HE listened for a moment, then answered, "Stand on it at 80 for 12,000 shares. I will be there in a second." He dropped the receiver. "Jim, we have struck a snag. Arthur Perkins, whom I left on guard at the pole, says Barry Conant has just jumped in and supplied all the bids.By THOMAS W. LAWSON IN EVERYBODY’S MAGAZINE25 min
THE circumstances which led to Franklin Keene’s being on that particular train were peculiar enough in themselves to warrant a word of explanation. He lived in San Francisco, and had intended to spend Christmas there, but the business which has brought him across the continent had been unexpectedly complicated, detaining him in New York.By M. CAMERON22 min
IT wasn't on a whistling or singing trip that Sandy Smith, packer, found the woman; but rather at one of those times when terror and fear, in so far as he knew these emotions, sat heavily upon him. Geronimo was out again and that explained it.By ROY NORTON IN APPLETON'S MAGAZINE17 min
The Blankshire Champion. By Arthur A. Knipe. Visions of an Optimist. By M. S. Briscoe. Her Son. By Horace Annesey Vachell. The Irresistible Force. By Jacques Futrelle. Theophilus the Diplomat. By Joseph C. Lincoln. Character and Consequences.
NEW cancer cures are flung before us just about as often as new murder mysteries. Every time a German savant discovers another ray in the spectrum, some other savant is delivered of the idea that it will consume and annihilate cancers. Every time a new element or a new bacillus or a new ferment swims into our ken, someone hails it as the long sought specific.By LEONARD KEENE HIRSHBERG, M.D., IN THE AMERICAN MAGAZINE13 min
LET me first put my thesis into the form of a personal experience—a day’s tramp in southern Italy to see the peasantry at work in the poorer farming districts. In Naples I was encouraged to. do this by an Italian who had come back after seven years of succesful fruit-vending in Boston.By JOHN GRAHAM BROOKS IN THE CENTURY MAGAZINE12 min
THE fame of Cap’en Jollyfax’s gun spread wide over Thames mouth and the costs there-about, in the years before and after the middle nineteenth century. The gun was no such important thing to look at, being a little brass cannon short of a yard long, standing in a neat little circle of crushed cockleshell, with a border of nicely matched flints, by the side of Cap’en Jollyfax’s white flagstaff, before Cap’en Jollyfax's blue front door, on the green ridge that backed the marshes and overlooked the sea.By ARTHUR MORRISON IN THE METROPOLITAN12 min
IT is but a few years since the most deplorable apathy was manifest in this country toward South American trade, and, indeed, toward everything relating to our South American neighbors, even to the maintenance of regular means of communication with them.By G. M. L. BROWN AND F. ADAMS IN AMERICAN REVIEW OF REVIEWS12 min
THE legal proceedings instituted by the Attorney-General of Minnesota to restrain the Great Northern Railroad Company from issuing new stock aggregating over $60,000,000, in addition to the $150,000,000, the amount of its present issue, presents a question not only as to the power of the State of Minnesota to deal with the matter, but the broader question as to the power of the Federal Government to institute similar proceedings.By WILLIAM L. SNYDER IN THE OUTLOOK11 min
MR. PEASLEY is a secretive student of the guide-book. He reads up beforehand and on the quiet. Then, when we come face to face with some “sight,” and are wondering about this or that, Mr. Peasley opens the floodgate of his newly acquired knowledge and deluges the whole party.By GEORGE ADE IN THE IDLER11 min
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