The Press: Pulitzer Eyes

In 1889 Joseph Pulitzer, publisher of the New York World, started to cruise around the world. His doctors had warned him against overexcitement. In Greece he received a cable from his brother-in-law, Colonel William L. Davis, which kept him in a rage until his ship reached Constantinople. As the ship was about to leave port, Mr. Pulitzer said to his secretary, Ponsonby:

"How suddenly it has gotten dark."

"It's not dark," said Ponsonby.

"Well, it's dark to me," said Joseph Pulitzer.

When'that happened, Publisher Pulitzer was 42; it remained dark for the rest of...