MARJORIE STANMERE slipped her dressing gown to the sand and, clad in a very abbreviated bathing suit, walked straight into the Atlantic Ocean. No getting wet gradually with Marjorie, no tentative stretchings out of feet and then little scamperings back before some extra big wave, no nonsense like that; the sea was her element and she went into it joyfully.By LAURENCE MEYNELL
SINCE 1924, The Imperial Airways of England have performed 20,000,000 miles of flying with but one fatal crash. On the Continent, airplane service is as regular and as popular as train travel. In Germany, it is almost as cheap. In the United States, three trans-continental air routes form the backbone of a nation-wide passenger service.
A RECENT “naval incident” in the Gulf of Mexico has reminded Canada that she is by destiny a maritime Power. The reminder was necessary. It is one of the curious facts of national psychology that peoples are impressed far more by incidents than by the growth of institutions and tendencies.
SCOFFERS and cynics notwithstanding, there is sentiment in politics — and gratitude. Finely illustrative of this was the decision of leading Liberals to provide a fund for Hon. Ernest Lapointe, Minister of Justice, so that he might continue in Parliament.By M. GRATTAN O'LEARY
FIFTY—seventy-five— dollar — ten — twenty— twenty-one,” muttered Shorty White to himself, counting coins one by one into a shaking palm. “Dollar twenty-one. Can’t make it mor’n that, nohow.” He tied the money in a soiled handkerchief and knotted it, wrapping it round and round; then replaced the precious bundle in the breast pocket of his coat.By BERNARD J. FARMER
MUCH is being written today about the utilization of Canada’s waterways by commerce. There are few more striking instances of this than that of the Upper Moyie Valley in East Kootenay, British Columbia. Here, water that would otherwise be idling and tumbling its way down the rocky course of the Moyie has been utilized by means of a flume—a man-made, woodencased, trestlesupported, levelrunning river channel—to float logs from the timber limits of the British Columbia Spruce Company through forests, around hills or through them in tunnels, over deep canyons, across marsh-like lakes and into the log ponds at the mills—a distance of some fourteen miles.By EVAH MCKOWAN
WITH the peace “which passeth all understanding” filling our souls, big Bill Thorneycroft was driving me home along the Lakeshore road from the Royal Frontenac Golf Club. An excellent dinner, and the inevitable post-mortem on the verandah, as we submitted sensuously to the purple blush of a June dusk, had drawn the last vestige of canker from the beings of two ordinary mortals who, in workaday moments, have no less than most people.By DEAN ELTHAM
BRITISH COLUMBIA is to have the railway lands pledged at the time of Union to the Dominion returned to her. To me the granting of those lands as an aid to the construction of a transcontinental railway in the early ’seventies appears but as an incident of yesterday, while the searching for a pass for the line to enter the province is a matter of vivid recollection.By by JASON O. ALLARD, B. A. McKelvie
AT FIRST, Bright Arrow and the other cut-throat trout fingerlings had found abundant food at the creek mouth. But now the little mountain stream had dwindled under the August sun, and they must forage elsewhere along Upper Deer Lake shorelines.By HUBERT EVANS
THE last two weeks of June, 1918, were busy days for the British squadrons in Italy. The great Austrian attack, which commenced on June 15, was pressed with unremitting vigor against the Montello Plateau until the end of the month, and Barker and his companions were in the air during most of the daylight hours, bombing aerodromes, sweeping down to attack troops on the ground, and fighting Austrian machines wherever they met.By MAJOR GEORGE A. DREW
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