OF COURSE Charter P. Thomas had taken a suite at the hotel. On the centre table of the sitting room stood a vase of luxuriant roses; they had been charged to the room account. Charter P. touched the petals of a rose with his slim, girl-like fingers, drew an attenuated roll of bills from his pocket, looked at the money derisively, and then grinned like a mischievous boy into the pale gambler face of his companion, Jack Conway.By W. A. FRASER47 min
WHAT’S HAPPENED SO FAR—Mary Trevert, charming, young, aristocratic, to secure a comfortable income for her mother, agrees to marry Hartley Parrish, a soulless millionaire, though she loves Robin Greve, a promising young barrister. Parrish is killed by a mysterious pistol-shot in his library just after Greve parted with Mary during a quarrel.By VALENTINE WILLIAMS29 min
PERHAPS the startling story of “The Massacre Ground” at Cypress Hills, some forty miles north of the American boundary line, and kindred stories were the last straws which, added to the weight of evidence for the necessity of an armed force in the west, moved the Dominion government to active organization work in forming the Mounted Police.By REV. R. G. MACBETH26 min
FILLMORE had the air of a man who thought it wasn’t loaded. A wild, startled expression had settled itself upon his face, and he was breathing heavily. “Cheer up!” said Sally. Fillmore jumped like stricken jelly. “Tell me all,” said Sally, sitting down beside him.By Pelham Grenville Wodehouse24 min
MODESTY and generosity are traits in Hon. Mr. Crerar’s character. He has been generous enough to say that J. K. Munro’s brilliant national political reviews in MacLean's Magazine were responsible for his selection for the leadership of the National Progressive Party with the Premiership of Canada in the horizon.By Lieut.-Col. John Bayne Maclean23 min
THOUGH it was Boyd Anderson’s wedding day, he was taking it calmly. Why worry? Why flurry? “Keep cool,” he advised himself—and others; yet there was not an hour left in which to meet the train, and dress for the wedding. "Loads of time,” he assured his mother as, anxious-eyed, she waved him off at the gate.By ETHEL PENMAN HOPE22 min
AS CANADA labors in the throes of an election, and the air is hideous with clash and clamor of conflict, much is heard of principles, platforms and leaders. A Babel of voices perplex and confuse with charges and counter charges of political jobbery and corruption; of vicious machines and political bosses; of shameless patronage systems and perilous policies; and leaders of parties are execrated as traitors by opponents and extolled as saviours by friends.By “SCRUTATOR”19 min
NOW that women are in Canadian public life, now that they have a voice in Canada’s destiny, which means their sons’ and daughters’ destiny, which means their sons’ and their daughters’ success or failure— how are they going to vote? A are they going to vote at all?By AGNES C. LAUT16 min
THE feast of oratory is on! From every little red school house, from every “rostrum”—whatever that is—from every town hall and every “opera house” comes the frenzied eloquence of the political spell-binder. The refined product goes howling up the city streets, tears along the highways and echoes through the sideroads and concessions.By K . MUNRO15 min
THERE S an undoubted improvemen in sentiment in business circles, and insofar as this is the result of a real improvement in conditions, or as it exerts a beneficial influence on the mind of the buyer, which in turn reacts favorably upon the whole situation, it is to be welcomed.
THE other day, a letter was received from one of our readers who wanted to know just what I meant by “acidosis” and “vitamines,” while still another desired to be informed as to the difference between sterilization and pasteurization.By WILLIAM FLEMING FRENCH13 min
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