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Some personal reminiscences. Laying some ghosts; having enough of pessimism. The situation in Germany, France, and United States, and England, and how it came to be so. The speaker being appalled at the utter ignorance of Canadians of their own situation. Up to us to find our destiny upon the high seas. The need for trade delegations like those in the West Indies in China, Japan, and elsewhere. Canadian manufacturing and potential for trade. The benefits of urban life. The issue of reciprocity. Canada's peculiarly happy position in the world, and how that is so. Difficulties to be solved. A message of hope. The Canadian National Railway as our most valuable asset and the way out of national debt. Comments on the eight-hour work day. The need for immigration. The false picture presented in Toronto papers of the situation in Great Britain.