THE study of inventors and their inventions is interesting. In no field of human endeavor and experiment do we find energy and work expended with such earnestness and hope of reward as in the devising of things to do things, to accomplish much through little effort.By Frank H. Dobbin23 min
IN the public dining-room the orchestra was playing the last movement of the Peer Gynt suite. Persistent strains of the melody floated up to Everard’s rooms, where he was giving a small dinner-party to celebrate his first real success in the world of stage-craft.By Desda Cornish17 min
LET US look at the clerk question for awhile. Mr. Merchant, how do you hire your salespeople? Are you cold-blooded about it, or do you let sentiment run away with your better judgment? The best way to treat an applicant for a position in the store is to go back to your desk and sit down, and have a chair at the end of your desk in which the applicant must be seated before you will talk to him.By W. J. Pilkington16 min
"DID you hear of my lucky strike in Cobalt?” queried Broker Jabez Tonson, indolently. “You don’t attempt to insinuate,” ejaculated his partner, “that pay silver has actually been found on Silver Miss?” Chewing diligently at the cigar which a cruel physician had condemned him to leave perpetually unlit, Tonson gazed dreamily through the gilt-lettered bucket-shop window across the muddy street of the little town for many moments before answering.By Victor Lauriston16 min
TO keep light from going off in useless directions we use reflectors; to keep human energy from being expended in useless directions we must remove distractions. To focus the light at any point we use lenses; to focus our minds at any point we use concentration.By Walter Dill Scott14 min
Psychology, as a working science, has made greater strides of recent years, than any other science, in the opinion of H. Addington Bruce, who tells of some of its practical achievments in The Outlook. Not only is the medical profession finding it of distinct advantage in treating nervous and mental diseases, but it is to-day being successfully applied by educationists, sociologists, lawyers, judges, merchants, manufacturers, and many other busy men.
A lucid explanation of just what disease is, appears in the Popular Science Monthly from the pen of Dr. Rogers, of Yale University. While we are accustomed to regard disease as an evil, Dr. Rogers points out that actually disease is a good thing.By Dr. James Frederick Rogers9 min
An exceedingly interesting glimpse of a little-known side of circus life is afforded by Hartley Davis in an article in Everybody’s Magazine. He points out that it was the business ideas of James Anthony Bailey, that revolutionized the old-time circus made famous by P. T. Barnum.
WHILE the Dominion and some of the Provincial Governments are now appointing commissions to look into the question of technical education, Nova Scotia has, in thorough working order, a complete system which already has sent out its graduates in civil and mining engineering, and is giving instruction by day and night in a score of subjects that will make our mechanics more skilled and efficient men and more intelligent and independent citizens.By W. R. McCurdy8 min
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