Oh! radiant June! with lip of song, And eye of lucent light, Upon the air is borne along A breath of deep delight; The sky is fair and golden now, The woodlands sweet and clear, And fragrant-plumed flower-heads bow, For thou, fair June art here.
The Effect of the Panama Canal on Canadian Commerce
FAVORED BY ADVANTAGEOUS STRATEGIC POSITION, WESTERN CANADA WILL BE IN LINE WITH NEW HIGHWAYS OF WORLD TRAFFIC AND WILL PROFIT LARGELY BY EXPANSION OF COMMERCE RESULTANT ON SHORTER ROUTES AND WIDER MARKETS
WE ARE on the eve of the consummation of five centuries of effort to find or make a direct westerly route from Europe to the Orient. The task which the oldest nations of Christendom essayed and failed to accomplish, is nearing completion at the hands of the youngest of nations.
THE other day I ran across my old friend Ferguson Pogue. Pogue is a conscientious grafter of the highest type. His headquarters is the Western Hemisphere, and his line of business is anything from speculating in town lots on the Great Staked Plains to selling wooden toys in Connecticut, made by hydraulic pressure from nutmegs ground to a pulp.
BROAD GAUGE SENSATIONS ON A NARROW GAUGE RAILWAY — AN IDEAL OUTING FOR THE SUMMER TOURIST
W. Lacey Amy
IF Newfoundland were more difficult of access there might be some reason for the delay in its acceptance as the goal of the summer tourist. There are places offering lest in the ease of transportation, and infinitely less in interest, that are over-run from June to September.
THE dinner was a long one. There were songs between the courses, and the courses were many. The banquet hall was gay with light and color. The class of 1898 was proud of its college spirit and class loyalty. This was 1908, but there were few empty chairs at the long table.
Helen’s lips are drifting dust; Ilion is consumed with rust; All the galleons of Greece Drink the ocean’s dreamless peace; Lost was Solomon’s purple show Restless centuries ago. Stately empires wax and wane— Babylon, Barbary and Spain—
OTHER NATIONS MAY SUPPLY AIRSHIPS, BUT CANADA IS NOT BEHIND IN FURNISHING DARING MEN TO OPERATE THEM
A FEW years ago an elderly man came to Toronto to look for a man. He was Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone. But it was not the telephone that interested him. Having conquered that problem he was engaged upon another, the study of aeronautics.
Hush-a-bye, a sleepy head, All the world’s a-going to bed, Sleepy little curly head, Hush-a-bye a baby. Now the moon goes up the sky, Hush-a-bye and hush-a bye, Shut a little sleepy eye, Hush-a-bye a baby. Now the stars a vigil keep, Watching all the world asleep, All the world’s a-going to sleep, Hush-a-bye a baby.
“Huh! Get on to the glad rags!” Shorty surveyed his partner with simulated disapproval, and Smoke, vainly attempting to rub the wrinkles out of the pair of trousers he had just put on, was irritated. “They sure fit you close for a second-hand buy,” Shorty went on.
Her hair is dark as blackest night, A forest where I’ve lost my way; And there can pierce no light of day, Nor any star shall come again. And I, who have so joyed to roam The open ’neath the naked sky, No longer see the clouds go by, Nor sunlight on the bending grain;
A DESCRIPTION OF THE BEST TYPE OF CALIFORNIA BUNGALOW WHICH CAN BE ERECTED AT A COST OF $3,600
Charles A. Byers
FOR him who is possessed of limited financial resources, and who loves a cozy and attractive home, no other style of architecture can be so heartily recommended as the bungalow. From a very humble beginning in California, about seven years ago, this style of home, originally borrowed from India, has been gradually developed, through a series of modifying interpretations, into what is indeed a charming creation.
Fain would I dwell beside thee, Thou wild tempestous sea! And listen as thy surges Sing forth their songs to me; Where billows roll and whisper— Seethe into whitening foam, Upon thy heaving bosom, There would I make my home!
