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T. W. 3-06

Down hairs with the


came in late this morning, he was halted by a resounding rap on the glass door behind which sits the Circulation Manager.


The C. M. pointed proudly, and in silence, to a tall mountain of mail which rose from the broad table-land of his desk. The snowy whiteness of the mountain was flecked and spotted to its summit by bits of darker color. "The long green seems to grow even above the timber line on this mountain of yours," said the H. I. E., jestingly. "Are you starting a national bank, or merely selling tickets in a lottery?"

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"That," answered the C.M. seriously, "is a little birthday present to the magazine from 827 of its friends, received in a single mail. Each sends in a dollar for a twelve months' subscription, and hopes that the third year of

the magazine's life, beginning with the March issue, may see it triple in circulation and influence."

"If you keep on that way," said the H. I. E., tauntingly, "you'll some day have a hundred thousand subscribers."

He turned to go, but the C. M., now thoroughly aroused, sprang to his feet and seized the H. I. E. by the sleeve. "Soon have a hundred thousand," he hissed. "Sit down here, and I'll show you something."

He pulled out a thick book from his desk and opened it emphatically.

"There," he said, "are the names and addresses of 26,154 new subscribers, added to our list during the past few months, and largely during the month of December.

Our news-stand sales

have increased about 38 per cent during the past three months. At this very minute we are circulating 102,000 copies."

"H'm," echoed the H. I. E., "that's pretty good, but how do they stick after you get them?"

"Stick," exclaimed the C. M., "they stick like flies to a mucilage pot. Technical World subscribers are permanent, Mr. H. I. E. A man can fill the place of any fiction magazine by substituting any one of a dozen others, but there is nothing which covers our field."

"Listen to this a minute." The C. M. pulled from the pile on his desk a couple of letters. "Here's one on the letter-head of an attorney," he said:

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"I'm not an engineer, but I certainly would not be without your magazine. I have read it from the first issue, and shall read it till the last. "Enclosed remittance covers my subscription for the next five years. If we both are in existence at that time, I shall renew for. five more."

The C. M. read the next letter, which came from the study of an eminent and rather humorous pastor:

"I prefer that my son should decorate and upbuild the interior of his head rather than adorn its exterior with a new hat. The enclosed dollar he has taken from his hat fund,' and the hat can wait till later."

"Well, that's certainly encouraging," said the H. I. E., lamely.

"Encouraging," snorted the C: M., "I should think it was encouraging. If I were the editor of a magazine which had as many good friends as the Technical World, I'd work night and day to prove that I appreciated their friendship." Just then the office boy interrupted, coming in with an armful of fresh mail. "Here's a few hundred more new subscribers," said the C.M., smiling. "Now you go upstairs and see about getting out the best magazine that ever happened."

Upstairs the Human Interest Editor found his colleagues in conference.

"Here's an embarrassment of riches," began the editorial Doctor of Philosophy. "That story about how the

steel trust saves a million dollars a year out of the sale of a by-product which used to be thrown away, has just come in."

"And I've got a most important article about the use of the new singlephase motor with the alternating current in the place of the railroad locomotive," put in the Technical Editor.

"Sounds like pretty hard reading to me," said the H. I. É.

"No," declared the editorial Ph. D., "I've read it and it's really fascinating. The thing's so extremely important, too, that no intelligent person can afford to miss it."

"Have you heard anything from the Key West Railroad story?" asked the H. I. Editor.

"Yes. Clark writes it'll probably be ready for April," said the Doctor. "Think of it a railroad that starts from the mainland and goes out into the ocean, jumping from island to island 'till it strikes Key West. It'll be a great yarn. And here's the greatest authority on water power in the country says Niagara Falls is already ruined! That may even stir Congress to action."

"We can't get them all in," broke out the H. I. E.

"Well, we'll fill up 120 pages with the best of it," said the Ph. D. "It will surely make a magazine that people wit be keen to read."

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