EDITOR’S NOTE: The name Sir Horace Lazenby, in this series of business “confessions” is necessarily an assumed name. The “Confessions” were not made with any desire to play the bravado, or to flaunt unpopular theories in the face of the reader.By BRITTON B. COOKE23 min
THEY sat around the table at the Bohemian Club—Brandon Bracey, Saunderson, the shortstory writer, Denton Briggs, broker and plunger, and Perry Robbins, a newspaper man, Bracey, as usual, was expounding. Bracey was a man of about thirty-five, brilliant and incisive, but incurably lazy.By Donald Donovan22 min
JILL says I have to begin this story, because it was me—I mean it was I— who made all the trouble in the first place. That is so like Jill. She is such a good hand at forgetting. Why, it was she who suggested the plot to me. I should never have thought of it myself. Not that Jill is any smarter than I am, either; but girls are such creatures for planning up mischief and leading other folks into it and then laying the blame on them when things go wrong.By L. M. MONTGOMERY21 min
THE war had put grim lines into the face of the publisher of a certain daily newspaper in a city of about twenty-five thousand population. It was only after intently studying a slip of paper with columns of figures sprawled across it that he found it possible to “Six hundred dollars saved,” he said.By WILLIAM BYRON18 min
HE found her, as he had nearly every afternoon for several weeks, standing before a halfcompleted clay figure. Usually she worked while he talked. The strong, slim fingers moved steadily, deftly, magically, he thought, and sometimes their efforts wrought that which ended his pleasant, aimless words in the middle of a sentence and brought the silence of awe.By Robert E. Pinkerton18 min
IT is nearly three o’clock. As the hands of the time-piece in the lobby of the House of Commons approach the hour, increasing activity becomes evident in the corridors. Members of Parliament who have up to the present been dropping in singly and in somewhat leisurely fashion, now enter the main door in larger numbers and with more show of haste.By W. A. CRAICK17 min
SOME proverbs are painfully incomplete. “Clothes do not make the man”— how often is that remark hurled at the callow youth who chooses to spend his money in an attempt to look well. What an unnecessary observation! Of course clothes don’t make the man, but then, neither does the food he eats, nor the books he reads nor any single influence—altogether! It is the combination of forces which makes or mars.By HUGH S. EAYRS16 min
NO real thing is ever simple, for simplicity is reached by abstraction, and this great struggle of the nations that thunders about the world is made up of many factors and presents innumerable aspects. Primarily it is a struggle of the spirit of freedom and pacific civilization against the long-gathered attack of German militarism; but into this issue come elaborations, in the Russian situation, in the Balkan developments, in the mute but very real conflict to control the war between Imperialism and Liberalism in Great Britain, for example.By H. G. Wells in the Windsor Magazine15 min
OF all the women who have figured in these articles, no matter what their individual struggles, those as a body traveling the thorniest path have been women in professional life. Barred for many years from practising medicine at all, barred for many more years from even entering universities (and once entered finding it impossible to take a medical course), holding only in isolated instances, Chairs in Universities, it would seem that Canada is especially discouraging to the higher education of women! The first woman who braved the storm of public feeling and narrow-mindedness in the matter of medicine, was Doctor Emily Howard Jennings Stowe.By MADGE MacBETH13 min
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