ALLISON HOLT, of the firm Queechy, McQuillen, Laidlaw & Holt, sat in his swivel chair staring stupidly at the letter he held open on the desk before him with one hand, while he clutched vainly at his close-cropped hair with the other. He had found it, unopened, among the legal documents which Mr. McQuillen had handed him that morning to “just cast your eye over.”By HELEN E. WILLIAMS21 min
JOHN BULL'S eldest daughter, Canada—recently eulogized as his fairest by the Honorable William H. Taft—is no laggard in recognizing opportunity as it ebbs and flows in the great, scientific game of trade. Like her wideawake neighbor to the south, she inherits from commercial and speculative England the bartering instinct and is willing enough to emulate, in a modified way, cousin Columbia’s obeisances to the goddess of commerce.By JOHN M. COPELAND16 min
THE valet, having ushered Mr. John Burton into his master’s bedroom, retired, closing the door noiselessly. Mr. John Burton, his usually hard features softened somewhat with real concern, approached the bed. “George, my boy, this is ill luck!By J. J. BELL15 min
IT was Christmas Eve, and the fact immensely aggravated old Sir John Swaffham’s ill-temper as he sat all alone after dinner in the great dining-room at Swaffham Park. On this particular Christmas Eve Sir John was very miserable indeed, and wished that he had never been sufficiently ill-advised to buy this country palace, although it was within fifteen or twenty miles of Sandringham.By G. B. BURGIN12 min
Suppose we now offer an aestliesis, synthesis and analysis to this gentleman, E. C. Simmons, of St. Louis. That last named city jobs more manufactured hardware than Chicago, New York, Boston and Philadelphia all put together. In simple truth, it was Mr. Simmons who put St. Louis in that place.By EMERSON HOUGH11 min
IT is a fact worthy of note that at the present writing the most distinctive and important feature of the dramatic season is that the chief niche of popularity and theatrical excellence is occupied by a Canadian actress in a dramatized novel, all of the success of which is entirely due to feminine ingenuity and skill.By J. J. DINGWALL11 min
Born in the village of Cold Springs, Texas, the son of a planter, Robert S. Lovett left home at the age of fifteen to work on a farm. There, one day, he saw something that made him sit up ahd take notice. It was a construction train on a new railroad.
TWO or three years ago I remember a couple of tiny girls coming to me whilst I was on the bridge of one of the Allan steamers to ask if it were true that we had on board Father Christmas as a passenger. Had you been in my place I think you would have answered as I did.By CAPTAIN A. H. VIPOND6 min
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