Typo: A Monthly Newspaper and Literary Review, Volume 4
Messrs Stott & Hoare, Melbourne, are the publishers of the Shorthand Journal, a magazine devoted to the reporting profession. Will the S. J. please exchange?
Mr R. S. Hawkins, late editor of the Wellington Press, has severed his connexion with that paper. He is one of the ablest and most independent writers in the colony.
It has been decided to wind up the Press Newspaper Company, and a new company, under the title of « The Christchurch Press Company, » has been formed to carry on the newspaper.
Mr W. Epps, formerly of the Manawatu Times, and of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, has received a good appointment on the reporting staff of the Sydney Morning Herald.
Mr P. Galvin, a journalist well known in New Zealand, is about to start a paper in Victoria, at Yea or Yackandandah. (So long as it takes a cap « Y, » apparently, he is not very particular as to the locality.)
Mr D. Chamier, formerly the popular editor of the Waipawa Mail, and who is now in London, has taken to himself a wife. He has the best wishes of his many friends in the North Island.
At Gisborne a conviction has been entered by arrangement on a second case of Atack v. Jones, for piracy of cable messages. A fine of £1 7s and costs was imposed. Argument follows at the Supreme Court, Auckland.
The New South Wales Typographical Union, after devoting a night to the discussion of the subject, has with much enthusiasm rejected a resolution in favor of the admission of female compositors to its ranks.
The Trades and Labor Chronicle, of Christchurch, having published an abusive article referring to the Whitcombe & Tombs Company, received a writ claiming substantial damages. The proprietors immediately took steps to turn the affair into a joint-stock company.
Some newspaper men are gifted with versatility. A Sydney editor, Mr Edmund, won a prize for an essay in opposition to the federation of the world, and now, out of 535 competitors, he has been awarded the first prize for an essay in support of such federation.
Says « Puff » in the Press:— « That was a curious mistake of a Press compositor yesterday! He was setting the news of the Seamen's strike, and the fact of the Union Company waiting further development. The comp put it 'develment'! And he wasn't far out!»
Mr T. P. O'Connor has withdrawn from the London Star. He receives £15,000, on the sole condition that for three years he is not to contribute to any other daily paper.
Only one hand—that of a little girl—was raised in a Hokitika school when the Inspector asked, « What was Penzance noted for? » And the shy answer came, « Its pirates! »
The Pope has thrown open the Vatican library to scholars and students. It contains the most precious collection of manuscripts in the world, and has hitherto been most jealously guarded.
Mr John Young, of Wellington, an expert shorthand writer, has left for Sydney to take up an appointment in the Sydney office of the New Zealand Press Association. Mr Young has been in the service of Messrs Levin & Co., and prior to his departure was the recipient of handsome tokens of esteem, both from the firm and his fellow-employes.
Some of our contemporaries have recorded the decease of the long-established Galignani's Messenger. We felt sure that there was a mistake, and we find, by our latest exchanges, that the paper is not only still alive, but has been enlarged to eight pages, and is in all respects equal to the great London dailies. It was established in 1814.
« Most accomplished, inveterate, unblushing and unmitigated liars » is the dignified language which Sir Thomas Esmonde applies to the two Melbourne morning papers. Such an assertion, from such a quarter, will do no harm. Sir Thomas is good enough to add that for enterprise, business management, and editorial ability, the Melbourne morning papers are not equalled in the whole world.
The attitude of a very large number of the men now on strike is illustrated by the following dialogue, overheard by a Napier reporter in a public bar. B. (member of Carpenters' Union): « We're strong enough to get what we want, and we'll have it. » Enquiring Barman: « What is it you want? » B. (after a pause, scratching his head): « Well, I'm—if I know, but » (thumping the bar) « we'll have it. » Chorus of applauding friends, « 'Ear, 'ear!»
The irrepressible « Joe n Ivess is again « rag-planting. » His latest field is at Newcastle, N.S.W., and of course the office was to be on the rat system. « Rather than conform to the rules of the Typographical Society he would pack up his plant and clear. » This (says a contemporary) was the purport of the reply given to two officials who had been delegated to interview Mr Ivess. The result was reported to the various unions. In a day or two Mr Ivess asked for an interview with the Board. He was willing « to work his paper on 'stab' at £2 15s for forty-eight hours. » A resolution was passed, « That the proposal be not accepted, it being contrary to the spirit of our rules. » Mr Ivess, stepping downwards, was then willing to submit what he termed the dispute to arbitration. A meeting was thereupon convened for the purpose of allowing Mr Ivess to ask the members to allow the matter to go to arbitration; but when the time arrived and Mr Ivess rose to speak, he said that he had come « prepared to submit unconditionally to the rules of the Society. » He has for once met more than his match.