The Bay State Monthly — Volume 2, No. 1, October, 1884 eBook

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back the same day to the London press, which had to take, at second-hand, the enterprise of the great New-England daily.  At Paris, the world’s pleasure capital, the chief seat of science, it is ably represented, and its Italian correspondence has been ample and excellent.  When public attention was first drawn to Mexico by the opening up of that land of mystery and revolutions by American railway-builders, the Herald put three correspondents into that field, and made Mexico an open book to the reading public.  It is one of the characteristics of the paper’s policy to take up and exhaust all topics of great current interest, and then to pass quickly on to something new.  In dealing with topics of interest of local importance, the paper has long been noted for exhaustive special articles by writers of accuracy and fitness for their task.  Its New York City staff comprises a general correspondent, a political observer, a chronicler of business failures, an accomplished art critic, a fashion writer, a theatrical correspondent, and three general news correspondents, using the wires.  The Herald is something more than a Boston paper.  It has a wide reach, and employs electricity more freely than did the oldtime newspaper the post-horse.

In its closely-printed columns the Herald has, during the last decade, given to its readers a cyclopaedia of the world’s daily doings.  Portraitures of men of affairs done by skilled writers, the fullest records of contemporaneous events, the gossip and news of the chief towns of the globe,—­all this has made up a complete record to which the future historian may turn.

To manage such a paper requires a cooerdination of forces and an intellectual breadth of view deserving to be ranked with the work and attributes of a successful general.  Not to wait for the slow processes of legislation, to be up and ahead of the government itself, to be alert and untiring—­this is the newspaper ideal.  How near the Herald has come to this, its enduring popularity, its great profits, and its wide fame and influence, best show.

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By Atherton P. Mason.

Almost the first land seen by a person on board a vessel approaching the Massachusetts coast is the summit of Wachusett Mountain; and any one standing upon its rocky top beholds more of Massachusetts than can be seen from any other mountain in the State.  For these two reasons, if for no others, a short historical and sceno-graphical description of this lonely and majestic eminence, and of the beautiful township in which it lies, would seem to be interesting.

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