THERE S an undoubted improvemen in sentiment in business circles, and insofar as this is the result of a real improvement in conditions, or as it exerts a beneficial influence on the mind of the buyer, which in turn reacts favorably upon the whole situation, it is to be welcomed.
OF COURSE Charter P. Thomas had taken a suite at the hotel. On the centre table of the sitting room stood a vase of luxuriant roses; they had been charged to the room account. Charter P. touched the petals of a rose with his slim, girl-like fingers, drew an attenuated roll of bills from his pocket, looked at the money derisively, and then grinned like a mischievous boy into the pale gambler face of his companion, Jack Conway.
PERHAPS the startling story of “The Massacre Ground” at Cypress Hills, some forty miles north of the American boundary line, and kindred stories were the last straws which, added to the weight of evidence for the necessity of an armed force in the west, moved the Dominion government to active organization work in forming the Mounted Police.
THOUGH it was Boyd Anderson’s wedding day, he was taking it calmly. Why worry? Why flurry? “Keep cool,” he advised himself—and others; yet there was not an hour left in which to meet the train, and dress for the wedding. "Loads of time,” he assured his mother as, anxious-eyed, she waved him off at the gate.
THE feast of oratory is on! From every little red school house, from every “rostrum”—whatever that is—from every town hall and every “opera house” comes the frenzied eloquence of the political spell-binder. The refined product goes howling up the city streets, tears along the highways and echoes through the sideroads and concessions.
NOW that women are in Canadian public life, now that they have a voice in Canada’s destiny, which means their sons’ and daughters’ destiny, which means their sons’ and their daughters’ success or failure— how are they going to vote? A are they going to vote at all?
MODESTY and generosity are traits in Hon. Mr. Crerar’s character. He has been generous enough to say that J. K. Munro’s brilliant national political reviews in MacLean's Magazine were responsible for his selection for the leadership of the National Progressive Party with the Premiership of Canada in the horizon.
FILLMORE had the air of a man who thought it wasn’t loaded. A wild, startled expression had settled itself upon his face, and he was breathing heavily. “Cheer up!” said Sally. Fillmore jumped like stricken jelly. “Tell me all,” said Sally, sitting down beside him.
AS CANADA labors in the throes of an election, and the air is hideous with clash and clamor of conflict, much is heard of principles, platforms and leaders. A Babel of voices perplex and confuse with charges and counter charges of political jobbery and corruption; of vicious machines and political bosses; of shameless patronage systems and perilous policies; and leaders of parties are execrated as traitors by opponents and extolled as saviours by friends.
WHAT’S HAPPENED SO FAR—Mary Trevert, charming, young, aristocratic, to secure a comfortable income for her mother, agrees to marry Hartley Parrish, a soulless millionaire, though she loves Robin Greve, a promising young barrister. Parrish is killed by a mysterious pistol-shot in his library just after Greve parted with Mary during a quarrel.
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Stinnes, Black-bearded Genius, Amassed Fortune During and After War
DR. HERMAN BRINCKMEYER
HUGO STINNES is the commercial demi-god of Germany. He is the most powerful driving force in the whole of defeated and distracted Germany. In his book on the Teutonic genius, reviewed in the New York Times, Dr. Herman Brinckmeyer tells how the grandfather of Hugo, Matthias Stinnes, settled on the Rhine in the early part of the last century.
Man and His Earth Will Turn to Ether, According to Relativity Theory
SIR OLIVER LODGE
“WE LIVE in a full-blooded universe, containing intelligence and emotion and will. What the influence of life and mind may be, in modifying still further the laws of physics, some of us are only beginning to suspect.” So writes Sir Oliver Lodge in the Fortnightly Review, discussing Professor Einstein’s modern method for studying the universe and the parts the suns and planets, including our own sun and earth, play in the march of time toward dissolution and eternity.
Huge Parachute Designed to Take Care of Cabinful of Passengers
MAJOR T. ORDE LEES, A.F.C., O.B.E.
JUST AS ocean-going and lake-going vessels must carry life-preservers for the protection of their passengers in case of wreck, so it is necessary for air-craft to carry parachutes in which their passengers may descend to earth safely when something happens the aeroplane or dirigible.
Seekers of Exotic Adventure in South Sea Islands Usually Disappointed
CHARLES BERNARD NORDHOFF
LURED by the description of fiction writers, men and women too, of many types seek out the South Sea Islands in search of what they dream to be a modern paradise. How they are disillusioned when they reach the Polynesian group is told of in “South Sea Moonshine,” an article appearing in Atlantic Monthly by Charles Bernard Nordhoff.
Scientists Discover Machine to Record Home Run Kings Prowess
HUGH S. FULLERTON
ALBERT JOHANSON, M.A., and Joseph Holmes, M.A., of the research laboratory of Columbia university's psychological department, in all probability never saw Babe Ruth, champion “swatter” on the big league diamonds, hit a baseball, and likely neither of them know or care if his batting average is 007 or .450, but they are themselves '500 tier cent, hitters in the psychology game.
Labor Savers -Still, about the best device to save steps in the kitchen is a hired cock—Kitchener Record. One Viewpoint —If Ireland wants a King of her own, why not send her William Lyon Mackenzie.—London Free Press. A Change of Routing -The burglars who used to enter houses via the porch ute have taken to cellars. Peterboro Examiner.
Items of Interest Recorded by Veteran Parliamentarian Twenty Years Ago
SIR HENRY LUCY
TOBY, M.P., is the nom-de-plume of a prominent British journalist. Sir Henry Lucy, well-known as the recorder of doings in Parliament for many years past In the Cornhill he is giving some extracts from his diary for the year 1902. Here are one or two typical items:— January 25.
Our Age Is a Jazz-exploited One, An Orgy of Spending
MARY ROBERTS RHINEHART
WE ARE spending our money and our energy too recklessly, says Mary Roberts Rhinehart in the Ladies’ Home Journal. Women are to blame for the orgy of spending. Youth has a false standard of values. The auto has done away with the chaperon, and our age is a jazz-exploited one.
THE other day, a letter was received from one of our readers who wanted to know just what I meant by “acidosis” and “vitamines,” while still another desired to be informed as to the difference between sterilization and pasteurization.
How My and I Turn Spare Hours at Home Into Dollars
The remarkable way in which Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Monaghan solved their extra money problem. Every wife, self-supporting girl and father of a family can iiow use spare time to make money at home—in the same way they did.
P. J. MONAGHAN
THE years 1916 and ’17 were lean years for the working man in our part of the country, especially if he happened to be the sole support of a large family. I had seen a hand-knitting machine advertised, and I thought that if I could get one I could help the Red Cross by knitting socks, and at the same time use the machine to increase my small salary and keep the wolf from the door.
To a hen, said Henry Ward Beecher, “My dear, you’re a beautiful creature.” Said the hen, “Then I beg “You’ll accept of an egg,” And thus did the Hen reward Beecher.— Mail and Empire. They Agreed—Visitor, in early morning, after week-end, to chauffeur—“Don’t let me miss my train.”