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[281] going to the uttermost parts of Lake Superior, and writing a series of letters which revealed the charms and the capabilities of that region. In the same year it gave a complete exposition of the so-called ‘Revelations’ of Mr. Andrew Jackson Davis, but without expressing any opinion as to their supernatural origin. War followed, of course. To Mr. Whitney's Pacific Railroad scheme it assigned sufficient space. Agassiza lectures were admirably reported, with from ten to twenty woodcuts in the report of each lecture. Gen. Taylor's nomination to the presidency it descried in the distance, and opposed vehemently.

The last event of the seventh volume was the dispute with the Herald on the subject of the comparative circulation of the two papers. The Tribune challenged the Herald to an investigation by an impartial committee, whose report each paper should publish, and the losing party to give a hundred dollars to each of the two orphan asylums of the city. The Herald accepted. The report of the committee was as follows:

The undersigned having been designated by the publishers of the New York Herald and New York Tribune, respectively, to examine jointly and report for publication the actual circulation of these two journals, have made the scrutiny required, and now report, that the average circulation of the two papers during the four weeks preceding the agreement which originated this investigation, was as follows:

New York Herald.

Average Daily circulation16,711
Average Weekly circulation11,455
Average Presidential circulation780

New York Tribune.

Average Daily circulation11,455
Average Weekly circulation15,780
Average Semi-Weekly960
Total28, 195

The quantity of paper used by each establishment, during the four weeks above specified, was as follows: By the New York Herald, 975 reams in the Daily; 951 reams for the Weekly, and 5 reams for the Presidential. By the New York Tribune, 573 reams for the Daily; 1311 reams for the Weekly, and 16 reams for the Semi-Weekly.

We therefore decide that the Herald has the larger average circulation.

The Tribune paid the money, but protested that the “Presidential Herald,” and, above all, the Sunday Herald, ought to have ben excluded from the comparison.

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