IT was Fletcher, the master of Hunday, whose home is snugly set amid the solitude of Heron Crag, to whom David Branthwaite delivered his secret in the first instance; and although Fletcher is one of the strong men his strength was turned to naught, and astonishment sealed his lips.By Oswald Wildridge18 min
LIKE other people, I hold all sorts of opinions, some right, some wrong and some queer, about rules and discipline and the rights of the workers and the public, but, important as some of these topics may be, there is yet, in my opinion, one phase of the situation that overshadows them all.By James O. Fagan18 min
IF the legislators of America would grasp the significance of the irretrievable loss of $600,000 every day for the past ten years ; if the public would stop to think that every tick of the clock records the vanishing of $800; if the newspapers would devote a space in their columns for a campaign against a needless waste ; if insurance indemnity were not misunderstood, then America might put in her pockets a great part of the quarter of a billion dollars that goes up in smoke every year.By W. Lacy Amy14 min
IN the west there are always a goodly number of people waiting for the railroad. There is the speculator who is holding land for the rise in value which will follow the laying of the shafts of steel. There is the business man who is looking for a location, and who realizes the benefits to be derived from getting in on the ground floor in a new town.By EDCAR WILLIAM DYNES12 min
The experiences of Upton Sinclair, the novelist, in securing what he terms perfect health, is narrated by him in the Contemporary Review, and while a good many people might hesitate to adopt the drastic remedy suggested by him, still his plan will be followed with interest.
IT is indeed remarkable that on such an important subject as the calculation of profits there should be such a variance of opinion, for the issue involved is vital to the welfare of every one engaged in any form of commercial activity. True, the vital issue is the showing of net profit or loss at the end of the year when the inventory is completed, but in order that this showing should be satisfactory the proper method of figuring profits should be pursued.By T. A. Fernley10 min
A LITTLE more than twelve years ago, a youth, twenty-two years of age, and fresh from the college of experience, managed through a peculiar sort of bull-dog tenacity to get a job on the Buffalo, Rochester and Pittsburgh Railroad. He had come from the small Canadian town of Fenelon Falls.By John Lee Mahin9 min
Dexter, Iowa, is a little town with less than 1,000 inhabitants. Before J. W. Pilkington, of Des Moines, became its dictator, it was practically unknown. To-day it stands out from its neighbors as a bright and shining example of what can be accomplished, when business men get together and work out their salvation in a business way.
THE tendency of modern times is to scoff at orders and decorations, and knightly and kingly trappings, and to declare that all such gewgaws should be relegated to oblivion or to museums of antiquities, Demos is King, and his courtiers, suppliant and subservient creatures, would make a mocking of all that is knightly and chivalrous.By Colonel G. Sterling Ryerson, M.D.7 min
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