JUST as the Browns settled themselves to their books and newspapers and evening lamp, the door-bell rang vigorously. Mr. Brown looked over his paper at his wife— “Go-to the door, Mary,” he said easily. “Go yourself,” she pouted. “And let you humor that foolish timidity you have of going to the door at night?
HOW AN ENLIGHTENED MAYOR OF A CANADIAN TOWN SAVED MONEY FOR POSTERITY IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN IDEAL CITY
IN 1807 it was decided to provide some definite plan against the future growth of the little town that was then New York. Discussion was varied until one of the commissioners provided a simple way out of the planning difficulty by pointing to the impression of a mason’s hand-sieve in a heap of sand.
Mr. Z. Murray, portly, red-faced, dressed in the height of fashion, foppishly in fact, flaunting a diamond scarf pin, diamond rings on two fingers and a massive and overly ornate fob, sat opposite Louis Mandell in the latter’s private office.
The silver moon has cast her witching light On gum trees tall. The mystery that only lives by night Is over all. The shade the gaunt trees cast on all around Quivers, and seems The weird mis-shaped reflections, once more found, Of long-lost dreams.
THE MANNER IN WHICH HIGH FINANCE DOMINATES CANADIAN LACROSSE, EXEMPLIFIED IN THE STORY OF THE “BIG FOUR”
J. V. McAree
THE season of 1912 is likely to be memorable in the annals of lacrosse. It will see some notable names wiped off the map of Canada’s national game, names that have been associated with it for almost a generation; and in their place will be inscribed the names of a small handful of business men.
JOE MATSON was not popular with his neighbors. He had had trouble with all of them every year for years. If Sam Peters’ hogs found a defective panel of fence and foraged over in Matson’s meadow, Matson promptly penned them up and demanded damages.
MORE SLEEP AND LESS FOOD CONDUCIVE OF HEALTH —A TIMELY HEALTH TALK ON SOME SLEEP TROUBLES
Doctor Andrew Wilson
SLEEP is much more to all of us than food itself. We can do with less food if we go to bed and rest and keep warm, because in this way we both make up for lack of food, producing heat, and for limiting the body’s work. This is what the Lancashire wives did in the great cotton famine of old.
“GOOD morning, Miss Burbank,” said Dickie, running up the steps to the Manoir Richelieu. . “You look like the little sister of all the sunshines to-day.” Anita Burbank smiled appreciatively at the tall young fellow as she gave him her hand.
I.—THE PERSISTENCY THAT NEVER GIVES UP II.—WHAT KIND OF IMPRESSION DO YOU MAKE? III.—THE PAIN OF SUCCESS
Dr. Orison Swett Marden
Have you ever seen a man who had no give-up in him, who could never let go his grip whatever happened, who, every time he failed, would come up smiling and with greater determination than before to push ahead? Have you ever seen a man who did not know the meaning of the word failure, who, like Grant, never knew when he was beaten, who had cut the words “can’t” and “impossible” from his vocabulary, the man whom no obstacles could down, who was not disheartened by any misfortune, any calamity?
We met when dreams of childhood yet About her seemed to cling. I filled her eager hands with pure White lilies of the spring, And all around us, as we went, We heard the magpies sing. Again we met; the midnight street Roared by with ceaseless clang, And loud above the pavement’s din Her hard, high laughter rang— There were no lilies in that place Nor any birds that sang.
BEING A SYNOPSIS OF THE LEADING ARTICLES APPEARING IN THE BEST CURRENT MAGAZINES OF THE WORLD
THAT the American system of Government is falling down before the British parliamentary system is the startling admission of S. S. McClure in the leading political article in McClure’s Magazine for May. The admission is both clear and definite.
Dr. J. A. Harris, of the Carnegie Institute of Washington, has undertaken to champion assortive mating in men. Writing in the Popular Science Monthly he declares, “we are now in the period of reaction when men disparage selection, or dismiss it entirely as an evolutionary factor.”
