GOVERNOR PRESTON sat at his big, flat library-desk, studying the returns from the last ballot at the convention. Across the room Bosworth, his secretary, was scanning the latest editions of the afternoon papers. The September twilight was fading and the electric lights had been turned on.By J. Frank Davis27 min
HE was an enormous man, a clean six feet two in his moccasins, and built in fine sturdy proportion. He was smoothly shaven, with a face almost like that of a Sioux warrior, with high cheekbones and a grim, closely shut mouth. Beyond that the Indian resemblance ended, for his eyes, which stared directly out from beneath overhanging brows, were a clear, cool gray, and his hair was of that indefinite shade known as “tow.”By Roy Norton22 min
SOME very puzzling differences of opinion about the use of alcoholic beverages find expression. This is natural enough, since alcohol is a very curious drug, and the human organism a very complex mechanism. The effects of this drug upon this mechanism are often very mystifying.By Dr. Henry Smith Williams22 min
WALTER SCOTT, printer’s devil, compositor, publisher, politician and premier of his province. It is not an exceptional story for Canada offers to every youth the opportunity to ascend. Mr. Scott, who was recently elected for a second term to the highest office in the gift of the people of Saskatchewan, can review a career that is an inspiration to any young man of ambition.By S. A. Warner20 min
THE Stratford Avenue Church was not a church militant politically, as a general thing, but it went into the campaign to defeat Tom Haley for the legislature with all the ardor of an organization of crusaders. It even put aside temporarily its plan for a large, new church in order that it might give its whole attention to the fight for decency and an honest administration of public affairs.By Elliott Flower19 min
TRANSPORTATION has been defined as the “keys with which wise statesmen open the doors of national prosperity.” There can be no subject, therefore, which should engage the attention of the Canadian people equal in importance to that of lessening the cost of transporting the products of the Western plains to tide water and the Eastern manufactured products to the homes of the Western consumer.By G. W. Stephens18 min
"SUCCESS—you ask me to tell you the story of my success?” Slowly Daniel G. Reid, the millionaire head of the great tin plate industry of America repeated the question put to him. Keen of face, dark of eye, debonnaire, this man who has made the making of tin plate one of America's great industries does not look his fifty years.By Dorothy Richardson, Stanley J. Weyman18 min
THE first and chiefest curiosity of sleep is sleep itself. All theories and explanations of it, however carefully worded, have proved inadequate. We do 걏not even know what We once thought We did about it. Take for instance the long and widely accepted view which even to-day stands highest in the estimation of physiologists, as most nearly approaching an explanation of the phenomenon, that sleep is due to cerebral anemia, or a lowered supply of blood to the brain.By Dr. Woods Hutchinson18 min
SOMEBODY is eternally writing about the Business Woman, either to announce that she has proved a failure and is disappearing, or that her ability is transcendent and she threatens to displace Man. Her enemies class her with the suffragette.By Jas. H. Collins17 min
EVERY diplomatic officer encounters many appeals for advice and assistance of one sort or another, not only from his own compatriots but often from foreigners, sometimes simply curious, and sometimes pathetic and deeply appealing. The appeals which the American diplomat receives from his own nationals are perhaps more frequent than those made to similar officials of other nations, for the reason that it is generally understood by citizens of other countries who find themselves in distressed circumstances in foreign lands, that the medium of governmental relief, if such can be extended, is the consular, not the diplomatic, officer of their country.By Herbert H. D. Peirce14 min
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