TO-DAY the young men of Canada see visions where the old men dreamed dreams. Five years ago a far-sighted farmer from Alberta journeyed to Ottawa, to interest the Dominion Government in the sending of Canadian wheat to Japan. “Wheat for Japan!” was the pettish response from the seats of the mighty.By Agnes Deans Cameron in Atlantic Monthly26 min
QUARTER-CENTURY milestones are important alike in the lives of men and magazines. With men there are rarely more than three such milestones, and few magazines ever reach the first one. The Argosy is one of these few. The December issue completes the twenty-fifth year of its life of continuous publication.By Frank Munsey39 min
"NO, no," I said when the editor came. "I'm too busy, really too busy. I've made twenty speeches this week. I’m an old man, and the tax has been great. I’m tired out. You mustn’t ask me for an article.” But the editor protested. He flattered me.By General Booth in American Business Man15 min
FROM Boston to Montreal in a coal boat didn't sound very at tractive to me. When the sentence was first pronounced. I had in mind pictures of the Russian conscripts bound for Siberia. Nevertheless the suggestion accompanied an invitation so cordial that I didn’t hesitate to accept.By H.J.C. in Evening Post18 min
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THE business transactions of the army play a part in warfare not less important than that of the field operations which are always followed by the public with eagerness, and the bureau work at Washington calls for ability not less eminent, though of somewhat different character, than that required in the personal leadership of an expedition.By John G. Rockwood in World To-Day14 min
A TRAVELER making his way through an impoverished section of Ireland was moved to ask this question of a native: “What do the people round here live on, Pat?” And the answer, containing the germ of much economic truth, came this wise: “Pigs, sor, mainly, and tourists in the summer.”By Charles F. Speare in American Review of Reviews13 min
THIS country has been passing through a great "money-making" era. The most conspicuous feature of our social life to-day is the vast accumulations of money, such as the world has never before seen. Our ideas of riches have been correspondingly magnified out of all proportions.By Isabel Wilder in Home Magazine11 min
FEW who read Mrs. Humphrey Ward’s interesting books know of her social work in London. In spite of the exactions of her literary labors she has found time to inaugurate and superintend one of the most successful of settlement houses. Her exhaustive study of sociological conditions in the preparation of “Robert Elsmere” convinced her of the necessity of such help for the working classes as can come only through the settlements, where rich and poor are brought together by mutual interests.By Anna Seaton Schmidt in Echo Magazine11 min
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