Mr. Sheldon's Christian Daily

REV. Charles M. Sheldon , writing in the Christian Endeavor World, gives the first statement he has ever made regarding the positive results of his famous week, in editing a daily paper as he thought Christ would have it edited. He says:—

In the first place, very many of your readers, I infer from the hundreds of letters of inquiry received, do not know that the demand for the paper necessitated over 360.000 copies a day for six days. It is also not generally known that as a direct result of articles printed in the paper on the first page, which was commonly derided as lacking in news, several permanent institutions have already been established for the betterment of mankind.

It is simply a statement of fact that some of the articles that were criticised most severely, as being religious, commonplace, or old, as news, have produced results in certain directions which justified their publication. It is also a fact, which I have not published anywhere before, that for the last twelve months I have been in receipt of thousands of letters from all over the United States, expressing a great desire that papers of like purpose might be established in every large city in the Union. And letters have been received from nearly every state, from newspaper men representing every department of newspaper work, from editor-in-chief to the boys in the office, saying that, if such a paper should be permanently established, the writers would be glad to be identified with it, even at a loss of financial compensation.

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