SOME day, no doubt, the philosophic historian will account for the reaction that has taken place of late in the attitude of Englishmen towards several important problems. In religion, there has been a return on the part of many to beliefs discarded at the Reformation; in political economy, to the idol of protection, cast down sixty years ago; in national politics, to a type of Imperialism narrower and more aggressive than that in vogue in Palmerston’s days; while in colonial policy, the old notion that, in tariff matters and matters relating to military defence, the interests of the colonies should be distinctly subordinated to those of the Mother Country, appears to be entertained by most Conservatives and by not a few Liberals.By EDWARD FARRER, IN THE FORTNIGHTLY REVIEW19 min
BEFORE taking up a consideration of luxury and want, it may be well to survey briefly the great fortunes that have sprung up so amazingly in this country during recent decades, and that to-day, in the opinion of many serious thinkers, constitute a menace to our national well being.By CLEVELAND MOFFETT, IN SUCCESS21 min
IN the dark woods the obvious thought came to me as a positive inspiration. At the end of those jerking ground lines, over which my weary feet had stumbled a score of times, there must be an engine, and with the engine a man who could direct me out of the maze into which I had wandered.By ALDEN ARTHUR KNIPE, IN APPLETON’S BOOKLOVER’S MAGAZINE19 min
The February American has as its opening feature a paper on the “Heart of the Automobile," illustrated with photographs and old prints. The series of articles by Charles H. Caffin on “The Story of American Painting” is continued. There is an installment of Mary Cholmondeley’s serial, “Prisoners,” and a valuable paper on “Judge Mack and the Chicago Juvenile Court.”
“IF the Arm of the Law, in the shape of our organized systems of detecting and bringing criminals to punishment, were paralysed for only a week, the people who now are inclined to regard it and even deride it as insufficient would be surprised to discover how much they owed to it,” once declared Mr. Justice Stephen.By CHARLES J. TIBBITS, IN LONDON MAGAZINE18 min
"PINKERTON’S” may fairly be described as the greatest detective agency in the world. From its headquarters in New York its feelers extend not only over America, but throughout the remotest parts of Europe and Asia. Its expert detectives number many hundreds, and remarkable indeed has been their share in tracking culprits to their doom and in unravelling the mysteries of crime.By CHARLES FRANCIS BOURKE, IN STRAND MAGAZINE16 min
OLD SHERWIN passed in the office as a trifle—just a trifle— crazy. Not that it manifested itself in his work. George Sherwin was a capable and accurate bookkeeper, and the books over which he toiled for eight hours every day were marvels of precision and neatness.By EDGAR DAYTON PRICE IN BUSINESS MAN’S MAGAZINE15 min
FACTS and figures about the beginning and progress of the automobile industry in America are so conflicting, and there is such a dearth of accurate knowledge on the subject, that I cannot show, year by year, our growth in the manufacture of automobiles.By FRANK A. MUNSEY, IN MUNSEY’S MAGAZINE13 min
ABOUT thirty-five years ago, the late Mr. W. E. Forster, M.P., for Bradford, offered two prizes in a national essay competition, the essays to embody a plan for establishing a friendly society at once equitable and safe, and combining the ordinary advantages of a sick-club with the provision of pensions or annuities for its members in their old age.By CHAMBERS’S JOURNAL13 min
HOW could we do business without the typewriters and the stenographers? In England the penman may still have a place with many leading firms, but American business methods demand the nimble fingered shorthand writer and typist. Time in America is too precious to write or decipher longhand, and so nine-tenths of the details of our business go into the ear of a stenographer and come back to us in the shape of correspondence, accounts or records so clearly printed that “he who runs may read.“By HERBERT J. HAPGOOD IN SYSTEM13 min
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