SHOULD YOU know of anyone organizing an expedition to Van Diemen's Land, or Thibet, or the South Pole, or Mars, I'd appreciate an opportunity of wangling a job with it for Hamish, our composing room messenger. This morning, Hamish, in the editorial presence, delivered himself of a slang term which irritates me.
Clean Up Politics A GREAT MANY factors in Quebec politics contributed to the fall of the Taschereau Government, but the sudden resignation of the premier was forced by charges of corruption and misuse of public money brought against appointees of his administration.
A marathon of midsummer mirth — A story of the Big Swim, the Big Fish and his lady
JAMES A. COWAN
FIRST I WISH to state that I do not personally know any horses, and that it is not for treating horses I get my reputation as a horse doctor. I am general hanger-on at Pop’s camps for marathon swimmers when they are training at different places for some big crawl. In the papers, it is a custom to write about stables of swimmers, a stable being no more or less than a training camp full of these swimmers.
Gloomy? Not these two optimists ! They predict that Canada will make a good showing at the Berlin games
DESPITE the criers of gloom who say that this year’s Canadian Olympic team will not stand a chance when the big games are held in Berlin during the first week of August, the writers of this article are going to put themselves squarely out on a limb and declare that Canada has a chance to win five events in track and field, with a possibility of placing in half a dozen other events, to compile the best showing this country has ever made at the big international games.
BY THE TIME this appears in print the well-known tumult and shouting will have gone from Parliament Hill, also the captains and kings. Most of the kings and captains will have gone home; a few. more fortunate. will have gone to Europe. Every summer, and especially every post-election summer, a number of our Ministers decide that unless they take a sea voyage our overseas trade will go to the devil, or England break away from the Empire, or some other calamity come; whereupon they board the first ship following prorogation and spend the odd month or s:o on the Strand or in Piccadilly.
What happened aboard an Atlantic liner when two card sharps picked a " sucker "
THE Venetia, homeward bound for Southampton, was six hours out from New York harbor before Mr. and Mrs. Brown made their first appearance in the smoking saloon. Many far more imposing people had entered unnoticed, but Mr. Brown was used to attracting attention, although it was usually attention of a not very gratifying kind.
The second of a seríes of articles presenting a French-Canadian’s interpretation of Quebec’s reform movement and the viewpoint of French Canada toward Confederation
VICTOR C. SOUCISSE
IF THE reader has been alarmed by the title of these articles, let him be reassured that the “Revolt in Quebec” is an intellectual one; it will be fought with ballots, not with bullets. The constitutional means at the disposal of any group of Canadians will be used to attain the aims of this “revolt.”
A story of glamorous India, the India where death strikes mysteriously and superstition holds strange sway
JOHN drove HAYES his buggy MACDONALD down the road between the ranks of darkgreen tea shrubs. Dusk was nearing—mist above the unseen river, blue haze on the hills beyond the valley. Nine months ago he had inherited Daigroon plantation, and the sense of ownership was still so sweet that he could not resist a nightly drive around the whole 5(X) acres. Not bad, he told himself again; not bad for one who had begun as door-boy in Locke Steven’s office in Calcutta.
Men said Great Bear Lake mineral wealth was too far north to be developed — Now men fly that wealth to market
THEY said that CALLED anyone it who a madman’s believed in pipe the dream. possibility They of producing minerals 1.500 miles north of the most northerly transcontinental steel, ought to consult an alienist. That was when the boys started prospecting the rim of the Arctic.
Today's lesson : Too many girls may be worse than none at all
MR. HATFIELD estimated with approval, faintly mixed with foreboding, the head and shoulders of the young man across the employment desk from him. As one of those persons who promote things, he had seen a great deal of the world and people, and he knew how much that particular kind of head and shoulders can mean to a man in most parts of the Occident, where they are considered approximately the standard of masculine beauty. Also, knowing something of women, he realized just how much trouble they can get their possessor into.
The strange case of the Indian who defied the police for thirteen years and emerged from his trial a hero
N. DE BERTRAND LUGRIN
SO LONG as there is an Indian alive on the North Pacific slope to sing of the deeds of his ancestors in the lodges or around the camp fires, the saga of Gun-a-noot will ring down the years. He was, outside of their legendary heroes, the greatest figure of all time. Wise, fearless, a dutiful son, a faithful friend, he became a convert to Christianity while a very young man and set a standard for his people, leading an exemplary life, working hard and holding himself aloof from most of the vices so common in rancheries close to the white settlements.
The King Steps Out THE Moore KING back Steps to the Out” screen brings in Grace high spirits and fine voice; and with her Franchot Tone, very handsome in an Imperial uniform, with his hair becomingly waved and windblown. Miss Moore plays the part of Princess Elizabeth of Bavaria and Franchot Tone that of the Emperor Franz Joseph of Austria, and the picture shows them in their early romantic youth.
IN THIS specialized new world the problem of education is one on which parents spend many thoughtful hours. It is no longer simply a matter of sending one’s child to school and letting the State turn out a product finished in an average mold. Now we have learned that each child should not be set to the same task, nor should we expect all to learn easily the same lesson.
SO YOU’RE going to travel this summer. I While the rest of us toil, you’ll be flitting from mountain to seashore and from lake to valley. More power to you, and may your travels be pleasant. To help make them pleasant, plan your wardrobe so that you have the utmost style crammed into the smallest travelling bag.
THE ODD person here and there has a real passion for roughing it, but most of us enjoy a few home comforts and a few nice things about us, no matter where we spend our holidays. Talk as you like about the joys of the simple life, it doesn’t alter the fact that a cottage with no conveniences, packed with discards, isn’t the last word in contentment.
It’s a Hard Life—Nothing scares the life out of a farmer half so much as to pick up a newspaper and read that the Government is going to do something for him. — Port Arthur News-Chronicle. Return of Prosperity—A neighbor says things must be getting better; some folks are taking their noses from grindstones and turning them up again.—Rosetown (Sask.) Eagle.
There once was an oyster, whose story I tell, Who found that some sand had got under his shell; Just one little grain— But it gave him a pain: (For oysters have feelings, for all they’re so plain!) Now did he berate the working of Fate Which had led him to such a deplorable state? Did he curse out the government? Call for election?
A Bright Idea—Panting and perspiring, two Irishmen on a tandem bicycle at length reached the top of a steep hill. “That was a stiff climb, Mike,” said the first. “Sure and it was,” said the other. "And if I hadn’t kept the brake on we should have gone backward.”—Toronto Globe.
Puzzle No. 8 A carpenter was called in to mend a hole in the floor. The gap was 2 feet wide and 12 feet long. The only board he had was 3 feet wide and 8 feet long. How did he cut the board to repair the floor? —Puzzle by arrangement with The Leisure League of America.
A CERTAIN Mr. Birge, of Toronto, spent a few days in Montreal recently and returned with _ awesome respect of hotel service in the metropolis. Having concluded the business which took him there, Mr. Birge decided that it would be nice for his wife and himself were he to invite some of their friends down to their suite at the Windsor.