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  "At Our Gates"   THE readers of The Independent have no doubt seen in the daily papers the story of a workingman named Sillars, an industrious, sober fellow, with a wife and child dependant on him, who, losing his position in the Cellonite works…

  "The Blot on the Great Man’s Name" Now it is our friend—the country’s friend—Edward Everett Hale[1] who has robbed us of a popular belief: Daniel Webster[2]was not a drunkard! In the twenty-six years in which Mr. Hale “knew him…

  The Bogey Man Banished The murders and uncleaner crimes which fill the papers every day are so much alike that they are apt to pall on us. Considered as literature the heroes are too common-place. We are surprised to find that the man who banged…

  The Cave-Man In the great chalk deposits of France were found, a few years ago, two skeletons, probably the oldest in the world. At the back of a cave lay the bones of a woman who had been done to death by a huge stone mallet; while lying across…

  Cheating the Children One of our millionaires who began life as a poor lad and did not succeed until middle age is said to enjoy the fun and luxury which his money brings him like a hot-headed boy. He goes to balls and the play incessantly; he…

Country Girls in Town IT was about ten years ago when I first saw Mary Carr. She was a woman of forty, healthy, resolute, keen of eye and sharp of tongue; with a firm belief in herself and very little belief in any other person or thing. She always…

  The Disease of Money-Getting WE were delayed one day last summer at the toll gate on a lonely road in the Virginia mountains. The son of the gatekeeper at the moment came hurrying across the field. “I’ve got the job, father!” he shouted,…

  Lord Kitchener’s Methods. AN English naturalist, who kept close company with the birds and reptiles for many years, used to say: “There’s no limit to the queerness of beasts! The longer you live with them the less you know about them!” As…

“The Mean Face of War." OF all the gods on Olympus Mars[1] is always the most popular figure. Especially is he heroic in the eyes of a nation which is just about to set the crown of Imperialism on its brows, to gird a sword on its thighs and drive…

”A New National Trait” MAY I point my meaning by an anecdote? Thirty years ago a young journalist who had been on the staff of a New York newspaper which had pushed itself into notice by its personalities, started a paper in a city in Virginia. A…
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