IT IS seldom that I use this little column of ours for “crowing,” but this time I would like to indulge in a few mild “crows” on behalf of MacLean s, to draw attention to the fact that in the issue which you are now reading there are three “star” contributors to the fiction feast—Sir Philip Gibbs, E. Phillips Oppenheim, and Irvin Cobb.
WHEN Mrs. John Smith, who is the virtual head of the household, decides that a new buffet is needed for the dining-room, it matters not a great deal, in these convenient modern days, whether there is money in the exchequer for its purchase or not.By W. ERIC HARRIS
QUESTION—A man aged sixty wishes to invest $600, either in lump sum insurance, or in bonds. This investment, is intended to provide for his young son, who is at present aged four, and who is to realize on the investment at twenty-four years of age.By A. M. ALLAN
Question—I would be pleased to have you advise me regarding the value of stock which I hold in the Thoroughbred Silver Black Foxes Limited. I purchased these some years ago, and no dividends have been paid. What are the prospects of this company?—F. M. D., Moncton, N.B.
BY ELEVEN o’clock in the morning a policeman took up his position outside Smith’s Hotel, Mayfair, and lined up the crowd—mostly women and press photographers—who were gazing with eager expectation at the first floor windows. The policeman-—a young man with a goodhumored face above his chin-strap—addressed the women nearest to him with that mingling of authority and geniality which endears the London police to all citizens whose honesty is, for the moment, above suspicion.By SIR PHILIP GIBBS
HAVE you a double-barrelled conscience—one loaded with shot for crimes against the individual, the other charged with blank for offenses against the Provincial or Federal government? If not, you are an exception, according to Customs officials, the most genial of whom has small faith in public ethics where smuggling is concerned, and who will quote cases without end to show that this ugly menace to our national economic system does not receive that consideration which its seriousness merits.By NORMAN REILLY RAINE
AN OLD Turkish proverb says that “an egg to-day is better than a chick to-morrow.” And this, to my mind, sums up the mental attitude of those individuals who dismiss with a gesture the national element of Canada’s pulpwood problem. Men are invariably Turks in their instinct to grasp that which is immediately before them.By J. HERBERT HODGINS
MISS SADIE LOYES, manager of the Hotel Weltmore Typewriting and Secretarial Bureau, set down the receiver of the telephone which had its place upon her desk and looked thoughtfully around at the eleven young ladies who comprised her present staff.By E. Phillips Oppenheim
WHEN the cooi weather came along in the fall, and you got a little head cold, you flew to your heavy underwear, and got ready for the winter. The nice warm spots in the office or home became your happy hunting grounds, as you settled into your chair.By JAMES W. BARTON, M. D.
One day Bill Bunny started out To paint a picture big and gay. Said he, "I'll seek. some Woodland nook And have areal nice quiet day." At length he Sethis easel up And mixed his colors fine and bright. Said he,"I'll paint a picture fine — This woodland scene will look all right."By George W. Davey
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