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THE SEMI MONTHLY MAGAZINE SECTION
A Magazine for your Reading Table
A Clearing House for Ideas
lAfITB THIS ISSUE, we offer to our
readers a new service. The two
columns on this page that have been
occupied by editorial announcements,
will hereafter be a clearing house for
Ideas. We propose to invite men of
the highest standing in the nation to
contribute their views on the subjects in
which they are acknowledged experts.
There will be no place for the narrow
viewpoint, for partisanship, or for half
baked theories of any kind. The men
who will address you through this
medium will have your confidence, be
cause the open book of their past
careers will stand in proof of the fact
that they know whereof they write.
They will be our Contributing: Editors;
and, issue by issue, they will cover the
wide range of modern thought on the
great economic, moral or purely ethical
problems of the day.
Rut we intend to go further than
this. Our new editorial page will par
take of the character of a popular
forum. While we shall call upon the
men whose messages we know to be
worth while, we do not shut out the
obscure, but possibly profound, student
of life. On the other hand, every leader
— man or woman — who feels that he
has a vital message to deliver is invited
to write it within the compass of 750
words and to send it to the Editor. I
Such contributions will receive careful
and unprejudiced consideration, and
we shall be only too pleased to use all
that meet the requirements of knowl
edge of the subject discussed, breadth
of view and sincerity of purpose. For
each article accepted for our "Con- [
tribttting Editor's" page, we shall
pay $25,
In the forthcoming issue will appear
the first of these new editorials, an ar
ticle from the pen of Br. Orison Swett
Harden.
Other Good Things to Come
WHEN THE Honorable Champ
Clark, Speaker of the House of
Representatives, prepared the article,
"Rough Roads and Rough Riding to
the White House," that will appear in
our next issue, he had just missed his
chance to run for the highest office in
the land, lie wrote from his heart; and
his anecdotes about the men who failed
of the presidency are wittily told. This
article is a sequel to the former one by
Speaker Clark, "Presidential Lights
That Have Flared and Failed," that
appeared a few weeks ago. Both are
valuable contributions to the inside his
tory of the political ambitions — suc
cessful and unsuccessful — of the great
CONTENTS
COVER DESIGN—"WHY HE MISSED THE AEROPLANE" . . . . .
HOWARD CHANDLER CHRISTY
EDITORIALS ' . "2
"THE GIRL OF 1912" . . . ' Draw ing hi, CHARLES DANA GIBSON 3
THE RETURN OF THE COLONEL OF KOEPENICK Article by IVAN NARODNY 4
Illustration from Photograph
"ROUGHING IT—AT NEWPORT" . . , Painting by ALBERT STERNER 5
THE ISSUE ,- . . . V ,/... Story by GEORGE BARON HUBBARI) 6
"HER IDLE WHILE" .... Drawing by C COLES PHILLIPS 7
CONFESSION . . . - ' . . . . Story by RALPH A. GRAVES 8
FOUR LETTERS . ... . Story by LILLIAN BENNET-THOMPSON 9
"A BIG ONE!" ./:.;. . . Painting by W. T. SMEDLEY 10
NEW WRINKLES ... . . . -. ... . . ... 12
■': ■ ' • • ■ - ■■■•■- • ' .'.- : ..-•••
WOMEN WHO COUNT .... . . . . . . . . .19
.", ' \ ' Illustration from Photograph*/ :
For rising young men!
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QfMßll A SALLE, Illi
~Sßf if no * s was name d
EOak I! after a man wh°
BBS: J was always up
early in the morning.—The
men whose names go ring
ing past their century usual
ly see the dawn before the
rest of the world.
Robert Cavelier, Sieur de
La Salle was always on the
march towards the Golden
West before 7 A. M.—And
out at La Salle, the Westclox
We have secured ilrst i-lagg Advertisers to talk to you, ure you a good listener?
people design sleepmeters
for men who, like La Salle,
will get under way while
the East is still gray.
Big Ben is an admirable example of these
clockmakers' skill. —Slender, handsome, yet
massive, he stands 7 inches tall with clean
cut, well shaped hands and a frank, friendly
face, distinctly visible in the dim morn
ing light.
He rings just when you want and either
way you want, five straight minutes or every
other half minute during ten minutes unless
you flag him off. —His keys are large, strong,
pleasing to wind—his voice deep, cheerful
pleasing to hear.
Big Ben is sold by 5,000 Canadian deal
ers. His price is $3.00 anywhere. —If you
can't find him at your dealer's, a money
order sent to Westclox, La Salle, Illinois,
will bring him to you duty charges paid.
leaders of the past. The illustration
are by <i. \Y. Haktixc. There will also
be a new story of the "November Joe"
series by Ilesketh Prichanl, entitled
"The Case of Miss Virginia IManx."
witli illustrations by PbBCT E COWENJ
and a charming love story of artist life,
entitled "The Quest of Betsinda Sue."
by Haxxa Rion. illustrated by PRANK
Vkk Beck.
The Present Issue
IF THE MAN in the street were
asked to name the three most popular
illustrators of the day, he would almost
certainly reply: "Giiaklkn Dana Gii;
son, llowaiu) CHANDLER Christy and
C. COLES Phillips." If he were then
asked what two painters were best
known and best liked by him through
magazine reproductions of their work.
he would not have to think long before
selecting W. T. SMEDLEI and ALBERT
Sterner, A single picture by any one
of these five men is advertised as the
star feature by the publication fortu
nate enough to obtain it. The idea of
bringing them all together in one
would seem prodigal to the average
editor. Yet, this is just what we have
done. We are proud of the feat.
Gibsox, Christy, Phillips, Smedley
and Sterner — they are all represented
in the present issue; and, in each case.
the drawing or painting was made for
the exclusive benefit of the readers <>i
The Semi-Monthly Magazine Sec-
TIOX.
"The Colonel of Koepenick"
"VTOK ARK the Action and special
article features of this number be
hind the high mark set by the pictures.
The leading* article, "The Return of
The Colonel of Koepenick," by Ivax
Narodny, is, in journalistic parlance,
a "beat." Eor the first time, the world
is informed that the extraordinary
trickster, who six years ago humiliated
the German Empire by posing as a
colonel and arresting the burgomaster
and the treasurer of Koepenick; and
who was reported to have died in Lon
don this summer; is alive in New York,
and is actually planning a new and
greater international hoax. He revealed
himself to his friend, Mr. NaRODNT,
and Mr. Xaiiodxy brought the story to
us. Once we had our hands on it, we
did not let it go. It begins on page 4.
Read it, and be more enthralled by this
transcript from real life than you were
when you devoured the pages of "Trs
Count of Monte Cristo" and "The Three
Musketeers." "The Issue," by GEORGE
Baron Hubbard, and "Confession," by
Ralph A. Graves, are fiction offerings
distinctly out of the ordinary.

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