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CHATS ON NEWS- PAPER HISTORY. 0 4. The Modern Paper with Big Tradition. "JJBOM the smoky dawn of J? the IcJth century when die Age of Machinery was ushered in until tilis present hour, the Liverpool °' Courier Jaaa faithfully registered, and conspicuously participated in, the deve opment. of the rising fortunes of the old town of Liverpool unti, to-day its coun- cils and its politics are para- -owunt in the Second City of the Empire. For over a century aDd a decade its edtor.al chans have bean occuped by picked aea of brilliant abilitv. They expounded a cause and a. set of principles. But they have always been, in fundamentals, the same cause and the same TVip Torv naner W. E. G adstone wrote letters to when a loeng Conservative k now among the most powerful journalistic directors of Conservative opinion in the Kingdom. Its policy has been identified with the rise and progress of Liver- pool. It has outivted all its old rivals. It constitutes to-day a live testimony te the triumph and winning power of its advocacy of great cause r The romance of the Courier's" evolution from the "folio of four pages" printed on a kittle hand machine in the Liverpool of George HI a time to the giaaift sheet that issues long before sunrise from the huge building in Liver- pool's Fleet-stre-t. re-e ems, indeed, a w nder- fol triumph of human energy and enterprise staring the reign of six monarchs. If the ghost of its first. editor and founder could visit the "Courier's" spacious modern home he would infallibly be amazed at the present power and Magnitude of the journal whose foundations he iùI. Despite that progressive outlook which old Thomaa Kaye always embodied in his paper would be bewildered at the ramifications of a great newspaper-house where everything had Changed, and where nothing was recognizable-- accept perhaps the purpose of the carrier logeons lofted in the "Courier's" tower. and the enduring political policy guided and shaped in the Editorial rooms. To the man who sat an the Editor's chair wbtm the speediest Charier took 30 hours to come by road from Loodoa, the big room of numbered tecphona boxes, the busy telegraphists clicking out the news from London over private wires; the electrically worked pneumatic tube which enables the G.P.O. in Liverpool to transmit the "Courier's" despatches under- ground in a couple of seconds -all these sights would be astonishing to him as tlio ceaseless incoming of news through day and night by tralp, post, and telegraphs, ocean cables, marconigraphs and tape-machines, or as disturbing as the mighty engines whose roar scarcely ceases with the dawn. But one glance at the finished p.-oduct of all the feverish activity these sights imply would assure our ghost of the maintenance of those high traditions of independent, fearless journal- ism which old Thomas Kayo could understand and applaud equally with his great successors in the direct line—Charles Tinling and Sir John Wiliox. The famous daily Diplomatic Letter from Paris, presenting ski'led analyses of the hourly trend of world politics, the Labour articles penned by a Labour M.P., voicing the news of the opposite camp (the "Courier" has never made the mistake of underestimating its opponents case); the incisive leaders bearing on thesrf problems, home and foreign; the brilliant criticisms of war-governance and of military affairs by Sir George Aston, K.C.B., so often quoted abroad; the special motoring article; the sports co umn contributed to by an expert once a week; the literary page written in the modern tradition deriving from such well-known literateurs as Lascelles Abercrombie and the late Dixon Scott; are all features which have contributed to the famo and sue- cess of one of the best edited newspapers in the country with a news service second to none The Liverpool "Courier" has been read and quoted by generations of Liverpoiitans. The influence that was once local has become a national force. To understand the secret ot its triumph over its competitors is part of the liberal education its pages provide. Subscribe to it now: and live in touch with the actuality of the hour. '•* Jtoerpi fetter, r. FIRST in 1808 and FIRST in 1919.

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