The mental picture Dunoisse had formed of the surroundings of Miss Smithwick turned out to be pleasantly remote from the reality. The Hospice for Sick Governesses was a tall, prim, pale-faced family mansion in Cavendish Street, London, West, whose neat white steps led to a dark green door with a bright brass plate and a gleaming brass knocker, through a wide hall hung with landscape-paintings of merit and fine old engravings in black frames, up a softly-carpeted staircase to an airy, cheerful bedroom on the second floor, where with birds and fragrant flowers, and many little luxuries about her to which poor Smithwick in her desperate battle with adversity had for long been a stranger, the simple gentlewoman, grown a frail, white-haired, aged woman, lay in a pretty chintz-curtained bed, whose shinign brasswork gave back the ruddy blaze of a bright wood fire, listening to the quiet voice of a capped, and caped, and aproned nurse, who sat on a low chair beside her, reading from a volume that lay upon her knee.By Richard Dehan
I LEARNED all I know about town boosting—and I think I know quite a bit along that line—by being fired. A good many men have had the same experience. To be fired once is sometimes a god-send; to be fired twice is serious. It happened to me just the once, but it came hard and swift and good.By James Grantham
WHEN people in Millersville said how fortunate it was that Bessie Hubbard had her cousin to depend upon, they lost sight of that provision of nature which always gives a vine something to cling to. Nobody except a born manager like Delia Denton, they averred, could have made Bessie keep at her stenography until she had acquired a fair rate of speed, and had qualified herself to accompany Delia to the city.By Margaret Busbee Shipp
THE reputation of the Stephens family depends up to now upon the contributions of three of its male members, one to each of the last three generations. The first of the three was the founder of the reputations, and founder of the family itself, so far as we and posterity are concerned, though the average Canadian does not know much about him.By Linton Eccles
There was nothing lacking in Ralph Trevor’s manner to his sister when he met her at Woodbury Station. Her manner lacked cordiality. She did not speak to him until they had walked through the High Street and come to a little country lane. “How is he?” she asked then.By Owen Oliver
HIS Royal Highness the GovernorGeneral possesses constitutional authority to untangle the “snarl” at Ottawa. It has happened because his Ministers have ignored and therefore violated the British North America Act, Canada's fundamental law.By E. W. Thomson
AN EMINENT Toronto banker on several occasions recently stated to the writer that during the present year money would be tight. He did not mean that the present acute stringency would be of long duration, but that money would be much harder to get during the whole of the ensuing ten months than it has been during the past year or so.By John Appleton
MR. CARNEGIE says: “The most valuable acquisition to his business which an employer can obtain is an exceptional young man. There is no bargain so fruitful.” This is the Marshall Field & Company idea of what makes the exceptional employee.By Dr. O. S. Marden
IN a striking article in Cassel’s, Pearkes Withers conducts a frank consideration of some of the chief causes of matrimonial misery. So important is the subject and so clever its treatment that we present Mr. Withers’ observations herewith:
FITZGERALD’S patrol was due in Dawson on February the 1st. After three weeks of storm and cold the Indian Esau arrived, saying that he had left Fitzgerald on January the 1st, at Mountain Creek, twenty days’ easy traveling from Dawson. Thereupon Snyder, commanding B division of the Yukon, thought hard, and telegraphed to Perry, Commissioner at Regina, via Eagle, Valdez, and wireless.By Alan Sullivan
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