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claim to be a writer. The idea that any one may run a news-
paper, regardless of all previous training, seems to be at the
bis of rumors of this kind.
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TISHERS AN" newspapers might examine The Globe and Mail of Friday,
ST TROTO August 7. Each was only eight pages, and yet they coverd all
c.ST, TORONTO ithe news of the day admirably. No doubt ads. are low in a
single copies CetI daily office on Friday, and there was that day a sht lull in
politics. But, at the same time, this particular issue shows what
HUGH C MAcLEAN, can be done when there is a determination to do it.
N the political turn-over at Ottawa at least four newspaper
workers come to the front. The new Sretary of State,
Hon R. W. Scott, has chosen for priate secretary Wm. Kehoe,
of The Ottawa Free Press staff; Mr. Edgar, the new Speker,
will have E. A. Magurn, of the Toronto press, for secretary,
and it is understood that the Minister of Customs' iseretary will
be John Bain, the Paris correspondent of the Brantford Exosi-
tor for sone years. Sir Richard Carwtright's seretary, F. C. T.
O'Hara, formerly of Chatham, Ont.,s s aso a newspaper man,
having been on the staff of The Baltimore Herald. And there
may be others.
The promoters of copyright are fortunate in the new Par-
liament, as one of the most active and able of their nuamber is
a member of tbe new House-Mr. lohn Ross Robeitson. Mr.
Robertson, who has been in Europe for some weeks, will be
ak before the opening of Parliament on the igth inst. It is
fortunate for the cau of Canadian copyright that Mr. Robert-
son is in the House, as the erstwhile chief parliamentary
champion of the reform, Mr. Edgr, will be Speaker, and thus to
a certain extent debarred from active debate on the question.
But Mr. Robertson will worthily wear the mantle that descends
There was, of course, no truth in the rumor that Hon. W.
H. Montague was to be chief editorial writer for The Mail.
The present holder of that office, Mr. Arthur F. Walhs, is com-
petent to hold his own with any writer for the press in Canada,
and rell deserves the kîndly tribute paid him a few days ago by
Mr. W. C. Nichol in The London Daily News. Hon. W. H.
Montague is an orator and alsoa phyician, and no doubt good
at both trades, but he is not a tnwspaper man, and layp no
The sudden interest in the mining boom in British Columbia
as caused the big dailes to send commissioners out to nte up
tb Kootenay district, The Mail has despatched J. A. Curne,
who bas already begun work, and it is probable that The
Globe's representative will be Mr. F. Aclnd, the news editor of
the paper, who is thoroughly competent to do first-class work in
the line propoed.
A bright Manitoba journalist, Mr. J. J. Moncrieff, managing
editor of The Winnipeg Tribune, has ben taking his holidays in
the east, and put in several days in Toronto.
A good many rumors concerning The Montreal Herald are
heard. This veneable newspaper has been in criled fixan.
cial condition for some years, due chiefly to the narrow scope
for a Liberal English nmorning paper in Montreal. Now that
the Liberal party is in power, and needs a well-quippeid journal
in the commercial capital, The Herad's time seems to have
arrived at last Several names have been connected by rumor
with the contemplated changes. The principal per1on men
tioned include Mr. P. D. Ross, of Ottawa; Mr. J. W. Dafoe, of
The Montreal Star; Mr. Brierley, of The St. Thomas Journal;
Mr. Alex. Maclean, of Ottawa, and also, and in this case very
persistently, Mr. Andrew Pattullo, of Woodstock. The latters
abilities, politiail standing and extensive experience would be,
it is felt, a tower of strength to any paper. PIINTER AND PUB-
LISHER does not know what authorit there is for using Mr.
Pattullo's name in this conneetion. It is een sad that Mr. J.
S. Willison, of The Globe, is in demand to do for Liberal
journalism in Quebec what he has done for it in Ontario. But
there is ittle doubt that Mr. Willion and The Globe are in-
separable. The owners of the paper and the Lberal
wouid never consent to s le Toronto. MAr
suecess has been so far, i iis geraly felt that the future
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