WHEN you come back to the farm factors, too high overheads and too low returns, with their various sub-divisions to which the farmer ascribes his failure to make sufficient profits to anchor him permanently to the land, you are in a realm of just as great controversy as on wages and freights.By AGNES C. LAUT13 min
THE SQUIRE raised himself on his elbow and secreted the bag where he could assure himself of its presence by a touch. Then he sank back with a grunt of relief and his hand went to the keys which also had their home under his pillow. He clung to them, they were his badge of authority, of power.By STANLEY J. WEYMAN50 min
Question—I would like your opinion of “The Gold Pan Mine” in Northern Manitoba. What is the company doing at present?—H.G. Mimico Beach, Ont. • Answer—We have not been successful in obtaining a quotation on stock of the Gold Pan Mine. There are no dealings in the stock locally, nor is it listed in the Winnipeg Stock Exchange.
THERE were several of us in the soldier’s comfortable smoking-room. The ladies had retired for the night; but in spite of the appalling thickness of the atmosphere, none of us seemed disposed to follow their example. After all it was a special occasion; I don’t think we had foregathered—the whole bunch of us—since we left school.By “SAPPER” H. C. NcNEILE24 min
THE FLOATING of the $100,000,000 loan by the Minister of Finance in New York is the outstanding event of the year in Canadian finance and an achievement that should gladden the hearts of investors in Canadian high grade securities. It is not so much the fact that the amount of $100,000,000 was placed so readily and over subscribed within half a day at the time it was offered to the public, as the extremely favorable price.
TENNYSON reminded us that men may come and men may go but brooks go on forever. Yet there are men who have put harness upon the murmuring brooks, caged their fury where they develop their mightiest in turbulent, white-foaming rivers, diverted their courses and made lakes of them at their will; men who have transformed the dreamy melody of the living waters into a roaring chant of commercial conquest.By CHARLES CHRISTOPHER JENKINS21 min
THERE was a curious link between old Dan Durkee and Ernie Budder. Dan was a sullen, disappointed, malicious old man; and he was quite generally distrusted and disliked. The tie between him and Ernie consisted in the fact that Ernie thought well of Dan, admired him, consulted him when in difficulty, and respected his advice and his opinions.By BEN AMES WILLIAMS19 min
WHEN Ottawa was selected to be the capital of the united provinces of Upper and Lower Canada its unsuccessful competitors for the coveted honor described it as a lumbering village in the backwoods, and the description was sufficiently accurate to arouse resentment among the people at the new seat of Government.By GEORGE C. HOLLAND18 min
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