COMPETITION, the life of trade, grows keener every day, and to meet the resultant conditions manufacturing processes are becoming more highly organized. This has brought about a greater sub-division of labor and has necesitated a working force with a higher plane of intelligence than was needed in the days of simpler machines and simpler processes.By F.C.D. WILKES. B Sc.20 min
DARE promised to call. “I know you’ll like her,” Kitty said earnestly ; “of course, she has different ideas from us—all French girls have—but she likes the way we do, and, really, she speaks English very well indeed.” “That's good,” said Dare, “because I don’t know a word of French.”By Anne Warner16 min
"IF anything happens to me,” said Eckstein, with his rasping cough that filled the room, “you’ll slip into the job. I’ve settled that with the editor. I said you were the best authority on chess—after me. I said you’d been good enough to give some little help.”By Mrs. Henry Dudeney16 min
HISTORY contains few more romantic and exciting chapters than that which describes how Australia, a sparsely populated, remote and little-known colony, was suddenly precipitated into nationhood in the middle of last century by the discovery of gold.By F. S. Hartnell14 min
SELWYN GRANT sauntered in upon the assembled family at the homestead as if he were returning from an hour’s absence instead of a western sojourn of ten years. Guided by the sound of voices on the still, pungent, autumnal air, he went round to the door of the dining-room, which opened directly on the poppy walk in the garden.By L. M. Montgomery14 min
"LOOK here, Dollenby, there’s no other construction to it, this doesn’t pay, and you know it !” “I’m not saying it does.” The general manager jerked up with an undisguised expression of sourness. “I’m not saying it does,” repeated Dick, his eye meeting the other’s meaningly.By Edwin Dowsley11 min
PARAPHRASING the Apostle Paul, Governor Aram J. Pothier, of Rhode Island, the first Canadian-born governor, of French ancestry, in the Union, can truthfully say that he is the chief executive of no mean state. For the Rhode Islander, whenever he becomes the subject of what he considers ill-timed jests about the political division he calls home, is able to call to his command a mass of statistics calculated to stagger his tormentor.By J. Earl Clauson9 min
IN every establishment there are two kinds of expense, productive and non-productive. Productive expense is the investment of money in salesmanship, labor, rent, advertising, and all those tangible and intangible commodities that go to make up the conduct of an establishment.By Edward L. Wedeles9 min
IT WAS midafternoon when the breakdown came. It resulted in a sudden call and clamor of voices, a signal to the engineer, a slackening down of the soap-polished belt, and a gradual subsidence of the golden pencils of grain straw cascading from the huge wind-stacker’s spout.By Arthur Stringer8 min
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