The American Stage of To-Day

The American Stage of To-Day

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The American Stage of To-Day

The American Stage of To-Day

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Once upon a time my Boston-bred mother startled me by announcing that the New York Tribune is the finest newspaper published. "Why?" I asked. "Because," said she, "it is so soft under the carpets." I was then a member of the Tribune's staff, supplying my modest daily share of the great thoughts which found an ignominious and dusty end beneath my mother's mattings. But I could not honestly be offended. The speedy oblivion which overtakes our multitudinous newspapers is as desirable as it is inevitable. If we were pursued by the consequences of our every slightest act, if our memories were crammed with recollection of every minute occurrence of our lives, existence would soon become an impossible burden. Man's greatest accomplishment is the ability to forget, and the daily destruction of yesterday's newspapers is an indispensable aid. Most that the newspapers chronicle is best forgot-

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