AT Toronto Junction just at the edge of Toronto city limits, there is a large foundry, machine shop, locomotive works, structural steel works, and various other concerns. North and east from this plant, devoted to the iron industries of Canada, is a large colony of workers, many of whom have built their own homes in the suburb.By AUGUSTUS BRIDLE24 min
THE station-master of Bomburg-Pomburg, standing erect in approved military attitude at the end of the platform that bounds his dominion, is one of the grandest sights in nature. His magnificent uniform of blue and gold shines conspicuous in the sun.By CHARLES EDWARD RUSSELL IN EVERYBODY’S MAGAZINE.20 min
“The New York Automobile Shows” are briefly described in the February number. “Some Researches in Nerve Physics” are continued and there are the usual departments. Lumbering in the Northwest is the (title of a short illustrated article on an important industry.
IT is a pleasant thing in these days of corruption exposed in high places, when newspapers and magazines are filled with stories of the robbery of the people by those whom they have trusted, to turn to the, life of the man, Samuel Milton Jones, known the world over as The Golden-Rule Mayor; the man who believed in the governing power of Love and acted always in accord with that belief.By THE ARENA18 min
MARSHALL FIELD, like so many of his kind, came of good, tough, Yankee-farmer stock. His father was reckoned a “hard driver;" but if he worked the lad at home, he gave him not only a common-school education, but also several years in the academy at Amherst.By ARTHUR E. McFARLANE IN SATURDAY EVENING POST17 min
OF the $400,000,000 — more rather than less—which, the bankers assure us, American travelers spend in Europe every year, most of it between April and October—at least one-fourth, perhaps nearer one-half, goes to “despoil the Old World of its treasures of art and antiquity.”By DAVID GRAHAM PHILLIPS IN SATURDAY EVENING POST16 min
In an address recently delivered before the Commercial Club of St. Paul, the eminent financier and railroad magnate, James J. Hill, preached the doctrine of the supremacy of the soil. He pointed out that the basis of a nation’s prosperity lay in a wise use of its natural resources, especially those of the farm. To build a city you must build the country that supports the city. All that you have, your churches, your colleges, your schools, your bankers, your merchants, your lawyers, your blacksmiths, all depend upon the man in the country. That man may be in the mine; he may be in the forest cutting the timber, and he may be cultivating the land.By JAMES J. HILL15 min
GOD made the country and man made the town." These words, written more than a century ago, give voice to a sentiment which has been deep-rooted in the minds of men ever since the first city was built. And as an outgrowth of this sentiment, the belief has been very generally accepted that nearness to nature and the environments of rural existence exert a benign influence upon heart and character not found in the rush and noise of city life.By GROVER CLEVELAND IN YOUTH’S COMPANION13 min
AMERICAN globe-trotters of extended experience will recall the ancient standing joke of most Englishmen who had occasion to welcome an American cousin to their hospitable shores, ten or a dozen years ago. The joke was generally launched the third or fourth day of the visitor’s stay, and was sandwiched in between visits to Westminster Abbey and to the Tower.By HENRY HARRISON LEWIS IN SUCCESS MAGAZINE13 min
ELIE METCHNIKOFF is an extraordinary man about whom the world is just beginning to talk. Scientist he must be, since the French have made him sub-director of the Pasteur Institute. Idealist he surely seems, since he affirms that men can and should live to be a hundred and twenty years old.By MRS. JOHN VAN VORST IN PEARSON'S MAGAZINE12 min
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