BEN FORTUNE, proprietor of the Junction Restaurant, stood behind his counter polishing a beer-glass on his apron, when the door opened to admit a sheet of March rain—and Lennox Ballister. A scowl puckered Fortune’s ebony brow, and he turned as though to beat a hasty retreat kitchenward.By ARCHIE P. McKISHNIE25 min
THE incidents in themselves were completely separate; it was only afterwards that Julian realized the entirety of it, that he saw it as a whole and in some measure understood. If he did not know how it had been accomplished, he at least knew that by some curious chance, the effect was as it had been intended.By BEATRICE REDPATH23 min
SUDDEN and oftimes sad is the life of the statesman. Take the case of William I., King of Canada, but recently returned from the court of London. "Over ’ome." things had gone swimmingly. The truly great of the Empire had listened in awed admiration to his burning bursts of eloquence, the press of an older and more cultured world had hailed him as one of the elect, or perhaps even one of the intellectual; great ladies with pedigrees that ran back even further than "grandfather” had volleyed languishing smiles in his direction.By J. K. MUNRO15 min
THE bath an aid to beauty? Of course; tell us something new. Everybody knows that we must be at least clean before we can expect to be beautiful!” This, no doubt, would be the indignant chorus if a bath were suggested to those who are seeking charm and attractiveness.By JOAN FLOWER8 min
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