There has recently been accomplished in Boston a remarkable...

There has recently been accomplished in Boston a remarkable feat in the annals of newspaper publishing. In August last a number of lodging-houses stood on the road facing the Christian Science church in Boston. In three months those buildings had disappeared, and the offices of The Christian Science Monitor, containing a plant capable of turning out a large daily paper, had taken their place. On Nov. 25 the first number of The Christian Science Monitor was issued, and from that date the paper has steadily progressed in circulation and importance. The paper is not what is commonly understood as a religious one. In all its columns it contains only one daily article on Christian Science. It is exactly what it professes to be, a first-class daily paper of the ordinary type, the religious side of the movement being represented by the weekly Christian Science Sentinel and the monthly Journal.

The Monitor has already a world-wide circulation; indeed, probably no other daily paper goes to so many different parts of the globe. Its advertisements are ruthlessly edited, and an enormous number of applications are rejected. Every element of sensation is studiously avoided, and, while devoting a full page to athletics and games, it avoids all mention of betting and gambling of every description. All that is really important in the news of the world—its politics, its art, science, and literature—has ample space devoted to it, but horrors of any sort are remarkable for their absence. Politically speaking, its mission may be said to be an attempt to promote the federation of the world, instead of exciting the passions of nationalities; socially, its aims may be described as giving prominence to whatever "men do or say or think" for the betterment of humanity.

Evening Standard

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