THE Tribune took the air, to use a present-day phrase, on the morning of April 10, 1841. This was its prospectus:
"On Saturday, the tenth of April instant, the subscriber will publish the first number of a New Morning Journal of Politics, Literature and General Intelligence.
"The Tribune, as its name imports, will labor to advance the interests of the people, and to promote their Moral, Political and Social well-being. The immoral and degrading Police Reports, Advertisements, and other matter which have been allowed to disgrace the columns of our leading Penny Papers, will be carefully excluded from this, and no exertion spared to render it worthy of the virtuous and refined, and a welcome visitant at the family fireside.
"Earnestly believing that the political revolution that called William Henry Harrison to the Chief Magistracy of the Nation was a triumph of Right, Reason and Public Good, over Error and Sinister Ambition, the Tribune will give to the New Administration a frank and candid, but manly and independent support, judging it always by its acts, and commending those only so far as they shall seem calculated to subserve the great end of all government -- the Welfare of the People.
"The Tribune will be published every morning on