IT WAS market day at Aldersbury, the old county town of Aldshire, and the busiest hour of the day. The clock of St. Juliana’s was on the point of striking three, and the streets below it were thronged. The gentry, indeed, were beginning to take themselves homeward; a carriage and four, with pastillions in yellow jackets, awaited its letters before the Post Office, and near at hand a red-wheeled tandem-cart, the horses tossing their small, keen heads, hung on the movements of its master, who was gossiping on the steps of Ovington’s Bank, on Bride Hill.By STANLEY J.WEYMAN55 min
“I have now given up all idea of going back into an office to work,” writes Miss Cummings, “I often wonder why more girls do not stay at home and do this pleasant, profitable work instead of going to business.” Read Miss Cummings’ remarkable story imher own words.By Amy D. Cummings7 min
JOHN and, signaling A. MASON the pushed butler, away watched, his half-eaten absently, the dessert deft substitution of fruit and finger bowl, first for his daughter Jocelyn, opposite, then for himself. Outside the north wind drenched rain against the dining-room windows.By Vincent Liewellyn Hughes33 min
THE at OLD the door court a officer second had time to knock before Judge Rodman heard him. This had happened once or twice before of late. The Judge had been abstracted since his wife died. Some of those who knew him best thought he seemed at times to be dazed.By BEN AMES WILLIAMS23 min
HIDDEN foothills away of the in Cariboo the pine-clad mountains in central British Columbia, isolated from civilization save by an old wagon road which cuts through a moose-haunted wilderness of canyons and cottonwood forests, lies the Valley of the Past.By CHARLES LUGRIN SHAW22 min
SAMPSON, just returned “Gents’ from the Outfitter,” café down had the street. The keen ozone and bracing tang of the mellow winter day engendered optimism. An excellent lunch and favorite cigar had produced a mellow mood and a feeling of peace and goodwill toward all the world.By CHARLES C. JENKINS21 min
THE steady rise in the price of wheat during January and February when the market rose from $1.07 a bushel fairly close to the $1.50 mark (for May wheat) is likely to have an important effect on general business conditions. Generally speaking the declines in commodity prices have been welcomed in all directions as the necessary steps before the dangerous inflation could be remedied.
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