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they have entered. He is conscious of the existence of a strong desire among all classes of the community to have some idea of the manner in which the daily newspaper is produced, and, therefore, in the chapters appended, he has appealed to the general reader as well as to the professional student. There is no mystery in journalism ; and the Author does not consider he is making any unjustifiable revelation in describing conditions of service and modes of operation in the various literary spheres or departments of newspaper enterprise that are familiar to all experienced journalists. He cannot, however, admit that he has been much influenced by a desire merely to satisfy a legitimate curiosity. His main object has been to render some service to the profession in which he has been engaged for upwards of a quarter of a century,--seeking, if possible, to raise it in the estimation of the public, to incite his colleagues to fresh efforts to magnify it and make it honourable, and to increase its influence as a powerful agency, disinterestedly working for the welfare of society and of humanity. North-Eastern Daily Gazette,

MIDDLESBROUGH, October 1894.

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