece emerges from the peace negotiations practically a new state, whose influence promises to be preponderant not only in the Aegean Sea, which henceforth will be bounded by Greek territory for practically its whole circumference, but throughout the whole Levant from the Caucasus to Suez.By CHARLES VELLAY
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