The New York office force of the R.D. Jones Co. caught its breath in a gasp of astonishment when it was announced that Captain Goff was to take out the Columbia with passengers only. Even the superintendent seemed ashamed of the directors' decision, for he had sent the word out to old Williams, the veteran chief clerk, scribbled on a slip of paper, and had then promptly gone out by way of his private entrance....Originally published in The Broadway Magazine (November 1907), “On The Martian Way” was later reprinted in Amazing Stories magazine (February 1927) and Star Magazine (July 1931). It is unknown if the story was revised over the course of its life.
[via Tinkoo Valia of Variety SF]