An Explanation from the Editor
SOME of our readers find it difficult to understand why, in the
case of the “Question Box,” and the “Prize Photographs” series,
we do not announce the winners of one month in the next issue. The
explanation is simple: Take the question in this issue, to which
answers may be sent until January fifteenth. By that time we shall
be almost ready to mail the February number to subscribers, since
it must be in everybody’s hands ten days later—January twenty-fifth.
By January fifteenth, too, the editors’ work on the March number
will be completed, so T
leaves the hands of the editors nearly two months before it reaches
Some were inclined to criticise us
because no mention was made in this magazine of the assassination
of President McKinley. The President died on September fourteenth.
The first subsequent number was the October issue, which left the
editors’ hands August fifth—nearly six weeks prior to the President’s
death. The November issue was virtually completed before he was
shot. The first number, therefore, in which the event could have
been referred to was the December number. What would have remained
at that time for us to say? Would it have been pleasant to recount
so tragic an event at the festal Christmas season? Besides, the
sentiments of the house which publishes T
L ’ H J
were fully expressed in T S
E P .
With an edition of 900,000 copies
certain things are impossible. A large circulation has disadvantages
in some ways. But if T J
did not have the income which this edition insures we could not
give our readers the costly magazine that they get to-day.