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James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, chapter 14 (search)
resumed in a few weeks. On the fifth of December the new series began, as a family political paper, and continued, with moderate success, till both it and the New Yorker were merged in the Tribune. For his services in the campaign—and no man contributed as much to its success as he—Horace Greeley accepted no office; nor did he even witness the inauguration. This is not strange. But it is somewhat surprising that the incoming administration had not the decency to offer him something. Mr. Fry (W. H.) made a speech one evening at a political meeting in Philadelphia. The next morning, a committee waited upon him to know for what office he intended to become an applicant. Office? said the astonished composer—No office. Why, then, said the committee, what the h—ll did you speak last night for? Mr. Greeley had not even the honor of a visit from a committee of this kind. The Log Cabin, however, gave him an immense reputation in all parts of the country, as an able writer and
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 24: Association in the Tribune office. (search)
arly in 1849, Mr. George Ripley began to lend the Tribune the aid of his various learning and considerate pen. Bayard Taylor, returned from viewing Europe a-foot, is now one of the Tribune corps, and this year he goes to California, and opens up the land of gold to the view of all the world, by writing a series of letters, graphic and glowing. Mr. Dana comes home and resumes his place in the office as manager-general and second-in-command. During the disgraceful period of Re-action, William Henry Fry, now the Tribune's sledge-hammer, and the country's sham-demolisher, then an American in Paris, sent across the Atlantic to the Tribune many a letter of savage protest. Mr. G. G. Foster served up New York in savory slices and dainty items. Horace Greeley confined himself less to the office than before; but whether he went on a tour of observation, or of lecturing, or of political agitation, he brought all he saw, heard and thought, to bear in enhancing the interest and value of his p
James Parton, The life of Horace Greeley, Chapter 28: day and night in the Tribune office. (search)
orial articles the editorial rooms the sanctum sanctorum Solon Robinson Bayard Taylor William Henry Fry George Ripley Charles A. Dana F. J. Ottarson George M. Snow enter Horace Greeley his Greeley, the Managing-Editor Charles A. Dana, the Associate-Editors, James S. Pike, William Hi. Fry, George Ripley, George M. Snow, Bayard Taylor, F. J. Ottarson, William Newman, B. Brock way, Solol, pale, intense-looking gentleman who is slowly pacing the carpet of the inner sanctum is Mr. William H. Fry, the composer of Leonora. At this moment he is thinking out thunder for to-morrow's Tribune. William Henry Fry is one of the noblest fellows alive—a hater of meanness and wrong, a lover of man and right, with a power of expression equal to the intensity of his hate and the enthusiasm oferformed this last duty, he returns the list to the compositor, puts on his coat and departs. Mr. Fry is on the last page of his critique of this evening's Grisi, which he executes with steam-engin
William Henry Fry, of New York, musical composer and journalist, died in Santa Cruz, December 21st, aged forty-nine years.