alive, who know in whose head it was, that the idea of a cheap daily paper originated.
Nor has the proprietor of that head ever derived from his idea, which has enriched so many others, the smallest pecuniary advantage.
He walks these streets, this day, an unknown man, and poor.
His name—the reader may forget it, History will not—is Horatio David Sheppard.
The story of his idea, amply confirmed in every particular by living and unimpeachable witnesses, is the following:
About the year 1880, Mr. Sheppard, recently come of age and into the possession of fifteen hundred dollars, moved from his native New Jersey to New York, and entered the Eldridge Street Medical School as a student of medicine.
He was ambitious and full of ideas.
Of course, therefore, his fifteen hundred dollars burned in his vest pocket—(where he actually used to carry it, until a fellow student almost compelled him to deposit it in a place of safety). He took to dabbling in newspapers and periodicals, a metho<