causes of the New-Yorker's ill-success as a business
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the editor gets a nickname
the Agonies of a Debtor
Henry J. Raymond.
Luckily for the purposes of the present writer, Mr. Greeley is the most autobiographical of editors.
He takes his readers into his confidence, his sancheart, tributary rather to its own emotions than to the subject which has called them forth; his plain good name is his best eulogy.
A few months later, Mr. Henry J. Raymond, a recent graduate of Burlington College, Vermont, came to the city to seek his fortune.
He had written some creditable sketches for the New Yorker, over urage some young, hard-working, unrecognized, ill-paid journalist, to know that the editor of the New York Daily Times began his editorial career upon a salary of eight dollars a week.
The said unrecognized, however, should further be informed, that Mr. Raymond is the hardest and swiftest worker connected with the New York Press.
ny paper of immense circulation, was affectedly neutral, really Democratic, and very objectionable for the gross character of many of its advertisements.
A cheap paper, of the Whig school of politics, did not exist.
On the 10th of April, 1841, the Tribune appeared—a paper one-third the size of the present Tribune, price one cent; office No. 30 Ann-street; Horace Greeley, editor and proprietor, assisted in the department of literary criticism, the fine arts, and general intelligence, by H. J. Raymond.
Under its heading, the now paper bore, as a motto, the dying words of Harrison:
I desire you to understand the Tribune principles of the government.
I wish them carried out. I ask nothing more.
The omens were not propitious.
The appallingly sudden death of General Harrison, the President of so many hopes, the first of the Presidents who had died in office, had cast a gloom over the whole country, and a prophetic doubt over the prospects of the Whig party.
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discussion between Horace Greeley and Henry J. Raymond
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abstract of it in a conver of the subject between Horace Greeley and H. J. Raymond, of the Courier and Enquirer, in the year nce shown.
However, Horace Greeley and Henry J. Raymond, the one naturally liberal, the other natopose to show, is found in Association.
H. J. Raymond. Nov. 23d. Heavens!
Here we have one of ted un frequent by plenty and education.
H. J. Raymond. Dec. 8th. Oh—then the men of capital are of association, seems to me equally so.
H. J. Raymond. Dec. 14th. But not to me. Suppose fifty morer, is as atheistic as it is inhuman.
H. J. Raymond. Jan. 20th. Stop a moment.
The test of tron of crimes, or the practice of vices.
H. J. Raymond. March 19th. Perhaps not. But I know, fromo no more of your Passional Attraction.
H. J. Raymond. April 16th. I tell you the scheme of Four.
Horace Greeley, April 28th. Humph!
H. J. Raymond. May 20th. The Tribune is doing a great de[5 more...]
, which he filled up and dispatched to anxious correspondents, with commendable promptitude.
From facts which I have observed, and from others of which I have heard, I think it safe to say, that Horace Greeley receives, on an average, five applications daily for advice and assistance.
His advice he gives very freely, but the wealth of Astor would not suffice to answer all his begging letters in the way the writers of them desire.
In the fall of 1852, the Daily Times was started by Mr. H. J. Raymond, an event which gave an impetus to the daily press of the city.
The success of the Times was signal and immediate, for three reasons: 1, it was conducted with tact, industry and prudence; 2, it was not the Herald; 3, it was not the Tribune.
Before the Times appeared, the Tribune and Herald shared the cream of the daily paper business between them; but there was a large class who disliked the Tribune's principles and the Herald's want of principle.
The majority of people take a daily