THE leading feature of the Maritime number, July 15, is “Tea from China”, by Frederick William Wallace, author of the “Sail Dragger”, etc. It is a fast-moving adventure yarn, telling the story of a bonnie Canadian lassie who took over command of her husband’s clipper ship, ’way back in the ’fifties, and carried on during a desperate voyage from China to England, while he lay helpless in his bunk.
THE PUZZLING character of present conditions is well illustrated by the trend of retail business. Sales in the small towns are in any case restricted by the limited purchasing power of the farming community, but in the larger cities the situation is a good deal more complicated, and cannot easily be summed up.
Question—What is your opinion of the British Colonial Coal Mines Ltd. as a speculation?—J.R.A., Nicholson, Ont. Answer We understand that the British Colonial Coal Mines Limited was organized to develop a coal field near Sudbury. Geologists’ reports in the past have always discounted the possibility of finding coal in Ontario as the rock formation was not of the requisite character.
SIX NOVELS by Six Canadians will be serialized in MACLEAN’S MAGAZINE during the next fifteen months—the greatest array of all-Canadian literary features ever announced by a periodical in the Dominion. At least three will be stories of Canadian life, dealing with you—and your neighbors;— with me—and with my neighbors.
"YES: she's a beautiful woman. There's no doubt about that. What did you say her name was?" "I haven't mentioned her name," I returned. "But there's no secret about it. She is Lady Sylvia Clavering." "Ah! Sylvia. Of course, I remember now."
"MY DEAREST FRIEND, “There has been no letter from you for a fortnight; so I don't expect now to receive one before that, troublesome date of the 5th of December, which we fixed as the last day of our partnership. I rather wish it would come, because you will then be released from a contract which no longer seems to give you pleasure.
"ALL READY! Action! Camera!” Just where the river narrowed to a blue-drab swirl that struck at the grey rocks like an angry rattler, its burden of buoyant, gleaming logs had become jammed. Heaving and grinding with the swift current to give it, impetus the mass of floating timbers quivered as though with fear; then, "suddenly, as a herd of cattle will stampede at fancied menace, each unit of that long raft went on the rampage.
IT IS oft-times difficult to place one’s mind definitely upon the small details of the past and say just where was the beginning of an incident; yet in this instance I can be quite positive that it began for me at the very second when I came to realize that Dunk Freebourne’s nervousness was real and not assumed.
A. W. Cutten, Millionaire Wheat Plunger, Laid Foundations of His Spectacular Career by Cornering the “Glassies” in Guelph
CHARLES CHRISTOPHER JENKINS
So seemingly FREQUENTLY inconsequential is it a event that proves the turning point in the lives of men who a mass millions or become famous that the circumstance can almost be regarded as a rule rather than an exception. yet the little things always of interesting moment to that lead to the tide in the affairs of notables the rest of us.
THE PURPORT of this article is to convey to as many Canadians as may read it an idea of what the League of Nations is, how it works and what it has done since its establishment on January 10, 1920. Since then, Canada has been represented at the first and second assemblies of the League and has taken an active and honorable part in both and bears her proportion of the expenses of the League.
IF WE HAD been living in England and had attended a patriotic celebration in the good old days when knighthood was in flower, it would have been easy for us to have learned the family history of the gentlemen participating in a first of July tournament by observing the devices on their shields or the armorial bearings emblazoned on their coats.
PERRIN shut his eyes for a second. He opened them again. Nothing had changed. He did not expect anything to be changed. He would have been startled if any change had occurred. Closing his eyes had been merely an instinctive action, the sort of thing a man does when he stares too long at something which he cannot clearly make out.
OLD AS Indian mythology itself, the picturesque sun dance of Western Canadian tribesmen will soon be quite as much a thing of the past as the secret of fashioning arrowheads and spear-heads from flint. The Sun Dance has always been pretty much of a mystery to white men, held as it has been within close-packed walls built of the boughs of the sacred spruce tree, and its devotees pledged to a secrecy that has seldom been violated.
FOR SOME distance the grade had been hewn perilously out of the mountain side and the blizzard coming suddenly and furiously out of the northwest had precipitated upon it accumulations of débris and snow loosened by a series of storms. The transcontinental had miraculously escaped one slide, only to be stalled by another a mile or so farther on.
AN HOUR after Arthur had left the house on the Monday morning Josina went slowly up the stairs to her father’s room. She was young and the stairs were shallow, but the girl’s knees shook under her as she mounted them, one by one, and her hand trembled on the banister.
