chairman of the Canadian Board of the North of Scot-land Canadian Mortgage Co. Mr. Austin, in politics, belongs to the Reform party, but has never taken an active part in political campaigns. In the truest sense of the -word, lie is a self-made man, having attained his present prominent position and circumstances by indomitable energy and perseverance. He received a limited education in youth, but fired -with ambition and a thirst for knowledge, he prosecuted his studies alone and at night schools, while serving his apprenticeship, thus educatilig and fitting himself for the higher callings of life. Step by step he reached his present position, and is now one of Toronto's most highly esteemed and respected citizens. He married, in 1,944, Miss Susan Bright, by whom he has three children living-.