HAVING re-lit his well-seasoned briar root, Jimmie Thrums threw his long legs across the library table, and with a sigh of content let his gaze stray down the long, closely written manuscript on his knees. Having finished the reading, he stroked his thin cheek thoughtfully, and let his mild blue eyes wander to the window and out across the snow-cloaked lawn.By ARCHIE McKISHNIE22 min
BORN in a blacksmith shop in a small village in 1847, to-day the biggest industrial concern in Canada, with one-quarter of its annual profits given to educational, charitable and religious causes. Starting with a meagre investment: now capitalized at twelve million dollars, the greatest corporation in its line under the British flag, encircling the globe with warerooms, factories and representatives.By G. B. VAN BLARICOM15 min
WHEN “Coal Oil Johnny” bought all the champagne in New York and emptied it into a plunge bath, so that he might take a swim in the sparkling wine, he was by comparison a mean and penurious miser. The only real, genuine, open-handed and free-hearted spendthrift in the tides of time is the government of the United States.By HENRY M. HYDE13 min
The famous French guillotine, or “the widow,” as it is familiarly referred to, has been re-erected at Bethune, in the North of France, and on the first day of its restoration as an instrument of the law four criminals were beheaded in the presence of 30,000 people.By R. P. CHESTER9 min
A Stenciling Lesson for Girls. Lilian Barton Wilson—Ladies’ Home Journal. Art in Everyday Life. R. Cleveland Coxe— World’s Work. How we Learned to Stencil. Mary T. Bradley —Suburban Life. Art and American Society. Mabelle Gilman Corey—Cosmopolitan.
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