HOW would you like to see an all-fiction issue of MacLean's? Even though you now look forward eagerly to the all-Canadian fact articles which have been such a conspicuous part of each year’s program, yet I feel certain you will welcome the announcement that the August 1 issue will be 100% fiction— and its features 100% British ! First of all, there will be a complete novel, by Alan Sullivan—“The Jade God.” This intriguing mystery story will be published in the one issue-— by all odds the longest single feature ever published in a Canadian periodical.
THE business situation has not reflected very vividly the hopes and fears begotten of the Conference at Genoa. Never—except perhaps in Washington last fall—have so many distinguished pressmen been crowded in one place: and never have they worked under more difficult conditions.
HORACE GREELEY, after all, wasn’t so far wrong. It’s a great thing to go west. But it’s an even greater adventure to swing about the Big Circle, as I have just done, clear from our Atlantic gateway of Montreal on the East to our Pacific porte-cochere of Vancouver on the sunset route and then, going north to Prince Rupert and touching the lower tip of Alaska, to turn home again along the valley of the Peace and on through the brand new wheat-belt and the new NorthWest, and in doing so grow into a renewed knowledge of the greatness and the wealth of this Dominion of ours.
LENNOX BALUSTER sat beside the supper-table, his elbows on his knees, his chin cupped in his hands. Twice had his wife, Jane-Ann, been obliged to “step high” in moving about the table, so as not to stumble over Len’s number nines. Superstition forbidding the repetition of anything the third time in succession, Jane-Ann proceeded to remove the offending obstacles by bringing her own foot forcibly down on Len’s bunion.
THIS “short sharp business" session of Parliament is still dragging its weary lengths along. It was to he all over by the middle of May but the date marked for its finish might better have been designated as its start. For even as this is written Hon.
THE SENATE of Canada is long on dignity, a stickler for precedents —especially those of the House of Lords—dislikes innovations on the principle that what’s good isn’t new and what’s new isn’t good, and though not exactly fervent is regular and decorous in prayer.
YOUR worship is Mr. Gart—the Honourable Mr. L. Gart?” asked the big fellow in a jump-coat, advancing. Doubting not what my answer would be, he made a gesture to the other two, whereat they lowered the muskets with which they had menaced my party.
A STARTLING ADMISSION from the pen of a successful feminine politician, known in several Canadian provinces, who asserts: “It is a grave mistake for women to rush into political life,” and adds: “The more that I know of women, the more I think of men.”
THESE Women know not the Way of the World”—such was the caption on a recent newspaper item referring to-the fact that the sisters of a certain Catholic Order would not take advantage of their right to vote as they “knew not the ways of the World.” Lucky women! Thrice blessed are they for not only are they riot “worldly wise”'but they do not covet that wisdom, and, unlike another Sisterhood (which some bold, bad man has unkindly called “The Shrieking Sisterhood of Suffragettes”) they are not disturbed over their “rights.”
JOHN CADWALLADER woke suddenly from an oppressive sleep. All night he had been drowsing fitfully. At first it had been on account of the students who kept rollicking on the floor above; then, when their pranks had at length ceased, he had concluded that he was wakeful because it was his first night in a new apartment and a strange bed.
ARTHUR, on the other hand, felt that things were going very well with him now. A few months earlier he had decided that a partnership in Ovington’s would be cheaply bought at the cost of a rupture with his uncle. Now he had the partnership, he could look forward to the wealth and importance which it would bring—and he had not to pay the price.
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Chang-Tso-Lin is Real “Power Behind” Chinese Government Despite De sperate. Opposition.
CURRENT OPINION LITTLE IS known of Chang-Tso-Lin, though according to Lord Northcliffe in the Daily Mail his control of the Peking government is complete. He prefers the safety of his seat in Mukden however to the perils of the Chinese capital.
Mustapha Kemal Changes Turk Slogan From “Sultan” and “Islam” to “Fatherland”
LAWPvENCE SHAW MOORE
THE Nationalist movement in Turkey appears to have come to stay. The slogan of the Turks has changed from “Sultan" and "Islam” to “Fatherland.” Mr. Moore has lately visited the country. He reached Angora in Anatolia, the headquarters of Mustapha Kemal Pasha.
A SENSATIONAL exposure of the Soviet Government’s ambitious designs on India is the subject of an article in The Independent by an Afghan author who has recently returned from an extended tour of the regions he describes and who writes with the authority of an eye-witness. The disclosures give a touch of ironic humor to the invitation to Lenin, at Lloyd George’s suggestion, to attend the Genoa conference.
Sir George Younger, the Dynamic Leader of the Tory Forces in England, is Possible Leader.
CURRENT OPINION THERE ARE not many people who would dare tilt a lance with the little Welsh leader of Britain, but Sir George Younger is one of these. More than anyone else this canny Scot has the faculty of so engineering parliamentary groups as to keep the political leader eternally on the elert, eternally expecting something unforeseen to happen.
“British Naval Supremacy” is Not as Potent a Phrase as Formerly, Claims Expert.
POLITICAL conditions have undergone surprising changes as a result of the Great War and Great Britain has voluntarily abdicated the position which it attained in the time of Queen Elizabeth and which it has since then defended against all comers.
POLITICAL Ireland as it exists to-day is to a great extent the work of two men, Dr. Douglas Hyde and Mr. Arthur Griffith. Dr. Hyde’s share of the work lay in the cultural scheme of the Gaelic ideal which was the source that kept national unrest and national striving alive and Mr. Griffith consummated by political activity the work that Dr. Hyde set out to do.
A WELL-KNOWN player has sent me an interesting letter on my article “Chance at Bridge.” While he does not dispute my general argument that in the long run cards average themselves out, he does not agree that six months or even a year is a sufficient test.
Mrs. Plumptre Is the Wife of Rev. Canon Plumptre, and Is President of the Ontario Division of the Red Cross Society
A. N. PLUMPTRE
THERE is much criticism abroad regarding the young girls and youths of to-day; they are said to be undisciplined, reckless, extravagant and frivolous, falling far below the standard set by the preceding generation. In my opinion our young people are not altogether to blame for these tendencies and their divergence from previous only reflect the general of the times they live in, just as the Early Victorian maidens who wore crinolines, coy curls,—and fainted in any emergency calling for prompt actionlived up to the conventions and requirements of that very stilted age.
Try it on Your Wife:—Tell a woman she looks young and her appreciation of your compliment almost makes it truthful.—Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. Too True:—“Where is the demand for cat-skins mostly felt?” was one of the questions recently set in a Surrey secondary school. The answer is “Among cats.”