WHILE salesmanship is only one word, it has so many ramifications, so many avenues leading from it, that it is very difficult for us to realize fully all that it is and means. There is more demand for it to-day than for anything else on the market.By HUGH CHALMERS35 min
JAMES GORDON BENNETT, owner of the New York Herald, is the most remarkable figure in the history of journalism. In his management of his great metropolitan newspaper, in the exploitation of many of his individualistic ideas, in his peculiar mode of life and in his accomplishments, he stands alone—the most unusual personality of Pressdom.By GEORGE JEAN NATHAN17 min
IN May, seven years ago, an important meeting took place at the Arlington Hotel in Washington. On that occasion, at the invitation of Mr. John D. Rockefeller, five of the most distinguished medical men in the United States met to discuss the foundation of an institution for scientific medical research.By BURTON J. HENDRICK24 min
WHEN I was a little boy, long ago, and spoke of the theatre as “the show”—it is the beginning that is always the most difficult in any task and I am grateful to James Whitcomb Riley for having written “The Little Old Man in the Tin Shop,” for his beginning may truthfully be mine.By DAVID WARFIELD16 min
The recent death of Donald Mackay, worthily called “The grand old man of the Canadian dry goods trade,” closed a notable mercantile career. He was the acknowledged leader and pioneer in the business with which he was actively identified for nearly seventy years, and, althought in his ninety-fourth year, up to within a couple of months of his leath he was a frequent visitor to the wholesale establishment of Gordon, Mackay & Company", Toronto, of which firm he was the head.By R. P. CHESTER15 min
TEN years ago there was an unimportant, second rate ship-chandler store in lower New York, catering to the few captains of wooden ships running into the port. The owner depended more upon the friendship of the old sea captains for his trade than upon any business acumen or effort.By A. S. ATKINSON15 min
THE question of the acceptance by Canadians of Imperial titles was much debated for some years following Confederation in 1867, but for the past twenty-five years little has been said on the subject and there seems to be a generally tacit consent to the principle that it is a highly proper thing to accept such honors at the hands of the Crown.By J. MILLER McCONNELL13 min
WHENEVER a busy man is over-worried, the doctor prescribes the country; and when any of us are depressed by care or trouble, our cure is the sight of our chosen hills. That is if we have money wherewith to fly the town; but if we have none of that valuable commodity to spare, what can we do when the thirst for the hills burns in us, or when the “spring fever” makes its annual visit?By G.W. COOPER12 min
Sir W. S. Gilbert as an Artist. E. S. Valentine—Strand. The Favorite Portraits of Grand Opera Artists. —Strand. The Value of Permanent Architecture as a Truthful Expression of National Character—Craftsman. A Greater Sincerity Necessary for the True Development of American Art—Craftsman.
SIX young men were lined up in the private office of a New York merchant. One vacancy in his establishment was to be filled. The merchant asked: “How many of you young men have savings bank accounts?” Only one replied that he had. “I’ll take you,” said the merchant.By JOHN B. STANTON8 min
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