G. R. Sims has often—in the intervals of complaining...

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G. R. Sims has often—in the intervals of complaining of his liver and his work—complained of the horrors of the morning paper. You prop up the paper against the toast rack and read of murders, disasters, shipwrecks, volcanic explosions, bankruptices. The paper is full of other people's failures. And you turn the page only to find the dreadful things that may happen to you if you feel a pain in—ah! of course! You feel that pain. The man with a liver who has to live through the day wants the cheerful paper, though he cannot keep off the horrors that are set in front of him.

Well, here comes the paper that steadfastly sets its face to the aspect of cheerfulness. Boston (Mass.) sends us the daily newspaper that contains all the best news of the world, under the title of The Christian Science Monitor. And none of the bad news. No hint of disease or failure. Not an advertisement that suggests an ache. A paper that mirrors only the bright side of things. A very good paper to read at breakfast.

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December 25, 1909

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