It has its advantage where there are no gazettes to publish the news of the day
, or to report the proceedings of important meetings.
The very name by which they used to be called, journal, seems to tell us that, for it comes from the French word "jour," meaning "a day." Newspapers give us the news of the day
for the day.
Next we have the pica heading, "News of the Day
," under which the following facts are set forth: Prince Leopold is going on a visit to Vienna, six lines; Prince Arnulph is coming back from Russia, two lines; the Landtag will meet at ten o'clock in the morning and consider an election law, three lines and one word over; a city government item, five and one-half lines; prices of tickets to the proposed grand Charity Ball, twenty-three lines--for this one item occupies almost one-fourth of the entire first page; there is to be a wonderful Wagner concert in Frankfurt-on-the-Main, with an orchestra of one hundred and eight instruments, seven and one-half lines.
This changed the subject, which became a desultory discourse on the news of the day
. I could not understand half that was said, laboring under the disadvantage of being shut up in a close drawer, on another floor; and that, too, with six dozen of chattering French gloves lying within a foot of me.
Marianne was to have the best place by the fire, was to be tempted to eat by every delicacy in the house, and to be amused by the relation of all the news of the day
. Had not Elinor, in the sad countenance of her sister, seen a check to all mirth, she could have been entertained by Mrs.
A great part of the idle leisure of the Indians when at home is passed in groups, squatted together on the bank of a river, on the top of a mound on the prairie, or on the roof of one of their earth-covered lodges, talking over the news of the day
, the affairs of the tribe, the events and exploits of their last hunting or fighting expedition; or listening to the stories of old times told by some veteran chronicler; resembling a group of our village quidnuncs and politicians, listening to the prosings of some superannuated oracle, or discussing the contents of an ancient newspaper.
Read it as I read it, and you will set the right value on the Sergeant's polite attention in sending me the news of the day
Sparsit, pouring out her tea, 'is the news of the day
"Still, he ought to have been here," said Debray; "I wonder what will be talked about to-night; this funeral is the news of the day
. But hush, here comes our minister of justice; he will feel obliged to make some little speech to the cousin," and the three young men drew near to listen.
The whole, to the great wonderment of Mr, Pickwick, were divided into little groups, who were chatting and discussing the news of the day
in the most unfeeling manner possible--just as if no trial at all were coming on.
What with the Jay Cooke failure, the Hayes-Tilden deadlock, and the bursting of a hundred railroad bubbles, there was very little in the news of the day
to encourage investors.
There was much pleasant conversation about the news of the day
, topics of business and politics, or the lighter matters of amusement; while religion, though indubitably the main thing at heart, was thrown tastefully into the background.