March 1, 1906

Frederic Nicholls, Power Promoter 45

Frederic Nicholls, Power Promoter

AT Toronto Junction just at the edge of Toronto city limits, there is a large foundry, machine shop, locomotive works, structural steel works, and various other concerns. North and east from this plant, devoted to the iron industries of Canada, is a large colony of workers, many of whom have built their own homes in the suburb.
Railroading in Germany 8485

Railroading in Germany

THE station-master of Bomburg-Pomburg, standing erect in approved military attitude at the end of the platform that bounds his dominion, is one of the grandest sights in nature. His magnificent uniform of blue and gold shines conspicuous in the sun.
Other Contents of Current Magazines 136137

Other Contents of Current Magazines

“The New York Automobile Shows” are briefly described in the February number. “Some Researches in Nerve Physics” are continued and there are the usual departments. Lumbering in the Northwest is the (title of a short illustrated article on an important industry.
Samuel M. Jones, the Golden-Rule Mayor 6263

Samuel M. Jones, the Golden-Rule Mayor

IT is a pleasant thing in these days of corruption exposed in high places, when newspapers and magazines are filled with stories of the robbery of the people by those whom they have trusted, to turn to the, life of the man, Samuel Milton Jones, known the world over as The Golden-Rule Mayor; the man who believed in the governing power of Love and acted always in accord with that belief.
Marshall Field, Storekeeper 1617

Marshall Field, Storekeeper

MARSHALL FIELD, like so many of his kind, came of good, tough, Yankee-farmer stock. His father was reckoned a “hard driver;" but if he worked the lad at home, he gave him not only a common-school education, but also several years in the academy at Amherst.
The Millionaire’s Art Primer 3233

The Millionaire’s Art Primer

OF the $400,000,000 — more rather than less—which, the bankers assure us, American travelers spend in Europe every year, most of it between April and October—at least one-fourth, perhaps nearer one-half, goes to “despoil the Old World of its treasures of art and antiquity.”
The Basis of Prosperity 122123

The Basis of Prosperity

In an address recently delivered before the Commercial Club of St. Paul, the eminent financier and railroad magnate, James J. Hill, preached the doctrine of the supremacy of the soil. He pointed out that the basis of a nation’s prosperity lay in a wise use of its natural resources, especially those of the farm. To build a city you must build the country that supports the city. All that you have, your churches, your colleges, your schools, your bankers, your merchants, your lawyers, your blacksmiths, all depend upon the man in the country. That man may be in the mine; he may be in the forest cutting the timber, and he may be cultivating the land.
The Country Lawyer in National Affairs 116117

The Country Lawyer in National Affairs

GOD made the country and man made the town." These words, written more than a century ago, give voice to a sentiment which has been deep-rooted in the minds of men ever since the first city was built. And as an outgrowth of this sentiment, the belief has been very generally accepted that nearness to nature and the environments of rural existence exert a benign influence upon heart and character not found in the rush and noise of city life.
Marvels of a Modern Department Store 110111

Marvels of a Modern Department Store

AMERICAN globe-trotters of extended experience will recall the ancient standing joke of most Englishmen who had occasion to welcome an American cousin to their hospitable shores, ten or a dozen years ago. The joke was generally launched the third or fourth day of the visitor’s stay, and was sandwiched in between visits to Westminster Abbey and to the Tower.
120 Years, Man’s Natural Age 4041

120 Years, Man’s Natural Age

ELIE METCHNIKOFF is an extraordinary man about whom the world is just beginning to talk. Scientist he must be, since the French have made him sub-director of the Pasteur Institute. Idealist he surely seems, since he affirms that men can and should live to be a hundred and twenty years old.
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