concise. A good deal of this matter was profusely illustrated,
but the less said about these illustrations the better.
When it is a question of news, nothing is sacred to the
North American iewspaper nian. Olne of the officers of H.M.S.
Partridge in a coifidential moment spoke freely on the past
record of that ship to a loc-i scribh. The latter did ntot trot
out the everlastit,g tlote book that amateurs so dote ous, or anv-
tliirn of that sort, but the folloving mornitn g the gallant son of
Neptune read with surprise a lengthy sketch of all the facts he
lad bhen talking about so feelingly. As the captain had not
been asked for any information there was considerable curiosit)Y
as to its source, but the paIper never said a \vord, and no one
was the wiser.
The local typographical Union held its annual picnic the
other week, anid the knights of the stick had a " fat " day of it.
Tlie veatlier was all that could be desired, anld the boys came
back tired but happy in the evening witlhout "pieing" aiy-
thing. Ihe objective point was Ste. Rose, and al attractive
programme of games was arranged for the occasioin, the success
of which was due to Messrs. W. Kydd, D. Smitl, L. Z. Boud-
reau, C. Htudson, J. Malone, J. Wilson and J. B. Mack.
Followving are the results of the games:
Puttitlg i6-lb. shot, open-i, W iitty , 35 ft. 6 in.; 2, Pelletier,
35 ft. 4 in.
Puttiing i6-lb. slot, open to members in good standing
M.T.U.--i Moyse, 27 ft. o in.; 2, Fraser, 27 ft. 8 in.; 3, H.
Arthurs, 27 ft.
AND rUBLISHER 9
Running hop, step and jump, opeln-1, P. Whitty, 40 ft.; 2,
McCuaig, 39 ft. II in.
Rutining hop, step and jump, olpen to members in good
standing of M.T.U.-i, H. Arthurs, 37 ft. 4 i.; a2, J. Donovan,
36 f. i in.; 3, F. Watson, 34 ft. 2 tn.
Ioo yards, op)en to appretitces two years or less at the busi-
nss--I, W. Hughes ; 2, H. Brine; 3, B. Gange.
440 yards, open-i, Gillespie; 2, J. Tees.
oo yards, open to members in good stanlding of M.T.U.--
i, A. Reid; 2, T. Fraser; 3, iatson.
1oo yards, open-i, J. Tees; 2, George McEwan.
440 yards, opien to meimbers in good standing-----, A. Reid;
2, I,. Fraser, 3, F. Watson.
50 yards, wives of members in good standing-i, MIrs, T.
Fraser; 2, Mrs. Stalker; 3, Mrs. O'Connor.
ioo yards, apprentices four years or less at the biisiness --
i, A. Cathcart; 2, J. Furlong; 3, ,W. Hughes.
220 yards, open to members in good standing of any labor
organi)zation-- , A. Reid ; 2, Culnningham.
50 yards, open to young ladies-i, Miss R. McEvoy; 2,
Miss E. Ross; 3, Miss A. Rolston.
ioo yards, members' daghlters under 15 years-1, Miss
E. Bradley; 2, Miss J. Bradley; 3, Miss I. Reid.
Pressmen's race, open to mernbers of Pressmeni's Uniosi No.
52--1, Cunningrham; 2, J. Pa(luette; 3, Mc(,uigaln.
Committee race, ioo yards--, Mack; 2, Stalker: 3, Stmith.
THIE OOUNTTRY NEWSPATPER T
CONTRAST sErE'WEEN THE LIFE OF THE CITY EDITOR ANI: THE COUl NTR
EI)ITOR-THE LATTER AN ID)EAL SITIUAT1ION.
T HERE is lo denyinig the fact that the majorit)y of men who
enter journalism, from tle least of country editors to the
greatest of metropolitai jourtialists, are drawrl inlto the work
through motives of ambition, says Forrest Crissey in the Itnlaid
Printer, for the rewards of newspaper work, in any line, are too
meagre in a financial way to be an inducement to those who
are looking solely or mainly to the moley return.
If a consentsus of opinlions held by meni who have served
years in all the varied positions ntecessary to the making ofa
great city paper could be had, I venture to say there would be
few, if any, which would dissent from the proposition that the
county, or at least the provincial newspaper, offers the best field
for iewspaper ambition.
The youiig man who starts a country newspaper seems uni-
versally filled with dreams of the time when he shall leave his
insignificant beginning behind him, and help to mold popular
opinion for the great masses through the rnedium of the great
metropolitan daily, which he reads with envious eye. Very
often he realizes to a certaila extent his dream, but as surely as
he filds hitnself iin the position which has been the goal of his
ambition, so surely does he find it to be an empty disappoint-
He discovers himself to be a mere cog in a great wheel, alnd
a very unstable cog at that, for " lie knoweth not the hour in
which his master cometh," tie day when the axe will fall, the
Tuesday morniing on which he will receive a note, charming in
its brevity. tse burden of which is: "our services are uo
Thle iiisecurity of service upon a metropolitan newspalel is
appalling, asd each earch witresses a broadeninlg of its sway.
T `he number of editors in neowspaper positions who are unoder
coltract, or woo feel ino anxiety regarding the term of their ser-
vices, is infinitesimal compared to the whole inluiber eri-
ployed; in fact, it has come to the point where only meis of
lational reputationi, whose lames are as much a consideration
to t hli proprietor of the paper upon which they ar engaged as
are their actual services, are the only men who can hope to ob-
On the " local staff, that is to say, in the realm of the re-
porter, one soonl ceases to have any anxiety as to when his turli
will come to step out, for the reasoni that he considers it as
simply a questioii of time, and is only surprised wheri his head
has not rolled off and he knows that he has another week of
service ahead of him.
But the most alarming feature of work upon the big daily
is the fear of growing old in the business-for it has long since
ceased to be called a profession, except by college students, and
those who know nothing about its grim actualities.
WVhen the "push " a??d the " ginger " of youth is gonie from
thle niail tipoii the reporter's staff, he knows that there is nloth-
ing that can save him from being thrust out upon the cold
world, excepting a " pull " strong enough to secure him a seat
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