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The speaker's earliest recollections of the City of Toronto. The city today once divided into a large number of small municipalities. Personal anecdotes of the speaker's background, his training as an accountant, and how he became a newspaper man. The amazing change in the national wealth of Canada in its resources of civilization. Some recollections of the earliest use of the telephone, of the first aeroplanes, of the day the Royal York hotel was opened. Contrasting these many changes with the relative stability of newspaper work. Reminiscences of the speaker's experiences in newspaper work. Anecdotes from working at "Saturday Night" and later "Toronto World." The celebrated Hyams case. The speaker's scoop on the fact that the Welland Canal dynamiters were actual Fenians and not grain scoopers, as people generally believed. The speaker's hobbies; a lover of the theatre and music. Some words on Canadian art and culture. The effect of radio on newspapers and periodicals. The speaker's feelings on leaving "Saturday Night." Commendations for his successor, Mr. Sandwell.