RUNNELLS was swabbing at his brow. "It— it knocked me flat, that did," he said with a sudden, wild rush of words: 'but it ain't any worse than what's happened up there. Hell's broke loose— just hell —that's what! The old bird's gone and done it. Shot himself, he has."By FRANK L. PACKARD48 min
AS I LAY in Pevensey Marsh that afternoon I was the happiest man in all England, as surely as for the past six months I had been the most wretched. My contentment was so great that when I reflected on it I came to believe that the joy of a coward who finds himself in safety after peril must surpass all other human joys.By G. APPLEBY TERRILL36 min
MORE than fifty years ago a young lad clambered aboard a Michigan Central train at Ypsilanti, bound for Detroit. His sixteen-year-old brother was a telegraph operator in the offices of the railway there and had invited him to come down and spend a few days with him.By JOHN NELSON23 min
SIR HERON BAYNET, best nerve specialist in Harley Street, eyed his patient across the consulting-room desk and asked: "You've told me everything?" The young man he looked twenty-five but might have been thirty hesitated. The blue eyes under the high forehead held steadily to the lined face of the specialist; the smooth cheeks did not twitch; nor was there any neurasthenic droop to the clean-shaven mouth.By GILBERT FRANKAU18 min
BRING a child into the world under the stars of Yukon; leave him motherless at the age of five; at ten, on the fringe of a mining camp, let him be the only mourner of a rum-soaked father, and you mustn't expect him to develop into a creature with supreme faith in his fellow men, especially if he spends the next two score years scratching the skin of the earth for gold.By HENRY HOLT17 min
WHEN Bonar Law floated into power in England on the gentle flow of a tide of tranquility, he estabLished a new era in politics. For the Canadian Parliament of to-day would hardly be recognized as the same body that was wont to furnish us with laws and lawsuits in the days of the Giants of Old.By J. K. MUNRO15 min
IN VIEW of the fact that the bank act is to be revised at the present session of the federal parliament, it is well to discuss the whole question of banking and credit, apart from marketing. It may be laid down as a general principle that banks do not create wealth.By J . H. HASLAM15 min
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