ON the 16th of July, 1905, the steamer Roosevelt, owned by the Peary Arctic Club, left. New York harbor for her northern voyage. This ship, built by the club (the contract signed and guaranteed by Mr. Jesup, president of the club, a year previously, before the subscriptions to the club were sufficient to pay for her), is the first American ship built for Arctic exploration.By COMMANDER ROBERT E. PEARY, U.S.N., IN HARPER'S MONTHLY20 min
HE was twenty-two years of age, with a face as smooth as a baby’s and a mind drilled from infancy in the principles and duties of a high religious life. He dropped into Goldfield for recreation after a hard year in college, and when he arrived he didn’t have as much courage as an ore-wagon mule.By JOHNSTON McCULLEY IN THE RED BOOK18 min
ISN’T it Theophile Gautier who says that the only differences between country and country lie in the slang and the uniform of the police? This dictum would scarcely hold regarding Edmonton in the Canadian Northland, the world’s greatest fur-mart.By A. DEANS CAMERON IN THE PACIFIC MONTHLY18 min
COBALT is from the German Kobold, a goblin of the mines, an evil spirit who in reality spread his malign influence by the insidious agency of the arsenical dust which crept into the lungs of the mine-workers, who broke the ores which were impregnated with arsenic.By W. A. FRASER IN SATURDAY EVENING POST17 min
IN John Bunyan's famous allegory the Interpreter led Pilgrim into a room where he saw water pouring on a fire, and yet the fire was not put out. Then the Interpreter led him to the other side where someone was pouring oil that continually fed the flames; and then he understood.By EDWIN MARKHAM IN COSMOPOLITAN15 min
"THE great value of my littie garden to me has been the fine vegetables it has yielded all Summer, and the good time the children have had in the open air, but the glasses of beer and absinthe my husband hasn’t taken,” observed the mother of a French workingman’s rather numerous family to an investigator last Autumn.By WILLIAM H. TOLMAN IN CENTURY MAGAZINE15 min
LIFE is a sequence—the logical, Mafar-seeing mind is a cumulative consequence. Men who are wise at forty were not idle at twenty.” This statement applies to Mr. George Washington Stephens, M.P.P.; new president of the Montreal Harbor Commission; a capable, prominent and influential owner of property, running into millions; director and head of several strong manufacturing and financial corporations, and yet on the sunny side of forty, clear-headed, simple-living, hard working and possessed, as he ever has from childhood, that intoxicating thing — thinking on his feet.By C. D. CLIFFE14 min
IN the American Republic high hopes for humanity, as we all know, are embarked. To its struggles and vicissitudes the eyes of all of us, but especially those of its neighbors and partners on this continent, are turned. It has just been the scene of a notable uprising of the moral force against evil, especially commercial, but also municipal, and o some extent general.By GOLD WIN SMITH IN THE NORTH AMERICAN REVIEW14 min
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