THIS is the first issue to go to press after the election, and our comment is therefore belated. But we feel we must record our award for the best piece of election reporting. It goes to Judith Robinson, of the Toronto Globe and Mail. Miss Robinson wrote: “This reporter found the Tory she was looking for, and asked the question of the day: ‘To what do you attribute the King Government’s victory?’
BEING, as we are, staunchly on the side of right, and opposed to wrong, holding always that honesty is the best policy and crime does not pay, we report with considerable satisfaction upon the disaster that befell the evil men who not long ago broke into the store of MacMillan and Livingston, in New Glasgow, N.S. The rogues pried open the cash drawer.
IT WOULD have to happen on the first day to give us hope that spring might be on the way. We could actually hear the drip of melting snow. There were pools of water in the streets. We had an ear cocked to catch the first twittering of the birdies. Then it happened.
Western Deficiency—Things we miss in Western Canada—Cigar store Indians, cracker barrels, chestnut trees, barefoot boys, livery stables, fly nets on horses, peg top pants, two-for-a-nickel cigars, earmuffs, life saver ropes in hotel bedrooms, pigtails on small girls, a natural complexion on the big girls.—London Free Press.
Having heard so much lately about the “new” method of marching in threes, I was interested to read the following in chapter Seventy-six of Walter Scott’s “Tales of a Grandfather.” Writing of the time of 1745, he says: “The Highlanders were familiar with a species of manoeuvring exactly suited to their own irregular tactics.
1. Mechanical device for weight-lifting. 6. “As the—was bent the tree inclines.” 9. Skyline. 10. Underground store of plant nutriment. 12. This evergreen plant provides a bitter purgative drug. 13. Germany’s name for Germany. 16. Industrial town of South Ontario.
ONE NIGHT last week in the House of Commons there were dull and dispirited debates going on concerning the wages of agricultural laborers. Nobody disagreed with anybody else, but the old problem remained—how to build up food production here without compromising our place as supreme purchaser of foodstuffs from overseas.
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