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Paris - The African Troops Pass Through
I AM glad these days that I am living on the Boul Mich. It is a direct thoroughfare from north to south, and is thus a favorite route for troops going to the front.Last night I had hardly finished dinner when a hubbub in the street drew me to the door. For over two hours I stood on the sidewalk, with interest never flagging, as regiments from Africa passed, and received a greeting from the people of Paris.
Paris - The Tauben Bring Us News
AT the time of the advance of the Bulgarians on Constantinople two years ago, we who were in the Turkish capital did not realize that the Turks had been defeated in Thrace until hordes of frightened refugees began to fill the streets of old Stamboul. They gave the lie eloquently and irrefutably to the official communiqués. We have some refugees in Paris.
Paris - The Government Leaves Us
LAST night it was so warm that the Lawyer and I, who had planned to go out to the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré to see how the people around the Place des Ternes were taking things, got no farther than the Place de la Concorde.
Paris - The Froussards
WHEN I wrote that the Parisians took the coming of the aeroplanes calmly, I was, of course, speaking of real folks, of the million and a half or more who have work to do, and who would soon stop eating if they stopped working. I have refrained from mentioning the froussards until I had time to watch their antics and could express myself intelligently concerning that sad phenomenon.
Paris Prepares To Receive The Germans
NOW that we have got rid of our pessimists and the wealthy panicky element, the spirit of uneasiness and of unrest has left Paris. It would seem as if we had been exorcised, and the devil having been cast out, we find ourselves calm and peaceful and clothed in our right minds.
Paris - Waiting
I HAVE never seen the garden of the Luxembourg Palace so lovely as it is today. August was hot: so the cultivated wild flowers around the walls of the Palais du Senat are a riot of color. Fountains are playing, and gardeners are turning over the earth with their trowels and tenderly pruning rebel branches.
After The Battle Of The Marne
THE anxious week is over.I would be the last in the world to claim that it has not been an anxious week. The Paris that works, and that stuck bravely to its work, did not lose its grip. Nor did it lose its original traditional lightheartedness. But the lightheartedness of Paris is not indicative of the feelings that lie beneath the surface.
Paris At Notre Dame
THIS afternoon, at the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Paris prayed for the welfare of France and for the soldiers engaged in the great battle which is still, despite the German retreat, raging near the gates of the capital.
Paris - The Cafe Strategists
VIOLENT newspaper attacks on les embusques, as M. Clemenceau calls the hosts of seemingly able-bodied men who are not at the front, have made thousands of sincere patriots very uncomfortable. It is true that you see constantly in the offices of the various ministries men of military age performing tasks that might possibly be left to those whom physical disability or age bars from the army.
The Desecration Of Reims
WARM weather has come again after the cold snap of the past week, and the first morning thought, after rising from a comfortable bed, must be to others, as it is to me, a feeling of thankfulness that our soldiers in the trenches will have better days.
Paris - "on Dit"
IN war time (is it any different in time of peace?) there is nothing more astonishing than what they say. When news is suppressed, rumor naturally takes the place of fact. This frequently brings serious consequences. We have already seen that in Paris.
Paris - A City Suffering
THE hardships of American tourists and their disappointment over the spoiled summer vacation, their worry over lost trunks and uncashed checks, their wrath over missed steamship passages, are no longer even a memory, except for themselves.
Paris - The Refugees
IT was just four weeks ago that they began to come, bringing the first news of defeat. Refugees are the heralds of the enemy's triumph. It has been in Paris just as it was in Constantinople after Kirk Kilisse and Lulé Burgas. Only the names of the scenes of disaster are different.
Paris - Spies
DURING the first week of the war, I saw a number of man hunts. Frequently it was an altogether innocent person that was mauled by the crowd; in more than one instance, in fact, I saw Frenchmen Parisians who had never been out of the city and had never spoken to a German in their lives badly beaten.
Paris - The New Kulturkampf
THE Germans have been instilling, little by little, their poison into the hearts of all peoples. If it is true that the soul of a race is in its language, this is still more true of its music. Listen to the songs of Naples, Spain, Russia, Sweden, and Arabia : are they not the very portraits of these peoples.
Paris - And Then The Handelskampf
I WENT into my stationer's this morning for some of my favorite carbon paper, and when he told me that he had no more of it, and would have no more, because it is manufactured in Vienna, I started to grumble.
Paris - Red Tape
I WAS on a tram this morning going from the Gare Montparnasse to the Etoile. Opposite me was a wounded soldier, who was evidently not accustomed to crutches, and had great difficulty getting to his seat. As he had a bag to carry, he could not have done so without help.
Paris - Sharing The Glory
I REMEMBER having heard M. Emile Faguet say some years ago that the French are, individually, the most jealous race in the world of each other's attainments and achievements.
Paris - The Censorship Again
THE censorship in France has never been more strict than during these trying weeks of continual conflict on the Aisne. There is no newspaper which is edited with sufficient care to avoid the displeasure of the censor.
Paris - The Eiffel Tower
Germans or no Germans, aeroplanes or no aeroplanes, I am going to bring the children home from St. Jean-du-Doigt.
Paris - Red Cross And Reclame
RED CROSS work in Paris has been disappointing. At the beginning f the war a great fuss was made by the fair dames of Paris of all nationalities.
Paris - Winter Clothing For The Piou-pious
IT is getting cold in France. The principal thought of the nation is how to clothe the million and a half soldiers in the field. The Wet and the cold expose the men to a danger as great as that f the enemy's fire.
Paris - Jusqu'au Bout
THE news from the great battle in the north, unless the official communiques are misleading us, indicates that the Germans have failed in their last supreme effort to surround and destroy the armies that have stood between them and a triumphal entry into Paris.
Paris - Vers La Gloire.
THE Girl and I came up from the river through the Rue Saint-Geneviève this afternoon, and went into Saint Etienne-du-Mont. The women whom the Girl is hunting are frequently to be found in churches these days. If they go anywhere, it is only to God. You have to seek them out. Around the Tomb of Clovis there were many candles but no worshipers.
Paris - Red Cross And Red Tape
OH, that some Florence Nightingale would arise in France to break down the bars of professional jealousy and official red tape, so that those who are giving so freely their lives might receive the loving care that is their due when they are wounded on the battlefield.
The Christmas Midnight Mass At Saint Sulpice
I RETURNED to Paris last night, hurrying across Europe for Christmas Eve with my family, after my first absence from home since the day that war broke out.During these past three weeks I have been in Lyons, Geneva, Lausanne, Berne, Zurich, Stuttgart, Berlin, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Buda-Pesth, and Innsbruck—a flying trip through the heart of the enemy's country.
Newspaper Copy
This is the age of the reporter — the age of news, not views. We are influencing our public through the presentation of facts; and the gathering, the assembling and the presentation of these facts is the work of the reporter. There are two ideals of news. The first is to give the news colorless, the absolute truth. The second is to take the best attitude for the perpetuation of our democracy.
The English Of The Newspapers
Of the three generally recognized qualities of good style — clarity, force and grace—it is the last and the last alone in which critics of newspaper English find their material.
Writer's Viewpoint
The three notes of modern reporting are clarity, terseness, objectivity. The news writer of today aims to tell a story that shall be absolutely intelligible, even to minds below the average—since everybody reads; to economize space to the last degree, and to keep himself, his prejudices, preferences, opinions, out of the story altogether.
Newspaper Writing - The Importance Of Accuracy
The surest guarantee for right-doing in journalism is contained in the teaching that right is always right and that it must be done for its own sake. This is the great basic truth to be taught the students of schools of journalism and impressed upon the minds of all newspaper workers.
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