MRS. LAWRENCE HEATLEY blamed her own plainness of feature for her husband’s interest in pretty girls. And, because she was remarkably generous, broad-minded, and liked pretty girls herself, she generally managed to have some about her.By ROBERT E. PINKERTON28 min
BISHOP WIDDIFIELD and Judge Gair were dining together at the “Wanderers.” It was their weekly custom. Over them bent Peters, the chief steward, in whose immaculate and deferential person was embodied the happy compromise of service and dignity.By ALAN SULLIVAN24 min
"I KNOW within half a mile where the mine is." The speaker was a heavy set man about thirty years of age. One could tell at a glance that he was a member of the legion who earned their living by working close to nature. His blue serge clothes hung oddly on his form and he stood on his feet as if the new gaudy shoes he wore were several sizes too small for him.By JEROME V. EBERTS22 min
"THERE is no gambling,” quoth Disraeli, in one of his cynical outbreaks, “like politics.” Less than three years ago a decimated, disheveled and disheartened remnant of Canadian Liberalism nervously crawled out of the cyclone cellar after a disastrous electoral hurricane.By Harry W. Anderson20 min
IN the year 1896 I wrote:—“Li Hung Chang, the aged Premier of China. had a more significant purpose in visiting Europe and America than pleasure-seeking. A great revolution is imminent in the wonderful empire of which he was so remarkable an ambassador.By FELIX NOVUS17 min
"MY friends laugh at me because I have one idea,” said a learned American chemist, “but I have discovered that if I ever expect to make a breach in the wall, I must play my guns continuously upon one point. “This one thing I know—electricity— this has been Edison’s life motto.By Dr. ORISON SWETT MARDEN15 min
THE Canadian West has cradled many interesting personalities, but as yet has had small chance to produce national celebrities. If one counts out the few outstanding public men like the four Western premiers and the half dozen Federal ministers, past and present, there are not many individuals left whose names are known throughout the length and breadth of Canada.By W. A. CRAICK15 min
"THAT man has not lived who has not built a house, written a book or fathered a son.” So said some sage of those legendary ante-motor days, those days lost in misty antiquity and hoary time, before a gasoline maddened public had answered the siren call of “Get Out and Get Under.’By GEO. E. PEARSON14 min
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