The story: At his palatial lodge on Burnt Island in the Northern Canadian Province of Huron. John Rockingham, the great Canadian financier, is entertaining Sir Peter Tarne and Lord Moundell, international financiers. They are making plans to control the mineral wealth of Canada.By JAMES MICHAEL CORBIE
THE bitterest moment of Adrian Von Haltzlow's long tempestuous and variable career had been when his wife, Elaine, eloped with a saxophone player. The elopement he might have forgiven her; even the callous desertion of himself and their three children, Ellen, Ralph and Hubert.By EMMA-LINDSAY SQUIER
AFTER three months of courting it began to dawn upon Emile Petitpas, the honest, if thickheaded, young baker, that one cannot make progress in love if the affair is conducted before an audience. It was not that Jeanne Lillivert was unfavorable to his suit, although she was the prettiest girl in Montville and daughter of the mayor into the bargain, but circumstances seemed to contrive that Emile should never be permitted so much as five minutes with her alone.By LESLIE MCFARLANE
WHAT 'cha lookin' for in that there cook book?" asked Lourella Wilson as he lay sprawled on the bed, clad in trousers and undershirt, blowing clouds of cigarette smoke toward the ceiling of the little hall bedroom. “I'm lookin' to see." remarked his wife Dot, as she eagerly scanned the pages of the book.By CECIL LEAN
THE last great battle of foreign interests against British unity and preferential tariffs was staged at Geneva, May, 1927. The next, and perhaps final, stage is coming at Ottawa, where selfishness of some of our groups politically powerful may aid the foreigners and bring defeat to all our hopes.By J. B. MACLEAN
ON THE left side of the Bapaume-Albert road you find a zone that you will remember. Nowhere else do you see as many huts, wooden ones and Nissen ones, and barns with board walls, wood used in the rebuilding rush just after the war. Nowhere else will you see such utter squalor as prevails there in early winter, for Somme mud and filth are not easily duplicated.By WILL R. BIRD
RECORDER’S NOTE: No one, I think, doubts the existence of a world-wide economic depression such as history has not hitherto recorded. No one, I believe, thinks that this depression will be ended until a sufficient number of men of power and vision are able clearly to analyze the causes which brought about the present business stagnation and are determined to build an economic structure sound enough to prevent the re-occurrence of another.
TALK of boats, of cord and rope, whistle of wind through the rigging, splash of the waves and dip of the bow, fathoms of line and sinkers, swivels and spoons and hooks—and fish! Romance of the sea and smell of the salt, with the winey breath of the pines.By HONORÉE B. LYNDELL
IN EVERY period of prosperity and inflation, stock promoters are busy. But promoters do not confine their activities to forming new companies to exploit new ideas. They are just as ready to make their profit in another way; such as by taking two or more existing companies and joining them together to make one company.By JOHN E. LANGDON
WHAT is beauty? For centuries men have been wondering but not women. Women never wonder. They just are. For ages women have been beautiful, and men have wondered why. Very early they realized that it was necessary for them to know why. Beautiful women ruled them mercilessly.By CONSTANCE TEMPLETON
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