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An Article That Is Probably Contrary to Most of Your Ideas
DR. WOODS HUTCHINSON
MANY ancient prejudices are cast down in an extraordinary article in Colliers by Dr. Hutchinson. The ideas of this eminent authority are probably contrary to those of the average man or woman. Here are some of them. 1. Eat whenever you feel hungry.
Some Advice, of a Particularly Timely Nature, for the Holiday
EACH SUMMER season brings its quota of bathing and boating fatalities, a large proportion of which could be avoided if the victims were only capable of keeping their heads and using a little judgment in the emergency which proves fatal to them.
Sir James Provides a Personality for “His Unruly Half,” the Writing Part of Himself
SIR JAMES BARRIE
BRITISH papers, and especially the London Times, give considerable attention to the references of Sir James Barrie, the playwright, to what he terms his “writing self.” Sir James has named the artistic half of himself “McConnachie,” and in his recent address at the University of St. Andrew’s, Scotland, on his installation as rector of that institution, explained his “other self” as follows:— “McConnachie, I should explain, is the name I give to the unruly half of myself— the writing half.
Two Men, Three Women and a Little Girl Have Amazing Adventures in Central Africa
CARL E. AKELEY
IT HAS been generally supposed that the lion is the most ferocious of wild beasts and the most dangerous to encounter in the jungle. Carl E. Akeley, writing in World's Work of his experiences as a specimen collector in British East Africa, claims that the gorilla is not only the most savage of beasts when disturbed in his native haunts but actually drives out lions and elephants from his hunting grounds.
Mrs. Asquith Discusses Flappers’ Failings and Various Other Things She Saw in U.S.
MARGOT ASQUITH, who is known as “the stormy petrel of writers,” and whose writings MacLean's was the first to publish on this continent, takes the rôle of critic of the American woman in a recent issue of McCall's Magazine. In this article she makes use of the following terse observations:— “As far as I have observed, the American women vary in no ways from our own in their devotion to their children, and —unless among the rich—have large families.
He is a Power Behind the Scenes in Eastern European Politics
AMONG the mysterious personages of whom from time we hear as wielding a far reaching though secret influence in the political world may be classed Sir Basil Zaharoff, one of the shadowy influences behind the scenes of international relations in the Near East.
A District Which Exerts a Powerful Influence Upon the Course of Life in Europe
DOWN the Rhine, below where Caesar bridged it at Andernach, below where Yankee Doughboys now wash their shirts in its green flood and British Tommies play at soccer above the bones of bishops, a small crooked stream flows in from the East — a stream called the Ruhr.
How a Reporter Unexpectedly Became a Government Secretary
FRANK B. LORD
AN AMUSING incident of a reporter having a government secretaryship suddenly thrust upon him is related by Mr. Lord in the Searchlight (Washington, D.C.) as follows:— "When the Hon. Arthur D. Lasker, hailing from that chief seaport of the Drainage Canal—Chicago—was chosen as Chairman of the United States Shipping Board, the announcement was herálded along the docks and wharves an up and down the navigable streams, that here was a business and efficiency expert who would ‘do things.’
Thoughtfulness—When they bury the hatchet in Ireland they put a mark on the spot in case.—Winnipeg Free Press. Must Be Partially Porous—Backbone won’t get you far, however, if the knot on the upper end of it is solid bone.— Kingston British Whig.
MAKING fire with the “fire sticks,” as did the Indians before the coming of the white man and his matches, is not only a most interesting experiment, but a very practical one. The art, once acquired, may some day prove very useful —should you be camping or canoeing or hiking, and forget or lose your matches, or have them rendered useless by an upset in the water, or a drenching rain storm.
A GREAT many people do not—until a "lot of mosquito bites” begin to “spread.” Let’s read up on it: Poison Ivy may be identified by its three leaves, or leaflets, with but few notches; frequently with but one. In colour the leaves are a shiny copper when young, later dull green, still later scarlet.
MANY tons of delicious and nutritious food go to waste every year in Canada, because of the widespread danger of poisoning “from eating poison toadstools.” A knowledge of mushrooms and “those that aren’t” should be included in the qualifications of every Scoutmaster or other boys’ work leader in charge of summer camps.
YOU WOULD hardly expect anyone so dainty and fragile-looking— so like a bit of Dresden china— to drive her own car. Rut she does. You would never guess that anyone so young and pretty was an outstanding business woman. But she is. For seven years she has been the manager of an office, with a staff of five stenographers, two clerks and two book-keepers under her.
Single-Track Mind:—“When is your daughter thinking of getting married?” “Constantly.”—The American Legion Weekly. A Useful Initial:—“What's your name?” “Isadore Patrick Goldstein.” “What’s the Patrick for?” “Protection.”—Orange Peel.