In the May American Magazine, Ray Stannard Baker presents a report and interpretation of the Lawrence strike. “No strike,” says Mr. Baker, “that has ever taken place in America is fraught with a deeper significance than this.” He goes on:
The development of the storage battery during the past three years has been so wonderful and so rapid that within the next ten years it will have started a revolution in the electrical industry, says Norman Maul, in Popular Electricity. No less an authority than Thomas A. Edison is responsible for the statement that within that period, steam engines in railroad yard limits, railroad power plants, and railroad locomotives using third rails and overhead trolleys will have ended their spheres of usefulness.
That the cost of travel in America despite numerous claims to the contrary, is on the whole reasonable, appears to be established by Charles Frederick Carter, who gives some interesting facts on the question in The American Review of Reviews.
Of all quick schemes for making money, that of fooling the public in the matter of health is the most reprehensible. Some men make a business of fleecing sick folks by advertising worthless and “fake cures.” An article in Pearson’s Magazine by J. J. McCarthy, M.D., explains some of the medical frauds and methods by which thousands of people are robbed of money and health.
Bishop John Heyl Vincent couldn't go to college, and as a consequence nearly three-quarters of a million people all over the world have had an opportunity for self education through Chautauqua reading courses and lectures. On February 23, 1912, representatives of this army showed that they remembered the “father of the Chautauqua idea.”
Mrs Elinor Glyn, a Canadian, has contributed an extremely interesting article to Nash’s magazine under the title “The Old Order Changeth.” In reply to those who are constantly preaching a gospel of national decadence, and deploring the restless spirit of the times as something which is leading us on to destruction, Mrs. Glyn has voiced a sound and philosophic optimism which should effectually silence the calamity howlers and quiet the fears of those who may have permitted themselves to believe we are trembling to-day upon the brink of black dissolution.
The advantages of the modern sleeping porch are forcibly brought to the attention of the public by Theodore M. Fisher, who, writing in Suburban Life, sounds this note of warning: As a nation, we are awakening to the realization that we are in some ways paying dearly for the comforts and conveniences of the sheltering roof.
“Mr. Balfour at Leisure,” is the title of a racy sketch by Harold Spender in The Pall Mall Gazette. As a lover of golf the ex-premier is well known. Few, however, are aware that he is accomplished in music. “As a musician, indeed,” says the article, “Mr. Balfour is not a mere amateur, but a musician among musicians.
In the first of the series of articles on “The American Girl” in the May Woman’s Home Companion, the author, J. Nilsen Laurvik, makes the following comments: “Co-education has done more than anything else to rob marriage of its attractions, by divesting the man of most of his oldtime glamour and romance.
The drastic changes which are being brought about in public libraries in America are described in Everybody’s Magazine by Helen Lockwood Coffin, who declares that “all over the world the unexpected is happening under library roof-trees.
The following is a highly condensed extract as published in the Efficiency Magazine from an address before a thousand New York business men by Herbert M. Casson: What is Efficiency? There are four periods in the life of a business. It begins, not with efficiency at all, but with an invention—some idea that originates with some one man, like Fulton, who invented the steamboat; with Bell, who invented the telephone, or Morse, who invented the telegraph.
Experience, the proverb says, is a costly taskmaster. He is all the more so because so much of what he charges is paid indirectly. The modern prophets of efficiency and scientific management consequently devise laborious methods of cutting down these indirect charges.
What shall we do with the great industrial giants? Shall we regulate them or Shall we destroy them? Frank Y. Gladney, writing in The Outlook, boldly affirms that Big Business must he crushed. If, he remarks, by some inexplicable caprice, nature should bring forth a prodigious human being of five hundred times the bulk and the strength of the average man, he would completely upset the usages of the community in which he lived.
This sudden and enormous advance in the pursuit of technical studies, which have made the state universities formidable rivals to our older, privately endowed institutions, has aroused uncertainty as to the real object of collegiate training.
DEPENDS ON HOW YOU SAY IT. Bill (cheerfully): “Hello, Jack! Married yet?” Jack (sadly): “Yes, married yet.” A SPRING WARNING. “Here is a poem from a man in SingSing.” “Print it to serve as a warning to other poets.” THAT PARAPLUIE. “It was raining last night, and I went to two receptions.