WHEN “Confessions of a Shepolitician” was published last June I anticipated that it would not meet with the approval of a considerable body of readers. As a matter of fact, it aroused a storm of comment, about one-third favoring the sentiments expressed therein, and two-thirds condemning them.
West Needs Understanding of Its Peculiar Financial Needs That Are Not the Needs of the East
M. D. GEDDES
PIONEERING in the West is entirely different from the pioneering days of Eastern Canada with which many of us are familiar. The West being largely a prairie country, which easily lends itself to rapid expansion and its period of development coming at the later dates, when mechanical power has made such wonderful strides, it is only natural that, for many years to come, the West will require financial assistance in a very large way.
ONCE upon a time Margaret Binyon had been a girl with illusions. In those faraway days she had believed, for instance, that the world was a pretty decent sort of place; that people, taking them all round, neither lied, thieved, cheated, nor threw stones at lame hounds trying to get over pecuniary stiles; that quite a lot of good things could be bought for one gold sovereign; and that if one were a young woman with a certain amount of talent, a pleasant voice, an attractive face, and a good figure, the stage afforded one every chance of a jolly existence.
THE writer is editor, of "Railway Age," Chicago, the world’s outstanding expert on railway problems, because he knows them from the public as well as on the technical side—knows them so well that he has on several occasions swung the great U.S. railway executives to his view on big questions.
SOME men know the only girl in the world when they see her; and some men don’t. Some understand their sensations but don’t get the sand to do anything about it until it’s too late. Big Bill Harriman knew his own when he saw her, at the first glance; and sand, next to size, was the thing with which he was most abundantly endowed.
Stories of the Days When the Railway Was Creeping Toward the Pacific Coast. When Vancouver Was in its Swaddling Clothes. Old Facts and Faces Recalled
GEORGE H. HAM
BRITISH COLUMBIA has an immense wealth of scenery, minerals, orchards, fertile farms, sunshine and politics. Land and sea and sky have bountifully supplied the mountain grandeur, the rich yield of fruit and grain and vegetables, and the salubrious climate is a splendid tribute of the heavens to the magnificent contribution of equable balmy climate— and Man, which includes both sexes, has made questions of state an interesting and at times an exciting addition to everyday life.
We Could Have Hundred Million in Next Generation and Be Ruined in Getting Them
IN THE newer countries people always take an interest in the question of population. Ask an English inhabitant of Durham or York or Nottingham what is the population of his city and you will find that he doesn’t know. He may have a vague idea of the population of England — within about ten or twenty millions: and probably be aware that there are far fewer people in Scotland than in England.
Refusal to Take Precipitous Action Saving Factor. Sane Thinking Essential to Peace
Lieut.-Col. John Bayne Maclean
WE CANADIANS have spent over one-third of our entire resources in the war. Every day every man, every woman, every child must give one to two hours’ time to pay the interest on this vast loss. No one escapes. And this is only a part of what the war cost us.
Youth’s Glamor—Its Poignant, Wistful Moments are in this Story
F. SCOTT FITZGERALD
SOME of the caddies were poor as sin and lived in oneroom houses with a neurasthenic cow in the front yard, but Dexter Green’s father owned the second best grocery store in Dillard—the best one was “The Hub,” patronized by the wealthy people from Lake Erminie—and Dexter caddied only for pocket-money.
THE STORY tells of the subtle machinations of Nana Sahib, English-trained prince of India, against the English in India, of Colonel Hodson, Britain’s representative in the troubled state, whos loyalty was divided between the English Raj, and hii coldly imperious daughter Elizabeth.
THE following items are among the direct monetary costs of the war: 1. Sums directly paid out by Departments of the Dominion Government for war purposes and demobilization. From the commencement of the war to March 31, 1922, these sums aggregated $1,688,948,035 as shown by the attached statement.
Being the Life Story of a Woman Who Has Made Good, and in Doing So Has Left Her Mark on the Community
FRANCES BEATRICE TAYLOR
YOU keep thinking of Ontario orchards, and ruddy apples in the October sun. She is that sort of person, round and smooth of cheek, jolly of stature, with a voice that has a chuckle in it, and a fashion of tucking her sleeves up to her elbows, when a special task comes before her to be And she is very much a woman’s woman, for all that she holds high office in her native province, office that no other woman in Canada has yet reached.
Reasonable Enough—“May I kiss you before I go, Pauline?” “Mother’s in the next room.” “That’s all right; your dad can kiss her.”Grana Magazine. The Wisdom of Womankind—Mr. Broke—“I can’t raise $5; that’s all there is to it! I received a notice from my bank this morning that I had overdrawn.”