NETTIE CARSTAIRS sat alone in her pretty boudoir. Her three guests had departed, and only the cards and scoreboard, which lay on the table remained to tell the tale of the afternoon’s dissipation. “One hundred and fifty pounds !” muttered Nettie, with puckered brows.By Margaret Strickland23 min
SHE played and sang for him, but he was so absorbed in his own thoughts that he was guilty of the unpardonable sin of forgetting to turn the music for her. Then she took him by the hand, led him to an armchair, pushed him into it, drew up another chair, and seated herself directly in front of him.By Elliott Flower19 min
BILL MASTERSON, he bought the Wasp, anyhow, so it’s his loss, not mine. We all told him not to, but Bill was adamant. Know what adamant is? Of course! Ever see any? Why— er—no. Neither did I; neither did anybody; but we all know about it just the same.By George Allan18 min
IF you shoot at a rabbit and miss it, just wait where you are and it will swing around and give you another shot. So with folks. The ordinary man is fairly certain to bring up again at the place from which he made his start, especially if he gets a cold deal out in the world which he goes out to conquer.By Forrest Crissey16 min
MOST people will now admit the general principles that education is for all men, not for any one privileged class, that it means the development of the whole man—his intellect, will, affections, personality—and that it is the duty of the State to educate.By Alfred Fitzpatrick15 min
THERE are few women who guide and absolutely control the destinies of a great business—a business that in the aggregate amounts to many millions a year. There is a general idea among men that women are lacking in some of the essential qualities that bring about commercial success; that she is too yielding by nature, too tender-hearted, not enough of a grabber and pusher to make an effective competitor against the aggressive man of business.By Mark H. Salt15 min
WHEN the son of one of the richest men in America came to me and said, “Bill, my Old Man wants to go to the United States Senate,” did I hem and haw, and look doubtful? No, sir; that isn’t my style. I said, “Charlie, that’s an honorable ambition. What is there in it for me?”By Edward Salisbury14 min
THE first pipe organ ever built in Canada and the first brass band organized in the Dominion were leading features of worship with “The Children of Peace,” organized by the late David Willson, of York County, in 1814, and believed to be the oldest religious band on the American continent.By Emily McArthur14 min
SOME time ago I had an interview with the late James A. Calbick, millionaire lumberman of Chicago, then president of the Lumber Carriers’ Association, owner of the greatest lumber fleet in the world, and recognized as one of the two greatest lumbermen in America.By James Oliver14 min
Work of a Western Artist. Maud Oliver—Uncle Remus's. The Pretty American Girl in Art and Her Creators. Margaret Roke—Human Life. Nero as Artist and Engineer.—Putnam's. The Art of Miss Maud Earl. Austin Chester— Windsor. Modern Miniature Painting.
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